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Title: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: Halloran on April 26, 2011, 12:19:57 PM
How to Train Your Dragon(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_-HDG97-9qnk/S8b2DEtClpI/AAAAAAAAEs0/xZVqJQ0XnFA/s1600/how-to-train-your-dragon-trailer-29-12-09-kc.jpg)

4/5

- The main character was likable as was the dad
- Good animation.
- Storyline was pretty solid, if not predictable
- Would watch a sequel
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Post by: jaypee on April 26, 2011, 12:29:22 PM
The Conspirator

Pretty good. 4/5.

Redford doesn't really dance around the parallels between the suspension of habeas corpus during the Civil War and the constant exploitation of fear and propaganda to keep Americans in line while opportunistic government ministers trample on civil liberties.. but I digress.

At least he didn't point out that Edwin Stanton was a Republican.
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Post by: lukebourassa on April 26, 2011, 12:34:53 PM
(http://www.cinemablend.com/images/news/23369/First_Poster_For_James_Gunn_Super_Tells_Crime_Shut_Up_1298668729.jpg)

Super (2010) - 6/10

Funny, disturbingly and realistically violent, uncomfortable to say the least. But not as funny as "Kick Ass."
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Post by: JoelWhy on April 26, 2011, 01:01:25 PM
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7/10

It's as good as the first one -- which, if you haven't seen, is a kung fu movie.  There you go, you now know everything you need to know about the film, it's plot, it's characters, etc.  Guy who kicks ass, kicks lots of ass.  The end.  Action is pretty good, everything else is irrelevant.
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Post by: MisterMarc on April 26, 2011, 03:51:24 PM
Mutant Hunt (1987)

The best action scene in a movie... EVER. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bglIPELGGJg&feature=related#)

Utter garbage, and yet amusing.
3/10
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Post by: wastrel on April 26, 2011, 04:57:09 PM
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8/10

Great action movie, but the best part was the soundtrack.
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Post by: Anders on May 04, 2011, 10:48:13 AM
Thor
7/10

I was entertained, but I'd lie if I said it's a memory I'll treasure.
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Post by: Eternally Learning on May 04, 2011, 10:55:08 AM
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Black Swan - 7.5/10

It was well acted, and the visuals were stunning, but overly artistic movies never satisfy me like I'm told they should.  Same reason I didn't really latch on to Requiem for a Dream.  I can't fault the movie on any of it's individual components though.
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Post by: Andrew Clunn on May 04, 2011, 10:59:45 AM
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Grimm Love

I liked this movie.  Not scary in the typical sense.  Basically...

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It's worth seeing if you like real terror.  You know, films like Schindler's List or City of God.  Movies meant to rip at your soul.

EDIT -

Added name of movie in case you can't see the picture.  Also, while I'm here, note that I am not saying that this movie is of the same caliber as something like City of God (far from it).  I was merely saying that it's terror was existential in nature.
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Post by: Anders on May 04, 2011, 11:28:13 AM
You wouldn't care to share the movie's name with us?  ;)
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Post by: Eternally Learning on May 04, 2011, 11:34:51 AM
Pic's not loading either.
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Post by: moj on May 06, 2011, 06:39:20 AM
Fair game
I'm at work and can't hot link pic's.

It was pretty good but I already knew the basic story. It was well acted and if it is accurate did not realize how much Valerie Plame was doing at the CIA.

8/10
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Post by: Skeptress on May 08, 2011, 08:48:08 AM
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Gnomeo and Juliet. Adorable and funny 7/10 thumbs up from my girls (10 and 5) and spouse and myself.
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Post by: Halloran on May 09, 2011, 10:47:00 AM
I'm sure someone here has seen Thor...? Let's hear a review!  :)
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Post by: Rai on May 09, 2011, 12:03:47 PM
No-one Killed Jessica
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5/10

Admirable attempt at making a serious Indian film about the all-pervasive corruption that bogs down the country, but sadly it has major issues with the acting, the characters' motivations, pacing and the script in general. Most of these issues stem from the filmmakers not being able to break away from Bollywood traditions. Maybe next time. (And Maybe I shouldn't have watched this after the vaguely similarly themed and brilliant Tropa de Elite 2)
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Post by: Old Hoplite on May 09, 2011, 12:51:45 PM
Fair game
I'm at work and can't hot link pic's.

It was pretty good but I already knew the basic story. It was well acted and if it is accurate did not realize how much Valerie Plame was doing at the CIA.

8/10

It's so off base that is is not even wrong.
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Post by: JoelWhy on May 09, 2011, 12:56:54 PM
Fair game
I'm at work and can't hot link pic's.

It was pretty good but I already knew the basic story. It was well acted and if it is accurate did not realize how much Valerie Plame was doing at the CIA.

8/10

It's so off base that is is not even wrong.

I have it at home from Netflix, but actually think I'm going to return it w/o watching it.  Not sure why I had it in my queue...
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Post by: Old Hoplite on May 09, 2011, 12:59:32 PM
Thor:  I give it 3 Stars.

Good special effects. The humor was about right.  However the action was suprisingly compressed for a big action film.
Got the feeling that Branagh digging for some kind of deeper meaning and charater development instead of just directing a super hero film.

The actress that played Sif was way over dressed.
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Post by: Halloran on May 09, 2011, 01:29:48 PM
The Fallen

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3/5

This was sold to me as a Labrynth meets Princess Bride, but wasnt as good as either. It has some interesting story and visual elements (reminded me of The Cell in that aspect).
I liked the attempt, but it was hard to follow without reading the back of the box first.

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Post by: Eternally Learning on May 16, 2011, 12:31:45 PM
Thor - 7/10  WARNING: SOME SPOILERS BELOW

Just saw this yesterday and was pretty happy with it.  On a purely technical level, everything seemed top-notch and believable to me.  The fantastical elements looked amazing and didn't distract from what was going on, and the likely near-consistant green screen work for those scenes was very convincing.  The story was equally well-done, and was of far higher quality than I would have figured for this kind of movie.  Honestly, I thought it was going to end up being a little goofy, but the Asgard scenes were very compelling and I completely bought what went down there.

In stark contrast though were the scenes on Earth.  Overall, I didn't have a huge problem with them as for the most part everything made sense.  What I think fell flat on its face though was the romance between Thor and Jane.  It just didn't fit and didn't feel genuine at all.  Whenever they'd be together, the parts of the conversation where they were supposed to be "falling in love" were basically relegated to one of them saying something odd or funny and them both laughing at the same time with that lovey look in their eyes.  Of the reviews I've read, I actually disagree with some of the main negative points they've made though.

The main one of them is that Thor's change from cocky upstart at the beginning to humbled selfless hero at the end, over the course of a week didn't make sense.  I completely bought this change though.  When Loki lied to Thor, saying that Odin died of stress over the war and Thor's banishment, that he was now unable to ever return to Asguard, and that his own mother even forbade him from ever returning, it seemed like an event which could very quickly snap him into reality and help him see what an ass he'd been.  That the movie tried to pin his change on him falling in love with Jane though, was totally ridiculous but it doesn't change that the impetus for change was there.

All in all, it was entertaining and compelling and hopefully spells that there are good things in store with the Avengers movie.
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Post by: MikeHz on May 16, 2011, 01:12:01 PM
In the theater, Thor. I'd also give it a 3 out of 5.

Netflixed "Easy A" last night. Pretty good. Again, 3 out of 5.
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Post by: David E. on May 16, 2011, 05:51:15 PM
You know I bought the romance between Jane and Thor.  The writing and acting left it at the "budding romance" stage. 

It might have been due to both leads being insanely too good looking though.
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Post by: Halloran on June 05, 2011, 12:47:40 AM
Xmen First Class

4/5

Good actors, good story and lots of fun. Definitely worth matinee prices.
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Post by: Dirty J. Martini on June 05, 2011, 04:00:18 PM
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1

2/5

As with the other Potter movies, the acting and effects were good, but having never read any of the books, and having not recently seen the last movie, I was completely lost for most of this one. They kept mentioning characters and people from past movies, and frankly, I couldn't keep track of it all. Not a lot of action in this one, either, compared with the previous 6.
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Post by: wastrel on June 05, 2011, 10:10:35 PM
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1

2/5

As with the other Potter movies, the acting and effects were good, but having never read any of the books, and having not recently seen the last movie, I was completely lost for most of this one. They kept mentioning characters and people from past movies, and frankly, I couldn't keep track of it all. Not a lot of action in this one, either, compared with the previous 6.

The action is almost entirely in part 2. And there will be a lot of action
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Post by: MisterMarc on June 06, 2011, 11:55:20 AM
Commando  4/5

This flick holds up surprisingly well. :flame:
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Post by: moj on June 06, 2011, 12:05:38 PM
5/10
Blue Valentine. It got the 5 for the hot naked people.  Really though I didn't connect with the characters or care about them at all. I was multitasking and gaming on my laptop while watching it so maybe I was just distracted but it just seemed like 2 chain smoking emo kids who sometimes get naked.  Meh my x-GF loved it and recommended it
 :-\
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Post by: Andrew Clunn on June 06, 2011, 12:30:36 PM
Good (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_(film)) 4 / 5

I'm not usually a fan of drama, as it tends toward melodrama.  I'm also not a fan of the simple good vs bad clear cut morality of most films about WW2, the Nazis, etc...  However, this was extremely well done; I just don't know hoe to compliment it without spoiling anything about it.  It's the kind of movie that you'll enjoy more if you watch it not knowing too much about it before hand.  Recommended.
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on June 06, 2011, 01:48:04 PM
Starship Troopers: 8/10. Still awesome after all these years.

For current movies... Thor: 7/10. Entertaining flick, worth a watch.
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Post by: seaotter on June 06, 2011, 02:25:57 PM
X-men original class. If you like the others you will like this one. For those who aren't invested I think you will like it if you like super hero stuff. 8/10.
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Post by: bonoferox on June 06, 2011, 02:57:16 PM
X-Men: First Class - 7.5/10
Thor - 8/10
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Post by: MikeHz on June 06, 2011, 08:40:50 PM
"Look." Very odd movie,shot from security cameras. Worth seeing.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on June 06, 2011, 09:43:02 PM
survival of the dead
0/10

Re-Tar-Dead. OI think it was directed by a zombie.
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Post by: smithkhome on June 06, 2011, 10:28:59 PM
Bridesmaids

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I'd give it a 7/10.

Had a decent amount of laughs. 
Though, it was nowhere near as gross/risque as I heard it was.
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Post by: stonesean on June 07, 2011, 07:22:38 AM
Inception (I know, I know, slow on the bandwagon on that one)

8.75 / 10
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on June 07, 2011, 06:29:56 PM
Inception (I know, I know, slow on the bandwagon on that one)

8.75 / 10
I give it 8 for FX
5 for story. (too many movies have a similar ending).
3 for mind bendingness. (It weren't that hard to follow).
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on June 07, 2011, 06:43:24 PM
Just got back from X-Men First Class. 7/10. I thought it was fun!
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Post by: Dionysus on June 08, 2011, 09:46:15 PM
The Last Exorcism - 8/10. Weird movie produced by Eli Roth. It's an interesting take on the whole exorcism meme. I definitely recommend it to any horror fans. However, I foresee a time when "found footage" style filming becomes incredibly stale. It is not that time yet.
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Post by: JoelWhy on June 09, 2011, 06:38:25 PM
The Last Exorcism - 8/10. Weird movie produced by Eli Roth. It's an interesting take on the whole exorcism meme. I definitely recommend it to any horror fans. However, I foresee a time when "found footage" style filming becomes incredibly stale. It is not that time yet.

My buddy saw it and hated the ending.  I watched it and thought the ending was relatively clever.  Overall, I definitely enjoyed the flick.
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Post by: Boßel on June 09, 2011, 10:24:01 PM
The Conspirator

8.5/10

I really enjoyed the dialogue and story. However, for a courtroom drama type, I'd rather watch 12 Angry Men or the movie about the monkey trial (can't remember the name).
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Post by: moj on June 10, 2011, 06:51:07 AM
In Bruges, 7 out 10. I liked it, it was fun but would have been better without Colin Farrell. There were a few scene’s in the beginning where his acting is painfully bad. Clémence Poésy was awesome and rwar!
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Post by: jaypee on June 10, 2011, 09:13:59 AM
In Bruges, 7 out 10. I liked it, it was fun but would have been better without Colin Farrell. There were a few scene’s in the beginning where his acting is painfully bad. Clémence Poésy was awesome and rwar!

I sort of liked that movie, but.. I don't know.. at the end I just wound up hating Colin Farrell and wanting him to die for what he did.
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Post by: Karyn on June 10, 2011, 09:23:27 AM
Food, Inc. - 6.5/10.  A bit too pro-organic propaganda for my tastes.  I agreed with a lot of what they said, but what they left out was even more telling.  I just get frustrated with obviously biased material, even when I agree with most of it.  It wasn't nearly as bad as the stuff Michael Moore puts out.  Also, if you've read Fast Food Nation and An Omnivore's Dilemma, you've pretty much seen the documentary.
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Post by: Old Hoplite on June 10, 2011, 11:38:15 AM
True Grit (2010).

8/10.

Bridges kicked ass as Rooster and the generally the dialog and acting was far better that the 1969 John Wayne version.

However it actually doesn't follow the Portis novel as closely as the 1969 version, and the novel is a true classic.

But it is certainly with a rent and by all mean watch on the biggest screen you can (50 inches, baby 50 inches!)
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Post by: Skeptress on June 10, 2011, 02:46:46 PM
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8/10

Great action movie, but the best part was the soundtrack.

Saw this a few weeks ago and totally agree.  Visuals were great too though like when the guy came out of the train station and all the pictures of eyes all over.  Really enjoyed the entire movie.
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Post by: MikeHz on June 11, 2011, 08:02:10 PM
X-men. I rate it a "meh."
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Post by: moj on June 11, 2011, 10:40:37 PM
super 8, freaking awesome! 9 out of 10, it's own thread to fallow.
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Post by: Nacreous on June 12, 2011, 12:01:32 AM
The American

Most absorbing.  Violent, dark and dismal, but exciting and sexy, too.  I gave it a 7+ on my 1-10 scale.  Recommended.
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Post by: Dirty J. Martini on June 12, 2011, 12:45:11 AM
The American

Most absorbing.  Violent, dark and dismal, but exciting and sexy, too.  I gave it a 7+ on my 1-10 scale.  Recommended.

Yeah, I liked this, too. Others might find it slow, but I enjoyed it.
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Post by: David E. on June 13, 2011, 08:13:07 AM
X-men FC.  I was surprised how good it was.  I knew it would be good, but not as good as it was.  The guy who played Magneto was excellent. 
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Post by: wastrel on June 13, 2011, 11:44:10 AM
X-men FC.  I was surprised how good it was.  I knew it would be good, but not as good as it was.  The guy who played Magneto was excellent.

He was also excellent in Inglourious Basterds
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Post by: lukebourassa on June 13, 2011, 12:18:05 PM
Tron: Legacy - 5/10

Like many big budget films, it looked amazing but the story was pretty thin.

Frankly, I take issue with the entire premise of the Tron universe--why are "programs" acting like people (in that they don't behave like machines with zero emotion)? Why do programs face off against each other? The metaphor just doesn't translate to my experience with a computer.

But at least the first Tron movie, I felt like there were consequences if the protagonists failed. What's the worst that could happen in the sequel? Clu escapes into the real world, realizes that the rules of reality are different, and then takes a bullet when he tries to dominate the world?

I just didn't feel like anyone had any real motivation in this movie. It was just a nice-looking, nice-sounding distraction for 2 hours.
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Post by: jaypee on June 13, 2011, 12:22:49 PM
Finally saw True Grit, really really loved it.

I'm going to have to get the book now.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on June 13, 2011, 08:40:48 PM
The American

Most absorbing.  Violent, dark and dismal, but exciting and sexy, too.  I gave it a 7+ on my 1-10 scale.  Recommended.

Yeah, I liked this, too. Others might find it slow, but I enjoyed it.

Yup it's slow. But I liked it for that.
And the ending is pretty cool. No spoilers :)
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Post by: David E. on June 13, 2011, 09:18:30 PM
Finally saw True Grit, really really loved it.

I'm going to have to get the book now.

The movie was better than the book believe it or not.  The book was very dry.
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Post by: Andrew Clunn on June 14, 2011, 01:44:15 AM
The Other Guys

2 / 10  Seriously no redeeming qualities.  The end credits are the best part of the movie.  The only reason it didn't get a 1 / 10 is because that score is reserved for The Pest (http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi82968857/).
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Post by: stonesean on June 14, 2011, 03:52:32 AM
To call "The Pest" a horrible movie is an insult to all movies that are good enough to be horrible.
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Post by: jaypee on June 14, 2011, 06:45:02 AM
Finally saw True Grit, really really loved it.

I'm going to have to get the book now.

The movie was better than the book believe it or not.  The book was very dry.

Well I'd certainly hope so! If a book gets wet then the paper will get all wrinkly and stuff!

:downsrim:
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Post by: JoelWhy on June 14, 2011, 12:29:38 PM
Finally saw True Grit, really really loved it.

I'm going to have to get the book now.

The movie was better than the book believe it or not.  The book was very dry.

Well I'd certainly hope so! If a book gets wet then the paper will get all wrinkly and stuff!

:downsrim:

 :obama:
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Post by: Old Hoplite on June 14, 2011, 07:36:20 PM
Finally saw True Grit, really really loved it.

I'm going to have to get the book now.

The movie was better than the book believe it or not.  The book was very dry.

You're dead to me.  Read the book. It is great BETTER than the movies  WAY Better.
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Post by: MikeHz on June 14, 2011, 11:55:26 PM
Finally saw True Grit, really really loved it.

I'm going to have to get the book now.

I saw the original when it first came out. (Yeah, so I'm old OK?Get off my case.) Didn't think that much of it. But, I really liked the new one. The boys did a pretty good job, and the kid was amazing; just amazing. I look foreword to seeing her future projects.
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Post by: Jordan on June 15, 2011, 12:10:22 AM
Race to Nowhere

8/10

Definitely reflected my experiences with high-stakes testing, school that doesn't matter in the present, far too much homework etc. In other words, it was great in terms of content and message (although definitely controversial....). However, cinematically, not quite so good--there wasn't anything strikingly awful, just the usual documentary blahs.
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on June 15, 2011, 01:08:01 AM
Super 8 tonight.

Nicely done film, kids did a great job in it. Kind of like a modern ET, geared for junior high kids.

7.5/10
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Post by: stonesean on June 15, 2011, 03:10:29 AM
Super 8 = Good clean fun.

Even my wife who isn't too crazy about sci fi dug it.

If I had one negative note, it'd be "J.J., enough with the lens flare already!"
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Post by: jaypee on June 15, 2011, 09:27:43 AM
Finally saw True Grit, really really loved it.

I'm going to have to get the book now.

I saw the original when it first came out. (Yeah, so I'm old OK?Get off my case.) Didn't think that much of it. But, I really liked the new one. The boys did a pretty good job, and the kid was amazing; just amazing. I look foreword to seeing her future projects.

I remember really liking the original version as a kid, but I'm seriously doubtful that it would hold up to a re-viewing. Especially after seeing the new version.

I remember the gun battle at the end being more dramatic in the original version though, but that's not a dig at the new version.
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Post by: stonesean on June 15, 2011, 09:56:19 AM
Your assessment of True Grit is probably spot on jaypee....

Actually I find many of the John Wayne "great" movies don't really hold up that much at all these days....

except for "The Searchers" and "Rio Bravo" that is...
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Post by: Old Hoplite on June 15, 2011, 10:04:55 AM
Your assessment of True Grit is probably spot on jaypee....

Actually I find many of the John Wayne "great" movies don't really hold up that much at all these days....

except for "The Searchers" and "Rio Bravo" that is...

El Dorado, baby El Dorado!
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Post by: jaypee on June 15, 2011, 10:07:29 AM
Your assessment of True Grit is probably spot on jaypee....

Actually I find many of the John Wayne "great" movies don't really hold up that much at all these days....

except for "The Searchers" and "Rio Bravo" that is...


I've heard that the only reason Wayne won the Oscar for his portrayal of Rooster Cogburn was as a sort of "lifetime achievement" handout from the Academy, and not because he actually delivered a tour de force performance.
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Post by: Straws Pulled At Random on June 18, 2011, 11:47:26 AM
Sanctum. Hilariously bad. 2/10
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Post by: MikeHz on June 18, 2011, 10:11:18 PM
Wayne didn't really act. He latched onto one stage persona early in his career, and after that the scripts were written for his character.


Going to see Super 8 tomorrow, and I expect my science fiction loving wife will enjoy it greatly.
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Post by: Gerbig on June 18, 2011, 10:17:23 PM
The Tale of Despereaux


6/10

had some magic, good storyline, disney-esk

but was just not incredible
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on June 19, 2011, 08:01:57 PM
Paul: 6.25
Story: 5
Science: 8
Comedy: 5
VFX: 7

I was disappointed in this one.
Simon Pegg's earlier work was great, but since "Run, Fat Boy, Run", I get the feeling that Hollywood has placed restraints on his style.
The idea of the movie was fun, but it was a pretty boring movie for the most part.

Some parts made me giggle, but it was nothing really memorable.
I did like that the RV was called The Beagle and they referenced Charles Darwin and Evolution, but it was a low brow affair with its attack on religion.

Pegg and Frost are better than this. The movie just felt dumbed down under the premise of lowest common denominator.

Bette luck next time.
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Post by: lukebourassa on June 20, 2011, 04:53:01 PM
Into Eternity

7/10

This is a documentary about how Finland is handling nuclear waste disposal. But unlike most documentaries that explore topics in a fairly straight-forward nature, Into Eternity is more an unsettling work of art. The filmmaker explores ideas like "How do you keep people out of a waste disposal site if people can't read and know nothing about nuclear energy/waste?" It explores this issue not like politicians, who might look 1 or 10 years into the future, but on very long time-scales, where the human race might be in a dark age, or be gone from the planet entirely.

Not everything in this movie is 100% factual, and much of the film is made very dramatic with music and very ominous lighting, but it's certainly worth a watch.
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on June 20, 2011, 04:54:18 PM
The Social Network

7.5/10

Good film. Didn't quite live up to the hype it received, IMO, but I'm glad I watched it.
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Post by: Beams on June 20, 2011, 07:06:39 PM
Avatar - 1 of 10.

After 15+ years, I just got a new TV (Hey, it's flat! And twice as large as the old one!), and thought this one would be good. It was recommended by a friend because of the visuals and CGI. But, jeez, it sucked. Really, really sucked. Had to check the connections to make sure there weren't wires for plot development, surprises, and character dimensionality that I had forgotten to hook up. No such luck. Darn.
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on June 20, 2011, 07:14:15 PM
Avatar - 1 of 10.

After 15+ years, I just got a new TV (Hey, it's flat! And twice as large as the old one!), and thought this one would be good. It was recommended by a friend because of the visuals and CGI. But, jeez, it sucked. Really, really sucked.

Ugh. The visuals made Avatar bearable in theaters, but I thought the film was absolute garbage.

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Had to check the connections to make sure there weren't wires for plot development, surprises, and character dimensionality that I had forgotten to hook up. No such luck. Darn.

 :laugh:
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on June 20, 2011, 07:30:41 PM
Avatar - 1 of 10.

After 15+ years, I just got a new TV (Hey, it's flat! And twice as large as the old one!), and thought this one would be good. It was recommended by a friend because of the visuals and CGI. But, jeez, it sucked. Really, really sucked. Had to check the connections to make sure there weren't wires for plot development, surprises, and character dimensionality that I had forgotten to hook up. No such luck. Darn.

And it's story is from Disney's Pocahontas.
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Post by: moj on June 21, 2011, 06:34:21 AM
Panic room 7 out of 10

It was good for what it was, but not great and dosnt have a high rewatch vaule. Good story, well done at keeping the tension up but not enough going on to make it great.
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Post by: lorryfach on June 21, 2011, 06:57:36 AM
Timecrimes (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0480669/)
Meh. It might have been a cool concept if the main character wasn't a moron and behaved at all like an actual person would. I'm confused by all the positive reviews.
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Post by: Old Hoplite on June 22, 2011, 10:27:50 AM
Kill the Irishman

Solid crime drama in the vein of Good Fellas and Casino.  More blue collar than the latter and more midwestern than the former.

Good cast: Ray Stevenson,  Christopher Walken,  Val Kilmer,  Robert Davi.

Good 8/10.

If you liked Goodfellas and Casino you'll like this movie. 
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Post by: jaypee on June 22, 2011, 10:34:34 AM
Kill the Irishman

Solid crime drama in the vein of Good Fellas and Casino.  More blue collar than the latter and more midwestern than the former.

Good cast: Ray Stevenson,  Christopher Walken,  Val Kilmer,  Robert Davi.

Good 8/10.

If you liked Goodfellas and Casino you'll like this movie. 

Interesting.. I've seen absolutely no promos for this movie. Where did you see it?
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Post by: Old Hoplite on June 22, 2011, 10:38:27 AM
Kill the Irishman

Solid crime drama in the vein of Good Fellas and Casino.  More blue collar than the latter and more midwestern than the former.

Good cast: Ray Stevenson,  Christopher Walken,  Val Kilmer,  Robert Davi.

Good 8/10.

If you liked Goodfellas and Casino you'll like this movie. 

Interesting.. I've seen absolutely no promos for this movie. Where did you see it?

DVD from Netflix
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Post by: jaypee on June 22, 2011, 10:40:09 AM
Cool, I'm adding it to my queue.
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Post by: lukebourassa on June 22, 2011, 11:04:52 AM
Kill the Irishman

Solid crime drama in the vein of Good Fellas and Casino.  More blue collar than the latter and more midwestern than the former.

Good cast: Ray Stevenson,  Christopher Walken,  Val Kilmer,  Robert Davi.

Good 8/10.

If you liked Goodfellas and Casino you'll like this movie. 

Interesting.. I've seen absolutely no promos for this movie. Where did you see it?

DVD from Netflix
Sounds awesome.

Stealing from bit torr--I, I mean... exchanging money for a legal copy right now like a good citizen..
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Post by: Halloran on June 22, 2011, 11:38:29 AM
Kill the Irishman

Solid crime drama in the vein of Good Fellas and Casino.  More blue collar than the latter and more midwestern than the former.

Good cast: Ray Stevenson,  Christopher Walken,  Val Kilmer,  Robert Davi.

Good 8/10.

If you liked Goodfellas and Casino you'll like this movie. 

Interesting.. I've seen absolutely no promos for this movie. Where did you see it?

DVD from Netflix
Sounds awesome.

Stealing from bit torr--I, I mean... exchanging money for a legal copy right now like a good citizen..

Isnt Netflix like $5 for unlimited streaming?
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Post by: wastrel on June 22, 2011, 11:48:10 AM
Kill the Irishman

Solid crime drama in the vein of Good Fellas and Casino.  More blue collar than the latter and more midwestern than the former.

Good cast: Ray Stevenson,  Christopher Walken,  Val Kilmer,  Robert Davi.

Good 8/10.

If you liked Goodfellas and Casino you'll like this movie. 

Interesting.. I've seen absolutely no promos for this movie. Where did you see it?

DVD from Netflix
Sounds awesome.

Stealing from bit torr--I, I mean... exchanging money for a legal copy right now like a good citizen..

Isnt Netflix like $5 for unlimited streaming?

$8 I think, though per Hoplite's post, this one is on Netflix DVD only.
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Post by: Eternally Learning on June 22, 2011, 12:29:28 PM
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The Men Who Stare at Goats

8/10

This was a pretty fun movie that despite the SGU interview with the author of the book the movie's based off of, I only just saw yesterday.  The acting was top-notch and I agree with one reviewer who said Clooney seemed to be chanelling John Cleese.  I especially liked that despite the silly nature of the topic this movie stayed human and made you care about the characters despite their eccentricities.  As a skeptical side-note too, I think (for the most part) the way the reported engaged with the odd characters was a good example of how not being a dick to people with kooky beliefs allows you to see that they are still human and gives you a deeper understanding of why they are the way they are.  I daresay that most skeptic's reactions (probably myself included) would have been to laugh them off and walk the other way.

The only negative things about this movie to me (and this may just be a short-coming on my part) is that it's not readily clear what point is being made.  I could easily see believers thinking that this movie supported psi even though I know that was not the author and script-writers' intent.  The journalist ending up being a practicing Jedi (him being played by Obi-Wan himself I found enormously funny) seemed at odds with the clear ridicule of the psi abilities of the other Jedis.  All-in-all though, the movie was very enjoyable, pretty damned funny, and definitely original and different.  I recommend this movie to anyone here.
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Post by: Halloran on June 22, 2011, 12:51:24 PM
Kill the Irishman

Solid crime drama in the vein of Good Fellas and Casino.  More blue collar than the latter and more midwestern than the former.

Good cast: Ray Stevenson,  Christopher Walken,  Val Kilmer,  Robert Davi.

Good 8/10.

If you liked Goodfellas and Casino you'll like this movie. 

Interesting.. I've seen absolutely no promos for this movie. Where did you see it?

DVD from Netflix
Sounds awesome.

Stealing from bit torr--I, I mean... exchanging money for a legal copy right now like a good citizen..

Isnt Netflix like $5 for unlimited streaming?

$8 I think, though per Hoplite's post, this one is on Netflix DVD only.

Good call.
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Post by: lukebourassa on June 22, 2011, 01:09:35 PM
Kill the Irishman

Solid crime drama in the vein of Good Fellas and Casino.  More blue collar than the latter and more midwestern than the former.

Good cast: Ray Stevenson,  Christopher Walken,  Val Kilmer,  Robert Davi.

Good 8/10.

If you liked Goodfellas and Casino you'll like this movie. 

Interesting.. I've seen absolutely no promos for this movie. Where did you see it?

DVD from Netflix
Sounds awesome.

Stealing from bit torr--I, I mean... exchanging money for a legal copy right now like a good citizen..

Isnt Netflix like $5 for unlimited streaming?

$8 I think, though per Hoplite's post, this one is on Netflix DVD only.

Good call.

Yea, I know... I have been telling myself that I need to get Netflix for a while. I just haven't done it. For sure it would be easier than searching torrents for a movie like "Monsters" and getting 500 hits for "Monsters of C*ck"
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Post by: Dionysus on June 22, 2011, 06:48:41 PM
From Paris with Love - 6/10. It wasn't horrible, but the plot was silly at best. I would advise ignoring it and instead focus on Travolta's character, which was awesome. It's that over-the-top-Samuel L. Jackson-in-every-movie-he's-ever-made type of role that carries the 90 minute action montage. Recommended, but you may not like it if Travolta isn't your cup of tea.
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Post by: wastrel on June 22, 2011, 06:57:40 PM
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Yea, I know... I have been telling myself that I need to get Netflix for a while. I just haven't done it.

It is well worth it.  Do you have an Xbox/PS3/Roku box/Other device so you can stream it to your TV?  That alone makes it worth it.  If I could only stream to my computer I probably wouldn't subscribe.

For sure it would be easier than searching torrents for a movie like "Monsters" and getting 500 hits for "Monsters of C*ck"

Don't judge Monsters of C*ck until you've seen it.  It is a surpassingly heartwarming coming of age story, with superb production value

;)
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on June 23, 2011, 07:22:18 AM
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The Men Who Stare at Goats

8/10

This was a pretty fun movie that despite the SGU interview with the author of the book the movie's based off of, I only just saw yesterday.  The acting was top-notch and I agree with one reviewer who said Clooney seemed to be chanelling John Cleese.  I especially liked that despite the silly nature of the topic this movie stayed human and made you care about the characters despite their eccentricities.  As a skeptical side-note too, I think (for the most part) the way the reported engaged with the odd characters was a good example of how not being a dick to people with kooky beliefs allows you to see that they are still human and gives you a deeper understanding of why they are the way they are.  I daresay that most skeptic's reactions (probably myself included) would have been to laugh them off and walk the other way.

The only negative things about this movie to me (and this may just be a short-coming on my part) is that it's not readily clear what point is being made.  I could easily see believers thinking that this movie supported psi even though I know that was not the author and script-writers' intent.  The journalist ending up being a practicing Jedi (him being played by Obi-Wan himself I found enormously funny) seemed at odds with the clear ridicule of the psi abilities of the other Jedis.  All-in-all though, the movie was very enjoyable, pretty damned funny, and definitely original and different.  I recommend this movie to anyone here.

The book really isn't a narrative, translation to a film would be tough.
It's ok as a film, but not great.
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Post by: Andrew Clunn on June 23, 2011, 09:21:53 AM
That movie was the clearest example of a film being ruined by the last 5 second.
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Post by: Eternally Learning on June 23, 2011, 10:55:52 AM
The book really isn't a narrative, translation to a film would be tough.
It's ok as a film, but not great.

I'm aware of the story was just a mechanism to explore the topic of the book, but in the special features, Ronson seemed pretty happy with the movie and the addition of the reporter to the story.  The creators of the film also didn't seem like they were believers or anything either and shared Ronson's views.

That movie was the clearest example of a film being ruined by the last 5 second.

Yeah, that was definitely my main point of confusion about the message they were trying to convey.  Best guess is they intended some sort of philosophical meaning.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on June 23, 2011, 07:13:51 PM
The book really isn't a narrative, translation to a film would be tough.
It's ok as a film, but not great.

I'm aware of the story was just a mechanism to explore the topic of the book, but in the special features, Ronson seemed pretty happy with the movie and the addition of the reporter to the story.  The creators of the film also didn't seem like they were believers or anything either and shared Ronson's views.

That movie was the clearest example of a film being ruined by the last 5 second.

Yeah, that was definitely my main point of confusion about the message they were trying to convey.  Best guess is they intended some sort of philosophical meaning.

It felt like the story skimmed the first few chapters, picked out the fun stuff and glossed over the rest.
The book delves into darkness in the later chapters.

Not a bad film though. Just not a great one.
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Post by: Skeptress on June 24, 2011, 08:21:56 PM
Finally watching Serenity Netflix streaming ftw!  It's just $10 now for streaming and DVDs both and I don't mind watching on the computer.

Anyway, Serenity 10/10 of course.  :P
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Post by: wastrel on June 24, 2011, 08:25:48 PM
Finally watching Serenity Netflix streaming ftw!  It's just $10 now for streaming and DVDs both and I don't mind watching on the computer.

Anyway, Serenity 10/10 of course.  :P

There are a ton of units you can use to stream to your TV now.  It's worth the investment, or at least it was for me.
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Post by: Skeptress on June 24, 2011, 09:40:33 PM
Finally watching Serenity Netflix streaming ftw!  It's just $10 now for streaming and DVDs both and I don't mind watching on the computer.

Anyway, Serenity 10/10 of course.  :P

There are a ton of units you can use to stream to your TV now.  It's worth the investment, or at least it was for me.

Oh we have a Wii but it won't be here for a few weeks yet and we don't currently own a t.v.  Streaming on the computer is also fine for just me.  But I wasn't sure what was/n't on streaming so I signed up for both ways.
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Post by: Halloran on June 25, 2011, 04:16:35 PM
Finally watching Serenity Netflix streaming ftw!  It's just $10 now for streaming and DVDs both and I don't mind watching on the computer.

Anyway, Serenity 10/10 of course.  :P

There are a ton of units you can use to stream to your TV now.  It's worth the investment, or at least it was for me.

Oh we have a Wii but it won't be here for a few weeks yet and we don't currently own a t.v.  Streaming on the computer is also fine for just me.  But I wasn't sure what was/n't on streaming so I signed up for both ways.

You know, a friend just found out his tv has Netflix software built in! I guess some new tv's come with it; he just connected via his wifi and now streams movies to his master bedroom. Heck, you might already have a way to stream it.
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Post by: David E. on June 25, 2011, 10:43:21 PM
Super 8

10/10  Best movie of the year. 
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Post by: Dionysus on June 25, 2011, 11:22:49 PM
Season of the Witch - 5/10

Just... ugh. I don't know why I continue watching Nick Cage movies. I thought maybe Kick Ass meant he was turning things around. Not so. Although I did enjoy the church bashing. Not enough of that in movies.
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Post by: Dirty J. Martini on June 26, 2011, 12:23:36 PM
Midnight in Paris - 8/10

This movie has the same plot as every recent Woody Allen movie - a couple realizes they may not be in love with one another, and one or both cheat on the other with varying results of hilarity, drama, or stupidity. However, this one has an interesting twist, and is pretty funny.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on June 26, 2011, 10:44:37 PM
Season of the Witch - 5/10

Just... ugh. I don't know why I continue watching Nick Cage movies. I thought maybe Kick Ass meant he was turning things around. Not so. Although I did enjoy the church bashing. Not enough of that in movies.

I don't dig his films either, but "Lord of War" was surprisingly good.
8/10
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Post by: Bunsen on June 26, 2011, 11:00:05 PM
Iron Man 2 - 4/10

Plot was swiss cheese, acting was generally phoned in, and John Favreua's circle-jerk of a character was completely unnecessary.  Also, pacing was terrible.
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Post by: Halloran on June 27, 2011, 11:59:14 AM
Season of the Witch - 5/10

Just... ugh. I don't know why I continue watching Nick Cage movies. I thought maybe Kick Ass meant he was turning things around. Not so. Although I did enjoy the church bashing. Not enough of that in movies.

I know what you mean. But I also have a kinda "you get what you deserve for watching a Cage film" attitude about it.  lol
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Post by: Bunsen on June 27, 2011, 12:04:03 PM
"you get what you deserve for watching a Cage film"

(http://boourns.cjb.net/thumb/pics.nicolas-cage-hair-is-a-bird.jpg)
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Post by: Eternally Learning on June 27, 2011, 12:05:01 PM
Season of the Witch - 5/10

Just... ugh. I don't know why I continue watching Nick Cage movies. I thought maybe Kick Ass meant he was turning things around. Not so. Although I did enjoy the church bashing. Not enough of that in movies.

I know what you mean. But I also have a kinda "you get what you deserve for watching a Cage film" attitude about it.  lol

Nick Cage is one of those actors who can be very effective when used properly, but utterly idiotic when misused.  There are some truly good movies he's been a part of and he worked well in them, but then there are those that you just wonder how they got made at all (Ghost Rider, I'm looking at you.).
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on June 27, 2011, 06:44:18 PM
Season of the Witch - 5/10

Just... ugh. I don't know why I continue watching Nick Cage movies. I thought maybe Kick Ass meant he was turning things around. Not so. Although I did enjoy the church bashing. Not enough of that in movies.

I know what you mean. But I also have a kinda "you get what you deserve for watching a Cage film" attitude about it.  lol

Nick Cage is one of those actors who can be very effective when used properly, but utterly idiotic when misused.  There are some truly good movies he's been a part of and he worked well in them, but then there are those that you just wonder how they got made at all (Ghost Rider, I'm looking at you.).

Haven't seen Ghost Rider, but it's production did interrupt my regular route to work for a couple of days.
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Post by: Dionysus on June 27, 2011, 08:46:29 PM
Consider yourself fortunate, sir. What I've seen I cannot unsee.
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Post by: jaypee on June 28, 2011, 06:28:35 AM
Other than Raising Arizona the only watchable Nick Cage movie is the first 2/3rds of Bringing Out The Dead. The man has no dramatic range and just plays the same character in every movie. He's like Keanu Reeves would be if Keanu Reeves could actually manage to make facial expressions and vocal inflections.
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Post by: David E. on June 28, 2011, 11:10:41 AM
Other than Raising Arizona the only watchable Nick Cage movie is the first 2/3rds of Bringing Out The Dead. The man has no dramatic range and just plays the same character in every movie. He's like Keanu Reeves would be if Keanu Reeves could actually manage to make facial expressions and vocal inflections.

I actually thought Keanu did a good acting job in Devil's Advocate.  Granted Pacino was so awesome in that he probably made Keanu seem better.   
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Post by: jaypee on June 28, 2011, 11:22:37 AM
Other than Raising Arizona the only watchable Nick Cage movie is the first 2/3rds of Bringing Out The Dead. The man has no dramatic range and just plays the same character in every movie. He's like Keanu Reeves would be if Keanu Reeves could actually manage to make facial expressions and vocal inflections.

I actually thought Keanu did a good acting job in Devil's Advocate.  Granted Pacino was so awesome in that he probably made Keanu seem better.

That movie was great in spite of Keanu. He was just good enough in that role that I didn't vomit with disappointment.
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Post by: Eternally Learning on June 28, 2011, 11:35:51 AM
Other than Raising Arizona the only watchable Nick Cage movie is the first 2/3rds of Bringing Out The Dead. The man has no dramatic range and just plays the same character in every movie. He's like Keanu Reeves would be if Keanu Reeves could actually manage to make facial expressions and vocal inflections.

I actually thought Keanu did a good acting job in Devil's Advocate.  Granted Pacino was so awesome in that he probably made Keanu seem better.

That movie was great in spite of Keanu. He was just good enough in that role that I didn't vomit with disappointment.

+1 for The Matrix

As for Nick, I liked Next, Kick-Ass (Come on!  He was perfect for that role!), Knowing, as cheesy and derrivative as it was National Treasure, Gone in 60 Seconds, The Rock, and believe it or not Con Air.

Very few of his movies were masterpieces of any kind, but his acting (as limited as it is) works well in the right situations.  Kind of like Tom Cruise.  They just have a certain screen presence that is fun to watch, but only if done right.  Otherwise it becomes silly.
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on June 28, 2011, 11:47:50 AM
As for Nick, I liked Next, Kick-Ass (Come on!  He was perfect for that role!), Knowing, as cheesy and derrivative as it was National Treasure, Gone in 60 Seconds, The Rock, and believe it or not Con Air.

Crap. I was talking about Mr. Cage's acting skills with a group of friends last night, and that's pretty much word-for-word what I said (haven't seen Next). Between this and what you said in the Possibilian thread, I'm convinced that we should share beers one day.

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Post by: Eternally Learning on June 28, 2011, 12:09:35 PM
Crap. I was talking about Mr. Cage's acting skills with a group of friends last night, and that's pretty much word-for-word what I said (haven't seen Next). Between this and what you said in the Possibilian thread, I'm convinced that we should share beers one day.

LOL!

Well, I'm coming down to Orlando from the 3rd through the 8th of August.  Any plans on being near there around then or is there an interesting half-way point to meet at?  I'd likely be carting 2 kids and my wife with me so I'd like to make it worth their while too.

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Post by: Drunken Idaho on June 28, 2011, 12:13:27 PM
Well, I'm coming down to Orlando from the 3rd through the 8th of August.  Any plans on being near there around then or is there an interesting half-way point to meet at?  I'd likely be carting 2 kids and my wife with me so I'd like to make it worth their while too.

Orlando's about a 4 hour drive from me, but that's possible! If we're* lucky, the July shuttle launch will be delayed until your dates in FL; Cape Canaveral is only like 90 min out of Orlando...


*I'll be in Texas on the scheduled date, but I've already heard rumors of a delay. Also, they expect over a million people to come into Cape Canaveral/Titusville to see final launch...
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Post by: Eternally Learning on June 28, 2011, 12:24:58 PM
Well, I'm coming down to Orlando from the 3rd through the 8th of August.  Any plans on being near there around then or is there an interesting half-way point to meet at?  I'd likely be carting 2 kids and my wife with me so I'd like to make it worth their while too.

Orlando's about a 4 hour drive from me, but that's possible! If we're* lucky, the July shuttle launch will be delayed until your dates in FL; Cape Canaveral is only like 90 min out of Orlando...


*I'll be in Texas on the scheduled date, but I've already heard rumors of a delay. Also, they expect over a million people to come into Cape Canaveral/Titusville to see final launch...

Oooo!  Now there's a plan!  I'll keep an eye out.  PM me if you catch any updates.  I wouldn't mind going to the cape even if there wasn't a launch though.
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Post by: Halloran on June 28, 2011, 12:30:42 PM
It always feels good when you start a thread that fosters a new bromance!

(http://editorial.sidereel.com/Images/Editorial%20Features/FOTC_bromance.jpg)
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Post by: Bunsen on June 28, 2011, 12:55:11 PM
That movie was great in spite of Keanu. He was just good enough in that role that I didn't vomit with disappointment.

No, that movie was amazing because of Keanu, who asked to take a pay cut to guild scale so that the producers could afford to bring in Al Pacino.
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Post by: jaypee on June 28, 2011, 12:56:38 PM
That movie was great in spite of Keanu. He was just good enough in that role that I didn't vomit with disappointment.

No, that movie was amazing because of Keanu, who asked to take a pay cut to guild scale so that the producers could afford to bring in Al Pacino.

OK, I did not know that my esteem for the man just shot straight up like my boner every time I think about how awesome that movie is.
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Post by: Bunsen on June 28, 2011, 12:58:27 PM
That movie was great in spite of Keanu. He was just good enough in that role that I didn't vomit with disappointment.

No, that movie was amazing because of Keanu, who asked to take a pay cut to guild scale so that the producers could afford to bring in Al Pacino.

OK, I did not know that my esteem for the man just shot straight up like my boner every time I think about how awesome that movie is.

He also took a 90% pay cut to get Gene Hackman to come on for "The Replacements."
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Post by: jaypee on June 28, 2011, 01:00:40 PM
That movie was great in spite of Keanu. He was just good enough in that role that I didn't vomit with disappointment.

No, that movie was amazing because of Keanu, who asked to take a pay cut to guild scale so that the producers could afford to bring in Al Pacino.

OK, I did not know that my esteem for the man just shot straight up like my boner every time I think about how awesome that movie is.

He also took a 90% pay cut to get Gene Hackman to come on for "The Replacements."

I'm sure I'm in the minority here, but I fucking loved that movie. I don't know why. I still love it. I think I may still own it, in fact.
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Post by: Eternally Learning on June 28, 2011, 01:10:15 PM
I would never equate a person's acting ability with their real-life character.  Keanu always seemed like a really nice guy and despite Bill & Ted can appear quite thoughtful which is probably why he gets hired so often.  No matter how stand-up a guy he is, his acting is still flat, uninspired, and just plain uninteresting.
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Post by: Blackmere on June 28, 2011, 01:41:19 PM
I would never equate a person's acting ability with their real-life character.  Keanu always seemed like a really nice guy and despite Bill & Ted can appear quite thoughtful which is probably why he gets hired so often.  No matter how stand-up a guy he is, his acting is still flat, uninspired, and just plain uninteresting.

Strangely, I agree with you up to and including the word flat and yet I still enjoy many of his movies. He's doing something right.
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Post by: Eternally Learning on June 28, 2011, 01:42:48 PM
I would never equate a person's acting ability with their real-life character.  Keanu always seemed like a really nice guy and despite Bill & Ted can appear quite thoughtful which is probably why he gets hired so often.  No matter how stand-up a guy he is, his acting is still flat, uninspired, and just plain uninteresting.

Strangely, I agree with you up to and including the word flat and yet I still enjoy many of his movies. He's doing something right.

He's picking the right movies and doing what it takes to get far better actors to share screen time with.
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Post by: David E. on June 28, 2011, 01:46:29 PM
I would never equate a person's acting ability with their real-life character.  Keanu always seemed like a really nice guy and despite Bill & Ted can appear quite thoughtful which is probably why he gets hired so often.  No matter how stand-up a guy he is, his acting is still flat, uninspired, and just plain uninteresting.

Strangely, I agree with you up to and including the word flat and yet I still enjoy many of his movies. He's doing something right.

He's picking the right movies and doing what it takes to get far better actors to share screen time with.

Up until Constantine.  That movie killed his status. 
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Post by: Eternally Learning on June 28, 2011, 01:48:05 PM
I would never equate a person's acting ability with their real-life character.  Keanu always seemed like a really nice guy and despite Bill & Ted can appear quite thoughtful which is probably why he gets hired so often.  No matter how stand-up a guy he is, his acting is still flat, uninspired, and just plain uninteresting.

Strangely, I agree with you up to and including the word flat and yet I still enjoy many of his movies. He's doing something right.

He's picking the right movies and doing what it takes to get far better actors to share screen time with.

Up until Constantine.  That movie killed his status.

You know... I was thinking about that movie being the exception as I wrote that.  What about Chain Reation though? 
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Post by: jaypee on June 28, 2011, 01:50:29 PM
I would never equate a person's acting ability with their real-life character.  Keanu always seemed like a really nice guy and despite Bill & Ted can appear quite thoughtful which is probably why he gets hired so often.  No matter how stand-up a guy he is, his acting is still flat, uninspired, and just plain uninteresting.

Strangely, I agree with you up to and including the word flat and yet I still enjoy many of his movies. He's doing something right.

He's picking the right movies and doing what it takes to get far better actors to share screen time with.

Up until Constantine.  That movie killed his status.

See.. I liked that movie and his role in it. His inability to act is sort of obscured when the character he's portraying is someone who doesn't have to appear happy or excitable.
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Post by: Halloran on June 28, 2011, 01:55:36 PM
For the record, some of us like Bill & Ted's and are excited they are making another one.  Point Break was badass too.
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Post by: jaypee on June 28, 2011, 02:52:14 PM
For the record, some of us like Bill & Ted's and are excited they are making another one.  Point Break was badass too.

(http://media.screened.com/uploads/0/770/248348-bill_lumbergh_large.jpg)

Uh, yeah... I'm gonna have to go ahead and disagree with you there..
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Post by: Blackmere on June 28, 2011, 03:32:50 PM
Maybe I still like him because, so far, all the bad movies ya'll have mentioned I've missed.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on June 28, 2011, 06:52:13 PM
For the record, some of us like Bill & Ted's and are excited they are making another one.  Point Break was badass too.

They'll always be fond memories from my pre-teen to early teen years.
Not sure I could watch them again though.
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Post by: Halloran on June 28, 2011, 06:58:37 PM
For the record, some of us like Bill & Ted's and are excited they are making another one.  Point Break was badass too.

They'll always be fond memories from my pre-teen to early teen years.
Not sure I could watch them again though.

Own them on DVD and even watched Bogus Journy a few weeks ago. Classics imho.  :)
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Post by: Bunsen on June 28, 2011, 09:07:01 PM
For the record, some of us like Bill & Ted's and are excited they are making another one.  Point Break was badass too.

(http://media.screened.com/uploads/0/770/248348-bill_lumbergh_large.jpg)

Uh, yeah... I'm gonna have to go ahead and disagree with you there..

(http://rlv.zcache.com/the_names_johnny_utah_tshirt-d2351369395144355681f52_500.jpg)
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Post by: Halloran on June 29, 2011, 12:12:32 AM
Dude. Patrick Swayze. Keanu Reeves. Gary Motherfukin Busey. Dude.
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Point Break Breakdown (http://www.cracked.com/funny-5399-point-break/)
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Post by: Straws Pulled At Random on June 30, 2011, 10:50:50 PM
and believe it or not Con Air.

Nick Chinlund: Bunny Scene (Con Air, 1997) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRr2OhbXTaE#)

PUT. THE BUNNY. BACK. IN THE BOX.

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True Grit - 7/10

I don't really see why it has received such amazing reviews. I thought it was pretty boring to be honest, apart from a few scenes. Although I don't really get the hype over the Coen brothers films all together, so maybe their films just aren't for me. I didn't like Fargo much at all, I've never understood why everyone adores The Big Lebowski. The only film of theirs I love is No Country For Old Men, which would have to be in my top 10 films of all time.
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on July 01, 2011, 01:19:44 AM
True Grit - 7/10

I don't really see why it has received such amazing reviews. I thought it was pretty boring to be honest, apart from a few scenes. Although I don't really get the hype over the Coen brothers films all together, so maybe their films just aren't for me. I didn't like Fargo much at all, I've never understood why everyone adores The Big Lebowski. The only film of theirs I love is No Country For Old Men, which would have to be in my top 10 films of all time.

Funny, we're pretty opposite on the Coens.

I guess they have a certain "like it or hate it" style. I really enjoyedTrue Grit, although I think that the Coens deserve the most credit for letting Bridges and the little girl act their asses off. I adore most other Coen movies; just the right mix of weirdness, seriousness, and humor for me... but I HATED No Country for Old Men. I was really into it for the first hour or so... and then I saw where it was going, and hated every following second until it got there.
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Post by: Straws Pulled At Random on July 01, 2011, 02:15:47 AM
True Grit - 7/10

I don't really see why it has received such amazing reviews. I thought it was pretty boring to be honest, apart from a few scenes. Although I don't really get the hype over the Coen brothers films all together, so maybe their films just aren't for me. I didn't like Fargo much at all, I've never understood why everyone adores The Big Lebowski. The only film of theirs I love is No Country For Old Men, which would have to be in my top 10 films of all time.

Funny, we're pretty opposite on the Coens.

I guess they have a certain "like it or hate it" style. I really enjoyedTrue Grit, although I think that the Coens deserve the most credit for letting Bridges and the little girl act their asses off. I adore most other Coen movies; just the right mix of weirdness, seriousness, and humor for me... but I HATED No Country for Old Men. I was really into it for the first hour or so... and then I saw where it was going, and hated every following second until it got there.

What do you mean you saw where it was going? Most people were completely surprised by the turn of events in the film. They thought it would end with a showdown between Moss and Chigurh. Are you saying you knew Moss was going to get killed?
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Post by: wastrel on July 01, 2011, 02:05:00 PM
Scott Pilgrim vs The World

9/10

I loved this movie from title credits to end credits. Quite different than I thought it would be, but in a very good way.

It is on HBO Go if people have that.
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Post by: Bunsen on July 01, 2011, 08:00:02 PM
Scott Pilgrim vs The World

9/10

I really hate being that guy, but the comics were much, much better.  Also, the video game.  FUCK.
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Post by: moj on July 01, 2011, 08:01:44 PM
Scott Pilgrim vs The World

9/10

I loved this movie from title credits to end credits. Quite different than I thought it would be, but in a very good way.

It is on HBO Go if people have that.

Never read the comics, and not sure what I expected but also really liked it as well. Very fun. I was also kinda meh about true grit. It was OK, but didn't think it was great.
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Post by: Blackmere on July 01, 2011, 08:18:11 PM
Scott Pilgrim vs The World

9/10

I really hate being that guy, but the comics were much, much better.  Also, the video game.  FUCK.

There's a scene near the beginning where he's walking through a party and you overhear a party goer in the background say something to the effect of, "The comics were SO much better."
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on July 03, 2011, 03:17:22 AM

Funny, we're pretty opposite on the Coens.

I guess they have a certain "like it or hate it" style. I really enjoyedTrue Grit, although I think that the Coens deserve the most credit for letting Bridges and the little girl act their asses off. I adore most other Coen movies; just the right mix of weirdness, seriousness, and humor for me... but I HATED No Country for Old Men. I was really into it for the first hour or so... and then I saw where it was going, and hated every following second until it got there.

What do you mean
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And dammit man, post your spoiler posts as spoilers!

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Post by: Straws Pulled At Random on July 03, 2011, 03:55:15 AM

Funny, we're pretty opposite on the Coens.

I guess they have a certain "like it or hate it" style. I really enjoyedTrue Grit, although I think that the Coens deserve the most credit for letting Bridges and the little girl act their asses off. I adore most other Coen movies; just the right mix of weirdness, seriousness, and humor for me... but I HATED No Country for Old Men. I was really into it for the first hour or so... and then I saw where it was going, and hated every following second until it got there.

What do you mean
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And dammit man, post your spoiler posts as spoilers!

Excuse my incandescence, Spaghetti Febolegnese!

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Post by: Drunken Idaho on July 03, 2011, 02:41:20 PM
Yeah, maybe I should give it another shot. It might have been a case of me hearing too many good things about it before seeing it. I totally agree with you on Chigurh, though... such a cool character.
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Post by: AxeGrrl on July 04, 2011, 07:26:43 AM

Have any of you seen the original 1976 Bad News Bears lately?   man, i'd forgotten what a kick ass movie this is :)   seriously, when's the last time you saw any film depiction of an adult/child relationship that's as mature/not-condescending as this?

sadly, it also serves as a reminder of how fucking annoying the child actors of today are.

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Post by: Dirty J. Martini on July 04, 2011, 11:53:29 AM
Battle: Los Angeles - 5/10

The effects were fun and the acting good, but there's no story here. The writing was pretty weak, too. There were some odd plot holes, and I didn't really care too much about what happened to any of the characters. The entire movie was "turned up to 11," too. There was no dynamic range, it was all "AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH"
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Post by: David E. on July 04, 2011, 12:14:34 PM

Have any of you seen the original 1976 Bad News Bears lately?   man, i'd forgotten what a kick ass movie this is :)   seriously, when's the last time you saw any film depiction of an adult/child relationship that's as mature/not-condescending as this?

sadly, it also serves as a reminder of how fucking annoying the child actors of today are.

The kids in Super 8 were not really annoying.  They were very real kiddish.
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on July 04, 2011, 12:46:45 PM
Anybody seen the new Transformers? It got panned pretty bad by reviewers, but the RT user reviews currently have it at 90%.
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Post by: Dionysus on July 04, 2011, 04:22:35 PM
You mean the Michael Bay horror show? :P  I'll just catch it on blu-ray.
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Post by: MisterMarc on July 04, 2011, 04:56:42 PM
Rewatched Carpenter's They Live for the podcast, and it holds up nicely. So great!
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on July 04, 2011, 07:41:18 PM
Ended up going to see Transformers 3 today, and it was better than I thought it would be. Still a lot of Michael Bay silliness... but lots of good robot fighting. 6.5/10
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Post by: migopod on July 04, 2011, 07:49:12 PM
Last night I watched The Assassin Next Door (available on Netflix Instant).  It seemed like a bit derivative of the Black Cat / La Femme Nikita plot line, but overall was interestingly re-cast as Russian immigrants in Israel and with a crime boss instead of a government wet-works program.  Quite watchable and not unworth the time spent.  Maybe 7/10.

I also watched Smokin' Aces II.  It was very much what it was.  Good if you liked Smokin' Aces, but otherwise a pretty much plot-free squib vehicle.
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Post by: AxeGrrl on July 05, 2011, 02:18:53 AM

Have any of you seen the original 1976 Bad News Bears lately?   man, i'd forgotten what a kick ass movie this is :)   seriously, when's the last time you saw any film depiction of an adult/child relationship that's as mature/not-condescending as this?

sadly, it also serves as a reminder of how fucking annoying the child actors of today are.

The kids in Super 8 were not really annoying.  They were very real kiddish.



Yay, that's reassuring :)   Hmm, I didn't find Abigail Breslin annoying in 'little miss sunshine' either........

maybe I should have just said "how fucking annoying the child actors that originate on the Disney channel are"   

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Post by: random poet on July 05, 2011, 02:30:57 AM
saw Midnight in Paris (new Woody Allen movie). 9.5 outta 10.

thoughts:
1) strange that woody wasn't in it. guess he's getting old.
2) great moral (live in the present, there was no golden age of anything, etc.)
3) great acting. lotta interesting cameos. Dali's moustache should have been bigger. Hemingway was just as intense as you would hope.
4) in essence, it was sort of a giant masturbatory author thing. but i am a writer so i'm down with that; as always, woody takes an idea that could be trite and makes it interesting.

best woody allen since he stopped making all his movies in new york.
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Post by: Moloch on July 05, 2011, 05:45:02 AM
Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon - 4.5/10

I could rant about this film for a while but I'll keep it down to a few points. For reference I'd give Transformers 1 - 6/10 and Transformers 2 - 2/10.

1) Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is used as a strung up piece of meat. She makes Megan Fox looks like a nun who could win an oscar.
2) They removed racists robots but left in racist humans
3) This movie is a contender for most orange and teal movie in history, and that's saying something because nearly every movie coming out of hollywood at the moment is an orange and teal mess.
4) One positive is that the action scenes and watchable and fluid, unlike the close-up metal mashes of the previous two films.
5) Another positive is that the number of comic relief characters was dialled back considerably compared to the second film and even the ones that remain are only used briefly.
6) As a transformers fan the story at least connected to the canon enough for fanboys to appreciate.
7) This movie ends so abruptly I was stunned.
8 ) Do not seek logic or try to point out plot-holes, it'd be like trying to point out all the stars in the sky.
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Post by: Audiophile on July 05, 2011, 05:51:34 AM
Rewatched Carpenter's They Live for the podcast, and it holds up nicely. So great!

I can, at random times, remember the "put the glasses on!" fight seem and start giggling lake a madman. Like now. :D
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Post by: Andrew Clunn on July 05, 2011, 09:19:11 AM
Bad Teacher 7 / 10

I laughed and thought it was well worth the price of admission.  Keep in mind that a 7 out of 10 is actually a very good score from me.  DO NOT bring kids to see it though.
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Post by: Straws Pulled At Random on July 05, 2011, 10:46:46 AM
Unstoppable - 6 / 10

Entertaining enough I guess, but nothing special. If Denzel Washington wasn't in it I'm sure it would have been panned by the critics.
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Post by: MisterMarc on July 05, 2011, 04:19:15 PM
Rewatched Carpenter's They Live for the podcast, and it holds up nicely. So great!

I can, at random times, remember the "put the glasses on!" fight seem and start giggling lake a madman. Like now. :D

Greatest fight in cinema history! Reason this movie gets 11/10 (forgot to rate it before).
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on July 05, 2011, 07:36:45 PM
Unstoppable - 6 / 10

Entertaining enough I guess, but nothing special. If Denzel Washington wasn't in it I'm sure it would have been panned by the critics.

Isn't Denzel the reason to pan a film?
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Post by: Straws Pulled At Random on July 05, 2011, 10:49:51 PM
Unstoppable - 6 / 10

Entertaining enough I guess, but nothing special. If Denzel Washington wasn't in it I'm sure it would have been panned by the critics.

Isn't Denzel the reason to pan a film?

I don't know. I just get the feeling that he is in a lot of average, forgettable films, but because they have him in it, they get good responses from the critics. Maybe it's because his acting elevates the film to a higher level, or maybe it's because they like the CUT of his JIB.

Unknown - 7.5 / 10

Watched it expecting it to be crap as it wasn't well liked by the critics, but it was surprisingly entertaining and not as over the top and silly as some of them had said it was.
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Post by: Blackmere on July 05, 2011, 10:53:55 PM
The Adjustment Bureau - 5 / 10

I wanted to like it. I just wish they had explained less about how it all worked. That and I couldn't shake the feeling I was being preached too even though my wife said she thought it was more of an anti religion thang.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on July 05, 2011, 10:58:19 PM
Unstoppable - 6 / 10

Entertaining enough I guess, but nothing special. If Denzel Washington wasn't in it I'm sure it would have been panned by the critics.

Isn't Denzel the reason to pan a film?

I don't know. I just get the feeling that he is in a lot of average, forgettable films, but because they have him in it, they get good responses from the critics. Maybe it's because his acting elevates the film to a higher level, or maybe it's because they like the CUT of his JIB.

Unknown - 7.5 / 10

Watched it expecting it to be crap as it wasn't well liked by the critics, but it was surprisingly entertaining and not as over the top and silly as some of them had said it was.

So what you're saying is: He has no care for that which he attaches his name to?
He won an award or nomination or something, for an early 90's film that was controversial at the time and is still considered a good actor even after more than a decade of steaming turd films.

Do yourself an anti-favour watch the book of Eli. It's like being poked in the eye for two hours.
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Post by: Bunsen on July 05, 2011, 11:01:13 PM
The Adjustment Bureau - 5 / 10

Eh, it's Philip K. Dick.  I have to.
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Post by: David E. on July 05, 2011, 11:01:32 PM
Denzel has the same power Michael Cain does. 
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Post by: Dionysus on July 05, 2011, 11:38:55 PM
He got the Oscar for Training Day, but Denzel Washington's best role by far was Malcom X, which he did not receive an Oscar for. Go figure. ::)
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on July 05, 2011, 11:59:34 PM
Denzel has the same power Michael Cain does.

Yeah, but MC can act, no matter who's paying his fee or how dodgy the production.

DW is always the same stiff jawed dude who missed out on his morning coffee a couple of days after giving up cigarettes, and probably hungover with only tomato sauce in the fridge a day before pay day.
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on July 06, 2011, 12:00:50 AM
DW is always the same stiff jawed dude who missed out on his morning coffee a couple of days after giving up cigarettes, and probably hungover with only tomato sauce in the fridge a day before pay day.

You just made me realize that DW and Bruce Willis are pretty much the same person.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on July 06, 2011, 12:05:43 AM
DW is always the same stiff jawed dude who missed out on his morning coffee a couple of days after giving up cigarettes, and probably hungover with only tomato sauce in the fridge a day before pay day.

You just made me realize that DW and Bruce Willis are pretty much the same person.

Whoa, you're right!
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Post by: Straws Pulled At Random on July 06, 2011, 12:33:27 AM
Unstoppable - 6 / 10

Entertaining enough I guess, but nothing special. If Denzel Washington wasn't in it I'm sure it would have been panned by the critics.

Isn't Denzel the reason to pan a film?

I don't know. I just get the feeling that he is in a lot of average, forgettable films, but because they have him in it, they get good responses from the critics. Maybe it's because his acting elevates the film to a higher level, or maybe it's because they like the CUT of his JIB.

Unknown - 7.5 / 10

Watched it expecting it to be crap as it wasn't well liked by the critics, but it was surprisingly entertaining and not as over the top and silly as some of them had said it was.

So what you're saying is: He has no care for that which he attaches his name to?
He won an award or nomination or something, for an early 90's film that was controversial at the time and is still considered a good actor even after more than a decade of steaming turd films.

Do yourself an anti-favour watch the book of Eli. It's like being poked in the eye for two hours.

I shall do no such thing!!
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Post by: Straws Pulled At Random on July 06, 2011, 12:34:20 AM
The Adjustment Bureau - 5 / 10

I wanted to like it. I just wish they had explained less about how it all worked. That and I couldn't shake the feeling I was being preached too even though my wife said she thought it was more of an anti religion thang.

I got half way through that and had to stop. One word: BOOOORRRRIIIINNNGGGGGGG.
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Post by: Straws Pulled At Random on July 06, 2011, 12:36:00 AM
Denzel has the same power Michael Cain does.
DW is always the same stiff jawed dude who missed out on his morning coffee a couple of days after giving up cigarettes, and probably hungover with only tomato sauce in the fridge a day before pay day.

This.
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on July 06, 2011, 12:36:16 AM
Do yourself an anti-favour watch the book of Eli. It's like being poked in the eye for two hours.

That's how I felt about The Road, too. I love post-apocalyptic stuff, and was totally excited about and then disappointed by those films.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on July 06, 2011, 01:40:18 AM
Do yourself an anti-favour watch the book of Eli. It's like being poked in the eye for two hours.

That's how I felt about The Road, too. I love post-apocalyptic stuff, and was totally excited about and then disappointed by those films.

Ha, I watched them back to back.
Probably why I think the road is kickarse. Though the end shat me.
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Post by: moj on July 06, 2011, 07:59:31 AM
Do yourself an anti-favour watch the book of Eli. It's like being poked in the eye for two hours.

That's how I felt about The Road, too. I love post-apocalyptic stuff, and was totally excited about and then disappointed by those films.

Ha, I watched them back to back.
Probably why I think the road is kickarse. Though the end shat me.

ha, yeah I really wanted to like both of those but couldn't finish either. Buy 30-45 and I just didn't care at all about anyone in it and had to stop watching.
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Post by: lukebourassa on July 06, 2011, 11:47:22 PM
Do yourself an anti-favour watch the book of Eli. It's like being poked in the eye for two hours.

That's how I felt about The Road, too. I love post-apocalyptic stuff, and was totally excited about and then disappointed by those films.

Ha, I watched them back to back.
Probably why I think the road is kickarse. Though the end shat me.

ha, yeah I really wanted to like both of those but couldn't finish either. Buy 30-45 and I just didn't care at all about anyone in it and had to stop watching.

Just re-watched The Road today. Couldn't disagree more (but I tend to enjoy movies that take time to develop, so long as the characters are good). This movie is unbelievably great in it's portrayal of the bleakness under post-apocalyptic circumstances and shouldn't be mentioned in the same paragraph as The Book of Eli in my opinion.

In a way, due to it's crushing sadness, The Road should probably be a one-watch movie. But I was so enthralled by how gray the world is and by how desperate humans had become that I really wanted to watch it again.

8 / 10
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Post by: lukebourassa on July 06, 2011, 11:55:48 PM
Sorry to post twice in a row but I had originally intended to post about Lawrence of Arabia before seeing the Denzel discussion.

Lawrence of Arabia

So... I get it... it's an old movie and the pacing is much different than what I'm used to. Also, it's an often-told story of the white man joining the savages, and it shouldn't suffer just because I've seen that story told a number of times in films made AFTER it.

But... over all, I thought Lawrence lacked character cohesion. First, he's this reckless guy who really wants to get into the wilderness. He meets the Arab tribes and feels like he's becoming a part of them. But then he seems to go through these crazy shifts of sadness at his state of affairs, wanting to re-join the British, wanting to help the Arabs, etc...  and while I would imagine a man in this situation WOULD feel all those conflicting emotions, the film didn't really transition from one to the other in a smooth manner. It just seemed like all of a sudden, Lawrence was a wreck, and then he was okay again, then he was a wreck again. Maybe because the movie is from the early 1960s, people were still filming plays instead of making movies (in the modern sense of the word).

I did rather like how the last part of the movie showed how hard it would be for a conquering group of nomads to actually run a city... very realistic.

5 / 10
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Post by: stonesean on July 06, 2011, 11:58:55 PM
Sorry to post twice in a row but I had originally intended to post about Lawrence of Arabia before seeing the Denzel discussion.

Lawrence of Arabia

So... I get it... it's an old movie and the pacing is much different than what I'm used to. Also, it's an often-told story of the white man joining the savages, and it shouldn't suffer just because I've seen that story told a number of times in films made AFTER it.

But... over all, I thought Lawrence lacked character cohesion. First, he's this reckless guy who really wants to get into the wilderness. He meets the Arab tribes and feels like he's becoming a part of them. But then he seems to go through these crazy shifts of sadness at his state of affairs, wanting to re-join the British, wanting to help the Arabs, etc...  and while I would imagine a man in this situation WOULD feel all those conflicting emotions, the film didn't really transition from one to the other in a smooth manner. It just seemed like all of a sudden, Lawrence was a wreck, and then he was okay again, then he was a wreck again. Maybe because the movie is from the early 1960s, people were still filming plays instead of making movies (in the modern sense of the word).

OR could it be that T.E. Lawrence, a real person, really was that conflicted?
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Post by: lukebourassa on July 07, 2011, 12:03:14 AM
Sorry to post twice in a row but I had originally intended to post about Lawrence of Arabia before seeing the Denzel discussion.

Lawrence of Arabia

So... I get it... it's an old movie and the pacing is much different than what I'm used to. Also, it's an often-told story of the white man joining the savages, and it shouldn't suffer just because I've seen that story told a number of times in films made AFTER it.

But... over all, I thought Lawrence lacked character cohesion. First, he's this reckless guy who really wants to get into the wilderness. He meets the Arab tribes and feels like he's becoming a part of them. But then he seems to go through these crazy shifts of sadness at his state of affairs, wanting to re-join the British, wanting to help the Arabs, etc...  and while I would imagine a man in this situation WOULD feel all those conflicting emotions, the film didn't really transition from one to the other in a smooth manner. It just seemed like all of a sudden, Lawrence was a wreck, and then he was okay again, then he was a wreck again. Maybe because the movie is from the early 1960s, people were still filming plays instead of making movies (in the modern sense of the word).

OR could it be that T.E. Lawrence, a real person, really was that conflicted?

As I wrote above.. I have no doubt that he was that conflicted, but the filmmakers sort of dropped these emotions onto the viewer without really hinting or foreshadowing them, so they come out of no where. No matter how accurate or not accurate a movie is to real life, filmmakers need to employ certain techniques so the audience finds the character actions to be believable. Otherwise, it's merely melodrama.
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Post by: kendranoelle on July 07, 2011, 12:48:44 AM
"The Man Who Fell To Earth"

I dunno, I just didn't "get it" I guess? A friend of mine finds this movie extremely meaningful and moving and all I got out of it were crappy cut scenes of memories from a desert planet and then a bunch of boobs and naked Rip Torn and David Bowie. It didn't help that I had "Space Oddity" stuck in my head the entire time I watched it.

3/10 I should have listened to my Netflix reqs- they said I wouldn't like it and they were correct. /o\
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Post by: Old Hoplite on July 07, 2011, 02:18:29 PM
"The Man Who Fell To Earth"

I dunno, I just didn't "get it" I guess? A friend of mine finds this movie extremely meaningful and moving and all I got out of it were crappy cut scenes of memories from a desert planet and then a bunch of boobs and naked Rip Torn and David Bowie. It didn't help that I had "Space Oddity" stuck in my head the entire time I watched it.

3/10 I should have listened to my Netflix reqs- they said I wouldn't like it and they were correct. /o\

Oh yes, the memories.  This movie along with "Go Tell the Spartans" was the first two movies I ever rented on VHS Tape. Talk about a double bill. Plus the fact that my room mate and I were drinking heavily did not help the viewing experince.  I later went back and watched "The Man who fell to Earth" again and I think it made less sense to me when I was as sober as a Baptist then it did when I was drunk as a lord.
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Post by: GodSlayer on July 07, 2011, 09:14:00 PM
The Cooler.

mmmmmmmmmm, 6? 6 out of 10?
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Post by: Boßel on July 08, 2011, 01:51:52 AM
Bottle Rocket

8/10

I really enjoyed this film. It's a Wes Anderson film, so naturally it will have Owen Wilson. I thought it was funny.
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Post by: lukebourassa on July 08, 2011, 02:23:54 AM
The Company Men

6 / 10

I was really looking forward to seeing this movie, then I heard a film podcast criticize it alongside Larry Crowne for being another movie written by millionaires that tries to capture the lives of "regular people" and fails miserably. Well, I was sort of glad to hear such a bad review right before watching it,because it pleasantly surprised me. First of all, this isn't really about "regular people," since the main protagonist owns a Porsche and is making $160k / year before he's laid off. But it was a fairly good look at recession lay-offs of higher-ups.

The ending sort of left me saying "meh" however. But overall it's not a bad movie.
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Post by: Skeptress on July 08, 2011, 12:59:36 PM
True Grit 9/10 fantastic film, highly recommend

The King's Speech 8/10 nothing to complain about, feel good movie
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Post by: Dirty J. Martini on July 09, 2011, 01:19:44 AM
happythankyoumoreplease - 5/10

This is a movie that doesn't know what it wants to be. Is it a romantic comedy? Is it just a comedy? Is it a dramedy?

Furthermore, there's little that's original about this movie. The main character - a 30-something white guy who's a writer (how original) -watches as a young boy on the subway get separated from his family. He ends up taking the kid in. About the same time he passes an attractive woman on the street and follows her to the bar where she works. He eventually gets around to creepily meeting her and they have a ridiculous relationship that no sane person would have. He blows it. He tries to make it better. Also, he tries to deal with the kid he's taken in.

There are some funny moments, but there's just not a lot here to care about. There are a few other characters who really weren't interesting enough to be memorable. There are breathless speeches between characters that are supposed to be deep and meaningful, but mostly feel forced and boring.
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Post by: Blackmere on July 09, 2011, 01:27:29 AM
Xanadu - 2/10

Why? Why did I do this to myself? I liked this movie when I was a kid?! WTF, 10 yr old me?

I gave it a 2 because Olivia Newton John was so pretty.
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Post by: wastrel on July 09, 2011, 07:01:40 PM
American: The Bill Hicks Story
8/10

A very well put together documentary. I have long been a Hicks fans so that my skew my perception, but found it very informative of his life and felt like it told his story in a very compelling way. I really liked the use of animation using still images.
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Post by: moj on July 09, 2011, 07:10:40 PM
American: The Bill Hicks Story
8/10

A very well put together documentary. I have long been a Hicks fans so that my skew my perception, but found it very informative of his life and felt like it told his story in a very compelling way. I really liked the use of animation using still images.

heh, I watched that a few nights ago on netflix and agree very informative and cool how they used the still's.  I had no idea he was so driven and started so young.
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Post by: MisterMarc on July 09, 2011, 07:25:05 PM
American: The Bill Hicks Story
8/10

A very well put together documentary. I have long been a Hicks fans so that my skew my perception, but found it very informative of his life and felt like it told his story in a very compelling way. I really liked the use of animation using still images.

Added this to my queue the other day....thanks for the reminder to watch it!
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on July 10, 2011, 05:59:45 AM
The Waterhorse
7/10

It was on the telly last night, neither of us wanted a concentration fest.
Turned out to be an ok kids film. Think Loch ness monster meets the tv show "surface" in ww2 Scotland.
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Post by: lukebourassa on July 10, 2011, 02:37:54 PM
One Upon A Time In America
9/10

I was surprised that I hadn't heard of this movie sooner, since I'm a huge Deniro fan (and a big fan of mob movies in general). But wow, what a great piece of cinema. It's 4 hours of greed, sex, violence, ambition, betrayal, etc. And it's directed by Sergio Leone, who made The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly so it has a different feel from, say, The Godfather or Goodfellas. I can't recommend this movie enough.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on July 10, 2011, 04:54:38 PM
One Upon A Time In America
9/10

I was surprised that I hadn't heard of this movie sooner, since I'm a huge Deniro fan (and a big fan of mob movies in general). But wow, what a great piece of cinema. It's 4 hours of greed, sex, violence, ambition, betrayal, etc. And it's directed by Sergio Leone, who made The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly so it has a different feel from, say, The Godfather or Goodfellas. I can't recommend this movie enough.

its 3 hours of that goddamn phone ringing....
Love Leone, but this didn't work for me.

Once upon a time in the west is much better.
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Post by: Skeptress on July 11, 2011, 01:06:27 PM
Julie & Julia 8/10 Really enjoy it. Liked the Julia bits the best.
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Post by: migopod on July 11, 2011, 02:41:25 PM
2012 Doomsday  0/10

I thought it would be stupid but at least entertaining stupid. No redeeming value. Wound up being an xian propaganda wankfest with lousy script, vapid characters and terrible acting.  Basically premised on the idea that xians were in the Yucatan in about 300ce and somehow formulated this weird Mayan/xian hybrid rapture+doomsday scenario where the black hole at the center of the milky way aligns with the earth in such a way that it (temporarily?) stops the earth's rotation.

Hijinks, although not hilarity ensue.
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Post by: stonesean on July 12, 2011, 07:26:24 AM
Foo Fighters "Back And Forth"

8.5/10

Even folks who don't like the Foo Fighters all that much will probably enjoy it.  For Nirvana (and other music of the era) fans: Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear, and Bob Mould show up for some nice "old fart" music nostalgia.

It has the potential to be interesting to a non-Foo fan in the same way that "Some Kind Of Monster" was interesting and engaging to my wife, who doesn't give a shit about Metallica.


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Post by: seaotter on July 14, 2011, 12:33:45 AM
Sex in the city two

Three out of ten. If you watched the show I guess you have to but it really feels like a victory lap. And the middle east stuff seemed like they were making light of the plight of women there.
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Post by: seaotter on July 14, 2011, 12:35:11 AM
Inception

8 out of ten. Really would have been great if they could cut another twenty minutes.
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Post by: MisterMarc on July 14, 2011, 12:38:36 AM
Just watched Shark Attack 3: Megalodon for this weekend's podcast episode.

Laughably bad! 15 million/10 rating for entertainment.

Shark Attack 3 - That Famous Line (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1XOfHax6Q8#)

 :roflolmao:
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Post by: Bunsen on July 14, 2011, 12:40:52 AM
Inception

8 out of ten. Really would have been great if they could cut another twenty minutes.

They probably could have by just eliminating one level of the dream-state, most simply the pointlessly drawn-out "snowy hospital complex place" level.
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Post by: Skeptress on July 14, 2011, 12:42:11 AM
Wow John Barrowman has fallen kind of far or did he make that movie just for the heck of it?  I had to watch the clip twice just to make sure he really said that lol.

Last movie watched: Gosford Park 8/10.
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Post by: MisterMarc on July 14, 2011, 12:43:20 AM
Wow John Barrowman has fallen kind of far or did he make that movie just for the heck of it?  I had to watch the clip twice just to make sure he really said that lol.

I believe it pre-dates his work on Torchwood.
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Post by: burpy on July 14, 2011, 04:20:23 AM
In the loop. 9 out of 10. It´s an all dialogue movie so not everybody´s cup of tea. Mainly follows a few days in the life of a British MP at a time when Britain and the US are at the brink of declaring war on some unspecified country. Some very funny moments and good insights into the internal working of politics. The guy who plays the Alastair Campbell type figure is hilariously perma-angry and has some great one-liners.
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Post by: Old Hoplite on July 14, 2011, 09:12:05 AM
Green Latern: Emerald Knights.

8/10.

Good animation. Liked the multiple stories and the focus on other Laterns other than Hal Jordan.

Sinstro is still a good guy and you get an Abid Sur story.

Not for kids. Lots of pretty rough langauge and violence: (Laterns die pretty regularly in this one.)

Warner Premier is doing a good job on all the DC animated movies so far.
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Post by: Timebandit on July 14, 2011, 11:37:03 AM
Hobo with a Shotgun

Hobo With a Shotgun Unrated Teaser Trailer! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CROq3yeqdRo#)

7.5/10

Spectacularly gory, darkly funny, and much much better than it sounds like it ought to be!
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Post by: Timebandit on July 14, 2011, 11:44:06 AM
Actually that was a lie, Hobo with a Shotgun was the movie I saw most recently for the first time, but the last movie I watched was "Muppet Treasure Island"  which is still undeniably awesome.  9/10 at least!

A Professional Pirate - Tim Curry Muppet Treasure Island 1996 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvUbbYX9BMs#)
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Post by: lukebourassa on July 14, 2011, 12:30:06 PM
Frida

8/10

One of the most entertaining biopics I've ever seen. Not only do you follow the life of a painter during a very fascinating time in history, but the filmmakers wove some of her works into the imagery of the film, putting the viewing experience on another level. The music was also very engaging.

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Post by: stonesean on July 14, 2011, 02:10:24 PM
The Invention Of Lying

6.0 / 10

Took a brilliant concept: "Religion is only possible in a world with lies" and made it feel dull and forced.

Only the incredible cast made me rate it higher than I did.

Loved the idea of the movie, the execution was piss poor. 
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Post by: Eternally Learning on July 14, 2011, 02:15:58 PM
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1) - 7.5/10

Watched it again before seeing part deux tonight with my wife the HP fanatic.  Most people cited pacing problems as what dragged this one down, but given how much was cut from the book I don't have a problem with those sequences in the film at all.  Daniel Radcliffe's acting is the main thing that brings it down for me.  All-in-all though, the movie was entertaining and enjoyable to watch thought I will say that some of the changes from the book stung a little.

Also, discovered the infamous "NYAAAAAAAAAHHHH!" scream from the part 2 trailers came from this movie!  Best part of rewatching it really.
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Post by: stonesean on July 14, 2011, 02:19:48 PM
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1) - 7.5/10

Watched it again before seeing part deux tonight with my wife the HP fanatic.  Most people cited pacing problems as what dragged this one down, but given how much was cut from the book I don't have a problem with those sequences in the film at all.  Daniel Radcliffe's acting is the main thing that brings it down for me.  All-in-all though, the movie was entertaining and enjoyable to watch thought I will say that some of the changes from the book stung a little.

Also, discovered the infamous "NYAAAAAAAAAHHHH!" scream from the part 2 trailers came from this movie!  Best part of rewatching it really.

I derisively called the last film "Harry Potter goes camping", but I'll go with my wife to the last one, I'm certain.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on July 14, 2011, 07:09:12 PM
Haven't seen them yet, but I recall there was an arse load of camping in the book.
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Post by: James on July 15, 2011, 09:30:08 AM
Just watched Shark Attack 3: Megalodon for this weekend's podcast episode.

Laughably bad! 15 million/10 rating for entertainment.

Shark Attack 3 - That Famous Line (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1XOfHax6Q8#)

 :roflolmao:

He says he's gunna eat her pussy but he probably wants her back to his hotel room for coffee-- creepy!
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Post by: Eternally Learning on July 15, 2011, 10:43:53 AM
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2) - 8.5/10

Pacing was far better this time around and really almost never gave me a chance to breathe.  This was probably the best acting Radcliffe has given us in the series and really did the movie justice.  Given how much material was in the book, I honestly think they did a very good job translating it all to the screen, but there were more than a few sequences when knowledge delivered in the book but not the movie was taken for granted and felt tacked on because of it.  The climax was handled well though there was some additional material added that wasn't in the book which also felt odd to me, but I suppose if you haven't read the book you probably wouldn't care.  Really, my only complaint is that some of the additional material seems to have taken away time for some of the more powerful moments in the book.

All in all, this was a well made movie and very engaging.  It has a very emotional core to it too which feels authentic and is pretty rewarding.  Definitely recommend for fans of the books and muggles alike.

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Post by: lukebourassa on July 15, 2011, 10:53:36 AM
Delicatessen

7 / 10

A French, surrealistic, post-apocalyptic black comedy. That's all you need to know.
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Post by: David E. on July 16, 2011, 04:55:28 PM
Harry Potter Pt. 2  4/10

I have to disagree with E.L., this Harry Potter movie had no Magic.  All the great moments in the book were handled with no style or emotional impact at all.  The movie was very flat and the only real emotion was:

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The movie failed on almost every level.

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Post by: Halloran on July 16, 2011, 05:07:45 PM
Harry Potter Pt. 2  4/10

I have to disagree with E.L., this Harry Potter movie had no Magic.  All the great moments in the book were handled with no style or emotional impact at all.  The movie was very flat and the only real emotion was:

(click to show/hide)
 

The movie failed on almost every level.

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Post by: Soodal on July 16, 2011, 05:18:01 PM
Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows 2 - 6.5/10
It's finally over!
I was voldermortified at the lack of costumes on show at our local cinema. I tried to make a wanderful one but got into a muggle with the beard and head wig. "'Ow long is this going to take?" Yelled my wife, who used to be fat but now is finnigan. "I'mgonnacall the cinema and check their seats are big enough for your longbottom"
"Before you do, please check my wizard costume."
"That's no wizard" she exclaimed, rowling of the floor with laughter "it's 'n ape! We all lovegood costumes, but only a luna-tic would wear that. If you do, you'reon your own Now harry up and get ready. I'm sirius."
Finally we left the house. "Shall we take the blue car or the olivevan, dear?" she asked. "It's snowing so we should take dur-sley" I advised.
Soon my wife pointed excitedly, "De-theatre's over there, across the, um, bridge".
Our local cinema is le strangest one I've seen. Every species is welcome there, and each has their own entrance. By mistake we went into the ani-malfoy-er, through the entrance for porcine guitarists, or the pig-riffin'-door.
We got our tickets and refreshments, and then took our seats. "This cola tastes awful" I said. "It's wee, silly! Please stop wanking, you'll get thrown out."
"I'm not wanking, it's 'n itch. By the way, how much were the tickets?" I asked.
"Not much - just a qui..."
"Don't you dare, woman."
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Post by: GodSlayer on July 17, 2011, 02:51:01 AM
Delicatessen

7 / 10

A French, surrealistic, post-apocalyptic black comedy. That's all you need to know.

actually, one more pertinent facet: subtitles? dubbed? in English originally?
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Post by: moj on July 18, 2011, 06:29:15 AM
Battle Los Angeles 5.5 out of 10

meh, it's an action flick, cool special effects but the story was just kind of dragged. At about 30-45 I got bored enough to open my laptop and start playing TF2, while still watching it in the background. I may have been too distracted but don’t think I missed much. I really wanted this one to be awesome but it took too long to get going. The end was cool looking, but took to long to get there and could have done more with the cool alien tech.
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Post by: jaypee on July 18, 2011, 06:35:41 AM
Battle Los Angeles 5.5 out of 10

meh, it's an action flick, cool special effects but the story was just kind of dragged. At about 30-45 I got bored enough to open my laptop and start playing TF2, while still watching it in the background. I may have been too distracted but don’t think I missed much. I really wanted this one to be awesome but it took too long to get going. The end was cool looking, but took to long to get there and could have done more with the cool alien tech.

I took my little brother to see it because he asked, and I was fully expecting it to be the worst PoS movie I've ever had to sit through, so I was pleasantly surprised when it was actually sort of watchable.

But it was basically ID4 meets War of the Worlds.
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Post by: stonesean on July 18, 2011, 06:48:22 AM
Battle Los Angeles 5.5 out of 10

meh, it's an action flick, cool special effects but the story was just kind of dragged. At about 30-45 I got bored enough to open my laptop and start playing TF2, while still watching it in the background. I may have been too distracted but don’t think I missed much. I really wanted this one to be awesome but it took too long to get going. The end was cool looking, but took to long to get there and could have done more with the cool alien tech.

You watched it at home, right?

Because if you were using a notebook or a hand held device in the movie theater, causing bright lights to hit my peripheral vision?

You sir, should get in the "folks stonesean will punch in the face if he has a chance" line.
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Post by: moj on July 18, 2011, 07:05:50 AM
lol yeah, it was at home I wouldn't be so brazen as to brag about my movie theater assholery.
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Post by: Nacreous on July 18, 2011, 04:06:31 PM
Battle Los Angeles 5.5 out of 10

meh, it's an action flick, cool special effects but the story was just kind of dragged. At about 30-45 I got bored enough to open my laptop and start playing TF2, while still watching it in the background. I may have been too distracted but don’t think I missed much. I really wanted this one to be awesome but it took too long to get going. The end was cool looking, but took to long to get there and could have done more with the cool alien tech.

I took my little brother to see it because he asked, and I was fully expecting it to be the worst PoS movie I've ever had to sit through, so I was pleasantly surprised when it was actually sort of watchable.

But it was basically ID4 meets War of the Worlds.

I took my grandson, likewise expecting little.  My low expectations might have helped the movie, but enjoyed it.
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Post by: jaypee on July 18, 2011, 04:07:46 PM
I think that's the rule of thumb: Go to movies expecting nothing, come away with something.
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Post by: amysrevenge on July 18, 2011, 04:48:32 PM
Sadly, I finally watched my first movie since this thread started.

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.  Again.  10/10
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Post by: burpy on July 19, 2011, 05:00:34 AM
King Arthur. Terrible. Just completely incoherent (a Jerry Bruckheimer trait). I understand that it´s supposed to be fantasy, but a group of eight or so men going around defeating whole armies? Really!? Also incredibly hammy acting. Keira Knightley looked great as usual.
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Post by: Peace Bunny on July 19, 2011, 05:17:34 AM
Abre Los Ojos, 8/10, much better than the remake, "Vanilla Sky"
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Post by: GodSlayer on July 19, 2011, 05:32:43 AM
King Arthur. Terrible. Just completely incoherent (a Jerry Bruckheimer trait). I understand that it´s supposed to be fantasy, but a group of eight or so men going around defeating whole armies? Really!? Also incredibly hammy acting. Keira Knightley looked great as usual.

did you forget the first word in the thread title?

Keira Knightly means an instant 5+, but what is the total rating it gets?
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Post by: burpy on July 19, 2011, 05:57:15 AM
King Arthur. Terrible. Just completely incoherent (a Jerry Bruckheimer trait). I understand that it´s supposed to be fantasy, but a group of eight or so men going around defeating whole armies? Really!? Also incredibly hammy acting. Keira Knightley looked great as usual.

did you forget the first word in the thread title?

Keira Knightly means an instant 5+, but what is the total rating it gets?

Okay, 2 out of 10 for some so, so battle scenes.
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Post by: GodSlayer on July 19, 2011, 06:09:14 AM
King Arthur. Terrible. Just completely incoherent (a Jerry Bruckheimer trait). I understand that it´s supposed to be fantasy, but a group of eight or so men going around defeating whole armies? Really!? Also incredibly hammy acting. Keira Knightley looked great as usual.

did you forget the first word in the thread title?

Keira Knightly means an instant 5+, but what is the total rating it gets?

Okay, 2 out of 10 for some so, so battle scenes.

a penis+brain grand total of 7 out of 10.

cheers.
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Post by: MisterMarc on July 19, 2011, 02:27:59 PM
Keira Knightly means an instant 5+, but what is the total rating it gets?

Okay, 2 out of 10 for some so, so battle scenes.

a penis+brain grand total of 7 out of 10.

cheers.

Gorgeous women cannot save a bad film. The Underworld movies prove this.
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Post by: Halloran on July 19, 2011, 02:43:45 PM
Groundhog Day 10/10

I saw it years ago,but it was on a movie channel the other day and so I watched it. Forgot how good that film is and how good Bill did in that film. Def a recommendation for all.
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Post by: stonesean on July 19, 2011, 02:49:56 PM
Groundhog Day 10/10

I saw it years ago,but it was on a movie channel the other day and so I watched it. Forgot how good that film is and how good Bill did in that film. Def a recommendation for all.

I read an interview with Steven "Ned Ryerson" Tobolowsky in which he said that Harold Ramis told him that he felt that it took Phil Connors 10,000 years to complete that day.  Forever changing "Groundhog Day" from a lighthearted comedy to a horror film in my mind.

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/29305/ (http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/29305/)
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Post by: lukebourassa on July 19, 2011, 03:38:51 PM
Groundhog Day 10/10

I saw it years ago,but it was on a movie channel the other day and so I watched it. Forgot how good that film is and how good Bill did in that film. Def a recommendation for all.

I read an interview with Steven "Ned Ryerson" Tobolowsky in which he said that Harold Ramis told him that he felt that it took Phil Connors 10,000 years to complete that day.  Forever changing "Groundhog Day" from a lighthearted comedy to a horror film in my mind.

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/29305/ (http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/29305/)

I'd believe that.  He had intimate knowledge of everything in town.. that would have taken so long. Maybe not 10,000 years.. but decades none the less.

BING!

BIIING! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPbijgSYe_4#)
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Post by: Halloran on July 19, 2011, 04:28:06 PM
In fact, Stephen did a AMA on reddit just a few months back and answered some quesitons about that film.

Q: How many times a day does someone stop on you on the street with some manner of reference to Ned Ryerson?

A: Probably on an average of five times a week. That means I mathematically have a couple days off.

Q: I feel for you. Microsoft should be paying you royalties for your lines in that movie if you ask me.

A: Microsoft paid me for the first Bing commercial, and then they hired someone else to say "Bing!" They used my "Bing" for the first commercial! Then they got someone else to Bing!

Q: So did you turn pro with that whole belly-button thing Ned?

A: The people from Punxatawny Pennsylvania invited me to visit them for Groundhog Day one time. I tried the whistling bellybutton trick on stage in front of 10,000 people, and it didn't work. I bombed. It looked obscene. It just looked like I was trying to show everyone my stomach while whistling with my mouth. It was really awful looking and I deeply apologize for offending a lot of sensibilities in Pennsylvania.

Q: My favorite performance of yours was as Sammy Jankis in Memento. What was your own personal favorite role and why?

A: Personally, my favorite role was Ned Ryerson. The reason why is because I felt like lightning was striking the earth while we were shooting that movie. A perfect storm.

He aswers a lot more questions (most not about that film) here: http://redd.it/g3qf5 (http://redd.it/g3qf5)


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Post by: Dionysus on July 19, 2011, 04:40:27 PM
Woah, MisterMarc, did you just badmouth Underworld?
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Post by: jt512 on July 19, 2011, 04:44:44 PM
The Ledge. 2/10.
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Post by: jaypee on July 19, 2011, 04:49:01 PM
The Ledge. 2/10.

Really? Do tell.
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Post by: jt512 on July 19, 2011, 06:58:37 PM
The Ledge. 2/10.

Really? Do tell.

Pretty much everything that could be bad about a movie was bad about this one: the plot was untenable, the writing sophomoric, the tone preachy.  Somehow, Liv Tyler wasn't even beautiful.  All of that could be forgiven (ok, maybe not Liv Tyler) if at least the movie addressed atheism and religion in a meaningful way, but the religious foe was a Christian fundie who was beyond a caricature of a religious nut job by an order of magnitude.  He was more a religious psychopath, which negated any possibility of treating the issue of religion in a thoughtful manner.

Jay
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Post by: Nacreous on July 19, 2011, 07:44:33 PM
Groundhog Day 10/10

Agree.

You never know where a perfect movie will come from.  If I'd read the premise before seeing it, I would have expected a silly-ass throwaway.  Instead, we got a movie that is pitch-perfect from beginning to end.  A complete gem that makes Murray an immortal of film.
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Post by: GodSlayer on July 19, 2011, 10:20:28 PM
Transformers 2

2/10
definitely movie-making for the sake of making profit.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on July 19, 2011, 10:32:07 PM
Transformers 2

2/10
definitely movie-making for the sake of making profit.

Transformers 2: Attack of the robot testicles
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Post by: GodSlayer on July 19, 2011, 10:36:31 PM
one moment Blackbird is a crippled old rusty piece of shit, the next, his parts will make Optimus more awesome than ever...

ugh.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on July 19, 2011, 10:39:32 PM
I don't remember that, I think I turned it off soon after they chat to Blackbird.
Never saw the end of the film because it was so irritating to watch.
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Post by: lukebourassa on July 19, 2011, 10:57:12 PM
Horrible Bosses

6/10

I want to give this a 7/10 because I laughed a lot during this movie. But, I know that I'd probably have a different reaction if I saw this at home, away from the contagion of a crowded theater. The plot isn't terribly complicated, but it was a fun time. Jennifer Aniston actually plays a character (instead of playing herself), and Colin Farrell is freaking hilarious.
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on July 20, 2011, 12:29:21 AM
Red

7/10, fun shoot 'em up if you're into that sort of thing. Great cast.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on July 20, 2011, 12:40:34 AM
Red

7/10, fun shoot 'em up if you're into that sort of thing. Great cast.

Could have been a bit more awesome.
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on July 20, 2011, 12:45:02 AM
Red

7/10, fun shoot 'em up if you're into that sort of thing. Great cast.

Could have been a bit more awesome.

Yeah... but seeing The Expendables a while back made this film look like freaking Groundhog Day.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on July 20, 2011, 12:45:55 AM
Red

7/10, fun shoot 'em up if you're into that sort of thing. Great cast.

Could have been a bit more awesome.

Yeah... but seeing The Expendables a while back made this film look like freaking Groundhog Day.

Oh man, how can they take an awesome action packed cast and make it boring?
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on July 20, 2011, 12:50:28 AM
Red

7/10, fun shoot 'em up if you're into that sort of thing. Great cast.

Could have been a bit more awesome.

Yeah... but seeing The Expendables a while back made this film look like freaking Groundhog Day.

Oh man, how can they take an awesome action packed cast and make it boring?

Aaaaand my analogy sucked.

The Expendables was pretty terrible, and I avoided seeing Red at the time it came out bc of The Expendables. Since Groundhog Day is a freaking amazing film, I was trying to say that after seeing The Expendables, Red seemed as good as Groundhog Day.

It's not as good as Groundhog Day, but the cast is awesome, it's pretty funny, and there is a LOT of shooting.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on July 20, 2011, 12:53:31 AM
I was referring to the expendables.
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on July 20, 2011, 01:02:27 AM
I was referring to the expendables.

Ah. Yeah, I expected way more. Cast was entertaining, but the story and script both stunk of the movie taking itself too seriously... but not in that fun, campy, '80's shoot-em-up sort of way.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on July 20, 2011, 01:14:50 AM
I was referring to the expendables.

Ah. Yeah, I expected way more. Cast was entertaining, but the story and script both stunk of the movie taking itself too seriously... but not in that fun, campy, '80's shoot-em-up sort of way.

It started out ok, but just got dead boring after the first hour.
Oh well. Nice idea.
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on July 20, 2011, 01:16:23 AM
I was referring to the expendables.

Ah. Yeah, I expected way more. Cast was entertaining, but the story and script both stunk of the movie taking itself too seriously... but not in that fun, campy, '80's shoot-em-up sort of way.

It started out ok, but just got dead boring after the first hour.
Oh well. Nice idea.

Agreed. But see Red, if you haven't already!
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on July 20, 2011, 01:17:43 AM
I was referring to the expendables.

Ah. Yeah, I expected way more. Cast was entertaining, but the story and script both stunk of the movie taking itself too seriously... but not in that fun, campy, '80's shoot-em-up sort of way.

It started out ok, but just got dead boring after the first hour.
Oh well. Nice idea.

Agreed. But see Red, if you haven't already!

Yeah red is good. Couple of dull spots and a little convoluted, but hey, all star cast MFKAS!
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on July 20, 2011, 01:37:32 AM
Oh yeah, saw the new HP last night. 9/10, good finish for the series.

Yeah red is good. Couple of dull spots and a little convoluted, but hey, all star cast MFKAS!

What are some of your favorite popcorn action flicks?
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on July 20, 2011, 01:49:39 AM
Oh yeah, saw the new HP last night. 9/10, good finish for the series.

Yeah red is good. Couple of dull spots and a little convoluted, but hey, all star cast MFKAS!

What are some of your favorite popcorn action flicks?

You had to ask the really hard question didn't you?
Seriously, I have trouble remembering that I've seen films unless I read/hear the name.

I tried to answer, but it's too hard and probably belongs in another thread. :-\
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Post by: stonesean on July 20, 2011, 02:59:29 AM
Groundhog Day 10/10

Agree.

You never know where a perfect movie will come from.  If I'd read the premise before seeing it, I would have expected a silly-ass throwaway.  Instead, we got a movie that is pitch-perfect from beginning to end.  A complete gem that makes Murray an immortal of film.

Agreed.  Frankly, I think it's because sometimes Harold Ramis can capture lightning in a bottle.

See: Caddyshack, National Lampoon's Vacation, Groundhog Day.....

Though sometimes his projects backfire horribly.

See: Year One, Stuart Saves His Family....

I actually quite liked "The Ice Harvest", but I'm not really in the majority on that one.....
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Post by: burpy on July 20, 2011, 04:34:48 AM
Season of the Witch - 5/10

Just... ugh. I don't know why I continue watching Nick Cage movies. I thought maybe Kick Ass meant he was turning things around. Not so. Although I did enjoy the church bashing. Not enough of that in movies.

I don't dig his films either, but "Lord of War" was surprisingly good.
8/10

Nick Cage as an action hero= truly terrible.
Nick Cage doing anything else= normally pretty good.
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Post by: GodSlayer on July 20, 2011, 05:01:04 AM
I don't remember that, I think I turned it off soon after they chat to Blackbird.
Never saw the end of the film because it was so irritating to watch.

it just gets worse and worse ...and for a movie that starts off using attack helicopters at a distance and altitude from which the enemy can swat them out of the sky, that's saying a lot!
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Post by: moj on July 20, 2011, 06:48:33 AM
Red

7/10, fun shoot 'em up if you're into that sort of thing. Great cast.

Could have been a bit more awesome.

I agree, it could have been more awesome if it wasn't trying to force a generational rift. All the good guys are baby boomers, the bad guys gen x-ers. It was fun, and well done but didn't like the constant "get off my lawn" or "young people just don't know" vibe it was putting out. I never read the comic so maybe that's part of the story but seemed like it was trying really hard to appeal to older people at the expense of younger people.  Maybe I’m just over analyzing it though.
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Post by: burpy on July 20, 2011, 07:52:00 AM
I don't remember that, I think I turned it off soon after they chat to Blackbird.
Never saw the end of the film because it was so irritating to watch.

it just gets worse and worse ...and for a movie that starts off using attack helicopters at a distance and altitude from which the enemy can swat them out of the sky, that's saying a lot!

I´ve never seem a good film that´s based on a comic book or a children´s toy. Why do you guys keep torturing yourselves?
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Post by: moj on July 20, 2011, 08:09:58 AM
I don't remember that, I think I turned it off soon after they chat to Blackbird.
Never saw the end of the film because it was so irritating to watch.

it just gets worse and worse ...and for a movie that starts off using attack helicopters at a distance and altitude from which the enemy can swat them out of the sky, that's saying a lot!

I´ve never seem a good film that´s based on a comic book or a children´s toy. Why do you guys keep torturing yourselves?

There have been lots of good comic movies, and transformers was one of those things that I suspect many of us grow up playing with. When I was a kid graphic's where not at all good enough to try and make a none cartoon action transformers movie. Its why the first one did so well, so many people who had grown up with them, really wanted to the movie to be awesome. I only made thought about 20 minus of the second one though. The writing was just so, so bad.
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Post by: burpy on July 20, 2011, 08:35:05 AM
I don't remember that, I think I turned it off soon after they chat to Blackbird.
Never saw the end of the film because it was so irritating to watch.

it just gets worse and worse ...and for a movie that starts off using attack helicopters at a distance and altitude from which the enemy can swat them out of the sky, that's saying a lot!



I´ve never seem a good film that´s based on a comic book or a children´s toy. Why do you guys keep torturing yourselves?

There have been lots of good comic movies, and transformers was one of those things that I suspect many of us grow up playing with. When I was a kid graphic's where not at all good enough to try and make a none cartoon action transformers movie. Its why the first one did so well, so many people who had grown up with them, really wanted to the movie to be awesome. I only made thought about 20 minus of the second one though. The writing was just so, so bad.

I have a friend who is into comics, Judge Dredd, anime and stuff. He used to make us go to the cinema and watch these comic book adaptations and invariably they were terrible. I enjoy dialogue, not a series of one-liners. And I like my characters to have depth. Inserting a couple of scenes where the main protagonist mopes around with a pained expression on his face, does not equal depth.
Of course as Mark kermode says "other opinions are available", but I gave watching these things a last throw of the dice with "Batman, the Dark Knight" and I think that will be the last time I do.
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Post by: moj on July 20, 2011, 08:49:42 AM
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but I gave watching these things a last throw of the dice with "Batman, the Dark Knight" and I think that will be the last time I do.

See there's your problem, clearly you are communist.  Anyone who doesn’t like dark knight is a dirty pinko :P 
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Post by: B SIDE on July 20, 2011, 09:05:05 AM
Hey, The Transformers The Movie (1986) was cool.  They killed Prime!  That's a bold move!


Last movie I saw was Knowing.  Psychic message about the end of the world ends up in the hands of an atheist- who turns all Jesusy at the end.  Deus ex Machina and all.  Damn shame, since it was otherwise well put together, though with just barely better than mediocre acting.  5/10
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Post by: burpy on July 20, 2011, 09:07:17 AM
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but I gave watching these things a last throw of the dice with "Batman, the Dark Knight" and I think that will be the last time I do.

See there's your problem, clearly you are communist.  Anyone who doesn’t like dark knight is a dirty pinko :P

Holy exclamation! I am unmasked!
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Post by: lukebourassa on July 20, 2011, 09:11:28 AM
Red

7/10, fun shoot 'em up if you're into that sort of thing. Great cast.

Could have been a bit more awesome.

Was a shame how slow and empty this movie felt. Needed more jokes per minute.
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Post by: David E. on July 20, 2011, 09:56:04 AM
I don't remember that, I think I turned it off soon after they chat to Blackbird.
Never saw the end of the film because it was so irritating to watch.

it just gets worse and worse ...and for a movie that starts off using attack helicopters at a distance and altitude from which the enemy can swat them out of the sky, that's saying a lot!

I´ve never seem a good film that´s based on a comic book or a children´s toy. Why do you guys keep torturing yourselves?

YOu seriously have not?  You did not think the two Batman movies were at least good? 
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Post by: Karyn on July 20, 2011, 12:16:15 PM
Perfume (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0396171/) 8/10.  It has serial killers and orgies.  How could I not enjoy it?
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on July 20, 2011, 01:01:55 PM
What are some of your favorite popcorn action flicks?

You had to ask the really hard question didn't you?
Seriously, I have trouble remembering that I've seen films unless I read/hear the name.

I tried to answer, but it's too hard and probably belongs in another thread. :-\

Hmm. Not looking for a ranking or anything, but since you had similar feelings on The Expendables and Red, I wondered if I could acquire some movies to see based on movies you've enjoyed. And you're right, I'm'a make a thread about this... and done (http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,36943.0.html).

Last movie I saw was Knowing.  Psychic message about the end of the world ends up in the hands of an atheist- who turns all Jesusy at the end.  Deus ex Machina and all.  Damn shame, since it was otherwise well put together, though with just barely better than mediocre acting.  5/10

Ugh. A pretty cool movie until the end, which completely ruined it.
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Post by: GodSlayer on July 20, 2011, 07:37:29 PM
I´ve never seem a good film that´s based on a comic book or a children´s toy. Why do you guys keep torturing yourselves?

Megan
Fox.

she did look good in that movie, and I'm not even a Megan Fox fanboy.
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Post by: GodSlayer on July 20, 2011, 07:38:35 PM
I´ve never seem a good film that´s based on a comic book or a children´s toy. Why do you guys keep torturing yourselves?

YOu seriously have not?  You did not think the two Batman movies were at least good? 

Dark Knight was awesome

and Anne Hathaway in the next one ...omg I can't wait!#^&
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Post by: Nacreous on July 20, 2011, 09:50:24 PM
I´ve never seem a good film that´s based on a comic book or a children´s toy. Why do you guys keep torturing yourselves?

YOu seriously have not?  You did not think the two Batman movies were at least good? 

Dark Knight was awesome

Truly--and I don't even like comic book movies.
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Post by: GodSlayer on July 20, 2011, 11:10:07 PM
I´ve never seem a good film that´s based on a comic book or a children´s toy. Why do you guys keep torturing yourselves?

YOu seriously have not?  You did not think the two Batman movies were at least good? 

Dark Knight was awesome

Truly--and I don't even like comic book movies.

neither (probably doesn't help that I wait for them to be on free TV before watching them, since they have no redeeming value other than the visual spectacle)
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Post by: lukebourassa on July 21, 2011, 12:48:41 AM

I´ve never seem a good film that´s based on a comic book or a children´s toy. Why do you guys keep torturing yourselves?

Watchmen
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Post by: burpy on July 21, 2011, 05:21:33 AM
I´ve never seem a good film that´s based on a comic book or a children´s toy. Why do you guys keep torturing yourselves?

YOu seriously have not?  You did not think the two Batman movies were at least good? 

Dark Knight was awesome

and Anne Hathaway in the next one ...omg I can't wait!#^&

I like great characterisation and dialogue. Two of my favourite films of the last few years have been The Man From Earth an Sideways. Comic based films have comic book dialogue and one dimensional characters. The whole "am I doing the right thing" angst that Batman goes through just looked liked a contrived way of levering a bit of roundedness into his character and looked a bit forced to me. CGI doesn´t impress me. A million computer generated Orcs storming a computer generated castle is not as cool as 1400 extras and 250 horses in full battle dress from an Akira Kurosawa flick. Perhaps i was having a bad day when I watched it, or maybe the hype ruined it. But I felt there just wasn´t anything new or interesting in the Batman film that I couldn´t get somewhere else.
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Post by: B SIDE on July 21, 2011, 08:27:08 AM
Burpy:

American Splendor
The Crow
From Hell
Kick Ass
Men in Black
Red
Scott Pilgrim vs The World
Sin City
Weird Science

All comics movies!  Is there really nothing on that list that you like?
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Post by: Moloch on July 21, 2011, 08:36:09 AM
Burpy:

American Splendor
The Crow
From Hell
Kick Ass
Men in Black
Red
Scott Pilgrim vs The World
Sin City
Weird Science

All comics movies!  Is there really nothing on that list that you like?

I would add 300, but that's quite divisive. Also The Rocketeer, Ghost World, A History of Violence and Road to Perdition
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Post by: burpy on July 21, 2011, 09:58:18 AM
Burpy:

American Splendor
The Crow
From Hell
Kick Ass
Men in Black
Red
Scott Pilgrim vs The World
Sin City
Weird Science

All comics movies!  Is there really nothing on that list that you like?

I haven´t seen all of them but out of those I thought that American Splendour was good. But then that was a different sort of comic, definitely the best comic I have ever read. Also From Hell was good. But I could make my own list of terrible adaptations;

League of extraordinary Gentlemen
Judge Dredd
Fantastic Four
X-men (whichever one it was that I had the misfortune to watch)
Spawn (I will never forgive my friend for making us watch this)
Constantine

There is a wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_based_on_English-language_comics) about comic book/film adaptations, and reading through the list, I realise that there are a few that I like, such as When the Wind Blows and Red Sonja but they seem to be the exceptions that prove the rule.
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Post by: lukebourassa on July 21, 2011, 12:41:18 PM
Let Me In

7/10

Wasn't as good as the original, Swedish version, but still was very well made. Had great, chilling moments.
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Post by: GodSlayer on July 21, 2011, 09:44:21 PM
Kick Ass

ooh, I heard that was friggin' awesome, and they're doing a sequel.

From Hell sucked testicles.

I would add 300, but that's quite divisive history not make-believe.

FTFY
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on July 21, 2011, 09:52:56 PM
Kick Ass

ooh, I heard that was friggin' awesome, and they're doing a sequel.

From Hell sucked testicles.

I would add 300, but that's quite divisive history not make-believe.

FTFY

Kickass was good, but not great.
I expected more.
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on July 22, 2011, 12:39:30 AM
Kickass was good, but not great.
I expected more.

Yeah-- it was a really fun film to watch, but I think the hugely positive reviews resulted mostly because people expected it to suck.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on July 22, 2011, 12:43:18 AM
Kickass was good, but not great.
I expected more.

Yeah-- it was a really fun film to watch, but I think the hugely positive reviews resulted mostly because people expected it to suck.

I watched it after hearing all the hype :(
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on July 22, 2011, 12:47:56 AM
Kickass was good, but not great.
I expected more.

Yeah-- it was a really fun film to watch, but I think the hugely positive reviews resulted mostly because people expected it to suck.

I watched it after hearing all the hype :(

I watched while under the influence and expecting it to suck... so in my memory, it was AWESOME.
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Post by: amysrevenge on July 22, 2011, 12:58:57 AM
Grabbed Sucker Punch from the redbox on the way home from work.  It was good enough that I watched it twice (while painting away at my toy soldiers).  Cute girls, sweet dragon, sword fights, etc.

7/10
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on July 22, 2011, 01:16:59 AM
Grabbed Sucker Punch from the redbox on the way home from work.  It was good enough that I watched it twice (while painting away at my toy soldiers).  Cute girls, sweet dragon, sword fights, etc.

7/10

Been wanting to watch this one, big fan of the director's previous works.
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Post by: lukebourassa on July 22, 2011, 03:02:24 AM
The Kids Are Alright

8/10

Funny, but touching exploration of a 2-mom family. Basically it's a much better version of Made In America.
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Post by: j_j on July 22, 2011, 03:42:35 AM
"Horrible Bosses"

0/10.

My teenager offered the perfect, succinct summary: "At least it was short".
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Post by: jaypee on July 22, 2011, 06:44:18 AM
Grabbed Sucker Punch from the redbox on the way home from work.  It was good enough that I watched it twice (while painting away at my toy soldiers).  Cute girls, sweet dragon, sword fights, etc.

7/10

I wanted to see this movie, but it seems like it was only in theaters for about two weeks, which usually means that it bombed... And how could a movie with insanely hot chicks and crazy CGI have bombed if it wasn't terrible?

Not saying it is terrible, just saying that's how my reasoning process works.

I'll probably wait for it to be available On Demand.
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Post by: amysrevenge on July 22, 2011, 11:16:46 AM
how could a movie with insanely hot chicks and crazy CGI have bombed if it wasn't terrible?

If you like those things, you'll probably like this.

I was a bit distracted, so I watched all the action sequences twice on my first pass.
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Post by: wastrel on July 22, 2011, 11:23:31 AM
The Adjustment Bureau

5/10

The premise was OK, even with religious undertones.  The love story was overly sappy though, and it could have been much better executed.
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on July 22, 2011, 12:41:17 PM
The Silence of the Lambs.

9/10. Still awesome.
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Post by: David E. on July 22, 2011, 05:16:59 PM
Grabbed Sucker Punch from the redbox on the way home from work.  It was good enough that I watched it twice (while painting away at my toy soldiers).  Cute girls, sweet dragon, sword fights, etc.

7/10

I wanted to see this movie, but it seems like it was only in theaters for about two weeks, which usually means that it bombed... And how could a movie with insanely hot chicks and crazy CGI have bombed if it wasn't terrible?

Not saying it is terrible, just saying that's how my reasoning process works.

I'll probably wait for it to be available On Demand.

It was not rated R.

Captain America  9/10  Awesome movie. 
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Post by: B SIDE on July 22, 2011, 08:38:58 PM
I was a little disappointed by Sucker Punch.  But there were hot chicks, good tunes, cool fights, and giant samurais.

Kick Ass was... overwhelmingly graphic.  I loved it, but I was a little upset that someone beat me to it.  It's been a plan of mine for a while to remake Don Quixote into a superhero story.

I'm looking forward to watching Captain America kick Nazi ass on the big screen, but I'm going to wait until Monday so I don't have to sit in such a crowded theatre.
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Post by: GodSlayer on July 22, 2011, 08:59:32 PM
I was a little disappointed by Sucker Punch.  But there were hot chicks, good tunes, cool fights, and giant samurais.

the trailer set the expectations soooooo low for me that it's hard to imagine being disappointed. (have no interest in seeing it, though).
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Post by: burpy on July 23, 2011, 07:56:49 AM
Hobo with a Shotgun

Hobo With a Shotgun Unrated Teaser Trailer! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CROq3yeqdRo#)

7.5/10

Spectacularly gory, darkly funny, and much much better than it sounds like it ought to be!

Just watched this. I agree with the 7.5 out of 10 rating. Great set 80s/punk/wasteland costume, set design and lighting. Definitely some Rob Zombie influence here. The major difference being that House of 1000 corpses for example had way better dialogue, acting and music. Overall I enjoyed it though.
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Post by: Old Hoplite on July 23, 2011, 08:19:10 AM
Battle: Los Angeles
8/10

Solid action, good battle scenes, but not very "Scifi".

 
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Post by: David E. on July 23, 2011, 07:32:21 PM
Devil 5/10  It had some very tense moments with an interesting moral premise.  It just did not make it.
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Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on July 23, 2011, 07:45:26 PM
Is anyone else as excited as I about Rise of the Planet of the Apes?
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Post by: MikeHz on July 23, 2011, 07:56:54 PM
"Next." A tad better than the 28% Rotten Tomatoes gave it.
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on July 23, 2011, 08:11:16 PM
Is anyone else as excited as I about Rise of the Planet of the Apes?

I'm very very skeptical for the time being, although I'll admit the CGI looks pretty damned impressive.
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Post by: David E. on July 23, 2011, 08:58:58 PM
Is anyone else as excited as I about Rise of the Planet of the Apes?

I'm very very skeptical for the time being, although I'll admit the CGI looks pretty damned impressive.

Same feeling here.  The concept just seems too unlikely.  I can see this being like Battlefield Earth, where way too much was learned and too much done way too quickly to be remotely believable.

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Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on July 23, 2011, 09:07:24 PM
I just saw "First Look" on HBO about it.
It seems to be about a scientific/pharmaceutical company that is developing a cure for Alzheimers.
They are experimenting on apes and they seem to develop amazing intelligence.
Hence the "Rise" in the title.
In other words, it's a prequel to the first film.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on July 23, 2011, 10:37:05 PM
Boy 9/10
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1560139/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1560139/)

"It's 1984, and Michael Jackson is king-even in Waihau Bay, New Zealand. Here we meet Boy, an 11-year-old who lives on a farm with his gran, a goat, and his younger brother, Rocky (who thinks he has magic powers). Shortly after Gran leaves for a week, Boy's father, Alamein, appears out of the blue. Having imagined a heroic version of his father during his absence, Boy comes face to face with the real version-an incompetent hoodlum who has returned...."
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Post by: Old Hoplite on July 23, 2011, 11:05:16 PM
I just saw "First Look" on HBO about it.
It seems to be about a scientific/pharmaceutical company that is developing a cure for Alzheimers.
They are experimenting on apes and they seem to develop amazing intelligence.
Hence the "Rise" in the title.
In other words, it's a prequel to the first film.

it is a remake of "Conquest of the Planet of the Apes"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conquest_of_the_Planet_of_the_Apes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conquest_of_the_Planet_of_the_Apes)
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Post by: Johnny Slick on July 24, 2011, 12:24:16 AM
Is anyone else as excited as I about Rise of the Planet of the Apes?

I'm very very skeptical for the time being, although I'll admit the CGI looks pretty damned impressive.

Same feeling here.  The concept just seems too unlikely.  I can see this being like Battlefield Earth, where way too much was learned and too much done way too quickly to be remotely believable.
In fairness, that is only a tiny aspect of what makes Battlefield: Earth one of the all-time most awesomely awful movies of ever.
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Post by: David E. on July 24, 2011, 12:29:01 AM
Is anyone else as excited as I about Rise of the Planet of the Apes?

I'm very very skeptical for the time being, although I'll admit the CGI looks pretty damned impressive.

Same feeling here.  The concept just seems too unlikely.  I can see this being like Battlefield Earth, where way too much was learned and too much done way too quickly to be remotely believable.
In fairness, that is only a tiny aspect of what makes Battlefield: Earth one of the all-time most awesomely awful movies of ever.

Just remember lights will still come on in a building that is 1,000 years old.   ;D 
As will Flight Sims.
Oh and books will not have decayed left with little real protection.
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Post by: Nacreous on July 24, 2011, 03:58:58 PM
Carriers

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1215790-carriers/ (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1215790-carriers/)

Sucked.  A wasted Netflix choice.
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Post by: Skeptress on July 24, 2011, 08:52:16 PM
Ten Inch Hero 7/10 Feel good movie.

Only problem
(click to show/hide)
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Post by: GodSlayer on July 24, 2011, 08:59:01 PM
Is anyone else as excited as I about Rise of the Planet of the Apes?

is that the prequel to Idiocracy?
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Post by: MikeHz on July 24, 2011, 09:03:04 PM
The place where I'm going to start work in a couple weeks (Eastern Hospital) used to do medical research on AIDS using chimps. They had a huge brick building with a large outdoor caged area of about an acre attached. Both are still there, though abandoned now. I guess word got out to the public about the research, and the local community went (I can't resist this) ape shit about it.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on July 24, 2011, 09:16:48 PM
Is anyone else as excited as I about Rise of the Planet of the Apes?

is that the prequel to Idiocracy?

 :downsrim:
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Post by: Skeptress on July 24, 2011, 09:23:00 PM
Devil 5/10  It had some very tense moments with an interesting moral premise.  It just did not make it.

I liked it until the end twist which I thought was too preachy.
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Post by: David E. on July 24, 2011, 10:15:19 PM
Devil 5/10  It had some very tense moments with an interesting moral premise.  It just did not make it.

I liked it until the end twist which I thought was too preachy.

Same here.  I did like the forgiveness part, which requires nothing divine. 
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Post by: GodSlayer on July 24, 2011, 10:51:51 PM
Is anyone else as excited as I about Rise of the Planet of the Apes?

is that the prequel to Idiocracy?

 :downsrim:

I don't know what that emoticon means.

but surely I deserve some sort of leniency since I only saw Idiocracy earlier this month.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on July 25, 2011, 12:02:01 AM
Is anyone else as excited as I about Rise of the Planet of the Apes?

is that the prequel to Idiocracy?

 :downsrim:

I don't know what that emoticon means.

but surely I deserve some sort of leniency since I only saw Idiocracy earlier this month.

Curse it, I has some witty retort lined up, then the phone rang...
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Post by: GodSlayer on July 25, 2011, 12:12:09 AM
Is anyone else as excited as I about Rise of the Planet of the Apes?

is that the prequel to Idiocracy?

 :downsrim:

I don't know what that emoticon means.

but surely I deserve some sort of leniency since I only saw Idiocracy earlier this month.

Curse it, I has some witty retort lined up, then the phone rang...

oh my, you people still have 'phones'? _real_ phones? why, I had thought all civil persons had blueteeth. how terribly sad for you.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on July 25, 2011, 12:15:04 AM
Is anyone else as excited as I about Rise of the Planet of the Apes?

is that the prequel to Idiocracy?

 :downsrim:

I don't know what that emoticon means.

but surely I deserve some sort of leniency since I only saw Idiocracy earlier this month.

Curse it, I has some witty retort lined up, then the phone rang...

oh my, you people still have 'phones'? _real_ phones? why, I had thought all civil persons had blueteeth. how terribly sad for you.

It's my work phone. And yes, it's wired. But it's an IP phone. So almost tech.
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Post by: Bunsen on July 25, 2011, 12:43:52 AM
How can a mobile phone have an agenda? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2Bih48rAtw#)
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Post by: Eternally Learning on July 25, 2011, 09:24:45 AM
Captain America - 8.5/10

Really solid movie.  Not sure I can find much to complain about at all, but it didn't really wow me like Nolan's Batman movies for instance.  The acting was really good, the action was fun to watch and effective (I especially liked the calculating nature Cap's fighting style took; it really suits him), and the plot was both cheesy on par with a Bond film (seriously, Hydra's layer screamed Bond villian), and captivating like you'd expect a modern film to be.

It's honestly hard for me to say what was missing from this movie, but it seems that many reviewers have felt the same way.  All-in-all, it's defintely worth the price of admission and a great popcorn flick with a surprisingly solid emotional core.
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Post by: jaypee on July 25, 2011, 10:12:00 AM
Is anyone else as excited as I about Rise of the Planet of the Apes?

is that the prequel to Idiocracy?

*slow clap*

Well played.
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Post by: Squarebanks on July 25, 2011, 11:02:34 AM
The Troll Hunter (2010)              7/10

Subtitled Norwegian independent film about a group of film students who take up following a suspected bear poacher, who turns out to be a member of the TSS (Troll Security Service), a secret government institution covering up the existence of trolls in Norway. The film is shot in a Blair Witch Project/Cloverfield sort of way with a shaky camera and night vision. The special effects were surprisingly good and the trolls got a lot of screen time. The film doesn't take itself very seriously but I wouldn't call it a strait out spoof. Some of the jokes are hilarious... example: trolls can smell the blood of a Christian man and no one in the group will admit to believing in God.

I feel that this would have been a great movie if it took itself even less seriously and was more like a Shaun of the Dead type spoof.
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Post by: MisterMarc on July 25, 2011, 12:12:08 PM
The film is shot in a Blair Witch Project/Cloverfield sort of way with a shaky camera and night vision.

Automatic -6 points, for me.
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Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on July 25, 2011, 11:19:47 PM
Just saw the previews for Conan the Barbarian - meh.
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Post by: David E. on July 25, 2011, 11:30:06 PM
Just saw the previews for Conan the Barbarian - meh.

I thought the same thing till this was shown.  I am now willing to chance it. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXniszN2SWQ&feature=player_embedded#at=80 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXniszN2SWQ&feature=player_embedded#at=80)
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Post by: Chew on July 25, 2011, 11:37:36 PM
The Dish.

Two thumbs up.
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Post by: Johnny Slick on July 25, 2011, 11:53:16 PM
Friends With Benefits

This was actually a very enjoyable if paint-by-the-numbers romcom. I'm not going to rank it as one of the top movies of the year, I'm sure, but that's only because of its relative lack of ambition. I found it to be extremely well written - for instance, it would have been so, so easy to introduce the FWB aspect of things and make that something hugely more as an organic aspect of the emerging relationship between the two main characters. This part of the relationship does play in there pretty hugely but not because some script-writer decided he had to wring as much laffs from the situation as he could.

One thing I absolutely can't stand in a movie like this is dumbass advice that people get from supporting characters. I think the worst of this was 100 Days of Summer, in which the male lead got advice from their f'ing 12 year old sister. I mean, really? You know for an F'ING FACT that this person's entire history of relationships involves watching television, and you're *still* turning to them for advice? Love, Actually suffered from this as well. And in fairness, there was a bit too much of this crap in this movie as well, although at least it came from actual f'ing adults (mostly Justin Timberlake's gay friend Woody Harrelson and the parents of the leads). You know what I want to see more of again? Advice being dispensed and a lead taking it TOTALLY the wrong way a la Chasing Amy. Is that not at least as much of a human response to this kind of thing as pledging to vaguely love another person for the rest of your life/movie?

The one other nagging thing about this movie - and this comes right in the beginning, so I don't think spoilers apply - was where Timberlake's original gf broke up with him outside of a John Mayer concert. Now, I am not going to say that John Mayer is a virtuoso or anything (I admit to buying his album and to liking his appearance on the Dave Chappelle Show but WILL GO NO FURTHER WITH THAT) but come on now... he who lived in the glass house of a boy band ought not to throw crappy singer stones. Nothing John Mayer has done was ever as craptastic as an average N'Sync song. Okay, "Your Body Is A Wonderland" is pretty close. But other than that!

Overall, though, this was seriously a good date movie. It was obviously written and re-written; there is very little unnecessary exposition and even less "oh crap, we need to get this person to this place at this time so let's just make something up". Justin Timberlake is a really likeable guy, and while it's a little bit amusing that Mila Kunis is the one from "That 70s Show" to make it big, she's definitely earned it. You probably won't remember it in two weeks, but there are many, many worse movies that have come out this year.
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Post by: B SIDE on July 26, 2011, 02:31:40 AM
Cap'n America (3D)
 :) :) :) :-\ :-X

3 1/2 smileys.

This was a good, but not great, film rendition of the Cap origin story.  The costumes, sets, and props were quite nice, but the shallow script left a very talented cast with little opportunity to shine.  The action was well choreographed, but not especially engaging.  The writing felt a little bit phoned in, and the effects didn't seem especially spectacular for a comic book adaptation.  Although the direction and editing was much better than the recent Thor title.  Captain America is a solid, if not especially memorable film.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on July 26, 2011, 02:41:02 AM
Avatar 5/10

Had to sit through it again.
My father in law bought a big tv and blu ray player (which I installed for him).
Sure it looked pretty, much nicer in 2d than the 3d I saw it in, but damn the story its so.... lame.
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Post by: amysrevenge on July 26, 2011, 10:31:35 AM
Sure it looked pretty, much nicer in 2d than the 3d I saw it in, but damn the story its so.... lame.

Agreed.

Did not care for the film at all.
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Post by: AxeGrrl on July 27, 2011, 05:38:13 AM

So, guys, would you say that it's entirely a waste of time to watch 'Avatar'?   (a friend lent it to me months ago and i've just been kinda kicking it around)

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Post by: Old Hoplite on July 27, 2011, 06:22:31 AM
Grabbed Sucker Punch from the redbox on the way home from work.  It was good enough that I watched it twice (while painting away at my toy soldiers).  Cute girls, sweet dragon, sword fights, etc.

7/10

Watched this last night. One of my last DVDs from Netflix since I cancelled thier mailing service after the rate increase.

Got to give it a 6/10.

Great graphics, interesting fights and battles and the girls were cute and all. But a confusing story and a real downer of an ending.

Good enough for a rental, glad I didn't pay to see in theater.
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Post by: stonesean on July 27, 2011, 07:45:45 AM

So, guys, would you say that it's entirely a waste of time to watch 'Avatar'?   (a friend lent it to me months ago and i've just been kinda kicking it around)

Worth seeing.

I don't feel it's the mind blowing experience that some did.

A fun sci-fi action flick with outstanding production values and a good cast and performances.  The movie looks remarkable, and is a pretty good rollicking ride.

If you've ever seen "Dances With Wolves", "Pocahontas", or "The Last Samurai" there's not going to be any suprises in the story for you.
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Post by: B SIDE on July 27, 2011, 07:58:22 AM
If you've ever seen "Dances With Wolves", "Pocahontas", or "The Last Samurai" there's not going to be any suprises in the story for you.

You forgot Ferngully: The Last Rainforest.

Avatar is worth watching, though!  The production was bordering on flawless; it was easy to forget that nearly everything in the film was CG.
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Post by: seaotter on July 27, 2011, 08:04:22 AM

So, guys, would you say that it's entirely a waste of time to watch 'Avatar'?   (a friend lent it to me months ago and i've just been kinda kicking it around)
Worth seeing.
I don't feel it's the mind blowing experience that some did.
A fun sci-fi action flick with outstanding production values and a good cast and performances.  The movie looks remarkable, and is a pretty good rollicking ride.
If you've ever seen "Dances With Wolves", "Pocahontas", or "The Last Samurai" there's not going to be any suprises in the story for you.

I'm with you, but I suspect we are old and jaded. I've talked to many non geek/ scifi nerds who love that movie. New generations star wars? Don't get me wrong definitely see it on a big screen in 3d.
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Post by: AxeGrrl on July 27, 2011, 10:28:29 AM
If you've ever seen "Dances With Wolves", "Pocahontas", or "The Last Samurai" there's not going to be any suprises in the story for you.

You forgot Ferngully: The Last Rainforest.


Yay!  As embarrassing as it is, I haven't seen any of them :)  (well, i'm only really embarrassed by never seeing 'The Last Samurai')


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Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on July 27, 2011, 01:19:59 PM
I agree with others that Avatar is worth seeing.
Just don't expect to be blown away by a fantastic plot or storyline.
The effects are great.
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Post by: MisterMarc on July 27, 2011, 02:30:28 PM
I agree with others that Avatar is worth seeing.
Just don't expect to be blown away by a fantastic plot or storyline.
The effects are great.

If you're looking for the ultimate Avatar review:

Avatar Review (Part 1 of 2) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJarz7BYnHA#)

Avatar Review (Part 2 of 2) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLzKwTcGO_0&feature=related#)

Plinkett rocks!
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Post by: random poet on July 27, 2011, 02:59:21 PM
If you've ever seen "Dances With Wolves", "Pocahontas", or "The Last Samurai" there's not going to be any suprises in the story for you.

You forgot Ferngully: The Last Rainforest.


Yay!  As embarrassing as it is, I haven't seen any of them :)  (well, i'm only really embarrassed by never seeing 'The Last Samurai')

avatar was a demo reel of what the cutting edge of CGI was circa 2009. it's worth seeing in a theatre, in 3D, for that purpose. as a narrative device, it was abysmal. i don't appreciate being talked down to by a man with as much creativity and wit as a goddamn log.
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Post by: B SIDE on July 27, 2011, 07:40:45 PM
A blue log.  In 3-D.   8)
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Post by: Blackmere on July 27, 2011, 08:24:17 PM
Raising Arizona 7.5/10

I never got around to seeing this. It was pretty good. I think I would have thought it was amazing had I seen it in 1987.
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Post by: seaotter on July 27, 2011, 08:28:00 PM
It is amazing, course I saw it in 1987.

One of the reasons that I love Nicolas Cage no matter what kind of crap he does.
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Post by: Igor SMC on July 27, 2011, 08:28:15 PM
Fanny and Alexander (1982) - Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkszXVEUHco#)

Just watched 'Fanny och Alexander', a Swedish movie. The movie is very, very long ( 5 hours ). Although it is a very slow movie, i enjoyed it. The final hour is specially interesting, as the pace speeds up and all the conflicts are resolved and non-obvious events occur. 9/10

Plot Summary:

The title characters are children in the exuberant and colorful Ekdahl household in a Swedish town early in the twentieth century. Their parents, Oscar and Emilie, are the director and the leading lady of the local theatre company. Oscar's mother and brother are its chief patrons. After Oscar's early death, his widow marries the bishop and moves with her children to his austere and forbidding chancery. The children are immediately miserable. The film dramatizes and resolves those conflicts. A sub-plot features Isak, a local Jewish merchant who is the grandmother's lover and whose odd household becomes the children's refuge.

IMDB rating: 8.2
Metacritic: 100
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on July 27, 2011, 08:31:07 PM
Captain America: 7/10.

Fun film, makes me look forward to The Avengers next year!!
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Post by: Johnny Slick on July 27, 2011, 08:51:46 PM
I don't care what era, the Coen Brothers are awesome and "Raising Arizona" was one of their best movies.
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Post by: GodSlayer on July 27, 2011, 08:58:39 PM
(well, i'm only really embarrassed by never seeing 'The Last Samurai')

one of my favorite movies.
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Post by: DG on July 27, 2011, 09:10:53 PM
BAD TEACHER

A rather odd movie. More than one or two cringe-worthy scenes. A few good laughs, but I don't know that it is one that I would rush to the cinema to see. Maybe one to wait for the DVD.

6.5/10
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Post by: kendranoelle on July 27, 2011, 09:44:15 PM
The Full Monty

Not much to say other than this is one of my favorite movies. I like that the humor is relatively subtle (as it can be for the subject matter), and that it doesn't poke fun at the characters who are in a rather ridiculous situation. The soundtrack was also A+.

10/10
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on July 27, 2011, 09:58:02 PM
I don't care what era, the Coen Brothers are awesome and "Raising Arizona" was one of their best movies.

Haven't seen it in 20 years. Fond memories though.

(well, i'm only really embarrassed by never seeing 'The Last Samurai')

one of my favorite movies.

Yeah it's actually not a shit film.
Not certain that it's accurately titled.

An no. Tom Cruise's character isn't the Samurai as the title/trailer suggested.
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Post by: stonesean on July 28, 2011, 02:52:57 AM
I don't care what era, the Coen Brothers are awesome and "Raising Arizona" was one of their best movies.

I'd love to see someone argue that the Cohens aren't the greatest living American filmmakers.  Kubrick was the greatest ever IMO, but he's dead now.


Quote
Fun film, makes me look forward to The Avengers next year!!

I love the Avengers, and I hope that the Avengers film will show all the X-Men movie fans the reason that I always liked the Avengers comics more than the X-Men comics when I was a kid.  However, I just worry there are too many moving parts for it to work. 

I remain hopeful though.
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Post by: bowlofducks on July 28, 2011, 03:24:51 AM
Rango 7/10

Surprisingly good for a non-pixar CGI movie.
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Post by: stonesean on July 28, 2011, 04:11:19 AM
Have only seen the Rango trailer, but I liked that several of the characters in the film seem quite unpleasant looking.

Usually you don't make non-villains unappealing on purpose unless you actually trust the intelligence of your audience and the strength of your story.

I'll give it a try.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on July 28, 2011, 04:34:06 AM
Have only seen the Rango trailer, but I liked that several of the characters in the film seem quite unpleasant looking.

Usually you don't make non-villains unappealing on purpose unless you actually trust the intelligence of your audience and the strength of your story.

I'll give it a try.

Rango also has a Mosrite in it!
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Post by: Audiophile on July 28, 2011, 05:19:51 AM
Watched Impostor last night. Vaugely familiar story that I can't be arsed to remember where I've seen before.

6/10.

I bet the original story delves a lot more into the fascist side of the plot, the whole guilty weather proven or not thing. Meh.
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Post by: jaypee on July 28, 2011, 06:27:42 AM

So, guys, would you say that it's entirely a waste of time to watch 'Avatar'?   (a friend lent it to me months ago and i've just been kinda kicking it around)

Worth seeing.

I don't feel it's the mind blowing experience that some did.

A fun sci-fi action flick with outstanding production values and a good cast and performances.  The movie looks remarkable, and is a pretty good rollicking ride.

If you've ever seen "Dances With Wolves", "Pocahontas", or "The Last Samurai" there's not going to be any suprises in the story for you.

I second this. I usually have a blind spot for movies which have anything sci-fi or space-based about them and will give them a better rating than a non-sci-fi movie which has comparable storywriting and acting, etc.. That being said, I adamantly refused to watch Avatar for a long time because I'm ideologically opposed to 3-D, and I think that James Cameron is the devil incarnate for cramming this technology down our throats.. but Avatar is pretty good. Even on my 5-year old DLP TV the effects were amazing.
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Post by: B SIDE on July 28, 2011, 08:04:31 AM
Loved Rango!  As good as animation gets.
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Post by: seaotter on July 28, 2011, 09:45:27 AM
The Kids Are Alright.

7/10

Lesbian parents of two children, the children contact their sperm donor father who wants to become part of their lives. The movie revolves around the conflict in the lesbian relationship and portrays gay relationships in a more realistic light.
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Post by: GodSlayer on July 28, 2011, 11:48:00 PM
X-Men Origins Wolverine

how much would I have to know about comics to hate this movie? I really enjoyed it.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on July 28, 2011, 11:56:19 PM
X-Men Origins Wolverine

how much would I have to know about comics to hate this movie? I really enjoyed it.

Me too.
Great action flick.

I've heard that it's non canon, but as I've never read the comic, it doesn't bother me.
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Post by: David E. on July 29, 2011, 12:18:26 AM
X-Men Origins Wolverine

how much would I have to know about comics to hate this movie? I really enjoyed it.

Me too.
Great action flick.

I've heard that it's non canon, but as I've never read the comic, it doesn't bother me.

Anyone who says it's not canon so I won't like it is an idiot.  Wolverine, along with every other Comic character, changes from writer to writer and year to year. 
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on July 29, 2011, 12:39:06 AM
X-Men Origins Wolverine

how much would I have to know about comics to hate this movie? I really enjoyed it.

Me too.
Great action flick.

I've heard that it's non canon, but as I've never read the comic, it doesn't bother me.

Anyone who says it's not canon so I won't like it is an idiot.  Wolverine, along with every other Comic character, changes from writer to writer and year to year.

There is that too.
If it's entertaining and not nauseating, then I don't give a rats arse.
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Post by: lukebourassa on July 29, 2011, 01:46:43 AM
X-Men Origins Wolverine

how much would I have to know about comics to hate this movie? I really enjoyed it.

Opening 10 minutes = OMGSplosionawesome!
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Post by: moj on July 29, 2011, 06:19:40 AM
love and other drugs 5 out of 10, I wanted to give it higher for Anne Hathaway being naked a lot but thought the story was kinda weak.  It had a few funny moments, but not enough to carry the movie.
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Post by: Eternally Learning on July 29, 2011, 09:30:13 AM
X-Men Origins Wolverine

how much would I have to know about comics to hate this movie? I really enjoyed it.

For me, it boiled down to Hugh Jackman just f***ing owning the role and overshadowing all the shortcomings it had.  Having watched it a few more times, I found almost all the other characters (besides maybe Striker) to be really shallow and uninteresting.  They put in too many mutants and didn't develop any of them at all.  Also, too many plot convenient things kept happening like Gambit stopping Wolverine just as he's about to kill Sabretooth to only then say how much he wants Sabretooth dead.  Made no sense whatsoever.  Also, the bullet taking Logan's memories was probably the dumbest way they could have done it.

All-in-all it was a good popcorn flick with decent action, and my initial viewing didn't really let me down either.
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Post by: David E. on July 29, 2011, 09:37:19 AM
Liev Schreiber was great as Sabertooth.
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Post by: Eternally Learning on July 29, 2011, 09:47:24 AM
Liev Schreiber was great as Sabertooth.

Acting-wise, yes, but I didn't buy into his development at all. 
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Post by: Dionysus on July 29, 2011, 10:03:21 AM
Gambit was a huge letdown. Behind Iceman, he's my favorite X-Men character. Then again, Iceman sucked in the other movies as well. Wolverine was the only decent character in those movies on the X-Men side except for Xavier. Surrounding him you had a wimpy Rogue, a non-existent Storm, a worthless Jean Grey until she turns Phoenix on everyone's ass, an annoying Cyclops, and a bunch of other irrelevent characters. Luckily there was Magneto, Mystique et al to carry the films.
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Post by: Eternally Learning on July 29, 2011, 10:21:30 AM
Gambit was a huge letdown. Behind Iceman, he's my favorite X-Men character. Then again, Iceman sucked in the other movies as well. Wolverine was the only decent character in those movies on the X-Men side except for Xavier. Surrounding him you had a wimpy Rogue, a non-existent Storm, a worthless Jean Grey until she turns Phoenix on everyone's ass, an annoying Cyclops, and a bunch of other irrelevent characters. Luckily there was Magneto, Mystique et al to carry the films.

I can get down with this, though I rather liked their take on Rogue.  Wasn't her character like that in the comics until she drained Ms. Marvel's powers?  Seriously, her power was a pretty big let-down until it led the way to her being able to fly and have super-strength.
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Post by: Dionysus on July 29, 2011, 10:31:39 AM
Good point, I guess I was just hoping for some progression in her character. By third film she also became irrelevant. Speaking of third film, I felt like the change in directors was very noticeable. Aside from the badassery of Phoenix, the third film felt... heartless compared to the first two. Singer's love for the genre definitely comes through. I haven't actually seen First Class yet. I'll be checking out the blu-ray when it comes out.
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Post by: Eternally Learning on July 29, 2011, 10:58:50 AM
Good point, I guess I was just hoping for some progression in her character. By third film she also became irrelevant. Speaking of third film, I felt like the change in directors was very noticeable. Aside from the badassery of Phoenix, the third film felt... heartless compared to the first two. Singer's love for the genre definitely comes through. I haven't actually seen First Class yet. I'll be checking out the blu-ray when it comes out.

Please don't mention X-men 3...  There are some things I just don't want to remember and this movie was the example of how easy it is to screw up a franchise.  First Class was awesome BTW.
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Post by: wastrel on July 29, 2011, 11:02:31 AM
My only real problems with Wolverine were the bone claws (I don't know why they bothered me so much, but they did), and the two or three takes where he screamed at the sky.
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Post by: MisterMarc on July 29, 2011, 03:14:08 PM
...the two or three takes where he screamed at the sky.

This movie trope  (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SkywardScream)must die.
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Post by: wastrel on July 29, 2011, 03:38:30 PM
...the two or three takes where he screamed at the sky.

This movie trope  (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SkywardScream)must die.

Yeah, that confirms that it was three times.  Pointless.

Also Wolverine did it in X-3.
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Post by: moj on July 29, 2011, 04:05:19 PM
...the two or three takes where he screamed at the sky.

This movie trope  (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SkywardScream)must die.

Yeah, that confirms that it was three times.  Pointless.

Also Wolverine did it in X-3.

maybe it just feels really awesome to do in real life? I will try this soon when it seems appropriate and report back if it is at all cathartic.
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Post by: David E. on July 29, 2011, 04:26:59 PM
...the two or three takes where he screamed at the sky.

This movie trope  (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SkywardScream)must die.

Yeah, that confirms that it was three times.  Pointless.

Also Wolverine did it in X-3.

maybe it just feels really awesome to do in real life? I will try this soon when it seems appropriate and report back if it is at all cathartic.

Go step on an ant and then do it. 

Wolverine had bone claws before the Adamantium. 
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Post by: wastrel on July 29, 2011, 04:30:29 PM
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Go step on an ant and then do it. 

Wolverine had bone claws before the Adamantium.

I really don't like the bone claws.  I though it was original to the movie, but googling it shows it turned up in X-Men 25 from 1993.  I think this is truly JUST after I stopped reading them, because I have no memory of it.
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Post by: Halloran on July 29, 2011, 04:32:42 PM
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Go step on an ant and then do it. 

Wolverine had bone claws before the Adamantium.

I really don't like the bone claws.  I though it was original to the movie, but googling it shows it turned up in X-Men 25 from 1993.  I think this is truly JUST after I stopped reading them, because I have no memory of it.

Oddly enough I was just going through my old comic book collection and still have the issue of Mageto ripping Wolverine's metal right out of him.  He was stuck with the bone claws for a long while after that. It was a crazy season for issues.
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Post by: MisterMarc on July 29, 2011, 05:43:18 PM
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Go step on an ant and then do it. 

Wolverine had bone claws before the Adamantium.

I really don't like the bone claws.  I though it was original to the movie, but googling it shows it turned up in X-Men 25 from 1993.  I think this is truly JUST after I stopped reading them, because I have no memory of it.

Oddly enough I was just going through my old comic book collection and still have the issue of Mageto ripping Wolverine's metal right out of him.  He was stuck with the bone claws for a long while after that. It was a crazy season for issues.

I don't get how they were all knobbly when they were bone claws, but they were all polished and sharp, with a knife-blade edge when they were adamantium. Did the government file down the bones before coating them with metal?
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Post by: Halloran on July 29, 2011, 05:56:06 PM
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Go step on an ant and then do it. 

Wolverine had bone claws before the Adamantium.

I really don't like the bone claws.  I though it was original to the movie, but googling it shows it turned up in X-Men 25 from 1993.  I think this is truly JUST after I stopped reading them, because I have no memory of it.

Oddly enough I was just going through my old comic book collection and still have the issue of Mageto ripping Wolverine's metal right out of him.  He was stuck with the bone claws for a long while after that. It was a crazy season for issues.

I don't get how they were all knobbly when they were bone claws, but they were all polished and sharp, with a knife-blade edge when they were adamantium. Did the government file down the bones before coating them with metal?

Well, it is a comic book.  ;)

According to the Marvel forums:
"As far as the rounded vs the flat. It's just the way the artist draws the claws. Now for the rough bone claws vs the smooth adamantium. I guess it's easier depict a clear difference by showing the bone claws being rugged as oppose to smooth because it will look more like metal I guess."


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Post by: wastrel on July 29, 2011, 06:04:58 PM
Another thing I hated from Wolverine was the portryal of Deadpool.

Deadpool in the books is supremely sarcastic and funny, often breaks the fourth wall, a badass but bumbling at the same time.  Deadpool in the movie had laser eyes and a fused mouth, and died in like 10 minutes.  If you want a conglamoration of powers, go ahead, but don't call him Deadpool damnit.  And then kill him at the end. Damnit.

I'm getting mad just thinking about it.
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Post by: Peace Bunny on July 29, 2011, 08:32:15 PM
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time - 9/10, first anime that has made me cry. TBF I don't really watch many anime films anyway, but it was excellent, the friendship group reminded me a little of school
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Post by: GodSlayer on July 29, 2011, 09:06:41 PM
Also, the bullet taking Logan's memories was probably the dumbest way they could have done it.

yea, I didn't understand how this metal that is unfuckwitable except when MOLTEN could be fucked with by simply making it into a bullet.
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Post by: GodSlayer on July 29, 2011, 09:09:45 PM
Deadpool in the books is supremely sarcastic and funny, often breaks the fourth wall, a badass but bumbling at the same time.

such a small part of the movie, though. (actually, until wiki'ing I forgot Reynolds was supposed to be in that movie...apparently Deadpool appears early on?)

wiki says they're doing him a prequel movie, though, which might give fans like you the fourth wall breaking they want.

Deadpool in the movie had laser eyes and a fused mouth, and died in like 10 minutes.

great fight, though. it was nice to see a worthy foe

If you want a conglamoration of powers, go ahead, but don't call him Deadpool damnit.  And then kill him at the end. Damnit.

wiki said that he might have survived... (if his laser eyes can keep firing, he can't be dead yet, he must be still rapidly trying to heal)
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Post by: MisterMarc on July 29, 2011, 09:17:33 PM
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Go step on an ant and then do it. 

Wolverine had bone claws before the Adamantium.

I really don't like the bone claws.  I though it was original to the movie, but googling it shows it turned up in X-Men 25 from 1993.  I think this is truly JUST after I stopped reading them, because I have no memory of it.

Oddly enough I was just going through my old comic book collection and still have the issue of Mageto ripping Wolverine's metal right out of him.  He was stuck with the bone claws for a long while after that. It was a crazy season for issues.

I don't get how they were all knobbly when they were bone claws, but they were all polished and sharp, with a knife-blade edge when they were adamantium. Did the government file down the bones before coating them with metal?

Well, it is a comic book.  ;)

According to the Marvel forums:
"As far as the rounded vs the flat. It's just the way the artist draws the claws. Now for the rough bone claws vs the smooth adamantium. I guess it's easier depict a clear difference by showing the bone claws being rugged as oppose to smooth because it will look more like metal I guess."

Unacceptable. I need an in-universe explanation. Saying "it was easier for the artists" is breaking verisimilitude. I am not satisfied.
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Post by: GodSlayer on July 29, 2011, 10:52:47 PM
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Go step on an ant and then do it. 

Wolverine had bone claws before the Adamantium.

I really don't like the bone claws.  I though it was original to the movie, but googling it shows it turned up in X-Men 25 from 1993.  I think this is truly JUST after I stopped reading them, because I have no memory of it.

Oddly enough I was just going through my old comic book collection and still have the issue of Mageto ripping Wolverine's metal right out of him.  He was stuck with the bone claws for a long while after that. It was a crazy season for issues.

I don't get how they were all knobbly when they were bone claws, but they were all polished and sharp, with a knife-blade edge when they were adamantium. Did the government file down the bones before coating them with metal?

Well, it is a comic book.  ;)

According to the Marvel forums:
"As far as the rounded vs the flat. It's just the way the artist draws the claws. Now for the rough bone claws vs the smooth adamantium. I guess it's easier depict a clear difference by showing the bone claws being rugged as oppose to smooth because it will look more like metal I guess."

Unacceptable. I need an in-universe explanation. Saying "it was easier for the artists" is breaking verisimilitude. I am not satisfied.

ok, in a scene posited for the screenplay his bones were filed down, and calcium/coral added to reshape the bones prior to the precedure that did end up in the final screenplay and final edit of the show. For concision, they showed only the climax of his procedures, just as they failed to show him untying his shoes before being submerged and metalized--the viewer can infer that what was necessary had taken place.
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Post by: MisterMarc on July 30, 2011, 01:35:03 AM
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Go step on an ant and then do it. 

Wolverine had bone claws before the Adamantium.

I really don't like the bone claws.  I though it was original to the movie, but googling it shows it turned up in X-Men 25 from 1993.  I think this is truly JUST after I stopped reading them, because I have no memory of it.

Oddly enough I was just going through my old comic book collection and still have the issue of Mageto ripping Wolverine's metal right out of him.  He was stuck with the bone claws for a long while after that. It was a crazy season for issues.

I don't get how they were all knobbly when they were bone claws, but they were all polished and sharp, with a knife-blade edge when they were adamantium. Did the government file down the bones before coating them with metal?

Well, it is a comic book.  ;)

According to the Marvel forums:
"As far as the rounded vs the flat. It's just the way the artist draws the claws. Now for the rough bone claws vs the smooth adamantium. I guess it's easier depict a clear difference by showing the bone claws being rugged as oppose to smooth because it will look more like metal I guess."

Unacceptable. I need an in-universe explanation. Saying "it was easier for the artists" is breaking verisimilitude. I am not satisfied.

ok, in a scene posited for the screenplay his bones were filed down, and calcium/coral added to reshape the bones prior to the precedure that did end up in the final screenplay and final edit of the show. For concision, they showed only the climax of his procedures, just as they failed to show him untying his shoes before being submerged and metalized--the viewer can infer that what was necessary had taken place.

Impossible. His healing factor is so fast, filing his bones would never work.
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Post by: GodSlayer on July 30, 2011, 06:39:06 AM
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Go step on an ant and then do it. 

Wolverine had bone claws before the Adamantium.

I really don't like the bone claws.  I though it was original to the movie, but googling it shows it turned up in X-Men 25 from 1993.  I think this is truly JUST after I stopped reading them, because I have no memory of it.

Oddly enough I was just going through my old comic book collection and still have the issue of Mageto ripping Wolverine's metal right out of him.  He was stuck with the bone claws for a long while after that. It was a crazy season for issues.

I don't get how they were all knobbly when they were bone claws, but they were all polished and sharp, with a knife-blade edge when they were adamantium. Did the government file down the bones before coating them with metal?

Well, it is a comic book.  ;)

According to the Marvel forums:
"As far as the rounded vs the flat. It's just the way the artist draws the claws. Now for the rough bone claws vs the smooth adamantium. I guess it's easier depict a clear difference by showing the bone claws being rugged as oppose to smooth because it will look more like metal I guess."

Unacceptable. I need an in-universe explanation. Saying "it was easier for the artists" is breaking verisimilitude. I am not satisfied.

ok, in a scene posited for the screenplay his bones were filed down, and calcium/coral added to reshape the bones prior to the precedure that did end up in the final screenplay and final edit of the show. For concision, they showed only the climax of his procedures, just as they failed to show him untying his shoes before being submerged and metalized--the viewer can infer that what was necessary had taken place.

Impossible. His healing factor is so fast, filing his bones would never work.

it's not that fast -- look at the scene where his bone claws were snapped off. they didn't regrow all over again.

it's also possible that they're not really bone so much as 'claws' like Sabrewolf has, which means they can grow and can be reshaped like a cat sharpening its claws. after all, what animal has retractable sharp _bones_?
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Post by: seaotter on July 30, 2011, 12:05:43 PM
(http://www.sott.net/image/image/s1/26068/full/ribbed_newt.jpg)
(http://www.wildlifeextra.com/resources/listimg/world/europe/spanish_newt_backbone_heiss@body2.JPG)

Spanish ribbed newt

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Post by: MisterMarc on July 30, 2011, 12:16:02 PM
 :fry:
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Post by: David E. on July 30, 2011, 01:33:50 PM
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Post by: lukebourassa on July 30, 2011, 01:41:09 PM
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5/10

This is a 'documentary,' but it's more like a long interview with a potential crank. He talks a lot about peak oil and how when oil becomes too expensive, society will shut down (since agriculture and most consumer goods require oil to be produced). While I know that's theoretically true, there wasn't a great deal of evidence to back up anything he was raving about. But he was a fairly captivating speaker.
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Post by: AxeGrrl on July 30, 2011, 04:11:38 PM

I just watched one of the most entertaining docus i've seen in ages, called 'American Movie' (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181288/), about a small town amateur filmmaker with big dreams.....some bits are just frigging hysterical :)


American Movie Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7N2Jz1en4w#)

Mike's Drug Experience (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeAX7OFVyWs#)


You can watch the whole thing on youtube ~ here's part 1:

American Movie Part 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKSbBmDIgFw#)

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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on July 30, 2011, 05:27:16 PM
watched two yesterday.

Animal kingdom: 7/10 Good production values, mostly good acting, but the same old Australian outlaw story that doesn't end well for anyone. Bit sick of the genre myself.

Mr Nobody: Either 6/10 or 8/10 depending on what sort of film you're into.
It's a existential tale of choices. Great production value, often confusing, especially if you look away for a second.
For me and my lady, the ending was unsatisfying and it was a little too long.
I don't think it was weird, so much as needed script revision.

Some of it was reminiscent of Run Lola Run, I heart Huckabees, Total Recall, and a blend of other films I can't remeber right now.
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Post by: MisterMarc on July 30, 2011, 10:00:01 PM

I just watched one of the most entertaining docus i've seen in ages, called 'American Movie' (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181288/), about a small town amateur filmmaker with big dreams.....some bits are just frigging hysterical :)


To this day, I still pronounce "coven" as "COH-vin" thanks to this movie.  :D  It was hilarious. I think the most amazing part was Mike, who is such a weird, quiet, awkward dude...and then there's one scene where he plays classical guitar blindfolded. I was amazed.
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Post by: seaotter on July 31, 2011, 12:00:32 AM
Push

Rather boring for all the powers. 5/10
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Post by: Blackmere on July 31, 2011, 01:02:36 AM
Captain America 7.5/10

Fun summer movie. Good acting and action. Good enough story line. Some funny moments.

Regarding earlier discussions, isn't his healing considered a super power?
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Post by: Johnny Slick on July 31, 2011, 02:05:11 AM
Crazy, Stupid, Love

4/10

I thought it was interesting on some levels and it tried to be true to itself, but ultimately it failed at doing so. I get that Carrell and Julianne Moore like each other a whole lot in the movie, but at the same time I feel that by the end (sorry for the spoilers, but really, people, you aren't going to watch this anyway) I think they've hurt each other too much to get back together. Actually, I think one issue with the movie is that it ends about half an hour too late; the bit where
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Otherwise... look, movie fuckers. When you use the pathetic fallacy (that's the meme in literature where it starts raining when someone is crying, for instance) and then say "oh, that's a cliche", IT DOESN'T MAKE IT NOT A CLICHE. IT MAKES IT A FUCKING WORSE BECAUSE IT INDICATES YOU KNEW WHAT IT WAS AND YOU LEFT IT IN THERE ANYWAY.  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( When are people going to realize this? Probably never because this is far from the first time I've seen this.

Guhhh. This movie wanted to be another "Love, Actually" or something (which is a pretty corny movie too, one must admit) but it's just not. It's just an overlong, too artsy by half romcom.
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Post by: Old Hoplite on July 31, 2011, 02:10:12 PM
Outlander (based on recommendation from this board)

8/10: Really good, solid action, solid acting, and a plot that actually was sci-fi and made sense.

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Post by: lukebourassa on July 31, 2011, 03:21:30 PM

I just watched one of the most entertaining docus i've seen in ages, called 'American Movie' (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181288/), about a small town amateur filmmaker with big dreams.....some bits are just frigging hysterical :)


To this day, I still pronounce "coven" as "COH-vin" thanks to this movie.  :D  It was hilarious. I think the most amazing part was Mike, who is such a weird, quiet, awkward dude...and then there's one scene where he plays classical guitar blindfolded. I was amazed.


LOVE that movie!  Haven't seen it in many years.. I should re-watch it!
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Post by: AxeGrrl on July 31, 2011, 03:27:19 PM

I just watched one of the most entertaining docus i've seen in ages, called 'American Movie' (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181288/), about a small town amateur filmmaker with big dreams.....some bits are just frigging hysterical :)


To this day, I still pronounce "coven" as "COH-vin" thanks to this movie.  :D  It was hilarious. I think the most amazing part was Mike, who is such a weird, quiet, awkward dude...and then there's one scene where he plays classical guitar blindfolded. I was amazed.


LOVE that movie!  Haven't seen it in many years.. I should re-watch it!


The part where he tries to get uncle Bill (the 'executive producer') to read that one line almost made me pee my pants the first time I watched it :)

And doesn't ex-druggie Mike seem like he just walked out of 'Clerks' or something?   
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Post by: Nacreous on August 01, 2011, 08:31:40 PM
The Adjustment Bureau

5/10

The premise was OK, even with religious undertones.  The love story was overly sappy though, and it could have been much better executed.

Just so, yet it was well-paced and kept me entertained.  I enjoyed it.
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Post by: Old Hoplite on August 04, 2011, 11:49:28 AM
"Fanboys" 

4/10.  Had some interesting cameos. But an otherwise unwatchable "road trip", and paenea to Star Wars fandom movie.
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Post by: seaotter on August 04, 2011, 11:55:32 AM
Wall street Money Never Sleeps

4/10

Not terrible but not worth your time. What really bothered me was how the kept explaining things to the wall street kid. It was just so obvious that they were really talking to the audience.
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Post by: B SIDE on August 04, 2011, 12:01:49 PM
Wall street Money Never Sleeps

4/10

Not terrible but not worth your time. What really bothered me was how the kept explaining things to the wall street kid. It was just so obvious that they were really talking to the audience.

I agree.  I tuned into the film on HBO a couple of weeks ago, and watched a big chunk out of the middle.  (I knew the premise, so I figured I could skip the beginning.)  I really felt like I was being talked down to.  I'm not sure if I should have expected more from the script, but I certainly would have hoped for more.
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Post by: jaypee on August 04, 2011, 02:07:08 PM
Limitless

6/10

I felt there were a lot of missed opportunities in this movie.. We never really found out who killed the drug dealer in the beginning, or why. I also felt that De Niro's character was rather self-contradictory.. the investor guy who introduced Morra to Van Loon said that you only get one chance with him but De Niro/Van Loon gave him like three opportunities to redeem himself.
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Post by: Earl_of_Edmonds on August 04, 2011, 04:56:43 PM
i have just now finished watching a documentary on the making of the Folosm Prison concert....WOW! simply awsome, i love me my Johnny Cash but never knew that the tune was a cover...stolen really since he lifted lyrics and the melody without credit.

good interviews with some family members of the prisoners and cash...

a must see for any fan of cash or music in general.
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Post by: Andrew Clunn on August 04, 2011, 09:41:11 PM
Hall Pass
3 /10

Watch the first 30 minutes, then turn it off.  Basically a morality tale about how men are pigs who just don't appreciate the wonderful beautiful women that care so deeply for them.  The premise (the idea of a "hall pass") is given in a short speech about psychology given by Joy Behar from The View.  Yeah, it's that bad.
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Post by: Nacreous on August 04, 2011, 10:37:20 PM
"Source Code"

7/10

Not bad for a new twist on the time travel theme.  Evil government scientist misuses war hero to stop terrorist.  Nice work by Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan and Vera Farmiga.
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Post by: Moloch on August 04, 2011, 10:38:22 PM
Rise of the Planet of the Apes - 8.5/10

Cooooooooooooooooooool...........
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Post by: lukebourassa on August 05, 2011, 12:10:05 AM
Rise of the Planet of the Apes - 8.5/10

Cooooooooooooooooooool...........

Far be it for me to disagree with someone's opinions.. but... How?  How is the premise appear at all plausible (not the ape intelligence part, the taking over the world part)?
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Post by: GodSlayer on August 05, 2011, 12:11:45 AM
Rise of the Planet of the Apes - 8.5/10

Cooooooooooooooooooool...........

Far be it for me to disagree with someone's opinions.. but... How?  How is the premise appear at all plausible (not the ape intelligence part, the taking over the world part)?

American obesity epidemic increases
soon everyone needs a well trained helper monkey -- even defense force personnel
once all key departments of government are infiltrated, the monkeys execute a first-strike plan to trigger a global war.

'based on a soon-to-be true story'
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Post by: lukebourassa on August 05, 2011, 12:22:46 AM
Rise of the Planet of the Apes - 8.5/10

Cooooooooooooooooooool...........

Far be it for me to disagree with someone's opinions.. but... How?  How is the premise appear at all plausible (not the ape intelligence part, the taking over the world part)?

American obesity epidemic increases
soon everyone needs a well trained helper monkey -- even defense force personnel
once all key departments of government are infiltrated, the monkeys execute a first-strike plan to trigger a global war.

'based on a soon-to-be true story'

Well you know when I first saw the trailer, I said to myself "This premise is only believable if we come in on the movie at a point AFTER the apes have already infiltrated into our society, like the robots in The AniMatrix." By showing us the take-over from the starting conditions of apes as research subjects, with their small numbers, it's incredibly far-fetched.
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on August 05, 2011, 01:07:42 PM
Yeah, PotA trailer completely turned me off because it seemed full of  "WHY THE HELL WOULD THEY DO THAT" moments. CG looks pretty excellent, I'll admit.
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Post by: lukebourassa on August 06, 2011, 02:20:25 AM
Sarah's Key

9/10

Exceptionally well-made movie that weaves 2 increasingly interrelated stories together. Very human.
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Post by: GodSlayer on August 06, 2011, 06:49:43 AM
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008 remake)

boring, like all such films, but perfectly fine.
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Post by: gs on August 06, 2011, 12:07:37 PM
Bad teacher was pretty entertaining.

But i'm willing to admit i may have slight bias, being a heterosexual male and the movie having cameron diaz in it.  Gorgeous.
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Post by: Henning on August 06, 2011, 01:20:05 PM
Rise of the Planet of the Apes - 8.5/10

Cooooooooooooooooooool...........

Far be it for me to disagree with someone's opinions.. but... How?  How is the premise appear at all plausible (not the ape intelligence part, the taking over the world part)?

They make it plausible... less plausible to me was a black CEO and people as good-looking as Franco and Freida Pinto being scientists.  ::)
I'll do a cryptic spoiler: The apes don't need to take over the world,
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8/10. Pretty awesome to watch Caesar take the new title for "most convincing CG character to date." Some disappointing/silly bits tho...
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Post by: superdave on August 06, 2011, 05:55:16 PM
recent movies
Planet of the Apes the original with Heston.  7.5/10  They took a pretty silly premise and made a solid movie out of it with an actual message.  I'd rate it higher but it does feel a tiny bit dated.  Worth a watch if you have never seen it, especially in the miraculous condition that you have not had the ending spoiled for you. 

Kung Fu Panda  8/10  I really liked this movie, its mostly a straight up kung fu movie except with animals.  It was funny and didnt talk down to the audience.
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Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on August 06, 2011, 08:44:10 PM
Rise of the Planet of the Apes - 8.5/10

Cooooooooooooooooooool...........

Far be it for me to disagree with someone's opinions.. but... How?  How is the premise appear at all plausible (not the ape intelligence part, the taking over the world part)?

I think the idea is that the ape in the movie sees what is happening around him and spreads the drug to other apes in an effort to stop it (not sure - have only seen the trailers).
Are you going to take on a band of really intelligent gorillas.....hmmmmmm?   ;)

Bad teacher was pretty entertaining.

But i'm willing to admit i may have slight bias, being a heterosexual male and the movie having cameron diaz in it.  Gorgeous.

No kidding - RAWR!
(http://img2.timeinc.net/people/i/2006/celebdatabase/camerondiaz/cameron_diaz1B_300_400.jpg)

I was paging around one night a week or so ago and found Despicable Me
I give it a 8/10 - it is so freakin' adorable.
I laughed and "awwwwww"-ed all the way through it.
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Post by: GodSlayer on August 06, 2011, 09:27:38 PM
(http://img2.timeinc.net/people/i/2006/celebdatabase/camerondiaz/cameron_diaz1B_300_400.jpg)

she looks like a muppet.
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on August 06, 2011, 09:41:04 PM
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she looks like a muppet.

What do you call people who want to have sex with muppets?


...because if what you say is true, I'm that.
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Post by: B SIDE on August 06, 2011, 10:39:54 PM
She does have a little bit of that Janice look about her.  She's also dumb as a rock.  But Cameron Diaz has much nicer legs.
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Post by: MikeHz on August 06, 2011, 11:22:29 PM
Deadly Hollows. My ass got tired.
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Post by: moj on August 07, 2011, 10:52:28 AM
Die hard. 9 out of 10, it holds up surprisingly well for a 23 year old action flic.
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Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on August 07, 2011, 10:55:32 AM
Die hard. 9 out of 10, it holds up surprisingly well for a 23 year old action flic.

The original is one of my favorite flics of all time.
Action, action, action!
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 07, 2011, 08:12:14 PM
Watched two movies over the weekend.

The Prophecy 1995: 5/10
It's a film that was in the territory of Constantine, but without the budget and production values.
It could have been a decent film, but it was just so so, having been made in 1995 and looking like it was made in 1986.

Easy A 2010: 7.5/10
An interesting premise, a whole bunch of laugh out loud moments.
Not great cinema, but good enough for some light hearted entertainment.
Better than most Teen films that I've seen, even if it did obviously cast 20 somethings for the majority of the roles.
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Post by: jaypee on August 08, 2011, 09:57:53 AM
Just watched The Blind Side on HBO yesterday for the first time.

I know I shouldn't get all emotional about weepy crap like that, but holy hell.. As formulaic as that movie was it still had me choking up at points.
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Post by: David E. on August 08, 2011, 10:33:23 AM
Watched two movies over the weekend.

The Prophecy 1995: 5/10
It's a film that was in the territory of Constantine, but without the budget and production values.
It could have been a decent film, but it was just so so, having been made in 1995 and looking like it was made in 1986.

Easy A 2010: 7.5/10
An interesting premise, a whole bunch of laugh out loud moments.
Not great cinema, but good enough for some light hearted entertainment.
Better than most Teen films that I've seen, even if it did obviously cast 20 somethings for the majority of the roles.

I would rate The Prophecy as 7 just for Walken and Viggo.  They were the movie. 

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Post by: superdave on August 08, 2011, 10:40:40 AM
Just watched The Blind Side on HBO yesterday for the first time.

I know I shouldn't get all emotional about weepy crap like that, but holy hell.. As formulaic as that movie was it still had me choking up at points.

I am totally with you.  That was the best formulaic movie I have ever seen.
Something that occured to me during the movie.  I really didn't think there was much wrong with what the family was accused of even if they didn't have noble intentions.  They took a kid with no future and gave him a succesful life.
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Post by: Andrew Clunn on August 08, 2011, 10:43:43 AM
Just watched The Blind Side on HBO yesterday for the first time.

I know I shouldn't get all emotional about weepy crap like that, but holy hell.. As formulaic as that movie was it still had me choking up at points.

I am totally with you.  That was the best formulaic movie I have ever seen.
Something that occured to me during the movie.  I really didn't think there was much wrong with what the family was accused of even if they didn't have noble intentions.  They took a kid with no future and gave him a succesful life.

When you realize that the movie took a book that was about Michael Oher, and made it about a white woman instead, you have no problems with tearing up.
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Post by: amysrevenge on August 08, 2011, 10:50:29 AM
Watched true Grit last night (the new one).  6.5/10

I liked John Wayne better.
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Post by: jaypee on August 08, 2011, 10:52:12 AM
Just watched The Blind Side on HBO yesterday for the first time.

I know I shouldn't get all emotional about weepy crap like that, but holy hell.. As formulaic as that movie was it still had me choking up at points.

I am totally with you.  That was the best formulaic movie I have ever seen.
Something that occured to me during the movie.  I really didn't think there was much wrong with what the family was accused of even if they didn't have noble intentions.  They took a kid with no future and gave him a succesful life.

My friend and I were just arguing this over email. We pretty much agreed on the same conclusion..

FWIW, the movie is pretty inaccurate. Oher was already a student at Briarcrest and a standout football, basketball, and track athlete before the Tuohys adopted him. His GPA was still far too low for him to ever qualify for a D1 college, and they *did* take him into their home when he was in an uncertain living situation and provide him with food, clothing, and tutoring. Even if they only did so for selfish reasons, they still did so.

Having said that.. the reason I don't take the cynical position about the Tuohys is that the payoff for them and Ole Miss would be so low. Even a first-round draft caliber OL isn't going to impact the fortunes of an SEC football team enough to make risking NCAA penalties against the school worthwhile. If Oher was a Matt Ryan, Michael Vick, Vince Young (in other words, a "game-changing" QB) or a Chris Johnson-caliber RB then I think the case against the Tuohys would be more convincing, because a player who could virtually guarantee 2 TDs a game over a replacement player would be a game-changing player for a college program, much like Cam Newton was the final piece of the puzzle which guaranteed Auburn a championship.

And also, the SEC is so corrupt that if boosters are resorting to adopting disadvantaged kids then it could only be considered a dramatic improvement over the normal recruiting tactics of SEC schools.
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Post by: Johnny Slick on August 08, 2011, 11:10:06 AM
In fairness, one of the premises of the book (and of reality, frankly) is that left tackle is a tremendously underrated position in the NFL. It may actually be the single most important position on offense after quarterback (and yes, I am aware of the existence of running backs). A great left tackle like a Walter Jones or an Anthony Munoz can not only be a bulwark you can run behind time after time but will protect a right-handed quarterback's blind side (hence the name of the book and movie) and protect them from getting badly hurt or otherwise skittish on a sack.
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Post by: superdave on August 08, 2011, 11:10:52 AM
Just watched The Blind Side on HBO yesterday for the first time.

I know I shouldn't get all emotional about weepy crap like that, but holy hell.. As formulaic as that movie was it still had me choking up at points.

I am totally with you.  That was the best formulaic movie I have ever seen.
Something that occured to me during the movie.  I really didn't think there was much wrong with what the family was accused of even if they didn't have noble intentions.  They took a kid with no future and gave him a succesful life.

My friend and I were just arguing this over email. We pretty much agreed on the same conclusion..

FWIW, the movie is pretty inaccurate. Oher was already a student at Briarcrest and a standout football, basketball, and track athlete before the Tuohys adopted him. His GPA was still far too low for him to ever qualify for a D1 college, and they *did* take him into their home when he was in an uncertain living situation and provide him with food, clothing, and tutoring. Even if they only did so for selfish reasons, they still did so.

Having said that.. the reason I don't take the cynical position about the Tuohys is that the payoff for them and Ole Miss would be so low. Even a first-round draft caliber OL isn't going to impact the fortunes of an SEC football team enough to make risking NCAA penalties against the school worthwhile. If Oher was a Matt Ryan, Michael Vick, Vince Young (in other words, a "game-changing" QB) or a Chris Johnson-caliber RB then I think the case against the Tuohys would be more convincing, because a player who could virtually guarantee 2 TDs a game over a replacement player would be a game-changing player for a college program, much like Cam Newton was the final piece of the puzzle which guaranteed Auburn a championship.

And also, the SEC is so corrupt that if boosters are resorting to adopting disadvantaged kids then it could only be considered a dramatic improvement over the normal recruiting tactics of SEC schools.

thanks for the clarifying info. 
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Post by: jaypee on August 08, 2011, 11:27:39 AM
In fairness, one of the premises of the book (and of reality, frankly) is that left tackle is a tremendously underrated position in the NFL. It may actually be the single most important position on offense after quarterback (and yes, I am aware of the existence of running backs). A great left tackle like a Walter Jones or an Anthony Munoz can not only be a bulwark you can run behind time after time but will protect a right-handed quarterback's blind side (hence the name of the book and movie) and protect them from getting badly hurt or otherwise skittish on a sack.

Yeah, but what good is a great left tackle if you have no real QB? At least in '05 Ole Miss had two or three QBs, none of whom really distinguished themselves.
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Post by: Ah.hell on August 08, 2011, 11:42:08 AM
Harry Potter part 7 1/2.  Good movie but I had hoped that Draco Malfoy would have a little redemption in the end. 
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Post by: Johnny Slick on August 08, 2011, 01:44:08 PM
In fairness, one of the premises of the book (and of reality, frankly) is that left tackle is a tremendously underrated position in the NFL. It may actually be the single most important position on offense after quarterback (and yes, I am aware of the existence of running backs). A great left tackle like a Walter Jones or an Anthony Munoz can not only be a bulwark you can run behind time after time but will protect a right-handed quarterback's blind side (hence the name of the book and movie) and protect them from getting badly hurt or otherwise skittish on a sack.

Yeah, but what good is a great left tackle if you have no real QB? At least in '05 Ole Miss had two or three QBs, none of whom really distinguished themselves.
You can still build a running game around that guy, especially in college, and since teams tend to put their best pass rusher on the weakside edge, even a mediocre QB is helped by the stability he provides. But yes, I agree that having a good QB is more important than having a good LT.
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Post by: jaypee on August 08, 2011, 01:48:03 PM
In fairness, one of the premises of the book (and of reality, frankly) is that left tackle is a tremendously underrated position in the NFL. It may actually be the single most important position on offense after quarterback (and yes, I am aware of the existence of running backs). A great left tackle like a Walter Jones or an Anthony Munoz can not only be a bulwark you can run behind time after time but will protect a right-handed quarterback's blind side (hence the name of the book and movie) and protect them from getting badly hurt or otherwise skittish on a sack.

Yeah, but what good is a great left tackle if you have no real QB? At least in '05 Ole Miss had two or three QBs, none of whom really distinguished themselves.
You can still build a running game around that guy, especially in college, and since teams tend to put their best pass rusher on the weakside edge, even a mediocre QB is helped by the stability he provides. But yes, I agree that having a good QB is more important than having a good LT.

Not really disagreeing with you anyway.. I'm just saying that if you're going to be scummy like the Tuohys have been accused of you'd be better off just adopting some stand out QBs or RBs from the local public schools.
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Post by: Old Hoplite on August 08, 2011, 05:20:49 PM
Remastered Spartacus. Staring Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Lawrence Olivier, Charles Laughton and Peter Usinov.

10/10.

Man, the prefect movie. Action, emotion and the acting! Couldn't be better. I must have seen this picture 10 times and when it comes to the "I'm Spartacus" I'm Spartacus" scene I literally tear-up!
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Post by: GodSlayer on August 08, 2011, 05:41:05 PM
If Oher was a Matt Ryan, Michael Vick, Vince Young (in other words, a "game-changing" QB) or a Chris Johnson-caliber RB then I think the case against the Tuohys would be more convincing, because a player who could virtually guarantee 2 TDs a game over a replacement player would be a game-changing player for a college program

I don't know the story, or the sport, but I'll ask anyway: why would they seem more guilty just because their gamble happened to pay off? are we supposed to assume that it was obvious how good he'd never be, and therefore they couldn't have done this on the hope that he would be a game-changer?
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 08, 2011, 06:55:54 PM
Watched two movies over the weekend.

The Prophecy 1995: 5/10
It's a film that was in the territory of Constantine, but without the budget and production values.
It could have been a decent film, but it was just so so, having been made in 1995 and looking like it was made in 1986.

Easy A 2010: 7.5/10
An interesting premise, a whole bunch of laugh out loud moments.
Not great cinema, but good enough for some light hearted entertainment.
Better than most Teen films that I've seen, even if it did obviously cast 20 somethings for the majority of the roles.

I would rate The Prophecy as 7 just for Walken and Viggo.  They were the movie.

I liked Viggo's Satan, almost as much as Peter Stormare in Constantine(definitely the only thing making that film worth watching).
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Post by: Audiophile on August 08, 2011, 08:22:28 PM
Watched two movies over the weekend.

The Prophecy 1995: 5/10
It's a film that was in the territory of Constantine, but without the budget and production values.
It could have been a decent film, but it was just so so, having been made in 1995 and looking like it was made in 1986.

Easy A 2010: 7.5/10
An interesting premise, a whole bunch of laugh out loud moments.
Not great cinema, but good enough for some light hearted entertainment.
Better than most Teen films that I've seen, even if it did obviously cast 20 somethings for the majority of the roles.

I would rate The Prophecy as 7 just for Walken and Viggo.  They were the movie.

I liked Viggo's Satan, almost as much as Peter Stormare in Constantine(definitely the only thing making that film worth watching).

Got to point out that the graphic novel story (called "Dangerous Habits") on which the Movie was based is one of the best comics I know. Granted, pretty much of the Hellblazer/Constantine stuff is great, but "Dangerous Habits" do stand out. And yeah, the movie did not make it much credit.  :-[
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Post by: B SIDE on August 09, 2011, 05:42:48 AM
Rise of the Planet of the Apes

 :) :) :) :) :-\

Really excellent film.  Just one corner of the mouth short of the much coveted five smiley rating.  If they had gone for an R rating on the film, and had a few arms getting ripped off (tactfully?), it would have warranted a perfect score.
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Post by: GodSlayer on August 09, 2011, 07:40:13 AM
If they had gone for an R rating on the film, and had a few arms getting ripped off (tactfully?), it would have warranted a perfect score.

ooooh, or noses bitten off, testicles ripped off, etc., eh. ...for authenticity sake.
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Post by: B SIDE on August 09, 2011, 07:57:30 AM
If they had gone for an R rating on the film, and had a few arms getting ripped off (tactfully?), it would have warranted a perfect score.

ooooh, or noses bitten off, testicles ripped off, etc., eh. ...for authenticity sake.

Yes!  But there wasn't any of this.  Remember the really terrible HULK movie that was made a few years back?  Not the good one with Eddie Norton, but the one before it where HULK was crying all the time about being mistreated as a child?

Anyway there's a scene in that movie where he picks up a tank by the cannon, swings it around over his head, and tosses the thing... like a mile.  As HULK leaps away, the camera moves to show that the tank landed turret-up, as a tank crewman opens the hatch and looks around in disbelief.  Seriously, if the HULK is mad at you, he's likely to do some damage to your body.  This is reminiscent of the GI JOE cartoon series, when a parachute would appear in the sky above every airplane that was shot down.  No animated humans were harmed in the making of this cartoon.

Same for Planet of the Apes.  Every time the apes use a weapon, it hits the car and not the driver.  They fight guys with guns by punching them, but never kill them.  People die in the movie, sure!  But apes aren't the ones doing the killing.  It would not have been too difficult for apes to kill some people, but for it to be presented without terrible on-screen gore.
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Post by: jaypee on August 09, 2011, 09:54:43 AM
If Oher was a Matt Ryan, Michael Vick, Vince Young (in other words, a "game-changing" QB) or a Chris Johnson-caliber RB then I think the case against the Tuohys would be more convincing, because a player who could virtually guarantee 2 TDs a game over a replacement player would be a game-changing player for a college program

I don't know the story, or the sport, but I'll ask anyway: why would they seem more guilty just because their gamble happened to pay off? are we supposed to assume that it was obvious how good he'd never be, and therefore they couldn't have done this on the hope that he would be a game-changer?

Well, let me clarify: Michael Oher is a high-caliber player and arguably he was a game changer for the Mississippi football program, but my argument is that if a family of boosters was looking to adopt a talented athlete in order to steer him into the Ole Miss football program in order to help them win, and they were doing this entirely on their own without colluding with other boosters who were going to do the same thing with other talented kids, they would have been better off finding a really good quarterback or running back prospect and adopting that kid instead, since those types of players can ensure that your team will score one or two extra touchdowns per game over a replacement player, meaning that your team would have a far greater chance of winning.

Recent examples of players who basically carried a college football team are players like Cam Newton, Matt Ryan, Vince Young, Tim Tebow, etc..

Also.. Having a stellar player at QB serves as a huge draw for future recruits, so if Ole Miss had great QB they could build a better core of players around him. It's harder to lure prospects by saying that you have a great Left Tackle than it is by saying you have a great QB.
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Post by: amysrevenge on August 09, 2011, 10:52:06 AM
The Jerk

10/10

The perfect coming of age film.

( I also watched Dead Men Don't wear Plaid, which was about 8/10 - it was Steve Martin night at my house.)
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Post by: stonesean on August 09, 2011, 12:07:15 PM
Remastered Spartacus. Staring Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Lawrence Olivier, Charles Laughton and Peter Usinov.

10/10.

Man, the prefect movie. Action, emotion and the acting! Couldn't be better. I must have seen this picture 10 times and when it comes to the "I'm Spartacus" I'm Spartacus" scene I literally tear-up!

Isn't it amazing how Kirk Douglas kicks so much more ass as a movie star than his kid did?   Spartacus? Paths Of Glory?  Kirk Douglas fu#king rules!
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Post by: Old Hoplite on August 09, 2011, 02:45:01 PM
Remastered Spartacus. Staring Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Lawrence Olivier, Charles Laughton and Peter Usinov.

10/10.

Man, the prefect movie. Action, emotion and the acting! Couldn't be better. I must have seen this picture 10 times and when it comes to the "I'm Spartacus" I'm Spartacus" scene I literally tear-up!

Isn't it amazing how Kirk Douglas kicks so much more ass as a movie star than his kid did?   Spartacus? Paths Of Glory?  Kirk Douglas fu#king rules!

Also of note is Stanley Kubrick as a director of both Spartacus and Paths of Glory. The man was a truely great film maker before he went wack job and started to produce self important junk.
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Post by: stonesean on August 09, 2011, 03:22:13 PM
Remastered Spartacus. Staring Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Lawrence Olivier, Charles Laughton and Peter Usinov.

10/10.

Man, the prefect movie. Action, emotion and the acting! Couldn't be better. I must have seen this picture 10 times and when it comes to the "I'm Spartacus" I'm Spartacus" scene I literally tear-up!


Isn't it amazing how Kirk Douglas kicks so much more ass as a movie star than his kid did?   Spartacus? Paths Of Glory?  Kirk Douglas fu#king rules!

Also of note is Stanley Kubrick as a director of both Spartacus and Paths of Glory. The man was a truely great film maker before he went wack job and started to produce self important junk.

I've always felt that the Cohens are the greatest LIVING American filmmakers, and Kubrick is THE greatest.
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Post by: EmergentSystem on August 09, 2011, 03:46:02 PM
"Source Code"
7/10

Not bad for a new twist on the time travel theme.  Evil government scientist misuses war hero to stop terrorist.  Nice work by Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan and Vera Farmiga.
I just watched it, and have about the same rating to give it as you. It was pretty entertaining and well done.

Though as it ended...
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Weirded me out that they never dealt with that.
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on August 09, 2011, 03:50:38 PM
Predators.

7/10. Solid shoot em up, some amusing shout-outs to other films.
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Post by: stonesean on August 09, 2011, 03:58:21 PM
Predators.

7/10. Solid shoot em up, some amusing shout-outs to other films.

Predators should have been horrible, and wasn't at all.  A pleasant surprise.
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on August 09, 2011, 04:43:35 PM
Predators should have been horrible, and wasn't at all.  A pleasant surprise.

Seriously!

What saved it for me: no extra story or character development... just fighting predators.
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Post by: Ah.hell on August 09, 2011, 05:58:29 PM
Totally agree regarding Predators.  I expected really stupid and not particularly entertaining but what I got was actually pretty entertaining, still really dumb but solidly entertaining. 
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 09, 2011, 06:30:19 PM
I hated predators.
Love dumb action, but it was irritating as all hell.
Like going to the beach and getting sand in your undies, only to return to your camp and find that some bastard has run off with your possessions.
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Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on August 09, 2011, 07:29:41 PM
Secretariat

Meh - 6/10.
The story itself was decent but it had a lot of really slow moments.
And the problem with historic stories is that I know how they will end.
The climactic moment doesn't work (the final race - oooh will he win the triple crown?)  ::)
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Post by: Skeptress on August 09, 2011, 07:48:03 PM
The Crazies 5/10. Meh not nearly as scary as I thought it would be (and I'm generally a big fraidy cat).
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 09, 2011, 08:06:30 PM
The Crazies 5/10. Meh not nearly as scary as I thought it would be (and I'm generally a big fraidy cat).

When you re-make a steaming turd, it's probably going to be a steaming turd.

Next thing you know, there'll be a remake of Knight Riders.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082622/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082622/)
(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjA0MjIzNDc1N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwODQ4NjkxMQ@@._V1._SY317_CR2,0,214,317_.jpg)
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Post by: New Foundland on August 09, 2011, 08:08:52 PM
The Man from Earth (2007) - 8/10
A little slow at times, and low-budget. But very well executed and overall very entertaining movie.
Especially recommended to those with a skeptical bent
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 09, 2011, 08:30:41 PM
The Man from Earth (2007) - 8/10
A little slow at times, and low-budget. But very well executed and overall very entertaining movie.
Especially recommended to those with a skeptical bent

It was a great idea for a film, but it needed much more money.
The lack of budget made it have that "bold and the beautiful" look about it.
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Post by: Old Hoplite on August 09, 2011, 08:55:07 PM
Remastered Spartacus. Staring Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Lawrence Olivier, Charles Laughton and Peter Usinov.

10/10.

Man, the prefect movie. Action, emotion and the acting! Couldn't be better. I must have seen this picture 10 times and when it comes to the "I'm Spartacus" I'm Spartacus" scene I literally tear-up!


Isn't it amazing how Kirk Douglas kicks so much more ass as a movie star than his kid did?   Spartacus? Paths Of Glory?  Kirk Douglas fu#king rules!

Also of note is Stanley Kubrick as a director of both Spartacus and Paths of Glory. The man was a truely great film maker before he went wack job and started to produce self important junk.

I've always felt that the Cohens are the greatest LIVING American filmmakers, and Kubrick is THE greatest.

I think Kubrick's early work was brilliant, but pretty much everything after A Clockwork Orange was crap (excepting being Full Metal Jacket) . 
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Post by: MikeHz on August 09, 2011, 09:16:42 PM
[quote author=stonesean link=topic=35215.msg9038388#msg9038388 date=1312906035

Isn't it amazing how Kirk Douglas kicks so much more ass as a movie star than his kid did?   Spartacus? Paths Of Glory?  Kirk Douglas fu#king rules!
[/quote]

Saw it in the theater, in Hollywood, when it came out.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: MisterMarc on August 09, 2011, 09:17:51 PM
When you re-make a steaming turd, it's probably going to be a steaming turd.

That just leaves good films....why remake those? They're already great.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 09, 2011, 09:18:52 PM
When you re-make a steaming turd, it's probably going to be a steaming turd.

That just leaves good films....why remake those? They're already great.

To make money. Duh. :P
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: MisterMarc on August 09, 2011, 10:03:09 PM
When you re-make a steaming turd, it's probably going to be a steaming turd.

That just leaves good films....why remake those? They're already great.

To make money. Duh. :P

Oh yeah. :(
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: GodSlayer on August 09, 2011, 10:29:31 PM
When you re-make a steaming turd, it's probably going to be a steaming turd.

That just leaves good films....why remake those? They're already great.

To make money. Duh. :P

Oh yeah. :(

lol, can you imagine if a couple movie execs from different companies were having lunch together one day and they were like
'maaan, if a good screenplay doesn't cross my desk soon, we're not going to have anything new on screens this summer!'
'omg, you guys, too? we haven't seen anything worth making in months!!'
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 09, 2011, 10:45:31 PM
When you re-make a steaming turd, it's probably going to be a steaming turd.

That just leaves good films....why remake those? They're already great.

To make money. Duh. :P

Oh yeah. :(

lol, can you imagine if a couple movie execs from different companies were having lunch together one day and they were like
'maaan, if a good screenplay doesn't cross my desk soon, we're not going to have anything new on screens this summer!'
'omg, you guys, too? we haven't seen anything worth making in months!!'

Back when I was at film school, there was a site for hosting scripts, there was so much great material in there, but we see the same rubbish year after year :(
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: GodSlayer on August 09, 2011, 10:47:35 PM
we see the same rubbish year after year :(

I guess it's because they still have the same dumb majority audience to appeal to.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: Dionysus on August 09, 2011, 10:48:35 PM
The Eagle - 7/10

Surprisingly good. I'm not a big fan of Channing Tatum as an actor, and my feelings are somewhat vindicated since he's probably the weakest link in the movie. But the story was respectable and the battle sequences seemed very realistic. I would recommend it for any fans of the sword and shield genre.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 09, 2011, 11:58:20 PM
we see the same rubbish year after year :(

I guess it's because they still have the same dumb majority audience to appeal to.

I hate those guys.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: Moloch on August 10, 2011, 02:33:05 AM
Rise of the Planet of the Apes - 8.5/10

Cooooooooooooooooooool...........

Far be it for me to disagree with someone's opinions.. but... How?  How is the premise appear at all plausible (not the ape intelligence part, the taking over the world part)?

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Post by: Dionysus on August 10, 2011, 02:36:23 AM
Rise of the Planet of the Apes - 8.5/10

Cooooooooooooooooooool...........

Far be it for me to disagree with someone's opinions.. but... How?  How is the premise appear at all plausible (not the ape intelligence part, the taking over the world part)?

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Sounds like delicious dues ex machina.
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Post by: Moloch on August 10, 2011, 02:39:37 AM
Rise of the Planet of the Apes - 8.5/10

Cooooooooooooooooooool...........

Far be it for me to disagree with someone's opinions.. but... How?  How is the premise appear at all plausible (not the ape intelligence part, the taking over the world part)?

(click to show/hide)

Sounds like delicious dues ex machina.

A bit.

I can hardly blame them though. They have a premise (apes get smart) and they have a conclusion (apes rule the world) and it's probably the most "realistic" way to get from A to B.
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Post by: lukebourassa on August 10, 2011, 10:51:33 AM
The Fellowship of the Ring (Extended)

9/10

My awesome fiancee said to me the other day, "I want to re-watch the Lord of the Rings movies." Awesome sauce. One down, two to go.

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Post by: Eternally Learning on August 10, 2011, 11:35:22 AM
The Fellowship of the Ring (Extended)

9/10

My awesome fiancee said to me the other day, "I want to re-watch the Lord of the Rings movies." Awesome sauce. One down, two to go.

Good show!  I rewatched the extended editions recently.  It's staggering how long Return of the Kings is.  Awesome movie, but damn is it long!
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Post by: Halloran on August 10, 2011, 11:42:44 AM
The Fellowship of the Ring (Extended)

9/10

My awesome fiancee said to me the other day, "I want to re-watch the Lord of the Rings movies." Awesome sauce. One down, two to go.

Good show!  I rewatched the extended editions recently.  It's staggering how long Return of the Kings is.  Awesome movie, but damn is it long!

And yet it still feels shorter than the books.  lol
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Post by: lukebourassa on August 10, 2011, 11:48:13 AM
The Fellowship of the Ring (Extended)

9/10

My awesome fiancee said to me the other day, "I want to re-watch the Lord of the Rings movies." Awesome sauce. One down, two to go.

Good show!  I rewatched the extended editions recently.  It's staggering how long Return of the Kings is.  Awesome movie, but damn is it long!

I remember seeing Return of the King at a midnight opening, and those last 30 minutes felt SOOOO LONG! I think the Extended version adds another 45 minutes or so on top of that. It will definitely be accomplished in more than one sitting.
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Post by: superdave on August 10, 2011, 12:02:26 PM
now that everything is a remake, sequel or prequel, what are they going to do in 10 years when the only things left to remake, sequelize or prequilize are other remakes sequels and prequils.  Have we already reached this point?  They are making a new Spiderman reboot only ten years after the first. 
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Post by: jaypee on August 10, 2011, 12:06:08 PM
The Fellowship of the Ring (Extended)

9/10

My awesome fiancee said to me the other day, "I want to re-watch the Lord of the Rings movies." Awesome sauce. One down, two to go.

Good show!  I rewatched the extended editions recently.  It's staggering how long Return of the Kings is.  Awesome movie, but damn is it long!

I remember seeing Return of the King at a midnight opening, and those last 30 minutes felt SOOOO LONG! I think the Extended version adds another 45 minutes or so on top of that. It will definitely be accomplished in more than one sitting.

Does the extended version have the Battle of the Shire in it? I was always kinda disappointed that got cut out, although I totally can't argue with the logic behind not including it.
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Post by: amysrevenge on August 10, 2011, 12:21:14 PM
Does the extended version have the Battle of the Shire in it? I was always kinda disappointed that got cut out, although I totally can't argue with the logic behind not including it.

No.  Would be certain death in a movie that already has to deal with a friggin' hour and a half after the plot is resolved.

Last night I watched the final film in my Steve Martin 3-pack, The Lonely Guy.  5/10.  Far below the standard of The Jerk and Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid.  Bog-standard rom-com.  The only redemption is Charles Grodin, who is wonderful and bumps an otherwise 3/10 up to 5.
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Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on August 10, 2011, 12:25:31 PM
The Fellowship of the Ring (Extended)

9/10

My awesome fiancee said to me the other day, "I want to re-watch the Lord of the Rings movies." Awesome sauce. One down, two to go.

I have the trilogy and suggested it to my wife some time ago.
She said, "I don't like fantasy movies - I will be bored with it" but she gave it a chance.
After the first movie she said, "Can't wait to see the rest - I have to know how this turns out."
She ended up loving the whole set.


now that everything is a remake, sequel or prequel, what are they going to do in 10 years when the only things left to remake, sequelize or prequilize are other remakes sequels and prequils.  Have we already reached this point?  They are making a new Spiderman reboot only ten years after the first. 

Final Destination 16?
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Post by: lukebourassa on August 10, 2011, 12:38:30 PM
now that everything is a remake, sequel or prequel, what are they going to do in 10 years when the only things left to remake, sequelize or prequilize are other remakes sequels and prequils.  Have we already reached this point?  They are making a new Spiderman reboot only ten years after the first.

I can't recall where I read it, but apparently the glut of remakes, sequels, and prequels is due to Hollywood being unwilling to take a chance on riskier movies in bad economic times.
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on August 10, 2011, 02:33:50 PM
28 Weeks Later

4/10.

I love 28 Days Later, 28 Weeks was very disappointing. Gaping plot holes in a stupid story. I hate movies where the plot only works because EVERYBODY in the film is f'n retarded--and why they would make a zombie movie focus on people vs. people is utterly beyond me.
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Post by: B SIDE on August 10, 2011, 04:07:12 PM
I hate movies where the plot only works because EVERYBODY in the film is f'n retarded--and why they would make a zombie movie focus on people vs. people is utterly beyond me.

I don't like a lot of movies for exactly that reason.  Any time a movie relies entirely on stupidity to get everyone in silly situations, I spend more of my time just being frustrated by it than enjoying the funny, romantic, or exciting parts.

But my favorite part of the 28 days/weeks films was the emphasis they put on the monstrosity of man.  I liked them both.
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Post by: MisterMarc on August 10, 2011, 04:09:52 PM
Any time a movie relies entirely on stupidity to get everyone in silly situations, I spend more of my time just being frustrated by it than enjoying the funny, romantic, or exciting parts.

I felt the same way about Three's Company.
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Post by: David E. on August 10, 2011, 04:25:25 PM
28 Weeks Later

4/10.

I love 28 Days Later, 28 Weeks was very disappointing. Gaping plot holes in a stupid story. I hate movies where the plot only works because EVERYBODY in the film is f'n retarded--and why they would make a zombie movie focus on people vs. people is utterly beyond me.

I hated that turd.  The ending was absurd.  They also broke one of the more interesting rules from the first movie with (I think) no explaination.  The infected don't come out during the day.
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Post by: Halloran on August 10, 2011, 04:29:28 PM
I hate movies where the plot only works because EVERYBODY in the film is f'n retarded--and why they would make a zombie movie focus on people vs. people is utterly beyond me.

I don't like a lot of movies for exactly that reason.  Any time a movie relies entirely on stupidity to get everyone in silly situations, I spend more of my time just being frustrated by it than enjoying the funny, romantic, or exciting parts.

But my favorite part of the 28 days/weeks films was the emphasis they put on the monstrosity of man.  I liked them both.

I used to really be into horror movies. Lots of suspension of disbelief there, but mostly situational. "Ok, sure, they broken down in some small town that has no repair shop. I guess that is possible."

But that all went to shit when cellphones became popular. The writers now have to really, really bend over backwards to come up with reasons why 5 stranded teenagers dont have working cell phones, cause 99% of the horror movie plots would be solved with them. It gets old seeing how the writers come up with excuses for that. "Really? No one thought to charge their cell before the road trip?"
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Post by: Blackmere on August 10, 2011, 04:31:14 PM
But that all went to shit when cellphones became popular. The writers now have to really, really bend over backwards to come up with reasons why 5 stranded teenagers don't have working cell phones, cause 99% of the horror movie plots would be solved with them. It gets old seeing how the writers come up with excuses for that.

That's not that hard. Just set all horror movies in my neighborhood. No cell service there.
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Post by: Halloran on August 10, 2011, 05:17:11 PM
But that all went to shit when cellphones became popular. The writers now have to really, really bend over backwards to come up with reasons why 5 stranded teenagers don't have working cell phones, cause 99% of the horror movie plots would be solved with them. It gets old seeing how the writers come up with excuses for that.

That's not that hard. Just set all horror movies in my neighborhood. No cell service there.

You have AT&T too?  :)
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Post by: goodthink on August 10, 2011, 05:24:22 PM
the Smurfs: 1/10


Did this movie even need to be made. Not one joke made my kids laugh. My daughter who wanted to see it seemed completely disinterested after 20 mins.
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Post by: Halloran on August 10, 2011, 05:25:53 PM
the Smurfs: 1/10


Did this movie even need to be made. Not one joke made my kids laugh. My daughter who wanted to see it seemed completely disinterested after 20 mins.

When not even NPH can save it, you know there is a problem.
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Post by: goodthink on August 10, 2011, 05:31:09 PM
the Smurfs: 1/10


Did this movie even need to be made. Not one joke made my kids laugh. My daughter who wanted to see it seemed completely disinterested after 20 mins.

When not even NPH can save it, you know there is a problem.


Yeah, he was totally wasted in this film.
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on August 10, 2011, 06:03:34 PM
I hated that turd.  The ending was absurd.  They also broke one of the more interesting rules from the first movie with (I think) no explaination.  The infected don't come out during the day.

I think it was just that the infected were more active at night.

One of the elements that bothered me the most was
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AND WHY ON EARTH
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I liked the human v. human conflict in 28 Days Later; this movie just felt so forced the entire time.

"What if the virus comes back?" "It won't."

Schmucks.
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Post by: Halloran on August 10, 2011, 06:40:21 PM
"What if the virus comes back?" "It won't."

Schmucks.

No, no they just mean they won't get a budget for a 3rd movie, so there is no chance of the virus returning.  ;)
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Post by: GodSlayer on August 10, 2011, 06:50:43 PM
now that everything is a remake, sequel or prequel, what are they going to do in 10 years when the only things left to remake, sequelize or prequilize are other remakes sequels and prequils.  Have we already reached this point?  They are making a new Spiderman reboot only ten years after the first. 

time to make everything in 3D...oh wait.
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Post by: Halloran on August 10, 2011, 07:16:57 PM
now that everything is a remake, sequel or prequel, what are they going to do in 10 years when the only things left to remake, sequelize or prequilize are other remakes sequels and prequils.  Have we already reached this point?  They are making a new Spiderman reboot only ten years after the first. 

time to make everything in 3D...oh wait.

Clearly the next step is 4D (http://www.google.com/imgres?q=4d+movies&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&biw=1024&bih=640&tbm=isch&tbnid=DPwSh-LP2HQlwM:&imgrefurl=http://moviespics.wcgame.ru/4d-movies.html&docid=hbtZezmgHOT4hM&w=600&h=400&ei=SBFDTr_tHOPkiAKvsP2yBQ&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=0&page=1&tbnh=149&tbnw=222&start=0&ndsp=12&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0&tx=93&ty=64).
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 10, 2011, 07:21:06 PM
I hated that turd.  The ending was absurd.  They also broke one of the more interesting rules from the first movie with (I think) no explaination.  The infected don't come out during the day.

I think it was just that the infected were more active at night.

One of the elements that bothered me the most was
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AND WHY ON EARTH
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I liked the human v. human conflict in 28 Days Later; this movie just felt so forced the entire time.

"What if the virus comes back?" "It won't."

Schmucks.

28 days later is one of my favourites. I saw it in the cinema on my own (I was the only one in there) without knowing anything about it, and nearly made mission brown in my trousers.

28 weeks later:
A film that did not need to be made.
I know (but am not friends with) someone who thinks it's better than the original!
How? Because of the juvenile helicopter scene or zombie dad's flam retardant properties when he hid in the door way as that explosion ripped up the corridor?

It was totally pointless.
The script never should have got off the ground.
Danny Boyle should hang his head in shame for being the director of the second unit photography too!
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Post by: MikeHz on August 10, 2011, 09:23:52 PM
Zorro and Robinhood are remade every 10 years since, like, Edison. It was like Edison invents the movie camera, and later that day shoots Robinhood.
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Post by: GodSlayer on August 10, 2011, 09:42:24 PM
It was totally pointless.
The script never should have got off the ground.

profit is never pointless!

but, yea, artisticly, let's make a list of sequels that deserved to be made...





done.

naa, seriously, people like Aliens and Star Wars n stuff, eh? maybe one of the Die Hards?

TV4 just screened 'Cruel Intentions 3' last night ...I had no idea they made 2 sequels. whose fuckin' idea was that?! (no, I did not watch it)
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Post by: GodSlayer on August 10, 2011, 09:45:23 PM
28 weeks later:
A film that did not need to be made.

p.s.,
what do you think of the show The Walking Dead? (has just started screening, here ...doesn't seem at all promising, so far I'm just in it for the post-apocalyptic aesthetic)
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 10, 2011, 10:23:38 PM
28 weeks later:
A film that did not need to be made.

p.s.,
what do you think of the show The Walking Dead? (has just started screening, here ...doesn't seem at all promising, so far I'm just in it for the post-apocalyptic aesthetic)

I really enjoyed parts of the walking dead. But it suffers from "stupid characters causing problems" for the bulk of episodes.
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Post by: Dionysus on August 10, 2011, 10:47:19 PM
28 weeks later:
A film that did not need to be made.

p.s.,
what do you think of the show The Walking Dead? (has just started screening, here ...doesn't seem at all promising, so far I'm just in it for the post-apocalyptic aesthetic)

I really enjoyed parts of the walking dead. But it suffers from "stupid characters causing problems" for the bulk of episodes.
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That didn't cause any problems? It was just a dilemma the character had to deal with. A big part of the show was the psychological aspect of having people you know turn into zombies and being forced to kill them.

GodSlayer, you should keep watching. The show definitely picks up around the second and third episodes and doesn't let up until the end. Unfortunately, it's only 6 episodes total. Can't wait for season 2.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 10, 2011, 10:59:44 PM
28 weeks later:
A film that did not need to be made.

p.s.,
what do you think of the show The Walking Dead? (has just started screening, here ...doesn't seem at all promising, so far I'm just in it for the post-apocalyptic aesthetic)

I really enjoyed parts of the walking dead. But it suffers from "stupid characters causing problems" for the bulk of episodes.
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That didn't cause any problems? It was just a dilemma the character had to deal with. A big part of the show was the psychological aspect of having people you know turn into zombies and being forced to kill them.

GodSlayer, you should keep watching. The show definitely picks up around the second and third episodes and doesn't let up until the end. Unfortunately, it's only 6 episodes total. Can't wait for season 2.
no that didn't cause a problem, but it was stupid and compounded stupidity lead to that scene in the first place
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Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on August 11, 2011, 07:32:07 AM
Zorro and Robinhood are remade every 10 years since, like, Edison. It was like Edison invents the movie camera, and later that day shoots Robinhood.

Rocky 5.....thousand
 :laugh:
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Post by: kendranoelle on August 11, 2011, 09:20:13 AM
The last movie I saw was "Lars and the Real Girl" (and it wasn't the first time I've seen it, I watch it rather often since it's one of my favorite movies). I just always liked how they took a premise that could have made it incredibly tasteless and instead made a really sweet movie. I'm not usually such a sap when it comes to this sort of movie but I just really like how the entire town comes together to help Lars instead of mocking him or ostracizing him (which unfortunately is probably rather unrealistic but hey...).

So yeah, I'd give it a 9/10.
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Post by: lukebourassa on August 11, 2011, 09:47:31 AM
Catfish

6/10

I thought this was a fairly well-made "documentary." It hits upon several modern themes and is surprisingly tense. Many have questioned the authenticity of the story, and I don't think there's any doubt that the events on film were staged (whether or not they were based on real life events, I don't know), but the film is still entertaining and sort of beautiful.
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Post by: goodthink on August 11, 2011, 10:33:11 AM
The last movie I saw was "Lars and the Real Girl" (and it wasn't the first time I've seen it, I watch it rather often since it's one of my favorite movies). I just always liked how they took a premise that could have made it incredibly tasteless and instead made a really sweet movie. I'm not usually such a sap when it comes to this sort of movie but I just really like how the entire town comes together to help Lars instead of mocking him or ostracizing him (which unfortunately is probably rather unrealistic but hey...).

So yeah, I'd give it a 9/10.


Lars is one of my favourite movies. It was so well done. Plus, I believe it was shot in Nova Scotia, I'm not certain though.
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Post by: kendranoelle on August 11, 2011, 10:38:03 AM
The last movie I saw was "Lars and the Real Girl" (and it wasn't the first time I've seen it, I watch it rather often since it's one of my favorite movies). I just always liked how they took a premise that could have made it incredibly tasteless and instead made a really sweet movie. I'm not usually such a sap when it comes to this sort of movie but I just really like how the entire town comes together to help Lars instead of mocking him or ostracizing him (which unfortunately is probably rather unrealistic but hey...).

So yeah, I'd give it a 9/10.


Lars is one of my favourite movies. It was so well done. Plus, I believe it was shot in Nova Scotia, I'm not certain though.

Wiki tells me it was Ontario and it was supposed to take place in Wisconsin.
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Post by: goodthink on August 11, 2011, 11:13:34 AM
Ack, I live in Ontario - so wouldn't have happened here. People here aren't that nice from my experience.
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on August 11, 2011, 12:24:38 PM
I watched half of Stakeland last night (we all wanted to keep watching, but it was out of our control).

so far, 8/10 for being really fun.

No relation to Zombieland--but it's basically a non-comedy (but still funny if you laugh at over the top violence) version Zombieland with vamprires.

Stake Land - Official Trailer [HD] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNC2HwAaWWE&feature=related#)
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Post by: Dionysus on August 11, 2011, 02:05:03 PM
28 weeks later:
A film that did not need to be made.

p.s.,
what do you think of the show The Walking Dead? (has just started screening, here ...doesn't seem at all promising, so far I'm just in it for the post-apocalyptic aesthetic)

I really enjoyed parts of the walking dead. But it suffers from "stupid characters causing problems" for the bulk of episodes.
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That didn't cause any problems? It was just a dilemma the character had to deal with. A big part of the show was the psychological aspect of having people you know turn into zombies and being forced to kill them.

GodSlayer, you should keep watching. The show definitely picks up around the second and third episodes and doesn't let up until the end. Unfortunately, it's only 6 episodes total. Can't wait for season 2.
no that didn't cause a problem, but it was stupid and compounded stupidity lead to that scene in the first place
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Dude, she had to shoot her little sister in the head. You don't expect some hesitation? Honestly, I think you're mixing up "stupid to further the plot" and "stupid to show the characters are human." Humans sometimes do stupid things. Do you watch movies and shows expecting the characters to be perfect, heartless decision makers?
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 11, 2011, 06:49:05 PM
28 weeks later:
A film that did not need to be made.

p.s.,
what do you think of the show The Walking Dead? (has just started screening, here ...doesn't seem at all promising, so far I'm just in it for the post-apocalyptic aesthetic)

I really enjoyed parts of the walking dead. But it suffers from "stupid characters causing problems" for the bulk of episodes.
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That didn't cause any problems? It was just a dilemma the character had to deal with. A big part of the show was the psychological aspect of having people you know turn into zombies and being forced to kill them.

GodSlayer, you should keep watching. The show definitely picks up around the second and third episodes and doesn't let up until the end. Unfortunately, it's only 6 episodes total. Can't wait for season 2.
no that didn't cause a problem, but it was stupid and compounded stupidity lead to that scene in the first place
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Dude, she had to shoot her little sister in the head. You don't expect some hesitation? Honestly, I think you're mixing up "stupid to further the plot" and "stupid to show the characters are human." Humans sometimes do stupid things. Do you watch movies and shows expecting the characters to be perfect, heartless decision makers?

I get the emotion stuff. I am partly human after all.
But it was poorly scripted, acted, edited and went too damn long. THAT is my objection to that scene.
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As I said before, parts were great, parts were not.
Still worth watching to the end.

Rumour has it the first ep of season two is floating round the net some place.
Haven't seen it myself.
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Post by: Skeptress on August 11, 2011, 07:19:30 PM
Lars is a super good movie.   :)

Amelie was very good. 9/10.  Sweet story about fairly realistic people.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 11, 2011, 07:30:02 PM
Somewhere 7.5/10

I half watched it, but my wife enjoyed it.
It was a bit slow, but with some funny and interesting moments.

If you didn't like the virgin suicides or lost in translation, you probably wont like it.
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Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on August 11, 2011, 09:12:10 PM
I recently watched Breaking Away again.

8.5/10

This is a great coming of age film.
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Post by: goodthink on August 12, 2011, 01:30:47 AM
Just saw Rise of the Planet of the Apes, I wasn't expecting much, given the Tim Burton abortion. I have to say this movie was fantastic, an absolutely a must see if you ever watched the originals as a kid/teen. They did stuffs with some of the original content that really paid homage to some of the iconic moments in the originals while adding a completely novel take on the source material.


I can't praise this film enough, I liked virtually everything about it - even the cgi was ok.


9.5/10
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 12, 2011, 08:13:07 AM
Suckerpunch 7/10

Great visuals, fun action scenes, a nice take on depicting plot progression by completely distracting the viewer from what the heck is going on.

I found it confusing, but the ending ties it up.


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Post by: James on August 12, 2011, 11:37:27 AM
Just saw "Rise of Planet of the Apes" and thought it was fantastic!  The storyline was good with well placed setups for future movies and a lot of subtle (and not so subtle) references to past POTA movies.

Going in, I thought the CGI would be the weak link, but it was also fantastic- very realistic.

9/10
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Post by: DeanMorrison on August 12, 2011, 01:02:10 PM
Disney's Hercules --- 7/10

Not the greatest Disney movie ever, but Hades with the awesome fire hair gets special bonus points.
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Post by: kendranoelle on August 12, 2011, 05:56:35 PM
Kung Fu Hustle - 8/10

I'm usually not into martial arts films but I do love this one. It's kind of like a parody of martial arts movies and I always find it very clever (the visuals in the chase scene are hilarious, imo). One of my favorite movies and it never fails to make me laugh (though I don't recommend watching the English dub- it's kinda painful- suck it up and watch it in Chinese with subtitles).
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Post by: Skeptress on August 12, 2011, 06:18:07 PM
Monsters: as a horror film (which is the genre I found it under thanks Netflix) 0/10; as a slow moving dystopian look at humanity 7.5/10
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Post by: Blackmere on August 12, 2011, 06:51:09 PM
Kung Fu Hustle - 8/10

I'm usually not into martial arts films but I do love this one. It's kind of like a parody of martial arts movies and I always find it very clever (the visuals in the chase scene are hilarious, imo). One of my favorite movies and it never fails to make me laugh (though I don't recommend watching the English dub- it's kinda painful- suck it up and watch it in Chinese with subtitles).

Not to mention the dance sequence was awesome.
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Post by: kendranoelle on August 12, 2011, 07:13:18 PM
Kung Fu Hustle - 8/10

I'm usually not into martial arts films but I do love this one. It's kind of like a parody of martial arts movies and I always find it very clever (the visuals in the chase scene are hilarious, imo). One of my favorite movies and it never fails to make me laugh (though I don't recommend watching the English dub- it's kinda painful- suck it up and watch it in Chinese with subtitles).

Not to mention the dance sequence was awesome.

Agreed. :3
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Post by: Ah.hell on August 12, 2011, 09:03:22 PM
Monsters: as a horror film (which is the genre I found it under thanks Netflix) 0/10; as a slow moving dystopian look at humanity 7.5/10
I thought it was heavy handed social commentary about the US immigration policy. 

Also, Kung Fu Hustle was not nearly as good as Shaolin Soccer. 
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Post by: Blackmere on August 12, 2011, 10:17:05 PM
Monsters: as a horror film (which is the genre I found it under thanks Netflix) 0/10; as a slow moving dystopian look at humanity 7.5/10
I thought it was heavy handed social commentary about the US immigration policy. 

Also, Kung Fu Hustle was not nearly as good as Shaolin Soccer. 

Agreed. But not everything can be better then all other things.  :P
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Post by: kendranoelle on August 12, 2011, 10:19:29 PM
Monsters: as a horror film (which is the genre I found it under thanks Netflix) 0/10; as a slow moving dystopian look at humanity 7.5/10
I thought it was heavy handed social commentary about the US immigration policy. 

Also, Kung Fu Hustle was not nearly as good as Shaolin Soccer.

I have yet to see Shaolin Soccer (hopefully Netflix will send it tomorrow), and this makes me anticipate watching it even more! :D
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Post by: lukebourassa on August 13, 2011, 12:37:36 PM
The Two Towers

8/10

As far as middle films in a trilogy go, this is one of my least favorite. There are tons of good scenes, but the film feels sort of uneven. That said, being the least favorite in the LotR trilogy is still a pretty high-ranking movie.
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Post by: seaotter on August 13, 2011, 01:40:06 PM
Doesn't this have the battle of pelennor fields? Probably my most read chapter of any book ever.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 13, 2011, 07:13:01 PM
Limitless 5/10

Because it wasn't quite bad enough to switch off.

Super 8 8/10

Reminiscent of those 80's teen buddy films, sort of felt like I'd seen it before (in a good way).
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Post by: Johnny Slick on August 13, 2011, 07:51:25 PM
30 Minutes Or Less

7/10

I think you have to like Danny McBride and Aziz Ansari. Personally I think both are beyond hilarious. To a lot of people, I'd imagine that their brand of comedy approaches antihumor. Anyway, it's pretty much every bit as dumb as you would expect a movie with both Danny McBride and Aziz Ansari in it to be. Well, okay, it's not *quite* as dumb as Your Highness but there are times when it comes close (also, YH was freaking hilarious as well) (in the case of that one, I think you have to be both a fan of Danny McBride and a fan of Dungeons and Dragons though).
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Post by: Skeptress on August 13, 2011, 08:02:19 PM
Hour of the Wolf, my first Ingmar Bergman film.  8/10 Really freaky.
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Post by: AxeGrrl on August 14, 2011, 02:09:00 AM
Ack, I live in Ontario - so wouldn't have happened here. People here aren't that nice from my experience.


where do you live?  I live in Ontario too and my experiences have generally been the opposite of yours :)

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Post by: goodthink on August 14, 2011, 08:09:17 AM
Ack, I live in Ontario - so wouldn't have happened here. People here aren't that nice from my experience.


where do you live?  I live in Ontario too and my experiences have generally been the opposite of yours :)


I live in Cambridge.


My take on Ontario is basically, the farther north you go up highway 11 the nicer people become.
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Post by: MikeHz on August 14, 2011, 11:09:14 AM
"Knowing," with Nick Cage. Not great, but better than the 33% Rotten Tomatoes rated it. At least, I was entertained for a couple hours.
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on August 14, 2011, 01:59:18 PM
"Knowing," with Nick Cage. Not great, but better than the 33% Rotten Tomatoes rated it. At least, I was entertained for a couple hours.

One of Cage's better recent performances, I though. I enjoyed the movie until the god awful ending, which I believe completely earned the film its poor reviews...
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Post by: EmergentSystem on August 14, 2011, 03:04:25 PM
Captain America - 6.5/10

As someone who knew his story, I wasn't surprised by anything that happened in the movie, which I suppose added to the boredom. The characters are all underdeveloped and one-dimensional (even Cap himself, though that's sort of his defining feature), the action scenes were all boring (if some guy dies that I don't care about... I'm not gonna care), there seemed to be no reason presented for why the Red Skull is doing what he's doing (except that he's nuts), the setting was totally weird and confusing (a WW2 movie without any nazis, and with space-age technology everywhere?), the notgays side-plot was annoying, a lot of the things that happened made no sense what so ever (oh yeah, this shield is made from Vibranium, which makes it indestructible - this is ALL THE VIBRANIUM IN THE WORLD, and I have it just laying around here in the shape of a round shield randomly on a trolly)... and a bunch of other stuff.

I liked the parts in the movie where he was tiny Rogers, and I liked the first action scene after he's turned into a super soldier, because
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...but that was about it.
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Post by: MikeHz on August 14, 2011, 08:14:45 PM
Saw "Cowboys and Aliens" today. Fun little movie, though fairly predictable. (Okay--cue the dog...now.) But, overall just what you want in a summer escapist flick.

Should have been titled, "Cowboys and Indians and Aliens."
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Post by: Andrew Clunn on August 14, 2011, 10:20:42 PM
My Sister's Keeper

Holy tear jerker Batman.
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Post by: B SIDE on August 15, 2011, 12:58:34 PM
Monsters: as a horror film (which is the genre I found it under thanks Netflix) 0/10; as a slow moving dystopian look at humanity 7.5/10

It was definitely not a horror movie.  The sci-fi setting of the story was well handled, especially considering the budget they were dealing with.  It was also impressive that a sci-fi film could be made at all with so few sets and so few actors; a lot of the speaking extras were discovered during filming on location.  The filmmakers did have a message, and I think managed to convey that message in a unique and innovative way, even within such a pigeonholed genre.  I enjoyed the film as much as any movie I saw last year.
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Post by: Johnny Slick on August 15, 2011, 01:52:15 PM
My Sister's Keeper

Holy tear jerker Batman.
Really? I found that so maudlin and manipulative that I could barely finish watching it. I kept waiting for it to suddenly become aware of the fact that it was a walking cliche but it never did.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 15, 2011, 06:47:48 PM
My Sister's Keeper

Holy tear jerker Batman.
Really? I found that so maudlin and manipulative that I could barely finish watching it. I kept waiting for it to suddenly become aware of the fact that it was a walking cliche but it never did.

I had trouble not mouth vomiting the whole time. And I wasn't even paying attention (was probably on the compute).
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Post by: Andrew Clunn on August 15, 2011, 07:08:40 PM
I'm a sucker for sob stories.  I can't help it, that's why I only watch them alone (helps me keep up the pretense of manliness.)   :clint:
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Post by: Johnny Slick on August 15, 2011, 07:19:57 PM
Hey, I'm a sucker for a good sob story too, but My Sister's Keeper was not it. Kung Fu Panda 2, OTOH... god I hate myself.
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Post by: Skeptress on August 15, 2011, 07:31:30 PM
The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu.  So bad it's hilarious.  I'm afraid to tell Netflix that I like it for fear of what it will recommend to me.  :laugh:
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Post by: beans on August 15, 2011, 09:07:22 PM
Hannah

I thought it was very good. 4/5
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Post by: lukebourassa on August 15, 2011, 09:10:51 PM
The Return of the King (Extended)

9/10

Finally finished the trilogy. I like the LotR, but all 3 extended movies in 5 days was kind of over-doing it for me. This movie isn't the best at storytelling (Fellowship is the best, I think), but it doesn't matter since almost the entire move is awesome battle footage! The biggest drawback of the third film is the never ending parade of "endings." Obviously most of these scenes are important to wrap things up, but it's tough to still be watching a movie 30 minutes after the climax.
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Post by: GodSlayer on August 15, 2011, 09:45:14 PM
Iron Man

7/10
a couple silly moments*, but otherwise perfectly agreeable and watchable.


*brilliant engineer failing to take any safety measures in testing rocket boots; standing around amidst fires and gunfire despite obvious weak-points in armour; failing to send a team to recover the ruins of his prototype despite his apparent concern for keeping people from knowing about the project; not making a back-up heart-thing; not making his heart-thing HARD TO UNPLUG!!!, etc.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 15, 2011, 09:51:42 PM
The Return of the King (Extended)

9/10

Finally finished the trilogy. I like the LotR, but all 3 extended movies in 5 days was kind of over-doing it for me. This movie isn't the best at storytelling (Fellowship is the best, I think), but it doesn't matter since almost the entire move is awesome battle footage! The biggest drawback of the third film is the never ending parade of "endings." Obviously most of these scenes are important to wrap things up, but it's tough to still be watching a movie 30 minutes after the climax.

I watched all the extendeds one day.
By the end I swear I had bed sores.
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Post by: EmergentSystem on August 15, 2011, 10:35:07 PM
The Return of the King (Extended)

9/10

Finally finished the trilogy. I like the LotR, but all 3 extended movies in 5 days was kind of over-doing it for me. This movie isn't the best at storytelling (Fellowship is the best, I think), but it doesn't matter since almost the entire move is awesome battle footage! The biggest drawback of the third film is the never ending parade of "endings." Obviously most of these scenes are important to wrap things up, but it's tough to still be watching a movie 30 minutes after the climax.

I watched all the extendeds one day.
By the end I swear I had bed sores.
I watched all of them in the theatre on the date when the 3rd one came out, timed so that the 3rd one started at midnight. The theatre was full, and it was almost unbearable to sit through the nth ending to the 3rd movie in the heat that had built up in there over time.

Wait... that couldn't have been the extended editions. Well. It sure felt like it was during those endings there. I swear, when Frodo was about to get on his boat and they were all crying, I was this close to leaving.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 15, 2011, 10:59:19 PM
The third LOTR I saw on boxing day, extremely hungover.
Needed to do a monster AGB about an hour in.
Goddamn that was an uncomfortable feeling, holding on for the end of the movie that never ended.
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Post by: stonesean on August 16, 2011, 08:13:15 AM
The Return of the King (Extended)

9/10

Finally finished the trilogy. I like the LotR, but all 3 extended movies in 5 days was kind of over-doing it for me. This movie isn't the best at storytelling (Fellowship is the best, I think), but it doesn't matter since almost the entire move is awesome battle footage! The biggest drawback of the third film is the never ending parade of "endings." Obviously most of these scenes are important to wrap things up, but it's tough to still be watching a movie 30 minutes after the climax.

I watched all the extendeds one day.
By the end I swear I had bed sores.
I watched all of them in the theatre on the date when the 3rd one came out, timed so that the 3rd one started at midnight. The theatre was full, and it was almost unbearable to sit through the nth ending to the 3rd movie in the heat that had built up in there over time.

Wait... that couldn't have been the extended editions. Well. It sure felt like it was during those endings there. I swear, when Frodo was about to get on his boat and they were all crying, I was this close to leaving.

Had they followed the book, the movie would have had several hours to go after the ring was thrown into Mount Doom, not just 40 minutes or so....
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Post by: EmergentSystem on August 16, 2011, 09:07:07 AM
The Return of the King (Extended)

9/10

Finally finished the trilogy. I like the LotR, but all 3 extended movies in 5 days was kind of over-doing it for me. This movie isn't the best at storytelling (Fellowship is the best, I think), but it doesn't matter since almost the entire move is awesome battle footage! The biggest drawback of the third film is the never ending parade of "endings." Obviously most of these scenes are important to wrap things up, but it's tough to still be watching a movie 30 minutes after the climax.

I watched all the extendeds one day.
By the end I swear I had bed sores.
I watched all of them in the theatre on the date when the 3rd one came out, timed so that the 3rd one started at midnight. The theatre was full, and it was almost unbearable to sit through the nth ending to the 3rd movie in the heat that had built up in there over time.

Wait... that couldn't have been the extended editions. Well. It sure felt like it was during those endings there. I swear, when Frodo was about to get on his boat and they were all crying, I was this close to leaving.

Had they followed the book, the movie would have had several hours to go after the ring was thrown into Mount Doom, not just 40 minutes or so....
Yea, but that was still exciting, since it involved the Hobbits returning to the Shire to find it occupied by Saruman and stuff. The end of the movie just got annoying after a while, though I suppose I would've felt differently if I hadn't been sitting in the theatre for half a day by that point.
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Post by: AxeGrrl on August 16, 2011, 11:06:06 AM

Ok, I'm taking my second run at 'Zombieland' ~ I only got about 20min in the first time, either because i just wasn't in the right mood for the particular comedic 'tone', or because that happens to be my personal limit for enduring Jesse Eisenberg ~ and i have to say, the scene between Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin (where one sister is bravely summoning up the courage to shoot the other) is kick ass :)


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Post by: jaypee on August 16, 2011, 12:02:53 PM

Ok, I'm taking my second run at 'Zombieland' ~ I only got about 20min in the first time, either because i just wasn't in the right mood for the particular comedic 'tone', or because that happens to be my personal limit for enduring Jesse Eisenberg ~ and i have to say, the scene between Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin (where one sister is bravely summoning up the courage to shoot the other) is kick ass :)




Best. Movie. Ever.
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Post by: Johnny Slick on August 17, 2011, 12:30:31 AM

Ok, I'm taking my second run at 'Zombieland' ~ I only got about 20min in the first time, either because i just wasn't in the right mood for the particular comedic 'tone', or because that happens to be my personal limit for enduring Jesse Eisenberg ~ and i have to say, the scene between Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin (where one sister is bravely summoning up the courage to shoot the other) is kick ass :)
Bill Murray basically rescues that movie. Well, and Woody Harrelson.

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Post by: AxeGrrl on August 17, 2011, 03:11:13 AM

Ok, I'm taking my second run at 'Zombieland' ~ I only got about 20min in the first time, either because i just wasn't in the right mood for the particular comedic 'tone', or because that happens to be my personal limit for enduring Jesse Eisenberg ~ and i have to say, the scene between Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin (where one sister is bravely summoning up the courage to shoot the other) is kick ass :)

Bill Murray basically rescues that movie.

Yes!   Simply fucking brilliant :)

I'm wondering......does anyone know anyone who doesn't like Bill Murray?

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Post by: GodSlayer on August 17, 2011, 03:39:07 AM
does anyone know anyone who doesn't like Bill Murray?

me -- I know myself.
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Post by: AxeGrrl on August 17, 2011, 05:14:48 AM
does anyone know anyone who doesn't like Bill Murray?

me -- I know myself.


and I'm not a Johnny Depp fan.......let's bond over our dismissal of populist tastes :)



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Post by: Skeptress on August 17, 2011, 05:54:03 AM
Exit through the Gift Shop 7.5/10.  I really enjoyed the first 2/3 of the movie.
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Post by: GodSlayer on August 17, 2011, 06:29:36 AM
does anyone know anyone who doesn't like Bill Murray?

me -- I know myself.


and I'm not a Johnny Depp fan.......let's bond over our dismissal of populist tastes :)

I don't dislike Depp, but I don't think I've seen most of his work.
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Post by: moj on August 17, 2011, 08:57:03 AM
does anyone know anyone who doesn't like Bill Murray?

me -- I know myself.


and I'm not a Johnny Depp fan.......let's bond over our dismissal of populist tastes :)

I don't dislike Depp, but I don't think I've seen most of his work.


How could Bill save zombiland? he was only in it for a minute? I do like Bill Murray and think JD is OK, he was great in fear and loathing but despised him in all his pirate and many of his Tim Burton roles.

As to Zombieland I thought it was OK, but not great. I like the post Z-day feel and the light heartedness of it, but it just didn’t wow me or make me LOL that much.
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Post by: EmergentSystem on August 17, 2011, 09:11:18 AM
Whatever the humor of Zombieland was supposed to be, I didn't get it. Without the humor, it was one of the worst movies I have ever seen. Well, "seen" is stretching it, considering I started playing a video game on my computer with it on in the background. I looked up during parts, my favourite being when Murray pretended to be a zombie and they killed him. I'm not sure how a scene like that could be funny in anything other than an ironic sense today, but there you go.
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on August 17, 2011, 09:49:12 AM
I thought Zombieland was hilarious, but I'm already a big fan of zombie flicks, and Harrelson was awesome. Story was solid enough; even though it was a comedy, I think this movie had fewer "people doing completely retarded things" moments than most others, even considering the girls at the end.
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Post by: lukebourassa on August 17, 2011, 11:36:12 AM
Quiz Show

7/10

I always wanted to see this movie, but never got around to it. Very enjoyable.
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Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on August 17, 2011, 12:49:57 PM

Ok, I'm taking my second run at 'Zombieland' ~ I only got about 20min in the first time, either because i just wasn't in the right mood for the particular comedic 'tone', or because that happens to be my personal limit for enduring Jesse Eisenberg ~ and i have to say, the scene between Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin (where one sister is bravely summoning up the courage to shoot the other) is kick ass :)
Bill Murray basically rescues that movie. Well, and Woody Harrelson.

(click to show/hide)

That^
Woody made the movie bearable and quite funny.
The rest sucked.
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Post by: Old Hoplite on August 17, 2011, 02:06:35 PM
does anyone know anyone who doesn't like Bill Murray?

me -- I know myself.


and I'm not a Johnny Depp fan.......let's bond over our dismissal of populist tastes :)

Depp sucks. But Bill Murray is a comedy Genius!  Suck it Johnny!
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Post by: Dionysus on August 17, 2011, 02:24:34 PM
Whatever the humor of Zombieland was supposed to be, I didn't get it.

Probably a cultural thing.

I also thought it was hilarious. Eisenberg pretty much plays the same character in every movie. I honestly can't tell the difference between his Mark Zuckerburg and his character in Zombieland. :P
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 17, 2011, 06:59:36 PM
Zombieland was ok, but it had a few of those insufferable stupid decision moments that plague every film of the genre.
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Post by: GodSlayer on August 17, 2011, 08:07:45 PM
As to Zombieland I thought it was OK, but not great. I like the post Z-day feel and the light heartedness of it, but it just didn’t wow me or make me LOL that much.

what about Shaun of the Dead?
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on August 17, 2011, 08:11:46 PM
Zombieland was ok, but it had a few of those insufferable stupid decision moments that plague every film of the genre.

I actually thought it had fewer than most. Then again, I just watched 28 Weeks Later, which seemed like nothing BUT insufferably stupid decisions...
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Post by: Johnny Slick on August 17, 2011, 08:12:15 PM
I thought Shaun of the Dead was awesome and insanely awesome. 2 years ago I went to London and a friend showed me around the area where they filmed that. I geeked like no man has geeked before. Yes, I took a picture of the cooler in the newsagent where Simon Pegg took out the Diet Coke.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 17, 2011, 08:24:57 PM
Zombieland was ok, but it had a few of those insufferable stupid decision moments that plague every film of the genre.

I actually thought it had fewer than most. Then again, I just watched 28 Weeks Later, which seemed like nothing BUT insufferably stupid decisions...

I had the same thing with The Book of Eli vs The Road.
watched 'em back to back and The Road was second.

Man oh man did The Book of Eli Suck a fat one or what!
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on August 17, 2011, 08:28:02 PM
Zombieland was ok, but it had a few of those insufferable stupid decision moments that plague every film of the genre.

I actually thought it had fewer than most. Then again, I just watched 28 Weeks Later, which seemed like nothing BUT insufferably stupid decisions...

I had the same thing with The Book of Eli vs The Road.
watched 'em back to back and The Road was second.

Man oh man did The Book of Eli Suck a fat one or what!

Ugggggh, they were both so bad.

Thanks for bringing up painful memories  :'(
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 17, 2011, 08:35:50 PM
Zombieland was ok, but it had a few of those insufferable stupid decision moments that plague every film of the genre.

I actually thought it had fewer than most. Then again, I just watched 28 Weeks Later, which seemed like nothing BUT insufferably stupid decisions...

I had the same thing with The Book of Eli vs The Road.
watched 'em back to back and The Road was second.

Man oh man did The Book of Eli Suck a fat one or what!

Ugggggh, they were both so bad.

Thanks for bringing up painful memories  :'(

That's how I roll!
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Post by: goodthink on August 17, 2011, 09:29:00 PM
Book of Eli seriously made me question why I like Denzel Washington - total crap movie, which sucked because the visuals and setting had promise. 


Book of Eli 1.5/10
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 17, 2011, 09:32:00 PM
Book of Eli seriously made me question why I like Denzel Washington - total crap movie, which sucked because the visuals and setting had promise. 


Book of Eli 1.5/10

I never liked his acting.
The first time I saw him was in an advert for an interview on the Oprah Winfrey show many years ago.
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Post by: EmergentSystem on August 17, 2011, 09:47:10 PM
Zombieland was ok, but it had a few of those insufferable stupid decision moments that plague every film of the genre.
I actually thought it had fewer than most. Then again, I just watched 28 Weeks Later, which seemed like nothing BUT insufferably stupid decisions...
I thought 28 weeks later was far more humorous than Zombieland. The incessant parade of stupidity that was that movie, it was... truly incredible.
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Post by: David E. on August 17, 2011, 11:19:03 PM
Hey come on!  Why would you think that turning on an amusement park would attract Zombies?
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Post by: GodSlayer on August 17, 2011, 11:25:47 PM
Hey come on!  Why would you think that turning on an amusement park would attract Zombies?

it's noisy?
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Post by: Dirty J. Martini on August 18, 2011, 12:28:34 AM
Bringing this back on topic:

Barney's Version - 2/10

This is one of those stories where I absolutely did not care at all about the main character. I can get behind a con man or a cheater or some other horrible person if there's something interesting about them. But Barney didn't have anything that made me care what happened to him. He was a jerk to everyone around him, but didn't appear to have any quality that would have made people actually put up with it. Towards the end of the movie when bad things start happening to him, I was kind of glad because he deserved it. Long, not funny, and not interesting.
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Post by: Dionysus on August 18, 2011, 03:06:10 AM
Scream 4 - 5/10

The cameo by Anna Paquin and Kristen Bell = hilarious.

Other than that, I'd rather just watch the original.
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Post by: moj on August 18, 2011, 06:54:09 AM
As to Zombieland I thought it was OK, but not great. I like the post Z-day feel and the light heartedness of it, but it just didn’t wow me or make me LOL that much.

what about Shaun of the Dead?

I loved shaun of the dead and thought it was way funnier then zombieland.

Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics
6/10 
Growing up I read more Marvel then DC comics but it was informative. Although it felt a little too self promoting, like DC made it to promote DC comics.  I did like when it talked about the origin’s and history of comic's in the 30's and during and after WWII. Worth seeing if like comic's.   
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Post by: Old Hoplite on August 18, 2011, 10:51:43 AM
Zombieland was ok, but it had a few of those insufferable stupid decision moments that plague every film of the genre.

I actually thought it had fewer than most. Then again, I just watched 28 Weeks Later, which seemed like nothing BUT insufferably stupid decisions...

Watched this several years ago with young teenage sons.  Both said when they stacked the civilains into the basement.
"Wait the zombies are coming from ground level, wouldn't going up to the top make more sense?"
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Post by: kendranoelle on August 18, 2011, 07:31:40 PM
Watched Shaolin Soccer last night. I'd give it a 7.5/10. I really enjoyed it and found it really fun to watch, but I still liked Kung Fu Hustle a teeny bit better, but I think it's mostly just because I saw Kung Fu Hustle first.
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Post by: lukebourassa on August 18, 2011, 08:22:42 PM
Das Boot (Director's cut)

10/10

I'd always vaguely knew this movie existed, but I had no idea what it was about, when it was made, etc. I decided to finally watch it when it was discussed on the Submarine episode of the Caustic Soda podcast.

Wow. This had everything I look for in a great movie: Ambiguous morality, solid acting, realistic consequences. Add to that the intense claustrophobia I felt from spending most of the movie in the sub's confined spaces....  This movie is phenomenal.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 18, 2011, 08:35:15 PM
Das Boot (Director's cut)

10/10

I'd always vaguely knew this movie existed, but I had no idea what it was about, when it was made, etc. I decided to finally watch it when it was discussed on the Submarine episode of the Caustic Soda podcast.

Wow. This had everything I look for in a great movie: Ambiguous morality, solid acting, realistic consequences. Add to that the intense claustrophobia I felt from spending most of the movie in the sub's confined spaces....  This movie is phenomenal.

Yeah great film.
Not sure if I could sit through it again though. It's super long.
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Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on August 18, 2011, 08:47:27 PM
does anyone know anyone who doesn't like Bill Murray?

me -- I know myself.


and I'm not a Johnny Depp fan.......let's bond over our dismissal of populist tastes :)

Depp sucks. But Bill Murray is a comedy Genius!  Suck it Johnny!

I don't think Depp sucks.
I think he takes on cartoonish roles though.
He was pretty good in Ed Wood, Public Enemies, Blow and Donnie Brasco.
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Post by: Dionysus on August 18, 2011, 09:11:10 PM
does anyone know anyone who doesn't like Bill Murray?

me -- I know myself.


and I'm not a Johnny Depp fan.......let's bond over our dismissal of populist tastes :)

Depp sucks. But Bill Murray is a comedy Genius!  Suck it Johnny!

I don't think Depp sucks.
I think he takes on cartoonish roles though.
He was pretty good in Ed Wood, Public Enemies, Blow and Donnie Brasco.

All of those roles are forgettable except Ed Wood. None of them hold a candle to Jack Sparrow, the character for which he made up. It's not like the Disney executives asked him to act drunk and somewhat gay. :P

You can call it a "cartoonish" role, but it's still iconic.
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Post by: GodSlayer on August 19, 2011, 01:06:11 AM
It's not like the Disney executives asked him to act drunk and somewhat gay. :P

is that sarcasm?
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Post by: MikeHz on August 19, 2011, 04:23:17 PM
I'm not a big Depp fan, but gotta admit the guy's one of the best actors around. He can pull off a role. I have no interest in his pirate flicks, but he's done plenty of excellent work elsewhere.

One of his best jobs is in the little known "Benny and Joon," in which he does an outstanding Buster Keaton. (And for which he won a Golden Globe for best actor.)
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Post by: wastrel on August 19, 2011, 04:35:37 PM
I'm not a big Depp fan, but gotta admit the guy's one of the best actors around. He can pull off a role. I have no interest in his pirate flicks, but he's done plenty of excellent work elsewhere.

One of his best jobs is in the little known "Benny and Joon," in which he does an outstanding Buster Keaton. (And for which he won a Golden Globe for best actor.)

Benny and Joon was great, and I really like Depp overall.  I am a huge Burton fan as well, and feel like Depp's roles in all of those have been stellar.

But then, there is "The Tourist"

/me shudders
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Post by: MikeHz on August 19, 2011, 04:43:07 PM
I'm not a big Depp fan, but gotta admit the guy's one of the best actors around. He can pull off a role. I have no interest in his pirate flicks, but he's done plenty of excellent work elsewhere.

One of his best jobs is in the little known "Benny and Joon," in which he does an outstanding Buster Keaton. (And for which he won a Golden Globe for best actor.)

Benny and Joon was great, and I really like Depp overall.  I am a huge Burton fan as well, and feel like Depp's roles in all of those have been stellar.

But then, there is "The Tourist"

/me shudders

There is "The Tourist," true. But while the film itself--beautiful a travelogue as it might be--is a muddled mess, I'm not sure Depp's acting had any part in that.
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Post by: Johnny Slick on August 19, 2011, 05:03:54 PM
Rango is good though.
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Post by: Dionysus on August 19, 2011, 06:30:15 PM
Source Code - 9/10

I don't think I heard very much about this movie when it came out. I just recently stumbled across it and decided to give it a chance. I'm glad I did, because it's one of the best sci-fi thrillers I've seen in a long while. Jake Gyllenhaal isn't completely annoying in this and the premise reminded me a lot of movies like Memento and Total Recall. If you haven't seen it, give it a chance.
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Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on August 19, 2011, 08:11:17 PM
I'm not a big Depp fan, but gotta admit the guy's one of the best actors around. He can pull off a role. I have no interest in his pirate flicks, but he's done plenty of excellent work elsewhere.

One of his best jobs is in the little known "Benny and Joon," in which he does an outstanding Buster Keaton. (And for which he won a Golden Globe for best actor.)

Oh I forgot about Benny and Joon. +1  :)
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Post by: GodSlayer on August 19, 2011, 08:27:23 PM
I have no interest in his pirate flicks

are you aware Keira Knightley is in them?  >:D
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Post by: MikeHz on August 19, 2011, 08:57:03 PM
I have no interest in his pirate flicks

are you aware Keira Knightley is in them?  >:D

No, I am not. I sat through the first one, and slept through the second. (Which was interrupted halfway through by a fire alarm. We were offered tickets for another show, but took the refund instead.)
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Post by: GodSlayer on August 19, 2011, 10:41:21 PM
I have no interest in his pirate flicks

are you aware Keira Knightley is in them?  >:D

No, I am not. I sat through the first one, and slept through the second. (Which was interrupted halfway through by a fire alarm. We were offered tickets for another show, but took the refund instead.)

Keira Knightley is in them
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Post by: Dionysus on August 20, 2011, 12:45:23 AM
American History X - 10/10

I watch this movie pretty much every year. It's one of the greatest movies ever made, imo. And even though it was made in 1998, it's still relevant today. Especially after the recent riots in England. I remember a bunch of posters on this very board talking about how the rioters were just thugs and it had nothing to do with their shitty lot in life. Ed Norton's neo-Nazi character makes the same argument regarding the LA riots after the Rodney King incident:
Quote
"I don't buy that for a minute. Calling a riot an irrational expression of rage? That's such a cop-out. It's opportunism at its worst. It's a bunch of people grabbing any excuse they can find to go and loot a store, nothing more."

The movie touches on illegal immigration, too. Which is also very relevant given the nonsense taking place in Arizona and other states. We have plenty of books that are considered required reading in schools. Well, American History X should be required viewing in schools. But I'll step off my soap box and let you guys get back to Keira Knightley. :P
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Post by: AxeGrrl on August 20, 2011, 01:46:20 AM
I'll step off my soap box and let you guys get back to Keira Knightley. :P


Forget Keira Knightley (who is, weirdly, one of the few people who looks less attractive when she smiles).......


(http://www.thefilmframes.com/wp-content/gallery/americanhistoryx1998/americanHistoryX_010a.jpg)



good god daahaaamn......and damn you Edward Norton, for forcing me to have to reconcile being attracted to a skinhead.

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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 20, 2011, 04:41:54 AM
American History X - 10/10

I watch this movie pretty much every year. It's one of the greatest movies ever made, imo. And even though it was made in 1998, it's still relevant today. Especially after the recent riots in England. I remember a bunch of posters on this very board talking about how the rioters were just thugs and it had nothing to do with their shitty lot in life. Ed Norton's neo-Nazi character makes the same argument regarding the LA riots after the Rodney King incident:
Quote
"I don't buy that for a minute. Calling a riot an irrational expression of rage? That's such a cop-out. It's opportunism at its worst. It's a bunch of people grabbing any excuse they can find to go and loot a store, nothing more."

The movie touches on illegal immigration, too. Which is also very relevant given the nonsense taking place in Arizona and other states. We have plenty of books that are considered required reading in schools. Well, American History X should be required viewing in schools. But I'll step off my soap box and let you guys get back to Keira Knightley. :P

I had nightmares about that scene for years to come.
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Post by: GodSlayer on August 20, 2011, 06:10:12 AM
I had nightmares about that scene for years to come.

you bite kerb!
(is old Chinese remedy to get rid of particurar bad dream.)
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Post by: moj on August 20, 2011, 09:21:30 AM


Forget Keira Knightley (who is, weirdly, one of the few people who looks less attractive when she smiles).......



yeah the pirate films are the only movies she looks good in, in other things she just looks kinda weird. Depp I thought was really good in fear and loathing, hated all the pirate films. His horrible ascent just made me constantly want to punch him in the head.

American history X is an awesome film, I use to own it VHS but got stolen or lost many moves ago. I'll have to pick up again.
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Post by: Skeptress on August 20, 2011, 09:26:19 AM
Probably nothing that the rest of you would watch but after getting completely grossed out by The Thing, I watched Emma last night.  It was delightful.
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Post by: Johnny Slick on August 20, 2011, 11:45:02 AM
American History X - 10/10

I watch this movie pretty much every year. It's one of the greatest movies ever made, imo. And even though it was made in 1998, it's still relevant today. Especially after the recent riots in England. I remember a bunch of posters on this very board talking about how the rioters were just thugs and it had nothing to do with their shitty lot in life. Ed Norton's neo-Nazi character makes the same argument regarding the LA riots after the Rodney King incident:
Quote
"I don't buy that for a minute. Calling a riot an irrational expression of rage? That's such a cop-out. It's opportunism at its worst. It's a bunch of people grabbing any excuse they can find to go and loot a store, nothing more."

The movie touches on illegal immigration, too. Which is also very relevant given the nonsense taking place in Arizona and other states. We have plenty of books that are considered required reading in schools. Well, American History X should be required viewing in schools. But I'll step off my soap box and let you guys get back to Keira Knightley. :P

I had nightmares about that scene for years to come.
Same here. It's amazing that even in this day and age of graphic violence the single most disturbing scene in a movie not named Pink Flamingos is a bit which they don't actually show on-screen. Speaking of which, #2 for me was this kind of stupid TV movie that I think Orson Scott Card actually referenced in one of his books on writing but which I saw when I was a kid... basically there's a scene towards the end where this little girl is playing around near a train which is in the process of being coupled (hawt). You see her head between two brakes, you see the brakes start to come together, then it pans away to the girl's mom screaming. That scene still gives me the fantods.
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Post by: Blackmere on August 20, 2011, 12:59:31 PM
In America 9/10

This was such a good movie dealing with loss and family and alienness.
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Post by: B SIDE on August 20, 2011, 04:23:33 PM
American History X is fantastic.  Have you ever seen This is England?
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Post by: Dionysus on August 20, 2011, 04:28:08 PM
If that's directed at me, no I haven't. 93% on Rotten Tomatoes is pretty amazing, I'll have to check it out.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 20, 2011, 05:22:35 PM
American History X is fantastic.  Have you ever seen This is England?

It's good, but again, not a happy film.
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Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on August 20, 2011, 06:52:25 PM
Skyline - 6.5/10

The FX were awesome and so was the story.
The acting kinda sucked and so did the ending.
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Post by: Johnny Slick on August 20, 2011, 08:14:15 PM
Take the Block

7/10

I enjoyed it. It's an alien invasion horror movie shot a little like Shaun of the Dead, only instead of being set around Crouch End, it's set in a slummy part of South London. Actually, it was produced by the same people and even has the fat guy in it (no Simon Pegg though), so the movies are pretty similar. It's not nearly as genre-savvy as Shaun, or at least not openly (in fairness, the "aliens attack a town" genre is still not a huge one, at least not compared to zombies), so on the one hand I guess it's not openly awesome but on the other I think it's more free to settle down on the road between somewhat realistic portrayal of poor London kids and, well, the same kind of social satire that zombie films evoke. It touches on the fine line between kids being stupid, kids being criminals, and kids being heroic, and how they're able to hash out those roles in their heads. One nice thing about this movie is that I never got the sense that the kids in the movie were adults talking through younger peoples' bodies, which to me is probably the single most annoying recurring meme in Hollywood today (see: One Thousand Days of Summer and Crazy, Stupid Love).

This movie screams sequel. I hope it was popular enough in the UK to merit one.
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Post by: B SIDE on August 21, 2011, 05:31:22 AM
If that's directed at me, no I haven't. 93% on Rotten Tomatoes is pretty amazing, I'll have to check it out.

Directed at you and anyone else who happened to be reading.   ;D

Fantastic film.
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Post by: Skeptress on August 24, 2011, 12:48:59 AM
Watching Arthur (the original) and find it has held up surprisingly well.

"I'll alert the media." apparently comes from this.  By far my favorite character is the butler.  He also says, "Want me to come in there and wash your dick?  You little shit!"  :laugh:
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Post by: Dionysus on August 24, 2011, 05:21:28 AM
Carriers - 7/10

Not sure why this movie never got a wide release. It's basically another post-apocalyptic "zombie" flick similar to 28 Days Later in the sense that a virus is responsible, but it addresses completely different moral questions. It had some issues, such as the story being far too narrow. You never get the sense that anything meaningful happened, but then again that could have been the point. Either way, I enjoyed it for what it was and I'm surprised it got almost completely ignored.
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Post by: Andrew Clunn on August 24, 2011, 08:27:21 AM
Watching Arthur (the original) and find it has held up surprisingly well.

"I'll alert the media." apparently comes from this.  By far my favorite character is the butler.  He also says, "Want me to come in there and wash your dick?  You little shit!"  :laugh:

Love that movie.  "Sometimes I just think funny things."  Best line in that movie.
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Post by: superdave on August 24, 2011, 09:53:46 AM
 I liked American History X thought I felt it bit off a little more than it could chew. 
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Post by: goodthink on August 24, 2011, 12:55:01 PM
Tenacious D 10/10 best film ever. Don't even try to argue.
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Post by: Skeptress on August 24, 2011, 06:52:02 PM
Watching Four Weddings and a Funeral and it has also stood up well to the test of time, but I already know I'm going to cry.   :'(
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Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on August 24, 2011, 08:57:35 PM
Watched Toy Story 3 again last night.
10/10

I always cry at the scene where...
(click to show/hide)
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Post by: David E. on August 24, 2011, 09:02:29 PM
Jackie Brown. 9/10  I think it is Tarantinio's most watchable movie.  Best music too.
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Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on August 24, 2011, 09:34:57 PM
Jackie Brown. 9/10  I think it is Tarantinio's most watchable movie.  Best music too.

Have you ever seen Four Rooms?
My fave Tarantino film (well he directed part of it).

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113101/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113101/)
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Post by: jaypee on August 25, 2011, 09:24:22 AM
Watched Toy Story 3 again last night.
10/10

I always cry at the scene where...
(click to show/hide)

I honestly thought

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Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on August 25, 2011, 11:46:04 AM
Watched Toy Story 3 again last night.
10/10

I always cry at the scene where...
(click to show/hide)

I honestly thought

(click to show/hide)

Aw c'mon - it's Disney.
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Post by: Skeptress on August 25, 2011, 11:50:46 AM
Watched Toy Story 3 again last night.
10/10

I always cry at the scene where...
(click to show/hide)

I honestly thought

(click to show/hide)

Am I the only person in the world who only likes the first one?
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Post by: Blackmere on August 25, 2011, 11:54:38 AM
Watched Toy Story 3 again last night.
10/10

I always cry at the scene where...
(click to show/hide)

I honestly thought

(click to show/hide)

Am I the only person in the world who only likes the first one?

You are not.
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Post by: jaypee on August 25, 2011, 12:13:28 PM
Watched Toy Story 3 again last night.
10/10

I always cry at the scene where...
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I honestly thought

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Aw c'mon - it's Disney.

Yeah, but in the first 10 minutes of Up! you're shown a miscarriage and then sterility.
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Post by: Johnny Slick on August 25, 2011, 04:54:15 PM
There's a difference between establishing that someone lived a sad, mostly unfulfilled life as exposition and
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Post by: Dionysus on August 25, 2011, 05:50:51 PM
Sucker Punch - 9/10

Okay, so apparently a lot of male critics called this movie "pseudo-feminist" because it uses sexual abuse and revenge as a catalyst for the story. I'd really like to know what women think. To me, I thought it was a very creative look at the psychological effects of the abuse the characters go through. Instead of dealing with the horrible reality of her situation, the main character escapes into a fantasy world where she kills everything and is just a total badass, and then the fantasy ends and she's back into a world of abuse. I wouldn't call this movie "feminist" in the sense that it's trying to push a political point, I would call it "feminist" in the sense that it gives a female character the chance to seek revenge and be the hero, which is usually reserved for strong male characters.

Aside from that, the movie definitely delivers on the action scenes, which is what Zack Snyder does. It's basically a female version of 300, which means there's a lot of yelling, slow motion, and things dying. You get exactly what you expect out of this movie, which is why I rated it so high.
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Post by: Dionysus on August 25, 2011, 06:11:38 PM
Oh, and I forgot to add that the soundtrack is awesome. 8)
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 25, 2011, 07:27:03 PM
Is the theatrical release better than the extended?
I've only seen the extended version and found the narrative a little annoying.
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Post by: lukebourassa on August 25, 2011, 08:19:55 PM
Jackie Brown. 9/10  I think it is Tarantinio's most watchable movie.  Best music too.

Totally agree.


Just watched Blood Simple

I give it 9/10

It's a fairly simple crime plot, but the camera work and the periods of silence really draw you into this early Coen Brothers' film.
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Post by: MikeHz on August 25, 2011, 08:31:14 PM
Jackie Brown. 9/10  I think it is Tarantinio's most watchable movie.  Best music too.

Totally agree.
It's a fairly simple crime plot, but the camera work and the periods of silence really draw you into this early Coen Brothers' film.

Possible the best Tarantino film nobody saw.
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Post by: Dionysus on August 25, 2011, 08:33:12 PM
Is the theatrical release better than the extended?
I've only seen the extended version and found the narrative a little annoying.

Nah, from what I can tell the differences between the theatrical and extended versions are superficial at best. The MPAA is extremely conservative in their ratings, so Snyder had to cut short some of the action scenes as well as cut the ending "sex scene" (not actually a sex scene, as I'm sure you noticed) from the theatrical version to get a PG-13 rating. The extended version does make one aspect of the story more explicit (the virginity thing), but it was still pretty obvious in the theatrical version.
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Post by: lukebourassa on August 25, 2011, 08:37:03 PM
Jackie Brown. 9/10  I think it is Tarantinio's most watchable movie.  Best music too.

Totally agree.
It's a fairly simple crime plot, but the camera work and the periods of silence really draw you into this early Coen Brothers' film.

Possible the best Tarantino film nobody saw.

Your edited quote changes my original meaning.. but I agree... People have seen True Romance and Four Rooms. but not Jackie Brown.  It's astonishing.
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Post by: Hanes on August 25, 2011, 10:47:33 PM
First Blood

7/10, maybe an 8.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 25, 2011, 10:49:57 PM
First Blood

7/10, maybe an 8.

As in Rambo?
Man, that was such a sad story.
Not at all like the sequels.
I really felt empathy for the protagonist.
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Post by: GodSlayer on August 26, 2011, 01:27:43 AM
Star Trek (the movie)

9/10

first movie I've really sat in front of and properly watched in quite a while.
very enjoyable, amusing, good graphics, very few silly moments.
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Post by: wastrel on August 26, 2011, 11:46:20 AM
Crazy, Stupid Love
8/10

I really, really liked this, even for a rom com.

Reminded me a bit of Punch Drunk Love or Dan in Real Life.
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Post by: amysrevenge on August 26, 2011, 12:09:23 PM
Not a movie, but I blasted through the Homestar Runner: Everything Else vols 1, 2, and 3 DVDs this week again.

10/10

The good times are over.
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Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on August 26, 2011, 04:12:52 PM
First Blood

7/10, maybe an 8.

As in Rambo?
Man, that was such a sad story.
Not at all like the sequels.
I really felt empathy for the protagonist.

I disagree.
The first story had a real plot - Vietnam Vet pushed by local cop for nothing more than vagrancy (passing through town looking for food).
The others were lame - "We need Rambo to carry out what our highly-trained special forces experts can't."
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Post by: Eternally Learning on August 26, 2011, 04:42:29 PM
Not a movie, but I blasted through the Homestar Runner: Everything Else vols 1, 2, and 3 DVDs this week again.

10/10

The good times are over.

God, it's been so long... 
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Post by: lukebourassa on August 27, 2011, 01:25:05 AM
Network

8/10

I'd never heard of this movie until I saw it on the IMDB top 250 films list. Wow. You could pretty much remake this movie today and only need to change the clothing and the decorations and it would play perfectly well. So many themes get explored here, it sort of blows my mind how well it was all executed. And the dialogue and acting is great! There's something about late-60s to late-70s movie dialogue that really beats almost anything you can watch today. Maybe it's because they don't try and influence your emotion with music.. the actors HAVE to ACT! It's like watching a play.

Anyway, definitely recommended.
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Post by: GodSlayer on August 27, 2011, 01:41:30 AM
Network

8/10

I'd never heard of this movie until I saw it on the IMDB top 250 films list. Wow. You could pretty much remake this movie today and only need to change the clothing and the decorations and it would play perfectly well. So many themes get explored here, it sort of blows my mind how well it was all executed. And the dialogue and acting is great! There's something about late-60s to late-70s movie dialogue that really beats almost anything you can watch today. Maybe it's because they don't try and influence your emotion with music.. the actors HAVE to ACT! It's like watching a play.

Anyway, definitely recommended.

I heard about it from Coast to Coast AM: they used the 'I don't have to tell you things are bad' sound bite :)
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Post by: AxeGrrl on August 27, 2011, 03:11:56 AM
Network

8/10

I'd never heard of this movie until I saw it on the IMDB top 250 films list. Wow. You could pretty much remake this movie today and only need to change the clothing and the decorations and it would play perfectly well. So many themes get explored here, it sort of blows my mind how well it was all executed. And the dialogue and acting is great! There's something about late-60s to late-70s movie dialogue that really beats almost anything you can watch today. Maybe it's because they don't try and influence your emotion with music.. the actors HAVE to ACT! It's like watching a play.

Anyway, definitely recommended.



Check out 'The Hospital' sometime.........Paddy Chayefsky was a genius at the very funny-while-frigging-depressing social commentary thing.  Plus, it has George C. Scott and Emma Peel herself, Diana Rigg :)



The Hospital (1971) - "Impotence" Monologue (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mey1dXTLdeE#)


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Post by: Blackmere on August 29, 2011, 12:09:27 AM
On Sat: Rise of the Planet of the Apes - 8/10

This was indeed a pretty solid movie. I liked the nods to the original without beating you over the head with them. The CG was pretty darn good. Not flawless by any stretch but it's getting there.

On Sun: Planet of the Apes (1968) - 7.5/10

For a 40 year old sci-fi flick it holds up pretty well. I could have done without the 20 or so minutes of traveling scenes and the keystone cop style chases through the ape town but all in all it was a good time.
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Post by: GodSlayer on August 29, 2011, 12:36:22 AM
I could have done without the 20 or so minutes of traveling scenes and the keystone cop style chases through the ape town but all in all it was a good time.

I dunno, that seems kinda fitting. they're in a tribal society where you can simply 'flee' and be chased.
that sort of thing is far more absurd and self-indulgent in a movie like Minority Report where you'd expect there to be retrieval drones that can use infra-red to track targets, then stun and apprehend them at a distance very efficiently, instead of clumsy men on rocket packs with cattleprods.
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Post by: gs on August 29, 2011, 03:46:18 PM
just watched the new Thor last night...

That was just a beautiful movie.  i recommend it to every astronomy fan.  The background movie or clip for the credits was one of the coolest parts of it for me... they take you on a trip, flying all around inside of planetary nebulas and it was just gorgeous.  definitely gonna watch it again :)

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My girlfriend stated a few times she didnt like the ending.  I didnt mind it, though.

9/10
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Post by: WC on August 29, 2011, 04:26:37 PM
Adjustment Bureau.

Could have been so cool, like cooler than Dark City cool, but the damn christian religiosity dragged it down.

4/10
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Post by: GodSlayer on August 29, 2011, 09:47:50 PM
Charlie Wilson's War

9.9/10

leaves me wondering if there will ever be a sequel, and if there is, will it star Americans?
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Post by: superdave on August 29, 2011, 09:48:16 PM
Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail.
Do I even need to rate this one? 
10/10.
But if you have not seen this yet, what are you even doing on this message board?
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Post by: Sordid on August 29, 2011, 09:58:48 PM
Pirates of the Caribbean 4
4/10
Quite entertaining if you don't think too hard about the plot; good mindless fun. Unfortunately, it seems not even Captain Jack Sparrow is immune to the wussification that seems to be a requirement for graduating from comic relief to protagonist.
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Post by: Dionysus on August 29, 2011, 10:02:00 PM
Unfortunately, it seems not even Captain Jack Sparrow is immune to the wussification that seems to be a requirement for graduating from comic relief to protagonist.

wut
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Post by: MikeHz on August 29, 2011, 10:04:29 PM
Adjustment Bureau.

Could have been so cool, like cooler than Dark City cool, but the damn christian religiosity dragged it down.

4/10

Sorry to hear that. It's sitting on my end table right now.
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Post by: Dionysus on August 29, 2011, 10:08:52 PM
Limitless - 9/10

Too lazy to type up anything substantial. Just see it if you haven't.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 29, 2011, 10:14:23 PM
Limitless - 9/10

Too lazy to type up anything substantial. Just see it if you haven't.

oh dude, you on drugs or what?

it gets a 5/10 just because it wasn't quite bad enough to switch off.
Plot is a joke. Super boring action film.
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Post by: Sordid on August 29, 2011, 10:25:57 PM
Unfortunately, it seems not even Captain Jack Sparrow is immune to the wussification that seems to be a requirement for graduating from comic relief to protagonist.

wut

I'm referring specifically to the fact that he's been given a hitherto unseen love interest. This previously incredibly callous and selfish and therefore entertaining guy now suddenly throws everything away without even a moment's hesitation in order to save said distressing damsel, exactly what he'd previously derided Will Turner for. And when Whatsherface goes "I love you", he replies "As do I. Always have, always will." I had a faint taste of puke in my mouth at that moment.
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Post by: Dionysus on August 29, 2011, 10:33:08 PM
Unfortunately, it seems not even Captain Jack Sparrow is immune to the wussification that seems to be a requirement for graduating from comic relief to protagonist.

wut

I'm referring specifically to the fact that he's been given a hitherto unseen love interest. This previously incredibly callous and selfish and therefore entertaining guy now suddenly throws everything away without even a moment's hesitation in order to save said distressing damsel, exactly what he'd previously derided Will Turner for. And when Whatsherface goes "I love you", he replies "As do I. Always have, always will." I had a faint taste of puke in my mouth at that moment.

Again, wut

In the first movie he saves both Elizabeth and Will Turner on separate occasions. In the second movie, he comes back to save them again before Elizabeth chains him to the ship and leaves him. In the third movie he gives up his goal to kill Davy Jones so that Will could do it, thereby saving him and allowing him and Elizabeth to stay together. In the fourth movie he does exactly what he does in the third movie, except this time it was for someone he liked. He then leaves her stranded on an island. Not really sure where the "wussification" comes from or how the fourth movie was any different from the previous three.

I would rate it a 4/10 because of the fact that nothing new actually happens in the movie. If it were actually as different as you suggest, I would rate it higher.
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Post by: lukebourassa on August 29, 2011, 10:34:32 PM
Limitless - 9/10

Too lazy to type up anything substantial. Just see it if you haven't.

oh dude, you on drugs or what?

it gets a 5/10 just because it wasn't quite bad enough to switch off.
Plot is a joke. Super boring action film.

Disagree. Wasn't 9 for me, but was a fairly entertaining film... and it mostly did science fiction correctly.. that is, it didn't try to explain too much, lest it reveal that the filmmakers don't understand science.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 29, 2011, 10:38:19 PM
Limitless - 9/10

Too lazy to type up anything substantial. Just see it if you haven't.

oh dude, you on drugs or what?

it gets a 5/10 just because it wasn't quite bad enough to switch off.
Plot is a joke. Super boring action film.

Disagree. Wasn't 9 for me, but was a fairly entertaining film... and it mostly did science fiction correctly.. that is, it didn't try to explain too much, lest it reveal that the filmmakers don't understand science.

Oh yeah!?
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Post by: Caffiene on August 29, 2011, 10:41:08 PM
and it mostly did science fiction correctly.. that is, it didn't try to explain too much, lest it reveal that the filmmakers don't understand science.

I havent seen it, but wasnt Limitless the one that based its entire premise and marketing on the "you only use 10% of your brain" psuedoscience?
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Post by: Dionysus on August 29, 2011, 10:44:20 PM
Limitless - 9/10

Too lazy to type up anything substantial. Just see it if you haven't.

oh dude, you on drugs or what?

it gets a 5/10 just because it wasn't quite bad enough to switch off.
Plot is a joke. Super boring action film.

Maybe that's where you went wrong. It's not an action film. There's like one, maybe two scenes where something resembling action takes place. It's a sci-fi thriller about a schlub who takes a drug and becomes successful because of it, only to have that success pissed on by the side effects and people coming after him. Aside from the plot, Cooper's acting sells this movie. Ebert summed it up well:
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Bradley Cooper fits well into the two versions of Eddie Morra, and director Neil Burger does inventive visual effects in showing how time telescopes for Eddie and the answers to problems seem to materialize before his eyes. A subplot about a murder, however, raises questions it doesn’t answer, and all the quasi-criminal stuff seems a little perfunctory. The movie is not terrifically good, but the premise is intriguing; it doesn’t really set out to explore what such a pill might really to do a person. “Limitless” only uses 15, maybe 20 percent of its brain. Still, that’s more than a lot of movies do.

The only thing I differ on is that I think Cooper's transformation when on the drug is awesome... and hilarious at times, which isn't surprising if you've seen either of the Hangover movies. Hence my rating, since I tend to focus on the acting more than anything else.
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Post by: Dionysus on August 29, 2011, 10:48:43 PM
Limitless - 9/10

Too lazy to type up anything substantial. Just see it if you haven't.

oh dude, you on drugs or what?

it gets a 5/10 just because it wasn't quite bad enough to switch off.
Plot is a joke. Super boring action film.

Disagree. Wasn't 9 for me, but was a fairly entertaining film... and it mostly did science fiction correctly.. that is, it didn't try to explain too much, lest it reveal that the filmmakers don't understand science.

Oh yeah!?
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Uh, didn't you watch to the end?

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Post by: lukebourassa on August 29, 2011, 10:49:00 PM
and it mostly did science fiction correctly.. that is, it didn't try to explain too much, lest it reveal that the filmmakers don't understand science.

I havent seen it, but wasnt Limitless the one that based its entire premise and marketing on the "you only use 10% of your brain" psuedoscience?

Ok.. I only rolled my eyes at this movie 3 times.. that was one of them... BUT..  if you COULD be more aware of the world around you, keep it all in usable memory, and process everything you remembered, you WOULD be a smarter, more capable human being, would you not? Just because the "10% of your brain" thing is a bunk expression, doesn't mean that enabling a human to have photographic memory and increased abstract thinking wouldn't create a super-person. (I realize there was double neg. there).

Also...


Oh yeah!?
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I didn't even think of that ^ But it's a fair point. 

But..
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Still, it's a relatively entertaining movie.
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Post by: Dionysus on August 29, 2011, 10:51:36 PM
and it mostly did science fiction correctly.. that is, it didn't try to explain too much, lest it reveal that the filmmakers don't understand science.

I havent seen it, but wasnt Limitless the one that based its entire premise and marketing on the "you only use 10% of your brain" psuedoscience?

Yeah, that was stupid, but this myth is in so many movies and TV shows that I've learned to ignore it, lest it ruin vast amounts of otherwise good productions.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 29, 2011, 10:52:26 PM
It was hardly sci fi or thrilling....
Just a super predictable snooze fest with a retarded premise.

it was as if the script writers just took writing 101 and did the join the dots.

Hangover was just as lame.
All the good bits were in the preview.


I'm harsh. I know.
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Post by: Sordid on August 29, 2011, 10:54:09 PM
In the first movie he saves both Elizabeth and Will Turner on separate occasions.

Only because he needs Will alive to lift the curse, kill Barbossa, and regain his ship. And he needs Elizabeth alive to be able to manipulate Will into doing that.

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In the second movie, he comes back to save them again before Elizabeth chains him to the ship and leaves him.

Only because she's played him like a violin, making him think that he might be able to score with her if he impresses her. And then she stabs him in the back.

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In the third movie he gives up his goal to kill Davy Jones so that Will could do it, thereby saving him and allowing him and Elizabeth to stay together.

Not quite. If you recall, Jack is about to stab the heart just as Jones is about to kill Will. If he really wanted to kill Jones, he could've done it right then and there, thereby both becoming immortal and saving Will. But he hesitates, and as a result of that Will is mortally wounded. Why does he hesitate? Not for Will's sake, Will's perfectly okay at that point. He hesitates because he's been debating with himself whether being bound by duty or having a face full of tentacles is really worth living forever. He decides it isn't, but someone still needs to kill Jones. Given that Jack apparently thinks not even immortality is worth the price, he might not think he's doing Will a favor but rather see it as Will doing the dirty work for him.

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In the fourth movie he does exactly what he does in the third movie, except this time it was for someone he liked. He then leaves her stranded on an island. Not really sure where the "wussification" comes from or how the fourth movie was any different from the previous three.

It's different in that in the previous movies Jack's heroism was just a byproduct of his selfish ulterior motives (or could at least be plausibly interpreted as such). In this one, not so much. It's a lot less cleverly written, IMO. Less witty, more noisy.
Also, oddly, we don't really get to see any ships. Even Queen Anne's Revenge gets only like two or three shots, and I don't think there even is another named ship at all.
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Post by: gs on August 29, 2011, 11:57:48 PM
It was hardly sci fi or thrilling....
Just a super predictable snooze fest with a retarded premise.

it was as if the script writers just took writing 101 and did the join the dots.

Hangover was just as lame.
All the good bits were in the preview.


I'm harsh. I know.

I cant believe they spouted the 'we only use 10% of our brain' nonsense. 

 :ughh:
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Post by: GodSlayer on August 30, 2011, 05:10:36 AM
Super boring action film.

innat the one where words snow down the screen? I think I heard them raving about how brilliant that was on Oprah some time when I was between tapes.
looked tardistic.
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Post by: GodSlayer on August 30, 2011, 05:15:45 AM
BUT..  if you COULD be more aware of the world around you, keep it all in usable memory, and process everything you remembered, you WOULD be a smarter, more capable human being, would you not?

I vaguely recall a promo for an upcoming (i.e., probably already aired 2+ months ago* in the US) 20/20 or 60 Minutes story about three people who have that sort of crazy recall like was the basis of one episode of House. the people, if they are smart, at least sound like they've done nothing with their smarts.

...I googled before posting for once in my life (apparently I already missed the broadcast):

Aug 28 - Remember, Remember
 
"Scientists have made a new discovery in the field of memory which they are calling, “superior autobiographical memory"."
http://www.tv3.co.nz/Aug-28---Remember-Remember/tabid/2059/articleID/73349/Default.aspx (http://www.tv3.co.nz/Aug-28---Remember-Remember/tabid/2059/articleID/73349/Default.aspx)

*December 19, 2010, LOL
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Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on August 30, 2011, 07:34:49 AM
Hangover was just as lame.
All the good bits were in the preview.

This ^
Everyone kept telling me I had to see it because it was hilarious.
I found it boring and not all that funny.
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Post by: GodSlayer on August 30, 2011, 08:49:54 AM
Hangover was just as lame.
All the good bits were in the preview.

This ^
Everyone kept telling me I had to see it because it was hilarious.
I found it boring and not all that funny.

what do you two think of Brides Maids?

I haven't seen either, and I heard the same hype about both.
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Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on August 30, 2011, 09:03:45 AM
Hangover was just as lame.
All the good bits were in the preview.

This ^
Everyone kept telling me I had to see it because it was hilarious.
I found it boring and not all that funny.

what do you two think of Brides Maids?

I haven't seen either, and I heard the same hype about both.

Chick flick - I have no interest in seeing it
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Post by: Blackmere on August 30, 2011, 12:06:04 PM
Hangover was just as lame.
All the good bits were in the preview.

This ^
Everyone kept telling me I had to see it because it was hilarious.
I found it boring and not all that funny.

what do you two think of Brides Maids?

I haven't seen either, and I heard the same hype about both.

Chick flick - I have no interest in seeing it

I have heard that that is not a fair assessment of the movie. It is true that women are the main characters but the story is not a "chick flick" story.
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Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on August 30, 2011, 12:13:07 PM
Hangover was just as lame.
All the good bits were in the preview.

This ^
Everyone kept telling me I had to see it because it was hilarious.
I found it boring and not all that funny.

what do you two think of Brides Maids?

I haven't seen either, and I heard the same hype about both.

Chick flick - I have no interest in seeing it

I have heard that that is not a fair assessment of the movie. It is true that women are the main characters but the story is not a "chick flick" story.

As far as Hollywood goes that is an oxymoronic statement.  :P

Annie (Kristen Wiig), is a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie's life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian's maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she'll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you'll go for someone you love.

Almost definition of a chick flick ^
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Post by: Blackmere on August 30, 2011, 12:21:30 PM
Hangover was just as lame.
All the good bits were in the preview.

This ^
Everyone kept telling me I had to see it because it was hilarious.
I found it boring and not all that funny.

what do you two think of Brides Maids?

I haven't seen either, and I heard the same hype about both.

Chick flick - I have no interest in seeing it

I have heard that that is not a fair assessment of the movie. It is true that women are the main characters but the story is not a "chick flick" story.

As far as Hollywood goes that is an oxymoronic statement.  :P

Annie (Kristen Wiig), is a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie's life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian's maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she'll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you'll go for someone you love.

Almost definition of a chick flick ^

I hear ya. I've just been told it plays out more like a buddy comedy then chick flick. Either way it doesn't appeal to me.
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Post by: lukebourassa on August 30, 2011, 12:36:32 PM
Hangover was just as lame.
All the good bits were in the preview.

This ^
Everyone kept telling me I had to see it because it was hilarious.
I found it boring and not all that funny.

what do you two think of Brides Maids?

I haven't seen either, and I heard the same hype about both.

Chick flick - I have no interest in seeing it

I have heard that that is not a fair assessment of the movie. It is true that women are the main characters but the story is not a "chick flick" story.

As far as Hollywood goes that is an oxymoronic statement.  :P

Annie (Kristen Wiig), is a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie's life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian's maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she'll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you'll go for someone you love.

Almost definition of a chick flick ^

It's pretty funny. You shouldn't not watch it just because most of the cast it women. John Hamm is hilarious in it.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: Halloran on August 30, 2011, 01:52:46 PM
The Last Airbender 5/10

Seemed like a cool idea and premise. I'm told it's based off of a cartoon, but I've never seen/heard of it, so I didnt have that to fall back on. The movie starts kinda slow. The story skips some large parts taht you must infer as a veiwer (or have knowledge from teh tv show). The special effects were neat for most of it; kinda reminded me of Harry Potter. The main kid actor wasnt bad either imo. But the overall story killed it for me. I hear they are doing a part 2 though, which would be nice to conclude the story.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 30, 2011, 04:38:36 PM
Hangover was just as lame.
All the good bits were in the preview.

This ^
Everyone kept telling me I had to see it because it was hilarious.
I found it boring and not all that funny.

what do you two think of Brides Maids?

I haven't seen either, and I heard the same hype about both.

Haven't seen it, due to seeing the hangover, the hype, and a buddy of mine ranting that it was an unfunny pile of dog dirt.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: David E. on August 30, 2011, 04:57:18 PM
Hangover was just as lame.
All the good bits were in the preview.

This ^
Everyone kept telling me I had to see it because it was hilarious.
I found it boring and not all that funny.

what do you two think of Brides Maids?

I haven't seen either, and I heard the same hype about both.

Haven't seen it, due to seeing the hangover, the hype, and a buddy of mine ranting that it was an unfunny pile of dog dirt.

I turned the Hangover off 30 minutes in.  I did not laugh once.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: jaypee on August 30, 2011, 05:00:24 PM
That's probably because you're a humorless corporate bureaucrat who works for the most evil corporation in..

Oh woops, wrong thread.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: Johnny Slick on August 30, 2011, 05:05:58 PM
Hangover was just as lame.
All the good bits were in the preview.

This ^
Everyone kept telling me I had to see it because it was hilarious.
I found it boring and not all that funny.

what do you two think of Brides Maids?

I haven't seen either, and I heard the same hype about both.

Chick flick - I have no interest in seeing it

I have heard that that is not a fair assessment of the movie. It is true that women are the main characters but the story is not a "chick flick" story.

As far as Hollywood goes that is an oxymoronic statement.  :P

Annie (Kristen Wiig), is a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie's life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian's maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she'll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you'll go for someone you love.

Almost definition of a chick flick ^
Hur huh. It gots chixx in it who talk to each other there4 it's a chick flick lolz

It's as much of a "chick flick" as "I Love You Man" or "The 40 Year Old Virgin". Go ahead and don't see it if you are afraid of humor from womens I guess, but it was by a pretty long shot the funniest movie of the year IMO.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: AxeGrrl on August 30, 2011, 05:20:57 PM

I'm a little surprised by the really high ratings for 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' here. I'm a fan of the franchise, but dahaamn, were the human characters written by student screenwriters or something?   talk about cartoonish. Dialogue and situations rife with cliches........luckily, they got it right with the characterization of Caesar at least.

And the guy who 'played' him (the Gollum guy) did a great job at conveying the developing character just through the way he carried himself.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on August 30, 2011, 05:21:39 PM
Hangover was just as lame.
All the good bits were in the preview.

This ^
Everyone kept telling me I had to see it because it was hilarious.
I found it boring and not all that funny.

what do you two think of Brides Maids?

I haven't seen either, and I heard the same hype about both.

Chick flick - I have no interest in seeing it

I have heard that that is not a fair assessment of the movie. It is true that women are the main characters but the story is not a "chick flick" story.

As far as Hollywood goes that is an oxymoronic statement.  :P

Annie (Kristen Wiig), is a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie's life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian's maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she'll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you'll go for someone you love.

Almost definition of a chick flick ^
Hur huh. It gots chixx in it who talk to each other there4 it's a chick flick lolz

It's as much of a "chick flick" as "I Love You Man" or "The 40 Year Old Virgin". Go ahead and don't see it if you are afraid of humor from womens I guess, but it was by a pretty long shot the funniest movie of the year IMO.

I was talking about the IMDB description I posted.
It sounds like they were trying to make it seem more appealing to women than to men.
IMO that MAKES it a chick flick.

With one chance to get it perfect, she'll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you'll go for someone you love.

That's not chick flicky?? ^

And I can't stand Maya Rudolph.

I may end up watching it sometime down the road but won't make an effort to find it.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: AxeGrrl on August 30, 2011, 05:27:44 PM

It's as much of a "chick flick" as "I Love You Man" or "The 40 Year Old Virgin". Go ahead and don't see it if you are afraid of humor from womens I guess, but it was by a pretty long shot the funniest movie of the year IMO.


Good comparisons......I found 'Bridesmaids' to be quite entertaining :)

*imagining Christopher Hitchens sitting in the theatre saying "why is everyone else laughing so much? it's women!" *

hehe

Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: Dionysus on August 30, 2011, 05:36:16 PM
This thread gives me a headache sometimes. Seriously, chick flick? I didn't realize people still used that term.

A Clockwork Orange - 10/10

I recently read the novel, and I'm shocked at how toned down the main character is in the movie, and yet the movie still got tons of criticism for supposedly "glorifying violence." Imagine if these whiners who expect all art to match their sensibilities actually read the novel? They probably would have killed themselves.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: Halloran on August 30, 2011, 05:40:43 PM
This thread gives me a headache sometimes. Seriously, chick flick? I didn't realize people still used that term.

A Clockwork Orange - 10/10

I recently read the novel, and I'm shocked at how toned down the main character is in the movie, and yet the movie still got tons of criticism for supposedly "glorifying violence." Imagine if these whiners who expect all art to match their sensibilities actually read the novel? They probably would have killed themselves.

Did you like how they changed the ending when compared to the book?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: Blackmere on August 30, 2011, 06:13:51 PM
This thread gives me a headache sometimes. Seriously, chick flick? I didn't realize people still used that term.

A Clockwork Orange - 10/10

I recently read the novel, and I'm shocked at how toned down the main character is in the movie, and yet the movie still got tons of criticism for supposedly "glorifying violence." Imagine if these whiners who expect all art to match their sensibilities actually read the novel? They probably would have killed themselves.

Did you like how they changed the ending when compared to the book?

I have not read it or seen it but not long ago I was listening to/reading something that talked about the story and the movie and how they changed the ending and I was outraged. Really? People don't want to see a horrible person become a better person? What?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: Dionysus on August 30, 2011, 06:23:49 PM
This thread gives me a headache sometimes. Seriously, chick flick? I didn't realize people still used that term.

A Clockwork Orange - 10/10

I recently read the novel, and I'm shocked at how toned down the main character is in the movie, and yet the movie still got tons of criticism for supposedly "glorifying violence." Imagine if these whiners who expect all art to match their sensibilities actually read the novel? They probably would have killed themselves.

Did you like how they changed the ending when compared to the book?

I don't think that made a difference as far as the criticism was concerned. The whining had mostly to do with the nature of the character as being a very good looking and charismatic person who commits these violent crimes, but then the audience is made to feel sorry for him for the psychological conditioning he goes through. Which completely misses the damn point, but then again what's new?

However, I don't think you can say that Kubrick "changed" the ending. I think the reality was that he wasn't aware of the difference between the UK and the US versions of the novel at the time. The ending in the book felt contrived and it was obvious that the author was going for a more hopeful end to a fairly hardcore character. I didn't buy it at all. In this case, I prefer the movie over the novel.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 30, 2011, 06:44:23 PM
Hangover was just as lame.
All the good bits were in the preview.

This ^
Everyone kept telling me I had to see it because it was hilarious.
I found it boring and not all that funny.

what do you two think of Brides Maids?

I haven't seen either, and I heard the same hype about both.

Chick flick - I have no interest in seeing it

I have heard that that is not a fair assessment of the movie. It is true that women are the main characters but the story is not a "chick flick" story.

As far as Hollywood goes that is an oxymoronic statement.  :P

Annie (Kristen Wiig), is a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie's life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian's maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she'll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you'll go for someone you love.

Almost definition of a chick flick ^
Hur huh. It gots chixx in it who talk to each other there4 it's a chick flick lolz

It's as much of a "chick flick" as "I Love You Man" or "The 40 Year Old Virgin". Go ahead and don't see it if you are afraid of humor from womens I guess, but it was by a pretty long shot the funniest movie of the year IMO.

Hangover - Depressing story about how it's ok to cheat on your partner (FYI: it's not ok).
I love you man - depressing story about a loser with no friends, who has no friends because he's a dick.
40 Year old virgin - Funny and Crass story about a man child who's not very good with the ladies.

Sometimes the buddy formula works, some times it doesn't.

Just because the women are behaving like retarded school boys, doesn't give it any real cred.
Good writing doesn't need to rely on dick jokes and shock value to make you laugh (though sometimes dick jokes and shock value are funny).
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: Halloran on August 30, 2011, 06:47:22 PM
Hangover was just as lame.
All the good bits were in the preview.

This ^
Everyone kept telling me I had to see it because it was hilarious.
I found it boring and not all that funny.

what do you two think of Brides Maids?

I haven't seen either, and I heard the same hype about both.

Chick flick - I have no interest in seeing it

I have heard that that is not a fair assessment of the movie. It is true that women are the main characters but the story is not a "chick flick" story.

As far as Hollywood goes that is an oxymoronic statement.  :P

Annie (Kristen Wiig), is a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie's life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian's maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she'll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you'll go for someone you love.

Almost definition of a chick flick ^
Hur huh. It gots chixx in it who talk to each other there4 it's a chick flick lolz

It's as much of a "chick flick" as "I Love You Man" or "The 40 Year Old Virgin". Go ahead and don't see it if you are afraid of humor from womens I guess, but it was by a pretty long shot the funniest movie of the year IMO.

Hangover - Depressing story about how it's ok to cheat on your partner (FYI: it's not ok).
I love you man - depressing story about a loser with no friends, who has no friends because he's a dick.
40 Year old virgin - Funny and Crass story about a man child who's not very good with the ladies.

Sometimes the buddy formula works, some times it doesn't.

Just because the women are behaving like retarded school boys, doesn't give it any real cred.
Good writing doesn't need to rely on dick jokes and shock value to make you laugh (though sometimes dick jokes and shock value are funny).

You said "dick"!  LOL!!!
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 30, 2011, 06:48:00 PM
Hangover was just as lame.
All the good bits were in the preview.

This ^
Everyone kept telling me I had to see it because it was hilarious.
I found it boring and not all that funny.

what do you two think of Brides Maids?

I haven't seen either, and I heard the same hype about both.

Chick flick - I have no interest in seeing it

I have heard that that is not a fair assessment of the movie. It is true that women are the main characters but the story is not a "chick flick" story.

As far as Hollywood goes that is an oxymoronic statement.  :P

Annie (Kristen Wiig), is a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie's life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian's maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she'll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you'll go for someone you love.

Almost definition of a chick flick ^
Hur huh. It gots chixx in it who talk to each other there4 it's a chick flick lolz

It's as much of a "chick flick" as "I Love You Man" or "The 40 Year Old Virgin". Go ahead and don't see it if you are afraid of humor from womens I guess, but it was by a pretty long shot the funniest movie of the year IMO.

Hangover - Depressing story about how it's ok to cheat on your partner (FYI: it's not ok).
I love you man - depressing story about a loser with no friends, who has no friends because he's a dick.
40 Year old virgin - Funny and Crass story about a man child who's not very good with the ladies.

Sometimes the buddy formula works, some times it doesn't.

Just because the women are behaving like retarded school boys, doesn't give it any real cred.
Good writing doesn't need to rely on dick jokes and shock value to make you laugh (though sometimes dick jokes and shock value are funny).

You said "dick"!  LOL!!!

I am so badass.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: Dionysus on August 30, 2011, 06:51:50 PM
This thread gives me a headache sometimes. Seriously, chick flick? I didn't realize people still used that term.

A Clockwork Orange - 10/10

I recently read the novel, and I'm shocked at how toned down the main character is in the movie, and yet the movie still got tons of criticism for supposedly "glorifying violence." Imagine if these whiners who expect all art to match their sensibilities actually read the novel? They probably would have killed themselves.

Did you like how they changed the ending when compared to the book?

I have not read it or seen it but not long ago I was listening to/reading something that talked about the story and the movie and how they changed the ending and I was outraged. Really? People don't want to see a horrible person become a better person? What?

The ending of the book is the most offensive part of the story. You're telling me a murdering, child-raping psychopath can just decide one day that he wants to be a family man? There's redemption and then there's blind optimism. If he had a family, he would probably kill them all in a murder-suicide or end up molesting his kids (probably both). And yet the author expects us to believe that rehabilitation can be as simple as growing bored of the violence. That's some offensive shit right there. Far more "outrageous" than the movie's ending.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: AxeGrrl on August 30, 2011, 07:25:00 PM
The whining had mostly to do with the nature of the character as being a very good looking and charismatic person who commits these violent crimes, but then the audience is made to feel sorry for him for the psychological conditioning he goes through.


Hmm, funnily, I didn't feel sorry for Alex re: the psychological conditioning he was subjected to.

I got that that was what we were (apparently) supposed to feel..........but nah.


Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: GodSlayer on August 30, 2011, 08:33:49 PM
Hangover was just as lame.
All the good bits were in the preview.

This ^
Everyone kept telling me I had to see it because it was hilarious.
I found it boring and not all that funny.

what do you two think of Brides Maids?

I haven't seen either, and I heard the same hype about both.

Chick flick - I have no interest in seeing it

I have heard that that is not a fair assessment of the movie. It is true that women are the main characters but the story is not a "chick flick" story.

...Almost definition of a chick flick ^

for my taste, 'chick flick' comes down to how terrible the jokes are. Sex in the City could be about four guys, but if all the jokes were so dreadful they appealed only to women, and made guys audible 'ugh!' instead of laugh, it would be a chick flick.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: GodSlayer on August 30, 2011, 08:36:30 PM
I was talking about the IMDB description I posted.
It sounds like they were trying to make it seem more appealing to women than to men.
IMO that MAKES it a chick flick.

then the fact that cleaning products are marketed to women MAKES cleaning 'womens work'.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: GodSlayer on August 30, 2011, 08:39:54 PM
Really? People don't want to see a horrible person become a better person? What?

people also don't want Guantanimo Bay/waterboarding/etc. to work.

1984 spoiler
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on August 30, 2011, 08:51:24 PM
I was talking about the IMDB description I posted.
It sounds like they were trying to make it seem more appealing to women than to men.
IMO that MAKES it a chick flick.

then the fact that cleaning products are marketed to women MAKES cleaning 'womens work'.

You really need to try reading before you post.   ::)
I never said it was a fact.
BTW - strawmen are not welcome here.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 30, 2011, 09:08:04 PM
Bridesmaids is in my  "I'll wait for TV" category.
The Mrs however, has been sucked in by the marketing hype.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: GodSlayer on August 30, 2011, 09:11:10 PM
I was talking about the IMDB description I posted.
It sounds like they were trying to make it seem more appealing to women than to men.
IMO that MAKES it a chick flick.

then the fact that cleaning products are marketed to women MAKES cleaning 'womens work'.

You really need to try reading before you post.   ::)
I never said it was a fact.
BTW - strawmen are not welcome here.

last time I checked, IMO meant 'in my opinion'.


I was talking about the ads on TV.
It looks like they were trying to make housework seem more appealing to women than to men.
IMO that MAKES it a women's work

saying 'I didn't say it was a fact' changes nothing about My Opinion
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: GodSlayer on August 30, 2011, 09:12:45 PM
Bridesmaids is in my  "I'll wait for TV" category.
The Mrs however, has been sucked in by the marketing hype.

the only movie marketing I listen to is Doug Benson and Chris Hardwick :) (Doug Loves Movies and Nerdist podcasts, respectively)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 30, 2011, 09:20:45 PM
Bridesmaids is in my  "I'll wait for TV" category.
The Mrs however, has been sucked in by the marketing hype.

the only movie marketing I listen to is Doug Benson and Chris Hardwick :) (Doug Loves Movies and Nerdist podcasts, respectively)

Never heard of before.

My "rule of thumb" if it gets advertised on TV, I'll probably wait for it to play on free to air.
I think parenting has tempered my "must see" reflex. The one film I've seen at the movies in the last two years was Avatar.
What a let down.

My favourite movies are those that I know nothing about going into them.

There Will Be Blood 10/10 - Perfect film making.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: GodSlayer on August 30, 2011, 09:22:56 PM
My favourite movies are those that I know nothing about going into them.

how do you end up going to them? is movie-going a regular pastime in your social circle?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 30, 2011, 09:28:27 PM
My favourite movies are those that I know nothing about going into them.

how do you end up going to them? is movie-going a regular pastime in your social circle?

By going into, I mean viewing, and by viewing I mean on DVD or TV.
Like I said earlier, one movie at the cinema since 2009 is all I have attended.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: GodSlayer on August 30, 2011, 09:30:56 PM
My favourite movies are those that I know nothing about going into them.

how do you end up going to them? is movie-going a regular pastime in your social circle?

By going into, I mean viewing, and by viewing I mean on DVD or TV.
Like I said earlier, one movie at the cinema since 2009 is all I have attended.

oooooooh
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: Blackmere on August 30, 2011, 10:36:48 PM
This thread gives me a headache sometimes. Seriously, chick flick? I didn't realize people still used that term.

A Clockwork Orange - 10/10

I recently read the novel, and I'm shocked at how toned down the main character is in the movie, and yet the movie still got tons of criticism for supposedly "glorifying violence." Imagine if these whiners who expect all art to match their sensibilities actually read the novel? They probably would have killed themselves.

Did you like how they changed the ending when compared to the book?

I have not read it or seen it but not long ago I was listening to/reading something that talked about the story and the movie and how they changed the ending and I was outraged. Really? People don't want to see a horrible person become a better person? What?

The ending of the book is the most offensive part of the story. You're telling me a murdering, child-raping psychopath can just decide one day that he wants to be a family man? There's redemption and then there's blind optimism. If he had a family, he would probably kill them all in a murder-suicide or end up molesting his kids (probably both). And yet the author expects us to believe that rehabilitation can be as simple as growing bored of the violence. That's some offensive shit right there. Far more "outrageous" than the movie's ending.

Like I said I didn't read it. Perhaps it seemed more poignant in the summary then in the book itself.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: Sordid on August 30, 2011, 11:05:15 PM
I was talking about the IMDB description I posted.
It sounds like they were trying to make it seem more appealing to women than to men.
IMO that MAKES it a chick flick.

then the fact that cleaning products are marketed to women MAKES cleaning 'womens work'.

Yeah. Your point?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: GodSlayer on August 30, 2011, 11:13:15 PM
I was talking about the IMDB description I posted.
It sounds like they were trying to make it seem more appealing to women than to men.
IMO that MAKES it a chick flick.

then the fact that cleaning products are marketed to women MAKES cleaning 'womens work'.

Yeah. Your point?

what's the point of any ad absurdum strategem?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: Johnny Slick on August 30, 2011, 11:56:28 PM
Bridesmaids is in my  "I'll wait for TV" category.
The Mrs however, has been sucked in by the marketing hype.

the only movie marketing I listen to is Doug Benson and Chris Hardwick :) (Doug Loves Movies and Nerdist podcasts, respectively)

Never heard of before.

My "rule of thumb" if it gets advertised on TV, I'll probably wait for it to play on free to air.
I think parenting has tempered my "must see" reflex. The one film I've seen at the movies in the last two years was Avatar.
What a let down.
Maybe you shouldn't go to see semi-retarded remakes of "Little Big Man" as the only freaking movie you've seen in the past 2 years. And I liked Avatar a bit. I could name probably 10 movies off the top of my head which I'd much rather have seen (and probably did see) in the theatre than Avatar; my point here is that for all your talk about not being sucked in by the advertising, boy you are sure getting sucked in by the advertising.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: lukebourassa on August 31, 2011, 12:13:52 AM
Bridesmaids is in my  "I'll wait for TV" category.
The Mrs however, has been sucked in by the marketing hype.

the only movie marketing I listen to is Doug Benson and Chris Hardwick :) (Doug Loves Movies and Nerdist podcasts, respectively)

Both awesome podcasts.

Frankly, if it's a comedy that looks halfway good, I try to see it in the theater..  not because I think it will be amazing, but because laughter is a contagious things, and movies tend to be funnier if you watch them with more people.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: amysrevenge on August 31, 2011, 12:26:14 AM
Frankly, if it's a comedy that looks halfway good, I try to see it in the theater..  not because I think it will be amazing, but because laughter is a contagious things, and movies tend to be funnier if you watch them with more people.

Example:  Pirhana 3D

I would turn this stinker off if I tried to watch it at home, but I went out to see it with a group of friends and we laughed our balls off.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on August 31, 2011, 12:55:47 AM
Bridesmaids is in my  "I'll wait for TV" category.
The Mrs however, has been sucked in by the marketing hype.

the only movie marketing I listen to is Doug Benson and Chris Hardwick :) (Doug Loves Movies and Nerdist podcasts, respectively)

Never heard of before.

My "rule of thumb" if it gets advertised on TV, I'll probably wait for it to play on free to air.
I think parenting has tempered my "must see" reflex. The one film I've seen at the movies in the last two years was Avatar.
What a let down.
Maybe you shouldn't go to see semi-retarded remakes of "Little Big Man" as the only freaking movie you've seen in the past 2 years. And I liked Avatar a bit. I could name probably 10 movies off the top of my head which I'd much rather have seen (and probably did see) in the theatre than Avatar; my point here is that for all your talk about not being sucked in by the advertising, boy you are sure getting sucked in by the advertising.

I don't feel like paying $20 to see a film that is probably going to suck.
Avatar just cemented this position.
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Post by: Johnny Slick on September 01, 2011, 01:09:43 AM
Right. It's a self-fulfilling prophecy. You went to see a movie that had one of the biggest hype machines around it in the past generation (well, at least since The Matrix) and you're complaining that movies don't live up to their hype. Well, if your single point of evidence is overhyped... mediocrity (I wouldn't call Avatar crap but it *was* pretty much about cool special effects papering over one of the oldest plots in Hollywood) then I'm sorry, but your view on this is horrendously skewed.

Just off the top of my head, 5 movies I'd way rather see in a theatre than Avatar:

Bridesmaids (as noted earlier, comedy can be pretty contagious)
The Trip (which was a TV series in England but which will probably not be easy to get over here, period)
Rango
Hanna (just plain awesome movie - seriously, you should kick yourself for spending on Avatar and not this when it came out)
Easy A (see comments about comedy being contagious)

Come to think of it, I'd even I think rather pay to see Hot Tub Time Machine or Take Me Home Tonight than Avatar. Or geez... there are probably 5 movies about boxers, wrestlers, or Afflecks which have come out in the past couple years which I'd recommend over Avatar. Avatar wasn't even the best or most fun movie I've seen in the past couple years where I had to wear funny glasses to watch it (Cave of Forgotten Dreams). Or #2 (Toy Story 3). Or #3 (Up).
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on September 01, 2011, 01:24:49 AM
Right. It's a self-fulfilling prophecy. You went to see a movie that had one of the biggest hype machines around it in the past generation (well, at least since The Matrix) and you're complaining that movies don't live up to their hype. Well, if your single point of evidence is overhyped... mediocrity (I wouldn't call Avatar crap but it *was* pretty much about cool special effects papering over one of the oldest plots in Hollywood) then I'm sorry, but your view on this is horrendously skewed.

Just off the top of my head, 5 movies I'd way rather see in a theatre than Avatar:

Bridesmaids (as noted earlier, comedy can be pretty contagious)
The Trip (which was a TV series in England but which will probably not be easy to get over here, period)
Rango
Hanna (just plain awesome movie - seriously, you should kick yourself for spending on Avatar and not this when it came out)
Easy A (see comments about comedy being contagious)

Come to think of it, I'd even I think rather pay to see Hot Tub Time Machine or Take Me Home Tonight than Avatar. Or geez... there are probably 5 movies about boxers, wrestlers, or Afflecks which have come out in the past couple years which I'd recommend over Avatar. Avatar wasn't even the best or most fun movie I've seen in the past couple years where I had to wear funny glasses to watch it (Cave of Forgotten Dreams). Or #2 (Toy Story 3). Or #3 (Up).

Actually Avatar was just the straw that broke the camels back.

I've seen lots of films on DVD that would be ace in the cinema, but I didn't see them in the cinema.
Mostly out of laziness. Some that I couldn't get anyone to go with me to. Others I'd never heard of.
A lot of films either get limited release or a short (sometimes both) run her in Oz.
Only the blockbusters go everywhere.

I haven't been an avid moviegoer since I was in film school. Back then I went a few times a week.

In any case, now that I have a big tv, there's no need to go to the cinema.
I'm comfortable at home, the sound is to my liking (and control) and I can pause the thing if I need the toilet (the dark knight was a lesson in bladder control that I will not soon forget).
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Post by: Skeptress on September 01, 2011, 07:46:33 PM
Cosi 7/10 A sweet little Australian piece.
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Post by: Karyn on September 01, 2011, 08:48:01 PM
The Ledge.  5/10??


I don't think I liked this film.  All the main people were stereotypes with odd bits glommed on all wrong.  And the dialogue was bad.  I was drunk and with a bunch of people when I saw it, so I think I liked it less when I woke up with a hangover.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on September 01, 2011, 08:55:53 PM
The Ledge.  5/10??


I don't think I liked this film.  All the main people were stereotypes with odd bits glommed on all wrong.  And the dialogue was bad.  I was drunk and with a bunch of people when I saw it, so I think I liked it less when I woke up with a hangover.

I've not heard anything good from either camp on it (believers and non).
A shitty film is a shitty film, regardless of intent.
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Post by: Karyn on September 01, 2011, 08:58:31 PM
The Ledge.  5/10??


I don't think I liked this film.  All the main people were stereotypes with odd bits glommed on all wrong.  And the dialogue was bad.  I was drunk and with a bunch of people when I saw it, so I think I liked it less when I woke up with a hangover.

I've not heard anything good from either camp on it (believers and non).
A shitty film is a shitty film, regardless of intent.

I should also mention it had one big gaping plot hole that they addressed very poorly for about 2 seconds.
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on September 01, 2011, 10:22:28 PM
Stakeland (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLiZSQ3kUnM#).

6/10.

Imagine zombieland, but with vampires and it's supposed to be serious. Ending was kind of lame, but it was fun to watch with friends.
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Post by: moj on September 03, 2011, 07:19:06 AM
5/10 superman returns

Visually this movie is stunning. Style wise, think they nailed Metropolis. It's a very beautifully film to watch, there are even a few clever parts in it.  Spaces' opening scene as lex when he takes all the old ladies money and shows his disdain to the family was funny.  But man, the story just fails to keep my attention. Totally needed a better script.  I hope the reboot does better and don't even mind them trying.
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Post by: Andrew Clunn on September 03, 2011, 08:36:04 AM
Our Idiot Brother

7 / 10

A feel good family flick (as in it's about a family, not that you should take your little ones to see it, with some decent comedy).  I think I enjoyed it much more than I normally would have because I went in knowing absolutely nothing about it.
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Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on September 03, 2011, 10:10:29 AM
Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948).

Not a bad film all-in-all.
For 1948 it was fairly well made.

6/10 because the plot was weak.
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Post by: Johnny Slick on September 03, 2011, 12:56:56 PM
Senna

7/10

Documentary about the Formula One racer who died in a crash in 1994. I'm not a fan of F1 at all but this was still an interesting doc, playing up the strong rivalry between Senna and Alain Prost, who won the title one year basically by crashing into Senna in the second-to-the-last race (Senna returned the favor to him the next season, winning the points title by knocking Prost out of a race) and his untimely death. Well made, I have to say. Not in the same class as Capturing the Friedmans or Herzog's documentaries but pretty good still.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on September 04, 2011, 07:12:07 PM
x-Men First class 7/10
It was so unengaging and boring.
Just a series of themed vignettes to introduce characters.
The film looked like it was made using 1998 CG techniques.

POTC4 7.5/10
Totally not a film that needed to be made.
But it kept me entertained. Pretty sure a belly full of wine helped.
Same elaborate capture and escape formula as had been given to us in the other movies in the franchise.
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Post by: Calinthalus on September 04, 2011, 08:28:22 PM
Red State 9/10

Seriously, I know Kevin gets a lot of shit.  But if I didn't know this was a Kevin Smith movie, I'd be shocked to see his name when the credits rolled.  This is dark, disturbing movie with several shocks and twists.  The actors all brought their A game.  Micheal Parks, amazing, Melissa Leo was fantastic.

I watched it on VoD for ten bucks.  My whole family sat to watch it with a couple of family friends.  It is well worth the ten bucks.
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Post by: MikeHz on September 05, 2011, 12:10:31 AM
The Help. Good. Probably win best picture this year. The Acadamy loves this sort of flick.
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Post by: stonesean on September 05, 2011, 01:47:25 AM
Red State 9/10

Seriously, I know Kevin gets a lot of shit.  But if I didn't know this was a Kevin Smith movie, I'd be shocked to see his name when the credits rolled.  This is dark, disturbing movie with several shocks and twists.  The actors all brought their A game.  Micheal Parks, amazing, Melissa Leo was fantastic.

I watched it on VoD for ten bucks.  My whole family sat to watch it with a couple of family friends.  It is well worth the ten bucks.

I remember reading one review that basically said: "Why the hell hasn't Kevin Smith been a horror director all along? He's great at it."
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Post by: moj on September 05, 2011, 09:05:47 AM
yeah to bad Red State is supposed last movie. He's know just working on building up his smodcast network. Still haven't seen it, but will check it out soon.

Sucker punch. 9/10
 I agree with someone else who reviewed this a few pages back. I thought it was going to suck and be way to over the top, but enjoyed it. They did a good job of using the music the show when it was going to fantasy. Yes it was over the top but in the context of the movie, it makes sense. I could totally watch it again.
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Post by: MisterMarc on September 06, 2011, 12:33:01 AM
yeah to bad Red State is supposed last movie. He's know just working on building up his smodcast network. Still haven't seen it, but will check it out soon.

No, his last movie is going to be a hockey flick that he's currently calling "Hit Somebody."
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Post by: Blackmere on September 06, 2011, 01:49:37 AM
yeah to bad Red State is supposed last movie. He's know just working on building up his smodcast network. Still haven't seen it, but will check it out soon.

No, his last movie is going to be a hockey flick that he's currently calling "Hit Somebody."

Which he is going to make into two movies now it seems.
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Post by: stonesean on September 06, 2011, 03:45:46 AM
yeah to bad Red State is supposed last movie. He's know just working on building up his smodcast network. Still haven't seen it, but will check it out soon.

Sucker punch. 9/10
 I agree with someone else who reviewed this a few pages back. I thought it was going to suck and be way to over the top, but enjoyed it. They did a good job of using the music the show when it was going to fantasy. Yes it was over the top but in the context of the movie, it makes sense. I could totally watch it again.

I couldn't disagree more on Sucker Punch.  A movie that desparately wanted to be "R" rated, but the filmmaker pussed out and made the cash grab at PG-13.  It could have been a great send of of stuff like the "Ilsa" movies, but Snyder couldn't make up his mind.

Either make it a fanboy fantasy, or don't.  Quit trying with the fake "empowerment" message.  You're empowered, as long as you're super hot, and your skirt keeps blowing up.

It certainly looks unique and interesting, but was so devoid of fun that I found it painful to watch.

A reviewer in the local Detroit free weekly summed it up perfectly:

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Using his signature quick zooms, slow-motion freezes and computerized tableaus, Snyder treats us to a cascade of dazzling digital eye-candy. Too bad each masturbatory episode of hyper-stylized violence and apocalyptic mayhem is inconsequential, lacking even the simplest internal drama or stakes. It's like watching a first-person shooter stuck in God Mode.

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Post by: GodSlayer on September 06, 2011, 04:43:40 AM
A reviewer in the local Detroit free weekly summed it up perfectly:

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It's like watching a first-person shooter stuck in God Mode.

the trailer did look a bit like one of those 'I'm holding a sword that's bigger than I am' anime video games that are so popular.
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Post by: Dionysus on September 06, 2011, 05:21:29 AM
I couldn't disagree more on Sucker Punch.  A movie that desparately wanted to be "R" rated, but the filmmaker pussed out and made the cash grab at PG-13.

Sadly, he's not alone in this. Most Hollywood directors, when faced with the choice of keeping an "R" rating or editing the content for a "PG-13" rating, will usually go for the "PG-13" rating. Editing content for ratings is just a fact of the film industry and has been going on since the ratings systems were introduced, so complaining about it is kind of pointless. 

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It could have been a great send of of stuff like the "Ilsa" movies, but Snyder couldn't make up his mind.

Either make it a fanboy fantasy, or don't.  Quit trying with the fake "empowerment" message.  You're empowered, as long as you're super hot, and your skirt keeps blowing up.

This makes no sense. Ilsa is exactly along the lines of the "fake empowerment" you're complaining about. So, on the one hand you want Snyder to quit trying it, but on the other hand you want him to go even further and over-the-top in the tradition of Ilsa. Color me confused.

Also, the whole "fake empowerment" criticism of Sucker Punch ironically comes mostly from male critics (perhaps exclusively as I haven't read any female critics who criticize it in that way). It smacks of white knighting based on huge assumptions of what Snyder's intentions were. I happen to think he was just employing the traditionally male-dominated "revenge hero" role by replacing the expected strong male characters with strong female characters. That really has nothing to do with "empowerment," so that's kind of a straw man critique. As for the women being hot, list as many big-budget action movies as you can that star an ugly man or woman. I bet you that list will be short. Criticizing a movie for casting hot women in the lead roles is like criticizing a movie for using CGI. They all do it.

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It certainly looks unique and interesting, but was so devoid of fun that I found it painful to watch.

Fair enough. I found the fantasy sequences pretty entertaining. Watching a "first-person shooter stuck in God Mode" can be pretty hilarious and entertaining for a reasonable amount of time. The fantasy sequences probably totaled 30 minutes or so of the movie, which is short enough to still be entertaining without losing any of its novelty. And I don't care what anyone says, that last sequence with the robots blew my mind.
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Post by: moj on September 06, 2011, 06:32:00 AM
yeah to bad Red State is supposed last movie. He's know just working on building up his smodcast network. Still haven't seen it, but will check it out soon.

No, his last movie is going to be a hockey flick that he's currently calling "Hit Somebody."

Which he is going to make into two movies now it seems.

really? Cool. I kind of stopped listening to as many of his different podcast but last I heard red state was it for him. Glad to hear it's not, and was hoping he would keep trying different things.
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Post by: moj on September 06, 2011, 06:54:23 AM
I  agree with Dionysus about sucker punch but can see the criticism about it wanting to be R, but in this movie market am surprised it got made at all. It’s a different story type and in a down market Hollywood rarely takes a chance.  But I don’t want to speculate too much on what the movie could have been, just on what it is.  The god-mode thing, meh, that same can be said for most action films.  Realism and physic’s as we know it is not what fantasy/adventure are based on.   Maybe I was expecting to little but enjoyed it.  I disagree that it wasn’t a fun movie, it may have been humorless, but that’s not the same as  not fun, if you think fantasy can be fun.  It’s hard for me to take the god mode critic seriously. The movie was showing a fantasy realm as a coping mechanism for abuse, it’s really not meant to be realistic. Hence the dragons, airships and unrealistically bad ass fighting skill’s of a few young ladies. 
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Post by: stonesean on September 06, 2011, 07:12:49 AM
Point taken re: Sucker Punch effects, but in the post WETA Digital world, is there anything all that special about special effects anymore?  Computers can now literally create anything we want to see for very little relative effort.  The one thing they can't create is relatable characters, actual drama, and backstory.  The scope and effects in say "Harry Potter" are meaningless if we don't give a shit about Harry.....

It does do my heart good to see that the #1 movie in America for the 4th week in a row is "The Help".  Perhaps there's still a case to be made for movies made for target audiences who have fully completed puberty.  I also say this as a guy who went and saw Captain America during it's opening weekend, and had a good time.

Looking for some feedback regarding "Fright Night".  Can anyone tell me if there was any good reason to make this movie 3D, and/or releasing it in the summer, instead of say, October 14th?  Does it have even a shred of a sense of humor?  I felt quite betrayed by the "Conan" remake, which looked fantastic, had lots of exciting action, and lacked almost all the personality and humor of the original, and I have a feeling "Fright Night" will be another remake created by folks with no idea why people liked the original.
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Post by: Caffiene on September 06, 2011, 07:31:07 AM
I wont comment much about Sucker Punch, because I have a suspicion that the version I saw here in Australia was a more mature edit than the PG US version. (I cant remember for sure what the rating was, but some of the stuff listed IMDB as being extended scenes I definitely saw).

But I definitely agree with MoJ... I found it fun, but to me the version I saw had a very strong emotional undercurrent. I could enjoy the action, but it was constantly in my mind that this was an escape from abuse and if this is how fantastic the fantasy needs to be, what must the abuse be like? I didnt see much of a message about empowerment or any lack of drama and stakes.
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Post by: jaypee on September 06, 2011, 10:15:37 AM
Wow, so strangely enough Sucker Punch was the last movie I saw and I was coming here to post my review of it.

I'd give it a 6/10. I thought about going lower because I thought it was a huge missed opportunity, but I'm giving it some points back because the visuals were so cool and the theme is exactly what I'm into. I love that sort of Steampunk mixture of Victorian design with 21st century technology (i.e. the walking tank in the WWI sequence).

But yeah.. it could have been so much better.
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Post by: lukebourassa on September 06, 2011, 12:05:48 PM
The Conspirator

6/10

I thought this movie was going to be better than it was.. not to say it was bad, but it felt like a very standard legal drama: lawyer doesn't initially want the case, lawyer starts to feel compelled by his own convictions, lawyer suffers external pressures from friends and society to stop arguing the case.

What made it cool for me was 1) it was about the shooting of Lincoln and 2) the period costumes of 1965-66.

One thing that I found interesting (and I'm no sure if it was done purposefully or not) was the direct link you can draw between the legal treatment of the Lincoln conspirators and the treatment of present-day alleged terrorists. It's almost like this movie is a proxy debate for the legal rights of suspected terrorists. The major only difference is that these conspirators were U.S. citizens.

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Post by: jaypee on September 06, 2011, 12:19:42 PM
The Conspirator

6/10

I thought this movie was going to be better than it was.. not to say it was bad, but it felt like a very standard legal drama: lawyer doesn't initially want the case, lawyer starts to feel compelled by his own convictions, lawyer suffers external pressures from friends and society to stop arguing the case.

What made it cool for me was 1) it was about the shooting of Lincoln and 2) the period costumes of 1965-66.


LOL


One thing that I found interesting (and I'm no sure if it was done purposefully or not) was the direct link you can draw between the legal treatment of the Lincoln conspirators and the treatment of present-day alleged terrorists. It's almost like this movie is a proxy debate for the legal rights of suspected terrorists. The major only difference is that these conspirators were U.S. citizens.


Yeah, I think this whole movie was a very un-subtle dig at Gitmo.
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Post by: lukebourassa on September 06, 2011, 12:43:49 PM
The Conspirator

6/10

I thought this movie was going to be better than it was.. not to say it was bad, but it felt like a very standard legal drama: lawyer doesn't initially want the case, lawyer starts to feel compelled by his own convictions, lawyer suffers external pressures from friends and society to stop arguing the case.

What made it cool for me was 1) it was about the shooting of Lincoln and 2) the period costumes of 1965-66.


LOL


One thing that I found interesting (and I'm no sure if it was done purposefully or not) was the direct link you can draw between the legal treatment of the Lincoln conspirators and the treatment of present-day alleged terrorists. It's almost like this movie is a proxy debate for the legal rights of suspected terrorists. The major only difference is that these conspirators were U.S. citizens.


Yeah, I think this whole movie was a very un-subtle dig at Gitmo.


HA! That would have been a crazy movie!  Obviously I meant 1865!
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on September 06, 2011, 06:46:26 PM
Wow, so strangely enough Sucker Punch was the last movie I saw and I was coming here to post my review of it.

I'd give it a 6/10. I thought about going lower because I thought it was a huge missed opportunity, but I'm giving it some points back because the visuals were so cool and the theme is exactly what I'm into. I love that sort of Steampunk mixture of Victorian design with 21st century technology (i.e. the walking tank in the WWI sequence).

But yeah.. it could have been so much better.

There was a lot that I liked, and some stuff that I didn't.
I felt that the fantasy world was a cop out and actually wanted the fantasy world to be reality.
It didn't carry enough of the narrative for my tastes. But am also super thankful that I didn't have to sit through goddamn dance battles.
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Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on September 06, 2011, 07:23:52 PM
The Conspirator

6/10

I thought this movie was going to be better than it was.. not to say it was bad, but it felt like a very standard legal drama: lawyer doesn't initially want the case, lawyer starts to feel compelled by his own convictions, lawyer suffers external pressures from friends and society to stop arguing the case.

What made it cool for me was 1) it was about the shooting of Lincoln and 2) the period costumes of 1965-66.


LOL

When I read this I thought, "That must be the most fucked-up unrealistic movie ever."
 :laugh:
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Post by: superdave on September 06, 2011, 11:33:01 PM
Phineas and Ferb Across the 2nd Dimension:  In Glorious 2d!

Tough movie to rate.  Had I paid to see it, I might have been slightly underwhelmed, but for a special that debuted on basic cable, it was very good.  I guess I'll with 8/10.   One thing the movie and the show do really well is know how to balance mad cap sillyness with sincerity.  Even though totally insane things happen on screen, everything the characters say is believable and in character. 

Anyway, the action scenes were surprisingly badass and the jokes mostly landed.  There is a redicilous cameo in the end credit sequence. 
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Post by: Peace Bunny on September 07, 2011, 06:58:06 AM
Wes Craven's "My Soul To Take" - Worst film I have ever seen in my life. No joke. I was so pissed off.
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Post by: Dionysus on September 07, 2011, 07:24:17 AM
Wes Craven's "My Soul To Take" - Worst film I have ever seen in my life. No joke. I was so pissed off.

Yeah, Wes Craven is definitely running out of steam. Aside from Red Eye, his latest movies have been utter failures.
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Post by: David E. on September 07, 2011, 08:08:46 AM
Wes Craven's "My Soul To Take" - Worst film I have ever seen in my life. No joke. I was so pissed off.

Yeah, Wes Craven is definitely running out of steam. Aside from Red Eye, his latest movies have been utter failures.

Craven has a long film cycle.  He makes a great movie every 10 years or so.
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Post by: lukebourassa on September 07, 2011, 10:20:48 AM
Wes Craven's "My Soul To Take" - Worst film I have ever seen in my life. No joke. I was so pissed off.

Worse than "The Flintstones" ??
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Post by: James on September 07, 2011, 10:21:19 AM
Saw Apollo 18 last night,it was interesting to say the least. Made like a documentary with poor footage and choppy scenes, it was hard to follow. Although they did a good job making it creepy. Sound effects and things jumping out kept the watcher on the edge of their seats, but these scenes were few and far between. Over all the movie was slow moving and in the end the "aliens" weren't anything creative or imaginative. 4/10.
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Post by: Johnny Slick on September 07, 2011, 11:12:39 AM
Wes Craven's "My Soul To Take" - Worst film I have ever seen in my life. No joke. I was so pissed off.

Worse than "The Flintstones" ??
The first "Flintstones" wasn't *that* bad, comparatively speaking, for a kid's movie. The sequel they did? Yeah, that's definitely on the worst of all time list.
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Post by: goodthink on September 07, 2011, 01:01:22 PM
Limitless 4/10


Seemed ok, and interesting if not entirely thought out. But they really screwed up the ending. Film should have gone somewhere dark, but they kept it light and uninteresting.
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Post by: Anders on September 07, 2011, 01:09:23 PM
Conan the Barbarian: 6/10. This is not a good movie, but it is massively entertaining and I think that's good enough.
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Post by: Blackmere on September 07, 2011, 01:11:14 PM
Conan the Barbarian: 6/10. This is not a good movie, but it is massively entertaining and I think that's good enough.

So, pretty much like the original? Or "not good" in a different way?
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Post by: lukebourassa on September 07, 2011, 01:11:53 PM


Film should have gone somewhere dark, but they kept it light and uninteresting.

Totally agree.
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Post by: lukebourassa on September 07, 2011, 01:13:08 PM
Conan the Barbarian: 6/10. This is not a good movie, but it is massively entertaining and I think that's good enough.

So, pretty much like the original? Or "not good" in a different way?

The Comedy Film Nerds podcast did a thorough ripping of this movie. Apparently the man who created Conan had a specific vision and they felt this remake didn't even bother to consult the source material.
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Post by: amysrevenge on September 07, 2011, 01:24:38 PM
Conan the Barbarian: 6/10. This is not a good movie, but it is massively entertaining and I think that's good enough.

So, pretty much like the original? Or "not good" in a different way?

The Comedy Film Nerds podcast did a thorough ripping of this movie. Apparently the man who created Conan had a specific vision and they felt this remake didn't even bother to consult the source material.

The gang went (I missed it).  The review went like this:

"Here's my review, as a long-time fan of Conan comics.  Tits?  Check.  Swords? Check.  Mission accomplished."
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Post by: MisterMarc on September 07, 2011, 03:00:29 PM
Conan the Barbarian: 6/10. This is not a good movie, but it is massively entertaining and I think that's good enough.

So, pretty much like the original? Or "not good" in a different way?

I think the original is actually pretty good. (That is, I think "Barbarian" was pretty good, btw. NOT "Destroyer.")
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Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on September 07, 2011, 08:07:44 PM
Wes Craven's "My Soul To Take" - Worst film I have ever seen in my life. No joke. I was so pissed off.

Yeah, Wes Craven is definitely running out of steam. Aside from Red Eye, his latest movies have been utter failures.

This ^
IMO even Red Eye was so-so.

Phineas and Ferb Across the 2nd Dimension:  In Glorious 2d!

Tough movie to rate.  Had I paid to see it, I might have been slightly underwhelmed, but for a special that debuted on basic cable, it was very good.  I guess I'll with 8/10.   One thing the movie and the show do really well is know how to balance mad cap sillyness with sincerity.  Even though totally insane things happen on screen, everything the characters say is believable and in character. 

Anyway, the action scenes were surprisingly badass and the jokes mostly landed.  There is a redicilous cameo in the end credit sequence. 

I recently saw this too because I am a huge P&F fan.
The jokes are subtle and well-timed.

From the series, not the movie
Phineas: (to Ferb, as the roller coaster flies off track and comes crashing to the Earth): Eh, we should have charged more.

Dr D is always saying to Perry, "How totally conspicuous of you, and by that I mean totally spicuous" and variations.  But my fave is when he said, "Perry the Playpus! How unexpected! And by unexpected, I mean...unexpected. What are you doing here? This is my week off!"

 :laugh:
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Post by: Skeptress on September 07, 2011, 08:53:56 PM
Priscilla Queen of the Desert 6/10  I'm sure if I had seen it when it first came out I would have been awed and humbled.  Now, meh I've seen way better drag queens in person.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on September 07, 2011, 08:59:28 PM
Priscilla Queen of the Desert 6/10  I'm sure if I had seen it when it first came out I would have been awed and humbled.  Now, meh I've seen way better drag queens in person.

And the Australian film industry is still banking on its success.
Priscilla and Muriel's wedding.

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Post by: MikeHz on September 07, 2011, 09:06:56 PM
"Extraordinary Measures." Just an ordinary movie. Essentially, a poor remake of "Lorenzo's Oil."
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Post by: amysrevenge on September 07, 2011, 09:49:51 PM
Tron (from the 80s)

8/10, but about 3 of those points are pure nostalgia points. The story is simple. And the effects are distracting. I do still really enjoy watching it though.
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Post by: Skeptress on September 07, 2011, 11:39:02 PM
Priscilla Queen of the Desert 6/10  I'm sure if I had seen it when it first came out I would have been awed and humbled.  Now, meh I've seen way better drag queens in person.

And the Australian film industry is still banking on its success.
Priscilla and Muriel's wedding.

And they both have a lot of Abba music.  Coincidence?  I think not.  :cthulhu:
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Post by: lukebourassa on September 08, 2011, 12:49:29 AM
"Extraordinary Measures." Just an ordinary movie. Essentially, a poor remake of "Lorenzo's Oil."

Having worked for a pharma company and dealt with with government approval process, this movie made it looked laughably streamlined. That said, it was in the top 5 most respectable movies Brandan Fraser has ever been in.

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Post by: MikeHz on September 08, 2011, 10:13:23 AM
I watched "The Ward" last night, not because I'm a John Carpenter fan but because it was filmed where I work. Which is probably the only reason for watching this straight to DVD 2010 horror movie, although it turned out that it wasn't nearly so bad as Rotten Tomatoes promised.

A couple weeks ago, while getting a tour of the campus, I was taken into the basement of the hospital's old admin building. One large room held a creepy looking morgue. "Oh, that's just a set from the film," Joe, my tour guide, told me. "When they were finished, they just left everything here."
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Post by: Blackmere on September 09, 2011, 01:31:36 AM
Conan the Barbarian: 6/10. This is not a good movie, but it is massively entertaining and I think that's good enough.

So, pretty much like the original? Or "not good" in a different way?

I think the original is actually pretty good. (That is, I think "Barbarian" was pretty good, btw. NOT "Destroyer.")

I remember liking the original quite a bit. I don't think I would have used the word "good" to describe it. It has been many years though.
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Post by: David E. on September 09, 2011, 09:01:19 AM
Conan the Barbarian: 6/10. This is not a good movie, but it is massively entertaining and I think that's good enough.

So, pretty much like the original? Or "not good" in a different way?

I think the original is actually pretty good. (That is, I think "Barbarian" was pretty good, btw. NOT "Destroyer.")

I remember liking the original quite a bit. I don't think I would have used the word "good" to describe it. It has been many years though.

Entertaining with good moments and great music.
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Post by: MisterMarc on September 09, 2011, 04:41:12 PM
Conan the Barbarian: 6/10. This is not a good movie, but it is massively entertaining and I think that's good enough.

So, pretty much like the original? Or "not good" in a different way?

I think the original is actually pretty good. (That is, I think "Barbarian" was pretty good, btw. NOT "Destroyer.")

I remember liking the original quite a bit. I don't think I would have used the word "good" to describe it. It has been many years though.

Entertaining with good moments and great music.

What can I say, I'm a Sandahl Bergman fan. I thought it took the subject matter seriously and kept it R-rated (essential for fantasy films, imho), did a good job with sets and such, had pretty good acting (Arnie was competent), and a GREAT score, as mentioned.  I'd give the original CtB 4 out of 5 stars.

Destroyer, on the other hand...drops to 2 out of 5. It's cheesy.
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Post by: lukebourassa on September 10, 2011, 02:28:10 AM
The Debt

7/10

Very well made. Suspenseful, complex, and full of great action AND acting. This movie suffered from one glaring flaw:

The casting director expects you to believe that this man:
(http://undersquid.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/marton_csokas.jpg)

Grows older to be this man:
(http://www.filmofilia.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Tom-Wilkinson.jpg)


And this man:
(http://www-deadline-com.vimg.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/sam_worthington.jpg)

Grows older to become this man:
(http://images.wikia.com/harrypotter/images/c/c3/Ciar%C3%A1n_Hinds.jpg)



I thought this casting was clearly backwards... in fact I spent the entire movie thinking that their older roles were reversed! But alas, after some checking on IMDB, I was set straight (and disappointed).

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Post by: Caffiene on September 10, 2011, 02:35:14 AM
I thought this casting was clearly backwards... in fact I spent the entire movie thinking that their older roles were reversed! But alas, after some checking on IMDB, I was set straight (and disappointed).

Dang... just based on the photos, I agree. Theyd match much better in reverse.

The only problem would be that the first young guy seems to be the older of the two to me, as does the first old guy. So they would look like they had aged different amounts.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on September 10, 2011, 04:28:50 AM
Hall Pass 4/10
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Post by: Johnny Slick on September 10, 2011, 04:08:20 PM
I had the exact same problem with The Debt.
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Post by: jaypee on September 11, 2011, 11:30:40 AM
I had the exact same problem with The Debt.

I listened to an interview with the director on NPR and apparently they agonized over this decision. Not having seen the movie I still like the idea better than trying to use make-up and effects to have the same actor play the same role at three very different ages.
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Post by: lukebourassa on September 11, 2011, 11:39:04 AM
I thought this casting was clearly backwards... in fact I spent the entire movie thinking that their older roles were reversed! But alas, after some checking on IMDB, I was set straight (and disappointed).

Dang... just based on the photos, I agree. Theyd match much better in reverse.

The only problem would be that the first young guy seems to be the older of the two to me, as does the first old guy. So they would look like they had aged different amounts.

Keep in mind these images are not from "The Debt," they're just pulled from a Google image search, so the aging might not be properly portrayed. I just wanted to show, facially, how these guys looked.
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Post by: moj on September 11, 2011, 07:22:30 PM
Rango, 9/10
  So many kick ass adult jokes put into a kids movie, great animation! I really enjoyed it.

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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on September 11, 2011, 07:31:24 PM
Rango, 9/10
  So many kick ass adult jokes put into a kids movie, great animation! I really enjoyed it.

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I'm about 2/3 through it, enjoying so far.
My partner does not like animation, so I have been watching it in chunks.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on September 11, 2011, 07:39:31 PM
Red Riding Hood 6/10
It was ok. Suffered the usual lameness that medieval shows all have.
The lead was good, but everyone else was sub par, even Gary Oldman.

Resident Evil Afterlife (or RE3D) 5.5/10
Going into it, we knew that it wasn't going to be anything more than a bunch of action pieces, and was enjoyable for what it was.
The only thing that really let it down, was that it ended at what seemed to be the middle of the second act.
I'm guessing that there'll be yet another sequel, hopefully they'll complete the story arc.

As to be expected, there was a lot of cheesy acting, including a blatant Rip on the Hugo Waving Agent from the Matrix.

I wouldn't recommend that anyone watch either of these films. Worth sitting through if you're sick in bed maybe?
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Post by: MikeHz on September 11, 2011, 07:49:54 PM
Contagion. Better than I expected. Better than the usual epidemic movie, and fairly realistic.
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Post by: Blackmere on September 11, 2011, 09:10:59 PM
Trainspotting - 7/10

I'd never gotten around to it and I'm trying out Netflix and Hulu Plus streaming on our PS3 this month. We were hoping for something lighter so that may have affected how I rate it but overall it was pretty good.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on September 11, 2011, 09:17:31 PM
Trainspotting - 7/10

I'd never gotten around to it and I'm trying out Netflix and Hulu Plus streaming on our PS3 this month. We were hoping for something lighter so that may have affected how I rate it but overall it was pretty good.

Pretty grim film eh?
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on September 12, 2011, 01:04:05 PM
Machete - 5/10.

Some fun scenes, but way too invested in its ideology.

Rango, 9/10
  So many kick ass adult jokes put into a kids movie, great animation! I really enjoyed it.

Alright, I've heard too many good things about this movie. I'll bump it up the "to watch" list...
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Post by: Blackmere on September 12, 2011, 01:11:31 PM
Trainspotting - 7/10

I'd never gotten around to it and I'm trying out Netflix and Hulu Plus streaming on our PS3 this month. We were hoping for something lighter so that may have affected how I rate it but overall it was pretty good.

Pretty grim film eh?

Some grim stuff yeah.
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Post by: wastrel on September 12, 2011, 02:23:49 PM
Machete - 5/10.

Some fun scenes, but way too invested in its ideology.

Same feeling here.  It was fun enough, but ultimately disappointing.
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Post by: Blackmere on September 12, 2011, 03:10:29 PM
Ironman 2 - 8/10

Funny banter, check. Stuff blowing up, check. Pretty girls, check. Cool "robot" battles, heck yeah check. Worked for me.
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Post by: Johnny Slick on September 12, 2011, 05:06:23 PM
My Idiot Brother

7.5/10

I am a big Paul Rudd fan and at times I really, really enjoyed this movie. Let's face it, Parker Posey is always awesome in everything she does, even The House of Yes, and Steve Coogan's ballsack made an appearance as well. I like a comedy which takes its characters seriously, which is what this did. That being said, the last 20 minutes basically dropped it around a star and a half for me. I know that I would *like* Rudd's character to find some success in life and love and so on but the pessimistic side of me says not so much. I don't think that doing hokey, Hollywoodish Meet Cute events and the like tell a reasonable story about how things can turn out well for a character like that. And for a movie which was altogether not opposed to making things not end completely happy for everyone else, it sure wanted to make sure you knew the idiot brother was doing okay.

All in all, this actually reminded me quite a bit of the Donal Logue movie The Tao of Steve, which was a lot more indie but which still was about a main character living his life following a certain philosophy, one that doesn't always work when applied to, well, life.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on September 12, 2011, 06:43:41 PM
Machete - 5/10.

Some fun scenes, but way too invested in its ideology.

Same feeling here.  It was fun enough, but ultimately disappointing.

Not as good as the fake trailer made it seem(both the official fake and the lego version).
Even so, I'd give it a 7/10 compared to the bulk of rubbish I am witness to.
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Post by: David E. on September 13, 2011, 08:05:37 AM
Machete - 5/10.

Some fun scenes, but way too invested in its ideology.

Same feeling here.  It was fun enough, but ultimately disappointing.

Not as good as the fake trailer made it seem(both the official fake and the lego version).
Even so, I'd give it a 7/10 compared to the bulk of rubbish I am witness to.

It was a movie ruined by having a message and too much plot.  Some movies are best when dumb and gratuitous.
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Post by: wastrel on September 13, 2011, 10:39:20 AM
Machete - 5/10.

Some fun scenes, but way too invested in its ideology.

Same feeling here.  It was fun enough, but ultimately disappointing.

Not as good as the fake trailer made it seem(both the official fake and the lego version).
Even so, I'd give it a 7/10 compared to the bulk of rubbish I am witness to.

It was a movie ruined by having a message and too much plot.  Some movies are best when dumb and gratuitous.

Case in point: Shoot 'em Up
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Post by: lukebourassa on September 13, 2011, 06:13:56 PM
Mary and Max

8/10

This movie is incredibly heart-wrenching for something made with stop-motion. It deals with many adult themes, among them alcoholism, depression, mental illness, and obesity. And yet it manages to tell a beautiful story with equal parts wit and sadness.
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Post by: AxeGrrl on September 13, 2011, 06:21:55 PM
Mary and Max

8/10

This movie is incredibly heart-wrenching for something made with stop-motion. It deals with many adult themes, among them alcoholism, depression, mental illness, and obesity. And yet it manages to tell a beautiful story with equal parts wit and sadness.


Whenever people mention 'Up' or 'Toy Story 3' as moving animated films, I tell them about 'Mary and Max'.

Beautiful.

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Post by: wastrel on September 13, 2011, 06:25:08 PM
Mary and Max

8/10

This movie is incredibly heart-wrenching for something made with stop-motion. It deals with many adult themes, among them alcoholism, depression, mental illness, and obesity. And yet it manages to tell a beautiful story with equal parts wit and sadness.


Whenever people mention 'Up' or 'Toy Story 3' as moving animated films, I tell them about 'Mary and Max'.

Beautiful.

I'm confused by that sentiment.  So because Mary and Max exists, Up and Toy Story 3 cease to be moving animated films?  Or if they enjoyed those films, then they will enjoy Mary and Max?
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Post by: GodSlayer on September 13, 2011, 08:20:09 PM
Mary and Max

8/10

This movie is incredibly heart-wrenching for something made with stop-motion. It deals with many adult themes, among them alcoholism, depression, mental illness, and obesity. And yet it manages to tell a beautiful story with equal parts wit and sadness.


Whenever people mention 'Up' or 'Toy Story 3' as moving animated films, I tell them about 'Mary and Max'.

Beautiful.

I'm confused by that sentiment.  So because Mary and Max exists, Up and Toy Story 3 cease to be moving animated films?  Or if they enjoyed those films, then they will enjoy Mary and Max?

sounds like she's saying it's as worthy of being mentioned in such a list that she makes a point of naming it.
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on September 14, 2011, 02:00:42 AM
Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie (1995) 10/10

I watched it streaming on Netflix tonight... it was freaking awesome. William Shatner (sparsely) narrates through 90 min of incredible footage (much of it I'd never seen before), alongside a tremendously badass classical soundtrack. I can't say enough good things about this film, (it may be closer to a documentary, but it doesn't feel like it while watching) go watch it NAO.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on September 14, 2011, 02:08:05 AM
Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie (1995) 10/10

I watched it streaming on Netflix tonight... it was freaking awesome. William Shatner (sparsely) narrates through 90 min of incredible footage (much of it I'd never seen before), alongside a tremendously badass classical soundtrack. I can't say enough good things about this film, (it may be closer to a documentary, but it doesn't feel like it while watching) go watch it NAO.

Yeah it's totally kick arse. And terrifying!
One of the first DVD's I ever bought, way back when.

I found the footage of Chinese soldiers RIDING HORSES TOWARD AN ATOMIC BLAST quite frightening and perplexing.

The same director did the Rainbow Bombs (nukes in space) doco too.
Incidentally he cut his film making teeth on Starwars as a young man!
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Post by: Dionysus on September 14, 2011, 02:20:51 AM
Speaking of documentaries.

The Cove - 9/10

It's another one of those heavily biased documentaries, but that seems like a weak criticism nowadays when pretty much every new documentary is entirely one-sided (usually pushing an agenda of some kind). This one is all about Japanese whaling, specifically dolphins. I remember this being a huge story a year back, with the result being a steep drop off in the whaling industry in Japan. It may have been unrelated, but the movie itself is pretty powerful. It builds up to a final scene where the filmmakers hide a bunch of camouflaged HD cameras in a Taiji cove where the dolphins are rounded up and either sold into captivity or chopped up for meat. The final scene shows how the whalers butcher the dolphins, apparently for the first time. Putting aside the bias of the film, watching a bunch of whalers stab dolphins to death with harpoons and dragging them onto boats chop them up with knives is pretty damn disgusting. We don't even slaughter cows in such brutal ways (at least not anymore), but these dolphins are just getting hacked up.

I don't know how I'd feel about it if (1) the dolphins were killed humanely and (2) their numbers weren't being depleted to near-extinction levels. I would probably still have issues with it due to the fact that most, if not all, cetaceans are extremely intelligent animals. That has to count for something. Anyway, I definitely recommend this film, but you should also read the wiki page and apply the necessary level of skepticism for any biased documentary.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on September 14, 2011, 02:25:11 AM
Speaking of documentaries.

The Cove - 9/10

It's another one of those heavily biased documentaries, but that seems like a weak criticism nowadays when pretty much every new documentary is entirely one-sided (usually pushing an agenda of some kind). This one is all about Japanese whaling, specifically dolphins. I remember this being a huge story a year back, with the result being a steep drop off in the whaling industry in Japan. It may have been unrelated, but the movie itself is pretty powerful. It builds up to a final scene where the filmmakers hide a bunch of camouflaged HD cameras in a Taiji cove where the dolphins are rounded up and either sold into captivity or chopped up for meat. The final scene shows how the whalers butcher the dolphins, apparently for the first time. Putting aside the bias of the film, watching a bunch of whalers stab dolphins to death with harpoons and dragging them onto boats chop them up with knives is pretty damn disgusting. We don't even slaughter cows in such brutal ways (at least not anymore), but these dolphins are just getting hacked up.

I don't know how I'd feel about it if (1) the dolphins were killed humanely and (2) their numbers weren't being depleted to near-extinction levels. I would probably still have issues with it due to the fact that most, if not all, cetaceans are extremely intelligent animals. That has to count for something. Anyway, I definitely recommend this film, but you should also read the wiki page and apply the necessary level of skepticism for any biased documentary.

Don't think I could watch it.
Deep Trouble upset me enough.

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Post by: AxeGrrl on September 14, 2011, 03:07:43 AM
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Don't think I could watch it.



Ditto. I don't think I'll ever be able to bring myself to watch it.

Hell, the really beautiful documentary 'Saving Luna' (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1140873/) almost did me in emotionally and there's NO hacking or harpooning or anything like that in it!

And by the way, for those who haven't seen 'Saving Luna'.........go find it.

Thought-provoking and moving.....I still think about that Orca, years after watching it.


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Post by: Drunken Idaho on September 14, 2011, 03:08:00 AM
Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie (1995) 10/10

I watched it streaming on Netflix tonight... it was freaking awesome. William Shatner (sparsely) narrates through 90 min of incredible footage (much of it I'd never seen before), alongside a tremendously badass classical soundtrack. I can't say enough good things about this film, (it may be closer to a documentary, but it doesn't feel like it while watching) go watch it NAO.

Yeah it's totally kick arse. And terrifying!
One of the first DVD's I ever bought, way back when.

I found the footage of Chinese soldiers RIDING HORSES TOWARD AN ATOMIC BLAST quite frightening and perplexing.

The same director did the Rainbow Bombs (nukes in space) doco too.
Incidentally he cut his film making teeth on Starwars as a young man!

Yeah, MF'n horses wearing gasmasks charging into a fresh blast zone was pretty freaky. I'll have to check out Rainbow Bombs...
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Post by: Dionysus on September 14, 2011, 07:52:11 AM
My new desktop wallpaper. ;)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y236/sammy97211/suckerpunch_1920x1080.jpg)
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Post by: jaypee on September 14, 2011, 09:34:02 AM
Tangled 8/10

For a kid's movie this was pretty good.
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Post by: MisterMarc on September 14, 2011, 01:54:52 PM
Intacto 6/10

Well acted, well crafted and the concept is fascinating. The plot was somewhat...pointless, I guess. Story just didn't seem to go anywhere meaningful...though it had pretensions of being deep.
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Post by: seaotter on September 14, 2011, 07:17:49 PM
Predators

7/10

It was predator again.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on September 14, 2011, 07:22:04 PM
Predators

7/10

It was predator again.

Predator and rice is no meal. ;D
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Post by: seaotter on September 14, 2011, 07:25:46 PM
Predators

7/10

It was predator again.

Predator and rice is no meal. ;D

Everything goes with rice!
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Post by: lukebourassa on September 15, 2011, 11:32:56 AM
The Informant

6/10

I've been wanting to watch this since it came out on DVD, and I finally got around to it.  It's funny, in a sot of quirky sense, but I thought the story gets so twisty that it becomes sort of hard to follow in the 2nd part of the film. Overall, worth watching if you like comedies about awkward people, but not as good as it could have been.
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Post by: Johnny Slick on September 15, 2011, 12:01:05 PM
Really? I loved that movie. Perhaps because I really, really seem to enjoy awkward, embarrassing comedies... also, the entire thing is based on a true story.
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Post by: Halloran on September 15, 2011, 12:05:30 PM
I really, really seem to enjoy awkward, embarrassing comedies...

You must love Judd Apatow films.
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Post by: Johnny Slick on September 15, 2011, 12:09:22 PM
I really, really seem to enjoy awkward, embarrassing comedies...

You must love Judd Apatow films.
Actually, I do. I also enjoy the comedy of Ricky Gervais and wish that the US version of The Office could have maintained that particular quality (Parks and Recreation FWIW does a better job at this). There's another BBC show about awkward high school kids whose name escapes me at the moment but which is MASSIVELY awesome.
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Post by: Blackmere on September 15, 2011, 12:22:21 PM
There's another BBC show about awkward high school kids whose name escapes me at the moment but which is MASSIVELY awesome.

I think you are thinking of The Inbetweeners. It is indeed great.
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Post by: Johnny Slick on September 15, 2011, 12:25:53 PM
That's the show, thanks!
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Post by: MisterMarc on September 15, 2011, 12:28:03 PM
Embarrassment comedy bugs me for some reason. I didn't like a lot of the Ricky Gervais stuff for this reason. I did really like Saxondale, though, which is a sort of embarrassment comedy. It's toned down a bit, though. He's a bit more human than Gervais's characters.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on September 15, 2011, 06:58:50 PM
Embarrassment comedy bugs me for some reason. I didn't like a lot of the Ricky Gervais stuff for this reason. I did really like Saxondale, though, which is a sort of embarrassment comedy. It's toned down a bit, though. He's a bit more human than Gervais's characters.

I call it Cringe Comedy, but we're on the same page.

The office
Little Britain
kurb your enthusiasm

Not on my like list.

the League of Gentlemen is on my like list. It's more disturbing than cringe.
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Post by: MisterMarc on September 15, 2011, 07:03:03 PM
I call it Cringe Comedy, but we're on the same page.

I like it. Much easier to type, too!

I'd say that shows like American Idol are popular for similar reasons. People seem to like watching others make assholes out of themselves. Not my thing.
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Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on September 15, 2011, 07:37:16 PM
A Midsummer Night's Dream - 1999

9/10

Excellent cast & sets and decent special effects.
Near flawless performances by Calista Flockhart, Kevin Kilne and Stanley Tucci.

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Post by: lukebourassa on September 15, 2011, 08:37:09 PM
The Quiet Earth

6/10

Cool apocalyptic movie. Had many things I'd seen before (mostly gave me the feeling of The Omega Man, but without enemies).
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on September 15, 2011, 08:49:52 PM
The Quiet Earth

6/10

Cool apocalyptic movie. Had many things I'd seen before (mostly gave me the feeling of The Omega Man, but without enemies).

I was a decent film for its time.
So many films since then have ripped it off.

Notice the wake up scene is identical to the same scene in 28 days later?
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Post by: lukebourassa on September 15, 2011, 09:01:57 PM
The Quiet Earth

6/10

Cool apocalyptic movie. Had many things I'd seen before (mostly gave me the feeling of The Omega Man, but without enemies).

I was a decent film for its time.
So many films since then have ripped it off.

Notice the wake up scene is identical to the same scene in 28 days later?

Totally.

There were also a lot of penis shots in the first 20 minutes.
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Post by: Blackmere on September 15, 2011, 11:08:05 PM
X-Men: First Class - 6/10

We get it. They become the X-Men and the other side. Most of it was a big yawner.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on September 16, 2011, 12:07:20 AM
X-Men: First Class - 6/10

We get it. They become the X-Men and the other side. Most of it was a big yawner.
I was a little more forgiving.
http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,35215.msg9059102.html#msg9059102 (http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,35215.msg9059102.html#msg9059102)
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Post by: Dionysus on September 16, 2011, 01:05:05 AM
X-Men: First Class was totally overrated, similar to most comic book movies these days. I actually enjoyed X-Men: The Last Stand more than First Class, which is saying a lot.

X-Men: The Last Stand - 6/10

X-Men: First Class - 5/10

I was bored for most of the movie, with only a few scenes that really impressed me. Mystique was also very disappointing in this movie and the treatment of Emma Frost was embarrassing. Neither really did anything of consequence and could have easily been written out of the film, which I guess goes to show that even when you're a bad ass mutant, you still get the shaft if you're a chick.

The best/funniest part of the movie is when Darwin dies, mainly because of the irony that he is the only black character and also the only one who dies besides Shaw. The absurdity was just too much. :P
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on September 16, 2011, 01:09:08 AM
X-Men: First Class was totally overrated, similar to most comic book movies these days. I actually enjoyed X-Men: The Last Stand more than First Class, which is saying a lot.

X-Men: The Last Stand - 6/10

X-Men: First Class - 5/10

I was bored for most of the movie, with only a few scenes that really impressed me. Mystique was also very disappointing in this movie and the treatment of Emma Frost was embarrassing. Neither really did anything of consequence and could have easily been written out of the film, which I guess goes to show that even when you're a bad ass mutant, you still get the shaft if you're a chick.

The best/funniest part of the movie is when Darwin dies, mainly because of the irony that he is the only black character and also the only one who dies besides Shaw. The absurdity was just too much. :P

Actually I think I rated it so highly, because I had been drinking.
It wasn't very good at all.

The only one in the franchise that I enjoyed was Wolverine, even then it dragged in places.
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Post by: lukebourassa on September 16, 2011, 01:11:04 AM
X-Men: First Class - 6/10

We get it. They become the X-Men and the other side. Most of it was a big yawner.

Totally disagree. Unlike most comic book movies, this movie was a real drama that just happened to have characters with super powers. The Magneto story arc was compelling as hell!  I'll admit, Xavier was kind of lame.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on September 16, 2011, 01:14:15 AM
X-Men: First Class - 6/10

We get it. They become the X-Men and the other side. Most of it was a big yawner.

Totally disagree. Unlike most comic book movies, this movie was a real drama that just happened to have characters with super powers. The Magneto story arc was compelling as hell!  I'll admit, Xavier was kind of lame.

And the swift introductions?
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Post by: GodSlayer on September 16, 2011, 01:16:33 AM
I'll admit it: I expected Rogue to be hot, and was disappointed.
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Post by: lukebourassa on September 16, 2011, 01:41:34 AM
X-Men: First Class - 6/10

We get it. They become the X-Men and the other side. Most of it was a big yawner.

Totally disagree. Unlike most comic book movies, this movie was a real drama that just happened to have characters with super powers. The Magneto story arc was compelling as hell!  I'll admit, Xavier was kind of lame.

And the swift introductions?

Yes, Xavier-Mystique relationship was lame. Esp the first scene with them as kids. But whatever, that isn't the majority of the movie.
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Post by: Moloch on September 16, 2011, 02:33:36 AM
X-Men: First Class - 6/10

We get it. They become the X-Men and the other side. Most of it was a big yawner.

Totally disagree. Unlike most comic book movies, this movie was a real drama that just happened to have characters with super powers. The Magneto story arc was compelling as hell!  I'll admit, Xavier was kind of lame.

I agree.
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Post by: Blackmere on September 16, 2011, 10:20:01 AM
X-Men: First Class - 6/10

We get it. They become the X-Men and the other side. Most of it was a big yawner.

Totally disagree. Unlike most comic book movies, this movie was a real drama that just happened to have characters with super powers. The Magneto story arc was compelling as hell!  I'll admit, Xavier was kind of lame.

I agree that that story arc was good. I just don't think it was treated well. As far as I'm concerned they could have just called the movie Magneto and concentrated on that story solely. It's like the X-men movies are all about packing as many mutants as possible and the pacing suffers for it greatly. They somehow manged to make a movie that felt both rushed and slow.
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Post by: Johnny Slick on September 16, 2011, 12:33:30 PM
X-Men: First Class - 6/10

We get it. They become the X-Men and the other side. Most of it was a big yawner.

Totally disagree. Unlike most comic book movies, this movie was a real drama that just happened to have characters with super powers. The Magneto story arc was compelling as hell!  I'll admit, Xavier was kind of lame.
Yeah, I wouldn't go that far. I enjoyed First Class but in the end it was still a comic book movie with a comic book plot. It was a lot of fun, though, and I wish the Marvel Universe would stay in the past a bit more (there was a graphic novel they put out which looked at a fight between the original Human Torch and the Submariner from the POV of the man on the street, which is a direction I'd love to see them move towards... well, just the retro thing in general is, I think, pretty damn awesome).
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Post by: amysrevenge on September 16, 2011, 12:42:31 PM
I wish the Marvel Universe would stay in the past a bit more

I'd like to see 1602, personally.  The best Marvel book in the last decade.
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Post by: lukebourassa on September 17, 2011, 04:30:12 PM
Drive

7/10

I didn't know very much about this movie going into it, except it was supposed to be an "art house" action movie. I guess "art house" means "doesn't treat the audience like 10 year olds." I really enjoyed watching this. Yes, it was an "action" movie, but it wasn't nonstop explosions and violence (though the little violence there is, comes in INTENSELY graphic doses). A huge part of the story is a kind of love story, and it's executed painfully well. There are some other big name actors in this who play their roles in an understated way so their presence isn't distracting.

Furthermore, this movie had a cool retro 80s vibe: neon pink script in the credits, analogue synth music, wardrobe.

I don't want to over sell it, but it's a heck of a good action movie.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on September 17, 2011, 06:03:13 PM
I hate myself for admitting this....

Water For Elephants 6.5/10

Think "the notebook" in a circus.
It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't great.
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Post by: Johnny Slick on September 17, 2011, 06:20:45 PM
Drive

7/10

I didn't know very much about this movie going into it, except it was supposed to be an "art house" action movie. I guess "art house" means "doesn't treat the audience like 10 year olds." I really enjoyed watching this. Yes, it was an "action" movie, but it wasn't nonstop explosions and violence (though the little violence there is, comes in INTENSELY graphic doses). A huge part of the story is a kind of love story, and it's executed painfully well. There are some other big name actors in this who play their roles in an understated way so their presence isn't distracting.

Furthermore, this movie had a cool retro 80s vibe: neon pink script in the credits, analogue synth music, wardrobe.

I don't want to over sell it, but it's a heck of a good action movie.
Yeah, this was basically my feeling, although I'd give it an 8.5 or a 9. And yeah, it was a weird mix of decades, I thought. It was (ostensibly) set in the modern era, with a lookout to organized crime which seemed more in line with the 50s and 60s, a spartan approach to providing plot information which reminded me a lot of 70s movies like Bullitt or The French Connection, and the synth music and neon intro of the 80s.
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Post by: Skeptress on September 17, 2011, 10:12:16 PM
Saw Captain America today.  Actually enjoyed it and thought it was a pretty decent film.  Only thing that bugged me was that the flora in the "Alps" was all wrong.  :D  My ten year old also enjoyed it.
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Post by: Blackmere on September 17, 2011, 10:15:21 PM
The Social Network - 8/10

I really enjoyed it. I have no idea about it's accuracy and I don't care. It was a well written and well acted movie. I liked how (at least for me) I understood all the players points of view and there was no clear bad people just some bad decisions.
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Post by: kendranoelle on September 18, 2011, 12:21:27 AM
Saw Contagion last night, I'd give it a good 7.75/10. It's VERY procedural- it was kind of almost like watching a documentary because it was very, "just the facts ma'am" and dispassionate. I thought that aspect was very unique for a movie that had a topic that has been previously used to either a) gross you out or b) scare the shit out of you more viscerally (if that makes any sense). On the downside, it kind of made the acting a bit wooden (particularly Matt Damon's, unfortunately).

Overall I really liked the movie and thought it was fairly realistic (even though there were a few eye-roll worthy moments) and I actually liked how they didn't go for the cheap tropes that they did in movies like "Outbreak". I was also eternally amused by the Minnesota references (hey- we're not in movies very often okay), lol Fairview.
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Post by: Johnny Slick on September 18, 2011, 12:27:27 AM
The Social Network - 8/10

I really enjoyed it. I have no idea about it's accuracy and I don't care. It was a well written and well acted movie. I liked how (at least for me) I understood all the players points of view and there was no clear bad people just some bad decisions.
From what I gather it was a tiny bit of a hatchet job, but like you say I don't really care. It may not be true in the sense of "this is how Facebook was formed" but it definitely rang true in the sense of "people like this are out there and situations like this occur and it is part of the modern human experience".
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Post by: MikeHz on September 18, 2011, 01:16:34 AM
"The Beaver." Stupid and dull.
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Post by: Dionysus on September 18, 2011, 01:21:03 AM
"The Beaver." Stupid and dull.

Disappointing as well. I expected better from Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson.
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Post by: lukebourassa on September 18, 2011, 01:48:52 AM
"The Beaver." Stupid and dull.

Disappointing as well. I expected better from Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson.

What a bummer. I was hoping it would be worth watching cuz it looked so weird.
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Post by: Johnny Slick on September 18, 2011, 02:31:13 AM
"The Beaver." Stupid and dull.

Disappointing as well. I expected better from Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson.
Okay, Jodie Foster I can see but even when he was popular, Mel Gibson was kind of a crappy actor.
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Post by: gs on September 18, 2011, 02:38:01 AM
Drive

7/10

I didn't know very much about this movie going into it, except it was supposed to be an "art house" action movie. I guess "art house" means "doesn't treat the audience like 10 year olds." I really enjoyed watching this. Yes, it was an "action" movie, but it wasn't nonstop explosions and violence (though the little violence there is, comes in INTENSELY graphic doses). A huge part of the story is a kind of love story, and it's executed painfully well. There are some other big name actors in this who play their roles in an understated way so their presence isn't distracting.

Furthermore, this movie had a cool retro 80s vibe: neon pink script in the credits, analogue synth music, wardrobe.

I don't want to over sell it, but it's a heck of a good action movie.

oh god i added the word "Angry" after "Drive" accidently while reading your post and thought you were reviewing the movie "Drive Angry", giving it a 7/10.  I almost puked all over my keyboard
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Post by: lukebourassa on September 18, 2011, 03:24:41 AM
Speaking of Mel....

Mad Max 2

6/10

I thought better than the first, since the filming techniques were more coherent and the characters were more fantastical.
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Post by: MikeHz on September 18, 2011, 10:50:16 AM
"The Beaver." Stupid and dull.

Disappointing as well. I expected better from Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson.
Okay, Jodie Foster I can see but even when he was popular, Mel Gibson was kind of a crappy actor.

Disappointing, in that the producers spun the promos as a comedy, or at least a dramedy. But, it was neither.
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Post by: Karyn on September 18, 2011, 11:11:51 AM
There is a "cardio theatre" at my gym where they play a different movie every day all day.  The several times I've spied in there, they've been playing something I wanted to see or something that I've seen that was decent enough.  The first time I decided to actually use this room, they were playing The Day After Tomorrow.  By the time I figured out that's what I was watching, I was well into my jog and didn't want to leave.  Jesus Christ that movie is bad.  The science is crap, the dialogue is worse, and the interpersonal interactions are insanely contrived.  1/10
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Post by: seaotter on September 18, 2011, 12:02:34 PM
6/10? Just for cultural literacy you have to watch mad max 2. The lord humungus demands it! If you don't see it how can ibbe expected to communicate with you?
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Post by: Ah.hell on September 18, 2011, 01:16:06 PM
"The Beaver." Stupid and dull.

Disappointing as well. I expected better from Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson.
Okay, Jodie Foster I can see but even when he was popular, Mel Gibson was kind of a crappy actor.
In retrospect it makes sense but he was always good in playing the crazy vengeance driven action guy.  Madmax, Riggs etc. 

Just saw, Rise of the Planet of the Apes.  The science is terrible and there are several unintentionally LOL moments,
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Post by: MisterMarc on September 18, 2011, 05:46:22 PM
Speaking of Mel....

Mad Max 2

6/10

I thought better than the first, since the filming techniques were more coherent and the characters were more fantastical.
Wasn't that just called The Road Warrior? Come on...6?!?!? That's classic post-apocalypse garbage! It's got a little kid with a razor-sharp boomerang and a metal glove! 6?!?!?  :D

Remember that kid? (http://www.tmz.com/2010/09/23/the-feral-kid-in-the-road-warrior-memba-him/#.TnZlfU_1iBg)
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Post by: toxibunny on September 18, 2011, 05:55:08 PM
Angels and demons. Utter garbage from beginning to end.
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Post by: toxibunny on September 18, 2011, 05:57:34 PM
before that though, I watched 'vertigo' for the first time, without knowing anything about it. Mindblowing. 12/10.
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Post by: David E. on September 18, 2011, 05:57:47 PM
Apocalypto  8/10

"Say what you want about Mel Gibson, but the Son of Bitch knows story structure."
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on September 18, 2011, 10:30:28 PM
Source Code 8/10
Sure we've seen it's concept before, but it was a decent film.
I think probably the perfect length of time as well.

Script was pretty decent, and the ending worked.
The only thing that I didn't like was the name of the film.
It seemed a little off target, for what they were doing.

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Post by: amysrevenge on September 19, 2011, 10:50:08 AM
Sherlock Holmes (the new one with RD Jr.) - 6/10

Fun, entertaining, nothing shockingly good or bad about it.  On my scale 6/10 is the minimum rating I'd give a movie that I'd prefer to have watched over not to have watched, if you follow me (5/10 means I'd have rather not watched it).
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Post by: Halloran on September 19, 2011, 10:50:32 AM
The Expendibles
6/10

As an action movie with guns and explosions and witty lines whilst underfire with big dudes kicking butt, it gets a 10/10. But the dialog and the plot were both predictable and mundane.  Of course, one does go into this thing looking for award winning plot or anything, but it's pretty much one of the best modern action movies due in part to the cast.
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Post by: jaypee on September 19, 2011, 10:53:46 AM
The Expendibles
6/10

As an action movie with guns and explosions and witty lines whilst underfire with big dudes kicking butt, it gets a 10/10. But the dialog and the plot were both predictable and mundane.  Of course, one does go into this thing looking for award winning plot or anything, but it's pretty much one of the best modern action movies due in part to the cast.

Apparently they're making Expendables 2 with Chuck Norris and Jean Claude Van Damme.. and possibly Nick Cage.

To quote Jerry Seinfeld: "Must miss!"
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Post by: Halloran on September 19, 2011, 11:15:08 AM
The Expendibles
6/10

As an action movie with guns and explosions and witty lines whilst underfire with big dudes kicking butt, it gets a 10/10. But the dialog and the plot were both predictable and mundane.  Of course, one does go into this thing looking for award winning plot or anything, but it's pretty much one of the best modern action movies due in part to the cast.

Apparently they're making Expendables 2 with Chuck Norris and Jean Claude Van Damme.. and possibly Nick Cage.

To quote Jerry Seinfeld: "Must miss!"

Well, like this one, I'll see it when it comes on Netflix and watch it while doing chores around the house. 
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Post by: David E. on September 19, 2011, 11:32:25 AM
The Expendibles
6/10

As an action movie with guns and explosions and witty lines whilst underfire with big dudes kicking butt, it gets a 10/10. But the dialog and the plot were both predictable and mundane.  Of course, one does go into this thing looking for award winning plot or anything, but it's pretty much one of the best modern action movies due in part to the cast.

Have to disagree, The Expendibles was a terrible Action Flick. I found the action to be very Michael Bay: badly edited, hard to follow and very uninvolving. Both the A-Team and The Losers were better Action Flicks.
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Post by: Blackmere on September 19, 2011, 12:22:18 PM
Chicago - 5/10

I think it was me. I just didn't feel it. I'm not a big Renee Zellweger fan in the first place but I just didn't care for any of the characters and the music was boring.
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Post by: T.A.P.O.R. on September 19, 2011, 07:00:20 PM
The Expendibles
6/10

As an action movie with guns and explosions and witty lines whilst underfire with big dudes kicking butt, it gets a 10/10. But the dialog and the plot were both predictable and mundane.  Of course, one does go into this thing looking for award winning plot or anything, but it's pretty much one of the best modern action movies due in part to the cast.

Have to disagree, The Expendibles was a terrible Action Flick. I found the action to be very Michael Bay: badly edited, hard to follow and very uninvolving. Both the A-Team and The Losers were better Action Flicks.

All three bored me.
The expendables was ok for the first 40 minutes, then I stopped paying attention.
A-Team was just a pile of shit from beginning to end.
The losers was ok in the beginning, but failed by the end.

Is it so hard to make a cogent plot?
Does anyone give two hoots about CGI and Splosions any more?
This isn't 1992.
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Post by: SQ the ΣΛ/IGMд on September 19, 2011, 07:21:33 PM
Angels and demons. Utter garbage from beginning to end.

Agreed - lame

before that though, I watched 'vertigo' for the first time, without knowing anything about it. Mindblowing. 12/10.

You mean the Hitchcock classic?  Excellent film.

Apocalypto  8/10

"Say what you want about Mel Gibson, but the Son of Bitch knows story structure."


That movie blew my mind - except for the garbage ending.
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Post by: Johnny Slick on September 19, 2011, 07:26:37 PM
The Expendibles
6/10

As an action movie with guns and explosions and witty lines whilst underfire with big dudes kicking butt, it gets a 10/10. But the dialog and the plot were both predictable and mundane.  Of course, one does go into this thing looking for award winning plot or anything, but it's pretty much one of the best modern action movies due in part to the cast.

Have to disagree, The Expendibles was a terrible Action Flick. I found the action to be very Michael Bay: badly edited, hard to follow and very uninvolving. Both the A-Team and The Losers were better Action Flicks.

All three bored me.
The expendables was ok for the first 40 minutes, then I stopped paying attention.
A-Team was just a pile of shit from beginning to end.
The losers was ok in the beginning, but failed by the end.

Is it so hard to make a cogent plot?
Does anyone give two hoots about CGI and Splosions any more?
This isn't 1992.
If these turned you off, I seriously have to point you to Drive. It's very, very Steve McQueen IMO.
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Post by: lukebourassa on September 19, 2011, 07:28:10 PM
The Expendibles
6/10

As an action movie with guns and explosions and witty lines whilst underfire with big dudes kicking butt, it gets a 10/10. But the dialog and the plot were both predictable and mundane.  Of course, one does go into this thing looking for award winning plot or anything, but it's pretty much one of the best modern action movies due in part to the cast.

Have to disagree, The Expendibles was a terrible Action Flick. I found the action to be very Michael Bay: badly edited, hard to follow and very uninvolving. Both the A-Team and The Losers were better Action Flicks.

All three bored me.
The expendables was ok for the first 40 minutes, then I stopped paying attention.
A-Team was just a pile of shit from beginning to end.
The losers was ok in the beginning, but failed by the end.

Is it so hard to make a cogent plot?
Does anyone give two hoots about CGI and Splosions any more?
This isn't 1992.
If these turned you off, I seriously have to point you to Drive. It's very, very Steve McQueen IMO.

+1
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Post by: moj on September 20, 2011, 06:05:16 PM
Lemmy - 8 out 10

  Nothing really shocking, it is just a giant motorhead wank fest, but that's also why I liked it. It's fun to see a bunch of old rock and metal stars talk about Lemmy.
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Post by: Eternally Learning on September 21, 2011, 10:27:42 AM
(http://www.animedvdjapan.com/images/TheDisappearanceOfHaruhiSuzumiya.jpg)

8/10

Not really a pop-anime fan, but my brother-in-law is and has been dragging me through the TV show version.  This is the first movie.  Honestly, it was pretty good.  It doesn't stand on it's own by any stretch so you'd have to be familiar with the show to really enjoy it, but they did a good job.  It's a quirky, goofy little show with a sometimes serious edge and the movie really expanded on the serious part well.
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Post by: Andrew Clunn on September 21, 2011, 12:12:19 PM
Agora 10/10

WATCH IT!
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Post by: amysrevenge on September 21, 2011, 12:30:19 PM
Watchmen (Director's Cut) 9/10

I was a big fan of the comic, and I like how the movie was mostly a frame for frame recreation of the comic.  The mechanism at the end is different, and lots of bits were dropped, but it's still a nice exploration of the notion of costumed heroes.  Casting was perfect, costumes were perfect, set design was perfect, music was perfect (each of the pop songs was entirely appropriate for the scene).
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Post by: Drunken Idaho on September 21, 2011, 01:12:47 PM
Watchmen (Director's Cut) 9/10

I was a big fan of the comic, and I like how the movie was mostly a frame for frame recreation of the comic.  The mechanism at the end is different, and lots of bits were dropped, but it's still a nice exploration of the notion of costumed heroes.  Casting was perfect, costumes were perfect, set design was perfect, music was perfect (each of the pop songs was entirely appropriate for the scene).

I didn't read the comic, but I loved the movie. Until I saw your post, I thought I was the only one!
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Post by: MikeHz on September 21, 2011, 01:31:24 PM
Valhalla Rising. Awful, just awful. Slow and dull. A "message movie," in which the message is, "Don't rent this!"
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Post by: Eternally Learning on September 21, 2011, 01:44:47 PM
Watchmen (Director's Cut) 9/10

I was a big fan of the comic, and I like how the movie was mostly a frame for frame recreation of the comic.  The mechanism at the end is differen