Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Feb 19, 2012.
Thank me later, Doc. It is so damn good
Different strokes for different folks my friend.
So what did you think of Rogue One?
Stash, long story (kinda, lol) short, we ended up being seated and we waited and waited (we also got there early, as I'm a stickler for being early to movies; I bought the tickets online, paid an extra three dollars). When the movie started about 15 minutes late we realized that they were showing 3D version trailers. I mentioned it to my son, he said maybe it's just the trailers.
Nope. The manager and several theater workers came in and announced that they didn't have the 2D version and that we would all be given the 3D glasses and version for free and also reimbursed after the movie was finished. For those that didn't want to watch the 3D version, we could just go to guest services and be reimbursed right away. I detest 3D movies (migraines, and the fact that you need to watch the center of the screen), and my son isn't a fan either (luckily, as I would have stayed if he wanted to).
So I got my money back with a small group of others that didn't want the 3D movie, and they kindly reimbursed my popcorn since we were going to Red Robbin after that and didn't need it. They also gave me two vouchers.
So tl;dr -- didn't see it, theater screwed up, going again -- if not this weekend, the next, Stash
Vanilla Sky. 9/10. Grossly underrated movie that has aged well. Seems like it would have gotten more acclaim in today's world. All of the acting was great. I need to see the original Spanish film, where Penelope Cruz plays the same character.
That sucks. My sympathies for your lousy theater experience. Just don't hold it against the film when you do see it!
If you're a big Star Wars guy like me, I think you'll love it!
Huge Star Wars guy, Stash
I saw the original Spanish version and thought it was horrible, which is why I have never seen Vanilla Sky.
We just came back from seeing, "Hidden Figures." I'm giving it 4.5 out of 5 stars. Really compelling plot and well acted. It speaks to an important period in U.S. history without falling into a cliches.
Just saw Fences. I see every Denzel movie. It was good. Based on a play so it was more dialog than most are used to. Acting was great. Story was interesting.
My top 3 Oscars movies so far would be:
2. Manchester by the Sea
American Psycho - 9/10. One of those movies that I will watch any time it's on. Christian Bale was the perfect Patrick Bateman. I wish I could post some YouTube clips of it.
Swiss Army Man - seen a preview last year and it was so bizarre I had to see it. The price dropped to $7 so I grabbed it off Google play. Really bizarre movie that I enjoyed because of it being bizarre.
Speaking of price drops. You can get the first three IP Man movies in a bundle for $2.99 on Google play right now.
Hard to beat that as all three movies are decent.
Check out Upstream Color if you like bizarre movies, BP. It's fascinating. Also, Under the Skin is phenomenal and creepy and weird. Both highly suggested. Both very artsy and far out movies.
Arrival - 5/10.
Split - 1/10.
Also, Primer, which was written by the same guy as Upstream Color.
I still haven't seen it. I've heard it's very confusing. Do you recommend it, Bob?
Yeah, but you will probably need about 3-4 viewings to even remotely understand what is going on, or at least I did. It is really dialogue heavy, and low budget. The fact that Shane Carruth made it for 7k is unbelievable. It was filmed in Dallas, too.
I'm gonna have to watch it, it's been on my list for years. Thanks for the feedback, Bob.
Blue is the Warmest Color (French) 10/10. Incredible movie, the acting by Adèle Exarchopoulus and Léa Seydoux is amongst the best ever. The film won the Palme d'Or for the director and both actress. The only time in the history of Cannes that that has happened. Kechiche is a savant, and put them through grueling scenes to make his vision come to life. He received a lot of criticism for the way he treated his two leads. It's a masterpiece.
Two Days, One Night (French) 10/10. An incredible, in depth look at depression and how it affects a mom as she struggles to get her life back. It takes place over a short period of time (as the title of the film suggests). It stars Marion Cotillard, who is nothing short of sensational.