Started by GalacticBusDriver, February 16, 2013, 12:37:09 AM
Quote from: drunkenshoe on June 28, 2022, 02:24:22 AMThe Edge of Tomorrow. Better than I expected. I just can't stand the actor.
QuoteAfter being abducted by a child killer and locked in a soundproof basement, a 13-year-old boy starts receiving calls on a disconnected phone from the killer's previous victims.
Quote from: drunkenshoe on July 29, 2022, 02:52:24 PMI'm trying to get into dumb, no thinking movies. So I thought, action movies! Well, it i snot going bad, but at some point they look all the same I guess. The Gray Man. It wasn't as bad as I expected. OK, I guess. I don't like the actor, but surprisingly he works. I first thought, him? But then I got why they picked him.
Quote from: Mike Cl on July 29, 2022, 08:34:04 PMHave you tried any of the John Wick movies? I find them rather mindless and full of action (most of which is impossible to pull off; but they do a good job of mapping the moves). The good guy wins--the bad guys lose----yep, my kind of movie. I also like the Equalizer movies (including the old BBC star in the series); extreme bad guys and extreme good guy winning. Mindless, but full of action.
Quote from: drunkenshoe on July 30, 2022, 04:56:21 AMI've seen the first one. I didn't know anything about it, so when they murdered the poor puppy, I automatically liked the rest of the movie, lol. How are the others? I've also read that John Wick kills 299 people in all 3 movies. It's easy to remember because of the number.Equalizer... Sounds familiar, but I know I haven't seen it. I'll check that out.Somebody reminded Conair. I've seen it, but don't remember anything, lol.
Quote from: Gawdzilla Sama on July 30, 2022, 09:51:14 AMComic book movies are mindless action in my opie.
Quote from: Mike Cl on July 30, 2022, 11:30:07 AMI agree. So are some of the westerns and sci fi books. Edger Rice Burroughs books are like that. Tarzan and John Carter of Mars--many volume sets of each. Loved the Chessmen of Mars--it added another set of squares around the board and added a new man with it's on unique moves. In HS I made a board like that and then played the game according to the rules given in the book. It was, at least for me, quite fun.
Quote from: Gawdzilla Sama on July 30, 2022, 03:35:03 PMBurroughs was so formulaic I could call the ending when I was in high school. Same with the Doc Savage pulps.
Quote from: Mike Cl on July 30, 2022, 06:07:25 PMI agree--which is why I've read the John Carter of Mars series and the Tarzan series in high school. It chewed up time and did not require any deep thinking. He also had a bunch of other books dealing with the middle of the Earth (Pellucidar) and westerns . He can provide mindless action reading for months!