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Griffy
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05.28.2014 | 7:50 PM ET

I went back all the way to the 20th page and didn't see anyone who started a thread about movies. If there is one, just let this thread sink away into the abyss of thread history, but if not, this is something we can talk about. We've got one for every sport, music, and TV shows. So I figured might as well.

* Edited at 05.28.2014, 7:51 PM ET *

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jodybanman
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06.13.2014 | 8:29 PM ET

I watched Grand Budapest Hotel.  I liked it a lot.  Not as good as Anderson's early films, but better than some of his more recent stuff.

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Bigj383
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06.13.2014 | 9:03 PM ET

Grand Budapest was good. Most recent list of movies I saw in the theater over the last 2 Weeks. 
Maleficent
Railway man
Chef
A Million Ways to Die in the West
Edge of Tomorrow
Fault in Our Stars
The Immigrant
Million Dollar Arm
22 Jump Street

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Nomad
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06.13.2014 | 9:20 PM ET

Do you just watch every movie that comes out or do you work at a theater?

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Bigj383
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06.13.2014 | 9:32 PM ET

My wife and I have a movie Blog as a hobby, So we try to watch everything that comes out. We have a thing called movie pass and it's a flat fee and you can go to 1 movie every 24 hours. 

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amp112
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06.13.2014 | 9:33 PM ET

The Shining was remade as a mini-series. As if they couldn't fit enough suck in one sitting.
Nomad
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06.13.2014 | 9:47 PM ET

You guys must have pretty bland pallets for film, from watching all the garbage pour out of the theaters...

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Bigj383
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06.13.2014 | 10:06 PM ET

No not really.  Just cause we watch them all doesn't mean we enjoy them. We begrudgingly go to many of them just to review them. Sometimes you catch a movie that surprises you or that you wouldn't have seen otherwise. If I told you I have eaten in every resturant in a city would I have a bland pallet? I would say I have a better understanding of good and bad. I've seen the worst of the worst, I've seen the best of the best, and I've seen all stages in between.  

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Nomad
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06.13.2014 | 10:14 PM ET

Haha, I knew I'd be taken literally. I said that in jest to further conversation by poking at you. How'd you rate Gravity out of curiosity?

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amp112
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06.13.2014 | 10:18 PM ET

Most of the movies out now are dog****. The only one that piques my interest in Million Dollar Arm. Jon Hamm is a ************.
Gregory
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06.13.2014 | 10:24 PM ET

I didn't like Gravity as much as the hype. Saw it in 3d in the theater, full experience.  Just didn't think it was that great.

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06.13.2014 | 10:32 PM ET

22 Jump Street was as good as I expected. Nothing more, nothing less. Days of Future Past was good. Nothing more, nothing less. 

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06.13.2014 | 10:33 PM ET

I gave Gravity a 7.5/10. Visuals were phenomenal but the story was just ok and kind of predictable.

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06.13.2014 | 10:34 PM ET

22 Jump street was funny. A very self aware sequal that pokes a lot of fun at itself.

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06.13.2014 | 10:35 PM ET

The visuals for Gravity were fantastic, but the story lacked big time.

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06.13.2014 | 10:36 PM ET

@Amp Million dollar arm is your typical inspirational sports movie based on true events complete with montage.

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06.13.2014 | 10:37 PM ET

Gravity reminded me of Avatar or Life of Pi in the sense that it was all glitz and glamour and very little actual dialogue, substance or artistic expression. A lot of these films have lost track of cinematography, what was the last movie in theater's you watched and said "wow, what beautif shots"? Not that it matters, what sells is what matters in the eyes of the many. I enjoy long shots in film, it leads to richer dialogue and emotional attachment I think, Children of Men used long shots well and for film enthusiasts or people in the field Werckmeister Harmonies is one of the best films to ever use such few shots in my opinion.

Also how do we go from Watership Down to movies like Brave and Despicable Me?

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06.13.2014 | 10:40 PM ET

Bring my niece and nephew to see How to Train Your Dragon 2 tomorrow. Really liked the first one and have a feeling the sequel will be just as good.

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06.13.2014 | 10:42 PM ET

I enjoyed How to train Your Dragon but I'm thinking the second one will be much.worse...haha, hope you guys love it though.

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06.13.2014 | 10:43 PM ET

Watership down is really good but it's pretty damn dark and could possibly traumatize a child. . I was really disappointed in Brave, I kind of expected more from pixar. I enjoyed Despicable Me though it's just kind of a silly film. Children of Men is one of my favorite films in recents years I gave it 10/10

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06.13.2014 | 10:52 PM ET

Eureka 2000 (Japan), Werckmeister Harmonies and La Haine are some of the best modern black and white films ever. Jim Jarmusch makes good black and white modern films too, a director I am a fan of since watching Ghost Dog. 

Despicable me is a fun silly movie but I wouldn't call it good, is normal. Kids like emotionally confusing movies like Watership Down....Plague Dogs hahaha, I'll never be a parent. I watched Princess Mononoke everytime it was on when I was 6 and 7. Wizards is ******* crazy acid trip esque movie for animation. Don't get me started with Japanese animation, it's incredible compared to America's with very few exceptions.

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