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« Reply #200 on: 04-30-2006 21:39 »

Agreed on Inside Man, nice enough bank robbery yarn.

Heh, PSP video game commentary!  tongue
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« Reply #201 on: 04-30-2006 23:04 »

 
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No can do, it's deleted, getting my HD real estate is like trying to buy a tiny flat in inner city Dublin these days....
it will cost you the souls of you and your family for an aeon of millennia. Goooooogle iiiit.

Tried, came up with nothing. But i ended up renting it and watching it for the third time and found it in the credits. Thank though!

"Shatter" - Feeder.

Good song.
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« Reply #202 on: 05-01-2006 16:19 »

The Weatherman
suprised at how good it was
classified as a drama, but I laughed a lot
Nicholas Cage is brilliant
B+
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« Reply #203 on: 05-01-2006 18:04 »

 
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Originally posted by TriggerHappyJim:
I finally saw "A Space Odyssey 2001".

I need to sit down and blink VERY hard.

You mean 2001: A Space Oddyssey.

2001: A Space Oddyssey

Great Movie, slow at times, but classic. It was disturbing for me to seew H.A.L
Take life support out. And the end was a trip. Starchild is a strange concept. I now dodge giant black towers.
Also, if anyone somehow hasn't seen this movie yet, watch it, and you'll get so many more Futurama jokes.
A+

Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Awsome! Robots, the future, needless violence, and John Connor stealing pin numbers. I can't believe I hadn't previously seen this. And the end was perfect! There shouldn't have been a T3.
Go to hell, anyone who liked that movie!
A+

Aliens
This was pretty action packed. Also, it has some really great lines. But seeing ChestBursters made it even better.
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« Reply #204 on: 05-04-2006 10:04 »

 
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Originally posted by ~FazeShift~:
I just saw the prologue bit on some DVD review show and it looked interesting, and it was, but it seemed a bit all over the place, I got the basic plot but some of the scenes were messy.
Also, I know it's been out for ages, but I still haven't seen every film ever made, so I'm still catching up on some stuff.

I also saw Constantine too, and that was about the same, nice CGI, interesting concept/adaption, but it didn't satisfy my movie monster, that I call "Eduardo"!   big grin

I watched Night Watch last night, I enjoyed it, and I knew it was going to get all complicated, as it's the first part of a trilogy - these things normally do.  Needless to say, its randomness is among its best parts.

Would look forward to the next film.
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« Reply #205 on: 05-04-2006 19:40 »

What, Show is the only other one who saw Akeelah and the Bee?

It was a great movie- very strange pacing at the beginning which made me think it might not be so great, but after the first ten minutes or so it all evens out. The acting was great all around, especially the kids, the story was refreshing with lots of possible cliche endings that they could've used, but didn't. The ending was a bit predictable, but enjoyable all the same. What surprised me is how clever it was- there were a lot of pretty hilarious moments.

"Yeah, spelling bees are serious shit!"

A+
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« Reply #206 on: 05-04-2006 20:11 »

narnia
actually its not as bad as I expected
i was baby sitting and the little 'uns were watching it
pretty cool battle scene at the end
I never read the book, cause, well... I dont read books
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« Reply #207 on: 05-04-2006 20:15 »

...

...nah, too easy.
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« Reply #208 on: 05-06-2006 01:17 »

 
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narnia
actually its not as bad as I expected
i was baby sitting and the little 'uns were watching it
pretty cool battle scene at the end
I never read the book, cause, well... I dont read books
B

You know, you seem like you could pass yourself off as a reasonably smart guy if you'd just try a little. It'd be good for you. Go on. Pick up a book. In fact, books are usually a lot more graphic and obscene when compared to films, which makes them a lot more fun.

Anyway...

A History of Violence: I'm not entirely sure whwther or not I reviewed this yet or not, but whatever. An all around entertaining film, lots of bloodshed, Aragorn actually gets to kick a lot more ass than he ever did in any of the LOTR movies, simply because killing a few gangsters who mean business is way cooler than killing millions of orcs who are all such incredible pussies that not one of them can even get a hack in when he's fighting about 1000 at a time. A bit stereotypical of small town America and family at times, but it can be forgiven.

A solid B+.

"Why, if it isn't my old arch nemesis, Satan!"
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« Reply #209 on: 05-06-2006 07:28 »

Master of Disguise
Why did I take so long to see this? A HEARTWARMING coming of age tale of overcoming differences and learning to love yourself and your family. And stinkyness.

Final word: "Who's your daddy?"

A++++++
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« Reply #210 on: 05-06-2006 19:22 »

 
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Originally posted by Blackadder11:
 You know, you seem like you could pass yourself off as a reasonably smart guy if you'd just try a little. It'd be good for you. Go on. Pick up a book. In fact, books are usually a lot more graphic and obscene when compared to films, which makes them a lot more fun.

well i did read the Tony Hawk autobiography, twice! honestly that and the outsiders are maybe the only books that I have ever read all the way through
when you're put into special education, not many people expect you to read

The Doors
whoa, weird movie
they go out to the desert and get stoned.
they get stoned at a night club,
hell where dont they get stoned in this movie?
I have a feeling that Oliver Stone did not have all his facts straight
Val Kilmer does a great Jim Morrison.
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« Reply #211 on: 05-06-2006 20:40 »

Children of the Living Dead

Good lord, this movie sucked. It was jumpy, the plot made no sence, the acting was poor... Pretty good makeup, though.

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« Reply #212 on: 05-06-2006 21:03 »

I want a crack at Narnia Because I've read the book.

Boring tripe. The script was written by mathematician, the CG was touch and go and the battle was a letdown. It didn't have anything on any of the LOTR films and was nowhere as atmospheric. The only good things? Its large budget made it look shiny and the centaurs. I like centaurs.

I would have fallen asleep, but my seven year old cousin doesn't know when to stop asking questions.

My advice is don't see it, and dig out the dramatised BBC radio version. Heck, you could even read the book. Just avoid everything to do with the new film. By 2010, no one will remember it.

E+
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« Reply #213 on: 05-07-2006 08:48 »

Hoodwinked
This movie needs no summary.
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« Reply #214 on: 05-08-2006 17:34 »

  Sorry for being lame, but I can't remember how to get bold font on these forums, nor where to find out. It is related: I would obviously like to review a film recently seen. Any chance of a helping hand?
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« Reply #215 on: 05-08-2006 17:41 »

To use bold font, all you have to do is type your text between brackets, like this:

This text would be bold if I didn't have a space in the end bracket.[ /b]
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« Reply #216 on: 05-13-2006 12:35 »
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The Art of War

Well, I never saw while it was played in the theaters, and actually I only bought the DVD because it was at a really low price.

Didn't expect much from it, the plot wasn't really something that made much sense (UN uses covert operation team to basically backmail countries to sign certain treaties.), but who expect that from a movie with Wesley Snipes.  tongue
Still some nice action sequences, so it's some okay entertainment if you have nothing to do for some 90 minutes.

Score: B- (Because I'm a nice person)
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« Reply #217 on: 05-19-2006 13:44 »

V is for Vendetta

Well this is a triky thing to review as I do wonder if I would of liked the film more if I had not read the graphic novel first. I did like the film but it was so much less than it could have been.

I realise that somethings had to be changed for adaption to film and accept them (changing The Voice of London to the tv presenter rather than a radio presenter). What I did dislike was the changes to make what was abigious in the graphic novel clear (while there are alot of hints to who V was it was never really resolved which is part of the appeal of the character).

As for the acting. I thing Weaving was good as V and it was certainly one of Natalie Portman's strong performances I have seen (granted the only other film that I liked her acting in was when she was alot younger). I also enjoyed John Hurt's preformance and Stephen Fry was fun to watch.

Now while there were little niggles I had through out the film (ie cutting out alot of the characters of the novel and removing alot of the undertones that went with them) what I disliked most was the ending. The way it was done gutted it's reason for me and just seemed overly trite.

Still it could have pissed on the orginal material more so i am grateful for that.

B good but should have been better.
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« Reply #218 on: 05-20-2006 23:35 »

It's a Stephen King-a-palooza.

Carrie

It was good. I liked the ending a lot though I've heard lots of people complain about that last last scene. I'll be honest for a long time I thought that John Travolta was Tommy Ross. Wrong. A guy named William Katt played him...he looked SO much like David Spade. I do love the book so much though.

Movie: A- Book: A+

Pet Semetary

Read the book down to the last page on end. It was good. The movie...poopy-crappy town. I mean I screamed like a little girl and wouldn't watch the little kid kill Jud Crandall or gut his mother's eye out but tht was the only interesting thing. And damn my mom for creeping in here trying to scare me...it always works. However the characters all stunk. My favorite character was Victor Pascow the guy who gets hit by the car in the beginning of the movie and has his brains hanging out. It missed a lot of aspects from the book that I didn't like. All the characters were bad. I didn't really care what happened. And the guy who played Louis Creed overarticulated and dramatized every damn thing. He sucked.

Movie: C+/B- Book: A (Carrie is my favorite King book.)
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« Reply #219 on: 05-21-2006 00:20 »

Springtime for Hitler: The MovieThe Producers

The movie about a play based on a play about a play based on a movie about a play was great. I liked how some of the Broadway cast(including Broderick and Lane) did the movie. My favourite part has to be Springtime for Hitler. Seriously, just look at the name of that part of the movie. "Springtime"..."for Hitler"... Brilliant!

In short, great movie. I wish the play version wasn't rated "R" on a scale of "G, PG, and R" by MTI. I'd like to do the show, but the show is quite to risque for my high school, because (1)I go to a high school and (2)my community would not accept some of the themes in the show. Mel Brooks is preparing a "PG" version of the show for people like my school that might be sacked, tarred, feathered, quartered, beheaded, drawn, quartered again, and possibly beheaded again for safe measures.

Anyway, enough of my rambling. I give this piece of cinema....

4¾ stars out of 5½.
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« Reply #220 on: 05-21-2006 19:03 »

The Phone Booth

I was pleasantly surprised by this.

The set doesn't move more than one block, and the main character not five metres, but the pace is insane. Think “a cheetah in a Chevrolet” fast. Think “a cheetah on performance enhancing drugs in a souped up Chevrolet” fast.

No really, this guy (anyone heard of Colin Farrell?) doesn't move away from his phone booth for 60 minutes, and I was still tearing my eyebrows out with the tension.

Great stuff. The only sticky spots were where the script started to turn up at the edges; even Colin’s great acting couldn't hide them. Apart from that, the camerawork was great, it was excellently written, well acted and in general, a good watch.

Better yet, I doubt it costs anything to buy anymore...

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« Reply #221 on: 05-21-2006 19:39 »
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Yeah, the boy from Castleknock sure flexed his acting muscle in that movie.
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« Reply #222 on: 05-21-2006 20:00 »
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Weird that isn't it? There goes a man who can control his accent!

EDIT: Or whatever.
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« Reply #223 on: 05-21-2006 21:42 »
« Last Edit on: 05-22-2006 00:00 by totalnerduk »

   
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Originally posted by TriggerHappyJim:
I want a crack at Narnia Because I've read the book.

The script was written by mathematician,

Just like the book.

Slither (the new one)

Crap. A big pile of shit. But worth seeing, nonetheless. Because it's funny crap. And Nathan "fucking" Fillion fucking swearing the fucking blue fucking flying fuckety fuck out of fucking everything is fucking hilarious. It really fucking is. Damnation. I've given away the best lines now. They've all got "fuck" in them somewhere. Mindless drivelling wank, from start to finish. Formulaic, predictable, cool but overutilised CG, nipples, and Captain Reynolds. It all adds up to make a film that you should only ever see whilst pissed/stoned/insert local alternative, or if you need background noise/motion to having sex/making out with your girl/boy/furry friend. Which means that you would need it on DVD.

In conclusion, it's an awful film that you need to see to appreciate, and should own on DVD as soon as it is released. Comparable to Tremors, except that Tremors is also a damn good movie.


Edit: Zog, go suck off a leopard.
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« Reply #224 on: 05-22-2006 00:36 »
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Thats why the movie is being called a B-grade movie dumbass
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« Reply #225 on: 05-22-2006 00:50 »

ill have a tuna and rye
but lightly toasted
also i need to shave my grandmas poodle
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« Reply #226 on: 05-22-2006 05:15 »

 
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  Just like the book.

You know what I meant.  tongue
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« Reply #227 on: 05-22-2006 09:34 »

Medieval and Renassaince Literature, Mathematics, whichever.
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« Reply #228 on: 05-22-2006 14:08 »

Oops. I was thinking of Lewis Carroll, not C S Lewis. I should be kicked. Hard. In the balls. By Vinnie Jones.  frown
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« Reply #229 on: 05-22-2006 16:40 »

They're all pretty much the same person. Minus perhaps Vinnie Jones.
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« Reply #230 on: 05-25-2006 19:46 »
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X-Men 3: The Last Stand

Hmmm, I was hungover and about half an hour out of bed with no breakfast when I saw this this afternoon, so that may be why I only thought this was an ok film.
X2 was better I thought.
If you've seen the trailer you know there's a funeral, but it's not just one X Man/Woman who gets killed off/doesn't appear much, and I thought that sucked ass, it seemed like the whole film was being done with a skeleton cast!   frown
And I think the plot suffered from "end of the series"-ness.
That said, there was some cool shit happening and mutant pwnage of stuff, some great action setpieces.
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« Reply #231 on: 05-26-2006 23:14 »

The Da Vinci Code

Highlights:
-Seeing Tom Hanks giving a speech with a Swastika in the background, however much I may have missed the point.
-Sophie's French mind-meld.
-"Quoi?"
-Sir Ian McKellan.  Two movies released within a week of each other where he plays basically the same character.  Except one can control magnetism.  The man's an acting hoss.
-"I need to get to a library."
-Ending was moderately better-done, but still a complete anti-climax.

Low points:
-It's still aimed at people with an IQ of 80.  They actually simplified the suspense even more.
-They made the Catholics more evil and Teabing more sympathetic.  Mel Gibson's gonna be pissed.  Wait.  That'll be funny.  Move this up a section.

Something interesting was the frequent use of historical cutaways and fades over the scene, which they used in lieu of Brown's lengthy cryptobabble.  I suppose they got the studio budget for an action movie before they realized there weren't any explosions, and had to spend it somewhere.

C+, on par with the book.

PS Get a haircut.
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« Reply #232 on: 05-28-2006 06:47 »

 
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X-Men 3: The Last Stand
And I think the plot suffered from "end of the series"-ness.

Unfortunaly its not the last one.  If you stayed behind after the credits you would know why and on top of that Magneto in that last scene
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« Reply #233 on: 05-28-2006 09:58 »

X-Men 3
What. The. Bloody. Hell.  I'm going to need about a week to completely change my X-Men mythos worldview and then go see it again before I decide how much I actually like it.

It was rather pretty to look at, though.
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« Reply #234 on: 05-28-2006 10:44 »

Quiet Zogonif!
It will be the last for me if they carry on making like that!
Yeah I didn't stay for after the credits but I read what happened, a call back to what Xavier was showing kids on the video before!  tongue

Bring back Singer dammit.
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« Reply #235 on: 05-28-2006 10:46 »
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X-Men 3
My jaw was simply hanging flimsily open by its bottom hinges several times. I'm still not sure if I absolutly loved it or if I hated it.

MAJOR SPOILER BELOW, DO NOT HIGHLIGHT UNLESS YOU DO NOT CARE.

My girlfriend is a much bigger nerd than I am, and she's been buying like every issue of X-men for the last 10 years. Needless to say I got some action after I took her to this movie.

Anyway, I think after a first impression, I'll give it a 7 or a 7.5(Solid B) out of 10. It was a tad melodramatic at times, some of the dialouge was poorly written, and they tried to cram a bit too much in, but there were some really cool scenes. My girlfriend wants another one made, but I thought that this would be a good ending for the series.
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« Reply #236 on: 05-29-2006 03:26 »

 
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Bring back Singer dammit.

Or even Joss Whedon would be just as good
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« Reply #237 on: 05-29-2006 16:02 »

Da Vinci Code

Just read the damn book you lazy sacks of shit.

It's better.

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« Reply #238 on: 05-29-2006 22:35 »
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X-Men: The Last Stand

Y'know, I'm not an X-men fanatic.  Hell, I've never even bought a superhero comic, and if I did, I'd probably go for Spiderman or one of those "Ultimate Marvel" kajiggers.  But I watched the Saturday morning cartoon enough to know why some of you were irritated.  Other than the campy dialogue (saved only by Sir Ian McKellan's delivery) and gang-rumble plot, of course.

It was a good show.  Also, if I hadn't looked her age up on IMDB, I'd say I was totally pedo for Ellen Page.  That girl is so adorable and tiny.  And Canadian.  Too bad she meant I didn't get to see Anna Paquin for the whole third act.

EDIT: Also, where the fuck was Nightcrawler?  I love that guy.
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« Reply #239 on: 05-29-2006 23:15 »

Apperantly the mediocre tie in game explains his absence. I can't be arsed to play it and find out why he's not there.
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