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Title: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
Post by: Meg on May 17, 2008, 08:35:33 PM
We'll see if we need a board for Media entertainment-- I'm hoping yes, but in the meantime, a thread is good.

Our gaming party (Josh, Zeke and I and our couple friend) went to see Price Caspian last night.

I was interested in it, liked Narnia a lot, but was wholly taken aback by how awesome this movie was.

Amazing, incredible cinematography.

And man, this is definitely a Slam-Bam-Thank you Ma'am movie!  There is about 20 minutes of set up and then the action starts and doesn't stop until the very end. 

Acting is awesome.  The kids are even better than they were, the kid who is Price Caspian was amazing, and the whole race of Spanish-esque people provided for amazing, brooding eye candy. 

Only complaints- A lot of God.  That Jesus Lion grated on me a little, but that's straight from the book so I can't say too much.
End (without giving anything away)- Modern song plays and sort of takes you out of the moment.

But I strongly recommend it.  Maybe going in with few expectations is the way to go, but go none the less.
Title: Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
Post by: Kai on May 25, 2008, 01:46:44 AM
Seeing how this was opening weekend for the new Indiana Jones movie, we took the opportunity to go see Iron Man. I had seen previews and knew I would probably like the film, but I was really impressed on how good it was.

Robert Downey Jr. was tremendous in the role of Tony Stark/Iron Man. They really nailed the casting on that one. Terrence Howard and Gwyneth Paltrow were also very good for their roles.

The movie was very fast paced and the action was good. The dialog was very clever and there were plenty of moments that had everyone in the theater laughing out loud.

 :D
Title: Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
Post by: Ubernoob on June 11, 2008, 08:54:14 PM
Gunna agree on Caspian.  Great acting, music, and CG, but the Jesus detracted.  If you cut out the Jesus, then Caspian could be as good as Iron Man.
Title: Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
Post by: Josh on June 14, 2008, 07:10:38 PM
Gunna agree on Caspian.  Great acting, music, and CG, but the Jesus detracted.  If you cut out the Jesus, then Caspian could be as good as Iron Man.
I hadn't thought of that, but I agree completely.
Title: Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
Post by: Meg on June 15, 2008, 01:01:58 AM
I'm in physical pain to think this much less write it but...

The Happening sucked.  It wasn't good at all.  Writing, directing, acting, all of it.  Save your money.  Rent it if you must.
Title: Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
Post by: PhoenixInferno on June 15, 2008, 01:34:01 AM
Taking Aslan out of C.S. Lewis' books and movies based on his books defeats the purpose of the books - and the movies.  At least the Walden Media Group would probably not have a reason to carry it.
Title: Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
Post by: Josh on June 15, 2008, 05:25:53 AM
Taking Aslan out of C.S. Lewis' books and movies based on his books defeats the purpose of the books - and the movies.  At least the Walden Media Group would probably not have a reason to carry it.
Taking racism out of the KKK defeats the purpose of that group too.  Can't see what the problem would be?

This is not a commentary against religion rather the "virtues" espoused by this movie.
Title: Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
Post by: Josh on June 15, 2008, 05:27:17 AM
I'm in physical pain to think this much less write it but...

The Happening sucked.  It wasn't good at all.  Writing, directing, acting, all of it.  Save your money.  Rent it if you must.

Quite possibly the worst movie ever.  There were two good jokes and some of the minor parts were well acted. 
Title: Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
Post by: dman11235 on June 15, 2008, 05:58:02 AM
Caspian was a mediocre movie.  It was decent, but far from mind blowing.  The books are far better.  Acting was good for the most part, I know some instances I was thinking that they could have done better.  They introduced completely irrelevant plot threads to the movie that just couldn't happen as well.  The CG was pretty well done though, that was one good point.  Cinematography was also good.  Though I fear that was the downfall, too much time spent on making it look sweet, and too little time on making it a good movie.  The Narnia tales have much potential, C. S. Lewis was a great story teller.  I was disappointed to see how it turned out.  Definitely did not live up to the expectations given by the trailers (especially the philosophy behind it).  I am wondering how you all thought it was such a great movie?  On a slightly related note: how many of you saw The Golden Compass?  I was excited to hear that it was made into a movie, but after I heard that it was made into one, I heard absolutely nothing else.  Was it good?  Bad?  Ugly?  Purdy?  A "sin against God"?

Iron Man, now that didn't live up quite to its expectations, but it's expectations were so high it doesn't even matter.  That one was a good movie.  Some issues with some acting, but mostly minor roles and hard to catch.  CG, well, that's done really well here.  Same with cinematography.  I definitely look forward to more Marvel adaptations, and hopefully the Hulk will not disappoint either.  I don't expect it to be as good as Iron Man, but hopefully it redeems itself for its other movie, and for the fact that I don't like the Hulk as much as other superheroes.  Maybe this one will make me like him.  He just seemed...superman-y in the other movie.  Anyways, back to glory.  The storyline wasn't too original (I mean, it's a superhero movie), but it was done in a way to remove many possible cliches.  This will be one of the top movies of this year.  The only question now: Dark Knight or Iron Man.  Which one takes the gold.  Then again, someone might surprise us.
Title: Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
Post by: Josh on June 15, 2008, 06:13:37 AM
Definitely did not live up to the expectations given by the trailers (especially the philosophy behind it).  I am wondering how you all thought it was such a great movie?  On a slightly related note: how many of you saw The Golden Compass?  I was excited to hear that it was made into a movie, but after I heard that it was made into one, I heard absolutely nothing else.  Was it good?  Bad?  Ugly?  Purdy?  A "sin against God"?


We hate the philosophy of prince caspian.  Pro sheep, trust in God don't do anything for yourself. 

PC was 20 minutes of boring foreplay followed by fighting, and some interludes to hear from the jesus lion.  The fighting was pretty good and the CGI is good too.  The foreplay was not too long and the jesus lion was not overpowering.


The golden compass movie was terrible, so God was pretty happy. 
Title: Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
Post by: Meg on June 15, 2008, 07:50:26 AM
I adore the Dark Materials series and was really excited for the Golden Compass and was insanely disappointed.  It just didn't get anything right and didn't even look super great to boot.  Not impressed. 

I actually just took out Price Caspian to re-read that since it's been... many many years.  Regardless though, I loved the movie.  Great action, looked beautiful, plot flowed well, didn't try to force too much in... wish the Jesus Lion had been a little more subtle, but other than that, I really liked it.
Title: Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
Post by: Ubernoob on June 17, 2008, 05:12:05 AM
Hulk was solid.  Better action than Iron Man, but weaker writing and music.  Iron Man was better, but Hulk is still a solid pick.
Title: Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
Post by: ImperiousLeader on June 18, 2008, 07:30:19 PM
I'm in physical pain to think this much less write it but...

The Happening sucked.  It wasn't good at all.  Writing, directing, acting, all of it.  Save your money.  Rent it if you must.

Eh, I'm just curious as to what Night's "twist" was, because I expected the movie to suck. His movies have all been a downward progression. He's got a very distinct style of filmmaking that has gotten rather tiresome, especially the half-stagey, half-stilted delivery of his dialogue.

I will +1 the recommendations for Iron Man, I really liked the movie.
Title: Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
Post by: bhu on June 19, 2008, 11:10:57 AM
If you like melancholy, brooding horror films try The Last Winter.

It has Ron Pearlman :D

SOme of the cgi could be better in a scene or two, but beyond that for a direct to video film was good.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=mY_BXNvbr8E
trailer
Title: Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
Post by: Meg on June 19, 2008, 08:20:17 PM
Eh, I'm just curious as to what Night's "twist" was, because I expected the movie to suck.

There was no twist.  None. 

You know in the Village where there were sort of 2 twists?  One put out sort of early and then another at the very end?  This one had the "twist" put out pretty early in the movie and then there wasn't one at the end.

I'll put it in spoiler quotes just incase someone really doesn't want to know, but the way the movie is being marketed reveals the "twist" in most cases.  And it literally comes up about 1/2 an hour in.

[spoiler]It's a "eco" terror movie.  Trees and plants fight their new enemy, humans, by releasing something that shuts off our self-preservation safety switch.

Yep.  That's it.

So they describe it as the trees evolving to deal with the threat-- but that this evolution was like over the last couple of years with existing trees. 

And apparently shutting off our self preservation trigger means people want to kill themselves as quickly as possible.  It also apparently means pain is shut off too because there are a few pretty gruesome deaths.

There were so many unanswered questions and unexplained things, like people just freezing and walking backwards.  Also, in each case, there was someone who wasn't affected, watching everyone else be very strange.  And it was never addressed!!  I seriously thought that they'd start looking at the commonalities of the people who weren't affected and figure out "well I was on claradin" and realize "wait, if this is a pollen of sorts put out by trees, let's just all take antihistamines!"  But no!  Nothing![/spoiler]

The plot and different points were so all over the place, there were so many inconsistencies, there was no hope to fight back or solve the problem... It just really wasn't good.
Title: Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
Post by: dman11235 on June 19, 2008, 08:43:10 PM
...That plot's almost as bad as Attack of the Killer Condoms.
Title: Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
Post by: Straw_Man on June 19, 2008, 08:47:26 PM
Eh, I'm just curious as to what Night's "twist" was, because I expected the movie to suck.

There was no twist.  None. 

You know in the Village where there were sort of 2 twists?  One put out sort of early and then another at the very end?  This one had the "twist" put out pretty early in the movie and then there wasn't one at the end.

I'll put it in spoiler quotes just incase someone really doesn't want to know, but the way the movie is being marketed reveals the "twist" in most cases.  And it literally comes up about 1/2 an hour in.

[spoiler]It's a "eco" terror movie.  Trees and plants fight their new enemy, humans, by releasing something that shuts off our self-preservation safety switch.

Yep.  That's it.

So they describe it as the trees evolving to deal with the threat-- but that this evolution was like over the last couple of years with existing trees. 

And apparently shutting off our self preservation trigger means people want to kill themselves as quickly as possible.  It also apparently means pain is shut off too because there are a few pretty gruesome deaths.

There were so many unanswered questions and unexplained things, like people just freezing and walking backwards.  Also, in each case, there was someone who wasn't affected, watching everyone else be very strange.  And it was never addressed!!  I seriously thought that they'd start looking at the commonalities of the people who weren't affected and figure out "well I was on claradin" and realize "wait, if this is a pollen of sorts put out by trees, let's just all take antihistamines!"  But no!  Nothing![/spoiler]

The plot and different points were so all over the place, there were so many inconsistencies, there was no hope to fight back or solve the problem... It just really wasn't good.

Sounds like the trainwreck has officially reached the station. Gods, and he did so well with Lady in Water, now I fear for the Avatar movie.
Title: Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
Post by: Ubernoob on June 19, 2008, 09:00:46 PM
That "twist" is made of Fael.
Title: Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
Post by: heffroncm on June 19, 2008, 11:52:40 PM
I saw "The Mist" recently.  It was alright.  Pretty standard survival horror throughout most.  I suggest sitting through it just for the ending.  I enjoyed, would not watch it again, and think it's worth watching if someone you know has rented it or some such.
Title: Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
Post by: dman11235 on June 20, 2008, 12:10:31 AM
Straw_Man, I've feared for the Avatar movie from the day I heard about it.  You are talking of The Last Airbender, and not Avatar, right?
Title: Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
Post by: Smudgy on June 20, 2008, 08:07:56 PM
Also, in each case, there was someone who wasn't affected, watching everyone else be very strange.  And it was never addressed!!

As I was watching the movie, I realized the same thing. I came up with a possibility. The people who were watching everyone else acting weird all had asthma, and had just gone on a long run. Their airway's had constricted, slowing the flow of the pollen into their systems, allowing them to watch everyone else for a short period of time before succumbing. Though if they had gone for a long run, you would think they'd be sweaty and out of breath, which they weren't. So perhaps instead they were actually plant people spies that had magically evolved overnight to integrate themselves into our society, and invited a bunch of people to parks to get them infected!

That seems a bit of a stretch though...but truthfully I wouldn't have been surprised if this was the case. I thought the movie was good at first, but the more and more I reflected upon it, the worse it became. Though I was startled at one momnet.

Spoiler Alert[spoiler]When they were driving along in the jeep, and all of a sudden those guys were hanging from the posts, that startled me. But then the scared chick in the backseat ruined the scene.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
Post by: BowenSilverclaw on June 20, 2008, 09:25:58 PM
I saw "The Mist" recently.  It was alright.  Pretty standard survival horror throughout most.  I suggest sitting through it just for the ending.  I enjoyed, would not watch it again, and think it's worth watching if someone you know has rented it or some such.
Maybe I'm just evil, but I thought the ending was pretty funny...
Title: Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
Post by: Meg on June 20, 2008, 10:59:01 PM
As I was watching the movie, I realized the same thing. I came up with a possibility.

Yeah, long run but then sat down with a friend, who was reading?  I kept waiting for the pollen issue to come up though.  I really thought that there would be something.  My prediction as I suggested was that they had seasonal allergies and were on a prescription allergy medicine that blocked the histamines.  But to just never even address it???

And the speaking tube?  WHY did the old woman even mention that??  Besides to set it up for later. 

It would be like dialoge going:
"Howdy stranger!  Come on into my house, it's red, has yellow wallpaper, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and I have a mole on my left ass cheek, just in case you wanted to shockingly discover it's me boing your wife later tonight."

Oh, and what about when they went to the unfriendly house
[spoiler]and the guy poked the gun out, shot the two kids, and they hovered over the kids, moaning and sad.  WHY did the guy just shoot the kids???  It's not like they tried to protect themselves at all.  They just stood in front of the gun themselves but nope, guess it was just the kids.  [/spoiler]

The other thing I was sort of hoping was the "twist" was that
[spoiler]The trees were attacking aggression, not just groups of people.  That could've been something interesting-- they meditate, calm themselves, and walk through the scary rustling grass unharmed.  It even set that up!!  The woman reading the book in the beginning was reading a murder mystery and her friend wasn't.  And the woman reading the book died and the other woman didn't.  And then in the end, they weren't scared at all as they walked across the field, so it fit.  It would've been cheesy and hippie, but it would've at least been something! [/spoiler]


Spoiler Alert[spoiler]When they were driving along in the jeep, and all of a sudden those guys were hanging from the posts, that startled me. But then the scared chick in the backseat ruined the scene.[/spoiler]

Yeah, I jumped at that too. 
Title: Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
Post by: Smudgy on June 20, 2008, 11:20:11 PM
Oh, and what about when they went to the unfriendly house
[spoiler]and the guy poked the gun out, shot the two kids, and they hovered over the kids, moaning and sad.  WHY did the guy just shoot the kids???  It's not like they tried to protect themselves at all.  They just stood in front of the gun themselves but nope, guess it was just the kids.  [/spoiler]

What I got from that was that much the United States' population is ignoring the more important issues. The hick guy in the house kept blaming the deaths on them durned turrurists! I think the kids died because it was to show that our younger generation is dying in Iraq while idiots blame terrorists for everything. This s mostly speculation, but Night's pretty liberal from what I know of him, so this could certainly be an avenue through which he expressed his views. The movie was too entwined with environmental issues and whatnot to be decent.

The other thing I was sort of hoping was the "twist" was that
[spoiler]The trees were attacking aggression, not just groups of people.  That could've been something interesting-- they meditate, calm themselves, and walk through the scary rustling grass unharmed.  It even set that up!!  The woman reading the book in the beginning was reading a murder mystery and her friend wasn't.  And the woman reading the book died and the other woman didn't.  And then in the end, they weren't scared at all as they walked across the field, so it fit.  It would've been cheesy and hippie, but it would've at least been something! [/spoiler]

That's the thing, he didn't explain anything about it.
[spoiler]At the end when they're talking about how we can't understand nature, and that there wasn't an answer of how to stop the epidemic; it's a poor comparison to our situation. We DO know what's happening with our environment, just not enough people care to do anything productive. The movie was just a scare to show how if we kill all of the plant life on Earth, then the tables would be turned on us. The whole movie is a complaint, a bad one at that.[/spoiler]

Overall, I just think the movie was a combination of a cry out to not hurt the environment, focus on more important issues and whatnot, and an attempt to make a suspense movie, all crammed into a horrible film of poor display.

On another note, the woman (Alma was it?) was just plain weird to me. I thought they would explain why she was such an oddball, but I guess she was just a poor actor.
Title: Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
Post by: Irthos Levethix on June 30, 2008, 01:36:31 AM
Just watched Wanted today.  The action was great, it was kinda like La Femme Nikita meets The Matrix.  The plot....well, whoever wrote that deserves to be stabbed in the face with a hammer.  When the central part of the plot is revealed, I just thought, "Are you fucking serious?  Really?  Awww, man."

If you want to see it, get it on DVD.  Or download it, I actually support that for this movie.
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Post by: Straw_Man on June 30, 2008, 09:25:17 AM

It was brilliant as a comic book. Not sure if it'll be as easy to suspend disbelief as a movie.
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Post by: AfterCrescent on June 30, 2008, 11:24:46 AM

It was brilliant as a comic book. Not sure if it'll be as easy to suspend disbelief as a movie.
The comic and movie are nothing alike. In fact the only thing similar between the two is that there is a character named Wesley Gibson who is really good at shooting people...  That's all. The movie was good, in my opinion. The special affects were good and if you go ahead and suspend disbelief before you enter the theater you'll enjoy it.  That being said, the comic was way different and awesome on a very different scale.
Title: Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
Post by: Irthos Levethix on June 30, 2008, 02:15:41 PM
I usually have no problem suspending disbelief, and I've never read the comic that Wanted was based on (in fact, I didn't even know there was a comic). 

But
[spoiler]
the fact that these guys can regularly bend the laws of physics to make bullets curve and yet they take orders from the fucking "Loom of Fate" really killed it for me.[/spoiler]

One can only stretch the imagination so far before calling bullshit.
Title: Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
Post by: altpersona on July 04, 2008, 11:54:07 PM
i watched the new animated batman, gotham knight dvd a couple days ago...

i really really dislike anime... but for an anime styled production it was pretty good.

wall-e was pretty good,

watching hancock tonight.. will see how that goes...

Title: Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
Post by: Straw_Man on July 05, 2008, 01:35:13 AM

Hancock's amazing. Not the movie you expect, but still brilliant.
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Post by: Ubernoob on July 05, 2008, 01:42:24 AM

Hancock's amazing. Not the movie you expect, but still brilliant.
Is it superman without all the lameness of superman?  That's what the previews say to me.  Y'know a superpowered alien that *doesn't* have to be a paladin.  God, Superman is a boring character.  No depth whatsoever.
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Post by: dman11235 on July 05, 2008, 01:48:19 AM
I just watched an old movie called See No Evil, Hear No Evil with Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor.  It was pretty funny.  A blind man and a deaf man get framed for murder.  Guess which one Gene Wilder is?

[spoiler]deaf.  I know, isn't it weird?[/spoiler]
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Post by: altpersona on July 05, 2008, 03:29:54 AM
wilder and pryor made a good team.. but by the time they made that movie both had seen better days.. not a bad evenings entertainment ...
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Post by: dman11235 on July 05, 2008, 03:42:40 AM
...And today another Comedy Central movie: Scorched.  Yeah, these last two weren't the best movies ever, but not bad entertainment.  You could certainly do worse.
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Post by: Smudgy on July 05, 2008, 03:50:44 AM
Just recently saw Four Rooms, a combo-movie, partly directed by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez! The movie was split into four segments, each directed by a different director. The first two weren't that great, but as it is often so, Rodriguez and Tarantino were great. Not sure how many of you have seen it, but it is one of their more obscure movies, so I thought I'd bring it up. Definetly a good movie to see, if you can tolerate the beginning. Won't say anymore, don't want to spoil it.
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Post by: altpersona on July 07, 2008, 10:16:38 PM
hancock met my expectations... i dont think i need to watch it a third time, seen it twice now, once on my own and once with my kid..

i will end up watching it a couple more times im sure, but i dont need to..

watched get smart today, not terrible, not great.. didnt disappoint me , i didnt expect much..
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Post by: PhaedrusXY on July 08, 2008, 12:06:07 AM
Just recently saw Four Rooms, a combo-movie, partly directed by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez! The movie was split into four segments, each directed by a different director. The first two weren't that great, but as it is often so, Rodriguez and Tarantino were great. Not sure how many of you have seen it, but it is one of their more obscure movies, so I thought I'd bring it up. Definetly a good movie to see, if you can tolerate the beginning. Won't say anymore, don't want to spoil it.
I laughed harder at that than almost any movie I've ever seen. I was literally crying and rolling on the floor. It isn't something you can watch over and over again, though. It's like a joke you've already heard the 2nd time (or 3rd...). I always recommend it to friends that haven't seen it, and wind up watching it again and again, though, just to share the experience.  :D
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Post by: Meg on July 08, 2008, 06:02:38 AM
I LOVED Four Rooms.  I haven't seen it in years, but it remains just one of my all time favorites.  Tim Roth was brilliant in it. 

I strongly recommend though seeing the Twilight Zone that that segment references either before or soon after watching this movie-- it just helps frame it and creates a sense of an in-joke.

Great movie.
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Post by: PhoenixInferno on July 08, 2008, 07:23:35 AM
Just recently saw Four Rooms, a combo-movie, partly directed by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez! The movie was split into four segments, each directed by a different director. The first two weren't that great, but as it is often so, Rodriguez and Tarantino were great. Not sure how many of you have seen it, but it is one of their more obscure movies, so I thought I'd bring it up. Definetly a good movie to see, if you can tolerate the beginning. Won't say anymore, don't want to spoil it.
Sounds a lot like the Grindhouse twin-feature they did recently.  Y'know - the one with Rose McGowan and the machine gun leg?
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Post by: Ubernoob on July 08, 2008, 08:13:47 AM
Saw Wanted.  Have to agree with public opinion.  Great CG shooting and driving, but the plot was the silliest since Harry Potter.  The "twists" were laughable.
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Post by: Smudgy on July 08, 2008, 06:22:17 PM
Sounds a lot like the Grindhouse twin-feature they did recently.  Y'know - the one with Rose McGowan and the machine gun leg?

After seeing that movie, I seriously thought about buying a tiny bike, just for the awesome factor.
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Post by: PhaedrusXY on July 08, 2008, 06:38:15 PM
Just recently saw Four Rooms, a combo-movie, partly directed by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez! The movie was split into four segments, each directed by a different director. The first two weren't that great, but as it is often so, Rodriguez and Tarantino were great. Not sure how many of you have seen it, but it is one of their more obscure movies, so I thought I'd bring it up. Definetly a good movie to see, if you can tolerate the beginning. Won't say anymore, don't want to spoil it.
Sounds a lot like the Grindhouse twin-feature they did recently.  Y'know - the one with Rose McGowan and the machine gun leg?
I just recently watched the first half of that (Death Proof). What a crazy movie, heh. Haven't got to the second one yet.
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Post by: BowenSilverclaw on July 08, 2008, 10:29:40 PM
It's even crazier :P

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Post by: Cyrocloud on July 13, 2008, 06:02:30 AM
Oh I saw Hellboy 2 today.  It was good there was a little dead spot in the middle of no action, but pretty good.  There was one scene when the golden army rose that just screamed DnD to me...ummm it was kinda funny to see abe and hellboy get a little drunk...It just seemed to be lacking. Don't get me wrong it was good and there were some sick action sequences in the movie, just not as much as the previews made it look like there would be.  It also seemed to hint at some remorse Hellboy started to have for killing mythical creatures and a growing hate towards humanity, but it was never fully fleshed out and kinda left you a little curious about it and frustrated that it didn't get more attention or detail.
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Post by: altpersona on July 13, 2008, 11:49:19 AM
i saw hellboy 2 friday, i think its on par with the first one, my only criticism was the volume was excessive...

i thought the end, where liz does the thing to that thing, after hellboys comment about power, was too easy.

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Post by: TheChrisWaits on July 13, 2008, 10:17:59 PM
I think Hellboy II was better for me as a comedy than as an action film. I mean, yeah the Prince Nuada fights were action-tastic, but my favorite parts were the drunken song and Krauss talking in general.
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Post by: altpersona on July 13, 2008, 11:42:59 PM
redbelt,

when i first saw a preview i thought it was just another fight movie, as per blood sport...

then i saw it was from david mamet. my ears perked up.

then i watched it.

woot.

could it have been better, yea, probably... but its really good.
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Post by: Meg on July 19, 2008, 04:58:39 PM
I wanted to see Dark Knight but it was sold out so we went to see Hellboy II instead.

It had its moments.  Just wish it had gone cheesy/funny or stayed away from it, and didn't mix the two.
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Post by: Meg on July 20, 2008, 06:21:06 PM
I got a text from a friend that said something to the affect of "Bring a jizz rag with you to this movie", so you're not alone PI.

I want to see it so badly :(
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Post by: altpersona on July 22, 2008, 04:40:46 AM
o ya, i watched a movie called Otis today.. a horror flick.. very good.. not epic.. but enjoyable..
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Post by: Ubernoob on August 06, 2008, 09:48:19 AM
I just saw Pineapple Express.  Funny, but not as good as Superbad.
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Post by: Guyr Adamantine on August 12, 2008, 05:14:05 PM
I saw The Mummy 3.

Bad.

Not Power Glove bad, but just bad.

It could be a great movie if it wasn't the Van Helsing effect; Too much action in a short lapse of time without any frickin pause.

I had fun, but I didn't feel that thrilled.
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Post by: emissary666 on August 18, 2008, 12:59:12 AM
Saw dark knight last week. It had the greatest potential of all movies I have ever seen. It bypassed anything I could have thought of in the atrocities the (spoiler for idiots) Joker (Spoiler over, if you were shocked, go back to kindergarden). The big problem was Harvey Dent and his plot-line. Sal Maronie (or some italian name) vs. Harvey Dent. Had the full potential of a Law and Order: SVU episode. Any Batman reader will expect the plot twist near the end of the middle. After that point, the movie is bogged down by things like "morals" and "hope". I am not saying that batman shouldn't have these, but the writers seriously stressed this to the limit. The movie was good when Harvey Dent and the mob were not in the scene. The fights between batman and Joker proved to be the best of the movie, and the movie was very good. It just had the attachment of an unnecessary plot-line that undermined the experience for me.

I also saw hellboy II, again great potential, but sadly, bad execution. The plot provided an annoying bridge between the lame action scenes. The greatest plot opportunity was
[spoiler]When Hellboy was given the choice to kill the last elemental and remain in humanity and be hated, or join the bad guys, who had more motivation and reasoning than the humans.[/spoiler]
There were two good parts of the movie
1. The final fight(s)
2. [spoiler]The ectoplasmic entity[/spoiler]

Also saw Halloween (I watched WAY too many movies this month). It was the greatest horror movie I have ever seen...EVER. EVER!
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Post by: altpersona on August 18, 2008, 05:00:07 AM
i prefer the original halloween to the remake.... both are good.
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Post by: emissary666 on August 18, 2008, 03:42:40 PM
I have a vow to my self to never watch a remake

Saw The Shining. Book is better in every way, shape, or form.
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Post by: Dictum Mortuum on August 18, 2008, 03:48:03 PM
Saw Wanted. You better avoid it :P
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Post by: Cyrocloud on August 18, 2008, 07:33:07 PM
Yeah I saw the Mummy 3...**insert puke smilee**.  Maybe I thought it was worse than it realy was because I intended to see pineapple express and I was the only person with ID so I was the only one of my friends allowed in.  So we went and saw the Mummy.  There was alot of action (that wasn't particularly good at any point minus the yeti) and no plot line, Hell I'm not sure if the dragon emporer (Jet Li) got more than 3 lines.  That said there were a handfull of cool parts, mainly the yeti, one booby trap and the dragon emporer ripping his face off and throwing it at someone.  And three small parts that may add up to 5min does not make a movie.
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Post by: Ubernoob on August 18, 2008, 08:08:42 PM
Saw Wanted. You better avoid it :P
Really?  I enjoyed Wanted.  Good action flick.  The plot was absolutely silly, but the action and CG were quite solid.
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Post by: AfterCrescent on August 18, 2008, 08:38:55 PM
Saw Wanted. You better avoid it :P
Really?  I enjoyed Wanted.  Good action flick.  The plot was absolutely silly, but the action and CG were quite solid.
I agree. It's a good action movie. If you get the chance, read the comic, though. It's a lot better (albeit in a different way).
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Post by: Ubernoob on August 18, 2008, 08:40:59 PM
Saw Wanted. You better avoid it :P
Really?  I enjoyed Wanted.  Good action flick.  The plot was absolutely silly, but the action and CG were quite solid.
I agree. It's a good action movie. If you get the chance, read the comic, though. It's a lot better (albeit in a different way).
After I find a fucking copy of Watchmen.  That bitch is impossible to find around here.
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Post by: AfterCrescent on August 18, 2008, 08:42:07 PM
www.Amazon.com
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Post by: emissary666 on August 19, 2008, 03:30:34 PM
Wanted had roughly 30 minutes of action in a 2 hour film. And, only 20 minutes of that was good. It sucked more than Plan 9.
I saw WALL-E. Greatest characters of all time. I almost cried. I never cry.
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Post by: ImperiousLeader on August 26, 2008, 06:48:48 PM
X-Files was horrible. Only watch it if you're a die-hard Mulder/Scully shipper and care of nothing else. The most entertaining part of the movie was when a disgruntled (and unaware) member of the audience behind me said, "Where's the f*cking aliens?"

Wanted was much more enjoyable.
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Post by: altpersona on August 26, 2008, 07:35:40 PM
i didnt make it past the opening scene in x files...

i watched The Promotion last night... its imdb rating is about a 7 i think, i would say thats about right.. its cute, funny... lots of recognizable faces... so i give it a three, if your going rent three movies (in september)..

john c riley
sean w. scott
fred armisen
the girl from the office.
the girl who shot andy warhol
the mexican afro kid from reaper

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Post by: emissary666 on August 26, 2008, 09:44:24 PM
Wanted was equally bad as X-Files. Let's compare shall we?

Wanted:
Highly Unorthodox Leader
Over The Top Action
Horrible Acting
Bad Plot
Predictable Plot
A Waste Of Money
Unlikable Characters
Taking Itself Too Seriously
Lack Of Action Scenes
Unable To Immerse The Audience
Let Down Some Audience Members
Angelina Jolie Naked

X-Files:
Mulder and Scully Awkwardly Blundering Around
Awesome Chase Scene
Incomprehensible Plot
A Lack Of X-Files Continuity
Lack Of Any Horror, Magic, Sci-Fi, Monsters, Aliens, And Anything Else One Would Want from X-Files
Predictable Plot
Taking Itself Too Seriously
Half-Immersion Of Audience
Let Down X-Files Fans
Mulder And Scully Kissing
Waste Of Money
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Post by: Cyrocloud on September 03, 2008, 06:09:29 AM
Well I saw Hamlet 2 the other day, and I must say it was not what I was expecting.  It was very good, but the whole highschool teacher teaching intercity kids  movie parody was a big suprise to me, and coming out of the film I had a strong urge to go watch Hamlet 2 as a musical.  I realy want to see the whole Hamlet 2 musical now, realy f**** bad (they only show bits and pieces of it at the end of the film).
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Post by: Kai on September 07, 2008, 01:44:28 AM
Saw Star Wars: The Clone Wars this afternoon and it was alright.

I didn't expect to be blown out of my seat, and I wasn't, but I did expect to be entertained for an hour and a half, and I was. I think its more of a renter though, nothing I saw screamed 'see me on the big screen'. And it's a good lead in to the animated series coming soon to the Cartoon Network.
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Post by: Meg on September 08, 2008, 10:28:20 PM
After I find a fucking copy of Watchmen.  That bitch is impossible to find around here.
[/quote]

Same here!  That's why I was thrilled to find a copy at Dragon*Con for $16.  Hawesome!

Saw Tropic Thunder.  Was good, but not great.
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Post by: PhoenixInferno on September 13, 2008, 01:59:12 AM
How is it hard to find a copy of Watchmen?  amazon.com dude.
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Post by: katans on September 15, 2008, 02:12:11 PM
I saw You Don't Mess With The Zohan last Friday with my wife. Almost died of laughter. I didn't expect it to be highly intellectual, or, for that matter, above belt level, and it wasn't. But it was a hell of a good comedy with great ideas, cool characters and a crazy soundtrack.

Saw The Shining. Book is better in every way, shape, or form.

Amen, man. Amen.
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Post by: altpersona on September 16, 2008, 12:23:52 AM
watched traitor a couple days ago. very good film

the new star wars cartoon, for being crap its funny, i see why my kid liked it..

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Post by: altpersona on September 26, 2008, 01:56:50 AM
i watched

the air i breathe

and

a guide to recognizing your saints.

i like both.. saints is better..

the air i breath has an all star cast... and with the exception that a plot point was cheese it was a pretty good movie..

saints great cast.. it reminded me of the womens house of D, another good flick..

i have a line up of movies to watch.. just have to bother watching them..

the new mike moore movie is tonights feature.. i dont expect it to be any better or worse than the others..

speaking of documentaries, bigger stronger faster is pretty good. its like a documentary on steroids..  its about steroids..

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Post by: Omen of Peace on September 26, 2008, 02:22:20 AM
Happy Go Lucky (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1045670/) - very nice. I like it when a movie makes me smile for half an hour after I've left the theater.
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Post by: altpersona on September 26, 2008, 02:24:31 AM
i forgot to mention,

if you have the opportunity watch Vulgar. the guy that plays randy on my name is earl is the only big name guy in it..
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Post by: j0lt on September 29, 2008, 05:55:48 PM
Really enjoyed Dark Knight, but that goes without saying.  IMO, the best scene was when... (spoiler for those who haven't seen it yet)
[spoiler]the Joker was blowing up the hospital, and something went wrong.  The confused look on his face and body language were brilliant!  Then, as he desperately mashes the button and the big blast goes, his panicked run was the perfect embodiment of a young boy who'd just put firecrackers in his neighbour's mailbox and was terrified he'd get caught.[/spoiler]

Iron Man has FINALLY opened in theatres in Japan.  (I know, what the fuck?  Even Malaysia had it in the bloody spring!)  I'll be enjoying it immensely on Wednesday!

Aside from that, anyone who hasn't seen Evil Dead 2 yet, please do yourself an immense favour and get yourself to the video store!  Best slapstick horror flick ever made!
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Post by: altpersona on September 29, 2008, 06:04:22 PM
if your just now getting to the evil deads, watch em all back to back..
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Post by: altpersona on September 29, 2008, 06:09:00 PM
slacker uprising, the new mike moore docu-ganda was alright... it might have been better if i didnt know how it ended ahead of time..

its not as good as fahrenheit or sick or bowling... but its decent... it would make a good drinking game, drink when you hear the name bush.. or drink when you see bush..

or if you really want to up the ante, drink when you see anyone you recognize... you should be hammered in the first 20 minutes...
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Post by: j0lt on October 01, 2008, 01:20:08 PM
IRON MAN!!!   :D
While waiting an extra 6 months after the rest of the world to see it, I gotta say it was well worth the wait!
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Post by: dman11235 on October 05, 2008, 04:48:47 AM
Watched Charlie Bartlet tonight, and I must say it's been a while since I've seen a movie like that.  It was funny, pretty well directed, acting was good as well.  The biggest complaint I had was that it could have moved a little faster.  There were a lot of unnecessary silences and a lot of unnecessarily long silences and breaks.  But I do recommend it as a watch.  Rent though, not buy (I'm going to steal Chris Gore's system from now on).
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Post by: emissary666 on October 08, 2008, 04:15:58 AM
Religulous, saw it last saterday at an early viewing. Best documentary ever. Anyone who disagrees is undeserving of life.
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Post by: dman11235 on October 08, 2008, 04:20:08 AM
I really want to see that movie.  I've been waiting and waiting and I'm going to wait some more until I can see it for as free as possible.

Oh, almost forgot.  Saw American Gangster the other day and it was really, really good.  A must see.  Even if the beginning was suck-tastic (it was sooooooo confusing).  Everything after the first 10-15 minutes was golden.  Another rent though.  Not sure if I'd want to buy it.  I know you must see it.
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Post by: AngelBlade on October 10, 2008, 11:25:01 PM
Just rented and saw Forbidden Kingdom with Jet Li and Jackie Chan...  Don't bother unless you're one of two things... A die-hard fan of Jackie or Jet... or an old school kung-fu movie fan.

Just terrible story... the main character bit. Jet Li and Jackie Chan were never known for their acting "skillz".

The martial arts choreography was good, but the wire-fu could have been better. The two leading ladies were pretty good eye-candy IMHO.  : )

Anyways, there's my $0.02

AngelBlade
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Post by: altpersona on October 11, 2008, 03:25:17 PM
watched kidulthood, and dangerous parking..

kidulthood was pretty good, would have been better if i had not already seen Kids.

dangerous parking starts off as a crazy, fear and loathing sorta comedy and turns into a chick flick.. otherwise its decent.

both movies mad contributions to my collection of quotes and witticisms, from kidulthood there is DV and from dangerous parking 'sense of tumor'

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Post by: altpersona on October 15, 2008, 06:09:08 PM
watched Adulthood, the sequel to Kidulthood...

its a decent followup.. that is, they didnt screw it up..
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Post by: emissary666 on October 16, 2008, 05:08:40 AM
Saw Burn After Reading. Bad. Very very bad.
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Post by: dman11235 on October 16, 2008, 05:37:16 AM
Really?  I had high hopes for that one.

Has anyone seen Pineapple Express yet?  I haven't heard much about it after the release.
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Post by: altpersona on October 16, 2008, 04:46:20 PM
thats disappointing... i really hope you have no taste in movies.. :)
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Post by: emissary666 on October 17, 2008, 12:25:27 AM
If you are refering to me, I just found that it gave you no reason to watch on, and the two most hatable characters survive
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Post by: emissary666 on November 06, 2008, 04:50:01 AM
saw Zack and Miri make a porno. Just no. It is horrifying.
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Post by: altpersona on December 18, 2008, 03:05:20 AM
we watched cadilac records and ghost town yesterday..

neither should get an oscar, but both were enjoyable...

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Post by: Graytigeress on December 18, 2008, 04:14:31 AM
saw Zack and Miri make a porno. Just no. It is horrifying.

I have heard that from many sources.
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Post by: altpersona on December 18, 2008, 04:24:51 AM
zach and miri failed to hold my attention at all.


"a threevning with kevin smith" was decent. if you like that sort of thing...
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Post by: wO-_-OdrOw on December 18, 2008, 06:57:14 PM
Quote
Saw Burn After Reading. Bad. Very very bad.

No it isn't.

I think my favorite movie I saw this year was 'Tell No One.' It's French, but surprisingly great considering their film industry. I might even say it was the best film I saw this year, and I just watched 'Zebra Man' and 'The Adventures of Barn Mancheusan' last night. The only down-side to Tell No One is that I don't believe it's 'out' yet (not to say you can't download it somewhere) and it will only be playing in theaters that carry obscure releases.
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Post by: altpersona on December 18, 2008, 06:59:02 PM
did it have subs?


burn after reading was not as good as i would have liked, but i did like it.
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Post by: wO-_-OdrOw on December 18, 2008, 09:22:24 PM
Yes. Yes it did.

I didn't really care about Burn After Reading too much, but I don't think you can say it's bad.
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Post by: altpersona on December 18, 2008, 09:30:04 PM
cool, i have it on order...
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Post by: altpersona on January 11, 2009, 06:05:22 AM
that order never made it..

i did just finish benjamin button, good movie. 7/10 easy, maybe 8.5...
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Post by: bhu on January 11, 2009, 01:38:00 PM
I just watched Salo (120 Days of Sodom), Men Behind the Sun, Baise Moi, and most of the Guinea Pig series.


Goddamn I could use a hug  :surrender
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Post by: BowenSilverclaw on January 12, 2009, 07:47:00 PM
Sounds scary...

*hugs the kitteh*
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Post by: bhu on January 13, 2009, 09:36:05 AM
Sounds scary...

*hugs the kitteh*


Not scary so much as brutally bleak and dehumanizing...
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Post by: altpersona on January 27, 2009, 08:03:55 PM
im in the middle of 'how to loose friends' at work, its decent so far.. but im biased... peg has never failed me.. except on dr. who..

just finished religilous.. very nice..

i have about 4 more on que..
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Post by: altpersona on January 29, 2009, 04:42:09 PM
finished how to loose friends,  i will go say 7 of 10... about on par with run fat boy...

watched the wrestler yesterday, i have to agree with all the hype about mickey... 8 of 10 i would have gone 9 if some of the supporting roles had been better..

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Post by: j0lt on January 29, 2009, 05:06:48 PM
My wife wants me to go see Mama Mia with her on the weekend!   :twitch

On a more positive note, I just saw Wall-E.  I immediately dug out my d20 Apocalypse book and figured out how to stat up the setting and how I'd start a campaign that began towards the end of the movie.  :p
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Post by: Graytigeress on February 03, 2009, 08:39:13 PM
I just saw the movie Hancock and liked it a lot.
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Post by: TheChrisWaits on February 03, 2009, 11:02:18 PM
I saw the new Underworld last night. It was enjoyable, but there were quite a few issues I had with the plot. Also, one has to wonder where they got all those leather pants and trench coats in the middle ages.
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Post by: Justice on February 04, 2009, 12:25:56 AM
I saw Taken last night. The Trailer explains PERFECTLY what to expect from the movie. If you thought the trailer looked good, check it out. You'll like it. I did.
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Post by: Cyrocloud on February 07, 2009, 05:26:32 AM
I saw underworld an hour or so ago, and I got to say it was good but the lighting could of been better way better.  I understand most of it does take place at night and it's supposed to have a very dark feel, but when you can barely see whats going on most the time it really detracts from the movie.
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Post by: emissary666 on February 11, 2009, 08:47:43 PM
Behind the Mask: The Story of Leslie Vernon

Greatest deconstruction of slasher films
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Post by: bhu on February 15, 2009, 08:37:29 AM
Just saw the Wrestler.  If our a wrestling fan theres a lot of cameos (look for the Necro Butcher match).

And Marisa Tomei is hot.  Hotter than the no name actress half her age who gets naked. 

As in "I would deep fry my coworkers in batter and feed them to the Amish for a chance at her" hawt.

Surprising considering i traditionally dont like her films
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Post by: altpersona on February 15, 2009, 05:57:11 PM
bhu - did you see 'before the devil knows your dead?

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Post by: Tshern on February 15, 2009, 06:03:06 PM
Just saw the Wrestler.  If our a wrestling fan theres a lot of cameos (look for the Necro Butcher match).

And Marisa Tomei is hot.  Hotter than the no name actress half her age who gets naked. 

As in "I would deep fry my coworkers in batter and feed them to the Amish for a chance at her" hawt.

Surprising considering i traditionally dont like her films
Was the movie itself any good? I intend to see it as I have heard a lot of good about it, but what did you think?
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Post by: altpersona on February 15, 2009, 07:54:17 PM
i enjoyed it, a lot...
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Post by: Tshern on February 15, 2009, 08:01:23 PM
Mickey Rourke is actually the only thing that gives me doubts about it...
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Post by: altpersona on February 15, 2009, 08:06:16 PM
no no, he is great.
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Post by: bhu on February 16, 2009, 05:07:17 AM
bhu - did you see 'before the devil knows your dead?



not yet, but she just gets topless in it.  In Wrestler she has tats and nipple rings and does a few lapdances and strip tease  :bounce
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Post by: bhu on February 16, 2009, 05:08:55 AM
Just saw the Wrestler.  If our a wrestling fan theres a lot of cameos (look for the Necro Butcher match).

And Marisa Tomei is hot.  Hotter than the no name actress half her age who gets naked. 

As in "I would deep fry my coworkers in batter and feed them to the Amish for a chance at her" hawt.

Surprising considering i traditionally dont like her films
Was the movie itself any good? I intend to see it as I have heard a lot of good about it, but what did you think?

Was good for a drama (im not a fan of dramas normally).  I was surprised it wasnt bleaker considering as it's an Aronofsky film.  I will warn you it's a bit depressing.  It's a very harsh unflinching look at the underbelly of indie pro wrestling.
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Post by: emissary666 on February 16, 2009, 05:10:05 AM
Coraline
Good, long, and not as disturbing as I was lead to believe
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Post by: bhu on February 16, 2009, 05:10:47 AM
Mickey Rourke is actually the only thing that gives me doubts about it...

People forget he was a pretty good actor before he went downhill and did all the low budget sleaze films.  He played a very convincing washed up 80's wrestler, right down to the wrestling style.  Someone in charge of hte film knows quite a bit about pro wrestling and its history
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Post by: Bozwevial on February 16, 2009, 05:14:28 AM
Coraline
Good, long, and not as disturbing as I was lead to believe

I haven't seen it, does it do the book justice? More importantly, does it do Neil Gaiman justice?
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Post by: Tshern on February 16, 2009, 12:58:46 PM
Okay, this is not a movie, but a miniseries. In spite of that, I am going to recommend it.

A nice British TV series called Dead set. It tells about a Big Brother house, but suddenly everyone outside the house turns into zombies! Only five episodes, but it's an amazing run.
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Post by: altpersona on February 16, 2009, 04:44:19 PM
we like coraline,

we didnt see it in 3d, probably should have.. i imagine the book is better...
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Post by: bogsnes on February 16, 2009, 04:44:53 PM
Okay, this is not a movie, but a miniseries. In spite of that, I am going to recommend it.

A nice British TV series called Dead set. It tells about a Big Brother house, but suddenly everyone outside the house turns into zombies! Only five episodes, but it's an amazing run.

Sounds like fun :D
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Post by: Tshern on February 16, 2009, 10:15:11 PM
Okay, this is not a movie, but a miniseries. In spite of that, I am going to recommend it.

A nice British TV series called Dead set. It tells about a Big Brother house, but suddenly everyone outside the house turns into zombies! Only five episodes, but it's an amazing run.

Sounds like fun :D
Made of win.
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Post by: altpersona on February 17, 2009, 03:32:44 AM
i just saw the tv trailor for wolverine... looks interesting, but i  dont think i like it so far...
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Post by: emissary666 on February 17, 2009, 09:39:59 PM
Just finished a marathon of friday the 13th 1-8. 1-4 are great, the rest I'm kinda iffy on
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Post by: altpersona on February 22, 2009, 04:50:02 AM
we just got back from the new friday the 13th movie..

it was decent.. and better than several in the series..

[spoiler]

do not fuck with jason's weed.


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Post by: emissary666 on February 22, 2009, 05:08:41 AM
Just as long as you do not say it was better than 1-4, I won't kill you

I just saw the International. Horrible, just horrible
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Post by: KnightDisciple on February 22, 2009, 10:02:06 PM
Watched Changeling last night.
Artistically speaking, it was a great film. I was absorbed in the story the whole time, and it felt like a perfect fit for the time (20s and 30s).
I believe it garnered the desired emotional response.
That is to say, I now have the strong desire to go cause grievous bodily injury to corrupt police officials and those who would harm children.
Seriously. I really wanted to hurt a bad guy by the end of that movie. I hate it when people mistreat women like that, I hate it when people who should protect others with power abuse that power, and I absolutely hate it when somebody hurts kids. This movie had all of that.
I suppose it was a good movie. But it's not a "fun" movie.
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Post by: altpersona on February 22, 2009, 10:06:08 PM
mistreating women and children, sounds fun to me..
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Post by: Prak, the Mad on February 23, 2009, 09:02:50 AM
Out of some morbid curiosity, and because I watched the franchise beginner again the other day, I watched Son of the Mask on TV earlier today.

It wasn't horrible. It was a lot better than I expected (which honestly says more about my expectations than the movie), but no where near as good as The Mask. The shining light in the whole thing was Loki*, honestly, even if they failed epicly and made Loki Odin's son... but the kid... wasn't as bad as I expected. Jamie Kennedy's character was an idiot... ("He's doing the Michigan J Frog dance right after you sat him in front of the TV and you expect him to sing and dance for an audience? you're an idiot and an insult to cartoonists everywhere...")

It was enjoyable enough to keep me from changing the channel, but that's about it. Loki was a saving grace for me, even if they made him Odin's son (he isn't), but then I like Loki. Even if they made Loki far more silly than I really see him being (and I don't think the god of mischief who let a goat tug on a rope tied to his nutsack would be bothered much by a dog chomping on it), I like Loki, they did some good things with him (when he's in action mode, he's got the directness of the Original Mask's antagonist, with Mask Wearing Stanley's style).

One "major" plot point was Otis, the cartoonist's dog, felt ignored when baby came along, and put on the mask to get the baby out of the spotlight in some Tom and Jerry style antics, this is a good enough idea to be made into a series of cartoon shorts, as they did in the movie at the end, but it's not enough for an actual movie, though I suspect that's why they threw in Loki looking for his mask while being berated by Odin, and the mother having to leave town for business so dad has to watch the kid. That wasn't enough to save the story though. Loki looking for his mask and confronting Stanley would've been awesome, I think, even if they kept this story line but used the original characters, it would've been a much better movie, though I have a feeling they approached Carey and he declined.

Ok, just checked a thread on IMDB, a sequel to the Mask was planned right after the success of the first, and Carey was offered $10-20 million, but apparently after "When Nature Calls" he hates sequels and refuses to do any he's not contractually obligated to do.

Damn. Some jerk off thought the mask could stand on it's own merits... and it really can't, it's needs a "strong" character and actor underneath it, and to be placed in a suitable storyline.

Apparently I was almost right earlier, only Michael Richardson- Producer (SotM)/ Exec. Prod. (TM) carried over from the original, no one else major worked on both movies (I'm defining major as producers, writers, directors, the main people who determine the feel, style, content, etc. of a movie).


*played by Alan Cumming as I just found out, who also played Glitch in Tinman ("That's where I knew his voice from!")
Title: Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
Post by: Omen of Peace on February 23, 2009, 11:46:28 AM
Watched Changeling last night.
Artistically speaking, it was a great film. I was absorbed in the story the whole time, and it felt like a perfect fit for the time (20s and 30s).
I believe it garnered the desired emotional response.

Yeah, Changeling was really good. And hard.

I was surprised by how well Angelina Jolie played( I admit I was heavily prejudiced against her...).
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Post by: Cyrocloud on March 08, 2009, 06:50:52 PM
     I saw The new Street Fighter movie last night.  I learned it is never a good sign if you go to a movie you didn't even know was out yet, and the week after

 opening you are the only person in the theater.  That being said it wasn't as bad as those signs would lead one to believe. The first 20 min or so were well

done with a good fight scene (would of been excelent if it wasn't for one or two parts).  After that it kinda went down hill and didn't make much sense.  M.

Bison was just making crime sprout up to lower property values, and never explained why he was buying it or what he planned, to be honest he was never

shown doing much that would be considered highly illegal(besides some kidnapping).  They even have a flash back were he gets rid of his concounse by giving

it to his unborn daughter, I mean what the hell did he do that he needed to do that he was willing to kill his wife before he lost it for gods sakes.  Some of the

fight scenes were ok after the first but the special affect in them just seemed corny. 


     Also Street Fighter fans will be disapointed, Charlie is in it but never uses any martial arts, Gen is not some old man, but the guy who played liu kang in the

mortal kombat movies, Vega is played by Taboo(who the hell ever thought that could be a good Idea must of been high out of their god damned mind), M.

Bison is shown to have some kinda power but never really uses psycho power and he is in a buisness suit.  Balrog uses a gun (this isn't to big of deal), and Ryu

and Ken aren't in it, Ryu barely gets a mention at the end of the film, which I assume leads up to Street Fighter 1.
Title: Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
Post by: Cyrocloud on April 19, 2009, 06:32:54 PM
Well I went to see what I assumed to be another shitty martial arts movie, DragonBall Evolution, maybe it was because I had no expectaions for the movie, but I found it rather enjoyable, the fight scenes were well done, possibly a little to much slow mo for some, but not 300 level, the plot wasn't too bad, and the special effects were pretty good, and I learned Goku can be one F**** up son of a bitch. 
[spoiler]He was attacked by some monsters with swords that regenerated when cut up.  The only way to kill them was to through them into lava, but their bodies stayed their, so he hacked one up repeatadly and made a bridge out of their corpses across lava, so he could get a dragon ball.[/spoiler]

That being said I did have some complaitns, Goku seemed to scrawny to be well Goku, Ozaru looked like a were-wolf, I did not like Yamcha, the voice didn't seem to match his body, he was wimpier than Bulma and he just did not strike me as a handsome desert bandit, and in the last fight scene I'd have to watch it again to make sure, but there was a pretty damn random explosion behind Goku.

Title: Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
Post by: BowenSilverclaw on April 19, 2009, 06:39:05 PM
I just saw it as well, one of the worst movies I've ever seen.

To each his own I guess :)

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Post by: Cyrocloud on April 20, 2009, 01:56:59 AM
Well I did go in with the attitude that it would be the worst movie I ever saw, so that probably helped a shit load.

Title: Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
Post by: bhu on April 20, 2009, 03:11:40 AM
In no particular order (because I had to review them) I have watched Purani Haveli, Veerana, Crazy Lips, Gore from Outer Space, Splatter: Naked Blood, Over-Sexed Rugsuckers from Mars, and Let the Right One In.


I should be obvious which was the good one.  I'll review the others when my cerebellum normalizes...
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Post by: Bozwevial on April 20, 2009, 03:19:49 AM
...Bhu, I honestly thought you were kidding. Then I remembered: If they made a porn film called Left 4 Head, there's no limit.

I'm not sure whether to feel sorry for you or jealous. :P
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Post by: bhu on April 20, 2009, 03:40:45 AM
...Bhu, I honestly thought you were kidding. Then I remembered: If they made a porn film called Left 4 Head, there's no limit.

I'm not sure whether to feel sorry for you or jealous. :P

Me either.  On the one hand there were lots of hot naked japanese wimmens...

On the other one of them committed self cannibalism, and another was buttraped while being forced to have sex with a corpse...

Crazy Lips is an odd film...
Title: Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
Post by: emissary666 on April 22, 2009, 05:06:28 PM
Saw Watchmen, wasn't that good
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Post by: dman11235 on April 22, 2009, 07:11:35 PM
Saw Watchmen, was that good.

It did get over-hyped, but it was a really great film.  Though I guess I was going into it kinda skeptical because of the director, who has made by far THE most over-hyped movie that turned out to be a suck fest.
Title: Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
Post by: emissary666 on April 23, 2009, 08:23:40 PM
Saw Cannibal Holocaust. Genius film making, but no one in their right mind can say that it is a good movie.

EDIT: Horrible film making. Contains actual cruelty to animals. DO NOT SEE
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Post by: altpersona on April 23, 2009, 08:55:12 PM
and here i thought you were sith guy...
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Post by: emissary666 on April 23, 2009, 09:22:07 PM
I'm also a human, also, you actually see them take apart a turtle
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Post by: altpersona on April 24, 2009, 12:39:58 AM
a bad turtle?

(http://dontclickthis.whatingods.name/snapturtle.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
Post by: emissary666 on April 24, 2009, 12:47:11 AM
No, they pull a turtle out of the river, behead it, cut off its still twitching limbs, and pry open the shell.
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Post by: altpersona on April 24, 2009, 01:42:48 AM
so its dead, and they dismember it.

im not condoning the needless killing of animals. and nearly every species of turtle is endangered....

but, i cant call dismembering a dead animal cruelty.. did they slowly cut off its head? use a butter knife? tease it alot first?
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Post by: emissary666 on April 24, 2009, 02:24:07 AM
This was for entertainment purposes, they also slammed a hatchet into its shell while it was still alive. There is also the pig that gets kicked three times before getting shot. The two monkey's who were scalped. The muskrat that had its throat slit. The snake and spider that both were chopped in half, and finally the thousands of mosquitoes swatted
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Post by: altpersona on April 24, 2009, 02:49:13 AM
now see why didnt you lead w/ the mosquitoes... thats nearly genocide.. sheesh.

ok, then so those further bits push it over the edge...
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Post by: emissary666 on April 24, 2009, 03:51:11 AM
You should see what they do to the humans (fortunately, that part is acting.)
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Post by: emissary666 on April 24, 2009, 06:44:09 PM
Here is the turtle scene (NSFW AT ALL DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT. CONTAINS ACTUAL ANIMAL CRUELTY. ANY MOD MAY DELETE THIS IF THEY WISH, I IMPLORE THAT THEY DO): http://it.truveo.com/Cannibal-Holocaust-Turtle-Scene/id/3701994249
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Post by: Shoggoth on April 24, 2009, 10:54:03 PM
I saw I Love You, Man a couple of nights ago, and I really like it.  The plot follows the usual Judd Apatow story arc (dopey but good-hearted guy does some dumb things for an hour in pursuit of some idea, learns a lesson and everyone is happy) but Paul Rudd and Jason Siegel were absolutely hilarious. 
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Post by: Slaughterhouserock on April 24, 2009, 11:36:18 PM
Saw Cannibal Holocaust. Genius film making, but no one in their right mind can say that it is a good movie.

EDIT: Horrible film making. Contains actual cruelty to animals. DO NOT SEE

Well, most diehard horror fans aren't in their right minds then as it's a cult classic.  I enjoy the film for the realism, but could do without the animal deaths.  The director has admitted to being wrong for including the animal stuff, but at least the turtle was eaten so it's death wasn't a complete waste.  Considering you didn't like it, I highly recommend staying away from Cannibal Ferox(aka Make Them Die Slowly), Last Cannibal World(aka Jungle Holocaust), Mountain of the Cannibal God, and basically any other Italian cannibal films as they're all basically the same.
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Post by: Slaughterhouserock on April 24, 2009, 11:45:48 PM
Dragon Hunter

Dragons are a constant threat and only one man can stop them...the Dragon Hunter.  Cheesy, but that's basically the plot.  The characters were well done, if not cliched, the acting wasn't too over the top, and the dragons(or more acurately, dragon since only one is seen up close) actually looked decent.  The only major problem I had was the horrendous shaky-cam during the fight scenes.  It was so bad I couldn't tell what the hell was going on half the time.  Despite it's flaws, it still held up as a fun film and is definitely worth a watch.

Dragonquest

This has nothing to do with the game or book with the same name.  An evil sorcerer is using a dragon to gain control of the kingdom and only one man can stop him.  Overused premise, but it works.  Marc Singer still kicks ass even at 61 as the old warrior Maxim who teaches the guy who's supposed to stop the bad guy.  The whole quest to reach the bad guy involves lots of moral lessons for the would-be hero which gets kinda repetitive, but overall it's an enjoyable film.  The fights are much better than Dragon Hunter, as is the acting, but I think I prefer it over this film.  Still, it's worth a watch.
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Post by: emissary666 on April 25, 2009, 12:03:43 AM
Saw Cannibal Holocaust. Genius film making, but no one in their right mind can say that it is a good movie.

EDIT: Horrible film making. Contains actual cruelty to animals. DO NOT SEE

Well, most diehard horror fans aren't in their right minds then as it's a cult classic.  I enjoy the film for the realism, but could do without the animal deaths.  The director has admitted to being wrong for including the animal stuff, but at least the turtle was eaten so it's death wasn't a complete waste.  Considering you didn't like it, I highly recommend staying away from Cannibal Ferox(aka Make Them Die Slowly), Last Cannibal World(aka Jungle Holocaust), Mountain of the Cannibal God, and basically any other Italian cannibal films as they're all basically the same.

yeah, I was a bit harsh on it. I was kinda freaked out by it for a day or so
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Post by: Slaughterhouserock on April 25, 2009, 02:09:33 PM
Saw Cannibal Holocaust. Genius film making, but no one in their right mind can say that it is a good movie.

EDIT: Horrible film making. Contains actual cruelty to animals. DO NOT SEE

Well, most diehard horror fans aren't in their right minds then as it's a cult classic.  I enjoy the film for the realism, but could do without the animal deaths.  The director has admitted to being wrong for including the animal stuff, but at least the turtle was eaten so it's death wasn't a complete waste.  Considering you didn't like it, I highly recommend staying away from Cannibal Ferox(aka Make Them Die Slowly), Last Cannibal World(aka Jungle Holocaust), Mountain of the Cannibal God, and basically any other Italian cannibal films as they're all basically the same.

yeah, I was a bit harsh on it. I was kinda freaked out by it for a day or so

Enh, it's a common reaction to the film really.  Despite what I said, there's plenty of horror fans who hate the film and it's rare to find non-genre fans that like it(at least once they find out about the animal cruelty that is).
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Post by: Johannixx on April 26, 2009, 03:56:53 AM
Saw Watchmen, was that good.

It did get over-hyped, but it was a really great film.  Though I guess I was going into it kinda skeptical because of the director, who has made by far THE most over-hyped movie that turned out to be a suck fest.

Which movie was that?  I enjoyed his remake of Dawn of the Dead, and enjoyed the living hell out of 300.  Yes it was cheesy.  Yes it had nothing to do with historical Spartan fighting techniques (my wife's major fault with the movie), but it was inspirational.  I wanted to go out and whack some Persians.
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Post by: dman11235 on April 26, 2009, 05:25:41 AM
300 was a terrible, terrible movie.  It's not campy, it's not ironic, it's just bad.  For the record, it's a guy flick.  Those are, by default, bad movies, since they are not made for any artistic motive, rather for monetary motives.  This is why all guy and chick flicks are bad.  They may be entertaining, but so is my navel.  And I watched it 3 times to be sure.

I cannot speak for Dawn of the Dead, since horror is not a genre I watch usually.  It takes some real genius film making to make a good horror film, especially now that "horror" is basically torture porn (see the SAW series).
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Post by: bhu on April 26, 2009, 07:58:18 AM
There are non torture porn horror films that are pretty decent, but they dont get much publicity (or theater exposure). 
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Post by: Johannixx on April 26, 2009, 10:37:06 PM
Dawn of the Dead is a classic non-torture-porn horror movie.  Snyder treated the original material well.  The plot is similar to the first movie, but not identical (it's not two reporters and two SWAT guys in the mall, it's a collection of nearby people, for instance).  It has zombies, and a shopping mall.  It has a gun shop owner head-shooting a zombie Rosie O'Donnell from a hundred yards away.  What else do you need?
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Post by: bhu on April 27, 2009, 04:07:37 AM
Watch "Let the Right One In", preferably subtitled
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Post by: dman11235 on April 27, 2009, 05:36:01 AM
Yeah, I was saying that the standard for "horror" today is torture porn, not that torture porn is horror.  Hence my statement of it being possible to make a good one.  I've seen good ones, but they don't really do it for me, they just aren't my thing.
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Post by: bhu on April 27, 2009, 08:44:27 AM
oh dear we must change that  :D
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Post by: Cyrocloud on May 02, 2009, 04:33:53 PM
I saw wolverine on its midnight showing.  It was pretty good, but not great, some of the begining action sequences were just cheasy, and the movie definitaly should of been half an hour longer, to extrapolate more on his time with Deadpool--and those others guys too I guess.  All in all though most the action sequenceses were nice, they definitaly tied it in well too with the rest of the movies so over all I was content with it.

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Post by: altpersona on May 02, 2009, 05:19:35 PM
i was not overly happy with the last fight scene.
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Post by: Graytigeress on May 03, 2009, 11:12:51 AM
I really liked the Wolverine movie. He really took a lot of beatings.
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Post by: j0lt on May 03, 2009, 12:35:17 PM
I loved the Man With No Name spaghetti westerns, and more or less all of his other movies, but Gran Torino may just be Clint Eastwood's best movie yet.  His portrayal of a suburban Korean war vet/retiree was so genuinely done that I don't think it could have worked at all with any other actor alive today.  That, and even in his mid 70s, I wouldn't want to get on his bad side!  He's still tougher than any 3 other guys I've ever seen.
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Post by: bhu on May 03, 2009, 02:44:33 PM
Does it stack up to Unforgiven?
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Post by: Irthos Levethix on May 15, 2009, 05:58:45 PM
We watched "Taken" last night.  That movie is fucking awesome.

They really shouldn't have nabbed his daughter.
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Post by: bhu on May 16, 2009, 01:08:45 PM
We watched "Taken" last night.  That movie is fucking awesome.

They really shouldn't have nabbed his daughter.
QFT

He was badass. One of the few films this week to get a thumbs up from kitteh.

I also watched Repo: A Genetic Opera.  It was okay.  It's basically a style as substance movie.  If you like the style it'll be awesome, if not...

After that was Mystics of Bali.  An Indonesian horror film from the eighties filmed in a western style, but using eastern myths.  We have:

Maniacally laughing witches who can turn into balls of fire, or freaky pig women.

A woman whose head and entrails can separate from her body, fly about, and suck unborn babies from their mothers womb.

Talking bushes with 30' tongues that can leave temporary tattoos.

Spurious dubbing.

I'm honestly not sure how to rate it.  There's not much else out there really like it.
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Post by: j0lt on May 16, 2009, 02:59:11 PM
Does it stack up to Unforgiven?

Yeah, IMO it's even better.  I had just watched that for the first time after you mentioned it, thanks!
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Post by: Johannixx on May 18, 2009, 06:02:19 AM
We watched "Taken" last night.  That movie is fucking awesome.

They really shouldn't have nabbed his daughter.

I've heard good things about that movie, now I'll have to add it to the Netflix queue.
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Post by: j0lt on May 18, 2009, 02:05:13 PM
It's not out yet, and I'll probably have to wait an extra 5 or 6 months before it gets here, but Sam Raimi's new movie, Drag Me To Hell (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-REviL75zg), looks freakin' awesome!

(holy crap, if you look in the URL, you can find the word evil!  lol)
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Post by: Prak, the Mad on May 21, 2009, 12:05:43 PM
I really liked the Wolverine movie. He really took a lot of beatings.
yeah, it was a fun popcorn flick/blockbuster. And I was actually ok with how Deadpool was handled, it all made sense in the context of the film.
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Post by: BowenSilverclaw on May 26, 2009, 06:46:56 PM
We watched "Taken" last night.  That movie is fucking awesome.

They really shouldn't have nabbed his daughter.
QFT

He was badass. One of the few films this week to get a thumbs up from kitteh.

I just finally saw Taken as well.

Holy shit, that was an awesome movie :D
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Post by: bhu on May 26, 2009, 11:20:48 PM
Outlander came out on DVD last week.  Its a man from space who crashlands on earth during the time of the vikings (aka its an odd retelling of Beowulf).  Its a nice popcorn movie, and it has Ron Pearlman as a Viking Chief.  That alone was reason enough to rent it.
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Post by: bhu on May 31, 2009, 10:41:14 AM
I watched Baise Moi, Romance, and Irreversible this weekend.


Why has no one warned me about the French?

I mean Amelie and City of Lost Children were so fun...
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Post by: Kuroimaken on May 31, 2009, 07:38:42 PM
Has anyone suggested Battle Royale yet? Plenty of fun for people who like to see brains on the screen.
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Post by: BowenSilverclaw on May 31, 2009, 07:44:44 PM
It was indeed an entertaining movie :)

As was Outlander, like Bhu already mentioned :)
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Post by: bhu on June 01, 2009, 12:48:11 AM
Has anyone suggested Battle Royale yet? Plenty of fun for people who like to see brains on the screen.

I own a copy :D

I wanna get the sequel but im told its bad.
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Post by: BowenSilverclaw on June 01, 2009, 09:52:53 AM
It's not as good as the original.
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Post by: RobbyPants on June 05, 2009, 04:18:25 PM
We watched "Taken" last night.  That movie is fucking awesome.

They really shouldn't have nabbed his daughter.
QFT

He was badass. One of the few films this week to get a thumbs up from kitteh.

I just finally saw Taken as well.

Holy shit, that was an awesome movie :D
I watched it last night.  That movie is great.  I'm considering buying it for the numerous action scenes alone.

[spoiler]Bryan: You don't remember me, do you?  We spoke on the phone two days ago.  I told you I'd find you.

Marko: * priceless oh-shit look *[/spoiler]
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Post by: BowenSilverclaw on June 05, 2009, 04:22:47 PM
We watched "Taken" last night.  That movie is fucking awesome.

They really shouldn't have nabbed his daughter.
QFT

He was badass. One of the few films this week to get a thumbs up from kitteh.

I just finally saw Taken as well.

Holy shit, that was an awesome movie :D
I watched it last night.  That movie is great.  I'm considering buying it for the numerous action scenes alone.

[spoiler]Bryan: You don't remember me, do you?  We spoke on the phone two days ago.  I told you I'd find you.

Marko: * priceless oh-shit look *[/spoiler]


Same here. I loved the no-nonsense pragmatic nature of the fights :)
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Post by: RobbyPants on June 05, 2009, 05:07:01 PM
Same here. I loved the no-nonsense pragmatic nature of the fights everything he did :)
Fixed. ;)

"It's only a flesh wound"

What I love about him is how at the first sign of someone resisting him, he immediately shows him how far he's willing to go.  Resolve, motherfucker!
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Post by: bhu on June 06, 2009, 07:37:04 AM
GOt drug to seeing Drag Me To Hell.

For a Sam Raimi film I expected better.  It was okay it wa just lacking something.
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Post by: jameswilliamogle on June 07, 2009, 06:07:34 AM
On TMC the other night, I caught the last 45 min or so of The Seventh Seal.

Great freaking movie.

I highly recommend looking for it on Netflix or something.  Brilliant imagery, acting, and story.  Brutal, too.
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Post by: Smudgy on June 07, 2009, 06:15:02 AM
Just saw Drag Me to Hell.  I enjoyed it. Though as bhu said, it was lacking something from Raimi.  The slapstick side of it was kind of disappointing, which made me sad.  But maybe that's just because Bruce Campbell wasn't there.

Overall, it was refreshing to see a horror film that wasn't horror through sadism and 'how many people we can kill in two hours' sort of thing.  It didn't take itself too seriously, but it was still frightening at points.
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Post by: bhu on June 07, 2009, 07:38:53 AM
I never really found it frightening.  They just used the old 70's trick of being silent fro a few moments before doing a quick shot to whats supposed to be a scary face screaming while simultaneously jacking the sound up to maximum.  Used sparingly and at the right moments it can be done to good effect but this movie seemed to do it something like every 15 minutes for a while.
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Post by: bhu on June 14, 2009, 01:37:23 PM
Watched Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus for the monthly bad movie review.

Note I expected it to be bad going in, but it had the chance of being a "So bad its good movie"

It mostly ended up with my friends and I staring at the screen open mouthed wondering how they got funding.

Saw Gran Torino too.  Good but horribly depressing film.
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Post by: BowenSilverclaw on June 14, 2009, 02:02:39 PM
Haha, yeah MS vs GO really is something else, huh ;)



That passenger jet sequence cracks me up every time I see it :P
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Post by: RobbyPants on June 14, 2009, 02:49:59 PM
Has anyone watched Terminator: Salvation?

I wanted to watch it, but everything I've been hearing is lukewarm at best.  I'll probably watch it on DVD, but I don't want to waste my money at the theater if it's really not that good.
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Post by: bhu on June 14, 2009, 03:11:29 PM
Haha, yeah MS vs GO really is something else, huh ;)



That passenger jet sequence cracks me up every time I see it :P

My personal favorite is they call a Battleship a Destroyer, and when the Shark charges it they fire the main guns straight forward in to the air.  They almost made me shut it off at that point.
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Post by: bhu on June 14, 2009, 03:12:34 PM
Has anyone watched Terminator: Salvation?

I wanted to watch it, but everything I've been hearing is lukewarm at best.  I'll probably watch it on DVD, but I don't want to waste my money at the theater if it's really not that good.

Chatting with all the reviewers I know they all basically said the same thing: catch it on DVD. 

I do get tons of people telling me to go see Up tho..
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Post by: RobbyPants on June 15, 2009, 01:36:08 PM
It's probably best anyway.

What I want to see after it comes out on DVD is a bunch of YouTube videos of various scenes where they overlay Christian Bale's meltdown on top of what he's supposed to be saying.  I've discovered most YouTube movies are made more funny by Christian Bale swearing. :p
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Post by: Cyrocloud on June 16, 2009, 08:27:40 PM
I saw the Hangover opening night, and I got to say, I don't think I've ever been in a theater were the audiance laughed so much, and I along with them.  The movie is by far one of the funniest movies I've seen in a long time, and quite possibly ever.  After seeing it though and rembering back it does seem to be missing something that I think will keep it from being a classic like animal house, probably either the plot or the events I couldn't relate to.
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Post by: altpersona on June 17, 2009, 01:41:29 AM
just finished gran torino, very good.

could have skipped clints singing... nah, just kidding .. his singing was fine.
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Post by: j0lt on June 19, 2009, 02:27:32 PM
Finally watched the new Friday the !3th semi-remake/sequel.
My wife and I are big fans of Supernatural, so we thought seeing Jared Padalecki in a horror movie sounded like a good idea until we realized he wouldn't be Sam Winchester in the movie.   :p
Aside from some well-done gore, most of the movie just didn't feel like a Friday the 13th movie.  Jason didn't stalk people, he set traps for them and then dragged them into the dungeon underneath Camp Crystal Lake.  WTF?!  Really?  A dungeon?  Fuck you, Michael Bay.

Also watched Hancock and was pleasantly surprised that it was NOTHING like the previews made it appear.  I was expecting some lame superhero spoof at the same intellectual level as Austin Powers.  Instead, there was actually an interesting story behind everything and most of the movie was dramatic rather than insipidly comedic.
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Post by: AfterCrescent on June 24, 2009, 04:37:03 PM
Also watched Hancock and was pleasantly surprised that it was NOTHING like the previews made it appear.  I was expecting some lame superhero spoof at the same intellectual level as Austin Powers.  Instead, there was actually an interesting story behind everything and most of the movie was dramatic rather than insipidly comedic.
+1 I enjoyed that it was better than what the previews had you believe.

I saw Transformers 2 last night. It's a good movie, but if you're looking for a connection to the old cartoons/movies, you'll be sorely disappointed. Just expect a comedy/action film, as they doubled the amount of comedy and action from the first movie while cutting the plot into some fraction I don't want to calculate.

Still a good movie, just not as good as the first one. [spoiler]I like what they did with some of the Transformers in keeping with the original - Optimus, Starscream, I'm looking at you. But I really dislike how badass they made a couple of them - Soundwave, you're not that badass. I feel that they were trying too hard and some of the 'bots just weren't needed.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
Post by: altpersona on June 25, 2009, 11:47:48 PM
just watched transformers 2..

[spoiler]
wtf.

you walk out of the smithsonian air/space museum into an airplane graveyard w/ mountains in the background..

the twin sucked..

they go to all that trouble to reboot optimus, a 'prime' 'descendent'.. didnt they have like 6 other proper primes right next to the rebooter? reboot 6+1 primes and call it a damn day.

one of the fx scenes had a bad cut.. at least it was glaring at the theater i was in..

they rebroke bumblebee just for dramatic effect.. grr

i did like optimus laying down smack, but i saw 'it' coming..

i called the blackbird also... grr... should have been older... seeing as we still fly blackbirds every now and again..

the chick bot... wtf..

the side kick sucked..

i was/am fine w/ tuturo.. yay for real actors..

deep roy... wtf..

so ya, every 10 minutes or 23 times i was wtf are they doing now... oh gawd... for fucks sake..

i did like... "its supposed to hurt, its called an ass whippin."

[/spoiler]



if you want 2.5 hours of cars chases/robots/and explosions.. you will love it..

airbender trailer looked decent..

funny people looks hilarious..
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Post by: AfterCrescent on June 26, 2009, 01:00:11 AM
airbender trailer looked decent..
Not really. It looks like all cartoon->Live action transfers, Bad.
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Post by: altpersona on June 26, 2009, 01:03:34 AM
it looked more interesting than that cartoon...

but im still on my anti-me kick...
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Post by: emissary666 on June 28, 2009, 03:25:07 AM
I have recently seen:
Up: The most depressing feel good story of the year
Robot Monster: Indescribably AWESOME
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Post by: altpersona on June 29, 2009, 06:04:26 AM
Dr. Horribles Sing along blog, wootatisc
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Post by: Meg on June 29, 2009, 07:04:24 PM
Watched Year 1 this weekend.  For a movie of essentially fart jokes, it's great.  Just keep that low-brow humor in mind and you're good.  Ridiculous and hilarious. 
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Post by: emissary666 on July 12, 2009, 09:28:20 PM
Saw Bruno last night. It is the most boring, disgusting, morally reprehensible movie I have ever seen. While Borat actually had a point in exposing the stupidity and hatred of America, Bruno is is simply an hour and a half of homophobia on the part of the film makers themselves.
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Post by: bhu on July 13, 2009, 01:22:08 AM
If it makes you feel better its take has dropped steadily through the weekend.  Generally a bad sign.

It hasn't gotten great reviews either.
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Post by: Johannixx on July 14, 2009, 06:29:28 AM
Saw Bruno last night. It is the most boring, disgusting, morally reprehensible movie I have ever seen. While Borat actually had a point in exposing the stupidity and hatred of America, Bruno is is simply an hour and a half of homophobia on the part of the film makers themselves.

I felt dirty every time I laughed at Borat.  I watched it with a buddy of mine who happens to be Jewish, and when Borat started chucking greenbacks at a couple cockroaches he thought were lycanthropic Jews, we both lost it.  VERY NICE!

Bruno just seems silly.
Title: Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
Post by: CountArioch on July 23, 2009, 04:40:59 PM
Saw two movies recently.  I saw The Half-Blood Prince in the theaters, and saw Watchmen on DVD.

The Half-Blood Prince was a decent book-to-film adaptation.  It cut out a lot of plot points, but let's be honest, none of them would work on the screen.  As far as movies made about books go, this one actually did well.

Watchmen was excellent.  The ending has been changed from the Graphic Novel slightly, but it works.  The guy they got to play Rorshach was perfect (to give you an idea: the actor playing Rorshach will be playing Freddie Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street reboot next year.  Excellent job.)  Also, much less glowing blue penis than advertised, which is either good or bad.  The sex scene in the middle dragged too long.  I agree that the scene was important enough to the plot to be included, but it got old quickly.  There are some minor changes, but really I was satisfied with the interpretation.
Title: Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
Post by: BowenSilverclaw on July 23, 2009, 05:04:44 PM
Recently watched Machine Girl and Robogeisha, both were pretty damn awesome and hilarious :D
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Post by: Kuroimaken on July 23, 2009, 05:26:03 PM
Recently watched Machine Girl and Robogeisha, both were pretty damn awesome and hilarious :D

Whoa. Those sound awesome.
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Post by: BowenSilverclaw on July 23, 2009, 05:49:00 PM
Recently watched Machine Girl and Robogeisha, both were pretty damn awesome and hilarious :D

Whoa. Those sound awesome.
Recently watched Machine Girl and Robogeisha, both were pretty damn awesome and hilarious :D

Whoa. Those sound awesome.

Trailers:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zym-kjKOym0&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zym-kjKOym0&feature=related)
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/news/1830110/robogeisha_2009s_most_insane_trailer (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/news/1830110/robogeisha_2009s_most_insane_trailer)

EDIT:
Tokyo Gore Police is pretty awesome as well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0FJMkxqlRM&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0FJMkxqlRM&feature=related)
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Post by: Slaughterhouserock on July 23, 2009, 10:01:31 PM
Trailers:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zym-kjKOym0&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zym-kjKOym0&feature=related)
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/news/1830110/robogeisha_2009s_most_insane_trailer (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/news/1830110/robogeisha_2009s_most_insane_trailer)

EDIT:
Tokyo Gore Police is pretty awesome as well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0FJMkxqlRM&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0FJMkxqlRM&feature=related)

If you like those films, you might enjoy Meatball Machine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1WsJRHKiGg).  It's more along the lines of Tokyo Gore Police than the others, but with aliens instead of tumors. :P
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Post by: bhu on July 24, 2009, 12:13:40 PM
So what the fuck is Robogeisha about?  And why do they have butt katanas?
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Post by: BowenSilverclaw on July 24, 2009, 10:53:35 PM
1) Awesomeness

2) Because it's awesome (and Japanese :eh)



:P
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Post by: Graytigeress on July 30, 2009, 04:47:11 AM
I just watched The Color of Magic, I thought it was quite well done.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1079959/
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Post by: altpersona on July 30, 2009, 06:25:29 PM
The Color of Magic took an hour or so to grown on me, but it did.. not bad for a tv production...

i would have prefered they use a real orangutan.

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Post by: RobbyPants on July 30, 2009, 06:50:30 PM
I just watched Otis (2008), a very weird direct-to-DVD movie that my sister in law brought over.  It's supposed to be a dark comedy about a serial rapist/murder, although it's pretty tough to turn a lot of aspects of it into a comedy.  It really wasn't all that good, and it was pretty predictable in a lot of parts as well.  My wife and other sister in law hated it.

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Post by: altpersona on July 30, 2009, 06:53:54 PM
what? otis is a great movie.

by great i mean really well done, has a good ratio of quality / cost of production. acting was good enough, story was good enough...  its good enough in every way..

its not high art... but its a nice budget horror movie. one of the best iv seen in a long time.
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Post by: RobbyPants on July 30, 2009, 07:33:52 PM
I like how "good enough in every way" translates into a great movie. ;)

I found some parts quite hillarious, but all in all, it wasn't my thing.  That, and I had my wife and sister in law complaining behind me the whole time. :p
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Post by: altpersona on July 30, 2009, 11:10:44 PM
ah ha, you would have liked it alot more w/ out the SIL... that explains it.
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Post by: Alea_Iacta_Est on July 31, 2009, 12:07:15 AM
I suggest everyone see the movie Solomon Kane based of the the books Solomon Kane by Robert E. Howard, which also has a rpg called The Savage World of Solomon Kane. It is a fantasy set in Victorian England.
Poster:
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/__S33-mcY_Ww/SnAFHfX08sI/AAAAAAAAAGY/IzYGTGUS3-o/s1600/Solomon%2BKane.jpg)
It is coming out late 2009, early 2010.
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Post by: bhu on August 03, 2009, 10:41:46 AM
Bing as the boss and I are comic fans (well comic book movies in his case), I was asked to peek at Super Capers and Special.

Super Capers is one of those films you're going to look at and think "They had a promising cast and a neat premise.  Now what the hell happened during filming?"

Train wreck.  I'm not sure if it's meant to be for kids, or if it's just meant to be in the original spirit of older comics from long ago, but it's painful to watch.

Special is...different.  It's billed and advertised as a wacky comedy where a man in a medical experiment may or may not be developing super powers.  It is instead a very dark comedy about a man with some serious problems.  I'm not saying its bad, its okay in fact.  But don't go into it expecting it to be what it was advertised.
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Post by: RobbyPants on August 07, 2009, 01:51:24 PM
I finally saw Watchmen.  All in all, I think it was pretty good.  I think my favorite part was when

[spoiler]Rorschach got into that prison fight and said to all the inmates: "None of you understand. I'm not locked up in here with you. You're locked up in here with me!"

A predictable, yet totally badass line![/spoiler]
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Post by: altpersona on August 07, 2009, 05:01:00 PM
watch the animated comic.
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Post by: bhu on August 09, 2009, 12:32:05 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1449844/

I'm watching Sauna (aka Filth), which is as far as I know the first modern FInnish horror film to go international.

So far I must say it's been quite good and receives my enthusiastic support.  Tshern's countrymen have done exceptionally well on their first effort.
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Post by: emissary666 on August 09, 2009, 12:57:07 PM
Saw "In The Loop" Hilarious if confusing.
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Post by: BowenSilverclaw on August 09, 2009, 06:24:04 PM
Saw King Kong for the first time today.

Awesome :)
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Post by: bhu on August 10, 2009, 01:01:42 AM
Saw King Kong for the first time today.

Awesome :)

They're making a cgi sequel or prequel called Kong: King of Skull Island
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Post by: j0lt on August 10, 2009, 10:51:33 AM
Just re-watched The Truman Show.  Forgot how good it was.
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Post by: Kuroimaken on August 10, 2009, 03:51:19 PM
Just re-watched The Truman Show.  Forgot how good it was.

I never much cared for Jim Carrey in drama. It seems he gets lots of bad scripts that way. Truman was good, though.
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Post by: j0lt on August 10, 2009, 04:35:56 PM
Just re-watched The Truman Show.  Forgot how good it was.

I never much cared for Jim Carrey in drama. It seems he gets lots of bad scripts that way. Truman was good, though.

I'm kinda the opposite.  I hated most of his comedies, with the exception of things like Liar Liar.  I'd rather watch a musical than have to sit through Ace Ventura!
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Post by: Bozwevial on August 11, 2009, 02:05:06 AM
Just re-watched The Truman Show.  Forgot how good it was.

I never much cared for Jim Carrey in drama. It seems he gets lots of bad scripts that way. Truman was good, though.

I'm kinda the opposite.  I hated most of his comedies, with the exception of things like Liar Liar.  I'd rather watch a musical than have to sit through Ace Ventura!

Like this one, or is that a given? (http://www.hulu.com/watch/28343/dr-horribles-sing-along-blog)
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Post by: BowenSilverclaw on August 11, 2009, 11:32:52 AM
Just re-watched The Truman Show.  Forgot how good it was.

I never much cared for Jim Carrey in drama. It seems he gets lots of bad scripts that way. Truman was good, though.

I'm kinda the opposite.  I hated most of his comedies, with the exception of things like Liar Liar.  I'd rather watch a musical than have to sit through Ace Ventura!

Like this one, or is that a given? (http://www.hulu.com/watch/28343/dr-horribles-sing-along-blog)

Don't forget the Evil Dead musical :D
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Post by: bhu on August 11, 2009, 12:16:25 PM
Or Rocky Horror

Or Reefer Madness

heck, even Shock Treatment...
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Post by: RobbyPants on August 11, 2009, 01:18:10 PM
Has anyone seen Righteous Kill?  I was debating on watching it soon and was wondering if it was any good.
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Post by: Smudgy on August 14, 2009, 09:45:36 AM
Saw the midnight screening of District 9.  I really did enjoy it, it's the best sci-fi kind of movie I've seen in a good while. Probably the best movie I'll see this summer, unless Inglorious Basterds takes that spot.

It beat the hell out of Transformers 2, I'll say that.
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Post by: bhu on August 22, 2009, 06:55:06 AM
http://www.celebuzz.com/natalie-portman-mi...is-set-s128611/

I havent seen this movie because it isnt out yet but this has perked my interest :D
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Post by: altpersona on August 22, 2009, 11:27:19 AM
saw district 9 yesterday.. 

i find descriptions of it to fail...

not only were all the production elements great, they call came together and make a very good film.

i do wish that the popcorn and drink hadnt cost 10 bucks... one of each... damn it..
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Post by: Kuroimaken on August 22, 2009, 05:12:20 PM
Watched The Host at my sister's suggestion. It's a pretty good movie (more dramatic than frightening though).
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Post by: emissary666 on August 23, 2009, 08:04:33 PM
Saw Inglorious Bastards, new favorite movie
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Post by: RobbyPants on August 24, 2009, 03:20:30 PM
I did end up watching Righteous Kill, which I liked.  There was this one "poem" in there that was just perfect:

[spoiler]
The two detectives are questioning a prisoner about a string of murders where the killer leaves behind a poem.  These are the two detectives who arrested this prisoner, so understandabely, he hates them.

Detective 1: Do you like poetry?
Prisoner: Poetry?
Detective 2: Yeah, poetry.
Prisoner: Sure.  Roses are red | Violets are blue | I want to stab your eyes out with my dick, you fucks!

Priceless! :D
[/spoiler]
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Post by: Johannixx on August 27, 2009, 11:18:24 AM
Inglourious Basterds was interesting.  It definitely had its moments, and some of those were technically brilliant.  Overall, though, I would have preferred to see more of the Basterds in action.  The violence is truly grotesque, so be forewarned.  The dialogue, though, is the most chilling.  The first scene with the SS colonel and the French farmer is superb, as is the tavern scene, though that one is slower to unfold.

[spoiler]The trick of using old film reels as an incendiary is not new.  Stephen Hunter (interestingly, his day job is the Washington Post's movie critic) used old film for this purpose in Pale Horse Coming, which is quite possibly the best of his Earl Swagger novels.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]Also, what the hell happened to the other four Basterds?  There are ten of them (including Aldo) by the middle of the film, two get whacked in the tavern, two more in the theatre, but only Aldo and the driver are left at the end?[/spoiler]
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Post by: Kuroimaken on August 27, 2009, 10:58:32 PM
OK, it's ten freaking years old, but it's the only comedy with Ben Stiller in it that I actually like: Mystery Men.

I think it might just classify as one of those "it's so bad that it's good" movies.
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Post by: PhaedrusXY on August 28, 2009, 12:02:45 AM
http://www.celebuzz.com/natalie-portman-mi...is-set-s128611/

I havent seen this movie because it isnt out yet but this has perked my interest :D
No freakin' kidding. To quote the article: "Yeah so...this movie is already on the must-see list of 2010."

And for those of you too lazy to read the article, here is some incentive. The title is:
Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis Set to Have "Aggressive, Angry Sex"
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Post by: altpersona on August 28, 2009, 12:20:15 AM
ya, pre box office sales predictions are promising.
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Post by: emissary666 on September 01, 2009, 04:39:53 AM
Inglourious Basterds was interesting.  It definitely had its moments, and some of those were technically brilliant.  Overall, though, I would have preferred to see more of the Basterds in action.  The violence is truly grotesque, so be forewarned.  The dialogue, though, is the most chilling.  The first scene with the SS colonel and the French farmer is superb, as is the tavern scene, though that one is slower to unfold.

[spoiler]The trick of using old film reels as an incendiary is not new.  Stephen Hunter (interestingly, his day job is the Washington Post's movie critic) used old film for this purpose in Pale Horse Coming, which is quite possibly the best of his Earl Swagger novels.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]Also, what the hell happened to the other four Basterds?  There are ten of them (including Aldo) by the middle of the film, two get whacked in the tavern, two more in the theatre, but only Aldo and the driver are left at the end?[/spoiler]

[spoiler]They're either dead from unrelated causes or they simply weren't on the "blow up the theater" mission[/spoiler]
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Post by: altpersona on September 01, 2009, 05:45:48 AM
i rather injoyed the bastards...
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Post by: dman11235 on September 01, 2009, 06:37:45 AM
Lately I've been catching up with some of last year's movies, cause I didn't really watch very many (much to my dismay) over the course of last year.  Two nights ago it was The Prestige.  That is an awesome movie.  Last week it was Doubt.  Doubt was great and all, it was just....missing something.  I really liked the ending and how it was left open-ended, leaving you to doubt yourself, but overall I think the story telling was rather weak.  Acting: spot on.  Over the next couple weeks it's old movies, with an emphasis on the gangster influenced flicks, such as the Godfather, Dog Day Afternoon, etc.  Classics.  So no new movies for a bit.
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Post by: Johannixx on September 02, 2009, 07:51:24 AM
Lately I've been catching up with some of last year's movies, cause I didn't really watch very many (much to my dismay) over the course of last year.  Two nights ago it was The Prestige.  That is an awesome movie.  Last week it was Doubt.  Doubt was great and all, it was just....missing something.  I really liked the ending and how it was left open-ended, leaving you to doubt yourself, but overall I think the story telling was rather weak.  Acting: spot on.  Over the next couple weeks it's old movies, with an emphasis on the gangster influenced flicks, such as the Godfather, Dog Day Afternoon, etc.  Classics.  So no new movies for a bit.

Nothing quite like the classics.  I have "A Fist Full of Dollars" coming tomorrow via NetFlix.
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Post by: bhu on September 11, 2009, 02:59:09 PM
Finally got to see the Watchmen today. 

Am I alone in thinking Carla Gugino was much hotter as the original Silk Spectre than Malin Akerman was as the newer version?

Stockings and mini-skirts  :D

rawr!  :D
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Post by: altpersona on September 11, 2009, 08:57:16 PM
the orig specter seemed funner in every way..
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Post by: j0lt on September 16, 2009, 06:40:24 AM
Nothing quite like the classics.  I have "A Fist Full of Dollars" coming tomorrow via NetFlix.

One of the best!  Have you seen the original movie that it's based on?  (Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo)
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Post by: BowenSilverclaw on September 16, 2009, 06:29:51 PM
Finally saw Inglorious Basterds. It was awesome :D
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Post by: bhu on September 26, 2009, 03:43:22 PM
just saw Observe and Report.  Was nice to see Rogen in a different role, beating the unholy living dogshit out of people.

It's also reminded me that despite not normally being the type of woman I find attractive, given the opportunity, I would ride Anna Faris like a monkey on cocaine.
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Post by: Johannixx on September 26, 2009, 04:27:36 PM
Nothing quite like the classics.  I have "A Fist Full of Dollars" coming tomorrow via NetFlix.

One of the best!  Have you seen the original movie that it's based on?  (Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo)

Of course!  The scene where he leaves the chopsticks in the rice is classic.  I've also, unfortunately, seen the Bruce Willis remake, "Last Man Standing".  It had nothing on Kurosawa or Leone.
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Post by: RobbyPants on September 26, 2009, 07:32:51 PM
It's also reminded me that despite not normally being the type of woman I find attractive, given the opportunity, I would ride Anna Faris like a monkey on cocaine.
I've always thought she was pretty cute.
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Post by: bhu on September 27, 2009, 03:52:36 AM
It's also reminded me that despite not normally being the type of woman I find attractive, given the opportunity, I would ride Anna Faris like a monkey on cocaine.
I've always thought she was pretty cute.

She is, it's just that usually Hollywood style dumb blonds arent my thing.
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Post by: dman11235 on September 27, 2009, 04:34:29 AM
Just watched Persepolis finally.  I must say: good movie.  If a bit...slow at times.  It also seems to alternate between cliche and unique fairly often, which is kinda confusing.
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Post by: Bozwevial on September 28, 2009, 03:54:52 AM
Just watched Persepolis finally.  I must say: good movie.  If a bit...slow at times.  It also seems to alternate between cliche and unique fairly often, which is kinda confusing.

Persepolis was certainly an entertaining movie. Of course, the first time I watched it was without subtitles, so I was reliant on my tenuous grasp of French.
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Post by: dman11235 on September 28, 2009, 05:15:22 AM
I still have to watch it in the original language.  Since I watched it with my mom and she insisted on english audio.....oh well, watching it again soon in french.
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Post by: bhu on September 30, 2009, 11:28:30 AM
Just watched Rob Zombies newest effort El Superbeasto.  It references more films, old time superhero serials, tv series, porn, music, and pop culture stuff than I have time to discuss.  It's pretty much style as substance.  If you love the style, you'll love the film.  If not...you won't have anything to distract you from Sherri Moon Zombies squeaky voice character... I still recommend it :D (It is also the first time I have heard the term 'panty hamster')

I also watched Deadgirl.  It is without doubt a most original zombie movie.  Originality does not make up for it's utter repulsiveness in subject matter as it delves into just how sociopathic kids can be.  Seriously some of you may need a hug after watching this, particularly if you're female.  Holy shit it was awesome.  Repulsive, but awesome...
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Post by: dman11235 on October 04, 2009, 05:58:44 AM
Rachel Getting Married is flipping brilliant.  Just...watch it.  And no, it's not a romantic comedy.  It's about a girl with an addiction to an undisclosed drug (or many, percoset was mentioned once, but the drug type isn't important) and her interaction with her family during her sister's wedding which is happening right after she gets out of rehab.  I can't believe I didn't hear more about this film.  Oh, it's by Jonathan Demme, who did Silence of the Lambs.  So expect that level of psychological focus.
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Post by: altpersona on October 04, 2009, 06:47:16 AM
zombieland B+ really funny, very well done.
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Post by: Sinfire Titan on October 11, 2009, 10:45:30 PM
So, I recently watched a few movies with some friends. Here's what:

Tokyo Zombie
[spoiler]Obviously Japanese, so subtitles required. The back of the box said it was the Japanese version of Shaun of the Dead.



It's much worse than that. In a good way. Cheesy acting, cheap jokes, and really no sensible plot to speak of. Between the Narmtastic plot and lines, and the genuinely absurd jokes, it was worth the $4 from Movie Gallery.[/spoiler]

3 Extremes
[spoiler]A Chinese movie. Advertised itself as a horror film, but watching something like Tokyo Zombie and desensitization thanks to the net ruined it.

Technically three short films rolled into one. All of them really weren't that good. Not worth it.[/spoiler]

Repo: The Genetic Opera
[spoiler]Good god! What a movie this was! It's a stage play that was adapted into Musical film, but the entire thing was epic in 5 ways. The voices were decent, but the plot was the kicker. Worth seeing a few times.[/spoiler]
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Post by: bhu on October 12, 2009, 11:13:33 AM
Did you get Three Extremes 1 or 2?  One of them is okay and the other is kinda meh..
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Post by: Sinfire Titan on October 12, 2009, 03:46:18 PM
Did you get Three Extremes 1 or 2?  One of them is okay and the other is kinda meh..

Spoilers enclosed:

[spoiler]Dunno exactly which, but the one we did rent we only got through 2 stories on. The first was about cannibalism (and abortions), the second was about a movie director.[/spoiler]
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Post by: bhu on October 13, 2009, 10:32:13 AM
Okay that was number one (the better of the two).  Actually it was number two where it was originally filmed, but for some reason the sequel got the initial release here, and the first film was made the sequel. 

It's not entirely chinese, each of the films comes form a different country.  I liked Dumplings though...
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Post by: altpersona on October 13, 2009, 04:26:04 PM
trailer park boys - liquor day.  i give three out of four trailers. started slow, didnt stand out from any particular other tpb show... then it kicked into overdrive.
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Post by: emissary666 on October 17, 2009, 12:55:21 AM
Trick 'r Treat: A true Halloween movie, must see, buy, own, watch every day for the rest of the month
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Post by: emissary666 on November 01, 2009, 05:34:22 AM
Saw paranormal activity today. Two words: Holy shit
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Post by: RobbyPants on November 02, 2009, 09:13:29 PM
Was is scary?  I've heard it is.

I saw Body of Lies this weekend.  It was a pretty good movie, except the end seemed a bit too Deus Ex Mechanay to me.
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Post by: archangel.arcanis on November 02, 2009, 09:19:26 PM
Did anyone get a chance to see Boondock Saints 2? I was really looking forward to seeing it but it isn't playing anywhere around here. I might need to find out if it is in New Orleans (closest city that would probably have it) and have a road trip.
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Post by: emissary666 on November 03, 2009, 03:02:32 PM
Was is scary?  I've heard it is.

I saw Body of Lies this weekend.  It was a pretty good movie, except the end seemed a bit too Deus Ex Mechanay to me.

Depends on your definition of scary. There aren't too many "jump scares," but the tension and the subtle things are extremely creepy at worse
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Post by: winter_soldier on November 06, 2009, 04:09:53 PM
just saw Observe and Report.  Was nice to see Rogen in a different role, beating the unholy living dogshit out of people.

It's also reminded me that despite not normally being the type of woman I find attractive, given the opportunity, I would ride Anna Faris like a monkey on cocaine.

That was really good. Not all that funny, but I think it was billed as a "comedY' because there was literally nowhere else it would fit.
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Post by: bhu on November 07, 2009, 04:53:44 AM
Did anyone get a chance to see Boondock Saints 2? I was really looking forward to seeing it but it isn't playing anywhere around here. I might need to find out if it is in New Orleans (closest city that would probably have it) and have a road trip.

Its being savaged in reviews on rotten tomatoes, but I dont think they rated the 1st one all that well either
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Post by: dman11235 on November 07, 2009, 06:01:17 AM
I'm not quite sure why I've been hearing all this hate for Burn After Reading.  Watched it tonight, totally exceeded my expectations (from all the downplaying that people have been giving it).  Not the greatest or the funniest, but still good and very funny.
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Post by: altpersona on November 07, 2009, 06:21:23 AM
looks like i forgot to mention Worlds Greatest Dad. wows i didnt know how that story was gonna go...

i like it.

[spoiler]i dont know if its the real thing or a stunt double, but you get a shot of robin williams's junk. [/spoiler]

Skull Heads.. o what a piece of crap.

The Invention of lying. slow... cute..

Astroboy. two thumbs up from the guy who hates anime...[spoiler] the adjusted to storyline a little bit.[/spoiler]

Moon w/ zaphod beeblebrox, er i mean sam rockwell. i liked it. [spoiler]it looks like they were aiming for 2001 a space Odyssey but missed the mark... robin hood couldnt hit that target... anyway... its a depressing feel good sci future flick with lackluster twists.. and the moon has tooo much gravity..[/spoiler]

El Superbeasto - loved it. i pretty much agree with bhu's description...

Couples Retreat - meh... its aight... not the best VV movie ever...

GI Joe resolute - i didnt see the live action movie this summer, but this cartoon has to better than it. i think its better than the original series.. some minor reality issues, but its an action cartoon, they get a pass for that stuff..
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Post by: bhu on November 07, 2009, 12:56:41 PM
Watched Coraline.  Was pleasantly surprised.  First movie intended for kids I've seen in ages that hasn't made me want to hang myself.

Oh and I'm officially writing my review for my first Chuck Norris film.  See if you can guess which one from the description:

Hang around the internet long enough and you’ll be told that Chuck Norris is a deity who can do no wrong, kill you with his eyelashes, is the second coming of Jesus, and has never made a bad film.  If any frothing Norris fan ever actually repeats this crap to you, show them this movie.  It will wound them in their quiet place.  Detective John Shepherd (Chuck Norris) is hired to find a kidnapped jewel cutter, despite the daughter of his last client dying.  Nothing looks good on a resume like “50% of my clients have survived the John Shepherd experience”.

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Post by: Kuroimaken on November 07, 2009, 03:33:26 PM
Watched Coraline.  Was pleasantly surprised.  First movie intended for kids I've seen in ages that hasn't made me want to hang myself.

Oh and I'm officially writing my review for my first Chuck Norris film.  See if you can guess which one from the description:

Hang around the internet long enough and you’ll be told that Chuck Norris is a deity who can do no wrong, kill you with his eyelashes, is the second coming of Jesus, and has never made a bad film.  If any frothing Norris fan ever actually repeats this crap to you, show them this movie.  It will wound them in their quiet place.  Detective John Shepherd (Chuck Norris) is hired to find a kidnapped jewel cutter, despite the daughter of his last client dying.  Nothing looks good on a resume like “50% of my clients have survived the John Shepherd experience”.



Which is why I sustain that Chuck Norris is actually one of Gendou Ikari's failed disciples.
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Post by: AfterCrescent on November 09, 2009, 04:51:27 PM
The Men Who Stare At Goats was far more hilarious than I expected it to be.
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Post by: dman11235 on November 09, 2009, 05:37:51 PM
This is good.  I had expected it to be hilarious in the first place, so it beating that would be wonderful.
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Post by: awaken DM golem on November 11, 2009, 01:10:02 AM
OOPS I should'a posted this here:

Pandorum ain't quite elder evil's Pandorym.
anyways
I saw it cheap, but i'm'n'a go see it again.
Good stuff.

If anybody is a fan of HeavyMetal magazine ... the illustrated adult comics mag;
the story line is a direct hack of Druuna.
http://www.druuna.net/ ... "slinky" warning
Toned down of course, because Horror + cheesecake = worse than R-rated = no market.

I can see why it didn't sell too well.
It's dark, and for too long.
And then there's the semi Hollywood ending.
Still ... it's sharp SciFi.

I any of y'all get the chance, I recommend it.
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Post by: bhu on January 25, 2010, 03:23:11 PM
http://liveforfilms.wordpress.com/2009/10/10/assault-girls-trailer-for-women-hunting-giant-sand-worms-film/

Has anyone seen this and is it worth reviewing?
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Post by: Kuroimaken on January 25, 2010, 06:15:34 PM
http://liveforfilms.wordpress.com/2009/10/10/assault-girls-trailer-for-women-hunting-giant-sand-worms-film/

Has anyone seen this and is it worth reviewing?

I haven't, and yet I long to do so now.
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Post by: altpersona on January 25, 2010, 08:59:50 PM
planet hulk isnt very good. at least thats what i have 'heard'
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Post by: altpersona on April 25, 2010, 03:48:43 AM
Drawn Together, the movie.

if your the person who likes the show, your gonna like this movie.

if you like the idea of the show but found you had no interest in actually watching it, you will like this movie..

if you dont find toon nudity, scat and necrophilia jokes funny.. skip it.

minor spoiler,







some of the voice overs sound like josh or zeke (i still dont know whose voice is whose)
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Post by: emissary666 on May 07, 2010, 01:52:15 PM
Saw a sneak peek of Survival Of The Dead on Tuesday, with an introduction from GEORGE FUCKING ROMERO himself. Overall, Survival is pretty bad. Romero said he wanted a western theme but instead we get Social Commentary: The Western (With Zombies!)

To avoid the line I hoped into Ghost World, which was surprisingly good
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Post by: bhu on May 07, 2010, 07:37:08 PM
http://www.collider.com/2010/05/06/first-image-new-godzilla-legendary-pictures/
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Post by: awaken DM golem on May 12, 2010, 11:36:02 PM
Iron Man 2 ... is it me or does Scarlett Johanson have just one dimension? ... not that I'd notice any of the others. (man giggle)
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Post by: Johannixx on May 18, 2010, 07:21:43 AM
Saw a sneak peek of Survival Of The Dead on Tuesday, with an introduction from GEORGE FUCKING ROMERO himself. Overall, Survival is pretty bad. Romero said he wanted a western theme but instead we get Social Commentary: The Western (With Zombies!)

To avoid the line I hoped into Ghost World, which was surprisingly good

I know I'll be crucified for this, but Romero hasn't made a good movie since Dawn of the Dead.  Day sucked, Land sucked, and Diary sucked.  Even then, I enjoyed the remake of Dawn more than the original.  Yes, the man is the father of all modern zombie movies, and should be honored as such.  But just as we've moved beyond Joe Namath and Babe Ruth, we've also moved beyond Romero.
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Post by: bhu on May 18, 2010, 08:10:08 AM
Apparently Alex Jones claims that teh script of the Machete film is a psy-op to provoke a race war between latinos and whites...
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Post by: Johannixx on May 18, 2010, 03:43:04 PM
Apparently Alex Jones claims that teh script of the Machete film is a psy-op to provoke a race war between latinos and whites...

They're actually making Machete?  Nice.  I just hope Eli Roth doesn't end up making "Thanksgiving" too :(
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Post by: bhu on May 18, 2010, 10:17:54 PM
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/44943
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Post by: bhu on May 19, 2010, 12:18:27 AM
My family got me a free one month netflix subscription to help occupy my mind.  Ive got about 300 movies in queue already but I'm open for suggestions :D
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Post by: altpersona on May 19, 2010, 12:20:36 AM
gummo
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Post by: bhu on May 19, 2010, 12:45:58 AM
seen it.  chloe sevigny is that unusual sort of woman who can still be attractive yet terrifying at the same time
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Post by: Johannixx on May 20, 2010, 07:46:33 AM
Saw Iron Man 2 tonight.  Interesting.  Not as good as the original, IMHO, but still enjoyable.  As always, Downey stole the show.  The fight scenes were pretty weak, IMHO.  They didn't last all that long, and weren't all that spectacular.  That said, the dialogue was the best part of the movie.  Downey and the Senator (played by Gary Shandling) have a great confrontation, and I have to admit, it's the first time I've heard the word 'assclowns' used in a major motion picture.  I was rather saddened by the limited amount of screen time that Mickey Rourke got to share with Downey, but what was there was good.

And there IS an easter egg at the end of the credits.  You can decide for yourself if it's worth the wait.
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Post by: Dictum Mortuum on June 06, 2010, 12:21:22 AM
Has anyone suggested 'community'? Awesome series :P
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Post by: The_Mad_Linguist on July 18, 2010, 01:34:15 AM
Just saw Inception.  It's basically Godel Escher Bach meets Psychonauts as directed by Nolan.
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Post by: Bozwevial on July 18, 2010, 06:21:00 PM
Just saw Inceptions.  It's basically Godel Escher Bach meets Psychonauts as directed by Nolan.

...well, now I have to go see that. That sounds like a fantastic combination.
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Post by: bhu on July 19, 2010, 11:28:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qlt2nG4PEZw&feature=player_embedded

Someone is required to tell me what movie this is from.  Required.  Seriously, I will haunt this forum until I know.
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Post by: Slaughterhouserock on July 19, 2010, 11:46:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qlt2nG4PEZw&feature=player_embedded

Someone is required to tell me what movie this is from.  Required.  Seriously, I will haunt this forum until I know.

Funky Forest: The First Contact (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0451829/).
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Post by: bhu on July 20, 2010, 01:29:08 AM
Thank you.  When the cats take over hte world your kindnesses will be remembered.
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Post by: altpersona on July 22, 2010, 07:28:28 PM
http://www.mostdangerousman.org/

damn thing made kissinger look good, relatively anyway..

pretty good
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Post by: trappedslider on July 23, 2010, 05:04:05 PM


I know I'll be crucified for this, but Romero hasn't made a good movie since Dawn of the Dead.  Day sucked, Land sucked, and Diary sucked.  Even then, I enjoyed the remake of Dawn more than the original.  Yes, the man is the father of all modern zombie movies, and should be honored as such.  But just as we've moved beyond Joe Namath and Babe Ruth, we've also moved beyond Romero.

I argee about Day being weak,but I thought land of the dead was okay,i dislike the remake of Dawn. I have however decided to skip the others due to mainkly not really being drawn by the storyline of the newer stuff.
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Post by: bhu on August 14, 2010, 04:19:12 AM
Scott Pilgrim wasn't bad.  A little uneven in the third act but all movies are.
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Post by: trappedslider on August 14, 2010, 05:18:48 AM
Scott Pilgrim wasn't bad.  A little uneven in the third act but all movies are.

i thought it was  :lmao so did my date....
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Post by: Kuroimaken on August 14, 2010, 05:29:23 AM
Ponyo was a really good movie. Had to be a Miyazaki film.
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Post by: Bozwevial on August 14, 2010, 06:11:59 PM
Ponyo was a really good movie. Had to be a Miyazaki film.
How could you tell? :P I'm just glad they picked Liam Neeson for the English adaptation.
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Post by: Kuroimaken on August 14, 2010, 06:22:36 PM
Why, the adorable cuteness of the character design, of course.

(And Fujimoto's nose.)

We... only got the portuguese dubbed version, though. With the guy who usually voices Goku as Sousuke's father. Fucker is in EVERYTHING, and always sound the EXACT SAME. ZERO flexibility as a voice actor. I keep wondering how the hell he's not out of a job.
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Post by: Bozwevial on August 14, 2010, 07:40:41 PM
That sounds like a horrible pick. Why would anyone select him, of all people? Surely there's someone else out there who speaks Portuguese.
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Post by: Kuroimaken on August 15, 2010, 05:14:43 AM
Because the dub was done by Alamo, which always picks the same fucking actors for everything. If only they picked Guilherme Briggs' company (the name escapes me at the moment), we could see a REAL actor at work. I'm guessing they couldn't afford it because the whole thing was distributed by Playarte, which... isn't exactly big as far as publishers go.
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Post by: bhu on August 16, 2010, 03:17:36 AM
Well crap.  Apparently SP is tanking at the box office.
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Post by: trappedslider on August 16, 2010, 10:53:58 PM
Well crap.  Apparently SP is tanking at the box office.

yeah it came out on the wrong weekend...going up agisnt The Expendables.. :nonono but it will become a cult classic on DVD i'm sure of it...
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Post by: bhu on August 17, 2010, 12:16:40 AM
yeah but the Expendables sucks big time...
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Post by: The_Mad_Linguist on August 17, 2010, 12:19:50 AM
Saw The Other Guys.  Seems like the type of movie that needed the last pass with the editor or that had the desired rating change at the last moment - I got the impression they added in a bunch of sex stuff at the very end to make it Pg-13 instead of PG, mostly because the scenes weren't connected well and, most damningly, weren't funny.

My recommendation: wait until the TV edit comes on, since the first stuff they'll cut needed to go.
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Post by: altpersona on August 17, 2010, 02:44:43 AM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1460022/

wow what a film.

its not super great. but its the best movies i have seen in a while.

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Post by: wotmaniac on August 17, 2010, 06:44:02 PM
just checked-out Hot Tub Time Machine on video -- not a bad flick; some parts still have me laughing 3 days later.  I give it 3.5/5
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Post by: altpersona on August 17, 2010, 07:11:42 PM
teenage mutant ninja turtles : forever.

two thumbs up.

combines some aspects of all previous turtle media.

might be the best turtle movie of the collection.
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Post by: bhu on September 04, 2010, 07:59:31 AM

 :banghead :beathorse :witsend :grave

http://www.examiner.com/comedy-in-national/will-tom-cruise-drop-his-les-grossman-comedy-to-appear-guillermo-del-toro-s-3d-epic (http://www.examiner.com/comedy-in-national/will-tom-cruise-drop-his-les-grossman-comedy-to-appear-guillermo-del-toro-s-3d-epic)

apparently a few Old Ones will show up if this report it true

http://www.deltorofilms.com/ProjectPage.php?projectid=9 (http://www.deltorofilms.com/ProjectPage.php?projectid=9)

http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2010/08/30/at-the-mountains-of-madness-script-review-appears-online/ (http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2010/08/30/at-the-mountains-of-madness-script-review-appears-online/)

http://templeofghoul.blogspot.com/2010/08/at-mountains-of-madness-script-review.html (http://templeofghoul.blogspot.com/2010/08/at-mountains-of-madness-script-review.html)  uh oh if this is true seems like a rip off of The Thing with Cthulhu added.  I'm hoping teh reports about the script being fake are true.
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Post by: bhu on October 09, 2010, 04:00:29 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQLi1UiWo8E

I am so reviewing this when it comes out.   :lol
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Post by: altpersona on October 09, 2010, 04:33:27 AM
BTZ ftw.
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Post by: Kuroimaken on October 09, 2010, 04:36:57 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQLi1UiWo8E

I am so reviewing this when it comes out.   :lol

This is supposed to actually be a movie instead of a spoof?
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Post by: bhu on October 09, 2010, 09:39:22 AM
As far as I know, yup.  it's a movie.  http://www.joblo.com/arrow/index.php?id=23349
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Post by: RobbyPants on October 11, 2010, 02:35:34 PM
Has anyone seen Stone yet (Edward Norton, Robert DeNiro)?  I don't want any spoilers, but I'm curious if it's any good.
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Post by: bhu on October 16, 2010, 07:47:07 PM
http://coronacomingattractions.com/news/hellboys-guillermo-del-toro-answers-question-about-if-hes-directing-new-godzilla-movie
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Post by: Monotremeancer on October 17, 2010, 11:53:55 AM
Anyone know anything about this one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M_QC2fatXQ&NR=1)? I feel an incredible urge to see it
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Post by: bhu on October 17, 2010, 08:25:06 PM
Anyone know anything about this one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M_QC2fatXQ&NR=1)? I feel an incredible urge to see it

http://www.bloodsprayer.com/reviews/a-tidal-wave-of-awesome-sushi-typhoon-premieres-alien-vs-ninja-and-mutant-girls-squad/

Sushi Typhoon is a division of Nikkatsu studios employing only cult directors.  Basically Japan learned a lot of it's weirder or hardcore blood splatter films have a market in the US, so they decided to make films aimed at an American audience more than their own.  If you're looking for story, plot, or character development it probably won't be here.  If your looking for arterial spray and lots of wtf, then this will do just fine.
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Post by: Monotremeancer on October 17, 2010, 10:49:04 PM
Anyone know anything about this one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M_QC2fatXQ&NR=1)? I feel an incredible urge to see it

http://www.bloodsprayer.com/reviews/a-tidal-wave-of-awesome-sushi-typhoon-premieres-alien-vs-ninja-and-mutant-girls-squad/

Sushi Typhoon is a division of Nikkatsu studios employing only cult directors.  Basically Japan learned a lot of it's weirder or hardcore blood splatter films have a market in the US, so they decided to make films aimed at an American audience more than their own.  If you're looking for story, plot, or character development it probably won't be here.  If your looking for arterial spray and lots of wtf, then this will do just fine.
I'll love it in other words
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Post by: altpersona on October 17, 2010, 11:19:38 PM
have not watched it yet, but i think i have that zombie flick
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Post by: Kuroimaken on October 17, 2010, 11:27:34 PM
Anyone know anything about this one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M_QC2fatXQ&NR=1)? I feel an incredible urge to see it

http://www.bloodsprayer.com/reviews/a-tidal-wave-of-awesome-sushi-typhoon-premieres-alien-vs-ninja-and-mutant-girls-squad/

Sushi Typhoon is a division of Nikkatsu studios employing only cult directors.  Basically Japan learned a lot of it's weirder or hardcore blood splatter films have a market in the US, so they decided to make films aimed at an American audience more than their own.  If you're looking for story, plot, or character development it probably won't be here.  If your looking for arterial spray and lots of wtf, then this will do just fine.

Nipple blades.

That's all.
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Post by: bhu on October 18, 2010, 05:56:57 AM
Given that one of the girls in the mutant flick has a chainsaw ass power im gonna have to see it.
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Post by: Kuroimaken on October 18, 2010, 06:18:28 AM
It's like they rolled 2d6 with ways to eviscerate people and body part names on them.
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Post by: Bozwevial on October 18, 2010, 06:21:12 AM
Given that one of the girls in the mutant flick has a chainsaw ass power im gonna have to see it.
Okay, at first I read this as "chainsaw badass power" and thought nothing of it. Now I'm confused.
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Post by: RobbyPants on October 26, 2010, 02:16:54 PM
Has anyone seen Stone yet (Edward Norton, Robert DeNiro)?  I don't want any spoilers, but I'm curious if it's any good.
So, has anyone seen it yet?
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Post by: Monotremeancer on October 26, 2010, 08:15:45 PM
Has anyone seen Stone yet (Edward Norton, Robert DeNiro)?  I don't want any spoilers, but I'm curious if it's any good.
So, has anyone seen it yet?
Haven't even heard of it  :D
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Post by: Monotremeancer on October 29, 2010, 11:35:48 PM
Went to the (Swedish) cinema premiere of "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" today, it was everything I could have hoped for and a little more  :D
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Post by: altpersona on October 29, 2010, 11:47:08 PM
i thought 'swedish cinema' was code for porn theater?
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Post by: Monotremeancer on October 30, 2010, 12:41:03 AM
i thought 'swedish cinema' was code for porn theater?
Never heard it, but it would not surprise me one bit if it was. Come to think of it, I do not think I've ever seen a porn theater (from the inside or outside)
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Post by: trappedslider on October 31, 2010, 05:43:42 AM
For those that are into old school films.. TCM is going to be showing Metropolis restored to the point of missing ONLY 8 mins on the night of nov 7th. If your wondering what that is it is the movie that gave brith to almsot all of the stuff currently done in sci-fi movies.
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Post by: altpersona on October 31, 2010, 10:52:37 PM
its a shame its not a better movie..

still worth watching..
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Post by: trappedslider on October 31, 2010, 11:03:49 PM
its a shame its not a better movie..

still worth watching..

what do you mean by better?
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Post by: altpersona on November 01, 2010, 01:15:51 AM
iv not been able to finish it...
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Post by: bhu on November 01, 2010, 05:20:48 AM
Does anyone know where the Hell Monsters is playing?  I cant find a theater anywhere in Ohio showing it.
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Post by: altpersona on November 01, 2010, 06:25:52 AM
i dont see an imdb for "hell monsters"
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Post by: bhu on November 01, 2010, 08:05:36 PM
Monsters i meant.  sorry for the confusion
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Post by: The_Mad_Linguist on November 01, 2010, 08:17:42 PM
I've heard good things about "RED" - anyone seen it?
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Post by: altpersona on November 01, 2010, 10:19:16 PM
red, i liked it, it met my expectations.

Monsters, i really liked. or i would have liked had i had an opportunity to see it in a sanctioned facility.

i dont think its opened in the states yet.
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Post by: bhu on November 01, 2010, 10:43:53 PM
Ahh.  It says it opened in limited release the 29th.
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Post by: Monotremeancer on November 01, 2010, 10:51:34 PM
"The Yes Men Fix the World" is worth every second of watching
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Post by: altpersona on November 01, 2010, 10:56:03 PM
the yes men rock
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Post by: Kuroimaken on November 02, 2010, 04:32:38 AM
Just came back from "Eating, Loving and Praying" or however the order goes. Fairly standard feministic romantic "comedy" about a successful woman in her thirties who completes the journey of every romantic comedy from one penis tip to another.  :eh
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Post by: Nick on November 02, 2010, 06:16:37 AM
Just came back from "Eating, Loving and Praying" or however the order goes. Fairly standard feministic romantic "comedy" about a successful woman in her thirties who completes the journey of every romantic comedy from one penis tip to another.  :eh

Written by a man or a woman?
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Post by: Kuroimaken on November 02, 2010, 07:33:32 AM
Just came back from "Eating, Loving and Praying" or however the order goes. Fairly standard feministic romantic "comedy" about a successful woman in her thirties who completes the journey of every romantic comedy from one penis tip to another.  :eh

Written by a man or a woman?
Woman.
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Post by: bhu on November 14, 2010, 01:46:23 AM
The Warner Archives released Razorback on DVD-R!  Go Go Giant Death Piggie!
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Post by: emissary666 on December 11, 2010, 07:13:18 AM
Saw Troll 2 on thursday. I feel like a horrible person
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Post by: altpersona on January 07, 2011, 10:33:31 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1522262

Last Lovecraft

no budget, but that dont hurt it.

best lovecraft movie i have ever seen.

not that that is saying much.
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Post by: bhu on January 08, 2011, 02:16:18 AM
I had hopes it would be amusing...

You might wanna read this on occasion: http://unfilmable.blogspot.com/

It's a blog on cosmic horror in film.   The owner Craig is a pretty nice guy. 
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Post by: Monotremeancer on January 08, 2011, 02:25:52 AM
Just watched the second Crank movie with a bunch of friends. There is something seriously wrong those two movies, but whatever it is, it's really entertaining.
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Post by: altpersona on January 09, 2011, 11:50:06 PM
127 hours, very good.

i dont need to watch it again, so its not star wars or groundhog day, but its very very good.
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Post by: Monotremeancer on January 10, 2011, 12:01:21 AM
127 hours, very good.

i dont need to watch it again, so its not star wars or groundhog day, but its very very good.
I've read bits and pieces from the book and "enjoyed" (a very relative interpretation of the word is required here) it. Normally I am not that big a fan of going to the cinema but maybe I'll go and see it ones it has première over here
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Post by: altpersona on January 21, 2011, 06:23:58 AM
Skeletons

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1425933/

odd little movie, i enjoyed it. very slow, no real action. a quirky character drama w/ scifi accent.
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Post by: RobbyPants on January 23, 2011, 05:54:49 AM
I just watched Machette.  It's fun if you don't take it too seriously...

...and watch it with a few beers. :D
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Post by: bhu on January 23, 2011, 07:58:58 AM
I just watched Machette.  It's fun if you don't take it too seriously...

...and watch it with a few beers. :D

How violent is it?  Im told an unrated directors cut version is supposed to be released with extra killin'
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Post by: RobbyPants on January 24, 2011, 04:45:18 AM
I don't think I saw the unrated version.  Basically, everything about the movie, including the violence, is ridiculous over-the-top.

If you go in expecting over-the-top dialog, action, violence, and plot, you'll probably love the movie.  Basically, it watches a lot like a comic book.
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Post by: bhu on April 07, 2011, 08:26:51 AM
A friend took me to see SUcker Punch tonight to cheer me up.  We thought we'd be among the few on a wednesday night, but a hoard of moms came in dragging little girls (average age 6-10) for what they apparently thought would be a brainless superhero kids movie.  One i can even quote as telling her small child to 'sit with mommy and watch some girls kick ass'.


Even when it got reeeaally awkward not one of them left.  It was kind of weird.
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Post by: altpersona on May 03, 2011, 06:24:56 AM
no review here, just the spoiler.

http://marvel.wikia.com/Erik_Selvig_%28Earth-199999%29
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Post by: altpersona on August 04, 2011, 01:11:57 AM
saw Dinner for Shmucks, im embarrassed to admit i enjoyed it.
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Post by: PhaedrusXY on August 08, 2011, 03:17:21 PM
Watched Lincoln Lawyer last night. It was quite good. The guy is a defense attorney who represents some... clients with questionable integrity. His driver was a straight-up thug, and they drove around listening "gansta rap" all the time. After the lawyer basically hoodwinks a biker gang, his driver says:

"You know boss, you'd have done OK on the street."

and the lawyer replies "Where do you think I am?"

It started out like that, but got pretty serious and interesting before long, and was quite engaging throughout. My wife said she thought the ending was weak, but I didn't mind it.
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Post by: altpersona on August 08, 2011, 08:52:05 PM
The Company Men, all star cast that pays off.

the end is soft pitch bs, but otherwise, i may like movies that make you feel bad...
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Post by: PhaedrusXY on August 08, 2011, 08:57:45 PM
A friend took me to see SUcker Punch tonight to cheer me up.  We thought we'd be among the few on a wednesday night, but a hoard of moms came in dragging little girls (average age 6-10) for what they apparently thought would be a brainless superhero kids movie.  One i can even quote as telling her small child to 'sit with mommy and watch some girls kick ass'.


Even when it got reeeaally awkward not one of them left.  It was kind of weird.
:lol
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Post by: altpersona on August 09, 2011, 06:57:50 AM
i didnt reread the whole thread to see if i mentioned it already, but

several years ago on new years we watched this movie, Decasia.

i keep loosing track of the movies name, and have to spend hours trying to figure out the name of the damn thing again...

it reminded me of Lost Highway, its not really like it at all, but it feels similar. IMO
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Post by: bhu on August 09, 2011, 11:28:38 PM
Hobo with a Shotgun is somewhat more over the top violent than I thought it would be.
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Post by: altpersona on August 10, 2011, 01:14:13 AM
Rise of the planet of the apes is better than i expected.
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Post by: bhu on August 11, 2011, 03:09:17 AM
The Korean version of Black House is not so bad if you like messed up psycho films
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Post by: Kuroimaken on August 14, 2011, 05:13:12 AM
I just finished watching Alien versus Ninja.

My opinion is somewhere between "WTF did I just watch?!" and "this is so intentionally bad it's fucking hilarious".

Without giving too much away...

[spoiler]The aliens are some sort of horned humanoid dolphins with mind-controlling parasites in their blowholes and retractile combat tails. They have burrowing speeds, but they only effectively use it in the first encounter or so. The "main team" is made up of a Blood Knight, a Combat Ho and Stylish Hair Guy. I call the girl "Combat Ho" because half the time she fights she's doing improbable things with her legs, like impromptu splits, which results in a lot of shots of her ass and crotch in all its leather-clad glory. She kills one of the aliens by BLADE ENEMA. I'm not kidding. She promptly makes a trollface and flips the dead alien the bird. The last alien inexplicably becomes impossibly harder to kill than the rest of them, possibly because the Blood Knight was doing it alone. Oh yeah, the mind-controlling parasites I was talking about? Turns out they make their victims speak English. Seriously. [/spoiler]

Half the time, I wasn't sure whether to go "WTF" or laugh my ass off. So all in all it's a fun movie as long as you don't take it at all seriously.
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Post by: PhaedrusXY on August 14, 2011, 05:17:24 AM
Rise of the planet of the apes is better than i expected.
That's good news. Been considering going to see that one.
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Post by: altpersona on August 14, 2011, 06:49:14 AM
the greatest movie ever sold, product placement documentary; was good.

im nearly done w/ The Way. so far i like it a lot.

someone on this thing is demented.

Martin sheen plays a guy who gets a call that his son has died in france. Emilio Estevez plays his son.

we all expect martin to get that call for real any day, right?

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Post by: altpersona on August 16, 2011, 07:09:18 PM
The Music Never Stopped, very good.

Rubber, wow, better than i would have imagined.

Sucker Punch, everyone w/ a credit in this movie should be deguilded/blackballed. fuck you hollywood.
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Post by: bhu on August 16, 2011, 07:58:17 PM
Yellowbrickroad is an odd horror film.  I liked it sort of, but I'm not sure what sort of audience it would appeal to.
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Post by: RobbyPants on August 19, 2011, 09:26:58 PM
I watched No Country for Old Men a while ago and really liked it. They throw a sort of meta-twist at you part way through. Not so much of a plot twist, but more that the movie itself misleads you in terms or expectations.

Anton Chigurh is awesome. He's half of why that movie is so cool.
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Post by: SorO_Lost on August 21, 2011, 05:20:24 AM
Ghost Rider II Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebCawfEnSWU)

They seem to have ditched that darkness requirement for turning into the rider, even after such a bold emphasis in the last movie.
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Post by: Kuroimaken on August 21, 2011, 07:07:18 AM
I'd rather they ditched Nicholas Cage.

Speaking of Marvel's darksided heroes, I watched Punisher: War Zone a couple of weeks ago. Way better than the "first" movie.
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Post by: bhu on August 21, 2011, 07:32:48 AM
I'd rather they ditched Nicholas Cage.

Speaking of Marvel's darksided heroes, I watched Punisher: War Zone a couple of weeks ago. Way better than the "first" movie.

Really?  After watching the first movie I'd given up on seeing it.
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Post by: Kuroimaken on August 21, 2011, 07:11:47 PM
Hell yeah! Dude is gritty, there are brains blown everywhere, and the Punisher spends the first 25 minutes of the entire movie with the look of someone who ate something that disagreed with him and without saying a word. The movie is considerably more faithful to the comics than it seems - and the one point where it DOES disagree with the comics is actually more awesome than the original.
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Post by: altpersona on August 21, 2011, 07:47:22 PM
did you see dolf lundgrens punisher movie? thats my favorite of the bunch.
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Post by: RobbyPants on August 22, 2011, 04:00:14 PM
I watched Rise of the Planet of the Apes with my wife this weekend and really liked it.

Speaking of Marvel's darksided heroes, I watched Punisher: War Zone a couple of weeks ago. Way better than the "first" movie.
I'll have to watch that.
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Post by: altpersona on September 11, 2011, 05:31:10 AM
The Guard http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1540133/

slow brit humor, loved it.


also watched the Lincoln Lawyer, not bad at all.  solid movie

 
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Post by: altpersona on September 11, 2011, 06:23:25 AM
also watched Page Eight w/ Bill Nye (not the science guy) and dumbledore

slow, not bad.

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Post by: trappedslider on September 11, 2011, 09:19:36 PM
Saw contagion on saturday,good movie, very freaky IMO
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Post by: bhu on September 15, 2011, 02:56:37 AM
Black Death has some damn brutal fights
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Post by: RobbyPants on September 16, 2011, 08:56:22 PM
I watched the Coen Brother's True Grit last weekend and liked it.
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Post by: bhu on September 16, 2011, 09:22:48 PM
that guy falling off the horse and taking it in the face was effin' brutal
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Post by: bhu on September 24, 2011, 05:24:17 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L2ooG_MX9E&feature=related

Antichrist has some fucked up scenes...
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Post by: Monotremeancer on September 25, 2011, 09:27:24 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L2ooG_MX9E&feature=related

Antichrist has some fucked up scenes...
Isn't there a scene with a girl crushing the balls of some guy and then giving him a wank until he ejaculates blood as well?
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Post by: bhu on September 26, 2011, 03:48:43 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L2ooG_MX9E&feature=related

Antichrist has some fucked up scenes...
Isn't there a scene with a girl crushing the balls of some guy and then giving him a wank until he ejaculates blood as well?

after which she shaves off her clitoris with a pair of scissors yes
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Post by: Monotremeancer on September 27, 2011, 11:18:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L2ooG_MX9E&feature=related

Antichrist has some fucked up scenes...
Isn't there a scene with a girl crushing the balls of some guy and then giving him a wank until he ejaculates blood as well?

after which she shaves off her clitoris with a pair of scissors yes
Please remind me, why the hell do people watch movies by Trier?
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Post by: bhu on September 28, 2011, 04:44:20 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L2ooG_MX9E&feature=related

Antichrist has some fucked up scenes...
Isn't there a scene with a girl crushing the balls of some guy and then giving him a wank until he ejaculates blood as well?

after which she shaves off her clitoris with a pair of scissors yes
Please remind me, why the hell do people watch movies by Trier?

It was actually very well done and the cinematography was incredible.  It's just that every 40 minutes or so there was a "OMFG WHAT ARE THEY DOING?!?!" scene...
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Post by: awaken DM golem on October 07, 2011, 10:02:30 PM

Aeon Flux ... (again!)

I wanna see the original cartoon series, money aside.
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Post by: bhu on October 15, 2011, 03:58:07 AM
just got back from The Thing.  Not sure if want...
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Post by: SneeR on October 15, 2011, 04:34:53 AM
According to Wikipedia, the second Ghost Rider is supposed to be totally unrelated to the first in all ways except they cast the same main actor(...?).
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Post by: Kuroimaken on October 15, 2011, 12:51:45 PM
According to Wikipedia, the second Ghost Rider is supposed to be totally unrelated to the first in all ways except they cast the same main actor(...?).

Which means it will suck the same.
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Post by: bhu on October 16, 2011, 01:08:59 AM
http://unfilmable.blogspot.com/2011/10/uncle-kitty-vs-thing.html  I review the thing

sorry but there are spoilers