Movies

Open Forum (Except Sports)..... Let's keep politics & religion talk out of here please.
User avatar
The Rube
Golden
Golden
Posts: 30665
Joined: Sun Apr 10 11:01 am
Location: Chez Rube
Has liked: 97 times
Been liked: 156 times
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by The Rube » Fri Apr 10 7:12 pm

Frontera:

Ed Harris. Of course I'm going to watch this. It was decent. Two illegals crossing the border happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time when an ex-AZ Sheriff's wife is killed. The movie showed all aspects of the "illegals" issue; made for an interesting take aside from the plot. Good afternoon killer of time movie.
MNGophers29 wrote:When the wife asks, I will just tell her "Rube said it was ok"!! LOL!

When you tell somebody somethin', it depends on what part of the country you're standin' in... as to just how dumb you are.

TheRube33 on UnTappd

User avatar
JWG
Golden
Golden
Posts: 7642
Joined: Tue Apr 15 9:33 am
Location: IGH
Has liked: 47 times
Been liked: 162 times
Age: 102
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by JWG » Fri Apr 10 8:03 pm

F7 has now eclipsed the $500m mark. Put 8 on the calendar.

Saw Get Hard. Funny. Not Wedding Ringer funny but ok.
JWG
[This space for rent]

User avatar
The Rube
Golden
Golden
Posts: 30665
Joined: Sun Apr 10 11:01 am
Location: Chez Rube
Has liked: 97 times
Been liked: 156 times
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by The Rube » Fri Apr 10 9:09 pm

Waited to comment on the following until I saw both:

Restrepo/Korengal:

Excellent docs on the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan. Highly recommend. Although, while I understand its strategic value for location in relation to supply routes...IT'S A VALLEY. That is NOT a strategic place to fight. Reminded me of this:

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CnBrz_j-a0[/youtube]
MNGophers29 wrote:When the wife asks, I will just tell her "Rube said it was ok"!! LOL!

When you tell somebody somethin', it depends on what part of the country you're standin' in... as to just how dumb you are.

TheRube33 on UnTappd

User avatar
The Rube
Golden
Golden
Posts: 30665
Joined: Sun Apr 10 11:01 am
Location: Chez Rube
Has liked: 97 times
Been liked: 156 times
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by The Rube » Sun Apr 12 4:43 pm

Two Lives:
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, a Norwegian woman's past spent in Germany is questioned. Very good movie. Based on history (not a specific person), and well done. The inner struggle of the main character makes the movie, IMO. Worth a watch.


The Wind That Shakes The Barley:
Two Irish civilian brothers, in the 1920s, join the Irish revolutionary movement. Cillian Murphy is in this, therefore it caught my attention. Pretty darn good movie. It does mention Michael Collins in brief, although this particular fictional story wants to separate itself from him. It wanted to be its own story, and it works. Definitely worth a watch.
MNGophers29 wrote:When the wife asks, I will just tell her "Rube said it was ok"!! LOL!

When you tell somebody somethin', it depends on what part of the country you're standin' in... as to just how dumb you are.

TheRube33 on UnTappd

User avatar
st8ofhockey
Golden
Golden
Posts: 3321
Joined: Sat Apr 07 10:29 pm
Location: Loring Park

Re: Movies

Post by st8ofhockey » Sun Apr 12 5:47 pm

JWG wrote:F7 has now eclipsed the $500m mark. Put 8 on the calendar.

Saw Get Hard. Funny. Not Wedding Ringer funny but ok.


A Kevin Hart movie rocking a 28 percent on RottenTomatoes is the the measuring stick? :lol:

User avatar
JWG
Golden
Golden
Posts: 7642
Joined: Tue Apr 15 9:33 am
Location: IGH
Has liked: 47 times
Been liked: 162 times
Age: 102
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by JWG » Sun Apr 12 5:50 pm

st8ofhockey wrote:
JWG wrote:F7 has now eclipsed the $500m mark. Put 8 on the calendar.

Saw Get Hard. Funny. Not Wedding Ringer funny but ok.


A Kevin Hart movie rocking a 28 percent on RottenTomatoes is the the measuring stick? :lol:


I loved Wedding Ringer. But I'm a fan of dumb comedies.
JWG
[This space for rent]

User avatar
st8ofhockey
Golden
Golden
Posts: 3321
Joined: Sat Apr 07 10:29 pm
Location: Loring Park

Re: Movies

Post by st8ofhockey » Sun Apr 12 5:52 pm

JWG wrote:
st8ofhockey wrote:
JWG wrote:F7 has now eclipsed the $500m mark. Put 8 on the calendar.

Saw Get Hard. Funny. Not Wedding Ringer funny but ok.


A Kevin Hart movie rocking a 28 percent on RottenTomatoes is the the measuring stick? :lol:


I loved Wedding Ringer. But I'm a fan of dumb comedies.


To each his own :D

User avatar
Beauner
Golden
Golden
Posts: 28424
Joined: Sat Feb 12 2:59 pm
Location: Minnesota
Has liked: 93 times
Been liked: 228 times
Age: 31

Re: Movies

Post by Beauner » Sun Apr 12 5:54 pm

st8ofhockey wrote:
JWG wrote:
st8ofhockey wrote:
JWG wrote:F7 has now eclipsed the $500m mark. Put 8 on the calendar.

Saw Get Hard. Funny. Not Wedding Ringer funny but ok.


A Kevin Hart movie rocking a 28 percent on RottenTomatoes is the the measuring stick? :lol:


I loved Wedding Ringer. But I'm a fan of dumb comedies.


To each his own :D


It is getting 73% from fans.
I rarely take critic ratings into factor for a comedy. Seems like an overwhelming majority of comedies get slammed but I still laugh at them.
Formerly "Speedmerchant16"

User avatar
The Rube
Golden
Golden
Posts: 30665
Joined: Sun Apr 10 11:01 am
Location: Chez Rube
Has liked: 97 times
Been liked: 156 times
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by The Rube » Sun Apr 12 5:55 pm

Flame And Citron:

Danish Resistance during WWII who went after Danish collaborators and Nazi officers. Based on fact. Made it through about the first third of the movie, and shut 'er down. Didn't hold my attention, wasn't shot very well (cliched camera zoom-in during a key line or key facial expression; rookie sh*, IMO), and just wasn't that interesting. Don't bother with this one.
MNGophers29 wrote:When the wife asks, I will just tell her "Rube said it was ok"!! LOL!

When you tell somebody somethin', it depends on what part of the country you're standin' in... as to just how dumb you are.

TheRube33 on UnTappd

User avatar
Dances With Gophers
Golden
Golden
Posts: 7159
Joined: Wed Oct 05 12:04 pm
Location: Eltville am Rhein
Has liked: 85 times
Been liked: 77 times

Re: Movies

Post by Dances With Gophers » Tue Apr 14 3:04 pm

Watched Young Frankenstein last night for the first time since high school. Never realized Gene Hackman was in it. :oops:

User avatar
The Rube
Golden
Golden
Posts: 30665
Joined: Sun Apr 10 11:01 am
Location: Chez Rube
Has liked: 97 times
Been liked: 156 times
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by The Rube » Tue Apr 14 9:36 pm

Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.

I'm guessing they could have easily made one movie (although a longer one) out of the two parts (have not read the books). Cut a couple minutes here, a couple minutes there....

It was okay. Not as good as the previous ones, but I liked it. Thankfully the non-main characters are evolving a little: Effi and Sasquatch (whatever Woody Harrelson's character's name is).
MNGophers29 wrote:When the wife asks, I will just tell her "Rube said it was ok"!! LOL!

When you tell somebody somethin', it depends on what part of the country you're standin' in... as to just how dumb you are.

TheRube33 on UnTappd

User avatar
Jupiter
Bringer of Jollity
Bringer of Jollity
Posts: 14727
Joined: Wed Apr 09 10:45 am
Location: The Sticks
Has liked: 83 times
Been liked: 138 times
Age: 47
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by Jupiter » Thu Apr 16 1:37 pm

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngElkyQ6Rhs[/youtube]

SouthTexGopher
Golden
Golden
Posts: 7626
Joined: Mon Nov 27 9:22 pm

Re: Movies

Post by SouthTexGopher » Fri Apr 17 9:39 am

I'm sure I'm not the only person in my age range that had chills while watching that trailer.
The world is bigger than Minnesota, kids.

dxmnkd316

Re: Movies

Post by dxmnkd316 » Fri Apr 17 10:16 am

SouthTexGopher wrote:I'm sure I'm not the only person in my age range that had chills while watching that trailer.


Hell, I'm 30 and I got goosebumps. JJ Abrams is a cinematographic genius.

dxmnkd316

Re: Movies

Post by dxmnkd316 » Fri Apr 17 10:21 am

Yeah, that movie is going to break every box office record. It might even beat out Gone with the Wind's record and crack a quarter billion it's opening weekend.

SouthTexGopher
Golden
Golden
Posts: 7626
Joined: Mon Nov 27 9:22 pm

Re: Movies

Post by SouthTexGopher » Fri Apr 17 10:22 am

Star Wars was the very first movie I saw in a theater (Oak Park Mall, Austin MN). I grew up with the movies and my kids have, too.

That trailer is the perfect mix of nostalgia and awesome.
The world is bigger than Minnesota, kids.

dxmnkd316

Re: Movies

Post by dxmnkd316 » Fri Apr 17 10:35 am

SouthTexGopher wrote:That trailer is the perfect mix of nostalgia and awesome.


Those were my exact thoughts. The hand of Luke, the helmet, Leia (but really no obvious "objects" we all recognized), and of course Han & Chewie. Plus there wasn't a single moment where I thought, "f*** man, that's just going to ruin the movie" like I did with characters like Jar Jar and whatnot.

User avatar
Dances With Gophers
Golden
Golden
Posts: 7159
Joined: Wed Oct 05 12:04 pm
Location: Eltville am Rhein
Has liked: 85 times
Been liked: 77 times

Re: Movies

Post by Dances With Gophers » Fri Apr 17 10:44 am

I hope they reboot/recreate the first three episodes after completing Episodes 7-9.

User avatar
Luckygirl#13
Golden
Golden
Posts: 2468
Joined: Thu Oct 27 3:23 pm
Location: Not Where I want to be...
Been liked: 1 time
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by Luckygirl#13 » Fri Apr 17 10:49 am

I think Return of the Jedi was the first movie I ever saw in a theater.....I was a little kid. I'm not into any Sci-fi except Star Wars. Love it!
I. Cannot. Wait. :yes:

User avatar
HockeyBum
Golden
Golden
Posts: 3397
Joined: Thu Jun 03 12:28 pm
Has liked: 2 times
Been liked: 16 times
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by HockeyBum » Fri Apr 17 11:55 am

Dances With Gophers wrote:I hope they reboot/recreate the first three episodes after completing Episodes 7-9.


I don't. I want to forget those episodes ever existed. The story should just start with "A New Hope". This second teaser trailer was even better than the first one. My expectations for this movie are high, to say the least.

As long as we're talking about our first movie in a theater, mine was "E.T". I was thinking about that the other day when I realized that my kids (ages 6 and 7) have already been to about a dozen movies in the theater. I didn't see my first one until I was 7.

User avatar
Dances With Gophers
Golden
Golden
Posts: 7159
Joined: Wed Oct 05 12:04 pm
Location: Eltville am Rhein
Has liked: 85 times
Been liked: 77 times

Re: Movies

Post by Dances With Gophers » Fri Apr 17 12:13 pm

HockeyBum wrote:
Dances With Gophers wrote:I hope they reboot/recreate the first three episodes after completing Episodes 7-9.


I don't. I want to forget those episodes ever existed. The story should just start with "A New Hope". This second teaser trailer was even better than the first one. My expectations for this movie are high, to say the least.

As long as we're talking about our first movie in a theater, mine was "E.T". I was thinking about that the other day when I realized that my kids (ages 6 and 7) have already been to about a dozen movies in the theater. I didn't see my first one until I was 7.

Image

User avatar
Snowcool08
Golden
Golden
Posts: 5234
Joined: Tue Mar 06 2:20 am
Location: South St. Paul
Has liked: 8 times
Been liked: 51 times
Age: 33

Re: Movies

Post by Snowcool08 » Fri Apr 17 12:16 pm

dxmnkd316 wrote:
SouthTexGopher wrote:I'm sure I'm not the only person in my age range that had chills while watching that trailer.


Hell, I'm 30 and I got goosebumps. JJ Abrams is a cinematographic genius.


Have you seen Super 8? That's the exception to your statement.

User avatar
Slap Shot
Golden
Golden
Posts: 16090
Joined: Sat May 14 9:01 pm
Location: Angeles City, Philippines
Has liked: 223 times
Been liked: 248 times
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by Slap Shot » Fri Apr 17 1:06 pm

Can't remember the first movie in a theater (probably a Disney) but I saw SW 5 times.
Currently under construction.

User avatar
Gopher Hockey Rube
Golden
Golden
Posts: 7069
Joined: Wed Apr 09 6:42 pm
Location: Albertville

Re: Movies

Post by Gopher Hockey Rube » Fri Apr 17 1:08 pm

Luckygirl#13 wrote:I think Return of the Jedi was the first movie I ever saw in a theater.....I was a little kid. I'm not into any Sci-fi except Star Wars. Love it!
I. Cannot. Wait. :yes:


I'm the same way. I'm not a Sci-Fi at all, but I love Star Wars, and am sooooo excited to see this movie and share it with my kids! :good2:

dxmnkd316

Re: Movies

Post by dxmnkd316 » Fri Apr 17 2:53 pm

Snowcool08 wrote:
dxmnkd316 wrote:
SouthTexGopher wrote:I'm sure I'm not the only person in my age range that had chills while watching that trailer.


Hell, I'm 30 and I got goosebumps. JJ Abrams is a cinematographic genius.


Have you seen Super 8? That's the exception to your statement.


I didn't think it was that bad. I enjoyed it.

User avatar
The Rube
Golden
Golden
Posts: 30665
Joined: Sun Apr 10 11:01 am
Location: Chez Rube
Has liked: 97 times
Been liked: 156 times
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by The Rube » Fri Apr 17 6:36 pm

My first movie had to have been around Empire Strikes Back or ET (I don't recall which came out first).

My first terrifying movie experience was watching Fantasia in the theater as a kid. HOLY CRAP THE BROOM SCENE SCARED THE PISS OUTTA ME.
MNGophers29 wrote:When the wife asks, I will just tell her "Rube said it was ok"!! LOL!

When you tell somebody somethin', it depends on what part of the country you're standin' in... as to just how dumb you are.

TheRube33 on UnTappd

dxmnkd316

Re: Movies

Post by dxmnkd316 » Sat Apr 18 7:57 pm

Oh dear...

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwfUnkBfdZ4[/youtube]

After the last three absolute masterpieces, I'm... Will someone write a check out to Nolan for $Everything?

Edit: :lol: Looks like Jup is none too pleased either.

User avatar
Beauner
Golden
Golden
Posts: 28424
Joined: Sat Feb 12 2:59 pm
Location: Minnesota
Has liked: 93 times
Been liked: 228 times
Age: 31

Re: Movies

Post by Beauner » Sat Apr 18 10:14 pm

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngyBuu9mV_o[/youtube]

The end of that trailer is even better than the trailer. :dup:
Formerly "Speedmerchant16"

dxmnkd316

Re: Movies

Post by dxmnkd316 » Sat Apr 18 11:30 pm

Was that Sauce getting Bangkoked?

:lol:

User avatar
The Rube
Golden
Golden
Posts: 30665
Joined: Sun Apr 10 11:01 am
Location: Chez Rube
Has liked: 97 times
Been liked: 156 times
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by The Rube » Sat Apr 18 11:34 pm

dxmnkd316 wrote:Was that Sauce getting Bangkoked?

:lol:


Better than getting bukkaked.
MNGophers29 wrote:When the wife asks, I will just tell her "Rube said it was ok"!! LOL!

When you tell somebody somethin', it depends on what part of the country you're standin' in... as to just how dumb you are.

TheRube33 on UnTappd

User avatar
Slap Shot
Golden
Golden
Posts: 16090
Joined: Sat May 14 9:01 pm
Location: Angeles City, Philippines
Has liked: 223 times
Been liked: 248 times
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by Slap Shot » Sun Apr 19 4:54 am

dxmnkd316 wrote:Oh dear...

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwfUnkBfdZ4[/youtube]

After the last three absolute masterpieces, I'm... Will someone write a check out to Nolan for $Everything?

Edit: :lol: Looks like Jup is none too pleased either.


I don't see the problem outside the concept that Batman would stand a chance in the first place.

(Love the movies, never read the cartoon books)
Currently under construction.

User avatar
Beauner
Golden
Golden
Posts: 28424
Joined: Sat Feb 12 2:59 pm
Location: Minnesota
Has liked: 93 times
Been liked: 228 times
Age: 31

Re: Movies

Post by Beauner » Sun Apr 19 11:10 am

Slap Shot wrote:
dxmnkd316 wrote:Oh dear...

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwfUnkBfdZ4[/youtube]

After the last three absolute masterpieces, I'm... Will someone write a check out to Nolan for $Everything?

Edit: :lol: Looks like Jup is none too pleased either.


I don't see the problem outside the concept that Batman would stand a chance in the first place.

(Love the movies, never read the cartoon books)


Yeah I don't really see a problem either.
Formerly "Speedmerchant16"

dxmnkd316

Re: Movies

Post by dxmnkd316 » Sun Apr 19 11:22 am

It just seems off. Can't quite put my finger on it. Maybe it's mechabatman. Just seems weird.

User avatar
The Rube
Golden
Golden
Posts: 30665
Joined: Sun Apr 10 11:01 am
Location: Chez Rube
Has liked: 97 times
Been liked: 156 times
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by The Rube » Sun Apr 19 2:14 pm

The Imitation Game:

Cumberbatch was excellent and the movie itself was a solid watch. Definitely recommend.



Smilla's Sense Of Snow:

Child dies, neighbor woman thinks it's fishy, investigates on her own. Starts off as a decent conspiracy movie, but too many plot holes and cliches as the movie carried on. Average, IMO. FTR, on imdb, the director even said the movie didn't turn out as well as he had hoped; had trouble adapting from the novel.
MNGophers29 wrote:When the wife asks, I will just tell her "Rube said it was ok"!! LOL!

When you tell somebody somethin', it depends on what part of the country you're standin' in... as to just how dumb you are.

TheRube33 on UnTappd

User avatar
The Rube
Golden
Golden
Posts: 30665
Joined: Sun Apr 10 11:01 am
Location: Chez Rube
Has liked: 97 times
Been liked: 156 times
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by The Rube » Sun Apr 19 6:01 pm

All Good Things:

Very loosely based on the Fred Durst case, starring The Goose (Gosling) and Frank Langella. Given those actors, yeah I checked it out. Decent movie. The Goose turns in another great performance, and Langella...well, solid as ever.


The Station Agent:

Dwarf's only friend dies, dwarf wants to live like a hermit at the small train depot left to him in friend's will. Neighbors have other ideas. Peter Dinklage stars, Patricia Clarkson co-stars. John Slattery (Mad Men) (!!!) has a bit part, too. Great movie. Overall a drama, but some awkward/dark comedic moments. Definitely recommend.
MNGophers29 wrote:When the wife asks, I will just tell her "Rube said it was ok"!! LOL!

When you tell somebody somethin', it depends on what part of the country you're standin' in... as to just how dumb you are.

TheRube33 on UnTappd

User avatar
g-manpuck
Golden
Golden
Posts: 6289
Joined: Sun Jan 21 12:39 pm
Location: Killin' em in Kato!
Has liked: 48 times
Been liked: 40 times
Age: 46

Re: Movies

Post by g-manpuck » Sun Apr 19 6:47 pm

Just watched The Imitation Game as well and it's a very good movie. Also watched Interstellar this weekend...good movie but damn, slot some time to watch...long fricken movie!
-"It's not like we have to become Canadian because they won!" - my wife Chrystal

-I am the official Iowa Hawkeye Football fan of GPL

User avatar
Beauner
Golden
Golden
Posts: 28424
Joined: Sat Feb 12 2:59 pm
Location: Minnesota
Has liked: 93 times
Been liked: 228 times
Age: 31

Re: Movies

Post by Beauner » Sun Apr 19 7:51 pm

The Rube wrote:All Good Things:

Very loosely based on the Fred Durst case, starring The Goose (Gosling) and Frank Langella. Given those actors, yeah I checked it out. Decent movie. The Goose turns in another great performance, and Langella...well, solid as ever.


Somebody made a movie about the lead singer of Limp Bizkit?
:mrgreen:
Formerly "Speedmerchant16"

User avatar
The Rube
Golden
Golden
Posts: 30665
Joined: Sun Apr 10 11:01 am
Location: Chez Rube
Has liked: 97 times
Been liked: 156 times
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by The Rube » Sun Apr 19 8:20 pm

g-manpuck wrote:Just watched The Imitation Game as well and it's a very good movie. Also watched Interstellar this weekend...good movie but damn, slot some time to watch...long fricken movie!

Yes, Interstellar was long. I didn't realize how long it was until I bought my ticket at the theater. Wasn't quite prepared for that.

Beauner: old joke is old. ;)

Headhunters:
Corporate headhunter/art thief steals from a mercenary. Oops. It started off great, but when the merc drives a semi into a parked car, which contains the art thief, driving said car off of a huge cliff, and the art thief is still alive? Nope. Stop right there. If this were a B-movie (or neo-B-Movie like Machete)...fine and dandy. Ridiculous. I shut it off right then and there. It was bad even if it were trying to be a pure popcorn flick.
MNGophers29 wrote:When the wife asks, I will just tell her "Rube said it was ok"!! LOL!

When you tell somebody somethin', it depends on what part of the country you're standin' in... as to just how dumb you are.

TheRube33 on UnTappd

User avatar
Hobey Baker
Golden
Golden
Posts: 13814
Joined: Mon Feb 14 11:33 am
Has liked: 1 time
Been liked: 4 times
Age: 53

Re: Movies

Post by Hobey Baker » Sun Apr 19 8:25 pm

My 10 year old daughter hasn't seen any of the Star Wars movies .. we are starting on IV and are going to watch through VI before Episode VII hits theaters at Christmas. I hope she likes them. I like the idea that she is roughly the same age I was and is going to see them in the same order I saw them growing up!

I do know that my daughter is fired up for the second Avengers!!!
Last edited by Hobey Baker on Sun Apr 19 8:30 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
st8ofhockey
Golden
Golden
Posts: 3321
Joined: Sat Apr 07 10:29 pm
Location: Loring Park

Re: Movies

Post by st8ofhockey » Sun Apr 19 8:27 pm

The Rube wrote:
g-manpuck wrote:Just watched The Imitation Game as well and it's a very good movie. Also watched Interstellar this weekend...good movie but damn, slot some time to watch...long fricken movie!

Yes, Interstellar was long. I didn't realize how long it was until I bought my ticket at the theater. Wasn't quite prepared for that.

Beauner: old joke is old. ;)


All Good Things is based on Robert Durst :D

User avatar
The Rube
Golden
Golden
Posts: 30665
Joined: Sun Apr 10 11:01 am
Location: Chez Rube
Has liked: 97 times
Been liked: 156 times
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by The Rube » Sun Apr 19 8:29 pm

st8ofhockey wrote:
The Rube wrote:
g-manpuck wrote:Just watched The Imitation Game as well and it's a very good movie. Also watched Interstellar this weekend...good movie but damn, slot some time to watch...long fricken movie!

Yes, Interstellar was long. I didn't realize how long it was until I bought my ticket at the theater. Wasn't quite prepared for that.

Beauner: old joke is old. ;)


All Good Things is based on Robert Durst :D

Then the egg is on my face. :oops:

I don't know too much about the whole thing. Didn't even realize the movie was based on that until I looked it up on imdb after I watched it.
MNGophers29 wrote:When the wife asks, I will just tell her "Rube said it was ok"!! LOL!

When you tell somebody somethin', it depends on what part of the country you're standin' in... as to just how dumb you are.

TheRube33 on UnTappd

User avatar
Superstar
Golden
Golden
Posts: 4564
Joined: Tue Feb 15 12:21 pm
Has liked: 26 times
Been liked: 6 times

Re: Movies

Post by Superstar » Sun Apr 19 9:11 pm

The Rube wrote:
st8ofhockey wrote:
The Rube wrote:
g-manpuck wrote:Just watched The Imitation Game as well and it's a very good movie. Also watched Interstellar this weekend...good movie but damn, slot some time to watch...long fricken movie!

Yes, Interstellar was long. I didn't realize how long it was until I bought my ticket at the theater. Wasn't quite prepared for that.

Beauner: old joke is old. ;)


All Good Things is based on Robert Durst :D

Then the egg is on my face. :oops:

I don't know too much about the whole thing. Didn't even realize the movie was based on that until I looked it up on imdb after I watched it.

It's directed by the same guy that did the 6-part special "The Jinx" on HBO.

User avatar
The Rube
Golden
Golden
Posts: 30665
Joined: Sun Apr 10 11:01 am
Location: Chez Rube
Has liked: 97 times
Been liked: 156 times
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by The Rube » Sun Apr 19 9:41 pm

Superstar: Ahhhh, that's interesting. He did a good job of it.
MNGophers29 wrote:When the wife asks, I will just tell her "Rube said it was ok"!! LOL!

When you tell somebody somethin', it depends on what part of the country you're standin' in... as to just how dumb you are.

TheRube33 on UnTappd

User avatar
Dances With Gophers
Golden
Golden
Posts: 7159
Joined: Wed Oct 05 12:04 pm
Location: Eltville am Rhein
Has liked: 85 times
Been liked: 77 times

Re: Movies

Post by Dances With Gophers » Sun Apr 19 9:55 pm

Watched Birdman last night. It was a Joe Mauer experience (expecting an extra base hit, but was only delivered a walk).

User avatar
Superstar
Golden
Golden
Posts: 4564
Joined: Tue Feb 15 12:21 pm
Has liked: 26 times
Been liked: 6 times

Re: Movies

Post by Superstar » Sun Apr 19 9:57 pm

Dances With Gophers wrote:Watched Birdman last night. It was a Joe Mauer experience (expecting an extra base hit, but was only delivered a walk).

Yeah, I was REALLY underwhelmed by it as well. One of my least favorite Oscar contenders (and of course, it won).

SouthTexGopher
Golden
Golden
Posts: 7626
Joined: Mon Nov 27 9:22 pm

Re: Movies

Post by SouthTexGopher » Mon Apr 20 8:43 am

Rewatched "Men of Honor" yesterday. I was interested in learning more about the story, so I did a little research. For those who haven't seen it, it tells the story of Carl Brashear - the first African American to become a US Navy Master Diver. I was surprised to learn that his grand nephew is Donald Brashear.
The world is bigger than Minnesota, kids.

User avatar
The Rube
Golden
Golden
Posts: 30665
Joined: Sun Apr 10 11:01 am
Location: Chez Rube
Has liked: 97 times
Been liked: 156 times
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by The Rube » Mon Apr 20 10:59 pm

The Man Who Never Was:

Solid movie about the British planting fake WWII invasion plans on a dead body, letting the Germans find him. Based on true story. Enjoyed it, good companion piece to The Imitation Game, knowing what one knows from that movie. Information is indeed power.
MNGophers29 wrote:When the wife asks, I will just tell her "Rube said it was ok"!! LOL!

When you tell somebody somethin', it depends on what part of the country you're standin' in... as to just how dumb you are.

TheRube33 on UnTappd

User avatar
Tiggsy
Golden
Golden
Posts: 2112
Joined: Thu Mar 24 1:46 pm
Location: MN
Age: 41
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by Tiggsy » Tue Apr 21 8:19 am

This may need to go to unpopular opinions... but Movie 43 was on Comedy Central a few days ago and I finally got around to watching it. One of the worst movies I've ever seen but laughed my arse off through almost the entire thing. Several very funny sketches were included there.

User avatar
The Rube
Golden
Golden
Posts: 30665
Joined: Sun Apr 10 11:01 am
Location: Chez Rube
Has liked: 97 times
Been liked: 156 times
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by The Rube » Tue Apr 21 9:42 pm

Tiggsy wrote:This may need to go to unpopular opinions... but Movie 43 was on Comedy Central a few days ago and I finally got around to watching it. One of the worst movies I've ever seen but laughed my arse off through almost the entire thing. Several very funny sketches were included there.

I quite literally made it about 7 minutes in that movie. I just about chucked the disc (Netflix) off my 3rd floor apt so no one had a chance to see that crap. And there are "bad" movies I love.
MNGophers29 wrote:When the wife asks, I will just tell her "Rube said it was ok"!! LOL!

When you tell somebody somethin', it depends on what part of the country you're standin' in... as to just how dumb you are.

TheRube33 on UnTappd

User avatar
The Rube
Golden
Golden
Posts: 30665
Joined: Sun Apr 10 11:01 am
Location: Chez Rube
Has liked: 97 times
Been liked: 156 times
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by The Rube » Sun Apr 26 7:51 pm

Birdman:

I know what I saw, but I'm not sure what I saw, if that makes sense. I did like it, but wow, lots of things going on there. Found it hilarious (and it was intentional) that Ed Norton basically played himself. ;)
MNGophers29 wrote:When the wife asks, I will just tell her "Rube said it was ok"!! LOL!

When you tell somebody somethin', it depends on what part of the country you're standin' in... as to just how dumb you are.

TheRube33 on UnTappd

User avatar
Tiggsy
Golden
Golden
Posts: 2112
Joined: Thu Mar 24 1:46 pm
Location: MN
Age: 41
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by Tiggsy » Mon Apr 27 10:00 am

I kind of wanted to see A Million Ways to Die in the West until I caught a few minutes of the end on HBO this weekend. Not so sure I want to see it anymore.

SouthTexGopher
Golden
Golden
Posts: 7626
Joined: Mon Nov 27 9:22 pm

Re: Movies

Post by SouthTexGopher » Mon Apr 27 10:19 am

I'm a very big fan of historically accurate movies that depict things that are often overlooked. "Our World War" is available on Netflix right now. It's a BBC miniseries that covers three distinct points in WW1 from the perspective of an average soldier.
The world is bigger than Minnesota, kids.

User avatar
HockeyBum
Golden
Golden
Posts: 3397
Joined: Thu Jun 03 12:28 pm
Has liked: 2 times
Been liked: 16 times
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by HockeyBum » Mon Apr 27 11:49 am

Tiggsy wrote:I kind of wanted to see A Million Ways to Die in the West until I caught a few minutes of the end on HBO this weekend. Not so sure I want to see it anymore.


It had funny moments, but overall not good. I saw it in the theater, and there were literally no laughs until about 20 minutes into the movie. For every joke that works, there are about 5 that don't.

User avatar
Neely
Golden
Golden
Posts: 1203
Joined: Wed Apr 09 11:48 am
Has liked: 10 times
Been liked: 1 time

Mad Max

Post by Neely » Wed Apr 29 9:06 am

Curious as to what others thoughts are on the upcoming Mad Max Fury Road movie. I absolutely loved the first one and the rest were good but the raw quality of the first really stuck with me. I definitely want to see this new one at the theatre as it appears to be a "big" movie.
I know what I know. I know what I don't know. But I don't know what I don't know.

User avatar
Jupiter
Bringer of Jollity
Bringer of Jollity
Posts: 14727
Joined: Wed Apr 09 10:45 am
Location: The Sticks
Has liked: 83 times
Been liked: 138 times
Age: 47
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by Jupiter » Wed Apr 29 10:26 am

I never really like Mad Max. I guess I just didn't get it.

The Road Warrior was good.

User avatar
ScoobyDoo
Golden
Golden
Posts: 14382
Joined: Wed Apr 09 8:30 pm
Location: Eden Prairie
Has liked: 370 times
Been liked: 105 times
Age: 51

Re: Movies

Post by ScoobyDoo » Wed Apr 29 10:52 am

Isn't the first Mad Max movie and The Road Warrior the same thing?

EDIT: Never mind. Just looked it up. I guess Road Warrior was the sequel. I never watched any of them from beginning to end except Thunderdome which is meh.
Golden Gopher Softball Booster
posted by sunbone "Sixer- I admit when it comes to Gopher football I make Scooby Doo look like the President of the Optimists Club." :ahhh:
also posted by sunbone "Scooby, a.k.a., Mr. Sunshine."
On my lawn chair on the ledge. Being wrong 75% of the time and loving every minute of it.

User avatar
Neely
Golden
Golden
Posts: 1203
Joined: Wed Apr 09 11:48 am
Has liked: 10 times
Been liked: 1 time

Re: Movies

Post by Neely » Wed Apr 29 11:29 am

ScoobyDoo wrote:Isn't the first Mad Max movie and The Road Warrior the same thing?

EDIT: Never mind. Just looked it up. I guess Road Warrior was the sequel. I never watched any of them from beginning to end except Thunderdome which is meh.


Well, except for: http://www.hark.com/clips/byghrcpvsb-tw ... man-leaves

:D
I know what I know. I know what I don't know. But I don't know what I don't know.

User avatar
Slap Shot
Golden
Golden
Posts: 16090
Joined: Sat May 14 9:01 pm
Location: Angeles City, Philippines
Has liked: 223 times
Been liked: 248 times
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by Slap Shot » Wed Apr 29 1:06 pm

Mad Max was def a cult hit amongst my friends back in the day and was a movie channel staple when cable really got going.
Currently under construction.

User avatar
mjarz02
Golden
Golden
Posts: 1707
Joined: Wed Jan 25 12:54 pm
Location: Minneapolis
Has liked: 8 times
Age: 36

Re: Movies

Post by mjarz02 » Thu Apr 30 2:47 pm

In light of the Dubay situation, I recommend watching the movie "Spun". Jason Schwartzman, Micky Rourke, Brittany Murphy are some of the actors invloved. If you liked the move Requiem for Dream, you will probably like this movie.

User avatar
The Rube
Golden
Golden
Posts: 30665
Joined: Sun Apr 10 11:01 am
Location: Chez Rube
Has liked: 97 times
Been liked: 156 times
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by The Rube » Thu Apr 30 6:24 pm

mjarz02 wrote:In light of the Dubay situation, I recommend watching the movie "Spun". Jason Schwartzman, Micky Rourke, Brittany Murphy are some of the actors invloved. If you liked the move Requiem for Dream, you will probably like this movie.


I'll check it out. Although, while I really liked Requiem, I'll NEVER watch it again.
MNGophers29 wrote:When the wife asks, I will just tell her "Rube said it was ok"!! LOL!

When you tell somebody somethin', it depends on what part of the country you're standin' in... as to just how dumb you are.

TheRube33 on UnTappd

User avatar
The Rube
Golden
Golden
Posts: 30665
Joined: Sun Apr 10 11:01 am
Location: Chez Rube
Has liked: 97 times
Been liked: 156 times
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by The Rube » Thu Apr 30 9:08 pm

Based on a post from Gurtholfin on USCHO, I watched The Man Who Laughs, which was an inspiration for the Joker, especially the Leto one.

Watched it tonight. Solid movie. Didn't realize it was a silent movie (for the most part; background dialogue in there, etc). Would recommend.
MNGophers29 wrote:When the wife asks, I will just tell her "Rube said it was ok"!! LOL!

When you tell somebody somethin', it depends on what part of the country you're standin' in... as to just how dumb you are.

TheRube33 on UnTappd

User avatar
ScoobyDoo
Golden
Golden
Posts: 14382
Joined: Wed Apr 09 8:30 pm
Location: Eden Prairie
Has liked: 370 times
Been liked: 105 times
Age: 51

Re: Movies

Post by ScoobyDoo » Fri May 01 7:50 am

Saw Avengers last night. Awesome doesn't even begin to describe it.
Golden Gopher Softball Booster
posted by sunbone "Sixer- I admit when it comes to Gopher football I make Scooby Doo look like the President of the Optimists Club." :ahhh:
also posted by sunbone "Scooby, a.k.a., Mr. Sunshine."
On my lawn chair on the ledge. Being wrong 75% of the time and loving every minute of it.

User avatar
Slap Shot
Golden
Golden
Posts: 16090
Joined: Sat May 14 9:01 pm
Location: Angeles City, Philippines
Has liked: 223 times
Been liked: 248 times
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by Slap Shot » Fri May 01 2:57 pm

The Ninth Gate. Started intriguingly enough (albeit slightly cliched) but the ending rivaled The Village and The Wicker Man (Cage version) for the biggest unintentional b-movie outcome ever. I've seen better endings on SyFy.
Currently under construction.

User avatar
Jane Fonda
Veteran
Posts: 5862
Joined: Tue Apr 22 3:53 pm
Location: Free DX
Has liked: 4 times
Been liked: 24 times
Age: 35

Re: Movies

Post by Jane Fonda » Fri May 01 3:20 pm

Slap Shot wrote:The Ninth Gate. Started intriguingly enough (albeit slightly cliched) but the ending rivaled The Village and The Wicker Man (Cage version) for the biggest unintentional b-movie outcome ever. I've seen better endings on SyFy.

That's about right. When I watched it several years ago, the start of it seemed like it was going to be great. Then it takes a huge turn towards "What the eff am I watching?"

User avatar
Kelly Red
Veteran
Posts: 2841
Joined: Wed Dec 05 4:12 pm
Location: High Horse
Has liked: 14 times
Been liked: 52 times

Re: Movies

Post by Kelly Red » Fri May 01 4:33 pm

Saw Ex Machina last night. Loved it! Smart sci-fi, great performances.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYGzRB4Pnq8[/youtube]
Gruss von Krampus!! 👹

User avatar
The Rube
Golden
Golden
Posts: 30665
Joined: Sun Apr 10 11:01 am
Location: Chez Rube
Has liked: 97 times
Been liked: 156 times
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by The Rube » Sun May 03 2:15 pm

Peacock:

Cillian Murphy, Ellen Page, Bill Pullman. About a guy who has quite the disturbing secret, which starts to come to light after a train crash in his back yard. This movie is 20 different ways of :censored: up. Cillian is EXCELLENT in his role. Highly recommend for something that is wayyyyyyyyyyy out there for subject matter.
MNGophers29 wrote:When the wife asks, I will just tell her "Rube said it was ok"!! LOL!

When you tell somebody somethin', it depends on what part of the country you're standin' in... as to just how dumb you are.

TheRube33 on UnTappd

User avatar
The Rube
Golden
Golden
Posts: 30665
Joined: Sun Apr 10 11:01 am
Location: Chez Rube
Has liked: 97 times
Been liked: 156 times
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by The Rube » Sun May 03 4:40 pm

Three Kings:

I have no idea what this movie was trying to be. It was action one minute, political the next, and comedy the next. Too disjointed for my liking. It had its moments, but meh overall.
MNGophers29 wrote:When the wife asks, I will just tell her "Rube said it was ok"!! LOL!

When you tell somebody somethin', it depends on what part of the country you're standin' in... as to just how dumb you are.

TheRube33 on UnTappd

User avatar
ScoobyDoo
Golden
Golden
Posts: 14382
Joined: Wed Apr 09 8:30 pm
Location: Eden Prairie
Has liked: 370 times
Been liked: 105 times
Age: 51

Re: Movies

Post by ScoobyDoo » Sun May 03 5:02 pm

The Rube wrote:Three Kings:

I have no idea what this movie was trying to be. It was action one minute, political the next, and comedy the next. Too disjointed for my liking. It had its moments, but meh overall.

One of the worst movies I've ever seen.
Golden Gopher Softball Booster
posted by sunbone "Sixer- I admit when it comes to Gopher football I make Scooby Doo look like the President of the Optimists Club." :ahhh:
also posted by sunbone "Scooby, a.k.a., Mr. Sunshine."
On my lawn chair on the ledge. Being wrong 75% of the time and loving every minute of it.

User avatar
The Rube
Golden
Golden
Posts: 30665
Joined: Sun Apr 10 11:01 am
Location: Chez Rube
Has liked: 97 times
Been liked: 156 times
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by The Rube » Sun May 03 5:06 pm

ScoobyDoo wrote:
The Rube wrote:Three Kings:

I have no idea what this movie was trying to be. It was action one minute, political the next, and comedy the next. Too disjointed for my liking. It had its moments, but meh overall.

One of the worst movies I've ever seen.

I won't go that far, but it wasn't good.
MNGophers29 wrote:When the wife asks, I will just tell her "Rube said it was ok"!! LOL!

When you tell somebody somethin', it depends on what part of the country you're standin' in... as to just how dumb you are.

TheRube33 on UnTappd

User avatar
The Rube
Golden
Golden
Posts: 30665
Joined: Sun Apr 10 11:01 am
Location: Chez Rube
Has liked: 97 times
Been liked: 156 times
Contact:

Re: Movies

Post by The Rube » Sun May 03 8:11 pm

Dead Zone

Decent movie. Additional points for being a Stephen King-based movie that actually was not horrific. They are few and far between, IMO.
MNGophers29 wrote:When the wife asks, I will just tell her "Rube said it was ok"!! LOL!

When you tell somebody somethin', it depends on what part of the country you're standin' in... as to just how dumb you are.

TheRube33 on UnTappd

User avatar
Zwak
Golden
Golden
Posts: 9381
Joined: Mon Nov 13 6:09 pm
Location: South St. Paul
Has liked: 67 times
Been liked: 57 times
Age: 53

Re: Movies

Post by Zwak » Mon May 04 9:08 am

I saw The Avengers Age of Ultron yesterday. Maybe my expectations were too high but I was disappointed. It wasn't bad but it just wasn't as fun as the first one. Plus, these super hero movies are starting to feel the same.
GPL's official source of trivia.

User avatar
ScoobyDoo
Golden
Golden
Posts: 14382
Joined: Wed Apr 09 8:30 pm
Location: Eden Prairie
Has liked: 370 times
Been liked: 105 times
Age: 51

Re: Movies

Post by ScoobyDoo » Mon May 04 10:23 am

Zwak wrote:I saw The Avengers Age of Ultron yesterday. Maybe my expectations were too high but I was disappointed. It wasn't bad but it just wasn't as fun as the first one. Plus, these super hero movies are starting to feel the same.


The big problem with the film from a stand alone enjoyment aspect is it's being used to bridge the first one and the Infinity Wars which is part 3 of the series. Think Two Towers for Lord of the Rings.

That being said the fun they had with the myhology of Thor's Hammer Mjölnir was worth the price of admission for me. It was part of the best scene from Avengers 1, and it was my favorite part of Avengers 2.

DC would have changed everything about it or ignored it.
Golden Gopher Softball Booster
posted by sunbone "Sixer- I admit when it comes to Gopher football I make Scooby Doo look like the President of the Optimists Club." :ahhh:
also posted by sunbone "Scooby, a.k.a., Mr. Sunshine."
On my lawn chair on the ledge. Being wrong 75% of the time and loving every minute of it.

User avatar
Jane Fonda
Veteran
Posts: 5862
Joined: Tue Apr 22 3:53 pm
Location: Free DX
Has liked: 4 times
Been liked: 24 times
Age: 35

Re: Movies

Post by Jane Fonda » Mon May 04 10:48 am

Meh, comic book movies. :bored:

User avatar
g-manpuck
Golden
Golden
Posts: 6289
Joined: Sun Jan 21 12:39 pm
Location: Killin' em in Kato!
Has liked: 48 times
Been liked: 40 times
Age: 46

Re: Movies

Post by g-manpuck » Mon May 04 12:12 pm

HockeyBum wrote:
Tiggsy wrote:I kind of wanted to see A Million Ways to Die in the West until I caught a few minutes of the end on HBO this weekend. Not so sure I want to see it anymore.


It had funny moments, but overall not good. I saw it in the theater, and there were literally no laughs until about 20 minutes into the movie. For every joke that works, there are about 5 that don't.

Best moment in the movie IMO
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7gWDO8SgW4[/youtube]
-"It's not like we have to become Canadian because they won!" - my wife Chrystal

-I am the official Iowa Hawkeye Football fan of GPL

User avatar
davescharf
Golden
Golden
Posts: 9406
Joined: Fri Feb 11 6:22 am
Location: Plymouth
Has liked: 24 times
Been liked: 49 times
Age: 44

Re: Movies

Post by davescharf » Mon May 04 7:48 pm

Zwak wrote:I saw The Avengers Age of Ultron yesterday. Maybe my expectations were too high but I was disappointed. It wasn't bad but it just wasn't as fun as the first one. Plus, these super hero movies are starting to feel the same.


I'm guessing the studio will keep doing the same old movie if they continue grossing 190 million on the opening weekend
Member of the "Never used the 'ahh' smiley" in a post since September 2010.
GPL's official hater of Surly Eight since September 2014

Untappd user ID: Davescharf

Post Reply