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Review The Last Thing You Watched

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Re: Review The Last Thing You Watched

Post by Calamity Panfan » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:23 am

I saw Blade Runner 2049 today. It was really good. It's as visually spectacular as you would expect. Just phenomenal. If this isn't the movie that finally gets Roger Deakins a cinematography Oscar, then it's a lost cause because holy **** this was phenomenal.

Overall I probably liked it more than the original Blade Runner. "K" is a much more interesting character than Deckard. The story overall kept me more engaged and it had a nice twist. It's an almost 3-hour movie but I never felt the length.

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Re: Review The Last Thing You Watched

Post by Dux is not you » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:38 am

Rick and Morty season 1, episode 3, "Anatomy Park"

They're trying so hard to cram as many tropes and references as they can into a single half-hour episode that they leave too much unexplored and too many threads hanging. Still, what they manage to do is interesting, though it's not my kind of humor. Morty's sexual frustration has become a sort of running gag, so that makes me wonder what's in store. So far I'm not interested in watching more than one episode of this in a row, but that's okay.

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Re: Review The Last Thing You Watched

Post by X-3 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:03 pm

BR2049 was very good. I very rarely go to the theater but I decided to check it out because it seemed like a significant enough release. Only saw the original Blade Runner once maybe one or two years ago but I knew enough to appreciate the references and callbacks.

Unfortunately I planned things out poorly and I had to watch it in 3D.

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Re: Review The Last Thing You Watched

Post by Apollo the Just » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:35 pm

Inception was BWOMMMMM/10. Kind of whatever. Glad I watched it for the cultural relevance but got bored for the middle third of the movie and think if you're going to have a movie set in literal dreams you could make it a little more visually interesting than Standard Action Set with, like, 3 scenes tops that had cool dreamlike moments or visuals. Had a few really good scenes but overall was really nothing special

So then I watched Paprika which was so much better in virtually every capacity. Concept, visuals, music, pacing, artistic direction in general, presentation; so good. 9.5/10 (.5 subtracted because the climax is the weakest part of the movie imo, but the rest of the movie is so wonderful it doesn't need the epic climax to sell it. This is a movie where I would absolutely say the journey matters more than the destination.)

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Re: Review The Last Thing You Watched

Post by Apollo the Just » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:24 am

Rewatched the FMA movie (Conqueror of Shamballa, finale to the 2003 series) because people on the fma discord server kept bitching about how the movie is trash and I thought "maybe I just liked it because I was on my FMA high, imma re-watch and be more critical this time"

Nah, still is awesome, 8/10 general rating and 10/10 as an ending to the 2003 series. The haters have garbage taste. I'll spare you the essay but the condensed version is: ending to the series would not be anywhere near as impactful without this movie's specific setting, which it handles INCREDIBLY well. I also love the dreams vs. reality theme it has going, something I never really picked up on before. It's generally just really good.

Only downside is the pacing is a bit rushed because it covers what could have been a season of anime in 1.75 hours; but given that limitation, I think everything it covers makes sense and is valuable to the overall story.

[[The CGI for the armor is pretty bad, but is balanced out by that unnecessary but incredibly cool and very well animated scene of Ed snapping his fake arm open at the elbow to put it into Overdrive for a neat gratuitous fight scene. So overall no net deductions in the animation category.]]

Oh, and the two Romani songs are incredible and two of the best songs in the 03 series soundtrack in its entirety. Apparently the composer also plays guitar in them, too. Sick.

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Re: Review The Last Thing You Watched

Post by Booyakasha » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:32 am

TCM rereleased 'Princess Bride' to theatres for its thirtieth anniversary, and Ma had never seen it on the big screen, so I treated her to a showing for her birthday. It was a nice time.
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Re: Review The Last Thing You Watched

Post by Apollo the Just » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:14 am

I saw a post on tumblr that made me remember that El Tigre is a show that exists and I haven't seen it in years so I decided it was time for a re-binge.

God. What a good show. Watched the first 11 episodes (or 22 half-episodes) so far; the style is great, the humor is great, the characters are great, everything is just so enjoyable. Manny and Frida are such endearing little s***lords. The Rivera family in all its extended and complicated glory is excellent. 10/10 show would recommend to friends

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