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godfather927 329 February 27, 2012 at 12:49 PM in News (3)
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Last Edited by godfather927 February 27, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Thread to discuss movies of any type and date, but perhaps with more focus on recent ones in the past couple years.

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Me (white) and my gf (black), went to see Django last week. We both thought it was fantastic, although she did find it a little over the top with the amount of gore Tarantino throws in at the end. Waltz delivers an excellent performance as expected and I don't think I could see anyone else playing a better Django than Jamie Foxx. She made me watch the Oprah interview with Jamie where they talk about filming. It's actually really interesting describing how they really immersed themselves into their roles and the difficulties for them portraying slaves during the time as well as the guilt the white actors felt portraying slave owners/overseers. Jamie tells an entertaining story about how hard it was for Leo to say the N-word. Did I mention that you get to see a little Kerry Washington boob? There's a quality screener going around, dl it and check out this movie!

Also watched This is 40. What a boring movie. I expected better but oh well. Melissa Mcarthy stole the movie with her 5 minute scene, but the rest was terrible.
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We both thought it was fantastic, although she did find it a little over the top with the amount of gore Tarantino throws in at the end.
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Me (white) and my gf (black), went to see Django last week. We both thought it was fantastic, although she did find it a little over the top with the amount of gore Tarantino throws in at the end. Waltz delivers an excellent performance as expected and I don't think I could see anyone else playing a better Django than Jamie Foxx. She made me watch the Oprah interview with Jamie where they talk about filming. It's actually really interesting describing how they really immersed themselves into their roles and the difficulties for them portraying slaves during the time as well as the guilt the white actors felt portraying slave owners/overseers. Jamie tells an entertaining story about how hard it was for Leo to say the N-word. Did I mention that you get to see a little Kerry Washington boob? There's a quality screener going around, dl it and check out this movie!
Is it OK if I am white and I watch it with my white wife? Or is there some unwritten rule?
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Is it OK if I am white and I watch it with my white wife? Or is there some unwritten rule?
Appropriate for all races.

Edit: But probably not appropriate if you're not older than 15.
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Appropriate for all races.

Edit: But probably not appropriate if you're not older than 15.
In all seriousness, I do think it looks good. I'll have to watch it this weekend but I think I will be watching it alone. My wife isn't much for ultra-violent movies - which I have to assume this is.
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In all seriousness, I do think it looks good. I'll have to watch it this weekend but I think I will be watching it alone. My wife isn't much for ultra-violent movies - which I have to assume this is.
In parts it's very, very violent, but otherwise it's not too bad. The middle is pretty tame (excluding the "mandingo fight"), but expect gratuitous use of the n-word as well as other related slang.
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In parts it's very, very violent, but otherwise it's not too bad. The middle is pretty tame (excluding the "mandingo fight"), but expect gratuitous use of the n-word as well as other related slang.
Yeah sounds like another solo movie watch.
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Yeah sounds like another solo movie watch.
It's all good, Sam Jackson will have you laughing your ass off. bounce
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Also watched This is 40. What a boring movie. I expected better but oh well. Melissa Mcarthy stole the movie with her 5 minute scene, but the rest was terrible.
That's how Knocked Up was to me so sounds like more of the same formula here. Can't wait to see DJ Unchained though.
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Yeah, I kept on hearing about Knocked Up, and finally watched it, and meh.
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The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey - Well I'll give Peter Jackson one thing, he doesn't do half hearted, half rate, or watered down versions of any adaptations of scripts put to film. The Hobbit was no different than King Kong or the LOTR series. It was big, extravagant, rich, delightful, humorous, serious, and awe-inspiring. Did I forget to mention it was really effin long too? I'm sure this was the slimmed down version of the movie at 2 hours and 49 minutes, but damn it didn't feel like it. Loved the visuals, story, and yeah it had its slow parts but so what? He's telling a story so shut up, crunch popcorn, and enjoy it. I've read several forums state how boring it was in comparison to LOTR and its pacing and I'm wondering what the hell they are talking about or what movie they saw. The Orc chase, the escape from Goblinville, the flashbacks of the Dwarf demise, and of course the present day Dwarfs themselves make this well worth watching. I refuse to buy it on Blu-ray though Nono2 until he comes out with all 3 Hobbit movies in extended platinum style. But that's a review for another day.
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Finally got around to watching Prometheus last night. Weird movie to say the least.
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Finally got around to watching Prometheus last night. Weird movie to say the least.
Visually wonderful though huh? Ok
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Visually wonderful though huh? Ok
It was. But from the very beginning (spoiler) --> laugh out loud From that point forward I could tell it was gonna be weird.
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It was. But from the very beginning (spoiler) --> laugh out loud From that point forward I could tell it was gonna be weird.
There is a backstory to that. I can't remember it exactly but he did that on purpose.
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