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Zogonif

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« Reply #120 on: 02-26-2006 05:39 »

 
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Originally posted by M0le:
Interesting note: This was one of the earlier films featuring the laughing deer head in a starring role. Watch for him in later films 'Pearl Harbour' and 'Forrest Gump'.

Are you sure its the exact same one or are you just making up stuff

Gocad

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« Reply #121 on: 02-26-2006 12:55 »
« Last Edit on: 02-26-2006 12:55 »

Yeah, I remember it. I think he flew one of the Japanese bombers. Must have missed his appearance in Forrest Gump though...    frown

Anyway, I finally managed to see Anchorman

First of all, I never ever want to see a close-up shot of Will Ferrell's teeth again...   roll eyes

Aside from that it was really hilarious.

Steve Carrell as retarded weatherman was great.    laff

Grade: A- 
M0le

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« Reply #122 on: 02-27-2006 02:21 »

 
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Yeah, I remember it. I think he flew one of the Japanese bombers.
He was the love interest!  mad
Gocad

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« Reply #123 on: 02-27-2006 02:37 »

There was another deer in this movie?

Ah well, I skipped certain parts of it for a good reason.  tongue
Ribbons

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« Reply #124 on: 02-28-2006 05:57 »

I finally got around to see Mysterious Skin. ...  frown

I can't write reviews without sounding like Megan Spencer's shoe-horn, so I'll just say this; CONFRONTING. Argh! I thought I was numb from all emotions in films, but this hit a curve ball, and slammed right into my groin.

Recommended, though. B+
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« Reply #125 on: 02-28-2006 21:49 »

saw Lord of war last weekend
it was one of the bes movies i have seen this year. the plot is something new, that i havent seen a million times already. the acting is great (nicholas cage!) and the directing is even better
A

i also finally saw saw
an unexpected ending, great plot, and has u hanging on the edge of ur seat the whole time, to see whats gonna happen, or how its gonna happen
i now see what all the hype was about the movie
i give it an A
psycho amy

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« Reply #126 on: 03-01-2006 01:30 »

this movie is a little old but has anyone seen shaolin soccer? its from the same guy who did /made kung fu hustle
canned eggs

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« Reply #127 on: 03-06-2006 00:23 »

I just watched Vanishing Point again, and it's amazing how good this movie is.  Possibly the greatest stunt driving ever from Cary Loftin, super psychedelic Barbarella quality dialogue from Cleavon Little, and Gilda Texter riding around the desert naked on a Honda 350 motorcycle.  And the 1970 Challenger R/T. 

And why can't Michael Bay watch movies like this and realize that you can make the action in an action movie more effective if you use shots longer than fie seconds?  I mean, there's Kurosawa-like shots in this film, where the car is tearing up the road, and suddenly there's a shot of Super Soul looking at the desert sunset for twenty seconds or so, in complete silence.  And the car looks plenty fast in the long helicopter shots; there's no need for jump cuts to crazy angles.  And when there's a shot of Kowalski shifting, you better believe he's actually shifting.  you can hear Cary Loftin barking the tires powershifting. 

God I love this movie.
canned eggs

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« Reply #128 on: 03-12-2006 11:31 »

 
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Originally posted by ~FazeShift~:
Tony Jaa.

He's ugly apparently, my Thai chick said so.

I have to finish watching Tom Yum Goong, it's got elephants and more random-Thai-dude pwnage.

You know, I have Tom Yum Goong on DVD, but I've neglected to review it.

The plot is immensely retarded.  I think.  I've seen the movie a couple times, and I don't really know what the plot is.  All I know is, don't ever kidnap Tony Jaa's elephants.  You'll regret it.  Every time there's a scene with actual dialogue that looks like it's about to advance the plot, or explain what the hell evil gangsters in Australia want with two elephants, Tony Jaa just shows up, interrupts the proceedings by shouting "Where are my elephants?" and then kicks everyone who ever appears on camera.

The action is not quite as ubiquitous or frenetic as in Ong Bak; this one plays like an attempted movie rather than a stuntman's promo reel, but you'll know you're in good hands from the first quarter-second of the first fight in the film, when Tony Jaa flies onscreen at a hundred miles an hour from some impossible distance and knees a guy across the room.

There is also a fight that is filmed in one steadicam shot over about ten minutes, where Tony Jaa fights his way up about eight floors of the gangsters' hideout to the restaurant at the top to confront Vietnamese Johnny.  No cuts, about a hundred dudes involved, and a guy gets thrown off a fourth floor balcony.  The scene alone is worth watching the movie for.

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CrapBag

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« Reply #129 on: 03-12-2006 15:07 »

Just saw Young Guns staring kiefer sutherland, charlie sheen and emilio estives (spelled wrong). it was really quite good. its a western and the plot is completly original
i give it an A

just rented Walk the Line. im gonna watch it later.
stay tuned for review
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« Reply #130 on: 03-12-2006 16:58 »

I saw Running Scared last week and I was pleasantly surprised.  Paul Walker is a member of some mob and has to recover a gun that was used to kill cops after his neighbor's son takes it.  It's hard to explain but it is not just a standard action movie and was very good. 8/10

I also saw The Hills Have Eyes and again I was not disappointed.  Compared to most of the horror movies and remakes that are getting pumped out faster than you can say "STOP!", this movie deserves its own award.  It's a horror/suspense movie that doesn't rely on cheap scares and doesn't hold back on plenty of violence and gore.  wink If you have a weak stomach I wouldn't recommend it due to a couple of very  intense and somewhat disturbing scenes, but it is well worth it for any fan of good suspense.  8/10
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« Reply #131 on: 03-12-2006 19:22 »

i saw Cold Mountain this weekend.. excellente.  And I only take the time to post about movies on here that i really like, so that must say something, right?
Venus

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« Reply #132 on: 03-24-2006 15:07 »

Ice Age 2

I got to go to a press screening. It kicked ass. Just as awesome as the first one and some of the animation was so impressive i almost achieved orgasm.
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« Reply #133 on: 03-24-2006 15:16 »

I finally saw "A Space Odyssey 2001".

I need to sit down and blink VERY hard.
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« Reply #134 on: 03-24-2006 17:20 »

V for Vendetta

Having not read the graphic novel it's based on, my only real expectations were set by the advertising, so the movie turned out to be a little different than I tought it might -- in a good way. It's a great deal more thoughtful than I'd figured it to be, although with Alan Moore writing the source material that's not a complete surprise.

Given the 1984-esque dystopian setting, some of the ideas the film contemplates are handled pretty heavy-handedly, but I think that's appropriate in a film about an omnipresent oppresive government. I think my favorite thing about the plot is how relevant it seems, even though it was written in the early 80's (though not having read it, I don't know how much it may or may not be altered to parallel the here and now).

Lots of energetic imagery in the movie -- I don't want to ruin things much for anyone, so I'll just stick to the action scenes. The one big knife fight scene they show clips of in the previews is, I think, very well done -- better realized than pretty much anything from the second two Matrix movies (and though I know the Wachowskis were primarily screenwriters this time around, they were producers too, so who knows how much influence they had on the action bits). Excellent use of slow motion and slight SFX to let us see V's complete self-control and finesse.

So basically, Hugo Weaving does a great job considering he wears a mask the whole film, Natalie Portman is solid, and the supporting cast all flesh out the world of a totalitarian Britain well (I especially liked the Prothero character -- the "voice of London" -- in his TV bits. Chillingly partisan and FOX News-esque).

Anyway, I give it a B+.
CrapBag

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« Reply #135 on: 03-25-2006 00:11 »
« Last Edit on: 03-25-2006 00:11 »

V for Vandetta

Alright
i see what all the hype was about
great plot, the main character (V) is agent smith from the matrix, the only 2 bad things were
1. u didnt see his face the whole time
2. the striking resemblence to the nazis take on germany

i give it A-

Walk the Line
great movie
the only thing i didnt like was that it focused way to much on his pill addiction
i hoped it would be more about the music
B+

how could i forget Once Upon A time In America
i rented it last weekend, and it is one of the best movies i have ever seen
robert deniro is outstanding, along with James woods
its roughly 3 and a half hours long, but its worth it
A+
audioslave38

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« Reply #136 on: 03-27-2006 00:49 »

Inside Man
A big surprise for me this weekend.  Saw it in a nearly sold-out theater Saturday night and enjoyed it very very much.  It's a somewhat bank heist movie directed by Spike Lee and starring Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, and Jodie Foster.  The acting (especially from Owen) is great and the plot is creative and unpredictable at times.
I'm an IMDB junkie so I rate my movies with numbers, not letters.
9/10
Spacedal11

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« Reply #137 on: 03-27-2006 12:20 »

When a Stranger Calls

I know this movie really isn't in theaters anymore but me and my friend went to see it in a theater that was showing it. Had really good potential, but lagged on. The last part in the ending would have been so awesome if the movie wasn't such a snooze-fest. Not too bad with the jumping part though.

C+

Not all of Finding Nemo

Definately would rather watch this then the Incredibles again. It seemed kind of rushed though to me. I don't know what I was expecting to happen to make it stay paced but I don't know seemed like we were at this point then got to another point really quickly. We didn't finish it though. The final grade will come if I ever see it again.

However for the part I did watch, B-
CrapBag

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« Reply #138 on: 03-27-2006 17:59 »

 
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Originally posted by Gocad:
Steve Carrell as retarded weatherman was great.

as if steve carrell as anything else isn't great?

Batman Begins
well I (being a HUGE batman fan) am gonna say that this is probalby the second worst batman yet
if you have seen the first or second, you know what a great job micheal Keaten does as bruce wayne.
im not saying christian bale isnt a good actor,
but the whole concept of it is gay
a batman prequel?
no. i dont like that
but was not as bad as the 4th one
so i give it a D+
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« Reply #139 on: 03-27-2006 18:12 »

You're banned.
newhook_1

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« Reply #140 on: 03-27-2006 19:33 »
« Last Edit on: 03-27-2006 19:33 »

   
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Batman Begins
well I (being a HUGE batman fan) am gonna say that this is probalby the second worst batman yet
if you have seen the first or second, you know what a great job micheal Keaten does as bruce wayne.
im not saying christian bale isnt a good actor,
but the whole concept of it is gay
a batman prequel?
no. i dont like that
but was not as bad as the 4th one
so i give it a D+

It's not a prequel. It's a reset button; It's not a part of the old movie series. Think of how Marvel created the Ultimate universe. The Ultimate comics featured the same characters and general storyline, but were set in a different universe. That's sort of what they're doing with Batman Begins.
Zogonif

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« Reply #141 on: 03-28-2006 04:03 »
« Last Edit on: 03-28-2006 04:03 »

 
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Originally posted by CrapBag:
V for Vandetta
1. u didnt see his face the whole time

Thats how it was ment to be if you've ever check up on the Graphic novel

 
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2. the striking resemblence to the nazis take on germany

And whats wrong with that.  Apart from the fact we know nazi's are bad
Gocad

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« Reply #142 on: 03-28-2006 12:39 »
« Last Edit on: 03-28-2006 12:39 »

V for Vendetta
Good one, Weaving rocks, especially when you consider that he was basically a last minute replacement.

But what's the hype about Natalie Portman?
All she does is getting her hair shaven...   

Anyway
A-

Inside Man

Also very good, good lead (Denzel Washington & Clive Owen) and supporting actors (Jodie Foster and Willem Dafoe), worth every minute.

Btw, there really is an inside man in this story, but you won't be able to figure it out who it is until the end.


I'm feeling generous and give this one an
A
Spacedal11

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« Reply #143 on: 03-28-2006 22:59 »

Oh I forgot,

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

"So long, so long, so long! And thanks for all the fish!

That's all I have to say.

B
CrapBag

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« Reply #144 on: 03-30-2006 19:21 »

 
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Originally posted by newhook_1:
   It's not a prequel. It's a reset button; It's not a part of the old movie series. Think of how Marvel created the Ultimate universe. The Ultimate comics featured the same characters and general storyline, but were set in a different universe. That's sort of what they're doing with Batman Begins.

so your saying that they took everything we thought we knew about batman, and replacing it with a gay storyline?
if its a restart button, as you claim, then why does the joker come into the story at the end?
retart button?
more like a fuck-up
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« Reply #145 on: 03-30-2006 20:09 »

Crapbag you  say you are a huge Batman fan, does that mean a huge fan of the comics or the films?

For this film is loosely based on Batman Year one by Frank Miller (of Sin City fame), in which the exact same sceen of Gordon handing over the Joker card is seen  after Batmans debut.

Personally I think this film did a better job at fleshing out the Batman character than the others and watchign the first one just recently (and I do still like Burtons works) it has aged badly.

Basically the Joker was not instrumental in creation of the Batman persona (in fact perhaps even a bi-product of it) so it is more likely he will be in the second film of this series.
CrapBag

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« Reply #146 on: 03-30-2006 21:17 »

when i say huge fan, i mean mostly of the films and the shows
in my opinion (so it doesnt really matter), i expect the movies to be more "cartoony" then this one was
but the absolute worst part was the bad guy
a fucking scarecrow who has to spray gas for people to feel scared? thats beyond gay
the first 2 (ill admit the 3rd and 4th sucked) had these insanly cool villans, that everyone remembers from the comics. nobody fucking knows who the scarecrow is

they better not make another batman with the joker in it. he cant beat Jack Nicholson
Donald

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« Reply #147 on: 03-31-2006 21:30 »

DodgeBall a true under dog story    B  its ending could be better     Dawn of the Dead 2004 This is more action than horror and no one says zombie this movie is so awsome exept ending B+   Shaun of the Dead  this is cool i like how it doesnt make fun of the zombie movies but is still funny A             
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #148 on: 04-02-2006 19:36 »

Slither

This movie isn't even near Shawn of the Dead. This movie was way more gross than funny. I think the grossest part of the movie is when the lady explodes with worms inside her and also when the guy gets cut in two.


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« Reply #149 on: 04-05-2006 12:43 »
« Last Edit on: 04-05-2006 12:43 »

I am a new Trekkie, FINALLY saw Insurrection. Loved Data's arc, and the Gilbert and Sullivan.

Rating: B+

Star Trek VI Review:

Great movie, would have been better if Saavik was the traitor as planned, though.
Rating: A-
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« Reply #150 on: 04-05-2006 18:58 »

My goodness Seven Samurai is long!

Started off a bit dull but it gets awesomer, and I'm only about half way through.
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« Reply #151 on: 04-05-2006 19:40 »

V for Vendetta

I seem to be a minority, but I didn't care for it. I thought the backdrop itself was just alright, not the brilliant spectacle it's made out to be, though the action was alright, and V's a pretty good hero, and it all might have equaled something close to a good movie, if it hadn't been for that fucking dialogue that tries so hard to sound philosophical and intelligent by being vague and evasive. The Wachowski brothers clearly have double digit IQs, and should never, ever write another script again.

D+
Zogonif

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« Reply #152 on: 04-06-2006 03:29 »

 
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Originally posted by Blackadder11:
V for Vendetta
if it hadn't been for that fucking dialogue that tries so hard to sound philosophical and intelligent by being vague and evasive. The Wachowski brothers clearly have double digit IQs, and should never, ever write another script again.

Sounds like someone does'nt like to think about stuff

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« Reply #153 on: 04-06-2006 10:36 »

*Breaks down, weeping buckets*
chay´s head

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« Reply #154 on: 04-06-2006 10:55 »

Damn straight!!! Stupid Weeping buckets. Break em down SJM!!!
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« Reply #155 on: 04-06-2006 15:56 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
Ice Age 2

I got to go to a press screening. It kicked ass. Just as awesome as the first one and some of the animation was so impressive i almost achieved orgasm.
Hott...  red face

I mean eh, yeah, it was great, and although the one I watched wasn't cinema quality (cough), it looked pretty good too.

Best line was Sids: "I just did something involuntary..."  laff

And the ending was great too.
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« Reply #156 on: 04-08-2006 01:18 »

I saw Lucky Number Slevin.  It was very good and I would highly recommend it.  Josh Hartnett stars in a case of mistaken identity that lands him in the middle of a gang war between Morgan Freeman and Ben Kingsley.
It's a smart movie where you have to pay close attention, but the acting is very good (especially from Hartnett and Kingsley) and the plot keeps you interested.  Bruce Willis and Lucy Liu also star.
I can't quite get myself to give it a 10/10, so... 9.5/10
Zogonif

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« Reply #157 on: 04-09-2006 07:26 »
« Last Edit on: 04-09-2006 07:26 »

 
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Originally posted by CrapBag:
when i say huge fan, i mean mostly of the films and the shows
in my opinion (so it doesnt really matter), i expect the movies to be more "cartoony" then this one was

Thats because Batman Begins was aiming for the darker side of batman more then the campy crap

 
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Originally posted by CrapBag: nobody fucking knows who the scarecrow is

I Do.  So that blows your theory out of the window
CrapBag

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« Reply #158 on: 04-09-2006 10:49 »

Flatliners
i only saw it because keifer sutherland is in it, and he does a great job
its about these med school studants who kill themselves for a period of time, and have visions while their dead, which come back to haunt them
not the best movie i ever saw, but very good
B
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« Reply #159 on: 04-11-2006 18:26 »

 
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Originally posted by audioslave38:
I saw Lucky Number Slevin.  It was very good and I would highly recommend it.  Josh Hartnett stars in a case of mistaken identity that lands him in the middle of a gang war between Morgan Freeman and Ben Kingsley.
It's a smart movie where you have to pay close attention, but the acting is very good (especially from Hartnett and Kingsley) and the plot keeps you interested.  Bruce Willis and Lucy Liu also star.
I can't quite get myself to give it a 10/10, so... 9.5/10
Agreed.
Reminds me of Guy Ritchies good films, Leon and Payback. And it has a little bit of Usual Suspects mixed in for good measure.  tongue
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