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Mr.Nintendo

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« Reply #120 on: 05-25-2004 14:35 »

I think the director wanted to keep it as historically accurate as possible, and chose not to represent the Gods as physical incarnations using cheesey CGI.
Mr Fuzzywuvems

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« Reply #121 on: 05-25-2004 14:49 »

That's stupid considering the Story is no more real than the Oddysey or the Golden Fleece and you couldn't film them without using 'cheesey' special effects.
I think Troy would've been alot more entertaining with the mythology left in.   
Zed 85

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« Reply #122 on: 05-25-2004 15:27 »
« Last Edit on: 05-25-2004 15:27 »

@Wu's review of Troy (which I still haven't seen).

I was watching a History Channel doc about Tory, and Homer may have well been from modern-day Turkey, or Izmir even - only about 200 miles from where Troy is belived to have existed. They also commented that Hektor seemed much more of a decent man that any of the Greeks he was fighting against, and that in the later stages, the story largely sides with Troy.
wu_konguk

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« Reply #123 on: 05-25-2004 15:34 »

@Zed

To e honest we do not know much about Homer. In fact there is alot of speculation that he may have been more than one person. And yes Hektor does come off favourably in the Iliad much better than Paris.
Juliet

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« Reply #124 on: 05-27-2004 17:03 »

I watched Not Another Teen Movie. I thought the movie was ok. I really love the spoofs scenes like the girl with the vibrator at the beginning of the movie, The whole Breakfast Club scene. That main good-looking guy was naked and he was covered in whip cream. And the gross Cruel Intention/Never Been Kissed lesbian kiss scene.

Tramp

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« Reply #125 on: 05-27-2004 17:06 »

does any one know what the little spit trail was all about in Crule Intentions? it was so random, hardly kinky
Bobby King

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« Reply #126 on: 05-28-2004 16:06 »

Day After Tomorrow

Just saw it, it was good but not that good. The special effects was on top, but i don't like the...

B+
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #127 on: 05-28-2004 23:29 »

The Day After Tomorrow

I enjoyed this movie alot. It starts off quick, with not too much boring scientific explanation, but enough that it makes sense. The movie is basically about a father trying to get back to his son in Manhattan, when the world has been taken over by huge ice storms. There are a few subplots, but overall I think it was a good decision to focus mainly on that one story. If it had expanded to showing what happened in the rest of the world, it would have just been boring. The movie is never too cheesy, and the special effects are amazing. Overall, it was very good.

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LAN.gnome

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« Reply #128 on: 05-28-2004 23:57 »

 
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Originally posted by Mr Fuzzywuvems:
That's stupid considering the Story is no more real than the Oddysey or the Golden Fleece

That's not necessarily true. Troy was been establsihed as an ancient city, and if a whole city could go unnoticed until fairly recently, why not the aftermath of a massive war?
Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #129 on: 05-29-2004 00:11 »

Clue

This movie had has alot of potentials.The best actors in this movie are Christpher Lloyd as the adultery Proffeser Plum,Martin Mull as the bummbling Col. Mustard and Tim Curry as the intelegent butler Walesworth.The movie had some good comedy,including Mr.Greens being accused and Col.Mustards arguement with Curry about who is in the house or who isn't.

The three diffrent endings were a good and origanle choice.
Overall,it gets an A!
 
M0le

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« Reply #130 on: 05-29-2004 01:48 »

What? They have a Clue movie? I used to love those books, and the boardgame too.
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« Reply #131 on: 05-29-2004 10:35 »

 
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Originally posted by M0le:
What? They have a Clue movie? I used to love those books, and the boardgame too.

OMFG!!! Youve never seen the Clue Movie?!? It's hilarious, much better than either the books or the game.

I give it a A-

nerdlingus

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« Reply #132 on: 05-31-2004 06:48 »

I just watched LOTR: 3.

The film wasn't bad but, and tell me if its just me, Frodo is a dick, all he does is fuck everything up at the wrong time, he should've died ages ago and let Sam take the ring I mean, what a ponce, he's useless!
Jamesbondcja

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« Reply #133 on: 05-31-2004 16:43 »

Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban.

Just got back from the cinema and this was a flick which was more than I was expecting. First of all no it isnt as good as the book but is superior than the last two. The kid cast have matured and most have become quite good little actors, though are starting to look a bit older tha they should be for the roll. The adult cast is good aswell, even if returning cast members (Dumbledore,  McGonagall, Hagrid) are underused, though Gary Oldman as Black and whoever played Lupin were very good. Now the new director, Alfonso Cuarón is very good and sure is better than predesesor Chris Columbus in vision but does rush through alot of sections leaving some parts unanswered (well to those who havent read the book).

Still little complaints aside a great film and very much recomended to all.
I give it a 7/8 good stuff but mabey a little longer wouldnt have hurt.
Mr. Potter

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« Reply #134 on: 05-31-2004 17:12 »

 
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Originally posted by nerdlingus:
I just watched LOTR: 3.

The film wasn't bad but, and tell me if its just me, Frodo is a dick, all he does is fuck everything up at the wrong time, he should've died ages ago and let Sam take the ring I mean, what a ponce, he's useless!

Frodo? Oh, you mean the small guy who saved Middle Earth from eternal suffering and enslavery by carring the most tempting and corrupt thing ever created all across Middle Earth? Yeah, he was dick.
eggsandwich

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« Reply #135 on: 06-01-2004 00:02 »

If you didnt know what you were watching, you could have swore you were watching an epic homosexual-discovery.

Think about it.
M0le

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« Reply #136 on: 06-01-2004 02:17 »

I still haven't got around to seeing LOTR 3 yet, practically everybody I know has seen it and have been bugging me to go see it. So is it actually that good, or is it just hype?
VelourFog

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« Reply #137 on: 06-01-2004 07:04 »

Instead of buying a ticket for the day after tomorrow just watch the trailer on a loop for about 2 hours and add some random wolves and a perfunctory "romance."

seriously. worst disaster movie ever, unless watching doppler radar gets you hot.

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Juliet

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« Reply #138 on: 06-01-2004 09:09 »

I don’t tend to watch The Day After Tomorrow. It looks shit anyway. I might go and see Harry Potter soon.

SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #139 on: 06-01-2004 11:41 »
« Last Edit on: 06-01-2004 11:41 »

The Seven Samurai

Hey, this movie managed to hold my attention for nigh on three and a half hours... no small feat!

Very much one of those 'classic' type films, where I can see why critics get into it a lot, but I don't appreaciate as much.

Pretty cool characters, particularly the master swordsman (I admit it, had trouble remembering all those Japanese names, so I assigned them moniker's of my own...), and a simple plot that didn't have me mentally mapping out entire scenes in advance.

Some cool dialogue (even if it was a mere translation)... I'm quite fond of "Then find hungrey samurai!" Also, it seems to be acted well (alas, I don't know too well what Japanese is SUPPOSESED to sound like, regarding inflection and all, so I don't feel I can give a proper opinion on that aspect.) Physically, though, the acting is great, particularly for "Thirteen." Such a laid back bastard...

All up, it seems to have been worth my time, and didn't bore me like certain other 'classic' films have (here's lookin' at you, Gone with the Wind....), and there's plenty of issues to be discussed in those little uni study groups, if that's what get's you going. But for me, a good film, that succeeds despite age, and too many shots of one guys arse.    wink

A-
David A

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« Reply #140 on: 06-01-2004 12:02 »

SlackJawedMoron, you just went up a few notches on the coolometer.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #141 on: 06-01-2004 15:07 »

Day After Tomorrow

Just saw it last nite in a jam-packed theater. It was a pretty good movie and much better than most disaster movies out there these days. the scenes with the Americans overunning the Mexican border had the entire audience pissing themselves. If you like a cheesy, action-packed disaster flick, go see it.

B+
Mr. Potter

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« Reply #142 on: 06-01-2004 17:36 »

 
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Originally posted by Nasty Pasty:
 It was a pretty good movie and much better than most disaster movies out there these days.

Disaster movies these days? The last one I remember was Deep Impact and that was like 6 years ago.

 
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If you like a cheesy, action-packed disaster flick, go see it.

I better stay  home watching my Lord of the Rings DVD's.

M0le: go rent the movie now.

Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #143 on: 06-01-2004 20:02 »

21 Grams

Watched it today in Philosophy class taking about fate and some shit i wasnt paying attention to. I enjoyed it, but it was really hard to follow. The parts where i was awake were pretty cool and i'll probably rent it to see the parts i missed.

Parts I Saw: B-
VelourFog

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« Reply #144 on: 06-01-2004 20:14 »

Deep Impact, ID4, Godzilla (is being listed although isn't that more of a monster movie)
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« Reply #145 on: 06-01-2004 20:21 »

Jean Reno is not a monster!!!  eek

Oh, you meant the.... gotcha!
Don't forget Armageddon and Core, they were crappy too (Speli said Core was anyway).

I have to say the new Harry Potter movie actually looks interesting, the whole spooky Nazgul guy looked cool in the trailer, especially when they're in the train and the window freezes as he arrives...
Mr. Potter

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« Reply #146 on: 06-01-2004 22:04 »
« Last Edit on: 06-01-2004 22:04 »

I know those are disaster movies, but Pasty said that there were a lot of disaster movies these days , not 6 or 7 years ago. But you're right, The Core was released last year.

Oh, what would the world do without Roland Emmerich and his disaster films?!

Now, let's get back to the show:

Mies vailla menneisyyttä (The Man Without a Past)

I just saw this movie on TV (in widescreen, woo!) and it really surprised me. In the hands of any other writer/director this could have ended being another movie where a guy with amnesia tries to find about his past and goes on a long journey of self discovery and setting things right while he's at it.

But Aki Kaurismaki took a different approach this time and told us a story about a man who is hit in the head by some thieves and wakes up not remembering anything.He then doesn't tries to know more about his past, he prefers to live the present in a small town where he meets new and different people, and forget everything that has happened before. It is a low-key quiet little movie with some good performances, a nice score, some great musical sequences and beautiful images. Recommended.

9/10
nerdlingus

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« Reply #147 on: 06-02-2004 10:18 »

I watched Open Range a couple of days ago.

A bit slow on the uptake but it settled in nicely and steadily built up to its climax which was pretty cool as well.
I feel I should compare this to Unforgiven but I can't and I can.
The grittyness of the old west in this movie is very similar with Clints classic but Open range seemed more set in the real world rather than Unforgiven's washed up gunslingers world.

Either way, as I enjoy the western genre I did enjoy Open Range but the films climax comes close but will never come out tops when compared to Unforgivens which, I must say, is the best revenge ending I have ever seen in a movie and still manages to get the adrenalin flowing.

 
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"All right, I'm coming out. Any man I see out there I'm gonna kill him. Any son of a bitch takes a shot at me, I'm not only going to kill him, I'm going to kill his wife and all his friends and burn his damn house down."


I give Open Range an 8.

And 'cos I mentioned Unforgiven and as its a cool film I won't pass a chance, I give it a 10.
Obviously.  wink
Mr.Nintendo

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« Reply #148 on: 06-02-2004 14:10 »

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

I didn't go into the cinemas expecting much from this film, and what i saw didn't suprise or surpass any expectations. Daniel Radcliffe, as in the previous two films is a poor actor and seemingly incapable of expressing any human emotions and makes me wonder why they cast him for the role. The two other main characters, especially Emma Watson are extremely capable and surpass Radcliffe's performance with ease. The special effects were altogether mediocre, Alan Rickman as Snape oozed a lot more menace than the Dementors were capable of, the Werewolf looked almost laughably cartoonish and completely unrealistic. The majority of the characters were fairly well cast but i often suspected the director of simply trying to cram in as many famous faces as possible. As expected the plot stayed fairly true to the novel on which the film was based, the story was re-arranged quite drastically but not in a way that would effect the main plot. This was a relatively average film, and the director has done nothing noticable to make the series 'darker'. The action, as in the previous films revolves around several set-pieces, but these are not enough to prevent boredom during the last few scenes of the film.

I would give this film 6/10.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #149 on: 06-02-2004 21:27 »

Nothing could look crappier than the Underworld werewolves Lycans.
NoAPOlogies

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« Reply #150 on: 06-03-2004 00:09 »

 
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Originally posted by VelourFog:
seriously. worst disaster movie ever, unless watching doppler radar gets you hot.


Hey, bow-echoes and hook echoes give me a hard-on everytime. How the curves of a gust front are like the curves of the shapely female form. How the yellows indicitive of moderate rain are like the blonde hair of my dream girl...

Sorry, i'm a meteorology major and I get a little carried away.
Juliet

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« Reply #151 on: 06-03-2004 14:39 »

Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban

I thought the movie was really good and I have enjoyed it. I really like the horse/bird type creature and the bit where Harry was in that night bus. The shrinking head makes me laugh.

Ozor Mox

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« Reply #152 on: 06-03-2004 14:50 »

The Day After Tomorrow

People seem to either love or hate this film. My theory is that if you're expecting a groundbreaking new film, you will be disappointed. If though, like me, you expected to see a Hollywood disaster film in all its cheesy acting and special effects glory, you get exactly what you want. My only real complaint is how wildly misplaced the wolves were. I guess they needed something to make the penicillin hunt bit exciting. Still, because it was no less than what I was expecting, I enjoyed it for what it was. Plus the special effects were phenomenal!

7/10

Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #153 on: 06-03-2004 18:27 »

Poltrigeist
Even thought this film wasn't scary,it is still a horror classic!The best parts are:
The only thing that was bad was the guy in glasses who dreamed that he pulled his face skin off!Just to sick fior me!  puke

Grade:A-
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« Reply #154 on: 06-04-2004 02:57 »
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Impressions of Harry POtter: PoA

  • I think the initial assumption they made while making this movie that everybody going to see it either read the book(s), or is seeing it with someone who has.
  • Fred, George, and Percy who?  In fact, who's Percy?
  • Griffin > Hippogriff
  • Exposition?  We don't need no stinkin' exposition!
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Harry: ::Crying::
Hermione: You know Harry, that's got to be the worst acting I've seen in a while.
Harry: I know, but I'm still more believable than Hayden Christenson.
  • That's no werewolf!  That's a weregollum!
  • Dude, where's my quidditch?
  • I will never tire of seeing the happy little bluebird fly into the whomping willow and become a happy little blue explosion of feathers.
  • I really wish I could have gotten it into perfect focus.
  • That didn't seem like 2 and a half hours.
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« Reply #155 on: 06-04-2004 14:07 »

Nix, that has to be the most confusing review I've ever read...
Kudos.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #156 on: 06-04-2004 22:01 »

::Points at time posted::
EvilLunch

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« Reply #157 on: 06-04-2004 22:57 »

I'll agree with Nixorbo on practically all points. The bluebird gag was pretty great.
But yeah.. They don't explain why Harry has his own room[unless I missed something big in the last movie..].
For the first time in this series, a Quidditch game actually looked believable, and there's hardly any Quidditch! WTF?
The Dementors were pretty damn scary[especially the mouths], yet I was more wierded out by Peter Pettigrew.
Fangirls will be disappointed, I think, by Lupin and Sirius.. not exactly the bishies I would have envisioned, but still well cast and without enough screen time. The Hippogriff flight was pretty, though.
The Harry Potter theme is used sparingly ion this movie, which is a good change. The soundtrack is something I'd buy, as it isn't just a rehash of the same song 50 times. Though the choir bit was kid of odd and so was the Gap wardrobe. I'd think they'd have outfits with a bit more personality..
Anyway, still nice and dark and not as over-explanatory as the other films. My favorite so far.
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #158 on: 06-04-2004 23:53 »

Harry ... Azkaban

The movie itself was pretty entertaining, but I had several problems with it. It was a lot less true to the book than the other two movies. The pacing wasn't so great, either. There were many parts when I wished they would just move on because it was boring. But then something exciting would happen, then it would suddenly end. But it was still entertaining, and that's why I go to movies.

B
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #159 on: 06-05-2004 04:51 »

Super Size Me

Woo it was great. A must see. Now I feel sick.

Funny story - at the cinema candy bar I asked for two medium diet cokes and a medium popcorn (I went with my sister). But no, it was $4 (!) cheaper to get two large drinks and a large popcorn. So guess which one I got. Needless to say we only ate about half of the popcorn.

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