Last movie you watched

  • Semi Pro, possibly Will Ferrell’s best movie IMO

  • Black Panther was really good. I'd say it's pretty easily among the best of MCU. The key to success with the film? Seriousness. This has got to be the MCU film with the least amount of jokes (along with CA: Winter Soldier), and it was absolutely the right call here. It gave the film this certain, I don't know, honesty. Things felt real and important. The plot was kinda simple, but that, too, only worked in favor of the film. Some echoes of Lion King, even, I felt at times.

    The cast was really good, everyone seemed to take things seriously. Great scenes. Boseman is pretty magical as T'Challa, I like him a lot, and man, Michael B. Jordan delivered as Killmonger. MCU's villains haven't often been the most memorable ones, but this one's one of the better ones. Great passion from both men. The women of the film were also really likable and they felt like "whole" characters. Especially the sister seemed almost like a breakthrough role for the actress, and the scenes between the siblings were really enjoyable.

    If Guardians and the newest Thor haven't really been your cups of tea with their cosmic realms and joke barrages (I myself like these, too), then I'd honestly suggest giving Black Panther a chance. It felt like something new from Marvel again with a good, solid story and some fine characters and performances.

  • Yeah, Black Panther was a good movie. It might not be my favourite, but it's certainly in the top tier of MCU movies. I loved that it had its own identity seperate from the MCU, with a unique world and a great soundtrack. It's the first MCU movie I think I could listen to the score and immediately identify the movie.
    The actors were pretty great, with Danai Gurira stealing the show every time she was on screen. Also super happy that it wasn't crammed full of Infinity War nods.
    Absolutely not one I'll watch over and over again, but certainly one of the best to recommend to people who might not care too much about comic book movies.

  • Just watched Millennium Actress. Absolutely beautiful in every sense of the word. If you haven't seen it yet, please rectify that. Satoshi Kon was a genius, and I wish we could've seen all the other great ideas he had brewing in his head.

  • @naltmank Milennium Actress is one of my favorites of his. Have you seen Tokyo Godfathers?

  • @tokyoslim it's the last one of his I have to see. Sort of scared to watch it in case it doesn't fully live up (I hear it's his most saccharine), but it's definitely on my watchlist. I think my order right now of his works is:

    1. Millennium Actress
    2. Perfect Blue
    3. Paranoia Agent
    4. Paprika
    5. Ohayou

    but they're all so good.

  • @naltmank I mean, I guess it is. It's good though. Don't be scared away.

  • @tokyoslim oh, I'll watch it. Just trying to keep my unreasonable expectations in check.

  • @naltmank Let me know what you think. I recommended it to Ian during the Christmas Movie Reaction Shots month, but I don't think he watched it.

  • I watched Justice League and I didn’t really like it. And that is from someone who actually was quite pleased with man of steel and Batman v Superman. Best part was Batman assembling everyone, well Wonder Woman, Flash, Cyborg and Aquaman. Afterwards …

    Spoiler: Didn’t like the opening song and some scenes in it. Pretty sure that is Whedons work. Also since it is quite obvious which scenes with Supes are reshoots. What was even his role in Snyders version of the movie? And only 2 hours? The other movies had a lot more “stuff”, good or bad depending how you see it but this was quite bland. Synders movie might have not been a good one but this was just a (soulless) mess.

  • Saw Black Panther in both 3d and 2d today. 2d preferred.

  • @tokyoslim Since Avatar and perhaps TRON: legacy I haven't enjoyed one single film in 3D. Last one I saw was Star Wars: Force Awakens.. The frozen laser shot in the beginning scene was kind of cool, but then I stopped noticing it. Its almost distracting . Watched only 2D and 70mm releases of blockbusters since then.

  • IN THE FADE (Fatih Akin) - amazing thriller/drama about Neo-Nazi killings with Diane Krueger and OST by Josh Homme (QOTSA).

  • Ocean's Eleven for the billionth time. Probably the best movie of all time to put on as background noise.

  • Saw Black Panther on saturday. Absolutely loved it. Great film. You don't need to watch any other Marvel film to understand this one. It's quite political, but you can thoroughly enjoy it (unless you have some annoying kids talking all the time throughout the film like I did)

  • @wouldyoukindly there's been a few movies that I've seen that I felt like it added some cool depth to the frame that otherwise wasn't there, but by and large, only a handful of films like Gravity, and maybe The Walk.

    I think the biggest downside of 3d in this film in particular (I normally do Real3d) is the loss of luminance and vibrancy in 3d.

  • I just realized that Disney's release schedule for 2018 is insane. Black Panther, A Wrinkle in Time, Solo, Ant Man and Wasp, Avengers Infinity War, Incredibles 2, Mulan, Wreck It Ralph 2, and Mary Poppins.

  • Saw Black Panther last night, enjoyed it, despite the projector making everything blurry and washed out

  • I ran the BANFF Film and Book Festival here at work yesterday, which mostly caters to a lot of appreciating the outdoors and things of that nature. That was one extremely short film (about 5 minutes in length) that I absolutely fell in love with so I figured I'd share. It's so fun, well shot and edited, and it has a backing track from The Avalanches.

    Youtube Video

  • Saw Mute. Thought it was... just ok.