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Discussion in 'Other Movies' started by Lulu Parrot, Oct 31, 2013.
Such a very powerful film!
Khumba - tolerable CGI Lion King retread
Amazing Spider-Man 2 - after an indifferent reboot, episode 2 knocks it out of the park
The Raid 2 - much more plot than before, but two and a half hours is too much
Village of the Damned, the 1995 re-make with Christopher Reeve.
It's a tolerable enough movie but not a patch on the original 1960 black & white film of the same name, which was far more faithful to John Wyndhams novel "The Midwich Cuckoos" and a lot more atmospheric.
I've been re-watching FIREFLY and watching BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER for the first time, but slipped in Sunlight Jr. the other day. Pretty darned good! I'm convinced Matt Dillon is a timelord--he's barely changed since he was in his early 20s!
Amour. Heartclench, and sobering for someone who has been married for years and intends to stay married into old age (or older age--lol).
The Love Punch - middle aged caper romp with a great cast having fun
Rio 2 - neorotic parrot meets in-laws in jungle
The Other Woman - wife and mistresses seek to deliver comeuppance to serial philanderer in likeable comedy with some decent performances
I watched Oculus last night with my girlfriend. It was pretty good, not great. It earned a little more respect from me when I found out it was fairly low budget. IMDB says they only spent 5 million to make it. With all of the money they spend on crappy movies today, I consider that kind of a triumph. They had already made over 23 million on it so far.
Summary - Neat little horror flick. I hope that they don't try to make a ton of sequels though.
Ooh, I just remembered that I watched the latest Paranormal Activity movie a week or so ago. It was called The Marked Ones. If there is anyone on the SKMB that has seen it and enjoyed it please let me know why. Maybe I didn't get the movie.
Summary - NO! Just no.
I've seen it 2 weeks ago. I agree, NO. Actually, what I am thinking is that I could love the movie better if it were not called Paranormal Activity, but since it is the next part of the Paranormal Activity franchise, that should have been different.
im so sorry for you.
Insidious Chapter 2. Was much better than the first one imho.
Just watched 27 Dresses which was a 2 star romantic comedy - good thing I like the main character - Katherine Heigl
She's such a sweet woman - a real doll with a nice personality
There was actually a quote in there from a Stephen King book.
Her sister said "She's your # 1 fan! - but not in a creepy way" when introducing her to a writer
PA:TMO (or PA5 if you prefer) tells of goings on in an apartment building in the Latin section of Los Angeles: in particular what happens to a lad called Jesse as supernatural events begin to get a hold on him. Put forward as a spin-off, the end makes it clear how thoroughly it ties into the franchise and, in particular, it answers a number of questions which have been outstanding for a film or two.
Like its predecessors, it is another "found footage" film, and there are a number of places where I thought "If that was me, I would not still be holding a camcorder." Unlike its predecessors, it is much more strongly oriented towards a conventional narrative, and it moves away from the slow burn suggestion and anticipation approach of the first couple of movies.
I was quite pleased to have some explanation filled in, and the Hispanic ghetto setting was interesting: otherwise this was pretty routine stuff.
Big movie weekend, since it rained all weekend, but nothing new. ST: Into Darkness (pretty good), Rise of the Guardians (nice kid show), Epic (liked it more than I expected to), Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (MUCH better than the first one. I don't know why it didn't do better in theaters), Serenity (loved it, as always ), Insidious 2 (Can't agree with Ghost here--I thought it was awful, like maybe the director was forced to make a sequel and tanked it on purpose). I watched Amour again last night (I apparently thought I needed to be sad before I went to sleep), and liked it even better than the first time. Powerful movie.
Family & I saw Oculus last night - decent horror flick that plays honest & abides by its own rules - loved the time twisting back & forth.
Transcendence - great cast in a film filled with fascinating issues, very poorly handled
Pompeii - so bad as to be fun
Plastic - Brits in Miami in caper romp
Perfume: the Story of a Murderer. The movie seemed a bit too slow for me, I remember liking the book much better. Though, it is still not as bad.
All is Lost. I love a movie with little or no dialogue. Thats film making properly. Blew us away!
Re-watched Mirrors. A very good horror movie!
Tarzan (2014 - 3D) - CGI updating of Tarzan's origin crossed with retelling Avatar. Pretty poor.
Bad Neighbours - incredibly sweary war between parents of baby and frat house nextdoor. Quite funny.
Brick Mansions - adequate action thriller with good parkour sequences