What was the last movie you watched ....

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  1. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    Itll be interesting as they re casted Morpheus. And if theyll address the "simulation theory" that The Matrix started.
    Another possible idea was that the Matrix was one level and "the real world/Zion" was just another simulation. Kinda like Inception + Matrix
     
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  2. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    Also interesting to see John Wick make a crossover into the matrix story o_O
     
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  3. Grond

    Grond Valued Member

    Saw Shang Chi tonight. Learned I've been saying "Shang Chi" wrong for a long time, but wow what a movie. My brain is still trying to process all the Tai Chi stuff, but. wow.
     
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  4. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    Keanu does Matrix
    Matrix crew creates John Wick
    John Wick slowly morphs in more Matrix
    John Wick returns to Matrix

    Theres some Buddhist life circle quote somewhere thatll fit this..
     
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  5. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    Mulan. A lot of cable-fu, aka wire-fu, but i liked it
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  6. Anth

    Anth Daft. Supporter

    No Time to Die (the new Bond movie). Back to the "proper" Bond films, including the old "female only appearing in the movie for ten minutes then forgotten about" in Ana de Armas which is a shame. I won't go into what else happens but I found it to be a brilliant film.

    For anyone that's interested too, the keeper of firearms and artillery at the Royal Armouries in Leeds did a breakdown of the guns shown in the second trailer which is quite interesting (as are the rest of his videos).
     
  7. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

  8. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    Rumble in the Bronx

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  9. Anth

    Anth Daft. Supporter

    John Wick Chapter 2. I'm still convinced that those films are just Neo in a different simulation or whatever and that the series will merge in Matrix 5. Winston is the Oracle, The Elder (in Parabellum) is the Architect, Bowery King is Morpheus (heck, his glasses are on the desk in Chapter 2), the doctor is the keymaker (both Randall Duk Kim) and the Wachowski siblings have told Chad Stahelski that the characters are his until they want them back (eg for Matrix 4).
     
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  10. Grond

    Grond Valued Member

    Definitely one of my top 1o.

    My favorite scene is the one with the toilet. Such a truism.
     
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  11. Rand86

    Rand86 likes to butt heads

    I'm honestly not sure if I love this theory or hate it.
     
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  12. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    Ghostbusters afterlife.
    Was brilliant, watched it with the family and they all enjoyed it.:cool:
     
  13. Anth

    Anth Daft. Supporter

    Ghostbusters Afterlife.

    Fantastic film. Great use of a certain actor and I did have a lump in my throat for a couple of scenes. Adam Savage of Mythbusters fame had a big hand in a few bits and apparently Jason Reitman planned the last big action scene on the floor with toys (his dad, the original director, walked in and just sighed). There's some great behind the scenes bits with Adam Savage on Youtube.
     
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  14. Grond

    Grond Valued Member

    Finally saw Dune, in IMAX. Pretty impressive on that size of a screen, because when I rewatched it at home on HBO it was 90% less impressive. Still a great movie but some of those wide desert shots were just meant to be seen on a big screen, home video doesn't cut it at all.

    Compared to the 1984 version, I think I liked this one better, because in the book Paul is supposed be 15, and Kyle MacLachlan was 25 when he starred in the first movie. Way too old and cocky, even for somebody trained in elite martial arts and ESP. The younger Paul was a lot more convincing so far, angsty and emotive, and I can't wait to see the next movie where he comes into his own. That one scene where he sees his real future as a leader, that was intense.
     
  15. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    In the last few weeks I have watched...

    Dune - Beautiful film, top notch design and cinematography, excellent cast and acting (Rebecca Ferguson nails it as usual...this woman can do no wrong). Only downside is that the end felt a little abrupt or arbitrary to me. I know it's part of a longer story but a film still has to stand alone as its own thing and end as such.

    Ghostbusters afterlife - Basically Ghostbusters 1 set in the desert. Same bad guy, same devil dogs, same sort of ghosts, same sort of plot even. The lead did a great job as young Spengler. Paul Rudd is always engaging. Not enough ghost action at the end though (just 2? Really?). But I enjoyed it for all that and the kids loved it (the muncher car chase made my son bounce up and down).

    Palm Springs - Late to the party on this one and not a big release (afaik). Heard good things about it on a Mark Kermode podcast so gave it a watch. I thought this film was brilliant. Really funny, sweet natured without being too saccharine, just the right kind of spiky humour, some nice twists and turns and who doesn't like a bit of irascible JK Simmons?
     
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  16. Grond

    Grond Valued Member

    I thought it was a lot like The Ten Commandments intermission. I have to watch it again but basically the biggest movie in history at the time (3 plus hours, also about desert messiahs) was split in two, with the first half being pretty intense by mid-act but the first ends with a sort of quiet, relavatory denouement that sets up the second act, with Moses chatting to his girl about God's plan for him as the 10 minute orchestra intermezzo begins.

    In that sense the first act of Dune did the same. It hit it's own crescendo about 95% in, with the last 5% spent in awe of the fact that Paul and his mom have survived so much in such a short time. For those who have read the book, we wanted more of course but it was a nice tease by the director. For those who don't know, it set up a great mystery, I think. I hope those people were so taken away, they left the theater thinking "omg, that was only part 1????".

    And Hans Zimmer can do no wrong, I was entranced as the credits rolled, wondering about my own future transformations. Bought that music score the moment I got home.
     
  17. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

  18. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    Oh I'll have to check out those behind the scenes bits :)
     
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  19. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    just found out there is an end end credit scene in Ghostbusters Afterlife, so anyone who watches it stay right to the end :D
     

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