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Re: The Picture House

Postby helios » Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:42 am

Easy A was surprisingly excellent. Also, Emma Stone. Amaaaazing.
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Re: The Picture House

Postby mikekearn » Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:10 am

Agreed. I laughed my ass off during that movie.

Saw Super 8 a couple days ago. Very awesome film. I've seen a lot of people putting the film down, saying J.J. Abrams was just doing the film as an homage to classic Stephen Spielberg films, but there's a reason Spielberg's films are classics - they're fucking awesome! I have zero problem with a film that brings to mind classics like E.T., The Goonies, or Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind. Critics seem to say that like it's a bad thing, which reaffirms my belief that many critics find it impossible to enjoy ordinary movies anymore, and simple look down on anything that isn't Oscar bait.

I also saw Limitless, which was a pretty interesting movie. I loved the concept, and the movie itself was entertaining, but I felt they didn't take it as far as they could have. I'd definitely say you should watch it if you have the time. Interesting, it very strongly reminded me of the short story "Lest We Remember" by Isaac Asimov.
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Re: The Picture House

Postby starseedjenny » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:43 am

Got around to watching The Adjustment Bureau last night. I liked it! Except

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Re: The Picture House

Postby mikekearn » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:36 am

I didn't like The Adjustment Bureau as much as I hoped I would for the same reason. I was still entertained by the movie, but I was expecting something along the lines of Dark City, and instead got something completely different. They had a happy ending just handed to them in The Adjustment Bureau; in Dark City, the protagonist had to work for it.

I saw Captain America: The First Avenger yesterday. Holy hell that movie was awesome. I love all the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies that have come out so far, but Captain America is probably my favorite so far. It's a close tie with the Iron Man movies, and they only rank as highly as they do owing to how snarky Robert Downey Jr. is as Iron Man. Captain America very nicely puts the finishing piece in place, setting up The Avengers movie next year, and I can't wait to see it.
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Re: The Picture House

Postby helios » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:16 am

I'll be watching that tomorrow with some friends. We have CapCakes, and I'll be borrowing my flatmate's Captain America Shield.
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Re: The Picture House

Postby Seamus O'Seamus » Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:40 pm

Captain America is easily the best Marvel movie since Iron Man. And my favorite, to boot.
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Re: The Picture House

Postby helios » Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:12 am

Felt like I was watching a comic book. But in a good way. Everything was good about that movie.

Also, the CapCakes were amazing.
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Re: The Picture House

Postby Lich king » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:28 pm

Saw HPDH p2 last Friday.... it was disappointing. I mean, it was a good film but, they could have done much more with it. Instead of putting everything from the book in it like they were supposed to, they just cut most of it out and put in some crap that never happened. It was shorter than the first one to.
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Re: The Picture House

Postby Owen » Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:12 am

Must. See. Super 8.

The advertising makes it look like a straight-up monster film, but from what I hear it's surprisingly ET-like (something JJA can only be trying to encourage by getting Spielberg's name on the posters, since he's big enough and ugly enough by now to make his own monster flicks and still sell tickets).

Anyways, it looks good and it's only just coming out over here.
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Re: The Picture House

Postby mikekearn » Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:24 am

It's some kind of ET/Cloverfield combination. It's really good, though, I think you'd like it.
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