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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Thu March 22nd, 2012, 1:04 am

"fljustice" wrote:Jeff, Who Lives at Home, a quirky little film which preaches, "There are no coincidences." Also took my daughter to see Star Wars: The Phantom Menace in 3D yesterday. Why did this need to be in 3D? $$$$



No movie ever needs to be in 3D. I refuse to see 3D films. Of course I don't get to the theater much anyway, so it's not like I'm saving much money.

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Postby SonjaMarie » Thu March 22nd, 2012, 2:11 am

"LoveHistory" wrote:No movie ever needs to be in 3D. I refuse to see 3D films. Of course I don't get to the theater much anyway, so it's not like I'm saving much money.


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Postby Nefret » Thu March 22nd, 2012, 2:40 am

I saw Megamind in 3D. They did it well, it was good movie too.
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Postby Madeleine » Thu March 22nd, 2012, 10:24 am

"fljustice" wrote:Jeff, Who Lives at Home, a quirky little film which preaches, "There are no coincidences." Also took my daughter to see Star Wars: The Phantom Menace in 3D yesterday. Why did this need to be in 3D? $$$$


It was bad enough in 2D! :eek:

I agree 3D is somewhat over-used, to say the least; having said that I may give in and see The Hobbit in 3D, I think that's one movie where it will be done well.
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Postby fljustice » Thu March 22nd, 2012, 2:30 pm

"LoveHistory" wrote:No movie ever needs to be in 3D.


I've seen several animated features that benefit from 3D, but not much in the live action. Most seem to be jumping on the bandwagon only to charge more money. However, I did hear someone say, the studios like 3D because it makes it impossible for pirates to film the movie as it's being shown. I actually saw a horrible YouTube clip from the last Harry Potter of the "epilog" scene someone had filmed in the theater--a blurry mess!
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Postby donroc » Thu March 22nd, 2012, 10:22 pm

I am old enough to have seen the MGM musical Kiss me Kate in 3D and the first one, Bwana Devil with Robert Stack (in the film, not with me). Other than ducking on reflex from a spear tossed at the screen from the latter, it was no big deal in the early 1950s after the first experience. If I remember correctly, House of Wax also was in 3D.

I am still awaiting the Huxley Brave New World Feelies. ;)
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Postby LoveHistory » Fri March 23rd, 2012, 8:28 pm

Love Kiss Me Kate! Wouldn't want to watch it in 3D though.

Watched Tammy and the Bachelor last night. Sweet movie. Pretty song. Leslie Nielsen wasn't half-bad to look at back then. Quite a change from the goofball I've known him as for my whole life.

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Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat March 24th, 2012, 7:32 am

Just saw the Hunger Games. Very good adaptation of the book--it had me riveted, even though I'm not much of an action-movie watcher.

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Postby DianeL » Mon March 26th, 2012, 12:09 am

Roger Ebert hates 3D and I've often seen him link, refer to, and publicize articles and stats that basically point out the scientific irrelevancy of 3D technology to the way the human eye works, or the PITA issues with how much darker the 3D filmic experience is, in terms of the illumination of the images on the screen.

I'd agree that there's all but no reason for it in its current state, but money - though I've heard more than once what Faith says, too, that animation *can* use the tech to its best advantage.

I fired up "Upstairs Downstairs" on streaming this past week, recorded an excellent "Frontline" on The Vaccine Wars, and today hit up "Star Trek: Insurrection" with the DVR too. I'd bet there are people who find that list a bit scattershot, but for me this is par for the course. Heh.
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Postby Divia » Mon March 26th, 2012, 1:43 am

my week with Marilyn.

I thought it was Okay. Michelle Williams did a decent job of capturing MM, but it still wasn't her, well obviously.

I often wonder how much of the story was embellished.
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