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Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 3:39 pm
by Friday
My wife always vaguely lamented that the TERRIBLE Amc on the other side of the highway (the one that basically gets all the loud talkers, obnoxious teens, etc)


It's not a true marvel movie opening weekend unless the obnoxious teens laugh and talk so loud that you miss all dialog following any quip, forcing a repeat viewing WAIT IS THIS HOW MARVEL IS MAKING ALL THEIR MONEY?!

Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 5:10 pm
by Grath
Speaking of terrible theater experiences: About a dozen children in the showing of Deadpool 2 I was at today, including one child so young they needed a booster seat to see the screen.

Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 7:25 pm
by Niku
Friday wrote:It's not a true marvel movie opening weekend unless the obnoxious teens laugh and talk so loud that you miss all dialog following any quip, forcing a repeat viewing WAIT IS THIS HOW MARVEL IS MAKING ALL THEIR MONEY?!


we saw the vvvvvvitch at the theater in question and no joke the girl sitting next to me was running-commentary translating the entire movie into vietnamese to the person sitting next to her

it really drove home that new england spooky atmosphere

Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 11:20 pm
by Mongrel


oh my god

EDIT: Just a reminder!

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Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 9:55 am
by mharr
It must be so nice being the only subculture immune to all human irrationalities.

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Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:12 pm
by Mongrel


Still can't believe they're making a Traction Wars movie. Classic 80's schlock sci-fi is looking good on the big screen with modern special effects!

Although it appears that this trailer is from the "Spoil the entire movie in 2 minutes" school of trailer making.

Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:50 pm
by Niku
i try to keep my hype in check as much as possible but sometimes there's no reason to

because i literally do not care one tiny bit about the writing or action or story even if (i hope!) they end up being great when it comes to a trailer for a film that LOOKS this fucking good.


Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:21 pm
by Mongrel
The Death Of Stalin is not only bleakly funny as hell (as promised), it's surprisingly sympathetic in its treatment of most of the characters.

Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:28 am
by Thad
Incredibles 2 was good. Not as good as the first one, but that's a high bar; they took 14 years to make a sequel, and they made sure they got it right. It's not perfect (I think Dash is underused -- middle-child syndrome! -- and the villain's plan makes no sense, even by the standards of a genre known for plans like "the Joker uses a mind-transference ray to learn how to surf, so he can rule the waves"), but it's got some of the best superhero action setpieces I've ever seen (and also a lovely throwback to the Golden Age of cartoons involving a fight with a raccoon), and some great fucking audio, between the big-band soundtrack and some excellent use of surround sound in a scene where Jack-Jack is moving around but you can't see where he is.

It's not on par with the original, and it's probably not in my top five Pixar movies -- but again, those are high bars to clear. Still well worth seeing in the theater.

Also, before the movie I saw two trailers that had a screaming goat in them, two trailers that had gags involving somebody stammering, and two trailers that had Eeyore in them.

Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:45 am
by TA
Absolutely do not go see Incredibles 2 if you have any kind of epilepsy or other sensitivity to flashing lights, it's a massive problem and theaters are putting up warning signs.

Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:17 pm
by Mongrel



Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:21 am
by Thad
Won't You Be My Neighbor? is damn-near as perfect a job as anyone could do of distilling Mr. Rogers' 35-year career into 90 minutes. It hits the major points -- the greatest of which is his empathy. (And while I think it's fair to say the man didn't have many faults, the movie does acknowledge one: he took longer than he should have to speak out on gay rights, at one point essentially telling Francois Clemmons to either stay in the closet or leave the show. I feel like that, too, is a useful message: everybody makes mistakes, even Mr. Rogers; the important thing is to acknowledge them and learn to do better.)

The one thing I thought was odd was that there was no mention at all of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood. The film has a few short interstitials featuring an animated Daniel Tiger that seem like they're alluding to it, but it's never actually mentioned. That feels like a missed opportunity to me: we end the film more or less on the Westboro Baptist Church picketing Rogers' funeral, which is a pretty down note. Daniel Tiger seems like it should have at least warranted a mention -- yes, this movie is about Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, but it's also about what Fred Rogers did and what he accomplished. And while he's fifteen years gone now, his work lives on -- and not just in thirty years of reruns. His collaborators, his characters, his message, and his methods are still present on television. In fact, a glance at that Wikipedia article indicates that a new season starts in just over two weeks.

Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:04 pm
by falselogic
If you like dumb people making dumb decisions and then being killed by dumb dinosaurs then Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom is the perfect movie for you!

Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:32 pm
by Niku
it is so dumb

it is so good

Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:44 pm
by falselogic
Niku wrote:it is so dumb

it is so good

Yup! The ending gives me hope that any sequels will finally break the trapped on an island mold the franchise has been trapped in since JP2

Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:56 am
by Mongrel


Well! This looks a little... intense.

(Mainly linking it because it looks like they're ratcheting up Nicholas Cage's bananas crazytown to a new level here).

Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:47 am
by Silversong
Thad wrote:Won't You Be My Neighbor? is damn-near as perfect a job as anyone could do of distilling Mr. Rogers' 35-year career into 90 minutes.


I went to see this yesterday on your recommendation. You failed to mention how many tissues I should bring along. ;_________;

Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:55 am
by Mongrel
Paul Verhoeven is working on a film adaptation of The Last Express.

Huh.

Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:26 pm
by Thad
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Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:07 am
by Thad
Blomkamp to direct Robocop movie. Screenplay is by Ed Neumeier, who co-wrote the original.

Course, don't take for granted that this is going to happen until they actually start shooting. I'm still bummed Blomkamp didn't get to make that Alien movie he was working on.