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Slurm Guy

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« Reply #520 on: 12-29-2003 20:24 »

Paycheck

Hmmm. This movie wasn't all that bad. It was actually pretty good and entertaining. I loved the BMW motorcycle chase sequence. I don't like to give movies a grade rating. But I do reccommend this movie. It has kind of a Minority Report thing going on in it.
LAN.gnome

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« Reply #521 on: 12-29-2003 20:58 »

 
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Originally posted by Slurm Guy:
It has kind of a Minority Report thing going on in it.

Considering both movies were based on stories by Philip K. Dick, that's not surprising. Dick wrote "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?", which was the inspiration for Blade Runner; Total Recall is also based on one of his stories. All these stories have a similar milieu, therefore so do their accompanying films.
Zed 85

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« Reply #522 on: 01-01-2004 05:53 »
« Last Edit on: 01-01-2004 05:53 »

Total Recall = "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale"

I think Total Recall and Blade Runner are slightly catchier titles...

I would have loved to have known Philip K. Dick, his visions of the future really fascinate me.

I bought my sister the Director's Cut of Das Boot for Christmas. I watched it the other day, the first time I'd seen it in years, and also the first time I'd actually seen it in a film format, since I had originally watched it as the German Mini-Series that was shown on BBC2 probably well over a decade ago.

It was just as amazing as I remembered.
They dropped the 80's synthasised soundtrack for a proper orchestral one in the Director's Cut, which was a little sad since I really liked the original soundtrack.
The other thing was it wasn't really a Directors "Cut" it was more of a Director's Add since more was pasted in than was taken out - nearly a full hour's worth extra - and it did leave me at several points just going to check how long left the movie had to go. Still the transition and the cut and pasting were done very well and it served it's purpose much better, rounding off many of the characters to make them not just background people. The acting is top notch throughout - and a nice touch is that most of the main stars come back and dub their own characters in the English version - though I just had to watch it in German.

Having the entire film set just in or around the U-Boat may seem unconventional when compared to a blockbuster or something similar, who like all angles and positions, but it really works better in Das Boot. Especially the faceless-ness given to the British sailors and ships. It almost makes you feel that the Allies are bad guys. You can help but feel for the German crewmen, someone of whom have no love for the Fuhrer anyway, but it doesn't matter.
In the DVD chapter screen, it is called "Finishing her off" and it's the second worst part of the film. Not because it's bad, but because it's so harrowing it's one of the worst scenes to watch.
And by doing so it's a masterstroke. War is hell, so is killing people, and you discover it at the same time the U-Boat officers do, watching the sailors they thought were off the stricken ship they've just torpedoed, jumping off the ship on fire, desperatly swimming toward U-96. But the captian orders the boat to back off, since they can't take prisoners - and one of the officers burst into tears. Such a nasty scene.
The Captain is a brilliant character. Very much a father-figure to the crew, wise and experienced, and part of a ever decreasing circle of U-Boat sailors who have been there before and know how horrendous it is, but still not flawless. That's what's so good about him. He's not a superhero, he's just a man.

The worst part of the film to watch?
Watch it and find out why.

A+
davids

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« Reply #523 on: 01-01-2004 10:09 »

LOTR:ROTK
Excellant film easily the best of the three however drags a little in the last 20 mins as everytime you think its over theres a little bit more
9.5/10
Kryten

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« Reply #524 on: 01-01-2004 12:05 »

THINGS I LEARNED FROM "MATRIX: RELOADED"

1. Bullet-time is a nice effect.... the first few million times.

2. Keanu looks like more of a doofus flying around in a trenchcoat than Christopher Reeve did in tights and a cape.

3. Carrie-Ann Moss is a profoundly unattractive woman.

4. ...but it's easy to see why Neo is attracted. Her acting's almost as wooden as Keanu's.

5. Until CGI technology gets to the point where I can't tell that I'm watching what is obviously a crappy CGI puppet instead of the real Neo, they shouldn't use it.

6. This should have been a video game. Noy a movie.

7. It IS possible for a sequel to be so bad that it makes you retroactively hate the first movie.

On a scale of one to ten, I give "Matrix: Reloaded" a big steaming pile of feces.
winna

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« Reply #525 on: 01-01-2004 13:05 »

That's what happens when we set our expectations too high...

And I completly agree with the "cartooning" (cgi) effects that we saw throughout the movie...  Funny, I didn't see any of that in the first one...
OC_James

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« Reply #526 on: 01-01-2004 13:18 »
« Last Edit on: 01-01-2004 13:18 »

   
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Originally posted by Kryten:
3. Carrie-Ann Moss is a profoundly unattractive woman.

Thank God, I thought I was the only who thought that. Something about her just screams Olive Oyl.

American Beauty
Yes, I'd never seen this movie until recently and after growing tired of hearing friends babble about it possibly being one of the funniest and deepest comedy/dramas ever I decided to rent it. All I can say is, what a piece of shit. You see, there's one thing Hollywood doesn't know jack-shit about, and that's how average people behave. Every normal person who lives past the age of 40 has a mid-life crisis, but they don't start smoking pot, quit their jobs, or any of that shit. The most accurate example of a side-effect of a midlife crisis would be Spacey's buying a Firebird and working out. That's it. And sweet merciful Jesus, how I hate that plastic bag kid. He is the most pretentious, pseudo-intellectual character I've ever seen in a movie, and since we're supposed to like him, I hate him even more (I was somewhat happy to find out that in the original script he was arrested because they thought he murdered Spacey's character). Neighbors don't shoot their neighbors because they brush them off for trying to kiss them, wives don't plan on shooting their husbands because he knows that she's having an affair. That bugged me a lot, she wanted to shoot him because he ruined her two week-long affair? Maybe she shouldn't be such a dumb bitch and fuck her business rival. God, I hate women who over empower themselves. This movie is filled with unlikeable characters, unrealistic scenarios, mediocre dialouge (Got to give the film some credit, it had some pretty decent bits of dialogue), and a certain pretentious independent film feeling to it (which is funny because this movie was made by mainstream Hollywood).
It's all the fun of being looked down on by the movie business without all the hassle of going to Sundance. What an overrated piece of shit.

D-
Venus

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« Reply #527 on: 01-01-2004 15:00 »

oh thank god i wasn't the only one to find that movie pretentious and unrealistic!
LAN.gnome

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« Reply #528 on: 01-01-2004 17:07 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
3. Carrie-Ann Moss is a profoundly unattractive woman.

Not only that, but I don't think I've ever found any character's she's portrayed in a movie likeable. She's so believable as a manipulative bitch in Memento that I'm convinced that's her real personality.
bankrupt

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« Reply #529 on: 01-01-2004 18:56 »

 
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Originally posted by OC_James:
   American Beauty
Yes, I'd never seen this movie until recently and after growing tired of hearing friends babble about it possibly being one of the funniest and deepest comedy/dramas ever I decided to rent it. All I can say is, what a piece of shit.

When the best thing about the movie is the few titty shots you get, it isn't a good movie.  D- is an accurate grade.


Slurm Guy

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« Reply #530 on: 01-01-2004 20:18 »
« Last Edit on: 01-05-2004 00:00 by VelourFog »

immature post deleted by VF
TheLastGreatDon

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« Reply #531 on: 01-01-2004 20:42 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
THINGS I LEARNED FROM "MATRIX: RELOADED"

On a scale of one to ten, I give "Matrix: Reloaded" a big steaming pile of feces.

Ok. Now this has gone too far. I didn't think it was the greatest thing in the world but jesus I don't think it was worthy of the feces title. The actual human kung-fu scenes had at least a 6 going on the one to 10. and the story wasn't so entirely unwatchable.And even if Carrie-Ann Moss is one unmistakably ugly bitch the French chick more than makes up for that. I mean you have to give it what it deserves and I honestly don't think that Reloaded can make you hate the original. For gods sakes you've sent Slurm into a violent frenzy and I haven't even been able to piss him off that much.
Kryten

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« Reply #532 on: 01-01-2004 21:52 »
« Last Edit on: 01-01-2004 21:52 »

Look. I thought that Reloaded sucked. It's my opinion. Deal with it.
LAN.gnome

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« Reply #533 on: 01-01-2004 22:14 »

 
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Originally posted by TheLastGreatDon:
I mean you have to give it what it deserves

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
I give "Matrix: Reloaded" a big steaming pile of feces.

Done and done.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #534 on: 01-02-2004 03:53 »

Haha. *applauds* Good job, Kryten.

And now here's some more stuff to make you nerds angry: I don't like LOTR! Some friends dragged me to watch Return of the King, and I just don't get it. I even tried to enoy it, too. But man...as soon as it sucks me in with some great scenery, it jerks me out of the moment by having something stupid happen(like showing a couple of dorks fishing, and then enjoying some 3 Stooge-like antics). And the movie was so slow! Jesus, was it slow. Why did it have to be so slow and over-dramatic? Just tell the freaking story! The whole movie was in slow motion! Even the freaking music was in slow motion! I swear the movie would be much better, sped up x2. Sure, the voices would be high-pitched, but it'd be worth it, just to see the story told in under two hours. It'd be worth it just to not have to sit through hours of slow-motion tight close-ups on Elijah Wood's face, as he sadly looks forward.

And who were those hobbits, again? Not Frodo, not Frodo's friend who followed him around and kept calling him "Mr. Frodo". But the other two--the ugly ones who looked kinda like Mark Lynn-Baker. Merry and Pippen, I think? Yeah--they need a serious beating.

Though I should point out, as I always do when nerds are angrily breathing down my neck, that I have never read the books. Maybe reading would help my appreciation. But right now it just astounds me that critics and nerds and even a few regular people love these movies. I don't see the big deal.
Venus

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« Reply #535 on: 01-02-2004 04:02 »
« Last Edit on: 01-02-2004 04:02 »

i never read the books either. and i was never a major fan. i hated the first one, i like the second, but only causa Orlando and Gollum, and both of them weren't in the last one as much as i would have liked. a dvd with only gollum and legolos moments would have made me happier than the movies themselves did.
El Zilcho

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« Reply #536 on: 01-02-2004 05:02 »

Big Fish

My first impression of this movie (when I watched the trailer) was "What the hell is the plot?" Thank God I snapped out of that quick.

The movie is very well done. To some people, it may seem a bit goofy, but it all leads up to a great payoff at the end. I wish I could say more about it, but short of telling you the whole story, that's all I can mention.

Much deserving to be a "Winner of 4 Golden Globe nominations."

A+
sheep555

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« Reply #537 on: 01-02-2004 09:16 »

 
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Originally posted by Slurm Guy:AHHHHHH!!! YOU"RE ALL A BUNCH OF CHEAP SCOTTISH WHORES!!!    up yours

They're not cheap. Trust me.

And I have yet to see Revolutions because Reloaded was so apallingly awful. I don't care if Revolutions is a brilliant artistic masterpiece - seeing it would only remind me of the two hour hell I put myself through.
eggsandwich

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« Reply #538 on: 01-02-2004 19:56 »

 
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Originally posted by FishyJoe:
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And now here's some more stuff to make you nerds angry: I don't like LOTR!
..

Finally, someone admitts it.  smile
Gleno

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« Reply #539 on: 01-02-2004 20:04 »

FishyJoe you either love LOTR or hate it....for the people who read the books back when they were kids it was probably great for them to finally see them brought to life....

I know a girl who saw the first movie at least 10 times in the cinema....

On topic though ROTK was very slow in parts, I fell asleep in the first 15 mins....was just what I needed to stay awake for the rest of the 3 hours.... big grin
FishyJoe

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« Reply #540 on: 01-03-2004 01:28 »

 
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Originally posted by Gleno:
FishyJoe you either love LOTR or hate it....

"or you think it's ok."
evan

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« Reply #541 on: 01-03-2004 02:29 »

My review for The Last Samurai:

[David Spade-ish] "I liked this movie the first time I saw it...when it was called Dances With Wolves." [/DS]

Seriously, can someone put a moritorium on period-epics that debut between November and January for the Oscar rush? This means you, Gangs of New York, the Alamo, and Troy.
VelourFog

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« Reply #542 on: 01-03-2004 08:55 »
« Last Edit on: 01-03-2004 08:55 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
3. Carrie-Ann Moss is a profoundly unattractive woman.

4. ...but it's easy to see why Neo is attracted. Her acting's almost as wooden as Keanu's.
but you still love her, right?
right?
::shakes fist::

 
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Originally posted by Gleno:
FishyJoe you either love LOTR or hate it....for the people who read the books back when they were kids it was probably great for them to finally see them brought to life...
yeah well I read the Harry Potter books and I didn't piss all over myself in excitement from seeing those movies.

JRR is BORING and no amount of cgi backgrounds or pretty, pretty orlando bloom can ever change that for me. And does watching the old Hobbit cartoon count as "reading the books"? Cause I saw that as a kid and hated it too...

I watched Secertary last night on DVDVDVD. I'm glad I watched it by myself (unless that makes me seem like some kind of pervert) because it would have been too racy/embarrassing to watch it with my parents. I knew the movie was supposed to be kinky but I thought there would be more of a balance. And maybe I'm stupid but I just didn't think the guy was nice enough to warrant all that devotion. It's sort of like the moral was, "you don't need self mutilation if you can find a man who can do it for you."
3/5 - I don't know if i'd watch it again but I don't regret watching it once.

Slurm Guy

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« Reply #543 on: 01-03-2004 22:31 »
« Last Edit on: 01-04-2004 00:00 by VelourFog »

keep it up and i will ban you.

-VF
newhook_1

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« Reply #544 on: 01-03-2004 22:43 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
My review for The Last Samurai:

[David Spade-ish] "I liked this movie the first time I saw it...when it was called Dances With Wolves." [/DS]

Seriously, can someone put a moritorium on period-epics that debut between November and January for the Oscar rush? This means you, Gangs of New York, the Alamo, and Troy.

I loved "The Last Samurai". There were one or two scenes that where basically saying "GIMME" to the oscar people, but IMO it is a good peice of film making when you look at how the A & B plots reflect eachother.
eggsandwich

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« Reply #545 on: 01-04-2004 03:24 »

Undead
The Spierig Brothers
2003


An Aussie horror flick! Filmed with a very-tight budget but dont let that fool you, its rates moderately-high on the gore, dark-humour and just pure-genuis.  big grin

Undead could be mistaken for a revamped Dawn of the Dead, though its nothing of a remake or a homage. The 'Spierig' Brothers have made, quite simply, a great hack-'n'-slash zombie flick.

Be sure to check out this soon to be cult-classic, its not too much a of a thinking film - more of a good ol' zombie flick. Now thats what we need more of these days.

A-
Slurm Guy

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« Reply #546 on: 01-04-2004 20:28 »

Yeah, but when you really come down to it, you just can't beat The Cat In The Hat.
Spaz_man

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« Reply #547 on: 01-05-2004 08:50 »

Velour fog. u stupid bitch. y do u keep editing slurm's posts? u need to get the fucking dildo out of ur fucking ass! Ur always being a bitch! U always closed my topics! and guess what? IM SPACE POTATO!!!!!! U DIDNT EVEN FIGURE IT OUT U STUPID BITCH!!!
Spaz_man

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« Reply #548 on: 01-05-2004 08:51 »

oops
Spaz_man

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« Reply #549 on: 01-05-2004 08:52 »

but guess what?
Spaz_man

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« Reply #550 on: 01-05-2004 08:53 »

i dont care!
Spaz_man

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« Reply #551 on: 01-05-2004 08:54 »

so suck a fat one!! u bumbling moron!
Spaz_man

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« Reply #552 on: 01-05-2004 08:56 »

HAHA!!! KILL BILL RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Slurm Guy

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« Reply #553 on: 01-05-2004 08:56 »
« Last Edit on: 01-05-2004 08:56 »

Oh My Lord! Spaz Man, I mean Space Potato, you must stop before they ban you! But Kill Bill was a good movie. You bet your ass it was.
Spaz_man

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« Reply #554 on: 01-05-2004 08:57 »

TOO LATE!!!! IF SHE HAD AN OUNCE OF DIGNITY SHE WOULD APOLOGIZE!!!!
Spaz_man

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« Reply #555 on: 01-05-2004 08:59 »

am i banned yet?
Spaz_man

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #556 on: 01-05-2004 09:00 »

i wonder how long it will take them to ban me? Ill miss u peelified. you've been good to me.
Spaz_man

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« Reply #557 on: 01-05-2004 09:01 »

has anyone ever had a big mac? i think they are spiffy.
Spaz_man

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« Reply #558 on: 01-05-2004 09:02 »

so.....
Spaz_man

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« Reply #559 on: 01-05-2004 09:03 »

how was everyones xmas?
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