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Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Gorath on January 24, 2007, 08:09:06 AM
I watched the Poseidon last night, new version, quite a good movie.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Tal 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.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James 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.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: The Squire Of Forest Deep on January 24, 2007, 03:34:18 PM
Quote from: Gorath
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!?!?
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: coeshaw 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.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Tal 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.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Lord Llewdak 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.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Tal 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.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Rhombaad 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.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Lord Llewdak 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."
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: coeshaw 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.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Althalus 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.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: coeshaw 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.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Alrin on January 30, 2007, 01:31:09 PM
Stop calling me Warren! My name isn't f****** WARREN!
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Althalus on January 31, 2007, 10:31:10 AM
Quote from: coeshaw
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  
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James 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.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus 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
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Angua 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.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: coeshaw 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.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Rhombaad 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 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6i2WRreARo&mode=related&search=) 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.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Angua on February 07, 2007, 12:45:44 AM
I watched Pulp Fiction earlier for the second time in a few weeks. It surpasses cool.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on February 07, 2007, 01:28:31 AM
I almost watched all of National Lampoon's Tv The Movie. My god, it was horrible. The best way I can describe it is: The randomness of Robot Chicken, except live action, with nudity, and not a single funny moment throughout. Seriously, don't buy this, don't rent this, and if it comes on cable, don't even turn to that channel, avoid this movie at all costs!

Which also reminds me...when the hell is National Lampoon going to actually come out with something worth watching? There have only been two movies that I even slightly enjoyed, and that was Van Wilder and Going the Distance, the rest have been absolute garbage.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on February 09, 2007, 04:01:04 AM
come on james. all things national lampoon are instant classics

anyway, just watched Lord of War. pretty good flick. liked the ending as well. watch it
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Val on February 10, 2007, 07:10:07 PM
Watched Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King Extended Edition once more, a good four and a half hours out of life, but hey, it was worth it
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on February 11, 2007, 01:53:01 PM
Watched:

My Super Ex-Girlfriend - Had a few decent laughs, but nothing special.

Running With Scissors - Well about 20 minutes of it at least. About the time the main character says he is gay and wants to have a hair empire, at which point I discovered that it wasn't my type of movie...that and it is supposedly a comedy or is supposed to be funny at least and there wasn't one laugh to be had in the time I watched it.

Flyboys - A pretty good movie, a lot better than I expected. However, my dad said he hated it, not only hated it, but "Was the dryest movie I have seen in 20 years."  Okay, I highly doubt that, but oh well. I tend not to take his word for it, as he rents those horrible B-movies avidly and tends to enjoy them far more than any person should.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Ashen Shugar on February 12, 2007, 07:31:40 AM
i watched crash, which despite not know what the hell it was about i still enjoyed.

and taladega nights. it's been awhile since a movie made me laugh so hard. i was in tears in some parts.

my favourite lines were "shut up ya little pot licker, i'll stick you in a microwave"

and "we'll pry it out with the other knife"

also watched thank you for smoking about a week back... it was ok in parts bt very overrated. on the cover it said funniest movie since 4 year old virgin. wasnt even close. but it had its moments
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on February 14, 2007, 04:38:35 PM
I watched School for Scoundrels, which was an all right movie, it had a few hilarious moments, and quite a bit more than any of the other "comedies" I have rented recently. Not a big fan of Heder, Napolean Dynamite made sure of that, but I guess he was decent in this one, at least he wasn't playing a moron, like he has in every other movie I have seen him in.

Watched The Departed as well. It was a pretty damn decent flick, though a bit slow. The ending was a bit of a surprise, although it seemed as if it ended abruptly, mostly due to an unresolved plot point. If you have seen it then you know what I am talking about (if you don't, it concerns the envelope and the psychiatrist). Its one of the few movies I've seen recently that I wouldn't mind seeing again. It's about two and a half hours, so a bit longer than the average movie, but it shouldn't be much of a problem unless you have a short attention span.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: coeshaw on February 14, 2007, 08:50:45 PM
I read online they might do a prequal for the Departed. I defiently want to see it again as it was a great film.

A few nights ago I watched the film "United 93" it was a good film which captured the horror the people on the planes must have gone through.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Darkon on February 14, 2007, 11:11:30 PM
Akira. Good movie.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on February 15, 2007, 09:42:16 PM
Watched Invincible with Mark Walhberg. Meh, it was okay, I don't know how in the hell it managed to get 70% over at rotten tomatoes, it definately wasn't that good. After it ended I was completely underwhelmed...it didn't even feel like a whole movie. It kinda felt like they ran out of time or money halfway through the movie and decided to just end it and tell you what happens (via the standard text/clip segment of course).

Hell an extra half hour could have done wonders. There was all this build up about him getting on the team and playing, but in the end we see a tiny part of one game and a quick run-through of another. Hell, there is more time spent watching the team do drills then there is watching them play football, which is just amazing seeing as how it is a football movie.

At 2 hours and 8 minutes it is pretty damn bad to feel like it still wasn't complete.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Darkon on February 16, 2007, 10:55:38 PM
Night at the Museum and The Illusionist.

First one was funny, second one was refreshingly good.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Rhombaad on February 16, 2007, 11:23:47 PM
I rented The Grudge 2.  I can't even explain how terrible it was, so I won't.  

I also rented Flags of our Fathers.  It was pretty good and I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.  I'm (hopefully) going to see Letters from Iwo Jima this weekend with my dad.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Dark Elf on February 17, 2007, 02:39:14 AM
Big Fish, yesterday night on the telly
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Post by: Xander on February 17, 2007, 04:47:47 AM
I just got back from seeing Ghost Rider. I liked it a lot. I recomend it too everyone whether a fan of the comic or not. but especially the fans. the graphics on the change were preety sweet. some of the parts could be scary for little kids but its great. my 9 year old sister loved it too.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: coeshaw on February 18, 2007, 12:19:06 AM
I watched "The Good Shepard" tonight, it is a good film with Matt Damon about the starting up of the CIA and seeing how one mans life is swallowed up by the Agency. The film is directed by Robert Deniro who also stars in it, Angelina Jolie plays Damons wife in the film.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: coeshaw on February 18, 2007, 06:55:50 PM
I just finished watching "The Inconveinent Truth" by Al Gore. Some of the evidence is very shocking. I believe in the whole Global Warming issue and try to be Green anyway but if some of the predicted stuff comes to pass it would be VERY bad for a lot of countires not least the Netherlands (there was a video of it going mostly underwater in the film)
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Shifty on February 18, 2007, 08:11:32 PM
watching star wars 3 right now. Best SW movie since return of the jedi imo. I love it
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on February 18, 2007, 11:41:14 PM
watched The Ring 2 and Jackass 2. i'm all about the sequals today. Jackass 2 was awesome though
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: coeshaw on February 19, 2007, 06:19:06 PM
I watched Blood Diamond today, I was very impressed. This movie has some great action scenes, some amazing scenery of South Africa (though set in Sierra Leone) and is very moving as well. It was good to see the film makers not shying away from the terrible things people did back in 1999. I was very impressed with Leo and Djimon Hounsou (also in Gladator), some people have said Leo's accent was not very good but I have heard the South African accent quite a lot and thought it was a decent try. I would defiently recommend this film and I hope it is nominated for an oscar or two.

Edit -

ACADEMY AWARDS NOMINATIONS FOR BLOOD DIAMOND
Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio
Supporting Actor: Djimon Hounsou
Editing: Steven Rosenblum
Sound: Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer and Ivan Sharrock
Sound Editing: Lon Bender
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on February 22, 2007, 12:48:33 AM
i watched Ghostrider. pretty awesome movie. got to love the country/western theme, country music included.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on February 22, 2007, 02:52:12 AM
Watched The Prestige. Tell you the truth, it wasn't all that interesting. This might be because I read a complete synopsis of the movie before it ever hit dvd, although it has never ruined a movie for me before. Either that or this movie has little or no rewatch factor, and I am more apt to believe that. It was surely an interesting story, but I guess once you already know it there is no real reason to go through it over again.

Yeah its a bit hard to convey my thoughts there. The acting wasn't that bad, nothing that made you grimace in pain or anything, but it wasn't great. It was the timeline of the movie that kind of bothered me, it seemed to jump back and forth between moments in the story, which I guess is viable since most of the movie is read from a diary, but it doesn't make for a good presentation.

Watched Beowulf and Grendel, which was supposed to be a pretty good rendition of the tale. It wasn't. In fact it was incredibly boring, so much that a quarter way through it I got on the computer and pay limited attention to it. It supposedly didn't use any CGI for the action, and its probably why it looks like a horrible B-rated movie. Grendel, is now a giant human, and his mother is a nasty looking hag who lives in the water and apparantly snatches sailors out of their boats. She doesn't make an appearance until after Grendel has been injured either. Oh and Grendel has a son, too, with a human woman, who Beowulf is f****** on the side as well. I couldn't get into the movie, the dialogue was pretty bad (less Old English more cuss words was the rule for the film I guess), the acting was on par for a bad sci-fi channel film as well as the presentation of it. Do not watch this.
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Post by: Ashen Shugar on February 22, 2007, 06:31:43 PM
I just  watched dog day afternoon. it was a really good movie, hard to believe its a true story. it's pretty old, al pacino doesnt even have any wrinkles in it.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on February 26, 2007, 11:45:21 PM
just watched SLC Punk. loved that movie. it's about a bunch of punks in Salt Lake City in the early 80's who are going through their melancholic pre-graduation phase (which we all had, and if you haven't, you'll have it soon and it will rock), and notice their friendships falling apart and things are changing even though they do not want to admit that. not just any other teen movie, but really a good one
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Post by: Rhombaad on February 28, 2007, 10:18:29 PM
Quote from: Shifty
watching star wars 3 right now. Best SW movie since return of the jedi imo. I love it
Watched Episode III and then re-watched it with the DVD commentary on.  I think it's definitely the best of the prequels, although Empire will always be my personal favorite out of all of 'em.
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Post by: Althalus on March 01, 2007, 09:15:55 AM
Quote from: Rhombaad
Watched Episode III and then re-watched it with the DVD commentary on.  I think it's definitely the best of the prequels, although Empire will always be my personal favorite out of all of 'em.


I just finished watching it too  It is an awesome movie, though the sappiness makes me want to hurl in spots.
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Post by: Darkon on March 01, 2007, 10:20:34 AM
Quote from: Althalus
I just finished watching it too  It is an awesome movie, though the sappiness makes me want to hurl in spots.

You mean "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!" ??  

I like the action and storyline of III, but the dialogues are killers.  


I've finished watching the Naruto manga archs. Which means I've got a bunch of OVA's, movies and fillers still waiting. It's so troublesome...  I think I'll start with the movies...

Also saw this romantic comedy yesterday... Dr T. and the Women. The ending was a bit weird...
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Post by: Rhombaad on March 01, 2007, 08:20:21 PM
Quote from: Darkon
You mean "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!" ??  

I like the action and storyline of III, but the dialogues are killers.  
I've finished watching the Naruto manga archs. Which means I've got a bunch of OVA's, movies and fillers still waiting. It's so troublesome...  I think I'll start with the movies...

Also saw this romantic comedy yesterday... Dr T. and the Women. The ending was a bit weird...
Haha, yeah, dialogue is not George's strong point.  Even in the original trilogy, there are moments of dialogue where I cringe.  

As for Naruto, I'm so glad that the fillers are done with (I didn't even bother watching them) and that the new series Naruto: Hurricane Chronicles is up and running at last.  Darkon, I recommend you watch out for the Naruto Sports Festival animated short (which ran before the first Naruto movie in Japanese theaters), as it's nothing but unfunny scat humor and is much worse than some of the most awful Naruto filler episodes.
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Post by: Althalus on March 02, 2007, 11:46:49 AM
Yeah i would of been happy with a scream of anguish, but to put words to it was just lousy. And i wanted to change Padme's name to sh%^me cause thats what she did.
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Post by: Darkon on March 02, 2007, 11:45:57 PM
Quote from: Rhombaad
As for Naruto, I'm so glad that the fillers are done with (I didn't even bother watching them) and that the new series Naruto: Hurricane Chronicles is up and running at last.  Darkon, I recommend you watch out for the Naruto Sports Festival animated short (which ran before the first Naruto movie in Japanese theaters), as it's nothing but unfunny scat humor and is much worse than some of the most awful Naruto filler episodes.

Haha, I saw it. I'm not sure what to think of it. It was funnier the first time the joke was made in episode 4 or so.  Although the end was slightly amusin due to being so messed up.

Saw all the OVA's and movies (except #3), so that leaves about 80-85 episodes of fillers left, which I plan on watching as I want to form my own opinion about the fillers.

On an entirely movie unrelated topic, I did see episode 4 of Shippuuden today and thought it was better than the last bleach episode, a lot funnier as well. Kakashi rocks. ^_^

Now then, back to movies, I saw Bad Boys II. Explosion, humor, action = good movie. Now I got the song stuck in my head. *mutters*
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Post by: Alrin on March 03, 2007, 02:29:40 AM
Quote from: Bacchus
just watched SLC Punk. loved that movie. it's about a bunch of punks in Salt Lake City in the early 80's who are going through their melancholic pre-graduation phase (which we all had, and if you haven't, you'll have it soon and it will rock), and notice their friendships falling apart and things are changing even though they do not want to admit that. not just any other teen movie, but really a good one
Aye. I've always enjoyed that movie. Lends itself well to repeated viewings too. The soundtrack also features a gnarly cover of Lynn Anserson's '(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden' by The Suicide Machines. Great band. Great song.


I watched The Departed yesterday for the first time. I'm surprised it won an oscar. I mean, it wasn't bad. It just wasn't terribly good, either. I enjoyed the premise well enough, and the cast all played their parts. It just seemed to drag. I remember getting a call about two-thirds through the movie and pausing it and walking out. I had a discussion with a mate on the phone where I told him I was near the end of the film because it had been going for 3 hours (or so it seemed). Obviously that wasn't the case, as the entire movie doesn't even run 3 hours. But it's that very reason that makes me think it was a rather average movie.

So ya, it just didn't do it for me. Perhaps that's a result of the movie receiving its oscar before I'd seen it. Who knows? I'll watch it again anyway to see if it grows on me. Meh.
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Post by: coeshaw on March 04, 2007, 12:05:12 AM
I watched Smokin Aces tonight, a decent action / mod type film. I did think it was quite predictable though.
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Post by: The Wolf on March 04, 2007, 03:25:53 AM
I watched Hogs Gone Wild last night at the cinema, very funny and a good one to buy when released on DVD.  
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Post by: James on March 04, 2007, 01:49:41 PM
I watched Stranger Than Fiction, which in my opinion is the best Will Farrel movie to date, mostly because all the other movies he takes a main role in are utterly horrible. It was a suprisingly decent movie, and finally one that Will doesn't spout s***** one liners throughout.

I also rented Accepted. It was all right, completely unbelievable of course, but it still provided a few laughs. Basically the standard teen/college comedy, although there isn't any nudity for a change...

And then there is Ong Bak, which failed to catch my attention at all. It probably would have had I not watched The Protector first. There are only so many knees/elbows to the head you can see before your interest starts to wane. I didn't see the end and honestly I don't care to, though it likely has something to do with Tony Jaa kneeing/elbowing people in the head.
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Post by: Bacchus on March 04, 2007, 03:56:17 PM
just watched Dead or Alive. i mean come on, how can you not love this movie
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Post by: Rhombaad on March 04, 2007, 09:48:04 PM
Saw Bridge to Tarabithia last night and enjoyed it.  I expected it to be a little like The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, but it turned out to be very different.  I don't want to spoil any of it for those who want to see it, so that's where I'll stop.
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Post by: coeshaw on March 04, 2007, 11:21:47 PM
I watched Syriana tonight and I was not very impressed, some decent acting but nothing special in my books.
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Post by: Bacchus on March 06, 2007, 01:32:48 AM
just watched Aeon Flux. it was a decent enough movie, but it basically was just Charlize Theron running around in tight clothing. and i don't really have a thing for Charlize Theron really. her neck is a bit too long
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Post by: James on March 07, 2007, 06:22:37 AM
I watched Unleashed, which was good, but it seemed lacking for some reason. It didn't reach the calibre of Jet Li's other films especially in the fighting area.

Got Borat, too. It was utter garbage, I laughed perhaps twice throughout the film. I don't see how anyone could think it was good or even funny.
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Post by: Rhombaad on March 12, 2007, 09:15:08 PM
Saw 300 on opening night and loved almost every minute of it.  The break-aways from the action to things revolving around Queen Gorgo were a killer, though, as they totally interrupted the flow of the movie (I believe they weren't in the original graphic novel, either).  Other than those minor things, this is definitely one I'll be buying when it comes out on DVD later this year.  I'll probably end up seeing it at least once more in theaters, as well.

I also watched Casino Royale again on Saturday evening, as a friend of mine is a manager at a local video game/movie store and was able to get an early rental of the film, which doesn't hit DVD until tomorrow.  Loved it just as much as I did the first two times I saw it.
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Post by: Dark Elf on March 12, 2007, 11:10:22 PM
a night in the museaum
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Post by: James on March 14, 2007, 12:20:16 AM
Just finished Casino Royale, twas great. I did have a bit of a problem with the audio on the dvd though, the dialogue and music could be heard just fine, but quite a bit of the sound effects couldn't be heard much at all. Then again it may have been my old a** tv.
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Post by: Bacchus on March 14, 2007, 12:32:03 AM
i watched Napoleon Dynamite yesterday. it was an ok movie, not to many laughs but filmed nicely. but it's easy to make fun of the mentally handicapted people though
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Post by: Darkon on March 16, 2007, 10:01:46 AM
Saw the two Riddick movies. Very nice entertainment.
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Post by: starmage on March 16, 2007, 10:56:16 AM
I recently watched ´the last king of scotland´. Forest Whitaker is outstanding in his role as Idi Amin.
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Post by: Alrin on March 17, 2007, 02:25:59 AM
Watched some old faves. Reservoir Dogs and The Crow.

Does anyone else watch The Crow with a kind of morbid fascination, waiting for the scene where Brandon Lee died?

Or am I just sick?
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Post by: coeshaw on March 18, 2007, 12:31:51 AM
I watched the Prestige tonight, a great film with some very good acting and twists. I admit I worked out most of the twists well before the end though.
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Post by: Althalus on March 18, 2007, 04:17:11 AM
Quote from: Alrin
Watched some old faves. Reservoir Dogs and The Crow.

Does anyone else watch The Crow with a kind of morbid fascination, waiting for the scene where Brandon Lee died?

Or am I just sick?

Your just sick!!  

Its a great movie IMO and i know what you mean by that scene.

Just re-watched Advents Children, such an awesome movie with nice visual effects.
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Post by: Gorath on March 18, 2007, 05:01:15 AM
Last night and today saw three new movies at a friend's birthday party. Boytown, Jackass 2, and Donnie Darko.

Boytown - Funny movie, quite good singing, despite the boy band factor. Totally unexpected ending, didn't see it coming at all.

Jackass 2 - Absolutely hilarious!! Some scenes were kind of gross, but we skipped most of them. Another unexpected ending. My favourites were Toro totter, Keep God out of California, The Valentine and Swamp Chuting.

Donnie Darko - Great movie, I only semi-understood it though, because some of the time i couldnt hear what they were saying, other times because it kept getting skipped, it was near the closing minutes of the party. But a good movie, I reccomend all of them.

28:06:42:12
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Post by: starmage on March 18, 2007, 04:28:07 PM
Quote from: Gorath
Last night and today saw three new movies at a friend's birthday party. Boytown, Jackass 2, and Donnie Darko.

Boytown - Funny movie, quite good singing, despite the boy band factor. Totally unexpected ending, didn't see it coming at all.

Jackass 2 - Absolutely hilarious!! Some scenes were kind of gross, but we skipped most of them. Another unexpected ending. My favourites were Toro totter, Keep God out of California, The Valentine and Swamp Chuting.

Donnie Darko - Great movie, I only semi-understood it though, because some of the time i couldnt hear what they were saying, other times because it kept getting skipped, it was near the closing minutes of the party. But a good movie, I reccomend all of them.

28:06:42:12

I watched "in the pursuit of happyness". I don´t really like Will Smith(except maybe the old fresh prince). Will is excellent in this film. Really enjoyed it, a right pick me up film.
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Post by: Poper on March 18, 2007, 04:38:52 PM
Watched an old fav today, The Quick and the Dead. Awesome movie with great acting by everyone involved.

Gene Hackman, as always, is a great bad guy!
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Post by: Bacchus on March 18, 2007, 11:58:01 PM
Gene Hackman always plays badguys really well. so well, i always end up hating the bastard characters he plays. so i suppose that's a good thing...

anyway, i watched Hooligans. it was an ok movie, but i find it hard to believe that the hardcore Westham United fans are 5 not so tough looking chaps
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Post by: Bacchus on March 20, 2007, 03:07:38 AM
just watched The Island. thought it was a pretty decent movie. a bit long in the end but a good watch. LA of the future was pretty awesome, not to mention Scarlet Johansson
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Post by: Alrin on March 20, 2007, 07:58:51 AM
Watched Gangs of New York for the first time last night (this morning). It was pretty damn good. DDL was, as always, outstanding.

Tonight I plan to watch an old fave, Judgement Night (admittedly, I only ever became interested in this movie for the Soundtrack - a unique formula at the time: Rock and Rap collaborations).
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Post by: starmage on March 20, 2007, 12:46:21 PM
Decided to have a blast from the past, i watched Star Wars! Excellent movie, a classic. Am going to have a star wars fest!!.
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Post by: coeshaw on March 22, 2007, 09:20:12 AM
Last night I watched the Hornblower TV movie on DVD "The Even Chance", a good start to an impressive series. I just wish the DVD quality was better, I think they filmed the show on a home video at times the quality is that bad.
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Post by: Great One on March 23, 2007, 06:11:47 PM
Watched Clerks2 the other day (my expectations were high...), Saw3 yesterday (f-yeah!) and Reeker last night (*gags*). Think I might rent a dvd or two tonight as well
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Post by: Rhombaad on March 23, 2007, 06:30:03 PM
Watched Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny for the 3rd time the other night.  I absolutely love that movie!  JB's dream sequence cracks me up everytime!
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Post by: Snowlock on March 24, 2007, 12:00:19 AM
ive watched a few movies lately, borat, tenatious d, and casino royale, now let me explain something at home, the baby is ill so she is in the double bed with the missus so i have to share with my son, he's six by the way anyway i went up to bed around elevenish and put on borat, during the naked fight scene my son 'who i thought was fast asleep by the way' burst out laughing, he said to me ' dad, that man just kissed that fat mans a**,' i could have died, but i found it funny as hell though and the next night i let him watch tenatious d with me, which he loved by the way.

Anyway my point is this, what movies did you see as a kid that you shouldnt have? mine was cannible apocolipse, my uncle was watching it and when i walked in some bloke was having his head sawn off.
so am i a bad parent? or is it all harmless? it is only a film after all.
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Post by: James on March 24, 2007, 03:29:54 AM
[!--quoteo--][div class=\'quotetop\']QUOTE[/div][div class=\'quotemain\'][!--quotec--]Anyway my point is this, what movies did you see as a kid that you shouldnt have?[/quote]

Probably the hardcore p*** (orgy style...) when I was 11...

As for Borat, well I don't think anyone should be exposed to that massive pile of crap. I laughed once during the movie and unfortunately that was within the first five minutes.
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Post by: coeshaw on March 25, 2007, 02:32:14 PM
I saw 300 at the cinema yesterday, a very good movie with some awesome special effects. I recommend everyone goes and sees this at the cinema.
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Post by: Alrin on March 25, 2007, 04:52:16 PM
Quote from: Snowlock
Anyway my point is this, what movies did you see as a kid that you shouldnt have?
That I shouldn't have? That all hinges on who sets the standard, I suppose. Who judges what I should or shouldn't watch? Obviously, as a child, the responsibility is the parent's. But does allowing a child to watch a mature rated movie at a young age make someone a bad parent? Considering what can be seen on the news each night, I hardly think so.

 But meh, the first R rated (18+) movie I recall watching (not necessarily the very first, but the first I can remember - and then only because a friend of my ma's made a big deal about me watching it) was Roadhouse. I was 8. (My ma was - and still is - a massive Patrick Swayze fan, so I grew up on his films as a kid.)
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Post by: Bacchus on March 25, 2007, 06:05:27 PM
watched Lucky number Slevin yesterday. it wasn't half bad. well shot anyway, and morgan freeman is always good. saw the ending coming miles ahead though
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Post by: James on March 26, 2007, 01:26:14 AM
Watched Blood Diamond, it was a great movie.
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Post by: Rhombaad on March 26, 2007, 02:28:37 AM
Watched Akira for the first time in years (although I'd seen it many, many times before that) and, as usual, loved every minute of it.
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Post by: Great One on March 29, 2007, 08:47:58 PM
Jus watched Happy Feet. Yeah, I was bored. One of the gayest films i've ever seen I must say. Singing and dancing penguins...crazy. It wasn't neccesarily bad, but there it's inferior compared to other animations coming out these days.
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Post by: Darkon on March 31, 2007, 09:36:54 PM
I, Robot and it wasn't as bad actually as I thought it would be.
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Post by: Rhombaad on April 01, 2007, 08:58:49 AM
Quote from: Darkon
I, Robot and it wasn't as bad actually as I thought it would be.
Yeah, that one surprised me quite a bit.  I ended up enjoying it a lot more than I initially thought I would.  Watched Return of the Jedi with the commentary on, as well as 2 documentaries from the Star Wars Trilogy Bonus Materials DVD.
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Post by: Ashen Shugar on April 01, 2007, 10:34:37 AM
I robot is one of my favourites, I wasnt expecting much from it either.

I've watched blood diamond and The Wrong man which were both good movies.
the departed was ok but could of been much better, the characters were all very good, but the story line should of been more exciting.

I watched grid iron gang cos a mate recommended it. I'm considering buying him a copy of it for his birthday.

then beating him with it. it was like a crappy version of remember the titans. it was good for the first 10 minutes though
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Post by: coeshaw on April 01, 2007, 12:54:27 PM
I recently watched all the extras on the Casino Royale DVD, a few good documentaries especially the stunts one.
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Post by: Muninn on April 01, 2007, 01:19:26 PM
hmm I just watched 300 ... and Imust say I Looooooved it! besides the fact that it has a lot of beauty flaws (300 man.. if you count them, they sooner be 50 most of the time).. but yeah as a frank miller fan I can say that they did a good job at translating the story to a movie
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Post by: James on April 01, 2007, 01:39:14 PM
Watched Children of Men, which was a whole-hearted meh. It really incited no emotion from me at all and in the end I really didn't see a point to it.

Persuit of Happyness as well. It was pretty good, nothing mind-blowing, but still pretty good.
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Post by: Great One on April 01, 2007, 08:32:20 PM
I watched 300 friday night and sort of watched a bit of both Nigthwatch and Batman, which I've both seen before - but they're top stuff
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Post by: Darkon on April 01, 2007, 09:26:04 PM
Watched an oldie called "Alive". Plane crashes in Andes and the surivors run out of food and are forced to resort to cannibalism of the dead if they want to stay alive.
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Post by: coeshaw on April 01, 2007, 11:08:21 PM
I just saw Troy again, I was inspired to watch this after reading the Troy books by Gemmell. I must admit I prefered the storyline that Gemmell created, though I did appreciate the film a bit more on my second viewing a few years after it was released.
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Post by: mortis on April 02, 2007, 01:39:55 PM
yesterday i watched a couple of rob zombies movies back to back. house of a 1000 corpses and the devils rejects.. fairly disturbing yet jolly good fun.
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Post by: James on April 04, 2007, 05:27:56 AM
Since I have been reading The Count of Monte Cristo I decided to pick up the movie (2002 version) at Blockbuster. I had seen it before, albeit a few years ago, and had enjoyed it.

I was dissapointed this time around. I fully expect book to movie adaptations to be different, but this movie just takes "based on" to a whole different level. This movie is almost nothing like the book, it shares a title, a few character names (yes some were actually changed...I don't know why...), and one of the plot lines (yes the plot line, which was over simplified). Yep, that about covers the similarity.

They whittled down a 1600 page novel into a thread bare action yarn with little resemblance to the original. In fact there was so little similarity that they could have just changed all the names, the title, and a bit of the plot, slapped an "inspired by" on there and they would have had a film that would have entertained everyone. Sadly they named it The Count of Monte Cristo and dissapointed the fan base.

Bah, it used to be a good movie, but now that I have read the original, the changed parts stick out like a sore thumb which brings down the enjoyment level of the movie quite a bit.
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Post by: Arius Miura de Galdri on April 04, 2007, 10:27:48 PM
I recently watched Blades of Glory, with Will Ferrel and John Heder.  Hilarious, if you're into "stupid" funny.  Basically, if you're a Will Ferrel or "Napoleon Dynamite" fan, check this movie out.  My friends and I were dying through the whole thing!
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Post by: Cenedra on April 05, 2007, 05:43:11 PM
The latest movie I watched was Breakfast at Tiffany's. I really liked it. For some reason I found it to be really un-Hollywoodish... even though it clearly is. Perhaps because it wasn't how I expected, and both of the characters were clearly flawed. However, what the guy said at the end was a bit disturbing... "I love you... you belong to me!" Okay o_o

Before that, I saw the Red Shoes, another awesome old movie. The reason I'm seeing so many old movies lately is because of my sis x_x She keeps renting them from her uni.
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Post by: James on April 06, 2007, 11:25:36 PM
Watching Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Finally got around to buying this classic movie.
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Post by: coeshaw on April 07, 2007, 11:56:43 AM
Watched "Starchy and Hutch" on the BBC last night, an enjoyable film which I thought was better on second viewing.
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Post by: Tal on April 07, 2007, 01:27:50 PM
The other day I watched Plan 9 From Outer Space, a really bad B-movie from the 50's. I just couldn't stop laughing, it was that bad.

Last night, I (finally) saw Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl, which I've been meaning to see for months now.

Today I bought 3 10-DVD sets of B-movies for cheap, so there'll be plenty to keep me laughing all week (yay, holidays!)

Yeah, I'm into bad movies from the 50's and 60's now. In particular, the Ed Wood stuff, Bela Lugosi's films, and the such. Films that were bad for their times have got to be the best (Plan 9, for example, was really dodgy compared to other films of the same era, let alone films in general)

Anyways, I know it's pretty mean to laugh at them, but it' spretty hard not to as well.
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Post by: James on April 08, 2007, 07:25:51 PM
Watched Detroit Rock City on cable, good movie as always.
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Post by: Rhombaad on April 08, 2007, 10:41:55 PM
Saw Grindhouse on Friday and had a great time.  It was a really fun movie to watch, but I won't be picking it up on DVD due to the gross-out factor.
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Post by: The Queen OF Class on April 09, 2007, 03:33:32 PM
I watched Millionaire Dollar Baby this morning, I thought it was awesome, and soooooo sad.
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Post by: Bacchus on April 10, 2007, 12:51:43 AM
just watched The Breakfast Club. it was on video.google, so i gave it a go. it's a pretty decent movie. it's been hyped, but it's still fairly good. the red haired chick is amazingly hot in that flick though
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Post by: James on April 12, 2007, 12:50:45 AM
Watched Transporter 2, which though enjoyable in a mindless way, wasn't very good. It all stems from the over the top action, and subpar plot. The action is nice, but wholly unbelievable (At one point we see Frank jump a ramp, which twists his car. This forces the top of a crane to scrape the underside of his car which removes a bomb, which blows up right after. Then the car lands and drives off just fine...). The dialogue and actions of individuals in the movie makes me want to cringe.

Bah, good for mindless action, bad for everything else.
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Post by: Nemesis on April 12, 2007, 11:20:59 PM
I watched V for Vendetta last week, and...it was awesome! A very good film.
And yesterday, i watched Star Wars 3, Revenge of the Siths, it was good too, but i prefer SW 5 and 6.
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Post by: James on April 13, 2007, 03:58:32 AM
Hurrah, someone else who doesn't think Episode 3 was the best. I prefer episodes 5 & 6 over it as well. The only thing it really had over the originals were the fights, but of course it is quite a bit easier to do that sort of thing now than it was back then. Anakin's oh so wooden acting got old fast, as did the character's reasoning skills.
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Post by: Rhombaad on April 13, 2007, 04:03:59 AM
Watched Superman Returns last night and enjoyed it as much, if not more, than when I saw it in theaters.  Also, I got this DVD for Christmas, so that shows how far behind I am in terms of watching what I buy.
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Post by: The Queen OF Class on April 13, 2007, 11:28:07 PM
I watched Crank last night - genious film!
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Post by: James on April 18, 2007, 04:48:24 AM
Just finished with Smokin' Aces. To be honest, its nothing special, just another shoot 'em up in a sea of others. The acting here could have been good, but I couldn't tell due to the large cast and the relatively little amount of time spent on each character. The exception to that is Ryan Reynolds, who had a little bit more time spent on his character than the rest. There was a lot of hype about the gun scenes in this movie and all I can really say about is they weren't anything really special, definately not the best I have seen.

The best thing about the movie is the end, and that is not some smart a** comment about me being glad it ended. The movie had one of the best endings I have seen in a long while, it was the perfect ending for the movie.
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Post by: Ashen Shugar on April 19, 2007, 06:21:47 AM
i watched casino royal and night at the museum lately, casino royal was good, more violent than the other bond films which i think is a good thing. are they gonna make more like that? it was too long though i guess they had to do it to establish how he became the ames bond we know now. it's cool how he makes mistakes.

night at the museum wasnt so good, had a few moments but it mainly sucked
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Post by: Myddrun on April 19, 2007, 10:15:55 AM
Quote from: Ashen Shugar
night at the museum wasnt so good, had a few moments but it mainly sucked
I forgot I'd seen that to recently. That's how good it wasn't  yeah there were some good bits but not many. Our little lad liked it though.

Spoiler: show
I did like the line (I think by Robin Williams) about 2 men chasing beavers but I think I might have taken it the wrong way  
crude innuendo alert
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Post by: Darkon on May 06, 2007, 11:19:54 AM
Saw Spidery II and The Last Samurai.

The Last Samurai wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. It does vaguely resemble Dances with Wolves though.
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Post by: starmage on May 06, 2007, 02:07:30 PM
Quote from: James
Hurrah, someone else who doesn't think Episode 3 was the best. I prefer episodes 5 & 6 over it as well. The only thing it really had over the originals were the fights, but of course it is quite a bit easier to do that sort of thing now than it was back then. Anakin's oh so wooden acting got old fast, as did the character's reasoning skills.



I agree, the fight scenes are superb in the last 3 movies, coupled with superior special effects. My fav is the Starwars, its a classic and Lucas and the team were genius in coming up with new technology to create the effects!

Anyway i watched the new sci-fi flick called Sunshine. Its very good, great special effects. Although i found the storyline a little bit strange but still enjoyable.
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Post by: coeshaw on May 07, 2007, 05:15:55 PM
I saw Spiderman 3 yesterday, it is a good film. I am looking forward to Oceans Thirteen and Pirates 3 now
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Post by: starmage on May 08, 2007, 03:11:26 AM
I watched Sunshine again and i would like to change my original comments. I think that it is a very dark movie, deep and not to mention a little bit religious, Cillian Murphey is great. I thought it was a superb film and would like to hear any other comments on the film.
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Post by: zeratulcraft on May 08, 2007, 03:25:15 AM
Z sneaks in, openly, hiding in plain sight per se, he can do this because he is mighty. He drops into monologue mode as per his usual. Yes he knows he used 'per' twice, three times now!

"DEVIOUS!"


Spidey 2 was on the other night, from all accounts it kicks a** over Spidey 3...which I've still yet to see. But yeah, Doc Oc is such a cool villain...all redeeming himself at the end and stuff.
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Post by: James on May 08, 2007, 06:35:57 PM
History of the World Part I.
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Post by: zeratulcraft on May 09, 2007, 02:04:01 PM
With renewed descriptive vigor and critting yet another set of move silently and hide checks, and this time, a Perform (Awesome) check, Z backflips his way stealthily, yet seductively, into the thread. With great justice he proclaims mentally...

"DEVIOUS!"


Watched Casino Royale the other night, not a bad movie, i love the new Bond...he's so delightfully evil "you want a clean kill or want me to make an example of him"...like, how frikken tops is that line. He's such an assassin its funny in a not funny "ill shank you good" way.

I wonder if they'll remake the rest of the timeline, because Casino was meant to be the start of revamping the story...
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Post by: Ashen Shugar on May 11, 2007, 09:53:56 AM
yeah casino royal was sweet, i hope they re-make the rest of them like that.

i watched my name is modesty, a tarrantino movie, it was pretty crap and the main chicks arms were so thin she kinda looked like an insect. bad acting, storyline was pretty crap, pretty much a waste of time.

I also watched lord of war with nicholas cage, this one was a top movie, pretty messed up in some parts but that only added to the goodness

also watched spidey 1 & 2, they ruined spiderman, he was one of my favourites as a kid and they had to go make it into a romance movie, who cares about mj anyways? or aunt may for that matter he should web shoot them both in the face then fling them into the sun... then web the sun so they cant get out. i heard part 3 had a lot of that mushy stuff too, i think i'll wait till its out on dvd
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Post by: James on May 15, 2007, 09:23:33 PM
Serenity, watched it again, but hell it is Firefly that in itself is a fine reason to watch it over and over again. Great movie.

Thr3e, piece of s*** low budget flick based off some christian novel, stay away from this movie, far, far away. Or if you really want to see it, at least have a decent laugh at the horribly flawed logic of having a character that doesn't exist having a conversation with a cop, who is not insane.

Seven Samurai, actually only the first half, I unfortunately wasn't able to finish the movie a) because I never got around to it, and b) because by the time the movie got to the intermission it was skipping so bad that it was nearly unwatchable, damned rentals.

Just finished Pan's Labyrinth. Decent acting as well as effects, not to mention a great story. The violence was brutal, definately not for the kiddies. Pretty good movie overall, or at least one of the better movies released to dvd recently.

Just now sitting down to watch The Fountain, hopefully it won't dissapoint.

**EDIT**

Finished The Fountain, and to be honest, it was was pretty...meh? That's pretty much the summary of the feelings that the movie inspired, it was nothing special, nothing life changing, it really wasn't even bad. It was just...meh. One of those movies that leaves you wondering whether you missed the point and in all honesty, I probably did, but in order to find that point I would have to sit through it again and try to sift through the disjointed mess, and I really have no desire to do that.
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Post by: Great One on May 20, 2007, 07:30:39 PM
Yeah, i watched Pans Labyrinth myself last week. It was pretty decent. Also watched James Bonds' new one, which rocked and i'm not much of a Bond fan either.

Also watched Rocky's new one today
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on May 22, 2007, 09:00:08 PM
Enemy at the Gates - Older movie, not as good as I remember, in fact it was a bit boring. Not bad though.

Gladiator - Still a great movie, though not as good as I once thought it was.

Gattaca - Great sci-fi movie.

Watching Children of Dune now, and Apocalypto later.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Gorath on May 27, 2007, 02:11:06 PM
Just came back from seeing Pirates 3. Really awesome movie, although the ending might leave something to be desired for some people. But it was really awesome.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on May 27, 2007, 03:30:36 PM
Finally saw Night at the Museum......meh.
I mean it wasn't bad, but I think they could have done much more with the premise. Still it killed a couple of hours.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: VaanDiijk on May 27, 2007, 04:13:04 PM
I just watched The Island and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised as I didn't really hold any high hopes for the film but I thought that it was pretty good. It reminded me a bit of Logan's run and having Scarlett Johansson(mmmmmmmmm) in it certainly didn't hurt either!
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Dark Elf on May 27, 2007, 11:28:36 PM
vanilla sky and the terminal a couple of weeks back on the telly... not really a movie watcher i might say .. .
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Rhombaad on May 28, 2007, 09:01:19 AM
Saw Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Saturday afternoon.  I really enjoyed it, although there was one moment that made me cringe a bit.

Spoiler: show
That moment being the last-minute "freedom speech" by Elizabeth before the showdown between The Black Pearl and The Flying Dutchman.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End "spoiler"

It was long, but that's never bothered me as long as I was entertained for most, if not all, of the movie (and I certainly was).  I was genuinely surprised by how things turned out at the end for some of the characters, too.  It definitely leaves things open for further sequels, although, personally, if they're going to do more, I'd rather they make a 4th stand alone movie, rather than another trilogy.  I think the actors would prefer things that way, too, as they've been working on these films for a while now.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on May 29, 2007, 02:02:34 AM
Watched a Daniel Craig film and sort of in the middle of watching another...though it's not that great. This ones called Some Voices. The other was called Enduring Love. Nothing special. Especially the one i'm currently watching. Weird....I like Daniel though. He's a great actor
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on May 29, 2007, 02:48:36 AM
Finally got around to watching Apocalypto, it wasn't bad, had a few hilarious moments, a few gorey ones. Its in Mayan of course, which really doesn't bother me, since I usually watch movies with subtitles anyway. It was decent overall, though the end seemed pretty much like a standard action movie with a more artistic look and in a different language.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on May 29, 2007, 04:02:04 AM
watched the better part of American Pie 4: Band Camp today. it had some good laughs, and actually taught a valuable lesson... tomorrow there's going to be a Naked Gun trilogy on tv. awesome!
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: VaanDiijk on May 29, 2007, 06:38:25 PM
I watched Warrior king and I have to say that I think it has the greatest fight sequences ever put to film(if you can forgive the whole elephant thing) and I had a giggle at the end when the wrestler guy picked up the elephant and threw it(like that is happening!!). Last night I also watched Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children which I have to say was F****** AWESOME!!!!! if you can look past the mythical japanese weirdness and just appreciate the action scenes, all the better if you have played through FFVII
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on May 30, 2007, 01:18:35 AM
Watched Spidey3 tonight. I have many thoughts and feelings about this. I was left mainly disappointed though. It's a bit of a messy flick. Shame...
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on May 30, 2007, 04:45:30 AM
Watched Army of Darkness again, such a great movie. If you somehow haven't seen it yet, watch it.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on June 02, 2007, 12:15:55 PM
I watched Hostel last night. Really good movie, I liked it quite a bit. Poor Slovakians must hate it.  I also watched Conan the Barbarian again, which owns. Fantasy classic without a doubt
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on June 04, 2007, 01:23:01 AM
just watched Pulp Fiction. haven't seen that in a while, so it was good to see it again. one of Tarantino's few good movies
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on June 04, 2007, 01:50:07 AM
I just watched Cry Wolf. Decent flick. The ending was really good. It made the film. I actually ended up liking it.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Rhombaad on June 04, 2007, 04:23:05 AM
Just got done watching Team America: World Police.  I love this movie!  Trey Parker and Matt Stone rule!
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on June 04, 2007, 06:06:19 AM
Watched Hannibal Rising either. It was so-so, wasn't all too interesting to be honest.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Althalus on June 04, 2007, 11:13:52 AM
I watched Spider man 3....i think dancing is more evil then venom!  Other then that its all cool plus popcorn made it better.

Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on June 06, 2007, 03:21:50 AM
I watched Halloween for about the millionth time yesterday. It had been a while, but it still shouldn't have seemed so bad. Anyway, I righted the balance today/tonight by watching Unleashed. Cool movie. Jet Li is God, of course. But then you all knew that
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on June 06, 2007, 03:27:54 AM
watched The Rookie yesterday (the baseball movie, not the Eastwood + Sheen detective), which is a really good movie. a bit sentimental though, which is to be expected from a Disney movie. it's about a baseball coach who finds out he one of the fastest pitchers in the world... true story as well. quite amazing actually
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Rhombaad on June 10, 2007, 12:15:53 AM
In the last week I've seen Knocked Up twice, as well as Mr. Brooks.  Knocked Up was hilarious and will definitely be one I pick up on DVD when it comes out.  [Mr. Brooks[/i] was a very interesting/creepy thriller and I really enjoyed it.  I don't usually like Kevin Costner, but I thought he did a great job as a serial killer with a conscience.  Dane Cook has never impressed me outside of his usual stand-up material, but he also did a very good job in the role he was given.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Althalus on June 10, 2007, 01:03:10 AM
I have watched Constantine and Pulp Fiction this weekend so far, i love these movies. I'm about to watch the first season of Primeval which i bought the box set of yesterday. Hope its good, i never got to see any episodes on tv.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on June 10, 2007, 02:26:49 PM
Continuing on with the Jet Li theme (I watched the One and Unleashed earliar) I saw Fearless yesterday. Awesome!
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on June 13, 2007, 12:47:21 AM
Final Fantasy Advent Children - which was pretty good despite my dislike for the games.

Curse of the Golden Flower - mediocre Chinese flick with horrible dubbing (I usually watch foreign movies with subtitles, but I was busy.).

Ghost Rider - Good movie, but bad dialogue. Got a few laughs out of it and was entertained.

Nightwatch - Saw a trailer for Daywatch so I decided to rewatch it, still not too keen on it, but it was better the second time around. I really need to see it in Russian with subtitles...meh maybe later.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Althalus on June 13, 2007, 09:40:48 AM
Quote from: Althalus
I have watched Constantine and Pulp Fiction this weekend so far, i love these movies. I'm about to watch the first season of Primeval which i bought the box set of yesterday. Hope its good, i never got to see any episodes on tv.

I finished the first series DVD's of Primeval, it was an okay show, does anyone know if series 2 is out in the UK yet?
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Myddrun on June 13, 2007, 09:57:46 AM
Quote from: Althalus
I finished the first series DVD's of Primeval, it was an okay show, does anyone know if series 2 is out in the UK yet?

Er there hasn't been a series 2 on TV yet. More's the pitty. I quite enjoyed it.

Spoiler: show
You got the to last episode with the "monster" from the future and they discovered rifts forward in time too? That was the last we've seen so far

Primeval spoiler;Last episode

But there should be a second season though. Primeval (http://entertainment.pipex.com/pipex/story/0,17019,8869_2175232,00.html)
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Althalus on June 13, 2007, 10:01:16 AM
Quote from: Myddrun
Er there hasn't been a series 2 on TV yet. More's the pitty. I quite enjoyed it.

Spoiler: show
You got the to last episode with the "monster" from the future and they discovered rifts forward in time too? That was the last we've seen so far

Primeval spoiler;Last episode

Yep thats the last one i viewed.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on June 14, 2007, 12:27:42 AM
I just watched Behind the mask: The rise of Leslie Vernon. It's good in a crap way, but probably best avoided. Funny to see how they went about it though..
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Rhombaad on June 14, 2007, 08:09:13 PM
Watched Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny again, this time with commentary by Jack Black and Kyle Gass.  These guys are a riot and I highly recommend checking out their commentary.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on June 15, 2007, 01:37:36 AM
Blood and Chocolate - Mediocre
Breach - Great movie, I recommend it.
Canadian Bacon - Hilarious.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on June 15, 2007, 01:52:40 AM
Wow...i'm only after watching Breach like...10 mins ago...the f***. I felt it had a good story and the acting (Chris Cooper, seen him in loads) was top notch, but the plot was a little in pieces. Nothing really changed in the traitors case. Can't understand why they didn't just shoot him beforehand.
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Post by: James on June 15, 2007, 02:23:15 AM
Probably because it didn't happen that way. You do know that it actually happened (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Hanssen), right?
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: gnome on June 17, 2007, 02:41:30 PM
I just got back from watching romulus, my father. Good movie, a little drawn out, but good overall. somewhat depressing.

Also about 1/3 the way into breach (got interrupted).

oh and I watched the ancient movie " to sir, with love".
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Snowlock on June 17, 2007, 03:12:14 PM
watched Hot Fuzz the other day, liked it alot although not quite as much as shaun of the dead, it was still funny though.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on June 20, 2007, 04:41:00 AM
Big Nothing - Decent flick starring Simon Pegg and David Schwimmer. It was labeled as a comedy and in a way it was one, considering all the crap that happened to them throughout. I actually enjoyed it overall.

The Hamiltons - Part of that 8-movie Afterdark thing where the movies are too scary or gruesome to go to theaters (or regular showing, since they did in fact go into showings). This is the third one of these movies I have seen and honestly the only reason these movies couldn't go into regular showings is the lack of quality, because they sure as hell aren't scary and they aren't anymore gruesome or gory than your average zombie movie. This one was hailed as the best from reviewers and I can see why, but I don't agree. What we get is about 90 minutes of Vampire angst (about how people percieve vampires no less...) and more angst about being a vamp. This may have spoiled the film, but if you haven't gotten the fact by the time this little twist is "revealed" then you are hopeless.

Land of the Dead - A zombie movie by Romero...honestly I don't see any point in going further than that. Wasn't bad, though.

The Evil Dead - It's The Evil Dead...watch it if you haven't. I am dissapointed that Evil Dead 2 was out, would have loved to see it tonight as well.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on June 22, 2007, 10:57:31 PM
I finally got around to watching two films recently: Ong Bak and Layer Cake. Both were cracking entertainment. Ong Bak is like a cross between Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Unleashed. I'm a fan of Tony Jaa's now - he makes Jet Li look like a b****.  I've been putting off seeing Layer Cake for a while now as well, and I wasn't disappointed. Good stuff. Daniel Craig just makes it better tho <3

Oh, and I was in the middle of watching some Exorcism movie yesterday, but then my friend called and 'dragged' me to the pub.  I'll watch it later
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Althalus on June 23, 2007, 10:23:37 AM
Just got back from watching Fantastic 4 silver surfer.  I only went to watch the fantastic 1...aka miss Alba  
Didn't mind the movie, it was pretty good effects and all if a little weird in the ending.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: coeshaw on June 23, 2007, 02:08:26 PM
I saw the Prestige again last night, all the twists are so obvious when this is a second viewing
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Ashen Shugar on June 23, 2007, 08:14:09 PM
i watched THE illusionist it was ok, nothing special and pretty predictable. it wont bore you but it wont leave you stunned either
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Rhombaad on June 23, 2007, 08:43:14 PM
Saw Ocean's Thirteen last night.  I found it just as enjoyable as the previous ones, although I liked it more than Ocean's Twelve.  If you had fun watching the previous ones, I recommend you see this one, too.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: coeshaw on June 24, 2007, 01:01:35 AM
I saw Fantastic 4: RIse of the SIlver Surfer, it is a good film but I was not blown away.
Spoiler: show
so how did the silver surfer manage to stop Galactus? did he destroy himself in the process?
Film spoilers
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Erod on June 24, 2007, 07:40:55 PM
Watched all four "Matt Helm" movies as they were shown on TV here, good movies all of them.

The Silencers (1966)
Murderers' Row (1966)
The Ambushers (1967)
The Wrecking Crew (1969)

A shame that Dean Martin declined to make the fifth one that was planned. Now if I could find the 4-DVD box set that was released 2 years ago...
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: The Queen OF Class on June 24, 2007, 10:47:51 PM
Die Hard

Yippeecayeeeeeeeeeeee
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Post by: Great One on June 25, 2007, 12:06:57 AM
I watched Tony Jaa in Warrior King today. <3 Even better than Ong-Bak. Twas done by the same creators. It even had a cool boat chase. It taught me something too: never steal an elephant from a Thai dude. *nods*
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Post by: Darkon on June 25, 2007, 12:12:45 AM
The Faculty.

This movie still rocks.   *takes out a pencil and looks around*  >_>
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Post by: Etora on June 25, 2007, 08:48:08 AM
Man on fire.. that guy sure knows how to kill: "this is a silicone egg, this is a timer, this is a detonator, this is c4... put them all together and this is what u have up your a**."
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on June 25, 2007, 04:31:50 PM
Watched Waiting... again. It was mildly amusing.
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Post by: Bacchus on June 26, 2007, 03:09:04 AM
watched Waterworld yesterday. don't really know why. guess it was on... wanted to watch High Fidelity today, but it was cancelled because of stupid Wimbledon on tv. so i just watched the tennis instead. beggars can't be choosers
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Post by: Snowlock on June 26, 2007, 08:52:43 AM
Quote from: coeshaw
I saw the Prestige again last night, all the twists are so obvious when this is a second viewing
yeh i watched this last night, good film but im annoyed that i didnt figure out the secret to the trick its quite obvious really.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: mortis on June 27, 2007, 01:05:58 AM
Baz why does tennis affect cloggie tv?

i recently saw Blood diamond, great  movie, but a bit depressing... is a reminder of how crazy the world we live in is.. where people are capable of terrible things, and our so called civilised world just doesnt do anything to help africa... no oil i guess...

Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on June 30, 2007, 02:44:13 PM
i went to see Transformers the other day, and it was awesome. i was actually a bit sceptic before, but to be honest, it was all i hoped it to be. it looked awesome, there was action, it was funny. everyone should go see it
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: mortis on July 01, 2007, 11:52:38 PM
transformers is ot one im dying to see if im honest old chum.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on July 02, 2007, 02:26:21 AM
I watched Kill Bill 2 yesterday (funny it's on tv tonight too) - it's not great. Taratino does his own things, and that's that. You either like it or you don't. I also watched IT which is a good film, despite the american geeks and the bad ending. Ah well.

A new film I saw last night though was Hannibal Rising. A darn good flick, which has recieved way too much bad press. Very unjust, i felt after seeing it. The kid who played Hannibal was perfect in the role, as well.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on July 02, 2007, 02:30:54 AM
watched Tenacious D, the Pick of Destiny today. was pretty fun. nothing exceptional, but still good
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Myddrun on July 02, 2007, 10:21:39 AM
March of the Penguins.

Ok so it's just a wildlife documentary with Morgan Freeman doing the naration but it's a film.  

The photography was pretty good and it wasted and hour and a bit.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Althalus on July 02, 2007, 11:12:17 AM
Just watched Jurassic Park 1&2 i still love these movies.

I am planning on watching Transformers as soon as possible, my mate at work gave it a good rap.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: dante on July 02, 2007, 12:53:52 PM
sat and watched fearless, with jet li the otherday thought it was great. also sat and watched empire records for the first time ever the other week. the g/f made me watch it but by the end thought it was awesome.
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Post by: James on July 03, 2007, 04:07:22 AM
Watched The Shooter with Mark Walhberg, it was actually kind of decent, though I am utterly tired of the way he speaks.

Hmm, then there was A History of Violence, which I thought would be better, but wasn't. The ending was the worst part as it didn't really tie up one of the main veins of the story.

Hudson Hawk...just a funny movie.

That is all for this week, I'll be getting some more tomorrow.
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Post by: Great One on July 05, 2007, 01:24:51 AM
I watched the Corpses Bride and the Convenant last night. Two good films, both for entirely different reasons.
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Post by: Myddrun on July 05, 2007, 10:05:12 AM
Saw part of the Hogfather last night on satelite and I wasn't that impressed with the adapation.

After reading most of Discworld novels up to about Going Postal I've got used to his humour, witty inserts, and sometimes quite frank irelavent but funny side lines that adds to the scene.

The bits I saw did have any, explained very little and quite franky had no appeal; it just "lacked"..... (Period)

I think I'll just read the book again cause I feel cheated.
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Post by: zeratulcraft on July 07, 2007, 02:41:24 AM
Watched 3 movies last night.

The Cave : Newish flick, really really cool. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0402901/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0402901/)

Spill : An old american movie more suited as a tv movie. A daytime tv movie. No IMDB link because mostly...it's not great.

After Dark : A movie about...well, frankly, redneck vampires. But it's done so very well. A must for any vampire lover and even for some who don't. It's just...so good. See it, I dare you....chicken. Yes, I'm calling you all a chicken, prove me wrong by seeing it.

And about the IMDB links, I kinda closed my IMDB tab after I found The Cave's one and I can't be bothered opening another one.
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Post by: Great One on July 07, 2007, 04:07:09 AM
I watched V for Vendetta again last night and White Noise (see it!). Both were good disctertainment. White Noise even has the guy from Serenity <3
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Rhombaad on July 09, 2007, 02:13:35 AM
In the last week I've seen both Transformers and Live Free or Die Hard.  The first I was disappointed with, mainly due to the fact that the ending felt extremely rushed.  I'm going to go see it again and give it one more chance, though.  I loved Live Free or Die Hard; it was really awesome.  A fantastic addition to the Die Hard franchise, in my opinion.
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Post by: Great One on July 14, 2007, 02:57:52 AM
I finally got around to seeing the new Die Hard film. In short, it rocked. Hollywood really out did itself on a few things.

Tonight, I watched Hannibal again. I'd forgotten how brilliant this film is, and it still seemed fresh, which makes me wonder either if I was drunk on first view or if I was in the company of friends. Either way, it's very strange. I was very surprised to see that it is Gary Oldman who stars as the Mason character in the film, as well. You wouldn't know from how he looks, but I should of remembered hearing about it or some other way. Hmm...
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Post by: coeshaw on July 22, 2007, 01:11:43 PM
I watched Die Hard 4 yesterday, it was a really good action film. Very silly in places but a lot of fun.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: coeshaw on July 22, 2007, 10:04:42 PM
I watched the latest Harry Potter film at the cinema today, I was very impressed. I admit I can not remember the books that well, but I think they got the main point of the story across. It was a shame there was no Quiddich or swamp however.
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Post by: Poper on July 24, 2007, 12:31:03 PM
Quote
White Noise even has the guy from Serenity

Oh yeah, that guy he's great. Do you mean the dead guy? the black guy? the tough guy? the stupid guy? the smart guy? the geek guy? oh wait there's more guys in major roles than I thought so I'm not even going to continue.

I just watched Live Free or Die Hard (aka Die Hard 4) it was everything I expected and wanted from it. A good bit of fun with some references to the older movies, and lots of BOOM. Its all anyone should ever ask from a Die Hard flick.
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Post by: Myddrun on July 24, 2007, 12:54:04 PM
Quote from: coeshaw
I watched the latest Harry Potter film at the cinema today, I was very impressed. I admit I can not remember the books that well, but I think they got the main point of the story across. It was a shame there was no Quiddich or swamp however.

hehe the swamp and the fireworks was what I was hoping for at the end. Shame they didn't do trhe scenes justice.

Saw Aeon Flux for the first time the other day. I was impressed with that too. I would never have guesed it was filmed predominantly (if not all) in Berlin.

Good plot and reasonable effects. I'd watch it again.
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Post by: Rhombaad on July 26, 2007, 07:34:19 PM
I saw Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix last Friday.  I thought it was okay.  It was the first movie I've seen after reading the books, so it was a little disappointing, but I had expected that.  It's always a disappointment when your favorite scenes in the book either don't make it into the film, or the film doesn't quite hit the mark with what they show.  I was very disappointed with the Dumbledore vs. Voldemort fight at the end, however, as I thought J.K. was very specific with the fight and that it could have been handled much better than it was.  Oh well.  I'll end up picking this up on DVD anyway.
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Post by: Bacchus on July 28, 2007, 02:24:48 PM
i watched Platoon yesterday. probably one of the best war movies if you ask me. it overshadows Apocalypse Now anyway
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Salmaneser on July 28, 2007, 04:32:54 PM
I can easily name lots better war movies. All Quiet on the Western Front, Full Metal Jacket and A bridge too far for example.
Title: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: coeshaw on July 28, 2007, 11:17:10 PM
I watched the Simpson's movie today, there was some funny bits but I did not think it was amazing. Still an entertaining watch.
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Post by: Great One on July 29, 2007, 06:40:18 AM
Quote from: Poper


Oh yeah, that guy he's great. Do you mean the dead guy? the black guy? the tough guy? the stupid guy? the smart guy? the geek guy? oh wait there's more guys in major roles than I thought so I'm not even going to continue.

Nathan Fillion. The captain, duh.
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Post by: Rhombaad on July 30, 2007, 06:30:13 AM
Quote from: coeshaw
I watched the Simpson's movie today, there was some funny bits but I did not think it was amazing. Still an entertaining watch.
I saw that the other day, too.  It was just what I expected, and much less disappointing than some of the other hyped-up movies I've been to this summer.  I need to get some of the series on DVD one of these days.  I'll probably pick up the movie when it comes out, too.
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Post by: Snowlock on July 30, 2007, 08:48:19 AM
Quote from: coeshaw
I watched the Simpson's movie today, there was some funny bits but I did not think it was amazing. Still an entertaining watch.
yeh i agree, i love the simpsons and watch it all the time. The movie was good but not quite up there with some of the best simpsons episodes. And speaking of the simpsons there is a great site called 'simpsonize me' where you upload a picture of yourself and the site turns it into a simpsons character, as you can see ive done mine and i look a bit like simon cowell.
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Post by: Bacchus on July 31, 2007, 02:23:45 AM
Quote from: Salmaneser
I can easily name lots better war movies. All Quiet on the Western Front, Full Metal Jacket and A bridge too far for example.

can only partially agree with A Bridge too Far, which is indeed a good film, but quite different from Platoon. one of my fav war movies, now i think of it, is probably Bridge over the River Kwai. great movie that. i was cheering for the bridge anyway


today i watched Revenge of the Nerds and The Hitchhikers Guide Movie. both made me laugh
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Post by: Bacchus on August 02, 2007, 08:26:46 AM
watched the Chronicles of Narnia yesterday. it was an ok-ish movie. a bit annoying to watch a battlefield and not see a drip of blood. stupid disney
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Post by: zeratulcraft on August 02, 2007, 09:25:14 AM
Donnie Darko.

I have only 36 words to say about it : Trippy.

Disclaimer : 35 words were cut from the description.
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Post by: Bacchus on August 03, 2007, 03:22:15 AM
watched Dirty Harry and Sideways today. Dirty Harry is one of my alltime fav movies. i kinda have a man-crush on Clint Eastwood i guess. Sideways wasn't half bad either, but a bit too dramatic for my liking
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Post by: coeshaw on August 05, 2007, 12:59:25 AM
I saw Transformers, it was a very cool film with some funny moments in it. The special effects were awesome
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Post by: Althalus on August 05, 2007, 11:00:49 AM
I watched Knocked Up, not really my type of movie but it was funny in parts.
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Post by: Dark Elf on August 05, 2007, 11:06:17 AM
twin peaks the movie (forgot it's title)
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Post by: Gorath on August 05, 2007, 11:31:26 AM
Saw Simpsons movie today, was quite good, I really enjoyed it.
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Post by: Great One on August 05, 2007, 07:38:26 PM
Quote from: coeshaw
I saw Transformers, it was a very cool film with some funny moments in it. The special effects were awesome  
Yeah, I watched the old animated movie the other night. It's top stuff too. I don't think I ever saw it beforehand too, which was nice.

Anyway, I watched Superman Returns again yesterday. Class film. I'm a Superman-sucker.
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Post by: Rhombaad on August 06, 2007, 11:34:00 PM
Went to see "Hot Rod" opening night and really enjoyed myself.  It was exactly what I was expecting, so I wasn't disappointed at all.

Quote from: Great One
Anyway, I watched Superman Returns again yesterday. Class film. I'm a Superman-sucker.
I love that movie!  I'm excited for the sequel, "The Man of Steel".
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Post by: Great One on August 07, 2007, 11:31:50 PM
Yeah, i'm looking forward to it myself. It should be especially good with the inclusion of two villains this time.
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Post by: Rhombaad on August 08, 2007, 07:38:37 PM
Quote from: Great One
Yeah, i'm looking forward to it myself. It should be especially good with the inclusion of two villains this time.
Nice!  I hadn't heard that bit of information.  It makes sense, and itsn't all that surprising, but exciting nontheless.  I know Spacey has been brought back to play Lex, but I wonder who the 2nd villain is.

The other night I watched Spielberg's "War of the Worlds", one of my personal favorites.  I really enjoyed the spin he put on this sci-fi classic, as well as Tim Robbins's "cameo" as the crazy dude holed up in his basement.
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Post by: coeshaw on August 12, 2007, 12:11:41 PM
I watched Bourne Identity last night, it was ok. Not as good as I remember and it had defiantly aged badly with the technology involved. I want to watch the second Bourne film before the third is out in the UK next week.
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Post by: Dark Elf on August 12, 2007, 02:58:16 PM
Transformers ... The Nostalgy (or whatever you call it) only the boy meets girl story was a bit less, but the movie was pretty nice
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Post by: zeratulcraft on August 13, 2007, 03:28:54 PM
I watched Donnie Darko again the other day. I refer you to my previous review.

http://hallofworlds.net/forum/index.php?sh...ost&p=79339 (http://hallofworlds.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=1976&view=findpost&p=79339)
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Post by: James on August 16, 2007, 04:53:08 AM
Hmm, been a while.

- The Host: Foreign monster flick which was better than I thought it'd be (not much of a fan of monster flicks). It was actually quite funny throughout the movie which helps a lot.

- Hot Fuzz: Good movie, though it wasn't near as good as Shaun of the Dead, it was slightly boring until towards the end, then the film really picks up with both the action and humor. Not that there isn't humor, throughout, it is just heavy-handed towards the end.

- Starship Troopers: Rewatched it actually, I used to actually like this abomination of a film, until I read the book that is. It truly is a travesty that the f*** of a director was able to slap the Starship Troopers title on his horrible movie.

- Original SW Trilogy: Classic.

- Pathfinder: Crap. Vikings fighting Indians isn't really all that good of a concept to begin with, but add in the fact that the Vikings really only fight one Indian who isn't really an Indian, but a Viking who though stranded as a little boy. Of course the Vikings are evil men in armor who grunt and growl and the Indians are wise and peaceful. Most of the film revolves around the Indian-viking taking on the entire invading force by himself, with limited help by a woman and another Indian who appears to be a bit off in the head. This movie is pretty much an over-exaggerated bore-fest.

- Wild Hogs: This comedy really wasn't all that funny, in fact I don't think any of the main cast was funny in the slightest. It was the oddball characters that actually produced the laughs. John C. McGinley as the gay cop was the best of the lot, with the Sklar brothers as the deputies taking second. Other than that, I can't speak highly of the movie. Travolta annoyed me throughout, Martin Lawrence just wasn't funny, and has Tim Allen ever been funny? Actually William H. Macy, was good for some laughs, and the only one out of the bunch who was funny at times. It is pretty much 100 minutes of gay jokes and mediocre acting.

- The Lookout: Not a bad movie, though I thought it would be better. Worthy of at least a second watch.

- 300: f****** boring. The battles were good, but it did little to bring any sort of value to this movie. Honestly it is the only movie in a long time where I had to try to stay awake through.

- I Think I Love My Wife: Avoid. Another comedy that really isn't all that funny, and by that I mean, not funny at all.

That is all I can think of for now.

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Post by: Kevinator9 on August 16, 2007, 06:01:17 AM
Hot Fuzz, Thats is a funny movie, just saw it a few days ago.
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Post by: Bacchus on August 16, 2007, 02:04:15 PM
watched Precious Find yesterday. another Rutger Hauer classic. to be honest, it wasn't really that good a movie at all. it was 3 in the morning when it finished, and i was happy i could went to bed. but hey, it has Rutger Hauer in it
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Post by: coeshaw on August 18, 2007, 02:54:06 PM
Watched the Bourne Supremecy on DVD last night, this was the second time I had seen the film. It was good, hopefully this weekend I will see the Bourne Ultimatium at the cinema.
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Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on August 18, 2007, 03:53:07 PM
Saw the Bourne Ultimatium last night with my girlfriend, she liked it and so did I. You should enjoy it Coe.
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Post by: Snowlock on August 18, 2007, 06:34:56 PM
in the last week ive seen jackass 2 (funny as hell) blades of glory(funny as hell) the simpsons(funny as hell).
So to sum up these three films are 'AS FUNNY AS HELL'
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Post by: Cenedra on August 18, 2007, 09:34:15 PM
Had I watched Transformers last time I posted? Well if I hadn't already said it, IT WAS AWESOME. For serial. I'm buying the DVD when it comes out. I know some people didn't like it but I found it amazing... the robot designs were pretty badass.

I've also seen Pan's Labyrinth lately and 300. Pan's Labyrinth I've seen before and is one of my favourite movies. It's like one of my Vertigo comics come to life! And the lullaby is really catchy... 300 I actually really liked. More for the novelty than that it had actual substance. It was just.. cool and also really really funny. It was about Spartans. In capes. And SPEEDOS. I never got over that, I think.
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Post by: Snowlock on August 18, 2007, 09:38:37 PM
Quote from: Cenedra
Had I watched Transformers last time I posted? Well if I hadn't already said it, IT WAS AWESOME. For serial. I'm buying the DVD when it comes out. I know some people didn't like it but I found it amazing... the robot designs were pretty badass.

I've also seen Pan's Labyrinth lately and 300. Pan's Labyrinth I've seen before and is one of my favourite movies. It's like one of my Vertigo comics come to life! And the lullaby is really catchy... 300 I actually really liked. More for the novelty than that it had actual substance. It was just.. cool and also really really funny. It was about Spartans. In capes. And SPEEDOS. I never got over that, I think.
yeh transformers rules. and apparently if you watch the movie through a piece of red plastic you get to see something about each transformer(something like if its autobot or decepticon)
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Post by: Bacchus on August 19, 2007, 04:49:43 AM
just watched Apocalypse Now, the redux with 50 min added material. took me 3 hours and 8 minutes... a decent watch, not one of my personal fav, but it manages to show the insanity of war, which is probably what it's all about
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Post by: James on August 20, 2007, 03:39:30 AM
Watched Beneath, I didn't expect much since it was one of those MTV movies, and I got exactly what I expected.
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Post by: Bacchus on August 20, 2007, 03:54:06 AM
watched The Curse of the Comodo. it was quite brilliant. really loved it

also watched Jarhead. been watching a lot of war movies lately. didn't like this one that much though. still, quite fascinated by this war thing recently. don't understand the fascination with something i, and everyone else, so clearly dislike
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Post by: zeratulcraft on August 20, 2007, 08:09:27 AM
Ah man, jarhead had some cool backgrounds, like when the oil fields go up in flames and the sky turns pitch black, looked so cool.
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Post by: Bacchus on August 22, 2007, 02:04:09 AM
yeah, that look kinda cool. but it just didn't look real enough to me. but i think the movie shows the boredom of soldiers at war really well.

just watched Replicant. there's a channel airing a Jean Claude van Damme movie every day this week, and i plan on watching them all. Replicant was pretty nice actually. also, there was a Jean Claude a** shot before the first commercial break, so good going there too.
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Post by: Great One on August 22, 2007, 01:37:29 PM
I watched Battlestar Galactica the night before last. I enjoyed what I saw of it....I'll need to re-watch it sometime though *shakes-fist at chat-doers*
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Post by: Bacchus on August 23, 2007, 03:54:04 AM
watched Universal Soldier 2, starring Jean Claude van Damme today. also watched The Greatest Game ever played. a good movie about golf. too bad it's damn patriottistic
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Post by: Edhelur on August 25, 2007, 03:17:14 AM
Stardust! Who has seen it yet....?

My friend and I agreed that Septimus might well be Snape's third cousin twice removed. Any opinions?
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Post by: zeratulcraft on August 25, 2007, 05:55:06 AM
Saw "Next" the other night, one of the newer Nick Cage movies.

I'd tell you what I thought of it, but I know how you'll all react, so instead I'm going to alter the future by not saying anything beyond this point.
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Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on August 25, 2007, 04:17:54 PM
Made my girlfriend watch The Boondock Saints last night, I think she might have actually liked it................there is hope for her yet


PS greatest movie ever!
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Post by: Althalus on August 26, 2007, 12:21:15 PM
Watched Green Street Hooligans, a bit of a bloody depiction of some hyperactive english football fans.  Has any one seen it?  Just watching some of the pitched battles made me feel sore.
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Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on August 26, 2007, 05:32:44 PM
seen it and loved it.
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Post by: coeshaw on August 30, 2007, 01:55:58 PM
Last night I watched Shrek 3 and Sunshine. Shrek 3 was ok with some funny bits but not anywhere near as good as the first film. Sunshine was better than I expected, some great special effects and a tense storyline.
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Post by: Bacchus on August 31, 2007, 01:13:48 AM
just watch Dirty Harry: Dead Pool... course it was awesome, it has Dirty Harry in it
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Post by: Darkon on August 31, 2007, 10:06:49 PM
Garfield. Don't know what to think of it. Amusing, but not hilarious.
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Post by: coeshaw on September 01, 2007, 11:04:05 AM
I watched Oceans Thirteen on DVD last night, I enjoyed the third film much more than the second, though I preferred the first movie.
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Post by: Bacchus on September 03, 2007, 03:10:28 AM
just watched the 1956 movie Beyond a Reasonable Doubt. a pretty decent movie. there's just something about film noirs that makes them absolutely awesome
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Post by: James on September 03, 2007, 04:08:12 AM
Spiderman 3. Such a horrible movie, bad acting, bad special effects, and far too long.
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Post by: zeratulcraft on September 05, 2007, 04:46:43 AM
28 Weeks Later.

If there is any lesson that could be learned from this movie, it is that helicopter's are an extremely dangerous and brutal weapon when used against the rage horde.
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Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on September 05, 2007, 06:23:21 PM
Watched se7en for the umpteen time.
Love this movie, Freeman and Spacey at their finest.
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Post by: coeshaw on September 09, 2007, 12:33:44 AM
I have recently watched 28 Weeks later which I enjoyed especially as it was all filmed around London . I have also watched Goal II living the dream, this is a decent football movie which provides a bit of insight into the world of football and celebrity. Last night I went to the cinema to Bourne Ultimatum, I thought this was excellent and probably the best of the 3 Bourne films.
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Post by: Bacchus on September 09, 2007, 01:12:20 AM
went to the cinema to watch  Das Leben der Anderen. a pretty good german movie about the communistic DDR before the fall of the wall. yesterday i saw 300, which was also decent. a bit bloody though, but nice enough
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Post by: Darkon on September 09, 2007, 10:49:11 AM
Sweet Charity.

Hey big spender!

That song was probably what I liked most about the entire movie.
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Post by: coeshaw on September 16, 2007, 07:46:59 PM
I watched the film Firewall on Friday night, it was a bit unbelievable I must say.
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Post by: Edhelur on September 16, 2007, 09:31:40 PM
Unbelievable in a good way or a bad way, Coe?


My friend brought over a Clue DVD and we watched it yesterday. Quite amusing, oddly enough. And Evette had a .... stunning dress. *grins*
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Post by: coeshaw on September 16, 2007, 10:53:33 PM
Quote from: Edhelur
Unbelievable in a good way or a bad way, Coe?
My friend brought over a Clue DVD and we watched it yesterday. Quite amusing, oddly enough. And Evette had a .... stunning dress. *grins*

Bad way, I thought it was funny how they had full net access driving through the countryside from a laptop with no phone plugged into it.
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Post by: Myddrun on September 17, 2007, 09:43:23 AM
Oliver Stones "World Trade Centre".

Considering the subject Stone and screenplay team did a pretty good job of not over sensationalising it, however as a film I thought it was a tad bland in places and the dialogue suffered. Much could have been done showing it from the perspectives of just a few more characters.

Good film over all through.
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Post by: Bacchus on September 20, 2007, 02:50:34 AM
in the past week i watched the Lord of the Rings extended edition trilogy. that's roughly another 10 hours of my life i'll never get back. it wasn't all bad though
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Post by: Kevinator9 on September 20, 2007, 10:10:14 PM
My brother just got die hard 4.0 and the bourne ultimatum on his ipod so we tried to watch it on my dads laptop yesterday but he doesnt have itunes so ill watch it later...
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Post by: Myddrun on September 24, 2007, 10:22:55 AM
"Happy Feet" Yay cute singing and dancing penguin.  

It was pretty good and the music was fun. Our little lad enjoyed it anyway (which is all that counts) but how did they manage to get the really poor attempt at an "eco-plot" in to the film in the first place.

Spoiler: show
OK the "odd one out" dancing penguin wants to know where all the fish are going, has a bit of an adventure (most of the film) and gets caught by humans. He dances in the zoo and the humans come to the "stop fishing the antartic" conclusion and let him go in about 10 mins of a 1h 40min film. There wasn't enough to get the eco message through and should have left it at the "it's ok to be different" moral.
Happy Feet plot spoiler
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Post by: Darkon on September 24, 2007, 07:23:26 PM
Quote from: Myddrun
"Happy Feet" Yay cute singing and dancing penguin.  

I love that movie. Even have it on DVD.   The eco-plot was ok. The helicopter scene rocked most.
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Post by: Lady Mara of the Acoma on September 25, 2007, 03:34:38 AM
They showed "The Bourne Supremacy" on TV, so I ended next watching the DVD of "the Bourne Ultimatum" and found it so much better than the other two!
Maybe the fact that there's less running and more "network" showing, computering and so on!

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Post by: James on September 25, 2007, 07:37:53 PM
Watched Knocked Up, not as funny as so many people have claimed it to be.
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Post by: Darkon on September 25, 2007, 09:15:03 PM
National Treasure. Apart from the last half hour.

Damn you SBS!
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Post by: Bacchus on October 08, 2007, 10:47:52 PM
watched Rocky the other day, and just watched Rocky 2. bot classics. tomorrow is Rocky 3
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Post by: James on October 14, 2007, 10:04:05 PM
28 Weeks Later - An all right movie. It would have been a lot better had the entire plot not been fueled purely by stupidity.

Rise - Horrible B Vampire movie starring Lucy Liu.

Masters of Horror Dreams of the Witchhouse - Short film from Stuart Gordon based off an H.P. Lovecraft story. It wasn't bad.

Wraiths of Roanoke - a SciFi original, and quite crap.

The Condemned - Not too bad for a film starring a wrestler.

300 - A re-watch, still sucked.

The TV Set - Comedy from David Duchovney, it wasn't bad.

You Kill Me - Dark Comedy and pretty good at points.



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Post by: Snowlock on October 14, 2007, 10:16:33 PM
i watched the condemned, i thought Vinnie Jones was great, steve austin wasnt bad either.
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Post by: Edhelur on October 14, 2007, 10:18:52 PM
Watched the first... five (i think) episodes of Slayers last night. Funny! especially when you're watching with a fangirl who can recite the entire thing, that's even funnier.
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Post by: Darkon on October 14, 2007, 10:19:05 PM
High School Musical again. Taped #2. Going to watch it sometime in the vacation.
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Post by: Snowlock on October 14, 2007, 10:21:54 PM
My missus just watched that and she loved it, maybe i should give it a go.
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Post by: Etora on October 15, 2007, 02:08:37 PM
Just watched Rush Hour 3! Haven't laughed that much for a while. Christ Tucker is the bomb.
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Post by: James on October 15, 2007, 05:59:55 PM
Watched X-Files The Movie, wonderful as always.
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Post by: Darkon on October 15, 2007, 07:04:28 PM
Quote from: Snowlock
My missus just watched that and she loved it, maybe i should give it a go.

You should. It's not a bad movie. Some songs are quite good actually. Although if you hate disney, I wouldn't recommend it.
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Post by: Bacchus on October 15, 2007, 11:52:10 PM
just watched The Perfect Man, starring Heather Locklear and Hilary Duff. my mates bought it for my birthday, knowing how i really admire both Heatler Locklear and Hilardy Duff... and yes, the movie is as good as you might suspect it is
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Post by: Edhelur on October 15, 2007, 11:57:18 PM
Which is to say, pretty bad? I mean, starring Hilardy Duff, eh?

*grins*

do movies I want to watch count? I really want to finish Slayers, but for that my friend has to be bribed into coming here with them. Not that it'll take much of a bribe, but it does take time. *waits impatiently for the weekend*
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Post by: Darkon on October 16, 2007, 02:25:41 PM
Quote from: Bacchus
just watched The Perfect Man, starring Heather Locklear and Hilary Duff. my mates bought it for my birthday, knowing how i really admire both Heatler Locklear and Hilardy Duff... and yes, the movie is as good as you might suspect it is

It's so good, I hadn't even heard of it until I read your post. That's amazing!
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Post by: Snowlock on October 16, 2007, 08:19:29 PM
i just watched the new Halloween, it wasnt bad but there are much better horror movies.
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Post by: Val on October 16, 2007, 09:16:24 PM
Watched "Team America" the other day. Was funny in some instances, but I didn't think it was particularly top notch overall./
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Post by: Darkon on October 16, 2007, 09:21:29 PM
Quote from: Val
Watched "Team America" the other day. Was funny in some instances, but I didn't think it was particularly top notch overall./

That scene in Egypt was best of the entire movie in my humble opinion. What did you think of it?
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Post by: James on October 16, 2007, 09:43:56 PM
Watched Transformers, it was pretty good.

Am now watching Black Sheep, the sheep film from New Zealand people were talking about.
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Post by: Val on October 16, 2007, 10:07:49 PM
Quote from: Darkon
That scene in Egypt was best of the entire movie in my humble opinion. What did you think of it?

Lol, yea the Egypt one wasn't too bad. Him being accepted as a terrorist. That Sarah lassie shooting down the entire harem. The terrorists deciding that they're going to blow themselves up. I still don't get though how they believed he was really an Arab ... he didn't look like one at all after that transformation.

Though I must say that final speech about dicks, pussies and a******* wasn't too bad either. I had to laugh about that with no end.

And poor lonely Kim Jong Il... The movie was funny overall, but there were a few parts that made me go "duh". Him getting drunk over them being locked in was so stereotypical. And the ending is typical Americans. The countdown stopped 1 hundredth of a second away froom detonation...aargh!
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Post by: Darkon on October 16, 2007, 10:18:02 PM
Yeah, I especially laughed so much at the scene where they blew up the pyramids.

Just saw Jackie Chan's The Tuxedo. Funny movie.
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Post by: The Queen OF Class on October 16, 2007, 10:18:40 PM
Anyone seen Superbad?
I went to see it recently in the cinema, and i had no idea what it was about (otherwise I'd never have gone to see it on a first date) but hell, it was funny!
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Post by: Val on October 16, 2007, 10:25:02 PM
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Just saw Jackie Chan's The Tuxedo. Funny movie.

Don't ask me why, but I've never been able to enjoy Jackie Chan movies. He's funny, for granted, but overall, nah ... I love them good old Bud Spencer & Terence Hill movies. Ever seen any of them. Oh, they're such classics.
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Post by: James on October 17, 2007, 02:55:02 AM
Okay, let's do this.

Transformers - Overall, a good movie. There were points when it just seemed like a high-budget General Motors commercial, too many. I was also disappointed by the overall lack of screen time for the bots themselves. For a movie about the Transformers, there sure wasn't much about them, in fact half the time it felt like they were just there for comic relief. Like I said, good, but I am glad I rented it.

Black Sheep - That NZ movie. It was actually pretty good and quite humorous at times.

The Reaping - To sum up this movie... I had no clue what the f*** was actually going on. I lost focus on the movie near the beginning due to the large amount of flashbacks and delusional visions and I never regained it.

The Invisible - A movie I heard about some time ago that just vanished off the radar to be released today. It was a decent movie and at the very least, interesting.
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Post by: Jaszon, Duke of Krondor. on October 17, 2007, 10:50:25 AM
Blade runner. was good
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Post by: Darkon on October 17, 2007, 03:19:37 PM
Quote from: Val
Don't ask me why, but I've never been able to enjoy Jackie Chan movies. He's funny, for granted, but overall, nah ... I love them good old Bud Spencer & Terence Hill movies. Ever seen any of them. Oh, they're such classics.

I enjoy his movies because they're funny have martial arts, adventure and they don't require any thinking. Which can be quite nice from time to time. Especially after a long day of work.
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Post by: The Queen OF Class on October 17, 2007, 07:32:37 PM
Jackie Chan bugs me, I'd love to karate kick him
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Post by: Darkon on October 17, 2007, 07:35:16 PM
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Jackie Chan bugs me, I'd love to karate kick him

But he can fight so well with clogs! How could you possibly dislike him?
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Post by: Val on October 17, 2007, 07:40:10 PM
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But he can fight so well with clogs! How could you possibly dislike him?

If you're looking for someone who can REALLY fight, look for CHuck Norris or Bruce LEe.
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Post by: The Queen OF Class on October 17, 2007, 08:03:31 PM
Bruce lee, now there was a fighter and a man, he was my hero!
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Post by: Darkon on October 17, 2007, 09:17:52 PM
No, I'm not looking for anyone else. I'll stick to Jackie Chan. After all I mostly watch for the humour, then the martial arts. So he'll do just fine. Thanks very much.
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Post by: James on October 17, 2007, 10:38:08 PM
Unfortunately the humor from things with Chuck Norris in it is rarely intended.
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Post by: Ashen Shugar on October 21, 2007, 05:26:03 PM
tony jaa can fight, or atleast makes it look like he can, especially in ong bak. his last movie "the protector" was ok, but not as good as ong bak.

I watched the most boring movie i've ever seen today. it was george clooneys latest one, can't remember what its called, James... something. there was no point to the movie, no moral and the story line was absolute crap, my cousine fell asleep, i was like "the good parts gotta be soon" but it never happens... thats the last time i listen to the review on the poster of the movie "one of the best thrillers of the year" my hairy arse
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Post by: Ellia on October 23, 2007, 02:23:03 AM
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I watched the most boring movie i've ever seen today. it was george clooneys latest one, can't remember what its called, James... something. there was no point to the movie, no moral and the story line was absolute crap, my cousine fell asleep, i was like "the good parts gotta be soon" but it never happens... thats the last time i listen to the review on the poster of the movie "one of the best thrillers of the year" my hairy arse

It was called Michael Clayton, sweetie.    I just watched Monster-in-Law last night, which was nice since I've been watching too many action movies that I was starting to go GAH-GAH.
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Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on October 23, 2007, 09:32:30 PM
Romero's classic Night of the Living Dead for the umptenth time.
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Post by: James on October 24, 2007, 01:51:32 AM
I watched Mr. Brooks, a wonderful movie. I enjoyed it immensely. I also watched Home of the Brave, which was also good, but not near as.
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Post by: Great One on October 24, 2007, 05:45:14 AM
Quote from: Ashen Shugar
tony jaa can fight, or atleast makes it look like he can, especially in ong bak. his last movie "the protector" was ok, but not as good as ong bak.


 

Damn right, he can! Good to see another person familiar with Tony Jaa's high level of a** kickery.

 

So, I haven't watched much in a while. Last time must of been a couple of weeks ago when I watched about 6/7 movies one weeked. Tonight though, I decided to take it back old school with one of my all time favourite films: The Godfather. Great script (Puzo's a top writer), class acting...everything's perfect for this film. 1972? Another film like it hasn't been made since.

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Post by: Jaszon, Duke of Krondor. on October 24, 2007, 06:52:40 PM
CON AIR.

I dont like any of the stars in it, in anything else. (the 3 main stars, i like a lot of the other cast in EVERYTHING. ie Ving Rhames and Steve Buscemi are just great in whatever they are doing... and 'sally cant dance' was the only good person in hackers... EDIT: actually the tall dude who was in scream was ok in hackers aswell) but cage and malkovich annoy me in EVERY OTHER MOVIE but not in this. its soooo good. its one of my fave movies of all time. its an action thriller and a satire of an action thriller at the same time...

“Define irony - a bunch of idiots dancing around on a plane to a song made famous by a band that died in a plane crash.”

*giggle* i think i may have to watch it again...
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Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on October 24, 2007, 08:12:19 PM
watched Shaun of the Dead at lunch.
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Post by: The Queen OF Class on October 24, 2007, 08:59:22 PM
I watched Sleeping with the enemny last night. I had nightmares.
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Post by: bats on October 25, 2007, 12:31:50 AM
Just received in the Mail the second series on the TV show ROME ,,I just love that show,,
onto the first Disc now ,,just finished the series on Angel, when Spike joined the show,so
 it was good timing for Rome to arrive.
   bats  
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Post by: Aurian on October 25, 2007, 07:55:32 PM
i watched shawn of the dead last night.... not sure weather i like it or not...
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Post by: Jaszon, Duke of Krondor. on October 25, 2007, 08:16:46 PM
Pound Puppies and the legend of big paw.

DON'T SAY A f****** THING.


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Post by: Aurian on October 25, 2007, 08:42:16 PM
of course not jaz.... never....
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Post by: The Squire Of Forest Deep on October 26, 2007, 02:54:08 PM
I watched 'The Island' for the first time the other night. I expected it to be a piece of crap but Migod was I wrong. I missed the first hour, though, so maybe I'm not that qualified to judge but I was just so engrossed in it. Scarlet Johannsen is a fox!
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Post by: Jaszon, Duke of Krondor. on October 26, 2007, 04:54:06 PM
The Cat Returns
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Post by: Darkon on October 26, 2007, 05:37:03 PM
Quote from: Jaszon, Duke of Krondor.
Pound Puppies and the legend of big paw.

Never heard of it, but do tell what story lies behind it and you wanting to watch it.

Haven't seen a decent movie in what? Two weeks? Got plans to change that. I want to see something decent again!
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Post by: Jaszon, Duke of Krondor. on October 26, 2007, 05:49:18 PM
http://imdb.com/title/tt0095894/ (http://imdb.com/title/tt0095894/)

all the songs it are just parodies of real songs, but made to be about.. puppies. anyway one of them us a parody of Duke of Earl, and its been stuck in my head on and off for about 18 years... and it happend again so i bought the dvd  (i hadn't SEEN the movie for 15 years or so..)

th bad guy is called Marvin McNasty. how awesome is that? back when you could tell the bad guy -by his name- no less.
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Post by: Darkon on October 26, 2007, 05:52:55 PM
I see. Good explanation. It's always enjoyable to see those old cartoon shows you liked as a kid.

I agree about the evil name. Things were so much more easier back then. Usually such characters were also drawn looking evil. Like Cruella deVille and stuff.
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Post by: Jaszon, Duke of Krondor. on October 26, 2007, 05:56:27 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/t...y_and_Bones.JPG (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/0d/McNasty,_Lumpy_and_Bones.JPG/200px-McNasty,_Lumpy_and_Bones.JPG)

short, fat, REALLY REALLY pointy teeth. dead give away ^^

i watch a lot of cartoons still though... never going to stop muahahaha
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Post by: Darkon on October 26, 2007, 05:59:27 PM
That's evil spot on.

Yeah I concur that cartoons are good. I still watch every Disney movie I get my hands on.
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Post by: Etora on October 26, 2007, 06:03:22 PM
Quote from: Darkon
Yeah I concur that cartoons are good.

hah.. u're right D, cartoons are always good. I'm always looking forward to watching some good jap anime movies, but i'm yet to find a replacement for Miyazaki's works.

/me tips his hat to the master
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Post by: Jaszon, Duke of Krondor. on October 26, 2007, 06:05:50 PM
Miyazaki is in fact god.

I've yet to come across anything that gets even close to his work...
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Post by: Darkon on October 26, 2007, 06:06:57 PM
Miyazaki's nickname isn't Disney of the East for nothing. Still Ghibli made more animations which didn't involve Miyazaki but his associates. Might be worth a try. Just check their website.
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Post by: Jaszon, Duke of Krondor. on October 26, 2007, 06:13:46 PM
Whisper of the Heart and The Cat Returns were both good.

i refuse to watch grave of the fireflies... Pom Poko was a bit sad... but had good parts.

i cant think of the other non-Miyazaki SG movies off the topof my head... i'm sure theres at least 3-4 more... oh well.
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Post by: Darkon on October 26, 2007, 06:15:56 PM
I've seen both Pom Poko (Lots of fun, with the racoons and all that. ) and Grave of the Fireflies. You should give Grave of the Fireflies a chance Jaz. It's sad but it's a good movie. Albeit not a really happy one.
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Post by: Jaszon, Duke of Krondor. on October 26, 2007, 06:19:29 PM
I don;t like sad endings ¬_¬ and they dont get much worse than Grave.

I'm old fashioned  i like happy ever after endings damn it!
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Post by: Snowlock on October 26, 2007, 06:59:57 PM
i watched spiderman 3 yesterday, and it was the best of the lot in my opinion. i liked the dancing in the street part.
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Post by: The Queen OF Class on October 26, 2007, 09:03:38 PM
Im with Jaz, I dont like sad endings, im such a softie I sit there sobbing.

I hate scary endings too.
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Post by: Great One on October 27, 2007, 01:10:16 AM
Scary endings are what life is all about, Class!
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Post by: Darkon on October 27, 2007, 06:40:50 PM
Quote from: Jaszon, Duke of Krondor.
I don;t like sad endings ¬_¬ and they dont get much worse than Grave.

Berserk's ending of the anime series was probably worse...
I still you should give Grave of the Fireflies a try. It's an interesting piece of work from a japanese artist about their most shameful period in history.
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Post by: Jaszon, Duke of Krondor. on October 28, 2007, 01:50:36 AM
i watch anime for explosions, magic and impossible cute characters. watching 2 orphans starve to death while im sure a very important and impressive piece is just not something i want to watch for fun
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Post by: Snowlock on October 28, 2007, 07:11:56 PM
I watched Harry Potter and the order of the pheonix. It was at the cinema and it was great, all the staff were dressed up and whenever it rained in the movie, water would fall on the audience. there was indoor fireworks going off and loads of other things happening. The kids and me had a great time.

Also Bellatrix is VERY hot in the movie, not what i was expecting.
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Post by: Jaszon, Duke of Krondor. on October 28, 2007, 07:57:09 PM
Muppet's christmas carol ^^
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Post by: The Squire Of Forest Deep on October 29, 2007, 02:02:51 PM
Okay haven't seen this one yet but how EFFING good does Elizabeth: The Golden Age look!? Comes out on my birthday, but not sure if I'm quite THAT nerdy that I'd go to see it on my 18th birthday. I just love Cate Blanchett... I love that part in the previews where she goes "I have a hurricane within me... etc" or whatever it is.
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Post by: Ashen Shugar on October 29, 2007, 02:56:58 PM
watched all the police academy's over the last few weeks i saw part 7 for the first time, they should of stopped at 6
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Post by: Darkon on October 29, 2007, 04:30:32 PM
Jurassic Park's Lost World. Again. Not a bad movie though. Good entertainment.

*imitates a dinosaur* Roawr!
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Post by: James on October 29, 2007, 05:35:39 PM
Evil Dead 2, fantastic as always!
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Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on October 29, 2007, 06:37:07 PM
nightmare before christmas......classic!
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Post by: The Queen OF Class on October 29, 2007, 08:29:34 PM
I watched Chopper!! Again!

That film reminds me of my mate Ash and his adventures of when he was a kebab legend.
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Post by: Bacchus on October 30, 2007, 01:08:15 AM
just watched Crocodile 2. because i saw part 1, and it was so cool, i had to see the sequel. and it actually was just as nice
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Post by: Darkon on October 30, 2007, 05:17:17 PM
The Day After Tomorrow.

Makes me sorta sad. Dunno why. Perhaps the 'Look At Us Messing Up The World'-thing.

On the bright side, the girl in the movie is pretty hot. (Emmy Rossum) Not a bad singer either.
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Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on October 30, 2007, 06:16:12 PM
the eagle has landed - good movie, better book.
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Post by: James on October 30, 2007, 08:24:06 PM
Talk to Me, pretty decent.
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Post by: Great One on October 30, 2007, 11:03:01 PM
Never-Ending Story 2! Oh yeah! If only I could find the first one...
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Post by: Bacchus on October 30, 2007, 11:54:40 PM
just watched Bring it On: All or Nothing. a movie about a cheerleader who wants to win a competition to be in a Rihanna music video. turned out to be a pretty decent movie. had some good laughs. and it had Hayden Pannetiere in it, which was the main reason i watched. that it was actually fun was an added bonus
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Post by: Jaszon, Duke of Krondor. on October 31, 2007, 01:24:21 PM
watching Laputa: the castle in the sky again atm.

such a great film
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Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on October 31, 2007, 04:46:02 PM
planning on watching Frankenstein and Bride of... tonight
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Post by: Darkon on October 31, 2007, 04:58:37 PM
Quote from: Bacchus
just watched Bring it On: All or Nothing. a movie about a cheerleader who wants to win a competition to be in a Rihanna music video.

I contemplated watching it as well yesterday. Saw a single scene and then figured I'd spend my time on reading.

Laputa's an awesome movie. ^_^
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Post by: Snowlock on October 31, 2007, 07:58:32 PM
Just come back from Trick or Treating. My son got a good haul, although you still get the odd miserable one who says no.

s*** i put this in the wrong place. But i can comment on a film i saw today, Die hard 4.0.
Hmmm what can i say? i wasnt great.
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Post by: Darkon on November 03, 2007, 11:05:34 PM
Saw Spiderman 3 at last! Loved it. I liked Venom, I liked bad spidey, I liked Sandman and hell even Harry was good. Out of the three spiderman movies I liked this one most. Not sure whether I think 1 or 3 was the best. For now I'm saying #3.
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Post by: Snowlock on November 04, 2007, 12:20:27 PM
Saw Donnie Brasco last night, one hell of a movie.
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Post by: The Queen OF Class on November 04, 2007, 01:25:57 PM
I love USA - There are always movies on telly.

Anaconda, american pie, Jaws,  and Ive only been here 1 day.
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Post by: Bacchus on November 05, 2007, 02:34:49 AM
just watched Ultra Violet. it was a really bad movie, but it had Milla Jovovich in it, so there was plenty to please the eye
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Post by: Bacchus on November 06, 2007, 01:28:59 AM
just watched the Rambo trilogy. took me a while, but it was worth it. they're classics
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Post by: James on November 06, 2007, 01:42:59 AM
- Army of Darkness
- The Wendell Baker Story
- Just enough of License to Wed to turn it off in disgust.
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Post by: Snowlock on November 06, 2007, 08:58:01 AM
i just watched Van Helsing. I enjoyed it, mostly because of Kate Beckinsale.
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Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on November 08, 2007, 04:49:16 PM
legends of the fall
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Post by: Darkon on November 08, 2007, 05:57:51 PM
Treasureplanet.
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Post by: Snowlock on November 08, 2007, 06:26:52 PM
Karate kid, that film rocks.
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Post by: coeshaw on November 14, 2007, 08:28:37 PM
Watched Casino Royale on DVD a few days back, I really like this film and Eva Green
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Post by: Jaszon, Duke of Krondor. on November 14, 2007, 10:54:15 PM
Quote from: Darkon
Treasureplanet.

/z\ decent cartoon.

I watched Euro-Trip
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Post by: Snowlock on November 15, 2007, 10:09:52 AM
I watched ocean's Thirteen. Better than twelve but not as good as eleven.
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Post by: Salmaneser on November 15, 2007, 03:09:04 PM
The Bruce

Worst historic movie ever. Even Troy does better.
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Post by: Darkon on November 15, 2007, 11:35:54 PM
High School Musical 2

*starts to sing and dance*  
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Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on November 16, 2007, 06:38:44 PM
Ratatouille, I liked it............who knew *shrugs*
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Post by: Great One on November 16, 2007, 09:29:01 PM
/me slaps Darkon and Brody around a bit with a large trout

/me slaps self.....my sister got the new Harry Potter film, so I'll be watching that sometime soon
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Post by: Darkon on November 16, 2007, 11:37:01 PM
Harry Potter 5. I saw the movie a couple of months ago in the cinema, but it's nice to have it on DVD. And there's a bonus disc too. Whee!
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Post by: Bacchus on November 17, 2007, 03:39:56 PM
watched Spiderman 3 the other day. kinda liked it. not as good as spiderman 2 though. that's probably the best superhero movie out there
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Post by: Salmaneser on November 17, 2007, 06:24:23 PM
I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry

Was ok.

On the menu tonight: 300
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Post by: coeshaw on November 18, 2007, 12:50:53 PM
Watched "American Gangster", i thought it was ok but not brilliant. I expected much more from it, it was a bit slow and could have been shorter. The acting from both Russell Crowe and Denzil Washington was very good.
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Post by: Darkon on November 18, 2007, 11:21:36 PM
Timeline. Nice movie.

Full Metal Jacket. ^_^
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Post by: Bacchus on November 19, 2007, 02:55:54 AM
yeah, i watched Full Metal Jacket too. nice movie, especially the drill sarge
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Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on November 19, 2007, 04:14:18 PM
watched We Are MArshall, not bad.
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Post by: Great One on November 19, 2007, 04:26:29 PM
I watched Jersey Girl last night. It wasn't as bad as everyone made it out to be, in my opinion. I rather enjoyed it, but then I am a Ben Affleck fan, so...hard not to, eh
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Post by: Darkon on November 24, 2007, 11:03:58 PM
Lord of War.
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Post by: James on November 25, 2007, 11:38:31 PM
Live Free or Die Hard and a rewatch of Brotherhood of the Wolf.
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Post by: James on November 27, 2007, 10:17:35 PM
I watched Skinwalkers, which I didn't even know was coming out. I had heard about it a while ago, but I never heard of a theatrical release date, let alone a dvd release date. So I saw the movie, picked it up, watched it, and was disappointed.

As far as werewolf flicks go, it was lacking. The story was rather subpar as well as the effects. The werewolf models themselves, while not (obviously) CGI, are laughable. The female ones being the worst, as they look like some horrible big-breasted werecat, which is sure to please the furries out there, but only caused me to try and choke back the laughter.

The story is simple... or is it? Yes, yes it is. While the story is a confusing mess at the beginning, due to the fact that they throw you in the middle of a plot line with no information at all, it soon becomes rather clear as it is explained several times later in the movie to a character, who much like you, seems to be the only one who has not a clue what the hell is going on.

I'll outline it in a rather spoil-free way, which may include small spoilers, so I'll spoiler-box it.

Spoiler: show

Seems, the bad guys (there are four) want to kill a little boy because he can break the curse (lycanthropy). Here is the deal though... they have only four days. Oh well, no real big deal, right? No, seems the entire town the boy is in (save his mother) are all Skinwalkers themselves, except they want to make sure the boy lives so he can deliver them from the curse. Oh my, this could prove difficult, right?

Nope.

Despite the fact that everybody in that town is packing heat, not one of them can shoot worth a damn, so we basically have a long, town-size shootout where nothing actually gets accomplished. But wait! It seems the bad guys are good shots, they pick off a few...

From there we go on the chase, which includes a few more useless shootouts, some more running, some more shootouts, WEREWOLF FIGHT!*, redemption, end.

*Please note that I find the werewolves to look more like large fanged/clawed monkeys, so a fight in which the arms are a swinging is actually pretty funny. Don't expect anything special.



The end of the movie, and by end I mean the last forty-five seconds or so, is perhaps the best part of it. Not because it is the end, which is actually a plus in this case, but because it seems like a possibility for a sequel. Hopefully one that is well written and with decent effects, but honestly I don't expect anything good to come from it.

It wasn't a bad movie, it certainly wasn't good, and I'm not quite sure if it even made it to the point of mediocre. I won't recommend it, but I won't recommend not getting it either.
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Post by: coeshaw on November 28, 2007, 10:14:16 PM
Watched Beowulf at the cinema, I enjoyed it and thought the special effects were very impressive.
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Post by: James on November 30, 2007, 02:10:13 AM
I watched the Futurama movie last night, Bender's Big Score. Wasn't bad, but it wasn't as good as the regular episodes.
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Post by: James on December 01, 2007, 09:13:20 PM
It seems no one else is watching movies...

I watched Guy X, starring Jason Biggs, last night. It was actually a pretty decent movie.
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Post by: Snowlock on December 02, 2007, 05:43:34 PM
i wathced freddy vs Jason last week, i wasnt going to own up to it but i suppose i have too.
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Post by: romana on December 03, 2007, 06:18:23 AM
watched Bad Santa on telly the other night. some good laughs, glad I didn't lry my daughter stay-up and watch it though.
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Post by: Bacchus on December 06, 2007, 02:14:08 AM
got Bottoms Up on DVD, and just watched it. was pretty good. who said Paris Hilton can't act
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Post by: James on December 06, 2007, 03:29:59 AM
I watched Superbad... overhyped trash.
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Post by: Bacchus on December 07, 2007, 02:33:43 AM
just watched Freddy Got Fingered, which i, unfortunately, have on dvd
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Post by: bats on December 07, 2007, 11:11:24 PM
I just watched  Curse of the Golden Flower  WHEW!! what a Epic,,and the Costumes  etc
And Chow Yun Fat  played his best part ever,,and Bats is a Fan of these Movies ,especially Koreaian
Movies they are done so well too.
   bats
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Post by: coeshaw on December 12, 2007, 08:38:37 PM
On the plane to and from Chicago I watched "Run Fat Boy Run" which was funny, Bourne Ultimatum for the second time, still a good movie and the Simpsons movie which was not so good on a second viewing.
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Post by: Dark Elf on December 13, 2007, 05:52:03 PM
i believe that was bender's big score a week ago, don't believe i have watched anything more recently called movie
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Post by: James on December 14, 2007, 02:18:14 AM
I watched The Bourne Ultimatum. I loved the first two and the third did not disappoint, not in the slightest. I'll have to buy the trilogy at some point.

I also watched the new Harry Potter, I liked it, more so than Goblet of Fire at least. The bad thing about the movie is that it got me thinking back on the earlier books (I did not read 6, but I did read the final one.). This thinking back made me realize just how disappointing the final novel was...
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Post by: Bacchus on December 15, 2007, 02:58:43 AM
just watched Return of the Killer Tomatoes, starring George Cloony... a classic. really funny movie
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Post by: Great One on December 15, 2007, 03:37:20 AM
Black Christmas: evil! I could rant so long about this film...*takes big breath* I think I'll hold off though...
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Post by: Althalus on December 16, 2007, 12:36:14 AM
I watched Gabriel at the movies, oh and clueless on tv last night.....mmm Miss Silverstone  
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Post by: Bacchus on December 19, 2007, 12:10:23 AM
i watched the simpsons movie yesterday. even though i was sceptical (knowing how the last few seasons of the simpsons suck monkey balls), i liked it. had some good laughs
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Post by: James on December 19, 2007, 01:14:43 AM
Oh, I've got a long one for you...

I watched the new Resident Evil.

Now, I genuinely liked the first one (I never got into the games, just not my type.). I was at the very least entertained by the second. This... well, this utterly horrid. I am going to outline some points, because if I don't this is just going to look like one giant wall of text (believe me, I was only a quarter way through before I discovered this).

Action
- The action was stylized, it was mindless, it was... repetitive. I am all for over the top, stylized, mindless , action, it is a guilty pleasure of mine, however, this movie decided that it wasn't quite good enough. Because of this decision, they added repetition into the mix, now the fights are stylized, mindless, and just plane boring. There are only so many times you can watch a zombie get it's throat slit* before you begin to yawn.

*While the fantasy, blade-loving, geek within me absolutely loves the fact that Alice has taken to using Kukris to dispatch her undead enemies, it does pose a sort of problem. For one, she only slits the zombies' throats and while I am not zombie expert, it used to be that you had to remove the head or destroy the brain. So then, how does this work? She isn't going very deep, the wounds would no doubt deal with a living person with no problem, but giving a zombie a second grin doesn't really serve to do anything. The strikes aren't severing the spinal cord, they aren't removing the heads, so what the hell is the actual point in this? *sigh* I guess it is another thing that I'll have to chalk up to horrible writing.

Meanwhile, the survivors, the ones with guns anyway, are still shooting the things in the chest for some reason. Perhaps a momentary lapse of reasoning? Perhaps they feel a particular need to rid themselves of precious ammo. Maybe, just maybe, it is another example of the wonderful writing this film exhibits.

Spoiler: show
I would also like to know just how these survivors somehow do not know when someone is infected. Here is a hint, if one of your team has been attacked by a zombie or two recently and is now an unhealthy shade of grey, you may want to investigate his illness further instead of taking his half-assed excuses to heart.



Style
- I am only calling it this because I have no idea what it is actually called. I don't particularly care, either.

The first film had a wonderful style to it, a generally dark environment intermingled by bits and pieces of technology (the hive map). It was great. The second, with it's cityscape, isn't much to speak of and the third is even worse. Sand, sand, decrepit buildings, more sand, and the overuse of the hive maps from the beginning, as well as satellite views are the mainstay for this one. It is bleak and it is boring, but hey, we get a few minutes inside the hive, unfortunately it is not near as polished as the first movie's.

Ideas
- Is Anderson just adding in things for the coolness of it? I was fine with the fact that Alice bonded with the T-virus in the second, just makes for that stylized, mindless action that I so enjoy, however, the end of that film took it too far with the psychic thing. The third takes it further.

Continued in spoilervision:
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Now our Alice can levitate her surroundings in her sleep, including her motorcycle, which is summarily destroyed upon it's landing. She can turn a burst from a flame thrower into a full scale firestorm (she uses it to roast some a large group of infected crows) all the while shielding herself, Carlos, and some unknown woman from the blast, which happened to be aimed right at them. She can even throw the big baddie of the film through a wall, all the while destroying the floor in the process (although this does give her a headache, cause you know, firestorms are weak).

Oh and it just wouldn't be a crappy sci-fi-esque film without the clones. As it turns out, Umbrella wasn't just sitting idly by, turning Alice into some kind of superhuman psychic, they were cloning her! Turns out that they've been making them and then killing them, going so far as to recreate the events from the first movie for their doomed test subjects. It never explains why, I am guessing it has something to do with Alice's unique ability to screw them over on just about every level. Well suffice to say, when she screwed them over everything went to hell and she now has an army of clones. Wonderful. Hey, on the bright side, she made it clear that she and "her friends" were coming for Umbrella, so we can look forward to more repetitive crap in the next one.

Oh yeah, also she has a cure, but it was only mentioned once and never mentioned again after.


Oh dear, it appears as though I have run out of steam. That is about as far as I can go for the time being, I might go back and add more later if I can get my brain to work. I'm not going to tell you not to watch the movie, I find it amusing when others have to endure the same torture I do, why would I deprive myself of such things?
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Post by: Bacchus on December 19, 2007, 12:22:14 PM
watched the new Resident Evil yesterday as well. i just liked to watch Milla Jovovich, as allways. speaking of Milla, i saw her not too long ago in an episode of Married With Children, where she played a french foreign exchange student. it was a pretty hot deal
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Post by: Bacchus on December 20, 2007, 03:53:14 PM
watched Superbad yesterday. it was ok i guess, but not more than that. today i watched Evil Dead 3: Army of Darkness, which was tops as always.
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Post by: Gorath on December 22, 2007, 06:44:32 AM
Saw National Treasure 2 on Thursday, 'twas good, but pretty much the same as the first with different clues, so especially if you haven't seen the first one, and even if you have, I would give this a watch.

Also watched the Matrix yesterday (first one) I am finally catching up with the world.
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Post by: Aurian on December 22, 2007, 08:44:04 AM
i went and saw alvin and the chipmunks earlier. it was really cute. i used to watch the cartoon as a kid, so of course i had to see it. i saw a preview for the speed racer movie. i wanna see that too.
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Post by: Bacchus on December 22, 2007, 12:41:45 PM
used to love that cartoon as well.

i saw I Am Legend yesterday. thought it was pretty cool. must say i liked it
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Post by: Great One on December 22, 2007, 09:59:54 PM
I watched Crash the other night. A very good movie - powerfully done. Nice casting too.
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Post by: James on December 23, 2007, 02:32:28 AM
Stardust - Was good, but not as good as I was led to believe. Still a pretty good watch.

The Last Legion - Authorian tale, mediocre at best, boring most of the time.

Balls of Fury - A hell of a lot better than I had expected, not the best, bust still good.
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Post by: Aurian on December 23, 2007, 10:56:34 AM
I watched this movie called School for Seduction... it was really weird... the italian teacher wasnt italian, she was english... thats all i really understood out of it...
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Post by: Gorath on December 23, 2007, 12:32:17 PM
I was watching the hogfather, so much weirder than I thought it would be, so I stopped. I'll get back to it eventually though
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Post by: coeshaw on December 23, 2007, 01:23:05 PM
I watched Jackass 2.5 this morning, I was not very impressed. Most of the footage was not great, there were a few good bits but I can see why most of the footage was cut from the second film.
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Post by: Bacchus on December 23, 2007, 05:12:54 PM
watched DOOM today. was ok. typical science fiction action movie i guess. the real life doom bits were pretty cool. especially the chainsaw
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Post by: James on December 23, 2007, 06:15:56 PM
I enjoyed Doom a hell of a lot more than I should have. I really enjoyed the first-person part, going so far as to rewind it a couple times to watch it over again.
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Post by: Bacchus on December 23, 2007, 09:54:48 PM
yeah, i kinda liked it as well. think the rock is one cool dude...

anyway, just watched Eagle vs Shark. really cool movie, but a bit weird
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Post by: Great One on December 23, 2007, 10:17:05 PM
The Fantastic Four: better than what i'd heard. I even enjoyed it...

Catwoman: Uh...if you like Halle Berry I guess it's your thing. I don't, so...

And now I'm re-watching Pan's Labyrinth (uh, sorta...*shoves laptop away).
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Post by: Caleb on December 23, 2007, 10:27:49 PM
Watched Lord of the Rings extended version trilogy just yesterday.  Seemed fitting as I remember them coming out around this time of year.
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Post by: Great One on December 25, 2007, 09:15:33 PM
I watched Transformers today. It's a really amazing film. I enjoyed it immensely.
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Post by: Edhelur on December 26, 2007, 02:22:43 AM
I once had an hour long argument in Drawing and Painting over whether or not (I said not) Transformers was/was not subtly meant to demean women; a low cut top on the female protagonist does not, as far as I'm concerned, indicate an intentional desire to insult women....

Hm, maybe I should watch it one of these days.
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Post by: coeshaw on December 26, 2007, 12:26:24 PM
Watched the Simon Pegg film "The Big Nothing" which is a black comedy and was quite funny, I also watched the latest James Bond film for about the 5th time. It was my dads first time watching it on Sky and I had nothing else better to do.
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Post by: Great One on December 26, 2007, 05:02:28 PM
The Simpsons movie: Not a fan of the tv series, really. So this didn't do much for me.

I am Legend: Boooring. Total yawn-fest. It does give you the opportunity to joke about his character though.
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Post by: Bacchus on December 26, 2007, 10:36:11 PM
just watched Million Dollar Baby. thought it was a nice movie, though a bit long
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Post by: Bacchus on December 28, 2007, 06:01:12 PM
just watched Transformers... still think it rocks. a really good film
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Post by: Great One on December 28, 2007, 10:02:39 PM
I actually watched Dungeons and Dragons yesterday (don't ask). As James said, 'Ewww'.  Should be watching some more Jason Bourne sexiness tonight. It's about time I saw that new movie. Left it neglected far too long.
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Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on January 02, 2008, 07:10:17 PM
Me and Mrs. watched Live Free, Die Hard last night.......always enjoyable
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Post by: Bacchus on January 02, 2008, 07:27:34 PM
i watched Idiocracy... thought it was really funny
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Post by: James on January 02, 2008, 07:32:25 PM
I watched Shoot Em Up. I loved this movie; over the top shoot outs, Loony Toons jokes, killing people with carrots, overall just a fantastically outrageous action movie that doesn't even take itself serious. Watch this movie!
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Post by: Great One on January 02, 2008, 07:37:03 PM
I watched Pulp Fiction again the other night. Great flick. I don't have it in my collection, so it was good to see it again with my friends.
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Post by: Myddrun on January 03, 2008, 04:19:05 PM
Pirates of the Caribbean: At Woes End..... I mean "Worlds". *cough*

Gee that actually sucked. I don't know what I was getting all excited about when it was released.
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Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on January 03, 2008, 04:27:13 PM
Pirates......
I can't believe a wasted $4 to buy it on cable!
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Post by: Great One on January 03, 2008, 07:39:28 PM
Yeah, I actually watched that last night, too. I didn't buy the dvd though. I don't loath myself that much.
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Post by: Althalus on January 04, 2008, 12:39:39 PM
Watched I am Legend yesterday. It was a pretty good movie, though the actors were ugly!  I wonder what they were thinking when picking that cast?
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Post by: coeshaw on January 05, 2008, 09:47:01 PM
Watched "Superbad" last night with my flatemate, we thought it was great. Very stupid in places but good none the less.
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Post by: Bacchus on January 05, 2008, 10:39:33 PM
watched Ladyhawke yesterday. just another Rutger Hauer classic. thought it was decent, but why it got nominated for an oscar is beyond me
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Post by: Bacchus on January 07, 2008, 01:30:08 PM
watched Terminator 3 yesterday. really like the terminator movies. the story is actually pretty good as well
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Post by: Gorath on January 13, 2008, 04:28:21 AM
Watched Vacancy on Friday night, it was really good, although incredibly short, only 1hr 20mins.
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Post by: James on January 13, 2008, 10:45:28 PM
Watched:

Death Sentence, decent action flick, if I bit on the "utter bullshit" side of things.
Sunshine: Good sci-fi movie, but wasn't as good as I'd hoped, it definitely did not live up to the praise it has received.
3:10 to Yuma: Good I guess, I am not all that interested in westerns.
A Very Long Engagement: Pretty damn good French flick.
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Post by: Bacchus on January 14, 2008, 12:26:59 AM
just watched IRobot. thought it was pretty good actually.
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Post by: coeshaw on January 15, 2008, 12:30:12 AM
Watched 'Hunting Party', this is a really funny look at a depressing subject of War Criminals in Bosnia. I highly recommend it.
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Post by: WJW on January 15, 2008, 02:01:47 AM
I've watched Ocean's Thirteen this weekend. Think it's a pretty decend movie. And I have to say, the very last scene just really got me laughing out loud, think it was the best ending possible.
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Post by: James on January 15, 2008, 02:23:26 AM
Watched White Noise 2. Even Nathan Fillion, an actor I consider a favorite, could not save this movie. It started out decent enough, then quickly started rolling downhill before finally plunging into a vast pool of bullshit and wallowing there until the credits began to roll. A true wtf movie.
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Post by: James on January 17, 2008, 03:52:29 AM
Mr. Woodcock was a rather mediocre comedy featuring rather poor performances from Billy Bob Thornton and Sean William Scott. It had a few good laughs, but not many. Not a movie I'd recommend. Eurotrip, however, was just as good as the first time I watched it.
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Post by: Gorath on January 17, 2008, 10:43:49 AM
I saw Cloverfield today, so awesome, but I'm not sure it quite lived up to the mystery surrounding it. Filming got fairly annoying at times too. But otherwise it was amazing.

PS: Haha America, you don't get it 'til friday.
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Post by: The Wolf on January 17, 2008, 12:05:54 PM
I have been watching "Comanche Moon" for the last few days, it's a miniseries on CBS, I think it was made a few years back and is just now airing due to the writers strike limiting the stations broadcasting choices. If you are a western film fan or a "Lonesome Dove" series follower, it is a pretty good watch for it answers many questions about the two lead characters Gus and Woodrow. On a scale of one to ten I would give it a seven.
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Post by: Bacchus on January 17, 2008, 05:41:37 PM
i watched Dark City the other day. one of my alltime favorites actually, so i liked it
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Post by: Bacchus on January 18, 2008, 05:38:47 PM
watched Balls of Fury the other day, a comedy about the underground tabletennis-scene. thought it was pretty funny
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Post by: Great One on January 18, 2008, 07:25:26 PM
Watched Transformers again last night. I actually like it. Gotta love Megan Fox, as well. Even if she looks like you'd find her on a street corner...
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Post by: Salmaneser on January 18, 2008, 08:19:10 PM
Watched Syriana some days ago. Good movie, but you have to keep your mind with it.
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Post by: Bacchus on January 20, 2008, 04:21:14 AM
watched blade trinity earlier today. didn't like it all that much. wesly snipes is awesome in that role though
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Post by: Salmaneser on January 20, 2008, 07:45:47 PM
I saw the first Blade move a few days ago, not the best vampire movie I have seen. There was almost no storyline, they just let Snipes shoot and slice some ppl.
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Post by: Snowlock on January 21, 2008, 05:30:23 PM
I watched 'I am Legend' the other day, it was ok i suppose. I have Hostel 1&2 to watch hopefully they will be worth a watch.
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Post by: Great One on January 27, 2008, 07:04:57 PM
I watched 3:10 to Yuma last night. A very good western movie. It'll be right up your street if you like either Russel Crowe or Christian Bale, even more if you enjoy both on screen.

I also watched Shoot 'em Up. I really would need to watch it again, though. *scowls*
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Post by: coeshaw on January 28, 2008, 09:48:09 PM
I saw the Futurama movie yesterday 'Benders Big Score', it was pretty good but not amazing.
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Post by: Salmaneser on January 29, 2008, 03:41:13 AM
The Naked Gun. Hilarious.
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Post by: Bacchus on January 29, 2008, 03:41:36 AM
just saw Split Second, what is probably one of my favorite movies ever. got to love Ruger Hauer in this one
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Post by: Althalus on January 29, 2008, 09:55:09 AM
Watched Superbad, this show was pretty hilarious if a little disgusting at a certain point(you who have watched know what I'm talking about) but yeah well worth the watch.
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Post by: Bacchus on January 30, 2008, 01:44:10 AM
just watched Death Proof. thought it was ok, the first part was really cool, but the second not so much. the australian girl really annoyed me, mostly because she was such a horrible actress... but overall, a nice film
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Post by: James on January 30, 2008, 03:49:49 AM
Decided to pick up A Knight's Tale, so I watched that earlier. Still a great film, though the dialogue can be exceptionally cheesy at times. I also watched The Comebacks, which tried far too hard to be funny (mostly through a plethora of gay jokes), but never really came close to achieving it. Rather stupid overall, but it did get a few grins, mostly to the Latino "street" stereotype it displayed (or rather mocked). Also, Noureen DeWulf (http://www.imdb.com/gallery/hh/1715275/NoureenDeWulf.jpg.html?seq=2") plays an Indian footballer/kicker, which brings the film up a bit, but alas, she is not used enough and therefore doesn't bring it up enough.
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Post by: Nebula on January 30, 2008, 09:09:54 AM
Watched a movie called Thank You for Smoking last night...very good movie, the guy is such a smooth talker its embarassing.. :P
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Post by: Ashen Shugar on January 31, 2008, 08:58:42 AM
i watched the bourne ultimatum, maybe its cos i havent seen part 1 and 2 for so long but i dunno it totally sucked, the story line was only interesting or a few minutes here and there and the action was too little and whne there was some the constant changing of camera maade it too hard to follow, i know they were trying to give it a frantic feel but i think it got over done. disapointing for what was supposed to be "the best action flick of the last decade"
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Post by: James on February 06, 2008, 01:19:22 AM
King of California - Pretty decent comedy, if a bit zany.

Revenge of the Sith - Rewatch, this usually happens after Joe draws me into Star Wars, the bastard.

The Nin9s - Not exactly what I would call a comedy, though other people seem to think so. Still a decent movie, but then again I like Ryan Reynolds.
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Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on February 07, 2008, 04:26:48 PM
sat down and watched The Rocketeer the other night. Very enjoyable fair.

Spiderman 3 -  :sleep:
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Post by: Great One on February 10, 2008, 05:03:27 PM
I watched a few movies last night, alas not one of them was anything worth watching. 'The Ex' came closest to it, but that may only be because I'm a Zach Braff fan. :neutral: Another film I watched was one called 'Edmond', which had a decent cast - William freaking H. Macy along with it, but it failed miserably. Macy's character annoyed the f**k out of me, as well. I normally wouldn't skip to the end and ruin it, but he ends up bald and in bed with a black guy.  Yup...Don't watch that film, if you have any say in the matter. The other two I watched were fairly predictable poor movies: X-Men 3 and Rush Hour 3. I kind of liked X-3, and i'm a fan of the other movies, but the disc being a bitch just added to the already 'why are you watching this, again?' problem. Rush Hour 3....well, if you enjoyed the other two, you'll probably like this one, too. I fell asleep at the end.


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Post by: coeshaw on February 10, 2008, 06:00:22 PM
I watched Aliens Vs Predator 2, it was quite enjoyable. If anyone has seen it
Spoiler:  • show
What was happening at the end with the Predators gun?
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Post by: the_blue_rider on February 13, 2008, 09:18:02 PM
i just watched Beowulf. i liked it, different, but good. just downloaded i am legend so will watch that tonight..
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Post by: Great One on February 14, 2008, 02:50:49 AM
I watched 'Rise of the Blood Hunter' tonight. I can't state strongly enough how bad this film is. The sheer fact that they're taking steps to make a sequel to this disgusts me.

What has the movie industry came to?
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Post by: romana on February 15, 2008, 01:20:05 AM
Well I finally saw Transformers recently and loved it. I actually thought it was pretty cool and wouldn't mind having it in my dvd collection.
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Post by: Great One on February 15, 2008, 03:04:41 PM
Yup. I'm glad to have Transformers among my other dvds. It was playing in the dvd/game shop when I was in the other day, and I was held up for a good while, but I had that to watch to keep me sane! :)

I watched Superbad last night with some friends. Top film!
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Post by: Bacchus on February 15, 2008, 03:40:23 PM
watched some movies since i didn't have tv last week, and watched the movie Space Mutiny, wich was a part of the Mystery Space Theater 3000 series. best laugh i had in a while
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Post by: James on February 16, 2008, 09:55:07 PM
I watched Superbad last night with some friends. Top film!

Apparently others are seeing something in this film that I am not. I thought it was complete trash, another "comedy" that relies on stupidity and vulagarity rather than actual humor.
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Post by: coeshaw on February 16, 2008, 10:58:34 PM
I am a big Superbad fan :).

I watched the comedy 'Knocked Up' tonight. This was a really great comedy, it had one of the 3 leads from Superbad as well as the 2 cops. I highly recommend this film.

The trailer for the new Indiana Jones film is online, check it out http://www.indianajones.com/site/index.html (http://www.indianajones.com/site/index.html). I can't wait till May :D
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Post by: Great One on February 17, 2008, 04:08:40 AM
I watched Saw IV and Death Sentence last night. Saw was, as you can expect, excellent. Death Sentence was simply a Kevin Bacon laugh-fest, though. A bit ridiculous, but some of the gun fights were decent.

And tonight, I re-watched Fearless. Great film. :)
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Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on February 17, 2008, 05:37:35 PM
Kristin wanted to see 27 Dresses last night.....so we did. :/
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Post by: Bacchus on February 18, 2008, 10:36:22 PM
you're whipped man

anyway, i just watched The Librerian. which was a pretty crappy movie. never going to watch it again. ever. perhaps go for part 2 though
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Post by: Great One on February 19, 2008, 01:58:30 AM
I watched two movies yesterday: War (great stuff) and Kingdom (borrrring). :) Tis good to watch movies frequently again like I used to.
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Post by: James on February 19, 2008, 04:19:51 AM
Watched The Amateurs, which was a pretty good movie revolving around several people in a town banding together to film and release an amateur porn movie.

I also watched We Own the Night, the front blurb says "stylish, sexy, and riveting". Such lies, not that those are what drove me to rent the movie, but still. Oh it tried, the first two at least, but it never actually went anywhere. Perhaps if Eva Mendes's hair wasn't as high as the roof and she actually looked good it would have been sexy, perhaps if there was something other than disco-era flashy fashion, Russian's sporting leather and fur, and police uniforms it could be stylish. As for riveting... meh, I was just waiting until it finally ended so I could turn it off.
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Post by: Great One on February 19, 2008, 07:39:44 PM
I just watched a movie called 'the Last Legion'.  I must say, I didn't think much of this film. I really wanted to, as well. :neutral:

Aishwarya Rai made nice eye candy, though.  :lol:
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Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on February 19, 2008, 08:02:41 PM
Good to know Joe, I was considering renting that movie. :P
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Post by: Dark Elf on February 19, 2008, 10:39:28 PM
That will be the first x-files movie, the second one is in producting right now ...

before that I believe stanley's kubrick 2001, a space odyessy (SciFi cult), Oliver's Stone Platoon (Vietnam War movie), did I mention Paul Verhoeven's, soldaat van oranje (dutch, second world war) .... Might be more forgot it...
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Post by: bats on February 19, 2008, 11:26:07 PM
Going though my OLD Videos,,and found.. Osiris ... it is a Science Fiction,,with Australian Rod Tayor,,sad
seeing him he was strugging with his part,,started out OK ,,but not that good,sets were good story OUCH!!!
then I found a Horror film,, Lord of Illusions,..a Clive Barker,...story,,one of the stars was a young Benny from the Movie
The Mummy,,he had a bit of Hair then,,I'll be taking them to the Library..they can use them
                                          Bats 
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Post by: Bacchus on February 20, 2008, 01:56:50 AM
watched the Mystery Science Theater 3000 Movie. which was basically just another episode of the series but shot slightly better. still liked it a lot though. i'm a big Tom Servo fan here
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Post by: Great One on February 21, 2008, 12:15:45 AM
I watched DayWatch last night. A very good movie, continuing on from the last one. I'm still a little unsure where this new girl (Sveta) came from, though, and why she has only shown up now. :neutral:
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Post by: James on February 22, 2008, 01:32:03 AM
Chaos, starring Jason Statham, was pretty good, though it didn't play out like described on the back of the box (which seems to label as a bank heist movie, the bank heist actually only being a small piece of the puzzle). Rendition lasted a good 15 minutes before I turned it off in disgust. Battlestar Gallactica Razor was pretty damn decent and had a damn good looking female lead.
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Post by: coeshaw on February 23, 2008, 06:24:53 PM
I just finished watching Superbad again :), it was still funny after a second viewing.
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Post by: romana on February 28, 2008, 01:44:49 PM
Saw a very brief clip of a new movie "10,000 BC", anyone heard of it?? Effects looked ok, wondering what the word is about it???
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Post by: stonigirl on February 28, 2008, 09:39:18 PM
i just watched the two towers again, that is my favorite in the series, i fall asleep with the others.
My most recent watch was Rob Zombies remake of Halloween .... I loved it! I want more....
Crash...last night , lovely movie!!!!
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Post by: Great One on March 01, 2008, 09:36:50 AM
I watched Death Proof the other night. Not good at all, in my books. I watched the second Fantastic Four film recently, too. It's alright, if you watch it expecting nothing.

And tonight, me and my friends tried to watch Eastern Promises, but there was a blackout, so later today, I guess. It seemed just about okay from what I'd seen.
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Post by: James on March 02, 2008, 03:04:52 AM
Death at a Funeral - Wasn't all that impressed on my first viewing, but after the second I loved it and the third viewing didn't take it down. I actually went out and bought this one after viewing.

Beowulf - An almight meh. I got nothing out of this film, poorly animated junk with a shit story (I've read most of Beowulf and don't remember most of that happening, so I am assuming I have memory loss or they took creative liberties).

The Darjeeling Limited - Hey another crap film from Anderson...

30 Days of Night - Gore, running, more gore, more running, what comes next? Will it be more gore? Yes. Will it be running? Oddly, no. Will it be a horrible fight followed by a spectacularly crappy ending? Oh, hell yes.
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Post by: Ashen Shugar on March 02, 2008, 09:45:40 AM
i watched i am legend, i used to say "you cant go wrong with will smith" after this movie i wont be saying that anymore.

also watched rambo 4, made 10 - 15 years ago with some better actors, it could of been something. still worth a watch though
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Post by: Great One on March 02, 2008, 06:19:08 PM
I felt the same way about 'I am Legend', ash. I hear the novel is better though. So worth a look, probably.

I just finished watching Stardust, there now. I really liked it. :)
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Post by: James on March 02, 2008, 09:38:16 PM
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I felt the same way about 'I am Legend', ash. I hear the novel is better though. So worth a look, probably.

It is, but then again, if Matheson wanted to completely change the feel of the novel and utterly ruin the titular ending, he probably would have just written it that way to begin with.
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Post by: Myddrun on March 03, 2008, 02:29:53 PM
Watched "Bridge to Terabithia" yesterday and was pleasently supprised by it.
It's not a narnia-eque flick which is what I thought it would be.

Good film with a poignant ending.
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Post by: Bacchus on March 04, 2008, 12:15:00 AM
just watched Bubba Ho-Tep, starring Bruce Campbell as Elvis... this horror comedy is close to perfect in every way
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Post by: stonigirl on March 04, 2008, 06:33:43 PM
I felt the same way about 'I am Legend', ash. I hear the novel is better though. So worth a look, probably.

I just finished watching Stardust, there now. I really liked it. :)

i liked I am legend, but it was a little short, it left me wanting more! Stardust was good. Totally enjoyed that flick!

Oh and somewhere down there , someone mentioned Beowulf , if Angelina Jolie wasn't in it, it would of been better, she made me want to wretch ! I seen it in Imax which was awesome, didn't like the story though . Seemed somewhat of a joke
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Post by: Bacchus on March 06, 2008, 12:26:02 AM
just watched SLC Punk again. love that movie, but can't help thinking it's about me
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Post by: stonigirl on March 07, 2008, 06:15:46 PM
just watched SLC Punk again. love that movie, but can't help thinking it's about me


whats up heroin bob!!!!! I love that movie as well...... the Blue mohawk rocked
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Post by: Great One on March 07, 2008, 09:33:24 PM
I watched 1408 last night. It was simply overlong, boring and the ending annoyed me (having read the short story previously). I kind of wish I had avoided this movie.
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Post by: coeshaw on March 09, 2008, 12:22:12 PM
I watched the Last Samurai yesterday, I really enjoy this film  :smile:
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Post by: James on March 11, 2008, 12:01:40 AM
I watched Alien and Aliens, neither of which were as scary as I remembered, but I hadn't watched them in about a decade, so there may be a reason for that. Alien was not the amazing classic people like to say it is, I found it rather dull really. Aliens was better, it wasn't as boring and definitely had more going for it with more aliens and the queen, than the first had with just the one. I'll be picking up Alien 3 tomorrow and quite likely Alien Resurrection, which wasn't near as horrible as people try to say it is, as well. Ah, then there was Feast of Love, which seemed to be a romantic comedy from previews, but turned out to be something completely different, light on the comedy as well the romance, it was a drama and decent enough.

I will be watching Young Frankenstein here in a few minutes, you can't go wrong with that classic, you have to love Gene Wilder and Marty Feldman.
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Post by: Bacchus on March 12, 2008, 12:29:13 AM
watched The Naked Gun 3 and Airplane 2 today. both classics, really funne
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Post by: Great One on March 12, 2008, 07:46:36 PM
I watched 'Crying Freeman' last night. :neutral: What a rubbish film.
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Post by: James on March 15, 2008, 09:47:32 PM
Watched Dan in Real Life, which was a decent enough movie. Also watched Hitman, which sucked and Alien3, which was good.
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Post by: Great One on March 16, 2008, 11:50:10 PM
I watched Starshine earlier. Not the worst film I've seen, but definitely not the best.
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Post by: stonigirl on March 17, 2008, 07:46:06 PM
i watched The Quest for the Holy Grail, love it....."That is not a horse, those are coconuts!" hahah
Also watched the movie Salem's Lot. Oh so scary... oh so old... and to top off the movies of the weekend....Shindlers List... very sad very long, but very good!
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Post by: Bacchus on March 17, 2008, 08:36:58 PM
went to see John Rambo yesterday. loved it. eploding people rock!
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Post by: stonigirl on March 20, 2008, 04:55:33 PM
Full Metal Jacket......"what is your major Malfunction Private Pile"

Saving Private Ryan

ummmmmm ....... Kill Bill I and II
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Post by: Great One on March 21, 2008, 02:01:41 AM
I watched 'One flew over the cuckoo's nest' last night. Great film! :) I'd like to try out the novel, sometime. The film has definitely left me intrigued. A very good suggestion from one of my friends, it was. However, you can never go wrong with some Jack Nicholson.
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Post by: James on March 21, 2008, 04:01:07 PM
Watched I Am Legend and am happy to report that it was just as disappointing as I thought it would be. I guess I just can't wrap my head around the need for screen writers to use a name then completely p**s all over it, changing the very feel of the source material and robbing the movie of what it could be. I also saw the alternate ending, aka the Hollywood Happy Ending, which was utterly horrible and even more of a deviation from the original (book's) ending. I mean, come on, how the hell can you title a movie I Am Legend then completely change the titular ending? Fricken disgrace.

Oh, and my 1300th post!
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Post by: Great One on March 22, 2008, 06:44:55 AM
I watched Beowulf tonight. You'll probably be surprised to read this (or not) but I really enjoyed it. *blinks* Yup, enjoyed it. A good film, I reckon...if you ignore the changes, which you should. :P
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Post by: bats on March 23, 2008, 05:59:09 AM
Across the Universe   :o not impressed Joe Crocker did well just seem to be lost Beatles Music was good to hear
But rewatched  O! Brother Where For Are You,,it was great though I'm not a Fan of George it was just downright funny
very clever put together and those dance moves  :lol: :lol:
   bats  :knight:
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Post by: James on March 24, 2008, 03:16:01 PM
Watched one of the Eight Films to Die For, The Deaths of Ian Stone, which could have been so much better and also attempted to watch another, the name of which I can't even remember. It was horrible.
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Post by: Great One on March 24, 2008, 07:45:54 PM
I just watched 'American Gangster' there. Excellent movie! I'd highly recommend it.
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Post by: Snowlock on March 28, 2008, 12:32:01 PM
I watched 'Disturbia'. I liked it alot.
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Post by: Bacchus on April 01, 2008, 01:28:34 AM
just watch Groom Lake or The Visitor. it goes bye 2 titles. it starred William Shatner. the movie was horrible, really really bad. but fun though
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Post by: James on April 02, 2008, 11:00:24 PM
I watched Mist, which was mostly annoying, but finished off with uncontrollable laughter and I watched Sweeney Todd, which I loved.
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Post by: tillyjayne82 on April 03, 2008, 12:02:44 PM
Just watched Apocolypto again...really is one of my all time favourites, also watched Number 23, I was pleasantly surprised with this one, very interesting storyline  :elfgirl_smile:
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Post by: Snowlock on April 03, 2008, 12:32:17 PM
I agree about Apocolypto its a great film. The Well scenes were great.
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Post by: Bacchus on April 05, 2008, 01:46:28 AM
just watched The Straight Story, based on the true story of a 72 year old man who travels 240 miles to see his brother who just had a stroke and who he also didn't see in 10 years... a pretty amazing film. quite touching
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Post by: Great One on April 05, 2008, 02:25:56 AM
I'm not long after watching 30 Days of Night. Or rather, the first 40 minutes of 30 Days of Night. Don't bother with this movie. I'm glad I didn't rent it, so the blame is not to be placed upon me.
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Post by: Bacchus on April 08, 2008, 02:04:11 PM
watch the Bourne Identity yesterday. wasn't as bad as i thought it would be. also watched Darkdrive yesterday, which is easily one of the most horrible movies you'll ever see
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Post by: James on April 11, 2008, 03:30:07 AM
Watched There Will Be Blood, which really should have been named There Will Be Boredom. I also watched SLC Punk, which was fantastic.
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Post by: coeshaw on April 12, 2008, 11:30:23 AM
I saw 'Pans Labyrinth' last night, this was an excellent film which I highly recommend
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Post by: Great One on April 12, 2008, 11:38:59 AM
Indeed it is, Coe. I'd echo that recommendation.

Last movie I saw was 'Hitman' and I thought it was bloody good. My only complaint would be of the length of the movie, which is a mere 87 minutes, if I remember correctly. I want(ed) a lot more. I really hope they make a sequel, hopefully including more Timothy Olphant. He was one of the best things of the movie, which really shouldn't have surprised me, as he was (arguably) the best thing about Deadwood and the last Die Hard movie.

And I just did a google search of him before posting - very pleased to read he featured in Dreamcatcher. I've been meaning to either read the book by Stephen King or watch the movie. I think I'll rush out to pick up the movie. Believe one of my mates has it, even better...
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Post by: tillyjayne82 on April 12, 2008, 11:53:27 AM
Totally agree with the comments re Pans Labyrinth...it's among my favourites.

I've recently watched The Spiderwick Chronicles, see one of the bonuses to having a nine year old daughter is I get to watch all the kids films (there are many other good points to kids too may I add)!!!

 I actually thought it was pretty good, it's a fun family film, no hidden depths which is just what you'd expect. My daughter thought it was amazing, so much so that we had to go back to the cinema and watch it again, I probably wouldn't recommend it for very young children as it's a little bit 'jumpy' in parts and they may find some of the creatures a little scary...anyone who is a fan of the HP movies would most likely enjoy this.
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Post by: Alrin on April 12, 2008, 12:31:24 PM
Timothy Olphant. He was one of the best things of the movie, which really shouldn't have surprised me, as he was (arguably) the best thing about Deadwood

No. Just, no. So very wrong. The best thing about Deadwood, without any shadow of a doubt, was Ian McShane. Hands down.

There you go. Arguably indeed. :P
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Post by: Great One on April 12, 2008, 12:44:09 PM
Bah, I thought he was great. And McShane's character Al insulted the Irish more than once from what I saw of it (full first season). He doesn't get away with that. :P Ian is pretty damn good, though, I must admit. I never really got into the show, but those two would definitely make you sit down and watch more.
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Post by: coeshaw on April 12, 2008, 01:07:19 PM
Timothy Olphant. He was one of the best things of the movie, which really shouldn't have surprised me, as he was (arguably) the best thing about Deadwood

No. Just, no. So very wrong. The best thing about Deadwood, without any shadow of a doubt, was Ian McShane. Hands down.

There you go. Arguably indeed. :P
I agree that Ian was the best thing in Deadwood by a long long way but Timothy played his role very well and was enjoyable to watch.
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Post by: Bacchus on April 14, 2008, 03:48:23 PM
watched Good Will Hunting the other day. it's an ok movie, but Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are horrible actors. music by Elliott Smith is brilliant though
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Post by: James on April 14, 2008, 04:42:19 PM
Watched Memento, pretty good movie. A bit confusing perhaps, but it wrapped up quite nicely at the end (or shall I say beginning?).
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Post by: Bacchus on April 15, 2008, 10:16:55 PM
just watched Euro Trip, which was very childish yet funny. i'm easily humored
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Post by: James on April 18, 2008, 02:34:54 AM
AvP2 - Horrible flick, avoid at all costs.

Juno - Pretty damn good, watch it.
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Post by: Great One on April 18, 2008, 11:39:33 PM
I watched Mr Brooks. Crap film, I'm just glad I wasn't the one who picked it.
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Post by: James on April 19, 2008, 12:12:31 AM
Really? Damn. That was perhaps my favorite film of last year. Damn good flick.
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Post by: Great One on April 19, 2008, 12:17:49 AM
I have no respect for a film that largely contains not only Demi Moore, but Dane Cook. Though it was funny to see him get hit with spade a couple of times. :) It didn't even have a proper ending, either. I was hoping his daughter turned out to have inherited some sort of genetic psycho thing, alas it was just a dream...Never explains why the main character is the way he is, either. Nothing you would of expected a normal script to contain...
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Post by: Great One on April 23, 2008, 12:28:36 AM
There's nothing else on tv, so I'm watching the Chronicles of Riddick, once again. It has got to be one of the coolest Sci-fi films ever made. I can't wait to play the new game.  :elf_smile:
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Post by: romana on April 23, 2008, 02:25:17 AM
Recently watched Superbad which was funnier than I thought it would be, got some good laughs.
Also Juno which I loved a lot.
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Post by: Alrin on April 23, 2008, 10:08:08 AM
Memento is one of those films that warrants repeat viewings. You pick up new details with each screening. A pretty smart film.

Yeah, Juno was pretty kick-ass. Very funny flick.

Superbad was amusing enough. The two lead characters were rather unlikable, but McLovin's adventures were hilarious.

Chronicles of Riddick was awful. All the mystique surrounding the character in Pitch Black was tossed out. Instead of a bad-ass psycho killer he's instead some super being, the last of a race of super-beings. So lame.

I watched Smiley Face this morning. I'm not sure if it was actually any good. I was just in the mood for some Anna Faris and decided it would do the job. Being that it's a stoner flick, it was probably pretty bad (they typically are). But it gave me my Anna Faris fix.
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Post by: Great One on April 24, 2008, 06:41:47 PM
Just watched the Chronicles of Narnia, with my little sister - second time viewing for me, she's watched it countless times. I enjoyed it more than I did the first watch.

I never read the books as a kid, and I have no intention of as an adult, so I guess I'll never be able to do a films versus books thing. I will watch the sequel, though, which I believe is released this summer. I'll wait for the DVD release.

Oh, and I saw the third Pirates of the Caribbean film the other night. I actually managed to sit through it, this time around, and I really liked it. Miracles can happen, I guess. I still consider the entire trilogy horrid, though.
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Post by: coeshaw on April 27, 2008, 02:33:00 PM
Last night I saw 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall', I really enjoyed it. The film is from the same team that did Knocked Up and Superbad and has a lot of the same cast. It started off a little slow but it was very funny overall. Plus it had one of the female stars from 'That 70s Show' was looking very fine  :jester:
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Post by: Great One on April 29, 2008, 07:24:50 PM
I watched two films last night on TV: One Hour Photo and the Woodsman. Both were sort of worth watching, but quite strange. Not what I'd normally want to see...
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Post by: James on April 29, 2008, 08:39:08 PM
Cloverfield - I wasn't expecting much, so I ended up rather impressed. I figured I would hate the filming style they used, but in the end I rather liked it and thought it made for some pretty excellent shots.
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Like when Rob is going back to get Beth and they are following him, pleading for him to come back. The monster crushes a building and all of a sudden a rocket flies over their heads, the camera pans and the military is coming up behind them, firing above their heads and such.
I was actually very impressed by how they did it.
I had heard the ending was rather horrible, but I didn't think so. However, the alternate endings were, as they were the same exact things with only minor alterations. Good movie overall, with a very good filming style.

Savages - Decent dramedy, I don't really have anything to complain about or anything to give it points for. ...well, that is not true, there was a cat. +1

From Hell - Yeah, I am only just now watching this. It was enjoyable for the most part, nothing extraordinary. And I still don't like Depp much.

Dark City - Oh, now this one I loved. The scenery and setting were excellent, I love how the buildings shifted and such and I am a burgeoning fan of the noir style. Yeah, I am going to stop there and just say that I loved this film, great Sci-fi, go out and watch it.
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Post by: James on May 11, 2008, 05:50:03 AM
The Call of Cthulhu - modern film shot as a 20's silent film. It wasn't bad, but I wouldn't recommend it.
Pan's Labyrinth - Rewatch, still enjoy it.
Mirrormask - Rewatch, still enjoy it.
Cashback - Pretty deceny movie.
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Post by: romana on May 13, 2008, 02:35:47 AM
watched I am legend over the weekend. I actually thought Will Smith did a great job (ducks head), and I had a tear when Sam died. Glad it wasn't a Disney ending. Just thought the premise of the virus was a bit lame, was wondering if anyone had read the book and if so, is that better than the flick?
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Post by: James on May 13, 2008, 05:10:45 AM
I have read the book and it is much better (and quite different) from the movie.

A few differences:
- The main character is a blond-haired, blue-eyed white guy.
- The main character is not in the military and is not a scientist, he is a factory worker.
- The book takes place somewhere in California, I cannot remember where.
- The things in the book are actually vampires, not some odd kind of zombie thing.
- There is no dog from the beginning. There is a dog, but it is not the main character's and it only plays a small role.
- The movie doesn't really show much as far as the creatures go. There is very little development in them. Yes, we see them become clever little things, but that is about it. I would like to go into how it is in the book, but it is a rather large spoiler.
- No woman and child at the end.
- The end itself. The end of I Am Legend is damned potent, but they did not use it, they didn't even come close.
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Post by: romana on May 14, 2008, 03:13:40 AM
hmmm, thanks for that. I didn't realise the movie departed quite so far from the book. I still really enjoyed the movie but it sounds as though I would also enjoy the book, think I will have to pick it up. Thanks  :smile:
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Post by: Edhelur on May 15, 2008, 01:18:26 AM
I saw about an hour's worth of The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford, actually in Literature class today. Apparently it's similar to the "dark psychological thriller" Crime and Punishment, which we read in class, but I've failed to see the similarities.... Unfortunately, the hour I saw was about the third (out of 3.5, 4-ish?).... so I got the climax, but no set up (no, I'm not about to say "foreplay"  :P)
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Post by: Bacchus on May 16, 2008, 06:13:31 PM
watched The Devil Wears Prada yesterday. must say i wasn't impressed at all. it wasn't one i picked anyway
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Post by: coeshaw on May 19, 2008, 06:05:57 PM
Over the last 2 weeks I have seen quite a few films while on flights as part of my holiday.

National Treasure 2 - Fun adventure film, not amazing though.
A Knights Tale - Fun to watch this film again.
Iron Man - Excellent comic book adaptation, highly recommended.
Jumper - Good action film, has great potential for a series, storyline should have been expanded.
Cloverfield - Really interesting and well done monster movie
No Country for Old Men - Good film, but I don't think it deserved the best film oscar.
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Post by: Bacchus on May 20, 2008, 10:57:33 AM
watched Planet Terror the other day. must say it was kindof funny, but nothing too special. also watched Batman Returns yesterday, but didn't think it was that great, especially for a movie with Rutger Hauer in it
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Post by: coeshaw on May 26, 2008, 12:32:57 AM
I watched the new Indiana Jones film tonight, the first 60 minutes is classic Indy, then it goes even more unbelievable than the previous films  :elf_dead:.
Overall a good film with some great effects, though the ending is not great IMO.
I really think it is set-up for a 5th film, which I would be pleased if they make.
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Post by: Bacchus on May 27, 2008, 12:51:26 AM
watched Precious Find (a classic Rutger Hauer) and Dirty Dancing (horrible piece of junk) yesterday, which was entertaining.

today i watched Material Girls, starring Hilary Duff and sister Haily Duff. it was hot
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Post by: Bacchus on May 29, 2008, 11:20:35 AM
went to see new Indiana Jones, and apart from the beginning, it sucked monkey balls. really didn't like it. leave it up to Spielberg to put aliens in it. sure it looked great, but the story was horrible. do not recommend anyone to go watch it
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Post by: tillyjayne82 on May 30, 2008, 10:06:37 AM
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went to see new Indiana Jones, and apart from the beginning, it sucked monkey balls
How disappointing, I was going to go and see it this evening but I don't think I'll bother!

Just watched a really gritty British movie called Nil by Mouth starring Ray Winstone, I quite enjoyed it although I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who can't deal with strong scenes of violence and language to go with it...definately not a family movie.
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Post by: James on May 31, 2008, 09:12:04 PM
Watched a Noir/Hard Boiled flick set in a high school. Brick, it was called. Great movie.
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Post by: Bacchus on June 07, 2008, 03:32:59 PM
yesterday i watched Bobby's Big Black Stick, which is, as the name suggests, a homosexual porno. it was pretty good actually
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Post by: Great One on June 09, 2008, 03:29:12 PM
Miss Edhelur and I watched a couple of movies last night: Juno and Cloverfield. Juno was alright, and could of easily been turned off before the end, but we stuck it out. Not a great movie at all. Cloverfield was a bit shit, too, though in a different way. Following around a group of idiots with an invincible cam isn't my idea of good movie viewing. The film definitely had potential, just failed to deliver.
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Post by: Great One on June 12, 2008, 05:36:57 PM
Double posts, ftw.

Watched a couple of decent movies the past two days: Iron Man and Narnia: Prince Caspian. I particularly enjoyed Iron Man, which is a must-see this summer. One very cool movie, perhaps the coolest I've seen since the last Star Wars flick.
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Post by: Bacchus on June 13, 2008, 12:54:51 AM
the coolest you've seen since the last star wars flick? iron man must suck then. or you just have bad taste

i made my girl watch Shaolin Soccer the other day. it was enjoyable. good movie
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Post by: coeshaw on June 15, 2008, 12:30:43 PM
I watched Hulk yesterday, it was an enjoyable movie with good special effects but compared to Ironman the other recent Marvel effort it was no where near as good.
It was cool to have a cameo from Tony Stark and a few hints about Captain America.
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Post by: Great One on June 16, 2008, 01:40:23 AM
Aye, not expecting much from the Hulk film myself. Doubt I'll even seen it.

I watched Lucky Number Sleven again last night with Avy. Enjoyed it.
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Post by: vega1 on June 16, 2008, 02:15:30 AM
I thought Iron man was great.

Let me just get this straight so I understand bacchus...

You enjoyed a gay porno called 'Bobby's Big Black Stick', but hated the last Star Wars?

Hmmm. I think its maybe not the great one's taste in movies you should be questioning. The last Star Wars was certainly not up to it's potential, but it was far better than most of the crap put out these days. But hey, I'm not up on my gay porno, maybe it was better. What do I know.
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Post by: Edhelur on June 16, 2008, 07:26:07 PM
I watched Lucky Number Sleven again last night with Avy. Enjoyed it.

"Lucky Number Slevin", dear.  :queen:
Must say I enjoyed it as well though. 'twas well done.


Let me just get this straight so I understand bacchus...

You enjoyed a gay porno called 'Bobby's Big Black Stick', but hated the last Star Wars?

Hmmm. I think its maybe not the great one's taste in movies you should be questioning. The last Star Wars was certainly not up to it's potential, but it was far better than most of the crap put out these days. But hey, I'm not up on my gay porno, maybe it was better. What do I know.

Either Baz was being somewhat sarcastic, the infamous Baz/ GO dynamic is working here, or you're being a bit touchy, Vega (do you mind if I leave off the 1?).....most likely the one I put in italics. Take it as a joke, those two aren't exactly duking it out, or even about to start doing so.

although I've never seen either the gay porno or the last SW flick, so I haven't really a place to talk on either movie. Just on ... let us call them friendly group dynamics.... :P
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Post by: vega1 on June 17, 2008, 12:15:15 AM
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Either Baz was being somewhat sarcastic, the infamous Baz/ GO dynamic is working here, or you're being a bit touchy, Vega

Not touchy at all, I'm thinking my message deserved some winky smiley emoticons or something to show how I was saying it all in a not-so-serious way.  :smile: ;) :P :jester:

Saw "War" with Statham and Jet Li this weekend. Pretty forgettable I thought overall
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Post by: Bacchus on June 17, 2008, 04:14:30 PM
no offense taken... the gay porno was basically for the comic value, and i don't go around watching that stuff at home wearing nothing but a sock. but we bought that as a birhday present for a mate of mine. although i was not there when the purchase was made, but still.
but yeah, Great One is so gay for Star Wars, that if they sold shit shaped as Star Wars figures, he would probably like it. and now i think of it, that is a pretty good comparison, cause the 3 latests Star Wars movies where just that. the gay porno had comic value at least, which we can not say for the Star Wars movies.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on June 17, 2008, 07:45:30 PM
Watched the English Patient last night. Bloody bore-fest.  :elf_dead:

Edh's fault, not mine.  :P
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Edhelur on June 17, 2008, 09:26:33 PM
Okay, okay, it was boring. Blame the friend who told me it was one of her favourite movies-- I was going on her word! But really, I personally relinquish my own movie-choosing rights, at least after we watch One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest...... I do reserve some power of veto, though.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on June 20, 2008, 03:57:16 PM
watched Capote yesterday. nice enough movie, nothing too special though
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on June 20, 2008, 07:13:11 PM
Watched the first 40-50 minutes of 'There will be blood' last night and gave up. I probably would of continued to watch it to the end if I had been on my own, but Edh was hating it, so...

In the end, we watched some of LotR: Return of the King, having watched the previous two of the trilogy on previous nights. Extended edition, of course.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on June 21, 2008, 01:39:04 AM
Watched the first 40-50 minutes of 'There will be blood' last night and gave up. I probably would of continued to watch it to the end if I had been on my own, but Edh was hating it, so...

you're whipped man... we got it so that we can pick movies in turn. that way i have to watch filth like The Devil Wears Prada or Dirty Dancing, but i can force my Rutger Hauer classics on her. Capone was her pick though
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on June 21, 2008, 03:25:48 AM
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Watched the first 40-50 minutes of 'There will be blood' last night and gave up. I probably would of continued to watch it to the end if I had been on my own, but Edh was hating it, so...

She has good taste (notice I did not include the second part of your post). That was a horrible movie, there were only two good parts in the entire movie and both parts concern beating the hell out of the priest.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on June 21, 2008, 06:42:26 AM
you're whipped man...

I didn't really care for the movie myself, so the turning off of the movie didn't really bother me in the slightest.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: The Nameless One on June 21, 2008, 11:40:07 AM
the last movie I've watched was stefen King's "IT"

great movie  :smile:
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on June 22, 2008, 12:41:21 AM
"There Will Be Blood" totally blew (in my opinion), Thats about 3 hours I'll never get back.

You mean the 80's version of "It"? The one with the guy from Night Court? :lol:
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: The Nameless One on June 22, 2008, 01:13:14 AM
the one made in 1990, just awsome
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on June 22, 2008, 03:46:14 AM
I felt 'IT' could of been better. It's quite laughable, really. Not a horror movie at all.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on June 22, 2008, 06:14:56 PM
Yes... 'could have been better' covers it. Considering what a good book it is they really screwed the pooch on that one. Much like "The Stand". What a piece of crap that was. Molly Ringwald!??!?

In any case, watched "Rescue Dawn" with Christian Bale last night. I give it a C+. It was watchable, but only because of Bale I think. I swear that guy is a chameleon. If you disagree rent "Batman Returns", then "The Machinist".

Watched "Under the same moon" on Friday. It was actually much better than I thought it would be. No explosions or lasers, but by the end end I was pulling for the little guy (and no, thats not a euphemism, get your mind on topic).
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Edhelur on June 22, 2008, 07:24:58 PM
Watched Clerks for the first time last night (obviously not Joe's first time watching that movie)..... amusing, yes. I can see how it became cult classic, yes.

Also watched another 40-60 minutes of the first disc of The Return of the King (Extended Edition), and we didn't even finish the first disc yet (we're at about 1 hr 50min or so)..... damn, that movie is long. I think it totals 4.5 hours over two discs, with four commentaries included, and about 10 hours "bonus material". >.<
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on June 28, 2008, 05:59:39 PM
Saw "Wanted" last night.

As long as you can get past the complete and utter unbelievability of the whole thing, it was not great. Your asked to make quite a few good sized leaps of logic. There were a couple cool scenes in terms of mindless action.

Something about Angelina Jolie just turns me off though, not just in this movie, in general. I agree she's technically beautiful and all, but there's something about her thats just all hard edges and slightly disguised past if you know what I mean. There's just something not right about her, it usually makes me walk away from her roles wishing they had cast someone else. In this case I guess she fit the character, but I still just don't enjoy watching her on screen.

Anyway, personally I would recommend saving yourself a couple bucks and renting this one later.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: coeshaw on June 28, 2008, 09:45:01 PM
Saw "Wanted" last night.

As long as you can get past the complete and utter unbelievability of the whole thing, it was not great. Your asked to make quite a few good sized leaps of logic. There were a couple cool scenes in terms of mindless action.

Anyway, personally I would recommend saving yourself a couple bucks and renting this one later.

I quite agree, I just got back from seeing Wanted and there are some good action scenes but the film was not great. When James McAvoy has a go at his boss that is great though  :lol:
It was good to see a big action film set in Chicago and not NY for a change, a nice change of scenery.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Edhelur on June 28, 2008, 10:09:21 PM
Got Season I of Heroes from the library the yesterday, watched most of the first two discs (there's seven that cover the entire season)..... I'm really liking it. Although, it's a tv show, so doesn't really belong in here....

Probably gonna watch Mongol tonight at the theatre.... should be good. I hope. Maybe? If we're lucky?
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: The Nameless One on June 29, 2008, 11:14:20 PM
I'm now starting with the Hannibal Lector - serie

wich film should I begin with? Silence of the Lambs?
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on June 29, 2008, 11:28:56 PM
Silence of the Lambs, indeed. I've actually been considering watching those movies again recently, mainly because Edh hasn't seen any of them.

Last night we decided against going to see Mongol, but I'm still looking forward to checking it out some night soon. Another couple movies i'm looking forward to seeing this summer are The Dark Knight and The Forbidden Kingdom. The weird thing about the latter movie is that it was released in the US in mid-April (I believe?), yet it's still being advertised here. However, it's just been released in cinemas in the UK, so...*shrugs* Maybe I'll catch it on DVD later in the year.

I think we'll continue with the Heroes theme tonight again, though.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on June 30, 2008, 02:43:47 AM
just watched Pistol Whipped. a movie by a dutch director starring Steven Seagal. thought it was pretty ok. well shot as well too
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on June 30, 2008, 03:23:42 PM
Saw "Hitman" last night. I actually enjoyed it quite a bit, despite things that usually annoy me. I spent the whole time trying to remember where else I had seen Timothy Oliphaunt(sp?) and wondering why I had not seen more of the female lead, who I took an immediate fancy to.

I looked him up this morning on imdb, turns out it was "Girl Next Door" and possibly "Live Hard Die Free" although I barely remember the latter.

Anyway, I never played the game the movie is based on so I had no previous exposure to the story. Overall it could have been alot worse.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on June 30, 2008, 09:30:21 PM
You may have also seen him in Deadwood on HBO (or DVD if you are like me and don't get HBO).

I watched In Bruges, which was a great movie, just a wonderful blend of dark comedy and drama. Then there was L.A. Confidential, which was good, but not as great as many make it out to be.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: bats on July 03, 2008, 07:47:11 AM
 Just watched August Rush it was a OK!!     DVD,,seemed a bit over-the -top in parts   Robin Williams seem to be
a bit   Over-Acting ,,but the Movie did have you thinking  very good Movie to watch with the Family
   bats  :elf_drow:
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on July 04, 2008, 02:49:29 PM
got August Rush downloaded, but havne't watched it yet. watched Bottoms Up the other day, starring Paris Hilton and Jason Mewes (+ the silent Bob dude). thought it was decent, but i have bad taste, so yeah
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on July 04, 2008, 09:41:51 PM
Watched Casino Royale last night with Ave. It was the third viewing for me, but I still enjoyed it. Looking forward to the follow up.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on July 04, 2008, 09:48:10 PM
Went and saw WALL-E with my kids this morning. I loved it. I'm a sucker for Pixar movies anyway, but I thought this one was particularly well done. I would recommend this for the big screen, especially if you have kids, but even if you don't.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on July 05, 2008, 03:08:38 AM
I'm lazy so I am reposting from another site:

My thoughts on 10000 BC:

As I sit here, still slack-jawed, I cannot help but reflect upon the horrific images that I just laid witness to. For one hour and forty nine minutes a torture has been visited upon me, a torture similar, perhaps, to something that might go on in hell. The movie that I just watched did not start out a pleasant thing and gradually move towards a defining point in cinematic horror. No, it started bad and gradually got worse. The protagonist is the son of a coward, the love of a blue-eyed child, the hunter, the warrior, the man who talks to the spear-tooth. Most importantly, he is an idiot played by someone who cannot act worth a damn. He gets by specifically because he is an idiot, that and because he is blessed with no small amount of luck. So he is a lucky idiot, doesn't matter, he is still an idiot.

Don't worry, he is not alone, most of the people in the movie cannot act either, though not all are idiots thankfully. Wait a second...

No, I take that back. They follow the idiot, willingly, they are worse. There were no fewer than three prophecies in this film, we are introduced to the first at the beginning, the second at some other point, and the third towards the end. The second and third are just really convenient for the protagonist. What? I did say he was lucky. Unfortunately, those of us watching the trash are not.

There are times that I actually became very angry at this movie, violently angry. I wanted to hunt down the writer(s) and director and throttle them. Throughout all of it I was horrified. I groaned at many spots, strung out curses in more, and watched, my jaw falling open with every passing second, as the most awful movie I can remember played out before me. It wasn't even good in a bad way, it was pure awful. From the nonexistent acting, to the hack writing, and the ugly special effects, this movie fails. It fails utterly and completely, there are no redeeming factors.

This movie, my friends, is 10,000 BC and it will rot your mind. I reflect on it, but I wish I could purge it from my mind, burn it out if I must. If I did that, however, I may watch it again, so I dare not truly wish it. Do not watch this movie, do not even touch it, to look upon it is to decay your mind and taint your very soul.

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My thoughts on Jumper:

I just finished Jumper and I must say, another brilliant performance by Mannakin. I mean, it just has to take some awesome skill to act with all the emotional range of a plank of wood. Beyond the star's lack of acting ability you have the secondary characters, all of whom have the depth of a mud puddle after a brief shower. Hurrah. I am going to just lightly touch upon the illogical actions of some of these character and I am going to do it by summing up a scene:

David (Protagonist): Hello girl who I had a crush on when I was fifteen who I haven't seen in eight years.
Millie (said girl): David, I haven't seen you in eight years and you are supposed to be dead. What are you up to?
David: Oh, I am a banker.
Millie: Didn't you flunk algebra?
David: No.
David: So I was thinking about going to Rome, want to go?
Millie: Sure.
--Next Scene--
Millie: Wow. Isn't it amazing that we were in Ann Arbor ten hours ago?
David: Yeah.
--Later that day...--
**After watching Millie struggle to put a dress on a really high hanger and not offering to help in the slightest, David moves over to Millie and they start stripping. Obviously the only logical thing to do after making a spontaneous trip to Rome with a guy you haven't seen for eight years is have sex with him.**
...?
...?
What the (tries not to say the word he wants) heck?! Who would do that?! Why would you go to Rome with a guy you haven't seen in eight years? AGH!

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My thoughts on Charlie Bartlett:

Decent movie. However, the plot could use some definite work, it was jumpy and had a tendency to leave out information. For instance, there was a dance and we didn't hear about this dance until it actually occurred, just figured that if there was going to be a dance and it was going to be a pivotal moment in the film (which it was), then it should at least be mentioned at some point before it actually occurs. Still though, it had some decent acting and some comedic moments, I'd probably watch it again.

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My thoughts on Akira:

This is one movie that I had planned on watching since I started my little foray into anime, so I downloaded it and I burned it. Then I watched it and tossed it in the trash. I don't know what people see in it, it certainly isn't anything resembling good or interesting. I was bored throughout, even when the action actually started there was nothing to be interested in. None of the characters caught my attention and I felt nothing for them, nothing at all, just a casual indifference as I waited for the movie to end. How this movie has come to be treated as a classic is something that I will never figure out, not will I ever understand the love that it gets. Just a boring and poorly written anime.

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My thoughts on Be Kind Rewind:

There is nothing special about this movie, it doesn't make for a good comedy, it doesn't really have anything good in the way of acting. The only thing it really has going for it is the basic premise of the movie, which really didn't pan out all that well, still ended up a flat and often-times boring movie. The acting is just about what can be expected from Mos Def, who only seems to be able to play the same character: himself, and Jack Black, who once again plays the idiot.

Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on July 05, 2008, 11:06:51 PM
Funny. You know what my favorite part of 10,000 BC was? The part when it was over.

I found it at least tolerable, but only because I spent much of the time laughing my butt off at the absurdity of it. Big hairy mastodons bred for the ice age helping to build the pyramids (of 3000 BC no less) in 100+ degree heat? Sure, why not? Steel? OK

You have to love a movie that has literally no respect whatsoever for factual accuracy. :smile:
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on July 06, 2008, 12:11:39 AM
Can't believe I left out the historical inaccuracies, but then again, they were fairly obvious. My parents are the ones that rented it and they enjoyed it quite a bit, so they kept bugging me about watching it.

So I did. How they liked it... I guess out difference in taste is obvious. I brought up the historical inaccuracies and they weren't bothered by it, although my mom was slightly bothered by the guy using a telescope... you know... because the mammoths weren't out of place at all.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: coeshaw on July 06, 2008, 09:30:07 PM
I saw Hancock yesterday, it was a good film. I always enjoy Will Smith films though, it was good to see Jason Bateman from Arrested Development have such a large roll.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on July 08, 2008, 08:59:29 PM
i don't like Will Smith at all. he can only play one role, and that is Will Smith.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on July 08, 2008, 10:51:50 PM
Seen a fair few movies lately with my girl. Let's see...

* SW: Attack of the Clones - great movie. She didn't get it entirely, but it's hard to dislike the movie, I reckon.
* Mirrormask - decent enough flick. Completely bizarre, of course. I didn't think it was all that great, and to be honest, I probably wouldn't of stuck with it the whole way through if I had been on my own. But Edh's rather fond of it, so...meh.
* The Last Kiss - movie starring Zach Braff, among others. The others being rather okay, but I watched it mainly because I like Braff. And the film turned out to be good...sort of.
* X-Men - yes, the beginning of the trilogy. It started so well...
* Silence of the Lambs - great film. A definite re-watch or first time watch is in order for everyone. Not sure when I last saw it; some of the details were a bit foggy in my mind, y'know, until they're were beginning to be revealed. I plan on watching more of the Hannibal films in the upcoming weeks...


Can't mind what else we've been watching recently, but movies have been watched. Yes.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on July 08, 2008, 11:38:39 PM
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* Mirrormask - decent enough flick. Completely bizarre, of course. I didn't think it was all that great, and to be honest, I probably wouldn't of stuck with it the whole way through if I had been on my own. But Edh's rather fond of it, so...meh.

I have watched this one a few times, I have enjoyed it on each watch. Huh... I don't find it all that bizarre. Perhaps a little strange, but not all that much.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Alrin on July 09, 2008, 03:23:40 PM
i don't like Will Smith at all. he can only play one role, and that is Will Smith.
Oh my, I laughed. And laughed. I think I found it so funny because it's true.

In fact, I enjoy that quote so much it's going in my sig.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: The Nameless One on July 09, 2008, 10:33:33 PM
watched 'The Happening' yesterday in the cinema. Pretty good, but nothing special. Nice thriller, sometimes thrilling, worth watching sometime.

just watched 'The Village'. It was a bit a weird movie, don't know what to think of it yet.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on July 11, 2008, 02:42:01 AM
I watched Batman: Gotham Knight, which takes place between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. The movie much resembles The Animatrix, both in the way it is presented and the animation style, as it is made up of six short films and is in the anime style. I liked the movie for the most part. I wasn't fond of the first short film. The story was lackluster and the animation followed right along, revealing Batman in three very ugly styles before finally showing the "real" Batman, who appears to have gained quite a lot of weight. The other five, however, were better both in animation and story.

I have always been a fan of Batman in his film and television forms, but have never read one of the comics and as such I was pleased by the film. But as all things go: Your mileage may very.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on July 11, 2008, 10:06:52 PM
i don't like Will Smith at all. he can only play one role, and that is Will Smith.
Oh my, I laughed. And laughed. I think I found it so funny because it's true.

In fact, I enjoy that quote so much it's going in my sig.

awesome. i'm truly honored al
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on July 11, 2008, 11:08:44 PM
Watched Curse of the Golden Flower, last night. Didn't exactly like it, but it was a nicely done film, especially the killing scenes.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Edhelur on July 12, 2008, 01:52:30 AM
Yup, in one scene ten thousand guys were killed by arrows while being squished in against the walls of the courtyard by mobile "walls" (huge shields pushed on wheels by men)..... And lots of women with very tight, very low cut gowns. Uh huh.

Interesting enough.

Oh! and there were ninjas! gotta love that, right.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on July 12, 2008, 12:21:31 PM
watched the Steven Seagal classic Out for a Kill yesterday. it was horrible, just the way i love it
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on July 13, 2008, 03:50:31 AM
Rewatched Mr. Brooks, which was very enjoyable. Just as good as I remembered.

I also watched the Cowboy Bebop movie, which wasn't as good as the show, but good nonetheless.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: The Nameless One on July 13, 2008, 11:39:58 AM
watched 'Forrest Gump' yesterday, sweet movie  :scout:
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: coeshaw on July 13, 2008, 12:52:27 PM
Watched Rambo on Friday, I enjoyed the film. Though I think some of the violence by the soldiers on the villagers was a bit extreme, especailly as some aspects of it is really happening in Burma.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on July 13, 2008, 05:44:36 PM
Wathed "The Ruins" last night... many cliche's.
Spoiler:  • show
You know they are running out of ideas when the monster movie is about killer plants


Watched "Vantage Point" on Friday eve. I thought it was pretty good, my wife not so much.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: The Nameless One on July 13, 2008, 08:27:55 PM
just about to watch REC and There Will Be Blood
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on July 13, 2008, 09:01:07 PM
Watched Superman: Doomsday last night because it was on tv and I was bored. Man... talk about crap...

Some problems:

- The voice actors. I am used to the voice acting in the cartoon from a while back. Superman/Clark had a nasally voice that would have worked well if it was only used by Clark, but it did not work with Superman. Almost made me want to laugh. Lois Lane had some weird accent that I cannot even begin to describe, but did not work at all.

- The dialogue. At one point in the movie it had Superman lamenting how he could do so many great things (and he lists a few), but he cannot cure cancer, all in his nasally voice mind you. This forced my jaw to hang open, it has been a long time since anything has struck me as god awful dialogue, but that did it. There was nothing quite as bad as that bit in the rest of the movie, but considering how far down that was it doesn't really mean anything. The dialogue was pretty badly written, and often cheesy, across the board.

- The story. Meh.

I do believe this was the first movie that DC released as part of DC Universe Original Animated Movies line. As was Batman: Gotham Knight, which I watched a few days ago. It might be that I have always been a bigger fan of Batman, but I think Gotham Knight was a much better production. Oh, and I just looked up Superman: Doomsday and found out that Adam Baldwin (Jayne from Firefly) did the voice acting. Disappointing.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on July 13, 2008, 10:53:19 PM
Watched Interview with the Vampire the other night..and it's a bit shit. I wouldn't of watched it the whole way through if I didn't have such patience for vampire related work. One of Tom Cruise's better movies, though that's not saying much.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on July 13, 2008, 11:33:28 PM
Watched Interview with the Vampire the other night..and it's a bit shit. I wouldn't of watched it the whole way through if I didn't have such patience for vampire related work. One of Tom Cruise's better movies, though that's not saying much.

Just a bit shit? I have never been able to muster up an interest in that movie and the only character I could stand from it was Pitt's. I have read some Rice books though, or attempted to at least, and I can't really blame it for being that bad since the books are pretty damned wretched.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: The Nameless One on July 14, 2008, 11:17:10 AM
watched REC yesterday
creepy, creepy Spanish horror  :o
didn't expect very much, but it was pretty scary :dunce:
also saw Heat, good, nothing special
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on July 14, 2008, 04:18:14 PM
was bored last night, so I watched The Great Escape. Probably one of the best movies ever. IMO
I know it's one of my all time favs.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on July 14, 2008, 08:34:22 PM
watched Raise your Voice yesterday. just another fine movie starring Hilary Duff. the girlfriend even bought this dvd for us to watch together. she knows how much i love hilary duff
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on July 14, 2008, 10:56:03 PM
Watched SW: Episode III, IV and V. Plan on finishing it off with the VI, as well. Oh, and we have Serenity, too...so will probably watch that, sometime.

Good stuff.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on July 20, 2008, 11:31:51 PM
Watched Batman: the Dark Knight last night. It was...amazing. Loved every minute of it. I actually want to see it again.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Edhelur on July 21, 2008, 01:55:00 AM
I enjoyed Batman too, even if it did involve me driving home from the theater at 2:00 am. :P 'twas a good movie... and yes, I agree that it elevates 'comic book movies' to a new level.

Oh, and we saw American History X a few days ago-- I really liked that one too. A bit dramatic, but it was definitely good.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on July 21, 2008, 02:01:33 AM
Went on a zombie kick this weekend. Watched the Resident Evil series, as well as 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later. Fun.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on July 21, 2008, 08:11:27 PM
watched Animal House yesterday. thought it was pretty funny. childish, but funny
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on July 22, 2008, 02:25:49 AM
Ave and I watched Nightwatch last night, and we'll be watching the sequel tonight.  :smile: Both re-watches for me, but enjoyable ones.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on July 22, 2008, 03:41:43 PM
I watched Superhero Movie, man that was a pointless waste of time. I also watched Botched, which wasn't that bad. You just have to get past the horrible fake Russian accents and the often fruity actions of the main antagonist. It has its funny moments though.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on July 23, 2008, 01:49:59 AM
Ave and I watched Daywatch last night and found it pretty cool. I'm looking forward to seeing the next one when it's released.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Alrin on July 25, 2008, 03:43:37 AM
The next one will ruin the trilogy. It's set to be recast with American actors and filmed in English.
Now, if they wanted to redo the entire trilogy with new actors and in English, I wouldn't be terribly adverse to the idea. But to take what's set to be the final part of the series and recast it is ridiculous.
But it may never eventuate anyway. Bekmambetov has said he has no idea what's happening with the film. Apparently Wanted (with Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy, based on the comic of the same name) took its place and become "America's Night Watch", and so the future of the project is tenuous at best.
I wouldn't be surprised if he was replaced as director, and that would really be the final nail in the coffin. I'd probably not watch the film if that were the case and be content with the two films we have as being the "whole story".
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on July 25, 2008, 10:49:14 AM
Disturbing to hear, this is.


Tonight, we watched Seven. It turned out to be alright. Hell, better than alright. Funnily enough, my first viewing.
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Post by: vega1 on July 25, 2008, 05:17:17 PM
I am honestly shocked that anyone liked "Night Watch". I found it to be completely incoherent and horribly ill-acted. Frankly it was laughable, Just awful. My opinion only, I respect others right to enjoy total crap.  ;)

Watched '21 Grams' last night. Better than I thought it would be actually. It skips around alot which is hard to get used to at first.
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Post by: Great One on July 27, 2008, 04:43:49 AM
Watched 'the Orphanage' last night. Suggested by a friend and I checked it out, thought it might be alright...but it failed. Though Edh liked it well enough. I guess I've seen too many movies of the type, too often. Oh well...
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Post by: coeshaw on July 27, 2008, 06:28:16 PM
Watched all the extra from the Superbad DVD last night, was pretty funny. Going to see the new Batman tonight  :smile:
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Post by: Bacchus on July 28, 2008, 06:07:31 PM
went to see In Bruges yesteday. it was decent, not really good though. the story was rather thin and it looked like one big commercial for the city. an easy watch and had some fun bits
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Post by: Great One on July 29, 2008, 09:16:06 AM
Watched Red Dragon tonight. Hannibal the night before (?). Both are good re-watches.
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Post by: coeshaw on July 30, 2008, 08:36:58 PM
Watched the new Batman film last weekend. It is a really good movie, though a little long.
I highly recommend people to go and see this in the cinema. If Heath Ledger was nominated for an Oscar for his role as Joker I would support this as he acted superbly.
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Post by: Great One on July 31, 2008, 12:17:47 AM
I didn't find it long at all. *shrugs*

I was talking about Heath after the movie with Edh. In short, I reckon if he hadn't of died before the movie was released there wouldn't be so much talk about him receiving an Oscar. He played his role well - better than anyone could of hoped for - but I just think this may have played in his favour. Along with the movie itself, which has received a lot of press because it's related. Though it's not like he's going to be alive to reap the benefits...
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Post by: romana on July 31, 2008, 02:37:07 AM
Watched (well, re-watched) Transformers after hearing/seeing some leaks from the current filming of the sequel.
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Post by: James on July 31, 2008, 09:43:42 PM
I just watched Doomsday. A very screwed up movie. Big explosions, guns, a deadly virus, post apocalyptic punk hooligans, knights, archers, cannibalism, violence, gore, a sword fight, a gladiatorial match, a rotted Scotland, and a rotting England. I am not sure if I liked this movie or hated it...
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Post by: James on August 07, 2008, 04:01:48 PM
I watched 21, which wasn't all that bad. Not quite the type of movie I am interested in, but still, not bad. Quite enjoyable at times. I also watched Planet Terror, which is part of the Grindhouse thing. I promised myself I would never watch the movies, but here we are. This movie had its moments, it was good in spots, but it was mostly over-the-top shit. I would probably watch it again though... but hey, it isn't directed by Quentin Tarantino, which is a plus. I really cannot stand that guy. I watched a little of his Death Proof, but it is just as shit as I suspected it would be, just like the rest of his movies that I have seen.
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Post by: coeshaw on August 10, 2008, 03:56:59 PM
I watched 'Be Kind Rewind' last night, it was funny when they were making the films but other than that it was not that great.
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Post by: vega1 on August 10, 2008, 09:37:52 PM
Watched over the last couple days...

'30 Days of Night' = Crap
'My Super Ex-girl friend' = Also mostly crap, but I love Anna Farris anyway
'21' = Pretty good actually
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Post by: Bacchus on August 11, 2008, 05:17:19 PM
Watched the new Batman film last weekend. It is a really good movie, though a little long.
I highly recommend people to go and see this in the cinema. If Heath Ledger was nominated for an Oscar for his role as Joker I would support this as he acted superbly.

saw that movie as well. thought it was a bit on the long side too. it could've easily be done with 30 minutes less. i'll be p**sed if Heath Ledger receives an oscar for this as well
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Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on August 11, 2008, 06:08:05 PM
I agree with Baz, not taking away anything form the permormance....which was good, but the powers that be are essentially talking about giving this guy an oscar for committing suicide.......cause lets face ....that's what it was. (IMO).
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Post by: Great One on August 12, 2008, 10:45:53 PM
I was a little bored the other night and I watched Eragon.

Yup. It was alright, though the bad things about the book were still very much present. And I didn't really like any of the actors in the movie, so...go figure.
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Post by: James on August 12, 2008, 11:33:07 PM
I was a little bored the other night and I watched Eragon.

Yup. It was alright, though the bad things about the book were still very much present. And I didn't really like any of the actors in the movie, so...go figure.

A little bored? Jeeze, that is akin to saying: "I was a little bored the other night and I decided to gouge out my eyes with a spork."
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Post by: vega1 on August 13, 2008, 02:24:55 AM
"Eragon" was still better than "There will be blood"... spork or no
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Post by: James on August 13, 2008, 04:01:58 AM
I don't know... money spent on There Will be Blood doesn't somehow make it into Paolini's pockets, which makes it better by default.
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Post by: Great One on August 13, 2008, 05:46:29 AM
Oh, come on, allow him some money. It's been than letting Daniel Day Lewis get richer.  :P


Edit: On topic, I just watched Click. It happened to be rather good. Y'know, for an Adam Sandler film...
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Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on August 13, 2008, 02:33:27 PM
Watched In Bruges last night.......*shrug*.....I liked it, the Mrs not so much. F***ing Bruges!


On a side note it was like a mini-Harry Potter reunion, with Mad Eye, Fleur and Voldy sharing screen time.
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Post by: James on August 13, 2008, 09:26:33 PM
Oh, come on, allow him some money. It's been than letting Daniel Day Lewis get richer.  :P


Edit: On topic, I just watched Click. It happened to be rather good. Y'know, for an Adam Sandler film...

He has more than enough money, more than he ever should have gotten. I'd much rather Daniel Day Lewis get richer, in any case it is not DDL that is responsible for There Will Be Blood, it is Paul Thomas Anderson who wrote it, directed it, and produced it. So the fact that it was a horribly boring screenplay falls to him, or it could fall to Upton Sinclair since he wrote the book it was loosely based off.

Quote from: Brody
Watched In Bruges last night.......*shrug*.....I liked it, the Mrs not so much. F***ing Bruges!

Watched that one as soon as it came out, I thought it was a great film. Parents... not so much.
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Post by: vega1 on August 15, 2008, 07:23:51 PM
Last night I was flipping through the channels and came across an old movie called "The Toxic Avenger"....

Oh... My... God...

It was bad, no I mean *really* bad in every way possible for a movie. Bad acting, bad script, horrible special effects, etc. Even for an 80's B movie.

And yet, I just couldn't seem to tear myself away from it. I changed to the Olympics at one point, and then I had to change back just to see what would happen next and how much worse it could possibly get (it just kept getting worse).

<shiver>

You should watch it.
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Post by: Great One on August 16, 2008, 01:25:29 AM
I watched Shooter last night. I enjoyed it too, even though I was feeling a bit crap. I quite like those type of movies. Still...Swagger is no Jason Bourne.
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Post by: vega1 on August 16, 2008, 05:29:21 PM
Watched "Doomsday" last night. Pretty bad actually. It was like they decided to remake the "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome" movie, but executed it poorly.

If there's one thing that really bothers me in movies, its when they insult my intelligence as a viewer with huge holes in logic. This movie did that.

But hey, I liked 'Soldier', so what do I know.
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Post by: coeshaw on August 17, 2008, 12:08:09 AM
I watched Star Wars Clone Wars, Overall I would give this 5/10. Some of the animation and action scenes were really good. Its a shame there was not more Mace Windu and Dooku as they were actually voiced by Mr's Jackson and Lee. However there was lots wrong with the film as well, not least Anakins annoying padawan (Skyguy - this really annoyed me). I hope the TV series gets better than this.
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Post by: Great One on August 17, 2008, 12:25:08 AM
Yeah, thought that'd be the case. I'm actually going to the cinema later, but I'll watch Tropic Thunder instead of Lucas' shitty repetition.

Edit: Change of plans. Not going to bother with the cinema today. Just gonna get a couple of dvds instead. Will tell more later.
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Post by: vega1 on August 17, 2008, 04:20:26 PM
Saw "Clone Wars", I agree with the 5/10 assessment. I was very disappointed with it. They managed to maximize the worst in the SW movies (the convoluted political jockeying) and minimize the best.

The one good thing was the style of animation is interesting IMO.
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Post by: James on August 19, 2008, 01:36:34 AM
What did you expect from Lucas, really?

I just did rewatched of Shoot 'Em Up, which I finally bought, so I can watch it even more. :) Great flick.
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Post by: Bacchus on August 19, 2008, 11:23:52 AM
went to see Into the Wild. must say that it's a pretty good movie. pretty long, but it doesn't slow down. a recommended watch
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Post by: Ashen Shugar on August 20, 2008, 12:41:36 PM
i watched wanted few weeks back. they took it too far with the curving bullets but besides that not a bad flick
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Post by: Great One on August 21, 2008, 12:41:37 AM
Wouldn't watch 'Wanted'.

Last night, I watched 'Ghost in the Shell', a very Sci-Fi anime movie. I liked it quite a bit. 'Twas well done.

Night before that, I watched 'the Illusionist', an Edward Norton (and Jessica Biel) movie. Enjoyed that, too. Thought it was a very fine movie.

Watch it. Watch the other.
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Post by: belovely on August 22, 2008, 12:42:24 AM
I saw Donnie Darko, it was good, it's just my type of movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0246578/
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Post by: vega1 on August 22, 2008, 03:28:47 AM
Quote
I saw Donnie Darko, it was good, it's just my type of movie.

You should watch it again, its even better after seeing it once.  :smile:  Thats a good flick.
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Post by: Great One on August 22, 2008, 03:37:42 AM
Ave and I watched it the other night, funnily enough. Second or third time for me.

Last night we watched the Prestige, which was a very good movie. Cleverly done, I thought.
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Post by: Edhelur on August 24, 2008, 06:01:48 AM
Also rented Sweeney Todd at the same time as The Prestige. Both were good if you ask me. Heehee.... such a Tim Burton film, what with the muted colours and black/white contrasts (and eyeliner on Depp! and eyeshadow! and possibly mascara, though I couldn't tell).... and the fastforwarding bits... and the singing. :D Tralalala London.
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Post by: James on September 04, 2008, 05:43:01 PM
Finally managed to catch High Fidelity from the beginning, so this is really the first time that I have watched it. Great movie, reaffirms the fact that I am a fan of John Cusack.
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Post by: Bacchus on September 07, 2008, 10:38:58 AM
saw Iron Man in the plane yesterday. thought it was pretty good. also saw Speed Racer, which was ok-ish, and Asterix at the Olpympics, which was pretty funny
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Post by: vega1 on September 07, 2008, 03:46:18 PM
Saw 'Brotherhood of the Wolf'. Had alot of potential I think as your generic run of the mill 18th century French countryside monster movie. Too bad it sucked. Silly 'monster', unlikable characters, stereotypical plot, lots of useless dialogue and meaningful looks between characters. Just bad. Sorry I rented it.
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Post by: coeshaw on September 07, 2008, 03:59:35 PM
I watched '21' last night, it was a decent film, Kevin Spacey was good in it.
On the film topic I recently got iMovie application for my iPhone. Its awesome as it uses the GPS to tell me what my nearest cinema is and what the film times are, u can also search for any film and it gives you details of it and the trailer. Awesome for a free app.
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Post by: Great One on September 08, 2008, 04:16:49 PM
Watched Nightmare Before Christmas again last night. Great flick.
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Post by: Dark Elf on September 14, 2008, 09:21:35 AM
Alien Hunter  :o
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Post by: vega1 on September 14, 2008, 03:54:17 PM
"Eastern Promises"... not bad actually. I liked it OK.
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Post by: Great One on September 15, 2008, 09:33:19 PM
Saw a few movies lately...

I watched Iron Man again over the weekend. Yes, I like it (f**king class!). :P
Saw 'In Bruges', which was surprisingly good. Liked that, as well.
And I saw a film called 'Brooklyn Rules' and that was fairly good, too.

So...yeah, woo.


Edit: Watched 'Buffalo Soldiers' last night. Didn't quite get it, I must admit. A strange army film. Not really sure about Joaquin Phoenix, either. Though I did like him in Gladiator.
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Post by: James on September 16, 2008, 08:13:48 PM
I watched Iron Man yesterday, loved it, great bit of humor. Although I will say that the final battle was little more than a giant disappointment, not really even a battle.
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Post by: James on September 20, 2008, 05:18:25 AM
I downloaded Wanted and watched that. It wasn't a bad movie, but it was made all the worse by the fact that the protagonist is a complete idiot. It really showed whenever he opened his mouth, although oddly enough it did not appear in the narrative. I was generally annoyed by most of the things that he said, but I was more annoyed by one part in particular that includes one bullet and a circular room, which is as far as I will go thanks to spoilers. Not a bad movie, and probably one that I will rent so I can watch it in English (It was a Russain prescreener, so the text was all in Russian.) and in full dvd clarity.
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Post by: vega1 on September 21, 2008, 04:14:45 PM
Went and saw "Ghost Town" last night. Overall it was really quite good I thought, and there were a few scenes that were absolutely hilarious. I really enjoyed Ricky Gervais in this, he was brilliant. I understand maybe he only plays one type pf character (?) (I never watched the UK version of 'the Office' so I'm not sure) but he plays the prick splendidly. Anyway, I liked it and would recommend it.
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Post by: coeshaw on September 21, 2008, 05:27:07 PM
Last weekend I watched the comedy 'Pineapple Express', it was quite funny but not as good as I thought it would be considering it was done by Judd Aptow and Seth Rogen the people who did Knocked Up and Superbad.
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Post by: Bacchus on September 22, 2008, 08:37:03 PM
bought The Hillz with Paris Hilton. probably one of the worst movies i've ever seen
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Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on September 22, 2008, 09:18:45 PM
bought The Hillz with Paris Hilton. probably one of the worst movies i've ever seen

.....and you watched because you wanted to see PH naked, didn't you Baz?
Didn't your folks get you the Paris Hilton sex tape for Christmas? :)
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Post by: The Nameless One on September 22, 2008, 09:55:48 PM
went to The Dark Knight few days ago
I was always a bit (read: a lot) sceptic about Batman-movies. Despite my preconceived opinion, I went to the cinema. As it turned out, it wasn't that bad! Especially the joker was amazing. I was there with a friend, and we both have a little sadistic personality, so the joker was perfect!
When you haven't seen this movie yet, don't think about the whole batman-things, just watch the movie. It's really getting you ín the story, with the joker as the ultimate bad-ass.
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Post by: Bacchus on September 23, 2008, 12:54:31 AM
bought The Hillz with Paris Hilton. probably one of the worst movies i've ever seen

.....and you watched because you wanted to see PH naked, didn't you Baz?
Didn't your folks get you the Paris Hilton sex tape for Christmas? :)

nah, she didn't even went naked in it. but yeah, i bought it to watch that amazing actress paris hilton perform. which was quite comical to be honest, but that counts for most of the acting or dialogue in the movie.
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Post by: vega1 on September 27, 2008, 06:11:51 AM
Just watched "Sunshine". Sci-Fi film, and absolutely one of the better ones I've seen in a while. I liked it very much actually. Maybe it was because I wasn't expecting much. I had never heard of it, and it turned out to be really very good IMO. I would recommend it, particularly to those who enjoy the more cerebral type of Sci-Fi.

No really, let me say it more strongly. See it, its one of the better sci-fi efforts in recent years in my opinion.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunshine_(2007_film) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunshine_(2007_film))

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Post by: The Nameless One on September 27, 2008, 09:49:51 AM
yesterday I watched 'Shawshank Redemption', from the book of Stephen King. it's a pretty cool movie. it's a bit like the green mile, for those who've watched that one, but it's also different  :P
anyway, worth watching!
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Post by: Myddrun on September 27, 2008, 08:43:20 PM
Reign Of Fire. Good film but then I like films with dragons in them. I always wonder what a film based more on the story of the Archangel dragon hunters would have been like.

Still fun.

Going to watch Dragon Wars soon.
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Post by: Bacchus on September 30, 2008, 07:41:29 PM
watched Dune, the Mini-series. thought it was quite good. better than the Lynch movie, but that isn't too hard
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Post by: Bacchus on October 06, 2008, 08:14:02 PM
went to see Brideshead Revisited. can't say i enjoyed a minute of this 2,5 hour piece
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Post by: coeshaw on October 08, 2008, 09:18:19 PM
Re-watched Sin City a few days ago, its a great movie.
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Post by: vega1 on October 12, 2008, 08:05:28 PM
Saw "Dark Knight" last night. I liked it alot, although it wasn't what I expected. Heath Ledger stole the show I think.
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Post by: The Nameless One on October 12, 2008, 10:42:59 PM
heath ledger is really good in that one, deffinetly
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Post by: James on October 13, 2008, 12:45:38 AM
Watched Naked Lunch, twas a trippy movie, but decent. Not something I would watch again.
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Post by: The Nameless One on October 14, 2008, 09:46:12 AM
went to see 'Wanted' yesterday in the cinema
what a crapmovie! I thought James Bond was irrealistic (?), but this one is really, really fake
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Post by: James on October 14, 2008, 03:32:46 PM
Of course it was fake, it was meant to be fake! A better movie to relate it to would be the Russian film Nochnoi Dozor (Night Watch). Hell, you could probably relate it to many of the first person shooter video games out there these days as well, since they are all about the special powers. I actually thought it was a good movie, though pretty much completely mindless. Doesn't help that the main character is an idiot, either.
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Post by: Bacchus on October 14, 2008, 04:16:43 PM
watched The Good, The Bad and The Ugly the other day. loved it. my girlfriend didn't liked it
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Post by: Ashen Shugar on October 16, 2008, 03:14:13 PM
top movie that baz.

I watched Last king of scotland recently. pretty good movie. i wonder how much of it is true
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Post by: Bacchus on October 17, 2008, 06:26:41 PM
wached the Princess Diaries yesterday with my girlfriend. cause all girls are pricesses apparently. after that we watched the Steven Seagal classic Hard to Kill. that's always good
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Post by: vega1 on October 19, 2008, 04:23:55 PM
Watched "The Happening". had alot of potential to be interesting. Unfortunately it was directed and acted no better than a 50's B movie, and in the end the cause of the happening was just plain stupid. 2 out of 5.
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Post by: Hochopepa on October 19, 2008, 08:31:46 PM
lets see....in the last day and a half i've watched Mr Magoriums Wonder Imporium, Indianna Jones and the Crystal Skull, Hudson Hawk, and Labyrinth
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Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on October 20, 2008, 09:45:38 PM
Finally saw Ironman.......
It was good(3 out of 5 stars as it were), not great.
Origin movies tend to be plodding, so I am hoping the sequel will be better.
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Post by: Bacchus on October 21, 2008, 12:33:50 AM
i watched The Black Dahlia. thought it wasn't too bad. not too great either
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Post by: Poper on October 21, 2008, 06:50:34 AM
I watched Iron Man, Wanted, Hancock, and The Incredible Hulk (in that order).

I should have watched them in the reverse order.
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Post by: James on October 27, 2008, 03:43:50 PM
I watched War, Inc, which I thought was pretty good, if a bit silly at times. It stars John Cusack though, which is more than enough reason to like it. Last night I watched August Rush on television and was surprised to find that I liked it quite a bit, but I wasn't aware it would be based around the whole "music in everything" element, which is one that I really like. Good movie and quite interesting, it is one that I would recommend checking out.

Oh, and I tried to watch Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace, but could only stomach about forty five minutes of it before I had to turn it off. It has been years since I last watched it and man, it is even worse than I remembered.
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Post by: Bacchus on October 27, 2008, 08:14:12 PM
watched the first 2 Pirates of the Carabean movies. didn't think much of it. but they're a fun enough watch
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Post by: vega1 on October 27, 2008, 11:20:42 PM
Watched "Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull", I wanted to like it... but it was not as good as I'd hoped.
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Post by: coeshaw on November 02, 2008, 02:32:33 PM
On Friday night I watched the DVD of Casino Royale and last night I went to see the new Bond film Quantom of Solace, it was a good film with some great action but I don't think it was as good as Casino as it seemed to be one action scene after another with not as much plot and substance. I hope on the DVD they will release an extended edition which corrects a few of the flaws.
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Post by: Great One on November 04, 2008, 05:53:56 PM
*goes back a couple pages* Wow...long time since I've been watching anything.

However! Today I watched the new Incredible Hulk movie, and it was excellent. I loved it. Really, really did the trick. So far above that highly forgettable Hulk film they put out before. My only minor annoyance was the military continually butting in on the story. It led to some cool action scenes, but I would of prefer if they'd limited it. Although, I think it was perhaps important they were included as much as they were. You shouldn't lose touch with the fact that this thing, this creature is a military creation, and they're not going to let him forget that. They'll hunt his ass all over the globe, as long as they can get their hands on him.

I liked the inclusion of Tim Roth, too. Funniest moment was when he said to the Hulk, 'Is that all you've got?' And got kicked, sent flying into a tree. :D Smack! The end fight was pretty darn good. The Abomination looked everything like you would of wanted him to.

HULK SMASH!!

And I loved the cameo. Marvel's got it right, finally. Can't wait for the Avenger's film. 2011 can't come fast enough. Fortunately, there's some cool stuff to look forward to in the meantime. Like the X-Men Origins: Wolverine film, that is coming out next year. Iron Man sequel and Thor film folllowing the year after.
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Post by: Alrin on November 04, 2008, 08:53:05 PM
The biggest thing I was looking forward to in the Iron Man sequel was the appearance of WAR MACHINE! Then I discovered that Terrence Howard won't be in the film and has been replaced by Don Cheadle. "f**k that shit!" I says.

Don't get me wrong, I like Don Cheadle, I just would've preferred to have Terrence Howard return. One of the coolest fanboy moments in Iron Man(1) was Terrence Howard looking at the War Machine prototype and saying, "next time." It's just so less cool now, knowing he won't be returning.

I thought Marvel were going to do their shit right and strive to maintain continuity, but word is Ed Norton won't be returning as Hulk either. They probably should've just stopped with Iron Man.
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Post by: Great One on November 04, 2008, 09:09:50 PM
Yeah, I'm a little worried by what I'm hearing about Norton not returning. Like, what the hell? How is that going to please anyone (other than the pockets of the company)? I hadn't heard about Howard not returning. Not pleased to hear that...

Edit. Yeah...not good.

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In October 2008, The Hollywood Reporter stated Don Cheadle would replace Terrence Howard. The trade journal explained many reasons, including Howard's salary, resulted in him dropping out.[108] Howard however, said "There was no explanation [...] apparently the contracts that we write and sign aren't worth the paper that they're printed on, sometimes. Promises aren't kept, and good faith negotiations aren't always held up."[109] Beforehand, Cheadle commented he is a comic book fan, but felt there are not enough black superheroes.[110] Entertainment Weekly later said Favreau had not enjoyed working with Howard, often reshooting and cutting his scenes (Howard's publicist said he had a good experience playing the part, while Marvel chose not to comment). As Favreau and Theroux chose to minimize the role, Marvel came to Howard to discuss lowering his salary – Howard was the first actor cast in Iron Man and earned the largest salary of the cast. The publication stated they were unsure whether Howard's representatives left the project first or if Marvel chose to stop negotiating.

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Post by: Bacchus on November 04, 2008, 09:22:17 PM
watched No Country for Old Men... don't know what to think of it yet
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Post by: aaadddjjjeee on November 04, 2008, 09:34:39 PM
I'm downloading a bunch of old movies right now, just finished watching E.T. :elf_smile: I love the old fashioned special effect, you really see it's fake :P
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Post by: Kikori on November 05, 2008, 01:27:42 AM
Gotta love the old school. Had a movie night with the ex the other day and she whipped out some real old school stuff. Ended up watching me ol' favourite Princess Bride and some Gene Kelly magic, all of which I've seen a thousand times. The animated scene in Anchors Aweigh where Kelly dances with Jerry is still cinematic gold.

Someone mentioned the Navigator to me the other day so I went out and bought it. Haven't seen it since I was a kid so I'm watching that tonight.
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Post by: Great One on November 05, 2008, 03:45:45 AM
I watched Pineapple Express tonight. Damn good. A little strange, but that's stoners for you.
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Post by: Great One on November 12, 2008, 09:03:08 AM
I watched 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' tonight/this morning and found it to be a pretty good movie. Really enjoyed watching it. I'm a sucker for a romantic comedy, if I like the characters. In this, I did. It's hard not to like films Judd Apatow is involved in. Speaking of him, I've got Step Brothers to watch, as well, to make it a hat-trick.
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Post by: Ellia on November 13, 2008, 08:58:34 AM
I watched 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' tonight/this morning and found it to be a pretty good movie. Really enjoyed watching it. I'm a sucker for a romantic comedy, if I like the characters.

I didn't end up liking that movie as much as I thought I would.

I watched the Changeling, with Angelina Jolie. Very good, but very sad movie. I'd like it more but it wasn't the type of movie I'd just go watch.
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Post by: Great One on November 16, 2008, 11:01:46 AM
Eh, I was hoping it'd be funnier. There were hardly any real laugh-out-loud moments in the movie, so I guess it sort of failed, but I still liked it quite a bit.

I decided to go with Hancock today, instead of Step Brothers, because I had my little sister watching with me, and figured she'd like it. She did. I found it good, myself, however I'd agree with some critics who said the film's premise had potential the movie itself didn't real live up to. I wouldn't be surprised if we saw another outing for Hancock, though. After this, I'm not put off seeing it, either. Might be a bit unlikely with Will Smith's price.
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Post by: Kikori on November 16, 2008, 11:28:40 AM
Finally got around to Pineapple Express. Started off great but kinda fizzled out for me. Pretty funny though.
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Post by: Great One on November 16, 2008, 03:47:30 PM
Just watched two other films - Hellboy 2 and Taken.

Hellboy was...well, Hellboy. If you've seen the first, you know what you're getting at this point. Not a fan at all. After seeing the first film, you'd think I'd stay away from this, but...

Taken, though, was bloody good. Liam Neeson is great in this film. You have to see it. :D
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Post by: vega1 on November 16, 2008, 03:50:04 PM
"Street Kings" - it never ceases to amaze me Keanu Reeves keeps getting acting jobs, even though he can't act. I don't think there's a more wooden and vacuous actor out there.

So yeah, he kind of ruined the movie for me.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on November 16, 2008, 11:52:19 PM
The Dark Knight - Was pretty good, but definitely not as great as so many others have said.
Brick - Rewatch, still just as good as the first two times.
Inside Man - Good movie, enjoyable at least. The reason the guy did it was one of my favorite reasons for doing anything.
The X Files: I Want to Believe - Decent, but only faintly similar to the X Files of Old that I enjoyed so much, you know before they brought in Special Agent Terminator and That One Chick to replace Mulder and Scully.
Stardust - Rewatch. Still just as good the second time around.
27 Dresses - Romcoms are a guilty please and this one was rather hilarious.
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Post by: Bacchus on November 17, 2008, 08:41:20 PM
me and my girl watched Demonic Toys yesterday. it was awesome. she didn't very much like it. no idea why
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Post by: Great One on November 17, 2008, 08:45:56 PM
I just watched Step Brothers, which was a pretty bad film. It might of been better without Will Ferrel or Reilly, but since they wrote it...

However, there was one funny bit -

'You know what, I still hate you, but you've got a pretty impressive collection of nudie mags.'
'I've got stuff from the '60s, '70s, '80s and '90s. It's like masturbating in a time machine.'


Edit: I made up for that joke of a film by watching, for a second time, the Dark Knight. As you might predict, the film is not going to be as appreciated the second time, but it's still a great film, I reckon. I'm not normally a Batman fan, but since Christopher Nolan's revival of the series, I've become particularly interested in the character and the comics Nolan was using to base the story off in his films. I've got a few of the more respected comics now, so I'll need to read them sometime soon, and find out what they're like.

Edit II: Seems like no one watches films anymore. Oh well. I watched The Forbidden Kingdom, with Jet Li and Jackie Chan. It was pretty good. I'd heard the fight scenes were good, but for a martial arts movie - and one that has Jet Lit and Jackie Chan - you'd expect better really. Still a fun film to watch, with humour used well.
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Post by: Kikori on November 25, 2008, 02:30:03 AM
watched Hellboy 2 last night. Not terrible, but by no means great. You can tell that del Toro directed it.

I would have preferred the whole movie to have been about the Elf prince (Nuanda I think). he was sick.
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Post by: Bacchus on November 25, 2008, 07:17:55 AM
watched Ice Age last weekend. it wasn't too great. girlfriend made me watch it. the dodo's where fun though. ice age 2 is already on the menu, so to speak
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Post by: Kikori on November 27, 2008, 01:14:18 AM
Saw Jumper last night. Not a bad flick, a bit stale at times, but overall not terrible watching.

Hayden Christiansen was decent, but as per the SW prequels, has a tendency to come off a bit whiney.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on November 28, 2008, 11:28:28 AM
Hey baz, Ice Age is pretty good, for an animated flick.

I watched one myself the other day - Wall-E, which wasn't bad at all. It looked simply awful when I caught my first preview of it in the cinema over the summer, but it didn't turn out that bad. Another film I saw, but didn't give my full attention to, was the new Indiana Jones film. I think I'll need to watch it properly again, before giving my opinion on it. I have that new Narnia film here, too, which I saw first in the cinema. I don't recall liking it that much, but I might just stick it on, anyway. I wouldn't of got it if I didn't have an 8 year old sis...
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Post by: Bacchus on November 29, 2008, 02:57:23 AM
don't know man. i've got the feeling that animated films got worse when computer graphics came along. old disney films look better than new ones anyway, and are definitely more intelligent films...

anyway, just watched Hancock. it started out as a good film, but at one point (the point where the identity of the female is revealed) it turns into a crap film, so i'm going to have to give it a negative rating. the starting point of the film is really good, but the way the story develops was bad. real bad
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Post by: Alrin on November 30, 2008, 09:18:12 AM
Hancock was good for about 5 or 10 minutes, when Hancock was still drunk. Once he sobered up it swiftly went down the shitter.
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Post by: Bacchus on December 02, 2008, 12:42:53 AM
yeah, it was a pretty 2-faced movie. they could've made it a killer movie, but it just got weird

anyway, watched Ice Age 2 the other day. never care much for computer animated stuff, but it was ok. also watched Harold and Kumar escape guantanamo bay. it was a decent enough laugh, but not great
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Post by: Alrin on December 02, 2008, 03:43:40 AM
Yeah, Harold + Kumar 2 was pretty disappointing. The best bit was in the final 10 minutes or so when they jump out of the place and land in Bush's ranch. GWB was a crack up. The rest was kinda 'meh'.

I guess I was just spoiled by the original, which was funny as all f**k.
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Post by: Bacchus on December 02, 2008, 04:11:30 PM
didn't find the first one extremely funny either. a mate of mine, who did find it all hilarious, said that was because i never did any drugs. battleshits was probably one of the most horrible movie scenes ever
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Post by: James on December 02, 2008, 05:06:02 PM
I found the first hilarious and I have never done drugs (and am not so hot on drug use either), so that theory is out.
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Post by: Edhelur on December 03, 2008, 05:06:20 AM
I was just invited to go watch Final Fantasy ... VIII, I think. I didn't go.
Errrr..... my new roommate has an interesting taste in movies. She lectured me on the coolness of Sephiroth for about an hour last night.... >.<
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Post by: Great One on December 05, 2008, 11:29:45 AM
anyway, just watched Hancock. it started out as a good film, but at one point (the point where the identity of the female is revealed) it turns into a crap film, so i'm going to have to give it a negative rating. the starting point of the film is really good, but the way the story develops was bad. real bad
Hancock was good for about 5 or 10 minutes, when Hancock was still drunk. Once he sobered up it swiftly went down the shitter.

You'll both be pleased to hear they're making a sequel, then. :lol:

Edit: Just watched Bank Job. It was a quite good film. After hearing the premise for the movie, I wasn't expecting it to be something I'd like. However, despite the unoriginal plot, the film turned out to be one I enjoyed. Jason Statham and all.
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Post by: James on December 05, 2008, 08:54:49 PM
I actually enjoyed Hancock, but I don't know what they hell they'd do with a sequel.
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Post by: vega1 on December 06, 2008, 05:08:20 PM
Watched "Hancock" last night. I had heard alot of people say they didn't like it, so I was expecting not to like it. But I I actually thought it was pretty good. I particularly liked the direction the second half went, and different from most superhero movies.
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Post by: James on December 06, 2008, 11:45:52 PM
Just finished Southland Tales. While I had no clue what was going on in the movie throughout most of it, I actually enjoyed it. Supposed to be a movie that makes you think, I suppose, but I shut my brain off and just enjoyed the ride. Seemed to work, might actually watch it again sometime.
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Post by: vega1 on December 07, 2008, 06:46:02 PM
"The Dead Girl"

Not bad actually, thought it was OK.
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Post by: James on December 08, 2008, 11:08:14 PM
Watched Taken a few weeks ago, a pretty enjoyable flick once you get past the uninteresting first fifteen minutes of it. I also had a rewatch of Doomsday, which still isn't as bad as it should be. Oh, and I watched Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer, which is one of those B horror films. It wasn't that bad actually, though it could have had better pacing and a little less back story, which would have meant more monster slaying. I can't believe I am about to say this, but I hope that there is a sequel.
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Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on December 10, 2008, 08:23:47 PM
Watched Wanted last night..................meh.
I suppose if I was a kid I would have found it fun, being an adult(somewhat)I found it boring.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on December 13, 2008, 04:03:36 AM
Just saw the new Bond film - Quantam of Solace. And I finally got around to watching all of Tropic Thunder.

Both were pretty disappointing. Wouldn't suggest anyone watch them.
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Post by: James on December 13, 2008, 04:11:08 AM
Neil Gaiman's A Short Film About John Bolton - Actually rather unimpressed by the film, but I didn't rent the dvd for the film, I rented it for the extras. One of the features is Neil Gaiman reading some of his short stories and poetry in front of a crowd, which is why I really wanted the film in the first place. If you don't know, because maybe you aren't a fan of Gaiman or you haven't read his works yet, Gaiman is excellent when it comes to telling his stories aloud. It is something to see and it is something to hear, though seeing it is much better than just hearing it. I may not have been impressed by the film, but I was very much impressed by this feature.

The Amazing Screw-On Head - Not bad, but I probably wouldn't have wasted a rental on it had I bothered to check the run time to see that it is a short twenty-two minutes long.

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I enjoyed Tropic Thunder quite a bit.
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Post by: coeshaw on December 14, 2008, 04:32:02 PM
Watching Wall-E on my iPhone on the way up to Manchester on the train last week, this is an excellent film which I highly recommend  :elf_smile:
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Post by: Myddrun on December 15, 2008, 02:32:26 PM
Going to watch Dragon Wars soon.

Finally got round to it. What can I say.... Pretty average if the truth be told.

The special effects were good and I liked that they used an Oriental Dragon instead of the more familiar style at the end. (The film IS based on a korean legend apparently). The over all story was actually a good idea too, but it could have been so much better.

The acting was pretty wooden and the way the scenes played out felt very rushed: sudden assumtions and decisions characters made, made it seem that lots of scenes were cut.

Still it wasted a hour and half.
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Post by: Bacchus on December 15, 2008, 04:22:13 PM
watched The Departed yesterday. thought it was good. a bit long, and the ending was not really satisfying, but i liked it
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Post by: James on December 15, 2008, 09:08:31 PM
Seems yesterday was movie day.

- Burn After Reading - Depends on how you look at it. If you are looking for entertainment, then this movie is pretty much a miss. I was rather disappointed by it in that regard. The movie had its moments and a few disparate scenes that were humorous, but kind of out of place. However, the movie is interesting beyond entertainment. Towards the end of it I found myself thinking, "Well, as far as entertainment goes, there isn't a lot, but that is one hell of a *##*-up." The movie is a series of unfortunate, coincidental, and connected events that forms, well... one hell of a *##*-up. Some of the funny moments come exactly from how the CIA manages everything and though it sort of broke the overall feel of the movie, they were some of the best scenes. As far as characters go, there isn't much to find here. Malcovich's character is pretty much raging and foul-mouthed throughout the movie. Pitt's is insubstantial, which I found disappointing, because I have grown fond of his small, odd parts. Unless you count death, the other characters don't change much at all, if at all, from the beginning to the end of the movie. The only one that does is Clooney's character and, while I wasn't so fond of the character, I did enjoy his arc (for a lack of a better term) and what he went through (not going to mention what, spoiler).

- Ghost Town - Don't have much to say about it. It was a hilarious, if (almost) standard, RomCom and I really enjoyed it.

- Bangkok Dangerous - Crap. I've never really been fond of Cage's action roles, he just isn't all that fit for them, I wish he'd stick to the more dramatic or the odd/quirky roles that he does very well at.
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Post by: Kikori on December 16, 2008, 01:37:27 AM
Saw Righteous Kill with De Niro and Pacino. Now you'd think those two names means "great movie" - Not in the slightest.

Not that their performances were bad, it was just a really slow-going flick. Was glad when it was over.
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Post by: vega1 on December 20, 2008, 08:07:51 PM
went and saw "Yes Man" last night. I liked it. Thought it was really funny. I happen to also really like Zooey Deschanel, so that took the edge off Jim Carrey in this one.
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Post by: Edhelur on December 21, 2008, 02:37:44 PM
Saw a couple bits and pieces of Gremlins last night (it was on TV), but I did see the whole of Back to the Future. Got a few laughs out of me, yepsies. I liked it.
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Post by: Kikori on December 21, 2008, 11:34:08 PM
People always talk about what "The Trilogy" is (Which is Star Wars IV, V, and VI for all you frodo-followers), but for me it's always gonna be the Back to the Future movies.
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Post by: Bacchus on December 23, 2008, 01:48:52 PM
it's Rambo man...

anyway, watched a documentary on the Church Against Shopping, made by Morgan Spurlock (from Super Size Me). was a pretty funny film, and sending out a good message!
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Post by: Edhelur on December 23, 2008, 02:12:33 PM
Watched the first hour or 90 minutes of The House of Flying Daggers last night. Will finish it later. preeetttyyyyy...
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Post by: Kikori on December 24, 2008, 12:53:38 AM
yeah, House of Flying daggers is great Ave. Great cinematography.

Watched Ping Pong Playa the other day, and really, really enjoyed it. A great look into Asian-American stereotypes and all that. Some absolute hilarious moments.
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Post by: Bacchus on December 27, 2008, 01:01:07 PM
watched Santa's Slay the other day. a great christmas horror movie, where santa turns out to be from hell and goes around killing everyone
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Post by: Great One on January 02, 2009, 05:57:12 PM
I've watched a fair few movies lately. Last night, Ave and I ended up sitting down to watch 'No country for old men'. Very good film, but I didn't like it a terrible amount. The guy who played psycho-killer was pretty funny, though.
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Post by: Bacchus on January 03, 2009, 02:23:45 AM
watched Failure to Launch the other day. starring that horse sarah jessica parker. not a good movie by any means, but it had a Fastball song in it, so that makes it decent in my book
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Post by: coeshaw on January 04, 2009, 06:56:09 PM
Over the last few weeks I have watched a number of films including:

Bucket List - Good sentimental movie with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman.
Australia - I really enjoyed this film, it was really beautifully shot and moving in places.
Yes Man - Much better comedy than I thought it would be, Jim Carrey was actually funny for once.
Dark Knight - I was given the DVD for Christmas and it was great to watch the film again, still really enjoy this film.
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Post by: Bacchus on January 05, 2009, 08:20:43 PM
watched 3:10 to Yuma yesterday. thought it was brilliant. best movie i've seen in a while
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Post by: Great One on January 05, 2009, 08:36:21 PM
Yeah, really liked that film myself, baz. One of the best films I saw last year.

Lately, I've just been having some fun re-watches, with edhelur, in the shape of Back to the Future I and II. Also, re-watched the first two Saw films. I don't like them as much anymore, but it's still great to see how the picture fits together at the end of the films.

Tried to watch Dance of the Dead last night, as well, but it was pretty poor stuff. I'm not a fan of the whole zombie comedy thing, but I thought I'd give this one a go off the good reviews it's received. Alas, it did not change my feelings at all. Lame. Turned it off after about half an hour or something. Continuing to watch it in the hope that it improved seemed like it would just be a waste of time...
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Post by: vega1 on January 17, 2009, 04:45:20 PM
Watched 'Bangkok Dangerous' last night. The one with Cage in it. I was liking it quite a bit until about midway through, then some plot elements spoiled it for me.

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About halfway through the assassin character starts to fall in love with a deaf/mute woman, and take a 'kid' under his wing, completely changing his behavior up to that point


It was just so predictable and poorly done. So I give it a 2.5 out of 5. +2 for the first half and another +.5 for the ending. -2.5 for the lameness of the overall plot.
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Post by: Great One on January 17, 2009, 04:50:21 PM
Finally saw out 'Burn after reading' in it's entirety, last night. 3rd time. It was pretty poor stuff. I don't see why anyone should care to watch this film...

Also re-watched Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind last night. A really good film, but I wish I hadn't watched it. Pretty depressing stuff.
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Post by: James on January 17, 2009, 08:39:36 PM
Watched 'Bangkok Dangerous' last night. The one with Cage in it. I was liking it quite a bit until about midway through, then some plot elements spoiled it for me.

Spoiler:  • show
About halfway through the assassin character starts to fall in love with a deaf/mute woman, and take a 'kid' under his wing, completely changing his behavior up to that point


It was just so predictable and poorly done. So I give it a 2.5 out of 5. +2 for the first half and another +.5 for the ending. -2.5 for the lameness of the overall plot.

Saw that some time ago, didn't think highly of it. I'd give it a 1 out of 5. -5 for the plot, -5 for Cage taking yet another part he shouldn't, and +11 for...

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Cage's character offing himself in the end, which was immensely enjoyable.
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Post by: vega1 on January 18, 2009, 02:03:12 AM
Watched "Devil Wears Prada" on TV. Wow.. who would watch such a... Who could like...

OK, OK, I admit it, me!! me!! I like it! It's about the third time I've watched it in the last 1 1/2 years! I'm so embarrassed. :ashamed:

Anne Hathaway is not only gorgeous, her character's likable and funny. Emily Blunt is great, and Meryl Streep is really good in it as well. And the plot is engaging. I asked my wife if this meant I was gay and she said 'yes'. :depressed:

So yes, I liked it quite a bit actually. Make fun of me if you wish, I'll probably watch it again at some point. :P
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Post by: coeshaw on January 18, 2009, 05:52:29 PM
I watched 'Seven Pounds' with Will Smith last night, I really enjoyed the film. Will has put on another really good performance which shows he can defiantly act and is not limited to action type films.
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Post by: bats on January 20, 2009, 11:23:29 PM
 Well ..Bats went to see Twilight,,I was on a bit of a High after been to the Star Wars  show at the Muesum
and had my photo taken with Boba Fett and a Star Trooper,,Son ..said we'll go and see this Movie
I wasn't that KEEN in seeing another Vampire film .....LIKE what else can they do with a Vampire !!!
WELL I must say it was a great story,really enjoyed it what a twist to a story,,even got though a full
pkt of Popcorn and had salt burn on my mouth but the movie was worth it,,by the way I did thought the Vampire
was cute till I saw Jason !! stuff the the Vampire I like the Indian LOL!!
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Post by: Great One on January 21, 2009, 10:01:26 PM
I've watched a couple of films lately. I watched '27 Dresses' last night, and re-watched 'Stardust' the night before. Both were enjoyable enough. 27 Dresses had Katherine Heigl, so that had a lot going for it to start with, but I also liked seeing James Marsden (of X-Men fame) playing her counter-point. His lines could have been better, perhaps. I did enjoy the music selected, though. It gave the film a good feel through-out. Fair few of the tracks were British ones, too, which was interesting. As for Stardust, well, I'd seen it before and loved it. I didn't like it as much the second time around, but it's still a sweet tale.

Started re-watching Sweeney Todd last night, as well, but turned it off after almost 20 minutes. Silly film. I did like it a lot the first time, though...
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Post by: Bacchus on January 22, 2009, 12:31:07 AM
you and your feminine taste in movies and tv joe. 27 dresses? come on, be a man
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Post by: James on January 22, 2009, 04:15:21 AM
27 Dresses was a good movie, Baz. I, for once, must agree with Joe's awfully womanish taste in movies.
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Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on January 22, 2009, 03:26:48 PM
Saw This is England the other day and thought it was brilliant! Being from that era only on the other side of the pond I "knew" all those people. I think it was an accurate portrayal of the skinhead culture and of course right after that I had to watch
SLC Punk which is basically what my life was like late teens/early 20’s through highschool in Boston and the Army…..you know without the dying part.
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Post by: Bacchus on January 23, 2009, 02:56:31 PM
watched 5 movies yesterday, being: Welstadt (about some kids in a german village), Awaydays (about an english group of soccer hooligans), Nak (asian animated film), Tokyo Sonata (about a guy from Tokyo losing his job and pretending that he hasn't to his family) and J.C.V.D (a movie about Jean Claude van Damme, where he plays himself). especially JCVD was brilliant. easily the best movie i've seen i a while. all in all, saw some pretty good films. of all the films i watched i liked Tokyo Sonata the least, but that was still a good watch
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Post by: bats on January 24, 2009, 08:08:58 AM
 Just finished watching The Curse of the Golden Flower ,and a Jet Li one
Unleashed with also Morgan Freeman,,it gave Jet a chance to act lots of action both movies were good

  bats
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Post by: vega1 on January 24, 2009, 03:47:59 PM
Saw "Gran Torino" last night. It was excellent I thought, really. Very well done. Eastwood is fantastic in it, as is a young (new?) actress named Ahney Her. A very good movie on multiple levels.
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Post by: coeshaw on January 25, 2009, 01:49:38 PM
I watched Valkyrie last night at the cinema, I wanted to see 'Slumdog Millionaire', but when I turned up at the Odeon there was a queue of at least 200 people, for once I am not exaggerating either. So I walked 10 doors down the road and went to the ABC cinema and saw Valkyrie. It was a good film, its surprising how close they came to killing Hitler and taking Germany out of the war early, I thought Tom Cruise did a decent job in this film.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on January 27, 2009, 02:58:59 AM
I watched Valkyrie last night at the cinema, I wanted to see 'Slumdog Millionaire', but when I turned up at the Odeon there was a queue of at least 200 people, for once I am not exaggerating either. So I walked 10 doors down the road and went to the ABC cinema and saw Valkyrie. It was a good film, its surprising how close they came to killing Hitler and taking Germany out of the war early, I thought Tom Cruise did a decent job in this film.

Bah, I would have went to see the Wrestler or Seven Pounds. Valkyrie looks decent, though, yeah, and I'll definitely watch it at some stage. Can't say the same for Slumdog Millionaire...

Recently I sat down and watched In Bruges, a film I'd seen before, but felt it deserved a re-watch. (It's just that good. :P) And I enjoyed it just as much as the first time, so I took a look for information concerning the writer/director of the film, Martin McDonagh. Most of his written work has been play-work and the like. However, he has written and directed a short film called Six Shooter, one he won an Oscar for, before he did In Bruges, so I took a look for it and found the film. Yesterday I watched it and enjoyed it quite a bit. I find short films a little strange. This is perhaps due to the fact that I don't watch a great many. Short stories, on the other hand, I can understand with more depth.

Anyway, I liked the short film. It's done in the same style as In Bruges - very dark comedy - so I'd suggest that anyone who liked In Bruges, check out Six Shooter. I'm sure you'll be glad you did. And if not, well, it's a short film. How much can you lose with 27 minutes?

Personally, I'm hoping McDonagh gets the chance for more of his written work to be seen on the big screen. I'm sure that he will, if he's of a mind to.

And now for today's film, Zack and Miri make a porno. :D When I heard Kevin Smith was doing a film by this title, I was a bit dubious. Now, though, I can say that it's another fine, enjoyable film of his. It's not going to win any Oscars, but it'll make you laugh. And I think that places it pretty high among anyone's film lists. Like Smith's other films.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on January 27, 2009, 03:43:06 AM
went on another film festival visit and watched the asian horror Nightmare Detective 2. quite liked it. it was really creepy. got another movie coming up wednesday, and not to mention the afterparty
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Myddrun on January 27, 2009, 04:49:05 PM
Lost a hour and a bit last night watching "Dusk till Dawn: Texas Blood Money". Was ok I suppose.
Not as good as the first though.

*wonders what number 3 is like"
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: bats on January 27, 2009, 10:30:30 PM
Just watched  this Korean..movie  The Phantom Submarine,,what a movie enjoyed the plot especially the way they
get the crewmen for this subarine,worth a watch ,,did anyone saw this Korean movie about this Guardsthat
were doing there rounds  one went over  over the Line ,as Nature called ,and found himself on a Mine Bomb
to cut the story short,he was saved by the Bad guys,they all became friends ,had meetings ,till they got
caught ,,the Good Guys side got the worse treatment from the Yanks etc,gave you two endings
  bats
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on January 29, 2009, 12:26:37 AM
Watched 'P.S. I love you' the other night.

Oh yes.

(It wasn't good, by the way).
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on January 29, 2009, 03:05:49 PM
went to see I sell the Dead yesterday. thought it was an amusing movie about bodysnatchers. included some nice encounters with the undead. had a laugh
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: bats on January 30, 2009, 11:33:09 AM
 I do hate to say this ,,BUT I went and saw  The Day Earth Stood Still ,,what a load of crap
and what they did to Gort my Hero ,,lucky I have the old Version and was Happy again,and I
still jump when Gort comes out of the Saucer LOL!!!
  Bats :elfgirl_grin:
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on February 01, 2009, 08:13:28 PM
watched 'the Dark Knight' again last night because my wife hadn't seen it yet. What a great movie. Frankly I'm not sure how much his death is affecting my opinion of his performance, but Heath Ledger is just fantastic in it. He turned what is (to me) a laughably inane and decidedly unscary pseudo-villain into a very well fleshed out memorable and creepy maniac bent on chaos just for the love of chaos. Loved it... again.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on February 01, 2009, 09:12:57 PM
I just watched an Irish musical called 'Once'. It was an excellent film. Pretty amazing considering the shoestring budget they had to work with to film it, and the problems before it was even made. Glad I watched it. I'm going to check out the film's sound-track soon, as well.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: coeshaw on February 01, 2009, 09:32:27 PM
Watched Slumdog Millionaire last night, I really enjoyed the film. It was very different that a lot of recent films I have seen, also it was good to get a different perspective on Indian life and culture. I hope this film wins something at the Oscars.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on February 03, 2009, 04:25:39 AM
I just watched 'How to lose friends and alienate people'. It wasn't a very good film. Another to add to Simon Pegg's sorry film list. Not a fan of his dose of 'comedy'. I find it unfortunate that he's cast in the new Star Trek film. :neutral:
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on February 03, 2009, 12:10:45 PM
Watched Slumdog Millionaire last night, I really enjoyed the film. It was very different that a lot of recent films I have seen, also it was good to get a different perspective on Indian life and culture. I hope this film wins something at the Oscars.

that movie won the public-award on the Rotterdam Filmfestival last week, so i plan to see it myself as well. although i can't really agree with most of the choices filmfestival people make though
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Aurian on February 06, 2009, 11:23:43 AM
not that I don't love reading through pages and pages of old posts looking for an answer... but for times sake ill just ask. Has anyone seen the colden compass and is it good? Were renting movies later and I wanna know before I get it.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on February 06, 2009, 07:41:26 PM
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Has anyone seen the colden compass and is it good?

I saw it with my kids. It was OK, not great, but OK. I think if you had read the books it might be better(?)

Bottom line (IMO) is that its worth seeing once. In my opinion 'Stardust' was better, but not as good for younger kids(?)
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Edhelur on February 07, 2009, 12:15:35 AM
I thought Stardust was a lot better -- even for somewhat younger kids (or at least the ones who don't mind a bit of violence and a bit of scariness overall)... I'd say anyone 8 and up or so is old enough for that movie. And... I really like it, too, because none of the actors are really Hollywood-beautiful, you know what I mean, they're all beautiful/handsome and distinctive... so, yay. (Also, after seeing it the first time, my friend and I agreed that one of the characters is Severus Snape's younger, better looking cousin... heehee).

The Golden Compass... just didn't make a ton of sense, even though I have read the books. It's pretty, in some parts, and it's not bad, it just wasn't a particularly good movie.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: coeshaw on February 08, 2009, 07:38:00 PM
I watched 'Zack and Miri make a Porno' yesterday, it was a decent film. I especially like the Star Whores piece  :lol:
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Kikori on February 08, 2009, 11:41:16 PM
Watched The Wrestler on Friday, and was pretty impressed. Rourke is awesome in it. Oscar-worthy perfrmance I say.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Kikori on February 12, 2009, 05:29:54 AM
Saw the preview of "Notorious", the Biggie Bio-flick. Looking foward to seeing it.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on February 14, 2009, 09:32:29 PM
just watched Eragon. don't know if this was a tv-film or it actually aired in theathers. didn't think that much of it, so i can't imagine people paying money to see it. even for the outstanding acting of joss stone
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Edhelur on February 14, 2009, 09:38:03 PM
Eragon was definitely aired in theaters here. The main opinion/review of it seemed to be, "If you watch it, go in expecting to laugh. Because even though it's not meant to be funny, it is."
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: coeshaw on February 15, 2009, 12:47:18 AM
Last night I watched Bangkok Dangerous which was quite rubbish. Tonight I saw Tropic Thunder which was very funny  :smile:, will probably buy this on DVD for my dads birthday as I am sure he will enjoy the humour.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on February 15, 2009, 04:53:39 PM
Watched "Babylon A.D." last night. Too bad it sucked, because the based on the general plot line it could have been very interesting I thought. Vin Diesel is the same one-dimensional character in every film he does, so... yeah, not so much.

On a separate note, I just moved into the Blue Ray/HDTV realm around Christmas, so I have noticed that even watching crap like this is much more entertaining in HD.  :smile:
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on February 16, 2009, 07:06:42 AM
I watched 'Redbelt' on Friday night. It was an alright film. A few things were bothersome about it, but I liked it well enough.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Aurian on February 16, 2009, 07:41:44 AM
i watched sweeny todd today. it was alright i guess... but i dont think i liked it because i fell asleep 3 times and had to rewind it... the ending sucked though. but was kinda predictable.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on February 16, 2009, 08:46:49 PM
watched the Underworld prequel yesterday. thought it sucked. not worth watching at all. today i watched the Immortals. it was ok-ish, but a tad weird
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on February 17, 2009, 01:42:10 AM
just watched Pan's Labyrinth. thought it was a pretty good movie. sad and cruel though, but still good
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Etora on February 17, 2009, 02:08:22 AM
just watched Pan's Labyrinth. thought it was a pretty good movie. sad and cruel though, but still good

Just saw that one too. Felt like grabbing the captain by the throat and strangling the #$&^@#$&@.  :threaten:
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on February 19, 2009, 05:35:12 PM
Watched the first hour of Mongol last night. Plan on watching the last hour of it later. Just because. From what I've seen so far, it's a very disappointing film. I prefer Conn Iggulden's interpretation of Temudjin.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Edhelur on March 01, 2009, 11:47:53 PM
Just saw Zack and Miri Make a Porno last night. I liked it. Really. A lot. Like lots and lots of laughing with my little sister.... :D
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Aurian on March 02, 2009, 09:34:28 AM
I watched a tv movie called sydney white. Its where a girl lives with 7 nerds... kinda cute
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Edhelur on March 02, 2009, 03:29:31 PM
.... That was actually released in theaters. It didn't make a very long run, though. :P
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on March 02, 2009, 09:59:12 PM
watched The Bucket List yesterday. thought it was ok
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on March 02, 2009, 10:37:09 PM
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just watched Pan's Labyrinth. thought it was a pretty good movie.
Agreed, I liked that movie quite a bit also, yes it was sad and cruel.

I went and saw 'Hotel for Dogs' with my daughter this weekend. She liked it, so that's what counts. It was just like you'd expect form the trailer, no surprises.

Funniest part was the big biker looking dad who brought his kids sitting next to us... started sniffing and rubbing his eyes all through the tear-jerky parts... classic.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on March 07, 2009, 03:35:53 AM
watched The Bucket List yesterday. thought it was ok

Had that for a while now. Might watch it, sometime.

Watched a couple of films tonight: Y.P.F. (Young People f**king), which really wasn't as funny as I was hoping it would be, but oh well?

And the Warlords, which wasn't really what I was hoping it to be, either.

Disappointing night. Gonna stick on Ghost Town now, I think. I'll withdraw from any negative comments, if it turns out to suck, which it probably will. I'm feeling cynical?
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on March 09, 2009, 03:30:05 PM
watched Sukiyaki Western Django. thought it was pretty sweet. definitly worth watching
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on March 16, 2009, 12:25:42 AM
went to see Slumdog Millionaire today. thought it wa spretty good. don't know why this one one the oscars though. i can name some art-house films that are in the same category, and the nice people of the oscars didn't even mention those
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Aurian on March 16, 2009, 04:21:34 AM
I tried to watch y tu mama tambien but fell asleep. Gonna try again later when I'm more awake
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on March 20, 2009, 05:36:56 PM
Watched Ghost Town a few nights ago. It was a good comedy/fantasy film, with a bit of silly romance. Ricky Gervais is the main actor in the film. Some like, some don't. I think he's fairly good in this. Not bad, anyway.

I also watched Fearless later that night. Not the first time I've seen it, but a good watch nonetheless. Class Jet Li action.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on March 21, 2009, 04:21:37 PM
Watched "Rachel getting married" last night... still not sure how I feel about it actually. But I think I liked it. On the positive side, I thought it was well acted, and it was interesting (maybe only to me) that the soundtrack was mostly (entirely?) made up of music actually being played by musicians in the background of the scenes. The characters are very flawed, which I like.

On the negative side, it was pretty damn serious and weepy. I would have liked to see more poignant humor, which I think they had potential for.

So yeah... I liked it?
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on March 25, 2009, 02:31:39 PM
watched Life Aquatic yesterday. didn´t really think a lot of it
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Joann on March 25, 2009, 04:09:07 PM
Watched Zach & Miri

It was cute, funny, liked it more than I was expecting

mmm, what else was lately

Blue Streak with Martin Lawrence, high-lar-ious!
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on March 28, 2009, 03:41:58 AM
I started to re-watch Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan, got bored of that half an hour in. Stuck on 'Hot Fuzz' after that, suggested by my brother. I was skeptical (it's one of Simon Pegg's), but it turns out I'd seen it already. Meh.

I struck lucky with my third film attempt - Lakeview Terrace. I hadn't seen it before, nor did I get bored. It was a pretty decent film. Samuel L Jackson's character was a pain in the ass to watch, though. Hate to live near him...

Edit: Should be noted, I've seen Star Trek II before, at least once, if not more than that. It's a good film, but...yeah, just wasn't in the mood.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Gorath on March 28, 2009, 08:16:51 AM
Boondock Saints last night. That movie is so epic.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: tillyjayne82 on March 28, 2009, 11:24:29 AM
I watched Minority Report for the first time in a long time, I had completely forgotten that the twin male pre-cogs are called Arthur and Dashel...strangely familiar :P
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on March 28, 2009, 04:01:22 PM
Watched "Role Models" last night. I thought it was great. Very funny.

Side note, if you have not seen the documentary "Darkon" which is also very good, it's recommended and worth a watch before seeing "Role Models", It will become clear why after seeing them both.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on March 29, 2009, 08:22:03 PM
Watched a couple of films last night with a few beers. It was good. :) I'm really in a movie-watching mood lately...

First film I stuck on last night was 'Death at a funeral'. It was a decent film. A good british cast, mainly. However, Alan Tudyk (sp?) of Firefly/Serenity - Wash - fame was in it. And he's American, I believe. Not many funny points, though, like the second film I watched - the Bucket List. I liked seeing Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson together, but the film on a whole was mediocre.

I'm finding it all the more frustrating that I'm hard to truly amuse. Anyone got any film suggestions to break me? :P
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on March 29, 2009, 08:39:35 PM
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I'm finding it all the more frustrating that I'm hard to truly amuse. Anyone got any film suggestions to break me?

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Watched "Role Models" last night. I thought it was great. Very funny.

 ;)
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on March 29, 2009, 10:03:05 PM
Yeah, I'd actually seen that movie advertised ages ago, but dismissed it at once when I saw Sean William Scott was staring in it. However, after I read your post the other day, I did a google search, to see what others thought of it, and the general concensus is good, so...yeah. I'll be watching it sometime soon. ;)

I've a fair few films to watch, but I think next I'm going to go with a couple of well-liked films: the Usual Suspects and Boondock Saints. Probably will stick them out tonight.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Kikori on March 30, 2009, 12:39:37 AM
Watched Notorious on the weekend. Not bad, had some very strong performances.
You don't need to be a Biggie fan to appreciate it.

I didn't like how they did some things, mainly that they made 2Pac seem like a paranoid idiot, but on the whole not a bad bio-pic.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on March 31, 2009, 01:22:20 AM
watched Steven Seagals Pistol Whipped the other day. loved it, my girl not so much

just watched The Wrestler. it's a good one, but rather sad as well
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on March 31, 2009, 06:23:02 AM
Watched "Rachel getting married" last night... still not sure how I feel about it actually. But I think I liked it. On the positive side, I thought it was well acted, and it was interesting (maybe only to me) that the soundtrack was mostly (entirely?) made up of music actually being played by musicians in the background of the scenes. The characters are very flawed, which I like.

On the negative side, it was pretty damn serious and weepy. I would have liked to see more poignant humor, which I think they had potential for.

So yeah... I liked it?

Yeah, I went with this film tonight. It was pretty serious, but there was definitely a lot of unneccesary fun (you might say) scenes in there, too, really dragging the movie out. Like a lot of dancing along to music.

I decided to go with it, after reading it was a romantic (no idea where that is in the film) drama thing, but it wasn't what I had in mind. It is well acted, indeed, but not what I was in the mood for, I guess. I expected...something more. Not sure what.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: tillyjayne82 on March 31, 2009, 10:18:51 AM
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ust watched The Wrestler. it's a good one, but rather sad as well

I watched this film a couple of months ago and absolutely loved it, it's so poignant but understated and Rourke is outstanding, I'm not a huge fan of him personally but from a professional point of view I think he is phenomenal.

I have recently watched a film call The Kite Runner, another extremely moving and very beautiful film though extremely saddening and I would recommend to all -  http://www.kiterunnermovie.com/main.html (http://www.kiterunnermovie.com/main.html)
 
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on April 01, 2009, 04:10:54 AM
Boondock Saints...

It was bad. Real bad.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Joann on April 01, 2009, 08:03:53 PM
The original Hobbit cartoon with my kids


They love the song where it says "thats what Bilbo Baggins hates"  and they make up new lyrics for it, different things that he "hates" .  It's really funny
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Kikori on April 02, 2009, 02:36:54 AM
Boondock Saints...

It was bad. Real bad.

Are you kidding me Joey? Really?
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: tillyjayne82 on April 07, 2009, 02:42:12 PM
Lots of old movies at the moment, Sabrina, Holiday Inn, Gone with the Wind, Breakfast at Tiffany's etc, I adore vintage Hollywood, not for everyone, I know, but it's my secret passion!
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on April 07, 2009, 02:53:30 PM
started to watch Atonement, but my girlfriend fell asleep after 75 min, so i had an excuse not to finish it
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Post by: Edhelur on April 07, 2009, 06:35:55 PM
My mother rented a movie called "The Wind That Shakes the Barley"... She did so at the suggestion of Joe's mother (now, my question is when they last talked, *looks suspicious*) and apparently it's very Irish, and the guy at the Video Station recommended that she use subtitles. Oh, mother. *sigh*.... I'll probably see it soon. I'll edit this post when I have.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on April 10, 2009, 05:12:23 AM
Yeah, that (especially the subtitle bit) annoys me greatly, but I'll not go into it again. :lol: The movie itself bored me. I really wasn't in the mood at the time for a history flick. Don't ask me why I stuck it on in the first place, then. I can't remember.

Tonight, I watched 'Role Models', after Vega suggested it to me, and I liked it very much. :) Top feel-good kind of film. Thanks, man.
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Post by: vega1 on April 10, 2009, 07:55:56 PM
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Tonight, I watched 'Role Models', after Vega suggested it to me, and I liked it very much. Top feel-good kind of film. Thanks, man.

Brilliant. I'm real glad you liked it. :)

I just re-watched "Kill Bill" (both vol. 1&2) on my portable DVD player flying back from a business trip. I have to say, I really think that's one kick-ass movie(s). Its been a while since I last watched it, and I really enjoyed it. That whole chapter and back story that takes place in japan when she goes to take on Lucy Liu is fantastic (I love the character Gogo). Yeah, guess I was in the mood for it too. :soldier:
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on April 12, 2009, 07:35:51 PM
Went out and saw "12 rounds" last night. I had never even heard of it before walking into the theater, but it looked like our best option. Lead actor is apparently a wrestler or something in real life(?)

This was basically the same movie Bruce Willis made about 6 times in the 80's and 90's. Good-hearted cop crosses internationally wanted bad guy, who takes revenge by kidnapping cop's girl, forcing cop to play by the bad guy's "rules" and run around the city completing a bunch of impossible tasks while saving innocents or see said girl end up dead, while FBI tries to get bad guy and acts like pricks because they are so insensitive to cop's personal plight. I bet you can guess the ending.

I've seen worse I guess.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Kikori on April 13, 2009, 01:29:19 AM
Watched The Noble Son last night. Cool film, but tries a little too hard. About the son of a Nobel Laureate who gets kidnapped.

Some outrageously stupid moments, but worth it.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on April 13, 2009, 04:58:47 PM
Seen a few flicks over the weekend. Let's see...

'The Wackness'. Yeah, not good.

Ehm...

'The Wrestler'. Not as good as everyone else seems to think.

Hmm...one or two more titles beginning with 'the'...

'The Fountain'. Didn't get to see the last half an hour, but I'm liking it so far.

And...sadly, last but very least -

'Alien Raiders'. Do not watch this film.

I swear, my purpose as a human must be to filter through all the shit movies to get to the good ones. Ugh.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Aurian on April 14, 2009, 03:18:20 PM
Hey! I love boondock saints! One of my all time favorites! One of the 3 movies I actually own....

Just watched stardust. I thought it was cute
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on April 15, 2009, 05:23:14 AM
I haven't been watching much. Nothing that catches my eye really, just a lot of boring shit that you see being released time and time again. I have watched a couple of anime films. Spirited Away was very good, one of the best that I have seen though I have to say that my experience in that area is sorely lacking. I also watched Grave of the Fireflies, which wasn't as sad or as good as many people have claimed. Someone said it was "the best movie you will never want to see again." and I can't agree. True, I never want to see it again, but it certainly wasn't the best, which is why I don't want to see it again.

I saw Transporter 3 some time ago, forgot about that. Wasn't all that good, especially dislike the new girl.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on April 17, 2009, 01:31:51 AM
Not sure what I've seen lately...and I don't even want to think of it. The main thing is, I saw 'I love you, man' today.

Go see it. Make a man date of it. Really a great dudes movie. My bromance levels are ever rising...
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on April 19, 2009, 07:46:11 PM
Watched "Doubt" last night. Hated it. One of those movies with wonderful actors in awe of their own abilities. All those Oscar nominations must have rolled in from other actors/directors enamored with their own 'craft', because the movie was terrible.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on April 19, 2009, 11:33:48 PM
I saw 'Seven Pounds' last night. I really enjoyed this film, especially how they wrapped things up in the end. A fine, rivetting film. I wish Will Smith would do more roles like this.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on April 22, 2009, 12:46:41 AM
watched Elephant last weekend. artsy movie about the Colombine Shooting. pretty good film. not entirely factual, but still good. just watched the Acid House, which where a bunch of short stories by Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) which where weird, really weird
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on April 24, 2009, 02:06:58 AM
Watched a couple of films tonight. First movie was 'Crank'. Pretty damn disappointing. I'd heard a lot of good reviews on the web, that had made me choose this one, but it failed to live up to the hype. Another Jason Statham dud.

Second film was 'Pineapple Express', which I'd seen before, but was still fairly decent. I wish they'd focussed more on the gags, rather than the action.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on April 24, 2009, 03:56:33 PM
watched Ghost Town yesterday. a good film, but god are those girls annoying. if they lived where i live, i'd punch them in the face
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: tillyjayne82 on April 25, 2009, 09:02:20 PM
Just watched Pathology...a very very very strange, dark and disturbing movie, it wasn't at all what I expected, I actually thought it was more of a crime- thriller typey thing and I'm still not quite sure what to make of it
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Edhelur on April 26, 2009, 01:58:05 AM
*laughs* I was a bit intrigued by what you said, Tilly, about "Pathology", so I looked it up on Wiki.... and it's by the same writers that did "Crank". Sorta funny, the proximity, y'know?


haven't actually watched anything recently though... *shrugs*
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on April 26, 2009, 06:17:39 AM
Watched "Day the Earth Stood Still" last night... yeah, not so much.

Watched "Death Race" tonight with Jason Statham... better, but still not so much. :-/
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on April 26, 2009, 03:48:10 PM
watched The Greatest Game ever Played yesterday. still a good movie
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on April 29, 2009, 05:42:08 PM
Saw Transporter 3 and the Scorpion King 2 over the weekend. Bad movies. I need better mindless action films.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: coeshaw on May 03, 2009, 06:52:31 PM
Watched Wolverine yesterday, it was a decent action film but nothing special. I liked the Gambit action scenes and Hugh Jackman did a great job of playing Wolverine as usual.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on May 03, 2009, 08:17:48 PM
"Slumdog Millionaire". I liked it. Thought it was pretty good, even after all hype-based expectations.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on May 03, 2009, 09:33:58 PM
I saw Wolverine this afternoon. Thought the movie stunk. Really unimpressed with it.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on May 04, 2009, 10:08:07 PM
obviously...

saw Clerks yesterday. that's always an ok film, even though it's overrated-cult.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: coeshaw on May 08, 2009, 12:22:20 AM
I have already posted my thoughts on the new Star Trek film in a separate topic in the General Fantasy forum, but I wanted to post here to say I absolutely loved the new Star Trek film and highly recommend everyone goes and watches it. I think the films defiantly worth 9/10 at least, I want to see it again already.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on May 08, 2009, 01:52:49 AM
After having seen the film, myself, I agree with Coeshaw (this time :P). Go see it. I'm looking forward to the DVD release.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Edhelur on May 10, 2009, 01:05:25 AM
I'm just about to follow your advice (with a bunch of friends, including one die-hard trekkie. Well, die-hard Spock fan, anyway. :P). My bus comes in 5 minutes. *runs*
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on May 10, 2009, 06:20:18 AM
Watched Zack and Miri again with a couple of friends. Funny film. :D
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on May 11, 2009, 01:56:04 AM
I watched Zen Noir, an odd and sometimes humorous movie involving a Private Detective and a presumed murder at a Buddhist Temple. It was... well, it was odd. I can't really say whether it was good or not. It is not something that I will watch again and certainly nothing that I would watch again, but I have a hard time explicitly calling it bad.

I watched Fanboys the other day and I really liked it. Very funny and very enjoyable. Ended up watching it again right after it was over and I watched it the next day as well. Even had an urge to see it again. Is it really that good? No, likely not, but it is pretty damned good.

I have been watching a series of low budget movies that make up The H.P. Lovecraft Collection. The last one was Out of Mind, which started a bit odd and slow, but quickly became a neat little story. Definitely enjoyable despite the low quality/budget look and feel of it. There were additional things on the film as well, including a short film that was made in the 80's titled The Music of Erich Zann. While the people over at Netflix seem to enjoy the short film, it couldn't hold my attention for very long and it was turned off. A couple of other things were there as well, but a few seconds was all it took for me to turn them off. The feature was pretty good though, a film that I would likely recommend.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on May 12, 2009, 04:31:32 AM
watched The Rookie yesterday. the baseball movie, not the clint eastwood film. both are good btw
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on May 15, 2009, 02:05:03 AM
I watched 'House of D', a film written and directed by David Duchovny. He also stars in it a bit and narrates. I thought it was a decent enough film. No great shakes, but I didn't mind. Ending wasn't very strong, unfortunately. I wouldn't mind him doing more of this kind of thing, though.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: bats on May 19, 2009, 01:12:52 AM
 bats just watched Twilight again ,,after Marley and Me ,,too sad and as Bats really hasn't got over Bambi's
Mum been shot , and Hooch too ,tried to cuddle my Anti-Christ [chihuahua] who doesn't like to be pamped
''I'm a Dog !! goddamm it''so I watched Twilight again LOL
  bats  :elf_drow:
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Kikori on May 19, 2009, 06:15:36 AM
Watched Unbreakable and A Knights tale the other day. Have seen them both, but love both movies. I've been rewatching more old shit rather than watching new stuff lately. Kinda stupid, considering my "to watch" pile is getting pretty excessive.

Also watched Brotherhood of the Wolf (France) again. I love Frog cinema. Those baguettes know how to make good flicks
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on May 24, 2009, 05:15:09 PM
Watched 'Taken' last night. Was OK, not great. Plot was a little unbelievable in many places, but as a straight-up 'you took my daughter now I'm going to come find you and open up a big can of whup-ass' it was pretty good. One thing that would have made it better (don't think I'm giving anything away here, but just in case)

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is if he had turned to his stupid b**** of a wife when the daughter got taken and said "See?! Dammit! I told you this was going to happen!!" cause of course he did.

Also, the daughter was not very likable, she was kind of a spoiled tool really
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on May 25, 2009, 12:47:19 PM
watched Elisabeth the other day. thought it was an ok film, although the story went a bit fast at some points
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on May 25, 2009, 11:17:19 PM
Last night watched "The Reader"... It was OK I guess, although I would have preferred a comedy... which it isn't.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on May 25, 2009, 11:24:07 PM
I just watched Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Got the urge to watch it--the first time all the way through--after reading quite a bit of Thompson's Kingdom of Fear. Not a bad movie. What gets me is the boards over at IMDB. There, in that warren of stupidity, the drug users have taken up a saying of sorts, which goes like this:

"People who do not use drugs cannot understand this movie, they cannot think out of the box. They vote for "Dubya" and are undoubtedly uptight Republicans. This movie was not made for them."

Really? What is it about this movie that allows only the drug users to pull meaning from it? I could have sworn the entire point of the movie was plainly spoken in the narration. Perhaps the drug users are the only ones who aren't deaf. Maybe they feel that it is only for them since it is likely some very good fuel for the Trip. It was a pretty good movie. Too bad the forums of the International Moron Database are so horrible.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on May 26, 2009, 04:29:35 PM
Watched "Curious Case of Benjamin Button" last night. It was about an hour too long, but it was pretty good. If nothing else the job of watching his character get younger (make-up and effects) was interesting to see.

Reminded me again how good an actor Brad Pitt is. I keep wanting to hate him as just a pretty boy, but he's been damn good in many of the movies he's been in. "Snatch", "Fight Club", and of course "12 Monkeys" to name a few.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on May 26, 2009, 04:42:42 PM
Ha. I have a bit of a man-crush on him after seeing Snatch. The guy is a good actor and I feel that he does the odd characters a hell of a lot better than the serious ones. He was probably the only good thing about Burn After Reading and was fantastic in Snatch. Fight Club also had him playing the off-the-wall sort of character he excels at.

I have to say that I am looking forward to his next movie, Inglorious Basterds, even if I can't stand Tarantino.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on May 26, 2009, 10:25:41 PM
watched Dead or Alive... horible movie with plenty of semi-naked girls, so good in my book. the things i want to do jaime pressly are not PG rated
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Myddrun on May 27, 2009, 05:41:29 PM
"28 Weeks Later".

Not to bad, a bit predicable in places but suitably bloody for an 18 horror. Still prefered "28 Days Later" though.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on May 27, 2009, 07:24:07 PM
Went and saw the new Terminator movie yesterday. I had high hopes, but I would have to give it a B-.

Positives:
- Its a terminator movie, which makes it at least somewhat interesting going in
- I liked the new terminator, not too annoying
- Bryce Dallas Howard is in it
- Some good action scenes

Negatives:
- Bryce Dallas Howard is in it... pregnant
- Too much 'Mad Max' influence
- and...
Spoiler:  • show
The inclusion of a CGI Arnold at the end was not well received by me. That was just too much of a stretch to try to tie it in to the first movies. Would have been better if it was some badass metal robot dude with differences than 'just' the original terminator.


Overall I thought it was worth seeing though.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Val on May 28, 2009, 04:12:20 AM
TV adaptation of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The servant chick was hot, but the main character's acting (John Hannah) could have been slightly more convincing. Not bad acting, but nothing to overhype either. Overall a solid movie which had me gripped enough but nothing special either. Typical Wednesday evening with a beer type of thing.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on May 28, 2009, 04:38:30 AM
I watched a bit of Coraline, but there was something about the picture that was bothering me. I will watch the rest of it later. Instead I popped in Dorkness Rising, which was just as good as the first few times I watched it. Very good for what amounts to be a low-budget Dungeons and Dragons campaign done in pseudo-LARP (but not as lame).
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on May 29, 2009, 07:09:41 AM
Coraline - I am a Gaiman fan, which is why I decided to check this out in the first place. It was all right, but nothing special. I fully recognize that a kid would definitely like the movie though. And really, it is a good thing. Honestly, I would much prefer getting my children interested in reading through the works of authors like Neil Gaiman rather than through authors like Stephanie Meyer or Paolini.

Repo! The Genetic Opera - A Science Fiction musical. Must I say more? Fine. The acting isn't great and there are some cases where the singing isn't all that great either, but the movie was very fun and very different. It is something that I plan to watch again and do not at all hesitate to recommend to others. For a lower-budget movie I thought it was well done.

In the Mouth of Madness - This film came out back in 1994, but I only just now got around to watching it. I usually don't like horror films all that much, not these newer ones at least. They tend to have a habit of utilizing sudden sharp noises or gore as a stand in for actual horror, which is something that I do not like at all. This was pretty good though. A monster flick that doesn't utilize gore to get the point across and is generally freaky in any case. Also, after watching this and seeing Event Horizon some years ago and even seeing Jurassic Park on tv some time back, I have come to the conclusion that Sam Neill is a creepy bastard.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on May 29, 2009, 01:48:43 PM
watched Remember the Titans yesterday. a tearjerker, but a pretty good watch
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on May 30, 2009, 06:03:51 PM
Watched "Valkyrie" last night. I'm a history buff so i know the story, but I suspect it might be hard for someone not familiar with the history to follow closely. Not quite enough action for me. And watching Tom Cruise is always painful. I give it a mediocre C.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on June 01, 2009, 07:43:03 PM
"Bride Wars"

As likable as the two leads can be IMO (or at least not dis-likable... if you know what i mean) this movie is just bad. Watching two spoiled well-to-do young socialites in NYC get snippy because they simply *must* have their weddings in June at the Plaza (nothing else will do you see), well, its just kinda p**sed me off. Yeah, I get it, its just a movie and its supposed to be funny, I need to lighten up, but screw them.

There are people losing their jobs and not able to afford rent or food and we're supposed to feel some connection for these two shallow, vapid, one-dimensional children who have more money to blow on their wedding than many see in years of working?

I found it insulting and ended up hating them both for their insipid and petty "problems". other than that is was OK.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on June 01, 2009, 08:07:10 PM
The Incredible Hulk - The new one starring Norton. This was a rewatch and my opinion on it really hasn't changed much since the last time. It was a decent movie, the best thing about it being the battles, but that is really it. The rest of the movie is devoid of much of anything, just a hollow experience punctuated by battles that are really well implemented. It did get me thinking about how (super)hero movies can't seem to get actors to come back and play parts. Not for long anyway. Might make a thread about that, though whether or not anyone actually posts in it is another story entirely.

Get Smart - Just as good as the last time I watched it. A very funny movie. However, I did realize (again) just how much I dislike the ending. Just seemed tacked on there and out of place. That and I really don't like the combination of women and small dogs, especially if said woman is holding said small dog.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Kikori on June 02, 2009, 08:38:18 AM
I watched <i> Balls Out </i> with Sean William Scott. Another standard teenage sport flick, this time with tennis. Has moments of irritation, but is mostly a pretty funny film. Doesn't take itself too seriously, so I quite liked it.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on June 02, 2009, 03:58:02 PM
Watched Pineapple Express last night...not Apatow's best, but funny enough.
Probably would have been better if I was baked.....
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on June 02, 2009, 04:39:44 PM
Yeah. Pineapple Express wasn't the greatest of movies, but I have never been a fan of that group. I enjoyed 40 Year Old Virgin, but since then it has been one "meh" after another. I think the worse bit was how Rogen's writing career has been spawned from the entire mess. Granted something good may come of it and he may pull off something decent, but the biggest thing so far as been Superbad, which was one of the worst films I have ever had the misfortune of watching. He also wrote Pineapple Express which was somewhat of a mediocre comedy (which likely would have been made better if watched while stoned). We'll see what he can do when The Green Hornet is released, I guess.

On the other side of that is Jason Segel (who actually has less to do with Apatow than the others, but still, I include him), who did really well with Forgetting Sarah Marshall, which I count as one of my favorites from recent years.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: bats on June 04, 2009, 01:04:11 AM
Bats watch ,,the coming movie New Moon .  WOW I played it over and over ,,and the man  Jacab,
I picked him out from the beginning and the way he turns into a Wolf  Whew !!! can't wait till the Movie comes out
The last DVD I watched was Gran Trino,,only trouble was trying to hear Clint's voice ,or is it I'm getting old
it was done good but lacked something now I'm back to watch preview of New Moon
  Bats
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on June 05, 2009, 12:08:26 AM
downloaded the new Green Day album, and i'm listening to it now. i'm up till the 5th song, but it definitely has not dissapointed me so far. American Idiot was a top album, and i hope this one can deliver. looks like it will though
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on June 05, 2009, 05:07:05 AM
Ghostbusters. Again. An excellent movie.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on June 05, 2009, 10:37:18 AM
heh. posted in the wrong thread. this is not the music one. anyway, will probably go see the new terminator tomorrow. if all goes well that is
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on June 06, 2009, 03:52:02 PM
"Defiance" I liked it, thought it was pretty good. Another take on a specific aspect of WWII.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Alrin on June 06, 2009, 11:31:11 PM
I think the worse bit was how Rogen's writing career has been spawned from the entire mess. Granted something good may come of it and he may pull off something decent, but the biggest thing so far as been Superbad, which was one of the worst films I have ever had the misfortune of watching. He also wrote Pineapple Express which was somewhat of a mediocre comedy (which likely would have been made better if watched while stoned). We'll see what he can do when The Green Hornet is released, I guess.
Rogen was writing long before 40 Year Old Virgin. He was a regular writer on the Ali G show and contributed to Apatow's excellent Undeclared series. "That group" (Apatow?) was also responsible for the outstanding Freaks and Geeks, one of the best television shows of the past (or any) decade.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on June 07, 2009, 12:13:05 AM
Rogen was writing long before 40 Year Old Virgin. He was a regular writer on the Ali G show and contributed to Apatow's excellent Undeclared series. "That group" (Apatow?) was also responsible for the outstanding Freaks and Geeks, one of the best television shows of the past (or any) decade.

I know he was writing before 40 Year Old Virgin, however I don't consider writing six episodes of The Ali G Show and five episodes of a failed television series (as much as I did enjoy it when it first aired, it still didn't last long) to be that much of a writing career. The four movies he has written since then (and surely, the others that will follow) are not the same thing. And while Apatow may be responsible for Freaks and Geeks, which may well be the best thing since sliced bread, I can't attest a fondness for the movies that he has been involved with. But maybe I just don't get the humor involved.

EDIT: And it is IMDB that says he only wrote six episodes of The Ali G Show. Wikipedia says something else entirely, but then it also said that he only wrote one episode of Undeclared and cowrote the rest. Don't know who to trust, don't quite care.

EDIT AGAIN: And really, I have nothing against Rogen. He is a decent actor and I liked his roles in 40YOV, Zack and Miri, and, to a lesser extent, Knocked Up. It is his writing that I don't like.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on June 07, 2009, 12:53:20 PM
went to see the new Terminator yesterday. it was horrible. really bad. but fun to watch for what it was nevertheless. the girlfriend didn't enjoy it very much either
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on June 07, 2009, 03:59:43 PM
"New in Town". Terrible. Could Renee Zellweigger be any more unattractive and uncharismatic? (hint: the answer is no, she couldn't). I continue to be amazed she gets these kinds of roles.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on June 08, 2009, 09:07:10 PM
watched Marie-Antoinette yesterday. kirsten dunst is pretty hot, but that was about the only thing good about that movie
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on June 09, 2009, 05:33:45 AM
I rewatched Death at a Funeral. Don't know what I am up as far as the number of viewings go for this movie, but it is relatively high. Still just as good as the first time I watched it.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on June 11, 2009, 03:03:06 AM
Push. It was a hell of a lot better than I thought it would be.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on June 17, 2009, 04:44:25 AM
He's Just Not That Into You. Shit. I like Justin Long, but this flick was utter crap. I don't think there was a single redeeming feature. Oh... wait, no... there was one. A scantily clad Scarlett Johannson.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on June 17, 2009, 10:14:08 AM
watched Seabiscuit. an ok film, but has a bit of a slow start. it has jeff bridges in it, so how could it possibly be a bad film
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on June 20, 2009, 01:11:52 PM
watched End of Days the other day. it has arnold in it, so how could it possibly be bad
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on June 21, 2009, 05:29:24 PM
Saw "The Wrestler" last night. Probably a movie you have to be in the mood for. Its not a fun film, its a portrait of a desperate  and honestly pathetic man. In my opinion Rourke did an amazing job with the role, you have to wonder if that's because of similarities with his own life (not that it matters in the end how he did such a good job with the part). I thought it was very good from the acting, writing, and film making levels. the music for example fit the character perfectly, and the story felt well thought out.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Ashen Shugar on June 22, 2009, 03:35:57 AM
watched terminator 4 few nights back. it was better than i expected, definitly an improvement on t3
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on June 22, 2009, 05:38:59 PM
Went and caught The Hangover yesterday, F'ing hilarious!!!!!!!
Funniest movie I have seen in a very long time.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on June 23, 2009, 12:12:29 AM
heard good things about that as well. but after taking my girl to see terminator salvation i doubt she'll ever want to see a movie of my picking. watched the better part of Office Space the other day, but fell asleep and went to bed. didn't finish it. good film though
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on June 23, 2009, 04:33:15 AM
Afro Samurai: Resurrection. Not as good as the first, but still good.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on June 26, 2009, 08:11:09 PM
Went and saw the new Transformers movie last night, for the record I actually like the first one OK... Let me see, 'sucked' doesn't quite tell the story. If I break it down into components:

- Megan Fox is without a doubt a stunning woman, but she's pretty unbelievable in this role. Are we supposed to believe she's staying with Sheia LaBoof or whatever his name is? No way. A guy like that has no chance with a gilr like her. -0- It only worked in the first one because your rooting for him to get her despite being her being way out of his league.

Side note: As an 'actress' she's got very little besides looks. She can't act that well, her voice is high and whiny, she's got very little charisma or charm. I think she's going to have a *very* difficult time when those looks give out.

- OK, so, we're supposed to believe 20 year-old Sam is going off to college and leaving behind both that car and that hot girlfriend of his? Seriously? Puhlease.

- Robots. Lots of them, which is cool I guess. I have a really tough time time telling them apart when they fight though.

- Spoiler about robots:
Spoiler:  • show
So decepto-whatevers can appear perfectly human, and even get away with getting into college? Well why the hell don't they do that more often? Why be a motorcycle and sit in a parking lot when you can act human and blend in? Am I missing something?


- Optimus Prime is just not bad-ass enough. He should be much cooler than that. A truck? Come on.

- If your going to see this, see it in the theaters. IMO the sounds and effects are the best part of this whole thing. I imagine seeing it on the small screen would negate those factors almost entirely.

Overall, it was OK, because I knew even as I sat there it was crap. But thats OK because I expected 2+ hours of fighting robots and cool special effects, which is what i got. Story? No. Acting? No. Laughs? not so much except for a few from the new robots.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on June 26, 2009, 09:59:12 PM
haha... the first thing you thought odd in the Transformers movie is the fact that a hot chick can't get with a geek. love it. the robots are totally believable. don't really think Megan Fox is that hot to be honest. i mean, i'd do her, but that doesn't say anything. she has bad skin too. her voice is hot, really like that though
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on June 27, 2009, 04:52:41 AM
Comic Book Villains. Not too bad, but not all that good either. I found the end wholly unbelievable though.
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Post by: vega1 on June 27, 2009, 03:29:27 PM
Quote
haha... the first thing you thought odd in the Transformers movie is the fact that a hot chick can't get with a geek. love it. the robots are totally believable.

Thats right, even the robots were more believable than this plot angle. Not so much hot chick with geek, but *that* hot chick with *that* geek. :soldier:
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on June 27, 2009, 04:30:31 PM
heh... still have to make my girlfriend go see it with me. don't think she'll ever come with me after the last Terminator debacle. it took a while to convince her to watch a movie ever again after taking her to Indiana Jones
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: coeshaw on June 28, 2009, 07:47:10 PM
I went and saw Transformers 2, it was a fun film but not as good as the first. Megan Foxy  :lol: is the best thing about the film, followed by the big ass robot battles  :smile:
There is a lot of bad things in this film though, I agree with alot of Vega's comments.

I especially did not like how they handled the geography of of the film
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Firstly when they were in the middle east, one moment they are in Petra and next at the pyramids of Giza which are only 1,000km away!! Also when they are in the Air and Space museum in Washington they walk outside and are in a Desert, WTF????
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on June 30, 2009, 06:33:39 AM
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - Loved the movie, Kilmer and Downey teamed up created a hilarious flick.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on June 30, 2009, 12:03:07 PM
saw Goya's Ghost the other day. didn't really like it. it was just over the top weird
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on July 02, 2009, 03:00:41 AM
Seen way too much since my last post, so I'll just skip to the present...

Just finished watching a film called 'Dead Man's Shoes'. It's a low budget British film. Highly disturbing. I did not enjoy it.

Put on another film before that, called 'Hunger'. Only got half an hour into it, though. Disc problem. *sighs* I'll see it in it's entirety sometime, I guess.

Anyway, I need cheering up. So I'm going to watch 'Kung Fu Panda' now. Yup.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on July 03, 2009, 03:31:42 PM
went to see Transformers 2 two days ago. it was kinda fun, although it dragged on for some bit. the story could've been shorter. the action was good, but the story was weak
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on July 05, 2009, 06:42:30 PM
"Quantum of Solace"... I kept hoping to like it more, the action/fight scenes were great, but then they kept talking about stuff that happened in the last movie. Sheesh, I saw that like 2 years ago and wasn't that impressed, how am I supposed to remember that? There was waaaaaaay too much expectation that you knew the back story. Screw that, when I see a Bond film I want cool spy stuff, not navel gazing. I didn't like it.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Edhelur on July 05, 2009, 07:47:16 PM
I'm taking my little sis and one of her friends (and might invite one of my friends?) to the midnight showing of the new HP on the 16th, of course framing it as a nice older-sister thing to do.... and not saying that I'm sort of glad she asked. :P
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on July 05, 2009, 11:29:40 PM
Watchmen. Perhaps the best adaptation of a comic book (or novel, if you want to look at it for its literary merits) that I have ever seen. I was really happy with how it was done, though I wish they could have left in the original ending and Rorschach's origin story (much rather have that than the one they did show, which was in the GN as well). I also rather enjoyed the soundtrack, I thought it worked really well for the movie.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Ashen Shugar on July 06, 2009, 06:07:58 AM
Saw transformers 2, pretty weak story line, they try too hard to be funny and they left hot rod out again (almost as bad as leaving gambit out of x men) when I saw the R8 near the start i thought it was hot rod for sure... then they bisected it. The action was top notch though. I think it loosely followed the story line of the old cartoon movie
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on July 07, 2009, 01:28:06 PM
watched There Will be Blood. good movie, a bit long, but good acting and an interesting story to say the least. also watched Coach Carter with SL Jackson. was ok
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on July 07, 2009, 08:54:53 PM
watched There Will be Blood. good movie, a bit long, but good acting and an interesting story to say the least. also watched Coach Carter with SL Jackson. was ok

There was a story to that movie?
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on July 07, 2009, 11:37:02 PM
just because it didn't have a orthodox storyline, doesn't mean it lacked any. No Country for old Men had that as well. that made no sense either. but people still loved it. but then again, it didn't last 3 hours
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on July 10, 2009, 08:55:47 PM
Ghostworld. I rather liked the film though I was highly disappointed by the character played by Scarlett Johansson--the soft-spoken deadpan delivery mixed with the inherent bitchiness of the character just did not mix well for me. Got to give kudos to Thora Birch for her character, which was well-written and well-acted.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on July 12, 2009, 07:49:27 PM
have seen two movies this weekend...

"Knowing" - I think this may have been a decent book (assuming it was ever a book, don't know) but as a movie not so much. I like Rose Byrne, so she was the best aspect of the whole movie. Some of the disaster scene's were kind of cool (although completely unfounded in any scientific fact). Not great.

"Australia" - This is a loooooooong movie. Its basically broken into large plot areas with one completing about halfway through and the rest resolving through the last half. After the first half I was wishing it was over. However, by the end I was actually kind of into it... i was drinking beer throughout, so by the end my disposition was much better, that may have helped. Also not great but acceptable as long as you drink while watching it.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on July 14, 2009, 02:24:18 AM
Ghostworld. I rather liked the film though I was highly disappointed by the character played by Scarlett Johansson--the soft-spoken deadpan delivery mixed with the inherent bitchiness of the character just did not mix well for me. Got to give kudos to Thora Birch for her character, which was well-written and well-acted.

think it's an ok film, but i always really dislike both girls, making watching it kindof a pain
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on July 14, 2009, 03:33:45 AM
Watched two films last night. First one I put on was 'Army of Darkness', which I enjoyed greatly. So much, that I wanted to watch the first one, for the first time in a long time. I quickly remembered why it had been a long time. Evil Dead sucks. :lol:
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Ashen Shugar on July 18, 2009, 07:31:11 AM
watched bruno and the hangover recently.

bruno - besides a few funny parts it was crap, the only part I liked was the paula abdul part and the part where he is auditioning kids parents, and the end was pretty funny too.

the hangover - this movie is hilarious, funniest movie out for awhile, I'm getting it as soon as it comes out on dvd
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Edhelur on July 18, 2009, 04:54:36 PM
Saw "Thank You For Smoking" the other night with a friend. Dark intellectual satire/comedy sounded good, and turned out pretty well.

Also have "Jersey Girl", which needs to be returned this evening..... hasn't been watched yet though.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on July 18, 2009, 08:54:07 PM
watched bruno and the hangover recently.

bruno - besides a few funny parts it was crap, the only part I liked was the paula abdul part and the part where he is auditioning kids parents, and the end was pretty funny too.

I expected no different from the guy who brought us the stinking pile of shit that was Borat.

As for me, I am not watching anything because my Netflix dvds got lost in the mail somewhere.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on July 20, 2009, 02:42:03 AM
Fight Club. Again. Just a fantastic film that I somehow manage to watch at least once a year either by seeking it out (renting it from Netflix) or by just randomly turning on the tv (something I do not often do as I don't watch much tv) and finding it on. The latter was the case this time around and though it was edited it was still good. Kind of ruined by the commercials though--or rather just the one commercial for True Lies in which Jamie Lee Curtis tries her best to act sexy and fails hard.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on July 20, 2009, 03:03:05 AM
Watched first half of Watchmen again. Good stuff. Need to give it a full watching sometime soon.

Tonight, I watched Underworld: Rise of the Lycans. This is the prequel film they decided to after other two. I was in the mood for mindless action, and this did the trick. Visually it was very appealing and I liked the dark tone.

But what bugs me is how a simple consistency issue like one moment the sun totally destroys the vampire - turns it to ashes, and then in the next case, it just turns them to stone (?) or just y'know, burnt-dead state.

Spoiler: show
This was the case with Sonea.


Not really a spoiler, though, considering they stated that happened in the 2nd (?) film. One of the other ones, anyway. Which y'know...really makes you wonder. Why did they bother with this film? The story's pretty simple, and it was basically covered in the other ones.

I accepted the film for what it was, though, and liked it well enough. Even with Bill Nighy/Vicktor's eyes being constantly in the Vampire-state, and Lucian and Sonja's one-face-expresses-every-emotion acting. :lol:

Edit: Considering how all fared well (financially, anyway), I wouldn't be surprised to see more. Can't say that I'd mind, either. Though I'd really appreciate it if someone (anyone?!) would make a respectful vampire film that I could completely like. The consistency issue I mentioned before, for example, is something I've came across in a couple of other vampire flicks, too.  :elf_dead:
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on July 20, 2009, 03:34:07 AM
Vampire flicks are no longer in the realm of the supernatural or horror, they have fallen from what little grace they had into the realm of screaming tweens and lonely housewives all dreaming that some sparkly vampire lad will rush in and sweep them off their feet. You can forget respectable, at least until this romantic fad burns a fiery death staked out in the sun. Vampires are no longer terrifying, they are strapping immortal young lads with a craving for girls hundreds of years younger than them.

The whole notion of vampire children* is pretty damned pathetic when used by anything because it doesn't make a lick of sense, but oh well, just as long as it aids the story... [/sarcasm]

* Especially in the sense of Underworld. We learn in the first movie that a vamp can't bite a lycan because their blood is like poison to them and I can understand this. However, I consider both lycanthropy and vampirism in these movies to be akin to diseases and they both come from the same source basically. However, I see the two as being fundamentally incompatible, which causes the problems. Both diseases can be said to pass through the saliva and obviously there is the above, which would lead me to believe that the disease can be blood-borne as well. So if it can be transmitted through two bodily fluids, one would think that the disease might possibly be spread via sex as well. To me then, it makes little sense for one of those vampire children to grow up, fall in love with a lycan, f**k the lycan, and get pregnant. The pregnancy alone makes little sense given the undead state of things, but also you have two forms of transmission: If indeed it can be spread through sexual activity, then the vampiress getting a big gooey wad of lycan DNA injected into her seems to be a bad thing. One can assume that there is kissing going on, which would mean the passing of saliva. Now, it seems to me that the bite that comes with the passing of the disease is not actually the culprit of the disease--yes, it is crucial as it allows the saliva-borne disease into the blood, but beyond that it is a minor factor. Really it seems to me that it should not be limited to just blood because the writers want some convoluted story as to how the lycans and vamps are at each others throats for seemingly no reason at all (except, you know, that whole slavery thing). I have no doubt that I am looking to far into this, but still.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Edhelur on July 20, 2009, 07:05:35 AM
 -- mind you, the charm's in the fact that they have an unfulfilled craving for girls hundreds of years younger than them, and their self-control is clearly ... beyond measure? or at least that-one-whatever-his-name-is... oh, shit, I just remembered, Edward Cullen (blame my sister)... has that kind of unmeasurable self-control. I do wonder what he lives on, though...

Also on the note of vampires: vampire children don't make any sense. Undead sperm and undead eggs really should not add up to undead babies, as far as I can tell. Although it might just be a case of which version of the mythology got to me first (Robin McKinley's, that is). *shrugs*


I still have Jersey Girl, and it's still unwatched... Dammit, late fees. >.<
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on July 22, 2009, 01:25:05 AM
Just watched an asian film called 'Dragon Tiger Gate'. It started off seeming cool and funny, but quickly sled into oblivion. Once the funny became not so funny, I thought it might've just been the dubbing that amused, but the film is really just bad. Hilariously bad. If you want to watch it (I'd advise not), kick back and have a few beers beforehand. I'm sure you'll see the funny side and find it a fun enough film. But for any sober individual, this is nothing but a crock of shit.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Ashen Shugar on July 22, 2009, 05:38:59 AM
"Vampires are no longer terrifying, they are strapping immortal young lads with a craving for girls hundreds of years younger than them."

what's more scary than immortal pedophiles?
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Ellia on July 22, 2009, 05:46:38 AM
"Vampires are no longer terrifying, they are strapping immortal young lads with a craving for girls hundreds of years younger than them."

what's more scary than immortal pedophiles?



Sadistic necrophilic immortal pedophiles
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on July 22, 2009, 03:38:15 PM
Watched Transporter 3..........don't you do it!
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Edhelur on July 22, 2009, 04:46:54 PM
"Vampires are no longer terrifying, they are strapping immortal young lads with a craving for girls hundreds of years younger than them."

what's more scary than immortal pedophiles?

Sadistic necrophilic immortal pedophiles

but Bella (that was her name, wasn't it?) was ALIIIIVE. ..... although, I've been spoiled by the devART front-pagers who have drawn her dead.... I guess that would make dear old Ed a necrophile, wouldn't it?




Going to see Harry Potter today, in about an hour :)
beware the fangirl that is me?
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on July 22, 2009, 06:42:36 PM
Watched Transporter 3..........don't you do it!

Unfortunately I already have...


Just saw the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film adaption. I must say, going into this I wasn't going in with the most open of minds. I loved the book, so I expected the film to stink. And while it wasn't so terrible an adaption, I still didn't like it. There are a lot of things I could nit pick over, but I don't really want to. It's a worthwhile enough film, though, especially for those who haven't read the books.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on July 22, 2009, 08:04:59 PM
Joe there is lots of negative feedback in my office over the movie adaptation...working in a publishing house I am surriounded by book snobs.
I hear they really dicked around especially the ending though........I'll wait for the DVD myself.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Edhelur on July 22, 2009, 10:36:44 PM
yea, I also think that they did a crap job of the HP adaptation, but overall, I sorta liked it. Maybe that's to do with the fact that I haven't read the book recently (in three years, or so?) .... but I found it fairly entertaining, which is the whole point. I mean, it has some pretention towards "meaning something" (that whole "love conquers all" message, or whatever)... but it was pretty fun. *shrug*
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on July 23, 2009, 01:05:50 AM
I have heard nothing but negative feedback for the movie, what with them apparently leaving things out and adding new things that wasn't in the book to begin with.

What's so scary about an immortal vampire pedophile? He is bound to get caught eventually, which means he is likely to do jail time and if that is horrible for plain human, then I can only imagine how bad it would be for Vamp--getting shanked by a sharpened toothbrush as he is burning from the sunlight coming through the bars. Unless he just sparkles in the sunlight, then you have a glittery child molester locked in with a bunch of men who haven't had any for some time. Why wait for him to drop the soap? The glittering is like an open invitation. And you know, the Vamp can't just go hang himself in his cell to escape it all and the shanking won't do much with plastic and bits of metal, he's not going to die. It is like sentencing the vamp to however many years as a sex slave to very big and very hairy men who may or may not be named Bubba. And if he doesn't go to jail, then any American member can probably attest to the zealotry some parents exercise when it comes to matters of pedophiles in their neighborhoods, especially those on a wanted list. This vampire would not be safe anywhere except with some toothless rednecks who marry their cousins, shoot things for fun, don't have cable or a working tv for that matter, and have never even heard of the In-ter-nets. Either that or Europe.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: coeshaw on July 26, 2009, 12:06:13 AM
Tonight I watched Gran Torino, it was a really well done film. Great acting and directing by Clint Eastwood.

Last week I saw the new Harry Potter film, to be honest I can't really remember the book that well so I went into the cinema with an open mind and enjoyed the film. Yes the added a few thing and left a few things out but the same basic storyline was told and it was an entertaining 2 hours.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on July 29, 2009, 03:09:33 AM
Got Gran Torino. Need to watch it, sometime.

Again, I've seen a good few movies of late. You people need to get a-posting, so this thread doesn't slip beyond notice, and then I don't see it daily, to keep updating! :P

Ehm...Watched 'the Departed' the other night. Great film! Love it. I recall renting it out before, but I don't think I watched it. Or I did, and turned it off before the end. :elf_gloop: Definitely a favourite now, though. Hard to beat Scorscee.

Also re-watches: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. A very good film. Watch it, if you haven't before now. This was my third or fourth time watching it. The first time I saw it, it didn't hit me that hard, but the second time really did. Made me quite sad, in fact. Bit depressing considering losing someone you love. Or think you do, whatever.

And another re-watch: No Country for Old Men. Really like this movie. Have to check out Cormac McCarthy's books.

Can't mind what else I've seen of late. Started to watch Coraline but turned it off...eh, need to give it a better go.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on July 29, 2009, 01:40:20 PM
Agree GO, "Eternal Sunshine..." is a great movie.

I went and saw the new Harry Potter with my son the other day. I have not read past the first 3 books, so I had no idea what to expect. I thought it was pretty good. A couple comments though...

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I liked the love angles, I thought it created some needed tension among the characters. I always thought Harry and Hermione would end up together though.

I was actually a little put off by this being part 1 of a finale. I was hoping to not have to see another one honestly. :-/

Seriously, they better pick up the pace on the releases of these things. All the actors already look 34. They are supposed to be in high school right?
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on July 29, 2009, 02:09:06 PM
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I was actually a little put off by this being part 1 of a finale. I was hoping to not have to see another one honestly. :-/

It is not. This is the second to last book, the next one (the last one) is being split into two films. You have to see two more.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on July 29, 2009, 03:09:18 PM
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Seriously, they better pick up the pace on the releases of these things. All the actors already look 34. They are supposed to be in high school right?

I don't know, I felt they mostly looked young/old enough. Harry could do with a little more growing up, in fact, the skinny little midget. :lol:
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Edhelur on July 29, 2009, 03:23:42 PM
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Seriously, they better pick up the pace on the releases of these things. All the actors already look 34. They are supposed to be in high school right?

I don't know, I felt they mostly looked young/old enough. Harry could do with a little more growing up, in fact, the skinny little midget. :lol:

growing up perhaps, but not necessarily out. See Equus (http://www.jaunted.com/files/4912/radcliffe_equus.jpg) for details..... Really, he looks well enough built for a high-schooler. Just... short.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on July 29, 2009, 05:05:17 PM
Eh, that picture shows nothing more than that he still has a boyish body. A muscular boyish body, but not a man's body in the slightest.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Ashen Shugar on August 01, 2009, 07:03:48 AM
I saw public enemies a few nights ago, it was pretty good, not great. some nice shoot outs
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on August 01, 2009, 02:11:26 PM
went to see Public Enemies yesterday. was dissapointed with it. not a great film. worst thing was that it looked like it was filmed with a $200 camcorder
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on August 01, 2009, 05:15:55 PM
Saw "Blindness" last night. The book was better. Many of the more subtle symbolic and character-driven nuances were lost (not surprising). It was OK, although since I read and liked the book I might not be objective about it.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on August 02, 2009, 10:56:52 PM
Watched "Push" last night. I actually liked it quite a bit. I wasn't expecting much, and it turned out pretty good I thought. It felt almost like anime to me (that's not exactly what I mean but I'm not sure how else to put it) with the cinematography and direction as well as the plot. I thought it was much better than "Wanted".
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on August 03, 2009, 01:15:51 AM
Choke: Meh.

Yeah, I was rather surprised by Push as well, thought it was pretty good. Then again my expectations were so low that they had may as well been non-existent. I find it odd that the movie got barely any press or marketing. I think I may have seen one or two commercials for it, though I could be wrong and they could have just been trailers on some dvd. Compare this to Wanted, which got quite a bit of marketing and a video game.

Wanted had the potential to be good and had someone given the script and casting a good looking over, then it could well have been. The main problem that I had with the film was that the main character was a f**king idiot. This isn't just making a bad decision here or there, his stupidity was the only thing that could propel the plot along. The second was that the actor wasn't even all that great of one for the part. This guy has the potential to be a world-class assassin? Bullshit. The only potential this guy has is a broken body in a deserted alley after a mugging. You know, I found the whole bullet curve (especially the last) pretty absurd, but then I found the improvised explosives to be pretty absurd as well. I know they weren't exactly going for realistic (else they would have cast someone else as the main character--seriously, I could see this guy as a creepy stalker/bomber sort of person, but that is as far as it goes), but still. And I am starting to stray from the point... Also... seriously, people need to stop giving Jolie parts.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on August 03, 2009, 01:46:04 AM
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Also... seriously, people need to stop giving Jolie parts.

I'll agree completely with that... ick
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on August 03, 2009, 01:44:20 PM
watched charlie bartlett yesterday. thought it was ok. no more, no less
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Edhelur on August 03, 2009, 03:55:27 PM
Tried to watch Watchmen the other day. My mother thought it would be more worthwhile to just 'rent' it from OnDemand, not go to the store for a DVD. Unfortunately, we got through half of it, then decided to take a break (?) (or she did, rather..... not me, really) ..... and it cancelled the 'rental' b efore we came back to it. Seriously, half a movie for $5?
So, now I have seen the first hour and a half of Watchmen. >.<
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on August 08, 2009, 03:42:23 PM
I saw "Watchmen" last night. I wanted to like it, I really did... It seemed like a movie I should like... but I thought it sucked.

I thought it was totally convoluted, the characters were completely unlikeable with the exception of Rorsach(sp?) who I actually liked much more once we met him with his mask off. And it was waaaaaaaaay too long. The attempts at humor were weak, and the effects weren't that great either.

I wish it weren't so, because I'm rooting for movies like this to be good so that they will advance the cause and popularity of fantasy/sci fi, but this movie I think did not help that cause. Overall IMO, terrible.

PS - I've never seen so much blue penis in my life, and really I never wanted to actually. I'm of course a complete juvenile so every time it came on screen (which was alot) in all its blue glory I couldn't help but burst out laughing and then I'd miss what was being said in such seriousness.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on August 08, 2009, 08:47:01 PM
Vega, have you read the comic that it is based off of? The film is perhaps the best adaptation of anything I have ever seen, the problems you had with the film are the same problems you would have had with the comics. That the majority of the characters were unlikable and had not near the sort of presence as Rorschach is also not new to the film, they are pretty much dull secondary characters with no development in the comic as well. This movie was just as good as the comics, perhaps better considering that the end of the movie made much more sense than the end of the comic (though I still disagree with changing things). If anything, I hope that it moves forward accurate adaptations so we don't continue to get faithless piles of shit that change anything and everything for little reason.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on August 08, 2009, 09:01:40 PM
Yeah, I think it's safe to say the characters in Watchmen are useless beings you'll not care one iota about. I mean, when you're siding with a pathological mad-man like Rorschach, you're in dire straits.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on August 08, 2009, 09:12:45 PM
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Vega, have you read the comic that it is based off of?

No I haven't. I'm not really a comic book fan so much. Seems that if its well done, you shouldn't have to be familiar with the source. Maybe I would have liked it more if I was.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on August 09, 2009, 01:27:29 AM
watched Pirates of the Carribean at Worlds End. thought it was the biggest load of crap. took too long too
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: bats on August 14, 2009, 04:48:33 AM
Bats just watched  One Night with the King it's about  Easter who becomes the Queen of Perisa not bad
but King Xerxesworn these cloths I think he likes Bling,,his Night wear bedspread but Omar Sharif ,played his
part well  got me away from Twilight LOL  :lol:
   Bats :elf_drow:
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on August 15, 2009, 04:54:39 AM
Had the powerful urge to rewatch Serenity the other night. Needed a Firefly fix and that was the quickest way. Could have popped the series in instead, but I wasn't up for that sort of endeavor. Serenity, ah Serenity, such a great flick that only gets better the more you watch it. I will have to watch the series again soon though, so I can relive the sadness that comes with knowing FOX f**ked us out of one of the greatest shows in recent years. I wouldn't be a Browncoat if I said it was for the best, that it is better to go out when you are on top instead of dying face down in the muck at the bottom of the hill, so I won't say it! Great damn show that was canceled too early. Too bad it hasn't been given another shot at another movie.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on August 15, 2009, 04:40:50 PM
Went and saw "District 9" last night. I really liked it. Thought it was very good. I was expecting a more introspective story of our crappiness as a race and how we tend to treat others different from ourselves. Although that was a major back story it was much more action packed than I expected. The story also built up from beginning to end well I thought, I kept waiting for the lull and it never really happened for me. Had a pretty solid plot. I would recommend to friends (which includes you people here). I'd give it an 8/10 I think.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on August 22, 2009, 02:07:13 AM
Watching Rock'N'Rolla at the moment. Third or fourth time that I've seen it. Great flick. Getting SLC Punk from Netflix, as that is also a great f**king flick.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on August 22, 2009, 06:17:08 PM
Saw "I Love You Man" last night, it was OK, not fantastic, but a few good laughs.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on August 22, 2009, 06:52:05 PM
I re-watched that the other night. Thought it was hilarious, even for a re-watch. My favourite comedy of late.

Can't say that I've been watching too many films of late. Might get around to watching a couple later tonight or sometime over the weekend.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Edhelur on August 23, 2009, 12:06:03 AM
Movies on my list of To See Soon : District 9 (came highly recommended by my sister, among others, like Vega here)... um, there's more, I know there's more? Coraline: I have it, need to watch it.

Watched I Love You Man couple nights ago too (same as Joe) -- thought it was pretty good, especially for a 'rom-com'... :)
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on August 23, 2009, 12:54:52 AM
Hmm, I have a small vacation coming up soon, I might just go to the theaters for once. District 9 looks damn good and there is always Inglorious Basterds (which likely sucks, since it is Tarantino).
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: bats on August 23, 2009, 07:19:04 AM
I got The Knowing DVD ,,not really excited as Mr Cage does have Dead Pan look in his movies latey
But I must say it was good viewing and the Special effects were terrific but the end was a bit long
but a better movie than I expected it to be,next will be Jett Li movie  War Warriors he's starting to show he can act
   Bats
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Post by: coeshaw on August 23, 2009, 12:39:14 PM
Watched Tarentino's latest Inglorious Bastards last night, excellent film. Very graphic and violent in places, but overall a really well told story which was funny in places, had lots of action and a good cast.
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Post by: Great One on August 28, 2009, 01:59:03 AM
Think I'll be waiting for that to come out on dvd, before seeing it.


Last movie I saw was a re-watch - Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. :lol: One of my favourite comedies, definitely.
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Post by: James on August 28, 2009, 03:00:57 AM
Rewatch of SLC Punk. Great movie.
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Post by: Great One on August 29, 2009, 10:52:19 PM
I disagree, but I'll not go into it. I don't want to face the furious punk fan-boys. :P It's not that I felt the film was terrible, just...


Anyway, I'm at home. On a Saturday, nursing a hangover. One I should probably be cultivating a bit more, but oh well. Tv is on, as is Miami Vice. The film version. The one with Colin Farrel and Jamie Foxx. Yeah. Nothing really is on when you're reduced to watching something like this. Cack.
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Post by: Duke Scoob on August 30, 2009, 11:17:26 PM
Re-watching Band of Brothers.  Excellent series.  Agree with you on Miami Vice, Great One.  Never been a Colin Farrel fan.  Only saw one movie with him in it I liked, but can't recall what it was now, if that tells you anything.   :P
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Post by: James on August 30, 2009, 11:35:38 PM
In Bruges was a Colin Farrel flick that is really quite excellent, iffin you get the chance you should watch it.
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Post by: Duke Scoob on August 30, 2009, 11:47:59 PM
 After I saw your reply I was motivated to figure out which movie it was I liked.  The Recruit, with Pacino, about the CIA.  Actually enjoyed that movie and liked him in it.  Based on that, I'll follow up on your suggestion to see Bruges and see how that goes. Thanks.
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Post by: Bacchus on August 31, 2009, 12:08:39 AM
watched Tristan and Isolde. wasn't too bad, not too great either
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Post by: coeshaw on August 31, 2009, 12:09:59 PM
On Saturday I went to the cinema and watched 'Funny People' its the latest Judd Aptow film with Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen, it was a good film but not as funny as I thought it would be. I am used to Aptows previous films like Knocked Up, Superbad, etc... being laugh out loud funny right the way through, this had a few good moments but no where near as many as previous films.

Last night I watched the DVD of the British film 'In the Loop', its a political comedy about the events in the British and US governments leading up to a fake war in the middle east (think Iraq war). It stars all the cast of the amazing BBC series 'The Thick of It' and is very funny, below are a few memorable quotes.

Quote
- Lt. Gen. George Miller: Twelve thousand troops. But that's not enough. That's the amount that are going to die. And at the end of a war you need some soldiers left, really, or else it looks like you've lost.

-You sure you're working as hard as I am, 'cause I'm sweating spinal fluid here!

- Simon Foster: Tobes, I don't want to have to read you the riot act but I am going to have to read you some extracts from the riot act, like section one, paragraph one: don't leave your boss twisting in the wind and then burst in late, smelling like a p**sed seaside donkey.
Toby Wright: Look, alright, I was late for the meeting, Simon, I am sorry, but it's not like I threw up in there, is it?
Simon Foster: No, you're right, I'm being unfair. I should be thanking you for not throwing up. Well done, you're a star. You didn't wet yourself, did you? You're in the right city. You didn't say anything overtly racist. You didn't pull your cock out and start plucking it and shouting "Willy Banjo". No, I'm being really unfair. You'd got so much right, without actually being there in the beginning of one of the most important moments of my career. Thanks, you're a legend.
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Post by: Duke Scoob on August 31, 2009, 07:34:33 PM
LOL, that does look funny.  Might have to try to remember some of that for useable quotes later on.

Watched a classic this morning:  Rudy
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Post by: Great One on September 03, 2009, 01:50:44 AM
Watched a film called 'Adaptation' last night, starring not just one Nicolas Cage, but two. :lol: A frightening prospect for many, I'm sure. I'm not so easily put off, so I watched the film 'till the end. It a had pretty poor ending, which finished off a surreal film, that wasn't that bad on the whole.
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Post by: James on September 03, 2009, 05:02:56 AM
I watched I Love You, Man. Meh. Rudd is cool, so is the other guy, but the duo was less that spectacular in this. Some laughs, but not many.
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Post by: Bacchus on September 06, 2009, 12:28:11 PM
went to see Inglourious Bastards. thought it was rather good. liked it
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Post by: vega1 on September 06, 2009, 08:17:01 PM
Saw "he's just not that into you" last night. That movie was not made for me, not even sure why I watched it (well, OK, Scarlett Johansen maybe). If I was single, desperate, and on the dating scene as an early 20-something I might have said to myself "How true... how true..." at the end, not sure. But as it was I was actually saying to myself "How pathetic, how pathetic...".

Also watched "Coraline" with my daughter, which I liked. The creepiness factor translated well from the book to the movie I think. And again, I have not watched many animated films I have not liked, its just a weakness of mine.
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Post by: vega1 on September 07, 2009, 03:21:21 PM
Watched "Sin Nombre" last night. I thought it was good. Sad, not a fun movie, but I liked it. I think the acting probably saved it.
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Post by: Bacchus on September 07, 2009, 11:38:34 PM
watched Bring it On 5 yesterday. i'm quite the fan of this series of cheerleader girly movies. don't know why. Christina Millian looked quite hot in it though, so that makes up a lot
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Post by: James on September 08, 2009, 05:40:27 AM
Caught the last twenty minutes or so of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. Thought it was rather decent and I loved the narrator. Going to have to see the full movie some time.
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Post by: Kikori on September 08, 2009, 06:32:35 AM
watched Bring it On 5 yesterday. i'm quite the fan of this series of cheerleader girly movies. don't know why. Christina Millian looked quite hot in it though, so that makes up a lot

Are you serious Baz????? They made 4 sequels of that utter shite?? and you watched them??? Excuse me while I throw up.....

haha, nah have to confess that I've seen the 1st, but I think it's a disgrace to make sequels, let alone four sequels, of a movie, when there are so many great script ideas going down the gurgler.

Finally got around to seeing The Recruit and Eagle Eye on the weekend. Both were fairly decent.
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Post by: Edhelur on September 08, 2009, 06:51:56 AM
Caught the last twenty minutes or so of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. Thought it was rather decent and I loved the narrator. Going to have to see the full movie some time.

Saw that a while ago in my Literature class. (It was apparently Literature-y enough to count). Pretty good, I'd say-- the full movie is definitely worth it.
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Post by: James on September 09, 2009, 01:06:08 AM
I watched a good bit of The Gathering last night, flick with Christina Ricci, but I turned the channel when she started to try and convince the police that someone wants revenge (on who? I dunno, the town...?). Not a fan at all of that sort of writing. Ended up turning it over to Tropic Thunder, which was good as always, have to love Tom Cruise in it.
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Post by: Great One on September 09, 2009, 04:32:26 AM
Just watched 'the Butterfly Effect', and I thought it was a pretty cool film. Didn't like that Kutcher was the main actor, but oh well, I'm just glad he won't be bothering me in any other films I want to see.
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Post by: James on September 10, 2009, 10:06:47 PM
Watched Grandma's Boy again, very much enjoy that movie.
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Post by: Bacchus on September 11, 2009, 12:38:57 AM
watched the Rutger Hauer classic Wedlock. loved it
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Post by: coeshaw on September 13, 2009, 12:50:14 PM
Watched District 9 last night, fantastic film with some quality action scenes. I highly recommend it  :lol:
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Post by: vega1 on September 13, 2009, 07:02:24 PM
Watched "Adventureland" last night. It was OK, had some funny parts. Kristen Stewart is a little sullen for me but she did alright in the role I thought. Its a so-so rom-com if you like that sort of thing.
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Post by: Duke Scoob on September 13, 2009, 08:09:08 PM
Flipping between two NFL games as well as some movies on now, Few Good Men, The Two Towers and Something's Got To Give.  Fell asleep watching Unforgiven last night and woke up to Patton in the middle of the night. 
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Post by: James on September 14, 2009, 04:09:38 AM
Watched a bit of Mirrors and it wasn't all that good. Mom loves the flick, I can't be arsed to watch the entirety of it. Then there is Caffeine--a rewatch and a pretty good flick.
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Post by: Bacchus on September 15, 2009, 04:49:28 PM
watched 28 Weeks Later. was not too great
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Post by: Edhelur on September 16, 2009, 05:46:12 AM
Watched Trainspotting with one of my friends recently. Seen it three times before (once back-to-back, for some reason I thought I'd understand it better that way, and once with my brother in May '07 or so). It's strangely depressing and cathartic at the same time.... :/ Probably not the best choice for watching with a friend (we usually go comedy), but.... oh well.
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Post by: Kikori on September 16, 2009, 06:21:25 AM
I've watched a whole bunch of films lately.

The Boat that Rocked - Fantastic. It was very long, but entertaing most of the way, so I didn't really notice. PSH is the ultimate chameleon.

Punisher War Zone - Not a Marvel fan, but this was cool. Just a dud shooting bad guys for most of it. Always had a soft spot for the Punisher though.

Marvel Origins - Wolverine - Once again, Marvel nonsense, but it wasn't horrible. Love Gambit and Deadpool, so their inclusion helped heaps. All in all a pretty standard, but fun movie.

Just Buried - Shite. Great concept - poorly delivered.
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Post by: Bacchus on September 16, 2009, 10:10:48 AM
watched Minotaur... Rutger Hauer only had a small role in it, but he was excellent. it had all that you could expect from a decent b-movie. including boobies
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Post by: Bacchus on September 20, 2009, 02:08:32 AM
just watched Watchmen. thought it was a good movie, and an ending i didn't quite expect. good watch
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Post by: James on September 20, 2009, 03:13:28 AM
Watched Oldboy, was a pretty good flick.
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Post by: Alrin on September 20, 2009, 03:27:49 AM
Watched FAQ About Time Travel. I recall hearing about it some time back but hadn't read a single review or heard anything at all regarding quality. With no expectations at all I was neither particularly pleased nor disappointed. It had some genuinely funny moments and killed 90 otherwise-bored minutes. No complaints.
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Post by: vega1 on September 20, 2009, 04:24:45 PM
Watched "Max Payne".... not good. Really, not good at all. Avoid it.
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Post by: Bacchus on September 22, 2009, 12:56:17 PM
watched Cafe Society. was ok-ish. didn't have johnny knoxville in it
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Post by: Bacchus on September 27, 2009, 02:00:30 AM
just watched Dune... always a fun watch
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Post by: James on September 27, 2009, 03:15:25 AM
Watched The Color of Magic and it was pretty good. No complaints from me anyway.
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Post by: Bacchus on September 27, 2009, 10:55:52 PM
no complaints from jamesy... must be really good then
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Post by: Great One on September 28, 2009, 12:08:23 AM
Watched Empire Strikes back this evening. What a film. It is like returning to an old friend.
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Post by: Duke Scoob on September 28, 2009, 12:56:53 AM
Gran Torino.  Great flick, enjoyed it.
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Post by: Bacchus on October 02, 2009, 04:02:23 PM
went to see (read: was forced to see) 500 Days of Summer... it was ok. not great, but not bad either. never knew Zoey Deschanel was part of the band She & Him
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Post by: James on October 02, 2009, 09:01:47 PM
Damn right, Baccy. Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward. Great band. Looking forward to seeing that movie, too.
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Post by: Bacchus on October 03, 2009, 12:32:01 AM
it's a chick flick jamesy... but yeah, i knew the band She & Him, without knowing who where in it, and right before we went to that film i said to my girl that Zooey Deschanel has a sexy voice. a world of coincidences
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Post by: James on October 03, 2009, 12:42:34 AM
Nothing wrong with those sorts of flicks, Bazzyboy.
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Post by: Great One on October 03, 2009, 03:03:16 AM
Just finished watching an Irish film called 'Fifty Dead Men Walking'. It was alright. Not particularly great. Same old, same old, as far as stories concerning the troubles in the North go. I've either read books or seen films with the same things, a ton of times before. A bit of a waste of film.
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Post by: vega1 on October 04, 2009, 05:23:35 PM
Watched 'Traitor' last night with Don Cheadle (well, not with him... he was in it).

I wasn't expecting much because I hadn't really heard of it, but it was really good. I liked it.
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Post by: Bacchus on October 06, 2009, 07:22:36 AM
me and my Guinea Pig watched G-Force the other day. it was great
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Post by: Duke Scoob on October 08, 2009, 02:25:55 AM
Watched Heat the other day.  An oldie but goodie.
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Post by: Alrin on October 08, 2009, 04:21:36 PM
Watched Zombieland. Twice. The US has finally answered Shaun of the Dead in style. Just good, messy fun.
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Post by: vega1 on October 10, 2009, 11:05:15 PM
Went and saw "Surrogates" last night (my wife didn't want to go see 'Zombieland'  :depressed: )

Wasn't as good as I'd hoped. Pretty weak plot. 2 out of 5.
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Post by: vega1 on October 11, 2009, 06:39:56 PM
Watched "Semi-Pro" will Will Farrell. Terrible.

You know, I saw 'Old School' quite some time ago and thought it was hilarious, liked much of his work on SNL as well. Ever since then I keep trying Will Farrell movies and trying to like them. Anchorman, Taledega Nights, stranger than fiction, Elf, etc. All of them let me down, some more than others, but none were what I would call great, or even good. i guess I just need to expect that 'Old School' was an anomaly and Will Farrell sucks.
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Post by: James on October 11, 2009, 08:59:22 PM
Everything that I have seen Will Ferrell, except Stranger Than Fiction, has been shit. Humor based around inane stupidity.
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Post by: coeshaw on October 11, 2009, 11:35:02 PM
I am with you Vega, I enjoyed Old School but have not enjoyed the rest of his films
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Post by: Great One on October 18, 2009, 09:07:40 PM
Will Ferrel needs his tongue pulled out...'cept that wouldn't end his foolishness. He'd still be pulling faces and expressions, to try and garner laughter. I respect his constant attempts and willingess to make people laugh, but just doesn't do it for me.

I watched Coraline, this evening. It was a fairly good film. We got the dvd in 3D, but I just wasn't seeing what the big deal was about. Maybe my eyes have been dulled from all my time spent infront of computer screens, and the like?
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Post by: Bacchus on October 18, 2009, 11:17:25 PM
i can not watch movies with Will Ferrel. he, and his whole bunch of crew, like Ben Stiller and the likes of him, are just horrible to watch. found anchorman slightly amusing, but he just does the same act over and over again in the same annoying voice
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Post by: Great One on October 19, 2009, 06:00:48 AM
Just watched 'Wristcutters: A Love Story', there. I liked how Rotten Tomatoes, one reviewer said: 'Wristcutters: A Love Story is like a suicidal Wizard of Oz.' Quite true. Can't say I really liked the film that much, though. It was an alright hour and a half, I guess.
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Post by: Aurian on October 19, 2009, 12:45:28 PM
i just watched The Memorykeeper's Daughter. it think it was a good movie, but i doubt id watch it again because i already know whats gonna happen
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Post by: Great One on October 20, 2009, 01:19:42 AM
Just after watching 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang', which was a pretty amusing and quirky film. Worth a watch. Good to see another Robert Downing Jr. flick.

Needed more Shannyn Sossamon in it, though!
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Post by: Kikori on October 20, 2009, 02:54:53 AM
Watched Curse of the Golden Flower over the weekend. Wasn't bad, for something that was pretty much Days of our Lives with some Martial arts thrown in.

Been on a bit of a Martial Arts jaunt of recent, mostly old-school Jackie Chan. My Lucky Stars is still my favourite.
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Post by: Great One on October 20, 2009, 03:26:06 AM
On a film run.

Just after watching 'Thank you for smoking'. Quite enjoyed it. Good film, check it out. It has Aaron Eckhart as the main lead, so what isn't there to like? Sadly, though, Katie Holmes is in it. Thankfully she has a small part, but any kind of part she plays in a film, makes the movie near-ruined. Didn't devastate this one, though.

Now I'm onto my second noir film of the night - Mullholland Drive. Not terribly crazy about noir films, but they're alright. Hard to beat Twelve Monkeys or Dark City.

Edit: Awh man...247 mins, this film. Think this will end my run for the night, sadly. If I get bored, I'm throwing on some RotJ.
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Post by: Duke Scoob on October 20, 2009, 10:28:36 PM
Watched somewhere between half and 3/4 of Duplicity.  Had some ammusing and even interesting spots, but tended to be confusing with all the jumping.  Not sure how long it will take me to get to where I'll want to finish it.  Maybe on the second watch it will stick/impress more.
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Post by: bats on October 21, 2009, 12:07:15 AM
Kikori I just love The Curse of the Golden Flower  hav you ever watched  Bichunmoo
Movie from Korea  the Sword fighting as you will see is different
I just watched the new X-Men as always Hugh is just a Walking Orgasm
and VERY soon New Moon ,,they had a special screening and when Jacob took off his
Shirt you should have heard the screams I just bit my Fist as SO was near LOL!!!
  bats :elf_drow:
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Post by: Arius Miura de Galdri on October 21, 2009, 12:15:14 AM
Going to go see "Where the Wild Things Are" tonite!

AMdG
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Post by: Bacchus on October 21, 2009, 10:26:28 PM
just watched the documentary Darkon (what's in a name)... it's about a bunch of Larpers playing in the fictional world of Darkon. thought it was pretty funny
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Post by: vega1 on October 25, 2009, 03:44:39 AM
Went and saw 'Zombieland' tonight. Exactly what I expected, which is to say a somewhat funny zombie movie. I liked it OK, but I wasn't blown away. Extra points from me just because I like zombie movies.
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Post by: James on October 25, 2009, 03:50:12 AM
Watched Hounds of the Baskervilles, a crappy made for tv movie from 2000 starting Matt Frewer as Sherlock...
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Post by: Great One on October 27, 2009, 06:50:34 PM
There was no new Big Bang Theory this week, so I re-watched the one from last week. Sheldon's constant quoting of 'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan', in reference to Wheaton was hilarious, so I decided to re-watch it.

Quite simply a great film...


"They're requesting communication, sir."

"Let them eat static."

"They're still running with shields down..."

"Of course, we are one big happy fleet! Ah, Kirk, my old friend. Do you know the Klingon proverb, that tells us, 'Revenge is a dish best served cold'? It is very cold...in space."

 

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Post by: coeshaw on November 04, 2009, 07:38:50 PM
Last weekend I went and saw the Pixer film 'UP' at the cinema in 3D. I was very impressed, the film was good and the special effects in 3D were even better. I highly recommend seeing the film in 3D, I can see why all the film studios think 3D is the way forward, rock on Star Wars and LOTR films in 3D :lol:
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Post by: Edhelur on November 05, 2009, 01:08:13 AM
Hmm. I haven't seen any films put in theaters in 3D yet, but I've heard that it is quite possibly an attempt to encode films more heartily (not the right word, I know) and deter pirates...
I should watch something a bit more up-to-date than Spy Kids 2 (last "3D" thing I saw) before I judge it, but it'll be interesting to watch the development.
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Post by: Kikori on November 05, 2009, 04:34:16 AM
Had a couple of days off work and got in some decent viewing time.

Watched The Soloist, with Jamie Foxx and Rob Downey Jr. Very good film, if a bit dull at times.

Also watched Lesbian Vampire Killers, which I found very entertaining. Plus it has hot Lesbians (which, by the way, I have never seen one of in my life. All the Lesbians I have seen, would pass quite easily as men themselves. I call them "Dick-challenged Males".)

Also saw G.I. Joe, which was fun. Not great in any sense of the word, but still a fun little flick. Lots of nostalgia.
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Post by: Bacchus on November 06, 2009, 12:26:51 AM
watched Elisabeth... thought it was ok. better than the sequel anyway
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Post by: Edhelur on November 06, 2009, 12:52:43 AM
baz:   Elisabeth -- the Blanchett one?
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Post by: Bacchus on November 06, 2009, 12:29:05 PM
yeah. she plays in both the movies. the sequel was a recent release
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Post by: vega1 on November 08, 2009, 08:29:02 PM
Saw "X-Men: Origins" last night. It was good actually. I liked it more than i thought I would. It did in fact prove that Will.I.Am has no future in acting, but it was good.
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Post by: Bacchus on November 10, 2009, 12:53:05 PM
watched Clerks 2 yesterday. thought it was pretty funny. better than the first movie if you ask me, which was not nearly as brilliant as everyone always says it is
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Post by: Kikori on November 10, 2009, 11:59:46 PM
...better than the first movie if you ask me, which was not nearly as brilliant as everyone always says it is

Yes it was. I said so.

Watched the golden oldie that is Brigadoon last night. Simply the most enchanting film you're likely to see
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Post by: Bacchus on November 11, 2009, 12:54:22 AM
can't really see what is so great about it. it was ok, but not, say, The Good the Bad and the Ugly- brilliant...

anyway, watched X-men Origins: Wolverine. was ok-ish. not great, not bad either. Hugh Jackman, although never impresses me with his acting, has a bit a Clint Eastwood quality. think he could play a good Dirty Harry

oh yeah. the acting of Will I Am was ridiculous. kinda spoiled the movie for me. can someone tell me why he was in it?
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Post by: Edhelur on November 11, 2009, 02:09:03 AM
So, of late, my movie watching has mostly consisted of walking through the room-with-TV when mum is watching something, usually with laundry in arms, then stopping and staring in horrified fascination.
Through this I have seen snippets of: Food Inc., Taking of Pelham 1-2-3, and Awake. Not to mention lots of Oprah.

Not that I'm gonna offer reviews based on ten minute or less watchings, but... yes.
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Post by: Bacchus on November 13, 2009, 01:23:03 AM
went to see Woody Allens new movie today, Whatever Works. it was ok-ish. bit standard Woody Allen

yesterday i watched Into the Wild again, which was absolutely beautifull. also watched Drag me to Hell, which was also rather amusing
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Post by: vega1 on November 15, 2009, 10:05:16 PM
Saw '2012' yesterday with my daughter. I wasn't expecting much beyond standard big budget action fare since I'd heard it wasn't too good. I actually liked it OK though, despite the numerous and huge leaps of logic and mediocre acting. I actually enjoyed myself.
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Post by: Bacchus on November 16, 2009, 03:31:52 PM
the reason i'd like to see that movie is to witness the total destruction of the planet. i don't even know of any storyline
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Post by: vega1 on November 16, 2009, 04:44:44 PM
Sounds like its right up your alley then. If you are worried about plot, this is not the movie to go see. Interested in big budget CG total destruction? Check. :soldier:
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Post by: Great One on November 16, 2009, 05:36:06 PM
Man, but those kind of films get old after about 10 minutes.
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Post by: Bacchus on November 16, 2009, 11:04:23 PM
just watched Defiance. thought it was pretty touching. good movie
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Post by: James on November 16, 2009, 11:34:26 PM
Watched Visioneers yesterday. Not a bad flick.
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Post by: Bacchus on November 22, 2009, 01:46:15 AM
just watched Blade Runner. always a good pick
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Post by: James on November 22, 2009, 02:46:23 AM
 Star Trek. Never been a fan, but I really enjoyed the movie. Especially enjoyed Karl Urban's and Simon Pegg's performances.
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Post by: coeshaw on November 22, 2009, 12:44:08 PM
Star Trek. Never been a fan, but I really enjoyed the movie. Especially enjoyed Karl Urban's and Simon Pegg's performances.
Yeah the new film is great with some very good performances. I want to get it on Blueray, the only problem with that is I need to buy a blueray player first :lol:
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Post by: Great One on November 23, 2009, 01:48:01 AM
Just watched 'Harold and Kumar go to White Castle'. Pretty decent comedy film with a few memorable moments. Wanna watch the sequel, now.

What the hell was with NPH's hair in the film, though?
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Post by: Bacchus on November 24, 2009, 10:30:04 PM
watched the better part of The Fantastic Four... sucked
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Post by: tillyjayne82 on November 24, 2009, 11:21:46 PM
Haven't seen it as yet but off to see New Moon tomorrow - and before some of you say what I think you may say...it's my guilty pleasure  :P
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Post by: Kikori on November 24, 2009, 11:29:52 PM
Watched Role Models. Hilarious. The little black kid is a riot.
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Post by: Edhelur on November 25, 2009, 01:38:54 AM
Haven't seen it as yet but off to see New Moon tomorrow - and before some of you say what I think you may say...it's my guilty pleasure  :P

My little sis, who is smack-dab in the middle of the target demographic, went to see the movie (yesterday, I believe). The part that amused me was how she kept clarifying that she was going to see it "so [she] can make fun of it". Repeatedly. Just to make sure that no one thought she might enjoy it.
*shakes her head in amusement*
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Post by: The Squire Of Forest Deep on November 25, 2009, 10:06:48 AM
My girlfriend and I went to see New Moon the other night ... at the like, premiere. And we watched Twilight first. Don't judge us, though! Haha. It was one of my best friends' birthdays and she decided we all had to go for it. It was pretty hellish. I think there was about five minutes out of the entire five-hour ordeal that I was actually engaged in. That Vulturi (sp?) stuff. My friend said it was heaps different from the book - she said there was no fighting in New Moon. Thank God they changed it  'cause every time they were talking it was so boring! My girlfriend pointed out that the plot was like, exactly the same as the first movie but the opposite. Instead of Edward it was Jacob who was the dangerous, powerful boy who had to keep himself in check while he was around her. *Vomits at seemingly pervasive female fantasy*. The only way we got through the two movies was amusing ourselves by whispering to each other in infantile voices whenever a heavyhanded/obvious technique was being employed and exposing the end to which the technique was obviously being used as if it was unclear to the other. As in, "Because they don't like each other", or "Because it's a contemporary film".
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Post by: tillyjayne82 on November 25, 2009, 10:58:00 AM
I knew my post would cause a controversial response!!

I enjoyed the books, they're not to everyone's taste, but I like them - and I enjoyed the Twilight movie ( my partner thought it was ridiculously boring, I thought it was beautiful) - I've never been one for 'vampire movies' or books of the same so it took me back a little - but hey, like I said - guilty pleasure.... My name is Tilly and I like the Twilight Saga ... :elf_gloop:

Ok so I've seen it and I loved it (which isn't a surprise) - even my man quite enjoyed it, although he liked the 'fight' scene the most which isn't in fact part of the book..and so my crush on a 17 year old vampire is as strong as ever...it really is time for me to grow up  :ashamed:
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Post by: Great One on November 25, 2009, 04:00:45 PM
Yeah, we're going to have to send you to an addiction and substance abuse organization, Tilly, and get you to take your twelve steps. :lol:

Honestly, I could rant about Twilight to the sun goes down, but instead I'm going to put on a proper Vamp movie and watch it. Film is called 'Let the right one in', based off a book by the same title, and I've been meaning to watch it for a long time. So, it's time I did.


Edit: And it was great. One bad fact was that I watched it in dubbed-form. I would not suggest doing so, as it sounded like some bad cliched American accents; the kind they use in anime, that gives dubbing a bad name.

Okay, so I was chatting with edhelur here and there, while the film was on, and here's little snippets of what I thought...I'm going to just put a spoiler mark on most this, to avoid ruining the viewing experience for others.

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Eli's father (unsure of that fact, I thought of him as 'Igor' (http://www.tipiloschi.net/nino/ninoland/MartyFeldmanIgor.jpg), especially after the acid-incident *chuckles*) acting ridiculously stupid at the start annoyed me, somewhat. I'm thinking of the bit where he hangs an unconscious guy upside down on a tree and drains him. Nothing wrong with the method, just the location of where he chooses to do so. Why the hell would you do it in a place that isn't secluded.

The funny thing is, I felt Eli was going to kill him, after she showed her anger at his muck-ups, and she eventually does. Though they kept that until later, and I felt they implemented it in a strong fashion. He really was 'losing himself', after a long time of serving her, I imagine, and running around from location to location. So his death was fitting.

Enter Oskar. Who winds up becoming her 'carer'. Though the nature of that was a little disturbing, at times. I felt if they were going to use the two as the main romanticists of the story, which they were, then they should have been 'aged up' a little. Though this tale had no room for such conformity, and preferred to focus on child-love and first-love, while at the same time working up a bunch of strange emotions within Eli and Oskar, due to their differences.

I still feel an older pair would've been more effective, especially given it was aimed for an adult audience. But I guess the author did not wish to explore his themes so comfortably.

I found the bullying of Oskar bordered on the ridiculous, but that is most likely down to my poor personal understanding and lack of experience with such as he went through. The kid came across as more than a little pathetic, with me just waiting for him to 'snap', which he gladly did. A true fine moment for the character. Lashing out at his oppressors, hurrah! My understanding of bullying is if you be such an easy recipient to them, they'll just mount the pressure of bullying, etc, so it only becomes worse, as time goes on. As you can imagine, I was happy when he did. :)

Also felt the use of the vampire lore in the film was strong.

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'A key passage in the novel details what happens when a vampire enters a room uninvited, an action that something that traditional vampire lore usually prohibits.[11] Alfredson originally wanted to omit this from the film, but Ajvide Lindqvist was adamant that it had to be included.[10] Alfredson was initially nervous about the scene. He realized in post-production that the sound effects and music made it "American, in a bad way", and had to be removed for the scene to work.[12] The end result, which shows Eli slowly beginning to bleed from her eyes, ears, and pores, received positive notices from many critics.[13][14][15] Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian described it as a "haemophilia of rejection"'

And I quite agree.

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In the film's climax, I did not like it how the bully's elder brother walked into the room, after their diversion, and just said 'beat it' and everyone left the room. My response to that was 'this is not America*', as it's to my knowledge, a country prone to persuasion and peer pressure unlike any other. So, to see it happen in a Swedish film was rather irritating. However, the scene was redeemed by Eli. A fine climax to the film, with excellent use of the camera. Keeping it down in the pool, while all mayhem goes on above, yet letting you know it by dropping pieces of bodies into the pool.

Recently, Heroes tried a similar tool to climax one of their seasons, and it failed utterly. Thankfully this was not the same.



I wonder if the author is considering at all a sequel. I guessed the ending:

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The two using her ill-got money to travel. I considered that if I found myself with such, and a friend of his type, I would've went off to visit some Vampire locations, or rumoured to be.



Anyway, what a masterpiece. Watch it, if you haven't already done so. Instead of re-watching this, in the future, I'm going to buy the book and give it a read. The parts that I've read weren't covered completely in the film, i.e.. the paedophilia and androgynous aspects of the Eli character are worth revealed in full. If a film sequel was done, I'd like the screenplay to contain parts that reveal that about Eli, and dig deep into how that has affected him over time.

Don't dismiss it as 'just another vampire film', as one of my friends did. In light of such films like 'New Moon', this should be more appreciated than ever.

[*Makes me think of this quote from aDwD's: "Her own father got this child on her? We are well rid of her, then. I will not suffer such abominations here. This is not King's Landing." - Stannis :lol:]
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Post by: Great One on November 28, 2009, 06:52:37 AM
I watched BSG: The Plan yesterday. It was not very good...

They used a lot of the same clips, which just added to the annoyance,
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Post by: vega1 on November 28, 2009, 03:22:20 PM
Saw 'Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist'. Standard, albeit unrealistic, teen rom-com fare. It was OK I guess, boy gets the girl and all that. Michael Cera plays the *exact* same character in every movie he's in though.
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Post by: James on November 28, 2009, 08:50:37 PM
Saw 'Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist'. Standard, albeit unrealistic, teen rom-com fare. It was OK I guess, boy gets the girl and all that. Michael Cera plays the *exact* same character in every movie he's in though.

Yep, and I have discovered that I hate that character to my very core.
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Post by: Great One on November 28, 2009, 08:58:16 PM
He's as bad as Shia LeBouf...indeed, he may be worse. He's probably one of the main reasons I never enjoyed Arrested Development. But then again, I didn't like any of the characters in that...which is why I've not seen anymore.
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Post by: Bacchus on December 01, 2009, 01:56:17 PM
watched The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Henry Ford the other day, starring Brad Pitt. was a decent film, a bit long, but i liked it

last weekend i also watched Mallrats and Chasing Amy. i got my girlfriend into watching Kevin Smith movies. the thing about Chasing Amy she didn't like, was that there was not enough Jay and Silent Bob in it. now i'm downloading the Jay and Bob movie for her. pretty cool

yesteday i watched Step Up 2 The Streets. thought it was pretty sexy
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Post by: Bacchus on December 05, 2009, 02:42:24 PM
watched GILF Hunters yesterday. me and some mates where hanging at a friends place, and he had an erotica channel. movie wasn't that great
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Post by: Great One on December 05, 2009, 03:46:23 PM
Men should never sit around and watch porn together. Ever. Did you each have your hands down the other guys pants, baz? What about jerk and not lookin'?
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Post by: Bacchus on December 06, 2009, 12:26:42 AM
heh... joey is shy. cute

anyway, just watched Star Trek. wasn't even bad. liked it till the part where the whole parallel universe thing came up. went downhill from there

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Post by: Great One on December 06, 2009, 01:34:44 AM
heh... joey is shy. cute

Well, I must admit, baz, that I've never sat in a room of guys with my dick out, like you. So I doubt I'll ever break my shyness for cock. I cry your pardon.
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Post by: The Squire Of Forest Deep on December 06, 2009, 03:10:02 AM
Took the Mrs and her little bro to see Where the Wild Things Are the other day. I really liked it. Loved the book when I was a kid and I don't think they did too bad a job with it. Cinematography was beautiful - I recognised the Melbourne landscape (well, recognised it as Australian, anyway). I loved the characters they gave the monsters and the symbolism they assigned them. While I got the meaning behind the stuff that happened, it felt a little meandering and anti-climactic at times. And I also thought, for a twelve-page book they could've stuck to the way things happen in the book a bit more. I mean, of course they had to flesh it out and I was happy with the way they did that, but the things that were in the book could've been the same - like the way that he gets to that other world, and the way that he tames the wild things and stuff. But whatever. I liked it. Soundtrack was good, too.
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Post by: Bacchus on December 06, 2009, 03:52:36 AM
heh... joey is shy. cute

Well, I must admit, baz, that I've never sat in a room of guys with my dick out, like you. So I doubt I'll ever break my shyness for cock. I cry your pardon.

you perv. never gotten any penis out... are you going to tell me you never watched any erotic footage of any kind on the presence of male friends?
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Post by: Great One on December 06, 2009, 03:53:28 AM
Not since I was like thirteen.
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Post by: Bacchus on December 06, 2009, 04:01:42 AM
love it how you get all defensive about it... allmost like you're trying to cover up.
there are all kinds of guys. me and my mates never watched any Star Wars movies together, to name one example
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Post by: Great One on December 06, 2009, 04:27:52 AM
Only people I've sat in a room with and watched SW, ever, would be my baby sister and my girlfriend. Both are harmless. I usually watch my movies alone. Not a fan of group watchings. When I get a bunch of people together, the aim is to talk. Not watch porn.
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Post by: Snowlock on December 06, 2009, 05:51:29 PM
Watched 'year one'  the other day. It was pretty funny in places. worth a watch.
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Post by: vega1 on December 06, 2009, 06:44:04 PM
Watched 'Twilight' with my wife to see what all the talk was about. She liked it, I thought it sucked, go figure.
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Post by: Bacchus on December 07, 2009, 01:56:48 PM
Only people I've sat in a room with and watched SW, ever, would be my baby sister and my girlfriend. Both are harmless. I usually watch my movies alone. Not a fan of group watchings. When I get a bunch of people together, the aim is to talk. Not watch porn.

don't see your problem man. watched a football match with some mates, and after that we flipped to the porn channel. not because we wanted to spank the monkey, but just for a laugh. if you completely forgot what that is, here is a link.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laughter
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Post by: Aurian on December 11, 2009, 06:40:41 PM
went to the drive in movies with my firend and saw new moon and 2012. as far as new moon goes... that was the worste movie ending in the history of all movie endings..... and 2012 was pretty predictable. i was pretty confused during that movie.... but i enjoyed the special effects and all that....
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Post by: Bacchus on December 12, 2009, 10:56:31 PM
watched the better part of American Pie Beta House the Naked Mile. not a good movie by any means, but it made me horny as hell
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Post by: vega1 on December 13, 2009, 05:50:09 PM
Rewatched the new "Star Trek", that movie kicks ass IMHO.

Also watched an older one, "In Good Company" with Scarlet Johansen and the dude from 'That 70s Show'. It was actually much better than I expected, I liked it OK.
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Post by: Great One on December 13, 2009, 07:02:10 PM
Rewatched the new "Star Trek", that movie kicks ass IMHO.

Aye, we did the same on Friday night. There's a couple of things I could pick over about the film, but I don't really want to. Fine film. It'll be interesting to see what they do with a sequel.
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Post by: The Squire Of Forest Deep on December 18, 2009, 01:40:04 AM
Saw Avatar last night. It was phenomenal. The best movie I've seen in a while. of course there were some patchy bits of scriptwriting, some lame parts, some unbelievable parts etc. but I really don't care. I was gripped the whole time, and so was my girlfriend, who doesn't like sci fi of any kind. I loved it. I was transported. I never wanted it to end.
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Post by: coeshaw on December 18, 2009, 08:40:19 PM
I am off to see Avatar in 3D in 20 minutes, can't wait   :smile:
Will let you know what I think later
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Post by: James on December 19, 2009, 03:53:17 AM
Six String Samurai - A post apoc movie from '98, wherein the Russians nuke the US in 1957 and take over, leaving only Las Vegas free. Elvis Presley was made king of Las Vegas, but at the beginning of the movie he has died and there is a call out for a new king of Las Vegas--a title dependent on music. The main character is a Buddy Holly analogue, who just happens to be as talented with the sword as he is with the guitar. There are more scattered throughout, including a rather pathetic Jerry Lee Lewis analogue wielding what appears to be a falchion and a ukulele that gets his arse handed to him. Death, a Slash analogue and representative of heavy metal, looks to gain the throne for himself and issue in a new era of rock by killing all the rock-and-rollers. So, you know, obviously the villain of the film. There are also a lot of weird bits: the remnants of the Russian army so destitute that they have been lowered to nothing more than a petty gang, astronaut-like Windmill People, a family of zombie-esque cannibals who are stuck in the pre-Russian era, and a roving band of tribal people that are rather similar to just about every other roving band of dirty, tribal people in post-apoc films--though they are decidedly less fearsome, at one point attacking Buddy and the Kid with a catapult loaded with gumballs. It's a somewhat humorous film and odd to boot. In other words, it was a good flick.
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Post by: coeshaw on December 19, 2009, 07:22:06 PM
I watched Avatar last night and it was one of the best films I have seen in a long time, maybe ever.
Yes the storyline is borrowed from films like dances with wolves, but its got a fresh twist, fantastic action, amazing special effects which all combine to form a highly entertaining movie which I want to see again. If you do go and see it make sure you watch it in 3D, this was outstanding and really allowed you to get sucked into the world of Pandora.
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Post by: Great One on December 20, 2009, 01:49:20 AM
Heh, I decided to go to see the Road instead. I will watch Avatar sometime this week, though.

The Road is a fairly good film. I'm not sure about how true an adaptation the film is, but I liked it well enough. It bummed me out for a while after, however. I would not suggest others watch it, unless they're feeling sadomasochistic.
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Post by: James on December 20, 2009, 02:45:55 AM
I'd imagine that The Road works better as a film. You don't have to put up with the author's terrible narration or his lack of punctuation.
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Post by: vega1 on December 20, 2009, 07:27:51 PM
Went and saw "Blind Side" last night. Truly an excellent film. Its really good, I highly recommend it.
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Post by: Great One on December 20, 2009, 09:15:19 PM
Saw 'In Bruges' again, just now. A really great film.

Also watched 'The Brothers Bloom' the other night. I quite liked it. An amusing and fun story involving a couple of Con Artist brothers, and a couple of 'interesting' women, along for the ride. Placing the time of the events was a little bizarre, as it's 'topsy-turvey' - one minute, they're in the present day, (fast special cars, etc), the next they're traveling by locomotive trains. But, I enjoyed it a lot. So: Check it out.

Going to watch 'Whatever works' later.
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Post by: Kikori on December 20, 2009, 11:23:34 PM
Watched s.Darko, the sequel to Donnie Darko. Good movie you ask? Dunno. Or you could say "Donno". Just dunno.
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Post by: Great One on December 21, 2009, 05:28:14 PM
Couple of rewatches last night - Die Hard and the Incredible Hulk. Pretty good fare.
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Post by: vega1 on December 22, 2009, 04:37:38 AM
Just got back from seeing "Avatar" in 3D. That movie is filled to the brim with cliche's... and you know what? Doesn't negatively impact it in the least. I simply loved it, I thought it was absolutely fantastic. My wife loved it too and she's not at all a Sci Fi / Fantasy geek like I am. As far as the 3D itself goes, I thought it might be lame, but it was pretty darn good. When there's alot of motion it can be a little distracting, but overall it was very good and did add to the experience. I *will* be adding this movie to my collection on Blu ray when it comes out.


Do yourself a favor and go see this in the theater, in 3D if possible. You won't be sorry. Really, its awesome.
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Post by: Great One on December 22, 2009, 06:58:01 AM
Eh, the complaints I've heard about the film are enough to put me off rushing to go see it. I will watch it, at some point, though. Most likely in 3D.

I went to see an early screening of 'Sherlock Holmes' tonight. It was a very good film. Worth seeing. I really enjoyed it.

Edit: Oh, and I watched Woody Allen's latest film 'Whatever works' earlier, which stars Larry David. I thought it was just about 'okay' with a few decent laughs in there, but I generally didn't think it was all that great. *shrugs*
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Post by: The Squire Of Forest Deep on December 22, 2009, 08:09:22 AM
I'm yet to meet a single person who's seen the movie and had complaints, GO. What did you hear? I'd be interested to know. Like I said before, I thought it definitely had its letdowns, but somehow they just don't matter. It's so awesome despite them. My friend said he came out of it feeling like people must've felt when they came out of the first Star Wars movie. I think that might be a bit hyperbolic, but perhaps not far off.
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Post by: James on December 22, 2009, 12:27:30 PM
Squire, meet author Nick Mamatas (http://nihilistic-kid.livejournal.com/1411424.html). Author Jeff VanderMeer (http://www.facebook.com/jeff.vandermeer?v=feed&story_fbid=208439617723&ref=mf) did not like it all that much either.

These are two people who, very much like me, don't really give a damn how pretty something is if the story and acting are lacking. And I have seen plenty of complaints, pretty much most of the reviews I see go like this: "Shitty story full of cliches and poor acting, but it looks phenomenal! A must see!" Yeah, but those are complaints, they are somehow made minor by pretty graphics, but they are still complaints and ring louder for someone like me than anything else.

Yeah, I'll pass.
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Post by: The Squire Of Forest Deep on December 22, 2009, 01:35:49 PM
I don't give a crap about the graphics either. I, too, was skeptical before I saw it. I think you should at least wait to see it before you judge it based off other people's assessments. It wasn't banal. It wasn't exactly original, but it wasn't banal. It was pretty compelling despite occasional acting slips and a fairly predictable plot. The last place I thought I'd hear complaints about cliches was a forum dedicated to a fantasy author. And I didn't say I hadn't read any negative reviews, I said I hadn't *met* a single person. It was clumsy, but at least its heart was in the right place.

Also, that review is really funny and largely true. But none of those issues ruined the movie for me.
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Post by: James on December 22, 2009, 06:25:34 PM
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The last place I thought I'd hear complaints about cliches was a forum dedicated to a fantasy author.

Should I change that for you? Perhaps remove the fantasy and make it realistic? Or would you prefer to live under the delusion that other forms of fiction are not just as derivative? And though Feist's works are heavily cliched and lean on archetypes for characterization, it should be noted that I haven't read a book from him in around three years and have no intention of doing so again. Discussion and disdain for relied upon cliches can occur in any environment.

Considering that the review linked basically confirmed how I thought the movie would be, it being "largely accurate" is more than enough to cement my judgement. It will wait for DVD, but since I hear it is best seen in 3-D and all worth is taken from it if it is not seen in that format, perhaps I should not bother at all...
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Post by: vega1 on December 22, 2009, 06:54:01 PM
Really not a big deal I think either way. ('nihilistic' is a good name for that reviewer by the way IMHO)

Its $10 and 3 hours of your time (much less time than you would spend reading a book that turned out to suck for example). Seriously, worst case you get to confirm your preconceptions, best case you enjoy it for the superficial entertainment its supposed to be and see what the state of the art in big budget animation can get you these days. Again, I loved it for alot of reasons that allowed me to overlook its shortcomings. Others will surely find those shortcomings too much to overlook. Whatever.

Either way, if your planning to see it I would recommend the theater so you get the most of out of it, but that's just me.


Saw "Bruno" last night, it had its moments, but overall I really didn't like it as much as "Borat" which I thought was pretty funny. This one was much more contrived. I would not recommend it unless you enjoy seeing lots of penises (real and otherwise) which I don't enjoy personally.

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Post by: Great One on December 22, 2009, 07:07:06 PM
Here's to 10-foot Victoria Secret models and white supremacists! Huzzah!


Edit: Oh, I knew I remembered reading this review. Here's a snippet:

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On the other hand, critic Armond White of the New York Press described the film as a "simple-minded anti-industrial critique" and also as the "corniest movie ever made about the white man’s need to lose his identity and assuage racial, political, sexual and historical guilt".

Think I'll go see that today!
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Post by: The Squire Of Forest Deep on December 22, 2009, 11:04:30 PM
Oh really? Well if someone said something bad about it, I guess you shouldn't see it. But then, I think I remember people saying good things too:

Todd McCarthy of Variety: "Cameron delivers again with a film of universal appeal that just about everyone who ever goes to the movies will need to see."

Roger Ebert: "Watching "Avatar," I felt sort of the same as when I saw "Star Wars" in 1977. That was another movie I walked into with uncertain expectations. James Cameron's film has been the subject of relentlessly dubious advance buzz, just as his "Titanic" was. Once again, he has silenced the doubters by simply delivering an extraordinary film. There is still at least one man in Hollywood who knows how to spend $250 million, or was it $300 million, wisely."

What are you to do?
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on December 22, 2009, 11:44:30 PM
Go with authors who share my same outlook on things instead of one movie reviewer clearly influenced by the pretty effects and the other who mentions a core demographic I am not a part of (I haven't been to a theater in over four years and even then forced)?

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I went to see an early screening of 'Sherlock Holmes' tonight. It was a very good film. Worth seeing. I really enjoyed it.

Good, I might actually hit theaters to see that.
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Post by: Kikori on December 23, 2009, 12:19:14 AM
Whats this Avatar movie you speak of?
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Post by: Great One on December 23, 2009, 01:33:18 AM
What are you to do?

...


Go see it, like I said I would. :lol:

And I did. And it was exactly as I imagined. Mindless, illogical, pretty...I could go on, but I won't.
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Post by: vega1 on December 23, 2009, 03:38:48 PM
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it was exactly as I imagined. Mindless, illogical, pretty...I could go on, but I won't.

So did you like it or not? At least tell us that.  :smile:
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Post by: vega1 on December 23, 2009, 05:54:52 PM
Was forced to watch "Julie and Julia" last night because my mom and wife wanted to watch it.

They liked it, for me it was very painful and only added to my immense dislike for Meryl Streep.
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Post by: Great One on December 23, 2009, 07:40:01 PM
Hahaha. I can't stand Meryl Streep, either. Won't be watching any film with her in it any time soon, that's for sure.

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it was exactly as I imagined. Mindless, illogical, pretty...I could go on, but I won't.

So did you like it or not? At least tell us that.  :smile:

The film was gorgeous, vivid, real, and I didn't even bother to watch it in 3D, like every other drone will inform you is the essential way to view it. Since when does how a film look make it solely the most important thing concerning the feature? I am not a child, to be led along by pretty lights and flashes in the night. But Pandora did impress me, even if how the humanoid's looked did not.

The acting was not great. Indeed, I did not like any of the performances at all, unlike the previous film I watched, Sherlock Holmes, where I felt every actor did their jobs well. It was amusing to see a couple of the performers, though, like Sigourney Weaver and Michelle Rodriguez, who are so horribly type-cast, all you can do is smile, and witness the film sloop further down the hole.

However, the plot is there to give it an extra shove. Oh, and the illogical bits (like a man wiping fire off his uniform, as if it were snow; followed by his machine catching fire and then in the next scene, not) are fun. I think I would have enjoyed them all the more if I had been drinking.

Overall, it was not bad, but not great, either. I would suggest people go to see it in the cinema. If I had began to watch it at home, on dvd, I think I would have gotten quickly disinterested.


Edit: I quite like this summary of it, by Matt Fraction, but I do not agree with his assessment of the film being so significant.

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Much like BIRTH OF A NATION, it will be– it already is– thought of and spoken of as crude, stupid, juvenile, racist, imperial, and embarrassing. The shots to take against it are easy, plentiful, and way too cheap to actually spend time taking. Everything you’ve heard, from “unobtanium” to the white-man’s-burden of it all, is all true. But when I moved my head and raised my hand to swat a burning dust mote from the air I realized all of that didn’t matter.

Link here (http://mattfraction.com/?p=2870), for the rest.
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Post by: Edhelur on December 23, 2009, 09:52:25 PM
The part that got me the worst about Avatar's "humanoids" was that they were humans, who just happened to be blue and twice as tall, and they had perfect (even for American) teeth. Human teeth. Perfect.
Gah.
Don't know exactly what they ate, but surely convergent evolution wouldn't be that precise.

Oh! And at the beginning, when the characters arrive at Pandora, the guy who wakes them from cryo says it's been "five years" (and six weeks or so) .... assuming they travel below light speed, they're... well, fairly near Earth, still, at least in terms of the universe. I think.
And what precisely was 'unobtanium' necessary for, back on Earth? What made it so valuable?

Okay, details, details. Whatever (?)

I did like the Na'vi language, though I'd like to see it transcribed .. it seemed to have the syntax (vocative-)verb-object-subject, as best I could tell from the audio..... er, linguistics geekery took over when they were speaking, I think. And the plants were really cool, and 'realistic' in a very palatable way. I guess I could say it was very 'sensual' (if my only two senses were auditory and visual, which is as much as any movie theater can do, now). Brainless, but preetttyyy.

(And the point remains that a lot of money's being made.... fun.)
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Post by: Great One on December 24, 2009, 05:10:16 PM
Check out this (http://almashortfilm.com/) creepy short animated film.
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Post by: Bacchus on December 24, 2009, 09:37:23 PM
watched Happy Feet... the penguins where funny, but i didn't care much for the dancing and singing
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Post by: James on December 24, 2009, 11:58:50 PM
I watched GI Joe. There were a number of things that I did not like, but it was not as bad I as I thought it would be.

The things that I did not like:

- Duke - Seriously, who decided Duke should be a redneck with a wannabe-thug accent?
- Ripcord - The wiki article said that Marlon Wayans was chosen because of his ability to be serious... too bad they ensured that it was not a serious part.
- I am aware that it is an origin story, but pretty much nothing happened. The rise of Cobra was like the last five minutes and that was pretty easily dealt with (until the sequel dun dun dun).

If you are looking for some GI Joe action, I suggest watching Warren Ellis' GI Joe Resolute.
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Post by: Aurian on December 26, 2009, 11:48:39 AM
i watched the ugly truth, liked it. UP, it was ok. Princess and the Frog... i just couldnt break tradition... it coulda been better...
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Post by: Bacchus on December 29, 2009, 12:49:40 PM
yesterday i watched a documentary by Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), called What Would Jesus Buy. it's a portrayal of consumerism in the US around the Christmas period, filmed from a very funny angle. somewhere on the forum i claimed that christmas was all about eating, but it is not about giving your kids expensive xboxes and ipods. the part of christmas that i enjoy, the eating, is because i can do it with the family and the people i care about. the things portrayed in the documantary seems to be an US phenomemnon, cause it does not remind me of anything i've seen here
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Post by: coeshaw on December 29, 2009, 04:54:26 PM
I watched Avatar in 3D again at the cinema with a few friends, it was just as enjoyable second time.

The only other film I have seen over the Christmas period so far is 'Prince Caspian' which was not very good. Mainly been watching standup comedy DVD's such as Rob Brydon and Michael McIntyre both of which were excellent.
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Post by: Great One on December 31, 2009, 08:23:12 PM
Rewatched 'Knocked Up' last night (Ave hadn't seen it before). I enjoyed it a fair amount, even after having seen it before. Amusing enough film, and I liked the interplay between Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd's characters.
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Post by: vega1 on January 02, 2010, 04:22:08 PM
Saw "The Hangover" last night. I thought it was hilarious.
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Post by: Bacchus on January 03, 2010, 10:12:05 PM
watched Cybertracker 2 yesterday. only got a 2.2 on imdb, but it was awesome
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Post by: Great One on January 03, 2010, 10:16:39 PM
Tried to watch a futuristic version of Beowulf earlier on SyFy. It starred Christopher Lambert...yup. It was f**king awful.
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Post by: Bacchus on January 03, 2010, 10:53:38 PM
what? no man, that film is awesome
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Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on January 04, 2010, 04:17:00 PM
Saw Sherlock Holmes over the Holiday, I enjoyed it and look forward to the next film.
The chemistry between Downey and Law was good.
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Post by: Kikori on January 13, 2010, 01:24:57 AM
Saw Sherlock Holmes over the Holiday, I enjoyed it and look forward to the next film.
The chemistry between Downey and Law was good.

Brilliant film. Absolutely loved it.

Saw Avatar in 3d as well, which was also quite incredible.
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Post by: The Squire Of Forest Deep on January 13, 2010, 01:31:26 PM
I went and saw Avatar again, in 3D this time 'cause all the reviewers are like, "You HAVE to see it in 3D - it's an experience!" But I was pretty disappointed. Thought it was crap. Loved the movie but the 3D did nothing for me. It barely made a difference and mostly just annoyed me. And all the build up in the film is much less compelling the second time, even though I still love it.
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Post by: Kikori on January 13, 2010, 11:37:47 PM
I work near the city cinema, and everyday for Avatar the line is out the freakin door. Everyday. It's freakin' ridiculous. Usually where I live, the only time getting a ticket is an issue is maybe when a film debuts, if then. The bigger the film the less likely you'll get a ticket. It seems Avatar in 3d requires at least 3 or 4 watches. Either that or Tasmanians have a "lining up" fetish
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Post by: The Squire Of Forest Deep on January 13, 2010, 11:48:31 PM
I've never seen anything like it either, actually. My friend works at the cinema and when he told me to make sure I bought my ticket a couple of hours early I was very surprised. The six o'clock 3D session sells out every night.
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Post by: Bacchus on January 15, 2010, 01:41:54 AM
just watched Dragonball Evolution. actually quite liked it, despite al the bad reviews. even the goku guy did a great job
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Post by: Great One on January 15, 2010, 02:28:21 PM
What the f**k is happening when baz is reporting that he's seen an anime film and liked it?
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Post by: vega1 on January 15, 2010, 09:12:28 PM
I thought "Dragonball Evolution" was live action (?)
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Post by: Great One on January 15, 2010, 09:18:08 PM
Ah, that would explain it.

Guess I should post something more...I tried to watch all of Chocolat while flying. I include that I was flying, because it was their shitty technology that prohibited my continued viewing of the film. I thought it was great stuff, as well. So I was annoyed when it ceased working and returned to the main menu not once, but twice. Also, you can't skip scenes and thus return to your previous watching places. And I think slowly fast-forwarding to my last place was something I was only willing to do once...

Oh well. May see the rest some day.
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Post by: Bacchus on January 15, 2010, 10:54:30 PM
aye, Dragonball Evolution is live action. used to watch Dragonball Z when i was younger, but got fed up with it pretty fast. for some reason, Dragonball Z was a hype back in the days, just like Pokeman was later, only less gay
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Post by: James on January 15, 2010, 10:58:06 PM
Watched Transformers 2 last night. God, that film was f**king ridiculous.
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Post by: The Squire Of Forest Deep on January 16, 2010, 02:06:08 PM
aye, Dragonball Evolution is live action. used to watch Dragonball Z when i was younger, but got fed up with it pretty fast. for some reason, Dragonball Z was a hype back in the days, just like Pokeman was later, only less gay

Wow, Pokemon came first when I was a kid. Then Dragon Ball Z came ever so slightly afterwards.
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Post by: Bacchus on January 16, 2010, 03:00:40 PM
might have been. can't really remember. never paid much attention to it anyway
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Post by: vega1 on January 17, 2010, 06:01:13 PM
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only less gay
Thats debatable.    ;)

Watched "Angels and Demons" which was not great really. I have this feeling I will have completely forgotten about it in very short order.

Also saw "G-Force" (with the Guinea Pigs), my daughter liked it.
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Post by: Kikori on January 18, 2010, 10:09:28 AM
Ended up watching HitchHiker's Guide to the Galaxy again last night.  I always rather enjoy it. Only greivance is with the fact that I've been singing "So Long, and thanks for all the fish" all day.
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Post by: Edhelur on January 18, 2010, 05:25:00 PM
Oh. Thanks. Now it's stuck in MY head! :P
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Post by: Bacchus on January 18, 2010, 07:12:34 PM
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only less gay
Thats debatable.    ;)

Watched "Angels and Demons" which was not great really. I have this feeling I will have completely forgotten about it in very short order.

Also saw "G-Force" (with the Guinea Pigs), my daughter liked it.

g-force is awesome. me and my guinea pigs liked it a lot
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Post by: Kikori on January 19, 2010, 01:47:19 AM
Oh. Thanks. Now it's stuck in MY head! :P

I finally got it out of my head, then came and read this, and now it has returned. Bugger
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Post by: Bacchus on January 19, 2010, 12:51:52 PM
watched The Hottie and the Nottie, starring Paris Hilton. wasn't even as bad as i thought it would be. good for a few laughs
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Post by: Great One on January 21, 2010, 08:36:37 PM
Watched 'City of God' the night before last. What a masterpiece. Loved it. I recorded it way back in September, so it was nice to finally watch it. :lol: I'll be buying a DVD copy of it when I see it next. A must-have, if ever there was one. That it was based on real events just makes it all the more harrowing, as well.
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Post by: Kikori on January 22, 2010, 01:13:28 AM
Watched 'City of God' the night before last. What a masterpiece. Loved it.

City of God is all-time!! The TV series City of Men and the second movie, also titled City of Men, are also insane!
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Post by: Bacchus on January 22, 2010, 10:58:31 AM
it probably has nothing on the Hottie and the Nottie with Paris Hilton though
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Post by: vega1 on January 24, 2010, 07:23:02 PM
Watched "Inglorious Basterds" last night. I liked it. Typical recent Tarantino.

edited to add: One down-side (IMHO) there is alot of subtitles in it, which is a bad thing. I think he should have just had everyone speaking English in it instead of German and French. I'm American so other languages tend to confuse me greatly.  :D
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Post by: Edhelur on January 24, 2010, 10:45:26 PM
edited to add: One down-side (IMHO) there is alot of subtitles in it, which is a bad thing. I think he should have just had everyone speaking English in it instead of German and French. I'm American so other languages tend to confuse me greatly.  :D

Maybe he should have just shown all English-speakers yelling, at increasing volume, at the German- and French-speakers?

Am totally thinking about the bit near the beginning of "In Bruges" -- "Yous-all are a bunch of elephants, if you get my meaning!"
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Post by: vega1 on January 26, 2010, 01:42:43 PM
Went and saw "The Book of Eli" last night. It was OK. I like Denzil well enough I guess, and I like (looking at) Mila Kunis, Gary Oldman isn't so good in this one. I got the feeling it might have been a better book (assuming it ever was one) but it was pretty good.
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Post by: Great One on January 26, 2010, 02:25:05 PM
Haha, I heard a great comment about that film by a guy who'd seen it:

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When eye candy like Mila Kunis, Denzel being a badass, and Gary f**king Oldman can't save a movie, then you know that it's garbage.

:lol: Think I'll wait for it to hit DVD, myself.


FYI: No idea what is happening with my film viewing, etc, of late. I am on auto-pilot, I guess.
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Post by: James on January 26, 2010, 02:52:23 PM
Watched Le Pacted Des Loups again last night--a French film, in French, with subtitles, because dubbing is the devil. It is a good movie and I had never seen the director's cut before despite everyone saying it is the superior form. It certainly created a different movie, adding in more scenes to create a subplot that just sort of popped up out of nowhere at the end of regular edition. I would say that the movie would be better if the silly fight at the end was handled slightly more realistically, what with the bone whip sword being an improbable and ridiculous weapon.
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Post by: Bacchus on January 26, 2010, 04:37:15 PM
Watched "Inglorious Basterds" last night. I liked it. Typical recent Tarantino.

edited to add: One down-side (IMHO) there is alot of subtitles in it, which is a bad thing. I think he should have just had everyone speaking English in it instead of German and French. I'm American so other languages tend to confuse me greatly.  :D

personally, i thought all the other languages in Inglorious Bastards where great. but then again, i'm used to it for there aren't a lot of movies in dutch that are actually worth watching
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Post by: Great One on January 26, 2010, 04:44:22 PM
I do believe there was some Dutch in Band of Brothers, baz. Although that is not technically a film, it was nice to see the Netherlands during the one or two episodes (can't recall precisely) the Americans were there.

Also, I will not be going out of my way to watch 'Inglorious Bastards'. Looks shit.
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Post by: Bacchus on January 26, 2010, 04:54:19 PM
There indeed where some dutch actors in band of brothers. don't know if there was spoken dutch though
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Post by: Alrin on January 26, 2010, 08:56:30 PM
Vega summed up Inglorious Basterds in three words: Typical recent Tarantino.

To me, it really felt like a Kill Bill or a Jackie Brown. Just as those films were a typically Tarantino take on the blaxploitation and kung-fu/spaghetti western genres, the latest is a typically Tarantino take on war films. If you like Tarantino, you'll like the movie.

And I like Tarantino.
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Post by: Great One on January 26, 2010, 09:28:10 PM
Do you start every Tarantino film with a beer, Al, and by the end of the feature you're intoxicated (or close enough)...:P I kid. Not sure what the appeal his films have, though. They're usually a bit of a mess.

I'm seriously considering picking up some beers and renting Inglorious Basterds. :D
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Post by: Alrin on January 26, 2010, 09:52:15 PM
Tarantino excels with dialogue, much like Kevin Smith. The very beginning of his first film, Reservoir Dogs, is a prime example: Mr Brown (Tarantino himself) amusingly analyzes the meaning of Madonna's Like a Virgin (though the true highlight of that scene is probably Steve Buscemi's anti-tipping rant).

Similarly, his segment in Four Rooms lives or dies on the dialogue (taking place as it does in a single room), and I found it to be awesome (not quite the best segment of the film, that honour goes to Rob Rodriguez's effort, but a strong second).
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Post by: vega1 on January 26, 2010, 09:58:09 PM
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Tarantino excels with dialogue

Agreed, the scene in the beginning of "Inglorious Basterds" with the German Officer and French farmer was really effective I thought. Set the tone for the whole movie really well.
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Post by: Bacchus on January 29, 2010, 03:42:41 PM
went to the Rotterdam Film Festival yesterday, and catched the (world premier of the) documentary Do It Again. was an awesome pick. was about a guy trying to get the Kinks back together


also saw National Lampoons Pledge This, starring Paris Hilton. easily the most horrible movie you'll ever see
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Post by: Bacchus on February 01, 2010, 09:36:54 AM
went to the world premier of the Korean thriller Possessed saturday. thought it was an ok movie. really creepy with moments that might give you a heartattack. better than any Korean thriller i've seen, but then again, i haven't seen that many and i'm not really a fan of the genre
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Post by: The Squire Of Forest Deep on February 01, 2010, 10:51:02 PM
also saw National Lampoons Pledge This, starring Paris Hilton. easily the most horrible movie you'll ever see

I caught the end of From Justin to Kelly the other day. Haven't seen the one you mentioned but I really think this movie could rival it for the title. Musical about Kelly Clarkson and this guy who are after each other but their meddlsome friend is jealous and tries to keep them apart, all set during spring break. Then at the end everyone comes clean and they get together and the meddlesome friend who's been forgiven says, "Quit being so mushy, you two, it's spring break, c'mon, let's party, woo!" and they all dance to some hideous early noughties version of that song that goes, 'That's the way, uh huh, uh huh, I like it". I'm a bit scarred.
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Post by: vega1 on February 01, 2010, 10:56:33 PM
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Kelly Clarkson and this guy who are after each other

Not sure why I know this, but I do... 'this guy' is the runner-up from season one of American Idol (which Clarkson won) Justin Gaurini or something like that. So that was the gimmick, the first and second place people in a movie as love interests.... marketing genius!  :lol:

I saw "Food Inc." this weekend. It was pretty eye opening. All about where your food comes from and the companies that control it. Did you know corn is in about 80%-85% of the products in any given supermarket? It was interesting in an 'inconvenient truth' kind of way.
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Post by: Great One on February 01, 2010, 11:49:53 PM
I'm a bit scarred.

As am I just reading your post. Leave now.
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Post by: Bacchus on February 02, 2010, 01:53:16 AM
any movie with kelly clarksson sounds good

anyway, went to see 5 films yesterday, of which i liked the Korean film Mother and the scottisch picture Crying with Laughter most. was a good day
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Post by: romana on February 04, 2010, 03:47:26 AM
finally saw Avatar (3d) this week. despite the hype, I still loved it. but then again, I have a crush on sam worthington, lol. also finally got around to watching 3:10 to Yuma, dvd we've had sitting waiting to be watched for ages. great film. I knwo about the same time as it came out, No Country For Old Men was released, and possibly another Western film. Can anyone remember what it was?
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Post by: Great One on February 04, 2010, 04:19:50 AM
Seraphim Falls?
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Post by: Kikori on February 04, 2010, 06:39:39 AM
Watched Underworld: Rise of the Lycans. Terrible. Words cannot describe the disgust i felt. Worst film since Anaconda.
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Post by: Bacchus on February 04, 2010, 12:37:05 PM
the other day i watched Moon and the Super Mario Brothers. both films i liked
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Post by: Great One on February 04, 2010, 03:15:00 PM
Watched Underworld: Rise of the Lycans. Terrible. Words cannot describe the disgust i felt. Worst film since Anaconda.

Aye. I saw it a while back. Couldn't understand what they were trying to do with it. Mess of a movie. I'd love to have been a fly-on-the-wall during some of their team meetings. 'Okay, more werewolves?' BUZZZZZZZZZ
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Post by: Bacchus on February 05, 2010, 06:15:49 PM
at my last day of filmfestival (yesterday) i watched All that I Love and Quill. the first was an excellent film about polish kids in a punk band. the last was a Japanese film about a guide dog. a decent watch too
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Post by: Great One on February 06, 2010, 06:14:47 AM
Watched (500) Days of Summer. Loved it. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is great as the main lead. I've transfered my love from Zooey to him, after seeing this. Dude deserves it. Screw her. She's old news. One trick pony.


Also tried to watch 'The Hangover'. What a pile of stinking shit. One of the worst films I've ever watched. Seriously. I'm not sure if it was the lame characters and they're unconvincing portrayals, the poor premise, execution, lack of jokes, disgraceful cheap treatment of the baby, misogynistic overtones, crap performances, and general lack of quality writing that did it. I'm going with all of it.
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Post by: Bacchus on February 07, 2010, 02:24:56 AM
just watched Johnny Mnemonic. A good adaption of a William Gibson story. excellent role for Dolph Lundgren, and a shitty job by Ice-T. all in all, a good film
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Post by: Bacchus on February 08, 2010, 01:09:09 AM
just watched Friday Night Lights. was pretty good. then i switched to the superbowl, but turned that off once i realised American Football is one boring sport
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Post by: Kikori on February 08, 2010, 04:07:17 AM
Also tried to watch 'The Hangover'. What a pile of stinking shit. One of the worst films I've ever watched. Seriously. I'm not sure if it was the lame characters and they're unconvincing portrayals, the poor premise, execution, lack of jokes, disgraceful cheap treatment of the baby, misogynistic overtones, crap performances, and general lack of quality writing that did it. I'm going with all of it.

Thank you!!!!!!!!

Sick of these idiots running around saying how great it was!

just watched Friday Night Lights. was pretty good. then i switched to the superbowl, but turned that off once i realised American Football is one boring sport

NFL is only good in movies. I love me an NFL movie but it's rarely much entertainment in real life. Has its moment though.
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Post by: Bacchus on February 09, 2010, 10:39:26 PM
just watched What Dreams may Come. wasn't too bad, a bit sentimental, but i'm sentimental too, so yeah
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Post by: The Queen OF Class on February 09, 2010, 11:46:24 PM
just watched 90% of Surfs up, then the dvd skipped - anyone know what happens at the end?
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Post by: Bacchus on February 09, 2010, 11:53:40 PM
the butler did it

anyway, just watcehd Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. christian propaganda opposing Darwinism. it obviously was full of crap, and even compared Darwinists with Nazi's and Communists. pretty classy
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Post by: Edhelur on February 10, 2010, 12:56:28 AM
Didn't you know? Everyone they don't like -- "they" being fundamentalists like that -- is either Hitler or Stalin.
Seriously, sometimes I wish they'd be a little more creative. Pol Pot needs some love, and what about Genghis Khan? There've been plenty of domineering types that "they" probably don't agree with. Fundies, show 'em some love.
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Post by: Kikori on February 10, 2010, 06:35:29 AM
Watched Smoking Aces 2: Assassin's Ball last night. Was better than the original IMO. They went with a less complicated storyline this time, which made for better viewing.
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Post by: Great One on February 13, 2010, 02:04:37 AM
I just watched 'Ocean's Eleven'. Now, don't get me wrong, there are some problems with the film and I was really put off by the over-commercialisation of the film - it's one of the things that put me off seeing it until now - not to mention Julia Roberts and George Clooney (yuck), but man...I actually enjoyed it a lot. I was thinking up until the last minutes, something along the lines of this isn't bad, but not great, but there were some nice touches towards the end that made it almost great. Going into it, I was curious as to why they bothered to make any sequels off the back of it, but now I want to see what they offer.
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Post by: vega1 on February 13, 2010, 06:26:47 PM
Saw "The Hurt Locker" last night. Was OK, pretty harrowing (and sad) to think of being in those situations. I was a little surprised it wasn't better though, I guess I was expecting alot since this film is up for so many academy awards. I know, what was I thinking? After all, some of the films that have won academy awards in the past have been steaming piles of crap ("the Piano" comes to mind for example).

Anyway, it was OK, I just think my expectations were too high so it was kind of a let down for me.
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Post by: Great One on February 15, 2010, 03:19:54 AM
Just watched 'Brick', written and directed by Rian Johnson, who came out with a film called 'the Brothers Bloom' that I watched last year. I picked this movie up near upwards of 2 years ago - something like that? - and it largely disappeared from notice, from the get go. After watching (500) Days of Summer last weekend, James reminded me of this, which I belatedly realised I had. Anyway, it stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, so on the back of that film I was interested in seeing this. However, the film is largely reliant on prior material in existence and a 'mish-mash' of this and that, leaves the film a little bewildering and lost in the thickness of the performances. The plot is wayward, and never shows any signs of steadiness - not even near the end - especially in points where I felt it really needed to get down to it, near the end, or even and explain some shit to bring us up to speed, like in the VP's office. Unfortunately, the writer is too much up his own ass and instead, points out that he's studied English. Seriously. :lol: Highly disappointing.

However, fast-forward to Rian's next film, and he begins to show some maturity. While I enjoyed that film and loved it's quirky - if messy - features from beginning to end, it still did characterise some crucial fundamental flaws with his film-making. Indeed, my girlfriend's Mother, something of a movie-goer herself, watched it and refused to even talk about it.

Here's hoping his next efforts show more promise.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Arius Miura de Galdri on February 16, 2010, 03:42:27 AM
Just got back from "The Wolfman."  It was pretty good, I enjoyed it a lot.  Anthony Hopkins is one of the greatest actors ever!

AMdG
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on February 16, 2010, 06:50:59 AM
Zombieland. I liked the movie and it had a lot of good laughs, but I kind of expected it to be better after all the hype it has gotten here and elsewhere.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on February 17, 2010, 10:51:42 PM
just watched Sydney White. a contemporary Snowwhite adaption. was actually quite amusing. but i've got a soft spot for teen movies
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on February 18, 2010, 02:37:00 PM
I watched 500 Days of Summer and I must admit that I did not like it all that much. I love Zooey Deschanel and I like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, but beyond some funny moments, this movie did not have all that much going for it. What I did notice, however, was that both Zooey and Levitt are definitely meant for movies set outside modern timelines. Zooey is pure 60's and Joseph Gordon-Levitt is meant for movies set in the 30's/40's--I could see him doing perfectly well in a black and white hardboiled noir flick. I need to see Brick again.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on February 20, 2010, 02:39:58 AM
Pandorum.

Back when this movie hit theaters I was hearing a lot of negative criticism towards this film and this pretty much ensured that it was quickly forgotten. My mom was browsing Netflix the other day though and asked if I would like to see it. I remembered it and remembered that I actually thought it looked promising based on the trailers. I rather enjoyed the film and have little in the way of negativity to say about it. The biggest problem I had was how dark the film was. I was forced to turn off all the lights and throw the laptop into sleep mode and even then it was pretty much too dark to make out a lot of the earlier scenes. Transitioning into a room with light was enough to actually force me to look away because the brightness was intensified by the darkness that came before. Other than that, I thought it was a good movie. I liked the main actor, Ben Foster, and liked him even more when he gave a pseudo-speech towards the middle of the film--don't know why, but the delivery made me chuckle. Considering the concept of the film, I could see it being turned into some Alien knock-off and, if things had taken a different route, a Sunshine knockoff, but instead it took a nice middle ground that was actually rather refreshing. It's not monster/slasher gore flick where the characters are hunted down one by one and handed out terrible deaths and it is not wholly a psychological thing where the crew or a crew member goes mad and tries to sabotage things. No, definitely a pleasant middle ground.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on February 20, 2010, 07:18:58 PM
Interesting, I watched Pandorum last night. I agree with your assessment James. It had every opportunity to go into well-worn directions which would have ruined it. Overall it was not bad I think. I liked the ending too. Not bad at all.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on February 25, 2010, 03:05:58 PM
I watched Law Abiding Citizen, which was a damn good movie up until the shitty ending.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Kikori on February 25, 2010, 11:46:44 PM
Saw Bookdock Saints 2: All Saints Day last night. Pretty awesome. Nowhere near the original's awesomeness, but def' had a fair few cool moments. Ahhh, the memories.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on February 26, 2010, 12:02:50 PM
watched the movie Dity Love the other day. easily the most disturbing comedy i've ever seen. really, really bad
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on February 27, 2010, 08:23:36 PM
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watched the movie Dity Love

I think you mean "Dirty Love"? Although "Dity Love" does sound disturbing.

Watched "The invention of lying" last night. Horrible movie. Just terrible. Part of my problem with it is that I find Jennifer Garner to be really quite unattractive, exponentially so as time goes on (same with Rene Zellwiger <shiver> )So when the premise of the movie forces me to believe she's completely hot, and that in a world where everyone is telling the absolute truth she goes around talking about how hot she is... its a complete fail for me.

Aside from that even, it wasn't funny at all.

So yeah, hated it.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on February 27, 2010, 09:41:55 PM
aye, it was dirty love... although anything with Rene Zellweger sounds disturbing as well
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Edhelur on February 28, 2010, 02:13:12 AM
Watched Kiki's Delivery Service last night, it was really quite adorable and elicited quite a few grins. :)

Dogma up (again) tonight. With brownies. Dogmatic brownies? "They really are just that good".
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on February 28, 2010, 03:38:11 AM
i can really appreciate Kevin Smith movies, but i think Dogma is one of the most overrated movies ever. really don't like it
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on February 28, 2010, 06:28:45 PM
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i think Dogma is one of the most overrated movies ever. really don't like it

I feel that way about "Clerks". I watched it after hearing nothing but praise and thought it was crap.

Watched "Magnolia" last night. An older movie I am just now getting around to. Man, it was long (over 3 hours). So that's a negative. I think a little editing would have done wonders. But, despite that I liked it. It reminded me of "Boogie Nights", a personal favorite of mine, in the way that it told the story of some really desperate, broken people. Some of whom have no idea just how desperate and broken they are. I think its a movie you have to be in the right mood for though.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on February 28, 2010, 08:49:04 PM
I watched The Hangover. Quite a few laughs to be found, but I can't help but feel that the movie was not as good or funny as everyone is making it out to be.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on March 02, 2010, 02:25:46 AM
I'm only after watching a fascinating documentary called 'the Zeitgeist'. Not usually my thing, as it relies heavily on conspiracy theories, etc. Found this one intriguing though. Plan on watching more docs soon. May or may not open a topic for further help with finding decent ones.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on March 02, 2010, 04:33:10 PM
Watching the Fog of War (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fog_of_War), a documentary on the life of Robert McNamara. Brilliant, compelling stuff. Worth a watch.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on March 02, 2010, 04:46:55 PM
I'm only after watching a fascinating documentary called 'the Zeitgeist'. Not usually my thing, as it relies heavily on conspiracy theories, etc. Found this one intriguing though. Plan on watching more docs soon. May or may not open a topic for further help with finding decent ones.

Nah man, that documentary was a load of crap. the thing with documentaries as this, is that they sound plausible for a few seconds after watching, but when you think it over an hour later, they made no sense. they had a shitload of films like this concerning 9/11, which basically was just a bunch of conspiracy theories. it was fun to ponder the truth of these conspiracies, but after thinking it through, they were just a load of shit
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Edhelur on March 03, 2010, 01:55:42 AM
Documentaries nearly always are somewhat biased, somewhat partisan. I haven't seen either of those, but it sounds as if they're a bit more than "somewhat". Still, I wouldn't want to say complete untruth in most theories -- even the ridiculous ones have some cause for being: Birthers who demand Obama's birth certificate may just be reacting to the fact that he's black(-ish), but they are reacting to something and thinking a bit about it can lead to a lot more thought about racism in modern U.S. society.

Oh! I gotta return Dogma and Kiki's tonight!
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on March 04, 2010, 12:37:05 AM
I'd rather talk about this (as I recognise some of Zeitgeist's pros and cons):

Watching the Fog of War (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fog_of_War), a documentary on the life of Robert McNamara. Brilliant, compelling stuff. Worth a watch.

I'm now watching a similar documentary, called Why We Fight (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Why_We_Fight_%282005_film%29). Quite interested in seeing these kind of documentaries of late. They're a must watch, I feel.

Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on March 07, 2010, 10:00:27 PM
Watched 'Law Abiding Citizen' last night. I liked it, it was pretty entertaining... except for Jamie Fox, who I think is one of the worst actors out there. I never care about his characters and always find myself rooting for their immediate and painful death so I don't have to watch him any longer.

Anyway, I liked it.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on March 11, 2010, 07:26:41 PM
I watched District 9 last night. I have to say, it is perhaps the best SF flick I have seen in a long, long time. I have never been more impressed by a science fiction film's representation of alien tech than I was with District 9. For a relatively low budget film it blows similar films out of the water.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on March 12, 2010, 01:50:05 PM
went to see Alice in Wonderland yesterday. was pretty good. really liked it. the 3d was not really needed though

just watched Death Racers starring the Insane Clown Posse. it was really really bad
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on March 13, 2010, 05:01:57 AM
Watched the Commitments tonight. Based off the book by Roddy Doyle. Will be watching the film version of the Snapper, and a few other Irish-made films, soon.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on March 20, 2010, 04:04:39 AM
Went and saw 'Alice in Wonderland'. I liked it, It was fun. I didn't have very high expectations.

I really became quite fond of Mia Wasikowska by the end, but I thought Helena Bonham Carter stole the show.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on March 20, 2010, 05:28:33 AM
I watched The Boondock Saints and The Boondock Saints II. It is late, I will edit this post and lay out my thoughts about them tomorrow.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on March 21, 2010, 06:30:47 PM
The Boondock Saints - Perhaps one of the most overrated movies I have ever seen. It is a good film, but far and away from the film that so many people moon over.The concept for the film was great, interesting, and executed well, but the writing, especially dialogue, proved weak. And while I could consider the over the top nature of the film, thank greatly in part to Willem Defoe's performance, a poor aspect of the film*, it is something that can be forgiven. Sean Patrick Flanery's performance as Conner is the high point of the duo, as I felt his brother was trying to do his best Edward Furlong (Terminator 2/Detroit Rock City) impression. Despite the over the top nature of it, I have to admit that Defoe's performance is perhaps the best to be seen in the film. Overall verdict: Good, but far from great.

The Boondock Saints II: Neither Duffy Can Write - Yes, I know it has another subtitle, but this one is more apt. Smecker is replaced with a female special agent in stilettos, who has a terrible southern accent and is treated (with multiple closeups) as if she is the hottest thing to have hit film in years. Unfortunately, for all the annoyance of having to put up with her accent and the closeups, her performance is nothing compared to Defoe's. Duffy tries, oh he tries, but despite her many attempts to ape Smecker's over the top melodrama and ego, the performance and character falls flat on its ass. The brothers are back, complete with gratuitous ass-shots for the female/gay fans of the first film, and this time around they have a new sidekick... who just happens to be a highly stereotypical Mexican that is mostly there for nothing more than comic relief--a poor replacement for Rocco. In fact the comedy seems to have been ramped up considerably in the sequel, which would not have been a bad thing if it did not feel so forced. And speaking of forced, there is a part towards the end of the film where for about three to five minutes, the characters go into a dream-state and do a rant on manliness. I am not f**king kidding. While I felt the first movie was too short, the second was entirely too long--and it was over-indulgent shit like that scene that's to be blamed for it. I thought the dialogue from the first movie was generally bad, but this film blows it right out of the water with such atrocious dialogue that I am unsure how any of the actors managed to make it through the scene without cracking up. The movie ended on an interesting note that could lead to something worthwhile, if only Duffy would allow someone else to write it.

*(I was rather annoyed by the melodramatic scene outside the other hitman's house in which Smecker empties the clip of his pistol into the air--a reckless and potentially deadly thing to do anywhere, let alone in what appears to be a suburban neightborhood.)
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on March 22, 2010, 02:13:41 AM
Why put so much effort in? The Boondock Saints if f**king awful. :D
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on March 22, 2010, 01:11:30 PM
Agreed Joe, I watched last night......bad movie bad!
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on April 10, 2010, 01:14:52 AM
I've become almost entirely ambivalent towards films of late, but I watched a couple of likeable so-so films - one today and one tonight - which I enjoyed reasonably. The first film was 'Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist'. It's one of the better youth films I've seen in a while, even if it does have the annoyingly frequently cast Michael Cera, playing himself. I'm not entirely sure how I exactly felt about it, but while I felt there were a lot of things with the film that could've been improved upon, it still had enough in the tank for my viewing to become a pleasure.

After that I watched a film called 'Push', involving psionic characters. The critics did not respond to the film well, calling it cliched, etc. However, it's profits have exceeded it's budget and I can see why. Along with comics, that have already been released, there is a TV series that they're supposedly working on developing. I'm into this kind of thing, and if I can bear X amount of Heroes episodes, I think I will bear a few episodes based off this, to at least determine an idea of what it is like. I am fairly confident it could turn out to be a hit.

Going to watch 'Funny People', now.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on April 10, 2010, 04:39:42 AM
Just re-watched "Donnie Darko"

Truly, in my opinion a stunning film. Every time I watch it (about 6 times now for me) I notice something new. One of my favorite films of all time.

The direction and cinematography is amazing. There are so many scenes with geometric/symbolic staging, and subtle but deliberate touches like the mic coming into the frame during the "Attitudinal Beliefs" video they watch in class. The score is next to perfect. interesting and subtle portrayals and statements about authority, guilt, hypocrisy, fate, time travel, destiny, sacrifice. Great acting too by all involved I think.

Side notes, along with a very young Seth Rogan, this time I also noticed a very young Jerry Trainor (recognized his face, had to look him up) who now plays the brother on iCarly (I have a daughter who watches the show). he was one of the kids who stand up during the lecture.

I've heard some people call this movie overrated. As I said, I've watched it multiple times, and it gets better every time for me. I don't care what anyone says, I Love it.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Alrin on April 10, 2010, 09:09:00 AM
I enjoyed Push. It has a richly developed mythos, but only so much can be told in a 90 minute film. It certainly has the potential to succeed as a series, much more so than Heroes (put simply, it isn't the mess that Heroes is. You have your factions and your various typed of superhumans, but all in reasonable numbers. We don't have a hundred different types of powers, or powers with subpowers with subpowers with subpowers... - though I have no doubt that any television adaptation would eventually introduce such, completely confuse itself an ultimately lose my interest).
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on April 12, 2010, 01:29:02 AM
So, I watched 'Funny People' and it has to be my favourite Adam Sandler film, now. Not that that says much, as I'm not a fan. :D Great film, though. I really liked it.

Also watched 'Youth in revolt', which I thought was perhaps Cera's best film, but hey. This is merely my current feeling, that is open to change. Quite liked it, in all it's 80 odd minutes glory. 'Funny People' by comparison is over 2 hours long. Bit queer for a comedy film, but as has been stated elsewhere it shows more signs of a drama than ever has been seen in any other of Apatow's films.

And today I sat with my pups and watched 'Marley and Me'. The Labrador was impressive. Can't say much positive about those stupid humans, though.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on April 18, 2010, 04:45:31 AM
Just got back from seeing "Kick Ass". I liked it alot, it was really fun. Chloe Moretz character (Hit Girl) was awesome. I was really expecting it to be pretty stupid, but I really ended up enjoying it.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on April 18, 2010, 07:36:56 PM
I watched 'Les Mesirables' yesterday afternoon. What an excellent film.

Loved the priests lesson: 'give, do not take'.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Alrin on April 19, 2010, 02:18:26 AM
I first heard about Kick-Ass months ago and was keen to see it (it being based off Millar work). Then it completely fell off my radar until you just mentioned it, Vega. Went and checked out a few trailers and it looks, well... kick-ass.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Edhelur on April 19, 2010, 02:52:37 AM
My mum found a coupon to our local video station, 3 movies for 3 nights for $6, of which two must be from the back catalog (older than six months).
She went to use it.

Now, she refuses to tell me which movies she got.

I'm confused....
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Kikori on April 19, 2010, 02:56:04 AM
My mum found a coupon to our local video station, 3 movies for 3 nights for $6, of which two must be from the back catalog (older than six months).
She went to use it.

Now, she refuses to tell me which movies she got.

I'm confused....

I think instead of back "catalogue", what she meant was back "section" and she got herself some pornos.

Thus, she's embarrassed.

Although, for $6, who wouldn't?
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on April 24, 2010, 04:15:07 AM
Not long after watching 'Grosse Pointe Blank'. I found it to be a rather uninteresting film, but with a good soundtrack. As you could expect, when Joe Strummer is the one orchestrating what is going on. Unfunny film, though, even for a 'dark' comedy. John Cusack was the lead of the film. A curious actor, who I never feel is entirely comfortable in his role, which leads to uncertainty and unpredictable performances; more often than not, leading in disaster.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on April 26, 2010, 03:34:57 PM
Again I found your lack of faith in Cusak distrubing......Film was great different age groups find different films good or bad.

Example: Avatar = over blown, weak plot, preachy piece of cinematic tripe. (Visually impressive, mind you but still blah)
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on April 26, 2010, 04:15:09 PM
Brody, are you assuming I liked Avatar, based on some sort of age prejudice? Even assuming I like that film (I supremely do not) is bad enough...
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on April 26, 2010, 05:10:39 PM
Watched a couple movies over the past two days, both ridiculous. First was Terminator Salvation, which made me want to watch more films with Sam Whatshisname, but otherwise was utter crap. The second was Avatar, which was everything that Brody said. Terrible film if you bothered to take it serious, but after a while I just started taking it for what it was: a comedy. It became obvious when Jake traded up from his compact ride to a flashy Caddie and somehow managed to make all the natives respect him.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Kikori on April 27, 2010, 02:09:29 AM
Was home sick the other day, without my hardrive which has all my new stuff, so was forced to rewatch a bunch of stuff.

-Have to say that Rock'n'Rolla was much better the 2nd time.
-Watched The 5th Element again. That movie rocks. ROCKS!!!
-Hero, which I like to watch when I'm sick anyway. Visually one of the best films going around.
-Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Hilarious.

Recently got Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, which was just bloody fantastic.

Not long after watching 'Grosse Pointe Blank'. I found it to be a rather uninteresting film, but with a good soundtrack. As you could expect, when Joe Strummer is the one orchestrating what is going on. Unfunny film, though, even for a 'dark' comedy. John Cusack was the lead of the film. A curious actor, who I never feel is entirely comfortable in his role, which leads to uncertainty and unpredictable performances; more often than not, leading in disaster.

GPB was a GREAT movie. I agree with Brody. I find your lack of faith disturbing.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on April 27, 2010, 02:04:10 PM
Again I found your lack of faith in Cusak distrubing......Film was great different age groups find different films good or bad.

Not quite true, Brody. I am in the same age group as Joe, and I love Grosse Point Blank. Actually, I really enjoy Cusack's films.

Quote from: Kiks
-Watched The 5th Element again. That movie rocks. ROCKS!!!

Watching that right now. Definitely a great film. I like Rock'n'Rolla, too, but then I am a fan of Guy Ritchie's films.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on April 27, 2010, 02:52:33 PM
There are plenty of old films I like, indeed last night I was watching 'Spatacus', not the crappy, shameful new tv series, the 1960's classic directed by Kubrick, and starring Kirk Douglass. And how is Grosse Point Blank old? It was made in '97, for God's sake. Jokes about omelettes and pretend assassin stuff are just boring.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on July 23, 2010, 04:12:16 AM
I watched a low budget indie flick, Lo, which was a pretty good film. Acting wasn't as bad as it could have been, the costumes were great, and it was hilarious. Thought there was a sort of throwback to Evil Dead II in there, which was rather nice and a key moment of the movie, to boot. Can be streamed from Netflix if you have the service.

I just finished The Losers, which I was hoping would be good. Starting reading the graphic novel when I saw trailers for the film, but I never really got far into it... the movie stays true to that spirit I guess. It was a decent film, thanks to some of the actors (Chris Evens, Columbus Short, and to a lesser extent, because he had few speaking parts, but a lot of non-verbal charisma, Óscar Jaenada), but it was a lackluster affair overall. The non-ending, clearly setting up for a possible sequel, which I somehow doubt will ever be made, was very much a let down amongst a treasure trove of let downs.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on July 25, 2010, 09:31:03 PM
Saw "Inception" last night. I liked it, it was really good. Couldn't help but think it would have been (was?) a great book.

Saw "The Wolfman" the night before... steaming pile of crap. Avoid it.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on July 26, 2010, 04:16:23 AM
Watched 'Bronson' tonight. It was a good laugh, but incredibly stupid.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on July 27, 2010, 02:59:08 AM
Saw 'Inception' earlier. Easily one of the best films I've seen in a long time. A masterpiece. Loved the performances. Didn't even mind Ellen Page. Nolan actually got her to break her two dimensional acting, for this one. A big plus in her favour. I also enjoyed DiCaprio, once again. He's really matured into one of the finest actors living.

/wank
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Post by: Ashen Shugar on July 28, 2010, 12:30:45 PM
watched  that new adam sandler movie with el. It was pretty funny, worth a watch.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on July 30, 2010, 03:46:29 AM
After watching 'Inception' last, I decided to with a similarly themed but ultimately weirder film in Parpika (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paprika_%282006_film%29). I loved the animation. Beautifully done. The plot was a little incomprehensible, though.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on July 30, 2010, 11:11:51 AM
watched Cell the other day. always wanted to watch this, but never got the change for some reason. it was an ok film, with some great effects. in the end i just thought it was too weird
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on August 01, 2010, 11:01:00 PM
Saw "Invictus" last night... it was OK I guess. But if you've seen the preview you know exactly what its about and what the ending will be. The acting is the one thing that could of course make it into a great film where knowing what will happen doesn't matter, unfortunately not in this case. Oh well.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on August 03, 2010, 11:57:29 PM
just watched Zeitgeist. posted my thoughts on it in the documentary thread
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on August 04, 2010, 04:11:00 AM
Just watched 'Howl's Moving Castle'. Spoke a little in chat about it, but it's generally a damn fine film. Really liked how the end wrapped up.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on August 04, 2010, 10:17:58 AM
heh. i don't know if i every understood the ending. i do remember that it became quite weird in the end...

watching Better Faster Stronger yesterday. will post my thoughts about it in the documentary thread later
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on August 05, 2010, 09:18:38 PM
Just after rewatching Princess Mononoke, which is a screen masterpiece. My favourite by Studio Ghlibi.
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Post by: Great One on August 08, 2010, 09:36:49 PM
Need to post more in here, before I forget.

Watched 'the Boy in Striped Pyjamas' and 'Surrogates' recently. The first was based off a book by the same name, involving a young Nazi boy who's father has been chosen to head a concentration camp in the German country-side. Never hinted where precisely, but close enough to Berlin. It's a character piece, studying the life of a young boy in Nazi Germany growing up surrounded with anti-Jewish sentiments from his family, while receiving teachings to hate the evil Jews, etc. Bored by his small home surroundings, he decides to explore and finds the concentration camp where he forms an unusual friendship with a Jewish prisoner of the same age. I quite appreciated what the film was going for. Nothing super special about the film, but worth checking out. Also has a strong performance from Englishman David Thewlis (who plays Remus Lupin in the HP film series) as the Nazi commandant.

The second film 'Surrogates' was also an adaptation. Although of a different sort. This one was based off a graphic novel of the same name. It's an interesting Sci-fi flick with cool ideas, but shaky execution and delivery. Bruce Willis was the big named pulled in to play the lead. He didn't disappoint, but at the same time, I wasn't thrilled with his casting either. It felt like the script was wrapped around suiting dialogue for him specifically to carry off, instead of having the writing demand he change to suit the part. Blegh. But whatever, I enjoyed the film and will be following up this, by checking out the graphic novels. Hopefully they have a better finish to them.
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Post by: vega1 on August 08, 2010, 09:59:41 PM
Watched "The Crazies" (new remake). I thought it was OK. Not expecting much going in I think, and I like zombie/virus movies in general, so I was probably in the demographic for it. I had fun with it.
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Post by: Alrin on August 08, 2010, 10:06:25 PM
You both remind me that I need more Radha Mitchell in my daily routine.
/me chucks Pitch Black in the dvd player.
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Post by: James on August 11, 2010, 04:30:34 AM
I watched Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel, a film out of the UK that aired in the US on HBO this evening. A great science fiction comedy based around three nerdy blokes who encounter a time leak in their local pub with temporal mishaps aplenty. A shorter film, at eighty minutes, but every bit of it is excellent fun. Unfortunately, you won't find it on Netflix and there is no US distribution--you will only find the Region 2 DVD over at Amazon. I look forward to seeing it again, whenever that may be.
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Post by: Alrin on August 11, 2010, 04:33:16 AM
Heh. FAQ About Time Travel is gold. Anna Faris makes some awesome role selections.
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Post by: vega1 on August 16, 2010, 07:15:58 PM
watched "Shutter Island" this weekend. All said and done it was pretty good, I liked the ending OK, although it was absolutely a 140 minute movie that should have been 90 minutes... tops.
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Post by: Ashen Shugar on August 18, 2010, 07:28:30 AM
I watched Into the Darkness few nights ago, it was pretty good but a bit predictable
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Post by: tillyjayne82 on August 23, 2010, 05:55:15 PM
Just watched Splice - a very strange film and quite disturbing in parts...I'm afraid the jury is still out although I quite liked the concept.
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Post by: Kikori on August 25, 2010, 04:41:25 AM
Watched a bunch of films over the last four or five days while I've been sick.

Finally got around tp seeing Inception. Was impressed. Some very interseting concepts, done in typical Nolan fashion

Also saw Diary of a Wimpy Kid with the little bro. A few laughs about the pre-teen experience. Not a bad film actually, though it could have been much better, if a friend's account of the book is accurate.

Rewatched the Matrix Trilogy with a chick who hadn't seen them (of course). She actually WANTED to watch all three. Was good watching. I quite like both Reloaded and Revolutions, despite them being a let down after the first. We also watched some French Arthouse flick called Romance X, which could be more accurately described as "shit porn", about a woman's sexual liasons. I was thinking "Hey, watch some hot French sex action", but the chick was depressing and almost killed the mood. Stupid French and their arty nonsense.

Got around to seeing Die Hard 4, which wasn't too shabby. Nice little nostalgia trip with ol' John McClane. Loved the little K Smith cameo. Don't mind Justin Long either.

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Post by: Great One on August 25, 2010, 05:36:37 AM
watched "Shutter Island" this weekend.

Watched that myself tonight. I liked it well enough. The ending surprised me. I have to admit, I wasn't really in the mood, for the most part, and found the long 'is he schizo-paranoid or isn't he?' done out stuff a little tiresome. I generally liked the mood of the film, performances, etc. Premise wasn't one that intrigued me that much, though.

I wonder whether I would've stuck with it, if Leo wasn't the lead.
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Post by: Bacchus on August 25, 2010, 11:50:45 AM
Watched Bring it On, and Bring it On 4 yesterday. both where on tv. girls in tiny skirts. what's not to love
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Post by: Alrin on August 25, 2010, 03:12:21 PM
I just watched Pontypool based on the strength of Niall's review (http://scotspec.blogspot.com/2010/08/film-review-pontypool.html) and he pretty much sums it up perfectly - a genuinely intelligent, occasionally frightening film that falters badly in its final act.
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Post by: Great One on August 26, 2010, 05:26:31 AM
I watched 'Edge of Darkness' earlier. Newish Mel Gibson film. I can't say it was great, but I liked it more than I expected to.
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Post by: Great One on August 31, 2010, 03:37:15 AM
Last film I watched was 'Kick-Ass'. I surprisingly really enjoyed it. Cool film. Looking forward to the sequel.
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Post by: Bacchus on August 31, 2010, 11:54:19 AM
bah... why does there always have to be a sequel
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Post by: Great One on September 05, 2010, 08:12:58 PM
Watched the Soloist last night, a musical biopic. A true story, the performances were strong (Downing and Foxx starring) and I liked it alright. 

And today, I decided to watch Terminator Salvation. Found that better than I had expected. I'm a fan of the setting, etc. So it was a fix.
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Post by: vega1 on September 06, 2010, 08:50:20 PM
Watched 'Youth in Revolt' last night. yet another movie to tack on to Michael Cera's long list of movies where he plays the exact same character. Might as well just make a series out of them called "Watch this awkward only semi-likeable dude attempt to get girls we're led to believe are way out of his league, until they find out what a really special guy he is inside".

 :undecided:

But hey, if you dig the Cera, or have never seen any of his other films its probably passable enough. Steve Buschimi has a bit part so there is that.
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Post by: Great One on September 06, 2010, 09:06:30 PM
I've seen that. I was pleasantly surprised by it. Found it kind of funny. Mostly to do with not expecting Cera to be given such a script. The split-personality thing was worth a laugh or two. I'd honestly say he's not even semi-likeable. I attempted to watch a mockumentary starring him the other night, 'Paper Heart', and it was absolutely terrible. Are we supposed to find dull people fascinating now?
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Post by: Bacchus on September 09, 2010, 12:35:36 AM
just watched the movie Employee of the Month. was worth a laugh
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Post by: Great One on September 15, 2010, 12:10:24 AM
Watched a couple of films over the weekend: District 9 and the Invention of Lying.

I have to admit, by the way District 9 began, I was almost put off watching any further. It has, possibly, the worst beginning to a film I've ever seen. The style of the narrative was terrible. Absolutely dull story-telling and devoid of anything captivating. This continued as the film went on, somewhat, but it lost much of the 'documentary' scenario, that it attempted. The shaky camera thing is a big pet peeve of mine, as well. It does not help me 'lose myself' or imagine I'm there or anything, so I don't exactly get the point in using it. There are much better ways to go about delivering your story.

Overall, I liked it. Despite having an idiot of a main character, who was incapable of expressing himself any further than exclaiming 'f**k!' in every sentence, I found that was a sore point. What a 'tard. The film has it's weak points, not to mention the poor reasoning behind the film's location and the political side of things. Very dubious stuff. The thought of a sequel is both interesting and disturbing. Perhaps they'll continue with the low-quality of action they attempted in fits and spurts throughout the film, with the aliens coming to Earth for salvage. I hope not.

The other film, starring Ricky Gervais, was quite a curious conceived premise. Fairly simple, the world he exists in is one devoid of anything other than the truth. Everyone says what they feel and it's the truth, no shreds of doubt or anything in their heads. Then, in Chuck style, the main character is inexplicably boosted mentally, to drive the plot. It has it's moments, a few laughs, but mostly turned out being a little lame. Failed to live up to the potential the idea of the film offered.
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Post by: Great One on September 22, 2010, 04:17:08 AM
Just watched 'Clash of the Titans'. The new one. I loved it. It's a lot of fun. Fine entertainment. Shame it had Sam Worthington in it, but with the likes of Gemmea Arterton, Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson, it did just fine. Yep.
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Post by: Alrin on September 22, 2010, 02:28:53 PM
I'll go ahead and quote you on this one.

Yeah, that's [snip] utter trash. Part of the reason why people no longer go to cinemas. Should [have gone] straight to DVD.
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Post by: Great One on September 22, 2010, 02:35:50 PM
:lol: I was feeling tired/generous. And I can appreciate a good Greek myth romp, over some man's wet dream.
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Post by: Edhelur on September 26, 2010, 05:37:30 AM
one of my (younger) coworkers was talking tonight about how she was excited because she was going to the theaters with a friend to see that new one, "Wall Street [something or other]", with Shia LaBeaouf. (Why not throw an extra vowel in there!)
Then she said, "Don't you like movies?"
And I said, "Well, I like 'em, I just never get a chance to watch 'em. Last one I saw in theaters was Inception when it first came out... and maybe one at home since then...?" (Princess Mononoke, as I have since remembered).

Ugh, I need friends who like to watch movies and/or live near by and/or like sleepovers/cinemas. And less of a cheapskate's sense of shock at $8.50 for an evening show for a student. And maybe better taste in movies. Or friends.
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Post by: vega1 on September 26, 2010, 05:32:19 PM
Watched "Repo Men" last night. Was OK overall after all was said and done.
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Post by: Great One on September 26, 2010, 05:33:01 PM
one of my (younger) coworkers was talking tonight about how she was excited because she was going to the theaters with a friend to see that new one, "Wall Street [something or other]", with Shia LaBeaouf. (Why not throw an extra vowel in there!)
Then she said, "Don't you like movies?"
And I said, "Well, I like 'em, I just never get a chance to watch 'em. Last one I saw in theaters was Inception when it first came out... and maybe one at home since then...?" (Princess Mononoke, as I have since remembered).

Ugh, I need friends who like to watch movies and/or live near by and/or like sleepovers/cinemas. And less of a cheapskate's sense of shock at $8.50 for an evening show for a student. And maybe better taste in movies. Or friends.

Or friends with better taste in filmography.


EDIT: Apologies for not more than that. I rewatched Shutter Island? I don't think it's that good. Certainly not a film that dues rewardship.
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Post by: Kikori on September 28, 2010, 07:25:58 AM
Wow. Mr Woodcock....wow. One of the WORST movies I have made the mistake of watching. Wow. I mean. Seriously. Really?

Watched Frequently Asked Questions about Time Travel, which was brilliant. Very clever bit of film!

and

Hot Tub Time Machine was also good for a laugh.
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Post by: Bacchus on October 06, 2010, 01:58:20 AM
just watched Minority Report again. it was decent, but a tad too long
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Post by: Great One on October 06, 2010, 02:28:04 AM
Watched '9' a short while ago. It's a decent little flick. Pretty cool visually, but Elijah Wood as the main voice actor was a horrendous idea. His voice is akin to a ten year old.
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Post by: Kikori on October 06, 2010, 06:07:22 AM
Watched the new DC animated offering, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, which was AWESOME!

They are getting better and better with their animated films, so I look forward to some more animated DC awesomeness.
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Post by: Bacchus on October 06, 2010, 10:55:43 AM
and i suppose DC doesn't stand for Dolce and Gabanna?
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Post by: Kikori on October 07, 2010, 02:26:06 AM
As Gabana begins with a "G", I would say most likely not.  :elf_gloop:

It was taken from Detective Comics, which is the comic Batman debuted in. (Issue 27 if I'm not mistaken). detectove comics used to have heaps of cool crime/mystery/detective stories, but these days is solely a Batman title.

Not sure why they decided to use DC as their overall moniker, but I'm sure wiki could enlighten you.

I may have mentioned it, but I saw bits and pieces of the new Tekken movie recently. Got the full copy now, so will watch it tonight.
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Post by: Great One on October 07, 2010, 05:11:17 AM
and i suppose DC doesn't stand for Dolce and Gabanna?
:lol:

As far the flick goes, I've heard mixed things concerning it. Don't think I'll check it out. Although given what I've been watching...
...'The Time Traveller's Wife'...
yep. Perhaps I need some good comic book fun.
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Post by: Bacchus on October 07, 2010, 06:31:29 PM
Capital D an C looks too much like the Dolce Gabanna logo... might not have been my best moment, but its true
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Post by: Great One on October 11, 2010, 02:49:30 AM
Nothing else was doing last night, so I watched 'the Night Listener' on the BBC's handy iPlayer. It's a rather short film, only over an hour and is based off real events. Stars Robin Williams, who continues to pick odd roles like this one. I liked it well enough. Wouldn't recommend it to anyone else, though.
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Post by: vega1 on October 18, 2010, 08:18:44 PM
Watched the new "Karate Kid" with my family. Was tolerable, I knew exactly what to expect obviously. I started laughing when the stereotypical 5 minute training montage started. And then had to try to explain why I thought it was funny... which of course ruins any humor... so yeah.

Anyway, Jayden Pinkett Smith junior or whatever his name is is actually a passable enough actor that I think he'll continue to get jobs. At least until he gets older and tries to 'do his own thing'. Jackie Chan is not doing his over-the-top stuff in this one so he was OK too.

The kid who plays the bully in the movie is a lock (I thought) for a young Jet Li. I thought for sure he was related. Guess not though.
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Post by: Kikori on October 20, 2010, 04:52:33 AM
Watched the new "Karate Kid" with my family. Was tolerable, I knew exactly what to expect obviously.

I agree. Was cool that they put a new spin on it, especially filming it in China rather than the States. I actually would have like some more of Jackie Chan's comedic style in it.

Found it riduculous that they named it the "Karate" kid when he actually learned Kung Fu. Though I think they had originally intended to call it The Kung Fu Kid.  :elf_gloop:
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Post by: Bacchus on October 20, 2010, 03:38:23 PM
Watched Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs a while back. Really ended up liking it. Pixar and Dreamworks eat your hart out, after this and Surf's Up, i'm becoming a Sony fan.
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Post by: Great One on October 22, 2010, 03:31:17 PM
'The Social Network' isn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. Still baffled that Ave's English Professor suggested the film to his students, though. The script isn't exactly excellent and the story is bland, for the most part, as you'd expect.
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Post by: Edhelur on October 23, 2010, 12:14:50 AM
My English 'professor' is .. uh, odd. He damn well looks up what he's supposed to be teaching ON WIKIPEDIA. IN CLASS. *headdesk*

But he also assigned movies to watch for extra credit, so I might be watching some of those soon. :)
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Post by: Great One on October 23, 2010, 12:17:54 AM
But he also assigned movies to watch for extra credit, so I might be watching some of those soon. :)

Which is ridiculous in itself and the death of culture.
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Post by: vega1 on October 24, 2010, 07:59:27 PM
Watched "Prince of Persia: Sands of Time" last night. It was not as bad as I thought it was going to be, but certainly not as good as it could have been. The girl who plays the princess or whatever was quite fetching.
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Post by: Bacchus on October 30, 2010, 09:27:33 AM
yesterday i watched How to Train your Dragon. liked it. as far as animated movies go this one is one of the better...

the day before that i watched Star Wars episode 2: Attack of the Clones. seen it once before, so this was the second time for me. thought it was pretty bad. The acting is horrible, the special effects look like any scifi computer game, action sequences are abundant. apart from that, it was also the gayest shit. Lucas really raped Star Wars with the new trilogy
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Post by: Alrin on October 30, 2010, 01:10:13 PM
Watched Scott Pilgrim this morning. Was good fun.
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Post by: James on October 30, 2010, 03:56:07 PM
I watched:

Malice in Wonderland - A modern retelling of the obvious, featuring drug-dealing cabbies, Thai ladyboys, an amnesiac daughter of a millionaire, a rhyming rastafarian drug-dealer and his hooker, and a mad bitch named Hattie, who runs a mobile brothel from a truck stop. It was actually quite good.

Neverwas - Featuring Aaron Eckhart's enormous mouth, a schizophrenic Gandalf, and Brittany Murphy not looking strung out on crack, this wasn't that bad a movie. Quite the cast for a relatively unknown film, but nothing special.

Pirate Radio - Bill Nighy being f**king awesome. I really don't give a shit about anything else. Great movie.

Monsters - Has all the trappings of a great SF/survival/alien/monster flick and does absolutely nothing with it. More of a romance, even though it was lackluster in that area, too.

Legion - Shit. Decent idea marred by horrible writing, horrible casting, and utterly trash acting.

Give 'em Hell, Mallone - Stylized noir that borrows from its genre roots and plays out like a violent pulp comic turned film. The acting isn't the greatest, nor is the writing, but when it gets right down to it, the movie is rather surprising. The characterization is top notch for the bad guys--they have a reason for doing what they do, be they practical reasons or those based around insanity. Good movie? Eh, I wouldn't say that, but I would suggest it for a rental if you've nothing else to watch.
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Post by: vega1 on October 31, 2010, 02:46:54 PM
Watched "How to train your Dragon" with my daughter last night. I liked it, thought it was good (so did she).
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Post by: Alrin on October 31, 2010, 02:53:12 PM
Just watched Inception. It was.. okay. I'm not quite sure if it's deserving of the hype. I'll refrain from judging it too harshly until I've had some time to digest it (I only finished watching it about 10 minutes ago).
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Post by: Bacchus on November 04, 2010, 12:25:58 AM
dude, exactly what i was going to say. just came back from the theathers to watch it, and i'm feeling a bit meh about it. the idea of an alternate reality is something that has been done, and better (Existenz, The Matrix, Dark City), so there's not a whole lot of news there. The effects looked cool, but the movie had to rely a bit too much on them and the action to stay exciting...
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Post by: Kikori on November 08, 2010, 02:44:30 AM
dude, exactly what i was going to say. just came back from the theathers to watch it, and i'm feeling a bit meh about it. the idea of an alternate reality is something that has been done, and better (Existenz, The Matrix, Dark City), so there's not a whole lot of news there. The effects looked cool, but the movie had to rely a bit too much on them and the action to stay exciting...

Just watched Inception. It was.. okay. I'm not quite sure if it's deserving of the hype. I'll refrain from judging it too harshly until I've had some time to digest it (I only finished watching it about 10 minutes ago).

Thank God, I thought I was the only one walking out of the theatre that wasn't ready to go and jump up Nolan's ass. It was a fair film, typical of Nolan's self-indulgent style. But not the "supreme awesomeness" people mad it out to be.

I have to admit to a certain level of bias though. Nolan rubs me the wrong way.  :elf_gloop:
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Post by: Great One on November 09, 2010, 10:48:18 PM
I watched 'the Ugly Truth' last night. Yup. I'm long overdue a fine film to discuss.
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Post by: Bacchus on November 09, 2010, 11:59:18 PM
just finished watching Iron Man 2. it was ok-ish, nothing exceptional. loved how Stark built a particle accelerator in just an afternoon. Sam Rockwell was rocking as always. love that man
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Post by: vega1 on November 20, 2010, 10:00:57 PM
Been trying to watch 'Moon' lately. I say trying because we got the blu-ray through the mail, watched about 20 minutes before the disk refused to play any longer. Then we sent it back and got another, and this one only made through about 45 minutes. Just when it was starting to get interesting! :irritated:

So, I guess I'll ask for another and hopefully be able to finish it.
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Post by: Great One on November 21, 2010, 08:56:32 PM
Never could get into Moon. One of the few films I've not finished.


Watched 'Up' this afternoon. Delightful film. Best animated film I've seen, probably.
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Post by: Bacchus on November 21, 2010, 09:01:46 PM
Moon was a great film. a well recommended watch. plus, it features Sam Rockwell, and that is always a plus
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Post by: Alrin on November 22, 2010, 04:50:50 AM
Watched Exit Through the Gift Shop. Was amusing, but I can't for a moment believe it's real (coming as it does from the mind of Banksy). Definitely a work of fiction.
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Post by: vega1 on November 28, 2010, 03:39:33 PM
Have watched 3 movies recently

"Toy Story 3" - Loved it, highly recommended. Better than 2 in my opinion. Great for kids of course, but adults will have no problem sitting through it. Great movie.

"Robin Hood" - the one with Crowe. It was pretty good actually I thought. Interesting take on the story giving you the background before his 'take from the rich' days.

"From Paris with Love" - least favorite of the group, this one felt phoned in to me. I'm aslo not a fan at all of Rhyse-Meyers. Not that good.
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Post by: James on November 28, 2010, 09:04:12 PM
Clash of the Titans - Surprisingly, not as bad as I thought it was going to be. The acting is about on par with what I have come to expect from anything starring Sam Worthington--standard action hero... with a twist! I also believe that Liam Neeson probably lost some sort of bet, was hard up for some easy cash, or has hopes of replacing Christopher Walken as king of odd, quirky roles that amuse him, perplex others, and do nothing to challenge his acting ability. Don't get me wrong, the film may have been better than my expectations, but my expectations were set extremely low. It's not a good film, not one that I would watch again unless forced and not one that I would ever recommend to anyone.

Predators - The first film came out just a few days before I was born and created a franchise that I eventually watched and really enjoyed. Predator? f**k yeah, great film. Predator 2? f**k yeah, better film, even if it was fundamentally different. AvP films? Complete shit, worthless on most levels. Predators? There's a lot to like about the film and I walked away feeling that it was very solid, if suffering from a few problems.

1) I love how it explored the alien world, but the pacing becomes snail paced when nothing much happens for a good chunk of the beginning of the film. Our cast of violent misfits are not the only ones on the world and it would have been nice to see them facing off against no only the predators, but also the other creatures that have taken up residence. And you know that there are other creatures there, because otherwise you have the somewhat hellish plot hole that involves a surviving creature running around willy-nilly and not getting pegged by one of the bad-ass hunters. Even the predators coming into play earlier on would have been nice.

2) Characterization Miracle Grow - It's nice when a character has a change of heart, it really is, but only if we actually see the growth for ourselves. The Grinch's heart may have grown three sizes and he may have turned around and gave everything back, but it would be kind of odd if he did that after popping Cindy-Lou Who in the forehead with his 9mm and stuffing her in up the chimney. You have to be consistent and if you aren't going to do that, then at least try to telegraph the sudden change of heart (sudden growth of a heart) ahead of time.

3) f**k cliffhangers.

*Note* However, I must say that Topher Grace was awesome and I really wish he was in more films.

Prince of Persia - From the opening narration, all of which was repeated at different points in the film, I knew that I was in for a shitty experience. Fortunately, I was wrong. The film, despite the fact that most of the actors are stunningly white and making use of bad pseudo-British accents, was not that bad and even Jake Gyllenajllkfnljsdfslkjalfjfhall somehow managed not looking completely goofy the entire time (just most of it). I almost turned it off after the narration though.


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Post by: Bacchus on November 29, 2010, 05:07:39 AM
watched Casablanca the other day in theater. was great
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Post by: vega1 on December 05, 2010, 06:06:37 AM
Watched "Winters Bone" last night. I liked it alot, particularly the acting. Not exactly an action packed movie, but pretty good nonetheless.
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Post by: Edhelur on December 06, 2010, 05:17:22 AM
Watched City of God in a geography class (about urban geography, particularly). Except that the teacher decided that she wanted to fit a 130-minute film into 2x50-minute classes, minus a ten minute lecture at the beginning. So she clipped out the "important" parts, so we could just watch those, and it was really really annoying!
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Post by: Bacchus on December 18, 2010, 12:12:18 AM
Watched Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, or whatever that movie is called. i don't care for Harry Potter, and obviously don't care for this film either
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Post by: Great One on December 18, 2010, 12:41:46 PM
Then why were you watching it, in the first place?


Watched 'City Island' yesterday. It was alright.
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Post by: Bacchus on December 18, 2010, 12:47:51 PM
Girlfriend wanted to see it. Sometimes you have to take one for the team
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Post by: Duke Scoob on December 22, 2010, 06:30:43 PM
Wanting to see RED.  Looked like some funny moments in the trailer.  Can't remember that last film I saw in a theater.
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Post by: James on December 22, 2010, 10:36:52 PM
Hell yeah, RED should be awesome, just like anything originally written by Warren Ellis....
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Post by: Bacchus on December 22, 2010, 11:11:17 PM
Just watched Mongol, a film on the life of Genghis Khan. was ok
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Post by: Alrin on December 23, 2010, 12:12:21 AM
RED bears almost no resemblance to the Warren Ellis comic whatsoever. You'd be forgiven for thinking the two had no relation at all. Bad ass Helen Mirren is bad ass though.
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Post by: Duke Scoob on December 23, 2010, 07:54:15 AM
Helens' line in that...."I kill people, dear" slays me...just delivered so coolly.  :D

You're right, it doesn't bear any resemblance.  I saw a red carpet interview from the premier, wherein the co-writer, Cully Hamner, states that the comic was a much darker story written for a specific audience and that the movie had to be lightened up to appeal to that audience.   Both he and Ellis said in an MTV interview they are pleased with how it turned out and have no reservations or objections on how Jon and Erich Heober wrote the screenplay.

Cully wrote and illustrated RED:EYES ONLY, which has just been released as a prequel comic to RED.  He'll be in Oxford comics in Buckhead, Atlanta, on the 29th from 7 to 9pm EST for a signing if anyone lives close enough to check him out. Wish I could make a quick run up there for that myself.
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Post by: vega1 on December 24, 2010, 06:08:25 PM
Re-watched "Kick Ass" last night. Liked it just as much the second time around. Good movie.
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Post by: vega1 on December 25, 2010, 05:29:55 PM
Went and say "Tron: Legacy" a couple days ago, forgot to update everyone. I wanted to like it, but actually found it to be a steaming pile of crap. The effects were pretty good of course, but the plot was just plain stupid. And the CGI young Jeff Bridges was really poorly done. Hated it.


What made up for it was watching "Easy A" last night with Emma Stone (she was in it, we didn't watch it together). It was really very good, really was. I was very pleasantly surprised by it and liked it very much. I highly recommend it. Even going to watch it again with my son who wasn't around to see it.
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Post by: Bacchus on December 28, 2010, 10:29:09 PM
Watched Groundhog Day. love that movie, and have to watch it at least once during the holiday season
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Post by: James on December 28, 2010, 10:57:39 PM
Watched Expendables, a surprisingly good film.
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Post by: vega1 on December 31, 2010, 05:46:24 PM
Saw "True Grit" last night. Liked it quite a bit actually. If I had one criticism it would be the end was not as well done as I think it could have been. But it was good. Hailee Seinfeld (?) and Jeff Bridges were both really good.
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Post by: Duke Scoob on January 01, 2011, 03:13:19 AM
I have seen the original True Grit numerous times and have been hesitant to see the new version.  I'll trust that you say it's a good film, veg- and give it a go when it comes out on dvd. 
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Post by: Bacchus on January 01, 2011, 09:50:47 PM
Watched Body of Lies by Ridley Scott. Was ok. nothing too spectacular
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Post by: Duke Scoob on January 02, 2011, 05:41:09 AM
Watched Grown Ups.  Had some funny moments, not one of Adam Sandler's funniest.  Rented The Other Guy...looks hilarious, will probably watch it tomorrow. 
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Post by: Duke Scoob on January 05, 2011, 07:15:46 AM
The Other Guy was only slightly funnier than Grown Ups.  :P
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Post by: The Queen OF Class on January 08, 2011, 10:52:13 PM
i took the family to see gullivers travels in 3d this evening - they loved it, i saw nothing, i fell fast asleep at the start til they shook me to tell me it was over.
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Post by: Bacchus on January 09, 2011, 12:42:48 AM
heard that happens to old people a lot...
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Post by: The Queen OF Class on January 09, 2011, 12:32:18 PM
cheeky boy, though last week it could have been cheeky girl...
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Post by: Great One on January 09, 2011, 12:53:57 PM
Mommas be needing their sleep, baz. For real. :P


I watched 'Moon' last. I had a go at the film before, but don't really have a clue what I was going through at the time or some shit, because the movie rocks and it kept me captivated from beginning to end. Go figure.

I recently saw Sam Rockwell (the lead actor) in another film recently, 'Choke', and while I don't have a man-crush on him like some do, I can admit, the man has charisma on screen. Quality actor.


ETA:
Wiki-attack:
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Jones is planning a follow-up film, titled Mute, which will serve as an epilogue to Moon. "Sam has agreed to do a little cameo in the next film," says Jones, who ultimately hopes to complete a trilogy of films set in the same fictional universe.

I'm down with that. :)
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Post by: Bacchus on January 09, 2011, 01:16:28 PM
aye, that sounds good. Sam Rockwell is awesome
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Post by: Bacchus on January 11, 2011, 11:19:44 PM
speaking of Sam Rockwell, the movie Cowboys and Aliens looks pretty awesome too...

i just watched District 9. turned out to be quite the movie. not at all what i expected, but really good
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Post by: Great One on January 15, 2011, 01:39:36 AM
I'm just after watching 'the Book of Eli'. Really, really enjoyed it. Denzel Washington stars next to the gorgeous Mila Kunis, with Gary Oldman cast as the bad guy. Check it out.

Best film I've seen this year. ;)
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Post by: Bacchus on January 15, 2011, 09:35:06 AM
watched the animated movie Nine yesterday. it was a good film. a bit on the short side, but liked it
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Post by: vega1 on January 15, 2011, 04:50:57 PM
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I'm just after watching 'the Book of Eli'

So how long did it take you to figure out the twist? Took me almost the whole movie although I knew something was up, I just wasn't sure what. I'm slow like that.


Saw "The Social Network" last night, was pretty good. I liked it.
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Post by: Great One on January 15, 2011, 05:39:22 PM
If you mean:
Spoiler: show
The book turning out to be in braille, then I was fooled until the big reveal.
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Post by: vega1 on January 15, 2011, 05:47:59 PM
Exactly, me too.
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Post by: Bacchus on January 18, 2011, 03:56:18 PM
Watched Legally Blonde. it was on. girlfriend wanted to watch. the end
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Post by: Kikori on January 19, 2011, 03:35:10 AM
Watched Legally Blonde. it was on. girlfriend wanted to watch. the end

Man-pass revoked.
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Post by: Bacchus on January 19, 2011, 11:14:23 AM
i'd like to see it as an investment. you give and give, but you also get back
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Post by: Great One on January 25, 2011, 03:06:09 AM
Last night, 'Soloman Kane'. Tonight, 'I am Legend'.

Both were good fun, and much better than I expected from either. Kane scored from the offset by having James Purefoy cast as the main character. I'm a fan of him and hope to see more.

Legend was good up until the dog died, then it became pretty ordinary. At least I got through watching it this time.
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Post by: Bacchus on January 25, 2011, 10:15:00 PM
Just watched the movie Star Quest: The Odyssey. it was a Star Trek knock-off which for some reason scored only a 1,4 on IMDB. it had some terrible acting, horrible music, awfull special effects and a overal bad story. i enjoyed it; well worth a laugh
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Post by: Bacchus on January 27, 2011, 08:47:17 PM
Movie festival time: Went to see Small Town Murder Songs. quite a good movie with epic music
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Post by: Great One on January 29, 2011, 10:00:19 PM
Just after watching Greengrass's 'Green Zone', starring Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear and Brendan Gleeson, concerning the hunt for WMD's in Iraq. Top film.
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Post by: vega1 on January 30, 2011, 05:48:44 AM
Just watched "Predators", it was actually better than I expected.
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Post by: James on January 30, 2011, 07:38:53 AM
Predators was a lot better than I expected. The previous Alien v. Predator movies cast it in a grim light, the first AvP being just about on par with the latter Resident Evil movies and the second AvP being about on par with your average Saturday night Siffy creature feature. Predators had some issues, especially the pacing and a bit of wonky plotting, but the quality of the movie was quite a surprise. Definitely need to send some kudos towards Topher Grace, who did a wonderful job and proved quite the contrast from what most of us know him best for--the awkward smart ass from That 70's Show.
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Post by: Great One on February 01, 2011, 04:58:29 AM
One should not attempt to watch (and understand) 'Primer' at 4am when that same person has to be awake four hours later. Argh.
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Post by: Bacchus on February 01, 2011, 07:17:30 AM
Two days ago i went to see Love in a Puff, a japanese comedy at the film festival. was really entertaining. yesterday i was Bleak Night at the festival. also a decent movie about a group of Korean friends in highschool
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Post by: Myddrun on February 02, 2011, 04:16:35 PM
Finished watching "Book of Eli" the other night. Damn fine film it was.

I had an odd feeling through the film about the character Eli
Spoiler:  • show
Eli being blind or at least that's what the ending wants you think.
but couldn't put my finger on it. It kind of makes sense though.

That's one I'll be getting on DVD.
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Post by: Bacchus on February 03, 2011, 01:04:51 AM
watched the thaiwanese action movie The Red Eagle. was definitely entertaining
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Post by: Bacchus on February 04, 2011, 12:18:21 PM
watched the 60's East-German western Chingachook die Grosse Schlange. was awesome. also watch the French flick Film Socialisme. was comprehensibly and weird
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Post by: Bacchus on February 05, 2011, 02:18:11 PM
watched the movie Rabbit Hole. an over the top overly dramatic film. not great
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Post by: Great One on February 08, 2011, 02:26:26 AM
I'm after watching the documentary 'Public Speaking'. Brought up here (http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2011/feb/01/public-speaking-fran-lebowitz-scorsese). And it's bang on. Glad I watched it.
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Post by: Great One on February 10, 2011, 02:57:17 PM
Watched 'the Kids are all right'. It was alright. Not really a funny film, but decent enough. I liked Julianne Moore, for a change.

Also watched 'Due Date', which despite starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Zach Galifianakis didn't really live up to my expectations. Then I checked it was by the same guy who did 'the Hangover' and realised why it wasn't so funny.

The scene when Downey full-out drives his fist into a child's stomach tipped me off. That kind of humour was seen in 'the Hangover', as well, and is so cheap. Despicable stuff.
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Post by: James on February 13, 2011, 10:14:43 AM
Enter the Void

If I wanted to be unkind to this film I would sum it up with: A visually brilliant skin flick so bogged down with the extraneous and indulgent that what little interest in manages to build lasts only until another ridiculously extended scene of a light blinking comes along to siphon it off.

If I was inclined toward kindness, I would spend all night writing my commentary. It is three in the morning. Guess what I'm not doing?
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Post by: Bacchus on February 13, 2011, 11:51:51 AM
watched the movie Awaydays. good movie about some liverpool soccer hooligans. better than that shite movie with elijah woods anyway
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Post by: vega1 on February 13, 2011, 03:37:42 PM
Saw "The Rite" last night. Not very good really. Anthony Hopkins acting is of course very good, he could this movie in his sleep.

The plot itself was just a rehash of all the other possession movies we have seen, and the good vs evil struggle you know is coming at the end is just as you expect it.

I was not impressed. Should have gone to see "The Eagle" instead maybe?
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Post by: Great One on February 13, 2011, 04:37:49 PM
Watched 'the Fighter', starring Walhberg and Bale. Quite liked it. I'm not the biggest fan of sports biopics, or biopics in general, it's part of the reason why I've avoided that 'Invictus' (that, and I'm sick of the sight of Morgan Freeman), but I really enjoyed this one. There's something about boxing that gives it an edge over other sporting dramas. It's been interesting watching FX's 'Lights Out' tv show that started recently. It seems like they imagined using an MMA fighter originally as the main character, but boxing is better suited.

Anyway, couple of other films I tried to watch: 'Life as we know it' and 'No strings attached'. Both were appallingly bad.
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Post by: vega1 on February 20, 2011, 06:01:10 PM
Watched "Red" last night. I liked quite a bit, even Morgan Freeman who I tend to dislike in his most recent roles. Mary-Louise Parker is very easy on the eyes in my opinion, and John Malkovich's character is really good. Good movie, definitely worth a watch.
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Post by: Edhelur on February 23, 2011, 04:27:57 AM
Jumper, the 2008 (?) sci-fi flick.
Don't do it.
Bad idea.

Laughter with sister and ice cream and Haribo were the only things positive about the experience.
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Post by: Myddrun on February 23, 2011, 01:25:41 PM
My film last night was Silent Hill. It was strange. Not the scariest film I've seen certainly but it was weird.

Thankfully I recorded Pulp Fiction off Sky HD last night so that makes up for it :)

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Post by: vega1 on February 27, 2011, 05:26:31 PM
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Thankfully I recorded Pulp Fiction off Sky HD last night so that makes up for it

Re-watched 'Pulp Fiction' last night actually. Brilliant film. Seems to get better every time I see it. The acting and dialogue are just top notch... with the sole exception of Tarantino's character IMHO. Luckily the other 3 actors save those scenes and mitigate the negative impact.
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Post by: Bacchus on March 01, 2011, 11:24:44 PM
Watched Changeling. A movie by Clint Eastwood starring a creepy thing Angelina Jolie. The story had me hooked within 15 minutes. it lost me a bit near the end, but overall it was a good movie
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Post by: vega1 on March 05, 2011, 05:11:29 PM
Watched "She's Out Of My League" last night. I actually thought it was OK. It was exactly what I thought it was going to be, but it had some really funny moments I thought.
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Post by: Great One on March 20, 2011, 02:29:03 AM
Watched 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus' tonight. Best film I've seen in a long time. Visual masterpiece.
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Post by: James on March 20, 2011, 05:50:51 AM
Megamind. This movie tries its best to be an animated Will Ferrell movie, but ultimately fails to descend to the levels of idiocy typical of his flicks. It comes across as halfway decent and even somewhat humorous, proving that not every movie Will Ferrell touches can be turned into massive piles of crap with no redeeming features... just most of them.
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Post by: Myddrun on March 21, 2011, 11:42:38 AM
Watched "The Crazies" last night.

It was ok but the backstory of the plane crash and what it was carrying could have done with a little more substance to it.
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Post by: Alrin on March 22, 2011, 02:07:03 PM
It had Radha Mitchell in it. That made it good in my book.
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Post by: Myddrun on March 28, 2011, 01:36:07 PM
It had Radha Mitchell in it. That made it good in my book.

I can understand that :).

The new Robin Hood with Russel Crow was my film last night. Once again, it didn't stand out but it was OK.

I was a tad confused at first why the plot was taking so long to develop and for Robin to be the outlaw he's famous for being.... Then the end of the film came.

Not really a "Robin Hood and his Merry Men" flim nor should you watch it if that's what your expecting. Still Ridley Scott does a good job and rumour has it sequels may come. They should be more in keeping with the theme.
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Post by: Bacchus on March 31, 2011, 11:00:10 PM
watched Remember the Titans. always a good flick
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Post by: vega1 on April 02, 2011, 08:12:29 PM
Went and saw "Battle: LA". It had literally every (US?) military cliche in the book:

- Young newly minted Lieutenant with his first command
- Young soldier with pregnant wife (first baby of course)
- Older battle-hardened Sergeant about to retire with undeserved reputation for getting people killed
- 17 year old soldier whose mom had to sign a form so he could sign up
- Soldier from urban area with attitude (in this case New Jersey)
- chatterbox 'funny' soldier

And it required some *serious* suspension of disbelief and acceptance of illogical situations....

but I loved it anyway!  :D
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Post by: Great One on April 02, 2011, 11:45:10 PM
On a more enlightened note (*winks at Vega*), I watched a Spanish historical drama called 'Agora' just before there. It was superb. It starred Rachel Weisz (sp?) playing the scholar Hypathia. I found it a little heavy on the emotional side -- lots of religious uproar and social change in Alexandria -- but stuck with it and appreciated the director/writer's work. :)
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Post by: vega1 on April 23, 2011, 04:43:26 PM
Watched an independent Sci Fi movie called "Monsters" last night about a couple of people trying to make it out of Mexico through the 'infected zone' into the US. It was surprisingly good I thought. I really liked it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1470827/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1470827/)
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Post by: vega1 on April 24, 2011, 09:23:27 PM
Just watched "Tangled" with my daughter, great movie liked it alot.
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Post by: vega1 on May 09, 2011, 01:39:10 PM
3 in a row for me huh? no one else watching movies?

Watched to movies this weekend, "The Kings Speech" and "Skyline". The former was pretty good as expected, good acting, kind of a buddy movie I guess, blah blah, just like what everyone says about it.

"Skyline" was really bad, unfortunately (or fortunately?) it was kind of until the end that I realized there was really no promise at all. Up to that point i kept thinking maybe it would get better. It didn't.... ever.
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Post by: Great One on May 13, 2011, 12:06:29 PM
Watched 'Pulp Fiction' again last night. Dear me, I'd forgotten just how good this film is...comfortably one of the best films ever. Damn. So many iconic scenes and the dialogue is incredibly well-moulded.

Great soundtrack, as well. All fine choices.
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Post by: vega1 on May 13, 2011, 01:46:21 PM
Agreed, I re watched that recently as well, fantastic movie in all respects. You should re-watch "Kill Bill" parts one and two now.... I did that and had forgotten really how good that one is too. Again, the dialogue is amazingly well done. And some of the characters are just classic. :dunce:
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Post by: Alrin on May 13, 2011, 03:55:37 PM
Revisiting Kill Bill sounds like a plan. I might do that this weekend if I find time.
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Post by: Great One on May 14, 2011, 03:31:56 AM
Just after watching one of Nic Cage's most recent films, 'Bad Lieutenant'. It was pretty f**king odd through-out and vaguely even amusing. Watch under consumption.
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Post by: Great One on May 18, 2011, 07:44:14 PM
Watched 'Shrink (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1247692/)' starring Kevin Spacey. It wasn't so bad. Kind of pointless. I'd give it a 6/10. It doesn't quite push the emotional side of the story as far as I would've desired.
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Post by: Bacchus on June 11, 2011, 01:44:51 PM
watched Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. Turned out to be just another movie starring Michael Cera as Michael Cera...
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Post by: vega1 on June 11, 2011, 08:55:53 PM
Watched "Splice" last night. Not so good I thought.
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Post by: James on June 11, 2011, 10:54:34 PM
Aye, that movie was pretty damned bad.
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Post by: Great One on June 12, 2011, 04:13:42 AM
Last film I watched was 'Franklyn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklyn)', a Franco-British fantasy film. I'm tending to like films that, as one reviewer opined, 'treads a fine line between realism and fantasy', ala 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus'. Worth checking out. One of the better films in the genre of late. Not a blow-away masterpiece, such as the aforementioned 'Imaginarium', but good nonetheless.
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Post by: Edhelur on June 12, 2011, 04:21:53 AM
Watched "Splice" last night. Not so good I thought.

The films that try to advertise via drawing/poster competitions on DeviantArt have, to the best of my knowledge, been unerringly godawful. I avoid.
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Post by: Bacchus on June 14, 2011, 03:38:23 AM
watched Mean Girls 2. turned out to be a horrible piece of film, but that was to be expected when its the sequel to a horrible film
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Post by: Bacchus on June 14, 2011, 09:02:56 PM
watched Prince of Persia Sands of Time. was pretty horrible. the female lead was, although quite hot, probably the worst actress i've seen.
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Post by: Ashen Shugar on June 15, 2011, 07:50:17 AM
watched the hang over 2 last night. It was about what I was expecting. Not as good as the first one, still worth a watch though. I think the biggest mistake was in the advertising, they gave away some of the best parts. In the first one I had no idea what was coming, this time I went in knowing the guys gonna get a tattoo to his face, Allen was gonna have his head shaved etc. just takes that "holy crap" factor out of it.
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Post by: Myddrun on June 15, 2011, 10:50:11 AM
Iron Man 2.... Not really worth it. If it can be said, the first was better. I was expecting more AC/DC in the sound track too :(
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Post by: James on June 15, 2011, 11:40:54 AM
I was disappointed by Iron Man 2 because it was more of the same without the charm or novelty of the first film. It even felt like the first film... it was like they decided to paste a new story over Iron Man's storyboard, making sure to hit the same key points along the way.
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Post by: Bacchus on June 17, 2011, 11:37:35 AM
Watched Easy A. was actually pretty decent for a teen movie
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Post by: vega1 on June 17, 2011, 03:57:45 PM
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Watched Easy A. was actually pretty decent for a teen movie

I thought that movie was great (said so earlier in this thread when I watched it). Maybe the best movie parents ever.


Watched "Just Go With It". Good eye candy in that one, and a couple funny moments, but overall I just don't like Adam Sandler movies.
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Post by: Bacchus on June 17, 2011, 06:29:01 PM
Agreed. The parents were great.
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Post by: vega1 on June 18, 2011, 05:50:18 PM
Watched "Drive Angry" last night with Nickolas Cage and Amber Heard (hubba hubba by the way... seriously hot).

It was without a doubt one of the worst movies I've seen in some time (and I've seen some really bad ones). Really, I was actually surprised at how bad, and I really wasn't expecting that much in the first place. The CGI was so bad I couldn't believe it was accepted by the movie studio/director, I mean it was made for TV bad. I highly recommend skipping it.
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Post by: Great One on June 18, 2011, 09:12:43 PM
Watched "Just Go With It". Good eye candy in that one, and a couple funny moments, but overall I just don't like Adam Sandler movies.

Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Anniston? Blegh. Please tell me there's more to it than that pair.

Agree with Amber Heard, though. She's one very sexy woman. Mmm.
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Post by: vega1 on June 18, 2011, 09:20:39 PM
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Please tell me there's more to it than that pair.

Actually Brooklyn Decker is who I meant.
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Post by: Great One on June 18, 2011, 09:22:47 PM
Nice one, mate! She's a looker for sure.
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Post by: Bacchus on June 18, 2011, 11:57:32 PM
watched the better part of Surfs Up. still my fav animated movie
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Post by: vega1 on June 19, 2011, 07:25:10 PM
Watched "Faster" with Dwayne Johnson last night. I liked it quite a bit actually, especially with the alternate ending on the blu-ray, which is much better than the standard ending IMO.
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Post by: vega1 on June 25, 2011, 04:53:59 PM
Re-watched "Serenity" last night. Thats a good one.
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Post by: Alrin on June 26, 2011, 06:32:39 AM
Watched Easy A last night. It had some good dialogue but wasn't really all that funny. It had its moments.

Also watched Age of Heroes with Sean Bean. It was pretty average. It did remind me that Izabella Miko is cute as a button and now I'm going to check out The Cape (which has both Miko and Summer Glau. Meaning it could be the shittiest shit ever and I still reckon I'd love it).
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Post by: James on June 26, 2011, 10:29:46 AM
I don't remember Miko in The Cape, perhaps because she had an extremely minor role or because I spent so much time yelling at the screen.
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Post by: Great One on June 26, 2011, 03:36:53 PM
Last film I watched was 'Good Morning Vietnam'. Love that film.



Haven't been watching that much, otherwise. Any recs?
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Post by: Myddrun on June 27, 2011, 11:26:37 AM
Finally got round to watching "I Am Legend" all the way through.

Never got past the "Infected Trap" scene with "Fred The Manaquin". Not sure if it was worth the wait.
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Post by: James on June 27, 2011, 08:51:48 PM
It wasn't.
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Post by: Bacchus on June 28, 2011, 03:00:39 PM
watched Adventureland. was ok, although a bit long
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Post by: vega1 on July 03, 2011, 05:53:57 PM
Saw "The Eagle" last night. Was OK I guess, was hoping for more (better) though based on the ads.
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Post by: Bacchus on July 04, 2011, 12:03:15 PM
Watched Invictus starring Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela. was pretty decent
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on July 04, 2011, 04:45:13 PM
watched "Adjustment Bureau" last night. Made me want to read the book, I liked it. interesting plot with alot of layers. I also happen to like both Matt Damon and Emily Blunt as well.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on July 09, 2011, 12:28:08 PM
Watched the animated movie Rango yesterday. turned out to be a really ejoyable movie. it wasn't really conventional, and the soundtrack was great
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on July 11, 2011, 08:02:22 PM
Went to see the new transformers movie over the weekend. I am not in the core demographic for these films. I find myself constantly confused by the need to transform at all, the nuances that make these enjoyable from a nostalgic perspective are lost on me since I never watched the original, and I continue to be befuddled (and bored) by the lengthy periods of info-dumping apparently necessary to understand the motives and history of the various robots. Also, they will never convince me, no matter how hard they try that a whiny Shia Le Bouf is a) a badass of any sort, or b) in any way in the league of either of the female leads in these movies. Especially, this one in which he doesn't even have a job.

Anyway, this was far too long at 2 1/2 hours, but on the positive side, the battle scenes in Chicago were OK, and the sound in a theater is pretty cool. Also, in my opinion, 3D movies were made for scenes in space. they always look really cool.

So if you enjoyed the first two, go see it. If not, this is no better.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on July 15, 2011, 05:47:17 PM
Watched Scott Pilgrim vs. the World last night. Pretty nifty film, despite my hate for Michael Cera. This film only stoked the flames even higher. It would've been so much better with someone else in the role.
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Post by: James on July 15, 2011, 08:55:48 PM
Despite my hate for Michael Cera, I think he did a pretty good job with the part. Having read the icomics and watched the movies, I am not sure I could come up with someone better. In any case, it was Kieran Culkin that stole the show. Perfect casting decision.
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Post by: Great One on July 16, 2011, 09:11:33 PM
Aye, agreed. I thought that was a cracking casting decision. Some good actresses cast, as well. Like Anna Kendrick, who I saw recently in 'Up in the Air'. She was great in that. And Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who is very easy on the eyes. No believability whatsoever having someone like Cera with her. The scene with the two in bed? She has bigger shoulders than he does...wtf?

I've liked Alison Pill since I first seen her, as well. Good young actress. Liked her stint in 'In Treatment' on HBO.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on July 17, 2011, 03:17:53 AM
Well, it the same in the comic as the movie, really. Scott managing to land Ramona is an unlikely scenario... it is hard to see just how the hell he managed it beyond hard-headed determination and an annoying persona that's hard to brush off. Scott and Knives makes sense... hell, even Scott and Kim makes sense... Scott and Ramona...

o_O

Of course, I am going by the comics more than the movie and there's more background there.

Oh, yes, I liked Anna Kendrick's character, too. I also prefer her over Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Alrin on July 17, 2011, 03:25:33 AM
You're all wrong. Two words: Aubrey Plaza.
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Post by: Great One on July 17, 2011, 04:03:34 AM
Aye.

(http://www.joblo.com/newsimages1/aubrey-plaza-scott-pilgrim34.jpg)

Ha. Bug-eyed biatch.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on July 22, 2011, 09:36:40 PM
Watched "Black Swan" last night. I had thought it got quite good reviews (79 on Metacritic as an example). I can't believe it. It was horrible, I hated it. Natalie Portman's character is extremely unlikeable, I had no sympathy at all for her self-created stress and terror at every single aspect of her life. the over-bearing mom thing has been done, Mila Kunis' character is a stereo-typical bad-girl coutout. The ending was stupid. Horrible film. I would have rather watched "Drive Angry" again... and that's saying something.

On the positive side I re-watched the LOTR trilogy with my daughter who is now old enough to see them, that was fun.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on July 22, 2011, 10:49:47 PM
The only thing I can say about Black Swan, having not watched it, was that all my gay friends loved it. They never really explained why they loved it, but I did hear a lot about some lesbian action... and, you know, that might have been enough to make me watch the movie when I was ten. Now, not so much.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Edhelur on July 26, 2011, 12:43:23 AM
Harry Potter 7.2 .... :D
My childish inner fangirl is satisfied.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on July 30, 2011, 01:43:23 AM
watched Solomon Kane today. it was horrible but in a b-movie way, so i enjoyed it
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on July 30, 2011, 03:33:33 AM
Watched 'Dolan's Cadillac'. It was woeful.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on July 30, 2011, 06:53:40 AM
Watched "Limitless", actually thought it was pretty good.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Alrin on July 30, 2011, 09:58:30 AM
Watched Tucker & Dale vs Evil today. It's totally my kind of stupid.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on July 30, 2011, 12:36:18 PM
Totally forgot about that movie. Saw a trailer last year, I think, and immediately wanted to see it. Of course, never heard anything about it again.

I watched Black Swan and Insidious tonight.

Since Insidious has "From the makers of Paranormal Activity" stamped on the cover, there are some expectations that it comes wrapped up in. When the movie is vague, not showing the supernatural aspects in full, but rather implying their existence, it does very well. The best parts of the film are made up of these moments. The movie starts to come off as silly when it begins to explain things and though some of the supernatural aspects we are shown retain a measure of creepiness, it is only the most minor that do so. There was one scene that prompted me to turn to a friend and say, "That would have looked much better without CG." The CG used made it look excessively fake and I think it would have been better served with some other method.

Insidious is a decent film, but my enjoyment was siphoned away by the above, the predictable story, and the idiotic characters.

Black Swan... well, there is not much for me to say. Not a bad movie. Far creepier than Insidious.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Alrin on July 30, 2011, 12:51:11 PM
In other movie news, I've been following this project (http://youtu.be/-uDuReyaNZo) for about two years now and mentioned it as a Year's Best candidate back in January. It's finally seeing a VOD release on September 1st and a theatrical on the 30th. Can't wait.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on July 30, 2011, 07:53:29 PM
f**king hell, Gackt, really? Well, I know I will be seeing it eventually, all of Mal's gay friends are positively in love with that guy.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on July 31, 2011, 05:39:47 PM
Watched "The Fighter" last night. Loved it. I thought Christian Bale was phenomenal, Amy Adams was really great too (and her hotness factor was significantly raised for me after seeing this too). And even Mark Walberg, by far the worst actor in the film, had his game slightly raised based on the talent around him. Very good I thought, really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on July 31, 2011, 08:56:04 PM
never seen Christian Bale and phenomenal in a single sentence before...
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on July 31, 2011, 09:22:04 PM
Christian Bale is one of the finest actors of his generation. 'Fighter' was a good film, as well.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on August 01, 2011, 05:29:23 AM
Since when? I'm with Baz here. Bale is no fine actor. He fights to break half decent.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Alrin on August 01, 2011, 10:49:50 AM
Bale is generally enough to turn me off a film -- I just don't like him -- but noone can deny the man has the chops. Just watch The Machinist.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Kikori on August 01, 2011, 03:00:54 PM
I'm a fan of Bale for sure. He's definitely a little one dimensional, but he has proven his chops, The Mach being a prime example. And American Psycho. I have to say he made the Prestige for me too.  Plus, y'know, he's "Batman". Could do with a better Bat voice though!
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on August 01, 2011, 10:19:12 PM
watched The Straight Story by David Lynch. one of the few movies by Lynch that are watchable
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on August 02, 2011, 10:01:23 PM
watched Jonah Hex. don't know why i keep subjecting myself to horrible movies like this
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on August 02, 2011, 10:13:52 PM
Watch a Christian Bale film, baz! :D
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on August 06, 2011, 06:12:29 AM
Tangled - I am all for a good animated family film, especially one that gets the thumbs up from most of the people Mal and I know. This one looked like it would be fun and it was... for the most part. There were quite a few laugh out loud moments and it was steadily humorous throughout, but I don't think I can take the whole Disney "characters randomly breaking out into song" thing anymore. It was... unpleasant. It was an OK movie, but I doubt I'd watch it again.

Drive Angry - Such a shitty film, but that is what makes it so damned fun. Drive Angry is an over the top action film in the vein of Planet Horror or Shoot 'Em Up (though not as good as either). It is not meant to be taken seriously and doing so will ensure that you hate it with a passion. Cage delivers another terrible performance, which enforces the notion that Con Air (hey, I loved it...) was a fluke and that the man should never, ever be allowed near an action film. William Fichtner is in it though, which makes up for the rest of the cast.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on August 08, 2011, 04:24:02 PM
Saw two movies this weekend:

- "Jonah Hex" - What the...? Awful, just awful. I just don't even know what else to say, Megan Fox, Josh Brolin, John Malkovich, all heaped together in one steaming pile of crap.

- "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" - the more movies I see with Shia Lebouf in them, the more I dislike movies with Shia Lebouf in them. interestingly Josh Brolin was in this one too. I guess in comparison to Jonah Hex this one was stellar. It was OK I guess, although I never found the original Wall Street movie all that great, so maybe I'm missing something.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on August 13, 2011, 07:40:21 PM
Watched "Never Let me Go" last night. I must have been in the right mood for it cause its a pretty slow movie, but I loved it. Really did. I'll call it sci-fi drama, and I thought it was  an extremely deep movie with alot to say about the ethics of the situation presented. I thought the cinematography was excellent, and the acting was pretty good to. Really liked it.
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Post by: James on August 16, 2011, 10:57:37 AM
Watched Priest.

A slick-looking action flick with an interesting enough concept, but it was marred by predictability, horrible dialogue, and bad acting. I found myself rooting for the bad guys, not just because the main baddie was played by Karl Urban, but because I found being wiped out (or turned into) vampires to be far preferable to living in the hellish Church Dystopia whose oft-repeated motto is: "Go against the Church, go against God." Shit movie, but it was free.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on August 16, 2011, 02:09:10 PM
still don't have internet or tv at my new appartment, so i'm watching movies. yesterday i saw Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. day before that The Boat that Rocked. both where top
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on August 20, 2011, 07:15:40 PM
Watched "The Box" with Cameron Diaz. I had no idea this movie was based on a story written by Richard Matheson. I went in expecting it to be *much* different than it was. It had alot of problems, but as far as the story goes it was kind of nice surprise to see such thought and depth behind it. Made me want to read the story ("Button, Button" I think).
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on August 22, 2011, 06:56:12 PM
'I Sell the Dead (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Sell_the_Dead)', starring Dominic Monaghan, and oddly, Ron Perlman. Who does an Irish accent, I kid you not. It's another one of those zom-coms that are oh-so popular, these days. One of the better ones, though. A sequel is supposedly being released this year?

Also, 'The Mark of Zorro (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mark_of_Zorro_%281940_film%29)'. Classic 1940 swashbuckling adventure. Lots of fun. Quite amusing, too. Or maybe that was merely down to viewing it on an odd hour in the day.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on August 22, 2011, 07:09:48 PM
"Sucker Punch".... Why do i keep subjecting myself to this?
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on August 23, 2011, 11:38:16 AM
Watched Exit Through the Gift Shop yesterday. a very good film, although i'm not quite sure what to make of it. its still on my mind
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Post by: Alrin on August 23, 2011, 04:50:45 PM
A good mocko. I'm a fan of street art (I own a Shepard Fairey piece and have a half sleeve tattoo made up of a combination of some of his works) so it was something I was keen to see when it was first announced. It's impossible to believe it's legit though.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on August 24, 2011, 02:01:43 AM
Just after watching 'the Experiment (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Experiment_%28film%29)', starring Adrien Brody and Forest Whittaker. It was pretty hard-going, but I suffered my way through it and found it a decent, if frustrating watch.
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Post by: Ellia on August 24, 2011, 04:59:41 AM
I watched Fast Five last night and it was pretty decent. I believe I like cars more than I initially thought I did.

Also watched Horrible Bosses the night before. It was funnier than I expected it to be so I recommend it.  :smile:
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Post by: Bacchus on August 24, 2011, 10:58:48 AM
A good mocko. I'm a fan of street art (I own a Shepard Fairey piece and have a half sleeve tattoo made up of a combination of some of his works) so it was something I was keen to see when it was first announced. It's impossible to believe it's legit though.
Being a part of the art world, i know how f**ked up that scene can be, so the movie didnt struck me as impossible. But after giving it some thought, i came to the conclusiontgat that this french dude Mr Brainwash WAS the artproject of Banksy, and that he uses him to point out how crazy tge art world is. And in that he succeeded. Im not that crazy of modern art, but Banksy is brilliant.
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Post by: Great One on August 28, 2011, 09:40:13 PM
Just watched 'After.Life'. Pretty poor stuff with naked Ricci.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Alrin on August 29, 2011, 02:26:31 AM
Watched Thor last night. I always thought he was a stupid comic character and went into the film with pretty low expectations. I loved it. It had moments of pure cheese and much of the dialogue was terrible, but it was great fun and the chicks were hot. I want a Sif.

Also watched Pirates of the Caribbean 4 last night. I fell asleep after half an hour or so and I'm not sure I'll ever try to watch it again. It was pretty dull.
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Post by: Kikori on August 29, 2011, 02:57:03 AM
Watched Thor last night. I always thought he was a stupid comic character and went into the film with pretty low expectations. I loved it. It had moments of pure cheese and much of the dialogue was terrible, but it was great fun and the chicks were hot. I want a Sif.

I agree. My hatred of Marvel is well documented, but it must be conceded that they have done a reasonable job with their movie franchises. Even if the source material is garbage.
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Post by: Great One on August 29, 2011, 06:26:30 PM
Watched 'Your Highness' over the weekend. A little disappointing.
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Post by: vega1 on September 01, 2011, 07:39:14 PM
Saw "Win Win" last weekend as well as "Season of the Witch". The former was OK, Giamatti is good in those kinds of roles, the latter not so much.
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Post by: vega1 on September 04, 2011, 07:10:37 AM
Watched "Priest" tonight... I actually liked it... I know right?
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on September 12, 2011, 04:52:25 PM
Watched a film on the Sunset Limited (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sunset_Limited) play by COrmac McCarthy, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Tommy Lee Jones. It was excellent.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on September 21, 2011, 01:19:54 AM
'Captain America'. It sucked. I didn't find anything fun or interesting about it.

The film I saw before that was 'Thor', which just kicked it's ass in every imaginable way. Looking forward to 'the Avengers': next summer.
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Post by: Myddrun on September 21, 2011, 09:52:55 AM
'Captain America'. It sucked. I didn't find anything fun or interesting about it.

The film I saw before that was 'Thor', which just kicked it's ass in every imaginable way. Looking forward to 'the Avengers': next summer.

Supprised it wasn't "The Wedding Crashers".  :jester:

I should add that I'm planning on watching the 1931 Bela Lugosi's Dracular tonight  :soldier:
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Post by: Great One on September 22, 2011, 04:28:24 PM
Also, saw X-Men: First Class on the flight over. Not bad, at all. Enjoyed it. Saw 'Gran Torino', as well. Liked it.

More on Thor, though. I thought it was excellent. Brannagh really struck a fine balance between the comical and super-action 'serious' stuff. Very enjoyable. I didn't even mind Natalie Portman in this film, and she's been bugging me in nearly every film I've seen her in of late. Your Highness was a little more redeeming, but bar that, she's sucked. But it's not her fault...good roles for ladies of the Big Picture seem scant.

Also, developed man-crush for Chris Hemsworth. He played the role very well. Avy enjoyed him, as well. Doesn't hurt that he has a smile that could crack glass.

Anyway, unlike Captain America, and to a lesser extent Iron Man II, I feel this has steadied the Avengers ship and I'm fairly confident we'll have a fun film come next summer. Hopefully, we'll have a fine Spiderman film to boot.
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Post by: Edhelur on September 27, 2011, 04:50:32 AM
"Poverty in America". And "The Motherhood Manifesto". Both for class yes. Both outdated documentaries, yes. Both boring as f**k, yes. I've read too much about it, it's boring by now. And the fact that 25% of US households are in poverty (20% as of documentary filming circa 2000) is f**kED UP and p**ses me off and ... yea.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on October 03, 2011, 03:43:03 AM
Watched 'Wake Wood' last night, starring Aiden Gillen and Timothy Spall. It was decent. Suitably creepy for the most part.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on October 04, 2011, 08:35:25 PM
Watched 'Cyrus' and 'the Greatest Dad'. First one was pretty honest and genuine, and I liked it. Second was the complete opposite, and guess what, didn't like it.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Great One on October 09, 2011, 07:22:06 PM
'The Town'.

Probably my favourite film of the year.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: vega1 on October 11, 2011, 08:21:24 PM
Watched "Carriers" with Chris Pine over the weekend. Was OK I guess. As Ive mentioned before I have a high tolerance for apocalyptic or end-of-world stuff though. But yeah, thought it was OK.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on October 11, 2011, 10:18:32 PM
Apparently, I haven't posted here in a bit, so I guess I should give you a rundown on what I have been watching lately.

Hannah - Mildly disturbing, but otherwise quite good.

X-Men: First Class - Surprisingly good. Perhaps the best of the lot in terms of X-Men films and quite a lot better than the last two shitfests to develop out of that franchise.

Thor - Decent movie, but that romance arc was shoehorned in there something fierce and took a bit away from the film.

Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon - Shit.

Your Highness - I didn't expect much, what with this coming from a pair of actors that just doesn't work for me in the humor department, but I liked it. It is, of course, a stupid sort of humor, but I got plenty of laughs out of it.

Paul - Sort of like the above, but I really enjoy this pair of actors. Stupid humor, funny movie.

Dylan Dog - The dialogue was absolute shit and the romance bit came out of nowhere, made little sense, than flitted away again, but it was an enjoyable flick.

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Post by: Ellia on October 12, 2011, 03:30:47 AM
I watched Enter the Dragon for the first time last night. It was pretty good, although I thought the last fight scene lasted way longer than it should've... But yeah. My first Bruce Lee movie. I've been hiding in a hole the first 18 years of my life.
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Post by: Edhelur on October 12, 2011, 03:52:30 AM
Is Ash doing that whole "I'll culturize you!" thing that Joe's doing? -- ETA: "which Joe has been doing for as long as I have known him?" -- (At least it's deserved in my case...).
Also, "18"? Not including the first ... 5? years, when you tots should've been watching Bruce Lee, yes? Toddlers weaned on martial arts are delightful.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Ellia on October 12, 2011, 04:22:20 AM
Well I've been more "culturalized" after I met him, when I was about 19. But still didn't see Bruce Lee movies until last night. Didn't even know who Cassius Clay was until a year or two of lurking in the mIRC room. <_<
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Post by: Edhelur on October 12, 2011, 06:05:44 PM
Who's that?
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: James on October 12, 2011, 09:58:23 PM
Muhammad Ali
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Ashen Shugar on October 13, 2011, 01:21:53 AM
We've got a lot of work to do Joe
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Edhelur on October 13, 2011, 02:54:46 AM
But I'm way better than either of you at dissecting pop culture from a theoretical-sociological perspective. So neenerneener.
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Post by: Ashen Shugar on October 15, 2011, 05:58:29 AM
I was gonna say "well you can't pee standing up" .. but appaerently you guys can now :(

http://img2-cdn.newser.com/square-image/81125-20110331203856/for-10-women-can-now-pee-standing-up.jpeg

Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on October 15, 2011, 03:18:19 PM
its the same as men pooping standing up... unnatural

anyway, watched Tamara Drewe the other day. decent film, but dragged on a bit
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Post by: vega1 on October 22, 2011, 09:23:29 PM
Watched "Red Riding Hood", even staring at Amanda Seyfried couldn't save this one.

Also watched "The Secret of Kells" with my daughter which I really liked actually. Very cool style.
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Post by: Edhelur on October 24, 2011, 04:49:10 AM
Amanda Seyfried just looks kind of strange to me. She's like the perfect example of "everyone else thinks she's beautiful, but..."

Watched... er..
Last film I watched might have been Ondine, I think. Quite cool.
Also, my sheets are in the dryer.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on October 24, 2011, 05:49:57 AM
Watched Terminator Salvation the other day. I quite enjoy the Terminator series, but they could've done without Christian Bale.
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Post by: vega1 on October 29, 2011, 03:52:59 PM
Watched "Hanna" last night. I really liked it alot. Especially Saoirse Ronan. Shes really good IMO.
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on October 30, 2011, 11:42:40 AM
was forced to watch Knocked Up the other day. could've done without that
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Post by: Great One on November 05, 2011, 03:40:18 PM
Watched 'Take Shelter' yesterday. I...think I liked it. But damn that was a bit of a meaningless film. What, they run out of budget by the end or something? :P And the circumstances that placed the character in his location were highly questionable.
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Post by: Bacchus on November 05, 2011, 08:17:49 PM
just watched Suckerpunch. started excellent, but turned out horrible
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Post by: Great One on November 05, 2011, 08:25:39 PM
Crap on a stick. I've actually rather fancied the idea of watching that film. Looks pretty. Oh well.
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Post by: vega1 on November 06, 2011, 09:53:48 PM
Quote
I've actually rather fancied the idea of watching that film. Looks pretty. Oh well.

Yeah, it is pretty, its just not enough to make up for the bad acting, plot, dialogue, etc.

Watched "Shoot em up" last night, just happened to be the next DVD in my queue unfortunately. Should have sent it back without watching it and saved myself 2 hours.
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Post by: Bacchus on November 19, 2011, 09:06:11 PM
don't think there's all that much prettyness in suckerpunch. the lead chick looks silly with all that blonde...

anyway, just watched Tron Legacy. ended up liking it a lot. not what i expected to happen at all. the effects where awesome, the story decent and the Daft Punk soundtrack was great
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Post by: Myddrun on November 21, 2011, 10:01:19 AM
Saw "Daybreakers" on a movie channel the other night. As a vamp film it was reasonably different and I'd see it again on DVD.

Basic plot. Future earth is ruled by vampires. There's a blood shortage and humans are being rounded up. Vampire scientist currently looking for a blood substitute ends up looking for a cure instead with a bunch of human runaways.

I would have a had a slightly different closing scene personally, but it was ok.
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Post by: Bacchus on November 22, 2011, 09:22:49 PM
A blood shortage... Really?
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Post by: Myddrun on November 24, 2011, 01:28:40 PM
A blood shortage... Really?

:) yeah. I didn't go in to the plot that well did I. In this film, if vampires drink other vampiric blood or get starved of blood they gradually mutate and lose their minds. So they need a stable human population, problem is they are running out of humans. Bummer huh? :P
Title: Re: What Movies Have You Watched Recently?
Post by: Bacchus on November 24, 2011, 02:05:10 PM
Probably one of the weaker plots I've ever seen.

Saw skateland the other day. Was alright. Would probably love it if I was seeing it in a movie festival atmosphere because the kind of movie it is.

Also watched Priest. It had its moments albeit very few.
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Post by: Myddrun on November 24, 2011, 03:21:43 PM
Probably one of the weaker plots I've ever seen.

Must admit, it was a pretty easy film to watch & not very complicated. But as I said I would watch it again on the grounds that it's not Twilight :P
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Post by: Bacchus on November 24, 2011, 04:03:21 PM
Love Twilight!
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Post by: Great One on November 28, 2011, 03:53:09 PM
Averie picked 'Bridesmaids'. It sucked. One of the reviews I read said the women were 'genuine', well f**k me, I'd hate to take these characters as a basis of what women are really like...

Anyway, I picked next time. 'High Cost of Living', which I liked. Quite intense and well enough acted. The secondary characters came off as a bit much, though.

Another film we watched was 'Submarine', a Welsh coming of age story. Quirky, but not particularly amusing, or entertaining.
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Post by: Edhelur on November 30, 2011, 12:15:42 AM
Wanted to watch "Kill List" and "The Skin I Live In" (two horror-ish flicks), but turns out they're not available on DVD.
So, we ended up with "Submarine" and "The High Cost of Living". The former was okay, probably 6.5/10 or so. Definitely not bad, but trying to be pop-art/hipster-quirky perhaps a little too hard. The latter was quite good, I thought, had really awesome character development of the two leads (a drug dealer who runs over and subsequently befriends a pregnant woman... which sounds weird, doesn't it?) Also, Zach Braff looked so different in a non-comedy role, very unlike Scrubs-dude, in a good way. Maybe 8.5/10.
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Post by: vega1 on December 03, 2011, 09:47:22 PM
Watched "Let Me In" last night. I liked it. A little slow as vampire movies go, but I thought Chloe Moretz (Hit-Girl from "Kick Ass") was really good in it.
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Post by: Ellia on December 05, 2011, 04:21:52 AM
I saw Puss in Boots yesterday. It was a pretty decent flick, and Antonio Banderas's accent.... SUBLIME! Also watched The Usual Suspect a few days ago. It was a good movie with nice storytelling. Predicted the twist a minute or two before it was revealed. *claims triumph!*
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Post by: vega1 on December 10, 2011, 06:27:13 PM
"Captain America", I was expecting it to be alot better. If I had not heard anything about it I probably would have liked it more, but my expectations were clearly too high going in.
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Post by: vega1 on December 11, 2011, 04:36:04 PM
Saw "Super 8" last night. Loved it. I thought it was really good.
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Post by: Alrin on December 12, 2011, 06:36:38 AM
I saw it a few days ago. It was standard JJ Abrams fare. Meaning it was REALLY f**kING GOOD until the final act, then it just kinda went... huh?
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Post by: Great One on December 12, 2011, 03:41:09 PM
Ah, I'll skip it then.
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Post by: James on December 12, 2011, 05:28:59 PM
I saw it a few days ago. It was standard JJ Abrams fare. Meaning it was REALLY f**kING GOOD until the final act, then it just kinda went... huh?

Also, lens flare. Lots and lots of lens flare.
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Post by: James on December 12, 2011, 07:31:39 PM
Since it has been a while...

Harry Potter and the Wandering About the Woods Angsting Part One - Considering how much of a slog it was in the book, how much it needed to be edited down, I was wondering how they were going to handle the bit where Harry and Company were wandering about getting their angst on and making minimal effort to discover the remaining horcruxes. Turns out, they just left it in. Probably the worst of the Harry Potter adaptations and the first film in a while that I regret wasting my time watching.

Harry Potter and the Homoerotic Subtext Part Two - Barring the extremely creepy epilogue, an improvement in almost every way over part one. However, I do wish a certain scene would have been carried over into the adaptation. I wanted to see a p**sed off Harry Potter use the Cruciatus curse, but apparently people didn't like that part of the book (I didn't like the epilogue or slog, but they were left in... let the boy wizard be useful for once). Curiously, I found myself saying one thing over and over while watching this movie: Harry is a dick. Neville gets his big moment, a rallying cry, a chance to spit in the face of the big evil and declare that though Harry Potter is dead, they can and will continue this fight(!), and what happens? Harry Potter decides that now is a good time to reveal he's alive. Nice speech, Neville, but I'm not dead... so y'know, f**k off back to the crowds of useless wizards and let me handle this.

30 Minutes or Less - A pretty decent flick thanks to Jesse Eisenberg and Aziz Asari. Danny McBride once again plays the same idiot character he always does and drags down the quality of the movie.

Our Idiot Brother - I have been looking forward to this movie since I first saw the trailer for it and I was not disappointed. A nice mix of humor and drama with some good performances all around.

Super 8 - A good film that leaves me feeling vaguely disappointed. Also, marred by lens flare, so much lens flare.

I Love You Phillip Morris - Here's something you don't stumble across all that often, a gay romance--I would refer to it as a romantic comedy, but the comedy is not as overwhelming a presence as in most rom-coms. I thought it was a decent enough film. The pacing was uneven, the dialogue occasionally came across as ridiculous and unbelievable, and I feel they may have gone a little overboard with the gay stereotypes a time or two.

Rango - Surprisingly good. I rented it the same night as the above film and was amused that both revolved around a main character that gets ahead by bullshitting everyone, but go in different directions--Steven Russel, the main character of I Love You Phillip Morris, becomes a criminal and Rango becomes a sheriff. This was very much an animated film that adults can enjoy... in some ways more than children, if you consider the cameos by Clint Eastwood and Hunter S. Thompson.

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Post by: vega1 on December 13, 2011, 01:45:26 PM
Man, you people are so jaded sometimes.  :P

I think your selling "Super 8" short. IMHO that was some of the best characterization I've seen in some time.
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Post by: Great One on December 13, 2011, 03:53:43 PM
Personally speaking, I can't stand any of JJ Abrams' films, so for Al to say it's 'standard fare' for him, I want to stay well away.

So glad he's no longer involved in the Dark Tower film adaptation.
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Post by: vega1 on December 13, 2011, 05:59:21 PM
Really? You didn't like "Star Trek"?

Ah well, your loss. I think "Super 8" is really good. I'd even watch it again.  :dunce:
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Post by: James on December 14, 2011, 02:28:25 AM
Huh. He's had his hands in television for a while, but Abrams hasn't really done much film, at least in terms of directing and writing. I though he had done more and was going to say that I have enjoyed most of his work. In fact, I <i>have</i> enjoyed most of his work, but there's not a lot there. Star Trek was a lot of fun, I have watched it a few times, but I am not a Star Trek fan so there is nothing about it that p**ses me off. Super 8 was vaguely disappointing and that had a lot to do with the alien aspect of the film... the family/friends adventure film aspect was cool, was strong, but the alien bit? Nah. It worked, it just wasn't as strong and the ending was wonky.

He's also done Mission Impossible 3, which I'll admit to having watched maybe ten minutes of and having no inclination to watch anymore. And then there's... well, nothing if you are considering just directing. Like I said, he's done a lot of television... not so much in the way of movies.

As far as writing goes, he's done:

Super 8
Mission Impossible 3
Joy Ride - I enjoyed this one, but I like just about everything with Steven Zahn.
Armageddon - It was good for at least one viewing.
Gone Fishin' - Shit
Forever Young - Can't even remember much of this one.
Regarding Henry - Never seen this one. Early 90s.
Taking Care of Business - Never seen this one. Early 90s.

I thought he did Cloverfield. Turns out he only produced it.
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Post by: Great One on December 14, 2011, 04:43:48 AM
Thought he'd done Cloverfield, as well. I think that movie is what really rubs me most of all. Star Trek was pretty entertaining, I have to admit.
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Post by: Alrin on December 14, 2011, 09:19:52 AM
Man, you people are so jaded sometimes.  :P

I think your selling "Super 8" short. IMHO that was some of the best characterization I've seen in some time.

I totally agree. The young love tale between the younger Fanning and the male lead, plus the group dynamic of the kids as a whole was played out superbly. It's just that the ending was...

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I mean, just what the f**k actually happened? Why was the alien eating people? At first I thought he was harvesting them as fuel for his machine or something, but no... just food. I thought he'd made some telepathic bond with the doctor years before, so he already knew that not every human was bad. And yet it was only when that one kid told him he could live with the pain that he decided to stop eating people. And then two minutes later his ship was complete and he went home. Huh? It just seems that Abrams really doesn't know how to end a film. Again, the whole kid storyline was great. The whole alien storyline felt completely, utterly pointless and almost totally removed from the rest of the film.
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Post by: vega1 on December 15, 2011, 08:18:23 PM
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I totally agree. The young love tale between the younger Fanning and the male lead, plus the group dynamic of the kids as a whole was played out superbly. It's just that the ending was...

I'm agreeing totally with your agreement   :smile:

Seriously, your points (mirrored by James as well) are excellent about the two separate aspects of the film. I was confused by many of the same things. I think for me the kids storyline was so good that it made up for the alien one and then some.
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Post by: vega1 on December 22, 2011, 07:05:14 PM
Saw "Thor". Hmmm, was OK I guess. The mindless death-ray robot or whatever was kind of cool. However...

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overall he was pretty much a douche, and the sudden change to nice guy was pretty poorly done. And even as a nice guy, he was still kind of a douche.


Not my favorite. I think the Iron Man movies are my favorite of the Avengers set so far (right? their all connected? Iron Man, Capt. America, Thor, and... uh, someone else?)
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Post by: Great One on December 22, 2011, 07:20:51 PM
Ah, opinions and all that. I think Thor is damn cool. One of the few comic book characters I'd want to have a drink with.


As for I, watched 'Lunopolis' last night. I didn't really like it. Pretty meaningless film, but I could see that it'd appeal to others a little more. Just not my style and I rode it out 'til the end, but that didn't satisfy. Ah well.

Also have 'Monsters', which is supposed to be a decent lil' British flick. Looking forward to checking it out.
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Post by: Alrin on December 23, 2011, 02:27:24 AM
I think the Iron Man movies are my favorite of the Avengers set so far (right? their all connected? Iron Man, Capt. America, Thor, and... uh, someone else?)

The other is Hulk. I absolutely loved Ed Norton's Hulk. And William Hurt's Thunderbolt Ross. And Tim Roth's Tim Roth. And I still quote that film at work incessantly, much to the annoyance of my workmates. ("Don't make me hungry. You wouldn't like me when I'm hungry.")

I wish they'd managed to keep Ed for The Avengers. I like Mark Ruffalo, sure, but I like me some continuity more (which is why, despite Don Cheadle being fifty times the actor Terrence Howard ever was, Mickey Rourke failed to salvage Iron Man 2 for me).
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Post by: James on December 23, 2011, 06:59:12 AM
Iron Man was a very good movie. I enjoyed the hell out of it and still do when I see it on cable. Iron Man 2 felt like they took the first movie's outline, erased the story, and wrote the new script around it. I would explain further, but I haven't seen the movie since it came out. I am sure I posted about it here, though.

I liked The Hulk. For some strange reason, this is the movie that people seem to forget about when they discuss the movies leading into The Avengers. I have completely forgotten about it, too. Yet, it is one of the better films. It is certainly better than Captain America. Better than Thor? Not sure about that one, but at least the romance subplot in Hulk is established instead of sledgehammered in.
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Post by: Bacchus on December 23, 2011, 08:19:50 AM
needed to watch some christmas flicks, so i watched Elf yesterday. already seen it before, but still think its surprisingly good for something with Will Ferrell in it
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Post by: vega1 on December 26, 2011, 12:30:38 AM
"Green Lantern" is the latest. What a steaming pile of crap that was. Was that movie written by a 12 year old? Awful, just awful.
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Post by: Great One on December 26, 2011, 06:08:08 AM
'Monsters'. Didn't like it. Oh well. Film was devoid of any meaning. And again, had no proper ending. *shrugs*


Did watch 'Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows' today, though. It was entertaining.
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Post by: Bacchus on December 26, 2011, 02:41:48 PM
watched Nightmare Before Christmas on Christmas eve. probably my fav christmas movie
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Post by: James on December 27, 2011, 11:52:08 AM
I watched Banraku. It is kind of like Afro-Samurai, except all the black guys are evil.
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Post by: Great One on December 28, 2011, 08:28:12 AM
Just re-watched 'Batman Begins'. Truly excellent film. Viewing Gotham through Nolan's lens makes me ponder how it should be done, in perspective of the comics, and taking into consideration how it has been done before (by Burton), I think Christopher got it about as right as possible. Top director.
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Post by: Great One on December 31, 2011, 05:39:15 PM
'Our Idiot Brother' and '50/50'. Both were excellent and well worth watching.
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Post by: Great One on January 02, 2012, 06:58:35 PM
Ong Bak 2. Pretty confusing film story-wise, as it was told in fragments and jumped back and forth, between past and present, and some of the baddies looked the same. More than one occasion of, 'Isn't he dead?!' But that isn't why I picked it up. Visually, it's a marvelous film and Tony Jaa is on stellar action form, again. I am looking forward to viewing the third.
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Post by: Bacchus on January 08, 2012, 02:01:39 PM
watched Book of Eli. thought it was decent. didn't see the ending coming either
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Post by: vega1 on January 09, 2012, 02:00:21 PM
Saw "Chloe" which had a few cameos of Amanda Seyfred (sp?) boobs in it, which was a bonus I guess. Other than that it was OK, but not great.

Also saw "X-Men: First Class" which I actually liked more than I thought I would. Not bad.
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Post by: Great One on January 09, 2012, 04:21:04 PM
Watched 'Mother', Korean drama, baz suggested. It was a good film.
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Post by: Bacchus on January 09, 2012, 04:44:33 PM
yeah, loved that one. really gets in your head, doesn't it?
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Post by: Bacchus on January 11, 2012, 11:51:19 AM
went to see J.Edgar the other day. thought it was a good film, although dry and often being more a Nat Geo documentairy than a film
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Post by: Myddrun on January 13, 2012, 09:49:58 AM
Watched "Ip Man" last night and thought it was excelent.

It's a semi-biographical account of the life of Bruce Lee's mentor during the Japanese occupation of China and master of the Wing Chun martial art. There appears to be some factual controversy, but I can't comment on that since I don't know the truth.

Any one else?
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Post by: Bacchus on January 14, 2012, 10:16:56 AM
watched The Breakfast Club yesterday. Molly Ringwald man....
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Post by: vega1 on January 16, 2012, 07:07:05 PM
watched two movies this weekend....

"Love and other drugs" - chick flick, knew that going in. Could have been worse. Methinks Anne Hathaway may have been working to shed her squeaky clean image in that one. Lots of her being... amorous.

Would I recommend it? Only if you can say 'yes' to one of the following questions:
- Are you a woman?
- Do you wish to see Anne Hathaway's boobs?
- Do you find Jake Gyllenhall's puppy dog face endearing?



Also saw "Killer Elite". I tend to like Jason Statham even though he's the exact same character in every movie he does, and I liked Clive Owen in this, loved the dedication to his craft exhibited by the growing of the 80's porn mustache. I did not like DeNiro in this, he's a shadow of his former self these days. Just phones it in really. But overall it was OK.
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Post by: Myddrun on January 23, 2012, 10:12:08 AM
Skyline.

Mixed reaction. The plot was ok but done before and was predictable. I also spent most of the film going "Oooo Look they stole that from Cloverfield & War of the worlds. Um That's from Independance Day. Ah ok The Matrix" or any number of sci-fi films you could care to mention.

The special effects were good though but the ending was sadly disappointing.

I'd watching again if I had too but only if I had nothing else to watch and couldn't be bothered to put any number of better DVDs in.
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Post by: Bacchus on January 31, 2012, 08:45:57 PM
just watched the latest Transformers. thought it looked good. the story was ludicrous, but it all looked good.

also watched Scott Pelgrim vs the World. was entertaining as well
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Post by: Great One on February 04, 2012, 05:54:33 PM
Watched the Guard yesterday. Fun film. Brendan Gleeson was great in it.
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Post by: Bacchus on February 04, 2012, 06:13:54 PM
went to the european premiere of The Hunter yesterday. was a decent movie. plus there was free booze
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Post by: Great One on February 05, 2012, 06:39:47 AM
Watched the Wind that Shakes the Barley again tonight. Ave's wanted to see it. Sad film.
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Post by: vega1 on February 06, 2012, 02:08:03 AM
Went and saw "Chronicle". I thought it was pretty good for the first 3/4 or so, then I think it kinda lost steam at the end. Could have been better, but it had some good moments.
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Post by: Great One on February 07, 2012, 06:19:00 AM
Agreed. Just back from seeing that this evening. The film had the potential to be a great deal better than it was. The main character was an immature wretch that made it difficult to bear, and the films plot points could've differed in some respect.

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Why did he go hunting for money right outside his home, where people were able to recognise him from his voice alone? Sheer stupidity. There was absolutely no need to act so forceful, either, in his procurement of funds. He could've simply walked into the stores, detached the security cameras, caused a subtle disturbance/distraction, and cleaned the place. Quickly left, and that'd be that. Identity secure, no possible threat, etc.

It also would've made the film more emphatic if the characters were becoming sicker as their 'power' developed, and so put them on a quest to discover the source of their abilities...have one or two of the guys drop dead...finish the film with the last one at Tibet...or anything better than that mess of an ending.

Weren't they supposed to feel the effects of excessive use of their power, especially a sudden surge? It was explained as 'elastic'...yeah.


Film didn't explain a few things, either. Such as the sentient (?) crystal thing they found buried...no real explanation there, at all. Numerous questions, though.

Oh well, still not a bad bit of entertainment.
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Post by: Myddrun on February 07, 2012, 11:13:06 AM
Finaly got round to watching "Pirates 4": On Stranger Tides.

Hideous example of why a franchise should quit while it's ahead. It was ok I suppose but it felt completly disassociated from every thing that went before.
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Post by: Great One on February 13, 2012, 12:23:30 AM
'Green Lantern'. What a disappointing film...or it would've been, if I hadn't heard already that it was a piece of garbage. Didn't disappoint in that respect. DC continues to find itself firmly under the foot of Marvel.
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Post by: Alrin on February 13, 2012, 01:29:06 AM
DC continues to find itself firmly under the foot of Marvel.
Really? Nolan's Batman trumps anything in the Marvel line. The only place where Marvel might edge ahead is with the creation of the MCU and their attempts to connect each of the films they're producing (attempts which, despite a few missteps, have largely been a success). If DC were to attempt a similar thing with their films, with an eye toward a Justice League ensemble, I reckon they'd probably trump Marvel again.

The problem both brands face is they don't hold the rights to many of their big-name characters. Marvel's Cinematic Universe would benefit greatly from the inclusion of Spider-Man (whose rights are owned by Columbia) and the X-men (20th Century Fox). As far as DC goes I have no idea who holds the rights to what (though it appears Warner have their fingers in a bunch of the pies). Will we see a Bale cameo in the upcoming Man of Steel? I doubt it, but then Nolan is involved. Perhaps that's a sign that DC have learned from Marvel and are seeking to tie their own films together.
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Post by: Great One on February 13, 2012, 02:12:22 AM
While I admire Nolan's Batman films, two movies are hardly enough to hold an entire franchise. They need a wider amount of success for it even to be a discussion, IMO. Hopefully we'll see more like Nolan's films in the future, and less like Jonah Hex.
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Post by: Bacchus on February 13, 2012, 10:56:07 AM
watched The Road the other day. could've been good, but the end was a big let down
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Post by: Great One on March 24, 2012, 03:46:33 PM
Watched 'Another Earth' last night. It was a well done film, but it just didn't really catch my interest. Reviewers are calling it 'thought-provoking'...well, it's not. The lead actor/writer is very attractive, though, and acts well. :P
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Post by: vega1 on March 24, 2012, 04:33:22 PM
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Watched 'Another Earth' last night. It was a well done film, but it just didn't really catch my interest. Reviewers are calling it 'thought-provoking'...well, it's not. The lead actor/writer is very attractive, though, and acts well.
Watched that last weekend. I liked it OK, but I was also having a martini at the time, which may have helped. I liked how they kept the ending semi-open like that. Couldn't help but keep thinking about what kind of havoc that scenario would play with the planet(s) in real life, but I guess you can't let pesky science get in the way of a good yarn.  :smile:


Watched "Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" last night. To be honest, I was very confused some of the time, all the back story of the family and all the names...  :neutral:  But I was able to keep up OK. I liked the girl, whats her name, with the tattoo. She was a badass and the actress pulled it off I thought.
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That scene when she gets the govt. guy back for raping her was pretty intense, man, he messed with the wrong girl. Also I was kinda upset with the ending. I really felt bad for her, even though I get it, they weren't right for each-other, still. I felt bad.

Overall I liked it if a bit long.
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Post by: Great One on March 24, 2012, 11:29:41 PM
The ending seemed pretty straight-forward to me...for whatever reasons (left unexplored in the film):

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At the time of the lead actor's accident, the second Earth was pulled to the first Earth, bringing an end to their time synchronisation,. This allowed the crazy (with grief), despondent Professor to be reunited with his lost family, allowing the lead character some relief from her sense of crushing responsibility for their fate. She also got a glimpse at her other self, and how her life would've panned out, if she hadn't been a stupid drunk driver. Which, in the end, would've inspired her to make more of herself, I guess?

I was amused at the thought of how the Professor's double would've taken to another version of himself showing up at his door, though. :lol:


Anyway, not a bad flick.
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Post by: vega1 on March 25, 2012, 10:13:35 PM
Watched "Drive" last night. It was actually alot different than I expected it to be. I thought it was going to be like Fast and Furious or something, but not so. I liked it quite a bit.
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Post by: Great One on March 25, 2012, 11:54:36 PM
'Descendants'.

Boring...
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Post by: vega1 on April 01, 2012, 07:01:06 PM
Watched the new(est) remake of "The Thing" last night. Could have been worse, was pretty true to the other versions for the most part. Watched it with my 14 yo son who has obviously not seen the other versions, so that made it easier to watch.

Also watched an older Samuel L Jackson movie called "187" recently. Never even heard of it and saw part of it on TV so I DVR'd it (is that a verb?). It was about a teacher who gets attacked by a gang member and then goes to a new school where there's also gang issues. Thought it was going to be the old 'teacher makes a difference' plot, but there was a darker take to it. I liked it.

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Post by: Alrin on April 02, 2012, 09:28:08 AM
I watched Goon last night. Twice. I can't imagine any of you liking it in the slightest. Except maybe Brodes.
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Post by: Kikori on April 03, 2012, 02:29:54 AM
Okay, so Sucker Punch is officially the WORST f**king thing anyone has ever tainted perfectly good film with.
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Post by: Great One on April 03, 2012, 03:39:30 AM
I was going to watch that yesterday...surely it's good on a visual level alone, at least? I'm curious to see it.

Anyway, watched 'Drive' today, which was fairly interesting, I guess, from a filming point of view. It came across as some attempt at an older kind of style, and I kind of dug the music...compensated for the lack of dialogue.

Ryan Gosling's character was pretty hilarious, in a bad way. Doesn't he usually play a heart-throb or some other kind of despicable shit? Anyway, he plays the strong, silent type in this, but generally comes across as a bit retarded. His scenes are pretty uncomfortable to watch, but I didn't mind it terribly.
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Post by: James on April 03, 2012, 09:28:20 AM
Gosling's character comes across as socially awkward and emotionally distant. This works well with the film, as it strips away dialogue in favor of uncomfortable silences that come to dominate the film. These silences, the lack of emotion that accompany them--minus the occasional show of affection between Driver and Token Love Interest--makes the sudden explosions of brutal violence all the more poignant and disturbing.

It was a pretty good movie.

---

Though it wasn't a bad film, The Thing does not hold a candle to the 1982 film. The most interesting thing about the film was all the small bits that linked the two films together, which got my geek juices flowing, even if it has been a good long time since I saw the 1982 film. The film could have been better and, had the studio not interfered, may have been better. From what I hear, they pushed for more use of CGI and altered the script toward the end. :/

How have you only just now seen Sucker Punch, Kiks?
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Post by: Duke Scoob on April 06, 2012, 11:21:48 AM
Watched Secretariat a couple of times over the past month.  Thoroughly enjoyed it each time.
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Post by: vega1 on April 08, 2012, 09:07:37 PM
I was going to watch that yesterday...surely it's good on a visual level alone, at least? I'm curious to see it.

I was too, but save yourself and just watch the long trailer on youtube or something, you'll see all the best visuals and not have to waste 1 1/2 hours you'll never get back. Its horrible, just an awful movie.


Watched "The Devil's Double", I liked it alot. Its about the guy in Iraq in the 80's who was forced to be the double of Uday Hussein. I thought it was really good. Not sure how much is true.
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Post by: Bacchus on April 09, 2012, 11:03:31 AM
even the lead chick in Suckerpunch wasn't all that attractive really
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Post by: Duke Scoob on April 09, 2012, 03:26:43 PM
Watched Secretariat.  Great flick.  Awesome horse!
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Post by: Great One on April 19, 2012, 04:19:22 AM
After reading another Nick Horny book, I was going to read 'High Fidelity', as he's not only a great writer, but I've enjoyed watch the film adaptation twice.

But I think I'm just going to watch the film again, and read the book. Can't contain my interest long enough, at the moment!
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Post by: vega1 on April 22, 2012, 06:51:32 PM
Saw a couple movies recently:

- "The Three Musketeers"... wow, what a crap film this is. Milla Jovovich couldn't quite pull off her role, lets face it, shes not a good actress at the best of times, but in this... yeesh. Which brings us to everyone else in this... horrible.

- "Trespass" with Cage and Kidman. Meh, seemed to keep having more potential than it was living up to. Not that great, but could have been worse I guess... especially when compared to the 3 musketeers.

- "Trust" found this on netflix streaming, about a young girl who gets in an on-line relationship with what turns out to be a much older man that goes horribly awry (go figure). Was OK actually I thought.
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Post by: Bacchus on April 23, 2012, 06:21:31 PM
just watched Captain America. it was stupid. the only good thing about it was Agent Smith playing Smith
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Post by: Great One on April 26, 2012, 08:58:41 AM
Watched 'About a boy' last night, and 'Blue Valentine' tonight. Both were worth watching...took quite a disliking to the latter more so.
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Post by: vega1 on April 28, 2012, 06:00:47 PM
Watched "The Help" last night. I liked it, thought it was good. Bryce Dallas Howard is hot IMHO, and so is Emma Stone usually (not so much in this though).
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Post by: Great One on May 05, 2012, 11:22:09 PM
Watched 'the Avengers' yesterday. Hard to say much about this film, really. Feel sorry for reviewers. It's an amazing action film, etc.

Go see it.
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Post by: vega1 on May 06, 2012, 09:28:08 PM
Looking forward to seeing that (Avengers).

Watched "Darkest Hour" on Friday. Had heard it was pretty bad so I really wasn't expecting much, and that's exactly what I got, not very much. So I guess it was OK since it was exactly what i expected.
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Post by: Edhelur on May 12, 2012, 05:38:07 AM
Avengers was pretty f**king awesome, yup.
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Post by: Bacchus on May 13, 2012, 07:03:07 PM
watched X-Men Origins yesterday. thought it was decent enough
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Post by: Great One on May 13, 2012, 07:16:47 PM
Watched 'Red' yesterday. Surprisingly good. Enjoyed Malkovich the most of the cast.
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Post by: vega1 on May 13, 2012, 08:45:23 PM
Watched "Haywire" yesterday. I liked it, Gina Carano is quite easy on the eyes as well as being pretty good at kicking ass.
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Post by: James on May 14, 2012, 09:31:38 PM
Watched The Avengers this past Saturday.

The film's slow start muddled things from the outset, but I have come to expect pacing issues from comics adaptations, so there was no surprise there. At the very least, it did not reach the heights of terrible pacing that Captain America managed. I could complain about the balance of the team toward the end of the film, but what's the point? It was a very good movie, far better than any of the ones that led into it, and should probably get some kudos for not falling into the some of the bad habits that made up those preceding films.

For instance, I was very happy to find that two minor discoveries early on in the film did not eventually prove vital to defeating the villain/saving the day (Iron Man 1&2). There was no romantic subplot hammered in for no good reason (Thor). The army wasn't thrown at Bruce Banner/The Hulk for over two hours of tedious action/sullen acting (obvious). No dance numbers (Captain America).

And you know what, let's go ahead and praise the writers and Mark Ruffalo for finally providing a compelling Bruce Banner/Hulk. It is nice to see him not being chased by the military for once and even nicer to see a measure of gravity applied to what he can do once he goes green. There is a sense of fear and awe surrounding the character... and, of course, humor at times. He stole the show and that's hard to do when the best dialogue is being mainlined into Stark.
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Post by: Edhelur on May 17, 2012, 03:45:24 AM
Watched Red Cliff part 1 last night. Joey and I were taking 'bets' on what random scene would come in next. Hey, in a film where there's a scene about fanning the f**king pigeons to dry them off after a bath, you can expect a lot. (Not a euphemism. Actual fans and actual pigeons). No flower arranging scenes yet, but there is a part 2!

Admittedly it was pretty... but six hours of pretty is.. kind of a lot.
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Post by: Great One on May 25, 2012, 05:15:46 PM
Watched "Haywire" yesterday. I liked it, Gina Carano is quite easy on the eyes as well as being pretty good at kicking ass.
Yep, watched this the other day. Liked it. I did feel like the film could've offered a bit more, though.

Also, watched 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy', which sucked. Sucked, I tell ya! Sucked.
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Post by: Great One on May 25, 2012, 05:20:35 PM
Watched "Ip Man" last night and thought it was excelent.

It's a semi-biographical account of the life of Bruce Lee's mentor during the Japanese occupation of China and master of the Wing Chun martial art. There appears to be some factual controversy, but I can't comment on that since I don't know the truth.

Any one else?
Actually just watched this last week. Talking about what what a travesty and great disappointment Red Cliff was, and so had this recommended to me. Not sure if I really dug it, though it had some bright sides to it. Such as the performance of the lead actor. The film itself was fairly formulaic, though.
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Post by: Aurian on May 25, 2012, 08:39:32 PM
My boyfriend took me to the drive in for mother's day. I saw Dark Shadows and The Lucky One.  Both were enjoyable for a date night but other than that i could have easy waited for them to air on tv.
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Post by: vega1 on May 28, 2012, 04:12:54 PM
Saw "Columbiana", was OK, I liked it.

Also saw "In Time", which kind of p**sed me off actually, another example of why most people think Science Fiction is stupid. Timberlakes acting is stretched to the limit here, he even gets to yell "Nooooooooooooooo!!!!!!" while
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holding his Mother who just died.
 Its based on a premise that's been covered numerous times in sci fi literature (the nature of worth, currency, class systems, etc.) many times with intelligence, gravity, and wit. Unfortunately here its just stupid. Its like they took Logan's Run, mashed it with Titanic, and added a Thug with an English accent just for good measure. Just horrible.
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Post by: Great One on May 28, 2012, 05:24:34 PM
You're mad for even picking that one up, Vega!

Last film I watched was 'Hanna', which was a fine little flick. Enjoyed it immensely. Had a couple bones to pick with aspects of the story, mostly in terms of plot direction, but not really worth quibbling about. Glad I watched it.

Also watched a couple like 'Zombieland' and 'Super', that I had avoided up until now, and kind of wish I had ignored further.
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Post by: James on May 28, 2012, 06:59:49 PM
Zombieland is f**king great.

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The Muppets - Pretty good.

The Darkest Hour - Not at all good.

Paranormal Activity 3 - This is getting old now. They were trying way too hard toward the end.

The Adventures of Tintin - Bursting with kinetic energy, which made it sort of awesome. Too bad the rest of the film dragged it down to just sort of decent.


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Post by: Great One on May 28, 2012, 07:19:34 PM
Best part of Zombieland was Bill Murray being shot. Other than that, don't really see what was so great about it. Harrelson being Harrelson, hot girl being hot girl, Garfield being Cera v.2. Even the rules system has been done before, and characters making stupid decisions (like at the end, jeopardising their lives/blatantly bringing on the film's end). Just didn't do it for me. Zombie films have that affect on me, and the comedy variety are even worse.
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Post by: vega1 on May 29, 2012, 03:01:39 AM
Kinda surprised you didn't like it, I thought "Zombieland" was pretty good. I liked "Hanna" quite a bit as well.


Went to see "The Avengers" today, loved it... didn't LOVE it, but I did love it. I'm not a comic book guy, so I was a bit confused about some of the characters. The guy with the arrows is kind of lame, I don't remember the Hulk being so incredibly unstoppable, has he always been that way?

Anyway, really good.
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Post by: Great One on June 03, 2012, 08:12:40 AM
Just watched 'Biutiful', starring the ever-consistent, Javier Bardem. Excellent film. Loved it.
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Post by: Bacchus on June 08, 2012, 09:58:12 AM
watched Moneyball yesterday. thought it was really good
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Post by: Great One on June 08, 2012, 07:08:13 PM
'Prometheus'. Incredible. Went to the midnight showing, which was pretty fun. Don't usually do that kind of thing. Very suitable for the material.
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Post by: vega1 on June 11, 2012, 01:41:39 PM
'Prometheus'. Incredible. Went to the midnight showing, which was pretty fun. Don't usually do that kind of thing. Very suitable for the material.

Went to see "Prometheus" last night and absolutely loved it. Really liked both Noomi Rapace and Charleze Theron in this. Will definitely be watching it again once it comes out on disk.
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Post by: Great One on June 11, 2012, 07:30:45 PM
Michael Fassbender had the best performance of the cast, IMO. He's my favourite actor to emerge over the last few years.
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Post by: vega1 on June 11, 2012, 11:48:32 PM
Michael Fassbender had the best performance of the cast, IMO. He's my favourite actor to emerge over the last few years.
Agree, he was really good (he was good in "Inglorious Basterds" too). I was a minority in the group of people where I work that liked the movie. Most thought the plot holes and character behavior inconsistencies too big to get past. I must admit, even I had a little trouble with some of these. But all in all I still thought it was fantastic.
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Post by: Great One on June 14, 2012, 05:56:58 AM
'Midnight in Paris'.

Surprisingly good. Not a huge fan of Woody Allen's, or Owen Wilson, for that matter, but this was well done.
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Post by: Bacchus on July 01, 2012, 12:18:30 AM
watched Kingdom of Heaven. never saw it before and always wanted to. it was on tv today, so gave it a shot. wasn't bad
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Post by: vega1 on July 02, 2012, 07:32:46 PM
Watched "Jeff who lives at home". It was OK I guess, but felt to me like it was trying too hard. It was interesting (maybe only to me) to see Jason Segel play this character after the characters he's played in "I love you man", "How I met your mother", and "Forgetting Sarah Marshall". I like Ed Helms as well so that helped.
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Post by: Kikori on July 03, 2012, 02:24:56 AM
Prometheus. 3D. IMAX. Third-biggest screen in the world. Awesome. Returning there to see Rises in a few weeks. Awesome. I'm just trying to be a better person: My name is Kiks.
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Post by: Great One on July 03, 2012, 06:22:33 AM
Been watching a ton of stuff of late. Hard to keep up. Latest being 'Attack the Block', 'J Edgar', and 'Gone Baby Gone'; not to mention rewatching the Alien films, among others.

I found 'Attack the Block' the most surprising of the bunch. Very well done, especially considering the production level.
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Post by: Bacchus on July 04, 2012, 11:36:39 PM
got sucked into Independence day. rather enjoyed it
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Post by: vega1 on July 05, 2012, 03:06:51 AM
Saw "The Amazing Spider Man" today. I liked it, kind of hokey at times, and I still kept wondering why the need to redo it so quickly. However, I thought Garfield and Emma Stone had good chemistry (mostly due to Emma Stone's chops IMHO) and I thought the story moved along pretty well. Overall I thought it was pretty good.
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Post by: vega1 on July 07, 2012, 05:30:07 PM
Watched "Crazy Stupid Love" last night and was really surprised by it. It was very different than I expected and I really liked it alot. I would recommend it.
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Post by: Bacchus on July 07, 2012, 09:49:52 PM
my girl watched PS I Love You. had to endure it next to her. it wasn't even as bad as i pretended it to be even though there was an abundance of irish in it
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Post by: Alrin on July 08, 2012, 06:20:32 AM
Watched The Guard today, the debut film from John McDonagh, brother of Martin (who brought us the wonderful In Bruges). It was awesome. Why had nobody told me of this film before?! (I'm looking at you, Irish Joe!)
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Post by: Great One on July 08, 2012, 06:29:14 AM
I've mentioned it on here, mate. Watched it a few months back.

http://www.hallofworlds.info/just-conversation/what-movies-have-you-watched-recently/msg101327/#msg101327

Loved it. Not sure why I didn't big it up more.
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Post by: Bacchus on July 08, 2012, 01:44:12 PM
watched 3:10 to Yuma yesterday. loved it
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Post by: vega1 on July 08, 2012, 08:59:41 PM
A couple martinis and "Attack the Block" made for a fun night last night.
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Post by: ButtSlappingPirate on July 08, 2012, 10:26:58 PM
I watched "The Color of Magic" and "The Hogfather" yesterday, back to back.
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Post by: Great One on July 17, 2012, 02:05:28 AM
Re-watched 'the Fountain' there. Simply great film. One of my all-time favourites. Marvelous.
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Post by: Kikori on July 19, 2012, 10:14:27 AM
My opinion on Rises. No actual spoilers.

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RISES WAS AWESOME! This text praise expresses about a quintillionth of my raw emotions over the movie. See it or your punishment will be more severe.
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Post by: James on July 19, 2012, 02:55:31 PM
As I said, spoil that shit.
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Post by: Alrin on July 20, 2012, 09:33:05 AM
Yeah, it was pretty good.
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Post by: Kikori on July 20, 2012, 11:43:33 AM
Shit. I sincerely hope Joey and Ave were not at the cinema that got shot up. Absolutely horrible.

http://www.birminghammail.net/news/top-stories/2012/07/20/ten-shot-dead-at-batman-the-dark-knight-rises-premiere-in-denver-colorado-reports-97319-31435689/
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Post by: Bacchus on July 20, 2012, 02:34:18 PM
watched Batman Begins yesterday. wasn't too impressed. Bale's Batman-voice is got on my nerves too fast
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Post by: James on July 20, 2012, 04:18:44 PM
Boulder looks to be about twenty miles outside of Denver and a bit further from Aurora, where the shooting actually occurred, so I would assume that they would hit up a closer theater.

There is also this:

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It's not out here until midnight on Thursday. We'll be going Friday night.

So they wouldn't be going to see it until later tonight.
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Post by: Bacchus on July 20, 2012, 04:22:31 PM
yeah kiks, pay a little attention will ya
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Post by: Great One on July 20, 2012, 07:08:03 PM
Yeah, we're fine. Plenty of screenings here to suit our needs. Tonight's will be the 27th. They had about 10 up and running at the same time last night...
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Post by: vega1 on July 20, 2012, 10:58:11 PM
I actually grew up in Aurora, sad news.

I just got back from the Batman movie. I really liked it alot. especially the bad guy Bane. Wasn't sure how the mask thing would turn out, comparisons to darth vader and all, but his delivery is great I thought. Anyway, I liked it alot even if it is a bit longish.
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Post by: Alrin on July 21, 2012, 07:03:36 AM
watched Batman Begins yesterday. wasn't too impressed. Bale's Batman-voice is got on my nerves too fast
I loved Batman Begins. Unlike the sequels it didn't have one character dominating the screen, but instead contained a wealth of easter eggs for the hardcore Batman fan.

As for Bale, he was one of the weaker aspects of the entire trilogy. I've made no secret of the fact that I'm no fan of his work and he was totally upstaged by Ledger in TDK and again by Hardy in DKR.
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Post by: Great One on July 21, 2012, 09:13:42 AM
watched Batman Begins yesterday. wasn't too impressed. Bale's Batman-voice is got on my nerves too fast
I loved Batman Begins. Unlike the sequels it didn't have one character dominating the screen, but instead contained a wealth of easter eggs for the hardcore Batman fan.

As for Bale, he was one of the weaker aspects of the entire trilogy. I've made no secret of the fact that I'm no fan of his work and he was totally upstaged by Ledger in TDK and again by Hardy in DKR.
I think that's due to direction more than anything. Nolan understands that the audience is pre-set to root for their/our champion, Batman, and so it would defeat the point to elevate him any further than he already is set. Just my opinion.

Anyway, I loved the film. Bar one aspect, near the end...

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al Ghul's daughter's reveal. She hates her daddy, and then daddy dies, so she suddenly loves him again and will do all she can to uphold his masterful plan(s)? f**king bullshit.


But whatevs. Superb film. Can't believe Boulder's paper gave it 2 stars.
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Post by: Alrin on July 21, 2012, 10:22:48 AM
In fact, the more I think about it the more I have to applaud Nolan for his masterful handling of Batman's Rogues Gallery. If I cast my mind back to the Burton/Schumacher films, one of the low points, for mine, were the villains. While Nicholson's Joker was decent enough, it was all downhill from there (Cobblepot's bizarre mutation, Two Face drinking from two glasses at once, Ahnold as Fries, et al.). In fact, I think Jim Carrey as the Riddler was probably the best of the bunch, and you know you're grasping when that's your high water mark.

Nolan, however, never missed a beat. Cillian Murphy was an inspired choice for Crane, Neeson hit all the right notes as Ra's, we all know how magnificent Ledger was as the Joker, and while Harvey Dent's story arc faltered a bit, Eckhart was another piece of inspired casting. Hardy was amazing as Bane (so much so that his sheer presence had enough impact that I got past my inability to understand his every third word). And when the reveal Joey mentioned above finally happened, well, I found her absolute intensity to be genuinely terrifying. Even when the script let them down -- and there were times in all three films when it did -- each of the actors did their character justice.
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Post by: Great One on July 21, 2012, 08:10:52 PM
Also, anyone got any opinions on:

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Robin. I thought Levitt's character would be left to the imagination, and mine was coming up with Nightwing. But then, doesn't Robin become Nightwing, anyway?
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Post by: Bacchus on July 21, 2012, 08:31:17 PM
yeah, black spoiler boxes are awesome
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Post by: Great One on July 21, 2012, 09:42:52 PM
You just wish you could be put in a black box, baz.
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Post by: Kikori on July 22, 2012, 08:16:55 AM
Anyway, I loved the film. Bar one aspect, near the end...

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al Ghul's daughter's reveal. She hates her daddy, and then daddy dies, so she suddenly loves him again and will do all she can to uphold his masterful plan(s)? f**king bullshit.


But whatevs. Superb film. Can't believe Boulder's paper gave it 2 stars.

Boulder's paper is ridic. I should go and take that shit over with my awesome journalising powers. Then we'll se what's 2 stars, bitches.

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Totally called the Talia jive from day one. "Oh no, she's a completely new character," he says. "f**k you, Nolan," I says. "She's Talia. Do I look like I HAVEN'T been treating Batman as a religion since I was 5?! N**ga please." As for her love hate relaionship with The Demon's Head, I have to say it kinda holds true. Talia is always portrayed as hating on Daddy one minute, then being his most loyal servent the next. Bitch be trippin'.


Excuse the homie talk. Been hanging out with my cousin and she brings it out of me.

In fact, the more I think about it the more I have to applaud Nolan for his masterful handling of Batman's Rogues Gallery. If I cast my mind back to the Burton/Schumacher films, one of the low points, for mine, were the villains. While Nicholson's Joker was decent enough, it was all downhill from there (Cobblepot's bizarre mutation, Two Face drinking from two glasses at once, Ahnold as Fries, et al.). In fact, I think Jim Carrey as the Riddler was probably the best of the bunch, and you know you're grasping when that's your high water mark.

Nolan, however, never missed a beat. Cillian Murphy was an inspired choice for Crane, Neeson hit all the right notes as Ra's, we all know how magnificent Ledger was as the Joker, and while Harvey Dent's story arc faltered a bit, Eckhart was another piece of inspired casting. Hardy was amazing as Bane (so much so that his sheer presence had enough impact that I got past my inability to understand his every third word). And when the reveal Joey mentioned above finally happened, well, I found her absolute intensity to be genuinely terrifying. Even when the script let them down -- and there were times in all three films when it did -- each of the actors did their character justice.


Couldn't have said it better myself. I reckon you're right about the Riddler, Al. I reckon if you gave Carey another crack at it now, under a decent director, like Nolan, he'd nail it. Actually had this conversation, as you do, at the Rises opening. Returns was on TV right before, so heaps of people were talking about the old movies.  Wanted to tear shreds off some dick who said Burton's portrayal of the Penguin was more accurate to the comics. In fact, there was a lot of misinformation being peddled that night. Idiots who jumped on Nolan's dick and became "all-of-a-sudden" Batman experts. Bloody posers.
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Post by: Alrin on July 22, 2012, 10:34:31 AM
I was actually thinking about who I'd cast in various roles yesterday. I certainly wouldn't change any of Nolan's picks. I stumbled upon a few fan-castings and here are a couple of highlights:

Black Mask - Mark Strong
The Riddler - Sharlto Copley
Victor Zsasz - Ben Foster
The Penguin - Philip Seymour Hoffman

All four of those picks blow my mind in just how amazing they could be.

The one impossible casting, for me, was Selina Kyle/Catwoman. I despise Anne Hathaway and want her replaced in my dream cast, but I have no idea who I'd replace her with. I've given it hours of thought and got no closer to an answer.
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Post by: Kikori on July 22, 2012, 02:09:09 PM
Hmmm.

I'd have to have a think about who I would have like to have seen, villain and character wise, and who I would cast.

And while she doesn't have the acting chops for a Nolan film, I always thought, aesthetically, that Ashley Scott would make a perfect Catwoman.
Her Huntress in BOP was VERY Selina. She looks the part. And you don't really need acting chops to play Selina. Not to take anything away from Hatheway, who played her part (hehe) - but she hardly stole the show, like some pre-Rises articles would have you believe. We had Hardy for that. But Catwoman isn't exactly a tough character to play and in this instance should not have been a show-stealer anyway. I imagine Anne's instructions would have been "Be sexy, be sassy to the Bat-guy, and be as nonchalantly anti-hero as you can possibly manage. Apart from that, stay out of the way".

(http://www.starburstmagazine.com/images/june2011/ashleyscott.jpg)

She's hot.

Let's just thank God there was absolutely no truth in this little gem: http://techland.time.com/2010/04/01/michael-cera-riddler/
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Post by: James on July 26, 2012, 11:55:21 PM
"I think you're constipated, in your f**king soul... I think you might have a really big load of grumpy petrified poop up your soul's ass."
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Post by: Alrin on July 27, 2012, 02:44:54 AM
Love that movie so, so much.

I recently watched 30 Minutes or Less. It was okay. It was nice and short and killed 80 minutes for me. Which was exactly what I wanted.

I also watched Attack the Block. It was f**king awesome. That is all.
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Post by: Great One on July 27, 2012, 03:05:30 AM
Ya, I liked 'Attack the Block'. Kind of surprised it's been so well received. The guy behind it certainly has a future in the industry, though. Apparently, he's doing an adaptation of Neal Stephenson's 'Snow Crash'. Never read anything by the guy, but here's hoping.


And as for me, just watched 'Warrior'. Epic film. I preferred 'the Fighter' more, of recent years, but this had something a little more grounded, gritty and realistic to it.
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Post by: James on August 05, 2012, 09:15:57 PM
Watched Lockout earlier this evening. Guy Pearce as a sarcastic prick knocking out one-liner after one-liner makes up for the terrible special effects and bland story. Very much enjoyed it.
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Post by: ButtSlappingPirate on August 08, 2012, 12:10:00 AM
I got bored and watched 'man on a mission', and Richard Garriot's paid ride into space.

Incredibly detailed, but the guy himself is a freaking soulless nerd, it's a pity that this situation never seems to happen with anyone who's actually a bit dynamic, because the Space race really could use an all-new P.T. Barnum right now.

It looks like I'm going to have to be that guy.
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Post by: Great One on August 08, 2012, 08:36:10 AM
'Pontypool'. What a f**king great little film. McHattie is the main guy in it, and without him, the film would've been on it's knees 10 minutes in. As it is, he shines and we have my favourite 'B' film of all time.
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Post by: Alrin on August 08, 2012, 09:12:27 AM
I f**king told you this yonks ago. It falters in the third act and is STILL better than 99% of other shit out there.
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Post by: Edhelur on August 20, 2012, 04:20:20 AM
Jackie Chan's "Little Big Soldier" on in the background, for the second time. A peasant soldier takes a wounded enemy general captive (they're the last two survivors of a big battle), journey + tentative friendship ensues.
I'm screencapping some of the rather beautiful landscape shots, and didn't bother to switch to English dub (which we did last night simply for ease... it's not really that subtle a film). I'm wondering if I really was paying attention so poorly, or the translation was so bad, or something -- but there are some entire scenes that I seem to have missed in the first watching. Weird.

Best exchange (while two men are falling off a cliff, one holding a small branch and the other holding previous guy's ankle):
"Let go, it won't hold both of us!"
"But I'll fall!"
"I'll make it up to you later!!"
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Post by: Alrin on August 21, 2012, 08:55:18 AM
Finally watched The Avengers yesterday. Was good. The bit that made me completely nerd out was a 3-second piece of that 45-minute battle sequence at the end in which Cap deflects Tony's repulsor rays.

Also watched Cabin in the Woods yesterday (making yesterday quite the Joss Whedon fan day 'round these parts) and it was ridiculously crazy.
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Post by: Great One on August 22, 2012, 07:13:30 AM
Watched 'Lockout' there. Made me want to see a Takeshi Kovacs adaptation.
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Post by: Edhelur on August 23, 2012, 04:29:08 AM
Finally dragged my mum downstairs to watch 'In Bruges'. I liked it. She liked it. My dad liked it, although he thought it was a travelogue before ... well, before it turned out to not be a travelogue.
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Post by: Bacchus on August 23, 2012, 11:59:21 PM
it is just one big commercial for Bruges though. wonderful city to be in still.

just watched The Da Vinci Code. being a art historian, in one of the first classes i took on uni one of my teachers said that we should stay away from that conspiracy filth, and i did till this time. but after reading some books on Da Vinci i was tempted to see what it was about, also after becoming somewhat of an expert on paintings of the last supper. but couldn't be arsed to read the book so went for the film. from an art historical perspective it was utter rubbish. its one of those Exit-through-the-gift-shop-moments. i just wish it was all true, but it is not. the movie had nothing exciting going either
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Post by: Kikori on August 24, 2012, 10:40:56 AM
Watched Adywan's remastered Star Wars. Awesomes.
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Post by: vega1 on August 26, 2012, 03:42:10 PM
Watched "Wrath of the Titans".... crap

Also watched "Young Adult" in which Charlize Theron plays a really interesting character (I thought). Its supposed to be a comedy, and it has its funny moments, but her character has some very serious issues an there's some very awkward moments. She's narcissistic, borderline psychotic, OCD, alcoholic, manipulative, suffers from depression, and is generally unlikable as a person. 

I think this would have been a disaster if they had gone with a lesser actress (such as for example Cameron Diaz). Theron as someone both beautiful (required for the character) and able to pull off a really dark side did an excellent job. I thought she really pulled it off well.
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Post by: Bacchus on September 07, 2012, 08:09:43 PM
watched The Hunger Games yesterday. could've been better
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Post by: vega1 on September 09, 2012, 05:57:53 AM
watched The Hunger Games yesterday. could've been better

Just watched it tonight, I agree. It was OK, not great, but OK.
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Post by: Great One on September 09, 2012, 06:22:19 AM
Most over-hyped, blatantly ripped off, piece of garbage that has ever went to the Big Screen, IMO.
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Post by: Bacchus on September 09, 2012, 12:43:00 PM
thought the actress looked pretty hot, which is always a plus. but i'm disappointed with the ending and the actual fighting/ game aspect of it. the buildup to it was pretty decent. the winner of the game didn't actually do a whole lot of killing, and that bugged me.
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Post by: Myddrun on September 10, 2012, 01:22:13 PM
watched The Hunger Games yesterday. could've been better

Just watched it tonight, I agree. It was OK, not great, but OK.

Ditto. I read GO's response but I've not seen anything recent to compare it too. Would that be Battle Royal by any chance?
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Post by: Great One on September 10, 2012, 05:28:59 PM
Yeah, it's Battle Royale, with less violence, and a crap, cop-out, ending. Enjoy. More are to follow.
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Post by: Myddrun on September 11, 2012, 09:58:16 AM
May be it will get better.

Like Twilight.....  :elf_gloop:
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Post by: Alrin on September 11, 2012, 11:22:47 AM
Finally watched Prometheus. What a boring piece of utterly pointless shite. My one line review: "I'd rather do my taxes than watch that film again."
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Post by: vega1 on September 11, 2012, 03:55:03 PM
Finally watched Prometheus. What a boring piece of utterly pointless shite. My one line review: "I'd rather do my taxes than watch that film again."

Hmmm, I liked it.  :ashamed:
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Post by: Great One on September 11, 2012, 08:31:22 PM
Finally watched Prometheus. What a boring piece of utterly pointless shite. My one line review: "I'd rather do my taxes than watch that film again."
Baffling.
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Post by: Great One on September 12, 2012, 10:48:07 PM
Watched 'Salmon fishing in the Yemen', 'Winter's Bone', and 'Cider house rules'. Good films, one and all.
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Post by: Edhelur on September 16, 2012, 01:33:14 AM
And Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. They're so damn... little, and cute!

Why did I never get my letter??
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Post by: vega1 on September 16, 2012, 05:07:25 PM
Watched "Snow White and the Huntsman". Was barely passable I guess, but only due to Charlize Theron who proved once again she can do well no matter what role is thrown a her. Kristen Stewart used her only two facial expressions (confused, and utterly confused) to little effect. The Thor guy was wooden and shallow. My 12 yo daughter liked it, so there you go.
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Post by: James on September 18, 2012, 10:25:56 AM
Just finished Cabin in the Woods. Mostly awesome, but the final twenty minutes stray away from the tone of the movie and are the weakest of the film. The finish puts us back on track, re-establishing the tone, but it is not enough to keep it from feeling flat and unsatisfying. Very much enjoyed it though.
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Post by: Great One on September 22, 2012, 08:55:26 PM
Seen a lot of films this year (well over a hundred), but 'the Raid: Redemption' is up there as one of the best. Quality stuff.
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Post by: Great One on September 24, 2012, 06:42:41 PM
'Cabin in the Woods' was interesting. I've watched it once, and I'm looking forward to sitting down and watching it again. One of those flicks...it was pretty cool in some parts, but I didn't really like it wholly.

Also re-watched 'the Godfather'. Such an incredible piece of cinema...comfortably in my top 5 of all time.
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Post by: Great One on September 25, 2012, 06:57:29 AM
Anyone see this yet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman:_The_Dark_Knight_Returns_%28film%29

I just finished the first part. Have to admit, I am pretty disappointed with it.
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Post by: Edhelur on October 01, 2012, 07:15:23 AM
Just watched "Holy Water," (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1292652/) (also titled "Hard Times") which was definitely a doofy little comedy worth a few giggles but not a whole lot more. You know how you can tell some songs and stories and movies are built backwards from one plot point? This was one. Four enterprising young(ish) guys from an Irish village decided to make some money by hijacking a truck full of Viagra, which is apparently made in County Cork (really), and end up contaminating the water supply. I've seen raunchier comedies, and more comedic raunchiness, but so be it. Not displeased.
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Post by: Alrin on October 01, 2012, 11:29:00 PM
Anyone seen Looper? I think I'll go see it today after I drop the missus at work.

UPDATE: I went to the cinemas this afternoon, not remembering it was school holidays. I fled swiftly upon encountering about 700 pre-teens.
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Post by: Great One on October 02, 2012, 12:41:28 AM
Just haven't found a time to see it, yet. I do really want to...hopefully some time this week. I've heard (and seen) enough to have my interest secured.

Anyway, in terms of watching movies. I watched 'Kill List' today. British horror film that was well done. I didn't really like it-like it, but it's worth seeing.
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Post by: Great One on October 03, 2012, 04:13:09 AM
Saw it, didn't hate, but didn't like it, either. The film's message was all wrong and I didn't appreciate the ending.

Spoiler: show
Kill mini-Hitler, damnit! Pussies.


Far too sweet and sentimental for my liking.
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Post by: James on October 03, 2012, 05:19:36 AM
From my Tumblr:

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A subscription to Netflix and long stretches of don’t-wanna-use-my-brain induced by sleep deprivation means I have watched more movies in the past few days than is typical.

Immortals - With Clash of the Titans fresh in my mind, I went into this movie expecting a steaming pile of shit and came out the other side pleasantly surprised. Maybe it is down to lowered expectations, but Immortals managed to border on halfway decent. Both the violence and mid-combat slow motion is gratuitous and, I can’t believe I am saying this, that works in favor of the flick, scoring major points in the visual department. The fighting and battles are the best parts of the film, overshadowing the poor acting and bouts of shitty writing, so those points have a lot to make up for. In other news, I spent the entire film thinking that Orlando Bloom really hadn’t aged all that well. Turns out, it was a different actor (Luke Evans). I looked at both their imdb pages and still have a hard time telling the difference.

Troll Hunter - I saw the trailer for this ages ago and found it interesting, but not interesting enough to remember for more than five minutes after. Netflix has been pushing it hard, slipping it into every category you can think of in an effort to make me watch it. You like Tucker and Dale vs Evil? You like Hobo With A Shotgun? Here’s a goddamned movie about trolls, take it! There are certainly worse troll movies they could recommend—granted, I saw them years ago, when I was young enough to be terrified of them for reasons beyond the quality.

Troll Hunter was another surprise. It is a low budget film out of Norway (having been friends with a Norwegian for nearly a decade now, I thought the only thing Norway produced was beautiful scenery and bad jokes) that is brimming with subtle humor, decent effects, and a story that’s not packed with fistfuls of stupid. As far as acting is concerned, Otto Jespersen (Hans) does a fantastic job and is responsible for most of the aforementioned humor. The rest of the crew get a good deal of complaints from reviewers about how dull they are, but I had no issue with it. These are students who spend most of their time behind the camera and I see no reason for them to be anything but dull. They serve their purpose. It is a good movie. You should watch it.

Captain America - I thought this was pretty bad when I watched it the first time and the months following hasn’t done it any favors. More than anything, the pacing in this movie is f**king god awful. It spends forever setting things up, finally delivering some action so far into the movie that the beginning is just a painful blur and then raises a middle finger to the viewer and does an asshole maneuver by flipping past the action we want to see through a motherf**king montage. And then he does a couple missions and gets himself frozen. The end.

Thor - I am left feeling, for the second time, that this would be one of Marvel’s better adaptations if only the relationship between Thor and Jane never happened. There is little chemistry to be found between the two, so the relationship comes across as a love at first sight cliche that sort of flops along to the inevitable conclusion. Meanwhile, there is some chemistry to be found between Thor and Sif that is never really explored. If there must be a romance arc in this film, she is the clear choice not only because they have spent more than five minutes together but because it means we don’t have to worry about all the stupid shit that has spawned from the Thor/Jane pairing. No Jane means no love-sick Thor cut off from Earth to up the angst, which means Thor’s sudden appearance on Earth in The Avengers (despite being cut off) isn’t a plot hole and him not bothering to visit her during or after the events of the movie doesn’t have to hang there awkward and unaddressed.
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Post by: vega1 on October 07, 2012, 04:51:03 PM
watched a few movies this weekend:

"cabin in the woods" - i was aware there was a twist in the plot before i watched it although i didn't know what it was. Good thing because i would have stopped watching after 10 minutes. Overall i thought it was good if largely campy.

"Red tails" - Oh my god... what a horrible movie. Its not like I think Lucas' involvement is an automatic boost, but damn, i'm shocked this movie even made it into theaters. Complete disregard for actual historical fact, horrible writing and acting, bad effects. Awful, just awful. Too bad because in real life its a great story.
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Post by: Edhelur on October 11, 2012, 02:20:53 AM
Snow White and the Huntsman.
Just about exactly what Vega said. Kind of what the f**k-y most of the way through, though. And I felt sorry for the horses, having to run everywhere. I guess walking horses aren't as pretty, though.

I am going to look back on these posts someday and regret the way I come across. Really, I know, it's true.
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Post by: Bacchus on October 14, 2012, 11:20:24 PM
just wtached The Pirates! In an adventure with scientists... it was truly awesome
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Post by: Edhelur on October 18, 2012, 02:45:08 AM
"Chimpanzee" from Disneynature, which sounds like a fake studio but is apparently real. Narrated by Tim Allen, this story about plucky little baby chimpanzee named Oscar, his mom, and his tribe is bound to... well. bound to make you laugh, particularly when they introduce the rival tribe, led by one "Scar". It's very Disney. Ah well.

"Goats" was f**king awesome. I want a goat. Pleeeeaase? (My mum is actually fairly in line with this idea, although we'd need to move). Basically a coming-of-age story (bildungsroman? is that what it's called?). With goats. And David Duchovny as a sort of kind of father figure, but stoned and naked a disproportionate amount of the time. Mmmmm. Naked.
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Post by: Bacchus on October 20, 2012, 03:00:13 PM
watched the Green Hornet the other day. it sucked
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Post by: Great One on October 21, 2012, 06:01:06 AM
'Pandorum'. Awesome start to my Halloween film marathon.
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Post by: Great One on October 22, 2012, 03:37:31 AM
Continuing, 'The Signal', which was more annoying than anything. I dug the style of the flick, but boy were those characters crap.

Speaking of characters, took a small intermission in the Halloween themed flicks, to watch 'Seven Psychopaths'. It was OK, not great. More like 'the Guard', than 'In Bruges', which is weird considering the other brother did it.
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Post by: vega1 on October 27, 2012, 07:57:31 PM
Watched "Safe" with Statham last night. Was passable in a 'tough guy has soft heart for young girl chased by the mob(s)' kind of way.
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Post by: Great One on October 28, 2012, 04:21:35 AM
The Ambassador: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2048877/

Great - worth a watch!

Next up, 'Ruby Sparks', and 'Safety Not Guaranteed'.
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Post by: Edhelur on October 29, 2012, 06:10:41 AM
Done both of those now....

Ruby Sparks was charming and surprisingly dark for a romcom. In a good way. Creepy, but good. The first half was kind of slow, but it picks up.
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The final scene, with Calvin clicking away on his keyboard, issuing commands, which all boil down to 'you are mine and no other's'... *shiver*


Safety Not Guaranteed gets maybe 2.5/5? It doesn't really devote itself to being any one thing, and while that could work for some, not so much here. Having two oddballs kiss at a campfire doesn't make it a "quirky romance", and while the premise mentions time travel, it's definitely not science fiction... nor particularly comedic.  And for time machines: a giant canoe, with or without a huge fan and 'spark tethers' (which just made me think of a podracer) is nowhere near as cool as a Delorean.
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Post by: Great One on October 29, 2012, 09:29:38 PM
'Ruby Sparks' was amazing. One of my favourite films. Incredibly dark for a film billed as a 'rom-com'. Paul Dano puts in a strong performance, as well, following decent shows in 'Being Flynn' and 'Looper'. He's an unusual actor, but I like him.

Highly recommend it.
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Post by: Great One on October 30, 2012, 05:02:10 AM
'Rum Diary'. Good, but not as good as 'Fear and Loathing...'

I want to get high, who's with me?!
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Post by: Great One on November 04, 2012, 04:52:35 AM
'Lars and the Real Girl'. Very good film. Gosling puts in a strong performance.
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Post by: James on November 04, 2012, 06:06:47 AM
I tried to watch The Relic this past Halloween. I was exhausted, so I made it about thirty minutes in and fell asleep. Woke up about ten minutes before the end. A shame really, but it was never a good movie. I read The Relic when I was nine and loved it, read it a couple times after that. Don't think it'd hold up anymore.
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Post by: vega1 on November 04, 2012, 04:29:58 PM
'Ruby Sparks' was amazing. One of my favourite films. Incredibly dark for a film billed as a 'rom-com'. Paul Dano puts in a strong performance, as well, following decent shows in 'Being Flynn' and 'Looper'. He's an unusual actor, but I like him.

Highly recommend it.

Watched this last night, and I liked it too. Thought Zoe Kazan was great, but mostly...

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I was very happy with the ending, which they could have really screwed up IMHO.


Anyway, yeah, it was really good.
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Post by: Edhelur on November 04, 2012, 05:55:38 PM
'Lars and the Real Girl'. Very good film. Gosling puts in a strong performance.

Very much in agreement here.
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Post by: Kikori on November 07, 2012, 09:02:04 AM
I watched the Hunger Games. It left me starving for more. Hahaha. Nah. But I didn't hate it.
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Post by: Ellia on November 08, 2012, 03:39:54 AM
I've watched quite a few movies recently. Watched all the Star Wars movies, starting with Episode IV. The music is just awesome. Also recently finished all the Indiana Jones movie, including Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. All pretty enjoyable, except I might have daydreamed through the last bit of Ark of the Covenant.  :elfgirl_grin:
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Post by: Edhelur on November 09, 2012, 05:50:24 AM
You know what's reaallly awesome? Riding a bike (or walking, to a lesser extent) at night listening to the Star Wars soundtracks. (Shortly followed by Battlestar Galactica and/or Lord of the Rings soundtracks). You can pretend that Storm Troopers/Cylons/Orcs are going to jump out at you. It's very atmospheric. :D

I think I may have opined on this already. Oh well. It's awesome.
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Post by: James on November 15, 2012, 11:48:47 PM
Tried watching The Dark Knight Rises last night and fell asleep for the final third of it. Nolan has this amazing ability to take great concepts and great actors and bring them together to create the most boring films. Can't understand the praise his Batman films get (or Inception for that matter).
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Post by: Edhelur on November 16, 2012, 05:39:20 AM
You know, I'm going to get hell for this, but I reservedly agree. They're good films, they ought to be great, I know that they're pretty well put together and very well made.... but.... they're hard to watch, especially more than once. I thought Inception was AWESOME the first time and boring as hell the second. I've seen Memento twice and liked it a lot both times, but perhaps ten years apart and in entirely different contexts (the second was for a class about consciousness), so it held up. Batman Begins was good the first, and boringly fine for the other times I've seen clips or watched bits on TV. Ah well.
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Post by: Bacchus on November 16, 2012, 11:20:57 AM
Tried watching The Dark Knight Rises last night and fell asleep for the final third of it. Nolan has this amazing ability to take great concepts and great actors and bring them together to create the most boring films. Can't understand the praise his Batman films get (or Inception for that matter).

i agree on both Batman and Inception. never quite got the big deal about the both of them
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Post by: vega1 on November 25, 2012, 08:27:10 PM
Watched a few movies recently... "Take Shelter" which was just plain weird. Not sure what to think of it. Jessica Chastain was really good in it though.

And <sigh> I watched "Battleship" and... I liked it :ashamed: .... so embarrassed.
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Post by: Edhelur on November 26, 2012, 02:35:30 AM
Take Shelter was... depressing. I mean, obviously, sad movies are sad, but that one had hardly any moments of lightheartedness AND the end was disturbing/weird/sad.
Agreed that the performances were good.

Tried to watch "Franklyn" last night, as I was in a mood for non-American accents (it's British). It's a London/Alter-London set up, (like UnLunDun or Neverwhere or, um, you get the idea), and had something to do with faithlessness in a world where everyone holds religion. It was much too confusing to start at midnight. Really beautiful sets and costumes, pretty good acting, but complicated plot with lots of pieces that don't immediately appear to be related. Will probably try again.

Also have "The Sea Inside" (a Javier Bardem film about a dying man who wants to end his own life with dignity) and "Bliss" (about a Turkish girl's evolving relationship with the cousin who is supposed to kill her for 'honor's' sake) lined up.
And "Nightmare before Christmas", "A Scanner Darkly", and "House of Wax".....

We watch too many movies. owie.
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Post by: Great One on November 30, 2012, 10:00:32 AM
'Lawless'. f**king brilliant film! One of the best of the year, comfortably.
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Post by: Bacchus on November 30, 2012, 11:06:44 AM
watched Our Idiot Brother. quite liked it
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Post by: Aurian on November 30, 2012, 06:58:46 PM
I watched "Brave". It was cute like most Disney movies are, and it's the first of the "princess" movies where she doesn't fall in love and live happily ever after. But I watch way to many Disney movies and just kept thinking of the similarities with other Disney movies. Also watched the "Muppets". Which was also cute. Aurora love it.
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Post by: vega1 on December 02, 2012, 05:45:16 PM
Friday I watched "Retreat" with Cillian Murphy which had a pretty interesting premise. A little slow at times but overall thought it was OK.

Last night I watched "Safety not guaranteed" which I liked alot actually. Found myself in serious like with Aubrey Plaza.
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Post by: Aurian on December 02, 2012, 07:25:29 PM
i really want to see "safety not guaranteed" but my boyfriend says it looks too much like a chikflik for him
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Post by: Great One on December 02, 2012, 07:41:39 PM
Not a chickflick. My only detraction from enjoying the film was the ending, which was pretty hokey. Spoiled the film.

ETA: Er, never mind. I was confusing it with Mark Duplass' other recent film 'Your Sisters Sister', which did have an odd ending. Safety's ending wasn't particularly great, either, but it was better.
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Post by: Edhelur on December 09, 2012, 02:57:29 AM
Watched/kinda-watched the Russian film "Wolfhound" the other evening. A review on the front exclaims, "Conan the Barbarian meets Lord of the Rings!". The intro was, in fact, a near shot-for-shot copy of Conan. Kind of funny, in a way. We didn't get as far as Lord of the Rings, though.
I think if we'd tried to watch it with subtitles rather than dubbed it might have been a bit more engaging. That, and if we'd tried a bit earlier in the evening.

At the same time, it was an example of the domination of American/English/Western European cinema in the world to the point of the suppression of other culture/countries films; it was made for $20mil (one of the largest budgets in Russian cinema, apparently) as compared to $270mil for the first part of The Hobbit, for instance. Apparently Wolfhound made around $40mil, and I have no doubt that The Hobbit will at least recoup its original expenditures. Moreover, even this high-budget-for-Russian film was trying to look like... an A/E/W.E. film.

All that being said, the sets were pretty cool.
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Post by: Great One on December 09, 2012, 07:51:48 AM
Watched 'Ted', which was hilarious, and 'Liberal Arts', which wasn't all that bad.
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Post by: James on December 09, 2012, 05:19:44 PM
At the same time, it was an example of the domination of American/English/Western European cinema in the world to the point of the suppression of other culture/countries films[.]

I'm not sure if you refer to the way it was filmed (shot by shot copy of Conan) or the content/influences. I can't speak for the former, not having seen the movie, but the latter stems from the immense popularity of the Conan and The Lord of the Rings books in Russia. The Lord of the Rings took off in Russia soon after it was published even in its heavily edited form and spawned lots of unofficial translations, retellings, and derivatives--which probably p**s off the Tolkien estate to no end. Russian publishers took it upon themselves to hire authors to write new Conan stories in the early nineties and published over forty volumes over the course of three years.   
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Post by: vega1 on December 09, 2012, 08:26:53 PM
Watched "Seeking a friend for the end of the world" last night. I liked it ok. The premise is of course a stretch in many ways as far as peoples behavior in that situation (IMHO). But it was good, I liked it.
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Post by: Edhelur on December 12, 2012, 03:14:59 AM
At the same time, it was an example of the domination of American/English/Western European cinema in the world to the point of the suppression of other culture/countries films[.]

I'm not sure if you refer to the way it was filmed (shot by shot copy of Conan) or the content/influences. I can't speak for the former, not having seen the movie, but the latter stems from the immense popularity of the Conan and The Lord of the Rings books in Russia. The Lord of the Rings took off in Russia soon after it was published even in its heavily edited form and spawned lots of unofficial translations, retellings, and derivatives--which probably p**s off the Tolkien estate to no end. Russian publishers took it upon themselves to hire authors to write new Conan stories in the early nineties and published over forty volumes over the course of three years.   

hm. Didn't know that, but not a bit surprised.
I was more (intending to) refer(ring) to the financial aspect, actually.


Watched The Bourne Legacy last night. It wasn't bad. Was in fact quite good, in a plot-heavy (as opposed to character-heavy) way. But it was entirely too long. I actually kept track of the time, kind of, and there was a ten minute long chase sequence towards the end. Ten minutes of motorcycles in traffic is a bit too much.
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Post by: Edhelur on December 14, 2012, 06:40:44 AM
"Five Minutes of Heaven," about the Troubles in N.Ireland; two men are supposed to meet for a filmed truth-and-reconciliation program, thirty years after one watched his brother be killed by the other over Unionist/Nationalist territorial conflict.

Very well acted; James Nesbitt and Liam Neeson are awesome. Kind of depressing? Even the final resolution left me feeling a bit.. empty-sad. Which I suppose is the point. Catharsis, in the traditional manner.
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Post by: Bacchus on December 23, 2012, 07:04:31 PM
just watched the new Total Recall. thought it was allright. the futuristic cities looked awesome
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Post by: vega1 on December 24, 2012, 05:49:17 PM
Watched "Lawless" last night. Was better than I expected.
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Post by: Edhelur on December 27, 2012, 03:06:35 PM
just watched the new Total Recall. thought it was allright. the futuristic cities looked awesome

We were watching that on the flight across the pond, and had the fantastic experience of hitting turbulence at the beginning of a fight scene. It was awesome. The plane was bouncing as the characters were in those cool hover car things...
Also, Colin Farrell is really cute.
Also, I have some mental block regarding his name, and am quite proud of myself for remembering it there.
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Post by: Kikori on December 29, 2012, 09:29:31 AM
Watched The Bus That Couldn"t Slow Down. Keanu is a horrible actor. BUt for some reason, I dig his shit. It's appaulingness has a certain level of charm.
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Post by: Edhelur on December 31, 2012, 05:20:00 PM
rewatched The Avengers last night, paying approx. 60% attention. didn't help that I don't have super- hearing. decent enough film to rewatch, not great though.
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Post by: Great One on December 31, 2012, 10:19:26 PM
Avengers is only good the once, much like a great many films these days.

On the other hand, I rewatched the mighty Lethal Weapon and it was marvellous.
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Post by: Aurian on January 02, 2013, 08:07:48 AM
Watched The Bus That Couldn"t Slow Down. Keanu is a horrible actor. BUt for some reason, I dig his shit. It's appaulingness has a certain level of charm.
Is that like the movie "SPEED" ?
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Post by: Kikori on January 02, 2013, 11:46:45 AM
Watched The Bus That Couldn"t Slow Down. Keanu is a horrible actor. BUt for some reason, I dig his shit. It's appaulingness has a certain level of charm.
Is that like the movie "SPEED" ?

Hahaha. That IS the movie Speed. It's just what Homer calls it in an episode of the Simpsons once, so I always call it that now. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsA4FnwrR7E


Watched Skyfall yesterday. Not quite sure it's the "Utimate Bond film" that many have touted it to be, but it's pretty damn cool. Really enjoyed it. Next stop Les Mis, with a chick. Hmm. I wanted to see The Hobbit, but the choice was made for me.
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Post by: Bacchus on January 04, 2013, 12:06:29 PM
perhaps you should date a different type of chicks then...

watched The Great Race the other day. a timeless classic
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