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Mourning
09-06-2007, 03:54 AM
American History X: I really enjoyed this one. Sad film with an interesting message.

The Prestige: Wow. Brilliant plot. Started out slow, but after a while I couldn't look away. What a great movie.

"American History X" is really good. I thought "The Prestige" was pretty good the first hour then it went really over the top and blew it for me. JMO.

Regards,

Mourning :cool:

Unclebuck
09-06-2007, 01:22 PM
"American History X" is really good. I thought "The Prestige" was pretty good the first hour then it went really over the top and blew it for me. JMO.

Regards,

Mourning :cool:

I couldn't agree more. It got to the point where I was glad it was over and didn't care about how it ended.

Suaveness
09-07-2007, 11:41 AM
I enjoyed the prestige. It was good in the beginning, but once it got going, I couldn't stop watching. It was quite good.

Hicks
09-07-2007, 11:59 AM
I liked the Prestige as well.

Raskolnikov
09-07-2007, 12:07 PM
I also enjoyed the Prestige, but the way they pictured Tesla (and his relationship with Edison) was a bit laughable to say the least.

Nacho Libre: what can I say, I just love Jack Black...

Mourning
09-07-2007, 12:08 PM
I liked the Prestige as well.

What was so good about the second half of the movie? Could somebody please explain that to me? I thought that second half was total garbage. I mean... copying? I mean twins? I mean the total change in the storyline?

Completely unbelievable, over the top and created to give it more of an adrenaline rush or something I dunno. Again, really liked the first part. Felt like I was watching two movies almost :).

Regards,

Mourning :cool:

sweabs
09-07-2007, 12:22 PM
The Island: Cool movie.

avoidingtheclowns
09-07-2007, 01:07 PM
What was so good about the second half of the movie? Could somebody please explain that to me? I thought that second half was total garbage. I mean... copying? I mean twins? I mean the total change in the storyline?

total change in storyline? i'm not sure i follow...

the movie is about obsession and competition. one-up-manship. desperately trying to out-do the other. they set up the entire twins scenario throughout the movie so its not like they just randomly whipped that out.

maybe i'm misunderstanding you.


Completely unbelievable, over the top and created to give it more of an adrenaline rush or something I dunno.

well most plots eventually reach a climax in the story. i don't know how believable it was supposed to be, its science fiction more or less. the over-the-top-ness is more of a physical manifestation of the extreme competitive obsession bale and jackman sink into.

DisplacedKnick
09-07-2007, 01:17 PM
Out of the two recent Magician-based films I much preferred The Illusionist over The Prestige. In the first I cared about the people in it, in the second I didn't - by late in the movie I was just hoping everyone would die and it would end.

Character development - one film had it, the other didn't. Not sure about the improbable plot line in Prestige - by the second half I just didn't care much.

Los Angeles
09-07-2007, 01:24 PM
HollywoodLand.

Does a great job of telling two stories at once and creating atmosphere. I'm serious when I say that Ben Affleck did an excellent job. When was the last time? Good Will Hunting? Maybe?

Admittedly, the ending was a little anti-climactic.

And they never bother to explain the title.

Here's why the phrase "Hollywoodland" is important to the history of LA: The famous "hollywood" sign was originally an advertisement for a housing development called "Hollywood Land" and that's what the sign actually said.

According to a plaque on a Mullholland overlook, the "Land" portion was wiped out during a landslide, leaving "Hollywood".

None of this has anything to do with the movie, and frankly the title doens't make any sense at all.

avoidingtheclowns
09-07-2007, 01:59 PM
Out of the two recent Magician-based films I much preferred The Illusionist over The Prestige. In the first I cared about the people in it, in the second I didn't - by late in the movie I was just hoping everyone would die and it would end.

Character development - one film had it, the other didn't. Not sure about the improbable plot line in Prestige - by the second half I just didn't care much.

see i kind of thought that was the point about both movies. both were about magicians, yes. but the illusionist used illusion/magic as more of a garnish than a true focus of the film. it was essentially a journey and a love story that happened to include magic.

the prestige on the otherhand is more or less wrapped up in a magic trick and is an examination of competitive nature. it focuses on the egos and the obsession of the two characters and the film itself is presented as a trick itself with a pledge, a turn and a prestige. i don't necessarily think you're supposed to deeply care about the characters as much as observe them.

i enjoyed both films quite a bit for different reasons.

Natston
09-07-2007, 03:56 PM
Zoolander

I honestly don't why I chose to watch in the first place or even why I actually finished it, but thankfully it's over...

N8R
09-07-2007, 04:06 PM
Wow The Prestige is really becoming a hot topic. I too have seen both The Illusionist and The Prestige. I actually told rcarey to see the Prestige which started this whole discussion.

But my thoughts on both are simple. Liked them.

Hicks
09-07-2007, 04:18 PM
What was so good about the second half of the movie? Could somebody please explain that to me? I thought that second half was total garbage. I mean... copying? I mean twins? I mean the total change in the storyline?

I believe that movies (and pieces/parts of them) can simply be (or not be) one person's cup a tea. I try to avoid these conversations when one of us likes it and the other does not. Unless the dislike is over a misunderstanding, I think ultimately the final say is: We'll just feel differently about what we saw. :)

Unclebuck
09-07-2007, 04:29 PM
I believe that movies (and pieces/parts of them) can simply be (or not be) one person's cup a tea. I try to avoid these conversations when one of us likes it and the other does not. Unless the dislike is over a misunderstanding, I think ultimately the final say is: We'll just feel differently about what we saw. :)

I enjoy discussing why people like a certain movie and why other don't like a certain movie. Not to be argumentative or to try and be mean to someone who disagrees with me, but there have been some movies over the years that I saw and didn't like and some people I respected really liked the same movie and I decided to watch it again and the second time I did enjoy it the second time. It doesn't happen very often but I think sometimes I'll see a certain movie and just not be in the right mood for it, or just have a bad day and the movie took the brunt of my venting

sweabs
09-07-2007, 05:08 PM
The Pursuit of Happyness: Wow - very touching story. Will Smith was outstanding.

sweabs
09-07-2007, 09:05 PM
Private Parts: Pretty good for my Howard fix.

JayRedd
09-07-2007, 09:19 PM
Zoolander

I honestly don't why I chose to watch in the first place or even why I actually finished it, but thankfully it's over...

I'll fight you.

Mourning
09-07-2007, 09:29 PM
The Pursuit of Happyness: Wow - very touching story. Will Smith was outstanding.

I still have to see that one... prob. next weekend :).

DisplacedKnick
09-07-2007, 10:19 PM
i don't necessarily think you're supposed to deeply care about the characters as much as observe them.


If I don't care about characters in a film I don't care about the film.

I know that's different for some people - they enjoy the effects or the action or just observing a plot twist but unless I feel some sort of emotional attachment/empathy towards at least one character, the film won't work for me.

Well, except for some documentaries.

Los Angeles
09-07-2007, 11:57 PM
Some of my favorite films of all time don't even have characters - or stories.

sweabs
09-08-2007, 12:03 AM
Some of my favorite films of all time don't even have characters - or stories.
Baraka?

Arcadian
09-08-2007, 12:40 AM
Some of my favorite films of all time don't even have characters - or stories.

Andy Warhol movies?

Titianic?

Los Angeles
09-08-2007, 01:02 AM
Baraka?

Koyaanisqatsi > Baraka. ;)

Though that's not really fair because Baraka's director was the cinematographer of Koyaanisqatsi. Saw Koyaanisqatsi with Philip Glass performing the soundtrack live a few years ago. It was truly awe inspiring.

I'm a Brakhage fan as well.

Never really liked the Warhol stuff as you can tell that he's just exploiting the crap out of the people in those films. They seem really sad and abusive. I do like a lot of video art that it inspired, so it's not a great loss.

The Matthew Barney stuff is really dense and historical/literary, and I suppose you can technically say that there are characters and/or stories involved. but it's way too bizarre and intense for maybe 98% of the general population. Still, Cremaster II is a fantasic masterpiece.

I know the gorilla as a central tragic character has been done before, but this film brings the theme to new heights: http://www.aglassandahalffullproductions.com/

JayRedd
09-08-2007, 01:09 AM
Some of my favorite films of all time don't even have characters - or stories.

porn?

avoidingtheclowns
09-08-2007, 01:23 AM
porn?

i thought the point was to get into the characters...

avoidingtheclowns
09-08-2007, 01:32 AM
If I don't care about characters in a film I don't care about the film.

I know that's different for some people - they enjoy the effects or the action or just observing a plot twist but unless I feel some sort of emotional attachment/empathy towards at least one character, the film won't work for me.

Well, except for some documentaries.


Some of my favorite films of all time don't even have characters - or stories.

different strokes different blokes...

i tend to share LA's perspective. a great example of this for me was one i recently mentioned watching again: The Battleship Potemkin. a silent film made by sergei eisenstein in the mid 20s - it was actually made as more or less a propaganda film. the characters are just symbols, you don't see anything beyond just the surface. however for me that certainly doesn't make the film less powerful; especially the famous odessa stairs scene. this is the one that was re-created essentially for the Untouchables and one of the Naked Gun movies

AMG_fwH3IL0

Suaveness
09-08-2007, 02:40 AM
i thought the point was to get into the characters...


that was bad


Pulp fiction. Awesome movie.

As far as the Prestige, I found it very complicated the first time I saw it. It took some time to get it, but they pulled it together nicely and it made sense at the end.

And Hollywoodland was a very good movie.

sweabs
09-08-2007, 12:39 PM
Beer League: Funny stuff.

Naptown_Seth
09-08-2007, 12:40 PM
My only problem with Prestige is that I'm a huge Tesla fan and would like to see him get a more serious film treatment. Here he was used as a bit more of a cartoon (including the key plot point invention).


Potemkin is an amazing film, though at times repetitive due to the propaganda nature of it. How about that knock on religion with the priest coming out of the ship ala a demon climbing out of a firey pit, no character buy-in but powerfully visual and more than capable of making the social commentary Eisenstein wanted to make.


Put me in the visual experience rather than character/story camp. Certainly great acting, great writing, sympathetic characters can make a film more enjoyable, but for me so can great cinematography or direction too.

I hate boring direction just as much as boring characters. Thus my dislike for the cliched and obvious methods of Michael Bay, always going for the easiest, cheesiest shots with zero imagination. Constrast that with Linklater who took 2 different scripts with 2 characters just walking and talking (Before Sunrise/Before Sunset) and made it interesting to watch simply with his direction and camera movement.

Admittedly Linklater didn't use as much smoke and slow motion as Bay would have. ;)

Naptown_Seth
09-08-2007, 12:55 PM
two movies i watched this weekend: The Battleship Potemkin and Metropolis. both are visually stunning, especially considering some of the special FX... which while obviously on the surface seem fairly neolithic but
for being made in the 20s are quite remarkable.

next up is another fritz lang film M
Just mentioned Potemkin obviously. LOVE Metropolis, love M. But then my favorite era was German Expressionism and Lang hit his best with these.



Since Shade mentioned Halloween I had an outdoor viewing last week where there were about 8-9 people and me, and I was the only one that had seen the film I put in...The Decent. Great horror flick, quite a surprise. I checked it out last year after it got so many top 10 mentions and strong reviews.

Needless to say there were tons of screams from the group, they even mentioned that they couldn't beleive the cops weren't called after all the shrieking. :D The film features perhaps the best horror reveal shot since The Shape came out of the shadows behind Jamie Lee Curtis in the original Halloween.

Also features amazing cinematography all based off of this incredible mix of in-story light sources (blood red flares, flashlights against cave walls, grainy green infared cameras).


Stardust - a less comedic version of Princess Bride, sometimes too campy but at other times pretty funny. Always an enjoyable ride of fantasy/romance no heavier than PB was.

Superbad - not quite on par with 40 Year Old and Knocked Up, but in the park. Once again despite the crude, rude humor the characters remain tied to real emotions in the end which takes the edge off and makes it a better film. I will say that even to my constantly swearing ears this film pushed it to the limit. A strength is the situations of the plot, as outrageous as stuff like Harold and Kumar yet somehow far more believable in a Dazed and Confused kinda way.

Simpsons - meh. Funny at times but nothing special. Not a bad film, just not a great film either.

Trader Joe
09-08-2007, 01:35 PM
Superbad: Had its moments. I swear a lot and this movie was way over the top in that department. At the start of the movie it was like a race to see how many times they could say the F bomb or a crude variation of penis. Some really funny parts, but also some parts that just make you say WTF was Officer Michaels on when he wrote this.

JayRedd
09-08-2007, 02:40 PM
different strokes different blokes

porn?


I hate boring direction just as much as boring characters. Thus my dislike for the cliched and obvious methods of Michael Bay, always going for the easiest, cheesiest shots with zero imagination. Constrast that with Linklater who took 2 different scripts with 2 characters just walking and talking (Before Sunrise/Before Sunset) and made it interesting to watch simply with his direction and camera movement.

Admittedly Linklater didn't use as much smoke and slow motion as Bay would have. ;)

Of course the methods, direction and cinemaotgraphy Linklater used were incredibly unique in the Sunset flicks, but I think that's a poor example to use to make your point here.

I mean really, what made those watchable (and I'll even admit very good...GRRrrrr football), IMO, was almost entirely the characters and the dialogue. To me, the clever presentation was really created as a vehicle for the script, and not the other way around. So I think it was a lot more about the quality of the character interaction and, especially, the writing of the dialogue than the tools in Linklater's workshop. (And of course, much of these interconnect, but the script is the irreplaceable component, IMO.)

bellisimo
09-09-2007, 06:45 PM
Fantastic Four: Silver Surfer - meh...its one of those franchises who could be a lot better with a different direction...

Deathproof - I'm a fan of Tarantino...this was a total pointless flick...which you could only like for its direction or what it was supposed to be...otherwise you'd feel its a bit dragged out boring movie.

Shade
09-09-2007, 11:00 PM
Just saw Hatchet. Fun, gory, over-the-top horror flick with a few small homages for Friday the 13th/Kane Hodder fans, and one of the very best kill scenes in movie history.

And I totally called part of the ending. :devil:

Bball
09-10-2007, 01:58 AM
Dreamgirls

Hmmmm.... There were 2 points where it decided it wanted to be a musical. I hate (movie) musicals typically. Since people don't break into song at dramatic points in real life, I usually find it distracting in a movie. And I did here.

Being a movie where there was ample opportunity to have the performers singing in character from stage or in the studio, I found it curious to even add these parts and this dimension to the movie.

Yes, Beyonce got upstaged but I didn't have a problem with her acting or how she played the role. The other girl (whose name escapes me) just had a role tailor made for her and she ran away with it.

Eddie Murphy got to channel his inner James Brown.

But contrary to what you might think by what I've written here... I did like the movie.

-Bball

Natston
09-10-2007, 02:11 AM
Children of Men

Upon watching it for a second time... It's okay but I still don't care for the heavy handed politics in the background. I also felt underwhelmed by the numerous unanswered questions...

JayRedd
09-10-2007, 02:18 AM
Just finished White Light, Black Rain.

Very powerful HBO produced documentary about survivors from the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I've been studying/researching quite a bit on nuclear and chemical weapons of late, so it really resonated with me. The post-annihilation photos and the disfigured, burnt and scarred images of the survivors are highly graphic throughout, but if you can stomach it, this really is a film that all Americans (and everybody) should watch. And even if you can't stomach it, you should force yourself to and just look away here and there.

N8R
09-11-2007, 05:07 PM
Hot Fuzz

I liked this movie. It was different than I expected but still very similar to Shaun of the Dead in a lot of respects.

Los Angeles
09-11-2007, 07:42 PM
I suppose this is where this should go, although I saw it on TV.

There was a documentary on last night called "The Falling Man". It was fantastic and incredibly moving.

It covers the taking, publishing, censorship, controversy and investigation of this photograph taken at the WTC on 911:

http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/6/6f/250px-The_Falling_Man.jpg

It seems of all the images from that day, no other still image offended the American psyche quite like this one. People are turtured by the notion that people may have jumped willfully from the towers, choosing a final 1000 foot flight over being burned and/or buried alive.

Many topics were covered in this film including but not limited to.

911
The faces of the WTC victims as well as those who survived them
Suicide
Photography as art
Photography as symbolism
The responsibility of journalism
The process of mourning
And of course the horror of falling to one's death (willfully or not)


- - - - - - -

EDIT: wow. I didn't realize how bizarre that would look next to my avatar.

sweabs
09-11-2007, 07:46 PM
Hot Fuzz

I liked this movie. It was different than I expected but still very similar to Shaun of the Dead in a lot of respects.
Did the DVD stall at any point? I hope you could watch it alright.

cactusjack
09-11-2007, 08:37 PM
Nosferatu and if anyone else would care to watch the grandfather of all vampire movies, follow this link

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6185283610506001721

Max Schreck's portrayal of Dracula is still the best of the bunch.

Pig Nash
09-12-2007, 03:27 AM
Dr. Strangelove and Citizen Kane

For my politics and film class. Good movies.

JayRedd
09-12-2007, 01:18 PM
Dr. Strangelove

You can't fight in here!!This is the War Room.

N8R
09-12-2007, 04:18 PM
Did the DVD stall at any point? I hope you could watch it alright.

I put it into my computer and watched it through the DVD player in it so there were no problems. Thanks again for the movie.

Grilled

A great movie that didnt get the publicity it should have. Starring Ray Ramono and Kevin James who are Meat Salesman. I would recommend to everyone.

Natston
09-12-2007, 09:15 PM
Miami Vice

It was better than expected and I liked the style most part but it lacked dialog and a more profound story...

SamBear
09-12-2007, 09:40 PM
The Holiday.... very nice movie...

It's about this woman who is in love with her co-worker and is pretty pathetic about it... seriously pathetic.... reminds me of this stupid woman at work... she's pathetically in love with her boss... :laugh: and hates when I talk to him.... :laugh:

But this movie is a good date movie. :) And apparently that woman at work isn't ... :laugh:

Isaac
09-12-2007, 10:11 PM
Miami Vice

It was better than expected and I liked the style most part but it lacked dialog and a more profound story...

I didn't really think Colin Farrell was a bad actor untill I saw that movie.

The whole thing is him furrowing his brow and talking in the deepest voice he possibly can.

I didn't hate the movie though.

Los Angeles
09-13-2007, 02:34 PM
Chronicles of Narnia

I hated it.

AesopRockOn
09-13-2007, 08:35 PM
Surprised no one has seen 3:10 to Yuma. A bunch (even beyond Crowe and Bale who both will receive copious amounts of nominations this year) of amazing acting jobs in that flick. Check it out.

Pig Nash
09-13-2007, 09:18 PM
A Clockwork Orange, been on a Kubrick kick. Gonna watch Full Metal Jacket sometime soon.

Stryder
09-13-2007, 10:05 PM
Surprised no one has seen 3:10 to Yuma. A bunch (even beyond Crowe and Bale who both will receive copious amounts of nominations this year) of amazing acting jobs in that flick. Check it out.

Is it better than the original?

AesopRockOn
09-14-2007, 03:00 PM
Is it better than the original?

I haven't seen the original (it's on my list) but this version holds its own against the best that have been made this year at least. :cool:

N8R
09-15-2007, 12:59 AM
Superbad - I finally got out and saw this movie and oh boy am I glad I did. It is the funniest movie movie I have seen in a LONG time. If you like comedies SEE THIS MOVIE.

cactusjack
09-15-2007, 01:28 AM
Plan 9 from Outer Space
It's an Ed Wood flick from the 50s that is so bad, it's almost good.

Hicks
09-15-2007, 09:12 AM
Shoot 'Em Up

I wanted to like it more than I did. It has more than a few awesome parts in it, but other than that I felt surprisingly bored/disinterested.

Less than the sum of its parts.

Still, worth checking out if you like action flicks.

bellisimo
09-15-2007, 07:31 PM
Blades of Glory - Will does it again - had some laugh out loud funny parts...

28 Weeks Later - one of the few zombie movie series *does 2 movies make it a series?* thats actually worth watching...I'm guessing next up is 28 Months Later...

Knocked Up - had low expectations goin' into it...but left with a good vibe in the end - its not a classical...but had its moments.

N8R
09-16-2007, 02:55 PM
Superbad

I went to see this movie again last night. So I saw it Friday and Saturday. Both times very enjoyable.

N8R
09-16-2007, 07:06 PM
The Bourne Identity and The Bourne Ultimatum

Both Great Movies. The Middle Bourne Supremecy is still on the waiting list.

N8R
09-17-2007, 04:19 PM
Children Of Men

A very good movie. Not really what I expected but I enjoyed it a lot.

indyman37
09-17-2007, 08:13 PM
Went and saw the Bourne Ultimatum, finally, yesterday with some friends...i probably would have enjoyed it a lot more if they weren't asking me who everyone was or what was going on the whole time though.
But i DEFINITELY recommend this movie and the two previous bourne's.

sweabs
09-18-2007, 01:15 AM
Casino.

I really enjoyed it.

bellisimo
09-18-2007, 09:14 AM
put me down on the list of people who watched Bourne Ultimatum over the weekend...I hadn't watched the first installment so I was learning about all the loose ends along with Bourne...

N8R
09-18-2007, 05:15 PM
Halloween - The new one of course.

I liked it but it wasnt all that scary and the amount of nudity sure seemed to suggest the original. I liked the back story though and I liked it so much that I wish I had even more. I enjoy the character development.

rcarey this is one you should add to your list of movies to watch.

N8R
09-18-2007, 07:51 PM
The Departed

Great Movie

Gyron
09-21-2007, 10:08 AM
Stomp the Yard.

Ok, catchy music and stomping.

JayRedd
09-21-2007, 10:46 AM
Casino.

I really enjoyed it.

Try this:

http://gorillamask.net/sesamecasino.shtml

Mourning
09-21-2007, 11:34 AM
"The Bourne Ultimatum". Another great action thriller with a decent story, spacing and good filming. Love all the Bourne movies. See them in the order they are intended though. You will understand almost everything if you don't, but it's just not the samething.

Regards,

Mourning :cool:

sweabs
09-21-2007, 05:02 PM
Try this:

http://gorillamask.net/sesamecasino.shtml
:laugh:

Thanks for that. The ending is priceless.

N8R
09-21-2007, 07:32 PM
Grindhouse - Deathproof

Very gory at some points and very slow at others. Over all I enjoyed it and now I want to see Planet Terror.

Mourning
09-21-2007, 08:53 PM
:laugh:

Thanks for that. The ending is priceless.

Thanks for putting that up again. BRILLIANT!!!! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Naptown_Seth
09-22-2007, 01:54 AM
A Clockwork Orange, been on a Kubrick kick. Gonna watch Full Metal Jacket sometime soon.
Coming to HD-DVD in the next month. CO, 2001, Full Metal and I think Barry Lyndon. I hate repurchases but 2001 goes without saying due to it being a large film format originally (70mm). I'll hit CO as well, then not sure on the others, might get by with the current DVDs for now on those.



Children of Men was my top film of last year. Brilliant, especially sound and art direction. It's not hard core SF which may throw some people. Midway through there is a car scene with the camera mounted on the car doing a 360 pan - tribute to the great, recently deceased Antonioni's The Passenger (starring Jack Nicholson) which features the same amazing camera movement.



Blades of Glory - miserably pedestrian, waste of talent, especially Arnett and Poehler. By far my least favorte Ferrell vehicle despite him having several great moments. Unlike Sandler this is less about him in a rut and more about just a lame script and some weak direction.


Little Children - outstanding follow up for In the Bedroom director Todd Field. He portrays all the adults as impulsive little children so beware that the narrative stretches the reality of behavior in order to make that point. Wish I'd seen it sooner as it goes down as a top 10 2006 film for me.


Notes on a Scandal - another strong 2006 film; about a teacher having an affair with a student, Blachett great as the teacher, Dench incredible as her coworker/"friend". More of a thriller than you'd think, though it stops short of something like Misery (similar theme though)


Duck Soup and Animal Crackers - love the Marx Bros.


Road to Morocco - also love Bing and Bob, this series is one of the best ever. Their schtick was golden.

Naptown_Seth
09-22-2007, 01:58 AM
Plan 9 from Outer Space
It's an Ed Wood flick from the 50s that is so bad, it's almost good.
People cite this as the worst ever, or one of them, but for my money his worst work is Bride of the Monster which is just painfully horrible.

N8R
09-22-2007, 11:54 AM
Vacancy - Not good, not scary, not worth the time it took to download.

AesopRockOn
09-22-2007, 04:36 PM
L.A. Confidential - Wow. Pretty much perfect; the Academy Awards really should have been dissolved after what they did in 1998.

Unclebuck
09-22-2007, 05:21 PM
L.A. Confidential - Wow. Pretty much perfect; the Academy Awards really should have been dissolved after what they did in 1998.

Excellent, excellent movie.

JayRedd
09-22-2007, 05:50 PM
The Killing Fields - First time I'd seen it. Amazing job by non-actor and real-life Khmer Rouge survivor Dr. Hang S. Noir in the role of Dith Pran, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Sam Watterson was pretty great too, or maybe it was just such a powerful film that everyone seemed good under such circumstances. Nothing else to really say aside from that the end scene was incredibly moving.

Knocked Up - A little funnier than Killing Fields. Maybe not quite as good as hyped up to be, but consistently hilarious throughout. Paul Rudd is maybe my favorite comedic actor. "Where we're going...We don't need roads." That drunk at dinner scene was classic as was the trip to Vegas. Also great were the impromptu "know how I know you're gay"-type insult contests throughout. "How did it feel changing your name from Cat Stevens to Yusef Islam? " Amazing. As far as the new, classic comedies go, I'll put it somewhere above 40-Year-Old Virgin but still below Old School.

Meanwhile, AMC is playing mad Hitchcock movies all week. Vertigo, Pyscho, Trouble with Harry and one other are all on today and I think it's showing a different one all week at 7 pm. Vertigo has to be my favorite...or maybe Strangers on a Train. Either way, can't go wrong with many of these if you find yourself bored this week.

avoidingtheclowns
09-22-2007, 06:20 PM
Excellent, excellent movie.

fantastic film


Meanwhile, AMC is playing mad Hitchcock movies all week. Vertigo, Pyscho, Trouble with Harry and one other are all on today and I think it's showing a different one all week at 7 pm. Vertigo has to be my favorite...or maybe Strangers on a Train. Either way, can't go wrong with many of these if you find yourself bored this week.

i think if i had to choose a favorite i'd have to go with Rear Window. but, as you said, it's hard to go wrong with most hitchcock. i recently began watching the first season of Alfred Hitchcock Presents... never seen the show before but they're also fantastic.


Blades of Glory - miserably pedestrian, waste of talent, especially Arnett and Poehler. By far my least favorte Ferrell vehicle despite him having several great moments. Unlike Sandler this is less about him in a rut and more about just a lame script and some weak direction.

absolutely agree. just watched this last weekend and i was nauseated for most of it. doesn't it make ya look forward to his ABA movie :(

N8R
09-23-2007, 06:04 PM
Caught the tail end of Boyz N The Hood on TV today. Forgot how much I liked that movie.

Mourning
09-24-2007, 03:42 AM
The Killing Fields - First time I'd seen it. Amazing job by non-actor and real-life Khmer Rouge survivor Dr. Hang S. Noir in the role of Dith Pran, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Sam Watterson was pretty great too, or maybe it was just such a powerful film that everyone seemed good under such circumstances. Nothing else to really say aside from that the end scene was incredibly moving.

Remember when we had a topic about movies that have scenes that bring tears to your eyes?

Well this one scene you just described is one that does that right there for me. Brilliant movie.

Regards,

Mourning :cool:

Gyron
09-24-2007, 11:43 AM
Remember the titans, for like the 40th time. Still love that movie.

World Trade Center with Nicolas Cage. Good movie. Had the tears welling up several times...

The Longest Yard with Adam Sandler-Another great movie that Ive seen probably 40 times.

Naptown_Seth
09-24-2007, 01:36 PM
Hitchcock, great. On AMC, puke. I loathe what they became. Wait for TCM to run the Hitch's instead, or Netflix, or get off the horse and buy 'em already. ;)

Rear Window is my fave as well, then NxNW, Vertigo, Rope and perhaps 39 Steps or Lady Vanishes. However I'd say Psycho has one of the best scores ever.

Killing Fields, tough viewing, awesome film.


I just watched Duck You Sucker and the extras from the Leone special edition anthology. I used to only be luke-warm on it but I've grown to love it. Still prefer GBU and then Once Upon...West.

Duck is a good pairing with GBU though as it's like a twin of that film in premise/story but instead takes the darker more somber angle when resolving the plot. Like GBU with consequences.


Also watched Tron. Still brilliant art direction even by today's standards. Outside of that it's not particularly outstanding, but it is solid, well-paced (brisk) and a fun ride.

JayRedd
09-24-2007, 01:51 PM
Ditto on AMC.

Catwoman was on there a few weeks ago. No joke.

N8R
09-24-2007, 06:23 PM
40 Year Old Virgin

A classic in my opinion. I like it very much so.

N8R
09-25-2007, 04:45 PM
Hostel

Wow that was a very gory movie. I honestly feel asthough I need to throw up. It wasn't even that scary all just gore that grosses you out. I have to say that I am looking foward to Hostel 2 now to see what the heck they are going to do with the movie, if they will continue with the same place/people or if it will be a completely different event. If you like gore this is the perfect movie for you but if not oh man you will hate it. I am glad I didnt watch it with the GF cause I would be in a lot of trouble right now.

Mourning
09-26-2007, 12:37 PM
Haha Hostel. Dutch people speaking German as their native language... I mean how offensive can you get? :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Seriously, I thought the plot is interesting, but the way they worked it out ... well not too good IMO. I liked the ladies btw!!! ;)

It plays in Slovakia I think, right? Mentions a war and a shortage of men... I didn't know Slovakia has been at war after 1945 :kicknuts:.

Regards,

Mourning :cool:

N8R
09-26-2007, 04:51 PM
Yeah thats the movie

I just finished Shooter. I liked it a lot and I enjoyed watching people getting mangeled via the sniper rifle.

N8R
09-28-2007, 12:41 AM
Hostel Part 2 - Glad I watched this. Not as disgusting as the first but I think that is due in part to me expecting a lot of grusomeness from it. It explained a lot about how the whole Hostel environment works which is what I wanted to know.

The Longest Yard with Adam Sandler. I had seen this previous but I like it and it is not as bad as it could have been.

Knocked Up - Only watched the first 50 minutes of it but still a funny 50 mins. This is my first time watching it as a quality Movie. I saw a theatre cam version in the summer so this is much better.

Suaveness
09-28-2007, 11:00 PM
Was so looking forward to watching Knocked Up today, and blockbuster was completely sold out. Bah. So ended up watching Fellowship of the Ring.

cactusjack
09-29-2007, 09:54 PM
People cite this as the worst ever, or one of them, but for my money his worst work is Bride of the Monster which is just painfully horrible.

I haven't seen Bride of the Monster and if it is worse than Plan 9, I don't want to.

Shade
09-29-2007, 11:19 PM
I finally sat down and watched Ghost Rider. It wasn't bad. A bit over the top, especially in the beginning, and a little too cliche in certain parts as well, but it's about on par with Daredevil, Hulk, Electra, and the first FF.

Shade
09-29-2007, 11:20 PM
I haven't seen Bride of the Monster and if it is worse than Plan 9, I don't want to.

Nail Gun Massacre is by far the worst movie off all time. No contest.

Hicks
09-29-2007, 11:22 PM
Rise of the Silver Surfer.

In a (not really) word: Eh.

Shade
09-29-2007, 11:23 PM
Rise of the Silver Surfer.

In a (not really) word: Eh.

I thought it was considerably better than the first, but the ending was pretty crappy. Talk about cliche and predictable.

cactusjack
09-30-2007, 01:39 AM
Monty Python's "Life of Brian". After all these years I still love that closing number.:D

N8R
09-30-2007, 03:46 PM
Perfect Stranger

I saw the last hour and it was not a good movie at all. Very stupid.

JayRedd
09-30-2007, 10:43 PM
Nail Gun Massacre is by far the worst movie off all time. No contest.

I dunno...It's hard to believe that the best titled movie ever could also be the worst movie of all time.

I nominate Manos: The Hands of Fate for worst ever.

Hicks
09-30-2007, 11:02 PM
I...am.......Torgo......

cactusjack
10-01-2007, 03:03 PM
Nail Gun Massacre is by far the worst movie off all time. No contest.

I haven't seen that, but I have a hard time believing any movie could be worse than Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.:eek:

N8R
10-02-2007, 04:29 PM
Knocked Up - I finally finished watching this movie on DVD. Still very funny. It was different than the version I saw in theatre...better

Naptown_Seth
10-03-2007, 03:58 AM
Monty Python's "Life of Brian". After all these years I still love that closing number.:D
Best Python film/show ever. Freaking brilliant.

And next time nevermind the mur, okay big nose?;)


Catwoman was on there a few weeks ago. No joke.
Well it is American and is a Movie. 2 out of 3 ain't bad.

I love how they make commercials in letterbox, and then show films Pan and Scan because allegedly their audience doesn't care for LBX. I mean WTF? Why advert that way then?


Ran through season 1 Heroes finally. Watched the last somewhat decent Brooks film, Spaceballs, which has problems but features a great effort by Moranis as Dark Helmet.

Finally saw some of Grindhouse, the new DVD cut of Death Proof. I'm a big fan of real stunt work in films, especially car gags, so I enjoyed the film. Stuntwoman Zoe was very impressive. QT did hit the mark for the most part on what he was trying to make, even if the genre itself is campy. My only problem is that he overwrites dialog and weaker actors can't handle it.

N8R
10-03-2007, 05:40 PM
Blood Diamond

Very good movie. Djimon Hounsou has done great work for his part in this movie. Dicaprio's accent gets annoying at some parts but he couldnt play a south african with an american accent so I understand it but that doesnt mean I like it.

Kegboy
10-06-2007, 06:32 PM
The Kingdom

Superb. I highly, highly recommend it. Suprisingly funny considering the subject matter, but very moving as well. However, I'll warn you the end is extremely violent.

Unclebuck
10-06-2007, 06:42 PM
3:10 to Yuma was really good. I normally don't like westerns at all, but I liked this movie a lot.

Crowe and Bale are such great actors and were outstanding in this movie.

Gyron
10-08-2007, 12:59 PM
Legally Blonde lol

#31
10-10-2007, 02:52 PM
Grindhouse: Planet Terror = Awesome movie, i rank it behind Peter Jacksons "Braindead" in the race of "The goriest movie ever!".

JayRedd
10-10-2007, 10:32 PM
Blood Diamond

Very good movie. Djimon Hounsou has done great work for his part in this movie. Dicaprio's accent gets annoying at some parts but he couldnt play a south african with an american accent so I understand it but that doesnt mean I like it.

Just saw this one again, ha. Still amazing, ha. And I'm looking forward to seeing it like 30 more times on HBO over the next two months, ha.

Meanwhile, did anyone watch The War? Maybe this should be in the TV thread, but whatever. I caught parts here and there while it was on PBS, but have been renting the discs the last few nights to get the whole thing chronologically. Pretty great. If you've liked Baseball, The Civil War or Jazz, you should definitely get into this. Or if you have any remote interest in WWII.

#31
10-11-2007, 07:03 AM
Grindhouse: Planet Terror = Awesome movie, i rank it behind Peter Jacksons "Braindead" in the race of "The goriest movie ever!".

Ok ok.. we have the winner, today i saw WRONG TURN 2, holy **** you guys must see it! I ate while watching it :puke:

N8R
10-14-2007, 06:30 AM
Reign Over Me

I was very pleasently surprised with this one. I guess I like seeing comedic actors doing serious roles as I have liked Punch Drunk Love and Stranger Than Fiction, but this movie moved me while I watched. I didnt go into this with high expectation but there was a scene where I was getting choakd up. I would recommend to any and everyone.

Gyron
10-15-2007, 09:41 AM
Failure to Launch

Not too bad for a chick flick. Had some definite funny moments.

ajbry
10-15-2007, 08:17 PM
Hotel Rwanda.

Amazing film.

Unclebuck
10-16-2007, 04:10 PM
Just saw "Michael Clayton" with George Clooney

Very, very good movie. Clooney has turned into quite an actor - I would expect an Oscar nomination for him and maybe for the movie.

It starts off a little slow, after about 30 minutes or so you figure this movie isn't going anywhere, but it slowly picks up and is a very smart movie.

No there isn't any car chases (well in a small way there is) no action sequences and no gun fights. But it is a very good movie

AesopRockOn
10-17-2007, 06:32 PM
Eastern Promises - Very, very good. Better than History of Violence. Viggo is out of his mind with the role.

We Own The Night - some decent acting from Phoenix, Duvall, and Wallberg but confused directing and poor character portrayal. I saw some critics compare it to The Departed; don't fool yourself.

Natston
10-20-2007, 05:41 AM
The Lookout

Great movie, I really appreciate the character development...

The Last Samurai

Good movie, it was intelligent and beautiful... But it does has some flaws...

Unclebuck
10-21-2007, 01:07 PM
The Lookout

Great movie, I really appreciate the character development...
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Glad you liked it. I just wish more people would go to movies like that instead of just going to the movies with the huge budgets, big name actors and those movies that are at the top of the box office charts.

avoidingtheclowns
10-21-2007, 02:26 PM
hey UB, did you ever check out Brick with Joseph Gordon Levitt?


i've seen a couple recently...

The Most Dangerous Game - fairly laughable (mostly the overacting of the count) film from the 30s based on connell's short story. made by the same people who would go on to make king kong

Night of the Hunter - an interesting film starring robert mitchum as a murderous traveling preacher. kind of a noirish fable really.

The Crimson Rivers - a french "americanized" thriller starring Jean Reno and Vincent Cassel. fairly interesting.

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The Machinist - second time seeing this christian bale film about a man who hasn't slept for a year and is haunted by a co-worker that does not exist. if you haven't seen this film, the least you need to do is check out pictures of christian while doing it. he lost around 60lbs (to 110 total) (http://moviesmedia.ign.com/movies/image/themachinist_christianbale1_1097866350.jpg) to play the role ... the film he did immediately after this was Batman Begins.

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Tightrope - clint eastwood film from the 80s (fairly cheesy sound effects to prove it) and its a fairly standard cop-in-search-of-killer movie

N8R
10-22-2007, 12:40 AM
The Machinist is a great movie

I watched Planet Terror from Grindhouse and it was alright. Gory but not gory enough, action but not enough and not very good development. It is ok though.

Unclebuck
10-22-2007, 08:28 AM
hey UB, did you ever check out Brick with Joseph Gordon Levitt?





I haven't yet. I have rented/bought so few movies the past couple of years that I just haven't gotten "Brick". There are several movies I did buy that I haven't even watched yet. That is one nice thing about renting DVD's it forces you to watch them right away, where as when you buy a DVD, you figure you can watch it anytime and you forget about it.

Natston
10-30-2007, 06:33 AM
The Village

I actually wanted to watch Signs again and this happened to come in a set. I liked parts of it, disliked others, and I didn't hate it but didn't love it either. The twist at the end pretty much killed it. Clearly it's the weakest of Shyamalan's movies, but I haven't seen Lady in the Water yet...

Spider-man 3

It was kinda like watching 'The Village' in that I didn't see it when the hype machine was in full force. As before, I knew what was going to happen and the criticisms going in, but after seeing it I actually liked Spider-man 3.

N8R
10-30-2007, 07:16 AM
American Gangster

I liked it. I didnt know what was going on in the first 30 minutes but after that the movie went by quickly. Both Denzel Washington and Russel Crowe were superb. I recommend to pretty much any and everyone.

Mr Brooks

A great serial killer thriller movie. I LOVED seeing Kevin Costner playing this character and Dane Cook played a serious role which was different to see. I really like this movie, even more than American Gangster. Just something about it made me want to see more and more of it. Deffinetly recommended

bellisimo
10-30-2007, 07:34 AM
You Kill Me - if you like hitman/mafia movies....its worth a look.

Unclebuck
10-30-2007, 09:40 AM
hey UB, did you ever check out Brick with Joseph Gordon Levitt?





I finally did watch "Brick".

JGL did a great job in that movie - who knew that the little kid from "Third Rock" would turn into a such a good actor. But I didn't really enjoy the movie too much - I mean it was pretty good, but it never really came together.

avoidingtheclowns
10-30-2007, 10:33 AM
American Gangster

I liked it. I didnt know what was going on in the first 30 minutes but after that the movie went by quickly. Both Denzel Washington and Russel Crowe were superb. I recommend to pretty much any and everyone.

want to see that


Mr Brooks

A great serial killer thriller movie. I LOVED seeing Kevin Costner playing this character and Dane Cook played a serious role which was different to see. I really like this movie, even more than American Gangster. Just something about it made me want to see more and more of it. Deffinetly recommended

didn't like it. i think the only way for this movie to work is with actors who aren't taking it so seriously. the only one who did this was william hurt. dane cook also makes me want to kill puppies.


You Kill Me - if you like hitman/mafia movies....its worth a look.

also want to see this


I finally did watch "Brick".

JGL did a great job in that movie - who knew that the little kid from "Third Rock" would turn into a such a good actor. But I didn't really enjoy the movie too much - I mean it was pretty good, but it never really came together.

i'm glad you enjoyed his performance but sorry you didn't enjoy the movie itself. i think noir, well this type of noir at least, is an aquired taste. brick is like taking something like the maltese falcon or any of those old old school detective noirs and sticking it in high school (including the language). it took me a while to get into it, probably until the first plot point (right before he meets 'brain' i guess). but it was made by a first time writer/director and made for less than $400k - which i found enormously impressive, along with jgl's performance.

aero
10-30-2007, 12:27 PM
I watched Halloween 6: The Curse Of Michael Myers

Unclebuck
10-30-2007, 12:53 PM
i'm glad you enjoyed his performance but sorry you didn't enjoy the movie itself. i think noir, well this type of noir at least, is an aquired taste. brick is like taking something like the maltese falcon or any of those old old school detective noirs and sticking it in high school (including the language). it took me a while to get into it, probably until the first plot point (right before he meets 'brain' i guess). but it was made by a first time writer/director and made for less than $400k - which i found enormously impressive, along with jgl's performance.


Overall, I glad I watched the movie - I just never really became engrossed in the story - but I did admire the movie and enjoyed it on a certain level.

Since86
10-30-2007, 01:24 PM
I saw 30 Days of Night this last sunday, and it was horrible even for a "scary" movie.

Maybe if it was called One Day of Night, or Two Days of Night, it would have been better but you jump from the first night to the 14th night in the blink of an eye, literally. I didn't understand the story line at all. It was just a cheap film and a reason to show lots of blood dripping down faces.

Ugh, I want my $16 dollars back.

AesopRockOn
10-31-2007, 02:19 PM
American Gangster - Go see it.

Erik
10-31-2007, 04:25 PM
You Kill Me - if you like hitman/mafia movies....its worth a look.this was kind of a gloomy movie which was borderline boring at times but ben kingsley's character makes it worth the time, it was better than i expexted.

Erik
11-01-2007, 03:32 PM
We Own the Night- I would say that this movie was just o.k., it did have a pretty good chase scene that was done in the rain with a shootout that left all of the loud noises out, it just sounded like you were in the car with the windows rolled up, I thought it was cool how they did that. Great acting jobs but the story didn't keep me engaged like a good movie would.

JayRedd
11-04-2007, 08:27 PM
Watched Apocalypto yesterday.

Mel's liberties with Mayan civilization aside, I thought it was a really good flick. There were certainly some things that seemed a little recycled, obvious and/or simply implausible, but the world that the film created was pretty amazing. Normally, I don't even notice this type of thing particularly, but the make-up and wardrobe were just incredible. All the scarification and piercings and all that, coupled with the fact that there were no white people in the entire movie really sold the world as believable, even if some of it probably wasn't all that true to the actual Mayan civilization. The actors and sets were great too.

dannyboy
11-04-2007, 09:06 PM
We Are Marshall
Blood Diamond
World Trade Center
American Gangster

ajbry
11-04-2007, 09:41 PM
Watched Apocalypto yesterday.

Mel's liberties with Mayan civilization aside, I thought it was a really good flick. There were certainly some things that seemed a little recycled, obvious and/or simply implausible, but the world that the film created was pretty amazing. Normally, I don't even notice this type of thing particularly, but the make-up and wardrobe were just incredible. All the scarification and piercings and all that, coupled with the fact that there were no white people in the entire movie really sold the world as believable, even if some of it probably wasn't all that true to the actual Mayan civilization. The actors and sets were great too.

Apocalypto really flew under the radar and I thought it was very solid movie that was pretty much exactly what I had expected in the months leading up to it. The ending was a bit odd, but otherwise the film itself was definitely underrated.

DrBadd01
11-04-2007, 09:59 PM
American Gangster - Go see it.

Here, Here!!!! Very good Film!!!!

N8R
11-05-2007, 02:29 AM
The Reaping

Better than expected.

N8R
11-05-2007, 05:55 AM
License to Wed

I didnt have high hopes for this movie so it was a pleasent surprise. If you like Jim Helpert from The Office you will most likely enjoy this movie. There were also 3 'The Office' charaters in this movie as well as Mr Helpert: Kelly, Kevin and Angela.

Gyron
11-05-2007, 09:58 AM
Elmo Goes to Grouchland-2 times
Failure to launch-Viewed this one again with the wife.

Bball
11-07-2007, 12:11 AM
"We Are Marshall"
"300"
"Shooter"

The first two I'd recommend. "Shooter"... my oh my.... Could it be any more implausible and over the top? It started out decent enough for a throw-away thriller/suspense movie. And then it just kept tossing implausibility after implausibility into the thing until it was past the point of even a shred of belief.

-Bball

Raskolnikov
11-09-2007, 07:28 PM
Superbad. Really funny at times.

N8R
11-12-2007, 06:43 PM
Watched Failure To Launch and Ratatoullie

I enjoyed both movies. Failure to Launch was much better than I expected it to be. I reccommend to anyone looking for a good date movie or just a good movie.

Ratatoullie was also a very good animated movie. Good for a family night.

Natston
11-12-2007, 10:01 PM
American History X

Started strong and faded fast...

We are Marshall

Alright, pretty forgettable...

Natston
11-13-2007, 05:05 AM
Face/Off

Aside from the acting of Travolta and Cage I was fairly unimpressed by the rest of the movie...

bellisimo
11-13-2007, 06:13 AM
WAR - disappointed by the movie. I was expecting a bit more from Jason Statham and Jet Li....this was closer to a Steven Segal flick...

IndyFan032589
11-13-2007, 06:33 AM
American History X

Started strong and faded fast...


American History X faded fast??? The same American History X with Edward Norton??? That was a great film.

Anyway:

Premonition: DO NOT WATCH THIS FILM!!!!!! 2/10. 3 at best, it had a lot of potential to be a great psychological/mind bender film, but the continuity issues, plot holes and just plain horrible unthought writing made it a film that I would never reccomend.

Natston
11-13-2007, 07:11 AM
American History X faded fast??? The same American History X with Edward Norton??? That was a great film.

It started out great, but it became too simplistic and underwhelming. Perfect example was the confrontation between Cam and Derek at the party, needed something stronger and more moving.

N8R
11-13-2007, 07:38 AM
See I think the conforntation was realistic and gave a good perspective to what could have happened. I think this movie is amazing and never faded throughout. But that is my opinion. To each his own.

IndyFan032589
11-13-2007, 08:43 AM
I think this movie is amazing and never faded throughout.

I agree. Granted, it's been probably over a year since I've seen it and only once at that, but I do remember it. And basing on that I really liked it.

SycamoreKen
11-13-2007, 03:00 PM
Finally watched Transformers last night. I know, I know what was i thinking. I'm now thinking i should have seen it in the theater. Will definately see the next one there.

idioteque
11-13-2007, 03:44 PM
American Gangster was alright, but definately not the classic it was made out to be.

I read one very spot on review that said that the movie is dedicated basically to the 2 main characters, and except for one exception you learn little about the supporting cast and they're hard to empathize with.

Stryder
11-13-2007, 09:31 PM
Finally watched Transformers last night. I know, I know what was i thinking. I'm now thinking i should have seen it in the theater. Will definately see the next one there.

Go see it in IMAX. It is still playing at Kerasotes Showplace 16 on the southside.

JayRedd
11-14-2007, 11:55 AM
American History X faded fast??? The same American History X with Edward Norton??? That was a great film.


Well...it is one of my favorite films, but I can understand the comment. Now, I would never say it "faded fast," but the first hour or so was so good that all the post-prison stuff was a little underwhelming by comparison. But still, it's not like we're talking about a Collateral-level tailspin or anything...just a better build up of a story than a conclusion. His girl and that fat dude don't particularly help either. Both are pretty annoying.

Hoop
11-17-2007, 04:23 PM
Failure to launch-Viewed this one again with the wife.
I thought this movie was pretty good, much better than I expected, Zooey Deschanel's character was hilarious.

Hoop
11-17-2007, 05:46 PM
The Man from Earth (2007) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0756683/

I thought it was excellent. It's a low budget movie that basically takes place in one room. The whole movie is a conversation amongst college professors at a fair well gathering on the day a colleague is suddenly leaving the university without giving a reason.

N8R
11-18-2007, 05:38 AM
The Real World Cancuun

bellisimo
11-18-2007, 05:26 PM
Superbad - Mclovin FTW!

N8R
11-19-2007, 01:19 AM
Dawn of the Dead - The newer one.

I had seen it before. It is good for what it is but it isnt all that.

sweabs
11-20-2007, 01:05 AM
Superbad.

Real funny movie. I haven't laughed that hard watching a movie in a LONG time.

N8R
11-22-2007, 10:26 PM
Dodgeball

Always a good laugh

sweabs
11-22-2007, 11:12 PM
Did you watch it on City, newman? I watched the last bit.

N8R
11-23-2007, 07:44 AM
It was on fox that I watched it and me Mark and Rob caught the last hour of it due to no new Office or Scrubs being on cause of the strike/thanksgivin in the Status Quo.

Man this weekend is going to be boring. Want to come back and we can hang out on Saturday? Doooooo it

sweabs
11-23-2007, 01:53 PM
Nope - but I'll soon be back for 3 whole fawking weeks TO THE EXTREME.

JayRedd
11-23-2007, 06:52 PM
No Country For Old Men

It was legendary.

Anton Chigurh is one of the better characters I've seen in a long, long time. I wanna see it again to catch some more of the substance in the Tommy Lee Jones monologues, but it was pretty great and a very refreshing piece of film.

JayRedd
11-23-2007, 06:58 PM
Finally saw Transformers.

I question one of the main plot decisions* and some of the middle part with John Turturro and such seemed a little long, boring and unnecessary, but overall it was solid and the CGI was amazing.


* killing Megatron, although I'm sure they'll figure out a way to bring him back for the sequel.

N8R
11-23-2007, 07:21 PM
Nope - but I'll soon be back for 3 whole fawking weeks TO THE EXTREME.

When are you back for that again? Cause I am going to start Buggin Cainer for the Cottage date so I need to know whens you backage.

N8R
11-25-2007, 01:12 AM
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

It was alright. Not the greatest not the worst but it was what it was. Glad I didnt pay to see it.

Erik
11-25-2007, 08:53 AM
Beowulf- i personally wasn't overly excited going into this one, but i had never gotten into the story before. it was really good, it started out with alot of action and stayed exciting throughout. it only makes sense to say it had great special effects because the whole movie was a special effect. i regret not seeing it in IMAX 3-D, i still may do so. you may want to leave the kids at home, there is brief nudity a couple of sexual jokes and, of course, alot of violence (kinda like a disney/pixar movie).

BoomBaby33
11-25-2007, 09:46 AM
First time i have viewed this thread. Without looking through all 3164 posts to see if anyone else has watched and commented on "Glory Road", I have to say what an awesome movie. I had not had a chance to see it yet until last night, but what a great great story. I have to say that is now my second favorite sports movie of all time now - nothing will ever top Hoosiers though.

Mourning
11-25-2007, 11:28 AM
Saw "Sunshine" last weekend. Loved it. great combination of music and visuals.

Storyline that's just about average, but the extra details put into it and it for me was more like a sideshow in this case. Really loved the music, picture and special effect combinations. And this is from someone who loves good plots more then anything.

Want to really see "The Valley of Elah" sometime soon. Anybody seen it yet? :)

Regards,

Mourning :cool:

Unclebuck
11-25-2007, 12:55 PM
Want to really see "The Valley of Elah" sometime soon. Anybody seen it yet? :)

Regards,

Mourning :cool:

I saw it a few months ago. It was good (not sure I appreciated the political message - even though it wasn't too heavy handed) Very somber though. Great performance by Tommy Lee Jones - Oscar worthy for sure.

N8R
11-25-2007, 10:12 PM
Dirty Sanchez: The Movie

Like Jackass but more extreme and a lot more male nudity. They had one of their guys chop the end of his pinky off, someone had liposuction done while still awake and then one of them did a shot of the stuff they took out. One of them got hit 103 times with a paint ball gun naked (with a cup) from 5M away. It was gross but funny at times. If you are into the whole Jackass style of idiots hurting each other, I would suggest checking this movie out.

Gyron
11-26-2007, 12:37 PM
A Christmas Carol with George C Scott. Tradition with my wife to wtach it while we are putting up Christmas decorations.

N8R
11-27-2007, 07:57 AM
Zodiac

I liked this movie but it was kinda slow and not very movie like. Time jumped forward a lot and I didnt feel like there was really an end to it. I realize it is a tough topic to make into a thriller movie but I dont know how will they did it. I wouldnt watch it again but it is good enough for one watch.

You Kill Me

The Worst movie I have seen in a while. One big waste of an hour and half. I barely knew what the plot was, it wasn't scary, it wasn't bloody, it wasn't funny, it was just a bad movie. DO NOT see this one. I am so glad for my torrents working because if I had paid money to see this movie I would demand a refund.

avoidingtheclowns
11-27-2007, 09:41 AM
Zodiac

I liked this movie but it was kinda slow and not very movie like. Time jumped forward a lot and I didnt feel like there was really an end to it. I realize it is a tough topic to make into a thriller movie but I dont know how will they did it. I wouldnt watch it again but it is good enough for one watch.

the pacing is intentionally tedious - at least i'm guessing it is. i think fincher was trying to essentially make the audience feel the same tedious dread that the investigators felt (and still feel) with no absolute resolution and hunting this thing for years and years. its not really a movie about an insane serial killer it is a movie about the insanity this killer drove cops and journalists into. just my 2 cents.

Mourning
11-27-2007, 11:28 AM
the pacing is intentionally tedious - at least i'm guessing it is. i think fincher was trying to essentially make the audience feel the same tedious dread that the investigators felt (and still feel) with no absolute resolution and hunting this thing for years and years. its not really a movie about an insane serial killer it is a movie about the insanity this killer drove cops and journalists into. just my 2 cents.

Aggreed! Loved this movie btw. Def. on my christmas list.

bellisimo
11-27-2007, 11:41 AM
Finally saw Transformers.

I question one of the main plot decisions* and some of the middle part with John Turturro and such seemed a little long, boring and unnecessary, but overall it was solid and the CGI was amazing.


* killing Megatron, although I'm sure they'll figure out a way to bring him back for the sequel.

you got it right - if they wanted to completely kill him off - they wouldn't just dump him into the ocean....

would've been nice to see a Transformers movie where its from the view of the Transformers...

LouisvilleLip
11-27-2007, 11:47 AM
Aggreed! Loved this movie btw. Def. on my christmas list.

Watch Memories of Murder.

Mourning
11-27-2007, 12:23 PM
Watch Memories of Murder.

Thx for the tip! Will look for it :).

N8R
11-27-2007, 07:24 PM
the pacing is intentionally tedious - at least i'm guessing it is. i think fincher was trying to essentially make the audience feel the same tedious dread that the investigators felt (and still feel) with no absolute resolution and hunting this thing for years and years. its not really a movie about an insane serial killer it is a movie about the insanity this killer drove cops and journalists into. just my 2 cents.

That makes sense. Guess I didnt view it like that. But it does now make more sense. Still not a movie I could watch more than once. As I originally said I liked it but it just didnt seem like a movie. I guess I expecting to see more gore and it to be about the killer and not the cops so I expected a different movie. No fault of the movie makers.

Unclebuck
11-27-2007, 07:34 PM
That makes sense. Guess I didnt view it like that. But it does now make more sense. Still not a movie I could watch more than once. As I originally said I liked it but it just didnt seem like a movie. I guess I expecting to see more gore and it to be about the killer and not the cops so I expected a different movie. No fault of the movie makers.

I understand what you are saying, but don't you think the scenes involving the killer were much more effective and memorable because they were so limited.

Suaveness
11-27-2007, 10:40 PM
Knocked Up. I actually liked Superbad better than this one, but it wasn't too bad

JayRedd
11-28-2007, 12:17 AM
Knocked Up. I actually liked Superbad better than this one, but it wasn't too bad

Was it hard when you changed your name from Cat Stevens to Yusef Islam?

I preferred Knocked Up...but you can't really go wrong with McLovin: The 25-year-old, Hawaiian organ donor.

JayRedd
11-28-2007, 12:36 AM
City of God just starting on IFC right now.

Sooooooo good.

Sooooooo bad for me getting any sleep tonight.

N8R
11-28-2007, 08:19 AM
City of God just starting on IFC right now.

Sooooooo good.

Sooooooo bad for me getting any sleep tonight.


GREAT movie. I spent years looking for it for sale at a reasonable price. I finally found one for $25 at a store in Toronto. Well worth the money. Such an amazing movie. I just wish there were more like it. Give me suggestions people.


I understand what you are saying, but don't you think the scenes involving the killer were much more effective and memorable because they were so limited.

Yeah it did make them more memorable. I think I just watched it thinking it was going to be more about the serial killer and not the police force. Just wrong mindset for it I guess. I am not saying it was a bad movie, on the contrary I recommend it to anyone for a viewing.

AesopRockOn
11-30-2007, 05:33 PM
Word on City of God; got the poster over my bed.

Just watched The Insider (:thumbsup::thumbsup:); very meticulous and detailed. Great acting and great sound as always from Mann; surprised it got so snubbed at the Oscars. I guess American Beauty really needed to win some awards. :rolleyes:

ajbry
11-30-2007, 10:36 PM
No Country for Old Men.

Brilliantly well-done film, a masterpiece.

Erik
12-01-2007, 07:06 PM
No Country for Old Men.

Brilliantly well-done film, a masterpiece. this one is getting great reviews. i thought the previews made it look boring, i'll have to check it out.

N8R
12-02-2007, 04:15 AM
The Aristocrats

It is funny at certain parts but it felt like a very long movie.

N8R
12-02-2007, 07:40 AM
Sunshine

Very weird movie. I didnt know what is was about going into it and that did not help. So brief summary: The sun is burning out and a crew is sent to the sun with a giant bomb to kick start the sun again to save the world, hilarity ensues.

Death at a Funeral

Unaware that this was a british film but it was evident even before the credits were close to being over. Nothing wrong with that but didnt expect the accents. Did not know what to expect with this one either other than probably a funeral comedy where things go amuck. I was able to predict a good portion of the plot line so that was kinda boring. Overall it was good for a free one time watch.

Mourning
12-02-2007, 08:06 AM
Sunshine

Very weird movie. I didnt know what is was about going into it and that did not help. So brief summary: The sun is burning out and a crew is sent to the sun with a giant bomb to kick start the sun again to save the world, hilarity ensues.

I really liked it.

Saw "Michael Clayton" last night in the cinema. Decent, though I expected more. Looking forward to "The Golden Age", sort of wondering if the role of the Dutch will get ANY recognition with regards to the defeat of the Spanish Armada that was send to invade the England (probably not, but still this movie has a huge pull feeling for me).

Here's a HUGE trailer of it:
http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=587&item=2

Regards,

Mourning :cool:

JayRedd
12-02-2007, 02:41 PM
No Country for Old Men.

Brilliantly well-done film, a masterpiece.

Indeed.

Top 10 villain of all time.

And Tommy Lee Jones is great.

JayRedd
12-02-2007, 02:51 PM
Looking forward to "The Golden Age", sort of wondering if the role of the Dutch will get ANY recognition with regards to the defeat of the Spanish Armada that was send to invade the England (probably not, but still this movie has a huge pull feeling for me).

Here's a HUGE trailer of it:
http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=587&item=2



That is pretty much the longest trailer I've ever seen. Feel like I just saw the whole film.

But it does look really good. I've always liked Cate Blanchett and Clive Owen is amazing.

Do we know when it comes out? Christmas?

JayRedd
12-02-2007, 02:52 PM
The Aristocrats

It is funny at certain parts but it felt like a very long movie.

Saget was the highlight.

avoidingtheclowns
12-02-2007, 11:27 PM
Saget was the highlight.

twas indeed, also enjoyed sarah silverman quite a bit. i'm also a sucker for joe franklin references so...

i highly recommend jesus is magic if you enjoy sarah silverman

N8R
12-03-2007, 01:00 AM
Saget was the highlight.

I wanted to hear more from him. I think I would love to see a live show from him.

JayRedd
12-03-2007, 12:28 PM
I wanted to hear more from him. I think I would love to see a live show from him.

He just did one on HBO. "That's Not Right" I think it was called. Pretty good, but he has some weird anxious/nervous energy the whole time. It's a little offputting for a whole hour. And the whole routine is a little repetitive. Still a lot of gold in there..and, of course, there's this:

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twas indeed, also enjoyed sarah silverman quite a bit. i'm also a sucker for joe franklin references so...

I'm guessing it's because you and Sarah share that same pain.

[bearded Robin Williams] Hey atc..I don't know a lot, but it's not your fault. It's not your fault. Look at me son...It's not your fault. It's not your fault. No no...It's not your fault. It's not your fault. It's not your fault... [/bearded Robin Williams]

Gyron
12-03-2007, 12:42 PM
Watched XXX with Vin Deisel this weekend. First time I'd watched it. Pretty decent flick with some kick *** effects

Mourning
12-03-2007, 01:56 PM
Saw "Rescue Dawn" today. Great movie. Definitely worth the look.

N8R
12-03-2007, 06:15 PM
Ocean's Thirteen

I liked it but it is pretty much the same as the other two movies. They scam people and everyone comes out clean somehow although a lot of people are in on the screw jobs. I will continue to watch this series of movies on DVD for free as long as they keep making them.

Prey

Wow I have been watching some horrible movies lately and this one is no different. One of the worst movie ideas and movies in general made. They go to africa for a safari and the step-mom and 2 kids, 14 yr old girl and 10 yr old boy go with a safari guide out into the wilderness and they end up getting trapped in the vehicle while lions await to kill them. It was so unrealisticly done and they made some very stupid decisions being in the car. I just kept looking at them making bad decisions thinking I know how I would get out of this situation. But the Fathers name was Tom Newman and I thought that was cool. DO NOT WATCH this if you are looking for a good movie. However if you are into bad horror movies or enjoy watching crappy movies and laughing than go for it. And if you like this movie as a horror and thought it was good please tell me so that I know to kill you.

sweabs
12-05-2007, 02:44 AM
The Godfather.

Watched it for the first time. I actually did not enjoy it all that much, but it definitely wasn't bad.

bellisimo
12-05-2007, 06:43 AM
The Godfather.

Watched it for the first time. I actually did not enjoy it all that much, but it definitely wasn't bad.

i had the first reaction when i first saw it...then i saw part 2....then i watched part 1 and 2 back to back...which made it all the best. :D

dannyboy
12-05-2007, 11:06 AM
Talk to Me
Diabolique (1955)
300
Fear of a Black Hat

Doug
12-05-2007, 11:21 AM
A Christmas Story

sweabs
12-05-2007, 12:09 PM
i had the first reaction when i first saw it...then i saw part 2....then i watched part 1 and 2 back to back...which made it all the best. :D
Yes, the entire time I was thinking that I'd watch it again...because I felt as though I missed some parts.

And I plan on watching part 2 as well. Might do that back to back some day during the upcoming holidays.

Raskolnikov
12-05-2007, 12:14 PM
Yes, the entire time I was thinking that I'd watch it again...because I felt as though I missed some parts.

And I plan on watching part 2 as well. Might do that back to back some day during the upcoming holidays.
Don't forget about part 3.....

JayRedd
12-05-2007, 03:34 PM
The Godfather.

Watched it for the first time. I actually did not enjoy it all that much, but it definitely wasn't bad.

I hate you.


Don't forget about part 3.....

Actually...do.

Mourning
12-05-2007, 04:06 PM
Actually...do.

Yeah, part III is absolutely forgettable. I and II are definitely good in my opinion though.

Since86
12-05-2007, 04:10 PM
Just watched The Insider (:thumbsup::thumbsup:); very meticulous and detailed. Great acting and great sound as always from Mann; surprised it got so snubbed at the Oscars. I guess American Beauty really needed to win some awards. :rolleyes:

The guy Russell Crowe portrayed actually came and gave a guest lecture in one of my classes 3yrs ago. He came in and talked about all the research he did. One was were they hooked up a nicotine injector to lab rats who were trained to realize if they pushed a button on the side of their cage they would be given a shot of nicotine. Said some of the rats would hit it so much that they would actually poison and kill themselves.

He talked about when he was fired and went back to his office they were in the process of destroying all his results and stuff. Said they had clauses in their contract were they couldn't even talk to other employees about what they did, and their office's windows were covered so you couldn't see in. He also talked about how when it went public, he recieved a call from Pres. Clinton directly.

He also shed light on what makes "light" cigerettes light, and how they circumvent it. Said a laser punches holes in the filter but they use a special glue on the filter paper that shuts off the holes when it gets wet from your lips and then pinched from your fingers, so they're just like smoking a non-light one.

His speech was way better than the movie, he really got detailed about his work while there, what nicotine really does to the body, and his personal experience during the whole ordeal. It was the most informative 50mins I've ever spent in a classroom.

Pig Nash
12-06-2007, 01:34 AM
Fargo, quite good.

Buscemi's kinda funny lookin, more than most people donchya know?

sweabs
12-06-2007, 02:03 AM
I hate you.
I love you too, buddy.

I'm going to watch it again though. I was watching after a long day of cramming and writing a tough law exam. And it was about 2am when it was on...so I feel as though I missed some things. And I'll watch part 2 right after. I'll probably give part 3 a chance, but it's not really high on the priority list right now.

Bball
12-06-2007, 05:00 AM
Shrek III

Ummm... I thought II was pushing it... III just never got off the ground for me. The technology no longer seems so groundbreaking and the characters and storyline(s) are now just reduced to 'the formula'.

--
But speaking of sequels... The Godfather II is arguably as good, if not better than, The Godfather I (IMHO). And both are excellent movies. The Godfather III pales in comparison and isn't even worth watching even if you loved I and II. Sometimes you just need to leave well enough, alone.

-Bball

Stryder
12-06-2007, 05:55 PM
Shrek III

Ummm... I thought II was pushing it... III just never got off the ground for me. The technology no longer seems so groundbreaking and the characters and storyline(s) are now just reduced to 'the formula'.

--
But speaking of sequels... The Godfather II is arguably as good, if not better than, The Godfather I (IMHO). And both are excellent movies. The Godfather III pales in comparison and isn't even worth watching even if you loved I and II. Sometimes you just need to leave well enough, alone.

-Bball

C'mon now, Gingerbread Man is hilarious!

AesopRockOn
12-06-2007, 06:00 PM
The guy Russell Crowe portrayed actually came and gave a guest lecture in one of my classes 3yrs ago. He came in and talked about all the research he did. One was were they hooked up a nicotine injector to lab rats who were trained to realize if they pushed a button on the side of their cage they would be given a shot of nicotine. Said some of the rats would hit it so much that they would actually poison and kill themselves.

He talked about when he was fired and went back to his office they were in the process of destroying all his results and stuff. Said they had clauses in their contract were they couldn't even talk to other employees about what they did, and their office's windows were covered so you couldn't see in. He also talked about how when it went public, he recieved a call from Pres. Clinton directly.

He also shed light on what makes "light" cigerettes light, and how they circumvent it. Said a laser punches holes in the filter but they use a special glue on the filter paper that shuts off the holes when it gets wet from your lips and then pinched from your fingers, so they're just like smoking a non-light one.

His speech was way better than the movie, he really got detailed about his work while there, what nicotine really does to the body, and his personal experience during the whole ordeal. It was the most informative 50mins I've ever spent in a classroom.

Nice. The movie didn't really get into the specifics of his work. It mostly just showed the drama involved and the torturous processes that Pacino's and Crowe's characters went through. Good lookin out.

Magnolia. Wow. Liked it, but not sure if I loved it. Extremely convoluted and ambitious. Definitely on a Ph. D. level of film if you will. Possibly Cruise's best; great cameo by Luis. Just wish Hoffman was in it more (might be the best in the game right now). Great jobs by both Macy and Reilly. It's long but it's definitely worth a look. :D

Mourning
12-06-2007, 06:55 PM
Yup! "Magnolia" is really good too. I do love that movie. Very good stuff. Good music-picture combination too.

bellisimo
12-07-2007, 07:58 AM
C'mon now, Gingerbread Man is hilarious!

indeed :D

bellisimo
12-07-2007, 07:59 AM
Yes, the entire time I was thinking that I'd watch it again...because I felt as though I missed some parts.

And I plan on watching part 2 as well. Might do that back to back some day during the upcoming holidays.

I watched Godfather I and II about 5-6 times before I no longer felt like I was missing anything yet whenever I watch it - there is always something new that comes up...one of the few movies worth watching again and again...and gets better with each viewing

Unclebuck
12-07-2007, 08:38 AM
Fargo, quite good.

Buscemi's kinda funny lookin, more than most people donchya know?

Fargo is actually one of those movies that gets better everytime you see it. The first time I saw it I liked it, but I didn't understand what all the fuss was about. As some critics were calling it one of the best movies of all time. But the second time I watched it, I liked it better than the first. and I enjoy watching it again and again.

Unclebuck
12-07-2007, 08:40 AM
Yup! "Magnolia" is really good too. I do love that movie. Very good stuff. Good music-picture combination too.

That is one of those movies that I have always wanted to see, but never have. I should make a point of it

Raskolnikov
12-07-2007, 09:04 AM
I disagree with all the Godfather part 3 hate. Hard to argue that it matches 1 and 2, but I also liked it a lot.

Gyron
12-07-2007, 09:53 AM
Home Sick so I watched some older movies

XXX-State of the Union. Cool Special effects but some of them were just WAY too out there. The CGI was very apparent this time.

Last Holiday-Still a funny movie to me.

Elmo goes to Grouchland(My son's favorite movie and he was home sick with me.....so we watched it 3 times)

JayRedd
12-08-2007, 07:25 PM
Ocean's Thirteen.

I did like it, but it was probably the worst of the three (Unlike most people, I actually enjoyed Twelve quite a bit). Not sure what the problem was, but I think the caper plot was maybe a little too complex and they had to explain everything in great detail, so they didn't have as much time where everyone was just hanging around and saying clever lines.

All in all, nothing really stood out aside from the (underused) Clooney/Pitt exchanges, Linus and Funkhauser, and the Utah brothers Mexican adventures. Not enough Basher either. Or Yen. And no Julia Roberts or CZJ, which wasn't really disappointing as much as just surprising.

But either way, it was still fun and worth checking out. And Pacino actually wasn't even that over the top, which was a nice surprise.

avoidingtheclowns
12-09-2007, 01:35 AM
Ocean's Thirteen.

I did like it, but it was probably the worst of the three (Unlike most people, I actually enjoyed Twelve quite a bit). Not sure what the problem was, but I think the caper plot was maybe a little too complex and they had to explain everything in great detail, so they didn't have as much time where everyone was just hanging around and saying clever lines.

All in all, nothing really stood out aside from the (underused) Clooney/Pitt exchanges, Linus and Funkhauser, and the Utah brothers Mexican adventures. Not enough Basher either. Or Yen. And no Julia Roberts or CZJ, which wasn't really disappointing as much as just surprising.

But either way, it was still fun and worth checking out. And Pacino actually wasn't even that over the top, which was a nice surprise.

stop having my reactions to movies. it isn't healthy for either of us.

i think we are 2 of the 7.5 people that enjoyed 12. but 13 is easily the worst. why the hell even bother with vincent cassel? should have had more clooney/pitt banter and by far the funniest part was the malloy mexican adventures.


also watched the wendell baker story from a trio of wilsons. it doesn't elevate the genre or even enhance it but it wasn't unenjoyable. nice dialog and good performances from seymour cassel and wilsons.

sweabs
12-09-2007, 12:49 PM
Perfume - The Story of a Murderer

I'm very intrigued after watching this film, and I feel as though there are many more meanings that I'm missing. I'm going to give the book a try.

JayRedd
12-09-2007, 05:07 PM
All The President's Men

For about the 30th time. One of my favorites and further proof that Robert Redford doesn't get nearly as much credit as he deserves as an actor. Dustin Hoffman and Jason Robards are both great too.

JayRedd
12-09-2007, 05:12 PM
i think we are 2 of the 7.5 people that enjoyed 12. but 13 is easily the worst. why the hell even bother with vincent cassel? should have had more clooney/pitt banter and by far the funniest part was the malloy mexican adventures.

I can see why people wouldn't like Twelve since the ending isn't nearly as rewarding or tidy as Eleven was. But the journey of getting to the end in Twelve and all the natural, clever and glib dialog (which is pretty much the whole point of this series) was just as good as -- if not better than -- Eleven.

Mourning
12-09-2007, 06:26 PM
All The President's Men

For about the 30th time. One of my favorites and further proof that Robert Redford doesn't get nearly as much credit as he deserves as an actor. Dustin Hoffman and Jason Robards are both great too.

Yeah, absolutely a great movie!

N8R
12-10-2007, 12:01 AM
Bee Movie

It was pretty good. I would recommend it to everyone. The Jerry Seinfeld humor is very present in this film so if you are a fan of Seinfeld the TV show or the comedian than spend the theatre dollars to get out and see this one or make sure it is on the rental list when it comes out. Quick breakdown for those who may not have heard about this one yet. Barry the Bee (Seinfeld) finds out the humans are stealing honey and selling it for profit and he sues the humans for all the honey to be returned to the bees so that they dont have to work anymore, Hilarity ensues 8.5/10

In The Land Of Women

Weird movie but it was also ok. If you ever watched The O.C. and liked the character of Seth than Adam Brody's character in this movie is pretty much the Seth person. The main younger female Lucy (Kristin Stewart) was not great in this movie, Seems like she has a speech impediment or something. Her mouth looked awkward as she spoke. Meg Ryan was also in this film and her character and acting was actually pretty good. If you are a Meg Ryan fan than this might be worth if for you. But I would give it a 4.5/10 at best from a male perspective.

N8R
12-10-2007, 08:01 AM
The Invisible

It was Okay again nothing too special. It wasnt the worst movie I have seen but the acting wasnt that great and the plot line was pretty stupid and the ending was even dumber so I guess it was not a good movie at all really. 4.5/10

I Know Who Killed Me

This is the movie with Lindsay Lohan about the girl who loses her memory or so we are told, Aubrey Fleming. First of all worst first name ever. Who is named Aubrey and not just Audry or something normal. That is like naming someone Anferny instead of Anthony. But that aside it still was not all that great of a movie. More annoying than anything else. I think it was trying to be too smart and the director just thinks he is awesome. I now see why no one went to see this as I would suggest passing it by in the rental stores, department stores and torrent websites. 5/10

avoidingtheclowns
12-10-2007, 10:07 AM
I Know Who Killed Me

This is the movie with Lindsay Lohan about the girl who loses her memory or so we are told, Aubrey Fleming. First of all worst first name ever. Who is named Aubrey and not just Audry or something normal. That is like naming someone Anferny instead of Anthony. But that aside it still was not all that great of a movie. More annoying than anything else. I think it was trying to be too smart and the director just thinks he is awesome. I now see why no one went to see this as I would suggest passing it by in the rental stores, department stores and torrent websites. 5/10


maybe it is a US thing (like Tim Hortons vs. Krispie Kreme, aboot vs. about, etc) but i know a ton of aubrey's and i can only think of one person i know named audrey

Gyron
12-10-2007, 10:33 AM
I agree with that ATC

sweabs
12-10-2007, 10:51 AM
Wow, are you guys serious? I have never once in my life met an Aubrey.

By the way, Tim Hortons is WAY better than Krispy Kreme. And our dollar is also better (mwhahahaha - boy that feels good).

Gyron
12-10-2007, 10:58 AM
Tim Hortons does not even compare in the slightest to Krispy Kreme and all of its delicious heart attack causing fat grams.

I've had both. KK Rules.

sweabs
12-10-2007, 01:43 PM
Their doughnuts taste good...if you're going to have a couple bites. But that's all I can take before I feel the sludge going into my arteries.

Plus, waking up and getting a Timmies coffee is a ritual for most business-men/women here. It's that good.

And they make some real nice soup/sandwiches for lunch. Ham and swiss on whole wheat...dang, it's good.

And keeping on topic, I saw A Bee Movie.

Amazing movie...very funny. I was laughing every few seconds. It's definitely made for adults and those Seinfeld fans. And Puddy has a major role, so I was happy.

Chris Rock has the best line towards the end of the movie.

Chris Rock is a mosquito in the film. Some lady asks how he became a lawyer: "Lady...I was already a blood sucking parasite to begin with. All I needed was this briefcase!"

LouisvilleLip
12-10-2007, 01:46 PM
I hate tim hortons.

Gyron
12-10-2007, 02:36 PM
Santa Clause 1, and 2
Dr. Suess's How the Grinch Stole Christmas
The Polar Express

It was a weekend of Christmas Movies.......

Natston
12-10-2007, 02:52 PM
Well I've never met this Tim Horton or an Aubrey...

Natston
12-10-2007, 03:00 PM
Knocked Up

It was alright, nothing special. All the cultural references got annoying after the first couple.

Rescue Dawn
The entire time they were captured was great cinema but...
But after he was rescued, was cheesy and boring (especially the whole escape from the hospital).Steve Zahn definitely needs to find better movies because he showed that he can act...

JayRedd
12-10-2007, 03:03 PM
Why leave America to go to America, Jr.?

JayRedd
12-10-2007, 03:05 PM
Rescue Dawn[/B]
The entire time they were captured was great cinema but...
But after he was rescued, was cheesy and boring (especially the whole escape from the hospital).Steve Zahn definitely needs to find better movies because he showed that he can act...

Agreed.

The last 10 minutes felt like an episode of Friends.

But everything else was great and Christian Bale was superb. Zahn was good too.

Natston
12-10-2007, 03:09 PM
Agreed.

The last 10 minutes felt like an episode of Friends.

But everything else was great and Christian Bale was superb. Zahn was good too.

yeah, almost made the connection with American History X, in terms of having a moving and gripping movie just go blah, but figured that it was best to not knock that movie again...

Erik
12-11-2007, 04:32 AM
didn't rescue dawn already have it's ending pre-written as it is a true story?:)

Natston
12-11-2007, 05:37 AM
didn't rescue dawn already have it's ending pre-written as it is a true story?:)

I kinda thought that as well, but I re-watched it today with the info pop ups, and it acted as if the ending and other parts as well were more of a Hollywood fabrication than fact. Also, I guess Elton Brand was a co-producer of the movie and his jersey number is 42

N8R
12-11-2007, 10:34 AM
maybe it is a US thing (like Tim Hortons vs. Krispie Kreme, aboot vs. about, etc) but i know a ton of aubrey's and i can only think of one person i know named audrey

First Kripsy Kreme Doughnuts are pretty good but like rcarey was saying they are sooo terrible for you and seizure inducing that Canada closed them all down within a few months. Tim Hortons is the place to be in Canada. Can't argue that.

And where are you from that Aubrey is a real name? This movie was the first time I even heard this made up piece of poo annoying me till I murder a puppy kinda name. You show me an Aubrey and I will smear her with some fecal matter till she changes it to Audrey.

Gyron
12-11-2007, 11:15 AM
Results 1 - 10 of about 919,000 for Aubrey

Apparently Google has heard of an Aubrey before......

LouisvilleLip
12-11-2007, 12:13 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/6545

Unclebuck
12-11-2007, 01:55 PM
I saw "The Mist" over the weekend.

It was a mixed bag to say the least. Some of the worst acting and dialogue I've ever seen or heard. The special effects were horrible. I was actually laughing for a lot of the movie and it wasn't supposed to be funny.

But then a strange thing happened. The ending. And while as I was watching it, it didn't really have much impact on me except I was glad the movie was over. However, after I thought about it for a little bit, the ending was one of the best endings I've ever seen in any movie.

I could not possibly recommend the movie because it was not good, but the ending almost makes it worth the time. Although if I could I would have walked out long before the ending.

It might be a fun movie to rent and make fun of most of the way through and then watch it for the ending.

avoidingtheclowns
12-11-2007, 03:37 PM
First Kripsy Kreme Doughnuts are pretty good but like rcarey was saying they are sooo terrible for you and seizure inducing that Canada closed them all down within a few months. Tim Hortons is the place to be in Canada. Can't argue that.

the weird thing is, last time i went to toronto, i was with someone who swore by Tim Hortons and that we had to try it. so we did, and it was terrible. the person who swore thought it was terrible and that we must have just hit a bad one. so we went to another, same thing. all in all we went and tried four... all terrible. everything just tasted so oily. i do conceed that krispy kremes taste like a heart attack, a deliciously sugar-coma proceeded heart attack

Erik
12-11-2007, 03:45 PM
I kinda thought that as well, but I re-watched it today with the info pop ups, and it acted as if the ending and other parts as well were more of a Hollywood fabrication than fact. Also, I guess Elton Brand was a co-producer of the movie and his jersey number is 42:)i noticed that as well, before his name showed on the credits there was a name of another NBA player that showed up (i can't think of what the heck it is at the moment) but i got a chuckle out of it.

Natston
12-11-2007, 03:51 PM
:)i noticed that as well, before his name showed on the credits there was a name of another NBA player that showed up (i can't think of what the heck it is at the moment) but i got a chuckle out of it.

Maybe Gerald Green?

Natston
12-11-2007, 03:56 PM
Well reading through imdb, it seems that the survival video wasn't even out in 1966.

Natston
12-11-2007, 03:57 PM
Maybe Gerald Green?

Yeah, but not the same Gerald Green... :rolleyes:
http://imdb.com/name/nm2406132/

Erik
12-11-2007, 04:17 PM
:crazy: i am so slow, i had no idea that it was THE elton brand. i just thought it was a crazy coincidence with names. i had no idea he was in the movie biz. good for him.