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Re: The Movies Thread
« Reply #90 on: September 02, 2018, 03:31:49 PM »
Honestly, for the 4K aspect of it, I'm obliged to lean towards action movies like the Spider-Man films.

For that, depends on what you want. Combination of Jumanji (I'm assuming it's the new one) gives you a great film that's really fun and extremely funny, pair that with Homecoming and you have the latest iteration of Spider-Man and the most "canon" one as he actually belongs to the MCU.

If you don't care about the MCU but like Spider-Man, the 2 for 1 value of both Amazing Spider-Man films paired with Jumanji is probably the best value. I like the 2nd Amazing Spider-Man, it's mindless and full of plot holes but it really feels like a comic book movie. The first ones a bit more dull but Dennis Leary is great in it and I like Garfield and Emma Stone.

My 2 cents.

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Re: The Movies Thread
« Reply #91 on: September 02, 2018, 05:50:39 PM »
Yea, I agree, so Homecoming is a lock. Jumanji isn't me I dont think, nor the other 2 SM flicks.
I think Im down to All the money in the world, Concussion, Elysium, Taxi Driver or Baby Driver again.
All but the last two seem sort of tepid, but Ill let it marinate and see what comes to pass.

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« Reply #92 on: September 03, 2018, 12:51:28 PM »
Spiderman Homecoming
Im sure everyone has seen this, but spoilers anyway...
Spoiler: show

This one was fun and for a reboot it was better than Maguire's version
While cheesy at times and with quite a predictable story it does a good job of developing the Spiderman character.
This film doesn't take itself too seriously which adds to the charm and likability. I thought Karen was a bit much in the long run but otherwise a fun romp.
I also liked the fact that the death of Ben Parker wasnt dwelled on like it was in Maguire's Spiderman, it just felt off as a motivation.
Jon Favreau on screen doesn't work well for me even though I know Im probably in the minority there.
But I will say the bathroom scene at the end of the film was perfect juxtaposition and timing, best laugh of the movie for me.
I didnt get too much out of the sidekick but I guess thats just to be accepted, and as an aside, Laura Harrier is 28 years old?  :o
One last item; Im really indifferent about it, and I understand the MU universe is merged with ours to a slight degree, but a completely robotic Iron Man? It just seems to create such unseemly possibilities. But thats me, and I digress.

Overall good flick, looking forward to 2.

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« Reply #93 on: September 03, 2018, 04:05:38 PM »
There have been completely robotic Iron Men since at least Oron Man 3. Also featured on Age of Ultron.

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« Reply #94 on: September 03, 2018, 05:35:24 PM »
yea I realize that, but still doesn't mean Im on board completely ;-)

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« Reply #95 on: September 23, 2018, 08:09:32 PM »
Solo

When this was announced I was against it. After Ive seen it, Im still against it.
Ill concede it was better than I thought it would be and Ron Howard and Woody Harrelson had more to do with that than anything.
When it was first reported Alden Ehrenreich was Solo, it was obvious to me, other than the fact we didnt need this story, that this wasn't going to work.
Nothing against him, but he wasn't Solo and its not all his fault. Harrison Ford created a character you cannot replicate. His "it" factor cannot be bottled and this much was obvious. The guy we see in this flick was not Solo. Sure, at times there were flashes of the substance of his character, but then again not really.
If you are immersed in the SW universe, then yes, see it, thats why I did. If not, dont waste your time.
Again, it wasn't horrible and its still better than any of the prequels, although not by much over III, but if its raining outside and you have access to Dominos, give it a go.

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Re: The Movies Thread
« Reply #96 on: September 30, 2018, 12:45:18 PM »
This looks better the closer it gets, and I can't wait. I hope they can keep up the story that Ryan Coogler started with the first one.

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Re: The Movies Thread
« Reply #97 on: September 30, 2018, 11:22:22 PM »
He broke things in me that aint never gonna be fixed
That Rocky/Drago stare down was epic!
Loved the nod to Ali with the underwater training
Rocky is such a great character and Creed was a terrific film, I hope this one surpasses it!

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« Reply #98 on: October 03, 2018, 01:10:51 AM »
He broke things in me that aint never gonna be fixed
That Rocky/Drago stare down was epic!
Loved the nod to Ali with the underwater training
Rocky is such a great character and Creed was a terrific film, I hope this one surpasses it!

That nod to Ali was incredible, and I love the music too; that orchestral cut with DMX is nice.
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Re: The Movies Thread
« Reply #99 on: October 09, 2018, 10:02:47 AM »
Loved both Deadpool 2 and Ant-Man and the Wasp.
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Re: The Movies Thread
« Reply #100 on: October 09, 2018, 04:12:10 PM »
Loved both Deadpool 2

The new ant man and black panther are still on my back log lol

Hearing good things about venom despite the critics so I bet it is decent



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« Reply #101 on: October 09, 2018, 05:39:10 PM »
Loved both Deadpool 2

The new ant man and black panther are still on my back log lol

Hearing good things about venom despite the critics so I bet it is decent

Venom is....sort of a throwback to the Ghost Rider/Spawn/Daredevil/Blade days of superhero movies. The plot is basically incoherent, nothing anyone does makes any sense, but for about an hour, you get to watch Venom jump around and beat up bad guys, so, you know, if that's all you want, it's perfectly fine.

It just goes to show, just like Sony never really understood Spider-Man, they don't understand his roster either. I'm not saying it's not a fun movie, or not entertaining (that being said, I think it's worth a rental than theater prices), but it didn't do much for me.

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« Reply #102 on: October 12, 2018, 07:18:50 PM »
Loved both Deadpool 2

The new ant man and black panther are still on my back log lol

Hearing good things about venom despite the critics so I bet it is decent

Venom is....sort of a throwback to the Ghost Rider/Spawn/Daredevil/Blade days of superhero movies. The plot is basically incoherent, nothing anyone does makes any sense, but for about an hour, you get to watch Venom jump around and beat up bad guys, so, you know, if that's all you want, it's perfectly fine.

It just goes to show, just like Sony never really understood Spider-Man, they don't understand his roster either. I'm not saying it's not a fun movie, or not entertaining (that being said, I think it's worth a rental than theater prices), but it didn't do much for me.

cool thanks for the heads up



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Re: The Movies Thread
« Reply #103 on: Today at 02:04:19 PM »
Everybody, do me a favor and go see Bad Night at the El Royale, because it is AMAZING, but it's an indie, and it's not a superhero movie or an established franchise, so it's not making any money and that's unfortunate. This is why we don't get original movies when people complain Hollywood doesn't make original movies anymore.

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« Reply #104 on: Today at 04:44:24 PM »
I dont go to the theatre much but am really considering this and Halloween

 

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