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Eyedol7513

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« Reply #200 on: 03-27-2005 03:48 »
« Last Edit on: 03-27-2005 03:48 »

When does the Team America: World Police DVD come out?

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Yes, TOTPD!
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #201 on: 03-27-2005 21:02 »

Off the Map

Originally seeing this movie only because of knowing a few crew members, I wasn't expecting too much.  However, this movie was better than I expected.  It was touching and provocative without being too cheesy or unoriginal. It had some good ideas and the cinematography was excellent.  It even had a few laughs. Recommended to those who want to watch an interesting story, if nothing else.   Although it lacked some things to make it a movie of higher status, it is perfectly enjoyable.

B-/B
spacepilot3000

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« Reply #202 on: 03-27-2005 21:09 »

 
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Originally posted by Eyedol7513:
When does the Team America: World Police DVD come out?


May 17th.

In both rated and unrated editions!!!

WOOO!!!

homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #203 on: 03-27-2005 22:36 »
« Last Edit on: 03-27-2005 22:36 »

Final Cut (2004)

A boring ass movie that rip offs parts of plots from other Sci-Fi movies and books with Robin Williams in it. Please don't waste your time and money watching this loser. F--
Eyedol7513

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« Reply #204 on: 03-28-2005 17:57 »

Thanks spacepilot3000.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #205 on: 03-28-2005 18:18 »
« Last Edit on: 03-28-2005 18:18 »

Robots

I had no clue what was going on. The only reason I saw this movie was for Drew Carey. And he wasn't even that good. Animation was ok. Pixar I'll admit does better. This movie sucked.

C+

Napolean Dynamite

Three words: WHAT THE HELL?
Everyone in my class kept raving about how this was the best freakin movie ever. So when I was in Alabama this week visting my best friend and her friend, we rented it, along with Scream   big grin. After about 30 minutes into it we were all ready to burn our eyes out. This movie has no plot. Robots was better than this. 

F-

Without a Paddle

Me and my sister saw this when it came out. But I just watched it with my best friend Saturday night again. I like this movie. It's one of those movies that is there and you like it well. I thought it was clever and good. Fairly funny too.

A-
Jeremy

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« Reply #206 on: 03-28-2005 23:17 »

You like Drew Carey, but not Napoleon Dynamite? O_o
M0le

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« Reply #207 on: 03-29-2005 05:15 »

I can't remember if I've already given a review for Napoleon Dynamite, but it rules.
I can't remember much of it except "It took me like, 3 hours to do the lips. I think it's like, the best picture I ever drew."
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #208 on: 03-29-2005 05:31 »

Locker Room Dude: "Hey Napoleon, what did you do all last summer again?"
Napoleon: "I told you, I spent it with my uncle in Alaska hunting wolverines."
Locker Room Dude: "Did you shoot any?"
Napoleon: "Yes, like 50 of them, they kept trying to attack my cousins, what the heck would you do in a situation like that?"
Locker Room Dude: "What kind of gun did you use?"
Napoleon: "A frickin' 12 guage what do you think!"

Grandma: "How was school today, Napoleon?"
Napoleon: "Worst day of my life, what do you think?"

Napoleon: "Last week, Japanese scientists explaced.... placed explosive detonators at the bottom of Lake Loch Ness to blow Nessie out of the water. Sir Curt Godfrey of the Nessie Alliance summoned the help of Scotland's local wizards to cast a protective spell over the lake and its local residents and all those who seek for the peaceful existence of our underwater ally."
Randy: "Bullcrap Napoleon."
Napoleon: "Randy, why don't you go find your grandma or something, you're buggin the heck out of me. Gosh, idiot!"
M0le

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« Reply #209 on: 03-29-2005 05:36 »

"You're just jealous 'cause I spent the whole day talking to hot babes in the chat room!"
Spacedal11

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« Reply #210 on: 03-29-2005 23:43 »

Notice that only boys have replied to that. It must be a guy thing. Personally I was bored. Than I do enjoy movies with plots in them.
evan

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« Reply #211 on: 03-29-2005 23:45 »

I'm a guy and I hated ND. There was perhaps 20 minutes of movie stretched out to 80 minutes of running time. And that 20 minutes wasn't worth watching, anyway.
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #212 on: 03-30-2005 22:26 »

 
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Originally posted by Spacedal11:
Notice that only boys have replied to that. It must be a guy thing.

Well, I found it pretty funny...even though there was little/no plot, I liked it.. to me it was just one of those "our budget is low so let's just goof off and mosh some scenes together" type things.


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Y_L_B

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« Reply #213 on: 03-30-2005 23:04 »

Hey, I liked Napoleon Dynamite, too. You can't look at it as a deep and complex movie to discuss around the water cooler along with such topics as the effect of the National Republican Convention on local traffic, but more of the type of movie that you pull out and watch with your buddies for a mindless good time. Even if you didn't like it, you have to admit that it's one of the most quotable movies of all time.

On second thought, that's one of its downfalls... People at my school STILL quote it more than is probably healthy...
evan

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« Reply #214 on: 03-30-2005 23:23 »

Actually, when I was watching ND, I couldn't bring myself to laugh at any of the (few) lines in the script. IMO, the movie became quotable without those quotes really being funny. I had heard most of the quotes outofcontext before I saw the movie, and when they were in context, they weren't that good. ND is a film that's bad yet still gets quoted, like Zoolander or the Austin Powers movies.
mikey

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« Reply #215 on: 03-31-2005 05:35 »
« Last Edit on: 03-31-2005 05:35 »

"Who wants to bet I could throw this football over those mountains"
Spacedal11

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« Reply #216 on: 03-31-2005 13:17 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
Actually, when I was watching ND, I couldn't bring myself to laugh at any of the (few) lines in the script. IMO, the movie became quotable without those quotes really being funny. I had heard most of the quotes outofcontext before I saw the movie, and when they were in context, they weren't that good. ND is a film that's bad yet still gets quoted, like Zoolander or the Austin Powers movies.

Now Zoolander I'll let it slide cause I've watched it too much, but the Austin Power movies weren't horrible. The 2nd one wasn't great but the 1st one and at least the opening sequence of the 3rd one were acceptable. I've been warned not to say that I didn't like ND around one of it's obsessers at my school.
Jeremy

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« Reply #217 on: 03-31-2005 21:47 »

 
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Originally posted by mikey:
"Who wants to bet I could throw this football over those mountains"


  laff

evan's a fool!
davids

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« Reply #218 on: 04-03-2005 04:59 »

The Ring 2
The story moves away from the video tape after the first 15 minuites, which although I disappointing it allows the story to move off in a far more interesting way.
The two main characters are back again and give performances that are better than average for a horror film.
The scares are better this time round and the tension is overall much higher even though you can work out some of the plot before the characters.
This was a pleasent surprise for me as it was actually better than the original and didn't feel that it had to force itself to be overly long

A-
Spacedal11

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« Reply #219 on: 04-03-2005 15:20 »

Well this is good cause I'd like to see The Ring 2. But I'm waiting till video.
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #220 on: 04-03-2005 17:55 »

Robots

Great movie. Loved the Star Wars preview and the Vader joke.

A-

Big Fish

Although not new, Big Fish was a great movie. Good mix of fantasy, reality, and drama.

A
wu_konguk

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« Reply #221 on: 04-05-2005 08:37 »

I know it is an anime but I think the review deserves to go in here.

Ghost in the shell 2: innocence

Well do not think it would be an understatement to call this movie breath taking, some of the visuals were just simply stunning but I will get back to these later.

Ok first things first. This is the sequal to the highly acclaimed film Ghost in the shell (a film that heavily influenced the Matrix) which was based on the popular manga by Matsume Shirow. Now while it is not completely nessasary to see the first film to watch this one it does help with the understanding of the film.

The plot takes place three years after the first film and the major has been missing since that time. This story revolves around her ex partner (police partner that is or though more has been speculated) Batou as he tries to solve a series of brutal maruder cases involving a new brand of household androids.

The voice over acting is quite good but as I know very little japanese it is harder to pick up on all the nuiances. It can be said that the most interesting character to watch is actually Batou's Beagle dog (one of the only characters in the movie that can be said to have innocence).

The music is very nice. It retains many similarites to the first films soundtrack and certainly feels like a progression from the previous film.

Now for the visuals. As I said absouloutly breathtaking. The film is an amazing mix between traditional animation and 3D animation. The festaval sceen certainly sticks out, the detail is phenonminal and makes me really wish I had seen it on a larger screen.

Now this film will not be for everyone but I would recomend it anyway as I feel this movie has broken alot boundries in terms of film making.

I will have have to watch it a few more times but I think this one is better than the first  but time will tell.

A+
DrThunder88

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« Reply #222 on: 04-05-2005 14:23 »

The Incredibles

Most superhero movies have a fairly rudamentary conflict: the hero fights the villain for the safety of the city, nation, or world.  The Incredibles is different in that the primary conflict is that the heroes are in direct conflict with society.  Sure, they fight some bad guys along the way, but the main antagonist seems to be the public at large, which has defrocked the city's superheroes through civil litigation.  In a commentary, Brad Bird mentions that the plot originally called for a supervillain to pursue the Parr's* (Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl's alter egos), which would force them into hiding.  While that is a very emotional, very real reason to go into hiding, being named as the defendant in numerous lawsuits is very mundane.  That makes the relocation ironic and also very frustrating.  It's that frustration that sets the film into motion.

The film is a spectacular visual ride.  While the characters don't look "real," they look very much like cartoon characters brought to life.  The environments are expansive and beautifully rendered, and the lighting and reflections are unmatched.

Performances are great.  The voices of Craig T Nelson and Holly Hunter sound very much like superheroes but they're very real and mild-mannered at the same time.  For once, I wasn't disappointed in the acting ability of a child.  Spencer Fox, voice of Dash, was actually pretty good.  I was more disappointd in Sarah Vowell, the voice of Violet, who was still pretty good considering she's a historian or something by trade.  Jason Lee was also a good choice for the villain, Syndrome.  Not because he sounded like a villain, but because he sounded like a tremendous nerd.

Overall, the movie had a great effect.  Even Syndrome's minions, whose costumes and antics reminded me of Blue Lazers' ("I know you're there, Little Miss Disappear!" ), had the kind of obvious superhero genre-ness that made it a superhero movie as much as it was a social commentary about prescribed, universal handicapping.  My only regret is not seeing The Incredibles in a theater.

8/8
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #223 on: 04-05-2005 17:37 »
« Last Edit on: 04-05-2005 17:37 »

Office Space.
Yeah, I work in Intelitech, unfortunately I can't run any sort of virus to steal money from them, so it'll just have to be more office supplies ("Another day, another box of stolen pens.... also, a keyboard!"   big grin ).
The way people talk is so rediculously similar too: instead of people saying "Yeah...", people in Intel start every sentance with "So, ...."

It made me cry with dread (of work tomorrow) and laugh with familiarity, at the same time.
A B+, trapped in a cubicle for all eternity
Zogonif

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« Reply #224 on: 04-06-2005 21:14 »

 
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Originally posted by Spacedal11:
Well this is good cause I'd like to see The Ring 2. But I'm waiting till video.

I Japanese versions are heaps better

Spacedal11

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« Reply #225 on: 04-07-2005 22:37 »

 
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Originally posted by Zogonif:
 I Japanese versions are heaps better


Que?
evan

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« Reply #226 on: 04-08-2005 00:52 »

"The Ring" and "The Ring 2" are remakes of Japanese horror films "Ringu" and, um, "Ringu 2." "The Grudge" is also a remake of an Asian horror film.
M0le

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« Reply #227 on: 04-08-2005 03:48 »

Ringu Ni! The first one (American version) was pretty sub-par, in my opinion. Wasn't even scary, except when she fell in the well and the girl came out of the screen. I slept perfectly fine that night.
VelourFog

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« Reply #228 on: 04-08-2005 21:21 »

I haven't seen any of those movies, but the director of the original Japanese ones pretty much said the Japanese sequel is crap and he likes the american sequel (which he directed as well) much better. Apparently the plots are different and stuff.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #229 on: 04-08-2005 23:52 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
"The Ring" and "The Ring 2" are remakes of Japanese horror films "Ringu" and, um, "Ringu 2." "The Grudge" is also a remake of an Asian horror film.

I knew that. No really I did. The Grudge was pretty good. I mean it wasn't as good as the Ring but it's better than a lot of crappy horror shits that have been out.

That's why I've been writing a screenplay, to have people go to this movie and actually be scared.   tongue
CyberKnight

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« Reply #230 on: 04-09-2005 18:35 »

Couple of films I managed to catch on DVD recently...

I, Robot

I admit, when I first saw the trailer for this film I was highly skeptical. I thought it would be another case of Hollywood co-opting a name and some characters purely for marketing purposes. I thought it would be another "ooh, robots are eviiiillll!" film, which, given my degree, is a storyline I'm well and truly fed up of. I've read the original "I, Robot" book, which in effect is a set of scenarios which prove that the Three Laws are flawed and can't cover every eventuality (so, minor quibble when Lanning states "The Three Laws Are Perfect" ).

I have to say, I was pleasantly suprised. Will Smith turned in an adequate performance as Spooner, but to be frank, he's shown much more energy in some of his other roles (Agent J and pilot-guy from Independence Day, to name a couple). However, the rest of the movie was pretty good - the acting on Sonny and the other NS-5s in particular. And the storyline was well-written, and rather than throwing a "robots turn bad because robots are inherently programmed to turn bad" plot, they turned it into something much more inkeeping with the original "I, Robot" stories (i.e. exploring the eventual conclusion of the Laws).

Because of my prejudice that it would turn out to be a "human controlling robots in quest for world domination!" plot, I was caught out with the actual ending.

Oh yeah, and that Audi was cool. Me want!  big grin

B+

The Day After Tomorrow

Again, I was pleasantly suprised by this movie. Although I like "Independence Day" better, for the sheer cheesiness of the ending and the awesome aerial fights, TDAT is a better-than-average sister movie.

I mean, you can't beat alien invaders with "EVIL PEOPLE CHASING FROST! BWAHAHAHAHAH!".  wink

B
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #231 on: 04-09-2005 19:57 »

Sin City

Initial impression:
That's pretty fucked up right there/10

Upon reflection, and eating some dry toast:
9.5/10

Artistically perfect.

I have three questions, though:
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #232 on: 04-09-2005 22:18 »
« Last Edit on: 04-09-2005 22:18 »

Well, I'm going to see if I can field these questions, as I've actually read most of the comics:



In any case, good to see people recieving this film postively. I've been looking forward to this for a long time...
evan

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« Reply #233 on: 04-10-2005 04:10 »

How cool was 'Sin City?' Imagine two ninjas jumping over a shark pit on suped-up motorcycles and fighting over said shark pit. Then add vampric bikini babes firing randomly in the ninjas' direction. Sin City is cooler than that.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #234 on: 04-10-2005 04:33 »

OK, Evan, but where can I get the DVD of the Moto-Ninja thing?  That sounded pretty cool.
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #235 on: 04-10-2005 12:33 »

Super Sized Me
This movie had a few funny parts but mostly it wasn't that great.
C

Saw
The guy waited the whole movie to cut off his leg. This movie is a waste of time. F-
NibblerJr

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« Reply #236 on: 04-10-2005 23:20 »
« Last Edit on: 04-10-2005 23:20 »

Donnie Darko

There had been a lot of buzz about this one in #FC...so I decided to check it out.

At first, I didn't think it could be *that* dark.
There was cheery 80's music and all.

This movie turned out to be one of the greatest, darkest, mindfuck ever.

It used some good examples of foreshadowing, put comedy in, and some scary bits. The music was also really good. The movie leaves some questions in your head, and basically you are like "WTF?!?!" at the end of the movie, because stuff is thrown at you fast at the end. Just look on the internet on some FAQ's.

A+
Definately see this movie. It's kind of sad, but it's really good.


@Pitt: That isn't a DVD, that's the story of his life.
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #237 on: 04-11-2005 12:36 »

Napoleon Dynamite

This could have been a funny movie but no, it mostly wasn't. It was trying but it sadly didn't make it. It had maybe 2 to 3 funny parts in the movie that was it.  D-
newhook_1

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« Reply #238 on: 04-11-2005 13:24 »
« Last Edit on: 04-11-2005 13:24 »

Sin City was awesome. Can't say much others haven't already. Didn't like the old town vs. mob story as much as the other two, but awesome none the less.

A-
davids

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« Reply #239 on: 04-15-2005 18:05 »

 
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Originally posted by spacepilot3000:
 May 17th.

In both rated and unrated editions!!!

WOOO!!!


The unrated only has an additional minute but is rumoured to include the most explict of the sex scenes, that includes 'bodily fluids'
The closest thing to puppet porn ever made? Quite possibly. The funniest film of recent times? Definatly!
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