Newer movies... Haven't really seen one that I love in a while.

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  1. Marcfordsfuzz513

    Marcfordsfuzz513 Member

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    The last four movies I saw I really liked where "The Departed" and especially "No Country For Old Men" and "Gran Torino", and "Million Dollar Baby".


    Movies and video games too while we're at it, it seems to me try to be epic, fast paced and flashy.

    It works in some movies, but not all. I just watched Gozilla this morning and was disappointed. Why have a 120 minute movie about a 100ft reptile and only show him for 20 minutes same goes for Intersteller.. I'm not saying older movies where better, because some where flat out boring.. But a lot of them where slower paced and you could remember names of characters and actually relax. I've noticed this change since maybe 2007 or so.


    Maybe its just me, but maybe other people feel the same way as well.
     
  2. Matt McGriff

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    Watch Whiplash. Excellent movie about the passion of music.
     
  3. 1224 Lee

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    Birdman is quite good. You sound like you'd enjoy a good super hero flick.
     
  4. mannish

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    I liked The Drop
     
  5. ModdersAnon

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    I've not seen many new movies lately. but saw" John Wick"....fantastic action flick!
    I don't want to spoil it.....just watch it.
     
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    There are some good ones out there but I must say television has killed movies for me. The quality of television today far exceeds most new cinema.
     
  7. Tommy Biggs

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    i thought 'gone girl' was entertaining.
     
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    You're the second person I've seen recommend it. The way the trailers were edited made it look incredibly cheesy.
     
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    Like everything else today, bean counters and big data metrics mania control what you see at the movies.
     
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    I watched it last night and enjoyed it as well.
     
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    Wow, I thought it was one of the worst movies ever, although humorous in some ways. To each his/her own!
     
  12. mannish

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    I agree Wick was terrible to me. I don't even remember finishing it - it had less character development than a porn movie.

     
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    I tried to watch Jimi All By Myside but it was bad. I saw Walk Among The Tombstones typical Liam movie.

    Gone Girl was OK, read the book & thought they did a good job with the movie
     
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    No story at all - if you like seeing Keanu fight, that's what you get. Just that.

    Birdman, Unbroken, Foxcatcher, Wild for major releases.

    We've had great luck by Googling "Best of 2014" lists and seeing what looks interesting.

    I will agree that the premium channel episodic stuff is where it's at, today.

    We're halfway thru "The Honourable Woman" - really, really good.
     
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    I just watched fury and really enjoyed it.
     
  16. Average Joe

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    Birdman is good, but generally I feel that mainstrem Hollywood movies are getting less interesting by every passing year. but maybe that's just experience - you can only see the same old stories so many times before they become tired.

    Arthouse movies otoh is in an interesting place right now. Saw a Polish one recently, Ida, which really stuck with me
     
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    I'm thinking that a lot of you would hate Grand Budapest Hotel. I thought it was awesome, but Wes Anderson is an acquired taste.
     
  18. FrankLagonzo

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    A couple of movies that I've enjoyed from the last few years,

    I saw the devil

    The man from nowhere

    The escapist

    He was a quiet man

    Journey to the west
     
  19. flatfinger

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    Agree with the OP ; One trend I noticed starting with the last Star Wars prequel was the need to show and prove just how bad the bad guys are . In the past it seemed to be enough to simply imply and infer just how unsavory the antagonist was. I mean somewhere along the line in the story and character development you just new they were what ever degree of villain.

    Now directors seem to feel a need to PROVE they are baddies ..... It does go back to commerce over art because the formula for resolution when the folks who sorely need their come upence get what is coming to them ,then it is supposed to bring greater satisfaction . I guess they think we are all so unsophisticated that it goes unnoticed ....


    I also think budget concerns are hurting movie quality in the audio realm as well ; quiet dialog followed by thundering sound effects or beyond crescendo musical interludes have ruined more that a few movies for me lately ...

    By the way , this sort of thing is all over music composition and production now...... ( Oh ya!! With all this tech you can make Dark side of the moon in your bedroom ; EASY !!)


    FROM https://www.musicclout.com/contents/article-183-the-death-of-the-bridge.aspx





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  20. AaeCee

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    Strangely enough, my 17 year old son is our resident film critic and he has superb judgment. As already mentioned by many here, 'Whiplash' and 'Birdman' are #'s 1 and 2 on his list, with #3 being 'Nightcrawler'.

    And BTW, I wasted my time seeing 'John Wick' as well, and it was like any fast food….predictable, monotonous, and in the end unsatisfying, with the added treat of Keanu Reeves' typically wooden performance.
     

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