The Paperback Of Game Is Now Available! Several retailers have begun selling the physical copy of Game with free shipping. Click Here For Full Details.

Post Reply 
The Movie Thread
Author Message
Tail Gunner Offline
True Player
*****
Gold Member

Posts: 1,833
Joined: Jan 2012
Reputation: 37
Post: #1501
RE: The Movie Thread
I watched a cool Norwegian supernatural thriller titled "Valley of Shadows," billed as a delightfully creepy Scandinavian Gothic fable told from the perspective of a child. After his dog disappears, a young boy ventures into the forest in search of a mysterious creature that mutilates sheep. Stunning rural setting and cinematic beauty. Highly recommended. [If you have ADD or are addicted to action movies, the film will be boring. The film is also highly ambiguous.]



(This post was last modified: 12-08-2018 09:21 PM by Tail Gunner.)
12-08-2018 09:15 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
Richard Turpin Offline
Chubby Chaser
**

Posts: 505
Joined: Nov 2017
Reputation: 6
Post: #1502
RE: The Movie Thread
Been full of flu so got no less than 3 movies watched at the week-end;

'Outlaw King' on Netflix;

This was ok-to-good. Chris Pine unexpectedly convincing as Robert the Bruce, great locations, sets, lots of A Game of Thrones actors. Great for a Netflix original. Tremendous battle at the end that rescues the film from being too dull. With a few changes, this could have been very good indeed, but as it is, it's flawed but still worth a watch.

'Venom';
Make sure you don't pay for this one. Tom Hardy tries hard but the story, effects, villain, tone, all miss the mark by a long way. I don't mind bad films as long as I'm feeling entertained, but this bored me, particularly the first half.

'The Greatest Showman';

Having a young daughter, there was no way I was going to get out of seeing this one. Well, she's made me watch it 3 times now, plus the 'making of' documentaries on the disk.

Some of the songs are toe-tappers alright, and I can see why it drew in the crowds. But they forgot a decent story. It's a series of music videos held together with nothing in-between.

The pro-diversity message was delivered with sledgehammer subtlety. Though, I admit that I missed the Zac Efron/Trapeze artist interracial controversy the first time around, for the simple reason that the hot trapeze artist looked more Italian/Greek to me than African.

Efron was surprisingly good. Jackman too. Their chemistry deserved a better script and wittier interplay.

I have to say though, when did Musicals get so gay! I mean, I get why they attract a certain demographic, being so fabulous and all, but I can't remember 'Oliver!' being this camp. If Jackman isn't batting for the other side, I'll eat my hat. I watched 'the Making of..' on the Extras and virtually everyone else involved in the production is clearly a fairy and the movie suffered for it. A bit more authentic heterosexual masculinity from all concerned (behind and in front of the cameras) might have been the missing ingredient that could have elevated this from being intermittently entertaining to being a minor classic.

This is a brief life, but in its brevity it offers us some splendid moments, some meaningful adventures.

- Rudyard Kipling
(This post was last modified: 12-10-2018 10:04 AM by Richard Turpin.)
12-10-2018 09:49 AM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[-] The following 4 users Like Richard Turpin's post:
RoastBeefCurtains4Me, spokepoker, Tail Gunner, sterling_archer
renotime Offline
True Player
*****
Gold Member

Posts: 1,771
Joined: Feb 2013
Reputation: 41
Post: #1503
RE: The Movie Thread
Better than Gladiator.

There's an unspoken moment between Crowe and a Brazilian chick. They lock eyes, but then he remembers his mission. And she's the only female character in the whole movie and she doesn't even say anything. Greatest female performance of all time, obviously.

It's a shame they don't make movies like this anymore.




You want to know the only thing you can assume about a broken down old man? It's that he's a survivor.
(This post was last modified: 12-10-2018 10:37 AM by renotime.)
12-10-2018 10:31 AM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[-] The following 8 users Like renotime's post:
Tail Gunner, Richard Turpin, Syberpunk, Davidovich, debeguiled, spokepoker, questor70, Lucky One
Brillynt Offline
Male Feminist
Gold Member

Posts: 19
Joined: Aug 2015
Reputation: 0
Post: #1504
RE: The Movie Thread
(12-06-2018 05:07 AM)Richard Turpin Wrote:  I've just bought a 4k tv and have ran into some unexpected problems watching movies/tv. Nature documentaries etc. look amazing, just incredible! so far, so good.

But nobody told me about 'Soap Opera Effect'! I've never heard of it until now. If you've no idea what this is (don't worry, I didn't either), just search for it and you'll soon understand. Just today, no less than Tom Cruise has come out against it;

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article...tting.html

Quote:They are hailed for the way they bring the cinema experience into the comfort of your living room.

But high-definition widescreen TVs could be ruining your movie nights, according to one of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

Tom Cruise has declared war on modern flatscreen devices. He has called on everyone to turn off a default setting on most modern TVs – saying it makes his films look like a cheap soap opera.

Movies, especially special effects laden ones just look so fake now. I've been enjoying (apart from some glaring sjw missteps) 'The Haunting of Hill House' on Netflix and had seen all episodes bar the last one on the old shitty tv. Last night, me and the missus put the last episode on using our new 4k tv and couldn't believe how bad it looked! Those once scary-looking ghosts and ghoulies are now nothing more than actors wearing 2nd rate halloween masks! The once-convincing creepy old house was now just a fake studio set painted by high-school kids!

I tried a couple of blockbuster movies and they looked like stage-plays! I'm going to experiment with taking motion-blur off tonight and see what I can do about it. I was going to watch 'The Outlaw King' as I've heard good things about it, but I can't watch anything till I've sorted out these settings and got rid of the 'fakeness'. I'm not sure at this stage whether it's purely the 'Tru-motion' smoothing technology or the high-def (or a mixture of both) that's fucking things up.

So if you're treating the family to a new tv this Christmas, just be aware that these 4k gizmos aren't all sweetness and light; you'll have to do some tinkering to get the image right, or trust me, movies will never look the same again.

I had the same issue with my new LG 4k. Once I turned off the auto energy saver, everything looked good and got rid of the weird skin colors I was seeing.
12-10-2018 12:36 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[-] The following 1 user Likes Brillynt's post:
Richard Turpin
Sgt Donger Offline
Beta Orbiter
*

Posts: 85
Joined: Aug 2018
Reputation: 0
Post: #1505
RE: The Movie Thread
Back Roads (2018)

Just watched it...someone on here recommended it, so thank you for the recommendation.

It's a dark film and it touches on a lot of difficult topics...child/ sexual abuse and the consequences that has on the children, parental guilt and the consequences, sibling guilt and other equally challenging themes.

I can't say I enjoyed watching it...but it did make the watcher think about some difficult topics that aren't easily discussed.
12-11-2018 01:57 AM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
kazz Offline
Chubby Chaser
**

Posts: 515
Joined: Jun 2012
Reputation: 5
Post: #1506
RE: The Movie Thread
Galveston, dark violent movie, if your into that.
12-11-2018 02:23 AM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
Kurgan Offline
Chubby Chaser
**

Posts: 543
Joined: Nov 2016
Reputation: 2
Post: #1507
RE: The Movie Thread
I watched Mowgli on Netflix to celebrate the end of the semester. Didn't know the Jungle Book was based on books by Ruyard Kipling and not a feel-good Disney film. It's an interesting coming of age film and the CGI animals were creepy.

U.S Film Critics and film blogger culture are hacks since they all hated for it not being like the Disney film. Then again to them, any film not done by Disney is terrible.
Yesterday 08:31 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[-] The following 1 user Likes Kurgan's post:
RoastBeefCurtains4Me
spokepoker Offline
International Playboy
******

Posts: 3,175
Joined: Apr 2014
Reputation: 23
Post: #1508
RE: The Movie Thread
What app do you use to watch super man movie show?
Does it work on android?
Where can I download?

"A stripper last night brought up "Rich Dad Poor Dad" when I mentioned, "Think and Grow Rich""
(This post was last modified: Yesterday 10:51 PM by spokepoker.)
Yesterday 10:50 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
Gwodr854 Offline
Male Feminist

Posts: 3
Joined: Dec 2018
Reputation: 0
Post: #1509
RE: The Movie Thread
Can anybody recommend interesting historical films or serials?
Today 08:29 AM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
MajorStyles Offline
Wingman
***

Posts: 647
Joined: Jul 2014
Reputation: 7
Post: #1510
RE: The Movie Thread
I saw Flashdance the other day. I grew up in the 1980s and I vaguely remember that I liked the song and/or dance scene at the end. I was 13 or so at the time, so what the fuck did I know (maybe I just wacking off to Jennifer Beale). At any rate, fast forward 30 years...what a shit show.

Jennifer Beale is an attractive 18 year-old girl that works as a professional welder. Oh yeah...and she's also a world-class dancer! The Muppets in Space has a more believable premise.

The rest of the movie descends into the fantasy of a demented Western woman: i.e. the steel factory owner falls in love with her, trying to save her from her stripping life at night (sounds like Pretty Woman). She repeatedly treats the millionaire like garbage, but he can't get enough (sounds like Fifty Shades of BDSM). He uses his connections to get her a big dancing audition, but she gets angry because she wants to "earn it on her own" (sounds like every movie with a "strong and independent" woman).

In hindsight, the movie was a sign of things to come for the Western woman: i.e. her desire to be a slut without consequence, a false representation of her actual achievements, and hypergamy for the win.

"Action still preserves for us a hope that we may stand erect." - Thucydides (from History of the Peloponnesian War)
Today 10:54 AM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[-] The following 5 users Like MajorStyles's post:
RoastBeefCurtains4Me, MikeInRealLife, DJ-Matt, debeguiled, spokepoker
LeBaron Offline
Beta Orbiter
*

Posts: 97
Joined: Sep 2016
Reputation: 1
Post: #1511
RE: The Movie Thread
(Today 08:29 AM)Gwodr854 Wrote:  Can anybody recommend interesting historical films or serials?

Barry Lyndon
Today 12:16 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[-] The following 3 users Like LeBaron's post:
debeguiled, spokepoker, PapayaTapper
debeguiled Offline
International Playboy
******
Gold Member

Posts: 5,945
Joined: Aug 2014
Reputation: 106
Post: #1512
RE: The Movie Thread
(Today 10:54 AM)MajorStyles Wrote:  I saw Flashdance the other day. I grew up in the 1980s and I vaguely remember that I liked the song and/or dance scene at the end. I was 13 or so at the time, so what the fuck did I know (maybe I just wacking off to Jennifer Beale). At any rate, fast forward 30 years...what a shit show.

Jennifer Beale is an attractive 18 year-old girl that works as a professional welder. Oh yeah...and she's also a world-class dancer! The Muppets in Space has a more believable premise.

The rest of the movie descends into the fantasy of a demented Western woman: i.e. the steel factory owner falls in love with her, trying to save her from her stripping life at night (sounds like Pretty Woman). She repeatedly treats the millionaire like garbage, but he can't get enough (sounds like Fifty Shades of BDSM). He uses his connections to get her a big dancing audition, but she gets angry because she wants to "earn it on her own" (sounds like every movie with a "strong and independent" woman).

In hindsight, the movie was a sign of things to come for the Western woman: i.e. her desire to be a slut without consequence, a false representation of her actual achievements, and hypergamy for the win.

I remember an interview with one of the producers who was asked, how do you figure out what the kids like so you can put it in your movies? He answered: We decide what the kids like.

“The greatest burden a child must bear is the unlived life of its parents.”

Carl Jung
Today 12:20 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[-] The following 2 users Like debeguiled's post:
spokepoker, balybary
Syberpunk Offline
Wingman
***
Gold Member

Posts: 809
Joined: Oct 2017
Reputation: 11
Post: #1513
RE: The Movie Thread
(Today 08:29 AM)Gwodr854 Wrote:  Can anybody recommend interesting historical films or serials?

Das Boot (Make sure its the 282 minute uncut version)

This one:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Das-Boot-Mini-U...s=das+boot

Apologies I don't know your location, so I gave a UK link.
Today 04:01 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
PapayaTapper Away
International Playboy
******
Gold Member

Posts: 4,436
Joined: Mar 2014
Reputation: 138
Post: #1514
RE: The Movie Thread
(Today 08:29 AM)Gwodr854 Wrote:  Can anybody recommend interesting historical films or serials?

[Image: 268x0w.png]

_______________________________________
{ She Have The "Happy Gene? "
{ Inversion Therapy
{Let's lead by example


"Leap, and the net will appear". John Burroughs

"The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure."
Joseph Campbell
Today 05:31 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[-] The following 1 user Likes PapayaTapper's post:
spokepoker
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  The Movie Set That Ate Itself - A Movie About a Nobel Prize Winning Russian Physicist samsamsam 6 4,954 12-02-2018 01:51 AM
Last Post: Swell
  Movie Scenes Thread [Learning] Duke Castile 24 9,696 04-04-2015 02:27 PM
Last Post: philosophical_recovery
  Movie discussion / recommendation thread Lumiere 93 43,667 06-14-2011 03:21 AM
Last Post: sir_seducer

Forum Jump:


User(s) browsing this thread: Good Goy, 1 Guest(s)

Contact Us | RooshV.com | Return to Top | Return to Content | Mobile Version | RSS Syndication