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Zed 85

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« Reply #640 on: 11-25-2002 12:36 »

The thing is back in the sixties, Aston Martins that were driven by dashing Scotsmen that had maps telling exactly where they were seemed very far fetched, yet today...

So be careful when you say Bond is getting too far fetched tech wise. Although, you're probably right here.
DrThunder88

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« Reply #641 on: 11-26-2002 08:52 »

I know Q has always been slightly ahead of his time, but the cloaking system was just too much.
Tweek

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« Reply #642 on: 11-26-2002 10:05 »

 
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Originally posted by DrThunder88:
Die Another Day

I can't remember my Bond trivia as well as I could so if someone could help me, I'd greatly appreciate it...wasn't the idea of a giant, space-borne heat beam used in Diamonds Are Forever?  Maybe I'm mistaken, but that was in the back of my mind as soon as I saw the thing unfurling.
Yes, you remember correctly, there was a space based diamond laser thing in Diamonds Are Forever, I haven't seen the new one so don't know how similar they were.

Sarge

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« Reply #643 on: 11-26-2002 10:59 »

Looks like I'll just rent Bond & HP. I still wanna see Gangs & 2 Towers in the theatre.
bankrupt

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« Reply #644 on: 11-26-2002 12:57 »

Yeah, I definitely want to see 2 towers in the theater.  I saw the first one on DVD, but it must be so much better in the theater.
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #645 on: 11-26-2002 14:56 »

Tommy

It was an odd movie to say the least and I was half asleep when I watch it in class today too.I'm going to have nightmares about it.
Speli

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« Reply #646 on: 11-26-2002 17:32 »

Eight legged freaks:
I finally got to seeing it, and I'm glad I did. I'm not sure wether it was suppose to be funny or not, but it was very. The spiders acted very well, especially the jumping ones. The movie was really cool at times, too. And those spiders were [Leela]Scho schweeeet[/Leela]...Thumbs up!  big grin
Cheetah_Girl

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« Reply #647 on: 11-26-2002 22:09 »

I bought the LOTR fellowship extended version. I love fantasy books and movies ect. Elijah Wood as Frodo is almost a natural part. The new music added is very beautiful and is noticably new.
I know in the book its the same but reading and watching is different. The movie is more sad than the book. I find that it is anyway.
Ben

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« Reply #648 on: 11-28-2002 18:55 »

I wanted to see The Ring, but was dragged along to see Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets last night. I probably missed a good half of the references to the oddities of the HP universe, seeing I have neither read the books nor seen the first movie, but in my opinion, it's an evil, evil children's movie. Damn, giant spiders and snakes in a movie aimed at 11 year olds? On the other hand, when not viewed as a kids movie, the dialogue seemed very stilted, over-simplified and poorly written. It was quite pathetic to see a character recite a whole line of dialogue from earlier in the film, just so slower member of the audience would see the bloody obvious ("Oh, that's right, Phoenix tears have healing powers" after we've been told the same thing earlier in the film, and bloody well right after the damn phoenix had just healed his friggin arm. Duh, Harry...) Another thing, that blonde kid would have to be one of the worst child actors I've ever seen on screen. I can't remember one line which he delivered convincingly. It was a pain to watch at some points. Add to this a dis-jointed storyline which, if you think about it, played out like a two and a half hour episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer minus all the good bits. Too many characters competing for our attention, not enough substance to carry such a long film, meant after the first hour, I got completely bored with it. 5/10.
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« Reply #649 on: 11-29-2002 19:31 »

Rat Race...........baby.

Brilliant film, I was laughin out loud a lot.
Rowan Atkinson, Jon Lovitz, John Cleese and Cuba Gooding Jnr were all brilliant.
There were many good plot twists, and lots of crazy stuff happening.

I give it 10/10 alien thumbs up............or something!!

"Live forever or die trying."
Speli

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« Reply #650 on: 11-30-2002 10:07 »

I have to agree with you Faze...
But my review is about Die another day.
The beginning was cool, though the theme song/video really sucked glucose. Really the whole movie equalled out in pros and cons. One of the cons was Halle Barry's worst line ever:
But she had good ones too, like:
But, it had nice action (Not to mention a lamborghini that got minimal damage  love ).
I give it a 8.7/10
Hawk

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« Reply #651 on: 11-30-2002 13:43 »

HP and the chamber of secrets.
It was cool. I've heard that the first hour shouldn't be so good, (from my brother) but it wasn't that bad... It was great!

(Exept the last three minutes)

Rating: 8/10
M. Proctor

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« Reply #652 on: 11-30-2002 14:08 »

HP and the CoS

I liked it. Gilderoy was great!
Although Ginny's eyes are not blue, but brown  no no that's no good.
And I'd like to see the Valentine's day. That was my favourite from the book  big grin
Rupert, Emma and Dan were great actors.
But Moaning Myrtle was too pretty  no no
I loved Crabbe and Goyle!
Rating: 9/10 (Because it's Harry Potter  tongue if the valentine was there, I'd give it 10.)
Dark Prince

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« Reply #653 on: 12-03-2002 06:22 »

  I went to see HP2.  It was good - Gilderoy was the best character, camping it up all the time.

  Can't be arsed to write a review though, but it's a good movie, with some ott scenes.
wu_konguk

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« Reply #654 on: 12-09-2002 14:01 »
« Last Edit on: 12-09-2002 14:01 »

I bought and watched and absolutly brill film this weekend. There was this two for one offer down at HMV and I found the Nightmare Before Christmas DVD but to make it worth while I had to find another so i went on a friends recomendation and was not disappointed.

The Usual Suspects

It takes a little while to get going but when i does wow. This is a must see movie with a conclusion comparible to Shawshank. I don't want to ruin this movie for anyone who has not seen it so all I'll say is that you have to watch this movie all the way to the end it's just great.   big grin

Rating 10/10 and twelve thumbs up
evan

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« Reply #655 on: 12-09-2002 23:07 »

...re-watched Natural Born Killers over the weekend.

I'm still not sure what I think of this movie, even though this was the second time I sat down and really tried to dissect it. All the pieces are there for it to be really great (Oliver Stone, a story by Quentien Tarentino, actors Tommy Lee Jones   cool Woody Harrelson and Rodney Dangerfield, rapid jump-cuts, a strong indicement of the media, a kick-ass soundtrack), but I feel the pieces were just hammered together.

The direction did get on my nerves sometimes, and I never thought I'd say that. I think that, from reading IMDb, that it broke the record in the amount of editing. Usually, I like that technique, but here it was almost too much. The sudden tonal shift half-way through the movie always throws me for a loop (from very action oriented to very talkie).

Still, it's worth checking out, if you're willing to stomach some of the ultra-violence. I'm just not sure how much I like it.

Maybe a 7.5 out of 10?

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Zed 85

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« Reply #656 on: 12-11-2002 02:56 »

Die Another Day
Went and saw this last night. Good film, John Cleese was great  big grin
The start was fantastic (intro credits + plus song...not quite so...)
Madonna wasn't all that bad as just the sword master, I know lots of people recently seem to go "what the hell does she think she's playing at, trying to act?" well she started off as an actress, and she was pretty fine in Evita, so she was not bad here.
Halle Berry... Not the best Bond girl, her lines were full of cliché, but she wasn't too bad.
The plot starts strongly but begins to definitely waver towards the end

A good film, a good Bond? Not as sure.
7.5/10
Speli

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« Reply #657 on: 12-11-2002 06:31 »

 
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Originally posted by Zed 85:
Halle Berry... Not the best Bond girl, her lines were full of cliché, but she wasn't too bad.

What about "Yo momma!"  tongue
Zed 85

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« Reply #658 on: 12-11-2002 08:01 »
« Last Edit on: 12-11-2002 08:01 »

"Yo momma" is a cliche in broad films, but funnily enough isn't in a Bond as no one ever usually says things like that    tongue

Thing with Die Another Day was that we all left thinking "Well surely if put _____ and _____  together you get __________ not ----_____---________----****____..."
if you know what I mean....
dog turd
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« Reply #659 on: 12-11-2002 21:20 »

Mike's Quick Capsule Movie Reviews:
These are the films I've recently seen.

Shallow Hal: Crap, 5/10
About A Boy: Surprisingly alright, 7/10
Vanilla Sky: Not Bad, 7/10
Momento: Great, 8/10
Mean Machine: Piss poor, 2/10
Zoolander: Ridiculously unfunny, 2/10
Harry Potter(PS): I can see how kids would like it but in general, Crap. 4/10
Star Wars 2: Great, sue me. 8/10
American Phsyco 2: Quite possibly the worst film ever made, 1/10
Scary Movie 2: Starts okay, descends into piss. 3/10

Okay that's all for now folks. Stay tuned for my porn film reviews. Until then, slainte.

Welcome to "You're Wrong" night.
MelBee

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« Reply #660 on: 12-11-2002 21:34 »

 
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Originally posted by dog turd:
Mike's Quick Capsule Movie Reviews:
These are the films I've recently seen.

Shallow Hal: Crap, 5/10
About A Boy: Surprisingly alright, 7/10
Vanilla Sky: Not Bad, 7/10
Momento: Great, 8/10
Mean Machine: Piss poor, 2/10
Zoolander: Ridiculously unfunny, 2/10
Harry Potter(PS): I can see how kids would like it but in general, Crap. 4/10
Star Wars 2: Great, sue me. 8/10
American Phsyco 2: Quite possibly the worst film ever made, 1/10
Scary Movie 2: Starts okay, descends into piss. 3/10


I actuallt quite liked Shallow Hal - I love the actor, the tenacious D guy. (forgotten his name for now)
And look, Harry Potter is bloody brilliant, and I'm no kid, I'm 25! I think it appeals to all ages - it's fabulous.
And I didn't even know they'd made American Psycho 2...  loved the first one, though.
VelourFog

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« Reply #661 on: 12-12-2002 00:28 »

Guys can we please have more actual movie Reviews and less movie listing and/or one liners? Don't make me get all deletey
wu_konguk

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« Reply #662 on: 12-12-2002 11:25 »

Okay VF I'll see what I can do.
Last night I watched a new film, well new to me it's been out for a few years.
Firstly I'll tell you that it is an Anime film but but after watching it I would not have cared if it was animated or live action because the story was great.

Grave of the Fireflys

This movie is set during World war Two towards the end. The Americans are bombing Japan and that is how the story progesses to the surrender of Japan. The film however does not focus on the fighting but rather on the effects it has on the common people.
The Film follows what happens of a young Japanese boy, Seita and his 4 year old sister Setsuko as they try to live after their home is destoyed up tho their deaths (not a spoiler the opening line is, paraphrasing, "in septemeber 1945 I died" so not a spoiler)
usually Characters who are meant to be cute annoy the hell out me but Setsuko is really sweet making the finnally fo the film more powerful.
This, there are others that do it I know, movie really does help show the pointlessness of war. The suffering you see you can believe even if you don't want to. I do not mind saying that the end of this film really choaked me up.
I recomend this film to anyone it is a great film  smile

There is that okay VF  big grin
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #663 on: 12-12-2002 11:30 »

Wu, is that the movie in which

If it 's that one, I 've seen parts of it. I wasn't in the mood for such a tragic story at the time, so I didn't watch it.
dog turd
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« Reply #664 on: 12-12-2002 21:29 »

Okay VF, here's my review of a recent movie I saw. It was called Anal Assault 7 - Bangers and Mash.

Although I enjoyed most of the Anal Assault films, this latest installation was a bit of a let down for me. First of all the casting was all wrong. I mean, Linda Snatch doing a DA with Kirk Dong and Billy Biggun? Please. I think Marcia Minge would have suited this role perfectly but then again, I've always bein' a traditionalist. The script isn't that great either. Apart from a few great one-liners, most of them coming from Dong ("Do you like this, baby? Yeah? Yeah?" ), it leaves alot to be desired. The plot vears from the sublime to the downright ridiculous in a matter of seconds and then reverts back to the usual awkward and cheesy exchanges from the lead charactors that has become Anal Assault's trademark. But, if you overlook these minor nuances, and they are minor, there's alot here to be enjoyed. The leading lady, Janet Juice is in sparkling form (I sense an Oscar) as are Dong and new comer Mike Dyke and the final scene has to be seen to be believed. Incredible.

So, overall verdict: Better than Anal Assault 5 but not as good as 3 or 4. 7/10
evan

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« Reply #665 on: 12-12-2002 22:02 »

Hey, dog_turd, have you happened to see Anal Assult 7? Damn, that's a quality film right there.

The direction was absoultely perfect. Usually I've become so desentized to the rapid camera angles and visual trickery (hey, I like the works of David Fincher and Quentin Tarintino!), but I really think that "Anal Assult 7" really showcased those techniques in a new and refreshing way.

Oh, and the acting! Lotta Snatch made her return from Anal Assult 4, and it's quite obvious she took acting classes in the meantime, because it certainly shows. She's miles better than what she used to be.

Best part. I missed Anal Adventures 1,2, and 5, but I still found the plot of this film easy to follow. That's a bonus for it right there.

I give it a 9.5 out of 10.

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Warning: do not try this at home
Kryten

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« Reply #666 on: 12-12-2002 23:37 »

Dude, the Anal Adventures franchise totally hit the crapper after #4. They're never gonna find an actor of Rod McSchlong's caliber again.
Speli

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« Reply #667 on: 12-13-2002 07:02 »

*Points at Kryten* Evil! Eeeeeevil!
Anyway, I just watched K=PAX again, and since I don't have any time I'll just put down a 10 out of 10
wu_konguk

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« Reply #668 on: 12-13-2002 07:15 »

Yep ZJ that was the film unlike you I was kind of in the mood for that sort of movie but I didn't realise how much it would effect me, so I watched soem Futurama afterwards to cheer myself up smile

Okay now for another Review

Ah MY Goddess the movie

Okay let me start by saying that I didn't really like the Series of this film. I felt the character where one dimensional (not just because they were animated) The film helped flesh the characters out abit but in my opinion not enough.
towards the end of the film I thought it was starting to get good and it might try to be symbolic and interesting like The End Of Evangelion but it fizzzeld out leaveing me fell unforfilled. Another thing that grated me about this show is that even though the main characters continuesly proclaimed theire enternal love for each other they never show it, the most they do it kiss each other on the cheak (I'm not saying they had to go all the way or anything but a little more affection would make it more believable). Also I am not a fan of films that show the badie the error of his ways with the love and hope of the planet (I'm not saying i hate sentimental films but not over bearing sentmentallity thank you)
I guess i should give it some credit the music was very nice and the animation was good.
All in all i just felt the film treaded on areas that could have made it really interesting but did not see it through.
If your a real Anime fan I'd still say only see this if you have nothing better to do.

4/10
dog turd
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« Reply #669 on: 12-15-2002 19:26 »

I have to admit evan, I was never a big fan of the Anal Adventures series but like I said, I'm a traditionalist.
dog turd
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« Reply #670 on: 12-15-2002 19:31 »
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Oh yeah MelBee, that actor's name is Jack Black, I think. Oh yeah and when I gave my review on Harry Potter, what I meant to say was I can see how kids and birds would like it.....    wink
VelourFog

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« Reply #671 on: 12-16-2002 21:51 »

 
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Originally posted by wu_konguk:
There is that okay VF   big grin

 perfect, sounds like a good movie, too bad it'll never be for rent anywhere near me
MelBee

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« Reply #672 on: 12-16-2002 22:27 »

 
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Originally posted by dog turd:
Oh yeah MelBee, that actor's name is Jack Black, I think. Oh yeah and when I gave my review on Harry Potter, what I meant to say was I can see how kids and birds would like it.....     wink

You're right, it is Jack Black.
re: Harry Potter:
My boyfriend at the time actually loved Harry Potter more than me and started saying it was better than Lord of the Rings (that was taking it too far!). And he's a 29-year-old guy who's into heavy metal. Plus lots of my other male friends liked it, and in fact, everybody I've ever met so far. Beat that.

dog turd
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« Reply #673 on: 12-18-2002 23:59 »

Yeah right and I've got a pet monkey called jim.
SpacemanSpiff

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« Reply #674 on: 12-19-2002 15:28 »

bowling for columbine

great movie. that's all i can say. it makes you laugh and pissed at the same time. it makes me really glad not to live in th US.  tongue
plus he did a really job in balancing the serious or even sad parts and the funny parts. it always stays entertaining but it never loses its serious touch.
i can't say much more. i can't think of anything negative about it.
everybody go watch that movie.

10/10

hail seitan

evan

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« Reply #675 on: 12-19-2002 16:18 »

What? Spiff got to see Bowling for Columbine before I did? It's still not in Indy theaters here yet.   mad

But they should show it at a local film festival in February.
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #676 on: 12-19-2002 16:30 »

I desperately want to see it.
SpacemanSpiff

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« Reply #677 on: 12-20-2002 06:28 »
« Last Edit on: 12-20-2002 06:28 »

i even got to see it in english with german subtitles.
yes, that's rare in germany. usually, everything gets dubbed. and the dubbed versions are hardly ever as good as the original version.

hail seitan

MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #678 on: 12-21-2002 00:59 »

Just saw Spirited Away... spent most of the movie sitting back in my seat with a huge smile on my face. More immagination in ten minutes of that movie then in the last 10 years of Disney movies. WOW it was amazing... although it helps to know some Myazaki movies.
Drippy_taco

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« Reply #679 on: 12-22-2002 01:18 »

Just viewed Requiem for a Dream last night.  Whoo-boy, not sure what genre this movie falls under but I'm pretty sure it's the first I've seen of it.

Basically it depicts how much drugs and inner-city gang-life can really screw you up.  Really, I can't place it any better than that.

Discarding the fact that it contains no phenomena, or horror-movie type stuff -- this movie is still up there with Wes Craven and Stephen King, as far as scaring the hell out of you goes.  It definitely leaves you with a sour taste in your mouth.

I'd go on to critique it but I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it, and if you haven't, see it very quickly.
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