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Discuss Film & TV Series - Ratings & Recommendations

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by shiiK, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. Rui

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    So here I am reporting more movies seen in the meantime xD
    X-Men: First Class, X-Men: 2 and X-Men: The Last Stand

    Watched 28 Weeks Later, a horror movie.

    Chance at Romance. It's a pretty bland film. I was surprised to find it had a rating of 6.6/10. Not worth the time unless you're looking for a casual telenovella-in-1-episode thing.
     
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    I recently watched Icarus last night from Netflix. It is a really good documentary and made me realize why does the use of performance-enhancing drugs is not allowed if almost all the athletes are taking supplements that are not "banned" in the WADA's list.
     
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    Watched While She Was Out. The movie's start is pretty bland. At some point I thought I'd be surprised, but then I wasn't. The abused-house-wife-goes-on-an-invidual-spree after walking around with a silent savior toolbox is just way too unbelievable.

    More agreeable was watching The Golden Compass. I was surprised to find out it didn't rate too well, but I do love this sort of movies anyway. Despite the admittedly unoriginal and poorly developed characters, it didn't feel like wasted time at all.
     
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    The book series behind it are quite decent in case you haven't read them or should be interested in doing so. (There is of course a lot more and a lot better character development in the books).
     
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    Watched Centurion (2010), an historical movie. The explicit bloody scenes end up not working in their favor as the bloodspatters don't even look realistic (I recall a scene of a soldier hitting a tree with a spatter that looked like a melon breaking). At some point there's some progress towards character development. Though I feel that, in the end, neither the character nor historical planes are well developed. Still worth a shot for those who like medieval/historical films.
     
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    Watched Jungle Book and two Indiana Jones movies: The Last Crusade (1984) and Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). Watched Thor: The Dark World too. :wsmile:
     
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    Always good with some classics. I do wonder if the Thor one was the good or the bad one? Can't recall the name of either.
     
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    From what I've read regarding critical response, it was the bad one — which, to me, was decent for some casual action! :p
    The good one is called Ragnarok I believe.

    I've meanwhile rewatched Kingdom of Heavens (2005) and Karate Kid (2010). The first is a great movie already, though unfortunately story inaccurate, even though the characters are all real. There is a special version outside theaters which seems to have received much better response than the theatrical one. Karate Kid is also cool to watch, though I always wonder if the individualism doesn't stand out too much over the obvious saving that is having someone like Mr. Han willing to lend you a hand.
     
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    Hehe, I should get around to seeing some of the thor movies. I've only gotten around to the first and I still have an unopened DVS with Kingdom of Heavens in my collection. Karate Kid is likely the only movie with Jackie that I didn't see. Heard so much bad a bout it, and really didn't like the reboot idea.
     
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    Thor (2011) - IMDb
    Thor - The Dark World (2013) - IMDb
    Thor: Ragnarok (2017) - IMDb


    Extra-bonus from the Vault, for all the Thor / Super-heroes fans out there:

    The Incredible Hulk Returns (TV Movie 1988) - IMDb
    The Incredible Hulk Returns - Wikipedia

    Quoting Wikipedia, "The Incredible Hulk Returns was a major ratings success, outdoing even the high expectations directed to it as a reunion of the Incredible Hulk TV series."

    Hulk Thor.jpg
     
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    I'm currently watching Knightfall - History Channel's historical/fantasy tv series about the fall of the Templar Order and the search for a Holy Grail.

    It's not really great and doesn't have awesome reviews, but I kinda like it :) At least as something to watch until GoT comes back next year :)
     
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    "Great reviews"?

    IMDB score is 6.3
    Metacritic 47%
    RottenTomtatoes 60%

    Not sure where you are looking xD

    I am not saying great reviews equals a great show, just curious where you find those positive reviews.
     
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    Uhm... Dude, what the f...ck? :D
     
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    Knightfall (TV Series 2017– ) - User ratings - IMDb

    On IMDb, ratings above 8 seem to come from people <18 (be they males or females)
     
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    So, did I just find a way to make myself seem 10 years younger? :D

    Yeah, but I agree - it's not really a great show and I can see where the negative ratings/reviews are coming from... But I still enjoy it :)

    Though I do kinda regret openly admitting to it and I think it's best that I keep my other guilty pleasures for myself in the future, because after reading some of those IMDb reviews I know feel like a total weirdo for liking that TV show :D
     
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    Im watching "The Killing of a sacred Deer", I'm 30 min in and don't understand a thing, and it has pedo vibes all over it.

    Weirdest creepiest thing I've watched.

    Turns out the plot was very twisted, you could tell it was based on a greek comedy. I'm still not sure why the dialogue felt so detatched or what the deal was with the bisarr sex scene. The ending was really good though.

    But yea, had to skip a few cringeworthy scenes.
     
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    Rewatching the Tremors films, they're sci-fi / comedy / creature horror films that have actually aged very well (particularly the first two films) with some big name actors in them (Kevin Bacon for example). I gotta say, I really missed those movies, has anyone else seen them?
     
  19. StoPCampinGn00b

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    Tremors to me is the Jurassic park of monster movies, besides Alien and Aliens of course. The first and second movies really just felt right, like there was no BS and they cut right to the chase with the right amount of suspense and action. I also like how it isn't over the top like many other oversaturated monster/alien-horror movies.
     
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    Exactly! The acting was solid, there was just the right amount of build up, the creature designs were fantastic and so were the practical effects. I LOVED the practical effects. I know the second one had to have CGI in some spots for budget reasons, but it was still wonderful.