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any1else

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« Reply #240 on: 11-06-2007 04:44 »

Okay, I know I'm late to the game with this but; Superbad.
This is the second time I've gone alone to a movie, just so happens the same people made both those movies. Anyhooters, the ads gave the impression it was going to be one of those guy movies full of useless swear words and stupid sex jokes...which it was in part, but there were still a lot of great moments. Favourites include:
The imagination sequence involving the old lady in the liquor department - "Enjoy your remaining years!"
"I will. Enjoy fucking Jules!"
"I will!"
and towards the end the boys in the sleeping bags in their drunken 'I love you' state - "boop boop" on the nose.  laff
Ah. Also the whole setting of the car on fire and shooting at it...that looked like fun. I give it a 'would watch again but probably not buy..unless there's a blooper reel' out of 10.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #241 on: 11-07-2007 11:36 »

Helium The Silent Killer

Don't understand all the hype on this one. Seemed like a pathetic right-wing propganda scare-piece to me. It had some entertaining bits. As a movie, existing strictly for entertainment purposes I'd rate it a C+. But as a DOCUMENTARY I have to rate it an F.

Most of the claims against helium in the film have already been proven false: http://www.heLIEumthesilentQUAYLER.com
winna

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« Reply #242 on: 11-07-2007 15:09 »

That link doesn't work FJ...  frown
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #243 on: 11-13-2007 14:41 »

Fido: Really funny shit but they could have done more with the story B-

Ratatouille: Better than Cars and Monsters etc both of them sucked ass. I couldn't get into the story in any of them. Not as good as Toy Story and A Bugs life. B+

Planet Terror: Kicked ass! A

Death Proof: Boring! F
coldangel

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« Reply #244 on: 11-14-2007 01:23 »

30 Days of Night

Frantic bouncing camera movement is all well and good when used sparingly to convey urgency and panic, but not so much when you CAN'T TELL WHAT THE FUCK IS HAPPENING.

Aside from that, yeah pretty cool if fairly bog standard plot. It's really just another vampire movie. It would be generic, except they set it in the snow... which doesn't really make that big of a difference. Oh, it's isolated, so it's atmospheric... or something.
See it if you like vampire flicks and enjoy blurred bouncing camera movement and the seasickness which accompanies it.
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« Reply #245 on: 11-14-2007 01:26 »

 
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Originally posted by homerjaysimpson:
Death Proof: Boring! F

Pfft. You stupid Americans and your need for constant 'splosions and shiny things.
A+
tyraniak

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« Reply #246 on: 11-19-2007 13:05 »

American Gangster

Great acting by both Denzel and Russell Crowe, really like how it shows the similarities and differences between the two main characters and how they don't have any screen time together until the very end of the film B+/A-
bankrupt

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« Reply #247 on: 11-19-2007 23:49 »

No Country for Old Men

Suspenseful movie which left me feeling unsatisfied.  A violent movie, which is fine, but that seems to be its only consistent quality.  The story didn't seem to particularly have a point and on top of that, a character gets added to the story who doesn't seem to have any purpose.  If there is a grand theme to this film, I missed it.
Go see it if you like violence and villains with  bad hair cuts.

B- because the film kept the suspense level up.  If it didn't have that it would get a C.     
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« Reply #248 on: 11-20-2007 03:57 »

Finally watched LA Confidential, Kevin Spacey was great in it, and Guy Pearce was ok, I think Russel Crowe was playing himself
"fightin' round the world"!  big grin

Good stuff/10.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #249 on: 11-20-2007 15:44 »

 
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Originally posted by ~FazeShift~:
Finally watched LA Confidential, Kevin Spacey was great in it, and Guy Pearce was ok, I think Russel Crowe was playing himself
"fightin' round the world"!   big grin

Good stuff/10.

Yeah, it's one of the best film noir to come out in decades.  It really captures the feel of LA in the 40's/50's.  I thought all the actors hit their stride on this one; even David Strathairn as a pimp was really believable.  Funny that the 2 big leads were Aussies, given that most of the media thought Pearce & Crowe were Americans after they saw the film (shows what great acting can do for you).  It's one of my favorites...

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« Reply #250 on: 11-20-2007 20:27 »

Futurama: Benders Big Score


Bender: We're back babeh!
Finally, the return, the second coming, the revival... ~130 mins of Futurama good news everyone!
All (read: most) of the characters big and small return, but was it worth the wait?

Some spamming scammer aliens con the Planet Express crew and somehow end up with a time machine... then it only gets worse from there on in a sometimes confusing twist-athon, bring a timeline notepad and some crayons folks!
The cast is great as usual and there are plenty of laughs, especially the fan service opening scene, TAKE THAT, BOX EXECS!!  big grin
"Torgos Executive Powder" FTW!

My dad liked some of it too, but I was slightly dissapointed, very slightly. A good start however, next one pls.

A-
BirthdayClown

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« Reply #251 on: 11-21-2007 01:01 »

Greedy.
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« Reply #252 on: 11-21-2007 03:35 »

Smelly!
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« Reply #253 on: 11-21-2007 11:08 »

Goodbye Bafana

The touching story about the friendship between Nelson Mandella and James Gregory, His personal Prison Guard in the time of troubles is an excellent view, adapted from James Gregories Auto Biography with the same title the film is very well done. However, It is one of those movies where reading the book first will give you a greater and deeper understanding what happened between these men and during this time in South Africa.

So it gets a B without and the book and a A when watched after the book has been read.
SonicPanther

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« Reply #254 on: 11-21-2007 12:20 »

Bee Movie

Cute.

Bee
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« Reply #255 on: 11-24-2007 15:58 »

Shoot 'Em Up

 laff
z0mg, even more ridiculous then Planet Terror for pure stupid entertainment, but good for a laff.
Paul Giamatti should have had better lines though.

B+
Spacedal11

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« Reply #256 on: 11-24-2007 21:27 »

Enchanted

...Yeah...it's Disney.

C
JoshTheater

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« Reply #257 on: 11-24-2007 21:55 »

Sicko

There isn't one bad thing I can think of to say about this movie. Just good things. This movie was excellent. Even if you already know the facts, it's still worth watching for the presentation.

Haven't heard one valid argument against this movie, either. Just a lot of "Michael Moore is a fat liberal", hehe.

A+
SonicPanther

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« Reply #258 on: 11-24-2007 22:13 »

Mr. Magorium's toyshop thing

Do I even need to explain?

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Ben

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« Reply #259 on: 11-25-2007 20:59 »

 
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Haven't heard one valid argument against this movie, either.

You haven't been looking very hard, then.
coldangel

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« Reply #260 on: 11-26-2007 01:11 »

Falling Down

What, I can't review old movies? Says who? Go to hell.

This flick is awesome. It's like a big revenge-fantasy against all the messed-up things that annoy us all about the modern world, interspersed with a crapload of (often darkly hilarious) social commentary. Told from the perspective of the 'bad guy', I consider this to be the greatest thing Michael Douglas has ever done.

Recommended.

A
LayZ341

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« Reply #261 on: 11-26-2007 06:33 »
« Last Edit on: 11-26-2007 06:33 »

The Departed

Saw this movie like 3 months ago, but I'm just now reviewing it.  I love the whole concept of trying to find secret identities (kind of like Death Note which is the ILLEST anime ever).  But also like Death Note I hated the ending.  I mean its like they just got lazy and said


B+
any1else

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« Reply #262 on: 11-26-2007 07:25 »

 
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Originally posted by coldangel_1:
Falling Down
Hey, that seems an apt title for me today.
And..at least once a year.
coldangel

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« Reply #263 on: 11-26-2007 08:00 »

LayZ - the performances were pretty good though, before everyone got shot in the head.

Maz - Aww... Stop falling over all over the place.
BirthdayClown

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« Reply #264 on: 11-26-2007 08:21 »

I liked all the head-shooting. I just hated the rat at the end.
newhook_1

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« Reply #265 on: 11-26-2007 11:38 »
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Bender's Big Score(Spoiler Free)

Loved it for the most part. There was one montage involving Leela that was a little iffy, and while it has a great story, a couple of the connections between plot points seem a bit forced, but these were not big deals.

There are two musical numbers. The first was absolutely atrocious, and I can't believe it made it into the movie. The second was a sort of bass heavy hip hop dealie that's ultra catchy and is right up there with the best musical numbers from the show(It's on Youtube. Look up "Bender's Big Score." Warning: It does contain spoilers).

The humor is still there, the shippyness is still there, there are some great callbacks and references to past episodes. This is essentially a super sized version of the show, and while it wasn't  what I expected, I was far from disappointed. I guess when a show already has so many episodes that feel so epic, it gets hard to ramp things up. Great movie.

B+ It loses a few points for the first musical number, and a couple of sketchy plot points, but otherwise, there's not much to gripe about. Everyone who loved the show should see it.
bankrupt

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« Reply #266 on: 11-26-2007 20:00 »

 
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Originally posted by coldangel_1:
Falling Down

What, I can't review old movies? Says who? Go to hell.

This flick is awesome. It's like a big revenge-fantasy against all the messed-up things that annoy us all about the modern world, interspersed with a crapload of (often darkly hilarious) social commentary. Told from the perspective of the 'bad guy', I consider this to be the greatest thing Michael Douglas has ever done.

Recommended.

A

I agree that this is a good film.  It's very measured, so the derangement of the main character is very believable.  I recommend it also. 
coldangel

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« Reply #267 on: 11-26-2007 20:06 »

 
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Originally posted by bankrupt:
 the derangement of the main character is very believable.   

He reminds me of myself.     mad
winna

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« Reply #268 on: 11-26-2007 21:40 »

Falling Down is a fantastic film.  Also, he wasn't the 'bad guy', he was an advocate for freedom, reason, honest living, and taking care of the family.  It brings a tear to my eye.  smile
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« Reply #269 on: 11-26-2007 22:33 »

The scene with the rocket-launcher always has me in stitches.
Wooter

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« Reply #270 on: 11-27-2007 00:43 »

Films from the early nineties count as old now?
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #271 on: 11-27-2007 00:45 »

Yes. It's a sad fact of life.

I get all weird when people start talking about a film or book from 1996 as 'old'. Stupid passage of time.
Wooter

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« Reply #272 on: 11-27-2007 00:49 »

When somebody says "old movie" I think seventies at the very latest.

It's a sad life as a film geek. You try to talk about Peter Lorre, and people ask "Is he that guy from House?" *sigh*
MrBlonde

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« Reply #273 on: 11-27-2007 19:13 »

Roundhay Garden Scene

Who says I can't review old films? All I can say about this is: Meh.

C +
Spacedal11

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« Reply #274 on: 11-27-2007 20:23 »

 
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Originally posted by Wooter:
When somebody says "old movie" I think seventies at the very latest.

See when I hear "old" I think of the black and white films. Everything else is just...movie.

coldangel

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« Reply #275 on: 11-28-2007 01:15 »

I said 'old' because most of the other movies being reviewed in this thread are current new releases.
It was just to differentiate. Not a quantitive thing. So no, I'm not some dim-witted philistine.

For the record, pre-1960 is old for me.
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« Reply #276 on: 11-28-2007 03:09 »

Le Voyage dans la Lune

Absolute crap. You think they'd have mixed in a sound track, or at least had some cool 3D special effects, or even colour film. No, they tried too hard to be artsy and stuck with a conventional(crappy) special effects filled, black and white, silent interpretive dance picture. I am severely disappointed.

D
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« Reply #277 on: 11-30-2007 12:09 »

Enchanted

I saw this with a friend who wanted to see it, and also because I was curious to see how Disney would blend the animated world with the "real world."

I don't understand why everyone seems to love this movie.  I understand that it's a self-parody; it's just a really bad self-parody.  The characters (all of them) were predictable, uninteresting, and lacking depth; the writing was atrocious; and why does Hollywood seem to think that I enjoy seeing literal CGI crap?  I don't.  Please stop rendering it.

I think what really disappointed me was the severe lack of originality.  You can mock a theme or a story without blatantly ripping it off, but this movie pulled so much content directly from the stories it was parodying that it felt less like a spoof and more like plagiarism; as though the producers got lazy and decided to grab the most memorable aspects of different princess tales to shove in for lack of more original ideas.  They could have at least changed the kind of fruit that was poisoned, or used a dragon that didn't have the same color scheme as the beast from Sleeping Beauty.  If I wanted to relive past Disney movies, I would have stayed at home and watched my DVDs.

And why the hell is Giselle, who is supposed to be a parody of all the Disney princesses, suddenly the very thing she was mocking?   I don't think she was even a princess in the movie.

Not the worst Disney movie I've ever seen, but I don't think I've ever been as bored during a movie as I was while watching this. 
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #278 on: 11-30-2007 16:38 »
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KISS and the phantom of the park

 
Quote
Originally posted by David A:
Whatever musical sins they may have commited, I can forgive them because of that movie where they had super powers.

Amen.

B if taken as camp

WTF if taken seriously.
Gocad

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« Reply #279 on: 12-04-2007 04:46 »

The Simpsons Movie

I didn't see it on the big screen, because I had other things on my mind then, but I've just got the DVD. And now, without further stalling to the verdict:

Overall I think it's not a disappointment. What caught my attention were the graphics. As strange as it may sound, I felt that they were actually too good to fit into the Simpsons. IMHO it would have better if they had sticked to the traditional crummy style of the TV show.

Also, it's a bit short (~75 minutes). They had so many writers working on it and still could not come up with enough material for 90 minutes?

Anyway, I give it a B
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