Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Feb 19, 2012.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - 9/10
watching "Saving Mr. Banks"
I got to watch this again... I still don't get it. But Im in the minority...
Happy everyone seemed to enjoy their experience.
I have always been a big fan of the the Planet of the Ape movies. Its great that these two last ones are like better versions of the the original forth and fifth movies.
From the documentary side of things...
If anyone grew up in the 80's-90's, understood the impact of Hip-Hop as a culture, and the variety of messages it provided to inner city youths....... not the narrow pop fodder you get now...
you have to see this....
Time is Illmatic, documentary on NAS classic album Illmatic (arguably one of the greatest albums of all time, and definitely one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time) Amazing doc..... it was a piece of Art. Distro in the states soon, I believe it will be in the theaters (limited) in sept/oct. 9/10
I was a fan of the originals as well. I liked rise, didn't particularly like dawn, but i do understand the appeal.... so its all good.
"A Most Wanted Man"... gritty political thriller involving the perspective of several, cultures and countries.... the twist at the end is interesting...although it kind of releases accountablilty to some...... Phillip Seymour Hoffman in one of his last performances.... 7.5/10
Guardians of the galaxy: 10/10
Agreed!!!! Great movie!!!!!
A 10 though? So the acting gets a 10, special effects 10, music 10, direction 10, costumes 10, etc. I just don't see it myself.
(2001) Ghost World 8/10.
For those who haven't seen it, has a great story. Acting is excellent.
Throw back! Thora Birch back when she was promising... and a young pre-bombshell Scarjo....
good call. Very good movie. Steve Buscemi was very good in it as well.
I've watched more movies than the average person... and I can't say I've seen many perfect movies... but some just judge off how entertained they were for that time period, so I get it..... Craftsmanship is a whole different level of judgement.
10s for me would be Gone With The Wind, The Godfather, Psycho, Casablanca, maybe The Empire Strikes Back, etc.
I was thinking something similar the other day about how audiences rate movies. For me, I rate a movie against all the previous ones I have ever seen.
The best movie I have ever seen is The Godfather, although I put Citizen Kane right there as well. Those get 10.0/10.0 from me. On the other end of my rating spectrum are movies like Exorcist II:The Heretic and Batman and Robin. Those are movies that would net a 2.0/10.0. The Heretic hurt my personal wonder for movies early on because I adored the original film. The sequel taught me to be wary of the movies that come after the ones that appealed to me.
I rarely give anything a 1.0 or 0.0 because there are movies I've seen that are panned by practically everyone like Leonard Part 6. Bill Cosby was the reason why I paid money to see it. Cosby still owes me full admission price. And popcorn. A soda. Gas... Plus. those kinds of movies don't penetrate my trailer screening process very often.
My ratings are usually not far off from general consensus, even though they seldom ever match exactly. One joy I take from watching movies is that rare chance of catching one that almost everyone--audiences, paid critics, and pay-for-view networks--all seem to agreed is a great film. Silence of the Lambs and The Dark Knight were personal moviegoing highlights for me in the past two decades or so.
Everyone has their preferences for what makes a movie entertaining, but most audience opinion tends to run within a certain range. I like sites such as Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic because they give audiences and paid critics an opportunity to log their individual opinion and tabulate overall taste. They offer a balanced overall viewpoint against individual claims of best or worst movie ever.
Very good post... but i will say this... "paid critics" might as well be novices, because the internet has opened up the forum of being an
''expert" to anyone who can type... and since type writers went out of style... you can do that without even know asdfjkl; keys.
Rotten tomatoes & and meteoritic becomes a paid advertisement for most films (rightfully so)... films like "22 jump" street and "neighbors" getting high scores clearly indicate that payola is widespread. I guess what I'm saying is if a critic says he or she likes a film, doesn't mean he or she actually likes it. I do however like the audience meter. Even though my taste comes from a skilled/profession level, I acknowledge that the average filmgoer will not be looking for things that I am, it is truly escapism for most....
That remind me.... this should be a good watch!
Can't see how any movie can get a 10/10 when a major feature is a transvestite with a knife. lol.
Can't see how any movie can get a 10/10 when a major feature is Robots, Men with lazer swords,and a Large dog with a crossbow. lol.
Can't see how any movie can get a 10/10 when a major feature is ect. lol.
Definitely looking forward to this. Nas IMO is the greatest rapper of all time.
It will release on iTunes I believe in sept..... so you can check it out there as well.