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Re: What Movies are you Watching?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:45 am
by Panda4christ:3
LastLfan wrote:Rewatched Scott pilgrim, such a good film

True words.

Watched Gravity, which was actually a pretty solid movie despite what I heard.

Also watched Seven Pounds which was pretty amazing :)

Re: What Movies are you Watching?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:14 am
by CinniScrib
Persona 3 the Movie 1: Spring of Birth

Haven't played any of the games but I have a friend that does and loves them so I figured I should at least check out the movie. They just released a sequel for P3 movie this year, but I don't think it's been subbed yet. SPOILER: Highlight text to read: The main character/the player, Yuki Makoto, can be funny but he's seriously so apathetic most of the time it's annoying though thank God for some development. He just doesn't care/doesn't know how to respond but instead he says nothing which is fine but it drives me nuts when he just walks off or is all "idk". UGh. The point is he's never been around a place long enough to make connections, constantly shuffled around but seriously some parts were like: RESPOND INSTEAD OF JUST STANDING THERE. But at least he made friends in the end and realized that, which is why he went to save them, he was actually concerned.
If you wait near the very end of the movie you'll see a little clip of the kid in stripes introduce himself as Pharos and then another part with the other character awakening and the announcement for Part 2/#2 of the movie coming out Spring 2014. Come on subbers!

Re: What Movies are you Watching?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:12 pm
by LastLfan
Rewatched exam, such a good suspense high concept film. Any suggestions?

Re: What Movies are you Watching?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:17 pm
by the_wolfs_howl
I finally got around to seeing How to Train Your Dragon 2, and loved it. It wasn't quite as good as the first one, of course, but as a sequel it was very good. I was legitimately surprised to discover that SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Hiccup's mother was still alive, and that she was the creepy person with the horned helmet. That doesn't happen too often for me with kids' movies! Toothless and the baby dragons were absolutely adorable, of course, and I really like how they aged Hiccup a little. You can tell that he's still the awkward, geeky kid with the annoying voice that he used to be, but he's just that little bit older and more mature. All the romance was adorable and/or funny, and I found the main conflict genuinely compelling. I hope they don't make another sequel, because that would be taking it a little too far, but I really enjoyed this one.

Re: What Movies are you Watching?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:24 am
by silvershock95
I watched Tyler Perry's Diary Of A Mad Black Woman last night, such a touching film! Funny too. Though I wasn't keen on how the ending played out SPOILER: Highlight text to read: when she married that other guy instead of sticking with her husband it had a very good theme of forgiveness. Also gotta love the singing in the Gospel(?) Churches! Very upbeat and a wonderful way to praise the Lord :D

Re: What Movies are you Watching?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:35 pm
by Sundown
I should really sit down and finish watching Pacific Rim, but I can't seem to find the time.

Re: What Movies are you Watching?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:42 pm
by the_wolfs_howl
I Heard the Owl Call My Name was an interesting little movie based on a book I had to read for a class. It's about a vicar who gets sent to minister to a Native American tribe, and how he learns their ways and kind of becomes a part of them. It definitely wasn't as good as the book, since it had to gloss over a lot of the complexities about their culture that I loved, but overall it was an okay adaptation.

Then on a whim I watched The Great Mouse Detective, which I hadn't seen for years and years. I understand it much more now that I'm familiar with Sherlock Holmes, and I love it even more than I did the first time I saw it!

Re: What Movies are you Watching?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:07 am
by ClaecElric4God
the_wolfs_howl wrote:Then on a whim I watched The Great Mouse Detective, which I hadn't seen for years and years. I understand it much more now that I'm familiar with Sherlock Holmes, and I love it even more than I did the first time I saw it!

Aw, childhood memories. I need to watch that again, now that I'm like...old enough to actually comprehend what's going on. :lol:

Re: What Movies are you Watching?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:12 pm
by the_wolfs_howl
In honor of the day, I watched...Halloween! :D Beautiful camera work, wonderful suspense. I actually jumped a few times. Could have done with less sex, and less stupid :/ Also, I've decided that Jamie Lee Curtis has the most annoying voice ever. But overall, a great horror movie with a wonderful, creeping sense of horror. And I liked not knowing for sure whether there's something supernatural going on or not.

I also watched a really interesting Korean horror movie called Muoi: Legend of a Portrait. It's about a cursed spirit trapped in a portrait, trying to get revenge on those who wronged her. Like other Asian horror movies I've seen, it seems to focus on how the curse continues, passing on from one person to the next. Very creepy, and it all unfolds very nicely.

Re: What Movies are you Watching?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:07 pm
by Kaori
I Confess (Hitchcock, 1953). I heard about this film because I was reading an article online written by a Catholic priest about the seal of confession, and he mentioned this movie. He said that as a priest he was in agony for the main character, and that piqued my interest. I wasn't in agony while watching this, probably because I am not a priest, but I did highly enjoy the movie.

The premise is that a parishioner confesses an act of murder to a Catholic priest, and the priest is subsequently framed for the murder. Although the priest knows all the details of the crime and could easily acquit himself by telling what he heard in the confessional, he can't say a single thing in his defense because the seal of confession is absolute.

The first two-thirds or so of the film were intellectually engaging, as it was interesting to watch how everything conspired together to make it seem as if the priest were the murderer. The latter part of the film, from the trial scene onwards, was satisfyingly gripping. The film had some really excellent cinematography and use of symbolic imagery, and in the end it came across to me as a very strong vindication of a man acting with utter integrity and love for his enemy when faced with a variety of difficult temptations (and there are some great parallels made between Fr. Logan and Christ). Although he's a fictional character, I found myself strongly admiring Fr. Logan and his unflinching stand for what he believed in.

So, has anybody else seen this? If so, I'm curious about what other people's thoughts are.

Re: What Movies are you Watching?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:49 pm
by Panda4christ:3
Hellboy - Loved this. Just so, so much <3.

The Hunger Games Mocking Jay : Part 1 - Pretty good. Not what I'm used to from Hunger Games, but I wasn't disappointed.

Re: What Movies are you Watching?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 1:10 pm
by the_wolfs_howl
I've gotten to watch quite a few movies over Thanksgiving break :grin:

The Last Unicorn - I wanted to watch this again, needing something to scratch that ever-present fantasy itch. I still like it, though movies made in the '80s were weird.

Cellular - A fun action flick about a guy trying to save a kidnapped woman while not letting their phone call get dropped. It gets quite tense at times when you suddenly realize that what are normally just annoyances are actually life-or-death in this situation. It was also a plus to see Chris Evans in something not Captain-America-related.

Meet the Robinsons - I'd seen this before, years ago, but I decided to watch it again. I liked it much more the second time around, but it'll never be a favorite by any means.

The Last Samurai - This is always worth a rewatch :thumb: This movie was actually what hooked me on Japanese culture; I saw it before I got into anime.

Twilight Samurai - The perfect movie to watch right after The Last Samurai ;) It's another story about honor and living and dying well, but on a much quieter, more ordinary level. It's also just jaw-droppingly awesome to watch Hiroyuki Sanada pull off the two sword fights in the movie and know that he's actually doing that. No stunt doubles or movie magic or anything.

Les Choristes - I will never tire of this movie, if only because the boys singing in this movie have the voices of freaking angels.

Re: What Movies are you Watching?

PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:32 pm
by artisticDreamer
Just saw Big Hero 6. I'm not sure what I should think about it... yeah I don't really form opinions on anything.

Re: What Movies are you Watching?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:06 am
by the_wolfs_howl
Rigoletto - Not a terribly impressive movie, but a fun little retelling of Beauty and the Beast, set during (I think?) the Great Depression.

Re: What Movies are you Watching?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:25 am
by EventualDay
artisticDreamer wrote:Just saw Big Hero 6. I'm not sure what I should think about it... yeah I don't really form opinions on anything.


I saw that! Personally, I found it pretty predictable--seems like it mixes every Marvel and Shounen trope in one little movie, haha. :P But I loved it thematically. Probably because first, Asian characters in an animated movie, and in my opinion they were designed really well. And second, SPOILER: Highlight text to read: I was really impressed that the themes of loss kept coming back in the movie. Most kids' movies have people dying, then the main characters are sad about it for all of one song (Frozen comes to mind). But thematically speaking I appreciated how the death in Big Hero 6 actually had long-lasting repercussions.

Re: What Movies are you Watching?

PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:59 am
by DecooPunk
I just saw Mockingjay part one and Big Hero 6. Mockingjay I liked better. Big Hero 6 was really cute but the plot kind of stank.

Re: What Movies are you Watching?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:17 pm
by Wolfsong
I recently was finally able to watch How to Train Your Dragon 2, and...I was impressed. Period. SPOILER: Highlight text to read: I was stunned they killed his dad, though...I did not see that coming.

Re: What Movies are you Watching?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:12 am
by the_wolfs_howl
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

I'd been wanting to watch this movie for several years, and finally got around to it once classes were over for the semester. This is probably the first time any story has made me able to sympathize with a Nazi soldier, and even understand him in an abstract sort of way. It's at least the most positive light I've ever seen Nazis put in. What I really liked about this movie was how successfully it used dramatic irony. Because the main character is just a little boy, he notices things but doesn't understand their significance, but because the audience knows what's really going on, his innocent questions and assumptions are gut-wrenching. And the climax was like a nightmare - horrifying, out of control, and far too vivid.

A wonderful movie, but not for the faint of heart.

Re: What Movies are you Watching?

PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:21 pm
by the_wolfs_howl
I watched way more movies over Christmas than I have time to go into any detail about, but here's the list (bolded are the ones I saw for the first time):

Maleficent
The Fault in Our Stars
The Maze Runner

Captain America: The First Avenger
The Avengers
The LEGO Movie
A Christmas Carol (starring Jim Carrey)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Ender's Game
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Departures
Alice in Wonderland
Planes: Fire and Rescue
Khumba

Re: What Movies are you Watching?

PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:18 pm
by MomentOfInertia
Saw Blackhat.

Good show. A fairly accurate representation of the mechanics of cyber security. Not true to life but closer than I would have expected.

Re: What Movies are you Watching?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:47 pm
by the_wolfs_howl
Finally got around to seeing Guardians of the Galaxy. It didn't rock my socks or anything, but it was a fun little sci-fi movie. Mostly fun for seeing so many familiar faces, and for that lovely purple :wow!: That was a beautiful magic crystal thing. Also, I decided that Chris Pratt's voice is much better than his face. Not enough emotion on that face, but his voice was great. Though maybe that's just because I know him better as Emmett in The LEGO Movie :P

Re: What Movies are you Watching?

PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:12 pm
by Panda4christ:3
Book Of Life - Beautiful movie. Super cute songs and some really great characters. Really enjoyed this one.

Re: What Movies are you Watching?

PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:10 pm
by the_wolfs_howl
Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno and The Legend Ends

Really awesome live-action adaptations! It's been years and years since I saw the anime, so I honestly don't remember how close they kept to the original, but these are very cool movies with awesome action and lots of fun moments. I think the first movie was ever so slightly better than the sequels, but it was still really cool to see the end of the story. SPOILER: Highlight text to read: I kinda wanted Kenshin to say "Tadaima" again, though :P Oh, and Tatsuya Fujiwara as Shishio is basically the best thing ever.

Wait Until Dark

One of my favorite thrillers ever, about a blind woman trying to outwit a group of criminals trying to steal something from her house. Great acting on the part of Audrey Hepburn.

AI: Artificial Intelligence

I love this movie, despite its weird trippyness, especially towards the ending. I've always found the idea interesting, to follow the story of Pinocchio through a sci-fi setting.

Warrior

An awesome movie about two estranged brothers who end up fighting each other in a mixed martial arts championship. Really, really well done. I love it, even though I'm the last person who would normally watch something like this.

Dragon Hunters

An indie movie (I think?) about two unlikely heroes and an extremely talkative girl who set out on a quest to kill the most dangerous dragon in the world. The setting is really unique (and oddly reminded me of Super Mario Galaxy o.0), and I thought the movie was really good.

Re: What Movies are you Watching?

PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:04 am
by the_wolfs_howl
City of Ember

A really cool, quirky post-apocalyptic setting where everyone has been living in an underground city for so long they've forgotten what the world was like aboveground. The three kids who are the main characters reminded me a lot of the Baudelaire children from A Series of Unfortunate Events, and it was fun to see Bill Murray as the mayor.

Take Shelter

A quiet, slow-paced indie movie about a man who starts getting nightmares about a huge storm and starts to think they're prophetic. I love this movie; it's so beautiful and understated, and reminds me a lot of the way M. Night Shyamalan used to make movies.

Re: What Movies are you Watching?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:49 pm
by the_wolfs_howl
Treasure Island

This is the best adaptation of the book I've ever seen, starring Christian Bale, Charlton Heston, and even an appearance by Christopher Lee! It's really well done, with beautiful music by The Corrs and a wonderful sense of adventure. This is the definitive version for me.

The Brave Little Toaster

One of those childhood classics I never got around to seeing when I was actually a kid. But now I've seen it, and wish I had! A really cute movie.

Re: What Movies are you Watching?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:55 pm
by Midori
the_wolfs_howl wrote:The Brave Little Toaster

One of those childhood classics I never got around to seeing when I was actually a kid. But now I've seen it, and wish I had! A really cute movie.

A good movie. But the junkyard scene traumatized me when I was little. I should watch it again sometime now that I'm older.

Re: What Movies are you Watching?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:35 pm
by WorldsTraveler
Midori wrote:
the_wolfs_howl wrote:The Brave Little Toaster

One of those childhood classics I never got around to seeing when I was actually a kid. But now I've seen it, and wish I had! A really cute movie.

A good movie. But the junkyard scene traumatized me when I was little. I should watch it again sometime now that I'm older.


So glad I'm not the only one! I honestly don't remember anything else about the movie besides that scene. I wonder what I'd think of it now if I rewatched it?

Re: What Movies are you Watching?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:26 pm
by ClaecElric4God
Big Hero 6, finally - I squealed like a fangirl at every fragment of Japanese culture I saw, and enjoyed it rather immensely. SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Without fail, my favorite character always dies in the first chapter/episode/few minutes/etc. of every work of fiction ever, and this didn't break tradition. Ah, well. Hiro was pretty cool too, I guess.
But yeah, I was pleased.

Saving Mr. Banks - Wow, sad. That's all I have to say. No wait, I have more to say. SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Down to the very end I could not stand Mrs. Travers. I get that she had a horrible past and stuff, but really. That kind of person irks me to no end. I had little patience for her. But it was okay. Good stuff. Watching Tom Hanks try to be Walt Disney was weird, but fun. I always feel weird when a movie has a real life character in it.
I wouldn't have cried if the dad didn't remind me a lot of a person I know, and his situation hit pretty close to home. So yeah, jerked a tear or two out of me. Good job, movie.

Re: What Movies are you Watching?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:21 am
by PLCDreamcatcher14
ClaecElric4God wrote:Big Hero 6, finally - I squealed like a fangirl at every fragment of Japanese culture I saw, and enjoyed it rather immensely. SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Without fail, my favorite character always dies in the first chapter/episode/few minutes/etc. of every work of fiction ever, and this didn't break tradition. Ah, well. Hiro was pretty cool too, I guess.
But yeah, I was pleased.

Saving Mr. Banks - Wow, sad. That's all I have to say. No wait, I have more to say. SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Down to the very end I could not stand Mrs. Travers. I get that she had a horrible past and stuff, but really. That kind of person irks me to no end. I had little patience for her. But it was okay. Good stuff. Watching Tom Hanks try to be Walt Disney was weird, but fun. I always feel weird when a movie has a real life character in it.
I wouldn't have cried if the dad didn't remind me a lot of a person I know, and his situation hit pretty close to home. So yeah, jerked a tear or two out of me. Good job, movie.


I really enjoyed those too.

Anyway, as for me, my mom and I went and seen Cinderella. First, let me just say I LOVE the costumes, sets, and scenery! Easily one of the most visually beautiful and well designed movies I've ever seen. Second, the movie was very good. I liked how they managed to keep it a very classic, innocent fairy tale yet still being able to reinvent it. And lastly, I liked the fact that most of the actors I hadn't seen before with the exception of like three. It was refreshing to see so many unfamiliar faces.

In the end, very good indeed! :)

Re: What Movies are you Watching?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:56 am
by the_wolfs_howl
Finally got a chance to see Big Hero 6. I loved it! There were a few parts that actually surprised me, like who the villain turned out to be. SPOILER: Highlight text to read: I was expecting it to be Tadashi, and was trying to figure out how they were going to explain that. Also, I love Baymax and I want one. Pronto.