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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #104 on: October 25, 2015, 05:42:40 PM »


Cooties

A quintessential horror-comedy.

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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #103 on: October 11, 2015, 07:16:15 AM »


The Visit

On par with M. Night's recent movies.  More of a suspense than a horror.  Similar to some of his other movies, the main characters get a chance to correct a past mistake.
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #102 on: October 04, 2015, 07:51:25 PM »


Mission Impossible:  Rogue Nation

Not as good as Ghost Protocol but entertaining.
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #101 on: September 08, 2015, 10:07:42 AM »


Trainwreck

It's a chick flick with some good one liners and they threw in a bunch of sports related stuff.

I saw it with my wife around the time it came out.  There are definitely some funny spots, but it's also a little uncomfortable to watch at times.  A decent first film for Amy Schumer, IMHO.
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #100 on: September 07, 2015, 07:24:38 PM »


Trainwreck

It's a chick flick with some good one liners and they threw in a bunch of sports related stuff.
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #99 on: August 17, 2015, 05:59:48 AM »


The Gift

Psychological thriller written, directed by and starring former Star Wars'er Joel Edgerton.  Real solid film that doesn't end up where you expect it to.
 
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #98 on: August 10, 2015, 04:54:12 PM »

I can't bring myself to see Pixels.  Peter Dinklage is amazing as Tyrion on Game of Thrones.  Without a doubt he has one of the best roles on television and he has made a character with some very significant flaws one of the most beloved on television.  But Pixels?  I just can't do Adam Sandler movies anymore, and his association with this movie helps make it very easy for me to avoid this movie.

I'm semi-interested in seeing The Man From U.N.C.L.E. to see what director Guy Ritchie does with the material.  Truth be told, I had never seen the Robert Vaughan television series, even in re-runs.  But there are some interesting actors attached to the project, and I think Guy Ritchie did a great job with his two Sherlock Holmes films, so this might be worth checking out.
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #97 on: August 10, 2015, 03:47:36 PM »

Saw Pixels with Ant Man last week, I liked Pixels more. It was fun stupid entertaining enough.
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #96 on: July 26, 2015, 11:26:20 AM »

They did this at the AMC Marlton about 2 years ago (not without MAKING THE NEWS); The new seating is very comfortable; but with that comes fewer seats in a theater, coupled with assigned seats makes it pretty tough to get tickets on short notice.  We're a family of 6, so if we decide to take the kids to a movie on a Saturday or Sunday, then we need to buy the tickets by Tuesday or Wednesday just so we can get decent seats together.  I remember when I was younger it was nice to just show up at a certain time at the multiplex on a Friday night and just see what was playing at that time, spontaneity of seeing a flick is gone now.

The drink dispenser is great, I was ecstatic to see Mello Yello Zero  :o

Regal Cinemas are going this route too.  The new Moorestown multiplex has similar seating and assignments; though not as comfortable.
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #95 on: July 25, 2015, 08:44:07 PM »

Not a movie specific post, but definitely something interesting.

One of the local AMC Theaters near me is in the midst of a major renovation.  Specifically, it's the AMC theater at the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack, NY (right across the border from NJ).  How major?  The main entrance area has already had some significant updates and has some of these new soda machines that let you customize your own drinks.

And then there's the seating.  WOW!  I went to see Trainwreck with my wife last week.  Funny movie, but as it's name leads you to believe, there are plenty of cringe inducing scenes.  Be that as it may, all of the seating was assigned.  That led me to wonder if this was actually an IMAX showing of the movie (kind of strange for comedy, right?), since IMAX showings tend to feature assigned seating.  And the seats themselves?  They were all electronically controlled, leather upholstered recliners.  If you go to the movie a little tired and get comfortable in that recliner, odds are that you may actually get so comfortable that you could fall asleep.

The only place where I'd had this comfortable of a viewing experience was at a theater chain in Florida.  Again, the seating was all assigned.  And it was geared towards couples with seats that were like a theater loveseat/couch.  The one thing that theater in Florida had going for it was waiter service for drinks and snacks.  But that's Florida and not here, and it was a long time ago.

And then there's price.  OMG.  The price for a single ticket to an IMAX/3D showing at a regular theater has increased substantially.  And it's leading to a sense of sticker shock at the box office.  Sure, the grosses that big summer movies have been reporting are impressive.  But does anyone think that those numbers directly correlate to the high price of a ticket now?

Anyhow, has anyone else seen an uptick in the quality of the theater going experience?  And what are your thoughts on the ticket price issue?  It also seems worth discussing whether or not a theater can really compete with the sense of comfort people get from watching a movie in their own home, too.
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #94 on: July 06, 2015, 09:39:46 AM »

But which two?

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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #93 on: July 06, 2015, 07:33:47 AM »


There are two easy ways to tell them apart ;)
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #92 on: July 05, 2015, 05:20:36 PM »

I saw Jurassic World about a week ago.  It was pretty cool.  Especially since they made some callbacks to the original film:  the cartoons, the statue of John Hammond, the old park facilities, the t-shirt, and the geneticist in the lab.  It was good to see some sense of continuity expressed from that first film carried into this new movie.  And that's refreshing since we seem to be living in the age of the reboot.  Finding a way to pay some homage to the previous films only seemed to help, here.

That being said, this was popcorn fare.  The characters were okay, but not incredibly well developed.  I think Chris Pratt is officially an action star following this movie and Guardians of the Galaxy.  And for the life of me, I thought that the female lead was Jessica Chastain and not Bryce Dallas Howard.  Then this thing came out where people are CONSTANTLY mistaking the two of them.  Glad I wasn't the only one!

The stars of the show are clearly the dinosaurs.  The increased development of the Velociraptors and the pack psychology was an interesting angle.  And Vincent D'onofrio's plan to weaponize them for use by InGen's private military branch?  That plot point was something straight out of current events.  And bringing InGen back from the previous films is another good callback in the Jurassic Park continuity.  But the Indominous Rex?  Pretty badass.  That thing was just MEAN, killing all those herbivore dinosaurs for no reason.  But I have to say, the fight between the I-Rex and the Ankylosaurus was pretty awesome.

I can't see myself purchasing this movie on BluRay, but it was great to check out on a hot summer afternoon.
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #91 on: July 05, 2015, 04:18:45 AM »


Jurassic World

Fun movie, probably moreso at the theater than it would be at home.  Some of the elements seemed forced just to make it feel like the original.
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #90 on: June 09, 2015, 06:36:34 PM »


No, didn't know that.  I don't remember the Mad Max's that well.  They all sorta run together.
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