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Snak
Oct 10, 2005

I myself will carry you to the Gates of Valhalla...
You will ride eternal,
shiny and chrome.


Grimey Drawer

GreenNight posted:

Also when Hans told his thug to shoot the glass first in his own language then in English, cause yeah like the thug wouldn't understand.

Actually that's awesome and not an issue.

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Proposition Joe
Oct 8, 2010

He was a good man


IRQ posted:

Mad Max was a very good movie but it had issues, issues that it shares with Star Wars actually(wait who is in power, why, that doesn't make any sense [these aren't really spoilers ok]) but also issues on top of that that make no sense, and Star Wars was better otherwise while Mad Max didn't make you question those issues as much Star Wars had actual characters.


Also perfect action movie? Come the gently caress on, Die Hard perfected that decades ago.

Immortan Joe is the big bad guy in Mad Max Fury Road. Mad Max is very clear in every facet of its plot, so sorry about your brain disease.

sbaldrick
Jul 19, 2006
Driven by Hate


Manos del Sino posted:

I thought John Wick was the best action movie I've seen in ages. Not much messing around with plot or setting, just Keanu with a headshot hack chasing after the lowliest Reek.

I haven't seen the new Star Wars yet though.

John Wick had a pretty straight forward revenge movie plot. It even dealt with setting and world building more the Star Wars or the Avengers did.

Manos del Sino
Apr 12, 2004

Original Pony


Soiled Meat

sbaldrick posted:

John Wick had a pretty straight forward revenge movie plot. It even dealt with setting and world building more the Star Wars or the Avengers did.

Right, that stuff was there, it just didn't take up much screen time. I mean that to its credit.

Sleeveless
Dec 25, 2014
Probation
Can't post for 10 years!


Both Fury Road and The Force Awakens benefitted a lot from their breakneck pace and lack of downtime. I am all in favor of movies having little downtime instead of being 3+ hour bloated monstrosities.

Sober
Nov 19, 2011

First touch: Life.
Second touch: Dead again. Forever.

Fooz posted:

Are we just going to drive 'strong' (which means 'punches people' these days for some reason, see Mad Max, Hunger Games, Star Wars, Divergent, X-men, Avengers) female characters into the ground? Is it because action movies are the de facto supreme form of entertainment? Theres good art about strong and weak people of either sex. It seems to me that strong women have been a staple of dramas for decades, but nobody has cared much.
If you've come to this conclusion then you've found your way out of the hole that is the Joss Whedon school of "'strong' female characters".

But yeah in a tentpole blockbuster action movie I think women have finally reached equality when it comes to playing action heroes and having just as poor and thin motivations and as equally little character development as men have had in all the decades prior. That being said there are still cases where it's exceptionally lovely.

IRQ
Sep 9, 2001

SUCK A DICK, DUMBSHITS!



Proposition Joe posted:

Immortan Joe is the big bad guy in Mad Max Fury Road. Mad Max is very clear in every facet of its plot, so sorry about your brain disease.

Really, it explained why villain guy was in charge or how? When?

Mad Max was a great movie but it was totally devoid of context, which in many ways is why it worked as well as it did.

OldTennisCourt
Sep 11, 2011

by VideoGames


IRQ posted:

Really, it explained why villain guy was in charge or how? When?

Mad Max was a great movie but it was totally devoid of context, which in many ways is why it worked as well as it did.

He was in charge because he was a military leader in a lawless wasteland and gained a following using a cult of personality and took over an important resource and made himself into a head of a religion. Why the does it matter when?

It's been months since I've seen it dude but I remember that.

Bruceski
Aug 21, 2007

The tools of a hero mean nothing without a solid core.



IRQ posted:

Really, it explained why villain guy was in charge or how? When?

He had the water, water is life. Makes perfect sense to a desert rat.

Lycus
Aug 5, 2008

Half the posters in this forum have been made up. This website is a goddamn ghost town.


Don't become addicted to it, though.

DivisionPost
Jun 28, 2006

Nobody likes you.
Everybody hates you.
You're gonna lose.

Smile, you fuck.


lelandjs posted:

Spy was really really good. I also really enjoyed The Man From U.N.C.L.E., though because of the setting, characters, and action it really felt like I was watching a less aggressively Japanese Metal Gear Solid cutscene movie.

What's up! That movie ruled! It was just two hours of everyone trying to out-smug each other, however futile the effort was whenever Henry Cavill or Hugh Grant was in the scene, and every second of it was glorious.

Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



Inspector 34 posted:

I don't think I get this mindset. Does prior knowledge really affect your viewing experience so much? I also don't give a poo poo about spoilers though so maybe I'm the weird one.

If it wasn't hyped as the greatest thing ever I wouldn't have been disappointed once I saw it, and so my overall opinion would be more positive.

Sleeveless
Dec 25, 2014
Probation
Can't post for 10 years!


Spy was so good, and everybody who pisses and moans about the lack of R-rated comedies these days but didn't see it because [mumbles] really has no right to complain anymore.

Mu Zeta
Oct 17, 2002

Me crush ass to dust



What if I wanted comedies without lazy fat jokes

Maxwell Lord
Dec 12, 2008

I am drowning.
There is no sign of land.
You are coming down with me, hand in unlovable hand.

And I hope you die.

I hope we both die.


:smith:



Grimey Drawer

IRQ posted:

Mad Max was a very good movie but it had issues, issues that it shares with Star Wars actually(wait who is in power, why, that doesn't make any sense [these aren't really spoilers ok])

Immortan Joe, because he has the water, nobody's stood up to him yet and he's a charismatic dictator who created a cult of personality.

Next?

Sleeveless
Dec 25, 2014
Probation
Can't post for 10 years!


Mu Zeta posted:

What if I wanted comedies without lazy fat jokes

Then you'd probably like Spy, because a big part of why her character is such an effective spy is because people think fat women are worthless garbage so it's that much easier for her to murder the poo poo out of them.

Bruceski
Aug 21, 2007

The tools of a hero mean nothing without a solid core.



DivisionPost posted:

What's up! That movie ruled! It was just two hours of everyone trying to out-smug each other, however futile the effort was whenever Henry Cavill or Hugh Grant was in the scene, and every second of it was glorious.

I love watching The Dove Affair from the original series. It's a solid hour of Robert Vaughn and Ricardo Montalban having a scene-stealing competition. The movie captured the feel of the series quite well, which is a relief because the trailers were much more... what's the right word, blockbuster-y, than the actual movie.

Shageletic
Jul 25, 2007


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So uh guys I might need an extension for the top 10 favorite list thingie. Here's a list of TV shows I want to catch up on, or revisit, before I feel I can do that.

Jesus Christ what am I doing with my life posted:

Sens8, Unreal, The Jinx, Nathan for You, Last Week Tonight, Louie, Fargo, Mad Men, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Crazy Ex-girlfriend, Masters of None, Mr. Robot, Catastrophe, Scream Queens, The Genius, Ash v. Evil Dead, The Knick, The Brink, The Grinder, Another Period, Documentary Now!, Transparent, Show Me a Hero, Bojack Horseman, Rectify, Parks and Rec, Louie, Banshee, inside Amy Schumer, Versailles, 12 Monkeys, Humans

Yeesh. And the last four days before New Years isn't really primo available TV watching nights either....I feel like a kid cramming for a test after slacking all semester.

EDIT: That's not even counting the random TV I've come across this year, that I need to remember.

raditts
Feb 21, 2001

The Kwanzaa Bot is here to protect me.




Manos del Sino posted:

I thought John Wick was the best action movie I've seen in ages. Not much messing around with plot or setting, just Keanu with a headshot hack chasing after the lowliest Reek.

I haven't seen the new Star Wars yet though.

I've gotta say I definitely enjoyed John Wick more than Fury Road or Star Wars. They did a really good job of establishing the "world" that he operates in without running it into the ground.

Fury Road was good and rewatchable but try as I might I don't really feel it as much as some of you "best movie of the year all years" guys. There are a couple parts that really drag.

raditts fucked around with this message at 06:24 on Dec 29, 2015

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004




Grimey Drawer

Shageletic....what actually did you watch this year

Rocksicles
Oct 19, 2012

by Nyc_Tattoo


It's a great movie. But not even the best action movie.

Mu Zeta
Oct 17, 2002

Me crush ass to dust



It makes me want to see George Miller's version of Contact. He worked on that for over a year before being fired.

Rocksicles
Oct 19, 2012

by Nyc_Tattoo


Wow, i didn't know that. I only rewatched it last week.

ShakeZula
Jun 17, 2003

Nobody move and nobody gets hurt.



Contact is a very good movie, highly-underrated in my opinion.

Snak
Oct 10, 2005

I myself will carry you to the Gates of Valhalla...
You will ride eternal,
shiny and chrome.


Grimey Drawer

The ending bit of Contact kind of undermines it main theme. It's a good film, but it kind off gets lost thematically. Like they wanted to have "religious ppl r dum" and "the gubment"/" top men" instead of "the prophet Jodie Foster".

McSpanky
Jan 16, 2005








Aphrodite posted:

If it wasn't hyped as the greatest thing ever I wouldn't have been disappointed once I saw it, and so my overall opinion would be more positive.

If you hadn't bought into the hype you wouldn't have been disappointed. "Overhyped" is the "society made me do it" of opinions.

Sober
Nov 19, 2011

First touch: Life.
Second touch: Dead again. Forever.

Shageletic posted:

So uh guys I might need an extension for the top 10 favorite list thingie. Here's a list of TV shows I want to catch up on, or revisit, before I feel I can do that.

Yeah I feel the same, even though I definitely watched my fair share of shows this calendar year I'm trying to squeeze in one more before I get to my list, but closing the polls as soon as the ball drops feels a bit too early for me. Maybe I'll still post it afterwards and just not care about not getting included in the results.

FactsAreUseless
Feb 16, 2011



Mu Zeta posted:

Die Hard has some issues.

The scene where Willis throws the body onto the cop's car is confusing. It looks like Willis is shooting the machine gun when he says "welcome to the party, pal" when it's one of the Germans. It's clearer on the second watch but that scene is a mess.

When Hans is pretending to be American and then points the gun at Willis and cocks the hammer it looks like he tried to pull the trigger and it was blank. So the moment is spoiled when he tries to shoot for real.
Those are some incredibly minor problems.

Rarity
Oct 21, 2010

i fucking love scoops


The BBC just did a fantastic version of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None. The cast is full on amazing (it includes Charles Dance, Aiden Turner, Burn Gorman, Miranda Richardson, Toby Stephens, Noah Taylor), the way its shot is beautiful and the story is as great as it's always been. I never think much of our costume dramas but this was a great watch and worth tracking down if you can find it.

Regy Rusty
Apr 26, 2010



Ooh I love that book/play/movie. I'll definitely check it out.

Shageletic
Jul 25, 2007


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Escobarbarian posted:

Shageletic....what actually did you watch this year

Man...at this point I don't even know.

EDIT: I've seen at least five shows on that list, but I'm still not sure how I feel about them. The others I still haven't gotten too. Oh poo poo, just thought of another one. loving Vikings.

Shageletic fucked around with this message at 14:48 on Dec 29, 2015

sbaldrick
Jul 19, 2006
Driven by Hate


Rarity posted:

The BBC just did a fantastic version of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None. The cast is full on amazing (it includes Charles Dance, Aiden Turner, Burn Gorman, Miranda Richardson, Toby Stephens, Noah Taylor), the way its shot is beautiful and the story is as great as it's always been. I never think much of our costume dramas but this was a great watch and worth tracking down if you can find it.

It's going to air on Lifetime rather then PBS for some reason.

sbaldrick fucked around with this message at 15:41 on Dec 29, 2015

CobiWann
Oct 21, 2009

Have fun!


Rarity posted:

The BBC just did a fantastic version of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None. The cast is full on amazing (it includes Charles Dance, Aiden Turner, Burn Gorman, Miranda Richardson, Toby Stephens, Noah Taylor), the way its shot is beautiful and the story is as great as it's always been. I never think much of our costume dramas but this was a great watch and worth tracking down if you can find it.

Oh my...that sounds fantastic.

HorseRenoir
Dec 25, 2011





Pillbug

I might get burned at the stake for this, but I enjoyed Furious 7 more than Fury Road

ufarn
May 30, 2009


HorseRenoir posted:

I might get burned at the stake for this, but I enjoyed Furious 7 more than Fury Road
That's fair enough. Fury Road is a very "interesting" movie, but I'd rather show F7 to a group of people without knowing their tastes to ensure everyone had a decent time.

Snak
Oct 10, 2005

I myself will carry you to the Gates of Valhalla...
You will ride eternal,
shiny and chrome.


Grimey Drawer

ufarn posted:

That's fair enough. Fury Road is a very "interesting" movie, but I'd rather show F7 to a group of people without knowing their tastes to ensure everyone had a decent time.

yeah, I mean, that's not surprising since mainstream hollywood is more concerned with pleasing a wide audience.

This isn't a diss, this is just me pointing out that pleasing a wider group of people without knowing their taste was literally a goal of F7.

edit: This movie talk keeps confusing me about what thread I'm in.

So now that Dark Matter is on netflix, I've started watching it. It's pretty good. Nothing fantastic, but fun and good for the genre. 3 episodes in so far, and it's funny, moves at a decent pace, and has decent action.

Three and the Android are my favorite characters so far.

Snak fucked around with this message at 18:04 on Dec 29, 2015

raditts
Feb 21, 2001

The Kwanzaa Bot is here to protect me.




I would like to see Fury Road performed with the cast of Furious 7.

IRQ
Sep 9, 2001

SUCK A DICK, DUMBSHITS!



raditts posted:

I would like to see Fury Road performed with the cast of Furious 7.

Ludacris as Furiosa, The Rock, Jason Statham, and Vin Diesel as the harem. Yes, I like this idea.

Snak
Oct 10, 2005

I myself will carry you to the Gates of Valhalla...
You will ride eternal,
shiny and chrome.


Grimey Drawer

I mean, they are good breeding stock...

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PriorMarcus
Oct 16, 2008

ASK ME ABOUT BEING ALLERGIC TO POSITIVITY


Puck from Glee has been arrested in relation to child pornography.

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