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Rate the Last Movie You Saw Thread: Rock Bottom, Redux - - - - - Part 47

Discussion in 'Konoha Theatre' started by Reznor, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. Sassy ~Equipped with chaos~

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    Guardians of the galaxy Vol. 2

    Cried like a little bitch.

    Rated a solid 8/10 though.
     
  2. MartialHorror DosuKage!

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    If you want a great kids film, then "Carnosaur" is what you need.
     
  3. MartialHorror DosuKage!

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    Rurouni Kenshin: Origins- A-

    It was really good, although you can tell that the filmmakers had to hammer some of these subplots and supporting characters into the narrative. Sanosuke, for example, had no purpose being in this story. But to balance this out, he's a likable character and the actor played him perfectly. The fights and cinematography were excellent and this does capture the tone of the source material better than most.
     
  4. Yasha Procreate

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    Tag

    Throughout the first hour, it has thousands of female characters, hundreds of panty shots and zero male character. Basically a softcore porn trying to pass off as a champion of feminism.

    4/10
     
  5. Rukia This. Is. Progress.

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    I don't like Dark Knight when the Joker isn't on screen.
     
  6. Yasha Procreate

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    Rukia, what do you think about Colossal and The Circle?
     
  7. Detective ★★★★★★★

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    :quench
     
  8. Taleran Back to Nothing

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    Alien: Covenant
    A much better Companion film to Blade Runner this movie and Prometheus make over the laborious sequel we will be getting later this year. A sequel that improves upon its original, Fassbender is really quite good in this.

    If Prometheus was a Frankenstein story than this is your Haunted Manor Dracula tale. The best comic book movie of the past decade+
     
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  9. TetraVaal Living deliciously

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    Also just returned from seeing 'Alien: Covenant.'

    I don't think anyone hated 'Prometheus' more than me. In fact, I think I made a thread at one point saying it was Ridley Scott's cinematic suicide. Then, he followed that up a couple years later with the incredible 'The Martian', which showed he could still do sci-fi better than anyone.

    Yeah, 'Alien: Covenant' is pretty fucking rad. A complete redemption for Scott as far as the Alien franchise goes after it was basically put on life support thanks to asshat Damon Lindelof.

    I think what really stuck out most to me was how much more genuinely likable the cast was this time around, even with very limited characterization. Yet, the film moves at such a brisk pace, that it makes up for any of the film's minor shortcomings.

    Also, can we all take a second to appreciate the fact that a man at the ripe old age of 79, can still do sci-fi world building better than almost all the filmmakers half his god damn age? Shit, I'm not sure I'll even be alive at that age, let alone having the health and energy to pump out films as ambitious as this.

    And kudos to the screenwriters for helping him hone some of that ambition into something a little more focused this time around. This was the film HR Giger and Dan O'Bannon deserved to have the foundation of what they helped create expanded on.

    I won't spoil a really cool, otherworldly sequence that happens in this film--but it definitely makes up for how the Space Jockey's were handled in Prometheus.

    Oh, and the score fucking ruled!
     
  10. MartialHorror DosuKage!

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    I wish I watched "Tag" instead of the shit I just streamed.

    Asian School Girls: F

    No, THIS IS NOT PORN...this time...It's an exploitation flick from the Asylum and I eventually just stopped watching it. I decided to finish it, but spent my time cleaning up my apartment while it played in the background and it did not seem any better. At first, I thought the problem was that the titular schoolgirls were not convincing as schoolgirls at all, most of them looking like they're in their late 20's and potentially porn stars. The tattoos in particular stood out as distracting, although I guess I will give them credit for not being walking fetishes...I mean, don't get me wrong. They're presented as sex objects, but not the stereotypical asian schoolgirl kind of fetish- none of them are submissive or slutty, even if they do some slutty stuff throughout the film. I eventually rescinded my complaint about them not being convincing though because the story is about them getting drugged, raped and revenge on the perpetrators...If these alleged school girls actually looked like school girls, it would've been more creepy and unsettling than 'entertaining'. This is supposed to be trashy exploitation, after all. Not a drama about rape issues.

    But that's also what becomes the problem...It's too silly to be disturbing, but too...unpleasant to be entertaining. The rape scenes are actually shot somewhat tastefully. The nudity is minimal and most of it is suggestive, with the emphasis being on how traumatic and horrific the event is...even if the bad acting keeps it from really being successful as such. "Asian School Girls" just feels really confused as to what emotions it wants to elicit. I'm not saying rape can ever be 'fun', but in most rape-and-revenge films which want to be 'fun', it's presented in a way to make sure you're not taking it seriously. I found the rape to be pretty f@cked up. But then other scenes are so absurd and perverse that it cannot be taken seriously in the slightest, such as when a gangster tells one of them to 'sit on his face'. They do film and edit it as if it's supposed to be sexy, even though he is forcing her to do it at gun-point (even though he's also falling into her trap) so WTF? Furthermore, the characters are always so unpleasant to each-other. Even the school girls are constantly bitching and snapping at each-other or other people. It got old...immediately.

    From a technical perspective, it's an asylum film, but one that doesn't require a lot of money. It's above average, but the only redeeming attribute of any Asylum film is when you can make fun of them. So when we see "Mega Shark Vs Giant Octopus" or "Transmorphers", we can laugh at the bad special effects. These special effects are also cheap, but it's just CGI blood. Anyone can do that. I'm not a big fan of the rape-and-revenge genre and if I had known that this is what "Asian School Girls" was, I probably wouldn't have bothered. The girls might look like porn stars, but they're still pretty good looking and they do have some personality, but I can't enjoy all of their strip teasing when it's coming so quickly after a brutal rape scene. I hate when films condemn the objectification of women, while objectifying women themselves.
     
  11. Yasha Procreate

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    Watch Tag and tell us your top 3

    Mine:
    1. Keiko
    2. Izumi
    3. Aki
     
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  12. MartialHorror DosuKage!

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    I will monday, as I have to do that before my netflix streaming service is turned off, lol. But I have a DVD tonight ("Red Sands"), which gets first priority.
     
  13. Lucaniel non serviam

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    god tier
     
  14. Yasha Procreate

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    You leaving Chandler?
     
  15. Detective ★★★★★★★

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    This is not true. My existence proves this statement false. I still haven't forgiven those bastards for that screaming trailer effect.

    :lmao :lmao :lmao

    Also, cannot wait for Blade Runner 2049.

    Villeneuve + Deakins cinematography

    :quench
     
  16. Detective ★★★★★★★

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    The phrase "Thar She Blows" has never been more appropriate and possibly optimistic/hopeful.

    :cry
     
  17. Yasha Procreate

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    Alien: Covenant

    First hour is slow and should be trimmed off 50%. The pace picks up after that and becomes more action-packed. Engineers are relegated to minor background characters while Fassbender as David is officially the center of the franchise. Not much to write home about but an entertaining popcorn movie nonetheless.

    7/10
     
  18. Rukia This. Is. Progress.

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    About to fly to California for the weekend.

    Summer feels like it is finally here.
     
  19. Yasha Procreate

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    You really love Cali. Hope you get to relocate there.

    Just attended an interview with a MNC based in Florida. Is Tampa Bay a good place or no?
     
  20. Rukia This. Is. Progress.

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    It's pretty nice. I would live there if the right job came along.

    I do prefer the west coast though.
     
  21. Rukia This. Is. Progress.

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    And it sounds like the new Alien is passable. But Ridley Scott should hang it up. He used to make really good movies. Now the best he can do is passable.

    Retire and enjoy your money!
     
  22. Detective ★★★★★★★

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    What happened to that offer you were inquiring about in Toronto?

    :hm
     
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    Alien: Covenant- B-

    I think I would've given it a B if it weren't for the trailers SPOILING EVERY SINGLE PAY-OFF TO EVERY SINGLE SCARE!!! RAWR! It's still entertaining and well made, but the best part of the finale had little to do with the alien itself, but surrounded Michael Fassbender. Is he going to betray them? Help them? You don't really know, so you fear him more than the f@cking alien. There's also a fight scene that felt lifted from something like "The Avengers" than an "Alien" movie. The characterizations are limited, but the cast does very good. I liked the cinematography, especially when it came to showing off the planet. The movie pretty much "Prometheus transitioning into Alien", which is good, but it sort of loses the best of both worlds. The CGI alien is smoothly rendered, but I still think the man in a suit was used to better effect in the first film. These creatures are at their scariest when blending into their surroundings, not when they're hopping around. For what it's worth though, the film isn't as action oriented as the main trailer suggests. The aliens aren't on-screen a lot.

    Didn't Ridley Scott claim at some point that the Xenomorphs were going to fight the Neomorphs? Doesn't happen. I remember one of the problems people had with AVP was how quickly the best bursters operated. This film has the impregnations and birthings happen so quickly that it arguably created a plot hole.
    Spoiler:
    When did last impregnation occur? It couldn't have happened after or before the other guy got attacked by the xenomorph.
     
  24. Yasha Procreate

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    My application was like pebble dropped in the ocean, never heard of it again.
     
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  25. Detective ★★★★★★★

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  26. The World KATTA

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    you're a winning applicant in my book yash :catfeels
     
  27. Yasha Procreate

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    Warudo and his winner rating :pek

    Alright, that makes me feel better. I thought you rubbed it in my face.
     
  28. The World KATTA

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    cuz I know that feel bro
     
  29. Yasha Procreate

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    Canadians are cold :catdespair
     
  30. Lucaniel non serviam

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    can you believe johnny depp couldve hit that as much as he wanted but decided to non-figuratively hit that and ruin it for himself

    what a moron
     

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