The "I just watched a movie" thread

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Re: The "I just watched a movie" thread

Post by Chad Peter » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:49 pm

Faldor wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:55 pm
Justice League? More like -- There is No Justice ...League.
At this point I really don't know WHY they're continuing to keep the current DCU. They really REALLY should ditch the entire thing.

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Re: The "I just watched a movie" thread

Post by Lank » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:13 pm

Chad Peter wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:49 pm
At this point I really don't know WHY they're continuing to keep the current DCU. They really REALLY should ditch the entire thing.
I think if Wonder Woman had also been a failure they could've. But with that film they have a huge hit and a big star and must plow on.
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Re: The "I just watched a movie" thread

Post by Chad Peter » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:49 pm

Lank wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:13 pm
Chad Peter wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:49 pm
At this point I really don't know WHY they're continuing to keep the current DCU. They really REALLY should ditch the entire thing.
I think if Wonder Woman had also been a failure they could've. But with that film they have a huge hit and a big star and must plow on.
Casualty of war. They should pull a "New 52" and fucking blow up the whole thing, but keep Wonder Woman as the only one that remembers the past universe. :lol:

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Re: The "I just watched a movie" thread

Post by Lank » Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:48 pm

Chad Peter wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:49 pm
They should pull a "New 52"
Sounds like this was kind of the plan already. The Flash movie was supposed to be called "Flashpoint", which in the comics directly lead to the 52 reboot. So presumably Superman goes bad in Justice League 1 as per Batman's dream in BvS, then Flash fixes the timeline in his movie.
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Re: The "I just watched a movie" thread

Post by Chad Peter » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:11 am

"The Darkest Hour" was bloody great, and a fantastic companion piece to "Dunkirk" (if not better than).

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Re: The "I just watched a movie" thread

Post by Faldor » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:53 am

I'm not usually a James Franco enthusiast but 'The Disaster Artist' was a lot of fun.

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Re: The "I just watched a movie" thread

Post by Chad Peter » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:21 pm

Faldor wrote:
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I'm not usually a James Franco enthusiast but 'The Disaster Artist' was a lot of fun.
Exactly this.

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Re: The "I just watched a movie" thread

Post by Faldor » Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:17 pm

I thought Molly's Game was very good.

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Re: The "I just watched a movie" thread

Post by Chad Peter » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:37 pm

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I thought Molly's Game was very good.
I concur. Very solid, indeed.

Downsizing, not so much.

And Three Billboards outside of Ebbing, Missouri was decent as well.

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Re: The "I just watched a movie" thread

Post by Chad Peter » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:51 am

Lady Bird was fun at times (beginning and end), and dull at others (middle). Maybe I shouldn't have watched it when I was exhausted. Very stylistic and looking forward to see Greta Gerwig's next movie.

On a side note: I assumed this took place in the 90's, but was disappointed to find it was based in 2002. Did we skip over the 90's nostalgia films, jumping straight from the 80's nostalgia to 2000's? ...Not that the 90's were all that incredible.

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Re: The "I just watched a movie" thread

Post by Ornsack » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:18 pm

You’re right! I was thinking this earlier when someone pointed out that “That 70s Show” would be “That 90s Show” if made today with the same timespan.

Technically the Harry Potter films/books were set in the 90s but nobody noticed.

But yeah, doesn’t seem to be an era that can be romanticised for some reason.



But back on topic, not seen a lot lately but really enjoyed Three Billboards. Had the pacing of an older movie which I really liked.

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Re: The "I just watched a movie" thread

Post by Chad Peter » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:30 pm

Harry Potter is based in the 90's? huh...

WHO KNEW. (only you did, apparently).

Saw ANNIHILATION last night. Interesting film and a bit of a mind fuck. I had some wacky dreams last night because of it - dreams that I think actually made me wonder if certain parts of the film were tricks. Need to write out my thoughts at some point and revisit it.

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Re: The "I just watched a movie" thread

Post by Adam Bertocci » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:46 am

You’re right! I was thinking this earlier when someone pointed out that “That 70s Show” would be “That 90s Show” if made today with the same timespan.
Back to the Future is about a kid from 1985 who travels back in time to 1955.

We are farther from 1985 now than it was from 1955.

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Re: The "I just watched a movie" thread

Post by Faldor » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:35 am

I, Tonya was not the movie I was expecting from the poster!

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Re: The "I just watched a movie" thread

Post by Chad Peter » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:56 am

Faldor wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:35 am
I, Tonya was not the movie I was expecting from the poster!
Is that a good or a bad thing?

Next question: had you heard of the whole Tonya Harding story? I've met a few Brits that hadn't. Even Margot Robbie said she read the script without having heard it was based on a true story.

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Re: The "I just watched a movie" thread

Post by Faldor » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:57 pm

It is a good thing. I'd never heard of Tonya Harding but Mrs Faldor had, due to her interest in true crime. I thought we were sitting down to watch some ice skating biopic and suddenly it all goes a bit Big Lebowski!

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Re: The "I just watched a movie" thread

Post by Mike » Tue May 15, 2018 1:08 pm

Just finished "Ex Machina." Yes, it's four years old, but Chad only recommended it to me a year-and-a-half ago, so I'm right on (my) schedule.

Various nice touches, such as the dialogue touching chess matches (and having the plot kinda play out like a chess match), introducing Jackson Pollock as a form of disconnected self direction, Eva's virginal white dress as she moves out into the real world, etc...

It seems the only "person" who actually failed the Turing test was the intern Caleb.

Question: giving your AI a physical form can be problematic (especially if that form is a cute chick), but could a pure software construct - just an OS running in a box - develop enough to acheive actual AI?

And this has been talked about to death, but there are various cognitive biases inherent in AI, especially "mirror imaging" which is where one assumes that another's motivation matches their own. An AI is likely to be completely "alien" as in "unrelateable."
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Re: The "I just watched a movie" thread

Post by Mike » Tue May 15, 2018 1:11 pm

Oh, and I really want to watch this with Ava, who is the most robotic person I know. Hilarity shall ensue.
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Re: The "I just watched a movie" thread

Post by Faldor » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:34 am

Hot Take: I liked Solo

Was it the best Star Wars movie? No. But I can name at least three that are worse. Whilst it doesn't reinvent the wheel, it has fun with the universe. It was also nice to see it with my wife and my Sister and Brother-in-law as a last family outing before moving.

I don't know why it is doing so badly, it deserves to do better but a films opening often has little to do with it's quality (Or Apocalypse, CA would have done Avatar numbers, right!)

Certainly coming so close after The Last Jedi wouldnt have helped, Some commentators are saying it shouldnt be because of Marvel doing big numbers weeks apart but I don't think people consider Marvel to be one big story in quite the same way as Star Wars.

Not to go into spoilers but I hope that they dont try and cross over these "A Star Wars Story" films, Something Marvel has started to do over the last few years is how Hulk turns up in Thor 3 and Iron Man turns up in Captain America and unless you catch every nez release in order you are screwed.

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Re: The "I just watched a movie" thread

Post by Chad Peter » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:45 am

Ugh. SOLO was terrible. First time I've finished a Star Wars movie having not experienced at least one "moment" of complete escapism (it's the ONLY Star Wars film I've seen that can claim that). Worse than AOTC. Worse than the Ewok movies (both of them). Even the Holiday Special evoked more emotion (albeit all bad).

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