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Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #320 on: 12-21-2007 08:01 »
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an episode of "Life with Louie" followed by problem child 2 would show you exactly where I'm coming from.

TOTPD!
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« Reply #321 on: 12-21-2007 08:44 »

"Welcome to the FEUUUUUUUUUUUUUD!"
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« Reply #322 on: 12-21-2007 21:38 »

Blade Runner: The Final Cut

What can I say, after 25 years it's still as visually stunning as it ever was, and this time we have Ridley Scott who's supervised the cut (instead of the ham-fisted 1992 "Directors Cut" and the clod-hopping 1982 version with clunky voice-over and "happy" ending.)

The digital remastering renders the visuals utterly amazing, especially the opening scene (having the cold titles fade into the "hades landscape" of Los Angeles 2019, as the Spinner head towards the Tyrell Corporation pyramid.)

So, what's different?  Well, aside from the remastering, there are a few "fixed" effects, most notably, the "retiring" of Zhora, and the release of the dove by Roy Batty (now into the night, rather than into the daylight - which relayed the movie's 24/7 shoot overrunning at the very end, so the final shots are as the sun comes up - this is fixed).

For those who haven't seen it, clap your eyes on one of the most visually stunning movies of all time (marvel that Douglas Trumbull's effects are the last of the "analog" age, all done "in-camera" ), and definitely the movie which provided the blueprint for nearly all modern moviemaking, without Blade Runner, there would be no Matrix.

As for the story, well, I'm not sure what all the fuss was about, without the voice-over, it's perfectly understandable, and there was really no need to tag on the cod-happy ending.  Harrison Ford berates the decision to add the voice-over, on the movie's 3½ hour Documentary "Dangerous Days".

Speaking of Ford, he's deep, dark and brooding as Deckard, a departure from Han Solo and Indiana Jones, but it's Rutger Hauer which is the films stand-out performance, displaying in turns both child-like innocence, and genuine menace as Roy Batty, he provides the movie's most poigniant moment, who else wonders what "Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion" would look like?

9/10
Spacedal11

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« Reply #323 on: 12-22-2007 00:00 »

While my ticket stub might read Alivn and the Chipmunks we actually went and snuck into Sweeney Todd.

I love Tim Burton.
I love Johnny Depp.
I love the gore.
I love this movie.

I hate that my boyfriend couldn't come due to his lack of pants and karate lessons. Idiot.

Bloody fucking A
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« Reply #324 on: 12-22-2007 00:05 »

 
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I hate that my boyfriend couldn't come due to his lack of pants

You know what?  I'm not going to even ask.
bankrupt

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« Reply #325 on: 12-23-2007 01:16 »

I know karate teaches you to use your body as a weapon, but none of the classes I have taken wanted you to use every part of your body.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #326 on: 12-23-2007 10:55 »

 laff  laff  laff

Did I mention that the lacking of pants and karate lessons were seperate issues? First we tried to go in the afternoon, to which he had no pants to wear. Soon we bargained for a 5 o'clock showing, but he had a karate lesson.

I don't want to know what went though your head Nix.
newhook_1

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« Reply #327 on: 12-23-2007 12:39 »
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Walk Hard

Learn how to play the theremin or get out!

A

We were going to see Sweeny Todd too, but it was only playing at the Avalon Mall and tickets are like, $11 there, as opposed to $7, it's the biggest mall in the province, and it's the weekend before Christmas. I'm not touching that shit with a 10 foot pole.
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« Reply #328 on: 12-23-2007 14:52 »

St. John's already has Walk Hard and Sweeny Todd?! We only have Enchanted, Alvin & The Chipmunks and I Am Legend.

I want No Country For Old Men, now!  frown
BirthdayClown

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« Reply #329 on: 12-23-2007 19:42 »

More like Bomb Hard. Ziiiing.
I thought that movie was gonna be huge. Maybe people just don't like John C. Reilly?
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« Reply #330 on: 12-24-2007 09:58 »

National Treasure: Book of Secrets
Pretty good and all. The problem was it was basically the same formula as the last one. It wasn't as "clue leads to clue leads to clue" as the last one; this one had more of an adventure element to it, and more character driven plots, such as with the mom. But the formula stuff is something you can't really complain about. You paid to see that kind of a movie, you got that kind of a movie. Deal with it. I was happy, though, that it went to a different era of US history (Civil War) rather than just continue on with Revolutionary history.

I'll give it a B.
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« Reply #331 on: 12-24-2007 14:06 »

A 'B'???  It's the same movie as the first.... and the first was RETARDED.  Hidden clues on the back of the $1 bill?  Gigantic conspiracy to hide fucking treasure in the middle of fuck knows who gives a shit???  Seriously.... Hollywood, you fail!
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« Reply #332 on: 12-24-2007 14:26 »
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Best of 2007 (ratings shown are the ratings I gave originally)
1. Ratatouille- A
2. Superbad- A+
3. Ocean's 13- A
4. Meet the Robinsons- B+
5. Bender's Big Score- B+
6. Pirates 3- A
7. Simpsons- B+

Worst of 2007
Spider-man 3- B

I gave Spider-man 3 a B and I consider it the worst film I saw this year, and I gave Superbad A+ but put it at #2. Also, my choice for second worst film I saw this year was Ghost Rider.

I was hinging on giving National Treasure 2 a C+, but I wasn't entirely sure. The whole story was a bit like the first, but not entirely. The first had way too much "it just so happens" and "hey, it's another clue!". The second had more character work in it, in my opinion. Also, the first had Britons as the enemy while the second had Neo-Confederates. Evil Europeans are too stereotypical; Neo-Confederates are evil anyway!
newhook_1

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« Reply #333 on: 12-24-2007 18:22 »

 
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Originally posted by MrBlonde:
St. John's already has Walk Hard and Sweeny Todd?! We only have Enchanted, Alvin & The Chipmunks and I Am Legend.

I want No Country For Old Men, now!   frown

Are you in Corner Brook?
VelourFog

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« Reply #334 on: 12-24-2007 22:37 »

I finally watched Pirates 3 (on DVD)
I liked it a bazillion times better than Pirates 2 (aka: the commercial for #3), but I found the ending to be a bit of a downer. It's all girl power Elizabeth is a pirate king blah blah butchy and at the end she's just supposed to sit home  on some godforsaken island while the men are out sailing? Even a normal wife would get to see her husband more than she's gonna see Will... unless the have another movie!!! (:::hands Disney all her money now:: smile
B+
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #335 on: 12-24-2007 23:08 »

I loved POTC 3! Not as much as BBS but you get it. Yeah why didn't she take a pirate ship then Will could be near her  more often than every 10 uyears. I hope that there is a POTC4.
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« Reply #336 on: 12-25-2007 01:24 »

Jack Sparrow will get his own movie.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #337 on: 12-25-2007 11:41 »

 
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Originally posted by Bendersfan1221:
I loved POTC 3! Not as much as BBS but you get it. Yeah why didn't she take a pirate ship then Will could be near her  more often than every 10 uyears. I hope that there is a POTC4.

I'm sorry but what the hell does BBS have to do with Pirates 3? Notzing! Get your comparisons straight.
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« Reply #338 on: 12-25-2007 16:24 »

Alvin and The Chipmunks

I love love love this movie. the Chipmunks are adorable and I love the songs they singing

Why don't ya take me to funkytown!
MrBlonde

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« Reply #339 on: 12-25-2007 18:16 »

 
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 Are you in Corner Brook?

Shush, child. I don't wanna be stalked.

Kryten

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« Reply #340 on: 12-25-2007 18:40 »
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I am Legend

If it wasn't for Will Smith, this would have been an awful movie, instead of just mediocre.About a third of the movie goes by with nothing interesting happening, then we FINALLY get to see some action (and even THAT scene drags on before we get to the meat of it), then more nothing happening, then bad CGI monsters (Oh, no, it's the lead singer of Midnight Oil with a bad case of lockjaw!), thenit finally starts getting tense and scary. But it never should have taken that long.

Will pretty much carries this movie, capturing the raw emotion sof desperation, looneliness, depression, paranoia, a growing dementia, and pretty much every other emotion in the rainbow. He's pretty mcuh the only thing making this watchable. It ure as heck isn't the plot.

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chay´s head

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« Reply #341 on: 12-26-2007 00:54 »
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The Golden Compass

Would have been much better if it had an older rating. Fight scenes were good, but could've used more blood! or... some blood. An awesome scene was the polar bear fight, he jaw got ripped the fuck off! Brilliant! Seemed like everyone wanted to do the little girl "Kiss me" "Ride me without armour protection!" IT was hot!

Anyway, This was mainly the "Set up the story" one, next few should be good!

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Kryten

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« Reply #342 on: 12-26-2007 01:52 »

If it even gets made. The movie didn't exactly do Harry Potter numbers.

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chay´s head

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« Reply #343 on: 12-26-2007 02:09 »

Srsly? I thought it was another one a year affair like LOTR?
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« Reply #344 on: 12-26-2007 03:49 »

Melll's best of 2007:

In no order:

Hot Fuzz
Blades Of Glory
Superbad
Ocean's 13
The Bourne Ultimatum
Juliet

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« Reply #345 on: 12-26-2007 07:46 »

My best for 2007 are:

Hot Fuzz,
Blades Of Glory
The Simpsons Movie
Futurama Bender's Big Score
Juliet

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« Reply #346 on: 12-26-2007 11:40 »
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Saw Snakes on the Plane last night and it scared the living shit out of me. Watching Happy Feet now. what another cute movie.
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« Reply #347 on: 12-26-2007 12:19 »

Otis' best of 07:

The Simpsons Movie
Futurama - Bender's Big Score
300
Spiderman 3
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« Reply #348 on: 12-26-2007 12:34 »

Brilliant.
Comedy: Superbad, Death At A Funeral, A Dogs Breakfast
Ridiculous Action: Planet Terror and Shoot Em Up!
Serious Action: American Gangster, Bourne and The Kingdom
Animooted: Simpsons, Futurama and Surfs Up

Awful.
Transformers & Spiderman 3...  no no
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #349 on: 12-26-2007 22:16 »

28 weeks later

Holy shit.  I don't know how I'm supposed to get any sleep tonite.  That was even more unflinchingly terrifying than 28 days.  Great performances, all.  I'll have to watch them both in once sitting sometime.

A
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« Reply #350 on: 12-26-2007 22:31 »

The Cave

Basically exactly the same as Pitch Black, only underground. It even features one of the same principle actors as Pitch Black (Cole Hauser), has the same creature designer (Patrick Tatopoulos), and similar creature POV shots that feature visual representation of echolocation.

I would almost call it a remake.

But pretty cool.

The claustrophobia in the narrow tunnels is neat.

B
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« Reply #351 on: 12-26-2007 22:44 »
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Sweeney Todd

Dropped by the movies to see this little gem tonight, and I was enthralled from beginning to end. Depp, for all his fangirl appreciation is still, for all intensive purposes, the best actor in Hollywood, and shines in this deliciously twisted and dark musical. His co-star, Helena Bonham Carter is wonderful too, and both sing onscreen remarkably well, especially in a play notorious for troubling trained singers.

And the amount of blood in this movie is astonishing and absolutely hilarious. It's like a freaking sprinkler went off on the set.

If you're a fan of musicals or not, go see this movie. Aside from PoTC and Edward Scissorhands, it's probably the best role Johnny Depp's ever done, and worthy of every Oscar that will probably be thrown at him early next year...

9.7/10
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« Reply #352 on: 12-27-2007 05:29 »
« Last Edit on: 12-27-2007 05:29 »

Darjeeling Limited

Loved Royal Tenenbaums and Life Aquatic and can add this one to the list.

rewrite - Good film. Loved the acting and most of all the cinematography. See it if you liked the ones above.

8/10

p.s. never cared for rushmore
newhook_1

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« Reply #353 on: 12-28-2007 01:20 »
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Sweeny Todd

Two great musicals in one week, who'd a thunk it?
A-
LayZ341

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« Reply #354 on: 12-28-2007 01:29 »

Juno

Good movie, not really what I expected.

Oh yeah, babies scare the HELL out of me.

B
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« Reply #355 on: 12-28-2007 16:31 »

30 days of night.

C

I was shit-scared cause I dont like scary stuff, but I actually laughed out loud at this. I mean, cmon, that lil lassie was such a cliche-and the baddie vampires were v funny.

Kinda seemed as though it was being gory just for the sake of being gory. I didnt even know it was physically possible to rip out a guy's brain through his mouth. *puls sarky face*. But still, it was watchable. And I nearly broke the bones in two people's hands, so it was a productive night nonethless.

But, best film of 2007: Blades of Glory  big grin
Gocad

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« Reply #356 on: 12-28-2007 17:01 »

Elizabeth - The Golden Age

The follow-up to Elizabeth (1998). Cate Blanchett does a good job portraying an Elizabeth in her mid-50s. Looks good, but in the end it's not much new compared to the first part. But if you liked the first one, then will probably want to see this one, too.

B
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« Reply #357 on: 12-28-2007 18:23 »

 
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But, best film of 2007: Blades of Glory   big grin
SEE. MORE. MOVIES.  wink

I Am Legend
Good but not great, see Kryters review, reminded me of 28 Days Later.
B-

The Brother Solomon

Saw it last week and I'm glad I didn't pay for it.
I laughed only once or twice.
D+
BirthdayClown

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« Reply #358 on: 12-28-2007 18:31 »

Agreed.  frown
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« Reply #359 on: 12-28-2007 19:23 »

Favorite Of 2007:

Animated: The Simpsons Movie
Comedy: Knocked Up and Superbad
Horror: Planet Terror (if you can call it a horror flick).
Romance: Across The Universe
Drama: Charlie Wilson's War
But the greatest movie of 2007 so far (I haven't seen No Country For Old Men yet) is Grindhouse.
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