Movie Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Serge 13, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. DammitBoy

    DammitBoy Carbon Dated and Proud

    Feb 23, 2006
    Then you should check out 'The Beast of War' (1988) based on a russian tank crew lost in afghanistan.
  2. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Okay, added to my bookmarks.
    Will probably watch both of them when I'm up for a war film marathon...which happens now and then.

  3. Evil Neville

    Evil Neville First time out of the vault

    Oct 2, 2012
    I got to the extreme close-up of anal penetration before I shut the movie off and died of embarrassment.
  4. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    Star Trek: Into Darkness was terrible. It was better than the first one though so if you liked that pile of crap then you'll like this one too. 1.5 out of 10.
  5. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    On the Iron Man 3 thing from before...

    It was fun but a little shallow on some parts, things like the ending wrap up could have been. The twist on the Mandarin was unexecpted, and while it broke off from the comics at least it did something interesting and funny with it, unlike Asthmatic Bane that just gets shot through a wall at the end.

    Not a flawless movie by any stretch of the imagination, but it was fun. The end credits being done in the style of a 90's buddy cop show was hialrious.
  6. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    I saw Django Unchained. I liked the first half, but it started to drag once they arrived at Candyland, took a distinct turn for the worse when

    [spoiler:dc89d5c109]Candie brought out the skull (über-Tarantino-cliche menacing speech complete with hysterical shouting at the end),[/spoiler:dc89d5c109]

    and went completely off the rails after

    [spoiler:dc89d5c109]Schultz shot Candie.[/spoiler:dc89d5c109]

    From then on it was just a power fantasy. (Not that the first half wasn't also, but it had some mitigating stuff, and the unfulfilled promise of maybe not going on being a power fantasy.)
  7. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Meta Per in full action. I liked the movie for what it was.

    Tarantino action.

    What surprised me, but that was expected with that topic, the kind of disturbing violence. I mean yeah, the bad guys getting their brain splattered around every corner, is fun. A yellow submarine girl castrating japanese mafia criminals? And so on.

    But the part about slavery, was still a bit disturbing. Thats a good thing though. I guess.
  8. donperkan

    donperkan Vault Senior Citizen

    Aug 4, 2011
    Aww shit, i'm gonna watch that tonight.
  9. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    Finally watched Black Swan. Meh. Didn't really like it, to be honest, too many loose ends and such.
  10. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    The Mandarin honestly cracked me up and made up for all the movie's flaws. Those fucking fortune cookies man.
  11. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    [spoiler:5a26259126]Slattery being taken away while still holding his can of beer and looking dumbfounded was hilarious, that whole role was very unconventional, specially for Ben Kingsley.

    Also trying to impress his pais prostitutes with the factoid his Mandarin rant about the CHinese Theater was about.[/spoiler:5a26259126]
  12. Akratus

    Akratus Bleep bloop.

    May 14, 2011
    What I get least of all, is why the movie played BLUE at the very beginning. . . of all the songs you could pick . . . .

    Also, I just finished The 25th Hour. I didn't like it much.
  13. Gaspard

    Gaspard Kasparov

    May 7, 2009
    I really dig the space scenes - as far as I can remember it's the first science fiction film that depicts outer space action as silent (it's vacuum, duh, no particles for sound waves to travel). when a space ship scoots past the screen you don't hear any engine noise or anything, while the radio chatter and static are a nice touch and indicate an alternative means for communication (as opposed to shouting)

    also, during a battle when a person gets sploded into space in midscream BAM! KABLAM! and silence....

    sweetness :clap:

    details like that makes space feel like OUTER SPACE!
  14. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    Serenity did action scenes in space being silent too. And technically both 2001 and 2010 had their space scenes silent other than the score and maybe the people breathing in their space suits. Probably other but those are the ones that spring to mind right away.
  15. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    I saw Rain Man from 1988 and Pennies from Heaven from 1981.

    Rain Man (with Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman) was very refreshing, reminding me of when big Hollywood releases didn't have to have aliens, vampires, superheroes, or talking animals. The cinematography is excellent, with a naturalistic bent that's missing from most contemporary films. Above all there's some really nice subtlety to the character development. It's a drama that could've been played as a simplistic tear-jerker, but fortunately it's way smarter and more complex than that. I liked it.

    Pennies from Heaven is a truly bizarre movie, but I enjoyed it as well. It's a big production musical set in the early 1930s, but nobody sings. They lip-sync and dance to cheerful old show tunes. Even more strange, Steve Martin plays the lead role as a completely self-centered jerk (and this is not long after he made The Jerk) who spirals ever downward as the story progresses. I can honestly say I've never seen another movie like this, and that's pretty rare. No surprise that it was a complete financial failure when it was released.
  16. Ilosar

    Ilosar Vault Fossil

    Apr 20, 2010
    Star Trek is a great movie, naysayers be cursed. It had a bit too many hanging plot threads at the end, but otherwise I enjoyed it very much.
  17. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Dec 10, 2003
    Watched Iron Sky yesterday. An enjoyable movie. Campy as hell, then again, when were Space Nazis not campy as hell? Also, Udo Kier. And Space Nazis.

    I'll have to read Rocket Ship Galileo now.
  18. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    [spoiler:594681f99d]Too many hanging plot threads like there should no longer be any death in the Star Trek universe because now Starfleet has access to unlimited supplies of magic Khan blood? :roll: [/spoiler:594681f99d]
  19. Ilosar

    Ilosar Vault Fossil

    Apr 20, 2010
    In a setting with teleporters, laser weapons, time travel, medical technology out of iPods, aliens with rubber foreheads and creepy robo-zombies in cubic ships, you find this out of place?

    [spoiler:48a1c40f2c] and as I understood it his blood helps to heal people, it doesn't ressurect. Kirk wasn't dead yet. A better question is 1) won't the Federation question why an admiral and all his crew suddendly disappeared? and 2) the Klingons seem awfully fine with a human supersoldier coming over and massacring a hundred of them[/spoiler:48a1c40f2c]
  20. Verd1234

    Verd1234 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jan 16, 2009
    I've been a fan of Star Trek TOS and Star Trek TNG my whole life and I liked Into felt like one of the better Star Trek movies...

    That being said none of the 12 star trek films are able to match the heights of the TOS and TNG but I like most of them for what they are...including Into Darkness...

    The 2009 movie felt like Star Wars with a Star Trek coating. This movie captured all of the Enterprise crew's characters quite well and had the same feeling of adventure that some of the older movies had. There was no "philosophy" but none of the previous movies had much of that anyway and the general themes in the movie are about the same amount as in most of the older movies...this felt more like Star Trek than the 2009 one....

    Once again, I repeat that no Star Trek movie has captured what I liked about the franchise from the TV shows...also I went into Into Darkness with extremely very low expectations and I was much surprised...