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    Re: Movies 52 - 1917: Sonic the Bad Boys of Prey

    Yeah that is the point of the film. It is supposed to be action porn and nothing else. The only one with any real story to it is the first one. The other two are just the assassin version of Fast and Furious films. all flash little substance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post
    Yeah that is the point of the film. It is supposed to be action porn and nothing else. The only one with any real story to it is the first one. The other two are just the assassin version of Fast and Furious films. all flash little substance

    (I love all 3)
    The 2nd one, that was kind of a transition.
    1: story/substance, good supporting action
    2: half and half for the balance of story/action
    3: Michael Bay boner
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    and then with Craig he's a sexless sociopath who beats off late at night to Judy Dench..
    craig was ready to quit and marry in his first. do you think he was saving himself? (after saying she knew what he could do with his little finger)

    and did he not bang the hot brown chick with the scars in the stupid water movie?

    Ö.having a chick bond and seeing her chase tail would be awesome by the way
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    1917 is the best movie I have seen in a LONG time. If it doesnt win Best Picture and Best Director the it will be the biggest farce since Saving Private Ryan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post
    1917 is the best movie I have seen in a LONG time. If it doesnt win Best Picture and Best Director the it will be the biggest farce since Saving Private Ryan.
    I saw it Sunday morning. Very good movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post
    1917 is the best movie I have seen in a LONG time. If it doesnt win Best Picture and Best Director the it will be the biggest farce since Saving Private Ryan.
    I do want to see it. Maybe I'll catch it on Monday, if it's playing around here (day off). I've heard it's "one continuous take?" The only other movie I saw like that is "Russian Ark." FTR, I thought that movie was way too artsy, but the one-take bit...that was indeed awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    I do want to see it. Maybe I'll catch it on Monday, if it's playing around here (day off). I've heard it's "one continuous take?" The only other movie I saw like that is "Russian Ark." FTR, I thought that movie was way too artsy, but the one-take bit...that was indeed awesome.
    It looks like it is yes though there is a couple of cuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post
    It looks like it is yes though there is a couple of cuts.
    Cool. A one-take movie...man.....that's some work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    I do want to see it. Maybe I'll catch it on Monday, if it's playing around here (day off). I've heard it's "one continuous take?" The only other movie I saw like that is "Russian Ark." FTR, I thought that movie was way too artsy, but the one-take bit...that was indeed awesome.
    Iím told that if youíre paying exceptionally close attention to some of the set pieces that youíll see some minor flubs along the way, but youíll never notice them if youíre paying attention to the actual story. (I didnít notice them.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post
    It looks like it is yes though there is a couple of cuts.
    I can't find the exact article (but there are a few that discuss similar), but it was pieced together from ~10-ish minute chunks. I also read there is one obvious cut near the middle.

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    Re: Movies 52 - 1917: Sonic the Bad Boys of Prey

    Legend:
    Identical twin gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray terrorize London during the 1960s.

    Tom Hardy plays both roles of the identical twin brothers. There is also a documentary on Netflix about this (which is really good). Reggie was actually the smart one, and Ronnie was certified insane (and paranoid schizo), and also openly gay, which was a big no-no back then.

    Very interesting arc, especially given the times. Hardy does well in the contrast of personalities of the brothers. Emily Browning (American Gods) is the narrator/background voice; I really like her work in this. Good watch if you're into crime movies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    Iím told that if youíre paying exceptionally close attention to some of the set pieces that youíll see some minor flubs along the way, but youíll never notice them if youíre paying attention to the actual story. (I didnít notice them.)
    I think I saw a couple but it was not obvious outside of when the guy was unconscious.

    But honestly if someone told me it was one shot I would buy it. Best cinematography since Birdman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post
    I think I saw a couple but it was not obvious outside of when the guy was unconscious.

    But honestly if someone told me it was one shot I would buy it. Best cinematography since Birdman.
    Ooooh. Ooooh. Birdman was one I was curious about, and came away very impressed. Such a weird story, but yeah, loved it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    Cool. A one-take movie...man.....that's some work.
    Iirc, didnít Ark get it on the second take or something like that? They were running out of time on the museum rental and had to basically nail it or not shoot there.

    We had to watch that movie in film class in college. I was glad to have seen it while taking a film studies class. Never would have appreciated it.

    I remember our prof was amazing. He didnít so much do the ďart filmĒ crap and stuck to the technical merits. Mostly cinematography. I liked him.

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    Iirc, didnít Ark get it on the second take or something like that? They were running out of time on the museum rental and had to basically nail it or not shoot there.

    We had to watch that movie in film class in college. I was glad to have seen it while taking a film studies class. Never would have appreciated it.

    I remember our prof was amazing. He didnít so much do the ďart filmĒ crap and stuck to the technical merits. Mostly cinematography. I liked him.
    That might have been the case. I fully appreciated the effort that went into that movie....that was simply AMAZING. That many working parts, holy crap. The presentation lost me, though.
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    Re: Movies 52 - 1917: Sonic the Bad Boys of Prey

    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    I do want to see it. Maybe I'll catch it on Monday, if it's playing around here (day off). I've heard it's "one continuous take?" The only other movie I saw like that is "Russian Ark." FTR, I thought that movie was way too artsy, but the one-take bit...that was indeed awesome.
    One of the most famous movies to try to create a "one take" look, and one of my all time favorite movies, is Alfred Hitchcock's Rope, his spin on the notorious Leopold/Loeb murders. Of course in Hitchcock's time the technology to actually film a "one take" movie didn't exist, but he sure made it look like it did.
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    Re: Movies 52 - 1917: Sonic the Bad Boys of Prey

    IT Chapter Two:

    Where do I begin?
    The first 3/4 of the movie was so good. Creepy moments are beyond creepy, the flashback scenes were done well. Then it went off the rails, only to have a fantastic ending. The casting was spot-on. It gave a back-story to the sci-fi ending of the book (thankfully), and the running inside joke was HILARIOUS. The Bad Ending

    All in all, great movie(s), pretty darn true to the book as to the story overall, highly recommend. Yes, it's almost 3 hours long, and I attribute that to the flashback parts. If they cut those, it'd be about a 2 hour movie or so.
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    It Chapter 2 was awful. None of the adults were reviewing interesting and the scares weren't creepy they were almost jokes. I don't know what they were thinking...

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    Re: Movies 52 - 1917: Sonic the Bad Boys of Prey

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    It Chapter 2 was awful. None of the adults were reviewing interesting and the scares weren't creepy they were almost jokes. I don't know what they were thinking...
    I fully disagree. Even as a fanboy, that last 1/4 was a complete mess, there is no doubt there. The rest of it...I thought it was very good, and as I said, they saved the story with the very end. The background things weren't creepy? Really? C'mon man, you're almost wearing a beret here...or assuming Kepler's ID.
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    Re: Movies 52 - 1917: Sonic the Bad Boys of Prey

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    I fully disagree. Even as a fanboy, that last 1/4 was a complete mess, there is no doubt there. The rest of it...I thought it was very good, and as I said, they saved the story with the very end. The background things weren't creepy? Really? C'mon man, you're almost wearing a beret here...or assuming Kepler's ID.
    No they were completely forced. The stupid one where the zombie puked on the kid while easy listening played in the background was such a bad Evil Dead knockoff Sam Raimi should sue. And dont even get me started on the "Bad Dude" with the knife who was brought out of a coma by Pennywise for...reasons?

    Chapter 1 was great because the kids were awesome and Pennywise was in the perfect amount of the film. Chapter 2 was a meandering piece of fluff where the adults were annoying, the kids were now too old so they had to de-age them, and Pennywise went from creepy and scary to almost a joke. If this is what the book is like than the "Gag" of the film was absolutely true.

    I love a good scary film, I really love a good creepy film. (hence loving Part 1) This was neither. This felt like a cash grab...and not a very entertaining one at that.
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