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Solid Gold Bender

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« on: 02-08-2012 22:23 »
« Last Edit on: 02-09-2012 04:27 »

The former thread ran out of space, so I made a new one... In this thread, you'll do exactly what you did in it's predecessor: rate and discuss cinematic movies that you've seen. Enjoy!

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

This movie was awesome! A great spoof of Johny Cash's life story, Walk The Aline, Walk Hard takes comedy and spoofs to a new level! We start off seeing Dewey as a young boy. He is kicked out of his town for playing Rock N Roll, which is apparently evil music. He takes his girlfriend and moves out. He eventually gets a big hit with his single: Walk Hard. Throughout the movie Dewey progresses through many different states of behavior, wifes, and musical performance abilities. The acronyms great, the music is very catchy, the characters themselves are great, the long ranged humor is fantastic and the spoofsare great. I highly recommend this movie to people who enjoy spoofs and long ranged humor.



A review is being written right now...
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« Reply #1 on: 02-09-2012 00:38 »
« Last Edit on: 02-09-2012 00:43 »

No new topics without a relevant first post, edit a review in there or closey-closey!

Edit to make you feel silly: Dummy!
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #2 on: 02-11-2012 19:28 »

I adore Walk Hard. It's a good film, but I love it like it were a masterpiece - it's just the perfect blend of stupid comedy and surprisingly good songs to please my senses.


Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

An obviously slashed budget compared to the previous three and not a film that makes up for it in other ways. It's very bad, but in its defense, it's also very watchable. There's lots of odd moments of scewball comedy - some of which would work quite nicely if they weren't so oddly placed in a Superman film... not that Superman is good or anything.

But yes, this is nonsensical trash.

4/10



The Woman in Black (1989)

I don't come at this film as someone who's read the book, but I do come at it as someone who's seen the (fantastic) stage production. It's a wonderful story that executes a very simple premise brilliantly, balancing jump-scares with lingering terror to create something that truly deserves to be called horror - at leas that's the case with the play.

The TV movie is dull beyond belief and nothing about the titular woman is scary. She appears repeatedly but just as any normal human might (as you can see on the DVD cover up there). A few times she starts laughing maniacally but instead of being scary, it's just stupid.

It's a sad shame because I was hoping for this to be another forgotten gem of classic TV-movie horror like the 1970s' Don't Be Afraid of the Dark. If done properly, the source material would make for a terrific movie. Sadly, this is not that movie. All I can say is that the ending is quite haunting in a certain way. Sadly, it's handled in a way that was obviously an attempt to get around a low-budget and clearly isn't quite as powerful as the screenwriter intended, but all the same, the idea behind it and how it's put together is all quite menacing and has stayed with me to a certain extent. It's just unfortunate that the rest of the film wasn't to this standard.

4/10



The Woman in Black (2012)

To paraphrase my previous review of the 1989 TV-movie adaptation of the same book, I come at this as someone who hasn't read the source-material, but has seen the stage-adaptation and believes it to be very good. It blends cheap jump-scares with true lingering-terror to create something genuinely quite scary. And I mean... you have a lot more admiration for jump-scares when you see them on the stage... they have to pull some full-on Derren Brown shit to sneak up on you when you're looking at them the whole time, after all.

But I digress. I adore the idea of these "haunted house" movies - by which I mean films that run on spooky things making you jump as opposed to literally being set in a haunted house - it's just that I'm yet to see a film that really does it justice. There's a TV special from 1990 entitled Ghost Watch that is truly terrifying and uses so many outside-the-box tactics to scare you, it's just brilliant. The more recent Insidious had the same sort of idea and elements of the film were fantastic, but it ultimately got bogged down in a stupid and derivative storyline involving a stupid CGI franchise-villain. Given the quality of the play and the atmosphere conveyed in one of the trailers, I was hoping for this film to finally be the one to get the balance of scares and genuine story-telling just right, but alas, I suppose that's something that's still left for me to attempt to make myself.

The film does have a fantastic atmosphere in parts - but it's very inconsistent and none of the jump scares seem to land properly (possibly because they're often things that can only make the audience jump as opposed to the characters in the film such as spooky faces appearing well out of their eye-line - I think that half of the fear with these moments comes from the character seeing whatever it is and, too, being scared... this film's protagonist is never scared until he thinks he might lose his son, and even then, it's more of a contained, sensible fear). The film's art-design is lovely and certainly adds to its creepy nature. A few scenes are quite effective, actually. It's just let down by much of it being watered down to pander to a mass-horror audience waiting for Paranormal Activity 4 to come out. As an indication of what I mean, the woman in black isn't content to simply be seen, menacingly. Instead, she starts screaming whenever she appears in the second half of the film - presumably in the hope that the loud noise she makes will make you jump because she's already just shown up and stood there a few times.

Also, Daniel Radcliffe. Daniel Radcliffe is the worst actor in the Harry Potter franchise and that's saying something. He's seemingly only capable of showing two emotions:
1. Indifference
2. Frustration at his inability to convey the emotion that his character is actually supposed to be feeling. Seriously, look out for this in his eyes, it's present in most scenes.
I think Radcliffe is well aware that he can't act and is just trying to ride the wave for as long as he can and I mean, fair play to him. I'd do that, too. It's just a shame that he's started stepping outside of Harry Potter where I could largely ignore him and now he's getting in the way of films with potential.

Oh, and the film shoves a stupid, sappy ending on at the end. So yes, it's a hugely wasted opportunity to make something good and, instead, is just a film that you could enjoy on DVD with some friends on Halloween then largely forget about for the rest of your life. It's certainly an improvement over the TV-movie though, despite what lots of alternative types are bound to tell you.

6/10



The Muppets

The Muppets started out as a film I was falling in love with. It was an unashamed musical and not enough of those are made these days. And I suppose that pretty much all of the musical numbers, or at least the musical-number sequences (as opposed to the songs themselves), were exquisite. Not to be faulted. The film's problems lie in its bloated running time (2 hours of muppets? After an hour, I was losing interest) and the fact that it's essentially the same exact story that the muppets do every single movie. I must have seen at least 3 muppet movies now where the old gang have to get back together to put on a big show and raise money to save something. And I haven't seen most of the muppet movies, yet.
All of that aside, it's good fun. The gratuitous celebrity cameos certainly help to keep you amused, even if it's in a rather cheap way and a handful of them actually bring things down.

But yes, the film's strong point is certainly its musical numbers (written by Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords - in fact, they all sound exactly like Flight of the Conchords songs if you're a fan) and their respective sequences. If they trimmed 45 minutes off of the running time, then put 15 minutes of original songs into the film on top of the songs they already had, I'd probably be singing the praises of this as one of the best films of the year, but alas, I'm not.
Still, I've never really quite understood why people love the muppets to the extent that they do. If you're one of these die-hard muppet fans, you're bound to love this too.

7/10
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« Reply #3 on: 02-13-2012 01:17 »

Some light watchin':

Tower Heist
Is it weird that I wanted to see more of the guys running the hotel so slickly rather than the robbery they try to pull off? That can't be right can it?
Anyway it was ok, Casey Affleck was good, Alan Alda and Tea Leoni too... and I guess Ben Stiller wasn't as annoying as in some of his other films.
C+

In Time
I see what you did there director, time = money! eek
Dialogue is rather clunky, and of course the doe eyed rich girl (Amanda "Terrible Wig" Seyfreid) falls for the super-handsome ghetto boy (Justizzle Timberlazzle)
The second half is basically Bonny and Clyde crossed with Robin Hood, but I liked Cillian Murphy and the guy from Mad Men, and it's stylish in a certain way.
C+
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #4 on: 02-13-2012 01:39 »

I thought the title alone might just have been enough to win SBG an on topic first post. But I guess that's sky in the pie.

American Pie
Pointless but fun, even though we all know it.
B+

Star Wars
I forgot how boring the beginning was.
B

Hairspray
Haven't actually watched it all yet but have been told by the missus to give it at least an A-
A-

War Whores
Not actually a film, but close enough to warrant the pun, and especially funny if you say it in a Geordie accent.
A++
Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #5 on: 02-13-2012 02:17 »

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

This installment as well as the second (and possibly the first; I missed it if it was) was aired today on cable, so I figured "what the heck, why not watch it?" Since I caught only about half of the second film or less, I will not rate it but I will say it kept me entertained enough not to keep channel surfing. Basically, this movie is a 105 minute-long recovery of Spock.


In any case, a few instances aside that either had me laughing or calling minor BS, I enjoyed it well enough. It was amusing to see Christopher Lloyd in a role other than Doc Brown (since it's the only other film I've watched with him in it at this point). I felt he was a bit goofy for his role but eh, sometimes Star Trek is goofy so I just sat back and enjoyed. The ending left me wanting more; it didn't feel like it should've been over at that point.

70/100 torpedoes
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #6 on: 02-13-2012 02:23 »

War Whores
Not actually a film, but close enough to warrant the pun, and especially funny if you say it in a Geordie accent.
A++

I made this same exact slice of comic gold in the previous film-review thread. I demand credit!



Chico & Rita

Chico & Rita serves as proof that being a foreign production makes you about 20 times more likely to get an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Film regardless of if your film is actually good or not. Chico & Rita isn't bad exactly, but nothing about it stands out. Its story is melodramatic soap-opera stuff that I've seen countless times before. Granted, it's unusual to see it animated, but that doesn't make it a worthwhile film by itself.
The animation style is somewhat unique but it's also not exactly the nicest thing to look at - sort of looking like a mixture between low-budget rotoscoping, Flash animation on top of odd 3D backdrops and objects. If I didn't know better, I would assume that the film was based on a true story due to its cliched content about some musicians and love that was meant to be and still was never to be as well as its structure hopping from time-period to time-period like Frogger trying to cross the road in the middle of a rift in the time-space-continuum.

Chico & Rita is reasonably easy to watch, but nothing about it stands out and as far as 2011's animation output goes, you're better off with Rango, Puss in Boots, Kung Fu Panda 2, Winnie the Pooh, Arthur Christmas, The Adventures of Tintin or even My Dog Tulip. Only worth watching for Oscar completists.

5/10



A Cat in Paris

Essentially everything I just said in my review of Chico & Rita is also true of A Cat in Paris... except that Chico & Rita is marginally better.

The storyline in the film never really gets going and it also never really goes anywhere. And the characters are amongst the blandest I've ever seen in animation. The only one with anything resembling a personality is the villain, a mob-boss of sorts, and even he is nothing more than a dull variation of things I've seen done better elsewhere. And I suppose this weak overall characterisation is the film's biggest flaw because due to how boring everybody looked and behaved, I never got invested in any of their actions. I didn't care what happened to anybody because I didn't care about them.

How this film got an Oscar nomination is beyond me and thanks to this, Chico & Rita and The Secret of Kells, I'm on the brink of writing off any non-American animated films that get nominated in the future. That said, The Illusionist was excellent, but I saw that film well in advance of it getting nominated. I don't really know why my point is.

The film is a dull waste of an hour. Watch something else instead.

5/10
Tofu_Lion

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« Reply #7 on: 02-16-2012 01:59 »

I was wondering why everyone on here is reviewing old movies, then I remembered why- Hollywood has run out of ideas. Watching previews on tv has become (more) annoying. Ex: Project X (Teens have a huge party...wait that's not all, they RECORD the party!)
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #8 on: 02-16-2012 02:13 »

Tommy

There is no better phrase to describe this film than "fucking nuts". It's absolutely off its tiny little face.

On one hand, it's commendable. It was clearly a very unique film when it came out and tried a lot of daring, new things and in its defense, there's never a dull moment. That said, I can't help but feel that they should have either crafted the album to work more as a film, or they should have been more willing to alter their source material because the story is hard to follow at times due to a mixture of it being easy to miss a crucial line of dialogue when it's sang as part of a rock song and the fact that there's no dialogue in the film beyond what was written to work purely as a concept album.

The end result is a big mess of (presumably drug-fueled) ideas bursting at the seems and to be fair to it, if I liked The Who's music as much as I love the music as say David Bowie - chances are, I'd adore this film. So it probably works quite well for its intended audience: The Who fans.

6/10
Tofu_Lion

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« Reply #9 on: 02-16-2012 02:35 »

I owe a debt of gratitude to the album Tommy, for inspiring Green Day to make American Idiot. Too bad it sounds like the movie ended up much the same as other rock films (eye and ear candy for druggies).
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #10 on: 02-16-2012 03:14 »

If only someone would make a film out of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. It's a concept album with a story and it's also the greatest album of all time. I'd love to see it.

Also, that animated film-adaptation of Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds that went into production several years ago and is, as far as I can tell, dead in the water.
Tofu_Lion

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« Reply #11 on: 02-16-2012 03:29 »

Aha, so that's where you got your avatar...From what my vast research (wikipedia) tells me, I think the story from Rise and Fall would make a very unique and interesting movie. I love end-of-the-world scenarios, and the main characters seem pretty well thought-out and deep.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #12 on: 02-16-2012 07:15 »

It can be my new dream-project now that Tom Hooper has stolen Les Miserables from me. I shall make it, one day!

Also, my research tells me that the animated film-adaptation of Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds is still moving ahead even if it has been 8 years since it was announced. Apparently he's working on a remake of the album of sorts that's basically how he'd have made the album if he were to do it in 2012 with all of the advances in sound-technology as well as how music has evolved. It's going to have more of a focus on the story meaning that it will be the version he bases the film off of (more linking dialogue to allow it to flow, as opposed to it being a series of "chapters", I suppose).

Seeing as Richard Burton is sadly no longer with us, he's hired Liam Neeson to replace him. This is almost enough to put me off the project because I loathe Liam Neeson's work, but I'm sure a lot of people will love this news and be more excited for it all.

Still, how awesome is this going to be when (if) they finally make it? Not only will there finally be a film of The War of the Worlds set in its original Victorian setting (as there deserves to be), but it'll be animated and a musical based on of the greatest albums of all time. I can't wait.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #13 on: 02-18-2012 05:43 »

The Crazies (2010)

A military plane containing dangerous toxins crashes in the lake and the entire town nearby gets infected by a virus that turns everyone into mindless psychopaths. It was pretty good, definitely atmospheric and emotional, and at times rather suspenseful. I liked it, give it two thumbs up homes.

B

(Ok it wasn't perfect but I would watch it again).
Spacedal11

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« Reply #14 on: 02-20-2012 06:42 »

Bumpers!

The Woman in Black

It was really good at building tension but I kept waiting for the big scare that never came. I want to say I love this movie, but I can't. I liked it a lot,  but I didn't love it. I do love Daniel Radcliffe though.

B

This Means War

Actually there were some pretty good one-liners, but at the end I still sat there asking my friends why these characters had backass logic to certain things and the whole CIA terrorist plot was completely useless. The action was a wasted effort as well, they could have done this without the action-oriented setting and it still would have been the same cheesy movie.

C-
Nutmeg1729

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« Reply #15 on: 02-20-2012 13:21 »

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Really enjoyed this. The cinematography carried over from the first movie was made so, so much better and my eyes thoroughly enjoyed watching every single one of the scenes. Downey Jr. was once again fantastic, and him and Law are absolutely brilliant as the duo.

8/10

Batman Begins


I'm seriously late with this one... about six years, but I watched it yesterday for the first time and I have to say, I didn't expect it to be as good as it was. Scarecrow is one of my favourite Batman villains, second only to Joker and Riddler (who is amazing in the games despite being nothing else ever) so I really enjoyed seeing a bit of him in this, as well as watching the transformation into Batman. The Dark Knight now makes a lot more sense, and I wish I hadn't watched them out of order.

10/10 - it gets bonus points to take it up to ten because it's BATMAN!

Transformers: Dark of the Moon


Pretty sure I reviewed this a while ago, but I've just watched it there again, and all I have to say...

Nooooo, Ironhide, noooooooooooooooooooo! cry

It gets a 5/10 from me, for story and other stuff. For the autobots and decepticons it gets a 10/10 because I fucking love them.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #16 on: 02-20-2012 15:17 »

Riddler (who is amazing in the games despite being nothing else ever)

Someone never watched the animated series. hmpf
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #17 on: 02-24-2012 01:32 »

Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie

Perhaps it's my fault for watching this without ever really watching the show it spun-off from, but I don't think I "get it". Or rather, I do think that I "get it", I just think that "it" is jeuvenile and unfunny. I should add, for those of you who don't know, that this is only a continuation of what is essentially a sketch-show, so it shouldn't really hurt to view it without being a die-hard fan of the series. Anyway, if the film is an indication of what to expect from the show, I shalln't be bothering to check it out properly any time soon.

It really is quite astounding that a comedy with cameos from Jeff Goldblum, Bob Odenkirk, Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis and a reasonably substantial supporting role from John C. Reilly could be so lacking in the fun department, but most of the humour is stuff I'd expect to see from 14-year-olds trying to make a sketch show for YouTube. In fact, it would seem that either Tim & Eric is largely responsible for creating YouTube poop or at least it drew heavily on it when it started to hit the internet -I'd have to check the dates to be sure and I don't want to spend my time doing that... my point is that the comedy style they use is often that of YouTube Poop and I despise YouTube Poop. People say that sarcasm is the lowest form of wit. Well they're wrong. YouTube Poop is the lowest form of wit. I'd rather watch an hour and a half of someone being sarcastic than this any day of the week.

4/10



Crash
(1996)

Crash is something of a bizarrely polarizing film. I've seen many people dismiss it as garbage, it holds a 6.2 on IMDb and yet I regularly see it in some rather academic "Greatest Films of All Time" lists. As far as I can tell, the people that praise the film do so because of how daring it is and because they feel that it deserves commendation for tackling such bold subject matter whereas the people that detract from the film do so because it's a bad film. If that's the case, then I agree with both sides. It is a bold film and really does go to some very interesting places, but that isn't enough to stop it being a poor film.

I'm a huge fan of David Cronenberg - to the point that he may well be my favourite working director (I'm not sure, I'd have to think about it) - and this film left me as I tend to feel after Cronenberg films... not really a fan of the film, but unable to completely dismiss it due to some very interesting ideas and hauntingly profound moments of direction.

Anyway, there is undoubtedly a degree of haunting beauty to be found in this film's exploration of how painfully mundane modern life can be as well as the link between man, technology and sexuality (yes, Cronenberg up to his old tricks) but sadly a film needs something more to its story than "Some people develop a very literal car-crash fetish" to really work. Ultimately, it's a messy film with a lot of things that work and a lot of things that don't. It's not worth watching unless you're a Cronenberg completist or are very interested in arty films about social trends and/or sexuality.

5/10



Honey, I Shrunk the Kids


This is a passable family film from 1989 starring Rick Moranis and directed by Joe Johnston. Just two bits of the four key parts of film info you were given there should be enough to let you know exactly what to expect from this film, but just in case it isn't, here's some more details:
It takes a ridiculous sci-fi premise, but one that's also very fun and surprisingly is largely untouched within cinema and goes with it for a feature-length with some average family-film comedy thrown at you throughout. And the whole thing is made twice as good as it should be because Rick Moranis is in it.
I think that one thing the film is very clever for, is the way that it taps into that same sense of wonder you got as a kid from playing with small toys and imagining that everything around you was that big. I know I'd often wish I could shrink down and play in my Lego sets and as odd of a child as I was, I'm sure I wasn't the only one. It's on this front that the film makes quite a nice bit of escapism for children.
It's just a shame that the film itself isn't any better. If they hired a better writer, they might have had something on par with the likes of Ghost Busters and The Goonies here. Still, it's not as if being mediocre stopped Disney from turning into a ridiculously huge franchise and raking money in from it anyway.

Oh and also. I despise the title for being such a blatant violation of basic grammar. It should have been called Honey, I Shrank the Kids or Honey, I Have Shrunk the Kids. And it'd look better with an exclamation point on the end of it, too considering the sort of film that it is.

Honey, I Shrank the Kids!

See, I should work for Disney.

6/10



Casablanca


The awkward moment when the greatest film of all time isn't that great.

Casablanca feels remarkably contemporary to watch. This hails mostly from its camerawork which feels hugely ahead of its time what with it being full of movement and energy - extremely dynamic, all of it.

But that, along with Peter Lorre's fun presence, is pretty much where my praise runs out. The rest of the film is solid, but it feels dated and nothing about it strikes me as being particularly worth shouting about. Objectively speaking, it's far from a bad film and nothing about it is especially weak - certain scenes are fantastic, in fact - I just expected more from a film that's held in such ridiculously high regard.
Subjectively, who the hell cares? It's boring and I've seen this sort of romance done a million times already. Maybe it was novel and new in the 40s but I'm not wiling to give a film a free pass on account of it being made a long time ago.

7/10
YaBender!

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« Reply #18 on: 02-24-2012 03:46 »
« Last Edit on: 02-24-2012 03:56 »

I'm not all that into YouTube Poops anymore, I've found something better it's called "animation & writing". But anyways, I never liked Tim and Eric because i'd rather have that type of wierdness on the internet than on national television and with that said, when I heard they were gonna make a movie, I just laughed because it's one of the stupidest things i've ever heard. I understand someone sitting through 5-15 minutes of randomness, but nobody is gonna sit through an hour and so on of random shit and that's my two cents. smile
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« Reply #19 on: 02-24-2012 11:30 »

Was... was that a movie review? confused

D-
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« Reply #20 on: 02-24-2012 17:01 »

Oops! Got carried away, it was a rant. Delete if you want.
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« Reply #21 on: 02-25-2012 01:37 »

Safe House
Ryan Reynolds is a CIA safe house keeper in Jo'burg, bored by his job because he's being doing it for 12 months with nothing ever happening... until Denzel Washington, an ex CIA guy with some secret intel gets brought in with guys chasing him to kill him for what the intel is!
So the guys attack and he has to get Denzel out and keep him from running away too until the CIA sends backup (for some reason they don't send anyone for 12 hours and then they show up in helicopters... and it's just Brendan Gleason and Vera Farmiga)

Shot in the visual style of the Bourne movies (shakey cam ones), with the high saturation colour-graded visuals of most of todays action movies, it was ok, nothing special, some good grubby fight scenes.

C+
Beanoz4

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« Reply #22 on: 02-26-2012 00:43 »

Teen Wolf

After watching the TV show a while ago and then spotting the movie on Netflix I knew I had to watch it. I don't think this is better than the TV show but because the TV show changed almost everything (They did it very well and I fully enjoyed it) I had no idea what was coming up next. And I just think Michael J Fox is a fantastic actor!

7/10
JoshTheater

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« Reply #23 on: 02-26-2012 07:19 »

Crash is something of a bizarrely polarizing film. I've seen many people dismiss it as garbage, it holds a 6.2 on IMDb and yet I regularly see it in some rather academic "Greatest Films of All Time" lists.

Are you sure they're not referring to the 2004/2005 Paul Haggis film Crash, which won the Best Picture Oscar?
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« Reply #24 on: 02-26-2012 15:48 »

Yes.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #25 on: 02-26-2012 19:13 »

Okay. I was just curious, as I don't think I've ever even heard of the Cronenberg film.
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« Reply #26 on: 02-26-2012 20:49 »

I had the same reaction as you initially - which is why I double-checked which Crash they were talking about.
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« Reply #27 on: 02-26-2012 21:57 »

Killer Elite
Surprisingly ok for a Jason Statham film, based on a controversial book about illegal SAS activities in the Oman war (that I'd never heard of), so it's set in the 80's which was kinda refreshing (although it was really just a change of wardrobe and the cars).
Danny Bryce (Statham), a skilled assassin for hire is taken out of retirement to kill 3 SAS soldiers who killed 3 sons of some Omanian sheikh, in order to free his friend and mentor (DeNiro), but soon an ex SAS operative (Clive Owen) gets on to him and tries to stop him.
Good fights and stuff, I liked the "hit" on the guy on the hike, felt like a Hitman misson.

B-
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« Reply #28 on: 02-27-2012 21:50 »

Time for a few quick reviews

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

I enjoyed the Swedish adaptation of the book and Noomi Rapace made a fine Lisbeth but I think I preferred this version of the film.  It had more of the look of a film than the more TV based Swedish version and Roony Mara's performance was more subtle.  Short of it I enjoyed the movie and would recommend it more to those who have not seen the Swedish version than those who have.

A

Tucker and Dale Vs Evil

Rented not expecting much but was pleasantly surprised, will not say much as it would spoil aspects of the film but if you have the time I say give it a watch.

A-

The Muppets

Been a long time since I have grinned so much throughout a movie. Thoroughly enjoyable film and a well deserved Oscar for the song "Man or Muppet".  May not be for everybody but it was for me.

A+

Eyes Wide Shut

Ok some Kubrick films I get and some I do not, this falls into the later.  Nice visuals but it boggles the mind that it took 400 days to shoot and the plot was far less complicated than I was led to believe.

C

King Of Kong. Fistful of Quarters

The obsession of two men over the high score on a arcade machine makes an interesting watch.  Highly recommended.

A

Fright night (2011)

Having not yet seen the original I can not compare but I enjoyed this.  Sure it had some problems but overall it was nice to see a vampire in a movie that is a proper predator and David Tennant is a lot of fun.

Give it a rent

B

The Devils Double

A fine double turn by Dominic Cooper as Uday Hussain and his body double but although I got the insanity of Uday from the film, I did not get the menace and the film did not seem to have enough punch.

B-
Solid Gold Bender

Urban Legend
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« Reply #29 on: 02-27-2012 22:13 »

With my Dad's new Blu-Ray Player, I bought my favorite movie from the Summer of '11: The Rise of The Planet of The Apes. Just as good as I remembered it!

The Rise of The Planet of The Apes

This movie is flawless! The story is very easy to follow, while being complicated and extremely entertaining throughout. The CGI monkeys look so real, and their expressions are incredibly vivid. James Franco was incredible, I really connected with what he was feeling. I also liked the pacing of the movie. It really was laid out smoothly, and really helped the tremendous character development. I felt like I really knew each character a lot. This movie was fucking epic, and it was executed perfectly. This should be a classic alongside the other PoTA Films...


10/10
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #30 on: 02-28-2012 16:41 »

*Alongside the first Planet of the Apes film.
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« Reply #31 on: 03-06-2012 00:21 »

The Muppets
Singing:
"Life's a fillet of fish!"
".... Yes it is! \_(ツ)_/ "

Haha, great film.
A

Date Night
Tina Fey runs around with a low cut dress, with some action and stuff and Steve Carrell.
Enjoyable-ish.
C+
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #32 on: 03-07-2012 22:39 »

Today I went with a friend to see two movies for the low, low price of $10.50. Neither one of 'em was anything to write home about...so I guess I'll just write PEEL, instead.

The Vow
This is the definition of an inoffensive movie, in that it does nothing wrong in terms of plot or character or anything. It's just this kind of bland story about two fairly attractive people who make out and say cute things and cry on cue. Also, you get to see Channing Tatum's bare butt for about three seconds.
C+

The Lorax
Meh. The animation was pretty, and two of the songs were kind of catchy--but that's about it.
C
spira

Liquid Emperor
**
« Reply #33 on: 03-07-2012 22:42 »

It's been out of theaters for a while, but I watched most of The King's Speech last night again and it is still amazing and you should see it if you haven't.
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« Reply #34 on: 03-07-2012 23:22 »

Tintin
Solid action, great CGI, Andy Serkis is funny as the drunken Captain Haddock.
Tintin is an unlikeable racist (probably) British ginger kid who seems annoyingly un-killable.
But I liked the pirate stuff.
B+
Professor Zoidy

Urban Legend
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« Reply #35 on: 03-14-2012 20:18 »

X-Men: First Class

Great action, swift pacing without it feeling rushed, a bit of emotion in the mix, good acting; in short I liked it and I'd probably watch it again.

8/10 mutants
Solid Gold Bender

Urban Legend
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« Reply #36 on: 03-14-2012 21:17 »

Jack and Jill
Adam Sandler plays two unfunny twins in this waste of time. They tried to show us how similar they are, and I got the point...

0/100 Laughs

Airplane!
This movie was hilarious. There are so many gags and memorable jokes, that I'm considering buying this! "We're all counting on you, good luck."

10/10
UnrealLegend

Space Pope
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« Reply #37 on: 03-15-2012 00:26 »

Public Enemies

A decent film with some good acting and suspenseful moments. What I didn't like was how so many of the characters looked so similar. You'd see someone get shot, and a few minutes later they'd be back, apparently being a different person with the same hair style and colour.

But despite that, it was entertaining. 7/10
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #38 on: 03-15-2012 18:57 »

Another Earth

Garbage, Pure Garbage.
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« Reply #39 on: 03-15-2012 20:17 »

Public Enemies

A decent film with some good acting and suspenseful moments. What I didn't like was how so many of the characters looked so similar. You'd see someone get shot, and a few minutes later they'd be back, apparently being a different person with the same hair style and colour.

But despite that, it was entertaining. 7/10
I thought it lacked something when I saw it might deserve another watch, but Michael Mann knows how to do awesome gun battles!
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