Movie Thoughts, as you're watching

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Re: Movie Thoughts, as you're watching

#1526 Post by alan smithee » 27 Jan 2014, 01:11

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while choosing films for the 2014 Box office game, and subsequently surfing imdb and box office mojo, it appears that religious film is planning for a big year. Noah, Exodus, and Son of God. The first two look like they'll be epic. I'm on the fence about the third.
Why, that does sound like a trend. I wonder why now? And I wonder if any of them will have merit.
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Re: Movie Thoughts, as you're watching

#1527 Post by Gren » 29 Jan 2014, 16:44

I know they had to spend a lot of time on the CGI but surely someone could have written a real script?
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#1528 Post by » 05 Feb 2014, 01:18

The bad guys in the shitty Last House on the Left remake are Garret Dillahunt, Riki Lindhome and Aaron Paul?!?
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#1529 Post by Mazer » 10 Feb 2014, 19:47

I don't really understand celebrity voices in animated films. They've got to be more expensive than hiring a no-name, and I don't really know that it would bring in more revenue. I go see movies in part because of who is starring, but wouldn't for voice work. And it's actually often distracting in the film, trying to figure out how I know that voice. Just me?

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#1530 Post by Steel Frog » 10 Feb 2014, 20:13

Mazer wrote:I don't really understand celebrity voices in animated films. They've got to be more expensive than hiring a no-name, and I don't really know that it would bring in more revenue. I go see movies in part because of who is starring, but wouldn't for voice work. And it's actually often distracting in the film, trying to figure out how I know that voice. Just me?
I get your point. Sometimes I find it distracting. Personally, I like guessing celebrity voices, like Matt Damon and John Cusack and Tom Selleck on their current respective commercial voice-overs. It can be distracting, but I only ask they don't trot out a known entity instead of a voice when there's singing involved.

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#1531 Post by » 17 Feb 2014, 03:01

Steel Frog wrote:
Mazer wrote:I don't really understand celebrity voices in animated films. They've got to be more expensive than hiring a no-name, and I don't really know that it would bring in more revenue. I go see movies in part because of who is starring, but wouldn't for voice work. And it's actually often distracting in the film, trying to figure out how I know that voice. Just me?
I get your point. Sometimes I find it distracting. Personally, I like guessing celebrity voices, like Matt Damon and John Cusack and Tom Selleck on their current respective commercial voice-overs. It can be distracting, but I only ask they don't trot out a known entity instead of a voice when there's singing involved.
I tend to spend the whole movie trying to guess the voices. In some cases that enhances my enjoyment because I'm entertaining myself while watching. In a good movie, however, its distracting.
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#1532 Post by You Know, for Kids » 18 Feb 2014, 07:59

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Mazer wrote:I don't really understand celebrity voices in animated films. They've got to be more expensive than hiring a no-name, and I don't really know that it would bring in more revenue. I go see movies in part because of who is starring, but wouldn't for voice work. And it's actually often distracting in the film, trying to figure out how I know that voice. Just me?
I get your point. Sometimes I find it distracting. Personally, I like guessing celebrity voices, like Matt Damon and John Cusack and Tom Selleck on their current respective commercial voice-overs. It can be distracting, but I only ask they don't trot out a known entity instead of a voice when there's singing involved.
I tend to spend the whole movie trying to guess the voices. In some cases that enhances my enjoyment because I'm entertaining myself while watching. In a good movie, however, its distracting.
Maybe... to me it's like a game within the movie: "Is that...?"

The Lego movie had an interesting combination of yes and no answers to that question. I guess Harrison Ford is where the cost cutoff is. I thought Jonah Hill's part was immediately recognizable and perfect as Green Lantern. That said I was mildly distracted by the voice of the blue astronaut as I slowly convinced myself it was the voice of Professor Doofenschmirtz (it's not). I still left the theater thinking the movie was brilliant on many levels.
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Re: Movie Thoughts, as you're watching

#1533 Post by Batman » 18 Feb 2014, 10:03

You Know, for Kids wrote:I thought Jonah Hill's part was immediately recognizable and perfect as Green Lantern.
:green: Did you realize that Superman was his 21 Jump Street partner?
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#1534 Post by You Know, for Kids » 18 Feb 2014, 14:02

Batman wrote:
You Know, for Kids wrote:I thought Jonah Hill's part was immediately recognizable and perfect as Green Lantern.
:green: Did you realize that Superman was his 21 Jump Street partner?
No! I honestly completely overlooked Tatum in the credits. That's great.
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Re: Movie Thoughts, as you're watching

#1535 Post by Scruluce » 18 Feb 2014, 14:11

You Know, for Kids wrote:
Batman wrote:
You Know, for Kids wrote:I thought Jonah Hill's part was immediately recognizable and perfect as Green Lantern.
:green: Did you realize that Superman was his 21 Jump Street partner?
No! I honestly completely overlooked Tatum in the credits. That's great.
I still think it's awesome that Billy Dee Williams and Anthony Daniels voiced their respective characters.

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#1536 Post by You Know, for Kids » 19 Feb 2014, 07:14

Scruluce wrote:
You Know, for Kids wrote:
Batman wrote:
You Know, for Kids wrote:I thought Jonah Hill's part was immediately recognizable and perfect as Green Lantern.
:green: Did you realize that Superman was his 21 Jump Street partner?
No! I honestly completely overlooked Tatum in the credits. That's great.
I still think it's awesome that Billy Dee Williams and Anthony Daniels voiced their respective characters.
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#1537 Post by JJ » 22 Feb 2014, 09:28

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#1538 Post by Humphrey » 30 Mar 2014, 08:39

He actually said: 'Dad, I can't play chess anymore!'. I'd be roflmaoing if it weren't so depressingly dumb.
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#1539 Post by Steel Frog » 05 Apr 2014, 11:11

A William Atherton sighting!

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#1540 Post by Bill » 05 Apr 2014, 22:06

Steel Frog wrote:A William Atherton sighting!
dicked or dickless?
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#1541 Post by Steel Frog » 06 Apr 2014, 10:51

Bill wrote:
Steel Frog wrote:A William Atherton sighting!
dicked or dickless?
Have to say dickless as he was supposed to be a man of the cloth.

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#1542 Post by Mazer » 08 Apr 2014, 09:18

Steel Frog wrote:
Bill wrote:
Steel Frog wrote:A William Atherton sighting!
dicked or dickless?
Have to say dickless as he was supposed to be a man of the cloth.

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Wow, saw that name and thought of Ethan from Lost. Was a little startled by the picture. Turns out, there's a difference between Mapother and Atherton. The more you know.

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#1543 Post by Steel Frog » 08 Apr 2014, 09:22

Mazer wrote:
Steel Frog wrote:
Bill wrote:
Steel Frog wrote:A William Atherton sighting!
dicked or dickless?
Have to say dickless as he was supposed to be a man of the cloth.

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Wow, saw that name and thought of Ethan from Lost. Was a little startled by the picture. Turns out, there's a difference between Mapother and Atherton. The more you know.
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#1544 Post by Mazer » 08 Apr 2014, 09:49

Steel Frog wrote:
Mazer wrote:
Steel Frog wrote:
Bill wrote:
Steel Frog wrote:A William Atherton sighting!
dicked or dickless?
Have to say dickless as he was supposed to be a man of the cloth.

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Wow, saw that name and thought of Ethan from Lost. Was a little startled by the picture. Turns out, there's a difference between Mapother and Atherton. The more you know.
"Horrific Monolith" ;)
No, I don't get him confused with anyone. :D

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#1545 Post by knarf » 08 Apr 2014, 10:14

Abed!
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#1546 Post by » 10 Apr 2014, 21:35

knarf wrote:Abed!
yeah, I was torn between thinking that was cool and then realizing seeing him took me out of the movie for a minute
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#1547 Post by knarf » 11 Apr 2014, 05:19

A² wrote:
knarf wrote:Abed!
yeah, I was torn between thinking that was cool and then realizing seeing him took me out of the movie for a minute
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#1548 Post by Bill » 12 Apr 2014, 23:35

knarf wrote:
A² wrote:
knarf wrote:Abed!
yeah, I was torn between thinking that was cool and then realizing seeing him took me out of the movie for a minute
:green:
:green: nice little cameo, but it was also a little distracting, yeah
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#1549 Post by DrG » 15 Apr 2014, 17:33

Wonder what the body count on this movie is? Seems rather high for a 12A certificate!
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#1550 Post by » 19 Apr 2014, 23:35

DrG wrote:Wonder what the body count on this movie is? Seems rather high for a 12A certificate!
Winter Soldier?
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