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« Reply #280 on: 09-11-2009 05:34 »
« Last Edit on: 09-11-2009 05:37 »

I only rented it and haven't still got it.

EDIT: Best I can offer
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« Reply #281 on: 09-11-2009 05:40 »
« Last Edit on: 09-11-2009 05:55 »

Handbrake that shiiiiiit!

Better! tongue
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« Reply #282 on: 09-11-2009 06:00 »

I don't oooooown it! And i've not got the cash to buuuuuy it eiiiiiither!
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« Reply #283 on: 09-12-2009 06:21 »
« Last Edit on: 09-12-2009 06:33 »

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If you're curious about the movie, go see it. Oh wait, you still didn't get it? Yeah. Fuck you.

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« Reply #284 on: 09-13-2009 16:14 »

for now I can't decide if this is a movie to take your kids to or one to take your parents to.
Just came back from seeing Up and I understand what you mean. It has all those things that kids would love, but they might not appreciate the main storyline. That was really beautiful how they constructed such meaningful scenes without dialogue. I'd see it again.
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« Reply #285 on: 09-13-2009 18:18 »

Adventureland

For some reason, this movie reminded me of The Graduate--not in quality, really, but there was just this whole I'm-a-listless-college-grad vibe that I always associate with that movie. Anyway, it was funny and all, and despite the fact that I want to hate Kristen Stewart on principle (anyone involved with Twilight, really), she wasn't too bad. But there was just a hell of a lot of weed and booze and relationship drama, and only some of it was really engaging. Honestly, I think I would've enjoyed this a bit more if not for the last twenty minutes; it's just sort of tired thematically, and they drag it out for too long. Seriously, did anyone think the movie wasn't gonna end that way?

B+
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« Reply #286 on: 09-14-2009 04:59 »
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Let The Right One In (720p)
Awwww! love Charming, touching, horrifyingly creepily disturbing... eek frown cry

Pretty awesome though, some beautiful cinematography (great in HD), too bad I now fear small dark-haired girls, albino blonde waif kids, and old men... also butchers (unrelated to the film).
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« Reply #287 on: 09-14-2009 05:36 »

Twilight is my favourite movie you should have watched it instead
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« Reply #288 on: 09-14-2009 05:36 »

worst bianca impression ever
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« Reply #289 on: 09-14-2009 06:13 »

Jacob's Ladder is a great movie. I never saw the other two.

Jacob's Ladder is my favorite movie. It's very underrated.

District 9

Best romantic movie ever. Nothing says I want to be with you like watching guys get their shit rocked and exploding into a million bloody pieces. And awesome aliens. That is love right there.

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« Reply #290 on: 09-15-2009 09:55 »

One-Sentence Reviews

Paul Blart: Mall Cop
This would have been awesome if they’d thought to make it funny.

Secret Window
Judging by the depth that Mr. Depp immerses himself into some of his characters, I reckon this is actually going to happen to him one day –

Me, Myself & Irene
The slapstick stuff’s mostly pretty dull, but there’s enough real hilarity to cover for it.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
A brilliant conceptual film with Jim Carrey at his finest that makes the viewer wonder if it’s possible to selectively erase their memory of having seen Dumb & Dumber.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Now impossible to take seriously because of that Simpsons episode… you know, the one with ‘Michael Jackson’.

Every Which Way But Loose
I wanted to like it because it’s Clint, but couldn’t on account of it being pointless and unfunny.

Heroes: The Movie Push
I’m sure fourteen-year-old Dakota Fanning in her tiny skirt brandishing guns and a tart attitude was a treat for all the paedophiles in the audience, but it just made me very uneasy.

Inglourious Basterds (Inglorious Bastards)
Wow, that was ever-so overrated! smile
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« Reply #291 on: 09-16-2009 03:52 »

Monsters vs Aliens (720p)
I was hoping to see this in the cinema when it was out but didn't, it's pretty good, few laughs, great CGI stuff happening every now and then, looks great on my LCD too.

Some of the voices didn't sound like the actors who supposedly did them, the army general sounded more lke the "War were declared" guy from Futurama, but the credits said it was Keifer Sutherland... wha?

B-
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« Reply #292 on: 09-16-2009 06:25 »

the army general sounded more lke the "War were declared" guy from Futurama, but the credits said it was Keifer Sutherland... wha?

I decided it was Sutherland doing his best John Dimaggio impression.
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« Reply #293 on: 09-17-2009 02:28 »

Anvil: The Story of Anvil
Touching, Spinal Tap in real life, go Anvil! \m/
Great documentary about a the Canadian metal band who just didn't quit, the lead singer Lips and his buddy and drummer Robb seem like nice everyday guys who didn't get their chance in the 80s but kept stickin it to the man anyway.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
Chris O' Dowd, (Irish guy from the IT Crowd) and his friends on a pretty good time travelling pub adventure, similar to Shaun Of The Dead/Lesbian Vampire Killers, (though not as bad as LVK), and Anna Faris shows up a few times.
Throw in some special effects and a few clever time travel encounter gags and you have a good movie!

B+
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« Reply #294 on: 09-17-2009 11:18 »

Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
Chris O' Dowd, (Irish guy from the IT Crowd) and his friends on a pretty good time travelling pub adventure, similar to Shaun Of The Dead/Lesbian Vampire Killers, (though not as bad as LVK), and Anna Faris shows up a few times.
Throw in some special effects and a few clever time travel encounter gags and you have a good movie!

B+

Will have to look for this one.

Thanks faze.
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« Reply #295 on: 09-18-2009 02:52 »
« Last Edit on: 09-18-2009 02:53 »

I have several older movies to recommend.We are changing providers and my TiVo will go as well.
Howards End.A great Forster book became a thought provoking movie.Class struggle in Victorian Britain.Anthony Hopkins who is wonderful in everything(except maybe Fracture)Emma Thompson and Helena Bonham Carter star.It shows how big an ass you can become if you have a ruthless drive.

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Gosford Park.Murder mystery done by one of the greatest American directors,Robert Altman.But the movie is not about solving the crime,it's the interaction of gentry and servants in an English country estate.Helen Mirren is superb as well as Clive Owen and the ever excellent Alan Bates.headline a solid cast.


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I have put Jacobs Ladder in my Top Ten List.This is one of the most discussed movies on IMDb.The ending has the same feel as Mulholland Dr.In fact in my opinion Lynch has borrowed the premise from Jacobs Ladder.
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« Reply #296 on: 09-18-2009 20:42 »

Gregory's Girl (1981)

When one thinks of the best school based films this gem is often overlooked in favour of well known American films which is a shame as Gregory's Girl is just as good. It certainly has a very British feel to it, Gregory plays in the school's football team which has lost every match of their season, instead of shouting at the team the coach wearily holds a try out for new players. The only person trying out who is any good is Dorothy... the coach doesn't want a girl on the team but reluctantly lets her join as he really has nothing to lose. As soon as he sees her play Gregory falls in love with her and sets about getting a date with her.

John Gordon Sinclair does a great job as awkward teenager Gregory and there is a fine supporting cast including Dee Hepburn as Dorothy, Clare Grogan as Susan, a friend of Dorothy's who likes Gregory and young Allison Forster who, in her only acting role, was delightful as Gregory's sister Madeline. It helps that the main actors aren't in their mid-twenties and the school is clearly populated by children.

While the main plot is obviously about Gregory there are also plenty of other interesting characters including two boys who work for the school magazine who make money selling photographs of Dorothy in an unofficial shop they've set up in the boys' toilets, here we also see Gregory's brother selling assorted pastries and various boys having a smoke. Even though there are lots of surreal moments this film seems to be one of the most realistic portrayals of a school; the children all seem like real school children, at least from a British perspective. We don't have the standard group of cliques we would get in a US school drama and nobody really cares that the football team is useless.

I'd certainly recommend this film to anybody wanting a good laugh and a fairly accurate depiction of life at a British School.

9/10
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« Reply #297 on: 09-19-2009 05:32 »

In our home we have a Bill Forsyth grotto where we worship this Scottish genius.My personal favorite movie of his is Local Hero (with a stupendous soundtrack by Mark Knoffler) but Comfort and Joy is also well loved.

For a crazy premise try That Sinking Feeling,where a group of youths steal a warehouse full of sinks.

Come back Bill Forsyth,we miss you.
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« Reply #298 on: 09-19-2009 20:59 »

I just watched "Away We Go" on a whim. I really loved it smile It's got Jim from the Office. It's a hipster movie but way better than Juno.

9.2/10
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« Reply #299 on: 09-20-2009 10:51 »

Jason X

I can't say how this compares to other films in the "Friday the Thirteenth" franchise as I'd only seen one of them before and that was twenty years ago. Thankfully you don't really need to have seen previous instalments to understand what is going on. We are told several times that the hockey mask wearing Jason Vorhees is an unstoppable killer then we see him killing lots of people who's efforts to kill him barely slow him down.

I don't know it is was deliberate but this film seemed to have elements of lots of other science fiction films including: Alien (unstoppable killer in space), Demolition Man (Killer and person who knows what he is cryogenically frozen) and Aliens (gung-ho space soldiers killed easily and somebody trying to keep the danger alive for money). While this might make the film derivative it didn't spoil the entertainment for me.

The film opens with Jason chained up in preparation for cryogenic imprisonment at a facility run by Rowan, a scientist played by Lexa Doig. Soon the military turn up to take Jason away for research but before one can say "psycho killer" Jason is out of his chains and they are dead. Rowan lures him to the cryogenic chamber and captures him, unfortunately for her he breaches the container and she is also frozen. Four hundred years later the Earth is uninhabitable and the facility is being examined by archaeologists who find Rowan and Jason and take them back to their spaceship. Once there there thaw Rowan and assure her that Jason is dead. Of course he is soon on his feet killing scantily clad students and soldiers in a variety of imaginative ways.

While nobody was about to win any acting Oscars for this I thought Lexa Doig did a good enough job as Rowan, Lisa Ryder was OK as android Kay-Em 14 and Peter Mensah put in a decent performance as Sgt. Brodski, the rest of the cast were fairly forgettable, they were just there to look pretty and die. The special effects were pretty good for the most part, certainly better than I'd expected from part ten of a slasher franchise.

Several people have said this will only appeal to fans of the series, I have to disagree with this as I thought it was fun... perhaps it only appeals to fans of the series or fans of second rate science fiction.

6/10
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« Reply #300 on: 09-20-2009 16:21 »

I have to finish watching SLC Punk today, I will edit this space when I do.
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« Reply #301 on: 09-22-2009 23:45 »

I just watched "Away We Go" on a whim. I really loved it smile It's got Jim from the Office. It's a hipster movie but way better than Juno.

9.2/10

I wanted to punch Maggie Gyllenhaal in her face.
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« Reply #302 on: 09-22-2009 23:58 »

Why does that not surprise me? I can imagine you wanting to punch most mild and inoffensive people in the face.
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« Reply #303 on: 09-24-2009 08:40 »

So I went to see Up today and here's my mini review:

Wow. That was even better than I thought it would be, and I thought it would be good... That's the review... I know, it's not much but I'm tired and not very good at reviews...
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« Reply #304 on: 09-24-2009 09:12 »

300

It's been out for a while, but I just saw it.  Visually striking, amazing CGI, extremely bloody & gory.  Story was good (especially the voiceover), but historically inaccurate (the battle of Thermopolye was fought by 300 Spartans AND about 1000 other Greeks from assorted city states against the Persians).  Unfortunately, they didn't explain how this uniting of Greeks eventually inspired Greece to abandon their city states & unite into one country, which exported, amongst other things, the concept of Democracy (if the Greeks hadn't stayed in the Thermopolye pass, Democracy might never have been introduced to the rest of the world).   But, that's just nitpicking.  Overall, well worth the money.

9/10
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« Reply #305 on: 09-24-2009 09:15 »
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historically inaccurate

Not surprising. It was based on the comic book, not the actual historical event.
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« Reply #306 on: 09-24-2009 11:12 »

And comic books cannot be historically accurate?

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« Reply #307 on: 09-24-2009 11:30 »

I can't wait to watch 500 days of summer because I'm just in the mood for some cheesy romantic comedy.

Come on, October!
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« Reply #308 on: 09-24-2009 11:46 »
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I was just about to make the comment "and I suppose 300 was based on a historical event, hahah you are quite the cad, Ben", and then I realised somebody actually WAS talking about 300. hmpf

Zelig
My new personal favourite Woody Allen, along with the last eighth of Everything You Wanted To Know About Sex. Favourite scene: the masturbation class that starts early without him. YES I LIKE IT WHEN WOODY ALLEN MAKES JOKES ABOUT GENITALS BECAUSE I HAVE A FUNCTIONING PAIR OF ONE OR MORE OF THEM. Like all best Woody Allen movies sans Sleeper, it's best to imagine the whole thing as a setup for a one liner, but I can't pretend I don't like them.

Funny, fast, full of familiarity, and to break the alliteration, vaguely historical (Adolphe Mejoue and Red Grange!?! eek ), and once again I have to be amazed at how successful Woody Allen is with women compared to everyone else, but it appeals to everyone's interests. Shoudn't take much effort to find and watch; so HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. smile

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The Life and Death of Colon el Blimp
One of only a few movies I've seen lately that I highly recommend. Best way to describe it would be as season 4 of Blackadder, roughly 50 YEARS AHEAD OH YEAH AND IN ACTUAL WARTIME PROBABLY DURING THE BLITZ. HOLY Bananas they were bold.

I can't remember any quotes but I wrote some down a few weeks ago and it's taken me so long to write a review that I lost those notes. If you see it based on this, assume anything that makes you smirk was seen before you by me and smirked at pre-emptively. smile

And before either of us, Churchill hated it and smoked his ugly fat cigars dismissively. frown

A+
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« Reply #309 on: 09-24-2009 20:34 »

The Hunt For Gollum
Decent but clearly fan made short film heavily influenced by the Peter Jackson trilogy, script, visuals and music-wise.
After meeting Gandalf, Aragorn (an ok Viggo Mortenson lookalike, if not a bit stoned looking sometimes, lols pipeweed!) volunteers to hunt for Gollum to find out where he's been and how he lost the ring to Bilbo.
Some orcs show up and there's a nice fight scene
The CGI is mostly amateur looking but they had one good shot of Gollum at the end.

C+
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« Reply #310 on: 09-24-2009 20:56 »

Iron Man

was a shockingly good movie for what it was.

B
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« Reply #311 on: 09-24-2009 21:00 »

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« Reply #312 on: 09-24-2009 23:02 »

Zombieland

Got to see a sneak preview last night, and if you love Zombies, you have to, HAVE TO see this movie.  I love zombie movies, and this is my new favorite, it is a better version of Shaun of the Dead (very hard to believe) and has enough violence to keep you happy.  Please go see this movie, and don't waste your money on the likes of, well, most of the other crap that is out there at the moment

10/10
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« Reply #313 on: 09-26-2009 03:15 »

The Long Goodbye
Cool 70s detective noir type deal, murder mystery with jazz music!

And Arnold Schwarzenegger! Holy shit it took me a few seconds to notice but it's totally him, his 2nd movie!

Anyhoo, Gould is the cool talkin, constantly cigarette lighting and smoking private dick, who lives in his sweet pad next to topless hippy girls with his uppity cat, then everything goes sideways when his friend shows up and people start dying.

It's pretty good but has aged a bit, I don't expect a bluray release anytime soon, also some of the scenes seemed unrehearsed, but it wasn't distracting. Great ending.

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« Reply #314 on: 09-26-2009 15:13 »

500 Days of Summer
Quite liked that one. It seemed a bit slow, but that started to make sense toward the end. The penis game was great, I remember girls playing that back when I was in high school. Amazing what joy one word being said louder and louder can bring. Also enjoyed Zooey Deschanel (She and Him) being part of the soundtrack, heard some of their stuff before, quite folksy and sweet. Haven't seen Joseph Gordon-Levitt in a long while. Now I want to watch 3rd Rock From the Sun.
Also liked Tom's grumpy little speech about greeting cards. That's why I've been making my own cards for my friends' birthdays and such for so many years. smile

7/10
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« Reply #315 on: 09-26-2009 19:41 »

You went without me? frown
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« Reply #316 on: 09-27-2009 02:19 »

The Haunted World of El Superbeasto
 
Was made up of mostly this...



It didn't have hardly any of these...





I'm glad I saw it for free but I'm more like this:



I give it a D because the animation was the only good thing in it.
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« Reply #317 on: 09-27-2009 05:43 »
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Interesting, must be awesome to get a D...

Anyhoo,
Sleep Dealer
Mexican sci fi set in the future where immigration to US is no longer necessary due to a sort of internet "Matrix", where workers can control robots across the border by connecting into the system through electrical nodes hooked into their nervous systems in these big labour Matrix factories in Tijuana.
A young farmer guy, Memo, accidentally hacks into the military "Matrix" one day and his father is killed in the resulting attack on his home, so he has to go work in one of these factories to support his family.
He meets Luz, who helps him get his "nodes" to connect him to the Matrix an find a job (a cool scene where he connects for the first time and is overwhelmed when he discovers he's controlling a robot welder on a high skyscraper in California)
Anyway he develops a relationship with Luz (the lovely Leonor Varela love ).

I found it really interesting, has many parallels with todays society of disconnection from face to face contact and replacing it with technology, even the video calls he makes to his home town is not satisfying for him, like it is today.
He also starts going blind from being connected too much, square goggles!

Fantastic movie.

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Death Sentence
Revenge flick starring Kevin Bacon.
His son gets killed by a gang and in taking his revenge by killing the young initate who did it, he starts a war with the gang, pretty standard stuff but the last half hour or so is pretty cool, just Bacon as a broken man with not much left to live for (well sorta).

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« Reply #318 on: 09-27-2009 08:06 »
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I love that a guy named Bacon has a nose like a pig's.


One-Sentence Reviews

Appaloosa
I will not stand for Renee Zellweger being made into a slut!  mad

There Will be Blood
This was the worst comedy ever – I didn’t even laugh once.

The Rookie
Conveniently collects every single cop movie cliché into one handy package.

The Assassination of Richard Nixon
Submitted for your approval – the most inept assassin in history.

Joy Division
The Second World War has never been less interesting.

Flatliners
You can’t dislike a film that has Jack Bauer getting beaten up by a little kid.

Mirrors
.emal fo dnik saw tI

The Pursuit of Happiness
Frustratingly unrealistic in that it depicts a person trying their hardest to achieve success and actually achieving it.
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« Reply #319 on: 09-28-2009 06:28 »

UP

Dawwwww, this movie was niiice. smile Pretty tragic start though... But after all that it was a very good story, didn't really know what the story was other than the obvious and I was glad. Doug is one of my favorite characters now, so awesome.

I give it two thumbs up!

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