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i_c_weiner

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« Reply #280 on: 06-24-2006 12:57 »
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I saw three movies this week. In theatres...
The Da Vinci Code
Pretty good. I thought it went too fast, which is odd, since the movie was 2 hours and 30 minutes long. It cut out some things from the book, and mushed together some stuff, but all and all, pretty good. Not Tom Hanks's best performance, but a great performance by Ian McKellen.
B+
In the DVD player...
The Man
Eugene Levy and Samuel L. Jackson...and odd pairing, no doubt, but a very good film. The conflict between the two caused laughter. I enjoyed it almost as much as Da Vinci, but this was a comedy and that was a thriller.
B
And finally...
Bewitched
Although it is based on a fantastic show, and some would say that this is a "remake", it's not. Will Ferrell was in a different sort of part this time, not really the "likeable" guy. I thought that Nicole Kidman also did well. Above all, I thought, was Michael Caine. Overall, I'll give it...
B-

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« Reply #281 on: 06-24-2006 13:27 »

Get off my internet.
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« Reply #282 on: 06-24-2006 15:28 »

Runaway Jury

Good stuff.  Actually kept me guessing.

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« Reply #283 on: 06-25-2006 10:51 »
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Originally posted by i_c_weiner:
I saw three movies this week. In theatres...
The Da Vinci Code
Pretty good. I thought it went too fast, which is odd, since the movie was 2 hours and 30 minutes long. It cut out some things from the book, and mushed together some stuff, but all and all, pretty good. Not Tom Hanks's best performance, but a great performance by Ian McKellen.
B+

B+? No fucking way.

That movie was the worst 'blockbuster' I've seen in a loooooong time, and I see alot of movies. Tom Hanks consisted of 2 emotions, 'what the fuck is going on?' and 'what the fuck is going on, instead his hair got in the way'.

They skipped the story, over-analysed parts that didn't need it and acted terrible. "Jesus? NO WAY!!! Jesus Jesus?". Woeful.

D

Saying that, the book deserves an A+
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« Reply #284 on: 06-25-2006 11:46 »

Yes, I agree on the book's scoring of A+, but the movie wasn't horrible. Did you see X-Men 3? Same plot line as the last two movies. Mutant cure. And no action. Don't get me started on Mission Impossible 3. But, a D to Da Vinci? That's pretty harsh for any movie. Even Hoodwinked. Wait...no, I gave that an F-. Nevermind.
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« Reply #285 on: 06-25-2006 12:03 »

I quite liked Mission Impossible 3...

MI:1 9/10
MI:2 3/10
MI:3 8/10
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« Reply #286 on: 06-25-2006 12:37 »
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i saw x-men 3 and it wasnt as bad as i_c_weiner was trying to make out.there was plenty of action.i give it an ...................A    smile    hmpf    confused    mad    up yours    evil laugh
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« Reply #287 on: 06-26-2006 09:44 »

There's a trailer for a Thai movie here with a baby putting it's arm in a blender and actually showing it getting spludged.

I want to see this movie.
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« Reply #288 on: 06-26-2006 20:45 »

I saw Cars about a week ago. Stunning visual detail and a very nice story line. When the first ever trailer was released, I said to myself "I'll die before I go to see this movie damnit!" and look now. I saw it with no struggling! It shows that once time passes and Pixar releases a little more about things, I start to want to see them...
I give it an overall A (hey, as a shipper, there's gotta be more shippiness before it gets my A+ rating)

As for the upcoming Pixar film (which is about freaking rats), I really am wondering if the trailers can change my mind this time.... Only 2007 will answer that conundrum!
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« Reply #289 on: 06-27-2006 00:20 »

 
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Originally posted by ~FazeShift~:
There's a trailer for a Thai movie here with a baby putting it's arm in a blender and actually showing it getting spludged.

I want to see this movie.

What you say intrigues me...

Do tell the name of this movie...
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« Reply #290 on: 06-27-2006 03:07 »

Nasty, it's called 'Colic'.

You can find the trailer rather easily.
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« Reply #291 on: 06-28-2006 00:29 »

Just found the trailer on YouTube.

I hope this movie comes out in English, cause it looks so God-aweful I want to see it...
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« Reply #292 on: 06-29-2006 00:40 »
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Superman Returns
Just got back from seeing the movie.

Earlier today I really didn't want to see Superman, as I'm not really a fan of the TV Shows, comics, or the movies (I'm more of a Batman guy...), but I decided to catch this one on the off-chance it might amuse me for a while.

And boy did it ever.

The movie is easily on a level with the four previous films, despite the loss of Mr Reeves. The story is great, the special effects are incredible, and the whole thing is just...wow.

Go see this movie.

9/10
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« Reply #293 on: 06-29-2006 23:31 »

You do realize there were four Christopher Reeves Superman movies, right?  The last two just weren't very good.

I may have to actually see this movie, though, after the glowing reviews popping up all over the internet.
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« Reply #294 on: 06-30-2006 00:37 »
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Originally posted by Nerd-o-rama:
You do realize there were four Christopher Reeves Superman movies, right?  The last two just weren't very good.

Yep. Very true there was......

-Superman
-Superman 2
-Superman 3
-superman 4: The Quest for Peace


Don't know what happen to the other post i quoted Nasty Pasty about him saying this is the third   confused,  Must be different thread i'm thinking of
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« Reply #295 on: 06-30-2006 00:43 »

Bah, stupid.

Twas late when I posted my review.

Fixed.  smile
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« Reply #296 on: 07-01-2006 20:30 »

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Ahaha, man, I'm going to be making references to this for years to come.  love

Has nobody else caught the tranny fever?

A+

The Omen (2006)

It was alright, passed mustard and all that. I thought Father Spiletto and Father Brennan were the same person... HOW WRONG I WAS...  no no

B

Clerks

Pretty good. I felt sorry for the director "Kevin Smith" (I suspect it's an alias) when listening to the commentary. Nobody seemed to want to talk about the movie or to Kevin Smith.  frown

That didn't ruin a perfectly good do-nothing movie.

A

The Big Lebowski

I would have liked this more if there wasn't a label on box saying "COMEDY". This film was not funny! Do not be tricked into watching it, you will not laugh.  eek

Sometimes it was kind of funny, I guess. Throw that old man out of his wheelchair, Walter, yes!  big grin

C
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« Reply #297 on: 07-03-2006 12:28 »
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Superman Returns

Good stuff.  Many questions, though.  First off, Superman, gay?  Where the heck did that come from?  That "outcast" speech?  Because obviously, if you feel like an outcast, you're OBVIOUSLY gay. ... Oh crap.

Kevin Spacey and Parker Posey were awesome.

A-

Ed: Spooiler?  What the heck's a spooiler?

*Google it, frickers.
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« Reply #298 on: 07-03-2006 14:01 »
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Superman Returns

First thing, the movie actually felt longer than 3 hours.

And now for the review portion. The plot and all was good. I liked how it tied into the previous Reeve movies, though how could it be 5 years? 5 years from the last movie would've been 1992, and there weren't fancy cell phones like the one Lois had in '92.


Also, Spacey was excellent. I really don't know the name of the actor who played Superman, but all I know is that he was okay with dialogue, but, at some points, he looked like Reeve, and other points, he didn't. I liked how they tried to hint back at Reeve and the previous movies instead of just rebooting the franchise like the Christopher Reeve's movies never happened.

I'd also like to say that Marlon Brando did an excellent job. If there was an Academy Award for Best Male Actor in a Minor Role, he'd win it.

Overall, I liked Spacey, Posey, and Brando. I'll give the movie...
A-


Office Space

Finally got around to watching it. It was quite funny, and the reference to Superman III was funny. I liked it, it was funny, and rememberable. I'll give it...
B


Edit: Also, on another note related to Superman Returns, I wonder what it would've been like if they did Superman Lives, the planned movie with Tim Burton directing, Nicholas Cage as Superman, and a script by Kevin Smith.

Oh, and Batman Begins got its ass beat by Superman Returns, but Batman Returns was better than both Superman Returns and Batman Begins. I can't see them doing Batman Begins 2 with a new Joker, as Jack Nicholson is always going to be the only Joker for me. Maybe if he came back...
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« Reply #299 on: 07-03-2006 14:53 »

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

I enjoyed this one.  Fast paced and kind of dark, but still fun.  This one will wash away the memories of the last few crappy movies that I have seen.

A-
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« Reply #300 on: 07-04-2006 03:14 »

 
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Originally posted by M0le:
I felt sorry for the director "Kevin Smith" (I suspect it's an alias)

...was that a joke? You're kidding right? An alias? If you're serious then you're not nerdy enough to be a part of this board!


Devil wears Prada

I rather liked it. And for perhaps the first time in my life i can honestly say the movie was a hell of a lot better than the book.

A-
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« Reply #301 on: 07-04-2006 08:25 »

Right on bankrupt, that was a good one that flew under the radar... excpet Fazedar!  eek  big grin

Superman Returns in 3D Frickin' Imax!

Do-over! Friggin electrical problem killed it just as that cigar was about to kerplode stuff, and then it cut back in when the hatch thing closed, splishy splashy....  frown
So I have to go see it again, but what I did see rocked my "S"-b0xx0rs off.

The Imax thing was more distracting than cool, and it was blurry, maybe the screens fault, or maybe my contacts that aren't exaclty my prescription... or both.

The "Weren't there two of those?" dog joke was the best.  love

Bryan Singer is the shit, he should make more X-Men and more Supermen movies.

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« Reply #302 on: 07-04-2006 09:34 »
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Clerks
wow. just wow.
Its such a low budget film, like all of Kevin Smiths other films, but the writing is exellent, the directing is brilliant, and although none of the actors became stars, they were magnificent.
One of the funniest movies of all time. You gotta love Jay and Silent Bob too.
Can't wait for Clerks 2.
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M0le, how can you give the Big Lebowskit a C? That is a B- at least. How can you not make a reference to it every second of the day. It IS a comedy, and a damn good one too.
"SHUT THE FUCK UP DONNY, YOU'RE WAY OUTTA YOUR ELEMENT!"
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« Reply #303 on: 07-04-2006 11:27 »

Faze: I loved the dog joke. Though, I own a pomeranian...
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« Reply #304 on: 07-06-2006 02:42 »

Sometimes being a theater employee kicks so much ass. Such as tonight.


Pirates 2

I wanna have Hans Zimmer's baby. The entire soundtrack was so freakin pretty. Organ music is awesome. And the movie kicked ass too. I can't wait for the third one!

A+++++
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« Reply #305 on: 07-06-2006 08:00 »

I'm gonna see that later.

Stay tuned PEELers.

And you other weirdos too.
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« Reply #306 on: 07-06-2006 17:51 »

There's one scene in the new Pirates movie, you'll know it when you see it, all i could think while watching it was "Come on freedom cage! Roll me to safety!" It made that scene just that much more enjoyable.
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« Reply #307 on: 07-07-2006 03:11 »

Dead Man's Chest.

Woah. Shades of Empire, anyone? This is not a problem in and of itself, just bear in mind that you're going to be watching half a movie. Ah well.

What you WILL be watching is good fun. And all very Monkey Islandy, which is always cool. I miss Lemonhead.  frown

A bit less action in this, with a lot more running around being plotty (by which I mean, a rather pointless but fun little adventure on an island full of cannibals. Also, they actually manage to bring just about every character back for this one,

So what this is, is a great fun little adventure movie, with loads of wacky adventures with the Rolling Stone that time forgot. Also, when did Elizabeth learn to swordfight?


B+

It's a great film, but I can't in good conscience rate it high due to that fact that it's neither particularly deep, not b grade enough to be totally awesome. If that makes sense,
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« Reply #308 on: 07-07-2006 04:51 »

Completely spontaneously, I decided to go see the new Pirates of the Carribean at 12:01.  It had absolutely nothing to do with the gorgeous woman who made the invitation.  I actually was just jealous of Venus's preview.

Anyway, I'm too tired and high from post-movie IHOP to be certain, but I'm pretty sure there were some major scripting and pacing problems in there.  However, the characters (i.e. Jack and maybe crazy horny voodoo lady) and the setpieces were awesome.

And Slacky's telling the truth, it does have no ending.  Frelling planned trilogies.  As long as the sequel is less lame than Matrix Revolutions, I'll be fine...

Ph34r Captain Illithid!
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« Reply #309 on: 07-07-2006 10:47 »
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I don't care if there are plot and pacing problems, if it has no real ending, if it's not particulary deep or if it uses references to the first movie as a crutch at times. I'm giving Pirates 2 an A- simply because I had a lot of fun watching it, and that's why I watch movies in the first place. Too bad the current trend dictates that the majority of critics have their heads so far up their asses that they won't give anything that's not Capote(which, don't get me wrong, is quite a good film) a high rating. Movies like this are a threat to them because they're enjoyable, and they're accessible to everyone, not just the intellectual elite.
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« Reply #310 on: 07-07-2006 12:01 »

Pirates 1: 9/10, A+
Pirates 2: 6/10, C-

Pirates 2 was bad on many levels. I enjoyed it, but overall, dissapointing. It could never be good because sequels are never good, and this one had ALOT to live up to.

Script was awful, I had trouble understanding the language, didn't help every character had a slurr in their speech, did they all have to be drunk?

Had some good points though, entralling action scenes, Jack Sparrow's comedy lines (only a few though), Keira Knightley in a corset, the Cracken and Bill Nighy (Davey Jones).

And the ending... who didn't see that coming?
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« Reply #311 on: 07-07-2006 23:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
There's one scene in the new Pirates movie, you'll know it when you see it, all i could think while watching it was "Come on freedom cage! Roll me to safety!" It made that scene just that much more enjoyable.

I giggled like a schoolgirl at that part.

That was the most fun I've had in a movie theater since I watched Star Wars Episode 3 while on the clock, even though I was in the very first row.  You'd think that I of all people would know better than to show up 10 minutes before the movie starts on a Friday evening in summer.  Alas.

So ... when does the next one come out?  And who puts a pipe organ on a ship?  And I still think Davy Jones looks like Dr. Zoidberg.
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« Reply #312 on: 07-07-2006 23:59 »
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Originally posted by Venus:
There's one scene in the new Pirates movie, you'll know it when you see it, all i could think while watching it was "Come on freedom cage! Roll me to safety!"

I actually whispered that line during that scene.    big grin

I thought the beginning was a bit rushed
, but once they hit land, everything was golden.  I should have seen the cliffhanger from a mile away, but I completely forgot the spoiler I'd read last month and was pleasantly surprised despite myself.  A- from me; and I agree with Venus: the music made the movie.

Edit: I couldn't resist.
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« Reply #313 on: 07-08-2006 00:07 »



Uncanny resemblance...

Pirates 3 is set to release May 25th, 2007.

Now, for the review of...
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Wow. Just wow. Where shall I begin?

First off, I thought that Johnny changed the voice of Jack a bit too much. It sounded more drunk through most of the movie than the last one. I liked the references to the previous movie, though. The return of One Eye and That Other Guy was nice. They supplied some comic humor in the middle of fight scenes, especially the one for the key. The return of the monkey was funny as well, as was the jar of dirt.

The ending...I totally saw it coming. I was just waiting for it. When Bootstrap was first seen in the movie on the Black Pearl, I thought it was the person seen at the ending.

Also, the true ending of the watchdog. It's obvious that the watchdog will become a key character in the next film.

Pirates 2 was better than Superman, though I saw Superman in an empty theatre and Pirates in a sold out theatre. I'll give it...
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« Reply #314 on: 07-08-2006 00:18 »

I thought this one was actually better than the first one.  It was funnier, anyways.

 
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Also, when did Elizabeth learn to swordfight?

I seem to recall her mentioning at one point that Will had taught her how to handle a sword.  Granted, that doesn't explain why she'd be any good at it, since I doubt that she would have had much practice, but there you go.

 
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And the ending... who didn't see that coming?

I didn't.  No one told me that it was going to be a trilogy.
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« Reply #315 on: 07-08-2006 01:29 »
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I knew there was going to be a third movie (They filmed them simultaneously, and Chow Yun Fat's gonna be a pirate from Singapore in  the 3rd movie), so I knew there was going to be a cliffhanger, but I didn't expect the cliffhanger to be what it was. The movie was a bit excessive (the whole bit with the cannibals could have been shortened to, like, 5 minutes), but overall it was on par with the original movie. Definitely gonna be seeing the 3rd movie.

On another note, there was some grisly imagery in there, more on par with the LOTR movies at times than what you'd generally expect from a Disney movie...

 
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I seem to recall her mentioning at one point that Will had taught her how to handle a sword. Granted, that doesn't explain why she'd be any good at it, since I doubt that she would have had much practice, but there you go.

She was swordfighting in the first movie, recall.
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« Reply #316 on: 07-08-2006 01:56 »
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Chow Yun Fat's gonna be a pirate from Singapore

Totally. Awesome.

Oh yeah, I didn't see that thing at the end coming either.
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« Reply #317 on: 07-08-2006 02:12 »
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Oh, and Keith Richards will cameo as the father of Jack Sparrow, too, just to let everyone know.
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« Reply #318 on: 07-08-2006 02:28 »

Keith Richards is a fantastic choice to play Jack Sparrow's dad, ha ha.
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« Reply #319 on: 07-08-2006 04:03 »
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It all makes sense now...

And yeah, I didn't realize that it had become a trilogy until three hours had passed and they still hadn't gotten to the ending.

As for Elizabeth's swordfighting, judging from some of her moves, Will apparently decided to show her how he fought back when he was an elf.  Just like Will apparently decided to steal the whole "oh, right, kill it with fire" idea from Viggo.  Seriously, what kind of smith would light a perfectly good sword on fire?  The thing should have been completely ruined (but apparently wasn't since I never saw him get another one.)  Stupid Hollywood.
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