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evan

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« Reply #640 on: 09-25-2004 02:16 »

This is why I hate where I live.  The closest theater that will show "Shaun of the Dead" is fifty miles away.  Of course, we have plenty of theaters showing, I dunno, "Cellular."

Stupid Indiana.  Stupid theater monopolies.
catindisguise

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« Reply #641 on: 09-25-2004 14:11 »
« Last Edit on: 09-25-2004 14:11 »

 
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Originally posted by Slacky Here
I get the feeling that this has been hyped up so much that I'm inevitably going to be disapointed. Damn hype.

 
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Originally posted by SlackJawedMoron:
Sean of the Dead
Bloody fantastic....

Come on slacky, apologise to Melll.   tongue

Glad you like the movie guys.   big grin

EDIT: Whomps? What are you, seven?

Winners don't use Bratwurst.
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« Reply #642 on: 09-25-2004 14:52 »

Why? You didn't make it!!

Stealing credit from Simon Pegg again, are ya?!
*whomps cat*
EvilLunch

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« Reply #643 on: 09-26-2004 04:16 »

Hahaha...
[Oh, and Sky Captain isn't 'blurry', I wouldn't say. It's shiny.. soft focus. Like the old flicks. Effective, in my opinion.]
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #644 on: 09-26-2004 04:30 »

Damn your eyes! And curse my trenchant mouth! How dare you people use my own words against me!

Ah well, I guess it's back on the knees for me...

O great folk who hast sean Sean of the Dead before I! I implore thee, forgive this one who had doubted it's greatness! I spoke from a place of ignorance and evil, and I knew not of my words full import! Cast me not from your sight and consideration, and show mercy to this most unworthy one!

And incidnetly, if it hasn't been said enough, ya'll go watch Sean of the Dead, now, y'hear?
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« Reply #645 on: 09-26-2004 08:54 »
« Last Edit on: 10-03-2004 00:00 »

   
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Originally posted by catindisguise:
EDIT: Whomps? What are you, seven?
Whenever I don't know something, I just check my underpants!

Although I can't rule out the possibility that I've been wearing this same pair for 14 years straight...
VelourFog

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« Reply #646 on: 10-01-2004 07:46 »

Sky Captain, etc.

B-
This movie failed to entertain me fully. I checked my watch every 15 minutes. Gweneth couldn't seem to act and her blue screen work (ie: rolling around with robots) was particularly bad. Jude Law is sexy and I love him. Not enough Jolie. The robots were awesome, the CGI was good unless there were also live actors in the shot and especially bad if they had to interact with the CGI (ie: knocking on the door of the lab). Underwhelming and a let down.
Gleno

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« Reply #647 on: 10-01-2004 12:04 »

AvP was released here yesterday and I saw it....first time I've ever seen a movie on it's release day....no wait I saw ROTK last year....meh

I'm not reviewing this movie but I'm gonna pick out the bits I didn't get or whatever and put them all in spoilers....(it is a good movie for those people who don't want it spoiled....)





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Let me break....let me break you down....for your sake....I will break you down...."[/small]
termos

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« Reply #648 on: 10-01-2004 17:13 »

Just saw Dodge Ball.
"A true underdog story"

It was funny on more than one occasion, but how is this a true underdog story? Yet another movie that shows us that it's okay to suck, but only if you win some stupid competition. A true underdog story that shows us the importance of success. It shows us fat, ugly people and tells us that they are people too, and yet the movie never treats fat and/or ugly people like real people, but merely as comic relief for real people to enjoy.

If you aren't an underdog yourself, it can probably be quite enjoyable.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #649 on: 10-03-2004 18:00 »
« Last Edit on: 10-03-2004 18:00 »

Shark Tale

Ugh, took my sister to go see it. It was just Finding Nemo sprinked with the ghetto flavoring you know I just love. The Shark Mafia was really the only thing I found mildly amusing.

C-

EDIT: First time in a long time I've seen two movies in one day. Just got back from seeing....

The Motorcycle Diaries

Ah, finally a movie about my favorite revolutionary. This follows the story of a young Ernesto "Che" Guevara and a friend on a motorcycle trip around South America. The plot is taken directly from Che's own diary (which I've read) and it's very accurate to Guevara's own accounts.

Now normally I dont really like subtitle movies, but this one really captures the sense with Spanish being spoken.

Highly recommended.

A+
M0le

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« Reply #650 on: 10-04-2004 02:43 »

Che gives it an A+? It must be good!  tongue
Kill Bill: Volume 2
I really enjoyed the original, with ninjas getting their arms chopped off and flying through the air, so I expected this to be quite good. Previous to watching it I had heard that it featured less action, and while this is true, it definately isn't boring. Answers are finally given here, and it doesn't disappoint. The fights are once again, well choreographed, and Pai Mei was the coolest martial arts guy since Che Guevara himself. The last half hour slowed down a bit, and was slightly boring, but the overscore at the end where it shows every character from both Volume's to some Japanese rock music was a great touch.
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Tongue Luck

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« Reply #651 on: 10-04-2004 04:05 »

Shaun of the Dead
My ribs hurt from laughing so hard. Sometimes I hate it when movies are chock full of running jokes (Pirates of the Caribbean... bite me), but I enjoyed all of Shaun's to the fullest. The stand alone jokes were great, too, of course. I have a soft spot for movies that take their time setting the scene before they get to the point, as long as the scene-setting is very entertaining, and this was one of those. You get a good sense of Shaun's life and the people who're a part of it before all the zombie fun begins (though, again, it's hilarious from the start), which I think is something that has been sorely missing from both horror and comedy lately. There were some neat camera shots and director tricks (some people might say overdirected. some people suck), though it seemed like they tapered off a little as the movie went on. Either that or I started enjoying it too much on a visceral level to pay attention to what the hell the camera was doing. There were too many excellent jokes to try to list the best ones, but I will say I left the theater chuckling over the 28 Days Later burn. Stupid monkeys.
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #652 on: 10-04-2004 07:36 »

Dodgeball
Had a lot of funny lines in it, but was damn short. And I wanted more dodgeball action. B+

"We're better than you, and we know it."
termos

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« Reply #653 on: 10-04-2004 16:32 »

I guess the dodge ball games were a bit short. Some of them were 10 seconds or something.

Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #654 on: 10-04-2004 19:28 »

Shark Tale
Not as good as the Shrek mvies, but I still like it. I liked the movie refernces and Lenny the shark. B+
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #655 on: 10-05-2004 07:36 »

 
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Originally posted by termos:
termos

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« Reply #656 on: 10-05-2004 11:42 »
« Last Edit on: 10-05-2004 11:42 »

 
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Originally posted by alexvilagosh:
Indeed. Not that I'm a big fan, though...

Ben Stiller was also quite amusing in my opinion, actually much like in Zoolander.
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #657 on: 10-05-2004 19:32 »

Shark Tale

The only relation this has to Finding Nemo is fish and CGI. Other than that, it's not worthy of that comparison. The movie was kind of entertaining, the jokes were hit and miss, and the fish puns pissed me off. When there were jokes, which it seems like there were very few, they weren't too funny. Some scenes where hilarious (dinner with Don Lino) but overall it was pretty predictable. It tried too hard to be more "adult" than Finding Nemo, but that just came off as trying too hard. Overall, it was okay. C
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« Reply #658 on: 10-05-2004 20:13 »

Layer Cake:
Pretty damn good I'd have to say... if you're looking for a Snatch or a Lock Stock, you may be dissapointed, because it's a lot more serious and complicated than them.
Daniel Craig is great as the "smooth runt", playing a mix between Micheal Caine from Get Carter and Steve McQueen from Thomas Crown affair (? maybe...)
All the bad guys are bad, and most of the few good guys are too, a bit...
Supporting cast are cool, especially Colm Meaney and the guy who plays Morty (couldn't find an imdb credit..)
It's visually slick like Micheal Vaughns other films, but it displays a more sophisticated crime world (if occasionally displaying the more gritty stuff).
The plot wasn't too hard to follow, it's not the type of film you'd want to go for a bathroom break during though, there are plenty of twists and turns.
There are some generally funny moments and some great dramatic ones too, making it a great slick crime flick!  tongue

A-
Grim

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« Reply #659 on: 10-09-2004 05:25 »

Saw Shaun of the dead last night! Any movie that has the Tag Line: A Romantic Comedy, With Zombies is a must see!

Funniest movie I have seen in a long time!

I saw AVP a while ago, I enjoyed that too, however I was dissappointed that it didnt further the Alien story line any further

 
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M0le

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« Reply #660 on: 10-09-2004 05:35 »

 
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« Reply #661 on: 10-09-2004 11:48 »
« Last Edit on: 10-09-2004 11:48 »

Finally convinced a friend to go see Shaun Of The Dead with me. Awesome stuff, I loved how some scenes in the bar were played straight up, and taken seriously (you know the ones I mean).
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aslate

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« Reply #662 on: 10-09-2004 18:05 »

I watched Donnie Darko recently, and it was amazing, truly mindblowing. The film was touching, has so many layers to it and is the only film that's left me feeling something afterwards like that. As recorded in some chatlogs:
[qupte]I feel like i should feel/know/think something, but don't know what it is... 
Well, the credits ended about 5 minutes ago, i'm still, erm, overwhelmed? Confused, something like that.[/quote]
The ending was well handled, and when "Mad World" kicks in, it just adds so much to it.
To it's testament i've seen the film 3 times since i first saw it two weeks ago.
A*

On Thursday i got the Director's Cut DVD, and today i managed to see it in the cinema. Seeing it in the cinema was great and i'm glad i managed to see it. Compared to the original there are quite a few things to say about it. The new scenes were a mix of good and bad to me. The ones with Donnie and his father, and some more scenes with Donnie's English teacher were well made and added a lot more to the two characters. The addition of the pages from "The Philosophy of Time Travel" were good, and helped explain parts, however i know some people prefered the film without them and prefered making their own minds up about those sections.
However i felt that the scenes of the eye, and computer screen overlay, sucked and made the film worse. And the fireworks near the end? What was with them, they ruined a perfectly touching ending. I think i prefered the original, mainly due to these sticking out like sore thumbs.
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alexvilagosh

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« Reply #663 on: 10-10-2004 00:54 »

Cinderella Story
Yeah, Hilary Duff, awsome! A great chick flic. Nothing beats a good one. It was actually pretty decent.B+
Jicannon

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« Reply #664 on: 10-10-2004 01:31 »

Friday Night Lights
Was OK, not as good as I had expected. Still, it was better than all the other football movies I've seen.
The only thing I noticed that was wrong was that the teams were going for 2 point conversions and the movie was set in 1988  hmpf

B+
Mr. Potter

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« Reply #665 on: 10-10-2004 02:05 »

The first time I saw Donnie Darko I said "Wow! This is really good. Masterpiece!". Same reaction I had with Memento. Since then I have watched Memento four times. That was the only time I saw Donnie Darko.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #666 on: 10-10-2004 09:49 »
« Last Edit on: 10-10-2004 09:49 »

 
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Originally posted by Jicannon:
Friday Night Lights
Was OK, not as good as I had expected. Still, it was better than all the other football movies I've seen.


 
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The only thing I noticed that was wrong was that the teams were going for 2 point conversions and the movie was set in 1988    hmpf

Isn't the movie about a college team, or high school or something? They've been doing two-point conversions since forever. The NFL were just late adopters.
Gleno

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« Reply #667 on: 10-10-2004 12:50 »

 
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Originally posted by Mr. Potter:
The first time I saw Donnie Darko I said "Wow! This is really good. Masterpiece!". Same reaction I had with Memento. Since then I have watched Memento four times. That was the only time I saw Donnie Darko.

I didn't get DD at all....therefore I only saw it once....

I just hired out Memento for the second time and it's brilliant....! A little confusing near the end but still worth it....


Let me break....let me break you down....for your sake....I will break you down...."[/small]
Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #668 on: 10-10-2004 20:35 »

Taxi
Kind of okay, the only thing that sucked was the endig, the very end. B
canned eggs

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« Reply #669 on: 10-10-2004 23:46 »

I caught the sneak preview of Team America last night.  It was funny as shit, but they did naturally carry the gross-out jokes over the top.  I thought the
was funny, but it put a lot of people off.  However, the
made me very uncomfortable, while other people seemed to like it for some odd reason.

The point everyone can rally around is that the "America!  Fuck Yeah!" song really kicks ass.
BumbleBeeTheta

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« Reply #670 on: 10-11-2004 02:22 »

I was hoping to see Team America on Saturday, but it was sold out.  So, instead, I saw I Heart Huckabees.  I saw it again today, so I think that tells you something about my reaction.

I adored it.  It's definitely not everyone's cup of tea, but it was the ideal movie for me.  The acting and script were top-notch, and I loved the philosophical- I mean, existential- ideas brought up in the film.  It's really a hard movie to describe or place in a category.  It reminds me of an interesting sentence in the book Stargirl: "In our minds we tried to pin her to corkboard like a butterfly, but the pin merely went through and away she flew."  I honestly don't know what other films to compare it to.  It's just so unique and different, and if you've got an open mind and can appreciate dialogue- and character-driven movies, I highly recommend it.
A+

Who is Agent Codename: Dragonfly?
M0le

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« Reply #671 on: 10-11-2004 05:33 »
« Last Edit on: 10-11-2004 05:33 »

Shaun of the Dead
I had a day off today, so I figured I'd go see it and see if the great reviews were deserved. They definately were. Everyone else has already summed up most of the best points of it, so I'm  going to say I loved the ending. Poor Ed.   big grin
EDIT: This is one of the few zombie movies I've ever seen, so I probably missed all the "homages".
A+
Lurrr

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« Reply #672 on: 10-11-2004 06:06 »

 
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Originally posted by Gleno:
 I didn't get DD at all....therefore I only saw it once....

I just hired out Memento for the second time and it's brilliant....! A little confusing near the end but still worth it....

I though Donnie Darko was overrated. If it focused more on the character's stories rather than the incomprehensible time travel plot it would have been much better IMO.

Memento is superb though!
VelourFog

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« Reply #673 on: 10-11-2004 08:14 »

Does the special edition on Donnie Darko clear up the old lady storyline? Cause the first movie totally didn't. (or I'm stupid)*

*but I understood Memento!
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #674 on: 10-11-2004 08:16 »

Seconds Lurrr's opinion... with gusto.
Mr. Potter

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« Reply #675 on: 10-11-2004 13:09 »
« Last Edit on: 10-11-2004 13:09 »

The great thing about Memento is that the end just hits you in the face without any warning (at least that was my reaction), that to this day I'm still not 100% sure on who was really the "bad guy" in the movie, and that Nolan always seemed in control of everything. In Donnie Darko you can sense that the story was getting away from the director sometimes.

And everybody loves Shaun of the Dead. I think I'm going to watch it and come here to say that it was piece of crap just to be a cool rebel and stuff.  tongue
Melllvar

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« Reply #676 on: 10-11-2004 15:44 »

I didn't get the Directors Cut of DD, I got the original release (with all of the extras).  I read a review which said that the new scenes took away from  original story.

My DVD has the "Philosophy Of Time Travel", which did explain a lot.
evan

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« Reply #677 on: 10-11-2004 21:56 »

Well, from what I hear, the extra scenes in the DD director's cut are already available on the original dvd.  They're just grainy and you can't access them when watching the movie.  Personally, I think most of them are interesting, but not worth it.  Only the conversations between Donnie and Frank add anything.
Gleno

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« Reply #678 on: 10-11-2004 23:44 »

I bought 12 Monkeys the other day, god I love that movie....It's still a little confusing though near the end....


Let me break....let me break you down....for your sake....I will break you down...."[/small]
FishyJoe

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« Reply #679 on: 10-16-2004 10:45 »

Shaun Of The Dead

I liked it. It was funny. But I have two complaints. One, is that I'm a lame american, and it took me like a third of the movie to really get into it, and understand the crazy fast-talking british accents. The second is that the plot(even though I respected it for being a real story, and not just a zombie "spoof" ) took itself a little too seriously towards the end, resulting in a lack of laughs.

But there was a solid portion in the middle that was good. With a lot of good/gross zombie violence. Good job, british people. You get a thumbs up from me once again.
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