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Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] Lauren35297354 on December 21, 2005, 03:17:00 PM
                Haven't seen a thread with recomindations or evaluations yet so here it is!
 
 Chronicles of Narnia: Three stars...the portrayals of the characters was pretty good, the little girl who played Lucy did the best though.  And the story line followed the book fairly closely.                        

 

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Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on December 21, 2005, 10:59:00 PM
                I'm planning to see King Kong sometime this weekend, anyone seen it already? Should I or should I not? I mean its three hours worth of sitting, should I just stay home and maybe fire up a new game of Bloodlines?                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] bogj on December 21, 2005, 11:45:00 PM
                In Reply To #1
 I thought the fawn Mr. Tumnus, was the best acting.  I was dissapointed over all.  It is a very emotional story and I thought it didnt pack the umph that it could have.  I'm suprised Christians aren't up in arms over it.  It is a take off of the passion, and yet they complain so much about Harry Potter (and I thought those movies were really bland).                        

 

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Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] Javokis on December 22, 2005, 01:09:00 AM
                In Reply To #3
 
 Just saw Serenity.
 
 FUCKING AWESOME.
 
 I like it better than Star Wars. har har.                        

 

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Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] ItBurns35309321 on December 22, 2005, 12:48:00 PM
                I really enjoyed Serenity as well.  But having reviewed the story in the one season that was out I have to wonder what happened to the creepy guys with blue gloves who made every one bleed out their ears?                        

 

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Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] Javokis on December 22, 2005, 04:37:00 PM
                In Reply To #5
 
 Good question.
 
 I was wondering that myself. NM.
 
 It seems the movie left a sequel open... possibly a revival of the series.
 
 Considering the injustice that happened to the series when it was on q13 (fox) it would be awesome to see a revived Firefly series on SciFi.
 
 I hear bad things about fox channel producers. They are assholes. They were the only reason Firefly didn't live long. They made sure Firefly was on a stupid, unreasonable times, and was never advertised all because the fox channel producers had a problem with Firefly's creator.
 
 Assholes.
 
 They would be in much better hands with SciFi.                        

 

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Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on December 22, 2005, 04:48:00 PM
                In Reply To #6
 Scifi only has contract rights for reruns of series.
 Any 'first time' programmes they show usually aren`t worth watching.                        

 

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Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on December 22, 2005, 05:44:00 PM
                In Reply To #3
 Well, I definitely enjoyed Narnia (Luckily most of the rest of the book titles aren't quite as big a mouthful as The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe).  I thought they were very true to the book and the characters in the book.  Though, part of the fun for me was having memories dredged up by this or that scene as I haven't read the books in a long while, so I'm not sure how well it plays to those who haven't read the book (though one person in our group hadn't and she still liked the movie).                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] ItBurns35309321 on December 22, 2005, 06:30:00 PM
                In Reply To #7
 I agree Dante Sci Fi first runs SUCK big time with the possible exception the new Battlestar Galatica and even that's only mediocre.
 
 Fox killed that series before it even started.  They advertised the 2 hour special to kick off the series before the new season began then at the last moment canceled the special and showed the second episode of the series first so no one knew the back story and had missed crucial details of the characters.  I watched that show always confused trying to figure out how these people got to where they were and when Fox finally showed the first 2 hours of the show AT THE END OF THE SEASON, it was a revelation to me.
 
 Fox also killed the funniest show I've ever seen on net work TV: Action.  
 
 And they killed Brimstone a facinating show about a man back from hell hunting down other escapee's from hell.  BEST SATAN EVER!                        

 

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Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] BradVanDam49218952 on December 22, 2005, 07:22:00 PM
                In Reply To #2
 GO SEE IT NOW!!! it was the fastest 3 hours of my life and the only movie i have seen 3+ hours that never has a dull boring moment. i think Peter Jackson is directing Halo next so i hope its just as good
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] Javokis on December 22, 2005, 07:22:00 PM
                In Reply To #9
 
 That's not completely true about SciFi. Sci-fi has new episodes of Star Gate SG1 and Atlantis.
 
 They also host original mini-series as well.
 
 [Edit]
 
 Narnia huhs?
 
 Isn't that made by the same people that did Passion of the Christ?
 
 *Cringes*                        

 

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Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] bogj on December 22, 2005, 11:23:00 PM
                In Reply To #8
 I read the books long ago too.  I guess I thought the animated movie they did on it was excellent and i compare everything to it.  And, my big rule is to never compare remakes or sequels to their originals (Opps).
 
 [added Dec 22 2005  6:24PM]
 
 In Reply To #11
 If you think that Lion, the witch etc. is a lot like the passion read the last book in the series, talk about religious overtones.                        

 

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Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] Lauren35297354 on December 23, 2005, 11:20:00 AM
                In Reply To #11
 No Narnia I believe is Disney, Passion was a Mel Gibson thing.                        

 

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Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on December 23, 2005, 11:44:00 AM
                Itburns wrote:
 
 <green> And they killed Brimstone a facinating show about a man back from hell hunting down other escapee's from hell. BEST SATAN EVER!</green>
 
 Got that right, that was a great show.                        

 

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Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on December 23, 2005, 12:48:00 PM
                In Reply To #2
 King Kong was great, Kong was a very believable character, and you sympathized with him even though he had a habit of killing innocent girls.
 
 In Reply To #5
 Joss Whedon wrote a 3-issue Serenity comic book series taking place between the last episode and the movie, in it the blue gloves attempted to kidnap River, and failed.  The Blue-Sun corporation then decided to bring in the Operative, rather than send out more blue-gloves.
 
 Serenity was indeed an awsome film, but sadly I'm pretty sure it's the end of the series, at least on video.  There possibly will be some comic books which continue the story.
 
 In Reply To #7
 I don't know, I really loved Farscape.
 
 In Reply To #10
 Peter Jackson is producing Halo, not directing.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] ItBurns35309321 on December 23, 2005, 03:56:00 PM
                In Reply To #15
 <green>In Reply To #7
 I don't know, I really loved Farscape.</green>
 
 Ooops!  I forgot about Farscape - but that was made by an Australian company and bought by SciFi so there's my escape from being in error.                        

 

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Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on December 23, 2005, 04:29:00 PM
                In Reply To #9
 <orange>And they killed Brimstone a facinating show about a man back from hell hunting down other escapee's from hell. BEST SATAN EVER!</orange>
 
 Didn't see this on my first browse, but yeah, John Glover is great at playing villains.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] BradVanDam49218952 on December 24, 2005, 10:33:00 PM
                In Reply To #15
 


 In Reply To #10
 Peter Jackson is producing Halo, not directing.

 
 oh. well i hope they get someone good to direct it like James Cameron.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on December 26, 2005, 06:11:00 AM
                Just seen Wild at heart for the first time (at last)
 
 -It has Malkavians.Malkavians everywere...
 -Bobby Peru was not as cool as the fans claimed him to be.
 -I allso need a snake leather jacket to express my believe in individuality and personal freedom.
 -Cage's Elvis complex: It's allways around the corner.
 -Such a cute couple..                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] ItBurns35309321 on December 27, 2005, 02:03:00 PM
                In Reply To #19
 Heh, I loved wild at heart.
 "Fuck me"
 "Maybe later"
 
 Just saw the new Willy Wonka.  It's a movie that made me wonder why I watched it.  Not bad, not good, not wierd enough to be interesting, just *yawn*.
 
 Also watched The Island.  I'd rate that as a fairly good action flick with a little bit of a brain at least in the beggining.  If you come not expecting much you'll like it.
 
 Also watched the Brother's Grimm (or whatever its called).  Mildly diverting, good visuals, good actors wasted in minor support roles.  Never really came thru on the promise.                        

 

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Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] seaofshadows on December 27, 2005, 09:10:00 PM
                In Reply To #20
 I didn't understand why The Island didn't do better. The story was original, Ewen is a really good actor and the action scenes were pretty intense.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] quiller5840388 on December 27, 2005, 10:14:00 PM
                First, on Narnia, if you go into it looking for parallels to Christianity, you will find them.  Aslan is certainly a Christ figure, there is a Judas figure, etc.  But the fact is, that the story does stand on its own, and as an Agnostic, I didn't find it to be in my face should tell you something.  The roles are more analogous than anything else, Aslan is not Christ, he is Narnia's equivalent to Christ.  It shows Christian virtues, but isn't preachy.  If more Christians in the US were like this movie, I'd be a lot happier with the state of things here.
 
 As an added review, I saw Munich the other night.  It is an interesting movie.  It is a fictionalized account of the Israeli reprisals of assassinating Palestinian leaders after the Black September plot at the Munich Olympics.  In general, it used good filmmaking techniques, kept a lot of ambiguous stuff unexplained and captured a great sense of the uncertainties involved in the covert world.  (For example, the team gets a lot of information from one information broker, but it is never clear if that broker is also selling information about them to others.)  One thing it does really well is show the toll that the operation takes on the members of the team, both in how the bloodshed affects them, and the paranoia that develops when they are being hunted by the other side.  Throughout the film the main character dreams of the Munich operation, and additionally newscasts are shown from the time (with the interesting part that much of the newscasts are done by sports journalists, so you get to see Howard Cosell and Dick Enberg covering the hostage crisis and how the Black Septemberists used the TV coverage to see when the German Police were moving in to lay siege to the place).
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on January 05, 2006, 11:34:00 AM
                Say, does anyone agree when i say The crow is the most tragic movie ever made?
 
 Eric and Shelly were just so happy together...and then they both got tortured to death.
 
 Allso, there is Brandon Lee's more then a little dramatic fate in the real world.
 
 I can't put the finger on it really, but it all feels sooo sad and beautyfull i actually came close to tears at the end.
 
                         

 

                                                  
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] ItBurns35309321 on January 06, 2006, 02:58:00 PM
                Well Bloodrayne debuted today but the studio refused to provide an advanced screening for the critics - a sure sign that the movie is irredemably bad.  I was thinking of seeing it but now I'll wait out the few weeks till its out on video.                        

 

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Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] ElGostro on January 06, 2006, 08:47:00 PM
                Just got harry potter last movie frema firend taht bvrough a ton ta show me todays,the easiness to make money fer mediocre pleople never ceases ta amaze me!                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on January 11, 2006, 11:09:00 PM
                <red>EDISON</red>
 I just watched this travesty and for the love of all the good things in this world do not, I repeat, do not watch this "movie". The only thing good in this movie is that it is direct to video. Seeing Justin Timberlake in the credits should have clued me in. I thought having Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey also in the movie would have drowned out Timberlake's whinning and by god he's whinning the entireity of the movie, I was wishing the whole time the bad cops to just shoot him dead to stop the girly whinning. Edison is confused whether it wants to be a hard-boiled cop drama or a summer action flick. Avoid this like plague.
 
 The local cinema just put a <yellow>HOSTEL</yellow> poster on it's coming soon board. The reviews were generally good. Anybody seen this already?                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] ItBurns35309321 on January 12, 2006, 12:34:00 PM
                I haven't seen Hostel but I have a friend who did and I read the plot on http://www.themoviespoiler.com/.   (By the way don't use this site unless you want completely ruin all the surprises).  Very nasty, very gory flick and after having read the plot I can say that's really all the movie has, well it does have a few Tarintino touches that are darkly amusing.                        

 

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Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] Grendel8101 on January 13, 2006, 11:33:00 PM
                In Reply To #27
 I think I'll give Hostel a chance.  I really enjoyed Eli Roth's other movie, .Cabin Fever
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on January 14, 2006, 09:25:00 AM
                Saw 2.
 Pretty far-fetched plot. Not even sure what happened in the film, it sort of continues the storyline from part one which I have seen but forgotten.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] bogj on January 15, 2006, 05:17:00 AM
                In Reply To #29
 I kept nodding off during saw.  The only part that was even slightly interesting was the very end (dont want to spoil it).  I wouldnt watch saw 2 if it was free.
 
 I saw munich.  It was okay.  I expect more from spielberg.                        

 

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Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on January 15, 2006, 07:04:00 AM
                Mute Witness: Scared girls without a voice who flash their titties when in need of help are cute!
                         

 

                                                  
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on January 15, 2006, 10:57:00 AM
                In Reply To #30
 
 Yea, Saw wasn't really that great and the second part was even worse, I guess. Bloodier but crappier.
 
 Oh yea, Munich. Guess I'll see it eventually too. Although from what I hear it just kinda shows things from only one perspective.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] Ukyo777 on January 15, 2006, 11:39:00 AM
                In Reply To #16
 
 <red>I just LOVED Farscape. I would really like to find the whole series on DVDs.</red>                        

 

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Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on January 17, 2006, 07:25:00 AM
                Event horizon:
 Since it was directed by Paul Anderson, i expected a steaming pile of shite. But it actually scared me a few times.
 
 Becoming corrupted by pure evil and spiraling down into complete insanity never get's really old.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] ItBurns35309321 on January 17, 2006, 03:23:00 PM
                In Reply To #34
 Oh come on!  A space ship from hell?  Hyper space is hell?  Yes the movie was interesting but I was freaking outraged to have paid to see a science fiction movie only to have it turn into a cheesy from hell flick.
 
 Yes I loved Farscape and Amazon has all of it on DVD.                        

 

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Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] windwalker25123414 on January 17, 2006, 04:15:00 PM
                In Reply To #34
 Not a bad movie. I like both Horror and SF, so that may be the reason.
 
 Shaolin Soccer. Watch the original chinese version with subtitles if you can get your hands on it, the version that you can get around video shops here has been butchered to meet "western taste" (oh how I hate them!), guess its the same in america. You'll miss some of the funniest moments otherwise, if you are into that kind of humor. Trashy, but often enough funny as hell.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on January 17, 2006, 05:14:00 PM
                In Reply To #35
 Well, i DID see it on TV happy
 And it wasn't really "hell" from the bible. Just a dimension wich was rather "unhealty" for living things.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] ItBurns35309321 on January 17, 2006, 06:11:00 PM
                In Reply To #37
 I beg to differ, the fact that the captain guy was still able to see after cutting out his eyes at the end of the movie - and even came back from the dead - proves to me they meant Hell as in the Christian Hell.                        

 

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Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on January 18, 2006, 07:56:00 AM
                In Reply To #38
 Well yeah. But there were no horns on his head. tongue                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] Nagloper on January 18, 2006, 05:51:00 PM
                Land of the Dead (2005).
 
 It's the new Romero zombie film, I liked it. It's strange that in order to find a socially conscious story from American films one has to look at so called b-movies and horror films. Always good to see Dennis Hopper, he can elevate a film. Asia Argento's cleavage also makes an appearance.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] ItBurns35309321 on January 18, 2006, 06:58:00 PM
                In Reply To #40
 <green>It's strange that in order to find a socially conscious story from American films one has to look at so called b-movies and horror films. </green>
 
 What do all those awful "Socially conscious" movies not make it over there?  Half the crap Hollywood turns out has no other point than social consciousness.  From a movie about a female boxer that morfs into a assisted suicide flick to movie about orphans in New England who's entire message abortion would have been better than life for them.  Look at Syriana Clooneys latest - the US government and all US businesses are the ultimate source of evil.
 
 Basically "social Consciousness" is a clap trap term for the US society is evil - despite the fact that the average black person in the US has a higher standard of living than the average Swede 40% of whom would be considered below our poverty line.                        

 

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Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on January 18, 2006, 07:25:00 PM
                In Reply To #41
 
 I'm soo poor and lonely...
 I really am.
 
 Anyhoo, I watched Army of Darkness recently.
 Good fun but I can never figure out how to find both version of it...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on January 18, 2006, 09:59:00 PM
                In Reply To #42
 Both version? you mean the alternate ending?
 
 Recently I`ve watched:
 
 Sky high - Japanese flick. Not bad, I like these films.
 
 The unnamable 1+2: just cause I like it, nice to play in the background.
 
 About 2 minutes of Bloodrayne: Still Downloading...
 
                       

 

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Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on January 19, 2006, 02:50:00 AM
                In Reply To #43
 
 That's what its called.
 I do screw up my English at times...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] TheVampireDante on January 19, 2006, 04:20:00 AM
                In Reply To #44
 If you`ve got a copy that says it`s got the other ending, just wait until the credits finish, the trilogy box set has the correct version.                        

 

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Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] bogj on January 19, 2006, 05:03:00 AM
                In Reply To #41
 Syriana was pretty close to the mark, but we are not after petroleum.  The middle east has always been far to unstable for the US to rely on its crude supplies.  Thats why americans get their oil from latin america and africa.  Thats right, we get our oil mainly from peru, venezuela and the gold coast.  We would never rely on such an unstable region for such a vital fuel source as the middle east.  The oil we do get from them is surplus.  The only impact it has is to raise profits and though conspiracy buffs dont believe it, lower prices (we pay less for oil than anywhere else in the world).  So why all this trouble in the middle east?  China has the largest army and air force in the world.  They pose more of a threat now than germany ever did.  UN forces comprised mainly of US and UK military drove through north korea like a cannon ball through tissue paper, until the chinese decided to join the fun.  They single handedly pushed the entire UN back across the 38th parallel.  In viet nam the US could not invade loas or north vietnam because china told us not to.  In fact they said if we did they would invade both vietnam and south korea at the same time and we knew we couldnt handle that.  No, the only way to beat china is to control their oil supply which is the middle east.  The world's largest army and air force isnt worth very much if they dont have any gas.  Did anyone notice the fact that Bush's attention turned to iraq after the spyplane went down in  china and china refused to turn it over?  Right after we found a leak of defense secrets to china?  Did anyone notice that people involved in the 911 attack were from saudi and egypt?  Did you know that al queada is a saudi based and funded organization?  Take a close look at a map of afghanistan and notice its northeast corner (no wonder the russians were so interested).  Saudi, iran, iraq, afghanistan, checkmate! china loses.                        

 

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Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] Broken_Noah on January 19, 2006, 09:31:00 AM
                In Reply To #46
 Yeah that's what Whedon was probably thinking when he made Firefly (and Serenity).
 
 Just finished watching <red>Birth</red> and <yellow>The Jacket</yellow>.
 
 I was dismayed with Birth's ending, I felt they took an easy way out since the film is bordering on phedophilia (at least that's what some would say)and have to do the "right" thing and just made the kid a whack job. It would have been more interesting if he was indeed the reincarnated husband of Nicole Kidman. The build-up was good which made the ending a real let down.
 
 The Jacket is I believe is one for the mind-fuck genre. In its surface it is a time travelling story but I believe the writer/s are channeling some Jacob's Ladder vibe but then again it could be really just about time travelling and I'm just looking for something that is not truly there. Again, I liked the film because it makes you think even after watching it.
                       

 

                                                  
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] ItBurns35309321 on January 19, 2006, 11:48:00 PM
                In Reply To #46
 Just piping in to agree with you - the ChiCom's scare the hell out of me.  I just hope the appeasers don't give them Taiwan (a vibrant independant democratic Nation no matter any one says.                        

 

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Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on January 20, 2006, 12:10:00 PM
                In Reply To #48
 The difference between Chineese commies and the old Russian ones:Back then the west had the cash and the Soviets ran out of funds to make more missiles.
 
 The Chinese don't even need nukes anymore. They just overrun the west with unlimited production capacity.
 You see, in this world you are only king if you have the dough.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] ItBurns35309321 on January 20, 2006, 06:42:00 PM
                So I went and saw Underworld Evolution today.
 
 I liked it.  To be honest the thing I didn't like about the first one was the whole mixing of werewolf and vampire blood lines and they continued that obviously in this one and of course the Vincint guy is dead (I liked him a lot) but other than that the movie had no major structural issues.  Lots of serious violence to be seen, it has a LOT more action than the first one and a lot less brooding so just turn off your mind and enjoy the show.                        

 

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Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] Skinweaver on January 20, 2006, 06:49:00 PM
                In Reply To #50
 
 No matter how much it personifies shit I'll probably see it since I tend to watch all vampire movies at least once.
 
 Storm of the century:
 Stephen King movie.
 Works nicely like many of his other works with the psychological horror blended with a growing supernatural streak up until a climax of the traditional King thing.
 Legion needs a buddy...                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on January 21, 2006, 07:04:00 AM
                Where i live, there is a show Friday night featuring some REALLY obscure movies hosted by a nerd who makes really crappy movies himself.
 
 This show introduced me to "The wicker man" (Thanks for that!) but sometimes they allso go to the putrid depts of badness where even Uwe Boll would feel uncomfortable.
 
 Last night they had "Infested". And MAN was it BAD!
 
 Ingedients:
 -The pink power ranger chick
 -Tom Paris from ST:Voyager (swearing)
 -The guy from Gremlins
 -A bad guy with NO background or reason at all
 -Horribly fake explosions
 -Swarms of flies wich turn crappy actors into crappy zombies
 -Fake tits because nerds love those (whooo!!)
 -Dialogue seemingly written by a three year old.The catch:The guy who wrote and directed this pos is now praised for his script for "A history of violence"!
 
 I swear: I can make a better movie with a cellphone camera and a few random idiots you can find on the streets!                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] Sodom40280831 on January 21, 2006, 03:06:00 PM
                I have just seen "Jarhead" and I can recommend it to everyone. This one is right up there with "full metal jacket".                        

 

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Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] only_entropy_exists on January 22, 2006, 01:11:00 AM
                In Reply To #50
 
 I watched Underworld Evolution yesterday as well.
 I found it worth watching.
 It was entertaining, even if I don't agree with the whole Underworld universe.  
 It was far better than the first one in my opinion.
 
 While this movie had a lot of gun play (part of what ruined the first one in my opinion), it also showed lots of actual fighting.  While some of the fight scenes use the 'dynamic' camera angles/shake, enough of the more traditional and stationary camera positions were used to balance things out.  The werewolves died a bit too easy for my tastes.  I mean a knife to the skull would hurt quite a bit and possibly drop one to its knees, but it shouldn't stop it in its tracks.  Of course, the movie humanizes both monsters, so them dying easily shouldn't be a surprise.  
 
 I would have liked to see Selene fight more though, instead of always using guns.  I mean she kicked a lot of ass when she was fighting in the woods, she even showed some supernatural speed.  
 
 Marcus was pretty cool, even though he didn't show half of the fighting skill that Viktor displayed towards the end of the first movie.  It seemed that Marcus relied on his form (which was pretty bad-ass) rather than ability.
 
 Some people didn't like the contacts, I kind of enjoyed them.  Of course I'm biased as I've had a pair of red ones for quite a few years now.  I thought they added to the characters’ supernatural appeal.  
 
 I would like to know more about Corvinus and the history there.  Seem that could be rather interesting.  
                       

 

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Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] kina54267382 on January 22, 2006, 04:47:00 PM
                In Reply To #2
 I saw it.If you like Peter Jackson's movies,lot of special effects, billions of different creatures, you should watch it.My advice is to you: STICK TO YOUR CHAIR AND GO KILL SOME ZOMBIES.
                         

 

                                                  
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] ItBurns35309321 on January 23, 2006, 04:37:00 PM
                In Reply To #54
 I agree with everything you said - definitly an entertaining movie.  I especially liked how things at the ending of the first movie directly foreshadowed some things that happened in the second movie.  I recomend rewatching the first Underworld before going the theater.
 
 My only disapointment was the one love scene.  Would it have killed them to show a little more without the always strategically placed elbow in the way?  It reminded me of Austin Powers 2 where he's walking around the hotel naked and some freudian piece of fruit obstructing the view.                        

 

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Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] seaofshadows on January 23, 2006, 04:44:00 PM
                In Reply To #54
 I thought it was great, but a little short. I wanted MORE.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] bogj on January 24, 2006, 01:39:00 AM
                In Reply To #49
 the chinese had absolutely nothing to do with russia.  they didnt need them and could care less if they were vaporized by the USA.  the warsaw pact was just flimsy agreement with nato to destroy the planet if anyone used a nuke on anyone else.
 by the by.  even if iran does build a nuke they wont use it and they wont sell it.  iran is all about having young, impressionable boys kill themselves for their cause but draws the line when they themselves are endangered.  they would never risk letting one of their nukes hit someone because the US (or russia, or both) would vaporize them as a response.                        

 

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Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on January 24, 2006, 06:05:00 AM
                In Reply To #58
 http://www.energybulletin.net/12125.html
 
 Maybe this will shine a new light on the whole Iran situation?
 Makes you feel like the propaganda machine is softening up the public to expect a nuclear strike on Iran to prevent them from.....trading oil in Euro's instead of Dollars!                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] bogj on January 25, 2006, 12:23:00 PM
                In Reply To #59
 I read the article.  There are a few problems with it.  First, the dollar is not dwindling.  It is stronger now than it has been since the seventies.  The .com crash combined with the 9/11 attack dealt a serious blow to the stock market but had only a minor effect on the GNP and strength of the dollar.  Second, the driving strength of the europian economy is the most valuable money in the world the british pound.  though the euro is now starting to hold some value it is still second class money because the british refuse give up the pound and integrate with the euro.  russia, china and japan try to trade exclusively with the pound and dollar because it is worth more than any other currency and certainly buys more than any other currency.  to call either the pound or the dollar weak or dwindling is just plain ignorance or propaganda.  third, the saudi monarchy has been oppressing its people for decades.  there have been numerous attempted coups to overthrow them.  these coups have all been put down by the US since the seventies.  the US keeps the monarchy in power, the monarchy controls opec, opec deals only with countries that the US approves.  it has nothing to do with the US blackmailing them with promised gold (the US has not paid a debt with gold bullion since the civil war, nor has england with silver bullion which its economy is based), it has everything to do with keeping the monarchy in power with military might which is the only reason an infidel military base is permitted to exist in islam's holy land.  in modern times the value of a currency is based not on bullion but on a complex formula involving debts, gnp, imports, exports and enough variables to make a mathematician's head spin.  that article sounds like propaganda.  its taking half truths and relying on the readers ignorance to assert fallacies.                        

 

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Title: Movie Reviews
Post by: [archive] EPOBot on January 25, 2006, 12:47:00 PM
                In Reply To #60
 Let's see how this will turn out for Uncle Sam...
 
 Udenyable facts:
 -No one ever "produces" oil, they just pump it up.
 -The need for oil is rising all the time.
 -Take the oil away, and the economy comes to a standtill.
 -Even stagnating oil supplies have a serious impact on economic growth, let alone a declining one.
 -Alternative energy sources require lots of oil to develop.
 
 I know it all seems like propaganda, but it all makes sense to me. The fuel IS running out. Especially the cheap.                        

 

                                                  
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on June 28, 2010, 08:56:58 PM
ye mite wanna check the "Who killed the electric car documentary" mon?
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Oscar on July 06, 2010, 04:23:28 PM
So I watched Thirst (Bakjwi) , by Chan-wook Park. Movie about priest who turns into vampire against his will.
Pretty good movie, and you'll like it if you like Park's style in general.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Oscar on July 21, 2010, 09:32:50 AM
Eraserhead.
Great visuals, audio and atmosphere. Couldn't quite unlock it, although I let myself "go with the flow" for the first time.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on July 27, 2010, 05:27:38 PM
Robocop :

Mon that be one movie that be resistin the passage o time!!!  :rock: :drink: :lolabove: :clap:
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on August 13, 2010, 10:41:58 PM
The interview:
With the possible exception of trainspotting myselves have come to the conclusion that only two types of people enjoy theatre play style movies (where there is only one scenario kinda thingie):
1)The people who made them and think of them as their artistic statement
2)the gay baby boomers who write and/or read the NY times

Also Buscemi gets to fondle SIena Miller,yay


Predators:
The vagina face alien rastafaris were too distracted by Adrian brody's massive body workout program before being decapitated by his real weapon,his razor sharp nose

(fun pop corn flick I be guessins)
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Aydoo on October 09, 2010, 09:54:28 AM
30 Days of Night: Dark Days

Even more of a departure from the Graphic Novel than the first movie. They managed to keep the look of the vampires consistant even though the budget was much lower. They raped alot of the characters and killed 90% of the Graphic Novel's plot line (Dane... :<) with the opening and the ending pretty much being the only consistant parts.

Let Me In

Now this movie was absolutely stunning. The vampire and supernatural part of the movie took a backseat to the innocent love story of two kids. The direction easily evokes emotion while tiptoeing around the horror thats next door. Honestly the best vampire story since Bram Stokers.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on October 09, 2010, 03:00:08 PM
The american version for dyslexics with the blondified vamp or the original swedish one(inexplicably less blondish despite 90% o the cast being blonde)?
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: MooCHa on October 10, 2010, 01:42:31 AM
Watched  Kick Ass and was rather suprised at it being a pretty ok movie.

@Gostro

Love Nukulear Pit  :clap:
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on October 10, 2010, 08:54:13 AM
Hehehes thankies Moochator, I love the lil feller!


Saw Strange Days the other day!screenplay written by mr Cameron
Kinda fun in da sequences where the iron fleshed negro lassie kicks majors butt n gets the girlguy at ze ending:rock:
I be wonderin from what specific comic or book or other he shamelessly ripped the idea froms though.... :chinscratch:
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on October 19, 2010, 02:39:26 AM
Resident Evil somethins (latest ones):
If I were a telepathic infant n the actors were me action figure toy thingies n I had the hots fer me one female GI Joe Ninja telepathic mary sue character toy this movie wud be the result.
Madame Jovovich be as beautiful as ever but age be begginin ta show (embrace her pleasies someones before it be too late?)

Splice:
Awesomes! Reminded me a bit o the fly with bein a very solid movie of it's own with respectable sci fi n really good effects takin second place ta the development n settin up o the characters,really really goods :P
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: _username on October 19, 2010, 02:50:42 AM
The new Elm Street was...decent.  I saw a lot of people who consider themselves Elm Street Diehards, and they were all trashing the new film, but...I never considered the first one to be some kind of pinnacle in film making.  The guy they got for Freddie (same guy who played Rorshach in The Watchmen) did a pretty good job.  There weren't any cheap scares, but the "creepy nightmare atmosphere" wasn't quite as good as films like The Cell or Silent Hill.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on October 19, 2010, 03:19:05 AM
The new Elm Street was...decent.  I saw a lot of people who consider themselves Elm Street Diehards, and they were all trashing the new film, but...I never considered the first one to be some kind of pinnacle in film making.  The guy they got for Freddie (same guy who played Rorshach in The Watchmen) did a pretty good job.  There weren't any cheap scares, but the "creepy nightmare atmosphere" wasn't quite as good as films like The Cell or Silent Hill.

Wethinks 'is name be Jack or Jackie Early Halley or somethins like that?
Aye,he be lookin like avin the right vibe to play the Krueger fella!
Shame ta hear bout the atmo thingie but I still wants ta see how good it goes ("I don't wanna watch,chad!Is she dead yet?" girlfriendrantsatthecinemawhothengethackedtodeathbyrealpsychoatthebathroomafterthemoviewhenchadwantstohavesex horror movies usually bores me)
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on October 24, 2010, 07:05:21 PM
Saw "The last airbender"
As much as I loves riding the bash Shaymalan Bandwagon,the original source material was pretty shitty already n I can actually relate to the poor fool directing this thingie.
The  only way he could include even 20% of the stuffs fans demanded HAD ta be theres was ta do the unbelevably dull montage transition that be makin up 99% o this movie.
The effects,plot, and original idea I already despised brought a new level of perception to mes

Now I knows how an elderly granma with cataracts feels likes when she be sittin in a sofa knittin n her grandchildren be hooked playin some dull video game or other that seems nothing but a bunch of flashy things ocasionally surrounding humanoid figures and emitting some incomprehensible noise that be disruptin the peace

(Ohs and if there be on thing I despise more than  japanese animation/comic plater eyed thingies,be bad western imitation of japanese animation/comic plater eyed thingies,because these lack even the over the top violence n rapey rape rape sex the original source material generously segregates)

A solid 5 yarns of 5 yarns!

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Hug yer granmas
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on October 25, 2010, 02:25:47 AM
The lost Boys (3) The thirst:

This be a nice brinback to eigthies slay vamps by the dozens and could actually be rolleds as an over the top Hunter The reckonin gamey as wells!
Wasnt expecting it ta be so entertainings (specially if ya get that feminine hygiene commercial referencies!!!)
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on November 11, 2010, 06:00:00 AM
Made a review o the super man shazam dc showcase animated flickie:

http://chronicles-of-the-spider-weave.blogspot.com/2010/11/re-sight-time-superman-shazaaaaaam.html (http://chronicles-of-the-spider-weave.blogspot.com/2010/11/re-sight-time-superman-shazaaaaaam.html)

(sorry fer spammin me blog linkies)
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: _username on November 11, 2010, 08:16:49 PM
Holy shit.  The first thing that came to mind was...would living in the age of coke drops be worth the absence of indoor plumbing?
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Aydoo on November 11, 2010, 08:23:19 PM
Saw RED in theatres last night. Loved it well worth the money. All the characters were charming and it fit well with the graphic novel's tone.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on February 09, 2011, 04:16:26 AM
Saws Black Swan n like dit a lots.

Many peoples ad criticized Portman's exhasperating painful expressions as overactins but twas actually well definins o the psychological n physical pressure the jobbie n situations like the one described actually inflict.
Less miss this timey than the fountain (loved ze Jodorowsky comic style visuals but the plot was crappier than an emo poem written on a turds)

N Casell be a winner :comegetsome:
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Oscar on February 24, 2011, 05:33:40 PM
Machete
What a fuking bullshit. What I wanted: knife gore (kind of what intro promised), but what I got: basic action at best and mediocre humor. Add to that, the akwardly bright and twisted political message. First it was black stereotypes, so now it's replaced with white stereotypes? Im so fucking disapointed.
I won't even fucking bother to explain.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: _username on February 25, 2011, 02:09:39 AM
Mexican stereotypes.  Made even funnier when you watch it in a packed theater in a shitty little town on the Mexican border.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on February 25, 2011, 02:17:58 AM
Did they likes its????
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: _username on February 25, 2011, 02:50:24 AM
They laughed at the Mexican stereotypes at least as much as I laughed at the "Texas white guy" stereotypes.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: WhiteRussian on February 26, 2011, 02:28:29 AM
Machete
What a fuking bullshit. What I wanted: knife gore (kind of what intro promised), but what I got: basic action at best and mediocre humor. Add to that, the akwardly bright and twisted political message. First it was black stereotypes, so now it's replaced with white stereotypes? Im so fucking disapointed.
I won't even fucking bother to explain.

Agreed 100%. The movie straight up sucked ass.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on March 12, 2011, 02:09:04 PM
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/3462849/ITV-pulls-plug-on-Poirot-after-22-years.html (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/3462849/ITV-pulls-plug-on-Poirot-after-22-years.html)

Poirot got axed :(
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on March 15, 2011, 01:28:14 PM
Afters so manny passings of Janos,saws the 1994 Frankenstein movie that apparently no one in this nation can remembers.

(http://www.lancs.ac.uk/depts/philosophy/courses/100/frankenstein1.jpg)
Actually liked the big theatre-likes overacting opposed to Deniro's monster calmness!

Dunno whyes so many people think this movie was inferiors to Coppola's Dracula when the opposite seems trues,n mosto teh critics read seem to frogets it was quite lotyal to the origina book,specially into as what concerns ta the appereance n disposition o the monster
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: _username on March 16, 2011, 12:04:09 AM
In Dracula, the only good performances were from Hopkins and Oldman.  Everybody else (especially Neo) were pretty meh.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: PGM1961 on March 16, 2011, 12:15:30 AM
In Dracula, the only good performances were from Hopkins and Oldman.  Everybody else (especially Neo) were pretty meh.

I didn't think Keanu did too badly -- Jonathan Harker is supposed to be a boring little wuss... he's a lawyer, fer Chrissakes.  Why else would his woman go for a little fang action?  He's not giving it to her at home.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: VentrueIan on March 16, 2011, 12:17:02 AM
Afters so manny passings of Janos,saws the 1994 Frankenstein movie that apparently no one in this nation can remembers.

(http://www.lancs.ac.uk/depts/philosophy/courses/100/frankenstein1.jpg)
Actually liked the big theatre-likes overacting opposed to Deniro's monster calmness!

Dunno whyes so many people think this movie was inferiors to Coppola's Dracula when the opposite seems trues,n mosto teh critics read seem to frogets it was quite lotyal to the origina book,specially into as what concerns ta the appereance n disposition o the monster
Yea, I do remember that one, wasn't one of Deniro's better roles. I could tell they were trying to add realism to it, but it just came across as dark, depressing, and boring.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Rick Gentle on March 16, 2011, 05:07:01 AM
Pretty true to the book, then.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: PGM1961 on March 16, 2011, 06:42:30 AM
Since is the movie reviews thread, has anyone seen Battle L.A. yet?  It looks interesting, and I thought about going to see it tomorrow.  Well, later today, since it's already after midnight.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Oscar on March 16, 2011, 11:34:31 AM
Regarding dracula movies, they both suck. The original would go as parody, and the remake was just plain.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on March 21, 2011, 04:40:43 AM
Johnny Mnemonic in it s extended cut be nowhere as bad as it be often protraye dto bes,specially fer the fefects n budget o the times,n holy benedict terminator preacher Lundgren be one solid +
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on March 21, 2011, 04:16:20 PM
Another memetic potential memorable scene:

(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b289/El_Gostro012/netfusml.jpg)


Definitely convinceds Offkorn came into existence as a projection branched from Keanu in this scene
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: PGM1961 on March 21, 2011, 07:59:09 PM
LOL  I always liked Johnny Mnemonic.  I like Ice-T's character, J-bone.  Anarchist rapper.  Pretty much played himself.

BTW, lacking any reviews, I went to see Battle: Los Angeles.  I liked it.  Lot of similarities to Independence Day, naturally -- both have aliens attacking earth, duh.  But Battle: Los Angeles is much better in my opinion.  More feasible, anyway.

Of course, I still watch Independence Day once in a while, when it comes on FX.  Lots of 'splosions.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on March 30, 2011, 05:10:16 AM
Saws Nirvana,funny that what seems ta be the definitive  genre saavy cyberpunk movie be not by gibson's co nationals but made in Italyes,absolutely very nioces n not sure how the blue eyed lassie has aged since 97 but she be stunningly beautifuls on this celluloidean play:
(http://www.monesi.com/sergio/movies/jan97/nirvana3.jpg)
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: PGM1961 on March 30, 2011, 09:37:54 AM
Hunh.  I will have to watch this.  It also has my favorite fake Highlander, Christopher Lambert.

"There can be only one!  Or, well, maybe two.  Maybe a few more, if they're from another planet, or locked in a mountain by a wizard.  Or maybe a cousin, if it's on TV."
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Gaz on March 31, 2011, 12:38:30 AM
Maybe a few more, if they're from another planet, or locked in a mountain by a wizard.

Ahh... Highlander 2, the movie that shall be disavowed by any fan of the series for being the WORST crap ever, made only slightly less like getting punched in the face by the presence of Sean Connery.  Granted, his magic return made me want to slit my wrists.  Worse movie in a series, EVER.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Gaz on April 10, 2011, 04:25:21 AM
Just got back from watching "Your Highness." 

It was fricken hilarious.  Almost as if it started life as a cheeky porno.  Any movie with a minotaur penis is worth watching once.   :comegetsome:
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Rick Gentle on April 10, 2011, 04:28:22 AM
Almost as if it started life as a cheeky porno.  Any movie with a minotaur penis is worth watching once.   :comegetsome:
Welcome to Hollywood. It used to be "Let's do lunch", but now it's "Let's do lunch... IN MY PANTS!! Ooooh, SNAP!"
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: PGM1961 on April 10, 2011, 04:41:38 AM
I was thinking about going to see that "Your Highness" tomorrow.  I think I will.  I mean, if Gaz endorses it, what other review do I need?
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Rick Gentle on April 10, 2011, 04:44:05 AM
A bad review in the newspapers or on T.V. shows. That's the TRUE test of quality for a movie - all the noted public critics hate it.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: PGM1961 on April 10, 2011, 04:51:05 AM
Seriously, that's my normal test for sci-fi or fantasy.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Rick Gentle on April 10, 2011, 04:52:39 AM
Didn't "Avatar" get good reviews?  *cough*
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: PGM1961 on April 10, 2011, 05:19:27 AM
Yeah.  That shows it's not 100% reliable.

Actually, Avatar was okay, if unoriginal.  The 3D was a lot better than the plot.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Porphyria on April 10, 2011, 05:21:15 AM
Just got back from watching "Your Highness." 

It was fricken hilarious.  Almost as if it started life as a cheeky porno.  Any movie with a minotaur penis is worth watching once.   :comegetsome:

I heard it was good from someone else too :)
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Rick Gentle on April 10, 2011, 06:17:02 AM
This minotaur penis must be very popular... >.>

And this in the wake of Porphyria's entirely-too-enthustiastic exclamation about "The Blowjobs of Bloodlines!". *coughagain*
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on April 10, 2011, 10:37:21 AM
So finallyes wasables to almost fully watch a Harry POtter flick,when added assurance that a lot of people died in this adorable consolation trip for nerdie foureyes n sexually insecure school girls.

Anyhos the movie was brilliant,n revealed itself bein situated in the D&D campaigns verses as all magic users be seemins ta require high INT scores but dramatically lacking WIS points or common common sense.

Oooohs what to say,where to begin!

"The trace":
Considerin the queen subjects seem mostly ok with cameras filming every time they release gases into the atmosphere or emergency empty their bladders this shouldnt be much of an issue..except you're a teenager with inevitable urges to engage in,among other things,masturbation.

Tragedy:
Didnt see the guyser with the ridicolous eye patch bite it :(



"Hey! let s risk our lives to move this guy acting as decoys since the forces of unspeakable dark ancient evil of wizard society are looking for him specifically and take him to a safe and sccret location where we will conduct a wedding where every important person in wizard society will beinvited and know about the fact that we have the chosen one here and therefore expose ourselves...brilliant!"

"My wand cannot kill him because bla blah,and since using any other wand does not represent a problem for me to use to kill the bastard I have bought time needed for the final combat and it s not like I could just conjure a gun and kill the brat"

"It's not like we have a detectopolymorpho spell to know who is a doppelganger"

"It's not like we're friggin wizards and can conjure forth some sort of oracle spirit,a bloody map,body armor or invisibility spells in public to avoid detection,furthermore,we should always carry our ID on in case we get busted by a party of comically underpowered fledgeling mooks"

"Why would i put a missile launcher,hi caliber guns,bombs,grenades,cars,flying vehicles,anti magic charms,magic items of power,vicious beasts,weapons.etc in my infinite bag of holding when I can just put a shameless self promotion book and my boyfriends and my best "friend"'s underwear (taken without their permission) and a crummy tent in it?

"Why shoudl we inmediately claim a reward for getting the big one when we can waste time asking a family of idiots to conjure a guy who will instantly materialize,whetherhe liek sit or not,if you jusrt spell his fucking name."

"Oh uh we have trouble summoning our dark master because we just can t pronounce his hilarious name and..oi! the prisioneres are escaping!

People in ancient england seem to be so retarded to the poin that death itself got so lazy it felt cheated when three guys decided to build a bridge to cross a river.
"Oh so you feel cheated because pedestrians are supposed to drown in the river? so if I m not a wizard and there is a physical barrier like a body of water,a precipice or a gaping hole impeding my arrival to the other side then i should march on blindly like a character from lemmings or a retarded frogger?"
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: VentrueIan on April 10, 2011, 11:08:37 AM
Maybe a few more, if they're from another planet, or locked in a mountain by a wizard.

Ahh... Highlander 2, the movie that shall be disavowed by any fan of the series for being the WORST crap ever, made only slightly less like getting punched in the face by the presence of Sean Connery.  Granted, his magic return made me want to slit my wrists.  Worse movie in a series, EVER.

I thought it was funny that every other highlander movie after II just pretended like that shit never happened. Not that the series as a whole had ANY sense of continuity.  The only consistency? Lots and lots of decapitations.  :cometome:
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Rick Gentle on April 10, 2011, 11:08:55 AM
So finallyes wasables to almost fully watch a Harry POtter flick,when added assurance that a lot of people died in this adorable consolation trip for nerdie foureyes n sexually insecure school girls.
Are we talking about Hermione or Bella Swan?

And I'll tell you what, El Gostro... the movie you saw is the culmination of the entire series. It was supposed to be the BEST one.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on April 11, 2011, 01:08:49 AM
And I'll tell you what, El Gostro... the movie you saw is the culmination of the entire series. It was supposed to be the BEST one.


Eep... if in this universe I's ever gets stuck,will make sures I's stick to half witted barbarian fighter type primate,probably will have better survival rate than stickins with the higher ups of secret magic society

----------------------

MUST WATCHS cellulloid party times!

HARDWARE (also knowns as  MArk 13)

(http://www.cyberpunkreview.com/images/hardware2.jpg)

Unholy cybernetic bio mecanic turd,this be a must see !
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Rick Gentle on April 11, 2011, 01:31:31 AM
Take out the U.S. flag and that could be a skull probe from Warhammer 40K.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: PGM1961 on April 11, 2011, 01:56:42 AM
Hardware was good.  Scavenger boyfriend (who searches the wasteland for old war material to sell) brings home head of old war robot, and gives it to sculptor girlfriend to help with her work.  All in post-apocalyptic 'Mad Max'/Blade Runner-type world.  Cool stuff.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Saintly pants on April 11, 2011, 12:41:53 PM
There are a whole lot of movies that are so bad they are good. But there is a certain sub faction among those that are so bad they are awesome. I think off "Commando" and "Rocky 4".

You can intentionally make a movie so bad it's good by studying your tropes well, but making it so bad it's awesome requires having al the pieces fall into place by some unlogical means that can never be named because it's impossible to describe.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: PGM1961 on April 11, 2011, 02:30:36 PM
Like Big Trouble in Little China.  Awesome.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Oscar on April 11, 2011, 02:38:40 PM
I have been watching movies that by some reason haven't seen yet (that could be considered classics that averyone should see):

Taxi driver
Raging Bull

Both very good, but I preferred taxi driver. Im bit exchausted of the working day to put further comments.  :chinscratch:
Yea yea and shame on me.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Porphyria on April 11, 2011, 07:41:14 PM
I watched Taxi Driver recently. I didn't "get" it.  Guy meets girl, girl dumps guy, guy goes on a killing spree over a hooker? Um ok.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Malavis on April 11, 2011, 08:46:02 PM
The Plot of Avatar Summarized In About a Minute Complete With Visual Aids (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9bsHAXwaEE#ws)


'nuff said.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Oscar on April 11, 2011, 08:55:45 PM
I watched Taxi Driver recently. I didn't "get" it.  Guy meets girl, girl dumps guy, guy goes on a killing spree over a hooker? Um ok.

He was Vietnam vet who was disgusted with how the city was, but more like alienation from society leading to desperation, hatred and violent outburst. It wasn't so much for chivalry, but to direct the hatred and frustration to something and blowing off war trauma.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on May 02, 2011, 04:44:21 AM
People who say the Dr Strange movie sucked werent high and riding a magenta dragon tapir with mech wings

(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b289/El_Gostro012/vlcsnap-2011-05-02-00h19m12s207.png)
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on May 05, 2011, 05:33:50 AM
Thor was a very well dones flick both fer it's original material n intended wide non comic hogging  nor wiki consulting audience,much be owed ta master o the over the topness n gorgon voiced Master Brannagh of celluloidean Vibrating Lance lore!
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Porphyria on May 13, 2011, 04:39:20 AM
I watched Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. It was a whim, but there were a lot of Decepticons in it, which was coolio. I don't really have to review it, as it's basically a special effects fest. I found it kinda difficult to watch at times because there are so many special effects and CGI that it becomes hard to even see what's going on.

I did notice Megan Fox stood around with her mouth hanging open a lot. More robotic than the robots....

I need a burning question answered though. I watched it in the 80s. Wasn't it Megatron who was supposed to turn into a giant gun? Didn't one of them do that?
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Ventrueloquist on May 13, 2011, 11:04:05 AM
I watched Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. It was a whim, but there were a lot of Decepticons in it, which was coolio. I don't really have to review it, as it's basically a special effects fest. I found it kinda difficult to watch at times because there are so many special effects and CGI that it becomes hard to even see what's going on.

I did notice Megan Fox stood around with her mouth hanging open a lot. More robotic than the robots....

I need a burning question answered though. I watched it in the 80s. Wasn't it Megatron who was supposed to turn into a giant gun? Didn't one of them do that?

I think there is a special clause in Megan Fox's contract that demands a certain minimum of scenes where she has her mouth open (to lure adolescent boys to buy movie tickets or something). Or perhaps the director says "Megan, could you open your mouth in this scene, for no particular reason". I don't think she's that hot personally and I never go to see a movie because there are hot girls in it. I agree that the Transformers in the movies are sometimes hard to separate, especially in fighting scenes, but if you want mindlessly entertaining action movies you could do worse. 

I also watched the animated television shows and you're right, Megatron does transform into a weapon, a Walther P38 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megatron_%28Transformers%29. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megatron_%28Transformers%29.)

Thor was a really well done movie, with both impressive scenery and funny moments.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Porphyria on May 13, 2011, 03:11:30 PM

I think there is a special clause in Megan Fox's contract that demands a certain minimum of scenes where she has her mouth open (to lure adolescent boys to buy movie tickets or something). Or perhaps the director says "Megan, could you open your mouth in this scene, for no particular reason". I don't think she's that hot personally and I never go to see a movie because there are hot girls in it. I agree that the Transformers in the movies are sometimes hard to separate, especially in fighting scenes, but if you want mindlessly entertaining action movies you could do worse. 

I also watched the animated television shows and you're right, Megatron does transform into a weapon, a Walther P38 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megatron_%28Transformers%29. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megatron_%28Transformers%29.)

Thor was a really well done movie, with both impressive scenery and funny moments.

I knew it! I knew he turned into a gun. Frankly, that would have been more impressive to see.  I guess there is another transformers movie coming this summer, sans Megan Fox but with some other girl with her mouth hanging open. The premise of this one actually looks a bit cooler because it is invasion style stuff. I might go see that. Also Spielberg is in charge. I don't remember that before.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on May 16, 2011, 06:29:14 AM
Backs when I's was I,there used ta be a show on public television channel ran by a famed all timer classic cartoonist names o' Caloi (who invented a character named clemente-a weird chicken likeish being- that be basically to the argentinian stereotypical porteño what Andy cap b to the classic pub rat stereotype) in which shorts o various arsty/independent duders were shown from toons to stop motion (remembers that sandman short where thje kid gets his eyes plucked out?Or a  short involving a battle o mannequins in a warehouse?Or that stop motion version o figaro?) to acid trips all rounds,n Bill Plympton stufff always found it's wy rounds.

Kinda funnyes nows ta reunite with the olden times child I's once was n see new material by this duders,this one called "Idiots and Angels"


http://idiotsandangels.com/ (http://idiotsandangels.com/)

(http://www.idiotsandangels.com/wp-content/uploads/stills0608/IA_01.jpg)



After so  manyes comings n goins of the two faced portal master,still loves this stuff! :cometome:
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on May 20, 2011, 11:26:45 PM
Frist shot o Bane revealed

(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.comicsalliance.com/media/2011/05/bane-xl.jpg)
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Aydoo on May 22, 2011, 06:29:17 AM
Movie called Antichrist, with Willem Dafoe in it.

It'll fuck your world up. You need a Stamina 5 to watch it :X
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Saintly pants on May 27, 2011, 09:38:46 AM
Perfume: The story of a murderer

We used to discuss a part of the book back in school and it looked rather original, so i wanted to see this movie.

A weird guy with an extreme sense of smell becomes obsessed with the heavenly perfume that virginal redheads radiate and wants to distill it into a bottle. Serial killing ensues. Sweat gets collected. Empty shells are left behind. Even the main girl doesn't make it. Moral event horizons are crossed. A loving father has one hell of a reason to be pissed.

Swééééééét... How horrible!

The resulting perfume allows our dude to take over the world with pure presence alone. A mass orgy breaks out, the bishop humps a hooker in public and even daddy dearest forgives the bastard.

However, in the end, there is still no one who wants to have sex with the hero.

I recommend this movie and the book because it's original and fetishy to the extreme. I can't guarantee you guys will like it tough. Also: If you think redheads are hot you will come buckets. This flick features some of the finest specimens of that subspecies of girls ever.   :drink:
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Gaz on May 27, 2011, 03:29:52 PM
The Hangover 2:

One of the funniest movies I have ever seen. 

I also learned things from it:

When they say Asians are not well endowed, they really meant it.
A tiny monkey who's trained to give blow jobs is funny in any language (once you forget about the hep viris and all)
Bangkok is a hell of a town. (I suspected this last bit.)

A must see movie, Mothafookas!
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Porphyria on May 27, 2011, 06:35:24 PM
However, in the end, there is still no one who wants to have sex with the hero.

*giggles*  Sorry...
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Ventrueloquist on May 28, 2011, 04:31:29 PM
However, in the end, there is still no one who wants to have sex with the hero.

Maybe he should have tried using AXE or any other perfume that will instantly get ladies to want to have sex with you (according to their commercials). I haven't seen the film or read the book, but it seems like a really good and different story. Perhaps I'll read the book, which is originally in German. When it comes to books or movies always go for the original when possible. Translation and, even worse, dubbing really ruins the experience I think. You can't get better than the original, so why bother with anything less than the original.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Oscar on May 28, 2011, 05:30:13 PM
The Hangover 2:

One of the funniest movies I have ever seen. 

I also learned things from it:

When they say Asians are not well endowed, they really meant it.
A tiny monkey who's trained to give blow jobs is funny in any language (once you forget about the hep viris and all)
Bangkok is a hell of a town. (I suspected this last bit.)

A must see movie, Mothafookas!

Many said that the original hangover was hilarious, but I didn't laugh much. Is the second better than the first in your opinion?
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: _username on May 28, 2011, 06:56:07 PM
If you didn't like the first one, you won't like the second one.  They're both the same flavor of comedy.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Rick Gentle on May 28, 2011, 08:49:21 PM
Perfume: The story of a murderer
...
I recommend this movie and the book because it's original and fetishy to the extreme. I can't guarantee you guys will like it tough. Also: If you think redheads are hot you will come buckets. This flick features some of the finest specimens of that subspecies of girls ever.   :drink:
I saw most of this movie a while ago, and I liked it because it stretched the bounds of what people can consider "beautiful", especially the crazy ones. It's very Slaaneshi, if you keep up with the Warhammer or Warhammer 40K universes.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Porphyria on May 28, 2011, 10:18:20 PM
If you didn't like the first one, you won't like the second one.  They're both the same flavor of comedy.

You won't like them if you don't enjoy laughing at stupid and absurd situations. Random shit. I actually find them really funny. But I like a lot of comedy.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on June 13, 2011, 02:53:07 AM
The x men first class movie is hilarious:
Now I's knows that Villa Gesell is actually in Rio Negro and that place by the beach is a lie.
And the spanish they spoke?
 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Nows I's dont wannna go on an anti american rant here ,but ares on the verge of believing a large part of the reason why americans are universally perceived as blathering incompetent ignorants is largely due to how their own media ends up portraying them.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: PGM1961 on June 13, 2011, 03:08:06 AM
I'm forced to agree with Gostro.  I cringe every time I see some inbred mouth-breather featured in some 'man on the street' interview.  Even the redneck relatives on my father's side are smarter than most of those idiots.  Why does the media insist on using the most ignorant dumbasses they can find to represent the American people?  The same goes for our political candidates... they only represent the extreme viewpoints, not the majority of Americans.  Unfortunately, moderates don't get the headlines... only the radicals.

As for X-Men: First Class... well, the best I can say is that it was slightly better than the Wolverine movie.  Even though it was full of inconsistencies with the Marvel universe (and even the X-Men movies.).
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Porphyria on June 13, 2011, 08:35:11 AM
What's really up with this glut of superhero movies. It seems like it's almost all there is at the show anymore. Week after week, hero after hero. I admit even I went to Thor (hello eyecandy) but in all seriousness, are we really all feeling that inadequate and powerless as people anymore?? That we have to watch superheroes to be happy? Either that or vampires. We are a bunch of lame-ass bitches.

Maybe I shouldn't even bother psychoanalyzing it. No one can tell a vampire or a super-hero what to do. But to keep it on topic, I saw that Priest movie. Flimsy, no characters.....enh.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Oscar on June 13, 2011, 10:16:31 AM
The Eagle
Roman general wishes to be commanded to Britain in order to restore his fathers shame of losing the roman eagle (and to punish himself perhaps). It was entertaining, but not much more. With the resources, they should have made more battleoriented historical movie rather than few men's personal guerilla styled adventure to barbarian land.

Hanna
Story of man and his daughter, who he trains in northern Finland to become perfect killer and avenge their family's dark past. Biggest problem personally was, that this movie didn't quite know what it wanted to be. Survival, action, drama.. all mashed up into one. I liked the drama / adventure parts best, and they should have been more personal about the overall story. Revenge starts to be washed up.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: RIFK on June 13, 2011, 12:22:40 PM
The x men first class movie is hilarious:
Now I's knows that Villa Gesell is actually in Rio Negro and that place by the beach is a lie.
And the spanish they spoke?
 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Nows I's dont wannna go on an anti american rant here ,but ares on the verge of believing a large part of the reason why americans are universally perceived as blathering incompetent ignorants is largely due to how their own media ends up portraying them.

I'm forced to agree with Gostro.  I cringe every time I see some inbred mouth-breather featured in some 'man on the street' interview.  Even the redneck relatives on my father's side are smarter than most of those idiots.  Why does the media insist on using the most ignorant dumbasses they can find to represent the American people?  The same goes for our political candidates... they only represent the extreme viewpoints, not the majority of Americans.  Unfortunately, moderates don't get the headlines... only the radicals.

As for X-Men: First Class... well, the best I can say is that it was slightly better than the Wolverine movie.  Even though it was full of inconsistencies with the Marvel universe (and even the X-Men movies.).

Uh, I'm pretty sure every other country has just as many stereotypical idiots. People bash the USA way too fucking much without realizing some of the much dumber shit going on around them that other countries are responsible of.

I'll just leave this here: http://i.imgur.com/wfcTZ.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/wfcTZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Oscar on June 13, 2011, 12:48:35 PM
(http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l208/Iku-Turso/s_561131.jpg)
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: WhiteRussian on June 13, 2011, 03:28:27 PM
^^^^^^  :rock:
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on June 13, 2011, 04:39:09 PM
That was a real argument breaker hehehs,though in myes case I'd add a "fuck,cant buy that...stupid currency rates for imports :("
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: PGM1961 on June 13, 2011, 06:17:57 PM
Uh, I'm pretty sure every other country has just as many stereotypical idiots. People bash the USA way too fucking much without realizing some of the much dumber shit going on around them that other countries are responsible of.

I'll just leave this here: http://i.imgur.com/wfcTZ.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/wfcTZ.jpg)

Never said the U.S. has more than our share of idiots.  I'm saying that the news media seems to go out of their way to find the most stupid people they can for on-air interviews... at least here in Texas.  It doesn't help our image.

It also doesn't help our image when the only politicians who seem to get the sound bites are the radical ones, who either represent the religious right or the ultra-liberal left.  The politicians in the middle, who are the majority, don't get the publicity because they don't say anything stupid, they don't send naked pictures on Facebook, and they don't sexually harass the interns assigned to their office.  All they do is talk about the 'issues', which nobody cares about.

I like the link you posted, showing that the idiots in that picture were European, instead of American.  There's a Finnish website, which shows plenty of stupid Europeans: http://kuvaton.com (http://kuvaton.com)  I can only read the ones in English, but the US-bashing seems to be kept to a minimum.  It looks like a fair cross-section of stupidity.   :smile:
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Porphyria on June 13, 2011, 08:54:08 PM


Never said the U.S. has more than our share of idiots.  I'm saying that the news media seems to go out of their way to find the most stupid people they can for on-air interviews... at least here in Texas.  It doesn't help our image.

It also doesn't help our image when the only politicians who seem to get the sound bites are the radical ones, who either represent the religious right or the ultra-liberal left.



Well, Alex Jones gets a lot of sounds bites right from "the heart of Texas" and he is "non-partisan", un huh.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Rick Gentle on June 13, 2011, 10:47:48 PM
Holy shizzle! Red vs. Blue! It's EVERYWHERE!!

Though England/the United Kingdom isn't part of the European Union, so it's weird to see them under that flag...
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Oscar on June 14, 2011, 05:29:53 AM
Wat?
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: RIFK on June 14, 2011, 11:55:48 AM
Uh, I'm pretty sure every other country has just as many stereotypical idiots. People bash the USA way too fucking much without realizing some of the much dumber shit going on around them that other countries are responsible of.

I'll just leave this here: http://i.imgur.com/wfcTZ.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/wfcTZ.jpg)

Never said the U.S. has more than our share of idiots.  I'm saying that the news media seems to go out of their way to find the most stupid people they can for on-air interviews... at least here in Texas.  It doesn't help our image.

It also doesn't help our image when the only politicians who seem to get the sound bites are the radical ones, who either represent the religious right or the ultra-liberal left.  The politicians in the middle, who are the majority, don't get the publicity because they don't say anything stupid, they don't send naked pictures on Facebook, and they don't sexually harass the interns assigned to their office.  All they do is talk about the 'issues', which nobody cares about.

I like the link you posted, showing that the idiots in that picture were European, instead of American.  There's a Finnish website, which shows plenty of stupid Europeans: http://kuvaton.com (http://kuvaton.com)  I can only read the ones in English, but the US-bashing seems to be kept to a minimum.  It looks like a fair cross-section of stupidity.   :smile:

Off-topic: Texas is honestly where I plan to move after I get my career started. The people seem friendlier than almost everywhere else in the USA. As a firearms enthusiast the laws regarding firearms are pretty awesome there too. I hate it here in Maryland. Nothing but old people, weeaboos, fat-headed jocks, gothfags, and white people who wished they were black.

On-topic: I wasn't implying you said that. I too acknowledge the idiocy that anything with a record button seems to attract. I just think the USA gets way too much shit for said idiocy when the same thing goes on in every other country too. People like picking on the USA for some reason. I'll never understand it.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Ventrueloquist on June 14, 2011, 03:36:43 PM
I thought X-Men : First class was great, the best X-men movie to date. Sure there were inconsistencies, but that's expected when you consider that this movie is a reboot (and a prequel to boot). Every other X-men movie before this, always had some element(s) that brought the whole experience down somewhat (most blatant in the Wolverine movie), so that they became good instead of great.

Being Swedish, I don't find Americans that stupid. It's just a prejudice that some people like to keep alive, because the truth is much more complex and boring. I see USA more as a land that spans both extremes, good and bad/brilliant and stupid/extravagant and sparse.

The people who shout the loudest are the ones who are going to be heard the most - that's an unfortunate truth. People/statements that are "reasonable" aren't considered newsworthy and so the media reports other more inviting stories that will get higher ratings, stories that are easier to sell. At least, if they don't take their jobs serious. In Sweden we also have e.g. newspapers that are no more than gossip mongering don't-check-the-facts-on-a-good-story kind of media, so it's not just an American problem of reporting a skewed picture of reality. 
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Saintly pants on June 18, 2011, 09:47:44 AM
"Battle Royale"

My expectations were so high a dissapointment was inevitable. Here i was thinking this would be a movie about Gogo Yubari gleefully slaughtering all competition (or tricking them into doing it for her) and ultimately cutting Kitano's dick off (or something equally exessive) and what i got was some kind of poor mans Clockwork orange that starts out pretty dope but then gets progressively more boring. It shurely has its moments but i left me with a "You ran out of ink, didn't yah you bastards?" feeling once again. A frequent flaw in anything from Japan it seems.

Also, what's up with Kitano? At first he is TOTALLY scary, capable of difusing a bomb by just staring at it. Then he seemed to realize that he acted way too much for one movie and proceded to do random goofy shit for no reason at all and...whatever. Was he looking for that one special student with a pure heart to off him? Who knows??

Still, the killing scenes are pretty fun. I never seen a machine gun with such a huge clip and such low accuracy.

It's an ok movie, but absolutely not the all consuming masterpiece that some incredibly cool people believe it to be.

And there was almost no Gogo, damit!
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on June 18, 2011, 09:57:54 AM
Bloody bastards,tehy won t put  Green Wilder movie till august on local cinemas!!!!  :irritated:

Oh torrents how I's loves thees!
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: WhiteRussian on June 18, 2011, 09:12:33 PM
Green Lantern fucking sucked.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: PGM1961 on June 19, 2011, 01:07:59 AM
I thought Green Lantern was okay entertainment for a Saturday.  Nothing too bad, just nothing too great either.  Slow parts in the middle, but overall they did okay.  Then again, my expectations were rather low compared to Thor or Captain America, because I read those titles more as a kid.  Someone who was really a fan of Green Lantern might feel differently.

X-Men: First Class was better than GL, though.  Great acting, good characterization.  Better than X-Men 3 also, although not as good as X-Men 2, which was the best one of the series as far as I'm concerned.

Captain America should rock, judging by the trailers.  I'll be really bummed if it doesn't.

Harry Potter 7: part 2 -- When the series started, you didn't have to read the books to enjoy the movies.  But after seeing HP7: part 1, I think that anyone who did not read the last book will be too lost to enjoy the last movie at all.  There is just too much stuff in there that wasn't in the other movies.  That was the main complaint most reviewers had about Deathly Hallows pt 1...  too much exposition, and too little story/action.

Anyone here going to see Transformers 3?  hehe  I might, if I'm really bored that weekend.  Again, my expectations are really low.

Cowboys & Aliens -- interesting concept, and fortunately it looks very little like the graphic novel (which I thought was rather corny).  I hope it's good, because I like Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford (and after the last Indiana Jones, HF needs a good movie).
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Porphyria on June 19, 2011, 08:52:04 AM
Oh my god, I just want to see a movie with NO SUPERHEROES in it. I saw the preview for Green Lantern when I went and saw Thor and I almost laughed it looked so cheesy. I went and saw the Green Hornet and as a result I walked out hating Seth Rogan. Since I don't mind Ryan Reynolds as a comedian, I do not want to ruin that too.

I want to see Super 8 and I DO want to see the Transformers movie. Because I saw the preview, because there are no superheroes in it, because I was an 80s kid, and because this time it's apocalypse-transformers from space! And then after that I am going to see Conan, who IS NOT A Superhero, he is JUST A GUY!
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Oscar on June 19, 2011, 09:00:29 AM
^ I know I have washed out the term "gay", but new conan is FUCKING GAY!
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Rick Gentle on June 19, 2011, 11:28:30 AM
Because I saw the preview, because there are no superheroes in it, because I was an 80s kid
A new Duck Tales movie! Who's with me?!
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: WhiteRussian on June 19, 2011, 03:31:14 PM
^ I know I have washed out the term "gay", but new conan is FUCKING GAY!


 :rofl:   :rock:
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Porphyria on June 19, 2011, 04:17:37 PM
Because I saw the preview, because there are no superheroes in it, because I was an 80s kid
A new Duck Tales movie! Who's with me?!

That would be fucked lol
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Saintly pants on June 19, 2011, 04:38:15 PM
"Duck tales! Whoohoo!"

Thanks a lot now i can't get that out of my head for the rest of the day.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on June 19, 2011, 06:24:31 PM
Because I saw the preview, because there are no superheroes in it, because I was an 80s kid
A new Duck Tales movie! Who's with me?!

That would be fucked lol
"Duck tales! Whoohoo!"

Thanks a lot now i can't get that out of my head for the rest of the day.

Oh you didnt know,there's a trailer and everything

DuckTales in Real Life (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfIIvMPk-uw#ws)
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on June 19, 2011, 06:49:16 PM
 wrong post :facepalm:
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: _username on June 19, 2011, 08:01:11 PM
Monstro!  Why did you spoil this thread by allowing bleed-over from the WTF thread?!?
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on June 19, 2011, 08:14:03 PM
Oops,derailment fixture in progress!
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: PGM1961 on June 19, 2011, 09:41:31 PM
A new Duck Tales movie! Who's with me?!

I think I'm sorting my lint collection that weekend...
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Porphyria on June 19, 2011, 09:45:10 PM
I want to go and see a movie in IMAX. Is it worth it? Who has been to one? Share experience :)
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: _username on July 01, 2011, 09:07:24 PM
It's been a while since I lived near an IMAX theater, but I always thought it was pretty cool.

Also, Transformers 3 was pretty badass.  The 3D worked a little more seamlessly than it did in other recent 3D action films like Thor.  There was approximately 90% less blatant racist stereotypes among the Autobots, compared to the second movie.  The new girl is an adequate replacement for Megan Fox, but both characters were really just there as eye candy.

A few of the characters took a level in badass (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TookALevelInBadass).  Sam is still kind of a twerp, but he punches the shit out of a guy later in the movie.  Megatron is just gnarly these days.  He's cruel, ruthless and has these nasty little repair bots crawling in and out of holes in his face.

There was a lot of funny little things here and there, so it definitely doesn't fall into the trap of taking itself too seriously.  Worth catching in the theater, if you're into Michael-Bay-Splosions kind of thing.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Porphyria on July 02, 2011, 12:40:04 AM
Also just got back from Transformers. Just the 2D. I do agree that the robot scenes were much better and much more of it, but it still could have been half an hour shorter. But the robots were easier to see and it seemed clearer.

That is pretty much where it began to suck for me. The plot was nothing short of ridiculous. I know it is not about the plot, in this type of movie, but still. Girlfriend sidekick this time was EVEN WORSE than Megan Fox. Mouth hanging open was clearly in evidence. And she had trouty lips. Also I am not one to catch editing mistakes, but she must have changed her shoes 4 times in the final battle area. Yeah, bitch, not even you can do all that shit in heels. I wanted a decepticon to kill her so bad.

Ken Jeong in the bathroom was epic. Fullstop.

While there were some badass looking decepticons this time, Megatron got jacked in this movie. WTF? He was barely in it. He's supposed to be the leader. One of the decepticons looked like a Predator, that was cool.

Meh. And yeah, I'm still going to see Conan and I don't care. :p~~~~
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: PGM1961 on July 02, 2011, 01:18:43 AM
I'm going to see Transformers 3 this weekend, probably Sunday (or maybe tonight...).  Basically, there's nothing else opening this weekend that I want to see (sorry Tom Hanks).  I don't have very high expectations for this one, so maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised.  Hey, it worked for Green Lantern.

Come on, Captain America!  Sorry Porphyria; I know you're tired of superhero movies and the summer's barely half over.  But I used to read Captain America as a kid (and young adult), and unlike Transformers my expectations are really high.  From the trailers, maybe I won't be disappointed.

Also looking forward to Harry Potter, if only to get the thing over with.  'Deathly Hallows I' had too much explanation and not enough action; and while the last movie should be better in that regard, I'm not expecting it to be all that great.  When they started the series, you didn't have to read the books to enjoy the movies; but frankly, I expect anyone who hasn't read the last book to be hopelessly lost in 'Deathly Hallows II'.  To me, the best of the series were Prisoner of Azkaban (HP3) and Half-Blood Prince (HP6).

(If only the Harry Potter screenplays had been written by Peter Jackson... in LOTR, he proved that he knows how to do a faithful book adaptation while leaving out all of the boring crap.  Looking forward to 'The Hobbit'.)
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Signothorn on July 03, 2011, 02:34:04 AM
I finally got around  to watching The Lost Boys: The Thirst. Not terrible but rolled my eyes with the concept of vampiric dentures. Corey Feldman also seemed like he was imitating Dave Mustaine.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: _username on July 03, 2011, 06:52:13 PM
The Lost Boys movies are always entertaining (and always stupid as hell).  The third one was better than the second one, IMO.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: WhiteRussian on July 04, 2011, 03:55:33 AM
I enjoyed the 3rd one.  The second one sucked liquid ass.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on July 04, 2011, 04:38:26 AM
Heheh Can totally see Mustaine in Hunter the reckoning!
N anyhos one has to admit if in our plane,the author of that hygiene ocmmercial was that hot chick it'd actuallyes bes an improvement!!!!

------
Talkin bout Shumacher "this looks kinda gay" movies,just saws his take at ze phantoooooooom of the opeeeraaaaaa

And yeah this guy's really gay
(http://cineyvideo.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/300partedos.jpg)


Like DRacula 2000 really gay...
(http://blstb.msn.com/i/A3/7D383ADA13C1701DFA289463134EFF.jpg)
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: _username on July 05, 2011, 01:40:04 AM
Dracula 2000 was only barely saved by the fact that they got 7 of 9 to be a hawt blood doll.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Ventrueloquist on July 05, 2011, 07:54:44 PM
Signothorn, you have to tell me what movie your user icon displays. A werewolf giving someone the finger? That's just too hilarious!
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: _username on July 06, 2011, 12:18:36 AM
Cursed (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0257516/).  I'm pretty sure that Christina Ricci in the .gif as well.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Signothorn on July 06, 2011, 12:31:32 AM
Cursed (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0257516/).  I'm pretty sure that Christina Ricci in the .gif as well.

Yes, the premise in the scene is Christina Ricci is trying to draw the werewolf out. she know who the werewolf is and it's someone who is sensitive of her appearance. Ricci's character is describing the human to a police officer as someone with bony knees or something to that effect and this was the result.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Porphyria on July 06, 2011, 02:00:44 AM
I finally got around  to watching The Lost Boys: The Thirst. Not terrible but rolled my eyes with the concept of vampiric dentures. Corey Feldman also seemed like he was imitating Dave Mustaine.

vampiric dentures? Do you mean dental implants of fangs that people get?
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Signothorn on July 06, 2011, 02:03:58 AM
I finally got around  to watching The Lost Boys: The Thirst. Not terrible but rolled my eyes with the concept of vampiric dentures. Corey Feldman also seemed like he was imitating Dave Mustaine.

vampiric dentures? Do you mean dental implants of fangs that people get?

No, it was an old dude in a wheel chair, I meant dentures that have fangs.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Ventrueloquist on July 06, 2011, 03:37:36 PM
Cursed (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0257516/).  I'm pretty sure that Christina Ricci in the .gif as well.

Thanks! It looks really bad in a good way. I'm a sucker for so-bad-it's-good-movies. Movies can be entertaining is so many different ways. I could never enjoy playing a computer game or reading a book that's bad in the way some movies are bad. That's the only reason why I enjoyed films like Dude where's my car, Transformers and Twilight (I wouldn't be caught undead reading it).
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Signothorn on July 22, 2011, 05:10:46 AM
I just caught the vampire movie "Let Me In" on Netflix. Surprisingly good and different.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: WhiteRussian on July 22, 2011, 05:17:27 AM
I just caught the vampire movie "Let Me In" on Netflix. Surprisingly good and different.

The original movie, "Let the Right One In," is also extremely good.  Though, I do prefer the American version simply for the awesome 80's soundtrack.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Saintly pants on July 22, 2011, 07:31:57 PM
"Prometheus" is one of those rare projects that spark some interest in me.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Ventrueloquist on July 23, 2011, 02:32:07 PM
I just caught the vampire movie "Let Me In" on Netflix. Surprisingly good and different.

The original movie, "Let the Right One In," is also extremely good.  Though, I do prefer the American version simply for the awesome 80's soundtrack.

I prefer the Swedish version, because I'm Swedish, though I haven't actually seen the American version :P. It's said to be as good/nearly as good as the original.

I have just seen two horror movies that I can recommend. Neither are very scary, but very entertaining. Basilisk : the Serpent King (2006) is about a giant snake that terrorizes Colorado. It's quite funny and well done. Cat people (1982) are one of those weird movies from the eighties that are very atmospheric and odd (in a good way).
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on July 23, 2011, 03:57:51 PM
didnt really watch the american version,the original had no need fer a remakings.... :chinscratch:
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: PGM1961 on July 24, 2011, 12:03:52 AM
Cat People - Cool, sexy movie, great David Bowie song on the soundtrack.

Let Me In - Heard it was well done, but haven't seen it yet -- just the original.

I saw Captain America this weekend.  Part 'Iron Man', part 'Inglorious Basterds'; great movie.  Kind of cringed when the Senator guy had Cap selling war bonds for a while...   However, it's based in fact... back then, they staged corny, ultra-patriotic shows to build patriotic support for the war, and urge people to buy war bonds.  Watch some old newsreels; a few famous actors helped the war effort in this way.

Chris Evans played the part well.  A couple of reviews even compared him to Jimmy Stewart: stumbling and awkward in conversations with women, but decisive and quick to act when the situation needs it.  And Hugo Weaving is an excellent villain, of course.  I'd say it is equally as good as Iron Man.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: _username on July 24, 2011, 12:12:21 PM
Spoilers be here...

Wait...Hugo Weaving is playing a villain again?  He pretty much set the bar in the Matrix films...I know, bash me on that, if you must.  Still, his performance in the LotR franchise solidified him as one of those etherial, go-to actors.  Of course, nobody comes close to Cate Blanchett's performance as Galadriel.

Also, I have to give a tip of that hat to Alan Rickman -- Professor Snape -- for his contributions to the Harry Potter franchise.  I've never read the books, but his acting throughout the 8 films (even after he no-shit, outright murdered Dumbledore) left you wondering where his true alliegence was.  Valdemort killed him in a brutal, poignant scene in HP8, but the recovery of his memories was pretty cool.

So if you say it's as good as Iron Man (IMO the second-best comic book film, after Dark Knight), I'll have to check it out tomorrow :)
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: _username on July 24, 2011, 12:31:15 PM
Heh, also had to comment on Let Me In and Let the Right One In.  The Swedish version was more visceral, unsettling and striking.  The girl* was not pretty, but her tragic (yet repulsive) character concept was top notch.  The American version arguably did a better job of portraying the horrid role that her "keeper" volunteered for, and you can't help but feel bad for the well-meaning cop who looked into the case more than he should have.  The scene where the boy reaches for the door...and closes it...is pretty fucking brutal.  I consider both as being top-shelf films, on par with Interview with the Vampire.  Some critics hailed it as "The Best Vampire Film Ever Made" and I am inclined to agree with them.  No shit.

Anyways, it's an outstanding story, and I encourage everybody to watch both versions.  You'll probably recognize the actress in the American version as Chloe Moretz, most famous for her performance as the psychotic Hit-Girl in Kickass .

* In the novel, the "girl" is actually a boy who was castrated in centuries past.  Instead of genitals, he ("she") has a series of ragged stitches.  The unrated version of the film shows this in vivid -- if brief -- detail.  Just when you think the story of a monstrous, cannibalistic, child-thing can't get any worse, right?
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on July 24, 2011, 02:24:09 PM
Heh, also had to comment on Let Me In and Let the Right One In.  The Swedish version was more visceral, unsettling and striking.  The girl* was not pretty, but her tragic (yet repulsive) character concept was top notch.  The American version arguably did a better job of portraying the horrid role that her "keeper" volunteered for, and you can't help but feel bad for the well-meaning cop who looked into the case more than he should have.  The scene where the boy reaches for the door...and closes it...is pretty fucking brutal.  I consider both as being top-shelf films, on par with Interview with the Vampire.  Some critics hailed it as "The Best Vampire Film Ever Made" and I am inclined to agree with them.  No shit.

Would be hards to contest that ones,agreeds!


*spoiler*
[/spoiler]

Dammits will av ta search fer that friggin book agains nows :vampwink:


-----------

On unrelated notes,saw the so talked bout Game of Thrones series.
Liked the whole back back back backstabbing realistic intrigue,but went over to check what them books be about n will say this:
When ya need a friggin fiction heraldry glossary the size of a bible to  check on a saga of continuing story told in more than one book,each the size of a another freakin tome o encyclopedias.
Then something be very wrong...(just how many bloody roberts are there anyway???!)

N kinda felt bad for Boromir,he bes a sword wielding badass who keeps getting killed by little people's fault...
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: PGM1961 on July 25, 2011, 07:01:29 AM
So if you say it's as good as Iron Man (IMO the second-best comic book film, after Dark Knight), I'll have to check it out tomorrow :)

Nothing comes close to The Dark Knight, but Captain America was pretty good.  I freely admit that I'm biased, since I liked the comic as a kid/young adult.  (Iron Man too.)

Alan Rickman is incredible.  The books were definitely worth reading.  The first few are written for a younger audience; but the last three are on an adult level, since the series gets more mature as the main characters grow up.

Hugo Weaving was great in the first Matrix movie.  (I sometimes pretend the last two movies don't exist, but that's not the fault of the actors.)

Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Oscar on July 27, 2011, 05:44:58 PM
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
I was expecting cheese, but it was actually a really good old fashioned adventure kung-fu movie. Shame these are so damn difficult to get hold of.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Porphyria on July 28, 2011, 01:10:23 AM

Wait...Hugo Weaving is playing a villain again?  He pretty much set the bar in the Matrix films...I know, bash me on that, if you must.  Still, his performance in the LotR franchise solidified him as one of those etherial, go-to actors.  Of course, nobody comes close to Cate Blanchett's performance as Galadriel.


Though he is not always one. He was the hero in V for Vendetta and he's been an elf, as you mentioned. He does do a good villian though. Can't get a lot creepier than Agent Smith. I like how he like never plays a normal person, ever. I don't think I have ever seen him in a contemporary type...drama...

I thought I did see him in something as a semi-normal person?? Sherlock Holmes maybe.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Ventrueloquist on July 28, 2011, 05:48:24 PM

Wait...Hugo Weaving is playing a villain again?  He pretty much set the bar in the Matrix films...I know, bash me on that, if you must.  Still, his performance in the LotR franchise solidified him as one of those etherial, go-to actors.  Of course, nobody comes close to Cate Blanchett's performance as Galadriel.


Though he is not always one. He was the hero in V for Vendetta and he's been an elf, as you mentioned. He does do a good villian though. Can't get a lot creepier than Agent Smith. I like how he like never plays a normal person, ever. I don't think I have ever seen him in a contemporary type...drama...

I thought I did see him in something as a semi-normal person?? Sherlock Holmes maybe.

Hugo is also in the 1994 drag queen movie The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, lol. He's not a normal person in any big movies, but I haven't seen all movies of him listed at imdb.com, so I don't know.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Porphyria on July 28, 2011, 07:43:58 PM

Hugo is also in the 1994 drag queen movie The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, lol. He's not a normal person in any big movies, but I haven't seen all movies of him listed at imdb.com, so I don't know.

He's doin' it rite. It must be much more entertaining to play all kinds of freaks if you are in movies.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Porphyria on August 12, 2011, 02:47:06 AM
Has anyone seen the movie Seven Pounds? I don't want any spoilers but I'm curious about seeing it. I have heard it's heart crushingly depressing though. Is this true?
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Aydoo on August 12, 2011, 04:46:22 AM
Its hard to not spoil it, but its very tragic, and is aptly named.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Porphyria on August 16, 2011, 05:42:27 AM
Just watched Seven Pounds. Whew.....I don't think I have ever cried that hard watching a movie before. I'm exhausted. I GUESS you can call it a bitter sweet ending, if you want to interpret that extremely loosely. I don't care who you are, if you don't at least tear up watching that, you must be a sociopath.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Ventrueloquist on August 16, 2011, 10:38:58 AM
I don't care who you are, if you don't at least tear up watching that, you must be a sociopath.
Or a vampire, but maybe that's the same thing :P.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Porphyria on August 16, 2011, 12:45:38 PM
I just watched the movie Meeks Cutoff. Long, thirsty story short.....don't bother. I'm all for indie flicks and I get that they are often more cerebral.....but I got NOTHING from it. And it's one of those ones that doesn't end, and has no resolution. Cheap shot that, after 90 mins of nothing.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on August 16, 2011, 01:29:15 PM
Likes em when they be not moody moody moody walk about relationship mooody 120% o the time types!
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on August 29, 2011, 03:00:59 AM
Tried really hard to pay attention to the cap america movie...



Failed :(
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: PGM1961 on August 29, 2011, 06:50:53 AM
Tried really hard to pay attention to the cap america movie...

Failed :(

TO THE STAKE WITH THE BLASPHEMER!!

Okay not really.  Sorry you didn't like it.  I did.  Maybe it's because of my signature line.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on August 29, 2011, 02:59:14 PM
Tried really hard to pay attention to the cap america movie...

Failed :(

TO THE STAKE WITH THE BLASPHEMER!!

Okay not really.  Sorry you didn't like it.  I did.  Maybe it's because of my signature line.

Not saying twas bads! Just that the thoughtbox focus lately be difting to another subject a lot,n the movie seemed well done n so were the effects,just couldnt sum interest on its... :(

(Not even the red cranium's neurotic 1940's cartoon style over the top german accent could helps this time)
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: _username on September 05, 2011, 12:16:52 PM
A friend of a friend mentioned Stake Land (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1464580/).  I'd never heard of it, and checked IMDb.  Looks like Book of Eli or Zombieland but, you know...with vampires.  Anybody here seen it?
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: WhiteRussian on September 05, 2011, 04:03:34 PM
A friend of a friend mentioned Stake Land (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1464580/).  I'd never heard of it, and checked IMDb.  Looks like Book of Eli or Zombieland but, you know...with vampires.  Anybody here seen it?

I bought it on Blu-ray a few weeks ago.  It's awesome.  Brutal, bloody, and the vampires are more "Nossie-like."  No sparkles, no chic goth, just death machines.

It's really good, you should check it out.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Porphyria on September 21, 2011, 01:45:28 AM
Went and saw Contagion. Was fairly retarded.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Oscar on September 21, 2011, 05:35:29 AM
Hesher. I liked the character of Hesher, but the movie itself wasn't anything earth shattering. It was allright.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Nigama on September 23, 2011, 12:58:01 AM
Justed watched Bunraku (2010).  Pretty fun.  Very simple action, presented in a comic book like way.  Simple tale of revenge, with two main characters.  Set in a post-apoc future setting where guns are outlawed on pain of death.  If you liked Kill Bill and/or Sin City's style, you'll dig this movie.  Don't expect anything deep, but the movie doesn't take itself too seriously either, without being overly silly about it.

Bunraku (2010) - 7.5 / 10

Nigama
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: _username on September 25, 2011, 07:49:51 AM
The Black Dahlia (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387877/) (2006).  Decent modern noir film.  It starts out strong, but gets a little campy near the end.

+ Hilary Swank being more classy yet slutty and (no kidding) borderline sexy in a way that none of her other films pull off
+ Arron Eckhart as the flawed White Knight...no wonder Chris Nolan cast him as Harvey Dent a couple years later
+ Josh Hartnett picking up where he left off in Sin City as the somewhat reluctant unassuming-cute-guy-who-kills-people...a role he played yet again in the somewhat-better Lucky Number Sleven (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0425210/)

- Convoluted adaptation of real events in 1946 Hollywood
- Beats you over the head with flashback sequences to make sure you follow the inner monologues

Overall good story, pacing and cinematography, slightly marred by cheesy writing.  6/10

For comparison to other Noir films, I give Sleven a 7/10, Sin City an 8/10 and The Sting and The Big Sleep 9/10.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Oscar on September 25, 2011, 12:32:18 PM
My neighbour totoro
Warm and guaranteed quality of Miyazaki, but the story somehow seemed to lack solid story. It instead just flows by it's own weight, but that's allright. The ending was kind of crash to wall, came too quick for me.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Nigama on September 25, 2011, 10:13:07 PM
Drive (2011) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0780504/)

Main character is a driver for heists.  He does a job to clear someone's debt, but someone tries to rob them once they get the loot, and everything breaks into chaos.  He gets away and traces back who the money was stolen by.  That person it turns out was stealing money from the NY/NJ Italian Mafia, and doesn't want to be connected to the robbery, so he decides to kill the driver.  Intense violence ensues.  Very atmospheric movie, reminded me a lot of Taxi Driver (1976) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075314/).  It's not really a feel good movie, it came across more as a meditation on the serenity and quietness on the surface of this character, and then revealed what was below.  Not your typical movie, but it was enjoyable.  If you're into revenge tales, def give it a watch.  I would say it doesn't have a lot of rewatch value.   6.5/10


Killer Elite (2011) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1448755/)

Straight up action, claims to be based on true events.  There's a group of former special ops mercs that do jobs for money.  One guy gets out.  A year later his best friend is being held captive by some Sheik in Oman, guess his friend accepted a job without knowing what it was and tried to run with the money when he found out the job was to kill SAS officers.  Turns out the Shiek wants revenge for the deaths of his sons, and our guy Danny (the one who wanted out) is the guy for the job.  Except there's some crazy former SAS guy who doesn't really know when to quit who hunts them as they try to kill the three former SAS officers.  If you go in expecting an action movie, that's what you'll get, and a decent amount of it.  There was nothing revolutionary about it and it had somewhat of a happy ending.  Decently made, decently written, decently acted.  If you're looking for a good action movie to watch, it's not a bad one.  6/10
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on November 07, 2011, 04:17:54 AM
(http://peanutbutterbananamovies.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/933651brainscan-posters.jpg)

Pretty fun 90's style VR flickie,nows be wanting some threads like the ones sported by Master Trickster

Dandelion n white zombie in the backgrounf for the win
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on November 14, 2011, 05:24:45 AM
Dylan dog was a more than acceptable WOD type flickie,nothing like the strip but not sures whyes got so bashed. Twa spretty much a reenactment  of a standard combined wod play out...
N even though he be your standard cheesecake serving,superouthops mon aint such a bad actor (could empathize a lot more with im than Sera in Pilgrim)


The vampires being hipsters was pure fun :p
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on November 14, 2011, 09:40:37 PM
Any surreal reccomendations?
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Oscar on November 24, 2011, 12:19:23 AM
Any surreal reccomendations?

Takashi Miike:
Gozu
Visitor Q

David Lynch:
Mulholland dr.
Inland Empire
Or pretty much any of his work
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on November 24, 2011, 04:57:34 AM
Awesomes, gonna find ems!!!!
Thankers, Uminirors!
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on November 30, 2011, 04:10:49 PM
Nerdspher ecomplaining about Bane's looks in upcoming Baleman movie.
Doesnt seem that bad to selves n Bane was a personal favorite since the character first came out in the awesome though somewhat hated Knightfall story.
In the pseudo gritty realism approach Nolan has been giving the Goddamn Baleman movies,that he wears functional combat clothing n a pseudo functional/mcguffin/boss weakness flare mask as opposed to luchador dos be somewhat logical and respectful of the original¡s character main sthrenght: Practicality and functionality as opposed to the Batman's theathrics.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Porphyria on December 01, 2011, 05:46:27 PM
Watched two remakes. The Thing which scared the BEJESUS out of me, basically, and the Fright Night remake. Fright Night was decent. Had some different takes on the lore and the visuals. Was a movie in which Colin Farell was actually bearable. Maybe he should just stick to talking like an american.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on December 01, 2011, 08:31:40 PM
Saw him in Bruuges?
The feller be one hell of an actor,blame the Hollywood typecast industry
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: _Master_ on December 02, 2011, 04:16:54 AM
Was a movie in which Colin Farell was actually bearable. Maybe he should just stick to talking like an american.

The worst part is his Irish accent is fake too. He puts on a mild but hardman inner city Dublin accent but his family are from a very upper class area in the suburbs. I dunno why he does either... Id go with the yank/midatlantic accent too

Accent probably doesnt seem a big thing but there is a fairly big difference here hehehe
Big Box Little Box by Damo & Ivor (Official Video) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaHXhKaM2kA#ws)
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: _Master_ on December 02, 2011, 04:30:47 AM
or better yet to illustrate the massive difference...

Everybody's Drinkin' by Damo & Ivor (Official Video) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZJwC_vp-_Q#ws)


Can you imagine having to grow up in a country full of these oddballs? Id fake an accent and emmigrate to lol
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Nigama on December 02, 2011, 04:46:44 PM
Watched two remakes. The Thing which scared the BEJESUS out of me, basically, and the Fright Night remake. Fright Night was decent. Had some different takes on the lore and the visuals. Was a movie in which Colin Farell was actually bearable. Maybe he should just stick to talking like an american.

The Thing (2011) is actually *NOT* a remake, it's technically a prequel.  Still, the original The Thing (1982) is amazing.  If the 2011 version scared you, definitely watch the '82 version, it's a masterpiece.  And I don't say that word lightly when it comes to John Carpenter movies (which tend to be amazing or garbage, with little room in between - "Vampire$" for example, was a fun read and a good story (originally a book), but an extremely shitty John Carpenter movie{Why change a good thing, John?  If it ain't broken, don't fix it.}).

With Fright Night, some people are purists and insist on only loving the original.  But I enjoyed the modern take on it.  I'd sit down to watch either version, actually.

You peoples would murder me if you knew the last movie I'd watched..  I'll just say it doesn't involve sparkles, damphir and native american werewolves.. nope.. definitely not.

Nigama
Keep friendly movies close, keep enemy movies closer?
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on December 02, 2011, 05:14:21 PM
Hey being a That female hygiene commercial vampire rules!
You don't age,you get super powers,free liposuction to show your abs,automatically make it to the popular list in school/college/work place,bloodlust can be restricted to wooden brooding,your clan has a luxury paradise island tropical resort for wedding and/or honeymoon events,you get dental , social weekends including vampire baseball,and if that wasnt enough you CAN  HAVE SEX and if the ladies/guys don t find you stunning desirable enough,you can step into the sunlight without horribly disintegrating and sparkling like a sungod...

What are the drawbacks again?
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on December 02, 2011, 05:23:27 PM
or better yet to illustrate the massive difference...

Everybody's Drinkin' by Damo & Ivor (Official Video) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZJwC_vp-_Q#ws)


Can you imagine having to grow up in a country full of these oddballs? Id fake an accent and emmigrate to lol


I's bow to the new gods!!! :rock:
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Porphyria on December 02, 2011, 06:00:56 PM

The Thing (2011) is actually *NOT* a remake, it's technically a prequel.  Still, the original The Thing (1982) is amazing.  If the 2011 version scared you, definitely watch the '82 version, it's a masterpiece.  And I don't say that word lightly when it comes to John Carpenter movies (which tend to be amazing or garbage, with little room in between - "Vampire$" for example, was a fun read and a good story (originally a bo

So, ok, I am not going to watch the '82 version even though I know it would be good and probably answer this point I am about to describe, because I will be scared and I need my sleep right now. This isn't really spoiling much, but my theory is that the ship found is NOT The Thing's ship. That it was another alien species that the Thing wiped out in the same way. The technology seemed really incongruent with what that thing was.  Am I right?
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Nigama on December 02, 2011, 07:55:20 PM

The Thing (2011) is actually *NOT* a remake, it's technically a prequel.  Still, the original The Thing (1982) is amazing.  If the 2011 version scared you, definitely watch the '82 version, it's a masterpiece.  And I don't say that word lightly when it comes to John Carpenter movies (which tend to be amazing or garbage, with little room in between - "Vampire$" for example, was a fun read and a good story (originally a bo

So, ok, I am not going to watch the '82 version even though I know it would be good and probably answer this point I am about to describe, because I will be scared and I need my sleep right now. This isn't really spoiling much, but my theory is that the ship found is NOT The Thing's ship. That it was another alien species that the Thing wiped out in the same way. The technology seemed really incongruent with what that thing was.  Am I right?

That 82 version actually answers a lot fewer questions, tbh it mostly raises them.  In short, there's no definitive answer to your question, just a lot of theories.  But I tend to agree with what you think, that it's not the (start of movie)Thing's ship, and I tend to go with the theory that some species was transporting the Thing for some reason, it broke out of containment and began taking them over/killing them, in that process the ship was damaged, they did a controlled landing in an area where there was minimal life for the thing to copy, they crashed, all dying with only one Thing remaining, who crawled out of the ship looking for life to take over and froze only to be found years later by the Norwegian team starting the 2011 The Thing, which is followed directly by the 1982 the Thing, which leaves several life forms alive which could all be Things.

Full range of theories include: The Thing may have been: (1): the pilot, (2): a passenger, (3): a stowaway, (4): part of the cargo, or (5): a prisoner being transported to some interstellar prison.

Nigama
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Nigama on December 02, 2011, 08:12:09 PM
Hey being a That female hygiene commercial vampire rules!
You don't age,you get super powers,free liposuction to show your abs,automatically make it to the popular list in school/college/work place,bloodlust can be restricted to wooden brooding,your clan has a luxury paradise island tropical resort for wedding and/or honeymoon events,you get dental , social weekends including vampire baseball,and if that wasnt enough you CAN  HAVE SEX and if the ladies/guys don t find you stunning desirable enough,you can step into the sunlight without horribly disintegrating and sparkling like a sungod...

What are the drawbacks again?

Uhhh..   :chinscratch:  You have to drink blood and suffer the manipulations of your elders? I think that's all they have left. And the blood is fungible.  I hear they can drink strawberry milkshakes in a pinch.

Nigama
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Oscar on December 03, 2011, 01:37:15 AM

The Thing (2011) is actually *NOT* a remake, it's technically a prequel.  Still, the original The Thing (1982) is amazing.  If the 2011 version scared you, definitely watch the '82 version, it's a masterpiece.  And I don't say that word lightly when it comes to John Carpenter movies (which tend to be amazing or garbage, with little room in between - "Vampire$" for example, was a fun read and a good story (originally a bo

So, ok, I am not going to watch the '82 version even though I know it would be good and probably answer this point I am about to describe, because I will be scared and I need my sleep right now. This isn't really spoiling much, but my theory is that the ship found is NOT The Thing's ship. That it was another alien species that the Thing wiped out in the same way. The technology seemed really incongruent with what that thing was.  Am I right?

Trust me, watch the original
I hope they are not going to rape the thing now :(
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: MooCHa on December 05, 2011, 06:56:22 AM
Trust me, watch the original
I hope they are not going to rape the thing now :(

I agree, Watch the original :)

I didnt realise  The Thing 2011 film existed.  I will watch it with no expectations of matching the original. Likely try get it for weekend when got time to sit and chill a bit  :pixorstfu:

Edit: MMM, It didnt come out till last friday here in the UK. Guess its a cinema jobby then...
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Porphyria on December 05, 2011, 09:14:22 AM
That 82 version actually answers a lot fewer questions, tbh it mostly raises them.  In short, there's no definitive answer to your question, just a lot of theories.  But I tend to agree with what you think, that it's not the (start of movie)Thing's ship, and I tend to go with the theory that some species was transporting the Thing for some reason, it broke out of containment and began taking them over/killing them, in that process the ship was damaged, they did a controlled landing in an area where there was minimal life for the thing to copy, they crashed, all dying with only one Thing remaining, who crawled out of the ship looking for life to take over and froze only to be found years later by the Norwegian team starting the 2011 The Thing, which is followed directly by the 1982 the Thing, which leaves several life forms alive which could all be Things.

Full range of theories include: The Thing may have been: (1): the pilot, (2): a passenger, (3): a stowaway, (4): part of the cargo, or (5): a prisoner being transported to some interstellar prison.

Nigama

SMALL SPOILER ALERT!

For me, 1 and 2 are definitely out. It seems far more likely that it was 3, 4, or 5. The scale and design of the ship itself and what looked like the computer core or something inside it (in 2011 one) didn't seem to fit with the Thing alien. I will give that the Thing had to have some predatory intelligence and wasn't totally stupid, but most of it was mimicking. I guess it was able to turn the ship on, but do we really know if it was able to pilot it, or fly it anywhere? that was never answered really. I also think the "distress signal" was not initiated by the ship species, but the thing.

I never thought it was possible for the woman scientist, Kate or whoever, to be a thing because we constantly followed her through the entire story. And with her  fillings, I just don't know how that could be, but her end reaction was weird. I guess that might be explained in the 82 one.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: MooCHa on December 06, 2011, 06:13:05 PM
The Thing 2011

No way it even equates to the original at all and TBH, It,s a 4/10 piece of pigeon droppings.

Dont waste your money. I expected a bit more from it rather than here's 2 hrs of complete crap. It really had nothing to offer in its own right.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Nigama on December 06, 2011, 08:26:54 PM
That 82 version actually answers a lot fewer questions, tbh it mostly raises them.  In short, there's no definitive answer to your question, just a lot of theories.  But I tend to agree with what you think, that it's not the (start of movie)Thing's ship, and I tend to go with the theory that some species was transporting the Thing for some reason, it broke out of containment and began taking them over/killing them, in that process the ship was damaged, they did a controlled landing in an area where there was minimal life for the thing to copy, they crashed, all dying with only one Thing remaining, who crawled out of the ship looking for life to take over and froze only to be found years later by the Norwegian team starting the 2011 The Thing, which is followed directly by the 1982 the Thing, which leaves several life forms alive which could all be Things.

Full range of theories include: The Thing may have been: (1): the pilot, (2): a passenger, (3): a stowaway, (4): part of the cargo, or (5): a prisoner being transported to some interstellar prison.

Nigama

SMALL SPOILER ALERT!

For me, 1 and 2 are definitely out. It seems far more likely that it was 3, 4, or 5. The scale and design of the ship itself and what looked like the computer core or something inside it (in 2011 one) didn't seem to fit with the Thing alien. I will give that the Thing had to have some predatory intelligence and wasn't totally stupid, but most of it was mimicking. I guess it was able to turn the ship on, but do we really know if it was able to pilot it, or fly it anywhere? that was never answered really. I also think the "distress signal" was not initiated by the ship species, but the thing.

I agree, it didn't seem like the Thing's ship and it probably did set off the distress call. In the 82 version the Thing (I forget which one) tries to build some kind of a vehicle or ship (it doesn't exactly look outerspace worthy, but it does look kindof like a flying saucer) so it is intelligent enough to master high levels of technology.  Also, in the movie that Carpenter based his The Thing on ("The Thing From Another World (1951)), the Thing in that manages to build an anti gravity device to get himself back into outerspace.  Soooo... yeah...  my thinking is that it's trying to get back into space.  Otherwise, why not just walk to the edge where ice meets water, mimic a bird or a penguin (or a few of each) and swim/fly to the mainland? 

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I never thought it was possible for the woman scientist, Kate or whoever, to be a thing because we constantly followed her through the entire story. And with her  fillings, I just don't know how that could be, but her end reaction was weird. I guess that might be explained in the 82 one.

Well, as many people have told you, the 82 movie is the bees knees, so if you liked the 2011 version, you should LOVE the 82 version.  Go check it out right now.  In fact...

http://www.mrbrownee70.com/?id=YYROK1YU (http://www.mrbrownee70.com/?id=YYROK1YU)

Enjoy


Nigama
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on January 28, 2012, 06:16:29 AM
Last nite saw a 92 spanish movie titled "The fencing master" (full movie below,but couldnt find the subtitles)

EL MAESTRO DE ESGRIMA (THE FENCING MASTER) (Omero Antonutti, Assumpta Serna; Pedro Olea, 1992) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVF89asLw64#)

It be a pretty nifty piece,the costumes are well done and the story be quite interesting if one has a passing knowledge of the historical period in which the tale be set


Also a classic among classics

My Name Is Nobody - Trailer (HQ) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RYq1PLdT0s#ws)

Why?Stuff like this
My Name is Nobody (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN0eagebNi0#ws)
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on March 02, 2012, 01:28:49 PM
Saw some episodes from that BBC merlin serie swhich be fun but should be retitles to " The Truman Show,King Arthur edition" or "Everybody! Don't tell Arthur that Merlin can use magic because it's kinda illegal"

Seriously,everyone except that guyser and maybe before his dead old man that the Merlin duder uses magic
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: PGM1961 on March 18, 2012, 05:23:41 AM
Saw John Carter.  I really liked it.  Good special effects and fight scenes; story kind of so-so, but nostalgia for the books I read as a kid made this a welcome treat. 
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on April 05, 2012, 03:34:48 PM
"Undisputed 3",got it on the metro upon leaving Madrid.

AWESOME
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Oscar on May 07, 2012, 01:43:12 PM
Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest, documentary about the tribe. I enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: WhiteRussian on May 08, 2012, 02:28:13 PM
Avengers. Holy shit was it fantastic.

Hulk SMASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: _username on May 08, 2012, 06:02:30 PM
It was entertaining.  The Hulk was the best part.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: WhiteRussian on May 08, 2012, 08:41:16 PM
He totally stole the show.


SPOILERS
His fights against Thor and Iron Man were great, but the scene with Loki was quite possibly the best scene in superhero movie history.

 :rock:
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: MooCHa on May 09, 2012, 07:37:47 PM
^^ I'll try catch that movie eventually.

I noticed on tv they said Hulk will be getting his own standalone movie in 2014. Now what do you think on that? Could the Hulk in a movie all to himself really keep popcorn heads happy for a full 90 mins or would it be total fail?

I'm wondering because up to this point in time(Avengers excluded) he sucked major donkey gonnads.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: WhiteRussian on May 09, 2012, 09:32:15 PM
I think it would work wonderfully. The Hulk always starts with Banner and, up until now, no one was capable of pulling off a good Bruce Banner until Mark Ruffalo came along. He was PERFECT in the Avengers.

I thought The Incredible Hulk movie was decent, while the first one(the Ang Lee directed piece of shit) was...well...a piece of shit.

I think the slate is as follows:

Avengers(just released)
Iron Man 3(next year)
Thor 2(2014)
Captain America 2(2014)
Avengers 2(2015)

That's as of the latest Marvel Studios earnings report.

Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on May 21, 2012, 12:25:06 PM
The movie wa slots of fun will admit ,even though had ta see it in spanish,bhleh.
Stills n though mes hats be off ta Mr Whedon one could easily that the asgardians were not under the direction of ShaKenneth Branagh.

N the teaser at the end (Some of ya that have mes on fb will already have read this) be a sad reminder that it be unlikely that DC will ever sum up the bollocks to pull of an Omega sanctioning Darkseid on the silver screen...  :chinscratch:
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on May 22, 2012, 06:11:55 AM
Alsos ,nother reflection upong seeing the banners n advances on ticket line.
Has Tim burton run dry out of ideas and shamelessly started copying himself,has he given up trying or did he finally realize that using a black and white pallete and stop motioned characters taken from the mold design he used for his last 3 movies done with the technique and using the same slightly altered Danny Elfman score equals loads of cash from Hot topic?
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Rick Gentle on May 22, 2012, 11:58:21 AM
I was thinking that Burton was starting to give in to Hollywood mainstream, if anything. The whole sex scene in Dark Shadows added nothing to the plot. It was just... raunchy. The movie still had the whole moral message I like about Burton films, but there were a few other things in there that didn't really add anything to the movie... I kind of missed the Johnny Depp/Helena Bonham Carter duet musical number, too. (Still love the one from Sweeney Todd.)
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Oscar on May 23, 2012, 03:40:08 AM
Last one I watched was refreshment for childhood memories: Daffy Duck's quackbusters. The battle scene with dracula still cracked me up. Dracula turns into bat, Bugs turns into baseball bat, then dracula spells glasses and says "you wouldn't hit bat with glasses on would you?" and wham, yes it did.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on May 23, 2012, 12:26:41 PM
Last one I watched was refreshment for childhood memories: Daffy Duck's quackbusters. The battle scene with dracula still cracked me up. Dracula turns into bat, Bugs turns into baseball bat, then dracula spells glasses and says "you wouldn't hit bat with glasses on would you?" and wham, yes it did.

That should be the spell effect for the lvl 5 dementation discipline effect! :rock:


I was thinking that Burton was starting to give in to Hollywood mainstream, if anything. The whole sex scene in Dark Shadows added nothing to the plot. It was just... raunchy. The movie still had the whole moral message I like about Burton films, but there were a few other things in there that didn't really add anything to the movie... I kind of missed the Johnny Depp/Helena Bonham Carter duet musical number, too. (Still love the one from Sweeney Todd.)

The chocolate factory did likes,the whole meta thingie,specially with the Michael Jackson allusions of a man inserting a bunch of kiddies into his wonderful house of wonders n all thats but alsoes cuz it showed burton trying to demonstrate he could change his color pallete every once in a while.

The corpse bride though fun was kind of a deceivement. Victor=Jack Skellington with flesh n human head with unconfident voice provided by Depp and could swear they pretty much reused the same mold and style of children than in TNMBC.
Saw advances for Frankenweenie,the protagonist child be pretty much Victor head childified to style of the other two"dark "movies (Jack and the peach kinda changed style a bit so it doesnt count)  n the dog be also done pretty much in the same style.
Well,could always say it be it's own contained universe with each movie as a spin off tale n pull out an MMO since it be so popular nowadays
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: MooCHa on June 07, 2012, 04:43:38 PM
Just finished watching Goon and it was worth the watch.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Oscar on June 08, 2012, 01:18:13 AM
The Walking Dead season 1, watched it in row (six hours about).

Now toward the end of season 2, and like I feared, it became much worse. Pretty much like the bold and the beautiful... and so fucking slow!

Daryl is definitely my favorite character. Survivalist, tracker, hunter, carries a fucking busse too! (knife). Speaking of knives, it's funny to spot knives in this series. I've sofar spotted buck 110, busse (don't know model), spyderco (propably manix), gerber LMF, various gerber machetes etc. also that brat carries some small beltknife Im not aware of, looks like ZT but not exactly.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: MooCHa on June 08, 2012, 03:52:09 AM
The Walking Dead season 1, watched it in row (six hours about).

Now toward the end of season 2, and like I feared, it became much worse. Pretty much like the bold and the beautiful... and so fucking slow!

Daryl is definitely my favorite character. Survivalist, tracker, hunter, carries a fucking busse too! (knife). Speaking of knives, it's funny to spot knives in this series. I've sofar spotted buck 110, busse (don't know model), spyderco (propably manix), gerber LMF, various gerber machetes etc. also that brat carries some small beltknife Im not aware of, looks like ZT but not exactly.

Yeah, I like Daryl too. One of the better characters for sure.

I've got to agree as series 2 went on it got worse but I think it was a lot to do with budget restraints as to why It went down that road. Its basically a soap opera with zombies lol. Its the best way I can describe it.

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Post by: Porphyria on June 15, 2012, 01:49:51 AM
Prometheus: I really enjoyed it, in that sort of sick shit you can't look away from because it's cool way. I am a huge sci-fi fan, so I am biased, whatever. I still think it was pretty decent aside from some fucking stupid scientists. Loved Fassbender's performance. Also some cool Ripley-esque moments. Caution: do not overthink it.

Chernobyl Diarrhea...er Diaries: Saw this one with Signo. We laughed. Frequently. To the point where some old bitch in front of us, told us to shut up (one of the other 6 people in the room). This movie was so bad, I think it actually gave ME radiation poisoning. You will wish your face was burning off, rather that sit through to the conclusion. Ridiculous cliches, retarded dialog and even more stupid antagonists. Bonus: a cute CGI bear ran through this movie.
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Post by: Porphyria on June 15, 2012, 01:57:11 AM
The Walking Dead season 1, watched it in row (six hours about).

Now toward the end of season 2, and like I feared, it became much worse. Pretty much like the bold and the beautiful... and so fucking slow!

Daryl is definitely my favorite character. Survivalist, tracker, hunter, carries a fucking busse too! (knife). Speaking of knives, it's funny to spot knives in this series. I've sofar spotted buck 110, busse (don't know model), spyderco (propably manix), gerber LMF, various gerber machetes etc. also that brat carries some small beltknife Im not aware of, looks like ZT but not exactly.

Yeah, I like Daryl too. One of the better characters for sure.

I've got to agree as series 2 went on it got worse but I think it was a lot to do with budget restraints as to why It went down that road. Its basically a soap opera with zombies lol. Its the best way I can describe it.

I've seen both seasons and I am someone who went into it without any comic background. I don't want to start reading them yet, because of the huge deviation. I want to enjoy the show for what it is. Season One, awesome, but Season two has its problems. Too slow and nothing really going on at that farm for so long. They needed to move on earlier. I also really like Daryl, he is a BAMF, and I like Glen too. The Rick/Shane/Laurie shit was wearing on me also. Not enough action in the second season.
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Post by: Oscar on June 15, 2012, 02:39:37 AM
Yea, it felt to me that only episodes at season 2 that reminded the first season was the first few episodes and the last one. That farm just went almost banal.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Oscar on June 15, 2012, 02:40:10 AM
Watched the new version of The Thing..
Do I even have to say?  :irritated:
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Post by: _username on June 15, 2012, 04:21:15 AM
Yea, it felt to me that only episodes at season 2 that reminded the first season was the first few episodes and the last one. That farm just went almost banal.

I agree.  That stupid farm, and that stupid lady ("OMG, I'm knocked up and must neglect my retarded son because I'm having an illegitimate child") and her stupid husband's inability to see things for what they were...ruined most of season 2.  Most of it, mind you...there were some pretty cool parts here and there.  The "Nebraska" showdown was pretty badass, and "the big showdown" at the season finale was decent.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Porphyria on June 26, 2012, 11:54:57 PM
Watched the new version of The Thing..
Do I even have to say?  :irritated:

I KNEW THAT WAS HORDAK!!
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Oscar on June 27, 2012, 04:34:48 AM
Watched the new version of The Thing..
Do I even have to say?  :irritated:

I KNEW THAT WAS HORDAK!!

 :chinscratch:
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on June 27, 2012, 07:01:39 AM
The new John Carter of mars flickie wasnt all that bad,why do nerds seem to hate this Tatum fella so much?
He's nothing memorable but certainly not worse than the rest...
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on July 24, 2012, 05:34:37 PM
Batman movie even in foul spansih transøation was all mannerd of awesome even if guesses the script I's figured out ten mins into it. Also shouted "que capo!" when michael cane said he was having a Fernet Branca and was utterlu dissapointed to see thatwhen he actually got it,it didnt look anything like branca but like a sample of champagne in a  SMALL champagne glass.awesome cast n adaptation o nightfall


Seen true blood season finale and enjoyed tje jerk vamp elder again.more and more likemasquerade!

Underworld 3 was fun sp ially in the observation of evolving grasp of making acceptable lycanthropes and serving audience with more eyecandy than script but still kinda fun.


Teen wolf-quite fun though for some reason only the baddies seem likeable or competent


So question remains,after such a mediocre movie like van helsing showed how easy it could be done,why are film makers so afraid of making a good. Crinos on screen move and not give face time to underwear models?
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Post by: _username on July 24, 2012, 06:46:04 PM
Good question, even being 8 years ago, Van Helsing showed that SFX are easily able to do the seamless transition from human to Crinos and back, and look completely badass.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on July 24, 2012, 07:13:50 PM
8 years ago?!fuck i's are becoming an elder!
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Post by: Oscar on July 31, 2012, 12:52:17 PM
Ghost World. It was pretty allright drama.
I kind of found the movie somehow relatable.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on July 31, 2012, 03:53:28 PM
That s cuz you gotta leave that damn snow and come metal/rock/hiphop it up with yer mate Gostro on sunny sandy beaches,bra
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Oscar on October 30, 2012, 11:06:14 AM
Watched "Heat" again. It has become one of my favorite movies.
It's so serene, floating and dreamlike at times and when the action scenes come in it's like huge icy atlantic salmon being slapped at your face.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: _username on November 02, 2012, 11:31:36 AM
Seven Psychopaths was decent.  The interactions between Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell, Clive Owen and (especially) Woody Harrelson were a trip.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Ventrueloquist on November 11, 2012, 02:30:00 PM
Both Skyfall and Looper were very good. Skyfall is the best Bond movie of late and one of the best action movies of this millennium. It has numerous references to old Bond movies and its plot is more realistic and less spectacular since it's not a save the world type of movie. It has the most depth of any Bond movie I can think of, while not being low on well performed action.

It's made more enjoyable for me personally, since it has a Swedish person as the Bond villain's henchman (Ola Rapace). I don't think his character is mute, but he doesn't have any lines, preferring to let actions speak for him. In Mission Impossible 4 (which is also a very good action movie) the lead villain was played by Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist, who also spoke some Swedish in the movie. I wouldn't know if this is some sort of trend, villainous Swedes, but it would certainly be something to offset general prejudices against Swedes. 
 
Looper is played out in a near future setting and apart from some things, it's not different from today's society. It's story is quite philosophical, since it concerns time traveling and the choices you make in your life and how they affect other people and the future. Like Skyfall, it's an action movie with depth, but with more emphasis on the depth. I would recommend it for anyone who liked the complexity of Inception. Looper's plot is not as complicated as Inception's, but it gives you much to think about afterwards.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Oscar on November 11, 2012, 05:47:22 PM
Watched hunger games.. I don't understand what the ruckus is about. Decent beginning, average for the rest if even that.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: _username on November 11, 2012, 07:33:45 PM
Wreck it Ralph reminded me why I used to have a crush on Sarah Silverman.  Also, Kano did his signature Fatality...as a form of social commentary...at his support group meeting. Win!

Also, now I totally want to down a six pack of Red Bull and play Sugar Rush until I slip into a diabetic coma and die at the wheel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9AUwKLIv6k (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9AUwKLIv6k)
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Oscar on November 24, 2012, 02:06:36 PM
Act of Valor. It was entertaining
http://youtu.be/J5IlT8dZb2Q?t=20s (http://youtu.be/J5IlT8dZb2Q?t=20s)
:rock:
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Oscar on December 03, 2012, 08:38:10 PM
Expendables 2. I didn't care for the first one, neither did I for this.. except for Chuck Norris. I cracked up real bad with that.

Dark knight rises. I was actually quite entertained. I think it was better than the previous. Music is really generic, and doesn't really stop anywhere but it quite keeps the adrenaline pumping.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: _username on December 04, 2012, 03:38:53 AM
I was recently forced to watch the director's cut of Legend.  I swear that half the movie was in slow motion.  It felt like a sleepy, stoner version of Labyrinth.
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Post by: Signothorn on March 07, 2013, 04:42:53 AM
Just watched a vampire flick called "We Are the Night". I thought it was going to be some hot lesbian vampire action but it turned out to be one of the best vampire films I've seen in some time. It really caught me by surprise, very well done.  :bite:
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Rick Gentle on March 07, 2013, 05:45:29 AM
Are you implying that a [good] hot lesbian vampire action movie WOULDN'T be one of the best ones?
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Signothorn on March 07, 2013, 06:56:09 AM
Are you implying that a [good] hot lesbian vampire action movie WOULDN'T be one of the best ones?

It actually had a decent story and characters with some great action sequences.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Rick Gentle on March 07, 2013, 06:40:16 PM
I think I saw that movie up among the "also viewed" section.. I got misled by the older, 70s and 80s vampire flicks, though. I'll have to go back and take the path more recently traveled.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Signothorn on March 09, 2013, 05:13:35 AM
Just watched Dog Soldiers, was actually a pretty good werewolf movie.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Rick Gentle on March 09, 2013, 07:08:43 AM
That's the one about super-werewolf soldiers in rural England or somewhere, yeah? That's the one I was looking for when I got into The Howling series.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Signothorn on March 09, 2013, 07:34:12 AM
Howling series has it's great moments, I was looking for a new "howling" when I came across that one. There was a Howling that came out in 2011, but looking at the preview, I'd be surprised if they didn't sparkle in daylight.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Nigama on April 19, 2013, 03:51:23 PM
Recently saw "The Numbers Station" and "Oblivion."  Wasn't exactly sure what a numbers station was, but I remembered we have a member here named Nosferatu Numbers Station, so I looked into it.  New movie with John Cusack, about an agent with a conscience and some bad people who want to break into the secure facility he is predicting.  Fairly shallow in terms of the depth of the characters (both bad guys and our heroes), but it was an entertaining movie, everything else considered. Also, now I know more about what a numbers station is (coded numbers sent to agents in the field, doing black ops [CIA?] stuffs).

Oblivion I found to be visually very nice, but as a huge sci fi fan I also found it fairly predictable.  There were both some really nice moments (the character of his wife, for example), but also some loose ends that never really get tied up for convenience sake.  That said, also an enjoyable movie, but I have a personal grudge against movies that are super long (over 2 hours), and this one was.  If you can't tell a story in less than an hour and 45 mins, *maybe* you should think of doing the story as two movies.  I just get tired sitting in one place doing the same thing for over 2 hours.  It's not necessary. 

Nigama
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: _username on April 20, 2013, 03:15:22 PM
Just watched Dog Soldiers, was actually a pretty good werewolf movie.

Yeah, the FX were pretty low-tech, but it was a lot of fun and the characters were reasonably likable.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Oscar on June 10, 2013, 07:08:35 PM
Well, not review but nostalgic rabble about movie "The Fly". It was one of the scariest movies I watched as kid, and watched it yesterday after looooong time since last time. What really strikes with movies like The Fly and The Thing is the monster effects. CGI has allowed smooth and fluent monsters but lacks the visceral, grotesque and physical presence that the monsters of the old have.

I love the movie.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Rick Gentle on June 10, 2013, 09:03:25 PM
Yeah... strangely, puppets always turn out better than CGI critters. Look at old-school Yoda versus Episodes 1-3 Yoda.
I watched Evil Dead 2 a couple months ago, and I was a little surprised to find myself thinking: "Wow. This old movie has some scarier-looking monster-daemon-soul-swallower-thing effects than modern movies."
Plus, y'know, Bruce Campbell. Go-go Bruce Campbell!
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Signothorn on September 20, 2013, 06:12:33 AM
Just watched a surprisingly good werewolf movie that came out last year called "Werewolf: The Beast Among Us". It caught me off guard, really liked it.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Ventrueloquist on September 22, 2013, 11:32:42 AM
I recently saw two quite different movies, Captain America: The First Avenger and Melancholia.

Anyone who likes superhero movies and the other Marvel movies, will also like Captain America. The sequel to that movie is coming next year, so I'm glad I've watched the first movie now. I'm a bit obsessed about seeing movies chronologically and since this movie is a part of a greater movie series, it also feels good to have seen all the films leading up to the Avengers movie. Captain America was very fun and had everything an epic adventure movie should have, many special effects and action scenes, a great villain (Hugo Weaving as the Red Skull) and humor, even some satire aimed at the government/military for using Captain America as a PR tool at first, to boast sales of war bonds during WW2 (where almost the entire movie takes place) rather than as a soldier.

Melancholia almost has any many well-known actors as Captain America, but the similarities end there. It's a slow, dramatic and melancholic (duh!) movie about the world's end and how people deal with that. It's set around a wedding party and the days after that and the first part is quite cheery and fun, but things get more depressing as the time goes by. Movie critics love it, because it doesn't give many explanations to why people feel or act they way they do, it's up to the viewer to decide. The female roles are quite multi-faceted and far from the usual depictions of women, the men a bit less so in my opinion, but nobody is all good or evil, which I like. Your opinion about the characters might also change during the movie, which is interesting. The director Lars von Trier has said "no more happy endings" in an interview once and so it's no spoiler that the Earth *will* get destroyed by the much larger planet Melancholia. I liked it, but it's not for everyone as you can tell.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Rick Gentle on September 23, 2013, 02:26:47 AM
Foo'! That's 'cause nuthin' is bigger than the Planet Earth!

HOO-YAH!!
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: _username on September 25, 2013, 12:41:11 AM
so it's no spoiler that the Earth *will* get destroyed by the much larger planet Melancholia. I liked it, but it's not for everyone as you can tell.

Knowing nothing about the lore, this only gives me a mental image of some kind of emo kid dystopian planet suiciding into the earth like some kind of cosmic bridge jumper.  I feel like we should be watching that movie.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Signothorn on September 25, 2013, 07:58:04 AM
Just watched a semi-low budget film called "Kiss of the Damned". It wasn't bad, vamps were kinda sexy and there was a little "True Blood" reference in it.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: MooCHa on September 26, 2013, 11:01:29 PM
Just watched a surprisingly good werewolf movie that came out last year called "Werewolf: The Beast Among Us". It caught me off guard, really liked it.

Dl'd It just to watch.

I gueSS. I'll never forgive you lol
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Signothorn on October 02, 2013, 03:19:49 AM
Okay, a new Fright Night sequel came out today, a supposed sequel to Fright Night 2011. Yeah, so the vampire in this movie is named Gerri Dandridge. The vamp in the first movie was Jerry Dandridge... This sets the pace for what you should expect from the rest of this movie and it's more like another reboot than a sequel. Because it came out today, I'm gonna use some spoiler tags. I don't suggest you watch this movie under any circumstances, but if you feel the urge, don't read the rest.

So Gerri is a professor in Romania. Some students went there from the U.S. to study blah blah blah, I wasn't even sure from watching it. Nothing from the previous story carried over as it was another reboot in the form of a sequel. It takes place in modern day Romania, but is marketed to Americans who haven't studied anything about modern Romania and think Dracula's castle is fully in tact ect and operational. More on that later.

Let me first say, the first thing that's noticeable in this film is every character from Charlie, Evil Ed, and all their friends, including Peter Vincent, are the biggest douchebags that have ever been recorded in modern cinema. At one point, Evil Ed tried to repel Gerri with a cross picture on his cell phone...Yeah...  Charlie had his suspicions of Gerri, so for some stupid as fuck reason, while touring Dracula's castle, he tells Ed he's going to leave the group to find the bathroom...in Dracula's old castle...because he needs a drink of water...(You can't make this shit up) While walking around exploring the castle unattended, he spots Gerri with some random dude and they disappear in some lightning. The story doesn't explain why he would think Gerri would be in Dracula's castle, because she lives in an apartment building adjacent to his. As the tour continues with Ed, the seed is planted deep in your subconscious that Gerri could actually be Elizabeth Bathory...

Yeah, at this point I begin feeling they took a random script for a Vampire movie written by Master Cyril and changed all instances of the character's names to Gerri, Amy, Ed and Peter. Gerri is played by Jamie Murray who is hot as hell and has some unique facial expressions, but nothing as seductive as Regine Dandridge in the 1988 sequel to the original Fright night from '85 and Julie Carmen made a much more complete vampire and had a deeper personality.

So long story short, it turns out Gerri is indeed Elizabeth Bathory and we actually get a history lesson when Ed flashes his tablet PC and shows us a jib-jab style comic with Elizabeth's Bathory's altered history. Turns out through some great revised history, Elizabeth Bathory lived with Vlad Tepes (Dracula) back in the day and somewhere deep in the castle where presumably nobody has ever ventured on a public tour, there is a nice little swimming pool of blood with a fully functional fountain and no real dust and clean stained glass windows. Wait, it gets better! Amy was kidnapped by Gerri..erm..Elizabeth because she was still a virgin who was born at the stroke of midnight on a full moon. She turns Amy into a vamp and as part of this ritual, Amy has to kill Charlie so Gerri can walk in the sunlight, probably sparkly as fuck.

Well, the earlier encounter where Ed tried to use a crucifix smartphone app was unsuccessful, I forgot to point that out. Ed is sent after Peter after he's turned, kinda like the original fright night in '85. Peter is about to get his ass handed to him, but his shirt got ripped open, exposing a giant cross tattoo and Peter just opened his arms and gave Evil Ed a big 'ol hug and Ed ends up with pizza face. Later Peter shoves an open bottle of blessed purified water down Ed's throat and kills him.

Oh, back to the pool of blood... Charlie walks in, ready to go kill Gerri and Amy was waiting under the blood in the pool. I can't remember why or how Charlie got into the pool at this point, but if you think I'm going to go back and watch that sequence again, you can go fuck yourself. Charlie and Amy fight in the pool yada yada yada, Peter shows up with a cruci-stake (some prop probably left over from "Monster Squad") and stabs Gerri in her midsection, of coarse misses the heart and Gerri licks her own blood off of it, when there is a whole fucking pool of it right in front of her. Charlie defeats Gerri somehow and both he and Amy turn back into humans, because it's the same night. Charlie stands there in the pool of blood up to his shoulders and has no concern for blood-born disease, nor does he have any concern about Amy's medical condition. Instead they cut to a scene of them clothed outside and Peter jokes that the reason he came to help them was to ensure his check cleared. He was offered like 5k by Evil Ed earlier for his help to stop Gerri. I'd assume the money would have come from Ed's bank account but he's still dead at the end of the movie so that made a shitload of sense. THE END!!!

Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Nosferatu Numbers Station on October 02, 2013, 10:06:18 AM
It'd fit in rather well if they were all politicians.  Why?  Because douchebags, stupid ideas/wise cracks, and lack of proper research on whatever they have rotting in the inbox fits perfectly with that narrative setting.  Lobbyists representing vampiredom on the blood of the innocent economics (they do tend to befriend our hero/ines), the cross being the intention to fix their problems (albeit having to pull it deep out of their asses to get it), and the shitty lawmaking is the concept of domination (some will resist, others will take it legs up).

That would fit perfectly into a proper vampire spoof.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on October 04, 2013, 04:22:36 PM
The taxidermist...
Eep :pixorstfu:
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Ventrueloquist on October 15, 2013, 10:23:07 PM
I saw the Twilight Zone movie from 1983 and it was interesting. Several different shades of weird. I've heard of it being very uneven and I guess you can say that with each of the four stores being quite different from the others (each had a different director), the only thing in common was the imaginative and sometimes scary/spooky concepts.  It was never dull, but other people would perhaps say that the stories were more imaginative than good. It was fun watching John Lithgow and Dan Aykroyd being so young. Especially Dan Aykroyd in a very 80's hairdo at the beginning of the movie. I'd imagine the tv show being equally good or probably better than the stories in this movie.

I think I've even seen one of the episodes of the show that went 1985-1989 (the first one aired 1959). If I look long enough into the distant corners of my mind, I can recall it being about a boy living in a house, doing ordinary stuff, but no one in the house seems to know him. Whatever he does is unmade, if he drinks a glass, the glass suddenly disappears a while later. He asks an old man why no one knows him, whether it means that he is dead, but the old man says it's quite the contrary - he hasn't been born yet. Yeah, weird as I said, imaginative, but mostly in a good way.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on October 16, 2013, 06:45:54 PM
Bundy:
Kinda lacking and pointless,not sure how accurate

Achi &ssipak:

Epic action at the very leasts!

Hospital bruit:

Some artsy stuff done by some artist collective,reccomended with drugs

La femme qui poudre:

YES OH YESSESS!!!!

Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: MooCHa on October 16, 2013, 08:58:16 PM
I Spit on Your Grave 2 was an OK watch but first half of movie is kinda sick but the second part I was go girl :)
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Signothorn on October 22, 2013, 08:27:40 AM
Just checked out "Never Cry Werewolf". It's almost literally a copy of the original story of "Fright Night", only with a werewolf. Even though nothing could touch Fright Night (original), I thought it was fun and Kevin Sorbo was pretty good as a TV hunter who helped the teen take on the werewolf. Worth checking out.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on October 23, 2013, 08:21:08 PM
Lesbian Vampire Killers :rock:
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Signothorn on October 23, 2013, 09:03:17 PM
Lesbian Vampire Killers :rock:

That one was pretty funny.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Rick Gentle on October 24, 2013, 06:04:09 AM
Have you noticed that female vampires in movies from the 60s through the early 80s were always lesbians? God help them if there was ever a STRAIGHT vampiress.
Also, I blame the French for the sexualization of vampires. There are French movies, and there are vampire movies, but French vampire movies are the worst.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on October 24, 2013, 01:00:54 PM
Have you noticed that female vampires in movies from the 60s through the early 80s were always lesbians? God help them if there was ever a STRAIGHT vampiress.
Also, I blame the French for the sexualization of vampires. There are French movies, and there are vampire movies, but French vampire movies are the worst.

Give us names!!! :pixorstfu:
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Rick Gentle on October 25, 2013, 12:06:25 AM
Well, if you watch it as a porno instead of a vampire flick, there's always Female Vampire.
Lessee...The Shiver of the Vampire (French with English subtitles)... And... other ones. If you can get a "People who watched this movie also liked..." thing, then it should show you other nudie vampire flicks. I started off this whole business by watching "Batman vs. Dracula", and look where it got me. So beware.

EDIT
There's also Blood for Dracula, which is a pseudo-comedy presented by Andy Warhol, starring a guy who could pass for a pretty good young Bela Lugosi. Yeah. Andy Warhol did a vampire movie. Got his paws in just about everything else, so why not a vampire flick? Consider that your warning.
Dracula's Widow isn't a bad vampire flick, per se. It's just kinda 80s.
For a French "vampire" movie, you could look up The Nude Vampire. It's not much of a "vampire" movie, but it is very French.
Two Orphan Vampires is the story about what appears to be two extremely delusional Caitiff in France. There's only one lesbianish scene, and the story is pretty weird to begin with. Did I mention it's another French vampire movie?
Abe's Tomb might deserve one and one-half stars, up from the one star it got on Amazon.com. It's an indie flick that has creatures called vampires in it - they don't sparkle, but you'd never know they were vampires for all the prancing around in the sun they do. It's a much better movie for the message Abe wants to impart to the townsfolk than it is for any actual content.
Tale of a Vampire isn't bad, but it's the English take on vampires (i.e., don't expect the movie to end on a happy note). The lead actor is a pretty good vampire, and I think I've liked him in other movies, too.
I was really impressed by two indie vampire flicks I watched yesterday. The first, Blood Reunion has some nice and some not-so-nice female nudity, and isn't a horrible movie aside from this. However, it does get kind of annoying and boring after a while. You just start thinking to yourself, "Yeah, yeah, get on with it".
The second indie flick, John Johnson's Alucard is a great remake of Bram Stoker's Dracula. They keep the same narrative style (people reading and writing letters) set to live action. Ironically, though, when the story starts getting exciting (from the discovery as Lucy Wisteria/Lucy Westerna as a vampire onwards), it gets a bit forced and unengaging. After all, it's not like you don't know the ending, right? The movie clocks in at 2:12:00 or so, but they tell the WHOLE story. I gotta give huge props to the guy playing Renfield for being such a dedicated actor.
Vampire Journals is an average vampire flick, though it is MUCH more professionally done than any of the other ones mentioned above, with the possible exception of Tale of a Vampire. It strongly reminds me of the Camarilla, if the Camarilla didn't have the Sixth Tradition.

Also apparently there's a new T.V. series called "Dracula", starring that one dude from that one other popular T.V. show, "The Tudors", but I haven't been able to watch it yet.



... or were you being sarcastic about asking for names? I can never tell with you people.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Rick Gentle on October 25, 2013, 10:11:08 AM
Is there any Dracula movie out there where Dracula DOESN'T die? You'd think there'd be at least one movie where he gets his moment:
"Dude... you don't think in the centuries of my existence, somebody hasn't tried this before? How do you think I've MANAGED to live centuries? I laugh at your feeble attempts to destroy me, and reward you only with painful death for your troubles!"
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: _username on October 27, 2013, 01:41:03 AM
Is there any Dracula movie out there where Dracula DOESN'T die? You'd think there'd be at least one movie where he gets his moment:
"Dude... you don't think in the centuries of my existence, somebody hasn't tried this before? How do you think I've MANAGED to live centuries? I laugh at your feeble attempts to destroy me, and reward you only with painful death for your troubles!"

The new NBC series "Dracula" portrays Dracula as the protagonist.  Not a "good guy"; just the protagonist.  Also, his Renfield isn't a borderline retarded schizo; he's actually a competent agent.  There's only been one episode so far, but it shows Dracula as being pretty savvy about the methods and organization of vampire hunters (and kills the shit out of one or two who underestimate him).

No idea if he'll survive the series.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Oscar on October 28, 2013, 04:09:54 PM
Is there any Dracula movie out there where Dracula DOESN'T die? You'd think there'd be at least one movie where he gets his moment:
"Dude... you don't think in the centuries of my existence, somebody hasn't tried this before? How do you think I've MANAGED to live centuries? I laugh at your feeble attempts to destroy me, and reward you only with painful death for your troubles!"

The new NBC series "Dracula" portrays Dracula as the protagonist.  Not a "good guy"; just the protagonist.  Also, his Renfield isn't a borderline retarded schizo; he's actually a competent agent.  There's only been one episode so far, but it shows Dracula as being pretty savvy about the methods and organization of vampire hunters (and kills the shit out of one or two who underestimate him).

No idea if he'll survive the series.

Knowing the American habit of making series', yes he will. He can't die as they want to stretch the mindless "plot" and keeping the series running, while the series eventually dies because of lack of viewers and then they just don't give a fuck to end it properly.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Ventrueloquist on October 29, 2013, 10:16:40 AM
I just saw Little Big Man (1970) with a young Dustin Hoffman and a very old Dustin Hoffman, 121 years old, hah. The frame story revolves around Dustin Hoffman's character Jack Crabb, retelling his life's story to a person wanting to know about how indians lived. Jack Crabb is 121 years old there and you can't tell it's Dustin Hoffman under all that old-man makeup. It's quite long (147 minutes), but never gets boring. It's quite funny and dramatical, like a good adventure story.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on October 31, 2013, 05:34:33 PM
Magasin des suicides was pretty funny,cartoon tim burtonesque adams family in french to define it briefly
If you can find it with english subtitles and like musical stuff it d definitely be worth it

117:Rio ne reponds plus
Easily the best james bond parody type of film seen by mes to date
(main actor be the feller who played in "the artist")
The ambiance is nearly perfect.


Remembered a spanish film,translated it would be "The fencing teacher";it was pretty neat

Addendum;
Yep,all french films but hey,when in Rome...
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Azrael on November 18, 2013, 01:26:07 PM
I saw 'Last Tango In Paris' recently. Here is my review:

WHAT THE FUCK. AND HE- AND THEN- AND- BUTTER? WHAT!? YOU SHOT HIM!! WHAT IS GOING ON?


...I loved it. 4/5. Standout performance by Brando.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: _username on November 19, 2013, 10:53:58 PM
I saw 'Last Tango In Paris' recently. Here is my review:

WHAT THE FUCK. AND HE- AND THEN- AND- BUTTER? WHAT!? YOU SHOT HIM!! WHAT IS GOING ON?


...I loved it. 4/5. Standout performance by Brando.

Posts like that, along with the majority of this thread, have probably saved me about 600 hours worth of movie-watching over the years.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Ventrueloquist on January 01, 2014, 07:16:56 PM
I just saw Cat's and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010) and I'm not ashamed to say that I liked it. It's a sequel to the original film Cats and Dogs (2001) and I really need to see that movie now that I've watched the second movie. Aside from the whole talking dogs and cats being funny to me and acting like humans, I also liked all the references to other movies as well as the story. It felt a bit like a good animated movie (e.g. Bolt that I saw yesterday), except that it wasn't animated at all.

Damn, this holiday season otherwise has been packed with animated movies that I haven't seen yet. That's mostly because the English speaking version stops running at the cinema after a week or two and I almost never get around to watching a movie within the first two weeks. I simply refuse to pay the equivalent of 15 dollars to see a dubbed version, it's original version or nothing at all! Watching it on TV is free though, so other than the aforementioned Bolt I've seen Toy Story 3, Despicable Me 1, Ratatouille, Shrek Forever After and just recently Rio. I can recommend every one of them, even Shrek Forever After. It's not as good as Shrek 1 or 2, but better than Shrek the Third.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Nigama on March 20, 2014, 03:08:17 AM
So I watched a found footage werewolf movie called Wer.  It was alright.  Had it's good parts for sure.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2229511/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2229511/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1)

Wer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXxYZ4VsOV0#ws)

Nigama
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Nigama on October 22, 2014, 05:33:12 AM
Moar werewulvies!

I just saw "Wolves"... was pretty good.  There were parts that were ripped from other sources, but it was still enjoyable if a bit campy. The werewolves were essentially in Glabro form if pureblood or more ghoulish (vampire) if bitten. Effects were not CGI and were good, although I do like my werewolves in full Crinos form.

The plot was ok. There were some unnecessary twists, but otherwise it was enjoyable if you aren't expecting high art. Was it as good as Lost Boys?  No.  But it was fun.  I'd recommend it for an enjoyable night in.

Nigama
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Ventrueloquist on October 22, 2014, 10:43:22 AM
I saw Dracula Untold and even though the reviews for it were really bad, I had a feeling I would enjoy it. I was not mistaken. It has plenty of special effects and nice action scenes and that's why one should watch this film, but it also has some decent acting and plot.  Luke Evans does a good portrayal of a man struggling to keep his humanity and refuse the urges of his "Beast". Of course, we know what will happen in the end, but it's an entertaining journey to follow. It's an action movie and so historical accuracy, character depth and such are not to be expected, but the movie has good pacing and is never boring.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Ventrueloquist on October 29, 2014, 04:07:22 PM
This movie sounds interesting, the tagline is "the first Iranian vampire western", http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2326554/. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2326554/.) It doesn't seem to be coming to regular theaters, but it will be present at several movie festivals.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Nigama on July 28, 2015, 12:43:07 AM
Just watched "What We Do in the Shadows" last night. Hilariously funny mockumentary about four vampires living in a flat in New Zealand. Petyr was definitely my favorite of the four of them. :)

If you want a laugh and enjoy some good vampire jokes, you'll enjoy it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3416742/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3416742/)
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Nigama on August 08, 2015, 02:22:07 AM
So I watched "Dark Moon Rising." http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3155734/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3155734/)  Saw it was a new werewolf movie out, was hoping for something at least decent, but nope... it was horrendous. Bunch of goth kids and bad CGI.  I highly recommend you do NOT see this movie, unless you do so with plenty of alcohol and very funny friends.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Ventrueloquist on November 20, 2015, 06:55:48 PM
I saw The Man with the Iron Fists on TV. It's directed, written and has music by RZA and also starring him as a smith who forges weapons for rivaling clans in feudal Japan. Nice martial arts combat, decent story and characters/dialogue and it's funny to see Russell Crowe in this movie. Very entertaining and not just in a so bad it's good way.

Although, you have accept that Dave Bautista plays a man who can turn his body into brass in this movie, his character is called Brass Body after all. Dave Bautista is also in the other movie I saw, Spectre. That guy really gets around and ain't half bad when he gets roles that doesn't just rely on his beefiness, like Guardians of the Galaxy. In these two movies, he's little else than Mr Muscle.

Spectre was really good, perhaps not good as good as Skyfall, but I liked how it referenced a lot of stuff that happened in previous films. It's nice to see some strong female characters and many action scenes are good. Dave Bautista is a typical silent, muscular henchman and Christoph Waltz does the same kind of villain as in Inglourious Basterds, but it's quite fitting here.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Ventrueloquist on December 17, 2015, 07:18:29 PM
I watched Star Wars: The Force Awakens yesterday and it was dope. As much fun as The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi and A New Hope. It'll probably be another 3 years before the next one, how will I cope? Comments on Youtube spoil the entire plot, so avoid them or you will mope. Okay, I can't come up with anymore rhymes now, so I'll stop(e) :P.

It's really a film for fans of the original trilogy and has a lot of humor, one scene even reminded me of a famous spoof, but there also enough action and spoilerific material. It's great entertainment all the way.

Even though I'm a great fan of the original movies, I'm thinking that this might be the best Star Wars movie to date. Perhaps the two other movies might be even better, just like people liked The Empire Strikes back better than A New Hope and Return of the Jedi and people (dis)liked Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith less than The Phantom Menace.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Wesp5 on December 17, 2015, 08:22:31 PM
Even though I'm a great fan of the original movies, I'm thinking that this might be the best Star Wars movie to date.

I haven't seen it yet, but from the trailers and some spoilerfree reviews I suspect it's quite a bit like a remake of A New Hope, which for me was the first and best SW movie. This would be a bit boring, so is it true (no spoilers)?
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Nigama on December 17, 2015, 09:26:49 PM
I'm gonna go see it tomorrow.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Ventrueloquist on December 18, 2015, 09:22:50 AM
Even though I'm a great fan of the original movies, I'm thinking that this might be the best Star Wars movie to date.

I haven't seen it yet, but from the trailers and some spoilerfree reviews I suspect it's quite a bit like a remake of A New Hope, which for me was the first and best SW movie. This would be a bit boring, so is it true (no spoilers)?
Yes and no. It borrows quite heavily from A New Hope, but is different in many ways. There's a lot of other stuff going around too that makes it feel like its own movie. I like Return of the Jedi most because I'm crazy about closure.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Wesp5 on December 18, 2015, 11:28:48 AM
I like Return of the Jedi most because I'm crazy about closure.

I agree with you on closure, but for me ROTJ was the weakest of the old films because it already borrowed too heavily from ANH: We start out on a desert planet and end up with the destruction of a Deathstar. It looks a bit as if the same plotline is going on in TFA once more! This is dissappointing especially as ANH and ESB back to back show how different and still good SW films can be...
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Ventrueloquist on December 18, 2015, 01:57:58 PM
I never liked that ESB ended with a cliffhanger, ANH felt like it was a self-contained movie, while RoTJ had fun new sequences like at Jabba's palace and Endor, not to mention the big confrontation. The Emperor has some of his best lines there and I simply like that it ties everything up.

This first film has a lot of nods to the original films, but I think that's partially to get the fans' trust back. They play it safe for the first movie, showing that they know what we like. The next movies will probably be quite different, because now both the fans and the studio knows that they can pull off a great Star Wars movie. At least that's what I think and what I've heard about VIII and IX. They're bringing in different directors for each movie, so that's something that might guarantee some changes.

I also read on Wikipedia that VIII is released May 26 2017, only 1 ½ year after Force Awakens instead of the 3 years we had to wait previously between movies for the original and prequel trilogy. Then there'll be spin-off movies as well, with the first one a year from now. As long as the other movies are good I don't have a problem with them releasing so often.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Porphyria on January 09, 2016, 11:00:02 PM
What do you think about this other movie Star Wars: Rogue One that is coming out at Christmas next year?? It's also Disney/Lucasfilm but I'm not sure how much collaboration there is on it since I think the filming is mostly done for it. It's supposed to be a contained story that is a direct prequel to A New Hope, where some rebels find the plans for the first death star.

So.......Darth Vader.....could be in it???? *hopes*

It could also be complete shit.

I really liked the Force Awakens. I laughed and I cried like an idiot and I felt emotionally drained leaving the show. I want to go back and watch it again because I know there are so many little details I want to catch. Does it have its flaws? Yes, but it's a very competent showing from J.J and the nostalgia was great, for me. I'm the type of idiot that got all smiley when a little mouse droid went bleeping past during a scene at the Imperial/New Order base lol

Also, this was the only show I have been to where the audience literally applauded at both the beginning and the end of the movie. The only one. I went to the Phantom Menace way back. This did not happen then. In fact, I think I saw all the prequels in the theater.....don't judge me lol

P.S ~ James Earl Jones is still alive......just sayin'
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Nigama on January 10, 2016, 02:29:51 AM
Yeah I'm actually gonna go see it for a second time on Monday. First time was all the hype and expectation and newness... now that that's done I wanna go back and take a more critical look at it.

I'm looking forward to Rogue One. Should be badass.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Wesp5 on January 10, 2016, 01:22:38 PM
Does it have its flaws? Yes, but it's a very competent showing from J.J and the nostalgia was great, for me.

I was rather disappointed because most of the cool stuff was taken from ANH and ROTJ, not only the plot but most of the characters too, and even then JJ managed to merge Luke and Han into Anakin like power-gamer Rey who just can do anything and Kyle is a really weak evil guy compared to Vader. And don't even get me started abou tthe stupid Starkiller base! Compared to TFA the old trilogie films are logicad hard-fiction ;)!
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Radical21 on January 13, 2016, 10:06:22 PM
Does it have its flaws? Yes, but it's a very competent showing from J.J and the nostalgia was great, for me.

I was rather disappointed because most of the cool stuff was taken from ANH and ROTJ, not only the plot but most of the characters too, and even then JJ managed to merge Luke and Han into Anakin like power-gamer Rey who just can do anything and Kyle is a really weak evil guy compared to Vader. And don't even get me started abou tthe stupid Starkiller base! Compared to TFA the old trilogie films are logicad hard-fiction ;)!

The Starkiller base harness the power of a star, something humanity will one day know how to do .

Rey is not really a power-gamer , she is just a puny padawan.  and Kylo Ren is not on the same power level as Anakin because he is on the twilight of the force , he is something yet to be fully realized because of his conflict.

I will agree however that the film was somewhat derivative, but its JJ's first star wars so he probably wanted to play it safe . I already wrote notes to make the sequel more interesting and dynamic , only wish I could send them to the writer somehow.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Wesp5 on January 13, 2016, 11:00:20 PM
The Starkiller base harness the power of a star, something humanity will one day know how to do.

The weapon was still complete bullshit even in the context of the SW universe. It sends out a slow red plasma beam that somehow can hit planets in other solar systems and even flies curves doing so? Impossible, inside the SW universe only hyperspace breaks the light barrier!

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Rey is not really a power-gamer , she is just a puny padawan.

Oh no! She can fly and repair the Falcon better than Solo. She speaks Astromech and Wookie better than any rebel pilot. She can break Kylo's mind reading and turn it around. She can mind control a Stormtrooper on the first try. She would have killed Kylo using a light saber for the first time, if not the convenient rift has turned up. That is even worse than Harry-Potter-Superstar! It doesn't even make sense if she is Lukes daughter, because he needed three movies to defeat Vader and he lost his hand doing so all the same...
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Nigama on January 14, 2016, 05:55:46 AM
Hmm... Good points about the weapon and Rey. My complaint of the weapon was that it too closely resembled the Death Star.

Also, upon watching the second time, it really struck me how thin of a reason
Finn has for leaving the Empire when they are raised and conditioned from a very young age, to the point the commander prefers them over clones. And Finn balks at shooting some villagers? Meh... we could have had such a better reason. Finn gets knocked out, for example, and is concealed by some debris or sand and thought dead. The Imperials leave and he is left behind to fend for himself, slowly turning into a good guy while trying to get off the planet. When he finally gets off, it's via the Imp... First Order which tries to reintegrate him and then he helps Poe escape. Seemed like really lazy writing for this conditioned since youth soldier not to pull the trigger on supposedly his first mission out.

Also, I saw the major spoiler of the movie coming a long way off and while I didn't hate it, I must say I prefer the storyline of the books better.

Still, I think The Force Awakens has revived the actual essence of the original movies far more than the prequels ever did (or will) and it was definitely worth seeing again.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Radical21 on January 14, 2016, 11:13:20 AM
The Starkiller base harness the power of a star, something humanity will one day know how to do.

The weapon was still complete bullshit even in the context of the SW universe. It sends out a slow red plasma beam that somehow can hit planets in other solar systems and even flies curves doing so? Impossible, inside the SW universe only hyperspace breaks the light barrier!

Light can bend due to electromagnetism, that is 1 ... also a strong enough beam can theoretically reach across light-years. How much power a giant focused beam like that would have after that distance and its acceleration is arguable but there is probably more to it than that.

You would have probably called High Energy Lasers impossible science fiction a couple of years back , today it can fit inside a truck or an air-plane and have devastating power.
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Rey is not really a power-gamer , she is just a puny padawan.

Oh no! She can fly and repair the Falcon better than Solo. She speaks Astromech and Wookie better than any rebel pilot. She can break Kylo's mind reading and turn it around. She can mind control a Stormtrooper on the first try. She would have killed Kylo using a light saber for the first time, if not the convenient rift has turned up. That is even worse than Harry-Potter-Superstar! It doesn't even make sense if she is Lukes daughter, because he needed three movies to defeat Vader and he lost his hand doing so all the same...

She is a salvager and it did take her some time to figure it out, Han solo is an old man who didn't see the Falcon in years, give him a break..  Speaking to Astromechs or Wookies is something pretty much taken for granted, if luke could do it in the first film. 
And yeah she is strong with the force. Kylo ren could have killed her but he wanted her to be his Padawan (Kylo : 'You need to learn how to use the force ,I can help you Hanna') , so he paused there instead of finishing her because he is conflicted with the light side of the force , even after all he did+ he was badly wounded if you recall..

Kylo Ren is not as strong in the force as Vader, that is why he was temped to the dark side and that is why he is still a Padawan, that much was obvious to begin with and that is why he was serving Snoke instead of surpassing him.
If you recall at the end of the movie snoke says its time for Ren to complete his training


Hmm... Good points about the weapon and Rey. My complaint of the weapon was that it too closely resembled the Death Star.

Also, upon watching the second time, it really struck me how thin of a reason
Finn has for leaving the Empire when they are raised and conditioned from a very young age, to the point the commander prefers them over clones. And Finn balks at shooting some villagers? Meh... we could have had such a better reason. Finn gets knocked out, for example, and is concealed by some debris or sand and thought dead. The Imperials leave and he is left behind to fend for himself, slowly turning into a good guy while trying to get off the planet. When he finally gets off, it's via the Imp... First Order which tries to reintegrate him and then he helps Poe escape. Seemed like really lazy writing for this conditioned since youth soldier not to pull the trigger on supposedly his first mission out.

Also, I saw the major spoiler of the movie coming a long way off and while I didn't hate it, I must say I prefer the storyline of the books better.

Still, I think The Force Awakens has revived the actual essence of the original movies far more than the prequels ever did (or will) and it was definitely worth seeing again.

Yeah I think Finn was kind of a very loosely written character, both because he doesn't know how dehydrated people act(which was pretty obvious to me and I only watched it the first time) and what you said : his background story unfolds way too fast for us to believe it.

I actually would have written it differently : I would have written it that he was conditioned to a degree that he loses control of his actions (Order 66 style) and although his minds blanks out when that happens , he eventually realized that he murders innocents in cold blood like that and he is horrified.

That said the reason not do that is that the movie is meant to appeal to teenagers also and JJ wanted to present Finn to us as a good guy, so he did not want to risk us seeing him as a bad-guy first.. (even though he seemed like a bad actor first with the whole 'Look at me , I'm running around like a headless chicken because I forgot that dehydrated people can barely move themselves without getting a total heatstroke'.)
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Wesp5 on January 14, 2016, 01:05:13 PM
How much power a giant focused beam like that would have after that distance and its acceleration is arguable but there is probably more to it than that.

It still makes no sense, because even at the speed of light it would have taken thousands of years for the beam to reach the target system without a hyperspace jump which wasn't shown. Even worse, from another system light years away the resistance sees the explosions at the same time! Why doesn't anyone explain JJ what the meaning of "lightyear" is in the first place?

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Speaking to Astromechs or Wookies is something pretty much taken for granted, if luke could do it in the first film.

No, Luke could never do this. For R2 there was 3PO as translator or his ship computer screen. For Chewie Han had to translate everytime! Besides that this is more reasonable than Ms. Super-Chick managing everything because it's in the script, getting only half a conversation from 3PO or Han created many funny moments, even in TFA, which are probably lost in the future!

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And yeah she is strong with the force. Kylo ren could have killed her...

Still she beat him in mind reading, which is another feature besides stopping a blaster bolt in midair that even stronger Force user never showed. The last feat doesn't make much sense either as the energy surely must have dissipated on its own in that time and holding it while doing something else is in complete contrast to how weak and uncontrolled Kyle is shown later.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Radical21 on January 14, 2016, 01:29:24 PM


It still makes no sense, because even at the speed of light it would have taken thousands of years for the beam to reach the target system without a hyperspace jump which wasn't shown. Even worse, from another system light years away the resistance sees the explosions at the same time! Why doesn't anyone explain JJ what the meaning of "lightyear" is in the first place?

Well yeah that is true, I think its probably not the worse thing George lucas has written though.

As for Rey she is a tech salvager , its not unreasonable for her to understand how to talk to Droids. And what are you talking about , you think C3PO was there to translate for Luke when he was on Degobah? no he wasn't and Luke was able to understand R2 just fine... same goes when they were flying the X-wing together.
C3PO was only there to translate Astromech for us , the viewers , not for the other characters! its why he always says "R2 and I have decided .... "

As for mind reading, Darth Vader was able to read Luke's mind in Return of the Jedi , that is how he found out about Leia, its limited a limited form of mind reading of course but its there. For the rest the Force is the Force, it is not something so linear and its not like you have the RPG stats for Rey and Kylo Ren.

You seem to imagine The Force as Disciplines in Vampires, it isn't because the Jedi are able to manipulate the force, but the force itself is something that doesn't come from them.
(And speaking of Disciplines, you are perfectly comfortable believing that a Fledging in Bloodlines can resist Lacroix and  defeat the sheriff so how is that different?)

And Again you ignore the fact that Kylo Ren was badly injured when he fought Rey and he still nearly took her out

Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Wesp5 on January 14, 2016, 07:46:54 PM
Well yeah that is true, I think its probably not the worse thing George lucas has written though.

GL did not write anything for TFA, this time it was JJ and Kasdan and both together wrote more technological bullshit in one movie than GL did in six :(!

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As for Rey she is a tech salvager , its not unreasonable for her to understand how to talk to Droids.

Why? BB is the latest hightech starfighter version. The junkyard guy giving her food was really surprised and wanted to get BB right away because there are no droids like this around. Even if she did learn the language before somehow, it's a bad movie screenplay if this isn't mentioned.

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No he wasn't and Luke was able to understand R2 just fine... same goes when they were flying the X-wing together.

In the X-Wing you always saw the translation on the screen and on Dagobah Luke was just second guessing :).

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As for mind reading, Darth Vader was able to read Luke's mind in Return of the Jedi , that is how he found out about Leia, its limited a limited form of mind reading of course but its there.

The problem with this whole thing is that Vader tortured Leia in ANH and didn't read her mind. Of course this was because you couldn't do something like this with the Force then ;). Now you could argue that Leia blocked him like Rey did with Kylo because she was his daughter, but then Vader would have felt that she was strong in the Force and probably even recognized her as his child.

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(And speaking of Disciplines, you are perfectly comfortable believing that a Fledging in Bloodlines can resist Lacroix and defeat the sheriff so how is that different?)

Bloodlines is a game and the player learns a lot duing it's course. The player is easily dominated by LaCroix in the beginning, but has improved a lot in the end. Just look at the stats :)! On the other hand Rey had no contact with the Force whatsoever and was able to block Kylo on her first try. So even an old computer game like Bloodlines is more reasonable than this new movie ;)!

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And Again you ignore the fact that Kylo Ren was badly injured when he fought Rey and he still nearly took her out.

That is not relevant for the mind reading bit, also Luke injured Vader as well and he just cut his hand off. Compared to Kylo Ren, it becomes obvious how cool Vader as the evil guy really was!
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Radical21 on January 14, 2016, 09:45:59 PM
I still disagree with you about this but there are whole threads on Reddit dedicated to this and I don't really feel like continuing this back and fourth to address your interpretations of the original trilogy..

https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWarsLeaks/comments/3xc4m4/kylo_rens_amazingly_powered_up_force_abilities/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWarsLeaks/comments/3xc4m4/kylo_rens_amazingly_powered_up_force_abilities/)

http://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/111240/is-kylo-ren-talented-with-the-force-or-not (http://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/111240/is-kylo-ren-talented-with-the-force-or-not)
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Wesp5 on January 15, 2016, 09:09:32 AM
I still disagree with you about this but there are whole threads on Reddit dedicated to this and I don't really feel like continuing this back and fourth to address your interpretations of the original trilogy..

I agree, it makes no sense discussing the deeper implications because JJ obviously doesn't care at all about consistency with the universe his movies play in, see Star Trek reboot. If it looks good, he'll do it!
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Radical21 on January 15, 2016, 08:18:24 PM
Yeah lets not bring that up,  its bad enough that we can't run a decent Star Trek RPG due to how the Star Trek lore was abused by various writers over the years. (Bad enough that people create Star Trek Anime style characters and call them canon)

I do recommend Edge of the Empire by Fantasy Flight Games for Star Wars RPG though. The way they handle the Force seems right.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Porphyria on January 26, 2016, 02:41:51 AM
Hmm... Good points about the weapon and Rey. My complaint of the weapon was that it too closely resembled the Death Star.

Also, upon watching the second time, it really struck me how thin of a reason
Finn has for leaving the Empire when they are raised and conditioned from a very young age, to the point the commander prefers them over clones. And Finn balks at shooting some villagers? Meh... we could have had such a better reason. Finn gets knocked out, for example, and is concealed by some debris or sand and thought dead. The Imperials leave and he is left behind to fend for himself, slowly turning into a good guy while trying to get off the planet. When he finally gets off, it's via the Imp... First Order which tries to reintegrate him and then he helps Poe escape. Seemed like really lazy writing for this conditioned since youth soldier not to pull the trigger on supposedly his first mission out.

Also, I saw the major spoiler of the movie coming a long way off and while I didn't hate it, I must say I prefer the storyline of the books better.

Still, I think The Force Awakens has revived the actual essence of the original movies far more than the prequels ever did (or will) and it was definitely worth seeing again.

SPOILERS...............................

I agree with this. I mean Starkiller base didn't really need to happen, but I guess it was kind of a plot vehicle more than a driving force like the Death Star(s) were. "This story important shit can happen here and these characters can go here because reasons" I'm not going to get nitpicky into how it does what it can do to planets because it's sci-fi. Neil Degrasse Tyson wasn't in that movie. Yeah, Finn was a little light on motivation, I can agree with that. It lets you fill in the blanks yourself. He's pretty young and maybe hadn't seen a lot of active duty. Maybe he's just a pussy. Maybe he's been on the construction crew for Starkiller base since he was six and finally assigned to something else. Didn't he mention at one point he was like a janitor or something?

I didn't think I would, but I really liked BB8. Something about its shape gives it a lot more personality. It wasn't overused, but just enough. I loved the fact that storm troopers were given more personality.

I disliked the fact I didn't get to see an actual force-choke or lightning. Maybe next time lol
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Post by: Nigama on January 29, 2016, 03:55:14 AM
Just watched "What We Do in the Shadows" last night. Hilariously funny mockumentary about four vampires living in a flat in New Zealand. Petyr was definitely my favorite of the four of them. :)

If you want a laugh and enjoy some good vampire jokes, you'll enjoy it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3416742/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3416742/)

So the director of this "mockumentary" is tied up with some big Hollywood films at the moment, but already announced the title of the sequel to "What We Do in the Shadows" is going to be called "We're Wolves."  Heh. Lovely. I only wish it were coming out sooner. The werewolves were a very funny part of the first movie and the play on words for the title is just delicious! I mean... I'd eat it raw! I mean.. it's very good!  Yes, that's it!
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Radical21 on January 29, 2016, 07:11:46 AM

I disliked the fact I didn't get to see an actual force-choke or lightning. Maybe next time lol

Did you miss part of the movie? because Kylo ren definitely choked one of the messengers.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Porphyria on March 27, 2016, 02:47:20 PM
Was not a Darth Vader style force choke. He's not powerful enough for that anyway.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Ventrueloquist on April 06, 2016, 11:41:20 AM
Batman V Superman is a really long, but quite good movie. If you don't like superhero movies and don't like attempts at problematizing superheroes, then you won't like this movie. It's also darker, akin to Nolan's movies and Man of Steel. Zack Snyder directed Man of Steel and has also directed Batman V Superman. There are several subplots, telling us about Batman's and Superman's daily/nightly lives and then they all get together and become one happy family... no, not really.

The action sequences are good and even though it's 2½ hours, I liked the pacing. Jesse Eisenberg does a young, energetic and slightly excentric Lex Luthor, quite different from other versions of that character. It's certainly a notch up from Man of Steel when it comes to premise, plot and most stuff, even though I really liked Man of Steel. If you can leave your fanboy/critical mind at home, then you'll enjoy it the most.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: BrooklynVentrue on April 06, 2016, 08:20:36 PM
I thought Batman vs. Superman was awful. Not Catwoman awful, but pretty damn shitty.

The writing, the editing/pacing, the characters' motivations, the action, were all horrific.

Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Oscar on May 19, 2016, 12:42:19 PM
Thought I'd say hi!

As person who is interested both in history and the frontier, I have to say I found The Revenant very appealing.

Surprise of the year was The Drop, crime drama.

Can't really think of anything else now..

ps. Work sucks.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Signothorn on August 10, 2016, 12:46:21 AM
I haven't seen it yet, but I'm totally going to see the Phantasm 4k remaster next month, then the 5th and final film in the series Oct 7th.

Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on April 14, 2019, 01:00:37 PM
NECROMANCING THIS THREAD!!!!


Any pre 2010 movie reccomendations?
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on April 14, 2019, 03:07:28 PM
Recently Saw zero theorem from Terry Gilliam and so many years after the last time seeing one of his flicks I am somewhat saddened that the effect has not only changed on this iteration but brought me to reflect on previous works and find that Gilliam seems to re-visit- if not rehash the same story over and over and dressing it down with a signature aesthethic not unlike the Tim Burton meme:

Socially impaired unhappy protagonist living in hedonistic dystopia  enslaved to an impersonal bureaucratic superstructure, a romantic interest shatters his ennui and pushes him to futilely fight back against the system only to find himself lost in a maelstrom of betrayal,defeat and reality crumbling.
Cue in an ambiguous resolution where amidst all the chaos the protagonist seeks immolation and instead is thrust into a sort of forced peace in an entirely virtual and personal realm because the "system" - at least in a physical sense- always wins.

Brazil , 12 monkeys , zero theorem pretty much fit the bill. Arguably the imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus ?

Addendum: Life of Brian also seems fits the scheme.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Azrael on April 15, 2019, 09:30:26 PM
NECROMANCING THIS THREAD!!!!


Any pre 2010 movie reccomendations?

Literally hundreds. Genre preference?

Edit: I should do a review if I'm gonna post, huh?

I just saw Tokyo Story (1953) the other day. An aging couple in post-war, rapidly industrializing Japan visit their grown children in Tokyo and find out that their presence is considered a burden, in their children's lives and in the new world growing up around them.

I viewed it because I'm on a Kurosawa kick and it came highly recommended and it occurred to me I have relatively little understanding of post-war Japanese life and culture.

I didn't like it at ALL while I was watching it but the themes and the imagery and the performances, for lack of better term, haunted me, for weeks afterward. It's insidiously emotionally effective cinema for sure.

Really worth a viewing. 4/5 stars.
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: El_Gostro on April 15, 2019, 10:29:26 PM
Gonna look for it, sounds like a catch!
Title: Re: Movie Reviews
Post by: Barabbah on April 16, 2019, 05:43:54 AM
SERIOUS HORROR
Call of cthulhu (2005)
La herencia valdemar (2010 dilogy)

DARK COMEDY HORROR
Bubba hotep (2002)
Tucker and dale vs evil (2010)

DOCUMENTARY
This film is not yet rated (2006)
A band called death (2012)

ACTION
The boondocks saints (and the sequel too)
L'Immortel (2010)

FANTASY
Korgoth the barbarian (2006)
The city of lost children (1995)

COMEDY/DRAMA
24 hour party people (2004)
The guard (2011)

DRAMMATIC
M (1931)
Freaks (1932)

FUCKED UP
Postal (2007)
Crank (2006)

TRASH
Cheerleader autopsy (2003)
Tomb of dracula (1980)