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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Onhell, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    I watched Imperium starring Daniel Radcliffe. He stars as an young FBI analyst specializing in translation who is sent undercover in a white power group to discover if they are behind the theft of radioactive materials. During his plunge into the racist American subculture, he finds himself relating to his marks in ways he never expected.

    Really interesting thriller. Very odd to watch Harry Potter tossing out racial epithets. 4/5, watch it on Netflix some night.
  2. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Watched Assassin's Creed with friends but we didn't have enough time to finish it and probably never will. It made me angry at how bad it is. I loved the 3 games I played. They took everything good from these games and made it as minor as fucking possible. Modern world scenes dragged, story was way too complicated and they spent way too much time and money on CGI scenes in the present. Also Marion Cottilard was so bad. I think there are only 3 sections of the movie set in the past and as the final insult, the fighting scenes from the past are interspered with Fassbender fighting the air in that new Animus. So fucking bad. Why the fuck would you do that????? Character progression? LOL! Cinematography? So much dust and sand everywhere, looked really really bland.
  3. terrell39

    terrell39 Ancient Mariner

    Did you give up on Arrow or are you still watching?
  4. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    Oh yeah, I gave up last year.
  5. JudasMyGuide

    JudasMyGuide Domini canis

    Have (re)watched a lot of movies lately. List below, asterisks are movies I've seen for the first time, highlights in red, lowlights in blue.

    The Help (2011)
    Life of Pi (2012) *
    Ben-Hur (1959)
    Juno (2007) *
    Silence (2016) *
    The Bourne Identity (2002)
    The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
    The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
    The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

    The Conjuring 2 (2016) *
    Angels & Demons (2009) *
    Inferno (2016) *
    Hulk (2003)

    A Happy Event (2011) *
    The Tenant (1976) *
    Sully (2016) *
    A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
    For a Few Dollars More (1965)
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

    I Confess (1953)
    Celebrity (1998) *
    Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
    The Nun’s Story (1959) *

    Scarface (1983)
    Raging Bull (1980) *

    Lowlights - Life of Pi had a good idea (in theory) and interesting visuals, but in the end, I don't see the point, nor a reason for re-watching. It's probably not bad, just mediocre, but a rather tiring experience nonetheless. Angels and Demons were probably better than Da Vinci Code, but still pretty stupid and Inferno was some of the worst shit I've seen lately. The Tenant has a good reputation, but I don't really think it's deserved. Third time's not the charm for Polanski, he tries way too hard here, and is way too vague, the movie is overlong for what it is and ... maybe it's a distasteful remark, but for the first time I felt as if I was actually watching a movie made by a rapist. The whole "poor bloke tortured by other people, innocent but suspected etc." had a weird effect on me, expecially as he cast himself as the protagonist. But maybe it's just me. Celebrity was so far probably the worst Allen movie. Even then it was pretty tolerable, but unless endlessly ogling various birds is what you are after (and I'm sorry, but it was obviously the thing on Allen's mind here), you'll be probably disappointed. Also, Branagh is a very good actor, but maybe too good - when he tries to copy Allen's mannerisms, he succeeds completely... and it's weird.

    Scorsese's Silence was probably my best cinema experience since A Most Wanted Man, maybe ever. Of course there was only about ten people in the cinema and half of them left before the movie was over. :facepalm: I guess that was expected.
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2017
  6. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    I thought The Tenant was an intense, scary film. The film succeeded in bringing across a claustrophobic atmosphere, you could feel the insanity of the main person. It worked.
  7. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    I finally saw Anthropoid, I wanted to see it in the theater, but stuff got in the way .. then I saw it on a flight last week. Very good movie about the assassination of Heydrich in Prague. Worth seeing if you have any interest in the topic.
  8. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    We've got the DVD, but never got round to watching it. Will get onto it now.
  9. Maturin

    Maturin Sköldpadda

    The Dark Tower just got a teaser poster.


    Fantastic poster, and while I look forward to the film... This is probably not going to end well, regardless of the quality of the film itself. Myself not included, book fans seem to be bashing the film already because of black main character, not being true to the source material etc. Anyone want to bet on this?
  10. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Poster looks good. I just started book 5 (trying to finish before the movies, taking two weeks to read each book so this should be fine) and it's a great story so far.

    I have low expectations for the film, but that's based on things other than Roland being black. I don't think the series is unfilmable, but a TV series would work better imo.
  11. Ariana

    Ariana Purple leopard

    Wow, the poster is great!
    As for the film, I am going to see it but I can't help but think it will be a disappointment. The topic of casting Idris Elba as Roland was discussed quite indepth some months ago here.
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  12. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    I'm not gonna see it in the cinema, but if it gets good reviews I might see it at home. I was never really interested in the books.
  13. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    I think Idris Elba will make a great Roland. I am not sure they will write a great Roland for him to be.
  14. Maturin

    Maturin Sköldpadda

    The vibe I got from the leaked trailer was that Roland needs to be convinced the world deserves to be saved. As in, Roland's lost faith and Jake is the one driving the story. It's an understandable change if it is indeed like that, but we'll just have to wait and see. :)

    Roland in the books goes from cold and willing to sacrifice anyone to reach his goals to more and more human as the story progresses. While it can be discussed, the general sense is that his motivation isn't saving the world, it's only about reaching the tower, for pure selfish reasons. Everything else is secondary.
  15. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    To fans of the book: Does the trailer give anything away from the last three novels?
  16. Maturin

    Maturin Sköldpadda

    The only thing I could identify belonging to a specific book is Jake's storyline from II and III. But it seems to be mixed up with the same from I... So you'll hardly be spoiled.
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  17. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    I read the book a looooooong time ago ... I just thing the movie will be like trying to do The Stand ... many of his books translate well to movies (or at least should, certainly some were crappy, but they could have been good) .. Dark Tower and The Stand do not seem that way to me
  18. terrell39

    terrell39 Ancient Mariner

    Just saw The Accountant. Full of twists and surprises. Loved it. Besides Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick & JK Simmons also do a good job. Great film about autism as well, but not for kids. Too violent.
  19. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    This looks really good:

  20. Ariana

    Ariana Purple leopard

    Cool, I had no idea they had filmed it. The book is amazing, so I'm hoping they have done a good job out of it.

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