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  Reply # 612741 21-Apr-2012 09:53 Send private message quote this post

xpd - my daughter has both read and watched the Hunger Games. She considers the movie to be a simple way to understand the book, and that the books contain WAY too much to fit in the movie.

Oh, she's 20 and so not a tweenie fan girl - she was actually surprised how young most of the movie goers are. She's watched a few violent R16's with us (parents) and thinks that if they'd portrayed as much violence in the movie as in the book then it would have needed the R rating... hence her surprise at the barely-teens being there.

I have yet to watch it, I've read the book. I haven't seen any of the hype - this factor alone improves any movie by at least 25%




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  Reply # 612761 21-Apr-2012 10:54 Send private message quote this post

Last couple of good movies I watched were Late Bloomers (a quietly entertaining look at getting older, with William Hurt and Isabella Rossellini), and a french animated feature called A Cat In Paris (quite innocently sweet in parts, with a novel visual style to it).

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  Reply # 612778 21-Apr-2012 12:16 Send private message quote this post

Tower Heist. 7/10.

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  Reply # 614724 25-Apr-2012 03:40 Send private message quote this post

The Avengers - 10/10

Better than all the individual movies & so well balanced with all the characters. Whedon is a master. Left the cinema thinking when I can come and see it again. Seriously good fun and man, best Hulk ever. See this movie!





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  Reply # 614756 25-Apr-2012 08:57 Send private message quote this post

Avengers is out? Wow Did you see it in 3D?

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  Reply # 614841 25-Apr-2012 11:55 Send private message quote this post

Uknown.

2/10.

Garbage. Neeson's better than this.




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  Reply # 614842 25-Apr-2012 11:57 Send private message quote this post

By comparison, taken was one of the best movies I'd ever seen.. the scene where he was talking his daughter through her kidnapping was very very intense.

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  Reply # 614843 25-Apr-2012 11:57 Send private message quote this post

Also Love Actually. Neeson was epic.

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  Reply # 614895 25-Apr-2012 13:27 Send private message quote this post

I agree I thought Taken was really good too although a little messed up at places.

One movie that was not good was Haywire it was terrible there were parts of the movie where I was wondering if they were ever going to talk again and other parts where I (nearly literally) could have gotten up made a coffee to come back and have the character still running away from a person (although mostly you were just treated to watchin them run (please note in no way was it a action scene type of running either where stuff was happening just outright running)).

This movie is probably in the lead for worst of the year and probably this decade. With the people who actually starred in this too it was outright terrible, terrible acting, terrible story, terrible all around. It's so bad my brother in law who thought it looked good enough to watch now won't admit it was his idea to do so lol.


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  Reply # 614924 25-Apr-2012 14:22 Send private message quote this post

networkn: Avengers is out? Wow Did you see it in 3D?


Yup went to the 12:001am showing at the Embassy in 3D. Still think it was amazing after a good nights sleep.





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  Reply # 614941 25-Apr-2012 15:13 Send private message quote this post

For all you that love Taken.. go and watch I saw the Devil, up until last weekend Taken was my favourite thriller.. Not so much anymore.

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  Reply # 615134 25-Apr-2012 20:21 Send private message quote this post

garvani: For all you that love Taken.. go and watch I saw the Devil, up until last weekend Taken was my favourite thriller.. Not so much anymore.


Where did you see it, I can't find it anywhere. Even my local video store didn't have it.

Anyone seen any taylor lautner thrillers, were they any good?


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  Reply # 615151 25-Apr-2012 21:11 Send private message quote this post

networkn: Avengers is out? Wow Did you see it in 3D?


Agree with the other poster. Great movie and I saw it in 3D. Don't go until the credits are ended as like most Marvel movies, there is a coda that suggests what the next villains might be.

A couple of points. The 3D was done in post and wasn't filmed in 3D. So the effects are not as dramatic as one would normally see. OTOH Peter Jackson is shooting Hobbit in 3D with Red cameras so the 3D should be much more effective.

I was surprised the movie was in 1.85:1 aspect ratio which is unusual for a blockbuster but it was a deliberate choice by the director. As the Director of Photograher says in an interview

"The frame was composed for the 1.85:1 aspect ratio, a concept that was spearheaded by Whedon early on. Explains McGarvey, "Shooting 1.85:1 is kind of unusual for an epic film like this, but we needed the height in the screen to be able to frame in all the characters like Hulk, Captain America and Black Widow, who is much smaller. We had to give them all precedence and width within the frame. Also, Joss knew the final battle sequence was going to be this extravaganza in Manhattan, so the height and vertical scale of the buildings was going to be really important."

It certainly works and I usually feel cheated(!) if that is the right term when top an bottom mattes are placed into position to frame the native 16:9 screen for a widescreen presentation.




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  Reply # 615209 25-Apr-2012 22:45 Send private message quote this post

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garvani: For all you that love Taken.. go and watch I saw the Devil, up until last weekend Taken was my favourite thriller.. Not so much anymore.


Where did you see it, I can't find it anywhere. Even my local video store didn't have it.

Anyone seen any taylor lautner thrillers, were they any good?


iTunes have it for rent or buy. I haven't seen abduction, but from what I've heard it's pretty horrible.

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  Reply # 616817 29-Apr-2012 00:45 Send private message quote this post

Avengers, BEST Super Hero Movie EVER! 9.5. I already pre-ordered the Blu-ray as soon as I got home.

Not a cringeworthy hollywood moment in it, laugh out loud moments many times, just epic.

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