General General movie discussion (news, reviews, whatever)

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  1. MachidaKarate

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    I figured it could be good to have a general movie discussion thread. Any time there's some movie news, or you want to post a review or offer some other comment about a film, and you don't think it's worth creating a whole new thread for it then post it in here.

    I've watched some films and run across some news that I thought about posting but was like, "Nah, the thread probably won't even get 10 responses." I'm sure others have been in that position, too. This thread solves that problem.


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    Hey, I'll start. . .

    I saw The Meg today.

    It was . . . okay. It's Jason Statham vs Giant Shark. No more, no less.

    It was a decent enough time at the movies and I did enjoy spending two hours looking at this girl:

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    But as a summer blockbuster it really is pretty average fare. While the concept is good and the effects are serviceable, the dialogue is occasionally laughable and there are times in the film where it should have a lot of energy but just feels strangely inert.

    If you just want to go see a movie and this sounds like it's up your alley, then just make sure to go in with modest expectations. Under those circumstances you can probably have some fun with it.

    All in all, I guess I would give it a 6.5/10.



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  3. Lars

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    Avengers Infinity War Thoughts:
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  4. MachidaKarate

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    Right after I post this I see we apparently have a "rate the last movie you saw" thread.

    Eh well, maybe they can both survive.
     
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    Saw it. Was bored by it.

    I don't know what it is about the Avengers films but I have disliked all of them. It just seems like any time they try to cram so many characters into one film the result is an uninteresting story.
     
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    Not sure if anyone here gives a shit about Star Trek, but it looks like Chris Pine's and Chris Hemsworth's involvement in Star Trek 4 is in doubt.

    Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth 'Star Trek 4' Future In Doubt as Talks Fall Through (Exclusive)


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    I watched Never Been Kissed tonight.

    It was funny and big-hearted!

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  8. MachidaKarate

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    Anyone else seen the trailer for A Star is Born?

    Apparently this is the third remake of the 1937 original. I haven't seen any of them but I think this trailer looks pretty good.

    LOL @ Gaga being like, "Oh yeah, I figured I was too ugly to be a performer" though.



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    I'm working overtime trying to gauge the seriousness of this post. . .
     
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    Hey @Lars@Lars
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    Thor was still kewl doe
     
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    The first was the best Avengers movie. The payoff of seeing all the characters together on screen after the solo movies was great!
    They haven't been able to top that in any of the sequels imo
     
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    I remember thinking even the first one was a bore. The second was worse. The third was . . . all right.

    I have enjoyed nearly everything else in the MCU much more. Winter Soldier is probably still the best of the whole lot.
     
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    Yeah, Hemsworth is not important to the franchise at all, but Pine certainly is. He's goddamned Captain Kirk!

    Not sure what they'd do if they can't lure him back. Re-cast, I guess.

    BTW, if you're a Hemsworth fan I assume you've already seen Rush, but if not, go watch Rush.
     
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    Fuck, that capture looks pretty.
     
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    Upcoming film with Matthew McConaughey. I think it looks interesting. Will definitely check it out.

    Hopefully it will be a hit for MM because he needs one. It's been a minute since he was in a film that really performed well.



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    Looks like The Meg took in $44 million domestically this weekend and $141 million worldwide. That smashes the box office projections of a domestic haul in the mid-20s.

    The Meg is a Chinese-American co-production and apparently China contributed about half of the $97 million international box office.
     
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    I'll watch this.
     
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    Hi
    My favorite movie is Batman
    Thanks
     
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    This looks excellent. Fuck do I love McConaughey since he shed all the sexy muscle man stuff and became a seriously incredible actor.
     
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