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« Reply #680 on: 10-29-2005 00:08 »

 
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I forgot to mention that while the credits were rolling on the short "The Madagascar Penguins in 'A Christmas Caper'," I could have sworn I saw John Dimaggio's name in there, but now I can't find any evidence to prove it.

I made a point of checking the credits tonight, and the voice of Rico the Violent Penguin is provided by one John DiMaggio.
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« Reply #681 on: 10-29-2005 00:27 »

Yes!  Sweet, sweet validation twice in one day!
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« Reply #682 on: 10-29-2005 02:41 »

Juliet: the wedding scene is after the credits.

Everybody: Checked two films off of my must-see list tonight:

Reservoir Dogs

Tarantino at his most pure.  No flashy camera angles or effects, just a lot of bad men reduced to their emotional essences.  And a wonderful gun web.  And lots of blood.

Spoiler: Everybody dies.  Except Mr. Pink, of course.

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Harold and Kumar go to White Castle

Nothing I haven't seen before...well, except the Asian titties in the unrated version.  Saw everything coming a mile off, especially the Dude Where's My Car reference, but still a funny movie sequence of clichés.

"But I still continue to love all white people...and Asians...and a few Mexicans as well."

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« Reply #683 on: 10-29-2005 05:14 »

 
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Spoiler: Everybody dies.  Except Mr. Pink, of course.

Ahem, spoiler tags please. There's some undiscovered native tribes located deep within the Amazon who may not have seen it yet.

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« Reply #684 on: 10-30-2005 00:23 »
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Beetle Juice

Interesting concept of a movie. I liked all the actors and stuff in it that I knew. And I gotta say, younger Alec Baldwin, pretty hot  flirt. *Gives an ok sign*.

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« Reply #685 on: 10-30-2005 03:56 »
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Saw II

I liked the first one, but I kept saying to myself, "Boy, that was enjoyable, but it would have been 12% better if New Kids on The Block were in it. Well, this sequel has 20% of NKOTB, so that makes it....2.4% better than the original? That sounds about right.
Jigsaw's puzzles are pretty kewl in this one. The movie's kinda predictable, but that's okay. The ending works, except for maybe the "let's show the whole movie in flashbacks now!" part, which bugs me a bit. The first one had that too, no?
2 (severed) thumbs up. lolz. ...

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« Reply #686 on: 10-30-2005 20:41 »
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Reservoir Dogs

Tarantino at his most pure. No flashy camera angles or effects, just a lot of bad men reduced to their emotional essences. And a wonderful gun web. And lots of blood.

Spoiler: Everybody dies. Except Mr. Pink, of course.

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Is there some sort of conspiracy with this movie in the last week? I borrowed it out for rewatching pleasure last week, it turns up on TV two days ago, everybody's suddenly mentioning how great it is (which I knew first  mad ) and now you saw it.
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« Reply #687 on: 10-31-2005 03:11 »

So I just watched The Crow tonight, for the first time in a long time.  I remember skipping school to see this the day it came out.  It was actually better than I remembered in some ways.  It's interesting watching Alex Proyas' direction from so long ago, and seeing an obviously immature technique, derivative where it didn't have to be, and Hollywood edited, but still being able to see a master in total command of style and creating a visual esthetic no one else could approach.  It was exactly like listening to Hellhammer.

In fact, that's a telling analogy, because if this movie had come out two years earlier, the music would have been much better.  But by '94, grunge had broken and crashed already, and the movie played to some cobbled-together post-grunge scene that probably didn't really exist.  But the grunge kids weren't violent, and they did't relate to desperation and arson.

Whereas by 1992 Fantoft had already burnt down, and the violence, darkness, leather, melancholy, and corpse paint had a ready audience in the black metal kids who were already devouring the comic book.

At the time I was into the thrash scene and I had a J. O'Barr t-shirt that was the gothest thing I've ever owned, and I wore it to the movie on opening day.  I must have been 15, and probably owned about 5 other shirts, all with metal band logos on them.  I would have appreciated something on the soundtrack more befitting the film's overall esthetic than the Stone Temple Pilots.

And Brandon Lee should have been a star.  He moved just like his father.  That guy had potential.  Stupid family curses.

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« Reply #688 on: 11-12-2005 22:03 »
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They stopped showing Serenity in theatres here already? Fuckles!
Anywho, I didn't go to see it immediately because I was getting Firefly to watch that first, and now I missed in the in cinemas and had to make do with a medium quality download.

It still rocked the pants off me (my medium quality pants anyway), I will probably get the DVD!
I though it would have been cooler if that bounty hunter guy from the last ep of Firefly appeared (maybe as the assassin guy?) and there was some explaination as to how he escaped and why he was so weird (heh).
Anyway, cool enough, I am satisfied with my Firefly/Serenity intake, some sequels would be an awesome bonus.   smile

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« Reply #689 on: 11-13-2005 00:36 »

 
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Originally posted by canned eggs:

And Brandon Lee should have been a star.  He moved just like his father.  That guy had potential.  Stupid family curses.


The only movie of his I've seen is Rapid Fire.  Sure, it's a pretty basic Hollywood martial arts movie, but it's fun as hell to watch.  I haven't seen it in a long time.  I should pick it up on DVD before it goes out of print.

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« Reply #690 on: 11-13-2005 12:38 »
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Rapid Fire isn't that great, except for Al "Ka Bong" Leong, better known as "that guy."  Hollywood's version of Wang Lung Wei.

Brandon Lee made a movie in Hong Kong that actually rules.  Legacy of Rage.  It's cheapo shot-in-the-Philippines action exploitation, but it'll blow you away if you can handle the genre.
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« Reply #691 on: 11-13-2005 14:25 »

*Charlie and the Chocolate Factory*

A++++++++++
I LOVED IT!!!! I never thought Johnny Depp would ever do some thing like that, or even be able to do something like that! Never underestimate that man, he's great! It was halarious!   laff

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« Reply #692 on: 11-16-2005 12:36 »

Heres some movies i saw at the weekend
1. True romance very violent very cool B+
2. This is spinal tap. Didnt make me laugh at all. Very dull for a suposed classic brittish comedy.E
3. Almost famous. very touching and real A

SPOILER WARNING oh and by the way nerd o rama mr pink does die just turn up your background volume after he runs out and listen in.
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« Reply #693 on: 11-16-2005 13:53 »

I saw two movies yesterday:

Madagascar
It was funny and cute in some parts but I felt some of it didn't have to be in there. Like the little fuzzy things danceing.B-


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
I saw Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, I thought that was alot better. The ending to this new one was super lame. The only good parts in the movie were: The squirrels where cuter than the Geese in the 1971 movie and Some newer jokes. I think more people need to see the old movie. D+


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« Reply #694 on: 11-16-2005 19:30 »
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Jarhead

Meh. Kinda disappointing if you're expecting a super kewl war movie with much deathz. Seems to be more about the brotherhood and boredom of war and how not everyone is Rambo. Jake Gyllenhaal's ass is shown way too much, and that's bad. That kid from "American Gothic"(Or "Sling Blade" if you'd prefer.) is all growed up. I'm sure it'll grow on me if I see it a few more times with altered expectations, but for right now...
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« Reply #695 on: 11-18-2005 01:46 »
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire


A good movie, and a better adaptation than the third.  This time, they actually kept a few of the subplots intact.  They don't conclude any of them, but at least they show up.  Harry and Cho's mutual interest doesn't get played up quite as much as in the book, though the scenes they do have are so excruciatingly lame that that's likely a blessing.  Rita Skeeter gets shunted into the background - unfortunate for such a hilarious character, but expected - and Hagrid's little romance plot never comes to a head, really.

Two omission complaints:
No Quidditch World Cup.  It was apparently nixed to make a longer, more interesting Harry vs. the Hungarian Horntail scene.
No Dobby.

No "training" scenes, but these were pretty much filler anyway.
Also, I forget how it went in the book, but in the movie, it seems Harry completely forgets to inform anyone of the dead Barty Crouch Sr. in the woods.

As long as I'm complaining, the movie did have one or two improvements over the book: Cedric doesn't go out like quite as much of a complete punk, and...err...Dumbledore was bitchier?  No, that's a directing complaint.

Anyway, I'm tired.  Good movie, passable adaptation.

Oh, the award for Most Hilarious and Disturning Scene goes to Harry and Myrtle in the bath.

EDIT: One big thing was excised so completely that I didn't even realize it until now: Fred and George's Joke Shop.  Ludo Bagman ceased to exist entirely, as did their experimental candies and Harry's sizeable loan to them.  This doesn't really matter, as it was just the setup for some bigger events, and they've gotten away without that before - no introduction of Cedric or Cho in PoA, for example.  Just thought I'd mention it.
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« Reply #696 on: 11-18-2005 01:57 »
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*Charlie and the Chocolate Factory*

I never thought Johnny Depp would ever do some thing like that...

You evidently don't know much about Johnny Depp.

 
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Beetle Juice

Interesting concept of a movie. I liked all the actors and stuff in it that I knew. And I gotta say, younger Alec Baldwin, pretty hot    flirt. *Gives an ok sign*.

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See if you can track down the cartoon series. It's only losely based on the movie(The husband and wife from the movie are no where to be seen), but still quite a bit more entertaining than most Saturday morning cartoons.

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« Reply #697 on: 11-18-2005 02:37 »

Newhook_1 Goes to Seaworld

An incredible experience of love, fear, honour, passion. The relationship between Newhook and the sperm whale was one of the most realistic portrayals of human/sea-creature relations ever to be witnessed in a movie. My only complaint is that the climax was highly lacking, and the turtle's lines were completely under-written.

B+

Oh, and I loved Scarecrow's cameo.  smile
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« Reply #698 on: 11-18-2005 06:22 »

The turtle had many more lines orignially, but I had them cut. Sure he's good, but he's only DVD extra good yet.
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« Reply #699 on: 11-18-2005 06:37 »

Beamer and Newhook Annoy PEEL
They did it so well... but I still hate them.

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« Reply #700 on: 11-18-2005 06:49 »

I didn't think it was that bad:

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As soon as I walked out of the theatre, I ran straight to the bathroom, as I had a large coke in the cinema. However, after 30 minutes of steady flow, I was finally able to think about the movie. Amazing character development and an extremely touching ending. I don't think anybody could be so heartless as to not water up a bit at it. As for the characters, I thought they were really shallow at the start, but I think that was the intention of the director. Through the movie they really started to show their true feelings, especially Newhook. I wasn't impressed with his last movie (Newhook_1 Goes to Seaworld... I thought the sperm whale stole the show), but in this movie Newhook proved what many people had been saying - this man can emote.

However, not enough nudity for my liking.
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« Reply #701 on: 11-18-2005 08:17 »

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Well it was certainly enjoable enough and the kids acting has improved, which is certainly a good thing.

I was disappointed that Bagman was not in the film. Although depending on how you look at it the lack of Dobby and Winky was probably a good thing. It also seemed like they were trying to play up the Nevile character (I don't remember him being good at dancing in the book).

They also have seemed to add more humour into this one, which I would assume was there to counter balence the darker end of the movie. The sceen with Mertyl and Harry was disturbingly funny.

Well since it is a movie they extened the action sequences quite abit. The dragon sceen actually went on for quite a while and they changed the nature of the maze.

The adult actors were also good thorughout but I did think some bits were odd mainly Dumbledors aggression. Alan Rickman was good as always as Snape.


All in all I enjoyed the film and look for ward to the next.

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« Reply #702 on: 11-18-2005 09:09 »

Wu_konguk! How dare you review an actual movie!
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« Reply #703 on: 11-18-2005 14:22 »

Oh I want to see it
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« Reply #704 on: 11-18-2005 19:29 »

 
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   See if you can track down the cartoon series. It's only losely based on the movie(The husband and wife from the movie are no where to be seen), but still quite a bit more entertaining than most Saturday morning cartoons.


You know I actually remember the cartoon series. I'd watch it on Cartoon Network every now and then. But yeah Gena Davis and Alec Baldwin's characters were no where. I would be sad but I can hardly remember the show. I was like 5 or 6...

younger Alec Baldwin is still hot


Best Fucking Friends Forever?
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« Reply #705 on: 11-19-2005 04:30 »

Walk the Line
I won tickets to an advanced screening of this movie off indie 103.1; great music station. The movie was really good, I highly suggest everyone go watch it. Witherspoon has always been kind of a ditzy actress that doesn't get any 'good roles' - but after this, I see her career taking a turn for the better, even though it wasn't that bad to begin with, just all chick-flicky.

Pheonix did an amazing job portraying Johnny, too. My only gripe is even though it was indeed a long film, I would have liked another half hour or full hour to go further into his life. ::POSSIBLE SPOILER:::
The movie cuts off when he's about 35 years old.

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« Reply #706 on: 11-19-2005 08:41 »

Fargo
A film thats been on my to see list i finally saw few days ago. The film is all about a unlucky car salesman who hires crooks to kidnapp his wife and get his wealthy father in law to pay the ransom but it all goes wrong when a female cop starts to investigate. Overall i really enjoyed this movie it was mostly a drama but had some subtle comedy that was funny without having any deliberate jokes or really trying to be funny. But it still made me laugh out loud. Special mention goes to the regularly great steve buscemi and william h macy who both had great performances. After my first coen brothers film its safe to say this wont be my last. A-

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« Reply #707 on: 11-19-2005 10:11 »

Aparrently (I dont know this for sure one of my mates told me) they just put that Fargo was based on a true story to boost viewing stats? is this right?
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« Reply #708 on: 11-19-2005 11:12 »

Yeah they say that in the audio commentery track that they did it for a 'joke' .
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« Reply #709 on: 11-19-2005 11:40 »

Try Big Lebowski next, it's awesome.
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« Reply #710 on: 11-19-2005 12:04 »

i think ive heard of that one. Thanks duuuuude (thats a lebowski reference right?)
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« Reply #711 on: 11-19-2005 12:11 »
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Harry Potter GoF

I didn't like it : ( It was too short. What. It needed at least two more hours. At least.

Who wants to win Eternal Glory? 1000 Galleons is much better. They didn't even mention any money involved (unless I was drifting away from a moment there) No Bagman, very very very disappointed... no twins planning on a joke shop... the beginning... I mean, everything was just rushed. Suddenly they were at the Quidditch cup and then two minutes later they are at Hogwarts and then they add parts like ... dancing lessons !? Fleur and Krum hardly talked... and the Pensieve scene, didn't like that at all, what about Bella? Barty jr. pleading to his father not to be sent to Azkaban instead of being totally insane.

I liked Voldy and Cho, and Cedric did a very good job being pretty. And there were some funny scenes, like the bathroom one. Myrtle is great.

Wonder how they'll do the next movie.

I don't think I should grade this, because I coudln't watch it as a movie, I compare it to the book. So. Read the books! Then laugh at the people who only watch the movies.
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« Reply #712 on: 11-19-2005 21:26 »

I agree with wu_kong and nerd-o-rama. The movie (HPatGoF) was really good, especially compared to the third. There was room for improvements, and I loved how Ron said " bloody Hell" six times to make up for the lack in the third movie. I think the Quidditch scenes and stadium could have been done different.. Honestly never thought of a stadium to look like that, my opinion. The bath scene disturbingly funny, I agree. The fire alarm ironically went off in the maze scene after they had been in it a while, and we all thought it was special effects... Made the movie better too..The beginnig seemed a bit strange, almost totally different from the book's..
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« Reply #713 on: 11-19-2005 22:38 »
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It needed at least two more hours. At least.

At a projectionist, let me just go on record as saying: I hate you.

Things in Harry Potter and the Big Burning Cup (American title) that made me laugh out loud (based on 3-ish viewings on the projectionist's viewing schedule):

1. Snape smacking Haryy, Ron, and Hermione around in study hall or whatever that was.
2. Flitwick crowd-surfing.
3. Hagrid feeling up Madame Maxime.

Other thoughts (spoilers ahoy!):

  • More Fred and George than the first three combined = good.
  • Veela?  What's a veela?
  • Apparently *somebody* doesn't think Hagrid's matrilineage is important.
  • No house elves? Hot damn!
  • Gary Oldman: shafted!
  • Maybe Voldemort should have had Wormtail cut off his nose for the revival?
  • Reduced role for Rita Skeetworth?  Fine by me.
  • The maze was a hell of a lot creepier without sphinxes with crappy riddles, thank you very much.
  • I was disappointed that they left out the part where Harry flips out at Ron and hits him in the forehead with a button.  I liked that part in the book.
  • Despite the very disjointed sequence in which I've seen it, it seems to have very good flow and smooth transistions.

All in all, it's the best of the 4 so far.  Admittedly, Big Burning Cup is my favorite book, but that's not the point.
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« Reply #714 on: 11-19-2005 23:00 »

I know so many people are upset that parts weren't in the movie. But if you realize it, the book is fucking long! And it's Hollywood of course it's not gonna be exactly like the book. You should be happy that you got to see a movie with such a long great epic.
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« Reply #715 on: 11-20-2005 16:16 »

Saw it again today. In America (at least every Harry Potter book I've seen) has been  called by what it was entitled by J.K. Rowling, including Goblet of Fire and the movie..
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« Reply #716 on: 11-20-2005 18:08 »

Except the first book and film which for some bizzar reason where changed from the orginal "Philosophers Stone" to "The Sorcerers stone", I'm not sure JK Rowling instigated that change.
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« Reply #717 on: 11-20-2005 18:51 »
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i am still waiting for someone to tell me why every single person is crazy about Harry Potter...

now i barely read the books (i read a few pages of the first one and got bored real fast) so maybe i'm just too ignorant to get it.

oh, saw batman begins last night. not so bad.
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« Reply #718 on: 11-20-2005 19:56 »

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Saw it this morning. I liked it. I don't know why everyone is complaining how it wasn't like the book. I did think that it was somewhat choppy and Voldemort's face was more terrifying to read about then to see but none the less I enjoyed it. I would have asked for Dobby but I understand that they had to cut things and the whole Hermionie's helping house elves in the book I hated. I like Dobby but that part just made me hate her. I was surprised at how little a part Snape had. He mainly stood there without a word. And I agree with Nix, the maze was creepy anyway without any extra details. Rita Skeeter I found just a twit, not a bitch like in the book. But that's good. Fred and George were very funny I liked them a lot. Harry covered in blood, oh yeah. I've realized the one thing that turns me on with anyone, being smoothered in blood with cuts and bruises. That's weird I know but it is. Camera angles and shots were beautiful. I thought it was good, screw the nay sayers.

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« Reply #719 on: 11-20-2005 21:44 »

Alls I knows is that one of the actresses in Goblet of Fire (the French one, go figure) got her norks out in some other film.

So I'm going to watch that one instead.
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