UPNetwork  

Go Back   UPNetwork > General Forums > Entertainment

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-01-2009, 10:56 PM   #1
deoxys
こばやし だいすき~
 
deoxys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: 私の尾を食べてください OwO
Posts: 6,482
The "Movies I recently saw" thread

In theaters or not, what movies has UPN been checking out lately? As far as I can remember, Patches and myself have recently seen Star Trek, Night at the Museum 2, Wolverine, and others I can't think of. We rented Paul Blart and Shrek 3 (haven't seen either one yet)...but yeah.

Anyone see Up yet? I've heard nothing but positive things so far.

Anyways, let the "Everyone's a Critic: UPN edition" commence.
deoxys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2009, 11:21 PM   #2
Loki
Savage
 
Loki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 5,015
This summer so far I've seen Star Trek which was pretty good and Terminator Salvation, which was decent at best.

Star Trek's worst times were when the new Bones spoke his catchphrases. They were used poorly IMO. All the worst timing.

Terminator Salvation had a lot of dumb moments. The plot was definitely filled with holes and it's only winning points were the fact that it was loud and had lots of explosions, which hardly outweighed the crap. Little things like reference to why Kyle Reese had a strap on his shotgun, which we see in both Terminator 1 and 2 were kind of nice and a few other minor details were pretty cool, but it only made the movie mediocre at best. If you love the Terminator franchise, it's an okay movie, if not, it sucks balls.

I skipped Wolverine cuz I heard it sucks. I'm waiting for UP to be on DVD. Don't care for Night at the Museum 2.

As for movies I saw through Netflix, I recently watched the Green Mile (never saw it before), Shaw Shank Redemption (watched cuz of that episode of Family Guy lol), and Enemy at the Gates (cuz its cool). Enemy at the Gates was the worst of the three, but not a bad movie, just not as amazing as the other two.
__________________
Loki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2009, 02:40 AM   #3
Vran
Cascade Badge
 
Vran's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: 東京都
Posts: 308
Lol, poor guy! You basically rented the same movie twice.

Shawshank Redemption = an epic Stephen King-written prison drama

The Green Mile = a Stephen King-written prison drama which he wrote a decade after Shawshank and notably borrows a hell of a lot from it while only making one major change -- from having the main character be an innocent man imprisoned to having him be a warden who tries to find ways to skirt the law so a big black neo-Jesus can cure people by sucking up evil.

I dunno. I like Shawshank a lot more because I think it's better written (overall) and fantasy/sci-fi elements don't mesh well with gritty prison psychological dramas in my opinion, and The Green Mile was precisely that: very gritty, lots of capital punishment this or homosexual bully that in your face, but all wrapped up within a blanket of flies, immortal mice, and John Travolta / Eric Clapton Phenomenon - "Change the World" curings of cancer from bedridden country white folk.
__________________
The passwords are "Afro" and "Sergeant."
Vran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2009, 03:25 AM   #4
Doppleganger
我が名は勇者王!
 
Doppleganger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Yukinomiya City, Fukushima Prefecture
Posts: 11,240
Send a message via AIM to Doppleganger
Shawshank was a better movie, but it's not nearly as well known because of Forrest Gump. I heard for The Green Mile Tom Hanks was deliberately selected so that kind of situation wouldn't happen again.
__________________
あなたの勇気が切り開く未来
ふたりの想いが見つけだす希望
今 信じあえる
あきらめない 心かさね
永遠を抱きしめて
Doppleganger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2009, 04:25 AM   #5
Vran
Cascade Badge
 
Vran's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: 東京都
Posts: 308
Wait, what? What you just wrote makes no sense. "Shawshank was better, but it's not as famous as The Green Mile courtesy of Forrest Gump." Okay, that sentence alone I can understand. But then you go on to write, "I heard that they cast Tom Hanks for the lead role of The Green Mile so that that wouldn't happen again."

Time-wise, that defies logic. How could they cast Tom Hanks for The Green Mile in order to ensure that something akin to The Green Mile being more popular than the Shawshank Redemption wouldn't happen again?

Motive-wise, it still doesn't make any sense. If Americans widely recognized Tom Hanks because of Forrest Gump, why wouldn't the filmmakers want to tap him for The Green Mile? And why wouldn't they want the phenomenon of an inferior plot faring better at the box office thanks to star power to repeat itself? Isn't that what Hollywood is all about? "Plug some stars into this shitty movie to convince people it's worth 2 hours of their weekend"?
__________________
The passwords are "Afro" and "Sergeant."
Vran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2009, 04:35 AM   #6
Doppleganger
我が名は勇者王!
 
Doppleganger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Yukinomiya City, Fukushima Prefecture
Posts: 11,240
Send a message via AIM to Doppleganger
I mean, the producers didn't want Tom Hanks starring in a movie opposite The Green Mile and repeating the mistake of Shawshank. True, he was a good actor and a value to the movie, but what would have happened if, say, Cast Away came out alongside TGM and Hanks didn't star in the latter?
__________________
あなたの勇気が切り開く未来
ふたりの想いが見つけだす希望
今 信じあえる
あきらめない 心かさね
永遠を抱きしめて
Doppleganger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2009, 07:31 AM   #7
Tyranidos
beebooboobopbooboobop
 
Tyranidos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Krusty Krab
Posts: 3,808
Send a message via AIM to Tyranidos Send a message via MSN to Tyranidos
Graveler

I saw Up. I liked the story =o
__________________
Tyranidos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2009, 10:13 PM   #8
Jerichi
本✚能
 
Jerichi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: 蒸気の波の中
Posts: 14,502
I saw Rachel Getting Married.

Fucking fantastic movie.

Anne Hathaway has never been so great.
Jerichi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2009, 11:30 PM   #9
Patches
Hello!~
 
Patches's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 344
Send a message via AIM to Patches
Quote:
Originally Posted by deoxys View Post
Patches and myself have recently seen Star Trek, Night at the Museum 2, Wolverine, and others I can't think of. We rented Paul Blart and Shrek 3 (haven't seen either one yet)...but yeah.
Well all my work is already done for me apparently. But I will add that we never watched Paul Blart and had to return it.
Patches is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2009, 06:20 PM   #10
Loki
Savage
 
Loki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 5,015
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vran View Post
Lol, poor guy! You basically rented the same movie twice.
Netflix is unlimited movies in the mail and streaming on the Xbox360 (which most of the movies I watch are), so it's not a problem.
__________________
Loki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2009, 09:59 PM   #11
Patches
Hello!~
 
Patches's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 344
Send a message via AIM to Patches
Saw Up. I cried. I cried a lot. Cried on the way home. Cried when I got home. I hate that movie for making me cry. Patches107 does not cry dammit!

Oh, and Deoxys cried too.
Patches is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2009, 10:03 PM   #12
deoxys
こばやし だいすき~
 
deoxys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: 私の尾を食べてください OwO
Posts: 6,482
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patches107

Oh, and Deoxys cried too.
Lies. I'm incapable of showing emotion.
deoxys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2009, 01:13 AM   #13
deoxys
こばやし だいすき~
 
deoxys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: 私の尾を食べてください OwO
Posts: 6,482
GTFO.

I can't believe they're turning that into a movie. What's it going to be? An hour and a half of everyone in the theater staring at the same picture until someone yells "I FOUND HIM! I FOUND HIM! HE'S RIGHT THERE!", while he is violently escorted out by the theater ushers? I mean... Come on, have you no better ideas?

I guess not, seeing as how Candyland and Monopoly are apparently being turned into films as well.

Seriously.
deoxys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2009, 01:21 AM   #14
ZoraJolteon
BBCode Master
 
ZoraJolteon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,029
From what little I remember of it, the animated series of Where's Wally was decent.
__________________

Superior Christmas Banner is Superior.
Also still looking for ref with brain, although not just now due to Tyranidos running in fear.
ZoraJolteon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2009, 03:06 AM   #15
Muyotwo
Dominator of Bike Levels
 
Muyotwo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,309
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZoraJolteon View Post
From what little I remember of it, the animated series of Where's Wally was decent.
It's Waldo, but Zora is correct. Though I now have the theme song stuck in my head. Fuck.
Muyotwo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2009, 08:02 PM   #16
Loki
Savage
 
Loki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 5,015
So the whole movie will be us trying to find Waldo on a giant movie screen?

Can't we just give him a GPS tracker and be done with the franchise?
__________________
Loki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2009, 08:53 PM   #17
Vran
Cascade Badge
 
Vran's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: 東京都
Posts: 308
Quote:
Originally Posted by Loki View Post
So the whole movie will be us trying to find Waldo on a giant movie screen?

Can't we just give him a GPS tracker and be done with the franchise?
Whoever said Waldo was lost? Just because you're trying to find him doesn't mean he's in need of Search and Rescue!

Here, I made this comic especially for you.
__________________
The passwords are "Afro" and "Sergeant."
Vran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2009, 09:40 PM   #18
Doppleganger
我が名は勇者王!
 
Doppleganger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Yukinomiya City, Fukushima Prefecture
Posts: 11,240
Send a message via AIM to Doppleganger
IMV, there should have been a live action film for Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?. That would have been a great film.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Muyotwo View Post
It's Waldo, but Zora is correct.
Wally in UK, Waldo across the pond.
__________________
あなたの勇気が切り開く未来
ふたりの想いが見つけだす希望
今 信じあえる
あきらめない 心かさね
永遠を抱きしめて
Doppleganger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2009, 09:59 PM   #19
Muyotwo
Dominator of Bike Levels
 
Muyotwo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,309
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doppleganger View Post
IMV, there should have been a live action film for Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?. That would have been a great film.
Agreed.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Doppleganger View Post
Wally in UK, Waldo across the pond.
I'm aware, I'm just pointing out that Waldo is a far cooler name than Wally, and Waldo could probably beat the crap out of Wally in a cane fight.
Muyotwo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2009, 10:03 PM   #20
AshsBabyLapras
reason for my life
 
AshsBabyLapras's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,860
Lapras

Quote:
Originally Posted by Doppleganger View Post
IMV, there should have been a live action film for Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?. That would have been a great film.
Whoa. I started talking to Muyo about a live action Carmen Sandiego three or four days ago. I got the theme stuck in my head somewhat randomly (these things happen) and we went to watch the opening on YouTube, which led to me pointing out that Lisa Edelstein would make a sweet Carmen.

Edit: oh, right. brb arguing with Muyo about Wally v Waldo. again.

Edit2: *joke about Lisa Edelstein having experience working with a male lead who has a cane, har har*
__________________

すれ違うだけの距離が歯痒い 手を伸ばせば届きそうなのに
意味があるのなら教えて欲しい 締め付ける胸の痛みの
「イツダッテ ウソミタイ アイシタテ ノ ユメミライ」


f i z z y b u b b l e s | w i l d f u t u r e

Quote:
morningstar - Today at 12:46 PM
her whole being is Arashi


Last edited by AshsBabyLapras; 06-06-2009 at 10:06 PM.
AshsBabyLapras is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2009, 10:09 PM   #21
Muyotwo
Dominator of Bike Levels
 
Muyotwo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,309
And I totally blew ABL's mind by commenting that I had seen rule 34 of Waldo x Carmen Sandiego.

She pauses, and comments something to the fact that although it seemed weird, it's actually not a bad pairing.

Muyo: "And after the sex is over they team up to play "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego's Bra?"
Muyotwo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2009, 10:19 PM   #22
ZoraJolteon
BBCode Master
 
ZoraJolteon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,029
Now I'm trying to remember whether Wally and Wanda were romantically involved or not.
__________________

Superior Christmas Banner is Superior.
Also still looking for ref with brain, although not just now due to Tyranidos running in fear.
ZoraJolteon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2009, 11:32 PM   #23
Loki
Savage
 
Loki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 5,015
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vran View Post
Whoever said Waldo was lost? Just because you're trying to find him doesn't mean he's in need of Search and Rescue!

Here, I made this comic especially for you.
WALDO IS A TERRORIST?!? OMG OMG OMG IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW!
__________________
Loki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2009, 11:43 PM   #24
Vran
Cascade Badge
 
Vran's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: 東京都
Posts: 308
Quote:
Originally Posted by Loki View Post
WALDO IS A TERRORIST?!? OMG OMG OMG IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW!
Yeah. Too bad the comic renders your comeback inapplicable.
Spoiler: show
It's clearly established that both bin Laden and Waldo exist and are two separate entities by the fact that Marty suggests a compass for the one and a GPS unit for the other.

Better luck next time.
__________________
The passwords are "Afro" and "Sergeant."
Vran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2009, 12:24 AM   #25
Loki
Savage
 
Loki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 5,015
Thanks for not having a sense of humor.
Loki is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   UPNetwork > General Forums > Entertainment


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

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


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:27 PM.


Design By: Miner Skinz.com
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.