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BirthdayClown

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« Reply #120 on: 01-10-2010 04:18 »

Well, it's 2 women going at it while a bunch of men watch. Is that an orgy?
Gorky

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« Reply #121 on: 01-10-2010 04:20 »

I think an orgy is what you make of it.
hobbitboy

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« Reply #122 on: 01-10-2010 09:03 »



      it goes

      1.incredibles
      2.walle
      3.ratatoille
      4.up
      ...
      ...
      27. bugs life
      28. cars


   Is that including the next 18 moxies [edit] movies [/edit] that Pixar has yet to make?



   yep, i'm anticipating that pixar will one day start making moxies, and that those moxies win't be as good as up.


Nor, apparently, as bad as A Bug's Life.

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Monsieur Fuzzywuvems

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« Reply #123 on: 01-10-2010 19:12 »

I find the fact that all Pixar movies are so critically lauded kind of telling of a certain formula that the studio follows (I read something to this effect in a review of Up, actually). Then again, Disney movies are formulaic, too, and yet I generally love 'em unconditionally. Maybe I'm still just wary of any animation that's not 2D; I'm too damn set in my ways.

EDIT: Faze, is there an orgy in that movie? For some reason, I recall being promised a drug-fueled orgy of some kind when perusing Requiem's article on Wikipedia one day.

They follow a formula but it's a very good formula which allows them to follow up a film about a french rat who's a chef with a post apocalyptic sci fi epic.

Pretty much all art follows some kind of formula
Jezzem

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« Reply #124 on: 01-11-2010 05:59 »

Fantastic Mr Fox

I really loved this movie. The animation (Stop-motion is always awesome) and the storyline were both great and I really liked the voice acting.

This is definitely an A+
rach_the_tall

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« Reply #125 on: 01-11-2010 14:40 »

Hey, I watched that tonight too!

Fantastic Mr. Fox, a review by Rachael - someone ultimately superior and probably taller than Jezzem.

I enjoyed. It was visually excellent- unsurprising, Wes is a hipster jerk's dream who must play to his strengths. But it was obviously more about painting a beautiful picture than executing plot/ developing characters. Still, I'm glad I went to see it. I enjoy wildlife speaking like WASPS and wearing tan suits. Oh, and Clooney, Meryl Streep and Schwartzman were all perfectly cast. God, I love that guy.

B+
DogDoo8

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« Reply #126 on: 01-11-2010 14:52 »

Wow, make that another aussie that just saw this movie tonight.

Hands down loved the removal of all bad language and replacing it with just one word.

Nice little movie with a very home made feel about it.

8/10
Tedward

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« Reply #127 on: 01-11-2010 15:28 »

I'm terribly behind when it comes to the Pixar catalogue

Me too; I haven't seen Ratatouille, WALL-E, or Up...I should probably change that at some point, as I've generally enjoyed the Pixar films so far. However, I will agree with those who have found Cars to be the least impressive so far...I can't really explain why I feel that way, but I just didn't like it anywhere near as much as some of the other ones.
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« Reply #128 on: 01-11-2010 15:31 »
« Last Edit on: 01-11-2010 15:34 »

rach are you watching Schwartzenemans Bored to Death show? It's pretty good.

Anyhoo,
By the People: The Election of Barack Obama
BBC decided to show this roughly 2 years after the fact for some raisin, HBO documentary behind the scenes of Obamas election to El PresidentÚ.
The actual following of him is pretty standard he seems like a nice enough guy, but the main story is about his campaigners and their hard work and how moved they are when it pays off, decent documentary nothing groundbreaking.

B-
rach_the_tall

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« Reply #129 on: 01-11-2010 15:36 »

He has his own show?

WHY DID NOBODY TELL ME?
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« Reply #130 on: 01-11-2010 18:59 »

I told you! RIGHT THERE! Pay attention.
Ted Danson and Zach Galifinifin-the guy from The Hangover too!
Monsieur Fuzzywuvems

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« Reply #131 on: 01-12-2010 13:31 »

it's gaph-fapananski you moron!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (he's my second favourite stand-up)
Books

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« Reply #132 on: 01-12-2010 23:01 »

A Serious Man

The movie was pretty good, but the ending was amazing. I would say 8/10 for the movie and 10/10 for the ending. I would have liked to see the plotline for the guys weird probability book come to a conclusion instead of just dropping off. Better than No Country.
winna

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« Reply #133 on: 01-13-2010 10:14 »

Alien 3 was okay...
However I may be the only person in the world who enjoyed Alien Resurrection.

You can put me in that camp as well.  Ripley is a badass... doubly so when she has alien dna inside of her! smile
RS 2thou

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« Reply #134 on: 01-13-2010 14:15 »

Funny People
*yawns* It was just a celebrity show off with a few one liners. I got bored of the movie and did some soldering to fix a couple solder joints that had broken.
2/10
LobsterMooch
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« Reply #135 on: 01-13-2010 18:47 »
« Last Edit on: 01-13-2010 19:47 »

Wow. Usually the other way around. Break from work to watch a movie.

I got lucky yesterday when I drove to my second-run theater for some 75 cent matinees.

Where the Wild Things Are

I was familiar with the book and the story, but I had not actually read the book.Stressed out single mom (Catherine Keener) has an extremely imaginative son played by impressive newcomer Max Records. To escape loneliness Max sails a boat and lands on an island populated by funny monsters. He talks his way into becoming their king. Sweet movie, good family viewing excellently directed by Spike Jonze. Tom Hanks was an executive producer.

8/10

The Men Who Stare at Goats

A bizarre movie about the training of Psychic spies in the Iraqi conflict. I am well aware of the use of Remote Viewers by the Soviet Union during the cold war. People who could sit in one location and mentally travel and spy at other locations.
George Clooney plays such a spy who is "retired" and in Iraq representing  corporate interests. Ewan McGregor plays a journalist looking for the story that will make his life worthwhile. When he follows the Clooney character into Iraq, he gets more than he bargained for.
Much of this is over the top and mildly amusing if not roll on the floor zany. There are many allusions to Jedi warriors which considering that McGregor played a Jedi Master in the second Star Wars trilogy is a added humor bonus. Not a complete waste of time...

7/10
Monsieur Fuzzywuvems

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« Reply #136 on: 01-13-2010 19:32 »

A Serious Man

The movie was pretty good, but the ending was amazing. I would say 8/10 for the movie and 10/10 for the ending. I would have liked to see the plotline for the guys weird probability book come to a conclusion instead of just dropping off. Better than No Country.

I think it did payoff the probablity thing - completely random things (like freak tornadoes) happen all the time for seemingly no reason. Larry's bro's theories are as likely to be able to predict these things as anyone elses.
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« Reply #137 on: 01-14-2010 20:17 »

Zat˘ichi
When a film opens with a gang of wannabe samurai trying to take on a blind sitting old man, and the blind sitting old man turns out to be a blind old badass mofo with a sword, you know some fools are going to get dropped.
Zat˘ichi is the blind old massuese wanders into a town full of standard gangster bullies beating everyone up and being general douches to everyone.
The way he gets involved is he helps an old woman carry her stuff, then meets her nephew a silly gambler, and together they meet two geishas who rob people who are looking for the gang who murdered their family ten years ago.
Meanwhile a badass ronin gets a job with one of the local gangs, he's not actually a bad guy, he just needs the money to get medicine for his wife, but eventually he has to protect the big boss from Zat˘ichi, damn wrong place wrong time dude.

It's a great story (based on an old TV show), and there's plenty of sword fights and the nephew guy has some good comic relief, there are a few confusing flashbacks and stuff and I wasn't too sure of Zat˘ichis backstory if he even had one, maybe he just wonders around fucking gangsters up.... rad!
The ending was a bit strange too, sort of ends with Stomp type musical numbers in between the last confrontations, seemed a bit weird, but still a cool film.

B+
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #138 on: 01-16-2010 01:46 »

G-force was so bad it gave the herpes!
tyraniak

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« Reply #139 on: 01-16-2010 05:40 »

so, the g stands for genital
winna

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« Reply #140 on: 01-16-2010 08:35 »

Volcano High

Movie about high school with cliques and school clubs representing warring factions in a japanese school where reputation is based on martial art ability and mastery of magic.  New kid in school gets magical powers from eels when lightning strikes him.  Whole thing is dubbed by rappers.... Snoop Dogg claims he's innocent... and the plot is ridiculous.

smile
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #141 on: 01-16-2010 08:48 »

The Mechanic

Starring Charles Bronson, the story centers around an independent mob hitman.  After having to terminate a friend who broke the rules of the mob, he takes on his friend's son & trains him as a hitman.  In doing so, he himself breaks one of the mob's rules, and must pay the consequences.

This film was made in 1972, at a time when Charles Bronson was one of the world's biggest movie stars.  Featuring Jill Ireland and a young Jan Michael Vincent, the film focuses on the paranoia of not knowing who to trust, if anyone.  The set design is early 70's and a little dated, but still a good film to rent or see on cable.

7.5/10
LobsterMooch
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« Reply #142 on: 01-16-2010 09:35 »

The ending is one of my favorites.
hobbitboy

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« Reply #143 on: 01-16-2010 10:07 »

Like Jezzem and rach_the_tall I too have been to see Fantastic Mr. Fox.

I liked it and thought it was well done (if a bit quirky) but I have a question regarding what appears to me to be a plot hole.


That aside I give it a B+

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LobsterMooch
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« Reply #144 on: 01-16-2010 10:17 »

I'm going to see it Tuesday, so thanks for covering the spoiler. I think Dahl was a superlative storyteller.
I'm probably seeing it with 2012. Odd pairing this.
Jezzem

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« Reply #145 on: 01-16-2010 11:19 »

Avatar

As much as I really enjoyed it (much more than I thought I would), I can't help but think I would have probably gotten into it more if I hadn't been up for almost 24 hours...

B+
LobsterMooch
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« Reply #146 on: 01-16-2010 11:43 »

Your sleep deprivation might have added new dimensions to the visuals. Possibly like a drug trip would have.
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #147 on: 01-17-2010 00:12 »

Inglourious Basterds

Would have been a better movie if it wasn't 3 hours long.

B-
Bend-err

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« Reply #148 on: 01-17-2010 00:18 »

jeez... what's wrong with long movies?

some of the best movies ever have been 3 hours or longer
Books

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« Reply #149 on: 01-17-2010 00:31 »

She's American.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #150 on: 01-17-2010 00:31 »

To be fair, the scene in the basement tavern draaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagged.
Bend-err

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« Reply #151 on: 01-17-2010 00:38 »

you say it dragged, i say it fit perfect
any1else

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« Reply #152 on: 01-17-2010 00:56 »

Long movies are good if they can keep you from looking at your watch and make you forget you have a life outside of the film. I found I got a bit restless during Avatar. But Inglorious Basterds I was happy to sit through twice.  hmpf

Pocahontas - In Space! Avatar 3D
Not bad. My friends and I kind of agree that the 3D aspect makes little difference to the viewing experience, other than making me feel dizzy. I find it difficult to wear sunnies for too long as well. And that was 3 hours sitting in the dark. Arghhh.. Otherwise, I enjoyed the concept of becoming a very tall blue thing. And being able to fly a creature rather than a plane. Would get a fair bit of windburn from that though.

The Fantastic Mr Fox
Awesome. Awesome to the max. It still didn't jog my memory of the book for some reason, though it was about 13 years ago that I read it, and maybe I only read half of it since we only got about 30 minutes reading time after lunch in primary school and you couldn't always have the same book every day..
Very cute animation and amusing dialogue. Would see again.

It's Complicated
Could have been funnier. But as I said to my friend's mum yesterday, perhaps we were too young to understand a lot of the jokes. Though she did agree that the main jokes were probably used up in the trailers. She's 49 today so maybe even she is still too young to understand the jokes. Maybe my mum should go see it. Then she might stop calling my dad fat. John Krasinski is adorably goofy, though the other cinema-goers seemed to laugh a little too much at his unspoken antics sometimes. I find it weird when real people seem to create their own laugh track.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #153 on: 01-17-2010 06:20 »

Daybreakers

I can sum this movie up in 3 words: stupid, violent, fun. Also it was a fine reminder as to why Willem Dafoe is a totally awesome badass.

C+
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #154 on: 01-19-2010 19:37 »

Rushmore
Jason Schwartzman is quirky teen who likes school and extra curricular activities, makes friends with Bill Murray and fancies a teacher.
But nothing really happens between them so he puts on an awesome Vietnam war play, and gets a girlfriend, the end.

C+
Monsieur Fuzzywuvems

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« Reply #155 on: 01-20-2010 13:54 »

I thought daybreakers was a really great idea but it was really badly executed. Fun Though.

(FazeShift is nuts. Rushmore is the shitz)
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #156 on: 01-20-2010 20:12 »

His Girl Friday

Fast talking hilarity and random violence ensues.

B+
Books

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« Reply #157 on: 01-20-2010 23:06 »

Alien - Very good 9/10
Aliens - Even better 9.5/10
Alien 3 - Meh and forgettable 5/10
Alien Resurrection - Better than Alien3 7/10
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #158 on: 01-21-2010 05:53 »

You Don't Mess With The Zohan

Crap.  Adam Sandler has made some funny films in the past, but this looks like nothing more than a money grab.  I want the time back that watching this film stole from me.

D
Books

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« Reply #159 on: 01-21-2010 06:00 »

What were you expecting? Juliet likes that movie roll eyes
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