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Old 2013-03-28, 04:07
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This Trivia of the movie might particularly interest Link, Jack, and other programmers around here:

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(...) On his many promotional autograph tours around the world, I found an interesting “absolute constant. Men about fifty-five, or even in their 40s would say ‘My father took me to see this movie when I was very young and I ended up going into computers.’ (This movie) influenced a massive, massive amount of people around the world. The youth of world all reacted and wanted a computer of some kind, or went into computers—because the movie was made with so much care and artistic realization. None of it really existed, but Kubrick created the image of it being real.”
Fascinating, really, all aspects of doing this back in 1968, while “special effects were all done physically, chemically or mechanically.” - such a masterpiece.
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Old 2013-04-08, 14:48
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I find the various storys behind 2001 more interesting then the film itself :P
I loved the rotating set they made too....epic stuff.

As for the film...far too long. But mostly due to the crazy visualizer effect going on and on....
If that was made today people would moan about "too many special effects"

(although how that special effect was made....Slit Scanning....is awesome)
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Which effect was made by slit scanning ?
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Pretty easy watching action flick, I didn't manage to guess the ending though which is always nice. 8/10
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http://seriss.com/people/erco/2001/
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I find the various storys behind 2001 more interesting then the film itself :P
^ This.
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Old 2013-04-11, 01:45
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kitarii i really liked unknown, felt like another kind of taken which was very nice
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kitarii i really liked unknown, felt like another kind of taken which was very nice
Yeah I guess a lot of Liam Neeson films are very similar! Nothing too clever but I like films like that now and then.

Inception
Seen it before obviously but not for a while, and it is one of those films you can rewatch I think. Love this film, it's so complicated.

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So obviously there's this slightly open ending where you're not sure whether he's in a dream or not because you don't see the spinner fall (although it does start to lose balance, and it would never do that in a dream), but supposedly the spinner is not actually his totem because that was his wife's. His totem is actually his wedding ring; in the dream he's wearing it and in reality he isn't. Anyone notice this? I tried to look for it but couldn't really see.
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Yes, re-watchable, and one of the most groundbreaking movies of the last decade, surely. I don't remember about the detail mentioned in the spoiler, I guess I have to see it again.
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The Hobbit - 7/10
Good movie, but TOO LONG. A movie of almost 3 hours can't have as few locations and scenes, seriously. The fighting scenes are never-ending and even some dialogues have no reason to exist. I know that's P. Jackson and he makes LONG movies, but damn... songs to lenghten the movie? Damn, I remember skipping the long chants while reading Tolkien's books, and they were totally left out the LOTR movies... Scenes getting interrupted 3 or 4 times just for the sake of delaying the real "dramatic turn of events" (there are like 4 or 5 of them in the whole movie and you ALWAYS expect something to happen! Always!). Much about the movie was good, actually, but the excessive lenght really killed me. I liked how Bilbo and Thornir were similiar to LOTR's Frodo and Aragorn in terms of storyline, but simultaneusly they had also a different character. Spoiler:
I even LOVED that 20 minutes long riddle fight between Gollum and Bilbo that everyone dislikes. The Tooth joke cracked me up
. A good movie, but nothing great, especially if we compare it to any of the movies from the LOTR trilogy.
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Funny, I aslo thought it was too long, but the chants are the scenes I prefered. Most of it is just chit-chat, and they are way too many action scenes (or they are too long).

Although the scene where

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They are trapped on top of trees while everything is burning around , then the leader of the dwarf group walks off his tree in an epic slow motion, to finally fight that white orc chief who killed half of his race...
Only to find himslef slapped one time and falling on the ground.


was hilarious ! Way to destroy heroism
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Funny, I aslo thought it was too long, but the chants are the scenes I prefered. Most of it is just chit-chat, and they are way too many action scenes (or they are too long).

Although the scene where

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They are trapped on top of trees while everything is burning around , then the leader of the dwarf group walks off his tree in an epic slow motion, to finally fight that white orc chief who killed half of his race...
Only to find himslef slapped one time and falling on the ground.


was hilarious ! Way to destroy heroism
His name is azog the deflier, he had origonaly died by then in the books but for what ever reason jackson did not use his son for his roles instead.

One of my favourite charecters is the goblin king
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Contagion - I feel bad for not liking this. Its serious, well filmed and acted and they are clearly trying to be as accurate as possible.
And yet it bored me.....just not enough happened A half hour documentary on a real outbreak could have achieved the same thing.
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The Hobbit - 7/10
Good movie, but TOO LONG. A movie of almost 3 hours can't have as few locations and scenes, seriously. The fighting scenes are never-ending and even some dialogues have no reason to exist. I know that's P. Jackson and he makes LONG movies, but damn... songs to lenghten the movie? Damn, I remember skipping the long chants while reading Tolkien's books, and they were totally left out the LOTR movies... Scenes getting interrupted 3 or 4 times just for the sake of delaying the real "dramatic turn of events" (there are like 4 or 5 of them in the whole movie and you ALWAYS expect something to happen! Always!). Much about the movie was good, actually, but the excessive lenght really killed me. I liked how Bilbo and Thornir were similiar to LOTR's Frodo and Aragorn in terms of storyline, but simultaneusly they had also a different character. Spoiler:
I even LOVED that 20 minutes long riddle fight between Gollum and Bilbo that everyone dislikes. The Tooth joke cracked me up
. A good movie, but nothing great, especially if we compare it to any of the movies from the LOTR trilogy.
Exactly. It's a good film, but hardly as good as the original LOTR ones.

I thought that the films contradicted itself at times. For most of the movie there's a lighthearted tone, as it should be given the source. But then, you have "epic" foreshadowing of Sauron, and Saruman coming out of nowhere and talking serious. Galdalf himself didn't know if he was a goof or the deep-in-thought wizard of LOTR.

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Anyway, the last one I saw was Looper (2012).

The main actors and the fx delivered, and while there are more plot twists than what you'd expect, I think the movie shoot itself in the foot when it decided NOT to follow the initial premise. There's enough material to do tons of sequels (if it wasn't for that so so ending) as the universe is well realized. But it's ruined by a constant feeling of "Been there, done that", and a idiotic (imo) change of objectives in the second half.

A big "Meh" from me. 6/10.
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So touching. :'(
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Iron Man 3 - Really enjoyable. Quite a lot too it really, a lot moreso then 2. But, yes, the script was quite witty, the story solid and some great character moments.
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^ I watched that one recently, I liked it more than the second one, but not as much as the first. Still, with that level of quality I'd love a 4th one, and a 5th, and a...

I think they finally nailed the comic book feeling on the big screen. And there's so much to adapt out there, let's hope the X-men could get the same treatment soon.


Anyway, I watched Cloud Atlas. It was marvelous, love that kind of non-lineal stories like Pulp Fiction. The acting was fantastic with some very impressive make-up for some characters (Halle Berry as a man, anyone?). It was a pleasant surprise to discover right at the credits it was made by the Wachowsky Brothers. Gotta love those guys.
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Wachowsky Siblings :P

But yes, Cloud Atlas was great - both ambitious in story as well as visuals.
Its a shame that the matrix sequels were so badly received - as I loved both V for Vendetta and Speed Racer.
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saw iron man 3
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In the cinema the last film i saw was star trek into the darkness and I must say it is most impressive feat of cinema an ideal sequel to a solid film.


in the house i watch from Russia with love, a real classic bond film.
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Great movie... fantastic acting (except for Valeria Golino...bah how the hell did she get to act in that movie)
"I'm definitely not wearing my underwear."
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Rain Man was actually filmed in the city I grew up in for 24 years. Cincinnati. Lived in Cincinnati all my life before I moved to Chicago.
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