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  1. Prime Mover and Shaker

    Rank Phase 2 MCU films

    I binge watched the 12 MCU movies I own on Blu-Ray over the last week. As a result, I don't think I'd change this rating, other than to move The Dark World into the middle of the gap between Age of Ultron and IM3. The Dark world was a bit better than I had remembered it.
  2. Prime Mover and Shaker

    Rank Phase 2 MCU films

    Obviously everyone has their own opinions, but it floors me that IM3 isn't in the bottom two of everyone's list!
  3. Prime Mover and Shaker

    Rank the Harry Potter Films (2015 version)

    Something went very right with SS and PoA. CoS was decent, but somehow it drags a bit... it's overly long, but admittedly follows the source material fairly well. Heck, the first three films do well enough by the books (which I realize isn't the be-all, end-all of filmmaking, but it matters to me with a series this well crafted). I enjoy the rest of the films well enough, but GoF set the trend of being influenced by the flashier parts of the books at the expense of (in my opinion) the things that really make the series interesting. Almost everything that makes Voldemort an interesting villain is glossed over or omitted from movies 4-8. Key elements of his "rebirth", the subtleties of the prophecy, and the import of the horcruxes all point toward the things that make the final confrontation as meaningful as it is in the book.... and these items are dumbed down in the movies. I have to remind myself that the movie universe is different than that of the books; when I am successful with this, the movies are more enjoyable. So, if I keep that in mind, I'd rank them: PoA - this is a whodunit, done right. SS - great intro to a world of magic. DH1 - growing on me. Wonderful beginning. Can drag a bit, but that's kind of the point; there's a desperation to the monotony of what the characters are experiencing. HBP - now they've figured out how to act! Relationships done well; overall story suffers, though. GoF - lots of fun. Great action moments. Acting is sometimes distracting. DH2 - great build, weird execution of the ending. Very hard to not compare it to the book here. OotP - great moments, but there are some acting issues (growing pains of transitioning from kid acting to a more polished craft) that detract. CoS - too long. Drags. FWIW, HBP and PoA are my favorite books. OotP is sort of my least favorite, but some of that is dealing with it being the moodiest of the lot.
  4. Prime Mover and Shaker

    Most Cringeworthy Scenes (or the Worst Scenes)

    In the right hands, this could be very good.
  5. It surely plays a factor in any successful movie. ...but ultimately my struggle with the success of Titanic and Avatar stem from my view that they are good, but not fantastic films... this is all just my opinion, as Baumer rightly pointed out. Fair enough.
  6. Titanic and Avatar were decent movies. But really not great in the same sense that the first two Terminator movies were. Some will confuse extremely well-played marketing with good movie making. Think of all the other things that many, many people chose to consume. These two films are the Wal-Mart of cinema. Exactly what the masses call for, but not exactly the best the experience can be.
  7. Prime Mover and Shaker

    Rank Phase 2 MCU films

    Just watched GotG again. Better repeat value than any other MCU flick to me. 1. Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Winter Soldier 3. Ant-Man <---Originally I'd have ranked this below AoU, but it's grown on me. 4. Age of Ultron 5. The Dark World 6. IM3
  8. Prime Mover and Shaker

    Star Trek Beyunder 200M

    I have the hardest time figuring out if these new Star Trek movies are potential crap or not from the trailers. The first one was ambitious on first viewing, but got worse the more I thought about it & on repeat viewings. I actually liked the second one quite a bit, although I understand that's not a popular opinion. So, sure, I'll see this one.... but I'm not sure it will have the draw the last one did. Count me in.
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    Phase 4 MCU film wish list/predict sequels from Phase 3

    Will Inhumans move to Phase 4? Or is it toast?
  10. ...and what happened to Inhumans?
  11. I realize there is only room for so much in any given phase, but I really feel like they're missing an opportunity by not pushing for RDJ to do one more Iron Man, facing off against the real Mandarin. Maybe I'm just still bitter about the basically useless, and frustratingly successful, Iron Man 3. If I had my way, IM4 would happen in 2017. Of course, that would make 2017 very Marvel-crowded.
  12. It's not terrible with the Kanye song, but the remix with the AC game music is better. I've played a few of the games, but not enough to beat one. Looks decent enough to me. But man... does seem like a hell of an ambitious release date...
  13. I thought it was Passion of the Christ.
  14. I'd argue that the things that most define something like Deadpool are hard R. Not so with Assassin's Creed. AC's best features are its storytelling and character complexity, and there is comparatively little gore when compared to other games like Mortal Combat.
  15. Prime Mover and Shaker

    London Has Fallen | March 4, 2016 | Trailer on page 7.

    Couldn't have said it better!
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