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« Reply #120 on: 07-29-2009 22:13 »

I liked the old one too, but the current one has actually really grown on me Books..  It just sort of seems to suit you somehow...

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I was happy to see it at the Oriental theater a few weeks ago...

I never go to movies anymore, but god I used to love the Oriental.  I remember when my parents used to take me there when I was like 10, 11, 12, 13, I always used to think it was so awesome and exotic.


I always enjoyed climbing up the staircase..
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« Reply #121 on: 07-29-2009 23:37 »

I never go to movies anymore, but god I used to love the Oriental.  I remember when my parents used to take me there when I was like 10, 11, 12, 13, I always used to think it was so awesome and exotic.
I always enjoyed climbing up the staircase..
Yea, the staircase to nowhere lol...or is there a bathroom up there? I can never remember.
They still have the live organ music before weekend evening shows too, it is great!
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« Reply #122 on: 07-30-2009 01:41 »

I liked the old one too, but the current one has actually really grown on me Books..  It just sort of seems to suit you somehow...

That's exactly what I think. It's bizarre and doesn't make any sense! With also with a sense of humour and friendship. Also I like the shade of green, there's no other avatar with that green.
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« Reply #123 on: 07-30-2009 01:58 »

Yes, it's a very friendly and warmhearted avatar somehow. smile

Yea, the staircase to nowhere lol...or is there a bathroom up there? I can never remember.

There are totally bathrooms up there!  Well, at least the women's one, anyway. Don't remember but I would think the men's one would be there too.
Also I think I saw Amadeus there.

Random on-topicness: Amadeus is a very good movie.
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« Reply #124 on: 07-30-2009 01:59 »

It's probably in my top 10.
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« Reply #125 on: 07-30-2009 20:45 »

There are totally bathrooms up there!  Well, at least the women's one, anyway.
That must be why I never go up there, I don't think there is a men's room...
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Random on-topicness: Amadeus is a very good movie.
It really is, F. Murray Abraham is brilliant.

has anyone seen The Hurt Locker yet? I thought it looked pretty interesting....
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« Reply #126 on: 07-30-2009 21:05 »

Yeah it was ok.
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« Reply #127 on: 08-01-2009 06:30 »

Public Enemies
Michael Mann, creamy beige, black and blue tones in gorgeous HD with extra loud and realistic sounding gunfights and Depp charisma-ing the ass off John Dillinger.

Supoib. love

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I'll prolly see this instead of Harry Potter and the Half-Arsed Rewrite.

Traitor - do that and we are over.  You know damn well I am serious too.

Seen it, finally.

It wasn't brilliant, but it wasn;t as bad as I was expecting. Hoorah for low expectations!

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« Reply #128 on: 08-01-2009 06:44 »

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I also felt that the young Voldemort was not as well played as in Chamber Of Secrets. They should have kept the same actor.

You mean the actor who was, at time of filming CoS, already substantially older than the age Riddle was in Dumbledore's memories in HBP?
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« Reply #129 on: 08-01-2009 07:29 »

Yes. That one.
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« Reply #130 on: 08-01-2009 07:49 »

Orphan

This wasn't a bad movie for a "Bad Seed" rip off. I really liked it. Too bad I couldn't watch the last 10 mins of the movie. frown

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« Reply #131 on: 08-01-2009 18:21 »

The Seveth Seal - I generally like classic movies like this, but it was just plain boring sleep 5/10
Fried Green Tomatoes - I really love this movie for some reason, great sense of putting you in that time period and living it.. 9.5/10
The Reader - Alright...some strange plot turns O_o 7.5/10
Philadelphia - This made me realize I really like court movies... Tom Hanks has AIDS frown 8.5/10
Meet Joe Black - Early on it was really funny, but it turns so sappy red face 7/10
Rain Man - I'm a very good driver 8/10
Face/off - Decent action movie, yay face cutting off faces 7.5/10
Platoon - War goes boom, average movie 8/10
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« Reply #132 on: 08-02-2009 22:09 »

Man on Fire

When I first watched this film it left a nasty taste in my mouth however I gave it a second chance and found myself enjoying it far more than the first time. The acting can't really be faulted, especially that of Denzel Washington John Creasy as the alcoholic, suicidal ex-CIA officer and Dakota Fanning as Pita, the young girl he is employed to protect.

Some people might think the opening hour is too slow however I thought it was the strongest part of the film as it shows the burgeoning friendship between Creasy and Pita so by the time she is kidnapped the viewer will care about her character and understand why Creasy is taking it so personally. While the first hour is all about setting up the story and character development the remainder of the film is almost non-stop action as Creasy works his way through everybody involved in Pita's abduction and the corrupt police officers who ambushed the ransom drop.

Some of scenes where Creasy tortures those involved for information about those higher up the organisation are fairly gruelling and I can understand some viewers feeling uncomfortable seeing such methods employed by a character we were supposed to identify with. Unfortunately the film is edited in a fairly jarring way with rather too much frantic camera movements, subtitles to words spoken in English and cuts every second or two in action scenes.

7/10
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« Reply #133 on: 08-03-2009 02:10 »

Miss March
Pretty stupid road trip sex comedy, best bits are all in the trailer really.

Don't bother/10

I Love You Man
Meh, Jon Favreau was good, and the Rush music... he looks for a friend, finds gay guys, Lou "The Hulk" Ferrigno and JK Simmons are in it, he finds friend for his best man, The End.

Just watch the trailer/10
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« Reply #134 on: 08-03-2009 02:31 »

Man on Fire

7/10

I hate Tony Scott's style! Should've watched Man on Wire.
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« Reply #135 on: 08-03-2009 03:20 »

The Crow - 7.5/10

The Crow: City of Angels - 2.5/10
W-T-F, seriously, what where they thinking?

American History X - 9/10

The Fifth Element - 8/10
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« Reply #136 on: 08-03-2009 05:56 »
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My Bloody Valentine THREEEEEEEEDEEEEEEEEEEE!

Didn't watch it in 3D as there was 4 of us and only 2 pairs of glasses. You could still easily tell the stuff that was supposed to scare you in 3D. Very generic slasher film, so terrible acting, shitty lines, but one HILARIOUS 5 minute scene involving a midget being killed and a woman running around completely naked for an extended period of time. Lame ending.

2 flapping boobs out of 10.

Taxi Driver

Meeeeeeh. I was expecting a lot from this. It was really good at the start, Deniro was really good, and watching it all start off quite nicely was jarring considering i knew that bad things were going to happen, but once it started to transition and then he met Iris for realz, it just kinda, i dunno, wrapped up really quickly. Felt a bit cheated! Also:

I think (I think i think, it's been a while since i watched it) Falling Down was a better "Dude slowly going crazy" movie.
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« Reply #137 on: 08-03-2009 06:08 »

concerning taxi driver: chay: was he really not put in jail? did he really even survive it? wink
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« Reply #138 on: 08-03-2009 06:20 »

Yes.

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On the Laserdisc audio commentary, Scorsese acknowledged several critics' interpretation on the film's ending being Bickle's dying dream. However, he admitted that the last scene of Bickle glancing at an unseen object implies that he might fall into rage and recklessness in the future, and he is like "a ticking time bomb."[19] Writer Paul Schrader confirms this in his commentary on the 30th anniversary DVD, stating that Travis "is not cured by the movie's end," and that, "he's not going to be a hero next time."[20]
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« Reply #139 on: 08-03-2009 06:38 »

well, there has obviously been some time between the shooting and the scene after, as can be seen on bickle's hair... so who knows what happened in that time?
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« Reply #140 on: 08-03-2009 06:40 »

He was in a coma!
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« Reply #141 on: 08-03-2009 06:44 »

or in jail...
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« Reply #142 on: 08-03-2009 07:00 »

The newspaper clippings on his wall say something about hospital, and him being let out as soon as he is better, and how he is a hero. Nothing about Jail.
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« Reply #143 on: 08-03-2009 07:40 »

Some people chose to interpretate the epilogue as an eleborate fantasy sequence JUST BECAUSE it kinda makes sense. mad
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« Reply #144 on: 08-03-2009 08:28 »

Man on Fire

7/10

I hate Tony Scott's style! Should've watched Man on Wire.

That was on TV last night and I recorded it. I watched Man on Fire because my brother gave me his copy... it got bonus points for being free tongue
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« Reply #145 on: 08-03-2009 17:27 »

The Crow - 7.5/10

The Crow: City of Angels - 2.5/10
W-T-F, seriously, what where they thinking?
You rented them. It's not the 90s anymore man!

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American History X - 9/10

The Fifth Element - 8/10
I forgive you tho.
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« Reply #146 on: 08-03-2009 17:33 »

Orgazmo
I think someone told me I should see this movie about 4 years ago. Well I only just saw it at the shops the other day for a few bucks, so screw you. There were some good moments but I suppose it has aged a bit now. I was only 11 or so when it was made so I can't really pass too much judgement. The "I don't want to sound like a queer or nuthin'" bits were still amusing.

6/10

It made me want to see Baseketball again. I actually used my VCR for the first time in 2 years and watched it. Still makes me laugh when they start pashing.

Harry Potter and that second last thing he does apparenlty
So what happens next? Prof. Snape gets a gold star from Voldemort and Harry gets jealous? The plot thickens.

7/10 I guess. They aren't that bad.
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« Reply #147 on: 08-03-2009 21:48 »

Saw the Japanese film Departures on Friday...
Thought the plot was interesting: professional cellist loses job, moves back to hometown with his wife -mom dead 2 years past, dad left when he was 6- needs work, finds work "casketing" which involves preparing the dead for their departure in a rather elaborate ceremony while the family looks on. It isn't nearly as gruesome as it sounds, and the audience follows the main character as he finds the beauty in his new art. Expect some very funny scenes as well as some very reflective moments as the main character deals with his own experiences with life,death, and his past. I enjoyed it, although it could have benefited from a tighter script on occasion...
a solid B, 8/10
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« Reply #148 on: 08-03-2009 23:01 »

Apocalypto
I was a on a bit of a Central/South American buzz after reading Lost City of Z (El Dorado) by David Grann, so I thought this was great, had all the jungles and fightin tribes I was looking for!
Mel Gibson makes what essentially is a chase movie, lots of running through the jungle, it's a bit like if Arnie and the guys were chasing the Predator, but they were still slowly getting picked off... a reverse twist!
The sets and costumes are great, and the unknown actors make it very believable, I don't think I'd have liked it if it was a face-painted Brad Pitt vs a face-painted Edward Norton... Meatloaf could be the big Mayan god guy!
(dammit why did Fight Club have to pop into my head!)

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« Reply #149 on: 08-04-2009 01:45 »

Apocalypto
I was a on a bit of a Central/South American buzz after reading Lost City of Z (El Dorado) by David Grann, so I thought this was great, had all the jungles and fightin tribes I was looking for!
Mel Gibson makes what essentially is a chase movie, lots of running through the jungle, it's a bit like if Arnie and the guys were chasing the Predator, but they were still slowly getting picked off... a reverse twist!
The sets and costumes are great, and the unknown actors make it very believable, I don't think I'd have liked it if it was a face-painted Brad Pitt vs a face-painted Edward Norton... Meatloaf could be the big Mayan god guy!
(dammit why did Fight Club have to pop into my head!)

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Check out The Mosquito Coast then! It's my favourite movie ^_^
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091557/
ignore the imdb rating, it's bullshit.
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« Reply #150 on: 08-04-2009 02:24 »

The Crow - 7.5/10

The Crow: City of Angels - 2.5/10
W-T-F, seriously, what where they thinking?
You rented them. It's not the 90s anymore man!
who said i rented them? i own them... it's a Steelbook with both movies in them
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« Reply #151 on: 08-05-2009 14:39 »

Clerks. - 8/10

Terminator 2: Judgment Day - 9/10 (very good picture quality in BLU)

Batman - 7/10 (also watched in BLU)

Mallrats - 7/10

Chasing Amy - 7.5/10



planned for today on BLU via projector:
Watchmen DC
Batman Returns
Batman Forever
Batman & Robin
(or however many i can watch)
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« Reply #152 on: 08-05-2009 20:16 »

I'm pretty sure watching Batman and Robin in BLU is gonna give you cancer. As opposed to the super-cancer you got by just watching the movie at all.
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« Reply #153 on: 08-05-2009 20:22 »

i watched worse movies...
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« Reply #154 on: 08-05-2009 23:21 »

Lesbian Vampire Killers
Gah what a mess of a movie, I know it's supposed to be silly but it had no style or pace or put together-ness like Shaun Of The Dead.

Meh.

D+
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« Reply #155 on: 08-05-2009 23:28 »

Is it just me or are Horne & Corden a load of crap if they're not in Gavin & Stacey?

In other news, I second the recommendation of Man On Wire, awesome documentary...
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« Reply #156 on: 08-06-2009 12:44 »

I watched a good vampire film:

Let the Right One In

I'd heard lots of good things about about this film so ordered the DVD as soon as it was listed, when it arrived I was not disappointed. "Let the Right One In" is different to any other vampire film I've seen; instead of the vampire appearing to be superhuman she appears to be a vulnerable young girl, there are no "transformation scenes" where her fangs grow, in fact we never see her looking anything other than like a young girl.

Oskar is a young boy who is being bullied by a group of boys at school, his life changes when Eli, a girl of about his age, moves in next door. There is something different about Eli, even though there is snow all around she doesn't wear warm clothes and doesn't appear to feel the cold and is only out at night. As the film progresses a friendship develops and Oskar learns that Eli isn't the same as other girls but he doesn't seem to mind. While they are getting closer the local population is understandably starting to get concerned about the increasing number of strange deaths in the area.

Kåre Hedebrant and Lina Leandersson perform brilliantly as Oskar and Eli their make difficult roles seem completely natural and very tender. They really make the viewer care for their characters. The supporting cast are good too, it is nice to see a film that is populated by real people, none of them are the beautiful people one would have expected if this were a Hollywood production. The opening was fairly slow and I feared it might be boring but as the film progressed I realised that the slow start had in fact served to draw me in and care for the characters so when the action increased and they were endangered I cared for them more than I may have done otherwise.

I'd strongly recommend this film to anybody who isn't disturbed by the sight of blood, it is a beautiful and tender story which doesn't rely on excessive CGI and explosions.

10/10
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« Reply #157 on: 08-07-2009 00:32 »

Is it just me or are Horne & Corden a load of crap if they're not in Gavin & Stacey?


It's not just you. They're terrible outside of Gavin & Stacey. Same way that Mitchell and Webb just aren't as good outside of Peep Show.
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« Reply #158 on: 08-07-2009 02:59 »

Funny People

OK movie, tried a little too hard to be both comedy and drama and didn't pull of either C+
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« Reply #159 on: 08-07-2009 03:33 »

Moon
Sam Rockwell is excellent as a lone lunar mining station contractor in this depressing kind of psychological sci-fi.
Kevin Spacey (voice) is a kind of HAL type AI robot friend to him and the only other cast with some significant screentime.
It's a simple sci-fi story really but so well executed with great acting and well designed sets (some Alien/2001: A Space Oddessy in there).
Oh yeah and Clint Mansell fans will like the score.

Look out for Effy from Skins too.

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