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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:02 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

It's a movie from Steven Soderbergh about a disease that is infecting the world and how the human population is coping with it. It stars a lot of people with the most notable being Matt Damon, Lawrance Fishburne, Gywneth Paltrow, Kate Winselt, Jude Law, and more. Basically it starts from the beginning with a few cases and then keeps going until they find a cure but like millions of people die in the process.

It was interesting mostly because it dealt with how the world would cope, like how would people take advantage of it, how people would try to protect themselves, what the government would do, etc. In a sense it was a post apocalyptic movie maybe and you guys would probably like it.

I've always liked movies where like they bring in people who are specialists to solve problems instead of having like Joe Blow trying to save the world. Of interesting note I saw it on Imax and I don't really know why it was on it but I had to pay a premium like 18 bucks, just see it on a regular screen.

I liked it and it encourages me to watch more disease movies like perhaps the Sean connery one.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:23 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Does no one care about my super review or they just don't care about the movie?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:43 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I wasn't interested in seeing it. It's like a zombie epidemic movie without the zombies ie. boring.

Plus Matt Damon is a tool. icon_drunk
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:30 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

It looked interesting, I wanted to go see this movie and Apollo 18 with some friends.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:17 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Movie looks pointless.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:47 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I liked it. A very sober perspective on how susceptible we are to pandemics, and how hard it is to contain them before SHIT GETS REAL.

Jude Law has a very notable bucktooth in it, you tend to focus on it in a televised debate scene. Also, for how easy it seems the world could come to this, at least as portrayed, I felt it advisory to buy a shotgun in preparation, though in retrospect, that's just the universal tool of any apocalypse, like shoes or a canteen.

This whole dine-in theatre phenomenon is also interesting. Is that going on anywhere else, or is it exclusive to Arizona?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:13 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

jiujitsu wrote:
It's like a zombie epidemic movie without the zombies ie. boring.

Yeah, I heard a review say it boils down to humankind's incomptence/inability to put aside all the petty bullshit and get their shit together in the face of a huge threat e.g. every George Romero movie ever.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:35 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:33 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Great scenes of sudden and unyielding brutality. Paltrow's death scene was sexcellent, as was her autopsy. Also, hard child-death. Worth seeing in imax to see sweat on foreheads and bubbles in spittle.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:10 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Manoil wrote:

This whole dine-in theatre phenomenon is also interesting. Is that going on anywhere else, or is it exclusive to Arizona?


You mean having dinner when watching the movie? Do they have like tables and plates and stuff? That would kind of suck because it would be loud, but occasionally you get a family who things its good to get take out and bring it into the theater.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:08 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

There's something like that at the "Muvico" in California. I think he can order a meal and eat it in this skybox while watching the movie.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:34 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

They've got something like that in my town, there are couches and tables and places where people can either lounge or eat during the film. Overall pretty nice, just doesn't show brand new movies.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:57 am Reply with quoteBack to top

rad resistance wrote:
Movie looks pointless.


Everything IS pointless, so just lie down and die, save the trouble.



Edit, I actually somewhat plan to see it. But then again I haven't seen a movie I planned to see in like... a year. Or two. I don't remember, honestly.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:18 am Reply with quoteBack to top

POOPERSCOOPER wrote:
Manoil wrote:

This whole dine-in theatre phenomenon is also interesting. Is that going on anywhere else, or is it exclusive to Arizona?


You mean having dinner when watching the movie? Do they have like tables and plates and stuff? That would kind of suck because it would be loud, but occasionally you get a family who things its good to get take out and bring it into the theater.
Essentially, you order grub (nothing that would require silverware) in the 30 minutes leading up to the trailers and they bring it to you during the trailers or early movie; there is also a call button in case you need something else, and about an hour into the movie, you get your check. You can also order cocktails and stuff, AMC had some cheap black russians that I got pretty crunk off of. Also, paying extra to watch it in the Cinesuites means recliners and no admittance under 21-- no screaming infants in the theatre.

Scottsdale has an upper-crust version of this phenomenon called "iPic", and their seats come with plush pillows and blankets. Also, they often show advance films (several days before AMC / Harkins releases them) as well as a bar/restaurant/nightclub attached to the theatre. The place is really classy, and if you join their free membership, the VIP ticket is 20 bucks a person, which includes a bag of popcorn and unlimited soda. It's pretty legit, but way the hell out there from where I live.

All this makes sense, though. The movie theatre industry has been hit pretty hard by pirating and shitty customer service for years. Providing a much better moviegoing experience seems like it was their best option to get customers back.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:49 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Watched this and meh'd. Very american soap csi-we're-all-consummate-professionals-and-what-we-do-in-our-spare-time-is-meaningless-unless-we're-cheating-our-spouse-because-that's-what-justifies-our-deaths crapola.

Reco'd Perfect Sense instead, significant higher rating on the GetsULaid-o-metre while being a good movie albeit a couple of niggling things (read: narration, BEACUASE WERE ALL VERI DUMB). icon_paper
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:30 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I heard it builds up excitement well enough and then demolishes it by finding a cure. Fair enough that there aren't a whole lot of options for what direction to take outbreak movies in, but still, I'm hardly inspired to watch it.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:39 am Reply with quoteBack to top

The cure part actually added more to the film. Dealt with how it was going to be distributed and all that stuff. Didn't add much but anyways it was less cliche to add a somewhat happy ending then it is to have a all dark ending now a days gosh.
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