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Re: What are you watching? The thread about what you're watching.
« Reply #1050 on: Sat, 15 May 2021, 03:09:58 »
The film really seemed like groundwork for a franchise, building up lore and giving nods to the MK universe.
I actually would not mind that at all. A franchise could be pretty cool. If they don't go completely off the rails.
Watched the movie as well and pretty much agree with you about your points.

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« Reply #1051 on: Sat, 15 May 2021, 08:25:11 »
Just watched Mortal Kombat and I thought it was fun for what it was. They did a good job with a girth of material and a limited budget bringing scope to something that was shot in a focused way. The film really seemed like groundwork for a franchise

I don't think they got their money's worth on $50 million.

They'd have to get much better writers for another one. Problem right now is probably none of the actors were memorable enough that people'd care to see them again.

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« Reply #1052 on: Sat, 15 May 2021, 14:04:47 »
Just watched Mortal Kombat and I thought it was fun for what it was. They did a good job with a girth of material and a limited budget bringing scope to something that was shot in a focused way. The film really seemed like groundwork for a franchise

I don't think they got their money's worth on $50 million.

They'd have to get much better writers for another one. Problem right now is probably none of the actors were memorable enough that people'd care to see them again.


Yes none of the survivors stand out, but that's why they can cycle in other characters for future films. I feel like they'd almost have to go with a known actor for Johnny Cage for that very reason, probably bring in Katana and Shao Khan(who's big enough to play him?)as well. The main group is just ripped good looking people who can fight, and I'd hope a tighter script would make it seem like they are acting better. Or just have way more fighting :))
They obviously blew the entire $50mil on sfx, he fought Goro at night for a reason.
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« Reply #1053 on: Mon, 17 May 2021, 09:08:31 »
The only real problem I had with MK is that when I think of Mortal Kombat, I think of the in-lore tournament that decides the fate of literal worlds, and iirc there wasn't even anything hinting at that in the movie, but that's more of a nitpick of me expecting them to first cater to people who played the games over the general audience. But to be fair, I was going in with an, admittedly, over-critical eye after the travesty that was the Monster Hunter movie.

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Re: What are you watching? The thread about what you're watching.
« Reply #1054 on: Mon, 17 May 2021, 09:21:00 »
The only real problem I had with MK is that when I think of Mortal Kombat, I think of the in-lore tournament that decides the fate of literal worlds, and iirc there wasn't even anything hinting at that in the movie, but that's more of a nitpick of me expecting them to first cater to people who played the games over the general audience. But to be fair, I was going in with an, admittedly, over-critical eye after the travesty that was the Monster Hunter movie.

We're at a point where it's getting too expensive to include plot.

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« Reply #1055 on: Mon, 17 May 2021, 13:43:17 »

We're at a point where it's getting too expensive to include plot.


True, especially with the bad reputation video game movies have. And even though they're improving, there's still the fact that video game movies are incredibly hit-and-miss. For example, I liked Warcraft. Thought it was a decent enough movie for what it was, even knowing the lore of the world and seeing some of the minor inaccuracies they had. It was a fun movie that followed the plot of Orcs & Humans, which is great because not many people are going to play a DOS RTS to get the story, then go through the 2 sequels and the lore of the MMORPG to parse through all of the retcons that came after.

But then compare that to a movie that felt like a personal insult to the fans, Monster Hunter. I get that it was trying to follow it's own story, that's fine. The stories in MH games are usually pretty damn bare-bones, essentially just being reasons to say "Hey, go hunt that big dragon!" And that's not always workable into a movie unless you're making a Kaiju flick, which they weren't really going for. But the amount of things that the movie just ignored or got completely wrong to an absurd degree, is staggering. Spoilers for a bad movie that I'm angry about ahead.

For example, the film treats Black Diablos like a "play with its prey" cat-and-mouse kinda thing, but Diablos are very specifically a species of herbivores, and Black Diablos are territorial because they are female Diablos in heat. The biggest threat in the movie is a stampede of herbivores, Aptonoth that might as well not even be capable of doing damage in game because they're basically dinosaur cows that hunters farm for raw meat. Then, there's the whole thing with the damn Switch Axe the Admiral uses. The film completely ignores how the weapon functions in-game, and by extension in-lore, except that it has an axe mode and a sword mode. They treat it like a sword-shaped flamethrower, which doesn't even slightly line up with how the weapon functions. As someone who actually mains that weapon, it's infuriating to see one of my favorite things in the series treated so poorly. Anyway, rant over, back to the point.

So yeah, I understand why MK went the route of being a little bare-bones by comparison. Less to mess up, and more of the fighting which is kinda the main point of the movie. I just hope they continue and show more of the actual lore from the games, because it's legitimately pretty interesting and I would hate to see that squandered.

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Re: What are you watching? The thread about what you're watching.
« Reply #1056 on: Thu, 20 May 2021, 09:02:46 »
Rewatching Heat with De Niro and Pacino for 4th time... xd

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« Reply #1057 on: Thu, 20 May 2021, 09:44:27 »
Rewatched, Chaos Walking...

If it weren't for the plot holes,   it'd be considered a really well made movie.  Cinematography is spot on.

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« Reply #1058 on: Thu, 20 May 2021, 10:25:14 »
Rewatching Heat with De Niro and Pacino for 4th time... xd
It's worth a 5th as well.
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« Reply #1059 on: Thu, 20 May 2021, 20:03:06 »
Just watching random youtube videos since I have nothing else to watch. I just finished watching Black Butler last week though, p good show

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« Reply #1060 on: Mon, 24 May 2021, 04:32:52 »
Just re-watched Breaking Bad from the start again.  Such a great series, better than just about anything else made before or since.  I urge anyone who as not watched it (is there anyone?) to make sure you do, you won't regret it.
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Re: What are you watching? The thread about what you're watching.
« Reply #1061 on: Mon, 24 May 2021, 07:12:31 »
Started watching the new MODOK series from HULU, it's a good take on a villain from a comedic perspective.  Also love that Patton Oswalt is voicing MODOK - fits perfectly.

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Re: What are you watching? The thread about what you're watching.
« Reply #1062 on: Mon, 24 May 2021, 09:50:19 »
Just re-watched Breaking Bad from the start again.  Such a great series, better than just about anything else made before or since.  I urge anyone who as not watched it (is there anyone?) to make sure you do, you won't regret it.

For me, the problem with Breaking Bad is twofold. The first is that I've heard so many people hyping it for so long that there is no way for the show to live up to the glorified expectations everyone I've personally heard speak about it has set for the show. The other is that recently, I've preferred more lighthearted content. Sure, I may occasionally watch something a bit deeper, more introspective, and has a "darker" feel to it, but overall? I'll stick with my preferred stuff, mostly comedic in nature because I'm tired of the "world sucks" stuff in general, personally. From what I've seen, Gus Fring is cool though.

Started watching the new MODOK series from HULU, it's a good take on a villain from a comedic perspective.  Also love that Patton Oswalt is voicing MODOK - fits perfectly.

Now I wish I still had my Hulu subscription! I was kinda intrigued by the MODOK trailers, but was worried that it would turn out to be one of those series that just uses the same "adult humor" as crap like Family Guy or American Dad. Like sticking a few curse words and crude humor suddenly makes it immediately funny. If it's a legitimately good show, it may be worth it to check out!

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« Reply #1063 on: Mon, 24 May 2021, 10:35:28 »
Unlike game of thrones/ battle star gallactica,   Breakingbad lives up to the Hype, it's still not as good as FIREFLY though. .

No show will ever be that good ever again.

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« Reply #1064 on: Mon, 24 May 2021, 12:47:39 »
Firefly was great, agreed.
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Re: What are you watching? The thread about what you're watching.
« Reply #1065 on: Mon, 24 May 2021, 13:20:55 »

I'm tired of the "world sucks" stuff in general


It has receded pretty far into the past by now, but Six Feet Under was brilliant and imaginative.
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« Reply #1066 on: Mon, 24 May 2021, 14:47:33 »
Just re-watched Breaking Bad from the start again.  Such a great series, better than just about anything else made before or since.  I urge anyone who as not watched it (is there anyone?) to make sure you do, you won't regret it.


probably my favorite tv series of all-time


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Re: What are you watching? The thread about what you're watching.
« Reply #1068 on: Wed, 26 May 2021, 09:50:35 »
I watched Deceived (1991).
I love those old movies form 80s-90s. They were done a lot better than movies nowadays.
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« Reply #1070 on: Wed, 26 May 2021, 16:13:16 »
I watched Deceived (1991).
I love those old movies form 80s-90s. They were done a lot better than movies nowadays.
I have the same feeling about the 60s
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« Reply #1071 on: Wed, 26 May 2021, 16:53:52 »
Wrath of Man,  It's got all the right pewpewpewpew

Loaded it up last night on my server, can't wait to enjoy it.   :thumb:

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« Reply #1072 on: Wed, 26 May 2021, 16:58:20 »
Wrath of Man,  It's got all the right pewpewpewpew

Loaded it up last night on my server, can't wait to enjoy it.   :thumb:

The entire time I kept thinking, Bruce willis, this is what BW should be doing, not Cosmic Sin..


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« Reply #1073 on: Thu, 27 May 2021, 05:26:11 »
I watched Deceived (1991).
I love those old movies form 80s-90s. They were done a lot better than movies nowadays.
I have the same feeling about the 60s

Well, 50s-60s movies are a bit too simple when watched, that's just my feeling. But you can feel that those times defined cinematography.
I like to notice all those things like new, more complex stories, new ways to capture moments in movies, new camera views/moves - all that when watching movies.
You can see how cinematography evolved through ages - from 50s-60s to 80-90s and further.

My wife thinks I'm a weirdo, as I watch movie really focused, keeping an eye on every actor in the cine, sometimes I rewind to see something again as noticed something strange - either some interesting fact, or recorded mistake etc or just watch other actors in the scene, when main one talks and other very often show their reaction to something, when normally wathcer do not see them as focusing on main actor in the scene. Things like that :)

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Re: What are you watching? The thread about what you're watching.
« Reply #1074 on: Thu, 27 May 2021, 06:54:33 »

My wife thinks I'm a weirdo, as I watch movie really focused


Same here. My ex- never paid attention and constantly asked "Wait, what just happened?"
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« Reply #1075 on: Thu, 27 May 2021, 16:25:02 »
Kiss the Ground (2020)

Solid easily comprehensible documentary on the importance of Soil Ecology for CO2 Sequestration.



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Re: What are you watching? The thread about what you're watching.
« Reply #1076 on: Sun, 30 May 2021, 16:33:44 »
Rewatched Bladerunner 2049,

You guys remember movies used to be gud' ?


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« Reply #1077 on: Sun, 30 May 2021, 17:06:15 »

My wife thinks I'm a weirdo, as I watch movie really focused


Same here. My ex- never paid attention and constantly asked "Wait, what just happened?"

I understand why she's "ex"  :thumb:

Yeah, I hate when people don't pay attention watching movies - if they treat it as killing time, then what the point...
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Re: What are you watching? The thread about what you're watching.
« Reply #1078 on: Sun, 30 May 2021, 17:19:36 »

My wife thinks I'm a weirdo, as I watch movie really focused


Same here. My ex- never paid attention and constantly asked "Wait, what just happened?"

I understand why she's "ex"  :thumb:

Yeah, I hate when people don't pay attention watching movies - if they treat it as killing time, then what the point...

Not everyone haz dat oled, phinix,

peeps who grew up watching them blurboxes aren't as attached.

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Re: What are you watching? The thread about what you're watching.
« Reply #1079 on: Mon, 31 May 2021, 02:12:06 »

My wife thinks I'm a weirdo, as I watch movie really focused


Same here. My ex- never paid attention and constantly asked "Wait, what just happened?"

I understand why she's "ex"  :thumb:

Yeah, I hate when people don't pay attention watching movies - if they treat it as killing time, then what the point...

Not everyone haz dat oled, phinix,

peeps who grew up watching them blurboxes aren't as attached.


tp, I have oled since this January and I do not watch movies on it. Its my PC monitor (well, watched a couple on it, but 99% of the time its a monitor to read GH :D )
Plus tv has nothing to do with my way of watching movies. If you like and admire movies, you want to experience their view, learn their story - then you appreciate it and focus on every single second of it - this is my opinion. I never watched a movie by peeking every now and then - this I consider as a waste of time and tv :D
I watch movies on regular 65" LCD, which I bought 5 years ago. Plus I AM that person who grew up on blurry tv - I watched literally thousands of movies on VHS before I even saw a lcd in a store :)
My first lcd tv I bought was in 2009 I think.
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Re: What are you watching? The thread about what you're watching.
« Reply #1080 on: Mon, 31 May 2021, 08:28:25 »

focus on every single second


As has been borne out by many studies, multi-tasking is "worse than a lie" as one of my instructors in an efficiency class loved to say.

https://appliedpsychologydegree.usc.edu/blog/to-multitask-or-not-to-multitask/

“The mass of Trump companies is justifiably called Byzantine. It’s a deliberate labyrinth of connections, some of them intended to maximize Trump’s tax benefits — like the company that supposedly owns Trump’s planes and leases them to the other companies, all of which are just Trump, allowing for a double-dip on deductions. Other companies seem to exist for no purpose other than to make investigating Trump’s finances more complicated and more difficult to penetrate.”
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Re: What are you watching? The thread about what you're watching.
« Reply #1081 on: Mon, 31 May 2021, 08:35:38 »
Plus I AM that person who grew up on blurry tv - I watched literally thousands of movies on VHS before I even saw a lcd in a store :)

dat's an Autism spectrum disorder, we can thank nooqular weapons tests + chemical fertilizers + pesticides, All of which evolved from WW2 tech.

Tp4 is also up to 6000 movies now. 1000 of which in the last year.

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Re: What are you watching? The thread about what you're watching.
« Reply #1082 on: Tue, 01 June 2021, 19:38:44 »
Watched Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark. Wasn't very good.

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Re: What are you watching? The thread about what you're watching.
« Reply #1083 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 02:24:40 »

focus on every single second


As has been borne out by many studies, multi-tasking is "worse than a lie" as one of my instructors in an efficiency class loved to say.

https://appliedpsychologydegree.usc.edu/blog/to-multitask-or-not-to-multitask/



I agree :)

Plus I AM that person who grew up on blurry tv - I watched literally thousands of movies on VHS before I even saw a lcd in a store :)

dat's an Autism spectrum disorder, we can thank nooqular weapons tests + chemical fertilizers + pesticides, All of which evolved from WW2 tech.

Tp4 is also up to 6000 movies now. 1000 of which in the last year.


Thats right - plus, I was 6 years old and about 900km from the Czarnobyl, when it went up with smoke.

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Re: What are you watching? The thread about what you're watching.
« Reply #1084 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 05:16:54 »
Thats right - plus, I was 6 years old and about 900km from the Czarnobyl, when it went up with smoke.
I was 203km closer and grew up fine I think
(...)Whereas back then I wrote about the tyranny of the majority, today I'd combine that with the tyranny of the minorities. These days, you have to be careful of both. They both want to control you. The first group, by making you do the same thing over and over again. The second group is indicated by the letters I get from the Vassar girls who want me to put more women's lib in The Martian Chronicles, or from blacks who want more black people in Dandelion Wine.
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Re: What are you watching? The thread about what you're watching.
« Reply #1085 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 05:42:54 »
Thats right - plus, I was 6 years old and about 900km from the Czarnobyl, when it went up with smoke.
I was 203km closer and grew up fine I think

Yeah, sure, just wait 10 more years:)
Jokes aside, I dont think we will ever know if it had any affect on us. maybe it had, maybe not, I remember my dad taking me out to doctor to get some Lugol's solution.
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Re: What are you watching? The thread about what you're watching.
« Reply #1086 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 14:21:10 »
I sold my AMC at $20 :(

oops

wrong thread, whatever

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Re: What are you watching? The thread about what you're watching.
« Reply #1087 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 19:49:21 »
Handmaids any good beyond season 2 ?,  Kind of lost traction for me at the end there.

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Re: What are you watching? The thread about what you're watching.
« Reply #1088 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 20:45:05 »

Handmaids any good beyond season 2 ?  Kind of lost traction for me at the end there.


That was how I felt. The birthing episode was spectacular but after that I was done. Yet another example of how post-book material created to extend the TV show seemed extraneous.
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Re: What are you watching? The thread about what you're watching.
« Reply #1089 on: Thu, 03 June 2021, 18:07:15 »
Occupation rainfall.  What was Australia thinking.... /angry

They also shamelessly paid for bot reviews on imdb.


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Re: What are you watching? The thread about what you're watching.
« Reply #1091 on: Sun, 06 June 2021, 00:49:31 »
Just started Invincible on Amazon. Good to see Image Comics getting their due recently, never thought this is what would be picked for an animated series.
It's pretty good so far, the animation sucks but they do it for kitch value to make it vibe like a '90s WB Sat AM cartoon. I'd almost say the voice actors are too good for the **** animation in some cases. They sure go for shock value to drive home points which reeks of early '00s comics being about as subtle as a brick to the temple, but not necessarily in a bad way.

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Re: What are you watching? The thread about what you're watching.
« Reply #1092 on: Sun, 06 June 2021, 17:50:44 »
Just watched Conjuring 3. It was ok, good quality horror movie.
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Re: What are you watching? The thread about what you're watching.
« Reply #1093 on: Sun, 06 June 2021, 18:06:58 »
Just watched Conjuring 3. It was ok, good quality horror movie.

Well made,  didn't really scare..

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Re: What are you watching? The thread about what you're watching.
« Reply #1094 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 07:58:28 »
Watched You Were Never Really Here for the second time last night, I'd forgotten both just how good and just how dark that movie got. For anyone that's seen it, got any similar recommendations?
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Re: What are you watching? The thread about what you're watching.
« Reply #1095 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 08:05:13 »
Toradora. Going to watch Beyond the Boundary next.


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Re: What are you watching? The thread about what you're watching.
« Reply #1096 on: Tue, 08 June 2021, 03:02:03 »
Just watched Conjuring 3. It was ok, good quality horror movie.

Well made,  didn't really scare..


Yeah, well made, but not scary - but then, do they really scare you when you're an adult?
I remember scary horror movies when I was a kid (Re-animator, Deadly Friend) - but once I've grown up, I can't find a single scary horror movie, its all either jump scary scenes, or just effects that are more funny than scary.
Well, I felt a bit of chills when watching The Others in the cinema, when I was 21yo, but not scary...
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Re: What are you watching? The thread about what you're watching.
« Reply #1097 on: Tue, 08 June 2021, 08:55:26 »
Just watched Conjuring 3. It was ok, good quality horror movie.

Well made,  didn't really scare..


Yeah, well made, but not scary - but then, do they really scare you when you're an adult?
I remember scary horror movies when I was a kid (Re-animator, Deadly Friend) - but once I've grown up, I can't find a single scary horror movie, its all either jump scary scenes, or just effects that are more funny than scary.
Well, I felt a bit of chills when watching The Others in the cinema, when I was 21yo, but not scary...

Leprechaun 1-3 still scares Tp4..  Triple scary if you watch it on VHS.

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« Reply #1098 on: Sat, 12 June 2021, 15:48:32 »
Saw this, almost relapsed..  don't do drugs.

It's like you can smell that ramen grease from the monitor, and the lighting is so accurate, it's dim, middle of the night, hungry, binge watching some dumb anime


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Re: What are you watching? The thread about what you're watching.
« Reply #1099 on: Mon, 14 June 2021, 11:44:30 »
Mainly watched some mindless action and comedy flicks this weekend with my mother and sister - Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Home Alone, the 90's Dennis the Menace Movie, etc.

It was a long week last week, so we all just wanted to turn our brains off lol.