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FishyJoe

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« Reply #40 on: 06-19-2001 17:29 »

 
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Originally posted by rach_the_tall:
I saw shrek too, and it was worth the money.
it was really entertaining and was quite funny.

Cool. I had a free movie pass thingy, but they wouldn't let me use it on any new movies. So I had to get a ticket to Shrek and then "sneak" into Tomb Raider. It's good to know that my box office receipt is going towards a good movie, even though I saw crap like Tomb Raider.

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« Reply #41 on: 06-20-2001 10:10 »

 
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Originally posted by VelourFog:
1- the only person who is supposed to be "funny" is the guy who builds her training robots.  I don't know his name.  He is severely UNfunny.  He is so opposite of funny that the word "opposite" loses all meaning.

2- Shrek is by dreamworks, but it is not the same animation as Toy Story.  Shrek is made by Pacific Data Images (PDI)  -they also did Antz.
Toy Story is by Pixar which was/is alligned with Disney.  Pixar did Toy Story (1+2), A Bug's Life, and the upcoming Monsters, Inc.

1. even after all of your and FJ's warnings.....hmm. i'm still wasting money, and going to see it, because chris barrie is in it, and I'm such a big fan. its sad, but i dont care.

2. sorry. but the animation is still very 'similar' to toy story. I only noticed the big massive dreamworks thingy at the beginning. Fine, i'll edit.

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« Reply #42 on: 06-20-2001 20:21 »

hey it's okay if you want to go see tomb raider.  We both went and wasted our free passes and $7.25 of jeff's cousin's money... and we don't even have any big favorite actor in the movie  frown  hopefully you will like it enough!

-about the dreamworks/pixar thing, please ignore me, I am anal  wink


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« Reply #43 on: 06-24-2001 19:50 »

This is sort of a preemptive review, but . . .

I've pretty much decided it doesn't matter if Final Fantasy's story sucks.  The animation alone is worth seeing.

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« Reply #44 on: 06-24-2001 23:48 »

Damn right. It looks even more realistic than Shrek, and that's saying something.

BTW, I rented "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"... very cool. Some of the coolest damn fight scenes I've ever seen. Truly mind-blowing. Rent it now if you haven't seen it already. Tomorrow, I'm seeing "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?"  Review pending.

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« Reply #45 on: 06-25-2001 03:48 »

Moulin Rouge: Great, Excellent film, I love Baz's work, and the cast was great, bought the soundtrack, can't wait to see it again.

Tomb Radier: The action sequences were great, the butler was good, but the dialouge was boring, and the plot was wayyy too convinent, but Jolie was nice.

Pearl Harbor: Should of ended with Pearl Harbor, its one of those 3 hour movies that should of been a hour and a half. Show up an hour late and you won't miss a thing.
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« Reply #46 on: 06-25-2001 05:35 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
Tomorrow, I'm seeing "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?"  Review pending.

I've seen that. (its the one based on the oddessy with george clooney, right?)
Well, if it is, its a really good film, and although a little corny in places, it is worth seeing for the music alone. I had no idea clooney had such a good voice.

VelourFog

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« Reply #47 on: 06-25-2001 23:35 »

 
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I had no idea clooney had such a good voice.


he doesn't.  They got someone else to do the vocals for him.  sorry to burst your bubble



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« Reply #48 on: 06-27-2001 01:04 »

Talking about Labyrinth in the "HELP!" thread got me thinking about reviewing it.  I'll repost my theory about it: 

A young, impressionable child will have one of two reactions to this movie:

1. They will love and cherish it forever as their favorite childhood movie.
2. They will be permanently scarred by it.

Now for my thoughts.  Sarah was a complete bitch at first.  She was just a horrible person.  I hated her.

David Bowie's pants were several times too tight.

The music was ok, it wasn't constant, and it was VERY 80's.  Best line sequence, from "Magic Dance"

<Bowie>You remind me of the babe.
<Goblin>What babe?
B: The babe with the power.
G: What power?
B: The power of voodoo!
G: Who do?
B: You do!
G: Do what?
B: Remind me of the babe.

The supprting characters were cool.  Ludo, especially.

Good ending, I like how they worked in M. C. Escher.

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« Reply #49 on: 06-27-2001 08:02 »

Hey guys, don't rag on me!  cry  I am seriously annoyed by the length of time I have to wait for the Lord of the Rings movies though, I'm obsessed!  big grin
VelourFog

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« Reply #50 on: 06-28-2001 23:41 »

A.I.- If you are going to see this movie, don't hold too much hope for the ending.  The first 2/3rds of the movie are really rad and easily make it the best thing I've seen all summer.... but the end 1/3 is pretty much "bad".  Still really worth seeing though, as opposed to Tomb Raider or something

*more to come tomorrow after I sleep it off  wink *


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« Reply #51 on: 06-28-2001 23:52 »

I saw "The Good Son" along time ago.. I can remember that i thought it was a very good movie.. but my taste has improved alot since then.. i would have to watch it again

*added by VelourFog*~ Kifley, that's not exactly a review.  If you want to mutter about a movie that you don't remember then go to a nonsense thread. 

[This message has been edited by VelourFog (edited 06-29-2001).]
Kryten

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« Reply #52 on: 06-29-2001 01:54 »

 
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Originally posted by VelourFog:
A.I.- If you are going to see this movie, don't hold too much hope for the ending.  The first 2/3rds of the movie are really rad and easily make it the best thing I've seen all summer.... but the end 1/3 is pretty much "bad".  Still really worth seeing though, as opposed to Tomb Raider or something

*more to come tomorrow after I sleep it off   wink *


Sounds like you liked the Kubrick part but not the Spielberg part.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #53 on: 06-29-2001 02:26 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
 Sounds like you liked the Kubrick part but not the Spielberg part.

Well Kubrick wouldn't have put in cameos from Little Penny Hardaway and Robin Williams, that's for sure. But Spielberg did an admirable job on the movie.

I recommend it, even though it had a long and crappy ending. My advice is to watch the first two hours, and then walk out and assume the movie ends with all the main characters suddenly dying for some reason.

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« Reply #54 on: 06-30-2001 02:15 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
    roll eyes Could someone PLEASE tell Robin not to act anymore?

He really annoys me cuz I don't think he's a ggood actor.  The only thing he was semi good in was that hunting movie...  Whats it called again?  Something something... Oh I remember now... "good will hunting"... 

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« Reply #55 on: 07-06-2001 01:40 »

EDITED: whoops! didn't notice where i was at first.   
*top of the page dance*
that's two in two days. nice.

i just saw anti-trust today.  it was pretty good.  i thought the bill gates-like bad guy (forgot his name) was perfect for the part, if he had only been as creepy as he was in arlington road.  he was OK tho.

yesterday, i was going to see AI, but stuff came up, it's a long story, i don't want to get into it, and i saw Cats and Dogs.  this was such a bad movie.  it was exactly what i expected. crap.  i admit, i did crack a smile at a couple points, but there was this group of adults behind me that thought this movie was the funniest damn thing in the world.  they could NOT stop laughing.  the ending was SO cheezy, i was seriously considering jumping out of my seat, screaming "this is bullshit!!" and leaving.  the reason i didn't do it is because there were a bunch of little kids in the theatre.  please don't see cats and dogs.
rach_the_tall

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« Reply #56 on: 07-06-2001 04:41 »

 
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Originally posted by Fry Fry the pizza guy:
Hey, correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the guy who plays Lara's butler in Tomb Raider the guy who was Rimmer in Red Dwarf?   smile


yeah, its chris barrie  smile the soul reason I am going to go see it... eventually...

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« Reply #57 on: 07-06-2001 14:30 »

Rant time. I've been watching a lot of 'cerebral' videofilms of late, such as Clockwork Orange (Review in a Nutshell: Not as dated as you might think, great film, but loses a very great deal of it's punch because it's not as shocking as it was on release, like the Excorcist. Worth the price of rental, though, just so you can act intellectually superior, because you've seen it) and need a bit of the old mindless ultra-violence.

The 'action' movies of today don't even come close to the horror and action titles of the '80s, always being watered down, tabloid, inoffensive drivel-by-numbers. Case in point: The Mummy. It's a 18 certificate kid's film with extra gore and bone-crunching special effects. Tripe! "Indiana Jones meets the Terminator"? The Mummy isn't fit to lace Indiana Jones' boots.

A lot of 70s and 80s films you feel would be great, if only they had modern special effects. Effects now seem to be wasted on paper-thin modern films. Bah! It's a pity they don't make zombie films anymore, because that's what I'm in the mood for. Some of them were really good, and in particular watch for Pete Jackson's Brain Dead aka Dead Alive which is a right laugh for a night in with some mates, managing to combine comedy and horror to brilliant effect.

/rant
VelourFog

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« Reply #58 on: 07-07-2001 21:25 »

Note to everyone: Please post only reviews or something that will pass for a review if i am not reading closely enough.  I'm making another thread for you to talk about non-reviewy movie type things.  Please be able to judge what is a review and what is not.  I had to delete like 30000 posts and my slow internet can't handle it.  And yes I am dumb for having slow internet, but unless you want to buy me a cable line, then please shut up.

-love VF


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Fry Fry the pizza guy

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« Reply #59 on: 07-09-2001 06:38 »

Hey Velour Fog, I can see your point, but dont be so testy!  tongue
Rach: Thanx 4 that! i thought it was him!
VelourFog

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« Reply #60 on: 07-09-2001 11:58 »

 
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Originally posted by Fry Fry the pizza guy:
Hey Velour Fog, I can see your point, but dont be so testy!   tongue

thats what marc pays me for. 

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« Reply #61 on: 07-10-2001 05:18 »

Oh, I see! I apologise then!  big grin
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« Reply #62 on: 07-10-2001 08:21 »

YOU GET PAID!?   confused

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« Reply #63 on: 07-10-2001 09:39 »

with love

but now back to velours topic or i will be paid with pain ...
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« Reply #64 on: 07-13-2001 01:16 »

Just saw Final Fantasy tonight.  Incredible, incredible movie.  Heck, the thing was worth seeing for the animation, which was out of this world.  It was nothing short of beatiful.  To top it off, it had a prety decent storyline.  Of course, I really don't see why it needed the Final Fantasy name, but hey, it was a killer movie.  It was like the games that way: like none of the games had anything to do with each other, so the movie had nothing to do with the games.  Not a chocobo in sight.  In conclusion, if you haven't already run out and gotten tickets, do it now.  It's that good.

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« Reply #65 on: 07-15-2001 02:43 »

I just saw Final Fantasy today.  Stunning animation, it's worth seeing on the big screen just for that.  In several parts, you can't even tell it's computer generated.  I was especially impressed with the face closeups...they were detailed down to wrinkles, little skin imperfections, and beard stubble on the guys...all adding up to make the most realistic looking characters I've ever seen.  The landscapes were also beautiful, as well as the alien 'phantoms'. 


I thought the plot was kinda lacking, and it wouldn't have made it far if it wasn't for the graphics.  But still, it wasn't bad.  It kind of lost me in a few parts, but maybe that's just me...I got so caught up in looking at it, I think I missed some plot stuff.  Some of the dialogue seemed kinda cliched and cheesy to me, but the animation made up for all that.

My verdict:  go see it!
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« Reply #66 on: 07-15-2001 06:49 »

I really didn't have a lot of movies I wanted to see.  I think what our culture lacks today is a plot, everything is special effects.  Don't get me wrong a movie with edge of the line special effects alone will get me to get up and see it.  But I want more I want a great movie, one with special effects and a storyline that makes sense. 

My movie review for today:  The Matrix, a very good movie(I didn't say great because I believe that today's generation cannot think up a storyline).  The world is really a phisad of what really happens.  We are batteries used by AI robots that run around a forgotten wasteland named Earth, just trying to survive.  Some people have breaked out.  They break out Keanau Reeves (who is perfect for this considering his previous movies).  The last 5 minutes wasn't good, because it was there just so they could make a sequel.  LAST THOUGHTS:  They need a sequel (I know I'm contradicting myself, but it does need a sequel).  And the sequel better not suck, cause if it does.......   


FINAL THOUGHTS:  Star Wars Episode 1 sucked.  They need to do that movie over again.  It wasn't worthy of what Star Wars had been.


FINAL LAST THOUGHTS:  I hate Titanic!
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« Reply #67 on: 07-15-2001 11:53 »

Ahhh, the Matrix. Pure escapist , brilliantly executed, flawed, flailing fantasy. Great film, as long as you don't think too much about it.

Did you notice how many peripheral flesh-pods were mown down by our 'heroic' band? They can get away with this because they live in the Matrix, an unreal world, even though when they die in the Matrix, they die in the real world. But when reality itself is threatened, who cares about the so-called innocent?

Hmm, let's think- either let the computer take care of you in a comfortable world, or wander the nuke-blasted landscape until you starve to death? Why do I always have to side with the bad guys?
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« Reply #68 on: 07-15-2001 12:03 »

The movie was all about Freedom, and survival.  On one hand the robots just want to survive.  On the other the humans don't want to be enslaved.  See this plot actually makes sense, it is a story of the ages.
Kryten

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« Reply #69 on: 07-15-2001 12:17 »

 
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Originally posted by winna:

FINAL THOUGHTS:  Star Wars Episode 1 sucked.  They need to do that movie over again.  It wasn't worthy of what Star Wars had been.



Somebody created a version of the movie where Jar Jar was completely edited out of the film. Lucas should buy that version and release it immediately. And he should go on TV and admit that he was on crack when he came up with the whole Jar Jar concept.

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« Reply #70 on: 07-15-2001 12:35 »

Don't forget- Lucas himself said that Star Wars was made for 10 year olds.

Mind you, I don't think there's one person on Earth who doesn't think lightsabres are cool.   tongue
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« Reply #71 on: 07-15-2001 12:39 »

Yeah, but even 10-year-olds hate Jar Jar.
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« Reply #72 on: 07-15-2001 12:59 »

I can sum Ep 1 up in one word: anticlimatic.  Everything was just so anticlimatic.  The lightsaber battle, which in my opinion was the best part of the entire movie, ended so horribly.  What a horrible way to kill Darth Maul.  Also, the space battle was rather anticlimatic too.

Another word I could use to describe E1 is childish.  Everything catered to children.  Jar Jar, especially.  And then you got Ani, who does all sorts of things grown-ups can't do, like win a pod race, or blow up a droid control ship, which he did by accident anyway.

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FishyJoe

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« Reply #73 on: 07-15-2001 15:55 »

 
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Yeah, but even 10-year-olds hate Jar Jar.

Yeah. I liked the movie a lot, but I hate the whole "oh you can't complain about Jar Jar, the movies are supposed to be for kids" argument(I lurk at a nerdy Star Wars message board, so I see this a lot). Hello...kids didn't like Jar Jar either.

And besides, even if he's making the movies for kids, does he have to include such a kiddie character? The original trilogy never had anything that dumb. Star Wars has always been kid-friendly, but not kid-exclusive.

Oh well...at least the Jedi stuff was all cool. And despite all the gay stuff, I enjoyed the movie more than all the other crap that came out that summer.

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« Reply #74 on: 07-15-2001 16:37 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
 Somebody created a version of the movie where Jar Jar was completely edited out of the film.

Not completely, from what I've heard. He's still in the movie(he's too heavily involved in the movie to completely cut him out), but they cut out some of the more annoying scenes, and the ones that weren't important to the story anyway.

I haven't seen it, though it sounds like they made some smart edits from the descriptions I've read. But still, it kind of bothers me that movie fans are so against focus groups and studio executives ruining a director's artistic vision, yet at the same time think nothing of editing The Phantom Menace to make it less kiddie. Basically, I like the idea, but I wish Lucas himself had been the one to come up with it.

 
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Lucas should buy that version and release it immediately. And he should go on TV and admit that he was on crack when he came up with the whole Jar Jar concept.

Well he'll never go that far, but at least you can take comfort in the fact that Jar Jar only has a few minutes of screen time in episode II, and even then he doesn't act like his normal stupid self.

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« Reply #75 on: 07-15-2001 23:27 »

 
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Originally posted by FishyJoe:
 at least Jar Jar only has a few minutes of screen time in episode II

Dang, I was hoping for an elaborate death lasting several minutes.

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« Reply #76 on: 07-16-2001 10:39 »

i truly love star wars, i grew up with it.
my favorite episode was/is the empire strikes back!!!!!
even return of the jedi was a little bit unsatisfying 'cause of those little ewoks. i got the feeling that they are simply in that movie to sell enough toys to the kids, and don't forget the shock when you first see darth vaders true face. i awaited pure horror, pure evil (what he is)  evil laugh  and not the face of an alcohol-abuser (i don't know the exact word for it). in "empire" we saw only vaders back and it looked frightening enough but in "return" it is not so bad.
so, in episode one we got jar-jar (a total waste of time/creativity) and that pod-race was boring too. little anakin was a typical all-american-boy, the story was nearly not interesting, and that c-3po was made by anakin was the biggest bullshit of all (come on how possible would that be, of all droids made anakin made c-3po, and he looks loke all other protocol-droids used by everyone else).
so i truly, truly hope that episode 2 will be better and much more darker than that kiddy-movie called the phantom menace!!! anakin must be seduced to the dark side (all hail to the dark side :evillaugh smile and he must have his fatal duell with obi-wan and he must fall to a lava pit (burn baby burn). there is so much to tell, there is the end of a decade, there is the dark side on the rise, terror and war....we will see what story will be told!
by the way: darth Maul was such a good evil-guy, too sorry that he died in episode one   cry , such a waste of talent!!!
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« Reply #77 on: 07-16-2001 13:03 »

Just saw Final Fantasy yesterday. It kicked several degrees of ass! I especially liked that...

This was well written all around, and the animation... well, what can I say that hasn't already been said? Go see it now!

Darthgy: Did you catch Ray Park as Toad in X-Men? IMO, he was the coolest thing in the whole movie.

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« Reply #78 on: 07-16-2001 13:39 »

Valgarv wants to see Final Fantasy! But....don't ever have a ride to see it.   cry
Although...my dad is home tomorrow. Maybe I can see it then.   big grin


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« Reply #79 on: 07-16-2001 16:25 »

 
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Darthgy: Did you catch Ray Park as Toad in X-Men? IMO, he was the coolest thing in the whole movie.


I dunno, Patrick Stewart was born for the role of Prof. X, and Wolverine wasn't half bad either.

Speaking of Ray Park in X-Men, did anyone else catch what I thought was a reference to Darth Maul?

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