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« on: 11-27-2004 00:13 »

National Treasure

Fun movie.  Plenty of stuff to intellectually roll your eyes at, but hey, it was just fun to watch.  Notas good as Italian Job '03 or Ocean's Eleven '02(?), though.

Hey, they ran around Philadelphia for a good half hour, how could I not love it?  I pumped my fist when they showed the Franklin INstitute - used to go there all the time.  NIfty place.

Helen of Troy, honey, going from Orlando Bloom to Nicholas Cage?  You have got to be kidding me.

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« Reply #1 on: 11-27-2004 00:23 »

Spongebob Movie

I saw it and I absolutely loved it. It had to be one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. And I considered it more for people in their late teens and adults than for kids because of some of the humor they had in it. The best part was definitely with David Hasslehoff. See the movie, and you'll understand what I'm talking about.

Go see this hilarious movie.
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« Reply #2 on: 11-27-2004 00:36 »
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Seed Of Chucky

I love bad horror movies. How could I not love this?

C As a movie in general. There's no denying that it's a bad, bad, movie. Did have a few good laughs, though.

A- For the actual fun I had watching it. As I said, I love bad horror movies.
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« Reply #3 on: 11-27-2004 15:43 »
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Christmas With The Kranks

Terrible. It gave you the feeling that the director thought he was talking to a bunch of idiots. They explained every little thing, and when he said, "Oh my god Marty!", it was just too much for me to handle. Also I think I laughed somewhere in the negatives.

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« Reply #4 on: 11-27-2004 15:49 »

 
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And I considered it more for people in their late teens and adults than for kids because of some of the humor they had in it.
Agreed. Mr. Krabs even said "Jackass" (It was muffled, but still...)

And yes, that was one surreal and hilarious piece of film. I give it a 3/5 (5/5 for a kids' movie).
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« Reply #5 on: 11-27-2004 17:17 »

Team America: World Police

I was looking forward to this, and was disappointed with it. It just wasn't all that funny. There were a few funny lines in it, but nothing that had me rolling on the floor laughing. Really expected better.

Rating: C+
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« Reply #6 on: 11-27-2004 22:01 »

Elf

It started out as an ok movie then turning to a turd 3/8th in a movie. It would have been a lot better movie if Buddy was put in a nut house after seeing his real dad the first time around. D+
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« Reply #7 on: 11-28-2004 01:42 »

National Treasure

It sucked. I was expecting something so over the top it would be hilarious, and what's most annoying is that it started out promising, then as soon as that woman joined him everything went downhill. Also of interest is that there seems to be no real difference between the hero and villian except that the villian has guns. In the beginning they are partners, but Cage splits up with him because he doesn't want to go as far as stealing the Declaration of Independence, then steals it later just so his former partner can't get it.

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« Reply #8 on: 11-28-2004 13:45 »

The Incredibles

Loved it. A
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« Reply #9 on: 11-28-2004 14:12 »

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
Only go see this if you're a couple. Otherwise you'll be utterly bored, and start putting popcorn in your sister's hair, much like I did. I didn't laugh at it much.

C+
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« Reply #10 on: 11-28-2004 15:04 »

 
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Team America: World Police

I was looking forward to this, and was disappointed with it. It just wasn't all that funny. There were a few funny lines in it, but nothing that had me rolling on the floor laughing. Really expected better.

Rating: C+

I seen the makings of that movie on MTV the other day and it looked ok to watch but now I wasn’t sure if I want to see it after they show this scene.


 
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The Incredibles

Loved it. A

I’m going to watch that tomorrow.

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« Reply #11 on: 11-28-2004 15:59 »

 
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The Incredibles

Loved it. A

Second.  big grin

Expect:

The sheep film at the beginning was good too. For some reason it reminded me of the Honda advert....

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« Reply #12 on: 11-28-2004 16:57 »

You actually liked the sheep film, but...

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« Reply #13 on: 11-28-2004 22:24 »

 
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Originally posted by Juliet:I seen the makings of that movie on MTV the other day and it looked ok to watch but now I wasn’t sure if I want to see it after they show this scene.

I guess the bit where these two puppets are having sex in a number of different positions would be more to your liking.
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« Reply #14 on: 11-28-2004 23:20 »

Hey Alex - did we get the uncensored version of Team America down here?
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« Reply #15 on: 11-29-2004 00:12 »

I have no idea - I couldn't wait the extra 5 days and downloaded it. I'll be seeing at the cinema anyway, but I was bored. 300mb on my dial up wasn't too much of a strain anyway.

There wasn't all that much that would be cut except perhaps all that puppet sex, which really isn't bad at all, and even if it was cut, wouldn't take anything away from the story.
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« Reply #16 on: 11-29-2004 00:15 »

Ah, okay. I assumed you'd seen a preview at the movies or something... oh well, I'll find out myself in 3 days!

Apparentally, the U.S. version had about a minute cut from the sex scene. The puppets originally covered themselves in shit, had golden showers, etc. then the scene was trimmed down to something like 40 seconds to get an American R rating. I bet Juliet would LOVE to see the uncensored version.  tongue
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« Reply #17 on: 11-29-2004 02:03 »
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Alexander

I was expecting a decent movie out of this.  Sure it got crappy reviews from my local movie guys, but I assumed that's because they were rednecks and didn't like the historically accepted fact that
However, it turned out to be the biggest waste of my time since I started posting here, and exactly one quadrillianth as entertaining.

Where to start...badly constructed around a rambling narration by Ptolemy (Christopher Plummer, I believe.)  It skips ack and forth in time, and focuses on events with no real historical value: 
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Ptolemy (VO): Alexander conquered this, this and this.
Next Scene: The kegger he went to afterwards with his generals.
Basically, the entire movie is about his screwed up interpersonal relationships and emotional problems he might have had.
One quick note: I was bothered by the whole relationship thing between Alexander and Hephaue-however you spell it, NOT because it was a homosexual relationship, but because any love story with that much extraneous sap where there could have been another battle sequence really pisses me off, especially in a biopic about history's greatest empire-builder.  Let's watch him build a fucking empire!

Highlight: The Battle of Gaugamela (gory without being utterly tasteless, rather accurate to descriptions of battles of that era, damed exciting.)
Low point: any and all dialogue.  And the acting.  And the pacing.

D+

Oh, and Team America kicked ass, hands down.  Nothing parodies action movies better.  Trey Parker Thank you, Beamer deserves an oscar nom for best VO artist, if there is one.  Particularly for Kim Jong-Il, even Trey only has one Asian voice.
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« Reply #18 on: 11-29-2004 02:11 »

I believe it was Trey Parker doing Kim Jong-Il's voice. From what I've heard in the previews, the voice is hilarious - the only problem is that it's practically identitical to the voice he uses for the City Wok guy in South Park.
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« Reply #19 on: 11-29-2004 06:10 »

Me would like puppet sex? Bah I don’t think so. I like the real thing.

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« Reply #20 on: 11-29-2004 06:19 »

Big Fish
The first of several movies I saw over the weekend, and this was probably my favourite. Unusual for me, I enjoyed the sad scenes in the film, but the characters were definately the best part. The Japanese Siamese twins, the Werewolf Circus Owner, the Giant, the Bank Robbing Poet, all memorable. Also quite funny in most scenes.
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Goodbye, Lenin
The second best of the movies I saw, I quite enjoyed it, even though it had several flaws. A few little funny moments, like capitalism slowly taking over East Germany, but mostly an emotional movie. Went on for quite a lot longer and dragged on in several key areas, but it did it's job well. An extra half mark goes towards the alternate history they make up for their mother.
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« Reply #21 on: 11-29-2004 15:41 »

D'Incredibles
Incredible!  laff

Brilliant, I loved it. More than Finding Nemo I'd say because of the Bondness of it all, the music, the cool gadgets. Awesome.

That baby rocked! He was the best animated of them all!
That creepy boss and outfit lady freaked me out.
I loved the diversity of only 6 superheroes (if you count the baddie), it worked excellently.

Top notch Pixar, A+
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« Reply #22 on: 11-29-2004 17:27 »

The Incredibles

What everyone else said. Not the best CGI film ever, but miles ahead of the competition (especially the derivative Shrek 2 and Shark Tale).

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« Reply #23 on: 11-29-2004 17:34 »

 
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That creepy boss

Any character voiced by Wallace Shawn rocks by default.
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« Reply #24 on: 11-29-2004 17:35 »
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I think The Incredibles is absolutely the best CGI movie ever. It's also the best superhero movie ever!

Just to be different I'm giving it Two Thumbs Up
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« Reply #25 on: 11-29-2004 17:40 »
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My favorite moment of The Incredibles is...

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« Reply #26 on: 11-29-2004 17:50 »

I must admit that the 'look' of the movie is what impressed me most.  It had that whole 50's/60's thing going on.
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« Reply #27 on: 11-29-2004 17:51 »

The Incredibles:

Definitely a lot darker than Pixar's previous outings.


But that's OK, because it's a fantastic film. Still doesn't oust Toy Story 2 as my favourite CGI film, though  wink.

The beginning kinda reminded me of City of Heroes, but I thought the whole section with Edna Mode was fantastic, as well as the whole homage to the 60s Bond films. I also liked that they didn't overexplain everything, something which I think has blighted a lot of films and TV shows recently.

If there was a downside, it's that the film seemed to be a little too fast in moving from scene to scene (and no outtakes during the credits again  frown).

Anyway,

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On a slightly related note, does anyone else get headaches from watching films in the cinema? Maybe it's just me, but every time I've gone I've walked out with a throbbing headache (regardless of the quality of the film).
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« Reply #28 on: 11-29-2004 18:01 »

The bit when the henchman are chasing Dash through the jungle is one of the most exciting things i've ever seen!
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« Reply #29 on: 11-29-2004 18:25 »
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The Incredibles

I thought the film was brilliant. Elastigirl and the baby are my fave characters. Best Disney so far along with Finding Nemo.

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« Reply #30 on: 11-29-2004 18:32 »
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*I can understand why women kinda get pissed off with Helen Fieldings books and these movies. It's a stretch to believe that all single women are as obsessed with chocolate, and the size of their thighs as this.*

Hmm, not so sure about obsession with chocolates, but size of their thighs and the rest of their body, I kinda agree. All my ex roommates (all girls and single) and girlfriends (all of them are single) are all like that. When I say single I mean not married but not necessarily have no guys in their lives. Some of them have boyfriend/s.

Even the friends of my mum and dad are like that, and they are married and middle aged! The only people I know who think people like Kate Winslet, Drew Barrymore are the ideal looking women are the family I am married to, and their friends.  When I said Kate Winslet is the ideal size I mean in titanic, not before. I heard she was much fatter than the size she was in titanic, which was too fat.

My hubby is the one who taught me lots of men out there prefer meaty looking ladies, only teens who read too much fashion magazines like ‘skeletons.’ The only ones he mentioned that are attractive which belongs to the slimmer category are Cindy Crawford and Monica Belluci. There may be more but I don’t remember right now. Anyway these two celebrities are slim but not bonny.


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« Reply #31 on: 11-29-2004 19:24 »

 
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And I considered it more for people in their late teens and adults than for kids because of some of the humor they had in it.
Agreed. Mr. Krabs even said "Jackass" (It was muffled, but still...)

Yeah. Because we know adults are the ones who laugh themselves silly over swear words, not kids.
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« Reply #32 on: 11-29-2004 21:42 »

Mell: Yep, he rocks, I know him as Grand Negas from DS9, funny man.

CK: Ack! Stop reminding me I have to see Toy Story 2!
Also, I've never had headaches really, could be a number of things causing it, complain to the manager to open a window or throw out the crying babies!
One of the babies in the row in front of me kept leaning back and grabbing me by the leg, talk about a short attention span!

Fuzzy: Yup, that chase was brilliant, from jungle to water, beautiful visualses.
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« Reply #33 on: 11-30-2004 05:54 »

 
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CK: Ack! Stop reminding me I have to see Toy Story 2!
Also, I've never had headaches really, could be a number of things causing it, complain to the manager to open a window or throw out the crying babies!
One of the babies in the row in front of me kept leaning back and grabbing me by the leg, talk about a short attention span!

Mwahahahah - we didn't have that problem, as we went at 11:00 on a Monday. There were perhaps 5 people in a 300 seat theatre.  big grin

I love being a university student.  tongue

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« Reply #34 on: 11-30-2004 21:21 »

We went straight after work, 10 past 5 and those damn kids sat in front of us!
Damn their small, wandering hands...
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« Reply #35 on: 11-30-2004 23:28 »

 
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 Mwahahahah - we didn't have that problem, as we went at 11:00 on a Monday. There were perhaps 5 people in a 300 seat theatre.   big grin

I love being a university student.   tongue

I've seen a movie the past two Mondays at 10:15 and 10:45, and there was nobody else in the cinema the first time, but then 8 the second time.

Anyway, this Monday I saw...

Hero
Story that didn't really go anywhere, but the fights were pretty awsome.
B+
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« Reply #36 on: 12-01-2004 09:48 »
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Just saw all three Godfather movies over the space of a week. I'll be humming the themesong for years.

Sofia Coppolla annoys me, but all is well.

Um...

I can't decide whether I like the first or second better. The first one's plot was a lot easier to get into, as I felt that the second and third got a little jumbled (you'll miss one line of dialogue, and you'll be confused for ages). However, I really like the second ones two story thing. And Robert De Niro is cool.

Marlon Brando was great, but nigh unintelligible. Part of the charm, of course.

Had some moments of the most graphic violence I've seen in a while. No tasteful arty shots here, a violent act is shown in all it's glory. That knife wound in the gut looked like it smarted.

Michael's first wife was a total betty.

The third was okay. It's not as good, but I don't believe it deserves all the crap it gets. It also had me enjoying opera, for once.

The entire series makes me feel like dancing. Waltz-y. Yeah.
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« Reply #37 on: 12-01-2004 19:35 »

 
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The sheep film at the beginning was good too. For some reason it reminded me of the Honda advert....
Thats just what I thought! Along with "crap, did we go into the wrong screen?"

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« Reply #38 on: 12-01-2004 22:33 »

 
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 Any character voiced by Wallace Shawn rocks by default.

I agree a billion percent. In the theater, I think I gave a little "yay!"
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« Reply #39 on: 12-02-2004 16:12 »
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"I can't go back in there. It's all hating faces that I have to chop up with a machete!"

Well I just got back from I heart Huckabees and it was one of the greatest and funniest films I have seen all year, and while on this topic of a hell of a great film I will mention The Incredibles which I recently saw, wow, I mean what was not to like in that movie? I especially loved Syndrome and Frozone, anyone left in the World who hasnt seen it go, go now! Plus Boundin' (or the Sheep thing as its affectionately known as   tongue) was awesome too, what's to loose? Didn't I tell you to go? Now not such a great film but still quite enjoyable was The Grudge well what to say about it, it was interesting but scary? Well the people in front of us sure thought it was jumping at every possible opportunity that arrised including Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ted Raimi talking...about an old woman...at a desk *shudder*

So I say:

I heart Huckabees - 8.5/10
The Incredibles - 9/10
Boundin' - 7/10
The Grudge - 6.5/10

See ya later folks.
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