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Old 10-07-2013, 10:28 AM   #1771
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Just saw Gravity last night, IMAX 3D. The movie was breathtaking. I literally had my mouth open for much of the movie.

That being said, some gaping plot holes- and some cheesy plot lines. If you're the type that watches a movie and any slight inconsistency ruins the movie for you, probably won't love it.

If you can suspend your disbelief slightly and buy into the plot; it will blow your mind. I left awestruck and thrilled. Worth the $20 price tag.
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Sound of My Voice seems to split people- no in between. Tell me what you think of it after seeing it. The duo's new one is called 'The East.' A bit too heavy handed for my taste, but I applaud the originality. Think a hipster Fight Club meets V for Vendetta.

Glad you liked the Imposter. I felt the exact same way when I watched it and saw myself slowly rethinking things as the story unfolded.
I thought Sound of My Voice was entertaining. Pretty damn good. I really like how they set the audience up and like how they just drop the ending and leave a lot of questions on the table. My question was the black lady really with the Justice department?

Couple documentries I watched on the netflick streaming I really enjoyed "I like Killing Flies" and "Last Days Here"...I gotta friend really into the band Pentagram and Last Days really sets up the story well and the rebirth.
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:42 AM   #1773
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way way back is decent. a bit slow.
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Old 10-10-2013, 02:44 PM   #1774
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I thought Sound of My Voice was entertaining. Pretty damn good. I really like how they set the audience up and like how they just drop the ending and leave a lot of questions on the table. My question was the black lady really with the Justice department?

Couple documentries I watched on the netflick streaming I really enjoyed "I like Killing Flies" and "Last Days Here"...I gotta friend really into the band Pentagram and Last Days really sets up the story well and the rebirth.
So happy you dug Sound, Chico! I think that viewers who let their minds take them on the film's journey tend to enjoy it more. As for the lady (highlight for spoiler):
I think she was from the future. Did you notice the first scene with her? She wakes up on the plane in a startled manner, as if she's readjusting to where she is. Also, what kind of government official has to check her hotel room for bugs before opening a sealed file with a photograph?

Just my theory, of course. Like you said, the ending it definitely up for interpretation.

Both of those documentaries sound great. I just added Last Days Here to my queue (I'll try to find the other one). Have you peeped "A Band Called Death"?
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Just saw Gravity last night, IMAX 3D. The movie was breathtaking. I literally had my mouth open for much of the movie.

That being said, some gaping plot holes- and some cheesy plot lines. If you're the type that watches a movie and any slight inconsistency ruins the movie for you, probably won't love it.

If you can suspend your disbelief slightly and buy into the plot; it will blow your mind. I left awestruck and thrilled. Worth the $20 price tag.
This pretty much sums up my experience. I'm not much of a scientist, so I guess I threw my suspension into orbit with Gravity. If you're going to see this film, definitely watch it in the theater... in 3D (which I rarely ever suggest). For an escapist plot, the emotional resonance worked. A freaking plus.

* I also appreciated how the VFX crew was listed in the credits right after the director and DP (even before the actors).
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:30 AM   #1776
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Went and saw Prisoners as it was 9/10! Jackman and Gyllenhaal were the best!
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Ok. I saw Gravity.

Let me start by saying it was a good movie.

That said; it was predictable (in my opinion), and for a movie thats an hour and a half long (short by todays standards) it still had parts that were boring/dragged on. Is this movie worth a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes? Hell no. Is it worth seeing? Yes, its a one of a kind movie. Is it worth spending the extra money for 3D? Yes. If I were you and you want to see this movie, see it now, while its in theaters on the big screen and not when it comes out on DVD/TV/Netflix/Redbox (unless you have a humongous 3D TV with Great surround sound). Did I see why the critics like it? Sure, but a lot of these critics need to pump the brakes on this. Its a good movie but I wouldn't say its one of the greatest all time nor one of the best of the year.

I'd give it a 7 out of 10.
I agree with this 100 percent.
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Just saw Gravity yesterday, I was kinda meh going into it but it turned out pretty decent. I didn't get to see it in 3D though as me and my bro couldn't wait for the next showing.
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Gravity was absolutely awful. Not sure what people are enjoying about it. If you want incredible visuals just go to JPL.NASA.gov. That's some REAL beauty.
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I dunno, I think I will pass.
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I liked the new interpretation of Carrie. Julianne Moore brought the house as the crazy mom. I'll have to think about how it stacks up against the first one, but this one stands well on its own. I like Spacek's lead a little more than Moretz's, but still a fan of Chloe. Judy Greer (the sexed crazed secretary in Archer) does a pretty good turn as the phys ed. teacher.
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I liked the new interpretation of Carrie. Julianne Moore brought the house as the crazy mom. I'll have to think about how it stacks up against the first one, but this one stands well on its own. I like Spacek's lead a little more than Moretz's, but still a fan of Chloe. Judy Greer (the sexed crazed secretary in Archer) does a pretty good turn as the phys ed. teacher.
I don't remember the original very well, but was Carrie homeschooled in the original??

I am not on either side of the home-school vs. regular school issue but i think it was a fairly accurate portrayal of what could happen unchecked, minus the telekenetic powers. I am referring to the awkardwness / weirdness fitting into normal society. The 2013 film stated that Carrie was homeschooled until the state made it illegal. I did not realize there was states where it was illegal.
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Old 10-19-2013, 07:16 PM   #1783
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Carrie attended High School...naturally in the original, but may have been Home Schooled prior to that. Sounds right
FWIW, the kids that I have been around that have been Home Schooled were...light years ahead of their Fed/State....Ed.....counterparts
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I liked the new interpretation of Carrie. Julianne Moore brought the house as the crazy mom. I'll have to think about how it stacks up against the first one, but this one stands well on its own. I like Spacek's lead a little more than Moretz's, but still a fan of Chloe. Judy Greer (the sexed crazed secretary in Archer) does a pretty good turn as the phys ed. teacher.
Have you ever seen this:Trollhunter (2010) - IMDb

pretty decent, Its been purchased for remake: Christopher Columbus Hires Neil Marshall For Troll Hunter Remake - CinemaBlend.com

I have to say, surprisingly good. Im interested to see some more money behind in the remake. check it
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:00 PM   #1785
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Have you ever seen this:Trollhunter (2010) - IMDb

pretty decent, Its been purchased for remake: Christopher Columbus Hires Neil Marshall For Troll Hunter Remake - CinemaBlend.com

I have to say, surprisingly good. Im interested to see some more money behind in the remake. check it
Oh yeah, definitely liked Trollhunter. I'm also a huge Neil Marshall fan, so I'm stoked to see the remake. I'm guessing you've seen The Descent and Dog Soldiers?

Norway's got an underrated horror scene. If you haven't already, check out Cold Prey and Dead Snow.
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