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  2. Noted! Might try and fit this in next week sometime.
  3. I'm a casual fan of the anime movie from 1995 (my wife introduced me to it when we were dating)), and what bothers me about this movie is that Scarlett Johanssen is just miscast. Nothing against the actress (I'm fond of her other works) but her casting in this movie is whitewash casting taken to the same height of absurdity that got us a pale, blue-eyed Brit playing a certain Sikh from "Northern India" in STID. My second issue is the story; from the trailers my wife and I have seen, it's not the same plot or story as the original, but uses imagery and setpieces from it to tell basically a watered down boring revenge yarn. I'd like to be more enthusiastic about a GITS movie (as I also enjoyed GITS2: Innocence and even a few episodes of Stand Alone Complex) but this movie just isn't it... It looks more like GITS dumbed down for mass consumption. GITS was the direct inspiration for The Matix and yet the new trailer looks like a half-a$$ed Matrix ripoff instead (the Wachowskis are often quoted in interviews about their love of the original; if you see the original GITS, the Matrix almost looks like a remake). Too bad they couldn't do this remake in conjunction with some of the original tablet and maybe a Japanese lead. Could've been something great, but now it looks like every other ScarJo-kicks-a$$ action movie. A shame.
  4. GHOST IN THE SHELL Gets An Awesome Final Trailer And A New Poster Featuring Scarlett Johansson's Major The live-action Ghost in the Shell movie is set for release in a few days time, but if you're still on the fence about seeing it, check out this action-packed final trailer and a cool new poster
  5. Beyond the obvious plot machinations, the one thing it very much shared in common with ALIEN is that it's a B-movie disguised as an A-list film (heavily influenced by Alfronso Cuaron's "Gravity") yet not embarrassed by its B-movie origins. The 'monster loose on the spaceship' is as old as the science fiction genre really, and "Life" doesn't really attempt to redesign that particular wheel; it just has fun with it. Wouldn't recommend it for any 'wee bairns' (there's some high octane nightmare fuel in this movie's tank) but it delivered the goods.
  6. Well, I'm a good few years older than you, and as we go through stages in our lives, I find sometimes we want to look back and reevaluate with the eye of experience. This is especially true if you have a child of near-High School age - you begin to remember your own time there via the lens of that experience to see if it can give you insight. So maybe it was time for me to revisit. We also watched this movie with our daughter, who really enjoyed it. I recalled all those John Hughes Brat Pack movies that were around when I was a kid (some of which I loved, some of which I hated) and this felt like an evolution of that genre. More sophisticated, and less forgiving of its main character. Don't see too many films for a supposedly older audience that treat a man character with the same depth as this one did. Good to hear the reviews of Life... sometimes you just need something that does what it says it will do on the tin.
  7. Are you ready for more crap ? JUSTICE LEAGUE International Trailer Contains An Extended Shot Of The Team Assemble (not much but interesting if you wanna see this movie)
  8. I had finally reading Lord of the Rings: Return of the King a couple weeks ago.
  9. And a third: "Alfred Hitchcock's The Three Investigators and the Secret of Phantom Lake" by William Arden. Another classic IMO, and one of Arden's best episodes in the series. It's a huge fun to revisit the series, this time in written form.
  10. Yeah, I got that too... Ground Control to Major Deadpool.
  11. Exactly. It worked because it was just trying to tell the story. It never aimed to be some summer blockbuster or really aimed to be better than Alien. Though I did find Ryan Reynolds was channeling Deadpool: The astronaut.
  12. I enjoyed "Life" exactly in that capacity; I knew it wasn't going to be "The Martian" or "Interstellar," so I was okay with that. A few of the space snafus had me giggling inside, but it was otherwise enjoyable. One memorable little non-spoiler gaffe was the Russian spacesuit with the English/Russian lettering of the crewman's name, M. North. The Russian spelling of her name should've been phonetic, something like "Nort" (since it's a proper name), but instead they used the actual Russian word for north (as in the direction), which is "sever"; made me chuckle.... There were a lot of little mistakes like that littered throughout, but overall it the movie's relative lack of grandiose ambition that worked in its favor instead of against it. Sometimes it's nice to just sit back and enjoy the ride, much as I did with "Passengers" (another movie I similarly enjoyed).
  13. It was a little better as a diversion than I was expecting; worked pretty well.
  14. Saw "Life" (2017) today; a near exact synthesis of ALIEN and Gravity. Fulfills its relatively modest ambition well enough, and is entertaining. Expect no more and you'll enjoy the ride.
  15. And thanks again for sharing!
  16. Yesterday
  17. I enjoyed it, just didn't suck me in enough and I think that is the growing distance between me and my interest in returing to the awkwardness and angst of High School. The movie captured it well and had a good cast...I think i just want to revisit that kind of thing too mch anymore.
  18. Page 41 is online at Star Trek Comic Memories. Raul
  19. Also saw The Edge of Seventeen and actually really enjoyed it. I agree it's not groundbreaking, but it pulled me in with its characters and an overall sense of charm. Miss Sloane is engaging for the reasons of good casting and acting, but I found my ability to suspend disbelief more and more strained towards the end which, when it came, asked you to believe in a series of improbablities which retcon the title character. I think it's intended to make you reevaluate everything you've just seen, but it's a weird and unfulfilling dramatic structure that although highly literate left me with this extended feeling of "Whaaaaaaat?" Joshy is an excellent, sometimes comedic, sometimes dramatic little meditation on the nature of grief and moving on. Best movie of the weekend.
  20. The comments are interesting:
  21. Watched Ben Affleck's latest film in the director's chair, "Live By Night." It is a solid gangster film, but it is a little too bloated and long, and definitely would've been more entertaining and effective if some of the fat got trimmed. It has too many endings, and while the final one is the best one, getting there became a bit of a chore.
  22. Strangely enough, "Beauty and the Beast" kicked both of their a$$es...
  23. Oh, no. POWER RANGERS Opens To A Solid $40.5 Million, While LOGAN Crosses $200 Million Domestic Go LOGAN ! Gus
  24. It's the only thing he's done that I recall with any fondness.
  25. ^ my face exactly, lol! So cute! (And I normally do not say this about kids, but Sir Patrick is amazing with kids and that's great, heh.)
  26. Something for the Trekkies again - behind the scenes of "When The Bough Breaks"! Awwwwwww. (Source)
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