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A "Hey I just watched a movie" thread

Monkfish 12,435 1,117 April 23, 2010 at 06:49 PM
One of the other forums I go to has one of these threads and I've been turned on to some good movies that other regulars just watched. I was kind of surprised not to see a similar thread here (at least not that I could find.) Big Grin

I just rewatched "Kinamand" - a cute drama about a Danish plumber who gets involved in an arranged marriage with a Chinese illegal. Good stuff (Netflix instant.)

So what have you folks watched recently?

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Gamer - 4/5 - Not quite as good as I expected, but still a very cool movie.

Drive Angry - 5/5 - First off, I'm not a fan of Nick Cage, but this movie was great. I'd rank it somewhere in my top 10 favorites movies ever. Greatest scene:
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Dark Tide - 2.5/5 Gave me a headache. Good suspense, okay story. The lighting was too dark and the water too murky to see much of what was going on. In the end, it would've been nice if everyone had been eaten by a shark.

Beneath the Darkness 0/5 - People paid to see this? Again, Dennis Quaid's acting talent is underused. Dreamscape was the first film I saw him in and that was good.
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In Time - Good premise, decent cast, weak script but still entertaining. - 3.5/5
Loved the concept of this movie. Hated the acting, specifically JT.
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Another vote for Avengers. The dialogue in the movie was terrible but luckily I don't care. There was lots of fighting, explosions, and The Hulk. 5/5.
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How much longer will it be in theaters? I may go see that.
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How much longer will it be in theaters? I may go see that.
It just opened last weekend.
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i'm about to watch The Vow nod
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i'm about to watch The Vow nod
UPDATE: so far i'm kinda half Girly a quarter Roll Eyes (Sarcastic) and a quarter Scratchchin

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When I saw the commercial, I didn't know if Channing Tatum was the guy or the girl.
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When I saw the commercial, I didn't know if Channing Tatum was the guy or the girl.
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Iagree It just didn't feel right. A friend of mine says it is spot-on with Thor's story, so he appreciated it because of that, but it was just too cheesey or something for me... The romance of the story felt forced and silly.
Lovely sets and some decent fight scenes, though (my favorite being with the fire-breathing armor near the end). I could believe Chris Hemsworth as Thor, but I couldn't believe the emotional journey he was supposed to be going through; that seemed like just going through the motions and reading the lines without ever feeling them.

The romantic chemistry was minimal at best. Not quite as bad as a lot of action movies where the romance seems to have been stapled on as an afterthought because, well, there just has to be a romantic element in there *somewhere*. At least it was more-or-less integrated into the film. I do think Jane Foster hurriedly hiding the dirty dishes was a good touch.

My favorite part was when all his friends show up in the town near the end. It's predictable, but I never get tired of that kind of scene. It fits my sense of humor.



On the cinematic romance front, I'd say the most complete and utter failure of on-screen chemistry I've seen in a long time was the supposed relationship between Shia LaBeouf and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in "Transformers, Dark of the Moon." Despite their being cast as a romantic couple, the two of them acted like they'd never met before the camera started rolling and didn't particularly like having to stay in the same room together all the way through to "Cut!"

But it had big explosions, so that's something. I think the best performance in that film was by "Driller," because he could eat entire office buildings and still maintain a trim figure. I'm sure we could all draw some sort of inspiration from that.
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On the cinematic romance front, I'd say the most complete and utter failure of on-screen chemistry I've seen in a long time was the supposed relationship between Shia LaBeouf and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in "Transformers, Dark of the Moon." Despite their being cast as a romantic couple, the two of them acted like they'd never met before the camera started rolling and didn't particularly like having to stay in the same room together all the way through to "Cut!"
They were on screen at the same time? Confused Guess I was too busy checking her out. drool

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If he hadn't played Duke in GI Joe, I would have never heard of him.
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Lovely sets and some decent fight scenes, though (my favorite being with the fire-breathing armor near the end). I could believe Chris Hemsworth as Thor, but I couldn't believe the emotional journey he was supposed to be going through; that seemed like just going through the motions and reading the lines without ever feeling them.

The romantic chemistry was minimal at best. Not quite as bad as a lot of action movies where the romance seems to have been stapled on as an afterthought because, well, there just has to be a romantic element in there *somewhere*. At least it was more-or-less integrated into the film. I do think Jane Foster hurriedly hiding the dirty dishes was a good touch.
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I use Thor as further proof of how George Lucas is the worst "successful" director ever. Bear with me.

OK, so the chemistry isn't quite there with Thor and his lady friend, and it is kind of weird how it comes up so late in the story that it seems it has to be rushed so that in the end, it makes sense how a level headed scientist would do anything for this guy.
Ahem, anywho, there's the rushed romance, the middling to ok chemistry, and a love story that takes a back seat to action - and STILL Natalie Portman manages to give looks and smiles and reactions that make her girlish and mushy around this guy while still being passable for sciency, etc.

And somehow, in the Star Wars movies, she's made of cardboard. It's almost mastery that you can take an actress like that and dumb her down so much she just caves and says "fark it" to get through the horrendously cheesy scenes she has.

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And somehow, in the Star Wars movies, she's made of cardboard. It's almost mastery that you can take an actress like that and dumb her down so much she just caves and says "fark it" to get through the horrendously cheesy scenes she has.
Maybe she's just a better actor now than she was during Star Wars. Dontknow

Won't find much argument from me about George Lucas' dialogue skills, though.
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