General Movie Discussion Thread

Re: General Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Va-Va-Voom » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:11 am

Angelito wrote:
Va-Va-Voom wrote:I want to read Doctor Sleep before I see it.


Have you read The Shining?


Yep.

Coincidentally just re-read it a couple months back.

Avoid IT 2 at all costs.

Possibly the worst horror movie I've ever seen which takes some doing and it's nearly 3 hours long.

Genuinely wasn't a scary moment in the entire movie, it's a bunch of jump scares and terrible CGI.

The fact the comedic value was the best thing about it tells you all you need to know about this "horror" movie.
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Re: General Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Ach » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:23 am

Lol

That bad? I'll still watch it but not at the cinema.
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Re: General Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Va-Va-Voom » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:27 am

Yeah save your money.
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Re: General Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Ach » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:39 am

Anything decent out next month or so?

With Marvel on hiatus for a while, it's time for others to step up.

Joker out in October but anything before that?
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Re: General Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Angelito » Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:51 pm

Va-Va-Voom wrote:
Angelito wrote:
Va-Va-Voom wrote:I want to read Doctor Sleep before I see it.


Have you read The Shining?


Yep.

Coincidentally just re-read it a couple months back.


Doctor Sleep, for me, is King's reaction to Kubrick morphing King's content into Kubrick's own version.

King and Kubrick had major differences during the filming/scripting of The Shining. He (King) disagreed with various facets of the movie: Jack's innate evilness, the subtext of child abuse in the movie, Wendy's homely nature, and the mood of the movie. King had written Wendy as a blonde bombshell who married beneath her. But in the film, we see the opposite. Wendy is the traditional homely housewife to a much intelligent and charming Jack.

King even oversaw his own adaptation of The Shining as a of a mini-series in 1997. Suffice to say, it's not a patch on Kubrick's version. That said, the novel is one of the greatest horror novels of all time. Absolutely gold.

The best and most honest movie adaptation of a Stephen King novel is Misery. It's a classic. Chjeck it out if you haven't already.
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Re: General Movie Discussion Thread

Postby themessiah » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:27 pm

It chapter 2

Dear GOD

Is easily the worst movie I've seen this year. So long, tonal shifts constantly. The clown is barely on screen and when he is it's cgi. He never gets his moment

2/10. and that’s being generous
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Re: General Movie Discussion Thread

Postby themessiah » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:37 pm

Ach wrote:Anything decent out next month or so?

With Marvel on hiatus for a while, it's time for others to step up.

Joker out in October but anything before that?




Nothing good out till the Joker movie, long way till October though.

I need my superhero fix!
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Re: General Movie Discussion Thread

Postby themessiah » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:40 pm

Ach wrote:
themessiah wrote:
Ach wrote:Won't be as good as the original


all shit aside, IT (1990) was superior and my favorite by far.... people think the remake chapter one was just better cause the kids were hilarious and swore so much

I haven’t seen It Chapter Two yet, but will as soon as I possibly can, but I will admit that I liked It (TV Mini-Series 1990) WAY better than It (2017).

Btw I am actually curious to hear what you think of Doctor Sleep.


I liked part 1 of the remake and I'll probably like part 2 as well but the original was awesome. Pennywise in that is far more scarier than what he was in the remake. I too have heard part 2 is shit but I'll still watch it and make my own mind up. Never go to watch a film based on reviews. I make my own mind up on films.

Never heard of doctor sleep until your post. I guess if you're a Stephen King fan then you'll love it. I loved the shining. Plus Ewan McGregor is in it and haven't ever seen him in a bad film.



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"Doctor Sleep" (the book, anyway) is about as ballsy and off-the-wall a sequel to "The Shining" as you could ask for. It provides continuity of character while also sending the story in a completely different direction. Curious to see how the movie plays.
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Re: General Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Phil71 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:50 pm

themessiah wrote:It chapter 2

Dear GOD

Is easily the worst movie I've seen this year. So long, tonal shifts constantly. The clown is barely on screen and when he is it's cgi. He never gets his moment

2/10. and that’s being generous


Bad enough that you want it to rewind right back to the beginning, then get up from your seat and walk backwards out of the theatre, stopping only at the kiosk to see your money come back out of the till and into your pocket.
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Re: General Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Ach » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:56 pm

Got detective pikachu and hellboy

Haven't seen either.

Not a Pokemon fan but Ryan Reynolds is the GOAT

Original hellboy films were great. Heard this is shit but I'll watch and make my own mind up
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Re: General Movie Discussion Thread

Postby GoonerJeff » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:59 pm

Loved the new Child's play. Good mix with humor, great kills and a lot of Fun!
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Re: General Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Eshwar » Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:37 am

Loved far from home. Nice comic book nods, tons of humor....
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Re: General Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Fenice » Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:26 pm

Eshwar wrote:Loved far from home. Nice comic book nods, tons of humor....


They’ve been doing really well with their comic books nods in the past few movies. I enjoy it a lot.
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Re: General Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Rockape » Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:34 pm

Has anyone seen the made for TV version of It?

I remember well sitting in front of the TV when it came on and watching the paper boat floating into the drain and what happened next. Was hooked and watched the whole thing.

Years later I read the book which explains much more and had me turning every page, but was ultimately very disappointed by the ending. When you are as good a writer as King to be able to create so much tension, but his endings can never live up to the buildup.
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Re: General Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Ach » Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:34 pm

Got Aladdin and john wick 3

Seen the former. Not the latter.

Is it as good as the first 2?
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