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i_c_weiner

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« on: 01-03-2009 01:55 »
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After being horribly BOTP'd by Fazor, here's the new reviews thread!


Here's my Top 10 for 2008 (of those movies I saw):
1. WALL-E
2. Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
3. The Dark Knight
4. Tropic Thunder
5. Iron Man
6. Cloverfield
7. Be Kind Rewind
8. Zack and Miri Make a Porno
9. The Incredible Hulk
10. Yes Man


Worst of 2008: Disaster Movie
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« Reply #1 on: 01-03-2009 01:57 »
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Link to the old movie review thread, for easy remembering of what it was called.
What was the last one before DaveMasons typo title? I want to see what movies I saw in early '08! Got it.

Top movies for me: Dark Knight, Iron Man, In Bruges, Slumdog Millionaire, WALL-E, Kung Fu Panda, Taken, JCVD, Pineapple Express, Dance Of The Dead, in roughly that order.

Honourable mentions, Stargate Continuum and Robert Downey Jr. in Tropic Thunder (just him and not the Xenu fancier)

FRAG
Documentary behind the scenes look at pro gaming in the US, following a few top cyberathlethes, the leagues that hold the tournaments and all the dirty truth of what actually goes on.
I'll stick to casual gaming please, kthxbai.

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« Reply #2 on: 01-03-2009 02:15 »

In no Bearticular order:

The Wrestler
Zack and Miri Make a Porno
Slumdog Millionaire
The Dark Knight
WALL-E
etc.

Too lazy to remember any others.
Books

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« Reply #3 on: 01-03-2009 03:54 »

Best: Wall E/Slumdog
Worst that I saw: Cloverfield

Just watched Mirrormask. Beautiful art and design, okay movie. - B minus
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« Reply #4 on: 01-03-2009 05:53 »

Bolt was almost as bad as Cloverfield.

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« Reply #5 on: 01-03-2009 06:38 »

Weinie, i agree about yes man, saw it last night and it was very good, the bit about pretty girls deserving to go to a ball was hilarious. Although i do think that jim has aged quite a bit, he seems a lot older now. I could remember what the rating for it was when i went in, so when he kept say "Gosh Darn it!" and stuff i was worried it was going to be very family, but then he busted out an F-bomb and i was happy.

I'll give it an A
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« Reply #6 on: 01-03-2009 07:07 »

It sounds like Books can't appreciate art.  Cloverfield was probably one of the best film experiences released this decade.  The direction of the film was second to none, the cinematography was beautiful, and the acting was superb.  The whole atmosphere of the movie engulfed audiences everywhere, and when I viewed the film, I honestly believed everything that my eyes and ears were feeling was absolutely real and genuine.  This is a movie that will be studied long after we are dead.  I have no doubt that because of this film, and this film alone, Mr. Abrams will be regarded as a genius of the highest calibre.
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« Reply #7 on: 01-03-2009 10:52 »

I got free tickects to see Slumdog Millionaire and I and going on Wednesday
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« Reply #8 on: 01-03-2009 15:24 »

Cloverrated
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« Reply #9 on: 01-03-2009 15:41 »

Cloverrated

OH ZING!

But frown

I enjoyed it very much!
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« Reply #10 on: 01-03-2009 16:03 »

Weinie, i agree about yes man, saw it last night and it was very good, the bit about pretty girls deserving to go to a ball was hilarious. Although i do think that jim has aged quite a bit, he seems a lot older now. I could remember what the rating for it was when i went in, so when he kept say "Gosh Darn it!" and stuff i was worried it was going to be very family, but then he busted out an F-bomb and i was happy.

I'll give it an A

My dad went on an AA meeting after seeing it, and there were 2 people who mentioned it, and apparently it's not everyday movies are mentioned.
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« Reply #11 on: 01-03-2009 16:08 »

It sounds like Books can't appreciate art.  Cloverfield was probably one of the best film experiences released this decade.  The direction of the film was second to none, the cinematography was beautiful, and the acting was superb.  The whole atmosphere of the movie engulfed audiences everywhere, and when I viewed the film, I honestly believed everything that my eyes and ears were feeling was absolutely real and genuine.  This is a movie that will be studied long after we are dead.  I have no doubt that because of this film, and this film alone, Mr. Abrams will be regarded as a genius of the highest calibre.

nah

Also, I know for a fact you didn't even see it. tongue
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« Reply #12 on: 01-03-2009 19:17 »
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Empire
John Leguizamo stars in a Latino Godfather/Scarface type of film from 2002, it's pretty cheesy and full of cliches, but it has some cool moments, like a fat gangsta who has all his guns hidden in his couch in case his club gets hit, even a button that launches a shotgun from behind the couch over his head and into his hands, hilarious!
"Oh my how I wish I wasn't so fat!"

But, I don't like

Peter Saarsgard was good as the investment banker and it has Denise Richards as his whorish girlfriend and Isabella Rossilini as a Columbian Drug Queen with huge "Janeway" hair, lolz!

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« Reply #13 on: 01-03-2009 20:01 »

It sounds like Books can't appreciate sarcasm.

Cloverfield didn't live up to the hype.  I have to admit, the lead-up to the film was pretty awesome, but the movie was a bit of letdown in comparison.  Unique?  Sure.  Good?  Well, it was better than Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls.
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« Reply #14 on: 01-03-2009 23:29 »

Would you let a 75 year old woman give you a blowjob if she was really really good at it?
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« Reply #15 on: 01-03-2009 23:30 »

Yes No.

Edit: I thought of the old lady in Titanic.  hmpf
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« Reply #16 on: 01-03-2009 23:32 »

What? How could you misinterpret me so drastically?!
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« Reply #17 on: 01-03-2009 23:45 »

That scene was silly. But I don't know I found that horny old lady adorable!
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« Reply #18 on: 01-04-2009 07:38 »

Although i do think that jim has aged quite a bit, he seems a lot older now.
That be true. I was just watching The Mask last week. He didn't have a single wrinkle then. And Cameron Diaz seemed to have bigger tits. Not that I was looking.

The old lady in Yes Man was creepy. But I suppose you'd want to show off your skills if you had 40 or so years of experience in a certain field. I liked the songs Zooey Deschanel sang.

Also saw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button a few days back. I'm not much of a Brad Pitt fan but that didn't stop me from enjoying it. Good mix of humour and drama. I may have cried a little.

Oh, and a few days before that we saw Madagascar 2. I don't remember much of that, just at the beginning I started wondering what The Lion King would have been like had they waited another 10-15 years to make it.
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« Reply #19 on: 01-04-2009 08:04 »

Step Brothers

Actually rented it a week ago, but never got around to watching it til my cousins came over and wanted to watch it. Ferrell's characters in recent movies just seem to be exactly the same with tweaks here and there, and this movie was no exception. However, despite this, it still can work with me at times, and add a little subtle emotion in it and you end up with a watchable, enjoyable 1.7 hour timekiller.

(B-)
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« Reply #20 on: 01-04-2009 16:15 »

Saw III- my everything hurts.
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #21 on: 01-04-2009 18:55 »
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I liked the songs Zooey Deschanel sang.
I liked more than just her singing.

Also saw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button a few days back. I'm not much of a Brad Pitt fan but that didn't stop me from enjoying it. Good mix of humour and drama. I may have cried a little.
I laughed a lot more than I felt sad, which was also the reaction from a lot of the audience. The lightning running gag was one of the best parts of the movie.
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« Reply #22 on: 01-05-2009 01:08 »

Saw III- my everything hurts.

The first Saw was brilliant. I can watch that over and over. Saw II was alright, understood there could be a sequel. Anything after that = complete shit and dragging out of an excellent idea.

Just like Matrix sequels.
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« Reply #23 on: 01-05-2009 01:15 »

<booze> enjoyed SAW III?
<gudbjorg> eww
<gudbjorg> have you seen it?
<booze> not sure what saws i saw
<booze> they're more or less the same anyway
<booze> psycho brutaly kills people, other people try to stop him, psycho kills more ... rinse and repeat
<gudbjorg> haha
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« Reply #24 on: 01-05-2009 01:22 »

I've seen 1-3 i think...

First was genuinely awesome, still somewhat fresh and unique and then they realised there was lots more money to be made. I'm still interested to see where they take the new ones, 4 i think sounded clever, that it was running simultaneously with 3, not sure if 5 is out, or due to come out soon, but i'll again be interested to see what they do with it now that Jigsaw is well and truly dead.
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« Reply #25 on: 01-05-2009 01:25 »

Let the Right One In

I won't go into a lot of praise, but it was brilliant. Probably my favourite movie from 2008. Such a good story in every way.

A+
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« Reply #26 on: 01-05-2009 02:37 »
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I have seen a fair few movies in my life that I would describe as mediocre. The remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still is not one of them.

I didn't come out if the cinema thinking it was a bad movie, I honest-to-god hated it. I haven't hated a movie this much since Terminator 3. I feel my existence is measurably worse for having seen it.

The story was preachy, patronizing and disjointed. The metaphors were dumb, the acting and dialogue were pathetic, and the tired themes and moral absolutes that it regurgitated were borderline fascistic.

The whole thing felt like the result of a moronic creative-writing assignment by a Che Guevara t-shirt-wearing first-year college student.

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« Reply #27 on: 01-05-2009 08:20 »

I've seen 1-3 i think...

First was genuinely awesome, still somewhat fresh and unique and then they realised there was lots more money to be made. I'm still interested to see where they take the new ones, 4 i think sounded clever, that it was running simultaneously with 3, not sure if 5 is out, or due to come out soon, but i'll again be interested to see what they do with it now that Jigsaw is well and truly dead.

He's not dead.  He never dies... they have yet more money to make.
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« Reply #28 on: 01-05-2009 08:23 »

I have seen a fair few movies in my life that I would describe as mediocre. The remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still is not one of them.

I didn't come out if the cinema thinking it was a bad movie, I honest-to-god hated it. I haven't hated a movie this much since Terminator 3. I feel my existence is measurably worse for having seen it.

The story was preachy, patronizing and disjointed. The metaphors were dumb, the acting and dialogue were pathetic, and the tired themes and moral absolutes that it regurgitated were borderline fascistic.

The whole thing felt like the result of a moronic creative-writing assignment by a Che Guevara t-shirt-wearing first-year college student.

What do you think the Che Guevara t-shirt-wearing first-year college student's name was?
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« Reply #29 on: 01-05-2009 13:58 »

Why is the english title for El Laberinto del fauno Pan's Labyrinth?
I thought it was pretty good, not going to watch it again in a while though.
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« Reply #30 on: 01-05-2009 19:20 »

I have seen a fair few movies in my life that I would describe as mediocre. The remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still is not one of them.

I didn't come out if the cinema thinking it was a bad movie, I honest-to-god hated it. I haven't hated a movie this much since Terminator 3. I feel my existence is measurably worse for having seen it.

The story was preachy, patronizing and disjointed. The metaphors were dumb, the acting and dialogue were pathetic, and the tired themes and moral absolutes that it regurgitated were borderline fascistic.

The whole thing felt like the result of a moronic creative-writing assignment by a Che Guevara t-shirt-wearing first-year college student.

What do you think the Che Guevara t-shirt-wearing first-year college student's name was?
Nasty Pasty?
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« Reply #31 on: 01-05-2009 19:31 »

ben: I would feel sorry for you, but you actually paid to see this atrocity, so instead I damn you for giving those shitheads your money.

Strike 1: remaking a classic film which did not require remaking.
Strike 2: casting Kanunu.
Strike 3: heavy-handed environmental message.
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« Reply #32 on: 01-05-2009 20:31 »

Why is the english title for El Laberinto del fauno Pan's Labyrinth?
because Faun sounds too much like Foal
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« Reply #33 on: 01-05-2009 21:19 »

I believe it's Keanu and he was the main thing holding my attention;

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« Reply #34 on: 01-05-2009 21:27 »

I think know how to spell Kanunu, thank you.
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« Reply #35 on: 01-05-2009 21:55 »

You're absolutely right.

Mr Smith was uneccessary, he had a terrible character.
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« Reply #36 on: 01-05-2009 22:02 »
« Last Edit on: 01-05-2009 22:52 »

The Wrestler

It was really good.


9/10
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« Reply #37 on: 01-05-2009 23:51 »

Still 50 minutes left of Letters from Iwo Jima....

A Clockwork Orange = o_O
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« Reply #38 on: 01-06-2009 06:04 »

Gran Torino

-Clint Eastwood plays the coolest badass character ever. Seriously, it's just fun to watch him.
-Unintentionally funny a lot of the time, but it works to it's advantage.
-Hammy acting from everyone other than Eastwood.
-It shouldn't be named Gran Torino, was hardly about the car at all...

Overall it was pretty fun  cool

8.3/10
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« Reply #39 on: 01-06-2009 06:10 »
« Last Edit on: 01-06-2009 06:16 »

The acting by the Hmongs isn't very good, but I'll excuse it because they've never acted before. Much props to Eastwood for using real Hmongs, but they would have benefited from more acting lessons, and filming should have maybe been pushed back until they were better. P.S. Clint Eastwood is the fucking man.

The whole thing is about the car, buddy!

8.29/10
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