DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 

Threads will be shown in descending order for the remainder of this session. To permanently display posts in this order, adjust your preferences.
DPChallenge Forums >> General Discussion >> Last movie you saw and rating?
Pages:   ... [65]
Showing posts 1 - 25 of 1621, descending (reverse)
AuthorThread
04/26/2017 06:26:33 PM · #1
Assassin's Creed - 6/10

Interesting plot, lots of action & special effects. Overall it met expectations without being annoying. (The bar is set pretty low these days)
04/26/2017 04:13:28 PM · #2
It Follows - 8/10

Excellent horror movie. Spare and chilling. It has some teen horror movie cliches (slaughter as punishment for sex) but is so relentless about them that it feels more like a satire of the cliches. The whole movie feels haunted.

The more I think about it, the more meaning I find in it, which could lead me to bump my score higher...
04/16/2017 04:05:50 AM · #3
Why Him? - 3/10
I was in the mood for a comedy and was pretty disappointed in this even though I read some of the bad ratings and reviews. I like James Franco and I like Bryan Cranston, but there was no chemistry here (no pun intended) and the whole thing just left me groaning. A few entertaining moments here & there, hence my generous score.
03/30/2017 09:35:34 PM · #4
Originally posted by blindjustice:

Logan- my rating 7 out of 10.

I am aware that every critic loved it, and there were some "real" moments that are not usually found in Super hero comic book movies.

However, a movie about once courageous Super heroes dying, slowly on screen, was a seriously depressing adventure, rather than what would be expected.

In essence, what was good about it, was also bad about it.


Logan was depressing as hell. I mean, seriously. Great acting, except for the fact that towards the end Jackman was so haggard he reminded me of Mel Gibson, and I don't like Mel Gibson.

Basically, to me, the moral of the story is if you have morals, it will do you no good in the end. Timely, I suppose, but still so very sad. (And they were still courageous, I thought, but with nothing really to be courageous FOR, except each other.)
03/30/2017 09:23:37 PM · #5
Originally posted by salmiakki:

Originally posted by posthumous:

Originally posted by salmiakki:

Originally posted by nam:

Hidden Figures and I give it a 10
I hated the sick feeling I had at the beginning and actually well into it that so much has not changed. But I was uplifted enough to cancel that out at the end, so I left amazed (I had no idea) and inspired and proud.

I thought it was a wonderful film and agree with your comments. Amazing women.
If you read the book, you'll see that the history was off. Specifically, pretty much every scene of the movie never happened. But historical movies are always like that, and I did like the points that it made.

Saying that Katherine Johnson ran across the campus every day and did her work in the toilet stall was insulting, in my opinion. That did not happen. It led to a good dramatic moment that made a great point, but it was fabricated.

Thanks for that Don. Books do tend to be better than films in most cases. I don't think that it changes my opinion though, it was still an enjoyable film.


The book is well researched and seems accurate, but is actually rather poorly written and organized! So, in some ways the film was better than the book.... :)
03/30/2017 05:33:50 PM · #6
Originally posted by posthumous:

Originally posted by salmiakki:

Originally posted by nam:

Hidden Figures and I give it a 10
I hated the sick feeling I had at the beginning and actually well into it that so much has not changed. But I was uplifted enough to cancel that out at the end, so I left amazed (I had no idea) and inspired and proud.

I thought it was a wonderful film and agree with your comments. Amazing women.
If you read the book, you'll see that the history was off. Specifically, pretty much every scene of the movie never happened. But historical movies are always like that, and I did like the points that it made.

Saying that Katherine Johnson ran across the campus every day and did her work in the toilet stall was insulting, in my opinion. That did not happen. It led to a good dramatic moment that made a great point, but it was fabricated.

Thanks for that Don. Books do tend to be better than films in most cases. I don't think that it changes my opinion though, it was still an enjoyable film.
03/30/2017 02:06:04 PM · #7
Originally posted by salmiakki:

Originally posted by nam:

Hidden Figures and I give it a 10
I hated the sick feeling I had at the beginning and actually well into it that so much has not changed. But I was uplifted enough to cancel that out at the end, so I left amazed (I had no idea) and inspired and proud.

I thought it was a wonderful film and agree with your comments. Amazing women.
If you read the book, you'll see that the history was off. Specifically, pretty much every scene of the movie never happened. But historical movies are always like that, and I did like the points that it made.

Saying that Katherine Johnson ran across the campus every day and did her work in the toilet stall was insulting, in my opinion. That did not happen. It led to a good dramatic moment that made a great point, but it was fabricated.
03/29/2017 09:57:37 PM · #8
Logan- my rating 7 out of 10.

I am aware that every critic loved it, and there were some "real" moments that are not usually found in Super hero comic book movies.

However, a movie about once courageous Super heroes dying, slowly on screen, was a seriously depressing adventure, rather than what would be expected.

In essence, what was good about it, was also bad about it.
03/20/2017 05:05:19 PM · #9
Lion 10/10 Tear jerker!
03/20/2017 04:16:09 PM · #10
Originally posted by nam:

Hidden Figures and I give it a 10
I hated the sick feeling I had at the beginning and actually well into it that so much has not changed. But I was uplifted enough to cancel that out at the end, so I left amazed (I had no idea) and inspired and proud.

I thought it was a wonderful film and agree with your comments. Amazing women.
03/20/2017 03:32:07 PM · #11
Arrival - 6/10. OK, worthy, somewhat thoughtful but marred by some gratuitous plot compliance. Could do with being quite a bit longer to develop the most interesting elements.

The Girl on the Train - 5/10. Mostly dull, livens up in the end but if you are going to present a non-chronological story to audiences there is a need to have a stronger narrative/temporal hook
03/17/2017 01:04:14 AM · #12
Originally posted by posthumous:

The Wrestler (2008) - 10/10 I don't give many 10s to movies. Wizard of Oz is a 10. Cabaret is a 10. And now, this. If you just want escapism, this isn't the movie for you.


I concur. And Marisa Tomei.
03/16/2017 11:15:17 PM · #13
Hidden Figures and I give it a 10
I hated the sick feeling I had at the beginning and actually well into it that so much has not changed. But I was uplifted enough to cancel that out at the end, so I left amazed (I had no idea) and inspired and proud.
03/16/2017 05:10:27 PM · #14
Manchester by the sea 5/10

We watched this movie because a friend of ours likes to watch all the best picture nominees. This is the kind of movie critics love and the average movie watcher hates. So slow moving that it felt like you were actually living their life. Almost like the director didn't know what to cut out. Some people praised it for being real life, I just thought it was boring. Spoiler:And after enduring all of that nothing gets resolved in the end, pretty much ends like it starts.

ETA: 4 of the 6 people watching fell asleep during this movie. I only wish I could fall asleep during movies, then at least I would have gotten a good nap.

Message edited by author 2017-03-16 17:12:25.
03/16/2017 04:29:02 PM · #15
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

The Accountant - 7/10
Not a fan of Ben Affleck, but this movie had an interesting plot and the story moved along fairly well with a moderately predictable twist at the end and the action was pretty good. Overall about as entertaining as I expected.


Ditto, but I would give it an 8/10
03/16/2017 04:17:58 PM · #16
The Accountant - 7/10
Not a fan of Ben Affleck, but this movie had an interesting plot and the story moved along fairly well with a moderately predictable twist at the end and the action was pretty good. Overall about as entertaining as I expected.
03/16/2017 03:47:22 PM · #17
Snowden - A bit slow at times but overall thought provoking...7/10

Hell or High Water - Well done 8/10

Sully - Excellent 9/10

Finest Hours - My kind'a movie... 10/10
03/16/2017 12:44:56 PM · #18
The Wrestler (2008) - 10/10 I don't give many 10s to movies. Wizard of Oz is a 10. Cabaret is a 10. And now, this. If you just want escapism, this isn't the movie for you.
02/08/2017 01:40:34 AM · #19
I am Sam 8/10
02/01/2017 11:04:44 AM · #20
Deep Water Horizon

Good-action scenes
Good-story line
Good-Based around actual events (kept it interesting)

Bad-a bit slow moving in some parts

01/31/2017 11:29:22 PM · #21
Dang, Artemus... There's never been anyone even remotely like you around here :-)
01/31/2017 08:58:03 PM · #22
Haven't had much time for movies lately, but managed to see a couple...

Star Wars: Rogue One - 9/10
I rarely (nearly never) splurge on imax 3D and it has been a number of years since I have, but this one was worth it. Decent story, a few plot holes, but nothing that irked me. I'm not a Star Wars superfan or anything, so I just enjoy the films for what they are. I picked the wrong decade to quit doing drugs because this one would've been mind-blowing with a little sensory enhancement. Overall very enjoyable and dovetails flawlessly with New Hope.

Jason Bourne - 8/10
Delivered everything expected of it. These are the kind of movies I don't look for or care about plot holes in.

I brainstormed and came up with some ideas for future sequels:
Bourne in the USA - Jason finds out his real father is Bruce Springsteen, who sold the child to the CIA when he needed money to promote his band. Jason hunts him down and must get past the Boss' elite security to confront him.

Bourne with a Silver Spoon in his Mouth - Jason rediscovers his early childhood when he was placed in a CIA "orphanage" where the children lived lavish lives of excess in between their training to become clandestine assassins.

Bourne Yesterday - With nowhere left to go, Jason is taken in by kind-hearted old man who tricks Bourne into thinking he is the rightful owner of the Brooklyn Bridge and Jason must keep everyone from crossing it.

Still Bourne - Not what you were thinking, just a low budget compilation of re-cut scenes and regurgitated plot released straight to DVD.
11/30/2016 10:11:22 AM · #23
Mike you certainly have a point. It needed somewhere between where it is now and the Captain America/avengers series, where every janitor in every building that gets blown up gets a back story movie...
11/30/2016 08:16:47 AM · #24
Originally posted by blindjustice:

Arrival-Amy Adams, Forest Whitaker, Jeremy Renner.

Rotten tomatoes review

In general this is a very good movie, but do not be fooled, it is more thriller and suspense with twists rather than "sci-fi" action adventure.

Slight spoiler alert, but trigger warning- there is a very heavy and sad theme in this movie about a child with cancer. Perhaps it was the mood I was in, but this was a seriously bumming theme of sacrifice that almost distracted from any positive message.

Batman Vs. Superman- I am not the greatest fan of comic book inspired movies, but some are done better than others. I have pre-teen/teen kids, and so I have seen a ton.

This is how I rate the series of movies per my taste.

Deadpool 7/10.
X-men 6/10
Avengers/CAp America 6/10
Suicide Squad 7/10
Batman Begins 8/10
blah blah blah

but after hearing the bad reviews of this movie, I didn't expect much. I was pleasantly surprised. Ben Affleck was great, so was Alex Luthor- and Amy Adams was underused but solid. the guy who plays Superman is a stiff, but alas, his character is dead so we will forgive him.

yep- spoiler alert, Superman is dead. Batman is a bit paranoid, and Superman wasn't evil, just a bit dumb and naive- and Ironically, love made him dangerous. The editing was dark and choppy and kept every scene to an attention deficit inspired short length. For any fans of Batman and Superman, there were plenty of great "one liners" such as "You are not brave- men are brave" and
"I am a friend of your son's" and Lex Luthor's final comments.

Oh, and a great flirty batman-wonder woman thing.

I hate to say it but I am looking forward to the next one.


The problem i have with the DC characters is either no back story or too much. Superman and Batman have been rebooted ad nauseum, and Batman gets another flashback in BvS. we KNOW who he is, we don't need to see it again. Marvel did it right, they set up single movies before the group film. There is too much ground to cover in two hours when you have to introduce/establish characters too.

Superman needed another movie to introduce Lex Luther and woman needed her movie first, THEN you have dawn of justice with a proper Doomsday plot line. you have a few more character movies and then Justice league. There is just too much going on in this movie.

11/29/2016 08:43:59 PM · #25
Originally posted by snaffles:

The Revenant, which as I had already read the true story behind Hugh Glass, was kinda dull. All that grunting from Leonardo di Caprio crawling around was quite tedious after awhile. 6/10


Tom Hardy was good, but I agree otherwise.
Pages:   ... [65]
Current Server Time: 04/26/2017 11:20:35 PM

Please log in or register to post to the forums.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2017 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 04/26/2017 11:20:35 PM EDT.