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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #3105 on: April 23, 2022, 03:15:48 PM »
Against my better judgement I watched Dune Episode 1.

Looked good, thoroughly enjoyed it: but I have no idea how anyone that hasn't read the book will have had a clue what was going on.

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I was tickled that there was a complaint from the middle eastern and northern African actors guild (or whatever it is called) complained that the fremen were too white/ black. Really?

I don't quite understand how a film set on a distant planet in the distant future is a film about Middle East culture.

I've tried to explain to the family that Dune was a hard watch in the past (without prior reading) and I can't imagine much would have changed with the remake. Nonetheless, the high scoring of the film with critics and the public have got the family convinced.

Wish me luck!
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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #3106 on: April 23, 2022, 11:15:45 PM »
Luck to you.
Wife wanted to watch Justice league 4 hr version, whilst on ipad. Didnt go well

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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #3107 on: May 30, 2022, 12:00:45 AM »
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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #3108 on: May 30, 2022, 12:14:49 AM »
Watched this last night.  A truly moving film.


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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #3109 on: May 30, 2022, 10:08:56 AM »
Has anyone seen Aquaman?  Is it worth the bother?

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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #3110 on: May 30, 2022, 11:18:26 PM »
Its a DC, A little corny but passable

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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #3111 on: June 01, 2022, 12:49:15 PM »
Has anyone seen Aquaman?  Is it worth the bother?

I've seen Aquaman and can remember precious little about it. Maybe that says something, but I have no way of knowing.
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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #3112 on: June 26, 2022, 12:00:31 AM »
We recently watched The Godfather for the first time.  Al Pacino is so young.  It must have been groundbreaking.

I've been spoiled by the likes of Goodfellas, the Sopranos, etc. since this came out, but given I'd never seen it before, it was interesting for historical reasons.

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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #3113 on: June 26, 2022, 06:21:34 AM »
We recently watched The Godfather for the first time.  Al Pacino is so young.  It must have been groundbreaking.
Thought that film was a must for anyone growing up.
 
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Wont say its bad but had no idea what was going on for most of it

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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #3114 on: June 26, 2022, 04:24:41 PM »
Thought that film was a must for anyone growing up.
 
Marvel Studios' Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Wont say its bad but had no idea what was going on for most of it

We watched it this evening (actually half yesterday and the rest today) and I thought it was a strong 7+. There were bits that would have made no sense if they hadn't explained the rule-breaking as it happened.

My main criticism of it was that some of the animation was well chocky. Even his tie tying looked poor.
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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #3115 on: June 26, 2022, 04:31:51 PM »
Thought that film was a must for anyone growing up.
 
Marvel Studios' Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Wont say its bad but had no idea what was going on for most of it

I think it had an R rating and I was too young to go see it when it debuted.
Cumberbatch cashes in.  I don't know if I'll go see it.  I think if I had friends who'd like to go to the theatre, it would be fun, but it's unlikely I'll want to watch it  late at night on my computer.

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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #3116 on: June 26, 2022, 05:35:26 PM »
I enjoyed the new Doctor Strange, if only to introduce America Chavez. I don't particularly care for the blood-thirsty Scarlet Witch they're developing. In the comics, yes, she did a lot of nasty stuff but mostly just *blink* and change reality. In the comics, she was struggling with depression and some could argue mental illness. In this movie, she's full-on evil.
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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #3117 on: June 26, 2022, 08:37:42 PM »
Post Thanos, any "blink" behavior would likely result in an immediate death sentence to avoid future "blinks".

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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #3118 on: June 26, 2022, 10:53:23 PM »
That's the thing. There are a bunch of "Infinity Stones" story arcs that have occurred over the years, usually with Adam Warlock being the hero leading the charge. The whole Scarlet Witch "House of M/No More Muntants" story arcs occurred long ago and Wanda pretty much disappeared for years after, well prior to the this "Endgame"-inspired story arc.

I tried to give up on the MCU trying to stay true to the Marvel Comics canon but it still ruffles my feathers at times.
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