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    AC1 got a reaction from Sharkissimo in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    Gravity: Technically very, very impressive but that's about it. Emotionally and cerebrally, it felt like watching a Cameron movie. I expected more. 5/10

    Alex
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    AC1 got a reaction from Bespin in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    Dream House: Oh god, has to be seen to believed! A career low for everyone involved. One of the worst movies I've seen in a long time. Next time I better check RT before I start watching a movie. Shame on you, Jim Sheridan! 1/10

    The Conjuring: It's what I keep telling everyone!
    The Great Gatsby: The Blu-ray is 8 Euro. Almost bought it but then I remembered who the director is. There's a kind of overembellishment in his movies that I simply do not like.
    Alex
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    AC1 got a reaction from Sharkissimo in So Ridley Scott is directing a Prometheus sequel... (The official Alien: Covenant Thread)   
    Thank you, Steef! Of course the production feels top-notch. Prometheus costs a gazillion bucks and technically it's a well-oiled product from the Scott factory. But the direction and overall artistry is bland as the screenplay. The strong passion that Scott displayed in his early movies has been long gone.
    Alex
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    AC1 got a reaction from publicist in What 2014 films are you most interested in seeing?   
    Mr. Turner is about a famous and successful British painter from the early 19th Century, so it will be a period piece for Mr. Leigh.


    Hopefully it will make up for The Master.
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    AC1 got a reaction from Dixon Hill in Terry Gilliam Talks The "Simplistic" Films Of Steven Spielberg   
    That was my first reaction as well, but now I realize it's actually befitting for a B-movie. Somehow it didn't bug me the last time I saw The Mist. The ending is quite typical for short stories and Metal Hurlant horror comics. I really loved those 'shock endings' as a kid.
    Perhaps just driving away into a new and terrifying world would've been better, yes.
    Alex
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    AC1 got a reaction from theBT in What kind of TV do you own?   
    A tip: All HDMI cables are the same, they work either 100% perfect or they do not work at all, so buy the cheapest you can get.
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    AC1 got a reaction from theBT in What kind of TV do you own?   
    60"! Because somehow screens get smaller after a while ...
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    AC1 got a reaction from Dixon Hill in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    Hmm, I was talking about people. What makes us human has nothing to do with where you live. People are the same everywhere. Sorry, Joey, I know this is hard for you to believe, but that's the way it is. And yes, Hollywood and soaps have the longtime habit of portraying people as exaggerated stereotypes. That's why a show like The Sopranos is great. It breaks with all that.
    Anyhoo,
    Talking about Spike Jonze, I watched Adaptation again and it's pretty near to brilliant. I do have a little problem with the ending of the movie. Even though I understand that we, the public, are a witness to Charlie Kaufmann (the main character in the movie played by a fantastic Nicolas Cage) finally yielding to Hollywood conventions, it does steer away with all that came before it. 9/10

    Alexandre
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    AC1 got a reaction from theBT in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    Heheheheh ...

    "Is the Smauging over yet?"
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    AC1 got a reaction from Quintus in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    Heheheheh ...

    "Is the Smauging over yet?"
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    AC1 got a reaction from Dixon Hill in Interstellar (2014 film directed by Christopher Nolan)   
    Nolan has millions of fans. He's bigger than Spielberg or any other director. I can't image they love him for his cold, sterile, asexual, heartless and soulless movies. If you ask me, the way how someone perceives Nolan's movies is based on one's personal translation. Heck, isn't that always the case when dealing with art?
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    AC1 got a reaction from Dixon Hill in Upcoming Films   
    Really? Personally, I find making movies with directors like Scorsese, Nolan and Friedkin more interesting than playing a dumb stud in romantic comedies. When I say, on a roll, I mean artistically, not financially.
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    AC1 got a reaction from crocodile in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    The Conversation: The film is worth it for Ford's natural (!!!) and menacing performance alone! Hackman? Yeah, he's good too. I had a great time with this movie. And then there's Shire's score which consists of piano only! Bring back the moviemaking of the seventies! 9/10

    Alex
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    AC1 got a reaction from Dixon Hill in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice   
    How Batman Won The Fight With The Help From The Flash and Wonder Woman.
    (I can already hear Joe Cocker singing With A Little Help From My Friends over the end credits)
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    AC1 got a reaction from Sharkissimo in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    The Wolverine:

    Everything felt tired, old and joyless. Meh ... It made me wonder if the X-Men franchise can at all be saved. Good luck, Singer! 4/10
    Alex
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    AC1 got a reaction from wanner251 in Star Wars score recording techniques?   
    The LP owns them all!
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    AC1 got a reaction from theBT in Star Wars score recording techniques?   
    The LP owns them all!
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    AC1 got a reaction from crocodile in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    Man Of Steel: When everything is said and done, I can't give it more than a 6/10. I wasn't bored at all, and even though I like the general presentation, the film is just too occupied with telling the basic Superman story ... and action, action, action. Except for maybe Jor-El (Russell Crowe), there is no time to connect to any of the characters (goodies or baddies) or the environments of Krypton (the dark side of Avatar?), Metropolis and Smallville. The flashbacks don't help either, which is a shame because Kostner could've been as good as Glenn Ford. Also, after a while I noticed I was waiting for a bit of comic relief, something to counterbalance the drama. The big and long finale? I've seen it before ... in The Matrix Revolutions.

    Zack Snyder really needs to make a movie with Russel Crowe playing the lead character. And then he should make one with Michael Fassbender.
    Alex
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    AC1 got a reaction from Brónach in Guardian and Observer's Critics Have Picked The 10 best Sci-Fi Movies Ever   
    Neither is Alien, but hey, I guess only sci-fi buffs make a big deal out of it. I too would put Alien in my top 10 because, well, there's not much else out there. I don't think I can get up to 10 titles, and even if I could, it probably be as boring as most official lists. I love science fiction but it's the genre I'm the most critical of.
    Alex
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    AC1 got a reaction from Dixon Hill in Will old and classic films be forgotten someday?   
    Yes, the majority of films will be forgotten but I firmly believe that true greatness transcends generations.
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    AC1 got a reaction from publicist in What is the last Television series you watched?   
    Now quickly watch season 4!
    From wikipedia:
    And you know what? It's true.
    Alex
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    AC1 got a reaction from Quintus in Upcoming Films   
    Why is Don Draper not Batman?
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    AC1 got a reaction from crocodile in Some great news about a possible future JAWS Re-issue!   
    You've been pranked, his name is Doug Fake.
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    AC1 got a reaction from Dixon Hill in The most inspiring film you've ever seen!   
    Of course, 2001: ASO is up there too but mainly because the aesthetics inspire awe which is a very powerful emotion (the sublime) . It hasn't put as many thoughts into my head as Blade Runner though.
    Alex
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    AC1 got a reaction from Muad'Dib in Watch 32 discordant metronomes achieve synchrony in a matter of minutes   
    Amazing!

    http://io9.com/5947112/watch-32-discordant-metronomes-achieve-synchrony-in-a-matter-of-minutes?action_type_map=%7B%2210153226568265094%22%3A%22og.likes%22%7D&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%7B%2210153226568265094%22%3A159320750875948%7D&action_ref_map&fb_action_ids=10153226568265094
    Alex
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