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Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Dincrest on July 29, 2007, 06:39:15 PM
Talk about your recently viewed movies here.  

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I just came back from seeing Transformers today.  It completely exceeded all my expectations (which weren't super high since I'm not a Michael Bay fan and I'm a Transformers fanboy).  This reimagining of the classic franchise gets a thumbs up in my book.  Sure some things weren't "tr00" to the Transformers I grew up with, but as a reimagining of a classic concept for a new generation, it was terrific.  

The in-movie music was good, the transforming sequences were cool, and everyone was very well cast.  Shia was great as Sam.  

I liked that they gave Bumblebee some 'tude and loads of personality.  That first scene where he
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completely destroys that VW bug Bobby Bolivia tried to sell Sam was great.  

The action sequences were amazing and I liked that Michael Bay eased up on his trademark "shaky camera" techniques, which kinda make me seasick in other Michael Bay films.  

Film was fast paced, wall to wall action, and just loads of fun.  The little  
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hacker bot that started life as a boombox in Air Force One stole the show for a lot of the audience.

I still hold my opinion that Meat Loaf's "And I would do anything for love (but I won't do that)" music video is still the best thing Michael Bay ever directed.

Next weekend, I plan to see the Simpsons movie.  I have VERY high expectations for that since I've been a Simpsons fan from day one and still think it's the greatest TV show to have ever existed.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Ashton on July 29, 2007, 10:09:07 PM
I have to admit when I first started watching Transformers I didn't like it too much, but then Optimus Prime showed up with his epic voice and his trademark quotes and the movie was a shoe in for awesomeness. Megatron vs. Optimus Prime was awesome.

The Simpsons movie was awesome. It was hilarious, well animated, hilarious, well directed, hilarious...did I mention hilarious? Anyone who says otherwise is fucking retarded.
Title: Simpsons
Post by: Sketch on July 30, 2007, 07:15:59 AM
Yeah, the Simpsons Movie for me, too. It was much, much better than I expected it to be, and managed to get a lot of laughs out of me. If you enjoy the Simpsons, you'll get a definate kick out of it.

I really can't wait to see how much money the movie makes, considering how much bloody advirtising was done to promote it.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Degolas on July 30, 2007, 03:59:03 PM
I just got back from The Simpsons movie.

It was awful. Simply awful. I actually did not laugh once. One or two things raised a smile, but man...it was just bad. So, so disappointed. I actually wish I'd never seen it.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on July 30, 2007, 11:36:58 PM
Two documentaries:

FUCK and This Film Is Not Yet Rated
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on August 02, 2007, 12:52:50 PM
Finally saw 1408.

Pretty good, but not as scary as the short story.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: CastNuri on August 02, 2007, 02:37:10 PM
Saw HP: Order of the Phoenix.

I enjoyed myself, inspite of the flaws:

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Camera angles bugged me a bit for some reason. Sirius' death was kind of a dissapointment and some bits felt incomplete.

I guess it's expected though. OotP is one of the longest books and it must've been a challenge to compress all the events into a single movie.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Ashton on August 03, 2007, 09:55:57 AM
In Pursuit of Happyness - Wonderful, wonderful movie that pulled at even my cold, dead heart strings.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Dincrest on August 03, 2007, 11:54:52 PM
I saw the Simpsons movie today.  It was good.  There were some parts that dragged, but the classic Simpsons humor was always around the corner.  

One thing still puzzles me, though.  
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Whatever happened to Spiderpig?  Maybe we'll find out in the sequel.

Spiderpig reminded me of this comic book I read as a kid called Peter Porker, an anthropomorphic pig who becomes the spectacular Spiderham.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Ashton on August 04, 2007, 01:07:27 AM
He's not Spiderpig anymore, he's Harry Plopper.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Dincrest on August 04, 2007, 01:27:33 AM
Yeah, but Spiderpig is a cooler name, and they have songs about him in the movie.  That
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operatic version of the Spiderpig song is awesome.  He will always be Spiderpig to me and my friends.  Let's just say the Spiderpig jokes, puns, and silliness were in full force when we went to a barbeque restaurant and ate pork ribs after the movie.  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider-Ham
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: CastNuri on August 04, 2007, 06:39:25 AM
Saw "The King & I" (50's) last night. I usually watch the movie production of a theatre play I've seen, to make comparisons or recall the music.

This wasn't so bad. I felt like the theatre version was more powerful (theatre versions usually are) but besides that, everything was okay. Frankly, I think that the "King & I" should be re-done. It's not as charming to modern audiences as it was back when R&H first made it.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Seultoria on August 06, 2007, 02:29:24 PM
Haven't watched a full movie in a while, but I watched about half of "Fun With Dick & Jane" and "The Waterboy" the past few days.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Dave on August 08, 2007, 08:45:54 PM
The Bourne Ultimatum.

I know there's the big gripe about it not matching with the story of the books. Fuck off. The movies ruled.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Seultoria on August 08, 2007, 09:53:57 PM
Watched half of Team America earlier, and I'll probably watch the rest tomorrow.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: V-Dawg on August 09, 2007, 05:11:11 AM
Sunshine - pretty damn awesome sci-fi flick. Too bad it's only playing in like 4 theaters in the whole fricking country.

The Simpsons Movie - after all the hype and great reviews, I thought I was going to be treated to something special. All I got was a drawn out Simpsons episode that felt like it went on forever even though it was like 70 minutes long. And not a great Simpsons episode at that (the Hank Scorpio episode is way superior to this shit). The funniest part of this was the Spiderpig bit in a trailer I saw a couple months back.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on August 11, 2007, 05:15:49 AM
The first half of Sunshine was great. Second half was rubbish.

Saw Fantastic Four 2 yesterday - despite a terrible beginning, the movie turned out to be pretty awesome. Surprisingly faithful to the comics and Galactus looked cool.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: everluck on August 12, 2007, 05:29:56 PM
Bourne Ultimatum was very entertaining. Loved the ending.

Wasn't a huge fan of the first movie, skipped the second, and am very glad I checked out the third.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: GrimReality on August 13, 2007, 12:55:57 PM
I saw 300 over the weekend.
Man, is this movie ever overrated. I loved the visuals, but that was about it. I felt NOTHING for any of the characters or their plight. The whole thing seemed like an excuse for a bloodbath. Very sterile. No emotional impact whatsoever.
I didn't hate the movie. Gerard Butler was quite good as King Leonidas. I couldn't name a single other character, though. Well, besides Xerxes, who was just...disturbing.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: ZE GRAND MASTER on August 13, 2007, 03:09:11 PM
Saw The Simpsons Movie earlier today. It was good, but not that good. The plot itself was more or less irrelevant, but I found it funnier than most of the episodes of the Simpsons I've watched - I'm not really a big fan, myself.

Now I'm in the middle of watching From Hell. I think it's okay, if slightly horrible - though that sort of goes without saying. Alan Moore probably hates it, though, as he always hates the films they make of his graphic novels.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Dincrest on August 15, 2007, 09:59:13 PM
The one thing I liked about the Simpsons movie is that it didn't try too hard to be this epic larger than life spectacle.  It was, for all intents and purposes, an extended length episode.  Ralph could have had some better lines, though.  

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We thank you Lord for this almighty penis is still my favorite part.  

Anyway, I saw Potter 5 in the theater today.  Good film.  Obviously, it's a Cliff Notes version of the book but it was good.  Helena Bonham Carter was superb as Bellatrix.  Pity she wasn't used more.  And the girl they cast as Luna... Wow!  she nailed the part and looked good doing it too.  Umbridge was probably the most vile character in the Potter mythos and they cast her well too.  She was vile.  

I loved the music in this installment.  The only think I found odd was
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towards the end when everyone was flying on thestrals.  All the thestrals were visible.  Shouldn't Ron's, Hermione's, Ginny's, and Neville's thestrals been invisible since they couldn't see them?  Only people who've seen death can see thestrals.  
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on August 16, 2007, 02:01:55 PM
Saw Stardust today with 6 other people.

3 of us liked it, four hated it. I was in the liked it crowd.

My friend beside me was watching DeNiro the whole time, saying "That's just not right".
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lyonaz on August 16, 2007, 09:21:48 PM
Watched The Bourne Ultimatum today, damn this movie kicks so much ass.
Best movie this year.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Losfer on August 17, 2007, 12:28:41 PM
Finally watched our copies of Memoirs of a Geisha and A Clockwork Orange.  The former was really good, the latter was...  Disturbing.  Good though, I liked the fucked up ending.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on August 18, 2007, 02:05:10 AM
Stardust.

What a great movie.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: CastNuri on August 18, 2007, 02:39:29 AM
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Stardust.

What a great movie.


You watched it again?

Saw The Weather Man on telly last night. It was good, very entertaining. Michael Caine's character was awesome and I actually didn't mind Nicholas Cage (considering that I only like a handful of his movies).
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Merkava on August 18, 2007, 10:38:53 PM
Rush Hour 3.

Fun as hell. I love this series. This one's my second favorite, following the original.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Superflat on August 18, 2007, 10:41:12 PM
Bourne Ultimatum was fucking awesome. I know that there are more books and that sequels will inevitably be created, so here's to hoping that they keep the quality on the same level for those.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on August 20, 2007, 08:59:32 AM
Quote from: "CastNuri"
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Stardust.

What a great movie.


You watched it again?

Saw The Weather Man on telly last night. It was good, very entertaining. Michael Caine's character was awesome and I actually didn't mind Nicholas Cage (considering that I only like a handful of his movies).


No, that was the first time I had seen it.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: CastNuri on August 20, 2007, 09:17:15 AM
Ah. It must have been great, for two seperate posts to be made about it. :P
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Tooker on August 20, 2007, 10:01:35 AM
Quote from: "Dincrest"
The only think I found odd was
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towards the end when everyone was flying on thestrals.  All the thestrals were visible.  Shouldn't Ron's, Hermione's, Ginny's, and Neville's thestrals been invisible since they couldn't see them?  Only people who've seen death can see thestrals.  


Well, you could argue that, but I'd say that
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the books and movies are all sort of from Harry's point of view, so since he's seen death, he can see them, and therefore we can see them.  Regardless, the question isn't whether WE can see the thestrals, but rather if the [i]characters[/i] can see them.  Apparently through the magic of film, we can see them whether we've seen death or not.


I saw Hot Fuzz the other day, and it was great stuff.  Anyone who liked Shaun of the Dead would probably love it.  I'm dumb, so I didn't pick up on what was happening until they gave it away.  At first, I thought that
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it definitely wasn't the supermarket guy because he was too obvious.  Then I thought
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it was everyone who works at the supermarket but no one else.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on August 20, 2007, 10:40:31 AM
Quote from: "CastNuri"
Ah. It must have been great, for two seperate posts to be made about it. :P


Nah - I was probably drunk.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: V-Dawg on August 23, 2007, 03:32:36 AM
Superbad is the funniest movie I've ever seen. That is all.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on August 28, 2007, 02:09:11 PM
Saw the Simpsons movie today.

Not as funny as Hot Fuzz - yet certainly wasn't terrible.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Losfer on August 28, 2007, 05:11:13 PM
Da Vinci Code.

Pretty fucking good!
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on August 29, 2007, 08:59:01 PM
Halloween - the remake.

And it's bad.

Uwe Boll bad.

Just reinforces my theory that remakes suck.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on September 01, 2007, 11:38:14 PM
Nudist Colony of The Dead.

It's as good as it sounds.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on September 02, 2007, 10:06:36 AM
Saw Mr. Brooks tonight and it was better than I expected.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: CastNuri on September 02, 2007, 12:41:32 PM
Saw Knotting Hill last night. It was alright. Not fantastic, but I enjoyed bits of it. Hugh Grant was adorable (unsurprisingly).
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Seultoria on September 02, 2007, 01:33:47 PM
Latest movie I've seen was Glory, and that was in History class.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Degolas on September 03, 2007, 06:43:54 AM
Has Sunshine just been released in cinemas over there, then?

I bought it yesterday on DVD, and have to agree that it's pretty good for the first half, and then really slopes off. The whole Pinbacker thing was unnecessary and, frankly, rubbish. It was a bit too Event Horizon.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Superflat on September 03, 2007, 09:07:55 AM
Superbad FTW.
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Post by: everluck on September 03, 2007, 01:32:19 PM
Perfume: Story of a Murderer.

I really liked it. Some beautiful imagery, and a very original story.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: GrimReality on September 05, 2007, 01:15:19 PM
Blades of Glory - I did NOT pick this out. Nan wanted to see it. Turned out it WAS as awful as I expected it to be.

Devils Rejects - Another bad movie. What is Rob Zombies deal with trying to get us to sympathize/cheer on the bad guys? I hear the new Halloween is just awful.

On the positive side, I have Lives of Others waiting at home to be watched, and Devils Backbone on its way.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Losfer on September 09, 2007, 10:33:18 PM
Saw a couple of movies.

Trailer Park Boys Movie: Fucking hilarious.  All of the Rush references made me happy.

Garfield: Terrible.  Which sucks, cause I love Garfield.

Spider-Man: Pretty good actually.  ...And it looks like TBS is playing it again literally after they just played it.  .....Jesus, the opening credits just started and the ending ones ARE STILL GOING.

Tomb Raider: Surprisingly good.  Well, not good as in Jesus Christ Superstar good, but good as in wow its a video game movie good.

[EDIT]

Oh yeah!  Saw Star Trek VI!  Probably the best of the non TNG movies.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on September 10, 2007, 02:31:40 AM
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Devils Rejects - Another bad movie. What is Rob Zombies deal with trying to get us to sympathize/cheer on the bad guys? I hear the new Halloween is just awful.


Wow, I fucking LOVE The Devil's Rejects.  Oh well, to each his own.  Anyway, I watched a shitload of movies this weekend.  Night of The Living Dead, Quest For the Holy Grail, Grandma's Boy, The Time Machine, Good Will Hunting.  Most of these i've seen many times before, save for The Time Machine(crap). The rest are all great IMO.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Losfer on September 10, 2007, 11:30:09 AM
Toy Story!  I liked it.  I'm not very Metal sometimes.

:(
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Post by: everluck on September 10, 2007, 11:29:12 PM
Shoot 'Em Up.

Exactly what I expected. Terrible dialogue, awful one liners, and absolutely fantastic gunfights.

It could've been called "Bullets: The Movie" or "Clive Owen Tears Shit Up" and it would've probably covered things better.

I loved it.
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Post by: Lard on September 13, 2007, 12:22:08 PM
The Bourne Ultimatum

Great stuff.
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Post by: CastNuri on September 13, 2007, 02:17:44 PM
Borrowed a DVD from the school library: "Remains of The Day", based on Kazuo Ishiguro's book and starring Anthony Hopkins as well as Emma Thompson.

It was quite good, really. The movie Stevens wasn't exactly my idea of the book Stevens, but I really enjoyed the film. It gave me almost the same emotions as reading the novel.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Vanguard on September 15, 2007, 04:26:42 PM
I watched Reefer Madness and East Side Story. The former is a black and white film made during the forties that tried to tackle marijuana. It was so ludicrously over the top you got a sense of the hysteria. East Side Story was a collection of musicals made during the Soviet era in Russia. Rather than dance, they choreographed people working and singing about Communism.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Jylan on September 16, 2007, 02:40:58 AM
My wife and I, decided to go see Dragon Wars on an impulse. We knew nothing about the movie, except it was supposed to involve giant dragons tearing stuff up in a modern day city.

It sucked. This movie is horrible, awful, terrible, no good, just very very very very bad.

Don't go see it. Do not wish your worst enemies in the world to watch this. Do not endorse it by speaking it's name in polite company. Burn any posters of it you come across, and picket your local theaters until the movie is removed.

It would be even impossible for Uwe Boll to make a movie this bad. Yes, it's really that awful.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Eusis on September 16, 2007, 02:45:27 AM
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It would be even impossible for Uwe Boll to make a movie this bad. Yes, it's really that awful.

I find this hard to believe after seeing House of the Dead. Seriously.

And... Yeah, I kinda expected that from seeing a trailer/commerical for it. I expected no good things to result from making dragons attack a city, although maybe awesomely bad things.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: GrimReality on September 17, 2007, 10:13:17 AM
Reminds me of Reign of Fire. God, was that awful. Cool looking dragons, though. Don't you check reviews, man? At least take 30 seconds and ck Rotten Tomatoes.
I've seen:

The Devils Backbone - Guillermo Del Toro movie. Pretty good, although it was certainly not a "scary" movie like some reviews suggested. Just a good story. I'd almost compare it to Pans Labyrinth. Similar setting and tone. I liked a Pans a bit more, though.

The Lives of Others - Coincidentally, this movie won best foreign film of the year last year, over Pans labyrinth. Very good movie.  Kinda scary to think that governments can do what they do in this movie. Made me wonder about what goes on in the US nowadays, in the name of "safety".
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Post by: Jylan on September 17, 2007, 12:05:37 PM
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Reminds me of Reign of Fire. God, was that awful. Cool looking dragons, though. Don't you check reviews, man? At least take 30 seconds and ck Rotten Tomatoes.
I've seen:


Normally I do, but my wife and I were out shopping and decided on a whim to go watch this. Neither of us had really seen or heard anything about it.

Eusis, while I have not seen House of the Dead, i have seen Bloodrayne. I would nominate that for an Academy award prior to recommending Dragon Wars to anyone.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on September 18, 2007, 08:07:15 AM
I'm about to go see the full length cut of Death Proof.

We're not getting GrindHouse in theatres here.

(I loves theatres with free net to kill time!)

And.........that was quite good.

Talky, in places, but you come to expect that from Tarantino. Overall, worth watching. And I had the theatre to myself!
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Post by: Krelian on September 19, 2007, 07:28:29 AM
Planet terror, just amazing stuff xDDD. I love it
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Post by: Serene Prophet on September 21, 2007, 06:26:57 PM
Death Proof- Honestly, I didnt get it.  To me it was just a movie about cars, girls, and some screwed up guy.  No real plot to it or anything in my opinion.  Lame.

Resident Evil Extinction- What you'd expect it to be.  Overall I enjoyed it.  It was fun, not deep or Emmy winning or anything, but I didnt expect it to be.  They sorta ended it in a continuation way, so we may see more, which is fine by me.  I know most peoples complaints are at least that it isnt JUST LIKE the game, and its like...its not supposed to be, its only BASED ON, that does not mean exactly like.  I dont think people get that, haha.  Anyways, yeah.
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Post by: Superflat on September 22, 2007, 12:26:17 AM
I finally got around to watching children of men and damn if it isn't one of the best movies I've seen in a while.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Sketch on September 24, 2007, 01:51:46 AM
I went to a showing of Shoot 'Em Up, which was beyond awesome.

You know you're in for one hell of a ride when Clive Owen shoves a carrot into a dude's mouth and out the back of his head within the first ten minutes of the movie. :P
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Post by: everluck on September 24, 2007, 09:56:32 AM
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I finally got around to watching children of men and damn if it isn't the best movie I've seen in ever.

fixed.
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Post by: Lard on September 26, 2007, 01:30:02 AM
I saw Resident Evil Extinction.

Cheesy, cheesy crapness.

Though not as bad as Halloween.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Serene Prophet on October 02, 2007, 03:28:57 PM
Planet Terror.

Hilariously fun, cheesy as well, but just plain gross fun.  Definitely makes up for the crap that was Deathproof.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on October 02, 2007, 07:24:08 PM
Shockwaves

it's all about the zombie Nazis!!
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: sandiny0ursh0es on October 05, 2007, 03:20:03 PM
Saw 300 for the first time last night. I was disappointed in the end, I guess it got hyped up a bit much for me. Plus, I feel like I had to experience it in the theaters.


Regardless, I didn't think the action was that great. In fact, I thought it was mediocre at best. I enjoyed the story a good deal though.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Degolas on October 05, 2007, 05:02:32 PM
Quote from: "sandiny0ursh0es"
Saw 300 for the first time last night. I was disappointed in the end, I guess it got hyped up a bit much for me. Plus, I feel like I had to experience it in the theaters.


Regardless, I didn't think the action was that great. In fact, I thought it was mediocre at best. I enjoyed the story a good deal though.


Yeah, I just watched it for first time myself, and I agree with you. It had no actual characters, no good set pieces, and looked cheapity cheap. Very average indeed.
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Post by: ZE GRAND MASTER on October 06, 2007, 05:24:50 PM
Watched Tron! I don't really get what's meant to be so good about it, though. Also re-watched Hot Fuzz a couple of weeks ago. Wasn't really any better with a second watching.

Although this isn't really a movie, I started watching the new (i.e. 4 years old) Battlestar Galactica. The miniseries was good, and season 1 wasn't quite as good. Unless it gets a lot better by the 2nd or 3rd season, I don't see whats that good about it - the phrase "not as good as Firefly" comes to mind. It even has "fake" swearing like in Firefly, though swearing in Mandarin is so much cooler than having the characters say "frack" in every second sentence.

And I'm not having any of this "drama, not sci-fi" nonsense...
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: sandiny0ursh0es on October 08, 2007, 02:12:43 AM
Saw Resident Evil Extinction today, which I truthfully enjoyed more than 300 in terms of action. I was so happy with how fast Ashanti died. Anyway, I wasn't expecting much from this one-- just good action sequences really. I'm glad I didn't pay for it too-- I was goofing off with slot machines while waiting and turned $5 into $30, go me.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on October 08, 2007, 01:52:21 PM
I also watched Resident Evil: Extinction. It was all right I guess. Better than the second one for sure.  I also watched 1408 which I really liked. I read to story but it was a few years ago so I went into this movie with only a general idea of what to expect.
Title: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Degolas on October 08, 2007, 06:25:15 PM
Quote from: "ZE GRAND MASTER"

Although this isn't really a movie, I started watching the new (i.e. 4 years old) Battlestar Galactica. The miniseries was good, and season 1 wasn't quite as good. Unless it gets a lot better by the 2nd or 3rd season, I don't see whats that good about it - the phrase "not as good as Firefly" comes to mind. It even has "fake" swearing like in Firefly, though swearing in Mandarin is so much cooler than having the characters say "frack" in every second sentence.

And I'm not having any of this "drama, not sci-fi" nonsense...


This is where I disagree with you (and perhaps set fire to your house). I absolutely adore the new Battlestar Galactica, much moreso than Firefly. To be honest though, they're pretty different shows, despite the sci-fi element. And say what you will, but Battlestar is more than just sci-fi. I really do think you can legitimately call it a political drama, as well as a sci-fi series.

However, if you didn't like the first series, you won't like the others. I liked the second series almost as much as the first (the season 2 finale is AMAZING), but the third was a bit of a let down. The first 5 episodes were incredible, but it sloped off a bit.
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Post by: Lard on October 13, 2007, 09:47:54 AM
Last three movies I've watched were:

Planet Terror (Fantastic!)

Dragon Slayer (Pretty Good)

Shoot 'Em Up (Good, in a goofy way)
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Post by: sandiny0ursh0es on October 15, 2007, 11:22:09 AM
Watched a few DVDs recently.

American Beauty-- one of my favorite movies of all-time. I had to expose my friend to it because I couldn't believe he never saw it. The end gets me every time. *tear*

Red Box'ed Knocked Up the other night. Much hilarity. It had some really funny moments-- like when they girl and her sister couldn't get into the club and she started bitching at the doorman, or when they were shrooming to Mystere --yet it also contained some great and insightful commentary on relationships in general. The humor can get random and stupid, then abruptly switch to some very smart humor, which I appreciate. Jody, that stoned Asian chick, made me crack up, and the little girl explaining how babies were made was priceless.

Also caught Stranger than Fiction on Starz-- I need to buy the DVD. That movie is fucking awesome.
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Post by: Losfer on October 15, 2007, 11:26:33 AM
Batman Returns -- Good.  Like the first one.  And not like the sixteen after it.

Supersize Me -- Always fun to watch.  I love the vomitting after the quarter pounder.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture -- I have no fucking idea what was going on at all during this film.  I rate this fucking terrible out of ten.
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Post by: everluck on October 15, 2007, 11:48:19 PM
Has anyone seen Michael Clayton? I hear it's excellent, but no where near me is showing it, and I want to know if it's good enough to seek out.
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Post by: Vanguard on October 18, 2007, 10:40:10 PM
The last movies I saw were:

Across the Universe (amazing, I actually saw it twice)

The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg
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Post by: Serene Prophet on October 19, 2007, 06:44:42 PM
30 Days of Night

I thought it was awesome for what it was, a gory creepy vampire movie BASED on a comic.  Was it exactly like the comic?  No.  It was BASED on it.  Some people don't seem to get that with movies BASED on something.  And they always come back disappointed *shrug*.

Anyways, Josh Hartnett wasn't actually all that bad.  He wasn't great, but it wasn't bad, at least in my opinion.  Still the Vampires made up for any poor acting in my opinion.  Honestly, these are probably the best movie vampires so far.  Definitely not the "Oh dear I seem to have spilled my tea even though i'm a vampire, oh lets dress in frilly clothes or goth blah and act all human."

These were definitely monster vamps through and through.  A little human, but way more monster like they should be.
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Post by: Losfer on October 23, 2007, 05:18:58 PM
Corpse Bride was on TV the other night.  It was fucking awful.  Then again, given how emos and goths go on about it, I knew it was going to suck.

Trailer Park Boys movie.  Again.  Great every time I see it.
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Post by: Dincrest on October 23, 2007, 06:22:37 PM
I saw Corpse Bride the other night too.  I don't know... I LOVED Nightmare Before Christmas and I dug Corpse Bride's art style, but I just couldn't get into that movie.

I also caught Napoleon Dynamite on TV.  I can see why that movie is a cult classic, but I didn't like it at all.  I thought it was boring and stupid.
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Post by: Serene Prophet on October 23, 2007, 08:00:57 PM
Another one of those "I hate emo and goths even though I act just like them by hating them wah wah boo hoo"  So freaking stupid.

Still, I feel the same, looked good, but just didnt have the fun like Nightmare.  Shame to, would have loved for it to have been good.
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Post by: Ramza on October 23, 2007, 09:43:16 PM
Quote from: "Serene Prophet"
Another one of those "I hate emo and goths even though I act just like them by hating them wah wah boo hoo"  So freaking stupid.

Still, I feel the same, looked good, but just didnt have the fun like Nightmare.  Shame to, would have loved for it to have been good.


blahblahblah...I like Corpse Bride. :P

Recently I've seen (for the first time):

- Transformers (Michael Bay is lame)
- The Stepford Wives (Nicole Kidman remake ... huge plot holes because they re-wrote the ending after filming half the thing...)
- The Big Lebowski (I now see why it's a cult classic, and I enjoyed it)
- Thank You For Smoking (much love)
- Match Stick Men (gogo Nicholas Cage)
- Fast Food Nation *and* Super Size Me (makes you hate factory farming and mega-corporation ad tactics, respectively)
- Me and You and Everyone We Know (ridiculous indie film, kinda boring, but if anyone knows what ))<>(( means, then you're in business).


Ramza
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Post by: Tooker on October 23, 2007, 11:15:16 PM
Just finished watching Transformers.  Some stupid stuff in it, but they looked awesome as did the transformation effects.  That's all I was really looking for, so I wasn't disappointed.
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Post by: Dincrest on October 24, 2007, 07:58:14 AM
http://www.leasticoulddo.com/index2.php?date=20070623

http://www.leasticoulddo.com/index2.php?date=20070807

I think these webcomics capture the sentiments of most people about the Michael Bay Transformers movie.
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Post by: Serene Prophet on October 24, 2007, 10:09:35 AM
Finally got to see Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.  Not as good as the book obviously, but expecting it to be is fairly stupid.  However, as a movie adaptation I didn't mind it so much.  Its been at least 2 years since I read the book itself, so I don't remember all of the exact details, but that probably worked in my favor.

However, Daniel Radcliffe looks like he has a really messed up face or something, I dunno I get a feeling like he has light downsyndrome or somesuch.  *shrug*
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on October 24, 2007, 09:27:29 PM
Since it's "Monster Fest" on AMC this week, I've watched a fair number of movies the past few days.  Halloween(classic), The Frighteners(yech), Creepshow(meh), The Fog(o.k.) and HellRaiser(not as good as I remember). HellRaiser 2 is on tonight.
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Post by: Eusis on October 24, 2007, 09:51:28 PM
FINALLY watched Batman Begins. The movie was fantastic, now I think I can safely say that between Superman Returns and Batman Begins, Batman's the better movie. Both were pretty good though.

I thought the Corpse Bride was alright, but nothing that great.
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Post by: CastNuri on November 02, 2007, 08:31:39 PM
Yes, Batman Begins is great.

Watched "The Truman Show" today. It's such a good film. I remember watching it when I was a kid and later wondering that if I went far enough towards the horizon, would I bump into the sky. :P
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on November 04, 2007, 01:06:11 AM
Heavy Metal: A Headbangers' Journey.  I've been meaning to watch this for a while. If you're a metal head, you must watch this. Very cool.
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Post by: Vanguard on November 04, 2007, 08:04:06 AM
I caught the Darjeeling Limited at this independent theatre that just opened. It was alright, Wes Anderson isn't my favorite director. The short film at the beginning was very good, however.
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Post by: Lard on November 04, 2007, 06:11:42 PM
Creature From The Black Lagoon

Some great photography.
Creature looks great, especially for when it was made.
Movie did a good job of making you feel sorry for the creature - it's not really a "bad guy".

The "people" (characters) in the movie are largely asses.
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Post by: Dincrest on November 10, 2007, 06:49:00 PM
I just came back from Bee Movie.  It was a fun flick.  Nothing incredible or awesome, but a fun flick with some funny Seinfeld-esque moments.  I thought the ending was extremely well done.  

One of the little kids in the theater was so into the movie, he was almost crying when it was over.  He didn't want it to end.  If that's not a good review for a kid flick, I don't know what is.
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Post by: Lard on November 18, 2007, 01:41:32 PM
Beowulf.

Which actually wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be until the part where Angelina Jolie's character is walking on the water - in *high heels*.
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Post by: Lord Scottish on November 18, 2007, 09:09:58 PM
Happy Feet.

Best movie I've seen in years.
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Post by: CastNuri on November 19, 2007, 06:39:48 PM
Saw Beowulf as well. Wasn't as boring as I was expecting it to be; entertaining.

Quote from: "Lard"
Which actually wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be until the part where Angelina Jolie's character is walking on the water - in *high heels*.


That bit made the audience laugh. :P

Also saw "Chicago" which I didn't like that much and "Mary Reilly" which was great. <3
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Post by: V-Dawg on November 20, 2007, 11:00:54 PM
Saw "No Country for Old Men" after all the praise it's been getting.

Honestly, it was a tad...odd. It had its moments, but some parts dragged with too much talking and the ending left everyone in the theater going, "WTF...that's it?"
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Post by: Lard on November 21, 2007, 03:17:11 PM
Quote from: "CastNuri"
Saw Beowulf as well. Wasn't as boring as I was expecting it to be; entertaining.

Quote from: "Lard"
Which actually wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be until the part where Angelina Jolie's character is walking on the water - in *high heels*.


That bit made the audience laugh. :P


It made me cringe. :P
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Post by: Lard on November 23, 2007, 12:46:21 PM
Elizabeth.

After going to see the Queen a few months ago, I wasn't quite ready for another docu-drama about a Queen.

Not bad for a historical film, but certainly could have been watched on TV.
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Post by: Dincrest on November 23, 2007, 01:19:42 PM
I just caught Howl's Moving Castle on TV yesterday.  Gorgeous movie, but a total WTF acid trip.  Calcifer and Turnip Head rule!  I definitely have to see it again to make more sense out of it.
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Post by: Degolas on November 24, 2007, 05:55:40 AM
I went and saw The Darjeeling Limited last night with a friend. I'm quite a fan of Wes Anderson, so as expected, I enjoyed it. I thought it perhaps went on a little long, but other than that it's one of the best films I've seen this year.
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Post by: Lard on November 28, 2007, 12:57:52 PM
Saw IV - better than I expected.
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Post by: PKProductions on November 30, 2007, 01:55:34 AM
Finally saw American Gangster... that was one hell of a sweet movie, I keep watching it, and figuring out more and more about the story, and how everything comes together, very cool double perspective movie, but it ties it all together so well, that you dont even notice the transistions in the movie, its superb, im definatley buying this when it comes out.
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Post by: Lard on November 30, 2007, 01:51:23 PM
Hitman.

Meh. Which is pretty much what I think of the games.
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Post by: CastNuri on December 02, 2007, 02:16:01 PM
Saw "American Beauty". I remember seeing this when I was younger-- it makes much more sense now. Nicely done, very entertaining film.

Also saw and greatly enjoyed Fight Club. Amazing film.

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Kind figured out the whole split-personality disorder thing the first time he said Marla and Tyler were never in the same room, though.

Watched Stay Alive, Spirited Away and the Phantom of the Opera for the umpteenth time.
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Post by: Tooker on December 02, 2007, 03:13:53 PM
Not a movie, but I watched season 1 of Amazing Stories on DVD recently - it was interesting.  Some episodes were pretty decent, but I may have been giving those ones some nostalgia credit.  Most of them weren't very good.  It was a pretty big disappointment for me, because I thought "sweet!  I loved that show" when I saw the DVDs.

Now if they'd only release Misfits of Science...
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Post by: everluck on December 12, 2007, 12:05:30 AM
Awake.

80 minutes I want back. Terrible movie.
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Post by: PKProductions on December 12, 2007, 03:27:24 AM
Quote from: "CastNuri"
Also saw and greatly enjoyed Fight Club. Amazing film.


My favorite movie, Read the book.

I just watched Goodfellas for the first time, that was a really sweet movie, I kinda wanna check out Wiseguys now.
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Post by: Serene Prophet on December 12, 2007, 02:02:13 PM
The Golden Compass.

I enjoyed it, ive never read the books, but I found the movie to be fun.  I think they did a fairly good job of casting, and it was fun and great looking.
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Post by: everluck on December 15, 2007, 12:14:46 AM
I Am Legend.

Good movie with some gigantic plotholes. But overall my favorite Will Smith film. It actually surprised me. Wasn't expecting to enjoy it as much as I did.

Plus there were trailers for Iron Man and The Dark Knight (holyfuckingshitawesome) before it, so that helped.
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Post by: Nemmet on December 15, 2007, 02:32:38 PM
I Am Legend was so great, one of its biggest strengths being that it did not completely adhere to the book. I was pleasantly surprised.
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Post by: Serene Prophet on December 15, 2007, 06:23:35 PM
Yeah we only got Dark Knight, but ive already seen the Iron Man one so its all good.

It was a fun movie.  I think it did what it set out to do fairly well, and yeah a few plotholes but overall I enjoyed it.  Of course, ive always been a fan of Will Smith, so that probably helped.
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Post by: TurnBasedDude on December 15, 2007, 07:34:19 PM
It was a saturday and I'm doing my final school project at a turtles pace. My dad and brother invited me to the movies, and for a change of pace, I went. I wind up seeing I am Legend, having never read the book, and didn't even know about this film coming, so hey, element of surprise for me.

It was alright. Nothing I find mindblowing, but it had its moments and Will Smith did a good job with his role. The movie worked with its concept, and didn't find anything to be too forced, though I find the day-to-day concept more interesting than what happens towards the end.

Since it was a weekend afternoon, the atmosphere kind of got ruined by a lot of teens who came into the movie and chuckle some sad moments. Also, being a timid guy by nature, I never liked sudden burst of loud noises in anything, especially with such a quiet film.
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Post by: Lard on December 18, 2007, 06:28:55 PM
I Am Legend.

Not as bad as I expected, but what the hell was that ending?

Weak.
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Post by: CluelessWonder on December 20, 2007, 01:09:33 AM
I am Legend

It started out great but I agree with Lard; the ending was a let down.
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Post by: Dincrest on December 21, 2007, 07:07:38 PM
I just saw Golden Compass.  I have very mixed feelings about it.  The visual design was great and the casting was splendid.  However, the editing was quite choppy and therein lies why the movie kinda fails.  Anyone who's read the books will be disappointed because of detail omissions and anyone who has not read the books will be completely lost for the same reasons.

I've read the books and since I had them, my mom read them (she's a voracious reader) so she wanted to see it too.  

Like the book, the movie is rather boring until Lyra meets Iorek the bear.

Best part was getting free sets of Golden Compass decks of cards at the theater.
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Post by: Merkava on December 23, 2007, 11:35:27 PM
Sweeney Todd

i was worried about this one. Usually, Tim Burton seems really distant from his work, and I didn't originally like the idea of filling an operetta with rock-voices, but somehow, it worked. For one thing, the art direction fit perfectly with the material, and Burton's darkness was, for once, not cheesey. Also, while the singing was mediocre, the score, and Depp's excellent performance gave me chills. I also loved the amount of blood spilled throughout. On stage, the throat-slicings are accompanied by a screeching whistling sound, but Burton switched it up, making the blood so over-the-top that every slice hit you. Also, the final tabluau was magnificent. Magnificent.
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Post by: everluck on December 24, 2007, 11:55:37 AM
Most of the singing wasn't mediocre. It was pretty good. The younger leads sounded like professional singers.

I liked the movie. Blood was ridiculously over-the-top in places, but it all fit.
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Post by: Dincrest on December 24, 2007, 04:29:10 PM
Since it's Christmas Eve, I will enjoy 24 hours of "A Christmas Story" starting at 8pm tonight.  I always find myself watching it a couple of times in that span.  Easily my favorite Christmas movie ever.  Gotta love the leg lamp.

And if some of y'all RPGfan peanut gallery posters keep taking potshots the way you do, you'll shoot your eyes out! :P
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Post by: TurnBasedDude on December 24, 2007, 04:49:38 PM
While I was staying over in SenseiPhoenix's place. I went to movies with him, his wife and friends. We saw Sweeny Todd. I was a bit reluctant since he basically told me its about a barber killing people. Rather than thinking its some generic, quiet, horror film, I was quite surprised.

I was not aware it was a Tim Burton film, and it was extremely far from quiet. While blood does bug me a bit most of the time, I was fine with it because a bit over the top. I liked the songs too. I had a good time, and definitely liked it more than the last film I saw (I am Legend)

It really goes to show how out of touch I am with movies, or movies based on books or other works. :p
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Post by: Seultoria on December 24, 2007, 07:18:38 PM
Got back from watching I Am Legend, and I enjoyed the movie, though I thought the beginning of the movie was a little slow.
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Post by: everluck on December 29, 2007, 11:33:51 AM
Saw Juno. There's a line in the movie when one of the characters is talking to Juno and asks "pretentious much?"

That statement summed up my thoughts as soon as the movie ended. I was actually expecting to like it, too.
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Post by: Degolas on December 29, 2007, 02:06:28 PM
Is Sweeny Todd not well known in the states then. The original legend, that is?
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Post by: everluck on December 29, 2007, 03:17:59 PM
Legend? As far as I knew the play dates way back to the 1800s. And it's pretty well known in the states. But what do you mean by legend? I was with the understanding that Sweeney Todd was a play/story right from the start. No legends or myths about it.

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In two books[1][2], the horror and crime story writer Peter Haining argues that Sweeney Todd was a historical figure who committed his crimes around 1800. However, other researchers who have tried to verify his citations find nothing in these sources to back Haining's claims.[3][4][5]
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Post by: Seultoria on December 29, 2007, 03:43:07 PM
Most recent movie I've watched completely was "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry." It was a good movie, and for once Sandler had another star alongside him to make the movie even funnier.

Watched bits and pieces of Rush Hour 3. Man, Jackie Chan has gotta be like 60 years old.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on December 30, 2007, 02:02:39 AM
Finally watched Live Free or Die Hard which was really good and I caught The Last Starfighter on tv a few hours ago. I haven't seen that movie in YEARS, so cheesey. Still though, it's one of the first video game related films ever.
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Post by: Lard on December 30, 2007, 10:05:20 AM
Hellraiser 1&2
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Post by: Degolas on December 30, 2007, 07:25:24 PM
Quote from: "everluck"
Legend? As far as I knew the play dates way back to the 1800s. And it's pretty well known in the states. But what do you mean by legend? I was with the understanding that Sweeney Todd was a play/story right from the start. No legends or myths about it.

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In two books[1][2], the horror and crime story writer Peter Haining argues that Sweeney Todd was a historical figure who committed his crimes around 1800. However, other researchers who have tried to verify his citations find nothing in these sources to back Haining's claims.[3][4][5]


Hmm, I stand corrected. I think it's because EVERYONE here knows Sweeny Todd, so I guess growing up I just accepted it to be a legend, loosely based on actual events. I think I'm just using the word 'legend' incorrectly here :P
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Post by: Seultoria on December 30, 2007, 08:18:10 PM
The Simpsons Movie. It was pretty good, just wish the TV series had the same quality as the movie, or the same quality as ten years ago.
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Post by: ZE GRAND MASTER on December 31, 2007, 07:54:07 AM
Watched Battlestar Galactica: Razor. It was good, but not one of the best episodes. And you already knew what was going to happen if you'd watched the series.

Also been watching season 3.
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WTF Tyrell's a cylon?!
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on December 31, 2007, 12:52:48 PM
I caught Razor on tv the other night too. I only started getting into Battlestar this past year but now i'm hooked, it's amazing. I also watched Natural Born Killers last night. A modern day classic for sure.
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Post by: Degolas on January 01, 2008, 05:29:53 AM
I also saw Razor the other night, and I really enjoyed it. It's psyched me up for the fourth series, despite the fact that I won't get to see it for about a year :|
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Post by: ZE GRAND MASTER on January 02, 2008, 01:29:33 PM
Quote from: "Degolas"
I also saw Razor the other night, and I really enjoyed it. It's psyched me up for the fourth series, despite the fact that I won't get to see it for about a year :|
If they ever sort out the writer's strike... :(

Saw I Am Legend today. It was good, and the ending wasn't as bad as I'd heard.
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Post by: everluck on January 08, 2008, 01:42:50 AM
Saw Superbad.

Funny, but not as good as I'd hoped. I thought the humor in 40 Year Old Virgin was a lot more classy, but Superbad had its moments.
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Post by: Degolas on January 08, 2008, 05:15:43 AM
I watched Three Burials last night, and really loved it. I was expecting a really solemn movie, but it's not like that at all. It's got it's moments of reflection, and plenty of beauty, but it's also got a big streak of black humour.

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Pouring anti-freeze into the corpse comes to mind :P
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Post by: GrimReality on January 08, 2008, 01:21:35 PM
Its been awhile since I've posted in this thread, and I can't remember everything I've seen. oh well.

Transformers - Not as bad as it could have been. I was actually entertained.  I see so much potential here that will never come to fruition. bummer.

Casshern - Now THIS was interesting. Like a live action anime. It's visually amazing with gobs of well-integrated CG. There are some truly great action scenes, and the movie even gets quite thought provoking by the end.
 

I've got Black Sheep and Nausicca and the Valley of Wind sitting at home.  I can't believe I've never seen Nausicca. Looking forward to it.
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Post by: Dincrest on January 08, 2008, 04:34:45 PM
Last night they were showing "From Russia with Love" on TV.  I watched it.  Still my all time favorite James Bond movie.
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Post by: everluck on January 08, 2008, 05:31:42 PM
Watched Superbad again. Liked it better the second time. I guess the first time I saw it I was expecting less potty humor. Knowing what to expect made it more enjoyable.
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Post by: Lard on January 08, 2008, 09:59:25 PM
Re-Animator

What a great movie.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on January 09, 2008, 10:55:12 AM
I Finally saw I Am Legend.  It was pretty much what I expected. I don't know what the big fucking deal was about the ending though. People were getting so pissy about it ..why?
Oh, the sfx were pretty shitty though. That kind of surprised me.

I also watched Chuck & Larry last night. It was okay I guess but the high point for me was Jessica Biel prancing around in her undies. NiceO_o
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Post by: Dade on January 12, 2008, 12:39:17 AM
Ladyhawke - Still awesome, still campy.

Robin Hood: Prince of Theives - Still awesome, still want to kill Costner. <3 Morgan Freeman.
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Post by: everluck on January 12, 2008, 02:17:10 AM
Children of Men.

Still my favorite movie.
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Post by: Daggerstrike on January 12, 2008, 07:12:33 AM
Sweeney Todd-Excellent. The bloods color annoyed me as it was a bit too bright, but that's what they were going for so I try to ignore it.

Shoot Em Up-Better than I expected. A fun little action flick.
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Post by: Losfer on January 12, 2008, 11:23:56 PM
Hot Fuzz - Fucking awesome.

Dead or Alive - The worst film ever.
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Post by: everluck on January 13, 2008, 09:10:04 AM
Sunshine. I wish I saw it when it first came out. Brilliant film.

The Orphanage. Seriously tense. Beautiful ending. This is probably the best "scary" movie I've ever seen.
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Post by: Dincrest on January 13, 2008, 04:31:33 PM
I just saw Bad News Bears on TV.  I'm talking the original 1976 version with Walter Mathau and Tatum O'Neil in her best role ever and NOT that piece of rotten garbage remake from '05, which was one of the worst remakes ever.  

The Bad News Bears is probably one of my favorite sports movies of all time.  The kids have so much character, and that great dialogue... man, with all the political correctness baloney (bologna= lunchmeat, baloney= BS) nowadays, there's no way they'd make a movie like The Bad News Bears any more.  Who couldn't like that little spitfire Tanner and his foul mouth?  The frustration the kids felt and the way they expressed it felt real to me.  

One thing I really like about the movie is that there's no real good guy or bad guy.  Everyone is a flawed human being and they make no bones about their flaws, Buttermaker especially (he's certainly not a likeable character, but he's genuine.)  That's what gives the movie heart and depth.  

Definitely a classic in American cinema as far as I'm concerned.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on January 13, 2008, 04:50:40 PM
I'm watching the Die Hard movies again recently. Probably the best action movies ever, especially the original.
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Post by: Degolas on January 13, 2008, 06:30:37 PM
Quote from: "Esper_Crusader"
I'm watching the Die Hard movies again recently. Probably the best action movies ever, especially the original.


Hell yes!
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Post by: Superflat on January 13, 2008, 07:48:38 PM
I just got back from Sweeny Todd, greatly enjoyed it, though I found the ending to be a wee bit depressing. Granted, that's probably what they were going for, but it left me on a bit of a sour note. Good bloody fun though.
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Post by: sandiny0ursh0es on January 14, 2008, 01:46:19 PM
I also saw Sweeney Todd in theaters last weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought the beginning was a bit slow to set everything up, but once he started getting all demon barberish on England I was hooked. The plot was deliciously gory and twisted and dark. I appreciate things like this. Addditionally the musical score was great, loved the music.

One thing that bothered me was that sometimes their accents got really thick and they started talking/singing too fast, so I missed little things here and there.


Currently I am hooked on the first season of Desperate Housewives. I love watching shows/movies about dysfunctional families. There's never any lag times too when it comes to drama, every episode just keeps building and building, complicating the interwoven plots even more and more. LOVE it. I also bought the first seasons to The Office (only six episodes, fuckin hilarious though-- plan on buying the next two seasons) and Six Feet Under. Yeah, I'm getting hooked to tv show DVD sets now.
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Post by: Krelian on January 14, 2008, 03:53:28 PM
-The sun also rises: nice chinese film with a amazing ost
I am checking nowdays a lot of Stephen Chow,s stuff, like the god of cockery, the lucky guy, the king of comedy ... all, at least are funny.
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Post by: Lard on January 14, 2008, 10:03:09 PM
Quote from: "Losfer"

Dead or Alive - The worst film ever.


I saw it last fall .... in the theatre. :(
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Post by: Losfer on January 16, 2008, 04:26:00 PM
Oh, that's not so good.

Did you feel the same feeling of awkwardness and embarassment while watching it?
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Post by: Serene Prophet on January 18, 2008, 06:17:15 PM
Cloverfield.

This is a strange one.  On one hand, its definately a theater movie, because its just made for it.  Its also the first film in quite some time that actually had be at the edge of my seat waiting to see what happens, and thats quite something.

It was a tad short, and there really isn't alot of "story" to the movie.  It really makes you feel like your right in the middle of whats going on, and ill let you take that how you like.

I definitely recommend it, it was fun, and although the ending kinda leaves with a WTF THATS IT?  Thats kind of a good thing in this case.
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Post by: Superflat on January 19, 2008, 12:08:48 AM
I bought Casino Royale on Blu-Ray and, having never seen it before, was in for quite a treat. I really, really enjoyed it. Plenty of action, lots of twists and turns, and though it did slow down a bit towards the end, it finished with a satisfactory bang.

The one thing I didn't like:
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James Bond does not fall in love. That's the number one rule for James Bond movies. I don't care that it was supposed to take place when he was a new 00 agent, the love plot slowed down the movie entirely too much. Sure, he's allowed to get the girl, but he can't fall in love.
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Post by: everluck on January 19, 2008, 01:05:42 AM
Quote from: "superflat"
I bought Casino Royale on Blu-Ray and, having never seen it before, was in for quite a treat. I really, really enjoyed it. Plenty of action, lots of twists and turns, and though it did slow down a bit towards the end, it finished with a satisfactory bang.

The one thing I didn't like:
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James Bond does not fall in love. That's the number one rule for James Bond movies. I don't care that it was supposed to take place when he was a new 00 agent, the love plot slowed down the movie entirely too much. Sure, he's allowed to get the girl, but he can't fall in love.

James Bond
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does not fall in love after that point.

Casino Royale's story is the reason he doesn't let himself get close to anyone.

I also saw Cloverfield. Far exceeded my expectations. Movie flat out rocked.
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Post by: Superflat on January 19, 2008, 01:49:19 AM
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James Bond
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does not fall in love after that point.

Casino Royale's story is the reason he doesn't let himself get close to anyone.


I know. It just felt like the movie should have either a) ended in a very un-007 state, or b) gotten to the action faster.
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Post by: Degolas on January 19, 2008, 07:24:31 AM
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James Bond
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does not fall in love after that point.

Casino Royale's story is the reason he doesn't let himself get close to anyone.


I know. It just felt like the movie should have either a) ended in a very un-007 state, or b) gotten to the action faster.


Um, I know people prefer to forget that it existed, but remember On Her Majesty's Secret Service?

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He gets bloody married, and is very much in love. George Lazenby also sucks.
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Post by: Nemmet on January 19, 2008, 04:38:09 PM
Absolutely loved Cloverfield. Everything was perfect.

There were some people that got sick from the shaky camera and from sitting too close. I'd recommend sitting towards the back of the theater when seeing this.
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Post by: Dade on January 19, 2008, 04:54:37 PM
Quote from: "Degolas"

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He gets bloody married, and is very much in love. George Lazenby also sucks.


And that's why George Lazenby was only in one Bond movie.

And I kind of agree that Bond shouldnt have fallen in love, but it was kind of necessary for it to be the "first" Bond flick.
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Post by: everluck on January 20, 2008, 01:25:35 AM
Saw Cloverfield again.

Goddamn I love that movie.
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Post by: Losfer on January 20, 2008, 10:39:47 PM
Saw Terminator 3 tonight and honestly, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.  Still would have prefered a little less tits and ass from my antagonist, but it wasn't nearly as terrible as Dead or Alive, my new gauge for horrible films.
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Post by: Lard on January 20, 2008, 11:36:13 PM
Quote from: "Losfer"
Saw Terminator 3 tonight and honestly, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.  Still would have prefered a little less tits and ass from my antagonist, but it wasn't nearly as terrible as Dead or Alive, my new gauge for horrible films.


Have to agree with you. DOA is possibly the worst film of this decade.
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Post by: Degolas on January 21, 2008, 05:13:09 AM
Yeah, Terminator 3 is actually quite decent. It probably has the best ending of the series as well. Plus I just love Arnie with an all-consuming passion <3

The worst film of the last decade for me? Dungeons and Dragons, by quite a margin. But it's so bad, that the film becomes so entertaining to watch :P
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Post by: GrimReality on January 21, 2008, 12:59:33 PM
I wanted to see Cloverfield, but Nan had no interest in that so we saw Sweeney Todd.
It was quite bizarre, but entertaining as well. Everyone was good in it, the setting was fantastic, and story was just dark and goofy all at the same time. Nan and I agreed that we couldn't recommend it to anyone we know, but did enjoy it.

Also saw Black Sheep over the weekend. A horror movie about sheep gone nuts? Do I need to say any more? Along the lines of Peter Jacksons earlier work(Bad Taste, Dead Alive) but a little tamer. Bizarre fun.

...

Apparently, I really like the word bizarre.
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Post by: Degolas on January 21, 2008, 03:20:29 PM
I just got back from Aliens Vs Predator: Requiem.

It was absolutely fucking dire. Honestly, it makes the first one look like an Oscar-winner.
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Post by: Alucard von Elru on January 21, 2008, 04:25:58 PM
I recently saw The Prestige. As expected of a Nolan film, it blew my mind! On that note, I can't wait to see The Dark Knight!

I saw Sweeney Todd in theatres last week, and it was even more amazing than I expected it to be (I'm a big fan of Johnny Depp/Tim Burton team-ups).
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Post by: Lard on January 21, 2008, 05:31:39 PM
Quote from: "Degolas"
I just got back from Aliens Vs Predator: Requiem.

It was absolutely fucking dire. Honestly, it makes the first one look like an Oscar-winner.


That's just depressing to hear. The trailers looked good. :(
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Post by: Superflat on January 22, 2008, 06:23:00 PM
Cloverfield was good shit. I agree with the "WTF that's it?" and think it would have been beneficial if they had a military report of some sort explaining what happened after, but it was still a good ride.

One of the commercials spoiled it for me:
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at the end of one of the commercials they show the helicopter spinning out of control. Granted, they say that the tape was found in Central Park at the beginning of the movie, but you forget about that by the end.
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Post by: everluck on January 22, 2008, 06:43:14 PM
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Cloverfield was good shit. I agree with the "WTF that's it?" and think it would have been beneficial if they had a military report of some sort explaining what happened after, but it was still a good ride.

I disagree with this. The
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"help us" and "it's still alive" after the credits ended things quite nicely I thought.

I'm so happy a movie finally went without explaining everything to death. It's nice as an audience to finally not be treated like a six year old.

Plus the story's not over! :o

http://www.1-18-08.com/
http://cloverfieldclues.blogspot.com/
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Post by: V-Dawg on January 23, 2008, 01:58:34 AM
Just got back from Cloverfield. I thought it was great but good Lord, how I wanted to fucking strangle those drunk assholes right in back of me who kept talking to each other/on their cell phones and kicking my seat and shit. I swear to God, this shit always happens to me.

Also, WTF, Cloverfield had a scene after the credits, too? Who fucking stays in the theater to watch the credits roll? What is this, Japan (where they actually do do that, for some odd reason)?
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Post by: Eusis on January 23, 2008, 02:01:11 AM
Quote from: "V-Dawg"
Also, WTF, Cloverfield had a scene after the credits, too? Who fucking stays in the theater to watch the credits roll? What is this, Japan (where they actually do do that, for some odd reason)?

Lots of movies do this, so I generally prefer to just stay around when I go out. I'm guessing the Japanese caught onto this, unless this is meant to be respectful.
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Post by: Raze on January 23, 2008, 05:11:47 AM
I am Legend. I loved it. I'm not sure how it came to pass, but Will Smith can act and totally sold it for me. And..

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While you know full well what's going to happen to the dog before the movie even starts, it still made me want to cry like a girl.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on January 23, 2008, 09:06:39 AM
I watched "Freaked" very late Saturday night and it was just as messed up and stupid as I remember. It's still pretty fucking great though.

Also, I watched "Hot Rod" last night.  Stupid and cheesey but it made me laugh a few times.
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Post by: Takezo on January 25, 2008, 10:52:07 AM
Quote from: "superflat"
I bought Casino Royale on Blu-Ray and, having never seen it before, was in for quite a treat. I really, really enjoyed it. Plenty of action, lots of twists and turns, and though it did slow down a bit towards the end, it finished with a satisfactory bang.

The one thing I didn't like:
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James Bond does not fall in love. That's the number one rule for James Bond movies. I don't care that it was supposed to take place when he was a new 00 agent, the love plot slowed down the movie entirely too much. Sure, he's allowed to get the girl, but he can't fall in love.


That was probably the most rewarding part of the whole film. I never thought I'd see someone rag on a film for having complex characterization. Casino Royale was really in most ways a huge backlash against the bloated swagger of the previous films. Think about it, tie down a sexist icon and smash his genitals, what does that represent.
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Post by: Jet16 on January 25, 2008, 09:59:25 PM
R...Rambo 4. It was so ultra-violent that it almost seemed like a parody on violence. What a crappy movie, but a fun way to blow off an hour and a half.
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Post by: ZE GRAND MASTER on January 26, 2008, 04:37:55 PM
Watched Sweeny Todd. It was good.
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Post by: GrimReality on January 28, 2008, 02:46:34 PM
Full Metal Jacket - Never saw this until Sat. night. Decent movie. Didn't really get to know much about the characters so the second half was kinda hard to get into. Or was that the whole point? Never know with Kubrick.

The Host - Korean monster movie. I wonder if this was supposed to be scary, because it most certainly was not. It WAS entertaining, though, despite numerous nonsensical moments.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on January 28, 2008, 04:53:25 PM
^ Yeah, The Host was weird but entertaining enough.

I watched a bunch of movies lately...

3: 10 to Yuma - best western i've seen in a while....best western:P
Sunshine - boring as FUCK
Balls of Fury - made me laugh, Walken was awesome
 Also Team America and Orgazmo were  on this weekend. Both are Awesome.
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Post by: everluck on January 28, 2008, 07:47:59 PM
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Sunshine - boring as FUCK

Why did you think it was boring?
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Post by: Superflat on January 28, 2008, 08:23:39 PM
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Quote from: "superflat"
Cloverfield was good shit. I agree with the "WTF that's it?" and think it would have been beneficial if they had a military report of some sort explaining what happened after, but it was still a good ride.

I disagree with this. The
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"help us" and "it's still alive" after the credits ended things quite nicely I thought.

Plus the story's not over! :o


Oh, you see, I missed that bit at the end. I'm totally up for a sequel.
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Post by: Degolas on January 29, 2008, 05:58:02 AM
Quote from: "everluck"
Quote from: "Esper_Crusader"
Sunshine - boring as FUCK

Why did you think it was boring?


I guess it depends if you like that slower style of sci-fi. There's a reason all my friends hate 2001: A Space Odyssey :P

Sunshine grows on me each time I watch it, I just hate when it turns into a slasher film toward the end.
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Post by: sandiny0ursh0es on January 29, 2008, 10:10:54 AM
Just watched The Game last night. I forgot pretty much everything that built up to the ending (the only part I remember), so I didn't mind watching it again. Good stuff.

Random movie recommendation: Mr Brooks. Fuckin awesome movie.
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Post by: Dade on January 29, 2008, 02:30:29 PM
No Country For Old Men - Love it. And I havent said I LOVED a movie in quite a while.

Tommy Lee Jones is a great actor! Who (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0331933/) woulda (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120912/) thought? (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0186566/)
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Post by: ZE GRAND MASTER on January 30, 2008, 03:08:57 PM
Ordered all of Deadwood. I got fed up with trying to download it, so i thought i might as well buy it. I thought Rome was good, even though annoying people thought "OMG HISTORICALLY INACCURATE THE BBC MUST DIE", even though HBO probably had a lot more to do with it. I  mean,  I Claudius probably made up just as much stuff as Rome, but does anyone doubt its historical accuracy? No, of course not.

At least with Deadwood it's obvious it's all been made up.
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Post by: Krelian on January 31, 2008, 07:34:43 PM
The Fountain: 100% love, nothing more, i really enjoyed it.
And Zodiac:  bleeeh, it not was bad but soooo long
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Post by: everluck on February 01, 2008, 01:49:56 AM
Adaptation. I liked it. Was a little long, but not bad.
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Post by: Dice on February 01, 2008, 04:48:14 PM
Sunshine- intense movie, eyes wide open for all of the last 15 minutes.  Love the director, has a good vision for things!!
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on February 01, 2008, 04:57:56 PM
AvP-R. I really liked this one. It was a lot better than the first with much more action. The ending pretty much hints at another movie..
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Post by: TurnBasedDude on February 02, 2008, 03:46:44 AM
I've seen 2 movies this week. One I was interested in seeing for a while, but never bothered until recently, and the other, my brother showed me and really goes to show how out of touch I am with movies.


The Simpsons Movie- I always liked the series, even if the later seasons were not as great as the earlier stuff. It had its share of fun moments, especially the stuff earlier, and I enjoyed it as much as many simpsons episodes. Nothing amazing, but a fun ride.

The king of kong: A fistful of quarters- Consdering how jaded I get with movies lately, especially romantic comedies, I really enjoyed this one, even though its technically more of a documentary. Being a gamer, it has instant appeal, and got me interested from start to finish. It really goes to show how serious some are to set a record, and how some will fight to get it. It's not some bs game-related movie either like the lame Grandma's Boy. It was funny, but man, it seemed so shallow. For gamers of any sort, I really do reconmend checking this out. I'd like to see another movie like this be made.
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Post by: Dade on February 02, 2008, 07:52:49 PM
Cloverfield.

HAHAHAHAHA Oh man did that shit suck.

Way to resurrect an almost dead genre, Mr. Abrams, oh and thanks for giving us a great car accident to watch in the form of a "monster movie". You only wanna watch to see if you can catch a glimpse of the "good stuff" but once you have...you pretty much dont care anymore.

Daggs, thanks for giving me the advice in seeing a matinee.....but man, I still feel ripped off.
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Post by: Superflat on February 03, 2008, 12:48:00 AM
I also saw King of Kong and enjoyed it quite a bit.
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Post by: Merkava on February 03, 2008, 08:03:26 PM
No Country For Old Men -

Awesome. The only problem was that someone brought their baby and it cried throughout the last two scenes.

Atonement -

Beautifully filmed; the 6-minute one-shot at the beach during the war made me shed a glorious man tear or two.
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Post by: everluck on February 03, 2008, 08:14:16 PM
Quote from: "Dade"
Cloverfield.

HAHAHAHAHA Oh man did that shit suck.

Way to resurrect an almost dead genre, Mr. Abrams, oh and thanks for giving us a great car accident to watch in the form of a "monster movie". You only wanna watch to see if you can catch a glimpse of the "good stuff" but once you have...you pretty much dont care anymore.

Daggs, thanks for giving me the advice in seeing a matinee.....but man, I still feel ripped off.

Wassamatta with you.
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Post by: Alucard von Elru on February 03, 2008, 09:25:39 PM
I saw Transformers last night. It was alright. Not the raging shitpile I was expecting, but not incredible either. It was enjoyable, but pretty sloppy all over the place. There probably should have been a warning before the start of the film that said something along the lines of: "PLEASE TURN YOUR BRAIN OFF BEFORE WATCHING THIS FILM." Not that I would have been able to. :P
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Post by: Krelian on February 04, 2008, 05:55:21 AM
Rambo 4 it was good but i would prefer about 10 min more of fight, it was so short.
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Post by: Nemmet on February 04, 2008, 07:00:40 PM
The Royal Tenenbaums

In my top 5 favorite movies of all time.
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Post by: Seultoria on February 08, 2008, 09:54:26 PM
Night at the Museum. Decent movie, but better than I thought it would be.
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Post by: GrimReality on February 11, 2008, 04:24:06 PM
I watched Babel yesterday. I found it to be a pretty good movie. Well shot and acted. The individual stories were more interesting than the overall ark connecting them all, though. Especially the Japanese girl. She did a great job with that role.

I have Audition at home. THAT should be interesting.
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Post by: Degolas on February 11, 2008, 06:41:36 PM
I saw the uncut version of Cannibal Holocaust a few weeks ago. It's reputation exceeds it a little, I think. It depends on how well you can stomach real footage of animals being slaughtered. It was quite well shot though. It's amazing how the effects in this, it being made in the 70's, we a million times more realistic than horror films being made today. I can understand why the director was taken to court to prove that some the deaths weren't real!
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Post by: everluck on February 11, 2008, 08:51:51 PM
Quote from: "Degolas"
I saw the uncut version of Cannibal Holocaust a few weeks ago. It's reputation exceeds it a little, I think. It depends on how well you can stomach real footage of animals being slaughtered. It was quite well shot though. It's amazing how the effects in this, it being made in the 70's, we a million times more realistic than horror films being made today. I can understand why the director was taken to court to prove that some the deaths weren't real!

Been trying to pick this up for a while now. You think it's worth a buy?
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Post by: Degolas on February 12, 2008, 05:16:43 AM
Quote from: "everluck"
Quote from: "Degolas"
I saw the uncut version of Cannibal Holocaust a few weeks ago. It's reputation exceeds it a little, I think. It depends on how well you can stomach real footage of animals being slaughtered. It was quite well shot though. It's amazing how the effects in this, it being made in the 70's, we a million times more realistic than horror films being made today. I can understand why the director was taken to court to prove that some the deaths weren't real!

Been trying to pick this up for a while now. You think it's worth a buy?


It's definitely worth it as long as you get the uncut version. I don't know about in the US, but the version that's available in the UK has 15 minutes (i.e. all the good stuff) cut out. I imported mine from Holland!

It's not the best horror film you'll ever see. It does rely quite heavily on its shock factor. The acting is fairly terrible, and the plot fairly non-existent. But it's worth seeing just for its reputation really, and to marvel at how realistic all the evisceration looks.

As I said before though, you need to be alright with footage of real animals being quite nastily killed. It happens on several occasions, and it's never pretty.
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Post by: everluck on February 12, 2008, 11:09:21 AM
I think it's an important movie, which is the reason I'd like to see it. Plus it seems like a good one to watch with some friends. I can imagine some people's reactions to the movie could be pretty extreme, especially not knowing what it is.
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Post by: Merkava on February 16, 2008, 10:19:32 PM
There Will Be Blood is the best movie I've seen this year.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on February 17, 2008, 02:54:06 AM
I just watched An Evening With Kevin Smith 2 for the first time and have mixed feelings. I think the first one was better but it was nice to see him in Canda even though most of the question asked were by complete morons.  I still don't understand the point of having Jason Mewes with him....it's pointless.. *hey look, it's JAY!!* clap,clap      done.
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Post by: ZE GRAND MASTER on February 20, 2008, 12:08:37 PM
Watched There Will Be Blood... and Juno. Bet you never thought you'd hear those in the same sentence (except Oscar nominations obviously).

Well, they were both good. That seems to be the limit of my discussion of films at the moment. :P
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Post by: Lard on February 26, 2008, 05:35:05 AM
The Constant Gardener and it wasn't bad.
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Post by: Alucard von Elru on March 09, 2008, 08:27:14 PM
I finally got to watch The Incredibles. Funny how a parody of sorts on superheroes ends up being the most imaginative and enjoyable superhero movie ever created. I absolutely adore it.
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Post by: Losfer on March 10, 2008, 12:36:57 AM
Conan the Barbarian is on, FUCK YES.
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Post by: Degolas on March 10, 2008, 08:30:30 AM
Quote from: "Losfer"
Conan the Barbarian is on, FUCK YES.


Arnie punching a camel = GASM
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on March 10, 2008, 11:09:16 AM
I also watched Conan on the Space channel last night. Also the reason i'm so fucking tired today.  I also caught Dazed and Confused the night before. Been a while for both.
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Post by: Daggerstrike on March 10, 2008, 11:39:26 AM
Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. I was in the mood to watch some funny fucking people from across the pond.
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Post by: Dade on March 10, 2008, 01:13:35 PM
Quote from: "Daggerstrike"
Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. I was in the mood to watch some funny fucking people from across the pond.


I demand we watch those together when you come out.
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Post by: Daggerstrike on March 10, 2008, 01:49:28 PM
Quote from: "Dade"
Quote from: "Daggerstrike"
Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. I was in the mood to watch some funny fucking people from across the pond.


I demand we watch those together when you come out.


Awesome. You have them or you want me to bring? I am planning on bringing some movies anyway so I can watch them on the fucking long ass flight, hehe.


I watched Epic Movie because it was on. Not as bad I expected. Not good. Not bad. Sort of meh.
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Post by: Merkava on March 11, 2008, 10:17:32 PM
I have seen There Will Be Blood a total of 3 times now.

The ending is the greatest piece of dramatic film-making I have seen in a long, long, long time.
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Post by: Dade on March 12, 2008, 12:17:20 AM
Quote from: "Daggerstrike"
Quote from: "Dade"
Quote from: "Daggerstrike"
Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. I was in the mood to watch some funny fucking people from across the pond.


I demand we watch those together when you come out.


Awesome. You have them or you want me to bring? I am planning on bringing some movies anyway so I can watch them on the fucking long ass flight, hehe.


Bring both of them, since I own neither.
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Post by: Daggerstrike on March 14, 2008, 09:30:53 PM
I saw Spiderwick Chronicles tonight. It was good stuff.
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Post by: Seultoria on March 14, 2008, 11:09:41 PM
I watched 25 minutes of Superbad before I took it out of the PS3. Terrible movie. Apatow needs to learn spewing "shit" and "fuck" as many times as possible doesn't make a movie funny. The only two parts I laughed at is when Seth was pretending to do stuff to Jewel behind her back and when he was telling his friend about how he used to be obsessed with drawing penises.
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Post by: Daggerstrike on March 14, 2008, 11:17:10 PM
Quote from: "dalucifer0"
I watched 25 minutes of Superbad before I took it out of the PS3. Terrible movie. Apatow needs to learn spewing "shit" and "fuck" as many times as possible doesn't make a movie funny. The only two parts I laughed at is when Seth was pretending to do stuff to Jewel behind her back and when he was telling his friend about how he used to be obsessed with drawing penises.


You are now my mortal enemy. I <3 Superbad.
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Post by: Lard on March 15, 2008, 11:30:41 AM
It took me ages to figure out that was a heart. I used to think it was the symbol for fisting.
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Post by: Daggerstrike on March 15, 2008, 11:45:02 AM
Quote from: "Lard"
I used to think it was the symbol for fisting.


That's how I use it.
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Post by: Akanbe- on March 15, 2008, 04:58:16 PM
Quote from: "dalucifer0"
I watched 25 minutes of Superbad before I took it out of the PS3. Terrible movie. Apatow needs to learn spewing "shit" and "fuck" as many times as possible doesn't make a movie funny. The only two parts I laughed at is when Seth was pretending to do stuff to Jewel behind her back and when he was telling his friend about how he used to be obsessed with drawing penises.


Imo it's worth finishing.  I felt the first part (what you watched) was the slowest part of it all.  It gets better after that.
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Post by: Nemmet on March 17, 2008, 12:52:35 AM
High Fidelity

A movie for music fans everywhere.
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Post by: everluck on March 17, 2008, 01:08:33 AM
Michael Clayton.

Technically great, but it put me to sleep. Literally.
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Post by: GrimReality on March 17, 2008, 02:13:37 PM
Took the fam to see Spiderwick Chronicles last weekend. Not a bad movie, really. It's obvious that theres a lot more to the books than what they could jam into a 90 minute(or whatever it was) "kids" movie.

I watched V for Vendetta Friday night. I enjoyed it, but this also felt like I was only being told a very small part of a much bigger story. I'd be half tempted to pick up the graphic novels. Hugo Weaving and Natalie Portman were both exellent.
I will never get "Remember, remember the 5th of November..." out of head.

Watched the original Transformers movie with my son yesterday. I still consider it to be a pretty good movie, and far superior to last summers incarnation.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on March 17, 2008, 05:19:15 PM
Watched BSG: Razor again. I'm going through all the episodes from the beginning befor season 4 hits.

I also watched What's Eating Gilbert Grape. God, that movie is depressing.
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Post by: Degolas on March 17, 2008, 06:31:05 PM
John Rambo.

Oh. Fist. Me. It was spectacular. Seriously. They do not make action movies like this any more. One-dimensional foreign villains, thousands of cannon fodder foot soldiers, stereotype mercenaries with an array of accents and weaponary...

...and the violence. Fuck me, the violence. I really have never seen an action movie as gory as John Rambo. It was like an 80's action film, but with completely realistic effects, none of the gloss. Exploding/severed/pierced heads, limbs flying, bodies breaking, CHILDREN BEING BAYONETTED AND THROWN INTO FIRES.

It was spectacular. Hats off to you, Mr Stallone. You are a hero.
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Post by: D-Rider on March 17, 2008, 08:49:33 PM
Quote from: "GrimReality"

I watched V for Vendetta Friday night. I enjoyed it, but this also felt like I was only being told a very small part of a much bigger story. I'd be half tempted to pick up the graphic novels. Hugo Weaving and Natalie Portman were both exellent.
I will never get "Remember, remember the 5th of November..." out of head.


The movie isn't bad per se (it's actually a hell of a lot better than I thought it would ever be), but your instinct is dead on:  the movie is pretty much the Cliff Notes version.  It hits most of the plot points but completely misses the essence of the story.
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Post by: Degolas on March 19, 2008, 07:35:51 PM
Evil Dead III is amazing.
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Post by: Dincrest on March 21, 2008, 10:32:30 PM
I caught Blood Diamond on TV.  What a fan-freaking-tastic and powerful movie.  Leo has got to be one of the best actors in Hollywood right now.  Djimon Hunsou's performance was bone chilling.  And the movie itself is eye-opening.  Really makes you think about the human toll paid for the things we value and perhaps take for granted in the western world, be it blood diamonds, the organ trafficking trade in China & India, etc.
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Post by: Daggerstrike on March 22, 2008, 07:34:08 AM
August Rush-It was a pretty good family oriented movie.
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Post by: ZE GRAND MASTER on March 25, 2008, 02:05:47 PM
Watched 51 episodes of Battlestar in a week! Then I watched some South Park (season 6 - 6 years behind, I know), then some other stuff, then Run Fat Boy Run and The Lives Of Others. The first of those was okay, and the second was very good, though a bit depressing.
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Post by: Lard on March 26, 2008, 10:13:12 AM
The Mist (finally!)

And it was *great*.
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Post by: Krelian on March 27, 2008, 04:23:38 PM
Amelie, it was so funny
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on March 27, 2008, 10:17:09 PM
The Mist. It followed the book fairly closely but the ending was MUCH better. Best ending i've seen in quite a while.

Better movie than I had heard.
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Post by: V-Dawg on March 31, 2008, 02:36:58 AM
Watched The Beach. I liked it. Especially the hot French girl. Man, she was hot.
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Post by: Kyle on March 31, 2008, 10:47:13 AM
Had to watch Resevoir Dogs for my film class. It is evidentally everything a 90s movie is, or so says my instructor. The film itself was entertaining, pretentious, and pointless.
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Post by: sandiny0ursh0es on March 31, 2008, 10:49:25 AM
I watched Vacancy yesterday and that snuff film extra feature was really disturbing to watch. The buildup in the movie was great, though it took a long time for the movie to get started.
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Post by: everluck on March 31, 2008, 06:10:44 PM
Quote from: "DM Kyle E. Miller"
Had to watch Resevoir Dogs for my film class. It is evidentally everything a 90s movie is, or so says my instructor. The film itself was entertaining, pretentious, and pointless.

Hey, lookit that, it had a point.
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Post by: D-Rider on March 31, 2008, 06:40:53 PM
I watched Apocalypto over the weekend.  I thought it was great.  It's definitely nowhere near as bad as I had heard people say, although now that I think about it, most of those negative comments when this was released were probably of the "lol mad max h8 teh jooz" sort.  The main antagonist is easily one of the most menacing motherfuckers I've ever seen in a film.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on April 02, 2008, 06:51:19 AM
I watched 'Lady in the Water'. Awful....just awful.  I really hope his new film 'The Happening' is decent.
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Post by: Lard on April 06, 2008, 08:32:03 AM
Lady In The Water is *astoundingly* awful.

As for me - Mystery Men. Forgot how good it was.
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Post by: Blace on April 06, 2008, 04:20:23 PM
Just watched Sweeney Todd and I thought it was superb. Man, Tim Burton is freakin awesome, the man can do no wrong!
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Post by: V-Dawg on April 06, 2008, 07:49:16 PM
Watched Into the Wild. Amazing film. Now this is the movie that should've won Best Picture.
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Post by: everluck on April 07, 2008, 03:17:55 PM
2001: A Space Odyssey.

Pretentious shit. Gorgeous cinematography and special effects, but totally irrelevant.

Big disappointment for me. I've liked the other Kubrick films I've seen.
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Post by: Sketch on April 07, 2008, 04:19:17 PM
Lots of stuff, lately. Me and some friends had a few movie nights.

- The Fountain - Awesome, awesome movie. It's really beautiful to watch, and I'd definitely like to watch it again with greater concentration.
- 40 Year-Old Virgin - Always a fun one to watch. Not as funny the second time around, but there are still a lot of laughs in there.
- Sweeney Todd - Very entertaining film. When it first started up, and the initial song was sung, I was a little scared, but dang, by the end of the movie, it all just seemed to work so well. Every single death scene was a treat to watch, especially the ones of the two protagonists.
- Finding Nemo - Probably my favorite Pixar movie. It's way too charming.
- Spy Kids - We mainly watched this for the "Oh shitake mushrooms" quote, but we all ended up enjoying it a lot more than we thought we would. It's a horible movie, but it's so dang hilarious at the same time!
- 30 Days of Night - Pretty stupid. I couldn't take it seriously once the Bob Saget look-alike came into the picture and started sucking on necks.

I also saw 21 in the theaters. It was entertaining for the most part, but the story wasn't all that believable once Laurence Fishburn's character became prominent. The blackjack aspects of the movie were spot on, and I really dug it when the protagonists were hopping around in the casinos, but the rest of the plot was just...blah.
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Post by: Losfer on April 07, 2008, 07:41:27 PM
Spike played Star Wars I - III over the weekend.

Worst films I have ever fucking seen.

It should have been three films of Count Dooku and General Grievous killing everyone in the Galaxy.  All of the other characters are shit.  Direction is shit.  Pacing is the worst ever.  "Luke.  Leia."  Acting is the worst shit I have ever heard and seen.  Hayden Christianson is the worst "actor" on the planet.  "yes master."

George Lucas is a hack.
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Post by: Degolas on April 07, 2008, 07:51:29 PM
Quote from: "everluck"
2001: A Space Odyssey.

Pretentious shit. Gorgeous cinematography and special effects, but totally irrelevant.

Big disappointment for me. I've liked the other Kubrick films I've seen.


You and me gon' step outside.
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Post by: Blace on April 07, 2008, 08:39:55 PM
Quote from: "Losfer"
Spike played Star Wars I - III over the weekend.

Worst films I have ever fucking seen.

It should have been three films of Count Dooku and General Grievous killing everyone in the Galaxy.  All of the other characters are shit.  Direction is shit.  Pacing is the worst ever.  "Luke.  Leia."  Acting is the worst shit I have ever heard and seen.  Hayden Christianson is the worst "actor" on the planet.  "yes master."

George Lucas is a hack.


I completely disagree, but whatever. I don't feel like writing a novel write now... I already write enough.
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Post by: Serene Prophet on April 08, 2008, 01:27:22 AM
Eh the prequels are pretty shit, but not enough so that I dont enjoy watching them.
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Post by: Lard on April 08, 2008, 11:04:47 AM
The Wicker Man - with Nicholas Cage.

Had to watch it once out of morbid curiosity.

(I actually didn't mind Episode III of the prequels)
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Post by: Seultoria on April 08, 2008, 07:36:02 PM
Watched War. Good movie.
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Post by: Severian on April 09, 2008, 03:19:37 AM
Anybody seen ? Grandma's Boy

Gamer movie for stoners/stoner movie for Gamers

Love the characters, Humor, dialogues, game references.
I have seen it too many times allready, can quote it for allmost 80% all the way through
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on April 09, 2008, 06:52:54 AM
^ Uh..yeah....about 50 times. Grandma's Boy is a modern classic among my circle of friends. Also, I agree about the Star War's prequels. I never realized how truly bad they were until this weekend. Oh well, we still got the originals.

I watched 'Awakenings' last night. Really great film with De Niro and Robin Williams.
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Post by: Lard on April 09, 2008, 07:47:14 AM
Quote from: "Sketch"
The Fountain - Awesome, awesome movie. It's really beautiful to watch, and I'd definitely like to watch it again with greater concentration.


I watched it on mushrooms the first time I went to see it.

As for me? The classic "Predator".
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Post by: Blace on April 09, 2008, 03:41:30 PM
Watched No Country for Old Men today. Movie was awesome except for the ending, which I hated with a passion. The last few movies I have watched have the left the ending to the viewers imagination and it is really starting to tick me off. Oh well, still a good movie.
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Post by: everluck on April 12, 2008, 05:00:08 PM
Wow, Atonement was a snooze fest.

Was expecting more. Even for a rental I feel ripped off :/

Ending reminded me of MGS 2.
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Post by: ZE GRAND MASTER on April 17, 2008, 11:35:48 AM
Quote from: "Losfer"
Spike played Star Wars I - III over the weekend.

Worst films I have ever fucking seen.

It should have been three films of Count Dooku and General Grievous killing everyone in the Galaxy.  All of the other characters are shit.  Direction is shit.  Pacing is the worst ever.  "Luke.  Leia."  Acting is the worst shit I have ever heard and seen.  Hayden Christianson is the worst "actor" on the planet.  "yes master."

George Lucas is a hack.
I can't argue with that.

The Devil's Backbone - I think this is the only good ghost movie I've seen (not counting Ghostbusters :P). It was much the same as Pan's Labyrinth, though I think that was better.

I also watched American Splendor, which was good, and 21, which wasn't bad.
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Post by: Krelian on April 17, 2008, 01:20:19 PM
Watched CJ7. It wasn't bad but i was waiting for the tipical Stephen Chow's stuff, and isn't... anyway not is bad
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Post by: Lard on April 19, 2008, 07:34:51 PM
The Last Unicorn.
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Post by: Merkava on April 19, 2008, 11:36:51 PM
Quote from: "Blace"
Watched No Country for Old Men today. Movie was awesome except for the ending, which I hated with a passion. The last few movies I have watched have the left the ending to the viewers imagination and it is really starting to tick me off. Oh well, still a good movie.


I don't think the ending was left to the viewer's imagination. I think the movie made it pretty clear what happened:

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The world is not a place for the good guys. Tommy Lee Jones becomes disenchanted by God's inability to step in, and also his own inability to follow his father, who belonged to a very different time. The ending is pessimistic, and I appreciate it for not compromising the central message

I can see why most didn't like the ending, though. I wasn't a big fan of it the first time I saw the movie.
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Post by: Losfer on April 20, 2008, 01:25:11 AM
Quote from: "Lard"
The Last Unicorn.


One of the best films ever fucking made.

Kill Bill I and II -- Pretty good actually.  Better than I thought they'd be.  Elle was a cool villain.

Elizabeth: The Golden Age -- Fucking great.  Heart me some Cate Blanchett.
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Post by: Superflat on April 20, 2008, 01:34:39 AM
21 was pretty bad, but I was with a bunch of friends and it was at the very least stupid fun.

I've also been watching a bunch of movies in my film class (a high school senior english elective, which is awesome). Some of my favorites have been The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), The Gold Rush (1925), Stagecoach (1966), and Citizen Kane (1941) which we are watching now.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on April 20, 2008, 12:56:10 PM
Bubba Ho-Tep

Always fun to watch
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Post by: everluck on April 20, 2008, 12:58:49 PM
Quote from: "superflat"
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

I can't find this shit anywhere.

Where can I find this shit?
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Post by: Superflat on April 20, 2008, 09:28:56 PM
Quote from: "everluck"
Quote from: "superflat"
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

I can't find this shit anywhere.

Where can I find this shit?


Shit, I don't know. My English teacher borrowed that shit from the school library. Shit.

Actually, I'm lying, I do know. A quick check on Amazon.com will show that various versions are available on DVD.
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Post by: everluck on April 20, 2008, 10:12:06 PM
Wow- I could have sworn I checked Amazon for that movie months ago and it wasn't listed. Now there's at least a hundred listings.
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Post by: GrimReality on April 22, 2008, 10:22:52 AM
The Island - What a waste of a cool premise. It even started out fine. Then Mr. Bay decided just to go back to what he knew and ruined it. Scarlet looked great, though.

The Mist - Man, is this ever overrated. It was not bad by any means, but I was expecting better. The CG was atrocious and really took away from the film. The ending was quite rough.

Superbad - a ridiculously crude and not very funny movie. The Seth character was just so unlikeable. I was offended for all the women of the world with that one scene. I may have chuckled once or twice.

Juno - I actually kinda liked this one. Some of the dialog was out of place, but the movie was really good otherwise. Ellen Page made this movie better than it could have been.
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Post by: Daggerstrike on April 22, 2008, 10:31:34 AM
Quote from: "GrimReality"
The Island - What a waste of a cool premise. It even started out fine. Then Mr. Bay decided just to go back to what he knew and ruined it. Scarlet looked great, though.

The Mist - Man, is this ever overrated. It was not bad by any means, but I was expecting better. The CG was atrocious and really took away from the film. The ending was quite rough.

Superbad - a ridiculously crude and not very funny movie. The Seth character was just so unlikeable. I was offended for all the women of the world with that one scene. I may have chuckled once or twice.

Juno - I actually kinda liked this one. Some of the dialog was out of place, but the movie was really good otherwise. Ellen Page made this movie better than it could have been.


Which scene of Superbad? The one in Home Ec or the one at the party?

I liked Superbad a lot. I took it for what it was, a movie about two confused and awkward kids who want so badly to be cool.

My most recent movie was Juno. About 3 times. I like it.
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Post by: GrimReality on April 22, 2008, 12:40:44 PM
Quote from: "Daggerstrike"
Quote from: "GrimReality"
The Island - What a waste of a cool premise. It even started out fine. Then Mr. Bay decided just to go back to what he knew and ruined it. Scarlet looked great, though.

The Mist - Man, is this ever overrated. It was not bad by any means, but I was expecting better. The CG was atrocious and really took away from the film. The ending was quite rough.

Superbad - a ridiculously crude and not very funny movie. The Seth character was just so unlikeable. I was offended for all the women of the world with that one scene. I may have chuckled once or twice.

Juno - I actually kinda liked this one. Some of the dialog was out of place, but the movie was really good otherwise. Ellen Page made this movie better than it could have been.


Which scene of Superbad? The one in Home Ec or the one at the party?

I liked Superbad a lot. I took it for what it was, a movie about two confused and awkward kids who want so badly to be cool.

My most recent movie was Juno. About 3 times. I like it.


The Menstrual blood scene. NOT funny.
I just never bought into the character of Seth. I know how crude us guys can be, but he was just so over the top. Plus, the whole idea of him getting together with the hot girl was terribly unrealistic. He is really quite the ugly fellow. lol.
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Post by: everluck on April 22, 2008, 12:53:52 PM
Quote from: "GrimReality"

I just never bought into the character of Seth.

That character looks and acts just like my neighbor. They sound the same, use the same words, and talk at the same pace. The resemblance is uncanny.

For me Superbad was alright the first time but better in subsequent viewings. But I had no trouble buying into Seth since I knew him :P
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Post by: Daggerstrike on April 22, 2008, 12:57:08 PM
Quote


The Menstrual blood scene. NOT funny.
I just never bought into the character of Seth. I know how crude us guys can be, but he was just so over the top. Plus, the whole idea of him getting together with the hot girl was terribly unrealistic. He is really quite the ugly fellow. lol.


I have seen some really fugly guys with some really hot girls. I agree he is over the top, but that is part of his charm to some girls.

That scene WAS a bit fucked, but I have seen something similar happen...so...yeah..hilarious to me.

I just watched the original TMNT.  I cant believe how awesome it is.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on April 24, 2008, 08:29:59 AM
I finally got to watch 'Cloverfield' last night and I really enjoyed it.  I heard a lot of negative stuff from people, mostly being the camera work, but I knew all about that so I went in prepared.  I thought it was very cool.
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Post by: everluck on April 26, 2008, 05:04:01 PM
No Country For Old Men.

Wasn't blown away, but it was another solid Coen Brothers flick. The scene between Tommy Lee Jones and the dude in the wheelchair seemed out of place to me, but everything else felt like it belonged.
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Post by: Serene Prophet on April 27, 2008, 04:14:49 PM
The Forbidden Kingdom.

Some parts kinda bugged me, like Mr. Cheap version of Shia Lebouf.  Otherwise a fun kung fu film.  Nothing to serious, more of just lighthearted fun with a bit of meat here and there.
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Post by: Lard on April 28, 2008, 05:30:46 PM
Quote from: "Blace"
Watched No Country for Old Men today. Movie was awesome except for the ending, which I hated with a passion. The last few movies I have watched have the left the ending to the viewers imagination and it is really starting to tick me off. Oh well, still a good movie.


I wouldn't say there's much to imagine at all.

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Josh Brolin's character gets killed. Then his wife gets killed. Murderer escapes, Tommy Lee Jones retires and wonders if the world is a good place

The End.

It wasn't a smack you in the face ending, but an ending nonetheless.

On the plane home I watched

Juno
No Country For Old Men
There Will Be Blood (Now *that's* a movie with no ending)
Walk Hard - The Dewey Cox Story


It was a 14 hour flight from Hong Kong to Toronto.
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Post by: Blace on April 28, 2008, 05:34:47 PM
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Watched No Country for Old Men today. Movie was awesome except for the ending, which I hated with a passion. The last few movies I have watched have the left the ending to the viewers imagination and it is really starting to tick me off. Oh well, still a good movie.


I wouldn't say there's much to imagine at all.

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Josh Brolin's character gets killed. Then his wife gets killed. Murderer escapes, Tommy Lee Jones retires and wonders if the world is a good place

The End.

It wasn't a smack you in the face ending, but an ending nonetheless.

On the plane home I watched

Juno
No Country For Old Men
There Will Be Blood (Now *that's* a movie with no ending)
Walk Hard - The Dewey Cox Story


It was a 14 hour flight from Hong Kong to Toronto.


I actually thought There Will Be Blood had a decent ending lol. Personal opinion I guess. I just watched it last night. Also watched 3:10 to Yuma, and I love that freaking movie. Christian Bale and Russell Crowe were amazing. Two of my favorite actors.
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Post by: Losfer on April 28, 2008, 06:23:01 PM
The first two Austin Powers films.

Fucking good times.
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Post by: Lard on May 04, 2008, 04:37:25 AM
Ginger Snaps. Forgot how good it was.
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Post by: ZE GRAND MASTER on May 05, 2008, 04:08:34 PM
Iron Man and In Bruges.

In Bruges was very good - WTF Colin Farrel actually acted? Iron Man was good. Not as good as the Spiderman or X-Men movies, but still good.
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Post by: Lard on May 06, 2008, 12:25:35 AM
Iron Man. 100x better than the first Spider-Man.
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Post by: Losfer on May 06, 2008, 10:23:05 PM
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Ginger Snaps. Forgot how good it was.


Saw it Friday night on Space?  :P

Also watched Ginger Snaps.  Never saw it before, but it was actually really good.  The werewolf was pretty fucking scary.  Good times.

300 -- Fucking awesome.  The fights were some of the best I have ever seen.  Even with annoying Matrix Cam (TM).

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End -- Really good, as well.  I never really thought I'd like the series, but I ended up liking it a lot.  Even Johnny Depp.  Guy is pretty funny.  ..."Peanut!"
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Post by: TurnBasedDude on May 07, 2008, 12:28:18 AM
I randomly saw Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer on TV, and since I've seen the first one, and not this before, I gave it a shot. For what it is, I find it to be pretty fun. I didn't expect anything grand or epic.

Then again, I can enjoy most films fairly easily, even though I have not been into movies for years. The only movie I can think of right now that I did not enjoy was Stay Alive. That blew.
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Post by: everluck on May 07, 2008, 05:11:00 AM
The Host.

Great movie. Less a monster film and more a family drama. Cautiously anticipating the remake.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on May 07, 2008, 06:50:22 AM
Ugh, I HaTEd The Host with a passion. I heard all these ravings about a bitchin' monster movie....what a piece of jumbled crap!!

..But that's just my opinion.
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Post by: everluck on May 10, 2008, 01:20:43 AM
Well, Iron Man is officially in my top three favorite superhero movies of all time, sharing the trifecta with Spiderman 2 and Batman Begins.

Seriously fucking awesome movie. And what a way to end it! Not the post-credits spot, either, but the last sentence in the film proper. It was like a massive "FUCK YOU" to the entire comic book film genre.

And then there was the after-credits bit that had me slamming my hands on my knees and jumping out of my seat to leave the theatre, because what the fuck, Jon Favreau: how do expect me to sleep tonight with a cocktease the size of a mushroom cloud?
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Post by: Sketch on May 10, 2008, 02:56:14 AM
I saw Speed Racer at the midnight showing.

It's got to be one of my favorite movies I've ever seen in the theater. I never stopped smiling; it was just downright, 100% enjoyable, and a brilliant way to burn away two hours.

Best ten bucks I've ever spent.
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Post by: Degolas on May 10, 2008, 10:30:44 AM
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300 -- Fucking awesome.  The fights were some of the best I have ever seen.  Even with annoying Matrix Cam (TM).


I think I'm the only person in the world who thought 300 was pretty poo.
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Post by: Blace on May 10, 2008, 11:29:10 AM
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300 -- Fucking awesome.  The fights were some of the best I have ever seen.  Even with annoying Matrix Cam (TM).


I think I'm the only person in the world who thought 300 was pretty poo.


You sir are not the only one. I thought it was pretty poo too.
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Post by: everluck on May 10, 2008, 01:38:20 PM
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300 -- Fucking awesome.  The fights were some of the best I have ever seen.  Even with annoying Matrix Cam (TM).


I think I'm the only person in the world who thought 300 was pretty poo.


You sir are not the only one. I thought it was pretty poo too.

Same here. Movie was filmed in a box, and it looked like it was filmed in a box. Backdrops were really, really distracting. Was a huge disappointment for me when I saw it.

Things like having a rhino charge at someone and them shooting one arrow to kill it is great for the character shooting, but bad for the audience. There were so many anticlimactic moments in that film.
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Post by: Merkava on May 11, 2008, 05:31:13 PM
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There Will Be Blood (Now *that's* a movie with no ending)


I loved the ending. It was an ending in the classic sense. Like, Greek tragedy classic. Catharsis <3<3<3
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Post by: Losfer on May 11, 2008, 05:32:08 PM
Total Arnie weekend for me.  Watched Terminator II on Friday, just watched Terminator III this afternoon, and I just now put Total Recall in.  Aww yeah.
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Post by: Blace on May 11, 2008, 06:11:42 PM
Just watched Juno, twas awesome.
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Post by: everluck on May 11, 2008, 07:50:08 PM
American Psycho.

Freakin sweet.
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Post by: Losfer on May 19, 2008, 02:31:13 PM
Metal: A Headbanger's Journey -- Pretty fun.  I loved the interview with Necrobutcher.
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Post by: valentine08 on May 19, 2008, 05:29:44 PM
wish for a replay when?
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Post by: Krelian on May 20, 2008, 01:39:04 PM
The Warlords, awesome stuff and good fights
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Post by: Blace on May 20, 2008, 03:24:42 PM
Just watched Golden Compass and I really liked it. The story premise is cool even though they don't fully explain it. The atmosphere and visuals are amazing and I liked the cast. It also promises some killer sequels (if they get made since it bombed compared to industry expectations in the box office)
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Post by: TurnBasedDude on May 21, 2008, 11:43:08 PM
When I saw Iron Man a few weeks back, there was a trailer for the Deatt Note live action screening only today, and yesterday in select theaters. There was a screening not far from me so I went.

It was pretty good, and managed to condense a lot of story well, even if some things went a little too fast. I enjoy the anime version of Death Note the most (1st 25 episodes), but I'll give the 2nd movie a shot whenever that comes here.
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Post by: Jimmy on May 23, 2008, 05:00:07 PM
I went and saw the new Indiana Jones movie last night. I'm torn. There is a lot in it that I think is really good, but there are too many scenes that stretch my suspension of disbelief too far.
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Post by: D-Rider on May 23, 2008, 05:32:37 PM
I finally got around to watching 300 the other day.  It's not exactly the best comic book adaptation out there, but 300 isn't exactly the best comic out there so I don't mind it.  That chick needed to show her tits more.
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Post by: everluck on May 24, 2008, 01:27:16 AM
Top Gun.

Greatest film ever made.

So homoerotic.
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Post by: Dincrest on May 24, 2008, 06:52:12 PM
I just came back from Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull.  (I don't need the whole "kingdom of..." in the title.  It's better like this:P)  I flippin' loved it.  Wonderful Indiana Jones installment.  It's like the expanse of time between the films never was.  Nothing was overwrought or anything.  Were there segments where I had to consciously suspend my disbelief?  Oh absolutely, but I've had to do that for every Indy film, especially Temple of Doom.  

*smacks lips* I could really use some snake surprise and chilled monkey brains right about now.  mmm mmm mmm delicious!  (though if I'm not mistaken, snakes and monkey brains are actually delicacies in some parts of Africa.)
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Post by: Serene Prophet on May 24, 2008, 07:42:34 PM
Yeah I went and saw Indie today to.  I dunno what everyoens whining about, probably just angry little fanboys who didnt get exactly what they wanted and have to cry on the internet about it.  

Anyways it was fun, and I liked Shias character more than i thought I would...well for some obvious reasons when you actually see it ^^.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on May 27, 2008, 06:23:54 PM
I watched Smokin' Aces last night. It was a lot better than I expected. The Tremors were awesome!
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Post by: Degolas on May 27, 2008, 08:14:20 PM
I just got back from Indy IV.

Um, I thought it was pretty average. It started out pretty well. The opening salvo was a bit silly, but in a good way. Then I thought it just got a little boring. And when the action picked up a bit for the last 45 mins there were just too many cringeworthy moments. The last twenty minutes were pretty dire, and have really left a sour taste in my mouth

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Why must Spielberg always ruin his films by showing the fucking alien?! That and the UFO just killed it for me. Then the friggin' marriage scene?! I thought that was actually embarassing.

So overall, I'd say it was pretty average.
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Post by: Lard on May 28, 2008, 01:01:58 AM
Saw Indy tonight.

I thought it was decent, about on par with Temple of Doom.

Didn't think it was cringe worthy, but a little dull at times.
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Post by: ZE GRAND MASTER on May 30, 2008, 11:48:01 AM
Watched Indiana Jones yesterday. It was good, but they spent the entire movie showing off their special effects - especially the random "OMG NUCLEAR EXPLOSION!!!!!!11111" scene.
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Post by: everluck on May 30, 2008, 12:12:42 PM
Riki-Oh: The Story of Riki.

I don't know why I've never seen it before. It was great, and I watched it twice in a row.
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Post by: Dincrest on May 30, 2008, 03:49:47 PM
The other day I saw something on the History Channel about actual archaeological connections and research to the Indiana Jones movies.  One thing that stood out to me was when one scholar said that archaeologists laughed during the opening sequence of Crystal Skull because there really ARE warehouses like that (often attached to research universities) where all manner of historical treasures exist and few people really know they're actually there.  To archeologists, the warehouse bit was funny because it was true.  Go figure, huh?  

Every time an Indy movie comes out, people get excited about archeology again.
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Post by: Lard on May 31, 2008, 12:19:38 AM
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Riki-Oh: The Story of Riki.

I don't know why I've never seen it before. It was great, and I watched it twice in a row.

That is a *great* movie
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Post by: Degolas on May 31, 2008, 07:50:14 AM
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The other day I saw something on the History Channel about actual archaeological connections and research to the Indiana Jones movies.  One thing that stood out to me was when one scholar said that archaeologists laughed during the opening sequence of Crystal Skull because there really ARE warehouses like that (often attached to research universities) where all manner of historical treasures exist and few people really know they're actually there.  To archeologists, the warehouse bit was funny because it was true.  Go figure, huh?  

Every time an Indy movie comes out, people get excited about archeology again.


That's what I love about the Indy films in general, they're usually (loosely) based on real artefacts and treasures, or real legends, whereas pretenders like National Treasure just make up any old shit.
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Post by: everluck on May 31, 2008, 10:11:38 PM
If anyone's seen The Strangers I'd appreciate some impressions.

Been thinking about going to see it, but not sure if I want to make that investment just yet. Anyone got an opinion?
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on May 31, 2008, 10:56:09 PM
I finally watched Iron Man today and while it was pretty good, I think all the hype kind of ruined it for me. Robert Downey Jr. does a great Tony Stark though. I'm guessing part 2 will have something to do with War Machine...
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Post by: Jet16 on May 31, 2008, 11:33:47 PM
Saw Indy 4 today and I'm awestruck by how bad it is. At the end of the movie, I honestly believe for a minute that a joke was being played on  me. The action sequences were satisfying enough, but not for me to warrant the movie at least the title of semi-entertaining. There was no authentic sense of archaeological adventure. I wanted the movie to dazzle with action sequences then put wonder in the viewers with mystical sites and such. But when it got to those sites everything was slow, dull and dreary and things were too caught up in nostalgia and CGI, though the latter was fine with me, the former wore thin when they referenced to older movies for the n-th time. I can't even remember the older movies that well and I knew when they were referencing to some. It was that obvious, and it got tedious. Some of the ending shots
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such as the temples before they were turned into a fuckin.... UFO spaceship were nice to look at. Though, there was a plus: it gave me the urge to play Uncharted.

Immense disappointment overall.
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Post by: everluck on June 02, 2008, 06:36:30 PM
Cashback.

A bit brilliant, really.
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Post by: Serene Prophet on June 04, 2008, 10:44:01 PM
The Mist

Picked this up.  Great movie, but goddamn if that zealot bitch doesnt make me wanna run to a church and smash in windows.  If im ever in a fucked up situation like that and a single person starts talking about gods wrath.  I will personally bash his or her head in until they are dead.  God that bitch drives me nuts.  That and the fact that its all to likely people would act exactly like that.  Fuck people are stupid.
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Post by: everluck on June 04, 2008, 11:04:18 PM
Saw The Matrix for the first time, liked it lots. It's held up great. Looks like it could be released today, and still look better than half big film releases.

Also saw Matrix Reloaded for the first time. Great car chase, but the story is suddenly full of holes. Character motivation is totally gone and things seem to be happening just for the sake of it. Most of it is crap, but it has its moments. My two biggest disappointments about it are the shit CG sequences (and one of them is an extended fight scene, which was hugely distracting since the first movie's fights were almost entirely live action and were beautifully done... and suddenly I was forced to sit through something that looked like a video game cutscene) and the looseness of the plot. The first movie had lots of thought put into the story. It explains things that don't exactly beg explaining, but it presents them so that the story is believable. It's easy to follow despite it being complex. Then the second movie alludes to things and uses vagaries as pretense for depth. It's all a bit shit.
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Post by: everluck on June 05, 2008, 12:18:14 PM
The Guyver.

Fucking awful film.

Guilty pleasure, though.
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Post by: Serene Prophet on June 08, 2008, 10:55:11 PM
Zohan.

It was a fun watch.  Nothing great, but I laughed enough.  Nick Swardson needed more joke time though, he is fucking hilarious when he gets the chance.
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Post by: TurnBasedDude on June 09, 2008, 02:36:56 AM
Saw Zohan with parents yesterday.

These kind of movies are a bit of a guilty pleasure. Some funny moments, but I liked Sandler's older films more. Humor was a bit dry overall.
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Post by: Lard on June 12, 2008, 10:09:45 PM
30 Days of Night - which was better than I expected.

Cloverfield - which was pretty much as I expected. A bunch of annoying douches running around being filmed by a douche.

If you're going to make the perspective of the film from the "common" man's view, don't make the common man an unlikable prick.

Waste of potential.
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Post by: Serene Prophet on June 13, 2008, 04:41:40 PM
The happening- It was really a disappointing.  I am one of the few who loved the kooky Lady in the Water, so I was hoping this would at least be interesting, but to be honest, I was bored, and thats not easy to do to me in a movie.  At times it can be a little serene, or something like that, but overall, just not a good movie in any respect.
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Post by: everluck on June 13, 2008, 11:43:48 PM
In Bruges.

Fantastic film.
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Post by: Lard on June 14, 2008, 01:21:31 AM
Undead.

Which wasn't as bad as I had remembered.
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Post by: D-Rider on June 14, 2008, 09:12:47 AM
This Is Spinal Tap

Still fucking hilarious, and the commentary is just as funny as the actual film.  I will never get tired of watching this movie.
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Post by: Serene Prophet on June 14, 2008, 03:38:26 PM
Charlie Bartlet.  That was one hell of a movie.  I really enjoyed it.  Definately something id recommend to anyone.
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Post by: Dice on June 14, 2008, 11:47:13 PM
The Incredible Hulk

Great cameos.  I remember them better than the dialogue.  It was so "meh"otherwise.
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Post by: Blace on June 15, 2008, 12:28:59 AM
I went and saw The Incredible Hulk as well. I thought it was pretty good.
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Post by: ShadowLaguna on June 15, 2008, 12:48:02 AM
Wow, people actually like the new Hulk movie. I was planning to avoid it due to the depressing and appauling 2003 Hulk movie.
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Post by: Daggerstrike on June 15, 2008, 11:26:26 AM
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Wow, people actually like the new Hulk movie. I was planning to avoid it due to the depressing and appauling 2003 Hulk movie.



...they have nothing to do with one another except that they have The Hulk in it. That's it. As far as they are concerned for this movie the other one never happened.


I watched Meet the Spartans. Had some funny moments.
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Post by: Jimmy on June 16, 2008, 07:55:28 PM
Saw Hulk today. Better than the last, but still not all that great. Edward Norton was fantastic, as always, and I loved the allusions to the old Hulk TV show. Plot still left a lot to be desired though, and I still think Liv Tyler is awful. I really enjoyed the last fight as well.

All in all, I can't help but think the quality of the film was secondary to whatever it is the ending sets up.
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Post by: Lard on June 17, 2008, 10:06:22 AM
Strange Brew

What a *great* movie.
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Post by: everluck on June 17, 2008, 04:18:37 PM
Zombie Strippers.

Pretty much a waste of time.
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Post by: D-Rider on June 17, 2008, 07:03:35 PM
I watched two movies today.  Gotta love slow-ass work days. :P

30 Days of Night:  It was good till the fucking end when things got all Super Saiyan.

The City of Violence:  Any movie that ends with the word fuck get my nod of approval.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on June 17, 2008, 10:25:46 PM
Diary of the Dead - HUGE dissapointment

Strange Wilderness - great!
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Post by: Krelian on June 20, 2008, 05:12:02 PM
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford : it was long but pretty good and the ost is amazing.
The Cell : i love this kind of films, its reminds me to the fountain, dunno why, but is a film with a big "visual scenes", dunno if i explained right. I recommend it.
And the rest; i continue watching some Stephen Chow,s stuff, it,s still funny xD
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Post by: Merkava on June 21, 2008, 03:44:19 AM
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The happening- It was really a disappointing.  I am one of the few who loved the kooky Lady in the Water, so I was hoping this would at least be interesting, but to be honest, I was bored, and thats not easy to do to me in a movie.  At times it can be a little serene, or something like that, but overall, just not a good movie in any respect.


The actual "happening" was also too ludicrous to be at all bone-chilling, and the attempts at explaining it scientifically made it even less plausible.


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For instance, if a human's neurotransmitters were reversed and their self-preservation instinct became flipped around, I don't think a person would be able to loose control of their body AND be able to make a complex, informed decision on how to kill themselves. Although I respect the integration of the honey-bee issue, it doesn't quite fit what began happening to people, as the toxin wouldn't make the honey-bees, say, only find plants with that toxin and kill themselves, it would just prevent them from NOT eating plants that happened to have the toxin. I think it would have been a lot creepier if people just all of a sudden started running towards the nearest wall or walk off the nearest ledge (the construction site, the old woman, and the car scenes were the most successful in the movie, in my opinion). Starting a lawnmower and then laying down in the perfect position to have it run over you was a bit too silly, thanks.

Mark Wahlberg was fabulous. Actually, I think the acting was pitch-perfect for the movie all around. I just wish M. Night would go back to focusing on mysterious issues on a personal, human scale rather than trying to tackle huge events. There's no real way to wrap up something that huge and still make it satisfying. It's either "water hurts aliens" or "this happening was caused by ____."
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Post by: TurnBasedDude on July 01, 2008, 11:51:08 PM
I read about a screening of an anime film recently so I checked that today. It's called Paprika, and it is such a weird, yet interesting film. I enjoyed it a lot. Quite a mind trip.
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Post by: Seultoria on July 01, 2008, 11:54:13 PM
I loved Paprika. The day it came out, I rushed to Wal-Mart right after school to buy it. I love every Satoshi Kon movie I've seen.
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Post by: Blace on July 02, 2008, 12:03:09 AM
I watched Mr. Brooks the other day. What a weird movie. I enjoyed it for the most part.
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Post by: everluck on July 02, 2008, 05:13:20 AM
Wanted.

Pretty entertaining.
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Post by: Dice on July 02, 2008, 02:21:14 PM
Three things I'll say about Paprika.
[list=]- Most of it feels as confusing as a dream
- The plot is effed and hard to follow
- Its an excellent film nonetheless and yes, he's an awesome director [/list]

I saw Wanted too.  Pure style>substance.  Angelina Jolie's thick wad of hair doesn't suit her now malnourished body.
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Post by: Superflat on July 02, 2008, 06:34:35 PM
My parents dragged me to War, Inc. and it was so terrible I nearly shit myself. If you want entertainment that discusses a possible state of war in the near-future, play through Metal Gear. SO TERRIBLE.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on July 06, 2008, 11:19:20 PM
Hancock.  It was pretty good with some funny moments and great effects but I found the ending to be kind of anti-climactic. It was about on par with Iron Man for me..
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Post by: D-Rider on July 07, 2008, 12:35:18 AM
I watched "Ultraviolet" today.  It's pretty much the worst shit I've ever seen...except I think I might have seen it once before, because the shittiness was a familiar shittiness.  Of course, that could just be the wapaneseness of it. :P
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Post by: Blace on July 07, 2008, 12:56:43 AM
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I watched "Ultraviolet" today.  It's pretty much the worst shit I've ever seen...except I think I might have seen it once before, because the shittiness was a familiar shittiness.  Of course, that could just be the wapaneseness of it. :P


I assume you watched it on cable today because I did the same, only I watched it for a good 10-15 minutes and couldn't take it anymore. The movie is freaking horrible. One of the worst movies ever made.
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Post by: Eusis on July 07, 2008, 01:13:48 AM
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I watched "Ultraviolet" today.  It's pretty much the worst shit I've ever seen...except I think I might have seen it once before, because the shittiness was a familiar shittiness.  Of course, that could just be the wapaneseness of it. :P

You wrote about it before.
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Post by: Serene Prophet on July 07, 2008, 03:49:12 PM
Wall E:  Awesome movie.  I loved the mini before it, and the movie itself was just so fun and cute.

Hancock: I really enjoyed it.  Now I may be a bit biased towards Will Smith since I really love the guy as an actor, and I really liked the more human aspect of it.  The ending was maybe a little cheesy, but I dunno I thought it was pretty cool.  It will definitely be interesting to see if they do anymore with the franchise, since they sorta of made it a bit open in certain regards.
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Post by: Seultoria on July 07, 2008, 04:32:07 PM
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I watched "Ultraviolet" today.  It's pretty much the worst shit I've ever seen...except I think I might have seen it once before, because the shittiness was a familiar shittiness.  Of course, that could just be the wapaneseness of it. :P


I agree. I rented it from Netflix because the action sequences seemed pretty cool, but those 5 minutes was the only decent thing about the movie. I think it's one of the worst movies ever created.
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Post by: D-Rider on July 07, 2008, 04:47:26 PM
Quote from: "Eusis"

You wrote about it before.


Well, I guess that sense of deja vu I had is justified then.  I thought I might be thinking of one of those other rare Milla Jovovich films where she plays a tough-talking kicker of ass. :P
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Post by: Blace on July 07, 2008, 04:54:56 PM
Quote from: "D-Rider"
Quote from: "Eusis"

You wrote about it before.


Well, I guess that sense of deja vu I had is justified then.  I thought I might be thinking of one of those other rare Milla Jovovich films where she plays a tough-talking kicker of ass that happen to be awful. :P


You forgot a part. I fixed it for you.
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Post by: Seultoria on July 07, 2008, 10:14:54 PM
Saw Footdick....I mean Hancock earlier. Good movie. Weird transition from a comedy to a "drama," but the first half of the movie was awesome and the second half was just good, not great.
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Post by: Superflat on July 07, 2008, 11:10:53 PM
I saw wanted with my sister and dad last night, and gatdamn if Angelina Jolie isn't hot. I never really realized it before seeing this movie, but my whole outlook on life has really been flipped upside down. Oh, and the movie was (surprisingly) pretty awesome.
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Post by: Dincrest on July 08, 2008, 10:32:01 AM
I recently saw the documentary Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price on TV.  I'm already anti-Wal-Mart (their unethical business practices are often gross human rights violations), but this documentary opened my eyes to stuff I never even knew or considered about the most evil corporation ever created.  

http://www.walmartmovie.com/
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Post by: Seultoria on July 09, 2008, 03:14:03 PM
Watched Balls of Fury. Funny movie.
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Post by: Losfer on July 09, 2008, 06:49:27 PM
Star Trek: First Contact -- The best Trek movie of them all.

Star Trek: Nemesis -- Maybe the second worst (after the fifth one, of course).

Shinzon> OH MY GOD I HATE YOU PICARD IM GONNA CUT YOU NOW.

...Seriously, tried to cut Picard.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on July 11, 2008, 04:45:55 PM
^Whaaaaaat?? I think Nemesis is my second favorite after First Contact.  Then again, anything to do with the Romulans is great in my book.


Also, yeah, Wall-E is the shit. It's my favorite Pixar film easily.
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Post by: Losfer on July 11, 2008, 06:35:15 PM
Well, I'll say one thing about Nemesis...  The Scimitar was pretty kick ass.  :P
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Post by: Nemmet on July 12, 2008, 02:09:23 AM
Wall-E

Oh my god yes/10
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Post by: Blace on July 13, 2008, 03:14:16 PM
Went and saw Hellboy 2 this weekend. It was pretty awesome.
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Post by: Serene Prophet on July 13, 2008, 04:26:43 PM
Yeah I just got back from Hellboy 2 myself.  Very good stuff, I really loved the imagery.

I also watched REC, which is what the new movie coming out in October called Quarantine is supposedly a shot for shot remake of.  HOLY FUCK. was that one creepy ass movie, especially the end.  I recommend you people see this.  I dunno if quarantine will be good, but REC was just wow.

Also saw wanted.  Pretty good.
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Post by: ZE GRAND MASTER on July 14, 2008, 04:10:41 AM
Hancock - This was good until
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the girl turned out to be another superhero, when it turned into more of a generic superhero movie.

Red Eye -
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Assassin On A Plane would be a better title. It wasn't a great film, and Brian Cox was underused, but Cillian Murphy was good at being a badass, the main actress was hot, and the script was okay, so I suppose it was alright then.
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Post by: Losfer on July 14, 2008, 01:20:48 PM
Sicko -- I loled at paying for health care.
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Post by: Lard on July 14, 2008, 06:48:32 PM
Quote from: "Losfer"
Star Trek: First Contact -- The best Trek movie of them all.


Second best. First being Star Trek VI - Undiscovered Country.
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Post by: mizuki_no_beatdown on July 15, 2008, 12:49:17 PM
Adaptation. Holy Crap, Nic Cage!!!
 You are awesome as a fattie!
 Also, Chris Cooper usually annoys the piss outta me but he was great in this. Damn good movie.
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Post by: Losfer on July 15, 2008, 01:39:10 PM
Quote from: "Lard"
Quote from: "Losfer"
Star Trek: First Contact -- The best Trek movie of them all.


Second best. First being Star Trek VI - Undiscovered Country.


Wait, was that the one with the Klingons...?  I thought Undiscovered Country was the one where they find God in space.

Cause that's the shittiest one ever.  The one with the Klingon's is my second favorite.  Pepto Bismol for blood?  No wonder they can eat raw worms and not get upset stomach, indigestion, diarrhea, hey Pepto Bismol.
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Post by: Seultoria on July 20, 2008, 01:07:47 AM
American Pie Presents: Beta House.

First one I've watched (more than 5 minutes of) since #2, and I think the only one I've watched from beginning to end (the others I tried watching were on TV.) It was alright, but it's just a softcore porno.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on July 21, 2008, 05:26:21 PM
I finally got around to watching "Reign Over Me" last night. I have a lot of mixed feelings about this movie but I think if someone were to ask me if I liked it, I'd say yes. Good performances overall but no real sense of closure at all, which I guess is understandable.

It was also interesting that "Shadow of the Colossus" got quite a bit of attention in this movie. I think it's obvious that the reason for that was to show that it was one of the ways that Sandler's character was avoiding dealing with the "real world". Games as escapism and all that.
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Post by: Lard on July 26, 2008, 11:46:54 PM
Quote from: "Losfer"
Quote from: "Lard"
Quote from: "Losfer"
Star Trek: First Contact -- The best Trek movie of them all.


Second best. First being Star Trek VI - Undiscovered Country.


Wait, was that the one with the Klingons...?  I thought Undiscovered Country was the one where they find God in space.

Cause that's the shittiest one ever.  The one with the Klingon's is my second favorite.  Pepto Bismol for blood?  No wonder they can eat raw worms and not get upset stomach, indigestion, diarrhea, hey Pepto Bismol.


Yeah, ST VI is the one with the Klingons, and it's my favourite.

I watched Escape From New York today. :D
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Post by: Lard on July 28, 2008, 12:20:44 AM
Top Secret
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Post by: Superflat on July 28, 2008, 02:40:01 PM
Dark Knight is awesome, but everyone knows that. I watched Rushmore and Insomnia on the plane back from Hong Kong, and enjoyed both very much. I might even go so far as to say that Rushmore jumped on to my top 10 movies list.
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Post by: Lard on July 29, 2008, 12:16:06 AM
Tron

(Going through 80s movies this week! Dragonslayer, Conan 1&2 and Princess Bride to go!)
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Post by: ZE GRAND MASTER on July 29, 2008, 09:50:41 AM
The Dark Knight - I think this is the best blockbuster movie I've ever seen, but maybe not the best superhero movie. The first two Spider-Man movies were better, but whatever. I don't think I'll watch any more films this summer now I've watched this, because they'll be terrible by comparison.

Edit:
Beowulf - The movie was actually quite good, but it was funny every time Ray Winstone said "monstah". And besides, it's okay to like this version, cuz Neil Gaiman did the screenplay.
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Post by: Losfer on July 29, 2008, 04:16:53 PM
YES.

I finally found a copy of the original Terminator.  I can't wait to get home and watch this!

ELECTRONIC MURDERER.
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Post by: Blace on July 29, 2008, 04:33:30 PM
Quote from: "Losfer"
YES.

I finally found a copy of the original Terminator.  I can't wait to get home and watch this!

ELECTRONIC MURDERER.


Did you seriously struggle to find a copy of that? I could walk two feet from my house to Wal-Mart and find a copy for like 7 bucks easily :P
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Post by: Losfer on July 29, 2008, 05:40:47 PM
Well, I got the second and third movies really easily.  I mean, I got the special edition, slip case, firecracker shooting version of T3 from Walmart for five bucks, but could not find T1 anywhere.

But today at Walmart, they had the first one stocked for five bucks.  :P
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Post by: D-Rider on July 29, 2008, 06:18:56 PM
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Quote from: "Losfer"
YES.

I finally found a copy of the original Terminator.  I can't wait to get home and watch this!

ELECTRONIC MURDERER.


Did you seriously struggle to find a copy of that? I could walk two feet from my house to Wal-Mart and find a copy for like 7 bucks easily :P


You live next to a Wal-Mart?  Jesus, I bet your front lawn at 2 A.M. is la fiesta borracha.
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Post by: Blace on July 29, 2008, 06:21:18 PM
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YES.

I finally found a copy of the original Terminator.  I can't wait to get home and watch this!

ELECTRONIC MURDERER.


Did you seriously struggle to find a copy of that? I could walk two feet from my house to Wal-Mart and find a copy for like 7 bucks easily :P


You live next to a Wal-Mart?  Jesus, I bet your front lawn at 2 A.M. is la fiesta borracha.


It's down the road a little ways (as in I could walk there in about 2 minutes). My house isn't on top of it or anything.
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Post by: Lard on July 30, 2008, 06:56:11 PM
Princess Bride.
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Post by: Blace on August 03, 2008, 01:58:07 AM
I watched quite a few movies this weekend.

Closer - Most anti-love movie ever. I thought it was pretty good.

Atonement - Amazing movie.

The Mummy - First time I've seen it. It was "ok", but I found it a little cheesy.

Inside Man - Often left me confused, but I thought it was alright.

I plan on watching The Mummy Returns later today, and possibly Rescue Dawn.
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Post by: Adapheon on August 03, 2008, 02:26:35 PM
I recently watched Resident Evil Extinction. MUCH better than the second pile of shit they tried passed off as a pile of crap (there's a difference, trust me) but wasn't as good as the first which I thought was surprisingly decent.

Blace: I think the charm in the first Mummy movie is the cheese. The charm is the second one is you get to still look at Rachel Weisz.
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Post by: Lard on August 04, 2008, 08:12:48 PM
Conan The Barbarian - which I probably haven't seen since it came out originally. Fucking great.

I can just barely remember seeing Conan The Destroyer in the theatre, and that's up next.
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Post by: Adapheon on August 04, 2008, 08:20:58 PM
I watched Suicide Kings and and Rounders this weekend. Both very good movies. After watching Rounders I had to go and relearn how to play poker again. I'm thinking of starting up a poker game now, I really do suck at poker but it's good fun.
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Post by: Lard on August 06, 2008, 01:18:44 AM
Escape From LA

It totally gets a bum rap.
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Post by: Adapheon on August 06, 2008, 01:29:07 AM
Heh, for some reason Escape from LA comes up in conversation at least once a week for me. Or at least it has over the past 2 months or so.
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Post by: Dincrest on August 06, 2008, 07:57:27 AM
Inherit the Wind is a movie that should be required viewing by all, especially the state of Kansas.  It's totally relevant today.

I also recently caught The NeverEnding Story on TV.  Love that movie (still looks beautiful even today) and the book is quite good.  I read the book a while back, but for the life of me I can't understand or recall why in the movieAtreyu was told that he couldn't take any weapons on his quest.  That seems a bit silly.  Perhaps there was something in the book I just can't remember.
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Post by: Degolas on August 06, 2008, 09:42:43 AM
I randomly ended up seeing Kung Fu Panda. It wasn't as bad as expected!
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Post by: AJR on August 08, 2008, 12:56:33 PM
I saw Pineapple Express a few hours ago.

I thought it was hilarious. I was almost in tears during the last half hour or so.
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Post by: Lard on August 09, 2008, 02:39:58 AM
Doomsday.

Half Mad Max, half Escape From NY, all fucking excellent.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on August 09, 2008, 06:31:57 AM
Dogma - I have to watch this at least once a year.
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Post by: everluck on August 09, 2008, 11:13:36 AM
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Doomsday.

Half Mad Max, half Escape From NY, all fucking excellent.

Almost picked this up last night. Will definitely rent it.
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Post by: Lard on August 09, 2008, 11:23:50 AM
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Doomsday.

Half Mad Max, half Escape From NY, all fucking excellent.

Almost picked this up last night. Will definitely rent it.


Definitely worth your while.
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Post by: everluck on August 09, 2008, 02:20:16 PM
Just watched Sympathy for Lady Vengeance.

Better than Mr. Vengeance, but I didn't like it as much as Oldboy. Still pretty good. As far as content goes, I think it really pushes the limits of what I want to see in films.

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I hate seeing little kids being hurt, and there were some really extreme examples of it in this film. The scene where all the parents are being shown the videos of their kids being murdered... it was brutal. Made me sick.
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Post by: everluck on August 11, 2008, 01:05:31 AM
Pineapple Express.

Very funny from beginning to end.
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Post by: Adapheon on August 12, 2008, 12:36:28 AM
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Pineapple Express.

Very funny from beginning to end.


I just seen it today too, I was good and drunk while doing so and watching it just made me want to get high although it's been a long time since I have, jsut something about it made it seem like a good idea :P

Also, where he mentions about how society won't accept him dating a 18 year old at 25 was uncomfortable because my friends all stared at me because I'm not dating an 18 year old but we've hung out and I'm very interested in her. :S
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Post by: Superflat on August 12, 2008, 02:23:38 AM
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. I really loved it. One of the best animated movies I've seen in a good while. The story reminded me of Braid's story, just much less abstract. It did become a little weird towards the end, but it was still amazing.

When I deleted the movie off my hard drive, a little warning popped up that said "You cannot undo this action." Coincidence? I think not.
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Post by: everluck on August 14, 2008, 11:49:33 AM
Walk Hard. Pretty good film, had some very funny moments. The best thing about it, in my opinion, is that all actors had ridiculous roles that they all played very straight.

Tropic Thunder. I thought Pineapple Express was more consistently funny, but TT was still great. I think Ben Stiller was the only weak link, as all other performances were over-the-top. Still, he directed and co-wrote, which are huge contributions.

Definitely my favorite of Tom Cruise's performances.
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Post by: Lard on August 17, 2008, 10:24:45 PM
^ Walk Hard is pretty funny.

Watched Dead Alive last night for the first time in years. Forgot how genuinely funny and gross it was.
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Post by: Adapheon on August 19, 2008, 12:01:32 AM
Watched Tropic Thunder, definitely better than Pineapple Express and I loved Pineapple Express. For the most part PE's storyline was more cohesive and it flowed better but the quality of the jokes in Tropic Thunder was just too fucking funny.

It's also good to know that Tom Cruise still has a sense of humor.
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Post by: Sketch on August 20, 2008, 04:13:26 AM
I watched something called The Triplets of Belleville in my dad's movie collection.

Man, if you want something with original ideas, this film definitely has them. Fans of animated films should really, really love this.
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Post by: Lard on August 20, 2008, 11:59:45 AM
Highlander.

Pure 80s cheese.
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Post by: Seultoria on August 26, 2008, 08:29:37 PM
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. Great stuff.
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Post by: Blace on August 28, 2008, 12:39:45 PM
Just finished watching Harsh Times. I really liked it. Christian Bale continues to impress me and Freddy Rodriguez acted better than I thought he ever would.
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Post by: Merkava on August 28, 2008, 04:28:52 PM
Just saw Shortbus. Frank and explicit, yet beautiful.
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Post by: Lard on August 31, 2008, 10:21:40 AM
Guy Ritchie's Revolver.

Starts out great but finishes weak.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on August 31, 2008, 12:54:42 PM
Last night I watched Son of Rambow which was pretty good and I also watche Postal. I had to watch it out of pure curiosity. Uwe Boll claimed it was the best movie ever. It had some pretty good laughs but it was definitely not the best movie ever made:p
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Post by: Lard on September 01, 2008, 12:12:35 PM
Not really movies, but I sat down and re-watched all of The Prisoner last week.

This week I'm watching all 8 seasons of Red Dwarf.
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Post by: Adapheon on September 01, 2008, 11:35:34 PM
I watched 28 days later for the bazillionth time. It's still a pretty awesome movie. I really wish the sequel wasn't complete ass.
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Post by: Blace on September 01, 2008, 11:54:52 PM
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I watched 28 days later for the bazillionth time. It's still a pretty awesome movie. I really wish the sequel wasn't complete ass.


Wow I never thought I'd find another 28 Weeks Later hater. I thought that movie blew as well, but all my friends liked it and so did the critics. 28 Days Later is WAY better.
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Post by: Adapheon on September 01, 2008, 11:57:03 PM
Haha, me and my friend thought it was the hugest pile of shit ever and no one else agrees with us at all. His friend who he greatly respects his opinion on movies loves it and it has shaken him to the core that so many people can like it.
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Post by: everluck on September 02, 2008, 12:32:23 AM
28 Days is a far better, more original film. 28 Weeks isn't so bad, though it pales in comparison.
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Post by: the2na on September 02, 2008, 03:34:00 AM
Quote from: "everluck"
28 Days is a far better, more original film. 28 Weeks isn't so bad, though it pales in comparison.


Exactly. The first fifteen minutes of weeks is what redeems it most.
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Post by: everluck on September 02, 2008, 11:41:19 AM
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Quote from: "everluck"
28 Days is a far better, more original film. 28 Weeks isn't so bad, though it pales in comparison.


Exactly. The first fifteen minutes of weeks is what redeems it most.

Yup, just about.

I understand what they were trying to do with the film. The first was about individuals dealing a problem, the second was about crumbling government control. That's fine, but I think it would have been presented better if Weeks didn't turn into a by-the-books zombie romp halfway through.
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Post by: Adapheon on September 02, 2008, 11:16:59 PM
I think the first fifteen minutes is what really made the movie horrible because of the rest of it couldn't stand up to it at all. The infected father was fucking stupid too that whole thing was just dumb. To me the whole movie wasn't worth the effort they put into making it.
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Post by: Lard on September 03, 2008, 09:49:06 PM
Speed Racer.

Far less shitty than I expected. It was actually....enjoyable.
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Post by: Adapheon on September 07, 2008, 09:02:28 AM
The Bourne Ultimatum. Not bad, although I think it may be the weakest of the three (it's been a couple years since I seen the other two). I really don't mind shaky cam for fights, if done well with the action I find it makes it a bit more intense but man for dramatic moments it might as well be a 5 year old directing the thing because it just takes away from scene.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on September 07, 2008, 09:27:47 AM
I watched "The Host" again last night and "Anchorman"....again.

"I'm Ron Burgundy?"
ha!
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Post by: Lard on September 07, 2008, 09:14:58 PM
Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels.
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Post by: Blace on September 07, 2008, 11:53:50 PM
I watched In Bruges. It was hilarious.
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Post by: Lard on September 08, 2008, 01:05:05 AM
Snatch
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Post by: John on September 08, 2008, 04:52:25 PM
I still haven't seen Batman Begins or the Dark Knight.

Just thought I'd throw that out there.
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Post by: Blace on September 08, 2008, 04:58:59 PM
Watched Doomsday last night. It was better than I thought it would be.
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Post by: Kyle on September 08, 2008, 09:32:25 PM
I watched Nashville. It was an interesting, critical look at the city and its culture. Unfortunately, it was slightly boring due to the massive number of songs in it (crappy songs), and they sacrificed character development for a broad cast of characters. It's the Suikoden of film.
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Post by: Lard on September 09, 2008, 02:56:20 AM
I watched the director's cut of Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, since the original was fresh in my mind and I wanted to compare the two.

Not really that different, except for one subplot between Hatchet Harry and Sting. Most of the rest is just extending scenes here and there.
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Post by: Blace on September 09, 2008, 11:01:29 PM
Collateral. Pretty darn good.
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Post by: everluck on September 09, 2008, 11:43:12 PM
Kill Bill volume 1

Wasn't expecting much, but it pretty much blew me away. Toss up between this and Reservoir Dogs for my favorite Tarantino flick. I'm not a huge fan of his, but I can't wait to rent volume 2 now that I've seen the first.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on September 10, 2008, 04:46:29 PM
I watched The Last Winter the other day. It sucked hard!
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Post by: everluck on September 11, 2008, 08:42:12 PM
Just watched Kill Bill volume 2.

Awesome movie. The bit at the beginning where Uma Thurman gives a plot synopsis is a bit jarring, but the rest is fantastic. I liked part 2 better than part 1, but the first is a lot more gripping and visceral initially. The second has better characterization since it actually explores some of the motivations and relationships of characters.
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Post by: Dincrest on September 11, 2008, 09:40:02 PM
Saw "The Namesake."  Good movie, if the progression was a bit choppy.  I had tried reading the book earlier this year, but couldn't get past the incessant whining of the mother that encompassed the first 50 pages, but once the book started focusing on the son, it got much better.  I could relate to the kid. 
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Post by: Lard on September 12, 2008, 02:10:31 AM
Red Sonja

Cheesy as hell.
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Post by: TurnBasedDude on September 13, 2008, 02:34:28 AM
Believe it or not, I've never seen Rocky before. I randomly saw the first one on TV when my mom wanted me to check the bravo network for her fashion shows. Turned out to be a marathon, and so I've been watching the movies and Rocky IV is currently on as I post this. I understand why they're classics, and I'm really enjoying the films. Rocky V nor VI isn't in the marathon, but I've heard V is easily the weakest link.
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Post by: everluck on September 14, 2008, 03:55:43 AM
The Fall.

Fan-fucking-tastic, and I'm very glad it finally came out on DVD.

To all of you: please rent this one and give it the exposure it deserves.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iO0LYcCoeJY
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Post by: Kyle on September 14, 2008, 04:12:52 PM
Burn After Reading.

It was much funnier than it looked or I thought it'd be, and it had some pretty memorable performances, namely Malkovich, who was a complete badass. The writing isn't too good; much of it relies on cursing, as does much of the humor, yet it still manages to be funny. It may be somewhat heartless, but it's entertaining.
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Post by: mizuki_no_beatdown on September 15, 2008, 01:08:47 AM
The Fall.

Fan-fucking-tastic, and I'm very glad it finally came out on DVD.

To all of you: please rent this one and give it the exposure it deserves.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iO0LYcCoeJY
 
Word. It's made by the same guy did The Cell, I believe, but it's a much better movie, IMO.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: everluck on September 15, 2008, 08:52:27 AM
The Fall.

Fan-fucking-tastic, and I'm very glad it finally came out on DVD.

To all of you: please rent this one and give it the exposure it deserves.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iO0LYcCoeJY
 
Word. It's made by the same guy did The Cell, I believe, but it's a much better movie, IMO.
Yeah, same guy, but the film is leagues better. Massive improvement.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: GrimReality on September 15, 2008, 09:29:19 AM
Yeah, I heard about The Fall last week. It's on my list.

I watched Zodiac Friday night. Damn, that was a long movie. I liked the first half more than the second. Too much jumping around. Overall, not a bad movie, but not as good as I was hoping for.

Watched Pumpkinhead Sat. night. Pretty typical 80's horror movie. Not scary in the least. I'm surprised I'd never seen this until now, being quite the lover of horror movies.

Watched The Goonies again with the fam yesterday. I still love it, but man do I want to punch that fat kid in the face. Shut the fuck up already!


Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: everluck on September 15, 2008, 09:42:50 PM
Shawshank Redemption.

First time I ever sat through the entire movie. Pretty damn good.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on September 17, 2008, 02:37:24 AM
I just finished watching American Gangster. I think it's one of the best films I have ever seen.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on September 17, 2008, 04:48:01 PM
The Day The Earth Stood Still

Figured I'd watch the original before the crappy remake came out.

Pretty great effects for a movie from 1951.

Good movie.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: CastNuri on September 17, 2008, 06:44:23 PM
Saw "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" tonight. It was a really entertaining film, I loved it.

Also saw "10 items or less" which was alright. I felt like it could've been better but that's prolly 'cause I've seen too many of Morgan Freeman films. :P

Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on September 18, 2008, 11:30:14 AM
Incredible Hulk - not bad, but I think I prefer the Ang Lee movie, despite the terrible ending. Liv Tyler is a crap actress.

The Pink Panther - the original.

Still one of my favourite movies
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on September 18, 2008, 11:01:46 PM
Watched two movies today:

Street Kings- Not great, but not bad either. If you like these kind of movies, give it a shot.

The Ruins- I was hoping it would be different from the dime a dozen horror movies we get, but I was sorely mistaken. Only if you are a hardcore horror junky will you find enjoyment in it. Disappointment indeed.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: everluck on September 18, 2008, 11:26:33 PM
Hard Candy.

It was okay. The performances were pretty strong, though I'm not much of an Ellen Page fan. Some parts were uncomfortably tense, but overall it just didn't stick out as something memorable.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on September 18, 2008, 11:28:20 PM
Hard Candy.

It was okay. The performances were pretty strong, though I'm not much of an Ellen Page fan. Some parts were uncomfortably tense, but overall it just didn't stick out as something memorable.

I thought Ellen Page was great in Juno. I still need to see this movie.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on September 19, 2008, 01:50:30 AM
A Shot In The Dark

Funny, but not as good as the original Pink Panther movie.

Decided to watch all of them in order, which I've never done.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Superflat on September 19, 2008, 10:20:47 AM
Rewatched Thank You For Smoking, and enjoyed it a lot more than the first time I saw it.

Also watched Horton Hears a Who, which was a surprisingly good movie.

"In my world, everyone is a pony, and they all eat rainbows, and poop butterflies."
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: everluck on September 19, 2008, 10:07:33 PM
Munich.

First time I tried watching this I couldn't sit through it; there was too much extended exposition. This time, though it dragged a little at the end, I appreciated it much more. Very good film.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on September 19, 2008, 10:09:07 PM
Munich.

First time I tried watching this I couldn't sit through it; there was too much extended exposition. This time, though it dragged a little at the end, I appreciated it much more. Very good film.

I thought that movie dragged quite a bit as well, but the first 3/4 of it is sooo good that I didn't care too much. Good film indeed.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: TurnBasedDude on September 19, 2008, 10:55:43 PM
Since I caught a rocky movie marathon last week, but the last 2 films were not included, I decided to check them out today.

V was not as bad I thought, but it did not feel much like a rocky film, especially on how it ends. A mostly one-sided street fight than an epic boxing match really isn't the way to go initially.

Rocky Balboa aka Rocky VI was great, and few movies really get to me these days. It has a lot of heart, and thought the references from earlier films were well done. It's too bad I didn't see the earlier films much earlier on, otherwise the references and flashbacks would make more impact. It ended the series well, and things come in full circle.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on September 20, 2008, 01:55:49 AM
Return of the Pink Panther.

Not bad - but everyone looks older, and David Niven makes a better Phantom than Christopher Plumber.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: everluck on September 21, 2008, 12:38:58 AM
Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels.

Way better than I was expecting. Really enjoyed this one. Lots of laughs, and an elegantly frenetic pace that matched the cinematography perfectly.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on September 21, 2008, 10:39:58 AM
Get Smart. Heard it was just soso but I enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Kyle on September 21, 2008, 11:26:56 PM
I saw Ghost Town tonight.
It's sappy, generic, and pretty blandly directed, but somewhat charming. The theme is garbage, too, but it has Ricky Gervais in it. If you're a fan, it's worth it. Otherwise, it's not. For me, if it didn't have Gervais in it, not only would I not have gone to see it, but I would also have nothing positive to say about it. He makes it something beyond a heap of recycled refuse.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Eusis on September 22, 2008, 01:05:43 AM
I must be the last person on Earth to watch the Simpsons Movie that gave a damn about it. It was pretty good, it's probably the best effort in recent years.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on September 22, 2008, 10:28:59 AM
The Pink Panther Strikes Again.

Some really hilarious bits in this movie - particularly the bit where Clouseau is trying to get into the castle.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: everluck on September 24, 2008, 09:39:18 PM
Spaceballs.

Great as always. Love this movie.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: CastNuri on September 25, 2008, 02:11:46 PM
Saw "The Green Mile" today. It was a good film; touching and haunting at the same time.

Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Adapheon on September 27, 2008, 04:43:49 AM
I just watched Revolver. What a piece of shit that was.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on September 27, 2008, 08:43:09 AM
Watched War last night (Jet Li, Jason Statham). It was a piece of crap. How do you screw up an action movie with both of them in it? Good grief.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on September 27, 2008, 01:59:37 PM
Grabbed Iron Man last night. I enjoyed it even more this time around.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: everluck on September 27, 2008, 06:33:51 PM
Grabbed Iron Man last night. I enjoyed it even more this time around.
I thought this was to be released this coming Tuesday?
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on September 27, 2008, 08:30:05 PM
^Yeah, that's true but my job gives me early access to movies and games. We recieved our copies of Iron Man on Friday and we can take it home to watch if we want.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: everluck on September 27, 2008, 10:28:09 PM
Oh, cool.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Adapheon on September 29, 2008, 04:14:28 PM
I watched Evil Dead 2 for the first time it was pretty decent, a good combination of horror and comedy without distilling the horror out of the blend (I'm looking at you Army of Darkness, obviously they were going for something else but there's at least a couple points where they could have notched up the horror a bit).

Also watched 5ive Girls, which judging by the pointless number in the title everyone should know completely blows. I mean it's 90 minutes of hot chicks in christian school girl outfits so I'm not complaining too much but it was bad. I figured a horror movie with Pearlman would be decent but then I remember Pearlman just likes being in movies so he'll act in anything :P  Seriously though if you are bored the chicks in the movie are pretty hot, I would ruin them if I had half a chance =P
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on September 29, 2008, 06:45:15 PM
I finally got around to watching Ghost World last night. It was on Teletoon. I have a feeling I would not have enjoyed this had Steve Buscemi not been in it. Tonight i'm watching The Foot Fist Way. I've heard good things..
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on September 29, 2008, 07:00:01 PM
Watched Speed Racer. I'm a fan of the Wachowski's, but this movie has the most uneven pacing I've experienced in awhile. The racing is awesome, everything else is meh.
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Post by: Jet16 on September 29, 2008, 09:58:17 PM
Watched both Eagle Eye and Miracle at St. Anna over the weekend. Both were pretty terrible. At least Eagle Eye was mildly entertaining whereas Miracle at St. Anna was just pure balls. That movie didn't know where to go at all with everything it tried to squeeze in and the ending was just the stupidest thing I've seen for a while.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on September 30, 2008, 01:25:52 PM
Just watched Married Life. It was pretty good.

Edit: Just finished The Forbidden Kingdom. Great fight scenes, juvenile story. In other words, it's entertaining, but nothing special.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Adapheon on September 30, 2008, 10:06:44 PM
I watched 3 movies today

Van Wilder 2: Pretty mediocre, wasn't bad really but not good.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall: Funny, not as good as I expected really but for some reason I had wildly high expectations of it.

Iron Man: Still awesome

Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: CastNuri on October 01, 2008, 03:57:39 PM
I saw Tropic Thunder with my friends today. It was pretty funny. Robert Downey Jr.'s character was hilarious.  :P

Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Losfer on October 03, 2008, 10:25:54 PM
I just watched Hellraiser.

Man, I miss stop motion animation and similar effects in horror movies, it just looks so much more /real/ than computer animation.  Like the part when Frank's body began to reform from the floor boards in the attic...  I'm gonna have trouble sleeping tonight, because that was so beautifully gross.  :P

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Oh, and it was cool seeing Andrew J. Robinson, since Garak is one of my favourite Star Trek characters ever.  :P
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on October 03, 2008, 10:29:09 PM
I watched Smart People. Meh. It was "ok" I guess. Worth it for Ellen Page :P
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on October 05, 2008, 09:48:45 PM
The Happening.  It was poop!
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Post by: GrimReality on October 06, 2008, 02:00:37 PM
My wife rented some obscure horror movie called Crazy Eights. It actually ended up being not too bad. Well filmed, fairly well acted, and the environment was actually a bit spooky. Not great by any means, but worth a rental.

I also saw the Jesse James movie. Talk about a somber affair. Well done all around. A bit slow in parts, but nothing that had me wanting to hit FF. I really liked the music and the cinematography.
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So Jesse took off his guns and went to dust that picture [i]knowing[/i] he would get shot. Why did he do this? Simply ready to die? Man, I wanted to punch that Robert Ford in the face. Slimy Weasel.
 
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Post by: Losfer on October 06, 2008, 04:25:34 PM
Pom Poko!

Still one of my favourite Ghibli films ever.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on October 07, 2008, 12:33:34 AM
Perfect Stranger. It was terrible.
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Post by: D-Rider on October 08, 2008, 11:21:13 AM
I watched the David Lynch version of "Dune" just to see if time had been good to it.  The answer is a rather resounding negative. :P
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Post by: Hidoshi on October 08, 2008, 12:15:00 PM
It's David Lynch. Going in with positive expectations isn't recommended. :P

Re-watched The Wind and the Lion. Good movie, but Connery is hilarious as a Muslim character.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on October 08, 2008, 02:25:37 PM
Kingdom of Heaven. Meh. It wasn't bad I guess, but it wasn't good either.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: everluck on October 09, 2008, 01:07:46 AM
Kingdom of Heaven. Meh. It wasn't bad I guess, but it wasn't good either.
Did you see the original or the full version?
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on October 09, 2008, 08:04:47 AM
Uh... I rented it on DVD. I have no clue. I was around 2 1/2 hours long.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Kyle on October 09, 2008, 11:13:05 AM
Watched The Thing last night. It was pretty good: great atmosphere, some creepy scenes, interesting storyline, and amazing creature effects and designs. It definitely influenced things like Parasite Eve, Shadow Hearts, and Silent Hill.

Fuck CG; this stuff looks great even today, whereas CG is really hit and miss. Look at something like I Am Legend and compare it to this or Jurassic Park.

Just imagine if we concentrated on animatronics and other non-CG techniques. With the current technology, creature effects and such could be even better.
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Post by: everluck on October 09, 2008, 12:11:28 PM
Uh... I rented it on DVD. I have no clue. I was around 2 1/2 hours long.
Director's cut is over 3 hours. It definitely feels more complete, but I have a problem with the fact a modern film needs that long to cover all the bases. It's really doesn't have any meatier of a plot than any other war movie.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on October 09, 2008, 12:16:52 PM
Hm... I'd like to see the director's cut to find out whether the story is fleshed out better. Don't know how I'm going to do that though without actually buying it.

I did recently buy the director's cut to Troy on Blu-ray for 15 bucks on Amazon. I love that movie.

Edit: I can get the director's cut for Kingdom of Heaven on Blu-ray for 15 bucks on Amazon as well. I might, but since I didn't like the movie much in its regular form I am kind of hesitant.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: everluck on October 09, 2008, 04:35:17 PM
Hm... I'd like to see the director's cut to find out whether the story is fleshed out better. Don't know how I'm going to do that though without actually buying it.

I did recently buy the director's cut to Troy on Blu-ray for 15 bucks on Amazon. I love that movie.

Edit: I can get the director's cut for Kingdom of Heaven on Blu-ray for 15 bucks on Amazon as well. I might, but since I didn't like the movie much in its regular form I am kind of hesitant.
A friend of mine felt the same way you did after seeing the original, but loved the director's cut. In fact, it's his favorite movie.

I don't think it adds that much. It's alright, but either way you're getting the same basic thing. I'm not a huge Orlando Bloom fan. I think he's really bad at portraying anything but smugness. Maybe if he wasn't in the lead role I would have liked it better.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Akanbe- on October 09, 2008, 09:29:46 PM
Anyone go see Religulous?

Well, I rented Iron man last night and am wondering what people found so great about it.  I wouldn't say it was boring or even bad, just don't get why it was one of the higher rated comic book movies. 
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on October 09, 2008, 09:34:24 PM
Anyone go see Religulous?

Well, I rented Iron man last night and am wondering what people found so great about it.  I wouldn't say it was boring or even bad, just don't get why it was one of the higher rated comic book movies. 

It's because you don't have to know who Tony Stark is and even know what Iron Man is to enjoy the movie. It's a comic book movie for non-comic book fans, much like The Dark Knight. And would you look at that, they are the two highest rated comic book movies on rottentomatoes.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: everluck on October 10, 2008, 12:23:49 AM
Anyone go see Religulous?

Well, I rented Iron man last night and am wondering what people found so great about it.  I wouldn't say it was boring or even bad, just don't get why it was one of the higher rated comic book movies. 
Fast paced, funny, witty, excellent special effects. It's got a very clever script.

One of the best things about it seems to be that it's Tony Stark's story, not Iron Man's; he's in costume for a very short time overall.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on October 14, 2008, 01:29:18 PM
Pan's Labyrinth and Bubba Ho-Top. Both great films.   That fucking 'eyeball on the hands' creature in Pan's Labyrinth was some scary shit:S
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on October 14, 2008, 01:50:04 PM
Oh man I loved that part in Pan's Labyrinth. That movie is one of the best EVER, in my opinion.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: CastNuri on October 14, 2008, 04:02:57 PM
I always thought Pan's Labyrinth was more of a one-time affair thing. It was great, yeah, but I wouldn't watch it more than once unless my last viewing was a couple of years ago.

Saw "Brideshead Revisited" with a friend. It was okay-- nicely made but kind of predictable. I missed the last five minutes though, because we had to leave in order to get home by curfew. :P

Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on October 15, 2008, 12:40:02 AM
^yeah, i've been actually been meaning to watch PL for years now and now that i've seen it i'm very impressed but it was very depressing to me because i'm of the sect that thinks the whole thing was her imagination while friends of mine believe her fantasy was real.

^ long horrible sentence..yes.  great film.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: D-Rider on October 15, 2008, 07:15:00 PM
i'm of the sect that thinks the whole thing was her imagination

Finally, someone else with sense. :P  I can see why those...other people think what they think, but I think the film works a hell of a lot better in full-blown "hallucinogenic tragedy" mode.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on October 15, 2008, 08:36:27 PM
I was one of the people who thought her fantasy was real :P

I watched Training Day for the first time today. Great movie.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: everluck on October 15, 2008, 10:35:05 PM
The director clarified that, I thought, but I can't remember what he said.

That's one for the Google sleuths.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on October 15, 2008, 10:46:21 PM
Taken from Wiki:

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Due to confusion over the film's ambiguity, in an interview, del Toro clarified that, in his own view, the fantasy world isn't only Ofelia's imagination; the Underground Realm does exist, and in the end, Ofelia does actually escape to the fantasy world (where she would be more happy to live in than the real world).
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: everluck on October 16, 2008, 12:33:37 AM
There it is, I guess. I'm sure when he says "in his view," he means it's open to interpretation.

I just finished watching Feast for the fourth or fifth time. Never gets old. Love that movie.
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Post by: GrimReality on October 16, 2008, 02:35:26 PM
Taken from Wiki:

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Due to confusion over the film's ambiguity, in an interview, del Toro clarified that, in his own view, the fantasy world isn't only Ofelia's imagination; the Underground Realm does exist, and in the end, Ofelia does actually escape to the fantasy world (where she would be more happy to live in than the real world).

bah. What does the director know? moron. I'm with DR and Esper. Works better that way.

I saw some movie called Boy Eats Girl.

...

remove your mind from the gutter, please...

ok, thanks. It was basically another angsty kid  turns into a zombie while trying to score movie. More zombies show up,lots of people get eaten, all turns out well in the end. Amusing.

I've got Slither on the way. I've been wanting to see it for awhile.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Seultoria on October 17, 2008, 01:05:50 PM
You Don't Mess With the Zohan.

It was good, but it's not no Happy Gilmore/Billy Madison.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: CastNuri on October 19, 2008, 11:14:25 PM
Watched Disney's "The Three Musketeers." That was a good throwback to my childhood.

Otherwise a very cheesy film. ^_^

Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: GrimReality on October 20, 2008, 11:14:02 AM
Slither - Well, THAT was entertaining. Not particularly scary. Not as humorous as I expected, either. But it was still a fun movie along the lines of Tremors. I am a fan of Nathan Fillion, so I was happy to see him in this. I am now also quite the fan of Elizabeth Banks. She's a might bit purty, ain't she?
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on October 20, 2008, 11:15:46 AM
Slither - Well, THAT was entertaining. Not particularly scary. Not as humorous as I expected, either. But it was still a fun movie along the lines of Tremors. I am a fan of Nathan Fillion, so I was happy to see him in this. I am now also quite the fan of Elizabeth Banks. She's a might bit purty, ain't she?


Gonna go see Zack & Miri then?
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on October 20, 2008, 11:28:04 AM
Not a movie but I just watched Season 7 of Trailer Park Boys. The best was Sebastian Bach of Skid Row at the Model Train expo in Bangor. Too fuckin' funny.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: GrimReality on October 20, 2008, 11:50:52 AM
Slither - Well, THAT was entertaining. Not particularly scary. Not as humorous as I expected, either. But it was still a fun movie along the lines of Tremors. I am a fan of Nathan Fillion, so I was happy to see him in this. I am now also quite the fan of Elizabeth Banks. She's a might bit purty, ain't she?


Gonna go see Zack & Miri then?
From what I understand there is no nakedness in the movie. At least not of the Banks variety. I sure as hell don't need to see Rogens ass again. Ugh. The wife and I are fans of Kevin Smith movies, so we'll see it eventually. Probably not in the theater, though.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Superflat on October 20, 2008, 03:32:02 PM
I saw two movies over the weekend: Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist, and Body of Lies. Both were enjoyable (Nick and Nora's a bit more than Body of Lies), but both also disappointed me a bit. I expected Nick and Nora's to be a bit more child friendly than I wanted it to be, but the Totally Rad Show review raised my expectations for the movie, and I was disappointed when I found that it was indeed aimed at the 15 year old crowd that.

As for body of lies, I'm not exactly sure why I didn't like it, perhaps because the plot was very loose, but it was still an enjoyable movie.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: sandiny0ursh0es on October 20, 2008, 05:45:21 PM
Very poor right now, so my only resort to movies is my Blockbuster movie pass thing that's $20 a month unlimited rentals (one at a time).

Recently watched Transamerica (slow, but I loved how things culminated in the end, and I love Felicity Huffman even more), Maid/Made of Honor (My Best Friend's Wedding already did this movie, except they switched the sexes of the lead characters), and You Don't Mess with the Zohan which was hilarious.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on October 20, 2008, 11:05:53 PM
Just finished watching "The Incredible Hulk". It was a lot better than I expected and light years beyond that last piece of garbage Ang Lee directed. Looking forward to the sequel...or Avengers...whatever.
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Post by: Lard on October 22, 2008, 10:29:37 PM
Midnight Meat Train and it was better than I expected.
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Post by: SonicDeathMonkey on October 24, 2008, 12:45:07 AM
I watched State Property last night, starring Beanie Sigel and produced by Damon Dash. The movie was pretty awful, but it has a great soundtrack and is memorable if only for Damon Dash's character. He shows up like halfway through the movie and is just completely inappropriately hilarious considering the fact that he plays a murderous drug lord.
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Post by: everluck on October 26, 2008, 02:40:31 AM
Cloverfield, Children of Men, The Lion King, and The Fall.

I've been going back over a few of my favorite movies and making sure they really are as good as I remember them (most are pretty recent, granted, but I had the time to spare). My opinion hasn't changed about any of them but Children of Men; I liked it more this past viewing than any other time. It was already my favorite movie, but I noticed details this time that I never had before.
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Post by: Blace on October 27, 2008, 12:46:44 PM
The Strangers. It was alright, but I was hoping for better.
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Post by: GrimReality on October 27, 2008, 02:16:47 PM
I saw Religulous Sat. night. "preaching to the choir" as it was, I definitely enjoyed it. Very funny throughout. Unfortunately, the people who should see this are the ones who won't go near it. Not that it would change any minds or anything. The massive amounts of editing that obviously took place was geared more for entertainment than persuasion.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on October 27, 2008, 03:22:44 PM
Journey to the Center of the Earth.  Wow that was shitty. Kids will definitely enjoy it though.
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Post by: Serene Prophet on October 27, 2008, 10:48:48 PM
Kung Fu Panda.  Holy. Freaking. Shit.  That was an awesome movie.  I loved that movie so much, I am gonna buy it, swear to FSM.  I laughed so hard.  And I swear im not high or drunk. 
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Post by: D-Rider on October 28, 2008, 08:05:54 PM
Dark City.  It's been quite a while since I've been this impressed with a film, even if it does get a little Dragon Ball Z-like at the end.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on October 29, 2008, 10:12:55 AM
Pet Semetary - Caught it on AMC yesterday. I loved that movie when I was younger...still do I guess.
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Post by: Blace on October 29, 2008, 07:17:18 PM
The original Halloween. Still a fantastic movie. I wish there were sequels worth mentioning... (H20 is alright, I guess, otherwise meh).
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Post by: Lard on October 30, 2008, 05:12:04 PM
Phantasm. Great movie.
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Post by: Seultoria on October 30, 2008, 07:13:46 PM
Fast & the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Liked it.

Liked the music too since I recognized the Teriyaki Boyz...
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Post by: everluck on November 01, 2008, 10:28:49 PM
Zack and Miri Make a Porno.

Meh. It wasn't bad, but... meh. Lots of forced jokes, lots of contrived plot points. It had some great moments, but they were fleeting. I don't know where I stand on this one. I guess I'd recommend it if you have nothing else to do on a Friday night.
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Post by: CastNuri on November 02, 2008, 12:21:29 AM
Doom. Always a fun movie to watch for kicks. It's been eons since I've played a Doom game so I didn't have any problems with 'fact or feeling' accuracy.

Also saw Prince of Egypt. Last time I saw this I was nine or ten and I had some pretty good memories that this re-watch lived up to. Nice music too.
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Post by: Fadedsun on November 02, 2008, 02:17:30 AM
The Lion King.

Yeah, this movie rocks! I had it on VHS when I was younger and must have watched it at least twenty times back then. My girlfriend just got it for me on DVD and I'm quite happy about it.
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Post by: Lard on November 05, 2008, 03:03:38 PM
RocknRolla.

Fun to see a Guy Ritchie movie on a big screen finally.

A little bit by the numbers but the movie got better as it went on.

Looking forward to the potential sequel.
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Post by: everluck on November 05, 2008, 07:50:13 PM
Videodrome.

Pretty good. Found it for cheap, so I can't complain.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on November 06, 2008, 08:40:40 AM
V for Vendetta was on last night so I watched it. It was quite good and believe it or not, that was my first time seeing it. Wow:/
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Post by: Blace on November 06, 2008, 10:08:28 AM
V for Vendetta is amazing. I love that movie. Glad you liked it.

Watched The Happening. It was awful. Signs and The Sixth Sense seem so long ago. They had to be flukes or something.
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Post by: Kyle on November 06, 2008, 11:23:08 PM
I still have to watch The Happening to have a good laugh.
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Post by: Lard on November 06, 2008, 11:35:20 PM
It's more likely to make you cry.
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Post by: Blace on November 07, 2008, 01:47:08 AM
Oh man it's definitely worth watching for laughs. I watched it AGAIN with a friend who was interested and laughed the whole time. It was great fun.
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Post by: Alexander on November 08, 2008, 02:17:34 AM
So I've been on a foreign horror film binge lately.  Here's the rundown:

1. Ringu - This passed the American remake entirely.  It makes sense that Sadako has psychic powers and not just "happened to be able to kill victims as she walks out the TV screen."  Seeing it makes me interested in tracking down a translated version of the original novel.  The movie wasn't even that scary just kinda creepy and bleak throughout.

2. The Eye - So I've never seen a Chinese horror flick, but hot dang... the main actress had some serious skill.  Every word delivered, every posture of her face, every whimper, scream and fearful cry I totally bought that she was a real, living person and this was her documentary.  And that scene in the elevator simply irks me.

3. Funny Games - Once again, a horror film from a country I've never seen: Germany! I really like watching films like Funny Games because of the directions the plot takes are simply too taboo for the average American popcorn muncher.  I'll leave it at that.  Also, this film gets major points for breaking the fourth wall.

4. The Host - Another new country: South Korea.  This was actually pretty light on the horror and heavier on social criticism and comedy.  I felt a bit let down by the ending, but it probably fit with the rest of the film in terms of theme.  Really good laughs in this one.

Next up, High Tension (France).
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Post by: CastNuri on November 08, 2008, 10:26:49 AM
Definitely agree with you about the original Ringu. I usually prefer the Japanese versions of such horror films-- Dark Water was pretty good too, definitely much better than the Hollywood version.

Saw "Othello" the movie (the one with Lawrence Fishburne). It was alright. A little boring at some bits. I really loved Kenneth Branagh's Iago, he did an amazing thing with that role.
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Post by: ShadowLaguna on November 08, 2008, 04:52:15 PM
Kung Fu Panda.  Holy. Freaking. Shit.  That was an awesome movie.  I loved that movie so much, I am gonna buy it, swear to FSM.  I laughed so hard.  And I swear im not high or drunk. 

You're kidding right?
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Post by: Blace on November 10, 2008, 10:26:14 PM
Ballet Shoes. It was good, largely because of Emma Watson.
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Post by: everluck on November 11, 2008, 02:26:37 AM
Before Night Falls.

Found it on amazon.com for $0.01, so I bought it. Shitty VHS tape, but whatever. It was alright. Acting was strong, but the movie as a whole seemed to drag a little bit.
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Post by: mizuki_no_beatdown on November 11, 2008, 07:03:52 PM


3. Funny Games - Once again, a horror film from a country I've never seen: Germany! I really like watching films like Funny Games because of the directions the plot takes are simply too taboo for the average American popcorn muncher.  I'll leave it at that.  Also, this film gets major points for breaking the fourth wall.



 I saw this one. I felt pretty much the same about it, up to the point when they broke the fourth wall. That didn't really work for me. I thought it was strange amidst all the awful things taking place. Still really enjoyed it, though. Michael Pitt is underused in Hollywood.
 
 As for me, I just watched The Descent. My friend went on and on about how stupid it was so I figured I'd watch it for laughs, but it was pretty good, I thought. I liked how the beginning introduced the characters in a more realsitic way, unlike your typical horror movie that makes it clear who's been shacking up with who, who secretly hates who, who secretly loves who, blah blah blah... 
 
 But, mainly, I just liked
 
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Post by: CastNuri on November 13, 2008, 01:48:47 AM
Saw Quantum of Solace with my friends last night.

I liked it a lot. It is to Casino Royale what FFX-2 was to FFX... a continuation of the previous story, not another fresh movie of the franchise.

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Post by: Blace on November 13, 2008, 04:09:58 PM
Love Actually. I REALLY liked it.
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Post by: Masamune on November 13, 2008, 04:52:01 PM
Lotta buzz going around about a movie called

Let the Right One In.

It's a Swedish film that saw a very limited US Release (wasn't shown at any theaters in my decent sized town) and I highly recommend it.  I don't really wanna give away any details, but it's a vampire/love story. 

http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/let-the-right-one-in/red-band-trailer (http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/let-the-right-one-in/red-band-trailer)

 Watch the trailer for it.  Wiki says an English release is coming via the director of Cloverfield so that might turn out well too, but the original is an absolutely wonderful film.  By film I mean an actual movie, with good cinematography and not the mindless bloodfest you'd see come out of Hollywood.  I don't think I've seen a film mix violence and love so well.  Unfortunately the only way I could find to watch it was to download it.  The film is also based on a book of the same title.  Definitely going to have to pick it up and give it a read. 

Anybody else seen this yet?  Well worth a watch.
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Post by: Blace on November 13, 2008, 04:57:30 PM
but it's a vampire/love story. 

Twilight? :P
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Post by: V-Dawg on November 13, 2008, 10:37:42 PM
Yup, "Let the Right One In" is indeed very awesome. Easily one of the best films that I've watched in the last couple years. And the soundtrack is delicious.

Not really thrilled at the idea of a remake though. It's like how they're remaking Oldboy. Just...no.
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Post by: everluck on November 13, 2008, 10:44:27 PM
Yup, "Let the Right One In" is indeed very awesome. Easily one of the best films that I've watched in the last couple years. And the soundtrack is delicious.

Not really thrilled at the idea of a remake though. It's like how they're remaking Oldboy. Just...no.
I like the idea of an Oldboy remake. Even if it's not as good, it'll expand the audience. Hopefully it'll increase interest in the original trilogy.
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Post by: Dincrest on November 14, 2008, 02:44:56 PM
I caught this Om Puri movie called "East is East" on TV.  It is insane how talented an actor Om Puri is.  The rest of the cast acted beautifully as well. 
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Post by: Blace on November 14, 2008, 10:18:57 PM
Quantum of Solace. It was pretty awesome. It isn't as good as Casino Royale, but there is like no way to top that.
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Post by: ShadowLaguna on November 17, 2008, 07:10:25 PM
Quantum of Solace is already out in the US? Yep, I hate NZ.... :(
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Post by: Viarca on November 17, 2008, 08:58:39 PM
It's been tempting to suggest going to see Quantum of Solace, but the last time we went to the theater it was packed and the movie was terribly disappointing (The X-Files movie was the guilty party).  Over the weekend we rented Get Smart and Hellboy II, neither of which was horrible, but I couldn't recommend either.
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Post by: Blace on November 20, 2008, 12:00:25 AM
Forgetting Sarah Marshall. It had a sensual side to it that I wasn't expecting. I thought it was pretty good.
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Post by: D-Rider on November 21, 2008, 02:38:53 PM
I watched the Silent Hill movie yesterday.  It was better than I expected.
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Post by: CastNuri on November 21, 2008, 07:29:50 PM
Flatliners.

One of my favourite movies from my childhood. <3

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Post by: mizuki_no_beatdown on November 22, 2008, 03:58:45 AM
Role Models. Fucking funny.
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Post by: Serene Prophet on November 22, 2008, 06:44:59 PM
Rolemodels.  Damn that was some funny shit.  Great movie imo.  Especially the whole LARP thing.  hehe.
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Post by: Hathen on November 23, 2008, 06:36:22 AM
Saw Quantum of Solace. Gotta say it was a huge disappointment- I didn't expect it to be anywhere near as good as Casino Royale, since that movie had a full circle within itself, and making a continuation of that is something I didn't think was a good idea with the established characters.

My problem wasn't the fact that the movie just felt like an episode of a television series- but none of the characters had much to do in this movie, and the action scenes themselves were very shoddy. I'm tired of so many movies that shoot things so close you can't see anything. The plot was more or less nonexistant, is my main problem I guess.

That being said though, I still had lots of fun. I definately recommend it to people needing to have fun at the movies. I look forward to the next installment nonetheless, I just hope they arn't too action-brained next time.

Also- Olga Kurylenko (Or however you spell it). Love looking at her.
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Post by: everluck on November 23, 2008, 08:33:40 PM
Taxi Driver.

Saw this a long time ago and couldn't really appreciate it. Never saw it again until today. Holy shit, is it awesome. Instant addition to my favorite movies ever list.
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Post by: CastNuri on November 25, 2008, 12:23:47 PM
Saw BBC's "Einstein and Eddington." It was a really well told story and I enjoyed it. The science didn't get in the way of the plot at all-- made me feel a little more kindly towards Physics really. :P

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Post by: Blace on November 26, 2008, 12:27:59 AM
Matchstick Men. Easily the best Nic Cage movie. I loved it.
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Post by: Hathen on November 26, 2008, 09:53:17 AM
Well it IS from the guy that gave us Alien.
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Post by: Seultoria on November 26, 2008, 02:46:39 PM
The Forbidden Kingdom. It took forever, but there was finally a movie with both Jet Li and Jackie Chan in it.
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Post by: Dincrest on November 26, 2008, 05:15:04 PM
Caught Bill Cosby-Himself on TV with the family.  No matter how many times I see it, I still bust a gut laughing every time.  Bill Cosby is a genius.  He and the late Carlin are easily my favorite stand-up comics.  "Chocolate Cake for Breakfast" still remains my all time favorite stand up comedy bit.
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Post by: Takezo on November 26, 2008, 05:37:57 PM
I think the reason that Casino Royale was so brilliant is that it was basically an assault on all the other Bond movies.
The movie is about Bond validating his own masculinity and doing it without killing other people or using women to do it. Notice how the classic t&a sequence of all Bond films, the swimsuit scene, is done with Bond himself? Notice how Vesper is the one ultimately using Bond? Even Bond's genitals are literally smashed in this film, yet he still grins and quips his way through it. Really really amazing rewrite of over 50 years of tragic Bond movie excesses.



Quantum of Solace comes along and says fuck that shit and reverts back to the same old story just like that. What gives? I actually wanted the action scenes to be over, it was a real treat to see such quality character development in the first film, and now we're left with this.
The end was good, but there was nothing to like.... give us the sense that we've earned it. It's kind of like turning in your maths problems and not showing the work. Yeah ok.... BUT
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Post by: Adapheon on November 26, 2008, 05:51:35 PM
I watched Hancock and Tropic Thunder today.

Hancock was pretty good, overall a little heavy I think for it's target audience which would be people like my dad who liked the movie but didn't 100% get the whole concept behind it.

Tropic Thunder I already seen in theatres. It is great, amazing stuff.
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Post by: ShadowLaguna on November 27, 2008, 04:31:57 AM
Quantum of Solace finally got released in NZ today, and I saw it. Casino Royale is definitely better. Quantum of Solace lacked a few things, but all the action made up for it.....unlike Iron Man. Definitely go watch Quantum of Solace. Been craving for some action, here's your answer!
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Post by: Hathen on November 28, 2008, 10:42:51 AM
The problem with the action in Quantum of Solace though, I should point out, is that the direction is pretty bad for a lot of it. There's a few action scenes in that movie that are really on the mark, but a lot of them are either shot so damn close you can't see anything or is using that annoying shaky cam gimmick I thought filmmakers have grown out of already. Also, the Bond girl in this movie was just uninteresting. She had a backstory, but she had no personality. (Still better than most of the Bond Girls they chose for Brosnan though)

I never really minded the formulaic approach to Bond, since they were more often than not still fun and entertaining.

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Hancock was pretty good, overall a little heavy I think for it's target audience which would be people like my dad who liked the movie but didn't 100% get the whole concept behind it.

Hancock was great...until about the last half of the movie where a bunch of incoherent plot points are just randomly tossed into the story. Well, I suppose they make sense if you think about them, but I really thought they didn't need to explain half the things they did. I loved the first half where it was a strong character-driven plot.

Also either the director has no clue what he was doing or the cameraman had Parkinson's disease- it's especially noticeable if you were watching in the theaters. The camera constantly shakes and spins around on the worst scenes possible.
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Post by: Tooker on November 29, 2008, 12:38:05 AM
Saw Bolt in 2D with my friend who was in it today.  I had already seen it in 3D, and I really liked the 3D, but after seeing it both ways, I'd say that it didn't make a huge difference in my enjoyment of the movie.  Loved it both times.

Also saw Dark City tonight for the first time - bought the Director's Cut cheap yesterday, and after seeing online what ws different between the two versions, I'm glad that I saw this version.

Watched Kung Fu Panda yesterday - not the first time I'd seen it, but it was the first time for me on DVD.

And a couple of days ago, I watched Fire Down Below (a Seagal flick).  Wasn't amazing, wasn't the worst thing I've ever watched.

Wow - I don't know the last time I saw this many movies in one week...
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Post by: Blace on November 29, 2008, 11:31:09 AM
A Scanner Darkly- What an weird, yet awesome movie.

The Italian Job (2003)- Meh. It was alright, but kinda got old after awhile.

Tropic Thunder- Pretty freaking hilarious. Tom Cruise was my favorite.
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Post by: ShadowLaguna on November 30, 2008, 03:19:14 AM
Also, the Bond girl in this movie was just uninteresting. She had a backstory, but she had no personality. (Still better than most of the Bond Girls they chose for Brosnan though)

Agreed. I really wasn't a fan of her. I quite liked the looks of the other Bond chick! :D

Something to mention: FUCK YOU ALICIA KEYS!! Casino Royale's opening song was awesome, special thanks to Chris Cornell. But you come along with your shitty music and make a mediocre opening song for Quantum of Solace. Sorry, but I just had to let that out.

Sadly, there aren't any other movies in cinemas that interest me this holidays.
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Post by: Blace on November 30, 2008, 12:29:41 PM
Sadly, there aren't any other movies in cinemas that interest me this holidays.

I plan on seeing The Day the Earth Stood Still and The Spirit.
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Post by: Adapheon on December 01, 2008, 01:12:35 AM
I watched Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay for like the fourth time today. Still awesome, quite possibly better than the first, but it's been awhile since I seen the first so I'll have to watch that again soon :P
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Post by: Viarca on December 01, 2008, 02:29:37 AM
Granted, it's rare to find movies I truly enjoy these days, but I don't end up turning them off too often.  We rented 3 movies this morning and none of them made it past the 1 hour mark.  People had warned me about Tropic Thunder, but I really wasn't expecting to hate it (or at least what I saw of it) as much as I did, so after 20 minutes we put in Trans Siberian (I think that is the name anyway) and started to feel really tired and shut it off, so finally we turned to Wall E to give it a try and fell asleep.  It's been a long week, but I still don't think that can excuse it... hopefully it was just a bad string of movies and we're not displaying premature geriatric behaviour before the age of 30. 
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Post by: ShadowLaguna on December 01, 2008, 05:17:16 AM
Sadly, there aren't any other movies in cinemas that interest me this holidays.

I plan on seeing The Day the Earth Stood Still and The Spirit.

In all honesty, I haven't heard of either.

2008 hasn't been the best film year in my opinion.
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Post by: everluck on December 01, 2008, 12:37:20 PM
2008 hasn't been the best film year in my opinion.
I thought 2007 blew this year away, but I think the past three years have been pretty good overall. From what I've seen, there's been a lot of progress in cinema recently.
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Post by: Azrael on December 02, 2008, 12:53:57 PM
The Forbidden Kingdom. It took forever, but there was finally a movie with both Jet Li and Jackie Chan in it.

Too bad it was absolutely terrible.

As far as the Old Boy remake, it's not based on the Korean movie, but the original Japanese manga, which Park Chan Wook's movie strays from quite a bit.  So it won't truly be a remake more of a retelling.

I recently saw In Bruges and I really loved this movie.  It wasn't at all what I expected, but in a very good way.  I would highly recommend this movie.

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Post by: Blace on December 02, 2008, 05:43:25 PM
Watched Wanted today. Thought it was full of awesomeness.
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Post by: Hathen on December 02, 2008, 11:52:57 PM
I thought 2007 blew this year away, but I think the past three years have been pretty good overall. From what I've seen, there's been a lot of progress in cinema recently.

Unfortunately, the existence of Jason Friedburg and Aaron Seltzer alone creates a quality black hole that negates any progress leaps in cinema.

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Something to mention: FUCK YOU ALICIA KEYS!! Casino Royale's opening song was awesome, special thanks to Chris Cornell. But you come along with your shitty music and make a mediocre opening song for Quantum of Solace. Sorry, but I just had to let that out.

I don't think it was a terrible song, but it was kind of dull. From what I understand though, Jack White wrote the song. I see it as a failed experiment- they were trying to blend some sort of weird sound out of electric guitars and piano, and it just didn't work here.

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People had warned me about Tropic Thunder

I think Tropic Thunder is one of the funniest movies this year (Unless you're someone who has to take everything seriously- the point of being offensive in Tropic Thunder is that they're pointing out the stupidity of being too politically correct in films, to the point of being racist or stereotypical).

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we turned to Wall E to give it a try and fell asleep

But I can't agree more with this statement. Wall-E has been one of those movies this year I can't understand why people liked so much- I still think it's good, but I felt like I was falling asleep while they did a bunch of cheap cute gags and have two robots dicking around for god knows how long before they went into a mallet plot.

Also, for those of you who can't get enough of The Dark Knight (Because I'm sure all of you are totally not sick of hearing about it), it's rumored they're planning on re-releasing the film in January. We'll see, I guess.
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Post by: uwsguy on December 03, 2008, 01:56:17 AM
Yup, "Let the Right One In" is indeed very awesome. Easily one of the best films that I've watched in the last couple years. And the soundtrack is delicious.

Not really thrilled at the idea of a remake though. It's like how they're remaking Oldboy. Just...no.
I like the idea of an Oldboy remake. Even if it's not as good, it'll expand the audience. Hopefully it'll increase interest in the original trilogy.

I'm hoping the plans for remaking Sympathy for Lady Vengeance fell through actually, that is my second favourite movie and from the info that was released (and America's track record of remaking foreign films) it sounded like they totally missed the point and were just trying to make Kill Bill again.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Merkava on December 03, 2008, 05:10:47 PM
Quantum of Solace was alright. Ideally, whatever he did after the very first scene should have had much more to do with Bond's revenge. I believe Craig's performance was pitch-perfect, but after the first couple of scenes (which were fantastic), it just collapsed into a standard Bond movie with an even worse and more meaningless plot. Here's a hint: when the thing that would draw most people to the movie is Bond revenge and the expected subsequent cracks in his facade that let us know more about Bond as a human being, don't fuck it up by throwing in some side plot with someone else's revenge. The main heroine actually stole Bond's thunder without even putting in a good performance. She was boring and her story just muddled everything up.

If the director was trying to ape The Bourne Supremacy, at least pay attention to what did make it good. The action didn't build, there was no tension, and most of the movie didn't even seem to have to do with the fact that holy shit, for the first time Bond falls in love and cares for someone else!

I thought Casino Royale was alright. Much more entertaining than a bunch of other Bond films, but I really wanted Quantum of Solace to take everything further. A shame.
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Post by: everluck on December 03, 2008, 06:28:15 PM
Not sure if I want to see Quantum after hearing impressions about it. Casino Royale was so good, I thought, because it was a legitimately solid film with a great main character. The pathos there was a first for the entire Bond series. QoS seems like it went back to the series' roots, which had no character development to begin with.

Shame.
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Post by: Hathen on December 03, 2008, 11:10:28 PM
It has character development, more than most other Bond films- it's just that it feels incredibly lazy.
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Post by: Tooker on December 04, 2008, 08:04:14 AM
My problem with it was the crazy editing any time things got a little tense.  The fight in the hotel room was two very similar-looking white blond guys in black clothes with pointy things.  "Who just got cut?"  "I have no freaking clue.  They keep cutting to a different shot every 1/4 of a second."
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Degolas on December 04, 2008, 02:53:28 PM
for the first time Bond falls in love and cares for someone else!

Excepting 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service', where he falls in in love and gets married.

But yeah, Quantam sucks.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: TurnBasedDude on December 05, 2008, 07:08:24 PM
I spent time with my aunt and she wanted to go see a movie. Initially it was going to be the latest Bond flick, but she did not hear much praise for it, and decided we should watch Role Models. Being oblivious to movies (still), all she said was "it's a comedy" so I did not know what to expect.

It was surprisingly good, mainly thanks to how actually good the LARP portion is incorporated in the movie, and that clicked with the nerd in me. Final "battle" was also great, and quite creative. Imagination > flashy effects in my book currently.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: GrimReality on December 08, 2008, 01:31:22 PM
I finally saw Iron Man yesterday. I liked it a lot, outside of the cliche villain

My son has been talking about Star Wars a lot lately, but had only ever seen the first movie. Yesterday we watched Empire together. Good stuff.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Dincrest on December 08, 2008, 05:50:09 PM
I caught Treasure Planet on TV this past weekend.  Gorgeous looking film, but the plot and characters were pretty dry.  The camera closing in on Montressor's Spaceport in the beginning was cool.  Very interesting location, but like Hyda IV in Star Ocean 3, only a mere fraction of it was shown and I'd have liked to see more. 
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Post by: Losfer on December 08, 2008, 07:12:06 PM
Saw Jurassic Park for the first time in years the other night.

...It's actually a pretty shit movie, tbh.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on December 08, 2008, 07:54:37 PM
Resident Evil Degeneration

It's great.

Far better (surprise!) than *any* of the live action RE movies. Not much effort needed there.

Also should've been Resident Evil 4. This story was better.

CG is pretty amazing for the most part - except for some reason, Leon looks Chinese!

Well worth owning, IMO.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: CastNuri on December 10, 2008, 07:27:23 AM
Went to see Changeling last night with the girls from my house.

It was good-- intense, emotional, touching. My only quip 'bout Mister Eastwood is his use of music over the course of the film but I don't think that was too bad at all. Oh. I'm also kind of a sick of seeing Angelina Jolie's profile shot now. >_<

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Post by: everluck on December 12, 2008, 10:45:32 PM
Sunshine.

Love this movie.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on December 13, 2008, 02:10:52 PM
I got dragged into seeing The Day the Earth Stood Still by friends and man was it a mediocre and unnecessary remake of a great movie. If you liked the original, don't go see that movie.
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Post by: ShadowLaguna on December 13, 2008, 06:45:46 PM
Thanks. I was gonna see it, but now I don't have to.

I'm interested in Defiance, that war movie with Danny Craig in it. I saw a trailer of it on PlayStation Home last night. Does anyone know about it?
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on December 14, 2008, 04:11:22 AM
Just finished watching The Day The Earth Stood Still remake. It was watchable I guess. No as bad as The Happening but still....meh.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Jimmy on December 16, 2008, 01:30:02 AM
I used one of those red box things for the first time today, and picked up The Forbidden Kingdom. Anything featuring Sun Wukong catches my attention, so I had to check it out. It wasn't very good, but enjoyable enough. One cool moment toward the end with Jet Li's character(s) though, and some pretty good fight scenes. For one dollar, it was worth it.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: ShadowLaguna on December 16, 2008, 04:22:55 AM
Saw Casino Royale again after quite some time, and I forgot how awesome it was. Not my favourite Bond, but definitely up there.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: CastNuri on December 17, 2008, 08:21:26 PM
Saw "Rosemary's Baby" last night. Huh. My mother used to tell me how this was one of the scariest movies she's ever seen-- I can see why. This looming sense that everyone you know and love can't be trusted. *shudder*

Also saw "Howl's Moving Castle" for what must be the 100th time or something. I love that film.

Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: everluck on December 17, 2008, 09:33:00 PM
Yep. I knew it going in, and it totally delivered: The Day the Earth Stood Still is total and complete garbage.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on December 18, 2008, 01:25:50 AM
Watched Hancock. The first half was great, the second half was a train wreck and ruined the movie. It turned into the very thing it was a parody of in the first half. Not to mention the story made absolutely no sense at all.
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Post by: Tooker on December 18, 2008, 11:57:56 AM
You know, I've heard a lot of people say that about Hancock.  I totally didn't feel that way.  I understand why other people did, but I felt like the "twist" wasn't any crazier than having Jason Bateman's character being a totally forthright, honest, and nice PR guy.  No offense to anyone who is in PR (and I know there's at least one person here who is), but in my experience, that is not a job for nice, honest guys.

Then again, I have admittedly crappy taste in movies. :D
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Post by: Krelian on December 21, 2008, 01:03:44 PM
Watched Stephen Chow's filmography, it was pretty funny in general
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on December 21, 2008, 10:27:45 PM
Watched Big Trouble In Little China for the first time.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Viarca on December 22, 2008, 01:57:41 AM
The Dark Knight and Prince Caspian were both pretty good movies.  The former wasn't what a lot of people had made it out to be (though it was certainly entertaining and well done), and the latter was much better than I was expecting, so I was very happy to actually rent something we liked for a change.  Brian came home with Eagle Eye and that prison car movie (the name escapes me and I'm too lazy to go look right now), so hopefully those are good.  I had no idea the new releases came out on Sunday this week.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Jet16 on December 23, 2008, 01:09:18 AM
Rewatched The Proposition yesterday. Fucking awesome.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Goshogun9 on December 23, 2008, 07:11:19 PM
Just saw P2. A nice little christmas horror movie that should have sucked, but was actually pretty enjoyable. I thought the acting was pretty decent for this kind of movie.

Also saw Ils (them). A french horror/thriller that was very close to reality concerning the situation. I believe the movie was remade in the US recently as The Strangers. Having seen both, I liked Ils much more.

Glad to hear I don't have to bother seeing the Day The Earth Stood Still. Stop the remakes please!
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Hathen on December 23, 2008, 08:11:06 PM
Watched Hancock. The first half was great, the second half was a train wreck and ruined the movie. It turned into the very thing it was a parody of in the first half. Not to mention the story made absolutely no sense at all.

Hancock is a parody?

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Glad to hear I don't have to bother seeing the Day The Earth Stood Still. Stop the remakes please!

Eh, remakes can be good. Every time people complain about remakes I always mention The Thing.

Watched Get Smart recently. Guess I shouldn't have passed up watching it in the theaters- there was some lame parts but overall I thought it was hilarious.

Also watched Forrest Gump. It was alright- just a bit long for my tastes as far as these kinds of movies go.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Goshogun9 on December 24, 2008, 03:20:55 AM
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Eh, remakes can be good. Every time people complain about remakes I always mention The Thing.

Yeah the thing is a great remake, I agree.  Don't get me wrong, but like 80% of the remakes out there are totally unnecessary. For every awesome remake like King Kong, there are a dozen remakes of japanese horror movies, or crap like the new Amityville Horror. I like the occasional remake, but lately it has been getting out of control. 
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Post by: Losfer on December 24, 2008, 12:21:33 PM
Gonna watch me some Jesus Fucking Christ Superstar when I get home from work.

I love that shit.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Dincrest on December 24, 2008, 06:27:08 PM
Xmas tradition in the Dincrest household is to marathon the original Star Wars trilogy. 

I wonder if someone made a parody where Lucy Sleepwalker goes to the Day-Glo-Spa system for a mud mask...
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Post by: CastNuri on December 25, 2008, 12:22:04 AM
A Walk in the Clouds. Old, nostalgic film for me.

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Post by: Esper_Crusader on December 26, 2008, 01:39:07 PM
It's a Wonderful Life, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and Scrooged. I watch them on T.V. every Christmas.  It pleases me:)
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Post by: Tooker on December 26, 2008, 01:49:01 PM
Saw part of It's a Wonderful Life on TV and part of National Treasure 2 on Blu-Ray.  Otherwise, been watching TV shows on DVD: Simpsons, Fraggle Rock, and Dead Like Me.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: CastNuri on December 26, 2008, 02:53:08 PM
Saw "Sabrina".

Both the 1954 and 1995 versions. I preferred the latter although Hepburn's film was a real classic. :P

Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Dincrest on December 26, 2008, 06:34:36 PM
Xmas tradition in the Dincrest household is to marathon the original Star Wars trilogy. 

I wonder if someone made a parody where Lucy Sleepwalker goes to the Day-Glo-Spa system for a mud mask...

Correction... that's an Xmas eve tradition, provided I have that day off. 

Xmas is when I watch A Christmas Story at least twice during "24 hours of A Christmas Story" on TBS.  I've seen that movie an insane amount of times yet I saw things I never noticed before this year.  I want a leg lamp.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: jphussey on December 27, 2008, 11:10:14 PM
I saw Benjamin Button.

What a colossal disappointment.

JP
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Post by: Blace on December 28, 2008, 12:30:40 AM
Really? That movie is supposed to be really good.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: ShadowLaguna on December 28, 2008, 08:35:10 AM
Futurama: Bender's Big Score and Bender's Game.

I preferred Big Score, but both were fairly good.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: mizuki_no_beatdown on December 28, 2008, 03:40:09 PM
Eagle Eye on Blu-Ray. It was awful. Good actors for the most part, looked great, but ridiculously cheesy plot.
 
 
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Oh, and a badly photoshopped photo of Shia LeBouef as twins.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: CastNuri on December 28, 2008, 04:29:54 PM
Saw Twilight today. o_O

It was okay. I read the book sometime last year and as a rule, I generally prefer reading stuff than watching 'em on screen. Some of my friends are real fan girls and were complaining about the movie but I don't see why they're all so hyped up.

Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on December 29, 2008, 10:58:27 PM
Fargo. What weird movie. I liked it, but I like Burn After Reading and No Country for Old Men better in terms of Coen Brothers movies.

Edit: Also watched Layer Cake. If someone ever asked me to recall the plot to that movie, I think my head might explode. But the movie was cool, and Daniel Craig was awesome.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: everluck on January 04, 2009, 10:12:52 PM
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Great film. Very glad I saw it.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on January 04, 2009, 10:20:05 PM
Donnie Brasco. Was very similar to other gangster movies, but it was still decent.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Adapheon on January 04, 2009, 11:13:33 PM
Recently I've watched Shoot Em Up and Hot Rod, both were amazing (in the sense of you're getting what you're expecting), I'd have to say Shoot Em Up may be the best movie I watched all of last year :P
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Tooker on January 05, 2009, 02:52:59 PM
I loved Shoot Em Up, in large part for just the reason you said: it's exactly what you expect it to be.  Plus, he kills guys with carrots.  Awesome.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on January 05, 2009, 06:19:49 PM
Meh, I thought Shoot'em Up was alright. Didn't really do anything for me.

Edit:

Watched Death Race. Turn your brain off and it's a fun ride. Natalie Martinez is smokin' too.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on January 06, 2009, 12:46:32 PM
Meh, I thought Shoot'em Up was alright. Didn't really do anything for me.

A shootout with Motorhead music is an automatic win.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on January 06, 2009, 02:08:45 PM
Old School and Knocked Up(again). 2 VERY funny movies.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on January 06, 2009, 11:30:15 PM
Hard Candy. Quite possibly THE hardest movie for me to analyze ever. I loved it because it was entirely engrossing and the performances were outstanding, but I hate it at the same time because there is no one to root for whatsoever and the ending doesn't explain ANYTHING (a personal pet peeve of mine in movies). I knew as much when the movie started as I do after finishing it. It's definitely a memorable movie though, and one that will stick with me forever.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on January 07, 2009, 02:20:09 PM
I watched 'Blood Diamond' last night. I thought it was a pretty good show.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on January 08, 2009, 02:51:33 PM
The Duchess. I thought it was great.

Edit: Eagle Eye. It wasn't very good.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on January 10, 2009, 01:19:34 AM
I watched the concert DVD that came with the remastered version of Some Enchanted Evening by Blue Oyster Cult. It was cool, but holy fuck they wore terrible clothes in the 70s.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on January 11, 2009, 07:19:13 PM
I went and saw Gran Torino. It was fantastic. Funny and touching.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Dincrest on January 11, 2009, 08:09:39 PM
It's extremely rare for me to go to a movie theater twice to see a movie.  This past weekend, I saw Slumdog Millionaire for the second time.  I saw it a few weeks back by myself and this past weekend I went with some family. 

It and The Dark Knight are easily my faves of 2008.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: CastNuri on January 11, 2009, 11:03:47 PM
Saw "Penelope" today.

Cute story.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on January 12, 2009, 04:17:46 AM
I've been quite sick all weekend so I watched a few movies on t.v.    Mallrats(awesome), Employee of the Month(mildly amusing) The DaVinci Code(book was better), Heavy Metal(classic)  and Akira(classic)
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Sketch on January 12, 2009, 12:00:35 PM
I was outnumbered at Blockbuster and was forced into watching Tropic Thunder. It had its moments, but overall, I thought it was a bore. It just went downhill once you learn that all of them are actors, and didn't rekindle until Matthew Mconiwhatever blew up a missile with TiVo an hour and a half later.
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Post by: Superflat on January 12, 2009, 03:49:58 PM
I saw Donnie Darko for the first time last Tuesday and really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on January 12, 2009, 11:17:52 PM
I loved Shoot Em Up, in large part for just the reason you said: it's exactly what you expect it to be.  Plus, he kills guys with carrots.  Awesome.

Any movie that has Motorhead blasting during a shootout gets instant cred.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: ShadowLaguna on January 13, 2009, 04:50:54 PM
Tropic Thunder. It was great, better than I expected it to be.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on January 16, 2009, 02:17:03 AM
Face/off - Too long, repetitive, and preposterous. I'm not a very big fan of John Woo.

Dark City - Worth it for the awesome visuals and atsmosphere alone.

Se7en - They made the ending out to be more epic than it really was. I thought it was decent, but overrated by lots of people.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on January 16, 2009, 09:22:46 PM
Let The Right One In - Really interesting vampire movie

Uzumaki - Haven't watched this in ages, and I love it.

Darkstar (John Carpenter's first movie) - Cheesy as hell but good ending.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Tooker on January 17, 2009, 10:51:53 AM
Dark City - Worth it for the awesome visuals and atsmosphere alone.

Se7en - They made the ending out to be more epic than it really was. I thought it was decent, but overrated by lots of people.

Did you see the Director's Cut of Dark City?  That's the only version I've seen, and apparently the few little changes they made were totally worth it.  In the original, there's a bunch of narration over the beginning that gives away the whole movie.  In the Director's Cut, they took out the narration.

And you're not along about Se7en.  It was creepy, but it arguably doesn't even make sense.
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The wife wasn't envious, so he shouldn't have killed HER for envy.  He should have committed suicide in some envious way after finding someone angry to kill with their own anger.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on January 17, 2009, 02:05:00 PM
Yeah I saw the directors cut of Dark City on blu-ray.
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Post by: CastNuri on January 17, 2009, 07:58:07 PM
I saw Mamma Mia with a friend today. They butchered some of ABBA's music but looking past that, I think I really enjoyed the movie. Good for a rainy day and a girl's night in, at least.

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Post by: Esper_Crusader on January 18, 2009, 12:52:58 AM
Max Payne. S.H.I.T.
Marky Mark is going down hill with his roles.
*cough*The Crappening*cough*
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on January 18, 2009, 11:07:28 PM
And you're not along about Se7en.  It was creepy, but it arguably doesn't even make sense.
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The wife wasn't envious, so he shouldn't have killed HER for envy.  He should have committed suicide in some envious way after finding someone angry to kill with their own anger.

The ending is SeSeven (because that's how it's really spelled when you write it as Se7en), is one of my biggest pet peeves. Possibly Brad Pitt's worst bit of acting ever. Unwatchable.
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Post by: Serene Prophet on January 19, 2009, 03:38:23 AM
Gotta agree, I just couldnt get into Max Payne.  Mark has been pretty good in some of his movies, but yeah The Happening and this..bleck.

Saw how to lose friends and alienate people.  I enjoyed it.
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Post by: Tooker on January 19, 2009, 09:50:24 AM
The ending is SeSeven (because that's how it's really spelled when you write it as Se7en)...

Wouldn't it be SeSevenen?

;)
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Post by: Blace on January 19, 2009, 03:00:49 PM
Appaloosa. Really liked it. I wish the western would come back in full swing because there's only been one awesome western for each of the past two years (Appaloosa 2008, 3:10 to Yuma 2007).
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on January 20, 2009, 06:50:27 AM
I watched Mirrors last night which was average at best. I swear, there in nothing but mediocrity being released lately save for a few.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Tooker on January 20, 2009, 09:07:36 AM
Watched Defiance last night.  Thought it was pretty good.  I was surprised that the theater was totally full on a Monday night two weeks after the film came out.  Some folks seemed a little more enthusiastic about it than it really deserved, but mostly it was nice being in a responsive audience.
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Post by: Blace on January 20, 2009, 11:06:02 AM
I want to see that Tooker. Nice to know you liked it.
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Post by: Tooker on January 20, 2009, 12:20:14 PM
Oh, forgot to say that Liev Schreiber (spelling?  too lazy to find out right now) did a really good job.  Looking forward to his Sabertooth.
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Post by: CastNuri on January 21, 2009, 06:09:36 PM
Saw Seven Pounds today.

I loved it. Not something I would watch more than once but definitely an intense, interesting experience.


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I figured out what he was trying to do by the time he had given the Hispanic lady his home by the beach but it was how he came about accomplishing att in the end that really intrigued me.
The only bit that disturbed me was probably the fact that Will Smith looked like he was in actual, physical pain throughout the entire film.

Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on January 21, 2009, 07:13:33 PM
Watched Max Payne. It had some potential, but it went for generic and lame the whole time instead.
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Post by: ZE GRAND MASTER on January 22, 2009, 12:17:35 PM
Resident Evil: Degeneration - Shame it wasn't Zombies On A Plane... I loved a review on Amazon where somebody was saying there was better acting from the CG zombies than from anyone in the live-action movies.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on January 23, 2009, 06:06:33 PM
Sunshine. Thought it was pretty good. I'm becoming a fan of Danny Boyle.
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Post by: Dincrest on January 23, 2009, 11:44:14 PM
Like Danny Boyle?  Then go see Slumdog Millionaire if you haven't already. 
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Post by: Blace on January 24, 2009, 01:06:50 AM
I knew you would say that. It's not in theaters where I live unfortunately...
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Post by: ZE GRAND MASTER on January 24, 2009, 04:44:30 AM
Like Danny Boyle?  Then go see Slumdog Millionaire if you haven't already. 
I did, and I was surprised I liked it. All his other films were kinda meh and contained lots of running, and this one had lots of running too but wasn't meh.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Tooker on January 24, 2009, 11:19:40 AM
Went to Inkheart yesterday and thought it was pretty good. Haven't read the book yet, but my wife had, and she thought it was pretty good as well.  Said it followed the major events from the book, but tended to arrive at them in different ways than the book did.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Seultoria on January 24, 2009, 07:03:17 PM
Watched "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed." It's a Ben Stein documentary about the controversy of evolution, basically Darwinism vs. Intelligent Design.

I liked it, because schools are so liberal these days we only learn what they want, though I believe Intelligent Design is far more plausible than a freak accident.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: CastNuri on January 24, 2009, 07:16:42 PM
"The Usual Suspects", for the first time.

It was great and I loved Kevin Spacey's performance.

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Post by: Esper_Crusader on January 27, 2009, 03:17:35 PM
I just watched "Teeth". Everyone stop what they're doing and go watch. Now.
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Post by: Superflat on January 27, 2009, 08:39:19 PM
Saw Lucky Number Slevin last night, loved it, and am now madly in love with Lucy Liu.
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Post by: Blace on January 27, 2009, 08:46:13 PM
Lucky Number Slevin is a vastly underrated movie. One of my favorites most certainly.

Edit: Just watched Before the Devil Knows You're Dead. A vastly overrated movie, imo. It was ok, but not nearly the masterpiece critics claim it to be.
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Post by: Serene Prophet on January 29, 2009, 03:44:36 PM
Religious.  Watch it.  Makes some great points about the absurdities of religion.
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Post by: Geop on January 29, 2009, 07:09:32 PM
Watched Gran Torino lately.  It was alright.  But that Thao had some bad acting.
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Especially when he was locked up in the basement.  I lol'd
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Post by: Kyle on January 29, 2009, 10:03:04 PM
Geop, you're spot on. I almost laughed. I would've if I had been alone.
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Post by: Blace on January 29, 2009, 10:23:09 PM
I didn't think it was nearly as bad as you guys are making it out to be, and the rest of the movie he was fine. I thought it was an excellent movie.
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Post by: Lard on January 29, 2009, 11:56:05 PM
Ghost In The Shell

Figured I would watch the original again before I watched 2.0.
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Post by: Tooker on January 30, 2009, 12:08:21 PM
Watched Office Space again, still loved it.

And I haven't seen Ben Stein's movie, but I've read enough about it to know that it's pretty much on the same level as Michael Moore's films in terms of truthfulness and accuracy.  Which is to say: "not very high."  Part of me would love to have a giant flame war on the topic of whether schools should teach intelligent design or not, but let's not and say we did (especially not in this thread).  I will stick to saying this and no more: I believe in God and creation, I believe that creationism and evolution are not mutually exclusive beliefs, I believe that creationism is a religious belief, not a scientific one, and I believe that schools should not teach religion in their science classes.
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Post by: Serene Prophet on January 30, 2009, 06:02:02 PM
If your referring to me Took, im talking about Bill Mahers movie, not Steins.
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Post by: Tooker on January 31, 2009, 12:01:37 PM
Sorry - was referring to dalucifer0's post a few above yours regarding Expelled.  I should have used the magic "quote" button. 

Don't really know anything about Religious.  I've seen enough of Bill Maher aside from that movie to know that I agree with him on some things, don't agree with him on other things.  Mostly, I think he just feels more strongly about stuff than I do, which helps in his line of work. :)
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Post by: Blace on January 31, 2009, 12:49:24 PM
Went and saw Taken last night. I enjoyed it.
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Post by: Serene Prophet on January 31, 2009, 09:29:34 PM
Saw lakeview terrace.  Not a bad movie, but nothing special.  I always love SLJ, so ya know haha.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on February 01, 2009, 01:29:33 AM
Keeping with the Sam Jackson...I watched Afro Samurai: Resurrection tonight. I enjoyed it which is not surprising.
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Post by: Blace on February 01, 2009, 05:27:01 PM
Watched I, Robot for the first time today. It was decent.
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Post by: Serene Prophet on February 02, 2009, 12:58:22 AM
I agree blace, it was a pretty decent movie imo.  But im a big Will Smith fan so that may have biased my viewing of it.  I do understand peoples complaints about the amount of marketing in it, but honestly it did not seem to affect me that much.

Saw Underworld, Rise of the Lycans.  I loved it.  But then again, I've always been a Werewolf fan more than a Vampire fan, so it was nice to see the Werewolves be the "good guys" for once.  And it didn't do any really strange things to the story being a prequel to two different movies (at least not that I noticed)
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Post by: Lard on February 02, 2009, 01:09:24 AM
Spirited Away, for the first time.

Good stuff.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on February 02, 2009, 01:24:03 PM
Zack and Miri make a porno=funny stuff. The best comedy i've seen in a while. Also watched (dot)REC. It's the Spanish movie that has been remade into "Quarantine".  It's in the "28 days later" vibe but it's still pretty good.
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Post by: Blace on February 03, 2009, 09:27:12 PM
Pride & Glory = meh. It didn't really do anything for me.
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Post by: everluck on February 03, 2009, 09:50:34 PM
The Truman Show.

Great as always.
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Post by: Blace on February 06, 2009, 02:51:34 PM
Pride & Prejudice (freaking amazing) and The Crow (not a very thought out story, but still cool and Brandon Lee was awesome).
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Post by: ShadowLaguna on February 07, 2009, 06:04:23 AM
Slumdog Millionaire. It was great!
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Post by: Blace on February 07, 2009, 04:53:53 PM
Zack & Miri - Funny stuff.
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Post by: Ashton on February 08, 2009, 02:50:14 AM
Gran Torino - clichéd as hell but pretty good.
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Post by: Dincrest on February 08, 2009, 08:09:48 AM
I saw Finding Nemo again.  Of all the Pixar movies, that one still has the absolute most stunning visual design.  Other CG movies have done underwater stuff, but nothing like Nemo.  Beautiful film.  Everything else is great too.  Easily my #2 favorite Pixar film after Monsters Inc. 

"Mine? Mine?  Mine?  Mine?  Mine?  Mine?  Mine?" -the Seagulls.  I think it's a given that any cartoon featuring seagulls has to refer to them as rats with wings. 
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Post by: Blace on February 08, 2009, 11:21:40 AM
Finding Nemo is my second favorite Pixar film after Toy Story. Good stuff indeed.
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Post by: Aeolus on February 08, 2009, 11:37:28 AM
Currently my fav is The Incredibles. Massive tie for second with Wall-E, Finding Nemo, and Toy Story. It's been too long since I watched Monsters Inc. and Toy Story II just wasn't quite as good as the first. The others I either haven't seen yet or I can't remember right now.
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Post by: Degolas on February 09, 2009, 10:27:45 AM
Toy Story probably wins for me because of nostalgia; I was about 8-9 when it came out. But from a more objective point of view, Wall-E is probably my favourite Pixar film.

I saw Benjamin Button last night. I enjoyed it, but I need to think about it a bit more to really form an opinion. It was...quieter than I expected. I thought it would grandstand a bit more, which would make it easier to like or dislike.
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Post by: Tooker on February 09, 2009, 12:25:52 PM
Had to drop in and say I didn't like Finding Nemo.  It was a depressing movie... and that's as much as I can remember.  I seem to have disliked it enough that I blocked out most of the details.


And I saw Appaloosa last night.  Not bad, but not amazing either.  Mostly, I wasn't sure if I liked the ending or not.
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Post by: GrimReality on February 09, 2009, 01:56:35 PM
Saw 2 movies over the weekend

Igor - Talk about a let down. This looked as if it could have been fun and cool, but it was pretty much awful. so much potential squandered.

The Duchess - I kinda dig period movies like this, generally. Kiera was hot as always, although she still needs to spend more time at the buffet. Interesting story. Well done all around.

FWIW, my fave Pixar flick is The Incredibles. God, I love that movie. Wall-E up to when the first human speaks is #2.
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Post by: Blace on February 09, 2009, 06:19:22 PM
Had to drop in and say I didn't like Finding Nemo.  It was a depressing movie... and that's as much as I can remember.  I seem to have disliked it enough that I blocked out most of the details.


And I saw Appaloosa last night.  Not bad, but not amazing either.  Mostly, I wasn't sure if I liked the ending or not.

Aww Finding Nemo is awesome :(

I liked Appaloosa, and thought the ending was pretty good.

The Duchess - I kinda dig period movies like this, generally. Kiera was hot as always, although she still needs to spend more time at the buffet. Interesting story. Well done all around.

I loved The Duchess. Keira Knightley is my favorite actress (as you can tell). Everyone always says she is incredibly thin, but it never bothers me.
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Post by: ShadowLaguna on February 10, 2009, 12:46:43 AM
WALL-E is my favourite Pixar film now. It used to be Monsters Inc. closely followed by Toy Story.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on February 10, 2009, 08:04:48 AM
While we're on "Nemo" here, I'd like to say that while I loved the parts with Marlin and Dory(sp?), I didn't care too much for the parts with Nemo himself. I have a friend who feels the same. Anyway, Wall-E has taken the top spot in my eyes as well.

I watched The Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows and The Jerk the other night. The latter is obviously better..


Oh, and last night I watched "My name is Bruce".  Awesome!!
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Post by: Blace on February 11, 2009, 11:49:01 PM
I watched Lakeview Terrace. I enjoyed Samuel L Jackson in this movie and was liking the movie, but the ending really killed it for me. It was so lame and cliche and I was hoping some resolution would come out of it instead of pure crap.
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Post by: Blace on February 15, 2009, 12:04:38 AM
I went and saw Coraline today. I was disappointed. The reviews had me believe it would be awesome, but it wasn't. I was bored out of my mind. I was looking at the time every few minutes.
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Post by: Viarca on February 15, 2009, 04:23:03 PM
One of the things I got yesterday was 5 Centimeters per Second.  I remember hearing it was coming out over the past summer, but had completely forgotten about it despite being a big fan of Shinkai's other features.  It is easily the best movie I've seen in some time, and despite leaving me with a feeling of profound sadness, it was a great story that I think resonates with a lot of people and will make you grateful for what you have or remind you that getting what you really want is universally difficult.

Other than that, I haven't seen any movies in a few weeks.  There just hasn't been anything new that's looked particularly appealing in the theaters or video store.
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Post by: jphussey on February 16, 2009, 02:48:59 PM
I went and saw Coraline today. I was disappointed. The reviews had me believe it would be awesome, but it wasn't. I was bored out of my mind. I was looking at the time every few minutes.

Reminds me of when I saw the dark knight for the first time...

;)
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Post by: Tooker on February 16, 2009, 05:22:55 PM
I went and saw Coraline today. I was disappointed. The reviews had me believe it would be awesome, but it wasn't. I was bored out of my mind. I was looking at the time every few minutes.

Reminds me of when I saw the dark knight for the first time...

;)


Blasphemer!


j/k - I liked TDK, but didn't think it was the most amazing thing I've ever seen like so many did.
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Post by: Blace on February 17, 2009, 04:43:21 PM
Body of Lies. I liked it alot actually, and Leo is really a fine actor.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on February 18, 2009, 06:41:47 AM
Vacancy. Good enough movie but the ending is kind of abrupt. It's weird how i've missed this one until now.
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Post by: Blace on February 21, 2009, 10:16:37 PM
The theater in my town finally got Slumdog Millionaire this weekend. It was freakin awesome.
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Post by: Viarca on February 22, 2009, 01:55:39 AM
We just watched Changeling and Quarantine, the fomer of which was long, but not terrible.  Quarantine wasn't all that original, it reminded me of a low production Cloverfield with a zombie-esque plot.
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Post by: Blace on February 22, 2009, 03:04:47 AM
I have both of those at home from Netflix. Kinda cool that someone was interested in the same movies I was.
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Post by: CastNuri on February 22, 2009, 12:57:00 PM
Bought the Tropic Thunder DVD and saw it with the sibs. I loved watching this in the cinema; and I think getting the DVD was a good investment. Lots of laughs.

I heard that women liked TT more than men, for some reason.
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Post by: ShadowLaguna on February 23, 2009, 03:58:16 AM
Friday the 13th (2009). It was actually alright.
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Post by: Tooker on February 23, 2009, 08:18:32 AM
Coraline in 3D.  Saw a commercial saying it was the last weekend for it (in 3D) and it sucked me in.  Thought it was pretty decent - definitely Gaiman-esque.  There were a bunch of visual elements that reminded me of Mirrormask.
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Post by: ShadowLaguna on February 25, 2009, 04:12:31 AM
Valkyrie. Good story, and a few good scenes. But it should have been a German speaking movie, and Tom Cruise was there to wreck it.
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Post by: Dincrest on February 25, 2009, 07:58:22 AM
The theater in my town finally got Slumdog Millionaire this weekend. It was freakin awesome.

I knew you'd like it.  It's one of the few movies I can think of in recent memory that's actually worth the hype.

As for the most recent movie I saw, I caught Gone With the Wind when it was on TCM this past weekend.  It's one of my all time favorites and it exceeds the hype.  That movie is so freaking epic and all kinds of awesome.  Mammie's the best.  And you know how there's a Tao of Pooh?  There needs to be a Tao of Rhett Butler.  I talk about this some in the romance novel avatar thread: http://www.rpgfan.com/boards/index.php?topic=5371.msg85792#msg85792
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Post by: Blace on February 26, 2009, 04:06:30 PM
Just finished watching Memento. Mind = blown
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Post by: jphussey on February 26, 2009, 06:47:09 PM
If you like Memento for its narrative structure Blace, I could give you some others you'd like...
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Post by: Blace on February 26, 2009, 09:37:25 PM
Certainly :)
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Post by: Tooker on February 27, 2009, 12:52:11 PM
Caught Push at the theater the other night.  With my low standards, it was a pretty fun show.  Some people felt like there were pretty big plot holes, but I didn't think it was that bad, and I didn't care anyway.  The only thing I really didn't like was that I felt they tried to make Dakota Fanning sexy, and that's just wrong.  She's 14, for heck's sake.  I did like her character, just not how they dressed her.

(Geez, I must be old.)
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on February 27, 2009, 05:15:21 PM
Religulous.  I liked it very much. No big surprise since i'm pretty much against organized religion:\
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Post by: CastNuri on February 27, 2009, 07:20:03 PM
Why do people have to be against organized religion? Can't you just... y'know, 'to each his/her own' or something?

Anyhow. Saw the first Mortal Kombat movie. That film is so baaaaaad that it's just downright hilarious. I may never forgive Hollywood for ruining video games on the silver screen but they don't do too bad in retrospect. :P

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Post by: mizuki_no_beatdown on February 28, 2009, 02:31:46 AM
Yeah, I'm not against organized religion or anything, I'm actually a Baptist, but I thought Religulous was a really well made movie. I'd say it was more about shaking people out of their blind faith than trying to have them denounce God.
 
 Also saw Frozen River. Great. Great acting, writing, and lived up to the pre-Oscars hype it was getting.
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Post by: Blace on March 02, 2009, 02:52:48 AM
RocknRolla. It was alright.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on March 02, 2009, 12:35:28 PM
Mirrormask. awesome.
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Post by: Tooker on March 02, 2009, 10:13:50 PM
You liked Mirrormask, eh?  I did too, although mostly for the visuals.  One of the only movies I've actually watched on DVD.  It's too visual not to.  You can't just listen to it - you'll miss out on a lot.
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Post by: ShadowLaguna on March 03, 2009, 04:37:50 AM
I finally saw Cloverfield. It was decent.
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Post by: Blace on March 03, 2009, 07:22:49 PM
Run Lola Run. What a weird movie. I don't really know what to think.
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Post by: Jet16 on March 03, 2009, 08:36:29 PM
but I thought Religulous was a really well made movie.

Though he did have some points, I loved how he forgot to mention some very minor people like Martin Luther King Jr and Gandhi.

Anyway, saw The International a week ago. It was decent, a little slow at times and it felt like it was trying to be a bit smarter than it actually was. The shootout scene in it was incredible though.
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Post by: Lard on March 03, 2009, 10:18:02 PM
I finally saw Cloverfield. It was decent.

That movie was full of douche bags. I was glad they all died.

I watched Tron.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on March 04, 2009, 11:05:46 PM
Just watched the original Street Fighter. The one with JVCD.  It was even worse than I remembered:)
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Post by: Tooker on March 05, 2009, 11:31:49 PM
Esper - just noticed your sig.  It's not a movie, but I've been watching a bunch of Fraggle Rock on DVD lately. :)  Also watching Torchwood, which is really heavy stuff for me.  As I write this, I'm watching an episode of the old Wonder Woman TV show.  Gotta love TV series on DVD.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on March 06, 2009, 03:14:16 PM
Fraggle Rock was awesome. It was my favorite show as a child. Fraggle is also my LIVE gamertag as has been since I was a beta tester when LIVE was being launched. It's a shame I had to tack on "71" on PSN.
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Post by: Blace on March 06, 2009, 10:13:48 PM
30 Days of Night. Started out great, but slowly got worse until near the end. Decent, but nothing special.
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Post by: Leo on March 06, 2009, 11:59:32 PM
Saw Watchmen. I dug it.
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Post by: Geop on March 07, 2009, 02:10:00 AM
Saw Watchmen. I dug it.
Yeah, it was nice.  Woulda been nice if I knew anything about it beforehand though.  It was a spontaneous decision to watch it.  Did a bit of research afterwards though...
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Post by: Viarca on March 09, 2009, 08:48:30 PM
The only thing we rented recently was Blindness.  A great concept, but watching it got to be uncomfortable and a little boring toward the end. 
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Post by: Dincrest on March 10, 2009, 01:20:30 PM
If The Watchmen inspires people to go out and buy the book, then it's done justice.  The book is totally worth the hype and praise it gets.

As with any movie based on a book, the book is better.  But I liked the movie. 
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Post by: Blace on March 11, 2009, 01:43:14 AM
Just finished watching Let the Right One In. Good stuff.
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Post by: Lard on March 11, 2009, 12:34:49 PM
That's an excellent movie - too bad we're getting a "remake" of it.
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Post by: Blace on March 11, 2009, 12:56:04 PM
Yeah, I know. Hollywood sucks.
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Post by: Sketch on March 14, 2009, 06:52:55 PM
I finally got around to seeing Milk.

Not a bad way to spend two hours (three if you count the extras), let me tell you.
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Post by: Degolas on March 15, 2009, 04:46:28 PM
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.

What a very beautiful film.
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Post by: Blace on March 17, 2009, 09:52:17 PM
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People. I'm a fan of Simon Pegg, and thought this was a decent and enjoyable movie.
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Post by: Tooker on March 18, 2009, 12:30:52 PM
That reminds me - I've rewatched Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead over the last week.  I <3 those movies. :)
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Post by: Losfer on March 18, 2009, 05:47:52 PM
That reminds me - I've rewatched Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead over the last week.  I <3 those movies. :)

YES.

Those are both great.

I watched the remastered Star Wars original trilogy this weekend.  Do you know what's not great?  Hayden Christensen.  Specifically in ghost format.  Fuck him to Hell.

Damned CG effects, I miss puppets and animatronics.

I also watched the Lion King, cause I'm bent.
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Post by: everluck on March 19, 2009, 01:57:22 AM
Watchmen.

Holy fuck it was so much better than Zack Snyder's other films. Had some problems, but I loved it.

Wasn't expecting that.

I finally saw Cloverfield. It was phenomenal.

I fixed that for you. Watch out for typos.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on March 19, 2009, 03:49:24 AM
Man my movie tastes much be opposite of yours everluck because I didn't really like either of those movies. Anyway...

I *finally* watched the original Saw. It starts off with an interesting premise, but the weight of it seems too much for the film to hold. Horrible acting (some of the worst I have ever seen), weird camera flourishes, and disturbing images will likely turn away any but those with a penchant for this stuff. I actually kind of wish I didn't wait this long to watch this, because there are 5 movies now, so I kind of knew the twist without actually realizing it, and it was a bummer. I'll give the film credit for it though. If this really is the pinnacle of the series like everyone has said, maybe I should stop now because this was only slightly above average.

How the crap did this spawn 4 more sequels (and more still coming?!). People who keep paying for this are nuts.
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Post by: CastNuri on March 19, 2009, 09:09:50 PM
Saw "Che" both part one and two recently.

The first film really endeared the audience to his personality and the second helped us to empathize with him, I think. Very artistic and well-done ending... I enjoyed both parts tremendously even if there were a couple of slow bits.
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Post by: everluck on March 19, 2009, 09:17:34 PM
Man my movie tastes much be opposite of yours everluck because I didn't really like either of those movies. Anyway...

I *finally* watched the original Saw. It starts off with an interesting premise, but the weight of it seems too much for the film to hold. Horrible acting (some of the worst I have ever seen), weird camera flourishes, and disturbing images will likely turn away any but those with a penchant for this stuff. I actually kind of wish I didn't wait this long to watch this, because there are 5 movies now, so I kind of knew the twist without actually realizing it, and it was a bummer. I'll give the film credit for it though. If this really is the pinnacle of the series like everyone has said, maybe I should stop now because this was only slightly above average.

How the crap did this spawn 4 more sequels (and more still coming?!). People who keep paying for this are nuts.
Went from psychological thriller to straight up torture porn. Isn't worth seeing more than the first, really.

I thought Cloverfield was the greatest birthday present I've ever had; seeing it day one on a hi def projector in theatre was incredible. It's been a while and I still have zero interest in owning it on DVD. It wouldn't be nearly the same experience. I considered it an event more than a simple film, but I thought it did what it set out to do incredibly well.

I went into Watchmen expecting very little and was pleasantly surprised. The intro credit montage was possibly one of the best film sequences I've ever seen. The whole movie delivered, I thought, with some strange issues regarding plot details (Ozymandius' lynx for one; without even a line regarding it, the whole relationship between he and his pet seemed strained and forced at best). Didn't really like the fight scenes, either; they seemed almost parody, with the exaggerated meat slaps and bone breaking sounds. Every one of the heroes had super strength, but I could excuse that: it was a Zack Snyder film, so I expected it.
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Post by: Degolas on March 22, 2009, 06:45:51 PM
I just watched JCVD. It was really, really good. Any whaddya know, Van Damme can really act! It was a really great performance, and my respect for the guy has sky-rocketed.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on March 22, 2009, 11:06:42 PM
^I've been wanting to see that.

I just watched "Quantum of Solace" and I didn't enjoy it as much as "Casino Royale". It was alright though..
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Post by: Blace on March 23, 2009, 04:05:38 AM
Rachel Getting Married. It was freaking amazing.
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Post by: GrimReality on March 23, 2009, 08:47:21 AM
Nan ran out and got Twilight from the Red Box early Sat. Morning. She read the books and wanted to see the movie. I wouldn't call it a good movie, but it wasn't horrible either. I'm actually curious enough o want to see the future movies.

I don't think I ever mentioned that my family went and saw Coraline in 3D. Very imagtinative movie. I liked it a lot. The 3D was implemented perfectly.
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Post by: Kyle on March 23, 2009, 11:46:30 PM
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Rachel Getting Married. It was freaking amazing.

Good taste.
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Post by: Blace on March 24, 2009, 02:53:50 PM
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Rachel Getting Married. It was freaking amazing.

Good taste.

Thank ya :)
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Post by: Eusis on March 26, 2009, 02:31:38 AM
I just watched The Third Man, deciding that the blu-ray releases were a good way to start following the Criterion Collection releases. I liked it.
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Post by: Degolas on March 26, 2009, 01:39:00 PM
Children of Men is still amazing.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on March 26, 2009, 02:12:55 PM
I watched "Let the Right One in". It was....different.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on March 26, 2009, 02:29:16 PM
I watched "Let the Right One in". It was....different.

In a good way though, at least imo.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: ShadowLaguna on March 28, 2009, 07:04:35 AM
I just got back from Watchmen. Great movie. A huge difference from superhero film i've seen before. A bit long, and a few cheesy parts here and there, but still a pretty good movie overall.
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Post by: Dincrest on March 29, 2009, 09:24:03 AM
I caught Who Framed Roger Rabbit on the tele yesterday.  I hadn't seen that movie in ages.  And though I liked the cartoony-ness when I was a kid, watching it now I caught a lot more of the adult dialogue.  The dialogue in that movie is brilliant.  This is one of those movies I can never get tired watching. 
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Post by: CastNuri on March 29, 2009, 05:35:06 PM
Saw "Much Ado About Nothing" (with Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson) and "Little Princess" on Friday night. The former was good, melodramatic Shakespeare fun. The latter was okay. Something I might've liked when I was much, much younger.

Watched "The Gods Must Be Crazy 1" last night and thought it was wonderful! Great slapstick humour that I could enjoy. :P
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on March 30, 2009, 09:11:09 PM
Quantum Of Solace.

Despite the shitty camera work/editing, I thought it was a decent enough movie.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on March 30, 2009, 09:40:21 PM
I actually re-watched Quantum of Solace on blu-ray today. I still really like the movie, but with a better director it would have been even more awesome. Daniel Craig is so dominant as James Bond.
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Post by: Lard on March 31, 2009, 05:18:13 AM
Yeah, I thought he was quite good also.

I liked the fact there was no real "Bond girl" in this movie. A partner that he teamed up with but he didn't end up doing a cheesy love scene which was out of the ordinary.

And Felix was badass.

You're right, a better director and this movie would've been pretty amazing.
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Post by: Tooker on March 31, 2009, 08:49:22 AM
Saw "Much Ado About Nothing" (with Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson) and "Little Princess" on Friday night. The former was good, melodramatic Shakespeare fun. The latter was okay. Something I might've liked when I was much, much younger.

I'm a big fan of that movie of Much Ado.  Many great jobs in that show.  Branagh, Thompson, Denzel, Keaton, blah, blah, blah.  We'll just pretend Keanu wasn't in it, though, right?
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Post by: CastNuri on March 31, 2009, 09:54:49 AM
Haha, pretty much. Keanu + Shakespeare = not a good combination. Branagh and Thompson were by far the best performers in the film! I thought they really endeared themselves to to audience. :-D

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Post by: Blace on April 01, 2009, 03:34:57 PM
Traitor. Not as good as Body of Lies in terms of post 9/11 war movies, but it was still pretty good.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on April 01, 2009, 04:13:04 PM
Against my will, I watched Slumdog millionaire last night. I guess the hype was justified, it was a good show:/
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Dincrest on April 02, 2009, 04:55:24 PM
Oh yeah, this past weekend I saw Metallica: Some Kind of Monster on TV.  It was fun to watch.  James and Lars bickering like an old married couple with Kirk being ignored was funny.  The Dave Mustaine scene was unexpected.  Of course I enjoyed the bassist auditions.  They had some fantastic players try out.  Chris Wyse's impressive resume reads like a who's who of metal.  Scott Reeder of Kyuss has a killer groove.  Trujillo's stuff with Suicidal Tendencies and Infectious Grooves was awesome.  I thought Trujillo and Reeder seemed the best of the bunch.  It would've been hysterical if Les Claypool had tried out again. 

Speaking of bass, the one guy who came up smelling like roses in Some Kind of Monster was Jason Newstead.  Leaving Metallica was the best thing he ever did.  Metallica with Jason was like 14 years of a bad marriage.  People can diss Metallica all they want, because they deserve it for some of the stunts they've pulled.  But I'm not letting anyone diss Jason.  Guy's a damn good bassist and a good guy. 

Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: kaelkale on April 03, 2009, 05:08:47 AM
Watched the Devil's Advocate a few days ago, man was it awesome. Keanu Reeves actually acted despite his constantly fluctuating accent and Al Pacino was magnificent as the devil. Great, great movie.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on April 04, 2009, 01:55:35 PM
Watched Mission Impossible I & II for the first time. Didn't like the first one because the plot was stupid and convoluted, but the second was a fun mindless action movie. Gonna watch the third here soon.

Edit: Saw Adventureland today. I loved it. Kristin Stewart is so good, and gorgeous as well.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Sketch on April 05, 2009, 08:13:04 PM
I saw Adventureland, too.

Big ol' meh from me. There was one big laugh, and that was pretty much it.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on April 05, 2009, 08:20:41 PM
I didn't go to that movie for laughs, and it wasn't the point of the movie. They really marketed that movie badly. It was more of a coming of age story with a very sensual side to it that I really liked. I wasn't expecting Superbad (same director), but everyone that just went by the ads were expecting that, which is stupid. I think its way better than Superbad anyway.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Sketch on April 05, 2009, 08:52:02 PM
See, that's why I wasn't all that into it: Their marketing sucked. Every ad I saw made it look as though it would be a lighter version of Superbad, and that's EXACTLY what I was looking forward to when I went into the theater. The last thing I expected to experience was a light-on-laughs, dramady (emphasis on drama).

So yeah, I was definitely disappointed. I'm not docking the movie for being what it is, I'm just annoyed that they suckered me into paying for a movie that I otherwise wouldn't be interested in.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on April 05, 2009, 08:56:18 PM
I see what you mean. I've was looking forward to this movie for ages though so that's why I knew fully well what I was getting into, and I loved it. Definitely my favorite movie so far this year.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: kaelkale on April 05, 2009, 09:02:24 PM
Yeah adventureland was definitely more about heart than anything, yet it had more drinking, sex, and drugs than superbad did rofl.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on April 05, 2009, 11:19:14 PM
Just finished "The Cake Eaters". A very heartfelt little indie film that struck a cord with me. Great performances.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: GrimReality on April 06, 2009, 09:38:22 AM
Saw 2 movies over the weekend:
Let the Right One In - Too much geek community hype on this one. It was OK, but I was expecting better. I'll blame the subtitles.

Bolt - I actually kinda liked this. Disney CG has improved tremendously. Plus, none of the characters were stupidly annoying, like in most movies aimed at children. There was even a few unexpectedly "sweet" moments.

BTW, still watching Battlestar. I am on disc 3 of season 2.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Aeolus on April 06, 2009, 02:38:00 PM
Saw me some Into the Wild Green Yonder Saturday and either I need to rewatch it to catch some of the more subtle jokes or this has to be most disappointing thing I've watched all year since the only point I lol'd was with the chase scene. :(
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Tooker on April 07, 2009, 01:15:00 AM
Bolt - I actually kinda liked this. Disney CG has improved tremendously. Plus, none of the characters were stupidly annoying, like in most movies aimed at children. There was even a few unexpectedly "sweet" moments.

I'm glad you liked it.  I've mentioned before that the voice of the hamster was done by a very good friend of mine, so although I liked it quite a bit, I think I was kind of biased.  I wondered what people without that bias thought of it. :)
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Post by: kaelkale on April 07, 2009, 01:17:53 AM
Bolt - I actually kinda liked this. Disney CG has improved tremendously. Plus, none of the characters were stupidly annoying, like in most movies aimed at children. There was even a few unexpectedly "sweet" moments.

I'm glad you liked it.  I've mentioned before that the voice of the hamster was done by a very good friend of mine, so although I liked it quite a bit, I think I was kind of biased.  I wondered what people without that bias thought of it. :)


That's so awesome dude. The hamster stole the show for me.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Seultoria on April 07, 2009, 02:58:59 PM
Just watched The Host, a South Korean movie. I saw the last 2 minutes on G4, and they don't play that many bad movies, so I rented it on Netflix and liked it.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on April 08, 2009, 01:31:41 AM
Watched Oldboy. Didn't like it.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: kaelkale on April 08, 2009, 01:35:18 AM
Watched Oldboy. Didn't like it.


...


Hands down one of my favorite movies ever.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Tooker on April 08, 2009, 07:47:23 AM
Oldboy seems to be a love it or hate it kind of show, from what I've read.  People don't seem to say "eh, it was OK."

Oh, forgot to say I watched Yes Man on the plane this weekend.  It wasn't the worst thing I've ever watched, but I did think he bought into the saying yes to everything covenant junk way too easily.  Maybe I'm underestimating the power of peer pressure, but I'm thinking many folks would have said yes in the meeting in front of everyone, then not actually done anything.

Of course, that'd make a pretty crappy movie: "No Man Who Buckled for Five Seconds in Front of a Huge Crowd of Strangers." :)
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Aeolus on April 08, 2009, 10:10:51 AM
I still consider Yes Man to be a remake of Liar Liar.

In fact I really don't recall Jim Carrey showing up in any decent movies lately.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: kaelkale on April 08, 2009, 08:24:53 PM
I still consider Yes Man to be a remake of Liar Liar.


Yeah, they did seem pretty much the same, but I thought Liar Liar was hilarious so it made me kind of interested in Yes Man
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on April 11, 2009, 12:34:49 AM
I rewatched Slumdog tonight on blu-ray (bought a copy!). I can't get enough of that movies awesomeness.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: ShadowLaguna on April 11, 2009, 02:40:48 AM
Dragonball Evolution. I saw it with a couple of mates. It was shit. Absolute shit. However, I was expecting it to be shit.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on April 13, 2009, 02:52:20 AM
Watched the original "When A Stranger Calls." Good stuff. I also watched the leaked "Wolverine" that's been floating around the net. It was pretty good if you like the X-Men movies at all.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on April 13, 2009, 02:58:28 AM
I re-watched far too many movies this weekend because I had a friend over from college and he always goes through my blu-ray collection and picks out ones to watch that he hasn't seen (I have almost 50 movies on blu-ray).

Besides the aforementioned Slumdog, I also rewatched Sunshine, Rachel Getting Married, Appaloosa, and The Prestige.

Sunshine I liked even more the second time. I firmly believe that it deserves to be considered a classic sci-fi movie from out decade.

Rachel Getting Married is still a mesmerizing film and one of the best I have ever seen. Anne Hatheway is a powerhouse.

Appaloosa is pretty good, probably my least favorite of the ones I rewatched. I don't like Zellweger in that role. They should have picked someone else. Ed Harris and Mortensen are great though and I like the themes presented.

The Prestige I couldn't remember hardly at all because I haven't seen it since when it first came out, and I absolutely loved it...again. I still can't get over all the little details put into the movie once you know the twists and stuff. It's staggering. I rewatched parts of it again just to see stuff like that. I also went to some forums to read all the speculation about the story of the film which is probably as ambiguous as they come. Love it.

Good weekend of movie watching I'd say. I'll probably watch Doubt tomorrow.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Geop on April 13, 2009, 12:36:34 PM
Watched Fast & Furious.  It was pretty good but there was a large chunk of the movie where I almost fell asleep, car scenes included.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: CastNuri on April 14, 2009, 06:17:57 PM
Saw "Funny Games" with my sister recently. It was alright. While I can see that the directors' tricks are intriguing, I found it a little bit boring on the whole. Meh.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on April 14, 2009, 07:19:10 PM
Finished off the Mission Impossible series today with # 3. Meh to this movie and the entire series in general. Doesn't deserve its popularity.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: mizuki_no_beatdown on April 15, 2009, 01:48:45 AM
 I just saw Rocket Science. I was not expecting such a good movie when I TiVo'd it, just thought I'd atleast get some laughs out of it. This one completely surprised me, I was totally invested in the characters and loved how it never resorted to the same ol' plot devices of similar movies. 
 
 Also watched Priceless, very enjoyable French romantic comedy, though I ain't the biggest fan of those types of movies. I loved the two leads, Gad Elmaleh and Audrey Tautou, they worked together perfectly.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on April 15, 2009, 02:26:37 AM
Forgot to mention that I watched Doubt. Good movie. Very good performances.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Degolas on April 15, 2009, 12:54:22 PM
Saw "Funny Games" with my sister recently. It was alright. While I can see that the directors' tricks are intriguing, I found it a little bit boring on the whole. Meh.

I also saw this very recently (the American version). I did enjoy it, but I can also see the boring side. I admire how it offers a more realistic view of what might happen in that situation (the cavalry never arriving to save them), but then it's devices like those that make movies more exciting to watch.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on April 15, 2009, 09:40:00 PM
The Spirit. One of the worst movies I have ever seen, and it certainly was no where close to being a guilty pleasure.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on April 16, 2009, 11:19:33 PM
Watched Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day. I enjoyed it. Amy Adams was great and Frances McDormand was her usual awesome.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: CastNuri on April 17, 2009, 12:55:45 AM
Saw "Funny Games" with my sister recently. It was alright. While I can see that the directors' tricks are intriguing, I found it a little bit boring on the whole. Meh.

I also saw this very recently (the American version). I did enjoy it, but I can also see the boring side. I admire how it offers a more realistic view of what might happen in that situation (the cavalry never arriving to save them), but then it's devices like those that make movies more exciting to watch.

Yeah, I saw the American version as well. My sis tells me that it's easier to appreciate the film while keeping in mind the Austrian/German mindset although I'm not quite sure what that mindset is these days. :P
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on April 17, 2009, 02:46:02 PM
I watched "Doubt" last night. I really don't see what all the fuss was about. The performances were really good but the story was obvious and ...I don't know. Something about it just didn't jive with me, the writing seemed sketchy or something. It was alright though.  Btw, is it just me or do Philip Seymour Hoffman sound EXACTLY like John Goodman??
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: TurnBasedDude on April 17, 2009, 11:49:49 PM
I saw Adventureland earlier. I don't find it totally awesome, but it was enjoyable and liked the fact for a comedy, it did not try to cram in a bunch of crude or slapstick jokes. It felt down to earth and natural.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on April 18, 2009, 12:58:47 PM
I just finished watching "Caprica". It was pretty good and I'm looking forward to more.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: (Tunnels) on April 18, 2009, 05:22:22 PM
Been on a vampire kick and watched "Interview with the Vampire" and "30 Days of Night." I really enjoyed "Interview," and 30 Days was okay. Really glad they didn't change much for it, but then again, the orginal graphic novel was fairly simple to begin with.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on April 18, 2009, 06:23:20 PM
The Tale of Despereaux. I enjoyed it more than Bolt and Coraline (the other two animated movies I've seen this year).

Edit: Just finished Happy-Go-Lucky. It's a little too long, but Sally Hawkins is great and by the end you actually understand the point of the movie and the last few scenes are pretty emotional. I'm really starting to like character studies.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Ryos on April 19, 2009, 02:42:46 AM
So I just saw Watchmen tonight.  I can see why this movie didn't go over too well in Georgia.  Fortunately my quite a bit more disturbing anime shows made those particular elements not a big deal for me.  The movie theater copy seemed to be pretty bad though because it cut out at a particular spot and it was often out of focus (which based on the fact it wasn't mentioned anywhere doesn't seem to have been intentional). 
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on April 21, 2009, 01:16:16 AM
American Beauty. Everyone go watch it right now. Unless you have already seen it, then just remember its awesomeness.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on April 21, 2009, 06:58:17 AM
The Money Pit. It was nice to see this again after so many years. Next up, The Burbs:)
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Degolas on April 21, 2009, 12:23:18 PM
American Beauty. Everyone go watch it right now. Unless you have already seen it, then just remember its awesomeness.

One of my all time favourite films.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on April 21, 2009, 03:12:39 PM
It's now one of mine as well.

I just finished Black Hawk Down. That movie felt real. I felt like I was there with the people on the battlefield experiencing it with them. Good film.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: mizuki_no_beatdown on April 21, 2009, 04:38:09 PM
American Beauty. Everyone go watch it right now. Unless you have already seen it, then just remember its awesomeness.

One of my all time favourite films.

 "I'm going to wail on my pecs."
 
 I love Kevin Spacey.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on April 23, 2009, 12:57:51 AM
Just Finished "The Wrestler". I thought it was great, but the ending I wasn't a fan of... or rather the lack of one. They just cut to a black screen for like 10 seconds and then the credits roll. It's crazy. I still recommend the movie wholeheartedly though. Mickey Rourke is phenomenal.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: kaelkale on April 23, 2009, 01:49:00 AM
American Beauty. Everyone go watch it right now. Unless you have already seen it, then just remember its awesomeness.

Pretty much watched it, and it was the best thing ever. I wish I could watch it continuously for the rest of my life.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on April 23, 2009, 09:42:34 PM
Re-Animator.

Showed it to a friend who had never seen it before, she thought it was funny.

Also watched Crank tonight, in preparation to see Crank 2 tomorrow.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on April 24, 2009, 02:19:57 PM
I tried to watch Pulse last night but I fell asleep around halfway through. Seemed pretty mediocre. I'm gonna watch JCVD tonight.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on April 24, 2009, 06:40:00 PM
Crank 2.

It was funny, and had some good parts, but the ending was a bit blah.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: mizuki_no_beatdown on April 24, 2009, 10:31:32 PM
A Boy and his Dog.
 
 This movie is Fallout 3, but on a cheese and crackers budget. I loved the ending.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: ShadowLaguna on April 26, 2009, 12:18:42 AM
Hancock. The first half was fine. The second half was......yawn.

And....

The Boat that Rocked. Hilarious stuff.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on April 26, 2009, 01:28:33 AM
Hancock. The first half was awesome. The second half was an absolutely awful piece of trash that ruined the movie.

Fixed.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Hidoshi on April 26, 2009, 01:55:55 AM
I recently watched Metal Gear Solid 4.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: ShadowLaguna on April 26, 2009, 05:30:31 AM
Hancock. The first half was awesome. The second half was an absolutely awful piece of trash that ruined the movie.

Fixed.

Thanks.

I recently watched Metal Gear Solid 4.

Ah yes, fantastic movie indeed.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: jphussey on April 26, 2009, 09:49:35 AM
American Beauty. Everyone go watch it right now. Unless you have already seen it, then just remember its awesomeness.

Spoken like a person who needs to see a lot more movies.

American Beauty is like Catcher in the Rye--you'll see how unimpressive it is the more movies you see...
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Hidoshi on April 26, 2009, 12:40:03 PM
Except Catcher in the Rye is a respectable and well-told story, and doesn't serve up its social commentary with a side of excessively bullshit strawman. But yeah, I get what you mean. :P
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on April 26, 2009, 12:50:09 PM
American Beauty. Everyone go watch it right now. Unless you have already seen it, then just remember its awesomeness.

Spoken like a person who needs to see a lot more movies.

American Beauty is like Catcher in the Rye--you'll see how unimpressive it is the more movies you see...

I'm pretty sure this is one of the best films I have ever seen, and every person I've talked to has said the same thing. Critics loved it too.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: CastNuri on April 26, 2009, 11:53:54 PM
American Beauty is a good film but I think that its 'awesomeness' wears off after a while. :-/

On another note, saw "The Sound of Music" recently. It was okay. Nice music.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: kaelkale on April 28, 2009, 07:59:44 PM
I've seen a ton of movies too, and American Beauty definitely stands ahead of the crowd. I think it will be one of those I'll remember for quite some time
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Tooker on April 29, 2009, 07:57:17 AM
Watched Ghajini, the Indian remake of Memento.  I was ready for it to be over at least 20 minutes before it was.  I think it was the songs that killed me, or maybe it was that half of the movie was an action movie and the other half was a stupid mistaken identity romantic comedy.  (I hate mistaken identity stories, even by the best authors like Shakespeare.)  But still, glad I watched it to see how that translation worked out.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on April 29, 2009, 12:02:41 PM
I watched Star Trek III last night and it was good...as usual. A phrase that should NOT have been used though was "..Federation funnyfarm".  That just doesn't jive with the "message" of Star Trek.
I laughed out loud at that one.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Hidoshi on April 29, 2009, 01:56:29 PM
Aww yeah, someone's a fellow Canuck. :D
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: mizuki_no_beatdown on April 29, 2009, 11:40:04 PM
You Kill Me. Really enjoyable movie, don't know how I overlooked this one. Ben Kingsley is strangely attractive for a 60 year old.
 
 Also watched The Uninvited. Bleh. Typical, boring, and not frightening in the least.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on May 01, 2009, 02:27:41 AM
Just got back from Wolverine. I got exactly what I expected, and by that I mean lots of action and growling, but nothing I will remember tomorrow.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: ULTROS! on May 01, 2009, 10:14:00 AM
Watched Loving Juliet two nights ago. A film from Hong Kong.

Movie was pretty decent, 1 hour and 30 mins. It was realistic (meaning the cast were not uber hot/plain hot unlike in most Hollywood movies, they were ordinary looking people). It's a depressing/somewhat cheesy movie.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on May 01, 2009, 11:15:45 AM
The Octagon - Classic Chuck Norris boot-to-the-head action.
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Post by: Geop on May 03, 2009, 04:26:56 PM
Watched Kung-fu Panda yesterday with Mary Jane.  Buckets and buckets full of laughs.

Also watched I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry just now.  It was fun.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: kaelkale on May 04, 2009, 03:04:58 AM
Also saw Wolverine, it was pretty cool. Total cheese-fest but cool none-the-less. The story had a little bit too much going on for all the action it was trying to fit in as well. Not to say it wasn't good, I hear they changed a lot from the actual origin story, but I still liked it. The fight scene at the end was amazing! I'm glad Gambit was actually present in this movie, but they didn't give him hardly any screen time that was worth while. Sabertooth was great, wish he was cast for the X-Men movies instead of that wrestler.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: ShadowLaguna on May 04, 2009, 04:27:40 AM
Watched Kung-fu Panda yesterday with Mary Jane.  Buckets and buckets full of laughs.

Yeah, IN THE TRAILER!
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: jphussey on May 04, 2009, 04:50:18 PM
American Beauty. Everyone go watch it right now. Unless you have already seen it, then just remember its awesomeness.

Spoken like a person who needs to see a lot more movies.

American Beauty is like Catcher in the Rye--you'll see how unimpressive it is the more movies you see...


I'm pretty sure this is one of the best films I have ever seen, and every person I've talked to has said the same thing. Critics loved it too.

There is a reason the AFI still hasn't ranked it in the top 100. For a "recent" movie, go watch Schindler's List and then tell me American Beauty is better.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on May 04, 2009, 05:43:35 PM
They aren't even the same genre, so I don't see your point.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: jphussey on May 04, 2009, 06:29:34 PM
Um, they are both "dramas"

JP
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Sketch on May 04, 2009, 06:52:19 PM
Amelie was playing in my art class last week. I only caught bits and pieces of it (I was working on a project), but it looks like it'd be a good little title to check out with my full attention. There were quite a few comedic scenes, as well as some wicked art direction/color schemes.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on May 04, 2009, 06:58:42 PM
Um, they are both "dramas"

JP

American Beauty is a comedy just as much as it is a drama, and Schindler's List is definitely not.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: kaelkale on May 05, 2009, 01:51:03 AM
I thought American Beauty was much more comedic than dramatic. I was laughing basically the whole movie. I'm going to remember American Beauty much longer than Schindler's list as well. It really hit home. Schindler's List was documenting an event I've only learned about. Not to downplay the events it documented but American Beauty covers equally important topics just in a much different way.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: ShadowLaguna on May 05, 2009, 07:49:01 AM
Jarhead. It was.....weird, but interesting.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: jphussey on May 05, 2009, 12:24:34 PM
I'm not that willing to enter into a genre debate, but American Beauty is clearly a drama (with comedic elements).

By definition, look at how the movie ends? As such, it cannot be categorized as a comedy.

Anyway, I'll leave it alone at that point. Also, Josh, you can compare movies that are in different genres qualitatively.

Which is a better movie: The Dark Knight or Star Wars? Citizen Kane or Singing in the Rain?

Genre is irrelevant to film meritocracy,

JP

Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on May 05, 2009, 02:14:06 PM
Horror movies are the best. :P
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: mizuki_no_beatdown on May 05, 2009, 05:34:04 PM
Unless they're called Prom Night. Pew on that.

 
 Anyway, I watched JCVD. Best Van Damme movie ever, basically. Freakin' funny!
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on May 09, 2009, 01:38:44 AM
Star Trek was amazing. That is all.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on May 09, 2009, 03:09:24 PM
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans. A good addition to the series. Not as much action as I was expecting though.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on May 09, 2009, 11:07:26 PM
Happiness of the Katakuris
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on May 10, 2009, 04:33:46 AM
I watched Star Trek again and it was even better the second time. I picked up on a few more nods to the fans this time and "Bones" wasn't quite so irritating this time around although he does try to be a bit too much like Deforest Kelley.  I also watched "Fan Boys" which was quite good and had some very funny moments. I'm guessing that a lot of folks on this board will enjoy it. Lastly, I watched Shawshank Redemption for the millionth time and it's still one of the best movies ever made. So, I basically spent the entire day watching entertaining shit which made up for being sick as an animal.

Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on May 10, 2009, 02:31:17 PM
Bridge to Terabithia. What a heartbreaking movie. I thought it was really well done. Very good movie.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: ShadowLaguna on May 10, 2009, 04:18:03 PM
X-Men Origins: Wolverine. I quite liked it. Lots of action, and some other good scenes.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Losfer on May 11, 2009, 08:18:14 PM
Wrath of KHAAAAAAAN.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Tooker on May 11, 2009, 09:09:46 PM
Caught Wolverine.  Silly, but entertaining.  Glad I saw it, even though I could easily find fault with it if I thought that'd be more fun.

Oh, and the after-credits ending I got was
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Deadpool's sword-claw retracting, then his hand reaching out of the rubble to pick up his still-severed head.  The mouth was no longer sewn closed, and he said "shhh" or something like that.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on May 12, 2009, 06:41:48 AM
Driving Miss Daisy


I'm such a sap but I love this movie.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on May 16, 2009, 12:50:36 AM
Nothing But the Truth. Very good political thriller with good performances from a well matched cast (Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillion, Alan Alda, Vera Farmiga, and Angela Basset). It didn't get a theatrical lease because it got stuck in limbo due to the economy, so it went straight to dvd, but don't let that fool you. It's a great movie and anyone who likes these kind of movies will definitely enjoy it alot.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: AJR on May 17, 2009, 07:49:52 AM
Oh god, the ending to The Iron Giant always gets me.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Buddy on May 17, 2009, 09:21:46 AM
Driving Miss Daisy


I'm such a sap but I love this movie.

I never saw this until about 3 years ago. It's awesome.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: mizuki_no_beatdown on May 18, 2009, 10:49:47 PM
Just saw Blindness. It was not what I was expecting. But it wasn't bad. I dunno.
 
 I think I liked it, but it might've just been the post apocalyptic setting I was into. And I hadn't seen Danny Glover in a while.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on May 19, 2009, 01:59:02 PM
I caught Magnolia on T.V. last night. Still awesome.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Jimmy on May 20, 2009, 02:13:09 AM
I saw the Wolverine movie last week, and I wasn't awfully impressed. The script was meh, the story was meh, the action was too unbelievable, and I found I just didn't really care about the characters or what was happening. It had some good moments, but not enough to make it good.

Then I saw Star Trek yesterday. Dang, now that was cool. More please.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: ShadowLaguna on May 22, 2009, 07:29:34 AM
Just got back from Star Trek. Holy crap, was that movie impressive! Best movie I've seen this year so far.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on May 22, 2009, 03:08:06 PM
Watched Terminator Salvation last night. I liked it and think some critics are being too harsh on it. Of course all the critics I follow liked the movie. It's better than Wolverine by alot, but not as good as Star Trek.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: ShadowLaguna on May 22, 2009, 09:55:14 PM
It's better than Wolverine by alot, but not as good as Star Trek.

That's kinda what i'm expecting actually.

EDIT: I saw Angels and Demons. I tried so hard to like it, but I couldn't.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: ULTROS! on May 24, 2009, 05:57:22 AM
I watched El Orfanato (The Orphanage) and Confessions of a Shopaholic (don't doubt me :P)

El Orfanato - A good more-than-drama-than-horror movie, great camera angles. A nice movie.

Confessions of a Shopaholic - Recommended for girls, full of fashion, romance, and decisions in life.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on May 25, 2009, 01:31:30 AM
S. Darko. It wasn't quite as good as Donnie Darko but it was alright I guess.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on May 25, 2009, 02:29:45 AM
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

It's my first foray into the series and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I plan on going and renting the other 2 now.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on May 26, 2009, 02:26:09 AM
Valkyrie.  Pretty good movie although not quite as good as i'd hoped.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Dincrest on May 26, 2009, 09:46:39 AM
Over Memorial Day, I was flipping back & forth between the Star Wars trilogy and The Great Escape.  Both classic movies I've seen multiple times.  The Great Escape has to be one of the best prison break movies ever created.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on May 26, 2009, 05:47:55 PM
Sorry JP. I just finished Benjamin Button and loved it :P
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on May 29, 2009, 06:04:15 PM
Top Secret.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on May 31, 2009, 01:42:43 AM
I watched FanBoys again tonight on Blu-Ray. It really is a fun movie to watch over again. No special features at all though which is kind of weird. Great cameos too btw.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on May 31, 2009, 02:48:10 AM
DP.  I've decided to start watching my Red Dwarf DvD's again. It's been a few years and it's still the best series EVER!  If you have never seen the show, go watch it now.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Tooker on June 01, 2009, 11:49:41 PM
Esper, have you seen the new Red Dwarf episodes that came out recently (like last month)?  I have 2 of them... really need to finish up and get the other.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Aeolus on June 05, 2009, 12:26:13 AM
I just watched The Seventh Seal today, and I'm not going to say what I feel about this movie since it's just gonna be more fan wanking. But I will say this...

If you see anybody playing chess with death. RUN!!!
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on June 05, 2009, 01:13:07 AM
Donnie Darko- First time watching it. I really liked it, even if it confused the heck out of me. Need to hunt down the director's cut now to see what they added.

Underworld- I watched Rise of the Lycans last week and enjoyed it, so I figured I'd give this a go. I liked it as well. I've heard Evolution is the worst one though, so I'm going to tone down my expectations for that one.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Tooker on June 05, 2009, 11:38:04 PM
Watched Mystery Men again, first time in a long time.  Still love it.

Also watching stuff like Fraggle Rock and Quantum Leap on DVD, and just today, I started watching the Doctor Who spinoff "The Sarah Jane Adventures."
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: (Tunnels) on June 06, 2009, 12:29:38 AM
I've been trying to watch more movies lately, so here's my contributions:

Mulholland Dr. - What a wonderful puzzle of a movie.

Little Miss Sunshine - It's National Lampoon's Family Vacation except indier and darker.

Heathers - Silly teen angst movie, but nice dark humor fun. Best line ever: "Well fuck me gently with a chainsaw."

Up next:

Amelie

Let the Right One In
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: ShadowLaguna on June 06, 2009, 01:47:27 AM
Terminator Salvation. Not quite as good as the trilogy I thought, but still pretty good.

EDIT: Just finished watching Resident Evil: Degeneration. It was pretty good, with some RE2 references here and there, and a tiny bit of 4. Empty ending, but still a great film.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Dincrest on June 06, 2009, 08:15:54 AM
Heathers - Silly teen angst movie, but nice dark humor fun. Best line ever: "Well fuck me gently with a chainsaw."


Heathers was one of the best teen black comedies of the 1980s.  I loved that movie.  Winona Ryder has never looked better.  And, yes, it had some of the best one-liners. 

I splurged on the Watership Down DVD.  Still as awesome a movie as I remember.  Easily one of the best animated films of all time.  Some parts of it disturbed me as a kid and it never lost its impact.  I think the box art of Blackavar in a snare says it all. 

EDIT:  I caught WALL-E on TV.  I'm sorry to say that though the movie was stunning to look at, I found it rather boring.  I love everything Pixar does, but I actually didn't enjoy WALL-E. 
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on June 06, 2009, 10:49:23 AM
Gran Torino.  That was the best movie I've seen in quite a while.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on June 06, 2009, 11:57:40 PM
Donnie Darko- First time watching it. I really liked it, even if it confused the heck out of me. Need to hunt down the director's cut now to see what they added.

I still haven't seen this.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: (Tunnels) on June 07, 2009, 09:21:29 PM
Gran Torino.  That was the best movie I've seen in quite a while.

Ditto on this one. It was very, very good. Definitely not the kind of movie I was expecting.

I watched Let the Right One In and Amelie yesterday and today. Both were really well done, and Amelie has to be the cutest movie I've seen a long time. It was a feel good movie, but without becoming saccharine.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: GrimReality on June 08, 2009, 11:59:41 AM
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - Good, fun movie. I liked it a lot.

Drag Me to Hell - I thought it was decent, but certainly not as amazing as everyone was making it out to be. Pretty basic horror film, really. Maybe I've just seen too many damn horror movies.

edit: oh yeah...I continue to watch BSG as well. I'm on season 3 now. Waiting for disc 2 to show up.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on June 11, 2009, 04:37:32 AM
I watched "Defiance" last night and it was better than I expected. I also watched "Loser" which I've never seen before and "Reign Over Me" for a second time.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on June 13, 2009, 12:26:55 AM
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3. Solid thriller with good performances.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on June 16, 2009, 09:02:28 PM
Went to see Drag Me To Hell today, enjoyed it quite a bit.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: ShadowLaguna on June 17, 2009, 04:25:52 PM
Grave of the Fireflies. Not bad!
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: D-Rider on June 17, 2009, 07:08:37 PM
I finally got around to watching Hellboy 2 the other day.  While it's still a far cry from the awesomeness of the comic, I thought it was pretty good.  I like the actor who portrayed the bad guy.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on June 18, 2009, 02:52:26 PM
Cujo - I haven't seen it since I was a little kid and it was still good. The book, of course, is far superior.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on June 18, 2009, 04:30:49 PM
Defiance - I thought the movie had some pretty good performances and a decent cast, but the emotional moments fell flat in my opinion. It just didn't inspire me like it was trying to. The action scenes are well done though and like I said the performances are generally pretty good, but I can't fully recommend it when it doesn't accomplish what it set out to do.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: jphussey on June 18, 2009, 06:00:19 PM
Is it weird for me to get aroused by Blace's avatar?
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Post by: Blace on June 18, 2009, 06:09:05 PM
Man I have had 3 people comment on that now :P
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: jphussey on June 18, 2009, 06:48:38 PM
The fact I'm 27 makes it a little more sketch...
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on June 18, 2009, 07:13:36 PM
ROFL. She's over 18 :P
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Dincrest on June 18, 2009, 07:58:33 PM
Meh, Rupert Grint who plays Ron is teh uber-hottie.  :P
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on June 18, 2009, 08:14:59 PM
Helena Bonham Carter FTW
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Tooker on June 20, 2009, 12:20:36 AM
Watching Idiocracy on DVD for like the 800th time.  Awesome as ever.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on June 20, 2009, 01:38:56 AM
300 for the fourth time. Abs and beards action force:P Still a good movie though.
Inkheart. It was okay I guess.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: ShadowLaguna on June 28, 2009, 08:13:17 AM
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

It was alright. Crappy dialogue. Too long. First one's better.

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Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on June 28, 2009, 01:33:40 PM
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - I didn't hate it and was entertained, but it is definitely a badly made movie except for the special effects. The plot was a mess and made no sense and the action was lacking and not as good as the first movie.

The International - This was one of the most boring movies i have watched this year. Only the shootout at Guggenheim was entertaining. The plot can be simplified into a sentence or two, but they spend 2 hours throwing information at you and it just isn't necessary. The ending is also very anti-climactic.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on June 29, 2009, 01:34:55 AM
Airplane.

And don't call me Shirley.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on June 29, 2009, 04:46:33 PM
Martyrs. It's a french horror film and there is actually a warning on the box which I don't think was really necessary. It WAS pretty graphic but nothing too crazy.  All in all, I enjoyed it
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on June 30, 2009, 02:55:08 AM
Primer - the ending is going to take a second viewing.
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Post by: Seultoria on June 30, 2009, 01:02:20 PM
Gran Torino. Fucking awesome.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on July 02, 2009, 01:15:52 AM
Public Enemies - I thought it was incredibly well made. The performances are great. Depp is as good as always, burying himself into the character completely, and Marion Cotillard is sweet and innocent as his love interest. She was probably my favorite performance. Christian Bale is suitable as Purvis and there are plenty of small, but well played side characters. The shootouts are incredibly well filmed and definitely one of the highlights of the film. Don't be fooled though, this movie is kind of slow paced like a drama rather than a thriller. Whether or not that's a plus or minus is dependent on your preference. Public Enemies is definitely one of my favorites so far this year and one of the few movies to rise above and pull the summer up from an otherwise lackluster showing.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Tooker on July 02, 2009, 07:58:12 AM
Watched Juno and Heathers for the first time this last weekend (yeah, Heathers is like 20 years old or something).  Both were good stuff.

Oh, and in case I didn't say so, Transformers last week - entertaining, but silly.  Even too silly for a movie about CGI robots at times.

And since we don't actually have a thread for this kind of thing, I saw The 39 Steps on Broadway yesterday night.  Really enjoyed it.  Funny show, the actors did a great job, and there were a lot of Hitchcock nods (some more subtle than others).
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on July 03, 2009, 02:54:24 AM
Changeling - It goes on for a little too long, but you won't forget it. Angelina Jolie is radiant, sweet, innocent, and pretty much exactly the opposite of all the other roles I've seen her in. Instead of the hot in your face action chick, she's the beautiful and loving mother who just wants her child back. I thought she was very good. Jason Butler Harner deserved an Oscar nomination for his role though. Simply outstanding. I don't get why some critics smashed this movie. It's emotionally powerful and wraps you up in it's story very easily.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on July 03, 2009, 02:49:12 PM
Monty Python and The Holy Grail. I have to watch this one at LEAST once a year. It's quite possibly the funniest shit ever put on film.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on July 03, 2009, 09:34:35 PM
Inkheart - It seemed like they were just writing the story as they went along because the last few scenes completely messed up everything that came before it. If they could do what they did at the end at any time, there wouldn't even have been much of a story in the first place since they could have done it towards the beginning and saved me an hour and forty minutes of watching this only sporadically entertaining movie.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on July 03, 2009, 10:48:12 PM
Trailer Park Boys. Still awesome.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Tooker on July 03, 2009, 11:31:18 PM
Across the Universe.  Trippy.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: ShadowLaguna on July 04, 2009, 10:53:30 AM
The Hangover. FUCKING FUNNY!!
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: SonicDeathMonkey on July 05, 2009, 03:30:30 PM
^The Hangover was awesome. Seeing it in the theater was a great experience, everyone was laughing their asses off.

My most recently viewed movie was My Name Is Bruce (starring Bruce Campbell). It was great. Very funny and campy. Pretty much what I expected, in the best possible way.

I also saw Pineapple Express for the second time last night and it was as funny as ever.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Degolas on July 06, 2009, 06:23:00 AM
My most recently viewed movie was My Name Is Bruce (starring Bruce Campbell). It was great. Very funny and campy. Pretty much what I expected, in the best possible way.


Really? I love Bruce Campbell with a passion, but I thought that movie was dire.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on July 06, 2009, 06:57:30 AM
I watched "Born on the Fourth of July" on Saturday. I've always liked this one.  Last night after work I caught "Demolition Man" on Showcase so at least it's not edited for television. Nice.
MurderDeathKill!  XD
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Azrael on July 07, 2009, 08:16:38 PM
I went to the theater twice this weekend.  First time I'd been in over a year.  First movie I saw was Pelham 1 2 3.  It wasn't the best movie, but it also wasn't a bad movie.  It is definitely something I could watch again and come away entertained from, it is just a movie I wish I hadn't paid $11 to go see.  I think I would have been better off seeing Public Enemies.  Second movie I saw was Ice Age 3...not in 3D thank god because I hate this bullshit of all these kids movies coming out in 3D so freaking stupid.  The 3D gives me the biggest fucking headache.  Anyway, that was easily my favorite of the Ice Age movies.  I loved all the characters and the pacing and the humor.  Everything about it was just fun.  I know it didn't get the best reviews but honestly I thought that was the perfect Ice Age movie.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Fei on July 09, 2009, 12:51:29 AM
I watched Timecop last night.  Van Damme has special place in my heterosexual heart.

PS:  the movie sucks, but I had fun.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on July 09, 2009, 11:43:10 AM
"Knowing".  I heard good things about this one but I was NOT impressed. I'm about ready to give up on Nicholas Cage entirely. He keeps taking roles in the shittiest movies he can find.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Seultoria on July 11, 2009, 07:28:13 PM
I watched The Mummy 3 (whatever the hell the subtitle is.) Jet Li is wasted here. All this movie was was a white kid having the yellow fever for that Chinese chick. The action scenes were entertaining, at least.

Also watched The Unborn. I fought to stay awake.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: ShadowLaguna on July 12, 2009, 08:15:04 AM
Ponyo. I liked it. It felt more like Miyazaki's older stuff.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on July 14, 2009, 12:03:51 AM
Millions (*** out of ****)

I loved all the Danny Boyle films I've seen so far (Sunshine, Slumdog, and 28 Days Later) and although this is my least favorite movie of his so far, I still liked it. It's good family entertainment and I really like the main kid. The hint of darkness throughout the movie was also very welcome.

Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (**1/2 out of ****)

I really liked the first hour of this movie, but it eventually got very slow and plodding and I started not paying attention because I was getting bored. Good performances, but I thought the movie could have been shorter and more effective at evoking my emotions than it was.

Requiem for a Dream (***1/2 out of ****)

One of the most disturbing movies I've ever seen, but also one of the most memorable and haunting ones. I'll never forget this movie, and will be adding it to my collection very soon. One of the best movies I have watched this year (out of about 130 movies).

Push (** out of ****)

I was disappointed by this. The trailers looked cool, but I guess this is one of those cases of "good trailer, bad movie". The plot never makes much sense and there was alot of down time. All the critics said it was fast-paced, but I disagree completely. I was bored half of the time, especially during the parts where they tried to explain the plot. The action is kind of cool, but it doesn't make up for everything else.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Degolas on July 14, 2009, 01:13:51 PM
Blace, you really need to see Shallow Grave and Trainspotting for some real Danny Boyle goodness!
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on July 14, 2009, 01:16:33 PM
Oh I plan on it :)
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on July 15, 2009, 04:22:31 AM
Half-Blood Prince. Freakin' amazing. More in HBP thread.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: ShadowLaguna on July 16, 2009, 08:04:22 AM
Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince. While I ain't much of a Potter fan, I enjoyed it. Possibly my favourite in the series.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Eusis on July 22, 2009, 01:50:38 AM
Just watched Fight Club. Having read the book first, I think this may be the best adaption of a book I've seen yet. Doesn't ever really betray the themes of the book or water itself down to be "safe", and whatever is added/cut streamlines the story more than anything else.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Tooker on July 22, 2009, 10:30:37 AM
Watched Rocky Horror Picture Show for the second time.  It was just as weird as the first time. :)
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on July 27, 2009, 02:08:30 AM
Into the Wild. I've been meaning to watch it for a couple of years now and I thought it was pretty good.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on July 27, 2009, 12:16:44 PM
Into the Wild. I've been meaning to watch it for a couple of years now and I thought it was pretty good.

Wow, I just watched this movie last night too. It was freakin' great.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: sandiny0ursh0es on July 28, 2009, 01:12:58 PM
Rented a couple movies: Hard Candy and Boondock Saints. Both by recommendation of the Blockbuster chick that works there. Been constantly disappointed by the movies I've been renting, I randomly asked the cashier to name off her Top 5 favorite movies of all-time and she mentioned those two.

Anyway, both are awesome movies, but Hard Candy was a pleasant surprise. I have much resepect for Ellen Page, she gave an oustanding performance.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Takezo on July 28, 2009, 02:03:04 PM
Harry Potter, was dragged into the theatre by my girlfriend. None of the student characters can communicate with each other effectively, how many clumsily handled scenes of teenage strife can we go through. I guess most of the adults weren't bad. Alan Rickman does another stunning show as the most terminally droll man in England, but it all actually improved a bit in the second half. 5.5/10

Taking one second to address the growing obsession some newer properties have with 'darkness' (in the case of the harry potter films, it usually just means the lighting gets worse). In very few cases does it add anything meaningful to a storyline. In very few cases is it a genuinely satisfying turn. Making something 'dark' often shows how immature the subject matter is to begin with if the only thing they can think of to add substance to a work is by adding ghouls and gore-- kicking you in the shins hard enough to try and make your primitive 'danger' reflex act up.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on July 28, 2009, 03:01:34 PM
Harry Potter, was dragged into the theatre by my girlfriend. None of the student characters can communicate with each other effectively, how many clumsily handled scenes of teenage strife can we go through. I guess most of the adults weren't bad. Alan Rickman does another stunning show as the most terminally droll man in England, but it all actually improved a bit in the second half. 5.5/10

Taking one second to address the growing obsession some newer properties have with 'darkness' (in the case of the harry potter films, it usually just means the lighting gets worse). In very few cases does it add anything meaningful to a storyline. In very few cases is it a genuinely satisfying turn. Making something 'dark' often shows how immature the subject matter is to begin with if the only thing they can think of to add substance to a work is by adding ghouls and gore-- kicking you in the shins hard enough to try and make your primitive 'danger' reflex act up.

The HP fan in me wants to respond to this, but since you seem like a non-HP fan to begin with, I'll spare you :P
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: GrimReality on July 29, 2009, 09:06:52 AM
The wife and I watched The Reader. Very much an overrated movie, I'd say. We get to see a lot of naked Kate, but for some reason it wasn't working for me. Probably because she was naked along side a freakin' 15 year old boy. Lucky bastard.
Anyway, the story just seemed to drag on, without any real emotional kick. It wasn't a bad movie. Just...slow.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on July 29, 2009, 09:59:41 AM
Watchmen again. I should just buy it.   I also checked out 'Pontypool'. It was pretty fucked.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Seultoria on July 31, 2009, 12:23:09 AM
Yes Man. I found it hilarious. Nice to see Jim Carrey in a good movie again.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on July 31, 2009, 12:25:14 AM
The wife and I watched The Reader. Very much an overrated movie, I'd say. We get to see a lot of naked Kate, but for some reason it wasn't working for me. Probably because she was naked along side a freakin' 15 year old boy. Lucky bastard.
Anyway, the story just seemed to drag on, without any real emotional kick. It wasn't a bad movie. Just...slow.


I thought it was rather slow as well, but still decent. Not worthy of Best Picture though, mind you.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: sandiny0ursh0es on July 31, 2009, 07:13:12 PM
Yes Man. I found it hilarious. Nice to see Jim Carrey in a good movie again.

Really? I thought it was one of his worst movies.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on July 31, 2009, 08:43:23 PM
Yes Man. I found it hilarious. Nice to see Jim Carrey in a good movie again.

Really? I thought it was one of his worst movies.

lol I'm in-between both of you. Didn't really like it much, but certainly found it tolerable.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: sandiny0ursh0es on August 04, 2009, 05:18:15 PM
Rented Mysterious Skin which turned out to be an awesome movie. I'd recommend it to anyone that's not a homophobe and can deal with subject matter like child molestation and prostitution. I love how everything is tied up in the end and explained.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Sketch on August 05, 2009, 12:27:35 AM
Funny People. Pretty good, but way too long. Some of the end-movie scenes involving the family matters could have been shaved down, in my opinion. Twenty minutes could have made all the difference.

I also saw Reservoir Dogs for the first time. I wanted to get into the Tarantino mood in anticipation for that new nazi film of his, so I figured I'd start here. I enjoyed it a lot. Dialogue was fantastic.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on August 05, 2009, 02:45:36 AM
Funny People. Same as Sam in every regard.

The Ring. Piece of crap that makes no sense at all. I want my 2 hours back.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on August 05, 2009, 11:02:49 AM
I caught Evil Dead II and House of 1000 Corpses on IFC recently. I'll always watch these when possible although 1000 corpses kind of comes apart towards the end with the underground tunnels and Dr. Satan and all.  Zombie's sequel "The Devil's Rejects" is a far superior movie.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: D-Rider on August 05, 2009, 03:27:05 PM
I finally got around to watching The Dark Knight.  It was alright, but it needed a good fifteen minutes shaved off.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Tooker on August 05, 2009, 06:40:13 PM
The Ring. Piece of crap that makes no sense at all. I want my 2 hours back.

I'm totally telling my wife you felt that way - she hates that movie for the same reasons, and up until now, I think I'm the only one who's agreed with her.  So many people think that movie's super awesome.  We just don't get it.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on August 05, 2009, 06:54:50 PM
The Ring. Piece of crap that makes no sense at all. I want my 2 hours back.

I'm totally telling my wife you felt that way - she hates that movie for the same reasons, and up until now, I think I'm the only one who's agreed with her.  So many people think that movie's super awesome.  We just don't get it.

I'm glad someone agrees. I've been getting flack over at one of the other forums I visit (site of my favorite film critic) because I don't get it and they don't see what there is to figure out. They say it makes complete sense. There's no way. Luckily the critic who's site it is doesn't like the film either. Neither did Roger Ebert. Both of their reviews for that movie are great (my favorite critic is James Berardinelli, his site is www.reelviews.net, he is a top critic on RT).
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on August 05, 2009, 10:59:37 PM
Lost Boys.

Which I haven't seen in about 15 years.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on August 06, 2009, 02:57:50 AM
The Soloist - Deft performances and a striking realism help elevate The Soloist beyond the typical "disease" movie. The Soloist is ABOUT something. It's inspiring and although it's not completely moving, it at least has a decent attempt and I admire it.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: GrimReality on August 06, 2009, 11:46:03 AM
Slumdog Millionaire - It was alright I guess. A little more "gritty" than I was expecting, especially the first third or so in the slums.
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I would have liked the end better if he hadn't won, but I understand why he did from a "fairy tale" perspective.I was not impressed by the grown up Latikas acting, but everyone else was good. They needed to give us a bit more background on Salim, too, but it wasn't his story so I understand the lack thereof.
Not sure I'd call it best picture worthy.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on August 07, 2009, 12:43:43 PM
I Love You, Man.   It was better than I expected and I laughed quite a bit.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: sandiny0ursh0es on August 07, 2009, 05:11:00 PM
Julia Cristina Barcelona... not sure if I got the title right, but anyway. Woody Allen film, heavy dialogue. Loved just looking at the different places the movie was shot in (Spain, lots of lovely architecture, Gaudi, all on mah beautiful Blu-Ray/HDTV). Oh and Penelope Cruz plays an awesome crazy Spanish chick. Looking to check out more of her stuff. And the killer from No Country for Old Men cleans up rather nicely.


Slumdog Millionaire deserves every nomination/award it received. Loved it to death. :D
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Azrael on August 07, 2009, 07:14:18 PM
I watched The Hangover which was far far better than I had expected it to be.  It was just a good fun movie with some great laughs.

I also watched Righteous Kill which I was sorely disappointed by.  There was so much going on that didn't have to.  So many unnecessary characters and an ending that was pretty predictable honestly.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Hidoshi on August 08, 2009, 02:26:45 PM
Watched G.I.Joe: The Rise of Cobra last night. Had some initial difficulty settling into it, but after about a half hour, I really enjoyed the movie. The trailers absolutely lie about how much the power suits factor into it, and they actually make really cool use of them when they're shown. I'm hard to please on franchise reboots, and this is one time they really did a good job. It messes with a lot of canon, but in a way I can accept. Far better than either Star Trek with its gigantic plot holes and unrealistic character motives, and actually quite a bit better than Transformers (and I did enjoy the first one).

Snake Eyes for the win. :D
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on August 08, 2009, 03:54:21 PM
G.I. Joe better than Star Trek?! There's no freakin way.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: GrimReality on August 10, 2009, 10:40:13 AM
Finally saw X-Men: The Last Stand. Wow, that pretty much sucked. The writing alone was abysmal. So many contrived situations(Ice man vs. Fire man!). Plus a total lack of caring or emotion when there should have been a LOT, considering what happens. Ugh.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on August 10, 2009, 04:46:20 PM
I went and saw G.I. Joe since I had a bunch of friends who wanted to see it. What a piece of crap. Script was terrible, there was no character development beyond millions of stupid flashbacks, and it has way too much pointless action (including the flashbacks). I thought this was worse than Transformers 2.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on August 13, 2009, 03:33:17 AM
I Love You, Man- I thought this movie was quite hilarious. I watched it with 4 friends and we were almost constantly laughing. It was a good time. I recommend it.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on August 13, 2009, 01:22:51 PM
Not really a movie, but I'm on season 3 of Farscape. I forgot how great this show was.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: SonicDeathMonkey on August 13, 2009, 01:32:10 PM
Hah, I recently watched I Love You, Man too. I watched it by myself like a loser though which is never as fun as watching comedies w/ other people to laugh with. But still, Paul Rudd was hilarious in it. He kinda reminded me of a less confident Michael Scott. So many awkward moments.

Last night I tried to watch Avalon but ended playing a drunken game of chess for most of its duration. I really really didn't like what I saw, though. The sets were super boring, the plot seemed like a less-interesting version of The Matrix... yeah, I wasn't impressed.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on August 13, 2009, 01:41:03 PM
Children of Men- Freaking fantastic. Buying this immediately on Blu-ray.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: sandiny0ursh0es on August 14, 2009, 05:45:21 PM
Rented I <3 Huckabees which was interesting. Followed that with I Love You, Man which was freaking hilarious. I loved those awwwwwwkwarrrrrdddd moments, Paul Rudd is a funny man.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Dade on August 15, 2009, 03:42:02 PM
SLAPPIN DA BASE MON!
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Aeolus on August 16, 2009, 12:06:52 AM
Went to see Ponyo yesterday.

Aside from a few huh plot moments it was all Ooohs! and Daaws! (except that I couldn't help but think of the Taken trailer every time I heard Liam Nieson taking about getting his daughter back).
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: ShadowLaguna on August 16, 2009, 07:04:26 AM
I went to see District 9 with some mates. I enjoyed parts of it. Check out more on it's thread.

I also watched Top Gun last night. It had been a while since I last saw it, but it's still awesome!!!!
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Raziel on August 16, 2009, 07:35:14 AM
Not really a movie, but I'm on season 3 of Farscape. I forgot how great this show was.

THIS! I just finished watching the fourth season. I had seen it already (about two years ago), but decided to rewatch it this summer, because it's so damn good and easily one of the best works of fiction.

Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Dincrest on August 16, 2009, 03:54:32 PM
I just came back from seeing Paper Heart.  Here's my mini-review.  

Paper Heart is a mockumentary with documentary elements about Charlyne Yi searching for the meaning of love.  The documentary aspects of it have her doing actual interviews with average, ordinary Americans asking them what love means.  Some of their clever stories are played out using cool dioramas.  The mockumentary aspects have Yi arguing with the director (played by an actor) and finding a relationship with Michael Cera.  

Personally, I'm getting a little tired of Cera.  I don't know if he's just a one-dimensional actor or gets horribly typecast, but this was just Michael Cera playing the usual Michael Cera.  In addition, I felt that there weren't enough interviews with normal people.  I thought Yi's interviews with average folks had some of the best dialogue and most interesting content.  I could have done without the mockumentary aspects since those got a bit boring at times.  I wanted more interviews with normal people, dammit! 

Still, the good outweighed the bad and at the end of the day, I enjoyed this clever, quirky movie with its moments of creative art direction.  3.5 out of 5.  
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on August 17, 2009, 12:24:10 AM
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.  I liked it a lot. It didn't take itself too seriously and it was just fun. I'm looking forward to a sequel.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on August 17, 2009, 02:03:16 AM
You people who like G.I. Joe depress me... just sayin :P Not saying it to offend you, I just thought it was a piece of crap.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: GrimReality on August 17, 2009, 02:12:17 PM
Watched Zack and Miri make a porno Sat. night. Nowhere near as funny as I was hoping for. Plus, the whole "let's be crude for the sake of being crude" thing just doesn't work for me(anymore?). Someone needs to tell Kevin Smith that crude does not equal funny. Then you have the uber-predictable ending.
blah

Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Hidoshi on August 17, 2009, 03:30:26 PM
You people who like G.I. Joe depress me... just sayin :P Not saying it to offend you, I just thought it was a piece of crap.

Dude. When it comes to a product, you have to view it a certain way. Some people have this problem where they view movies against other movies, books against other books, without accounting for the product's own context. Think of it as an employee. If they do their job, everything's great. If they don't, it sucks.

Star Trek (to go back to my previous post), is held to a higher standard than G.I.Joe will ever be. One is meant to be semi-thoughtful sci-fi with a dramatic standard for writing. The other is meant to be a cheap action series based around a toyline.

In terms of owning up to the Star Trek movie franchise, the new movie faltered. It had a giant scientific plot hole -- and yes, I've heard it argued that Generations, the Search for Spock, and The Voyage Home did too. The issue is each is that they used theoretical science only; time travel and all that. Supernovas and black holes are things we can observe with modern science; things we can calculate. None of what happened to the Romulans made any sense.

Beyond that:
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Things like Uhura and Spock were ridiculous. No foreshadowing, no hints, nothing. Abrams is still writing Lost, with huge twists and turns that made no sense and don't really have any bearing on the story beyond shock factor. Scotty being beamed into a giant water pipe was also ridiculous. Why is there a water transit station that large on the ship? Why is it in the engine room? Etc. I know it was for a cool scene, but it was ridiculous.

Now, even if we put all that aside, the fact remains that as a Star Trek fan, as a science fiction fan, I question the movie deeply. My expectations are reasonable. I'm all for an entertaining movie, but not at the cost of the film's thoughtfulness. It moved too quickly, the pacing was dreadfully rushed, there were no real notes of drama, and its science sucks. These are all things a good Star Trek movie should have in place, and this one didn't.

G.I.Joe? I expect there to be ninjas, people getting shot, Cobra Commander being a large ham, and really cheesy one-liners spouted galore. I expect someone to say "And knowing is half the battle", "Yo Joe!", and for the name Dr. Mindbender to be acceptable in that context. I got that from the movie.

The only two notes that bugged me were:

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The whole "emotions" talk was... Well, [i]wrong[/i]. There's plenty about emotions you can quantify, so they made her into a bit of a strawman just to create tension between Scarlett and Ripcord.

And the childhood of Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow. While the fight between the kids was cool and it keeps with the idea between the two, the compound and teacher looked far more Chinese than Japanese, and it just didn't feel real at all. Too one-note, too simplistic in its depiction. The death of the master could have been more dramatic too.

So for movies in recent memory, G.I.Joe did its job. It gets paid, it earned its keep. Julie and Julia also gets paid. Star Trek didn't. Transformers 2 didn't. Doing your job well is even better, but the baseline is that you fulfil your quota.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: sandiny0ursh0es on August 17, 2009, 05:18:52 PM
I re-watched Mrs. Doubtfire last night out of boredom (woo instant streamage) and it's a lot funnier now that I'm 25 years old, compared to watching it back in the day when I was what... 11? Also, the drama surrounding the divorce is heavy stuff-- I don't remember it being that sad. Mrs. Doubtfire is supposed to be about CRAZY SHENANIGANS, not heart-wrenching family dysfunctionality!
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on August 17, 2009, 06:30:20 PM
You people who like G.I. Joe depress me... just sayin :P Not saying it to offend you, I just thought it was a piece of crap.

Dude. When it comes to a product, you have to view it a certain way. Some people have this problem where they view movies against other movies, books against other books, without accounting for the product's own context. Think of it as an employee. If they do their job, everything's great. If they don't, it sucks.

Star Trek (to go back to my previous post), is held to a higher standard than G.I.Joe will ever be. One is meant to be semi-thoughtful sci-fi with a dramatic standard for writing. The other is meant to be a cheap action series based around a toyline.

In terms of owning up to the Star Trek movie franchise, the new movie faltered. It had a giant scientific plot hole -- and yes, I've heard it argued that Generations, the Search for Spock, and The Voyage Home did too. The issue is each is that they used theoretical science only; time travel and all that. Supernovas and black holes are things we can observe with modern science; things we can calculate. None of what happened to the Romulans made any sense.

Beyond that:
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Things like Uhura and Spock were ridiculous. No foreshadowing, no hints, nothing. Abrams is still writing Lost, with huge twists and turns that made no sense and don't really have any bearing on the story beyond shock factor. Scotty being beamed into a giant water pipe was also ridiculous. Why is there a water transit station that large on the ship? Why is it in the engine room? Etc. I know it was for a cool scene, but it was ridiculous.

Now, even if we put all that aside, the fact remains that as a Star Trek fan, as a science fiction fan, I question the movie deeply. My expectations are reasonable. I'm all for an entertaining movie, but not at the cost of the film's thoughtfulness. It moved too quickly, the pacing was dreadfully rushed, there were no real notes of drama, and its science sucks. These are all things a good Star Trek movie should have in place, and this one didn't.

G.I.Joe? I expect there to be ninjas, people getting shot, Cobra Commander being a large ham, and really cheesy one-liners spouted galore. I expect someone to say "And knowing is half the battle", "Yo Joe!", and for the name Dr. Mindbender to be acceptable in that context. I got that from the movie.

The only two notes that bugged me were:

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The whole "emotions" talk was... Well, [i]wrong[/i]. There's plenty about emotions you can quantify, so they made her into a bit of a strawman just to create tension between Scarlett and Ripcord.

And the childhood of Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow. While the fight between the kids was cool and it keeps with the idea between the two, the compound and teacher looked far more Chinese than Japanese, and it just didn't feel real at all. Too one-note, too simplistic in its depiction. The death of the master could have been more dramatic too.

So for movies in recent memory, G.I.Joe did its job. It gets paid, it earned its keep. Julie and Julia also gets paid. Star Trek didn't. Transformers 2 didn't. Doing your job well is even better, but the baseline is that you fulfil your quota.

What about people who went in with no knowledge of either? I certainly did. I'd never seen a Star Trek movie before and loved it. I'd never seen a single episode of G.I. Joe nor owned the action figures and found the movie to have awful one liners, tedious action sequences, no emotional core, and an ending that is an insult to anyone who pays to watch it because it leaves almost no closure to the story.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on August 17, 2009, 11:14:43 PM
Yeah, about the "no closure" thing...it's just setting the stage for the sequel.
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Post by: Blace on August 18, 2009, 02:01:12 AM
Yeah, about the "no closure" thing...it's just setting the stage for the sequel.

Obviously. I still feel cheated.

Anyhow, recent watching:

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang- Very entertaining and funny movie. Robert Downey Jr. is becoming one of my favs.

District 9- More in the thread for the movie, but in short I liked it but didn't love it.

Psycho- Pretty good stuff. I didn't find it all too scary, but it was a good mystery thriller. It's contribution to the genre is huge.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Hidoshi on August 18, 2009, 02:18:57 AM
Then you have no idea what the employees are supposed to be doing and as such are not an informed critic. :P
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on August 18, 2009, 02:24:53 AM
Then you have no idea what the employees are supposed to be doing and as such are not an informed critic. :P

So the employees are supposed to give me an ending with no closure whatsoever without the movie even being tested yet? Just look at The Golden Compass. They set it up and ended abruptly with no closure and were going to tie loose ends with subsequent sequels, but because the film made no money they axed the sequels and many people groaned that they won't get to finish the story unless they read the books. I've never seen a movie so confident that it will be successful in my entire life. It's almost like bragging.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on August 18, 2009, 12:56:33 PM
Aaaanyway.  I watched 'Sunshine' last night. I Didn't care for it the first time around but I rather enjoy it now. It's not perfect and it's pretty slow paced but the story is interesting enough and there's  plenty of tension.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Hidoshi on August 18, 2009, 01:48:24 PM
Then you have no idea what the employees are supposed to be doing and as such are not an informed critic. :P

So the employees are supposed to give me an ending with no closure whatsoever without the movie even being tested yet? Just look at The Golden Compass. They set it up and ended abruptly with no closure and were going to tie loose ends with subsequent sequels, but because the film made no money they axed the sequels and many people groaned that they won't get to finish the story unless they read the books. I've never seen a movie so confident that it will be successful in my entire life. It's almost like bragging.

Pretty much. The fact is that G.I.Joe, like Transformers, is a sequel-itis sort of product. Even going in, the title tells you it's the first in a line. "The Rise of Cobra" implies that this is just the beginning. It's not like the movie lied to you. :P
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on August 18, 2009, 01:59:58 PM
Then you have no idea what the employees are supposed to be doing and as such are not an informed critic. :P

So the employees are supposed to give me an ending with no closure whatsoever without the movie even being tested yet? Just look at The Golden Compass. They set it up and ended abruptly with no closure and were going to tie loose ends with subsequent sequels, but because the film made no money they axed the sequels and many people groaned that they won't get to finish the story unless they read the books. I've never seen a movie so confident that it will be successful in my entire life. It's almost like bragging.

Pretty much. The fact is that G.I.Joe, like Transformers, is a sequel-itis sort of product. Even going in, the title tells you it's the first in a line. "The Rise of Cobra" implies that this is just the beginning. It's not like the movie lied to you. :P

It is true and I knew a sequel was coming before I went and saw it because it was announced, but you can still make a sequel-itis series without constanting doing what it did. You're supposed to do it in the middle of it like in The Matrix and Pirates of the Caribbean :P
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Sketch on August 22, 2009, 05:26:02 PM
Inglourious Basterds.

Business is definitely a'boomin.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Tooker on August 22, 2009, 07:28:55 PM
Psycho- Pretty good stuff. I didn't find it all too scary, but it was a good mystery thriller. It's contribution to the genre is huge.

It's amazing to see that now and think about the differences between horror movies then and now.  It was so genuinely scary that a LOT of people said they couldn't take showers any more after watching it.  The thing is that since it was so successful, the good parts have been copied a million times since then, so it's all old hat if you're watching it now for the first time.  Like you said, its contribution to the genre was huge.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on August 22, 2009, 10:24:15 PM
Inglourious Basterds. My new favorite Tarantino movie and just freakin' amazing. I want to see it again already.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on August 23, 2009, 01:38:54 AM
Adventureland. I don't know why they advertised this as a comedy cuz it aint.  Meh.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: mizuki_no_beatdown on August 23, 2009, 01:45:20 AM
Adventureland. I don't know why they advertised this as a comedy cuz it aint.  Meh.

 I completely agree with ya. Minus the meh part.  ;P
 
They must've hyped it that way because it's from the director of Superbad. Shame, cuz it's a good movie, just misrepresented.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on August 23, 2009, 02:20:15 AM
Adventureland. I don't know why they advertised this as a comedy cuz it aint.  Meh.

 I completely agree with ya. Minus the meh part.  ;P
 
They must've hyped it that way because it's from the director of Superbad. Shame, cuz it's a good movie, just misrepresented.

Yeah, they didn't market it correctly, but it is still a fantastic film. One of the best movies of the year so far in my opinion.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Sketch on August 23, 2009, 08:05:15 AM
I felt like watching a movie, and randomly fell on Slumdog Millionaire.

The beginning segments of the movie were intense, immersive, gripping and all sorts of awesome, but everything after that just didn't match up. As well done as it all was, I just felt like the whole love story bit ruined the inventiveness and intrigue that the flashback/"Slumdog" parts managed to establish. I dunno, man; I wanted to like it, but it just didn't do it for me.

Gorgeous movie, though, I'll tell you what. Great soundtrack, too.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on August 23, 2009, 09:59:18 PM
Race to Witch Mountain: A predictable and forgettable family film, but a decent cast.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on August 26, 2009, 11:55:39 AM
Tyson. Even if you don't give a shit about Tyson himself or boxing in general, you should watch this movie. It was excellent.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Tooker on August 26, 2009, 02:13:35 PM
Saw District 9 last night.  Thought it was really good stuff.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: kaelkale on August 26, 2009, 05:04:06 PM
Watched A Clockwork Orange yesterday night, probably one of the most ridiculous movies I've ever watched. Still haven't decided whether I liked it yet, but I can definitely see how it inspired an entire movement in film/society
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Azrael on August 27, 2009, 01:21:43 AM
Watched A Clockwork Orange yesterday night, probably one of the most ridiculous movies I've ever watched. Still haven't decided whether I liked it yet, but I can definitely see how it inspired an entire movement in film/society

Yeah...I still wanted to gouge my eyes out.  I really really really can't stand Kubrick.

As for my recently viewed film, I just got back from seeing Inglorious Basterds and I must say it was about 100x better than I was expecting.  I haven't enjoyed a Tarantino movie so much since Jackie Brown. 
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Tooker on August 27, 2009, 09:57:30 AM
I really really really can't stand Kubrick.

Glad to know I'm not alone.  I've tried at least three of his movies, and found them all terrible and boring, despite everyone else in the universe seemingly saying he's the greatest filmmaker in the history of ever.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Degolas on August 27, 2009, 01:23:15 PM
Anyone else think Inglourious Basterds was fucking boring?
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on August 27, 2009, 01:40:21 PM
^A guy I work with said the same thing. I'm scared now.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Azrael on August 27, 2009, 02:23:59 PM
It isn't very quick paced but I never once found it boring.  I loved the ways the characters interacted with each other.  I loved the characters as well.  They are not dynamic but for this style of movie they were perfect.  I think people may have expected something different given the trailers/ad campaign and the direction Tarantino's latest movies.  It is way more reminiscent of movies like Pulp Fiction where the focus was on character interactions.  There were only two things that happened in the movie which to me felt odd.  Things done by Landa.

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I found it odd that after interrogating all those soldiers that were marked by The Basterds that Landa would be so trusting of Aldo.  To just hand his knife and gun to him like that, even though he was supposed to surrender to him, seemed odd that he wouldn't expect something like that.  I suppose one could argue that he was so entrenched in the German military that he expected the subordinate to obey, but his intellect that was displayed throughout the film would suggest that he should have seen that coming.

The other thing was him killing Hammersmark.  Sure she was a traitor but considering that he had already put into play his plan to betray the Nazis why did he insist on killing her?  Why not kidnap her like the rest of them...perhaps he just didn't like her but it felt like it wasn't necessary and there for out of character for him.  He seemed to be a person who only acted when necessary.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on August 27, 2009, 07:09:02 PM
Anyone else think Inglourious Basterds was fucking boring?

Not in the slightest. Most entertaining movie I've seen this year, actually.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on August 27, 2009, 11:26:12 PM
Fighting- Cliched and boring, just like its title.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on August 28, 2009, 12:38:30 PM
One Week. It was pretty good in a "Into the Wild" kind of way.
..Except it's in Canada.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on August 30, 2009, 03:42:18 AM
The extended versions of all three LOTR movies.
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Post by: Blace on August 31, 2009, 03:39:08 AM
Duplicity: Great fun. Tony Gilroy's movies are always instantly rewatchable.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on August 31, 2009, 07:57:09 PM
Not a movie but I've been watching the shit out of Supernatural: Season 4.  I've been sick as an animal all weekend so the Winchester brothers kept me company. The "Back To The Future" reference in the episode "In the Beginning" was priceless.  Looking forward to season 5.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Tooker on September 01, 2009, 11:30:34 AM
Supernatural - good show with an awesome soundtrack.  Wish they'd release CDs of the classic rock in that show.  (Disclaimer: I've only seen the first season and part of the second, but it was great up until then!)
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Post by: Daggerstrike on September 01, 2009, 08:23:38 PM
Supernatural - good show with an awesome soundtrack.  Wish they'd release CDs of the classic rock in that show.  (Disclaimer: I've only seen the first season and part of the second, but it was great up until then!)

I am a huge fan of the series. This is the last season in the current storyline and might not continue.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on September 07, 2009, 11:29:42 AM
I FINALLY got around to watching "Walk The Line".  It was an excellent movie but it ended abruptly which kind of annoyed me.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on September 10, 2009, 01:22:42 AM
Books of Blood

Not as terrible as I was expecting. A few good spooky moments and the ending wasn't butchered like I expected.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on September 10, 2009, 01:58:39 AM
State of Play- One of my favorites of the year so far. Very intriguing and has some good twists.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Hathen on September 14, 2009, 04:13:46 AM
Watched Ip Man (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ip_Man_%28film%29). Not sure if a lot of people around here watch foreign films, since I don't particularly often. I've never been very comfortable with returning to the Sino-Japanese War era in fiction, with how Japanese people are usually portrayed - it's something I understand and detest at the same time.

That aside, I liked it. I can't say I very much agree with the way things were portrayed, but I didn't really feel any harmful intents from the film. It was many times better than the other two Chinese films from that year I've seen (Painted Skin and Red Cliff), which I thought were both (All three, rather, given that Red Cliff decided with the Kill Bill style of making money) horrible aside from visuals.

I've been really behind with films this year. I'm guessing I won't watch the majority of them until they come out on DVD. District 9, Inglourious Basterds, 9, Coraline, and Public Enemies have my interest at the moment. The only "big films" I've watched this year are Star Trek 11, Watchmen, Terminator Salvation, and Up, so I suppose any recommendations would be appreciated. =P

Oh yeah, I've also began watching Red Dwarf, a British Sci-Fi Comedy. Loving it so far.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Tooker on September 14, 2009, 11:03:36 AM
Red Dwarf is awesome.  My cat's named Frankenstein because of that show. :)
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Degolas on September 14, 2009, 02:31:06 PM
Just don't watch the recent three-parter of Red Dwarf that was made to officially finish the show. It was fucking terrible.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Tooker on September 14, 2009, 11:59:37 PM
Eh - I watched it last week and thought it was OK.  Easily at least as good as season 8. If you added up everything good from that season, you'd still only have enough material to fill up one episode.

But don't let that dissuade you, Hathen.  Plenty of great stuff before season 8.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on September 15, 2009, 12:02:59 AM
I suppose any recommendations would be appreciated. =P

Inglourious Basterds must be watched. It was amazing in my opinion. Other than that, District 9 I found overrated but still decent, and Public Enemies was pretty good.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Hathen on September 15, 2009, 03:59:53 AM
Just don't watch the recent three-parter of Red Dwarf that was made to officially finish the show. It was fucking terrible.

Was it just not funny, or does it go the opposite way and sacrifice the characters for cheap gags? Those are the two things that typically make a good comedy series go downhill. I've heard a couple bad things about Back to Earth, and there's a chance I might watch it depending on how the show itself ends, since I always prefer to have some sort of conclusion.

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But don't let that dissuade you, Hathen.  Plenty of great stuff before season 8.

Roger that. Nice thing about a lot of British shows I know about is that they keep their episode count down, so that each script can be polished, and if there's ever a plain bad series/show, it's not as excruciatingly painful as the 100+ episodes a lot of American shows end up being. =P

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Inglourious Basterds must be watched. It was amazing in my opinion.

I'm interested. The two Tarantino movies I've really liked are Pulp Fiction and Death Proof. I think if the Tarantino-brand dialogue is there, I'll at least enjoy it a little.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on September 15, 2009, 06:46:02 AM
Inglorious Basterds was o.k. but it was too over-hyped. Nothing he ever does again will touch the Kill Bill films. They were perfect. PERFECT!, you hear me!! 
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Post by: Tooker on September 15, 2009, 09:48:38 AM
Just don't watch the recent three-parter of Red Dwarf that was made to officially finish the show. It was fucking terrible.
Was it just not funny, or does it go the opposite way and sacrifice the characters for cheap gags? Those are the two things that typically make a good comedy series go downhill. I've heard a couple bad things about Back to Earth, and there's a chance I might watch it depending on how the show itself ends, since I always prefer to have some sort of conclusion.

I'd say just not so funny.  (Although I did get a chuckle or two out of it...)
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on September 15, 2009, 11:18:58 AM
Inglorious Basterds was o.k. but it was too over-hyped. Nothing he ever does again will touch the Kill Bill films. They were perfect. PERFECT!, you hear me!! 

The Kill Bill movies are Tarantino's worst :P
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on September 15, 2009, 01:41:48 PM
*chokes on rage*

..yer crazy!
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Degolas on September 17, 2009, 12:56:36 PM
I didn't like Inglourious Basterds at all. Nor Death Proof. Tarantino's lost it, in my opinion.

As for Red Dwarf: Back to Earth, I genuinely thought it was dire. For me, there wasn't a single laugh. I hate it when writers take an established TV show and have the characters discover that their just characters in a TV show. It's never any good. And the whole Blade Runner homage was just shite.

And I apologise for the entirely negative tone of this post :P
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Tooker on September 17, 2009, 03:12:20 PM
NP, Deg - I was just about to be Captain Downer myself. :)

Watched "9" the other night, was very disappointed.  And I'm a Tim Burton fan with low standards in movies!  I just sat there at the end thinking "What was the point?"

I mean...

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at the beginning, there were 8 beings alive in the world, plus an evil cat machine.  At the end, due to 9's inability to think before acting, there are now 4 beings alive in the world plus any machines that didn't die when the factory exploded (although the implication is that they all died there except for big mama, who got killed later).  And yet he's somehow the hero?
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on September 17, 2009, 04:21:20 PM
I didn't like Inglourious Basterds at all. Nor Death Proof. Tarantino's lost it, in my opinion.

Funny because I'm one of those that thinks his earlier work is overrated. In my opinion, IB is his best movie to date.

Anyway, I went through an Alien series marathon this week since I had never seen them before. I love, love, loved Alien, thought Aliens was great but not quite as good as the first, and thought Alien 3 was a massive piece of crap. I don't have access to Resurrection yet so I haven't watched it, but my expectations are lower after Alien 3.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on September 18, 2009, 06:50:25 AM
Observe & Report. I thought it was just dark and disturbing. Not really funny at all.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Degolas on September 18, 2009, 04:16:01 PM
Anyway, I went through an Alien series marathon this week since I had never seen them before. I love, love, loved Alien, thought Aliens was great but not quite as good as the first, and thought Alien 3 was a massive piece of crap. I don't have access to Resurrection yet so I haven't watched it, but my expectations are lower after Alien 3.

The Alien vs. Aliens debate is one I have with my housemate a lot :P He narrowly prefers Aliens and I narrowly prefer Alien. And it's seriously narrow! I agree with you that Alien 3 is pretty poor, although I think it had massive potential. As for Resurrection, you're right not to get your hopes up :P
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on September 18, 2009, 04:25:52 PM
Anyway, I went through an Alien series marathon this week since I had never seen them before. I love, love, loved Alien, thought Aliens was great but not quite as good as the first, and thought Alien 3 was a massive piece of crap. I don't have access to Resurrection yet so I haven't watched it, but my expectations are lower after Alien 3.

The Alien vs. Aliens debate is one I have with my housemate a lot :P He narrowly prefers Aliens and I narrowly prefer Alien. And it's seriously narrow! I agree with you that Alien 3 is pretty poor, although I think it had massive potential. As for Resurrection, you're right not to get your hopes up :P

I loved both Alien and Aliens, but like you I slightly prefer Alien. Did you like Resurrection more than Alien 3? That might give me a little hope... maybe.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Dincrest on September 18, 2009, 05:10:34 PM
A weekend or two ago, I saw Bottle Shock on one of the movie channels.  It starred Alan Rickman and was about how California wineries first gained prominence in France.  It's hard to believe that the Napa Valley wine scene only became a hotbed of awesome in wine circles so recently.  Back then even Americans had no clue about Cali wines.  What I liked about the movie was the contrasting attitudes between the French and Californian winemakers. 
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Post by: Degolas on September 19, 2009, 03:20:35 PM
Anyway, I went through an Alien series marathon this week since I had never seen them before. I love, love, loved Alien, thought Aliens was great but not quite as good as the first, and thought Alien 3 was a massive piece of crap. I don't have access to Resurrection yet so I haven't watched it, but my expectations are lower after Alien 3.

The Alien vs. Aliens debate is one I have with my housemate a lot :P He narrowly prefers Aliens and I narrowly prefer Alien. And it's seriously narrow! I agree with you that Alien 3 is pretty poor, although I think it had massive potential. As for Resurrection, you're right not to get your hopes up :P


I loved both Alien and Aliens, but like you I slightly prefer Alien. Did you like Resurrection more than Alien 3? That might give me a little hope... maybe.

Personally I'd say Alien 3 is better than Resurrection. The reason being, Alien 3 has its heart in the right place. It tries so damn hard to capture the atmosphere of the first film. It fails pretty miserably, but points for effort. Resurrection is just a bit of a special effects fest, really. That said, it's got some interesting ideas. The script's by Joss Whedon, so it does explore some unusual ideas. It's just the execution that falls flat on its face.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Hathen on September 19, 2009, 07:30:28 PM
I'm under the impression that Joss Whedon doesn't write things very well within other peoples' universes. You see him credited on Alien: Resurrection and assume the man's a bad writer...then a couple years later he comes out and creates Firefly, which is, IMO, one of the greatest sci-fi shows ever made.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: GrimReality on September 21, 2009, 10:36:57 AM
Watched two movies over the weekend:

The Day the Earth Stood Still (Keanu version) - terrible movie. the whole thing made no sense, and was just not well put together. The kid sucked. Poor Jennifer Connelly has let herself get so skinny. She's an OK actor, but has lost all her "presence", so to speak.

9 - I took my 8 year old to see this, after deciding he could handle it. I found it to be a movie with a lot of squandered potential, but still entertaining in the end. The visuals were well done, and the action sequences were pretty intense. I also liked that the girl puppet-thing, #7 (voiced by the aforementioned JC), was the best fighter of the lot. I'd like to see this world expanded upon. A series would be cool.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on September 25, 2009, 11:27:57 AM
DeadGirl.  I thought it was pretty good. It's definitely unlike anything I've seen before but I thought the ending was somewhat predictable. Still, you should check it out.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on September 25, 2009, 10:53:44 PM
Surrogates. I liked it. Much more dialogue and plot driven than the trailers and advertising make it out to be. It's not a generic action movie.
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Post by: Blace on September 29, 2009, 01:56:25 AM
Crank 2. I don't know wtf I just watched, but I do know that I need to shower after watching that.
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Post by: mizuki_no_beatdown on September 29, 2009, 01:46:54 PM
Saw Pandorum last night. It was better than I thought, a bit like Event Horizon. One thing I had a problem with was the ending.
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It was a little too nicely wrapped up. It stars Ben Foster, who played the creepy partner of Ben Wade in 3:10 to Yuma, and I was surprised he could actually carry a movie.
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Post by: Blace on September 29, 2009, 11:03:29 PM
Observe and Report: A fairly entertaining and crazy film that will polarize audiences. I didn't hate it, but I didn't think it was very good either. It has moments of hilarity, but most of it is just too much out of left field for me. It got repetitious rather quickly.

I've now watched two ridiculous and crazy movies in a row. I need a break. It's a good thing I rented Away We Go as well.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Lard on September 30, 2009, 01:52:03 AM
As for Red Dwarf: Back to Earth, I genuinely thought it was dire. For me, there wasn't a single laugh. I hate it when writers take an established TV show and have the characters discover that their just characters in a TV show. It's never any good. And the whole Blade Runner homage was just shite. 

I thought the first episode was funny, but you had the same complaints I did. I can't stand "meta" stuff.

As for movies - Blade and Day of the Dead.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Degolas on September 30, 2009, 04:41:41 AM
I watched a British horror film called Mum and Dad. It did a really good job of putting an original spin on the torture/bondage horror flick, and went for suspense more than gore. My only real complaint is that it had no idea how to wrap things up, so the ending was pretty cliched, and slightly naff.
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Post by: Lard on September 30, 2009, 10:21:20 PM
I watched Evagelion 1.0 tonight at the local theatre.

Wasn't bad, though it was definitely more compressed than the series. I thought a couple of things moved too quickly.

And there was a terrible J-Pop song at the end instead of "Fly Me To The Moon". :(
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Post by: GrimReality on October 05, 2009, 10:48:31 AM
Deadgirl - Well, that was different. I was having a hard time buying into the actions of everyone involved. Sure, some of it is plausible(I DO remember my teen years), but full suspension of common sense must be done in order to get anything out of this movie.
Plus, so many things go unexplained. Frustrating.
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Post by: Dincrest on October 05, 2009, 09:12:34 PM
I'm kinda surprised that The Adventures of Baron Munchausen has not aged too badly despite being 20 years old.  Still a very entertaining movie and one I definitely enjoyed watching tonight. What could be more epic than a
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hot air balloon made from women's undergarments?  That's made of win right there. EDIT:  And, well, for me anything with Eric Idle in it is win anyway.
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Post by: CastNuri on October 06, 2009, 06:34:04 AM
Saw the "Mamma Mia" movie for the umpteenth time this year. I'm such a sucker for musicals.

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Post by: Lard on October 06, 2009, 09:13:45 PM
Zombieland - predictable but good.
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Post by: Blace on October 06, 2009, 09:16:21 PM
I saw Zombieland last weekend also. Good fun time, but nothing amazing. I can't believe how far it climbed on the IMDB 250 so fast. That site is so flawed.
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Post by: Blace on October 06, 2009, 11:30:57 PM
Trick 'r Treat-

It satisfied my itch for a decent Halloween themed horror movie, but I wish more time would have went into the story to make it more coherent. I had to look up the story just to get all of it. The movie does get props for going in unexpected directions practically the whole time though. I was always waiting for the cliches and they always hinted at them, then they would go in a completely different direction from what I was thinking. It's also pretty entertaining and has a slim running time with good pacing. This film isn't a classic, but it's certainly worth your time and didn't deserve the straight to DVD treatment it got.
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Post by: Sketch on October 07, 2009, 04:26:06 AM
Oh gosh, so so many. My new dorm watches movies, like, every night.

Clerks, Fight Club, Monty Python and the Meaning of Life, Mulhulland Drive, Big Man Japan, Hook, Idiocracy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, etc
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on October 07, 2009, 12:16:51 PM
Zombieland was great. I'm so happy that it turned out well. I had basically written it off as another dissapointment in the zombie genre. Thankfully, I was dead wrong. Pun intended.
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Post by: CastNuri on October 10, 2009, 12:56:06 PM
Saw "Wall-E" today, on the Disney Channel. A touching and artistic movie. It's crazy how a pair of binocular eyes can look so adorable! Will probably get this on blu-ray.

Have to say that this ranks as one of my favourite Pixar movies now, just below a Toy Story.

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Post by: sandiny0ursh0es on October 10, 2009, 06:36:18 PM
Saw Paranormal Activity last night and I honestly went in thinking it was going to suck, but was pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable it turned out to be. Slow start, but it definitely built up to a nice climax. Good acting and dialogue. I recommend it.
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Post by: CastNuri on October 11, 2009, 06:33:55 AM
"Surrogates". It was okay; typical sci-fi action flick. Reminded me of I, Robot.
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Post by: D-Rider on October 15, 2009, 09:10:39 PM
Someone bought me a copy of Repo!:  The Genetic Opera as a gift.  I don't know why the fuck they thought I would like it...but I did. :P  Heavy metal/science fiction opera, baby.  You can't beat that.
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Post by: CastNuri on October 16, 2009, 03:20:58 AM
Someone bought me a copy of Repo!:  The Genetic Opera as a gift.  I don't know why the fuck they thought I would like it...but I did. :P  Heavy metal/science fiction opera, baby.  You can't beat that.

I love that movie! The Zydrate Anatomy song is crazy fun to sing.

Saw "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" in 3D yesterday. Entertaining and quirky. Worth a watch if you're not looking for significantly deep Pixar moments. :P
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on October 17, 2009, 02:29:20 PM
Blood: The Last Vampire(live action).  I watched it last night and I was expecting a dreadful movie. It actually wasn't that bad. The effects weren't the best though, especially towards the end.
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Post by: Blace on October 17, 2009, 08:41:53 PM
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)-

It all looks good and it starts out as an entertaining ride, but it eventually fails as a story since it hardly ever makes sense and is plagued by miscasting and overacting at every corner. It's just far too slow and boring after the first 20 minutes.
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Post by: Tooker on October 17, 2009, 10:13:36 PM
What?  Keanu's awesome in that! ;)

Watching a movie with him right now - A Scanner Darkly.
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Post by: Blace on October 17, 2009, 10:23:41 PM
What?  Keanu's awesome in that! ;)

Watching a movie with him right now - A Scanner Darkly.

lol Keanu was terrible in Dracula. I like A Scanner Darkly. Majorly weird, but a cool story and very entertaining.
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Post by: mizuki_no_beatdown on October 17, 2009, 11:07:46 PM
Winona Ryder does a poor job in Dracula too. Good thing Gary Oldman is the man, and saves the day, and crawls up the wall freakishly.
 
 I watched Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind again with a friend, still great.
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Post by: Tooker on October 18, 2009, 12:32:47 AM
OK - A Scanner Darkly's over, and it was cool, but bizarre.  Glad I saw it, but it demanded all of my attention, which rarely happens with movies.
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Post by: Blace on October 18, 2009, 01:51:24 AM
I actually watched A Scanner Darkly twice in the same day because I was confused and amazed by it at the same time that it left me wanting to see it again. I'm glad I did because the second viewing was much more enjoyable.

Anyway, I just finished Monsters vs. Aliens. It's nothing special and has sub-par animation in this Pixar run world, but I enjoyed it for what it was.
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Post by: Sketch on October 18, 2009, 05:32:52 AM
Someone bought me a copy of Repo!:  The Genetic Opera as a gift.  I don't know why the fuck they thought I would like it...but I did. :P  Heavy metal/science fiction opera, baby.  You can't beat that.

I'M ONLY LIVING OUT A LIIIIEEEEEEEEEEYAAAAA!!!
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on October 18, 2009, 04:06:41 PM
The Story of Anvil.  Fellow metalheads on the boards will definitely like this one. It was funny and sad at the same time. Excelllent film.
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Post by: CastNuri on October 19, 2009, 03:49:06 AM
Saw "Evolution" again. I like this film. It sort of reminds me of a more juvenile Ghostbusters.
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Post by: Tooker on October 19, 2009, 09:47:48 AM
Haha - I forgot about Evolution.  That is a good show!

Watched part of The Fountain again this morning because it happened to be on while I was getting ready for work.  Crazy movie.  I think it helped that I'd seen it before, though.
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Post by: GrimReality on October 19, 2009, 11:09:02 AM
Trick R Treat- It was OK. The look and feel was pure Halloween, and I liked that. They completely misused the sack boy dude. Or maybe I missed something. who knows. Still, I did enjoy it, when compared to the amount of crappy horror movies I've seen.
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Post by: CastNuri on October 20, 2009, 07:05:42 PM
Haha - I forgot about Evolution.  That is a good show!

The mosquito-in-the-suit scene cracks me up every time.

Saw "Bernard & Doris" on HBO. My highlight of the day... seeing Ralph Feinnes in a dress.
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Post by: Sketch on October 26, 2009, 02:39:25 AM
Where the Wild Things Are

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Post by: Daggerstrike on October 29, 2009, 12:26:01 PM
Watched Paranormal Activity. My roommates girlfriend was crying because she was so scared. It amused me.
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Post by: CastNuri on October 29, 2009, 08:20:26 PM
Wait, which amused you? The movie or her crying?

Saw "My Sister's Keeper" (decent, tear-jerker of a drama) and the short "Peter and the Wolf", which was just wonderful.
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Post by: Daggerstrike on October 29, 2009, 10:40:36 PM
Wait, which amused you? The movie or her crying?

Yes.
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Post by: Hidoshi on October 29, 2009, 11:11:56 PM
Watched Law-Abiding Citizen. Darned good movie, if a little bit of a stretch near the end. Jamie Foxx is <3.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: CastNuri on October 30, 2009, 08:32:30 PM
Wait, which amused you? The movie or her crying?

Yes.

Okay then. :P

Watched "Superman II" and "Matilda".
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Post by: Tooker on October 30, 2009, 10:55:35 PM
Watched the 80s movie The Monster Squad, Young Frankenstein, and Skeleton Key.  None scary, but who cares? :)
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Post by: ShadowLaguna on November 01, 2009, 02:18:30 AM
I finally saw Up.

It didn't wow me, but it was still very enjoyable, like what every Pixar film promises.
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Post by: CastNuri on November 01, 2009, 07:36:16 AM
Saw "The Imaginarium of Dr.Parnassus" (entertaining but not phenomenal) and the first Superman movie.

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Post by: GrimReality on November 02, 2009, 04:05:39 PM
Saw Zombieland. It was a fun movie with a couple things that bothered me. It starts out better than it ends.
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The cameo is dragged out out beyond being funny The romance angle didn't work for me either. Still, Woody H. was great, and it was better than I would have expected.

.REC - Now this ended up getting to me. Starts out light and descends into craziness. The final 10-15 minutes is freaky and scary. Almost in a Silent Hill kinda way. Good stuff.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on November 02, 2009, 09:44:26 PM
One Hour Photo. Wow, Robin Williams was a really good 'nutbar' in that movie. I almost felt bad for his character.
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Post by: Daggerstrike on November 03, 2009, 08:55:42 PM
I went to the pawn shop and picked up some movies. I watched Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. Pretty funny.

Not a movie, but Heroes last night had a Chrono Trigger reference and I was amused
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Post by: Blace on November 07, 2009, 06:01:29 PM
I went and saw A Christmas Carol earlier today. What a gorgeous movie!
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Post by: CastNuri on November 07, 2009, 07:39:10 PM
Saw "UP" today. It was entertaining but slow at some bits. Much preferred Wall-E.

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Post by: Esper_Crusader on November 07, 2009, 08:24:18 PM
I watched "Up" as well today. I'm pretty much in the same boat as everyone else. It was good, not great. I also watched G.I. Joe again. It's a pretty fun movie that mostly sets up for a sequel. It's still head and shoulders above the abomination that was Transformers 2. Tonight I may watch Caprica and Religulous again. Both great.
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Post by: Lard on November 07, 2009, 10:10:07 PM
Transformers 2.

My poor eyes.
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Post by: ShadowLaguna on November 08, 2009, 04:13:40 AM
Michael Jackson's This is It. I really enjoyed it. Plus, the film's version of Beat It....simply brilliant!
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Post by: Blace on November 09, 2009, 09:40:11 PM
The Proposal - An utterly predictable rom-com that adheres to a well worn formula that only few can overcome. The Proposal does not, but it is mildly enjoyable because of the performances.
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Post by: Hathen on November 10, 2009, 12:53:56 AM
Watched the new A Christmas Carol. It was alright. I don't know if it's just me, but seeing Jim Carrey's smiling face on a giant candle was more hilarious than wondrous for me.

Not movie, but I finished watching Red Dwarf, including the Back to Earth special. I think if I had been waiting like, 10 years like a lot of old Dwarfers have been I'd probably hate it, but as it is, I liked it better than series 8, and slightly less than series 7. That's not very flattering, but eh.

I think up through series 6, it was mostly great stuff. I wasn't a big fan of series 7 because of how boring Kochansky was, and the discarding of what the show was about. Series 8 made the problem worse. 

What I noticed is that Back to Earth was largely a Blade Runner parody...or at least, it tried to be. I think some writers have a lot of trouble between referencing and parodying, and this was largely lodged in the former. The other aspect of it was how it was basically a sequel to Back to Reality, which is something I can understand since that is easily the best episode of the entire show. The only parts of it that I thought were worth it were the parts where Lister gave a few speeches about how he can go on just knowing there's someone out there rooting for him.

Anyway, I don't think Back to Earth is nearly as bad as a lot of fans trot it out to be, but I can understand the disappointment of getting that after waiting for several years.
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Post by: Tooker on November 10, 2009, 10:05:53 AM
Well, like you said - I thought it was better than most of season 8.  I haven't actually watched the whole thing in a while, but I remember that I only liked the last episode of that season... and even that is mostly because of the very last scene.  A moment of redemption for Arnold "don't call me Ace" Rimmer.

[-- 43 - Int. Far end of Corridor -----------------------------Raz--27:11--]
[RIMMER present]

[Stunned and in pain, RIMMER is on his hands and knees on the deck, the heat of the expanding fire singeing his back. Slowly he holds up the strip of paper with the microbe formula; it has caught fire as RIMMER fell to the deck, and perhaps a third of it has burned away already]

RIMMER Smeg...

[Struggling to retain consciousness, RIMMER lets the paper fall and sinks tiredly to the deck; nothing left to run to, and soon nothing even to run from. Exhausted, the air in the corridor growing hot and thin, RIMMER watches the flames lick at and burn away his last chance of salvation, when a foot, wearing a brown, open-toed sandal, crushes out the flames]

[Enter DEATH]

[RIMMER follows his eyes as they track slowly up the tall figure, whose body is completely obscured by flowing robes that seem to be teased by a whistling wind and somehow distanced from the heat and flames around them. The figure carries a long pole, to which is attached a long, curved blade]

DEATH Arnold Judas Rimmer. Your life is over. Come with me.

[Extending a hand, DEATH helps RIMMER to his feet as his deep, booming voice drones on]

DEATH We will travel to the River Styx, where you will place a coin in the -

RIMMER Not today, matey!

[Abruptly, RIMMER knees DEATH solidly in the groin. The ethereal one drops his scythe and falls to his knees like the proverbial sack of potatoes]

RIMMER Remember: "only the good die young".

[A spring in his step, RIMMER turns on his heel and dashes away]

[Exit RIMMER]

DEATH That's never happened before...

[DEATH collapses onto the deck]
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Post by: Blace on November 11, 2009, 01:30:55 AM
The Great Debaters - A smart film that deals with racism and many other themes with an unflinching and humane touch. Great performances from everyone, including the newcomers, helps elevate it beyond the predictability since  it's basically a sports movie in disguise. It drags a little in the middle, but I thought it picked itself back up again in the final 30 minutes.
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Post by: mr. nails on November 11, 2009, 07:35:20 AM
today i watched:

1. Moon
2. Pandora
3. Black Dynamite

moon was pretty good.  had a deep story and while it was a drama of sorts it radiates comedy from within.  pandora was good as well.  it has that, "wtf is around the next corner" feel.  lol, the suspense is what had me.  there is story in it, but they don't use it to it's fullest potential which is a shame.  now, the last movie i watched was black dynamite.  i loved the old schoolness it provides.  it does a good job @ emulating what was, but it also tries to hard.  good watch, but not a favorite.
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Post by: CastNuri on November 11, 2009, 03:53:55 PM
Saw "V for Vendetta".

I think I've watched this movie on an annual basis ever since its release. There are flaws (and I personally think it lacked the complexity/depth that could've made it great) but it's still a very entertaining film.
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Post by: Daggerstrike on November 11, 2009, 04:22:55 PM
Saw "V for Vendetta".

I think I've watched this movie on an annual basis ever since its release. There are flaws (and I personally think it lacked the complexity/depth that could've made it great) but it's still a very entertaining film.


I ALWAYS watch this movie on November 5th.
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Post by: CastNuri on November 11, 2009, 05:53:45 PM
Yeah, I get such an urge to watch it whenever Bonfire Night is mentioned. :P

And now I feel like watching the Count of Monte Cristo.
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Post by: mr. nails on November 13, 2009, 12:36:48 PM
i just finished all 7 seasons of Star Trek: Voyager.  it took me 3 months.  it was good & will be missed.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on November 13, 2009, 01:39:20 PM
Pelham 123.  It was entertaining, if a bit unoriginal.
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Post by: mr. nails on November 13, 2009, 07:33:42 PM
watched the live action version of "Blood: The Last Vampire."  it was meh @ best.  was wanting a little more than provided.  i also started Deep Space Nine.  lol, seems silly so far.  hopefully it turns out better than my initial opinion. 
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Post by: Hidoshi on November 13, 2009, 08:06:25 PM
i just finished all 7 seasons of Star Trek: Voyager.  it took me 3 months.  it was good & will be missed.

No it wasn't. Don't kid yourself. :P
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Post by: CastNuri on November 13, 2009, 08:20:18 PM
I saw the Hunchback of Notre Dame today. Another movie I watch on an annual basis, more or less.

Frollo can still scare the shit out of me.
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Post by: Hathen on November 13, 2009, 08:38:43 PM
Quote
  i also started Deep Space Nine.  lol, seems silly so far

yeah man what the hell is with sisko, its so silly for a man to grieve over the loss of his wife at a young age and being doomed to being a single dad. fuck having actual human emotions in our stories lets have more stories where the captain morphs into a newt and the ship's best pilot dryhumps a shuttle. let's also have an episode where a character that makes jar jar binks look like morgan freeman nearly obliterate the ship with a hunk of cheese and then end the series with a gigantic plot hole while voyager gets armed with batmobile armor man we're stuck in the delta quandrant and we're so desperate that we have time to explore every over dust particle we come across we are totally struggling man
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Post by: mr. nails on November 13, 2009, 08:54:14 PM
Quote
  i also started Deep Space Nine.  lol, seems silly so far

rant*

WoW, i hit a nerve.  here, let me rinse the sand out of ur vagina.

let me elaborate.  being stuck in 1 spot over the course of 7 (tv) years doesn't seem like the star trek i'm used too.  i apologize for teh confusion.
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Post by: Dincrest on November 13, 2009, 10:09:09 PM
I just caught the Global Metal documentary on TV.  It was pretty cool seeing all the various metal scenes in different parts of the world.  In some ways it seemed to just gloss over stuff, but it was going for breadth/common ground rather than depth, which would've made the whole thing insanely long.  But in the brief time spent on each country, the general snapshot of the culture and the heartfelt importance of metal to the fans was captured.

But for me, the image that made the biggest impact was an attractive Middle-Eastern woman at the Desert Rock festival in Dubai wearing an Iron Maiden headscarf.  I thought that was so cool.  
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Post by: Blace on November 13, 2009, 10:12:56 PM
Hotel Rwanda - It didn't quite live up to my expectations after seeing the critical raves it got from everyone, but it was still pretty good. Good performances from the cast and it enlightened me to a conflict I had no knowledge about.
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Post by: Hathen on November 13, 2009, 10:43:37 PM
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i leik shitty shows

Yeah, it was one hell of a premise to get them stuck in the same place for 7 years just so they could have the same exact stories as TNG with crappier writing.
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Post by: Daggerstrike on November 13, 2009, 11:16:25 PM
Quote from: mr. nails
i leik shitty shows

Yeah, it was one hell of a premise to get them stuck in the same place for 7 years just so they could have the same exact stories as TNG with crappier writing.

You spelled shitty and shows correctly so I know it wasn't a real quote.
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Post by: mr. nails on November 13, 2009, 11:55:13 PM
Quote from: mr. nails
i leik shitty shows

Yeah, it was one hell of a premise to get them stuck in the same place for 7 years just so they could have the same exact stories as TNG with crappier writing.

You spelled shitty and shows correctly so I know it wasn't a real quote.

lol, u kids (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFlcqWQVVuU) @ xmas time is hilarious.
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Post by: Hathen on November 14, 2009, 12:23:22 AM
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HNGRRRARRR

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v503/Symbios/1256618313942.jpg)
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Post by: Hidoshi on November 14, 2009, 05:15:01 AM
Quote
  i also started Deep Space Nine.  lol, seems silly so far

rant*

WoW, i hit a nerve.  here, let me rinse the sand out of ur vagina.

let me elaborate.  being stuck in 1 spot over the course of 7 (tv) years doesn't seem like the star trek i'm used too.  i apologize for teh confusion.

Let me be clear. It is a universal, unalterable truth that Voyager is a piece of shit. There are five good episodes, most of which are about the Doctor, and that's it. It stayed on the air for no other reason than everyone going "this HAS to get better, it HAS to". TNG and DS9 were the high points of Star Trek. TNG for the exploration and versatility, aspect, and DS9 for the character development and story arc aspects.

Enterprise could have saved its skin in seasons 3-4, but by then it was too damned late, Voyager having let everybody down, and the first two seasons of Enterprise being even lower-grade shite.

Benjamin Sisko owns you in the fucking face and you know it.
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Post by: mr. nails on November 14, 2009, 01:56:51 PM
Saw "V for Vendetta".

I think I've watched this movie on an annual basis ever since its release. There are flaws (and I personally think it lacked the complexity/depth that could've made it great) but it's still a very entertaining film.


director James McTeigue has a new movie entitled, "Ninja Assassin" which is being released in late November.  it looks very good and action packed.  i'll be attending.

Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4pEKQ_zUBo)
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Post by: Blace on November 14, 2009, 03:59:38 PM
I'm definitely seeing Ninja Assassin as well.
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Post by: Aeolus on November 15, 2009, 02:05:24 PM
Quote
  i also started Deep Space Nine.  lol, seems silly so far

rant*

WoW, i hit a nerve.  here, let me rinse the sand out of ur vagina.

let me elaborate.  being stuck in 1 spot over the course of 7 (tv) years doesn't seem like the star trek i'm used too.  i apologize for teh confusion.

Let me be clear. It is a universal, unalterable truth that Voyager is a piece of shit. There are five good episodes, most of which are about the Doctor, and that's it. It stayed on the air for no other reason than everyone going "this HAS to get better, it HAS to". TNG and DS9 were the high points of Star Trek. TNG for the exploration and versatility, aspect, and DS9 for the character development and story arc aspects.

Enterprise could have saved its skin in seasons 3-4, but by then it was too damned late, Voyager having let everybody down, and the first two seasons of Enterprise being even lower-grade shite.

Benjamin Sisko owns you in the fucking face and you know it.

Even TNG is debatable since the Enterprise D was pretty much a cruise liner that frequently did stupid stuff like jackknifing from one comet to the next at breakneck speeds or something to that effect. It really could've been renamed as Love Boat: The Next Generation and still be essentially the same thing. (This is of course not to say that it didn't have its episodes and the later seasons did try to focus more on less retarded plots than the early seasons were littered with.)


I'm definitely seeing Ninja Gaiden as well.

Fixed :P
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Post by: mr. nails on November 15, 2009, 03:29:36 PM
refreshed myself with the original Bad Lietenant (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFvGeMDW7bw) in preparation to part 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fm4BdkOXfxk).. or w/e it's supposed to be.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on November 15, 2009, 03:36:54 PM
Star Trek.  Great movie all around which caters to noobs and fans alike. I've seen it 4 times already.  I also just watched Bruno.  Funny shit.
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Post by: mr. nails on November 17, 2009, 06:42:58 PM
saw 2012 today and it was a let down.  quite a boring film.  2.5 hours of hurry up and get it over with imo. 

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basically, the chinese build huge ass ships (arks) and preserve the human race.
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Post by: Blace on November 17, 2009, 09:34:51 PM
The Ugly Truth: Annoying, offensive, and lacking real romance.
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Post by: Alexander on November 18, 2009, 04:31:42 AM
Just saw the oddball "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" starring George Lazenby for his one (and only) Bond film.  I liked it mainly because it's so different from the other 007 films.  Bond is especially brutal (but then again so was the Connery era) in his fighting, he's a failure in one of his personae, and actually gets married in the end of the film (much to Moneypenny's sadness).
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on November 18, 2009, 07:07:25 AM
I Love You, Beth Cooper.  Cookie-Cutter coming of age teen comedy. *yawn*
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Post by: GrimReality on November 18, 2009, 10:01:25 AM
The Incredible Hulk - This turned out better than I expected. Ed Norton is always good, and he made a decent Bruce Banner. I thought Tim Roth was an odd choice as his nemesis, but he seemed to be enjoying the part. The CG effects weren't the greatest, especially in the slow parts. The action scenes, especially the final battle, were pretty damn awesome. I put this right below Iron Man, which isn't a bad place to be.

Rachel Getting Married - Wow, Anne Hathaway was amazing in this. Now, I would not normally watch any movie having anything to do with weddings, but this felt different. The way it was filmed, it felt like I was actually a guest at this thing.  I was totally uncomfortable during certain scenes. Very well done.

Odd pairing of movies there, huh?

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Post by: Blace on November 18, 2009, 01:10:25 PM
The Incredible Hulk - This turned out better than I expected. Ed Norton is always good, and he made a decent Bruce Banner. I thought Tim Roth was an odd choice as his nemesis, but he seemed to be enjoying the part. The CG effects weren't the greatest, especially in the slow parts. The action scenes, especially the final battle, were pretty damn awesome. I put this right below Iron Man, which isn't a bad place to be.

Rachel Getting Married - Wow, Anne Hathaway was amazing in this. Now, I would not normally watch any movie having anything to do with weddings, but this felt different. The way it was filmed, it felt like I was actually a guest at this thing.  I was totally uncomfortable during certain scenes. Very well done.

Odd pairing of movies there, huh?

I agree with you on both movies 100%. Rachel Getting Married is just simply amazing.
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Post by: Tooker on November 18, 2009, 10:50:04 PM
I've been watching the original V on DVD lately.  Made it through the original miniseries and the second miniseries, and a few episodes of the actual series.  The series... isn't so good.

Also watched Stephen King's Silver Bullet.  It was terrible, but I don't care. :)
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Post by: Lard on November 22, 2009, 11:30:21 PM
Terminator Salvation - it was okay.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on November 23, 2009, 12:22:22 AM
I watched Funny People which was quite good but not so funny as well as Angels and Demon's which bored me near to death.
I also finally got around to pickiing up Waiting. Friends have recommended it to me for the last few years. It was my kind of movie.
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Post by: CastNuri on November 24, 2009, 01:35:00 PM
The Dark Knight was on telly over the weekend so I watched it with a couple of my siblings. Loved it just as much as I did the first time.

Unsurprisingly, it was followed by a hearty conversation about Batman villains. :P

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Post by: Blace on November 26, 2009, 11:26:46 PM
Ninja Assassin. Good entertainment.
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Post by: CastNuri on November 27, 2009, 09:33:54 PM
Saw 2012 with my Dad today. Nowhere near as bad as I thought it was going to be. Twas mildly entertaining and the special effects pretty much blew me away.

Also saw 25th Hour 'cause it was on television. My friend recommended this movie to me so I decided to see the whole thing although the first 10 minutes didn't 'pull' me in. I loved it.
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Post by: Aeolus on November 27, 2009, 09:59:53 PM
Watched most of Planet 51 in the theater before walking out in utter disgust, $7 be damned (it was a matinee).

The lesson here is to never watch anything animated in the three dee unless Pixar is involved.

Also to pay more attention to the movie listings in hopes of seeing something more watchable like Where the Wild Things Are.
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Post by: Hidoshi on November 28, 2009, 04:08:17 AM
Saw Ninja Assassin two days ago. My God, the movie is such a piece of shit, but it's awesome. It's everything a wet dream about ninjas should be. I'm also surprised that the causality in the plot holds up pretty well, considering most movies like it don't have any consistency.

In reality, it's an 80's Schwarzenegger flick with asians and ninjas thrown in. In fact, one might say this is really just Commando with asians and ninjas thrown in. It's... it's great.
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Post by: Lard on November 28, 2009, 12:18:56 PM
GI Joe.

As terrible as I expected.
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Post by: Lard on November 28, 2009, 03:36:17 PM
Inglorious Basterds.

Good movie, weak ending.
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Post by: Blace on November 28, 2009, 05:19:40 PM
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It was 3 in the morning and I was somewhat falling asleep towards the end. I don't really know what to think. Nice visuals and performances, but the story didn't do much for me and the scenes with Kirsten Dunst and Mark Ruffalo seemed pointless.
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Post by: Azrael on November 28, 2009, 05:59:55 PM
Also saw 25th Hour 'cause it was on television. My friend recommended this movie to me so I decided to see the whole thing although the first 10 minutes didn't 'pull' me in. I loved it.


Yeah!  I love 25th Hour as well...for me it is Spike Lee's best movie though I haven't yet seen what is considered his masterpiece. 

Anyway I saw Fantastic Mr. Fox last night and it was better than I expected.  Absolutely amazing movie, I loved every bit of it.
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Post by: CastNuri on November 29, 2009, 12:18:23 PM
Edward Norton is the king of monologues. :P

Saw Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Hollow last night. It was good.

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Post by: GrimReality on November 30, 2009, 09:05:03 AM
Star Trek - This was pretty entertaining, but it felt more like a a bunch of action scenes with a small bit of story, rather than a good story supported by some action scenes. The movie looked fantastic, with some really great sfx. I thought Chris Pine did a great job with Kirk. I did not much like the Leonard Nimoy parts, as it felt interjected just to make the fanboys happy.
The sequel has the potential to be awesome if they pick the right villain(s) and pass on the homages to the past.
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Post by: Dincrest on November 30, 2009, 09:39:43 AM
Over the weekend, I saw "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" and "Snoopy, Come Home!"  Any Charlie Brown movie is awesome.  My favorite Charlie Brown movie is still "Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown" though.
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Post by: Ithunn on December 01, 2009, 12:35:06 AM
Mmmm.. I'm a movie whore and Netflix is my cocaine. I've seen a shitload of new movies between this two month subscription I have rolling over. Most notable ones would be Chocolate, Death Trance. . . Sympathy for Mr. Vengance (and Oldboy), There Will be Blood (just for characters, not for story). . . . Fuuudge, too many to mention. Saw Ninja Assassin in theatres and I loved staring at Rain's newly plump and firm behind. Woooooh. A Godzilla buff finally made me break down and watch a Godzilla movie, so I watched Godzilla Tokyo S.O.S with a Mechagodzilla vs. Godzilla roundup fight prior to Mothra. It's okay stuff - I actually thought it was going to be more slapstick (what?). Mall Cop was a piece of shit. A Guide to Recognizing your Saints was pretty spiffy. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist was cute. Tokyo Gore Police was ridiculous. I. . . I have way too many asian films in this list. Watched some French movies (!!), and uuuuuuh... Forrest Gump my fifteenth time. I can remember all these movies because I've seen them quite recently.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on December 01, 2009, 07:20:06 AM
Kalifornia.  I haven't seen this one in years. Still a great movie with great performances all around.  Julliet Lewis was especially good.
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Post by: Hathen on December 02, 2009, 02:14:37 AM
I watched Gattaca.

Just...wow.
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Post by: Blace on December 02, 2009, 03:23:35 PM
I watched Gattaca.

Just...wow.

Yeah, definitely good stuff.

I watched Angels & Demons. It's ridiculously preposterous... and ridiculously entertaining.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on December 03, 2009, 01:42:25 PM
I bought and watched True Romance the other day. I haven't seen it in a whle but it's still one of my favorites. I also picked up Creep Show and Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. Both for $5. Sweet.
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Post by: Seultoria on December 04, 2009, 11:36:26 PM
Star Trek. Awesome stuff, yo.

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Glad to read that Ninja Assassin sets out what it intends to do: entertain. I originally was only going to watch it to support my fellow Korean Rain.
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Post by: Hathen on December 05, 2009, 08:34:45 PM
Yeah, definitely good stuff.

I was curious so I went to check out what else this guy wrote...and he also wrote The Truman Show. Makes sense. I loved that movie as well so maybe I should go check out what else the man has done.
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Post by: Blace on December 07, 2009, 02:12:00 AM
Bruno -

For me, Bruno was only sporadically funny, relying too heavily on the shock value of his antics. It was too hard to tell whether what was happening was real or fake and it took away from some of the hilarity of the situations. It doesn't help that I think he goes too far at times. A little subtlety can go a long way. I was never bored while watching it and the brisk running time is a bonus, but I will never ever watch this movie again.
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Post by: ShadowLaguna on December 09, 2009, 05:38:22 AM
Zombieland. It had a stupid plot, but I can accept that with these sorts of films. I enjoyed the humour, and the soundtrack. Definitely worth watching, in my opinion.
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Post by: Blace on December 10, 2009, 02:27:21 PM
My Sister's Keeper -

My Sister's Keeper glosses its subject until it glistens. No matter what is happening, it has to look beautiful and harmonious. It's just too much. I was never that emotionally involved with the characters & story because the director (Cassavetes) is constantly trying to pull at your heart strings and it gets annoying. There are a few touching scenes, like the romance between Kate and Taylor, but there's also too much of the tear-jerking kind. The movie needed a softer approach despite some decent performances. It also doesn't go deep enough into the moral and ethical questions that it raises because of the ending.

Edward Scissorhands -

A hugely entertaining and original fantasy tale from Tim Burton. It's funny, heartfelt, and gets progressively darker. Johnny Depp is appropriately creepy and utterly charming as Edward while the supporting cast does a great job. The visuals are colorful (especially the suburbia they live in) and Stan Winston's effects are well done. My only quibble is that the romance is rushed a little, but I still found it believable. This is one of my favorites from the 90's.
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Post by: Tooker on December 11, 2009, 01:50:45 AM
Watched The Adventures of Baron Munchausen again tonight - hadn't seen it in a while.  Love it.  It reminds me, though, that I still haven't seen Brazil...
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Post by: Lard on December 13, 2009, 10:03:37 PM
Surrogates - which was okay but predictable.

Public Enemies - which was disjointed and kind of disappointing.
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Post by: CastNuri on December 14, 2009, 02:45:05 PM
Saw "The Others" over the weekend. I liked it. A little slow at parts but it kept me guessing. :-)

Also saw more of Suchet's Poirot episodes (Murder in Mesopotamia, Death on the Nile).
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Post by: Hathen on December 14, 2009, 05:26:34 PM
Terminator Salvation.

You know, I didn't hate T3, but I was disappointed by it because it felt like they were playing it too safe. With this movie I can see why they did that because apparently the instant they stray from it it becomes a complete disaster.

Kind of a shame because its one of the few films made in recent years where the action is shot really cleanly, rather than the tourette's syndrome camera and HAY MOAR LENS FLARE stuff. One part of the script in particular stands out to me, and its the part where
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You have Conner coming into the scene with Marcus and having the first thing he says being "I know what you are" and then the last line he gives being "What are you". Did anybody even proofread this damn thing?
And I know I'm in the minority here, but I'm not a fan of Christian Bale's acting style. I'm a bit baffled how people can praise Bale for doing the same thing that they find insufferable in Keanu Reeves. Eh, not too big a deal to me anyway, actors rarely make or break a film for me.

Feng Sheng.

It was okay.

The Founding of a Republic.

Ugh, I don't think I've been so sickened by a film in a long time. I'm disappointed in all the big-name HK stars that willingly led their talents to this project. It's true that Mao Zedong wasn't all bad like many people in the States seems to think, but this film just takes it way too far. Apparently the film feels the need to only highlight how evil and sinister Chiang Kai-shek is when in fact almost every damn politician in history do much of the same things.

That aside, it's just a plain confusing movie because of how it completely relies on very specific knowledge of that particular era of history. The narrative is all over the place and there's no real focus in the story.
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Post by: Blace on December 14, 2009, 06:10:59 PM
And I know I'm in the minority here, but I'm not a fan of Christian Bale's acting style. I'm a bit baffled how people can praise Bale for doing the same thing that they find insufferable in Keanu Reeves. Eh, not too big a deal to me anyway, actors rarely make or break a film for me.

Go watch American Psycho or Rescue Dawn. The man can act and is miles better than Keanu Reeves.
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Post by: jphussey on December 14, 2009, 06:34:11 PM
Blace I have the perfect DVD picked out for you...but I may wait to see it come out on Blu Ray before I buy it for you.

Let me do some research on when it will come to BLU,

JP
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Post by: Blace on December 14, 2009, 07:01:29 PM
Blace I have the perfect DVD picked out for you...but I may wait to see it come out on Blu Ray before I buy it for you.

Let me do some research on when it will come to BLU,

JP

Sounds good!
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Post by: Hathen on December 14, 2009, 09:20:25 PM
Go watch American Psycho or Rescue Dawn. The man can act and is miles better than Keanu Reeves.

Will do. I did like him in The Prestige, even though I wasn't a big fan of the movie itself. I think the problem is that he's just been typecast into that whole stoic Bruce Wayne deal.
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Post by: Azrael on December 14, 2009, 10:00:16 PM
You must also watch The Machinist, which is tied alongside American Psycho for me as Bale's best acting role.  He put himself through hell to make his role in The Machinist authentic.

I watched Body of Lies yesterday...not as good as I hoped it would be.  I enjoyed the acting by everyone, it was definitely on point, but the story was so disjointed, and then it felt like they were pounding their message in way too hard that it just didn't sit well for me.  Plus I have some problems with the whole Westerner comes to save the east thing...
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Post by: Blace on December 15, 2009, 12:15:32 AM
You must also watch The Machinist, which is tied alongside American Psycho for me as Bale's best acting role.  He put himself through hell to make his role in The Machinist authentic.


He IS very good in that movie too, but I didn't like it. That's why I said the other two. Especially Rescue Dawn.
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Post by: Degolas on December 16, 2009, 04:17:35 PM
I'd say The Machinist's worth seeing. Not necessarily because it's a great film, but it's certainly an interesting one.
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Post by: Blace on December 16, 2009, 11:05:10 PM
The Hangover, and it gets a big fat MEH.
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Post by: Dincrest on December 17, 2009, 04:00:45 PM
A Charlie Brown Christmas is still my favorite Christmas movie, and they've been showing it on TV recently.  Although I am looking forward to the 24 hours of A Christmas Story, which is my 2nd favorite Christmas movie. 
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Post by: Tooker on December 17, 2009, 06:18:25 PM
We've watched all of Firefly over the course of the last week or so, and will watch Serenity this weekend.  I'd seen them all once before, but my wife never had.  She's not much of a Joss Whedon fan, so she didn't think she'd like it, but I knew once she "met" Kaylee, she'd be hooked, as they have a lot in common.

We also watched the first episode of Sigmund & The Sea Monsters, an old Sid & Marty Krofft show we'd never seen before.  I have 3 things to say about that show:
1) What's up with the title?  Sigmund is a sea monster.
2) Dang, those kids are ugly.
3) Those Krofft boys must have done truckloads of drugs.  I've seen at least three of their series now, and Land of the Lost is by far the least trippy.

And finally, we watched the first episode of a Twilight Zone-like show from the UK called Tales of the Unexpected.  The first season and a half were based on Roald Dahl stories, and the first one was pretty intense.  It was about an old dude who bets a young sailor that he can't light his Zippo 10 times in a row without fail.  If the sailor does it, he gets the old man's new Jaguar (car, of course), and if he can't, the old man gets to cut off his left pinkie finger.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on December 18, 2009, 01:20:06 AM
I just watched Carriers starring Chris Pine, who is Kirk in the Star Trek movie. It was okay but more of a morality play. Don't go in expecting zombies..
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Post by: Blace on December 18, 2009, 02:23:33 PM
I went and saw Avatar in 3-D at midnight. Gorgeous movie, but that is really the only remarkable thing about it. The script is mediocre and the story falls flat despite some rousing action and set pieces. I came out a little disappointed, but I still think it is worth seeing in a theater for the "experience".
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on December 19, 2009, 12:10:13 PM
I was rummaging through a 2/$20 bin recently and grabbed copies of Unforgiven and Fubar. Both great.
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Post by: CastNuri on December 21, 2009, 08:57:10 AM
Saw "Orphan" recently. Not a bad movie. Some cheap scares and silly moments but the ending was quite creepy.
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Post by: Tooker on December 21, 2009, 11:41:23 AM
Watched Labyrinth last night with my wife, her brother, and his 7-year-old kid.  When we said "let's watch this," my brother in law said "Labyrinth?  Is that really a kids' movie?"  We were like "yeah, of course it is!"  And he said "isn't this the one with the eyeball hand guy?"

Turns out he was thinking of Pan's Labyrinth.  Big difference. :D
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Post by: Daggerstrike on December 21, 2009, 09:44:48 PM
Went to see The Blind Side. Good stuff.
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Post by: Kyle on December 21, 2009, 11:57:55 PM
Tooker,

See Brazil. Now. :)
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Post by: Dincrest on December 22, 2009, 11:41:25 AM
Watched Labyrinth last night with my wife, her brother, and his 7-year-old kid.  When we said "let's watch this," my brother in law said "Labyrinth?  Is that really a kids' movie?"  We were like "yeah, of course it is!"  And he said "isn't this the one with the eyeball hand guy?"

Turns out he was thinking of Pan's Labyrinth.  Big difference. :D

Yeah, Labyrinth just has David Bowie wearing pants that are way too tight. 
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Post by: Tooker on December 22, 2009, 12:15:34 PM
[Yeah, Labyrinth just has David Bowie wearing pants that are way too tight. 

Pants, magic pants. ;)

See Brazil. Now. :)

Oh, I forgot to say I bought that and watched it!  I got the two Criterion Collection DVDs: "The Final Cut," which is apparently the Gilliam-approved version, and the "Love Conquers All" version, which is apparently the one that's been shown on TV.  Have only watched the Gilliam version so far.

I've seen Time Bandits a number of times, but on VHS.  Keeping my eye out for a copy of it on DVD, but haven't come across one, and don't care to look online yet.
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Post by: Blace on December 23, 2009, 04:55:23 AM
The Abyss -

The Abyss is one beautiful mess. It can at times become incoherent and frenetic, but other times gorgeous and poetic. It tries meshing many genres and doesn't succeed at all of them, but the love story and sci-fi elements were the strongest in my opinion. I thought it was a touching love story because of the performances of the leads. The sci-fi elements and especially some of the set pieces & special effects were jaw dropping and hold up incredibly well today. This movie revolutionized special effects and it is easy to see why. Michael Biehn gives a pitiful performance and some of the dialogue is laughable, but they don't totally derail the film. The movie drags a little in the middle and isn't without problems, but I find it worth a viewing for the last 45 minutes alone, which I thought were simply superb and sometimes awe-inspiring.
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Post by: Daggerstrike on December 23, 2009, 09:11:36 AM
Watched the new Family Guy special. It was funny.
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Post by: D-Rider on December 23, 2009, 01:16:09 PM
I picked up an old-school horror film anthology the other day.  Fifteen films for five bucks; you can't beat that. :P

I've only now had the time to sit down and watch the films,though.  I just finished "Count Dracula and His Vampire Brides", one of the old Hammer Dracula films with Christopher Lee in the title role.  I liked it. :P
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on December 23, 2009, 03:15:00 PM
I finally got around to watching Advent Children Complete this morning. The extra 20 some minutes of dialouge help flesh out the *story* a bit so I actually enjoyed it more this time around. The blu-ray visuals were quite nice as well:)
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Post by: Lard on December 24, 2009, 02:25:25 AM
Oh, I forgot to say I bought that and watched it!  I got the two Criterion Collection DVDs: "The Final Cut," which is apparently the Gilliam-approved version, and the "Love Conquers All" version, which is apparently the one that's been shown on TV.  Have only watched the Gilliam version so far.

Isn't there a Blu-Ray edition with a couple of different versions on it?
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Post by: Tooker on December 24, 2009, 11:08:34 PM
Oh, I forgot to say I bought that and watched it!  I got the two Criterion Collection DVDs: "The Final Cut," which is apparently the Gilliam-approved version, and the "Love Conquers All" version, which is apparently the one that's been shown on TV.  Have only watched the Gilliam version so far.

Isn't there a Blu-Ray edition with a couple of different versions on it?

It's possible, but I didn't look for it after finding it really cheap on DVD.  I wasn't sure how I'd feel about the movie, and the PS3 does a good enough job of upscaling things for movies I'm unsure of.


I saw The Princess and the Frog today, and it was pretty good!  Not the greatest movie I've ever seen, but not bad either.
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Post by: Hathen on December 26, 2009, 03:13:38 AM
Spotted a couple movies while I was on an airplane ride, so I had no excuse to not get off my lazy ass and finally watch them:

In short,
Public Enemies: Good, but not great.
District 9: Great but not amazing.
Wanted something light-hearted, so I watched
Elf: Amazing, but not OH GOD I CAN'T GO ON IT WAS SHIT

I admit I'm not a Will Ferrell fan at all. Or at least, I'm not a fan of the comedies he does. The only one I've really enjoyed thus far was Stranger Than Fiction. I guess I generally can't stand "lovable idiot" archetypes because I'm always under the feeling that the director and/or writer is trying to make you feel sorry or relate to them, when in fact they deserve pretty much everything they get because all they do is trouble the people around them.

With District 9, I think my favorite thing about it was that it wasn't very manipulative in many aspects. Wikus was a pretty selfish person throughout, and ended up making a lot of things worse. At the same time, it was hard to blame him because the way he was flawed felt very human to me. He wasn't so much a "bad person" as he was just narrow-minded. I'm a bit disappointed with how it became a typical action movie about the last third or so, but I'm under the impression they thought they had to do that because of how many just-talking films have tanked in the past.
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Post by: Dincrest on December 26, 2009, 10:06:33 AM
I watched A Christmas Story a few times during the day yesterday.  <3 that movie.
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Post by: Blace on December 27, 2009, 01:24:38 AM
Sherlock Holmes -

An intermittently entertaining film with a nonsense plot and lackluster villain. Mark Strong is a great actor and can play a good villain type role (see Body of Lies), but his character is generic and boring so it isn't really his fault. Blackwood isn't menacing whatsoever and the lack of a good villain in a movie like this is almost disaster from the start. Downey and Law are pretty good and have some funny interplay between the characters, but there's little character development. McAdams has almost nothing to do in the film other than look pretty and keep up with the boys, which is disappointing because I was hoping for more being a fan of hers. The action sequences are nice and the special effects are pretty good, but the further I got into this film the less I liked it because it got dumber and more nonsensical. It reminded me of Angels & Demons from earlier this year in terms of story (that movie was far more entertaining for my money). There's very little closure at the end too because it leads into a sequel, so be prepared for that. I didn't dislike the film, but only find it worth a rental.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on December 27, 2009, 02:08:21 AM
I just watched A Perfect Getaway. I liked it:)
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Dincrest on December 27, 2009, 08:00:56 AM
They were showing The NeverEnding Story on TV yesterday and I was reminded again why this was not only one of my all time favorite fantasy movies as a child.  Still a great flick, though the book's better.  And if I'm not mistaken, the actress who played childlike empress and the actor who played Atreyu pretty much bowed out of the Hollywood game after that.  Smart kids. 
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: CastNuri on December 27, 2009, 03:02:57 PM
Saw Burton's "Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street" on Christmas day. I love the songs in this musical. "Epiphany" is one of my favourites!
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on December 27, 2009, 03:21:49 PM
Saw Burton's "Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street" on Christmas day. I love the songs in this musical. "Epiphany" is one of my favourites!


One of my all-time favorite movies :)
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Post by: Parn on December 27, 2009, 04:30:22 PM
Believe it or not, I've never seen the Harry Potter movies until very recently.  Been going through all of them on Blu-Ray.  Five down, one to go.  Started off really slow, but they get better with each one as they get more and more dark.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on December 27, 2009, 04:39:29 PM
Believe it or not, I've never seen the Harry Potter movies until very recently.  Been going through all of them on Blu-Ray.  Five down, one to go.  Started off really slow, but they get better with each one as they get more and more dark.

Yep. They got darker and more mature as they went along. HBP is my fav followed by OotP.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on December 27, 2009, 04:45:04 PM
^I dunno....Half-Blood Prince left a LOT of shit out that was in the novel. It kinda irked me a bit.  The other movies left a bit out but HBP omitted too much. Of course, the average non-fan would never notice but I've read all the books multiple times so I noticed it immediately. Not a huge deal or anything...just thought I'd mention it.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on December 27, 2009, 07:07:49 PM
Leaving stuff out does not matter whatsoever and anyone that mentions it as an negative against the film gets a turn of the shoulder from me. And yes, I have read all of the novels.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: GrimReality on December 27, 2009, 07:15:51 PM
Saw Burton's "Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street" on Christmas day. I love the songs in this musical. "Epiphany" is one of my favourites!


One of my all-time favorite movies :)
Awesome movie. Bought it for the wife for Christmas.

The HP movies DO improve with each outing. Except for HBP. I agree with Esper on that one. It's not that they left things out. It's WHAT they left out that was the problem.  I'll have to see it again to get a final judgment, but right now I would rank it behind prisoner and Phoenix. Maybe even Goblet.

Finally going to see Avatar tomorrow. I'm surprised at the lack of a thread or conversation on this.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on December 27, 2009, 07:17:42 PM
Saw Burton's "Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street" on Christmas day. I love the songs in this musical. "Epiphany" is one of my favourites!


One of my all-time favorite movies :)
Awesome movie. Bought it for the wife for Christmas.

The HP movies DO improve with each outing. Except for HBP. I agree with Esper on that one. It's not that they left things out. It's WHAT they left out that was the problem.  I'll have to see it again to get a final judgment, but right now I would rank it behind prisoner and Phoenix. Maybe even Goblet.

Finally going to see Avatar tomorrow. I'm surprised at the lack of a thread or conversation on this.


The final word on HBP won't be until the last 2 Deathly Hallows movies come out because I guarantee they add in everything that was missing from HBP and people will look back at that film with a different lens.
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Post by: Parn on December 27, 2009, 09:39:16 PM
Just finished HBP.  As a stand-alone movie it's a step back from the previous one, but it's bridging for the next title much like The Two Towers did for Lord of the Rings.

Better late than never I suppose.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Alexander on December 27, 2009, 10:11:04 PM
Saw Avatar in 3D.  I'm not sure it can be debated how lovely this film is visually.  Some people have described this movie as a modern Star Wars (as it's such a leap from what we've seen so far in film technology) but the parallels really only meet up there.  While both films have something of a very unoriginal plot, Star Wars' source was not an active part of pop culture so it didn't feel unoriginal.  Avatar draws from modern day "green" films (Pocahontas, Dances With Wolves, etc.) with the all too common "white man/American Iraqi occupation is ignorant, natives are just misunderstood and victimized because of the resources they sit above" message that has just been done to death today.  I'm simply quite tired of this story.

Yet that is not Avatar's main flaw.  I remember in the first few seconds watching the spinning sleeper ship and being in awe of its visceral brilliance, yet Sam Worthington's monologue came creeping in and I felt a pinch of what was come.  This movie's dialogue needs some serious work.  It feels almost naively written, as the lines come out flat and uninspired.  While there are a few moments of character interaction that seem lock into place perfectly, the majority of it could have really used another draft of the script. Sadly, it seems to undercut the movie's gorgeous visuals because a lot of the actual storytelling was sacrificed to further it's technical prowess.

However, I do recommend this movie.  Even though it's kind of soulless, you guys simply owe it to yourselves to go see this on the big screen with those dorky 3D glasses.  And tell me what you all think.  I want to like this movie, perhaps I missed something really fresh or interesting in it.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on December 27, 2009, 10:21:57 PM
Saw Avatar in 3D.  I'm not sure it can be debated how lovely this film is visually.  Some people have described this movie as a modern Star Wars (as it's such a leap from what we've seen so far in film technology) but the parallels really only meet up there.  While both films have something of a very unoriginal plot, Star Wars' source was not an active part of pop culture so it didn't feel unoriginal.  Avatar draws from modern day "green" films (Pocahontas, Dances With Wolves, etc.) with the all too common "white man/American Iraqi occupation is ignorant, natives are just misunderstood and victimized because of the resources they sit above" message that has just been done to death today.  I'm simply quite tired of this story.

Yet that is not Avatar's main flaw.  I remember in the first few seconds watching the spinning cryogenics ship and being in awe of its visceral perfection.  Yet Sam Worthington's monologue came creeping in and I felt a pinch of what was come.  This movie's dialogue needs some serious work.  It feels almost naively written, as the lines come out flat and uninspired.  While there are a few moments of character interaction that seem lock into place perfectly, the majority of it could have really used another draft of the script. Sadly, it seems to undercut the movie's gorgeous visuals because a lot of the actual storytelling was sacrificed to further it's technical prowess.

However, I do recommend this movie.  Even though it's kind of soulless, you guys simply owe it to yourselves to go see this on the big screen with those dorky 3D glasses.  And tell me what you all think.  I want to like this movie, perhaps I missed something really fresh or interesting in it.

Agree with you 100% on everything. Mediocre script, great visual effects, and worth seeing in a theater. It is not a masterpiece though and the people who say it is don't make much sense to me.
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Post by: Hathen on December 27, 2009, 10:30:54 PM
I haven't seen Avatar yet, but I'm very interested in seeing it. As far as scripts go though...James Cameron always had a very "plain" style of writing IMO, for lack of a better word. I don't think a lot of people are going to walk into this expecting amazing writing. How does this compare to other James Cameron films?
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on December 27, 2009, 11:45:22 PM
How does this compare to other James Cameron films?

Better than The Abyss and True Lies, worse than both Terminator films, Aliens, and Titanic. This is just my opinion though.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on December 28, 2009, 01:43:53 AM
I just watched Paranormal Activity. I thought it was pretty freaky but I can see why people are split over it. It's not for everyone.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Aeolus on December 28, 2009, 01:48:32 AM
I haven't seen Avatar yet, but I'm very interested in seeing it. As far as scripts go though...James Cameron always had a very "plain" style of writing IMO, for lack of a better word. I don't think a lot of people are going to walk into this expecting amazing writing. How does this compare to other James Cameron films?

At least if his sequels are anything to go by Avatars 2: Judgment Grey should be epic.

That or he can finally get around to making that Battle Angel Alita movie (unless he's got more waters to test).
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Post by: GrimReality on December 28, 2009, 03:36:50 PM
Copied from my Facebook review:

Wow. Holy shit, wow. I managed to love this movie, despite all the hype. That's saying something. Visually above and beyond anything I've ever seen at the movies. The 3D was not in your face obvious like other crappy 3D movies. I would say it allowed for more immersion, bringing you into Pandora. The story has been told numerous times before, with the same cliche villains, but the way it's told here, in this setting, makes it feel different. The best character in the whole movie was Neytiri(sp?). Zoe did a great job with the voice, and the animation was amazing.
Sam Worthington seems to have a hard time suppressing his Aussie accent. He's really not all that great, so I'm not sure why they couldn't have picked someone without an accent. He must have a hell of an agent, considering all that he's showing up in.
Regardless, the movie is well worth a trip(or trips) to the theater for the visuals alone.
I'll admit to being the choir that this movie is preaching to with it's message. Take care of the earth, and she takes care of you. A few scenes genuinely got to me. You really fall in line with the navi, and want them to kick some sky people ass.
Great movie!
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on December 29, 2009, 03:31:15 AM
500 Days of Summer -

This is one of the best films based on love that I've seen in awhile. It's completely honest, open, and you feel the sting from the emotions of the characters. The acting is stellar across the board, but Joseph Gordon-Levitt was the highlight. He will no longer go under my radar. This isn't one of the fantasy movies where characters are put in ridiculous situations and fall in love at the end. It's better. It feels real. Don't miss it.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: ShadowLaguna on December 29, 2009, 06:46:18 AM
Just saw Avatar in 3D. Holy crap, I am actually very impressed. It just goes to show that keeping a good idea in your head for 15 years works very well. And well.....James Cameron is back people! Definitely has to be my movie of the year!
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Degolas on December 29, 2009, 04:11:30 PM
I haven't seen Avatar yet, but I'm very interested in seeing it. As far as scripts go though...James Cameron always had a very "plain" style of writing IMO, for lack of a better word. I don't think a lot of people are going to walk into this expecting amazing writing. How does this compare to other James Cameron films?

At least if his sequels are anything to go by Avatars 2: Judgment Grey should be epic.

That or he can finally get around to making that Battle Angel Alita movie (unless he's got more waters to test).

Apparently Battle Angel Alita is a year into development, so it looks like it's happening.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: CastNuri on December 29, 2009, 07:42:00 PM
Saw all six episodes of the BBC movie-series production of Pride & Prejudice. :P

Much prefer Jennifer Ehle to Keira Knightley's portrayal, at least appearance-wise.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on December 29, 2009, 11:17:20 PM
Saw all six episodes of the BBC movie-series production of Pride & Prejudice. :P

Much prefer Jennifer Ehle to Keira Knightley's portrayal, at least appearance-wise.


Bleh :P
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: CastNuri on December 30, 2009, 11:43:51 AM
Saw all six episodes of the BBC movie-series production of Pride & Prejudice. :P

Much prefer Jennifer Ehle to Keira Knightley's portrayal, at least appearance-wise.


Bleh :P

Bleh to the production or to Jennifer Ehle?
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on December 30, 2009, 11:53:38 AM
Saw all six episodes of the BBC movie-series production of Pride & Prejudice. :P

Much prefer Jennifer Ehle to Keira Knightley's portrayal, at least appearance-wise.


Bleh :P

Bleh to the production or to Jennifer Ehle?

Jennifer.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: CastNuri on December 30, 2009, 08:59:15 PM
Jennifer.

Really? She really does have a pair of 'fine eyes', much like the Elizabeth I imagined in the book.

Saw "Father of the Bride" today. Sweet, old-fashioned film.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Dincrest on December 31, 2009, 12:33:09 PM
Don't forget though that Blacey-poo's celebrity crushes include Keira Knightley and Emma Watson, so of course he'll favor Keira over Jennifer. 
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on December 31, 2009, 04:40:30 PM
Don't forget though that Blacey-poo's celebrity crushes include Keira Knightley and Emma Watson, so of course he'll favor Keira over Jennifer. 

You know me all too well :P

Anyway, I watched Jennifer's Body last night. It was awful.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: CastNuri on December 31, 2009, 05:39:59 PM
Don't forget though that Blacey-poo's celebrity crushes include Keira Knightley and Emma Watson, so of course he'll favor Keira over Jennifer. 

You know me all too well :P

I guess that might explain it. :P

Saw parts of "Repo! The Genetic Opera" and the whole of "Turn of the Screw" (a BBC production I think). Loved the former and a bit disappointed with the latter.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Azrael on January 01, 2010, 01:52:52 AM
I watched The French Connection.  Wow, they really don't make movies like they used to.  Personally I loved it, but I think today's audience would cringe after 10 minutes of this movie.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: CastNuri on January 02, 2010, 03:08:20 PM
Saw Sherlock Holmes last night (coincidentally, at a Baker Street cinema). Thought it was enjoyable. A fun movie but awfully predictable and it utilized a bunch of banal movie techniques that didn't impress me.

Aaaaand also saw Inglourious Basterds. I liked it. :-)
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on January 03, 2010, 10:35:14 PM
Paranormal Activity -

This is what I'm talking about. A horror movie that actually feels real and frightening. I rarely get scared by movies, but this one got to me. I watched it by myself at night and that seems to be the best way to do it if you want to scare the crap out of yourself. The acting is entirely convincing and the minimalist approach to the film-making works. This is one of the best horror movies I've seen in a very long time.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Azrael on January 04, 2010, 12:17:22 AM
I saw Avatar in Imax 3D.  Absolutely gorgeous movie, but I can't see how anyone wouldn't come away with that impression.  That said, everything else about the movie falls rather flat.  It's not to say the story is bad, it's got promise, but it falls short on some forced acting and a plot that is really rather shallow.  It's a story that has been told a million times, and unfortunately this time it wasn't done well.  And I really am tired of these movies about "savages" that end up being saved by the influence of some "civilized man."  It's a worthwhile movie for sure, but I think most people are so blinded by the beauty that they completely look past the flaws in the presentation of the plot.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on January 04, 2010, 12:30:40 AM
I saw Avatar in Imax 3D.  Absolutely gorgeous movie, but I can't see how anyone wouldn't come away with that impression.  That said, everything else about the movie falls rather flat.  It's not to say the story is bad, it's got promise, but it falls short on some forced acting and a plot that is really rather shallow.  It's a story that has been told a million times, and unfortunately this time it wasn't done well.  And I really am tired of these movies about "savages" that end up being saved by the influence of some "civilized man."  It's a worthwhile movie for sure, but I think most people are so blinded by the beauty that they don't look past the flaws in the presentation of the plot.

Agreed to the max.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Seultoria on January 04, 2010, 02:15:44 AM
Finally watched Haeundae. Uh...Ha Ji Won is hot it was an awesome movie.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on January 06, 2010, 02:22:32 PM
9 -

It's nice to see a darker and more mature animated film with stunning visuals. We need more of these to break the thought that animated films are just for children (although Pixar has been battling this for a decade now). 9 has its problems, like a thin story and a reliance on action over character development, but it is an enjoyable adventure that has great atmosphere and I liked the story despite there being very little of it. The previously mentioned action is very good. 9's visuals do seem to have a lot of Burton in them and the movie has all the kinetic energy of a Bekmambetov picture (they were both producers). Those looking for great visuals and action will get what they are looking for, while those looking for a great story should probably stick to Pixar (for now).
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Post by: Dincrest on January 06, 2010, 03:36:05 PM
I finally saw Avatar in 3D as well.  I'm pretty much with all of you that the movie is like dating a super ultra sexy hot girl with a shallow personality.
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Post by: Tooker on January 06, 2010, 03:37:17 PM
9-

...Those looking for great visuals and action will get what they are looking for, while those looking for a great story should probably stick to Pixar (for now).

That was my impression as well.  The plot wasn't the best - huge holes, and why is it that 9 is a hero in the end?  If he hadn't screwed things up, they'd all still be alive, instead of half being dead.  But it looked great, the action was cool, and I liked it overall.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: CastNuri on January 09, 2010, 03:28:48 PM
Saw Avatar in 3D last night. It was pretty; a good cinematic experience, even if lacking in originality.

I missed out on a good ten minutes of the movie when I left to use the bathroom, accidentally exiting through the fire escape (which only opens one way). Kind of creepy, being locked into a series of identical horror-movie-corridors (white/green colour combinations, empty, horrid lighting). Was lucky enough to find a fire door that was slightly ajar! :P
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Tooker on January 10, 2010, 12:13:42 AM
Next time, check runpee.com before the movie.  Or if you see a lot of movies, you might think it's worth $2 for the iPhone app. :D
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: ShadowLaguna on January 10, 2010, 04:57:04 AM
The Lovely Bones. While it isn't amazing or anything, it is still a good, sad, and bizarre film which is worth watching. That is all I really need to say.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on January 10, 2010, 10:40:50 PM
Daybreakers -

A bloody and entertaining vampire movie with an interesting story that is pretty intriguing. The ending kind of leaves you hanging and I don't know if there will be a sequel or not, but it is certainly a possibility. The acting is decent by the cast, with Dafoe seemingly having the most fun with his part of the mains. It has tons of graphic violence (it is a rated R vampire movie) and some people that I went with were turned off by that, but I loved the B movie moments. Daybreakers was a decent way to start off the year, especially in the dumping ground that January usually is.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on January 11, 2010, 12:13:44 AM
Moon.  If you like 2001 or Sunshine type movies, you'll like this one.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on January 11, 2010, 02:01:17 AM
Moon.  If you like 2001 or Sunshine type movies, you'll like this one.

Sunshine is a personal favorite so I can't wait to see Moon.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: GrimReality on January 11, 2010, 02:17:52 PM
I've been dying to see Moon. Comes out tomorrow.

Sunshine was quite good until the final act, when it suddenly becomes a movie of a different genre.

Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on January 11, 2010, 02:43:45 PM
I've been dying to see Moon. Comes out tomorrow.

Sunshine was quite good until the final act, when it suddenly becomes a movie of a different genre.



Danny Boyle did that in 28 Days Later also. Seems to be his major directing flaw, but I don't think it derailed either movie. I love them both still.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Tooker on January 11, 2010, 07:03:10 PM
Seriously, I was THIS close to thinking you guys were just screwing with us for a second.  Sunshine, Moon... 

"Ooh, I like Tree too.  Grass was OK, but a little slow to develop."

"No way - how can you like Tree, but say Grass was slow?!"
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on January 11, 2010, 07:33:03 PM
Seriously, I was THIS close to thinking you guys were just screwing with us for a second.  Sunshine, Moon... 

That's hilarious because it never dawned on me that... oh did I just do that? :P

We were talking about these, in case you were wondering

Moon - http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/10009075-moon/

Sunshine - http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/sunshine/
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: CastNuri on January 13, 2010, 08:59:23 AM
Next time, check runpee.com before the movie.  Or if you see a lot of movies, you might think it's worth $2 for the iPhone app. :D

That's an awfully nifty website. :-O

Saw "The Breakfast Club" last night. Liked it a lot.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on January 14, 2010, 12:55:05 AM
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard -

The Goods is one of those movies you unabashedly enjoy on an entertainment level, but you realize you might be losing a few brain cells along the way. The movie is crude, rude, offensive, but it is still occasionally funny in those ways. It's a guilty pleasure sort of movie, and I admit to liking it in that way, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. It's just not a recommendable movie. You know if you like these kind of movies, and if you do The Goods will satisfy. If you don't, stay far, far away as The Goods will probably make you want to vomit on the people that inspired it. I will say though, that all the actors looked like they were having a good time, and it rubs off on the viewer.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Hathen on January 16, 2010, 06:06:55 AM
Inglourious Basterds. It was fun.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on January 16, 2010, 10:00:28 AM
The Book of Eli. It has some really cool action and bleak atmosphere. It kind of goes ridiculous in the final act, but I still enjoyed it. Denzel is da man.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Tooker on January 16, 2010, 06:02:12 PM
Book of Eli really looks to me like "Fallout: The Movie." Is that at all what it's like?
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Blace on January 16, 2010, 07:25:33 PM
Book of Eli really looks to me like "Fallout: The Movie." Is that at all what it's like?

It sort of is, except for the religious stuff. One of my friends kept making references to Fallout when we were watching it.
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Esper_Crusader on January 16, 2010, 09:24:44 PM
I watched Whiteout for the sole reason that Kate Beckinsdale was in it. The movie was not very good:(
Title: Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
Post by: Hathen on January 17, 2010, 04:13:39 AM
The Surrogates: When I heard the premise, I was really excited. This was a really great idea with tons of potential...only to be used as a pretty middle-of-the-road action film. I don't really think it's bad, I'm just disappointed because with such a premise, there's a lot of potential for a great story. I guess I should've expected an action film when Bruce Willis was on the front cover though, heh.

Not to say it completely wastes the premise, there is some of that in the interaction between Tom Greer and his wife, which I thought was pretty good. Some parts of the film really struck me as ridiculous, though:

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The fact that as soon as Surrogates become popular, the people who wouldn't want to use it recede into living as religious rednecks ready to pull out a shotgun at the first robot they see is absolutely fucking ridiculous to me. It was only there to add an extra layer of annoyance to the hero, and was easily the worst aspect of the movie.

Aside from that, I wasn't too interested in the stuff with James Cromwell's character. Just felt too much like the standard "scientist tortured by his own creations" thing. Aside from that, his plan makes no sense when you really sit down and look at it.

That aside, for action film fans, all they need to know is that there's a Bruce Willis robot in here. Yes, the guy who can tap dance on the back of a fighter jet now has a robot version of himself. That just spells doom for everyone that gets in his way.


Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs: Meh. I've heard lots of people saying that 2009 is the year for animated films. Up, 9, Coraline, Princess and the Frog, Monsters VS Aliens, and...this film. I'm sure if I was a kid I would've loved it, but the jokes in here just weren't funny to me. A lot of them a really dumb sight gags and plenty of them come at the cost of the characters' dignities. Imagine the silliness of talking dogs in up happening every 10 minutes. The talking Dogs was pretty dumb, yes, but suspension of disbelief allows you to handle a certain amount of that sort of thing. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is constantly shoving dumb jokes in your face.

The animation, however, was beautiful. Very colorful and I certainly felt like eating some good food afterwards. But if you're going to see a food-centered animation, Ratatouille is miles ahead of this one.


9: Probably what everyone else has said. Style over substance. Really fun to look at but the story is simple. In some ways I suppose it's supposed to feel like a fairy tale, but you lose the right to claim that once you get the film rated PG-13 IMO. =P
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on January 17, 2010, 12:31:05 PM
Watched Gamer last night. It was a lot better than I was expecting.
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Post by: Aeolus on January 18, 2010, 02:37:06 AM
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs: Meh. I've heard lots of people saying that 2009 is the year for animated films. Up, 9, Coraline, Princess and the Frog, Monsters VS Aliens, and...this film. I'm sure if I was a kid I would've loved it, but the jokes in here just weren't funny to me. A lot of them a really dumb sight gags and plenty of them come at the cost of the characters' dignities. Imagine the silliness of talking dogs in up happening every 10 minutes. The talking Dogs was pretty dumb, yes, but suspension of disbelief allows you to handle a certain amount of that sort of thing. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is constantly shoving dumb jokes in your face.

The animation, however, was beautiful. Very colorful and I certainly felt like eating some good food afterwards. But if you're going to see a food-centered animation, Ratatouille is miles ahead of this one.

You left out Planet 51 which sounds like its right up there with that one in being a constant stream of really bad jokes, awful puns, pinball slapstick, and hamfisted sight gags.


9: Probably what everyone else has said. Style over substance. Really fun to look at but the story is simple. In some ways I suppose it's supposed to feel like a fairy tale, but you lose the right to claim that once you get the film rated PG-13 IMO. =P

You really need to read less reinterpreted versions of Grimms Fairy Tales. They're actually pretty grim.
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Post by: Dincrest on January 18, 2010, 09:47:09 AM
Re: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.  The book was better.  I tell you, 90% of the time any movie based on a book, the book is better.  One exception for me is The Whale Rider where the book and movie complement each other; the movie takes Pai's perspective and the book takes on uncle Rawiri's perspective. 
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Post by: MeshGearFox on January 18, 2010, 06:50:11 PM
I saw Avatar two weekends ago. My opinion is that it was a movie.
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Post by: Hathen on January 18, 2010, 06:54:02 PM
Just came back from seeing Avatar. I liked it. While the story was pretty simple, one thing I have to wonder is if it was reasonable to walk in there expecting a great story from something that was being marketed as a breakthrough in special effects rather than narrative. I'd say it delivered on exactly what it promised.

I don't think you have to see it in 3D. While it does enhance the experience, this film would have been an amazing visual experience nonetheless.
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Post by: Tooker on January 18, 2010, 10:08:31 PM
...I tell you, 90% of the time any movie based on a book, the book is better...

I may have said this here before, but my rule of thumb is always that if the book comes first, the book's better.  If the movie comes first, the movie's better.  There are a very few exceptions, but they're few and far between.  (One that's NOT an exception, even though it might seem to be, is The Princess Bride.  As great as the movie is, the book's even better, and the book came first.)
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Post by: MeshGearFox on January 19, 2010, 12:31:30 AM
The thing that's just annoying about Avatar, to me, is that it really could have been a lot better if they'd put just a little bit more effort into the movie and acting. Or just excised the first forty-five minutes entirely which I thought were dreadful.

Also they could've made the plants look way more alien.
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Post by: Dice on January 20, 2010, 10:06:55 PM
The thing that's just annoying about Avatar, to me, is that it really could have been a lot better if they'd put just a little bit more effort into the movie and acting. Or just excised the first forty-five minutes entirely which I thought were dreadful.

Also they could've made the plants look way more alien.

I'm more astounded how everyone is awed by the level of creativity within the film.  Granted, it is quite high, but nothing novels and video games haven't been able to capture before.  I did enjoy Smurf-Pocahontas though.
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Post by: Serene Prophet on January 20, 2010, 11:32:07 PM
I thought avatar was pretty great..but I tend not to read into things as much as you guys seem to.  I just really like the story, and it had great visuals, and nothing seemed...off to me, it all seemed to fit together well.  Hell I even teared up a couple of times.
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Post by: Blace on January 21, 2010, 01:01:33 AM
I've watched like 5-6 movies since i last posted and I'm too tired to copy/paste everything I wrote about them, but I wanted to say that among those was Final Destination 1 & 2 and they were garbage. Some of the worst movies I've ever seen.
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Post by: Hathen on January 21, 2010, 06:04:35 AM
Re: Avatar creativity. I think it also has to do with the fact that the animals tried to make some sense biologically, like all of the animals that correspond to mammals on Earth having 6 legs (Except for the Na'vi, which to my understanding was only changed because they wanted them to be completely humanoid to be more relatable).

And Final Destination...it's been years since I saw those 2, but I do remember dropping the series after the second one. The first one seemed like a pretty standard horror movie to me. If you label those as some of the worst movies you've seen I'm guessing you haven't seen the later entries of the Jason, Freddie or Halloween series. =P
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on January 21, 2010, 06:38:56 AM
The Zombie Diaries.  I liked the concept more than the actual movie itself.  The two biggest problems I had with it were the atrocious acting and the ending was very anti-climactic.
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Post by: Blace on January 21, 2010, 10:43:19 AM
And Final Destination...it's been years since I saw those 2, but I do remember dropping the series after the second one. The first one seemed like a pretty standard horror movie to me. If you label those as some of the worst movies you've seen I'm guessing you haven't seen the later entries of the Jason, Freddie or Halloween series. =P

No, I've seen some of those too. They are awful as well, but they at least knew what they wanted to be. Final Destination doesn't, and it ruins an interesting premise along the way so it makes the awfulness stick out more, in my opinion.
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Post by: Azrael on January 25, 2010, 11:57:18 PM
Do The Right Thing!

Critics call it Spike Lee's best movie.  I wholeheartedly agree.  Absolutely brilliant movie.

Sleep Dealers

Very interesting Mexican Sci-Fi movie with some real good social critiques on a world moving towards connectivity...as well as of course Mexican-US relations and globalization.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Post by: Tooker on January 26, 2010, 01:14:53 AM
Spent a fair amount of time last weekend re-watching the Planet of the Apes series.  Can't remember right now if I got through 3 or 4.  Still got the TV series to go when I'm done, though. :D

(Have I mentioned that I have terrible taste?  At least I don't like the remake!)
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Post by: Lard on January 28, 2010, 07:08:13 PM
Mean Girls - for my Gender and Language class.
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Post by: Seultoria on January 28, 2010, 08:41:04 PM
I feel bad for you Lard.

Last movie I watched was The Girl That Leapt Through Time, which is an anime movie.

Last movie movie I saw part of was G.I. Joe. Lee Byung Hun is ripped for a guy his age (late 30s.)
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Post by: Blace on January 28, 2010, 08:46:41 PM
I feel bad for you Lard.

Why? Mean Girls is not your stereotypical teen movie. It's actually pretty decent.
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Post by: Lard on January 28, 2010, 11:52:49 PM
It actually wasn't that bad, and parts of it were funny.
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Post by: Azrael on January 29, 2010, 12:04:20 AM
I thought it was pretty bad and stereotypical.  It certainly didn't remind me at all of what any school I went to was like.  The best part for me, only because I didn't think it would actually happen and it caught me so off guard was...

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when that girl got slammed by the school bus
It was an otherwise predictable teenage identity crisis movie.
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Post by: CastNuri on January 29, 2010, 06:28:48 PM
I liked Mean Girls. It wasn't unpredictable or very original but it was well-made and very entertaining to watch.

Saw "Edge of Darkness" today. It sucked. Don't watch it.
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Post by: Tooker on January 29, 2010, 06:47:20 PM
Finished off the Planet of the Apes series.  Planning to buy Zombieland next week when it comes out.
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Post by: Blace on January 29, 2010, 11:02:00 PM
I liked Mean Girls.


I did too. I thought it was smarter and more thoughtful than a dozen of its like minded movies.

Anway, I've watched a few this week. Halloween 2 (1981) sucked, Halloween 3 (1982) was better than I expected but not particularly good, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs sucked, and Gamer sucked. It's been a bad week for me in terms of movies...
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on January 30, 2010, 11:04:14 AM
Watched Zombieland on Blu-Ray last night. That now makes 7 times i've watched this. The special features were alright too.
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Post by: Tooker on January 31, 2010, 04:09:52 PM
I thought that didn't come out until next week...
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Post by: Blace on January 31, 2010, 04:51:58 PM
I thought that didn't come out until next week...

Comes out Tuesday.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on January 31, 2010, 10:08:34 PM
^Yes. I work part time at a video store so I can get early access.
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Post by: Lard on February 01, 2010, 01:46:22 PM
Day Walkers and it was really, really good.
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Post by: TurnBasedDude on February 03, 2010, 01:05:42 AM
Saw Avatar in 3D. Liked it more than I expect I would, and certainly lived up to the "zomg pretty visuals!" hype. Plot and characters felt dry though and did not care much for them, but it works, given the scenario and all.
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Post by: Dice on February 03, 2010, 06:27:17 PM
I feel bad for you Lard.

Why? Mean Girls is not your stereotypical teen movie. It's actually pretty decent.

I loved it.

Anyways.  I've seen a whole bunch.  Included a small synopsis for those maybe interested.

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - adults will love those just as much as kids.  The movie also depicts heaven (oversized food).  I think the ads speak for it.  Go see it, guaranteed love.

Brothers Bloom - cool movie, very slick, very stylish and very witty.  Two con men are pulled into an elaborate story about a girl and her millions of dollars.  Didn't quite expect the ending.  Bam Bam (asian explosive extraordinaire) is amazing.

Fantastic Mr. Fox - I love all Wes Anderson movies and this is no exception.  Some of the quick wit really needs to be listened out for, and its definitely a comedy that'll probably go over some people's radar (like all Wes comedies).  Essentially its about a Fox who's family and friends get into some shenanigans with three cruel and mean farmers they steal from.

Mirrormask - here's a quiet release.  If you're familiar with Neil Gaimen's Coraline, then this story follows a similar suit.  Helena has problems in the real world, is whisked to a magical one, and it all becomes a dream-metaphor for her problems in the real world.  Typical Gaimen, dated CGI, but creative and fantastic world.

Billy Madison - A lot of us know this one.  I'm not going into a synopsis.  I remember this movie being funnier; quite frankly I think the scene where the judge tells him how stupid Adam Sandler's answer was for that question sums up this movie haha.  Fun to go back to though....O'DOYLE RULES!!!!

Princess and the Frog - A cute Disney movie that retells the story of the P & the F in New Orleans during a jazzy 1912.  Lotsa fun, but I don't chalk it up to more than that.  I know my College's Animation students were psyched for this released since this was definitely better than the 3D stuff Disney spits out.

Meet Joe Black - Rewatch.  Anthony Hopkins' character is dying and gets to chill with Death before time runs out.  Meanwhile, Death stirs some shit.  I like this movie.  Some good quotes, and its generally a pleasurable watch (nothing too-too bad happens to make you grind your teeth and bite the nails off).  Kinda sappy, and I can see why critics are kinda iffy on it.  But worth a watch nonetheless.

Snatch - love it.  I realized its one of few movies I can never get sick of...so I put it on my phone.  Only one other movie has been put on my phone and thats Forgetting Sarah Marshall... nothing quite like a movie you can put on at any point of it and enjoy.  For those who don't know; WATCH IT, probably one of the better heist movies out there.

Scent of a Woman - anyone else underwhelmed by this?  I feel like it delivered exactly what I expected.  A good movie, but I just didn't feel much else.  I thought the story was somewhat bland too; even if thats not what the writer's were going for, I would have at least wanted to see stronger characters. 
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Post by: Azrael on February 04, 2010, 08:32:15 PM

Fantastic Mr. Fox - I love all Wes Anderson movies and this is no exception.  Some of the quick wit really needs to be listened out for, and its definitely a comedy that'll probably go over some people's radar (like all Wes comedies).  Essentially its about a Fox who's family and friends get into some shenanigans with three cruel and mean farmers they steal from.
 

It's also one of the more well known novels by Roald Dahl.  But yes, Anderson is one of my favorite filmmakers.  Well except for The Life Aquatic.  I think he kind of fell off with that movie.

I recently watched Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance.  Definitely the weakest of Park Chan-wook's movies that I have seen.  Very stylish but the substance was very lacking.  I also watched The Motorcycle Diaries, which only further solidified my own cross country/continent travel plans soon as I get my lazy ass in enough shape and potentially finish school.  Really great movie and look into the early life of Guevarra.
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Post by: Dice on February 04, 2010, 08:48:56 PM

It's also one of the more well known novels by Roald Dahl.  But yes, Anderson is one of my favorite filmmakers.  Well except for The Life Aquatic.  I think he kind of fell off with that movie.[/quote]

I didn't like it till I broke it down and realized the "theme" of the movie.
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Post by: Azrael on February 04, 2010, 08:57:02 PM
I have no doubt that it has some nice things buried underneath the surface, but I can just not sit through the entire movie without falling asleep out of boredom.  I think I'd need to watch it with a large group of people to fully get through it, but there isn't a single person I know that would want to watch it with me.  For now I'll just relish his talent with either The Royal Tenenbaums or The Darjeeling Limited as my favorite...I don't think I could pick between the two.
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Post by: Blace on February 04, 2010, 09:19:15 PM

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - adults will love those just as much as kids.  The movie also depicts heaven (oversized food).  I think the ads speak for it.  Go see it, guaranteed love.

I didn't like that movie. It was boring, unfunny, repetitive, and lacked heart or imagination. It just really goes to show how much better Pixar is than anyone else in the business.

Anyway, I've watched quite a few since last time. I got sick of posting after each movie because I felt like I was clogging it up, so I'm only going to post after I watch a few.


Virtuosity (1995) -

Despite two of the biggest stars in the business, Virtuosity never is able to maintain any entertainment out of a decent premise. Denzel Washington is slumming here, and yet he still manages to make the movie watchable. Russel Crowe's villain is a virtual reality creation of about 200 different killers (from Jack the Ripper, to Charles Manson, and finally the guy who killed Denzel Washington's characters family) who escapes into the real world. Russel Crowe is completely defeated by the role. He has multiple personalities he has to incorporate and it makes his character uneven and at times hilariously over the top. I never felt for one minute like he was menacing or terrifying. Add in a mediocre production surrounding the two stars and a plot that doesn't do much and you have wasted potential. I expected more from this movie.

Moon (2009) -

A deceptively simple movie with quite a few surprises up its sleeve. It relies completely on Sam Rockwell and he gives it his all in a wonderful performance. I don't want to give anything away because it will take away from your enjoyment of it. I will say that it is a little too slow at times and doesn't have enough drama and emotion as I would have liked given the ideas it presents, but this is thought-provoking science fiction and it uses a small budget effectively. Some people won't like this because of its slow pace that makes its 97 minute length seem longer, but if you stick it out I think you'll be rewarded with a satisfying experience you won't forget soon.

Thirst (2009) -

Thirst is a movie I admired more than I liked. It has great visuals and atmosphere, fine performances, and good cinematography, but the film is a mess when it comes to the story. It has many moments that lack coherence and the pacing is all over the place. The film is 2 hours and 13 minutes, but it felt like 4 hours. It is way too long and lacks the emotional resonance necessary to draw some one in for a long period of time. The movie is a romance first, gothic horror second. I think that was the problem I had with it. I expected something totally different than what I got. It's also incredibly gory and features lots of nudity. In other words, it's no "Let the Right One In", but it isn't without its gory and sensual pleasures.

Extract (2009) -

This is a highly enjoyable film with plenty of funny moments and a brisk running time that goes by quickly. The performances are uniformly good. Ben Affleck is very good as the stoner buddy to Jason Bateman's character, while Jason Bateman seems to be playing the same kind of character he has been playing in his last few roles. Kristen Wiig isn't her typical quirky self, restrained effectively by Mike Judge. David Koechner always turns in a great performance as the annoying neighbor. Don't be fooled by Mila Kunis' significant amount of time in the ads though, she isn't in the film much and doesn't do anything memorable with a very small part. I haven't seen any of Judge's other movies, but if this is anything to go by, I will be checking them out here real soon. Extract is one of the better comedies to come out in 2009.

Pandorum (2009) -

I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. You can basically call it "The Descent" in space because it has a bunch of similarities with that movie, but it has also plenty of satisfying science fiction to go with it. This is a sometimes thrilling and intense movie with an intriguing set-up and interesting ideas. It had a few twists and turns I wasn't expecting and kept me guessing most of the way. It explores the mental stability of someone who is stranded in space and doesn't have any help. I know I wouldn't want to be in their situation, but just watching it through this movie was a satisfying experience that I recommend to anyone with an interest in this sort of movie.
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Post by: Blace on February 09, 2010, 01:07:17 AM
Someone else post on here! lol

Saw VI (2009) -

I never thought I would be able to say that I liked another Saw installment outside of the first one, especially after witnessing the horribleness of the fourth and fifth installment. The series was getting incredibly stale and convoluted to the point that I didn't care anymore. I haven't liked the series since the third installment decided to take it into confusion, but this one is the best one I've seen outside of the original. There's still plenty of gore and torture going on, but they tackle the health system effectively and the movie is infinitely more entertaining than the last three installments of the series. The only downside to this movie is the fact that you have to watch the crappy installments for it to make sense. I never thought I would say this, but despite torturing myself to watch those out of some crazy hope that another installment would be good, I finally got the pay off I have been waiting for. The series really could end right here because the ending pretty much wraps everything up. We know it won't be, but the next installment more than likely won't matter and I'll be able to skip it without and worries. Whether I will or not is uncertain, but I will say that I enjoyed this installment enough to recommend it to those who have stuck with it this long. If you haven't, I don't know that it is worth watching the others to see if this one pays off for you or not, but take solace in knowing that it did for me.

The Invention of Lying (2009) -

The Invention of Lying left me underwhelmed and unimpressed for its entire running length, despite some funny moments here and there. It wasn't boring or bad really, it just could have been much funnier than it was given its incredible premise. What would happen if no one could tell a lie and only the truth, but you somehow manage to tell a lie when everyone has to believe it? Gervais takes some jabs at religion and a few other things in very unsubtle ways, which might bother some people. It didn't bother me much, but he could have at least done it a little better. The romantic portions of the film were surprisingly poignant for me towards the end and didn't really bother me as much as it did other people. I won't say this is a bad film, just a disappointing one. I can't quite recommend it, but if you are interested in it no harm will be done by watching it.

Smokin' Aces 2: Assassin's Ball (2010) -

A violent, over the top B movie with horrible special effects (on purpose? can't tell), constant one-liners, and a plot that struggles to keep things going. It doesn't make much sense and I didn't care to make sense of it. It uses words that I'm not familiar with and tries to explain them, but fails. I found it to be a problem. It is occasionally entertaining, but it doesn't even come close to any sort of quality. It's poorly shot (the shoot-out in the bar is horrible edited to the point that you can't tell what is going on at all) and the acting is mediocre. People who dig brainless, tasteless, and hyper-kinetic action movies will probably dig it. Others will want to stay far away or lower their expectations to incredibly low levels to get entertainment out of it (which is what I did). This movie completely deserves the direct to DVD treatment it got.

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Post by: Tooker on February 13, 2010, 01:59:36 PM
I'm still on my Planet of the Apes kick - working my way through the TV series, and have been surprised by the quality.  It's pretty good stuff!
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on February 14, 2010, 01:02:39 AM
I watched Halo: Legends tonight.  It was nothing spectacular but overall I enjoyed it. There are a couple of duds but 2 of the stories at least were really good. The artistic style of one of them was superb. Btw, yes, it's not released until Tuesday but I could take it home for a peek due to my job.
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Post by: Blace on February 14, 2010, 03:14:09 PM
Few more:

Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) -

A low rent fantasy adventure with bland casting, uninspired direction, humor that falls flat, a lack of fun, and no "magic" to speak of. I haven't read the novel, but I think this would have been an insult if I had. My friend that read the novel was disappointed. I was hoping for an exciting adventure from director Chris Columbus, who did a solid if unremarkable job on the first two Harry Potter films before they got taken to the next level by more inspiring directors. I now know that the reason the first two HP films were at least enjoyable was because of the incredible crew they had surrounding Columbus. He just doesn't do anything here in Percy Jackson that I really thought stood out. The special effects are decent and kids might enjoy it, but anyone older than 12 or so probably won't get a kick out of this kiddie adventure/Harry Potter wannabe.

The Stepfather (2009) -

A watchable and entertaining horror movie, but one lacking the scares or wit to put it into recommendable territory. The acting is all fine and there are some decent moments, but there is nothing surprising about the movie at all. It's repetitious and is directed with all of the traditional conventions in mind. No mold breaking here. The movie also has huge leaps of logic and a few plotholes. I can't say I was bored by it, but I can say that beyond that it was lacking in almost all areas.

New York, I love You (2009) -

There's a few cute moments and the movie isn't boring, but it fails to connect on any emotional level and there's too much happening. There's so many characters that none of them get the right amount of screen time to flesh out each story. You get about 5-10 minutes, then it is on to the next story. They go back to a few of them a couple of times, but my favorite ones were the ones they didn't go into more than once (go figure). I happen to be a huge fan of Love, Actually, a movie similar in a bunch of ways, but it was better acted, had an emotional core, and dedicated just enough time to get you involved with each story and their characters. I was hoping for something similar here, and New York, I Love You has a few moments that I liked, but it was a little disappointing. It also does not do a very good job of highlighting the city in which it is based, and I think that was the point of the movie.

Whiteout (2009) -

It's not even close to one of the worst movies I've ever seen, despite being one of the most trashed films since I started watching movies frequently. It's somewhat entertaining thanks to better than expected performances from Kate Beckinsale and Tom Skerritt. Beckinsale's introduction is ridiculous and didn't belong in the movie, though (shot of her getting in the shower just to raise the pulse of every guy watching). It's your standard thriller, albeit it with a unique flavor thanks to its setting. The problem is that the setting hampers the film rather than enhancing it because it can be very hard at times to figure out what is happening, especially during the fighting sequences that take place outside. It is just an average movie from almost every angle you take it.
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Post by: Dincrest on February 15, 2010, 06:48:43 PM
Since I had off for Presidents' Day, I spent it doing 2 workouts and watching 3 DVD movies.  I saw:

House of Flying Daggers- I love this film.  It's beautiful.  I love how the first hour is pretty straightforward but the second hour deftly sidesteps the usual cliches like a skilled martial artist.  I also liked that though the film was pretty laconic, the quieter scenes had poetic dialogue.  Sure there were some implausible scenes, but that's part of the fun of movies like this, and the fight scenes were all pure lyrical art.  My only sore point is that part of the ending left off with a major cliffhanger.

Hero- Definitely some good ol' wire-fu fun.  Okay, the colors and wire-fu could have been more subtle, but that scene in the beginning where
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Nameless and Snow fend off the arrows while the calligraphy students continue to write is a total winner.  Most people seem to like Hero more than House of Flying Daggers, but I loved House of Flying Daggers much more.  Hero had a more complete ending, though.

Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior- Classically styled chop socky film.  Lots of great fights, things going kablooie, a car chase (well, a tuk-tuk chase), and every woman on set being pretty (save for a couple of token matrons)... yeah, total "guy movie."  It's a rip-rollicking good time, though the ending felt short.
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Post by: Aeolus on February 16, 2010, 04:48:08 AM
Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) -

A low rent fantasy adventure with bland casting, uninspired direction, humor that falls flat, a lack of fun, and no "magic" to speak of. I haven't read the novel, but I think this would have been an insult if I had. My friend that read the novel was disappointed. I was hoping for an exciting adventure from director Chris Columbus, who did a solid if unremarkable job on the first two Harry Potter films before they got taken to the next level by more inspiring directors. I now know that the reason the first two HP films were at least enjoyable was because of the incredible crew they had surrounding Columbus. He just doesn't do anything here in Percy Jackson that I really thought stood out. The special effects are decent and kids might enjoy it, but anyone older than 12 or so probably won't get a kick out of this kiddie adventure/Harry Potter wannabe.

Nope. The novel is just as uninspired as the rest of the pop-fantasies like Eragon.
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Post by: sandiny0ursh0es on February 16, 2010, 10:11:58 PM
Not a movie, but Heroes the TV series has basically consumed all of my free time. Starting up Season 2!

Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior- Classically styled chop socky film.  Lots of great fights, things going kablooie, a car chase (well, a tuk-tuk chase), and every woman on set being pretty (save for a couple of token matrons)... yeah, total "guy movie."  It's a rip-rollicking good time, though the ending felt short.

If you liked Ong-Bak, I recommend Chocolate! It's like the dude from Ong-Bak, except it's a mentally challenged teenage girl kicking ass instead!
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Post by: Blace on February 17, 2010, 02:19:17 AM
Whip It -

Drew Barrymore successfully marries the coming of age tale with a sports movies into an entertaining and likable movie, despite its shortcomings. Whip It is definitely cliched and predictable, as per the usual sports movies, but it comes out intact thanks to an a smarter than average screenplay that allows the characters room to grow over the story. Ellen Page is believable as the nerdy, but pretty girl searching to get out of the shadow of her moms former life. There's also some strong support from Kristen Wiig, Daniel Stern, Marcia Gay Harden, and Alia Shawkat. The movie does have its fair share of quirky moments that kind of broke the barrier for me, but it has a few chuckles along the way to keep things lighthearted and fun, even when the emotions start to carry the film towards the end. Whip it isn't exactly what you would call a "great" movie, but a good one it certainly is. It's also a good time at the movies.
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Post by: jphussey on February 18, 2010, 03:27:20 PM
Last person on the planet to see Avatar.

Terrible writing mars potential: 7/10
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Post by: Blace on February 18, 2010, 05:29:11 PM
Last person on the planet to see Avatar.

Terrible writing mars potential: 7/10

I agree completely.  Glad you got to see it, though! :)
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on February 20, 2010, 12:08:45 PM
Black Dynamite = Awesome:)
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Post by: Azrael on February 22, 2010, 01:43:59 AM
I've watched a good deal of movies, but the most recent ones would be

Gomorrah - Less than I expected.  It's a very interesting look at probably one of the worst groups of (loosely) organized crime, The Camorra, but it was so detached that you never really get a feel for what anyone is doing.  Probably because it was trying to show a full spectrum of the activities that the group was involved in in too short a movie.  Still interesting nonetheless.

Apocalypse Now - Finally got around to seeing one of Coppola's masterpieces (next up is The Godfather trilogy).  Amazing movie, really not much else to say there.  Brando's performance was incredibly eerie, but it definitely worked.  It ALMOST makes me want to read Heart of Darkness again...almost.
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Post by: sandiny0ursh0es on February 22, 2010, 02:00:37 AM
Starting up Season 3 of Heroes. Video games have kinda taken a backseat to Netflix lately ever since I discovered the wonders of Instant Watch.

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Post by: CastNuri on February 22, 2010, 02:36:27 AM
So I've been watching a lot of the television series Mad Men recently.

I love this show. Season 2 is a little weaker than the first and third but everything is still well done-- beautiful. John Slattery's character cracks me up and Hamm is wonderfully intense.
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Post by: Dincrest on February 25, 2010, 01:41:15 PM
While waiting for the snow (I can't believe my district issued a snow day.  It's good outside; snow won't hit till evening) the movie Heathers was on TV.  Easily my favorite 80's movie and just a fantastic movie overall.  The writing is so good in the movie; so many quotable lines. 

Whenever MeshGearFox describes Ohio, I always envision it to be just like the movie Heathers. 
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on February 27, 2010, 03:36:32 PM
2012  WOW! What a piece of crap. Done.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on February 27, 2010, 07:27:24 PM
While waiting for the snow (I can't believe my district issued a snow day.  It's good outside; snow won't hit till evening) the movie Heathers was on TV.  Easily my favorite 80's movie and just a fantastic movie overall.  The writing is so good in the movie; so many quotable lines.  
 
Whenever MeshGearFox describes Ohio, I always envision it to be just like the movie Heathers.  

I loved Heathers, if only just for the "fuck me gently with a chainsaw" quote. :P I'm also a Winona fan, so it helps.

And if only the parts of Ohio where I come from were like that. We only have Amish, farms, and churches. Actually, scratch that. I'd rather do without the murderin'.

In movie related news, I watched half of Marie Antoinette. The scenery was well done, but the movie could not decide what it was. Also, the range of accents amongst the actors just threw me. I was also disappointed with Kirsten Dunst's acting, I think she could have done better.
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Post by: Dincrest on March 02, 2010, 09:55:40 AM
Eh, I live in New Jersey so it's not like my state's a paragon of excellence.  Wannabe New York snobs up in north Jersey, rednecks down here (because the south begins in south Jersey), confused folks in central... yeah. 

I caught this cool film last night called Teenage Dirtbag.  The writing was really solid and it managed to sidestep a lot of the predictable paths a movie of this nature could take.  The last 1/3 felt like it skipped around a lot and side characters were given little development, but it didn't matter since the focus was really on Amber and Thayer.
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Post by: moomoofarm7 on March 04, 2010, 12:27:32 AM
The Hidden Blade: a Samurai movie made in 2004, released in US with English subtitles. I really liked this movie. It's one of those movies that you feel like you might be disappointed half way through, but after it ends you realize the brilliance. If you have a strong interest in the history of samurai (c1861), you really might like this. Deep.
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Post by: Seultoria on March 07, 2010, 04:14:47 PM
I finished Ichi yesterday, a 2008 Japanese samurai movie, mainly about a goze, and from what I got from the movie, a goze was a blind woman who played a stringed instrument. The blood looked incredibly fake, but the story was alright and the action above average.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on March 07, 2010, 05:20:44 PM
I watched the Monty Python doc, "Almost The Truth". I caught it on the television in it's entirety!  Best.Thing.EVER!
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Post by: TurnBasedDude on March 07, 2010, 08:28:03 PM
Alice in Wonderland:
-Did not see it in 3D nor Imax. Good luck finding shows in NYC at a sunday afternoon. :P

It's a visual feast, though the script felt disjointed, jumping through some scenes with little explanations and background. Still, despite the critics panning it, I find it fun in its own right, even without the 3D wonders.

PS: Red Queen is made of win in my book.
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Post by: magewarrior on March 12, 2010, 04:29:17 PM
Sister Act 2
- watched it for nostalgia, still a good movie though. Old. But still good. Loved the music, I even have the soundtrack. A bit dusty, but maybe Ill dust it off and put it in the old cd player I still have, lol. :)

Old School ;)
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Post by: Degolas on March 13, 2010, 03:23:51 PM
I saw A Single Man. It succeeded in being extremely artsy, understated, and moving, all at the same time.
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Post by: CastNuri on March 16, 2010, 04:29:29 PM
Saw Shutter Island today. It was interesting to watch but not exactly mind-blowing. Love the atmosphere.

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Within the first ten minutes of the film, I thought to myself-- "I bet this is one of those movies where the main character is actually a crazy person." But then I decided that wasn't it; the rest of the movie seemed to be a campaign to convince me that there really was some sort of conspiracy against Di Caprio's character. So the ending came as a surprising non-surprise? I'm not sure how to put it. 
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Post by: Degolas on March 18, 2010, 01:41:18 PM
I also saw Shutter Island. I pretty much agree with you Nuri, interesting and atmospheric, but hardly Scorsese's best. It kind of makes me wish he'd make some kind of war film; the Holocaust parts were beautifully shot.

And yeah, the ending. I didn't see it coming, maybe because it was so damn obvious. That was the weakest part of the film for me. The whole reveal could have been done in half the time.
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Post by: Lard on March 18, 2010, 06:14:59 PM
My Name Is Bruce - terrible

District 9 - Great but bleak

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Post by: Dice on March 22, 2010, 01:11:01 AM
I also saw Shutter Island. I pretty much agree with you Nuri, interesting and atmospheric, but hardly Scorsese's best. It kind of makes me wish he'd make some kind of war film; the Holocaust parts were beautifully shot.

And yeah, the ending. I didn't see it coming, maybe because it was so damn obvious. That was the weakest part of the film for me. The whole reveal could have been done in half the time.

I agree; but its hard to expect much less from a movie based in an asylum.  Its almost like films lose plot when they have the setting in one.  The whole "hero starts to have a case of the crazies" shtick is overdone; but (as you said) Scorcese really brought out a tense atmosphere that makes even your head feel like youre part of the nightmare.  The ending was dark, but also am absolutely a fantastic twist.

And I saw District 9 too.  I liked it, but as Lard said - bleak.  I don't think I could watch it again... partly because of the gross parts where skin and other bits start to... deteriorate on our hero.

I watched Twilight: New Moon.... yeah. 
I think the girl in me finds this mildly entertaining and the wolf-man is awesomely hot...  Aside that, its a poorly acted hormonal drama.  I may have never had one of those love-at-first-sight fairy-tale romances in my life... but I can definitely say I've been 10 million more times more excited to see my boyfriends than Bella is to see her Vampire one.  The girl never smiles.  Not even so much a grin!!!
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Post by: CDFN on March 22, 2010, 07:41:25 PM
I finally got around to watching Advent Children Complete this morning. The extra 20 some minutes of dialouge help flesh out the *story* a bit so I actually enjoyed it more this time around. The blu-ray visuals were quite nice as well:)

The changes really helped, it's makes much more sense now. Also the new ending for the last fight is great.
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Post by: Azrael on March 24, 2010, 11:18:41 PM
My Name Is Bruce - terrible


Wasn't the point of that movie to be terrible?

I just watched Ben X.  It's been a long time since a movie has struck me so deeply, the pain was almost palpable, which makes it even crazier given it's about a kid with Asperger's syndrome.  Very good movie, but not something you can just watch any time.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on March 25, 2010, 01:15:03 AM
The Fourth Kind. It wasn't all that great but it ranks high on "freaks me out" meter.
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Post by: Blace on March 25, 2010, 01:37:30 PM
The Fourth Kind. It wasn't all that great but it ranks high on "freaks me out" meter.

I just watched this too. I agree it wasn't very good, but there's definitely a few creepy moments.
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Post by: CastNuri on April 03, 2010, 08:16:55 PM
Saw Paranormal Activity with the family. What a slow movie. Didn't find it scary but it had its moments.

Also saw "To Kill a Mockingbird" because it came highly recommended by someone who loved the book. Thought it was pretty good.
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Post by: Azrael on April 03, 2010, 11:43:57 PM
I watched Zombieland.  I had really low expectations, and expected some really over the top campy kind of thing...but it really wasn't that at all.  It blew my mind honestly(though I'm sure the low expectation helped in that sense).  It was an all around great movie that did what it sought out to do, and in my mind much more.  Very entertaining, solid performances all around, couldn't have asked for a better movie.
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Post by: CastNuri on April 04, 2010, 01:14:12 PM
Saw "Fiddler on the Roof" and enjoyed it! :D
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on April 06, 2010, 12:23:48 PM
The Men Who Stare at Goats - It was a bit silly but that's a good thing. I enjoyed it.
The Fantastic Mr. Fox - Clooney again. I didn't really like the artistic style of it but it was pretty funny.
Ponyo - I'm always a sucker for a Miyazaki film and this was good. I didn't enjoy it as muich as his others but maybe after repeating viewings...
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Post by: Dice on April 06, 2010, 06:13:15 PM
The Men Who Stare at Goats - It was a bit silly but that's a good thing. I enjoyed it.
The Fantastic Mr. Fox - Clooney again. I didn't really like the artistic style of it but it was pretty funny.
Ponyo - I'm always a sucker for a Miyazaki film and this was good. I didn't enjoy it as muich as his others but maybe after repeating viewings...

Eww, I thought Men Who Stare at Goats was the definition of a "swing and a miss".  It was too silly; then went waay to serious.  The ending was nothing short on retarded.  There is no real justification for the "super powers" the one unit possesses, and it just feels like they were just a unit of idiots.  Some movies try to get you to believe in a "touch of magic" (or whatever), but I hated this flick.

I loved Fantastic Mr. Fox.  The red hues really started to wear me down, I saw blue for a while after since my eyes became desensitized to red haha.  I thought it was funny.  The whack-bat sport is awesome.

Ponyo...was a good one-time watch.  Aside from the numerous Little Mermaid remnants, I just thought there was something kinda missing.  The scene explaining breast feeding was just bloody awkward (I watched it with a little cousin).  Liam Niesen's character, the dad or whatever, looked absolutely too bazaar for me to consider classy or "arsty".  It was cute, but probably could have benefit from being longer.  Ponyo is a doll though, she brightens up the screen every time.

--

I watched Hot Tub Time Machine.  Perfect way to describe the plot.
I liked it!  The hah-ha's aren't there every single second.  Some of it was obvious.  But it was enjoyable.  Probably better as a rental.  But it does have probably the happiest ending you will ever see in a movie.   
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Post by: Blace on April 06, 2010, 06:47:54 PM
I agree with Dice on The Men Who Stare at Goats. Decent concept, but poorly executed. It goes for the laughs and misses consistently and never had a consistent tone.
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Post by: Dincrest on April 06, 2010, 07:12:59 PM
I just got back from seeing How To Train Your Dragon.  I heard the movie was good, but I didn't expect it to be as good as it was.  I freaking loved the movie.  Go see it.  
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Post by: Azrael on April 06, 2010, 09:37:06 PM
I second Dincrest.  How to Train Your Dragon was a good time the whole way through.  It's predictable to a point...but it's just so damn fun.

Finally saw X-Men :Wolverine.  Ugh....It was good at points, and awful everywhere else.  They completely ruined Deadpool to me.  It was also incredibly hard for me to take will.i.am seriously as Wraith...but that's probably just me.  I felt like the movie was just, let's show Wolverine fuck shit up, and include a bunch of characters that people like from Marvel for no more than 10 minutes, also fucking shit up.  I guess it works for some people.

I also saw Big Fan.  It's a dark comedy about a die-hard Giants fan from Staten Island and a whole bunch of ridiculous shit that happens.  The movie was okay.  I was kind of pissed off though by the racial undertones going on and the huge disparity in the portrayal between the only black characters that show up in the movie and everyone else.
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Post by: Aeolus on April 08, 2010, 04:13:33 AM
Saw Alice in Wonderland this weekend. Liked it. I suspect that it didn't take too many liberties from the source material, but I wont know for sure until I read the source material.

It's also kinda ironic just how much lore RPGs pulled from this story.
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Post by: Azrael on April 08, 2010, 07:49:13 AM
Er....it took quite a few liberties from the source material and was made as a sequel to the book, not an adaptation of it.
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Post by: CastNuri on April 08, 2010, 06:16:26 PM
Saw "Clash of the Titans" today. It was a badly executed film but entertaining enough at the time. :-/
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Post by: Tooker on April 08, 2010, 11:04:19 PM
Also saw Alice in Wonderland recently, thought it was good stuff, but maybe not the most amazing thing ever.

Saw Sherlock Holmes, liked it.

Watched Tropic Thunder on DVD, which I saw in the theater.  Still liked it.

And as always, I've been watching TV series on DVD - The Muppet Show, Eerie Indiana, and Twin Peaks. :)
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Post by: Azrael on April 09, 2010, 12:48:52 AM
I just finished watching Gran Torino.  I'm a bit torn on how to digest the movie and may have to watch it again.  I'm a huge Eastwood fan, and this movie was definitely great, but the other stuff is a bit heavy to grapple with.
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Post by: Lard on April 10, 2010, 11:18:43 AM
Fist of the North Star.

Hilarious.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on April 14, 2010, 10:49:19 PM
Brothers. T'was a good film.
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Post by: Blace on April 14, 2010, 11:08:10 PM
Brothers. T'was a good film.

Agreed. Plus Natalie Portman is yummy :P
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Post by: Adapheon on April 15, 2010, 04:45:23 PM
I've watched a few movies lately. The weirdest was Paprika, definitely really out there and something I'm glad I watched with another person because it was needed to be able to look to my side and go 'wtf?' sometimes. The worst was by far Manos the Hands of Fate, just horrible, even without knowing it was bad beforehand because of MST3K and the internet it still would have been stupidly bad. I also seen Date Night last weekend, it was pretty funny, not a great movie but I laughed.

With any luck I'm going to see Kick-Ass tomorrow, I'm looking forward to it a lot.
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Post by: Dice on April 15, 2010, 11:07:34 PM
I've watched a few movies lately. The weirdest was Paprika, definitely really out there and something I'm glad I watched with another person because it was needed to be able to look to my side and go 'wtf?' sometimes. The worst was by far Manos the Hands of Fate, just horrible, even without knowing it was bad beforehand because of MST3K and the internet it still would have been stupidly bad. I also seen Date Night last weekend, it was pretty funny, not a great movie but I laughed.

With any luck I'm going to see Kick-Ass tomorrow, I'm looking forward to it a lot.

Paprika was fucked.  A good fucked, though.  One thing I liked was that while the whole movie is about 'dreams', the sequences where the characters are wandering around in them feeling nothing short of what a dreaming-experience feels like (for me at least).

When they show the cop at the beginning; and his partner shot, but he never quite hits the ground.  As much as the cop tries to run, he's stopped by his dreams' sluggish movement.  The way he was whipped up in the cage, and falling into the same stage he was on a moment later.  Very strange - but again; it felt as cohesive as dreams actually are!

Watched Jesus Camp for class...  While there are numerous things wrong with the movie (such as religious portrayals, the fact that they were likely mislead to have the film-makers do a documentery only to be mocked after, and the mullet that one kid had).  But definitely a crazy thing to watch.  Scary stuff, I feel horrible for the kids.
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Post by: Daggerstrike on April 16, 2010, 09:37:17 AM
Slammin Salmon is awesome.
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Post by: Tooker on April 18, 2010, 11:41:41 AM
Saw How to Train Your Dragon (in 3D) this week.  Just as good as everyone lead me to believe it would be. :)

(Writing that made me think of... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8EuhKBf1wE)
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Post by: CastNuri on April 25, 2010, 04:34:15 PM
Saw "Precious: based on the novel Push by Sapphire".

It was a moving experience, I think.
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Post by: Starmongoose on April 25, 2010, 05:02:52 PM
Saw "Precious: based on the novel Push by Sapphire".

It was a moving experience, I think.


I was moved, but it was very manipulative. It was purposly trying to move me, which in turn lessened the effect somewhat. Still a good movie.

If you want a truly moving experience look no further than Grave of the Fireflies. Man, I love that movie.

I just watched The Wolfman, well at least I was told I did, I can't remember anything than being utterly bored.

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Post by: sandiny0ursh0es on April 25, 2010, 05:03:44 PM
Watched Half Ass.

Hitgirl + Strobe Light Gun = Pants Shat Upon
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Post by: Lard on April 25, 2010, 05:04:21 PM
In The Loop - a funny film about politics

Role Models

I Sell the Dead
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Post by: sandiny0ursh0es on April 26, 2010, 03:03:20 AM
Just watched Synecdoche, New York. Easily my least favorite Kaufman movie - it got a little too mindfucky and confusing for its own good.

But after reading a few reviews and explanations online, the movie kinda makes SOME sense.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on April 26, 2010, 09:18:54 AM
I watched Avatar again, The Men Who Stare at Goats(again), and Precious. All good movies.
Oh, and The Lovely Bones. It was alright but they should have spent more time on the actual story instead of omitting key points in favor of spiffy special effects. Oh well, movies rarely hold up to books anyway.
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Post by: Lard on April 26, 2010, 02:38:59 PM
Been really catching up on movies

Deadgirl - okay
Dread - Meh
Drag Me To Hell - still good
Moon - Pretty good
Session 9 - Ending sucked
Silent Hill first - 2/3 are great, last 1/3 is crap
They Live - Great
Vampire Hunter D - classic
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Post by: Tooker on April 26, 2010, 11:14:10 PM
Watched the entire series of Twin Peaks over the last few weeks.  Cool stuff, but the last episode is perhaps the most insane hour of TV I've ever seen.  As I would have expected from Lynch. :D  Gotta watch Fire Walk With Me still.
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Post by: sandiny0ursh0es on April 27, 2010, 12:32:44 AM
Just watched Moon. I strongly recommend! Sam Rockwell was excellent.
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Post by: Starmongoose on April 27, 2010, 07:38:45 AM
Just watched all the Harry Potter movies in order over the course of two days.(Otis Externa FTW) Really put me in the mood to get the books back when I go visit my parents next week.

I know, I'm such a child but at the same time I'm a victim of nostalgia - that and the books are well written.
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Post by: Lard on April 30, 2010, 12:18:24 AM
Watched the entire series of Twin Peaks over the last few weeks.  Cool stuff, but the last episode is perhaps the most insane hour of TV I've ever seen.  As I would have expected from Lynch. :D  Gotta watch Fire Walk With Me still.

Been meaning to watch this.

Watched

Bride of Re-animator
Beyond Re-animator

Beast Wars - all 3 seasons
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on April 30, 2010, 12:49:31 PM
I watched "Black Dynamite" again. FUNNY! XD
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Post by: Blace on May 07, 2010, 02:04:55 AM
The Lovely Bones -

The first 30-45 minutes I enjoyed greatly and was ready to crown this movie one of my favorites of the year, but alas there was still over an hour left in the movie, and that's where things went ugly. As soon as Susie dies and we start getting otherworldly scenes, the movie comes to a grinding halt and I just started having wandering thoughts instead of paying attention. There really was no need for them. I don't feel like anything was gained in terms of plot or character by having them in there. The movie was much more interesting and entertaining when focusing on the killer or the family trauma and the performance given by Stanley Tucci as the killer is chilling and a little mesmerizing. Every time his character was on screen I was riveted. The rest of the cast is solid, if unspectacular. It's really too bad the movie has such tone shifts from family drama, to suspenseful thriller, to outright boringness. There was potential here for greatness, and despite the technical excellence of everything it just doesn't completely satisfy.
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Post by: Aeolus on May 09, 2010, 05:23:12 AM
Watched Avatar and X-Men Origins Friday.

Avatar felt like I was watching a JRPG (which I expected given how both Avatar and your garden variety JRPG are both descended from generic Anime).

X-Man wasn't that thrilling either. Way too many characters, and they handled most of them pretty badly too. And while I have beefs with movie logic all over the place, the one thing that I must call out on is that it doesn't matter how indestructible the projectile is, if your gun is the only putting the same amount of force as every other gun then the effects are going to be the same.
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Post by: CastNuri on May 11, 2010, 01:05:48 AM
I saw the "The Painted Veil" today and quite liked it it. A very touching love story.
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Post by: Starmongoose on May 12, 2010, 06:11:12 AM
The Human Centipede

I really wish I didn't
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on May 12, 2010, 10:26:15 AM
The Descent 2 - It's not great but better than what I was expecting.
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Post by: Dice on May 12, 2010, 10:47:54 AM

Avatar felt like I was watching a JRPG (which I expected given how both Avatar and your garden variety JRPG are both descended from generic Anime).


Whoe an eye-catching film.... I thought the fact that half of the jungle turning all neon-florescent was a cheap way to "wow" the audience.  A few fancy lights and everyone's impressed.  Ah well; it was nevertheless a touching tale of Smurf Pocahontas.
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Post by: Dincrest on May 12, 2010, 06:55:39 PM
Quaritch in Avatar= Virgil in Xenosaga
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Post by: Perley on May 13, 2010, 09:11:57 PM
Dice -  Smurf Pocahontas. heh That cracked me up.

Been trying to fit in the last season of BSG and Razor in between the insane intersession class work. Needing something else soon to fill the void till more Caprica comes out. Thinking of FIrefly cause I liked Serenity.
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Post by: GrimReality on May 14, 2010, 12:05:40 PM
Dice -  Smurf Pocahontas. heh That cracked me up.

Been trying to fit in the last season of BSG and Razor in between the insane intersession class work. Needing something else soon to fill the void till more Caprica comes out. Thinking of FIrefly cause I liked Serenity.
Wait...You watched Serenity without seeing Firefly first? That's just...odd. I suppose it might make a decent stand alone movie, but you HAVE to see Firefly to really appreciate it.
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Post by: Blace on May 14, 2010, 01:36:10 PM
Dice -  Smurf Pocahontas. heh That cracked me up.

Been trying to fit in the last season of BSG and Razor in between the insane intersession class work. Needing something else soon to fill the void till more Caprica comes out. Thinking of FIrefly cause I liked Serenity.
Wait...You watched Serenity without seeing Firefly first? That's just...odd. I suppose it might make a decent stand alone movie, but you HAVE to see Firefly to really appreciate it.


Almost everyone I know saw Serenity without seeing Firefly, including myself, and we all still liked it alot.
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Post by: CastNuri on May 14, 2010, 04:45:28 PM
Dice -  Smurf Pocahontas. heh That cracked me up.

Been trying to fit in the last season of BSG and Razor in between the insane intersession class work. Needing something else soon to fill the void till more Caprica comes out. Thinking of FIrefly cause I liked Serenity.
Wait...You watched Serenity without seeing Firefly first? That's just...odd. I suppose it might make a decent stand alone movie, but you HAVE to see Firefly to really appreciate it.


Almost everyone I know saw Serenity without seeing Firefly, including myself, and we all still liked it alot.

Ditto. I saw Serenity first and then decided to watch Firefly. It's a great stand-alone movie with good cast chemistry. :
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Post by: Perley on May 15, 2010, 02:19:45 AM
Serenity makes a good stand alone movie. There's hints to the show but they're not so bad where you're lost without those details.

Watched Kick Ass. Great movie.
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Post by: Hathen on May 16, 2010, 12:28:30 AM
Serenity is definitely a great standalone movie, the majority of the people I know that love Firefly didn't watch it until they saw Serenity as well.

Personally,  movies written so that only fans can appreciate/understand it has always been a pet peeve of mine.
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Post by: Blace on May 17, 2010, 04:22:42 PM
The Descent Part 2 -

A disappointing sequel where all the ideas and intriguing aspects of the original are scrapped in favor of more gore, more action, and pointless character cameos that ruin the story of the first movie. It's a pointless sequel that kind of ruins my fond memories of the first one. Everything that was beautiful and haunting about the first movie has been turned into murky, disgusting cinema and cheap looking special effects. I guess the only good things I have to say about this movie are that I wasn't bored while watching it and it was competently acted.
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Post by: Starmongoose on May 18, 2010, 08:01:08 PM
5 Centimetres Per Second.

I cried....a lot.
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Post by: Azrael on May 18, 2010, 10:27:39 PM
5 Centimetres Per Second.

I cried....a lot.

This was really awesome.  Shinkai is great.  You should watch his other movies if you haven't.  I'd say Voices of a Distant Star is my favorite.
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Post by: Aeolus on May 19, 2010, 02:26:09 AM
5 Centimetres Per Second.

I cried....a lot.

This was really awesome.  Shinkai is great.  You should watch his other movies if you haven't.  I'd say Voices of a Distant Star is my favorite.

I've only seen Places Promised in our Early Days but I second any suggestion involving more Shinkai.


The Descent Part 2 -

A disappointing sequel where all the ideas and intriguing aspects of the original are scrapped in favor of more gore, more action, and pointless character cameos that ruin the story of the first movie. It's a pointless sequel that kind of ruins my fond memories of the first one. Everything that was beautiful and haunting about the first movie has been turned into murky, disgusting cinema and cheap looking special effects. I guess the only good things I have to say about this movie are that I wasn't bored while watching it and it was competently acted.

Wasn't the first one just a murky, disgusting cinema with cheap looking special effects and featured nothing but gore, action, and pointless characters to begin with?

No wait, the first movie was a black screen with dumb chicks screaming in the background throughout it and some hilarious bullshit at the beginning that had nothing to do with the rest of the movie of not being able to see the shit happening on the screen.



Avatar felt like I was watching a JRPG (which I expected given how both Avatar and your garden variety JRPG are both descended from generic Anime).


Whoe an eye-catching film.... I thought the fact that half of the jungle turning all neon-florescent was a cheap way to "wow" the audience.  A few fancy lights and everyone's impressed.  Ah well; it was nevertheless a touching tale of Smurf Pocahontas.

I thought the story was more like Pocahontas meets Fern Gully with some anime bullshit about trees being the hive mind collective and unobtainium lol. But really, it was probably just James Cameron trolling movie audiences to see how much anime the average movie goer would watch before dropping Battle Angel Alita into the mainstream consciousness.


Anyways, watched Sherlock Holmes a day after my last update. Was correct in my assumption that it had undergone the Wild Wild West treatment in that it was still mostly Sherlock Holmes kinda but in big dumb action film format.
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Post by: Blace on May 19, 2010, 11:33:11 AM
I'm not even going to respond with something thoughtful to that. You obviously didn't watch the same movie I did.
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Post by: CastNuri on May 20, 2010, 06:39:21 PM
Saw "Waitress" last night.

Thought it was sweet and decent but not really what I was expecting.
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Post by: Aeolus on May 21, 2010, 10:19:17 AM
I'm not even going to respond with something thoughtful to that. You obviously didn't watch the same movie I did.

Truth be told, I couldn't really even watch anything given how absolutely dark everything was, which for a movie with that kind of premise, is something that needs to have been seen. I came for the gorn, I left without ten bux, 2 hours of my life, and anything to show for it.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on May 21, 2010, 08:26:15 PM
Cloverfield.  always fun.
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Post by: Lard on May 26, 2010, 08:45:57 PM
Human Centipede
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Post by: Starmongoose on May 26, 2010, 08:49:15 PM
Human Centipede

The film creeped me out, but not half as much as my own imagination creeped me out before I actully watched it.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on May 26, 2010, 10:00:20 PM
I watched 1408 which stayed fairly close to Stephen King's story.  Oh, I watched Holes too. It was okay, I guess.
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Post by: Blace on May 26, 2010, 11:22:55 PM
Human Centipede

The film creeped me out, but not half as much as my own imagination creeped me out before I actully watched it.

I agree with this. The film was surprisingly more restrained than I thought it would be from the trailers. There's still a bunch of stuff from that film that will be burned into my mind for awhile, though.
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Post by: Adapheon on May 27, 2010, 01:32:05 AM
The other morning I woke up at 5am on my day off, a day I normally wake up at 1pm...I had a lot of time to kill so I watched the following:

-- Daybreakers
A premise that seemed cool with some good actors has proven time and time again to not make a good movie. For the most part I did like it but the ending made the characters seem like they produced some huge huge revalation on the world the movie took place in when really nothing happened towards any sort of resolution and I was left wondering if people say movies like these are 10x better then twilight, how bad really are those movies?

--Legion
It's like someone watched Demon Knight and decided to take out every sense of fun from it.

--Survival of the Dead
Not as bad as I've been hearing and a better movie then Diary of the Dead. Personally I'm always iffy on Romero's movies with Night of the Living Dead being the only one of his Dead movies I really thought was good. I know horror and scifi tend to use a lot of metaphor and such to speak on the current or future state of society but I find Romero is pretty heavy-handed in that regard and it just sort of takes away my enjoyment of the films. There's a lot not to like in this movie but I actually don't mind most of the characters although I wanted most of them to die and I like the concept of throwing in a bit character from Diary into a larger role as it helps create the whole new Dead world he's going for. If he ever gets the chance to make the other 2 movies he wants to make in this series I hope he has the time to really make a decent movie.

--Terminator Salvation
Like Diary not nearly as bad as expected, I've been holding off on watching this for a long time just because I still sort of liked the terminator series and didn't want to hate it after another T3 and luckily it dodged that bullet. I thought I'd just not like it because it wasn't R-rated but really within the scope of the movie the language and stuff needed for that would have seemed almost out of place, I maybe would have prefered a different Terminator movie then what we ended up getting but considering what it could have been we ended up getting a watchable movie that seemed to have tried to pay a little too much homage to previous entries in the series.

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Post by: Blace on May 27, 2010, 01:57:43 PM
Frailty - What an under seen piece of awesome.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on May 27, 2010, 08:36:44 PM
^I like that one too. I recommend it to people quite often.
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Post by: Blace on May 27, 2010, 08:43:31 PM
^I like that one too. I recommend it to people quite often.

Sweetness. I hadn't heard of it before I watched it. I was quite surprised.
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Post by: Tooker on May 28, 2010, 12:16:16 PM
Don't think I remembered to say that I saw Iron Man 2.  It was fun, and that's what I wanted it to be, so I'm happy. :)

Also, last weekend, bought Dogma and Dr. Strangelove.  Had seen the TV version of Dogma before, had never seen Strangelove.

Now I've watched Dr. Strangelove, and I am happy that I've finally found a Kubrick movie I like.  I've seen several others before now, but I've hated them all.

And I've seen the normal Dogma now, and I still like it, but it's crazy stuff.  Don't think I'd like other Kevin Smith movies, but I like this one.
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Post by: Azrael on May 28, 2010, 02:07:24 PM
^I like that one too. I recommend it to people quite often.

Sweetness. I hadn't heard of it before I watched it. I was quite surprised.

Yeah, I was surprised as well when I saw it.  I actually saw it at the movie theater when it came out but I do remember the ad campaign being very misleading and I walked in with expectations of a terrible horror/gorefest (Which I really hate but was dragged by a friend who loves that sort of thing).  That sort of expectation I'm sure made it that much better but it was definitely a good movie.

I watched Lady Vengeance/Sympathy for Lady Vengeane/Kind-hearted Geumja, last night.  I saw the other "Fade to Black and White" or whatever it is called version.  One of my favorite Korean movies. This version was very good.  I actually didn't realize there was a second version until I looked it up afterwards because I knew it felt very different.  Oh and that title might be misleading.  The movie never actually fades to a black and white film but rather it starts out really colorful and the color slowly gets more drab.  After watching it again I think it's much better than Oldboy and easily Chan-Wook's best movie.

Oh but watching it after Oldboy and Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance does add something to it.  The stories aren't related but I do feel as though Chan-wook deliberately casted the actors that appear in mutliple movies to very specific roles in each one that kind of add some interesting elements to it.
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Post by: Hathen on May 29, 2010, 12:24:44 AM
Saw Robin Hood.

Mediocre. First time I've been disappointed by Ridley Scott.
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Post by: Tooker on May 30, 2010, 03:43:58 AM
Saw a documentary tonight called "Best Worst Movie," about the cast of the movie Troll 2 when it became a surprisingly popular cult hit 20 years after it was filmed.  Troll 2 is one of those movies that has been called "worst movie ever," and still has a number of rabid fans.  It's currently playing at the Tower Theater in Salt Lake City, and since Troll 2 was filmed in Utah, some people from the cast still live here, and go to the showings of the documentary.  It was totally worth seeing, although I wish I had seen Troll 2...

http://bestworstmovie.com/ has a listing of where and when it's playing.
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Post by: CDFN on May 30, 2010, 03:06:17 PM
Just saw the book of eli, it was pretty cool, felt like fallout 3 - the movie sometimes lol.
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Post by: Tooker on May 30, 2010, 09:51:17 PM
Just saw the book of eli, it was pretty cool, felt like fallout 3 - the movie sometimes lol.

That is EXACTLY the impression the trailers gave me.  I plan to watch it as soon as I can find it in a Redbox.
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Post by: CastNuri on May 31, 2010, 12:34:10 PM
Not a movie but seeing as we don't have (or need) a Theater thread...

Saw "Swan Lake" as performed by the St.Petersburg Ballet last night. It was my first real Ballet experience-- I'm a big fan or Musicals and the Opera so I didn't think I would like something so devoid of lines or lyrics. Was proven wrong before intermission. The performance was fantastic and beautiful and now I'm addicted. :(
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Post by: Perley on May 31, 2010, 01:35:33 PM
Watched Pandorum again. Great recent space, thriller movie.
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Post by: CastNuri on May 31, 2010, 06:37:14 PM
Prince of Persia.

Awful, awful, awful, aaaawful.
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Post by: Dice on June 01, 2010, 07:15:52 PM
Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy - I don't like the third one all too much....dunno why.  Otherwise, its a tip-top seires.

Moon - awesome; always love a good space suspense flick.  Nice twist, and quite eerie.

Sunshine - watched this after Moon.  Another space opera/horror.  The last 20 minutes of this movie ALWAYS has me on the edge of the seat; Danny Boyle is a visionary director and I want his babies... And Cilian Murphey's.

Mission: Impossible - I like it... I find the plot and writing could have been tweaked.  But overall, pretty good.

National Treasure - guilty pleasure.  Surprisingly entertaining, despite the hardcore Mission: Impossible Americana; fun mystery and put together in a "cute" fashion of riddles.

Sense & Sensibility - I don't know... if I was a more typical girl who clubbed and partied and said "like" as every second word, I'd laugh in this movie's face for it's "fine British elegance and etiquette".  You know, where you go on about "the dervishes are quite ripe this time of year, it would be lovely to walk to Winchestershire and enjoy the scent of lavender to some fine tea".  Jane Austen adaptation aren't half bad and I heard a lot about this one.  Excellent as well, and its nice to see Gregory House ten years younger, speaking his native...accent, but still being smartass.  Good flick, not for everyone.

Glengarry Glen Ross - I could tell this was written as a play even before reading that it in fact was.  Awesome movie, and one of the best cast ensembles ever.

Gladiator - there are few movies I never get sick of. 

The Other Boleyn Girl - awful.  The eye candy of Johansson and Portman is good enough, both are decent actresses.  But Eric Bana is cast off so the sisters can have their cat fight while they spit out babies for Henry Tudor.  Boring, and I felt it didn't emphasize on the right parts - despite the content for a good story.
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Post by: Blace on June 01, 2010, 07:21:30 PM
I agree, Moon and Sunshine are both awesome :) I prefer Sunshine just a little bit. I also agree That The Other Boleyn Girl didn't live up to potential. I thought it was incredibly uninteresting and didn't like the characters so the ending was just meh. Did have good eye candy though, both actresses and production design.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on June 02, 2010, 06:35:55 AM
I was randomly flipping channels last night after work and came across "Rocky", not 5 minutes in.  I hadn't watched it in over a decade.  Great film.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on June 08, 2010, 01:27:10 AM
Me again, I guess.

Zombie - I'll always love the zombie vs. shark sequence. It's silly

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Post by: CastNuri on June 08, 2010, 09:26:36 AM
Deep Blue Sea.

The water that gets into the center looks waaaay too blue. :P
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Post by: CastNuri on June 09, 2010, 06:43:09 PM
Ohyaydoublepost.

Saw "Yes Man" today and thought it was actually quite funny! Didn't expect much from it.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on June 10, 2010, 01:24:35 AM
Alice in Wonderland and The Wolfman. Both were okay.
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Post by: Degolas on June 10, 2010, 12:02:05 PM
Sunshine's good until it turns into a dodgy slasher at the end. It throws its intelligence out the window, in my opinion.
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Post by: Lard on June 10, 2010, 05:39:49 PM
Sunshine's good until it turns into a dodgy slasher at the end. It throws its intelligence out the window, in my opinion.

Agreed. Really disappointing ending.
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Post by: Dice on June 10, 2010, 10:30:53 PM
Umm.

Watched all 6 Harry Potters.
I have to say they're not bad retellings of the original work.  Fuck you if you say otherwise.  I mean this to this who say "it skipped a lot of parts!!", well then I slap you and retort; "The movies always push two hours, all the scenes would make a long 4 hour extravaganza that no one would sit through".
I do like them; and, aside from some of the children, there is a great collection of [british] talent, pretty awesome CGI (better as we move on to the Half-Blood Prince title...duh), and a great sense of mystery - something definitely lacking in films today.

Love Actually
Kinda followed after the Harry Potters.  Anyways, I love this movie.  We may be out of season for it; but it's a bunch of great stories packed in one; each interesting and always keeps you curious to what will happen to each endearing couple.  It covers pretty much every type of relationship-styling, IMO.  A good laugh and a bit of a soft spot.  Fellas, your girls will love it, and no reason for you to groan during this one - it ain't too bad for a rom-com.

Green Mile
I don't really get sick of this movie.  What's there to say?  Touching and interesting story - and emotional when need be.  ...one thing that ALWAYS strikes me odd, but do you find the wardens of the green mile much too soft?  IMO, especially given the southern setting, especially given the times, and especially given their title; I don't find the movie is too realistic in terms of how generous and respectful they are to the death row inmates.  Nonetheless.  Love love.

Stranger than Fiction
Definitely a HIGHLY under appreciated title when it was released (I used to work at Blockbuster).  I love this movie.  For people who doubt Will Farrel to perform roles other than comedy - watch this.  Mind you, the film is a comedy itself; but borders on a drama about life in a very interesting manner.  That, and most of the supporting cast has more funny moments than Farrel himself.  The story is undeniably entertaining, and established great character development throughout.  GO see! =D

Spaceballs
lolololol.  Thats all.  Classic film, and you have to love how they break the fourth wall.  I like Mel Brooks' more old school "ha-ha" humour.  It is much unlike the Apatow onslaught we've been faced with over the last few years.  Apatow and the like love a sex joke, a weed joke, and some ugly fuck hooking up with a smoking broad.  I do like Apatow films, despite their formula. But I like the clever and quick (almost cute) humour of Brooks.  Anyways, classic film.

The Prestige
Came back to this one.  I love it.  I don't think I can get sick of the lore/setting of the film.  I love the victorian(?) setting amongst two rivaling magicians.  Of course, the film becomes a bit far-fetched; but I think Nolan re-wrote history in a clever way to make an engaging story.  And..c'mon... Tesla!  Fucken Bowie! xo - hottest old man ever.  C'mon guys, you must agree. ;P

Evangelion 2.22(?)
The *second* (of three) film installments that retell the entire series. I've always had a soft spot for Eva, and my GOD this movie is absolutely amazing and a wonderful ode to the die-hard fans who have been supporting it these last fifteen years.  Truthfully, however, I found the first movie a bit of a snore; however there is never a dull moment in the new title.  I thought it very interesting, and I was somewhat apprehensive to the team adding a new character to the series so out of the blue (especially since she was a highschooler - I was worried if she'd just fall into a pointless J-stereotype who galavanted around Shinji to annoy him); but to my surprise, Mari Makinami turned to be such an astonishing breath of fresh air.  She pulls the look of a hot-girl that is so cool you wouldn't think her glasses as nerdy, haha!  I love her.  She is amazingly confident and quite a powerful supporting role.  I found her screen time underwhelming, but it'll be great to see more of her!
The action in this movie is top-notch, the animation is breath-taking, and the score is epic.  Go, go now...go find it!

Get Him to the Greek
I know I just sort of put-down the Apatow-styled humour; but I do ackowledge it's benefits.  This movie was fucken awesome and probably the best comedy I've seen in a while.  No movie portrays crazy parties like this one; and when the movie stars a do-good agent and a rockstar, you would hope for nothing less.  P. Diddy surprisingly steals the show - and the drama (what little there is) is out-weighted by the sheer craziness of the rest of the film; but man, it's got a ton of memorable stuff.
...now who wants a "Jeffrey"? :D
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Post by: Tooker on June 11, 2010, 09:34:22 AM
Green Mile
I don't really get sick of this movie.  What's there to say?  Touching and interesting story - and emotional when need be.  ...one thing that ALWAYS strikes me odd, but do you find the wardens of the green mile much too soft?  IMO, especially given the southern setting, especially given the times, and especially given their title; I don't find the movie is too realistic in terms of how generous and respectful they are to the death row inmates.  Nonetheless.  Love love.

I read the book before seeing the movie, and I seem to remember that they explain that by saying that both the guards and the prisoners knew that the prisoners were there to die.  That's pretty stressful, so they didn't give the prisoners crap unless they asked for it, and the prisoners knew it.

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The Prestige
Came back to this one.  I love it.  I don't think I can get sick of the lore/setting of the film.  I love the victorian(?) setting amongst two rivaling magicians.  Of course, the film becomes a bit far-fetched; but I think Nolan re-wrote history in a clever way to make an engaging story.  And..c'mon... Tesla!  Fucken Bowie! xo - hottest old man ever.  C'mon guys, you must agree. ;P

Everybody <3s Bowie. :)  He's a cool guy.
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Post by: Perley on June 11, 2010, 10:39:42 PM
Up in the Air.
Hands down one of the best movies I've ever seen. Aside from going into it as a pretty big Clooney fan, I still loved it overall. Story was great and the ending was unpredictable. Might actually have to read the book. Highly recommend it. Going to sound mean, but I kinda think it would be cool to travel all over the place, firing people.
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Post by: Dincrest on June 12, 2010, 12:02:47 AM
One of my good ladyfriends recently told me she had never seen Spinal Tap, so of course I had to show it to her.  She enjoyed it a lot. 
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Post by: Tooker on June 13, 2010, 02:45:17 AM
The other night, Radioland Murders was on.  It started when I should have been going to sleep, but I stayed up and watched it anyway, because there's something irresistible about that movie to me.  It's not the best movie ever, but there's just so much about it that I like.

Been watching the first few episodes of Doctor Who season 5 (the new ones, that is), but I'm staying away from the Doctor Who thread - don't want spoilers. :)

Today, we bought and watched Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.  Pretty good stuff.  Might have to buy the soundtrack... and maybe Commentary! The Musical for good measure.

We also bought and watched Shutter Island.  We like Leo. :)  Wild stuff.  My wife's a lot less sure about what's true and what isn't at the end than I am, which is totally fine.  I think:

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That yeah, Leo's really had a realization that he killed his wife.  But I think it's deliberately left gray whether he's lost it again after the breakthrough or has chosen to sort of commit suicide by pretending that he's lost it.
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Post by: Dice on June 13, 2010, 03:16:57 AM
We also bought and watched Shutter Island.  We like Leo. :)  Wild stuff.  My wife's a lot less sure about what's true and what isn't at the end than I am, which is totally fine.  I think:

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That yeah, Leo's really had a realization that he killed his wife.  But I think it's deliberately left gray whether he's lost it again after the breakthrough or has chosen to sort of commit suicide by pretending that he's lost it.

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My impression was it came to him and it didn't go away; and he volunteered himself, just to kind of "forget", or be numb to what had happened.
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Post by: CastNuri on June 15, 2010, 01:09:12 PM
I'm with Dice on the ending of Shutter Island.

Saw "Fierce Creatures" last night. Funny film- John Cleese is hilarious. :P
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Post by: TurnBasedDude on June 18, 2010, 10:46:03 PM
Saw A-Team with a friend. Action sequences were too hard to follow,otherwise it's mindless fun and I liked the comical bits.
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Post by: Aeolus on June 19, 2010, 08:00:09 PM
Saw A-Team with a friend. Action sequences were too hard to follow,otherwise it's mindless fun and I liked the comical bits.

I must know. Was there at least one person getting out of every wreck, no matter how spectacular the explosion or how demolished the vehicle was afterwords?

This is relevant to my interests.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on June 22, 2010, 02:23:49 AM
Pumpkinhead.  It's probably been over 15 years since I saw it last.  Pretty dumb but still fun.
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Post by: Darilon on July 07, 2010, 04:08:44 PM
Recently I have seen The Road and Eragon.
The Road was great and made me decide on getting the book. It had the most realistic post-apocalyptic earth I have seen in a movie.

Eragon was either terrible or the best thing you have ever seen. It is hilarious if you think of it as a parody of Eragon.
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Things such as a baby dragon suddenly going "poof" and changing to adult size.
I was really surprised when it came to the time where the Ra'zac were going to kill Brom, He kills one and drives away the other. Five minutes later they give him the lamest death ever.
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Post by: Perley on July 08, 2010, 09:28:11 AM
Alice in Wonderland (2010)

I thought it was great. Though I am getting a little bored of the Burton/Depp combo. They seem to do a lot of the same things with only slightly different flavours.
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Post by: Starmongoose on July 08, 2010, 10:04:25 AM
The Last Airbender...yeah...uh...it was shit.
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Post by: insertnamehere on July 09, 2010, 05:03:16 PM
grown ups
chris rock had very few lines in this even though he's third main cast member and it had too much slapstick for me but besides that, it made me smile
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Post by: Uru on July 10, 2010, 12:39:28 AM
Just got done re-watching Philadelphia on hulu, always a great movie.
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Post by: Lard on July 10, 2010, 01:11:20 AM
The Wolfman.

Not *quite* as terrible as I'd heard, but the ending was stupid.
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Post by: Alexander on July 11, 2010, 11:37:34 PM
Finally (finally!) saw Donnie Darko last night.  I was quite impressed and not completely confused as a lot of people make the first viewing out to be.  For Jake Gyllenhaal's dynamic performance,  interesting ending that's wide open for interpretation, well placed humor, and for a story involving airplane crashes (yet released very close to 9/11) I give it a 5/5.
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Post by: Azrael on July 12, 2010, 02:18:05 PM
I watched Despicable Me this weekend.  Everything I expected it to be, just a fun, family movie.  Really cute film.  And I also watched Shutter Island.  I had low expectations for the film because of the way it was advertised and then some stuff I was reading and friends told me (including being spoiled on a major plot point, though this proved to be a godsend) and I have to say I thought the movie was absolutely amazing.  It's a movie that really does require a second watching (or having it spoiled) to be really enjoyed.  At least I think so.

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I really liked how you can almost make a map of this guy's psyche throughout his actions during the movie, especially when you realize the extent of his insanity and delusions.  I hate that this movie was advertised as a thriller, and I think (at least amongst my friends) the fact that the big plot twist that he's really a patient and they were all his crimes was pulled off in such a nonplussed way that it turned them off, as if that was the big culminating moment of the movie.  There really is no culminating moment, it's just a look into the psyche of a man driven to the edge, and perhaps the author's opinion that a person pushed that far can't be helped.  But then, which is why I really like that very end, it almost seems as if he's "cured" if not temporarily, and the weight of those two years, and the fact that he regressed before, leads him to intentionally lobotomize himself, or in a sense commit a spiritual suicide.  Of course that's all a guess.  Definitely a movie I will have to rewatch later.  One of the best movies I've seen recently.
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Post by: Dice on July 13, 2010, 12:07:44 AM
I watched Despicable Me this weekend.  Everything I expected it to be, just a fun, family movie.  Really cute film.  And I also watched Shutter Island.  I had low expectations for the film because of the way it was advertised and then some stuff I was reading and friends told me (including being spoiled on a major plot point, though this proved to be a godsend) and I have to say I thought the movie was absolutely amazing.  It's a movie that really does require a second watching (or having it spoiled) to be really enjoyed.  At least I think so.

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I really liked how you can almost make a map of this guy's psyche throughout his actions during the movie, especially when you realize the extent of his insanity and delusions.  I hate that this movie was advertised as a thriller, and I think (at least amongst my friends) the fact that the big plot twist that he's really a patient and they were all his crimes was pulled off in such a nonplussed way that it turned them off, as if that was the big culminating moment of the movie.  There really is no culminating moment, it's just a look into the psyche of a man driven to the edge, and perhaps the author's opinion that a person pushed that far can't be helped.  But then, which is why I really like that very end, it almost seems as if he's "cured" if not temporarily, and the weight of those two years, and the fact that he regressed before, leads him to intentionally lobotomize himself, or in a sense commit a spiritual suicide.  Of course that's all a guess.  Definitely a movie I will have to rewatch later.  One of the best movies I've seen recently.


Despicable Me
I loved it.  I've seen no bad reviews, some good, but most I saw were average otherwise.  I was surprised.  I thought this was an amazing "cartoon"; the caricatures of specific archetypes were brilliant and hilarious to watch.  The minions were adorable, the old people look 150 years old, and the girls were absolutely adorable (ITS SO FLUFFY!!!!!)

Shutter Island.
I felt it was going to be a by the numbers horror flick...but the director and DiCaprio made me see it.  I was surprised.  It is kinda by the numbers; but the cinematography really captures a nightmarish feel to the movie that helps to add to the overall atmosphere.  Not scary, but certainly haunting.  You can see the plot twist coming, but certainly not the ending - making this a film to see.
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Actually, a second watch kinda exposes how he's got a case of the crazies.
When in Rome/ It's Complicated
I'm a girl... I like a nice shitty chick-flick rom-com every so often.  Both of these were shit and lacking charm.
When in Rome was over-sap, over-stupid, and made me lose IQ.  Josh Duhammel is fucken gorgeous though =)
It's Complicated was a waste of an amazing cast.
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Post by: Darilon on July 16, 2010, 04:23:15 PM
I was dragged along to see twilight. It was pretty bad although not as awful as I was expecting. It was probably because I did not take it that seriously. I have realised it is not twilight itself I hate(I greatly dislike it) but the rabid fans. There is nothing wrong with liking something but the fanbase joins the ranks of FF7 and Narutos.

(http://ug6.kw.cx/ug/0424/6411/99122622_full,r,470x470.jpg)
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Post by: CastNuri on July 16, 2010, 06:53:52 PM
Saw "Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince" a couple of nights ago- liked it, a good compression of the book, I think. Definitely makes me want to re-read the book again anyway.

Also saw "Zombieland" and enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would! Main character was adorably quirky.
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Post by: Dincrest on July 17, 2010, 01:05:44 AM
Not a movie, but I did just see a stage production of The Music Man.  It was fun, and one of my friends was in it. 
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Post by: Tooker on July 17, 2010, 11:08:06 AM
I always loved that show.  Wanted the chance to play Harold Hill some time when I was still acting... but as a low bass, I don't have the range for his high tenor songs. :(
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Post by: CastNuri on July 18, 2010, 09:22:15 PM
Saw "Lars and the Real Girl" today. It was a really quirky, endearing film. Ryan Gosling is an amazing actor-- I wouldn't have been able to keep a straight face.

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Post by: Tooker on July 19, 2010, 12:45:26 AM
Saw "Lars and the Real Girl" today. It was a really quirky, endearing film. Ryan Gosling is an amazing actor-- I wouldn't have been able to keep a straight face.

Ever hear of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir?  One of my neighbors is a member of that group, and she's every bit as churchy as you'd think.  We often say that she's thinking so far inside the box that she doesn't even know there's a box.  Someone told her she should totally see that movie.  Fortunately, we talked her out of it before she watched it and died of a heart attack right there in the theater. :)
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Post by: CastNuri on July 19, 2010, 01:41:10 PM
We're actually getting our mom to see the movie, just so that she feels better about any of the weird women or mental delusions our brothers bring home. :P

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Post by: Esper_Crusader on July 23, 2010, 09:40:01 AM
Batman: mask of the phantasm.  I'ts the first time I've seen it, how sad is that.  Anyway, it was as good as I've heard.
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Post by: Tooker on July 23, 2010, 01:02:47 PM
Watched The Unsinkable Molly Brown last night - it's an oldie, but not half bad.
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Post by: CastNuri on July 23, 2010, 01:30:31 PM
Saw "Blindness" recently and thought it was pretty interesting. Grim at times but very capable of being uplifting.

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Post by: insertnamehere on July 27, 2010, 04:48:09 AM
watched star wars episodes 2 to 6, because I've already watched episode 1 quite a few times as opposed to anything else star wars.
I made a ton of xenodurr-ish jokes about shounen protagonists and sappy love stories, etc
also recently saw Harold and Kumar go to white castle and it's brilliant~
and went to descipable me, it was very adorable and moe
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Post by: CastNuri on July 27, 2010, 08:49:40 AM
Had a fun evening watching "Battle Royale" recently. :D

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Post by: Tooker on July 28, 2010, 01:06:18 PM
Battle Royale - crazy stuff. Gotta love it. :)

On a completely opposite note, I rewatched both Meet the Robinsons and Bolt this week.  I know that Disney did a number of crappy movies for a while, but those two are seriously good.  If you haven't seen them, you should.
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Post by: CastNuri on July 28, 2010, 02:15:07 PM
I loved Meet the Robinsons, thought it was a really touching movie.

Saw "500 Days of Summer" last night. Was a little slow but it had some really funny moments.
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Post by: Aeolus on July 29, 2010, 12:09:14 PM
Saw a bit of Fail Safe last night. Enough to now know exactly what Dr. Strangelove was based on.
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Post by: CastNuri on July 29, 2010, 09:33:36 PM
Saw "The Hangover" today! Really funny movie with some priceless scenes.
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Post by: GrimReality on August 02, 2010, 11:20:44 AM
The Hangover was totally overrated and rarely funny. Plus, Zach Galifianakis is incredibly obnoxious.
anyway...

Over the weekend:

Alice in Wonderland - All show and no go. It looked pretty good, but everything else was awful. I don't get why this did so well.

Despicable Me - Mildly entertaining movie. The minions are fun, but the rest is totally predictable and not as fun as it could have been. bummer.
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Post by: CastNuri on August 02, 2010, 01:56:50 PM
I guess it was overrated (I didn't know much about it until my bro bought the DVD) but I thought that Galiflanakis' character in the movie was really weird/funny. Somebody told me that he's a really annoying stand-up comedian in the States, though?

Saw Stephen King's "IT" again. Really feel like reading the book now. Trans-dimensional monster spider, ftw.

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Post by: Starmongoose on August 02, 2010, 02:24:39 PM
I tell people "IT" gave me my fear of clowns. However that is a lie.

It was really an episode of the Powerpuff Girls.
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Post by: kyuusei on August 02, 2010, 03:08:17 PM
Paul Blart: Mall Cop.

RIP to any brain cells I lost watching that movie. Not as funny as people said it was...
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Post by: CastNuri on August 02, 2010, 10:15:49 PM
I tell people "IT" gave me my fear of clowns. However that is a lie.

It was really an episode of the Powerpuff Girls.

That androgynous devil character in the Powerpuff Girls? Stuff of nightmares. He wasn't scary in himself but that voice was creeeeeepy.

Saw Valentine's Day today! Not utter crap... just a little long and formulaic. They tried squeezing in too many stories maybe. Julia Robert's and Bradley Cooper's respective relationships really got to me. Sweet.
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Post by: Starmongoose on August 02, 2010, 10:23:57 PM
I tell people "IT" gave me my fear of clowns. However that is a lie.

It was really an episode of the Powerpuff Girls.

That androgynous devil character in the Powerpuff Girls? Stuff of nightmares. He wasn't scary in himself but that voice was creeeeeepy.

Saw Valentine's Day today! Not utter crap... just a little long and formulaic. They tried squeezing in too many stories maybe. Julia Robert's and Bradley Cooper's respective relationships really got to me. Sweet.


Nah, it wasn't "Him", he was awesome. Though I'm starting to think it wasn't a Powerpuff girls episode. I think it may have been something like Courage the Cowardly dog, or Cow and Chicken. Something Cartoon Network-ish.

As a side note, the Chicken episode of Courage the cowardly dog made me scared to eat fried eggs. Apparently I was a very susceptible child.

As a side note: From what I remember, the episode, from whatever it was from, involed a clown who bit people and they themselves turned into clowns or something. It's all very vague. To long ago.
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Post by: CastNuri on August 02, 2010, 10:33:59 PM
Ooh damn it, thanks for reminding me about the eggs episode! Now I'll be off of them for weeks. :P

I think I know which clown you're talking about but I can't recall what series he was from. Maybe the Powerpuff Girls but that might have been a mime.
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Post by: CDFN on August 03, 2010, 07:25:34 AM
I'm glad I didn't pay to watch clash of the titans in the theater. Play god of war instead people.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on August 06, 2010, 11:40:30 AM
I watched the new Batman animated film, 'Under the Red Hood' last night.  It was quite good and very dark.  The lack of Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill gave me pause at first but I got over it quickly. Bruce Greenwood, Jensen Ackles, John DiMaggio, and N.P.H did good work.  I'm looking forward to the next movie.
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Post by: Lard on August 06, 2010, 06:48:15 PM
Justice League - Crisis On Two Earths

Pretty enjoyable
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Post by: Tooker on August 06, 2010, 11:54:52 PM
Inception.  It wasn't bad, but we knew the ending WAY before it happened.  Regardless, the zero-G/rotating hallway fight was pretty awesome, as were a few other things I will not spoil. :)
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Post by: Starmongoose on August 07, 2010, 12:06:54 AM
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. It was pretty awful, I really didn't enjoy it.

I saw it with a friend, she said she had read the books and that this was a total disappointment, and I believe her.

The acting was painful, I don't think a single actor in that did a decent job. It was all very hammy.

The only pleasure we got out of the movie was making fun of how bad it was.
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Post by: CastNuri on August 12, 2010, 09:16:57 PM
Saw "My Best Friend's Girl" today. It made me laugh. The protagonist really did act like an a-hole.

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Post by: Perley on August 13, 2010, 08:33:15 PM
Just got back from Scott Pilgrim. I found it very entertaining. The concept and the story made for a funny combination. Makes me want to play the game now. Worth seeing again anyways.
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Post by: Ragnarok-Sabin on August 14, 2010, 07:06:13 PM
Went to see Scott Pilgrim vs The World. It's been a long time since I enjoyed a movie this much, and it'll be the first time in years I'll go see one multiple times in theaters--I may go again more than once.

I'll be buying this the day it comes out on Blu-Ray, no questions. Loved every second.
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Post by: CastNuri on August 14, 2010, 09:14:54 PM
Rosemary's Baby.

Still as creepy as I remember it to be.
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Post by: Lard on August 14, 2010, 09:41:18 PM
Centurion

It was okay.
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Post by: (Tunnels) on August 15, 2010, 03:05:33 AM
Also saw Scott Pilgrim. It definitely captured the appeal and charm of the graphic novels, and Cera wasn't bad as Scott, although I still dunno if I would have chosen him for the role. Kieran Culkin was wonderful as Wallace though, as was Emily Wong as Knives.
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Post by: insertnamehere on August 16, 2010, 05:35:38 PM
saw Inception and I'm probably gonna need to watch it again someday to completely "get it" since everything I read about it was good and stuff, so I was expecting to get it with my brain turned off.
and also watched all of sixteen candles (previously only saw bits and pieces of it) for the first time andddd this movie is a excellent example of being rated incorrectly (should be at least PG-13)
but I love John Hughes and probably going to watch breakfast club soon.
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Post by: CastNuri on August 18, 2010, 09:46:11 PM
Saw "Boys From Brazil" and thought it was quite good.
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Post by: Sagacious-T on August 20, 2010, 04:24:59 AM
Just watched Pi

it waso k
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Post by: Azrael on August 20, 2010, 10:07:05 AM
and also watched all of sixteen candles (previously only saw bits and pieces of it) for the first time andddd this movie is a excellent example of being rated incorrectly (should be at least PG-13)

It's more the age of the movie rather than incorrect rating.  People were willing to tolerate a lot more in the past.  I recently watched The Goonies again, which came out I believe the same year, and which I watched as a kid, and would today have been rated higher than it was back then.  And that is something true of many many movies from those days.
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Post by: Lard on August 20, 2010, 10:08:12 AM
Salt. It was boring.
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Post by: GrimReality on August 20, 2010, 03:39:57 PM
The Punisdher - hahahahahahahahahaha. It sucked

The Wolfman - rather boring. Nice to look at, though
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Post by: Perley on August 20, 2010, 07:59:31 PM
Inception is by far one of the best movies I have ever seen in my life. Leo's best performance I have ever seen. Not only the mind fuck of the year, but for me, I haven't been as excited and blown away by a movie concept since Donnie Darko. I think I may even go see it again this weekend. Definitely buying this movie the day it come out on Blu Ray (and also buying a Blu Ray player to go with it heh).
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Post by: Sagacious-T on August 20, 2010, 10:37:38 PM
It feels like the idea can go so much further though. I hope they make a sequel thats just over the top
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Post by: Starmongoose on August 20, 2010, 11:33:15 PM
It feels like the idea can go so much further though. I hope they make a sequel thats just over the top

You mean like, go inside the mind of an RPG player and the entire subconscious to be populated by elves and dwarfs? :P
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Post by: Lard on August 21, 2010, 04:46:32 AM
Legion - terrible ending

Clash of the Titans (remake) - Fuck them for dissing Bubo.
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Post by: Tooker on August 21, 2010, 11:37:40 AM
It feels like the idea can go so much further though. I hope they make a sequel thats just over the top

You mean like, go inside the mind of an RPG player and the entire subconscious to be populated by elves and dwarfs? :P

Or Disgaea's item world? ;)
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Post by: Starmongoose on August 22, 2010, 02:28:49 PM
Rocky Horror Picture Show! Havn't watched it in like two years but could still sing a long with the music. <3
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Post by: GrimReality on August 24, 2010, 11:52:18 AM
Lawrence of Arabia - Movie dork that I am, I had never seen this until now. Damn, this thing was long. I watched it over two nights. It was quite epic, especially for a 60's movie. Beautifully filmed. I was(and remain) confused about Lawrence, though. Not at ALL was I was expecting. He's so....effeminate. Doesn't at all seem the leader type. Hard to believe all those Arabs would actually follow him. On the whole, I enjoyed the film, but it was far from perfect.
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Post by: Dice on August 24, 2010, 10:03:00 PM
Saw Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.  One of the best movies I've ever seen.
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Post by: GrimReality on August 25, 2010, 02:22:10 PM
Ninja Assassin - This was totally fun. The movie is just a series of action set pieces with some boring stuff stuck in between. The story is NOT why I wanted to see this, and the filmmakers know that. Surprisingly bloody, too. I really enjoyed it.
 
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Post by: Starmongoose on August 28, 2010, 06:19:40 PM
Just watched Monsters vs Aliens, I know, ages old, but I was put off by all the "meh" reviews.

I enjoyed it though, my Insectosaurus plush is on its way!


It's hard having an uncontrollable love for cute things when you are a guy :(

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Post by: Lard on August 28, 2010, 09:15:34 PM
Watched all three Mad Max movies today for the first time in years.

First is kind of boring, second is great, third is okay.
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Post by: Tooker on August 28, 2010, 10:36:33 PM
Watched The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus last night.  Looks like technology finally caught up to Terry Gilliam's imagination.  Really liked it, and thought they did a great job of explaining why Heath Ledger only played the character through part of the movie.

Is it just me, though, or is Verne Troyer really not much of an actor?  I mean, I don't hate the guy or anything, but it seemed to me that everything he says comes off with exactly the same emotion, and generally like he's reading a line rather than saying something he really thinks.
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Post by: Superflat on August 31, 2010, 01:15:39 AM
I just finished Summer Wars (dir. Mamoru Hosoda, 2009). It was phenomenal. It's directed by the same guy who did The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (which was also amazing) and Digimon (which was also amazing, don't lie to yourself).
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Post by: (Tunnels) on August 31, 2010, 05:57:28 PM
I just finished Summer Wars (dir. Mamoru Hosoda, 2009). It was phenomenal. It's directed by the same guy who did The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (which was also amazing) and Digimon (which was also amazing, don't lie to yourself).

I watched that a couple weeks ago myself. It was amazing, and very very pretty.
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Post by: Azrael on August 31, 2010, 08:50:27 PM
Watched The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus last night.  Looks like technology finally caught up to Terry Gilliam's imagination.  Really liked it, and thought they did a great job of explaining why Heath Ledger only played the character through part of the movie.

Is it just me, though, or is Verne Troyer really not much of an actor?  I mean, I don't hate the guy or anything, but it seemed to me that everything he says comes off with exactly the same emotion, and generally like he's reading a line rather than saying something he really thinks.

I also just watched this movie.  Terry Gilliam is a fucking brilliant lunatic.  And this is coming from someone who HATES Monty Python (I've gotten plenty of crap for it in the past, but I really don't enjoy their humor and tend to fall asleep through their movies).  Seriously though, I want to get inside Gilliam's head (and I guess Charles McKeown as well) and find out where all this crap comes from.  They really did pull it off well with the other actors, although Jude Law's part felt a bit weird to me.  I like him as an actor, just I guess his mannerisms compared to Depp and Farrell felt off.  Also, I really didn't get that feeling at all from Verne in this movie.  I think he did a good job with his role.
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Post by: Tooker on August 31, 2010, 09:14:10 PM
Yeah, I agree that Jude Law was the odd man out there.  Oh well.  He doesn't suck or anything, but like you said, he didn't quite gel with the other guys.  And maybe I was too hard on Verne - I'm totally watching that movie again for the commentary and such, so I'll give him another chance. :)

Terry Gilliam's other movies are cool too - Baron Munchausen, Brazil, Twelve Monkeys, Time Bandits, Fear and Loathing... he's made some great stuff.  (Fun fact, I briefly worked with Hunter S. Thompson's son last year!)  It's sad to know how hard it's been for him to get his movies made, but I think Parnassus wasn't as big a struggle as the others, despite the fact that a main cast member died.

As for Monty Python, I rented/borrowed/something the first few DVDs of the series once, watched them, and realized that it's not a show for me.  I still see the box set from time to time, used for about $100, and I think about getting it, even though I know I don't like it.  I do enjoy the movies, though - at least Holy Grail and Life of Brian (which I realize are the cliche movies to like).
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Post by: Dice on September 01, 2010, 04:01:34 PM
Summer Wars

A 2009 anime.  It seems to mix up the genres of the three major film conventions...
- girl tricks boy into saying they're enganged to impress family/friends
- one of them "back home" flicks where a big family reunites and you see the wackiness unfold
- um, some sort of online digital world that does a lot of things starts going haywire

Interesting story - some much too unnecessary (I think we could have lost a lot of the family drama, the online stuff is way cooler).  If you wanna know how else this movies is - it's ...like a retelling of the first Digimon movie to almost a tee.  The online world even uses an orange/red lineart instead of black.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GxoigXpBsM Digimon: Our War Game
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV8wtBwfUEY&feature=related Summer Wars
It's almost hilarious - if only Japanese sued more often, they'd win this one.
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Post by: Tooker on September 01, 2010, 06:02:06 PM
Over the course of this week, I've watched all of season 4 of Heroes (the last season).  I saw part of it when it originally aired, but then had something in real life take over that time slot.

I was pretty satisfied with how the series ended, even though they really didn't intend for it to be a series finale.  I liked (last episode spoilers)

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that Sylar got some redemption, Peter got some closure, and so did Hiro and Charlie.  I was SOO glad that they didn't leave us wondering if Hiro got the people to a safe place and time.  I foresaw something like the time that he got zapped back to medieval Japan, and I didn't like that idea for him, Ando, and a bunch of carnies they don't know.
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Post by: Starmongoose on September 02, 2010, 09:45:19 AM
Just finished watching "Quills", I thought it was great amusement. Very funny.

I'm down with one of my chronic ear infections so usually I line up a few movies I want to watch in preparation. That was one of them.

Next is "Hable con ella", and eventually The Three Colours Trilogy (Blue, White, Red) - I hear many good things.
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Post by: insertnamehere on September 04, 2010, 08:18:31 PM
Get (http://www.movietickets.com/movie_detail.asp?movie_id=79307) Low (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1194263/)
good life and death story, has a good sense of humor
a few lines in it sounded like gibberish to me though
that name makes it sound like it's the opposite of a stoner movie (again, dumb joke)
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Post by: CDFN on September 06, 2010, 10:04:33 AM
Behind enemy lines. There have been some intense and memorable movies based on WW2 and this is one of them. It's cruel and violent but touching at the same time. Initially it seems to be about a large scale conflict (nazis invading Stalingrad), but it's really about a duel between 2 snipers, the very best on either side, that reminded me of that boss fight in MGS3. It's intense.
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Post by: Azrael on September 06, 2010, 11:39:46 AM
I think you mean "Enemy at the Gates."  Behind Enemy Lines was about the Bosnian war and a hotshot pilot.  I thought Enemy at the Gates was alright, but I really didn't think it was all that memorable, as a WW2 movie, or as a movie in general really.

I watched Trainspotting the other night.  What a sick, fucked up, intense (while oddly calm) movie.  Really well done, and really tugs at different emotions in just the right way.  The acting was pretty terrific throughout.  I can't believe I waited so long to put it on.
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Post by: Tooker on September 06, 2010, 12:26:16 PM
Watched The Quick and the Dead last night.  It's fun and slightly silly, and Leonardo DiCaprio looks like a freaking BABY in it, even though he was 20 years old.
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Post by: CDFN on September 06, 2010, 06:17:50 PM
I think you mean "Enemy at the Gates."  Behind Enemy Lines was about the Bosnian war and a hotshot pilot.  I thought Enemy at the Gates was alright, but I really didn't think it was all that memorable, as a WW2 movie, or as a movie in general really.

I watched Trainspotting the other night.  What a sick, fucked up, intense (while oddly calm) movie.  Really well done, and really tugs at different emotions in just the right way.  The acting was pretty terrific throughout.  I can't believe I waited so long to put it on.

Yeah that's it.
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Post by: CastNuri on September 07, 2010, 04:04:51 PM
I saw "Toy Story 3" and "Scott Pilgrim vs the World" today.

Absolutely adored the former. My sister cried from the last 15 minutes onwards, wouldn't stop until half-an-hour after it. Thought that Scott Pilgrim was completely over the top and epic, enjoyed it tremendously.
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Post by: Perley on September 08, 2010, 08:36:45 AM
Watched "Harry Brown". A decent movie but not entirely recommendable. It's always good to see Michael Cane strut his stuff as the cool headed good guy.
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Post by: CastNuri on September 08, 2010, 11:16:12 PM
Got around to watching "Kick-Ass", thought it was really good and entertaining. Felt a little long though.
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Post by: CastNuri on September 22, 2010, 10:05:45 PM
Ooh, double-post.

Saw "In & Out" for the umpteenth time (it never gets old, imo) and finally saw "The Blind Side", which was entertaining enough.

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Post by: Azrael on September 23, 2010, 12:19:51 AM
I have finally seen Citizen Kane.  I don't know what else to say.
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Post by: Starmongoose on September 27, 2010, 05:32:08 PM
Blue Velvet


"BABY WANTS TO FAAAACK"

I enjoyed the movie, as far as I enjoy anything David Lynch can do. It's practically perfect, though it lacks a good narrative. I 'spose that's the problem with being "postmodern". I'm happy letting most of the film being a mystery, though one thing bugs me and it hurts that i'll probably never get an answer for it.

Why does Frank fetishize blue velvet? Is it something he witnessed as a kid (That's what i'm leaning for since he calls Dorothy "Mommy" and makes her call him "Daddy"), or is it symbolic for something? It's the only mystery I would like to know.
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Post by: Dincrest on September 27, 2010, 05:58:25 PM
Over the weekend, I saw Killer Klowns from Outer Space with some friends.  The movie was stupid, fun, and stupidly fun. 
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Post by: Tooker on September 27, 2010, 06:53:09 PM
That reminds me - podcast all y'all might want to check out: FilmSack.  Good stuff.  They watch movies that are generally crappy or forgotten about, although not exclusively, and talk about them.  They did an episode on Killer Klowns. :)
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Post by: insertnamehere on October 01, 2010, 01:07:19 AM
Over the weekend, I saw Killer Klowns from Outer Space with some friends. The movie was stupid, fun, and stupidly fun.

oh i saw a commercial for that on tv a little while ago
and watch amityville horror on that same channel
it was good except that it had an iffy ending.
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Post by: Dice on October 02, 2010, 06:21:57 PM
I watched Wallstreet 2.

Gordon Gecko, it was nice having you back. =)
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Post by: Azrael on October 02, 2010, 08:00:55 PM
I watched Iron Man 2.  I thought it was pretty terrible.  Mickey Rourke was awesome.  Seeing War Machine be...well War Machine was awesome.  But the movie was crap. 
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Post by: Dice on October 02, 2010, 09:55:54 PM
I watched Iron Man 2.  I thought it was pretty terrible.  Mickey Rourke was awesome.  Seeing War Machine be...well War Machine was awesome.  But the movie was crap. 

THat movie was character, not plot.
And Mickey Rourke must be the creepiest looking man alive.
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Post by: CastNuri on October 02, 2010, 10:24:48 PM
Signs.

I love this movie, Joaquin Phoenix plays one of my favourite characters of all time. :P
 
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Post by: Azrael on October 02, 2010, 11:36:41 PM
THat movie was character, not plot.
And Mickey Rourke must be the creepiest looking man alive.

Even the characters sucked.  They were flat the entire movie.  I just liked Mickey Rourke because he looked badass while doing badass things, but his character was a HORRIBLE villain.  In fact, I have no idea why the chose to put Whiplash in the movie and in such a terrible way.  I was sorely disappointed with this movie.  They might as well have just taken out every single word of speech and blown shit up for the whole movie.  It would've been much better.
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Post by: Dice on October 03, 2010, 12:19:11 AM
THat movie was character, not plot.
And Mickey Rourke must be the creepiest looking man alive.

Even the characters sucked.  They were flat the entire movie.  I just liked Mickey Rourke because he looked badass while doing badass things, but his character was a HORRIBLE villain.  In fact, I have no idea why the chose to put Whiplash in the movie and in such a terrible way.  I was sorely disappointed with this movie.  They might as well have just taken out every single word of speech and blown shit up for the whole movie.  It would've been much better.

Haha, c'mon.  You're looking at a film that was approved when Iron Man 1 opened with a big box office that Friday night. :P
What did you expect? Thats a mind number, you sit and enjoy what you can haha
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Post by: Starmongoose on October 03, 2010, 12:21:49 AM
I fell asleep watching it.

Which surprised me because there sure are loads of loud 'splosions.
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Post by: Azrael on October 03, 2010, 11:11:15 AM
Haha, c'mon.  You're looking at a film that was approved when Iron Man 1 opened with a big box office that Friday night. :P
What did you expect? Thats a mind number, you sit and enjoy what you can haha

That's no excuse.  They may as well have not made the film then.  I expect a well made movie, which they really could have done because Iron Man was decent for the kind of movie they intended.  This one just did everything wrong.  It's like someone took a canvas, started spinning it, and then just started throwing shit at it and said, "There's your movie."  I enjoyed what I could, but it really wasn't much at all.  Really the only good scene in the movie was the fight where you get to REALLY see War Machine in action.  And even that was a bit of a let down.  This movie had the potential to be good but all they did was essentially pack in a million little things to set up The Avengers, which I have this crazy feeling is just not gonna be that great.
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Post by: Dice on October 03, 2010, 12:25:55 PM
Haha, c'mon.  You're looking at a film that was approved when Iron Man 1 opened with a big box office that Friday night. :P
What did you expect? Thats a mind number, you sit and enjoy what you can haha

That's no excuse.  They may as well have not made the film then.  I expect a well made movie, which they really could have done because Iron Man was decent for the kind of movie they intended.  This one just did everything wrong.  It's like someone took a canvas, started spinning it, and then just started throwing shit at it and said, "There's your movie."  I enjoyed what I could, but it really wasn't much at all.  Really the only good scene in the movie was the fight where you get to REALLY see War Machine in action.  And even that was a bit of a let down.  This movie had the potential to be good but all they did was essentially pack in a million little things to set up The Avengers, which I have this crazy feeling is just not gonna be that great.

It's not an excuse, it's more of a Hollywood-fact. 
I loved the action myself - maybe the CG team got pissy and tired to do a lot of them, or the studio got greedy and didn't want to fund as much.  The movie is entertaining, like Spiderman 2... a similarily like S2, too much silly drama.
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Post by: Azrael on October 03, 2010, 12:57:52 PM
It's not a Hollywood fact.  It's like you're saying I shouldn't be critical of a movie and should only look for what's good.

Also, I didn't think it was entertaining, at all.  And I certainly didn't go in expecting it to suck, otherwise I wouldn't have bothered.  Iron Man was entertaining.  Iron Man 2 was a shit show.  The movie was ultimately fan service, the problem is they didn't know which fans to service, Iron Man fans, or just action movie fans.  There was absolutely NO reason for Black Widow, or just S.H.E.I.L.D. in general, to be in the movie, but for some reason they want to hype up The Avengers in every related movie rather than just doing it actually inside The Avengers movie.  It was just a completely mindless movie.  I am curious as to what you found entertaining about it?
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Post by: Dice on October 03, 2010, 05:07:29 PM
It's not a Hollywood fact.  It's like you're saying I shouldn't be critical of a movie and should only look for what's good.

Also, I didn't think it was entertaining, at all.  And I certainly didn't go in expecting it to suck, otherwise I wouldn't have bothered.  Iron Man was entertaining.  Iron Man 2 was a shit show.  The movie was ultimately fan service, the problem is they didn't know which fans to service, Iron Man fans, or just action movie fans.  There was absolutely NO reason for Black Widow, or just S.H.E.I.L.D. in general, to be in the movie, but for some reason they want to hype up The Avengers in every related movie rather than just doing it actually inside The Avengers movie.  It was just a completely mindless movie.  I am curious as to what you found entertaining about it?

Haha no, no, I meant it's a Hollywood Fact that Hollywood will cash in on a part II if the Friday night box-office hit number 1.
Plus, it's all about money.  Producers will fund whatever can hit home to most people.  Iron Man has a looong history, and it's not easy to do a film for fans - you never know how many of them are, plus they're a fickle bunch to please.  What they did was try to hit in between.  An action movie about an awesome comic hero.

I thought it was entertaining at the very least - I love Rob Downy Jr, and prefer Cheadle to Terrance Howard anyways.

One thing I hate, that plagued both titles, was the impossible technology and how much I wanted it.
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Post by: insertnamehere on October 04, 2010, 01:02:50 AM
It seemed to me like she meant it was a sad thing about blockbuster movies like that having little effort/thought or time/money put into them because most people that go to a movie like that want lots and lots of mind-numbing action with little depth, so hollywood takes advantage of that.
most people (except probably Stan Lee) that work on movies this huge only care to make a profit and fans are forced to put up with it.
I thought it was decent, but a lot of things about it felt out of place and/or should have been put in future sequels.
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Post by: Lard on October 04, 2010, 02:43:45 AM
Iron Man 2 - It was okay

Jonah Hex - Meh
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Post by: CastNuri on October 04, 2010, 12:58:36 PM
Caught most of "C.R.A.Z.Y" last night and quite liked it. The main actor reminded me of the boys from "Boys from Brazil".

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Post by: Esper_Crusader on October 06, 2010, 11:20:22 PM
I just watched FROZEN and it was quite good. It's nice to have some good psychological horror films to break up the usual slasher fare that's all over the place.
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Post by: ShadowLaguna on October 08, 2010, 09:12:42 AM
Just finished watching Metallica's Some Kind of Monster doco (seeing them live in 5 days). It made me understand the reason behind St. Anger, and why they made it.............................but it's still a horrid album.

Good doco, though. If you're a Metallica fan, watch it.
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Post by: Dincrest on October 11, 2010, 12:39:57 AM
Just finished watching Metallica's Some Kind of Monster doco (seeing them live in 5 days). It made me understand the reason behind St. Anger, and why they made it.............................but it's still a horrid album.

Good doco, though. If you're a Metallica fan, watch it.

My favorite part was the bit with Dave Mustaine.  His quote of "It's been really hard Lars watching everything you do and everything you touch turn to gold and everything I do fucking backfires.  Now there are those that they may call my backfires complete success but do I like being second best?  No" (or something like that) really resonated with me in 2008-2009 when I saw Monster, owing to my life station at the time.

Oh, and I saw Resident Evil: Aftermath with some friends.  It was a shallow, but fun/explodey action flick.  Nothing particularly scary, gruesome, or shocking in terms of seat-jumps.  Just a shallow, fun, explodey, over the top action flick with a massive cliffhanger ending. The soundtrack was surprisingly good; easily the best part of the flick.
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Post by: CastNuri on October 16, 2010, 06:23:30 PM
Saw the first episode of "Pillars of the Earth" today... not a movie but it was two hours long anyhow. The show has been receiving mixed reviews but I think it's quite entertaining. A near zero understanding of English royal history may be the cause. It's all just fiction to me. :P

Also caught "Ever After" on telly (I hate some of the acting in this film) and I'm probably going to see "Ghostbusters" for the umpteenth time this evening.
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Post by: Tooker on October 16, 2010, 07:51:14 PM
Gah - I've watched way too much stuff lately.

Finally saw Evil Dead 1 & 2 for the first time, and I'm watching Army of Darkness for about the 4th or 5th time right now.  Still my favorite of the 3.  Didn't actually care for the first two that much, although #2 was better than #1.

Rented The Book of Eli from Redbox and liked it so much I bought it the next day.  There were definitely a bunch of times where I thought "this is totally Fallout: The Movie."

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I thought the "Denzel Washington = Daredevil" thing of the ending was a little weird, but at least the details I could remember from throughout the movie were consistent with it.  Also, I think the idea was that he was truly led by God, even in battle.  Don't know - I guess that even though I'm not a churchy guy these days, I still liked the way he lived his faith, as opposed to Gary Oldman's character, trying to use faith as a weapon.
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on October 17, 2010, 11:43:13 AM
I watched Super Troopers and 13 Ghosts for the millionth time last night. Always fun.
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Post by: Dice on October 17, 2010, 05:03:20 PM
Rented The Book of Eli from Redbox and liked it so much I bought it the next day.  There were definitely a bunch of times where I thought "this is totally Fallout: The Movie."

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I thought the "Denzel Washington = Daredevil" thing of the ending was a little weird, but at least the details I could remember from throughout the movie were consistent with it.  Also, I think the idea was that he was truly led by God, even in battle.  Don't know - I guess that even though I'm not a churchy guy these days, I still liked the way he lived his faith, as opposed to Gary Oldman's character, trying to use faith as a weapon.

I think you have to take it for what it is - the Church but is a simple matter of fact, and faith and the bible played a major role in early history.  Faith to people in a hopeless time, I don't care who you are, you'd likely listen (stretch this to other scenarios).  Besides, I think it was well countered.
I LOVED how the Bible was perceived in three different, if not historically accurate ways:
-as a tool of faith
-as a tool to rule
-as a tool of knowledge/meditation/wisdom.

I'm not trying to advocate Christianity - but (and in my opinion, like many religions) they have words of good value, morals, and some wisdom (be it fiction or not).

Watched Caddyshack - this movie is fucken great.  Aged really well for the most part, and I think Chevy Chase's character cannot be outmatched.
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Post by: Tooker on October 17, 2010, 08:12:25 PM
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when they put it on the shelf at the end, it was next to other religions' holy books, which said to me that they were trying to preserve all of the wisdom of the past that they could.  A very different goal than Gary Oldman's.
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Post by: Perley on October 18, 2010, 07:48:53 AM
Watched Caddyshack - this movie is fucken great.  Aged really well for the most part, and I think Chevy Chase's character cannot be outmatched.

Hahah yes! I always loved Bill Murray's character in that movie as well. *starts doing the gopher dance at the end of the movie* Also nothing beats Rodney Dangerfield's wise cracks.

Watched Iron Man 2 again. Still love it, still can't wait for an avenger's movie.
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Post by: Yoda on October 19, 2010, 02:44:52 PM
got around to seeing 500 Days of Summer. For the most part a good movie for it's genre, but still has some heavy-handed writing. Her name was AUTUMN? PAAAAHLEASE
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Post by: Dice on October 19, 2010, 03:09:23 PM
got around to seeing 500 Days of Summer. For the most part a good movie for it's genre, but still has some heavy-handed writing. Her name was AUTUMN? PAAAAHLEASE

The point is: that movie has the HAPPIEST ending ever.... Autumn is hotter than Summer, and thats a lesson to take home with you.
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Post by: GrimReality on October 19, 2010, 03:17:42 PM
got around to seeing 500 Days of Summer. For the most part a good movie for it's genre, but still has some heavy-handed writing. Her name was AUTUMN? PAAAAHLEASE

The point is: that movie has the HAPPIEST ending ever.... Autumn is hotter than Summer, and thats a lesson to take home with you.

I loved that movie. Zooey is freakin' adorable. Plus, I totally sympathized with the guys(I forget his name) situation, as I was in a similar one awhile back.
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Post by: Blace on October 19, 2010, 03:44:25 PM
That movie was indeed amazing. SOOO much better than the crap spewed out by Hollywood under the label of a romantic comedy. It was honest, somewhat cold, but still hopeful and heartwarming. Just an all around great time.
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Post by: Yoda on October 19, 2010, 03:45:11 PM
got around to seeing 500 Days of Summer. For the most part a good movie for it's genre, but still has some heavy-handed writing. Her name was AUTUMN? PAAAAHLEASE

The point is: that movie has the HAPPIEST ending ever.... Autumn is hotter than Summer, and thats a lesson to take home with you.

Yeah but my point is they could have left the drawing starting over w/ autumn and at #1 instead of beating us over the head over with it.

I still liked the movie but that's just how i feel about the ending.

Also, Autumn > Summer
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Post by: Dice on October 20, 2010, 12:46:43 AM
got around to seeing 500 Days of Summer. For the most part a good movie for it's genre, but still has some heavy-handed writing. Her name was AUTUMN? PAAAAHLEASE

The point is: that movie has the HAPPIEST ending ever.... Autumn is hotter than Summer, and thats a lesson to take home with you.

I loved that movie. Zooey is freakin' adorable. Plus, I totally sympathized with the guys(I forget his name) situation, as I was in a similar one awhile back.

I like Zooey... except her voice.  She sounds like a muppet at the best of times.  That, and her roles tend to be the chick who's all free-spirited and all like "if you don't like your job...then quit".  NOT THAT EASY!!  PICK ANOTHER ROLE PLZ.

Love that movie, awesome to see Joseph Gordon Levitt really rise above his 3rd Rock From the Sun role - he's really come into his own lately.
Ineteresting to see so many guys like it too.  I think as Blace pointed out, it helps that's not typical rom-com-sit-com kind of situations - much more realistic, but still never forgot to have fun with it.
Little Sis was a good example: "Uh, just this guy with Brad Pitt's face and Jesus' abs..."
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Post by: Yoda on October 20, 2010, 12:54:34 AM
I wasn't a fan of Zoe either. Her delivery is kind of robotic. I really liked some of the artistic scenes in the movie, him sketching the LA skyline for instance.

JGL rules man. Awesome in Inception.
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Post by: Yoda on October 25, 2010, 01:14:26 PM
Labyrinth yesterday. Movie isn't as freaky as I remember but still is cool. Some interesting themes and visuals, plus it's basically a great film version of an RPG.

Family member on a quest to save a sibling. Gathers a party along the way, a dungeon crawl, party member betrayal and redemption, and everything sort of returning to normal at the end... OR DOES IT?!
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Post by: GrimReality on October 25, 2010, 02:24:34 PM
Labyrinth yesterday. Movie isn't as freaky as I remember but still is cool. Some interesting themes and visuals, plus it's basically a great film version of an RPG.

Family member on a quest to save a sibling. Gathers a party along the way, a dungeon crawl, party member betrayal and redemption, and everything sort of returning to normal at the end... OR DOES IT?!
The movie when I totally got a crush on Jennifer Connelly. I still have a thing for her, but she's a bit emaciated nowadays. Too bad.


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Post by: Tooker on October 25, 2010, 02:32:33 PM
Pants, magic pants.
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Post by: Yoda on October 25, 2010, 02:57:43 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iBuNz7Kv1jk/TJK8w3Dn4WI/AAAAAAAAA40/3QCtsEeQIQY/s1600/Jareth2.jpg)
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Post by: Dincrest on October 25, 2010, 05:01:33 PM
I was just talking about that flick with a couple of friends while we were in a corn maze this past weekend.  Most recently, I saw Ernest Scared Stupid and Corpse Bride with friends.  And I mentioned seeing Resident Evil: Aftermath in 3D earlier in the month.
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Post by: Dice on October 25, 2010, 08:57:47 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iBuNz7Kv1jk/TJK8w3Dn4WI/AAAAAAAAA40/3QCtsEeQIQY/s1600/Jareth2.jpg)

Hmmm... Mmmmm...  Hm?

I watched Weird Al's odd and awesome movie debut, UHF.
Some quality moments...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfvLcozLwtE - Gandhi 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZHoHaAYHq8 - Conan the Librarian
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Post by: Starmongoose on October 25, 2010, 09:30:58 PM
Labyrinth yesterday. Movie isn't as freaky as I remember but still is cool. Some interesting themes and visuals, plus it's basically a great film version of an RPG.

Family member on a quest to save a sibling. Gathers a party along the way, a dungeon crawl, party member betrayal and redemption, and everything sort of returning to normal at the end... OR DOES IT?!
The movie when I totally got a crush on Jennifer Connelly. I still have a thing for her, but she's a bit emaciated nowadays. Too bad.




This was the movie that totally gave me a crush on David Bowie.
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Post by: Tooker on October 25, 2010, 10:03:16 PM
I watched Weird Al's odd and awesome movie debut, UHF.
Some quality moments...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfvLcozLwtE - Gandhi 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZHoHaAYHq8 - Conan the Librarian

That movie is awesome.

Watched "The Haunting of Molly Hartley."  Not terrible, but WAY too reliant on the startle scare.  "La la la, I'm just walking down the hall... Oh, holy crap, a cat!"  Over and over and over.
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Post by: Yoda on October 26, 2010, 12:33:16 AM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iBuNz7Kv1jk/TJK8w3Dn4WI/AAAAAAAAA40/3QCtsEeQIQY/s1600/Jareth2.jpg)

Hmmm... Mmmmm...  Hm?

I watched Weird Al's odd and awesome movie debut, UHF.
Some quality moments...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfvLcozLwtE - Gandhi 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZHoHaAYHq8 - Conan the Librarian

That's the kind of shit I grew up on. I don't like the dude that throws animals out of the window but I did like the fire hydrant that blasts the kid
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Post by: sandiny0ursh0es on October 26, 2010, 12:58:49 PM
Not a movie, but Seasons 1 and 2 of Parks and Recreation is on Netflix Instant Watch and it is quite hilarious. I heart Amy Poehler and Aziz Ansari.
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Post by: CastNuri on October 27, 2010, 05:25:41 PM
Saw "Easy A" today and thought it was quite funny. Not amazing or anything but some of the jokes were priceless. Emma Stone did a good job, I think. :P
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on October 29, 2010, 10:18:03 AM
Watched KILL BILL pts. 1&2 again this morning.  It's in my top 5 movies of all time. Love it!  Great action, characters, story and music.  What's not to love?
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Post by: Yoda on November 01, 2010, 01:25:11 AM
Watched Paranormal Activity the other night late and in the dark.


Freaked me the fuck out.
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Post by: Dincrest on November 01, 2010, 10:18:04 AM
Gotta watch Halloween on Halloween.  That movie is still as chilling as it ever was.  I don't care how many times you've seen it, that music is still the most frightening thing you'll ever hear and Myers himself is still the stuff of nightmares.  What a fantastic movie. 

One of my students told me earlier this month that for Halloween weekend, he was going to dress up as Michael Myers and he programmed the theme music into his cell phone so he'd play it every time he slowly approached.  I'll have to ask him if he did that the next time I see him. 
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Post by: CDFN on November 01, 2010, 11:23:58 AM
The expendables. I think they did a good job bringing that vibe of those old action flicks into a contemporary film, the choreography of the action scenes was pretty good. I was expecting something cheesy and over the top but I think they managed to avoid that, it's a good tribute to the movies these guys used to make back in the 80's, it doesn't take itself too seriously but it's not a parody either.
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Post by: Dice on November 01, 2010, 12:53:02 PM
The expendables. I think they did a good job bringing that vibe of those old action flicks into a contemporary film, the choreography of the action scenes was pretty good. I was expecting something cheesy and over the top but I think they managed to avoid that, it's a good tribute to the movies these guys used to make back in the 80's, it doesn't take itself too seriously but it's not a parody either.

I thought the major problem with it was that it *wasn't* a parody.  It was pretty bad save a few moments.  Micky Rourke looks like he got off the Iron Man 2 set and right into the Expendables (hair is the same).
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Post by: Yoda on November 01, 2010, 02:09:25 PM
I was let down by Expendables.

I was totally expecting a campy 80s style action movie w/ explosions and guys getting tossed around by springboards.

Instead... crappy cg effects. I also wanted more laffs between cast members, but it seems like good scenes w/ all of them in there were few and far between.
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Post by: CDFN on November 01, 2010, 04:03:37 PM
Resident Evil Afterlife, they really need to stop making these, at least it's better than the prequel, I think...

The taking of Pelham 123, very good movie, it's always nice to see Travolta back at his best, Denzel as superb as ever, the typical hostage situation plot takes a back seat to the interaction between the two characters.
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Post by: Yoda on November 04, 2010, 01:11:11 AM
Jackass 3D


Most important thing produced by Western Culture I say
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Post by: CastNuri on November 04, 2010, 06:19:25 PM
"The Fugitive" today, even better than the first time I saw it (was a significantly younger person).

Will prolly do my annual V for Vendetta screening this weekend too.

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Post by: Starmongoose on November 04, 2010, 06:37:52 PM
All through puberty I had to hide my typical teenage acne (It wasn't that bad) from my mother in fear that she would see it and - not unlike a lioness spotting a weak and injured young buffalo - pounce on me and try and squeeze it. Well, unfortunately I have also become one of those people and when my boyfriend said, offhandedly, that he had a sore spot on his back, I immediately tried to convince him to let me squeeze it, as its mere presence in the room was driving me insane, but he would not yield to me.

In the end he named his price for it. I had to watch Open Graves with him.


God, help us all.
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Post by: Yoda on November 05, 2010, 01:04:42 AM
"The Fugitive" today, even better than the first time I saw it (was a significantly younger person).

Will prolly do my annual V for Vendetta screening this weekend too.



V was one of those movies I loved and watched about a dozen times, killing my interest in it.

Another movie I did that to was Snatch.
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Post by: Azrael on November 05, 2010, 04:27:56 PM
Two most recently watched movies:

Mystery Team - If anyone likes/has heard of DerrickComedy then they'd probably like this movie.  Lots of silly laughs and the like.  Good fun.

Raging Bull - I think it's my least favorite Scorsese film...but I still enjoyed it.  Pesci made the movie for me and I think he played his role brilliantly. 
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Post by: Yoda on November 05, 2010, 05:14:22 PM
I love the part in Raging Bull where he's yelling at the neighbor out the window

"son of a bitch just called me an animal!"

Tonight going to watch Drag Me to Hell.


Yesterday saw some of Exit Through the Gift Shop
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Post by: Tooker on November 05, 2010, 10:48:09 PM
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.  For about the 800th time. :)
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Post by: Blace on November 05, 2010, 11:05:08 PM
How to Train Your Dragon and Solitary Man. Both were quite good.
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Post by: CDFN on November 06, 2010, 09:11:46 AM
Inception. I really enjoyed it.
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Post by: Yoda on November 08, 2010, 06:47:02 PM
Brick. I wanted to like it and the premise was great, but it took itself way too damn seriously for it's own good
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Post by: CastNuri on November 08, 2010, 07:14:14 PM
I think we need a new film topic, this is over a hundred pages now.

Saw Night at the Museum, or bits of it anyhow. :P
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Post by: Yoda on November 10, 2010, 10:55:38 PM
just watched Bad Lieutenant.


5 stars lol
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Post by: Esper_Crusader on November 11, 2010, 10:44:12 PM
I bought Scott Pilgrim the other day and have watched it 3 times already. It's great.
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Post by: sandiny0ursh0es on November 12, 2010, 12:21:22 PM
Going through Season 6 of the Office... not as funny as the earlier seasons. :(
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Post by: Yoda on November 12, 2010, 12:35:11 PM
I thought it had it's moments


This current season is lame as shit though.

Community and 30 Rock are golden though
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Post by: Tooker on November 12, 2010, 04:36:44 PM
Finally saw Scott Pilgrim.  Had read the comics (after the movie came out), and there were some things I liked better about the movie, some I liked better in the comics.
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Post by: CastNuri on November 12, 2010, 06:33:28 PM
I think the film had a subtly different vibe from the comics (but equal in magnitude, because I did get blown away by both!).

Saw "The Kids Are Alright." It wasn't as lighthearted as the trailer let on but there were some excellent laughs.

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Post by: Starmongoose on November 13, 2010, 05:50:21 PM
I liked the Scott Pilgrim in the comics a bit better than the one in the movie, but I think that's just to do with my indifference to Micheal Cera. (Note I said indifference, I don't hate him. No rotten tomatoes, please.)

I'm goin' super vegan! Woaaahhh
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Post by: Azrael on November 13, 2010, 06:28:04 PM
I watched Gone Baby, Gone.  A lot better than I expected.  I don't even know what to say about it really but I need to find someone else who has seen it to talk to them.
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Post by: Yoda on November 13, 2010, 06:50:13 PM
I watched 1/2 of that movie. You can have 1/2 a conversation with me.
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Post by: Dice on November 13, 2010, 09:28:26 PM
Quote
Finally saw Scott Pilgrim.  Had read the comics (after the movie came out), and there were some things I liked better about the movie, some I liked better in the comics.

I preferred the movie because I think it did a way better job with the "haha's" than the comic, which just sorta glazes over them.  Cera BARELY pulls it off, some parts he's okay, some parts he's clearly not right for.

Season 6 of the Office was pretty bad.  The first few seasons were made of gold and really took a dive.  I find this season a bit better.  I follow the general principle across ALL shows that once a baby is introduced, they've run out of ideas.  30 Rock has been great, they still haven't lost the "zany" factor that shines in a wit rarely seen in television.

Someone mention Night at the Museum.  The movie loses 2 stars for having Ben Stiller.  He plays the same role ALL THE DAMN TIME. BRR.

I saw Dirty Dancing.  The plot makes your IQ drop, but it's a great movie nonetheless. 

Inception is still genius to me.

Oscar is a movie no one has heard of, and any Stallone fan would have missed.

Tombstone's mah huckleberry (ba-dum-tss)

I also got sick recently, so I love watching fluff films to get over the illness.  I watched a bunch of Disney movies....
- The Little Mermaid.  Classic.  I love the chef scene the most ("Hee hee Hee HO HO HO").  The original story's story depressed me though and Disney's magic-love was appreciated.
-Pocahantas.  Decent.  I loved it as a kid, seeing it 3 times in theatre.  Poca was AMAZINGLY animated herself they used rotoscoping) and the historical inaccuracies are somewhat rectified in the much-worse second film.  It was nice to see non-talking animals for once...
-Aladdin.  I love this movie.  Aladdin is a fun, swift, and humble character and Jasmine is a less-typical princess.
-Lion King.  AKA; Bambi-Hamlet.  Great movie, well animated, and the music was wonderful.
-Beauty and the Beast.  I liked the Beast as an asshole better than a softie haha.  His palace is beautiful and the movie is wonderful in general.  I love the in-film font for the title, where "Beauty" is written like it was for soap-opera "Young and the Restless" haha
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Post by: Yoda on November 14, 2010, 12:19:18 AM
God Tombstone is so epic.

When Morgan gets shot and Wyatt is out in the storm losing his mind....

Probably in my top 5 movies. Every line by val kilmer is aces
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Post by: Tooker on November 14, 2010, 12:40:05 AM
Oscar is a movie no one has heard of, and any Stallone fan would have missed.

I've seen it. :)  Some parts of it are OK, others are almost intolerable.  Of course, I really REALLY hate mistaken identity plots.  So having parts be OK is saying something.
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Post by: insertnamehere on November 14, 2010, 01:26:24 PM
Some Like It Hot- it was good, but it ends a little to abruptly
Son of the Mask- this would be a perfect torture device for the Spanish Inquisition (only got about 20 minutes in)
Shawshank Redemption- decided to watch it again once I was done with that last one, it is excellent
Princess Bride- I saw/heard a lot of good things about it and had probably had too high expectations of it, so it was bleh
I feel like I'm forgetting one
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Post by: CastNuri on November 14, 2010, 01:39:14 PM
Oscar is a movie no one has heard of, and any Stallone fan would have missed.

I love that film. It's one of my favourites. :D
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Post by: Yoda on November 14, 2010, 02:43:22 PM
Was watching Casino the other night. I prefer to call it Goodfellas 2: Electric Sploogaboo
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Post by: Tooker on November 15, 2010, 01:10:49 PM
Saw Jonah Hex on the plane last night.  It was free, and I got what I paid for.
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Post by: Vanguard on November 15, 2010, 04:24:04 PM
Season 6 of the Office was pretty bad.  The first few seasons were made of gold and really took a dive.  I find this season a bit better.  I follow the general principle across ALL shows that once a baby is introduced, they've run out of ideas.  30 Rock has been great, they still haven't lost the "zany" factor that shines in a wit rarely seen in television.

Really? I mean, it's not on par with seasons two or three, but I though season 6 was the better of the following three. I do agree that