Our Sponsor Sideshow Collectibles Send us News
Lord of the Rings Tolkien
Search Tolkien
Lord of The RingsTheOneRing.net - Forged By And For Fans Of JRR Tolkien
Lord of The Rings Serving Middle-Earth Since The First Age

Lord of the Rings Movie News - J.R.R. Tolkien
Do you enjoy the 100% volunteer, not for profit services of TheOneRing.net?
Consider a donation!

  Main Index   Search Posts   Who's Online   Log in
The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: Off Topic:
What movies (et. al.) did you watch last weekend?
First page Previous page 1 2 Next page Last page  View All

Magpie
Immortal


Aug 26 2013, 4:50am

Post #1 of 38 (425 views)
Shortcut
What movies (et. al.) did you watch last weekend? Can't Post

which really means what visual, moving media have you watched recently or since the last time you posted?

We just watched "Your Highness" with Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman, Toby Jones, Zooey Deschanel, Charles Dance, and Damian Lewis.

I'm not sure what demographic it was aimed at but it wasn't one I belong to. It's described on wikipedia as a 'stoner' movie. I do think it's possible for movies to be crass but with some wit. This one was mostly witless and it almost didn't know what it wanted to be: crass and stupid; bloody; gross; epic; heroic; parody ... ???

There's likely someone (or more than one) who likes or will like this movie. But I can't recommend it.


LOTR soundtrack website ~ magpie avatar gallery
TORn History Mathom-house ~ Torn Image Posting Guide


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Aug 26 2013, 5:11am

Post #2 of 38 (219 views)
Shortcut
Over The Hedge [In reply to] Can't Post

I needed a non-taxing movie and Over The Hedge was perfect. "Vern! Ate! Steve!" (said an opposum voiced by William Shatner).

Another older film was S.W.A.T. from 2003, with a very young Colin Farrell as well as LL Cool J, Samuel L Jackson and Michelle Rodriguez - and a pre-fame Jeremy Renner! One of the delights of watching older films is seeing actors who have developed a high profile in movies before they were A Name. (Also, this was a $5 DVD that the cashier charged me only 68c for. It's the small wins in life.) Smile

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


Ataahua's stories


Starling
Half-elven


Aug 26 2013, 5:50am

Post #3 of 38 (200 views)
Shortcut
Treme [In reply to] Can't Post

I've had this on dvd for ages, but felt a bit too disaster fatigued to watch it. I finally got around to it in the weekend and I've watched about 4 episodes so far. I am definitely engrossed and addicted already. There is a lot in it that looks and feels strangely familiar. And I am loving the music, which I didn't really expect. It sounds like I've got a few seasons to work my way through!

I've also been working my way through Judge John Deed, and now I have George Gently in the queue. Still going through my Martin Shaw phase. Cool


Arandir
Gondor


Aug 26 2013, 7:24am

Post #4 of 38 (216 views)
Shortcut
Star Trek: Into Darkness [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm not a fan of the Star Trek series, but having watched the first 'new' film a few years back, I was interested to see this sequel (plus, how Benedict Cumberbatch looks/sounds as a villain - in anticipation for DOS Wink ).

I enjoyed the film overall and although Cumberbatch did a great job, I still cannot picture him as anything else other than Sherlock!Laugh

'A Tolkienist's Perspective' Blog
'How Peter Jackson inches closer to making 'The Silmarillion'


Semper Fi
Rohan


Aug 26 2013, 1:03pm

Post #5 of 38 (231 views)
Shortcut
Lol, poor Aidan Turner [In reply to] Can't Post

After a non-descript role in The Hobbit, he was saddled with another in a disposable Mortal Instruments. I never thought he had what it takes to become a big star, but someone obivously thought differently when he put him in these big movies (well, Mortal Instruments was supposed to be big until it bombed last weekend) and Turner believed him when he dumped Being Human for minisule face time on the big screen.

Anyway, the movie isn't even a good rental. It feels like a really bad fanfic aping Star Wars and Harry Potter in equal measure, and you need to read the book to know what's going on. Pass.

"RadagaStoner deserves no mercy!" Tauriel the Radagast Slayer, the Chief of Inglorious Elfguards

Tauriel saved us from Itaril. Never forget.



Annael
Half-elven


Aug 26 2013, 2:37pm

Post #6 of 38 (195 views)
Shortcut
The Big Wedding; Warm Bodies; The Intouchables [In reply to] Can't Post

The Big Wedding: One of those movies with an all-star cast. It also had no plot to speak of and inconsistent characters. Ben Barnes is really pretty and so is the house that they're all staying in - that's mostly what I remember about it.

Warm Bodies: Romeo & Juliet with zombies; funny and engaging with a nice moral to it. Violence & gore kept to a minimum (for a zombie movie).

The Intouchables: Wonderful. Based on a true story. A wealthy quadriplegic man hires a backstreets guy to be his personal caregiver; turns out they both need what the other has to give. Omar Sy, who plays the caregiver, is awesome.

I scratched my head at "Your Highness," mostly because I wondered WHY all those big-name stars even agreed to be in such a piece of dren. Blackmail?

The way we imagine our lives is the way we are going to go on living our lives.

- James Hillman, Healing Fiction

* * * * * * * * * *

NARF and member of Deplorable Cultus since 1967

(This post was edited by Annael on Aug 26 2013, 2:38pm)


Annael
Half-elven


Aug 26 2013, 2:44pm

Post #7 of 38 (195 views)
Shortcut
written by Cassandra Clare, a favorite of Stephenie Meyer [In reply to] Can't Post

told me all I needed to know right there. I always thought the "Twilight" books were just one long piece of fanfic - all emotion and dialogue, almost no plot or characterization or description.

Cassie Clare also wrote the "Very Secret Diaries" which had a big vogue on TORn for a while. They were funny at first but the joke wore thin really fast.

The way we imagine our lives is the way we are going to go on living our lives.

- James Hillman, Healing Fiction

* * * * * * * * * *

NARF and member of Deplorable Cultus since 1967


Semper Fi
Rohan


Aug 26 2013, 2:52pm

Post #8 of 38 (200 views)
Shortcut
Everyone's so annyoing in Mortal Instruments books [In reply to] Can't Post

You wan tto punch them in the face. I ended up punching book cover and pages.

"RadagaStoner deserves no mercy!" Tauriel the Radagast Slayer, the Chief of Inglorious Elfguards

Tauriel saved us from Itaril. Never forget.



entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Aug 26 2013, 3:23pm

Post #9 of 38 (173 views)
Shortcut
I love The Intouchables [In reply to] Can't Post

wonderful story, and I really loved the last images of the "real" characters.


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Aug 26 2013, 3:39pm

Post #10 of 38 (170 views)
Shortcut
"Searching for Sugarman" again [In reply to] Can't Post

I first saw this Best Documentary Oscar winner last year, which was followed up by a Q&A.

Searching for Sugarman is the story of an obscure Detroit muisician from the 1970s, who recorded a few albums, then disappeared. Somehow, his albums made it to South Africa during the height of apartheid, where they instantly became an underground hit among the young people rebelling against the oppressive government. Rodriguez's anti-establishment lyrics hit home with South Africans who thought apartheid was terrible, and he soon was considered a rock and roll icon, similar to The Beatles and Elvis. At this time, South Africa was closed to the outside world, so they had no way of knowing that Rodriguez was completely unknown in other countries. Legends grew about Rodriguez, capped by the gruesome story that he had shot himself on stage at the end of a concert.

A South African record store owner, Stephen Segerman, began to wonder about Rodriguez - where he was from, and what really happened to him. All he had was the lyrics to Rodriguez's songs, so he combed through them for clues. He posted a query in the liner notes for a re-issue of one of the albums, and Craig Strydom, a musician, took him up on the question. The movie is about the search for Rodriguez, who is called "Sugarman" from one of his songs.

This is a wonderful movie, and I enjoyed it the second time just as much as the first. For anyone in the US who has Comcast On Demand, and Starz, it's available until November. Otherwise, I'm sure it's on Netflix. Highly recommended.


The Grey Elf
Gondor


Aug 26 2013, 4:26pm

Post #11 of 38 (169 views)
Shortcut
Warm Bodies -- me, too [In reply to] Can't Post

Okay, well only the first 10 minutes because it's our first Blu-Ray (we are so behind the times LOL), and I was curious about the picture quality. My 12-year daughter has watched the movie probably 4 times now since the night before last and downloaded it to her iPod. Gee, I wonder if she likes it? Wink

I seldom have time for either movies or TV until late evening. Normally I spend the last hour of my day either reading or writing or touring Torn. That can be risky, however ... last night I was working on a poem, fell asleep and woke up to discover I'd somehow managed to erase all 6 verses! I just hate it when that happens Laugh

Welcome more children to Middle Earth. Support The S.H.I.R.E. Project!


Kim
Valinor


Aug 26 2013, 5:46pm

Post #12 of 38 (179 views)
Shortcut
The World's End (*small spoiler*) and Warm Bodies [In reply to] Can't Post

The World's End: pretty funny, and a little odd, so just like their other movies. Will need to watch it again to catch all the fast quips and inside jokes. And was it just me, or did Gary King's sword in the last scene look just like Glamdring? Or have I just watched AUJ too many times? Tongue

Warm Bodies: cute, sweet zombie movie, really liked the humor ("don't be creepy"). Sly


Starling
Half-elven


Aug 26 2013, 6:16pm

Post #13 of 38 (166 views)
Shortcut
Dren? [In reply to] Can't Post

That's the first time I ever heard that word, so I had to look it up, which made me even more certain that I do not need to see 'Your Highness'. Laugh


Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Aug 26 2013, 7:26pm

Post #14 of 38 (158 views)
Shortcut
USA Cycling Pro Challenge stage 6 [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm not at all a cycling fan, though I do like toodling around on a bike sometimes. But we watched this because they were on our home turf. It was especially fun to see all the aerial views. As they were going up the Big Thompson canyon, which we do pretty much weekly, Uncle Baggins kept saying things like "I recognize that rock!" He also went downtown to watch them whiz past, and shot some footage. The silly commentator thought it was the Cache La Poudre River, which is a different river entirely. But then the silly commentator also said there are 5800 feet in a mile. Here's a map of where they went.

I've also been watching a youtube series on beginning Hebrew I'm about halfway through the intermediate series, which is still at a very beginner level. The guy has a geeky style, which I actually like. He goes very slowly and methodically and is a good teacher if you don't mind his style. He's also a fundie Christian, which I'm not, but that doesn't enter into the classes too often.

Does anybody know if there's a class like that online somewhere for learning Sindarin or Quenya?


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



(This post was edited by Aunt Dora Baggins on Aug 26 2013, 7:27pm)


CuriousG
Valinor


Aug 26 2013, 9:37pm

Post #15 of 38 (146 views)
Shortcut
"Dren" is Farscape lingo [In reply to] Can't Post

Or has it gone mainstream?


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Aug 26 2013, 9:49pm

Post #16 of 38 (145 views)
Shortcut
Ah, thank you. [In reply to] Can't Post

The name Cassandra Clare was familiar to me but I couldn't pick from where. Those Very Secret Diaries were a long time ago.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


Ataahua's stories


Magpie
Immortal


Aug 26 2013, 11:46pm

Post #17 of 38 (129 views)
Shortcut
I quite liked Warm Bodies // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


LOTR soundtrack website ~ magpie avatar gallery
TORn History Mathom-house ~ Torn Image Posting Guide


Magpie
Immortal


Aug 26 2013, 11:48pm

Post #18 of 38 (141 views)
Shortcut
lol [In reply to] Can't Post

http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=619684#619684


LOTR soundtrack website ~ magpie avatar gallery
TORn History Mathom-house ~ Torn Image Posting Guide


Ham_Sammy
Tol Eressea

Aug 26 2013, 11:50pm

Post #19 of 38 (139 views)
Shortcut
Haha! [In reply to] Can't Post

It totally did. And yes I need to watch it again as well. There is so much going on there and so much poking fun at genre films you just can't take it all in in one view.

Thank you for your questions, now go sod off and do something useful - Martin Freeman Twitter chat 3/1/13


Annael
Half-elven


Aug 27 2013, 12:16am

Post #20 of 38 (130 views)
Shortcut
it's from "Farscape" [In reply to] Can't Post

which I highly recommend renting. It was filmed in Oz & has a lot of Aussie & Kiwi actors guest starring.

The way we imagine our lives is the way we are going to go on living our lives.

- James Hillman, Healing Fiction

* * * * * * * * * *

NARF and member of Deplorable Cultus since 1967


Annael
Half-elven


Aug 27 2013, 12:17am

Post #21 of 38 (140 views)
Shortcut
I laughed out loud many times at "Warm Bodies" [In reply to] Can't Post

pretty much everything Marcus says, and most of R's inner monologue.

The way we imagine our lives is the way we are going to go on living our lives.

- James Hillman, Healing Fiction

* * * * * * * * * *

NARF and member of Deplorable Cultus since 1967


Semper Fi
Rohan


Aug 27 2013, 1:07am

Post #22 of 38 (141 views)
Shortcut
Terrific show, fresh concept [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm always very miffed when people dismiss it as "that show with puppets". Puppets were terrific and so was everything else. I thought it was way better than overrated BSG.

"RadagaStoner deserves no mercy!" Tauriel the Radagast Slayer, the Chief of Inglorious Elfguards

Tauriel saved us from Itaril. Never forget.



Kim
Valinor


Aug 27 2013, 1:20am

Post #23 of 38 (130 views)
Shortcut
thanks for the link [In reply to] Can't Post

that was a fun thread. We pretty much have conversations in movie quotes in my family. For some reason, other people look at us like we're weird Tongue


silneldor
Half-elven


Aug 27 2013, 2:02am

Post #24 of 38 (128 views)
Shortcut
That was fun! [In reply to] Can't Post

Man, what an entourage of lead and support vehicles! I love watching these tour riders do their thing riding tight in packs though towns and hairy downhills in the mountains.
I never got to do that doing just the time trial type rides in tri's.

Thanks terl, for the video and the funny commentsLaugh

" 'Fair lady Goldberry!' said Frodo at last, feeling his heart move with a joy that he did not understand. He stood as he had at times stood enchanted by fair elven-voices; but the spell that was now laid upon him was different: less keen and lofty was the delight, but deeper and nearer to mortal heart; marvellous and yet not strange."

Chapter VII: In the House of Tom Bombadil; FOTR's

Faerie contains many things besides elves and fays and besides dwarfs, witches, trolls, giants or dragons; it holds the seas, the sun, the moon, the sky; and the earth, and all things that are one in it: tree and bird, water and stone, wine and bread, and ourselves, mortal men, when we are enchanted."
ó J.R.R. Tolkien














Asclepias
Rivendell

Aug 27 2013, 3:27am

Post #25 of 38 (118 views)
Shortcut
Got to see this live! [In reply to] Can't Post

We had front-row seats just beyond the 1 kilometer mark at Library Park! (Oh, and I'm a HUGE fan of cycling!)

First page Previous page 1 2 Next page Last page  View All
 
 

Search for (options) Powered by Gossamer Forum v.1.2.3

home | advertising | contact us | back to top | search news | join list | Content Rating

This site is maintained and updated by fans of The Lord of the Rings, and is in no way affiliated with Tolkien Enterprises or the Tolkien Estate. We in no way claim the artwork displayed to be our own. Copyrights and trademarks for the books, films, articles, and other promotional materials are held by their respective owners and their use is allowed under the fair use clause of the Copyright Law. Design and original photography however are copyright © 1999-2012 TheOneRing.net. Binary hosting provided by Nexcess.net

Do not follow this link, or your host will be blocked from this site. This is a spider trap.