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Old 02-23-2014, 05:32 AM   #13276
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The Dark Knight Rises - 8.5/10

Only nitpick I have with it is, there wasn't enough Batman, still great doe.

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Old 02-23-2014, 10:55 AM   #13277
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Place Beyond the Pines

The plot was really well done because it helped to build the characters so well. A lot of times these kind of movies fall flat because the characters are really given enough room to breath within the plot but this one was much different. A lot of quiet moments with close-up shots that gave the movie a moral weight that took the movie from decent to very good. Avery (Bradley Cooper) was the character that made the movie for me. At its core the movie was about the relationship between fathers and sons. Between of that combined with the excellent score/soundtrack and direction, this move had a pretty large impact on me as the credits rolled.

I'd give it a really solid 8/10.
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Old 02-23-2014, 05:57 PM   #13278
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The plot was really well done because it helped to build the characters so well. A lot of times these kind of movies fall flat because the characters are really given enough room to breath within the plot but this one was much different. A lot of quiet moments with close-up shots that gave the movie a moral weight that took the movie from decent to very good. Avery (Bradley Cooper) was the character that made the movie for me. At its core the movie was about the relationship between fathers and sons. Between of that combined with the excellent score/soundtrack and direction, this move had a pretty large impact on me as the credits rolled.

I'd give it a really solid 8/10.

PBTP is definitely a flick worth watching.

I watched "Nebraska" the other night

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1821549/

Sort of depressing, but very very good. Emotionally gripping, with great acting and an interesting story. Somewhat off-kilter, and almost reminded me of a Cohen brothers movie.

Some reviewers say it's boring but I could not disagree more, and I think it deserves higher than the 7.9 it's currently rated at.

I actually enjoyed it more than Place Beyond the Pines, which while I liked, I thought the second half was somewhat "slow".

Speaking of the Cohen bro's, I also recently watched "Inside Llewyn Davis"

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2042568/

Great flick, deserving of an 8/10 IMO. Some fantastic music in the soundtrack too which somewhat makes the movie.

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Old 02-24-2014, 02:08 AM   #13279
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I watched Her. I can't believe this movie ever got the go ahead and managed to get such a strong cast. That's a credit to Spike Jonze and his script and skill in creating the overall tone. I feel like the central concept of this movie is so abstract for today's general audience and a lot of people might not like the movie due to it. Because if you don't buy into the main idea, this movie will never work. I didn't at first. It was a great looking movie but like the moment when Theodore starts talking to Samantha, I was immediately skeptical. Then it just starts working and you accept it because the world created in this movie accepts it and so much of the Theodore/Samantha relationship rings of truth. The look of it all is fantastic as well. This near-future with a sterile and ordered look to it all. But also being completely plausible. My mind is swimming with thoughts of AI sentience, the singularity, human mortality, modern-day communication, and so many other things that Her evokes. This is what great science fiction should do.

I've made my way through most of the big 2013 movies and what a great year it was. I can't remember the last year where I found 3 movies to be totally brilliant (Gravity, Before Midnight, and Her). Hoping to get through Rush, Inside Llewyn Davis, Enough Said and The Place Beyond the Pines this week.
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Old 02-24-2014, 02:33 AM   #13280
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I watched Her. I can't believe this movie ever got the go ahead and managed to get such a strong cast. That's a credit to Spike Jonze and his script and skill in creating the overall tone. I feel like the central concept of this movie is so abstract for today's general audience and a lot of people might not like the movie due to it. Because if you don't buy into the main idea, this movie will never work. I didn't at first. It was a great looking movie but like the moment when Theodore starts talking to Samantha, I was immediately skeptical. Then it just starts working and you accept it because the world created in this movie accepts it and so much of the Theodore/Samantha relationship rings of truth. The look of it all is fantastic as well. This near-future with a sterile and ordered look to it all. But also being completely plausible. My mind is swimming with thoughts of AI sentience, the singularity, human mortality, modern-day communication, and so many other things that Her evokes. This is what great science fiction should do.

I've made my way through most of the big 2013 movies and what a great year it was. I can't remember the last year where I found 3 movies to be totally brilliant (Gravity, Before Midnight, and Her). Hoping to get through Rush, Inside Llewyn Davis, Enough Said and The Place Beyond the Pines this week.

Gravity was incredibly disappointing for me.

It was just like Avatar. Great advancements in the technology, but I didn't take anything away from it.

Glad you liked Her though
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Old 02-24-2014, 02:37 AM   #13281
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9/10

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Old 02-24-2014, 05:11 AM   #13282
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Safety Not Guaranteed - 8/10
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:15 AM   #13283
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Myth mentioned Side Effects. I loved that movie. I couldn't believe that dropped in the dead February time frame last year. It felt like something Hitchcock would've done had he been alive today.

The Place Beyond the Pines I've mentioned a few times. I really loved that too, but as I've admitted before, a friend of mine works in editing and has worked on all of director Derek Cianfrace's flix. And this one was the one he was most involved in, and I admittedly am not totally objective about it. I love the big act breaks and the super distinct three act play layout. I wasn't crazy about either kid, and my only gripe was that it felt like each act got a tad worse in overall quality.
I read last week somewhere that Cianfrace's name has come up as a potential writer / director for the next season of True Detective. Which I think would be a cool way to go given his track record. Could be a completely different feel and still be awesome.

Haven't seen Nebraska yet. Probably the last of the really good movies I haven't seen this year.

I loved Her and Llewyn Davis. Showtime is running a music of Llewyn Davis special that I've really liked.

I know a lot of people were disappointed in Gravity. I was so blown away by it visually that I think I overlooked some story elements. I think once the hype hit the streets a lot of people were expecting more from the narrative. But even in retrospec I wasn't dissappointed in the super simple narrative with the sort of major thematic subtext. I'd say some of it was a little on the nose at times, but then again I've talked to people who didn't pick up on it, so it couldn't have been that on the nose.

I've also reinforced how much I liked Safety Not Guaranteed on here a few times. Not great, but just really interesting. And Aubrey Plaza was great.

And like Qwijibo was saying, 2013 was a great movie year. I don't think there was a true epic all timer. And like the year with both There Will Be Blood and No Country had both of them. This year was super deep though. A ton of really really excellent films that to me just scraped the edge of being real masterpieces.
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:42 AM   #13284
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Yeah, the 3 act play format was a really great structure. I didn't know about it going in so the end of the 1st act really caught me off guard. I do think the 3rd act was unquestionably the worst because, lets face it, the quality of the actors just wasn't as good. Avery's son played his character a little too hammy for my taste. I really enjoyed the end to the 3rd act but it was relatively weak compared to the first two.
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:28 PM   #13285
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Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox - 10/10

Wonder Woman was fvcking ruthless in this shit.

Watched it as well. Really good, I always dig alternate reality stuff. An alcoholic murderous Batman who uses guns? I'm down.

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Old 02-24-2014, 07:44 PM   #13286
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:57 PM   #13287
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:57 PM   #13288
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Robocop- 6.7/10 *mild spoilers*

Was gunna wait and see this once it came out on video but my good friend asked me to check it out and I hadn't seen him in a while so I paid to see in theater.

I thought it started out pretty strong. I liked how street smart and badass Murphy was before he became the robot man. The entire first half was pretty awesome and had me interested. The cast did a pretty good job (outside of Samuel L. Jackson's rant at the end), esp dude who played Murphy, Oldman and JE Haley was a fun dickhead to hate.

Movie went kinda stale once they played out the whole self-aware, solving his own attack/assassination (which was really lame in this version compared tio the original) and making Robocop a martyr/victim. I lost interest after Robocop's brain made him more human again. Just went downhill for me making him and his family such hapless victims and didn't really have much to say after that.

Some of the imagery and creative decisions were absolutely awesome like Murphy's organic form without his robot extremities, the simulation that was set against the other robot cop (playing Wizard of Oz's If I Only Had a Heart was a great idea) & that awesome action scene in the warehouse vs. Haley and his crew after he becomes modified for the first time.

I liked it better than I expected but it hit a downward slope towards the middle and end of the second act that was kinda dull and uninspired.

If you wait to rent or watch for free you'll probably be surprised at how awesome certain portions are. It's def more bland and run of the mill than the '80s classic but it's still worth watching to see some new ideas attached to the character
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:25 PM   #13289
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watched dazed and confused for the 2nd time
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:35 PM   #13290
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