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TOPIC: What MOVIE(s) have you been....seeing? watching?

What MOVIE(s) have you been....seeing? watching? 15 Jan 2018 10:59 #260975

Snape is amazing, and the Potter films have always been way better acted than any of the Star Wars stuff. Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Sir Ian, whoever played Dumbledore first... all are great

I think the first Harry Potter is the worst one. I dislike it more than the first Hollows and that’s saying something. It’s just clumsy and doesn’t know what it is yet. Also I end up getting so attracted to Emma Watson later on that I really hate watching the first two.

I think it has more to do with me being a Lord of the rings fan tho. I think we are hard wired to not like the Potter movies
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What MOVIE(s) have you been....seeing? watching? 15 Jan 2018 11:01 #260976

My wife and I tried Harry Potter for the first time a couple of years ago and I couldn't finish it. The first one really felt like a kid's movie (yes, I understand that's what it is) as it was very cheesy and the acting seemed somewhat poor. We plan on giving it another shot with our daughter soon.

I watched one of the weirdest films I've ever seen last night. The Lobster, a story about a dystopian future where single people need to check into a hotel and are turned into animals if they don't find a partner within 45 days, is pretty odd. It was entertaining though and some of the twists were horrifying in the most interesting of ways.
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What MOVIE(s) have you been....seeing? watching? 15 Jan 2018 11:10 #260978

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whoever played Dumbledore first...

Richard Harris. We were telling my daughter about A Man Called Horse, and when I saw him in the first Harry Potter movie a couple of days ago, I pointed out that he was the actor who played Horse.

As for the HP movies, I'm not a huge fan. I fall between my neighbor at work (bought a wand at the Harry Potter theme park), and charlest (couldn't finish it).
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What MOVIE(s) have you been....seeing? watching? 15 Jan 2018 11:36 #260980

I'm not a Harry Potter fan, either. They're OK, but nothing I would stop to watch again. I didn't read any of the books, either, but I recognize their obvious quality.

The Lobster is one of the best films of 2015. I'm a huge fan of both dystopian visions and black comedies and it's both. It was really well written and the cast clearly bought in to the story. I really liked it and my girlfriend, who is not really a movie person, thought it was great, especially for the line: "If you encounter any problems you cannot resolve yourself, you will be assigned children. That usually helps."
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What MOVIE(s) have you been....seeing? watching? 15 Jan 2018 12:25 #260985

The Lobster somehow reminded me of films I saw from the 60's and 70's. I can't quite put my finger on why. But I think the weird story, cinematography and set/costume design contribute jointly to that. I believe this is intentional. Like a Woody Allen movie with a much drier and darker sense of humor.

Loved that movie. And was even better to watch it without knowing anything about it going in to it. I agree that it is likely the best movie of 2015.
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What MOVIE(s) have you been....seeing? watching? 15 Jan 2018 13:17 #260991

The Lobster is a masterpiece.
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