einsteinboricua
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Rotten Tomatoes: Airliners.net Edition

Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:37 pm

Seen any good movies lately? Want to recommend any? Want to warn us about others?

Use whatever criteria you want to judge a movie.

I'll start.

Movie: Beauty and the Beast
Score: 9/10
Would I see it again? Yes

I grew up during the so called Disney Renaissance era so the 90s movies have a special place in me. That's why I went to see Beauty and the Beast this weekend. I understand it's a live action film. However, some actors better stick with acting and not singing. I thought Emma Watson was a perfect fit for the role (and she managed to shed her Hermione Granger look). However, it can be said that other actors managed to outshine her. Special effects were very good (nothing less from Disney).

I took a point off for extra songs and bad voices (like I said, some actors just better stick with acting), and maybe a less than impressive ending (the animated version was way better). I'd definitely go see it again. Well worth the money.
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Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:51 pm

Movie: King Kong: Apocalypse Now (also known as Kong: Skull Island)
Score: 3/10
Would I see it again? No

Best part: Helicopters, guns and explosions
Worst parts: The rest of it.
 
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Re: Rotten Tomatoes: Airliners.net Edition

Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:57 pm

Movie: Passengers
Score: 6/10
Would You See Again: Yes

Better aviation/space fiction than circular runways.
 
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Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:35 pm

Movie: Train To Busan
Score: 8/10
Would You See Again: Yes

Trains, Zombies, Korea, and A Transformation Into A Meme In Asia.
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Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:16 pm

Knowing nothing about the film, I finally saw "Moonlight." It was impeccable. So much conveyed in such a simple story.

10/10
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Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:18 pm

Lion 9/10. I was apprehensive about this as I was half expecting a Bollywood feel, like Slumdog Millionaire and Marigold Hotel. It was anything but, and showed India in a very real and brutally honest way. Loved it, and would watch it again no problem.

Moonlight. 1/10. Couldn't believe this won best picture, as I'd already seen it and forgotten all about it (probably because of the lack of plot). The mumbling didn't help either. Wouldn't waste another minute on it, let alone an hour and a half.
 
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Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:36 pm

Gillian Anderson in Viceroys House got a 10 from me. She was excellent.
The film didn't try to cover the complex issues or the double dealing that went on at India's independence.
 
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Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:55 pm

dtw2hyd wrote:
Movie: Passengers
Score: 6/10
Would You See Again: Yes

Better aviation/space fiction than circular runways.


Watched this a couple of days ago. Started out brilliant, knocking about by yourself on a sleeper ship for a while seemed like an original idea. Then it just become so predictable and boring. I was predicting nearly everything before it happened. Chris Pratt gave a good performance as usual, but I think the best performance actually came from Michael Sheen. While he played what was basically a robotic beer tap, I swear I could see a glimmer of malice in his eyes when he divulged the big secret to Aurora.

I give it 3/10.
 
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Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:43 pm

Passengers : 7/10

Split : 8/10
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Re: Rotten Tomatoes: Airliners.net Edition

Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:53 am

einsteinboricua wrote:
Seen any good movies lately? Want to recommend any? Want to warn us about others?

Use whatever criteria you want to judge a movie.


Ah interesting, I was thinking of starting a movie-type thread, but not as creative as this one, so thanks. :profile:

One of my favourite movies I have seen in the last two years, well, I had to narrow it down to one for starters..

Movie: The Hundred Foot Journey
Would you see again: Yes
Best parts: The plot / storyline; the mix of humour, drama, adventure, romance, cooking, business (entrepreneurial), success stories. The stunning lighting in the movie and the countryside of France. The location filming. The actors and the lead characters.
Worst parts: None.

Story about an Indian family who moves to France and opens a restaurant across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant.

:cutie: :cutie: :cutie: :cutie: :cutie:

Two points for each emoticon = 10/10.
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Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:16 am

Movie: Hidden Figures
Would you see again: Yes
Best parts: Space Race era. I learnt things in this movie, regarding the segregation laws in the U.S. at the time. Strong characters, triumphs, women's rights. Had a balance of humour, romance, historical aspects, action, adventure. The early use of computers and how people lived and worked prior to their existence!
Worst parts: If I had to nitpick, for me, I ultimately prefer relaxing movies, this one was more a thinking persons movie. Not overly the best for unwinding to.

Three brilliant African-American women at NASA serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.

:trophy: :trophy: :trophy: :trophy: :trophy:

Score: 10/10.
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Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:06 am

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared. 9/10. A delightful off-the-wall Swedish film from the book of the same name. I enjoyed the book more, but the film was good fun.

Waffle Street. 6/10. Was alright but the whole plot felt rather glossed over. It was like someone had tried to turn a short story into a feature length film without adding any other depth.
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Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:56 pm

I meant for this to be about movies playing in theaters currently, but let's make it open to films that are already out.

I have two more films to recommend, based on books I loved reading.

The Reader
9/10
If you've read the book, then you'll like the movie. It's the story about a young man who falls in love with a woman many years his senior, how she harbors a secret past, and how one thing about her could set her free but destroy her. In the broader context, it's also how Germany struggles to come to terms with itself after the atrocities of the Holocaust. The book has a few more scenes that explore this topic; the movie flashes between current time and the main character's past. It's no wonder Kate Winslet won an award for this. She was really convincing.

The Kite Runner
8/10
Another book that deals with Afghan society during its many phases in history, from the relative prosperity of the monarchy, through the socialist government, through the civil war, and finally the Taliban era. A story that showcases the social status of people depending on their race and how the main character comes to terms with his past and attempts to redeem himself. The movie was a great depiction of the novel. A few scenes are a bit graphic, but for the most part, it did an excellent job of staying true to the book. And it actually used Middle Eastern actors, not Americans under makeup.
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Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:49 am

No movies... Just been watching a fair bit of GCN on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAB1SvyEpZc

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Re: Rotten Tomatoes: Airliners.net Edition

Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:00 pm

einsteinboricua wrote:
I meant for this to be about movies playing in theaters currently, but let's make it open to films that are already out.


Thank you for expanding the topic. I had felt distraught by limitation.

National Velvet
10/10

Loved it in the 40s, and anytime since when seen on late night TV (not for ages, though).

There are extremely few really good movies produced nowadays. They are mostly too loud and violent and lacking of moral content.

We need more/new Whoopi Goldbergs.
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Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:47 pm

Pork Pie
10/10

A remake/reinvention of the classic Goodbye, Pork Pie. I'm taking this bloody car to Invercargill!
Bollocks.

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