Seriously, where have I been?! Congrats on the engagement
Ha ha! Thanks. We've been engaged over 3 months now but I guess I forgot to make a formal announcement here. :l:I noticed that Rygor was using the F-word too. Thought maybe I'd missed the announcement.
Me, too, and I saw it (once was enough) way back when. Same with "Urban Cowboy". Yawn.In case I forgot to mention it, I saw Saturday Night Fever for the first time ever a week or so ago. I just wanted to know what all the fuss was about. I still don't know. I don't think there was a single likeable character in that whole movie, there was only one decent dancing scene, and the plot was lacking. I'd like that two hours of my life back, please.
I saw this one too. I liked it, but thought parts of it were too long/copies of elements from the previous Bourne movies. Overall one thumb up, if I'd paid full price might have been disappointed. Did like the fact that it leaves open the chance for either Cross or Bourne to return in the next movie. Possibly both!! 8-!Saw The Bourne Legacy last weekend. It's...ok...but the movie spends so much time trying to establish the background for what's going on that it doesn't have a chance to develop the characters any, and, even with that, you'd be totally lost if you haven't seen the three previous Bourne movies (and especially the third one).
I read the book and wanted to like it, but I ended up thinking it was "somewhat predictable" as well and don't feel inspired to read the last two (unless someone gave them to me for free). It sounds like the movie was similar.So we watched 'Divergent' about a month ago. The film depicts a dystopian future where society is based on castes centered on one's personality characteristics: the castes include Abnegation (selflessness) - perform leadership functions, Erudition - perform knowledge functions, Dauntless - police and defense functions, Candor - performed judicial functions, and kindness - they didn't talk about this one much but showed them doing farm work.
So young adults have to choose which caste they'll be in for the rest of their lives and they test everyone to determine where they belong. The test works 99.9% of the time but on rare occasions people test with multiple personality aptitudes and they label these types 'divergents'. Naturally, the Established Order feels these sorts are a threat and want them gone.
I found the movie somewhat predictable and the acting was sub-par for several of the leads. Also the ending provided little in the way of denouement. Still, there was enough interesting story-telling to adequately sustain viewer interest for two hours. I give it a C +
I think movies need to be rated on their category. Sounds like Mad Max gets a few stars based on action, car chase sequences, and thing blow up, but nothing on the making you think, great acting, or deep message end.I went to go see Mad Max: Fury Road last night. It was action packed from start to finish and visually stunning - the constant desert scenery was absolutely gorgeous and I had wished I was watching it in a true Imax theatre seating. I was entertained thoroughly but somehow I feel dumber for having seen it. I don't know if the movie gets ★ or ★★★★ from me. I'm confused. Although the fact that I'd be willing to go see it again tonight probably means I'm leaning towards the better rating.
Agreed. Bring the tissues too."Inside Out" gets two thumbs up from me. The fact that both Junior as well as mom & dad enjoyed it is proof that Pixar has certainly not lost its mojo.
Post of the day!!:lmao:Max Max - ***** Five stars....."Best pure action movie EVER made!" The One
Jurrasic World- *** Three stars....."Entertaining" The One
Spy- **** Four stars....."Very funny stuff" The One
I actually thought about that when I was watching. The writers were incredibly deft with how they created visual depictions for psychological principles. I was interested in their choice of the five emotions personified (joy, sadness, disgust, fear, anger). They could have chosen a number of other emotions (e.g. love, confusion, etc.) but settled on those for whatever reasons.Agreed. Bring the tissues too.
Was really impressed by the movie, especially as a tool to help Wes relate to emotions and social cues...this movie could be big in the Autism and social dysfunction disorder communities.
I was bored and slept through the end of the first third. I felt it was trying too hard and not necessary.Saw it with the family yesterday...loved it.
I've been waiting for this one since I first heard the concept and then some of the stuff from the soundtrack. Hopefully I can get out to see it tomorrow or Saturday since the wife and kids are headed back to the beach and I'll be home recovering from a minor surgery and will not be able to get outside and run or do anything else I'd rather be doing.Saw Baby Driver Monday with my son. Edgar Wright hits another one out of the park.
Saw Baby Driver Monday with my son. Edgar Wright hits another one out of the park...
It was awesome. After the movie was done I was seriously tempted to go right back to the ticket booth and buy another ticket to see it again.Hopefully I can get out to see it tomorrow or Saturday since the wife and kids are headed back to the beach and I'll be home recovering from a minor surgery and will not be able to get outside and run or do anything else I'd rather be doing.