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Gorky

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« Reply #680 on: 07-09-2010 05:49 »

Despicable Me

Saw a special preview screening of this tonight; the theater was packed and loud and fun, and the movie was deserving of every laugh (more like guffaw, really) it got. Such a funny (and sweet) movie, with humor that came from the characters more than the situation or gross-out, cartoony humor. They took time to develop something resembling pathos, and I just felt for every character. The 3-D was good (though they didn't do much with it; the end credits were kind of cute, but other than that, there were very few moments where I felt like my viewing experience was being enhanced by that extra dimension), and the animation was beautiful. I'd say this was Pixar-quality, folks--and I say that not because I'm a huge Pixar fan, but because I know every animated movie that comes out is inevitably compared to, like, Toy Story and stuff. It had heart and humor (laugh-out-loud humor) and smarts, and even though I got into it for free tonight, I would honestly go back tomorrow night and pay the obscenely high ticket prices to see it again. Awesome, accomplished movie.

A
Morgan_G19

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« Reply #681 on: 07-09-2010 08:32 »

I can't wait to watch Despicable Me now. I knew it would be an adorable movie when I saw the little yellow cute characters big grin
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #682 on: 07-09-2010 09:41 »

Sounds like you suffer from cute characteritis...
JoshTheater

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« Reply #683 on: 07-09-2010 11:24 »

Ya, the previews do nothing for me, but I've heard it's good, so I may go see it.
DrThunder88

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« Reply #684 on: 07-09-2010 13:35 »

Sounds like you suffer from cute characteritis...
"A cute characteritis" would have been far more delicious!
Gorky

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« Reply #685 on: 07-09-2010 14:14 »

I can't wait to watch Despicable Me now. I knew it would be an adorable movie when I saw the little yellow cute characters big grin

Oh, those things were hysterical. And cute. And I'm not one for characters that are cute just for cuteness's sake, but they really did a lot for the story and such, so it was okay. Also, like I say, they were hysterical.
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« Reply #686 on: 07-09-2010 17:31 »
« Last Edit on: 07-09-2010 17:33 »

Ip Man 2
In the first part Yip Man and his family survived the war and moved to Hong Kong where Man tries to setup a Wing Chun school of martial arts. Soon a young arrogant guy comes and says "if you beat me I will be your student" and Yip does, and beats his friends up too, so now he has some students, but then learns in order to open a school in Hong Kong you have to beat the Masters of the current schools, so he does that too and after a a few fights between him and the head Master, they all become pals, because they have to unite against a bigger enemy! English boxer Twister and his corrupt police chief friend (both portrayed as massive exaggerated cockends).
So the head Master fights the English guy and gets killed, so then Yip Man challenges him and whoops him around the ring, eventually.

Not bad.
B+
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #687 on: 07-09-2010 17:43 »

Sounds like you suffer from cute characteritis...
"A cute characteritis" would have been far more delicious!
True, but it's too obvious.  Or, maybe I was just too tired when I was posting...
JoshTheater

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« Reply #688 on: 07-10-2010 11:05 »
« Last Edit on: 07-10-2010 11:19 »

Moon

There are very few incredible sci-fi movies that can not only entertain me, but also make me laugh AND almost cry. Holy shit.

A

One thing that still lingers in my mind, though:
Also, now that I think about it:
Jezzem

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« Reply #689 on: 07-10-2010 14:47 »

Moon

There are very few incredible sci-fi movies that can not only entertain me, but also make me laugh AND almost cry. Holy shit.

A

Yeah, this is pretty much how I feel about Moon.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #690 on: 07-10-2010 20:32 »

I actually almost cried at two points during the movie, which is more that can be said about almost any other movie I've ever seen.
Nutmeg1729

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« Reply #691 on: 07-10-2010 20:45 »

I agree with what was said about Moon. Interesting and a good paced movie, made for good viewing, and as for your questions Josh: to the first one - most likely unless he finds a way to combat it,  as for the second, I missed the beginning.

FemJesse

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« Reply #692 on: 07-10-2010 20:46 »

Moon

One thing that still lingers in my mind, though:
Also, now that I think about it:

JoshTheater

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« Reply #693 on: 07-10-2010 20:56 »


Nutmeg1729

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« Reply #694 on: 07-11-2010 00:53 »

Knowing

I've wanted to see this movie for ages, and finally managed to catch it on tv tonight, albeit with my drunk mother blasting music so I might have been a little distracted. It has a good plot, the sci-fi twist at the end is a little bit cheesy and brings the whole thing down with a large bump, but otherwise this is right up my street. It's got a good amount of suspense, some good disasters in it, though nothing compared with what was in movies like 2012, and the science of it rings a little too true.

I wouldn't have called it scary, but there was a couple of bits where I was convinced something was going to happen to make me crap my pants from unexpectedness. If they'd cut out the aliens and stuff this would have been a really good movie.

As such, because of the rather dull ending...

C+
hobbitboy

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« Reply #695 on: 07-11-2010 01:57 »

So now we know, and…


   Knowing


 …is half the battle.

Don't hate me, Trinity.  I'm just the messenger.
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« Reply #696 on: 07-11-2010 02:46 »

The other half is violence!
Spacedal11

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« Reply #697 on: 07-11-2010 09:18 »

Tropic Thunder

I don't know why I didn't like this movie, I just didn't. I kept comparing it to Pineapple Express, a movie that I love, since they are both action/comedies. I didn't like any of the characters, yes even Robert Downy Jr got ridiculous every now and then (but overall he was awesome). And it made me laugh, it definitely had its moments, but by the end I was just itching for it to be over. I love Danny McBride though, that guy is so funny. Basically the stupidity of the movie overrode the humor, it was too stupid for me. And again it really shouldn't have been, it had actors in it that I like and even though I have a love/hate thing with Ben Stiller most of the time I find the movies he himself directed to be pretty good.

And another thing, the Tom Cruise cameo was funny but wow it wasn't that funny. I thought Matthew McConaughey's character was a lot better. That being said I think I'm in the minority on this one.

D+

PS: I don't care what my friend says, The Abyss was fucking boring.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #698 on: 07-11-2010 09:30 »

You probably saw the regular theatrical version of The Abyss.  The Directors cut is much better, and makes a hell of a lot more sense.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #699 on: 07-11-2010 09:57 »

Nah, still boring.
DrThunder88

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« Reply #700 on: 07-11-2010 11:53 »

Yeah, they could have gotten rid of the aliens and had a pretty good suspense movie with a tragic ending instead of a pretty good suspense movie with WTF ending.
chay´s head

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« Reply #701 on: 07-11-2010 17:07 »

I recently watched (for the first time) Empire Records and High Fidelity

Empire I thought was really good, funny, silly and lots of great lines, but High Fidelity didn't wow me as much. No one was terribly likeable in it...

Read some interesting stuff about Empire Records though, they somehow managed to cut two major characters out of the story entirely, not like a re-write or a re-shoot, but with a really tricky re-edit. Tobey Maguire was in it originally (And is still in the credits), but he was cut out at the studios request...
BirthdayClown

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« Reply #702 on: 07-11-2010 17:11 »

They should have tried that with Spider-Man 3, right? smile
chay´s head

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« Reply #703 on: 07-11-2010 17:13 »

That'd actually be awesome to see...

Also, just looked, it was THREE characters they cut out, and 40 minutes of extra footage...
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #704 on: 07-11-2010 17:16 »

You gotta love wacky editing.  My buddy works for Fox studios, and he's told me of some films where the director films it to make one film, and the studio wants it edited another way, to the point that the director doesn't even recognize it.  Directors could petition the Directors Guild to have the name "Alan Smithee" replace theirs in the credits, but they recently changed it because so many people knew about this that they would stay away in droves & the studio would make no money.
any1else

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« Reply #705 on: 07-11-2010 17:22 »

I wasn't really gonna kill ya, I was just gonna cut ya.

Toy Story 3

Yes. Yes. OH GOD, YES.
For once, I was not disappointed by pre-hype.

That is all.

I don't know how to rate it. It was fun, intense, sad, silly. Everything else. 9.9985/10?
bankrupt

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« Reply #706 on: 07-11-2010 20:08 »

Predators

This movie is like the original without the personalities.  Instead of Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, and Jesse Ventura, you get fat Laurence Fishburne, a guy from That 70s Show, and Danny Trejo playing the same Latino gangster role he plays in every movie.  You also don't get the suspense factor of the original film because you already know what the Predators are.  Considering that if you've seen the commercials you know the whole plot of this movie, they sure spend a lot of time building up to it.  As a result, the pacing of the film is too slow for a movie that should be all action.

I didn't think it would be good, but I was at least hoping for a "so bad it's good" laugher.  Predators doesn't deliver there either.  It's not a bad movie, it's just a boring one.

D

For failing to deliver an enjoyable, empty-headed action film.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #707 on: 07-12-2010 01:39 »

Predators

Finally a good modern film with Predators.  When I first learned of this sequel, I thought it was going to be like the crappy AVP movies.  However, when I learn Robert Rodriguez would be involved in this film and I read the cast, then I considered getting this film a chance. Adrien Brody & Laurence Fishburne may lack the action qualities that Schwarzenegger, Weathers and Ventura had, but they do offer good acting to say the least.  The characters in this film at times can be funny and each turn out to be useful in the film, no one is just there for kill scenes.  Topher Grace is perhaps one of the most annoying actors ever, whether it's in Spider-man 3 or this film.  I'm just glad what happens to his character.  While this film lacks a few things that the original has, this film tries to stay true to the original and provide a fun ride.

B-
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #708 on: 07-12-2010 04:09 »

One says it's a fun film, the other says it fails.  Who to believe...

I think I'll stick with the original.  You can't go wrong with a film that has lines like "If it bleeds, we can kill it".
Books

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« Reply #709 on: 07-12-2010 04:13 »

I watched The Men Who Stare At Goats and it was ok
JoshTheater

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« Reply #710 on: 07-12-2010 04:15 »

One says it's a fun film, the other says it fails.  Who to believe...

I think I'll stick with the original.  You can't go wrong with a film that has lines like "If it bleeds, we can kill it".

Here's what the reviewer I always watch thought of Predators.
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #711 on: 07-12-2010 04:19 »

The House of the Devil

It was ok, not bad. I wished the ending was bigger than it was.

C+
Smarty

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« Reply #712 on: 07-13-2010 05:50 »
« Last Edit on: 07-13-2010 06:07 »

I saw 4 and 1/3 movies in the theaters this week. big grin

The Last Airbender

My boyfriend and I went to the movies last week to see The Last Airbender, him being extremely excited. I told him the sad news that it was fluctuating between 5 and 8% on Rotten Tomatoes, but he didn't care--he wanted to see the six-legged flying bison. I was aware that it could turn ugly though, and he said he'd sit through it.

It was everything Rotten Tomatoes said it was. It moved way too fast, stringed random episodes together--and not well either, had boring dialogue, no transitions, bad acting, they pronounced two of the names wrong (Aang sounded like Ahng and Sokka had a long "o" sound), and slow effects. And we only saw 25 minutes.

Which leads me to this:

Eclipse

So we snuck out of The Last Airbender (And I'm sure, it will be the last) and went across the hall into Eclipse.

It was significantly better than Airbender, that's for sure. I'm not too into Twilight, but I like it to an extent. Lots of guys with shirts off (which we laughed at, as like 6 came out of a building at once). Tons of Edward vs. Jacob fights with hilarious comebacks. It's like elementary school fights, with sparkly vampires and shirtless wolf men. Sparkly vampire action topped Aang's slow bending any day. (Seriously, it took like 6 seconds for them to complete a bending move because they did too much fancy martial artsy crud. It took like one in the series.) I liked it.

I give it a B+

Oh, and Airbender receives a well-deserved solid D


Toy Story 3

I was waiting for this movie to come out. It exceeded my expectations. It was funny, had a sensible storyline, and was another win for Pixar. A lot of people cried in this movie...and I almost did. I'm just not one to cry in movies. Although my dad may have.  roll eyes Anyway, the animation was great, new characters were great, story was great. I need a thesaurus because all I can say is "great." Lots of inside adult jokes in there (not, you know, adult jokes but ones older kids and adults can appreciate).

I give it an A

Grown Ups

A good movie overall. It had an excellent cast, they were very funny. Again, slightly touching story line, this one of family coming together. Overall great jokes, and I give it points for being set in Connecticut, my home state. So I got many of the references, such as the UCONN hat and UMASS shirt and the CT license plates. It was fun to point those out.  smile

I give it a B+

Despicable Me

Now this was funny. I love love love movies like this. They are absolutely hilarious, since they are a little more free with what they can joke about (as compared to Pixar). Loved the storyline...those things get me every time. I'd recommend seeing it. But really, who needs the 3D anymore. It gets to be a pain after a while. It may be a tearjerker for anyone who cried in Toy Story. And Carell did a great job...I hardly could tell it was him.

I give it an A as well.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #713 on: 07-13-2010 06:23 »

The Last Airbender

My boyfriend and I went to the movies last week to see The Last Airbender, him being extremely excited. I told him the sad news that it was fluctuating between 5 and 8% on Rotten Tomatoes, but he didn't care--he wanted to see the six-legged flying bison. I was aware that it could turn ugly though, and he said he'd sit through it.

It was everything Rotten Tomatoes said it was. It moved way too fast, stringed random episodes together--and not well either, had boring dialogue, no transitions, bad acting, they pronounced two of the names wrong (Aang sounded like Ahng and Sokka had a long "o" sound), and slow effects. And we only saw 25 minutes.

Oh, and Airbender receives a well-deserved solid D
Rotten Tomatos nailed it.  My youngest niece wanted to see it BADLY, so we ended up going.  She's 13.  After 20 minutes of watching, she looked at me and says "let's leave; this movie SUCKS". 
bankrupt

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« Reply #714 on: 07-14-2010 05:08 »

Toy Story 3

I don't know if it has been mentioned, but the short before the movie was really awesome.

As far as the movie itself, I now crave tortillas!

A
Morgan_G19

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« Reply #715 on: 07-14-2010 07:16 »

Toy Story 3

I don't know if it has been mentioned, but the short before the movie was really awesome.


Yeah, I know! Hooray for 2D animation! big grin
JoshTheater

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« Reply #716 on: 07-14-2010 08:56 »

What? Do you mean 3D animation, Morgan?
Morgan_G19

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« Reply #717 on: 07-14-2010 09:08 »

I'm assuming that there are many people who still haven't watched it smile

Because...

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« Reply #718 on: 07-14-2010 14:12 »

Insomnia
Weird choice for an afternoon movie but whatevs, its Chris Nolan, (man he sure likes those glacier shots, see Batman Begins)
Al Pacino is brought in to help the locals, including a fresh detective played by Hilary Swank, find serial killer in Alaska, who's played by Robin Williams.
Pacino is cool in a sleepy drowsy all the time way but still manages to get a few good shouts in wink Williams was great and creepily menacing.
Good murder thriller.

B
winna

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« Reply #719 on: 07-14-2010 14:46 »

I thought it was a decent concept and it made me reconsider my strategy for moving to Alaska. I recently bought a movie called T-Force which claimed to have non-stop scifi violence. The movie delivers just below its claim containing no less than 5 explosions in the opening montage for no reason. The movie is like a B rated mash up of terminator and robocop on steroids, crack, and pcp. At one point you'll think all the violence was a leadup to some sort of elaborate joke about robot sex with the punchline being robot porn...but then the movie keeps going until almost everything is dead 23 explosions later. Bad acting, worn scifi cliches, a ridiculous buddy cop dynamic, and countless explosions kept me entertained till the end. The movie did earn its R rating though when one of the robots flipped off the protagonist with his robot hand, so make sure the kiddies are in bed before indulging in this one!
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