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« Reply #360 on: 03-27-2010 22:45 »

The Hurt Locker

The whole thing seemed kind of pointless. I expected way more. Best picture my ass mad
Monsieur Fuzzywuvems

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« Reply #361 on: 03-27-2010 23:12 »

Shutter Island

I had some problems with the plot but I've had problems with the plots of every Dennis Lehane adaptation I've seen (Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone being the others). I don't go to Scorsese movies looking for great stories, I go for mind blowingly awesome filmmaking and this is maybe his best made film since Goodfellas. He made the absolute best film that could have been made from this material.

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seattlejohn01

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« Reply #362 on: 03-27-2010 23:24 »

Books nailed it.  I saw The Hurt Locker last night, and, while it was ok, it hardly seemed like a picture that should have been nominated in the first place.  Hollywood voters be a very fickle breed...
Monsieur Fuzzywuvems

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« Reply #363 on: 03-27-2010 23:28 »

I think it's an incredibly well made action film and it's pretty important since it's basically the first film about the Iraq war that really connects with people, but for some reason it didn't really do much for me. It's cool that Katherine Bigelow has an oscar now though.
captjim

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« Reply #364 on: 03-28-2010 00:04 »

deserved the nomination more than avatar.

anyway alice in wonderland is one of the most boringly formulaic "quirky" movies i've seen in forever. it's like tim burton's decided to cash ever since the 90's ended, since every movie he's made since then except big fish (haven't seen sweeney todd) has blown big time.
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« Reply #365 on: 03-28-2010 01:56 »

Crazy Heart
Jeff Bridges is awesome, well deserved Oscar.
It's kinda like Walk The Line and The Big Lebowski mixed into one, there's even an opening scene where he's at a bar at a bowling alley all Dude-like.

B+
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #366 on: 03-28-2010 05:05 »

Pandorum

A big pile of shit. One of the worst films I've ever seen.

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« Reply #367 on: 03-30-2010 00:09 »

Män som hatar kvinnor (Men Who Hate Women) aka The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Pretty cool murder mystery adaption of Stieg Larssons 1st book of the Millennium trilogy (which I haven't read).
The story follows Mikael Blomkvist, a journalist, as he investigates the 40 year old mystery disappearance of a wealthy family's niece. He is helped by a slightly disturbed hacker girl Lisbeth.
Plot is nice and twisty, Swedish scenery looks great in 480p too.

A-
Looking forward to the other two movies.
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« Reply #368 on: 03-30-2010 00:28 »

FazeShift; I know this is breaking this thread's combo; but you are the jerkest of the jerks.  Swedish literature has crumbled into stupidity, such as it is always the hetreosexual white man who is the enemy.

The proper rating would be -3.
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« Reply #369 on: 03-30-2010 01:34 »

Be quiet cyclops duck, it was a good film, did you even see it?

Am not a jerk!
Svip

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« Reply #370 on: 03-30-2010 02:01 »

Be quiet cyclops duck, it was a good film, did you even see it?

Am not a jerk!

I have.  And I was utterly disgusted by what Sweden is turning into.  Too predictable, too stupid.  Too Swedish.  I have decided I hate everything Swedish and that includes Archonix's wife.
Ben

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« Reply #371 on: 03-30-2010 03:31 »

That's OK. She's an immigrant, so a small part of him also hates her.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #372 on: 04-01-2010 08:20 »

The Emerald Forest

An American engineer travels to the Amazon rainforest, to design & construct a huge dam across the Amazonian river.  His son is kidnapped by a local Amazonian indian tribe, and the rest of the story is his 10 year search to find his boy & bring him back to his mother.

What starts out as a standard "search" movie turns into a non-preachy allegory about modern man's destruction of the Amazon rainforest & how it is the soul of the indigenous Amazonian people.  Particularly gut wrenching is how indian tribes that have lived all their lives untouched by modern society are changed by modern ways, and many of their traditions are swept away.  Amazingly, regardless of what the indians are facing from modern society's encroachment, they find an example in the natural world that simplifies it to easily understandable terms.  The ending is almost perfect; it ties the whole story together and simultaneously gives hope for the tribes.  This is definitely worth renting.

9/10
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« Reply #373 on: 04-01-2010 16:35 »

Toy Story - USBD
Visual: 4.5/5
Audio: 5/5
Movies: 5/5

Toy Story 2 - USBD
Visual: 5/5
Audio: 5/5
Movies: 5/5
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« Reply #374 on: 04-03-2010 01:25 »

Kick-Ass
Hit Girl FTW, nothing like seeing a cute little filthy mouthed gun-kata knife-wielding badass murder a shitload of mobsters.
The actual main character is the usual Peter Parker/Michael Cera type guy, and McLovin from Superbad is pretty good, and Mark Strong as a bad guy again is great

Better than Wanted anyway.

B+
Monsieur Fuzzywuvems

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« Reply #375 on: 04-03-2010 05:16 »

Funny People

Easily as good as Knocked Up and The 40 Year Old Virgin (not as good as Freaks and Geeks though). It's 2 1/2 hours long but I would've been happy with another hour. Apatow is the new James L Brooks and Seth Rogan is the new Albert Brooks (Adam McKay is the new Mel Brooks)

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Gorky

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« Reply #376 on: 04-04-2010 13:32 »

Dan in Real Life

This was on TBS before I went to work yesterday, so I figured I should watch it, seeing as how I've never seen it before, and trying new things is supposed to be good. It was funny--a little sappy, but whatever--and it made me realize that I have a strange, age-inappropriate crush on Steve Carell. Perhaps it has always been there, but my random viewings of The Office failed to bring it forth. Anyway: cute movie.

B
Venus

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« Reply #377 on: 04-05-2010 22:44 »

How to Train Your Dragon is my new favorite movie. Saw it three times opening week and will probably see it several more times. If someone had told me it was a Pixar movie I would have believed them. It's THAT good. The animation, the voice acting, the physical acting, the music, the dialogue. There's so much to geek out about.

Semi-unrelated side note, Lilo and Stitch used to be my favorite movie and Chris Sanders and Dean Deblois who co-wrote/co-directed that movie co-wrote/co-directed this one as well. So I guess I know who my favorite writing team is now.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #378 on: 04-05-2010 23:05 »

People used to call Dreamworks "Pixar's less talented little brother".  With this movie, they'll need to rethink that phrase...
Morgan_G19

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« Reply #379 on: 04-06-2010 04:31 »
« Last Edit on: 04-06-2010 04:36 »

Semi-unrelated side note, Lilo and Stitch used to be my favorite movie and Chris Sanders and Dean Deblois who co-wrote/co-directed that movie co-wrote/co-directed this one as well. So I guess I know who my favorite writing team is now.
My friend told me that too about Chris Sanders who did "How to train your dragon" and I realised how Toothless reminds me of Stich somehow.. and I thought I was a mere coincidence.

People used to call Dreamworks "Pixar's less talented little brother".  
They do?

The animation in Shrek may not be as great but I thought Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda was equally good.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #380 on: 04-06-2010 06:40 »

People used to call Dreamworks "Pixar's less talented little brother". 
They do?
They did.  I've heard that phrase a couple of times from some of my film industry buddies (it might just be their pro-pixar snobbery), but I think it's wrong; with this film (which I just saw today and give it an 10/10), I think that backhanded quote will disappear for good.  Animation is great, story is great, character development is great & the film emotionally involves the audience.  It hits on all cylinders...
hobbitboy

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« Reply #381 on: 04-06-2010 12:59 »


   The animation in Shrek may not be as great but I thought Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda was equally good.


OMG! You mean that there's somebody else besides me who actually likes Madagascar? Sweet.   love


   I think that backhanded quote will disappear for good.  Animation is great, story is great, character development is great & the film emotionally involves the audience.  It hits on all cylinders...


Dreamworks is still less consistant though. For every How to Train Your Dragon or Kung Fu Panda there's a Shark Tale or Shrek 3 (or even Bee Movie or Monster's Vs Aliens).

Don't hate me, Trinity.  I'm just the messenger.
Monsieur Fuzzywuvems

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« Reply #382 on: 04-06-2010 16:47 »

Kung Fu Panda was great and I'm looking forward to seeing HTTYD but everything else they've done stinks. They're heading in the right direction  but they're still nowhere near Pixar level
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« Reply #383 on: 04-06-2010 22:17 »

Kick Ass

This film is brilliant and Hit Girl steals the show. She is awesome for a 11 year old. and how Cuter Mcloving is in the film. Nicolas cage as really good in it too.
any1else

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« Reply #384 on: 04-09-2010 10:35 »

Kick Ass. Yep. Pretty much sums it up.

9/10

McLovin does scrub up nicely. He makes sense as some kind of clumsy supervillain.
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« Reply #385 on: 04-11-2010 18:28 »
« Last Edit on: 04-11-2010 18:29 »

Hah yeah, when he jumps off the 5 foot ledge thing and is like "Ow fuck shit, dammit!"
Funny because it's true.
And Nic Cage's Adam West bat-voice was good.
any1else

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« Reply #386 on: 04-11-2010 18:46 »

I found I laughed a little too much when, during his 'not wanting to die' monologue, Dave says something about "I won't get to see what happens on Lost.." I had just been telling the girl I saw it with how much I loved Lost before we went to the cinema. And I mirror his sentiments. That will be something that goes through my mind if I think I'm about to die any time within the next few months. "Noooo, I have to see what happens in Lost first!!"
PatchChord_Adams

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« Reply #387 on: 04-12-2010 04:27 »

Zombieland A

Didn't have high expectations for this but I loved the visual effects. The main character reminded me of Michael Cera. The supporting cast is also great, and the cameo of Bill Murray is amazing.

I'll give this movie the edge over Shaun of the Dead
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« Reply #388 on: 04-13-2010 02:06 »

2012 - GerBD
Film 3/5
Optics 4.5/5
Sonics 5/5

Filme is your average disaster movie, nothing more and nothing less. Vulcanos, Floods, Earthquakes, millions of people dying.
The picture is in a really good quality, sadly too many scenes had the fake 'digital' look to them, which is the 0.5 off.
Sound is top notch DTS-MA 5.1 track and all speakers are used all the time, which works well in a movie where something is happening all around the characters.
winna

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« Reply #389 on: 04-13-2010 04:41 »

12 Monkeys

What the hell just happened?

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You're soon to be raped! wink
winna

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« Reply #390 on: 04-13-2010 04:45 »


   The animation in Shrek may not be as great but I thought Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda was equally good.


OMG! You mean that there's somebody else besides me who actually likes Madagascar? Sweet.   love

No; you're alone and you should feel bad.
hobbitboy

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« Reply #391 on: 04-13-2010 14:29 »


 I am and no doubt I should, but for some reason I don't.

Don't hate me, Trinity.  I'm just the messenger.
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #392 on: 04-13-2010 21:34 »

Clash of the Titans (1981)

4/5
Really bad in that good way that old films manage to pull off, or really good in that bad way that old films manage to pull off.

Couldn't care less about the remake.
km73

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« Reply #393 on: 04-13-2010 22:27 »

:D
That is/was one of my all-time favorite 'bad'(-ish) movies ever..  From when I originally saw it on my grandma's HBO.  Love it so much.  The Medusa part was awwwesome, man...  And the cute little owl!  And the scorpion!  And the creepy witches!!
It blows and boggles my mind that they made a remake.
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« Reply #394 on: 04-13-2010 22:48 »

How to Train Your Dragon is my new favorite movie. Saw it three times opening week and will probably see it several more times. If someone had told me it was a Pixar movie I would have believed them. It's THAT good. The animation, the voice acting, the physical acting, the music, the dialogue. There's so much to geek out about.

Semi-unrelated side note, Lilo and Stitch used to be my favorite movie and Chris Sanders and Dean Deblois who co-wrote/co-directed that movie co-wrote/co-directed this one as well. So I guess I know who my favorite writing team is now.
I really want to go see this. big grin
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« Reply #395 on: 04-13-2010 23:15 »

Shutter Island
Downloaded a great-quality torrent of this last week, and I while I was left scratching my head at the confusing and conflicting storyline, I realized by the end that it was like that on purpose. DiCaprio was pretty good in it, but I loved Mark Ruffalo's character.

7/10
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #396 on: 04-14-2010 02:57 »

Clash of the Titans (1981)

4/5
Disagree.  I can think of one reason it deserves a lower score: Harry Hamlin, IMO one of the most wooden actors hollywood has ever produced.  There isn't a movie made that he can't make boring.

The mechanical owl was kinda cool, though
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #397 on: 04-14-2010 18:31 »

Yes the owl was awesome.



In defense of my rating I would say that all Harry Hamlin had to do to play Perseus was look pretty and kill monsters - I thought he did that admirably.

Now before the accusations of gayness come flooding in I will add another reason why the film deserves 4/5:



Wound this bit back a fair few times when I was younger wink
hopie4ever

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« Reply #398 on: 04-14-2010 20:02 »

Someone pull the plug on the black bar generator!
LayZ341

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« Reply #399 on: 04-18-2010 05:20 »

Shutter Island

Liked the "paranoid" story better than the actual one.  A little too long for me.

C

Cop Out

I'm not a big fan of Bruce Willis or Tracy Morgan but was dragged to this.  Susie saved the movie for me.

C

Clash of the Titans

Loved the effects, laughed at the dialogue and the God's costumes.

B- 

Kick-Ass

Hit Girl rules.  Red Mist is hilarious.  So much violence.  I'm honestly can't remember having more fun at the movies. =D

A+
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