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DrThunder88

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« Reply #280 on: 07-26-2003 22:10 »

 
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Originally posted by wu_konguk:
...I would of stopped the movie earlier...

My sentiments exactly.
Future Angel
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« Reply #281 on: 07-27-2003 03:09 »

Well, i stayed after my shift tonight to see Spy Kids 3D, all I can say is it's to damn blurry. No matter how I adjusted the crappy little cardboard 3D glasses on My face I still saw the blurriness of what it looked like with the glasses off (but maybe it just looked blurry cuz I'd been seeing some of the parts all day and hadn't been off my feet for the last 9 hours, nice long shift.). I was actually tempted to sit back and watch it without glasses. I loved Ricarado Montalban in this movie, he's got a bigger role in the one than he did in the second one. But the best part for me wasn't even in the actual movie, it was while Floop was explain how to watch the movie with the 3D glasses and what to do if you get dizzy.
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« Reply #282 on: 07-28-2003 14:49 »

Pirates of the Carribian: Curse of the Black Pearl
All the swash that's fit to buckle!  Johnny Depp throws amazing physicality into his role and makes the film worth watching multiple times, but he's not the only reason to go.  The screenplay, the set design, the swordpaly!  I'm even willing to forgive the film's numerous plot holes, cause IT'S THE BEST DAMN FILM OF THE SUMMER!
And I demand that MG and DXC make a Whalers on the Moon: The Movie in retaliation!
FishyJoe

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« Reply #283 on: 07-28-2003 16:39 »

Pirate Movie

I assumed it would suck, but then everyone told me it was great. As usual, the truth was somewhere in between. I thought it was a good movie, but it had it's share of typical movie stupidity.

Bottom line is, Johnny Depp is hot. If you're seeing a movie, I can't think of anything out right now that I would recommend over it.

Spirited Away

It didn't grab me emotionally, like all the critics promised me it would, but I still liked it. It's fun and cute and imaginitive and goofy and japanese. Way better than all the american animated crap these days.

The Tormenters

Found it for $5.88 at Wal-mart. Probably the best movie I've ever seen.
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« Reply #284 on: 07-28-2003 17:21 »

I saw the Hulkster get his groove thing on today and I liked it, a bit slow to start but a great effort by Ang Lee.
The evil guy who was in A Beautiful Mind with the droolworthy Jennifer Connelly was great and the old military guy (who was the cowboy in Big Lebowski) was cool too.
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Action Jacktion

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« Reply #285 on: 08-01-2003 18:17 »

I finally saw Le Peuple Migrateur a.k.a. Winged Migration.  It looked absolutely amazing.  You won't believe the huge variety of locations; I believe it was filmed on every continent except Australia (and who really cares about that place?).  We see every kind of landform imaginable, and it's all beautiful.  The birds are interesting to watch, though they start to get a bit dull after a while.  And like all nature documentaries, we have to see animals dying in horrible ways.  But it's still worth seeing, as it may be the most visually stunning movie ever.
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« Reply #286 on: 08-01-2003 18:20 »

Gigli
I will say this, and only this. This movie isn't worth the film strips it's printed on.
BumbleBeeTheta

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« Reply #287 on: 08-01-2003 21:43 »

American Wedding
Let me start by saying this: No one goes to see an American Pie film expecting greatness.  If you came expecting gross-out humor mixed with some cute moments, you won't be disappointed.  I certainly wasn't.  I really enjoy the entire trilogy, and this is a great film because it demonstrates just why the series is popular.  Sure, there's lots of sick sexual banter (as well as a nearly-shriek inducing scene of fecal humor), but it's also got some genuinely nice moments.  Jim and Michelle are a perfect match, and there are also a few hints pointing to the idea that maybe- just maybe- Stifler isn't as hopeless of a person as we all thought.  If you want some nice, light humor, I recommend the film.  And hey, it beats Giglismile

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ShineFusion

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« Reply #288 on: 08-04-2003 23:39 »

Hulk
Ang Lee is the director of the highly acclaimed Chinese film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Since then he has been realised as one of the best directors in the martial arts genre. Taking on a big Hollywood movie such as this, which sees a giant green monster causing havoc through the desert is very different to a martial arts movie. So it would'nt be surprising if he took the beloved series in the wrong direction, which alot of fans would say he did. But did the transition be for the best. I'm not a fan of the comic..... as a matter of fact, i still haven't read any of the series. But i still think Ang Lee has done a brilliant job to create a tale that suits the big screen.

The first hour of this 138 minute movie gives some background to the young Bruce Banner played by Eric Bana. His father a scientist who studyies genetics can be summed up in a few words a deranged lunatic. Nick Nolte plays his character well, considering that he already is a deranged lunatic in real life. His father is performing regeneration experiments and uses himself as a guinea pig. The results of the gene therapy are passed on to his son Bruce. When Bruce is older and working in a lab, he is exposed to gamma radiation, it triggers a mutation inside of him which has been lying dormant for some time. From then on, whenever he gets angry, the big green guy emerges from inside of him. Causing havoc. Bruce works in a lab with his former girlfriend Betty played by Jennifer Connely. They study the effects of gamma radiation together. Betty grows increasingly worried when she sees changes in Bruce after the accident.

The Hulk isn't like other comic book movies, for once a comic book adaptation has been taken seriously. At first glance you'd think that it would be crazy to take a big green giant seriously but after watching what Ang Lee has created, you will believe there was no other direction for it to be taken. The acting is outstanding, especiallly Jennifer Connelly who is starring in her second comic book movie (first one was the rocketeer). The special effects have been of high controversy but it's safe to say that they have done a good job. The trailers don't do the effects justice. Fred Elmes does a brilliant job with the cinematography, which is presented in a split screen variation like a comic book. Danny Elfman is getting the reputation as the comic book movie composer and yet again does an enchanting job. The action is pleasing throughout the movie, the Hulk does a wonderful job of demolition. Overall a highly enjoyable piece of work with an enjoyable plot and interesting characters.
A-

The Lord of the rings: the Fellowship of the ring
Masterpiece, which shall stand the test of time.
When i first heard that Peter Jackson would be taking the helm to convert the much loved Lord of the Rings, from book to film, i was incredelous. I knew of his previous work, all of them being very good, except for the fact that they are all very different to an epic film, the lord of the rings has the potential to be huge box office smash, nothing like his other films. But i decided i'd wait and judge until the film began production.

When the first production photos were released i saw the immense detail that Peter Jackson had put into the set design and direction. All Sceptism ceased to exist from then on. On Boxing Day 2001 the first day of release in Australia, i was in line ready to experience......well an experience which i would always remember.

The Beginning credits rolled and the masterpiece began. The sheer complexity and detail intertwined into one movie was astounding. The acting was brilliant. The fellowship worked extremely well together, they could'nt of chosen a better cast. The cinematography would weave in and out of mountains, down rivers, through trees and across the green grass of Hobbitin perfectly. The fighting sequences are well chereographed. Although they are minor battles, only a taste of what is to come............

Peter Jackson went out on a limb to make this film, he not only directed it but he also wrote the screenplay and produced it. The Fellowship of the ring shall be remembered as a landmark in filmmakingand so will the two that follow.
A+
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« Reply #289 on: 08-05-2003 05:42 »

Bad Boys II

Went to a 10 pm showing, man was that a good time. Never saw the first one, but this one had all three requirements for a great, big, dumb, summer movie:
1. Hot Chicks (check)
2. Funny Shit (check)
3. Explosions (double check)

The sound of the engine in the Ferarri Will Smith was driving... ohh man. Just makes your heart race.

The action in Bad Boys 2 is everything the Matrix Reloaded tried to be, but failed. I mean, a 5 minute sequence of a Hummer bounding down a hill through shacks in a shanty town in Cuba. Boom-boom-boom, house after house. Awesome. A solid B.
Lurrr

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« Reply #290 on: 08-05-2003 18:21 »

Just watched the DVD of Mulholland Drive by David Lynch. I'm lost for words. Honestly, as soon as I thought I'd got to grips with the plot it jumped five steps ahead of me. I'm going to have to watch it again before I can rate it. Aside from the mind-bending plot though, I quite enjoyed it. It has some surreal, some hilarious and some frightening moments and, as with most Lynch films, the atmosphere is very disconcerting. Better than any horror film in my book.

 
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Ang Lee is the director of the highly acclaimed Chinese film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Since then he has been realised as one of the best directors in the martial arts genre.

May I also point out that he is also the director of the highly acclaimed 'Ice Storm', 'Sense and Sensibility' and 'Ride with the Devil' (amongst others). He's been realised as one of the best directors in most genres by now  wink

Oh, and on Minority Report: I agree, that third act wraps things up too nicely for my liking. Still, it's better then AI's ending (I still think it would have been perfect if Spielberg had ended it when David finds the 'fairy' underwater).
ShineFusion

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« Reply #291 on: 08-05-2003 18:29 »

 
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Originally posted by Lurrr:
May I also point out that he is also the director of the highly acclaimed 'Ice Storm', 'Sense and Sensibility' and 'Ride with the Devil' (amongst others). He's been realised as one of the best directors in most genres by now

Yeah, i know, i was just using an obvious example.
Juliet

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« Reply #292 on: 08-07-2003 12:51 »

T3

Very good movie and I enjoyed it. Arnold is fucking hot and I'm sure the boys will like TX.

Mitsui

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« Reply #293 on: 08-07-2003 13:27 »

28 Days Later

As other people have said I also had high expectations for this film, it sounded so amazing from plot outlines I'd heard and also adverts I'd seen.
I was slightly disappointed by it, it wasn't very scary, but it was entertaining.
Again to agree with others, it could have been a lot better though. As has been mentioned, the male nudity was not welcome. Seemed pretty random as well. Also, although the deserted London scenes were good, I think they would have been much better with no music or birds in the background. It would have been much more eerie.

I could go on past the beginning of this to explain how I think it could be improved but quite frankly I can't be arsed.

One thing I didnt get in this movie (although it was probably explained) was what were the "zombies" motives. OK, they were infected with rage, making them slightly pyscho, but how did biting humans help them. If they were that mad, why not just kill them? And why, despite the zombies being clever enough to hunt and find humans (i.e they found them in Jim's parents house), how come they didnt find food? As I say, these have probably been explained in the movie, but if anyone can help me I'd be greatful.

Also, the music they had in the army house as the "zombie" was loose was really good IMO. Not creepy, but good. Anyone know what it's called?

The film gets a B- from me  smile.

T3

Quick review.

Again was quite entertaining, nowhere near as good as T2 though. It was too short, you were never given time to get to know and like the characters in it. Despite this it was worth seeing.
C
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #294 on: 08-08-2003 05:05 »

 
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Originally posted by Mitsui:
T3

Quick review.

Again was quite entertaining, nowhere near as good as T2 though. It was too short, you were never given time to get to know and like the characters in it. Despite this it was worth seeing.
C

Second. I saw it last night.
Melllvar

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« Reply #295 on: 08-08-2003 05:16 »

I finally got to see Battle Royale this week, which I thought was truly amazing, utterly brutal and totally compelling.
davids

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« Reply #296 on: 08-09-2003 14:16 »

I watched pirates of the caribbean yesterday and it is one of the best films i have ever seen. highly recomended!
OC_James

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« Reply #297 on: 08-09-2003 14:58 »

Gigli

Well my girlfriend dragged me to "Gigli" the other night (she's a masochist) and well, I was pleasently surprised.
M Jackson
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« Reply #298 on: 08-09-2003 15:13 »

Terminator 3... Brilliant, although overall it's not quite as good as T2, the actual story is the best in the series, with a clever ending. This is a truely great sequel. Arnie gives his best performance, and the effects are fantastic. Although I didn't like Dr Silvermans cameo that much, I just felt a bit out of place, maybe it'll grow on me after repeated veiwings?
Anyway..
A-
Future Angel
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« Reply #299 on: 08-10-2003 03:20 »

Freaky Friday

Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis were great. But the best parts were the little brother and the Grandfather. This movie has a lot of laughs, but I also thought of a few questions like what exactly does Jake do at the school? Anyway, really good movie, but then again, most Disney movies are.
OC_James

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« Reply #300 on: 08-10-2003 03:31 »

Please tell me you just didn't say that.
ShineFusion

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« Reply #301 on: 08-10-2003 05:31 »

My god, i was surprised at Dare Devil. i went in with extremely low expectations and came out bewildered i enjoyed it immensely.
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #302 on: 08-10-2003 11:25 »
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Freaky Friday was a reremake of old crapy movies:
 http://www.imdb.com/Title?0076054 
  http://www.imdb.com/Title?0113112 
fry2006

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« Reply #303 on: 08-10-2003 21:53 »

S.W.A.T.- Mmmmmm.....violence.
Allen

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« Reply #304 on: 08-11-2003 04:04 »

 
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Originally posted by homerjaysimpson:
Freaky Friday was a reremake of old crapy movies:
 http://www.imdb.com/Title?0076054 
  http://www.imdb.com/Title?0113112 

That's the main reason I refuse to see it. I've already seen both remakes, they both suck. I don't want to see a third. They actually have the nerve to say this is a new movie.

So since I've seen a mother swap bodies with her daughter, I'm interested in seeing a father swap places with his son. Or for an even more delightful twist, have father and daughter swap.

It's not really that interesting of a concept anymore. The best joke take I've ever heard was a movie where twins swap bodies. Would Anybody Notice? Will Anyone Care?

Sam I Am

I've recently watched this film and I feel stupider for having done so. I foolishy thought I could relate to this man's plight because my mother and I have had close calls with Child's Services. (Incidently, I hate people who don't their own business and I'm glad I'm 20 now.)

Anyhow, I found I could not relate to a man whose I.Q. they claimed was that of a 7 year old. (Felt more like 5 if you ask me) He had no business raising a child. (I was really depressed about this too. I mean come on, a mentally challenged man scores? How? Where's the justice in a world where I can't score, but someone less intelligent than myself can? Geez! tongue)

While the ending was happy, I think I wept for that child. Having a dad like that is gonna force her to be older sooner.

There was one point I didn't agree with. The prosecutor started attacking the guy's skills. One of the things he wouldn't be able to do is help with algebra. I felt offended. Algebra's hard for me. Does that mean I shouldn't raise a kid? That's what moms are for!  big grin Oh honey! We're stuck. LOL!

So if you like seeing 'challenged' people step up to compete in this world, you'll like this movie. If you're like me and can't really relate to the lower intelligence, this movie will annoy you within 5 minutes of starting time.


The end of a story is only the beginning.
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #305 on: 08-11-2003 22:00 »

 
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Originally posted by Allen:I'm interested in seeing a father swap places with his son.

Been there too:
 http://us.imdb.com/Title?0096380
boingo2000

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« Reply #306 on: 08-12-2003 11:34 »

Didn't "18 Again" with George Burns do that as well?
Allen

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« Reply #307 on: 08-12-2003 11:40 »

I didn't say the father/son switch hadn't been done before, it just hasn't been done to death, like "Freaky Friday" has.


The end of a story is only the beginning.
Speli

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« Reply #308 on: 08-12-2003 22:25 »

The Nightmare Before Christmas

To my suprise, I learned at Disney world that my dad had never seen this movie. So I showed it to him tonight, and he liked it. I love it. Even after some 20 times, it's still a classic in my heart (Also about the only Disney movie I really like).
LAN.gnome

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« Reply #309 on: 08-13-2003 00:36 »

 
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Originally posted by Melllvar:
I finally got to see Battle Royale this week, which I thought was truly amazing, utterly brutal and totally compelling.

Be sure to pick up the book by Koushun Takami, it's excellent

SWAT

Tedious. Based on the trailers you'd think the entire movie was about a SWAT squad attempting to move a prisoner through an urban environment where aall the inhabitants were against them, hoping for a shot at $100 million by breaking the convict loose, but more than half the film is just training and the selection of the elite SWAT squad.

Samuel L. Jackson and explosions saved the movie from being a total wash, though.
C-
Sweetmelly

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« Reply #310 on: 08-14-2003 15:50 »
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FINDING NEMO

this enchanting movie is by far the best movie which i have seen this year. It has a great screenplay a moving thrilling and funny story and beloved characters like Dory. Pixar has made its best movie since Monsters Inc and I'm sure that it will be the first OSCAR favorite of 2004. (I bet it will received 2 nominations for Original screenplay and best animated movie). Ellen de Generes has done a gorgeous job as the voice of Dory and the animation is top notch. Especially the creating of the ocean and the underwater landscape. (I've seen this movie in the English original which is available at Kazaa). The normal movie version will run here in Germany at November 27th.)
FishyJoe

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« Reply #311 on: 08-15-2003 05:05 »

Freddy Vs. Jason

Exactly what you're expecting. Standard Jason cliches, standard Freddy cliches, with a big fight at the end. I wouldn't recommend paying for it, but if you're at an employee screening where everyone in the theater can yell and make jokes, then it's pretty good.
boingo2000

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« Reply #312 on: 08-15-2003 13:34 »
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Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

QUALIFIER: I've never seen a single episode of the series, but have friends that won't shut up about it.  So I rented the film in a last-ditch attempt to shut them up.

I expected better.  I feared worse.  Overall, I'm glad I rented it, and I'm glad I used a free rental on it.  Ed freaks me out multiple times over on many different levels.
Juliet

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« Reply #313 on: 08-15-2003 14:14 »

American Wedding

This film rocks.I thought it was really funny. There were great scenes on it.


Bobby King

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« Reply #314 on: 08-15-2003 16:41 »

i really hate Stifler, but he is the funnyest character in the movies
Lurrr

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« Reply #315 on: 08-15-2003 17:41 »

Two movies I've seen recently:

Dog Soliders
Simple premise: a six-man squad of Scottish soliders comes across a pack of werewolves during a training excercise and end up trapped in a farmhouse, trying to fend them off. Like Evil Dead, its not the story but how it's played out that matters. IMO, this is one of the best British films to be released in a long time. Full of black comedy, cult film references, and lots of over-the-top violence, this beats all those crappy slasher flicks Hollywood is intent on inflicting on us. One of those films you watch with a couple of mates, a beer in hand and just have a laugh at. B, definitely

And next:

T3
I wasn't sure what I was going to make of this. I knew it wouldn't be as good as the first two, but went in with an open mind. While it wasn't a bad film, it didn't blow me away either. The TX wasn't particularly menacing or scary and was obviously there for the male audience's pleasure. The story was okay but there wasnt much suspense in it, and an overuse of special effects too (although that's nothing new).

However, there were a lot of explosions. That kept me entertained. C
BumbleBeeTheta

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« Reply #316 on: 08-16-2003 22:32 »

Oh boy!  Two more reviews of sappy films!
Freaky Friday- I got passes for an advanced screening of this film, and I have to say I really enjoyed myself.  Jamie Lee Curtis is great, Lindsey Lohan is alright and Chad Michael Murray is almost unbearable.  However, there are lots of great jokes and the film has a good heart.  Plus, it's always nice when indie band Lash gets recognition.  smile

Uptown Girls- Let's get one thing straight: You should never see a Brittany Murphy film and expect greatness, for greatness will never come.  You'll most likely chuckle(Just Married) or wince(8 Mile).  This film made me do both. Though the previews would have you believe it's a comedy, this is really a drama about two poor little rich girls and how they deal with losing their parents.  To quote a character, Brittany Murphy looks like a "slutbag whore" in her eight-inch heels and short, short skirts, and her acting is far from stellar.  Dakota Fanning once again out-acts all the adult performers.  While this is far from brilliant filmmaking with its lame jokes and quick personality changes, like Freaky Friday it had a heart underneath all the stupidity, and I actually enjoyed myself.  It's not a good movie, but it's one that I wouldn't mind watching when I needed a good cry.

Who is Agent Codename: Dragonfly?
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #317 on: 08-16-2003 22:55 »

Final Destination 2:
To me it was about as good as the first one.

13 ghosts

Man, I haven't seen a suckier movie in a long while.
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #318 on: 08-17-2003 15:26 »
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Freddy Vs. Jason

A bunch of random stuff happed for no reason and people where killed.

There was a few sex things and two naked people,but they where girls not guys.  frown

It's better if you rent it,it was ok but a crapy movie.C-/D
Impossible

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« Reply #319 on: 08-19-2003 15:46 »

Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl

I went to see this today with 2 friends, but, as usual, they had seen it before and so wouldn't shut up at all during the film. I did enjoy it, and it did have some good scenes in it. The special effects and stuff were brilliant. At the beginning I noticed that Mackenzie Crook was in it, and said "I don't like jelly, I don't trust the way it moves..." as I remember him in 'The Office'. It was a really good film overall, but yet I would prefer if they didn't do any sequels because ... all the films coming out at the moment seem to be remakes or sequels. I'll give it a B+ / A-.

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