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Space Cop 08-12-2013 01:57 PM

Martial Arts of Shaolin (1986)
http://chinesemov.com/images/1986/sh...lin-1986-1.jpg

Sylent_Asassin 08-12-2013 04:32 PM

The Captains- The most interesting part about this was the fact that the show destroyed all of the Captain's relationships, whether it be children or spousal, because of the demanding hours and shooting schedules.

Avery Brooks is an odd guy that certainly marches to the beat of a different drummer; it's like he's speaking a different language, almost, and is incapable of answering simple questions.

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...Q1oJaBjbCuIRi8

Michael Heide 08-12-2013 05:51 PM

Me and Orson Welles
Excellent performances that almost made me forget how much I hate Zac Efron.

8/10


The Magicians
Unspectacular British comedy about two stage magicians. Has Jessica Stevenson (Spaced) and Peter Capaldi (the next Doctor) in supporting roles. Both are great. Capaldi will be a good addition to the Doctor Who cast.

6/10.

Darth_Primus 08-12-2013 06:01 PM

Elysium

http://media2.firstshowing.net/first...ster-full2.jpg

This film was definitely symbollic of some of the problems our society faces, which is the division of wealth (the 99% v. the 1%) and the access to levels of healthcare.

Damon gives a good performance along with everyone else.

It was a entertaining action/sci-fi flick. The tech in this movie was awesome.

4/5

JohnnyV 08-12-2013 06:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Sylent_Asassin (Post 801457)
The Captains- The most interesting part about this was the fact that the show destroyed all of the Captain's relationships, whether it be children or spousal, because of the demanding hours and shooting schedules.

Avery Brooks is an odd guy that certainly marches to the beat of a different drummer; it's like he's speaking a different language, almost, and is incapable of answering simple questions.

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...Q1oJaBjbCuIRi8

I've watched this as well. It really is amazing to see how being a captain on the show affected everyone. And Avery Brooks has some kind of drum that nobody's beating to.

Mister Ed 08-12-2013 07:56 PM

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Watched Monsters University over the weekend with the family. Enjoyable, but nowhere near as good as Monsters, Inc., IMHO. This prequel failed to justify its existence in my eyes. It told a story I wasn't really left wondering about after seeing the previous movie, and didn't sell me on said story through the telling. Definitely some good bits, and not the worst Pixar film by any stretch, but rather than leaving me wanting to see it again, it left me wanting to watch Monsters, Inc. again.

Space Cop 08-12-2013 11:10 PM

MST3K: The Horrors of Spider Island
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...HL._SX500_.jpg
"At this point, I would suggest the name 'Spider Island' is misleading."

Forgot I had seen this episode until I was 10 minutes or so in, but it was still funny.

Jeff 08-12-2013 11:41 PM

After everything you guys have said about The Captains, this sounds like something I definitely need to see if not just for my curiosity about Avery Brooks, who is my favorite captain.

Mister Ed 08-13-2013 12:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Doom (Post 801588)
After everything you guys have said about The Captains, this sounds like something I definitely need to see if not just for my curiosity about Avery Brooks, who is my favorite captain.

I will say, after watching The Captains I was left thinking that Avery Brooks MUST be a really good actor, because no HINT of his true weirdness comes across in his performance on DS9, IMHO. He was the only one where I couldn't really see anything of the character in the actor.

Lantern of Gallifrey 08-13-2013 12:11 AM

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I really liked it.

Space Cop 08-13-2013 02:56 AM

Fright Night (2011)
http://www.traileraddict.com/content...ght_2011-3.jpg
"That's a terrible name for a vampire ... Jerry?"

This movie should've gotten way more attention and credit than it did. I regret to say that being a big fan of the original I was leery enough to miss it in theaters (sorry I missed the 3D). It's one of the best horror remakes I've seen and just a great vampire flick in and of itself.

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Originally Posted by Doom (Post 801588)
After everything you guys have said about The Captains, this sounds like something I definitely need to see if not just for my curiosity about Avery Brooks, who is my favorite captain.

If you're into any Trek, you'll like it, but, yeah, Brooks is ... different. You can see Shatner visibly uncomfortable at points.

Darth_Primus 08-13-2013 05:34 PM

Flashpoint Paradox

http://www.dccomics.com/sites/defaul...?itok=kqgMt6pg

I thought this was okay in comparison to the comic book event, but I probably would have enjoyed it more if I did not read the comic books.

The story is Flash-centric, where his desire to change a point in time creates a alternative word where the planet is on the brink of destruction.

This was a pretty graphically violent film, almost to Kick Ass level.

The artwork was pretty good for the most part, but I really didn't like who Aquaman was drawn.

3/5

Space Cop 08-13-2013 06:06 PM

MST3K: The Sword and the Dragon
http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__.../7/77/0617.jpg
"This film has left me with an unreasonable hatred of Finnish people."

Lantern A-train 08-13-2013 06:13 PM

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Pretty sure I was made a couple of grades dumber by the end of this.

http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV..._V1_SX214_.jpg
Had some pretty good moments and I must say it was a pleasure to see a lot of the old school SNL folks for a change. Not anything to rave about but also not as stupid as I thought it was going to be.

Sylent_Asassin 08-13-2013 06:40 PM

The Host- An alien race that acts as symbiotes takes over Earth's populace in order to make it a better place and save humans from themselves, sort of.

This was okay, but it kind of dragged in spots, and the ending was meh... and they left too many unanswered questions. This could have been really good with proper direction.

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...fpdkdt6o6HR-Ga

Mister Ed 08-13-2013 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Sylent_Asassin (Post 801795)
The Host- An alien race that acts as symbiotes takes over Earth's populace in order to make it a better place and save humans from themselves, sort of.

This was okay, but it kind of dragged in spots, and the ending was meh... and they left too many unanswered questions. This could have been really good with proper direction.

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...fpdkdt6o6HR-Ga

I'm curious if anybody has both read the book and seen the movie. I'd be interested in whether the problems of the ending and unanswered questions stemmed from the book itself, or were unique to the movie. Given that I don't have a high degree of confidence in the writing skills of Stephenie Meyer, it would not surprise me if the book was just as flawed.

Sylent_Asassin 08-13-2013 06:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Mister Ed (Post 801590)
I will say, after watching The Captains I was left thinking that Avery Brooks MUST be a really good actor, because no HINT of his true weirdness comes across in his performance on DS9, IMHO. He was the only one where I couldn't really see anything of the character in the actor.

Shatner: Do you believe in an afterlife?

Brooks: *smiles and plays piano for 30 seconds* Babbles and rambles on about something that has nothing to do with the question.

I originally expected Brooks to be most like his character on DS9, and it was the complete opposite. I must say though, Shatner is a bit more cerebral that I originally thought.

Mister Ed 08-13-2013 06:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Sylent_Asassin (Post 801798)

I originally expected Brooks to be most like his character on DS9, and it was the complete opposite. I must say though, Shatner is a bit more cerebral that I originally thought.

Well, given that he made the film, I think that perception is somewhat to be expected. ;)

Sylent_Asassin 08-13-2013 06:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Mister Ed (Post 801797)
I'm curious if anybody has both read the book and seen the movie. I'd be interested in whether the problems of the ending and unanswered questions stemmed from the book itself, or were unique to the movie. Given that I don't have a high degree of confidence in the writing skills of Stephenie Meyer, it would not surprise me if the book was just as flawed.

I wanted to divulge more, but didn't want to spoil it for anyone.

*Spoilers* The main character, in an attempt to keep from becoming a host, jumps from a 3 story (perhaps more) window to her death, but suffers no fatal injuries, just scratches- Never explained.

Sylent_Asassin 08-13-2013 06:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Mister Ed (Post 801799)
Well, given that he made the film, I think that perception is somewhat to be expected. ;)

Within reason, though. ;)

Scarecrow 08-13-2013 10:01 PM

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/i...htmTFvKxp66kZQ

Haven't actually seen it yet but I bought my tickets today and thought I would do my good deed by reminding everyone that it happens this week! lol

Agent Purple 08-13-2013 10:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Scarecrow (Post 801853)
https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/i...htmTFvKxp66kZQ

Haven't actually seen it yet but I bought my tickets today and thought I would do my good deed by reminding everyone that it happens this week! lol

I wish so bad I could go see that.

Michael Heide 08-13-2013 10:50 PM

Our Idiot Brother

What a feelgood movie. Not at all what I expected. And yet I really, really enjoyed this movie. Paul Rudd as young Jeff Bridges was so damn likable. I want this movie to spin into a series with the same actors. Now.

8/10.

Space Cop 08-13-2013 11:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scarecrow (Post 801853)

How do you riff a satire (and one that is generally well regarded)?

Mister Ed 08-13-2013 11:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Space Cop (Post 801863)
How do you riff a satire (and one that is generally well regarded)?

Wait, Starship Troopers is a well-regarded satire? I thought it was a famously horrible SF adaptation. I've never seen it, mainly because I figured I knew I would hate it, having enjoyed the novel.


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