General Movie Discussion Part II (part III coming soon) - Page 246 - Wrestling Forum : WWE, TNA, Indy Wrestling, Lucha Underground, Women of Wrestling Forums

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #2451 of 5657 (permalink) Old 01-24-2013, 03:00 PM
Wheel Man for SCOTT STEINER
 
asdf0501's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 3,216
Points: 2,628
                     
Re: General Movie Discussion Part II

My second after the New Manoel de Oliveira. But yes, is awesome.

Also, if you want to see it: http://scalisto.blogspot.com/2012/10...-suh-2012.html

Edit:It's a spanish site, but there is also Subs in english for the movie there


http://murraythings.tumblr.com/
http://www.wrestlingforum.com/signaturepics/sigpic187936_19.gif

Would I write a book? Or should I take to the stage?


Last edited by asdf0501; 01-24-2013 at 03:04 PM.
asdf0501 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2452 of 5657 (permalink) Old 01-24-2013, 04:23 PM
Humbled
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: US
Posts: 10,993
Points: 0
                     
Re: General Movie Discussion Part II

The original Flight of The Phoenix is freaking awesome.

I haven't watched the new one, anyone see it? Any good?
cesaro_ROCKS is offline  
post #2453 of 5657 (permalink) Old 01-24-2013, 04:46 PM
I would swim the ocean for you. LOL. Just kidding, there's sharks in there.
 
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 15,985
Points: 507
                     
Re: General Movie Discussion Part II

I have, it was okay. Never saw it again though. The old one was better.

Saw a new trailer for The Iceman. Looks awesome. Michael Shannon is killing it these days.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is offline  
post #2454 of 5657 (permalink) Old 01-24-2013, 04:47 PM
The Man Who Killed TDL
 
AryaAnark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 4,264
Points: 1,279
                     
Re: General Movie Discussion Part II

An Honest Injun Review of Upside Down
(No Spoilers, sort of)



The main question I ask myself after a film is usually I am glad that I saw this? Of course, the really, really good films don’t prompt this question because I’m all caught up in the emotion or grand finale or whatever, and that question doesn’t occur because my mind is either racing or basking.

I did, however, ask myself this question after watching Upside Down. The answer, I would like to be reasonably quick to point out, is yes, I am glad I saw this film. It has some really good moments and some of the shots of people with different gravities interacting are very good.

Ultimately, it did let me down though. It has a brilliant concept which lends itself to comments on the human condition, and it did deal with them manfully, but I just felt a bit eh? during the last few minutes.

It’s like the director (also the writer) suddenly got bored of making a sci-fi film about 86.3% of the way through and decided to just wrap up the love story that drives the film and fuck everything else off. All the science goes out of the fiction toward the end and that left me slightly disappointed. Plus there are a few other moments which were written poorly, though I pretty much think that about every film I see. More despair could have been coaxed out of the actors is one major gripe. Jim Sturgess, Kirsten Dunst and Timothy Spall all did well enough, but only Spall came close to capturing the despair that the characters occasionally felt.

All of the bad moments are justified by the wonderful toilet scene though. It’s just a shame an equivalent didn’t happen later in the film.

5/10 for the story. 7.5/10 for the visualisation of the bizarre world. 9/10 for originality of concept, if not quite executed as well as might have been.


Last edited by AryaAnark; 01-24-2013 at 04:51 PM.
AryaAnark is offline  
post #2455 of 5657 (permalink) Old 01-24-2013, 11:37 PM
Die Neon Czarina
 
Obfuscation's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Electric Chapel.
Posts: 39,325
Points: 19,181
                     
Re: General Movie Discussion Part II

Quote:
Originally Posted by AlienBountyHunter View Post
Skyfall is superb! I'd say it's probably better than Casino Royale. Though I haven't watched that in a while.
That's what I've been hearing. Hopefully it'll come out soon enough. Dying to check it out.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skyfall View Post
Here I am!

Yeah, I think Daniel Craig is what made Sykfall so great. If it was another Bond, it would have had a totally different feel, and it's hard to describe why. The bad guy was good too, but not as praise worthy as I think most make him out to be.
Ha, touche.

I'll believe that. Craig has something about him that makes him a great Bond while also separating him from the pack.

You suck the blood of the afflicted.
Those lacking imagination take refuge in reality.
Obfuscation is offline  
post #2456 of 5657 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 07:02 AM
Either/Or
 
AlienBountyHunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 6,260
Points: 0
                     
Re: General Movie Discussion Part II

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hailsabin View Post
I'll believe that. Craig has something about him that makes him a great Bond while also separating him from the pack.
It's funny, remember when Craig was first announced as Bond and it seemed like everyone went up in arms? People were saying stuff like "Bond not blonde" and there were websites with petitions and stuff. This was in the UK so I don't know about the US, but looking back now it's ridiculous. He's easily one of the best Bond's, maybe the best.
AlienBountyHunter is offline  
post #2457 of 5657 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 07:21 AM
Die Neon Czarina
 
Obfuscation's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Electric Chapel.
Posts: 39,325
Points: 19,181
                     
Re: General Movie Discussion Part II

I certainly didn't care at the time. Although I don't think I was much of a Bond fan like I am today. That probably played a part into it.

Pointless gripe as it is. It's almost like someone would complain about Connery being Bond b/c he's not English. It's like c'mon. Craig is great. Only 3 movies in and he's already a contender for the "best bond ever" argument, imo.

You suck the blood of the afflicted.
Those lacking imagination take refuge in reality.
Obfuscation is offline  
post #2458 of 5657 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 07:45 AM
You're face, to face With the man who sold the world
 
Teh Kok's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Kobe's house.
Posts: 17,704
Points: 4,642
                     
Re: General Movie Discussion Part II

Eh Connery and Bronson will always be my favorites.


Teh Kok is offline  
post #2459 of 5657 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 07:47 AM
Die Neon Czarina
 
Obfuscation's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Electric Chapel.
Posts: 39,325
Points: 19,181
                     
Re: General Movie Discussion Part II

I don't find the love for Connery, tbhayley. He's good, but I'll pick a few others over him.

I've said this before and I still expect the usual backlash.

You suck the blood of the afflicted.
Those lacking imagination take refuge in reality.
Obfuscation is offline  
post #2460 of 5657 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 08:05 AM
(ง ͠ ͟ʖ ͡)ง (ง ̀_́)ง
 
Sir Digby Chicken Caesar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Jolly 'ole England
Posts: 6,045
Points: 0
                     
Re: General Movie Discussion Part II

Bronsan was the perfect Bond for me. He would be terrible if Bond was as "real" and "gritty" as it is today because that screams Daniel Craig but in the 1990's when i was growing up, he was perfect. He was suave, sophisticated and pretty badass when he needed to be. I still think Goldeneye is a very underrated Bond film.


Last edited by Sir Digby Chicken Caesar; 01-25-2013 at 09:04 AM.
Sir Digby Chicken Caesar is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome