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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. MartialHorror The Convicted Cinephile!

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    Are you talking about the Orson Welles movie?
     
  2. MartialHorror The Convicted Cinephile!

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    Bad Times At El Royale: B+

    It was really good, but it was also a little too long and a little too slow in parts. Nevertheless, great characters, great cast, great scenario.
     
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  3. Stringer

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    Don't Breath
    Rating: 9/10

    Castlevania: Season One
    Rating: 8/10

    Hawking (2014)

    Rating: 9/10
     
  4. Yasha Procreate

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    Anyone watched the Bleach live-action on Netflix?

    Rukia doesn't look cute enough, but the CGI is pretty impressive.
     
  5. Yasha Procreate

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    @Rukia

    The new Fantastic Beasts trailers already make it look much more exciting than all the Harry Potter movies combined.

     
  6. MartialHorror The Convicted Cinephile!

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    Inferno: B

    The sequel to the original "Suspiria". Just as much style as its predecessor, but somehow much less plot...

    It's OK. It tries to be faithful to the source, while boasting above average production values. But it's also too faithful at times, as some of its inclusions feel forced in there (Soul Society and Ishida, among others). But it's one of the better anime adaptations out there.
     
  7. Yasha Procreate

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    Manga-based live action I like:
    20th Century Boys
    Nana
     
  8. MartialHorror The Convicted Cinephile!

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    I haven't seen those, but I haven't even heard of the sources either.

    As for me, I liked the first two (Japanese) live-action Death Note movies and the Rurouni Kenshin trilogy. "Edge of Tomorrow" is based on a manga, right? That's good too.
     
  9. Yasha Procreate

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    Have you seen Gantz? I wish there were nudity.
     
  10. MartialHorror The Convicted Cinephile!

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    No. Those movies are in my netflix queue, but they've been listed as 'Very Long Wait' for a long time.

    Of course, no one can deny the amazingness of "Dragonball: The Magic Begins".

     
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    As the Gods Will and Parasyte are also fun to watch.
     
  12. MartialHorror The Convicted Cinephile!

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    It doesnt appear "As the Gods Will" has had a formal release in the U.S.

    "Blade of the Immortal" was fun too.
     
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    Pet Sematary. Yawn fest.
     
  14. reiatsuflow Well-Known Member

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    Apostle

    B-

    Netflix really is the new straight to video bin. Apostle's a good one, but it would have been a better movie if an experienced studio pressured the filmmaker. It's a talented cast and crew, it's got some great scenes and ideas and locations, but it's a filmmaker who wasn't keeping things focused or thinking through certain concepts and just wasn't trying hard enough because he didn't need to.

    Netflix is making me realize how invaluable it is for creative types to actually have someone somewhere reigning them in. It turns out complete artistic freedom rarely turns out better movie experiences, especially when it's a relatively young filmmaker who doesn't seem disciplined enough yet. You get some interesting things filtering through, but you also get a lot of pacing problems, loose threads, underdeveloped ideas, half baked productions.

    'Netflix original' is becoming the stamp for a lot of interestingly average movies.
     
  15. Kansas City Kipchaks Point Guard Well-Known Member

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    That would put them ahead of most theatres.
     
  16. MartialHorror The Convicted Cinephile!

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    Yeah, but remember that most studios have a much larger output than netflix does, so they're going to have a lot more memorably good films than netflix and a lot more notably bad films than netflix. So far, I've yet to see a truly exceptional netflix original, although I'm not counting the movies they purchased the rights too. Even "Stranger Things" doesn't impress me THAT much. But at least they've been mostly decent, if not stellar. I've yet to see a truly bad netflix original.
     
  17. Detective ★★★★★★★

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    Does anyone else feel like this has been a down year for films overall? This is probably year where I have least visited the movie theatres. Maybe 2019 will be more eventful.
     
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    2019 will be packed with unnecessary sequels and comic movies yet again. Sigh.
     
  19. MartialHorror The Convicted Cinephile!

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    I used to go to the theaters once every week, but I didn't go once between "The Meg" and "Hell Fest". So you might be right.
     
  20. Kansas City Kipchaks Point Guard Well-Known Member

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    Define truly original? We got 100 years of movie making and thousands of years of literature.
     
  21. MartialHorror The Convicted Cinephile!

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    when I say 'netflix original', I mean that it was produced by netflix itself.
     
  22. Kansas City Kipchaks Point Guard Well-Known Member

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    I know and i stand by my statement and question.
     
  23. MartialHorror The Convicted Cinephile!

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    If you knew, then it is kind of a random question.

    I am of the opinion that there is no real originality, but our current definition is more along the lines of 'taking things that have been done before and packaging them in a way that makes them feel unique and new'.
     
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    They set 2 war movies in Africa, you cannot say they did not try.
     
  25. MartialHorror The Convicted Cinephile!

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    I'm still not sure what you're trying to say here. Was that intended to be sarcasm? As I said, when I referred to a "netflix original", that is actually what they call movies produced by netflix itself, to distinguish them the movies netflix is simply renting the licenses to. I'm not claiming that anything they've done is original.

    Are they trying? Absolutely. Even their bad movies like "Death Note" show effort. They do take risks, it's just that they've yet to produce anything I consider exceptional or terrible. Their output has been consistently decent.
     
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    Headshot: B

    An Uko Iwais martial arts flick. The story isn't worth much, but the bloody fight scenes are.
     
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    We agree to disagree and move the fuck on.
     
  28. MartialHorror The Convicted Cinephile!

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    Okay...

    First time I've ever been in a debate where I didn't know what we were debating, lol.
     
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    Kamal has..."brain issues"
     
  30. Kansas City Kipchaks Point Guard Well-Known Member

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    In what way?

    Is this the second time in my life where i have to do a play by play for one of these?
     
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