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Re: Movie Recommendations/Want To See List
« Reply #950: January 10, 2013, 08:36:11 PM »
Yes

Lincoln is leaving the theatres (at least where I live) soon.  Is it worth seeing in the theatres, or is it one that would translate to home watching well?

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« Reply #951: January 10, 2013, 08:37:22 PM »
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« Reply #952: January 10, 2013, 09:44:24 PM »
Yes

As in it's worth seeing and it'd translate well to a home viewing?

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« Reply #953: January 10, 2013, 10:47:02 PM »
It's worth seeing in the theatres

As in it's worth seeing and it'd translate well to a home viewing?

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« Reply #954: January 11, 2013, 07:10:19 AM »
As in it's worth seeing and it'd translate well to a home viewing?

If you're watching in HD on a 42" (and possible speaker system), it'll be better than the theater.   You can pause to hit the can and there won't be  some needledick checkin' his cell phone.    As someone mentioned, most of the movie is in a "stage" setting.   There is very little action that would create any sort of "ah" factor.

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« Reply #955: January 11, 2013, 07:18:56 AM »
If you're watching in HD on a 42" (and possible speaker system), it'll be better than the theater.   You can pause to hit the can and there won't be  some needledick checkin' his cell phone.    As someone mentioned, most of the movie is in a "stage" setting.   There is very little action that would create any sort of "ah" factor.

Except for the part where the robot shark noms on the cheerleaders.

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« Reply #956: January 11, 2013, 07:28:30 AM »
Except for the part where the robot shark noms on the cheerleaders.

I didn't wanna ruin it for him.   :)

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« Reply #957: January 11, 2013, 09:13:59 AM »
Except for the part where the robot shark noms on the cheerleaders.

I loved that part!

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« Reply #958: January 11, 2013, 09:51:42 AM »
If you're watching in HD on a 42" (and possible speaker system), it'll be better than the theater.   You can pause to hit the can and there won't be  some needledick checkin' his cell phone.    As someone mentioned, most of the movie is in a "stage" setting.   There is very little action that would create any sort of "ah" factor.

I also haven't seen Lincoln.  If it's primary a stage setting, how did it get Academy award nominations for Cinematography, Editing, and Sound Mixing?  There usually has to be something to merit that.

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« Reply #959: January 11, 2013, 11:06:15 AM »
I'm a big fan of the books, and I'm usually not happy about film adaptations of childhood favorites, but I think the movies really did the books justice in this case

It was a good adaptation, no doubt.

I still haven't been able to re-read the books since, though. The hobbits (Rudy and Elijah Wood) kinda ruined the imagery for me.

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« Reply #960: January 11, 2013, 11:10:33 AM »
Saw Life of Pi last week.  Beautiful movie.  Not quite as good as the book, but not as much of a departure as I had feared.

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« Reply #961: January 11, 2013, 11:12:10 AM »
I also haven't seen Lincoln.  If it's primary a stage setting, how did it get Academy award nominations for Cinematography, Editing, and Sound Mixing?  There usually has to be something to merit that.



It's very well done ... didn't mean to imply that it isnt'.     I don't know that much about making movies but it can have great "backroom" work, camera angles, lighting, etc. and not necessarily need to be seen on the big screen.    I wouldn't want to see "Around the World in 80 Days" on TV as opposed to the big screen but "Lincoln" will work quite well on TV.   

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« Reply #962: January 11, 2013, 11:18:22 AM »
If you're watching in HD on a 42" (and possible speaker system), it'll be better than the theater.   You can pause to hit the can and there won't be  some needledick checkin' his cell phone.    As someone mentioned, most of the movie is in a "stage" setting.   There is very little action that would create any sort of "ah" factor.
I do have a similar set up to that, I also have projector ability if I wanted to do it that way, which is probably what I'd do.  I think I'll save the money and red box it.

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« Reply #963: January 11, 2013, 11:31:19 AM »
Thanks for the review. I was really worried about what the hell they would do to turn a captivating book into a blockbuster.

Saw Life of Pi last week.  Beautiful movie.  Not quite as good as the book, but not as much of a departure as I had feared.

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Re: Movie Recommendations/Want To See List
« Reply #964: January 11, 2013, 12:36:44 PM »
Lincoln is leaving the theatres (at least where I live) soon.  Is it worth seeing in the theatres, or is it one that would translate to home watching well?
Somehow I found this morbidly amusing
So are you saying Lincoln is worth a shot in the theatre?

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Re: Movie Recommendations/Want To See List
« Reply #965: January 11, 2013, 12:44:21 PM »
Zero Dark Thirty meh. It was good but not amazing.

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« Reply #966: January 11, 2013, 12:57:36 PM »
Zero Dark Thirty meh. It was good but not amazing.

Thinking about seeing it next week.

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« Reply #967: January 11, 2013, 01:02:47 PM »
Zero Dark Thirty meh. It was good but not amazing.

yeah that's what i hear.  there was just so much hype into it. 

some people came out and said it was a masterpiece and best film in the last 10 years ... i can't see it being THAT good. 

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« Reply #968: January 11, 2013, 03:38:18 PM »
Zero Dark Thirty meh. It was good but not amazing.

Can't wait to see it then.

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Re: Movie Recommendations/Want To See List
« Reply #970: January 11, 2013, 05:39:54 PM »
Gangster Squad

Violence, humor, Gosling.

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« Reply #971: January 11, 2013, 05:57:19 PM »
hahahahaha linty i love the style of that post.  fine work.

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« Reply #972: January 12, 2013, 03:16:12 PM »
I watched Drive on Netflix last night.
Interesting, not what I was expecting. Very little dialogue and not a lot of driving, lot of gore. I'd give it a B.

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« Reply #973: January 12, 2013, 04:39:44 PM »
I watched Drive on Netflix last night.
Interesting, not what I was expecting. Very little dialogue and not a lot of driving, lot of gore. I'd give it a B.

Don't forget to mention the great 80's soundtrack too...end sarcasm.

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« Reply #974: January 13, 2013, 08:17:57 AM »
gonna watch Dark Knight Rises again during my train ride back to DC today.

Thanks Redbox, and thanks Bing Rewards for the free rental.