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M0le

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« Reply #40 on: 08-02-2013 07:50 »

THE PYRRHIC STIM

Was it worth the price I paid?

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Meerkat54

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« Reply #41 on: 08-02-2013 08:49 »

This is like that A Good Day to Die Hard parody thing on that other movie thread all over again. roll eyes laff
JoshTheater

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« Reply #42 on: 08-02-2013 14:16 »

How many of you have actually seen Pacific Rim?
DannyJC13

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« Reply #43 on: 08-02-2013 14:32 »

How many of you have actually seen Pacific Rim?

I have.
tyraniak

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« Reply #44 on: 08-02-2013 14:45 »

Me too
Meerkat54

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« Reply #45 on: 08-02-2013 14:45 »
« Last Edit on: 08-02-2013 14:47 »

I will. Tomorrow. I will download it. Maybepossibly. shifty
M0le

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« Reply #46 on: 08-02-2013 15:05 »
« Last Edit on: 08-02-2013 15:12 »

I skimmed Danny's review.

I did see, however, a small trifle of a fillum tonight called The World's End. I wasn't intending to, but I had just seen the vividly raw Vin Diesel documentary POST-RIDDICK GRIM and needed to learn how to laugh again. Spare observations:


That was all I could spare! I'll attempt to review it tomorrow, and also, without prompting, complain about why I was utterly disappointed with the 2011 The Thing prequel, which is something I've wanted to do for roughly a year and a half.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #47 on: 08-02-2013 20:33 »

How many of you have actually seen Pacific Rim?

I had a whole review of it on the last thread. I hardly see why that makes us qualified to joke about the title of the movie.
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #48 on: 08-02-2013 21:29 »

How many of you have actually seen Pacific Rim?

Have seen it twice, and will watch it again tomorrow.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #49 on: 08-03-2013 02:26 »
« Last Edit on: 08-03-2013 02:33 »

How many of you have actually seen Pacific Rim?

I had a whole review of it on the last thread. I hardly see why that makes us qualified to joke about the title of the movie.

Heh, I wasn't trying to say anybody shouldn't have been able to participate in the rhyming...I was more just kind of curious to see if the rhyming had gone on so long that some people actually might not have realized or forgotten what movie was originally being rhymed with.

Anyway, I haven't seen it yet but I'd like to.
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« Reply #50 on: 08-03-2013 12:33 »

Anyway, I haven't seen it yet but I'd like to.
Ah, that explains it, we are referencing the part where the Jaeger robots and Kaiju monsters break down into a rhyming rap battle while Idris Elba lays down some phat beatz...

I would watch the hell outta that.
Meerkat54

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« Reply #51 on: 08-17-2013 13:36 »
« Last Edit on: 08-17-2013 13:38 »

Wreck It Ralph

"Why not", I thought. Just for a bit of fun. The trailer looked okay so I thought I'd give it a whirl. And I have to say, for a guy who's coming a lot more out of watching kids movies (FYI, me), this is quite good. The storyline was good. Plot was understandable and various confusing bits and pieces were explained further throughout the movie. I also like the twist at the end.
But the characters were good and I liked all the references. Very well done, I say. Music fitted nicely as well.

8.5/10


Despicable Me 2

We watched this in class yesterday since our main teacher wasn't here. Didn't finish watching it (only had like 15-20 minutes left), but I guess it's eligible for reviewing anyway. Wasn't the best quality (it was my friend who got it from god knows where. It also appeared to be in German or something, but the dialogue was in English, thank god. Just some of the main text was foreign), but it was watchable. At least it wasn't out of sync. shifty
Gru's new sidekick was funny, and the introduction of the characters was interesting, such as Gru's date etc.
The kids were cute, as always, and the story was interesting, but rather predictable. Music was great, too. Love the soundtrack selection for Despicable Me. But it was good. 'Twas enjoyable.

8/10
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« Reply #52 on: 08-19-2013 00:03 »

LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite
Pretty fun 70 mins, awesome Lego graphics and voice acting and lols.

B+
My Manwich

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« Reply #53 on: 08-22-2013 05:57 »

So I took my niece to see the Mortal Instruments City of Bones today and if you haven't read the books there is a Star Wars twist which just might kill this movie when word gets out.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #54 on: 08-22-2013 14:17 »

Kick-Ass 2

Felt super-long (in a good way), and the violence is really brutal and shit. They stepped it up to a level even higher than in Kick-Ass, and I'm not complaining.

Some of the things at the start of the movie felt pretty rushed, but then it kept a good pace. There are quite a lot of characters and plot points going on, at times it feels messy but it holds up well overall. Not sure how I feel about the extreme vomiting and defecation, I mean it doesn't really fit in with the rest of the movie but I'll let it slide.

They recast Evan Peters who played Todd (who in this movie becomes Ass-Kicker) in Kick-Ass and replaced him with Augustus Prew, who I don't think played the part all that well (judging off how Todd was in Kick-Ass alone, since I haven't read any of the comics).

7.5/10
Meerkat54

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« Reply #55 on: 08-23-2013 14:59 »
« Last Edit on: 08-23-2013 15:01 »

Quick review cause it's late, I'm tired, and I want to sleep.

Star Trek: Into Darkness

Very good movie, I must say. Music fit well and the plot was very good. A lot of the characters were good also. A few nice twists around the end as well. Video quality was excellent - dad found a blu-ray copy of it. However, the scene in which they speak Clingon wasn't subtitled. Or was it meant to be like that? Idk. But either way, I enjoyed it. Very well done indeed. Nothing I particularly hated about it.

I also noticed that one of the actors was the one who played Mickey from Doctor Who, so that was a nice crossover.

All in all, an 8.5/10 for me.

That is all.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #56 on: 08-24-2013 14:37 »
« Last Edit on: 08-24-2013 14:40 »

Warm Bodies

This was... really weird to watch, and not in a good way. The plot is total nonsense and the first half is pretty cringe worthy, but I was surprisingly eager to see how it all progressed.

I'm not sure if was worth it though; it really suffers from being utterly predictable despite the premise being so absurd. With something like this, they missed opportunities to take advantage of the strange idea and go totally nuts with creativity, but sadly that didn't happen.

I do however, appreciate the unique approach to a zombie movie. The fact remains though that this supposed "comedy" failed to make me laugh.

4/10
Meerkat54

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« Reply #57 on: 08-24-2013 15:06 »

Now You See Me

Well, as much as it was annoying to not be able to watch Apocalypse Now, I must admit that this movie made up for it. The soundtrack was excellent, and the actors were brilliant. Special effects and "magic" tricks were pretty awesome as well. Certain action scenes were also pretty nifty, such as the fight scene in the apartment. Had a couple of laughs in it too. The plot was understandable and had a good storyline. The characters each had an introduction but after a while I admit it kinda got a bit predictable. Though there was one thing I was rather confused of. Has anyone else seen the movie? Because it was either a weird copy, or a few times during the movie it replayed scenes that had already played/hadn't played yet, before going back to the scene it left off from? Idk, it was a little weird. I didn't understand why it was doing that. But either way, I thought it was a great movie and thought it was really well done.

9.5/10
Spacedal11

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« Reply #58 on: 08-25-2013 23:04 »

The World's End

It was good, I'd see it again. Out of the three Cornetto trilogy I haven't seen Hot Fuzz but I like the others.

A-

You're Next

It's fun to watch horrible upper class people die because they are so cartoonishly obnoxious. Also this movie proves that Aussies are crazy but overall better people.

B-
Boxy Robot

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« Reply #59 on: 08-25-2013 23:30 »

Monsters University

Definitely not as good as the original, but I wasn't expecting it to be. It's an extremely fun movie with some great jokes and well-developed, new characters. A fine Pixar outing.

8/10
bankrupt

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« Reply #60 on: 09-01-2013 21:52 »

The World's End

Rapid fire pacing and dialogue make it seem like the movie is over just after it starts.  I didn't think this film was as sharp about what it is parodying as Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz were.  I don't know how I feel about that yet, but it didn't detract from the fun of the film.

B+
Anna3000

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« Reply #61 on: 09-02-2013 05:56 »

Admission

I was very disappointed in this movie, mainly because it was billed as a comedy, but it turned out to be very depressing and dull in my opinion. I just can't believe I hated something starring Tina Fey; I had thought that was impossible.

C-/D+
Tachyon

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« Reply #62 on: 09-02-2013 06:12 »
« Last Edit on: 09-02-2013 06:13 »


I was very disappointed in this movie, mainly because it was billed as a comedy, but it turned out to be very depressing...


* One of Tachy's long dormant synapses was triggered by that post

That is the perfect description for Pushing Tin.  A strange drama about the lives of air traffic controllers that seems as though it might have been a comedy-drama before being recut.

C. And the "C" does *not* stand for Comedy, despite the comedic moments in the trailers.

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« Reply #63 on: 09-15-2013 03:17 »
« Last Edit on: 09-15-2013 03:19 »

Elysium
God I forgot how much Neill Blomkamp likes shaky cam and how weird the "Sewth Ifricin" accent is...
Ok, the film is fairly heavy on the metaphor for the rich and poor, the 1% having all the wealth and all that, that was fine.
But I think the characters should have been written a bit better, Matt Damons character is fine, he's a ex criminal trying to make it in a shitty situation and all but it seems like everyone else around him is a douchebag except for like 3 people, it's a heavy handed way of rooting for him, needs to be more balanced.
Other than that, like District 9, there's cool ships, cool guns, people getting blown into chunks, generally good effects and action.
There was a really gorgeous set design in one of the last fights I enjoyed.
Sharlto Copley was a complete bastard (in a near entire cast of bastards though) but his accent was godawful again, and Jodie Fosters accent was weird too and probably heavily ADR'd which was distracting.
C+

This Is The End
So meta, comedy actors thrown into The Apocalypse situation!
It was all very self-congratulatory but there are some ok parts, most of which were probably in the trailers.
Nothing particularly terrible about it.
C-
Anna3000

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« Reply #64 on: 09-15-2013 20:07 »

You're Next

I generally hate horror movies and avoid watching them, but I had heard so many good things about this one that I decided to give it a try anyway. Surprisingly, I really enjoyed it. The family was, for the most part, so cartoonishly obnoxious and arrogant that I didn't mind seeing them get hacked up, and I liked the bad-ass Australian woman. Also, even though this movie was gory and disgusting, it actually was pretty funny in several places and was clearly not intended to be taken seriously.

B
Spacedal11

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« Reply #65 on: 09-16-2013 07:40 »

I work in the library at school, which is a film school, meaning I have access to a lot of movies. Surely you sit there thinking but what of Netflix? Well Netflix doesn't have a lot of movies in actuality. Because I've been hankering to watch The Social Network for quite some time and I finally just checked it out and enjoyed it very much. A - like I am a bit surprised that it didn't win Best Picture.
Beamer

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« Reply #66 on: 09-16-2013 07:47 »

But... But what of Netflix?!? confused

Also, I agree.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #67 on: 09-16-2013 08:17 »

Netflix supplies me with a lot of horror movies, TV shows, and obscure bad thrillers from the 90s. But it doesn't have The Social Network.
Beamer

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« Reply #68 on: 09-16-2013 08:23 »

Facebook isn't... ON Netflix?

*brain explodes*
JoshTheater

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« Reply #69 on: 09-16-2013 15:49 »

I could've sworn I saw The Social Network on Netflix while scrolling through a few times...maybe they took it down?
Beamer

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« Reply #70 on: 09-17-2013 04:05 »

Apparently Netflix removed almost 2,000 titles from its library a few months ago, which went relatively unnoticed as the majority were pretty obscure. Maybe The Social Network was one of the few well-known films in the list?
Spacedal11

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« Reply #71 on: 09-17-2013 04:26 »

Guys it doesn't matter. I've seen the movie. Everything worked out in the end. Good day sirs.
Beamer

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« Reply #72 on: 09-17-2013 04:28 »

Guys it doesn't matter. I've seen the movie. Everything worked out in the end. Good day sirs.

Quiet, you! WE HAVE TO HELP SPACEDAL SEE THIS MOVIE.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #73 on: 09-17-2013 05:14 »

Wait a minute...if I'm not Spacedal...then I must be...



Old Man Jenkins!

PS: Give me back my beard you meddling douchebags.
Tachyon

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« Reply #74 on: 09-17-2013 05:20 »


Quiet, you! WE HAVE TO HELP SPACEDAL SEE THIS MOVIE.


OK.  You get the chloroform, I'll get the huge cake, and we'll sneak her into a midnight showing.

Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #75 on: 09-25-2013 14:57 »

The World's End:
Upon first viewing, the movie appeared not quite as good as "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz". Yet -after it "settled"- it appeared like Pegg/Wrights most "mature" script. A tragic comedy, with a rather sad protagonist, covering the theme of clinging to a lost youth worked really well.
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« Reply #76 on: 09-25-2013 18:11 »

It's not as good as Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz, but that doesn't mean that it's anything less than an excellent film.
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #77 on: 09-25-2013 20:07 »
« Last Edit on: 09-25-2013 22:42 »

Well..comparisons the the excellent "Shaun" and "Fuzz" are always critical, as both movies set the bar f*cking damned high:)

That said, the first two were rather pure comedies (elaborate humor, for sure, not not too much tragedy, even with the dying characters in Shaun).  Yet, "World's End" was a tragic comedy from the very beginning. As funny as it is: The movies' quieter tones (after having seen it, when they got time to settle) sealed the deal for me. Ironic that movie about a drinking tour excells its tragic, quiet, low-key themes.

I must admit that "World's End" did not feature the same running gags or sometimes pefectly set up scene humor as "Shaun" and "Fuzz" (e.g. the Zombie switching off the radio).

Yet, it added quite tones its two precessors did not have.
Though I must admit: Being nearly Simon Peggs age (okay, I'm 3 years younger, but in our age, that difference is neglectable), the question wether you moved along sufficiently since your youth, how you wish to cling to it (even with ambition to reclaim it) seems directly adressed at me, giving the movie a personal touching tone.*

*(For the record: I do NOT run around like Andrew Eldritch. Yet, as I never did so anyway, this probably does not count too much)
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #78 on: 09-25-2013 23:27 »

Frankly, The World's End just feels like two films smushed together. I know that tonal inconsistency is true of the whole trilogy, but The World's End feels like a film about a pub crawl and then they just shoved some robots in.

And, that's literally what it is. It began its inception as a film that Edgar Wright wrote in his youth, called Crawl, and then they decided to put some robots in to make it fit more as part of the trilogy.

That's not to say that they don't do a good job of tying the plot elements back together, thematically, but it all feels very retroactive.

I agree that it's more of a tragedy than the previous films and that it's, arguably, more of a mature exploration of mature ideas, but I don't think that that necessarily makes it any better and I just don't think that it's anywhere near to being as good as the previous entries.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #79 on: 10-03-2013 18:43 »

The only movies I saw in the theaters this year were:

A Haunted House

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

The Great Gatsby

Might see Gravity...

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