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ShepherdofShark

Space Pope
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« on: 07-21-2013 02:39 »

I believe the rules require me to review a movie now.

Citizen Kane

Yeah, it was pretty good. Really enjoyed the homage to Mr Burns when they did that song and dance number, and some of the camera work was ok, I guess.

Saw the "Rosebud" thing a mile off and the ageing make-up on Orson was rubbish. Just make him bald and we'll believe it.

C+

Real review:
Excellent film that absorbs me every time, even though I know it word for word. The film feels real in a way that modern cinema seems to have forgotten and just oozes care and attention.

A- (there's always room for improvement).
Meerkat54

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #1 on: 07-21-2013 03:29 »

OTHER THREAD IS NOT CLOSED YET! O_O

But I approve anyway. Because that's just me. Me me me. x)

..I have nothing else worth posting here.. so I'll just walk away awkwardly...
My Manwich

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #2 on: 07-21-2013 08:13 »

I saw Fast 6 today and I swear that military bases in Spain have the longest runways in the world.
bankrupt

Urban Legend
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« Reply #3 on: 07-21-2013 21:19 »

Pacific Rim

This is a Syfy channel monster movie with an actual Hollywood budget.  The visuals are first rate.  If you like giant robots fighting giant monsters, this is your movie.  It's been too long since I've seen one of those old black and white Japanese monster movies, but I bet this film is more than a little of an homage to those types of films. For some reason during the film I kept thinking about the episode of Arrested Development where a couple of the characters are fighting in monster suits in a mock up housing development destroying everything.

The story is just as vacuous as a Syfy monster film.  Amuse yourself with the stern face acting portraying "emotions."  Bonus points to the writers for using the old "The autodestruct doesn't work, so I'll have to stay and set it manually" trope.

I'll give it a B-
DannyJC13

Space Pope
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« Reply #4 on: 07-21-2013 22:06 »

I saw Pacific Rim on Friday, it was "meh". All of the fight scenes gave me a headache, plus I could barely tell what I was meant to be looking at during them (reminded me of pretty much every scene in a Transformers movie), but I partially blame that on the fact that I had only gone to bed at 4:30am that day and had been walking in the heat for 4+ hours before going to see the movie. A lot of it was cheesy on purpose, of course, but I still cringed a little. Idris Elba's speech, the Newton's cradle, stereotypical characters, cheesy dialogue, etc.

What was up with the water physics when

I could go on but I'm too lazy.

7/10
Spacedal11

Space Pope
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« Reply #5 on: 07-22-2013 07:50 »

The Conjuring

Good scary movie. Crappy audience. I get it, I love going to see horror movies with my buddy and acting like asses because we're having fun. But we usually save that for when we know the movie is gonna be bad (like The Devil Inside). I was expecting a good movie and that's what I got, but the atmosphere was lost on me every time someone was giggling or talking or screaming. It did ease the tension a little bit but I would rather have watched it alone in that big theater, tensed out of my fucking mind than have to get distracted by teenagers. However that's not the movie's fault at all.

A-
~FazeShift~

Moderator
DOOP Ubersecretary
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« Reply #6 on: 07-27-2013 01:44 »

Pacific Rim
With a title like some sort of oceanic sexual position, and the horrible taste of that Transformers movie (the 1st one was the only one I've seen and will ever see) I approached this with low expectations, trusting Del Toros previous quality, and I thought it wasn't terrible.
Worth it to watch Idris Elba being badass, and I guess giant robots.
I still couldn't tell what bits of metal were hitting what bit of monster flesh in some of the shots.
C
Meerkat54

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #7 on: 07-27-2013 13:39 »
« Last Edit on: 07-27-2013 13:41 »

Funny how everyone's seeing Pacific Rim. I honestly wasn't expecting it for a movie like that. roll eyes
But, in that case;

Pacific Rim Oblivion

Pretty awesome movie. I'll have to watch it again though. The copy we have downloaded wasn't the best. Audio was a bit shifty, and was also out of sync later on in the film. But it was still watch-able, but I'll have to watch a better copy of it so I can enjoy it more. Either way, it was quite good. Very good use of actors in it, considering there were barely any official actors in there. But Tom Cruise was good, as were the others. Not to mention good ol' Morgan Freeman, aka the "Titty sprinkles" man. lol
According to dad a character from Game of Thrones is in there as well, which I had no fucking idea because I don't watch the show. lol

But it was good. Interesting storyline - had a few twists to it. Not sure I understood it terribly well though. As I said I'll have to watch it again some time to understand it more etc., when there's a better copy of it. But whatever. Music was good too. Very interesting movie indeed.

8.5/10
Inquisitor Hein
Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #8 on: 07-27-2013 20:46 »
« Last Edit on: 07-27-2013 20:47 »

About Pacific Rim

I still couldn't tell what bits of metal were hitting what bit of monster flesh in some of the shots.
C

I need to recheck my theory by watching the movie a third time, but I guess those shots were deliberately a tad fuzzy/unlcear.

- When scenes focused on Jaeger Pilots, their shots were clear, with the combat visible. E.g. Gipsy Danger vs Knifehead: That scene played from Raleigh's and Yancy's perspective. Being right at the front, their combat actions were clear and visible to the focused characters, and therefore also to the audience.
- When the scenes focused rather on the Jaeger fights being observed, shots became a tad more fuzzy/unclear. The best example was the fight showing "Crimson Typhoon" and "Cherno Alpha". You did not really see the Russian or Chinese Crew too much. The scene's viewpoint was rather the Hansens, having to stay behind in Striker Eureka, and the base (that was even more remote). They observed the fight, but could not get every tiny detail. Therefore, the viewer was also not served every detail crispy clear.



 
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #9 on: 07-27-2013 22:49 »

Perhaps it's the darkening effect of the 3D then, but my eyes can't seem to process some of these hyper shots, blergh.
El-Man

Urban Legend
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« Reply #10 on: 07-28-2013 02:18 »

More about Pacific Rim.

I laughed out loud when Ron Perlman showed up. Was half expecting to see Ryan Hurst make a cameo.

And those two geeky scientists - were they based on
Spacedal11

Space Pope
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« Reply #11 on: 07-28-2013 03:34 »

And those two geeky scientists - were they based on

I highly doubt that. I'm not really sure how those two pairs are similar either other than bickering nerds.
Anna3000

Starship Captain
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« Reply #12 on: 07-28-2013 05:58 »
« Last Edit on: 07-28-2013 15:41 »

The Heat: B+:
 
This movie was pretty hilarious and starred two of my favorite actresses, so I was very happy with it. Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock had great on-screen chemistry that made up for a fairly weak plot. The plot wasn't bad really, it was just a bit unoriginal and predictable. However, I was enjoying McCarthy and Bullock so much that I wasn't bothered much at all by this. Overall, I'd recommend this to anyone who just wants a simple, fun, buddy cop comedy.
Spacedal11

Space Pope
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« Reply #13 on: 07-28-2013 06:19 »

I liked The Heat a lot better than I thought I would. And I liked the pairing of McCarthy and Bullock.
cartoonlover27

Starship Captain
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« Reply #14 on: 07-28-2013 21:43 »

Grown Ups 2: B+

The sequel isn't better than the original, but there is much more meaningful emotion. In the first one, I feel like half the emotion was about weird and random things, but this movie deals with much more real-world issues. Adam Sandler and Chris Rock were funny, but I wish they could've made more scenes with Kevin James. It also seemed weird that Andy Samberg didn't have any lines for his part, considering his comedic background. Basically, it's the kinda movie that you have to lighten up during, because of the huge amount of toilet humor. If you can loosen up enough to watch it, it's a really funny movie and definently worth seeing.
~FazeShift~

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DOOP Ubersecretary
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« Reply #15 on: 07-28-2013 22:36 »

Oblivion
A decent sci-fi action film, at least semi original (in that we've seen a lot of the ideas in it before), but still executed pretty well.
Unlike Meerkat my copy was excellent quality because I have l337 sk1llz and am not an internet scrub. tongue
Soundtrack was pretty good.

C+
Meerkat54

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #16 on: 07-28-2013 22:51 »

Hey, that was my dad who got the copy, not me. tongue
He's the one that downloads everything around here.

I'm currently in the process of finding a better copy anyway, regardless of him saying he is. I'm doing that for a few movies, actually... shifty
JoshTheater

Space Pope
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« Reply #17 on: 07-28-2013 22:58 »
« Last Edit on: 07-28-2013 23:01 »

I just took a look on The Pirate Bay, and man, some serious shit must've gone down because they are missing a LOT of stuff...as in, I can't find a torrent of anything uploaded more recently than 2011. wtf?
Meerkat54

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #18 on: 07-28-2013 23:34 »
« Last Edit on: 07-29-2013 15:07 by ~FazeShift~ »

Try *no piracy links silly*. I use that often and it's never let me down. Just keep an eye out for free virus giveaways... Funny, 'tis the only risk with torrent sites. Bloody viruses. >:/
~FazeShift~

Moderator
DOOP Ubersecretary
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« Reply #19 on: 07-29-2013 15:08 »

Yes we all know where to get stuff but let's steer this back to movie reviews before mArc gets DMCA requests or whatever!
JoshTheater

Space Pope
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« Reply #20 on: 07-29-2013 18:54 »
« Last Edit on: 07-29-2013 18:56 »

I've always been under the impression we can mention sites, we just can't link to them. You seem to be under the same impression.

Anyway, would you like me to mention some of my favorite porn sites? wink
Meerkat54

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #21 on: 07-29-2013 22:38 »

Sorry, let me put it this way. Put 'kat.ph' into your search bar and then hit enter. See, I'm not linking it, I'm giving someone the information to get there by mentioning it. tongue
I'm just farting around. If you really want to remove that harmless thing go ahead. tongue

Anyway, would you like me to mention some of my favorite porn sites? wink

Oh my, yes! big grin
winna

Avatar Czar
DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #22 on: 07-30-2013 02:16 »

Second.
Beamer

Space Pope
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« Reply #23 on: 07-30-2013 09:38 »

SPECIFIC TIM

Tim wasn't general enough.

F
winna

Avatar Czar
DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #24 on: 07-30-2013 11:09 »

Second.
Spacedal11

Space Pope
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« Reply #25 on: 07-30-2013 22:49 »

TERRIFIC JIM

He's alright.

D#
JoshTheater

Space Pope
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« Reply #26 on: 07-30-2013 23:30 »

So, a C then? [/musicianhumor]
Beanoz4

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #27 on: 07-30-2013 23:38 »

The Wolverine
Has a lot of fantastic action scenes and the story is thrilling. The end-credit scene had me jumping up and down on my seat in excitement. A huge improvement after X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
10/10
ShepherdofShark

Space Pope
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« Reply #28 on: 07-31-2013 00:58 »

I don't recall any instance of Logan being referred to as the Wolverine. So I'm afraid the billboards and omnibus adverts serve only to annoy me, which is a shame, cause I'm sure the film is quite good.
Anna3000

Starship Captain
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« Reply #29 on: 08-01-2013 05:59 »
« Last Edit on: 08-01-2013 06:02 »

The Wolverine: A

I really enjoyed this movie, and in my opinion, it's the best superhero film so far this year.
The action scenes were excellent; I appreciated that they didn't seem to drag on and on as they have in many recent action films. They were actually exciting and inventive. Hugh Jackman also did a particularly awesome job playing Logan this time around; he made the character very sympathetic and likable whereas I've considered him to be a bit of an asshole in previous films. The setting was fun, too, and a nice departure from the average superhero movie's big city-USA location.
My Manwich

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #30 on: 08-01-2013 06:05 »

I don't recall any instance of Logan being referred to as the Wolverine. So I'm afraid the billboards and omnibus adverts serve only to annoy me, which is a shame, cause I'm sure the film is quite good.

He calls himself the Wolverine in this one.
~FazeShift~

Moderator
DOOP Ubersecretary
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« Reply #31 on: 08-01-2013 16:55 »

PROLIFIC LIMB
This thing was everywhere!

C-
Beamer

Space Pope
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« Reply #32 on: 08-02-2013 04:05 »

ACIDIC SIM

My phone is ruined. frown

A-
tyraniak

Urban Legend
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« Reply #33 on: 08-02-2013 04:55 »

Arthritic Kim

Kind of painful

D+
Meerkat54

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #34 on: 08-02-2013 05:56 »
« Last Edit on: 08-02-2013 07:15 »

Dramatic Trim

The most breathtaking story ever about a haircut.

A+
Spacedal11

Space Pope
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« Reply #35 on: 08-02-2013 06:54 »

SCIENTIFIC HYMN

Quite the contradiction.

-√9 cos+
Beamer

Space Pope
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« Reply #36 on: 08-02-2013 07:15 »

HORRIFIC SWIM

I paid $20 to see a scene from About Schmidt on an endless loop?!?!!

F-
Spacedal11

Space Pope
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« Reply #37 on: 08-02-2013 07:29 »

ORIGINAL SIN

Oh wait! This is an actual movie.

Never Seen It/5
Beamer

Space Pope
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« Reply #38 on: 08-02-2013 07:40 »

ILLICIT SKIM

I don't think that's milk...

B-

(I promise that's the last one)
El-Man

Urban Legend
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« Reply #39 on: 08-02-2013 07:43 »

SEMANTIC WHIM

A two-hour rant about the absurdities of language.

F+

I made no such promise.
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