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Took a moment for myself today, and checked out Gravity in 3d. Blown Away. Visuals obviously incredible. Definitely somewhat disorienting at times, matching to some extent, what the characters are going through. I think done in a way that rides that line, just when things start to push, the director pulls back and stabilizes the shot by switching the perspective, then back again. This is no Cloverfield. For example, non spoiler territory, you have a nice shot of earth, like you would see in any other movie, but then it just envelopes you as if you were an astronaut and it is unsteady, I started to get the feeling of being in one of those rotating tunnels in a haunt maze, somewhat, but, then the shot changes. I could hear the older ladies sitting near me do a "woah" kind of reaction, which was funny. Going close up to the actors faces was usually how that feeling was moderated, where the extreme action was still going on, but you had a focus.

 

Anyways, very intense and fast paced, yet, with room for significant quiet moments-- very strong acting, a bit strong on the symbolic stuff for me, but I can let that go. One of the ladies next to me said, "I'm never going to complain about things going wrong in my life again." Well, that, and the movie should be Best Picture. I definitely loved the movie, too. I usually love SciFi anway, but this was special.

 

I saw it too, yesterday. I absolutely loved it. Awesome on both Sandra's and George's parts. It is emotional yet not over the top. I felt for them and I like that when I watch a movie. The images are amazing! It is so worth paying the extra and seeing it in 3D.

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Saw Gravity the other day. Thought it was a good movie, and it was really clear and the 3D was great. It does move a lot, but luckily it didn't affect me. On a side note, the worst motion-sickness inducing movie of all time for me is Cloverfield.

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I saw Rush this afternoon. Sport movies can be pretty hit and miss for me, especially when they're based on real-life events, but I really enjoyed this. Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl were really well cast as John Hunt and Niki Lauda, and the "race" scenes were exceptionally well done. Plenty of action while keeping the feel of it grounded in the 70s, at times it felt more like a documentary than anything else. Definitely recommended, especially for anyone who's into motorsport.

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Saw gravity in 3d this weekend. Genuinely great movie: great special effects, very realistic, extremely well acted and just that little bit different from other space movies. Manages to be thrilling despite the fact that sound doesn't travel in space.

Really nice experience and would definitely recommend it.

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I watched Insidious last night with my friends, and I have to admit, it was much scarier than I thought it would be. A bit hard to follow, but it was actually a pretty good movie. I'd recommend it to someone looking for a good horror movie.

 

I think I am the only person that did not like this movie at all. The special effects at the end seemed really badly done in my opinion. I can see where people do like it though.

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I watched Insidious last night with my friends, and I have to admit, it was much scarier than I thought it would be. A bit hard to follow, but it was actually a pretty good movie. I'd recommend it to someone looking for a good horror movie.

 

I think I am the only person that did not like this movie at all. The special effects at the end seemed really badly done in my opinion. I can see where people do like it though.

Yeah, it was a stupid movie, just weird demons pooping out at random times to scare you, it wasn't that good, somethings were just confusing, but not terrible.

On the other hand, I watched Spinal Tap with my family a few days ago, and it was hilarious. Really stupid movie with no real plot, but it was lough out loud funny, especially the interviews with the band members. It was pure comedy gold.

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just weird demons pooping out at random times to scare you,

 

I think this may be the funniest typo ever! (Unless that actually happened in the movie? I don't know, I haven't seen it lol)

 

I saw two movies for the first time recently:

 

Gravity: Everything you hear about the effects in this movie is 100% true. The movie looks spectacular and gives a lot of depth to the vacuum of space. I like how the movie tried to be as scientifically accurate as possible, even resorting to sacrificing the wonderful sounds of explosions to try and put you into Sandra Bullock's space suit. The acting is great, the score is great, the camera-work is simply magnificent; the only thing preventing me from loving this movie is the fact that it's just a bit too straight-forward. I'm not saying it isn't complex, but it's also not the most provocative. I'm also not saying that these straight-forward movies are inferior to other substance-stuffed flicks, they're not, in fact Gravity is better than a lot of those movies; but it just wasn't the kind of movie I fall in love with. Regardless, I'm glad I saw it, and I'm glad that it turned out to be a huge success.

 

Eight Legged Freaks: Yeah, kind of an odd movie to transition to, I know. I have been avoiding seeing this movie for quite some time because I have relatively minor arachnophobia. The sight of spiders, including realistic fake spiders or print, gives me a very unnerving feeling. I still have trouble not freaking out on Forbidden Journey. But I decided to give Eight Legged Freaks a watch because I do love comedic throw-backs to B-Movies. After watching it, the best way to describe this movie is.......it's a cartoon. It is a live action cartoon, and it knows damn well that it is. The sight of the spiders did not tinge me in the slightest, probably because of how CG they looked, and like I said, how cartoonish they were portrayed. I was surprised at how many laughs I got as the movie progressed to the point that I forgot it was also labelled as a horror movie. It's dumb, it's fun, but I was also surprised at how few scares there were. Unlike other comedic takes on B-Movies, Eight Legged Freaks lacked any good suspense; which is a shame, because there were many likable characters in the movie that could have benefited from just a few more serious moments. Overall, I'd watch it again just to see how much ridiculousness I missed the first time.

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I watched Insidious last night with my friends, and I have to admit, it was much scarier than I thought it would be. A bit hard to follow, but it was actually a pretty good movie. I'd recommend it to someone looking for a good horror movie.

 

I think I am the only person that did not like this movie at all. The special effects at the end seemed really badly done in my opinion. I can see where people do like it though.

Yeah, it was a stupid movie, just weird demons pooping out at random times to scare you, it wasn't that good, somethings were just confusing, but not terrible.

On the other hand, I watched Spinal Tap with my family a few days ago, and it was hilarious. Really stupid movie with no real plot, but it was lough out loud funny, especially the interviews with the band members. It was pure comedy gold.

 

For me, scary movies are only good in the theater. I don't really enjoy them at home as I get so easily distracted by everything.

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As part of the GRISLY MONTH OF HORROR last night, I watched the aptly named Bad Taste (one of Peter Jackson's early movies). Fairly juvenile stuff, but if you're a fan of old-school gore and splatter, you might like it. Dead Alive is better, though.

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I watched Insidious last night with my friends, and I have to admit, it was much scarier than I thought it would be. A bit hard to follow, but it was actually a pretty good movie. I'd recommend it to someone looking for a good horror movie.

 

I think I am the only person that did not like this movie at all. The special effects at the end seemed really badly done in my opinion. I can see where people do like it though.

Yeah, it was a stupid movie, just weird demons pooping out at random times to scare you, it wasn't that good, somethings were just confusing, but not terrible.

On the other hand, I watched Spinal Tap with my family a few days ago, and it was hilarious. Really stupid movie with no real plot, but it was lough out loud funny, especially the interviews with the band members. It was pure comedy gold.

 

For me, scary movies are only good in the theater. I don't really enjoy them at home as I get so easily distracted by everything.

 

I am the opposite. I love watching them at home when I am alone because then I freak myself out. Especially a good slasher or ghost movie.

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Hey guys, I just had a question, how was planes if anyone here has seen it. Ever since it came out I have not heard one word about it, good or bad. So just let me know what you think if you have seen it

 

From what I've seen, pretty bad movie. It only has a 5.2/10 on IMDb from 6,440 users.

 

Just got home from Gravity. This movie was one of the most intense movies I have ever seen and had a ton of seats that had me on the edge of my seat. Not only intense, but this movie featured the slickest and most fascinating CGI I have ever seen. The visuals are incredible. The score worked extremely well with the film. After Gravity, I honestly felt like sitting down and comprehending what I just watched. Fascinating movie. 10/10

 

Gravity was a bit of an impulse viewing option, but it was definitely worth it. After Thor: The Dark World, I should be done for 2013 theater-wise.

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just weird demons pooping out at random times to scare you,

 

I think this may be the funniest typo ever! (Unless that actually happened in the movie? I don't know, I haven't seen it lol)

Holy crap that's hilarious, I never even noticed that! LOL, that's crazy!

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I TA an introductory Geology course, and for one class I'm writing a lesson based around bad science in movies. I have watched The Core, 2012, Volcano, and am currently on The Day After Tomorrow, and I can feel myself actually getting dumber with all this terrible geology.

I guess what I'm trying to ask is, what do others feel about questionable science in movies, particularly disaster movies? Do you notice the bad science, and does it affect your enjoyment of the movie? I'd be interested to hear your thoughts, science-y and non-science-y folks alike.

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As part of the GRISLY MONTH OF HORROR last night, I watched the aptly named Bad Taste (one of Peter Jackson's early movies). Fairly juvenile stuff, but if you're a fan of old-school gore and splatter, you might like it. Dead Alive is better, though.

 

Everytime I watch this movie I cannot stop and think now "Wow, that came from the guy that made Lord of the Rings?".

 

On the same topic, if it hasn't been mentioned already, check out "Meet the Feebles". Picture Fraggle Rock meets Fritz the Cat.

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^ The Core is totally one of my guilty pleasure movies. As are most cheesy disaster type movies.

 

Roger Ebert put it like this: If you like a movie, you'll let such things slide. If you hate the movie, you'll endlessly pick it apart.

 

Kind of like this:

 

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Has-Big-Bang-Theory-Ruined-Indiana-Jones-Forever-39872.html

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Just sat through the remake of Evil Dead. While the make up and gore effects are fairly impressive, I felt as though I were watching "torture porn," which is all too typical of remakes of past horror franchises. I think I'll stick with Ash and the goofier Three Stooges-inspired Evil Dead flicks. That's more my speed.

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I think my biggest problem with the remake was that it took itself so seriously. The cruder physical effects of the original made it seem all the more surreal. My favorite scene is the one in the basement with Ash, the old movie projector, and the Victrola playing silly 1920s swing music. Funny and scary at the same time.

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