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Classic or new, obscure or mainstream, loved or loathed - a group for bronies to discuss movies.

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  1. "Well, I've got about 15 minutes worth of story, three to seven friends and all of their camera phones, no desire to develop characters, and zero budget. Guess I'll make a 100 minute found footage horror film, and this wookiee jackass in California will still waste his life watching it and griping on the internet!" is probably in no way what the people behind "The Houses October Built" were actually thinking. !movies

    Friday, 31-Jul-15 04:08:17 UTC from MuSTArDroid
    • Just saw "The Collection." It was about 10% act 1, 90% act 3. Torture porn horror without the torture porn. In my head-canon, it ties into "The Poughkeepsie Tapes." Solid B-grade, if that's what you're into. !movies

      Wednesday, 05-Dec-12 08:24:29 UTC from web
    • So the new Spiderman movie was good. I like the new Peter Parker better, I appreciated that they acknowledged that he had parents at one point and he wasn't somehow born to his aunt and uncle, and to be honest I don't hold a preference over organic or prosthetic web shooters. But it wasn't *great*. Batman has nothing to fear for summer super-hero dominance. !movies

      Thursday, 12-Jul-12 16:44:45 UTC from MuSTArDroid
      • Just got back from seeing "The Cabin in the Woods." Kind of hard to talk about without spoiling anything, but if you like a good, different kind of horror movie, I recommend it. Definitely R-rated, due to blood, drugs, sex, the whole 9, but nothing was gratuitous, and it handled itself well. Dialogue was up to Joss Whedon's standards, great banter and the like. If you're into horror, see this. !movies

        Tuesday, 24-Apr-12 05:13:20 UTC from web
      • The problem with classics is that they've almost certainly been spoiled by the time I get around to them. And I can't really complain. I mean, "Rocky" came out in 1976 - Pretty sure that 36 years later, the spoiler phase has ended. But I still can't experience an old film (or book, or whatever) as it was meant to be. # !movies

        Sunday, 08-Apr-12 18:19:20 UTC from web
      • !movies The Adventures of Tintin was totally awesome!

        Friday, 16-Mar-12 23:37:44 UTC from web
        • !movies Time to watch The Adventures of Tintin!

          Friday, 16-Mar-12 21:31:47 UTC from web
          • !movies - From the gringos who brought you "Anchorman." Will Ferrell in "Casa de mi Padre." The funniest movie you'll ever read.

            Thursday, 26-Jan-12 23:00:15 UTC from MuSTArDroid
            • !movies The "jump-punch" is officially my new "Matrix-fight." I am sick to death of seeing it happen and Hollywood needs to stop it.

              Saturday, 21-Jan-12 02:43:06 UTC from MuSTArDroid
              • !movies Oh, yeah. Saw "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." Thought it was good, I'd give it a B-. Can't really review it well here because it is VERY R-rated. David Fincher and Trent Reznor can create some seriously claustrophobic cinema together. Thought it started to fall apart in around Act 3. (Might help if I wasn't two glasses of wine into the night) # # time! Gurer jnf encr. Gurer jnf oehgny ivbyrapr - abg yvxr pbzvp bire gur gbc fynfure syvpx ivbyrapr, abg yvxr CT-13 *ONAT!* lbh snyy qbja ivbyrapr, erny tehrfbzr ivbyrapr. Qvq V zragvba gur encr? Gurer jnf encr. Bu, Tbq, gurer jnf encr... But anyway, I totally called the twist (and, no, I haven't read the book(s)). But yes, there was a definite and brutal reason the original title translates to "Men Who Hate Women." B- (Really wanted it to be better)

                Friday, 30-Dec-11 07:53:39 UTC from web
                • !movies - "The Descendants." Pretty melancholy for a comedy, especially one set in Hawaii. Guess that's what a comedy/drama is, though, regardless of setting. It's basically the story of an already-fractured family dealing with the type of blows that could drive them apart forever. George Clooney really carried the majority of the film, but that's probably because he had the most screen time. Shailene Woodley did a fantastic job as his eldest daughter, and Matthew Lillard had a surprising role as someone who couldn't be described as "wacky," "loveable," or "energetic." Back to Clooney, I think that the most impactful moments were the silences and pauses, especially just before a line or an action; it gives you time to wonder what's going on inside and really come to empathize with him. Probably not a movie I, personally, would buy; I'm still giving it an A-.

                  Saturday, 24-Dec-11 09:17:03 UTC from web
                  • !movies "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows." If you liked the first one, you were probably, like me, pleasantly surprised by how well Robert Downey, Jr. played the detective. He keeps it up very well in this one. The chemistry and dynamic between Downey and Jude Law is nonstop, rapid-fire, and alternately hilarious and touching (no homo). Jared Harris made a great Moriarty, brilliant and subtly insane. The plot was not too convoluted; like a proper Holmes story, hard to predict but not hard to follow. In the first "Sherlock Holmes," there was a mechanic in fight scenes which is also used here (and improved, and played with, and all around brilliantly used). The cinematography did a great job of conveying the subjective perceptions of the different characters. Finally, if you're familiar with the original writings, you'll probably be pleasantly surprised at a certain twist which I won't give away (unless you have Holmsian perception). I dug it, B+. Would see again.

                    Thursday, 22-Dec-11 20:15:46 UTC from web
                  • !movies # Poster says "The Untold Story." What, exactly, is untold and to whom?

                    Wednesday, 14-Dec-11 00:46:58 UTC from MuSTArDroid
                    • !movies - "J. Edgar" - I'm no historian, so I can't say whether or not this was faithful or accurate or anything. I will, however, say that it was amazing. The story of an entire nation's fears and conflicts represented by a few men and women (and at many times only one man) was inspiring and horrifying to watch. "J. Edgar" was as much a story of one man's life as it was a story of a nation's development over several generations, of the struggle to remain free while also being under protection, and of the cost that some men choose to bear for the good of all. Beautifully filmed, marvelously acted by all parties involved, every inch a technical and artistic masterpiece. A+ with no reservations.

                      Tuesday, 29-Nov-11 06:40:21 UTC from web
                    • !movies - "The Perfect Weapon" - Turns out, this hard-to-find Kenpo film is uploaded to YouTube in its entirety. Who knew? youtube.com/watch?v=FCitquWF_gA

                      Monday, 28-Nov-11 08:35:59 UTC from web
                      • !movies - "The Muppets" - I'm not gonna lie, RDN. This is the most fun I've ever had in a dark room with my family. <.< But seriously. I loved everything about this movie. The Muppets themselves were in amazing form, the humans were completely worthy of their place alongside such greats, and the celebrity cameos were perfectly placed highlights of giddiness. The story itself is pretty straightforward and uncomplicated, and really serves to give us a good dose of Muppet mayhem. It was heartwarming, nostalgic, hilarious, and had a couple of pony-worthy Aesops handled in a beautifully not-heavyhanded manner. And it had a Toy Story short beforehand! :D There's no reason not to see this movie. Total A.

                        Friday, 25-Nov-11 06:41:46 UTC from MuSTArDroid
                      • !movies - "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas." They're the new Cheech & Chong. You know what you're in for, c'mon. Really. I had a blast, I'll give it an A-. I also love stoner comedies and was, at the time, chemically altered. Your mileage may vary.

                        Wednesday, 16-Nov-11 06:21:01 UTC from MuSTArDroid
                      • !movies - "Jumper" - Started halfway through, so I can't really review it. But I just want to say the protagonists are Slasher Movie Stupid. Like, whoa. Like, drinking a skull & crossbones bottle thinking it's "pirate juice" stupid. I mean, how do they dress themselves level stupid. A team of the first-to-dies in slasher flicks could take these guys out (and Jumpers are superhumans). They make Forrest Gump look like Marilyn Vos Savant. So. Flipping. Stupid.

                        Monday, 14-Nov-11 00:58:27 UTC from MuSTArDroid
                      • !movies - "The Thing" (2011) - Prequel, not a remake, of John Carpenter's "The Thing" (1982). However, don't think that just because you've seen JCTT you know how the new one will end. The plot is the same - there's an alien in Antarctica. The story, however, is significantly different, and it does a fair bit to expand the story of the two films together. JCTT focused more on paranoia and what lurks in the dark, whereas 2011's did have some good paranoia moments, but broke out into Action scenes much more frequently. The Thing itself was wonderfully well done when it appeared, and it had some really neat tricks up its metamorphic sleeves. One thing I appreciated was that the "split the party" moments had a darn good reason to happen, as opposed to stupid teen slasher flicks. Overall, though, it wasn't a necessary film and I still like JCTT better, but this was still good for what it was. B+

                        Friday, 11-Nov-11 05:18:15 UTC from web
                        • @scribus And now, # time! :p If you don't have !RDNrefresh blocking # and you care about "The Thing" (2011) stop reading now! Alrighty. There was a scene where they were trying to determine who was a Thing by checking for fillings - it can't mimic non-organic materials. I thought, "Damn, I'd be screwed, I've never had a filling!" Then I thought, "Wait, I have earrings!" And later on, a character's earring became a plot point. Moral of the story - NEVER FIGHT SHAPESHIFTING ALIENS IN ANTARCTICA EVER! That earring only protects you from humans clever enough to think that deeply; Things will still eat you dead. :p

                          Friday, 11-Nov-11 05:24:34 UTC in context
                      • !movies - "50/50" - I guess the first thing to get out of the way is that this is not just a movie about guys trying to score sympathy sex because of cancer. It is part of it, but actually a small one. The rest is a general story of cancer, the people who have it, and the people who love them. Everybody did such a really good job (especially Joseph Gordon-Levitt), but at the end of it Seth Rogen was really just playing a toned-down version of everyone he always plays, and Anna Kendrick felt like she was pulling out the same character she'd played in "Up in the Air." That said, I did enjoy it, and it wasn't lacking anything - it just didn't really do anything above-and-beyond. I just wanted lo like it even more. B- or so.

                        Wednesday, 02-Nov-11 04:13:08 UTC from web
                        • !movies I just realized I have no interest in "Happy Feet 2." A movie about penguins (favorite animal, here) and I don't want to see it. They really messed up the first one. =/

                          Wednesday, 02-Nov-11 01:23:14 UTC from MuSTArDroid
                          • !movies - So I'm one of *those* guys who typically says that "the original was better." I've even talked about opening an independent theater and showing the original versions of movies whenever a remake is released. And yet, I can't make myself get mad about the American version of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." It's got Daniel Craig! And it's directed by David Fincher!! #

                            Thursday, 27-Oct-11 17:53:30 UTC from web
                            • Well, gonna see "Paranormal Activity 3" tonight. Figure I've already seen the other two, and this Halloween is severely lacking in horror films on the big screen.

                              Thursday, 27-Oct-11 03:47:42 UTC from MuSTArDroid
                            • !movies - "Dream House." # - If you're interested in seeing the movie, don't watch the trailer. (Oops) The trailer doesn't ruin everything, just a large point in the story, which I liked despite knowing half of. Outside that, I liked Daniel Craig as a bit more awkward and unsure than his Bond roles, and the two little girls were cute as a button. I'd give it maybe a B- or so.

                              Sunday, 09-Oct-11 04:33:18 UTC from MuSTArDroid
                              • !movies - "Buried" was intense. And depressing. Also, it had a LOT of people providing voice work. And it is seriously 90 minutes with Ryan Reynolds in a box. It's almost like a radio drama.

                                Thursday, 06-Oct-11 04:58:11 UTC from web
                                • It's kinda funny. Spidey's murdock disco strut was one of the scenes in the trailer that made me take four years to watch the movie, but within the movie it was one of the better-done and more logical scenes. Not a good scene, but better than a lot of the other ones. !movies

                                  Sunday, 02-Oct-11 05:41:38 UTC from web
                                  • !movies Well, I'm gonna watch Spiderman 3, just to have completed the series. If what I've heard is reliable, I'll probably be back before it's over.

                                    Sunday, 02-Oct-11 01:51:50 UTC from web
                                    • !movies - "Apollo 18" was basically "Paranormal Activity" but in SPAACE!! When they mentioned they were landing at the south pole, I figured they'd meet penguins in SPAACE!! Then the camera-glitch trope kicked in, and I thought it was Slenderman in SPAACE!! But seriously - nice, taught, claustrophobic piece of paranoid horror. Also, I was the only person in the theater. #

                                      Wednesday, 14-Sep-11 21:40:30 UTC from MuSTArDroid
                                      • And in 25 minutes I'll be seeing (the previews before) "Apollo 18." !movies

                                        Wednesday, 14-Sep-11 19:38:25 UTC from MuSTArDroid
                                        • !movies - "Captain America" was surprisingly enjoyable. Not a cheesy propaganda flick, and they kept Cap's idealism and Boy Scoutishness quite reasonable.

                                          Tuesday, 06-Sep-11 04:58:59 UTC from MuSTArDroid