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« Reply #600 on: 03-23-2007 20:25 »

Whoa, I'm tired, two films in a row, in the cinema and everything!
 
300
Cool graphics with fighty stylishness, pretty much what I expected.

A-

TMNT
More cool graphics with fighty styleyness with added nostalgia and comedy, much better than I expected.

A
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« Reply #601 on: 03-24-2007 09:40 »

Hmm, would TMNT appeal to that slightly cynical young female adult, or is it more for extreme fans/younger children.

Not insinuating that you are the latter, of course  smile
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« Reply #602 on: 03-24-2007 11:32 »

I would welcome being called a kid, and I grew up with the 80s TV show so I loved it, but it's mainly for kids or nerdy cartoon loving young adults, I'd say.
It's got over the top bad guys and crazy fighting and monsters and some (only a few) jokes that would miss against normal people.
But the CGI was amazing, and they're freaking TMNT!
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« Reply #603 on: 03-24-2007 11:49 »

I remember watching the older ones when I was a kid, with Shredder (that guys mask scared the shit out of me)and that rat dude in it..must have been some re-runs in the early nineties, cause I was really around that much in the 80's.
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« Reply #604 on: 03-24-2007 11:55 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
Storytelling: Illusionist > Prestige
(I called 2/3rds of the end of Prestige, completely didn't figure out the end of Illusionist until the end.  Also, the ending of Prestige was too ambiguous for me, as to whether or not it was a happy ending.  Those sorts of endings bug me.)
The Prestige's whole point is about trying to "figure it out" - like with a magic trick, everyone is trying to figure it out. But do you really want to? is the point. Like the trick with the dead bird, sometimes you'd rather not know. The trick is spoiled, the "magic" exposed as mechanics and gears and dead animals... not so enchanting as fairies and otherworldly powers, is it? Anyway, the movie opens with the voice over telling the audience to pay close attention. So saying you figured out 2/3rds is not the point... it's the mental stuff that goes on in your brain to suspend our ability to make the final 1/3 leap, because deep down, we don't WANT to know.

that's what the movie is about, ideas and junk, not as much as the illusionist is about "boys meets girl, boy loses girl, boy [spoilers removed]"

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« Reply #605 on: 03-24-2007 14:31 »
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Allow me to simplify and rephrase.  I do not appreciate morally ambiguous endings as much as a clear happy/sad ending.

Simplofy is a lot like simplify, only moreso.
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« Reply #606 on: 03-25-2007 01:05 »

TMNT

Absolutely fantastic. Totally in the spirit of the three previous live-action movies.

And come on, the fight scene between Leonardo and Raphael is worth the price of admission alone.

10/10
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« Reply #607 on: 03-25-2007 01:29 »

The Departed
Why do people love Scorcheesy (YOU HEARD ME, SCORCHEESY) so much? The actual cat-and-mouse game scenes were tense (the negotiation with the Chinese mafia was great) but it really wore on too long and quite frankly the ending sucked. Maybe I wasn't paying enough attention, but I didn't even remember seeing the second mole AT ALL in the film except at the very begining.

Mark Wahlberg's character was great though, I'm glad he survived!  smile

Overall, it wasn't bad but it's incredibly overrated.

C

Night of the Living Dead
The VERY FIRST zombie in this film scares the hell out of me. He moved at a good jogging pace and he really seemed determined to get Barbra. A fine performance for the first Romero zombie of all time! Hang in there zombie!

Everything else was great too, nothing I can say about it that hasn't been said a billion times before!

A+

The Blob
Man oh man was this disappointing. It's claimed at the end that the Blob has "killed over 40-50 people since last night", but I wouldn't know, I didn't see a single one.

D

The Princess Bride
Now if more movies today were made like this. Fred Savage as a little boy? Christopher Guest as a six-fingered sadist? Andre the Giant as... a GIANT? Pure genius!

A+

Slither

This movie breaks all sorts of film-making boundaries, including the first MAN-TO-DEER fight in a horror movie (the deer whups him)  eek

Lots of great jokes and a cast full of wonderful stereotypes, there was even a few homages to The Toxic Avenger, Tremors and... GOOSEBUMPS!

That's right, Goosebumps.
I can't understand how this movie was a flop.  confused

A+

MOVIE OF THE YEAR FOR LAST YEAR
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« Reply #608 on: 03-25-2007 08:21 »

Is Goosebumps taken from books from R.L. Stine? I remember reading them as a kid, didnt reckon much up to them though. Although they did do a tv series, and the dogs eyes scared the shit outta me.

but meh, its probably something different. Never mind.
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« Reply #609 on: 03-28-2007 12:21 »

Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms

Totally in line with the comics, even featuring a Hellboy story lifted directly from the comics.

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« Reply #610 on: 03-29-2007 21:06 »
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300
Laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame. Really, the dialogue was putrid. Who wrote it, Nurdbot? If ever a movie needed a mute button, this is it.

C

Reign Over Me
Meh.

C
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« Reply #611 on: 03-29-2007 21:19 »

You were expecting dialogue from a hack and slash movie?!

Your expectations:
D-  no no

Chinatown
Heheh, NOW I get the bit in the Simpsons where Homer says "Forget it Marge, it's Chinatown!"  big grin

Jack was great, but the end was kinda "whuuuaa..?", I think I would like to see another noir detective movie, please.

B+
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« Reply #612 on: 03-29-2007 21:24 »

Roman Polanski cut Jack Nicholson's nose!
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« Reply #613 on: 03-29-2007 21:25 »
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Yes, but the rest of it also sucked. That hunchback guy and that tall, deformed guy looked rubbery. The wolf, rhino and elephants looked lame. And that goat thing, WTF? When dude's son got his head chopped off, also very lame. Lame, lame, lame! Boo!

The only person I liked was the black guy who got kicked down the well thing. He should have slapped that slutty Queen bitch.
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« Reply #614 on: 03-30-2007 19:28 »

Blades of Glory
Jenna Fischer in a miniskirt. Nuff said. Huge boobers, too. Much nicer than Ninaka's lame piles of fat.

B+
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« Reply #615 on: 03-30-2007 23:14 »

I have to wait until next week to go see that, you win this round, clown...
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« Reply #616 on: 03-31-2007 01:15 »
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I'll win the next round too, guy! I hope Grindhouse never makes it to Ireland!     tongue

I'm changing my rating for 300 to a D. Hated, hated, hated it.     tongue I should have watched Dead Silence instead. Sure, it's horrible, but I expect it to be horrible. I had high hopes for 300. I'm gonna go watch Sin City to get that nasty taste out of my...brain. *shrugs*
At least they didn't get my money. See, Faze? Watch Reign over Me, then sneak in to see 300. That's how it works, rich nerd!  wink
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« Reply #617 on: 03-31-2007 09:30 »

Turn in your penis and notify Gender Reassignment that you no longer qualify as a man.
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« Reply #618 on: 03-31-2007 14:18 »

Fine! That's fine!
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« Reply #619 on: 04-01-2007 21:00 »

Blades of Glory -aka the first movie I've seen since Night at the Museum.

Get that damn bird out of my face.

Classic. And even though Jon Heder looked like a total homo, I'm glad he wasn't. His awkward high school-nerd persona was cute. And Will Ferrel in a sex addicts meeting, just fucking hilarious.

A-

Wedding Crashers

A friend said I wouldn't like it. I thought it was pretty good. Not wonderful or flat out funny, but I liked it.

B

Stranger than Fiction

I just realized my whole weekend was based on Will Ferrel movies. No matter. This one was pretty damn good. It was his Truman Show.

A

Run Lola Run

Foreign. Loved it, loved it, loved it. I am so dying my hair bright red over the summer.

A+

I have to have one fucking stupid movie in here.

Fear Dot Com

The fast forward button got more action than anything. I was just looking for something different to watch. Nay, something new and ENTERTAINING. Not stupid and fucked up.

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« Reply #620 on: 04-01-2007 21:06 »

Casino Royale

MUCH better than what I expected. I like how Craig made Bond a badasshole, being that the film's set at the beginning of Bond's career as a 00. And, above all, they got rid of the girl at the end, which I was very happy about... although the girl was kinda hot...

A


Meet the Robinsons
I decided on going and seeing this. It was also better than I expected and had a nice theme to it. I also enjoyed the art direction, the story, and the references to Tom Selleck.

B+
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« Reply #621 on: 04-01-2007 21:08 »

 
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Blades of Glory -aka the first movie I've seen since Night at the Museum.

Get that damn bird out of my face.

Classic. And even though Jon Heder looked like a total homo...

Thought he looked like a 15 year old girl but not hot.
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« Reply #622 on: 04-05-2007 07:40 »

I have to see Blades Of Glory! I am going to see it next week
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« Reply #623 on: 04-05-2007 10:21 »

@ Clown


300

I now know why I brought into this world. Loved the Fast-mo slow-mo thingy that was going on. Even though you know Leonidas is doomed from the start, it still sad when he gets arrow'd. Also Xerxes got totally pwned by nikki, so i don't care that he survied in this. Woo, naked whispy girls!

A+
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« Reply #624 on: 04-05-2007 21:18 »

Come on, there's gotta be someone else who didn't like it. Speak up! Preferably someone without a vagina.
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« Reply #625 on: 04-06-2007 01:07 »

It took me far too long to see Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny.  The music was better than the script or acting, but still, A-.

Always good to see JB playing himself instead of a character, seeing as he's not much of an actor.
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« Reply #626 on: 04-06-2007 08:51 »

 
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Come on, there's gotta be someone else who didn't like it. Speak up! Preferably someone without a vagina.

I'm pretty sure if Jeremy starts posting here again, he'll agree with you.
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« Reply #627 on: 04-07-2007 01:21 »
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He'd also agree that Grindhouse is much, much, much, much, much, much, much better than 300.
Such a fun movie(s). Most of the reviews I've read have said that "Planet Terror" is better than "Death Proof", and I'd agree with that. It's just more exciting and faster paced. Death Proof is kinda slow and the first group of bimbos aren't very entertaining. The second group of bimbos are much better. I love Rosario Dawson. Although Planet Terror loses many cool points for having Fergie in it. Bleh. But it regains those cool points for killing her. The fake trailers were kinda meh. It sounded like Will Arnett's voice on one of the trailers.  Overall, very enjoyable and so much better than 300.
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P.S.

300
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« Reply #628 on: 04-08-2007 01:13 »
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Aaaaah, Jeremy the Troll.

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Asshole!
STFU!
300 Was AWSOME dickweed!
SPARTAAAAA!
You're Gay.
Loser.
Bite me!
You Suck!
SHUT YOUR HOLE.
What a nice young man.
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NOSFERATU
Primitive silent horror film may not pack the frights when you watch it, but some of the terrifying visulas can haunt you after dark.
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« Reply #629 on: 04-08-2007 01:51 »

 
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TMNT
More cool graphics with fighty styleyness with added nostalgia and comedy, much better than I expected.
A

A-.  April was a reporter not a ninja/archaeologist!!!
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« Reply #630 on: 04-08-2007 10:48 »

In the crappy TV cartoon she was, but what about the comics?

A!  tongue
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« Reply #631 on: 04-08-2007 16:22 »

Grindhouse is the best movie ever made. I will not rate it, because ratings don't go up that high.
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« Reply #632 on: 04-08-2007 16:59 »

 
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Originally posted by ~FazeShift~:
In the crappy TV cartoon she was, but what about the comics?

A!   tongue

Hey when I was a little kid that crappy cartoon brought me great joy, reading did not.
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« Reply #633 on: 04-08-2007 18:33 »

I watched it too and it was great at the time, but looking back on it now, the animation was awful!

Flushed Away
Hrmm, it was ok, the slugs were the best guys, and then the big white mouse goon, and then the frogs
I suppose Hugh Jackman did a good Hugh Grant impression, but I didn't really care about the main characters or the story.

C+
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« Reply #634 on: 04-08-2007 19:24 »

The Passion Of The Christ

I'd never seen this before.  It was on TV this evening.

Basically Jesus gets the shit kicked out of him for 2 hours, and then gets crucified, the end.  Brutal.

...and compelling.  Even to an agnostic.

8/10
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« Reply #635 on: 04-08-2007 19:38 »

Today I went to the cinema and saw Blades Of Glory and I thought it was really funny. Will Ferrell and John Header were really funny and I just like the skating dance off. I was expecting something gay to happen

Might get the movie when it comes out on DVD.
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« Reply #636 on: 04-08-2007 20:38 »

Faze, I can't tell if it was a rhetorical question or not. Was April a reporter in the original comics? I could have sworn she was...but it's been over a decade since I've read the original "serious" comics.
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« Reply #637 on: 04-09-2007 12:17 »

It wasn't rhetorical, I wasn't sure...

To the internet-mobile!

(a few clicks later...)
 
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« Reply #638 on: 04-09-2007 12:30 »

I have not yet seen TMNT but for those that did not like it because it didn't live up to the series, I invite you to see how much worse it could have been
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« Reply #639 on: 04-09-2007 17:25 »

That's the best thing I've seen today... ahahahahaaaa, thanks.  big grin
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