Read Books By AWers!

Welcome to the AbsoluteWrite Water Cooler! Please read The Newbie Guide To Absolute Write

editing for authors ad

A publisher or agency using Google ads to solicit your novel probably isn't anyone you want to write for.


Go Back   Absolute Write Water Cooler > Pop Culture > Movies, TV, and Theater
Register FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-02-2012, 10:29 PM   #7201
shawkins
Puts the fun in function calls.
AW Paladin
 
shawkins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The business end of a habanero pepper IV
Posts: 2,762
shawkins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsshawkins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsshawkins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsshawkins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsshawkins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsshawkins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsshawkins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsshawkins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsshawkins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsshawkins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsshawkins is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Apollo 18 - Yet another found footage movie, this one about a sekrit manned moon landing that went awry when they stumbled over some sort of space monster. More or less. I was nodding off pretty bad in the last half, but I did manage to stay awake for the last 5m, which relieves me of the responsibility of rewatching it before I ship the disk back to Netflix, which is a relief. Not recommended.
shawkins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2012, 01:56 AM   #7202
Snowball2695
practical experience, FTW
 
Snowball2695's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Friggin Texas
Posts: 121
Snowball2695 is on a distinguished road
Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock.
My dad put it on during dinner and made me sit through it. Not as bad as I thought it would be, but not that high up on my favorites list.
__________________
"It's not about winning or loosing, but first is better than third."
Snowball2695 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2012, 07:57 AM   #7203
strawberryblondie
not quite dying
 
strawberryblondie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Northern AZ
Posts: 860
strawberryblondie is a splendid one to beholdstrawberryblondie is a splendid one to beholdstrawberryblondie is a splendid one to behold
Red Riding Hood. Meh.
strawberryblondie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2012, 08:30 AM   #7204
WordCount
You don't have coffee? Go away.
 
WordCount's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Smalltown, USA
Posts: 699
WordCount is a shiny, shiny jewelWordCount is a shiny, shiny jewel
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snowball2695 View Post
Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock.
My dad put it on during dinner and made me sit through it. Not as bad as I thought it would be, but not that high up on my favorites list.
That's one of the weaker ones. If you want a good Star Trek movie, I recommend 2,6, or First Contact.
WordCount is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2012, 08:31 AM   #7205
Cacophony
Hashtag
 
Cacophony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Posts: 99
Cacophony is on a distinguished road
I just finished Blue Valentine. It was heartbreaking.
__________________
I do what I can to write what I hear in my head, but it's often hard to sort through the din.
Cacophony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2012, 11:09 AM   #7206
thekingsguard
Soldier, Scholar, Writer, WebVoyeur
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Richmond, Virginia, USA
Posts: 209
thekingsguard is on a distinguished road
Saw Act of Valor. Not a bad movie, and I wish movie movies would do thier action scenes with tactics and conbat rationalle as effectively.
__________________
This is my website, Korsgaard's Commentary.
Please, read my works, tell me what you think, and be sure to share it and come back again!
thekingsguard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2012, 01:48 PM   #7207
Flowerfairy
Lady Entropia
 
Flowerfairy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: AWOL
Posts: 1,139
Flowerfairy is a candidate for sainthoodFlowerfairy is a candidate for sainthoodFlowerfairy is a candidate for sainthoodFlowerfairy is a candidate for sainthoodFlowerfairy is a candidate for sainthoodFlowerfairy is a candidate for sainthoodFlowerfairy is a candidate for sainthoodFlowerfairy is a candidate for sainthood
Ghostrider-Spirit of Vengeance.

Good movie...I couldn't wait to watch it.
__________________
Whaddya say to one last showdown--Ocelot (MGS3: SNAKE EATER)
Flowerfairy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2012, 10:12 PM   #7208
DavidZahir
Malkavian Primogen
 
DavidZahir's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 2,083
DavidZahir should run for PresidentDavidZahir should run for PresidentDavidZahir should run for PresidentDavidZahir should run for PresidentDavidZahir should run for PresidentDavidZahir should run for President
The Great Exotic Magnolia Hotel. Quite charming. Stellar cast--Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Penelope Wilton, Dev Patel, etc.
DavidZahir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2012, 07:15 PM   #7209
TumbleHome
Inconsequential. Also: short.
 
TumbleHome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 114
TumbleHome is a shiny, shiny jewelTumbleHome is a shiny, shiny jewel
Last night I had a double feature-

ATTACK THE BLOCK, a British sci-fi/horror/comedy/light social commentary piece of awesome. So glad I heard the word of mouth on it, I cannot recommend it enough. Every single actor was amazing.

HOUSE- gotta love 80's horror comedies. Haven't seen this in years (since I saw it on Cinemax as a kid and it warped me a bit, I think) It's still insane- I adore it.
__________________
The future starts so slow.
TumbleHome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2012, 12:30 AM   #7210
Chazevelt
figuring it all out
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 83
Chazevelt is on a distinguished road
As soon as my rice is done cooking, I'm going to settle in with the A Team movie to waste away a cold, windy, snowy Sunday. This will make about the tenth time I've watched it.
Chazevelt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2012, 01:40 AM   #7211
Snowstorm
Baby plot bunneh sniffs out a clue
 
Snowstorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lost in the Wyoming mountains. Don't try to rescue me.
Posts: 12,195
Snowstorm is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsSnowstorm is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsSnowstorm is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsSnowstorm is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsSnowstorm is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsSnowstorm is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsSnowstorm is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsSnowstorm is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsSnowstorm is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsSnowstorm is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsSnowstorm is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Se7en, with Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman.
__________________


Blood Atonement, a historical mystery, and Clear and Convincing Evidence, a contemporary mystery

WIP: Blood Atonement, the screenplay!

Blog Twitter Facebook

Snowstorm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2012, 02:59 AM   #7212
nicolethegeek
New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin
 
nicolethegeek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: The absolute middle of nowhere
Posts: 40
nicolethegeek is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snowstorm View Post
Se7en, with Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman.
How would you rate it? I have been tempted to pick it up from the cheap DVD/Blu-ray bin, but I'm not really a fan of Brad Pitt at all... however Morgan Freeman being in it can absolve a movie of a multitude of sins.
__________________
Nicole =o)

Facebook | Twitter | Ravelry
My Blog: The Purl in the Oyster
nicolethegeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2012, 08:26 AM   #7213
Cacophony
Hashtag
 
Cacophony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Posts: 99
Cacophony is on a distinguished road
Se7en is an amazing film, well written, beautifully acted and the direction is outstanding. I wasn't a Brad Pitt fan at all before seeing it. Now I'll watch anything that guy does. He won me over with that performance.

On an entirely different note, I just finished watching Lars and the Real Girl. All I can say is: WOW. Incredibly interesting.
__________________
I do what I can to write what I hear in my head, but it's often hard to sort through the din.
Cacophony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2012, 11:09 AM   #7214
thekingsguard
Soldier, Scholar, Writer, WebVoyeur
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Richmond, Virginia, USA
Posts: 209
thekingsguard is on a distinguished road
The Lorax, and it was a dud. You're better off renting Wall-E, or better yet, the original.
__________________
This is my website, Korsgaard's Commentary.
Please, read my works, tell me what you think, and be sure to share it and come back again!
thekingsguard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2012, 06:21 PM   #7215
Diana Hignutt
Muser
 
Diana Hignutt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: La Muse, South of France
Posts: 8,445
Diana Hignutt is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsDiana Hignutt is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsDiana Hignutt is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsDiana Hignutt is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsDiana Hignutt is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsDiana Hignutt is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsDiana Hignutt is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsDiana Hignutt is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsDiana Hignutt is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsDiana Hignutt is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsDiana Hignutt is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
They Live - John Carpenter's true story wake-up call masterpiece, disguised as a cheap, poorly acted, sci-fi romp.
__________________
"Be Excellent to Each Other" - Bill & Ted

"Give me the courage to change things that others accept...and the wisdom to understand that everything changes..." - Diana's Anti-Serenity Prayer

www.lamuseinn.com

WIP: 15.6/100K
Diana Hignutt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 05:22 PM   #7216
J.S.F.
practical experience, FTW
 
J.S.F.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Osaka
Posts: 4,830
J.S.F. is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJ.S.F. is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJ.S.F. is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJ.S.F. is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJ.S.F. is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJ.S.F. is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJ.S.F. is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJ.S.F. is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJ.S.F. is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJ.S.F. is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJ.S.F. is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
"I'm here to kick ass and chew bubblegum...and I'm all out of bubblegum".

Classic line in a flick which could have been better.

Watched Captain America and it's a fun flick. Green Lantern had a horribly derivative script but in spite of that, I still enjoyed it. Oldie but goodie on YouTube--The Body Snatcher with Henry Daniell and Boris Karloff. Excellent Val Lewton flick and highly recommended.
J.S.F. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 05:26 PM   #7217
Calla Lily
On deadline for the next year or so
AW Moderator
 
Calla Lily's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Non carborundum illegitimi
Posts: 31,936
Calla Lily is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCalla Lily is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCalla Lily is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCalla Lily is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCalla Lily is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCalla Lily is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCalla Lily is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCalla Lily is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCalla Lily is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCalla Lily is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCalla Lily is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
They Live is one of the ultimate de-stress movies.

Dead Snow--Norwegian SF comedy about drunk college kids fighting Nazi zombies.

What? Yes, really!

Alas, the first half was good in the way Scream is good. The second half deteriorated into 75% standard "fight the zombies" scripted gore and only 25% of the humor that made the first half good.
__________________
<a href=http://s675.photobucket.com/user/WriterLily/media/5ce960bf-7c40-48ee-9959-9c7fa2d192aa_zps17845a68.jpg.html target=_blank><img src=http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv117/WriterLily/5ce960bf-7c40-48ee-9959-9c7fa2d192aa_zps17845a68.jpg border=0 alt= /></a> Nun Too Soon is available for preorder already! Click me!
Calla Lily is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 06:27 PM   #7218
shawkins
Puts the fun in function calls.
AW Paladin
 
shawkins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The business end of a habanero pepper IV
Posts: 2,762
shawkins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsshawkins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsshawkins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsshawkins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsshawkins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsshawkins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsshawkins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsshawkins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsshawkins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsshawkins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsshawkins is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
The Guard - If it wasn't for the fact that this opened at Sundance I'd be tempted to call this a buddy cop movie (pass the Coors, plz), but as it is I think the official category is dark comedy (pass the pinot noir, plz). Either way it was funny. Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle turned in some admirably dry performances as the hick cop who's smarter than he lets on and the FBI guy from the highly trained straight man unit at Quantico. They were both good, but to me the most interesting performance came from Mark Strong (Lord Sinister in the 2009 Sherlock Holmes). He had that same sort of deer in the headlights/its a living look that Alan Rickman manifested just after Die Hard when he realized that, yes indeed, he'd be playing the exact same role for the rest of his life.
shawkins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 06:29 PM   #7219
Calla Lily
On deadline for the next year or so
AW Moderator
 
Calla Lily's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Non carborundum illegitimi
Posts: 31,936
Calla Lily is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCalla Lily is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCalla Lily is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCalla Lily is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCalla Lily is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCalla Lily is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCalla Lily is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCalla Lily is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCalla Lily is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCalla Lily is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsCalla Lily is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Quote:
Originally Posted by shawkins View Post
The Guard - If it wasn't for the fact that this opened at Sundance I'd be tempted to call this a buddy cop movie (pass the Coors, plz), but as it is I think the official category is dark comedy (pass the pinot noir, plz).
WIN.
__________________
<a href=http://s675.photobucket.com/user/WriterLily/media/5ce960bf-7c40-48ee-9959-9c7fa2d192aa_zps17845a68.jpg.html target=_blank><img src=http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv117/WriterLily/5ce960bf-7c40-48ee-9959-9c7fa2d192aa_zps17845a68.jpg border=0 alt= /></a> Nun Too Soon is available for preorder already! Click me!
Calla Lily is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 08:59 PM   #7220
Diana Hignutt
Muser
 
Diana Hignutt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: La Muse, South of France
Posts: 8,445
Diana Hignutt is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsDiana Hignutt is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsDiana Hignutt is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsDiana Hignutt is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsDiana Hignutt is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsDiana Hignutt is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsDiana Hignutt is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsDiana Hignutt is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsDiana Hignutt is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsDiana Hignutt is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsDiana Hignutt is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Quote:
Originally Posted by TumbleHome View Post
Last night I had a double feature-

ATTACK THE BLOCK, a British sci-fi/horror/comedy/light social commentary piece of awesome. So glad I heard the word of mouth on it, I cannot recommend it enough. Every single actor was amazing.
.
Thanks! Took your advice. Loved it.
__________________
"Be Excellent to Each Other" - Bill & Ted

"Give me the courage to change things that others accept...and the wisdom to understand that everything changes..." - Diana's Anti-Serenity Prayer

www.lamuseinn.com

WIP: 15.6/100K
Diana Hignutt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 09:34 PM   #7221
strawberryblondie
not quite dying
 
strawberryblondie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Northern AZ
Posts: 860
strawberryblondie is a splendid one to beholdstrawberryblondie is a splendid one to beholdstrawberryblondie is a splendid one to behold
Midnight in Paris. Awesome flick.
strawberryblondie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 09:42 PM   #7222
Jehhillenberg
More like the queen of typos. Oops!
 
Jehhillenberg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Southeastern, U.S.A.
Posts: 13,350
Jehhillenberg is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJehhillenberg is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJehhillenberg is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJehhillenberg is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJehhillenberg is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJehhillenberg is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJehhillenberg is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJehhillenberg is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJehhillenberg is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJehhillenberg is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsJehhillenberg is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Law Abiding Citizen.

Phucking Phenomenal.
__________________
>>Writing Tumblr (NSFW)<<
>>Get-inside-my-head! Tumblr (NSFW)<<

"What's the most resilient parasite? An idea. A single idea from the human mind can build cities...transform the world and rewrite all the rules." - Inception

"I don't have delusions of grandeur, I have an actual recipe for grandeur." - Limitless
Jehhillenberg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 09:43 PM   #7223
kelleylee
New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin
 
kelleylee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Portland
Posts: 3
kelleylee is on a distinguished road
The last movie I watched was The Lorax...I watch entirely too many kids movies.
kelleylee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 11:54 PM   #7224
thekingsguard
Soldier, Scholar, Writer, WebVoyeur
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Richmond, Virginia, USA
Posts: 209
thekingsguard is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by kelleylee View Post
The last movie I watched was The Lorax...I watch entirely too many kids movies.
What did you think of it? I wasn't at all impressed persinally.
__________________
This is my website, Korsgaard's Commentary.
Please, read my works, tell me what you think, and be sure to share it and come back again!
thekingsguard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2012, 01:05 AM   #7225
DavidBrett
Alas, poor Yorick, he fed me 'nanas
 
DavidBrett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: London, UK
Posts: 1,228
DavidBrett has earned our admirationDavidBrett has earned our admirationDavidBrett has earned our admirationDavidBrett has earned our admiration
I saw Project X on Monday with my girlfriend... She seemed to love it, but I didn't see anything special in it. Sure, it was fun and had some 'wtf?' moments, but it was an otherwise paper-thin plot...

Then again, I guess I've never been a fan of the "day in the life" kinda movies... It took me several viewings to like Napoleon Dynamite, for goodness sake!
__________________
EF: Cursed - 1st Draft on Hold. Working on other... stuff

Authors warn me writing children's books is a lot of work - signings, school events, literary festivals, a blog, etc. I always reply "I WANT THAT!"

I don't claim to be a professional (yet). I just try and help others when and where I can.

Follow me @symplesymon
DavidBrett is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Custom Search

If this site is helpful to you,
Please consider a voluntary subscription to defray ongoing expenses.

Buy Scrivener 2 for Mac OS X (Regular Licence)


All times are GMT +4.5. The time now is 02:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.