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As someone who likes superhero movies for what they are:

I didn'tlike deadpool.

Batman vs Superman had major flaws, but I don't think it deserves the negative criticism it has received.  No way was that worse than avengers 2.  It's also a very hard pg 13, I wouldn't feel comfortable taking a fifth grader to the movie (which I did do).

My family saw the Orthodox Holy Grail: Greek Wedding 2...they treated it much more favorably than the critics did, but said it wasn't as good as the first.  Haven't seen it yet, maybe when it comes to netflix.
 

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William T said:
My family saw the Orthodox Holy Grail: Greek Wedding 2...they treated it much more favorably than the critics did, but said it wasn't as good as the first.  Haven't seen it yet, maybe when it comes to netflix.
What I remember about the first one is mostly Michael Constantine and the groom saying "now I am Greek" after his baptism.
 

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Keble said:
William T said:
My family saw the Orthodox Holy Grail: Greek Wedding 2...they treated it much more favorably than the critics did, but said it wasn't as good as the first.  Haven't seen it yet, maybe when it comes to netflix.
What I remember about the first one is mostly Michael Constantine and the groom saying "now I am Greek" after his baptism.
I remember that scene now that you mention it.  I haven't watched the movie in awhile, other than the cute line, I don't remember that scene as particularly memorable.  L should watch it again.  Maybe I'll watch it again before I watch the second one.  It's funny that the new movie was released during Orthodox lent.
 

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Keble said:
William T said:
My family saw the Orthodox Holy Grail: Greek Wedding 2...they treated it much more favorably than the critics did, but said it wasn't as good as the first.  Haven't seen it yet, maybe when it comes to netflix.
What I remember about the first one is mostly Michael Constantine and the groom saying "now I am Greek" after his baptism.
It was on this past weekend and I watched it.  I'm glad that, in Nia Vardolos' mind,  to be considered Greek at least requires being baptized into the Orthodox Church, rather than just eating Greek food all the time.
 

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Saw Batman V Superman again....still say the reviews were overly negative.  This has inspired me to watch some of the Justice league cartoons though, which are great by any standard.  Hopefully the Wonder Woman movie does her justice, the actress who played her shows promise.
 

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Saw "The Fifth Wave." It was murky, but not bad. Tomorrow I may see "The Finest Hours."
 

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scamandrius said:
Keble said:
William T said:
My family saw the Orthodox Holy Grail: Greek Wedding 2...they treated it much more favorably than the critics did, but said it wasn't as good as the first.  Haven't seen it yet, maybe when it comes to netflix.
What I remember about the first one is mostly Michael Constantine and the groom saying "now I am Greek" after his baptism.
It was on this past weekend and I watched it.  I'm glad that, in Nia Vardolos' mind,  to be considered Greek at least requires being baptized into the Orthodox Church, rather than just eating Greek food all the time.
Except that scene was filmed in a Greek Catholic church.
 

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Volnutt said:
scamandrius said:
Keble said:
William T said:
My family saw the Orthodox Holy Grail: Greek Wedding 2...they treated it much more favorably than the critics did, but said it wasn't as good as the first.  Haven't seen it yet, maybe when it comes to netflix.
What I remember about the first one is mostly Michael Constantine and the groom saying "now I am Greek" after his baptism.
It was on this past weekend and I watched it.  I'm glad that, in Nia Vardolos' mind,  to be considered Greek at least requires being baptized into the Orthodox Church, rather than just eating Greek food all the time.
Except that scene was filmed in a Greek Catholic church.
Well, 2 out of 3 ain't bad.
 

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Gebre Menfes Kidus said:
Watched Contact with my children last night. It was worse than I remembered.


Selam
I remember seeing it twice in theaters. I wish i could go back in time and stop myself.
 

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Gebre Menfes Kidus said:
scamandrius said:
Gebre Menfes Kidus said:
Watched Contact with my children last night. It was worse than I remembered.


Selam
I remember seeing it twice in theaters. I wish i could go back in time and stop myself.
I know, right? LOL.


Selam
I watched it soon after it came out and I recall rather liking it. Perhaps it has not aged well?
 

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William T said:
Saw Batman V Superman again....still say the reviews were overly negative.  This has inspired me to watch some of the Justice league cartoons though, which are great by any standard.  Hopefully the Wonder Woman movie does her justice, the actress who played her shows promise.
Agreed. BvS had serious flaws, but the critics were overly harsh. I would have put it in the 60s on rotten tomatoes, not a 29%.
 

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Papist said:
William T said:
Saw Batman V Superman again....still say the reviews were overly negative.  This has inspired me to watch some of the Justice league cartoons though, which are great by any standard.  Hopefully the Wonder Woman movie does her justice, the actress who played her shows promise.
Agreed. BvS had serious flaws, but the critics were overly harsh. I would have put it in the 60s on rotten tomatoes, not a 29%.
I guess there will be an extra 30 minutes when released on DVD.  It may be interesting to do an edit and see if some of the pacing and extra curricular stories and dead weight could be edited out with the extra bonus material.  Maybe a leaner and tighter story could be made when all the movie is in place and some judicious editing is done.  I think with the exception of Wonder Woman and Luthor talking about "meta humans", I'd have kept all references to an expanded universe at a bare minumum, the dream sequence and look at the files would probably have to be edited out.

The opening scene, action scenes (other than some parts of the final battle), and themes they played with in the beginning of the story were top notch.  I think most of the "parts" and ideas are there.  I liked all the actors as well, it just had flaws preventing it from being among the best of the best hero movies.  I was surprised how much I liked Afleck  and Gadot in their roles, I really thought they were going to be busts.  Like I said, it's easily better than Avengers 2 which got a 70% on RT.  And yes, I liked Man of Steel, I'd have given that movie a B average for a superhero movie.  I think the thing is, we are dealing with Superman, Batman, and Wonder WOman so expectations are sky high.  Thor, Captain AMerica, Iron Man, Wolverine, Hulk, Fantastic Four, or even Spiderman don't have such high expectations so there is room for failure and bolder experimentation. 
 

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Papist said:
William T said:
Saw Batman V Superman again....still say the reviews were overly negative.  This has inspired me to watch some of the Justice league cartoons though, which are great by any standard.  Hopefully the Wonder Woman movie does her justice, the actress who played her shows promise.
Agreed. BvS had serious flaws, but the critics were overly harsh. I would have put it in the 60s on rotten tomatoes, not a 29%.
The Greek reviews I saw were mostly along the 'okay, but this should have been a lot more than okay' line. Not that I ever even considered watching it.

We caught The Force Awakens on the plane out of Heathrow. I couldn't have found a better way to keep the young one behaving if I'd tried. 10 days to the DVD!
 

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Eye in The Sky....I like such movies but if you are merely considering it, wait a few months. It was a fair piece of propaganda.
 

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Arachne said:
Papist said:
William T said:
Saw Batman V Superman again....still say the reviews were overly negative.  This has inspired me to watch some of the Justice league cartoons though, which are great by any standard.  Hopefully the Wonder Woman movie does her justice, the actress who played her shows promise.
Agreed. BvS had serious flaws, but the critics were overly harsh. I would have put it in the 60s on rotten tomatoes, not a 29%.

The Greek reviews I saw were mostly along the 'okay, but this should have been a lot more than okay' line. Not that I ever even considered watching it.

We caught The Force Awakens on the plane out of Heathrow. I couldn't have found a better way to keep the young one behaving if I'd tried. 10 days to the DVD!
I agree, Okay is a bit unacceptable for the first Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman movie.  I think that's the problem most people had with this movie, it wasn't great just above average.  The Force Awakens is much much better fare, and WAY better for kids (I personally wouldn't feel comfy watching Batman v Superman movie with anyone under 15, I could enjoy Star Wars with any kid capable of watching a movie).  I'm probably going to buy The Force Awakens DVD this weekend after my work rotation is over.
 

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William T said:
Papist said:
William T said:
Saw Batman V Superman again....still say the reviews were overly negative.  This has inspired me to watch some of the Justice league cartoons though, which are great by any standard.  Hopefully the Wonder Woman movie does her justice, the actress who played her shows promise.
Agreed. BvS had serious flaws, but the critics were overly harsh. I would have put it in the 60s on rotten tomatoes, not a 29%.
I guess there will be an extra 30 minutes when released on DVD.  It may be interesting to do an edit and see if some of the pacing and extra curricular stories and dead weight could be edited out with the extra bonus material.  Maybe a leaner and tighter story could be made when all the movie is in place and some judicious editing is done.  I think with the exception of Wonder Woman and Luthor talking about "meta humans", I'd have kept all references to an expanded universe at a bare minumum, the dream sequence and look at the files would probably have to be edited out.

The opening scene, action scenes (other than some parts of the final battle), and themes they played with in the beginning of the story were top notch.  I think most of the "parts" and ideas are there.  I liked all the actors as well, it just had flaws preventing it from being among the best of the best hero movies.  I was surprised how much I liked Afleck  and Gadot in their roles, I really thought they were going to be busts.  Like I said, it's easily better than Avengers 2 which got a 70% on RT.  And yes, I liked Man of Steel, I'd have given that movie a B average for a superhero movie.  I think the thing is, we are dealing with Superman, Batman, and Wonder WOman so expectations are sky high.  Thor, Captain AMerica, Iron Man, Wolverine, Hulk, Fantastic Four, or even Spiderman don't have such high expectations so there is room for failure and bolder experimentation.
Yes, though it is not perfect, I really liked it, but I am a Bat-fanatic. The reviews have been over-the-top in their negativity. Sometimes I think the professional critic set still wants Adam West and Christopher Reeve. The dream sequence could easily have been cut, though I suspect it is in there for some Easter eggs hinting at Darkseid in the Justice League movie. I would have liked to see Batman take down the sex trafficker or obtain the Kryptonite from Lexcorp. Batman's last fight in the warehouse left me wanting more of that! If I had a major criticism, it would be that the movie seems a bit over-stuffed. I don't know that another 30 minutes in the home release will fix that!
 

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Gebre Menfes Kidus said:
scamandrius said:
Gebre Menfes Kidus said:
Watched Contact with my children last night. It was worse than I remembered.


Selam
I remember seeing it twice in theaters. I wish i could go back in time and stop myself.
I know, right? LOL.


Selam
What is so bad about it?  It is on my "maybe" list for Netflix and am wondering if I should spare myself some misery.




I finally saw Blade Runner.  I also watched The Martian and Heart of the Sea in the last few weeks.  All three were pretty entertaining.
 

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vamrat said:
Gebre Menfes Kidus said:
scamandrius said:
Gebre Menfes Kidus said:
Watched Contact with my children last night. It was worse than I remembered.


Selam
I remember seeing it twice in theaters. I wish i could go back in time and stop myself.
I know, right? LOL.


Selam
What is so bad about it?  It is on my "maybe" list for Netflix and am wondering if I should spare myself some misery.
It's hokey. They took an intriguing subject matter and turned it into a cheesy film full of straw man caricatures and plastic character development. Pretty lame movie.

Selam
 

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Gebre Menfes Kidus said:
vamrat said:
Gebre Menfes Kidus said:
scamandrius said:
Gebre Menfes Kidus said:
Watched Contact with my children last night. It was worse than I remembered.


Selam
I remember seeing it twice in theaters. I wish i could go back in time and stop myself.
I know, right? LOL.


Selam
What is so bad about it?  It is on my "maybe" list for Netflix and am wondering if I should spare myself some misery.
It's hokey. They took an intriguing subject matter and turned it into a cheesy film full of straw man caricatures and plastic character development. Pretty lame movie.

Selam
And the insertion of Clinton into certain scenes of the film were just totally unnecessary.
 

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scamandrius said:
Gebre Menfes Kidus said:
vamrat said:
Gebre Menfes Kidus said:
scamandrius said:
Gebre Menfes Kidus said:
Watched Contact with my children last night. It was worse than I remembered.


Selam
I remember seeing it twice in theaters. I wish i could go back in time and stop myself.
I know, right? LOL.


Selam
What is so bad about it?  It is on my "maybe" list for Netflix and am wondering if I should spare myself some misery.
It's hokey. They took an intriguing subject matter and turned it into a cheesy film full of straw man caricatures and plastic character development. Pretty lame movie.

Selam
And the insertion of Clinton into certain scenes of the film were just totally unnecessary.
lol. That was awful indeed.

And Rob Lowe playing the evil fundamentalist knock off of Ralph Reed. Just so over the top.

Selam
 

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I watched Bowfinger earlier tonight on Netflix (thanks ZZ) - totally underrated movie.
 

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Gebre Menfes Kidus said:
scamandrius said:
Gebre Menfes Kidus said:
vamrat said:
Gebre Menfes Kidus said:
scamandrius said:
Gebre Menfes Kidus said:
Watched Contact with my children last night. It was worse than I remembered.


Selam
I remember seeing it twice in theaters. I wish i could go back in time and stop myself.
I know, right? LOL.


Selam
What is so bad about it?  It is on my "maybe" list for Netflix and am wondering if I should spare myself some misery.
It's hokey. They took an intriguing subject matter and turned it into a cheesy film full of straw man caricatures and plastic character development. Pretty lame movie.

Selam
And the insertion of Clinton into certain scenes of the film were just totally unnecessary.
lol. That was awful indeed.

And Rob Lowe playing the evil fundamentalist knock off of Ralph Reed. Just so over the top.

Selam
Ok, sounds pretty bad.
 

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biro said:
Saw "Zootopia." Liked it.
I just took my cousin and friends kid to see it...we all liked it.  They were.boys age 5 and 10.  It was definitely one of the more enjoyable cgi kid films I've seen, though not in the top 5.
 

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Tarovsky. Solaris, Stalker, Andrei Rublev.

Oh and I watched the Sodebergh Solaris as well, I liked it a lot didn't blow my mind like Tarovsky's version.
 

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Can anyone recommend something please. It has been 2 months, I really want to watch something good.
Since the lent finished I came across this one witch was OK:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXtC08tWxqA

 

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nikolaj said:
Can anyone recommend something please. It has been 2 months, I really want to watch something good.
Since the lent finished I came across this one witch was OK:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXtC08tWxqA
That's a good one! Sophie Scholl was a true hero.

Selam
 

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I just found out, all in the span of 5 minutes, that 1) Marvel has officially committed to a Black Widow film, and 2) a new Center Stage sequel is due to hit the small screen in June. On top of the comics loot mentioned elsewhere, the day couldn't get much better than this. ;D
 

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St. Cyril of Jerusalem (+386)

(Catechetical Lectures 19.6)

Now the pomp of the devil is the madness of theaters and horse-races, and hunting, and all such vanity: from which that holy man praying to be delivered says unto God, Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity. Be not interested in the madness of the theatre, where thou wilt behold the wanton gestures of the players, carried on with mockeries and all unseemliness, and the frantic dancing of effeminate men.
 

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Cyprian700 said:
St. Cyril of Jerusalem (+386)

(Catechetical Lectures 19.6)

Now the pomp of the devil is the madness of theaters and horse-races, and hunting, and all such vanity: from which that holy man praying to be delivered says unto God, Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity. Be not interested in the madness of the theatre, where thou wilt behold the wanton gestures of the players, carried on with mockeries and all unseemliness, and the frantic dancing of effeminate men.
What movies are you watching?
 
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