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Re: The last movie you have watched
« Reply #645 on: January 12, 2020, 01:14:04 PM »
That movie "Dark Tower" based on stephen kings books, that fired me up to read the books, but i stopped on the second one, it was quite a good ride and the books are even better than the movie (as always).

Phantom Menace it's quite enjoyable even with all the hate, A friend of mine who has never watched star wars saw it recently and really liked it.

Never saw one piece, but i always ask myself how close is luffy to find the treasure, maybe when it ends i will start watching it myself if people says that the end is enjoyable.
looks like that's it, got to go...

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Re: The last movie you have watched
« Reply #646 on: January 12, 2020, 04:09:14 PM »
I'm reading the One Piece manga. I probably won't watch the anime again unless there's a really good fight or moment I want to see animated, or as you say, if it ends!!!! I doubt it'll happen for a few years to come but I think it's past the half way point.
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Re: The last movie you have watched
« Reply #647 on: January 19, 2020, 08:05:34 AM »
Analyze This

A comedy where De Niro plays a mob boss who starts suffering from panic attacks after his best friend is killed in a drive by shooting. He forceable gets the services of a shrink and hilarity ensues. This was a really good comedy, De Niro was a riot. He's the tough guy but now he's crying over commericals and seizing up at important times. The dialogue is excellent and the running joke of him pointing and going "Yooou" was iconic. It has all the wops from the other movies like Casino and Bronx Tale. If you haven't seen those along with Godfather and Good Fellas than the movie isn't nearly as funny. It has the mob movies elements like hits and shoot outs but with De Niro breaking down. It's a standard comedy forumla that gets a little serious but it's a much better than expected movie. The scene where Billy Crystal has to go to the mob boss meeting and pretend to be Italian was great and De Niro's performance is stand out comedy.   

Rocky & Rocky II (Re-Watch) 

I love Rocky, the first movie is top 10 for me. It's a film with a lot of heart and spirit, with slow pacing to set-up the characters and situations and a satisfying payoff. The part where Rocky goes to the ring the night before the fight is one of my favorite movie scenes, it's so simple but effective. This is basically one of two actually good performances in Stallone's career (that I've seen) along with First Blood. and like Rambo there didn't need to be sequels, there is no justifiable reason for Rocky II other than money (though I wouldn't want to live in a world without Rocky IV). Rocky is just a tight stand alone story that makes you feel good, it has a lot of humanity.

Rocky II is more melodramatic and it's basically a redo of the first movie. It hits all the same beats, but it's like they saw what people liked in the first movie and did more of it. You liked Mickey? He's in it more. You liked the fight? It's longer and more over the top. I think it goes for something good in the beginning with Rocky trying to find something he can do besides fighting but the stuff with Adrian and the baby is silly. The whole coma part didn't need to happen and went on for too long. The fight was silly, Rocky gets absolutely destroyed by Apollo, he takes like 10,000 blows to the skull. This movie begins the cheese with the montage where all the kids follow him. I do love that scene though, it's feel good cheesy. Showing he has the whole town with him. But Rocky II is a sequel that aims to redo the first movie basically and have more of what people liked. I didn't like this movie as much as I did when I first watched it.   

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Re: The last movie you have watched
« Reply #648 on: January 21, 2020, 09:23:45 PM »
Ni no Kuni~!

I've played Ni no Kun II, and just started playing Ni no Kuni I, so I was excited to watch the movie which follows yet another character. I love it when there's multiple stories in the same universe.

Enjoyed watching it overall, mostly because I was already familiar with the setting and lore, although there were certain parts of it, in my opinion, that I felt could've transitioned smoother, or been lead up to a scene better. As I was watching it with my brother, who's also played the games, we had fun just bouncing theories back and forth about what was going on based on what we already knew.

My favourite thing about it hands down was that they used the same soundtracks you hear from the games. :smile:
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Re: The last movie you have watched
« Reply #649 on: January 22, 2020, 09:40:39 AM »
Finally got around to Kill Bill Vol. 2 and I really did not like it.

The first movie was an absolute thrill and quickly became a top 10 for me for it's shockingly amazing action and extreme style and aesthetic. It was just a tight movie with a great tone. Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu and Chiaki Kuriyama absolutely made the film. It was so remarkable I was dying over how good it was.

But Vol. 2 sucked in my opinon. I didn't like it at all, the structure, tone and overall boringness of it all. I didn't care about the characters so I didn't care about all the flashbacks and dialogue scenes. The acting was so-so and there wasn't enough action to make it nearly as impactful as the first movie. There were some cool fight scenes but they felt anti-climatic and I just didn't care for it at all. I'm not impressed with Tarantino and I'm getting the feeling his movies aren't for me. But Kill Bill Vol. 1 was just such an action masterpiece it made me think maybe I'll like his other films. It just makes me want to watch the inspirations behind that movie to see what he stole. 
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Re: The last movie you have watched
« Reply #650 on: January 23, 2020, 05:25:02 PM »
Lady Snowblood 1 & 2

Two pretty good Japanese movies from the 70's. Yuki is born for vengeance on the people who killed her father and brother and imprisoned her mother. Her entire mission in life is to kill but the films explore beyond this into her humanity and her search for peace. Both movies are very emotional and bloody, especially the first one. Meiko Kaji instantly became my favorite actress. She gives one of the best performances I've seen, she perfectly conveys Yuki's emotions with few words. Her expressions in the finale of the first movie are striking and made for a very powerful image. In fact both movies are fully of fantastic scenes and heightened drama. I found the action to be messy at times and it got carried away with the extreme amounts of blood. There is a lot of spray effects in these movie and people being cut apart. However I found the second movie had more clumsy action sequences that moved really slow.

The second movie has a good political story that is quite engaging. Yuki tries to stop killing but finds herself in the middle of a situation. Meiko Kaji looks injured in this movie, she walks weird in the beginning and you can see her inner conflicts all over her face. She was amazing in both movies and absolutely made them worth watching. The second movie is a step down overall but it was a good sequel for being different and carrying on the story of Yuki. I was happy to find out about these movies.

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Re: The last movie you have watched
« Reply #651 on: January 27, 2020, 09:12:23 AM »
Transformers : The Movie (1986) Re-Watch

This has always been a beloved movie of mine since I first saw it in 2007. I seen it well over 30 times and know 80% of the lines. I haven't seen it in a few years but it ALWAYS holds up because this movie was actually damn good and it swings it's huge balls around. It's such a violent rev up from the cartoon, treasured characters are killed for good, badass & cheesy Hair Metal songs play, Stan Bush provides the greatest song in the history of 80's movies with "The Touch", and it looks excellent. The backgrounds are beautiful and full of life. You got an all star voice cast, man I just love this movie. Vince DiCola's score is amazing and fits so perfectly. It makes me so happy, it's just such an extreme things for a simple kids movie about toys fighting other toys.

Transformers always feels like more than just a toy commercial. It's moved on to other generations, unlike it's lame contemporaries because it's just damn cool. Better then random soldiers and some lame shirtless guy who fights a skeleton. G1 was perfect feel good camp and this movie is just perfect. It's always exciting when Optimus is just plowing dudes down, just blowing people up. and the hilarity of Megatron turning into a gun but this time just straight up taking dudes down while an 80's Metal song plays with a singer who wishes he was in Judas Priest. and the surreal feeling of Transformers dancing to a Weird Al song with another Transformer voiced by Eric Idle. and Orson Welles playing a giant planet that yells at Spock. Spike being able to say sh*t in the movie but Canadian band Kick Axe having to change their name to Spectre General in the credits because it was too inappropriate. "I CAN'T DEAL WITH THAT NOW!". "I got better things to do tonight than die". "I have nothing BUT contempt for this court". "Megatron must be stopped, no matter the cost". Transformers 1986 will always be my second favorite movie of all time, it's just...so much fun and joy for me. I could go on forever about it.

Star Wars (Original Trilogy), Transformers 1986 and KISS are my three favorite things in all of media. They just hold something special to me like real life magic? That sounds so cheesy I know, but I just have such great passion for certain things that is makes me feel so excited and happy. There is a certain heart or something these things originally had. When I see that original stuff, it has such a spark. Such a...I don't know just something about it that makes them elevated over everything else.

Rocky III, IV, V (Re-Watch)

The series take a dramatic turn into the 80's with III. Rocky isn't the same character anymore, even when he takes a beating his face doesn't puff up like the first two movies. He grows more muscles with each film. I like III has good themes of Rocky losing himself in his fame, but it seems like Stallone also loses the character. He's totally not the same as in the first two movies. I love the corniness in this movie but overall it's not that great of a film. Rocky IV on the other hand is my favorite 80's cheese movie ever. It's a masterpiece of camp. Three montages and Vince DiCola's super 80's soundtrack. "Hearts On Fire" is a beloved song to me and "Training Montage" gets you going. I also love the absolutely out of place driving montage to "No Easy Way Out". This movie is something special in how stupid it is. I just love it. It's not even Rocky anymore, the guy straight up runs up a mountain and takes ten millions severe blows to the head. I love it. 

Rocky V is not as bad as I remember but it's also not good. It seemed like Stallone realized he lost the character of Rocky and tried too hard to bring that back. It's so forcefully sentimental and the story doesn't resolve in any sort of satisfying way. Stallone has an amazing ability to make Rocky say a lot of words but also say absolutely nothing at the same time. To be trendy the movie has a more New Jack Swing Hip Hop soundtrack and it goes for a real "street" feel. It doesn't recapture the heart of the original movie though and it feels too late. Still I enjoyed the movie mostly even if it felt so dumb and forced. I still prefer the heart and humanity of the original movie and the crazy over the top feel good 80's cheese of Rocky IV.


Female Prisoner #701 : Scorpion

An ultra satisfying revenge movie with a lot of style and weirdness. Meiko Kaji gives an amazing performance, she is stone cold but still shows her humanity, much like Lady Snowblood. Her piercing glares give you the feeling something's going to happen and throughout the movie as she is tormented and abused the anticipation for her revenge builds. The scene where she watches the girl burn alive was extremely striking, her expression goes from unflinching and resentful to pity and regret before it's done. She was just amazing in this movie. It got pretty over the top but I liked all the inmates and the stylistic choices. There was a lot of creativity and thought behind the filming, very enjoyable.

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Re: The last movie you have watched
« Reply #652 on: February 15, 2020, 11:29:24 PM »
I recently finished Black Swan, Perfect Blue, and the Bananafish series.

Black Swan was a great movie. In fact, it's been a long time since I've been on the edge of my seat. I loved how the director used color to show mood and suspense and the metaphor of the white swan becoming the black swan associated with Nina was very interesting. It fit her character arc well. I could not stop thinking about this film for days. I recommend that you watch it (especially late at night). It's a good story but slow in some parts.

Perfect Blue was also a good movie. Not as good as Satoshi Kon's other works (like Paprika, but a great debut film and quite scary. You need to watch this film because it is relevant to today in how women are treated in the entertainment industry, and the dark side of technology (even though it was made more than 20 years ago). I did not care for the rape scene and had to scan past it. Some parts of it were graphic, not as graphic as I expected, but very disturbing. Still, it's a good and important movie and I highly recommend it.

Bananafish is an anime series with 24 episodes, and it is a good watch. I have not read the manga, but I've heard that the anime stays true to the original plot. I loved each episode. The main protagonist is a 17-year-old boy called Ash who is on a quest to figure out what the drug "bananafish" is, and to take down a mafia all by himself. Ash is a great protagonist because he kills and tries to look strong, in order to hide his weaknesses. It is also about love, and revenge. There are instances of pedophilia and sexual assault, and the ending was kind of a downer, but overall it was a good story and I would watch it again.

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Kramer vs. Kramer (1979). A great and emotional story about divorce and fatherhood that feels real and grounded. While it doesn't sound like the most exciting movie the outstanding acting draws you into the character's lives and make you feel invested. Out of all the movies I've seen so far I'd say Dustin Hoffman gave a top 3 performance for me, it was so natural like he was meant to be in this role. You see him progress and develop as a character. Meryl Streep was also great, she wasn't in a lot of the movie but she brought so much emotion and life. The kid was good also, the ice cream scene was very memorable. It's not a big drama with all these crazy things happening. Things remain fairly civil and there was one scene that almost made me cry. It was a very nice movie that I was locked into from the compelling opening scene. 

Once Upon A Time In America (1984). A huge nearly 4 hour epic of violence and betrayal. This is a gangster film where the characters are plain animals, absolutely ruthless. It spans three different eras, and the set design is just amazing. This movie was really nice to look at and had great style and scale. That said I thought there was a lot of weirdness to the sexual aspects and the ending left me very confused and unsatisfied. It certainly didn't need to be this long, although I did like the slow pacing it got a bit much by the end. I found De Niro's performance to be more so "acting" then other movies where he becomes the characters. I thought the part with the kids was the best, it was the most entertaining part of the movie. I thought it was worth a watch but I didn't find it to be a sweeping masterpiece of any sort. I did really like the scale and ambition of the film however.

Network (1976). Wow. This movie is insane in it's satirical view of media and corporations which basically ended up becoming the future. It shows TV news' fall into sensationalism as a reporter goes crazy in this movie and is exploited for ratings. The commentary is absolutely biting in this movie, it seems so over the top and yet it's what our world has become. The "There is no America" speech was insane, this movie was so engaging and perfectly performed. I found it to drag a bit by the end however, which is also how I felt about Sidney Lumet's other movie Dog Day Afternoon. But Network is such a great watch, one of the greatest scripts ever.

Uncut Gems. Now for something newer. This was an exciting movie that conveyed the panic and anxiety of the main character in it's busy and crowded scenes. The story was extremely tight, every element is in place for a purpose and the movie has a unique start where it overwhelms you with information and then slowly makes sense of everything as it goes on. The office scene where everything is exploding and hitting Adam Sandler at once was incredible. This movie shows he is a good actor when given the right movie, he was excellent here. The only problem I had was with the awful soundtrack which made no sense and didn't fit any of the scenes. I found it silly and it took me out of many moments like the aftermath of the club scene. But overall this was a good ride full of twists where everything is in place for a reason.