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    KJ comes in and already has 13 movies on his list.

    What did you think of Incendies? Pretty f'd up stuff. I enjoyed it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Still Servant View Post
    KJ comes in and already has 13 movies on his list.

    What did you think of Incendies? Pretty f'd up stuff. I enjoyed it though.
    I liked it. I've been on a Villaneuve kick since seeing Arrival.
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    I wanted to see Incendies way back when it came out since it was Canadian and had oscar buzz. Was impossible to find though. Gotta be much easier now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lookwhoitis View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Still Servant View Post
    KJ comes in and already has 13 movies on his list.

    What did you think of Incendies? Pretty f'd up stuff. I enjoyed it though.
    I liked it. I've been on a Villaneuve kick since seeing Arrival.
    Nice! He's got some good stuff for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Still Servant View Post
    KJ comes in and already has 13 movies on his list.
    No pressure!
    I'm shooting for a 365 total this year.

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    That's my question too Fernando lol.

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    1. Die Hard (RW)

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    How was Passengers Mike? I really wanted to see, then started hearing that it was horrible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather19 View Post
    How was Passengers Mike? I really wanted to see, then started hearing that it was horrible.
    Yeah, I remember breaking the bad news to you that the film was receiving mixed reviews. I must say, I somewhat enjoyed it. It's certainly not as good as I was hoping for when the film was first announced, but lowered expectations certainly did the trick here I think.

    The trailers are once again misleading. It's not the space epic they made it look like and that I was hoping for. In fact, it's more of a space romance. There's some moral themes explored here, but they only really scratch the surface.

    The film is directed by Morten Tyldum, who directed one of my favorite films of the last few years in The Imitation Game, so I had really high expectations. That said, it was enough to entertain me at the end of a long holiday weekend.

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    Thanks, I do like romance movies so maybe I'll enjoy it. I really don't know why they mislead people with trailers though. That's only going to lead to people expecting one thing, and when they don't get that they're inevitably going to be a bit let down.
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    I didn't mind it, although if you're looking at the "love story" aspect of the film, it IS flawed...or at least it's unique! Visuals and action elements are cool though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather19 View Post
    Thanks, I do like romance movies so maybe I'll enjoy it. I really don't know why they mislead people with trailers though. That's only going to lead to people expecting one thing, and when they don't get that they're inevitably going to be a bit let down.
    I know, it happens time and time again though and it's getting worse. I've seen so many misleading trailers recently.

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    How was A Monster Calls, Ricky? I've heard good things.

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    It was decent, but I wouldn't believe any of the reviews calling it a masterpiece. The story was pretty basic (there are a couple small surprises, but narratively speaking, the trailer kinds of gives you everything you need to know), though the acting was good. The young boy was great, as were Felicity Jones and Sigourney Weaver in their small roles. Liam Neeson did some good voice work, too. The boy is the heart of the story, but I wish the mom (Felicity Jones) was in more scenes to further establish their relationship.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky View Post
    It was decent, but I wouldn't believe any of the reviews calling it a masterpiece. The story was pretty basic (there are a couple small surprises, but narratively speaking, the trailer kinds of gives you everything you need to know), though the acting was good. The young boy was great, as were Felicity Jones and Sigourney Weaver in their small roles. Liam Neeson did some good voice work, too. The boy is the heart of the story, but I wish the mom (Felicity Jones) was in more scenes to further establish their relationship.
    Thanks. That's kind of the vibe I got from the trailer. I felt it might not match all the praise it's receiving. I was surprised to here so many people gushing.

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    I'm seeing it Sunday. I'll watch any Bayona movie based on The Orphanage alone. I hope he does a great job with the next Jurassic Park movie too. Sounds like he wants to integrate more horror and tension to the franchise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Still Servant View Post
    Yeah, I remember breaking the bad news to you that the film was receiving mixed reviews. I must say, I somewhat enjoyed it. It's certainly not as good as I was hoping for when the film was first announced, but lowered expectations certainly did the trick here I think.

    The trailers are once again misleading. It's not the space epic they made it look like and that I was hoping for. In fact, it's more of a space romance.
    Just saw it and I don't understand why it got such bad reviews from critics. I don't see what was so wrong with it. The acting was decent, the music and editing was great, and there weren't really any boring scenes. I do agree that the trailer was misleading, though. Even as I was watching the movie, I noticed some scenes from the trailer that were made to look dramatic and action-y, but in the context of the film were actually quite quiet (i.e. characters running, the bright star they observed). Would I have liked (and was expecting) more action? Yes. Did I hate the movie because it played up the romance angle? No.

    However, the trailer's "we woke up for a reason" business kind of irritated me after the explanation was given very early on. The trailer made it look like it would be a question for the duration of the film. I almost wish it would've started with Aurora and Jim, and only at the end do we find out that
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    That would have made for an interesting reveal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky View Post
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    Yeah, I remember breaking the bad news to you that the film was receiving mixed reviews. I must say, I somewhat enjoyed it. It's certainly not as good as I was hoping for when the film was first announced, but lowered expectations certainly did the trick here I think.

    The trailers are once again misleading. It's not the space epic they made it look like and that I was hoping for. In fact, it's more of a space romance.
    Just saw it and I don't understand why it got such bad reviews from critics. I don't see what was so wrong with it. The acting was decent, the music and editing was great, and there weren't really any boring scenes. I do agree that the trailer was misleading, though. Even as I was watching the movie, I noticed some scenes from the trailer that were made to look dramatic and action-y, but in the context of the film were actually quite quiet (i.e. characters running, the bright star they observed). Would I have liked (and was expecting) more action? Yes. Did I hate the movie because it played up the romance angle? No.

    However, the trailer's "we woke up for a reason" business kind of irritated me after the explanation was given very early on. The trailer made it look like it would be a question for the duration of the film. I almost wish it would've started with Aurora and Jim, and only at the end do we find out that
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    he woke her up (the audience finding out when she does).
    That would have made for an interesting reveal.
    Completely agree about the reveal. I felt the same way after the movie ended. It would have been a nice surprise for the audience, instead it's revealed early on.

    That said, it doesn't deserve all the hate.

    Personally, I would have preferred an ending that didn't tie up in a nice bow too. My ending would have played into the moral implications of the reveal we mentioned above as well.

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    Jim dies at the end. We then see short scenes of Aurora wandering around the ship. She's grown lonely now too. The last thing we see is her making the decision to wake up somebody else. She's now sentenced somebody to the same fate she was sentenced too, all because of man's desire for companionship. This act justifies his.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Still Servant View Post
    Personally, I would have preferred an ending that didn't tie up in a nice bow too. My ending would have played into the moral implications of the reveal we mentioned above as well.

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    Jim dies at the end. We then see short scenes of Aurora wandering around the ship. She's grown lonely now too. The last thing we see is her making the decision to wake up somebody else. She's now sentenced somebody to the same fate she was sentenced too, all because of man's desire for companionship. This act justifies his.
    I read a few people tossing around that ending, and it would've been interesting. I don't think it would fit into the kind of movie we got, though. I feel like that would be the kind of ending the film would've gone for had it been more of a mystery/thriller with a side of romance, rather than vice versa.

    Also, about the very end, I would've liked another scene or two (or even just some quick shots with Aurora's narration):
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    how long did they live? Did they have kids? Who died first? Stuff like that. It's not really important, but I was curious.
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    Very true, with the ending we discussed above, it's more of something you'd see in an Indie film or something.

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    I also would have liked to have seen kids or something. I thought it would have been cool to have everybody wake up and they are welcomed by the adult children of Aurora and Jim. That would have been cool.


    Still, I feel people are being too hard on the film.

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