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« Reply #40 on: 07-24-2010 21:23 »
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I guess that makes sense. I must not have thought about it for long enough yet and I might have missed a few lines of mumbled conversation.
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« Reply #41 on: 07-24-2010 21:34 »
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Time for some short reviews:

I Love You Philip Morris
This film was fantastic. I don't think I've laughed so much in a while. I may or may not be a sucker for con artist films though. Jim Carrey's best since Eternal Sunshine. (And, yes, I know it's a terribly short review given how much I liked this.)
A-


Life During Wartime
So I found out about this film when I heard Paul Reubens was in it. I decided to give it a look. Instead of him being some central awesome character, he was a ghost dead husband of some weird sister. And that wasn't the weirdest thing about this film: pedophile dads, hook noses, C. J. Cregg as a Jew. I could see the artistic value of it, there were plenty of fantastic shots and great art direction, but it wasn't very good or enjoyable IMO. Also, the Talking Heads song made no appearance, so that just ruined it for me.
C+


Toy Story 3
Wow. This was much more of a dramatic piece than anything, and it worked oh so well. Who knew you'd feel so much for plastic and fiber? On the ending:
However, I was completely pleased and NOT AT ALL TEARY with the actual ending.

It wasn't as super fantastic as I had been hearing it was, but it was still fantastic. I don't put it past WALL-E, but it's definitely the best of the Toy Stories.
A


Despicable Me
This one, however, exceeded all of my expectations. It was no tour de force like Toy Story 3, but it definitely had a heart and some aw moments. The benefit of not being so dramatic like TS3 is that Despicable Me was actually more laugh-out-loud funny for me. I went to this with a group of college friends and well all were laughing, probably more than the kids in the audience were.
B+
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« Reply #42 on: 07-25-2010 21:47 »


The Time Traveler's Wife

If you are a bit like me and don't like books but do like time travel and would like to see it outside the typical scifi scenario for once, I think that's a movie to see. If you are more like Kelly, read the book.


Did Kelly see this movie also?  If so, what did she think versus the book?  I just finished reading the book myself, but I'm afraid to see the movie.  Movies made from books can be awful and the movie seems to have been slammed critically.  Your review makes me want to reconsider, but I would be interested to know what someone who read the book thinks of it.
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« Reply #43 on: 07-25-2010 21:51 »

It's one of those movies where you shouldn't watch it if you read the book but if you didn't read the book, it's a good movie. (Kelly read the book and was OK but not impressed by the movie).
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« Reply #44 on: 07-26-2010 00:10 »

However, I was completely pleased and NOT AT ALL TEARY with the actual ending.

You, sir, have no heart.

And onto this...

Toy Story 3

Oh. Various. Gods.

This just exceeded all my expectations. It wasn't laugh out loud funny all of the time, it had some notable moments though, Spanish Buzz being one of the best. Some of the looks he gives Jesse just made me giggle like a loon.

But otherwise it was heartwarming, and like everything else I've come to expect of the toy story movies. I'd have liked to have seen a few of the other characters that we knew and loved, but you can't have it all.

And yes, I cried like a baby at the end of it.

A+
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« Reply #45 on: 07-26-2010 02:59 »

Nutmeg, not everyone cries when they're happy.
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« Reply #46 on: 07-26-2010 05:12 »

Who said I was happy? EH!
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« Reply #47 on: 07-26-2010 05:32 »

But the ending wasn't sad. This is why a lot of people who have seen it didn't cry. It was beautiful and touching, but it was not sad.
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« Reply #48 on: 07-26-2010 06:57 »

Since when do people only cry if something is sad?
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« Reply #49 on: 07-26-2010 07:02 »
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AHHHHHHHHHH IT'S AN ENDLESS LOOP KILL IT

I didn't say people only cry at sad things. I was implying that MOST people tend to cry only at sad things. I completely understand why a lot of people cried at the end of Toy Story 3. But I also understand why many people didn't, and that's because unlike when something is sad, most people are more able to keep their tears in check when seeing something extremely happy or beautifully touching, while still being just as moved.

If the end of Toy Story 3 was extremely sad, I would understand the "you have no heart" response to Weiner saying he was moved by the ending but not moved to tears. Most people are usually only moved to tears by sadness. It doesn't mean they have any less of a heart than someone who has a tendency to cry at joyous and touching things.

Of course all of this is pointless, because obviously Nutmeg is simply teasing.
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« Reply #50 on: 07-26-2010 07:27 »
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Salt

While I never quite believed Angelina Jolie's Russian acting, I thought the story, presentation, and action scenes were top notch. Makes me all nostalgic for the good ole' days when America's enemies had some style and class!

9/10

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Toy Story 3
God damn you Pixar for making me feel more emotions towards CGI toys than I have my real family and friends...

10/10

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Despicable Me
Liked it more than I thought I would. Steve Carell was brilliant as he usually is, and his evil mad scientist sidekick reminded me of Professor Farnsworth with a British accent. Pretty solid, but fairly unremarkable...

7/10
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« Reply #51 on: 07-26-2010 20:17 »

AHHHHHHHHHH IT'S AN ENDLESS LOOP KILL IT

I didn't say people only cry at sad things. I was implying that MOST people tend to cry only at sad things. I completely understand why a lot of people cried at the end of Toy Story 3. But I also understand why many people didn't, and that's because unlike when something is sad, most people are more able to keep their tears in check when seeing something extremely happy or beautifully touching, while still being just as moved.

If the end of Toy Story 3 was extremely sad, I would understand the "you have no heart" response to Weiner saying he was moved by the ending but not moved to tears. Most people are usually only moved to tears by sadness. It doesn't mean they have any less of a heart than someone who has a tendency to cry at joyous and touching things.

Of course all of this is pointless, because obviously Nutmeg is simply teasing.
Also, that part where I said they could've ended the film, that would've been sad and would've moved anybody to tears. The ending was touching, but it didn't touch me just right.
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« Reply #52 on: 07-26-2010 20:45 »

I can't imagine the film just ending at that point...

I thought it was pretty touching, yet funny with the Aliens at that moment, but yeah.

Wanted to insert something about weiner being touched just right, but I got nothing... anyone?
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« Reply #53 on: 07-26-2010 20:52 »

Weiner was touched, but not touched the way he likes it...?
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« Reply #54 on: 07-26-2010 21:00 »

Only I know how to touch Weiner the way he likes it.

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« Reply #55 on: 07-26-2010 21:05 »

I thought that was Winna, with his "Does anyone want to touch my genitals" comments...
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« Reply #56 on: 07-26-2010 21:15 »

Only I know how to touch Weiner the way he likes it.


You just made the thread title true.
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« Reply #57 on: 07-26-2010 22:38 »

I Love You Philip Morris
A gay old time! Carrey and McGregor were good, some good laughs too.
A bit less Catch Me If You Can and a bit more character driven though if you're looking for a crime movie but some good prison escapes.

B+
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« Reply #58 on: 07-26-2010 23:25 »

Fantastic Mr. Fox - 9.5/10
Great stop-motion animation, typical Wes Anderson greatness!

The Men Who Stare at Goats - 8.5/10
Hilarious movie. Clooney, McGregor and Bridges are all just fantastic in it, especially Bridges.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time - 7/10
Much better than I thought it would be, but still not a must-watch movie.

The Darjeeling Limited - 9/10
Another of Wes Anderson's masterpieces. Great storyline.

The Shawshank Redemption - 9.5/10
One of the best Prison-Break movies I have seen.

I Love You Phillip Morris - 8/10
Very funny story with great performances by Carrey and McGregor. Even better considering that most of it really happened.

Where The Wild Things Are9.75/10
Definitely one of the best movies I have seen in a while. It's different from the norm of movies, but in a good way!
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« Reply #59 on: 07-27-2010 15:59 »

Knight and Day

At first I was like



But then quickly I was like

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« Reply #60 on: 07-27-2010 16:08 »

Ha, entire review is babies!
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« Reply #61 on: 07-27-2010 16:39 »

That's how I roll.
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« Reply #62 on: 07-27-2010 16:50 »

I hope cruising the internet for baby pics lands you on some Australian pedophile registry, then you'll learn! big grin
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« Reply #63 on: 07-27-2010 16:52 »

Chay's Review of Knight and Day

Compelling, mesmerizing, a tour de force!  I laughed my way through it, in a good way!

A+++++++
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« Reply #64 on: 07-27-2010 16:57 »

I hope cruising the internet for baby pics lands you on some Australian pedophile registry, then you'll learn! big grin
maybe it's pics of chay himself?
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« Reply #65 on: 07-27-2010 17:52 »

Pretty sure the second one's a girl.

Also, I did think that Faze. At one stage I was also thinking "Maybe i should make a folder of baby pics for future reviews" then I thought about that some more and realised I probably shouldn't...
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« Reply #66 on: 07-27-2010 21:08 »

"But I use them for posting funny reviews on a Futurama message board, check online, ask the moderator FazeShift! Take these handcuffs offameee!"

Sorry I don't know what that guy is talking about officer *deletes chay post*
I've never heard of the guy *deletes chay post* I hope you nail him, good luck!
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« Reply #67 on: 07-28-2010 16:09 »

Toy Story 3

Oh my god I love this movie. It had me laughing and had me almost crying during the end. I do love the Spanish Buzz and the romance between him and Jessie is so sweet. I love Big Baby too.

For some reason I want a ken doll. I would go and see it again if I have the chance.
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« Reply #68 on: 07-29-2010 05:51 »




Also I was a little bugged by the ending

Great movie.  Joseph Gordon-Levitt can be in my dreams anytime he wants.
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« Reply #69 on: 07-29-2010 06:33 »

I have him booked for tonight. You can have him tomorrow.
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« Reply #70 on: 07-29-2010 18:46 »

Vanilla Sky
Starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, this is another film that I asked out loud "Why was this film made?"  I caught this on cable last night, and it meandered, it was unfocused, in fact was boring in many places.  Catch it on cable if you want, but don't spend money on it.

4/10
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« Reply #71 on: 07-29-2010 19:46 »

It was a remake/re-imagining, saw it in the cinema a few years ago, bit of a mindfuck if you didn't know what it was about going in.
Some good scenes though, and Penelope Cruz's boobies.
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« Reply #72 on: 07-30-2010 00:05 »

See, that's the key to making a movie a success.  Put Penelope Cruz in a movie, show off her boobies without allowing her to speak (I could barely understand a word she was saying in "Sahara", her accent was so thick), and it's a winner.

I caught it on cable, btw; I did NOT pay to see it
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« Reply #73 on: 07-31-2010 00:28 »

The A-Team
Silly entertainment.
C+
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« Reply #74 on: 07-31-2010 21:09 »

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

CHOKE HER TO DEATH! DO IT! DO IT! NOOOOOOOOO

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« Reply #75 on: 08-01-2010 00:30 »

Inception

I saw this in IL. It blows, I don't care how much everyone thought it rocked. To me it was like the Matrix,Dark City,Shutter Island and dog barf mixed in a blender to make this movie.

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« Reply #76 on: 08-01-2010 05:36 »

K, just cuz leo has 2 kids in Shutter Island and Inception doesnt make them alike.  They are dead in Shutter Island and not dead in Inception - thats a pretty big difference
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« Reply #77 on: 08-01-2010 06:42 »

No comment on the dog barf?
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« Reply #78 on: 08-01-2010 08:05 »

Inception

I saw this in IL. It blows, I don't care how much everyone thought it rocked. To me it was like the Matrix,Dark City,Shutter Island and dog barf mixed in a blender to make this movie.

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[Dead serious]I'm shocked that you did not like this movie.[/Dead serious]

Man if you don't like this movie I can't imagine what you would think of a bad one. (Bad in the normal sense, not bad in the sense that you think every movie is bad).
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« Reply #79 on: 08-01-2010 16:02 »

No comment on the dog barf?

The dog barf is her totem.
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