|mark211||Quantum Muse discussion goes to the movies ...||2015-11-23 12:25:32|
|mark211||As you all probably know, SFF in film and TV has seen a major resurgence over the last few years, especially since the relaunch of the BBC's Doctor Who and, of course, HBO's 'Game of Thrones'. So let's talk about movies ...||2015-11-23 12:28:23|
|mark211||What are the best/worst things you've seen at the cinema since the beginning of this year? What are you most looking forward to seeing in the near future? ||2015-11-23 12:29:07|
|micheledutcher||Wow! This was a real eye-opener. I only went to one movie in 2015 - The Martian (which was great, truly). In 2014 I saw: Noah, the Hobbit, Hunger Games part 1, Interstellar and Birdman. I'm making a commitment to right this wrong by getting to a theater more in 2016. Crazy!
|mark211||'Interstellar' was 2014? Oh man, I only saw it a few weeks ago - that's how behind the times I am. I thought it was absolutely awesome by the way. I've also on Sunday just gone seen 'The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 2' ... not sure what to say about that one TBH. I saw the very first 'Hunger Games' movie and thought it was a bit meh - a more schmaltzy version of the superlative Japanese movies 'Battle Royale' (the first one in that series), but with much better FX. I haven't seen any of the others in-between so the fact that it was so easy to pick up the story (such as it was) in Mocking Jay Part 2 isn't much of a recommendation. I felt it was far too pantomime to take seriously although the action was superb and the FX great so it wasn't a complete waste.||2015-11-26 02:34:13|
|mark211||I loved 'Interstellar' by the way. Thought it was awesome. I'd also like to see this 'Man in the High Castle' but it's only on Amazon, I think.||2015-11-26 02:35:04|
|Wesson||@ mark211 - Thank you for bringing up Battle Royale. For all its faults, I think it was much better than Hunger Games. And it's not just Battle Royale, the premise of high schoolers killing each other is a unique sub-genre in anime, manga and videogames. So for someone like me who's already familiar with the formula, Hunger Games was a day late and a dollar short.||2015-11-26 09:25:59|
|micheledutcher||I just saw Hunger Games and it was the same as all the other hunger games. Is HGs a sci/fi movie - or just a future drama? It seems more political than scientific. I suppose in a larger sense - Like the Time Machine - it is sci/fi. I didn't see a lot of science, just people running in fear and JLaw crying. ||2015-11-27 11:24:21|
|Sitruc||I do not go to movies. Not that I do not watch them I just do not go because there are usually a great many rude people using phones and create distracting glare. Get a life people stuff it in a pocket and leave it there.
|Sitruc||I do not go to the movies because I do not support the movie industry that can not think up original stories... Too many of movies are just remakes...
I would much rather wait till the movie (if I interested in it) comes out in DVD and check it out at the local library and watch it for free...||2015-12-03 10:16:13|
|Sitruc||I do not go to movies because the book (which often is the basis for the movie) is always better than the movie... Take the Lord of the Rings; a much better story than the movie. They (the movie industry) seem not to be able to follow the story line in the book. Do not mind leaving some scenes out but DO NOT put scenes in that were never part of the original book... I can go on and on about LoTR and who Peter Jackson failed to follow the book and invented scenes that never happened.||2015-12-03 10:22:22|
|Sitruc||Remakes: Hate remakes they are nothing more than a complete lack of imagination/creativity in the movie industry. Hollywood is doing a 3rd remake of the Hugh Glass story about a fur-trapper in early American history.
Give me something totally new not based on previously publish written work or previous movies.||2015-12-13 19:56:01|