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The Movie Thread Returns


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https://forums.obsid...ecently/page-38
 
Previously on the Obsidian Movie Thread, Bartimaeus expressed concern that he couldn't get into Japanese film, KaineParker enjoyed Stalker but was going to need to take time to think about it, and algroth enjoyed Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

 

Return with us now to chronicle these thrilling days of our movie watching!


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Really looking forward to both of these. Braven is like a male Tomb Raider it seems. Jason Momoa is a cool dude .

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To add a bit more on Three Billboards, I thoroughly agree with Kermode's review about it:

 



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Idea for a Star Wars movie so Disney has their screwball comedy segment covered: A group of Rebel Scum misfits who crew a commandeered AT-ST learn of a cache of Kyber Crystals or some such worth hundreds of millions of credits in a bank miles behind Imperial lines and go AWOL to seize it. At the climax of the film they confront the crew of an AT-AT guarding the bank and convince them to blow open the vault in exchange for an equal share of the loot.


Edited by Agiel, 19 January 2018 - 02:22 PM.

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I'd watch it



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Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (anime, Netflix)

 

...well, the monsters were nicely animated. The movie was filled with way too many of these long, talky, techno-babble scenes complete with "look at our complex computer screen info simulations" that went over why Godzilla was nigh invulnerable and the "plan" to find its weakness. Over and over. The main character is largely unsympathetic (English speaking version). The ending was also weak since it's basically one of those "coming next, part 2!" moments.

 

But the monsters were nicely animated.



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Idea for a Star Wars movie so Disney has their screwball comedy segment covered: A group of Rebel Scum misfits who crew a commandeered AT-ST learn of a cache of Kyber Crystals or some such worth hundreds of millions of credits in a bank miles behind Imperial lines and go AWOL to seize it. At the climax of the film they confront the crew of an AT-AT guarding the bank and convince them to blow open the vault in exchange for an equal share of the loot.

 

 

Kelly's Heroes

 

Excellent movie btw.


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Heh.

 

Liam Neeson on why he can never watch the 50 Shades of Grey movies - "I used to know Dakota's mum, so years ago, I used to swing Dakota around when she was a child and give her piggy back rides. So, yeah, those are movies I'm never going to be able to sit down and see."


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Caught Bright with some friends tonight.

 

It's a fun enough movie, Will Smith pretty much plays aging, cynical Will Smith. But it really did feel like a very high budget pilot episode for some potential tv show.

 

Or maybe that's just my Alien Nation nostalgia kicking in.


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Any significant none-Marvel movies coming out this year?



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Any significant none-Marvel movies coming out this year?

 

Annihilation comes to mind as an early one, as well as Ready Player One later on. Also Scorsese's The Irishman. Isle of Dogs is another big one as well as Early Man for more animated films I'm looking forward to. A Neil Armstrong biopic by Damien Chazelle too... And if we're lucky we'll also see both Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote and Malick's Radegund this year too. And even so I reckon I'm missing a few major players as well.

 

Also not that I care much for the franchise in general but there's a stand-alone Bumblebee movie coming out this year which could prove interesting, not only because it's *not* being directed by Michael Bay this time around but also because the director in charge of it is actually rather cool, being Travis Knight, the guy behind Kubo and the Two Strings.



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Yeah, I have Annihilation on my radar, as with Isle of Dogs. I think that is about it. But I am interested in Gilliams next movie as well.



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Well, Gilliam's film has a lot more history to it than the usual film of his too - it's been a pet project of his for a couple of decades now, and he's met so many obstacles to actually make it along the way that there's even a whole documentary dedicated on one of these failed attempts, being Lost in La Mancha. It's great, worth seeing. I'm definitely looking forward to it, as it's likely to be something special even within his rather unique oeuvre.


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As a dinosaur nut, another Jurassic Park sequel. Not as a movie nut though - these movies are awful. They have dinosaurs though. My ticket is guaranteed. Moar dinosawr blockbustrz plz!

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Unfortunately, that's gonna be a no for me. The last one was absolutely dreadful, and Hollywood has really managed to do what should theoretically be impossible: make dinosaurs completely and utterly passe and boring. Bah, humbug.

I watched Kiki's Delivery Service. I like good coming-of-age stories, and this one was fairly nice. It went a little too far on the anime "inexplicably weird timing with dialogue and way, way too long fits of laughter" scale for me, but it was more fun than Only Yesterday was...but less thought-provoking.

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Kiki was the first Ghibli film I ever saw! It's been probably 15 years or more since I last saw it.


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In A Valley of Violence (2016, Ethan Hawke, John Travolta)

 

omg ... such a B Western movie, but totally absurd/hilarious in some spots. All the cliches - stranger with unknown past rolls into town, just wants to be left alone, but they won't leave him alone, so yknow what happens after. And the cutest dog evah! One of the better more recent Travolta roles, as well. One forgets how well he can do absurd humor but given the role, he'll find it. Anyway ... don't get me wrong, it's not some great film. But it was entertaining if you like Westerns with absurdist flair. Not quite satire, not quite serious, sometimes quite bloody.



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The Hollywood Reporter claims that JOHN CENA TU-TU-DUM-TUUU is in talks to take up the title role in a film adaptation of DUKE NUKEM from Michael Bay's production company Platinum Dunes.

I do not know how to feel about this.



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John Cena did some pretty bad movies for WWE, but he does seem to do well in comedies. Probably will have more to do with the screenplay and director than anything else. He fits the mold.



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The Hollywood Reporter claims that JOHN CENA TU-TU-DUM-TUUU is in talks to take up the title role in a film adaptation of DUKE NUKEM from Michael Bay's production company Platinum Dunes.

I do not know how to feel about this.

 

Well, maybe the theme song will be good. Or they'll make a dubstep remix of it.






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