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#661 Waldonnis OFFLINE  

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 05:19 PM

Anyone have any recommendations for movies with a good Atmos audio track? Just tested out my new Atmos setup last night with Mad Max: Fury Road and was blown away. Now I'm on the hunt for some others as most lists or recommendations I've found date back to 2015.

 

Mad Max: Fury Road is hands-down the best Atmos track that I've heard outside of a demo track, so it's going to be hard to top that.  I've heard good things about the Atmos tracks on Logan (4k), John Wick, and Batman vs. Superman (mostly the action scenes in this one), but I haven't personally heard them on a proper Atmos speaker setup.  Sadly, my audio setup is in a woeful state since I moved into this tiny condo with weirdly-angled walls and concrete ceiling, so I can't check out some of my newer movies to see how they compare.



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Posted 25 June 2017 - 09:41 PM

Watched a few movies recently and thought I'd do short takes on each.

 

Despicable Me 3: Took my 3yo daughter to watch this. She loved it. I was pretty disappointed. Even as an adult, I loved the first 2 movies, and this one just didn't seem to capture any of the brilliant and funny moments that made the others a hit.

 

Fast and the Furious 8: Pretty much exactly what you'd expect. The movie was fine. I think it's definitely lost the appeal from the first ones, and you can probably watch the trailer to get the whole story line. However, if you're looking to spend 2 hours watching fast cars, gun, girls. and explosions, then this is not a bad way to do it. Sometimes that's all you need from a movie.

 

Beauty and the Beast: One of my favourite movies of the last year, and I was not expecting it at all. I was never a huge Disney fan as a kid, and my favourites were more like The Lion King and Aladdin. This movie still managed to bring out so much nostalgia in me. They nailed everything about this movie. It stayed true to the original, while still appealing to an adult audience.

 

The Great Wall: Terrible movie, stay away. They spent all their effort getting Matt Damon to star, and forgot they had to make a movie.

 

Logan: Loved it. I'm a huge X-Men fan, and I'm going to miss Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart. I loved that it was very character driven. I feel like X-Men is really the only superhero series that still cares about characters (I haven't watched Wonder Women yet). 


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Posted 05 July 2017 - 07:30 AM

All i can say about Wonder Women,is i never what to meet that &^%$# in a Dark Alley! :o



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Posted 05 July 2017 - 02:38 PM

All i can say about Wonder Women,is i never what to meet that &^%$# in a Dark Alley! :o

WW: decent movie, WAY too much Chris Pine! I felt like the movie became all about him. That's where they lost the "wonder" for me (pun intended).

Baby Driver: Fantastic movie! despite being extremely predictable - a plot line I've seen a dozen times before.

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 11:22 PM

Just watched Annihilation. So good!



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Posted 05 May 2018 - 09:43 AM

Avengers: Infinity War 

   First time i ever saw the Avengers get The Smackdown Put on there Candy Asses,haha. Thanos and his Goons just dismantled the Avengers!! 



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Posted 17 October 2018 - 06:50 AM

The Apu Trilogy has been on my 'to watch list' for a number of years but with 3 kids and a wife who isn't keen on foreign cinema stalled me from getting around to watching them.  Then when the recent Simpsons "scandal" about Apu brought to light that Apu is actually named after the character in these films - well, now I had to watch it.

 

They are fantastic.  Poignant and beautifully shot they remind me of something from Goddard or Truffaut, Ray here had created something like Indian neo-realism.   Highly recommended.



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Posted 10 November 2018 - 12:04 AM

Just finished Ready Player One, and everyone liked it including the wife who hates most games and 80s movies.  The visual and sound effects were really cool, and there were a ton of pop culture references from the 80s and 90s.  It really wasn't as cheezy as we thought it would be, and it does a good job of holding your attention



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 11:08 AM

I just watched Mandy.  It's pretty great for those who like revenge and horror movies.  There is an epic chain saw fight scene which is worth the price of admission.



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Posted 13 January 2019 - 04:42 PM

I got around to watching Bird Box, last night. I very much enjoyed it.



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Posted 28 February 2019 - 09:21 AM

Recently I've watched:

 

Into Great Silence

Overlord

Breath

Lone Wolf and Cub

Creed 2

 

I would recommend all of them to a certain degree, but Into Great Silence and Lone Wolf and Cub are the top two on the list, IMO.



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Posted 28 February 2019 - 02:16 PM

Into Great Silence, looks interesting.

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Posted 23 June 2019 - 08:30 PM

I've been watching Westerns as of late. 3:10 to Yuma (both versions), My Darling Clementine, and A fistful of dollars - among others.

But the standout was one I actually didn't know about - the sequel to A Fistful of Dollars- For a Few More Dollars. It's a great western! I was pleasantly surprised.

Next is the last in the trilogy The good, the bad and the ugly.

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 10:52 PM

If anyone here is like me and love classic, foreign, or rare cinema then you should check out criterionchannel.com. the apps/options leave something to be desired but the film content is like nothing you'll find on any other streaming site or your local video rental kiosk (or shop - if it still exists.

And speaking of streaming sites I finally watched Spectral on Netflix. Thoroughly underwhelming, and I hated the ending.

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Posted 08 July 2019 - 01:01 AM

Sadly not yet available in the UK but I'll likely sign up once available as it's right up my street.

I watched Hellraiser:judgment. The first 2 or 3 are great but they should have stopped after that... They're awful.

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 02:18 PM

Maniac (1934).. Probably one of the weirdest AND oldest movies I've watched. 
 
The Asphalt Jungle. One of the first heist movies and one of the first with Marilyn Monroe. Pretty good.
 
The Rules of film noir. BBC documentary about film noir. Pretty interesting and gave me a few ideas of movies to add to my collection.
 
Driller Killer. Apparently banned in the UK until 1999 but it didn't really do much for me. 


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Posted 09 July 2019 - 02:21 PM

Pleasantly surprised by "Yesterday".  Formulaic, yes but I didn't really have too high expectations and how can you go wrong with Lily James! :D 







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