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Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
« Reply #180 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.
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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.

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Why are so many posts on the board the equivalent of " Dear Dr. Crotch, I keep punching myself in the crotch, and my groin hurts... what should I do? How can I make my groin stop hurting?"
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Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
« Reply #181 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.

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


Same here. I loved the no-nonsense pragmatic nature of the fights :)
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« Reply #182 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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Quote from: Cafiend
It is a shame stupidity isn't painful.
Quote from: StormKnight
Totally true.  Historians believe that most past civilizations would have endured for centuries longer if they had successfully determined Batman's alignment.
Quote from: Grand Theft Otto
Why are so many posts on the board the equivalent of " Dear Dr. Crotch, I keep punching myself in the crotch, and my groin hurts... what should I do? How can I make my groin stop hurting?"
Quote from: CryoSilver
I suggest carving "Don't be a dick" into him with a knife.  A dull, rusty knife.  A dull, rusty, bent, flaming knife.
Quote from: Seerow
Fluffy: It's over Steve! I've got the high ground!
Steve: You underestimate my power!
Fluffy: Don't try it, Steve!
Steve: *charges*
Fluffy: *three critical strikes*
Steve: ****
Quote from: claypigeons
I don't even stat out commoners. Commoner = corpse that just isn't a zombie. Yet.
Quote from: CryoSilver
When I think "Old Testament Boots of Peace" I think of a paladin curb-stomping an orc and screaming "Your death brings peace to this land!"
Quote from: Orville_Oaksong
Buy a small country. Or Pelor. Both are good investments.
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Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
« Reply #183 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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« Reply #184 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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« Reply #185 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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« Reply #186 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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Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
« Reply #187 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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« Reply #188 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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« Reply #189 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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Quotes
[spoiler]
Quote from: Cafiend
It is a shame stupidity isn't painful.
Quote from: StormKnight
Totally true.  Historians believe that most past civilizations would have endured for centuries longer if they had successfully determined Batman's alignment.
Quote from: Grand Theft Otto
Why are so many posts on the board the equivalent of " Dear Dr. Crotch, I keep punching myself in the crotch, and my groin hurts... what should I do? How can I make my groin stop hurting?"
Quote from: CryoSilver
I suggest carving "Don't be a dick" into him with a knife.  A dull, rusty knife.  A dull, rusty, bent, flaming knife.
Quote from: Seerow
Fluffy: It's over Steve! I've got the high ground!
Steve: You underestimate my power!
Fluffy: Don't try it, Steve!
Steve: *charges*
Fluffy: *three critical strikes*
Steve: ****
Quote from: claypigeons
I don't even stat out commoners. Commoner = corpse that just isn't a zombie. Yet.
Quote from: CryoSilver
When I think "Old Testament Boots of Peace" I think of a paladin curb-stomping an orc and screaming "Your death brings peace to this land!"
Quote from: Orville_Oaksong
Buy a small country. Or Pelor. Both are good investments.
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Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
« Reply #190 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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Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
« Reply #191 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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« Reply #192 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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Quotes
[spoiler]
Quote from: Cafiend
It is a shame stupidity isn't painful.
Quote from: StormKnight
Totally true.  Historians believe that most past civilizations would have endured for centuries longer if they had successfully determined Batman's alignment.
Quote from: Grand Theft Otto
Why are so many posts on the board the equivalent of " Dear Dr. Crotch, I keep punching myself in the crotch, and my groin hurts... what should I do? How can I make my groin stop hurting?"
Quote from: CryoSilver
I suggest carving "Don't be a dick" into him with a knife.  A dull, rusty knife.  A dull, rusty, bent, flaming knife.
Quote from: Seerow
Fluffy: It's over Steve! I've got the high ground!
Steve: You underestimate my power!
Fluffy: Don't try it, Steve!
Steve: *charges*
Fluffy: *three critical strikes*
Steve: ****
Quote from: claypigeons
I don't even stat out commoners. Commoner = corpse that just isn't a zombie. Yet.
Quote from: CryoSilver
When I think "Old Testament Boots of Peace" I think of a paladin curb-stomping an orc and screaming "Your death brings peace to this land!"
Quote from: Orville_Oaksong
Buy a small country. Or Pelor. Both are good investments.
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Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
« Reply #193 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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Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
« Reply #194 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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Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
« Reply #195 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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« Reply #196 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]
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Re: Movies Reviews/ Suggestions-- no spoilers!
« Reply #197 on: June 25, 2009, 11:47:48 PM »
just watched transformers 2..

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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."

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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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« Reply #198 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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« Reply #199 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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