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Discuss Film & TV Series - Ratings & Recommendations

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

  1. dreambeliever

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    I've watched the Equalizer 2 last weekend, it's superb! I've also watched the part 1 and it's also good.
     
  2. dreambeliever

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    I wanted to ask your favorite netflix tv series.
     
  3. Rui

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    Since last time, I watched...
    • Tarzan [3D] (2013), it's a 3D animated movie based on a classic. You want it to end at min 20, but it goes on for 2 hours. Not worth the time.

    • Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011). This movie was about to expire in my save list. I thought I'd be wasting my time, but it turns out to be quite a surprise. For someone who loves the mind games with some action in the mix, this is definitely worth watching. And as a bonus I took a note of interesting music such as "Fischerweise", Schubert, 1826. :p
     
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    Watched Avengers: Infinity War. This film is very tragic and epic. I got shocked when I see the ending.
     
  5. Rui

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    Been watching a couple of movies:
    • Partially watched The Way, Way Back (2013). Must have caught it in half. Not my type of movie, but I would've easily watched all of it; figures it was somewhat relatable in the anxiety to find a place where you belong, with people you like.

    • Howl's Moving Castle (2004). Totally, definitely a must-watch! It is a movie by Hayao Miyazaki, the same of Spirited Away. A movie to laugh and to cry, full of metaphoric content that will appeal to adults, and, of course, being an animation movie, a lot of fun to young audience as well. Who'd have guessed an old woman could be the protagonist of a movie and make it work out :p

    • La sacra famiglia (2006), an Italian movie depicting the early life of Jesus. This movie is quite long (3h and 20min). It could easily have been shorter, though I suppose it sometimes ends up doing more harm than good, as in Kingdom of Heaven (2005). In the end, I guess it was somewhat worth it.

    • Houdini (2014), an animation film. I thought I wouldn't like it, but it is short (<1 hour), and is actually mildly enjoyable. Finally got a glimpse behind the inner workings of the trick performed by the magician treated by Doctor House in one of his episodes. xP
    Meanwhile I also watched half the second season of Jamestown, a series covering the colonizing of the States. It keeps you interested (and myself in particular, being a fan of the medieval/historical genre), though the pace is slow and the plot somewhat uninteresting. The third season is now in production.

    P.S. — Oh, and I had The English Patient to watch, but saw a short summary and didn't feel the mood to see it.
     
  6. Rui

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    Watched:
    • Firewall (2006). Very bland short telenovela movie. Predictable and uninteresting story.
    • Woman in Gold (2015). Seems quite unrealistic for a film based on a real story, to say the least. The pace is uneven; first it progresses slowly and then skyrockets. Overall entertaining.
    • Godzilla (2014). Guess I liked it, but take away the special effects and it falls short. The movie could've tried to pass some message regarding nuclear warfare, but it didn't.
     
  7. Rui

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    I guess I'm the only one posting anymore? xD Anyhow, plenty of them watched this Christmas:
    • Zootopia (2016)
    • Maze Runner: The Scorched Trials
    • Maze Runner: The Death Cure
    • Enchanted (2007)
    • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them :wgrin:
    • Beauty and the Beast (2017)
    There's more, and I've watched a few throughout November, but I can't recall. =P
     
  8. RED BARON

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    Not the only one :wsmile: But perhaps the one who is best at keeping it up.

    Currently I have watched (of films): Venom (decent) and Bohemian Rhapsody (utterly amazing - highly recommended).

    Of Streaming-series I am currently watching: Castlevania (Netflix) and it is quite great.

    I have various random ones, but above is the highlight.
     
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    I've finally been giving My Hero Academia a try, and I've gotta be honest, it's exceeding my expectations.
    Solid anime.
     
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    Killer Elite (with Jason Stratham)

    need I say more
     
  11. Rui

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    Today I rewatched the movie Small Soldiers (1998), which is a title I think I forgot to mention here. A toy shop orders an unconventional line of toys that wreak havoc due to their intelligent design. It's a comedy, not a terror film, and it's somewhat captivating.

    EDIT: Oh, and I also watched Inception, finally, and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010).
     
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    John Wick. It feature an OP MC. The action was great although the fist fight really weird, too many same move. Seems like there is a really big problem with vehicle here, so weird and funny. I really like the story developments, kinda make me attached to it.

    John Wick 2. The action still same, over power weird. Fist fight got weirder. And same problem with vehicles. Well I’m already attached to it and make me curious what will happen here so I liked it. Not as good as first one, but we see more about this world. Then this also make me curious for the next movie.

    Equilizer. .... I watched Equilizer 2 Trailer, and I thought this was a comedy movie. Turned out this was also a John Wick ._. The story development is fantastic. We know nothing about the MC (and the story, at all) at first. Then it happens. The movie felt like really slow for an action, really really slow. Most time we only watch MC walking around and the enemies searching him.

    Equilizer 2. I thought it will be better since we already know the MC. Turned out it’s still same slow and worse. The enemies are stupid and predictable. MC got more OP, and not really have story building. So disappointing.

    Ralph Break the Internet. Not really meet my expectation. I only want to see Disney Princesses. The story is so boring, flat characters relationship, Disney Princesses in action only for couple seconds. Totally not enjoyable

    Johny English Strikes Back. It was great to see him and the old partner back, although overall not good as the others.
     
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    How to Train Your Dragon 3.
    5/10. Maybe because I’m not really like it since 2. The first one give some memory to me, but second one cant remember much other than the ending mountain dragons a lot.
    Then story is kinda boring, feels like a furry romance (without fur), because those 2 dragons are kinda like cats. People say the character development was good, but I didnt really see it, feels like a step back.

    Hotel Transylvania 2
    1/10 because i thought Mavis was still a teen. Then there is this child. wtf. Ruined my fantasy

    Aquaman.
    8/10. Above average for the recent DC movies. Ending felt a bit rushed, because of additional story for Black Manta. Final war felt suck. “There are too many casualty”. wtf ._. There are still some comedy in it. It has happy ending. Kinda hoping some tragedy that ._.

    Kamen Rider Zi-O
    7/10. I only watch it because i like to see many kamen rider in action. And since zio is a 20th anniv, like decade as 10th, it feature various kamen rider with its own story. For this one, this Zi-O gonna erase all previous kamen rider (for now). Story is interesting, watched 30 episodes in 4 days. Funny parts are funny, although some use previous Kamen Rider references, which i dont know. It’ll be funnier if I know them.

    Hellboy (2019)
    4/10. Comparing to Hellboy1and2. Boring. The gore feels unnecessary. And then they add some boring humor within it. The old one were funny and enjoyable. This one not that much. The design feels so boring. They should be focusing more on their demon design, not just showing human organ and horror granny. The pig was suck, its background is boring, the fight was plain. Overall dialogue were not natural for my ears. That ending is just so quick. Some scenes are not consistent, like when rushing the queen in wood, that guy said he has no ammo. After 2 scene, he is shooting again. And the civilian. They said the plague already spread, then on final civilan scene when ground breaking, they just walk normally. On my experience, there are too many noise (on screen), and the audio were plain, not remakable, too many noisy loud. Idk if its only on that theater or not.

    And, its rated 17+ in my country, yet these young parents brought their kids there ._.
    “Kids these days” is not the right words, its “Parents these days”..
     
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  14. Rui

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    Watched a ton of them since last time I posted. These are the ones I remember:
    • Rise of the Guardians (2012): A movie about Jack Frost. I didn't know the character, but I got to know him and liked the movie.
    • Alexander (2004): Historically inaccurate, but I love anything that's got to do with Alexander the Great, so I enjoyed this movie to some extent.
    • Dunkirk (2017): A lot of boast was made about this. I didn't find it anything too special, but it was a decent film.
    • Soldado Milhões (2018): Portuguese film about the deeds of one of our soldiers in World War I, which earned him the highest honors ever given to a Portuguese military man. It is a little bland, but bearable.
    • The Thin Red Line (1998): Watched it about 2 hours ago. A deep, philosophical World War II film portraying a fictional storyline of the Battle of Mount Austen. I'd rate it 4/5.
    • Fury (2014): Mixed feelings on this one. If on one hand it portrays war in its senselessness, it's also cringy at times.
    • Sleepy Hollow (1999): Starring Johnny Depp. Gotta love the way he reprises the role of Ichabod Crane. Not a memorable movie, but entertaining nonetheless.
    • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008): Animated film. I'm not into Star Wars, might be why I find the film sort of boring.
    Partially watched Collateral (2004, seems like a decent film), Kirot (2009, Israeli movie, interesting plot, but too telenovellesque) and Shark Night 3D (2011, Piranha 3D-wannabe).

    I've also been catching a few episodes of Stargate SG-1 :p. The characters look kinda cringy now, but I remember loving this series ^^

    EDIT (12-Aug): My binge watch sessions continue. :D Watched San Andreas (2015) and Gnome Alone (2017). I also forgot to say I had partially watched Godzilla (1998), which received quite a lot of negative criticism (no idea why, it didn't seem so bad), and Vanishing on the 7th Street (2010).

    EDIT (13-Aug): Watched Won't Back Down (2012). Entertaining and emotionally appealing, but I prefer when these movies really capture the essence of the problems they address; in this case, bureaucracy and teaching methods. Unfortunately, it's too centered around the drama.

    EDIT (14-Aug): In my previous edit, I forgot to mention I had watched Léon (1994). Caught the last parts of Last Knights (2015), which I don't think I got to advertise watching in this thread a few months ago. The latter is again an underrated, but enjoyable film.

    EDIT (19-Aug): Watched Dragon Blade (2015). Jackie Chan meets John Cusack in an epic History-inspired film on The Silk Road. I believe the directing could have been better. Imagery, at least, was a bit subpar with the acting. Regardless, if only for the fight scenes, watching this was totally worth it. Doesn't deserve the negative reviews it got at all.

    (Also, did I mention I watched Let Me In (2010) around a year ago?)
     
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  15. Rui

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    Bump, 'cuz too many edits are piling up. :p Watched Poseidon (2006), Goosebumps (2015), 47 Ronin (2013) and The Confirmation. All fairly entertaining, but applauding this last one, it has a certain depth to it.

    Meanwhile, I'm also watching the TV series Merlin. I feel it's a bit lacking in every aspect of it (image, filming, special effects, sometimes even acting), but I just love this sort of productions too much to care. Besides, the concept of a young Merlin, a young Morgana and a with a young Arthur was an awesome idea.
     
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    I tried watching Merlin and couldn't keep my interest in it. Having a lot of knowledge about the historic person likely didn't help - but the idea was nice. Slightly reminded me (although it is a very different thing) of the tv-series "Dead Like Me" Might be the lack of truly epic acting, effects and so on that made it feel similar, although in my mind I by far prefer Dead Like Me, and it annoyed me it didn't get a proper chance (other than a godawful movie follow-up).

    Currently I am mostly just watching Grand Tour when I have the time. But seeing as White Collar is on Netflix now, I can recommend watching many of the early seasons - it becomes slightly too involved in the (in my mind) fault of tv-series where they desperately try to create an overarching plot with a villain that just keep dragging its corpse around or they run out of ideas and reset the main characters progress with some lame excuse. But as much of it can be watched as stand alone it is quite decent and who doesn't love a good hustle. (Similar to how I have a fair bit of fondness for heist movies).
     
  17. Rui

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    Finished watching Merlin. Definitely unmemorable in various aspects (acting, script and general plot, including inconsistencies here and there), but overall likeable and enjoyable.

    So you are acquainted with this period of History? I'd love to hear some more thought on this from you. :)
     
  18. RED BARON

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    Well, its environmental damage so to speak :grin: As both my parents are historians, one with a focus on the middle-ages and another on the 17th century. So I tend to be harsher towards certain historical inaccuracies, just as fake IT scenes can break immersion for me as well (although both situations can also make for some great fun). Merlin was more a case of my expectations contra the reality of it, but my sister loved it - so just the family background is not the main reason :smile:
     
  19. Rui

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    Man, that's awesome! Do want. :p
     
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    Anybody seen this old gem?