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Rate the last movie you saw

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  1. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Wow. I guess different strokes. But I agree with James Cameron and Peter Jackson's views that the HFR is tremendous and the higher frame rate gives a much better immersion effect. I did not find it distracting at all. I have no idea what you mean by "soap opera effect".
  2. Aikmaniac

    Aikmaniac Well-Known Member

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    I think he means is that the filming of a soap opera is very "real" life like. Some of the newer TVs have this and it gives me the feeling that I'm sitting in an audience watching live...like a sitcom or "soap opera".

    Some people are caught off guard by it and aren't interested in films being that life-like. Hate to be redundant but that's how I would explain it.
  3. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    This'll fix what ails you... and I've never experienced drowsiness with this... unlike with Dramamine...

    [IMG]

    I always use this when I go deep see fishing with great results...
  4. Diogenes

    Diogenes Active Member

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    I've tried it. Didn't help me catch a damn thing.
  5. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    The Hobbit - 9.5/10

    I went in with very low expectations. I think it's difficult to go back into a movie world like this and re-create what was done before, be different at the same time and still execute a good movie. But they sure as hell did it. Of the 4 Peter Jackson-directed Tolkien movies out so far, I would rank this #2, behind Fellowship of the Ring.

    It's unfortunate that Peter Jackson decided to push this 48 fps non-sense. I did not see it in 48 fps, largely because I cannot stand 3D. But despite being one of the best movies all year, the controversy around 48 fps is what dominates the dialogue about this movie. Whatever you do, don't go see it in 48 fps. You may like it or hate it, but that sort of gimmickry should not overshadow what is otherwise a great movie.
  6. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    I will say the 3D aspect was much smoother and less taxing on the eyes in HFR than in standard 24 fps, but I could not get past how things looked otherwise. Not just the soap opera effect, but things seeming jerky and at times in fast forward.
  7. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Did you chum it with a little tobacco spit?

    If not, then there ya go... and a plus is that the fish don't get motion sickness during the fight...
  8. kmp77

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    I saw it in 3d but 24pfs. The film looked normal but 24fps 3d seems to have more motion blur. I think this is why they went 48fps to smooth out the motion blur. I usually don't notice it in non-3d movies. I think the 3d part highlights it.

    I don't like the whole idea of 48fps. Movies seem outside of reality because of the 24fps. You're not seeing true motion so it's "magical". Going to 48fps is going the direction of home video cameras. Things appear in normal motion to what you're used to on a day to day basis...the "soap opera effect". That's why tv shows and soap operas don't look like movies....the fps (and lighting).

    Aside from 48fps...did anyone notice that the movie was shot digitally? They were shot on RED cameras and not film. Seems the time has come where digital has officially taken over.
  9. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    ted 8/10

    way better than what i thought it would be.
  10. Rynie

    Rynie Benched

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    DJANGO UNCHAINED....10/10

    One Word: phenomenal! The guy who plays the German is a brilliant actor.
  11. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    The Hobbit - 9.5/10

    Great addition to the LOTR family.
  12. Diogenes

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    So looking forward to seeing it Friday. Rank the following Rynie, if you don't mind:

    Inglorious Basterds
    Reservior Dogs
    Pulp Fiction
    Django Unchained
  13. Rynie

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    Django
    Kill Bills
    Reservior dogs




    Pulp fiction (terribly overrated)
    Inglorious (didn't like it at all)
  14. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    What?? One of the classic's IMO. Have yet to see Django but I agree with you on Inglorious, was a bad movie.
  15. Diogenes

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    Thanks. I didn't care much for Basterds the first time I saw it, but it grew on me after watching it a couple more times. I have loved Pulp Fiction since I saw it at the theater when it first came out. Personally I don't think it's overrated.

    Anyway, I'm impressed you think that much of Django...have I mentioned I'm looking forward to seeing it? :)
  16. Rynie

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  17. Diogenes

    Diogenes Active Member

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    The Getaway

    Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw
    D, Sam Peckinpah

    7/10

    Not great, but very good, solid entertainment.
  18. FiveRings

    FiveRings Well-Known Member

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    Didn't see Django yet but Inglorious was awesome and Pulp is a best of all time.

    My order would be
    Pulp
    Reservoir Dogs
    Inglorious
    Kill Bill
  19. Diogenes

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    My list mirrors yours. I understand why people would think highly of Kill Bill, it's just not my thing.

    Maybe we can all agree that Death Proof brings up the rear on everyone's list.
  20. FiveRings

    FiveRings Well-Known Member

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    No doubt lol. If you count Sin City as a Tarrantino flick then that's on my list too. I love that movie

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