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What Movies Have You Watched Recently?

Post by Madzimum Thrill on Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:52 am

As the title suggest, what movies have you watched recently?
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Post by Lucy on Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:38 am

I have awful memory but I think the last one I watched was Moana. I'd missed it in the cinema so did a digital "hire" on my playstation and watched it at home. Very Happy

It was a really good Disney Princess movie, I enjoyed it a lot!
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Post by EncouragementMachine on Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:49 am

The Girl With All the Gifts. A lot of people slept on this one but I was pretty impressed.

I thought I had the whole story figured out pretty early (genre savvy) and I was mostly right, but just when the final act started it took a sharp left into territory I hadn't expected. It's so nice not to get another Hollywood ending crammed down one's throat!
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Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?

Post by Madzimum Thrill on Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:54 am

Blade (1998)

Figured I was gonna do both a personal comic movie retrospective and a personal comic movie catch-up. I've watched Phase 1 Marvel and Amazing Spider-Man fairly recently so I'm probably not gonna do those, and I watched Spider-Man 1 and 2 so much in the past that I'm not gonna do those either. I was thinking of skipping the Batman Begins trilogy but I might give those a hard rewatch since I didn't quite like things that everyone else praised about them the first time. Everything else has either been long enough that I can give it a fresh revisit, or I just plain haven't seen (older and newer Marvel movies, most DC movies etc)

Blade is still a pretty fun, by-the-book action movie. Things I didn't notice then but do now

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- I didn't notice that they mashed together a bunch of B-Movie kung-fu and blaxploitation stuff as a kid, probably because I didn't know what those were. I've never seen Shaft before but now I'm at least familiar with the trope, the pitch for this movie must've sounded something like "Imagine if Shaft was a half Vampire and had kung-fu ninja gunfights with other Vampires who go to nightclubs and look a lot like The Matrix except The Matrix hasn't come out yet."
- Also did not notice the subtle "weird" stuff back then. Frost caressing his Vampire master, implying that they're a gay couple, and Blade's mom being a little incesty with him when talking about giving in to being a Vampire.
- Frost slipping in the line about Blade being an "Uncle Tom" flew right by me as a kid. I was kinda like "Wowwwww, why did they even go ther... ohhhhh, it's a hidden blaxploitation movie, this badass black guy is kicking the crap out of a whole bunch of white dudes who use people as cattle. Frost even has a thing for black women."
- Frost bullet-timing Blade's gunshots in the park standoff feels iconic to me for some reason.
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Post by Lucy on Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:01 pm

Battle Royale (2000)

I'd never actually watched this before, and got round to it last night! I'd read the manga first, years ago, and although there are some differences there's also some constants.
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I don't know how I felt about the attempt to make the teacher vaguely sympathetic though. That plus his weird obsession with Noriko left me a bit uncomfortable, lol.
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Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?

Post by Madzimum Thrill on Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:30 pm

Blade 2 (2002)

FUCK, this movie is so cool. And definitely existing in that immediate post-Matrix world where every action movie needed crazy acrobatics and bullet-time even if they needed now-badly aging CGI to do it

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- I still lol at The Cat from Red Dwarf being a serious Vampire Ninja. Both characters have the fangs.
- For some reason I remembered Whistler being the bad guy and not the other nerd. I also remembered Whistler not coming back for the second movie, so maybe I was thinking of the third movie? I guess I'll see when I get there.
- Guillermo Del Toro must be a big fan of the Alien movies.
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Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?

Post by Garlic Junior on Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:38 am

Despicable Me 3
Was a lot funnier than the other ones, but still pretty dogshit. They slipped in some more adult jokes into this one, I guess taking into account that kids who grew up with the first one will be a bit older now, but I can see a few of those lines causing problems at home... anyway, this film series would have just been a Disney Channel TV show if, y'know, kids still watched TV and also if Disney owned the rights. As a movie plot, paper thin.

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