Movies

Okay . . . let's try this again.

Moderators: Shirley, brian, ZMan, Sabo

Post Reply
User avatar
sancarlos
The Dude
Posts: 8736
Joined: Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:46 pm
Location: NorCal via Colorado

Movies

Post by sancarlos » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:24 pm

Seeing the Roger Ebert thread made me go look for a movies thread. Couldn't find one, so I'm starting this one. Hopefully not a duplicate.

One of my favorite authors is Bill Bryson. Especially his humorous travel books. Today I read that Robert Redford is making a movie of one of his best, A Walk in the Woods, with Redford playing Bryson, and Nick Nolte playing his goofball friend, Katz. Could be good.
link
"What a bunch of pedantic pricks." - sybian

User avatar
A_B
The Dude
Posts: 11318
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:36 am
Location: Getting them boards like a wolf in the chicken pen.

Re: Movies

Post by A_B » Fri May 03, 2013 8:02 am

Watched Django Unchained last weekend. Loved it. Probably my favorite non Pulp Fiction Tarantino.

And I usually don't care much for oscar snubs because there are a lot of good performances in any given year, but the fact that DiCaprio didn't get even so much as a nomination was rubbish. Waltz was great, but DiCaprio was, IMO, better.
certainly expansive during tactical areas and specific zones

User avatar
howard
Karl Hungus
Posts: 9467
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:00 pm

Re: Movies

Post by howard » Fri May 03, 2013 8:57 am

To paraphrase the Robert Downey character from Tropic Thunder, never go full racist
Who knows? Maybe, you were kidnapped, tied up, taken away and held for ransom.

Those days are gone forever
Over a long time ago
Oh yeah…

User avatar
That French Guy
Maude Lebowski
Posts: 187
Joined: Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:36 pm

Re: Movies

Post by That French Guy » Fri May 03, 2013 4:18 pm

sancarlos wrote:One of my favorite authors is Bill Bryson. Especially his humorous travel books. Today I read that Robert Redford is making a movie of one of his best, A Walk in the Woods, with Redford playing Bryson, and Nick Nolte playing his goofball friend, Katz. Could be good.
link
I love Bryson's stuff. I finished AWITW in March, great read as usual (the one about Australia is still my favorite one though). Looking forward to that (Bryson will be quite pleased to be played by Redford).

User avatar
The Sybian
The Dude
Posts: 9501
Joined: Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:36 am
Location: Working in the Crap Part of Jersey

Re: Movies

Post by The Sybian » Fri May 03, 2013 8:35 pm

That French Guy wrote:
sancarlos wrote:One of my favorite authors is Bill Bryson. Especially his humorous travel books. Today I read that Robert Redford is making a movie of one of his best, A Walk in the Woods, with Redford playing Bryson, and Nick Nolte playing his goofball friend, Katz. Could be good.
link
I love Bryson's stuff. I finished AWITW in March, great read as usual (the one about Australia is still my favorite one though). Looking forward to that (Bryson will be quite pleased to be played by Redford).
I have a hard time choosing a favorite between the two. AWITW was more of a story, and I was shocked at what a treasure the Appalachian Trail is. Although I have heard of it and grew up about 2 hours away from a portion of it, I knew next to nothing about it, and would guess that few Americans do. As for In a Sunburned Country, it shouldn't have been nearly as entertaining, but I was fascinated by the bizarre random facts about shithole towns in Australia that there is no reason for anyone to go to, and yet Bryson makes them fascinating for some of the strangest reasons. The guy has an amazing ability to find the most boring and trivial shit interesting and pass it along to the reader. Or at least to me, and based on his popularity, a lot of other people. I wouldn't be surprised if most people find his books, particularly Sunburned to be extremely boring.
An honest to God cult of personality - formed around a failed steak salesman.
-Pruitt

User avatar
rass
The Dude
Posts: 10637
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:41 am
Location: N effin' J

Re: Movies

Post by rass » Fri May 03, 2013 9:06 pm

I made a donation to the Veronica Mars kickstarter, and I'm not ashamed*. I can't wait for my t-shirt. Just got an email from them, and they made enough cash to shoot in LA. Suck it Vancouver. USA! USA!


Summer movies everyone is most looking forward to? In order, for me, I think it's:

Star Trek Into Darkness (really going to have a hard time avoiding spoilers for this one in the next couple of weeks)
Man Of Steel
The World's End
Pacific Rim
Iron Man 3
Monster's U (Boo? Kitty! = Dusty every time. If I have to see a kid's movie, make mine Pixar. Even if it's a sequel.)
This Is The End (just because I plan on getting both myself and my wife drunk for that one and taking advantage of living within walking distance of a theater)


*anyone else? Bensell? C'mon man, at least tell me you're excited for the movie.
I felt aswirl with warm secretions.

User avatar
Rush2112
The Dude
Posts: 5176
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:35 pm
Location: Cyrus X-1
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by Rush2112 » Fri May 03, 2013 10:01 pm

The Sybian wrote: I love Bryson's stuff.
A History of the Home is fantastic (as is a Short History of nearly Everything.) I love his looks at the look at the histories of the English language are great as well (to tie into microhistories in the reading thread.)
Taste:
Grapefruit pith, orange zest, pine needle, and zesty florals. Honey malts. Musky mango with light additions of passion fruit and peach.

User avatar
rass
The Dude
Posts: 10637
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:41 am
Location: N effin' J

Re: Movies

Post by rass » Fri May 03, 2013 10:03 pm

Oh man. Can we be honest here?

I think I was disappointed by The Hobbit.
I felt aswirl with warm secretions.

User avatar
DaveInSeattle
Walter Sobchak
Posts: 3013
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:51 am
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: Movies

Post by DaveInSeattle » Sun May 05, 2013 5:58 am

I watched Django a few weeks ago....and I don't know.....it was good, but I was mildly disappointed. It really needed to be about 20 minutes shorter. I felt the same way about Inglorious Basterds as well.

And holy crap....what was the point of having QT and those other 2 guys as the Australians? Made zero sense at all, and QT's accent didn't sound Aussie in the least.

That said, the acting was great. DiCaprio, Waltz, Foxx were all fantastic. And wow....Sam Jackson was creepy as shit.

User avatar
A_B
The Dude
Posts: 11318
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:36 am
Location: Getting them boards like a wolf in the chicken pen.

Re: Movies

Post by A_B » Sun May 05, 2013 9:21 am

rass wrote:Oh man. Can we be honest here?

I think I was disappointed by The Hobbit.
I think making it three movies will end up hurting it in the long run. But as with Star Wars, I love them all pretty much no matter.
certainly expansive during tactical areas and specific zones

User avatar
A_B
The Dude
Posts: 11318
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:36 am
Location: Getting them boards like a wolf in the chicken pen.

Re: Movies

Post by A_B » Mon May 06, 2013 11:01 am

Watched Life of Pi on Friday. Really well done. I was worried they might have trouble with the first part of the book explaining Pi's religious tendencies. However, they did it very well I thought.

I think I liked this movie and Django better than Argo.
certainly expansive during tactical areas and specific zones

User avatar
Johnnie
The Dude
Posts: 8142
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:31 pm
Location: ABQ, BITCH!
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by Johnnie » Tue May 07, 2013 3:12 am

Are there 4D movie theaters in 'MURICA? They are the norm over here. 18,000 WON ($16.50) to sit in a seat that moves, shakes, vibrates, pokes your back and legs, all while getting bursts of air and mist shot at you. Plus the movie is in 3D.

Iron Man 3 was better because of it.
mister d wrote:Couldn't have pegged me better.

User avatar
A_B
The Dude
Posts: 11318
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:36 am
Location: Getting them boards like a wolf in the chicken pen.

Re: Movies

Post by A_B » Tue May 07, 2013 6:36 am

Disney has one.
certainly expansive during tactical areas and specific zones

User avatar
Johnnie
The Dude
Posts: 8142
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:31 pm
Location: ABQ, BITCH!
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by Johnnie » Tue May 07, 2013 7:06 am

AB_skin_test wrote:Disney has one.
That's cute. I think the answer is no if this write up from last summer is any indicator.

Damn shame. America's behind the times.
mister d wrote:Couldn't have pegged me better.

User avatar
Giff
Walter Sobchak
Posts: 4384
Joined: Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:26 pm

Re: Movies

Post by Giff » Tue May 07, 2013 8:23 am

Johnnie wrote:Are there 4D movie theaters in 'MURICA? They are the norm over here. 18,000 WON ($16.50) to sit in a seat that moves, shakes, vibrates, pokes your back and legs, all while getting bursts of air and mist shot at you. Plus the movie is in 3D.

Iron Man 3 was better because of it.
There's a new theater opening by our house that advertises rumble seats. Wonder if that's the same thing.
Muh.

testy boxcar
Maude Lebowski
Posts: 166
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:23 pm

Re: Movies

Post by testy boxcar » Tue May 07, 2013 2:34 pm

Johnnie wrote:Are there 4D movie theaters in 'MURICA? They are the norm over here. 18,000 WON ($16.50) to sit in a seat that moves, shakes, vibrates, pokes your back and legs, all while getting bursts of air and mist shot at you. Plus the movie is in 3D.

Iron Man 3 was better because of it.
that sounds bloody awful.

User avatar
The Sybian
The Dude
Posts: 9501
Joined: Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:36 am
Location: Working in the Crap Part of Jersey

Re: Movies

Post by The Sybian » Tue May 07, 2013 7:56 pm

testy boxcar wrote:
Johnnie wrote:Are there 4D movie theaters in 'MURICA? They are the norm over here. 18,000 WON ($16.50) to sit in a seat that moves, shakes, vibrates, pokes your back and legs, all while getting bursts of air and mist shot at you. Plus the movie is in 3D.

Iron Man 3 was better because of it.
that sounds bloody awful.

Yeah, I can find a lot of better uses for 18,000 WON
An honest to God cult of personality - formed around a failed steak salesman.
-Pruitt

User avatar
DaveInSeattle
Walter Sobchak
Posts: 3013
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:51 am
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: Movies

Post by DaveInSeattle » Wed May 08, 2013 5:56 am

Giff wrote:
Johnnie wrote:Are there 4D movie theaters in 'MURICA? They are the norm over here. 18,000 WON ($16.50) to sit in a seat that moves, shakes, vibrates, pokes your back and legs, all while getting bursts of air and mist shot at you. Plus the movie is in 3D.

Iron Man 3 was better because of it.
There's a new theater opening by our house that advertises rumble seats. Wonder if that's the same thing.
Does anyone else remember Sensaround? I think earthquake and Midway were the only movies that used it.

User avatar
Scottie
Donny
Posts: 2303
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:52 am
Location: Warming up in the bullpen.

Re: Movies

Post by Scottie » Wed May 08, 2013 12:02 pm

AussieDave wrote:Does anyone else remember Sensaround? I think earthquake and Midway were the only movies that used it.
And Rollercoaster, if I recall. Know that only because it was the first movie I saw at a brand new theater that opened in the backwater Nova Scotia town in which I grew up.

Maybe The Towering Inferno?
Your own personal AR-15 wielding Jesus

User avatar
testuser2
Brandt
Posts: 368
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:53 am

Re: Movies

Post by testuser2 » Wed May 08, 2013 2:31 pm

AussieDave wrote: Does anyone else remember Sensaround? I think earthquake and Midway were the only movies that used it.
I went to one of these back in the 80's at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore. Phineas T. Flagg's Sensorium. It smelled awful in there and really creeped me out.

User avatar
DaveInSeattle
Walter Sobchak
Posts: 3013
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:51 am
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: Movies

Post by DaveInSeattle » Fri May 10, 2013 8:38 am

I went and saw the new Star Trek tonight. I liked it. I really like Simon Pegg as Scotty, and the guy playing Spock is pretty good.

And my god....Alice Eve is absolutely incredible. Her role is fairly unnecessary, but wowza....

Actual shot from the movie:
Image

User avatar
rass
The Dude
Posts: 10637
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:41 am
Location: N effin' J

Re: Movies

Post by rass » Tue May 21, 2013 7:58 pm

AussieDave wrote:I went and saw the new Star Trek tonight. I liked it. I really like Simon Pegg as Scotty, and the guy playing Spock is pretty good.
See below...
Last edited by rass on Tue May 21, 2013 8:02 pm, edited 1 time in total.
I felt aswirl with warm secretions.

User avatar
rass
The Dude
Posts: 10637
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:41 am
Location: N effin' J

Re: Movies

Post by rass » Tue May 21, 2013 8:02 pm

Let's try this here, where it might be less visible....

Sort of spoliers!:
So does JJ Abrams have giant (most likely red) balls, or did he take the easy way out?[/quote]
I felt aswirl with warm secretions.

User avatar
degenerasian
The Dude
Posts: 7279
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:22 pm

Re: Movies

Post by degenerasian » Wed May 22, 2013 10:52 pm

Saw Star Trek 2 in glorious 3D, and it was decent. 7 degens out of 10. I took away 2 for ridiculous plot holes, and 1 for cheeziness. Then I added 1 for Zoe Saldana, but took 2 away because of someone bringing a small child into the theatre who kept going up and down the stairs. Then I added 1 for Scotty's awesome loungewear at the bar. So - seven.
Kung Fu movies are like porn. There's 1 on 1, then 2 on 1, then a group scene..

User avatar
Johnnie
The Dude
Posts: 8142
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:31 pm
Location: ABQ, BITCH!
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by Johnnie » Thu May 23, 2013 3:41 am

AussieDave. Here's a small, but good album of Alice Eve. Coupla nudes in there, so NSFW: " onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
mister d wrote:Couldn't have pegged me better.

User avatar
Johnnie
The Dude
Posts: 8142
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:31 pm
Location: ABQ, BITCH!
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by Johnnie » Thu May 23, 2013 5:12 am

This looks funny. I might have to see it.

mister d wrote:Couldn't have pegged me better.

User avatar
wlu_lax6
The Dude
Posts: 5367
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:16 am

Re: Movies

Post by wlu_lax6 » Fri May 24, 2013 6:18 am

Spiderman not really challenging himself with the level of competition...but not too bad for a Brit (Spiderman 2 is filming and Andrew Garfield decided to hoop it up with some kids while waiting to shoot).

User avatar
rass
The Dude
Posts: 10637
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:41 am
Location: N effin' J

Re: Movies

Post by rass » Fri May 24, 2013 6:30 am

degenerasian wrote:Saw Star Trek 2 in glorious 3D, and it was decent. 7 degens out of 10. I took away 2 for ridiculous plot holes, and 1 for cheeziness. Then I added 1 for Zoe Saldana, but took 2 away because of someone bringing a small child into the theatre who kept going up and down the stairs. Then I added 1 for Scotty's awesome loungewear at the bar. So - seven.
Spoliers in here, but funny.

They really did nail the casting, though. And Simon Pegg is the best.
I felt aswirl with warm secretions.

User avatar
MaxWebster
Brandt
Posts: 349
Joined: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:07 pm

Re: Movies

Post by MaxWebster » Fri May 24, 2013 10:21 am

this could probably also go in confessions - i am quite sure i have never watched an entire episode of Star Trek - neither the original nor any next generation, spin off, etc - nor any of the movies. ever.

not a judgment call on my part, just fact.

and i'm a bit of a nerd. i thought.

User avatar
A_B
The Dude
Posts: 11318
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:36 am
Location: Getting them boards like a wolf in the chicken pen.

Re: Movies

Post by A_B » Fri May 24, 2013 10:23 am

MaxWebster wrote:this could probably also go in confessions - i am quite sure i have never watched an entire episode of Star Trek - neither the original nor any next generation, spin off, etc - nor any of the movies. ever.

not a judgment call on my part, just fact.

and i'm a bit of a nerd. i thought.
I've never watched the TV shows, but I have enjoyed pretty much all of the movies.
certainly expansive during tactical areas and specific zones

User avatar
BuffloSoldier
Maude Lebowski
Posts: 125
Joined: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:17 am

Re: Movies

Post by BuffloSoldier » Fri May 24, 2013 11:25 am

Both Looper and Prometheus on OnDemand--both? One or the other Neither?

User avatar
rass
The Dude
Posts: 10637
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:41 am
Location: N effin' J

Re: Movies

Post by rass » Fri May 24, 2013 11:27 am

I really liked the former, have not seen the latter.
I felt aswirl with warm secretions.

User avatar
Johnny Carwash
Walter Sobchak
Posts: 3493
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:57 am
Location: Land of 10,000 Sununus

Re: Movies

Post by Johnny Carwash » Fri May 24, 2013 11:35 am

BuffloSoldier wrote:Both Looper and Prometheus on OnDemand--both? One or the other Neither?
Looper is outstanding, one of the best high-concept sci-fi movies in a while. Prometheus is uneven, but still worth a watch if you liked the Alien movies.
"All us Swampers are fountains of useless information. We just have different areas of strength." —sancarlos

User avatar
Johnnie
The Dude
Posts: 8142
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:31 pm
Location: ABQ, BITCH!
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by Johnnie » Sat May 25, 2013 2:37 am

MaxWebster wrote:this could probably also go in confessions - i am quite sure i have never watched an entire episode of Star Trek - neither the original nor any next generation, spin off, etc - nor any of the movies. ever.

not a judgment call on my part, just fact.

and i'm a bit of a nerd. i thought.
Same. Until the movie a few years ago, I never saw anything for Star Trek. Didn't get the famous lines. And didn't know the characters outside of Spock and Kirk.

Also goes for Battlestar and every other everything on the Sci-Fi (SyFy, whatever) channel. And I'd consider myself nerdy too.
mister d wrote:Couldn't have pegged me better.

User avatar
A_B
The Dude
Posts: 11318
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:36 am
Location: Getting them boards like a wolf in the chicken pen.

Re: Movies

Post by A_B » Sat May 25, 2013 10:20 am

Id eecommend only if you have never seen alien triplgy. I thought it was one of the worst movies ive seen in the paat three years. m
certainly expansive during tactical areas and specific zones

User avatar
Bensell
Jesus Quintana
Posts: 953
Joined: Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:28 pm
Location: The Bluegrass State

Re: Movies

Post by Bensell » Sat May 25, 2013 10:43 am

Finally saw Iron Man 3 and thought it was very good. And the scene after the end credits was fantastic.
Worldwide Frivologist and International Juke Artist

tennbengal
Walter Sobchak
Posts: 4481
Joined: Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:07 pm

Re: Movies

Post by tennbengal » Sun May 26, 2013 7:28 pm

rass wrote:
degenerasian wrote:Saw Star Trek 2 in glorious 3D, and it was decent. 7 degens out of 10. I took away 2 for ridiculous plot holes, and 1 for cheeziness. Then I added 1 for Zoe Saldana, but took 2 away because of someone bringing a small child into the theatre who kept going up and down the stairs. Then I added 1 for Scotty's awesome loungewear at the bar. So - seven.
Spoliers in here, but funny.

They really did nail the casting, though. And Simon Pegg is the best.
That's just ridiculously funny. And pretty much nails my issues with the movie. Even with having to suspend disbelief for sci fi, that particular dealie was just a bridge too far, and that piece nails why.

User avatar
rass
The Dude
Posts: 10637
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:41 am
Location: N effin' J

Re: Movies

Post by rass » Tue May 28, 2013 9:42 pm

Bensell wrote:Finally saw Iron Man 3 and thought it was very good. And the scene after the end credits was fantastic.
Agree with all of this. The first section of the end credits was excellent, too.
I felt aswirl with warm secretions.

User avatar
rass
The Dude
Posts: 10637
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:41 am
Location: N effin' J

Re: Movies

Post by rass » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:22 pm

Argh, I want to see this so bad. Our babysitter is screwing us over with this whole "I have a life and something better to do than watch your kids on Saturday night while you and your wife go out and get drunk and watch a movie" game.
I felt aswirl with warm secretions.

User avatar
Pruitt
The Dude
Posts: 11561
Joined: Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:02 am
Location: North Shore of Lake Ontario

Re: Movies

Post by Pruitt » Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:13 am

Finally saw The Master last night and it really should have been called The Actors, because that's what I took away from it - the two leads are great actors.

Unfortunately, they act, and they act and they act. The film starts out brilliantly, but soon becomes a series of lengthy scenes featuring great actors... acting up a storm while the story more or less flounders.

Joaquin Pheonix gives one of those performances where the actor completely disappears into his character. His performance is amazing, but by the end of The Master I just wished that there'd been less of it.

Not bad, but very disappointing.
"Maybe he shit out his memory." - Mr. D

Post Reply