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« Reply #440 on: 05-05-2010 03:44 »

Coldangel doesn't like a movie about love?

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« Reply #441 on: 05-05-2010 03:52 »

inexplicably end? how about he slept with some random singer in the bar which she discovered? that's inexplicably?
or do you mean the end of the movie? he had his fly home and she was still staying some more days with her husband.

and they were lost. lost in the language of that country. then, when they found each other they at least had someone to relate to and do stuff with and not feeling completely alone and lost
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« Reply #442 on: 05-05-2010 03:54 »

I think it is one of the most beautiful movies ever, and coldangel is a cold hearted bastard.
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« Reply #443 on: 05-05-2010 04:15 »

Nobody likes movies about love. Unless of course, one (or both) of the people who are in love dies. Then it's frivolity city. smile
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« Reply #444 on: 05-05-2010 04:17 »

Saibogujiman kwenchana is a great love movie.
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« Reply #445 on: 05-05-2010 04:30 »

The movie opens with a 5-minute shot of ScarJo's pantied behind.  What's the problem here?
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« Reply #446 on: 05-05-2010 05:34 »

he slept with some random singer in the bar

I don't remember that at all because the whole thing was so dreary and boring.

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he had his fly home and she was still staying some more days with her husband.

Yeah, riveting stuff.

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and they were lost. lost in the language of that country. then, when they found each other they at least had someone to relate to and do stuff with and not feeling completely alone and lost

They knew where they were at all times. Tokyo, Japan. Otherwise they wouldn't have been able to find their way back to the hotel. I don't understand. The language was Japanese... to be expected when one visits Japan. And it's not enough to point to a particular element of the setting and call it a "theme" that's being "explored". They weren't themes and they weren't explored at all... it just happened that that was the setting. You could just as easily say that Men in Black is about isolation in the big city and the facades that people erect around themselves, except it isn't; it just happens to take place in New York and involves aliens disguised as humans... it does not "explore" these themes, so they are merely set-pieces.

I gained nothing from watching this film. All the way through, I kept thinking... okay, it's completely uneventful, but I'm sure at the end all of these random unconnected images and crap will come together to form some kind of a point... Well they didn't. There was no point. Nothing came together to form anything. It was just a bunch of random shit happening to a pair of fairly boring people over a few days at a hotel. Why did anybody bother to make this movie?

Just because a film's promotional material tells you... screams at you that it's really very clever, does not mean that it is. In most cases it means the opposite. This was a shallow pointless piece of crap that uses music and soft light to try to trick people into thinking they're watching something masterful and emotive. Garbage.
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« Reply #447 on: 05-05-2010 07:54 »

It was just a bunch of random shit happening to a pair of fairly boring people over a few days at a hotel.

Now, if the hotel had been snowed in and one of them went insane and tried to murder the other one with a Croquet mallet...
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« Reply #448 on: 05-07-2010 18:18 »

I just saw that movie with Milla Jovovich called "The fourth kind". It actually had me going with all that crap about being interspersed with "actual" footage and accounts, while the rest was dramatized. Then I got online and found out that the whole thing was a fabrication. Bastards. I feel kind of cheated. I did get a bit suspicious along the way, thinking that it was all pretty far out and I would have heard about it if it were actually real, seeing as how I walk in UFOlogist circles, but still... They did a fairly good job of it, I suppose, but I give it no stars because it's deceptive and made me feel like a fool. They actually created false news reports and obituaries on the net in the time leading up to the release to make everybody think it was real... that goes beyond a viral marketing campaign and edges into fraud territory. There's got to be a line you don't cross. You can't put fourth a work of fiction under the guise of fact.
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« Reply #449 on: 05-07-2010 20:19 »

You can't put fourth a work of fiction under the guise of fact.

I see what you did there.  laff
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« Reply #450 on: 05-07-2010 22:24 »

I just watched Ponyo On The Cliff By Sea and omg it was soooo fantastically awesome ^_^
When ponyo ran up and hugged the kid eeeeee  ^_^
People say it's lesser than other Miyazaki's but I think it's on par
10/10
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« Reply #451 on: 05-09-2010 01:21 »

You are such a fag.
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« Reply #452 on: 05-09-2010 01:22 »

hi smile
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« Reply #453 on: 05-09-2010 02:46 »

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

This movie blows and chucks! The CGI looks like a PS2 game.
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« Reply #454 on: 05-09-2010 02:50 »

I just watched Ponyo On The Cliff By Sea and omg it was soooo fantastically awesome ^_^
When ponyo ran up and hugged the kid eeeeee  ^_^
People say it's lesser than other Miyazaki's but I think it's on par
10/10

Way to be two years late to the Ponyo Party.
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« Reply #455 on: 05-09-2010 02:59 »

It just came out on DVD here frown
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« Reply #456 on: 05-09-2010 03:29 »

Well that's lame. I can't say I've ever heard anyone say it wasn't as good as other Miyazaki movies but if they did, then they're wrong and they should be punished.
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« Reply #457 on: 05-09-2010 11:39 »


   You can't put fourth a work of fiction under the guise of fact.


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« Reply #458 on: 05-09-2010 12:20 »


Yes, and:
"The airing proved extremely controversial."
People don't enjoy being made fools of.
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« Reply #459 on: 05-09-2010 19:21 »

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat_Tate
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« Reply #460 on: 05-10-2010 00:25 »

Kick-Ass R5

AMAZING AWESOME INCREDIBLE. I thought it was going to be played kinda comic booky, but it was played completely real, which takes you off guard. The warehouse scene with them tied up was amazing, with that music. I love you Hit-Girl frown Needed more Hit Girl.

10/10
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« Reply #461 on: 05-10-2010 03:40 »

Iron Man 2

fun, not as good as the first, too many different storylines to remember

B-
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« Reply #462 on: 05-10-2010 04:36 »

too many different storylines to remember

...Like... two?

I actually thought that there wasn't enough going on. Rivet-face dying because of his heart thing, and a cranky Russian trying to take him out. Aside from a few other bits of window-dressing, that was about it.
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« Reply #463 on: 05-10-2010 19:13 »

It was a fine sequel, damn and blast your eyes sir.

The only thing I'm worried about is if the keep making Iron Man movies about robot suits vs robot suits it will get old very fast if it hasn't already.
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« Reply #464 on: 05-10-2010 19:39 »

movies about robot suits vs robot suits it will get old very fast if it hasn't already.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powered_exoskeletons_in_fiction
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« Reply #465 on: 05-11-2010 11:48 »

movies about robot suits vs robot suits it will get old very fast if it hasn't already.

I was thinking that in the cinema, hoping they don't plan on always pitting him against duplications of his own suit. While it does seem that they're working a more technological angle with the films and their heroes/villains, they could possibly remake Ultron as a non-humanoid mecha for a bit of variety.
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« Reply #466 on: 05-12-2010 01:02 »

How to train your dragon
Was a pretty ok movie but I have seen better Dreamworks CGI films.
B-

The remake to Nightmare on Elm Street
Was just like the first one but it told shit we already knew about Freddy.
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« Reply #467 on: 05-13-2010 11:36 »

I might watch The remake to Nightmare on Elm Street with my boyfriend soon
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« Reply #468 on: 05-13-2010 19:24 »
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Kick-Ass

To be totally corny, it was a kickass movie. Action was great, characters great, story great, I loved it. Big Daddy and Hit Girl stole the show.

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Kick-Ass R5

AMAZING AWESOME INCREDIBLE. I thought it was going to be played kinda comic booky, but it was played completely real, which takes you off guard. The warehouse scene with them tied up was amazing, with that music. I love you Hit-Girl frown Needed more Hit Girl.

10/10

Was I watching the same movie you people were? It was retarded unfunny Ad for Fox and Mac computers. I couldn't make it passed the first 15 mins!
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« Reply #469 on: 05-13-2010 23:52 »

I wonder if Ponyo and Sosuke grew up together like brother and sister, or if they become lovers. I prefer to believe the latter.
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« Reply #470 on: 05-15-2010 01:43 »

We're pretty much done actually learning anything in French class, so we've just been watching movies...

The Closet

I don't understand how Gerard Depardieu is in nearly every freaking French movie I've ever seen. I can't think on American counterpart who's as ubiquitous (or whose nose is as big). At any rate, I really enjoyed this movie; it was really funny, in a slapstick sort of way. I mean, it's a movie about homosexuality, set in a condom factory, and it still manages to have a positive social message--what's not to love?

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« Reply #471 on: 05-15-2010 02:32 »
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Une Prophète
A young French-Arab, Malik is starting a 6 year sentence in prison, soon finds himself forced to get close to another inmate and kill him for the Corsican mafia boss and his gang who control the prisoner population, causing the Muslim prisoners to shun him.
Malik begins to work his way up the hierarchy despite being treated badly by the Corsicans, setting himself up as drug boss on the outside and restoring the balance of power within the prison to his Muslim brothers.

Tahar Rahim (Malik) gives a great performance in this superb prison drama.

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« Reply #472 on: 05-15-2010 02:46 »

I don't understand how Gerard Depardieu is in nearly every freaking French movie I've ever seen. I can't think on American counterpart who's as ubiquitous

Samuel L. Jackson. He's in everything.



City of Ember
I don't expect much from G-rated "family adventures", but damn that was good.
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« Reply #473 on: 05-15-2010 04:34 »

Kick-Ass

To be totally corny, it was a kickass movie. Action was great, characters great, story great, I loved it. Big Daddy and Hit Girl stole the show.

A


Kick-Ass R5

AMAZING AWESOME INCREDIBLE. I thought it was going to be played kinda comic booky, but it was played completely real, which takes you off guard. The warehouse scene with them tied up was amazing, with that music. I love you Hit-Girl frown Needed more Hit Girl.

10/10

Was I watching the same movie you people were? It was retarded unfunny Ad for Fox and Mac computers. I couldn't make it passed the first 15 mins!

You have no soul. Obviously. smile

And besides is it even possible for you to not hate a movie?
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« Reply #474 on: 05-15-2010 08:19 »

I didn't care for it either. I did watch to the end though.
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« Reply #475 on: 05-15-2010 08:43 »

Iron Man 2

Obviously not as good as the first, but it was ENTERTAINING, and that was all I was looking for from a sequel to Iron Man. I mean...what else would I be looking for?

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« Reply #476 on: 05-15-2010 15:35 »

Kick-Ass

To be totally corny, it was a kickass movie. Action was great, characters great, story great, I loved it. Big Daddy and Hit Girl stole the show.

A


Kick-Ass R5

AMAZING AWESOME INCREDIBLE. I thought it was going to be played kinda comic booky, but it was played completely real, which takes you off guard. The warehouse scene with them tied up was amazing, with that music. I love you Hit-Girl frown Needed more Hit Girl.

10/10

Was I watching the same movie you people were? It was retarded unfunny Ad for Fox and Mac computers. I couldn't make it passed the first 15 mins!

"Ad for Fox and Mac computers"? Something tells me that, no, you weren't watching the same movie as the rest of us...
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« Reply #477 on: 05-16-2010 06:45 »
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Underworld

Starring the love of my life, Kate Beckinsale, this film is about the ancient war between lycans (werewolves) and vampires.  Kate Beckinsale is Selene, a vampire "death dealer" or lycan killer, who hunts them in revenge for their slaughter of her family centuries earlier.  The film is fast paced, is shot darkly with atmosphere to spare, and, unlike many horror films, it takes its own backstory & legend seriously.  It has since spawned 2 sequels, with a 3rd currently in production.  All in all, it's a pretty good film.  And, it has Kate Beckinsale; I need say no more. 

8/10
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« Reply #478 on: 05-16-2010 16:24 »

it takes its own backstory & legend seriously.

Except for the part where they show vampires' reflections.
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« Reply #479 on: 05-16-2010 21:35 »

Lucy Liu: "Mr. Mayor, if you want to see the real vampire, look in the mirror!"
Mayor: "I can't, I'm a vampire!"

They also don't show the vampires turning into bats in this film.  It's like the scriptwriters purposely tried to make a serious attempt to make the totally impossible more plausible.  Which is a nice twist.
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