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Discussion in 'Films, TV, Music, Books, Etc.' started by GRColin, Aug 22, 2011.
Maybe I'll just watch a few YouTube clips of it instead.
I would say that you have to be in the right mood for The Room, and it's much, much better on second screenings or with people who know the movie well.
There are so many stupid things you won't even notice until the second or third time through.
Bad movies are best enjoyed with lots of friends, and lots of chatting about why it's so bad.
So my wife, myself, and two of our friends watched it together, and throughout the film we were pretty much giving it the MST3K treatment. Still wasn't enough to salvage the film for me. One friend had always planned to leave after the "You are tearing me apart, Lisa!" line, which can be seen around the 4:00 mark in the video Craig linked.
Really, you can just watch the 8 minute video and get all the possible enjoyment you can find in the movie there. The rest is just poorly filmed and acted softcore porn, guys throwing a football back and forth, random visits from Lisa's mom that last all of one minute before she leaves again (okay, that is kind of funny), and a stupid bitch whining about getting what she wants.
I'm not game enough to watch the whole movie. I think the eight minute YouTube clip is enough for me.
"YOU ARE TEARING ME APART, LISA!"
"oh hi mark"
Watched the film Storks this weekend. It was actually rather cute and better than I expected.
Just watch Despicable Me 2. I must say the Minions were much better and entertaining in this one. Also love Gru in this film. I might watch The Minion movie.
Went and saw The Dark Tower this weekend. It was pretty good, though I have not read the books and thus was not disappointed with the way some things went, the way my wife was. She still thought is was a good movie, but not the Gunslinger movie the fans deserve. The action sequences were well done overall, there was only a little bit of cheese, a decent amount of humor to offset some of the darker parts, and I think a lot of little bits that fans of the series would probably pick up or recognize that the uninformed viewer such as myself would miss. I noticed some things, as I am aware of King's works, even if I haven't read any of them, but there were a lot of things my wife saw that I didn't.
My friend lent me an anime movie on DVD the other day, which my partner and I plan to watch sometime this weekend. It's called "Your Name".
I've heard it's an amazing film, so I look forward to it.
My partner and I watched Your Name on DVD this past Saturday night.
It starts off quite confusing, and it feels like an anime TV show in a movie (complete with an intro sequence and a montage or two), but it's an absolutely beautifully animated film with an emotionally heavy story.
If you like anime, then I highly recommend you check this one out.
Rented the live action Ghost in the Shell movie. It was okay. The effects were really good and the cybernetic vision of the future was really well done. The plot was rather straightforward, which unfortunately I think ill serves the GitS pedigree, as the anime plots tend to be a lot more convoluted. Ultimately it was a mash up of the original GitS movie and the second season of the television series.
The whitewashing of the Major was explained away in the movie, close to the way I predicted they would do. The other characters of Section 9 really didn't get a chance to do much, only two (other than Batou and Aramaki, who are more central characters) were even named, so that was also a bit of a missed opportunity.
Overall, an okay movie, but I think the anime options are better.
I just realized I haven't watched a movie in something like three months. YouTube has consumed me.
Saw the live action Beauty and the Beast the other day. If you like the animated film, you'll probably like this as it is almost exactly the same, just with a few twists here and there and a few more songs. The CGI was really well done for the most part and I enjoyed the film as a whole.
Watched the DC animated film Justice League: Dark on Netflix, yesterday afternoon.
It was alright. It's worth checking out if you're a fan of DC, especially their animated films. It's not mind blowing and at times the animation can look a b bit sketchy/dodgy, but eh, it's not bad.
Due to getting cheap tickets, my wife, brother-in-law and I went to see The Hitman's Bodyguard yesterday. It was actually pretty enjoyable. It's one of those movies I could see having on in the background for entertainment while you do other things. Some really good action sequences, though there were a couple of shaky cam ones that weren't as good. I understand what they are trying to achieve when doing the shaky cam technique, but it's really annoying and studios need to stop using it.
Watched two movies over the weekend via Netflix.
First up was Hot Fozz, one of my all time favourite movies. Almost everything about this movie is awesome. It's just so masterfully crafted, in my opinion. Great premises, witty writing, awesome twists and completely over the top action sequences. This movie gets just about everything right.
And then, there's this.
I first saw Little Nicky at the cinema when I was twelve years old. When I first watched it nearly eighteen years ago (oh my God), I thought it was so funny, absolutely hilarious. Now at nearly thirty, I watched it again and well... times have changed, I've changed and a lot of this movie felt difficult to watch, it hasn't aged well. There was still some funny moments and it's surprising how many celebrity actors are in this film with short cameos.
This weekend we watched the Netflix live action adaptation of Death Note, loosely based on the manga/anime of the same name. It was a bit of a let down in comparison to the original work, but overall okay. They did a rather impressive job with Ryuk, the death god that starts off the whole thing, and Willem Dafoe's voice work was perfect for him.
However, the cat-and-mouse feeling of the original work was mostly lost in this film, and it was that feeling that provided most of the tension and drama. In this film, we get more of a teenage angst drama instead. Light, the protagonist from the original, believes that his actions are necessary for the greater good and thus will do anything to protect his ability to use the Death Note. The Light character in this film has lines he does not want to cross, leaving him open for discovery by the secondary protagonist, L. The original Light goes to extreme and sometimes rather ingenious lengths to shed doubt on his being the culprit behind all the deaths, planning things out to the Nth degree. This Light seems to just bumble along and really only has one ingenious plan at the very end of the movie.
Oh and for the last ten minutes or so alone, the musical director should be fired.
Out of a cannon.
Into New Jersey.
Final verdict: worth a watch if you only have 90 minutes available. Otherwise watch the far superior anime on Netflix instead.
I kinda wanted to watch the Death Note live action film just because of the death god, Ryuk. Played by William bloody Dafoe. I think that's awesome. In saying that, I might skip out on this one. I've heard bad things about this film and you've pretty much painted the same picture as almost everyone else I know who's watched it.
I randomly watched some of Suicide Squad last night on Netflix.
We've all seen it already, I think, but yeah, it's okay. I think if you're a fan of DC Comics and you have a good understanding of the characters, then you might find the film entertaining. If you're not familiar with the comics or/and characters, it's going to feel incredibly con-diluted and rushed, like the film makers are trying to squeeze in too much in a short amount of time.
I've said this before but I'll say it again. Suicide Squad feels like it's trying to mimic the Guardians of the Galaxy, and does a pretty poor job in doing so.
My partner has been going to bed super early this week (this week, her shift starts at 6:15 AM, so she's been up at 4:45 AM), which means... I've been finding myself pretty bored this week at night. Since I finished Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, I have nothing to play, and I feel like I've been wasting time watching bad classics on Netflix.
Last night, Beverly Hills Ninja.
I first saw this movie when I was nine years old (back in 1997) on cable television. As a kid, I thought this movie was so funny and absolutely incredible, I watched it so many bloody times.
Now, being nearly thirty. Goddamn. This movie has not aged well, either. It's mostly just Chris Farley running around, screaming loudly and breaking stuff, with some sexual innuendo and bad Asian/Japanese jokes.
Haha Dude! I watched Beverly Hills Ninja the other week - none of Chris Farley's stuff ages well, it's all physical violence type of humour, which I just dont get.