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Title: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on June 01, 2009, 12:27:42 AM
I recently saw both Drag Me To Hell and Up (back to back) and they are both great.

Drag Me to Hell is exactly what you want from a horror movie: entertainment. There are some jumpy parts, but there is nothing in there that will haunt your dreams. I really have only one complaint with the movie, but otherwise it was overall funny, scary, and entertaining. A perfect date movie.

8/10

Up is fantastic. Everything about it; from the art direction, scripting, and animation is well done and sophisticated. I found myself laughing out loud more than a couple times. And likewise, I found myself moved more than a couple times. It's a great story.

10/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on June 01, 2009, 02:35:41 AM
12 Rounds. I knew when i saw that when it was produced by WWE Studios i knew this was going to be a train wreck. Massive plot holes, highly episodic (meaning the events that happen right before mean almost nothing), and there was almost no humour at all.

EDIT: And the director seemed to have a fetish with car crashes. I counted at least a dozen!

3/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on June 01, 2009, 02:53:43 AM
star trek 8.75/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on June 01, 2009, 02:57:54 AM
You could do better than that.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BranDonk Kong on June 01, 2009, 06:47:53 AM
Terminator Salvation 8.5/10
I'm sure the extended, unrated Blu Ray version will get a 10/10.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on June 01, 2009, 07:29:31 AM
Terminator Salvation 8.5/10
I'm sure the extended, unrated Blu Ray version will get a 10/10.

I'd rate it about the same. Besides a few throwback one-liners from the previous films, there was nothing cheesey in this movie which made it a nice departure from the T3 trainwreck. Although you can see the story's "twist" a mile away I know some people who didn't realize Marcus was going to be a cyborg it was still an entertaining story and actually made me look forward to a new trilogy of Terminator films.

The Arnold CGI was pretty damn good too, my gf didn't realize he wasn't actually in the film until i told her. Wasn't there supposed to be a joke scene where they explain why all the T-8000's (or whatever their numbers were) look like Arnold? I stayed thru the credits to see it and NOTHING, that was my only dissapointment with the movie to be honest. Oh ooh, and it took me until the credits to realize that Kyle Reese was that dude in Star Trek. The whole movie, it was bugging me why this kid looked familiar.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: UncleBob on June 01, 2009, 07:53:09 AM
Deliverance: 10/10 for Hot Man Rape.

I made my wife watch this after finding it in the $5 bin at Walmart.  She was disturbed and now hates me.

By the way, EC... Kyle Reese was not played by Simon Pegg.  You have your Star Trek characters mixed up. ;)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: D_Average on June 01, 2009, 08:09:57 AM
Ghost Town 5/10 
Predictable, bland, unfunny.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on June 01, 2009, 08:15:31 AM
Deliverance: 10/10 for Hot Man Rape.

I made my wife watch this after finding it in the $5 bin at Walmart.  She was disturbed and now hates me.

By the way, EC... Kyle Reese was not played by Simon Pegg.  You have your Star Trek characters mixed up. ;)

Ok you got me there, who the hell was that other one with the accent thats NOT simon pegg! :p

You coulda at least given me the proper info so i could correct my post.

temp. fixed it!
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Dasmos on June 01, 2009, 08:18:05 AM
Ghost Town 5/5
Predictable, bland, unfunny.

So you have it full marks?

Last movie I saw was 17 Again, which I enjoyed way more than I should have. Damn that Zac Efron is a hawty.

6.5/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on June 01, 2009, 08:18:47 AM
Ghost Town 5/5
Predictable, bland, unfunny.

So you have it full marks?

Last movie I saw was 17 Again, which I enjoyed way more than I should have. Damn that Zac Efron is a hawty.

6.5/10

Get the Jam ready!
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Dasmos on June 01, 2009, 08:32:11 AM
i'd jam with him anytime

(http://weblogs.amny.com/entertainment/stage/blog/zac_efron.jpg)

c'mon you wouldn't say no.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: D_Average on June 01, 2009, 08:41:01 AM
Ghost Town 5/5
Predictable, bland, unfunny.

So you have it full marks?

Last movie I saw was 17 Again, which I enjoyed way more than I should have. Damn that Zac Efron is a hawty.

6.5/10
5/10   8)
fixed
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: KnowsNothing on June 01, 2009, 09:11:57 AM
Up.  9.5/10.

I had to take SOME points off for having a weak villain and god damn talking dogs.  Plus for me it started to drag the second they made it into the wilderness...but the portion from the opening credits until he took off in his house was so breathtaking it more than made up for the rest of the film (which was in no way bad, just a little more generic than I would have liked).  Seriously the first half hour is one of the most emotional and incredible pieces of animation I have ever seen.

A triumph!
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: vudu on June 01, 2009, 10:40:04 AM
Rope (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rope_(movie))

7 / 10

Enjoyable movie, but definitely a product of its time.  Not the most suspenseful Hitchcock movie.  Would have been better if they didn't show the actual murder in the first 10 seconds of the movie (to leave the audience guessing if the victim was in the box).
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on June 01, 2009, 12:18:38 PM
Up.  9.5/10.

I had to take SOME points off for having a weak villain and god damn talking dogs.  Plus for me it started to drag the second they made it into the wilderness...but the portion from the opening credits until he took off in his house was so breathtaking it more than made up for the rest of the film (which was in no way bad, just a little more generic than I would have liked).  Seriously the first half hour is one of the most emotional and incredible pieces of animation I have ever seen.

A triumph!

Glad to hear its really good. It looks like a cute/funny film and i might have to see this twice with two different dates
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BranDonk Kong on June 01, 2009, 01:22:27 PM
I forgot I just saw Up 2 days ago. Lemme change mine...
Up 5/10
My 3 year old daughter hated it. It's a kid's movie made for old people. I know, it's a cartoon, but the explorer guy should have been dead for many years before they ever got to Paradise Falls.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: DAaaMan64 on June 01, 2009, 03:39:24 PM


Wrist Cutters: A Love Story
8/10

Not to bad of a movie really.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on June 01, 2009, 04:38:00 PM
The last movie I saw was "Anastasia" on Hulu, I forgot how much I loved this as a kid. I won't even say it's good for a family movie, it's good for any movie. The last movie I saw in theatres was "The Simpsons Movie" (I rarely ever go to a movie theatre).
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on June 01, 2009, 04:40:20 PM
the joke scene was in the special features of T3, they should not have cut it out of the movie(t3) since its hilarious.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on June 01, 2009, 04:40:43 PM
wall street 9/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Dasmos on June 01, 2009, 11:55:57 PM
Just saw The Boy With The Striped Pyjamas.

This is one of the more heart-wrenching movies I've seen in a while and defintely one of the most powerful. Showing the Holocaust from the perspective of a wide-eyed young German boy, who is as naive as can be about the situation he's thrust into. It gives the audience a very unique perspective that makes the ending all the more impossible to watch.

9/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on June 02, 2009, 12:13:38 AM
Up 8/10. A truly beautiful movie both visually and emotionally. It also had some great humor (I loved the talking dogs, the parody was great). Not as great as Wall-E but few movies, IMO, can even close to matching Wall-E.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on June 02, 2009, 12:42:40 AM
Agreed. Wall-E was better than Up; but that's more of a testament to Wall-E.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on June 02, 2009, 12:52:15 AM
Agreed. Wall-E was better than Up; but that's more of a testament to Wall-E.

It still amazes me how Pixar keeps their magic. Even their worse movies are quite good IMO, and have a HEART especially compared to about any other CGI animation. In many ways I feel really blessed to be living in a time where Pixar is still on top with classic after classic.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on June 02, 2009, 01:23:26 PM
the joke scene was in the special features of T3, they should not have cut it out of the movie(t3) since its hilarious.

Ah so thats where i heard it from, i was just confused about it. Thanks for clearing that up.


Up 8/10. A truly beautiful movie both visually and emotionally. It also had some great humor (I loved the talking dogs, the parody was great). Not as great as Wall-E but few movies, IMO, can even close to matching Wall-E.

I'd rate it the same. I just saw it a few hours ago and i loved it. Never did see Wall-E though... so i cant compare the two.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on June 30, 2009, 01:33:02 PM
Transformers 2 - 6.5

If you want to see big fucking robots break each other's neck, then this is the movie to watch. However, if you like stories with your movies, this movie isn't for you.

P.S. Megan Fox is hot. That is all.

Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on June 30, 2009, 02:55:35 PM
Transformers 2: 7.

A film by Michael Bay. Lots of big boom. End.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: D_Average on June 30, 2009, 04:10:49 PM
Going The Distance
3/5
Caught it on Comedy Central the other day.  I usually hate these teen movies, but there was something oddly compelling about watching a group of idiots with Finish chicks in an RV traveling to Canada while being stalked by a stereotypical Indian man.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on July 03, 2009, 08:45:35 PM
Here is a site that might interest you guys
http://www.flickchart.com/

It pits movies up against each other 1  vs 1 and you choose which one you like better. Then you can create you favorites/all -time best/movie of the forever list and compare it with others. They are even hoping to integrate Netflix into it so you can add movies you haven't seen directly into your queue.

If you want more info you can look here (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=366745).

I haven't signed up yet, but if they get the Netflix part working, then I will probably get on it right away.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: grantimus on July 05, 2009, 06:04:44 PM
I watched a couple of movies today.

Gran Torino: 9/10 Great story, lovable racist old prick main character, a great ending.  Not "Dirty Harry in retirement" like so many people said, and that's a good thing.

The Usual Suspects: 7.5/10  Never really drew me in, and I could guess the end halfway through, but still a decent movie.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: kraken613 on July 05, 2009, 06:29:28 PM
Transformers 2- 6

Good for what it was, explosions.... Then some parts with Megan Fox bumped it up a few points too.... You get to see her change in one part for no reason. But I didn't complain about that.....

But what the hell, they walked into the Air and Space museum in Washington DC and they walk out the back door into an air field surrounded by mountains??!!?!?!?! Seriously....
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: D_Average on July 05, 2009, 11:52:08 PM
I watched a couple of movies today.

Gran Torino: 9/10 Great story, lovable racist old prick main character, a great ending.  Not "Dirty Harry in retirement" like so many people said, and that's a good thing.

The Usual Suspects: 7.5/10  Never really drew me in, and I could guess the end halfway through, but still a decent movie.

LOVED Gran Torino
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on July 06, 2009, 12:27:38 AM
Transformers 2: 8.5

As a fan of the first I loved the second as well because you had much more bantor amongst the Transformers, not to mention Megatron and Starscream at each other's necks was classic stuff (especially the last dialogue from the two was classic G1 stuff). Very enjoyable movie all around, it is what I expected from the sequel. While I loved the first I felt there was too much humans and not enough transformer dialogue or interaction, this made up for that. IMO, you don't get much better when it comes to a flat out action movie.

Grand Torino: 9

Even though I don't like Clint Eastwood much this was a pretty powerful movie all around.

Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Caliban on July 06, 2009, 07:55:25 AM
Gran Torino: 10

Dirty Harry: 8

Magnum Force: 8

The Enforcer: 7

Sudden Impact: 6

The Dead Pool: 8
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Patchkid15 on July 06, 2009, 08:00:45 AM
Night at The Museum 2:  6
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on July 06, 2009, 09:02:22 AM
Dante 01: three and half stars

French "Sci-Fi" film, more of a Christian Allegory than Sci-Fi though. Ends abruptly.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: UncleBob on July 08, 2009, 08:46:35 AM
Batman & Robin en español. 9/10.  Way better than watching it in English.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on July 08, 2009, 08:56:30 AM
Look: 7/10

This movie actually surprised me and turned out to be alot more interesting than I thought it would be, considering that it is shot entirely from cameras that would capture you on a daily basis. ie Security camera, ATM camera, someone elses cellphone, etc. etc..
At first it seemingly had no real plot, as it just seem to make you aware of how many times a you are actually caught on camera everyday, but in the end it tied it all together nicely.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on July 08, 2009, 10:31:15 AM
Batman & Robin en español. 9/10.  Way better than watching it in English.

haha i saw that too! I watched the whole poison ivy scene (her entrance at that ball) and couldn't stop laughing.. its one long scene where she's coming outta that stupid looking gorilla suit and strips down, falls of stage to get caught by her man-slaves and walks aaaalll the way to batman & robin, then introduces herself and then... LAFFO
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on July 08, 2009, 11:48:05 AM
Knowing: 8.9999999999

The plot of knowing is contrived, but the way the movie goes about it is excellent. It isn't the smartest movie, but it is enjoyable to watch.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: UncleBob on July 08, 2009, 11:57:36 AM
Batman & Robin en español. 9/10.  Way better than watching it in English.

haha i saw that too! I watched the whole poison ivy scene (her entrance at that ball) and couldn't stop laughing.. its one long scene where she's coming outta that stupid looking gorilla suit and strips down, falls of stage to get caught by her man-slaves and walks aaaalll the way to batman & robin, then introduces herself and then... LAFFO

It's such a horrible movie.  At least it's amusing in Spanish.  I wonder if Mexicans watch it in English to be amused...
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on July 08, 2009, 12:10:47 PM
Look: 7/10

This movie actually surprised me and turned out to be alot more interesting than I thought it would be, considering that it is shot entirely from cameras that would capture you on a daily basis. ie Security camera, ATM camera, someone elses cellphone, etc. etc..
At first it seemingly had no real plot, as it just seem to make you aware of how many times a you are actually caught on camera everyday, but in the end it tied it all together nicely.

Just wanted to add that I 1st heard about this movie when someone was interviewing the director. There is a cop scene in the movie that almost got everyone arrested.

There is a scene where a CHP (California Highway Patrol) pulls over this car on the freeway, the cop ask for license and registration and the guy insist that it is in his trunk. A fight breaks out between the cop and the guy on the side of the freeway, and ultimately ends with the cop being shot.

During the filming, a passerbyer saw the cop getting beat up (remember that this is filmed only using existing cameras<no film crew>, so this scene is done through the dash cam on the cop car) and called 911 so that the cop could get some assistance. The police helicopter was on the scene within minutes, shining its spot light on the scene. They tried to edit out the spot light, but you can still see it in some of the quick cuts of the scene.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on July 08, 2009, 12:25:17 PM
Look: 7/10

This movie actually surprised me and turned out to be alot more interesting than I thought it would be, considering that it is shot entirely from cameras that would capture you on a daily basis. ie Security camera, ATM camera, someone elses cellphone, etc. etc..
At first it seemingly had no real plot, as it just seem to make you aware of how many times a you are actually caught on camera everyday, but in the end it tied it all together nicely.

Just wanted to add that I 1st heard about this movie when someone was interviewing the director. There is a cop scene in the movie that almost got everyone arrested.

There is a scene where a CHP (California Highway Patrol) pulls over this car on the freeway, the cop ask for license and registration and the guy insist that it is in his trunk. A fight breaks out between the cop and the guy on the side of the freeway, and ultimately ends with the cop being shot.

During the filming, a passerbyer saw the cop getting beat up (remember that this is filmed only using existing cameras<no film crew>, so this scene is done through the dash cam on the cop car) and called 911 so that the cop could get some assistance. The police helicopter was on the scene within minutes, shining its spot light on the scene. They tried to edit out the spot light, but you can still see it in some of the quick cuts of the scene.


Sounds really interesting, i'll have to check it out.

Batman & Robin en español. 9/10.  Way better than watching it in English.

haha i saw that too! I watched the whole poison ivy scene (her entrance at that ball) and couldn't stop laughing.. its one long scene where she's coming outta that stupid looking gorilla suit and strips down, falls of stage to get caught by her man-slaves and walks aaaalll the way to batman & robin, then introduces herself and then... LAFFO

It's such a horrible movie.  At least it's amusing in Spanish.  I wonder if Mexicans watch it in English to be amused...

just mexicans?

Last movie i saw was:

The Heartbreak Kid (which is appearantly a remake)
i'd say 7/10

I found it pretty cheap at a best buy, its something i've been looking for for some time now.. i remembered it being funny when i saw it in theatres and felt like i had to watch it again.

It wasn't as hysterical as i remembered it being, but i think i'm just used to a different style comedy now (I recently purchased a sweet Judd Apatow boxset for $20 containing 40yo Virgin, Knocked up, Forgetting Sarah Marshall), and the movie felt really slow paced compared to the other comedies i've been watching. Still though, its not the kind of movie i see myself rewatching very often.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Peachylala on July 09, 2009, 09:28:53 PM
Last movie I saw was...

Up: 9.5

UP.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on July 09, 2009, 09:41:32 PM
S. Darko...... 3.5/10

Just as bad as the first, only predictable since the same thing happened the 1st time.
Just like the 1st movie 70% of this movie never happened.
If it wasn't for netflix, I would be demanding some sort of money back, but now I just tell all the rest of you, don't bother.
Even if you like the first one.... don't bother.

p.s. Elizabeth Berkeley is in it, Jessie from Saved by the Bell. 3 scenes 2 lines... how her career has fallen.... showgirls ::smh::
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on July 10, 2009, 06:05:00 AM
This is completely unrelated, and excuse me for possibly derailing the thread but while we're on the subject of Saved By The Bell cast members and their lackluster career's...

Did anyone see the clip of Mark Paul Gossler (sp?) aka Zack Morris on, i believe it was the letterman show? I didn't get to see it myself because video wasn't working at the time and it was one of those yahoo links that dissappears after a day.. but appearantly he was on Dave's show and did the whole interview AS Zach Morris.. He cut his hair (maybe it was a wig?) to his bleach blonde Zach atyle, wore the classic blue jeans and brightly colored tee. I wish i saw it cuz that woulda been awesome/weird to see. Anyone else catch it?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on July 10, 2009, 07:56:42 AM
I found this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awxXPSQ5E0k

Zack Morris on Jimmy Fallon. & Jimmy is trying to put together a Saved by the Bell Class reunion (just missing Lisa Turtle & Screech).
The sketch had potential, but unfortunately Jimmy isn't funny. He just seems so awkward & uncomfortable as a host.
His comedic timing & delivery isn't really there. This clip might have been much funnier on Conan though.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Dasmos on July 10, 2009, 08:13:01 AM
Anyone giving Transfromers over a 2 obviously wasn't watching the same movie as I was.

Anyway I saw The Hangover recently, and I was completely surprised by how much I enjoyed it. From the commercials showing I was expecting the worst and I only saw it because someone else was paying. Luckily in a situation that is almost the complete reverse of any other film, the showed all the worst bits in the commercials. It's like they were trying to lure all the retards in with the horribly broad jokes on the odds then educate them with good comedy in the film.

It's the same thing that happened with Knocked Up and The 40 Year Old Virgin. While The Hangover is no where near as good as either of these movies, it is a good laugh. 7/10.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on July 10, 2009, 08:16:18 AM
I found this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awxXPSQ5E0k

Zack Morris on Jimmy Fallon. & Jimmy is trying to put together a Saved by the Bell Class reunion (just missing Lisa Turtle & Screech).
The sketch had potential, but unfortunately Jimmy isn't funny. He just seems so awkward & uncomfortable as a host.
His comedic timing & delivery isn't really there. This clip might have been much funnier on Conan though.

Yeah that was it, not sure why i thought Letterman.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on July 14, 2009, 01:11:21 AM
Quantum of Solace 4.5/10

Rubbish. Boring, confusing action scenes. Most insulting was final sequence and coming in at second was the retarded aircraft fight. Good thing I didn't pay money to see this.

Taken 8.5/10

Everything QoS isn't. Straight forward, well cut and choreographed fight scenes. Interrogation scenes which make Jack Bauer as effective as the idiots from Harry and Kumar go to Gitmo. I wished I paid money to go to the movies to watch this.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on July 14, 2009, 01:17:37 AM
Quantum of Solace 4.5/10

Rubbish. Boring, confusing action scenes. Most insulting was final sequence and coming in at second was the retarded aircraft fight. Good thing I didn't pay money to see this.

Taken 8.5/10

Everything QoS isn't. Straight forward, well cut and choreographed fight scenes. Interrogation scenes which make Jack Bauer as effective as the idiots from Harry and Kumar go to Gitmo. I wished I paid money to go to the movies to watch this.

What I loved about Taken is that it avoided many cliches, when in most movies he would let them live this one he would just kill them.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on July 14, 2009, 07:47:14 AM
The icing on the cake is that the bad guys always try to negotiate.

A good thriller/action movie are hard to come by these days. Everybody's trying so hard to out Bay, Micheal Bay without realizing Bay doesn't know WTF he's doing. If all I wanted to see was some big explosions, I would go and watch Mythbusters which has bonus science content.

This Bond "trilogy" is starting following the same damn pattern as the Brosnan era. Starts off amazing, then goes into lamesville, improves slightly before entering WTH zone of Star Trek.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on July 14, 2009, 07:53:54 AM
Quantum of Solace 4.5/10

Rubbish. Boring, confusing action scenes. Most insulting was final sequence and coming in at second was the retarded aircraft fight. Good thing I didn't pay money to see this.

Taken 8.5/10

Everything QoS isn't. Straight forward, well cut and choreographed fight scenes. Interrogation scenes which make Jack Bauer as effective as the idiots from Harry and Kumar go to Gitmo. I wished I paid money to go to the movies to watch this.

I agree with these reviews. But I like the Bond character, but the script and directing for QoS was just horrible. I think I wrote my opinion in the thread on that movie. It wasn't even really a bond movie which was really disappointing and to compare it to the Dalton Era is making me lose more hope for it recovering in the future.

Taken on the other hand was great. It was good from beginning to end with striaght forward action and badassery all around. The man was ready to die if it meant getting his daughter back & no friend or foe shall stand in his way. As much as I'd want to see a "sequel" I really hope thay they don't do it even though the movie was decently successful at the box office.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on July 14, 2009, 07:54:25 AM
Quantum of Solace 4.5/10

Rubbish. Boring, confusing action scenes. Most insulting was final sequence and coming in at second was the retarded aircraft fight. Good thing I didn't pay money to see this.

Taken 8.5/10

Everything QoS isn't. Straight forward, well cut and choreographed fight scenes. Interrogation scenes which make Jack Bauer as effective as the idiots from Harry and Kumar go to Gitmo. I wished I paid money to go to the movies to watch this.

What I loved about Taken is that it avoided many cliches, when in most movies he would let them live this one he would just kill them.

Exactly, and other unexpected things like when he shot his friends wife!! I didn't see that coming at all, cuz you never see that sorta thing in these movies.


Last movie i saw, well rewatched:

Knocked Up: 7/10

It's one of those movies i can watch from time to time and not really get too sick of it, but its not ROFPYPLMAO* funny. The thing is, i was bored and watched the bonus disc features over the weekend and i gotta give the second disc a 10/10 lol...

There was a mini documentary showing the different actors they went through for the lead role before they got Seth Rogen and my god.. it was the funniest/most intense dvd extra i've ever seen! First they had Michael Serra doing his usual stuff, you know that weird delivery he gives. He couldn't take directions for **** though and showed one of the worst performances i've ever seen, then got into a huge fight with the director, Judd Apatow, and threw the biggest hissy fit i've ever seen..  yet Judd was the one who walked off set cursing up a storm and even breaking a wine glass lol I thought to myself "man, now i know why all [you guys] call him a lil bitch"

It gets better though, they then showed Orlando Bloom and his massive ego! They show him doing a scene and the director is upset because he's not doing an American accent like they had appearantly discussed. The directer wanted the American accent and felt Bloom probably just couldn't do one but lied about it to get the role. He tries using his "star power" on the guy too, saying **** like "Listen, Judd, people love the accent. Pirates of the Carribean, Lord of the Rings.. do you even know how big my demographic is? You're the one losing out if you don't let me do my thing here" lmao.. wow, just wow

There's even more still! James Franco (spiderman 1-3) tries stealing a scene away from some new actor and her first role in a feature film, with an improv that Apatow wasn't feeling and felt was distracting from the story. They get into this huge fight, but it was more personal than just ego's clashing. Franco basically came out and admited he was bitter at Apatow for not letting him "shine" or whatever back when they worked on "Freaks & Geeks" together. It was a very WTF? moment for me cuz i've never even heard of "Freaks & Geeks". I found it strange though that even though they had this huge fight with Franco as the lead role, he still made a cameo in the movie, being interviewed as himself.. guess they patched things up? Figured they wouldn't after Judd walks away from him saying "Sam Raimi told me not to hire you" lol..

There were a few other people who had the role, but none of them were as explosive as those 3.. geez. The other guys that had the part are all people i've seen in film before, but they're always small roles. One guy i've seen in 10 things i hate about you (i think that was him) and Harold & Kumar 1. Another is some guy i've seen in a lot of Adam Sandler movies, and he got pissy when everyone could improvise but him lol that was pretty funny. Who else.. eh doesnt matter, this post is long enough.
The extras were VERY entertaining and i just had to score it higher than the film lol
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on July 14, 2009, 08:10:03 AM
Quantum of Solace 4.5/10

Rubbish. Boring, confusing action scenes. Most insulting was final sequence and coming in at second was the retarded aircraft fight. Good thing I didn't pay money to see this.

Taken 8.5/10

Everything QoS isn't. Straight forward, well cut and choreographed fight scenes. Interrogation scenes which make Jack Bauer as effective as the idiots from Harry and Kumar go to Gitmo. I wished I paid money to go to the movies to watch this.

I agree with these reviews. But I like the Bond character, but the script and directing for QoS was just horrible. I think I wrote my opinion in the thread on that movie. It wasn't even really a bond movie which was really disappointing and to compare it to the Dalton Era is making me lose more hope for it recovering in the future.

Taken on the other hand was great. It was good from beginning to end with striaght forward action and badassery all around. The man was ready to die if it meant getting his daughter back & no friend or foe shall stand in his way. As much as I'd want to see a "sequel" I really hope thay they don't do it even though the movie was decently successful at the box office.

If you say his name, he will come..
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Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Patchkid15 on July 14, 2009, 08:11:41 AM
Whos going to Harry Potter tonight at Midnight... I am looking forward to all opinions of those who are :)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on July 14, 2009, 09:46:16 AM
Don't wail on the Dalton. At least they had the decency back then to hang actual people out of real flying planes. Hell Moore threw real people out of real planes and that was just the opening sequence.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on July 14, 2009, 09:51:07 AM
Whos going to Harry Potter tonight at Midnight... I am looking forward to all opinions of those who are :)

Hmmm it is tempting!
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on July 14, 2009, 10:39:41 AM
Don't wail on the Dalton. At least they had the decency back then to hang actual people out of real flying planes. Hell Moore threw real people out of real planes and that was just the opening sequence.

THIS! most MOIST statement i've read all day.

Just look at his eyes in the picture i posted.. those are the eyes of a man who throws actual people out of actual airplains FOR FUNSIES. Hell, he's so secure in his manliness he even says the word "funsies"!
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: jay-z on July 14, 2009, 10:17:04 PM
i just watched "i still know what you did last summer" lolol

i give it a 0.0 overall but a 10.0 in lulz
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: UncleBob on July 14, 2009, 10:28:20 PM
Doubt
Sucked Ass/10

My wife is no longer allowed to pick movies.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: KnowsNothing on July 14, 2009, 10:29:58 PM
I <3 Knocked Up so very much, I must watch those extras.

I'm not seeing Harry Potter at midnight but I am seeing it at some point tomorrow.  I'm not the biggest Potter fan you'll ever meet, but strangely I've been hyped for this movie for a very long time...which is made even more strange by the fact that none of the movies so far have been spectacular...but THIS ONE WILL BE GREAT I CAN FEEL IT.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Patchkid15 on July 15, 2009, 06:25:12 AM
Harry Potter 6 : 8.5/10

A Short Review:

The movie felt choppy at times, the scenes were short and jumped between characters quickly. On the bright side, all of the important moments were spot on. David Yates, the director, invited comedy back into the series whether it be in the form of Dumbledore asking Harry about his personal life, or a love-sick Ron after being poisoned by a love potion. Jim Broadbent put on a spectacular role as Professor Slughorn. If you have ever read the books you know that Slughorn is a very important character in the story, and you will not forget it, his face gets lots of screen time during the 150 min. movie. The movie in general wasn't bad, it just could have been better. The acting was spot on but it lacked the epic feel which gave all of the movies a personality.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on July 15, 2009, 07:34:40 AM
I <3 Knocked Up so very much, I must watch those extras.

Just to clarify, so you're not dissapointed, the version i have was a two disc and the bonus features i described are on the second, bonus, disc (ie seperate from the dvd the movie is on. Most of the extras were good, on both discs actually. Hell i even recommend watching the movie with commentary.

One of the funnest commentary tracks i've ever heard was on another Judd Apatow movie, Forgetting Sarah Marshall. The majority of the cast was there just joking around, having a good time.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: vudu on July 15, 2009, 10:37:28 AM
Doubt
Sucked Ass/10

My wife is no longer allowed to pick movies.

I liked doubt.  :(
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on July 15, 2009, 04:59:22 PM
Bruno is on the list next. However i'm expecting an assault of weewee and tatty bo jangles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnJW-dx56oA) with this film..

Don't wail on the Dalton. At least they had the decency back then to hang actual people out of real flying planes. Hell Moore threw real people out of real planes and that was just the opening sequence.

THIS! most MOIST statement i've read all day.


Someone called for me?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: nickmitch on July 15, 2009, 05:35:37 PM
Public Enemies: 5/10

I'm being very generous here.  Too long, too much camera movement, too many more things to complain about.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on July 15, 2009, 10:02:32 PM
Public Enemies: 8.5/10

Good story, even better acting, but overall it is too slow and drawn out.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on July 16, 2009, 07:03:40 AM
Public Enemies: 5/10

Public Enemies: 8.5/10

This is why scores are meaningless :)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on July 16, 2009, 09:44:18 AM
Public Enemies: 5/10

Public Enemies: 8.5/10

This is why scores are meaningless :)

No. This is a call to take sides. Now everyone must go see this movie and see who we agree with most.
the loser shall be shamed for making such an off base review and none of his future reviews(or opinions) will ever matter again.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on July 16, 2009, 11:26:55 AM
Public Enemies: 5/10

Public Enemies: 8.5/10

This is why scores are meaningless :)

No. This is a call to take sides. Now everyone must go see this movie and see who we agree with most.
the loser shall be shamed for making such an off base review and none of his future reviews(or opinions) will ever matter again.

Nope, i'm one of these hardcore elitist gamer movie goers that would rather spend time bashing a movie for a bad score (bad = <8.0) than ever trying to play see it myself and form my own opinions. I am sheep, and the first review won me over. Doubt is a POS in my mind now.

;)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on July 16, 2009, 11:38:19 AM
Public Enemies: 5/10

I won't watch this movie till it hits Netflix
Public Enemies: 8.5/10

This is why scores are meaningless :)

No. This is a call to take sides. Now everyone must go see this movie and see who we agree with most.
the loser shall be shamed for making such an off base review and none of his future reviews(or opinions) will ever matter again.

Nope, i'm one of these hardcore elitist gamer movie goers that would rather spend time bashing a movie for a bad score (bad = <8.0) than ever trying to play see it myself and form my own opinions. I am sheep, and the first review won me over. Doubt is a POS in my mind now.

;)

So you're siding with Nickmitch?
The line in the sand has been drawn... which side does everyone else choose?

Nickmitch - 2

Stogi - 1
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on July 16, 2009, 11:58:27 AM
Note: I'm only siding with nickmitch because i never planned on seeing doubt anyway. Doesn't look like my type of movie, despite how criticaly acclaimed it was. Being able to say "i heard it sucked (from a friend* of mine)" gets me out of ever being guilt tripped into watching it.

*i use the term friend loosely in this scenario, obviously.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: KnowsNothing on July 16, 2009, 12:13:26 PM
Harry Potter:

Spoilers, I guess.

Not sure what to think about this one.  It's probably my favorite of the HP movies, but that's not saying too much since I wasn't enthralled with any of them.  I realize a lot needs to be cut from the books to fit a time slot, but some of the things omitted really bothered me...The scene in the cave was very cool if not a little too short, but the ending on top of the astronomy tower was just terrible.  First of all I was really looking forward to the epic battle in the castle and extremely disappointed that the entire thing was just ignored.  Plus in the book Dumbledore immobilizes Harry during that scene, but in the movie Harry just watches from below...which I guess is nitpicking slightly, but it does change the scene's meaning quite a bit.  Plus the whole scene should have been more tense and emotional, and just felt...flat, and boring.  Including the funeral would have helped things out quite a bit, that was a stupid thing to leave out.  I don't really care about the omission of the new Minister of Magic though, they really had to leave all that out or else the film would have been way too long.

The pacing was horrible too, especially at the beginning; why even include the fact that the Muggle world is being attacked if there's only going to be one (two minute) scene mentioning it?  THOSE ATTACKS ARE SIGNIFICANT.  The entire point is that the entire world, both wizard and muggle communities, is at stake and it's up to Harry to save it.  The movies lack that epic atmosphere; it all seems too claustrophobic.  It's all about Harry and Hogwarts.  That was fine at first but we're coming up on the end of the series, it's time to move past that.

That said, the movie had a lot of personality and was quite funny at times.  The special effects were spectacular was well; the Quidditch match was incredible, as was the aforementioned scene in the cave.  The art direction and cinematography were also top notch (I loved some of the outdoor shots of the castle), and the acting has improved.  Like I said above, despite my complaints it is one of the better HP movies and worth seeing for fans.

So....uhhh....7/10?  I guess.  Needed much more Luna Lovegood though, seriously.

God I am such a nerd.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on July 16, 2009, 12:35:09 PM
Note: I'm only siding with nickmitch because i never planned on seeing doubt anyway. Doesn't look like my type of movie, despite how criticaly acclaimed it was. Being able to say "i heard it sucked (from a friend* of mine)" gets me out of ever being guilt tripped into watching it.

*i use the term friend loosely in this scenario, obviously.

I'm actually going to watch it this week.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: DAaaMan64 on July 16, 2009, 05:31:09 PM
The Unborn

3/10. Awful, its a my first thriller movie.  Not even any good scenes with the girl.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: jrlibrarian on July 16, 2009, 07:07:11 PM
Super Mario Bros. 7/10

Actually a pretty good representation of what the Mario games would be like if set in New York. And if Peach never existed and Daisy was the princess.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Patchkid15 on July 16, 2009, 07:13:46 PM
Super Mario Bros. 7/10

Actually a pretty good representation of what the Mario games would be like if set in New York. And if Peach never existed and Daisy was the princess.

I would give it a similar rating...being a fan of Nintendo i just found the movie enjoyable. Now saying it is a good representation is taking it a little too far. I just looked at the movie as a comedy.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: jrlibrarian on July 16, 2009, 09:21:39 PM
Oops. All I meant by that was that many of the items and enemies were in there. They even put in the Koopa Kids I think.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: kraken613 on July 16, 2009, 09:36:42 PM
Harry Potter:


I have never seen a HP movie or read the books..... That's about to change because I just put them all on my Netflix Q.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on July 17, 2009, 12:17:57 AM
Brüno 9/10

Brüno = Funny

i definitely laughed at the talking parts :P
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Dasmos on July 17, 2009, 12:51:39 AM
oh wow, bruno really really sucked. and i was looking forward to it because borat was really really good.

i'd rate it a 5/10. borat was a 8.5/10 in my books just for reference.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on July 17, 2009, 01:41:45 AM
Bruno is very very gay, but it's also very very funny. Comparative to Borat, Bruno isn't as funny, but it's as awkward as ever. There are some very clever moments, with some that I had to laugh out loud to, but mostly I was shaking my head, wondering if he really just did that.

As far as the message goes, Sacha proves once again that there is a lot of intolerance; but really...even a gay guy should be offended by this movie.

I'd give it a 7.5
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on July 17, 2009, 01:42:52 AM
Love Actually, Actually good.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: NWR_DrewMG on July 17, 2009, 04:36:52 AM
Harry Potter:


I have never seen a HP movie or read the books..... That's about to change because I just put them all on my Netflix Q.

I don't know anyone who's ever only watched the movies before.  I'll be kind of curious to see how much you like it, only experiencing it through the movies. 

I just saw the new Harry Potter and I liked it quite a bit.  Great cinematography, and the acting is top notch in this one.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: D_Average on July 17, 2009, 11:10:26 AM
Hangover
5/5

17 Again (in flight movie)
3/5 (Thomas Lennon bumped it up 2 points)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on July 17, 2009, 11:14:29 AM
Harry Potter:


I have never seen a HP movie or read the books..... That's about to change because I just put them all on my Netflix Q.

I don't know anyone who's ever only watched the movies before.  I'll be kind of curious to see how much you like it, only experiencing it through the movies. 

I just saw the new Harry Potter and I liked it quite a bit.  Great cinematography, and the acting is top notch in this one.

I've never read any of the books and I am not enthusiastic about the new movie nor am I a fan of any of the past ones.

Netflix for the new one just like all the old ones.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on July 18, 2009, 11:20:36 AM
I just realised that Up is going to be released here IN OCTOBER.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on July 18, 2009, 11:38:57 AM
Haunting in Connecticut:

7.9/10

Scary movies don't scare me and this one is no different, but I like horror movies and this one tells a pretty good story that is supposedly "true".
For those that are frightened by ghost stories, then I'm sure this one won't disappoint. The acting is good, the special effects are good and the story for the most part is believable (if you believe in ghost).
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: nickmitch on July 18, 2009, 12:32:06 PM
Public Enemies: 8.5/10

Good story, even better acting, but overall it is too slow and drawn out.

The acting was actually pretty great.  But, the story never got anywhere for me because in like 60% of the movie, the camera moved too damn much for me to figure out what was going on.  It started giving me a headache (like, Cloverfield but without the excuse).  That alone took out 3 points.  Being slow and mismanaging scene time alone would've given it an 8, but misuse of time and not utilizing the time it could get me to follow made it not worth seeing.


Sorry, just wanted to explain my score a bit more.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BwrJim! on July 18, 2009, 12:34:16 PM
hp 6

full of story and character development.
7 out of 10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on July 18, 2009, 02:48:01 PM
Public Enemies: 8.5/10

Good story, even better acting, but overall it is too slow and drawn out.

The acting was actually pretty great.  But, the story never got anywhere for me because in like 60% of the movie, the camera moved too damn much for me to figure out what was going on.  It started giving me a headache (like, Cloverfield but without the excuse).  That alone took out 3 points.  Being slow and mismanaging scene time alone would've given it an 8, but misuse of time and not utilizing the time it could get me to follow made it not worth seeing.


Sorry, just wanted to explain my score a bit more.

Well I guess we differ on yet another thing. I thought the movie was directed very well; on par with some Scorsese movies.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Caterkiller on July 18, 2009, 11:07:26 PM
Transformers - 6/10 and for me thats bad. Ghetto Robots, too many adult jokes that were lame, not enough of the autobots, and the decepticons look to freakin similiar.

And one huge complaint I think I am alone on, I think the robots themselves are waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to detailed! When they fight I have to look at their outlines to figure out whats going on. Way too many pieces that just confuse me, I hate it!

I loved the transformers lore though, thought it was cool. But robot balls jokes, weed jokes, sex jokes = lame and appeals to the losers who dont know any better.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: D_Average on July 19, 2009, 10:13:20 AM
1408
Interesting, trippy, suspenseful, but ultimately a dissapointing ending.  8.14/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on July 20, 2009, 07:53:42 AM
Haunting in Connecticut:

7.9/10

Scary movies don't scare me and this one is no different, but I like horror movies and this one tells a pretty good story that is supposedly "true".

It was weird, when i first saw the trailers for that movie i remember sitting in the theatre with my girlfriend thinking "wait a minute.. i know this!" and thinking it was another remake of an older film. Turns out I just recognized the story from a special i saw on the Discovery Channel. It was one of those shows where they talk about a specific haunting event for an hour or so, and re-enact moments that supposedly happened to this family. It was weird because i realized it early on in the trailer, so i was guessing what scenes they would show and I nailed em..

Then i thought it wasn't worth my time because i'd already "seen" it in a way. All the special effects and good (or at least better) acting in the world wouldn't of made me feel like watching that story over again. It was interesting enough to experience the story on cable.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: D_Average on July 20, 2009, 09:03:37 AM
Role Models
6.5/10

As a big fan of the State, it was cool to see David Wain write/direct this and bring in a lot of the old crew.  In the end though, too many jokes fell flat with a predictable story ark.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: UncleBob on July 20, 2009, 09:44:27 AM
Be Kind, Rewind - Major Disappointment/10

To be fair, I shouldn't have expected so much out of a Jack Black movie, but the idea behind it sounded awesome.  Unfortunately, it falls flat when they try to tie it all together with some crappy plot that the movie itself doesn't care enough about to finish at the end.  Some funny parts, to be sure, but let's just say I'm glad I picked this up out of the $5 dump bin instead of paying to see it in theaters like I almost did.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on July 20, 2009, 10:24:45 AM
Nothing in that movie looked funny and i'm actually upset you even reminded me of it.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Dasmos on July 20, 2009, 08:15:10 PM
1408
Interesting, trippy, suspenseful, but ultimately a dissapointing ending.  8.14/10

Eh, I though the ending was cool.

Looking at the wikipedia page, it seems the ending I saw was the alternate ending. So I'm not sure which one you're referring to.

Just saw Ratatouille, finally. A lot of people I know say this is still their favourite Pixar film, while I really liked it I'd have to disagree. Finding Nemo is still my favourite, almost overtaken by Wall-E. Up looks promising, but it still hasn't been released here.

Oh right, Ratatouille gets an 8.5/10.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on July 21, 2009, 01:23:17 AM
The Boondock Saints

10/10

It's the only the movie I've seen more than the Lion King.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on July 21, 2009, 04:30:13 AM
Phone Booth: Very tense up until the end when it kinda unravelled with that weak ending. 7/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Spak-Spang on July 21, 2009, 06:39:17 AM
Harry Potter and the Half Blooded Prince:  Completely and Utterly Luke Warm. 
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: vudu on July 21, 2009, 11:33:48 AM
The Boondock Saints

5/10

Utterly mediocre, and completely over-hyped by people like Stogi.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on July 21, 2009, 12:37:12 PM
What is there not to like about that movie? The plot, the characters, the directing? It's all top-notch.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on July 21, 2009, 12:42:43 PM
The Boondock Saints

5/10

Utterly mediocre, and completely over-hyped by people like Stogi.

one of the reasons i've yet to see said film
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on July 21, 2009, 12:52:54 PM
Collateral. The best Tom Cruise movie. Four stars.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on July 21, 2009, 12:58:26 PM
The Boondock Saints

5/10

Utterly mediocre, and completely over-hyped by people like Stogi.

one of the reasons i've yet to see said film

Your going to trust Vudu; the guy that hates everything?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: vudu on July 21, 2009, 01:07:00 PM
Two guys take out the Irish mafia while spewing cliche Biblical phrases while a good cop chases them but has second thoughts about if they're really on the wrong side of the law?  It's a typical action flick, not much better than The Fast & The Furious or Wanted.

Everything is so over the top that it's funny.  But it's hardly a great movie.

FUN FACT:  There's a sequel coming out later this year called The Boondock Saints 2:  All Saints Day.  I wish I was making this up.

(Disclaimer:  I saw the movie once like 5 years ago, so my plot summary may be a bit off.)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on July 21, 2009, 01:21:02 PM
The Boondock Saints

5/10

Utterly mediocre, and completely over-hyped by people like Stogi.

one of the reasons i've yet to see said film

Your going to trust Vudu; the guy that hates everything?

No, i was just stating the fact that this is one of those movies people have tried to hype me up to see, and i probably won't enjoy it becuase it'll never live up to expectations. I'll still give it a shot, eventually, and who knows i might even like it.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on July 21, 2009, 02:51:06 PM
Two guys take out the Irish mafia while spewing cliche Biblical phrases while a good cop chases them but has second thoughts about if they're really on the wrong side of the law?  It's a typical action flick, not much better than The Fast & The Furious or Wanted.

Everything is so over the top that it's funny.  But it's hardly a great movie.

FUN FACT:  There's a sequel coming out later this year called The Boondock Saints 2:  All Saints Day.  I wish I was making this up.

(Disclaimer:  I saw the movie once like 5 years ago, so my plot summary may be a bit off.)

It's the ITALIAN MAFIA you twat, and they're Irish. It's badass. It's also really really funny. It isn't suppose to be a typical action flick and it's not. Your comparisons to Wanted and Fast and the Furious couldn't be any farther off. Those movies sucked balls, with action scenes that are so stupid and over the top that no one believes them. BDS on the other hand is very believable, and that's what makes it great. Furthermore the characters in the movie are way better than those found in even great drama movies. I'd say if any comparison was needed, it is the most like V for Vendetta (which is a great movie).

And there is a reason it's hyped; it's hyped because it's really good; it's hyped because those that see it, end up rewatching it several times.

P.S. The movie makes a fun drinking game too. Just drink everytime they say "****".
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on July 21, 2009, 04:11:34 PM
Everyone hyped up a ton of other movies for me that i either hated or just plain bored me to death. No one movie can satisfy everyone, so you can't say its hyped because its good.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on July 21, 2009, 04:58:48 PM
"No one movie can satisfy everyone, so you can't say its hyped because its good."

Ok maybe, but it's ultimately up to you. I'm just saying it's a damn good movie; one of my favorites. We seem to have more than a few things in common, so I'd figure you'd like it.

Watch or not, I really don't care anymore.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: D_Average on July 21, 2009, 05:07:49 PM
Hmmmm, I haven't seen B Saints in 10 years or so, but I loved it back then.  If I re-watched it, I don't see any way it could slip below a 7/10 due to the impressive toilet drop KO.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on July 22, 2009, 08:14:45 AM
"No one movie can satisfy everyone, so you can't say its hyped because its good."

Ok maybe, but it's ultimately up to you. I'm just saying it's a damn good movie; one of my favorites. We seem to have more than a few things in common, so I'd figure you'd like it.

Watch or not, I really don't care anymore.


You shouldn't of cared in the first place, thats your problem ;)
Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the consideration (thinking i'd enjoy a movie you enjoy because we have a few things in common) but this is something trivial and neither side had to push the issue. My girlfriends sister has netflix now, maybe i'll see if she can rent us BS and i'll give it a shot, see if i like it.

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Just One of the Guys: 6/10

Cheesey 80s flick about a girl in high school that tries living the life of a teenage boy for a week in order to write a winning article that will be submitted for print in her local news paper. Why a 6? Well the acting is pretty bad all around, but nothing TOO cringe worthy. There is enough entertainment here to keep you from changing the channel, and the main character is pretty cute too! The film basically starts with her in a bikini by her pool, and she doesn't have the body or look of your typical 80s film girls (ie, she doesn't have a flat ass ;)). It's nothing too gratuitis (by any standards) but it's enough to draw you in and think "maybe they'll show off her body again later?" but no, she's dressed up like a dude pretty much the rest of the film and with her hair cut, she kinda ends up looking like a (more?) feminine Ralph Maccio.

This isn't your typical 80s teen sex romp, probably because the lead role is a girl, Sso its not too outrageous (or hilarious like Revenge of the Nerds 8)) but it has its moments, even if the plot doesn't come across as well as it should. This is a movie you'll spend the same time laughing at as you do laughing with, oh and it has William Zapka (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0951420/) so you KNOW its good! ;)

Quote from: Quote of the film
Where do you get off having titts!?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: UncleBob on July 22, 2009, 10:00:43 PM
Watchmen: Need to read the comic/10.

I really wanted to like this.  The whole time I was watching the movie, I kept thinking "This would be really good, if I knew what was going on."
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on July 22, 2009, 10:20:22 PM
Watchmen: Need to read the comic/10.

I really wanted to like this.  The whole time I was watching the movie, I kept thinking "This would be really good, if I knew what was going on."

I was gonna type up pretty much the same thing this morning. I held off as I watched the movie a second time(because I slept through half of it the first time) and then skipped back to scenes of explanation...

I was gonna rate it as :)/10
and state that I didn't really get it, but it seemed like if I did, I would really like it.

p.s. This is a long movie 2hr43min and most of the 1st hr& 20min is about stuff that didn't seem to needed in the movie.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: D_Average on July 23, 2009, 02:43:06 PM
"No one movie can satisfy everyone, so you can't say its hyped because its good."

Ok maybe, but it's ultimately up to you. I'm just saying it's a damn good movie; one of my favorites. We seem to have more than a few things in common, so I'd figure you'd like it.

Watch or not, I really don't care anymore.


You shouldn't of cared in the first place, thats your problem ;)
Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the consideration (thinking i'd enjoy a movie you enjoy because we have a few things in common) but this is something trivial and neither side had to push the issue. My girlfriends sister has netflix now, maybe i'll see if she can rent us BS and i'll give it a shot, see if i like it.

=================================================

Just One of the Guys: 6/10

Cheesey 80s flick about a girl in high school that tries living the life of a teenage boy for a week in order to write a winning article that will be submitted for print in her local news paper. Why a 6? Well the acting is pretty bad all around, but nothing TOO cringe worthy. There is enough entertainment here to keep you from changing the channel, and the main character is pretty cute too! The film basically starts with her in a bikini by her pool, and she doesn't have the body or look of your typical 80s film girls (ie, she doesn't have a flat ass ;)). It's nothing too gratuitis (by any standards) but it's enough to draw you in and think "maybe they'll show off her body again later?" but no, she's dressed up like a dude pretty much the rest of the film and with her hair cut, she kinda ends up looking like a (more?) feminine Ralph Maccio.

This isn't your typical 80s teen sex romp, probably because the lead role is a girl, Sso its not too outrageous (or hilarious like Revenge of the Nerds 8)) but it has its moments, even if the plot doesn't come across as well as it should. This is a movie you'll spend the same time laughing at as you do laughing with, oh and it has William Zapka (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0951420/) so you KNOW its good! ;)

Quote from: Quote of the film
Where do you get off having titts!?


Wow.  Totally forgot about that movie.  Another plus is it has Johnny from Karate Kid.  Just found this clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7CqP6YXtH4&feature=related).  A classic lunchroom seem that 17 Again pretty much ripped off, minus the laughs.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: kraken613 on July 23, 2009, 02:57:57 PM
I watched all the Harry Potters in one night then saw the 6th earlier this week. I give the series a 9.3 out of 10. They are really good and I went from not caring about HP and never seeing or reading them to wanting to know and sucked into the story of it.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on July 23, 2009, 03:07:25 PM
Coraline: 7/10

This movie may be rated PG but its not exactly for little kids. Its a dark story disguised behind 3-D claymation. It even had an almost nude woman who was showing 95% more skin than clothing. It was entertaining, but a little twisted, and seems to hit kind of a middle ground between the parents bringing their kids to watch it and the kids that wanted to see it.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: D_Average on July 23, 2009, 06:02:31 PM
Coraline: 7/10

This movie may be rated PG but its not exactly for little kids. Its a dark story disguised behind 3-D claymation. It even had an almost nude woman who was showing 95% more skin than clothing. It was entertaining, but a little twisted, and seems to hit kind of a middle ground between the parents bringing their kids to watch it and the kids that wanted to see it.

I'd give it the same rating, unless you have the 3D glasses, which I'd then raise it to an 8/10.  The theater I was at pulled it off really well, and the animation went perfect with it.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on July 23, 2009, 06:47:31 PM
I didn't see it in 3-D unfortunately, but saw many scenes that I thought would have looked really good in 3-D.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: D_Average on July 23, 2009, 07:33:07 PM
I didn't see it in 3-D unfortunately, but saw many scenes that I thought would have looked really good in 3-D.

It was pretty trippy, especially the rain and foliage.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on July 24, 2009, 06:48:55 AM
D Average: I mentioned the movie featuring "Johnny" from the karate kid, i was just hoping people would be curious enough to click the link to his IMDB page. He was the quintessential asshole/bully in 80s movies, VH1's I Love the 80's even had to devote a minute or two of their show(s) just to him!
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on July 24, 2009, 08:26:10 AM
Bruno. WTF out of 10. I was bored stiff, and if i wanted an assault of bums and willy i'd go on the internet. I walked out about half way through.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: DAaaMan64 on July 24, 2009, 08:53:57 AM
Hellraiser 5.0 / 10

Maybe it was better when it came out.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on July 24, 2009, 09:25:53 AM
Hellraiser 5.0 / 10

Maybe it was better when it came out.

It wasn't


House Party: 8/10

This movie was just as entertaining today as it was back in 1990. It's on Comedy Central again right now, and if you haven't seen it before, its a fun movie to watch.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: nickmitch on July 25, 2009, 09:45:37 AM
HP6: 7/10

Climatic moments seemed a little down played to look more dramatic.  Effects were good.  Story was good. Ending was ok.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on July 25, 2009, 12:19:37 PM
I'm a little embarassed to say this but...

The ugly truth: 7/10

It wasn't as big a "chick flick" as I thought, in fact if it weren't for the audience it could've even passed for a "romantic comedy" ;)
The reason I scored it so high is simple:

Catherine Heigle having a hilarious orgasm, and a cute "spazz" dance that just makes her character likeable. Gerard butler was good too, since the only otherfilm I've seen him in is 300 and thank god he only has one scene with his shirt off. I finally got to see his acting ability and NOT his chest.
Overall, despite its flaws the movie is enjoyable without being too girly (but be warned it def has its moments!) So fellas, if you have a lady friend that wants to see it: suck it up, you might actually enjoy it.

No more girl flicks tho, at least not in a theatre. All the women in the audience laughed annoyingly and talked way too much. I felt really uncomfortable being 1 of like 6 guys there...
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on July 25, 2009, 12:27:05 PM
If you like Gerard Butler, you should watch RocknRolla. Other than chick flicks, that is the only movie he's done since 300. It's kinda like "Lock stock and two smoking barrells".
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: UncleBob on July 26, 2009, 10:22:48 PM
Coraline: WTF/10.

It looked great - don't get me wrong.  But it was all so very weird.  I didn't dislike it, but I don't see myself going out of my way to watch it again anytime soon.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on July 27, 2009, 09:52:22 PM
V for Vendetta 10/10*

Between it's beautifully crafted dialogue, its moral structure, and acting; there's much to like in V. All in all, it feels good to watch a movie of such caliber and still find subtleties you hadn't noticed before.

*a 10 is a movie I could throw on at anytime and no matter how recently I've seen it or how miserable a mood I'm in, and can still enjoy it.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on July 27, 2009, 10:39:23 PM
Have you read the book?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on July 27, 2009, 10:44:35 PM
No I have not. I thought it came from a comic book.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: bustin98 on July 28, 2009, 08:03:28 AM
It did come from a comic book. Whats wrong with you? Can't you accept a comic book in the same regard as a novel? Is prose not prose no matter the form?

:p
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on July 28, 2009, 09:30:51 AM
Transporter 3

This movie comes in two distinctive parts. One where Frank, once again played by the one and one only Jason Statham comes spades.

The second part is this random Russian named Natalya Rudakova who quite frankly, couldn't act out of a wet paper bag. She is so bad in fact, that when ever she tries to act sexy, I am repulsed and become increasingly so with each addition exposure. By the half way mark, I am more attracted to Jason than this women. Which is weird because I think I finally know what it might be like to be "the gay". That said she does look nice, but only once in a picture that shows up for all of 2 seconds. She is no Izabella Scorupco who plays a Russian but is actually Polish.

I know this is a Transporter movie, but why did I get transported down the rainbow road to Gaysville?

Rated YMCA/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on July 28, 2009, 11:08:10 AM
Transporter 3

This movie comes in two distinctive parts. One where Frank, once again played by the one and one only Jason Statham comes spades.

The second part is this random Russian named Natalya Rudakova who quite frankly, couldn't act out of a wet paper bag. She is so bad in fact, that when ever she tries to act sexy, I am repulsed and become increasingly so with each addition exposure. By the half way mark, I am more attracted to Jason than this women. Which is weird because I think I finally know what it might be like to be "the gay". That said she does look nice, but only once in a picture that shows up for all of 2 seconds. She is no Izabella Scorupco who plays a Russian but is actually Polish.

I know this is a Transporter movie, but why did I get transported down the rainbow road to Gaysville?

Rated YMCA/10

Gives us a little insight to what "ooohboy" really means ;)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on July 28, 2009, 05:25:32 PM
Oh I forgot to mention the effect is fortunately, temporary. I chalk it dow to a learning experience. It's like getting mauled by a really fat and/or ugly chick and it gets to the point your willing to say anything to get away no matter how much alcohol you might have consumed.

I like transporter movies but this really was terrible.

oohhboy is a link back to Quantum Leap if you haven't guessed and i see it as a polite version of oohhshit.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Dasmos on July 28, 2009, 10:19:02 PM
Drag Me To Hell: 8.5/10.

Sam Raimi sure knows how to make a fun horror film.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on July 30, 2009, 11:07:55 AM
The Golden Compass. 6/10. Like Hancock, it would have been a better film if the tone was darker and not blatantly watered down to reach a PG rating.

Drag Me To Hell: 8.5/10.

Sam Raimi sure knows how to make a fun horror film.

This film had me in FITS! I laughed the whole way through it.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on July 31, 2009, 10:16:48 PM
500 days of Summer: 10/10

Soundtrack was superb, acting talent was incredible/believable, cinematography was beautifully done. Extremely entertaining.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on August 04, 2009, 03:42:36 AM
The Number 23: 5/10

Interesting premise that unravelled by that weak ending.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: NWR_DrewMG on August 04, 2009, 05:42:04 AM
Funny People

Went into this with an altered set of expectations, as reviews seem to have knocked Apatow down a peg after the last three years of "Apatow-do-no-wrong" film-making in Hollywood.

Despite lowering my expectations, I came out of the movie having seen exactly the film I expected to see based on the trailers, with maybe a few minor criticisms that didn't particularly bother me very much.

For one, people who left this movie surprised at how much of the film was drama vs. comedy, I have to wonder if they never saw the trailer for the film.  It was clearly billed as a dramedy with an emphasis on dramatic moments.  This is exactly what the film was.  Sure, it was even less of a straight balls-out comedy than even I expected, but I was certainly not surprised with what I saw.  The ratio of jokes to dramatic scenes mirrored that of the trailers.

Secondly, the complaints about the scene with Leslie Mann's character (namely that it's too long, and doesn't have nearly enough to do with the main crux of the film - Simmons' illness and subsequent recovery) are valid, but the scene was entertaining enough that it didn't damper my enjoyment of the movie. 

At the end of the day, most of the characters were kind of hard to like, but Rogen's character was pretty great throughout, and did a wonderful job of being a dude who knew he was out of his element, but couldn't quite bring himself to do anything about it because he was having the time of his life.

9/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on August 04, 2009, 07:12:14 AM
Good to hear, I haven't seen this one yet. I read a scathing review of it in a copy of People magazine I happen to come across and I knew it couldn't of been that bad. I don't normally listen to reviews anyway, I was just curious to see what they had to say and at first i thought "wow, really?" That is, until s/he lost ALL credibility when they dropped the F bomb in their little article. I've never once read People magazine before but i never thought it the type to throw f bombs around. Sure this reviewer said it ONCE but if you read it, you'd come away with the same impressions as i did:

This guy just seems angry at the film, its characters or the people behind it. Complete bias.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on August 04, 2009, 08:49:47 AM
Hitman

There are a lot of similarities between this and Transporter 3. One you have a driver/merc and on the other, you have a special agent trained from birth in a Dark Angle rip-off. They are both bald and both get attached to a female interest. They kill people and both are after whoever set them up.

Two enter, one exits. Guess which?

Hitman is superior alone simply because it handled the female situation far better. Sure the chick starts coming on to him, but deals with it with far more class and this female can actually act.

The action is generic and barely makes much use of ideas from the games. Timothy Olyphant is adequate for the job. He lacks Jason's charisma, but agent 47 didn't have any to begin with.

Rated 5.5/10

Die Hard 4.0 Extended and Uncut.

Today we have a 2 for 1 special on Timothy Olyphant. Bruce Willis is back for some more Yippie Kiyay minus the wife beater which for once would have been pretty funny in one scene.

It's Die Hard, yet it's not. It could have been any action movie, but this just happens to be Die Hard flavored. It's got all sorts of references back to the pervious movies and the like, however it's just not Die Hard for the simple reason that any sense of reality goes off the rails around the half way mark. Every Die Hard before this has always had pretty sound grounding in reality for an action movie.

On the flip side there was a surprising amount of character development for McClane and his sidekick. The characters were pretty believable, the acting was good around.

It would have been a pretty good Die Hard movie if the computers were less magical, the action toned down more towards the plausible, removed the retarded aircraft fight and if McClane did some police work outside of the first quarter of the movie.

Rated 7.5
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on August 04, 2009, 05:52:25 PM
Dragonball: Evolution 6/10 It wasn't an intelligent movie by any means, but hey even with all the bad press i ended up watching it anyway. too bad fox made it instead of Warner, if warner had made it...it would have been good.

Dragonball: the magic begins 6/10: I watched this years ago actually, but it is way lower budget and bad, but the setting and plot is better. bonus points for including oolong.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: UncleBob on August 04, 2009, 07:30:59 PM
Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog: OH-MY-FUCKING-GOD/10

How the hell have I missed this piece of awesome for so long?

It starts off a little slow, but as soon as Captain Hammer shows up, it picks up like a speeding train.

Watch this if you haven't yet.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on August 04, 2009, 08:14:50 PM
Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog: OH-MY-FUCKING-GOD/10

How the hell have I missed this piece of awesome for so long?

It starts off a little slow, but as soon as Captain Hammer shows up, it picks up like a speeding train.

Watch this if you haven't yet.

I actually bought that on iTunes when it was cheap months ago and haven't watched it. I'm backlogged in every single form of media.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: UncleBob on August 04, 2009, 08:19:24 PM
I just watched it for free on Hulu. ;)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on August 04, 2009, 08:24:23 PM
I just watched it for free on Hulu. ;)

Yeah, well my Wii didn't get reset. :P
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on August 05, 2009, 08:16:08 AM
I just watched it for free on Hulu. ;)

Yeah, well my Wii didn't get reset. :P

Thats harsh...I lol'd
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Athena Asamiya on August 05, 2009, 08:54:20 AM
Brave Little Toaster, 8/10

Netflix enables my childhood.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: allisonls90 on August 05, 2009, 01:30:40 PM
Orphan. It was good, I'd give it a 7 out of 10. Some pretty brutal kills but nothing too gory. Could've been scarier but the creepy factor was there.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on August 05, 2009, 01:38:43 PM
Is it anything like the Orphanage? I really liked that movie.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 05, 2009, 01:41:56 PM
Is it anything like the Orphanage? I really liked that movie.

Going by the description, The Orphan is nothing like The Orphanage.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on August 05, 2009, 01:43:15 PM
So the only thing they have in common is that they involve orphans?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 05, 2009, 01:44:29 PM
So the only thing they have in common is that they involve orphans?

not exactly. but I don't want to say anymore.
Just know that they two movies are nothing alike.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: UncleBob on August 05, 2009, 04:27:31 PM
I just watched it for free on Hulu. ;)

Yeah, well my Wii didn't get reset. :P

Thats harsh...I lol'd

I cried. :(
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 05, 2009, 09:27:55 PM
Speakaing of The Orphanage

The Orphanage is being remade in English (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3if7a4852b0435babdef55c253b8604514)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: NWR_pap64 on August 05, 2009, 09:32:29 PM
Coraline: 7/10

Great animation and visual style. The story was good with some well written characters but not that engaging.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on August 05, 2009, 09:54:49 PM
National Lampoon's Animal House: 7.5/10

I'd never seen it before today but since I'm going to college Sunday I figured I had to watch it. I liked it, it was a solid movie but not really something I think I'd want to watch again. It was pretty funny but dragged in parts. I finally get why all the old people praise John Belushi, though, he put in a truly amazing performance.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: UncleBob on August 06, 2009, 07:26:39 AM
Serenity:  Better than the series/10

I recently watched through the series (on Hulu!).  It was good.  Not GREAT, as some people think, but good.  I'd watch it if it was on the air, but I'm not upset that it isn't.

Now, I'd really like to see a second movie.  I really liked the movie.  Can't believe what they did though... like, wow.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 06, 2009, 10:23:58 AM
Serenity:  Better than the series/10

I recently watched through the series (on Hulu!).  It was good.  Not GREAT, as some people think, but good.  I'd watch it if it was on the air, but I'm not upset that it isn't.

Now, I'd really like to see a second movie.  I really liked the movie.  Can't believe what they did though... like, wow.

I agree with this poast. except I didn't watch more than 4 episodes of the series after watching the movie. A second movie would be really nice.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on August 06, 2009, 04:27:55 PM
as most of you know I love post apocalyptic dystopian fiction, but i didn't watch the max mad trilogy till today. Tey were awesome. Its kinda strange, some of my ideas for movies spring out of Akira, which itself draws inspiration from Mad Max

Madmax 8/10 - a good movie

Road Warrior 9/10 - a great movie

Thunderdome 9/10 - another great movie, i guess thunderdome is a mixed reaction mvoie, youeither consider it a high point or a low point in the series. I spent the last 25 years of my life having never seen these movie, and it was too long because they were awesome!
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Caliban on August 06, 2009, 07:13:11 PM
The Mad Max movies are great, indeed.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: NWR_pap64 on August 06, 2009, 10:26:27 PM
Serenity:  Better than the series/10

I recently watched through the series (on Hulu!).  It was good.  Not GREAT, as some people think, but good.  I'd watch it if it was on the air, but I'm not upset that it isn't.

Now, I'd really like to see a second movie.  I really liked the movie.  Can't believe what they did though... like, wow.

I confess that I watched the entire series and while I thought it was a good series it was overrated by my group of friends.

The movie, however, was fantastic. It solved all the loose ties the series left (except for the shepherd's true identity) and had a very surprising and dramatic ending.

EDIT: Actually scratch that. I started to remember some episodes and realized that I really enjoyed the series. I liked Jayne the best. "The man ape thing gone wrong" thing amuses me XD .
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: UncleBob on August 06, 2009, 10:34:07 PM
The movie, however, was fantastic. It solved all the loose ties the series left (except for the shepherd's true identity) and had a very surprising and dramatic ending.

My friend, who is a FireFly/Serenity freak (owns three versions of the movie and two versions of the TV series...) has a theory that Book worked for the Alliance in a role similar to the un-named Agent.  Works for me.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: NWR_pap64 on August 06, 2009, 11:06:20 PM
Yeah that makes sense. Its likely he repented and became a shepherd by the time the series started.

One of my favorite episodes is the one where they return to a mud town which hails Jayne as a hero, complete with his own folk song, and Simon is eating his guts out!
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on August 07, 2009, 02:00:24 AM
Bruno

Crass is an understatement. It's more pornographic. It defies my ability to rate it. You are either like me, laughing till you choke on popcorn or too busy throwing up that popcorn in your mouth. There is no middle ground.

That said, I like Borat better. It contains a quiet innocence that Bruno sold to induce emotional seizures.

Zero to OMGWTFBBQ / 10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on August 07, 2009, 07:17:27 AM
Speakaing of The Orphanage

The Orphanage is being remade in English (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3if7a4852b0435babdef55c253b8604514)

I've been catching up on threads i missed in my slight absence yesterday, and was about to post this same thing when Stogi mentioned The Orphanage but i'm glad i finished reading the thread. I heard about that news not long after i saw The Orphanage in theatres, and i was a bit dissapointed to be honest. I don't think it'll be as good.. i just get the feeling it'll not only be remade in English, but remade for American audiences and full with dumb scares.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on August 07, 2009, 10:40:46 AM
GI Joe: 7/10. This film set the record for blowing up 175 cars in production. This shows the whole way through the film. Extreme destruction and boom. Thin plot. And several ex-Lost cast members (with shitty accents!).

If you liked Transformers' assault on your senses, this is for you.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on August 07, 2009, 04:04:11 PM
i never got that awkward feeling watching Brueno, maybe because nothing could top the awkwardness i felt watching the hotel scene on Borat with my dad. I watched Brueno with a bunch of friends.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on August 08, 2009, 09:51:53 AM
Funny People: 7/10

Good, not great. Very enjoyable film, and a pretty good balance of the comedy with the drama but it did feel a little too long. Really, thats probably my only complaint.

Bonus: Judd Apatows kids are adooorable, and its weird to see how much they've grown since their appearance in Knocked Up. It was especially awesome to hear Adam Sandler make a menstraul joke, cuz i was thinking the same thing lmao... oh and while i'm at it:

[rant]God, I'm sick of being the only person in the theatre to laugh at half the jokes in films. Is everyone else really so slow or dumb? No one laughed at Rza's comment about Michael Richards which i found hilarious, or (i believe it was Seth Rogens) joke about not being able to have two daughters in China.. really, I was the only one who found those funny? On top of that, it pisses me off that people were walking out of the theatre becuase they thought it would be funnier. People that go to movies and don't know what the **** they're getting themselves into drive me nuts. You go see a movie about someone facing a a life threatening illness and expect it to be ALL laughs? Whatever, I'm not the one wasting my money like an idiot.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on August 08, 2009, 10:21:58 AM
Taking of Pelham 123: 7/10. Two very good lead actors who bounce well off each other. It helped to keep the story entertaining and tight. I liked it all the same.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on August 08, 2009, 10:55:14 AM
Funny People was good, more serious in places than you would expect. I liked that it didn't have an ending that tied everything up in a neat little bow.

The Searchers John Wayne is fantastic as a bitter old racist veteran who searches for his niece for five years. When he finally finds her, he tries to kill her.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on August 08, 2009, 03:55:00 PM
Moon. 8/10. I like sci-fi generally, but this was a small tight story where one actor virtually did all the work. The story itself has already been done in some fashion by both Stargate and Star Trek Voyager but it's still a good watch.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Athena Asamiya on August 08, 2009, 03:59:44 PM
(http://brandonbird.com/radar.gif)
The Evolution of Hollywood's leading men.

I like old movies best, anyhow.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on August 09, 2009, 12:12:59 AM
gi joe 6/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: NWR_pap64 on August 09, 2009, 12:56:41 AM
That picture depresses me, though I do have a soft spot for Seth Rogen...

Who is that supposed to be at the start of the line?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 09, 2009, 01:22:34 AM
my guess would be Sean Connery
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Dasmos on August 09, 2009, 05:36:40 AM
Clark Gable?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Athena Asamiya on August 09, 2009, 06:30:23 AM
*sigh* Cary Grant.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on August 09, 2009, 10:38:29 AM
Cary Grant, Rock Hudson, Hugh Grant, Ben Stiller, Seth Rogen?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: nickmitch on August 09, 2009, 10:45:27 AM
GI Joe: I give it an "It was ok" out of a possible "Wow, I'm actually impressed."
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Caliban on August 09, 2009, 05:37:34 PM
(http://brandonbird.com/radar.gif)
The Evolution of Hollywood's leading men.

Where's one for the women?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on August 09, 2009, 09:28:37 PM
GI Joe: I give it an "It was ok" out of a possible "Wow, I'm actually impressed."

my rating scale seems totally verified by the position of both dragon ball and gi joe in the same rating, they are both based off of the same type of source material, but they both have the same downfall. Imagine what Gi Joe's Dark Knight could be to Rise of Cobra's Batman Forever
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: NWR_pap64 on August 09, 2009, 10:50:02 PM
(http://brandonbird.com/radar.gif)
The Evolution of Hollywood's leading men.

Where's one for the women?

Yeah. If the leaving men are bad, the leading women are much worse.

To be honest, though, the caricatures are drawn in such a way that it took me a while to recognize most of the leading men. Seth Rogen was the only one I could pin point right away considering he is very different.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 10, 2009, 09:32:59 AM
I knew Ben Stiller and Seth Rogen as soon as I saw it.
I thought the first one was Connery as bond and had no idea about the other 2.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on August 10, 2009, 12:37:07 PM
I thought the same about the first guy being Connery, and had the last 3 right actually. It was the second guy i didn't know.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on August 10, 2009, 05:57:33 PM
maybe because the pictures is so damn small, when did hugh grant have red hair?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Khushrenada on August 10, 2009, 09:00:11 PM
The Getaway starring Steve McQueen. Man, this was a weird movie. Not weird in a strange hallucigenic or Pan's Labrynth kind of way. Weird as in I don't get why people did what they did or what the point of certain things was. And yet, I'm going to give an 7.5 out of 10.

The movie starts off fine enough with McQueen shown in prison life and then getting out and starting on a heist. The heist and the aftermath are alright as well since you're unsure how things are going to go. But during this time, you begin to wonder why some people act the way they do or where the movie is heading or how it hopes to resolve itself. And that feeling never really leaves you. Nor do I think the movie every really does resolve itself well. There were still too many questions in my mind. Plus, the way they try to put a bit of a spin on the main characters and try for a bit of a happy ending is laughable.

I guess the best way to describe the movie is that it is a bit like a modern Bonnie and Clyde. Still, the movie is such a mixed bag of things that I feel it did right and things that I feel it could have done better.

At the end of the day, I still have to recommend this movie for the sheer fact that it stars Steve McQueen. Anything with him in it is must-see. He truly is the King of Cool. Just watching him on screen, you feel a part of that cool as well. Watching him chase down a con artist who stole his suitcase of money or walking down the street with a shotgun and blasting a police cruiser help cement that reputation. Although, I did think he lost a bit of that cool in one scene where he slaps up MacGraws character in anger a bit. But he soon redeems himself and goes back into full swagger mode soon thereafter.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on August 11, 2009, 12:55:58 AM
I just got back from GI Joe and I have to say that I was impressed. It stayed truer to the cartoon/comic then I originally thought it would be. It was a fun action movie all around. I really hope they make a sequel because it could be tons of fun as well. Now I'll admit I still prefer Transformers 2 to it, but overall I can see myself watching the movie again. So I'd give it a 7/10. For what it is, a popcorn action flick, it was very good.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: UncleBob on August 11, 2009, 01:38:18 AM
Julie & Julia: Someone please pull the fire alarm/10.

guh.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on August 11, 2009, 06:33:43 AM
maybe because the pictures is so damn small, when did hugh grant have red hair?

I don't know but somehow i was able to tell that messed up face was his lol




Julie & Julia: Someone please pull the fire alarm/10.

guh.

I take it you didn't see this willingly? Poor bob :P
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 11, 2009, 08:20:38 AM
Julie & Julia: Someone please pull the fire alarm/10.

guh.

I hope you went kicking and screaming because your wife had a "Saw" trap attached to you with a threat to activate it if you didn't go.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on August 11, 2009, 01:13:24 PM
I reeeally want to see District 9. Comes out this weekend, doesn't it?

Anyway, last movie I saw was Ghostbusters (the first one). 9/10. There is very little about this movie I dislike. Not enough backstory is my one complaint.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: NWR_pap64 on August 11, 2009, 01:26:08 PM
For some reason, District 9 reminds me of a game...
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on August 11, 2009, 01:28:25 PM
THE MIST

best ending ever/10

Saw this for the second time. Wow. This movie is like any other horror title. Instead of trying to make you fear the unknown, it makes you scared of the known; posing questions of humanity, religion and morals while asking you to survive. It does a great job portraying our faults as a society, and the characters that rip open our faults, while attacking our ability to work together and problem solve.

Plus, the ending is one of the greatest in film history with Stephen King admitting it was better and later changing his own book to fit the movie.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on August 11, 2009, 01:39:46 PM
THE MIST

best ending ever/10

Saw this for the second time. Wow. This movie is like any other horror title. Instead of trying to make you fear the unknown, it makes you scared of the known; posing questions of humanity, religion and morals while asking you to survive. It does a great job portraying our faults as a society, and the characters that rip open our faults, while attacking our ability to work together and problem solve.

Plus, the ending is one of the greatest in film history with Stephen King admitting it was better and later changing his own book to fit the movie.

Wow Stogi. You are one of the few people I know that loved the movie, I did too. I'm a big fan of Darabont's work, not to mention a fan of Stephen King because of things like you described. What I found most brilliant about the movie is that the true monsters weren't the creatures outside but the people in the store.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on August 11, 2009, 02:10:52 PM
GI Joe: 7/10. This film set the record for blowing up 175 cars in production. This shows the whole way through the film. Extreme destruction and boom. Thin plot. And several ex-Lost cast members (with shitty accents!).

If you liked Transformers' assault on your senses, this is for you.

I just got back from GI Joe and I have to say that I was impressed. It stayed truer to the cartoon/comic then I originally thought it would be. It was a fun action movie all around. I really hope they make a sequel because it could be tons of fun as well. Now I'll admit I still prefer Transformers 2 to it, but overall I can see myself watching the movie again. So I'd give it a 7/10. For what it is, a popcorn action flick, it was very good.

Funny how we had virtually opposing views yet rated it the same? I walked out with a headache because of his assault on my eyes and ears. A spoon would have done the job better.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on August 11, 2009, 02:38:03 PM
What if you thought Transformers 2 sucked?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on August 11, 2009, 02:42:27 PM
What if you thought Transformers 2 sucked?

Then this film is for you.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on August 12, 2009, 06:10:24 AM
Wow GP and Stogi have something in common...

Is the sky falling?

(The ending of) Meatballs 2: WTF IS THAT!?/10

I've only ever heard of the Meatballs movies (80s comedies) but i've never seen one. Yesterday was the second time i caught the last few minutes of the movie after coming home to eat dinner after work, and each time i reacted the same. WTF IS THAT!? to some weird alien character they called Meathead who wore a buckethat at summercamp... that thing is fucking creepy. Ugh.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: NWR_DrewMG on August 12, 2009, 07:15:15 AM
(500) Days of Summer

I bought into this movie hard, hook, line and sinker.  It was a real rollercoaster of emotions as the film jumps back and forth to different points in a doomed relationship.  Zooey Deschenal is at her most adorable for most of this movie, which makes it hard to watch as she toys with the emotions of Joseph Gordon-Levitt who feels like a very real character.

The movie is funny, moving, and a joy to watch.

A-
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on August 12, 2009, 07:34:37 AM
(500) Days of Summer

I bought into this movie hard, hook, line and sinker.  It was a real rollercoaster of emotions as the film jumps back and forth to different points in a doomed relationship.  Zooey Deschenal is at her most adorable for most of this movie, which makes it hard to watch as she toys with the emotions of Joseph Gordon-Levitt who feels like a very real character.

The movie is funny, moving, and a joy to watch.

A-

And here I thought I was the only person to watch (or admit they watched) this film. It was a great movie, and as I mentioned earlier the soundtrack compliments it very VERY well.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: NWR_DrewMG on August 12, 2009, 07:46:49 AM
Nah, I'm really into indie (or pseudo-indie) comedies.  I also saw and really really enjoyed Away We Go.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on August 12, 2009, 08:01:28 AM
You know, I almost saw a free screening for Away We Go back in the Winter but the screening was on a Thursday night and I had to be up very early the next day. It sounded like it'd be a good story so I was dissapointed we didn't get to see it.
It would've been nice to see the advanced screening, then the theatrical release to catch the differences but it seems I've missed my chance; no theatres near me are playing it anymore.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: NWR_DrewMG on August 12, 2009, 08:14:32 AM
When it hits DVD, I'll be sure to pick it up.  I'd recommend the same to you, even for a rental.  It's less quirky and indie than Juno and (500) Days Of Summer.  It feels more grounded than both of those movies, while at the same time delivers very believable, likable characters.  I think I actually enjoyed it a bit more than (500) Days of Summer, but maybe that's because I'm still angry at Zooey's character that movie. 
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on August 12, 2009, 08:40:20 AM
Wow GP and Stogi have something in common...

Is the sky falling?

This isn't the first time this has happened you know. We also like collecting weapons. Though I like collecting Japanese swords while she likes collecting fantasy swords.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: vudu on August 12, 2009, 11:01:18 AM
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the indie darling of the decade. Both Brick and The Lookout were fantastic.  I look forward to 500 Days of Summer.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on August 12, 2009, 11:25:28 AM
I think I actually enjoyed it a bit more than (500) Days of Summer, but maybe that's because I'm still angry at Zooey's character that movie. 

I'll give it a rent first, definately. Havent seen Juno yet to be honest, and I can't hate or be angry at Zooey's character, she's just too damn pretty. And that singing voice... <3

Wow GP and Stogi have something in common...

Is the sky falling?

This isn't the first time this has happened you know. We also like collecting weapons. Though I like collecting Japanese swords while she likes collecting fantasy swords.

I know, the fact that it KEEPS happening is whats scary.. To think, one day she'll realize you have enough in common for her to call you her friend.

Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on August 12, 2009, 12:32:37 PM
Ya, but unless the feelings mutual it won't matter much. 8)

EDIT:

The Last House on the Left.

(http://www.cinecultist.com/archives/culkin.jpg) / 10

This movie wasn't your normal horror flick. It's not about being scared, but rather working up the balls to do what you gotta do; in this case, kill some evil motherfuckers.

It started off slow but got real interesting once the **** hit the fan...but then it got boring again...during the climax mind you. I would have screenplayed it differently with more dramatic dialog.

The ending is straight fucked up. O G status. No cops, no bullshit. Still pretty twisted though, almost Dexter status.

Overall, it was alright to watch but I could live my life happily without watching it again.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on August 17, 2009, 07:45:50 AM
I heard it was.. intense, but i still want to watch the original version first.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on August 17, 2009, 05:15:08 PM
District 9

Holy balls, this is a great movie. Defies any and all expectations you have going in. Perhaps the best special effects I've ever seen--you will believe these aliens are real.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: bustin98 on August 17, 2009, 11:13:52 PM
Yes, District 9 is awesome. I love these movies where I have no idea what to expect going in. I thought it was going to be some Planet of the Apes/Alien Nation story clone. Nope. Totally different direction. The effects are full of win. I was worried a bit about the hand cam, but it grows on you and just becomes part of the experience.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on August 18, 2009, 08:30:34 AM
^good to hear, i'll be seeing it this weekend.

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard 6/10

Not a great movie, but just slightly above average. Some of the dialogue was raunchier than i would've expected, which made it funnier in that "wow i can't believe they went there" type of way. The storyline wasn't great either but geez.. they still somehow managed to let it fall thru. Lots of cliche storytelling moments that were used for run-on gags that felt stale very early on.

All in all it was a decent movie to see with friends or whoever, perhaps you might enjoy it even more if you were to have a few drinks beforehand, but I doubt it's the kind of movie you'll want to see over and over again.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on August 18, 2009, 09:42:20 AM
The Mist

Involves Thomas "Frank Castle" Jane, so it wins by default. Adapted from an old Stephen King novel, The Mist is about a bunch of small townsfolk stuck in a grocery store while horrible creatures bandy about outside. The creature effects are AWESOME. I loved the designs, especially Cthulhu (at the end!). Very Lovecraftian.

The story itself is just as good, basically showing how all the rules go out the window when fear sets in.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 18, 2009, 11:57:15 AM
The Mist

Involves Thomas "Frank Castle" Jane, so it wins by default. Adapted from an old Stephen King novel, The Mist is about a bunch of small townsfolk stuck in a grocery store while horrible creatures bandy about outside. The creature effects are AWESOME. I loved the designs, especially Cthulhu (at the end!). Very Lovecraftian.

The story itself is just as good, basically showing how all the rules go out the window when fear sets in.

I hear Stephen King later changed the ending of his book to match the ending of the movie because he like it so much more.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on August 18, 2009, 12:21:18 PM
Maybe it's because I mentioned it earlier...
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 18, 2009, 01:47:43 PM
Maybe it's because I mentioned it earlier...

Is that where I heard that? I thought it might have been in this thread, but I thought it was from somewhere else. Must have been a few pages back..... not that I looked.  :-[
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: D_Average on August 18, 2009, 07:56:52 PM
^good to hear, i'll be seeing it this weekend.

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard 6/10

Not a great movie, but just slightly above average. Some of the dialogue was raunchier than i would've expected, which made it funnier in that "wow i can't believe they went there" type of way. The storyline wasn't great either but geez.. they still somehow managed to let it fall thru. Lots of cliche storytelling moments that were used for run-on gags that felt stale very early on.

All in all it was a decent movie to see with friends or whoever, perhaps you might enjoy it even more if you were to have a few drinks beforehand, but I doubt it's the kind of movie you'll want to see over and over again.

Better or worse than The Hangover IYO?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: RABicle on August 18, 2009, 10:47:55 PM
District 9
To steal and old Maddox joke; cancel the Academy Awards, the contest is over.

District 9 has everything and will become a true Sci Fi classic along the lines of Blade Runner, Alien, Terminator 2 and The Matrix. People have been talking about the effects, **** the effects the story was incredible and so original.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: nickmitch on August 18, 2009, 11:37:35 PM
The Goods: 8/10

Loved it, but it followed the typical formula for comedies.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on August 19, 2009, 12:06:05 AM
Race to Witch Mountain- 2/10 bad science fiction, Rock is great though. **** I need to look up the writers....fucking idiots
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on August 19, 2009, 07:01:56 AM
^good to hear, i'll be seeing it this weekend.

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard 6/10

Not a great movie, but just slightly above average. Some of the dialogue was raunchier than i would've expected, which made it funnier in that "wow i can't believe they went there" type of way. The storyline wasn't great either but geez.. they still somehow managed to let it fall thru. Lots of cliche storytelling moments that were used for run-on gags that felt stale very early on.

All in all it was a decent movie to see with friends or whoever, perhaps you might enjoy it even more if you were to have a few drinks beforehand, but I doubt it's the kind of movie you'll want to see over and over again.

Better or worse than The Hangover IYO?

Worse.

The Goods: 8/10

Loved it, but it followed the typical formula for comedies.

Lol i agree, but i just felt wrong give it that high of a score.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Dasmos on August 19, 2009, 09:27:11 AM
The creature effects are AWESOME. I loved the designs, especially Cthulhu (at the end!). Very Lovecraftian.

Really? I remember walking away from the movie thinking they were amongst some of the worst looking effects I have seen in a modern film.

Also yeah D9 is goooood. It deserves all the hype and recognition it gets, unlike films like Trashfarmers Poo.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on August 19, 2009, 08:42:52 PM
the myst has cthulhu in it? That alone warrants a watch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxScTbIUvoA
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on August 20, 2009, 04:54:13 AM
the myst has cthulhu in it? That alone warrants a watch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxScTbIUvoA

Thats what gotten me interested in seeing it actually.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on August 21, 2009, 03:03:07 PM
District 9

An apartheid metaphor with all the movie fixings; conspiracies, action, heroism and remorse. It's even more impressive by how well directed it was considering it is from a new comer on a tight a budget. Go see this movie.

9/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on August 21, 2009, 11:21:57 PM
The Haunting in Connecticut 7.5/10. I normally hate these type of movies, but i found the plot a little better developed than the usual fair. points taken away for jump points that don't make you jump.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: nickmitch on August 22, 2009, 01:12:25 PM
Inglorious Bastards: 9.5/10

Quentin Tarantino does is again.  Gorey, graphic and generally awesome.  Well written characters, involved plots and surprise twists make this a must see.  Also, the acting was great.

Could've used more Nazi killing, though.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: nickmitch on August 22, 2009, 01:24:37 PM
^good to hear, i'll be seeing it this weekend.

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard 6/10

Not a great movie, but just slightly above average. Some of the dialogue was raunchier than i would've expected, which made it funnier in that "wow i can't believe they went there" type of way. The storyline wasn't great either but geez.. they still somehow managed to let it fall thru. Lots of cliche storytelling moments that were used for run-on gags that felt stale very early on.

All in all it was a decent movie to see with friends or whoever, perhaps you might enjoy it even more if you were to have a few drinks beforehand, but I doubt it's the kind of movie you'll want to see over and over again.

Better or worse than The Hangover IYO?

Worse.

The Goods: 8/10

Loved it, but it followed the typical formula for comedies.

Lol i agree, but i just felt wrong give it that high of a score.

I give it an 8 because it's one of those movies I can watch over and over on DVD just for the dialogue.  Definitely not as good as the Hangover, but I still feel that an 8 was appropriate for replay value.  You can have it on and do other things since it's not at all plot heavy.  Plus, it was exactly what I expected.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on August 23, 2009, 11:20:23 AM
Thats where we differ, i probably wouldn't jump at the chance to own this on dvd. If it starts playing on basic cable a few years from now, I'd rewatch it but its not worth owning for me. Not sure why though, because usually I like these types of comedies (not too plot heavy, let it play in the background and enjoy the dialogue).


District 9 = 10/What the Fook man!

So good. Can't say anything that hasn't already been said already in this thread.

Next movie i'll be seeing: Inglorious Basterds
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on August 23, 2009, 04:42:37 PM
Casablanca. One the best movies of all time five stars.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BranDonk Kong on August 23, 2009, 11:10:16 PM
Coraline 6:10. I watched it with my daughter. It's fun, the animation is absolutely amazing, and the voicework is done well. The bad things are then ending is too short and seems like it was either over-edited, or possibly rushed. Oh well, it's a kid's movie.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: bustin98 on August 24, 2009, 06:51:05 AM
Brandogg = older than I thought
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on August 24, 2009, 10:12:30 AM
He's still younger, and better at the drums than you.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on August 24, 2009, 01:47:47 PM
Coraline 6:10. I watched it with my daughter. It's fun, the animation is absolutely amazing, and the voicework is done well. The bad things are then ending is too short and seems like it was either over-edited, or possibly rushed. Oh well, it's a kid's movie.

That's kind of an insult to the genre. Just because it's animated doesn't mean it's a kid's movie. I mean, I understand where the cliche came from (pre-Pixar Disney), but the genre has grown. There are some dark themes in Coraline that are better understood by adults. Anything by Neil Gaiman has something for everyone.

The Fantastic Mr. Fox is coming out later this year (or early next year). It's also stop-motion animation and will be directed by (shudder) Wes Anderson. I expect the man will turn the original Roald Dahl storybook into a dysfunctional family soap opera. Boy, I wonder if Jason Schwartzman and Owen Wilson will be involved somehow...

OH WAIT YES THEY WILL. /facepalm
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 24, 2009, 02:05:47 PM
Van Wilder: Freshman Year - 5.5/10

Average comedy following the average comedy outline. It is a prequel to the original Van Wilder movie starring Ryan Reynolds[:thumbsup;] and the actor that tries to play a young Ryan Reynolds, wasn't as bad as he could have been. He actually had alot of the mannerisms down, but his dialog delivery was far more Ace Ventura then Van Wilder. This movie had a few lol moments, but nothing making it worth watching, unless you're watching it for teh boobs(still not worth it).
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: bustin98 on August 24, 2009, 08:25:21 PM
I think we can thank the 80s for turning cartoons into fodder for kids instead of entertainment for the family. Before the Simpsons, the Flinstones was the longest running prime time cartoon. Bugs Bunny and Tom and Jerry were very much meant for adults along with children. I would say that animated films still struggle to find an adult audience in the US, Pixar created or otherwise.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BranDonk Kong on August 24, 2009, 09:35:49 PM
I'm 28. I know, I know. That's my daughter in my avatar, from a couple years ago, she's 3-1/2 now.

I'm not saying it's a kid's movie because it's animated, but it *is* a kid's movie. I'm not saying it's for 3 year old kids, maybe the 9-12 year old range.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on August 25, 2009, 12:03:36 AM
The Mist 9/10
just got done watching it, great movie, a little much for Mom who watched it with me, but I like stories that don't hold back. This is Horror at its best, you should feel a little disgusted.

good recommendation guys, its the type of movie I like
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on August 25, 2009, 02:23:43 AM
The creature effects are AWESOME. I loved the designs, especially Cthulhu (at the end!). Very Lovecraftian.

Really? I remember walking away from the movie thinking they were amongst some of the worst looking effects I have seen in a modern film.

Also yeah D9 is goooood. It deserves all the hype and recognition it gets, unlike films like Trashfarmers Poo.

The special effects were quite good in the Myst, especially considering it had a budget of less then 20 million I believe. They weren't abused so each time the creature showed up it was quite terrifying (I still remember those spider creatures in the pharmacy! Beyond creepy).
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: UncleBob on August 26, 2009, 05:37:04 AM
Idiocracy: sad-but-true/10

Idiocracy is a rare and astounding film - if nothing else, simply because they used actual filmed video from the future to make this movie.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on August 26, 2009, 07:53:33 AM
Idiocracy: sad-but-true/10

Idiocracy is a rare and astounding film - if nothing else, simply because they used actual filmed video from the future to make this movie.

Only recently seen this movie (couple months ago) and I have to agree with this rating.

"But it has blast processing" = "But its in HD/Hardcore" = "But its got electrolytes/what plants crave"
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: NWR_DrewMG on August 26, 2009, 08:25:43 AM
Yeah... but HD actually is something.  Something tangible that most people understand.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on August 26, 2009, 08:56:32 AM
Yeah... but HD actually is something.  Something tangible that most people understand.

Most people THINK they understand. I'm not gonna front and say I know the difference between 1080p or i or whatever, cuz I don't. I'm just not part of the group of people that see's HD and automatically thinks better. It's almost like a fad, the way HD is marketed in some innapropriate ways.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 26, 2009, 09:55:23 AM
What I love is BluRay advertisements on DVDs.

"Buy Blu Ray, get superior resolution."
::shows clips from movies in whatever resolution my tv has been displaying it::
"Get superior clarity and picture quality"
::shows more clips from movies in the same resolution my tv has been displaying::
"It's in 1080p!"
::shows more movie clips in my tv's resolution::


I know they can't temporarily increase my screen resolution to show the difference, but thats whats funny about the advertising. talking points, talking points, talking points.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: vudu on August 26, 2009, 11:26:19 AM
I always found that funny, too.  If I were in charge, I'd "downscale" the an image so it's the same difference between 1080P and 420P and show that in a side-by-side comparison with a 420p picture to illustrate the difference.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on August 26, 2009, 11:46:02 AM
I didn't like Idiocracy. I understood the message after ten minutes. After that, it was just beating you over the head with it. Can't carry that joke for an hour and a half.

I just saw Adventureland. Hated it. Went in expecting a comedy, turned out it was a weepy drama. At least the music was good.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 26, 2009, 12:02:41 PM
I didn't like Idiocracy. I understood the message after ten minutes. After that, it was just beating you over the head with it. Can't carry that joke for an hour and a half.

Idiocracy, like many comedies, is good until they get to the part where they need to start wrapping up the movie and things start to take a turn towards more serious. In Idiocracy's case that was somewhere around when he got made Secretary of whatever it was he was made secretary of. Everything before that was great, everything after that was just...
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on August 26, 2009, 12:13:06 PM
I didn't like Idiocracy. I understood the message after ten minutes. After that, it was just beating you over the head with it. Can't carry that joke for an hour and a half.

I just saw Adventureland. Hated it. Went in expecting a comedy, turned out it was a weepy drama. At least the music was good.

Tricked me too, but i still enjoyed it. It was a believable story at least. Soundtrack did rock, and the main character in this film is doing a movie called Zombie Land that looks pretty funny.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 26, 2009, 12:17:24 PM
I didn't like Idiocracy. I understood the message after ten minutes. After that, it was just beating you over the head with it. Can't carry that joke for an hour and a half.

I just saw Adventureland. Hated it. Went in expecting a comedy, turned out it was a weepy drama. At least the music was good.

Tricked me too, but i still enjoyed it. It was a believable story at least. Soundtrack did rock, and the main character in this film is doing a movie called Zombie Land that looks pretty funny.

link to Zombieland trailer
http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/index.php?topic=29034.0
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on August 26, 2009, 12:20:54 PM
I didn't like Idiocracy. I understood the message after ten minutes. After that, it was just beating you over the head with it. Can't carry that joke for an hour and a half.

I just saw Adventureland. Hated it. Went in expecting a comedy, turned out it was a weepy drama. At least the music was good.

Tricked me too, but i still enjoyed it. It was a believable story at least. Soundtrack did rock, and the main character in this film is doing a movie called Zombie Land that looks pretty funny.

link to Zombieland trailer
http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/index.php?topic=29034.0

For some reason i've been ignoring that thread, save for one moment where I browsed thru it thinking it was THIS thread. Might've even posted in there too..
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: stevey on August 26, 2009, 11:28:30 PM
Idiocracy: sad-but-true/10

Idiocracy is a rare and astounding film - if nothing else, simply because they used actual filmed video from the future to make this movie.

Only recently seen this movie (couple months ago) and I have to agree with this rating.

"But it has blast processing" = "But its in HD/Hardcore" = "But its got electrolytes/what plants crave"

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 (http://xkcd.com/603/)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on August 27, 2009, 04:28:20 AM
Hitman. It was very silly and blatantly skipped bits in plot to make it coherent. I loved the chemistry between the male/female leads (i cant be bothered to type their names!).
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on August 27, 2009, 06:56:03 PM
I don't recall the thread where Galaxy Quest was talked about, but it was just announced it is coming to Blu-ray November 17th.

http://bluray.ign.com/articles/101/1019092p1.html (http://bluray.ign.com/articles/101/1019092p1.html)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on August 28, 2009, 12:56:35 AM
Just got back from District 9. Wow I was super impressed, definitely one of my favorite movies. What i found most amazing is how stunning the special effects were, better then many super big budget movies, it shows how much waste is put into so many films when District 9 can pull off some of the best visuals I've seen.

I really don't have any complaints about the movie. It was well paced, never dragged its feet, and it was realistically acted. Not to mention it was emotionally engaging and smart.

10/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: NWR_DrewMG on August 28, 2009, 06:13:54 AM
I'm the only person I know who didn't love District 9.  I'm not generally a nitpicker, but I ended up nitpicking that one to death.

Saw Semi Pro last night.  It was what it was, a really bad Will Ferrel comedy.  Too bad, lots of talent in the cast, but the writing was really lazy.  5/10.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Khushrenada on August 29, 2009, 10:42:44 PM
Marty = 7.5/10

Maybe you've heard of it, maybe you haven't. Best picture of 1955 or 1956, not going to bother too much on that detail. A pretty decent film about two lesser-attractive-people falling in love. However, it seems too unfinished. It also depicts life in an Italian family and there are a bunch of other subplots going on but in the end, the movie leaves you wondering what was going to happen with everyone. So, the movie ends up feeling like all set-up and no payoff. Except for with Marty and his finding a woman. That plot is settled but the rest of the secondary characters are left in the wind. I was surprised that the movie just ended. This movie is really just about a first date in a way but it's an awfully sweet first date and I was happy along with the main characters. There is also one hilarious side character that I thought was awesome because of his voice. If you ever see the movie, it's the guy who talks about a writer Mickey Spillane. Recommended if you want an idealized view of 1955 romance and life.


Shadow of a Doubt  8.5/10

One of the last big Alfred Hitchcock movies I haven't seen yet. It's a shame that the audience is left with no doubt right away as to whether the Uncle is guilty or not. I think it would have been better to keep toying with the audience's suspicion or doubt longer. That said, Joesph Cotton is awesome. It's worth watching the movie for his performance. Plus, once things are finally laid bare between the two main characters, it sets up an interesting finale and then we get to some real suspense. I'm surprised Hitchcock calls it his favorite film. There are others I like far more although I do admit that the ending to this would rank pretty high when it comes to Hitchcock movies. The ending is pretty darn good. And once again, there is another side character who I think is awesome. The character's name is Herb and the actor who plays him reminds me a lot of Rick Moranis. Seriously, you'd think Rick Moranis went back in time. He and the father of the family spend most of the movie talking about the ways they would kill one another. It's a concept that's a little out there but it keeps you entertained.


It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World - 9/10

Sure, The Simpson summerized and lampooned this movie in about 5 minutes compared to the 161 minutes this movie runs at but I still recommend seeing the whole thing. It's the greatest comedy epic of all time. I say that because I don't think any other comedy runs this long and has an intermission break making it the only comedy epic. If you've ever seen Rat Race, that's close enough to the same plot here. A bunch of people learn about a buried treasure and the race is on as they rush to beat each other to the prize. The thing that sets this movie apart is that they tried to bring in as many famous comedians as they could at that time. Buster Keaton and the 3 Stooges make appearances. Some cameos I have no clue who the people were which now make the scenes they are in totally random.

The funny thing about this movie is that you probably aren't going to laugh out loud a lot. It might seem strange to recommend a comedy so highly then but it comes from the spirit of things. You just sort of grin along at the mayhem unfolding. There are a couple characters who you do make you laugh everytime they come on the screen. One is Sylvester Marcus who plays a thickheaded momma's boy and the other is Otto Meyer, a real weasel. If you see the movie, chances are you'll recognize Otto Meyer from The Simpsons episode: "Homer the Vigilante" when there is a cat burgler in town. At the end of the episode there is a mad dash through town for his hidden loot. That's the lampoon of this movie. One scene has a man in a fedora shaking his fist at Bart as his car goes down a river. That's Otto Meyer. Appearantly, even The Simpson writers thought he was hilarious enough to include one of his scenes in that episode.

The other thing that surprises me about this move is the stuntwork in it. I was amazed at the amount of stuntwork done in this movie as I watched it again. They did some spectacular camera work and driving stunts for this movie. The best thing is that since this is 1963, you know that most of that was actually done in real life. I think it would be worth watching just for those scenes alone. Great stuff, great movie.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BeautifulShy on August 30, 2009, 01:21:28 AM
I rented It's a Mad,Mad,Mad, World many years ago and I loved the movie alot. What Khushrenada says is spot on. Excellent Movie!!
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Mop it up on August 30, 2009, 01:14:17 PM
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World - 9/10
That actually sounds like something I might like, I'll have to check it out.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: nickmitch on August 30, 2009, 04:48:44 PM
District 9: 8.5/10

Like everyone said, the movie was really good, very well done.  I just didn't get completely blown away.  However, I was very impressed.  It was exactly like my friend described it to me: "Like, Emperor's New Groove, but with more violence."
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on August 30, 2009, 04:56:46 PM
when I watched Rat Race, i was like hey....this reminds me of a movie i saw years ago!
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Khushrenada on August 30, 2009, 11:53:20 PM
when I watched Rat Race, i was like hey....this reminds me of a movie i saw years ago!

I loved Rat Race when it came out. When reading reviews for Rat Race, I learned that it was inspired from this movie which caused me to check it out the first time. Glad I did. I should watch Rat Race again to see how it holds up. It's been quite a few years now since I last saw it.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on August 31, 2009, 09:44:28 AM
Taking Woodstock: 7.5/10

(explanation to come, I have to take a lunch break)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on August 31, 2009, 03:18:23 PM
Somebody here a long time ago (maybe 2-3 weeks) mentioned The Boondock Saints. I was hanging out with some guys last night not going to some big party on campus and we watched it. The parts that I was actually paying attention to and we weren't talking over were pretty cool. I'd give it at least an 8 or an 8.5 out of 10. The problem is I didn't catch a lot of it, but I caught enough of it that I don't feel like watching it again, at least not any time soon.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on August 31, 2009, 03:39:39 PM
It Happened One Night The first romantic comedy 4.5 stars

I'm going through the AFI top 100 films list in a race with a friend of mine. Loser has to buy dinner. If I lose, it's going to be a $300+ meal at the top of the Space Needle. I got 55 movies to go, so I better win!
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 31, 2009, 05:28:12 PM
It Happened One Night The first romantic comedy 4.5 stars

I'm going through the AFI top 100 films list in a race with a friend of mine. Loser has to buy dinner. If I lose, it's going to be a $300+ meal at the top of the Space Needle. I got 55 movies to go, so I better win!

We expect a rating on each and every single one. ;D
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Khushrenada on August 31, 2009, 09:04:46 PM
You know, I keep meaning to see that movie but I always end up choosing something else. I should take a look at that list again and see how many titles there are I still haven't watched.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Jamaican Mario Scholar on August 31, 2009, 10:25:18 PM
Riff Trax Mystery Science Theater: Plan 9 from Outer Space

The riff was broadcast live into theaters from Nashville, TN and was tape delayed on the west coast, which was probably better since the weather didn't interfere for us. After a brief introduction the 50s "instructional" video called Flying Stewardess started, and they tore right into the opening credits like the old days--no holds barred.

After the short, there was an intermission with an ipod giveaway, some commercial spoofs, and a guy that sang 2 sci-fi themed songs on guitar, one about zombies and another about the future. While I wanted to get on with the movie, I was amused. The gang also had a song about the other 8 Plans, which was also ok.

Plan 9 is classic B-movie sci-fi infamy... it's the movie Seinfeld wanted to see while waiting around at the Chinese Restaurant. While I don't agree that it's "the worst movie ever made" (I've seen far worse on MST), it is full of sheer incompetence that, oddly enough, doesn't start off too terribly: a ufo lands in a cemetery and starts doing bad stuff. Little by little though, the stupid adds up: the scenes repeatedly jump from day to night, the characters point their guns around at stuff like they were toy gun props, the...antagonists wander around on screen for no apparent reason, and the last 15 minutes is a clusterfark of people rambling on about the danger over in the distance and arguing with alien-people.

A joke about the car 'face', a fake soliloquy (TIME FOR GO TO BEDDDD), [Servo] going overboard with details, and [Crow] pretending to read the credits toooo slowwwly was all very reminiscent of the show. Actually, they did hold back the absurdly obscure references which is alright by me; more stuff to laugh at. And laugh I did, more than any other time at the movie theater bar none. Well worth the extra $3 or so.

10/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on September 01, 2009, 12:11:38 AM
To Kill a Mockingbird 4.5 stars. Gregory Peck is fantastic as a man who keeps losing but perseveres.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: bustin98 on September 01, 2009, 05:53:12 AM
when I watched Rat Race, i was like hey....this reminds me of a movie i saw years ago!
This is awesome. I'm teaching my kids to let me know when they are prarie-dogging.

No, not really
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on September 01, 2009, 07:45:13 AM
Taking Woodstock: 7.5/10

(explanation to come, I have to take a lunch break)

So i forgot to update this after i took lunch yesterday...

This film while very enjoyable, suffered from its shitty marketing that made it look more like a movie about woodstock, as opposed to a movie that happens to take place during woodstock. Its the same shitty marketing that has one of our forum members upset at Adventureland being billed as a comedy (and its okay, it happened to me too but i still enjoyed that film.)

The film was more about Elliot, played by Dimitri Martin (who was excellent by the way) and his trouble with his family basically holding him back. Their efforts in housing thousands of people that are attending the festival is what moves the plot and both brings the family together and drives them apart. So for those of you thinking you'd see a movie about hippies dropping acid, dancing naked, smoking weed, groovin to tunes and sliding in mud.. well this movie has that, but in small doses (save for the nudity, so if you're not up for a lot of male and female full frontal, this movie isn't for you). Aslo, for the fact that the majority of this movie takes place during woodstock.. the lack of tunes was a little dissapointing. Every now and again you might of heard someone like Joplin playing faintly in the background, but that was it..

Aside from the nitpicking though, it was still a fun movie to watch and one I might even watch again. Maybe not a dvd purchase, but a rental or such.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: vudu on September 01, 2009, 10:39:53 AM
I'm going through the AFI top 100 films list in a race with a friend of mine. Loser has to buy dinner. If I lose, it's going to be a $300+ meal at the top of the Space Needle. I got 55 movies to go, so I better win!

I tried something similar a few years ago.  Unfortunately, I was a little too ambitious and went with the top 1,000 films.  I got a couple hundred into it but a lot of the movies were very old and either hard to find at the video store (this was before Netflix) or I had simply never heard of.  I really should try again some day.

You know, I keep meaning to see that movie but I always end up choosing something else.

Eh, I didn't like it that much.  The story was trite and doesn't hold up well by today's standards.  That, and I don't really care for Clark Gable and the woman in the movie was just plain annoying.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on September 01, 2009, 12:35:45 PM
Don't listen to vudu He's mafia It Happened One Night is very good. It creates a lot of conventions of modern day romantic comedies. If you watch it in that context it really is groundbreaking. Things like the two leads disliking each other, being forced to spend time together and getting into wacky adventures is cliche now, but back then it was fresh and new.

It's like complaining that those Lord of the Rings movies ripped off Dungeons and Dragons...
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: vudu on September 01, 2009, 12:54:05 PM
I didn't say it wasn't a historically important movie.  I said it hasn't aged well.  For all its influence, it's really just not very much fun to watch.

Maybe I just don't like romantic comedies.  You can make a unique, mouth-watering extreme sandwich, but if you use **** instead of mayo it's not going to taste very good.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Khushrenada on September 01, 2009, 01:48:15 PM
Two... opinions! ...Each..... polor opposites! What.... would Kirk do?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on September 01, 2009, 01:49:11 PM
Two... opinions! ...Each..... polor opposites! What.... would Kirk do?

Rip his shirt off and beat both into submission.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on September 01, 2009, 03:31:20 PM
I didn't say it wasn't a historically important movie.  I said it hasn't aged well.  For all its influence, it's really just not very much fun to watch.

Maybe I just don't like romantic comedies.  You can make a unique, mouth-watering extreme sandwich, but if you use **** instead of mayo it's not going to taste very good.

Ugh... remind me not to check the extreme sandwhich thread next time its updated.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on September 01, 2009, 07:30:17 PM
Do you like When Harry Met Sally?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on September 01, 2009, 11:05:48 PM
Taking Woodstock: 7.5/10

(explanation to come, I have to take a lunch break)

So i forgot to update this after i took lunch yesterday...

This film while very enjoyable, suffered from its shitty marketing that made it look more like a movie about woodstock, as opposed to a movie that happens to take place during woodstock. Its the same shitty marketing that has one of our forum members upset at Adventureland being billed as a comedy (and its okay, it happened to me too but i still enjoyed that film.)

The film was more about Elliot, played by Dimitri Martin (who was excellent by the way) and his trouble with his family basically holding him back. Their efforts in housing thousands of people that are attending the festival is what moves the plot and both brings the family together and drives them apart. So for those of you thinking you'd see a movie about hippies dropping acid, dancing naked, smoking weed, groovin to tunes and sliding in mud.. well this movie has that, but in small doses (save for the nudity, so if you're not up for a lot of male and female full frontal, this movie isn't for you). Aslo, for the fact that the majority of this movie takes place during woodstock.. the lack of tunes was a little dissapointing. Every now and again you might of heard someone like Joplin playing faintly in the background, but that was it..

Aside from the nitpicking though, it was still a fun movie to watch and one I might even watch again. Maybe not a dvd purchase, but a rental or such.

Yeah, I haven't seen that movie yet, but thats basically what Ang Lee said on the Colbert Report. He mentioned its not really a concert movie, and that the stage while in the background, was not focused on.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on September 02, 2009, 12:52:58 AM
Singin' in the Rain Four stars. Gene Kelly is a ninja with his feet.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on September 02, 2009, 08:50:12 AM
Sorta wish I saw him on the Colbert Report than, I like knowing what i'm getting myself into before seeing a movie. Luckily this was one of those rare pleasant surprises, it's really a good movie but only slightly above average. There's a lot of characters or moments that leave you wondering at the end, and while sometimes a little wondering can be a good thing it wasn't in this case because those characters or moments never really developed.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: vudu on September 02, 2009, 10:35:43 AM
Do you like When Harry Met Sally?

It was okay.  Billy Crystal is the man.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Khushrenada on September 02, 2009, 09:56:59 PM
The Thin Man = 6.5/10

Old 1934 detective movie. The difference is that unlike a lot of noir thrillers or detective mysteries during this time, this one is given more humor. The mystery itself is alright but watching this movie, the mystery is just there to give us a purpose so we can watch the detective and his wife and glimps the great banter between them. It's hard to figure out how best to describe the characters. The detective, Nick Charles, is a man who seems bored with all detective work as though he's seen it all. In fact, he hasn't even done detective work in 4 years. He loves alcohol and parties. But most especially, he seems to love being around his wife as they give each other a hard time. Nora Charles, the wife, wants to see her husband actually take on a case for once. She is able to hold her own with Nick and loves the unrespectability Nick brings into their life. You see, she comes from a rich family and is respectable wheres Nick comes from a background of being a detective and meeting all kinds of unscrupulous people.

I feel that I haven't done this film enough justice in reviewing it which is a shame. This movie was so good, it inspired 5 more sequels creating the "Thin Man" series. This movie itself was nominated for a best picture back in 1934. I have to say, I've seen a lot of older films from the 30's and 40's and this one holds up remarkably well. The characters of Nick and Nora I think would be welcomed by a movie audience today. The actors who played them did a great job and the reason you watch this movie is to be in their company really. The only problem with this movie is that they spend too much time with other characters and trying to build a mystery when I'd rather just watch Nick and Nora interact. Plus, the mystery is rather lackluster in the end. For that, I feel this movie ends up being rather average. It's like The Pink Panther. The movie is ok but you'd rather it focused more on Inspecter Clouseau which is what the sequels did making them better than the original. Speaking of which:


Another Thin Man - 9/10

The first sequel in the series. This movie starts up right where the first movie left off. In fact, the first movie had the mystery being solved around Christmas time and this one is solved around New Years. It also more funny than the first movie. There are a lot of great laughs in this movie. One of the best comes from when they couple finally get home and their pet dog Asta goes to see his wife, Mrs. Asta. That reunion scene is hilarious and my brother and I couldn't believe that they were making such a joke back in 1936. This movie even has a young James Stewart. I can never get enough of that accent.

In this movie, less time is spent with the mystery than the first one which is great. In fact, one isn't even sure what the mystery is at first. It appears it might have something to do with a disappearance but that is wrapped up fast. There is some kind of a job being pulled but one isn't sure what it is. It isn't until a character is killed that we finally get the mystery underway. And unlike the first movie, this mystery has a few twists to it to keep me guessing until the very end. My only problem is the actual solution of the mystery but I'll let you see it for yourself. While you probably don't have to see the first movie to enjoy this film, I will admit that having seen the first movie did help add a bit more to the enjoyment of this film, so you may want to make it a two-parter.


One last thing I want to mention about these two films is how they hilariously blow your suspension of disbelief at the end. In both movies, all the suspects are gathered in a room where the killer is at last identified. But there is absolutely no way such an event could take place in real life. If you watch the films, you'll know what I mean. Both times this happened at the end, I just shook my head as all kinds of different reasons came into my head as to why this could never occur. I will also admit that the first movie did the gathering of suspects in a much funnier way than the second movie. That might be the one case where the sequel didn't match the original.


Now I want to seek out the rest of the movies in this series. Great, great stuff.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on September 02, 2009, 10:34:00 PM
Oh man, the Thin Man is a great series. I enjoyed the novel too.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on September 03, 2009, 12:52:03 AM
All About Eve Actresses covet each other. Four Stars
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on September 03, 2009, 06:12:04 AM
For all the people who watched District 9. Have any of you watched Moon?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on September 03, 2009, 09:52:59 AM
For all the people who watched District 9. Have any of you watched Moon?

I'm sorry, I don't like cheesey movies (http://www.instantrimshot.com)

I know, i know.. (http://www.instantcrickets.com)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: vudu on September 03, 2009, 11:35:40 AM
6.5 for The Thin Man sounds about right.

All About Eve is fantastic.  That better be 4 out of 4, ShyGuy!

Have you gotten to Sunset Blvd yet?  It's another great one.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on September 03, 2009, 11:01:01 PM
I employ a four star rating system that goes up to five stars.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BeautifulShy on September 04, 2009, 12:12:59 AM
I saw Outbreak on TV tonight.
I would give it a 4 out of 5.

It is a movie that is about 1 man that has seen all types of Viruses and there is a new strand and he tries to stop it from spreading across the US. Dustin Hoffman, Renee Ruso, Morgan Freeman, Cuba Gooden Jr star in the movie. They play their parts well.
Also has a bit of 1 small group standing up against a large group.

Great movie.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on September 04, 2009, 01:06:10 AM
Vertigo Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece. Very twisted in places. 4.5 stars.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Khushrenada on September 04, 2009, 08:25:59 AM
Ah Vertigo. I love that movie. I watch it every year if not more than that. One thing that truly elevates the film is the score by Bernard Herrman. I sometimes feel I'm watching the movie just to listen to the music. It is such a sad longing sound yet it also gives an air of inevability to it, of having to move ever forward with sadness. And it's a good thing Mr. Herrman got it right since this movie doesn't have a lot of dialogue. The music puts the viewer in the right mood for the story. Of course, it has James Stewart which adds to the greatness. I love his speech at the end of the movie. "You were a very apt pupil!" And the ending. What a film.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on September 04, 2009, 10:53:19 AM
"Outbreak" is based on a book called "The Hot Zone" about the brief, very scary outbreak of the Ebola virus in the United States.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: nickmitch on September 04, 2009, 07:55:02 PM
For all the people who watched District 9. Have any of you watched Moon?

No.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Khushrenada on September 04, 2009, 09:42:33 PM
Hey, Shyguy, what movies do you still have left to see on the list?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on September 05, 2009, 12:19:42 AM
About half of them vudu. It's a big list.

Spartacus The most awesome chin in history demonstrates the importance of freedom. Four stars.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 05, 2009, 09:22:19 AM
Man behind the sun .....WTF/10                 sometimes referred to as Men behind the Sun

You can see the whole movie in pieces on youtube, but I'm not sure if you want to(I saw it on DVD). This movie is like the Japanese version of the Nazi Concentration Camps, only instead of Jews, its Chinese people. For 1988 the special effects are top-notch, but it was absolutely disgusting. I believe it took place during WWII and human torture experiments were taking place. It was all about coming up with the most effective (and inventive?) way of dismembering/disfiguring/killing another human being. I'm not sure if it's based on true events or not, but I sure as hell hope not. Anyway, I can't recommend this movie to anyone, but if your into gross out horror/drama & asian explotation.....
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on September 05, 2009, 05:49:07 PM
District 9 9/10

The main character....this is his first acting gig aside from a short....wow.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on September 05, 2009, 05:59:06 PM
District 9 9/10

The main character....this is his first acting gig aside from a short....wow.

I believe he adlibed most everything as well.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on September 06, 2009, 01:05:37 PM
Sunset Boulevard Older Actress get a boy toy. Four Stars
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on September 06, 2009, 04:07:49 PM
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas 10/10

all i can say is WOW
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: D_Average on September 06, 2009, 08:32:31 PM
Bring it On!
4/5 - Had it not been for the casting of Eliza Dushku, it would have landed a 1/5.  She is my Megan Fox.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Dasmos on September 06, 2009, 09:02:16 PM
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas 10/10

all i can say is WOW

Ya. I know, right?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 06, 2009, 09:09:59 PM
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas 10/10

all i can say is WOW

Ya. I know, right?

I just added it to my Netflix Instant Watch list.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: kraken613 on September 06, 2009, 10:40:02 PM
The Soloist - 8.5/10

Duplicity- 6/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on September 07, 2009, 12:15:01 AM
Lethal Weapon 2 DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY!!! 3 Stars.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: D_Average on September 07, 2009, 12:18:24 AM
Disclosure
3/5 - Predictable.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on September 07, 2009, 11:42:52 PM
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Jimmy Stewart brings me to tears. Five stars.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 07, 2009, 11:54:15 PM
Clash of the Titans (http://www.netflix.com/WiPlayer?movieid=60000844&trkid=1211018) - 7.5/10

I love Greek Mythology and I'm looking forward to the remake (http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/index.php?topic=29034.msg547687#msg547687) of this coming out soon just because some of the special effects really don't hold up too well and this movie deserves a quality remake.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on September 07, 2009, 11:59:34 PM
Clash of the Titans (http://www.netflix.com/WiPlayer?movieid=60000844&trkid=1211018) - 7.5/10

I love Greek Mythology and I'm looking forward to the remake of this coming out soon just because some of the special effects really don't hold up too well and this movie deserves a quality remake.

I love Greek Mythology as well (Wish there were more video games set in it! Heck I'd like more movies based on Greek Mythology) and I'm really looking forward to the remake.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on September 08, 2009, 06:25:38 AM
My Boss' Daughter (on comedy central) 1/10

I hate this movie, its so stupid. It was on in the background and I didn't bother to change it, and happened to catch a scene/joke I never saw before (I've never actually seen the whole movie in one sitting, its just on so much that I've caught most of it).

(Scene) Ashton's character is outside his boss' house after his pet owl flies away, and the rest of the cast tries to calm him down.

(Ashton, with 3 random blondes walking past him, his back turned) "This is no time to relax, OJ is on the loose!"

(Blondes) Look of panic is on their eyes as they scatter

The joke actually made me chuckle so I gave it a pity point. Aside from that this movie is terrible, then again what do you expect from Ashton Kutcher and Tara Reid? Poor Andy Richter though.. he deserves better crap than this.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on September 08, 2009, 10:37:58 AM
The special effects don't hold up?!? There is more heart and soul in each one of those stop-motion maquettes than any CG monstrosity. I love old-school Harryhousen/Tippet effects. I'm excited about the remake too, but I hope they use SOME stop-motion as an homage.

Anyway...

Re-watched "Mimic." Doesn't quite hold up today. The effects are Sci-Fi channel quality. The bugs kill everybody except Mira Sorvina? Com'on.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: vudu on September 08, 2009, 10:55:50 AM
Sunset Boulevard Older Actress get a boy toy. Four Stars

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Jimmy Stewart brings me to tears. Five stars.

Apparently ShyGuy doesn't know that five is a bigger number than 4.  No way is Mr. Smith better than Sunset Blvd!
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 08, 2009, 11:38:49 AM
The special effects don't hold up?!? There is more heart and soul in each one of those stop-motion maquettes than any CG monstrosity. I love old-school Harryhousen/Tippet effects. I'm excited about the remake too, but I hope they use SOME stop-motion as an homage.


I said some of the effects didn't hold up too well. Like Posieden turning the crank under water, when claymation was in the foreground and video was highly degraded running in the back. All the claymation was top notch and I had no issue with any of that. It was the video layering where most of the problems lay.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on September 08, 2009, 12:20:06 PM
Hate stop motion. So I'll include all stop motion effects as well. Also did I mention I hate elitist crap bashing CGI? A lot of work goes into good CGI as well. Like stop motion there are some that are OK (Never good IMO, I hated stop motion before CGI was even thought of) and some that is terrible.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 08, 2009, 12:29:42 PM
The Stop-motion was top notch for when it took place, and stop motion was a painstakingly slow process up until the last 10 years or so. But modern big budget CGI will do wonders for a movie like this if the movie is handled properly. With the people involved, I have confidence they will do this movie justice and hopefully make it many times better than the original.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on September 08, 2009, 12:34:38 PM
The Stop-motion was top notch for when it took place, and stop motion was a painstakingly slow process up until the last 10 years or so. But modern big budget CGI will do wonders for a movie like this if the movie is handled properly. With the people involved, I have confidence they will do this movie justice and hopefully make it many times better than the original.

I know stop-motion takes a lot of work doesn't mean I have to like watching it. The trouble with Stop-motion is that it was kind of limited in what you could do with it. Personally my favorite types of movies are with a good mix of CGI and traditional special effects such as animatronics. Hopefully they do spend a lot of time on the CGI in the Titan movie, the technology is definitely there, it just needs a lot of work to put together some good visuals.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on September 08, 2009, 02:20:15 PM
It's not for everybody, although another big plus to SM effects is that because each maquette is very expensive to build, the effects are used fairly sparingly, which forces directors and writers to build suspense in other ways. You don't see that very much anymore.

Advances in maquette building (which is molded now, not individually sculpted), cheaper production costs, and digital cameras have made SM much more practical today. I mean, there's been a comeback: Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, Wallace & Gromit, Coraline, and The Fantastic Mr. Fox (coming soon). There are things you can do with SM that you can't do in CG and vice versa. They both have their place.

What I really miss is traditional 2D animated movies. What makes me happy is that every since John Lassater took over Disney, he's been making strides in bringing it back. Look for a new traditional Disney movie...complete with a new princess...soon.

FUN FACT!

Jurassic Park was going to be done, originally, with SM maquettes. If you have the DVD, you can watch Phil Tippet's original "raptors in the kitchen" sequence with SM raptors. Aside from the silly varanid tongues, it looks pretty cool. And that's just test footage!
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 08, 2009, 02:32:41 PM
How can you leave out Robot Chicken!?

&  dont believe there is anything you can do with SM that you can't do with CG and do it better. You can make CG look like SM if you want. With CG, time, tech & imagination is the only barriers you have.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on September 08, 2009, 02:57:10 PM
Well, okay, here's an assignment:

Go watch "Wallance & Gromit and the Curse of the Were-Rabbit," then watch "Flushed Away," which is CG trying imitate SM, including by using different mouths instead of a single ever-changing mouth.

There's a "sheen" to the CG look that's not present in SM.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 08, 2009, 03:18:15 PM
that sounds like they didn't have enough time to get the effect they wanted, or maybe it was exactly as they wanted it. Either way, with enough time & talent on the right equipment with a big enough budget, there is nothing they can't do with CG today.

Which is probably why they went with CG on Jurrasic Park over the not as impressive or lifelike Claymation.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on September 08, 2009, 03:37:24 PM
Sunset Boulevard Older Actress get a boy toy. Four Stars

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Jimmy Stewart brings me to tears. Five stars.

Apparently ShyGuy doesn't know that five is a bigger number than 4.  No way is Mr. Smith better than Sunset Blvd!

Mr Smith Goes to Washington was the better movie. But they were both spectacular. I have a four star scale but occasionaly a movie exceeds that scale and gets higher than four stars. Think of it this way: Resident Evil Four would be Four Stars. Super Mario Bros 3 would be Five Stars.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on September 08, 2009, 04:28:37 PM
The special effects don't hold up?!? There is more heart and soul in each one of those stop-motion maquettes than any CG monstrosity. I love old-school Harryhousen/Tippet effects. I'm excited about the remake too, but I hope they use SOME stop-motion as an homage.

Anyway...
Re-watched "Mimic." Doesn't quite hold up today. The effects are Sci-Fi channel quality. The bugs kill everybody except Mira Sorvina? Com'on.

haha the first time I watched Mimic was in theaters, we walked out.

I didn't know about how they(movie theaters) do things though...i mean. The theater had cropped the film wrong, so we could see the microphone bobbing at the top of the screen for the 66% of the movie we watched. I couldn't take the film seriously. Out of nowhere microphone just came in as a character all comically. It was there like the whole time. The audience was laughing at it.

At the time i thought the movie was just poorly made, but now i know that they always leave the microphone in and it was the theater's doing for not adjusting the projector right.  I eventually watched it later on home video.

Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Khushrenada on September 08, 2009, 10:53:21 PM
Sunset Boulevard Older Actress get a boy toy. Four Stars

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Jimmy Stewart brings me to tears. Five stars.

Apparently ShyGuy doesn't know that five is a bigger number than 4.  No way is Mr. Smith better than Sunset Blvd!


I have to agree with Shyguy on this one. Except for the crying part. That would be It's A Wonderful Life. I still choke up at the end of that movie. Of course, I am more familiar with Mr. Smith vs Sunset Blvd. I only just saw Sunset Blvd about a year or so ago whereas I have seen Mr. Smith about 4 times so I can remember it more.

That said, I'd like to go back and make a comment about a couple of films. All About Eve and Sunset Blvd. I recently saw All About Eve around the start of the year. What I took away from that movie was a contrast between actors that had come before and actors that were coming. Bette Davis is an actress because she likes it. Eve is an actress because she wants to be like Bette Davis. At the end of the movie with the young school girl looking in the mirror, that cycle is being repeated a thousandfold.

I remember thinking about Micheal Jackson after Sunset Blvd. Him and a few other famous figures who were no longer at the heights they were before. It seemed to be a tale of how people like that can never seem to let go off their past when they were big. They still desire attention and will do much to get it. In fact, a scandal is welcome since it brings them back to the front of the cameras. In fact, there were many other things about celebrity it seemed to comment on but that was the idea that stuck with me the most after seeing it.



If I may make some movie suggestions, I would like to hear Shyguy's thoughts on Patton and Amadeus. If you watch Lawrence of Arabia, make sure it is on a widescreen. I also watched that again earlier in the year and this time on a nice widescreen tv and it was much better experience. That's why I was asking which movies you had left to see. I was curious what to expect. Also, are you going by the original 100 list or the updated version?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on September 08, 2009, 11:16:10 PM
This is the list the contest is taking place over. http://connect.afi.com/site/DocServer/100Movies.pdf?docID=301

It's too much work for me to list the 50+ movies I've already seen.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on September 08, 2009, 11:28:17 PM
actually I watched Lawrence of Arabia right before I watched the boy in the striped pyjamas, I don't know how i forgot to mention it

Lawrence of Arabia 10/10 good in a Citizen Kane sort of way

speaking of..

Citizen Kane 10/10 good in a Citizen Kane sort of way

right after I watched the boy in striped pyjamas I watch Kubriks The Shining
Now I had seen the shining a dozen times, but often times I was distracted doing other things like cleaning and organizing..it was just sort of running in the background. This time I decided to do nothing, but sit and watch it the whole way through. i did intermission though in the middle of the movie to make a sandwich, but i didn't miss 1 instant. I even noticed the helicopter blades in the intro.  Shining 8.8/10

While I'm reviewing Kubrik movies A Clockwork Orange 10/10..good stuff

2001: Space Odyssey... I'll have to rewatch it, I fell asleep during the movie and woke up realizing that I had to take it back immediately since it was late. I had spent the whole day cleaning

Dr. Strange Love... 8/10 hillarious movie

Full Metal Jacket 9/10 I should watch it again.


--------
Capricorn One 8/10 some of the monologues are pretty good, a little aged of a movie, but I liked it

"Defcon 4"   8/10         I don't want to give it an 8 because its so cheap/cheesy at the same time it had some pretty cool post apocalyptic scenarios. When I was reading walking dead the President character totally reminded me of the villian dude from defcon 4

Night of the Comet 8/10 for quality 10/10 for Nostalgia

Delicatessen 8/10 another great post apocalyptic..its funny i was looking at a website where this artist drew various pictures of characters from various movies, and I noticed the main character from Delicatessen, If I hadn't watched the movie the day before I wouldn't have noticed and laughed. It was on a completely unrelated google search too. Funny how things you filtered out pop up so frequently once they become known.





Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on September 09, 2009, 12:09:03 AM
West Side Story Whites and Puerto Ricans try to kill each other with dance, then move on to more effective means. Two stars.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 09, 2009, 01:27:11 AM
Garbage Pail Kids: The Movie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joKXSRuZJuQ) - WTF/10

I owe myself some time back for sitting through most of it, but it had about 1 or 2 lulz out of it.
One of those movies you question why it was ever made. One of those movies you question why you ever watched.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on September 09, 2009, 05:10:12 AM
Garbage Pail Kids: The Movie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joKXSRuZJuQ) - WTF/10

I owe myself some time back for sitting through most of it, but it had about 1 or 2 lulz out of it.
One of those movies you question why it was ever made. One of those movies you question why you ever watched.

One of those movies I question why I own..

Oh thats right, it was a gag gift for my brother who used to collect those cards almost religiously. We watched it together but he never took it home with him, so its sitting in my room collecting dust.

Definately agree with your score.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 09, 2009, 05:18:15 AM
An American Werewolf in Paris (http://www.netflix.com/WiPlayer?movieid=1181695&trkid=1211024) - 7.5/10

I could have sworn I've seen this movie before a long time ago, and I might have, but I don't remember it being so funny. Not unintentional funny like some horror movies are, but this one is like a comedy that revolves around werewolves. It was a fun movie to watch. Now I have to put the original on my Netflix list since I can't Instant Watch it like I did this one, even though I've seen the original before..
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: vudu on September 09, 2009, 10:58:40 AM
Do The Right Thing

Worst opening credit sequence ever out of OMG Spike Lee's wearing spandex bicycle shorts throughout the entire film (roughly translates to a 3.5)

I enjoyed the movie but it definitely has its roots firmly planted in the 80s.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: vudu on September 09, 2009, 11:09:21 AM
This is the list the contest is taking place over. http://connect.afi.com/site/DocServer/100Movies.pdf?docID=301

I've seen 67 of these movies.

Funny enough, there's a span of 10 of them--from 56 to 65--that I missed.  I found it weird that they lined up that way.

Also, Sunset Blvd. is listed at #16; Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is #26.  I was right.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 09, 2009, 12:02:16 PM
I haven't seen any of those movies that fall before 1970 with the exceptions of
Psycho(1960), Wizard of Oz(1939), In the Heat of the Night(1967), Snow White(1937), High Noon(1952), 2001: ASO(1968),

I didn't count how many of the movies I have seen altogether yet though.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on September 09, 2009, 12:06:04 PM
Also, Sunset Blvd. is listed at #16; Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is #26.  I was right.

Not to be political, but I think this makes you a communist, vudu. You're going to be blacklisted. By me. Around the head and neck area.

Tonight is either in the Heat of the Night or Sophie's Choice. Stay tuned!
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on September 09, 2009, 12:07:05 PM
Also, Sunset Blvd. is listed at #16; Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is #26.  I was right.

Not to be political, but I think this makes you a communist, vudu. You're going to be blacklisted. By me. Around the head and neck area.

Tonight is either in the Heat of the Night or Sophie's Choice. Stay tuned!

Let Sophie choose for you.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Khushrenada on September 09, 2009, 01:23:29 PM
Also, Sunset Blvd. is listed at #16; Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is #26.  I was right.

Not to be political, but I think this makes you a communist, vudu. You're going to be blacklisted. By me. Around the head and neck area.

Tonight is either in the Heat of the Night or Sophie's Choice. Stay tuned!

Bah! I like the original list better. Now you won't see Dr. Zhivago.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: D_Average on September 09, 2009, 07:08:27 PM
Mallrats --> 5/5 - Still fresh.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on September 09, 2009, 11:45:35 PM
Sophie's Choice Sophie chooses Coke over Pepsi. Four Stars.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on September 10, 2009, 01:06:43 AM
she should have chosen RC, or DR. Pepper
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BranDonk Kong on September 10, 2009, 10:30:12 PM
Rambo - 673/10
Ok, more like a 7/10, but it was pretty gripping to watch. Could have been a little longer, at least they're making another one.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on September 10, 2009, 11:39:50 PM
In the Heat of the Night Riggs and Murtaugh solve a murder. Four Stars.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on September 11, 2009, 06:18:11 AM
Rambo - 673/10
Ok, more like a 7/10, but it was pretty gripping to watch. Could have been a little longer, at least they're making another one.

You mean its the newest Rambo you watched? Just making sure. That movie was pretty decent, I wouldn't mind seeing its sequel.. But god Stallone is so old.. yeesh.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on September 11, 2009, 10:19:10 AM
Rambo - 673/10
Ok, more like a 7/10, but it was pretty gripping to watch. Could have been a little longer, at least they're making another one.

You mean its the newest Rambo you watched? Just making sure. That movie was pretty decent, I wouldn't mind seeing its sequel.. But god Stallone is so old.. yeesh.

I would rate the last Rambo movie higher than a 7, but I have to re-watch it to score it. It was well made, it built up the tension before exploding it with a .50 cal machine gun. Sure Stallone didn't take his shirt off, but he did us a favor.

I am pretty mixed on the sequel though since 4 ended, well, it ended. He finally went home. He did something special with 4 and it feels like this will end up as a Diehard 4.0. Sure he's in it and he says his lines, but it's just not Diehard/Rambo.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 11, 2009, 10:38:34 AM
Crank 2: High Voltage - Fun/10

If you completely dismiss the ridiculousness of what is happening and just go with it, thisis a very enjoyable movie. If you like the first one :thumbsup; this one literally picks up where the last one left off and turns up the WTFLOL meter to 11. movie spoilers ahead*There is a UltraMan scene for crying out loud.* and it was hilariously ridiculous right down to *the little clay people and their giant deformed faces*. This whole movie was really an exercise to see how many different ways Chev Chelios could electrocute himself, but it was a really fun movie to watch the entire time.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Caliban on September 11, 2009, 11:19:10 AM
WTF BnM? I just watched my copy of Crank 2 also. Watched all the extras too. Can'twaitforCrank3/10.

movie spoilers ahead*There is a UltraMan scene for crying out loud.*

No, it's not. It's in reference to kaiju battles, and not just the one you mentioned.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 11, 2009, 11:29:17 AM
its a ultraman like scene. Giants in low budget props like godzilla movies. I have no idea what kaiju battles are.

Either way. a very fun movie that obviously doesn't take itself seriously.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on September 11, 2009, 11:50:01 AM
Agree with the Crank 2 scores. I never saw the first one until literally the day part 2 came out. I went out, bought the DVD and watched it, then headed off to the theatre to watch the sequel. It was pretty fucking awesome. Favorite moments: Full body turrets
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 11, 2009, 12:00:44 PM
Agree with the Crank 2 scores. I never saw the first one until literally the day part 2 came out. I went out, bought the DVD and watched it, then headed off to the theatre to watch the sequel. It was pretty fucking awesome. Favorite moments: Full body turrets

Full body turrets after the nunchuck fight, now that part got me.


tonites movie is Dance Flick (with the wayans).
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Caliban on September 11, 2009, 12:19:16 PM
Giants in low budget props = kaiju

You do now. :)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on September 11, 2009, 12:44:21 PM
Daikaiju: the lost art of giant rubber-suit monsters fighting each other.

Kaiju: Giant rubber-suit monsters.

Notable franchises: Ultraman, Power Rangers (which is basically Ultraman), Godzilla, Gamera, the 1980's version of King Kong.
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Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 11, 2009, 12:50:32 PM
So you're saying that I was right in my description?
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Post by: Caliban on September 11, 2009, 01:01:16 PM
Yes, but there is no Ultraman scene in the movie. It's its own awesome kaiju scene, and we're just telling you that there is a proper name, and now you know and knowing is half the battle GI JOE!
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Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 11, 2009, 01:46:57 PM
Thanks for the clarification, but I didn't literally mean Ultraman was in the movie, and I think everyone would know what I was talking about when they saw it, but now I think we both know where we were coming from now. Go Joe!!!
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Post by: ThePerm on September 11, 2009, 08:40:59 PM
Run Fat Boy Run 8/10  Wasn't at all as bad as everyone said it would be, not as good as Shawn of the Dead, or Hot Fuzz, but this isn't an Edgar Wright movie is it?

edit: after checking Rottentomatoes it seems clear, all the negative reviews seem to be a form of anti-schwimmertism. They seem to not hate the movie on its merit, but rather because David Schwimmer directed it. It wasn't hysterical, but i didn't think it was mediocre either. I thought some parts were quite sweet.
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Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 11, 2009, 09:30:53 PM
Run Fat Boy Run 8/10  Wasn't at all as bad as everyone said it would be, not as good as Shawn of the Dead, or Hot Fuzz, but this isn't an Edgar Wright movie is it?

edit: after checking Rottentomatoes it seems clear, all the negative reviews seem to be a form of anti-schwimmertism. They seem to not hate the movie on its merit, but rather because David Schwimmer directed it. It wasn't hysterical, but i didn't think it was mediocre either. I thought some parts were quite sweet.

It didn't suck, it was just nothing special.
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Post by: ShyGuy on September 12, 2009, 02:24:45 AM
Crank 2 Much sillier than the first one, it crosses the line really. It's about as nutritious as cotton candy. One and a Half Stars
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Post by: EasyCure on September 12, 2009, 08:11:09 AM
Extract: 6/10

The score seems a little harsh, in this day and age where 7's and 8's are given to mediocre games, but I don't mean it to be. Extract was an enjoyable movie, but very average IMO. All the characters were great, good performences all around, but the one thing that bothered me was that Mila Kunis' character not only had a much smaller role (weighed in screen time) than I expected, but by the end of the film felt like an afterthought in the storyline. The main plot could've done without her, or at least relagated her a more important part in a subplot or such. Be warned though, if you can't stand it when a movie ties up EVERYTHING in a nice little package.. then this one isnt for you.

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Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 12, 2009, 08:52:14 AM
I have a love hate relationship with Mila Kunis.
On one hand she is beautiful, i love her face, her body is cool, and her acting is good enough.
On the other hand, I can't stand her voice. Voicing Meg for Family Guy has made her voice irritating since that's what Meg is. Everytime she opens her mouth, all I hear is Meg whining about something, then I just picture something messed up happneing to her just to shut her up.

I really want to like all of Mila, but Meg just stands out too much.
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Post by: EasyCure on September 12, 2009, 09:13:50 AM
I have a love hate relationship with Mila Kunis.
On one hand she is beautiful, i love her face, her body is cool, and her acting is good enough.
On the other hand, I can't stand her voice. Voicing Meg for Family Guy has made her voice irritating since that's what Meg is. Everytime she opens her mouth, all I hear is Meg whining about something, then I just picture something messed up happneing to her just to shut her up.

I really want to like all of Mila, but Meg just stands out too much.

I felt that way until I saw Forgetting Sarah Marshall. She was really good in that, and not once did I think of Meg and became annoyed. Because she has surprisingly little screen time, i'm sure she wont bug you much in Extract.
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Post by: Halbred on September 12, 2009, 03:24:22 PM
Mila Kunis is gorgeous, and I say that after being totally unimpressed with her in That 70's Show, which poisoned the waters for me in regards to ANY of those cast members. But just like EasyCure, after Sarah Marshall, I was all about that girl.
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Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 12, 2009, 03:30:23 PM
I've seen sarah marshall, and she is good in that. She doesn't really get that loud, so the Meg in her doesn't come clawing at my ears. But the last movie I saw with her in it was Max Payne a few weeks ago. She was looking good, but I kept hearing Meg. Maybe it was because I wasn't really into the movie (i never did watch the last 20 minutes).
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Post by: BranDonk Kong on September 12, 2009, 10:14:22 PM
Resident Evil Degeneration - 6/10
I wouldn't recommend it for anyone who isn't a (big) fan of the video games, or at least who hasn't played through the Umbrella Chronicles-era games. I will say that the G-Virus mutant is completely badass, however. The movie would have made for an awesome game, and due to it being actually based on the games, I'd have to say it's easily still the best Resident Evil movie.
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Post by: ShyGuy on September 13, 2009, 12:17:22 AM
Lawrence of Arabia British office T.E. Lawrence is traveling in the desert. It is dry. Very dry. A long and difficult journey. I speak of the movie, not the desert. Heyooo! Three Stars.
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Post by: ThePerm on September 13, 2009, 02:36:11 AM
When i hear Meg i think of Jackie from That 70s Show, not the other way around. On the other hand the constant verbal abuse of Meg is hilarious, I had an ex named Meg..hhehehehehe Come to think of it my ex resembles Meg too
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Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 13, 2009, 02:41:06 AM
When i hear Meg i think of Jackie from That 70s Show, not the other way around. On the other hand the constant verbal abuse of Meg is hilarious, I had an ex named Meg..hhehehehehe Come to think of it my ex resembles Meg too

Kinda boyish and unattractive?

p.s. I never really watched that 70's show.
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Post by: ShyGuy on September 13, 2009, 01:39:41 PM
Shane Shane gets pulled back into fighting and shooting. Four stars
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Post by: NWR_insanolord on September 13, 2009, 03:00:38 PM
Monty Python's Life of Brian Not as consistent as Holy Grail but has some really funny parts and a great ending. 32/40
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Post by: ShyGuy on September 13, 2009, 11:23:39 PM
Gone With the Wind A spoiled brat ruins the lives of three husbands. Also, the Civil War. Four Stars.
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Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 14, 2009, 01:45:46 AM
Dance Flick - L/LOL

This movie start off pretty funny but quickly turns to stupid, then back to stupid funny, then back to just stupid, then ends on stupid funny again. Problem is that it rest on the side of just stupid for far too long in the movie, but a mood enhancer might have changed my whole outlook on the movie. A good watch for when you are with people that like to laugh and their laugh makes you laugh.
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Post by: Plugabugz on September 14, 2009, 04:54:20 AM
Dorian Gray. 6/10. It perfectly recaptured the World War 2 theme and art style, but that story was just weird. It didn't seem to grab me with what it was trying to do.
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Post by: EasyCure on September 14, 2009, 07:41:23 AM
Mila Kunis is gorgeous, and I say that after being totally unimpressed with her in That 70's Show, which poisoned the waters for me in regards to ANY of those cast members. But just like EasyCure, after Sarah Marshall, I was all about that girl.

^Same way regarding that 70s show, thats why I can't stand seeing Ashton Kutcher as anything but Michael Kelso; he's just not good at NOT being a 'tard.

I've seen sarah marshall, and she is good in that. She doesn't really get that loud, so the Meg in her doesn't come clawing at my ears.

There is one scene.. but instead of cringing at "Meg's" voice, I actually laugh at it.. After she jumps off the cliff into the ocean, and Peter (or whatever his name is. Oh god, did the voice of meg really have to have a character named Peter in the movie?) is just standing there. There's a line she has, while off camera, where she shouts "I can see your hoo-ha" or something along those lines, and its totally Meg Griffin coming out. I find it funny though, not sure why!

Dance Flick - L/LOL

A good watch for when you are with people that like to laugh and their laugh makes you laugh.

So I should just call Seth Rogen over than?
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Post by: nickmitch on September 14, 2009, 08:38:26 AM
As far as Mila Kunis goes, That 70s Show gave me my first impression of her, so that's what stuck.  I've been doing a good job of actively disconnecting her voice from her, so the Meg effect doesn't happen.

Also, anyone see 9 yet? I heard it was win.
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Post by: EasyCure on September 14, 2009, 09:53:09 AM
Also, anyone see 9 yet? I heard it was win.

Funny, I heard the opposite. The night I saw Extract, I was waiting for my girlfriend to come outta the bathroom, which was right next to the theatre that was playing 9 and heard a handful of people express their dissapointment. I heard everything from "It wasn't as good as i thought" and "I expected better" to a flat out "That sucked balls." Honestly, I forgot the movie was even out, and those quotes plus the dissapointed look everyone had that was leaving made me doubt wanting to see it any time soon. Another complaint i heard was that it was very short, is that true? How short was it?
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Post by: vudu on September 14, 2009, 10:25:39 AM
Dance Flick - L/LOL

This movie start off pretty funny but quickly turns to stupid, then back to stupid funny, then back to just stupid, then ends on stupid funny again. Problem is that it rest on the side of just stupid for far too long in the movie, but a mood enhancer might have changed my whole outlook on the movie. A good watch for when you are with people that like to laugh and their laugh makes you laugh.

I maintain that "Insemble" is the funniest line that I've heard in years.

Oh yeah, and I saw I Love You, Man.  Funny, but not a classic by any means.  There are a few really laugh-out-loud moments but it will be completely forgotten in a few years.
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Post by: Stogi on September 14, 2009, 10:28:53 AM
9 is that CG movie about a post apocalypic world where 9 things created by some scientist come to life or something weird like that. I want to see it because I'm a die hard Burton fan and it looks to be full of action.
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Post by: EasyCure on September 14, 2009, 12:02:43 PM
Dance Flick - L/LOL

This movie start off pretty funny but quickly turns to stupid, then back to stupid funny, then back to just stupid, then ends on stupid funny again. Problem is that it rest on the side of just stupid for far too long in the movie, but a mood enhancer might have changed my whole outlook on the movie. A good watch for when you are with people that like to laugh and their laugh makes you laugh.

I maintain that "Insemble" is the funniest line that I've heard in years.

Oh yeah, and I saw I Love You, Man.  Funny, but not a classic by any means.  There are a few really laugh-out-loud moments but it will be completely forgotten in a few years.

Ever since I saw I Love You, Man I've started saying "slap-ah da bass" when i see someone playing air-bass. Oddly enough, Paul Rudd is seen slappin an air bass in Knocked Up too!
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Post by: ShyGuy on September 15, 2009, 01:09:28 AM
Bonnie and Clyde Criminals waste their lives. Two Stars
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Post by: GoldenPhoenix on September 15, 2009, 03:05:27 AM
9 is that CG movie about a post apocalypic world where 9 things created by some scientist come to life or something weird like that. I want to see it because I'm a die hard Burton fan and it looks to be full of action.

Well Burton only produced it, he did not direct it. Still looks like an interesting movie.
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Post by: Stogi on September 15, 2009, 03:53:18 PM
What?

Nevermind then.
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Post by: GoldenPhoenix on September 15, 2009, 03:54:36 PM
What?

Nevermind then.

Yeah it is misleading when they advertise it. Now if it was Peter Jackson producing I'd have more confidence in the movie, but as it stands it looks interesting but I'm not sure. Alice in Wonderland should be amazing though.
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Post by: Stogi on September 15, 2009, 03:57:04 PM
Yeah, I can't wait for that one.
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Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 15, 2009, 04:02:21 PM
Alice in Wonderland looks wierd. I'll add it to the list though.
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Post by: GoldenPhoenix on September 15, 2009, 04:03:14 PM
Alice in Wonderland looks wierd. I'll add it to the list though.

A Tim Burton movie looking weird? OMG megaton. :)
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Post by: Stogi on September 15, 2009, 04:34:25 PM
Alice in Wonderland looks wierd.

(http://images.encyclopediadramatica.com/images/3/33/Futurama_Fry_Looking_Squint.jpg)
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Post by: ThePerm on September 15, 2009, 05:13:49 PM
Directors go on decline too. PeeWee < Beatlejuice < Batman = Edward Scissorhands > Batman returns << Ed Wood = Mars Attacks ?  Sleepy Hollow ?  Big Fish > Planet of the Apes > Charlie in the Chocalate Factory < The Corpse Bride > Sweeney Todd. Everything he's done since Mars Attacks hasn't been his best effort. Ed Wood is his best movie. I haven't seen Sleepy Hollow.

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Post by: Stogi on September 15, 2009, 05:20:39 PM
Sleepy Hollow's great and so is Charlie and the Chocolate factory; it's definitely better than The Corpse Bride.
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Post by: GoldenPhoenix on September 15, 2009, 06:10:49 PM
Charlie was awesome. Sleep Hollow was also a good movie, Big Fish was pretty good (and different), and Sweeney Todd was my favorite movie of that year, it was a fantastic musical.
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Post by: ShyGuy on September 15, 2009, 10:48:15 PM
The Graduate Horrible people ruin lives. Two and a Half Stars.
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Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 15, 2009, 10:52:18 PM
You seem kinda jaded by this movie marathon of less than stellar "Top 100" movies.
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Post by: ShyGuy on September 15, 2009, 11:47:05 PM
Some are great movies. fantastic. Some aren't. E.T. is the worst movie on the list that I've seen so far.
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Post by: GoldenPhoenix on September 16, 2009, 09:50:29 AM
Some are great movies. fantastic. Some aren't. E.T. is the worst movie on the list that I've seen so far.

I refuse to watch ET, it traumatized me as a kid when ET was found in the corn field. Give me any other horror movie but keep ET far FAR away from me.
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Post by: EasyCure on September 16, 2009, 09:56:10 AM
Some are great movies. fantastic. Some aren't. E.T. is the worst movie on the list that I've seen so far.

I refuse to watch ET, it traumatized me as a kid when ET was found in the corn field. Give me any other horror movie but keep ET far FAR away from me.

This makes me wish i had good video editing skills (see: ANY video editing skills at all) so i could burn you a copy of M. Night Shamalamadingdong's "Signs" and replace his aliens with ET, and watch your reaction..
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Post by: vudu on September 16, 2009, 10:46:29 AM
9 is that CG movie about a post apocalypic world where 9 things created by some scientist come to life or something weird like that. I want to see it because I'm a die hard Burton fan and it looks to be full of action.

Well Burton only produced it, he did not direct it. Still looks like an interesting movie.

To be fair, Burton didn't direct Nightmare Before Christmas or James & The Giant Peach either, and he only co-directed The Corpse Bride.  He's a producer on all these films because he's not that proficient with stop-animation.
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Post by: ShyGuy on September 16, 2009, 11:27:53 AM
Some are great movies. fantastic. Some aren't. E.T. is the worst movie on the list that I've seen so far.

I refuse to watch ET, it traumatized me as a kid when ET was found in the corn field. Give me any other horror movie but keep ET far FAR away from me.

I saw E.T. In the theaters when I was a little kid. People thought he was cute, but I thought he was grotesque. Even at the time, I thought the movie was annoying.
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Post by: Khushrenada on September 16, 2009, 02:10:42 PM
I have never seen E.T. either. I've seen bits and pieces but I was never interested in seeing the whole movie. I agree. He was kind of creepy. For an alien that is supposed to appeal to kids, he's kind of a failure. I was bringing up the fact that I had never seen E.T. with some friends of mine the other day and they couldn't believe. They were going on about how it is such a good movie and I should see it. Good to know there are other E.T. haters out there. Stay strong, compadres.


Although, I do agree with the sentiment that you might be getting jaded with all the movie watching. Lawrence of Arabia 3 stars? Although to be fair, I can see why you might feel that way. I wasn't too eager to see the movie again the first time I watched it. But, after some time passed, it began to grow on me and I finally watched it again and I liked it a whole lot more than that first viewing. Although, I find I like the movie more up to the intermission. After the intermission, the movie seems to meander and isn't as focused as before. Plus, it is just nothing but trouble for Lawrence. After rooting for him to succeed in the first part of the movie, it isn't that fun to watch the hero suffer for a long time. Once the march for Damascus begins, the movie picks up once more and the ending is good. I love that shot of him riding home.

Oh well. To each his own. I should really start rating movies again. I've fallen behind so much. Not that it really matters.
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Post by: ThePerm on September 16, 2009, 05:56:51 PM
There are shorter version of Lawrence of Arabia, im bettign they meander less. I watched the really long ass version though. It was really damn good though. The beginning was kinda..eh, but as soon as they got into the desert the movie became awesome. Keep in mind I also rented Legend of the Bog, I was going to watch it first, but after seeing 10 minutes of it I was like **** that, Vinnie Jones anin't carrying this thing and slipped in LOA. I never finished Legends of the Bog, and I don't think I care.
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Post by: ShyGuy on September 16, 2009, 07:00:31 PM
Arab Larry was beautifully filmed, but the script was slow and had no point. Peter OToole was a great actor, but the character he played was unlikeable
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Post by: ShyGuy on September 20, 2009, 01:49:26 AM
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Man, have I been getting the likeable movies or what? Sociopaths on screen display a level of wickedness to rival The Exorcist. Kids, be careful who you marry. Three and a Half Stars
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Post by: ThePerm on September 20, 2009, 02:52:58 AM
Watch "The house on the edge of the Park" if you want to see some sociopaths display some wickedness

9/10 stars
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Post by: vudu on September 20, 2009, 06:48:11 AM
The Manchurian Candidate (original version)

1962 rating:  4.5 stars
2009 rating:  3.5 stars

Very good moving.  I'm amazed it came out in 1962--both the story and filming techniques are way ahead of their time.  Holds up reasonably well, although the fight sequence w/ Frank Sinatra is pretty funny and there are a couple plot points revolving around women falling in love that don't quite make sense.
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Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 20, 2009, 09:05:25 AM
don't you mean 2004 for the 2nd one?
There was no Manchurian Candidate in 2009
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Post by: vudu on September 20, 2009, 09:33:59 AM
No, I mean my rating was 3.5 stars because I watched the moving in 2009.  If I had watched it in 1962 I would have rated it 4.5 stars.
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Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 20, 2009, 09:38:28 AM
o i c.

I thought it was a comparison between the 2 versions.
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Post by: oohhboy on September 21, 2009, 07:12:58 AM
28 weeks later

Rubbish. The first movie was pretty alright, but this is something different. People in this movie are frankly, Retarded. With a capital R. You are dealing with a virus that annihilated a country and the only thing that saved your ass was that zombies couldn't swim. So your security boils down to an unguarded mobile construction office.

Stupid / 10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on September 22, 2009, 01:54:10 PM
Boogie Nights 7/10

it was good, but not great, there are some stuff worth quoting though.
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Post by: UncleBob on September 24, 2009, 07:26:57 AM
The Wizard of Oz: >Insert Something Clever</10.

Man, it's been *years* since I've seen this movie.  Last night, they did a one-night only nationwide showing of The Wizard of Oz in HD to celebrate its 70th (yeah, it's that old) anniversary and its release in HD on Blu-Ray.

Between not being 12 or so, the moving being shown on the big screen and the high definition features, I'm amazed at all the little things I never picked up on before.  Did you know the Scarecrow carried a a small hand gun?

It was fun.  I took my mother out for dinner and a movie as a late birthday present (it was planned to be late, since I couldn't exactly move up the date of the one-night showing) and we enjoyed ourselves.  The showing was packed (I kinda wondered how well it would sell) with people dressed up (several little girls and a couple of older kids were dressed up as Dorothy.  Should have got my mom a Wicked Witch hat... ;))

On a slightly-related note, during the special feature before the film, they had some projector problems.  While fixing it all, it was revealed that the show was being played back via a Dish Network DVR.  Very interesting...
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Post by: EasyCure on September 24, 2009, 07:31:19 AM
Did they remove the hanging dwarf?
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Post by: UncleBob on September 24, 2009, 07:32:44 AM
No, the bird was still in the background.
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Post by: vudu on September 24, 2009, 10:40:15 AM
Did you know the Scarecrow carried a a small hand gun?

What?
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Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 24, 2009, 10:48:56 AM
Did you know the Scarecrow carried a a small hand gun?

What?

seconded.... WHAT!?

we needs pics.
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Post by: BranDonk Kong on September 24, 2009, 11:05:39 AM
The rumored "munchkin" suicide is actually a peacock simply turning, far in the distance.
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Post by: EasyCure on September 24, 2009, 01:08:48 PM
The rumored "munchkin" suicide is actually a peacock simply turning, far in the distance.

That's even creepier!
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Post by: Stogi on September 24, 2009, 01:24:34 PM
Did you know the Scarecrow carried a a small hand gun?

What?

seconded.... WHAT!?

we needs pics.

For a dude without brains, he sure knows when to be strapped.

"Look at this random bitttttttttttttttch. I haven't gotten pussy in over a month....better get my strap."

Yes I'm implying the scarecrow was in fact going to rape dorthy.
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Post by: UncleBob on September 24, 2009, 06:57:21 PM
http://home.earthlink.net/~jinxo/ozgun.html
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Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 24, 2009, 08:20:21 PM
http://home.earthlink.net/~jinxo/ozgun.html

mind = blown

now I have to watch this movie again.
How could I have missed that?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on September 24, 2009, 11:22:33 PM
The Day After 8/10

scared the **** out of Reagan...heheheh at the end of the movie its like "in reality an event such as this is more likely to be worse" nothing gets worse than that. The movie assumes the Russians  back in the 80s would try to nuke everywhere in the country, their more likely to only hit state capitals and the 3 largest cities. Luckily, I live in Arizona, im in the fallout zone of phoenix, but unless Tucson is bombed too than I can just head back to Yuma. I got plenty of food for several days, but I wish i had a basement.
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Post by: NWR_DrewMG on September 25, 2009, 06:42:03 AM
The Wizard of Oz: >Insert Something Clever</10.

Man, it's been *years* since I've seen this movie.  Last night, they did a one-night only nationwide showing of The Wizard of Oz in HD to celebrate its 70th (yeah, it's that old) anniversary and its release in HD on Blu-Ray.

Between not being 12 or so, the moving being shown on the big screen and the high definition features, I'm amazed at all the little things I never picked up on before.  Did you know the Scarecrow carried a a small hand gun?

It was fun.  I took my mother out for dinner and a movie as a late birthday present (it was planned to be late, since I couldn't exactly move up the date of the one-night showing) and we enjoyed ourselves.  The showing was packed (I kinda wondered how well it would sell) with people dressed up (several little girls and a couple of older kids were dressed up as Dorothy.  Should have got my mom a Wicked Witch hat... ;))

On a slightly-related note, during the special feature before the film, they had some projector problems.  While fixing it all, it was revealed that the show was being played back via a Dish Network DVR.  Very interesting...

We went to the same showing, in Ames IA.  They also had projecter issues.  I think it was a problem with the nationwide feed.

It was fun to watch that movie again, I hadn't seen it in so many years, and I noticed a lot of new things as well.  For instance, I remember the movie as being chock full of physical humor, but I'd forgotten all about the written humor in the movie.  It's a much funnier movie than I remember.

My wife (who is a huge Oz fan) and I had a great time.

Also, we followed that up last night with a showing of the musical Wicked which I had no expectations for going in, but enjoyed the hell out of it.  It's been an Oz kind of week for me.
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Post by: UncleBob on September 25, 2009, 06:52:43 AM
Our problems was during the post-show feature where they were talking about the munchkins... you?
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Post by: NWR_DrewMG on September 25, 2009, 07:03:59 AM
Hmm... we had a pre show feature.  I wonder if it was the same feature?  It was just sort of a special, hosted by Angela Landsbury, about the casting of the movie. 

I don't remember when the video feed went out, but the audio stayed on the entire time.  It lasted from about 80% of the way through the feature up until the opening bars of Over the Rainbow.  People were pretty upset, but oh well.  It wasn't the theater's fault, it was the feed's fault.
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Post by: UncleBob on September 25, 2009, 10:23:06 AM
Whoops. I meant Pre-show.
Same thing happened - no video, but we had audio. It didn't last as long - the theater stopped it before the feature was over and was kind enough to rewind and start over from where we lost video. It was at this time I noticed the entire interface was the Dish network DVR set-up.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: NWR_DrewMG on September 25, 2009, 12:48:02 PM
It might have been back up before Over the Rainbow started, but that's when I came back from the snack bar and saw it was working. :)

They didn't start the movie over, which didn't sit well with some (understandably).
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: D_Average on September 26, 2009, 01:02:34 AM
BaseketBall
Shoot me in the face/5


Full disclosure - I could only take 7 minutes before changing the channel.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on September 26, 2009, 01:19:50 AM
haha, Baseketball was hillarious, i think its a requirement to watch orgasmo, and Cannibal! The musical first.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: vudu on September 26, 2009, 07:02:19 AM
I'm sorry to admit this, but I have to agree with Perm on this one--Basketball is stupidly hilarious.  Granted, I saw it like a decade ago, so maybe it hasn't held up as well as in my mind.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on September 26, 2009, 07:27:22 AM
I'm sorry to admit this, but I have to agree with Perm on this one--Basketball is stupidly hilarious.  Granted, I saw it like a decade ago, so maybe it hasn't held up as well as in my mind.

It still holds up welll, trust me. I've watched it so many times I can practically recite the whole fucking thing from beginning to end and i STILL think its hilarious. I have to ask if D_Average ever enjoyed the comedy stylings of the Naked Gun series... Basketball is by the same producers and it has the same comedy style (just raunchier language) where almost every line or physical joke is a "wtf" moment. I know some people just don't get it and dislike these types of comedies, but not me man I love those movies.

Speaking Basketball, appearantly the producer hand picked Matt and Trey for the parts, basically wrote the movie with them in mind. I just think thats pretty cool. Orgasmo is another great movie their in, but admittedly I've never fully seen Cannibal! The musical. I think I fell asleep through it (i stayed up trying to watch it online) and just forgot about ever trying to finish it.

Fun Fact: Treys horse in Cannibal! The Musical was named Leanne after his ex-fiance who had cheated on him. He also named Cartmans whore of a mother Leanne after her too.
Damn she musta been a bitch, huh?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BeautifulShy on September 26, 2009, 04:15:28 PM
Just finished United 93 it is a good movie. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BranDonk Kong on September 26, 2009, 07:22:29 PM
It's BasEketball.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: D_Average on September 26, 2009, 09:22:01 PM
Hmmm, I caught it somewhere in the middle and I was real out of it.  I'll give it another shot sometime from the beginning if I catch it on as I do love the Naked Gun series.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: UncleBob on September 27, 2009, 01:37:12 AM
Star Trek: Again/10

Saw Star Trek on the opening night some time ago.  Wanted to see it in our local mini-Imax, but they weren't showing it.
Whadda know, they're showing it now?  And at a reduced price ($8.50 vs. $12.50!).  Some friends and I went to see it.

Now, I know there are some die-hard trekkies out there who hated this film, but I liked it.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on September 27, 2009, 06:10:20 AM
Hmmm, I caught it somewhere in the middle and I was real out of it.  I'll give it another shot sometime from the beginning if I catch it on as I do love the Naked Gun series.

'at a boy! hope you enjoy it this time.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on October 01, 2009, 08:27:39 AM
Surrogates: 7/10

While a good sci-fi movie with some decent action, it doesn't compare to something like District 9 where you instantly want to see it again. The movie starts off pretty strong, and you think you're in for a mysterious plot too, but eventually you can see the plot twist coming a mile away, and even if you didn't its not very well worth it.

Also: Beware of uncanny valley.. a "pretty" bruce willis is a truley ugly thing.


Also (again!): And, i can't believe i almost forgot this... They stole "jacking-on" from futurama in this film!!! I couldn't stop laughing, but I was the only one..
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on October 01, 2009, 09:49:03 AM
He hasn't been"pretty" since Die hard and Hudson Hawk unless you are talking about him switching to a female body....
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on October 01, 2009, 11:05:29 AM
He hasn't been"pretty" since Die hard and Hudson Hawk unless you are talking about him switching to a female body....

Thats not what i meant but... well, lemme not ruin anything ;)

Aaaanyway, what i meant by a "pretty" bruce willis is, well his surrogate (as well as pretty much everyone elses) was meant to look like him but a few years younger and much more "beauty enhanced" than what the user actually looks like. So in this case, they used a similar technique to what they did to Prof. X and Magneto in X-men 3 to make a rosey cheeked bruce willis with long blonde hair. Its not a spoiler, if you look carefully at the movie poster..
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on October 01, 2009, 03:04:45 PM
I saw Surrogates and agree with Vudu completely. 7/10

I also saw District 9 last week. 8/10. Moon was miles better.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on October 01, 2009, 10:57:16 PM
i give Surrogates a 7/10 too, it was good, but not great. If surrogates is a 7/10 im switching Boogie Nights to a 7.3/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on October 02, 2009, 09:57:15 AM
I saw Surrogates and agree with Vudu completely. 7/10

I also saw District 9 last week. 8/10. Moon was miles better.

I should kick your "arse" for that remark...
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 02, 2009, 10:16:52 AM
Deadgirl (http://www.netflix.com/WiPlayer?movieid=70108200&trkid=1211017) - OMG/WTF

The premise of this movie is disturbing, but the movie I think was pretty well done except for one incident that was used to move the plot forward. It was disgusting in a way way that could make some people a little sick, but has it's funny parts to balance things out a little. I really didn't expect this movie to be so entertaining, as I expected a sick & twisted gorror movie, and that's basically what it is, but it was fun to watch. 3.5/5
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on October 02, 2009, 11:41:35 AM
I saw Surrogates and agree with Vudu completely. 7/10

I also saw District 9 last week. 8/10. Moon was miles better.

I should kick your "arse" for that remark...

But have you seen Moon yet?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on October 02, 2009, 04:28:34 PM
Zombieland 8.8/10

Yeah its good, you will laugh, and cringe. There was one scene that made me jump. Scared the bejesus out of me really. It wasn't what you'd expect...no it was much worse!
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on October 02, 2009, 09:04:21 PM
I saw Surrogates and agree with Vudu completely. 7/10

I also saw District 9 last week. 8/10. Moon was miles better.

I should kick your "arse" for that remark...

But have you seen Moon yet?

I'M NOT VUDU!

Zombieland 8.8/10

Yeah its good, you will laugh, and cringe. There was one scene that made me jump. Scared the bejesus out of me really. It wasn't what you'd expect...no it was much worse!

Just saw it and i gotta give it a 10/10 cuz it was aaaaawwwwwwwwwwesome. Had everything; sweet zombie kills, a hot chick, humour and a sweet cameo by THE MAN!. Definately wanna see this one again.

Perm, PM me the part that made you jump just to verify what i THINK it is..
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on October 03, 2009, 12:30:16 PM
I saw Surrogates and agree with Vudu completely. 7/10

I also saw District 9 last week. 8/10. Moon was miles better.

I should kick your "arse" for that remark...

But have you seen Moon yet?

I'M NOT VUDU!


Irrelevant. You haven't seen it have you HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on October 04, 2009, 04:20:50 PM
Ben-Hur[ The chariot race is one of the most intense things ever filmed. no CGI, just real people getting trampled by real horses. Four and Half Stars.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on October 06, 2009, 10:06:27 PM
Invention of Lying

While hilarious, really really hilarious at some points, I couldn't help but wish that someone who was more of an asshole had this gift. I loved Gervais in it. I thought he did a really good job. I just wish he was more of a prick like he was in his last movie. I imagined so many ridiculous situations that you could create and while the movie did touch up on most, there was a lot of potential wasted. I also had a problem with it being a love story. A love story limited the scope and progression of the movie. It's too bad really, there is literally everyone in this movie, fuckin' everyone, and I would have loved to see more of them. It literally had the setup to be the funniest movie of all time, but it ended up just being a self-deprecating love story.

6.5/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: IceCold on October 08, 2009, 01:40:49 AM
Good summer for movies. Up's "Married Life" montage was beyond incredible. Hurt Locker was intense. Hangover was pretty funny ("...almost bankrupted the casino, and he was a ri-TARD!"). District 9 was a pleasant surprise. Inglourious Basterd's is Tarantino's third best movie.

Funny People was **** though. Transformers 2 was mongoose ****. Public Enemies was almost EXACTLY THE SAME as Heat. Come on Michael Mann.

Retro pick: Watched Sunset Blvd again and it's still amazing. I can't believe how well it aged. WATCH IT PEOPLE.

Want to watch Zombieland, 500 Days of Summer, and Ponyo.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on October 08, 2009, 05:28:20 AM
Invention of Lying

While hilarious, really really hilarious at some points, I couldn't help but wish that someone who was more of an asshole had this gift. I loved Gervais in it. I thought he did a really good job. I just wish he was more of a prick like he was in his last movie. I imagined so many ridiculous situations that you could create and while the movie did touch up on most, there was a lot of potential wasted. I also had a problem with it being a love story. A love story limited the scope and progression of the movie. It's too bad really, there is literally everyone in this movie, fuckin' everyone, and I would have loved to see more of them. It literally had the setup to be the funniest movie of all time, but it ended up just being a self-deprecating love story.

6.5/10

I agree, tho i'd give it a 7. It has so much potential but they kinda boxed themselves in with what happened from "that" lie he told.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on October 08, 2009, 05:56:02 AM
Good summer for movies. Up's "Married Life" montage was beyond incredible. Hurt Locker was intense. Hangover was pretty funny ("...almost bankrupted the casino, and he was a ri-TARD!"). District 9 was a pleasant surprise. Inglourious Basterd's is Tarantino's third best movie.

Funny People was **** though. Transformers 2 was mongoose ****. Public Enemies was almost EXACTLY THE SAME as Heat. Come on Michael Mann.

Retro pick: Watched Sunset Blvd again and it's still amazing. I can't believe how well it aged. WATCH IT PEOPLE.

Want to watch Zombieland, 500 Days of Summer, and Ponyo.

Icecold has decent taste in movies.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: vudu on October 08, 2009, 10:41:14 AM
Public Enemies was almost EXACTLY THE SAME as Heat. Come on Michael Mann.

We've already determined that Michael Mann is the worst director ever. (http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/index.php?topic=19981.0)

Retro pick: Watched Sunset Blvd again and it's still amazing. I can't believe how well it aged. WATCH IT PEOPLE.

THIS
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on October 08, 2009, 02:48:32 PM
heat was pretty good 7.8/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: nickmitch on October 08, 2009, 03:19:18 PM
The Informant! 5.5/10

I'd give it a five, because the first half of the movie is gold, while the second half is a complete 180, thusly being a good HALF of a movie.  However, the first half was really good. Spoiler added comment: As the main character's life deteriorated, so did the quality of the movie.

9 7.5/10

Not really a kids movie just because it's CG.  I doubt most kids would get it, but I liked it.  Some parts had me questioning on screen events, but I felt mentally stimulated.  A good thing.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: IceCold on October 08, 2009, 03:23:03 PM
Good summer for movies. Up's "Married Life" montage was beyond incredible. Hurt Locker was intense. Hangover was pretty funny ("...almost bankrupted the casino, and he was a ri-TARD!"). District 9 was a pleasant surprise. Inglourious Basterd's is Tarantino's third best movie.

Funny People was **** though. Transformers 2 was mongoose ****. Public Enemies was almost EXACTLY THE SAME as Heat. Come on Michael Mann.

Retro pick: Watched Sunset Blvd again and it's still amazing. I can't believe how well it aged. WATCH IT PEOPLE.

Want to watch Zombieland, 500 Days of Summer, and Ponyo.

Icecold has decent taste in movies.

Yeah, I don't like Transformers 3 ;)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 08, 2009, 03:55:13 PM
Trick 'r Treat - 7/10

Nothing special, but it is an interesting movie told in a out of order fashion.
Some things are unexpected, and other things you might see coming, but it was all pretty entertaining.
Was there a scary moment? Nope. Not even one.


Laid to Rest - 6/10

If you like horror movies, this is worth a watch, but if you need absolute continuity in that movie and lead characters that aren't complete and utter fucking morons, then you should look elsewhere. THe lead character is a lady that awakes in a coffin and has apparently forgotten who she is and what some things are called. i.e. She awoke in a "dead box". Also the first escape scene left me wondering how she just escaped the killer, but overall it was enjoyable movie to watch and make fun of. The SFX were pretty good to for what it was, and its available on Netflix Instant Watch. Did I mention every character in this movie is a complete and utter fucking moron and there is no way anybody would let this play out the way the movie played out in real life.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on October 09, 2009, 02:01:35 AM
Inglorious Bastards 9/10

Yes it's bullshit. Yes it is historically inaccurate. but I don't give a **** and neither does this film. The violence is short and brutal. No one is safe. While I would have liked more Nazi killing, what you do get is satisfying.

Oppose to popular misconception, this isn't a Brad Pitt movie and there is nothing wrong with him.

Lots of clever dialogue. For those who hate Subtitles, about half the movie is Subbed. If you want to complain about it, I will tell you to shove it.

Highly entertaining and easily some of Quentin's best work that destroys the boorish Kill Bill. Highly recommended, but not for the squeamish.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BeautifulShy on October 10, 2009, 03:22:28 PM
Just watched Man on the Moon.Excellent movie. 5/5
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on October 11, 2009, 11:39:08 PM
Zombieland

Cult Classic/10

This movie had me laughing almost the entire time, even up until the very end. Man, the look on Florida's face we he finds out what Ohio shot....priceless. I'm going to watch this again as soon as the DVD comes out.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on October 12, 2009, 12:51:13 AM
Mulholland Drive- 10/10

Can't say I enjoyed the movie on an emotional level, it was far too depressing but wow what a ride. I understood (or think I do) what it was all about, but even then there is so much to find in this movie. It was far scarier then pretty much any horror movie I've seen in quite some time without relying on boo scares, it just had me creeped out from beginning to end which made even more of an impact because of Lynch's claustrophobic camera work (that is thankfully a STABLE camera, not Greengrass's motion sickness style that I despise, which seems to be something "artistic" directors go for).
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on October 12, 2009, 06:38:55 AM
Zombieland

Cult Classic/10

This movie had me laughing almost the entire time, even up until the very end. Man, the look on Florida's face we he finds out what Ohio shot....priceless. I'm going to watch this again as soon as the DVD comes out.

Ditto. You Know Who's cameo alone had me ROFLMFAO and every scene with him in it.. oh man, epic ****. Even You Know Who's dying words.. that **** was just plain funny. Definately be adding this to my tiny dvd collection of must-owns.

On a side-note; I was playing some RE4 (WE) a few days after i saw Zombieland (the rollercoaster scene made me want to revisit the mines) and I was constantly giving los Ganados a double-tap and laughing to myself.

Whip It: 7/10

Cute flick, had some suprisingly funny moments. I expected it to be a chick-flick but it wasn't all emotional or filled with teen angst, just a bunch of chicks beating up on eachother in skates. Nice. I was surprised that Drew Barrymore was the producer, but I was more surprised that she's not so self indulged that she gave herself a huge part in the movie. In fact, she had maybe like 5 lines in the whole thing and very little screen time compared to that newcomer Kristen Wiig (who seems to be in everything lately).

Oh and for you pedophiles out there, the main character has an almost nude scene that made me feel very uncomfortable to watch because she looks like she's 12 years old so.. yeah you  might get a kick outta that.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 12, 2009, 07:08:44 AM
if your talking about Ellen Page (Juno), she is 22 yrs old.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Dasmos on October 12, 2009, 07:24:51 AM
I was surprised that Drew Barrymore was the producer

Director?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on October 12, 2009, 08:07:52 AM
if your talking about Ellen Page (Juno), she is 22 yrs old.

Oh, i know that, but she LOOKS 12 which is what makes it very creepy to see her undress.

I was surprised that Drew Barrymore was the producer

Director?

Does it matter?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 12, 2009, 01:09:23 PM
An American Werewolf in London - 6.5/10

I know this movie is considered a werewolf great, and it does still probably hold the title for best transformation scene, but this movie could have been better. I know it was 1981 when it was made and special effects weren't what they were today, but it would have been nice to see the wolf more often and not just a screen flash of a wolf face close up. It also seemed to just end all of a sudden, no real closure. I personally like the sequel better, it was a much more fun movie.


The Thirst (http://www.netflix.com/WiPlayer?movieid=70067885&trkid=1211017) - 5.5/10

It was entertaining for a low budget vampire flick that replaces fangs with drool. This was a movie that I watched following a recommendation from GP in the Halloween "scary" movie (http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/index.php?topic=29590.msg555294#new) thread, and I don't regret watching it. It did some things wrong, and other things poorly, but it managed to hold my interest all the way to the end. Take into account that most of the budget was probably spent on fake blood and it's really not that bad of a movie all things considered.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on October 12, 2009, 01:19:15 PM
An American Werewolf in London - 6.5/10

I know this movie is considered a werewolf great, and it does still probably hold the title for best transformation scene, but this movie could have been better. I know it was 1981 when it was made and special effects weren't what they were today, but it would have been nice to see the wolf more often and not just a screen flash of a wolf face close up. It also seemed to just end all of a sudden, no real closure. I personally like the sequel better, it was a much more fun movie.


The Thirst - 5.5/10

It was entertaining for a low budget vampire flick that replaces fangs with drool. This was a movie that I watched following a recommendation from GP in the Halloween "scary" movie (http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/index.php?topic=29590.msg555294#new) thread, and I don't regret watching it. It did some things wrong, and other things poorly, but it managed to hold my interest all the way to the end. Take into account that most of the budget was probably spent on fake blood and it's really not that bad of a movie all things considered.

I agree with what you said, I enjoyed it more because it was a unique twist on things, but it was obviously hampered by budget. The acting was average at best.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on October 12, 2009, 01:58:45 PM
Gangs of the dead : LOL THIS IS SO BAD/10

LOL THIS IS SO BAD! budget priced movie i bought from Circuit City back during the liquidation of assets.. cost me like $2 and was still too expensive for how crappy it is. Very LOL-worthy though, since I like to make fun of budget movies like this. I got it as a gag gift for my brother but he never took it, its been in my posession ever since.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on October 12, 2009, 03:25:38 PM
GP, Mullholland Drive is a great movie. Absolutely fantastic, and you're right, it's a little freaky too, especially when the girls find a certain corpse...

I watched the original Die Hard last night. It hasn't stood up well (very few 80's action movies have), certainly not as well as I thought it would. Seeing Bruce Willis with hair is a trip. I'm going to watch the second one in the next few days. I hope it's better.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on October 12, 2009, 04:47:49 PM
You will find Die Hard stands up very well, especially when you compare it to Die Hard 4.0 which quite frankly, isn't Die Hard. You could have Owen Wilson playing the lead in 4 and the results would have been the same.

While the stunts aren't as big or flashy as they are now, for most of it they had to do it for real. All those conventions and cliches started here. None of that PG-13 violence throttling.

I would rate the second movie near the first, but a touch lower. It's still good, but it suffers a little by being a sequel and needing to be a bigger movie.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on October 12, 2009, 06:39:34 PM
as far as low budget zombie movies go Gangs of the Dead isn't that bad. Now watch Zombiez

Gangs of the Dead C+/A++

Zombies F-/A++
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on October 13, 2009, 07:47:16 AM
Is it the italian "zombie" you're referring to?
cuz at least that had an epic zombie vs shark fight!
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 13, 2009, 09:50:21 AM
Three... Extremes - 5.5/10

This has been on my Netflix list forever and a day, but I just got around to watching it thanks to Stogi's glowing recommendation (http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/index.php?topic=29590.msg555237#msg555237). 3 stories, 3 different directors. I kept hearing that the last one was the best, Stogi says the 1st 2 were the best. Personally I think the 1st one was good, the 2nd one I don't really get and the 3rd one was boring until the "what a twist" moment at the very end, which upon reflection made the whole story kinda sick.

But on a related side note, it's entirely possible that I have become completely desensitized.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on October 13, 2009, 10:12:29 AM
"glowing"? I beg to differ.

The first one is great. The second one is the best. The third one I can't even remember; something about a box. I might need to rewatch it though.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 13, 2009, 10:29:22 AM
The 1st one was good, even though I guessed what she was using the minute I first saw her making it.

I not sure I got the second one.
He gets kidnapped by the extra, who cuts off his wife's fingers and tried to get him(the director) to suffocate his(the extra's) son? But why does the Director then strangle out his own wife... "I ned to do this for my wife, because I love her" who was he talking to? was that not his wife he stangled out at the end? He made it sound like it was really his mistress.

The 3rd one was about the twins and the box.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on October 13, 2009, 11:15:20 AM
If I remember right, it's because the son swears revenge on his "wife" (who is actually his mistress). So he kills her in order to save his wife in the long run.

I liked it a lot, not because of the plot (the first one had the best plot), but because of how weird and psycho it was. That director definitely did the best job; it was brilliantly shot.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on October 13, 2009, 03:53:12 PM
no Zombi was great, Zombiez is another gang related zombie movie, and its terrible. Gangs of the Dead has at least a little going for it.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 14, 2009, 05:22:31 AM
Drag Me To Hell - Must/Watch

What a great movie. Sam Raimi(Evil Dead, Spiderman) hit a homerun with this movie. A little cartoonish at times, but what would you expect from the man that brought you the Evil Dead series? A girl comes across a Gypsy curse and everything is all bad from there on out. Can she beat it or remove it? Well you gotta watch and find out for yourself, but this is pure entertainment from beginning to end. Also getting added to the Halloween "Scary" Movie thread (http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/index.php?topic=29590.0).


p.s. The girl starring in this(Alison Lohman) should replace Kirsten Dunst in Spiderman.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 16, 2009, 03:26:08 AM
The Proposal - 4/5 stars

I admit that I'm a Ryan Reynolds fan and am automatically biased toward any movie that lets him be him. He gets to be his usual witty wise cracking self in this movie and it doesn't disappoint. RR is on point, Sandra Bullock brought the LOLs and Betty White delivers exactly like you would expect her to. It's a romantic comedy with out all the romance and has actual comedy. If that isn't enough to convince you, Sandra Bullock has a nude scene (beautiful woman beautiful body). If you thought the previews were even slightly interesting, you will enjoy it.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on October 16, 2009, 07:31:08 AM
The Proposal - 4/5 stars

I admit that I'm a Ryan Reynolds fan and am automatically biased toward any movie that lets him be him. He gets to be his usual witty wise cracking self in this movie and it doesn't disappoint. RR is on point, Sandra Bullock brought the LOLs and Betty White delivers exactly like you would expect her to. It's a romantic comedy with out all the romance and has actual comedy. If that isn't enough to convince you, Sandra Bullock has a nude scene (beautiful woman beautiful body).

I was always curious to see this just cuz RR is ace and SB does have her moments. Throw BW in to the mix and it had to be a golden egg, right? Glad i turned out to be right, i'll have to watch this eventually then.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on October 16, 2009, 12:55:33 PM
Last comment on page 19: a goddamn ROCK could replace Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane and I'd be happier.

Anyway.

Trick 'r Treat: 5/10

I didn't really get the point. There was no overarching plot, just a bunch of disjointed half-hearted stories that ultimately didn't make any sense. Clearly made a shoestring, with some downright horrible practical effects. The most interesting stories were the kids on the bus and the pumpkin boy. I didn't expect to see Rogue in there, but...there she was.

Next up: Drag Me to Hell and the new Friday the 13th.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on October 16, 2009, 01:02:27 PM
that must be the reason it took so long to release, im getting it in the mail today. According to all the talk iv'e heard it sounds tv movie quality at best they should have just done that.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 16, 2009, 01:10:03 PM
Trick r Treat was a ok movie, entertaining for what it was.
It did some things well but the Rogue story was the only one that really had me going WTF since it was so unexpected and kinda out of place.
Pumpkin Boy was like the Ghost of Halloween and all he wanted was to make sure that you did right by the holiday. I can't explain the teacher storyline as far as him out on the streets pretending to be a vampire though, and then him getting taken care of by Sookie (aka Rogue) at their party in the woods. As for the rest of it, I though it was pretty good for a movie that would never make it to the theater.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on October 17, 2009, 12:04:14 AM
trick r Treat 7/10 I thought it was quite all right, it wasn't great, but it was a pretty fun movie.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: NWR_Lindy on October 17, 2009, 07:47:13 AM
Adventureland - Tries to be clever like "Juno" or something along those lines, and falls short.  Ryan Reynolds is pretty much wasted, and seems to be tossed in just to add some star power.  Kristen Stewart is her usual weepy self...no idea what the big deal is with the buzz around her (I guess it's her waifishness and how well she can do "angsty teenager").  It's set in the 80's but doesn't take advantage of any of the comedic eccentricities of the time period (I'm not asking for Wedding Singer, but do something).  Bill Hader and Kristin Wiig, who are hilarious, really do nothing.  Story doesn't really do anything special, make any statement, or leave any lasting impression.

MEH 6/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on October 17, 2009, 08:55:22 AM
Law Abiding Citizen: FTW/ EPICNESS

Really good. Pretty suspenseful but I'm not sure i'd call it a thriller, but it definetly keeps you guessing in a fun way. Acting was great by the two leads; Jamie Fox is perfect for the arrogant lawyer while Gerard Butler shows his acting chops by taking on this interesting role of a father who loses everything turned maniacle genious, with an interesting plot point rrevealed later explaining his "talent".

I'm recommending this to you guys with my thumbs-up gaurantee. It has a cleverness about it that's been lacking from the Saw series since the first film (you'll see what I mean) and overalll a fun movie to experience. You might even walking out feeling like I did that the wrong person "won"

Personal note: its still hard for me to believe that the guy from In Living Color who played that ugly Latifa or whatever character is such an amazing actor in serious roles. Its also nice to see that the 300 star isn't afraid to take on these interesting roles and not be typecast as Mr. Macho Shinyabs. After 300 I expected this guy to be a lame vin deisel type with nothing but action underr his belt but I've been pleasantly surprised. Hell, I'm even curious about checking out PS. I Love You to see how he did that.

Oh and Mr. BUTTler shows his ass off again in this film in a seemingly random scene, so fair warning to you homophobes out there and a heads-up to you ladies.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 17, 2009, 02:00:06 PM
Land of the Lost - 3/5

Its a stupid movie that was funny. If you go in thinking it's anything like the old school Land of the Lost, you would come out highly disappointed. But if you take it for what it is, a Will Ferrel comedy, then you would realize that there are laughs to be had. The sleestak costumes are really bad(obviously men rubbery suits) and the T-Rex CG mixed with live actors was done pretty poorly(the actors go through the dinosaur at times)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on October 17, 2009, 05:35:05 PM
land of the lost 8/10

when i watched it I thought it was hilarious, not for Will Ferrel, but for Danny McBride.
"i made a good choice"

Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on October 18, 2009, 02:53:36 AM
The Fly

It has been years since I have seen the Fly and age has not made the final scene any less disgusting. Still gets me grimacing. The special effects are still top notch. Good acting all round.

8/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BeautifulShy on October 18, 2009, 08:43:26 AM
Couldn't find my copy of The Ring.So I watched it on youtube. Still pretty creepy. It gets in your head alot. Now I fully expect to not post anymore in 7 days.

10/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on October 18, 2009, 09:32:20 AM
Couldn't find my copy of The Ring.So I watched it on youtube. Still pretty creepy. It gets in your head alot. Now I fully expect to not post anymore in 7 days.

10/10

Mind sending me back pikmin on the 6th day? or putting it in your will or something?

Oh, and you'll be missed bro, seriously.

<3
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BeautifulShy on October 18, 2009, 09:45:18 AM
I really should finish the game...
Thank you for the kind words.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on October 18, 2009, 09:47:13 AM
I really should finish the game...
Thank you for the kind words.

haha relax, you'll still be here and i'll still be here to give you a friendly punch in the arm. :)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BeautifulShy on October 18, 2009, 10:49:50 AM
I know I'll be around. I was kidding around.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 18, 2009, 11:39:27 AM
The Running Man - 8/10

Classic Arnold Cheesy lines like "I'll Be Back" & "He had to Split" wrapped into a good action movie. It happen to come on last night coincidentally after a conversation about using Death Row inmates as gladiators for Pay-Per-View TV so that the prison system could pay for itself and executions could be used as a source of deterrent and entertainment. I know I would watch it, but it would have to take place in international waters since that kind of human sport would be heavily frowned upon.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on October 19, 2009, 12:49:35 AM
damn what channel was it on, iv been trying to catch that movie for a while?

The proposal 8/10, pretty good for all the above listed reasons.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 19, 2009, 12:58:36 AM
The Running Man was on Encore, but last I checked though, it wasn't listed in it's On Demand section.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on October 19, 2009, 11:21:25 AM
Lindy, I COMPLETELY AGREE with you on Adventureland. SO much wasted potential.

As for me...

Frailty: If you've never seen this movie, you should. It's obscure, but very good. Stars Bill Paxton as an axe-murderin' soldier of god. One of those few movies that actually manages to surprise you with the "twist" at the end, too. Well, back when I first saw it, anyway. Still holds up today, there are scenes that are kind of disturbing, but not in a "Jacob's Ladder" kind of way. More a "this is uncomfortable" kind of way.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on October 20, 2009, 01:19:25 PM
the ring 10/10 yeah, scared the crap out of me. I got pretty bad insomnia after it.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on October 20, 2009, 07:48:19 PM
transformers 2   2/10, thats some of the most well special effect incoherent piece of garbage i ever watched, i couldn't even finish it.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 20, 2009, 07:53:18 PM
I got it through Netflix today. Gonna watch it tonite. I will turn off my brain and be sure to enjoy it.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BranDonk Kong on October 20, 2009, 08:56:01 PM
Frailty was an awesome movie.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on October 21, 2009, 11:07:29 AM
Drag Me to Hell

Awesome/10

Old-school horror right here. I think it was pretty obvious that she didn't pick up the button, though.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 21, 2009, 11:55:02 AM
Transformers 2
(brain off) - 8.5/10
(brain on) - 4.5/10

IF you take this movie for what it was, make a quite a few assumption about whats going on and ignore some obviously bad cuts, this movie is a great action flick with some bad-ass fighting scenes between robots and funny dialog from both the robots and humans. Reasons you need to shut off the brain and just enjoy it: (*spoilers*)Right from the beginning in the first 2minutes you have no idea what the hell is going on because there are some overcomplicated robot transformations going on and things are moving too fast to really see anything. Lots of things that happen in the movie leave it up to you to assume this or assume that because they sure didn't show it(bad cuts); like one scene where Shia & Co. are dropped through a roof in a car, a robot lands looking at them in the car but when he(the robot) stands up Megan and the other guy are upstairs. how did they get up there so quickly. There is also a scene where a hot girl is a Decepticon and seduces Shia but apparently her skin is soft even though it's made of cold hard steel. Or when Shia is standing on Optimus' chest, who suddenly jumps to his feet but Shia is safely on the ground next to him, I assume he jumped off, but it didn't look like he had time. There are plenty of things (some big, mostly small) & I could probably go on about them but I was trying to just enjoy the movie, which I did.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on October 21, 2009, 11:56:34 AM
BlackNMild and I agree on Transformers 2? Amazing.

Also the canon comics that came out add quite a bit to the experience IMO. Explains a lot of the things that appears to have been cut. Though I really enjoyed the movie before I even read them, the comics added more to it though.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: GearBoxClock on October 21, 2009, 12:03:07 PM
Transformers 2
(brain off) - 8.5/10
(brain on) - 4.5/10

IF you take this movie for what it was, make a quite a few assumption about whats going on and ignore some obviously bad cuts, this movie is a great action flick with some bad-ass fighting scenes between robots and funny dialog from both the robots and humans. Reasons you need to shut off the brain and just enjoy it: (*spoilers*)Right from the beginning in the first 2minutes you have no idea what the hell is going on because there are some overcomplicated robot transformations going on and things are moving too fast to really see anything. Lots of things that happen in the movie leave it up to you to assume this or assume that because they sure didn't show it(bad cuts); like one scene where Shia & Co. are dropped through a roof in a car, a robot lands looking at them in the car but when he(the robot) stands up Megan and the other guy are upstairs. how did they get up there so quickly. There is also a scene where a hot girl is a Decepticon and seduces Shia but apparently her skin is soft even though it's made of cold hard steel. Or when Shia is standing on Optimus' chest, who suddenly jumps to his feet but Shia is safely on the ground next to him, I assume he jumped off, but it didn't look like he had time. There are plenty of things (some big, mostly small) & I could probably go on about them but I was trying to just enjoy the movie, which I did.

Repeat after me. "It's just a show, I should really just relax."
You're overthinking a summer action movie
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 21, 2009, 12:26:21 PM
Transformers 2
(brain off) - 8.5/10
(brain on) - 4.5/10

IF you take this movie for what it was, make a quite a few assumption about whats going on and ignore some obviously bad cuts, this movie is a great action flick with some bad-ass fighting scenes between robots and funny dialog from both the robots and humans. Reasons you need to shut off the brain and just enjoy it: (*spoilers*)Right from the beginning in the first 2minutes you have no idea what the hell is going on because there are some overcomplicated robot transformations going on and things are moving too fast to really see anything. Lots of things that happen in the movie leave it up to you to assume this or assume that because they sure didn't show it(bad cuts); like one scene where Shia & Co. are dropped through a roof in a car, a robot lands looking at them in the car but when he(the robot) stands up Megan and the other guy are upstairs. how did they get up there so quickly. There is also a scene where a hot girl is a Decepticon and seduces Shia but apparently her skin is soft even though it's made of cold hard steel. Or when Shia is standing on Optimus' chest, who suddenly jumps to his feet but Shia is safely on the ground next to him, I assume he jumped off, but it didn't look like he had time. There are plenty of things (some big, mostly small) & I could probably go on about them but I was trying to just enjoy the movie, which I did.

Repeat after me. "It's just a show, I should really just relax."
You're overthinking a summer action movie

That's why I gave it 2 ratings. There were obvious flaws that me & my girl would point out while the movie was playing. If you are the type to nit pick you are not gonna enjoy the movie. The robot transformations are WAY TOO COMPLICATED for something I used to be able to do relatively easy with the transformer toys. Half the time you can't even tell what is going on. Transforming is one of the cool things about the transformers and I can't see how they are doing it. There are bad edits where people seemingly teleport and for a $100million movie I expect better editing. Not to mention that it just seemed a little long, and looking at the Netflix envelope, it's a 2hr 27min movie, it coulda been about 30 minutes shorter. IF you ignore all that, it's a very enjoyable even if a little on the long side.

(spoiler)There are 3 other obvious things I just remembered. One is when The Fallen knew that the boy absorbed the info from the rock even though no one(outside of the audience) knew that yet. The other is when Megan somehow got on a plane with a living talking robot in her toolbox and then showed up at Shia's dorm without him ever telling her what dorm he was in or what room number was his. We just have to assumed he would tell her all that info even though he wasn't expecting her to ever show up at the campus and he hadn't even talked to her since he moved in. Then there was when they teleported to Egypt and Shia hurt his hand(I know he broke his hand in real life) but somehow had a roll of gauze to wrap his hand in*that is over thinking a summer action movie*
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on October 21, 2009, 01:12:38 PM
this was a movie where "whats my motivation?" was never even thought about. I do agree, alot of it was probably terrible editing. Like all those explosions and **** didn't make any noise. Its like a deaf person did the sound.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on October 21, 2009, 01:28:37 PM
this was a movie where "whats my motivation?" was never even thought about. I do agree, alot of it was probably terrible editing. Like all those explosions and **** didn't make any noise. Its like a deaf person did the sound.

Michael Bay's style is to make it appear action is at ground level most of the time like you are right there, after a big explosion you are going to have trouble hearing. It is his style, you can like it or not, personally I like it.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 21, 2009, 04:26:54 PM
Only read if you've already seen the movie or have no intention of watching it and are incapable of turning your brainoff to do so.

Transformers 2 FAQ (http://www.toplessrobot.com/2009/06/bonus_robs_transformers_2_faqs.php?page=1[/url)

This goes through the entire movie and makes it very obvious why you have to overlook alot to enjoy this movie for what it is. Funny to read though.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on October 21, 2009, 04:29:51 PM
Only read if you've already seen the movie or have no intention of watching it and are incapable of turning your brainoff to do so.

Transformers 2 FAQ (http://www.toplessrobot.com/2009/06/bonus_robs_transformers_2_faqs.php?page=1[/url)

This goes through the entire movie and makes it very obvious why you have to overlook alot to enjoy this movie for what it is. Funny to read though.

The thought of it hurts my head. Is it as fun to read as the "10 things you learn from watching 'Wanted'" on IMDB?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on October 21, 2009, 04:33:10 PM
Only read if you've already seen the movie or have no intention of watching it and are incapable of turning your brainoff to do so.

Transformers 2 FAQ (http://www.toplessrobot.com/2009/06/bonus_robs_transformers_2_faqs.php?page=1[/url)

This goes through the entire movie and makes it very obvious why you have to overlook alot to enjoy this movie for what it is. Funny to read though.

The comic explains things perfectly not to mention most of that stuff could be figured out without much thought. But it is cool to hate Transformers 2 so that is fine.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on October 21, 2009, 04:35:06 PM
see, i liked the last transformers and other Michael Bay movies, its just this one was incoherent. I don't need to turn my brain off. I liked the first one even..this one just didn't have anything to make me care


hahaha jesus christ reading that faq, im glad i didnt watch the rest of the movie
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 21, 2009, 04:38:14 PM
I don't hate TF2, I actually liked it. But there are so many things in that movie to laugh at.... so bad it's good, and funny. I just watched it for the second time this afternoon.

Here is a excerpt from the FAQ

Quote
If you had to pick a single scene that exemplifies Michael Bay's utter disdain for story and continuity, what would it be?
When five Decepticons sink to the bottom of the ocean to retrieve Megatron's corpse. A submarine tracks five "subjects" going down, and when they get there, one of the Decepticons is killed to give parts to Megatron. 5 -1 +1 = 5, right? No, because the sub somehow tracks "six" subjects coming up. Not only is this very basic math, this is the simplest of script errors. It could not possibly have been more than one page apart in the script. And yet  Michael Bay either didn't care to notice or didn't give a ****. "Math? Math is for pussies. My movies are about **** blowing up, man."

All kinds of stuff like that throughout the movie. Just read the faq, it points out alot of it, but misses some that I pointed out myself.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on October 21, 2009, 04:40:05 PM
Never any flaws in movies. That seems like a real nitpick right there perhaps one of the things I disdain the most when people criticize movies. Virtually every movie out there has inconsistencies multiple ones at that. It is funny but honestly a pretty lame inconsistency to pick out.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 21, 2009, 05:05:56 PM
but there are lots of them, like they had re-written it so many times that some things just slipped and editing got so long, they just said "**** it" at some point.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on October 21, 2009, 10:41:52 PM
yeah, i would rather watch batman and robin than watch transformers 2. Its at the same level of writing as Ulli Lommel's Zombie Nation
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on October 22, 2009, 10:55:24 AM
Com'on, GP, that's a VERY BASIC error that should've been caught many many times during drafting. I agree that the the movie is a "turn your brain off and have fun" kind of feature, but that one really stuck out to me.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on October 23, 2009, 03:57:48 PM
I didn't notice any of these flaws because stuff was moving so far and so quickly and so loudly it hurt to look at the screen by the end.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on October 23, 2009, 04:33:25 PM
Com'on, GP, that's a VERY BASIC error that should've been caught many many times during drafting. I agree that the the movie is a "turn your brain off and have fun" kind of feature, but that one really stuck out to me.

Maybe they were followed  by a curious whale. There, end of OMG so HUGE plot discrepancy. Not to mention if the error was made it was because the doctor robot was released by Ravage to repair megatron. Though he was swallowed again, who knows if that was in the original script or edits, it could have been a later addition and the dialogue wasn't changed, maybe the Doctor robot being swallowed was added after filming. Seriously that is one of the lamest nitpicks I've heard in quite sometime.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 23, 2009, 04:53:53 PM
Why are you such the TF2 defender?

I stated it as a nit pick and an example of what was in the nitpicking summary. So who are you arguing with?
No one expects all movies to be perfect, we are just having fun pointing out flaws in this one.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on October 23, 2009, 04:55:57 PM
Why are you such the TF2 defender?

I stated it as a nit pick and an example of what was in the nitpicking summary. So who are you arguing with?
No one expects all movies to be perfect, we are just having fun pointing out flaws in this one.

Of which there are many. ;-)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on October 23, 2009, 05:01:08 PM
Why are you such the TF2 defender?

I stated it as a nit pick and an example of what was in the nitpicking summary. So who are you arguing with?
No one expects all movies to be perfect, we are just having fun pointing out flaws in this one.

Because some are completely silly. It is snobbish and I can't stand it when people pick apart extremely minor things in movies and it has gotten far worse with the internet. The fun is sapped out of movies when people are so nitpicky and snobbish, whether it is about CGI, popcorn flicks, or other things they deem to be beneath them. Makes me wonder if there are any people left that go to a movie to have a good time, not nitpick how many robots are mentioned as coming out of the water.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: NWR_Lindy on October 23, 2009, 06:05:19 PM
Here is something I wrote last summer that pretty much sums up how I feel on this topic.

SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 2008

Implausibility vs. Impossibility in the Movies
Amy and I went to see Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull last night. It was good, but not great. I never thought I'd say this about an Indiana Jones movie, but there were some parts of it that were downright slow. I kept saying to myself, "OK, the big action sequence that you've been waiting for is right around the corner," but that corner never arrived. I thought the movie was cool from the standpoint of continuing (and tying up some loose ends about) the Indiana Jones story, but from the standpoint of an action movie I've seen much better. Heck, people pan the bejeezus out of Temple of Doom, but I think it blows away Crystal Skull despite its fair share of near-impossible exploits on the part of Dr. Jones.

Which brings me to the point of this entry. It occurred to me last night that in order for me to fully enjoy any reality-based action movie (and by "reality-based" I mean something set on earth, with humans being subject to earthly physics...no superhero movies or sci-fi stuff), I require the actions performed by characters to be implausible at the most. Impossible just doesn't cut it.

Temple of Doom has a great illustration of my theory. There's a point early in the movie when Indy and Short Round get ejected out of a mountain while riding in a dinghy, and survive a fall down a several-hundred-foot waterfall to the lake below. What makes this ridiculous is that no human could ever survive such a plunge. Yes, I realize that I'm watching an Indiana Jones movie, but I simply cannot suspend my disbelief in the face of such an absolutely impossible feat. I mean, it's impossible. IMPOSSIBLE. It would be like having a character fall off of a 100-storey building, and then get up and dust himself off hardly the worse for wear. You never see that because it'd be ridiculous, right? But somehow when a character's falling into water, it's suddenly possible. Amazing.

My biggest issue with Crystal Skull is that it contains not just one, but several of these moments. Stuff that makes you groan and say, "As if!". It's almost as if the screenwriters read back the scene and then say to themselves, "That's physically impossible, but our audience won't care! They just want to be entertained!" Well guess what guys, some of us actually like some cleverness injected into the stunts we see on celluloid. I'll suspend my disbelief if you extend your imagination, OK? Deal.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on October 23, 2009, 06:29:56 PM
Yeah don't even remind me about the part where he hid in a refrigerator to protect himself from a nuclear blast! I mean, what the ****? Really...REALLLY>!?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 23, 2009, 06:43:01 PM
I really think that movie producers put those kind of things into the movies on purpose. they want to create a moment that is gonna make someone say "OMG blah blah blah part was so ridiculous. who would believe that!!?" and thats gonna mke someone who probably had no real intention of seeing the movie say "Well that scene sounds so crazy, now I gotta go see it!"

Thats how it works for me atleast. If someone is talking about it and having fun nit picking it to death, it must be so bad that it's actually good. It's like a easter egg hunt for flaws and that in itself can make a mediocre movie more entertaining.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: NWR_Lindy on October 23, 2009, 06:51:09 PM
Yeah don't even remind me about the part where he hid in a refrigerator to protect himself from a nuclear blast! I mean, what the ****? Really...REALLLY>!?

EXACTLY.  I'm sorry, I'm not a movie nitpicker, but that **** is RIDICULOUS.  I mean seriously, tell me again how the refrigerator stayed closed as it was falling out of the sky?  For crying out loud.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on October 23, 2009, 09:00:05 PM
a refrigerator would be sturdy enough to survive a nuclear blast, he might be roast like a duck depending on how close he was to the blast though. If he was in 300 ft of the blast he would be fucked.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on October 23, 2009, 09:16:36 PM
I think its extremely snobbish when people put down other people for finding something to nitpick in a movie, especially when it was made clear that it was all in fun anyway and in the end the person nitpicking admits to enjoying the film to some extent. I mean seriously, it's gotten so much worse on the internet when someone can make a post and someone else just decides its beneath them because it doesn't fall in line with their way of thinking. Makes me wonder if there's any people that actually still go onto forums to express their opinions, share ideas and information and have fun while doing it, not just to troll.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on October 24, 2009, 01:52:00 AM
Why are you such the TF2 defender?

I stated it as a nit pick and an example of what was in the nitpicking summary. So who are you arguing with?
No one expects all movies to be perfect, we are just having fun pointing out flaws in this one.

Because some are completely silly. It is snobbish and I can't stand it when people pick apart extremely minor things in movies and it has gotten far worse with the internet. The fun is sapped out of movies when people are so nitpicky and snobbish, whether it is about CGI, popcorn flicks, or other things they deem to be beneath them. Makes me wonder if there are any people left that go to a movie to have a good time, not nitpick how many robots are mentioned as coming out of the water.

Worst. Post. Ever.

It's a stupid ass movie. No nitpicking; just reality. Michael Bay will and forever be a jackass.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on October 24, 2009, 02:06:18 AM
Why are you such the TF2 defender?

I stated it as a nit pick and an example of what was in the nitpicking summary. So who are you arguing with?
No one expects all movies to be perfect, we are just having fun pointing out flaws in this one.

Because some are completely silly. It is snobbish and I can't stand it when people pick apart extremely minor things in movies and it has gotten far worse with the internet. The fun is sapped out of movies when people are so nitpicky and snobbish, whether it is about CGI, popcorn flicks, or other things they deem to be beneath them. Makes me wonder if there are any people left that go to a movie to have a good time, not nitpick how many robots are mentioned as coming out of the water.

Worst. Post. Ever.

It's a stupid ass movie. No nitpicking; just reality. Michael Bay will and forever be a jackass.

i mean the last movie was a good popcorn flick, its just this one was just bad. I would watch scenes from the movie if they were broken up and not put into THIS  narrative, i thought it visually was really good. From Megan fox to exploding robots....its just that the plot was horrendous. I remember going into the movie thinking "well i heard some people didnt like it, but i think im going to enjoy it anyways", and i was starting to until it became irredeemably stupid. Im betting though it would be wicked good on sort of drug. I can't follow storylines when im fucked up. I tried watching Ron Burgendy and Narnia, and i still WTF happened in Narnia. Transformers 2 as a visual movie proably works in that respect.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on October 24, 2009, 02:23:44 AM
Paranormal Activity

I've been hearing rave reviews and some hype here around the forums so I was excited to see the screener pop out on the internet. Like all scary movies that have the potential to actually scare me, I watched this at home, alone, with all the lights turned off. I definitely couldn't help myself with a tagline like "Don't watch this alone." So after hooking up the labby to the projector and washing up some grapes, I finally sat down and pressed play.

Let me first say that I could have made this movie. There is nothing in this film that takes any amount of budget, but honestly, that's where it gets its charm. Too many scary movies rely on overzealous kills or crazy effects, but this one was straight forward the entire time. I'm positive this isn't real, but it felt  real. It's like the Blair Witch Project (which I liked) but done alot better.

Now for a little back story. This dude named Mikah and his girlfriend Katie have been experiencing some freaky **** lately. Katie has been experiencing this her entire life but it only just started again. Mikah decides to get a video camera and setup shop to document what happens. And this is the "footage" we see.

I'd like to admit something: this movie at times has some of the greatest scares I've seen in a long while. I'm not talking about "jumpy" scared, nor was it a clever trick in editing or sound or nothing like that. It is just really fucked up. Now I love being scared. Horror movies are my favorite genre. So when I see something crazy to the point where my hair stands up, I am highly entertained. And this movie was very entertaining. I found myself looking forward to the scares. There is a Day/Night aspect to the film that becomes more and more blurred as the movie goes on and I was on the edge of my seat every time night came around; giggling in anticipation.

This movie is pretty funny too. Mikah is a man after my own heart, saying things like "Your too cute to talk" and egging the "spirit" on. There's also this one part with a psychic that had me laughing my ass off.

I guess my only complaint would be the ending. But I won't delve into that.

I suggest you download it and watch it at home. Theaters tend to break the atmosphere.

9/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 24, 2009, 08:38:39 AM
I told you it was good. But I hear the Paramount changed the ending from the one they had over 1.5yrs ago when I saw it.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on October 24, 2009, 11:14:00 AM
Really? The ending is the only reason I docked a point. Compared to the rest of the movie, it wasn't clever at all. It was too convenient.

I didn't look too deeply into it though since it is hard to end a horror movie. Not all movies can end like the "The Mist."

EDIT: So I guess what I watched was the original ending. What I've been reading around the internet was that there was an even better ending (of which I've read, and yes it is better) that is not in either version (original or theater). In terms of the differences between the endings, supposedly the original is more frightening and overall just better. So I would again suggest downloading it over watching the theater version.

I can't wait for the DVD release. Supposedly there's a bunch of different endings that will be included. Maybe after some of you watch it we can discuss how we would have shot the ending.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 24, 2009, 12:05:50 PM
Can you refresh me on the ending?
I don't remember exactly what happened, but I do remember slight disappointment with how it ended.
I think I even said the same thing you did right after watching it.

complaint, dismissal, acceptance, but I couldn't knock it "since it is hard to end a horror movie."
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on October 24, 2009, 12:32:56 PM
I think its extremely snobbish when people put down other people for finding something to nitpick in a movie, especially when it was made clear that it was all in fun anyway and in the end the person nitpicking admits to enjoying the film to some extent. I mean seriously, it's gotten so much worse on the internet when someone can make a post and someone else just decides its beneath them because it doesn't fall in line with their way of thinking. Makes me wonder if there's any people that actually still go onto forums to express their opinions, share ideas and information and have fun while doing it, not just to troll.

You is funny. Especially considering my post was directed at a common practice I see on the internet, go to IMDB if you don't believe me. Even Citizen Kane which many consider one of the best movies of all time has goofs and inconsistencies. Pretty much every movie out there has their share of mistakes both big and small. Transformers 2 gets special attention because it is cool to bash Michael Bay, and Transformers 2. Personally I found it better then the first in about every way. At least though most enjoyed the film and it made a ton of money, so the "better then thou" haters didn't win the fight like they sometimes do.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on October 24, 2009, 12:52:58 PM
Only read if you've already seen the movie or have no intention of watching it and are incapable of turning your brainoff to do so.

Transformers 2 FAQ (http://www.toplessrobot.com/2009/06/bonus_robs_transformers_2_faqs.php?page=1[/url)

This goes through the entire movie and makes it very obvious why you have to overlook alot to enjoy this movie for what it is. Funny to read though.

Awesome. That was one of the funniest things I've read all month.

I think its extremely snobbish when people put down other people for finding something to nitpick in a movie, especially when it was made clear that it was all in fun anyway and in the end the person nitpicking admits to enjoying the film to some extent. I mean seriously, it's gotten so much worse on the internet when someone can make a post and someone else just decides its beneath them because it doesn't fall in line with their way of thinking. Makes me wonder if there's any people that actually still go onto forums to express their opinions, share ideas and information and have fun while doing it, not just to troll.

You is funny. Especially considering my post was directed at a common practice I see on the internet, go to IMDB if you don't believe me. Even Citizen Kane which many consider one of the best movies of all time has goofs and inconsistencies. Pretty much every movie out there has their share of mistakes both big and small. Transformers 2 gets special attention because it is cool to bash Michael Bay, and Transformers 2. Personally I found it better then the first in about every way. At least though most enjoyed the film and it made a ton of money, so the "better then thou" haters didn't win the fight like they sometimes do.

I think we only bash because of two reasons:

One -- It doesn't make any sense

and Two -- It's Transformers. I don't know about you, but I fuckin' love transformers and to see it, well, raped in such a fashion is beyond distrubing. Like Lindy said, it's like Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull. Spielberg raped Indi in that movie and it's honestly really really sad.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 24, 2009, 12:59:31 PM
Only read if you've already seen the movie or have no intention of watching it and are incapable of turning your brainoff to do so.

Transformers 2 FAQ (http://www.toplessrobot.com/2009/06/bonus_robs_transformers_2_faqs.php?page=1[/url)

This goes through the entire movie and makes it very obvious why you have to overlook alot to enjoy this movie for what it is. Funny to read though.

Awesome. That was one of the funniest things I've read all month.

But like I said, it didn't even cover everything, look at the example in my initial review.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on October 24, 2009, 04:24:45 PM
No need to cover it all. Just the most ridiculous stupid plot points will suffice; especially since there are a lot of them.

Ughh...I hope they don't **** up Beast Wars.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on October 25, 2009, 01:41:50 AM
Paranormal activity - 8/10 I should have watched it alone. My mom kept complaining about how it isn't scary

nothing scares me more than ghosts! So this will make me think for days! Its already bad enough trying to get to sleep! Now i got this **** to think about.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on October 25, 2009, 02:07:55 AM
Quote
and Two -- It's Transformers. I don't know about you, but I fuckin' love transformers and to see it, well, raped in such a fashion is beyond distrubing. Like Lindy said, it's like Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull. Spielberg raped Indi in that movie and it's honestly really really sad.

Considering I liked Transformers I found Transformers 2 to be a pretty good adaptation with its own twist. I especially loved the classic Megatron and STarscream banter. With that said though, Beast Wars, IMO, is leaps and bounds better then G1 transformers which is very one dimensional. For Transformers or Transformers 2 to be better written then G1 (which I think they were, easily) even I would have to admit isn't a major task.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Mop it up on October 25, 2009, 02:50:22 PM
Toy Story Double Feature

Awesome/10

Enough said.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on October 25, 2009, 06:13:46 PM
Transformers > in every possible way than Transformers 2.

Transformers was about the characters and, to some extent, the backstory.

Transformers 2 was about blowing sh*t up.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 31, 2009, 02:45:51 PM
Ravenous - 7/10 (recommended by Stogi)

This was a pretty good movie, but never before for this type of movie have I seen every other actor in the movie have more on screen spoken lines than the lead character. That might be a little over exaggerated, but you'll probably agree once you see it. This movie has a few part that leave you wondering how, but nothing beats the silly fight at the end. Just badly choreographed.


Near Dark - 7/10 (recommended by GP)

this movie plays a little loose on vampires and what time of day it is, but it's still entertaining. It's staring Nathan Petrelli from Heroes 20 years ago & he looks pretty much the same now as he did then.
Man picks up a woman, she turns out to not be exactly who he thought she was, learning to cope with his mistake is now his biggest struggle.


Cannibal Holocaust - ....Crazy Movie/Definitely not for everyone (or most people)

It's filmed like a documentary about a crew that goes into a remote jungle to film a cannibal tribe that has never been seen before. The film crew goes missing, so another film crew goes looking for them. All they find is the film that is left behind, that is the movie that you are now watching. Some scenes not for the faint at heart, and for being an older movie, it's crazy how realistic some of the grosser scenes are. *WARNING* actual animals are killed on film in this movie, not so sure about the humans *WARNING*


Diary of the Dead - 7.5/10

After the last 2 zombie movies I watched, I didn't have high hopes for this one. Zombie Diaries and Day of the Dead were horrible. Having said that, this one is much better and is also filmed in documentary style with everything you are seeing being filmed from 1 of the 2 camera that the group has when the outbreak starts.


Blood: The Last Vampire - 5/10

Not sure what I expected out of this movie since (it's based of the anime of the same name) I found the anime of it quite boring, but this movie was no different. There was action on the screen and things were happening, but none of it was really capturing and holding my interest for very long.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on October 31, 2009, 05:42:18 PM
The Matrix - 35/40

I'd never seen this before, but last night a friend of mine made me watch it and I really enjoyed it despite it not really being the kind of thing I'd usually be into. It's too bad the sequels suck, I'd have liked to see where they went with them.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BranDonk Kong on October 31, 2009, 07:36:42 PM
BNM I'm actually going to watch Cannibal Holocaust tonight. Brain Dead is a pretty good horror movie (that's the original name, in the US I think it was originally called Dead Alive), but I haven't seen it in probably 10 years. The Matrix was good, but they should have never made it a trilogy. You can listen to the Warkasaihsinsdosksdi brothers say it was always meant to be a trilogy, but no, it wasn't. The first one made a **** ton of money, so they made one 4-hour-long sequel, cut it in half to make more money, and called it a trilogy.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 31, 2009, 07:56:08 PM
Well you gotta remember that Aaliyah was originally cast and filming the Matrix sequels when she died. they had to write her out and cut all of her scenes then write in Jada to make up some plot holes. the 2 sequels were not done as envisioned but completed within the allowed budget.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BranDonk Kong on October 31, 2009, 10:48:48 PM
I just watched Cannibal Holocaust. It's a pretty fucked up movie. None of the human actors were actually killed (though "The Last Road To Hell" footage did feature actual human executions), but Jesus Christ it sure looked like they did. The director was originally arrested and charged with murder, and had to prove that the four actors (and the girl from the impalement scene) were actually alive. The actors had originally signed contracts to keep them out of the media for one year after the film's release, but he voided those contracts to prove his innocence, and explained how they filmed the impalement scene, along with providing photos. Pretty fucked up movie indeed.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BranDonk Kong on October 31, 2009, 11:00:37 PM
BTW, if anyone has any interest in watching it, you can, uncut, for free, legally...on Google video (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8139367795876917425#).
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on November 01, 2009, 12:28:15 PM
Diary of the Dead - 7.5/10

After the last 2 zombie movies I watched, I didn't have high hopes for this one. Zombie Diaries and Day of the Dead were horrible. Having said that, this one is much better and is also filmed in documentary style with everything you are seeing being filmed from 1 of the 2 camera that the group has when the outbreak starts.

I've yet to see this one.. i should really get around to that.
May i ask which version of Day of the Dead you saw? I never saw the remake but I always did like the original day of the Dead. I hated it at first, but it grew on me in an odd way.. 
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 01, 2009, 01:59:08 PM
The remake (2008). It was really bad.
never saw the original
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on November 01, 2009, 02:15:38 PM
The remake (2008). It was really bad.
never saw the original

Ah i see. I'm sure I mentioned never having seen the remake, in fact I didn't even know it was remade since as far as i know it never had a theatrical release.

It's hard to to be able to suggest the original or assume its better than the remake you saw.. but i'd say check it out if you ever had the chance.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on November 02, 2009, 12:49:54 PM
The Thing from Another World: Great script, but it's kind of Frankenstein in Antarctica.

The Thing (1982): My favorite horror movie. Ever-watchable.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on November 02, 2009, 09:28:48 PM
yeah there is a remake of day of the dead which is terrible and a sort of "sequel" called Day of the Dead 2 contagium..neither are good..but the remake is a lot better than the shitty sequel.

the deal is romero sold the rights to his movies for money(not the wisest thing to do...i would argue Romero is a terrbile business man) so that he could make more stuff.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 04, 2009, 10:54:58 AM
G.I. Joe - 7.9/10

This is a great summer popcorn action flick. There are of course a few things you need to overlook* to not ruin your enjoyment of the movie, but I honestly can't wait to see how they follow it up with a sequel. Marlon Wayans had a few funny lines and 3rd Rock from the sun guy did a really good job at his character too.

*There is scene where the Baroness shoots down an over hanging platform so she can slide down tot the bottom floor. When they switch camera angles, the platform she just slid down and is walking away from are now stairs. Also Baroness and Duke have a love story, if it weren't for that both idiots wouldn't have seemed like such liabilities throughout the entire movie. I wanted to slap some sense into Joe for being so distracted during his world saving mission. and I could go on, but most of it was so minor that I don't even really remember most of it right now anyway.

Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on November 04, 2009, 12:21:47 PM
yeah gi joe was a strange bad movie in that it wasn't that bad, but it wasn't terrible in a Transformers 2 way. At least I cared about the characters. It had some ridiculously stupid parts, but they could easily be overlooked. I could probably watch the movie again a few times. Actually, it really seemed like a sequel would be a really good movie.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 04, 2009, 03:18:05 PM
The Room - :(

I can't really say I've seen it as I was only able to sit through about 20 minutes of it before I had to turn it off. I only knew about the movie because some people on another forum were sorta praising it and then [Adult Swim] actually aired it one time one night only but I missed it. The acting is horrible, the sound is horrible, the script is horrible, the visual quality looks like it's a Hallmark channel movie and the actors are not all that attractive. It's basically a soft-core porno (how was it aired on adult swim?) without any sexyness attached. The guy who stars in this movie Tomy Wiseau wrote and directed himself, and I wouldn't be surprised to find out that he also financed it. Do not waste your time on this movie. It's listed as comedy, but there was not one thing funny about it. It was so bad it was just bad.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on November 08, 2009, 08:13:19 AM
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story   8/10

i dunno why i didn't like this movie much when i first saw it, maybe it was because I saw it before Walk the Line and Ray so the bio-pic parodies weren't as evident as they couldve been but geez is this movie funny now. there's just so much outlandish **** going on its hard to believe theres even an actual story in there. The Beatles scene was probably one of the funniest things i've ever seen. Aside from Jack Black looking a little too chubby to portray Paul McCartney, the rest of the cameos as the beatles looked perfect. Also jack white of the white stripes as Elvis was hilarious. Some of the best cameos ever are in this movie.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on November 08, 2009, 10:42:27 AM
Hot Fuzz  10/10

Don't know why it took me this long to buy the dvd but this movie is even better the second time around.

aside from being incredibly funny, and having some sweet action...

(http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l28/ThreeImaginaryBoys/dalton.jpg)

the casting is top notch.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on November 08, 2009, 02:12:22 PM
the funniest part of Walk the Line was when he ripped off the sink, i was like thats why Dewey Cox does it!
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on November 08, 2009, 02:53:57 PM
the funniest part of Walk the Line was when he ripped off the sink, i was like thats why Dewey Cox does it!

I had the same reaction haha They kept doing it over and over in Walk Hard so when i finally saw Walk the Line i couldn't help but laugh and think "oh... i get it now"
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on November 08, 2009, 09:54:37 PM
BLACK DYNAMITE

Best movie ever?/10

Man, this movie is too epic!

EDIT: I don't think I have to say any more but here is one of my favorite lines from the movie:

*Interrupts girl talking* See here, mama. Now you can hit the sheets or the streets, it don't make me no nevermind. Now that's your bag baby, so you can go or you can come. Can you dig it?

I'm definitely using that some time.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on November 09, 2009, 10:16:54 AM
I love love LOVE Dewey Cox. The songs are great, the acting is funny, and Pam from the Office is hawt.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Caterkiller on November 09, 2009, 02:14:55 PM
Precious 10/10

Its about a 16 or 17 year old black girl living in Harlem in 1987. She has a really hard life and it's just the kind of life better off people may not even realize can exist.

Some parts were really really intense. Can't imagine that this type of movie would be anyones cup of tea here. But I think the girls could really get into it. Except for the extremely horrible things I couldn't help but see some of my life in this movie. Just a tiny tiny bit, I had a great life so far. I can't really pin point it, but somethings were just way to familiar. Made me cry a couple of times, and pretty funny as well. The audience I saw it with gasped, shouted, laughed,  cried and just went on an emotional roller coaster.

Just wish there was a little more closure at the end. 
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on November 09, 2009, 02:57:56 PM
I Love You, Beth Cooper: Dog sh*t/10

Turned it off halfway through. Awful, AWFUL film.

Awful.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on November 09, 2009, 03:03:29 PM
I Love You, Beth Cooper: Dog sh*t/10

Turned it off halfway through. Awful, AWFUL film.

Awful.

I'll admit, at the time this came out either nothing else out interested me or i'd seen everything good at the time, so i was interested in this one. Figured it might be decent for a pg13 movie. Well we couldn't head out to the theatres that friday (our one definaate date night) and when my gf and I tried to go back the following week, they weren't even showing it. Guess it really was just that shitty.

As for your comments on Walk Hard: AGREED! I'm actually putting the soundtrack on my ipod as we speak, but before i started syncing it i put on their cover of "thats amore" and almost pissed my pants.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on November 10, 2009, 01:45:35 AM
Ong Bak 2

This movie makes no sense whatsoever. It doesn't even end well either. In fact, any scene that didn't involve fighting was merely a waste of time.

That said, Ong Bak 2 has froth worthy fight scenes that made me rewind the movie more than a few times. Tony Jaa is the ****. Hands down, the ****. Seeing him do even more crazy **** at a break neck speed makes all the nonsensical story beats and characters irrelevant.

See this movie if you love seeing motherfuckers get kneed in the face, kicked in the chest, and thrown off buildings. Oh and there's one scene where he does a back-flip off an elephants face and knees a dude right on the crown of his head.

As a martial arts movie, it deserves a 10/10
As a movie-movie, 6/10

Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on November 10, 2009, 03:46:52 PM
on the beth cooper movie..geeze, its directed by Chris Columbus, who usually directs good movies...i wonder what went wrong?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on November 10, 2009, 04:58:51 PM
on the beth cooper movie..geeze, its directed by Chris Columbus, who usually directs good movies...i wonder what went wrong?

the guy casted to play a high school nerd looks like he's clearly 30 or at least been binge smoking for 20 years?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on November 11, 2009, 04:22:35 PM
He also has a deviated septum or something and a giant beak for a nose and is just NOT LIKABLE.

Also, much has been made of Hayden Panettiere's side-boob scene. Trust me on this: I have bigger boobs than she does. It is nothing special. In fact, it was sort of detrimental to my opinion of her hottness.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on November 11, 2009, 04:53:36 PM
Spartan (2004)

Val Kilmer? Kristen Bell when she was an unknown? I am in! Actually this is a pretty good movie and it is ruthless. In a lot of ways it's like the recent movie Taken, but there is nothing happy about it. Solid.

8/10

Rising Sun (1993)

Connery and Snipes? Hell yeah. Not a bad movie but hasn't aged well primary due to some of the plot points being heavily reliant on technology which in 1993 would have been cutting edge, but photoshop weekends/weekdays now. Not much action, but most of the dialogue is top notch and Connery really puts his best foot forward and sells the movie.

7/10
He also has a deviated septum or something and a giant beak for a nose and is just NOT LIKABLE.

Also, much has been made of Hayden Panettiere's side-boob scene. Trust me on this: I have bigger boobs than she does. It is nothing special. In fact, it was sort of detrimental to my opinion of her hottness.

There are a lot better people to think about stalking than a cheerleader in a one season hit show. Like say Cobie Smulders from How I met your Mother as Robin.

Actually, if you really do have bigger tits than she does you should get them looked at. Unless you work out and have hypnotic chest muscles, in that case, carry on.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on November 11, 2009, 05:32:55 PM
hayden panettiere is like the little girl from Remember the Titans, idk..i know she is 20, but she still looks like a little girl
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on November 15, 2009, 05:36:24 PM
2012: 10/10

(Really an 8/10)
+2 Points for showing the NSMBW ad before the previews. it was my first time seeing the ad and it was epicly epic on the big screen.

Actually, make that a 7/10.

Definately a popcorn movie, some great action/destruction sequences and one of the few movies that had me on the edge of my seat. Not because of suspense, but because the sequences (mainly the escape from pasedena had SO much **** going on that I couldnt help but lean in and keep my eyes from blinking so i didn't miss a damn thing.
What docks it a single point from my original non-jokey score is that even for a disaster movie where you know the protagonist are going to survive.. theres just TOO much insane **** going on that its hard to suspend belief before so long before thinking "oh come on they shoulda been dead by now!" lol
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 15, 2009, 05:53:37 PM
Up - Not as gripping as I had hoped(8/10)

I'm not gonna explain. It was good, but not Nemo or Wall-E good.


Zerophilia (http://www.netflix.com/WiPlayer?movieid=70057104&trkid=1211017) - 7.5/10

This was a very entertaining movie about someone that is not like the rest of us. they have a very rare condition (Zerophilia) and they have to come to terms with it and it's possibly permanent side effect. Think Ranma 1/2 but for reals. The ending was a little predictable, but it was all good up until that point.

I think this sums it up pretty nicely
Quote
A young man who remains decidedly insecure about his masculinity attempts to uncover the mystery of his rare genetic disorder before it transforms him into a female in a sci fi flavored romantic comedy directed by Martin Curland and inspired by the studies of renowned Neuromorphologists Professor Czierny Ptolemy and Eva Szantova. Slowly immersed in a world where some change gender at will and others seem to make the transformation despite how hard they try not to, Luke (Taylor Handley) is forced to abandon all of his assumptions on sexual identity to focus on the one person he truly loves. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide

discovered it last nite looking for a random movie to watch on Netflix. It was on the first page, top center. A good watch.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on November 16, 2009, 01:32:16 PM
Heartbreakers: Never gets old/10

One of my favorite comedies. JLH is at her hottest, and Sigorney Weaver does a perfect Russian broken-english accent. I love Gene Hackman, too, he's so over-the-top.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Dasmos on November 16, 2009, 05:08:35 PM
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus - 7/10

I love Terry Gilliam movies, but this one didn't take me as much as his others. It's still good, but I don't know.

2012 - Worst thing I have seen in the last 12 months/10

hurrrrr durrrrr. i knew i'd hate it, i don't even know why i went.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on November 16, 2009, 05:42:32 PM
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus - 7/10

I love Terry Gilliam movies, but this one didn't take me as much as his others. It's still good, but I don't know.

2012 - Worst thing I have seen in the last 12 months/10

hurrrrr durrrrr. i knew i'd hate it, i don't even know why i went.

geez i went in knowing it was one of those movies you'd have to turn you brain off to enjoy but you turned your brain off prematurely and paid to see something you knew you'd hate and rant on?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Dasmos on November 16, 2009, 08:01:31 PM
I didn't pay. All my friends wanted to see it, so I got one of them to pay for me.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on November 16, 2009, 08:04:31 PM
INGLORIOUS BASTERDS

GRITTY, VIOLENT, TENSE, HILARIOUS.

9/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on November 17, 2009, 03:20:44 PM
I didn't pay. All my friends wanted to see it, so I got one of them to pay for me.

so shut yer trap? Nah thats too harsh, and i actually have some respect for ya (why? beats me).

Are we gonna have to have the "nothing beats free" talk again?

(on second thought, your avatar alone is respect worthy)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Dasmos on November 17, 2009, 10:15:27 PM
The Box - Worse than "2012"/10.

Man, this Richard Kelly guy needs to get his head out of his arse. Donnie Darko was okay, but way overrated, Southland Tales was horrible and The Box was worse. The guy's too worried about maintaining his "artistic sensibilities" to make a film that's actually interesting and not full of itself.

I won't be seeing his next film, if they let him make another that is.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on November 18, 2009, 07:26:06 AM
The box never looked the leaast bit interesting to me.

Walk hard (again) 10/10

For some reason this movie keeps growing on me and getting funnier! I just noticed last night that dewey wore two wedding rings... HAHAHA
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Dasmos on November 18, 2009, 07:43:17 AM
The box never looked the leaast bit interesting to me.

I thought it looke ridiculous from the previews, but I didn't realise how ridiculous it could actually be. Honestly man just thinking about it shits me off, I want to punch Richard kelly more than M. Night. Shyamalalalan.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 18, 2009, 10:09:57 AM
complete speculation here, but I thought I had figured out the plot of the box and decided to wait for DVD. I personally would have hit the button before he even finished his sentence and took my money and kicked him out, but here is how I think the movie goes.

speculation: the guy shows up and says "if you hit this buttton you get 1 million dollars, but someone else you don't know will die"
they hit the button and you join the pool of random people that will get killed if someone else hits the button.
The guy that presents you the offer was probably one of those people at one point (and survived) abd thats how he lost a chink of his face.


But I tried to watch Bruno late last nite (got caught up in a 2player NSMBW game). Is this movie a gay porno or something? It wasn't really funny but more of a "can I trick you into looking at my penis? HAHA isn't this scene more shocking than the last!?" movie. I will try and finish it (i made it about 30 minutes in b4 falling asleep) but WTF is up with this movie?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on November 18, 2009, 01:10:44 PM
the next movie you should put on your queue is "Short Bus" blacknmild
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 18, 2009, 01:26:35 PM
Bruno 2/10

the only really funny part of this movie was the part with the baby. the rest of it was just gay. literally and figuratively.


Perm - Short Bus is on my list (somewhere near the bottom of the middle where it is easily skipped over) since someone on a different forum recommended it. I will get around to it eventually.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Dasmos on November 18, 2009, 05:34:46 PM
speculation: the guy shows up and says "if you hit this buttton you get 1 million dollars, but someone else you don't know will die"
they hit the button and you join the pool of random people that will get killed if someone else hits the button.
The guy that presents you the offer was probably one of those people at one point (and survived) abd thats how he lost a chink of his face.

That's what I thought it was too, after seeing it I wish it was.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on November 18, 2009, 06:02:49 PM
Bruno 2/10

the only really funny part of this movie was the part with the baby. the rest of it was just gay. literally and figuratively.


Perm - Short Bus is on my list (somewhere near the bottom of the middle where it is easily skipped over) since someone on a different forum recommended it. I will get around to it eventually.

Looks like someones a homophobe
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 18, 2009, 06:35:11 PM
I have nothing against gays or "gay" things. Bruno is trying to be the "gay" Borat and it failed at being funny. It was too much "gay" in your face and failed to achieve the humor that was present throughout most of Borat. The first 30 minutes were just a gay porno and the the next 30 minutes contained some moderately funny scenes(like the baby stuff) but the last 30 minutes devolved back into a porno only of the softcore variety this time.

It wasn't sexy, it wasn't all that funny and some parts were obviously forced. Its a failed attempt at replicating the Borat formula of a 2hr "you got punked" episode with a plot.


As far as Short Bus, I have a lot of movies in my Netflix queue. All new releases or things I'm really looking forward to are in the top 3rd, the middle 3rd are movies that will serve as filler for when I can't receive something in the top 3rd and the bottom 3rd are movies that are either about to go into "instant watch"availability or are purposely on hold(like a tv series or sequels to a movie I haven't watched yet) because I don't want to forget about them. Short bus is near the bottom of that middle 3rd along with lots of other movies that I plan on getting around to eventually.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on November 18, 2009, 06:43:28 PM
i do pretty much the same thing as BnM does with my netflix queue, except I sometimes take off the stuff at the top to rent it out of the red box
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on November 19, 2009, 08:33:33 AM
I have nothing against gays or "gay" things. Bruno is trying to be the "gay" Borat and it failed at being funny. It was too much "gay" in your face and failed to achieve the humor that was present throughout most of Borat. The first 30 minutes were just a gay porno and the the next 30 minutes contained some moderately funny scenes(like the baby stuff) but the last 30 minutes devolved back into a porno only of the softcore variety this time.

It wasn't sexy, it wasn't all that funny and some parts were obviously forced. Its a failed attempt at replicating the Borat formula of a 2hr "you got punked" episode with a plot.


As far as Short Bus, I have a lot of movies in my Netflix queue. All new releases or things I'm really looking forward to are in the top 3rd, the middle 3rd are movies that will serve as filler for when I can't receive something in the top 3rd and the bottom 3rd are movies that are either about to go into "instant watch"availability or are purposely on hold(like a tv series or sequels to a movie I haven't watched yet) because I don't want to forget about them. Short bus is near the bottom of that middle 3rd along with lots of other movies that I plan on getting around to eventually.

Relax, bro. I was just playin' around. Maybe I should have put a wink or something.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on November 19, 2009, 10:30:30 AM
He woulda thought you were coming on to him ;)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Caliban on November 19, 2009, 03:04:56 PM
Tropic Thunder (Director's Cut): 8/10

It was quite enjoyable to watch.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on November 19, 2009, 03:36:14 PM
"Careful, boy. That man's a national treasure."

Fun fact: I have the book that Matthew McConnahey is flipping through toward the beginning of the movie. It's fantastic.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on November 19, 2009, 03:44:42 PM
Fun Fact: Matthew McConnahey's part was actually going to go to Owen Wilson before his attempted suicide.

wait, thats not fun..

hell that "m-m-makes my eyes raaaaaiin"
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 19, 2009, 03:46:07 PM
The Thirst

A Korean vampire flick. It's a bit long, but it definitely has it's moments once the story gets going. The story doesn't really get going until about 45 minutes in though. The girl in movie is pretty hot but she is missing more than few screws.

7/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on November 19, 2009, 03:48:12 PM
is Jack Blacks character based on Owen's?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on November 19, 2009, 03:50:50 PM
that i can't answer.

i'm more curious if Brandon T. Jackson's character was based on anyone specific..
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Caliban on November 20, 2009, 01:18:40 PM
Rocknrolla: 8/10. I enjoyed watching it, but I expected more action out of it.

Dead Snow: 7/10. Hmmm, well the zombie costumes and makeup are suberb, and so are the gore events. The rest is just boring.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 20, 2009, 01:23:28 PM
dead snow is out?
isn't that the nazi zombie flick?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on November 20, 2009, 01:31:19 PM
i will also give Rocknrolla an 8/10

i like guy richie films but this wasn't as good as Snatch
Snatch 9/10
lockstock and 2 smoking barrels 8.2/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Caliban on November 20, 2009, 03:09:52 PM
dead snow is out?
isn't that the nazi zombie flick?

It's out on Blu-ray, and yes it is that nazi zombie flick... in Norwegian, and with a lot of snow.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Caliban on November 20, 2009, 09:27:26 PM
Star Trek (by J. J. Abrams): 9/10. It's a great Star Trek movie. I loved it.
I actually got the limited edition from amazon.com. The Enterprise model is fantastic, it's made of metal too.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on November 20, 2009, 10:32:27 PM
pirate radio: initial rating walking out of the theatre was 10/10

but on second thought].. its hard to put a number on it. It was very entertaining but pretty slow at times; it lacked story, but pulled you in anyway.. very odd...

phillip seymour hoffman = the man
bill nighy = the man
nick frost = the man

the whole cast was great, all the characters helped pull you in to the movie despite the limited plot and by the end of it you wish there was more, cuz they were all just so fun.

i also have to mention that the music was fantastic, and actually made me wish i grew up in an era where music had such an impact on society.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 21, 2009, 11:37:29 AM
Turtles Forever - 9/10

1980's Turtles meet up with the 2000's Turtles and together fight The Shredder(s).
This brought back such memories and pointed out how ridiculous the old turtles cartoon was back in the 80's.
It was great. It also puts all the animation & character differences side by side which also reminds you of how enjoyable and memorable the 80's turtles really were. If you are a fan watch it.

TheCW will be re-airing it in half hour episodes over the next 3 saturdays.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on November 21, 2009, 05:17:21 PM
I just watched it too, BlackNMild. I loved it. The word "epic" nicely describes it. There were SO many hat-tips to the 80's show and the old Mirage comic that I was having geekgasms every few minutes. There were even a few line-for-line homages that I loved. There's a DVD coming out, and I'm going to buy it on Day One.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on November 22, 2009, 01:17:46 PM
i gotta watch this, i used to loooove 80s turtles back in the day.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: vudu on November 23, 2009, 10:38:53 AM
Double Indemnity - 3.5 stars

Classic film noir.  Some of the dialog comes off as a bit cheesy and forced but it's just the style.  Once you stop thinking about it too much it almost becomes second nature.

But the plot to kill the husband is just silly--no wonder they got caught!  (This isn't a spoiler--the main character tells you in the first couple minutes of the movie how it ends--the bulk of the movie is a flashback.)

Really makes me want to watch Sunset Blvd again.  :)

Which reminds me ...

Ben-Hur[ The chariot race is one of the most intense things ever filmed. no CGI, just real people getting trampled by real horses. Four and Half Stars.

What happened to ShyGuy's classic movie reviews?  Did his Netflix subscription run out?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Khushrenada on November 23, 2009, 11:48:00 AM
I love Double Indemnity especially because of the awesome dialogue. It's always baby. "Shut up, baby."

I miss Shyguy's movie captions as well. I had watched a bunch of movies and got behind making comments on them so I kind of stopped. Maybe that's what happened with him as well.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: vudu on November 23, 2009, 11:53:26 AM
I love Double Indemnity especially because of the awesome dialogue. It's always baby. "Shut up, baby."

This made me laugh.  Mainly because it's true.  ;D

As I said, it sounds forced at first, but once you accept that it's the style of the film it works remarkably well.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: IceCold on November 24, 2009, 04:19:36 PM
:O I was just on a noir kick recently. Watch The Maltese Falcon guys.. and Chinatown of course.

Last movie I watched (finally): 500 Days of Summer. Surprisingly good (and funny)!

Best line: "I think you know what I need ........... uh, toner."
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on November 24, 2009, 04:21:05 PM
Last movie I watched (finally): 500 Days of Summer. Surprisingly good (and funny)!

Best line: "I think you know what I need ........... uh, toner."

finally someone else that saw and enjoyed the movie!
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BeautifulShy on November 25, 2009, 05:30:13 AM
Turtles Forever - 9/10

1980's Turtles meet up with the 2000's Turtles and together fight The Shredder(s).
This brought back such memories and pointed out how ridiculous the old turtles cartoon was back in the 80's.
It was great. It also puts all the animation & character differences side by side which also reminds you of how enjoyable and memorable the 80's turtles really were. If you are a fan watch it.

TheCW will be re-airing it in half hour episodes over the next 3 saturdays.
What time is it going to show on Saturday?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Khushrenada on November 25, 2009, 07:39:40 AM
:O I was just on a noir kick recently. Watch The Maltese Falcon guys.. and Chinatown of course.

Who do you think you are talking to? Of course I've watched that. The Maltese Falcon that is. Vudu didn't think highly of Chinatown and I trust his opinion.

Some other good Noir picks off the top of my head. The Big Sleep, The Big Heat, and Out of the Past.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: vudu on November 25, 2009, 09:13:07 AM
Anyone have any recommendations for good cheesy sci-fi movies from the 50s or 60s?  I say good because I recently saw It Came From Outerspace, and--while cheesy--I cannot say that it was good.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Khushrenada on November 25, 2009, 09:51:19 AM
Fantastic Voyage? Forbidden Planet? Is that the kind of cheese you're looking for? Is that good good or good bad?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 25, 2009, 10:32:16 AM
Turtles Forever - 9/10

1980's Turtles meet up with the 2000's Turtles and together fight The Shredder(s).
This brought back such memories and pointed out how ridiculous the old turtles cartoon was back in the 80's.
It was great. It also puts all the animation & character differences side by side which also reminds you of how enjoyable and memorable the 80's turtles really were. If you are a fan watch it.

TheCW will be re-airing it in half hour episodes over the next 3 saturdays.
What time is it going to show on Saturday?

I think it airs at 10am, but you might want to check your local TV guide.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BeautifulShy on November 25, 2009, 10:36:43 AM
Thanks BlackNMild. I'll probably just wake up early.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on November 25, 2009, 11:44:18 AM
forbidden planet 8/10 - that monster was badassed..they should have used cartoons as monsters in movies instead of clay stop motion, cus it looked fantastic
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on November 28, 2009, 10:37:33 PM
ninja assassin:

action: 7/10
plot:    2/10

oh well.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on November 29, 2009, 09:35:19 AM
ninja assassin 8/10

it gets points for reminding me of 70s Italian Giallo movies, never seen a Giallo movie?

Check out Tenebrae 9/10

Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on November 29, 2009, 12:13:18 PM
I'm should deduct points for finding out that the seemingly badass Rain (main character) is a pop singer.. lol

Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on November 29, 2009, 03:23:38 PM
I think there's something you should watch. (http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/156555/may-05-2008/rain-dance-off)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on November 29, 2009, 03:33:42 PM
hahah yeah i heard about that. But still ;)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: NWR_Lindy on November 29, 2009, 03:46:53 PM
Blood Work - One of those movies that happened to come on HBO while I'm drinking coffee in bed on a Sunday.  Directed by and starring Clint Eastwood in what can best be described as a poor man's Dirty Harry, if DH was an elderly heart transplant patient.  Terrible dialogue, overacting galore, and if you want cop-movie cliches they're all here.  Watchable if you're just looking for something to pass the time (and feel like laughing at cop movie cliches), but still pretty awful. 4/10

Gran Torino - Seems like it's Clint Eastwood week for some reason.  Eastwood does his best "crusty old man" here, which is good for a laugh (especially the racist one-liners - Kashogi should watch this movie with a pad and pen).  Predictable ending, but entirely not the movie I thought it would be (in a good way).  Not great, but good.  If you're an Eastwood fan (I'd say I'm a casual Eastwood fan, he's had a LOT of **** movies but I like him in general) you'll enjoy it, but some may think it's utterly average and predictable.  7/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on November 29, 2009, 03:52:42 PM
^I've seen it twice. Thanks.

Also, I don't think you know, but that "racial slurs" thread was a trap -- an unsprung trap, but a trap none-the-less.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: D_Average on November 29, 2009, 06:55:30 PM
Nanny Diaries 4/5.  Had Scarlett not been in it, 2/5.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on November 29, 2009, 08:13:40 PM
I love Gran Torino and the racial slurs was the icing on the cake. Without them I would have given the movie a 6 instead of a 9. His casual racism gave his character charm and depth without being insulting. Most of his slurs are archahic and born out of a real, but expired need to use them. I was laughing out loud from the unintentional comedy of it all.

I never felt that the ending was predicable unless you are meaning that you figured it out 5 minutes before it happened. You knew the situtaion was going to be resolved, but you didn't know what the body count would be until that last 5 minutes.

I did see Blood Work although I almost forgot that I watched it in the first place. You are right, hence why I almost forgot about the movie, seeing that it was so forgetable. He must have been learning the ropes seeing that his later movies have been good to excellent.

And to my un-look forward too and promised review of

Behind Enemy lines 2: Axis of Evil

If you haven't figured out by now, the title is based off the quote GWB made regarding Iran, Iraq and North Korea. This movie is set in NK seeing that is one country we can freely insult without harm.

If you ever seen the first movie staring Owen Wilson and Gene Hackman. It's a pretty good war movie about Owen going off mission in a recon flight over Bosnia and getting shot down for his troubles. It had a good budget, charm, characters, action and most importantly military support allowing them to "rent" military hardware for their movie making one kick ass package with an ending that screams USAUSAUSA.

This movie has none of that. It's low budget, dry, boring, at points stupid and has stock footage military support. The script is written by hacks, it's directed by hacks, it's acted by hacks and some good actors who needed the money who then phoned it in because they weren't given enough money.

The plot and ending is based on this event http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3648794.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3648794.stm)

Made for TV mini series are better than this, which somehow made a thearatrical release. This aborted messed should have never been made.

I did rent this for a 1 dollar with expectations low enough to wipe floors with, but it's so poor that I feel that I have a moral imperative to warn poeple away from this red, white and blue colored turd of the movie that fails even to be an effective right-wing propaganda movie.

Just fraking terrible/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on December 01, 2009, 12:30:13 PM
So a forum moderator is begging me to come back.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on December 01, 2009, 12:43:04 PM
The General A classic silent movie by Buster Keaton. It's amazing how well the humor holds up Four Stars
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: vudu on December 01, 2009, 12:47:49 PM
The Birds

The pacing is terrific.  The special effects are a mixed bag--some of the things they do with actual birds is really impressive; some of the fake birds ... not so much.

Three and a half stars
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on December 01, 2009, 02:22:18 PM
the birds 9/10

classic Hitchcock, the creepiness of the last scene of post apocalyptic bird world is just terrifying.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on December 01, 2009, 02:28:27 PM
Skills Like This - 7/10

indie comedy film about a guy who realizes that he is no good at something he has spent his entire life trying to be good at. Now he wants to be good at something and that something happens to be robbing places. But he isn't doing it for the money he doing just because he is good at it.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on December 01, 2009, 02:39:41 PM
that movie sounds awesome
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on December 01, 2009, 02:48:31 PM
It's pretty cool. The guy has such a nonchalant attitude to everything going on once he decides to start his new hobby and I am so jealous of his awesome Afro(he is a white guy but I was never able to grow one, you will love it). I really think you might like it.

I don't remember how I came across it, but I just added it to my netflix list like a week ago and it came in the mail on saturday.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on December 01, 2009, 03:41:35 PM
gotta watch that movie, sounds like the kinda **** i'd do.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on December 01, 2009, 09:43:02 PM
i can grow a pretty good Afro. I'll have to add it to my queue, sounds like my bag.

edit: LOL AT THE COVER
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on December 02, 2009, 02:15:33 AM
High Noon A town full of cowards. I wish they all died. Sheriff was a good sort though. 3 stars
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: IceCold on December 02, 2009, 02:23:41 AM
Just watched "Go" (1999). I'm fascinated whenever movies do the whole intersecting paths of characters thing, and it was done well in this movie. Recommended.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on December 02, 2009, 08:47:10 AM
BLACK DYNAMITE: 10 out of motherfuckin 10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on December 02, 2009, 09:00:48 AM
Yeah that movies great. I still can't figure out what's my favorite part.

It's either that line I posted earlier or I threw that **** before I walked in the room!
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on December 02, 2009, 09:19:45 AM
that **** was great! He said it so excited and giddy, like he was so proud he thought of doing it lol.

I think my favorite part was when he had his team do the lil richard "OOOOOH" a few times, it was silly but cracked me up.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on December 02, 2009, 09:38:25 AM
Ahhhh!!! It makes me sooo mad that Black Dynamite isn't playing anywhere within driving range of my house.

I'm gonna be forced to view it through other means unless I want to wait for the DVD.

and it has a 4.1 star rating on Netflix after 867 reviews.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on December 02, 2009, 10:03:55 AM
Ahhhh!!! It makes me sooo mad that Black Dynamite isn't playing anywhere within driving range of my house.

I'm gonna be forced to view it through other means unless I want to wait for the DVD.

and it has a 4.1 star rating on Netflix after 867 reviews.

i watched it by other means, it was awesome.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BranDonk Kong on December 02, 2009, 04:18:18 PM
I Love You, Man - 3/10
I heard good things about this movie, and I was *extremely* disappointed. I laughed maybe two times, and the movie in general, was a heaping pile of ****. it had such a great cast, but the script was horrible, and the conflicts were always settled way too easily. It sucks. Don't watch it.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on December 02, 2009, 05:08:06 PM
I'm gonna have to agree with that.. first time i saw it, i said i liked it but i think i was just trying really hard to like it to justify spending the money on two tix + popcorn/drink
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on December 02, 2009, 07:25:33 PM
I Love You, Man - 3/10
I heard good things about this movie, and I was *extremely* disappointed. I laughed maybe two times, and the movie in general, was a heaping pile of ****. it had such a great cast, but the script was horrible, and the conflicts were always settled way too easily. It sucks. Don't watch it.

you must have been over hyped, thats kinda harsh, it wasn't groundhogs day greatness, but it wasn't terrible
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on December 03, 2009, 09:27:23 AM
i dunno man, looking back.. i can't of a single thing that was memorable enough to keep me laughing. Well, except for the fact that once, watching Knocked Up after seeing I Love You, Man i noticed Paul Rudd "slappen de bass" in that movie as well.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BranDonk Kong on December 03, 2009, 07:40:49 PM
No, it was an absolutely horrible movie. Even my wife said it was ****.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on December 03, 2009, 09:20:58 PM
i liked it

ROCK N' ROLLA - Guy Richie at it again/10

Let's just say I'm looking forward to the sequel (which is a first for him).
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on December 04, 2009, 09:50:03 AM
rock n' rolla 7.9/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Caliban on December 04, 2009, 08:31:26 PM
Gojira - 8/10

THX 1138 - 7/10

Tron - 9/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on December 04, 2009, 10:20:06 PM
Night at the Museum 2 - 6.5/10

I wanted to go to sleep during part of it, but I'm really not a fan of Ben Stiller. This movie just wasn't that funny and not all that interesting. the first one was better if that counts for much.

edit: The main issue with this movie was that it was so heavily over advertised, that if you've seen the trailers on TV, you've seen almost every scene that you might have found funny if it had snuck up on you in the movie.
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Post by: EasyCure on December 05, 2009, 03:13:57 AM
Gojira - 8/10

isn't there an enemy in Zelda II named Gojira?
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Post by: vudu on December 05, 2009, 07:13:29 AM
You're thinking of Goryia.  Gojira is another name for Godzilla.
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Post by: NWR_Lindy on December 05, 2009, 08:02:39 AM
Swingers 9/10

I've seen it probably a half-dozen times now, but it never disappoints.  I'm probably the most annoying person to watch it with because I can't help but say the lines as they're spoken.
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Post by: EasyCure on December 05, 2009, 10:57:12 AM
You're thinking of Goryia.  Gojira is another name for Godzilla.

Ah thanks for clearing that up. I feel llike i knew Gojira was another name for Godzilla too.

Swingers 9/10

I've seen it probably a half-dozen times now, but it never disappoints.  I'm probably the most annoying person to watch it with because I can't help but say the lines as they're spoken.

Not the last movie i've seen but since we're on the subject:

Swingers 0/10

Didn't find it humerous at all, in annoyed the **** outta me... plus a young vince vaughn looks sorta alien-like.
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Post by: BeautifulShy on December 05, 2009, 12:46:08 PM
Well I watched part 2 of Turtles Forever and I liked it so I checked on youtube because I missed part 1 and can't wait till next week for part 3.

It is a Turtles fan's dream. Seriously when the 2000 Turtles started this movie is what I though would be nice to see. It has a pretty nice ending too.
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Post by: BranDonk Kong on December 05, 2009, 01:55:14 PM
Gojira actually is *the* name for Godzilla, is it not?
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Post by: Stogi on December 05, 2009, 02:33:56 PM
*Imagines a Japanese man pronouncing Godzilla; laughs my ass off*
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Post by: NWR_Lindy on December 06, 2009, 08:57:09 AM
Not the last movie i've seen but since we're on the subject:

Swingers 0/10

Didn't find it humerous at all, in annoyed the **** outta me... plus a young vince vaughn looks sorta alien-like.

Probably not your style of humor then.  It's totally classic from where I stand, pretty much laid the foundation for the character Vince Vaughn would play in every comedy he's been in since then.  The scene with them playing NHL '93 (and talking about the removal of fighting in NHL '94) on the Genesis is legendary.

As for Vince Vaughn's looks, the guy seriously needs to drop about 30 pounds nowadays.  Doughnut Vince looks totally ridiculous.
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Post by: ThePerm on December 06, 2009, 09:17:47 AM
swingers 9/10

half of this thread is score argument, i agree with Lindy on every point. What happened to Thin Vince?
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Post by: EasyCure on December 06, 2009, 12:20:50 PM
While I agree vince would look better if he lost a few lbs, I still think that the young vince looks creepy cuz his head is as big as it is now but his body looks sickly. He really did look like an alien.

When I saw it I tried to like it cuz I like vince vaughn and could totally see what you mean about it laying the foundation for the type of characters he'd play, but it couldn't draw me in like a more experienced vaughn could. Maybe if I saw the movie when it was released i'd be able to appreciate it some more but where it stands now, it just wasn't funny to me.

Don't get me wrong, there were some moments, like the NHL scene you mentioned or when vince thought the women was flirting with him but she was playing with her infant child, that made me chuckle. The rest of the movie though just felt like overuse of the term "you're so money", "baby", and that other character being annoyingly emo. Then again, that creepy scene when he left 100 messages on on that chicks phone was slightly funny in a disturbing way. Just goes to show how good ajob he did because I truly felt like "wow this guys a pathetic creep" ;)

Aaanyway...

Brothers: 5/10

Completely average movie. Its odd to me that Toby had the best performance considering the rest of the cast.. then again, his stll wasn't that great. At least Natalie Portman looked as beautiful as always.
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Post by: vudu on December 07, 2009, 10:41:42 AM
Funny People

Apparently everyone hates this movie but I rather enjoyed it.  It's a little dark and it's out as laugh-out-loud as other Apatow movies, but still enjoyable.

3.5 stars
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Post by: EasyCure on December 07, 2009, 03:33:29 PM
I guess vudu and i are in the elite group of people that got the movie and enjoyed it.
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Post by: broodwars on December 07, 2009, 09:08:45 PM
Armored - 7/10 - First things first, I didn't watch this movie by choice (mostly).  It was my dad's birthday, we were at the theaters, and he gave me a choice of seeing "Old Dogs" or "Armored".  I chose what I perceived to be the lesser of 2 Evils, and it seems I chose wisely. Armored is pretty average, with a decent cast, decent action, a decent premise, and an average script.  So why the above-average score?  As much as I thought it would, the movie didn't bore me and actually did a good job ratcheting the tension.  I had a modestly entertaining time with a decent caper movie.  It is pretty throwaway, though, and the script has more holes than the Utah Jazz defense.  If you have to see it, you'll enjoy it but you aren't missing anything if you don't.
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Post by: broodwars on December 08, 2009, 02:33:09 AM
Note: Pardon the double-post, but since it was you guys who even let me know this movie existed I felt I might as well give you a shout-out.

TMNT: Turtles Forever - 9.5/10 -
This movie is such a love letter to anyone who's ever enjoyed the Ninja Turtles.  It's epic, it's extremely funny, and in the end it's a fitting tribute to the franchise and a great way to end an era.  Watching it, I'm actually kind of sad that Nickelodeon's making a new TMNT series in the coming years, because it just feels superfluous.  It was just utter joy seeing the old 1980s Ninja Turtle designs again and even hearing good impersonations at the old voices, especially in contrast to the utterly generic designs of the 2000s series.  My only complaint is that I felt they took a few too many digs at the 1980s Turtles without giving them some sort of redeeming value, something to show that for all the goofiness they're still Ninja Turtles.  As much as I now find the 1980s show stupid and extremely poorly written (and honestly, the 2000s show isn't much better), it certainly had its moments and I was a little annoyed with how stupid everyone from that era acted.  They even took digs at the 1980s April and her silly yellow jumpsuit, but what do we see the next time we see the "right" April from the 2000s show?  She's in a silly yellow jumpsuit, of course.  I don't know, maybe that was supposed to be ironic.  Still, great movie.
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Post by: vudu on December 10, 2009, 07:39:53 AM
Torn Curtain

Cool Hand Luke and Mary Poppins defect to Cold War-era East Berlin to steal nuclear secrets.  Alfred Hitchcock directs.

Not a bad movie.  The plot is very straight-forward and it's easy to guess what's going to happen next.  My biggest complaint is there is zero chemistry between two actors.  They're supposed to be in love but they act more like two strangers who happen to be seated next to each other.  Julie Andrews is not sexy.

Two stars.
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Post by: ShyGuy on December 10, 2009, 08:25:42 AM
You are so money and you don't even know it. Swingers is awesome. So is Made. Subsequent Favs and Vince collaborations have been good by not as strong.
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Post by: IceCold on December 10, 2009, 04:30:11 PM
I guess vudu and i are in the elite group of people that got the movie and enjoyed it.

Haha. Yeah right :P
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Post by: EasyCure on December 10, 2009, 07:26:22 PM
I guess vudu and i are in the elite group of people that got the movie and enjoyed it.

Haha. Yeah right :P

Hey, i have no beef with you. You also enjoyed [500] Days of Summer
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Post by: Stogi on December 11, 2009, 12:52:36 AM
Groundhog's Day

You know those movies that you've watched over and over again but never make it to the end? This was one of those movies....until tonight.

Man...This movie was so great it damn near changed my life. It's perfect in so many ways. I just wish I saw it sooner (well finished it sooner).

10/10
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Post by: ThePerm on December 11, 2009, 01:37:26 AM
haha, it came on right after the FX block, i was watching it till Damn commercials broke my mood

10/10 as well. My sister in law was like "what movie is this" and i was like "only the greatest comedy ever made"
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Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on December 11, 2009, 05:22:06 AM
I used to recommend that movie to my ex all the time.
She would constantly do the exact same stupid **** and I always told her that she made me feel like I was Bill Murray and this was my Groundhog Day.

To this day I think she has avoided the movie, since I don't think she wants to fully understand what I was saying about her. One of the few reasons why she is an ex.
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Post by: BeautifulShy on December 12, 2009, 11:01:41 PM
Well I just finished "It's a Wonderful Life"

I haven't watched it for many years and it is just as great as when I first saw it.

10/10
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Post by: Dasmos on December 14, 2009, 06:41:59 AM
Saw Where The Wild Things Are today. It definitely wasn't what I was expecting, but then again, I wasn't sure what to expect going in. It was amazing to see what Spike Jonze created out of a book with 48 pages, many of which didn't even have any words. I went to see it with friends, some we whining because it was a "children's movie", which it absolutely isn't. I guess it's more of a movie about children, or at least a movie about childhood.

It was intruiging, imaginative and interesting. Soundtrack was pretty ace too.

8/10.

I also saw Zombieland last week.

I'd probably describe this movie as the American version of "Shaun of the Dead", not as good mind you. The movie is a lot of fun, just not as witty as SotD, although the Bill Murray stuff is among the greatest film I have ever witnessed. One of the best comedies of the year and Emma Stone is a fox.

8/10.
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Post by: EasyCure on December 14, 2009, 06:49:04 AM
Agreed, emma is a hotty-hotty-yum-yum and i'd let her take a hummer from me any day (pun intended). You're not far from you American Shawn of the Dead comparison, I think I've read interviews stating that was the goal they had in mind. Between bills cameo and Emmas beauty, that movies a10/10
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Post by: broodwars on December 14, 2009, 07:04:54 AM
Currently trying to catch up (via the internet) a bunch of old(ish) Disney movies I've been meaning to see for a while, starting with Atlantis: the Lost Empire.  Surprisingly decent, though watching it it's hard to deny the accusations that this movie royally ripped off the 1980s Japanese anime Nadia: the Secret of Blue Water because there's a very anime-ish feeling to the whole movie.  The animation, though, feels cheap by Disney standards (much as Lilo & Stitch did) as if it were made to be Direct-to-DVD.  The plot is, well...typical and predictable with tacked-on side characters, and the voice acting is very average.  Some very good storyboarding towards the end, though, that makes for a very striking last 1/3 of the movie.  8/10

Next up on my docket, Treasure Planet and Atlantis 2: the Search for More Money.  In case you're wondering, the whole reason I'm watching these movies now is because I ignored anything out of Disney after Mulan, Pocahantas, and especially Hercules showed me the company was growing incapable of engaging animated material.  I happened to finally see The Emperor's New Groove and Tarzan a few years back, and it seemed that maybe I missed a few gems along the way so now I'm trying to catch up on what I missed.
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Post by: BranDonk Kong on December 15, 2009, 08:49:03 PM
The Holy Mountain - 10/10
Fucking epic movie. You'll think it's all nonsense if you can't follow along, but the end makes everything else make sense. Also, if you know anything about tarot cards it helps, I guess. Watch it, then thank me. Lots of nudity, male and female, and some pretty disturbing scenes, so watch it only with people that can handle **** like that (or watch alone).
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Post by: broodwars on December 16, 2009, 05:15:30 AM
Treasure Planet - 8.5/10 - Wow, this was a surprise.  I'm really of two minds about this movie: on the one hand, the animation in this movie is gorgeous (though still not up to par with the glory of the Holy Disney Trinity); the writing is really quite good and sticks surprisingly closer to the core themes of the original Treasure Island than any previous adaptation; and there are moments of the movie that are genuinely exciting.  On the other hand, I really wish Disney had made up their mind whether they were going to do a futuristic take or a traditional animated take on "Treasure Island."  Instead, the movie tries to do both and so you have two extremes that just don't mesh together very well.  For example, the movie portrays space as this fantastical and dangerous frontier...yet characters can breathe in space.  It's "the future", but we still have buildings made of wood.  And after Mrs. Hawking's family inn gets burned down, apparently Hawkings and the professor leave her behind to apparently suffer in destitution (and probably prostitution) while they go adventuring off for fame and fortune.  Minor stuff like that, not to mention the entire existence of the "funny robot" at the end of the movie, just nagged at me the entire time.  The movie presented some truly fantastic concepts (I love the "book" that holographically projected its story with that famous British Voice Actor narrating it), but it just felt like the creativity was restrained by being shackled to the original Treasure Island story.  Still a good movie, though.

Atlantis 2: Milo's Return - 1/10 - I have absolutely nothing good to say about this Disney direct-to-DVD sequel to Atlantis.  This "movie" is more like a pilot to an Atlantis cartoon series, yet the animation is actually worse than Disney cartoon series of the 1990s.  The voice acting is also uniformly bad, and I didn't give a damn about any of the Scooby Doo-esque stories.
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Post by: ThePerm on December 18, 2009, 10:28:16 PM
Avatar = Starship Troopers + Ferngully + Apocalypto +Last Samurai

9/10
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Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on December 19, 2009, 01:34:28 AM
Inglorius Basterds - 9/10

I went in expecting more action, violence and out right carnage after seeing all the previews, but after an hour or so I remembered that this was a Quentin Tarantino film and the dialog is where the real action is at, even though there still was a fair amount of action in the movie.
It may seem to start off a little slow, but every scene has it's purpose in drawing you further into the story of the movie. Very well done.
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Post by: Stratos on December 19, 2009, 01:49:13 AM
Next up on my docket, Treasure Planet and Atlantis 2: the Search for More Money.  In case you're wondering, the whole reason I'm watching these movies now is because I ignored anything out of Disney after Mulan, Pocahantas, and especially Hercules showed me the company was growing incapable of engaging animated material.  I happened to finally see The Emperor's New Groove and Tarzan a few years back, and it seemed that maybe I missed a few gems along the way so now I'm trying to catch up on what I missed.

I want to do a similar thing but focus on all of the D2DVD and TV series that I missed. Though I realize now I missed a few more of the major movies than I thought. I'll be watching your reviews for good ones I missed.

PS-What do you mean by Disney Holly Trinity? Is that a widely used term or are those your favorite three?
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Post by: broodwars on December 19, 2009, 03:41:45 AM
Next up on my docket, Treasure Planet and Atlantis 2: the Search for More Money.  In case you're wondering, the whole reason I'm watching these movies now is because I ignored anything out of Disney after Mulan, Pocahantas, and especially Hercules showed me the company was growing incapable of engaging animated material.  I happened to finally see The Emperor's New Groove and Tarzan a few years back, and it seemed that maybe I missed a few gems along the way so now I'm trying to catch up on what I missed.

I want to do a similar thing but focus on all of the D2DVD and TV series that I missed. Though I realize now I missed a few more of the major movies than I thought. I'll be watching your reviews for good ones I missed.

PS-What do you mean by Disney Holly Trinity? Is that a widely used term or are those your favorite three?

I generally refer to the run of Beauty & the Beast, Lion King, and Aladdin as "the Holy Disney Trinity."  As far as I know, it's just my pet name for those 3 fantastic movies.  Yeah, I know I should probably make it a 4-some and add Little Mermaid in there, but I hate that movie.

And to recap for you, I'm all caught up now on the Disney animated movies that made it to theaters during the years I was ignoring Disney:

Atlantis - Good, but not great.  Also doesn't look all that great for a Disney theatrical release, but at least looks leagues better than its' D2DVD sequel.

Treasure Planet - Very good, but I wish they had just taken the concept of Treasure Island and done a futuristic take rather than have "Treasure Island...in...Spaaaaaaace!"  Very good animation, though, and (aside from one completely obnoxious and superfluous robot at the end of the movie) pretty decent writing.

Atlantis 2 - Avoid like the plague this D2DVD wannabe-TV pilot.

And just for good measure, some other movies in that time period you may have missed...

The Emperor's New Groove - Surprisingly good, and David Spade for once is actually funny while being annoying.  Very 4th Wall-breaking.

Tarzan - This movie gets a lot of crap for the Phil Collins music, but you know what?  I like Phil Collins, and I like this movie.  It's beautiful and has a decent story.  In fact its only flaws are having Rosie O' Donnell (a flaw the universe itself has yet to correct) and an incredibly weak villain.
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Post by: EasyCure on December 19, 2009, 07:31:20 AM
Avatar= the first reak "epic" movie I've seen. It was amazing from start to finish. Cameron created such a beautiful world... it was actually a shame that the movie ended because I just wanted to marvel at more of the environment and its people.

Simply amazing.
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Post by: Stogi on December 19, 2009, 08:34:07 AM
The Emperor's New Groove is one of my favorite movies! You don't understand how much I love that movie.

Man my favortie part is at an 1:03:00
http://quicksilverscreen.com/watch?video=52254
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Post by: kraken613 on December 19, 2009, 11:28:55 AM
I want to go to Avatar but there is 10 inches of snow here! And in the mountains 10 inches is death! I will go sometime next week!
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Post by: ShyGuy on December 19, 2009, 12:32:10 PM
G.I.Joe - Bad on multiple levels. Two Stars
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: nickmitch on December 19, 2009, 03:32:23 PM
Avatar:  While the run time seems daunting at the very least, the story is ok enough to not put you to sleep until the awesomeness that is the 3D effects battle scene.  If you don't see it in 3D, you're wasting your money. 8/10
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Post by: D_Average on December 20, 2009, 09:13:57 AM
Avatar:  While the run time seems daunting at the very least, the story is ok enough to not put you to sleep until the awesomeness that is the 3D effects battle scene.  If you don't see it in 3D, you're wasting your money. 8/10

Agreed.  Saw it in 3D last night.  Though many of the diaglogue lines had me laughing and I could see the resolution of the story a mile away, the setting and characters were simply spell binding.  I actually want to watch it again.
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Post by: Caterkiller on December 20, 2009, 11:19:50 PM
For those of you who have had enough HD grey and brown, Avatar is the movie to see. The neon colors and magical world just blew me away.
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Post by: ThePerm on December 20, 2009, 11:35:01 PM
yeah, my sister and law traveled all the way over to phx to watch it on imax, but when we got there the IMAX theater was sold out, we just drove 30 miles or so, so we went to the Harkins in the same mall. Has i known it was the first night I would have got tickets online. Still saw it in 3d, but man i still haven't seen an IMAX movie. I kinda want to watch it again.
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Post by: Plugabugz on December 23, 2009, 02:47:27 PM
I watched Avatar earlier. Really? We waited 12 years for this? It's a visually brilliant film (only Mario Galaxy stands up to it in terms of style), but True Lies is still James Camerons' best written work.
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Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on December 23, 2009, 02:54:29 PM
it was 14 years in the making.....
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on December 23, 2009, 02:54:38 PM
it gave me googly eyes for 2 hours :P
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on December 23, 2009, 02:55:44 PM
So if I were to go watch this, would I be missing out if I didn't watch it in 3D?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on December 23, 2009, 02:56:46 PM
well the first half of the movie is like 3d in your face everything, then it tones down the 3d, and then it kicks back up around the end with the action
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: kraken613 on December 23, 2009, 05:09:50 PM
Avatar in 3D- 9.5/10

Your a damn fool to see this in 2D! It was amazing! The most beautiful visuals in a movie ever I think.
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Post by: D_Average on December 23, 2009, 05:42:40 PM
At most theaters, seeing it in 3D isn't much more.  To see it in 2D is just a waste.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: kraken613 on December 23, 2009, 07:07:33 PM
It was $10.50 where I went.
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Post by: Dasmos on December 23, 2009, 10:38:24 PM
I wouldn't bother watching the film if it wasn't in 3D. In 3D it's a fucking experience.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: nickmitch on December 23, 2009, 11:39:14 PM
You might as well go watch Rosanne give a 3 hour lecture on erectile dysfunction.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Dasmos on December 24, 2009, 03:19:12 AM
I think a 3 hour lecture from Roseanne would give me erectile dysfunction.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on December 24, 2009, 03:29:50 PM
I think a 3 hour lecture on erectile dysfunction would give me Roseanne.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on December 24, 2009, 03:50:12 PM
(500) Days of Summer - 8/10

I liked it. I went in thinking it was gonna be a romantic love-story drama with some slight comedic elements despite what the narrator at the beginning of the movie had to say, and overall it kinda was, but without all that sappy romantic stuff. It had it's funny moments and I like the way the story was told. I also like how it ended, changing of the seasons.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Caterkiller on December 25, 2009, 03:50:52 PM
Never mind! i'll fix that later!
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: NWR_Lindy on December 26, 2009, 03:30:21 PM
I Love You, Man - 9/10 - I'm a big fan of Paul Rudd, so this was an instant favorite of mine.  It actually gets funnier with multiple viewings, because much like something like Anchorman, you pick out the more ridiculous finer points of the dialogue and characters the second and third time around.  What I like is that all of the characters seem like real people, not the over-the-top caricatures of personality types that you see in most comedies.

The Hangover - 4/10 - I know people that think this movie is a laugh riot, but to me it's barely funny at all.  The characters aren't very interesting or likeable, and the plot seems to set itself up for a hilarious payoff, but that payoff never materializes.  Supposedly this movie is really quotable, but the quotes are all just characters saying stuff in a stupid voice instead of saying anything clever, IMHO.  Only about two or three scenes made me chuckle...for the rest of the movie I was surfing the web on my iPhone.  I'll never understand the appeal of this movie.
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Post by: BranDonk Kong on December 26, 2009, 04:53:07 PM
I would completely reverse those two scores.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on December 26, 2009, 07:14:18 PM
Up in the Air

Great movie. George Cloony has endless appeal. Vera Farmiga ain't bad either. And the younger girl is a hoooooottie!
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on December 26, 2009, 11:27:35 PM
Happy Feet - 5/10 - Yeah...ummm...wow.  I got this for Christmas from my sister, who apparently is a big fan of this movie despite not really being a fan of animation.  I just finished watching it for the first time, and for the life of me I can't understand how people can love this movie.  This is the shining example of why over time I've learned to only watch Pixar CG Movies, because all the others suck: the story is lifeless and un-engaging, the message is delivered with all the subtlety of a nuclear missile (sorry, but when I sit down to watch an animated film about dancing penguins, I don't want to be lectured on how "evil humans are destroying the environment" (TM)), and the near-constant bombardment of pop music just destroys the illusion of the movie for me.  The animation is great for its time, but that's about it.
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Post by: NWR_Lindy on December 27, 2009, 06:48:43 AM
I would completely reverse those two scores.

Just goes to show that these movies have two very different types of comedy.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BranDonk Kong on December 27, 2009, 07:14:34 AM
Well that's true. Odd thing is, Paul Rudd is one of my favorite actors. I just thought the script was horrible and every issue in the movie was resolved way too easily.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: GearBoxClock on December 27, 2009, 08:15:31 AM
Countdown to Liquor Day: If you like the Trailer Park boys, this is a great comedy.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on December 27, 2009, 11:43:16 AM
Up Sometimes I wonder if Walt Disney actually owned a Sorcerer's hat that imbued the holder with the power to make great animated movies. Around 1990, Disney sold some old boxes out of their attic and Pixar gained possession of Yensid's hat. There hasn't been a near twenty year run of such animated magic since the glory days of the Disney studios. Up gets Four Stars
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Post by: vudu on December 27, 2009, 01:50:37 PM
Up

I loved the first half of the movie, but once the talking dogs start flying around in WWII-era biplanes it got a bit too silly for its own good. 

3 stars
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on December 27, 2009, 06:08:16 PM
WHERE IS YOUR SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE?

Four Christmases I like Vince Vaughn. I like Jon Favreau. I like Robert Duvall. I like Jon Voight. I like Mary Steenburgen, I like Kristin Chenoweth. I don't really care for Reese Witherspoon. Three Stars
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Post by: broodwars on December 27, 2009, 06:20:14 PM
WHERE IS YOUR SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE?

Four Christmases I like Vince Vaughn. I like Jon Favreau. I like Robert Duvall. I like Jon Voight. I like Mary Steenburgen, I like Kristin Chenoweth. I don't really care for Reese Witherspoon. Three Stars

I saw that movie over Thanksgiving thanks to my crap-loving parents, and I really didn't like it.  It's formulaic and fond of tired LCD jokes and stereotypes.

As for UP, I had the same issue with it that Vudu has (and, for that matter, the same issue I had with Wall-E): it starts strong, but runs out of steam and into cliche and silliness around the halfway point (plus, I really hate Russel).  Compared to stuff like my recently-watched Happy Feet, it is a work of art though.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: bustin98 on December 27, 2009, 10:53:55 PM
Saw GI Joe for the first time. I'll give it a 7.5 out of 10. Love the kung fu grip line. Hated the ending, almost as bad as Vader screaming Noooooooo.... The efffects were decent, the action kept the story moving, even if the story was lame. Happy I saw it.

Also saw Ice Age 3. Pretty funny, decent animation even if not Pixar. It gets a 7 out of 10.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on December 29, 2009, 11:27:42 AM
The Hangover - 7.9
Slightly over rated but still a good comedy. I would have enjoyed it more if I didn't go in expecting anything.

Welcome to the Dollhouse - 5
Sad to see that the lead actress (the girl that was hung upside down and drained in Hostel 2/DJ's girlfriend in Roseanne) is not only very unattractive now but wasn't even cute as a little girl. This movie also wasn't funny at all.

Blazing Saddles - 7
I didn't find it as funny today as I did many years ago when I first watched it, but it still had some choice quote and is still one of Mel Brooks funnier films
"They said you was hung"
"And they was right"

Ice Pirates - 7
Enjoyable 80's action/adventure flick. Lots of funny little things throughout, mostly involving the robots, but the Passion Storm scene is pretty hot and the final fight scene is pretty funny.

-last 3 movies is me clearing out my Instant Watch queue since movies are about to expire-
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on December 29, 2009, 11:42:58 AM
I think my wife has Four Christmases in the Netflix...list. I'll watch it ONLY for Kristin Chenoweth, for whom I have a secret crush. She's adorable and funny, and has a habit of wearing incredibly low-cut tops.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: DAaaMan64 on December 29, 2009, 05:54:51 PM
Avatar  I freakin' loved it. So it was a Disney story, biiiggg deal. I like Disney stories. I thought Pandora is where the meat of the awesome was. Basically the creative portion of the movie, and the only portion with any interesting depth. Pandora was definitely more interesting than Middle Earth.

At least they tied in everything I can think of that they mentioned, and I appreciate that for a 3 hour movie.  Also, unfortunately I think I fell in love with Neytiri which sucks, I hate it when that happens >.> It should be illegal to make fake people that beautiful.

9.5 / 10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on December 29, 2009, 05:59:45 PM
if anybody should make a Zelda movie, it should be James Cameron. Imagine the Zoras!
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: D_Average on December 29, 2009, 06:41:05 PM
Welcome to the Dollhouse - 5
Sad to see that the lead actress (the girl that was hung upside down and drained in Hostel 2/DJ's girlfriend in Roseanne) is not only very unattractive now but wasn't even cute as a little girl. This movie also wasn't funny at all.

I saw that a long time ago.  I remember feeling just gross after wards.  The same girl though is kinda cute in Princess Diaries.  Kind of.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: DAaaMan64 on December 30, 2009, 12:44:41 AM
if anybody should make a Zelda movie, it should be James Cameron. Imagine the Zoras!

Oh gawd plz no. I seriously HATE it when I fall in love with a character in a movie. HATE IT. I really avoid movies where I hear that can happen. Its no annoying, it brings me down for the next 24+ hrs.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on December 30, 2009, 05:07:02 AM
Sherlock Holmes - 8. Robert Downey Jr OWNED this movie. Everything else just didn't stand up to his brilliance.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on December 30, 2009, 07:05:46 AM
Sherlock Holmes - 8. Robert Downey Jr OWNED this movie. Everything else just didn't stand up to his brilliance.

Do you think a fan of the classic Sherlock Holmes stories can enjoy this movie?  I grew up with the books and Basil Rathhbone (via the 1930s-1940s Sherlock Holmes Radio Dramas) as my Sherlock, and the moment I saw the trailer for this movie I didn't like it.  It just looked like they tried to turn Holmes into more of an action hero with silly jokes, but maybe it was just a bad trailer?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on December 30, 2009, 10:59:52 AM
Hehehe...no better version of Sherlock than "The Great Mouse Detective." FACT.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on December 30, 2009, 11:11:21 AM
Hehehe...no better version of Sherlock than "The Great Mouse Detective." FACT.

A great adaptation of Sherlock Holmes to be sure, but to me "The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" is probably the best version of the character I've ever [heard].  You should look it up sometime and hear Rathbone's (who also played Holmes in the movies at the time) classic take on the character.  Nigel Bruce's take on Watson is very soothing as well.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: bustin98 on December 30, 2009, 11:38:41 AM
I prefer Brent Spiner as Sherlock Holmes and LaVar Burton as Watson...
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on December 30, 2009, 12:48:28 PM
Sherlock Holmes - 8. Robert Downey Jr OWNED this movie. Everything else just didn't stand up to his brilliance.

Do you think a fan of the classic Sherlock Holmes stories can enjoy this movie?  I grew up with the books and Basil Rathhbone (via the 1930s-1940s Sherlock Holmes Radio Dramas) as my Sherlock, and the moment I saw the trailer for this movie I didn't like it.  It just looked like they tried to turn Holmes into more of an action hero with silly jokes, but maybe it was just a bad trailer?

It was probably a bad trailer. But the film stands up for it's strong chemistry between the characters. I paid far more attention to their interactions then the plot itself.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on December 30, 2009, 12:57:01 PM
Duplicity - Better than I thought it would be

I expected horrible stuff from this movie, especially since this gif came from the movie
(http://i48.tinypic.com/x5c8sp.gif)

But it was better than expected and it didn't even have the ending that you might suspect.
to sum up this movie without giving too much away, How Players Get Played
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: vudu on December 31, 2009, 10:35:02 AM
-last 3 movies is me clearing out my Instant Watch queue since movies are about to expire-

What?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on December 31, 2009, 11:08:41 AM
Instant Watch movies on Netflix at some point have an expiration date where you can't Instant Watch them anymore(some become available again at a later date).

The last 3 movies I rated were just me getting rid of movies that were about to expire on my list.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on December 31, 2009, 12:35:16 PM
A Perfect Getaway - 8.5/10

I really liked this movie. You think you know whats going on, you might be right, but then again, you might be wrong. You think you know who;s telling the truth and who is bullshitting, but once again, you might have it all wrong, or partially wrong. Either way, this movie was very entertaining and the location was very beautiful.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on December 31, 2009, 03:13:36 PM
i haven't watched many sherlock holmes movies, but i read the case of the bohemian something or other, and the one about the club of red haired men..from the trailer it seems pretty true to the books rather then the movie versions.

Reading the books, Sherlock holmes seems like more of a house type of character, a guy whos incredably intelligent, but is falling apart. Wheres the Hugh Lorry version(though, i guess Downey plays the same type of parts as of recent)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: NWR_Lindy on December 31, 2009, 04:45:09 PM
To me, The Hangover was a poor man's version of Very Bad Things (which is awesome).
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on December 31, 2009, 08:25:07 PM
Inglorious Basterds 9/10
I wasn't sure if i was going to like this one, but I was wrong to even think that. One could complain there is not much action, and thats its mostly dialog, but what little action there is over the top, and the dialog is some of the most clever stuff to ever come out of anybodies mouth in a movie.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on December 31, 2009, 08:51:08 PM
^ almost like my review ;)
Inglorius Basterds - 9/10

I went in expecting more action, violence and out right carnage after seeing all the previews, but after an hour or so I remembered that this was a Quentin Tarantino film and the dialog is where the real action is at, even though there still was a fair amount of action in the movie.
It may seem to start off a little slow, but every scene has it's purpose in drawing you further into the story of the movie. Very well done.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: RABicle on December 31, 2009, 11:24:13 PM
District 9 is on iTunes and DVD now. I give it 5/5. It's the best movie of 09
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Peachylala on January 01, 2010, 10:02:24 AM
Cinderella: 4/5

I don't know why, but Cinderella is one of my Disney favorites. The heroine doesn't suck, the mice are awesome (Jaq and Gus of course), the dramatic scenes are great (the dress scene and the key scene), and Lady Tremaine is an awesome villain.

Cinderella 2: -100/5

Why?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 01, 2010, 12:14:35 PM
Jennifers Body - 7.25

Megan Fox was lookin soooo good in this movie, but I can't say the same for the blonde chick (the dumb blonde from Mean Girls). This movie really would have benefited if they had actually showed more of Jennifer's Body, but I guess we'll have to wait a little bit more for that to happen. But the movie itself wasn't bad and was actually quite entertaining. Some minor issues wit how certain situations where handled (like most horror movies) but they are easily over looked.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: D_Average on January 01, 2010, 12:36:29 PM
Up 3/5

Looked awesome on me new plasma, but the movie takes a bizarre turn once the dogs enter the picture.  The whole fight over the weird bird is a bit far fetched too.  The character of the old man seems more like the type to hand the bird over to his life long hero rather than fight him.  Also, the old man waited until after his wife died to go to Paradise Falls.  Fail.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on January 01, 2010, 04:00:50 PM
It's Complicated

Better than I thought it would be, let's put it that way.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BranDonk Kong on January 01, 2010, 04:48:48 PM
...The whole fight over the weird bird is a bit far fetched too..
And the part where he floated his entire house to South America using helium balloons wasn't?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on January 01, 2010, 06:31:05 PM
Also, the old man waited until after his wife died to go to Paradise Falls.  Fail.

Actually, if you watch the opening montage, you'll see that he managed to scrape together the funds to buy plane tickets to South America late in life.  He was about to present them to her when she fell sick and died.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on January 01, 2010, 07:45:19 PM
Sherlock Holmes Stuck closer to the Conan Doyle stories than I suspected. Downey is excellent as always. Guy Ritchie displays surprising talent. 3.5 Stars

Oh, here are spoilers for how the inevitable sequel ends:
Holmes and Moriarty plunge to their deaths over a waterfall
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on January 01, 2010, 07:56:30 PM
Oh, here are spoilers for how the inevitable sequel ends:
Holmes and Moriarty plunge to their deaths over a waterfall

Until Holmes is revived and Moriarty cloned centuries later in a surprisingly decent TV series.  ;)

Seriously, the stories should have ended with that event you named, and Conan Doyle himself wanted them to.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stratos on January 02, 2010, 01:29:40 AM
...The whole fight over the weird bird is a bit far fetched too..
And the part where he floated his entire house to South America using helium balloons wasn't?

In only 24-hours too. Quite impressive.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 02, 2010, 02:38:10 AM
9 - WTF is the point of this movie!?

Seriously. They create an issue, and spend the rest of the movie trying to solve it, but ultimately in the end, everything is the same as before. they try to explain some background for the story, but even that is lacking. This movie fails really hard in making you give a crap about any of the characters or giving anyone any sort of motivation to make an interesting plot.

I'm just gonna spoil the movie so you don't waste your time bothering to watch it.
Scientist creates machine that is like a brain. Army uses the machine to win a war. Machines turn on humans and destroy everyone except for it's creator. Brain Machine deactivates(no more humans to kill?). Creator (the scientist) captures pieces of his soul inside of a bunch of burlap sack puppets who then come to life(this is where the movie starts). They are the last hope for humanity(huh?). They wander around without purpose avoiding the last active machine(small cat like machine). the last puppet created(#9) re-activates the big brain machine on accident. Big Brain Machine tries to collect all their souls. They shut the machine down after losing 5 burlap puppets. he frees their souls and now they are free to live their lives. the end.

They were pretty much free to do what they did in the end in the beginning. So I'm really not sure what was the point of this movie. What was the Brain Machines motivation for capturing all the souls, what happens when it does? How are these burlap puppets the last hope for humanity? Why was this movie made when even though the movie short story it was based off of didn't make much sense but basically told the exact same story?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: nickmitch on January 02, 2010, 12:08:18 PM
They were pretty much free to do what they did in the end in the beginning. So I'm really not sure what was the point of this movie. What was the Brain Machines motivation for capturing all the souls, what happens when it does? How are these burlap puppets the last hope for humanity? Why was this movie made when even though the movie short story it was based off of didn't make much sense but basically told the exact same story?

The brain machine killed everyone because it didn't have a soul or some ****.  The scientist used some kind of black magic (lol) to put his soul in to the puppets so that the machine could have a soul and restore life on Earth (somehow).  The puppets figured this out (I think) but were all like "**** that" because they didn't want to "die" just to try and bring humans back. So, then they decide to control their own destiny and do with the Earth as they wanted.  Humans aren't worth it, is the point.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 02, 2010, 01:49:15 PM
Was that explained in the movie, how the machine would somehow restore humanity(after it killed all the humans) once it got a soul or is that just the reasoning that you came up with? How would a machine make humans?

I remember the part where they give the background on what happened and why and I don't remember them saying that specifically. I understand that the machine had no soul and he gave his soul to the 9 puppets, but why would the talisman work against the machine if it was designed to put the souls inside the machine? Why is everything all better now that the machine is gone when the machine wasn't a threat to them before 9 showed up?


You don't have to answer those questions. This movie just wasn't worth the time regardless of whatever the underlying message was.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on January 02, 2010, 06:21:50 PM
Yeah, I totally read those spoilers because I've heard such on-the-fence opinions about the movie. I'm not really sure I want to see it now.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: nickmitch on January 02, 2010, 06:23:09 PM
Was that explained in the movie, how the machine would somehow restore humanity(after it killed all the humans) once it got a soul or is that just the reasoning that you came up with? How would a machine make humans?

I remember the part where they give the background on what happened and why and I don't remember them saying that specifically. I understand that the machine had no soul and he gave his soul to the 9 puppets, but why would the talisman work against the machine if it was designed to put the souls inside the machine? Why is everything all better now that the machine is gone when the machine wasn't a threat to them before 9 showed up?


You don't have to answer those questions. This movie just wasn't worth the time regardless of whatever the underlying message was.

I will do so anyway!

The part about him wanting to put his soul in to the machine was "explained" but in parts.  He said that the machine was like a human brain but failed because it lacked a soul.  And if you'll remember, the machine was programed (at some point) to capture the dolls and take their souls (or piece of his soul).  Once it had all 9 parts of the scientist's soul something would happen hence 9 being humanity's last hope.  What exactly that was was not explained.

The remaining dolls are better off now because at least the first monster is dead, and there aren't any threats (that they know of) out there, leaving them free to explore and rule the Earth.

I don't really recall the talisman working against the machine, but I'm pretty sure it was the piece of the big one that ultimately allowed it to take the souls.  That's how the scientist used it, IIRC.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 02, 2010, 06:46:02 PM
But it still doesn't make sense unless the machine was gonna start making humans.
why not program the doll to goto the machine and surrender the soul or just go put the soul in the machine himself. He(the scientist) was the last human, so in reality, he himself was humanities last hope.

and it only took one doll to handle that catbot, so they could've been safe long before 9 showed up(since he had no part in dismembering the bot) if hey had wanted to.

As far as the talisman, 9 had played back that video that the scientist had left him just before he dumped that last part of his soul in the doll and somehow 9 knew exactly what the symbols meant even though no explanation was given. He pried the talisman away from the brain bot and then hit the symbols on it in a specific order(that was never explained and he had a epiphany about), turned it towards the brain bot and then it sucked the souls back from it.

Another thing is, why didn't they try to put the souls back in the lifeless dolls that they came from? Only one body was lost for good down the deep dark hole under the bridge.


either way, that's enough about this movie.

I'm about to go back to my 'Chuck' marathon in preparation for season 3. Gotta get my girl into the show so she'll know whats going on next Sunday when Chuck returns.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on January 03, 2010, 04:47:13 AM
BnM: I felt the same way. Confused, bewildered....what the **** did I just watch? What the hell was the point?

Was I entertained? Yes. But do I ever want to see it again? Hell no. Actually, I think it would piss me off if I ever saw it again; kinda like Transformers 2.

AVATAR

Movie of the year? As much as I love Inglorious Basterds and District 9, I'm going to have to give Avatar the nod here. It was literally one of those movies that after you finished seeing it, you immediately wanted to see it again. It was one of those movies that put you in such a great mood afterwards. I can't lie. I clapped once it showed the credits...and the thing is, I wasn't alone.

When he first uses his avatar up until after he captures his dragon, I swear I was all smiles. It was the greatest adventure ever. Who didn't want to be him?

Oh and did anyone catch this funny observation. After he has sex with that alien chick (which was kinda weird by the way...i mean, he would have to aroused by her to begin with....not saying she wasn't a "hot" alien chick in comparison to her species, but she was still a fuckin' blue monster cat thing)...but anyway. After he has sex with her, did you notice that his Avatar was still cuddled with her? How fucked up was that lol?! I mean think about it, she's basically cuddled up with a puppet and she doesn't even know it. He's back at the base eating, probably had to wash hjs pants and smoke a cig, and most likely took a shower all the while this chick is butt-ass-naked in the woods with his puppet. I thought that **** was hilarious.


And man...Imax 3D has come a long way. I remember seeing some underwater video and thinking it was cool but just a gimmick. This time it was perfect. I'm honestly contemplating NOT buying the blu-ray because of how severely disappointing it'll be with no giant screen and 3D.

Anyways, I'm probably going to see it again before it leaves the theater.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on January 04, 2010, 12:54:48 AM
The Mask of Zorro - 8/10 - If you've been following my more recent posts you've probably noticed a general theme of late.  ;)   Well, I finally got around to seeing this movie and...it's ok but nothing spectacular.  My chief complaint (and I recognize that this is an unfair one born of personal bias) is that neither Anthony Hopkins nor Antonio Banderas sell me that they are worthy successors to Guy Williams as Zorro.  There just isn't that almost Spider-man level of playfulness to their portrayal of the character, not to mention Williams was a natural fencer taught by legends in the business.  Getting to actual flaws of the movie, though, this movie reminds me a lot of Star Trek Generations: Hopkins completely steals the show as Diego De La Vega, and Banderas' character just isn't interesting enough to care about when he's on screen.  Maybe it's just that level of class that Hopkins brought to his role, but I would frequently wish that Banderas would just get off the screen so we could see more of what "Diego" was up to.  It doesn't help that the movie also never does a great job of selling why exactly we should care about "Alejandro" and better still why he deserves to be the new "Zorro."  He's a dirty thief who got caught, lost his brother in the process, and then decided to seek revenge.  Yes, "hero of the people" this one is.   ::)   At least this gives the movie a great opportunity to mock him in the process as he is completely schooled by De La Vega, including a incredibly funny sequence where Alejandro decides to show off and starts whipping his sword around in a frenzy to look impressive, followed by a casual single swing disarm from De La Vega.  I could have done without the somewhat excessive sexual undertones throughout the movie as well, though I suppose it's understandable considering the leads.

On the upside, the action is competently staged and the story overall is good and flows well.  I also appreciated the nods to previous Zorro works, particularly when De La Vega in disguise assumes the name of "Bernado."  Of course, they could have taken that joke even further by having him pretend to be deaf & dumb and speaking in pantomime, but that's just a fanboy request.   :P: : : :

I've been forewarned about "Legend of Zorro" and so won't be seeing that film, but this is a competent "pass the torch" movie.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stratos on January 04, 2010, 01:07:36 AM
Yeah, Legend of Zorro was quite disappointing to me compared to Mask of Zorro. My friends liked it oddly enough but it just felt cheesy. Too much cliche with the whole 'Wow! My dad is really a superhero!' storyline.

Also I think they changed the story a bit in the sequel because I could have sworn Alejandro had a daughter at the end of the first movie but he only has a son in the sequel. Though it has been a while. Can you confirm this, Broodwars?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on January 04, 2010, 01:18:41 AM
Also I think they changed the story a bit in the sequel because I could have sworn Alejandro had a daughter at the end of the first movie but he only has a son in the sequel. Though it has been a while. Can you confirm this, Broodwars?

I'm pretty sure it's a girl as well.  If not, those are the girl-iest baby clothes I've ever seen on a boy.  Besides, that whole ending is meant to be a callback to the beginning of the movie with Hopkins, so it would only make sense that it would be that way.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stratos on January 04, 2010, 01:42:31 AM
Agreed, which was why it felt so jarring in the sequel when it was different. I think that nagging thought just set a poor initial tone for the entire film in my head. Granted, the rest of then movie wasn't terribly impressive to me, but I might have viewed it in a slightly better light had they not thrown in that change.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on January 04, 2010, 01:50:21 AM
It was totally a girl at the end.  I give Mask an 8/10 as well. I thought it was pretty good, i don't have the same complaints about Alejandro though, i thought he was interesting. He was a ruffian, and he had to work at the elegance of Zorro. I also liked watching From G to Gents :p
Plus he had to do things like fake his accent to not stick out amongst the nobility.
and I agree the Sequel was lame 2 points deducted 6/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on January 04, 2010, 02:00:57 AM
I give Mask an 8/10 as well. I thought it was pretty good, i don't have the same complaints about Alejandro though, i thought he was interesting. He was a ruffian, and he had to work at the elegance of Zorro. I also liked watching From G to Gents :p
Plus he had to do things like fake his accent to not stick out amongst the nobility.
and I agree the Sequel was lame 2 points deducted 6/10

Like I said, most of my problems with Alejandro have to do with the problem that Diego just completely overshadows him as a more interesting character played by a more compelling actor.  Alejandro just needed more time to develop as a character and come into his own as Zorro than a 2-hour movie with two ongoing stories can support.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: bustin98 on January 04, 2010, 11:17:58 AM
Next you'll have to watch Zorro, the Gay Blade. George Hamilton at his best.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 05, 2010, 04:50:31 PM
To All Those That Have Seen AVATAR, is this accurate?

(http://i47.tinypic.com/6puxi1.jpg)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: D_Average on January 05, 2010, 05:31:37 PM
I Love You Man - 2/5
This movie draaaags.  The awkward moments between Rudd and Seagal just aren't aren't enough. 
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on January 05, 2010, 06:07:59 PM
That's too funny, BlacknMild. "Unobtanium" sounds like something you collect in Ratchet & Clank (Raritanium).
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: GearBoxClock on January 05, 2010, 06:52:50 PM
That's too funny, BlacknMild. "Unobtanium" sounds like something you collect in Ratchet & Clank (Raritanium).


They actually called it Unobtainium in the film. No joke.


Also,
Avatar- 8/10
Eh. Writing was predictable, but okay. the CGI is the main draw really.


Star Wars: The Clone Wars- 7/10
Meh. Not too horrid. Not as good as the Clone Wars cartoon or the films, but it isn't bad


Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day- 8/10
If you like the Trail Park Boys, see this. It is very, very funny.

Total Recall- 8.5/10
Makes me remember how Ahnold managed to keep a career. He was a surprisingly good actor in the right roles
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on January 05, 2010, 07:23:41 PM
yeah, when i heard unobtainium in the movie...i thought "that is a really unoriginal name"
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: GearBoxClock on January 05, 2010, 07:38:48 PM
Maybe it's a TvTropes reference?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: DAaaMan64 on January 05, 2010, 10:27:37 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unobtainium

And yes thats mostly accurate. The only thing that bothers me about it is they NEVER in the movie go into the relationship with Neytiri and Tsu'tey. Which bothers me because they imply the same story line in an interview I saw. But we never learn what Neytiri really things of Tsu'tey, just that they were supposed to hook up.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: nickmitch on January 06, 2010, 01:37:33 AM
The Princess and the Frog - I think I looked like a pedophile seeing this by myself today.  Good movie.  Liked most of the characters.  Songs were ok but not memorable (which was disappointing).  I didn't like the fact that they consistently have to remind you that's it's in New Orleans at the most unnecessary times in similar ways.  Occasionally, they showed how much they studied the cit but simultaneously didn't really get it.  It's hard to explain. 7/10 Good for the kids.

Village au Panique (A Town Called Panic) - Crazy, hilarious, French. 9/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on January 07, 2010, 08:53:26 AM
Next you'll have to watch Zorro, the Gay Blade. George Hamilton at his best.

*looks up a summary of the movie's premise*

No.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on January 07, 2010, 01:11:25 PM
Nine - I haven't seen 9, but judging on the fact that some people don't like it above. But Nine is great.

I did not know Dame Judy Dench could sing.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: NWR_Lindy on January 07, 2010, 09:47:53 PM
(500) Days of Summer - 9/10.  Great flick.  I love relationship movies that are actually realistic instead of overly hokey, overly comedic, or overly dramatic.  I though the movie would be one way at the beginning, but it turned out to be an entirely different kind of film at the end.  Probably my favorite of the 2009 movie year that I've seen.

District 9 is next in my Netflix queue.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on January 09, 2010, 01:14:37 AM
Sherlock Holmes 8.5/10

This is a strong movie. The casting is perfect. The action bloody fun. The writing witty, but not quite as good as Inglorious Bastards. The plot surprisingly clever as it should be for a show about Holmes. This movie has the potential to be the Lethal Weapon for these hard times.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: D_Average on January 09, 2010, 10:48:15 AM
Gigantic - 3/5
Strange movie.  Its filmed like a romantic comedy, but it takes some weird, and some time hilarious diversions.  Zoey is cute enough, but overall the movie leaves a bit to be desired.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: RABicle on January 09, 2010, 08:18:05 PM
The Lovely Bones 3/5
chilling. You could **** yourself.
Story about some girl named Ruth who one day walking home from school feels the spiritual presence of a recently deceased classmate.

District 9 5/5
Watched it again recently, amazing.
Story is about this guy called Christopher, he and his son are collecting minerals to escape a refugee camp.

Inglourios Basterds 4/5
Funny.
Story of a cinema owner in Paris who is given the opportunity to host a gala German film festival.

Starship Troopers 3/5
Shoddy acting lets down funny and slick scifi action.
Tragic tale about the survivors of Buenos Aires.

Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation 1/5
Shitty slasher flick.
A moving tale about a woman who succumbs to mental illness.

Starship Troopers 3: Marauder 3/5
More like the original, better acting, worse directing, lowest budget yet.
A exploratory documentary exploring the connections between church and state.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: IceCold on January 09, 2010, 11:53:58 PM
Up 3/5
Also, the old man waited until after his wife died to go to Paradise Falls.  Fail.

Wow, way to completely miss the point of the movie (and a major plot cue too).
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: IceCold on January 10, 2010, 12:00:25 AM
Right, recent movies..

Avatar was great visually and the world was enthralling, but the story and characters were simple and archetypal. Movie of the year? Not by a long shot - that goes to either The Hurt Locker or Up in the Air.

Sherlock Holmes
was better than I expected but not brilliant. Robert Downey is incredible of course.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: D_Average on January 10, 2010, 09:08:37 AM
Up 3/5
Also, the old man waited until after his wife died to go to Paradise Falls.  Fail.

Wow, way to completely miss the point of the movie (and a major plot cue too).

Sheesh.  It was a joke.  Anyways, the movie is highly overrated.  The 50 mins spent with the explorer and his dogs was a complete snooze fest.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: NWR_Lindy on January 10, 2010, 02:11:20 PM
District 9 - 8.5/10.  What a great movie.  A little more action at the end than I thought was necessary, but it was exceptionally well-written.  I'd consider it to be a very real portrayal of what I could see happening if aliens became stranded on our planet.  What I liked the most was that it explored issues of racism (speciesism?) without being moralizing or heavy-handed.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Dasmos on January 10, 2010, 06:02:05 PM
District 9 - So yeah I rented District 9, after seeing it a couple of times at the cinema. Being a South African movie it definitely has an obvious arpatheid reference. Also I read somewhere that the most of Wikus' lines were improvised which is pretty amazing. But yeah a great film. I probably reviewed it earlier in the thread, but I'm doing it again and giving it a: 9/10.

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist - I'm getting pretty sick of Michael Cera playing George Michael in every movie, because the writing is never as good as Arrested Development. Anyway not an entirely unlikable film, it had a good soundtrack. Also what ever the main chick's name is pretty hawt. 6/10.

Adventureland - I thought is was funny that the only movies I have seen this Jesse Eisenberg character in were called Zombieland and Adventureland, none of my friends thought so. Well I enjoyed this film, it wasn't what I expected, but in a good way. Kristen Stewart was also surprisingly good in it, so I guess it's just that the suckiness of Twilight made me think she was ****.

Soundtrack was good in this too. 7.75/10.

Push - ****. Also Dakota Fanning's skirt was too short and it made me feel like a perv. 3/10.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on January 10, 2010, 11:07:54 PM
Kat Dennings. Hot as hell.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on January 11, 2010, 04:41:08 PM
Not sure when i last posted but..

Avatar (second time) still 10/10

Paranormal Activity: ****/10
but i will give one of the alt. endings credit, where she slits her throat, that was kinda creepy to watch. Then again, after hearing about the 2nd alt. ending i deduced points

Youth In Revolt: Wished it was funnier/10
Thats about a 6.5/10 for those who like to keep score. It had its moments but it wasnt what i expected. The two main characters personalities grew to be rather annoying by the end of the film, which i wished DIDNT have a happy ending.

Daybreakers (i think its one word) 7/10 at first thought, 6/10 after consideration.

This movie was cool until the ending which left you kinda 'meh'. You'd probably forget about it the second you walked out the theatre (like i did). It starts off cool and sorta stylized but ends very VERY bland.. the gore was nice though, but i'm afraid its what kept me watching.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on January 11, 2010, 10:39:10 PM
District 9 What a weird movie. Not sure if I liked it or not.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on January 12, 2010, 10:04:06 AM
District 9 What a great movie. Not sure if I like it this much... its kinda scaring me.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: vudu on January 12, 2010, 10:41:16 AM
District 9 is over-rated.  There; I said it.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on January 12, 2010, 02:19:14 PM
How the aliens and the humans acted in the movie didn't ring true to me.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: GearBoxClock on January 12, 2010, 02:22:25 PM
I loved District 9

Question. Why are there so many 9 movies this year?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Peachylala on January 12, 2010, 05:29:24 PM
Princess And The Frog Really enjoyable movie. Best tear jerker scene in a Disney movie ever.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on January 13, 2010, 01:42:32 AM
Continuing my current trend of catching up on big movies I ignored years ago...

The Incredible Hulk - 9/10 - I've never been the biggest fan of the Hulk.  Like Superman, I think he's an incredibly dull character just because he is so ridiculously overpowered and when you get right down to it there's not much to him.  His alter-ego is an interesting character, sure, but when things heat up the boring character steps in.  My last exposure to this character outside random appearances in various one-off Avengers animated movies and appearances on Marvel animated series like Wolverine & the X-Men was Aang Lee's pretentious travesty of a Live Action movie many years ago.  Happily, this movie is everything that that POS was not: well-paced, well-shot (none of that "multiple camera angles at once" BS that Lee did), well-written, well-acted (outside Lib Tyler), and well-animated.  Much like Bruce Timm's take on Superman (which is the only take on Superman I actually like), this movie takes the Hulk and strips his abilities down to a level that's actually fun and interesting to watch.  When Banner's on screen the movie still manages to be interesting, always a problem in series with characters bearing dual personas.  The villain is a bit silly and I think he has rather a lot of access to classified US Government secret projects for a British Officer only on-loan to the US Army, but whatever.

This movie also manages to make a big production of the one thing just about everyone complained was missing in the Lee movie, making it easily the best moment of this movie:

Abomination:  "ANY LAST WORDS?!"

Hulk: "HULK....SMAAAAASH!"

*Hulk destroys the ground out from underneath Abomination.*


Next on the docket: the Iron Man movie from the same year, which I have seen before but not since it came out.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on January 13, 2010, 08:42:11 AM
yeah...the incredible hulk is a good drink; especially when it's an army green.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on January 13, 2010, 12:43:59 PM
Yeah, I loved the new Incredible Hulk, minus horse woman.

Something Something Something Dark Side

Ehhhhh hard to say whether I liked it as much as Blue Harvest. There seemed to be more tangential stuff and less attention paid to the original material. Funny overall, but there are a few too many long jokes.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: GearBoxClock on January 13, 2010, 12:50:22 PM
I am not a fan of Family Guy.
They rarely have new jokes
With Something Something Something Darkside, I'd heard most of the jokes before, on other, better Star Wars specials
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on January 13, 2010, 12:58:00 PM
I am not a fan of Family Guy.
They rarely have new jokes
With Something Something Something Darkside, I'd heard most of the jokes before, on other, better Star Wars specials

glad i'm not the only one that feels that way. I stopped watching Family Guy after the show went back on the air and I realized that the first episode wasn't just borrowing jokes from seasons prior to say "we're back!" but that that whole season turned out to say "we're back, and with all that time off we didn't think up ****"

Plus their types of jokes don't lend themselves well to being running gags. "Cool W-hip" will never be the simpsons "ha-ha"
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BranDonk Kong on January 13, 2010, 06:05:16 PM
Family Guy is easily the worst show on television. The South Park where they make fun of Family Guy is funnier than any real FG episode ever made.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on January 13, 2010, 06:10:07 PM
"you think THAT'S bad.."

they really nailed the feel of the show with that one.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on January 13, 2010, 06:17:19 PM
Family Guy is usually only funny in short spurts, but overall, I think it's a pretty good show. I remember the first time I watched it over 5 years ago, I almost **** my pants when the kool-aid man bursts into the court room. Now, it seems like that's all that ever happens.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on January 13, 2010, 07:11:48 PM
The show's problem (now) is that it's become far too self-referencial. I mean, the same thing happened with Simpsons but it was never as blatant.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on January 13, 2010, 08:09:11 PM
thank god, after how long its been running.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on January 13, 2010, 10:30:15 PM
Terminator Salvation 7.8/10 It wasn't terminator 2 good, but it wasn't like the mcshit fest everyone said it would be. I liked it, i did like miss 15 minutes to take a dump, but i didn't miss much i guess.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on January 14, 2010, 08:21:46 AM
Why didn't you just pause the movie?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on January 14, 2010, 12:05:02 PM
My dad was watching it, and knowing him he wouldn't finish the movie, he would just get up and do something else and never finish it, i still have it rented..i could watch that part over again...
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on January 14, 2010, 04:01:20 PM
i'm still pissed i seemed to be the only one who chuckled at past terminator references during the movie. Maybe i'm just easily amused OH A BALL OF YARN! *plays*
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: nickmitch on January 15, 2010, 03:53:37 PM
Obsessed - Meh.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stratos on January 16, 2010, 01:20:18 AM
Just watched Timeline. It was OK. An alright action movie with a little bit of ridiculousness thrown in. I'd say 7/10.
I read the book before and had similar feelings about it. Both had parts I liked better. It did make me want to reread the book to compare the two since it's been a long while since I read it.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on January 16, 2010, 11:01:48 AM
after watching it 4 times Inglorious Basterds score  goes up it was 9/10 now its 10/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on January 16, 2010, 12:01:40 PM
Finally got around to seeing Sherlock Holmes, good movie, lots of fun. I knew very little about the character going in so I didn't have any expectations going in. Aside from that chick (can't think of her name) from wedding crashers, good performances all around and I like how its set up for a sequel and which I'm excited for. This is one of those movies where the characters are so good, you wanna see more when its all over with.

8/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on January 16, 2010, 01:09:31 PM
Rachel McAdams. I've never seen what the big deal is. She was good in Mean Girls, that's about it.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on January 16, 2010, 02:29:56 PM
Rachel McAdams. I've never seen what the big deal is. She was good in Mean Girls, that's about it.

There was a big deal made about her?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on January 16, 2010, 03:06:30 PM
i think she is hot, thats a big deal, like she seems like she should be like in some pub or tavern somewhere in Scotland, and some old dude comes out of nowhere, and he's like want to date my daughter...she's a fine lass!, and then out pops Rachel McAdams wearing a flanel tartan skirt and a white low cut halter top, and then you reply "is this heaven?"

eye of the beholder i guess
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on January 16, 2010, 06:50:13 PM
Indeed.

I just watched "9." Like most of you, I didn't get it either. Where was THE MACHINE getting all it's scrap parts to build robots? What the eff was it going to do with all those souls (actually, parts of one soul)? Why was the cat-bot even still around? What powers the machines? What's with the alchemical circles of power? A visual treat, but I totally didn't care about the plot.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on January 16, 2010, 10:23:02 PM
Moon, that movie was made of awesome 9/10. Its like a twilight zone episode thats really fleshed out. I was also reminded of portal not because of the Hal/GlaDOS like robot, but some other stuff....

Goya's Ghost 8/10 that was pretty damn good.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: D_Average on January 18, 2010, 07:45:32 AM
Sunshine Cleaning 4/5
Uhhhhhh...What?

I give it an extra 2 stars for Amy Adams.  So wholesome.  So cute.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: bustin98 on January 18, 2010, 11:02:52 PM
I just got the Watchmen on Bluray, the Ultimate Cut. The movie, I love. Added scenes and the mixed in Black Freighter storyline. Awesome. The box the set comes in: makes it even better. It has a magnetic seal on it similar to the X-Files collection. And the blood on the Comedian's pin is raised on the cover of the box. For $40 you can't go wrong. Love it love it love it. 10/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on January 19, 2010, 01:22:31 AM
does it have squid?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: bustin98 on January 19, 2010, 03:39:06 PM
I think we're just going to have to get over the squid. The set includes a 5 hour motion comic, so there's your squid.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on January 19, 2010, 07:53:35 PM
The squid didn't ever make any goddamn sense anyway.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on January 19, 2010, 08:12:14 PM
The squid didn't ever make any goddamn sense anyway.

(http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=999;type=avatar)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 19, 2010, 08:26:32 PM
The squid didn't ever make any goddamn sense anyway.

(http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=999;type=avatar)

(http://i47.tinypic.com/hweosl.jpg) :zoid:
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on January 19, 2010, 09:58:05 PM
oh the movie was real good, but yeah if i were Schneider i would have put the squid in specual features!

and Tom sellick would haveplayed the comedian

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b188/DTrent/The%20Beauty%20Of%20Man/ab0b4303.jpg
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on January 19, 2010, 10:02:50 PM
Tom Selleck is the coolest man alive.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on January 21, 2010, 02:43:13 PM
not since he lost the mustache.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on January 21, 2010, 07:58:45 PM
it takes Tom Selleck 20 minutes to grow a mustace
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on January 21, 2010, 08:41:39 PM
Gamera the Brave

Awful movie, especially for somebody like me who loves the Heisei Trilogy. This newest and lone Millenium entry absolutely sucks by comparison. There are even a few Showa entries I'd rather have watched. Half the script consists of a little boy screaming "TOTO!" because that's what he named Gamera. The movie's opening five minutes is the best, showing what happened to the old Gamera. Otherwise, this movie is a waste of time.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 23, 2010, 03:34:07 AM
Death Note

Japanese film about a note book where if you write a name in it, the person whose name was written will die. It has English Dubbing and is clever enough to make some rules and actually stick to them. I kept thinking about what I would do with a book like that and how out of control things would get if someone had a common name or something else that would just mess with the actual usefulness of such a book, but they came up with some pretty good boundaries that make sense. I was into it and there is also a sequel that they advertise at the end of the movie, so that has just been bumped up my Netflix list.

3.75/5 stars
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on January 23, 2010, 03:55:59 AM
Death Note

Japanese film about a note book where if you write a name in it, the person whose name was written will die. It has English Dubbing and is clever enough to make some rules and actually stick to them. I kept thinking about what I would do with a book like that and how out of control things would get if someone had a common name or something else that would just mess with the actual usefulness of such a book, but they came up with some pretty good boundaries that make sense. I was into it and there is also a sequel that they advertise at the end of the movie, so that has just been bumped up my Netflix list.

3.75/5 stars

You're really doing yourself a disservice not seeing the TV series instead, which is very good (if a bit pretentious in places and goofy in others).  I haven't heard great things about the three compilation movies they made from it (which are what you're watching now).
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 23, 2010, 03:57:53 AM
didnt know there was a tv show.

edit: you were referring to the anime.
I just went back and read the reviews on Netflix and it seems that they made the movie a 2 parter and did a really good job of capturing the anime, even using the same voice actors for the english dubbing.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on January 23, 2010, 03:59:58 AM
didnt know there was a tv show.

Not exactly the best way to watch it (I think the episodes available streamed there are subbed, and Death Note has a stellar dub), but here:

http://www.hulu.com/death-note (http://www.hulu.com/death-note)

If you end up interested in the TV series dubbed, the whole series has been out on DVD for a while now.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 23, 2010, 04:05:42 AM
didnt know there was a tv show.

edit: you were referring to the anime.
I just went back and read the reviews on Netflix and it seems that they made the movie a 2 parter and did a really good job of capturing the anime, even using the same voice actors for the english dubbing.
Not exactly the best way to watch it (I think the episodes available streamed there are subbed, and Death Note has a stellar dub), but here:

http://www.hulu.com/death-note (http://www.hulu.com/death-note)

If you end up interested in the TV series dubbed, the whole series has been out on DVD for a while now.

can't sleep, about to start watching now.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 26, 2010, 02:23:49 PM
Gamer - 7/10

I kinda like this movie since it uses what I think is a realistic approach to where current technology may be headed. Games like Home/The Sims where portrayed and tech like Natal/Minority Report where also in play. The main concept that I liked was The Running Man/Death Race like entertainment/prison system that was in place only they used nanotech in the general populace to allow remote control of the subject as if playing a video game. It was all handled well and was pretty believable for what it was (like the fat guy sits in chair at home playing as female character in Home). The only thing I didn't like was the very end. Literally the last 10 seconds or so.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: hartnsoul88 on January 26, 2010, 08:12:31 PM
Watched Avatar in 3D a few weeks ago and loved it!! Triggers all sorts of emotions and the effects are amazing. Would give it 9/10 for me!!
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on January 27, 2010, 05:19:31 PM
(like the fat guy sits in chair at home playing as female character in Surrogates).

Fixed? That part of that movie made me laugh.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on January 30, 2010, 06:03:31 PM
I've been watching a lot of stuff lately, so I'll try to keep this brief:

Iron Man - 9/10 - A movie I didn't care much for when I first saw it a few years ago, but watching it now after I have a much better appreciation for the character I really like this movie now.  Looking forward to the sequel.

Next Avengers: Heroes of Tommorow - 3/10 - "Ugh".  That best sums up this bland movie with its bland characters and TV animation production values.  It's funny, but the more I explore the Marvel Universe the less I like it.  After Spider-Man; the X-Men; Iron Man; and (to some extent) the Hulk, there's a real drop-off in quality in the Marvel Universe with increasingly uninteresting characters and even worse villains.  The Avengers seem largely made-up of the rejects of the Marvel Universe, and this movie stars the children of those rejects in a story that's hard to give a damn about.  So yeah, this movie's bad.

The Lord of the Rings (Trilogy - Extended Editions) - 10/10 - I've been meaning to rewatch these movies for a while now, as I hadn't sat through them pretty much since they first released.  Well, the better part of a decade later I finally got around to it, and the movies are still awesome (particularly these Extended Editions).  I'm still not thrilled with some of the changes Jackson made in Two Towers (Faramir in particular) and that movie in particular drags in places, but the overall quality shines through.  Watching these movies in SD DVD really makes me long for HD Blu-Ray versions, so long as all the extras in these mammoth sets get ported over.

Next up on the docket: the Evil Dead trilogy, a series of horror comedy movies that up till now I've never seen.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on January 30, 2010, 06:48:29 PM
The Ex: Don't Know, Didn't Care/10
Hated it. Turned it off halfway through. The story never goes anywhere, and Michael Bluth is just an ass the whole time. Zach Braff is unable to play anybody other than John Dorian, too.
 
The Ladies' Man: Tiffani Amber Thiesen/10
Simplistic comedy. Then TAT walks onscreen and you're all like DAYAM THAT'S what a woman looks like!
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stratos on January 31, 2010, 02:31:21 AM
The Lord of the Rings (Trilogy - Extended Editions) - 10/10 - I've been meaning to rewatch these movies for a while now, as I hadn't sat through them pretty much since they first released.  Well, the better part of a decade later I finally got around to it, and the movies are still awesome (particularly these Extended Editions).  I'm still not thrilled with some of the changes Jackson made in Two Towers (Faramir in particular) and that movie in particular drags in places, but the overall quality shines through.  Watching these movies in SD DVD really makes me long for HD Blu-Ray versions, so long as all the extras in these mammoth sets get ported over.

That's funny, I didn't mind the changes in TT as much as the ones in Fellowship and TT is actually my favorite of the three. I was very upset that they didn't include Glorfindel and replaced his role with boring Arwen.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on February 01, 2010, 09:04:00 AM
The Lord of the Rings (Trilogy - Extended Editions) - 10/10 - I've been meaning to rewatch these movies for a while now, as I hadn't sat through them pretty much since they first released.  Well, the better part of a decade later I finally got around to it, and the movies are still awesome (particularly these Extended Editions).  I'm still not thrilled with some of the changes Jackson made in Two Towers (Faramir in particular) and that movie in particular drags in places, but the overall quality shines through.  Watching these movies in SD DVD really makes me long for HD Blu-Ray versions, so long as all the extras in these mammoth sets get ported over.

That's funny, I didn't mind the changes in TT as much as the ones in Fellowship and TT is actually my favorite of the three. I was very upset that they didn't include Glorfindel and replaced his role with boring Arwen.

Sadly, Glorfindel and his 2 seconds in the entirety of the Lord of the Rings books simply had no place in the movies, as as Tom Bombadil didn't.  They had to replace him with someone who the audience might actually care about over the course of a 3 hour movie.

My problem with Two Towers is that the theatrical cut of the movie is relatively abysmal.  You have to see the Extended Edition for that movie to become as great as the other two, as the scenes added do more to add character to that movie and explain the changes than any other movie in the trilogy.  Even understanding why they did what they did with Faramir, I still don't care much for it.  Jackson basically took Faramir's role in the books (to be the one person who shows that there's still strength and honor in Man) and gave it to Aragorn, making Faramir almost a pointless character.  The Ents came out sigificantly worse in Two Towers as well, coming off as cowards.

Like I said, though, most of my problems with Two Towers are with the theatrical cut, though I still find what happens to Aragorn during the Warg attack to be inane and filler when Jackson already had a mammoth book to adapt.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on February 01, 2010, 09:08:05 AM
Alright, with that out of the way it's time for Evil Dead!

The Evil Dead - 5/10 - A fairly average straight-up horror flick, which is certainly what I wasn't expecting based on the reputation this series supposedly has.  This movie reeks of "Late 70s" in pacing, seemingly taking forever for the movie to get anywhere.

Evil Dead 2 - 8/10 - Now this is what I was expecting when I decided to check out these 3 movies.  Cheesy as hell with silly one-liners and Bruce Campbell getting the crap beaten out of him every other second, this movie is so stupid it's awesome.

Army of Darkness - 3/10 - No, on second thought let's not talk about Army of Darkness...'Tis a silly movie.  ;)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on February 01, 2010, 09:33:14 AM
So you give The Evil Dead Trilogy a 16/30 or a 2.5/5 stars average.
Not Bad. Not Great.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on February 01, 2010, 09:35:02 AM
So you give The Evil Dead Trilogy a 16/30 or a 2.5/5 stars average.
Not Bad. Not Great.

Pretty much.  Moderately entertaining, but I'll never understand how all 3 of these movies became cult classics.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on February 01, 2010, 01:58:46 PM
Alright, with that out of the way it's time for Evil Dead!

Army of Darkness - 3/10 - No, on second thought let's not talk about Army of Darkness...'Tis a silly movie.  ;)

Broodwars is dead to me...not really

Army of Darkness 10/10 - yes i have watched it recently.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: RABicle on February 01, 2010, 08:34:13 PM
Some porno - 2 erections everyhalf hour
I wanted to have sex afterwards.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Dasmos on February 01, 2010, 09:20:44 PM
ahahaha

Just watched the first 3 Star Wars again.

Star Wars - 9/10. Don't really need to explain this score.
Empire Strike Back - 9/10. Probably like it a little more than the first one, just because Yoda is actually in this film.
Jedi Strikes Back - 5/10. Going into this film I completely forgot how much of the film is taken up by those goddamn Ewoks. Luke is a ****** in this film too.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on February 01, 2010, 09:26:35 PM
Jedi Strikes Back - 5/10. Going into this film I completely forgot how much of the film is taken up by those goddamn Ewoks. Luke is a ***got in this film too.

You know, I've never understood the hatred for the Ewoks.  Maybe I'm just one big softy (I did grow up in a family that constantly owned 1-2 Shih Tzus), but I always found them adorable and their role in the film kind of inspiring in a "little oppressed people take on a mighty Empire and pull out an impossible win" sort of way.  For me, the most painful part of Jedi is all that stuff on Tatooine with Jabba the Hutt.  The movie runs really slowly during that half of the film, and it's brown as far as the eye can see.  Hooray.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on February 01, 2010, 10:03:50 PM
Remember the Wicket movies? Hell yeah, those were so awesome.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on February 01, 2010, 10:12:20 PM
Remember the Wicket movies? Hell yeah, those were so awesome.

Ugh, yes I do remember the Ewok movies...and now I wish I didn't.  ::)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stratos on February 02, 2010, 01:45:39 AM
I thought the first Ewok movie was great when I was a kid. It started out like a nature documentary with a narrator explaining what the Ewoks were doing. It was an enjoyable cheesy adventure movie with a slight Star Wars flavor.

The second was ridiculous and depressing considering almost everyone of importance died in the first 10 minutes of the movie and then the film warped from Star Wars to a generic medieval film with tiny fuzzy bears.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on February 02, 2010, 05:01:57 PM
Legion: 4/10

This is one of those movies i just KNEW was gonna be stupid but just interesting enough to put up with, but still mad I paid to watch it. There could've been a more interesting story in there, but it fell thru the cracks pretty early on. The hot "rebelious goth teenager" was worth it, if anything, but she died at the end. Sad :(
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on February 02, 2010, 06:40:51 PM
update: Army of Darkness came on HBO last night, still 10/10. Don't agree? Come get some!
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on February 02, 2010, 08:42:12 PM
Zombieland: 7/10

I liked that it was a zombie movie that largely lacked zombies. I'm so fracking sick of zombie movies. The cast had a great chemistry, and Bill Murrey was, as always, superb.

What's the name of the girl in this movie (THE OLDER ONE)? Hottie.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: me11ss on February 02, 2010, 08:47:38 PM
I just finished watching The Departed...10 out of 10!
Now I am watching [the] Traitor...def. a 'diamond in the rough'...8 out of 10...[so far...1/2 hour left...]
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Dasmos on February 02, 2010, 08:53:34 PM
Emma Stone. Yeah, she's huge steaming piles of attractive.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on February 03, 2010, 11:03:18 PM
I just finished watching The Departed...10 out of 10!
Now I am watching [the] Traitor...def. a 'diamond in the rough'...8 out of 10...[so far...1/2 hour left...]

agreed The Departed 10/10 I hope Nicholson does another movie some time soon, its been a couple of years.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on February 03, 2010, 11:34:39 PM
I just finished watching The Departed...10 out of 10!
Now I am watching [the] Traitor...def. a 'diamond in the rough'...8 out of 10...[so far...1/2 hour left...]

agreed The Departed 10/10 I hope Nicholson does another movie some time soon, its been a couple of years.
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Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on February 03, 2010, 11:51:57 PM
guy with pen - What a dick
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on February 05, 2010, 04:27:10 PM
Planet Hulk - 7.75/10

I gotta say that I'm a little impressed with the efforts that Marvel Animations has been making. Hulk Vs Wolverine was great and Hulk vs Thor was pretty good too. So I gave this one a chance and i enjoyed it. The animation could us a little work, but given the budget that went into it, I would still give it an B. The story made sense, but I haven't picked up a comic book in 15 years, so I don't know what was going on right before this movie started.

This movie starts off with the Hulk being restrained in a space ship with a message from Iron man that he was no longer welcome on Earth and they were sending him somewhere where there was no one he could hurt and there was nothing for him to get mad and then destroy everything. Let's just say that Hulk got mad and destroyed his ship sending it off course and landing on an entirely different planet with lots of inhabitants. What will Hulk Smash first?

EDIT: I forgot to mention that this movie was more violent and brutal than I had expected.
Pleasant Surprise
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on February 05, 2010, 04:32:42 PM
Hulk has anger issues.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on February 05, 2010, 05:01:52 PM
Planet Hulk - 7.75/10

I gotta say that I'm a little impressed with the efforts that Marvel Animations has been making. Hulk Vs Wolverine was great and Hulk vs Thor was pretty good too. So I gave this one a chance and i enjoyed it. The animation could us a little work, but given the budget that went into it, I would still give it an B. The story made sense, but I haven't picked up a comic book in 15 years, so I don't know what was going on right before this movie started.

This movie starts off with the Hulk being restrained in a space ship with a message from Iron man that he was no longer welcome on Earth and they were sending him somewhere where there was no one he could hurt and there was nothing for him to get mad and then destroy everything. Let's just say that Hulk got mad and destroyed his ship sending it off course and landing on an entirely different planet with lots of inhabitants. What will Hulk Smash first?

EDIT: I forgot to mention that this movie was more violent and brutal than I had expected.
Pleasant Surprise

What a coincidence, because I just watched that movie as well yesterday.  Can't say I agree with you, though: 3/10.  This movie was just awful to me, bland in every conceivable way and it didn't feel true at all to the Hulk character.  When I throw in a Hulk movie, I expect to see the Jekyll & Hide drama of Bruce Banner trying to contain the Hulk and trying to find an inner peace, with the Hulk being an incarnation of total primitive rage.  Not only do we never see Banner in this movie, but the brooding and strangely intelligent Hulk in this movie could hold a decent conversation with him.  In fact, Hulk is so calm and collected in this movie that you have to wonder why the Avengers exiled him from Earth as a menace in the first place.  The animation would be passable for a TV animated series, the movie is staffed with generic characters left and right (gotta love apparently Evil red-skinned Aang from Avatar being the main villain) I couldn't care less about, and the story largely takes place inside a giant gladiatorial arena.  Joy, because that has always led to compelling stories in superhero animation (*glares at Justice League's "War World"*).  It's movies like this that make the Hulk an easy character to ignore in the Marvel Universe.

Oh, and what was the ****ing point of creating a Direct-to-DVD Hulk movie if you're just going to have him slaughter generic robots most of the time, the poster children for TV animation writers wanting to get around censorship?

So yeah, we disagree a bit.   ;)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on February 05, 2010, 05:31:48 PM
From things I've seen in the comic-verse, Bruce Banner and The Hulk have become one with each other and the whole Dr. J/Mr. H aspect is long gone.

Although I do remember the hulk best when he was struggling with himself and the beast, but I also remember that the brain conquered the beast and could communicate through him and even control him up to a certain extent.

The movie was mostly gladitorial and I did wonder why The Hulk was holding a sword, but the beating that are delivered later on put The Hulk using what he uses best. His fist and hands. That is what I was watching for.

It wasn't the best movie ever, but it a definite step up from some much older Marvel Animation and better story telling than some of the stuff that was happening over at DC.
Hulk vs Wolverine is still by far the best of their current offerings.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on February 05, 2010, 05:40:26 PM
Yup. Bruce can basically morph into and out of Hulk form whenver he wants now. Over the years, his strength has grown by leaps and bounds. He was exiled from Earth because of this--he had such immense destructive power that he was causing geologic events or something. So he's got Banner's smarts and Hulk's strength. I think the conflict now is that he's got multiple personalities or something, one of which wants to take over the world...? Does that sound right?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on February 05, 2010, 05:49:00 PM
That sounds like right where the movie picks up, but I wouldn't know.
All I do know is that Hulk never transforms back into Bruce banner at any point in this movie. Is he permaHulk now?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on February 05, 2010, 06:04:12 PM
Yup. Bruce can basically morph into and out of Hulk form whenver he wants now. Over the years, his strength has grown by leaps and bounds. He was exiled from Earth because of this--he had such immense destructive power that he was causing geologic events or something. So he's got Banner's smarts and Hulk's strength. I think the conflict now is that he's got multiple personalities or something, one of which wants to take over the world...? Does that sound right?

Alright, let me get this straight: Marvel created a movie based strongly in comic continuity in a time when comic readership isn't particularly good, including a major character deviation that the vast majority of interested viewers will not understand because most people don't read comics and none of the other Marvel Direct-to-DVD specials set it up.  Brilliant!  ::)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: bustin98 on February 05, 2010, 06:34:25 PM
Ok, first of all: almost all of the DC direct to dvd animation films have been excellent. The worse one was Superman Doomsday. I have yet to see this Hulk movie, but I'd think calling this Gladiator rip-off better than 'some' of those movies seems a bit blind-sided.

I was seriously rooting for this movie to be good. But the reviews are causing me to think that I should have known better. I have haved on to waiting for the Halo Legends effort. The Justice League movie at the end of the month has me salvating.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on February 05, 2010, 06:59:06 PM
Well "some" of the DC things I've seen weren't all that good, but I was never into the DC Universe, so I might be a little biased. I was always a Marvel fan but enjoyed lots of the JL/U cartoons that came on, B:TAS and even some of the new Batman cartoon.

There are also some bad Marvel Animations out there too, and if you throw in the "Stan Lee" collection, some turns into too many.

As far as Hulk Planet goes, they narrate whats going on at the very beginning  of the movie. I don't think you need any real back story if you just know that Bruce IS the Hulk.
Although you might be a little turned off by the fact that Bruce is not in this movie at all.

Bottom line is that it wasn't a great movie, but it was pretty good and enjoyable. It made sense, and the animation wasn't half bad. Lots of action, violence and gore and you can really do a body count during the movie.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on February 05, 2010, 07:06:53 PM
Something I really appreciate about the DC Direct-to-DVD movies (and the DC AU for that matter) is that while they give a lot of fanservice to longtime fans of the comics, they also do a really good job of making their stories approachable to people who don't read the comics.  Not all the movies are hits (Superman Doomsday bored me, and I still haven't cared enough to check out Green Lantern), but I always know when I pop in one of those movies that even though my only DC experience has come with the DC AU and the various Live Action movies I can enjoy them.

IMO, the only good movie to come out of Marvel's D2DVD stable so far is Dr. Strange, though I'm watching Hulk Vs. right now and I'm quite enjoying it (I just finished Hulk vs. Wolverine).  Iron Man was a step in the right direction, but was ultimately too generic in places to really enjoy and we've since seen much better Iron Man stuff since.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on February 05, 2010, 07:13:10 PM
Is Dr. Strange good? I was gonna rent it, but it looked a bit on the dull side.
I guess I'll add it to the Netflix list.

Green Lantern: First Flight is ok, but the only thing I know of Green Lantern is from JLA/U
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on February 05, 2010, 07:24:41 PM
Is Dr. Strange good? I was gonna rent it, but it looked a bit on the dull side.
I guess I'll add it to the Netflix list.

Green Lantern: First Flight is ok, but the only thing I know of Green Lantern is from JLA/U

Dr. Strange is good, but it's a little rushed towards the end.  The first half, where Strange is learning to become Sorcerer Supreme, is well-paced and interesting (and very similar to how Batman Begins handled Bruce Wayne's training to become Batman), but the second half where all the fighting happens isn't quite so strong.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on February 06, 2010, 08:37:39 AM
Zombieland: Bill Murray! 3.5 out of 4 stars.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on February 06, 2010, 09:59:03 PM
Continuing my current binge of Marvel movies I've ignored over the years...

Hulk Vs. - 5/10 for Wolverine Vs. and 9/10 for Thor Vs., so an average of 7/10 for the set as a whole - As you might figure, I found Wolverine Vs. to be ok.  It had some decent fight sequences, but the film seemed only to exist to gush Wolverine fanservice.  That's all well and good, but that fanservice got in the way of what could have been a very entertaining Wolverine/Hulk fight.  This episode film also marks the animated debut of the legendary Deadpool (played by Nolan North, the voice of everything these days)...and he doesn't come off as all that memorable.  The film also ends extremely abruptly.  Thor Vs. is very well-done, though.  I don't know Thor very well, but I felt the film did an excellent job introducing the characters and world of the Thor universe and made it interesting.  There were both good character moments and excellent fight scenes.  Good animation all around in both films as well.

The Fantastic Four (live action) - 6/10 - Eeesh....well, in all fairness I had a decent enough time with this film, more than I expected given my best friend warned me that this movie was crap.  My big problem with the movie is that it's just...adequate.  The acting is pretty unremarkable in general (with Reed, Doom, and Sue Storm coming off particularly poorly), the quality of the special effects are all over the map (The Thing really should have been CG, because his rubber suit just looks silly), the costumes just come off silly (especially Doom's), and the story is just...unremarkable.  The Human Torch looked pretty cool, though.  These people were granted extraordinary powers, and the movie never takes the shackles off them and just lets the creativity fly in ways you can only do in a movie.  I'm going to check out the sequel, but I don't have high hopes for it.  So far, that 2006 animated series is looking like the definitive version of this franchise, which is kind of sad considering it has Paul Doooooooooom Dobson.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on February 07, 2010, 05:59:54 AM
The Cottage - WTF? I got confused 30 minutes in then got bored. 4/10.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on February 07, 2010, 12:54:16 PM
guy with pen - has a real big set

fixed. that was hilarious.

Edge of Darkness: original rating (after leaving the theatre) 10/10
After giving it some thought: 8/10

Much slower paced than the trailers make it seem, and not as much action either but thats okay because I knew that going in. This a pretty good conspiracy flick that actually had me tense at times wondering what was going to happen next. Some of the cons are minor issues, like being not being able to understand an englishman in the film who seemed pretty damn important to the overall story, as well as some muffled dialogue leaving me feeling as if I missed something important. The ending was a bit cheesey, but this was overall a good movie and I'd love to watch it again some time.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on February 07, 2010, 02:09:33 PM
Have you seen the original series that the movie is based on?

Edge of Darkness (1986)
6 episode mini series or something.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on February 07, 2010, 03:17:58 PM
Have you seen the original series that the movie is based on?

Edge of Darkness (1986)
6 episode mini series or something.

Hm.. i did not, but i know for a fact that was a very good year. It led to the sexual act that created yours truley ;)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on February 07, 2010, 08:34:24 PM
Fantastic Four 2: Rise of the Silver Surfer - 7/10 - I was actually kind of surprised how much more I liked this movie over the first.  Character relationships seem to be better handled, the characters better acted (with the exception of Doom and Sue Storm, who are actually far worse this time around), the special effects are better (with the exception of the Silver Surfer once he's off his surfboard), and the story's marginally better.  My major complaint this time around is that Doom is even in this movie.  He doesn't belong there, he distracts from the main story, and he eats valuable time that could have been given to the Surfer and Galactus.  On the subject of Galactus, it's been a long time since I've seen the 90s Silver Surfer animated series but despite all the ****ing about Galactus being turned into a giant cloud in this movie I'm actually pretty ok with it.  The movie depicts him as a force of nature, quite fitting for one who brings about the End of the World.  Sometimes what you don't see is leagues better than what you do.  I mean, c'mon, did you really want to see a giant purple man with a silly helmet stomping around the world?

I'm nearly done catching up on Marvel movies I've skipped over the years.  The only one I've missed now is the Director's Cut of Daredevil (which from all accounts is the only version of that movie anyone should watch, and I'm going to pretend that Electra movie doesn't even exist so I don't have to watch it), which is proving difficult to find.  Oh yeah, and there are those Punisher and Blade movies I don't care enough to see.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on February 07, 2010, 09:28:32 PM
Blade 1 was good, 2 was all right, and 3 was watchable.

I liked the 1st Punisher(2004) (unless you mean the one starring Dolph Lundgren(1989)). It was entertaining, and I don't see why Marvel didn't just pick up where that one left off.

I never finished the reboot(2008), but my girl really liked it.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BranDonk Kong on February 07, 2010, 10:07:47 PM
Punisher War Zone is actually pretty good. It's a little over-the-top, but for the most part, it's pretty true to the comics, at least style-wise. There is one scene that completely rapes the comic book series, and really has no place in the movie, if you watch it, you'll figure it out.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on February 07, 2010, 11:46:59 PM
Punisher 89' 7.8 /10 Cheezy but 80s goodness

Punisher 04' 8.4/10 Pretty decent when i watched it, but id have to watch it again because now after Mist Thomas Jane gets extra points just for being there.

Punisher Warzone 6/10 This movie was very low budget, and some Jigsaw scene were ripped right out of Batman 89' "give me the mirror!", Speaking of Jigsaw, this movie had a Lionsgate vibe, and not in a good way...but sort of yes a good way, because some of the kills in the movie were awesome, but Punisher went too Cowboy Boondocks saints a couple of times..lame
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: HamptonEdwards on February 08, 2010, 09:42:39 PM
Well I have seen avatar..9.5/10
Really an awesome movie..And one awesome thing related avatar is that..
'Avatar' replacing 'Titanic' in record books
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on February 10, 2010, 12:09:02 AM
which counts for nothing since their both James Cameron movies, i still haven't seen Titanic, after like 13 years, i wanna see what all the fuss is about.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stratos on February 10, 2010, 01:32:06 AM
I still think that Dark Knight should have gotten the honors of dethroning Titanic.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Dasmos on February 10, 2010, 07:09:53 AM
I still think that Dark Knight should have gotten the honors of dethroning Titanic.

I think it should have been a good movie. Maybe something like Lord of the Rings, but I guess that ship has sailed.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on February 10, 2010, 11:17:26 AM
which counts for nothing since their both James Cameron movies, i still haven't seen Titanic, after like 13 years, i wanna see what all the fuss is about.

I haven't seen it either. I use to hate LeoDeCap, but recently he's been turning into one of my favorite actors.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on February 10, 2010, 07:17:07 PM
which counts for nothing since their both James Cameron movies, i still haven't seen Titanic, after like 13 years, i wanna see what all the fuss is about.

Neither have I and I still don't care what the fuss was about. Once in.. 7th grade? our spanish teacher wanted to show us a dubbed version of the film, which I slept thru for 2 of the 3 days it took to watch it. The one day I wasn't in class was the day they showed boobs, appearantly.

which counts for nothing since their both James Cameron movies, i still haven't seen Titanic, after like 13 years, i wanna see what all the fuss is about.

I haven't seen it either. I use to hate LeoDeCap, but recently he's been turning into one of my favorite actors.

Similar feelings, but I wouldn't say he's becoming a favorite actor. I'd say I'm able to tolerate the fact that he's in a movie now, and its because his Titanic fame has subsided. I'm actually curious about Shutter Island, and if I end up seeing it it'll be the first DeCaprio starring movie I'll have ever seen. Only other movie I can remember seeing with him in it is Whats Eating Gilbert Grape, but I barely paid attention to that one because Depp was in it. Thats another story for another day.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on February 10, 2010, 11:34:44 PM
then you need to watch Catch me if you Can, The Departed, Blood Diamond, The Aviator, Gangs of New York, and the Beach.

I wasn't a fan till I watched Catch me if you Can - he plays a con-artist and a womanizer

Then he did Aviator, which was pretty decent, you won't like it unless you like Bio-pics, this is where he goes under Martin Scorsese's wing

Gangs of New York was pretty good, but DiCaprio isn't the draw, its Daniel Day Lewis. Another Scorsese flick

The Departed is a fuckin Phoenomenal movie, Again Scorcese

Blood Diamond was pretty good

Watch the Beach, its a Danny Boyle film.

and my bet who the next Batman villain (if Nolan continues)is going to be or replacement of a deceased Batman actors then I would pick DiCaprio, because after seeing the Departed he has the skills, plus he's working with Nolan on Inception.

Sure he had his hearththrob teen magazine days back in 97, but those days are long gone, he's been a character actor for a while, and I don't think i've seen a movie he's in recently that has him with his actual accent. If i could pick any actor he reminds me of its Christopher Walken, i don't know what happened during Catch me if you Can, but the dude rubbed off on him. He totally is the younger version, albeit he is getting better roles younger.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stratos on February 11, 2010, 01:31:14 AM
There was that one movie DeCaprio was in recently where he was a betrayed secret agent seeking revenge or something. That looked interesting. Do you know what film that was?

I don't know if he would be a good Batman villain, but I've not seen any of his newer films so I've not seen how he has progressed as an actor.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on February 11, 2010, 10:45:42 AM
Body of Lies?

Wiggles, you should definitely watch the Beach. I took a date to go see it a long ass time ago (junior high?) and I hated it, but I've watched it recently and realized it's a pretty damn good movie. The sense of adventure is very well done.

But if you haven't seen the Departed, watch that movie now!
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on February 11, 2010, 11:51:29 AM
Thanks for the recommendations guys. Funny thing is out of all those movies, I've never heard of the Beach at all! I remember wanting to see the Departed but never got around to it and ever since have only ever heard how amazing it is. I'll definately check that one out some day.

FUN FACT: Parts of Catch Me If You Can were filmed in my hometown of Yonkers, NY and only a few blocks from my home. In High School, at the time,  a classmate claimed that DiCaprio came into his fathers bodega to buy a pack of smokes.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on February 11, 2010, 12:02:27 PM
Yonkers is where the US Army had its first failed assault against the zombie apocolypse, according to "World War Z."
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on February 11, 2010, 12:12:06 PM
Yonkers is where the US Army had its first failed assault against the zombie apocolypse, according to "World War Z."

NICE! sort of... lol
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: GearBoxClock on February 11, 2010, 12:19:14 PM
Total Recall- 8.5/10
Predator- 8/10

I now know why AHNOLD was so popular for so long.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on February 11, 2010, 08:20:14 PM
Hells Yeah, Schwarzenegger in Predator is amazing. He had a good run of awesome movies if you don't count the comedies he did between those good movies. I need to grab The Running Man since I haven't seen it. Total Recall, Predator, Terminator 1 & 2, Commando are just man films.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on February 11, 2010, 08:24:02 PM
Was Eraser any good? (I think thats what it was called..) I'm sure my stepfather has it somewhere in his dvd collection, maybe I can dig it up for the weekend. I know it was one of his later films, which came after so many bad ones like Kindergarten Cop, that i stopped caring.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Jamaican Mario Scholar on February 11, 2010, 08:30:29 PM
If you stopped there, then you've missed out on Jingle All the Way!
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on February 11, 2010, 08:55:40 PM
Eraser's not bad, but it's kind of standard blowy-upy fare.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on February 11, 2010, 09:06:46 PM
Jingle all the Way is pretty entertaining
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on February 11, 2010, 09:11:15 PM
Where would you guys put The Last Action Hero?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on February 11, 2010, 09:20:22 PM
Even the worse of Arnold's films have something redeeming about them. Even Junior just for being a step up from mind blowing Japanese commercial weird.

That being said, Batman and Robin isn't an Arnold film, that's just terrible.

Last Action Hero improves slightly after viewing it a second time once your get your head around what it is trying to achieve. Then become disappointed to the lost potential of what it could have become.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on February 12, 2010, 10:33:45 PM
If you stopped there, then you've missed out on Jingle All the Way!

Actually I was stuck watching that once at a younger cousins house one holiday. It was sweet that he dressed up as his sons favorite super hero (somehow) but the movie was still meh.

I don't think i want to rewatch Last Action Hero.. but maybe i'll understand it this time. I'd actually much rather watch the AC/DC video with Aaaaahnold in it.

anyway:

The Wolfman (2010) 7/10 (give or take)

Never did see the original, but have seen images of the wolfman enough to know that they stayed truthfull to its appearance in this film which i had mixed feelings about. The film had some nice surprising, but sometimes cheesey, first wolf enounter moments that were entertaining. After that there are some cool psychological elements with Del Toro's character that I wish were explored more. Anthony Hopkins was bad-ass in it, and what he does at the end is worh price of admission alone.

The ending was kinda stupid.. why would they of let this happen!? you'll know what i mean when you see it but i guess it leaves room for a direct sequel.

Oh and Agent Smith is in it! This is the first thing I've seen him in since The Matrix movies.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stratos on February 13, 2010, 12:02:28 AM
Oh and Agent Smith is in it! This is the first thing I've seen him in since The Matrix movies.

Agent Smith was Elrond the in the Lord of the Rings movies. I couldn't adjust to him being elrond until the third movie came out because I kept expecting Neo to crash the party or something.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on February 13, 2010, 06:35:57 AM
There isn't too much to understand about Last Action Hero other than it being a weak parody of 80's action films (PG-13ed into mildness). However it would have much better movie had they make it more of a dark comedy about an 80's action hero while parodying it.

The scene that really plays to this is when Arnold and the kid reach the safe house. The first thing Arnold does is shoot the wardrobe a couple of times, resulting in a dead ninja falling out. The kid asks how did he know he was there, with which Arnold replies "There is always a guy in there, and it's costing me a fortune in closet doors".

From our perspective it seems like that being an 80's action hero would be kick ass. However it could be the farthest thing from the truth. It's a complete hell. Attacked day and night. I pain a lot of the time from flesh wounds. Getting chewed out by the chief day in, day out since everything you shoot at explodes. Bystanders hurt and killed all around. Being immortal through implausible luck to the point even suicide isn't possible. The conclusion is that he either gets true free will or he drives off into the sunset to a non-existent sequel.

But the movie does give us this balls out awesome scene of Arnold in Hamlet. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Z9Ismh1elM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Z9Ismh1elM)


Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Shorty McNostril on February 15, 2010, 01:45:59 AM
Oh and Agent Smith is in it! This is the first thing I've seen him in since The Matrix movies.

Agent Smith was Elrond the in the Lord of the Rings movies. I couldn't adjust to him being elrond until the third movie came out because I kept expecting Neo to crash the party or something.

Hugo Weaving has been in a few things since then.  He was in V for Vendetta and he is the voice of Megatron in the 2 transformers movies.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stratos on February 15, 2010, 01:47:15 AM
Oh and Agent Smith is in it! This is the first thing I've seen him in since The Matrix movies.

Agent Smith was Elrond the in the Lord of the Rings movies. I couldn't adjust to him being elrond until the third movie came out because I kept expecting Neo to crash the party or something.

Hugo Weaving has been in a few things since then.  He was in V for Vendetta and he is the voice of Megatron in the 2 transformers movies.

Wait, what did he play in V? I don't recall him. Totally awesome he was in Transformers.

*A GOOGLE SEARCH LATER*
OGM! He was V?!?

How did I not know this even though I adore that movie?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Dasmos on February 15, 2010, 08:06:58 AM
It was ridiculous that in V for Vendetta they never made V take off his mask (I don't care if this somehow contradicts the graphic novel or whatever). Hugo Weaving could have just been a voice over for all we know.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on February 15, 2010, 08:57:56 AM
Last Action Hero has something very appealing about it. I've watched it several times.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on February 15, 2010, 03:21:03 PM
Well, it looks like I've let all this Ah-nold discussion go on long enough before posting some necessary links courtesy of the Nostalgia Critic's recent "Arnold month":

Batman & Robin (http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/234-batman-and-robin)
Jingle All the Way (http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/3353-jingle-all-the-way)
Last Action Hero (http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/9999-lah)
Commando (http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/15593-arnold01)
Junior (http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/15937-junior)
Conan the Barbarian (http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/16231-conan-01)
Conan the Destroyer (http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/16300-conan-part-02)
End of Days (http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/16502-end-of-days)

And remember...Put that Cookier Down Now! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyZ6WTDxv8s)  ;)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: bustin98 on February 16, 2010, 09:07:45 PM
Caveman - 6 out of 10. Ringo Star, Shelly Long, Denis Quaid, among others. Silly little movie with stop motion dinosaurs. The story is quick to the point and in doing so leaves out a reason to care about these people. But the sight gags and tom foolery incite some laughs for the little kid looking for a way out.

Planet Hulk - 5 out of 10. The opening sequence was lame. What was the point? To show that the Hulk was arriving to fullfil a prophecy? Oh, what a coincidence. And the dude just happened to be drawing a radioactive symbol. Whatever. It would have been better to replace Beta Ray's apperance with the Hulk's, make the rock creatures come across Hulk on Earth and he follow them through the portal. Because Beta Ray was completely useless. I did find the action entertaining. I also enjoyed the episode of Xmen that can be found elsewhere on the disk.

3:10 To Yuma - 8 out of 10. Christian Bale and Russel Crowe. I don't have the original to compare to, but as a little western flick, I enjoyed it. The chemistry between the characters was there. The little plot twists are there. I didn't have anything to complain about while watching and even shed a tear at the ending. Its not perfect because the story drags at points and it can be rather cliche. I didn't mind, but some things didn't need to be there, kinda like the writers wanted to remind the audience they are indeed watching a western. But who knows, maybe the original helped create those cliche moments.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on February 17, 2010, 09:14:28 PM
I love Caveman. It's so campy. The T.rex looks like a frog.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on February 20, 2010, 09:22:34 PM
yeah its hard for me to rate Caveman since its always entertaining

Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever 8/10 this movie sat on the shelf for a long time with no release, i was told it was going to be abysmal compared to the first movie, which was a B movie, but in a cult classic sort of way. As much as i liked the first movie, i was sort of dreading how bad this could be. However, this one ended up being pretty entertaining, and I would probably watch it again.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on February 20, 2010, 09:58:58 PM
Surrogates Bruce Willis is always watchable. Interesting premise, wish it was explored a bit more. Felt somewhat dumbed down. 2 point 5 stars
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: vudu on February 28, 2010, 01:30:23 PM
Twin Peaks:  Fire Walk With Me

1 star

What a shitty movie.  Doesn't answer any questions left open after the demise of the television show.  Worse, it isn't even interesting.  Complete fan service and yet somehow manages to be a complete waste of time.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on February 28, 2010, 04:18:17 PM
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths - 8/10 - Quite possibly the best of the DC Animated movies so far and it's quite fun, but it's ultimately forgettable and the Justice League TV series did this story better (and, amusingly, this movie is quite blatantly based on an unused script for a Justice League TV movie that takes place between Justice League and Unlimited).

The Princess and the Frog - 6/10 - Well, it's nice to see Disney doing traditional cel-style animation again.  Pity they couldn't have chosen a better script for their first project, because this movie's story is cringe-inducing.  Getting the good stuff out of the way first, I really enjoyed Keith David's Shadow Man.  He steals every scene he's in (along with the movie's budget, seemingly), has one of the two good songs in the movie, feels very original for a Disney villain (he's a schemer who manipulates his enemies rather than outright fighting them), and he's fracking Keith David!  The animation's also very good and occasionally spectacular (usually during the 2 aforementioned "good songs").

Unfortunately, this movie has a mediocre story with forgettable (and racially-insulting...seriously, Disney will release this movie, but not Song of the South?) characters; horrible music (aside from "Friends on the Other Side" and "Dig a Little Deeper"); is full of Big Lipped Alligator Moments (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJRBPlnBg24); and the Shadow Man (despite being an awesome villain) is barely in the movie.  Also, by the end of the movie I have to ask just what the message of this movie is?  For most of the movie, the message seems to be "you can accomplish whatever your heart desires, but you have to be willing to work your ass off for it to come true".  By the end of the movie, though, all the characters' problems are literally solved by marriage.  It's the Cookie-cutter Disney Princess ending.  Meh.  Decent movie, but falls far short of its potential.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on February 28, 2010, 07:16:36 PM
I saw both recently and I'd agree with both of those reviews, especially The Princess and The Frog.

Very concise, Broodwars.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on February 28, 2010, 07:21:14 PM
If I might ask, where did you watch JL: Co2E since it comes out on DVD 3/23?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on February 28, 2010, 07:26:00 PM
If I might ask, where did you watch JL: Co2E since it comes out on DVD 3/23?

*cough* Let's just say I have certain sources where these movies pop up, which is rather handy when you're forced to live off unemployment (till tomorrow!  Yay!).  Wow, that movie did get leaked early.  Princess and the Frog as well.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Caliban on February 28, 2010, 07:55:16 PM
District 9  9.5/10 It's a fucking awesome movie.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Caliban on March 01, 2010, 03:13:19 PM
Inglourious Basterds

8/10

Well it seems there isn't one single Tarantino movie that I like a lot. It's just my taste in movies though.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: bustin98 on March 02, 2010, 08:14:40 PM
If I might ask, where did you watch JL: Co2E since it comes out on DVD 3/23?

Umm, that release date is 2/23...

And I agree that Crisis on Two Earths is ultimately forgetable. I had such high hopes after seeing the previews. Its more like the Justice League Vs Superwoman. Ulitmate Man was such a wuss. The included episodes are more entertaining, especially The Spectre 'toon. Thats worth the price of admission alone.

And they admit the script was based on the bridge between Justice League and Unlimited, so nothing really amusing about it.

There is a preview for Batman Under the Red Hood, mostly talk and rough sketches and talk of the death of Jason Todd.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 02, 2010, 08:56:28 PM
If I might ask, where did you watch JL: Co2E since it comes out on DVD 3/23?

Umm, that release date is 2/23...
Not according to Netflix....
(http://i50.tinypic.com/2rmmu78.jpg)

but honestly that wouldn't be the first time that something came out 1 month late on Netflix that showed up sooner on Blockbuster.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stratos on March 02, 2010, 09:01:15 PM
Yeah, I'm sure that is just the date it is available on Netflix and not it's national release date.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 02, 2010, 09:26:50 PM
Year One - Who the **** decided to release this piece of garbage.

I will admit that I didn't make it that far into this movie, but all the opening jokes ere not even humorous in the slightest. I fell asleep somewhere around the 20-25 minute mark since the movie just couldn't hold my interest. But my girl suffered through the entire thing an said she didn't even crack a smile. She is the easy to make laugh type and it's kinda sad if a comedy can't even make her smile. I can see why this was a straight to instant watch release for Netflix, probably not worth buying too many disc for.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 04, 2010, 01:02:03 AM
Where The Wild Things Are.

I haven't seen it yet, but I just noticed that it is out on DVD/BRD since yesterday but it's not available on Blockbuster.com or Netflix.com (I have access to both).

I remember a while back that Major Movie Studios where trying to make a move towards delayed rental copies of movies to spur movie sales. This is the 3rd movie that I've noticed has been delayed for release on Netflix and the 1st that I've noticed for Blockbuster. The movie listed above comes out on 3/30 on Netflix and BB doesn't actually list a date.

Does anyone know anything about this?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: bustin98 on March 04, 2010, 07:14:24 AM
This happened with Hancock, at least on Netflix. I went all over town to rent the movie the Friday after release and it was all out. So I hopped on Netflix to see if I could stream it, and it wasn't even available to be sent out.

I bet Vudu has some answers.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 04, 2010, 10:20:59 AM
Well Redbox was the only one mentioned by name in the story I had seen, so I would hope vudu has some answers.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: vudu on March 04, 2010, 10:34:51 AM
Movie studios are delaying rental releases on a lot of major movies by up to a month (sometimes more) for Redbox, Netflix and Blockbuster.com (not sure if it affects Blockbuster stores).  It's for all the reasons you'd expect--movie studios don't like that people are choosing to rent brand new releases for ~ $1 instead of buying them for ~$20 - $30.  It's just going to start happening more and more frequently so get used to it.

But hey, it beats the alternative.  For a while some studios were talking about pulling support from Redbox completely (and it would only be a matter of time until Netflix and Blockbuster.com followed).  This seems like a decent-enough compromise.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 04, 2010, 10:47:20 AM
I can wait, so no big deal for me.
If I was in no rush to go see it in the theater, and I had enough patience to just add it to my saved queue and wait for a DVD release.... then getting it a week to 1 month after it as released in stores isn't really gonna bother me if that's the way it has to be.

I will have to check on the availability at BB for Where the Wild Things are and let everyone know. I have a mail in movie to return there and I can exchange it for a new release in store, so I can check and see if delayed mail(/redbox) rentals are also delayed in-store too.

I do know that my sister picked up The Box from Hollywood Video a week ago and it doesn't release till 3/23 on Netflix, so that also says something.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: vudu on March 04, 2010, 11:06:15 AM
I do know that my sister picked up The Box from Hollywood Video a week ago and it doesn't release till 3/23 on Netflix, so that also says something.
That your sister has bad taste in movies?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 04, 2010, 11:14:42 AM
We watch all the major New Releases.

And even bad movies can be fun to watch.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 04, 2010, 11:59:24 AM
And since we happen to be talking about Blockbuster, it looks like they brought back late fees.

http://finance.yahoo.com/career-work/article/108961/blockbuster-bringing-back-late-fees?mod=career-leadership (http://finance.yahoo.com/career-work/article/108961/blockbuster-bringing-back-late-fees?mod=career-leadership)
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Here's how the new late-fee structure breaks down:

• Starting this week, customers will be charged $5 for a five-day movie rental. Previously, customers were allowed to keep each rental for seven days.

• If the customer returns the movie late, they'll be charged $1 per day until it's returned, up to a maximum of 10 days.

• If the customer still hasn't returned the movie by the 15th day, they'll be charged the full price of the DVD, which could range from $29.99 on the high end for newly released Blu-ray discs, to just a few bucks on the low end for a DVD on the clearance rack.

• If the movie is returned within 30 days, the customer will receive a store credit equal to the price of the movie they were charged for, minus $10 in late fees. So if the customer was charged $19.99 for a replacement DVD, they'll have $9.99 credited to their Blockbuster account.


I hope that doesn't apply to BB online customers when trading in mail-ins for in-store copies.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stratos on March 04, 2010, 03:19:33 PM
Hollywood Video had the best store-only based late fee scheme I thought. Keep movie for week and if you keep it longer than that you get charged for a second week. It was then only like you checked it out twice. Though now with Netflix I don't think I'll ever be entering a rental store again except to browse used DVDs. If I really want it sooner than 24 hours by mail and/or can't get it streamed then it's probably a movie I would want to buy. Netflix FTW.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on March 04, 2010, 03:30:29 PM
Yeah, I'm not really sure how ANY brick-and-morter store can complete with Netflix at this point.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on March 04, 2010, 03:34:24 PM
Robocop - 6/10.

Good for its time, but i wish i had that limited unraded edition because the violence (which pretty much makes this movie) seems pretty damn tame. Oh and the effects on the ED-(Variable) are god awful but its kinda funny.. why would you make a law enforcement droid that sounds like a trex and can't walk up/down steps!? LOL

Makes me kinda curious of what they'll do if that supposed 2011 remake pans out...
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 04, 2010, 03:42:22 PM
Yeah, I'm not really sure how ANY brick-and-morter store can complete with Netflix at this point.
Getting the movie near retail release vs 1 month late for Netflix (as current events seems to be leading to)?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on March 04, 2010, 03:46:22 PM
That's what you call an oligopoly.

If netflix put the movie up on stream as soon as it came out, then it might shut down movie stores, but that 1 month delay is crucial because people still have to ask for it by mail or simply wait, thus eliminating spontaneous movie renting which is like a third of the market.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 04, 2010, 03:56:34 PM
If you're like me, you don't really keep up with retail release as I just go by what Netflix says the release date is*. I also have such a huge backlog of By Mail and Instant Watch that I almost wouldn't have noticed if I someone didn't post here about it and if I didn't have Netflix, my girl didn't have BB and my sister didn't constantly rent from Hollywood video.


*I put movies in my queue from Theater previews, DVD previews and Movie Trailers/Announcements. A lot of time goes by from the point i put them in queue and they are released on DVD.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on March 04, 2010, 04:14:26 PM
Robocop - 6/10.

Good for its time, but i wish i had that limited unraded edition because the violence (which pretty much makes this movie) seems pretty damn tame. Oh and the effects on the ED-(Variable) are god awful but its kinda funny.. why would you make a law enforcement droid that sounds like a trex and can't walk up/down steps!? LOL

Makes me kinda curious of what they'll do if that supposed 2011 remake pans out...

The ED 209 was never meant as a Law Enforcement droid. I was an "Urban Pacification Unit" (Walking Tank) that never worked as intended. In the Directors cut this becomes even more clear. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrXfh4hENKs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrXfh4hENKs)

As much as Robocop is an action movie, it was also a statement to the corporate BS in America. It starts with the privatisation of the police department in Detroit and ends with OCP owning the city In Robocop 2. The underlying message still rings true today, even more strongly than before. It shows where full suto capitialism ends.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on March 04, 2010, 04:19:40 PM
Robocop 2 is awful. They just changed scripts halfway through. Also, ED 209 = consumer-grade Metal Gear REX.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on March 04, 2010, 04:20:51 PM
Robocop - 6/10.

Good for its time, but i wish i had that limited unraded edition because the violence (which pretty much makes this movie) seems pretty damn tame. Oh and the effects on the ED-(Variable) are god awful but its kinda funny.. why would you make a law enforcement droid that sounds like a trex and can't walk up/down steps!? LOL

Makes me kinda curious of what they'll do if that supposed 2011 remake pans out...

The ED 209 was never meant as a Law Enforcement droid. I was an "Urban Pacification Unit" (Walking Tank) that never worked as intended. In the Directors cut this becomes even more clear. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrXfh4hENKs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrXfh4hENKs)

As much as Robocop is an action movie, it was also a statement to the corporate BS in America. It starts with the privatisation of the police department in Detroit and ends with OCP owning the city In Robocop 2. The underlying message still rings true today, even more strongly than before. It shows where full suto capitialism ends.

I noticed all that serious stuff too, and because gentrification seems to be happening in parts of my hometown it really resonates with me but.. i just wanted to watch a movie i remember being bad ass as a kid and it wasn't that great. In fact i started to get pissed when i felt for Murphy when he tried to visit his old home.
Robocop 2 is awful. They just changed scripts halfway through. Also, ED 209 = consumer-grade Metal Gear REX.

And Robocop 3 is even worse..
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: bustin98 on March 04, 2010, 10:04:23 PM
Ahhh, man. Robocop2 is my favorite of the series. Nothing like big robots duking it out. Plus: Frank Miller. Robocop 3 was terrible though. The original is great as far as a social commentary on not only the corruption of capitalism and greed, and where government stands in basic security functions, but at the time it was crossing a line with the amount of violence and gore that was acceptable without moving into territory beyond 'Rated R'.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stratos on March 05, 2010, 02:14:14 AM
I so wanted to slap that punk kid in Robocop 2.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on March 05, 2010, 04:47:14 AM
I want to both slap and respect that kid just for having the balls restart the drugs business by paying off the city. No doubt he was an absolute asswipe that needed to get his ass kicked. He should have stuck to selling lemonade and garrotting cops.

1 and 2 is fantastic, but I like to pretend that 3 doesn't exist. Classic lines like "Bitches leave" and "Behave yourselves". The 6000SUX. The "Robocop 2 experiments".

It's a shame they missed the mark so badly with Robocop the series. Woefully insufficient amount of violence (Pretty much none), poor stories and general mediocrity just didn't work out. Hints of a love interest between Robo and the city computer? That would have been amusing assuming they were ever going anywhere with it.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 05, 2010, 04:39:06 PM
2012 - Now that was a Summer Blockbuster

Bigger than life special effects and a world wide crisis adventure.
There were of course some parts that were just kinda stupid, but you have to overlook somethings sometimes and just enjoy the overall movie for what it is.
the mom's boyfriend is a fukkin moron. "I can' fly" "I'm no pilot" "Stop telling everyone I'm a pilot" .... :@ we are gonna die if you don't figure it out, it's understandable to be a little hesitant the first time, but when the russian guy said he needed a co-pilot in Vegas, he should have jumped on that and played along, this is no time to be honest. would you rather stay here and die? fukkin idiot.
But once you get past the first flying part that they show over and over again in the previews, then it's not so bad.

This movie makes me wonder though if we are really that prepared for something as cataclysmic as this when/if it happens. And why does there always have to be a black president when there is an Earth ending event about to take place?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: nickmitch on March 05, 2010, 08:52:53 PM
Because that's the last sign of the apocalypse.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on March 05, 2010, 09:16:24 PM
ID$ had Bill Pullman, but we kicked some alien ass. I was watching Chelsea lately and she said to be original you have to have the president be a Gay Chinese guy.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Archangel Michael on March 06, 2010, 12:57:35 AM
The last movie I've seen? It's "Avatar." I went to see it not because everyone was talking about it. The reason I went was because it was directed by James Cameron. I've been his fan since I was young.. the day I saw Terminator 2. Many of his movies are awesome... I would rate 10/10 for Avatar though the story does not seem original. Oscar Awards going to happen soon and it's having plenty of nominations. :)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stratos on March 06, 2010, 01:57:35 AM
ID$ had Bill Pullman, but we kicked some alien ass. I was watching Chelsea lately and she said to be original you have to have the president be a Gay Chinese guy.

It also feels like any time the president is portrayed as female they have to give off a Hillary Clinton vibe. Though the President of the United States in Space Station Silicone Valley was a female with a serious mustache growing.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on March 06, 2010, 02:56:15 AM
...And why does there always have to be a black president when there is an Earth ending event about to take place?

Because that's the last sign of the apocalypse.

If Morgan Freeman as President was the first sign of the apocalypse, I hope I'm alive to see it.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on March 07, 2010, 04:26:47 PM
he's already played two presidents, its someone elses turn!

Saw Shutter Island the other night; it was good although i saw the ending coming right away. There's something about the ending that doesnt sit right with me, and I'd like to discuss it with anyone who has seen the movie, so please PM me.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stratos on March 07, 2010, 04:48:51 PM
I'm hoping to go see it soon with my GF so I'll hit up up with a PM as soon as that happens. I might just end up going with another friend because she found out it is a 'scary movie' and is disinclined to go now. :P
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: kraken613 on March 07, 2010, 04:55:48 PM
(500) Days of Summer - Was in my Netflix queue and I heard it was good so I bumped it up to 1 and invited a friend over to watch it with. I had heard it was good but it was really good. It wasn't just the same old plot points in every movie like this and felt really fresh.

9/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on March 07, 2010, 05:02:04 PM
I'm hoping to go see it soon with my GF so I'll hit up up with a PM as soon as that happens. I might just end up going with another friend because she found out it is a 'scary movie' and is disinclined to go now. :P

Shutter Island is hardly scary. Sure there are some parts that may make you jump, but the majority of it plays out more like a thriller.

I'd give it a 8/10. Not Scorsese best, but it's better than most thrillers I've seen.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on March 07, 2010, 05:24:51 PM
I'm hoping to go see it soon with my GF so I'll hit up up with a PM as soon as that happens. I might just end up going with another friend because she found out it is a 'scary movie' and is disinclined to go now. :P

Shutter Island is hardly scary. Sure there are some parts that may make you jump, but the majority of it plays out more like a thriller.

I'd give it a 8/10. Not Scorsese best, but it's better than most thrillers I've seen.

I forgot to score it, but 8/10 sounds about right.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on March 07, 2010, 10:21:40 PM
Mr. Brooks

This was the third time I've seen it and its just as good as when I first saw it. Excellent plot, excellent development, and a damn good lead performance. Watch it now if you've never seen it.

10/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: bilalamjad3 on March 08, 2010, 01:02:20 AM
terminator 10/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Dasmos on March 08, 2010, 06:35:46 AM
lol Terminator 1? Are you crazy, that's like the most boring movie of all-time.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on March 09, 2010, 11:17:42 AM
lol Terminator 1? Are you crazy, that's like the most boring movie of all-time.

Yeah, I'm not going to go that far, but Terminator 2 blows that movie out of the water so hard and so easily that I can't possibly go higher than an 8/10 for the first movie.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on March 09, 2010, 02:25:36 PM
2012 was a pretty fun watch, it reminded me of transformers 2, but it didn't absolutely suck because the characters were more fleshed out
I pull out alphabetical grades for this one. I give it a B
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Caliban on March 09, 2010, 10:46:42 PM
Black Dynamite

8.5/10

Why the .5? Because they left out the scene with the kid that was going to be President... well they did have the scene in the deleted scenes extras, but it's just not the same.

Otherwise, I really liked this movie. It came out quite good for a satire.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BeautifulShy on March 10, 2010, 05:00:38 AM
I have been on a Baseball movie kick lately.
I saw Major League and The Sandlot.

Major League I would give a 4 out of 5 because the second one is better. Funny and inspirational.

The Sandlot I would give a 5 out of 5. Excellent movie.

There was another Baseball Movie that I wanted to watch but I don't recall the name of it but I remember this.

There was a kid that had a super fast throw. The team was the Chicago Cubs that he was on. Daniel Stern was one of the actors. Anybody know what movie I am talking about?

Edit:Nevermind I found out. Rookie of the Year was the movie.

Edit 2: Just finished Angels in the Outfield(The Disney version not the black and white version)
Excellent Movie and enjoyable to watch.5 out of 5.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on March 10, 2010, 10:08:46 PM
Evangelion 1.11 - You are (Not) Alone - Alright, this is going to get wordy, but I have to get this out of the way: I have a pretty big love/hate relationship with the original Neon Genesis Evangelion TV series.  For everything I love about what it brought to anime (thought-provoking writing; extremely striking visual sequences; and a fearless embrace of flawed characters and the risque), I have things I equally despise that it brought to anime (soul-less, objectified women [read: Rei]; whiny, emo main characters; and a love for random and meaningless religious symbolism that would unfortunately get utterly embraced by video games).  I liked the original series enough to buy all the original DVDs and their remastered incarnations, but I've never thought it was the masterpiece that apparently 99.9% of anime fans think it is.  If you're unfamiliar with Evangelion somehow and want a video game equivalent, think Final Fantasy VII and its impact on the industry and you have a fair idea what I'm talking about.

That said, why did I buy right on the spot this Blu-Ray release of the first of 4 theatrical remakes of the Evangelion TV series?  Well, honestly it's because I'd read reviews of the second Evangelion movie (2.0 - You Can [Not] Advance), and I saw that these remakes seem determined to strip everything I don't like about the series right out.  Having just finished my viewing of the movie, I can say that the creators fell into a very unfortunate trap: most of this movie was made for the die-hard Evangelion fans who would have a fit if this weren't a shot-for-shot remake of the original series.  The first 1 hr. 10 minutes of this movie is pretty much exactly (including the goofy **** like Shinji accidentally groping naked Rei) what you've already seen in the first 6 episodes of the TV series.  It's reanimated to current animation standards and the new English dub tends to say things a little differently, but for the most part there's nothing new here.

Then something amazing happens in those last 30-40 minutes: the creators threw everything but the basic plot out the window and start diverging.  Plot elements that don't show up till nearly the end of the series get brought full center, interesting foreshadowing starts getting dropped, and the movie goes from moderately entertaining to outright amazing.  The pinnacle of this achievement is what they've done with Angel #6: what was a wierd and lame diamond-shaped Angel in the original series has become a CG incarnation made of pure awesome, constantly shape-shifting and contorting itself as it blasts the **** out of anything it sees.  The attack on the Angel is significantly different now, with an emphasis on Shinji standing up and being a ****ing man, which if you know anything about the original series is a dramatic improvement.  This entire sequence is visually stunning and a strong reminder of days gone by when I was much less cynical about anime than I am now.

As for the Blu-Ray itself, it is flawless from a visual standpoint, and the new dub is a big improvement over the old one (and a strong reminder just how far we've come in anime voice acting in 15 years).  Sure, most of the old actors have been replaced but the performances are largely (with the exception of Gendo Ikari, whose replacement is nowhere near as good) much better with much more subtle delivery.  I'm definitely waiting with great anticipation for the second Evangelion movie as it enters the Licensing Hell that its Japanese creators have deemed it deserves.

Rating:

1st Hour: 5/10
Finale: 10/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Caliban on March 11, 2010, 07:12:41 AM
I'm surprised people are buying these Evangelion remakes. It's just the same thing over and over, with a few little changes to please the whining fans. Anyway...


I watched Up. It was great. 8.5/10 in my opinion, and I didn't even mind the talking dogs.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Caliban on March 11, 2010, 10:27:14 PM
The Big Boss (AKA Fists of Fury) 6/10

This movie is from 1971. Bruce Lee's in it. This movie's so bad it's fucking hilarious. The fight scenes are really poor. The last fight was ok, but nothing special.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Caliban on March 12, 2010, 02:19:50 PM
Fist of Fury (AKA The Chinese Connection) 7/10

I liked this movie a lot more than The Big Boss. There was more of Bruce Lee fighting in this movie than in The Big Boss which was quite pleasing to see, but the nunchaku moments were the best. The story was so much better too.

The one interesting note I took from this DVD was from the interview they had with Bruce Lee's stunt. Apparently, or so I figure, Bruce Lee's acrobatic skills weren't that developed. That's why they used a stunt, duh. However because of his excellent physical condition in both strength and flexibility, I thought that acrobatic skills would be a no brainer.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Spinnzilla on March 13, 2010, 11:24:11 AM
I saw the Alice in Wonderland movie. Fantastic art style and I liked the whole idea of doing something different with the familar characters, but the movie was slow. Very, very slow. And the 3D lost it cool-factor after 20 or so minutes.  Also, did they have to call in "Alice in Wonderland"?
 
Oh, 6.5/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on March 13, 2010, 11:28:09 AM
Would you rate it higher if you didn't have to pay for it? As in, the imax ticket being paid for you?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on March 13, 2010, 11:36:12 AM
The Crazies: 5/10

dull, but not boring enough to walk out on (especially not at these ticket prices..)

She's Out Of My Leage: 7.5/10

Entertaining, cute date movie for sure. Had some pretty funny moments, but i don't think it's "the funniest movie since the Hangover" as tv spots are claiming (and I'm one of the people that thinks the Hangover was WAY overrated). Oh and the lead acctress in it isn't even that hot in my eyes.. when she undresses, sure the bodies kicken but whats up with her face? The bitchy friend, now SHE was attractive. Too bad she doesnt undress in the movie.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Spinnzilla on March 13, 2010, 11:44:29 AM
Would you rate it higher if you didn't have to pay for it? As in, the imax ticket being paid for you?

If I hadn't paid for the movie at all, or I had went to see the 2D print of the film instead?

Either way I don't think it wouldn't have affected how I rated it. The movie still had pacing issues.  I love the Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking glass lore, but the movie was just too slow during the middle to keep my attention.

Also, I had a hard time believing Crispin Glover was in the movie because he had such a large part. :P
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 13, 2010, 11:45:24 AM
Alice in Wonderland looks so damn ugly. All the character designs are horrible and I'm surprised Disney didn't scrap the whole thing and go with a different director once they saw the twisted abortion that Tim Burton was committing to their treasured franchise visually.

I can't speak for the actual content of the film since I haven't seen it, but how can you take the actors that you have and make them just look so unappealing from a visual standpoint and then expect this movie to attract families when Johnny Depp looks worse than most of the clowns that already give kids nightmares.


The Crazies: 5/5

dull, but not boring enough to walk out on (especially not at these ticket prices..)

? Dull..... but what? 5 out of 5? I'm confused.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stratos on March 13, 2010, 04:27:25 PM
5/10 maybe?

I wanted to go see Alice in Wonderland with my GF and finally convinced her we should see it but now it sounds like she'll hate it. Maybe I'll go see it with a friend and go see something else with her like 'She's out of my league'.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on March 13, 2010, 05:48:41 PM
The Crazies: 5/5

dull, but not boring enough to walk out on (especially not at these ticket prices..)

? Dull..... but what? 5 out of 5? I'm confused.

Ooops. I was so caught in my mediocre rage, all i could hit was the 5 key...
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on March 13, 2010, 09:16:45 PM
Alice in Wonderland: HATED IT. I will say no more.

Shutter Island: DIDN'T LIKE IT. Too much that didn't have anything to do with the main story, and the ending wasn't practical or satisfying.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on March 13, 2010, 10:34:45 PM
The Box 7/10, it starts off fine, but tailends after it passes the end of the twilight zone episode.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on March 14, 2010, 12:44:07 AM
Let the Right One In.

Creepy Swedish horror movie that is not really horror. Very interesting, still processing it. Unscored
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 14, 2010, 01:08:38 AM
Did you watch the original release or the english DVD rerelease?

I ask because one has the correct translation(Theatrical) and the other (US DVD release) doesn't. (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&hs=Tz4&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&q=let+the+right+one+in+translation&aq=0&aqi=g3&aql=&oq=Let+the+Right+One+In+tran)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on March 14, 2010, 05:26:39 AM
I think I watched the original release because that was the dialog when I looked at the screen caps online.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on March 14, 2010, 08:07:43 PM
Percy Jackson

Gay/10

If it wasn't for the black fawn dude, I wouldn't have enjoyed this movie in the slightest. Rosario Dawson is still banging though...

Ninja Assassin

5/10

Plot SUCKED --- Action AWESOME
Acting SUCKED --- Action AWESOME
Police SUCK --- NINJAS AWESOME
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on March 14, 2010, 08:28:30 PM
Se7en - 7/10 (really, did you think I could give it anything else?  ;) ) - I've heard a lot about this movie in various discussions of Heavy Rain, so I thought I'd check it out.  Hey, it has Morgan Freeman, one of my favorite actors of All Time and the owner of a voice I could listen to for hours!  Hey, it has Brad Pitt and Gweneth Paltrow, two actors I generally like!  Hey, it's a mystery thriller about a serial killer with especially elaborate ways of killing his victims and a Noir style!  By all rights, I should adore this movie...but I can't.  The movie takes ages to go anywhere, Brad Pitt's acting ranges from passable to laughably poor (especially at the end), there are numerous plot tangents that don't seem to lead anywhere (anything involving Gweneth Paltrow), the villain is a total stereotype that never gets fleshed-out beyond his base motivations, and the ending is total ****.  I understand the point the ending's trying to make, but it just ends up leaving me incredibly unsatisfied.  Worth seeing for Morgan Freeman alone, though.

And, yes, Heavy Rain did indeed take quite a few ideas from this movie.  And, incidentally, what's up with the stupid way the movie's title is spelled?  It makes it a royal pain in the ass to google, as some sites leave it as "Se7en" and others as "Seven".
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Caliban on March 14, 2010, 08:30:33 PM
Way of the Dragon (AKA Return of the Dragon) 8/10

The last fight? Bruce Lee (you can see in this movie how defined his muscles are... good lord, and he's crazy fast) Vs Chuck Norris (what a hairy chest he has hahahaha) Vs kitten (lol cats started in 1973).

One thing to note that I find hilarious, yet quite efficient for the takedown, is that Bruce Lee sure goes for the nuts lol, and he's done so too in the first 2 movies.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on March 15, 2010, 12:28:57 AM
Sherlock Holmes - 8/10 - Well, this movie was something of a surprise.  I had nothing but contempt for this movie when I saw the original trailer, as it looked like a betrayal of everything about the Sherlock Holmes character I had grown fond of over the years.  The trailer made it look like this was going to be an action movie, with Sherlock being something of a James Bond/Indiana Jones-type character.  Well, after seeing  the movie I can safely say that of my problems with this movie, Robert Downey Jr.'s take on Holmes is not among them.  He's arrogant, intelligent, borderline-insane, socially inept, and has a natural comradery with (a strangely young & fit) Dr. Watson.  In other words, he's Sherlock Holmes, though a more-blunt form of the character.  My only problem with his performance is that he tends to speak many of his lines just under his breath, which makes him very difficult to understand at times and making me think I needed subtitles.  Up until the end, I had serious issues with the plot (especially the way it pretends to be "science vs. the supernatural", a growing trend with modern Holmes stories), but those got resolved to my satisfaction in the final 10 minutes of the movie in a very Holmes-ian way.

My big problem with this movie is that this is a fairly straightforward story that is hard to follow only because it is edited in a confusing way.   In fact, the movie in general seems to be constantly at war with its cinematographer.  The story is clearly slow, methodical, and reliant on the audience paying attention to small details...but the cinematography is fond of randomly speeding up to portray it as a much-faster movie, which makes catching those small details and dialog difficult.  This is especially annoying in the fight scenes where the movie likes to slow down and speed up time at random intervals that remind me irritatingly of that POS Watchmen movie.  The movie is also somewhat inconsistent in how much familiarity it seems to assume we have with the character.  For instance, it assumes we know who Holmes, Watson, and Lestrade are and directly references previous Holmes adventures in places, but for some bizarre reason thinks we need to see the same lengthy sequence twice just to "let us in" on the rather obvious fact that Holmes in one scene is in disguise.

The movie does get a gold star for an excellent set-up for the next movie, though.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stratos on March 15, 2010, 03:49:45 AM
I too was worried that the Sherlock movie was betraying the roots. Nice to hear otherwise. I'll have to check it out.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on March 15, 2010, 10:16:40 AM
Ponyo
Well, that was different. Not your typical Miazaki movie. The backgrounds are crazy, and the "flooding" sequence is mind-blowing in its attention to detail. Great movie overall, though.

PONYO LOVES SUSKAE!
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on March 15, 2010, 02:53:02 PM
Black Dynamite gets an A
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Caliban on March 15, 2010, 07:59:35 PM
Game of Death 2/10

Yes, that's right. It is horrible... horrible. Like OMFG what were they thinking. I understand that they tried to make a movie out of the remnant footage of Bruce Lee before his death, but come on this is just ridiculous. I can't even imagine how bad Game of Death 2 is going to be. The only reason I rated this game 2 points is because there is at most 20 minutes of footage with the real Bruce Lee near the end of the movie.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BranDonk Kong on March 15, 2010, 09:18:59 PM
There's a movie that I want to review for this thread, but I would probably get banned for even posting the name of it. So i won't.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on March 16, 2010, 12:27:33 AM
censor the name? just provide an IMDB link and review it on here.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stratos on March 16, 2010, 05:54:41 AM
There's a movie that I want to review for this thread, but I would probably get banned for even posting the name of it. So i won't.

It's one of those Michael Moore films or something, isn't it. What else could get you banned here? That or Broke Back Mountain.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 16, 2010, 09:25:20 AM
It's most likely a porn with a very descriptive name like:
*Do not make a mental picture of this NSFW*
An*l C*m Bucket Munch Monsters 5: A** to Mouth Marathon 3: The Casting Couch: Directors N*t Special Edition in 3D with multi-angle DVD support. Part of Vivid Videos Allstar Amatuer Collection.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: nickmitch on March 16, 2010, 10:55:30 AM
Alice in Wonderland 3D - It was pretty good.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BranDonk Kong on March 16, 2010, 11:36:05 AM
It's not porn or a Michael Moore movie, surprisingly, it is on IMDB though, but I think they slightly altered the name on the title.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stratos on March 16, 2010, 11:49:44 AM
It's not porn or a Michael Moore movie, surprisingly, it is on IMDB though, but I think they slightly altered the name on the title.

So if it's not political or about homosexuality, then it must be a religious film like Jesus Camp or something? If it's not religious, political or sexual then I have no idea what it could be.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on March 16, 2010, 05:09:43 PM
It's not porn or a Michael Moore movie, surprisingly, it is on IMDB though, but I think they slightly altered the name on the title.

So if it's not political or about homosexuality, then it must be a religious film like Jesus Camp or something? If it's not religious, political or sexual then I have no idea what it could be.

Donkey punch? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey_Punch_(film)) *safe link!*
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 16, 2010, 05:48:01 PM
movie added, but did wiki need to spoil the entire movie without warning?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on March 16, 2010, 05:53:38 PM
movie added, but did wiki need to spoil the entire movie without warning?

Wiki does that.. lol
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on March 16, 2010, 06:00:50 PM
Such unneeded prudishness. If that is the movie, it sounds a joke. Quite frankly, you don't have anything to worry about.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 16, 2010, 06:09:39 PM
I didn't read the whole thing, I stopped about 2-3 words into the 5 sentence on the 2nd paragraph and then skipped to the bottom and realized they plotted the whole movie when it said "something something as the film ends"

It's a watch it now movie on Netflix, so it might make an interesting late nite movie.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on March 16, 2010, 06:30:34 PM
pretty good plotline if you ask me
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BranDonk Kong on March 16, 2010, 07:06:58 PM
Not religious at all. I'm just saying if I typed the actual name of the title, I'd probably get banned (for several offenses).
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on March 16, 2010, 07:18:53 PM
You've got me really curious; why don't you PM it to me.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 16, 2010, 07:21:23 PM
You've got me really curious; why don't you PM it to me.
and then I'll probably post it.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on March 16, 2010, 07:31:19 PM
i google most offensive title name for a movie and this is what i got

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0274518/
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stratos on March 17, 2010, 03:35:21 AM
i google most offensive title name for a movie and this is what i got

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0274518/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0274518/)

LOL
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: RABicle on March 17, 2010, 06:03:02 AM
The attack on the Angel is significantly different now, with an emphasis on Shinji standing up and being a ****ing man, which if you know anything about the original series is a dramatic improvement.
What was the original again? Shinji shoots, misses, Rei then takes a bullet for him, Shinji shoots again, doesn't **** up for a change.

Sunshine
Inspired homage to cult hit Dark Star. 3/5
^
loses two poinst for completely ridiculous premise. Gains a point for an Australian character saving the world.

Stardust
Hilarious parody of The Village; a witch searchs for the fountain of youth. 4/5
^ gains a point for Claire Danes looking utterly fucking amazing (http://"http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3372914688/tt0486655") holy ****. I pretty much had an erection the entire time.

Evan Almighty
Gay 1/5
^
Gains a point for Steve Carrol, loses a point for pro Christian message.

I Am Legend
The last dog on Manhattan island struggles to avoid catching an airbourne virus causing ultraviolet sensitivity and psychosis. 2/5
^
Loses a point for Will Smith insisting on yet another unnessesary scene where he takes his shirt off. Yes William, you are muscly and paid to be so, we don't care.

The Departed
A psychologist grapples with the identity of her unborn child's father while an FBI informant finds himself tagged by local police. 6/5
^ Gains a point for Jack Nicholson.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on March 17, 2010, 07:05:26 AM
The attack on the Angel is significantly different now, with an emphasis on Shinji standing up and being a ****ing man, which if you know anything about the original series is a dramatic improvement.
What was the original again? Shinji shoots, misses, Rei then takes a bullet for him, Shinji shoots again, doesn't **** up for a change.

Sounds about right.  In this new version Shinji takes the shot, as normal.  The shot looks for a moment like it's killed the Angel, but then the Angel gets back up and shoots back.  Shinji takes a direct hit and falls to the ground.  After a few moments paralyzed on the ground in pain, Gendo orders Rei to take over for him and that (since he says Shinji is useless) he has no further use for Shinji.  Misato tells him to have faith in his son, as meanwhile Shinji gets back up and takes up position again.  The Angel fires a second shot while he's doing this, which Rei blocks with her Eva's shield.  While the attack's burning through Rei's shield, Shinji takes the shot and kills the Angel.
 
As you can see, it's just a bit different now but it makes a big difference.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on March 18, 2010, 12:06:32 AM
Beware Children at Play. A badly made horror movie from the 80s. I was turned on to it by an animated gif from SUPER in the funhouse. If you search the title on youtube you can see the finale scene. 0 stars due to offensive violence.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 18, 2010, 12:09:27 AM
Beware Children at Play. A badly made horror movie from the 80s. I was turned on to it by an animated gif from SUPER in the funhouse. If you search the title on youtube you can see the finale scene. 0 stars due to offensive violence.
Instant Watch on Netflix.
Maybe I'll watch it later tonite.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: nickmitch on March 18, 2010, 01:53:43 PM
I don't know if I (or anyone else) reviewed this previously, but there's this one Canadian movie called Y.P.F. that I'd highly recommend.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on March 18, 2010, 05:46:06 PM
oh Beware! Children at Play! is a Troma film, that explains everything.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 18, 2010, 07:24:22 PM
That means it's gonna be terrible yet mildly entertaining at the same time.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BeautifulShy on March 19, 2010, 10:26:08 PM
Cinderella Man:5 out of 5

This movie takes place in the Great Depression Era. It is about a story of 1 man living in this era with his wife and 3 kids.He is a Boxer and after some bad luck early on in his job.Had a few injurys.He is given a second chance. It was a one time deal and he thinks that was it but he gets more fights.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on March 19, 2010, 10:58:08 PM
Avatar I liked this better when it was called Dances with Wolves. 2 stars
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BranDonk Kong on March 19, 2010, 11:02:43 PM
Haven't been on the forums for a while, but ThePerm nailed it - only the first word is actually two words in the real title of the movie. I should have a review soon.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 19, 2010, 11:13:16 PM
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Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on March 20, 2010, 12:55:18 PM
Repo Men: 6/10

Wouldn't be as entertaining without all the violence, but at the same time the voilence is a little distracting because it can be incredibly brutal; especially the films last big action scene (and the immidiate scene after, that borders sadomasochism).

Anyone can see the ending coming a mile away, but its still a decent popcorn flick. The crowd i saw it with was disgusting though, ugh. I should really stop watching films on opening day.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on March 20, 2010, 04:39:51 PM
the ending is a logan's run type thing?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 20, 2010, 05:48:50 PM
An American Tale & The Secret of NIMH

Both better in memory and I should have left that fond childhood memory alone. Neither of them was bad (some of the songs in An American Tale were) but neither of them lived up memory I was trying to pass on to other children. They both liked An American tale, but they both (and myself) found Secret of NIMH to be a little bit boring, and that was disappointing, since I told them NIMH was the better movie of the 2.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on March 20, 2010, 06:19:15 PM
An American Tale & The Secret of NIMH

Both better in memory and I should have left that fond childhood memory alone. Neither of them was bad (some of the songs in An American Tale were) but neither of them lived up memory I was trying to pass on to other children. They both liked An American tale, but they both (and myself) found Secret of NIMH to be a little bit boring, and that was disappointing, since I told them NIMH was the better movie of the 2.

I have to admit I found NIMH rather boring (and strangely violent) as well when I last saw it, which was probably around 15 or so years ago.  I've been meaning to rewatch it for years, though.  As for An American Tale, I have seen that much more recently (probably around 5 years ago) and I still liked it...but found it incredibly depressing and Fieval's version of "Somewhere out there" makes me cringe and my ears bleed.  Once again, people: nothing good come of having children sing songs with high notes in them.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Caliban on March 20, 2010, 07:03:20 PM
Game of Death II 2/10

Meh.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on March 20, 2010, 07:10:45 PM
yeah, i remember watching the movie and then reading the book, but actually i had forgotten all about the movie by the time i got to the book, and then somewhere in the middle of the Nimh book i was like...hey this is like that movie. I was in 4th grade....
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on March 21, 2010, 09:42:59 AM
the ending is a logan's run type thing?

pm for details?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stratos on March 23, 2010, 03:50:22 AM
An American Tale & The Secret of NIMH

Both better in memory and I should have left that fond childhood memory alone. Neither of them was bad (some of the songs in An American Tale were) but neither of them lived up memory I was trying to pass on to other children. They both liked An American tale, but they both (and myself) found Secret of NIMH to be a little bit boring, and that was disappointing, since I told them NIMH was the better movie of the 2.

I have to admit I found NIMH rather boring (and strangely violent) as well when I last saw it, which was probably around 15 or so years ago.  I've been meaning to rewatch it for years, though.  As for An American Tale, I have seen that much more recently (probably around 5 years ago) and I still liked it...but found it incredibly depressing and Fieval's version of "Somewhere out there" makes me cringe and my ears bleed.  Once again, people: nothing good come of having children sing songs with high notes in them.

I rewatched American Tale and the 'Fieval Goes West' Sequel with my 11 year old sister recently and she seemed to enjoy both of them. I have yet to go back and watch NIHM but I do remember it being a lot more frightening and creepy when I was young. Didn't they make a sequel years later?

Don Bluth has some talent but most of his films seem to have one minor thing or another slightly off that keeps them from being truly amazing. Land Before Time was good and Anastasia is probably my favorite of his films. Too bad he doesn't continue to make films.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 23, 2010, 08:05:45 AM
I completely forgot about Fivel Goes West, so I just looked it up on Netflix. Did you know there was a 3rd movie? An American Tail: The Treasures of Manhattan Island, it was made in the year 2000.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stratos on March 23, 2010, 10:07:11 AM
I knew there was a cartoon series but I don't ever recall hearing about the 3rd movie. Now I'm curious even though I doubt it's nearly as good as the previous ones.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 23, 2010, 10:09:46 AM
It doesn't look that good (watched the preview on Netflix) but it was rated the same as the 1st two.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stratos on March 23, 2010, 10:11:40 AM
Probably worth a watch with the sis next time she visits.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: vudu on March 23, 2010, 10:52:19 AM
When are you going to break out The Land Before Time?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on March 23, 2010, 03:59:28 PM
When are you going to break out The Land Before Time?

Indeed.  It might just be nostalgia talking because I haven't seen the movie in ages, but the original Land Before Time is a classic.  The movie's theme song is also one of my All Time favorites.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on March 23, 2010, 07:13:02 PM
law abiding citizen 8.5/10 it was pretty good.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Jamaican Mario Scholar on March 23, 2010, 07:49:35 PM
Miracle Mile 8/10

I missed a lot of the beginning, but was still sucked into this movie just from the DTV guide description: a man picks up a call at a phone booth and learns a nuclear attack is imminent. The movie follows Harry and his girlfriend as he first tries to keep the secret from her, then must find a way to escape.

It starts off calm and the chaos slowly ramps up, just like Majora's Mask. In fact, the final hours music of MM is very similar to this movie's end credits music... and hey, they also share the same initials?!

The whole thing takes place in more or less real time and the slowly rising sun adds to the tension. The ending is not what you'll expect, but inevitable.....and also very similar to the Anju/blue hair guy 'ending' of MM. Not that well liked on IMDB for some dumb character decisions and 80s weirdness, but I liked it and was rooting for them the whole time.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Kytim89 on March 23, 2010, 08:45:31 PM
I watched a horro film the other night called Return of the Living Dead 3. It was a very gory, kind of scary B-movie with a plot that was kind of weird. One of the scariest parts of the movies was at the beggining when a couple of technicians were experimenting on a zombie and it broke loose on the guys. That part of the movie had my heart pounding.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jamKhHWetYk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jamKhHWetYk)
 
 
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on March 23, 2010, 09:21:06 PM
oh jeez part 3

the last one had a hillarious ending

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7EoW0o7sHw

don't worry it doesn't spoil the movie, its just funny, random
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 23, 2010, 09:24:59 PM
I didn't realize that there were 5 RotLD movies.

Are they all hilariously bad?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on March 23, 2010, 09:32:50 PM
the first one is just hilarious, but not bad, the second one begins the bad trend
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stratos on March 24, 2010, 01:42:51 AM
When are you going to break out The Land Before Time?

Indeed.  It might just be nostalgia talking because I haven't seen the movie in ages, but the original Land Before Time is a classic.  The movie's theme song is also one of my All Time favorites.

I've tried but the old VHS tape for it is missing from my folks house. I'm going to check if I can Netflix it. I might just pick it up on DVD if I can for cheap.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 24, 2010, 07:50:03 AM
You can Instant Watch The Land Before Time VII, IX & X, but the series goes up to XV of what looks like a bunch of made for wednesday morning cartoons for 6 year olds.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stratos on March 24, 2010, 07:55:04 AM
It went to 'made for Wednesday morning cartoons' when the first cheesy sing-a-long song started playing in the second film and I was like "...wut?" Even as a kid I could tell that crap was getting dumped on me in a sequel.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Kytim89 on March 24, 2010, 08:29:30 PM
I didn't realize that there were 5 RotLD movies.

Are they all hilariously bad?

Part three actually had me scared. My hearts was pounding during some scenes.  :confused;
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Mop it up on March 24, 2010, 08:56:04 PM
Paranormal Activity: 4/10
My sister wanted me to watch this with her. It was pretty boring, not much really happened. The end was okay though, I'm glad that she kills her boyfriend. He was a real twat.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on March 24, 2010, 09:05:12 PM
you have a sister :p?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on March 24, 2010, 09:13:38 PM
Paranormal Activity: 4/10
My sister wanted me to watch this with her. It was pretty boring, not much really happened. The end was okay though, I'm glad that she kills her boyfriend. He was a real twat.

I thought the chick was a twat. I would have left her ass a long time ago. I related to the guy because I like to go to haunted houses (read: REAL haunted houses...or at least as real as they can get) in the middle of fucking bondoggle and see some crazy ****.

by the way, for such a 'clean' girl, I'm surprised you used the word twat lol
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on March 24, 2010, 09:20:51 PM
AKIRA

I haven't seen this movie in years and yet its still as good if not better than what I remembered. The ending still confuses me a bit Did Tut suo or whatever turn into another universe or did he turn into a God?, but the action and animation is still top notch. I like to say "Holy ****!" during movies and other surprises and this movie had me saying it alot.

9/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on March 24, 2010, 11:06:23 PM
AKIRA

I haven't seen this movie in years and yet its still as good if not better than what I remembered. The ending still confuses me a bit Did Tut suo or whatever turn into another universe or did he turn into a God?, but the action and animation is still top notch. I like to say "Holy ****!" during movies and other surprises and this movie had me saying it alot.

9/10

I tried Akira once with my best friend back in the early 2000s when I was first really getting into anime.  Granted, the DVD we had rented was using the old Streamline dub from the 1980s, but the sheer stupidity of that movie had us laughing for probably a good half hour after the movie was finished.  I'm actually pretty amazed we managed to hold it all in until the credits rolled, actually.  Like Ghost in the Shell, I know there are a lot of people that just love those movies but I just can't stand them.

Incidentally, I do highly recommend Perfect Blue if you've never seen it.  The animation is pretty so-so, but the plot is one colossal mind-**** in a very Hitchcockian manner.  The only thing I don't like about it is that it's probably the only anime I've ever seen that I actually prefer in its edited form, which removes the "rape" scene (that scene is much better left to the imagination).
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on March 25, 2010, 12:17:20 AM
Ghost in the shell has an excellent plot but presented in the most boring manner ever. Really nothing happens the entire time. And to make it worse, the english dub is like nails on chalk board.

Akira on the other hand has amazing action throughout brought to life with some of the best animation ever created. So even if you don't know what the **** is going on or don't care, you can at least have fun. And yeah, the streamline dub sucks but the new one isn't as good either, but I would still recommend it.

And honestly, the plot of the movie is also amazing but just really damn confusing. There's revolutionary parts, totalitarian parts, religious parts, and yes, science fiction parts. I know the movie was based a manga, but it seems incredibly condensed. Hell, I still don't know what the hell happens at the end.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 25, 2010, 01:39:34 AM
Brothers -  5.5/10

I wasn't even looking forward to seeing this movie and I was disappointed. You are just left with the feeling of "is that it?". The previews made it seems like there was more of a conflict over something more than there was..... it would have been much more interesting had the conflict been what it was accused of being after we had already known that it wasn't, he was told that it wasn't yet still goes on believing that it is. On the plus side though, Natalie Portman was looking good in this movie, and that means a lot coming from me since I never really found her all that attractive before.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 26, 2010, 03:02:05 PM
The Informant - LOL

This has to be a true story because it would just be stupid (in a silly way) if they had made it up. I don't want to ruin anything, but oh what a tangled web was woven in this movie. Once things didn't go as planned, someone can't seems to just let it go and has to see it all the way through to the end. Matt Damon did a fantastic job in this though, I actually believed he was the guy who happens to be the smartest idiot of all freakin time. Seriously, this guy was scamming people left and right(Nigerian money scandal) and making a HUGE freakin salary but just couldn't stop lying to save his own ass. even in the very end the lies/misinformation don't stop.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on March 26, 2010, 05:15:14 PM
lol Natlie Portman, Winona Rider, and Kiera Knightly are like the triforce godesses of goodlookingness. Portman even looks hot bald IMO
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 26, 2010, 05:28:51 PM
Winona & Kiera are twins separated at birth(Kiera being the hotter twin).
Natalie is ok, but I don't feel she is worthy of the praise for her looks that she gets.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Kytim89 on March 26, 2010, 07:46:10 PM
lol Natlie Portman, Winona Rider, and Kiera Knightly are like the triforce godesses of goodlookingness. Portman even looks hot bald IMO

I have always wanted to have a four way with the three of them. :cool; ;D :D
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on March 26, 2010, 08:15:35 PM
its kinda funny, since all the girls are all nearly identical that one could really rate one lower than any other

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r259/theultimateperm/winona-ryder_keira-knightley.jpg)
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r259/theultimateperm/winonakiera.jpg)
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r259/theultimateperm/15557__keira_l.jpg)
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r259/theultimateperm/natalie_portman-keira_knighley2_0.jpg)
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r259/theultimateperm/natalie_keira_400.jpg)
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r259/theultimateperm/keira-knightly-queen-amidala.jpg)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKT35rzdc7A&feature=related

A SERIOUS MAN i can't rate it, it hasn't even sunk in yet
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on March 27, 2010, 10:58:08 AM
Paranormal Activity: 4/10
My sister wanted me to watch this with her. It was pretty boring, not much really happened. The end was okay though, I'm glad that she kills her boyfriend. He was a real twat.

Yay more people that didn't care for this overhyped movie!

by the way, for such a 'clean' girl, I'm surprised you used the word twat lol

MY FUCKING THOUGHTS EXACTLY! LOL!!

Hot Tub Time Machine = 10/10

This movie was filmed on location in the glorious land of HILARIDAD! What I loved about it was that it didn't ham up the 80s so much that it was full of incredibly cheesey/cheap laughs. Hell, you coulda taken these four guys and made them go into the future and it woulda been hilarious because of the rapport they have with eachother and the scenarios they got put in.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 27, 2010, 11:00:08 AM
Hot Tub Time Machine = 10/10

This movie was filmed on location in the glorious land of HILARIDAD! What I loved about it was that it didn't ham up the 80s so much that it was full of incredibly cheesey/cheap laughs. Hell, you coulda taken these four guys and made them go into the future and it woulda been hilarious because of the rapport they have with eachother and the scenarios they got put in.

Exactly what I wanted to hear about this movie. I'm still not gonna go watch it in the theater, but it will be anticipated in my mailbox in hopefully the near future.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on March 27, 2010, 11:15:24 AM
You'll enjoy it. Besides the fat kid, everyone was great (although he did have his moments). Chevy Chase seemed... odd.. and fat. I dunno, I'm not much of a Chase fan, never have been. The fact that John C. was going to do an "80's" movie again is what reeally had me excited for this since I saw the trailer (only a few weeks ago), but when i found out he was the producer; my mind was BLOWN.

Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Kytim89 on March 27, 2010, 05:36:04 PM
I watched the movie Akira and I consider it to be one of my favorite anime movies, but I do not understand the plot, especially the ending. can anyone explain the plot and ending to me? I do not mind spoilers.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on March 27, 2010, 06:34:55 PM
that kid from httm was on sex drive which i give 8/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on March 27, 2010, 09:01:10 PM
He's also on Greek.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on March 27, 2010, 10:06:06 PM
that kid from httm was on sex drive which i give 8/10

the chubby dude with glasses that ruined Seth's slightly slow-mo party shot in Superbad?

I almost took points off HTTM because he was in it, but it was just THAT good that it made up for his annoying voice/appearance.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on March 27, 2010, 11:30:55 PM
i think the dude is hilarious, but he's sort of a poor man's jonah hill

Repo-Men B I liked it but it wasn't spectacular. I remembered the hint for the ending, and i knew something was coming with the saccharine vista at the end. The movie could have ended 5 minutes before it ended. I thought the sadomasochist part was fun i thought. I guess im pretty unphased by the violence, the only thing that ever gets me is pulsing blood.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on March 28, 2010, 02:48:31 AM
First Blood 9.5/10 This movie is beyond badass
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 28, 2010, 02:11:07 PM
First Blood 9.5/10 This movie is beyond badass
Rambo?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on March 28, 2010, 02:27:56 PM
yeah the naming schemes for Rambo movies are as follows

First Blood
Rambo: First Blood PART II
Rambo III
Rambo
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on March 28, 2010, 05:16:16 PM
Hot Tub Time Machine - Awesome/10

Rob Cordry got old quick, but the rest of the movie holds together very well. Also had two unbelievably good-looking women in it (albeit briefly): Jessica Parr (hottub girl) and Diora Baird (wife of the dude with the gun).
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: vudu on April 02, 2010, 10:11:50 AM
Clash of the Titans (1981)

Not as good as I remembered / 10

Man, this movie takes a long time to get going.  The first hour is dull, dull, DULL.  Second half picks up, but man, is this thing ever cheesy.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on April 02, 2010, 10:36:46 AM
I'm really looking forward to seeing the "remake" this weekend.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Manthony Chopkins on April 02, 2010, 01:53:55 PM
Fantastic Mr. Fox 9/10
 
Fantastic Mr. Fox is a stop motion animated movie which is based off the children's novel written by Roald Dahl. Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou) is the writer and director of the movie. This was one of the best movies I have seen in a while. The animation, humor and soundtrack were all top notch.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on April 02, 2010, 02:16:29 PM
I'm really looking forward to seeing the "remake" this weekend.

I saw the trailer for it Wednesday night during an ESPN commercial break, and I couldn't help but think "wow, it's God of War: The Movie."  :-\
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on April 02, 2010, 03:12:46 PM
I'm really looking forward to seeing the "remake" this weekend.

I saw the trailer for it Wednesday night during an ESPN commercial break, and I couldn't help but think "wow, it's God of War: The Movie."  :-\

that sounds so backwards.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on April 02, 2010, 03:19:43 PM
yeah, i remember watching Clash of the titans in my 7th grade English class because we were studying the Iliad and making up our own Mytholoogy/Religion. Looking at my project, i like totally made something that ended up looking like Sumerian mythology without ever knowing about sumerian mythology. I thought clash of the titans was awesome, but when i went to re-watch it it was not as cool.

Jason and The Argonauts though gets a 9/10, thgis movie is older than clash of the Titans, but has really aged alot better.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on April 02, 2010, 03:46:59 PM
Ohhh, I haven't watched Jason and the Argonauts in a really long time. It's up on Netflix streaming, so maybe I'll watch it soon.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on April 02, 2010, 05:23:00 PM
I'm really looking forward to seeing the "remake" this weekend.

I saw the trailer for it Wednesday night during an ESPN commercial break, and I couldn't help but think "wow, it's God of War: The Movie."  :-\

that sounds so backwards.

I know, but watching that trailer just reminded me so much of God of War III's trailers and intro.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on April 02, 2010, 08:02:20 PM
lol, you guys should see video of the Clash of the Titans game
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Shorty McNostril on April 02, 2010, 09:14:06 PM
Clash  7/10

Not too bad.  The 3D was a bit dodgy though.  It was an afterthought and it shows.  Some scenes are only half done.  But the awesomeness of Liam Neeson bumps the rating up a point.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on April 02, 2010, 10:28:30 PM
i just wanna watch Clash of the titans regular
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on April 02, 2010, 11:09:40 PM
i just wanna watch Clash of the titans regular
You mean the non-3D version?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on April 02, 2010, 11:15:10 PM
im not interested in watching every movie in 3D, I see people taking points off for it not being very good 3d, but even avatar I dont think 3d really improved it a lot.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on April 03, 2010, 10:09:38 AM
With Avatar, was it a lot of POP out 3D, a lot of Depth 3D or a combination of both?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on April 03, 2010, 10:44:17 AM
Clash of the titans (3d) 5/10?

it was pretty meh actually and the 3d wasnt even great either. In fact it made some of the more action packed sceneds super blury. Oh well.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on April 03, 2010, 11:39:49 AM
With Avatar, was it a lot of POP out 3D, a lot of Depth 3D or a combination of both?

Well the problem with 3d is if your eyes adjust, you forget its 3d for a while. I didn't watch the movie twice, but i think in the middle of the movie they cranked the 3d pop and depth down only to bring it up at the end. I really remember noticing 3d alot at first, and then that lessening during the movie, and then at the end there were some good 3d bits.

So, people universally dislike the new Clash?! HA !
http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/index.php?topic=29034.msg547847#msg547847
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on April 03, 2010, 12:03:44 PM
With Avatar, was it a lot of POP out 3D, a lot of Depth 3D or a combination of both?

Avatar only had a few instances that I can clearly remember seeing the image pop.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on April 03, 2010, 10:28:06 PM
I haven't seen it yet, but I just rented Ninja Assassin from RedBox and as a first time rental experience, it was rather quick and painless.

Total trip time was 5 minutes. that leaving, arriving, signing up, renting and then returning home. 5 freaking minutes.

No wonder Blockbuster is going under. I didn't have to walk around a store looking for a movie, I didn't have to wait in line and it only cost a dollar.

Blockbuster subscription was canceled just a few hours ago too. Looks like it was a good move as the nearest Blockbuster is about a 10-15 minute drive out of the way since teh one down the street closed down. Red Box is literally everywhere, and combined with a Netflix subscription....... I'll never have to worry about not having what I want to watch ready to watch when I want to watch it.
 :thumbsup; :thumbsup; (for a 1st time experience)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on April 04, 2010, 12:22:51 AM
if blockbuster would just lower their new release price to $1.00 or 80c then they would have nothing to worry about. Compete yo!
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on April 04, 2010, 10:15:00 AM
Hot Tub Time Machine (with a buzz going): Still 10/10 :D
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on April 04, 2010, 06:36:10 PM
Netflix On-Demand (PS3) 9/10

What a phenomenal service....nuff' said.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on April 04, 2010, 06:43:02 PM
Did you just sign up or did you use someone else's account?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on April 04, 2010, 06:55:29 PM
I used a friends.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on April 05, 2010, 10:58:21 AM
Paranormal Activity - Loved it/10

Great little horror movie. There's a plausability you don't normally see, even in Blair Witch, even though Blair Witch obviously provided a lot of inspiration. The movie had good pacing and a believable progression of supernatural spookiness. The only part I didn't like was the psychic doctor, who came off as sort of hammy. Good effects and a pretty surprising ending. I didn't watch the "Alternate ending," and after reading about it on Wikipedia today, I'm glad I didn't.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on April 05, 2010, 02:32:48 PM
Paranormal Activity - Loved it/10

Great little horror movie. There's a plausability you don't normally see, even in Blair Witch, even though Blair Witch obviously provided a lot of inspiration. The movie had good pacing and a believable progression of supernatural spookiness. The only part I didn't like was the psychic doctor, who came off as sort of hammy. Good effects and a pretty surprising ending. I didn't watch the "Alternate ending," and after reading about it on Wikipedia today, I'm glad I didn't.

Which alternate did you read about? I saw one of the alternates and actually liked it better than the theatrical ending, but I've heard about a second alternate that just seems horribly bad.
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Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on April 05, 2010, 03:06:48 PM
Well, there is the Original ending, the theatrical ending and an alternate ending.

At this point, I don't remember which is which, but the original ending was less shock horror than the theatrical and the alternate was sorta like the theatrical.
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Post by: Halbred on April 05, 2010, 03:32:41 PM
Ending I saw:

Katie, possessed, wakes up and leaves the bedroom. She screams, waking Micah up. He leaves too. A struggle can be heard, then silence. Suddenly, Micah's body is thrown violently into the camera. Katie appears in the doorway, covered in blood. She kneels by Micah's corpe and snarls at the camera before attacking it.

The ending I read about:

Katie wakes up and leaves the bedroom. She screams, Micah wakes up and follows her. A struggle is heard, and more screaming. Katie, in a state of shock and covered in blood, wanders into the bedroom with a knife in her hand. She closes and locks the door, then kneels in front of the camera and slits her own throat.

I don't like crap like that, so I'm glad I didn't watch it.
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Post by: EasyCure on April 05, 2010, 03:33:11 PM
eh all i know is i like the one that WASN'T shown in all the tv spots for the movie where the haunted girl stares into the camera and her face turns demonic, that was just dumb.

the one i saw originally, where she stares at the camera and slices her throat was a little more unsettlin for me, and considering how lame i thought the movie was, that was more than enough to be mildly enjoyable. I haven't seen that third ending where she supposedly gets gunned down by cops or whatever but that seems like the most retarded way to end this type of movie that i can't imagine who even considered filming it (unless it was meant to be a fake ending in order to not spoil the REAL ending).

lol halbred might wanna check your spoiler tags..

edit 2: Well guess we have diff taste. I didn't think either ending was surprising at all, but at least the one I liked was disturbing and not cheesy.
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Post by: Stogi on April 05, 2010, 04:18:49 PM
I thought the one where she gets gunned down by cops was the best
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Post by: EasyCure on April 05, 2010, 04:28:14 PM
honestly, i haven't seen it but the way its described to me (by different sources) it just sounds uninteresting and boring. Maybe i'll have to see it for myself though, but i think I'll still like the one i mentioned best of all three.
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Post by: Halbred on April 05, 2010, 04:32:26 PM
Hey, why aren't my spoiler tags working?!?
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Post by: EasyCure on April 05, 2010, 04:35:00 PM
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Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on April 05, 2010, 04:40:15 PM
Hey, why aren't my spoiler tags working?!?

NWR "How To" Guide To Posting (http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/index.php?topic=30575.0) ;)
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Post by: Halbred on April 05, 2010, 05:25:23 PM
Har de har har. I corrected the tags and I hate you all!

*runs away crying*
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Post by: EasyCure on April 05, 2010, 05:26:11 PM
Har de har har. I corrected the tags and I hate you all!

*runs away crying*

nee ner nee ner nee ner?

*squashes you dino toys!* hehehe
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Post by: Halbred on April 05, 2010, 05:53:55 PM
*shriek*

Not my Spinophorosaurus!!!
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Post by: EasyCure on April 05, 2010, 06:20:00 PM
MORE LIKE STOMPASAURUS!
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Post by: Spinnzilla on April 05, 2010, 10:23:09 PM
Clash of the Titans 3Dmake.  Kind of dumb, kind of entertaining.  A lot of the designs of thingies were cool but I felt like it wasn't executed well enough to be completely engaging. 

I give it 6D out of 10D.  Meh.
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Post by: ThePerm on April 06, 2010, 01:15:58 AM
lol universally not loved, i was right...don't mess with the classic!
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Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on April 06, 2010, 09:29:31 AM
Is it the poor execution of 3D that kills it or does the movie really just lack something special?
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Post by: EasyCure on April 06, 2010, 03:48:39 PM
Is it the poor execution of 3D that kills it or does the movie really just lack something special?

Both. I felt ripped off paying the extra $ for 3d because the effects were LAME*. Even if I didn't spend the extra dough, the movie itself was only mildly entertaining. There were 3 main action sequences that were the best parts of the movie, but even those were "meh".



*what made Avatar awesome in 3d was that the worlds colors were so vibrant and the 3d brough i to life. In CT everything but Mt. Olympus is a dull "hd gray/brown", including the characters armours and even the creatures so nothing stands out as much. At one point the main character dives into the ocean and bubbles are popping out of the screen and I thought "this is the most '3d' I've seen yet.."

Edit: Colbert just said it best:

Quote
The movie was filmed in 2D, then converted to 3D, but amazingly all the characters are 1D!
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Post by: Stogi on April 06, 2010, 07:31:14 PM
^^^^

My brother saw it last Thursday and couldn't wait to till me how disappointed he was with it. He then saw "How To Train Your Dragon" and said it was like "Avatar" all over again....so I'm going to see that one soon enough.

The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus

It was entertaining but the plot never really grabbed me. It was nice to see Heath Ledger again, especially along side Johnny Depp. Other than that, it was just an interesting expenditure rather than an engrossing title.

7/10
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Post by: Dasmos on April 06, 2010, 08:58:07 PM
Martyrs - I'm not sure I could really reccommend this, it's pretty brutal. Without giving too much away (as the more you know, the lesser the impact) it's about a girl who's trying to take her revenge on the people who kidnapped and tortured her as young girl.

It's really hard to watch, but you really want to keep watching. I guess, if you don't mind brutal, disturbing films, I'd reccommend this. It's brutal with violence, and not in a torture-porn sort of way, the story is probably the most fucked up part about this movie.

8.5/10

Primer -
Some overly-complex indie time travel film. It might have been more interesting if it wasn't so boring. Characters always talking over each other, barely coherent plot and nothing overly exciting happens. An interesting concept ruined by a ****-boring presentation.

4.5/10
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Post by: Stratos on April 07, 2010, 12:22:08 AM
I just saw Frog Princess for the first time and I still can't peg a rating for it. As I watched I kept wavering between a 6 and 8 range. There was a point early on (I think the first song scene with the dark voodoo man in it) that gave me a 'non-Disney-movie-trying-to-be-as-good-as-a-Disney-movie' vibe and it went up from there but parts of it near the end seemed to go too fast for me in their resolution.

I'll settle at a 7.5/10 I really wanted to love it as I had high hopes for Disney's return to traditional 2D animation but parts of it felt rather off though the whole movie was still a pleasant watch.
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Post by: ThePerm on April 07, 2010, 01:22:49 AM
so did you already give it an extra half point for you not being 5 years old? I loved the little mermaid when i first saw it, but if it came out now, im not sure i would like it that much cause i'm 26.
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Post by: Stratos on April 07, 2010, 02:34:42 AM
The half point was more because I felt torn on what to give it. I'm actually still not sure if a 7.5 is right. I might like it more or less after a second play through. And I really do think I'd have enjoyed a number of the Disney Renaissance films today a lot as well. The songs might not have been quite as memorable but I think they would have been very enjoyable films.
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Post by: Plugabugz on April 07, 2010, 06:19:52 AM
Kick Ass - 9 out of 10.

OMG. It's just so stupidly fun and really make syou feel like THAT COULD BE ME in all the fight scenes. Don't watch it if flashing lights causes you issues as there's a 5-7 minute segment of exclusively that towards the end.
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Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on April 07, 2010, 08:50:04 AM
Kick Ass - 9 out of 10.

OMG. It's just so stupidly fun and really make syou feel like THAT COULD BE ME in all the fight scenes. Don't watch it if flashing lights causes you issues as there's a 5-7 minute segment of exclusively that towards the end.

I really want to see this, but it doesn't come out till the 16th :(
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Post by: Plugabugz on April 07, 2010, 12:08:26 PM
Kick Ass - 9 out of 10.

OMG. It's just so stupidly fun and really make syou feel like THAT COULD BE ME in all the fight scenes. Don't watch it if flashing lights causes you issues as there's a 5-7 minute segment of exclusively that towards the end.

I really want to see this, but it doesn't come out till the 16th :(

WE WINS!
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Post by: EasyCure on April 07, 2010, 02:35:37 PM
Kick Ass - 9 out of 10.

OMG. It's just so stupidly fun and really make syou feel like THAT COULD BE ME in all the fight scenes. Don't watch it if flashing lights causes you issues as there's a 5-7 minute segment of exclusively that towards the end.

I really want to see this, but it doesn't come out till the 16th :(

WE WINS!

can i buy a bootleg off you?
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Post by: ShyGuy on April 09, 2010, 12:34:02 AM
Time Bandits A young boy goes on an adventure with six midgets who obtain a map of the Universe and use it rob treasures throughout history. Satan tricks them into releasing himself from Hell and God steps in to clean up the mess. At then end of the movie, the young boy's parent's die in an explosion.
Four Stars, but man was this a messed up movie! I hadn't watched it since I was a kid.
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Post by: Stratos on April 09, 2010, 12:45:59 AM
I remember Time Bandits! I hated it. The ending was just depressing. Though now I want to watch it again to see how it stacks up to my memories.
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Post by: ShyGuy on April 09, 2010, 12:55:57 AM
Why did Sean Connery smile and wink at the young boy after his parents exploded? Was he just being a jerk?
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Post by: Stogi on April 09, 2010, 08:19:22 AM
He was being Sean Connery.
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Post by: EasyCure on April 09, 2010, 08:23:16 AM
He was just being a bad ass motherfucking pimp.

Aka sean connery ;)
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Post by: Plugabugz on April 09, 2010, 01:46:39 PM
Kick Ass - 9 out of 10.

OMG. It's just so stupidly fun and really make syou feel like THAT COULD BE ME in all the fight scenes. Don't watch it if flashing lights causes you issues as there's a 5-7 minute segment of exclusively that towards the end.

I really want to see this, but it doesn't come out till the 16th :(

WE WINS!

can i buy a bootleg off you?

sure, but you may find me looking down at my phone having a very inappropriate conversation on my blackberry...
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Post by: ShyGuy on April 10, 2010, 11:10:14 AM
For those who haven't seen Time Bandits here is almost literally the last three minutes of the movie:

(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k302/shyguy70/timebandits.gif)

Double You Tee Eff.
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Post by: ThePerm on April 10, 2010, 04:00:19 PM
Manhunter 8
Red Dragon 8

It would be funny to edit these movies together since they are the same, I like Edward Norton better than William Peterson, but I like Tom Noonan better than Ralph Feinnes. Still even so, they are still damn good in the movie. I like that
Ken Leung(miles-lost) makes an appearance.
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Post by: EasyCure on April 11, 2010, 10:28:17 AM
Kick Ass - 9 out of 10.

OMG. It's just so stupidly fun and really make syou feel like THAT COULD BE ME in all the fight scenes. Don't watch it if flashing lights causes you issues as there's a 5-7 minute segment of exclusively that towards the end.

I really want to see this, but it doesn't come out till the 16th :(

WE WINS!

can i buy a bootleg off you?

sure, but you may find me looking down at my phone having a very inappropriate conversation on my blackberry...

sounds like a kinky phone..

Nightmare On Elms St 3:  6/10

Haven't seen this since I was a kid, but it held up better than i thought. Some of the effects were decent, where I expected utter cheese. What bugged me was the lack of plot, and I know i know.. its a slasher flick, but they could of at least tried giving us some back story aside from "oh we're dying cuz we're the last of the Elms Street Kids. I dunno, maybe i'm just trying to justify NOT giving this movie a 10/10 for being so bad its good.
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Post by: ThePerm on April 11, 2010, 03:05:30 PM
Orphan 8.9/10

Its funny how many Batman: TAS story lines make great horror movies
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Post by: stevey on April 11, 2010, 03:23:52 PM
Disappearance ∞/10

Nothing will top it.
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Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on April 11, 2010, 06:12:49 PM
Disappearance ∞/10

Nothing will top it.

Is it the Ghost Town movie? I just looked it up on netflix and wanted to be sure.
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Post by: EasyCure on April 12, 2010, 09:26:19 AM
freddys dead: 4/10

Breckin Meyer is a tiny prepubescent pothead. I said wow?

I never saw this movie in theatres as a kid, so i had no idea it was in 3-d until my brother mentioned it while watching the dvd. Not that he had to as the ending was full of scenes  where characters were pointing **** at the camera hat looked super awkward.. lol
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Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on April 16, 2010, 09:58:15 PM
Kick Ass was Kick Ass and i enjoyed watching people getting their Asses Kicked.

Nic Cage was was a Bad Ass
Hit Girl was a Bad Ass
Kick Ass was.... ummmm The Peter Parker of Super Heroes
and this movie was Awesome.

Hope their is a sequel, or even better a Big Daddy/Hit Girl Prequel.
Big Daddy is the Batman minus the no killing conscience, and it was crazy to watch him go from Batman to the Joker
That whole scene was fucking intense.
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Post by: EasyCure on April 18, 2010, 10:44:29 AM
I couldn't of said it better myself (about kick ass) that movie OWNED. I did walk away thinking it would've been better titled "hit girl" since she was the best part of it.

Oh and the cute girlfriend in this was also the cute chick from HTTM. she's.. cute! and has somewhat of a nude scene. Wasn't expecting that, and considering there were only 10 women in the entire theatre (yes, i counted.. it was weird) you could hear every other guys collective erections stretching out their jeans.
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Post by: ThePerm on April 19, 2010, 01:25:33 AM
Primal Fear 9/10
Edward Norton yo.
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Post by: RABicle on April 19, 2010, 10:25:18 AM
I'm always up to date with the latest in films.

Mars Attacks
Tom Jones leads a group of survivors out of crime ravaged Las Vegas. Meanwhile a reporter contracts Parkinson's Disease 6/5
^TWO bonus points for featuring not only Natalie Portman but Jack Nicholson as well.

Casablanca
Corrupt cop exchanges sex for freedom. Film served as inspiration for The Usual Suspects5/5

V for Vendetta
Documentary on the cult of personality in contemporary London. 4/5
^
Bonus point for Natalie Portman.
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Post by: Halbred on April 19, 2010, 10:42:07 AM
Natalie Portman looks like a 12 year old boy.

Tenure - Beardface/10

Enjoyable comedy with Luke Wilson and that dude from...Anchorman, Waiting, and Michael's friend on The Office. Involves the struggle to get tenure at a small university. Lots of funny moments and good character development.
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Post by: EasyCure on April 19, 2010, 03:01:51 PM
i forgot to mention that Kick-Ass had a kick ass first person scene that was muuuch better than the one in the DOOM movie
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Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on April 19, 2010, 03:30:08 PM
AntiChrist & The Fourth Kind - WTF did I just watch in either of those movies!?

The former, it took me 4 times to make it through. Brief but really graphic(actual?) sex in the beginning and then some very twisted boner killing (no pun intended) scenes in the end that makes me wonder why I ever started watching that movie in the first place
::recalls looking for gross out movies a while back, but decides to keep that to myself::

The latter..... who's bright idea was it to make this movie. Am I supposed to believe it's real becayuse there are supposed "real" audio/video tapes to accompany the re-enactment with the actors? Sometimes they even go through the trouble of overlaying the audio on the actors and/or putting the video and movie side by side to.... break the illusion?? or is it supposed to re-enforce the whats going on? I have no idea, but either way it wasn't that good and probably should have just been a documentary since that's kinda how they started it in the beginning with Milla Jovovich's intro to the movie.

AntiChrist - 4/10
The Fourth Kind - 5/10
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The Slammin' Salmon

Another Broken Lizard movie (Super Troopers, Beer Fest) that just seems to miss the mark. You'll recognize some of the usuals from their other movies and the comedy in this is similar to all their other movies that aren't Super Troopers(their only "good" movie). M.C. Duncan was probably the highlight of this film, and comedy isn't really his thing..... that says a lot about this movie, even though it is watchable and there are a few good moments.

The Slammin' Salmon - 6/10
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Post by: ThePerm on April 19, 2010, 08:41:19 PM
pshhh
Beer Fest 8.5/10 i love this movie!

Club Dread 6/10 not so much

Monty Python and the Holy Grail ...i need to watch it again to decide
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Post by: NWR_insanolord on April 19, 2010, 08:54:55 PM
Holy Grail is an unqualified 10/10, one of the greatest movies ever made, and more or less perfect.
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Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on April 19, 2010, 09:07:25 PM
pshhh
Beer Fest 8.5/10 i love this movie!

Club Dread 6/10 not so much

Monty Python and the Holy Grail ...i need to watch it again to decide

Beerfest is a 7.5 at best. Super Troopers is an 8.5/10
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Post by: ThePerm on April 19, 2010, 09:53:54 PM
well i give them both an 8.5 :P
I think I could give Monty Python.... a 10/10

it actually made me rethink how i would go about making a few of my movies ideas in some ways.
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Post by: ThePerm on April 26, 2010, 07:20:05 PM
Easy Rider 7/10 meh, i get its message but the characters proved to be annoying.
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Post by: NWR_insanolord on April 26, 2010, 07:32:56 PM
Zombieland - 8.5/10

I watched this with a friend over the weekend after his continued insistence that it was amazing. I didn't like it as much as he does, but I thought it was really good. More of a serious movie than I expected, but still had some funny parts. The Bill Murray scene was fantastic, and proves that sometimes a joke is way funnier when you see it coming a mile away.
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Post by: Stogi on April 26, 2010, 07:48:40 PM
I actually really liked the Slammin' Salmon.

I'd probably rank it side by side to Beerfest (a movie I've watched over 30 times) and below Super Troopers (one of the best comedies ever made).
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Post by: ThePerm on April 26, 2010, 07:54:19 PM
i rank Slammin Salmon below Super Troopers and Beerfest but well above Club Dread i give Slammin Salmon a B

i really liked how it other than one far shot of a hotel all takes place inside the restaurant, obviously your going to be reminded of Waiting, but I have a feeling that it was written about the same time and not made because Waiting did.
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Post by: Stogi on April 26, 2010, 07:57:14 PM
For Perm: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o52clsoKW8g
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Post by: ThePerm on April 26, 2010, 08:03:19 PM
LOL
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Post by: Shorty McNostril on April 27, 2010, 01:13:37 AM
I'm off to Iron Man 2 on friday.  I'll let you know how it is.  I can't wait. 


Can someone get me a suitcase suit?   PLEASE!!!!
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Post by: Shorty McNostril on April 30, 2010, 04:57:53 AM
Iron Man 2

9.999999999/10

All kinds of awesome. 
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Post by: Shorty McNostril on April 30, 2010, 01:44:00 PM
Make sure you stick around after the credits (as with all marvel movies).  There is a little tidbit there.  And keep an eye out for the Captain America, Thor and Avengers referances. 
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Post by: vudu on May 01, 2010, 07:06:08 AM
Lost Highway           Bizzar / 10

Somehow I've gone the past 13 years without seeing this movie.  I liked it even though I haven't the faintest fucking idea what happened in it.  I'm a bit disappointed that it shares so much in common with Mulholland Drive.

Good soundtrack.
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Post by: ThePerm on May 01, 2010, 03:40:36 PM
lol David Lynch movie...hehehe Its funny that i'm aware of David Lynch, but outside the beginning of Eraserhead I still havent seen any of his movies
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Post by: Halbred on May 01, 2010, 08:50:51 PM
The Blind Side: Not Bad/10

Good movie. Don't know if Sandra Bullock deserved an Oscar for it, though.

The movie singlehandedly gave broke any respect I once had for the NCAA, though. That woman sounded like a conspiracy theorist, and if that woman (in real life) was ACTUALLY QUESTIONING HIS SUCCESS instead of being happy about it, then...I mean, JEEZ.
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Post by: Kytim89 on May 01, 2010, 09:04:29 PM
The Blind Side: Not Bad/10

Good movie. Don't know if Sandra Bullock deserved an Oscar for it, though.

The movie singlehandedly gave broke any respect I once had for the NCAA, though. That woman sounded like a conspiracy theorist, and if that woman (in real life) was ACTUALLY QUESTIONING HIS SUCCESS instead of being happy about it, then...I mean, JEEZ.

Considering what is going on in her marriage she should get an oscar. ;D
 
I just watched a movie called Children of Men and it was fairly good(8/10). The film was very dreary and depressing, but it had good visuals and conveyed its idea of a world gone to hell very nicely. It was kind of scary and it stood out to me more than any movie I have watched recently.
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Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on May 01, 2010, 09:55:36 PM
Sherlock Holmes 8/10

Very enjoyable even if it was a little hard to understand some of the things they were saying.
I know this is gonna sound all sorts of wrong and backwards, but it was like Scooby Doo for adults. I only say this because it was like Velma in that he had already solved the case but let it play out till the end just so that he could do his reveal and explanation. I had to do a backwards comparison like that because and Sherlock Holmes story I've ever read was so long ago that I barely remember it...(The Hound of the Baskervilles was Sherlock Holmes right?).

Anyway, it was good, funny and realistic. I will definitely keep an eye out for the sequel.
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Post by: vudu on May 03, 2010, 10:47:41 AM
Very enjoyable even if it was a little hard to understand some of the things they were saying.

I turned on subtitles about 10 minutes into the movie.  Made it much more enjoyable.
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Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on May 03, 2010, 10:54:53 AM
Very enjoyable even if it was a little hard to understand some of the things they were saying.

I turned on subtitles about 10 minutes into the movie.  Made it much more enjoyable.

I thought about that, but I've watched it about 2.5 times now and figured the few things I didn't really understand weren't important to the story and I could guess what they are when you put them into context of the conversation.
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Post by: Stogi on May 03, 2010, 11:22:11 AM
Very enjoyable even if it was a little hard to understand some of the things they were saying.

I turned on subtitles about 10 minutes into the movie.  Made it much more enjoyable.

Same here. Not only were the accents a little jarring, but Holmes especially mumbled and spoke quickly. It was much better after the subtitles. It was like Brad Pitt in Snatch (well not that bad).

Ink

Worst fucking movie/10

I don't even want to explain myself because there really is no need. Avoid it at all costs.

Avatar: Bluray

I miss 3D/10

It still is a wonderful movie, but the world that seemed so real on the big screen seems so fake now.
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Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on May 03, 2010, 11:31:05 AM
Avatar: Bluray

I miss 3D/10

It still is a wonderful movie, but the world that seemed so real on the big screen seems so fake now.

I hear there is a special edition coming out in Nov. (possibly to the theaters first?) and it should be in 3D with special features on the disc too.
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Post by: Stogi on May 03, 2010, 11:38:48 AM
I'd be interested in the special features and also if there's a directors cut (the only part of the movie I didn't like was when they cut away from Jake about to tame the giant dragon; I hope they shot that). 3D on a bluray though....I'm not about to buy a 4000 tv and sunglasses for Avatar. Besides I heard a directors cut of it was coming back to IMAX 3D this summer.

And I also heard they were making a sequel which pisses me off, cuz I don't see the need but I undestand why they would make one (to make another billion dollars I'm sure).
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on May 03, 2010, 11:41:27 AM
Two things:

1) I never saw Avatar on the big screen. I kept waiting for it to come to the dollar theater but it never did. *sigh*

2) There WILL be a sequel. James Cameron has said that it's going to focus on the oceans of Pandora. I assume this is because James Cameron has a boner for sealife, but also because he's curious about what kinds of creatures live beneath the waves.

Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on May 03, 2010, 11:42:42 AM
It could be the movie was hitting again in the summer and the DVD release would be in Nov., I didn't really pay that much attention since I still haven't seen Avatar. But if it's coming back to the theater this summer, maybe I'll just go see it in 3D and skip the DVD release.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on May 03, 2010, 12:01:47 PM
It's unbelievable how much of a difference there is between Bluray and IMAX. I really recommend you see it in IMAX 3D. Do yourself a favor and pay the extra 3 bucks. There's really been nothing like it before. Hell I watched it three times in IMAX. I was forced to act like I've never seen it before, but that wasn't a big deal. It's a lot of fun.

And it's going to focus on sealife huh? That's interesting since you never see them. I figured the plot would be that the humans return to conquer the planet.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Shorty McNostril on May 03, 2010, 01:17:00 PM
Apparently the Nov release is all the special features with the movie.  The release last week was the movies only.  Even the Bluray has no special features whatsoever. 

The 3D release is coming next year apparently.  But stuffed if I'm paying another $6000 for a 3D set up.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on May 03, 2010, 07:12:43 PM
"oceans of pandora" sounds like a badass title in itself
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stratos on May 03, 2010, 07:31:31 PM
I just watched the first Back to the Future movie. I loved it! I don't think I had ever seen the whole thing or had forgotten most of it. 9/10 for me. Hopefully the second one comes in the mail soon and I can continue the series.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on May 03, 2010, 07:35:36 PM
Are you the one that asked where the HYPE TRAIN gif came from?

Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on May 03, 2010, 07:38:57 PM
"oceans of pandora" sounds like a badass title in itself

agreed.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on May 04, 2010, 07:43:31 PM
I don't remember the last time i posted in this thread and am too lazy to check so i'm gonna give quick reviews here of the last few movies i remember seeing:

kick-ass: 7/10, coulda been better. his gf was HAWT

the losers: 6/10 never read the comics so i might be missing some stuff, but it felt like it just ended to abruptly. wasn't a satisfying ending (for me)

nightmare on elm st redux: 6/10 better than i thought but still ****. much better than the Friday the 13th redux

Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on May 05, 2010, 07:37:23 PM
I just watched The Dark Knight, it was better than I expected (I didn't like Batman Begins). It does start to drag on near the end though, they really would have been better off chopping 15 minutes from the movie. The movie also re-affirmed my opinion that Christian Bale is a horrible Batman. I give the movie 4/5.

I also watched the bonus disc, which was obviously just BS so they could market it as a two-disc set (I have seen plenty of movies with bonus discs that were well worth it). You get to watch the IMAX scenes from Disc 1 (lazy), the 3 trailers for the movie (meh), production stills (which are always boring), a piss-poor feature on audio, a somewhat decent 16 minute video on the tech upgrades (like the improvements made to the Batsuit and how they explained the changes in the movie using the same reasons they really did it). The only extras I did like were the Gotham Tonight webisodes. These extras were not good enough to warrant their own disc. For anyone thinking about renting it through something like Netflix, get the movie and skip the bonus disc.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on May 05, 2010, 08:19:59 PM
SWEAR TO ME
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on May 05, 2010, 09:52:42 PM
You on something TJ? Because what ever it is you're taking, I don't want none of it.

I would agree that he does go hard out with the whole cement truck Batman voice, but to say that he is a horrible Batman?

It is demanded that you explain yourself to a jury of your peers.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stratos on May 06, 2010, 01:25:33 AM
Are you the one that asked where the HYPE TRAIN gif came from?

Yes. Yes I was. And I just got #2 today.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on May 06, 2010, 08:38:46 AM
You on something TJ? Because what ever it is you're taking, I don't want none of it.

I would agree that he does go hard out with the whole cement truck Batman voice, but to say that he is a horrible Batman?

It is demanded that you explain yourself to a jury of your peers.

Maybe I should have been more specific. The fighting and movement is fine. His Batman voice is horrible and I don't buy him as Bruce Wayne either.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: vudu on May 06, 2010, 10:25:09 AM
I don't think Christopher Nolan is good at directing fight scenes.  There are too many quick cuts that make it difficult to follow along.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on May 06, 2010, 04:07:02 PM
i thought Bale was better as Wayne in Batman Begins, but even better as Patrick Bateman..if Patrick Bateman wasn't a murderer and was a vigilante who dressed up as a bat and went by the name of Bruce Wayne than he would be Batman. Bateman drop the E. Wayne is best played as a yuppie Playboy, its a front for something much darker, however in The Dark Knight you see more of Wayne's Private side, not his public Wayne face. Robert Downey's Stark is starting to make Bale's Wayne look bad. I think however Stark is 70% playboy 20% Superhero, but he manages because he has a more bad-assed suit.

I agree on the Nolan fight scene thing, I've watched too many kung fu movies to be satisfied with closeup quick cuts. Thats totally 80's VHS Full screen crap. I was going to say maybe Bale isn't that good at following fight scene directions, but then i remembered how awesome a movie Equilibrium was.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on May 06, 2010, 04:49:51 PM
Nightmare on Elm Street - 7/10

It was alright, but I really like the fond memories I have of the old series. I haven't watched a NoES movie in a really long time, but the 1st one was the only movie to ever give me nightmares (where I would wake up with scratches... but eventually I killed Freddy. so the scratches stopped *I'm 100% serious BTW*). This new version was alright, but I'll wait to see what direction the sequel takes before I write this one off. I love how the older series turned into a parody of itself after awhile. New Freddy lacks the charm & wit of old Freddy, but a sequel could show him being a little more playful with his victims now that he has embedded his fear factor into them.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on May 06, 2010, 07:43:56 PM
I was surprised he had some one liners at the end of the film, it was the only time it really felt like Freddy.
I don't want him to be incredibly cheesey like he was in the later films, but this Freddy lacked personality until the end.

Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on May 06, 2010, 07:48:35 PM
^ I agree. It doesn't need to be 80's cheesy, but they have to ramp-up the Freddy fun factor while keeping the horror intact.

Maybe in a sequel they can also do more false sense of security by not immediately changing the scenery and let the victim and the audience not know right away when they are in dream land.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on May 07, 2010, 02:45:00 AM
Iron Man 2 - As good as the 1st if not better.

If you liked the first you will like the second.
I only have 2 complaints.
How did Rhodey know which suit was his and that it would work for him? Did I miss something? I remember a scene in the trailer where Start told Rhodey that he made a suit for him, but it wasn't in this movie.... was it from the first movie?
&
The whole new element scene was very rushed. Seemed like if it was something that easy he would have atleast been onto it before hand. I don't mind that they skipped through it for time reasons, but it just seems like there should have been more to it.

9/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Shorty McNostril on May 07, 2010, 03:07:16 PM
Q1.

That suit wasn't built for him.  That was the mark 2 suit from the first movie.  But presumably both men are identically dimensioned.  But I was under the impression that the suit was powered from Tony's chest piece, so I don't know how it was working for Rhodey.  So yeah, a bit more explaining would have been nice.


Q2.

I must admit it didn't even notice this.  I thought it was fine personally.  Plus I liked the Captain America reference in that scene and the little gag at the end of it.


Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on May 07, 2010, 05:18:59 PM
Q1.

That suit wasn't built for him.  That was the mark 2 suit from the first movie.  But presumably both men are identically dimensioned.  But I was under the impression that the suit was powered from Tony's chest piece, so I don't know how it was working for Rhodey.  So yeah, a bit more explaining would have been nice.


Q2.

I must admit it didn't even notice this.  I thought it was fine personally.  Plus I liked the Captain America reference in that scene and the little gag at the end of it.

the thing about Q1 is Pepper Pots mentions that the suits have a built in safety mechanism that prevents unauthorized usage of the suits... which were built to fit Tony Stark while using the energy core in his chest. That would have made for an uncomfortable fit for Rhodes considering he doesn't have a 4 inch hole in his chest to house the energy core so that the chest of the suit could fit him.

But like i said, I remember a scene(from a trailer?) where Stark told Rhodey that he made a suit for him.... it just wasn't in the movie though.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on May 08, 2010, 02:01:38 AM
Ravenous 8/10 I always liked this movie
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on May 09, 2010, 05:20:45 PM
Iron Man 2 gets an A

I wasn't sure it was going to be good or not, because they way things were going from the first one it couldn't go anywhere but downhill. This was every bit as good as the first one. I LOLed a couple of times when I saw him building the particle accelerator I knew what he was doing, building a mini CERN[/b]
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on May 10, 2010, 12:22:12 PM
Batman/Superman: Public Enemies  Power Girl FTW/10

I have no idea what continuity this takes place in. Why would the American people elect Lex freaking Luthor as President? That didn't make any sense. However, the ensuing partnership between Bats and Supes was pretty cool. The fight scenes were great, although the Toymaker's final solution was a little...silly (how long did it take you to build that, exactly?).

The big news is that my favorite superheroine, Power Girl, makes her debut animated appearance. I'm torn about her design here. Power Girl will always be the artistic property of Amanda Conner for me, but this isn't terrible, just...a little too loose. I'm glad this movie strayed from the usual DC Animated Universe look (Batman: Animated/Superman Animated/JLA Animated), although most of the characters looked too beefy.

If you're a fan of the DC Animated Universe, this is a decent rental.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on May 10, 2010, 12:52:51 PM
I am a fan of the real DC Animated Universe that shared the same continuity (i.e. Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, Superman: The Animated Series, Static Shock, Justice League), now the label is used to describe any animated DC movie.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on May 10, 2010, 02:58:57 PM
Iron Man 2: equal to the first one 3.5 stars
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on May 10, 2010, 11:47:51 PM
I really despise holidays when my folks are in town (which is sadly nearly all of them), because they always mean one thing: having to endure "family time" watching a usually thoroughly-dreadful piece of cinematic garbage that "looked interesting" to my folks in the Redbox machine.  It's usually pure torture for the better part of a day, especially since it usually takes my family an average of 2 hours to get through every 1 hour of a movie due to constant stops (and in the case of Mothers' day, having to sit through the tedium that is my mom forcing me through page after Facebook page of wedding photos of childhood friends I haven't seen since I was a child).  Just a couple movies here from the last few gatherings (Mothers' Day and Easter):

Marley & Me - 7/10 - Honestly, this one wasn't too bad, and it's based on a true story.  It's also probably the only decent movie I've ever seen Owen Wilson in.  Where it suffers is that....well...it's a Hollywood dog movie that doesn't involve a dog saving the day.  It sadly ends just about how you'd expect, which is hard for me to sit through (especially since the movie telegraphs it coming long before the end).  The movie also suffers from some painfully slow pacing.

Mean Girls - 5/10 - A perfectly average and formulaic movie starring Lindsay Lohan and the painfully unfunny comedians "stars" of the most recent crop of Saturday Night Live rejects comedians.  Lohan is alright, and apparently this movie was her last role as a decent person.  The person, oddly enough, who stands out is Tina Fey, probably the only member of the most recent cast of SNL comedians I actually like, in a quiet role as a simple mathematics teacher.  I don't know, I suppose you'd have to have been a petty teenage girl at some point to really "get" this movie, but my biggest problem with it is that it follows the oh-so-typical narrative arc of "nerd joins popular kids, becomes a jerk herself, and then redeems herself once she learns the power of friendship; love; the Heart of the Cards; etc."  It's not a bad movie, just nothing special.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on May 10, 2010, 11:56:54 PM
Thanks for giving birth to me, Mom!
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Sessha on May 11, 2010, 12:06:16 AM
You created me mom so I guess your to blame from the love that I hear just from hearing your name your tender as cornbeef and warm as pastrami, I Wuv my mommy
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on May 11, 2010, 08:07:18 AM
I liked Mean Girls. It get an automatic bonus point because if Lindsey Lohan had still looked like that today, she wouldn't be the hot mess that she is now. that was the last time she looked good and 1 of the only 2 movies I've ever seen her in that were watchable(Specifically to stare at her.... what happened to you Lindsey!??).
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on May 11, 2010, 09:59:41 AM
Four Christmases Meh/10

Forgettable. Kristin Chenoweth, as usual, is the high point. The film is otherwise dominated by Vince Vaughn (who is genuinely funny) and Reese Witherspoon's chin.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on May 11, 2010, 10:06:04 AM
Four Christmases Meh/10

Forgettable. Kristin Chenoweth, as usual, is the high point. The film is otherwise dominated by Vince Vaughn (who is genuinely funny) and Reese Witherspoon's chin.

Ugh, that was the "family time" movie I had to sit through last Christmas, and it is truly horrible.  It's a shame, too, because the cast is fantastic.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Caliban on May 12, 2010, 09:05:09 PM
I don't consider it a movie, but I watched "Zeitgeist - The Movie". It was interesting. Yup.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stratos on May 13, 2010, 01:55:05 AM
Four Christmases Meh/10

Forgettable. Kristin Chenoweth, as usual, is the high point. The film is otherwise dominated by Vince Vaughn (who is genuinely funny) and Reese Witherspoon's chin.

Ugh, that was the "family time" movie I had to sit through last Christmas, and it is truly horrible.  It's a shame, too, because the cast is fantastic.

I'm glad my folks have much better tastes in movies than your folks. Dad just picked up Avatar. Even on holidays the movie choices tend to be of higher quality.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on May 13, 2010, 02:05:00 AM
Starship Troopers 8/10

its funny because this movie works on multiple levels. On one hand its a b-movie filled with gore, and bug blasting. On the other hand its like a summer blockbuster type movie. On another hand its about desensitization to violence, and fascism. So, i bought it for 99cents on vhs at a thrift store, but today i just noticed it on hulu.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on May 13, 2010, 04:51:36 PM
Kick-Ass

FUCKING EPIC/10

Who directed this movie? Is was masterfully done. Nolan could take a few pointers from the fight scenes because I could see everything at all times. I swear I must have rewound one scene ten times. Fucking epic.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on May 13, 2010, 04:53:30 PM
so you have your own personal movie theater or do you wear an eye patch Unagi? :P
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on May 13, 2010, 04:59:05 PM
Kick-Ass

FUCKING EPIC/10

Who directed this movie? Is was masterfully done. Nolan could take a few pointers from the fight scenes because I could see everything at all times. I swear I must have rewound one scene ten times. Fucking epic.

The guy who directed that movie is the same director currently signed on for directing Xmen: First Class

which is the same guy that was signed on to direct Xmen III(after current director left to abort Superman Returns for us) until he backed out at the last minute and left us with Bret Ratner to butcher and then stitch back together the 3rd Xmen movie.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Shorty McNostril on May 14, 2010, 01:59:34 PM
Bryan Singer is not directing First Class.  He was initially going to but stood down to producer instead for other (forgotten) reasons.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on May 14, 2010, 02:13:47 PM
I didn't say Brian Singer was directing Xmen: First Class. reread the post.

I said the Kick Ass director is signed on to direct Xmen 1st Class. He was also signed on to direct Xmen III (after current direct [B. Singer] left to abort Superman Refunds [my ticket price]) until he backed out at the last minute and left us with Bret Ratner to butcher and then stitch back together the 3rd Xmen movie.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on May 14, 2010, 03:52:09 PM
Chaplin 8.8/10 **** J. Edgar Hoover, that guy ruined so many lives...

its on Hulu
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on May 14, 2010, 07:36:10 PM
Legion - 7/10

This movie was better than I thought it would be. It was a holy war type of scenario with an angel coming to earth to protect the innocent. Special effects were surprisingly good and one scene made me think HawkMan or ArchAngel. I expected something mildly entertaining enough to sit through, but it was better than that.


Daybreakers - 6.5/10

I was sorta excited to see this since I like Vampire movies, but this was disappointing.The effect were good and the resolution was actually kinda funny if you think about it, but I just don't like the way the "fix" for the movies main problem is handled. It's about a world were just about everyone has become a Vampire and they farm humans for blood. But they are running low on humans so they need a "TrueBlood" substitute otherwise the Vampire race is doomed to starve. spoiler  on how they solve the problem and why it's kinda funny they "cure" to vampirism is to survive a sunlite bath basically burning the vampire out of you. you are instantly cured and there is no burn marks or scars or damage of any type. Once you are cured and turned back into a human, your blood is now the cure. Why is this kinda funny? Near the end, the Vampires surround the cured human who now has cure blood and the nearest Vampires attack him since human blood is so scarce, they can't pass up the opportunity to get it when they can. Problem is that once you drink the blood, moments later you become a human too, so all the Vampires behind them noticed that they turned human, and attacked them, so on and so on and so on until there where just a few cured humans standing around wondering what the hell just happened to them.
Unfortunately I found that to be the only thing I liked about how they handled the "fix" for the situation. Vampire fanatics might like, everyone probably not.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on May 14, 2010, 07:43:36 PM
I don't consider it a movie, but I watched "Zeitgeist - The Movie". It was interesting. Yup.

I just recently saw it too! it was pretty interesting, but not as interesting as my brother hyped it up to be. Scary part is, i had a dream about it a few days later..

Ironman 2 - 8/10

I liked it. I wanna party with Stark, that scene was the best haha. It did feel a lil lacking in story however, but whatever I wasn't expecting much from it.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on May 14, 2010, 08:20:52 PM
isolated from the rest of the movie, that scene is an 11/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Caliban on May 14, 2010, 09:10:57 PM
I don't consider it a movie, but I watched "Zeitgeist - The Movie". It was interesting. Yup.

I just recently saw it too! it was pretty interesting, but not as interesting as my brother hyped it up to be. Scary part is, i had a dream about it a few days later..

There's a second Zeitgeist movie by the way, Zeitgeist 2 Addendum, which I just watched and I liked it a lot more than the first one.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on May 15, 2010, 06:20:26 PM
Saw (I) - 9/10 - I was over at my best friend's house today, helping him hook up and get used to his new PS3, when I noticed his brother had quite a collection of movies I had never seen, but had at one time been vaguely interested in.  So while I was there, I borrowed a number of them to take a small break from my recent 3D Dot Game Heroes binges, and this was the first movie.  Honestly, I've heard really terrible things about the Saw series, namely that it's yet another in a long line of extremely popular, relatively low-budget horrible horror movies that managed to take what little creative spark it had and run it into the ground.  However, watching this first movie, I can definitely understand how this series gained traction, because this movie is excellent.  I really like how slowly the movie builds to its climax, yet it never succumbs to losing its tension thanks to a very well-integrated cuts between multiple timelines and an interesting premise.  The acting is also excellent, though it tends to ramp up into almost cartoonish levels of cheesy overacting by the end.  In fact, the ending was really my only problem with this movie, as it's a blatant tease for a long line of sequels.  I plan on checking out the second movie, but from what I've heard I'd better stop there.

I was almost tempted to drop it a few points due to the presence of multiple Lost cast members, but that would just be silly.  ;)

In case you're curious, the other two movies I borrowed were The Last Samurai and Constantine.  I'll be getting to those shortly.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on May 15, 2010, 08:26:40 PM
yep no point in watching past saw 2...the thing is though, that they all integrate together..so theres like a huge continuum, but it gets way too complex. By the 4th movie I don't see how anyone could care whats going on anymore.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on May 15, 2010, 08:49:43 PM
I've seen them all.... I've lost track of what was going on and can not comment on the continuum of the story sense I obviously didn't follow it all that well (too long of a break between watching sequels mixed with watching too many movies in general).

After the 3rd one it just started to seem very forced and I just wasn't buying it anymore. Yet I'll probably watch the next one and the one after that, if there is one.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on May 15, 2010, 08:57:56 PM
exactly. i can't comment on the continuum either because it went over my head for the reasons you listed. Not only that but the saw series is one that throws about 20 red herrings at you per movie. By the time youve seen x number of movies you've seen 20 * x amount of red herrings.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on May 15, 2010, 09:09:24 PM
You know what we should all do is have a NWR Critics Theater 3000 (only it'll have a much more clever name :P) where we all pick a movie once every week, or every other week* and we all watch it, then we all comment on the parts of the movie worth commenting about** while also rating the movie.

It might work best if some of us could time the start of the movie as if it were on TV, but an ongoing discussion about one particular movie at a time could be interesting.


*we pick a movie on a schedule that works for the majority that wants to participate, I'm only making a suggestion at this point.
**nit-picking movies to death could be pretty fun especially when we all shred parts of the movie that the rest of us might not have noticed anything wrong with.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on May 15, 2010, 09:17:05 PM
its like imdb but better

I was watching this movie called Funhouse today 6/10, and I was thinking about how Id love to Mystery Science Theater it. It starts off so well, but then it gets dumb as **** and i begin to hope people die.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on May 15, 2010, 09:20:02 PM
2 couples in a Funhouse overnite?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on May 15, 2010, 09:24:12 PM
You know what we should all do is have a NWR Critics Theater 3000 (only it'll have a much more clever name :P: : ) where we all pick a movie once every week, or every other week* and we all watch it, then we all comment on the parts of the movie worth commenting about** while also rating the movie.

It might work best if some of us could time the start of the movie as if it were on TV, but an ongoing discussion about one particular movie at a time could be interesting.


*we pick a movie on a schedule that works for the majority that wants to participate, I'm only making a suggestion at this point.
**nit-picking movies to death could be pretty fun especially when we all shred parts of the movie that the rest of us might not have noticed anything wrong with.

Sounds kind of fun.  I'm in, if you all decide to do it.  Anyway...

Constantine - 7/10 - Wow, I was expecting a dumb Keanu Reeves action movie and I got...actually, I'm not quite sure what I got.  Apparently, this movie is based on a DC Comics character, which from the looks of the movie is some kind of Noir series about an antihero fighting off the minions of Heaven and Hell.  Interesting premise, but man I can't help but feel that this movie wasn't written for me, the average viewer.  Going by the constant unexplained story elements; large cast of characters; and abilities and symbols seemingly made up as the story goes along; and a story seemingly told in media res, this movie was only made for the die-hard comic book geeks.  I actually kind of liked the movie and especially liked the world they created here, but there's a lot to take in with this movie and it can be very hard to follow (I still don't understand the significance of the 2 sisters, as well as how the Spear of Destiny's apparently the only thing capable of opening the doorway).  It's also kind of a hard movie to watch because the pacing's all over the place.  The special effects are very nice, though, and some of the casting's very inspired (I especially liked they guy who plays Lucifer).  At times, though, I'm not sure whether the movie wants me to take it seriously or not, such as when Constantine pulls out that ridiculous cross-shaped Tommy Gun (a gun that wishes it were as awesome as this (http://home.fuse.net/Sweikata/MikeMidTerm/Cross2.jpg)) that fires golden bullets that apparently instant-kills demons.  This is just a very odd movie, one that takes itself too seriously to be enjoyed as a fun, dumb action movie and one that's not cohesive enough to enjoyed as a serious noir adventure story.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on May 16, 2010, 03:38:10 AM
its like imdb but better

I was watching this movie called Funhouse today 6/10, and I was thinking about how Id love to Mystery Science Theater it. It starts off so well, but then it gets dumb as **** and i begin to hope people die.

Someone made a movie out of the NWR Funhouse?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stratos on May 16, 2010, 02:20:58 PM
its like imdb but better

I was watching this movie called Funhouse today 6/10, and I was thinking about how Id love to Mystery Science Theater it. It starts off so well, but then it gets dumb as **** and i begin to hope people die.

Someone made a movie out of the NWR Funhouse?

I'd wait in line for the opening of that movie.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on May 16, 2010, 03:42:29 PM
Iron Man 2: Stuffed with Content/10

The focus is coming off individual characters. It's clear that Marvel has a series of movies in mind here. Way too much setting-up for the next few movies. Robert Downey Dr. is always a hoot, and I really liked how he and ... Rhodes were shown basically in the suit this time.

How'd Rhodes learn to use that suit so well?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on May 16, 2010, 04:27:55 PM
there are a couple of B movies on Hulu..so that could be a start
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on May 16, 2010, 05:04:27 PM
You know what we should all do is have a NWR Critics Theater 3000 (only it'll have a much more clever name :P) where we all pick a movie once every week, or every other week* and we all watch it, then we all comment on the parts of the movie worth commenting about** while also rating the movie.

It might work best if some of us could time the start of the movie as if it were on TV, but an ongoing discussion about one particular movie at a time could be interesting.


*we pick a movie on a schedule that works for the majority that wants to participate, I'm only making a suggestion at this point.
**nit-picking movies to death could be pretty fun especially when we all shred parts of the movie that the rest of us might not have noticed anything wrong with.

I'd actually be down with that since I watch at least a couple movies a week.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on May 16, 2010, 05:24:57 PM
I do too. Sounds fun. I recommend Puppet Master for our first edition. It's on Netflix Instant, and it's an 80's horror movie with bad puppet work. How bad can it be?

*very bad*
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on May 16, 2010, 05:36:41 PM
its on hulu too, so im definitely down for puppet master..not to be confused with the puppet masters
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stogi on May 16, 2010, 08:02:04 PM
I suggest "The Labryinth"

1. cuz it was directed by Jim Henson
2. cuz it has muppets
3. cuz David Bowies in it

And 4. cuz I've never seen it.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on May 16, 2010, 09:00:40 PM
So we've got 2 movie suggestions, the 1st - Puppet Master (which I've never actually watched) is on Hulu & Netflix, which means everyone could watch it

and we have Labyrinth, which is only on Netflix.

So when does everyone want to start and what should we call the thread?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on May 16, 2010, 09:21:20 PM
So we've got 2 movie suggestions, the 1st - Puppet Master (which I've never actually watched) is on Hulu & Netflix, which means everyone could watch it

and we have Labyrinth, which is only on Netflix.

So when does everyone want to start and what should we call the thread?

I'm for Labyrinth, a movie I've never seen as well and shouldn't be that hard to acquire.  I have some unfinished business in 3D Dot Game Heroes I'd like to attend to the next few days (damn you, Moonblade and your ridiculous unlock requirements!), so how's Tuesday/Wednesday?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on May 16, 2010, 11:09:05 PM
i own Labyrinth, and that would be on my list..but its like a nostalgic favorite. On the flip side there is Dark Crystal which is similar to Labyrinth except I didn't watch it as a kid..so i don't get all nostalgic over it, and when I did watch it...I thought it was weird as ****. On the David Bowie issue...aside from his music...my love of David Bowie comes from Labyrinth. On the other hand, last time I watched it..it wasn't as good as I remember.

Another suggestion is a Schumacher Batman movie.. Batman and Robin is terrible. On the other hand its kinda interesting in how bad it is. If you look hard enough you can get a 4 pack of the 89-97 series of Batman for 13.99+ tax at Wal-mart. Speaking of which, Batman Returns sucks alot more than I remembered too. Danny Devito is still great. Pfeifer is cheesey hammy ****.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on May 16, 2010, 11:17:45 PM
i own Labyrinth, and that would be on my list..but its like a nostalgic favorite. On the flip side there is Dark Crystal which is similar to Labyrinth except I didn't watch it as a kid..so i don't get all nostalgic over it, and when I did watch it...I thought it was weird as ****. On the David Bowie issue...aside from his music...my love of David Bowie comes from Labyrinth. On the other hand, last time I watched it..it wasn't as good as I remember.

Another suggestion is a Schumacher Batman movie.. Batman and Robin is terrible. On the other hand its kinda interesting in how bad it is. If you look hard enough you can get a 4 pack of the 89-97 series of Batman for 13.99+ tax at Wal-mart. Speaking of which, Batman Returns sucks alot more than I remembered too. Danny Devito is still great. Pfeifer is cheesey hammy ****.

The problem with going with Batman & Robin is that the bar on mocking that movie has already been set here (http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/234-batman-and-robin), and no one's going to top that so it's pointless to even try.  ;)

I'd be open to either Labyrinth or Dark Crystal since I haven't seen either, more the latter than the former because not even the Nostalgia Critic/Chick has tackled Dark Crystal yet, so I'd pretty much be going into that fresh.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on May 16, 2010, 11:35:26 PM
I liked The Dark Crystal when I was a kid, but I watched it not too long ago and that movie was so boring. One of those movies I wish I had left to the semi-fond memories of my childhood.

I'm up for either movie (Labyrinth or Puppet Master) since they are both on Netflix.
The Dark Crystal is on Netflix too BTW, but I'd prefer many other movies before we got to that one.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stratos on May 17, 2010, 01:17:54 AM
Labyrinth would be fun. Never seen Dark Crystal but it is in my Netflix queue.

When my friends and I were watching Labyrinth there was a part where the girl is running through the labyrinth and the background music had a familiar bass beat like an NES game I knew. I spontaneously started singing the Super Mario Brothers level 1-2 music 'da-da-du-du-da-da' and it fit in perfectly with the beat. Everyone quickly joined in and we all sang a few rounds of the song together. Hilarity ensued.

You could call the thread 'Mystery Funhouse Theater'.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on May 17, 2010, 07:58:24 AM
I don't consider it a movie, but I watched "Zeitgeist - The Movie". It was interesting. Yup.

I just recently saw it too! it was pretty interesting, but not as interesting as my brother hyped it up to be. Scary part is, i had a dream about it a few days later..

There's a second Zeitgeist movie by the way, Zeitgeist 2 Addendum, which I just watched and I liked it a lot more than the first one.

Yeah, funny you mention that because my brother just recently informed me. I can't remember which one we saw though, I feel like he made us watch the 2nd part before the first. I'll probably check them both out again soon.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: UltimatePartyBear on May 17, 2010, 10:48:09 AM
The Deal - 8/10  William H. Macy plays a man suicidally bored with his pathetic Hollywood Z-list existence, which is so terrible that his car won't even run long enough to kill him.  He only staves off further attempts by entertaining himself by playing the entire Hollywood machine for a bunch of suckers.  Every scene in which he plays someone is a perfect 10, but part way through the first half I found myself starting to grow bored.  Fortunately, there's a big plot turn (that the blurb in my onscreen guide spoiled), and things got moving again.  The blurb in the guide made it sound like a different kind of movie, so it benefited from being a more intelligent comedy than I expected, too.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on May 17, 2010, 10:58:23 AM
Having recently seen Labyrinth, I can assure you all that it is a terrible film.

David Bowie is a plus.
You'd THINK that Jennifer Connelly would be a plus, too, but she spends the entire movie being whiney.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on May 17, 2010, 11:08:35 AM
Having recently seen Labyrinth, I can assure you all that it is a terrible film.

David Bowie is a plus.
You'd THINK that Jennifer Connelly would be a plus, too, but she spends the entire movie being whiney.

I too have recently watched this one again.
It falls under the same category as Dark Crystal, only this movie was more entertaining but still should have stayed a fond memory of my childhood. That said, it would be a good candidate for being picked apart and made fun of.

I'm gonna make the thread in the Funhouse(using Stratos' suggested name) and link to it here.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: UltimatePartyBear on May 17, 2010, 11:38:39 AM
My dad tried taking me to see Labyrinth when I was little.  The goblins in the intro scared me so much I refused to watch any more, so the manager let us go into the next theater.  I think they were showing Hot Shots in there.

I finally watched Labyrinth a few years ago, and I kind of liked it.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stratos on May 17, 2010, 12:01:40 PM
Sooo...when is this new movie critic thread starting? Or should I start singing 'Dance Magic Dance' until someone starts it?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on May 17, 2010, 01:06:58 PM
Soon. I was about to make it earlier, but I was trying to do something special with it.
(I obviously am procrstinating far too much and need to be more productive)

1st movie will be Puppet Master though and the start watching date will be Wed. or Thursday with commentary throughout the following week or two.

How should we format it? 1 movie a week?
a set time for every to start watching and commenting?

I'll start on it right now though so we can get this going.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on May 17, 2010, 03:59:17 PM
Yes. Watch the movie one week, comment on it for a week, start the next movie the following week.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on May 17, 2010, 06:50:51 PM
MYSTERY FUNHOUSE THEATER!!!  (http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/index.php?topic=31343.msg609333#msg609333)

I made this thread about 6 times, but the stupid laptop I'm using keeps shutting off in the middle of typing.
I finally started typing in WordPad and saving after every batch of text, and after several restart..... here we are.

I'm tossing this laptop off the roof of the tallest building I can find as son as I get a replacement.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on May 17, 2010, 07:32:29 PM
Oh god.. Labyrinth..

Even as a kid I felt embarrased watching Bowie prance around like that. Still, it had some scenes I liked, disturbing or not (like when she's falling and all those hands are reaching at her.. yeesh)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on May 17, 2010, 07:42:22 PM
Make some other suggestions in the thread, we need more than one option in the poll.

Also on Wed. I'm gonna put up the Boxshot and summary for the movie we will be watching.
so everyone go make suggestions.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on May 19, 2010, 07:58:48 PM
(http://i42.tinypic.com/24oyttk.jpg) (http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/index.php?topic=31343.0)


The 1st movie up  for the Mystery Funhouse Theater is
Puppet  Master
Mystery Funhouse Theater has already begun

MYSTERY  FUNHOUSE THEATER!!! (http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/index.php?topic=31343.0)
 Now Playing: Puppet Master (http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/index.php?topic=31343.0)


There are 2  ways that you can join us for Puppet Master;
Hulu (http://www.hulu.com/watch/103126/puppet-master) & Netflix (http://www.netflix.com/WiPlayer?movieid=70118014&trkid=438381&strackid=e4ebb011faabc93_0_srl&strkid=607003694_0_0)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on May 20, 2010, 01:35:00 AM
Gothic Vampires from Hell - 4/10

Loved the music, but the movie was pretty low budget. The score would have been lower if I hadn't seen


Twilight - 2/10

Atrocious, not only how it rapes and pillages vampire mythos, but that it was a terrible movie with horrendous acting and story. Made me appreciate Gothic Vampires from Hell even more, and made my wait for True Blood to come back to turn into torture.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on May 20, 2010, 10:01:11 AM
Wonder Woman (new animated movie): Not bad/10
 
Hey, it's the first respectable treatment of the character I've seen in a long time. Also, Alfred Molina, so hey.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on May 20, 2010, 10:16:40 AM
I thought Twilight was pretty good (aside from making vampires sparkle in sunlight, what the hell was that?).

Hal, did you not like how Wonder Woman was treated in the Justice League/Justice League Unlimited shows?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on May 20, 2010, 10:40:54 AM
I don't have much experience with that show, but I've heard good things, yeah.

I don't know how--if at all--this new movie hooks up with the established DC Animated Universe continuity. The animation style is similar, but a bit more dynamic.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on May 20, 2010, 11:14:59 AM
I don't know how--if at all--this new movie hooks up with the established DC Animated Universe continuity. The animation style is similar, but a bit more dynamic.

While there's really nothing preventing it from being part of the DCAU continuity, officially that continuity ended with Justice League Unlimited.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on May 20, 2010, 12:04:51 PM
Yep. Now Time Warner calls any animated movie with DC characters as part of the DC Animated Universe, even if it contradicts something else in it.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on May 22, 2010, 02:31:52 AM
Baby Blues- 7/10 holy **** another actual horror movie.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: MaryJane on May 22, 2010, 09:11:34 AM
Kick-Ass 8.5/10

Nothing like what I expected or was advertised, one scene in particular is beautifully directed, full of powerful imagery it is shockingly appropriate for the situation and simultaneously out of place in the movie. Great movie I might have rated it higher if it actually tried to be a little less funny--some of it seemed forced.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on May 22, 2010, 12:28:02 PM
Shrek 4: much better than shrek 3, but not all that great. Its kinda dark compared to the other shrek movies..

Oh and rumple is badass. He's insane, my 2nd favorite movie villain, right after Dark Knights Joker!
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on May 22, 2010, 08:44:32 PM
The Toxic Avenger: 7/10

Not sure what I just watched but I could take my eyes away from it. Had some really gruesome scenes in it, including seeing a kid crawling for his life and a car running over his skull, crushing it. The movie never took itself seriously though, so that added a bit levity to gross.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on May 22, 2010, 08:49:03 PM
That movie is HORRIBLE and the 2 of 3 sequels that I've seen are even worse.

I would not have given the 1st one a 7, I would have given it a 5 with a * next to it stating that it was a campy, cheap, 'B' movie that was so bad that you just might enjoy it.... sorta.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BranDonk Kong on May 22, 2010, 08:55:59 PM
The Toxic Avenger is awesome. The sequels are horse ****, but the original is a pretty cool movie if you ask me. The scene GP mentioned absolutely makes me sick, but other than that it's quite fun to watch.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: UncleBob on May 22, 2010, 08:58:21 PM
The Animated Series is pure awesome. ;)
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on May 22, 2010, 09:06:22 PM
That movie is HORRIBLE and the 2 of 3 sequels that I've seen are even worse.

I would not have given the 1st one a 7, I would have given it a 5 with a * next to it stating that it was a campy, cheap, 'B' movie that was so bad that you just might enjoy it.... sorta.

Still far better then Twilight.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on May 22, 2010, 10:43:27 PM
Better off Dead My personal favorite of all the 80s teen comedies. John Cusack loses his girlfriend to the hotshot head of the high school ski team and must get his life together to win her back. That's what he wants... right? Four stars
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on May 24, 2010, 09:17:07 PM
Saw II - 8/10 - Huh.  Even knowing ahead of time what kind of antagonists would be the focus of the later Saw movies, I didn't see the ending for this movie coming.  Overall, I enjoyed this movie, as it repeated themes of the first movie while still going down its own path.  What brought this one down for me was the artificial stupidity of several of the victims this time (seriously, the girl with the glass box was truly worthy of a Darwin Award).  Even knowing that this series has essentially hits its peak, I'm kind of curious now to see the rest of the movies.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on May 25, 2010, 02:04:06 AM
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan - 10/10

One of my favorite movies, I just watched for the first time on Blu Ray, 1080p. It made an already great movie even better. Great all the way through, but the last third of it is just perfect; the greatest third of any movie ever. No matter how many times I see it, I always begin to cry at the end, which shows just how much of a crazy Trekkie nerd I am.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stratos on May 25, 2010, 03:04:52 AM
I've actually been meaning to go back and watch all the Trek movies. I saw 4 on Netflix instant and watched it out of order. Now it seems 3 and 2 on on it as well. I just need the first one on there and I can get underway.

I recall 6 was my favorite when I was younger. I'm interested to see how my tastes have changes now that I am much older.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on May 25, 2010, 03:29:38 AM
What's Eating Gilbert Grape 8/10 it was pretty good, i can relate on a lot of levels.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on May 25, 2010, 03:52:41 AM
I've actually been meaning to go back and watch all the Trek movies. I saw 4 on Netflix instant and watched it out of order. Now it seems 3 and 2 on on it as well. I just need the first one on there and I can get underway.

I recall 6 was my favorite when I was younger. I'm interested to see how my tastes have changes now that I am much older.

There's no reason to ever watch 1, 5, Insurrection, or Nemesis. 2's fantastic, 6 is fantastic, 4 and First Contact are really good. 3 and Generations are decent enough, and worth watching. 2-3-4 is a bit of a trilogy, but it doesn't really hurt that much to watch them out of order, although watching 3 before 2 could hurt the experience.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: EasyCure on May 25, 2010, 07:27:35 PM
The Animated Series is pure awesome. ;)

I remember this more than the movie, but i remember liking the movie as a kid..
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Jamaican Mario Scholar on May 25, 2010, 10:56:00 PM
I've actually been meaning to go back and watch all the Trek movies. I saw 4 on Netflix instant and watched it out of order. Now it seems 3 and 2 on on it as well. I just need the first one on there and I can get underway.

I recall 6 was my favorite when I was younger. I'm interested to see how my tastes have changes now that I am much older.

There's no reason to ever watch 1, 5, Insurrection, or Nemesis. 2's fantastic, 6 is fantastic, 4 and First Contact are really good. 3 and Generations are decent enough, and worth watching. 2-3-4 is a bit of a trilogy, but it doesn't really hurt that much to watch them out of order, although watching 3 before 2 could hurt the experience.

I'm pretty much in agreement but I would put 4 as also fantastic instead of really good; fun fact: I think there's even a bluray trilogy bundle of 2-4.

You really have to shut your brain off in order to watch the TNG movies, and avoid the Redlettermedia reviews if you want to have any enjoyment of them.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on May 26, 2010, 06:40:07 AM
Most of the TNG movies are really good, better than most of the TOS movies for sure. I think several of the TOS movies are overrated (although I do like IV and VI). I don't really like Generations though, that was pretty boring.

Last night I watched Ratatouille from Netflix. It started a little slow and for the first five minutes I thought this was going to be the first Pixar movie I hate, but then it picked up. I have to admit that I cared more about Linguini's story than Remy's. Overall I would give it 5/5, although I was surprised to see no audio commentary and only a few bonus features.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on May 26, 2010, 08:26:32 PM
Last night I watched Ratatouille from Netflix. It started a little slow and for the first five minutes I thought this was going to be the first Pixar movie I hate, but then it picked up. I have to admit that I cared more about Linguini's story than Remy's.  Overall I would give it 5/5, although I was surprised to see no audio commentary and only a few bonus features.

Yeah, that's what the Blu-Ray's for, apparently.  I have it, and they extremely gimped the standard DVD release on the bonus features in favor of the Blu-Ray, which has hours of them.  As for the movie itself, it's alright though far from my favorite Pixar effort (that being The Incredibles).  Having been in Paris, though, their depiction of what Paris streets are like is shockingly accurate considering all the caricature.  They give in to the temptation to glamorize the buildings, though, as Paris in real life is falling apart really badly and is kind of ugly outside of the historical buildings.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on May 26, 2010, 11:53:11 PM
Saws 3-5 - 7/10, 4/10, and 4/10 respectively - Yeah, I've actually finished watching all 6 Saw movies while playing Resonance of Fate's optional content (i.e. "grinding"), and frankly at times it's been difficult to discern which is the more painful experience.  Saw 3 is actually a decent movie, still having a little of the wit that drove the first two movies and having a nice bookend that finishes the Jigsaw trilogy.  The second trilogy, however, is just bad.  It's confusing (movies 3-6 take place in overlapping timelines), the traps are increasingly ridiculous, the stories are vapid, the characters are either amazingly brilliant (I guess Jigsaw left behind copies of the script considering how quickly they figure out exactly how the traps work) or amazingly stupid, and it's obvious after a while that the cast and crew are just phoning it in now.

You might have noticed I left Saw 6 mostly out of that discussion, and for good reason: that movie inspired just seething anger that I feel a rant coming on (one that hopefully the mods allow me a little leeway with because it skirts one of Linus Van Pelt's big taboos), and if you've seen the movie you might have a good idea why.  I'm going to sleep on the matter on post my thoughts on that movie later, when I can better channel my disgust into something relatively short and understandable.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on May 29, 2010, 01:14:57 AM
MacGruber 8/10    One particular scene made me laugh my ass off, while I was laughing my ass off some old people left the theater, the old man muttered to his wife "this is sick!"
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on May 30, 2010, 06:11:37 AM
the Outlaw Josie Wales 8/10 pretty good

Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: RABicle on May 30, 2010, 08:04:43 AM
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
3/5
Solid, better than Avatar.

Toy Story 2
4/5
Too many lame pop culture references to be perfect.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on May 30, 2010, 08:21:01 AM
Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder: 5/5. Easily tied with the first Futurama movie in terms of quality. They were making this movie under the impression that it would be the end of Futurama (this was before they announced the deal with Comedy Central), so they wrapped up several of the story arcs, including at the very end. I love that they killed 2 members of the Waterfall family.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: 3/5. Maybe it was the DVD copy I got, but the movie was almost unwatchable in the night scenes because almost the whole screen would be pitch black (day scenes were fine and I know it's not my TV). The story was pretty good, even if the basic formula that every Harry Potter movie follows is getting old, and I don't get why Hermione would be attracted to Ron (I haven't read any of the books).
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on May 30, 2010, 08:53:59 AM
hmm weird when I saw half-blood prince in theaters i remember it being dark, but not so dark that it was a bother to watch the night scenes..screwy DVD transfer? Maybe some guy didn't know what the **** he was doing over at Warner :P I hate bad transfers.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on May 30, 2010, 09:20:09 AM
I've seen bad transfers in other movies, it is pretty annoying. It is especially annoying when it is the Blu-ray Disc version of a movie, they are charging a premium for the discs and are too lazy to get it right (not to mention the Blu-ray movies that look like a VHS copy).
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: RABicle on May 30, 2010, 10:02:51 AM
I don't get why Hermione would be attracted to Ron (I haven't read any of the books).
It's just the old, they're mean to each other because they like each other. If it sounds childish it's because they're kids.

Jaded fans claim that the Ron / Hermione thing was inserted into the later books because of the success of the funny little moments in the third film (see the first Buckbeak scene). Those fans are idiots and will all die sad, lonely deaths.

And yeah, sounds like a **** transfer, it was very watchable in theatres.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: NWR_insanolord on May 30, 2010, 07:47:01 PM
Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder: 5/5. Easily tied with the first Futurama movie in terms of quality. They were making this movie under the impression that it would be the end of Futurama (this was before they announced the deal with Comedy Central), so they wrapped up several of the story arcs, including at the very end. I love that they killed 2 members of the Waterfall family.


That reminds me, I bought that movie when it came out and haven't yet watched it. It doesn't surprise me that it's great; it was written by Ken Keeler, who also wrote Bender's Big Score and was, in my opinion, the best writer the show ever had.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on May 31, 2010, 08:37:45 AM
Keeler also wrote the original series finale "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings", which I thought was a great episode. He was a great writer and I hope he is one of the writers they brought back (I think so since he was also a producer).

The movie was filled with references to past Futurama episodes, the whole plot (this is not a spoiler) is based on the fact that Fry doesn't have any delta brain waves (due to the fact that Fry went back in time and became his own grandfather).
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on May 31, 2010, 08:17:37 PM
Episode 1: The Phantom Menace OHMYGODITSSOAWFUL/10

It was on TV. I got about halfway through it before I couldn't take it anymore. I forgot how George Lucas betrayed The Force.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on May 31, 2010, 08:21:24 PM
Episode 1: The Phantom Menace OHMYGODITSSOAWFUL/10

It was on TV. I got about halfway through it before I couldn't take it anymore. I forgot how George Lucas betrayed The Force.

Are you saying he betrayed the law (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6cyDsuNx_U)?   ;)   Yeah, I remember kind of liking Phantom Menace when I saw it in theaters on opening night, but like Episode 2 it's just a movie I can't bring myself to watch anymore.  At least Episode 3 is bearable and we got an awesome CG Star Wars prequel series out of it in Clone Wars.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on May 31, 2010, 09:41:46 PM
well if you take out Jar Jar and Anikin, Phantom Menace is pretty good. Then the movie is just Jedis kicking ass.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: RABicle on May 31, 2010, 10:45:18 PM
It's not Perm. It's all awful.
HOw wold you describe Qui Gon as a character? You can't. "Qui Gon? Oh he's, he's jedi like, he's a jedi"
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: broodwars on May 31, 2010, 10:55:33 PM
HOw wold you describe Qui Gon as a character? You can't. "Qui Gon? Oh he's, he's jedi like, he's a jedi"

Unfortunately, he's played by Liam Neeson, so he kind of falls under the same category for me as Morgan Freeman: I really don't care how bad their characters are, because as far as I'm concerned the two of them could just sit there and read a phone book for 2 hours (also known as the extent of Neeson's character in Fallout 3) and I'd be satisfied.  The two of them just have that certain character to their voices and stage aura on-screen.

Honestly, Qui Gon was probably the least problem that Phantom Menace had, anyway.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ThePerm on May 31, 2010, 11:42:31 PM
It's not Perm. It's all awful.
HOw wold you describe Qui Gon as a character? You can't. "Qui Gon? Oh he's, he's jedi like, he's a jedi"

and Jedis are awesome, especially if they are played by Liam Neeson, actually to be honest he wasn't a big star in my eyes until he did The Phantom Menace, I had watched him in other movies, but he didn't stick in my head till then.

now lets discuss the Attack of the Clones
the clone wars was a wooden acted movie about how Anakin and Padmé are about to get together, that is, unless its scenes where Obi Wan is investigating the clones and Jango and Boba Fett, those are the best parts of the movie.

I enjoyed Revenge of the Sith, and I waited in line forever to watch it, but I don't remember a damn thing about the movie except "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"
the other thing about it I remember is DS had just came out, and I got to test it in the 1 hour wait inside the plex while I waited for the previews to start. Pictochat was awesome, obviously it went from darth vader drawings to penis and boobs. We played some games too.

Heartbreak Ridge 8/10 anything with Clint Eastwood automatically gets an 8 just for having him.





Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on June 01, 2010, 12:29:46 AM
HOw wold you describe Qui Gon as a character? You can't. "Qui Gon? Oh he's, he's jedi like, he's a jedi"

Unfortunately, he's played by Liam Neeson, so he kind of falls under the same category for me as Morgan Freeman: I really don't care how bad their characters are, because as far as I'm concerned the two of them could just sit there and read a phone book for 2 hours (also known as the extent of Neeson's character in Fallout 3) and I'd be satisfied.  The two of them just have that certain character to their voices and stage aura on-screen.

Honestly, Qui Gon was probably the least problem that Phantom Menace had, anyway.


I actually agree, Morgan and Liam are amazing!
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stratos on June 01, 2010, 02:16:05 AM
I actually felt Qui-Gon was one of the more interesting characters in the prequels. Granted, a lot of it was merely alluded to, but the implications of the whole 'Grey Jedi' and how he was one was always interesting to me as a Star Wars nerd.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on June 01, 2010, 09:11:38 AM
No need to MFT Phantom menace now.
You guys have already handled that movie here.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stratos on June 02, 2010, 12:44:35 AM
No need to MFT Phantom menace now.
You guys have already handled that movie here.

Nah, we should just put the Star Wars Holiday Special on MFT rotation. The second Ewoks live action movie could have some potential as well. That was was crazy bizarre from what I recall. Medieval monsters and witches on Endor in a castle = lol.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on June 05, 2010, 02:53:08 AM
Alice in HeyThisPlaceLooksFamiliarLand

Did she just Crip Walk at the end!? Seriously?
This was the continuation of the original Disney movie? I wasn't feelin' it at all. It wasn't the worst movie ever, but I just have to ask why? I know it made a lot of money for Disney and all, but seriously, WHY?
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Plugabugz on June 05, 2010, 03:04:21 AM
Burn After Reading - 9/0. In a word: WTF! Just quirky oddly brilliance.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on June 06, 2010, 12:18:04 AM
Shutter Island A well made, well shot film, but it feels like it betrays its audience in the end. I need to see it a second time to rate it.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stratos on June 06, 2010, 01:23:26 AM
Alice in HeyThisPlaceLooksFamiliarLand

Did she just Crip Walk at the end!? Seriously?
This was the continuation of the original Disney movie? I wasn't feelin' it at all. It wasn't the worst movie ever, but I just have to ask why? I know it made a lot of money for Disney and all, but seriously, WHY?

Dude, just watched it today as well. And I feel so disappointed in it. I'm glad I didn't go to the theaters for it. I wanted to love it, I really did. But it just never clicked. The whole Crip Walk part was really... disturbing as well. Johnny Depp sold this movie. The music was really nice, thought it felt out of place for the film at times I felt. It's Alice in Wonderland, not Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: TJ Spyke on June 06, 2010, 06:46:27 AM
I am not surprised, it seems stupid even just going by the trailers and commercials. Tim Burton is just not that good of a director in my opinion. He got lucky with Edward Scissorhands, but most of his movies suck (I thought The nightmare Before Christmas was vastly overrated, Charlie ad the Chocolate Factory was nowhere close to as good as the original movie, and so on).
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Stratos on June 06, 2010, 01:49:11 PM
And by saying Depp sold the movie I mean to the masses, not for me.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: BeautifulShy on June 06, 2010, 02:09:05 PM
Well I just saw the Directors Cut of The Butterfly Effect. It is basically the same movie as the one in the theaters except for the ending.
It took a few times of watching the theater release to get all of the nuances of the film but it is very enjoyable.

5/5
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: ShyGuy on June 07, 2010, 12:07:03 AM
Year One Charming but only mildy funny. Two Stars for lack of historical accuracy.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on June 07, 2010, 12:08:32 AM
Year One Charming but only mildy funny. Two Stars for lack of historical accuracy.

 I seen that, I would agree with the score.
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: oohhboy on June 07, 2010, 08:42:27 AM
Safe House (1998)
 
  Starring Patrick Stewart and Kimberly Williams.
 
  Seeing that Patrick had got himself knighted inspired me to look for a  movie that had him I have never seen yet. It lead me to Safe House.
 
  Mace Sowell (Patrick) is an retired spy who lives in paranoia and early  stage Alzheimer's in a heavily wired up house, never going out without  a disguise. His daily routine is an all encompassing and designed to  keep him safe. It is played brilliantly and convincingly showing that  Patrick never phones in a performance no matter the job or budget.
 
  His supporting cast while not the same calibre as Stewart are well  played. Stewart who easily could have destroyed them on screen is the  ever aware actor, helps improves everybody around him. Andi Travers  (Kimberly) plays her usual (Smoking hot) smart ass chick as seen in According to Jim but with class. It is Stewart who is rude and to the outside observer insane.

The directing is adequate along with the sound design. There aren't many sets, but the house where most of the movie takes place contains it's share of surprises. The odd prop are noticeably cheap.

The script isn't bad but could have gone in a really bad direction had another cast been selected. It contains several arcs where you are shown different points of view from other characters that doesn't move the plot forward, but are there to enhance the main characters. What is really surprising though is how deep, for a fairly low budget movie it looks at Alzheimer's. It could have played out as a straight comedy, but instead it plays out as a dark comedy with far better results instead of Pink Panther. Alzheimer's can be funny, but having lived with somebody with it for a short period of time myself, the real thing is nothing to laugh at.

One additional note, if you have some sort of revulsion to seeing Patrick naked with only shadows and a bit of soap bubbles covering him, yeah, well it's in here.

A gem of a movie, abet a small one polished into a winner with some good actors.

8/10
Title: Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
Post by: Halbred on June 07, 2010, 12:09:49 PM
Captain Picard was knighted? NICE?

I think I already said this awhile back, but the wife and I saw "Alice in Wonderland" in theaters. I hated every second of it. I didn't agree with ONE IOTA of the art direction, and the entire movie was art direction. Always nice to see Ann Hathaway, but Helena Bonham Carter was obnoxious, the Knave of Hearts was out-of-place, and the Mad Hatter is not supposed to HAVE a backstory.

In fact, Wonderland is not supposed to BE cohesive. I