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Title: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Viral on December 06, 2007, 02:07:46 AM
Eh, why not spruce things up with a unusual forum game?

Not really a game persay though, its simply saying what movie you last saw, and what you initially thought of it.

Whelp, I saw a stupid movie called Dark Ride tonight, horrible little flick where a group of teenagers go road tripping to a mysterious carnival ride that was shut down years ago due to a crazy due killing people in it.  It was crappy, but it had Jamie-Lynn from the Sopranos and its always good to oogle her.


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Sume Gai on December 06, 2007, 02:28:16 AM
I guess the last movie i watched (for the first time) was Transformers (A LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time ago)

At first I though it was very exciting

but now I think they had too many humans and not enough giant robot action (come to think it I don't ever think I've seen a great America Mech movie)


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: jolly_old_saint on December 06, 2007, 02:42:36 AM
Crazy kids with yer ooglin'.

 Eh, guess the last one I saw'd be the Simpsons movie...and I pity the fool what didn't enjoy that...


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Andrew on December 06, 2007, 02:54:16 AM
The last one I saw, for the first time, was Field of Dreams. I know it's old, but I can see why it's a classic.

My thoughts were that it's a classic and it's on right now.


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Gideon Zhi on December 06, 2007, 10:24:05 AM
I saw Ocean's Eleven for the first time last week. Pretty good film.

I'll be going to see The Golden Compass tomorrow, too.


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Sume Gai on December 06, 2007, 10:35:07 AM
^^ I'll bet the book is better (Like every Hollywood book adaptation particularity Eragon *Shudders in disgust*) 


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Gideon Zhi on December 06, 2007, 11:29:19 AM
Probably. It'll be hard to top. Pullman weaves a fantastic story.


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: SilvrDragn23112 on December 06, 2007, 01:11:48 PM
^^ I'll bet the book is better (Like every Hollywood book adaptation particularity Eragon *Shudders in disgust*) 

They indeed slaughter many movie-adaptations of books.

The last movie I saw was A Christmas Carol, with my family. It's kind of a family tradition to watch it a bunch of times during the holidays. (Yep, that's right. I'm a Christian dragon! ^_~)


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Dsvaun on December 06, 2007, 04:22:16 PM
Are we going with the last movie in a theater or that we saw period?

I can't remember the last good movie I saw in a theater since it's been a while.  The last video I did watch was Silence of the Lambs.  Maybe one of the few book adaptions that doesn't suck completely, it was enjoyable.


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Sume Gai on December 06, 2007, 06:24:12 PM
Earlier today I watch the ORIGINAL Godzilla (in Japanese with subs)

I never had a chance to see it before but the story held up very well for a monster movie from the 50s, and I found myself throughly enjoying it


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Captain Vittles on December 06, 2007, 06:45:26 PM
The last movie I saw (for the first time) was Office Space.  I finally get a lot of those damn jokes everyone loves to spout, though I'm sure I would have enjoyed it more had it not been hyped to death by everyone.

Though I must admit, I nearly died laughing when that guy came into work just to gut and scale a fish in his cubicle.


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: JayBee on December 06, 2007, 08:14:40 PM
Earlier today I watch the ORIGINAL Godzilla (in Japanese with subs)

I never had a chance to see it before but the story held up very well for a monster movie from the 50s, and I found myself throughly enjoying it
RUN! IS REGENDARY MONSTAA GOJIRA!

...

Ahhhh.... what was the last movie I watched?
Crap, I think it may've been Transformers. The new one.


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Derek on December 06, 2007, 09:37:36 PM
Jackass the movie.

Enough said.


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Gideon Zhi on December 07, 2007, 03:22:04 PM
Okay I'm pissed. They CHANGED THE ENDING WTF

I bet Pullman's pissed too.


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Sume Gai on December 07, 2007, 03:52:26 PM
Why does Hollywood do this to a good/original story?

thinks for the heads up chock up another one to avoid.



Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Dsvaun on December 08, 2007, 03:51:20 AM
Another film to probably avoid:
The wachosky brothers present:
Speed Racer
.
..
.....
.................................
Parts of my brain just died.

A great fiction writer couldn't make this crap up.  I'd link the trailer, but that would mean you would watch it.  1.I'm not that cruel.  2.It's taking super robot wars long enough to be translated, I don't want to be responsible for destroying half of Gideon's brain with this crap.


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Ian Kelley on December 08, 2007, 08:55:56 PM
Okay I'm pissed. They CHANGED THE ENDING WTF

I bet Pullman's pissed too.

They didn't really change the ending rather than just omit the last three chapters of the book. I was surprised by that too but it's not surprising from a business point of view considering the massive plot twist/cliffhanger that the first book ends on. I read somewhere that they actually filmed those chapters initially but New Line axed them to put in the beginning in the second movie.

Incidentally what did you think? I thought it kind of rushed through the story and there were some inexplicable changes. (Iofur -> Ragnar) It'll be interesting to see how they do the second and third movies seeing how they PC-ified the Church in the first. I've heard rumors they're going to make the angels aliens...


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Gideon Zhi on December 08, 2007, 09:54:16 PM
If they make the angels into aliens, it'll be a *huge* wtf. But yeah, it was kind of rushed. Billy Costa wasn't the kid in the house on the lake, was he? I thought that was the first random kid grabbed when the GOB is first introduced early in the story. Billy didn't deserve that :(

And yeah, there were a lot of weird changes. I wanted to see a real Roping, not just John Fa's ship. I also wanted to see a cliff ghast. And wtf was with the Magisterium guy poisoning the Tokay? The Master was supposed to have done that to protect Lyra.

Yeah, though. Heavily streamlined. Another 20 minutes would have done it worlds of good :/


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Sume Gai on December 08, 2007, 10:49:29 PM
Hey it could have been worse (remembers Eragon)

OH GOD THE PAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm scared about what they will do as the trilogy moves toward a direct anti-Christian standpoint


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Andrew on December 09, 2007, 02:16:51 AM
I'm scared about what they will do as the trilogy moves toward a direct anti-Christian standpoint

No, the trilogy moves in an anti-religon standpoint. They knock all religons, equally.


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Sume Gai on December 09, 2007, 03:00:50 AM
I'm scared about what they will do as the trilogy moves toward a direct anti-Christian standpoint

No, the trilogy moves in an anti-religon standpoint. They knock all religons, equally.

Point taken, but you know the Christians are the ones who would make the biggest fuss


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: JayBee on December 09, 2007, 04:00:57 AM
Actually saw an article about that in the newspaper.
The Catholic Church approves of the trilogy.

Of course the loud portion of christianity is offended by everything, so...


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Ian Kelley on December 09, 2007, 02:49:33 PM
No, the trilogy moves in an anti-religon standpoint. They knock all religons, equally.

I'm not sure I would even go that far--the books are more of an anti-"unquestionable authority" standpoint. Pullman himself said so, which is why he was OK with the secularization of the Church for the movie; so long as it remained an unquestionable authority it was fine with him if I remember the quote correctly.

It just so happens that the unquestionable authority in the books is a Christian one--I think this is because A) Pullman wanted to make it something of an anti-Narnia and B) the Dust metaphor works best in that sort of framework. 'Course I could be wrong.


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: jolly_old_saint on December 10, 2007, 11:47:49 PM
Bah...of course it's all godless. The whole thing glorifies godless killing machines!

You don't befriend bears, bears tear your head off!!


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: tofudragon7 on December 12, 2007, 01:21:02 AM
Haha... well, the FUNNY thing is that the trilogy as a whole takes almost a pro-Christian standpoint. Sure, the church/whatever is evil in the first movie, but there are numerous mentions of shamans, witches, and "angels," and the angels are always the most omniscient and helpful. Not to mention that the whole third book is supposed to be some metaphor for Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden...


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Sume Gai on December 12, 2007, 01:53:46 AM
Angels are on both sides

I wouldn't say that the trilogy takes any kind of pro-religion stand point

I think it's best considered an anti-authority/pro-free thinking standpoint (by authority I mean any authority that restricts free thinking)


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Ian Kelley on December 12, 2007, 11:05:53 AM
Haha... well, the FUNNY thing is that the trilogy as a whole takes almost a pro-Christian standpoint. Sure, the church/whatever is evil in the first movie, but there are numerous mentions of shamans, witches, and "angels," and the angels are always the most omniscient and helpful. Not to mention that the whole third book is supposed to be some metaphor for Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden...

I wouldn't say the trilogy comes even close to pro-Christian. The "good" angels in the book are the ones that rebelled against God and in the Adam and Eve metaphor, they're said to have done the right thing by eating the fruit and disobeying. The idea is that Lyra can save the world by repeating Eve's "mistake."


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: tofudragon7 on December 13, 2007, 02:22:13 AM
Hmm... perhaps, although the mistake is supposed to be keeping the wrong portal open, and that doesn't happen

EDIT: And you're right, I forgot about the part where god is just a really old angel with alzheimers or something


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Ian Kelley on December 13, 2007, 08:39:20 AM
Hmm... perhaps, although the mistake is supposed to be keeping the wrong portal open, and that doesn't happen

Actually, the "mistake," was making out (or whatever happened) with Will in the forest. Metaphorically, Adam and Eve eating the fruit brought knowledge/Dust/original sin to themselves, which according to the trilogy was the right thing to do because they grew up and became fully "adult" in doing so. By becoming adult, people get infected with Dust/original sin which the Church dislikes. The prophecy is that Lyra is the new "Eve" and thus can either eradicate Dust/original sin or repeat what the first "Eve" did and accept and welcome it. By discovering her own sexuality Lyra  repeats Eve's "mistake," becoming an adult and welcoming the Dust. How that is supposed to affect the entire universe(s) though is never really adequately explained in the books though; as soon as she makes her choice and becomes Dust-infected all the other Dust starts acting wildly differently, but why that happens is a mystery.

Basically the underlying premise in the books, and why it's an anti-Narnia, is that they're coming-of-age stories and Pullman has the initiation into adulthood and loss of innocence as a great thing to be celebrated. Contrast this with the Narnia books, where Lewis sees coming-of-age as something not to be celebrated but vilified; the ignorance and innocence of childhood are praised and characters that come of age and discover their own sexuality are deemed "unworthy."


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: KraZe on December 16, 2007, 12:49:40 PM
Okay I'm pissed. They CHANGED THE ENDING WTF

I bet Pullman's pissed too.

They didn't really change the ending rather than just omit the last three chapters of the book. I was surprised by that too but it's not surprising from a business point of view considering the massive plot twist/cliffhanger that the first book ends on. I read somewhere that they actually filmed those chapters initially but New Line axed them to put in the beginning in the second movie.

Incidentally what did you think? I thought it kind of rushed through the story and there were some inexplicable changes. (Iofur -> Ragnar) It'll be interesting to see how they do the second and third movies seeing how they PC-ified the Church in the first. I've heard rumors they're going to make the angels aliens...

On top of that as soon as news of the end change came out and fans started crapping bricks, Pullman bothered to say something along the lines of "Calm the **** down. It's all gonna be fine."


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Dsvaun on December 20, 2007, 07:53:01 PM
Is there anyone who hasn't seen the trailer for Dark Knight?
Well for those who probably have, I found a 6 min scene of a bank heist.  Its low quality, but its the only version of it I've seen.
http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/batman/the-6+minute-dark-knight-bank-heist-trailer-334675.php


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Viral on December 21, 2007, 01:39:37 AM
I saw I AM LEGEND yesterday.  Great movie, Horrible HORRIBLE adaption.


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Derek on December 21, 2007, 10:12:25 AM
I saw I AM LEGEND yesterday.  Great movie, Horrible HORRIBLE adaption.

^ That.


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Viral on January 09, 2008, 04:07:59 AM
Saw Red Dawn again.  WOLVERINES!


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Gideon Zhi on January 09, 2008, 12:27:20 PM
I watched The Bucket List, and cannot recommend it highly enough. I can't remember the last time I actually watched a touching movie. It was really, really, really good.


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Andrew on January 09, 2008, 01:46:43 PM
I just saw No Country for Old Men last night. It's good, but it's a very serious movie. Still, fine work for the Coen Brothers.


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Dsvaun on January 16, 2008, 11:51:54 PM
Saw a trailer for the movie My Name is Bruce.
Essentially, Bruce Campbell plays himself and is recruited to save a town from certain death at the hands of an ancient chinese war god.

Yeah, they're screwed.
Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZLv3Z7L5lY


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Lechise Inohara on January 17, 2008, 02:36:13 PM
Man, I feel old now... Last thing I saw as far as an actual theatre movie was... god... dunno what year, but it was back when I was still a little mindless lemming under the effects of the pokemon craze... Pokemon the first movie or some such tripe... as far as last movie in general, Perfect Blue... It was one of those psychological drama anime things... Way too convoluted for my taste because they would keep flashing in and out of reality and even the viewer had no idear what was what, and they had alot of those 'dream within a dream' bits (where the character wakes up, thinks they were dreaming, something happens, then they wake up AGAIN, rinse repeat as needed)... Again, way too much movement and confusion for me...


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Viral on January 21, 2008, 01:32:04 PM
Man, I've been looking forward to My Name is Bruce since I found out about it last July.


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Dsvaun on February 01, 2008, 05:57:32 PM
Don't know why I didn't mention this before.  I saw Sweeney Todd over Christmas.  Definitely a movie worth watching, definitely not for kids.  Interesting to see Johnny Depp singing as he slits five throats in two minutes.  If you haven't seen it I recommend it.  If it isn't in theaters any more, see it when the DVD comes out.


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Gideon Zhi on February 01, 2008, 06:31:32 PM
Personally, I want to see In Bruges. It looks hilarious, in a tongue-in-cheek British-humor sort of way.


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Viral on February 02, 2008, 01:07:48 AM
Whelp, I just watched an old horror flick called Student Bodies.  It's the airplane of scary movies...cept, ya know, horrible.  But its still enjoyable.


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Dsvaun on February 06, 2008, 09:19:22 PM
IIII AAAMMMMM IRONMANNN!!!!!!!

Seriously, if the movie is as good as the trailer makes it, I'll see it ten times.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNQg8QFJ6Ag


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Viral on February 24, 2008, 06:23:24 AM
The iron man flick could be decent, but it is a super hero flick, and you know those are extremely hit or miss.


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Sume Gai on February 24, 2008, 12:05:22 PM
The iron man flick could be decent, but it is a super hero flick, and you know those are extremely hit or miss.

I personally hate it when Hollywood screws up the origin story or things like WARNING, SPOILER AHEAD! in Spiderman webbing didn't have to be made and loaded into a web shooter


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: JayBee on February 25, 2008, 01:24:46 AM
The iron man flick could be decent, but it is a super hero flick, and you know those are extremely hit or miss.

I personally hate it when Hollywood screws up the origin story or things like WARNING, SPOILER AHEAD! in Spiderman webbing didn't have to be made and loaded into a web shooter
I can live with changes in the technical details, long as they get the theme and spirit right.

The web shooters weren't totally outside Spiderman's concept. I mean, he does everything ELSE a spider can because he was bit by a radioactive*backspace*retrovirus-laden spider. The webshooters were just a mild tweak.


And changing the spider itself just made sense(even though the spider didn't die or get caught, making a minor plot-hole that hopefully no one ever explores)
Similarly, Sandman being caught in a "particle physics" experiment instead of a nuclear test was a good call.

Everyone knows radiation causes cancer, not super powers.
But genetic engineering and particle physics? That's just a big ol' question mark to the movie-going public, much like nuclear radiation was back then.



What I DID complain about in that franchise had nothing to do with Spidey at all.

It was the neurochip in Doc Ock's arms that was supposed to be manipulating him to do evil that really annoyed me. Not only did it make no sense at all for it to be there., but...
Let's face it, we have an obsessive genius whose pet project has just blown up in a quite spectacular manner, publicly shaming him, ruining his life's work, hideously disfiguring him, and killing his wife of many years. I think there's MORE than enough content there for a mental breakdown WITHOUT being possessed by an evil AI, and the chip was just a cheap plot hack to avoid having to do actual CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT on Doc Ock.
And despite that, Spidey 2 was STILL a damn good movie(if you could ignore their COMPLETELY fucked-up concept of nuclear fusion, which I had a very difficult time doing).






Now, X-Men 3... that's more the kind of thing WORTH complaining about. They overhauled everything, for the sake of making it less like the source material. Not updated, not streamlined, just different. And I'm pretty sure the producer was complaining that the first 2 had laid so much comic book groundwork that he couldn't just ignore.
It's a damn shame X3 was the price we had to pay for Superman Returns.


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Andrew on February 25, 2008, 02:02:13 AM
It's a damn shame X3 was the price we had to pay for Superman Returns.

Now that is something that I can agree with. Also, did anyone watch the Oscars?


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: JayBee on February 25, 2008, 03:44:08 AM
Also, did anyone watch the Oscars?
Nope. I heard some people (http://www.lilformers.com/index.php/2008/02/25/lil-formers-87-oscars/) were disappointed, though...


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Viral on February 28, 2008, 02:32:10 PM
I watched the Oscars, it was borish. 


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Derek on March 02, 2008, 01:06:06 PM
Ironically, i just saw Superman Returns again last night.

I said it before, I'll say it again. Spacey-Luthor will **** you UP.


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Andrew on March 10, 2008, 04:24:26 PM
I just saw Vantage Point today. If you haven't seen it yet, you should.


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Chaostic on March 10, 2008, 06:19:49 PM
The iron man flick could be decent, but it is a super hero flick, and you know those are extremely hit or miss.

I personally hate it when Hollywood screws up the origin story or things like WARNING, SPOILER AHEAD! in Spiderman webbing didn't have to be made and loaded into a web shooter
I can live with changes in the technical details, long as they get the theme and spirit right.

The web shooters weren't totally outside Spiderman's concept. I mean, he does everything ELSE a spider can because he was bit by a radioactive*backspace*retrovirus-laden spider. The webshooters were just a mild tweak.


And changing the spider itself just made sense(even though the spider didn't die or get caught, making a minor plot-hole that hopefully no one ever explores)
Similarly, Sandman being caught in a "particle physics" experiment instead of a nuclear test was a good call.

Everyone knows radiation causes cancer, not super powers.
But genetic engineering and particle physics? That's just a big ol' question mark to the movie-going public, much like nuclear radiation was back then.



What I DID complain about in that franchise had nothing to do with Spidey at all.

It was the neurochip in Doc Ock's arms that was supposed to be manipulating him to do evil that really annoyed me. Not only did it make no sense at all for it to be there., but...
Let's face it, we have an obsessive genius whose pet project has just blown up in a quite spectacular manner, publicly shaming him, ruining his life's work, hideously disfiguring him, and killing his wife of many years. I think there's MORE than enough content there for a mental breakdown WITHOUT being possessed by an evil AI, and the chip was just a cheap plot hack to avoid having to do actual CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT on Doc Ock.
And despite that, Spidey 2 was STILL a damn good movie(if you could ignore their COMPLETELY fucked-up concept of nuclear fusion, which I had a very difficult time doing).






Now, X-Men 3... that's more the kind of thing WORTH complaining about. They overhauled everything, for the sake of making it less like the source material. Not updated, not streamlined, just different. And I'm pretty sure the producer was complaining that the first 2 had laid so much comic book groundwork that he couldn't just ignore.
It's a damn shame X3 was the price we had to pay for Superman Returns.

hmm  I recall in atleast one comic timeline if my moms comic collection wasn't lost in that fire years back I could tell for sure

the last movie I watched was "Clue" yesterday for the 54th time I love that movie


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Gideon Zhi on March 10, 2008, 08:45:18 PM
I saw In Bruges last week. It was pretty good!


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Derek on March 10, 2008, 09:16:16 PM
Let's Go To Prison.

If you've never seen it, save yourself some sanity. You'll laugh, but you will walk away a more disturbed individual than when you started.


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Viral on March 11, 2008, 07:01:43 PM
Let's Go To Prison.

If you've never seen it, save yourself some sanity. You'll laugh, but you will walk away a more disturbed individual than when you started.

Oooh, something to rent this weekend.


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: KYTE on May 23, 2008, 11:59:08 AM
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
=D

It was amazing.

Now I'm dying to play La~Mulana


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Viral on May 31, 2008, 12:43:22 AM
Watched a Supernatural Thriller called Angel Heart.


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Keiseth on June 02, 2008, 03:01:26 PM
Kung-Fu Hustle. Again. For the fifth time or so. I never get enough of that movie.


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Guncannoneer on June 02, 2008, 10:01:24 PM
They were playing the Death Note live action movie at one of our theaters for a few days only.  My friend dragged me along to it.

Despite the irritating as hell anime fans, mostly the girls, who were unbearably noisy and immature during the whole thing, it was a solid movie.  Good dubbing, accurate conversion of anime to live action, a complete lack of on-screen translations which made it confusing when they'd show a bunch of Japanese.  Better than I expected in any case.

If I go to another one of these I'll ask the theater to get an usher ready beforehand.


Title: Re: Last Flick You Watched?
Post by: Viral on August 06, 2008, 06:47:16 AM
Watched Blazing Saddles again, I'm getting the 30th anniversery DVD in a few days, huzzah!