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PostSubject: Re: What are some great movies you've watched recently?    Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:34 pm

Adam Rippon tweeted earlier that he just saw Black Swan and that it was "perfect". Makes me want to watch it also. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: What are some great movies you've watched recently?    Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:00 pm

I recently saw both Battle LA and Skyline, two movies about aliens attacking LA. Skyline was WAY better. It's a lot on the order of Cloverfield, except it's not one of those movies that looks like it's supposed to be shot on one of the character's home video.

Does anyone else think that a lot of the new action movies focus way more on action scenes and special effects than they used to?... I'm finding that a lot of movies are becoming more like this, and the dialog, and story are being minimized. I like a good action scene, but a good action movie is not a good action movie without a good storyline IMO (nor is ANY type of movie for that matter). This is exactly why I like Skyline so much more than Battle LA. Both movies had good acting, but Skyline was more what I was hoping for. Battle LA was just minimal plot, and the rest was pretty much just "bang, bang, boom!". If you like alien movies, or if you liked Cloverfield, you should really like Skyline.

Oh, I finally saw Black Swan. The movie does start a little slow, and I was worried for a minute that I might have been a sucker for all the hype, and I was going to be disappointed. But it picked up, and I LOVED it. I'm actually planning on buying it - something I rarely do. And the last 20 minutes or so of the movie was brilliant! I have a feeling that not all people would get this movie like I do, and I have watching so much figure skating to thank for that. I got the symbolism, and the artistry of the whole thing, but I'm really not sure I would have if I weren't so into figure skating.

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PostSubject: Re: What are some great movies you've watched recently?    Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:06 pm

Star85 wrote:

Does anyone else think that a lot of the new action movies focus way more on action scenes and special effects than they used to?... I'm finding that a lot of movies are becoming more like this, and the dialog, and story are being minimized. I like a good action scene, but a good action movie is not a good action movie without a good storyline IMO (nor is ANY type of movie for that matter).

ITA.
About the special effects, I find it really, really weird that the industry is going gaga for 3D... TBH, I don't wanna pay more for something just so I could watch something that is so "real life-like." If they want more realistic films, then maybe they should hire better actors eh?

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Oh, I finally saw Black Swan. The movie does start a little slow, and I was worried for a minute that I might have been a sucker for all the hype, and I was going to be disappointed. But it picked up, and I LOVED it. I'm actually planning on buying it - something I rarely do. And the last 20 minutes or so of the movie was brilliant! I have a feeling that not all people would get this movie like I do, and I have watching so much figure skating to thank for that. I got the symbolism, and the artistry of the whole thing, but I'm really not sure I would have if I weren't so into figure skating.

Wow, Star I just watched Black Swan yesterday! I do like it, it's horrifying in a way I never thought it would be and Natalie Portman really owned that movie. And I found out that one of its inspirations is the movie "The Red Shoes" which is about ballet too so maybe you guys can check it out if you found Black Swan entertaining.

Speaking of Black Swan, after watching it yesterday I had a dream that Mao was wearing her LP Masquerade costume and skating to the music of Swan Lake. It was supposed to be ominous, but while she was skating, my friends and I were playing monopoly. scratch

Anyway, since we are on the topic of movies, I just watched The Social Network today and boy oh boy, watching Mark Zuckerburg's rise to success as exaggerated dramatized in the film is sure worth all the hype. Mark there is so anti-protagonist, I guess his arrogance can get on your nerves but he's also not a bad guy. Well, I think you should watch the film for yourselves so you would know about the "humble" origins of Facebook.
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PostSubject: Re: What are some great movies you've watched recently?    Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:44 pm

The King's Speech! I've watched it twice already.

It made me laugh, cry and feel so warm inside! I loved Colin Firth in it, but also loved Geoffrey Rush (who played the doctor). I loved the Doctor's character- one of those people who you would want as your own doctor. It's a simple story, but it's really quite amazing and inspiring- which explains all those Oscars!
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