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Old 04-20-2015, 02:22 PM   #41
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Just finished watching the Scientology documentary, "Going Clear".
Would definitely recommend.
Not a fan of bashing any religion and try to keep a "to each their own", but holy fata there are some crazy mofos out there.
I watched this on the weekend as well. I always knew Tom Cruise was a nut job, but this documentary showed me that him, David Miscavige, and L Ron Hubbard are all certifiably insane. I did however feel some sympathy for John Travolta. It really seems like they have him trapped and are blackmailing him to stay.
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Old 04-22-2015, 01:03 PM   #42
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Check out Rose Red by Stephen King
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0259153/

It is over 4 hours long. First bit really builds up for what is to come.
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Old 04-22-2015, 10:21 PM   #43
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Predestination is awesome. If you like mind bending movies this is an absolute must.

How wasn't that in theaters?
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Predestination is awesome. If you like mind bending movies this is an absolute must.

How wasn't that in theaters?
Best movie of 2014 imo.
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Old 04-23-2015, 08:02 AM   #45
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Avengers: Age of Ultron

Epic, highly entertaining, bonkers. If you aren't already familiar with pretty much everything in the Marvel cinematic universe, the plot might be completely incomprehensible. References are all over the place, nothing is explained and plot is very densely packed. Quite humorous and a lot of action in the best blockbuster tradition. I liked it. [b]Would recommend].

Saw it with a group of friends, opinions were split whether it was better than the first one. I thought it was. (Those who didn't care that much for the first Avengers film seemed to like this the best.)
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Old 04-23-2015, 09:12 AM   #46
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Best movie of 2014 imo.
Yeah, I really can't think of anything wrong with it.
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Old 04-23-2015, 04:01 PM   #47
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And for what it's worth because I always find these lists interesting... top 20 domestic movies adjusted to the average ticket price in 2015. You can really see how bad IMAX and inflation skewed Avatar.



http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/adjusted.htm
It's great to see The Sting still so high on that list. One of my all-time favorites. It ages pretty well since it was a period piece.

So I guess I'm recommending The Sting if you haven't seen it.
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Lists like that are interesting. They adjust for inflation and things like IMAX but they don't factor in things like competition and lengths of runs. Gone with the Wind ran for four damn years in it's initial release. It was released multiply times therafter.

Didn't have home video, dvd, blu-ray, On Demand, Netflix etc. If someone wanted to see Gone with the Wind they had to see it at the theater, or might not get another chances. Even mass release on TV years later wasn't available.

Fine adjust things to see who the top film was, but there are plenty of other factors in the favour of older films too.
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Old 04-27-2015, 12:51 PM   #49
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I reccommend watching Only Lovers Left Alive and Snowpiercer. Watched both this weekend, and have only one question: how is Tilda Swinton so unbelievably good? She honestly might be worth talking about in the same breath as Meryl Streep. Have you ever seen her do anything in which she was not incredible? These movies are no exception. Thematically, Snowpiercer is the better film and the more entertaining as it's pretty consistently tense and very well paced. Only Lovers Left Alive is a beautifully shot love story with great characters and a solid script - Tom Hiddleston is also quite good in it.

Both worth seeing.
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Old 04-27-2015, 12:57 PM   #50
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Finally went to see Furious 7. Stunts were extreme, story blew, acting was as wooden as you could get. Script was....well....a steaming pile of poo.
I could have sworn I was watching an episode of The O.C or Dallas with cool cars.

But is was still AWESOME!!! All the cars, the fights, the hotwheels kind of stories you played out as a kid all happening on the big screen, I'm all for senseless entertainment like that. And Kurt Russell. And Rhonda Rousey, who's really coming into her own these days.

And that tribute to Paul Walker at the end, it got a little misty in my eyeball area. He was by all accounts a most excellent human being in real life. Glad he got a proper send off for the fans to see.
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Old 04-27-2015, 02:38 PM   #51
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Furious 7 is expected to move into 4th all time by this weekend.

It won't catch Avengers but still. Crazy. Universal gets 10/10 for the management of that Franchise.
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Old 04-27-2015, 03:57 PM   #52
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Furious 7 is expected to move into 4th all time by this weekend.

It won't catch Avengers but still. Crazy. Universal gets 10/10 for the management of that Franchise.
No kidding -- how many film franchises in history, particularly action films with a repeating cast, have their SEVENTH installment be the most successful, a smash hit?
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There is literally nothing else in theatres to see right now that could be considered a comparable... so it really was good timing.
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Old 04-27-2015, 06:33 PM   #54
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Agreed, Tilda Swinton was fantastic in Snowpiercer.
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Old 04-28-2015, 03:59 AM   #55
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Ex Machina is amazing, 5/5. You should definitely see it
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7th son was okay. Just okay. Had some real promise, didn't fail but certainly did not deliver either.
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Was never a huge David Cronenberg fan, I know he has his followers from his horror work early in his career but lord almighty if he didn't knock two thrillers out of the entire damn park with A History of Violence and Eastern Promises back to back in 2005 and 2007. I've seen both before but watched each one in the past couple weeks again. Viggo Mortensen has such a rare ability, he can draw you in like few others.

A Dangerous Method in 2011 with Mortensen, Fassbender Keira Knightley was a worthy follow up. I mean, Fassbender spanking Knightley, what else would one need. But History of Violence and Eastern Promises... if you're even remotely a fan of thrillers watch it now.

A History of Violence is on Netflix, Eastern Promises isn't. Both can be found on your iTunes or Google Play devices too.
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Mad Max Fury Road is sitting at 100% at Rotten Tomatoes with 34 reviews in

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/mad_max_fury_road/

Only Star Wars has my hype meter higher, can't wait to see this
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And for what it's worth because I always find these lists interesting... top 20 domestic movies adjusted to the average ticket price in 2015. You can really see how bad IMAX and inflation skewed Avatar.



http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/adjusted.htm
My favorite movie of all time is number 8?

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Mad Max Fury Road is sitting at 100% at Rotten Tomatoes with 34 reviews in

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/mad_max_fury_road/

Only Star Wars has my hype meter higher, can't wait to see this
Okay I'm officially excited.

I didn't even realize George Miller wrote/directed the new one again.
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