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#61 chef OFFLINE  

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 06:40 PM

Anyone hear about the Ghostbusters reboot. Apparently an all female cast. Hmmm...

I love my Bill Murray, too bad about Harold Ramis. Hopefully the rest if the cast will at least make cameos.

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 07:15 PM

Anyone hear about the Ghostbusters reboot. Apparently an all female cast. Hmmm...

I love my Bill Murray, too bad about Harold Ramis. Hopefully the rest if the cast will at least make cameos.

Yea, heard about it... and the all female cast.

 

It's going to be really weird to see Ghostbusters without Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, etc.

 

It's being directed by the guy who did Bridesmaids, which was a really funny movie, but also The Heat which didn't look as good (I haven't seen it tho). I'm personally hoping that we get cameos from Bill Murray and that the girls are all his (from different women to fit his personality), or all the guy's, daughters. That would be a great/funny start. How can the new "Egon" not be the daughter of Bill Murray (Venkman) and Sigourney Weaver (Dana Barret). Remember she was a professional Celloist and seemed smart too.



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Posted 24 October 2014 - 08:37 PM

Anyone hear about the Ghostbusters reboot. Apparently an all female cast. Hmmm...

I love my Bill Murray, too bad about Harold Ramis. Hopefully the rest if the cast will at least make cameos.

 

Oh dear... Given that Bill Murray had always refused to be involved with a third installment... and that it is a comedy classic... I can't think of any 4 females that would be suitable to fill those roles... and with Ivan Reitman pulling out from the directors role... It just seems like a really, really bad idea.

 

Some films should not be remade, or re imagined with a new cast... and Ghostbusters is one of them.



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Posted 24 October 2014 - 08:46 PM

Some films should not be remade, or re imagined with a new cast... and Ghostbusters is one of them.

 

But... but... Hollywood has been on such a roll lately with remaking 80's classics:

 

Robocop, Total Recall, A-Team, 21 Jump Street, Fame, Conan, Clash of the Titans, Footloose, Arthur, Miami Vice, Dukes of Hazzard...



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Posted 25 October 2014 - 03:40 AM

But... but... Hollywood has been on such a roll lately with remaking 80's classics:

 

Robocop, Total Recall, A-Team, 21 Jump Street, Fame, Conan, Clash of the Titans, Footloose, Arthur, Miami Vice, Dukes of Hazzard...

To be fair, 21 Jump Street was pretty good (and 22 Jump Street was hilarious)



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Posted 25 October 2014 - 05:38 AM

21 Jump Street was OK, but the sequel went way to far with the 'we're going to joke about how this movie is a sequel'... If they'd left it one or two little jokes in the beginning... Like the scene showing them building across the road at '23 Jump Street' and so forth... It would have been ok. But the non stop barrage of jokes about how it's a sequel and copying the format or not copying the format and so forth wore very thin with me very quickly... In fact if you take all of those jokes out of the script, you are left with very few decent ones at all... they must account for a good 50% of the total jokes.

 

 

The end credits on the other hand were excellent... they should have removed all the 'sequel jokes' from the script and just relied upon the credits as they were funnier than the movie.  :)



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Posted 25 October 2014 - 09:11 AM

Watched The anomaly Last night - I do liked a good British film (Being British) This had a decent scenario only 9.47 mins to actually do something - as sci fi movies go it was different enough to keep me watching and gets a 9/10 from me low budget but great story - Give it a go:

 

http://bolt.cd/board/f32/anomaly-2014-720p-1080p-bluray-1040203/


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Posted 25 October 2014 - 11:32 AM

I didn't think 21 Jump Street (the movie) was very good at all. I couldn't even watch the whole movie. It had none of the spirit of the TV show and the jokes were pandering. Sometimes it's just the mood or expectation going into watching a movie that can sway your feeling but I couldn't stand it.



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Posted 26 October 2014 - 09:14 AM

21 Jump Street I thought was great - perfect hangover movie that doesn't require much brain power at all, just sit back and enjoy.

 

I'll have to check out "The Anomaly" sounds quite good.

 

"Starred Up" is a great British prison movie, nice and gritty, a bit like McVicar. Watched it the other day and found it proper good.



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Posted 26 October 2014 - 10:43 AM

Watched TMNT Yesterday. As a kid I was obsessed with ninja turtles, I loved the cartoon and I remember seeing the first film when it came out in theaters. I really loved the original first 2 (3rd was terrible). I found this movie typical of what you expect in newer movies, a huge CGI budget with the rest of the film lacking everything else. It was enjoyable, but I found the entire movie a little too goofy and kiddish, and splinter just looked retarded.. like a mutant Deer.  A good movie for kids but adults not so much, I'd say 6/10. A good one time watch but nothing amazing. I'd stick with the original if your a fan of TMNT.

 

Also watched The November Man, its exactly what you would expect from a movie with Pierce Brosnan and the spy type genre. Good acting, action and a decent plot. Kept me interested the entire film. 8/10.



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Posted 26 October 2014 - 01:20 PM

 

Watched The anomaly Last night - I do liked a good British film (Being British) This had a decent scenario only 9.47 mins to actually do something - as sci fi movies go it was different enough to keep me watching and gets a 9/10 from me low budget but great story - Give it a go:

 

 

 

I have this on my watch list at the moment,  some movies I have to be in the right mood for... Which is why I only tend to watch movies like 21 Jump Street when I want to be distracted by dumb humour (which isn't often)... If The Anomolay is more of a thinkers sci-fi... I'm in the mood for something like that tonight.

 

 

Watched TMNT Yesterday. As a kid I was obsessed with ninja turtles, I loved the cartoon and I remember seeing the first film when it came out in theaters. I really loved the original first 2 (3rd was terrible). I found this movie typical of what you expect in newer movies, a huge CGI budget with the rest of the film lacking everything else. It was enjoyable, but I found the entire movie a little too goofy and kiddish, and splinter just looked retarded.. like a mutant Deer.  A good movie for kids but adults not so much, I'd say 6/10. A good one time watch but nothing amazing. I'd stick with the original if your a fan of TMNT.

 

Ignore the 2014 snoozefest that is so bad I had to split into 2 sittings to be able to watch it all the way through... I got sick of it just over half way trough and had to turn it off... A few days later I remembered to finish it and wondered why I'd bothered. It's an utter pile of shite... Competes with the new Transformers movie for lamest piece of crap of the year... and both have Michael Bay involved... one as producer and the other as director. If there was ever a film maker that I wish would have a tragic accident that left him brain dead... there would be no change in the quality of his movies. What we need is brain dead and in a coma.

 

What... It's not like I'm wishing he was dead.   :)   OK... maybe just blind, deaf and mute  :lol:

 

If you really want to see a great TMNT movie, then grab the animated film from about 8yrs ago... That's how you make a decent turtle movie.

 

 

 

I've been watching some old faves recently... Last night I curled up in bed with Iron Man... Great movie.



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Posted 26 October 2014 - 06:08 PM

I also started watching TMNT last night and I fell asleep. I am going to attempt it again tonight.

All I can say so far is:

"Michael Bay! KaBoom!!"

What is that sub frequency he always uses?

And what the heck is all the J.J. Abrams lens flares?

I will say this as a huge fan of action movies (even the worst action movies, which I can still find entertaining ie. Die Hard with a vengeance) the Shredder in this movie looks amazing...

Until stupid Michael Bay over does it with how many knives shoot out if his arm... Come On Mr. Bay just because you can doesn't mean you should completely over do it!

Splinter looks the best out of all the animation in the whole movie, but I much rather the original actors voice from the 90s movie.

INTERESTING FACT ABOUT TMNT: in the original comic book, The ooze which changed the turtles in to mutants, just happens to be the same toxic canister which changes Daredevil from the Marvel universe into a blind man and gives him powers to see sounds instead.

Unfortunately, the original comic book firm couldn't actually say so in the story of the turtles, the images drawn in the first comic book, draw the canister exactly the same, and the label is exactly the same as that which is drawn in Daredevil issue 1.

Since the canister is never mentioned again in the Daredevil story line it was used by the other company.

That is pretty interesting if your an old comic geek like me, with an embarrassing five hundred comic books in boxes, in storage... Yep...

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 06:15 PM

I pretty much try and avoid Michael Bay movies. They are all the same and all leave me wanting more. I'm sure you guys will be glad to hear that he is producing ANOTHER Transformers movie and TMNT 2.

 

One movie of his that I actually liked was Pain & Gain. Not because it's a great film but because he actually didn't blow anything up!!!



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Posted 26 October 2014 - 06:33 PM

Hmmmm i didnt mind the latest transformers, it was a bit weak, the issue was the length of it!!! Holy crap its long.

However a movie i watched tonight was Enemy, quite clever but a bit slow. Its one of those that i'm not sure if its good or crap yet. But i cant be bothered to watch again.
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Posted 26 October 2014 - 09:04 PM

Just watched edge of tomorrow. Even better than I thought it would be. 


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Posted 26 October 2014 - 09:44 PM

Watched the extended Desolation of Smaug, a lot of the new scenes I think should have been there in the first place. If you read the book and watched both versions you'll know what I mean. As with any other LOTR film, I give 400/10 :P



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Posted 26 October 2014 - 10:48 PM

I'm a kiwi and was a big fan of the rotr trilogy ...but can't help feeling the hobbit movies are just over indulgent as the hobbit book is much different in tone detail and length. .and imho does not need 9hrs to tell the story

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 02:21 AM

I'm a kiwi and was a big fan of the rotr trilogy ...but can't help feeling the hobbit movies are just over indulgent as the hobbit book is much different in tone detail and length. .and imho does not need 9hrs to tell the story

The Hobbit was originally supposed to be 2 movies but then it turned into 3. I'm not sure if Peter Jackson decided that he didn't want to cut anymore or if there was an orginizational decision to milk the franchise for the extra movie. I think it's pretty obvious when you watch the three movies that you could easily cut it down to 2 very very long movies or 2.5 normal movies. This may have been the crux of the problem, what else to cut to make it two.

 

The story is hard to beat and it's not enough to sway me from enjoying the movies but it may have been even better to just have made two like planned.

 

 

Condorman, 1981

 

So, tonight I watched a movie from my childhood, Condorman. It's an old Disney film from 1981 that I had watched as a kid and remembered enjoying it. For some reason it was/is almost impossible to find in the US (except for outrageous prices lately). There was a good 10 years when you couldn't even buy it if you wanted. Anyway, Disney now has it as part of their Disney Club exclusive film collection and I was able to purchase it during one of their sales (for only a slightly outrageous price :) )

 

The movie is about a comic book writer who pretends to be a spy. He plays a character from his comic book, Condorman, and is requested to escort a Russian defector to the US. There is nothing complex with the story and the special effects weren't top notch even for their time but you can't help but enjoy the movie. It's got action, comedy, gadgets, and a damsel in distress... It's Bond in yellow spandex!

 

If you can find it I'd highly recommend you watch it if you want a light action movie.

 

I give the movie a 7/10 but a 10/10 for it's nostalgic value.



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Posted 27 October 2014 - 02:38 AM

Good day,

 

Regarding the "The Hobbit" by Peter Jackson, I saw trailer for the upcoming last one, and it seem Gandalf died in that part.

 

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 02:44 AM

I watched 22 Jump Street over the weekend. I didn't think I would find it as funny as I did. I loved the sketch at the end with all the trailers for the 'sequels'.







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