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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. Didi Banned

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    Watched The Place Beyond the Pines
    8/10

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    watched it cuz I wanted to watch a Ryan Gosling movie, did NOT expect him to die barely 50 minutes into a 2h20m movie lol. Still great movie, especially well directed. Cooper was great as well in his part. Kids a bit less but the part itself was still interesting enough
     
  2. MartialHorror The Convicted Cinephile!

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    At the Gate of the Ghost: D

    Also known as "The Outrage", this is a remake of "Rashomon" from Thailand. It's just kind of...misguided, I guess? I found the acting and visual style to be incredibly hokey. They also have to spell everything out to the audience with their use of dialogue. Even worse, the ending just did not click at all. "Rashomon" boasted one of the best emotional endings of all time, so to see this get it so wrong bothered me...especially as it's virtually a scene-by-scene remake.

    They do add some stuff that I thought didn't mesh very well with the source material. For example, in "Rashomon", the bandit kills the samurai and is on trial for it. This remake has that same concept, except this time we see the bandit kill the entire entourage of servants, which is never brought up again...So shouldn't he be on trial for killing like a dozen people? Why is the bandit making himself look kind of wimpy in his own re-telling?

    Anything good I can say? There are some nice shots and I do like how in the first fight, they highlight the differences in both mens fighting styles. The warrior is more refined, but the bandit is pragmatic, whereas the original 'bandit vs samurai' battle just resembled a normal samurai sword fight. But while well intentioned and harmless, "At the Gate of the Ghost" fumbled enough to where it didn't leave much of an impact.
     
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    The End of the F****ing World

    This was absolutely fantastic. I'm glad I gave it a whirl. Well written and well acted, I felt everything about the show was so organic even if rather surreal. Proably my favourite show I've seen in a while.

    A
     
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    I was just in the middle of it tbh.
     
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  6. Rukia Absolution > Your Army

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    Americans are so fucking stupid. They think that IT is just some killer clown.

    :giogio
     
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    More specifically a supernatural killer clown..

    Because that's how the reboot depicted him.
     
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    The Love Witch: C+/B-

    It's one of those arthouse kind of...horror flicks? It's not really horror, but is obviously trying to emulate one of those 1960's/early 70's grindhouse flicks that tried to cover up their schlockiness with artsy-ness. It does a great job at recreating that kind of visual style, complete with technicolor and those trippy zoom-ins. The score was also fitting and the cast are...stylistically bad? It's all obviously deliberate, but if you're not familiar to the kinds of films "The Love Witch" is recreating, you won't get it. You'll just think the acting is atrocious. The main actress was captivating though and the aesthetic of the film is eye popping. But it also has a frustratingly slow pace and the narrative lacks any sense of direction...as these kinds of movies were back during their day. This isn't my kind of movie, but it's still well done for what it is and I can see it developing a strong cult following.
     
  9. Yasha Procreate

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    Stupid Americans have been an internet meme for quite a while, but the American engineers I work with are mostly very smart, so I am confused.
     
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    Love Witch was memorable I guess.
     
  11. Rukia Absolution > Your Army

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    Fate/Zero still seems to be the best the anime world has to offer.
     
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    Outliers
     
  13. MartialHorror The Convicted Cinephile!

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    Did the sequel to "Journey to the West" ever come out in the west? I remember it was supposed to be released on netflix some months ago, but it got pulled on its release date and is currently in the 'Saved' section of my queue.
     
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    The Commuter: C+

    It was fine. Liam Neeson is always cool, the fight scenes were well done and the pacing was smooth and nicely balanced...But it does feel like a less exciting version of "Non-Stop" and the big reveal isn't anything to write home about. We anticipate the twists based on the casting choices and the use of CGI was just...bad...Still, it's a perfectly adequate rental.
     
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    Fuck that new Kingman movie. They killed off Roxy like she was nothing.

    She was a major fucking character!! The screenwriter is an untalented piece of shit that had to kill her off because he has no ideas. Pathetic! She deserved better. Fuck Matthew Vaughn!
     
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    Shame on my dad for telling me he was excited about Red Sparrow. :giogio
     
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    That was obvious just from the trailer.
     
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    What was so major about her character?
     
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    Fuck you you fucking contrarian! :pek
     
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    lol gesy. You dumbass. You had doubts about Jumanji! You were pessimistic about its box office prospects. Why aren't you apologizing for being wrong yet??? :lmao
     
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    It's still making the journey to the west I guess. I have not seen it, but most of those who had hated it. Which means you won't be able to resist it.
     
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    Ingrid Goes West. Wow that was a fantastic movie! :bury
     
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    lol, I didn;t even realize I made a pun. Yeah, I've heard the movie is at best, kind of mediocre. But I can't resist sequels to movies I adore. I actually got the first one on Blu-ray for Christmas.
     
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    Have you seen A Chinese Odyssey?
     
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    Aubrey is a 2, Olsen is a 6, both add up to less than 10.
     
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    Last two post above me has been 2s
     
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    Jungle (2017): C+

    The Daniel Radcliffe survival film. It's beautifully shot and the acting is good, but these survival tales work better in a book format. In a visual medium, they're all far too alike.

    Strangely, no. I've been meaning to see more Stephen Chow flicks.
     
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    A Chinese Odyssey is based on the story of Journey to the West. Its immense popularity and huge following are the reasons Stephen Chow made the new Journey to the West movies as sort of a remake.
     
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