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« on: January 24, 2007, 08:09:06 AM »

I watched the Poseidon last night, new version, quite a good movie.
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2007, 01:28:16 PM »

Just finished watching Sin City (second time). Such a great film.

Plan on watching the original version of The Producers perhaps tomorrow night. I've seen the new version, got the original as a present, so it'd be interesting to see the original.
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2007, 03:14:54 PM »

Watched Little Miss Sunshine which, despite the comments saying that it is funny, is not. It was okay, nothing special and nothing I'd watch again.
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2007, 03:34:18 PM »

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I watched the Poseidon last night, new version, quite a good movie.

I liked that movie. But I'm a sucker for those escape type movies where something happens and a small but diverse group of people are forced together to escape some dire situation and slowly one by one they are killed until only the protagonist, the protagonist's love interest and some helples innocent remain.

I've watched a few movies lately. There's nothing on at themovies really so they're all crap. Looking forward to the next lot of movies which look good (Rocky VI, Shrek 3, Epic Movie etc)

My female friend dragged me into 'Dream Girls' when we discovered 'Apocalypto' was in Mayan. My god... It was like  3 hours of vocal acrobatics. I use the terms 'Beyoncify' and 'Aguileralize' a lot in reference to singers that do those massive vocals where they jump around all over the place TOO much Anyway, it was pretty boring. And I didn't know it was a musical. I was expecting song and dance numbers that were just a part of the story but when all of a sudden the large black woman started singing as a way to progress the story I couldn't help laughing hysterically. The guy was all, 'It's what's best for the group', and then she just started randomly singing 'What about what's best for me?' etc.

Then I saw Night AT The Museum. It was okay, but I thought it was gunnabe one of those movies that look crap but are actually pretty good, but it turned out to be one of those movies that look crap and are actually okay but you thought it was gonna be better and it wasn't so you're sorta' disappointed.

P.S: Eddie Murphy can SING!?!?
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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2007, 11:25:47 PM »

I finally watched "The Transporter", not a great film but there was some decent hand to hand fighting scenes.
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2007, 12:42:44 PM »

OK, two new movies:

Last night I saw The Producers (1968 Original). It was actually more different than I thought to the remake, which was in some way good, as some bits left out were actually rather funny (Springtime for Hitler originally was more of a play than a musical, with Hitler cast as a hippie guy, LSD) and some things not as good (Ulla (sp?) was better in the remake, IMO). Generally, I'd say it was actually pretty good, and has aged a lot more gracefully than a lot of the movies of the time.

Today I saw Casino Royale (finally...). I'd have to say it is up there with the best Bond films of all time. Daniel Craig acts excellently, the stunts are as daring as always, and, best of all, it does real justice to the series as a whole. Having read the book, I was interested in how well it would translate to the screen, but I am glad to say that the transition was handled excellently, keeping the core storyline intact while giving it the modernization that it desperately needed. (remember, it was originally published in 1953) In all, an excellent film, and I for one was able to see past the blonde hair to see the next great Bond.
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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2007, 02:37:33 AM »

Okay, I got three for you:

Gladiatress - a quiant, funny comedy of three 55BC British sisters during the invasion by Roman forces. Quite odd, profound and some genuine laugh-out-loud characters.

Thank You For Smoking - just brilliant; fantastic performance by Aaron Eckhart and the rest (particularly from the boy who plays his son), and probably one of the most intelligent screenplays I've seen for a long time. Well worth a look at.

I Heart Huckabees - flawless performances by Lily Tomlin and Dustin Hoffman - they really know how to bounce off each other and you can certainly believe they are a loving married couple working together as existentialist detectives. Jude Law is unsurprisingly slick and smug, Jason Schwatzman is doing his same old 'lovable dork' schtick, Naomi Watts makes for a good ditz and Mark Wahlberg is the dark horse, consistently portraying a good character comfortably and realistically. The screenplay is utter genius, almost confounding, but it is supported with great visuals and some very memorable characters. Well worth a double-take.
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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2007, 04:02:59 AM »

Yesterday I saw The Holiday with friends. Ugh. Even as a chick-flick it fails. It's only slightly less transparent than Edding's novels, is full of deus ex machina, and is generally weaker than a soggy paper bag.

OH NOES! Cameron Diaz breaks up with her boyfriend! Jude Law has two kids! Jack Black breaks up with his girlfriend! Meanwhile, Kate Winslet breaks up with her boyfriend! How exciting!

So much for 'romantic comedy'. There is only one comedic line in the whole movie (delivered by Jack Black, who else?) regarding him 'accidentally' grazing Cameron Diaz' boob. Even that feels so very painful 'Oops, boob graze. I did not just graze your boob. I can not believe I just grazed your boob, I'm sorry, I did not mean to graze your boob...'

Ugh. At 2 and a half hours, it's way too long. At the very least, it could be regarded as one of Nancy Meyers' finest films, but that's not exactly something to be proud of.
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2007, 08:06:32 PM »

Saw Smokin' Aces on Saturday and found it to be pretty entertaining.  It's full of senseless violence and chaos, in addition to some pretty funny moments (the best involving Jason Bateman from "Arrested Development").  I recommend checking it out if you're a fan of that type of movie, otherwise you're probably not going to like it.
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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2007, 09:28:14 AM »

Material Girls.

First, let me explain; having the ability to watch any DVD of choice (thanks to my lovely young lass who works at a dvd rental store), we are in the unique position of renting anything of varying grades of goodness .... and badness. It puts the mediocre movies in real perspective.

Saying that, I have viewed many movies. Excellent movies, and absolutely woeful movies alike.

Material Girls, starring Hillary Duff (and her sister, Whatsherface, whom I had never heard of before), and a tired and bored Angelica Houston, is one of those movies that gives one pause long enough and to reevaluate all the aforementioned absolutely woeful movies out there.

Okay. I've seen Chicken Park. Terrible, s*** omg crapping bad movie. While watching Material Girls, I would have sold the cutest kitten on Earth to 300lbs homocidal maniac with a penchant for sodomising cute kittens for the chance to see Chicken Park.

Unimaginative, playing to pop culture, annoying and full of the typical pap-crap one could expect from an over exploited junior pop star (they roped in her moderately less talented sister just to seal the bet), and banked on the vain hope that a redo of the Material Girl song by Madonna would make for an exceptional cash cow. With a plotline as predictable as the moon's orbit, the two women pounce from predicament to predicament like every other similarly themed movie has for the past thirty years, but with less finesse.

And poor Angelica Houston. Either she owed a blood debt to the producers or casting agency, or she was drugged up on valium and had a n Xbox controller connected to her motor functions, but it seemed that whenever the camera was not on her she was looking at her watch in vain hope that the time would pass quickly so that she could get the hell out of that studio and drink some stiff drinks. She delivered her lines like she sent a fax of her buttocks to New Idea - she seemed embarrassed and could do little more than bank on her successful history of excellent films to pull her from the inexorable depression the turn out of this film would weigh upon her otherwise proud and timeless presence.

There is a wise man, in the land of animated fiction, who could look disdainly upon a movie of this quality and utter three immortal lines that would give succinctly describe the movie better than I ever can.

"Worst. Movie. Ever."
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« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2007, 10:16:07 AM »

Last night I watched "Enron - The Smartest Guys in the Room". This is quite a shocking film about the whole Enron scandel. What some of the directors and traders did was terrible, also how other companies like Andersons and some banks could play along for the money is bad.
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« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2007, 10:21:15 AM »

Just going through my DvD collection the other day and i found the movie Empire Records.  It is a really good movie and rather funny in my opinion, and on the plus side it has a 12 years younger Liv Tyler in it who i must say is pretty hot.

Basic story line follows a day in the lives of a group of troubled teens in their jobs at a Music Store, worth the watch if you ask me.
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« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2007, 11:23:19 AM »

Liv Tyler is a bit older than 12, probably about 18. Still very attractive in it
Empire Records is a great film, I used to have it on video. I will have to get the DVD sometime.
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« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2007, 01:31:09 PM »

Stop calling me Warren! My name isn't f****** WARREN!
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« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2007, 10:31:10 AM »

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Liv Tyler is a bit older than 12, probably about 18. Still very attractive in it
Empire Records is a great film, I used to have it on video. I will have to get the DVD sometime.


Bloody misquote   what i meant is that she is 12 years younger in the Movie then she currently is today as it was made in 1995 though im sure you new that  
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« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2007, 05:11:30 PM »

Farce of the Penguins - I think I laughed twice at this comedy. Waste of money.

Unhitched - Romantic comedy, it was all right, not the best I have seen. Seth Green has a horrible British accent in it, and provides most of what little comedy there is.

Unknown - I guess its a thriller, the psychological type. I was expecting quite a bit more from the movie, but it was still decent. I saw the trailer quite a while ago, but I saw the potential for a fantastic movie and indeed it could have been had whoever wrote gone the exta mile. Its not something I can easily explain here, if you watch the movie you might understand.
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« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2007, 09:02:39 PM »

watched Kill Bill 1 & 2 yesterday. first time i saw them. they were decent films, no more no less. had expected more from Tarantino who has made brilliant text/story based films like Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs. i guess he peaked already
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« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2007, 11:15:37 PM »

Watched 'My Super Ex-Girlfriend' which was so bad, I actually enjoyed it     Anything that has Eddie Izzard in as an evil genius, is all good.
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« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2007, 12:14:51 AM »

I watche the film Babel tonight, this is a good film which has multiple storylines set in 4 different countries which all interlink. I especially liked all the stuff in Japen and Morocco as these cultures are very different.
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« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2007, 03:41:13 AM »

Rented The Wicker Man this afternoon (the original with Edward Woodward and Christopher Lee, not the re-make with Nicholas Cage) and it was pretty good.  I was curious to see what the movie was about, after I was shown a Best of Nick Cage in The Wicker Man video on youTube, and I have to say the montage of unintentionally funny moments makes a lot more sense now that I've seen the movie the re-make was based on.   Christopher Lee is quoted as saying that The Wicker Man is the best movie he's ever worked on in his career, and that it contains his best performance, as well.  He does a great job in it and I highly recommend seeing it, as it's one of the more unusual thriller/horror movies out there.
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