Apocalyptic Film Festival!

Talk about anything under the sun or stars - but keep it civil. This is where we really get to know each other. Everyone is welcome, and invited!
User avatar
Caspian
Soldier
Soldier
Posts: 301
Joined: Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:11 pm
Title: Ducky Consort
Contact:

Apocalyptic Film Festival!

Postby Caspian » Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:17 pm

Okay cats and kittens.

It's 2012, which means the world is ending. So let's watch end-of-the-world movies!

Jan and I are having friends over every two weeks to watch apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic movies. I'll let you know here what we're going to be watching, and then you can play too if you want! Then we can chat about the movies and it will be awesome.

First up: Planet of the Apes (the Charlton Heston version). We're watching it this Saturday.
It's not "noob" to rhyme with "boob". It's "newbie" to rhyme with "boobie".

User avatar
steph
Toon Leader
Toon Leader
Posts: 2452
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 2:36 pm
Title: Rocky Mountain Mama
First Joined: 0- 8-2000
Location: colorado, baby!
Contact:

Re: Apocalyptic Film Festival!

Postby steph » Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:45 am

I SO wish I could afford to fly up for this!
"When I look back on my ordinary, ordinary life,
I see so much magic, though I missed it at the time." - Jamie Cullum

User avatar
thoughtreader
Toon Leader
Toon Leader
Posts: 775
Joined: Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:00 pm
Title: will wrestle you to the ground
First Joined: 13 Mar 2003
Location: Portland OR
Contact:

Re: Apocalyptic Film Festival!

Postby thoughtreader » Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:35 pm

Oh I think I will do my best to watch along on the far left coast!

User avatar
Ela
Toon Leader
Toon Leader
Posts: 558
Joined: Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:42 pm
Title: Get off my lawn!!
First Joined: 0- 9-2000
Location: Florida
Contact:

Re: Apocalyptic Film Festival!

Postby Ela » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:30 am

I'll be with you in spirit. ;)
Pweb member since 2000

User avatar
Caspian
Soldier
Soldier
Posts: 301
Joined: Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:11 pm
Title: Ducky Consort
Contact:

Re: Apocalyptic Film Festival!

Postby Caspian » Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:02 pm

Okay, we just watched Planet of the Apes. I'd never actually seen it before. It was better than I thought it would be, though obviously the ape costumes were pretty sad.

The main message--which should surprise no-one, even if you've never seen it--is that "man" will be the cause of our own destruction. The message was a bit ham-fisted, but still: surprisingly good movie.
It's not "noob" to rhyme with "boob". It's "newbie" to rhyme with "boobie".

User avatar
Jayelle
Speaker for the Dead
Speaker for the Dead
Posts: 4026
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:32 pm
Title: Queen Ducky
First Joined: 25 Feb 2002
Location: The Far East (of Canada)

Re: Apocalyptic Film Festival!

Postby Jayelle » Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:05 pm

The message really was that :monkey: :monkey: :monkey: .
One Duck to rule them all.
--------------------------------
It needs to be about 20% cooler.

User avatar
Rei
Commander
Commander
Posts: 3068
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:31 pm
Title: Fides quaerens intellectum
First Joined: 24 Nov 2003
Location: Between the lines

Re: Apocalyptic Film Festival!

Postby Rei » Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:18 am

It's been a few years since I've seen it, but my memory of the ape costumes was that they were pretty good, all things considered.

Freakiest moment ever when I was 8 years old, though, was when they woke up near the beginning and saw the female crew member all... whatever she was.
Le coeur a ses raisons que la raison ne connait point.
~Blaise Pascal


私は。。。誰?

Dernhelm

User avatar
Luet
Speaker for the Dead
Speaker for the Dead
Posts: 4445
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 3:49 pm
Title: Bird Nerd
First Joined: 01 Jul 2000
Location: Albany, NY

Re: Apocalyptic Film Festival!

Postby Luet » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:35 am

I just watched the new movie, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and I couldn't believe how much they made the main chimp (Caesar) emote. I really felt for him.
"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer." - Albert Camus in Return to Tipasa

User avatar
Gravity Defier
Commander
Commander
Posts: 7840
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 7:32 pm
Title: Ewok in Tauntaun-land

Re: Apocalyptic Film Festival!

Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:29 pm

I couldn't believe how much they made the main chimp (Caesar) emote. I really felt for him.
Couldn't agree more. Andy Serkis + technology = amazing storytelling.


Anyhow, I do love the idea of this and hope to play catch up when the dust settles in about a month. I've never seen the original PotA, but have wanted to since I was in the 8th grade, and (thankfully) don't remember much of Tim Burton's horrific attempt.
Se paciente y duro; algún día este dolor te será útil.

User avatar
Taalcon
Speaker for the Dead
Speaker for the Dead
Posts: 625
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:04 pm
Title: Prodigal Son
Location: Cumming, GA
Contact:

Re: Apocalyptic Film Festival!

Postby Taalcon » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:58 pm

Love the original Planet of the Apes. Read the original novel by Pierre Boulle in, like, 12th grade or something. Quite enjoyed it, too.

The second, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, is even more Apocylyptic than the first one. Seriously. Just when you thought Man screwed the earth up enough one time, well, Man wasn't done. Seriously.

I remember being in about 7th grade, and thinking that the third film, Escape from the Planet of the Apes (Time travel into the 70s!) was my favorite (Ricardo Montalban!). It was a ton of fun, if anything, with a sad ending. It features the original birth of Caesar. The fourth, Conquest, is about the story that Rise re-invents. Stars Caesar, but if I remember right, it was super dark. The fifth, Battle For, I never saw.

I also enjoyed the live action TV series, which also starred Roddy McDowell, as a different Chimp character altogether!

Dobie
Soldier
Soldier
Posts: 74
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:26 pm
Title: A real one has a link

Re: Apocalyptic Film Festival!

Postby Dobie » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:06 pm

I couldn't believe how much they made the main chimp (Caesar) emote. I really felt for him.
Couldn't agree more. Andy Serkis + technology = amazing storytelling.


Anyhow, I do love the idea of this and hope to play catch up when the dust settles in about a month. I've never seen the original PotA, but have wanted to since I was in the 8th grade, and (thankfully) don't remember much of Tim Burton's horrific attempt.
George Lucas + technology + amazing storytelling - George Lucas = amazing storytelling

User avatar
Caspian
Soldier
Soldier
Posts: 301
Joined: Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:11 pm
Title: Ducky Consort
Contact:

Re: Apocalyptic Film Festival!

Postby Caspian » Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:52 pm

Just watched "Omega Man" for the second movie of APFF.

I really enjoyed it, though there were some ... logical inconsistencies. The cause of the apocalypse is once again humanity itself, though the emphasis this time was placed more on hubris than on violent tendencies.

Anyone else seen it? Thoughts?

Next Saturday we're watching another movie based on the same book; that's right, it's Will Smith in "I am Legend".
It's not "noob" to rhyme with "boob". It's "newbie" to rhyme with "boobie".

buckshot
Toon Leader
Toon Leader
Posts: 1286
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:20 pm
Title: Farmer from Hell
Location: Colbert Washington

Re: Apocalyptic Film Festival!

Postby buckshot » Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:59 pm

Oh yea! I haven't even thought of "Omega Man" in forever! What a good one!


Return to “Milagre Town Square”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests