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The Mockinjay Part 1

Surprisingly decent given how awful the source material was for this one.

I felt the same way about the 2nd one.

yep. the rare "movie was actually better than the book"

Finally got around to seeing Gone Girl last night. Or rather... a female brought it over so we could watch it together. I'm not sure if I should hang out with her anymore. That being said... It really was a good movie. Good enough for me to forget that Ben Affleck was in it.

:lmao:

If it helps.. My wife and I will be married 24 years this June and the first Movie we ever saw together was " Fatal Attraction" :mellow:

No joke... as I was walking her out she said that we should watch Fatal Attraction next.

:shock:

Our first movie was Titanic. Which is perhaps scarier than Fatal Attraction.

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Lucy

Wasn't really expecting much with this one, but it still disappointed. Horrible ending.

1.5 / 5

Up until the last 10 minutes 4 out of 5.. Last 15 minutes.. :X

Best thing to do is watch, and when the time left says 10 minutes shut the dang thing off.. You will be much better off. :welcome:

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Based on suggestions and also a movie I have been wanting to watch for ages I have 3 movies loaded up and ready to watch on my bus ride today:

The Sea Inside

The Devil's Backbone

The Seventh Seal

Plan to eventually watch pretty much all that has been suggested here.

:thumbup:

You got me thinking about how behind on my foreign movies i am. We just had another baby, so i am up late and cant have the volume up anyway, so might as well catch up on a couple foreign ones that i havent gotten to.

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Saw The Judge and Calvary

The Judge had an all star cast and while long, is solid. Many subplots might turn off some people, but the acting and story are good.

Calvary was slow, thoughtful, with interesting, flawed characters. The scenery and atmosphere were exceptional.

One thing that the actors in these movies have in common, is that both Robert Duval and Brendan Gleeson never seem to be in a bad movie.

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I think Robert Duval may be the finest actor of my lifetime.

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Dracula: Untold

This movie was destroyed by critics, mostly deservedly so. Mildly entertaining but mostly just slow and forgettable. Did well enough at the box office to expect a sequel which would be confusing if you haven't seen the first. 2/5

Broke Tooth Mountain :lmao:

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I think Robert Duval may be the finest actor of my lifetime.

Guy is gold. I know he is appreciated but still I think of him as being underrated.

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Based on suggestions and also a movie I have been wanting to watch for ages I have 3 movies loaded up and ready to watch on my bus ride today:

The Sea Inside

The Devil's Backbone

The Seventh Seal

Plan to eventually watch pretty much all that has been suggested here.

:thumbup:

You got me thinking about how behind on my foreign movies i am. We just had another baby, so i am up late and cant have the volume up anyway, so might as well catch up on a couple foreign ones that i havent gotten to.

It's such a nice change from the pomp of big Hollywood movies. I wish I could get someone else in my family to enjoy some of these with me but the minute they hear "subtitles" they lose interest.

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Riddick.

Vin Deisel is guilty pleasure movie gold.

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I think Robert Duval may be the finest actor of my lifetime.

Guy is gold. I know he is appreciated but still I think of him as being underrated.

Completely agree.

Guys like DeNiro and Pacino, who overshadowed Duvall 20-30 years ago have essentially become caricatures of themselves while Duvall still demonstrates acting range putting out unique, high quality performances.

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Loved Whiplash.

4/5

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Bird man 4.5/5

Pretty darn good, even with the hype and pretentiousness.

Hunger game mocking jay part 1 2/5

Not a huge fan of this series and this was probably the worst of the three. Watched it last night and I don't remember much of what happened.

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Mockingjay... Part 1

I'm invested in seeing these to the conclusion now but this was the weakest of the 3.

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Mockingjay... Part 1

I'm invested in seeing these to the conclusion now but this was the weakest of the 3.

Weird. So far, it's the only one I understood. Maybe because not a lot actually happens.

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Mockingjay... Part 1

I'm invested in seeing these to the conclusion now but this was the weakest of the 3.

Weird. So far, it's the only one I understood. Maybe because not a lot actually happens.

you didn't understand the first two?

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Watched mocking jay with my lady last night. Well, not all of it because we turned it off with 30mins left. Just awful. The box office milking by making the last chapter two movies is worse than the butchering of the hobbit.

That movie was ####e and JLaw was awful in it.

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Two for the Money.

Pacino, Russo and McConnoughey. With a litte Jeremy Piven thrown in. A movie about gambling. With that case. Should have been at least a 3 out of 5.

If I give it a 1.5 it's just because I like all these actors in their other roles and feel bad for them for having to cash a paycheck for this crapfest.

Neighbors

Rogan, Effron and Rose Byrne. This had the potential to be fairly funny. A middle aged married couple seeing their youth next door and fighting their urges to not be grownups anymore, with some great college coed stuff thrown in. Should have been a solid timewaster at least that is worth staying on when flipping channels in the future. Should have. Could have.

I laughed my #### off at the airbag skit even though it went on a little too long. Up to that... not much. After that, not a single good scene or line with only about 5.7 seconds of solid coed stuff at the ultimate party at the end. And the epilogue was truly awful and way way way out of place. I'm more annoyed at how much this movie could have been funnier and how it just wasn't. It was better than Two for the Money though. Most movies are and will be. 2.5/5.

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Mockingjay... Part 1

I'm invested in seeing these to the conclusion now but this was the weakest of the 3.

Weird. So far, it's the only one I understood. Maybe because not a lot actually happens.

you didn't understand the first two?

Having not read the books, I did not understand how certain functions of the in-movie world worked. I always left with questions. In this film, I did not. It was the first of the series that I felt you didn't need to read the book to know what was going on.

Can't remember the parts I didn't get about the first one. I know the dogs had something to do with it. Like, at one point, they're in the arena, and the person in charge orders some dogs out of nowhere to chase the contestants around. Were they real dogs, lowered from a hidden pit, like in the Roman Coliseum? Were they a hologram? Can they just create real dogs out of nothing? Or is it like the holodeck on Star Trek?

Stuff like that. Whichever was the real answer, though, was somehow contradictory to the in-movie universe, if I remember right. Like, if they can create real dogs out of thin air, why not create sandwiches and feed everyone?

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The Captive:

If you would have asked me about 15 years ago, I would have mentioned Atom Egoyan as one of the better directors working at the time. Now it seems like he is doing barely average (which this movie is) crime dramas. A far cry from movies like The Sweet Hereafter. 5/10.

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The Theory of Everything 2.5/5

Didn't hate it by any stretch and the romance was good, but I was really interested in Hawking's science. Yet this movie barely touched on it. I get that it's more of a love story, but I thought making Hawking look more like the genius that he is could have made the movie better. Instead, I felt like I was watching a far-inferior "A Beautiful Mind".

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Saw The Judge and Calvary

The Judge had an all star cast and while long, is solid. Many subplots might turn off some people, but the acting and story are good.

Calvary was slow, thoughtful, with interesting, flawed characters. The scenery and atmosphere were exceptional.

One thing that the actors in these movies have in common, is that both Robert Duval and Brendan Gleeson never seem to be in a bad movie.

After his work in in Bruges, The Guard, and Calvary, Gleeson has probably become my favorite current actor. Funny that most of the public mostly knows him from big budget stuff like Braveheart and Harry Potter.

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The Maze Runner was surprisingly entertaining - 6.5/10

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The Theory of Everything 2.5/5

Didn't hate it by any stretch and the romance was good, but I was really interested in Hawking's science. Yet this movie barely touched on it. I get that it's more of a love story, but I thought making Hawking look more like the genius that he is could have made the movie better. Instead, I felt like I was watching a far-inferior "A Beautiful Mind".

The movie was about his wife...or at least it was supposed to be before everyone went all weak in the knees for Redmayne's Jim Carrey impersonation.

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The Maze Runner was surprisingly entertaining - 6.5/10

Really? What was your opinion of Divergent or the Hunger Games movies?

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Faults

Loved this movie. Not for the explosion crowd but if you like twisted movies heavy on dialogue, check this one out. Don't read about it on IMDB since I noticed there's a big spoiler.

If that doesn't sell you it stars Scott Pilgrim's girlfriend, Liam Neeson's co-worker from the Taken movies, Lt. Daniels from The Wire, and last but not least, Uncle Rico.

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Mockingjay... Part 1

I'm invested in seeing these to the conclusion now but this was the weakest of the 3.

Weird. So far, it's the only one I understood. Maybe because not a lot actually happens.

you didn't understand the first two?

Having not read the books, I did not understand how certain functions of the in-movie world worked. I always left with questions. In this film, I did not. It was the first of the series that I felt you didn't need to read the book to know what was going on.

Can't remember the parts I didn't get about the first one. I know the dogs had something to do with it. Like, at one point, they're in the arena, and the person in charge orders some dogs out of nowhere to chase the contestants around. Were they real dogs, lowered from a hidden pit, like in the Roman Coliseum? Were they a hologram? Can they just create real dogs out of nothing? Or is it like the holodeck on Star Trek?

Stuff like that. Whichever was the real answer, though, was somehow contradictory to the in-movie universe, if I remember right. Like, if they can create real dogs out of thin air, why not create sandwiches and feed everyone?

sounds like you understood them just fine.

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The Theory of Everything 2.5/5

Didn't hate it by any stretch and the romance was good, but I was really interested in Hawking's science. Yet this movie barely touched on it. I get that it's more of a love story, but I thought making Hawking look more like the genius that he is could have made the movie better. Instead, I felt like I was watching a far-inferior "A Beautiful Mind".

The movie was about his wife...or at least it was supposed to be before everyone went all weak in the knees for Redmayne's Jim Carrey impersonation.

I thought it was a David Cross impersonation

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The Abyss

Always loved this movie. Still good.

That you can't purchase it anywhere in HD is a travesty. :hot:

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Because I knew it was leaving Netflix soon I thought as a "What the heck" viewing I'd watch "The Grey"

Can't believe I waited so long...

I kind of blame marketing as all I remember of the trailers was "Man tries to survive killer wolves".. But that is only part of the story and REALLY wish I had viewed this one in the theaters.. If you have not seen it yet, do so!! 4.5 out 5 :thumbup:

Once more into the fray. Into the last good fight I'll ever know. Live and die on this day. Live and die on this day.

:(

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Bird man 4.5/5

Pretty darn good, even with the hype and pretentiousness.

Hunger game mocking jay part 1 2/5

Not a huge fan of this series and this was probably the worst of the three. Watched it last night and I don't remember much of what happened.

:eek: Birdman was garbage.

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Watched SwitchBack the other day.. Very different role for Danny Glover :mellow:

Some parts you do have to just go with and ignore the holes, but overall worth a watch.. 3 out of 5.

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The Maze Runner was surprisingly entertaining - 6.5/10

Really? What was your opinion of Divergent or the Hunger Games movies?
Did not like Divergent

Liked the first two Hunger Games

Something about The Maze Runner worked for me.

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Because I knew it was leaving Netflix soon I thought as a "What the heck" viewing I'd watch "The Grey"

Can't believe I waited so long...

I kind of blame marketing as all I remember of the trailers was "Man tries to survive killer wolves".. But that is only part of the story and REALLY wish I had viewed this one in the theaters.. If you have not seen it yet, do so!! 4.5 out 5 :thumbup:

Once more into the fray. Into the last good fight I'll ever know. Live and die on this day. Live and die on this day.

:(

my take:

He was dead/dying the time. I think it was just him battling going on to the afterlife. Maybe i was just high watching it though.

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Bird man 4.5/5

Pretty darn good, even with the hype and pretentiousness.

Hunger game mocking jay part 1 2/5

Not a huge fan of this series and this was probably the worst of the three. Watched it last night and I don't remember much of what happened.

:eek: Birdman was garbage.

And you didn't like the last episode of Better Call Saul. So while we agree that baseball is the greatest game on Earth, I think our opinions differ on TV/movies.

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The Abyss

Always loved this movie. Still good.

That you can't purchase it anywhere in HD is a travesty. :hot:

Give him a break, he has 15 Avatar movies to make.

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I finally watched Frozen with one of my daughters. It was just OK. I definitely liked the message of sisterly love breaking the spell instead of some schlub prince. The songs were mostly meh, was kind of over rated IMO. Strictly from an adult friendly perspective, kids love it and watch it over and over of course.

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The Maze Runner was surprisingly entertaining - 6.5/10

Really? What was your opinion of Divergent or the Hunger Games movies?
Did not like Divergent

Liked the first two Hunger Games

Something about The Maze Runner worked for me.

Two hours and the film ends up exactly where it started and the audience (and characters) still knows nothing about what happened or why.

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