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PEE Poll: I Found Tihs Movie To Be Rather Pedestrian...
My favorite movie   -2 (22.2%)
my least favorite movie   -3 (33.3%)
I have no opinion   -4 (44.4%)
Total Voters: 9

i_c_weiner

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« Reply #80 on: 06-16-2008 08:47 »

I agree with M0le. On the first viewing, BWABB was better than BBS. There was neither bad songs or stretches to put "your favorite character!" in the movie. For example:
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #81 on: 06-19-2008 12:26 »

Kung Fu Panda
Better than I expected. Had more "adult humor" than "little kid humor", in my opinion.
B-
wu_konguk

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« Reply #82 on: 06-19-2008 14:52 »

The Incredible Hulk

While I did certain enjoy aspects Ang Lee's take on the Hulk, this new version seemed more fun and more of a summer blockbuster (hopefully the curse of the Hulk will not impact to badly on it's box office takings).

A few things were troublesome and the main being the CG. In many of the scene the Hulk and Abomination looked more like toys than things that could affect the real world. the said there were certain parts were the CG looked good, mainly when the lighting was done well.

I liked the homages to the TV series, the sad walking away music was a nice touch.

One thing that did puzzle me was towards the end.


Overall a decent film

B
hobbitboy

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« Reply #83 on: 06-20-2008 00:14 »
« Last Edit on: 06-20-2008 00:14 »

I've got another week to wait for Kung Fu Panda, but I did see...

Prince Caspian

...today.

Given that this is a sequal to a move [The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (LWW)] that I liked more than most reviewers seemed to, I have to say that I wasn't disappointed.

Most of the exposition, backstory (of the prince), and travelling sequences from the book were simply omitted but the storyline remained mostly intact.

The movie had less of a 'magic' feel about it than LWW did, partly because it is a sequal but mainly because a somewhat darker (or, perhaps, less fantastical) tone fitted well with the subject matter.

It rolls along fairly quickly but the big battle scene at the end suffered by being a shade too similar to the equivalent big battle in LWW.

I'd give it a...

B+

...and I'm crossing my fingers that the wheels don't suddenly fall off with movie #3 (Voyage of the Dawn Treader), a la Shrek.

[DISCLAIMER: As someone who likes Family Guy and thinks that the first of the Harry Potter movies is the best one, you may find that YMMV*.]

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* Your Movie-watching-experiance May Vary
tyraniak

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« Reply #84 on: 06-20-2008 01:27 »

Taxi Driver 10/10

Watch it, or I'll kill you
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« Reply #85 on: 06-20-2008 02:04 »

You talking to me?
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #86 on: 06-20-2008 10:08 »

Kung Fu Panda

I agree with i_c_weiner. There was some parts in it where I cried.  frown
M0le

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« Reply #87 on: 06-20-2008 20:51 »

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The director of this movie has a cruel obsession for making a badly out of shape Laurence Fishburne chase people... that poor little guy... don't you wish you had taken the blue pill?  frown

All 8 year old movie references aside, I liked the kleptomaniac guy. I just couldn't figure out if he was supposed to be quirkily asian or asianly quirky? IT LEAVES THE ANSWER OPEN ENDED.  confused

C+
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #88 on: 06-21-2008 22:41 »

Get Smart
Once again, a movie which was better than expected. Much better. I had expected it to be the Frat Pack version of the beloved series, and was very releaved to find out otherwise. Carell did nicely. I wish Agent 13 (Bill Murray) had more of a part.
B
Spacedal11

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« Reply #89 on: 06-22-2008 22:15 »

I watched Juno on Pay-Per-View with my mom the other day.

All I have to say is that its an OK film. I didn't think of it to be the best motherfucking indie-flick that all these critics and young people think it is.

Damn young people and their pregnant Ellen Page.

And what? No Arrested Developement Reunion! Blasphemy I do say!

C-

And turn that damn soundtrack down it sounds like 8-year olds sang the whole fucking thing!

[old Spacedal]I'm old![/old Spacedal]
Xanfor

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« Reply #90 on: 06-22-2008 22:21 »

 
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Originally posted by i_c_weiner:

Get Smart
Once again, a movie which was better than expected. Much better. I had expected it to be the Frat Pack version of the beloved series, and was very releaved to find out otherwise. Carell did nicely. I wish Agent 13 (Bill Murray) had more of a part.
B

Did it have...

The Cone of Silence?

seattlejohn01

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« Reply #91 on: 06-23-2008 03:21 »

I SO love that cone of silence bit.  Buck Henry & Mel Brooks at their best...
Books

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« Reply #92 on: 06-23-2008 10:00 »

The new Hulk movie thing...

I agree with the other reviews, pretty average overall. That ending did seem out of place. The movie just isn't very...impactful. I thought the Hulk's love interest/girlfriend was incredibly annoying. Bring on the Dark Knight.  smile

6/10
FordMustang

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« Reply #93 on: 06-23-2008 23:44 »
« Last Edit on: 06-24-2008 00:00 »

Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D

Our company treated us to a free two week preview showing at the local theatre.. what a nice gift!  Some of us had worked with the film crew for travel arrangements since a good part of the film was shot in Iceland.  They also reconstructed our plane's interior in a recording studio as well, so we were needing to send them stuff so they could do that.   It was lovely to see the result of our work.  The movie was filmed a few years ago as the world's first Digital 3D movie, but they had to wait for theatres to be equipped with the technology.

The movie did a pretty good job showing Icelandic culture and landscape (though, the character Hannah Ásgeirsdóttir would actually really be Hannah Sveinbjörnsdóttir if her father was Sveinbjörn Ásgeirsson.)

Anyhoos, this is the first movie ever done in High Def 3D and I have to say the images are realy very clear, crisp and sometimes scary in the new format... it is worth seeing in 3D.  The actors all did a great job, too, considering they were constantly being overshadowed by technology. I loved seeing the role of the tough, level- headed  Icelandic Hans from the Jules Verne novel now is played by the tough, level headed mountain guide HANNAH- she is a woman, but she rocks as a really well trained mountain guide who has to rescue the less experienced professor and his nephew (though they return the favor a few times, too).   She complements the male leads very well.  It was also fun that the movie did not take itself too seriously-  Brandon Fraser does that kind of comedic action role very well.  No, it is not academy award drama stuff, but as a summer movie, it was just plain fun- especially in how the 3D really does pull you into the adventure.

I guess I would give it a B.

Certainly, per the comment below about remakes and most block busters being based on remakes these days, this movie is a bit more original.  They take the angle that modern chracters are trying to duplicate the journey from the book to see if it really happened. 
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« Reply #94 on: 06-24-2008 00:02 »

Is it true to the original novel? Do they get blasted out that Sicilian volcano in the end?
MrBlonde

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« Reply #95 on: 06-24-2008 11:39 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by Spacedal11:
I watched Juno on Pay-Per-View with my mom the other day.

All I have to say is that its an OK film. I didn't think of it to be the best motherfucking indie-flick that all these critics and young people think it is.

Damn young people and their pregnant Ellen Page.

And what? No Arrested Developement Reunion! Blasphemy I do say!

C-

And turn that damn soundtrack down it sounds like 8-year olds sang the whole fucking thing!

[old Spacedal]I'm old![/old Spacedal]

The soundtrack is what made the movie so pretentious. Oh look at me! I listen to a band started by a feminist who sings about showers!
ALequalsGREAT

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« Reply #96 on: 06-24-2008 12:46 »
« Last Edit on: 06-24-2008 12:46 »

re: Get Smart, I think Steve Carrell is funny enough... but the movie had 2 past or present pro-wrestlers in it. It wasn't that funny. C-
I can't wait for Hollywood to start creating original movies again (or maybe I don't want that either...  roll eyes )
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #97 on: 06-24-2008 14:38 »
« Last Edit on: 06-24-2008 14:38 »

No, you do want that.  For the most part, Hollywood has been sitting on it's ass for 20 years, either doing sequels, stealing other people's ideas or recycling old movies & ideas (ex - Get Smart).  Remember all the body change movies that came out 1 summer (Big, 18 Again, Vice Versa), then all the underwater films that came out 1 summer (The Abyss, Deepstar 6, Leviathon), then the Wyatt Earp movies that came out 1 summer (Wyatt Earp, Tombstone, Wyatt Earp - The Young Years).  The list goes on & on.  When an original idea does come out, all the other studios try to steal it instead of coming up with their own idea.  The studios need to get back to the idea of having staff writers come up with their own ideas, instead of recycling old movies or stealing them.
ALequalsGREAT

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« Reply #98 on: 06-24-2008 17:00 »

Agreed... the problem is all media is being measured by its bottom line and not its quality. If the stockholders (or board members or whatever) are satisfied, things must be fine. Art does not seem to be economically feasible these days  frown
On topic- I re-watched Lost in Translation recently and remembered how great I think that movie is. A!

FordMustang

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« Reply #99 on: 06-24-2008 17:02 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by Xanfor:
Is it true to the original novel? Do they get blasted out that Sicilian volcano in the end?

Surprisingly, it is quite true to Verne's novel, certainly much more than the 1959 film.  And, it does follow the route of book closely including the entry and the exit points.   The movie takes the fun "what if" idea that maybe everything in the book was true, so the explorers wind up bringing a copy of the book with them as a kind of guide book.  It's a silly idea, but very fun.  Yes, there are some differences, for example updates in technology, mountain climbing gear and tectonic plate theories mean that the 21st  century professsor, his nephew and the Icelandic guide handle the same challenges but sometimes in different ways from the 19th century professor, nephew and Icelandic guide. 

They kept the personalities of the characters the same as well even if the guide is now female and the nephew is much younger than in the book.  Like the book, a big part of the film is on the character development of the professor and his nephew who start out having a very strained, awkward relationship, as neither is really that sociable.

The biggest difference I would say is that the descent process is sped up in the movie.       I guess they had to do this in order to keep up the thrilling pace and make the most of the 3D.  If they followed the timeline of the book, it would be a very long film.

Yes, you do have to suspend your beliefs like you do in the novel, but that is part of the fun.  The movie does not take itself too seriously, and there were some great comic moments in there.  The 3D effects actually involve the audience in the experience, making this one of the funnest films I have seen in a while. 

M0le

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« Reply #100 on: 06-24-2008 19:58 »

Eastern Promises
Those were the WORST JAPANESE ACCENTS I HAVE EVER HEARD.  no no

It was pretty brutal, too! I liked that. However, would I have said it was "Brutiful"? No, no I would not and that's a stupid portmanteau.

B+
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« Reply #101 on: 06-24-2008 20:13 »

What grade do you give Viggo Mortensen's penis?
M0le

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« Reply #102 on: 06-24-2008 21:29 »
« Last Edit on: 06-24-2008 21:29 »

I don't grade things I can get for free.

EDIT: For clarification, look NO FURTHER.
MrBlonde

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« Reply #103 on: 06-24-2008 21:47 »

This link makes me want to look further...
chay´s head

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« Reply #104 on: 07-16-2008 11:06 »

The Dark Knight

Wow.

Don't where to start really. Heath Ledger is absolutely amazing. Aaron Eckart is almost as brilliant. The story just keeps going and going and i didn't know where it was taking me, but i loved every minute of it. All of the actions sequences were perfectly executed. The amount of collateral in this film is very satisfying, not like in Supes or Spidey where the badies get a slap on the wrists and nobody gets hurt in the cross-fire. The gadgetry, equipment and vehicles are awesome.

I'm in Awe. I can't wait to see this again.

10/10 100% A+
tyraniak

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« Reply #105 on: 07-16-2008 11:52 »

Hopefully they'll have a midnight showing tomorrow, if not I'll catch it saturday or Sunday
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« Reply #106 on: 07-16-2008 18:49 »

The Love Guru

I LOVED! it. I thought this was Mike Myers best movie yet. Guru Pika makes me laugh more then Austin Powers and Wayne Campbell. I want to get the soundtrack
BirthdayClown

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« Reply #107 on: 07-16-2008 19:33 »

*shakes head*
Kryten

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« Reply #108 on: 07-16-2008 19:36 »

WALL-E will make you believe a garbage disposal can be cute.

I give it a 10.1 out of ten.
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« Reply #109 on: 07-16-2008 19:54 »

The Dark Night

The whole time I watched it all I could think was "a man who dresses up in tights to fight crime? and who is the mime?".

Bottom line: see it if you want some mindless action. Otherwise, the 'meh' story and dialauge is truely a pedestrian effort.

B-
MrBlonde

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« Reply #110 on: 07-16-2008 20:04 »

Dirty fuckin' Aussies. I want my Batman movie before you!
chay´s head

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« Reply #111 on: 07-16-2008 20:06 »

Suck it.
MrBlonde

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« Reply #112 on: 07-16-2008 20:11 »
« Last Edit on: 07-16-2008 20:11 »

I swear, Chay! I will hunt you down and use that weird ass Riddler invention to see your thoughts so I can watch the movie before everyone else. Or I'll just wait until Friday.
chay´s head

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« Reply #113 on: 07-16-2008 21:51 »

You could just use the mobile sonar device tha...

OH WAIT! YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE MOVIE YET! YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!

<3
BirthdayClown

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« Reply #114 on: 07-16-2008 22:48 »

MrBlonde isn't Australian?
bankrupt

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« Reply #115 on: 07-16-2008 23:04 »

Finally went and saw WALL-E last week.  I'm going to give it an A.

Beautiful animation here and a cute story to boot.  The animated short that was before the movie was good, too.  I'm hoping I can catch this one again before it moves out of the theater. 
MrBlonde

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« Reply #116 on: 07-17-2008 02:12 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by BirthdayClown:
MrBlonde isn't Australian?

No, I'm Newfoundlander, my island is better because it wasn't inhabited by criminals in the beginning...

chay´s head

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« Reply #117 on: 07-17-2008 02:17 »

Neither was ours.

Ours was inhabbited by Abah-diginals...

THEN came the criminals.

All this is a moot point, since we got to see batman before you.
M0le

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« Reply #118 on: 07-17-2008 03:30 »

But what has he done for us lately?
Beamer

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« Reply #119 on: 07-17-2008 05:01 »

 
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Originally posted by chay's head:
Neither was ours.

Ours was inhabbited by Abah-diginals...

So, in other words, it was inhabited by criminals.   roll eyes

*does the "unnecessary racism is fun" dance*
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