Author Topic: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread  (Read 2450047 times)

0 Members and 4 Guests are viewing this topic.

Don Rumata

  • Hard To Be A Mod
  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40620 on: February 17, 2021, 09:48:11 AM »
So in the live action Cruella movie, the puppies not wanting to be skinned alive, are actually the bad guys?  :doge

EchoRin

  • How many hamburgers am I allowed to eat, Mr. President?
  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40621 on: February 17, 2021, 10:10:10 AM »
Justice for Horace and Jaspar baby!!!

Great Rumbler

  • Dab on the sinners
  • Global Moderator
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40622 on: February 17, 2021, 12:11:30 PM »
So in the live action Cruella movie, the puppies not wanting to be skinned alive, are actually the bad guys?  :doge

Disney's already done that for Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty, so why not?
dog

Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40623 on: February 17, 2021, 12:27:12 PM »
Are people clamoring for Cruella de Ville's origin story?

Are these the same people who desperately wanted to know how the rebels stole some blueprints?

Great Rumbler

  • Dab on the sinners
  • Global Moderator
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40624 on: February 17, 2021, 12:38:18 PM »
Rogue One made a billy, and the two Maleficent movies made a billy point two, so I'd say there's definitely a market for that sort of thing.
dog

Don Rumata

  • Hard To Be A Mod
  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40625 on: February 17, 2021, 12:46:14 PM »
So in the live action Cruella movie, the puppies not wanting to be skinned alive, are actually the bad guys?  :doge

Disney's already done that for Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty, so why not?
The subversion is cute once, this really feels like a cheap gimmick.
People calling it a CollegeHumor skit in the RE thread, were spot on imo.

Bebpo

  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40626 on: February 17, 2021, 01:45:42 PM »
So I'm gonna guess the Cruella movie...she doesn't want to kill & skin dogs.

Because basically people like dogs a lot and that is a deal breaker for everyone from reactions I'm seeing to the film. Like Joker murdering hundreds of people because SOCIETY...sure, people can feel he's a sympathetic character. But murder a bunch of dogs? Nah, fuck that. No sympathy ever.

So pretty sure they're gonna change it to like she's trying to ban dogs or lock up dogs or something and not outright kill & skin dogs. Idk, maybe dogs won't even factor into the movie.


If the reviews are alright I'd probably watch it because 1) Free and 2) Emma Stone is hot.

Joe Molotov

  • I'm much more humble than you would understand.
  • Administrator
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40627 on: February 17, 2021, 02:07:26 PM »
In this one, the dogs have rabies.
©@©™

Great Rumbler

  • Dab on the sinners
  • Global Moderator
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40628 on: February 17, 2021, 02:10:57 PM »
This is just Disney's Harley Quinn movie.
dog

Don Rumata

  • Hard To Be A Mod
  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40629 on: February 17, 2021, 04:49:22 PM »
Apparently they're
spoiler (click to show/hide)
German shepards who worked in concentration camps, disguised as dalmatians to avoid trial.
Nobody will believe Cruella, and the mob will try to hang her in the city square, but it'll start to rain, and the spots will wash off at the last moment.
[close]

Stro

  • #SaturnSquad
  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40630 on: February 17, 2021, 05:58:37 PM »
:titus

chronovore

  • relapsed dev
  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40631 on: February 17, 2021, 09:23:32 PM »

Great Rumbler

  • Dab on the sinners
  • Global Moderator
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40632 on: February 17, 2021, 10:15:00 PM »
Doubt it'll be as good as the 90s movies.
dog

MMaRsu

  • Senior Member

D3RANG3D

  • The Bore's Like Bot™
  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40634 on: February 18, 2021, 01:22:00 PM »
Looks better than I thought it would.

spoiler (click to show/hide)
Kano doesn't say does it hurt baby.  :ltg
[close]

Nintex

  • COMMUNITY MANAGER
  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40635 on: February 18, 2021, 01:41:54 PM »
In theaters  :crowdlaff

spoiler (click to show/hide)
:fbm
[close]
XENO

Bebpo

  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40636 on: February 18, 2021, 02:35:20 PM »
Looks watchable for free :D

Don Rumata

  • Hard To Be A Mod
  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40637 on: February 18, 2021, 02:48:28 PM »
Looks watchable for free :D
Time is never free.  :doge

naff

  • <̽̎̏ͨͣ͞҉̯͔̩̩͕ͅ>̫͔͍̥͉̳͚͓͗͋̄̑ͧ̓̔̏ͭ̿͌ͫ́̒́ͩ̀͡͞ͅ
  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40638 on: February 18, 2021, 03:41:47 PM »
soundtrack is the best thing about the original mk, if the trailer had anything resembling the pumping edm and zeitgeist butt rock the original made such great use of id be hype
◕‿◕

Potato

  • Kipfler
  • Senior Member
Spud

Don Rumata

  • Hard To Be A Mod
  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40640 on: February 18, 2021, 03:51:05 PM »
soundtrack is the best thing about the original mk, if the trailer had anything resembling the pumping edm and zeitgeist butt rock the original made such great use of id be hype

 :preach

naff

  • <̽̎̏ͨͣ͞҉̯͔̩̩͕ͅ>̫͔͍̥͉̳͚͓͗͋̄̑ͧ̓̔̏ͭ̿͌ͫ́̒́ͩ̀͡͞ͅ
  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40641 on: February 18, 2021, 03:56:57 PM »
lol, was listening to that track as i refreshed the page  8)  :rejoice
◕‿◕

Philip Cardgage

  • #1 Creeper Lagoon Fan
  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40642 on: February 18, 2021, 05:21:28 PM »
MK looks dope!

MMaRsu

  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40643 on: February 19, 2021, 02:38:11 AM »
soundtrack is the best thing about the original mk, if the trailer had anything resembling the pumping edm and zeitgeist butt rock the original made such great use of id be hype

 :preach

Aww thats from the ending when they have beaten the tournament <3

EchoRin

  • How many hamburgers am I allowed to eat, Mr. President?
  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40644 on: February 19, 2021, 03:01:47 AM »
"You weak pathetic fools. I've come for your souls"

"I don't think so"
----

The movie also features the best thing Traci Lords did legally.



Believe the instrumental is during the Reptile fight.

Don Rumata

  • Hard To Be A Mod
  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40645 on: February 19, 2021, 06:39:58 AM »
She was legal in the opening on Blade! :ufup

EchoRin

  • How many hamburgers am I allowed to eat, Mr. President?
  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40646 on: February 19, 2021, 09:35:51 AM »
She was legal in the opening on Blade! :ufup

I... did not even remember that. But I would still prop up her music track over her Blade performance.


Transhuman

  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40647 on: February 19, 2021, 11:27:01 AM »
MK looks dope!

I know sometimes I can come across as haughty, but I want you guys to know it's only because sometimes I feel embarrassed to know you guys.

Philip Cardgage

  • #1 Creeper Lagoon Fan
  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40648 on: February 19, 2021, 06:29:50 PM »
MK looks dope!

I know sometimes I can come across as haughty, but I want you guys to know it's only because sometimes I feel embarrassed to know you guys.

We don't take it personally. We know its only because of your sturggles.

Cheer up, matey!

Nintex

  • COMMUNITY MANAGER
  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40649 on: February 19, 2021, 06:59:46 PM »
Watched Episode 3 and 4 of Adam Curtis new thing.

Only Curtis can combine footage of a transgender being interviewed by the NHS with the storming of the Russian parliament.  :lawd

One episode left. I'm awaiting the grand finale.

Actually 2 episodes left :rejoice
XENO

Nintex

  • COMMUNITY MANAGER
  • Senior Member
XENO

Tektonic

  • Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40651 on: February 19, 2021, 08:04:33 PM »
Monster Hunter is Paul W.S. Anderson's magnum opus. I don't understand anything of what happens on screen, in a blur of action, fast-paced cutting and inconsequential story beats. Terrible, and just more proof videogame movies are crud.

Wrong Turn the reboot, is ok. Drags in the middle, where it tries to explain the foundation, but we are to believe that a main character can change entirely in 6 weeks? I thought the ending was ok. Since I've never seen any of the previous sequels, i didn't have any preconceptions.. so it was ok.

Synchronic, not as trippy as I expected from the directors, considering the previous output. Slight nods/connections to their previous films, some cool juxtapositions. I kind of preferred the dour first hour to the
spoiler (click to show/hide)
filmed time travel excursions
[close]
it seemed the mystery was a little whatever. slightly better than average, but not great.

how great is a pandemic, where i can watch pretty new crud at home, rather than traipsing to a cinema!

Bebpo

  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40652 on: February 19, 2021, 08:34:16 PM »
Yeah, Synchronic was not as interesting as it could've been and I thought the ending was pretty weak/uninteresting.


Videogame movies are terrible, so now we are getting a new Mortal Kombat, Uncharted, Metal Gear Solid and The Last of Us!   :doge

I probably should watch that Sonic movie at some point since people said it was one of the only good videogame movies even though the trailers were awful.

Nintex

  • COMMUNITY MANAGER
  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40653 on: February 19, 2021, 08:38:26 PM »
Despite the video game movie curse I have high hopes of the MGS movie considering the series would work well as a movie and the director is a big fan of the source material.
The art pieces are incredible. I also doubt that Oscar Isaac would've joined it if it was terrible.
XENO

Quaker

  • Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40654 on: February 19, 2021, 08:51:41 PM »
Despite the video game movie curse I have high hopes of the MGS movie considering the series would work well as a movie and the director is a big fan of the source material.
The art pieces are incredible. I also doubt that Oscar Isaac would've joined it if it was terrible.
This already happened with Assassin's Creed.

Seems foolish to go into any big budget media property with "high hopes."

(Inversely, The Lego Movie and "The Facebook Movie" show that anything could be good.)

Don Rumata

  • Hard To Be A Mod
  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40655 on: February 19, 2021, 09:22:35 PM »
Despite the video game movie curse I have high hopes of the MGS movie considering the series would work well as a movie and the director is a big fan of the source material.
The art pieces are incredible. I also doubt that Oscar Isaac would've joined it if it was terrible.
Hard disagree there.
The games work with a mix of incredibly overdrawn conversations littered with stock footage, meta commentary and slapstick humor delivered through gameplay, and very anime oriented (i.e.: very flamboyant) cutscenes.

The only way to transpose it to the screen, in a 2 hour format and for a more or less normal audience, it to completely castrate the product and deliver a very by the numbers military action movie, riddled with references and empty fan service, and maybe a bit of odd flavoring here and there.
As much as a "movie game" MGS is, it's really driving a lot of its narrative power in the played parts.

You remove that, and you're left with a mediocre anime about super soldiers.

EDIT: But yes, with enough vision, anything is possible, i'm just saying the starting point isn't as favorable as it may seem.

Stro

  • #SaturnSquad
  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40656 on: February 19, 2021, 09:23:17 PM »
Despite the video game movie curse I have high hopes of the MGS movie considering the series would work well as a movie and the director is a big fan of the source material.
The art pieces are incredible. I also doubt that Oscar Isaac would've joined it if it was terrible.


THEY DOUBT NOW? THEY DOUBT NOW!

Tasty

  • 🌺 Neo Flower Child 🌸   ~ team filler ~
  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40657 on: February 20, 2021, 12:17:31 PM »
Been interesting to follow Nomadland.

Early impressions: this is schmaltzy shit, on top of a bad story/book

Current impressions: Frances McDormand is amazing in Nomadland, which is also a stunning portrait of the American ideal and the state of poverty in the nation

Decided I'm gonna go in blind (after this point) and make up my own mind. Curious what the consensus will end up being, though.

Edit- For some reason I thought Ron Howard had directed this... Mandela effect?


Edit 2- I got Hillbilly Elegy and Nomadland totally confused. :lol :lol

chronovore

  • relapsed dev
  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40658 on: February 20, 2021, 07:24:48 PM »
Brandon Cronenberg’s POSSESSOR
fantastic.
Thoroughly fucked up.
The apple has not fallen far from the tree.
Will probably watch again soon.

Don Rumata

  • Hard To Be A Mod
  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40659 on: February 20, 2021, 07:43:09 PM »
Brandon Cronenberg’s POSSESSOR
fantastic.
Thoroughly fucked up.
The apple has not fallen far from the tree.
Will probably watch again soon.
Did you watch Antiviral already? It's not a masterpiece, but it's pretty "fun".

Bebpo

  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40660 on: February 21, 2021, 03:39:38 AM »
HBO's email spam said Doctor Sleep was leaving soon and I'd never gotten around to watching this because I read the book and it was a pretty mehtastic book. I'd heard everyone liked the movie so it was an improvement.

It's an improvement in the fact that this story, which is just not very interesting (especially for a Shining sequel), is ~2.5 hours instead of however many dozens of hours it takes for King's books which are like 800 pages+ these days. Felt pretty much like how I remembered the book and was middle of the road fine, but nothing special.

I just find Danny & kid vs evil psychic vampire hippies to be a pretty whatever story idea.

That said, the one part of the movie that was different was the final act, which was my favorite part of the book. Since in the book the overlook hotel blew up in The Shining (book) and so the finale takes place in the ruins, whereas in the Shining movieverse, the hotel's still there so there is hotel shenanigans. This gave them an opportunity to do interesting things.

I liked the scene at the bar with young Jack Nicholson.

But otherwise I didn't think the movie finale was very good and was weirdly retreading both the original movie & book at the same time. I looked up a book summary and yeah the story was totally different for the final battle stuff and I think the book's final battle and ending is much, much better than what they did with the movie.

So overall it was a good/better adaptation of a mediocre book but had a worse ending. It was fine, not sure where people praising the movie came from. I did think McGregor did good though in the role.

Brandon Cronenberg’s POSSESSOR
fantastic.
Thoroughly fucked up.
The apple has not fallen far from the tree.
Will probably watch again soon.

I wanna see this.

Joe Molotov

  • I'm much more humble than you would understand.
  • Administrator
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40661 on: February 22, 2021, 01:44:48 PM »
Synchronic wasn't as good as The Endless, but I still liked it. The problem was that Synchronic wasn't as interesting once everything was explained; The Endless was still cool after they explained it.

spoiler (click to show/hide)
Also, randomly finding Brianna during the Civil War felt like an ass-pull, since being three feet off was the difference between being in the Ice Age or being in the 1920's. Did Brianna wander away from the party and go all the way out to the rock to get high?
[close]
©@©™

Tektonic

  • Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40662 on: February 23, 2021, 05:15:45 AM »
Synchronic wasn't as good as The Endless, but I still liked it. The problem was that Synchronic wasn't as interesting once everything was explained; The Endless was still cool after they explained it.

spoiler (click to show/hide)
Also, randomly finding Brianna during the Civil War felt like an ass-pull, since being three feet off was the difference between being in the Ice Age or being in the 1920's. Did Brianna wander away from the party and go all the way out to the rock to get high?
[close]

ALLWAYS


Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40663 on: February 23, 2021, 10:36:40 AM »
Rogue One made a billy, and the two Maleficent movies made a billy point two, so I'd say there's definitely a market for that sort of thing.

Yes, it's easy to make money with built-in markets, etc.

I'm wondering if maybe Disney/Hollywood can stretch the limits of creative filmmaking beyond prequelmania. Aren't 3D movies due for a comeback? Is it too soon? Maybe a slew of movies about breakfast cereals?

Nintex

  • COMMUNITY MANAGER
  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40664 on: February 23, 2021, 07:50:00 PM »
What the people really want is a live action movie of Fantasia starring Ryan Reynolds as Mickey Mouse ft. Snoop Dogg and Billie Eilish  :pacspit
XENO

Madrun Badrun

  • twin-anused mascot
  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40665 on: February 23, 2021, 11:36:30 PM »
Childs Play 19.  I actually like the premise but the execution fails for like 70% of the time. 
NtGay

EchoRin

  • How many hamburgers am I allowed to eat, Mr. President?
  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40666 on: February 24, 2021, 10:46:13 PM »


Tektonic

  • Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40667 on: February 26, 2021, 03:33:18 AM »


video unavailable... using my imagination  ;)

EchoRin

  • How many hamburgers am I allowed to eat, Mr. President?
  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40668 on: February 26, 2021, 10:44:48 AM »
Video actually is throwaway.

Key message is that there seems to be a new Beavis and Butthead movie in the future.

MMaRsu

  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40669 on: February 26, 2021, 10:52:22 AM »
OH FUCK YES MORE B&B my life can only get so much better!!!!!!

Werent they also doing more shows/seasons on CC?

Are they doing that + a movie?

Cauliflower Of Love

  • Section 552
  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40670 on: February 26, 2021, 11:00:01 AM »
Took me so long to figure out that seth rogan reminded me of butthead.
titor

EchoRin

  • How many hamburgers am I allowed to eat, Mr. President?
  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40671 on: February 26, 2021, 11:56:14 AM »
OH FUCK YES MORE B&B my life can only get so much better!!!!!!

Werent they also doing more shows/seasons on CC?

Are they doing that + a movie?

Yes.

chronovore

  • relapsed dev
  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40672 on: February 27, 2021, 10:20:06 PM »
Brandon Cronenberg’s POSSESSOR
fantastic.
Thoroughly fucked up.
The apple has not fallen far from the tree.
Will probably watch again soon.
Did you watch Antiviral already? It's not a masterpiece, but it's pretty "fun".

I have not! I meant to, and then forgot. Will correct, shortly.

Nintex

  • COMMUNITY MANAGER
  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40673 on: February 28, 2021, 07:27:49 AM »
Watched some Guy Ritchie goodness this weekend.

Sherlock Holmes
Can't believe this is already a decade old. In any case, it's a fun watch. Even the CG of classic London holds up very well. The only downside I would say is that the movie was made when brown/black/grey were in fashion in pop culture and visual design so I would've liked it to be a bit more colorful. You can tell that the actors had great fun making this film (as with most of Guy's films tbh) and almost break character at times while at the same time delivering great performances. As always the casting choices are near perfect with Mark Strong as a very sinister Lord Blackwood. Shame he didn't get more screentime. The whole thing was put on the backburner after the sequel because of the MCU taking up Downey's time but he seems keen to turn it into a franchise.

A third film is in production although I'm not sure if audiences are still interested to go see this type of movie in cinemas, seems like a better fit for Netflix or something.

XENO

Madrun Badrun

  • twin-anused mascot
  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40674 on: February 28, 2021, 09:34:13 PM »
Willy's Wonderland - really enjoyed this.  It actually felt like a parody of Mandy which made it really trippy. 
NtGay

chronovore

  • relapsed dev
  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40675 on: March 01, 2021, 08:55:44 PM »
Willy's Wonderland - really enjoyed this.  It actually felt like a parody of Mandy which made it really trippy.


...could they not just pay the Five Nights at Freddy's developer for the rights?

Quaker

  • Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40676 on: March 02, 2021, 01:17:06 AM »
I thought Mank was pretty disappointing but Daddy Fincher and Batfleck bro-ing out for 40 minutes was pretty cool.

https://variety.com/2021/film/news/ben-affleck-david-fincher-directors-on-directors-takes-1234906444/?jwsource=cl

When they start geeking out about Dolby Vision and 10,000 nits:  :aah

Don Rumata

  • Hard To Be A Mod
  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40677 on: March 02, 2021, 08:56:40 AM »
The next one from Fincher though (The Killer, with Fassbender) sounds absolutely terrible as a premise.
Killer with a heart of gold shit.

Madrun Badrun

  • twin-anused mascot
  • Senior Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40678 on: March 02, 2021, 10:32:59 AM »
Willy's Wonderland - really enjoyed this.  It actually felt like a parody of Mandy which made it really trippy.


...could they not just pay the Five Nights at Freddy's developer for the rights?

Pretty sure that would have blown the budget
NtGay

Tuckers Law

  • Member
Re: Movie News, Reviews, and Discussion Super-Thread
« Reply #40679 on: March 03, 2021, 04:47:34 PM »
I watched The Little Things over the previous weekend, and it was such a boring and forgettable movie overall that I even forgot to post as such here after finishing it.  Rarely do I watch a movie for the first time where I was feeling the urge to just start fast forwarding through sections to get closer to the end.

It was just so much  :snore  even with its leads being generally enjoyable to watch as actors.