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seattlejohn01

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« Reply #160 on: 08-31-2010 01:53 »

Very strange film.  Anthony Hopkins with that overbite was very odd.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #161 on: 08-31-2010 21:45 »

Believe it or not, of Hitchcock I have only seen Vertigo and The Birds.
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« Reply #162 on: 08-31-2010 21:48 »

Time to rent 10 or 15 movies of his then and have a fun weekend
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« Reply #163 on: 08-31-2010 23:39 »

Bottle Rocket - 7.5/10
Three friends work on a plan to pull off a robbery and go on a run.

Rushmore - 8/10
A student of Rushmore prep school is kicked off school while fighting for the affection of a teacher.

The Royal Tenenbaums 9.5/10
A family of former child prodigies reunite when the father announces he has a terminal illness.

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou 7/10
Ocean explorer Steve Zissou plans revenge on a shark that killed his partner.
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« Reply #164 on: 09-02-2010 15:55 »

Tomorrow When the War Began 8/10
A very nice drama/action film set around the invasion of Australia. It's obvious that it had a fairly reasonable budget which is good for the movie.
There is character development and explosions!
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« Reply #165 on: 09-02-2010 17:03 »

The budget wasn't THAT huge, at least not compared to US films.

I also saw it tonight (Thought I should have seen it like a month ago :'( )

Really liked it, was expecting it to be a little lame, but it was good. Except the vegemite with a spoon thing was dumb. BUT, the stoner was great!

Something out of A Slightly Larger Thing
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« Reply #166 on: 09-02-2010 17:10 »

Well, I was thinking my Australian standards for the film. So thats what was on the spoon, I didn't realise is was vegemite. I don't eat vegemite tongue
The stoners hair was lol worthy.
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« Reply #167 on: 09-04-2010 23:37 »

Scott Pilgrim 10/10

Was a realy good film. I like the Street Fighter fight scenes.
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« Reply #168 on: 09-05-2010 15:43 »
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Red Sun
Western buddy adventure with the powerhouses of action, Charles Bronson and Toshirō Mifune!
Bronson and his gang rob a train, which Mifune is traveling on (ambassador of Japans bodyguard), but one of Bronsons gang, Frenchman Gauche, kills Mifunes fellow bodyguard, steals a precious sword and betrays Bronson making off with the gold, so they hunt him down together and attempt to bargain the location of the gold for Gauches woman played by Ursula Andress, who's basically just a pair of boobs and a plot device, she's awful.
The ending is pretty epic though, the exchange of woman for gold is interrupted by Comanches and they have to survive the attack so they can kill each other later!
The film itself hasn't aged well, the cinematography and sound is dodgy in places, but it's a good way of getting a samurai and a cowboy together for some adventure, someone should remake it today.

C+
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #169 on: 09-05-2010 17:11 »

I'm sure this one will be remade.  It seems like every Charles Bronson film is being remade; The Mechanic is being remade with Jason Stratham, Death Wish is in pre-production, etc.
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« Reply #170 on: 09-06-2010 17:04 »

Out of the Past (1947)

Old movies are awesome. Sassy broads, smooth detectives, great dialogue.

"Don't you believe me?" "Baby, I don't care..."
*SMOOOOOCH*

The story got a little confusing, a few characters who looked a little similar to other characters threw me off a bit, but for the most part i knew what was going on. Ending was a little off, but i'll forgive it.

I give it a 4 lung cancers out of 5. (Smoking must have been sooooo cool back then)
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« Reply #171 on: 09-07-2010 01:37 »



Can't freaking wait!

Critical reception

A Daily Mail reporter called the movie "the most haunting film about love and death I've ever seen"[21] and film critic David Gritten of The Daily Telegraph saluted the film and applauded the production and the performances of the supporting cast.[22] Saul Austerlitz, a correspondent to the Boston Globe, felt that the movie struck a "mournful note" and believed that certain images in the film, such as a tree in an empty field, "possess a haunting power directly lifted from the best of Romanek’s video work", while remaining "faithful" to the themes in Ishiguro’s novel.[23] The Hollywood Reporter writer Jay A. Fernandez gave the film a positive review, saying that Never Let Me Go was an engaging movie, but overall thought that it's end result did not have the "devastating emotional impact of the book".[24]
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« Reply #172 on: 09-07-2010 04:29 »
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Christopher: For future reference that should go in this thread and when you actually see it, then post in here.
I can't post as you in there and cut & paste that ^ post, but you can if you like.
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« Reply #173 on: 09-07-2010 04:31 »

Christoper = books, he should know...
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« Reply #174 on: 09-07-2010 04:34 »

I see...
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« Reply #175 on: 09-07-2010 05:13 »

When did that happen?
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #176 on: 09-07-2010 09:48 »

Yeah, I thought Books made a special thread where he announced he was leaving PEEL because he was tired of posting and/or responding to everyone's posts... then proceeded to respond to everyone's posts.
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« Reply #177 on: 09-07-2010 12:22 »

Yup, then marc banned him.
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« Reply #178 on: 09-07-2010 16:10 »

Again.

Inception

Fuck yeah.

To elaborate, Inception wasn't AS complex as the critics made it out to be, but it was just the right kind of complex to be intriguing and engaging and... well, it's a really interesting topic about dreams and all that. It explores these topics with maturity and depth and a high degree of awesome. Leonard DiCaprio was great as ever, in fact the whole cast did a good job. Effects were great, too great in fact, and even though the movie is rather long, it's the good kind of long where you experience and immerse yourself in this story, and it slaps you in the face at the end.

TL;DR - Fuck yeah.

10/10
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« Reply #179 on: 09-08-2010 04:29 »

Piranha 3-D

The barest of plots to go along with plenty of bare breasts and a lot of over the top gore.  A perfect tribute to the blood thirsty animal/insect/monster films of days past.  It had to be a hell of a lot of fun to be an extra in this film.

The only thing I'll take points off for is the janky 3-D.  There are a number parts where the 3-D is blurry and/or disorienting and objects just don't look like they are part of the film.  I did sit closer to the screen than I have on other 3-D movie viewings, so maybe that had something to do with it.  My gut feeling though is that the people making a film about killer fish just didn't spend the time (and money) fine tuning the 3-D like Pixar would!
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #180 on: 09-08-2010 08:53 »

Cloverfield

I just saw this one on cable tonight, and my reaction is "this film is really annoying and pisses me off".   I hated the frame bouncing all over the place in an vague attempt to duplicate "real life".  Guess what?  It didn't work; I didn't buy the premise of this film for a second.  Acting stunk, it was really irritating.  And, throughout the film they kept inferring "the monster is coming" without really showing it in detail, to the point that I was thinking "what is this, an M. Night BOMBalan film?".  Major suckage.

3/10
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« Reply #181 on: 09-08-2010 09:26 »
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Did it have disclaimers saying, "May cause motion sickness"?  I imagine they'd have to to avoid liability for puked-upon coffee tables.

Retrospectively, Cloverfield's not bad.  I hate the monster, parasites, camerawork, and almost all the characters, but it was okay as monster movies go.  It wasn't the typical monster movie experience as most of the monster-related plot was revealed in the ARG, but if it hadn't relied on super-shaky realisticam it would've been pretty good.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #182 on: 09-08-2010 10:42 »

Cloverfield's not bad.  I hate the monster, parasites, camerawork, and almost all the characters, but it was okay as monster movies go...
Hilarious; definitely post of the month worthy...
Christopher

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« Reply #183 on: 09-08-2010 14:00 »

Cloverfield is my most hated movie of all time. I loath it with a passion.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #184 on: 09-08-2010 14:57 »

It all comes down to whether you can stand the shaky camera. To be absolutely perfectly honest, the shaky camera did not bother me in any way, shape, or form. It did not detract from my movie experience whatsoever. So I loved the film. Saw it in theaters, it was an absolute thrill ride.
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« Reply #185 on: 09-08-2010 15:18 »

Incorrect.  I don't mind shakey shakey.  I still hated the movie.  The characters were spoiled assholes that I didn't/couldn't sympathize with and hated.  The best part of the movie was when everybody dies because god DAMN SHUT UP AND STOP BEING SUCH AN ASSHOLE
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« Reply #186 on: 09-08-2010 15:19 »

Shaky camera was good in [REC].
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« Reply #187 on: 09-08-2010 15:28 »

Hmm. I haven't seen that movie. I don't know whether I want to. I have to look away when lots of pointy things come on screen, or it shows thousands upon thousands of people running or there's shaking..or if there's one of those flashing blue lights they have at discos...I don't know why, but it all just hurts my eyes hmpf I should probably get that checked out.
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« Reply #188 on: 09-08-2010 15:49 »

Shaky camera was good in [REC].

Yes, I only saw a quarter of the movie on SBS, but if it comes on again, I have to watch it. It reeks of awesomeness.
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« Reply #189 on: 09-08-2010 16:17 »

It is what George A Romeo's "Diary of the Dead" failed to be...

Also there is a [Rec]˛, and a prequel to the 1st and sequel to the 2nd is in the making.
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« Reply #190 on: 09-08-2010 16:22 »

Incorrect.  I don't mind shakey shakey.  I still hated the movie.  The characters were spoiled assholes that I didn't/couldn't sympathize with and hated.  The best part of the movie was when everybody dies because god DAMN SHUT UP AND STOP BEING SUCH AN ASSHOLE

See, the completely unrelateable characters didn't bother me either. I didn't need to sympathize with them anyway, I wasn't at all interested in the characters, I was more interested in what was happening around them. And I thought what was happening around them was awesome.
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« Reply #191 on: 09-08-2010 16:44 »

It is what George A Romeo's "Diary of the Dead" failed to be...

Also there is a [Rec]˛, and a prequel to the 1st and sequel to the 2nd is in the making.

I am aware of the sequels and prequels, they're apparently much more violent.
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« Reply #192 on: 09-08-2010 16:48 »

Well, only one sequel is out yet, haven't see it, should though.

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« Reply #193 on: 09-08-2010 17:01 »

Double Indemnity (1944)

Again, old movies, awesome.

Clever little story about and insurance salesman and a lady knocking off her husband and claiming his accident insurance. Obviously things get tricky! Lots of great dialogue, plenty use of "Baby" and lots of smoking. Makes me want to get wax matches.

See it!
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« Reply #194 on: 09-08-2010 18:35 »

Watched Iron Man 2 again in HD last night, still pretty cool. smile
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« Reply #195 on: 09-08-2010 18:46 »

Transformers 1 & 2.

Watched them again recently.

I hate, hate, hate, HATE Shia leBeouf and Megan Fox, but I love, love, love the robots.

So I can watch these, also, I get a lot of laughs from Shia screaming like a fucking girl.

Large robots are always worth the bad acting.
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« Reply #196 on: 09-08-2010 19:18 »

Incorrect, they are unwatchable movies, go watch District 9 for cool robots, doooo it!
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« Reply #197 on: 09-08-2010 19:21 »

You also get a story that is good with District 9.
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« Reply #198 on: 09-08-2010 19:47 »
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And a director that isn't Michael Bay. Did you hear that? ISN'T MICHAEL BAY!

Jesus, comparing District 9 to the Transformers movies is like comparing delicious ice cream to an AIDS-infected turd.
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« Reply #199 on: 09-08-2010 20:54 »

I haven't managed to see District 9 yet, though I think it's lurking in my harddrive somewhere. Heard it's good, will watch it eventually.
I did watch something else the other day... I don't quite remember what though...

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