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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #12405 on: December 09, 2019, 01:56:24 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_adaptations_of_works_by_Stephen_King
Man, there's a lot of King's stories made into movie and tv shows.
Most are bad, the best aren't horror. Stand by Me, Shawshank Redemption etc. 

There are a lot that I think are highly over rated, Carrie and The Shinning come to mind.  Don't get me wrong, they aren't bad, they're just not as good as folks think.

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« Reply #12406 on: December 09, 2019, 02:25:10 PM »
I thought both versions of the Shining succeeded. Maybe because I saw the non-Nicholson version first, but they are largely similar visions.
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #12407 on: December 09, 2019, 02:34:35 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_adaptations_of_works_by_Stephen_King
Man, there's a lot of King's stories made into movie and tv shows.
Most are bad, the best aren't horror. Stand by Me, Shawshank Redemption etc. 

There are a lot that I think are highly over rated, Carrie and The Shinning come to mind.  Don't get me wrong, they aren't bad, they're just not as good as folks think.
lol I'd love to understand how you're qualifying that The Shining isn't as good as I think it is.  :laugh:
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« Reply #12408 on: December 09, 2019, 04:04:02 PM »
I've seen both the Shining and Carrie a number of times, and am only now seeing that I was mistaken for thinking they were good as I thought they were.
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« Reply #12409 on: December 09, 2019, 04:16:18 PM »
I've seen both the Shining and Carrie a number of times, and am only now seeing that I was mistaken for thinking they were good as I thought they were.
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« Reply #12410 on: December 09, 2019, 04:38:07 PM »
Carrie was a great movie. But the really surprising thing is that the remake with Chloe Moritz is also great.

Queen of the Damned (on Netflix now). 5.5/10. Decent popcorn movie. After sleeping away the past century or two, the vampire Lestat decides to emerge from his coffin and become the leader of a rock band. The title character is gorgeous, though she plays a second-tier role in the movie. And there's a secret society that investigates and keeps track of vampires, for no particular reason. One of their members is another very hot lady. So there's two gorgeous women in the movie, which is why it gets 5.5 stars instead of 3.
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« Reply #12411 on: December 09, 2019, 08:20:10 PM »
Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer (2018) (Or, Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver): This was one of my favorite books as a kid (it's one of the few books I can actually vividly remember my dad reading to me), so I am 100% biased. It's by Michael Ende, the guy who wrote the Neverending Story, and as such it's pretty imaginative. I vividly recall my dad reading me a bedtime story about a "schijnreus", or "mock giant", which is a guy for whom perspective is inverted, i.e. he looks bigger as you get further away from him. He lives in the desert and guides our heroes to the "black rocks" (I even remember criticizing my dad's intonation on one line that is in the movie about the "black rocks" -which I actually remembered before watching the movie- because the books said the character uttering that line was being "serious", and my dad went for "mysterious" - one of those moments that is somehow etched into my memory). That chapter also taught me what a fata morgana is, albeit in a not so accurate way.

I really like that they made it into a kids movie (long overdue, really), but one thing that really irked me was that a lot of the actors didn't speak German, so they just dubbed them. I guess that's a natural thing to do in a country that dubs everything, but since I hate dubbing I'm not used to it, and when the lips don't match the speech it really throws me off. Would it really have been that hard to get a little black boy and some Asian actors that spoke native German? Well, I suppose maybe it was.

Still, they hit pretty much all of the major plot points I vaguely recall (red/white mountains, mock giants, tiny children in a kind of mock China, a "half dragon" that is discriminated against by a kind of fascist dragon state, a crevasse that massively amplifies sound, and of course the three main characters (the two titular ones and the locomotive they drive, called Emma). The acting is not great, but the visuals are actually pretty good and it seems to have been made by someone who loved the book. They could've done a lot worse. Apparently they are aiming for the sequel (based on the second book) next year. It's obviously a kids movie, but my nostalgia says 8-/10, so I'll leave it at that.
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« Reply #12412 on: December 10, 2019, 07:58:55 AM »
I remember seeing Christine in the theater and enjoyed it. Not a great movie, but definitely not a case for not making a movie from a King novel.

Carrie was also a good watch.

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« Reply #12413 on: December 11, 2019, 09:22:09 PM »
Doctor Sleep (2019): Certainly a good looking movie. The first half felt more like "psychic vampires versus psy superheroes" than The Shining - though not necessarily in a bad way. The return to the Hotel is well done. But my problem is with the feel of the movie. The Shining was scary because creepy things were happening to a little boy and his mom who barely knew what was going on. In this movie Danny and especially his protectee are way overpowered and act more like superheroes iso horror movie victims. As such, there is basically no sense of dread to speak of, and it really doesn't feel like a sequel to the Shining. It's well made for what it is, and as a standalone movie I'd rate it higher. But as it stands, it's more of "Hollywood doesn't quite get it's own movie history", and I'll just leave it at: 7.5/10
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #12414 on: December 13, 2019, 06:14:28 AM »
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot 4/10

Theres a couple of scenes that made me smile but overall, even as a long time Kevin Smith fan, this is a bad film.

You can feel the strain as he struggles to create iconic moments, but each one falls flat. The nearest we get is Silent Bobs Glengarry Glenross speech but again, it builds to nothing.
There is some charm to the idea of a Laurel and Hardy type duo stumbling through life and adventures but its just so badly written. Smith isnt a bad director, he is a bad writer.
He has top shelf talent in this film and only Matt Damon manages to deliver his lines without sounding like he took a blow to the head.
For Affleck et al, this is no big deal but for Harleyquinn Smith its a shame, because I feel like she has very little chance of getting work off the back of this.
He takes the piss out of Tusk in this but honestly, I thought that was his best work in a long time and I would be well up for a series of films written while stoned on a podcast. If he did a series of stoned pitches and the best one got greenlit at the end of a season? That would be more in keeping with the Kevin Smith Im a fan of.

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« Reply #12415 on: December 13, 2019, 06:29:56 PM »
Jumanji: The Next Generation Fun/10. They upped the game on this one. More action, more complexity. If they keep this up the third one will be amazing.
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #12416 on: December 13, 2019, 06:36:05 PM »
Knives Out
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Fun movie. Didn't offer a lot, but was engaging.

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« Reply #12417 on: December 13, 2019, 06:47:46 PM »
Knives Out
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Fun movie. Didn't offer a lot, but was engaging.

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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #12418 on: December 13, 2019, 07:07:52 PM »
Knives Out
you all were right/10

Fun movie. Didn't offer a lot, but was engaging.

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« Reply #12419 on: December 13, 2019, 09:40:33 PM »
Knives Out
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Fun movie. Didn't offer a lot, but was engaging.

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