Movie Thread

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

  1. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    There ought to be a thread for it, but it would probably be a very naughty thing to particupate in
     
  2. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Well, all of mine would be about my friends anyway, I am super straight edge.
     
  3. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    You were plotting to lure out all the druggies, weren't you!
     
  4. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Maybe?

    Nah, I like hearing drug stories, they are certainly more interesting than alcohol stories.
     
  5. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    To veer the topic back again - the drug movie of the ages - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

    I must admit, watching this when it came out, me and my friends SO wanted to try Ether :D The movie completely affected our young, feeble minds.
    As much as I hear people are annoyed by the irratic composition of this movie, I can only love it. Even "druggies" might dislike it, because they want everything to be realistic (or they want to prove to everyone that they know how the drugs work, and therefore point-out-to-death every error they can find), but I see it as what it is meant to be - a mindfucky drug extravaganza taken to the brink of mental death :D
    Some of the scenes are just fantastic

    I also tend to fall for little details, like when he runs around with a glass full of sandy beer, during the race.. :D
     
  6. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Loathing in las Vegas is pretty awesome.
    But let's not forget the most high brow druggie comedy, Wolf of Wall Street....

    Also, I am gonna go watch Guardians of the Galaxy this thursday, anyone here that has seen it already? What are your toughts? As fun as the Cap American movies?
     
  7. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    I find both equally entertaining. But talking about "other people's drug stories" reminds me of a time I was on lunch break at work, and being graveyard shift rather than disperse to momentarily socialize, all of us would eat our lunch in the same spot. They started chatting about bad experiences with tainted weed, because one of them had apparently temporarily lost feeling in half their face from some bad chronic, so each of them began to share their own stories to cheer the first up. After a good 5 minutes of talking about shady dealers and saving a few bucks at the cost of bad product and careless first times and other stories, they realized I was still there seated right behind them, munching away at my lunch, the only one present who wasn't part of their group of friends after our shifts end. My supervisor, the one leading most of the storytelling, stammered, "Uh... we're of course speaking PURELY hypothetically, you understand?" His concerns made me chuckle, and I just waved it off that as much as I didn't indulge, I frankly couldn't care less what others did in their free time in the privacy of their own lives. Still a funny moment. XD
     
  8. Kaison58

    Kaison58 First time out of the vault

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    Aug 6, 2014
    I love gangster movies too.
     
  9. sabrina850

    sabrina850 Guest

    I want some latest actions muvies
     
  10. Akratus

    Akratus Bleep bloop.

    May 14, 2011
    I can recommend:

    Dredd
    Edge of Tomorrow
    Captain America: The Winter Soldier
    Red
    Oblivion
    Law Abiding Citizen
    Man of Steel

    These I recommend you watch with a group of friends, so you can fill up the boring parts with jokes:

    Escape Plan
    The Last Stand
    Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
    Pacific Rim
    The Wolverine
    Jack Reacher
     
  11. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    Finally got around to watching "Man of Steel", what can I say, the previous Superman reboot, where he saves an airplane and spends the rest of the movie crawling around in a boat... yeah. This one had me actually tightening my fist, wanting to shout out "SUPERMAN! YAAAAH!!!"

    I never had much relation with American superheroes, but Superman is an exception - still not a lot of comics for me, but I grew up watching the old movies when I was babysat, so, a "proper" Superman rendition has always meant a lot to me. This one, despite the costume details and stuff, I think they got him right! Smashing half of Metropolis, as well as it was full of popcorn, it was a level of seriousness that is required for Superman. Let Batman and Spiderman handle muggers and crazy people with weird machines. When cities fall apart - we need SUPERMAN!
     
  12. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Level 27 Wizard Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    I think Russell Crowe was the best part of that movie. I love him in..well most movies he's in.
     
  13. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    Les Miserables? :]

    But yeah, keep him from singing, and he's a solid actor.
     
  14. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Level 27 Wizard Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    Haven't seen that one actually. American Gangsters is the fucking shit though. One of my favorite crime movies.
     
  15. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    I liked that one too.

    And LA Confidential, of course. And Master and Commander, and 3:10 to Yuma...I usually like his movies.
     
  16. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Kevin Costner as Kent was a decent choice in my opinion. Actually I really enjoyed the movie, up to the point where the destruction in Metropolis takes part. That was simply over the top.
     
  17. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    It reminded me of the Superman vs Doomsday comic (where Superman dies, but doesn't, derp), I felt it fit, because it is a situation where no other superhero will do - only Superman!
     
  18. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    I don't know about you guys, but I think Vin Diesel deserves an Oscar for best Actor on Guardians of the Galaxy.
     
  19. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    I think I'm going to see Guardians of the Galaxy because it's getting lots of good buzz and because I'd never heard of Guardians of the Galaxy before this movie. I like Vin Diesel, too. He's perfect for the kind of roles he gets. I'm going to wait for a rainy day though. We're in the midst of a stretch of perfect summer weather where I live, and I'm not going to waste it.

    I saw Lethal Weapon for the first time the other night. Funny that I'd never seen it before. I guess I wasn't all that impressed, but context has a lot to do with it. If I'd gone to see it in a theater as a summer blockbuster in 1987, I probably would have enjoyed it a lot more. I suppose the formula has been copied numerous times since then, too, so it doesn't seem novel anymore. I kept thinking of the Will Farrell comedy The Other Guys, which is a parody of this forumla.

    This is not to say I didn't like it, but it didn't blow me away (no pun intended).
     
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  20. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    You didn't not like it? Man, that's impressive... I saw Lethal Weapon about 2 weeks ago for the first time in maybe 15 years, and I was just cringing the whole way through. It was painful to watch.