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Xanfor

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« Reply #320 on: 12-23-2013 23:54 »

I've never seen The Adventures of Milo and Otis, but I've heard the stories about it. Disgusting, horrible. Should have been banned.

Just reading about that film sends a chill through my body.

I disagree simply because you say something should have been banned.

Even though I don't know what you're talking about.

MeatablePie

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« Reply #321 on: 12-23-2013 23:55 »

I've never seen The Adventures of Milo and Otis, but I've heard the stories about it. Disgusting, horrible. Should have been banned.

Just reading about that film sends a chill through my body.

Doesn't the movie fit your criteria of idiotic?
winna

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« Reply #322 on: 12-24-2013 16:24 »

Stum actually has the right on this one. Many cats were killed and abused in the making of that movie, even shots that depict this included in the original Japanese movie.
stum

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« Reply #323 on: 12-24-2013 16:33 »
« Last Edit on: 12-24-2013 16:34 »

I'm glad you agree, winna.

Xanfor, this movie deserves to be banned. Nothing can make up for the horrible torture those animals went through during the making of that movie. Whether or not you like animals, you have to admit that the inhumane treatment of the 'actors' in this film is shocking and disgraceful.

I can only imagine how many childhoods were ruined when people found out the story behind this beloved family film.
bankrupt

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« Reply #324 on: 12-24-2013 18:48 »

The Hunger Games

I signed up for the free 30 day trial of Amazon Prime to get 2 day shipping for the holidays.  When you have Prime you also get access to their streaming TV and movie selections.  I didn't have much interest in seeing the Hunger Games when it came out, but since it was available on Prime I figured I'd check it out.

It's a decent action movie, nicely shot, but I felt it could have been a half hour shorter.  It seemed a little drawn out when there didn't seem to be a lot of story to justify it.  There was nothing really novel here in comparison to other "man hunting man for sport" films.  I guess that there were children involved was supposed to be shocking, but probably only to people who've never watched sci-fi films.

B



Amazon Prime video streaming service
A huge letdown as a computer with an HDMI out isn't considered a "HD compatible device" by Amazon so you can only stream movies in SD.  This is a completely ridiculous restriction as they will stream their TV show selections in HD (such as the episode of Alpha House I watched).  Since TV shows will stream in HD on the same setup I can only assume Amazon bent over to the movie studios with this restriction.  If the Prime video service wasn't coming as a free addition to the 2 day package shipping, it wouldn't have much value to me because of this.

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« Reply #325 on: 12-25-2013 00:51 »
« Last Edit on: 12-27-2013 17:13 »

Jack Reacher
It's like a Taken prequel, only with Tom Cruise as Liam Neeson... and he has no dumb wife and daughter getting him into shenanigans, he's like a one man A-Team or something... yes that should suffice.
Anyway, I liked it, Tom Cruise plays the Tom Cruise character that everyone has seen before, he's a badass detective trained in everything and he outsmarts the bad guys and is totally cool while doing it.
B

Machete Kills
Rated R for Retardiculous!
Machete the old invincible Mexican badass get's recruited by President Charlie Sheen to go and kill some Mexican evil guy but he is only a evil minion of a much eviler guy
Looking forward to Machete Kills Again... in Space (for reals, that is coming)
C-
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #326 on: 12-26-2013 10:10 »

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Surprise, surprise; I really loved this film. It moved at a solid pace and had plenty of sweet action scenes. And Smaug... wow, Smaug. Benedict Cumberbatch did a fantastic job with this infamous dragon. The scene with him and Bilbo was particularly tense.

As far as Peter Jackson's additions go, I thought Gandalf's side-quest was quite well done and I like the way it's been tying into the main plot. I'm not too keen on Tauriel, but she only plays a small part and isn't exactly a bad character. Legolas' addition to the story felt perfectly natural.

But my favourite thing has to be the character Bard. He was my least favourite part of the book since he was an absolute nobody who in no way deserved the honour of (book / third film spoilers) However, they've actually made a pretty decent character out of him here which I really appreciate.

AUJ had a couple of downsides, but I honestly can't think of a lot to complain about with TDoS.

love/10
Beamer

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« Reply #327 on: 12-26-2013 10:32 »

The Adventures of Milo and Otis

I like the parts where the cats die! love

10/10
Spacedal11

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« Reply #328 on: 12-26-2013 19:10 »

Wolf of Wall Street

Lots of titties and men doing drugs on said titties.

B+
Tachyon

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« Reply #329 on: 12-26-2013 22:19 »


What a terrible way to treat titties!

I may or my not find the motivation to go see Gravity after work tonight.

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« Reply #330 on: 12-26-2013 23:26 »


But my favourite thing has to be the character Bard. He was my least favourite part of the book since he was an absolute nobody who in no way deserved the honour of (book / third film spoilers) However, they've actually made a pretty decent character out of him here which I really appreciate.

On a little OT note:
Am I the only one whom Bard reminded of Bill Turner in "Pirates of the Caribbean"? Sometimes, I really thought I would watch 2 Orlando Blooms wink
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #331 on: 12-27-2013 00:45 »

Saving Mr.Banks
Despite what this film's Televised commercials may want you to assume, the film is not about Mr. Walt Disney, but instead about the woman who wrote 'Marry Poppins'. The basic story is, and don't worry, there's no big spoilers, that P. L. Travers, the author, didn't want Disney and his crew to ruin her view of Marry, as she thought of her as family. There's loads more to the tale, but you'll have to see the movie for that. It's basically a drama film, but there are still light touches of comedy here-and-there. Every character is quite realistic and relate-able, as well. Recommended (9/10)
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« Reply #332 on: 12-27-2013 21:11 »

Hobbit desolation of smaug
 Really good, but I now hate the makers of the movie. 9.5/10

 Not going to tell you why because I don't want to ruin it.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #333 on: 12-27-2013 22:30 »

Hobbit desolation of smaug
 Really good, but I now hate the makers of the movie. 9.5/10

 Not going to tell you why because I don't want to ruin it.

Spoiler tags are a thing, you know.

And the book came out what, 80-something years ago?

On a little OT note:
Am I the only one whom Bard reminded of Bill Turner in "Pirates of the Caribbean"? Sometimes, I really thought I would watch 2 Orlando Blooms wink

No, you're not the only one. When I first saw him in the trailer I thought he looked exactly like Orlando Bloom. If Legolas wasn't already in the movie I'd swear it was him!

KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #334 on: 12-27-2013 23:04 »

Last movies I saw were DayBreakers which I have an  A-   

And The Mouse The Roared A+
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« Reply #335 on: 12-28-2013 18:18 »

Frozen
 I went and saw this with my younger sister and it was really quite stupid. It wasn't corny/stupid, it was just stupid. It did have some funny parts but it was more of an annoying musical because the characters kept singing and shit. 4/10
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #336 on: 12-30-2013 01:11 »

I haven't seen Frozen (and honestly don't plan to anytime soon), but I feel like it's been a tad overhyped. From what I have seen of it, it looks like it's just another rehash of the usual Disney plotline (Sad princess, Songs, Sad Prince, Happy!). However, I haven't seen it, so I'm just guessing.
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« Reply #337 on: 12-30-2013 01:33 »
« Last Edit on: 12-30-2013 01:34 »

The East
After eco terrorists begin attacking owners of corporations that pollute the environment a private intelligence agent is tasked to infiltrate the terrorist group calling themselves 'The East'.
It sounds like an action film but it's more of a slow thriller really, the group is like a hippy commune who play spin the bottle and live in an old house in the forest when they're not pouring oil on fat rich guys.
Brit Marling is the agent, Alexander Skarsgård the charismatic leader of the group, and Ellen Page is also in it, good performances.
C+


Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Some funny parts, but a bit long, could have used a bit of editing.
C+
Anna3000

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« Reply #338 on: 12-30-2013 23:29 »

Frozen

After what ShinyMetal said, I'm slightly ashamed to admit this, but I really, really adored this movie. I loved the characters and found most all of them very relatable, particularly Elsa. Another thing I appreciated was having one of the main characters who I liked very much share my name.  smile

I know I'm a huge sap, but I was actually in tears during the "Let it Go" sequence.  cry
I was also really into all the "singing and shit."  tongue I can definitely understand those that find it annoying, however.

9/10
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #339 on: 01-02-2014 02:08 »

Les Miserables (2012)

8.5/10

I love the movie, but it dragged a bit in the middle. Besides that, the acting was good, the music was great, and the movie was terrific.


Tachyon

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« Reply #340 on: 01-02-2014 04:03 »
« Last Edit on: 01-02-2014 04:05 »


Welcome back to the madness, CartoonLover smile  You were gone quite a while.  Hopefully a dog didn't eat your phone or anything.

Would any of our Aussie or near-Aussie Peelers please be so kind as to inform me where the following film falls on the spectrum of serious / comedy / satire / drama / fail ?  It's intriguing.



Beamer

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« Reply #341 on: 01-02-2014 10:08 »

Welcome back to the madness, CartoonLover smile  You were gone quite a while.  Hopefully a dog didn't eat your phone or anything.

You're thinking of LMP. roll eyes

Would any of our Aussie or near-Aussie Peelers please be so kind as to inform me where the following film falls on the spectrum of serious / comedy / satire / drama / fail ?  It's intriguing.

The accents (and lingo) are definitely put on/exaggerated to a massive degree. I Googled it, and apparently it's a fan-made parody. Surprisingly good effects for a fan film, though that's about the only positive thing I can think to say about it. The rest looks fucking atrocious. no no
JoshTheater

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« Reply #342 on: 01-02-2014 21:56 »

Apparently the whole thing is on Youtube and it's about 40 minutes long. Seems a bit like a waste of 40 minutes though...their own stated premise was to combine Star Wars with an Australian beer commercial. Even for just a fan film that seems like a lot of work to put into such an uninspired joke.
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« Reply #343 on: 01-03-2014 12:00 »

Frozen

I liked it. A lot.

Not perfect by any means but still good light-hearted fun.

B+

Don't hate me, Trinity.  I'm just the messenger.
Beamer

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« Reply #344 on: 01-03-2014 12:11 »

I watched Monsters University last night. It was good - about on par with the original. A bit of an unnecessary film, but not pointless. It had pretty much everything we've all come to know and love about Pixar movies, and definitely didn't disappoint. smile

8/10
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« Reply #345 on: 01-03-2014 12:24 »

Frozen

I liked it. A lot.

Not perfect by any means but still good light-hearted fun.

B+

Where's our postcounts, Hobbitboy? You've been off watching kids movies while we've been working hard getting hundreds of posts? Shame on you, hobbitboy. Shame on you. no no

ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #346 on: 01-03-2014 21:05 »

Frozen

For this line only (and the angle it is taken from):

"I don't have a skull... or any bones."

8/10



The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

I hate that I enjoyed being disappointed so much. The good is good but the bad is so bad it gave me aids. And not the good aids that you get born with or from a blood transfusion; I mean bad aids like from a drug abuse or sleeping with hookers.

I'd like to give a proper review and even a rating but I have aids now so I'm sure you understand why I can't.

??/??
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #347 on: 01-04-2014 14:19 »

I watched Monsters University last night. It was good - about on par with the original. A bit of an unnecessary film, but not pointless. It had pretty much everything we've all come to know and love about Pixar movies, and definitely didn't disappoint. smile

8/10

Unfortunately though, that's one of those movies that gets less funny every time you watch it, which sucks because my little sister's made me watch it like five times already. It's still good, but it's lost some of it's humor, for me anyway.

Everybody loves Frozen, but it appears to be a Disney princess movie and I refuse to watch those for their damsel-in-distress, every-girl-needs-a-man-to-be-happy portrayal of women.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #348 on: 01-04-2014 20:34 »

I watched Monsters University last night. It was good - about on par with the original. A bit of an unnecessary film, but not pointless. It had pretty much everything we've all come to know and love about Pixar movies, and definitely didn't disappoint. smile

8/10

Unfortunately though, that's one of those movies that gets less funny every time you watch it, which sucks because my little sister's made me watch it like five times already. It's still good, but it's lost some of it's humor, for me anyway.
Really, though, any movie can lose it's charm if you see it many times. To this day I can't sit through, say, The Simpsons Movie, because I've seen it so many times that I remember practically every scene (Nevertheless, the movie is very good).

I liked Monsters University, but I think the original was a little bit better, but not by much. This was a good example of a clever sequel; Instead of diving into Mike and Sully's new job at the laugh factory from the end of the first film, they gave us more background on the characters, instead of extending the same thing we saw the first go-around. The execution was great, the story was pretty good, the comedy was nice, and although It's not one of my favorite Pixar films (Wall-e and Ratatouille would be my top 2) , I like it quite alot. I'm going to go with Beamer's 8/10.
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« Reply #349 on: 01-04-2014 21:21 »
« Last Edit on: 01-04-2014 21:23 »

Everybody loves Frozen, but it appears to be a Disney princess movie and I refuse to watch those for their damsel-in-distress, every-girl-needs-a-man-to-be-happy portrayal of women.

In reviews I've heard, apparently people like it because it takes a fresh look at the genre and even goes out of its way to avoid those clichés. Apparently the way it's been marketed is way off from the actual movie. I don't know for sure because I haven't seen it, but that's what I've heard.
Tachyon

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« Reply #350 on: 01-04-2014 22:42 »

Really, though, any movie can lose it's charm if you see it many times.

This is true, of course.  There are a few movies for which I don't experience that phenomenon, though.  Probably at the top of the list is Independence Day smile  I could watch it ten times a year and it wouldn't become stale for me.  There are maybe four or five others.

JoshTheater

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« Reply #351 on: 01-04-2014 22:47 »

That's because Independence Day isn't a good movie in the first place...I accepted that the first time I watched it and was still consistently entertained.
Tachyon

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« Reply #352 on: 01-04-2014 22:52 »


Oh, yeah, it's a great popcorn flick for sure.  But I could watch Strangelove several times a year too, so I don't know what the common watchability essence is.

Spacedal11

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« Reply #353 on: 01-05-2014 03:09 »

American Hustle

I absolutely love 70s culture so I was gonna see this for the aesthetic of the film. The movie itself was just okay with good performances across the board but Jennifer Lawrence was the most entertaining while Jeremy Renner's character was the most sympathetic.

C+
Tachyon

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« Reply #354 on: 01-05-2014 04:00 »


* Tachy makes a note to watch American Hustle just to see how Singer and Russell portray the culture of the '70s. 

Or at least how they portrayed it to match the expectations of their audiences, perhaps. Though Russell certainly experienced some of it as a schoolkid.  Don't know about Singer, in that respect.

JoshTheater

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« Reply #355 on: 01-05-2014 04:52 »
« Last Edit on: 01-09-2014 19:33 »

Hm, let's take the time to hand out some reviews to movies from this past year that I didn't yet:

Gravity

As my friend exclaimed while watching this: "Why did they call this 'Gravity'? They should have called it 'Grab-On-To-Shit!'"

A-

The Wolf Of Wall Street

If you can sit through a 3-hour example of how to be the biggest, richest asshole of all time with essentially no moralizing...this is really funny and well directed.

A

Elysium

Definitely not as good as District 9, but it was alright on its own terms.

B-

Pacific Rim

Nowhere near as good as I hoped, pretty forgettable actually. There were definitely parts I enjoyed, but as a whole nothing really stood out.

C
Beamer

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« Reply #356 on: 01-06-2014 02:35 »

my favorite Pixar films (Wall-e and Ratatouille would be my top 2)

Toy Story 3 > Up > Wall-E > The Incredibles > Everything Else
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« Reply #357 on: 01-08-2014 09:49 »

Elysium

I liked this one. It had a nice, non-complicated plot with some great action. Although it was quite predictable.

 smile/10
TheBPB11

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« Reply #358 on: 01-09-2014 01:15 »

The Conjuring

Pretty enjoyable movie, kinda bland, but generally entertaining.

8/10
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #359 on: 01-09-2014 02:40 »

Frozen

This movie is as bad if not worse than Rapunzel‎. I quit watching about after the 15 min mark.
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