Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Feb 19, 2012.
we own the night 8/10
pretty damn good movie set in the 80's
Took the grandson to see the new Hunger Games last night. Great Movie- Wasn't ready for the ending but still a great movie. I know Jennifer Lawrence has only headlined e a half dozen movies and I think I have seen all of them. But if she keeps her head on straight we may be watching one of the best actresses to ever be put on the big screen. I think the producers have delayted the release of Serena to compete in the Oscar Market for 2014. The movie has been ready for realease since last Spring. The girl is the most naturally gifted actors I have ever seen. The reast of the cast was also aweome. Donald Sutherland is one of the mos underated actors of out generation. Just a superb actor. Phylip Seymour Hoffman, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, are also excellent in their characters.
the movie gets 8.5 out of 10-
I still need to see the first one
Hearing good things about this new one as well.
Dallas Buyers Club...........
Wasn't sure what to expect but came away very impressed. The main character was given 30 days to live and lived for another 6 years while doing something admirable with his remaining time. Matthew McConaughey as well as Jared Leto get very high marks for their performances.
12 Years a Slave - one of the best movies I've ever seen. 11/10.
Thor: Dark World
I don't get he fascination with Hunger Games. The first one was, "seen it, done it". It's like a crappy version of "The Running Man", the story being done countless times in slightly different shades,
The Running Man? There's a lot more going on in The Hunger Games than The Running Man. A comparison to Battle Royale is most apt.
Wow, what an incredible film. The drama and suspense are incredible. The race at the end of the film, to get the six Americans out of Iran, was pretty well done. I wonder how close to what it was like in real life? I had totally forgotten these first few folks escaping Iran, and we all thanked Canada. What a story. Ben Affleck was brilliant in directing and producing (along with George Clooney in production), and he was pretty solid in the acting department as well. Not too long, not too short. Very well done film I think.
9 out of 10
Not my type of film, in general. It was difficult for me to get into Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe singing all throughout the film. But you know what? Jackman's performance, I thought, rivaled his own amazing effort from "The Fountain". He really is an underrated actor, and he's so versatile, but it seems most just don't realize that. This film had a quite unexpected emotional impact on me, not too much, as I expected none at all, but in the final parts of the film, I thought it was well presented. A little too long of a film for me at what, 2 hrs, 20 minutes? Probably because of the singing ha ha. The parting sequence though was worth the wait.
7.5 out of 10
I honestly don't understand it either. I read the books. The 1st movie was pretty accurate (still haven't seen the 2nd one). But overall it's just not that great of a story.
I honestly felt suckered about halfway through the first book. I heard the synopsis, I knew it was for a younger audience (really easy read), but I thought the story was interesting enough. But halfway through the first book it was obvious it was the same love triangle teen fodder that has been made popular recently-- most notably with Twilight.
It just isn't "2nd highest opening for 2D movie of all time" good.
I agree with every word you wrote. Read the books. Seen the first movie but not this latest. Felt the same on the books. Probably will still go see this latest movie though.
21 jump street 7/10
just random goofy stuff..
but it did provide many laughs.
Halle Berry. Didn't know anything about the film going in, just seemed like something interesting to record on DVR from a movie channel. When it started, and I saw it was from WWE Studios, I immediately thought "Uh oh, who's in it...Cena? Kane? *snicker* Someone worse?"
So I watched it. Took three tries to get through it all. Some really bad acting throughout the film I thought. Really flimsy plot line that supposedly holds the film together (that being about this 911 call that made it 'personal'). Yawn. It turned out to be a film that has a mild sort of suspense at the end that is totally predictable before going through the scenes.
So at the end I asked myself, why was this from WWE Studios? What "superstar" did I miss. Looking through the credits at the end I saw that one of the police officers was portrayed by "David Otunga". Ooooooooooh. That guy. Thought he looked a little familiar. So in the end, this film was from WWE Studios because it was mildly interesting and nobody else would probably produce it.
5 out of 10 (and only because of Halle )
Homefront 6/10 Decent movie to see on a Sunday matinee. Lots of action but heavy handed at times.
Dallas Buyers Club
Pretty good. Matthew McConaughey did a great job. I was impressed with his acting as well as Jared Leto's. I recommended it.
I watched it at the Alamo Drafthouse, which usually shows little clips and videos partially related to the movie before the show starts. Got treated to this little horror show.
God that was horrid......
Dallas Buyers Club was however a excellent movie.
An Adventure in Space and Time.
BBC movie made for television during the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who.
If you area Doctor Who fan I think you would enjoy the movie. It is about creation of the Doctor Who series. Done as a movie instead of a documentary.
Done well and the acting was top notch.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
8.5 out of 10
Latest installment in this franchise was much, much better than "The Hobbit". Pretty good Orc body count, Legalos being Legalos...
The ending caught me off guard though. Grrrrrrrrrrr
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Frozen. I'm a girl & a sucker for Disney.
Very good. 8.