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« Reply #520 on: 07-28-2005 07:09 »

 
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War of the Worlds
Saw it this weekend. I didn't dislike it.
True, it could have been anybody in those roles.
But this is the least annoying I've ever seen Tom Cruise in a movie.
Thumbs up from me to Tom for that.

I liked how Spielberg made what would actually be "an untold tale" of the War of the Worlds. A seprate story happening along side what would be happening in the original. Pluse the whole basement scene with Tim Robbins was a nice tip of the hat to the George Pal version.
The design of the tripods - awesome! Everybody is familiar with George Pal's streamlined versions in his movie, but Spielberg's have that more mechanical and complicated look as seen in several different illustrated versions of the book.

Well's original was told from the point of view from the scientists and people in charge.
I really liked that this was from the point of view of some everyman just trying to get through it.

I did like that movie heaps. The tripods as you said looked mechanical was good instead of giant spiders

Im going to Sin City tomorrow night, so will be interesting
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« Reply #521 on: 07-29-2005 04:59 »

 
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No I don't actually like De Niro.
What the hell's the matter with you?  tongue
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« Reply #522 on: 07-29-2005 11:28 »

Batman Begins

Finnally I can wipe the horrors of the previous Batman film from my mind. I thought this film was amazing and although I shall give it more time before I finnaly make the descision but I think it may be the best Batman film so far.

This film gave far more developement to the Bruce Wayne character than the other films has done. After all even in the Burton films all he really did was chase women.

The training at Ras Al Gules was very cool and it was nice to see that Liam Nesson was still as good a fighter as he was as Qui Gon. As for the other villian I will say that the Scarecrow was genuinally creepy as hell.

One of the things I was most happy to see was a return to a more Gothic like Gotham compared the Neon nightmares of the last two films. I was also happy to see that the story drew quite heavily on Frank Millers Batman Year one, which was nice.

All in all probably the best superhero film to date.

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« Reply #523 on: 07-29-2005 12:51 »

Batman Begins

An exellent superhero flick, and beats the hell out of the previous incarnations of the Dark Knight. Plus Cillian Murphey as the Scarecrow was exellent.

8/10

War of the Worlds

Not to say that I didnt enjoy this movie, beacuse I really did, I just wish there was more to like about it. The scenes with aliens and tri-pods were amazing, while the family sub-plot seemed awfully tacked on to bring the film to the modern day. Plus Spielberg has class running out of his beard.

6.5/10

The Wedding Crashers

A really good summer comedy flick. Wilson and Vaughn are exellent but of course Will Farrell blows them all away with his pop up...

8/10

Fantastic 4

Maybe as a big Marvel comic book fan I shouldnt say that I enjoy this film as much as I did, but what the hell... Sure it is no Spider-man, X-men or Batman Begins, but it is just really imature fun. Being able to see Human Torch, The Thing (whos costume i've grew to accept as it heavily resmbels Jack Kirbys early look for Ben Grimm) and Dr. Doom (whos costume is not so good...) totally makes up for Jessica Albas none existant acting ability. Plus let's hope for some Silver Surfer action in the sequal...

7.5/10
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« Reply #524 on: 07-29-2005 23:52 »

 
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No I don't actually like De Niro.
What the hell's the matter with you?   tongue

Nothing I ever say is right!  cry


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« Reply #525 on: 07-31-2005 06:19 »

Mean Creek
Some kids plan revenge on a school bully. Everything goes terribly wrong. Duh duh dummmm!!! Semi-abrupt ending. Rory Culkin. Kinda depressing. B-

The Door in the Floor
The movie box says it's about a writer of children's books, but I would say the main character is the young guy who comes to work as his assistant for the summer. The guy wants to get experience as a writer, and see what it's like so he can decide if that's the career for him. Instead he ends up driving the writer around and masturbating to thoughts of the writer's wife. The marriage is in shambles following the death of their two teenage sons, which the movie eventually explains. The revelation is not exactly life shattering, but it is sad. That's pretty much how I'd sum up the entire movie. It also features Elle Fanning, the younger sister of Dakota. B
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« Reply #526 on: 07-31-2005 07:43 »

 
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Originally posted by Jamesbondcja:
Maybe as a big Marvel comic book fan I shouldnt say that I enjoy this film as much as I did, but what the hell... Sure it is no Spider-man, X-men or Batman Begins,
7.5/10

Batman is'nt Marvel its DC
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« Reply #527 on: 07-31-2005 16:58 »

Well I was saying the Marvel fan bit in reference to liking fantastic 4, then I was just comparing to superhero films in general.
And with my kinda large comic collection, I kinda know that by now...
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« Reply #528 on: 08-01-2005 14:51 »

Stewie Griffin - The Untold Story/Family Guy

So last night I watched the movie and it was so hilariously funny. The story plot was so good too


10/10

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« Reply #529 on: 08-03-2005 18:22 »
« Last Edit on: 08-03-2005 18:22 »

House Of The Flying Daggers
Pretty good, Zhang Ziyi is teh hottest, the fights were cool.
Still, not as good as Hero.

C+

Guess Who
Bernie Mac is awesome.
Ashton Kutcher isn't as annoying as he is in Punk'd, so I can stand him.

The siege of Jerusalem in Kindom of Heaven
Pretty good, I'd prefer to see it on a huge screen though, I'm sure it's more impressive than on a crappy 8 inch screen.

Note: Saw these movies (and bit of movie) on a plane.
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« Reply #530 on: 08-03-2005 19:09 »

House of Flying daggers disappoints in the end.  It doesn't go anywhere.  Kung fu novels need to make more sense.  Kung fu movies are just better when they have an original screenplay.
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« Reply #531 on: 08-03-2005 21:22 »

What? It went lots of places! CGI blood droplet-y places.
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« Reply #532 on: 08-03-2005 21:31 »

You know, speaking of Hero, I have the extended DVD, which is like the director's cut.  It's only 18 minutes longer, and it is absolutely amazing how much better it is.  It's like a whole new film.  There's a special place in Hell for Harvey Weinstein after the way he treated this picture.  Forcing cuts that turned out to suck, failing to pay for the rights, pushing the release back 2 years, fucking up academy award eligibility, prosecuting (legal) sales of the Chinese DVD,  and fucking with the reputations of people who mean a whole lot more to the craft of filmmaking than he does.  Fucking Miramax. 

They fucked up the best scene in the film, the water fight, and they cut random bits out of Zhang Ziyi's love scene.  What the hell?
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« Reply #533 on: 08-04-2005 03:00 »

Hero and House of Flying Daggers are pretty. That's all that matters.
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« Reply #534 on: 08-04-2005 14:42 »

 
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Originally posted by Juliet:
Stewie Griffin - The Untold Story/Family Guy

So last night I watched the movie and it was so hilariously funny. The story plot was so good too
10/10

How did you manage to see that? Its not out yet is it?
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« Reply #535 on: 08-04-2005 16:21 »

Bittorrent.
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« Reply #536 on: 08-04-2005 16:24 »

Yeah what Faze said
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« Reply #537 on: 08-05-2005 00:49 »

You want a great kung fu move? Kung Fu Hustle is the way to go!
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« Reply #538 on: 08-05-2005 02:14 »

Haven't seen Kung Fu Hustle yet, but I did finally catch Shaolin Soccer this week. It's pretty light-hearted. Not as hilariously funny as many people told me it would be, but, on the other hand, it was a fine way to pass the time. I know it's supposed to be a send-up of all those cliche sports movies, but it didn't deviate a whole lot from the cliches when it should have been making fun of them. However, the random people slipping and falling on banana peels caught me off guard.

This is a terrible review.

B for the movie. F for my review.
Ben

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« Reply #539 on: 08-05-2005 04:05 »

D- for that dress you're wearing, too.
davids

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« Reply #540 on: 08-05-2005 05:56 »
« Last Edit on: 08-05-2005 05:56 »

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

I went to see this film last week and REALLY liked it. The performances were all great, the sets were amazing and I haven't stopped humming the fantastic songs.
This may be one of Tim Burton's lighter and more family oriented movies but it still has his name written all over it.
A

Batman Begins

THE greatest Batman film made to date. Truely superb! There were only a couple of little niggles, but neither ended up spoiling my enjoyment of the film. One, it takes forever for Bruce to become Batman - however everything building up to it is more interesting and engaging than I ever expected it to be. Two, there isn't much of the villain,
- however the ending is so good you can forgive the director.
Overall an amazing piece of work, i'm looking forward to the DVD and the sequal!
A+

War of the Worlds
This is about the only Tom Cruise film that I like. The effects are incredible and the film gives a unique view point of the battle between earth and the alien invaders.
One of Spielberg's finest moments!
A+

The Wedding Crashers
Normally when you don't even smile for the first twenty minuites of a comedy it's not a good sign, infact about ten people walked out. But if you have the patence then this film IS the funniest film of the year.
However after a slow start and a hillarious hour or so in the middle the film looses it agian for the last half hour. Will Ferrel, who I normally love, is just not funny in this film apart form in the last few seconds, and even then hes not talking.
B+
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« Reply #541 on: 08-06-2005 22:18 »

A Very Long Engagement

Basically, one of my top movies of all time. Brilliant acting, great plot, done very smart and heart warming yet also tells the tradgedies of war. Not to mention beautiful scenery. Once you can remember everyone's face and many of the details, you will find that there are very little flaws in this movie. I cried, which happens very little. Go see it, now!

A+
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« Reply #542 on: 08-07-2005 04:17 »
« Last Edit on: 08-07-2005 04:17 »

blockbuster.com moverrries.

The Terrorist
Indian movie. The sound is pretty crappy, but I didn't really notice 'til the 2nd time I watched it. No biggie. You're reading the subtitles anyway. The main character, Malli, is hot in a muppet kind of way. Big ol' eyes. Sexy. She says verrry little in this movie. She's awesome, though. I see she was Queen Jamillia in Attack of the Clones, so you nerds should know her. Great ending because you really don't know what will happen until it happens. Or doesn't happen. And you don't know when the damn movie is over because of the constant black screens in the end. "It's over now? Oh. Now? Hmm. Now?   tongue" Good schtuff.
 B+

Requiem For A Dream
How did Ellen Burstyn not win an Oscar for this? She is scary good. The scene where she's asking people if the train goes to the tv studio or wherever is very impressive to me. If that's not realistic "crazy lady" acting, I don't know what is.
Makes me wish Marlon Wayans would stop making parody crap and do more serious roles. Has a good "now I feel shitty and depressed" ending.
A

Sunshine..blah blah Jim Carrey
I want to have Kate Winslett's babies.
B
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« Reply #543 on: 08-07-2005 06:03 »

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Loved the visuals, Willie Wonker made the movie. Seeing the fates of each child was always very entertaining. The shot of Charlie’s house at the end panned back to reveal it was relocated in the Chocolate Factory sealed the deal to make this awesome, but it wasn't perfect...

B
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« Reply #544 on: 08-07-2005 08:35 »

Barefoot Gen

Rented the DVD of this film yesterday. Basically its a japanese animated film that tells the story of the Hiroshima bomb told through a child's eyes.
The animation isn't the style that I usually like; it was very pokemon-ish, but the story is very touching and shocking. Some scenes had me on the brink of tears and i think that it gave a very realistic telling of the tale.

A-
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« Reply #545 on: 08-07-2005 13:05 »

Charlie and The Chocolate factory

Everything in this room is *eat*able. Even I'm *eat*able. But that is called cannibalism, my dear children, and is in fact *frowned* upon in most societies.

I thought the movie was really good. I think Jonny Depp was really good in it and he is kind of cute. I even think the whole squirrel scene was cute as well. The Oompa Loompa were cool.

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« Reply #546 on: 08-07-2005 15:04 »
« Last Edit on: 08-07-2005 15:04 »

Mean Creek
Wow. Very deep levels of acting coming from a bunch of kids. The plot was a tad on the thin side, but those actors man, they really give it a boost. The music is awesome as well. It fits so perfectly. All in all, a thought provoking, yet depressing movie. Quite good.

A-
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« Reply #547 on: 08-07-2005 18:38 »

Garden State

Hands down, best role that Natalie Portman has ever played, possibly beating even her part in Leon.

Funny, made me pine for New Jersey.  Yeah, I need help.

Excellent movie, see it.  Now.

9/10
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« Reply #548 on: 08-07-2005 18:52 »

I've seen movies that made me think, "Oh yeah, that's New Jersey, right there."  Like "Clerks" or "Harold & Kumar."  Or for that matter "Aqua Teen Hunger Force."  "Garden State" never once made me think of New Jersey.  Except for the above-ground pool and the scene where the cop pulls the guy over and starts being a dick.  It might as well have taken place anywhere.  It was like the scene in Buckaroo Banzai where there are palm trees at the New Brunswick police station.  It just wasn't very New Jersey-ish.  And it was way, way, too specifically designed for the Nick Drake set.  Or the Shins set, which I assume is the 21st century equivalent.  I just don't understand kids today.
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« Reply #549 on: 08-07-2005 23:14 »
« Last Edit on: 08-11-2005 00:00 »

Medium quality Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with bits of the screen cut off
Excellent film, if I get a chance to see it in a big-screen I will.
Johnny Depp is still cool, even with weird hair, all the characters I liked except for the old people (they looked even wrinklier on the bad download I have)
And I liked all the different styles of Oompa Loompa songs, and the little fat kid.       evil laugh
A-

Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story
(98% new material)
Hahahaha, awesome, all the favourite characters are there, plenty of tasteless jokes, movie and TV references.
the only thing missing is a Stewie and Brian duet...
A+

Senior Spielbergo presents, War Of The Worlds

Tripods are cool, no matter what they're in, they were cool and scary in HL2 and they're cool and scary in this... also, those camera tripods people use... but that's a whole other thing.
I may have to see this one in the cinema aswell.
B+

Fantastic Four

Meh, pretty good.
Dr. Dooms voice was cool, Alba was hot as ever.
B-

Garden State

Hmmm, this was a decent film, I laughed a few times, Natalie Portman didn't suck.
But it was slightly groan-enducingly melodramatic that Braff seems to do so well in Scrubs occasionally.
Moany voice: "Ehhh... I have to find out who I am and what I'm all about and resolve issues and crap... Ehhhh"

The guy playing the game where he fires an flaming arrow straight up in the air and you have to stand under and dodge it was good though, Heh.  smile
B+
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« Reply #550 on: 08-25-2005 20:19 »
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*bumpety bump*

Aren't people going to the cinema or pirating movies anymore?

The Island
The good:
Scarlett Johanssons awesome figure
Two Ewan McGregor characters acting together
Steve Buscemi
Evil Sean Bean is back! It's beena while since Goldeneye Seanie, you nearly gave me a scare there...
Some decent destruction of all sorts of crap.

The bad:
Michael "Pearl Harbour Sucks" Bays fast edited chase scenes
(Give me a time when a chase would follow someone down a 10m hallway in one shot, not 107 frames edited at ludicrous speed!)

I half expected Djimon Hounsou to say "I will see you again, but not yet... not yet..." at the end, people have got to leave Gladiators music alone!

B+
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« Reply #551 on: 08-26-2005 17:22 »
« Last Edit on: 09-02-2005 00:00 »

"Stuck on you"

So hilarious I laughed the entire film. However I don't think real life Siamese twins will be that lucky and happy, so it's a bit silly but this movie is at heart a light drama, which is not bad I supposed.

B-
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« Reply #552 on: 08-29-2005 01:37 »

Team America: World Police

Maybe I just don't get it, but this film was bad. Really boring. I caught it on tv a few days ago (a movie channel), and I must admit I was horribly depressed by the lack of jokes or humor in it. I wrote a pretty negative review of it at IMDB, and that drained me. The "America, Fuck Yeah" song was good.
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« Reply #553 on: 08-29-2005 05:24 »

It was good, until the crappy geezers edited it all, and rid all the good stuff. Lucky for me, I have the un-edited version (pirate from last year) and all the funny stuff remains.
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« Reply #554 on: 08-29-2005 13:25 »

All the songs were awesome:
"Montage!"
"He's way better than Ben Affleck!"
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« Reply #555 on: 08-29-2005 23:24 »

The "Montage" song was much better when it was used verbatum in the South Park episode "Asspen." The exact same freakin' song!
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« Reply #556 on: 08-30-2005 02:25 »
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Originally posted by davids:

The Wedding Crashers
Normally when you don't even smile for the first twenty minuites of a comedy it's not a good sign, infact about ten people walked out. But if you have the patence then this film IS the funniest film of the year.
However after a slow start and a hillarious hour or so in the middle the film looses it agian for the last half hour. Will Ferrel, who I normally love, is just not funny in this film apart form in the last few seconds, and even then hes not talking.
B+

Pretty much what he said.

I only saw it cause I had nothing better to do and tickets where cheap.

P.S. B+

Hey Davids already put a B+ in there for me.
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« Reply #557 on: 08-30-2005 05:46 »

I watched Lost In Translation. I find the movie to be very cute and very enjoyable to watch. I been to some of the places they filmed when my family and me went to Japan a few years back.

Thank you Melllvar  smile

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« Reply #558 on: 08-30-2005 10:12 »

Lilo & Stitch 2

Normally direct to dvd Disney sequels are trainwrecks. But oh my god this movie was amazing! Dakota Fanning can do no wrong. Neither can Chris Sanders (Does Stitch's voice). He's not normally a voice over artist, he was the creator/director/writer/voice of Stitch in the first one so i was surprised he was able to do the emotional scenes, but he nailed them. Yeah there were a few lame lines here and there, but i can forgive them considering the story itself is a solid one and the voice acting and animation were so well done. And there's this song, i'm not sure if it existed beforehand or was written exclusively for the movie but it is gorgeous.

Anyway, plot of the movie is, Stitch has been having nightmares about turning bad again, they terrify him since one of the dreams has him attacking Lilo physically. Lilo is trying desperately to win a hula contest because her mother (who was revealed in the first movie to have been killed along with Lilo's father in a car accident) won the contest when she was Lilo's age. But a glitch in Stitch's molecular structure causes him to lose control and go on wild destructive rampages at inopportune moments. They're completely beyond his control but he fears his worse nightmare is coming true, while Lilo just thinks he's wrecking things on purpose. This lead's to an argument. (An adorably hysterical argument since Lilo is 7 and emotionally Stitch is about the same, so it's a lot of "She's touching me!" "I'm not touching you!" and insults, "Fuzzball!" "Stupid head!" ) I don't want to spoil anything so i'll stop there, but it was very well done and had me in tears at some points. Poor Stitch, he was so sad. And he's pathetically adorable when he's sad.   
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« Reply #559 on: 08-30-2005 12:59 »

 
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Dakota Fanning can do no wrong.

Is that who they got to replace Daveigh Chase?  I guess her fifteen minutes are up then.   hmpf
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