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Owen Glyndwr
Oct 24, 2010, 03:09 AM
Frozen (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1323045/).
Recommended for friends of thrillers (and even horror movies). Though technically not a horror movie, it made me crawl on my seat more than most of these have ever managed. Also, it is rare in the respect that it actually has leads whom you don´t wish to die a horrible death after you've seen 15 minutes of them.
...or perhaps I´ve become more tolerant over the years...

Getting soft there Yeekim? :mischief:

Camikaze
Oct 24, 2010, 03:10 AM
I saw Get Smart the other day. Plot holes galore, and I managed to lose track of what the hell the story was about halfway, but that's not really the point of the movie. It's just meant to be fun. And it is to a reasonable extent. 6/10.

Mustakrakish
Oct 24, 2010, 04:18 AM
Frozen (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1323045/).
Recommended for friends of thrillers (and even horror movies). Though technically not a horror movie, it made me crawl on my seat more than most of these have ever managed. Also, it is rare in the respect that it actually has leads whom you don´t wish to die a horrible death after you've seen 15 minutes of them.
...or perhaps I´ve become more tolerant over the years...

Kinda agree... But then I pulled myself together saying "What's wrong with me, I don't care... I supposed to want them to die!"

cardgame
Oct 24, 2010, 07:03 AM
Karate Kid was a decent movie.

Joecoolyo
Oct 24, 2010, 10:10 AM
Saw Sunset Boulevard last night.

I was surprised at how good it was (usually I hate movies from that era).

Cutlass
Oct 24, 2010, 10:15 AM
Hancock. Not too bad. Not great though.

Ramius75
Oct 24, 2010, 10:21 AM
Hancock. Not too bad. Not great though.

for a movie with A list... its bad... just like transformer 2 :(


Also, i just watched "the American".... i quite like the scenery.... but my friends complain i was yawning throughout the show :(

Yeekim
Oct 24, 2010, 04:05 PM
Getting soft there Yeekim? :mischief:
I guess...
Watched The Bucket List (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0825232/), believing one could not go wrong with Nicholson and Freeman. My belief was affirmed.
And the scene of them singing on a safari was just too hilarious!

holy king
Oct 24, 2010, 04:28 PM
Caligula (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080491/), the 156 min cut.

8/10.

dirtyparrot
Oct 24, 2010, 10:43 PM
In lieu of recent discussion, I decided to check out Food, Inc. Nice little documentary, although there's only so much you can present in 90m. Overall, an 8/10

Also watched the Guns of Navarone. A decent action movie with a nice plot. Overall, a 7.5/10.

Joecoolyo
Oct 24, 2010, 10:55 PM
Saw Goodfellas on TV today.

I can see why everyone raves about it :D

MobBoss
Oct 25, 2010, 10:23 AM
I saw RED last weekend and actually enjoyed it quite a bit. More of a summer action movie to be honest, but it was great fun, not too contrived, and kept your attention the entire movie. I was so caught up I even refused to get up to get a soda refill when we ran out of root beer.

Azale
Oct 25, 2010, 04:07 PM
I saw RED last weekend and actually enjoyed it quite a bit. More of a summer action movie to be honest, but it was great fun, not too contrived, and kept your attention the entire movie. I was so caught up I even refused to get up to get a soda refill when we ran out of root beer.

Saw it with two of my friends as a compromise choice between stupid (Paranormal Activity 2) and chick flick (Life as We Know It). Enjoyed it pretty much for the same reasons as above :)

Yeekim
Oct 25, 2010, 05:55 PM
I watched The Black Death (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1181791/).
Ugh. Decent acting from Sean Bean and Eddie Redmayne could not save this.
This film is about fanatics, both Christian and Pagan, slaughtering each other in extremely gruesome ways through a jumbled, unconvincing script, which seems to go out of its way to make an anti-religious statement.
4/10

Owen Glyndwr
Oct 25, 2010, 06:33 PM
Watched Rocky last night (more like at 2 this morning), it was pretty freakin awesome. I'll write about it in more detail later.

Camikaze
Oct 26, 2010, 05:38 AM
No Country For Old Men. Such a brilliant movie. I've seen a lot of great movies this year, and this has gotta be one of the best of them. 10/10.

MobBoss
Oct 26, 2010, 10:04 AM
No Country For Old Men. Such a brilliant movie. I've seen a lot of great movies this year, and this has gotta be one of the best of them. 10/10.

I think it was a great movie too...except for the ending. Wth was up with that?

Every once in awhile my wife and I watch an older movie just to take a 'classic' in. A few nights ago we sat down and watched "Gentlement Prefer Blonds" with Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell. It was the movie where Marilyn Monroe sang her signature song 'Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend'.

The thing that struck me most was the differences in the two women. I know Jane Russell was considered a knockout in her day, but my God, next to Marilyn Monroe she ends up looking like a stiff wall flower.

Best thing about the movie was that my wife asked if men really did like that pouty blond act she did....I looked at her and said damn skippy they do. So all this week I have been called 'Daddy-kins' and flirted with non-stop. So guys, dont knock watching older movies with your significant other till you've tried it!!! :goodjob:

Luckymoose
Oct 26, 2010, 11:34 AM
Caligula (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080491/), the 156 min cut.

8/10.

When I think of the ancient world I think of Caligula.


Thin Red Line 8/10
Legion 6/10

Mad Man
Oct 26, 2010, 02:11 PM
I watched Paranormal Activity 2 last night and it was terrible. It had all the excitement of paint drying on the wall and random things tipping over for 2 frucking hours, I'm not even sure why it was rated R.

Camikaze
Oct 26, 2010, 05:00 PM
Didn't the first Paranormal Activity kinda tip you off as to what the quality of the sequel would be like?

I think it was a great movie too...except for the ending. Wth was up with that?

I was kinda surprised when the movie ended too, wondering "is that it?" for a while. But the monologue it finished with was I guess the point of the whole movie. Death is waiting. A bit of a "so it goes" moment. I hope I interpreted it correctly. :dunno:

Annex
Oct 26, 2010, 05:29 PM
I saw the Rifftrax version of the first Paranormal Activity, and even with the guys from MST poking fun it was tough to make i through the movie. I dont see how people can watch those movies as they are.

madviking
Oct 27, 2010, 08:05 PM
The Maltese Falcon was amazing. But I need it to watch it again to truly appreciate Bogart's character.

4.5/5 vikings

Glassfan
Oct 30, 2010, 02:05 AM
Rented Splice with Sarah Polley and Adrien Brody. That Dren is one sexy monster.

mariogreymist
Oct 30, 2010, 02:17 AM
Dirty Pretty Things...pretty good stuff. Recommended for fans of the prinipals (Frears, Ejiofor, Tatou) I give it 4/5

I also watched The Lost Room...started off better than it finished. I like some room to speculate, but it seems like this was half an idea executed with half commitment. 2.5/5

Thoughtful Thug
Oct 30, 2010, 02:35 AM
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.

madviking
Oct 30, 2010, 06:53 AM
Harold Lloyd's Safety Last. 3.5/5 vikings

Eran of Arcadia
Oct 30, 2010, 09:22 AM
Watched The Time Traveler's Wife. My favorite moment being when the wedding band played a slowed-down version of "Love Will Tear Us Apart" for Henry and Claire's first dance.

Azale
Oct 30, 2010, 10:28 AM
Rented Splice with Sarah Polley and Adrien Brody. That Dren is one sexy monster.

God I hated that movie. No real moment of fear and a bunch of moments of unneeded awkward (the whole rape stuff isn't really executed well). My favorite part of the movie was when the two proto-Dren creatures tear themselves to shreds. Everyone in the theater was laughing...not sure that's what the directors intended.

Watched Saw VII last night. Hope it's the last I ever have to hear or see of that series. It might have been the worst movie I've ever watched on a big screen. Terrible acting, nonsensical plot, and pointless torture porn.

Masada
Oct 30, 2010, 10:36 AM
It might pay to be wary about whoever suggested that movie Azale... :evil:

Azale
Oct 30, 2010, 10:47 AM
It might pay to be wary about whoever suggested that movie Azale... :evil:

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd240/Dianova_X/jigsaw431x300.jpg

"Hello Azale, I want to play a game. So far in what could loosely be called your internet life you've made a living not sending orders. Society would call you a hypocrite, a lazy bum, a flake. I call you unworthy of the postcount you possess, of the OP status that you've been given. Now we will see if you are willing to look inward rather than outward to give up the one thing you rely on in order to go on NESing. The device around your neck is a keyboard mask. The mask is on a spring timer. If you do not send orders in time the mask will close. Think of it like a venus flytrap. What you are looking at right now is your own body not more than two hours ago. Don't worry, you're sound asleep and can't feel a thing. Taking into account that you are at a great disadvantage here I'm going to give you a hint as to where the orders have to go, so listen carefully. The hint is this... It's right before your eyes. How much blood will you shed to stay alive, Azale? Send orders or die, make your choice."

*wakes up in a a cold sweat*

mariogreymist
Oct 30, 2010, 03:10 PM
Home Alone is scarier than anything from the Saw series.

Traitorfish
Oct 30, 2010, 04:45 PM
And Starring Pancho Villa As Himself. Not bad at all.

Cutlass
Oct 30, 2010, 05:55 PM
Jackie Chan's "The Medallion". 3/10 tops. No wonder Jackie's no longer a bog star, if that's what he was reduced to.

Communisto
Oct 30, 2010, 06:49 PM
Jackie Chan's "The Medallion". 3/10 tops. No wonder Jackie's no longer a bog star, if that's what he was reduced to.

He's admitted that most of the North American flicks he does are just for the money. His real focus is still Chinese cinema, I think. I was very dissapointed to hear that he dislikes the Rush Hour series :(. Chris Tucker could be talking about car insurance and he would still have me laughing my ass off.

holy king
Oct 30, 2010, 06:53 PM
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.

for about ten minutes. pretty freaking bad. or maybe i'm just getting too old.

Masada
Oct 30, 2010, 07:00 PM
New Police Story: Awesome fight scenes. Good film for Hong Kong.

Cutlass
Oct 30, 2010, 08:23 PM
I am Legend. Not sure what I think of it.

shadowplay
Nov 07, 2010, 11:54 AM
I saw Analyze This last night. I really enjoyed it, and I don't get into movies easily. More gangster movies would benefit from a mildly neurotic psycho-analyst.

Catwoman (featuring Halle Barry) is on TV right now. Almost bad enough to be good. Almost.

Cutlass
Nov 07, 2010, 01:08 PM
The Prestige. Didn't hold my attention at all well.

Communisto
Nov 07, 2010, 01:42 PM
Saw empire of the sun last night on the history channel. It was okay I guess, pretty dumb. It was funny watching little batman run around with a british accent.

madviking
Nov 07, 2010, 05:14 PM
The Prestige. Didn't hold my attention at all well.

I've tried to watch that at least three times and I still don't get it.

Yeekim
Nov 07, 2010, 05:35 PM
I've tried to watch that at least three times and I still don't get it.
An excellent movie! :goodjob:

cardgame
Nov 07, 2010, 06:33 PM
The Green Zone

Pretty interesting.

Mad Man
Nov 07, 2010, 07:53 PM
The Prestige. Didn't hold my attention at all well.

The name sounds very familiar, can you remind me what it's about please?

Cutlass
Nov 07, 2010, 07:57 PM
The name sounds very familiar, can you remind me what it's about please?

Micheal Caine, Scarlett Johansson, Hugh Jackman, the story set near the beginning of the 20th century or end of the 19th about stage illusionists and escape artists in England.

Masada
Nov 07, 2010, 08:14 PM
Oh that thing. I tried to watch that and failed, miserably, more than once at finishing it.

Mad Man
Nov 07, 2010, 08:24 PM
Micheal Caine, Scarlett Johansson, Hugh Jackman, the story set near the beginning of the 20th century or end of the 19th about stage illusionists and escape artists in England.

That sounds about right, it did look kinda stupid.

Love
Nov 08, 2010, 01:54 AM
It's awesome.

Eran of Arcadia
Nov 08, 2010, 08:00 AM
Saw Little Miss Sunshine, The Blind Side, and about half of the new Alice in Wonderland over the weekend.

Little Miss Sunshine is hilarious . . .

Yeekim
Nov 08, 2010, 08:31 AM
I watched "The Road" which is really good at one thing and one thing only: making you feel depressed.
Anti-climactic ending and large logic mistakes do not help.

J-man
Nov 08, 2010, 08:51 AM
I watched "The Road" which is really good at one thing and one thing only: making you feel depressed.
Anti-climactic ending and large logic mistakes do not help.

Indeed depressing but not a bad movie IMO.

I've seen The social network. Not as good as I thought.
The movie is also a bit misogynist. All girls in the movie (except for one or perhaps two) have the sole goal of partying hard and dating/having sex with rich guys.

Traitorfish
Nov 08, 2010, 11:20 AM
I've seen The social network. Not as good as I thought.
The movie is also a bit misogynist. All girls in the movie (except for one or perhaps two) have the sole goal of partying hard and dating/having sex with rich guys.
I was told that most of them are, for no apparent reason, Asian, adding a sort of creepy racial tone to it. That in any way accurate?

MobBoss
Nov 08, 2010, 11:20 AM
Saw Megamind yesterday with the family. Was fun.

J-man
Nov 08, 2010, 12:26 PM
I was told that most of them are, for no apparent reason, Asian, adding a sort of creepy racial tone to it. That in any way accurate?

Not most of them, just two. I wouldn't say it has a racial tone. Misogynist? yes. Creepy racial tone? not really.

madviking
Nov 08, 2010, 03:25 PM
Well around white programming guys, girls are a rare species.

Saw Double Indemnity. Not too fond of it. Too cliche. Of course, it wouldn't have been cliche back then, but still.

3/5 vikings

madviking
Nov 12, 2010, 04:36 PM
So we saw The Spanish Prisoner in film study today. Really underappreciated movie. I don't know why more people haven't seen it. Oh wait. The first hour is boring but the last 30 minutes blew my mind.

4.5/5 vikings

holy king
Nov 12, 2010, 05:24 PM
y tu mama tambien (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0245574/)

the two boys are hard to stand at times, but a pretty good, melancholic movie. 7/10
still wondering whether i should think the political comments in the background and by the narrator seem artificially superimposed or not.

Huayna Capac357
Nov 12, 2010, 09:01 PM
Saw the Social Network. It was really good. It seemed like it was over too quickly though. 3.5 or 4/4.

Atlas14
Nov 12, 2010, 09:05 PM
Watching Meet the Fockers right now.

Yared
Nov 13, 2010, 06:24 PM
I wanted to see The Prestige but ended up watching another movie called The Illusionist instead. Not because I wanted to but because they came out around the same time and because they're both about stage illusions, I failed :(

Darth Caesar
Nov 13, 2010, 07:18 PM
The last movie I watched was "How to eat fried worms" with my little bro :ack:

Mustakrakish
Nov 13, 2010, 07:31 PM
Watched "Inception", liked Hans Zimmer's music the most. Quite liked the movie, but the ending was... let's just say that Hollywood LOVES those kind of endings lately. Still waiting for that trend to go away...

Darth Caesar
Nov 13, 2010, 07:34 PM
What kind of ending?

_random_
Nov 13, 2010, 08:09 PM
The ambiguous kind.

Azale
Nov 13, 2010, 08:10 PM
It wasn't ambiguous you silly gaggle.

Cutlass
Nov 13, 2010, 08:12 PM
Just saw "Stepford Wives". The Nicole Kidman version. Was average, or a bit better.

Ajidica
Nov 13, 2010, 11:43 PM
Just wateched Inglourious Basterds (or however you spell that Tarantino film). It was pretty good.

madviking
Nov 13, 2010, 11:44 PM
Just wateched Inglourious Basterds (or however you spell that Tarantino film). It was pretty good.

Hell yea it is.

Camikaze
Nov 14, 2010, 05:48 AM
The Bucket List. Quite a good movie. 7/10

Darth Caesar
Nov 14, 2010, 08:11 AM
I saw that, and I agree.

Cutlass
Nov 14, 2010, 08:16 AM
Hellboy. Not bad.

Formaldehyde
Nov 14, 2010, 05:15 PM
No Country For Old Men. Great flick. Need to read the book now.

Darth Caesar
Nov 14, 2010, 05:18 PM
My Mom, and Dad got confused by that movie.

CivGeneral
Nov 14, 2010, 05:28 PM
I've seen Red (Yes it's a movie staring Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman!)

Kan' Sharuminar
Nov 14, 2010, 05:50 PM
Predators: In which Adrien Brody does the Christian Bale Batman voice. And it was alright (the film, not the voice).
Robin Hood: In which we find out Robin did a lot of stuff the legends forgot to mention. And had various British accents.
Wild Target: In which Bill Nighy is a hit man who gets the girl half his age. Nice work Bill Nighy!
Paranormal Activity: In which a demon cannot decide to be terrifyingly scary or really quite funny for the film audience. I approve either way.

So a good film week for me :D

Yeekim
Nov 14, 2010, 08:03 PM
I watched The Edge (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119051/) with Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin.
Damn! This was really good. Let's just there was a number of silly mistakes, which normally would have put me off entirely, and yet I was completely enthralled till the end! :hatsoff:

8/10. Because it would have been perfect if these things hadn't been there at all, of course. And because Elle MacPherson was quite wasted in this.

Traitorfish
Nov 14, 2010, 08:39 PM
Just watched Land and Freedom (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_and_Freedom). Good stuff, although it has the typically depressing ending you expect from a Ken Loach film.

JtheJackal
Nov 14, 2010, 09:38 PM
I saw Gods and Monsters, it was a very good movie I thought. Good partner too the Bride of Frankenstein which I also recently re-saw and rediscovered. Like Sunset Boulevard earlier this year watching now, older than before I realize its a much better movie than I originally gave it credit for.

Owen Glyndwr
Nov 15, 2010, 02:55 AM
Watched 7 Samurai last night. Needless to say it has already placed itself on my top 5 movies ever.

Yeekim
Nov 15, 2010, 05:45 AM
Just wateched Inglourious Basterds (or however you spell that Tarantino film). It was pretty good.
The film was defined for me in its first minutes, where that French peasant was shown hacking away at en empty chopping block. :rolleyes:

Traitorfish
Nov 15, 2010, 10:24 AM
The film was defined for me in its first minutes, where that French peasant was shown hacking away at en empty chopping block. :rolleyes:
You're just bitter because Hitler wasn't saved at the last minute by a crack team of Estonian Freedom Fighters Who Seriously Love Freedom, Not Fascism, Freedom, And Also Jews. :p

Joecoolyo
Nov 15, 2010, 12:46 PM
That is a bingo!

Shekwan
Nov 15, 2010, 01:10 PM
So I watched The Social Network recently. It was a very gripping movie, though I'm not entirely sure why. Most of the characters were deplorable in their own way, except for perhaps Eduardo Saverin. But even then I only felt sympathy for him because he was screwed over.

The main emotion I felt after viewing it was of despair at my own (relative, I guess) lack of achievement. It didn't take long for me to return to my usual delusionally arrogant ways but props to the movie for temporarily knocking me out of it.

Watched 7 Samurai last night. Needless to say it has already placed itself on my top 5 movies ever.

Is it available online for free anywhere?

dirtyparrot
Nov 15, 2010, 01:19 PM
^ You shouldn't have trouble finding the 7 Samurai online.

Yeekim
Nov 15, 2010, 03:23 PM
You're just bitter because Hitler wasn't saved at the last minute by a crack team of Estonian Freedom Fighters Who Seriously Love Freedom, Not Fascism, Freedom, And Also Jews. :p
If you only love that film because it shows Hitler die, I'll recommend Der Untergang (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0363163/) for you. As a bonus, that movie has other merits besides this aspect. Not like that Overhyped Tarantino Flick(TM).

Darth Caesar
Nov 15, 2010, 03:25 PM
Watched Secondhand Lions last night with my Siblings.

Camikaze
Nov 15, 2010, 04:25 PM
The Return of the Pink Panther. Not the best movie I've seen, but it was alright. Funny enough, half decent plot, and Peter Sellers is very good. 6/10

Darth Caesar
Nov 15, 2010, 04:29 PM
I've only seen the remakes.

Traitorfish
Nov 15, 2010, 04:55 PM
If you only love that film because it shows Hitler die...
That is actually a great argument in it's favour, but not at all for the reasons you most likely assume. ;)

...I'll recommend Der Untergang (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0363163/) for you.
Seen it, and, yes, it's a cracker. ;)

As a bonus, that movie has other merits besides this aspect. Not like that Overhyped Tarantino Flick(TM).
I get the impression that you stopped paying attention as soon as the peasant was finished their chopping. :rolleyes:

(Also, the "(TM)" thing only works if it's an established phrase or expression, not just something you've just made up.)

Yeekim
Nov 15, 2010, 07:44 PM
(Also, the "(TM)" thing only works if it's an established phrase or expression, not just something you've just made up.)
Its pretty established for me, I've hated everything he's done since Pulp Fiction. I guess it's my own fault for watching on...fool me twice and all that.

Traitorfish
Nov 15, 2010, 08:03 PM
Its pretty established for me, I've hated everything he's done since Pulp Fiction. I guess it's my own fault for watching on...fool me twice and all that.
I'm not debating the sentiment, I'm just saying that the device in question is intended ironically, and so doesn't work when applied to an explicit pejorative.

Cutlass
Nov 15, 2010, 08:17 PM
Captivity -with Elisha Cuthbert. Not finished yet.

Eran of Arcadia
Nov 16, 2010, 08:11 AM
Zombieland - pretty funny movie.

Mad Man
Nov 17, 2010, 12:47 PM
I saw the ending to Skyline yesterday and it looked awful.

madviking
Nov 17, 2010, 12:50 PM
Casablanca. Amazing the second time.

4.75/5 vikings

Eran of Arcadia
Nov 17, 2010, 02:13 PM
Casablanca. Amazing the second time.

4.75/5 vikings

Are there any movies you would give a 5, then?

shadowplay
Nov 17, 2010, 03:32 PM
That reminds me, I saw Orgazmo recently, which I've been meaning to see for a while as I'm a huge South Park Fan. Not a very good movie, though I loved Trey's acting. :D He's actually a very talented guy and can do a lot more than just write a funny show and do voices.

Owen Glyndwr
Nov 17, 2010, 03:35 PM
Is it available online for free anywhere?

Yes. 7 Samurai, and many other of Kurosawa's classic films (Yojimbo, Rashoman) are available on watch instantly on netflix.

madviking
Nov 17, 2010, 03:49 PM
Are there any movies you would give a 5, then?

Perhaps? Even films I love such as Pulp Fiction only get 9.8s. I'm a relatively conservative rater since I take into consideration grade inflation.

Eran of Arcadia
Nov 17, 2010, 03:50 PM
But since it's all relative, if you won't give something 5 out of 5 then it's deflation. Or if the highest thing you rate is 4.75, then your ratings are all out of 4.75.

Or, y'know, something.

Joecoolyo
Nov 17, 2010, 03:51 PM
You can't rate Spinal Tap any lower than 11.

There, I broke your system :smug:

bhsup
Nov 17, 2010, 03:52 PM
The other night I got The Lord of The Rings animated version from the 70s via Netflix. I'd remembered loving it as a kid, so I was really looking forward to it. It was horrible. I cannot believe I ever liked it even as a kid. I stopped watching it after 30 minutes. I felt bad mailing it back to netflix because it'll still be able to ruin someone's evening. Should have just thrown it away.

Eran of Arcadia
Nov 17, 2010, 03:53 PM
It's not a total loss, that was what got a young Peter Jackson interested in Lord of the Rings.

bhsup
Nov 17, 2010, 04:06 PM
Yeah, my baseball bat and I still want to have a talk with Peter about Tom Bombadil and other things...

Darth Caesar
Nov 17, 2010, 04:44 PM
Just watched Valkyrie, awesome movie.

Mustakrakish
Nov 17, 2010, 09:04 PM
I'm ashamed to admit it, but I... watched "Twilight: Eclipse"... I didn't understand the purpose of the movie...

Camikaze
Nov 18, 2010, 04:16 AM
Saw The Social Network today. The characterisation of Zuckeberg was good; you could simultaneously hate him and have sympathy for him for his pride getting in the way of his desire to apologise. Also, the soundtrack was good. 8/10.

Also, I bought Snatch, The Matrix, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Inglourious Basterds and Sin City today, which I'm lookig forward to watching/rewatching.

Cutlass
Nov 18, 2010, 08:42 AM
Saw some of XXX State of the Union last night. Crappy movie, not one I'd ordinarily watch. But Sunny Mabrey was in it :love:

Eran of Arcadia
Nov 18, 2010, 09:03 AM
Yeah, my baseball bat and I still want to have a talk with Peter about Tom Bombadil and other things...

I still don't think Bombadil would have fit the movie. There are a few things I would have done differently but overall it was about the best anyone could really hope for.

Traitorfish
Nov 18, 2010, 04:11 PM
I still don't think Bombadil would have fit the movie.
Honestly, I'm not convinced that Bombadil fit the books. :undecide:

Eran of Arcadia
Nov 19, 2010, 08:09 AM
Well, he really messed with the narrative, that's for sure.

But I like Tolkien for the world he created, and in that sense Bombadil fit.

Cutlass
Nov 19, 2010, 09:51 PM
Saw some of XXX State of the Union last night. Crappy movie, not one I'd ordinarily watch. But Sunny Mabrey was in it :love:



That was one of the worst pieces of crap I've ever seen in my life :p

What we won't watch for a hot chick.... :blush:

Martacus
Nov 19, 2010, 10:37 PM
I had the night off from work tonight so the Mrs. and I went to see Harry Potter 7. I honestly think the story works better as a movie than it did as a book, at least so far. Highlights for me were the scene at the ministry and the animated sequence for the tale about the three brothers. Worst scene was the chase through the woods. Shaky-cam that atrocious needs to be banned.

EDIT: The other lowlight of the night was the hillbilly lady in the line next to us at the concession stand. She wouldn't shut up about how her bottled water was being prepared incorrectly by the concessions staff. She wanted to see the manager, she wanted it half-price because of the alleged stupidity of the concessions staff, and by God she wanted it with ice, THE RIGHT WAY DAMMIT, or she'd call the cops and have them hauled off to jail, or sue, or something. And she just had to have exactly the kind of southern accent you'd expect this sort of person to have. I just wanted my Coke and cotton candy. :rolleyes:

Yared
Nov 20, 2010, 05:04 AM
Watched Gangs of New York.

It was interesting since there has been a rise of xenophobia lately...

The soundtrack was kinda bad though.

Masada
Nov 20, 2010, 05:31 AM
Harry Potter; not as bad as I thought it would be.

Highlights for me were the scene at the ministry and the animated sequence for the tale about the three brothers.

Those were both awesome.

Worst scene was the chase through the woods. Shaky-cam that atrocious needs to be banned.

I thought the awkward dance scene was the worst.

Darth Caesar
Nov 20, 2010, 07:43 AM
I saw Star Wars Episode IV last night. Awesome. :cool:

_random_
Nov 20, 2010, 02:17 PM
A bunch of people from school went to a discount showing of Inception last night. After Googling around to determine that the Cobb children are, in fact, wearing different clothes in the end and are played by different actors, I think I've got the movie figured out. It's still an absolute masterpiece. You get the feeling that if one shot was cut or altered, the movie wouldn't have been as good.

Ajidica
Nov 20, 2010, 02:23 PM
I've seen it before, but I recently rewatched Eisensteins Alexander Nevsky.
Despite being a fairly flat Russian propoganda film, it is still awsome. The score by Prokofiev and Eisensteins 'Battle on the Ice' make it worth watching. I need to get around to watching Ivan the Terrible.

dirtyparrot
Nov 20, 2010, 09:40 PM
I saw Unstoppable over the weekend. It was pretty decent. I'd probably give between a 7 and 7.5 out of 10.

Cutlass
Nov 20, 2010, 09:43 PM
Leon, The Professional. Little Nat was pretty good before she got mixed up with that Star Wars crowd.

Azale
Nov 21, 2010, 01:32 PM
Megamind - I had high hopes for this movie and was not dissapointed. Super clever, up there with Kung Fu Panda & Bolt as far as awesome Dreamworks movies go. STILL HAS THAT STUPID DREAMWORKS FACE THOUGH!! In fact, it is so blatant that I'm starting to think Dreamworks is just screwing with us.

http://i49.tinypic.com/2w52gyt.jpg

8/10

Harry Potter: The Deathly Hallows Part 1 - The best one since Prisoner of Azkaban. I didn't mind the extended camping trip, the humor that was there hit for the most part, and Voldemort is a convincing evil asshat. I get uncomfortable in theaters around the 2 hour mark (being 6'6" has its disadvantages), but the movie was good enough to keep my attention. Some parts had me cringing though, and Bellatrix never did much more than annoy me.

7/10

Haseri
Nov 21, 2010, 01:36 PM
Bolt was Disney.

Arakhor
Nov 21, 2010, 01:38 PM
Watched 7 Samurai last night. Needless to say it has already placed itself on my top 5 movies ever.
I'm still waiting for the other 996! Get cracking!

Azale
Nov 21, 2010, 01:39 PM
Bolt was Disney.

Sorry, meant How to Train Your Dragon.

Eran of Arcadia
Nov 22, 2010, 09:08 AM
I saw HP 7a on Saturday.

I had my eyes open throughout the whole movie, though I needn't have bothered - the row of teenage girls behind me thoughtfully pointed out the action on the screen to the entire theater (for example, they all announced, "Dobby!" when Dobby appeared, or discussed whether they recognized a certain character the second his face appeared on screen.) That was nice.

Although I would love to see an animated spinoff of Tales of Beedle the Bard in the style of the tale of the three brothers.

Camikaze
Nov 24, 2010, 02:42 AM
I watched Reservoir Dogs last night. I was quite good. Very gripping. The swearing was a little gratuitous, and perhaps the violence in some places as well (I understand that it's there for a purpose, but I'm not sure showing the cop with his ear cut off is entirely necessary), but those things aren't something that really lessens a movie for me. 8/10

Owen Glyndwr
Nov 24, 2010, 03:40 AM
I'm still waiting for the other 996! Get cracking!

Lucky for you I finally started writing again again! :p

I also saw Harry Potter 7. All in all, I thought it was a pretty good adaptation. The Dobby scene made me throw up a little in my mouth though...so cheesy...

I also liked the gratuitous naked Harry/Hermione scene. I mean really? really....I felt like I was watching something out of Twilight.

More importantly though, I GOT TO SEE TRAILERS FOR GREEN LANTERN AND GREEN HORNET AND I AM SERIOUSLY NERDING OUT RIGHT NOW!

Harvin87
Nov 24, 2010, 04:16 AM
The social network... nice film.

Cutlass
Nov 24, 2010, 08:21 AM
Kill Bill vol1

madviking
Nov 24, 2010, 10:24 AM
The Wizard of Oz. Urgh. I can't stand children's movies anymore.

2.5/5 vikings

Cheezy the Wiz
Nov 24, 2010, 10:26 AM
Avatar. Wasn't nearly as bad as I expected. Still "Pocahontas in Space" though.

CGI has come a long way, though. Show that movie to someone ten years ago and they would surely think it was live action. Well, until the giant blue dudes showed up anyway.

GoodGame
Nov 24, 2010, 12:28 PM
Kill Bill vol1

Me 2. Though I think I already posted it.

Thinking about getting vol2.

Love
Nov 24, 2010, 01:37 PM
Gotta see them both in a row.

flamingzaroc121
Nov 24, 2010, 02:40 PM
Harry Potter 7, what else

However, I havent seen a HP movie since the first one just because they all diservice the books IMO. This one, on the other hand, followed the book extremely closely which made me happy. There have been few other movies to elicit the emotions that this one did. First off the anger when Bellatrix is torturing Hermione. I was seething. and then 20 minutes later, the sadness when Dobby died. I shed a tear

My only criticism is that John Williams did not compose and because of that the music was just lacking. I mean they only played Hedwig's theme for like 15 seconds.

Mustakrakish
Nov 24, 2010, 02:56 PM
Avatar. Wasn't nearly as bad as I expected. Still "Pocahontas in Space" though.

CGI has come a long way, though. Show that movie to someone ten years ago and they would surely think it was live action. Well, until the giant blue dudes showed up anyway.

Nope. Not a chance... ;)

Owen Glyndwr
Nov 24, 2010, 03:26 PM
The Wizard of Oz. Urgh. I can't stand children's movies anymore.

2.5/5 vikings

You should be ashamed of yourself. ASHAMED I SAY!

Mustakrakish
Nov 25, 2010, 02:19 PM
Watched "Resident Evil 2: Apocalypse"... Representation of Jill Valentine is... disappointing. She is such a stupid .... in this.

The moment that made me want to smash my head on the wall:

Jill: Hey we are in the city full of zombies looking for a girl. There are only 3 of us and 1 of us is just a reporter. Sooo let's split up!
Expendable reporter chick: No way! That's a bad idea!
Jill: It's a great idea! Here take this gun and don't worry, them zombies are harmless. It's no like just a little bite turns you into one of them!
Expendable reporter chick: But I never shot a gun before!
Jill: Chill, you'll be fine! Just try to hit them in the head.
Expendable reporter chick: But...
Jill: Go!
Jill (mumbles to herself): Gee just go die already, is that so much to ask? These people... gosh!

30 seconds later expendable reporter chick dies in a horrible way... :wallbash:

bhsup
Nov 25, 2010, 09:45 PM
The Expendables. Overall a forgettable, entertaining action movie. But the scene with Stallone and Schwarzenegger was hilarious.

SchoolzSoKewl
Nov 25, 2010, 11:37 PM
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Probably one of the coolest movies I've ever seen, and Wallace was pretty adorable. :D

As for Harry Potter 7...
Yeah... I've hated every single one since the 3rd. Although I loved the 1st and 2nd.
As hard as they try it's never close enough to the books for me. Plus they always add in some stupid corny scene that sucks.
Actually there's a lot I don't like about 3-7.
1.Ginny is a man beast.
2.Daniel Radcliffe stopped being cute in the 5th movie.
3.The new Dumbledore is nothing compared to Richard Harris.
4.The extra teenagery sexual tension they always try to put in.
5.Fleur was ugly.
6.Cho was ugly.
I do like some things though.
Rupert Grint being dreeeaammmy, Helen Bonham Carter, and the special effects are usually pretty neat. :)

_random_
Nov 27, 2010, 09:53 PM
I saw The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly for the first time tonight. It was a fantastically good movie. I have very little bad to say about it, aside from the occasional ugly lypsincing. (Yes, I had to do that.)

Cutlass
Nov 27, 2010, 09:56 PM
Pathfinder. Sucked :p

NYHunter
Nov 27, 2010, 10:19 PM
Saw Casino tonight. Good, interesting, story with an awesome cast. 8.5/10

shadowplay
Nov 28, 2010, 01:39 AM
Destroy All Planets is on TV right now. Thoroughly ridiculous old Japanese movie. Makes Power Rangers look like MacBeth.

Shekwan
Nov 28, 2010, 07:25 AM
I watched JCVD yesterday. I highly recommend it. If you don't like Jean Claude Van Damme movies you will like it. If you like Jean Claude Van Damme movies you will love it.

http://thoughtsonfilms.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/jcvd.jpg

Dachs
Nov 28, 2010, 11:03 AM
I saw The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly for the first time tonight. It was a fantastically good movie. I have very little bad to say about it, aside from the occasional ugly lypsincing. (Yes, I had to do that.)
You realize that the movie was filmed in Spanish and Italian except for the lead actors, right? Spaghetti western?

Murky
Nov 28, 2010, 12:15 PM
I watched some movies from 2007 that I had missed before.

"The Mist"

It's based on a Stephen King novella. Lots of monsters and mayhem.

"Sunshine" SciFi flick─the Sun is dying and a spaceship carrying a special payload is sent to revive it.

Thumbs up on both :goodjob:

Yared
Nov 28, 2010, 12:31 PM
Scott Pilgrim vs the World was really cute :)

Joecoolyo
Nov 28, 2010, 01:34 PM
Since HBO gave me a free week, I caught up on a few things that I missed in the theaters.

Sex Drive: Funny, not the best movie in the world, but still funny

I Love You, Man: Hilarious and good

The Informant!: Very Cohen Brothers-esque, and for that reason I loved it

Mustakrakish
Nov 28, 2010, 06:59 PM
"Easy A"... Was actually good. I hate the whole American high school theme with all of it's "troubled" teenagers and crap. But this I actually enjoyed. It was refreshing to see a movie with high school theme that didn't have all the usual crap in it that follows and actually has an interesting plot.

What made me enjoy it the most though is that it didn't have those damn teenagers with their stupid "mommy-daddy issues", of which it seems Hollywood can't get enough of. I'm talking about those ungrateful frak ups who have "problems" with their parents, because they work too much so the ungrateful bastard have everything he/she needs. Or blaming the mother or not talking to her, because daddy left them - you poor bastard, Grow the FRAK UP!

_random_
Nov 28, 2010, 07:07 PM
You realize that the movie was filmed in Spanish and Italian except for the lead actors, right? Spaghetti western?

Yeah. That made it forgivable. It was pretty distracting at times though.

west india man
Nov 28, 2010, 10:33 PM
Unstoppable (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unstoppable_(2010_film))

Mad Man
Dec 01, 2010, 10:25 PM
I saw Faster the other day. It's an average movie with a bellow average ending.

Camikaze
Dec 01, 2010, 10:31 PM
I watched Snatch a couple of nights ago. Entertaining, but not the best movie ever. 7/10.

Cutlass
Dec 02, 2010, 08:11 AM
Ironman 2 Not bad.

Wimbledon. Dull.

Paradigne
Dec 02, 2010, 08:50 AM
I saw The Last Legion this weekend. I was actually pretty impressed. 7.5/10

flamingzaroc121
Dec 02, 2010, 09:04 AM
I saw Splice_(film) and will forever be scarred

Communisto
Dec 02, 2010, 02:42 PM
The Book of Eli

it was bad ass and fun to watch. Really couldve been called "Fallout: the movie... with a bible"

madviking
Dec 03, 2010, 10:11 PM
Ferris Bueller's Day Off. I loved it!

Dumanios
Dec 03, 2010, 10:11 PM
The Lost Battalion.

Joecoolyo
Dec 03, 2010, 11:32 PM
Just saw Black Swan in theaters.

Damn, I'd never think a movie about a ballerina could be so disturbing and so good at the same time.

I'm not going to sleep well tonight.

Azale
Dec 03, 2010, 11:58 PM
Just saw Black Swan in theaters.

Damn, I'd never think a movie about a ballerina could be so disturbing and so good at the same time.

I'm not going to sleep well tonight.

I wanted to see that, but none of the theaters in the city had it. So instead the krew and I watched (the?) Warrior's Way. I was pleasantly surprised.

NYHunter
Dec 04, 2010, 12:37 AM
Jackie Brown- After I finished watching it I just sat on the couch for 30 minutes thinking about how good the movie is. Haven't done that in a long time.

10/10

Ayatollah So
Dec 04, 2010, 06:22 AM
I finally saw I, Robot with Will Smith. It was very good. A little over the top with the hero's attitude, but that did make it funny. And the plot was right on, I must say - that's the problem with computers, they do what you say, not what you meant.

holy king
Dec 04, 2010, 06:41 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antichrist_%28film%29

"antichrist" by lars von trier. european production, english language.
incredibly strong stuff.

i sweared at von trier a lot during watching it. sick bastard.

J-man
Dec 04, 2010, 06:55 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antichrist_%28film%29

"antichrist" by lars von trier. european production, english language.
incredibly strong stuff.

i sweared at von trier a lot during watching it. sick bastard.

Yeah and the movie had a lot of boring moments too. IMO

holy king
Dec 04, 2010, 06:59 AM
i found it rather intense, i have to say. and i do not mean the gore. i dont care about gore.

Joecoolyo
Dec 04, 2010, 12:36 PM
I wanted to see that, but none of the theaters in the city had it.

Yeah, my friend and I had to drive all the way down to the city to find a theater that had it. And we were lucky that we bought tickets ahead of time, both showings of the movie were sold out.

Shekwan
Dec 04, 2010, 12:46 PM
The Life And Death Of Peter Sellers

http://www.dvdverdict.com/images/covers/lifedeathpetersellers.jpg

I highly recommend it.

Yared
Dec 04, 2010, 01:35 PM
Somebody here mentioned "The Last Legion". I checked it out and decided to watch it.

It was a... meh. It was filled with clichés and whenever someone was about impaled, they jerked the camera away.

In fact... It barely had any blood in it, for a movie that had a lot of fighting.

Shekwan
Dec 04, 2010, 02:27 PM
I also watched Stoic recently, in an attempt to watch a Uwe Boll movie that I may actually enjoy.

http://www.horrornews.net/reviews/review_images/Stoic-movie-uwe-bolle-3.jpg

I didn't. I think it was the bit where guy gets raped by a broomhandle that I totally gave up on the film.

Arakhor
Dec 04, 2010, 02:29 PM
Uwe Boll and enjoyable? Fat chance. :)

Traitorfish
Dec 04, 2010, 03:46 PM
A Fistful of Dollars. Good stuff.

Loppan Torkel
Dec 04, 2010, 04:24 PM
Valhalla Rising (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0862467/) - More about being atmospheric than delivering a story with a goal, and how I interpret it - concerning freedom and human motivations. Beautifully filmed, but a bit slow and very open to interpretations.

Match Point (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0416320/) - Good movie, but not a favorite.. 7/10.

Yared
Dec 06, 2010, 03:13 AM
Per a review here in this thread, I decided to go watch Jackie Brown.

Man that movie rocks :D

I also saw Legends of the Guardians of Ga Hoole. It had some of the "typical themes" that adventure-genre movies tend to have, but it wasn't overly cliché. I liked the use of Owls as characters :) Lol Owl-wrestling...

Martacus
Dec 07, 2010, 12:56 AM
My wife and I saw 500 days of Summer on Thanksgiving. Pretty enjoyable and light-hearted for a film about a failed relationship.

cardgame
Dec 07, 2010, 08:54 PM
A Fistful of Dollars. Good stuff.

Was it as gangsta as $17?

Ajidica
Dec 07, 2010, 08:56 PM
Was it as gangsta as $17?
Not as gansta as $17 billion.

On topic, I saw Toy Story 3. It was good, like all Pixar films.

Mustakrakish
Dec 09, 2010, 08:44 PM
Watched "land of the dead". I somehow missed it when it came out. Anyway I thought I saw all possible zombies there are (against my will most of the time, my cousin is a zombie nut), but organized thinking zombies... well that's too much. I guess the overuse of the "zombies!" plot does that. Makes smart zombies, maybe we'll see talking zombies later? maybe even procreating zombies, who knows? :crazyeye: I mean how much originality can you expect here? :lol:

AGAIN those ever hurting the logic scenes where walking zombies catch running people who had a head start!? Do they run in circles until zombs catch up? This particular one always hurt my head in EVERY zombie movie. :deadhorse:

AGAIN those super silent ninja zombies who somehow manage to sneak on all non and semi essential characters and bite off a big chalk of... well whatever they can with their super sharp shark jaws :ninja: All this while a character screams while observing the process of a hand being bitten. Apparently in those moments they all lose their primitive reflexes that should have made them pull the damn hand back or punch it in the face (it works differently in people, run or fight reflexes)! I mean those zombies aren't exactly cobras or any other fast biting snakes. :wallbash:

AGAIN those paradox moments where some zombies suddenly learn to run (while they could barely walk the rest of the movie) in certain scenes and/or grab and take down people like American football players (while again they were so clumsy, they could barely walk before). This often in conjunction with people running in circles... [pissed]

Uh I could go on... I just realized that I don't at all enjoy zombie movies. In fact they piss me off. My cousin managed to make me watch all those movies, but enough is enough. Gonna have a talk with my cousin. :lol:

Cutlass
Dec 09, 2010, 08:52 PM
The Girl Next Door
Entrapment.

madviking
Dec 09, 2010, 08:57 PM
High Noon. My indifference for Westerns, coupled with my distaste for police dramas, made this only mildly enjoyable.

2.5/5 vikings.

Brighteye
Dec 10, 2010, 04:53 AM
Blade, which was as good as it was before.

Owen Glyndwr
Dec 13, 2010, 01:16 AM
I rewatched Planet of the Apes for the first time in a number of years. I had forgotten just how good this movie was.

Arakhor
Dec 13, 2010, 05:47 AM
Keep yer paws off me, you filthy ape!

Pokurcz
Dec 13, 2010, 10:16 AM
We own the night,

I liked it a lot, nice feel to it.

madviking
Dec 13, 2010, 02:13 PM
Keep yer paws off me, you filthy ape!

You mean: "Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape! "

mechaerik
Dec 13, 2010, 02:41 PM
I saw Inception on Blu-ray last week, but forgot to post it. I still love it, although watching it again raised some more questions about dream logic. It was still awesome though, to recognize some of the locations in the L.A. scenes.

Also saw Airplane!. I expected it to be better, but it was still alright.

Owen Glyndwr
Dec 14, 2010, 10:12 PM
You mean: "Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape! "

A Charlton Heston he is not.

The_Tyrant
Dec 14, 2010, 10:18 PM
The Sixth Sense. You probably know it as the "I see dead people" movie.
Anyway, amazing actors, not so good script. Still recommend it though for those of you who do not know the ending.

Owen Glyndwr
Dec 14, 2010, 10:20 PM
The Sixth Sense. You probably know it as the "I see dead people" movie.
Anyway, amazing actors, not so good script. Still recommend it though for those of you who do not know the ending.

Who hasn't seen the ending to that movie? I mean it's almost as well known as the ending to Citizen Kane, I'd reckon.

Arakhor
Dec 15, 2010, 06:15 AM
I haven't, but I know the plot twist. *waits to read about it in Owen's blog*

Eran of Arcadia
Dec 15, 2010, 08:48 AM
I haven't seen the ending but I know it.

Everyone knows it.

madviking
Dec 15, 2010, 12:22 PM
Silverado - 4/5 vikings

Traitorfish
Dec 15, 2010, 01:16 PM
I haven't seen the ending but I know it.

Everyone knows it.
Yeah, it's pretty much in the "it was his sled (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ItWasHisSled)" category at this point.

west india man
Dec 15, 2010, 01:33 PM
I saw the beginning of the Simpsons movie today (up to the part where they arrive in Alaska).

Owen Glyndwr
Dec 15, 2010, 02:15 PM
I saw the beginning of the Simpsons movie today (up to the part where they arrive in Alaska).

Good thing you didn't see the rest of that. Full viewings of that move have been known to cause anything from blindness, to full blown insanity.

west india man
Dec 15, 2010, 03:27 PM
If I had finished seeing it, it would have been my 3rd full viewing! :p

The Simpsons movie is hilarious.

SuperBeaverInc.
Dec 15, 2010, 03:31 PM
Inception. Completely, totally, awesomely insane.

Ajidica
Dec 15, 2010, 03:31 PM
I saw 'Me and Orson Welles', the movie with Zac Efron.

It wasn't bad, Zac Efron is at least making an attempt to be a real actor but during the course of the movie even in the dramatic scenes I couldn't shake 'High School Musical' from my head.

I would have prefered simply watching Welles's version of Julius Caesar they showed clip of, but that might just be me.

cardgame
Dec 15, 2010, 07:58 PM
I haven't seen either Citizen Kane or the Sixth Sense.

But I did recently wacth Knight and Day, which was meh.

The first ~30-45 mins was good, after which it spiralled downhill.

Ramius75
Dec 15, 2010, 08:21 PM
eat pray love - i vomitted... - the flight is more "entertaining" - i merely endure it thru to see what "inspiration" it got at the ending... :(

The expendable - not really action pack. too many cast. Doplh landram's char under used.

Rocky Balboa - much better than Eat pray love x 10

Owen Glyndwr
Dec 15, 2010, 08:31 PM
I haven't seen either Citizen Kane or the Sixth Sense.


Screw Sixth Sense, but definitely watch Citizen Kane; an absolutely spectacular movie. Welles does things with a camera you still don't see even today.

I saw 'Me and Orson Welles', the movie with Zac Efron.
I would have prefered simply watching Welles's version of Julius Caesar they showed clip of, but that might just be me.

I hear dat!

_random_
Dec 15, 2010, 08:39 PM
Good thing you didn't see the rest of that. Full viewings of that move have been known to cause anything from blindness, to full blown insanity.

It certainly wasn't everything it could have been, but it was by no means bad.

eoc
Dec 15, 2010, 09:56 PM
raise hope

Ajidica
Dec 15, 2010, 10:27 PM
Screw Sixth Sense, but definitely watch Citizen Kane; an absolutely spectacular movie. Welles does things with a camera you still don't see even today.
I actualy didn't like Citizen Kane as much as I thought I would. I got too distracted by his camera work and symbolism that I couldn't get pulled into the story.
Casablance on the other hand completely pulled me into the story. Given that I view 'pulling me into the story' as the primary job of a film, I have to rank Casablance higher.

I also find Welles much lauded 'Breakfast Montage' and fast cutting to be less effective then the montages/fast cutting found in Mentropolis and the films by Eisenstein. (Are you going to review any Eisenstein films in your blog?)

Owen Glyndwr
Dec 15, 2010, 10:30 PM
I actualy didn't like Citizen Kane as much as I thought I would. I got too distracted by his camera work and symbolism that I couldn't get pulled into the story.
Casablance on the other hand completely pulled me into the story. Given that I view 'pulling me into the story' as the primary job of a film, I have to rank Casablance higher.

I also find Welles much lauded 'Breakfast Montage' and fast cutting to be less effective then the montages/fast cutting found in Mentropolis and the films by Eisenstein. (Are you going to review any Eisenstein films in your blog?)

Yep, I'll probably do Potemkin eventually. Alexander Nevsky isn't on the list, but I love that movie too.

madviking
Dec 15, 2010, 11:00 PM
Potemkin was too propagandous for me.

Citizen Kane was great, but it has lost its appeal over the years.

Casablanca was just amazing. Even for the second time.

Thorvald of Lym
Dec 15, 2010, 11:27 PM
Casablanca was just amazing. Even for the second time.I've seen it like, ten times and I'm still finding new nuances.

Joecoolyo
Dec 15, 2010, 11:29 PM
Saw Inception for the third time on Tuesday.

Amazingly, the movie still holds up, and I'm still seeing things I didn't see there before.

mrdab
Dec 16, 2010, 11:13 AM
I saw recently "Bad lieutenant" and it was one of few movies, where Nicolas Cage wasn't annoying

Masada
Dec 17, 2010, 02:24 AM
Tron: Legacy. It wasn't to bad. :D

Ramius75
Dec 17, 2010, 06:55 PM
Tron Legacy... regretted not watching in 3D :(

Azale
Dec 18, 2010, 12:10 AM
Saw The Fighter. Holy carp, Christian Bale was good.

Fanatic Noob
Dec 18, 2010, 01:22 AM
Not much recently, but Sin City some time ago, and it was good movie (I know I am very late in that, but I had no chance to watch it earlier).

shadowplay
Dec 18, 2010, 11:51 AM
Anchorman. I didn't like it.

Ajidica
Dec 19, 2010, 10:32 AM
Yep, I'll probably do Potemkin eventually. Alexander Nevsky isn't on the list, but I love that movie too.
I would reccomend Ivan the Terrible over Potemkim. Ivan the Terrible I feel shows of Eisensteins skills regarding lighting and characterization. (Ironicaly, the actor who played Alexander Nevsky (clear lionizing of Stalin) also played Ivan in Ivan the Terrible.) If you want to have fun with Eisenstein and montages, watch October. It could make a Libertarian cheer for the October Revolution.

I watched the Expendables last night. It was an enjoyable mindless action flick. Lots of explosions, fireballs, gunfire, and a well endowed girl running.:D

JtheJackal
Dec 19, 2010, 11:19 AM
Saw Black Swan, was excellent, another movie this year that seemed to be what watching movies is about.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 1, entertaining, well adapted.
Tangled, Entertaining, has the best horse character in history of cinema I think
The original Tron. Did not like it, though it had some interesting ideas.

Formaldehyde
Dec 19, 2010, 11:24 AM
I just watched Avatar. I wasn't expecting Dances With Wolves set in the future.

dirtyparrot
Dec 19, 2010, 11:30 AM
Saw Centurion. I wasn't expecting much going in and was actually decent. It's a poor man's Apocalypto basically. Kind of like Surviving the Game or Naked Prey (going way back).

Yared
Dec 19, 2010, 03:57 PM
Tron: Legacy was pretty fun to watch. It didn't exactly have good dialogue but meh.

BTW, I think it sucks that TRON/RINZLER DIES :( HE WAS FREAKING BADASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

flamingzaroc121
Dec 19, 2010, 05:16 PM
Saw Up again. Reaffirmed its status in my mind as the greatest movie

Dachs
Dec 19, 2010, 09:10 PM
I just watched Avatar. I wasn't expecting Dances With Wolves set in the future.
Well, it wasn't. It was Dances With Wolves (or FernGully, or Pocahontas) set in the future and stripped of any cinematic or artistic merit.

NYHunter
Dec 19, 2010, 09:42 PM
All About Steve- A terrible story but was fun to watch at 4:30 in the morning. LMAO a few times.

2/5

Eran of Arcadia
Dec 20, 2010, 09:48 AM
Saw Hot Fuzz - holy cow but it was gorier than I expected, moreso than any actual action movie I have seen since like Private Ryan. But so over the top it just added to the humor.

Ajidica
Dec 20, 2010, 03:18 PM
We had an emergency sub for physics today so we watched the Disney version of Anastasia. Good film.

bhsup
Dec 20, 2010, 03:27 PM
Cats & Dogs II, Kitty Galore. I was very, very disappointed. Considering how awesome the first one was, this one was just a huge flop.

Owen Glyndwr
Dec 20, 2010, 04:01 PM
We had an emergency sub for physics today so we watched the Disney version of Anastasia. Good film.

Not a Disney movie.

Darth Caesar
Dec 20, 2010, 04:06 PM
Saw the A-Team movie a few nights ago. It was awesome. My mom said that one part of it made MacGyver look realistic.

Thoughtful Thug
Dec 20, 2010, 08:23 PM
Tron really made me fall to sleep. Movie suck.

Only worthwhile is seeing Jeff Bridges 30 years younger. Pretty soon we will have the technology to see hollywood aging icons being rendered to look eternally youthful. And after that, I am sure hollywood will not need actors (and voice actors) to play in any films.


Saw the A-Team movie a few nights ago. It was awesome. My mom said that one part of it made MacGyver look realistic.

I got that movie for my parents. They said it was one of the best 80's tv/show into movie they have seen in years. And it was only in 2.50 GB 720p MKV BD/BR Rip. Easy to convert and easy to burn.:D

I still like the Miami Vice though.

Traitorfish
Dec 22, 2010, 07:31 PM
I saw the BBC made-for-TV version of Emma, because that's what happens when you buy your girlfriend a Jane Austen box set for Christmas. :mischief: It was actually pretty good, though- unlikely the writers of so many contemporary romantic comedies, actually knew what she was doing, so it all turns out quite well if the film-makers are on the ball. ;)

We had an emergency sub for physics today so we watched the Disney version of Anastasia. Good film.
For the most part, perhaps, but the claim that the February Revolution was caused by Blacke Majicks has always made me :twitch: just a little bit. :mischief:

madviking
Dec 22, 2010, 07:33 PM
Invasion of the Body Snatchers -- 4/5 vikings

Ajidica
Dec 22, 2010, 07:33 PM
For the most part, perhaps, but the claim that the February Revolution was caused by Blacke Majicks has always made me :twitch: just a little bit. :mischief:
I had always thought it was representing the October Revolution what with the storming of the Winter Palace, but upon reflection I guess I was wrong.
Curse you Sergei Eisenstein for making such a good propoganda film!

Traitorfish
Dec 22, 2010, 09:09 PM
I had always thought it was representing the October Revolution what with the storming of the Winter Palace, but upon reflection I guess I was wrong.
Curse you Sergei Eisenstein for making such a good propoganda film!
Well, I just defaulted to February because the Romanovs were still kicking about. Honestly, given the "Blacke Majick" thing, I think it's safe to say that the film-makers just went with whatever cherry-picked details they thought looked impressive. It's not as if most Westerners even realise that there was more than one revolution anyway... :crazyeye:

MobBoss
Dec 23, 2010, 11:31 AM
Tron. - Was good, but not sure that it actually lived up to the hype.

A-Team - More fun than I thought it was going to be.

Toy Story 3 - Good, but kinda sad to see the end of a franchise. Buzz stole the movie in his reset spanish mode.

Repomen - Actually better than I thought it would be with a few twists, however, the level of gore and violence is way over the top on the uncut version. Not for the feint of heart or weak of stomach.

Eran of Arcadia
Dec 23, 2010, 11:33 AM
The Brothers Bloom.

Not a lot to say about it, but I liked it.

Joecoolyo
Dec 23, 2010, 02:09 PM
Saw Downfall (Der Untergang).

Was a tough sit, but totally worth it.

cardgame
Dec 24, 2010, 01:53 PM
The Brothers Bloom.

Not a lot to say about it, but I liked it.

Quite good and off the beaten path. I liked it too.

Birdjaguar
Dec 25, 2010, 12:45 AM
I watched "Final Cut" with Robin Williams; Off beat Sci fi that was pretty good.

Shekwan
Dec 26, 2010, 08:39 AM
Movies I've watched recently:

Munich
Had some nice set pieces, but the inbetween parts were tedious. I found myself waiting for it to end, running out of patience and almost turning it off, then a cool scene would happen and the process would start all over again. Daniel Craig does a good comedy South African accent. If they actually sound like that I'm totally visiting.

Cannonball Run
Jackie Chan and Jaws drive a souped up Honda Civic. 'Nuff said.

Bloodsport
Pure class from JCVD. His only genuinely good action movie. His buddy with the beard delivers a tour de force in acting. Can any actor do angry and crosseyed better than this gent?

Kickboxer
Copies Bloodsport almost scene for scene. Totally superfluous movie.

The Departed
Obligatory Christmas blockbuster viewing with the family. Saw it for only the second time, and as everyone knows already, its very good. Very quotable movie - ''No ticky no laundry!''.

I think I'm going to go see True Grit, but it'll be tough. Firstly I wouldn't be surprised if the local cinema doesn't even show it. This is because its not a romcom/aimed at kids. Secondly it will be hard to convince my friends that we should go to it instead of Tron. I'm really not interested in that film at all. They'll have none of it, any time I question its quality ''3D'' and ''Daft Punk'' is thrown back at me. Bastards.

Communisto
Dec 26, 2010, 09:32 AM
Well, it wasn't. It was Dances With Wolves (or FernGully, or Pocahontas) set in the future and stripped of any cinematic or artistic merit.

I dunno, it takes a special kind of talent to make space marines boring and uncool.

Shekwan
Dec 26, 2010, 09:59 AM
Especially since he made them cool to begin with.

Yared
Dec 26, 2010, 10:59 AM
Movies I've watched recently:
Bloodsport
Pure class from JCVD. His only genuinely good action movie. His buddy with the beard delivers a tour de force in acting. Can any actor do angry and crosseyed better than this gent?

Kickboxer
Copies Bloodsport almost scene for scene. Totally superfluous movie.

That might be true but Muay Thai > all others :D

dirtyparrot
Dec 26, 2010, 04:03 PM
I saw Tron over the weekend and thought that it was decent.

Leonel
Dec 26, 2010, 07:50 PM
My sis got Toy Story 3 for Christmas so I watched that with her. The ending still makes me tear up. :cry:

O GOD I GOTTA GET MY TOYS BACK

Alassius
Dec 26, 2010, 07:59 PM
Monsters (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1470827/). Different, refreshing, and well acted. Not a horror film despite its setting. A rare case where I give a higher score than the uneducated masses at IMDb.

Ajidica
Dec 26, 2010, 08:03 PM
My sis got Toy Story 3 for Christmas so I watched that with her. The ending still makes me tear up. :cry:

O GOD I GOTTA GET MY TOYS BACK
I had the same sensation when I watched it. Especialy relavent as I am heading off to college in 2011.
(My mom nearly started crying.)

I saw Christmas Vacation yesterday. (It's the Chevy Chase holiday movie.)

The_Tyrant
Dec 26, 2010, 08:35 PM
Watched The Client last night. One of the better Grisham movies imo.

Eran of Arcadia
Dec 27, 2010, 08:24 AM
I saw Toy Story 3 and The King's Speech over the weekend. Both were quite good, in different ways.

Mad Man
Dec 27, 2010, 04:09 PM
I watched 3D Gulliver's Travels on Christmas, and I wish I didn't.

Ayatollah So
Dec 27, 2010, 05:35 PM
Recently watched on DVD:

Easy A - maybe a B
I love you, man - I didn't love it, man. Didn't hate it though. Just meh.
Exit through the gift shop - Good overall; has some weak spots. Make a mental note of who the director is while you watch, it will make more sense.

holy king
Dec 27, 2010, 07:29 PM
the illusionist.

pretty weak. heck, even edward freaking norton looked rather pale.
also, the freaking fake accents. what the hell...