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dog turd
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« Reply #680 on: 12-22-2002 03:33 »

Requim For A Dream

Yeah I saw this and have to admit I prefer his other film, Pie. It's still a good flick though and I would recomend anyone to see it but it does have a few silly moments in it that don't really make much sense. It's kinda like he wanted to make it as depressing as he could so he threw logic out the window on a few occasions. Okay spoiler time:
Anyway overall I'd recommend it even if sense is sacrifised to get the message of despair accross.

Mike
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« Reply #681 on: 12-22-2002 18:39 »

<h3>Spoilers here!</h3>

 
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Originally posted by turd
For instance, why were the two boys arrested when they went into the hospital in New York(?)?.

That wasn't in New York, they drove 600 miles, remember?  They were in a hillbilly, white-populated area of Kentucky (one of the boys was black, if you remember).  Law doesn't always function exactly like it's supposed to when you're in an area that discriminates against blacks and druggies.  Also if you remember, he did get proper treatment; had his arm sawed off and was allowed to stay at the hospital for a while.  If the priorities weren't straight, so what?  Do you think the people of Kentucky would care?  No.

As for the drugs, they did heroin, which can both be injected and snorted (you saw both in the movie).

The movie made perfect sense if you paid enough attention to grasp everything, it's much more than despair.
Speli

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« Reply #682 on: 12-22-2002 21:18 »

The two towers
"I survived the battle of Healms Deep!".
The movie was over all great, I don't really feel like saying anything. But I was wondering at the battle, "Why doesn't the cameraman ever get killed?". Great movie, go see. The ents kicked some major ass!
9.7/10
Zed 85

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« Reply #683 on: 12-23-2002 04:23 »

Interesting thing about the large battle sequences in TTT is apparently the CGI soldiers are programmed with AI. So all the team have to say to the program is "have a battle" and then thousands of CGI soldiers go off and independantly fight each other with out any further direction from the team.

Well this is what I've heard...
MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #684 on: 12-23-2002 05:53 »

That is the Massive software... cool as hell, The first time they used it both sides of the battle took one look at each other then ran. They had to change the parameters in the battle software.
M. Proctor

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« Reply #685 on: 12-23-2002 06:43 »

Two Towers

It was quite cool..
Frodo was quite gay.
I loved the Ents! I liked Helms deep and stuff. And Gandalf. Gollum was cool  big grin
I kinda liked the 1st better... but this was great too. Can't wait to see the spider!  big grin big grin
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« Reply #686 on: 12-23-2002 08:35 »

Two Towers . . . Gollum . . . Ents . . . Helm's Deep . . . ::Pleasure center of brain explodes::

More in-depth review when I'm fully awake and have internet access.
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« Reply #687 on: 12-23-2002 17:04 »

Remember to use spoilers if you're gonna spoil...stuff please!!
Zed 85

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« Reply #688 on: 12-23-2002 17:12 »

I read the books ages ago...so...it kinda ruins it when in the first one everyone's (that is the people in the cinema) crying when Gandalf dies



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« Reply #689 on: 12-23-2002 22:01 »
« Last Edit on: 12-23-2002 22:01 »

dog turd
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« Reply #690 on: 12-24-2002 06:15 »

Okay, but they were still 600 miles away from the area that they were dealin' and wealin' in, and it still doesn't explain why they were arrested and sent to jail immediatly for no reason. Acting and looking like a junkie isn't a crime. And why wasn't your man treated straight away? He's arm could have been saved. I mean, what was the advantage in treating him after he got sent to jail?, (for no reason).Also, if it was herion it didn't look like it and people snorting herion? wtf? Anyway I still think there were ridiculous moments in the film that were just used to continue the trail of depressing events. It's kinda like, okay what's the worst thing that we can have happen to these kids? Right let's get them to that point no matter what. Anyway that's my impression.
dog turd
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« Reply #691 on: 12-24-2002 06:16 »

Sorry the aboe post is in reference to Drippy's post.
Zed 85

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« Reply #692 on: 12-24-2002 08:08 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:



Daniela = Pravda!
VelourFog

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« Reply #693 on: 12-24-2002 08:12 »

I saw the movie Chicago. It's based on the musical of the same name and the movie is also a musical. It was good. If you like musicals at all you should go see it. The singing probably wasn't as spectatular as "Moulin Rogue" but it wasn't bad enough for me to really notice.
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« Reply #694 on: 12-24-2002 15:30 »

The Two Towers - spoilers may be accidently slipped

You mean the Balrog Zed (woohoo, Im knowledgable)

What are the Ents? Are they the wolf/bear things? I always miss half the names first time round, especially as I havn't yet read the books.

As people have said I thought this movie was cool. The first half or so was slightly slow, but it may have been just the length of the film which made me think that. The second half, especially with the Helms Deep battle was just awesome. However I preferred the Orc fight in the woods in The Two Towers.

Also, another minor criticism (sp?) would be that I really didn't like the way the trees were animated/designed. It looked too fake.

But in the end I still give it 9/10

#reading that back I suck at reviewing, my sentances all seem really short and blunt. ahh well#
Speli

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« Reply #695 on: 12-24-2002 19:17 »

The ents are the tree people thingies. But they sure do wipe bum!
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« Reply #696 on: 12-24-2002 19:36 »

 
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Originally posted by VelourFog:
I saw the movie Chicago. It's based on the musical of the same name and the movie is also a musical. It was good. If you like musicals at all you should go see it. The singing probably wasn't as spectatular as "Moulin Rogue" but it wasn't bad enough for me to really notice.

I heard about that. I might go and see it when it comes out in the UK.


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« Reply #697 on: 12-25-2002 01:00 »

Travis and I just say The Two Towers today.  I think it was just as good as the first one.  Very action filled. 

With this series, if you haven't read the books, I would suggest reading them after seeing the movies.  That way you aren't disappointed in the movie because it didn't have things it it that you likes from the book. 

I watched The Fellowship Of The Ring before I read the book.  Actually, I'm reading it right now and I'm almost through.  I would have been disappointed in the movie to it, I think, if I had read it first, because parts are left out.  Of course, they can't put everything in there, but I'm saying reading the book afterwards gives you a greater appreciation of the book and the movie.
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« Reply #698 on: 12-25-2002 01:11 »

Ah, one thing I can think of that I didn't like about the movie was that the characters change personality wise too damn much!  Frodo kept going from obsessed and psycho to passive-apology guy, and Shmiegel was schizophrenic so I suppose he has an excuse.

And what's with Gimili (sp?) changing height so damn much??  Ahh!
Drippy_Cupcake

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« Reply #699 on: 12-25-2002 01:15 »

I think you spelled "Shmiegel" wrong.  I think it was something like...Smaegel in the book, but I can't remember.  And I can't believe you ever remotely remembered the dwarf's name?!  I just call him the dwarf and I can never remember hearing his name.

Frodo was becoming like Smaegel or Gollum (for proper spelling, I can spell that) if you didn't notice babe.  The ring was doing to Frodo what it did to Gollum.

The height thing was weird though.  Wasn't the dwarf taller than everyone in the beginning of the movie and in the first one?  I was confused when he all of a sudden became smaller than everyone!  I think he was smaller than a hobbit!
Drippy_taco

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« Reply #700 on: 12-25-2002 01:22 »

 
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Originally posted by Drippy_Cupcake:
I think you spelled "Shmiegel" wrong.  I think it was something like...Smaegel in the book, but I can't remember.  And I can't believe you ever remotely remembered the dwarf's name?!  I just call him the dwarf and I can never remember hearing his name.

Frodo was becoming like Smaegel or Gollum (for proper spelling, I can spell that) if you didn't notice babe.  The ring was doing to Frodo what it did to Gollum.

The height thing was weird though.  Wasn't the dwarf taller than everyone in the beginning of the movie and in the first one?  I was confused when he all of a sudden became smaller than everyone!  I think he was smaller than a hobbit!

You insult my intelligence by assuming I didn't know that, or grasp that idea of the movie.

My point was, you'd think it would be in gradual, steady increments, wherein he becomes more and more psycho -- not psycho to nice guy to psycho!  Ahh it plays with my mind!
Drippy_Cupcake

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« Reply #701 on: 12-25-2002 01:24 »

Because he's schizophrenic!!!  The ring made him schizo and that's how those people are.  I'm not going to discuss this on PEEL because it brings back bad things.
Drippy_taco

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« Reply #702 on: 12-25-2002 01:26 »

"Toss me!"
Speli

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« Reply #703 on: 12-25-2002 10:05 »

 laff "We can take 'em!"
Gocad

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« Reply #704 on: 12-25-2002 18:13 »

But it does make you think, if CGI characters seem to have more personality than "real" actors.
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« Reply #705 on: 12-28-2002 07:02 »

Okay here's another Two towers

All in all I thought it was a great film one of the best of 2002 but considering the competition that's not saying to much. I am only part way through the book but I am already awear of quite large diffrences, hell I haven't even seen Frodo and Sam in the book yet. I decieded when I went to see the film I would take it on it's own and not as a true adaptation of the book and i enjoyed the film for what it was.
I was glad they had the Ents in the film and they did look very cool. I was not so sure on some of the Gimli bits but they did not ruin the film for me.
All else I can say has probably been said before. The music is beautiful, the sceanery is stunning and the CG is amazing.

All in all i give this a Ent sized 10/10
Hawk

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« Reply #706 on: 12-28-2002 08:49 »

Two towers

It was great. I really liked the Ents. I've nothing to complain 'bout, couse I've never read the book.
It was not so scary, but much action. That I like.
M. Proctor

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« Reply #707 on: 12-28-2002 08:53 »

 
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Originally posted by Drippy_Cupcake:
I think you spelled "Shmiegel" wrong.  I think it was something like...Smaegel in the book, but I can't remember. 
It is Sméagol. On the Norwegian subtitles it said Smyagol, but in the Norwegian book it's Sméagol as well   roll eyes

dog turd
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« Reply #708 on: 12-28-2002 09:01 »

Man just saw the two towers. Fucking Class A shit. I was kinda stoned aswell. Which was nice. Legalos is the fucking business.
Margarita

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« Reply #709 on: 12-28-2002 11:19 »

 
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Originally posted by dog turd:
Man just saw the two towers. Fucking Class A shit. I was kinda stoned aswell. Which was nice. Legalos is the fucking business.


  roll eyes
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #710 on: 12-28-2002 11:58 »

 
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You got a problem with that?

I 'm seeing the movie tomorrow btw.  big grin
M. Proctor

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« Reply #711 on: 12-28-2002 12:57 »

Legolas is cool  big grin

if you're a fanatic you'll not like it too much  roll eyes my brother didn't  tongue
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« Reply #712 on: 12-28-2002 13:04 »

I wanna go see TT, but have to vet the movie theatre first.  As one of my friends said that the theatre he saw it at, was very uncomfortable for that amount of time.

Mitsui

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« Reply #713 on: 12-28-2002 13:56 »

 
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Originally posted by M. Proctor:
Legolas is cool   big grin

if you're a fanatic you'll not like it too much   roll eyes my brother didn't   tongue


Actually, I disagree. I know quite a lot of people who have read the books over and over, and they all loved the film. Hah.

M. Proctor

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« Reply #714 on: 12-28-2002 14:06 »

Sorry  tongue

They didn't like the ents and stuff...
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« Reply #715 on: 12-29-2002 01:06 »

The Two Towers

Sweet Jeebus what a movie.  Sure, it strayed from the book mightily, but hey, whatever.  I still can't figure out what I like best - Gollum's character and the masterful way he was portrayed, or the Ents using orcs as soccer and golf balls, culminating in the flooding of Orthanc.  I was in awe the entire three hours.
A+++++++

Star Trek: Nemesis
Not too bad, certainly not the worst Trek, certainly not the best.  Couple of plot holes, but nothing to take away from the ease of watching.  Wesley Crusher didn't have a single line.  I had almost had a heart attack when I saw his name on the cast list at IMDB.com.  THank goodness his original 30 minutes of screentime was cut.  A couple of questions I had, though, were:

B-
M. Proctor

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« Reply #716 on: 12-29-2002 09:55 »

She's all that


Very Hollywoodish. If you want a light and not very sad movie, and are one of those who likes movies like this, you can watch it. Unfortunatly, I'm not like that. Grade: 2/5
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« Reply #717 on: 12-29-2002 17:09 »

Damn, I accidentally highlighted the spoilers! Now She's All That is ruined for me.

Chicago

Girly musical. You know, for girls. If you are a girl, I recommend this movie. Or if you are a homo like me.
evan

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« Reply #718 on: 12-30-2002 00:58 »

Ha ha...Fishy's a homo.

Wait...I saw Chicago, on stage...does that make me a homo? AAAAHHH!!!
Ben

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« Reply #719 on: 12-30-2002 01:37 »
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I saw that small, New Zealand-made film about some hobbits (you may have heard about it) the day after Boxing day (it premiered on Boxing day here, I don't know why we were deprived for so long). It was quite enjoyable from my perspective. The CGI for Gollum was absolutely spectacular and at a couple of stages I was left wondering how many decades each frame would take to render on my PC.

My gripe from the first film remains, that being that unlike Star wars or other trilogies, the LOTR saga seems a little unsuited to being chopped up and released over three years. There's a sense that  the three films are just one giant film chopped into three parts and they really wouldn't stand on their own as separate films if you hadn't watched the others. At times in TTT it seemed that everything was just going through the motions, building up for the really cool stuff that will be in ROTJ.. I mean K.. This is really evident in the fact that the few times they cut back to Frodo and Sam, they don't actually seem to be getting anywhere (another mountain here, some more horrible bad luck there). In fact, I completely forgot what they were even doing half way through, until the director must've decided to cut back to them to remind us that they were still walking around somewhere in the the outskirts of Queenstown... (Pretty though. Mind you, not as pretty as when you're blasting down one of the rivers in a jetboat.)

For a movie to be following three such distinct storylines and have none of them come even remotely together at the conclusion makes for a pretty awkward film, trilogy or not.

I've been told numerous times by people who have read the books that they are even worse in this respect, but as I have told them, you don't have to wait a whole year to read the next book.

One more thing I got a little sick of was the continual use of the helicopter fly-around in establishing shots. It became really, really monotonous after a while, with every cut to a new character being accompanied by a sweeping 720 degree pan. I know it's supposed to be epic, but I was on the verge of motion sickness.

Now, don't get me wrong, I'm only focusing on the negative aspects because everyone who has posted before me has done an adequate job of describing how utter fantastic the good bits were. This was one really good film. 9/10
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