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nathan



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My sister warned me not to see the new Indiana Jones. I don't know why exactly, she started crying uncontrollably.

I saw Iron Man and it was very entertaining. Robert D Jr is very good at what he does, as evidenced by A Scanner Darkly. Pepper Pots made me feel lonely when the movie ended. Score: Good Casting, generally; Paltrow won't return emails. Also, I was disturbed that everyone in the theater ("theatre" for you European folks) laughed spontaneously when bad guys were shot in the face.

As is often the case, rm is perfectly right. No Country for Old Men was and is fucking brilliant, and There Will be Blood broke me in half. It may be the best ending in modern film history... and I'll have you know I have seen TENS OF FILMS. Then again, I'm an absolute sucker for pt anderson, so add salt to flavor. Ditto on 3:10.

Unrelated to modern happenings, I just watched The Seventh Seal. It's a land mine.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Puma wrote:
Say what you will about Michael Bay, but he do blow shit up good.
I actually sort of liked The Island, although it can't hold a candle to the movie it's a rip-off of, Parts: The Clonus Horror.

While I haven't seen Clonus, the entire time I was watching The Island I had this general sense of deja vu, because of all the other movies it's copying.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It steals from a lot of movies, but it really specifically, in a 'that-can't-be-a-coincidence' way, rips off Clonus.
The producers of Clonus actually sued the producers of the Island.
And Won. The amount that they won was probably a lot more than the movie's actual budget.
Clonus's budget, that is.
Seriously, any single scene in the Island probably cost more than the entirety of Clonus, but Clonus is, oh, at least TWICE as good.
And Clonus has Dick Sargeant, the 2nd Darrin from "Bewitched"! If that doesn't make you want to see it, I don't know what will.

Changing gears just slightly:
nathan wrote:
I just watched The Seventh Seal. It's a land mine.
By "land mine" you mean "best movie ever," right?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nathan wrote:
My sister warned me not to see the new Indiana Jones. I don't know why exactly, she started crying uncontrollably.


that's... weird.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another teenage girls crush on han solo is blassted into smithereens.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So we went to see Kung Fu Panda yesterday at the first show (gotta love $4 tickets) it was a good time. Classic Jack Black humor mixed with Dreamwork's goodness = teh win.

Next on the list will be The Incredible Hulk then after that will be Hellboy 2, Just in time for my Birthday on the 16th.

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On a side note I tend to limit cinema trips to those flicks which are more visually appealing; 'big' pictures need a big screen
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darqcyde wrote:
gotta love $4 tickets


Sad

as for the theaters near me, I'm lucky to get $6 tickets, going early and using coupons. Regular tickets start at $10, and go up from there.

It's kinda disappointing, there looks to be quite a selection of good movies in theater at the moment (batman, kung fu panda, bible part 3...), but it's just to damn expensive. (of course, it's STILL those damn dirty bittorent pirates that are ruining our movie industry)


Any good suggestions of movies that might be on DVD/Blu-Ray/Cable? For those of you who haven't seen them, some suggestions:
Stranger than Fiction - The only really good Will Ferrel movie. (because it's not a "Will Ferrel movie")
Knights Tale - An earlier Heath Ledger film. Extremely entertaining.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stranger than fiction is good. No staying power in my book.


For those who loves to play just watch Yojimbo and 'for a fistfull of dollars' back to back.

And both are good too.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

YenTheFirst wrote:
Darqcyde wrote:
gotta love $4 tickets


Sad

as for the theaters near me, I'm lucky to get $6 tickets, going early and using coupons. Regular tickets start at $10, and go up from there.

It's kinda disappointing, there looks to be quite a selection of good movies in theater at the moment (batman, kung fu panda, bible part 3...), but it's just to damn expensive. (of course, it's STILL those damn dirty bittorent pirates that are ruining our movie industry)


Any good suggestions of movies that might be on DVD/Blu-Ray/Cable? For those of you who haven't seen them, some suggestions:
Stranger than Fiction - The only really good Will Ferrel movie. (because it's not a "Will Ferrel movie")
Knights Tale - An earlier Heath Ledger film. Extremely entertaining.


Got netflix? you can watch streams of a SHITLOAD of movies there.

I suggest A Dirty Shame , although I'm a big Tracy Ullman fan so I'm some what biased, but seeing Selma Blair with tits bigger than your head is funny.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sam the Eagle wrote:

For those who loves to play just watch Yojimbo and 'for a fistfull of dollars' back to back.

And both are good too.

I did that once. I tried to go for the hat trick by also watching "Last Man Standing," but didn't make it through that one.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

don't ask me why but the family decided to rent the last rambo movie over the weekend. I think my dad thought it was the last rocky movie instead. my sister was like, "ooOOooOO he kills 398 people in this!" and my dad says, "I can only go for about 160." and my god was it ever graphic and gruesome. I mean... I was uncomfortable watching it knowing that my dad doesn't like watching extreme gore. because it was extremely gory, you see. and it wasn't nearly as bad, plot/script-wise as I thought it would be. some bad acting at the beginning, but it's rambo, so... and old man sly actually looked pretty good. so there's this big battle at the end and he cuts down an entire jungle with a machine gun and everyone explodes in a stop-motion gut strewn bloody mess legs flying off brains plopping out and then it's over and rambo goes home to arizona with a bad haircut and my dad says, "I think I thought we were watching a rocky movie."
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nathan wrote:
My sister warned me not to see the new Indiana Jones. I don't know why exactly, she started crying uncontrollably.


Im still confused by this.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ded CHiKn wrote:
Im still confused by this.

Mr_Moustache wrote:
Another teenage girls crush on han solo is blassted into smithereens.

Am I spoiling the movie? Eh, it wasn't too good anyway. Entertaining, maybe. But good? Meh.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Puma wrote:
Sam the Eagle wrote:

For those who loves to play just watch Yojimbo and 'for a fistfull of dollars' back to back.

And both are good too.

I did that once. I tried to go for the hat trick by also watching "Last Man Standing," but didn't make it through that one.


Last man standing ranks just behind Police Academy 6. Or some very bad Italian peplum movies where you earn 15pt each time you watch a legionnaire with a wristwatch.

Speaking of wristwatch : The Party.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sam the Eagle wrote:
Last man standing ranks just behind Police Academy 6. Or some very bad Italian peplum movies where you earn 15pt each time you watch a legionnaire with a wristwatch.

I don't disagree with this statement.
Even though I don't know what the second half of it means.

Still, Last Man Standing was better than a lot of other Bruce Willis movies.
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