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2015 Movies

PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:12 pm
by Mr. Peabody
Really liked American Sniper. Bradley Cooper was great.

The book was a great read.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:13 pm
by 12ozLongneck
That's a 2014 movie.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:27 am
by Drew Corleone
Come on, Kevin... surely after 13 years you have realized that Peabody has no concept of movie release dates. I think he does this every year.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:22 pm
by eochs
SPOILERS AHEAD!!!

SPOILERS AHEAD!!!

SPOILERS AHEAD!!!






Yes I know it is 2014, but saw American Sniper last night also. Did not like most of it. Not because of Iraq, or snipers, or war, or Chris Kyle. Just thought the movie was a hot mess. It seemed to tell the story of an American hero and ptsd, but other then a few clips of a nagging wife at home and choking out a dog it did not really conquer that subject. It would have been better done as 1.5 hours of seeing his trouble off duty and after his 4th tour and using flashbacks to key moments (the butcher, killing a kid, etc). The bullet animation to kill the other sniper was straight out of the matrix and completely out of place in this movie. In fact, the whole sniper vs sniper storyline seemed out of place (even though it is true, it felt like they had Don King promoting the showdown). And as far as I understand it, Kyle was killed during script development. To only deal with it with a 10 second title card at the end of the movie was a disservice.

2/10

Feel free to disagree, but please take note that in no way is this a slight against Kyle and what he did in Iraq.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:21 pm
by 12ozLongneck
I love the original. There's no way this doesn't totally suck, but I will probably see it anyway.


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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2015 12:58 pm
by 12ozLongneck
There is an Entourage movie? Is it 2005 again or something?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 5:09 pm
by 12ozLongneck
Black Mass: MEH.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:39 pm
by LMQueen
That's disappointing but it seems to be the consensus.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 2:22 pm
by 12ozLongneck
It was not a bad movie by any stretch of the imagination. I just wouldn't recommend paying $10 to see it

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:01 pm
by 12ozLongneck


I eagerly await Mr. Peabody's review.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 2:02 pm
by 12ozLongneck
Sicario is great. Go see it. Very tense.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:10 pm
by LMQueen
Thank you, good to know.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:08 pm
by Bucharest
12ozLongneck wrote:Sicario is great. Go see it. Very tense.


What he said.....wow, that was intense, and might be the best movie of the year....definitely the best I've seen. Do yourself a favor and see it at the theater too...way better experience, but won't be around much longer I imagine. I saw it at the iPic, so I think it'll be around for another week there.

On a related note, if Del Toro doesn't win best supporting actor, it'll be a travesty.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:39 pm
by Mr. Peabody
Sicario was the best movie I've seen in awhile.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:43 pm
by Mr. Peabody
Drew Corleone wrote:Come on, Kevin... surely after 13 years you have realized that Peabody has no concept of movie release dates. I think he does this every year.


Seriously. I don't do this on purpose. I'm going off when they are released where I live. If they are released earlier in some part of the world I apologize. Crazy.

I'm going to attempt to do 2016 correctly.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:02 pm
by Mr. Peabody
The new Point Break was better than the original movie. Awesome extreme sports scenes.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2 was better than Mockingjay Part 1.

I enjoyed the heck out of Krampus.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:35 pm
by Makaveli
I saw The Big Short and Star Wars Ep.7

Solid 6 or so rating for both.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:56 pm
by 12ozLongneck
Recent moviegoing roundup:

The Big Short - 7. I was entertained.

The Hateful Eight - 4. Tarantino at his most self-indulgent. 2 hours and 50 minutes of pretentious crap. Way longer than it has any right to be. The more I think about it the less I like it.

The Martian - 6. Didn't capture whatever it was that made the book special.

Spotlight - 8. Concentrated more on the journalism side of things and managed not to be boring.

The Revenant - 5. It's never a good sign when you check your watch a half hour into a 2.5 hour movie. I never really gave a shit about anything going on and who lived or died. Not sure what Leo did here to get the Oscar nomination. Hardy did good work though.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:27 am
by txlonghorn47
I really enjoyed the big short. Pretty amazing story really. Speaker at our luncheon last week wrote The Greatest Trade Ever which is also about guys shorting the mortgage crisis. Very interesting.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:22 pm
by 12ozLongneck
Anomalisa - 7. If Charlie Kaufman is your thing, go see it.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:14 pm
by Makaveli
I want to see Anomalisa but when I looked it was only playing in South Austin.

Actually quite excited about that movie.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:27 pm
by 12ozLongneck
Playing at the Arbor.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:34 pm
by U2-Horn
also at Violet Crown

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:55 pm
by Bucharest
Finally got around to "Everest".....wish I hadn't. Meh. It seemed so rushed and just had a hard time getting into any of the characters.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:55 pm
by LMQueen
Agreed, we watched it yesterday. I read Into Thin Air a long time ago, but the book helped you understand the key bad decisions much more than the movie.
I don't remember what exactly happened with the oxygen bottles at the South Summit, but the movie confused me. I don't remember if they never got stowed there or if a different group (the South Africans?) took them.
I thought the movie made Beck Weathers look like an a-hole. I don't remember him being portrayed that way in the book.
I did read that Krakauer did not like the movie. He sold the movie rights soon after he wrote the book and didn't believe it would ever get made. Sounded like he didn't have much input in the screen play/movie.


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