Why not? You're over 3/4 the way there.Shieldmaiden wrote:Do I dare to hope for a million views?
EDIT: Oh, thank God, the page changed. Now it's not stretched beyond the normal bounds of my browser window!
Why not? You're over 3/4 the way there.Shieldmaiden wrote:Do I dare to hope for a million views?
Makes sense, since the next one is the continuation of the novel. A novel that I have never read, BTW.Ace wrote:Still need to see that. Probably watch it when the sequel comes later.
Aw, even Shawshank? C'mon Gort, there's gotta be at least one other King movie you liked besides that! Anyway...Gort wrote:So, I have to ask myself: "Why did you order It from Netflix?
I have seen only one movie based on a Stephen King story that I didn't ultimately hate. I still love Stand by Me. But all the others suck pondwater in my opinion.
...the reason why the 1st part of IT lacked the nonsensical twist of the book thatGort wrote:Great Scptt, that was so much like Stranger Things!
Fortunately, it lacked the bizarre nonsensical twist that's supposed to thrill you, but only makes me laugh in every other SK film that I've ever seen (except the aforementioned Stand by Me).
It also lacked suspense and the only shocks were jump cuts and drum booms.
There were two shots that gave me slight goosebumps, though. A rarity for King's films.
I wonder if reading his stories is vastly different from seeing them on a screen.
Second best Stephen King adaptation of my entire career of watching movies.
Nope. Didn't hate Shawshank but never have been able to understand the love for it. Remember that I grew up when there were lots of prison break movies and TV shows. For the same reason that I'll never watch The Godfather, I didn't enjoy Shawshank:Stu wrote:Aw, even Shawshank? C'mon Gort, there's gotta be at least one other King movie you liked besides that!
Maybe I should just give Chapter Two a miss when it comes out!Stu wrote:...the reason why the 1st part of IT lacked the nonsensical twist of the book thatis possibly because they're saving that for the next one, which I can only hope is one of the parts of the book they also cut out. Anyway, I'm glad that you at least didn't hate IT; personally, I thought that it would've been scarier if it actually hadn't tried so hard to be scary, like the moment where Georgiewise's face unnecessarily starts to decay in the basement, or in the scene with the giant Pennywise coming out of the screen (bigger doesn't automatically equal scary, movie), but still, on the whole, I still found it to be a fairly engaging adaptation, and much stronger as a coming-of-age film than it was a Horror movie, y'know?
I believe we've had this discussion before. I've written this information to someone here on the Corrie, I'm sure. I was okay with that movie until John Coffey began toHank wrote:What about The Green Mile? I remember that one fondly.
I noticed that. So I expected to see something that was obviously a contentious matter in the film. Saw nothing. Like every Star Wars movie since the 1977 original episode I found it to be merely OK. At first I even hated The Empire Strikes Back. Then I came to like it the best of the 8 mainline tales I've seen over the years. So I wasn't very surprised to learn that it's the overall favorite Star Wars movie, nowadays.Ace wrote:The Last Jedi was/IS divisive. I personally loved it. But it's a huge debate online.
Sorry about the language lol. This was our first episode and we were flying by the seat of our pants. I think after Moviepass it was Mowgli and the Mission Impossible Fallout review (no Spoilers). I'm working on getting some more structure and proper pacing. I know we went off on tangents haha.Gort wrote:That was interesting.
You guys are interesting conversationalists, and must read about movies constantly.
I couldn't listen to all hour and six minutes, though. I might pick up later where I left off and see what you talked about after MoviePass.
But the amazing thing about conversations is how they start off one place and wind up in another, usually unrelated, place!Ace wrote: Sorry about the language lol. This was our first episode and we were flying by the seat of our pants. I think after Moviepass it was Mowgli and the Mission Impossible Fallout review (no Spoilers). I'm working on getting some more structure and proper pacing. I know we went off on tangents haha.
Yeah. So did you like it? I've been trying to get feedback regarding the podcast.Gort wrote: But the amazing thing about conversations is how they start off one place and wind up in another, usually unrelated, place!
As for the language, ain't that just how "kids" your age talk now? It's how I talked when I was in college. Until I let loose an f-bomb in my mother's kitchen for a weekend visit, then I sort of dialed back some, depending on where I was. But those words didn't disappear from my operating vocab until my 2-year old was tapping the tires on our car with a stick and chanting in time to the taps, "Shit shit. Damn damn!" and his mother told me about it.
"No spoilers." I hate those words. The instantaneous, micro-transient phenomenon of surprise! must be preserved at all fucking cost, eh!? Makes it hard for people like me to decide whether to see a movie or not.
As a family we listened to the Audiobook on trip to Maine a year ago. Then we saw the film when it came out. The kiddos requested to bring it home and watch it again just this weekend. It is a very faithful adaptation of the source material. My kids also love spotting the actors in this. Inigo Montoya as the principal is a favorite.Gort wrote:Wonder (2017) is one of those human-scale movies that I enjoy so much.
Haven't had time to give it a go, but have it bookmarked for later.Ace wrote: Yeah. So did you like it? I've been trying to get feedback regarding the podcast.
Thanks Hank. Much appreciated. We might be recording another one later on this week.Hank wrote: Haven't had time to give it a go, but have it bookmarked for later.
I enjoyed the part that I listened to. But I'm not much on podcasts, or watching very many informational or opinion videos, either. Don't watch the news, etc.Ace wrote: Yeah. So did you like it? I've been trying to get feedback regarding the podcast.
Yeah, it's almost inconceivable, isn't it?Hank wrote: As a family we listened to the Audiobook on trip to Maine a year ago. Then we saw the film when it came out. The kiddos requested to bring it home and watch it again just this weekend. It is a very faithful adaptation of the source material. My kids also love spotting the actors in this. Inigo Montoya as the principal is a favorite.
No this was good. I definitely didn't want to overuse any foul language. But once we settled into our groove I think we didn't need the use for it at least. I think we found our groove midway thru a discussion. Were planning on recording again this weekend so we'll see how this one goes.Gort wrote: I enjoyed the part that I listened to. But I'm not much on podcasts, or watching very many informational or opinion videos, either. Don't watch the news, etc.
I've always enjoyed hearing other people's opinions about things, and learning what they know about topics that I don't know, though. I liked listening to you guys talk about the topics that I heard. You are passionate and pretty knowledgeable about these things. I was impressed.
The language aspect that you picked up on is important. Language can draw people in or drive them away...or keep them at arm's length.
My father used invective for one purpose only...to draw attention to it. One of the mistakes I and my college chums made was that we didn't use invective sparingly. I guess what I'm saying is that you can include yourself in a club by talking like regular 20-somethings, or you can expand the club by realizing that no one will notice if you don't use invective, but everyone will notice if you do.
So if you put it in, do so intentionally, as I did in my remark about spoilers and surprise.
Also, be aware that fuck fucking and the other variants all are used to function as nearly every part of speech in English...rendering the word meaningless. Uh. Well. Huh. Eh? Like. I mean. -- are relatives of fuck. They hold place, keep your vocal cords vibrating while you think of what to say next. And if you have no idea, there's already a word in place that you can simply repeat and seem to be saying something! It's fucking empty. Although, it does carry and express emotional cues.
I think you've already seen that in your first effort, based on what you said. But the language y'all used is also part of the content. It identifies you, gives you cred. Draws in certain listeners who fancy themselves to be somewhat more sophisticated (as I did when I spouted f-bombs a million times a day). You know, not stuffy and hung up on how one expresses an idea (or so I thought).
So, if you use your potentially abrasive language to make a point, to emphasize the idea or the emotion, then it will be well-used. As it is in the first one, you're just having a good time, and it shows, but a lot of the words you say carry little meaning. Fortunately, y'all also have plenty of words in your discourse that do carry meaning.
Is that the sort of input that is useful, Ace? I hope you didn't find it pedantic or offensive. Wasn't intended to be.
Well, at least it performed well at the box office. That's a little bit of help getting more films like it made in the future. Unfortunately the studios will probably misread why it did so well and try to replicate it rather than recognize what made it so enjoyable.Gort wrote: Yeah, it's almost inconceivable, isn't it?
Or maybe that doesn't mean what I think it means.
I just finished watching Wonder a second time, with the audio commentary by the director and the author of the book. And then I ordered the 4K and Blu-ray set of it. This might be my 4th favorite movie of all time. I might actually add one to what I count. And I'm not sure it isn't the equal of Rocket Science. So maybe I still have only first, second and third places in my list of rate-able films, but there are two in third place.
I worry that films such as this will be left out of production eventually, and we'll have a steady diet of only films that can be marketed in a poly-linguistic environment. Everybody understands punches and guns. But very little of life for anyone has much to do with either thing. There is actually very little actual violence in life for most of us. Perhaps we like to watch it on screen because it's safe, like watching a horror movie, since you know you won't ever face a hoard of real zombies.
For some people the violence is real. But not constant. For a few miserable souls it is constant and real. But that's not what I set out to write.
What I set out to write is that I start to worry that films such as this will disappear from the filmscape of the world...and then something like Wonder comes along!
I wonder if I should get the book and read it. I'm looking forward to seeing all the special features when the Bu ray gets here on Saturday.Hank wrote: Well, at least it performed well at the box office. That's a little bit of help getting more films like it made in the future. Unfortunately the studios will probably misread why it did so well and try to replicate it rather than recognize what made it so enjoyable.
According to the Trends feature (if you logged your viewings) we are the only two to have seen it here at the Corrie. I apparently only logged it once. I sometimes forget to log films I see in the theater, as I may not sign in to the forum immediately, whereas if I am watching it at home I am more likely to have my laptop laying nearby.
I love how the film conveys Via's love for her brother... but also her longing to have more of a relationship with her parents outside of him. The friendships also feel right and the stupid things that kids will say often do not carry a reason and the film acknowledges this. We say dumb things sometimes. We don't know why. They hurt people we love. But solutions can be a simple apology.
I also like the way it handles the bully and his mother. I feel like a lot of films would feel the need to have the mom petition to have Augie removed or have a big scene where she sues the school... but it as a film decides that is not how most situations are handled and instead gives her a little speech and moves on. Couldn't you just see it handled by a different writer or director: a scene where they are arguing in front of the school board. One that shows her ignorance and Augie's strengths. Ugh.
I see what you did there.Gort wrote: I Wonder if I should get the book and read it. I'm looking forward to seeing all the special features when the Bu ray gets here on Saturday.
The commentary track on this film is quite interesting. I might listen again sometime.
Yeah, I logged my two viewings and you've logged one. I always wonder who the "other viewers" are when I find that my view is not the first one.
All sorts of plot points in this film were handled differently than the expectation. Chbosky also directed The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which I enjoyed enough to buy on Blu. Oddly, I've never watched the disc because I think I remember the film clearly. I'm sure I'd find out differently if I were to give it a second (oops, third) viewing. That film also handled things slightly differently from the usual cinematic way of handling things.
Interesting, because until Homecoming came out, the two Andrew Garfield Spidey movies were my favorites! But honestly, I could never buy Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker (way too old) and had troubles with Andrew Garfield (somewhat too old, but skinny). I know Tom Holland was 21 when he played Parker in Homecoming, but his voice is high enough in pitch and he's good at playing Peter the way I imagined the kid when reading the first Spiderman comics in the 1960s...so it's a successful sell. The banter is what sells the character (not his age) because that's the way the comic was written. Spiderman just wouldn't shut up. So I loved the partin Civil War when Falcon says, well, says this:Hank wrote:I know your post was about comparing the HD quality.... but I don't think I could put Amazing Spiderman 2 back into a player of any kind- haha. That's my least favorite of all the Spidey films.
They even did the Ramey Spiderman movies in 4K?Ace wrote:It's cuz ALL the Spider-Man movies were remastered in actual 4k resolution. So they look good on his 4k tv.
Yep. They released in regularl Bluray in the "Mastered in 4k" line. Then they re-released them in 4k. There's a 4k bundle of them. Also best Buy has a steelbook with all 5 Spidey Movies in 4k.Gort wrote: They even did the Ramey Spiderman movies in 4K?
I own DVDs of 1 and 2, but never liked 3 enough to spend money on it.
Yeah, I got that website bookmarked (and have an account there so I can have 'em checking prices for discs I want). I'll check out the RPO 3D and 4K reviews. There were none up last time I looked (early July, I think). It's closer to the release date now, though.Ace wrote:Certain movies are great.
Check Bluray.com they have reviews for both Ready Player one in 4k and 3D. Infinity War looks good and it looked ok in 3D.
Which will only set a fellow back $120.00!Ace wrote:Also best Buy has a steelbook with all 5 Spidey Movies in 4k.
I have seen those two.Ace wrote:It goes on sale all the time.
Also I really can spoil Infinity War for you. The surprise of what happens is part of watching.
Also watch Age of Ultron it's good. I think so. I like the team dynamic they build in it
For Infinity War you need to have seen Thor Ragnarok and Black Panther. Also to convince you Spider-Man gets some great screen time. Straight out of the comics he even webs Thanos in the face <3.
Ace wrote:Check Bluray.com they have reviews for both Ready Player one in 4k and 3D.
In direct result, I just bought this. I have to wait for it, also, because it doesn't ship Prime.Hank wrote:Have not seen Ready Player One but the book leads me to think it would benefit from the 3D treatment. So much of it was about the worlds, levels and the situations the characters are thrust into. I can't imagine that you wouldn't prefer the 3D version.
It's how it happens. I shed a tear during 1 scene. And if you watch you'll know which one. It was just so well acted on the actor's part.Gort wrote: I have seen those two.
Since I know generally how the film ends, it's not going to be much of a surprise, except who and in what order, and which ones of them are questionable, etc.
You know none of them are dead, anymore than Superman was dead, or Batman.
It will all turn out to be a dream Jane Foster had.