Film/Movie Recommendations

Discussion in 'Art & Culture' started by Omega133, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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  3. sweetpea Valued Senior Member

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    So, would you be interested in a biographical film of Neil Armstrong 'First Man'.
    I'm cheating, this film's not out yet. Released in US and UK 12th Oct.
     
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  5. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    I would recommend reading "Carrying the Fire" by Michael Collins (the Apollo 11 crew member that nobody remembers).
     
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    I may look into that "Carrying the Fire."
    Two weeks ago I finished ''First Man'' the life of Neil Armstrong. That's the authorised biograpy book ( By James R. Hansen) the film is based on. There was lots of quotes from Michael Collins there. But, I suppose it would be best to read Michael's account also. I read the Armstrong book because I wanted to somehow ''celebrate'' next July's half century since Apollo 11.

    Roger and out.
     
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    Kung Fury

    Nothing wrong with cheese
    Does it really matter if the movie is bad? Some movies are bad but when you watch them, you can see how much love and attention went into it. When you see those qualities in movies, they become good bad movies. We all used to like silly fun things at least once in our life, I like to nurture that part of us.

     
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    Shadow of the vampire

    I'm not sure if this is a mockumentary but I definitely found it entertaining.

     
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  10. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    Recently saw "Justice League"... and I keep thinking that Christopher Nolan ruined the DC cinematic universe with his Dark Knight trilogy, and they've been really unsure of themselves ever since... do they go dark and brooding or a bit more light-hearted? Do they base things more in reality or forgo that for a bit more ridiculousness?
    I think they have a reasonable thing with their TV offerings, albeit a tad homogenous (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, Flash, Supergirl all follow the same formula), but their "blockbusters" really aren't up to the same quality as Marvel. Maybe it's the source material, or maybe the management, but "Justice League", while enjoyable enough, was really nothing special, didn't offer anything new, and was pretty formulaic.
    Marvel, on the other hand, have a bright and sparkly, and light-hearted, cinematic universe, while their TV fare is far grittier and down to earth, and more grown-up than the DC tv stuff.

    So, anyway, "Justice League"... 6.5/10. Maybe 7. Looked okay but just felt flat.
     
  11. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    It took me three tries to set through "Justice League", but when I did I saw yet another comic book movie. Don't hope for a silk purse, given the source material, and you'll be fine. 7/10, 9/10 for Credence Barebone.
     
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    Sadly, warner bros executives decided to release justice league before known problems in the post production could be addressed. According to Wikipedia the Warner bros executives did this so they could get their cash bonuses before they merged with AT&T.
     
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    Just watched it again. The body surfing pun was hilarious.
     
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    I saw it in dub and then saw the subbed version. I usually preferr subs in foreign media but this subbed version was, at times, unwatchable with so many subtitles on screen you can't even see what's going on in the picture.

    I'm not sure I understand how blood coagulants froze godzilla. Shouldn't his temperature have just gone down to the ambient temperature? Anyways I still enjoyed the dubbed movie as one of the better reboots.
     
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    It was kind of fun watching the incompetent politicians try to "deal with it" and fail.
    Cara had the bad luck to follow that up with "Suicide Squad". Dr. June Moon? Seriously?
     
  16. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    What is Godzilla's body temperature anyway? I think it was in Godzilla Raids Again where they defeated him by burying him in ice.
     
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    Very hot! Is my guess considering his heart is supposedly a nuclear reactor. Google search only shows me the upper limit temperature of the Heisei Godzilla before he dies (1200 degrees celcius), but I'm not sure that over heating would apply to shin Godzilla. Even if it did, he'd probably just go in the ocean to cool down, like in the movie.
     
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  18. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah, I thought I remembered one of the early movies calling him a creature of fire.
     
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    Yes and the scene with the nerds and outcasts gave me a laugh.
     
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  20. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Yep, the 2nd Godzilla movie. "Gigantis" in the US.
     
  21. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Good news is we will get to reclaim the "Godzilla: King of Monsters" title. Raymond Burr, eat it.
     
  22. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Noooooooo! I need Raymond Burr for my "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon":

    1. Godzilla was in Godzilla with Raymond Burr.
    2. Raymond Burr was in Rear Window with Thelma Ritter.
    3. Thelma Ritter was in The Misfits with Eli Wallach.
    4. Eli Wallach was in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly with Clint Eastwood.
    5. Clint Eastwood was in Dirty Harry with John Vernon.
    6. John Vernon was in Animal House with Kevin Bacon.​

    (You might be interested in looking into The Misfits - the last movie made by both Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe.)
     
  23. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Might be, but not.
     

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