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Re: Why don't we have a misc movie thread?
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2017, 11:33:11 pm »
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Watched John Wick: Chapter 2 the other night-

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4425200/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Not as good as the first. More forced, bad dialogue, even worse Ruby Rose character (thank god she's mute). Action is second to none though. Just great fight choreo altogether.

Also, saw King Arthur with my son a couple of weeks back-

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1972591/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Seriously loved this and don't know why it hasn't been met with more love elsewhere. Having a story like this told by Guy Ritchie in classic snatch/lock stock style is great. I really hope the rest of films get the green light. Also, if you haven't heard it get onto the podcast Ritchie did with Rogan. I mean, I know Guy is a smart uh...guy, but he's next level when it comes to some of his history and archetypes and stuff. Well worth the investment.
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Re: Why don't we have a misc movie thread?
« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2017, 11:57:06 pm »
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Watched John Wick: Chapter 2 the other night-

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4425200/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Not as good as the first. More forced, bad dialogue, even worse Ruby Rose character (thank god she's mute). Action is second to none though. Just great fight choreo altogether.

Also, saw King Arthur with my son a couple of weeks back-

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1972591/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Seriously loved this and don't know why it hasn't been met with more love elsewhere. Having a story like this told by Guy Ritchie in classic snatch/lock stock style is great. I really hope the rest of films get the green light. Also, if you haven't heard it get onto the podcast Ritchie did with Rogan. I mean, I know Guy is a smart uh...guy, but he's next level when it comes to some of his history and archetypes and stuff. Well worth the investment.

I remember enjoying John Wick 1.. Saw 2 on Wednesday & didn't finish it :/ Good action but like you said, forced & weak dialogue. I got bored.

Oh, if they did a "The Equalizer" sequel i'd be interested.. Denzel.



On that note, I re-watched "Bourne Ultimatum" today... I forgot how good that was. It's hard to find a sequel that's better than the original IMHO.. For example:

Mission Impossible 1 (of the remakes with Tom Cruise) - man that was epic.. None of the others came close to the original.
Point Break - All copies of the sequel should be burned. The original is a "cult classic".
Predator - Some of the sequels were ok, but nothing like the original.

But then you have Bourne & Bourne Ultimatum .. Another one that comes to mind is Die Hard & Die Hard 3 with Jeremy Irons & Samuel Jackson. Actually Bad Boys 2 was pretty good also. I'm just naming some action movies that came to the top of my head.


I wanted to watch both Point Break & Mission Impossible 1 the other day.

There's some movies I can just watch all of the time:
- Heat
- Point Break
- Fight Club
- Mission Impossible
- Predator
- Crimson Tide
- Deja Vu
- Die Hard
- Die Hard 3
- The Departed
- Above The Rim
- Training Day
- Minority Report
- Se7en
- Rounders

dno just a few off the top of my head that I don't think i've ever gotten bored with. I left out tons of really good movies, but even with some great movies I left out, I can't watch them all the time.

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Re: Why don't we have a misc movie thread?
« Reply #32 on: June 27, 2017, 12:14:03 am »
+1
Watched John Wick: Chapter 2 the other night-

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4425200/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Not as good as the first. More forced, bad dialogue, even worse Ruby Rose character (thank god she's mute). Action is second to none though. Just great fight choreo altogether.

Also, saw King Arthur with my son a couple of weeks back-

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1972591/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Seriously loved this and don't know why it hasn't been met with more love elsewhere. Having a story like this told by Guy Ritchie in classic snatch/lock stock style is great. I really hope the rest of films get the green light. Also, if you haven't heard it get onto the podcast Ritchie did with Rogan. I mean, I know Guy is a smart uh...guy, but he's next level when it comes to some of his history and archetypes and stuff. Well worth the investment.

Yeah I saw King Arthur too. As much as I love Guy Ritchie and lock stock+snatch are both phenomenal movies King Arthur was kinda average at best. His style just feels kind of forced for this particular movie. I thought the CGI was hella good and I loved it from a designers perspective but goddamn with that kind of budget you better make a damn masterpiece and the generic storyline and not a whole lot of depth to the characters is pretty boring imo. They were gonna make it into a trilogy???! jesus.

Will have to check out that podcast though  ;D

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Re: Why don't we have a misc movie thread?
« Reply #33 on: June 27, 2017, 12:46:40 am »
+1
Watched John Wick: Chapter 2 the other night-

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4425200/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Not as good as the first. More forced, bad dialogue, even worse Ruby Rose character (thank god she's mute). Action is second to none though. Just great fight choreo altogether.

Also, saw King Arthur with my son a couple of weeks back-

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1972591/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Seriously loved this and don't know why it hasn't been met with more love elsewhere. Having a story like this told by Guy Ritchie in classic snatch/lock stock style is great. I really hope the rest of films get the green light. Also, if you haven't heard it get onto the podcast Ritchie did with Rogan. I mean, I know Guy is a smart uh...guy, but he's next level when it comes to some of his history and archetypes and stuff. Well worth the investment.

Yeah I saw King Arthur too. As much as I love Guy Ritchie and lock stock+snatch are both phenomenal movies King Arthur was kinda average at best. His style just feels kind of forced for this particular movie. I thought the CGI was hella good and I loved it from a designers perspective but goddamn with that kind of budget you better make a damn masterpiece and the generic storyline and not a whole lot of depth to the characters is pretty boring imo. They were gonna make it into a trilogy???! jesus.

Will have to check out that podcast though  ;D

Yeah I see where you're coming from. I liked when it broke into typical Ritchie style dialogue then reverted back to "normal style" after. From what I understand it was going to be an origin story style movie with more characters introduced after. Merlin, etc.

Definitely check out the podcast. It's worth the 2 hours.
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Re: Why don't we have a misc movie thread?
« Reply #34 on: June 27, 2017, 12:54:36 am »
+1
Watched John Wick: Chapter 2 the other night-

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4425200/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Not as good as the first. More forced, bad dialogue, even worse Ruby Rose character (thank god she's mute). Action is second to none though. Just great fight choreo altogether.

Also, saw King Arthur with my son a couple of weeks back-

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1972591/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Seriously loved this and don't know why it hasn't been met with more love elsewhere. Having a story like this told by Guy Ritchie in classic snatch/lock stock style is great. I really hope the rest of films get the green light. Also, if you haven't heard it get onto the podcast Ritchie did with Rogan. I mean, I know Guy is a smart uh...guy, but he's next level when it comes to some of his history and archetypes and stuff. Well worth the investment.

I remember enjoying John Wick 1.. Saw 2 on Wednesday & didn't finish it :/ Good action but like you said, forced & weak dialogue. I got bored.

Oh, if they did a "The Equalizer" sequel i'd be interested.. Denzel.



On that note, I re-watched "Bourne Ultimatum" today... I forgot how good that was. It's hard to find a sequel that's better than the original IMHO.. For example:

Mission Impossible 1 (of the remakes with Tom Cruise) - man that was epic.. None of the others came close to the original.
Point Break - All copies of the sequel should be burned. The original is a "cult classic".
Predator - Some of the sequels were ok, but nothing like the original.

But then you have Bourne & Bourne Ultimatum .. Another one that comes to mind is Die Hard & Die Hard 3 with Jeremy Irons & Samuel Jackson. Actually Bad Boys 2 was pretty good also. I'm just naming some action movies that came to the top of my head.


I wanted to watch both Point Break & Mission Impossible 1 the other day.

There's some movies I can just watch all of the time:
- Heat
- Point Break
- Fight Club
- Mission Impossible
- Predator
- Crimson Tide
- Deja Vu
- Die Hard
- Die Hard 3
- The Departed
- Above The Rim
- Training Day
- Minority Report
- Se7en
- Rounders

dno just a few off the top of my head that I don't think i've ever gotten bored with. I left out tons of really good movies, but even with some great movies I left out, I can't watch them all the time.

Yeah I watched Wick 2 over 2 nights. Couldn't make it through in 1. The first one just seemed effortless. I'm assuming there'll be a third too which is kinda sad.

The Bourne movies definitely stand up. MI1 is great. I'm actually a fan of 2 as well. The action got if for me. Sounds like we're of a similar vintage though. So many great movies on that list. My only problem these days is I'm trending away from deep movies due to lack of time/brainpower. Where I would have watched Fight Club, Se7en, Training Day, etc a few years ago I would now pick something easy and fun.

My top movies I can watch at anytime are:
Point Break
White Men Can't Jump
Bad Boys 1 or 2
White Chicks
Dumb and Dumber
Me Myself and Irene
Anything Jackie Chan up to 2000 with selected titles after that
Any golden era Arnie or Sly
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Re: Why don't we have a misc movie thread?
« Reply #35 on: June 27, 2017, 01:55:19 am »
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Watched John Wick: Chapter 2 the other night-

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4425200/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Not as good as the first. More forced, bad dialogue, even worse Ruby Rose character (thank god she's mute). Action is second to none though. Just great fight choreo altogether.

Also, saw King Arthur with my son a couple of weeks back-

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1972591/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Seriously loved this and don't know why it hasn't been met with more love elsewhere. Having a story like this told by Guy Ritchie in classic snatch/lock stock style is great. I really hope the rest of films get the green light. Also, if you haven't heard it get onto the podcast Ritchie did with Rogan. I mean, I know Guy is a smart uh...guy, but he's next level when it comes to some of his history and archetypes and stuff. Well worth the investment.

I remember enjoying John Wick 1.. Saw 2 on Wednesday & didn't finish it :/ Good action but like you said, forced & weak dialogue. I got bored.

Oh, if they did a "The Equalizer" sequel i'd be interested.. Denzel.



On that note, I re-watched "Bourne Ultimatum" today... I forgot how good that was. It's hard to find a sequel that's better than the original IMHO.. For example:

Mission Impossible 1 (of the remakes with Tom Cruise) - man that was epic.. None of the others came close to the original.
Point Break - All copies of the sequel should be burned. The original is a "cult classic".
Predator - Some of the sequels were ok, but nothing like the original.

But then you have Bourne & Bourne Ultimatum .. Another one that comes to mind is Die Hard & Die Hard 3 with Jeremy Irons & Samuel Jackson. Actually Bad Boys 2 was pretty good also. I'm just naming some action movies that came to the top of my head.


I wanted to watch both Point Break & Mission Impossible 1 the other day.

There's some movies I can just watch all of the time:
- Heat
- Point Break
- Fight Club
- Mission Impossible
- Predator
- Crimson Tide
- Deja Vu
- Die Hard
- Die Hard 3
- The Departed
- Above The Rim
- Training Day
- Minority Report
- Se7en
- Rounders

dno just a few off the top of my head that I don't think i've ever gotten bored with. I left out tons of really good movies, but even with some great movies I left out, I can't watch them all the time.

Yeah I watched Wick 2 over 2 nights. Couldn't make it through in 1. The first one just seemed effortless. I'm assuming there'll be a third too which is kinda sad.

The Bourne movies definitely stand up. MI1 is great. I'm actually a fan of 2 as well. The action got if for me. Sounds like we're of a similar vintage though. So many great movies on that list. My only problem these days is I'm trending away from deep movies due to lack of time/brainpower. Where I would have watched Fight Club, Se7en, Training Day, etc a few years ago I would now pick something easy and fun.

My top movies I can watch at anytime are:
Point Break
White Men Can't Jump
Bad Boys 1 or 2
White Chicks
Dumb and Dumber
Me Myself and Irene
Anything Jackie Chan up to 2000 with selected titles after that
Any golden era Arnie or Sly

hah nice. I just realized my list doesn't have any comedy.. 8|

I contemplated putting Bad Boys 1 & 2, close - but couldn't. Absolutely love both of those though.. Not sure which of those I like better, they are both epic. 2 has some insane action scenes with some really slick filming. I think I give the edge to 1, but slightly.

Not the biggest fan of Jackie Chan but loved him in Rush Hour.. remember seeing 1 & 2 in the theater, lol fest.

I can't really think of a comedy MOVIE I could watch any time without being bored, damn... I'll have to think harder.

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Re: Why don't we have a misc movie thread?
« Reply #36 on: June 27, 2017, 01:58:57 am »
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Just got done watching "Safe Room" (decent) .. Denzel is serious in action movies (and serious in any movie). Safe Room had some brutal fight scenes, especially the last one. They don't often ask Denzel to do any crazy kung fu stuff. They mostly have him just do some brutal, believable shit. hah.

I'll personally take "The Equalizer" over "John Wick" any day.. I think i'm just more of a Denzel fan. His acting in action movies seems more "real" to me. Always been a huge fan of his. Usually, he really makes me forget i'm watching a movie, his acting really draws you in.

As I mentioned earlier, one of my favorite movies of all time is Crimson Tide, with Denzel and Gene Hackman. Intense af.



It's funny.. The fight scenes in "Safe Room" vs "The Take" are just worlds apart. I guess I don't really enjoy the "karate" stuff, usually turns me off. I personally enjoy more realistic scenes.

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Re: Why don't we have a misc movie thread?
« Reply #37 on: June 27, 2017, 04:06:41 am »
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john wick 1 was atrocious.... first 25% was good and suspenseful than he just started slaughtering everyone like duck hunt..... sure sure.... very suspenseful ......


equalizer was almost as bad...... same thing it was good until the equalizer just started slaughtering everyone like duck hunt ..... how boring is that?
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Re: Why don't we have a misc movie thread?
« Reply #38 on: June 27, 2017, 08:20:15 am »
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john wick 1 was atrocious.... first 25% was good and suspenseful than he just started slaughtering everyone like duck hunt..... sure sure.... very suspenseful ......

C'mon man it's a revenge flick. There's suspense till someone important dies and then it's pure revenge fuelled violence.
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Re: Why don't we have a misc movie thread?
« Reply #39 on: June 27, 2017, 08:20:59 am »
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Not the biggest fan of Jackie Chan but loved him in Rush Hour.. remember seeing 1 & 2 in the theater, lol fest.

I'm ah not sure we can be friends anymore...
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« Reply #40 on: June 27, 2017, 03:18:02 pm »
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Not the biggest fan of Jackie Chan but loved him in Rush Hour.. remember seeing 1 & 2 in the theater, lol fest.

I'm ah not sure we can be friends anymore...

lmfao.

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« Reply #41 on: June 27, 2017, 08:27:40 pm »
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Not the biggest fan of Jackie Chan but loved him in Rush Hour.. remember seeing 1 & 2 in the theater, lol fest.

I'm ah not sure we can be friends anymore...

lmfao.

Man you should at least check out Wheels on Meals (with subtitles if you can stand reading them). This is where I'd start and probably the one JC movie I watch the most. Drunken Master 2, Police Story 1, Project A, Dragons Forever and Miracles (Mr Canton and Lady Rose) are all great movies too and I had a hard time limiting the list.
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« Reply #42 on: June 28, 2017, 02:45:58 am »
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Not the biggest fan of Jackie Chan but loved him in Rush Hour.. remember seeing 1 & 2 in the theater, lol fest.

I'm ah not sure we can be friends anymore...

lmfao.

Man you should at least check out Wheels on Meals (with subtitles if you can stand reading them). This is where I'd start and probably the one JC movie I watch the most. Drunken Master 2, Police Story 1, Project A, Dragons Forever and Miracles (Mr Canton and Lady Rose) are all great movies too and I had a hard time limiting the list.

yeah i watched several of his earlier movies, the ones with subtitles. definitely impressive stunts, he is a beast.

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« Reply #43 on: June 28, 2017, 08:08:42 pm »
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Not the biggest fan of Jackie Chan but loved him in Rush Hour.. remember seeing 1 & 2 in the theater, lol fest.

I'm ah not sure we can be friends anymore...

lmfao.

Man you should at least check out Wheels on Meals (with subtitles if you can stand reading them). This is where I'd start and probably the one JC movie I watch the most. Drunken Master 2, Police Story 1, Project A, Dragons Forever and Miracles (Mr Canton and Lady Rose) are all great movies too and I had a hard time limiting the list.

yeah i watched several of his earlier movies, the ones with subtitles. definitely impressive stunts, he is a beast.

:/

I suppose I'm biased and it's probably not the general type of movie that most people would watch all the time.
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Re: Why don't we have a misc movie thread?
« Reply #44 on: June 29, 2017, 04:42:47 am »
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john wick 1 was atrocious.... first 25% was good and suspenseful than he just started slaughtering everyone like duck hunt..... sure sure.... very suspenseful ......

C'mon man it's a revenge flick. There's suspense till someone important dies and then it's pure revenge fuelled violence.

They coulda made it a lil bit more difficult for john wick to waste em all...... just a lil bit......  :pissed:
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