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MaximusB
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American Sniper sets box office records with $105.3 Million on opening weekend.

http://blogs.wsj.com/...-at-box-office/

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WhiteFlash
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Haven't seen American Sniper yet, and the acting in Gran Torino was so bad I couldn't finish it, but other'n that I really enjoy Eastwood's directing. Feel like he's a way better director than actor, even though all of his movies are incredibly depressing.

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I watched Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters last night. It was okay but I was a bit disappointed. I didn't like the actor who played Mishima and the fragments from different stories interwoven with the day of his suicide is very disorientating and doesn't serve as any kind of plot device. It's more like a pastiche of a few different stories; none of them with background plot or character development and without any meaningful resolution. It suffers from the same flaws as many "art house", avant-garde and experimental films. They have no plot development, no cohesion. They're trying to create a certain aesthetic look and a "theme" in place of plot and character development.

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Derek542
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MaximusB wrote:
American Sniper sets box office records with $105.3 Million on opening weekend.

http://blogs.wsj.com/...-at-box-office/

Is it to late to ask Eastwood for a loan?

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Thought Sniper was well made and at times pretty rousing. I presume it will become the high water mark for films on that conflict.

I will be using the term "savages" liberally throughout the year.

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I haven't seen "Sniper" yet, but if the rest of the film is as realistic as this baby, I won't be seeing it.
lol

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MaximusB
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Derek542 wrote:
MaximusB wrote:
American Sniper sets box office records with $105.3 Million on opening weekend.

http://blogs.wsj.com/...-at-box-office/

Is it to late to ask Eastwood for a loan?



Depends if he has any $ left after replacing the defamed billboard. Right in the heart of Liberal HQ (West Hollywood).

http://www.washingtontimes.com/...th-murder-graf/

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[quote]CLUNK wrote:
I haven't seen "Sniper" yet, but if the rest of the film is as realistic as this baby, I won't be seeing it.
lol




The fake baby isn't that distracting, unless you're just the type of person who wouldn't like a patriotic movie to begin with and need something to harp on. You see it, you think "that is one fake ass baby", and then you forget about it.

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Derek542
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doogie wrote:
CLUNK wrote:
I haven't seen "Sniper" yet, but if the rest of the film is as realistic as this baby, I won't be seeing it.
lol




The fake baby isn't that distracting, unless you're just the type of person who wouldn't like a patriotic movie to begin with and need something to harp on. You see it, you think "that is one fake ass baby", and then you forget about it.

That was a fake baby? Fuck I didnt even notice, didnt care, last I know when watching, it was about the war hero. It sucked me into the moment I wasnt glancing around the room bored to see what I could find out of place.

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Watched The Birdman. Really good! Fucking weird though

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_Yogi_ wrote:
Watched The Birdman. Really good! Fucking weird though


I got incredibly bored and kept dozing in and out towards the end.

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coolnatedawg wrote:
_Yogi_ wrote:
Watched The Birdman. Really good! Fucking weird though


I got incredibly bored and kept dozing in and out towards the end.


yeah the chick I was with didn't get it at all either.

I quite like pretentious, slow, artsy black comedies though. Michael Keaton's performance was outstanding, I thought.

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_Yogi_ wrote:
coolnatedawg wrote:
_Yogi_ wrote:
Watched The Birdman. Really good! Fucking weird though


I got incredibly bored and kept dozing in and out towards the end.


yeah the chick I was with didn't get it at all either.

I quite like pretentious, slow, artsy black comedies though. Michael Keaton's performance was outstanding, I thought.


Don't you compare me to no woman!!! haha

I should say that I had "procured" this to watch at home so MAYBE the fact that I had been drinking and didn't have the focused environment of the theater may have contributed to my lack of interest. I thought Keaton did well and I like Norton but by the end of the movie I just found myself not caring anymore. Slow and artsy aren't normally my forte either

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coolnatedawg wrote:
_Yogi_ wrote:
coolnatedawg wrote:
_Yogi_ wrote:
Watched The Birdman. Really good! Fucking weird though


I got incredibly bored and kept dozing in and out towards the end.


yeah the chick I was with didn't get it at all either.

I quite like pretentious, slow, artsy black comedies though. Michael Keaton's performance was outstanding, I thought.


Don't you compare me to no woman!!! haha

I should say that I had "procured" this to watch at home so MAYBE the fact that I had been drinking and didn't have the focused environment of the theater may have contributed to my lack of interest. I thought Keaton did well and I like Norton but by the end of the movie I just found myself not caring anymore. Slow and artsy aren't normally my forte either


haha, "chick" is what I call my boyfriend.

Na it's definitely not a movie you can float in and out of. I think if I'd tried to watch it at home with mates talking over it then I wouldn't have cared as much.

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Watched Dazed and Confused for the first time last night, how did I let this gem go by for so long. Reminds me alot of my high school years, kids wanting to get drunk, high, and laid.

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MaximusB wrote:
Watched Dazed and Confused for the first time last night, how did I let this gem go by for so long. Reminds me alot of my high school years, kids wanting to get drunk, high, and laid.


Yep. Perfect mirror of that time period!

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WhiteFlash
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CLUNK wrote:
MaximusB wrote:
Watched Dazed and Confused for the first time last night, how did I let this gem go by for so long. Reminds me alot of my high school years, kids wanting to get drunk, high, and laid.


Yep. Perfect mirror of that time period!


if y'all want to see a movie that really captures the craziness of high school and the shit that goes with it, watch "Kids".

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WhiteFlash wrote:
CLUNK wrote:
MaximusB wrote:
Watched Dazed and Confused for the first time last night, how did I let this gem go by for so long. Reminds me alot of my high school years, kids wanting to get drunk, high, and laid.


Yep. Perfect mirror of that time period!


if y'all want to see a movie that really captures the craziness of high school and the shit that goes with it, watch "Kids".


Yeah, but what era? Not all eras are relatable unless you lived through it. That's why D&C was so appreciated by my generation. Same with that show, Freaks & Geeks.

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WhiteFlash
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CLUNK wrote:
WhiteFlash wrote:
CLUNK wrote:
MaximusB wrote:
Watched Dazed and Confused for the first time last night, how did I let this gem go by for so long. Reminds me alot of my high school years, kids wanting to get drunk, high, and laid.


Yep. Perfect mirror of that time period!


if y'all want to see a movie that really captures the craziness of high school and the shit that goes with it, watch "Kids".


Yeah, but what era? Not all eras are relatable unless you lived through it. That's why D&C was so appreciated by my generation. Same with that show, Freaks & Geeks.



Good point. I think each generation pushes the envelope in terms of crazy shit attempted while a teen. Kids was set in the mid 90's. I'm thirty-three, and it's a remarkably accurate portrayal of my teenage years. Dazed and Confused is one of the best flicks of the 90's (and McConaughey's first role I think), but the shit they were doing was tame for 7th graders in my era.

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I loved Kids.

If you haven't, see Ken Park.

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Watched Coherence a few nights ago.



It was recommended to me by friends who hyped it up a bit. I enjoyed it a lot, despite coming in with high expectations that didn't play out.

This movie is perfect to watch with a friend(s) who love to discuss and dissect films. Spoiler: Physics.

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Big Hero 6


They were showing it for free, and some of these flicks are pretty good (I thought Lego Movie was great).

It definatley had it's moments of humor. Animation was decent. Story... well, pacing was good: they kept a decent balance between action and drama. However, it was pretty over-the-top sappy. It was chock full of cliches as well ("bad boy" goes straight), especially the plot twists ("SPOILER": the mystery bad guy isn't the person they tell you it's going to be the entire movie). Character development was dreadful because it was done in such a half assed manner: all the supporting characters literally introduce themselves and their 1 dimensional interests over 30s.

All in all, the action and humor made this worth the watch; it's probably more fun w/ kids. There was a lot more girls there than guys, so something must have appealed to them.

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Just saw Blackhat. Was one of, if not the best films of that genre that I have ever seen. Do not miss this one. The acting was superb. The directing was superb. The camera work was superb. The locations were fascinating.

Michael Mann delivers.

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