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Unclebuck
03-31-2008, 09:50 AM
I started watching "Eastern Promises" over the weekend - but only made it through about 35 minutes. Didn't have time to finish. Must say I am less than impressed so far.

AesopRockOn
04-01-2008, 04:37 PM
I started watching "Eastern Promises" over the weekend - but only made it through about 35 minutes. Didn't have time to finish. Must say I am less than impressed so far.

The best part(s) is yet to come. ;)


Watched Blow-Up (1966) and pretty sure I got it but have never seen a film with such utter disregard for the comfortability of the audience. I've got to watch more from the director to make sure he lived to make more films. Recommended if you're patient and enjoy art-cinema.

Pig Nash
04-05-2008, 03:22 AM
Barton Fink

Quite good.

I've got The Hudsucker Proxy for tomorrow.

DisplacedKnick
04-05-2008, 08:09 AM
An Officer and a Gentleman

One of my very favorite movies - hard to believe the script languished around Hollywood for 8 years before anyone picked it up.

Suaveness
04-05-2008, 12:34 PM
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

Been awhile since I've seen that

bellisimo
04-07-2008, 06:40 AM
27 Dresses

typical chick flick...but made it to the end...it wasn't as bad as some reviews had mentioned it...

Unclebuck
04-07-2008, 08:38 AM
Finally watched, "There will be Blood"

The acting was fantastic - the movie was really good, although I didn't really enjoy watching it. Glad I did watch it, but it was at times a long and painful process.

One of those movies where I can say it was an extremely well made movie, but not that enjoyable.

Very memomorable though

Gyron
04-07-2008, 09:17 AM
EPs 1, 2, 3 of Star wars. They were on TV.

bellisimo
04-08-2008, 10:31 AM
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

meh...it had such a cheesy score...made it feel like it was a movie from the 80s...

bellisimo
04-10-2008, 10:17 AM
Toy Story 2

watched it again as the sis-in-law had not seen it before...
can't wait for some good new CGI movies like this one...

Pig Nash
04-10-2008, 10:14 PM
Toy Story 2 is OK.

tdubb03
04-11-2008, 12:56 AM
In honor of Charlton Heston, Soylent Green.

Never seen much of Heston other than Planet of the Apes. I see why he's regarded so highly a bit more.

avoidingtheclowns
04-11-2008, 10:46 AM
Street Kings
meh... got what i paid for (free screening). it was disappointing to see james ellroy's name associated with the screenplay. a lot of miscasting and a lot of bizarre overacting from forest whitaker (to the point where the audience was laughing during the climax). if you've seen FX's The Shield, you've seen Whitaker play this character before and much better.

Smart People
better than Street Kings. reminded me of a combination of The Squid and the Whale and Sideways -- though i would probably recommend either of those movies before this one.

Major Cold
04-11-2008, 11:17 AM
Just watched V for Vendetta...That was one of the best of its kind.

Hicks
04-11-2008, 03:10 PM
Sweeny Todd. Very dark, but quite good. I really enjoy Sondheim.

AesopRockOn
04-11-2008, 10:33 PM
Eraserhead - So, David Lynch has always been crazy. Great film but terribly difficult to enjoy. Seems almost PETA level with the anti-abortionist attitude, of course Lynch probably single-handedly make it a legitimate NGO. So, yeah, recommended.

Twes
04-11-2008, 11:05 PM
Into the Wild

Suaveness
04-11-2008, 11:30 PM
Ben Hur

idioteque
04-11-2008, 11:38 PM
Grindhouse: Death Proof

The actual premise of the story and the last 25 minutes that showed how the film panned out were actually pretty good. Some of the dialogue in the middle was a bit unncessary. I bet you could have cut 30 minutes of dialogue out of the thing.

The Lives of Others

Deservingly won the Oscar for best foreign langauge film in I think 2006. Since I am totally nerd when it comes to the history of the German Democratic Republic, I liked it a lot. It's one of those movies that both you and your gf would enjoy.

The Toxic Avenger
04-11-2008, 11:43 PM
Grindhouse: Death Proof

The actual premise of the story and the last 25 minutes that showed how the film panned out were actually pretty good. Some of the dialogue in the middle was a bit unncessary. I bet you could have cut 30 minutes of dialogue out of the thing.

Sadly they DID cut a bunch out of it. I liked it though... It would not have been a "GrindHouse" feature if there was no unnecessary dialogue.

Also King Kong :unimpress

idioteque
04-11-2008, 11:45 PM
Sadly they DID cut a bunch out of it. I liked it though... It would not have been a "GrindHouse" feature if there was no unnecessary dialogue.

Also King Kong :unimpress

If that's the case I would have rather seen the dialogue in it's entirety, maybe would have made me fully appreciate it.

And I am totally buying the soundtrack, that movie had some great music.

The Toxic Avenger
04-11-2008, 11:51 PM
I'm glad they split them up into two movies because I saw them both together in theatres and it was just too much. I KNEW they were good movies, and the "Previews" they showed before each picture were Kick A$$ but at the end of the day a three hour long movie is still a three hour long movie.

I'm not the BIGGEST Tarantino fan but I knew going in that he tries to be "witty" with his dialogue so I knew what was coming.

It wasn't until I saw them both again separately that I could say without a doubt that I liked them.

BUT thats just me... I know people that just hated them outright. Have you also seen Grindhouse: Planet Terror?

idioteque
04-11-2008, 11:56 PM
I'm glad they split them up into two movies because I saw them both together in theatres and it was just too much. I KNEW they were good movies, and the "Previews" they showed before each picture were Kick A$$ but at the end of the day a three hour long movie is still a three hour long movie.

I'm not the BIGGEST Tarantino fan but I knew going in that he tries to be "witty" with his dialogue so I knew what was coming.

It wasn't until I saw them both again separately that I could say without a doubt that I liked them.

BUT thats just me... I know people that just hated them outright. Have you also seen Grindhouse: Planet Terror?

I never did see Planet Terror. All I know is that it is a low budget Zombie flick, and I have always thought the Zombie thing was cool. I haven't met too many Zombie movies I didn't like. The whole Grindhouse thing slipped my mind, I was overseas when it was released. It was on Showtime on Demand and I remember the idea so I was basically thinking "why not?"

It doesn't seem to me that the films were very good for mainstream audiences, but Tarantino has so much money that by now he probably doesn't care. It just doesn't strike me as the kind of film someone who likes something really popular, like say the National Treasure series, would be interested in seeing. Americans don't have the attention span for it.

Releasing them as two seperate movies is good for mainstream audiences, but I would shell out top dollar for a double disk that had them packaged in a fashion just like they were show in theatres, with the previews and stuff.

The Toxic Avenger
04-12-2008, 12:10 AM
Granted I hated National Treasure so maybe I fit into whatever that category is but I liked Planet Terror a heckuva lot better. Same flaws, of course, but the DVD comes with some Deleted scenes and making of bits that are pretty cool.

FYI- Zoe Bell from Death Proof has a cameo but since she is a zombie you will NEVER KNOW!!! MWah hahaha. Also I am now a big Zoe Bell Fan.

http://www.nzstunts.com/zoe_bell001.jpghttp://www.nzstunts.com/zoe_bell02.jpg

tdubb03
04-12-2008, 01:43 AM
Planet Terror was much better of the two. It was an actual movie.

bellisimo
04-12-2008, 06:29 AM
Lord of the Flies

watched it again - crazy kids...

DisplacedKnick
04-12-2008, 08:49 AM
Lord of the Flies

watched it again - crazy kids...

The book is so profoundly disturbing that I've never been able to bring myself to watch the movie.

bellisimo
04-12-2008, 12:09 PM
The book is so profoundly disturbing that I've never been able to bring myself to watch the movie.

there are images from the movie which are sketched on to my brain...
i didn't really need to see those parts again...but alas i did...

N8R
04-12-2008, 09:00 PM
Ghost Rider

Wow another horrible comic book movie. Now i was never into the comic books so this was my first real Ghost Rider experience but I thought the plot line was lame, the acting was worse and the movie as a whole is not worth the time it takes to watch it.

MagicRat
04-13-2008, 12:42 AM
Blade Runner - The Final Cut

grace
04-13-2008, 12:52 AM
The book is so profoundly disturbing that I've never been able to bring myself to watch the movie.

Can you believe they had us read that in high school? Ick.

Erik
04-13-2008, 08:27 AM
Street Kings- It's long and boring with crappy dialogue, stay away.

Twes
04-13-2008, 09:02 AM
Can you believe they had us read that in high school? Ick.


I read that book in junior high school (probably middle school to you).

Hicks
04-13-2008, 10:53 AM
I think I read it in HS.

DisplacedKnick
04-13-2008, 11:54 AM
Can you believe they had us read that in high school? Ick.

Us too. The imagry from when Piggy went over the cliff has never left me.

JayRedd
04-14-2008, 12:25 AM
Great book. Read it in Brit Lit in high school.

tora tora
04-14-2008, 12:33 AM
Spike TV is showing all the Star Wars movies in glorious HD. :)

Jose Slaughter
04-14-2008, 03:14 AM
I watched 2 more Chaplin films yesterday.

The Gold Rush & Modern Times

Both are worth seeing but City Lights, which I saw a couple weeks ago was a little better than Gold Rush.

bellisimo
04-14-2008, 05:08 AM
Meet the Spartans

It wasn't as bad as Epic Movie...considering it was full of advertisements and still under an hour...it was managable...

John Rambo

its definitely not for the ones who wants to see a movie with dialogue...pure war mayhem...

N8R
04-14-2008, 05:27 AM
Click

Meh.

bellisimo
04-14-2008, 05:56 AM
Click

Meh.


really? i thought it was rather touching at the end...

N8R
04-14-2008, 08:12 AM
The Assassination of jesse James

Way too long. Drawn out. I didnt like the voice over, the acting was blah. It took me too long to get into the notion that they were in the 1880's. Just not that feeling of escapism.

As far as Click goes there Belli, I didn't not like it I just didnt think it was anything special. It was kinda predictable at parts and that made me just feel like i had seen the movie before. But Adam Sandler did a good job and the acting was just fine in it. I just think the Ending was a little bit of a let down for me.

Unclebuck
04-14-2008, 08:17 AM
Street Kings- It's long and boring with crappy dialogue, stay away.

I saw this movie yesterday. The dialogue is horrible, the characters change from one moment to the next without any possible reason, and yet it did hold my attention for the whole 2 hours. If you don't think about it too much, it isn't a completely horrible movie

Twes
04-14-2008, 09:07 AM
Vacancy

heywoode
04-14-2008, 09:54 PM
Click was killer for one reason:

Kate Beckinsale.

I watched Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story the other day. Pretty lame, but I did like that he married Cheryl Tiegs and her name was Cheryl Cox-Tiegs rather than Cheryl Tiegs-Cox. That is the best thing I can say about it. Pretty lame. John C. Reilly trying to be Will Ferrell, and not doing very well at it. I should say that John C. was trying to be the Will Ferrell who takes being weird too far (like in Talladega Nights) and not doing very well at it.

duke dynamite
04-15-2008, 12:04 AM
Bull Durham

bellisimo
04-15-2008, 04:10 AM
Resurrecting the Champ

figured it would be the way it was...not a boring movie though

duke dynamite
04-15-2008, 06:38 AM
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

...it was on one of the movie channels while I was counting...

idioteque
04-15-2008, 09:29 AM
The Good German

I couldn't even get through it. They kill off the best character 45 minutes into the thing, and other than that there is no character development whatsoever. I thought this would be cool when I saw the preview and hoping the critics were just being idiots when they panned it, but the panning was definitely justified.

Twes
04-18-2008, 08:22 AM
Hostel

I knew there was a reason I don't have a passport

Pig Nash
04-18-2008, 02:37 PM
Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Quite enjoyable and oh my god, Kristen Bell could give me fifteen seconds of oral sex any time.

Doug
04-21-2008, 09:39 AM
Groundhog Day

Doug
04-21-2008, 10:55 AM
Groundhog Day

Hicks
04-21-2008, 10:56 AM
There Will Be Blood

I was disinterested most of the time, and the ending made me think it was stupid and pointless.

Hicks
04-21-2008, 10:57 AM
Groundhog Day

I think he's trying to tell us he's trapped and in need of assistance!

JayRedd
04-21-2008, 11:00 AM
Groundhog Day.

Natston
04-21-2008, 11:24 AM
Beer League

Eh.

The Benchwarmers

Really Eh.

Unclebuck
04-21-2008, 01:06 PM
There Will Be Blood

I was disinterested most of the time, and the ending made me think it was stupid and pointless.

I agree, but it was memorable and it had one great acting performance - though

Unclebuck
04-21-2008, 01:07 PM
saw "Revolver" - - pretty good.

"Forbidden Kingdom" -pretty bad

N8R
04-22-2008, 01:33 AM
27 Dresses

Very typical movie. Not funny, not good.

The Bank Job

I think I was expecting more from it but it was still pretty good. I would recommend it.

DGPR
04-22-2008, 01:47 AM
Dan In Real Life

It has Steve Carell so I'm automatically happy about it. Not as funny as I thought it would be but I still liked it.

rexnom
04-22-2008, 04:48 AM
Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Quite enjoyable and oh my god, Kristen Bell could give me fifteen seconds of oral sex any time.
I agree with all of this...but Mila Kunis was hotter.

The Toxic Avenger
04-22-2008, 05:36 AM
The Cable Guy

duke dynamite
04-22-2008, 01:58 PM
MST3K: The Movie

Mourning
04-22-2008, 03:57 PM
"Vantage Point". It was enjoyable, but not very realistic in a lot of ways, but I definitely liked it.

JayRedd
04-22-2008, 03:58 PM
27 Dresses

Very typical movie. Not funny, not good.

You really will watch anything, eh.

Hicks
04-22-2008, 05:05 PM
MST3K: The Movie

Nerdy Joe not included.

Hicks
04-25-2008, 11:18 PM
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem.

My God these franchises have fallen so far. I say that even as there were bits and pieces of this move I would love to get my hands on and go "Script doctor" and "sound editor doctor" and "director/cinematographer doctor" on, and make a much better movie. Well, at least I'd like it more. :D But seriously, they could do SUCH better work with either of these franchises than this. Very sad. I should make a point of putting the original Predator in the DVD player soon.

DisplacedKnick
04-26-2008, 07:57 AM
Was "forced" to watch Atonement.

Meh - I think she liked it better though it won't make her top ten list or anything.

The one redeeming quality is it didn't have a happy ending

rexnom
04-26-2008, 08:00 AM
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem.

My God these franchises have fallen so far. I say that even as there were bits and pieces of this move I would love to get my hands on and go "Script doctor" and "sound editor doctor" and "director/cinematographer doctor" on, and make a much better movie. Well, at least I'd like it more. :D But seriously, they could do SUCH better work with either of these franchises than this. Very sad. I should make a point of putting the original Predator in the DVD player soon.
I actually didn't mind the original AvP. I haven't seen the deuce, unfortunately, so I can't comment but I generally love these types of movies no matter how silly.

tora tora
04-26-2008, 12:36 PM
The Running Man! Classic

bellisimo
04-26-2008, 03:15 PM
T2: Judgement Day

Kindergarten Cop

Hicks
04-26-2008, 08:56 PM
Earlier today I saw Harold and Kumar 2. Pretty good, pretty funny. I feel brainwashed into trying weed now :laugh:

AesopRockOn
04-26-2008, 11:55 PM
Ran - It's so funny that the best Shakespeare adaptations have been done by Kurosawa. Nihonjin pride.

tora tora
04-28-2008, 12:29 AM
Peep this alternate ending of Aliens, hilarious! :laugh:
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N8R
04-28-2008, 03:47 AM
10,000 BC

Not too bad. Very typical movie from that director (Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow). I didnt mind his other movies, not the greatest not the worst and I would put this in the same category. Kinda like Mel Gibson's Apocalypto and 300 mixed, but not nearly as good as either of the two.

indygeezer
04-28-2008, 08:24 AM
Took the Mrs. to see Baby Momma over the weekend.

We laughed thru the whole show. VERY predictable and very much slanted for the ladies but still FUNNY!

Gyron
04-28-2008, 03:03 PM
National Treasure: The book of secrets

I thought it was pretty good. Action was good, some good comedic relief.

Rumor Has it
Decent Chick Flick about a family who turns out to be the inspiration for "The Graduate". Besides, it had jennifer anniston in it. I like looking at her.

Hicks
04-28-2008, 04:45 PM
Peep this alternate ending of Aliens, hilarious! :laugh:
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:laugh:

duke dynamite
04-28-2008, 07:18 PM
Rumor Has it
Decent Chick Flick about a family who turns out to be the inspiration for "The Graduate". Besides, it had jennifer anniston in it. I like looking at her.
That was actually a good movie.

Suaveness
04-29-2008, 12:31 AM
Saw Harold and Kumar 2 on Friday. Other than a few very gross moments, it was quite funny

Pig Nash
04-30-2008, 12:43 AM
Cloverfield on DVD.

If you didn't want to get really dizzy, rent the DVD, it's really good!

Twes
05-03-2008, 09:55 AM
There Will Be Blood
The Darjeeling Limited
Things We Lost in the Fire

DisplacedKnick
05-03-2008, 10:52 AM
310 to Yuma.

It was OK - much better than that until the last 10 minutes when a character revealed that he'd been suffering from MPD.

bellisimo
05-03-2008, 11:05 AM
10,000 B.C.

it was horrid. I can't believe it was not made for straight for DVD.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Another solid movie from the guys of 40 year and Knocked up...

Twes
05-03-2008, 05:41 PM
Death Sentence

SycamoreKen
05-03-2008, 05:54 PM
Death on the Nile.

Good story with no gore, foul language, nudity, and no special efffects. Do they make movies like that today?

N8R
05-05-2008, 06:41 AM
Dan In Real Life

I liked it. I predicted the main story line but other than that I was very into this movie.

N8R
05-05-2008, 06:44 AM
Just Friends

It was on TV. It was alright. I wish I would have seen Amy Smart's boobs but they are in a few other movies.

The Good Girl

One of Jennifer Aniston's better acting movies. I had heard about this movie awhile ago but forgot all about it until it was on TV last night. You see her boobs in it.

bellisimo
05-05-2008, 08:57 AM
Over Her Dead Body

meh...just another average chick flick...

duke dynamite
05-05-2008, 12:07 PM
Just Friends

It was on TV. It was alright. I wish I would have seen Amy Smart's boobs but they are in a few other movies.



This is more of a Christmas movie, but I love watching it. It I think is one of Ryan Reynolds' best comedies outside of Van Wilder.

DisplacedKnick
05-06-2008, 07:29 AM
Good Luck Chuck

Not great but better than I expected. Alba's Klutziness is a nice twist.

And for newman - lots of boobs (not Jessica Alba's though)

bellisimo
05-06-2008, 08:01 AM
Untraceable

felt like it was a movie sponsored by RIAA or the MPAA...putting that aside it wasn't bad.

AesopRockOn
05-06-2008, 04:27 PM
A Clockwork Orange - gets better every time.

Stryder
05-06-2008, 06:18 PM
Death on the Nile.

Good story with no gore, foul language, nudity, and no special efffects. Do they make movies like that today?

All of the Poirot movies are good. Ustinov is a good Poirot.

N8R
05-07-2008, 05:42 AM
Iron Man

great movie. better than I thought it would be and i caught it on cheap Tuesday

DisplacedKnick
05-07-2008, 08:11 AM
My SO forced me to watch Silk last night.

At least it didn't have a happy ending. Got to see a lot of Keira Knightley too.

Twes
05-07-2008, 01:53 PM
My SO forced me to watch Silk last night.

At least it didn't have a happy ending. Got to see a lot of Keira Knightley too.

That looks brutal. :D

DisplacedKnick
05-07-2008, 09:25 PM
Cloverfield.

Blair Witch with livestock. That's not a knock - I liked Blair Witch.

But I'm convinced I've seen the critter's face before - or something very, very similar. It'll come to me eventually.

Hicks
05-07-2008, 09:45 PM
Rancor from Return of the Jedi?

http://www.starwars.stopklatka.pl/images/rancor.jpg

JayRedd
05-08-2008, 11:49 PM
28 Weeks Later

The opening scene is absolutely amazing. Some other parts are great, too, and overall, the story is good. There are just some things that really bother me though, namely the strobe-light-esque scene after Stringer Bell gives the Code Red order and all the people are locked in that garage or whatever and the infected break-in. I could barely watch that part it was so annoying.

Not as good as the first obviously, but it was still worth checking out.

JayRedd
05-08-2008, 11:52 PM
People Will Talk

1950s Cary Grant flick where's he's a doctor with a shady past. I really enjoyed it. Not sure why cause not much happens but good movies from that era are just so refreshingly different and simple compared to nowadays that it's really just a pleasure to watch. Plus, Cary has that Clooney-esque likability about him where you could pretty much watch him read the phone book and it would be watchable. Shunderson is the man. Great monologue for him.

Peck
05-10-2008, 12:08 AM
I just watched "there will be blood" all I can say is WTF?????

I have no idea wtf this movie was about. The fact that this movie won Oscars just further solidifies in my mind that the Academy Awards are not worth the powder and lead to blow them up with.

Hicks
05-10-2008, 12:39 AM
I just watched "there will be blood" all I can say is WTF?????

I have no idea wtf this movie was about. The fact that this movie won Oscars just further solidifies in my mind that the Academy Awards are not worth the powder and lead to blow them up with.

Agreed on "TWBB", but I have to admit, I'm catching myself thinking about the phrase "I DRINK YOUR MILKSHAKE" often lately. :laugh:

That's the dork I am: If I were an NBA star, that's what I'd be yelling at the other team right now whenever I did something to dominate them. :D

avoidingtheclowns
05-10-2008, 01:09 AM
dark city

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cramerica
05-10-2008, 02:29 AM
Wonder Boys with Michael Douglas and Tobey Maguire.

DisplacedKnick
05-10-2008, 08:07 AM
Found some pretty good films in a bargain bin the other day so I watched Titanic last night.

Early on I was reminded how visually stunning that film is - and how horrible the acting is. So I switched it to the commentary by the historical consultants and the dialogue improved tremendously.

Still couldn't keep me from hearing Leonardo Dicaprio screech "Rose!" about every 3 minutes though.

SoupIsGood
05-10-2008, 12:05 PM
Agreed on "TWBB", but I have to admit, I'm catching myself thinking about the phrase "I DRINK YOUR MILKSHAKE" often lately. :laugh:

That's the dork I am: If I were an NBA star, that's what I'd be yelling at the other team right now whenever I did something to dominate them. :D

I DRINK IT UP.

SoupIsGood
05-10-2008, 12:12 PM
88 Minutes

A truly pathetic movie.

bellisimo
05-10-2008, 12:54 PM
Mad Money

good flick for light entertainment

JayRedd
05-10-2008, 04:08 PM
Hombre

Paul Newman is probably my 2nd favorite actor. Great movie.

Major Cold
05-10-2008, 04:58 PM
Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Now I know why I waited this long to watch it. It was retched.

Hicks
05-10-2008, 09:28 PM
Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Actually, pretty good; I liked it.

Peck
05-11-2008, 01:18 AM
Just got back from seeing "what happens in Vegas"

It was much better than I thought it would be. Kind of predictable but still good for a decent laugh.

AesopRockOn
05-11-2008, 02:08 AM
Ghost Dog - Jarmusch might have stopped but he was bringing it in the 90's.

N8R
05-11-2008, 06:21 AM
Before The Devil Knows Your Dead

Wow did this movie ever suck. I mean Wow what a waste of my time. I thought Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawke alright I should download this. 45 minutes in I wanted it to end. 1 hour 30 minutes in I couldn't believe I was still watching and 1 hour 50 minutes in it finally ended.

it almost didn't seem like a movie. It jumped all over the place, was trying to tell a lot of stories and it just failed on everything. But you did get to see Marisa Tomei's boobs for the first 15 minutes of the movie so that made up for it.

But wow is sucked.

-5/10 I deleted it off my computer the second it finished. Not worth the hard drive space it took up.

DisplacedKnick
05-11-2008, 09:07 AM
Before The Devil Knows Your Dead

Wow did this movie ever suck. I mean Wow what a waste of my time. I thought Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawke alright I should download this. 45 minutes in I wanted it to end. 1 hour 30 minutes in I couldn't believe I was still watching and 1 hour 50 minutes in it finally ended.

it almost didn't seem like a movie. It jumped all over the place, was trying to tell a lot of stories and it just failed on everything. But you did get to see Marisa Tomei's boobs for the first 15 minutes of the movie so that made up for it.

But wow is sucked.

-5/10 I deleted it off my computer the second it finished. Not worth the hard drive space it took up.

I saw that a couple of nights ago and you're right - it is truly horrible. Part of it was hating pretty much every character within the 1st 20 minutes of the film. If I'd given a crap about somebody it might have just been bad. Heck, even Tomei was screwing everyone in the family - I'm just glad they didn't show her sexcapades with the old man. Though I will say it's hard to believe she's over 40 - amazing what genes and a personal trainer will do for you.

Erik
05-11-2008, 09:26 AM
Before the Devil knows you're dead- I liked it, not loved it. I wasn't expecting much and seemed to be a little less "run of the mill" than most movies as far as the story goes. The whole Tomei character was kind of just thrown in and not needed, but it wasn't that bad, to me.

Natston
05-11-2008, 03:27 PM
Death Proof

:unimpress

Granted I haven't seen any of the movies that were supposed to be inspiration to DP, but man this movie sucked. The car chase at the end was good but other than that, wow...

avoidingtheclowns
05-11-2008, 03:56 PM
wow, really? i guess i'll be contrarian and say i really enjoyed it. i'm also a big lumet fan, so maybe it is a different strokes, different blokes kinda thing.

newman - yes it jumped all over the place but i think it was purposeful. in its shell this is a simple melodrama about a simple, perfect, victimless crime that went spectacularly wrong. jumping around heightens the tension to the inevitable chaos. we see the robbery happen then we see how these people got to this point and we see it unroll and it isn't tremendously surprising. but this film does it in small chunks instead of just letting the story play out chronologically. the big theme here is regret - going over and over and over a mistake from several perspectives.

i would agree with DK in that hoffman's character is somewhat difficult to emotionally invest in (if you don't buy into the opening scene in rio) until probably the first scene with the drug dealer. but i think the others are fairly easy to dive into.

once again maybe it is just a taste thing - i dunno.

JayRedd
05-11-2008, 09:26 PM
I also really liked Death Proof.

Hicks
05-11-2008, 09:52 PM
I liked Death Proof overall, but my God it was so slow and dull whenever it wasn't doing something awesome.

Unclebuck
05-12-2008, 08:27 AM
I just watched "there will be blood" all I can say is WTF?????

I have no idea wtf this movie was about. The fact that this movie won Oscars just further solidifies in my mind that the Academy Awards are not worth the powder and lead to blow them up with.

I agree, but the movie sticks with you and the performances are memorable. Have you seen "No Country for Old Men" yet. I think you'll like that

Gyron
05-12-2008, 11:55 AM
National Lampoon's Van Wilder.....Yeah well, there was nothing else on TV.....

Peck
05-12-2008, 12:11 PM
I agree, but the movie sticks with you and the performances are memorable. Have you seen "No Country for Old Men" yet. I think you'll like that

I saw that at the movies last summer.

No, I couldnt' stand it.

(Ducking as I type this watching out for the sniper bullets that both Scott H. & Bulletproof will fire at me for thinking this) to me both of these films suffer from the same problem, snobbish eliteism thinking about how American films must have an ending so they go to the opposite extremes.

Beautiy is in the eye of the beholder I understand and just call me an idiot but I actually happen to like to walk away from something with closure. Or if it is open ended then that is because there is another film coming ala L.O.R. fellowship of the ring.

idioteque
05-12-2008, 12:19 PM
I liked Death Proof overall, but my God it was so slow and dull whenever it wasn't doing something awesome.

True but a lot of those old Grindhouse films were like that and that's why I think Taratino did that intentionally. Did anyone else think that movie was supposed to take place in 1975 until the random cell phone was whipped out?

Unclebuck
05-12-2008, 01:06 PM
I saw that at the movies last summer.

No, I couldnt' stand it.

(Ducking as I type this watching out for the sniper bullets that both Scott H. & Bulletproof will fire at me for thinking this) to me both of these films suffer from the same problem, snobbish eliteism thinking about how American films must have an ending so they go to the opposite extremes.

Beautiy is in the eye of the beholder I understand and just call me an idiot but I actually happen to like to walk away from something with closure. Or if it is open ended then that is because there is another film coming ala L.O.R. fellowship of the ring.

Scott H hasn't been around in quite awhile. Surprised you didn't like No Country

Twes
05-12-2008, 02:05 PM
I sent a message to Scott to discuss No Country for Old Men a month or so ago but never got a response.

JayRedd
05-12-2008, 03:39 PM
I thought both There Will Be Blood and No Country For Old Men were amazing films.

Twes
05-12-2008, 04:40 PM
Similar to Gangs of New York I thought Daniel Day Lewis really pulled you in with his acting but there's no chance I could sit down and watch either movie again. Too long. The characters take you on a long journey and dump you off with no where to go.

I was amused by the relationship between his character and the preacher through the years but it wasn't enough to sustain the movie.

I thought it was interesting. The ending was better than the last half leading up to it. Worth watching once.

Not great.

N8R
05-13-2008, 03:59 AM
Before The Devil Knows Your Dead

Wow is sucked. Too slow paced, didnt like the storyline. Just not good in my books

Horton Hears a Who

Great Great movie. Animation was great and I loved the story. I didnt know it before the movie but I want to read it after seeing the movie.

bellisimo
05-13-2008, 05:08 AM
P.S. I Love You

such a chick flick it hurts :(

National Treasure: Book of Secrets

a good warm up to the upcoming Indiana Jones flick

Doomsday

it had a bit of everything from Braveheart to Gladiator to MadMax to Underworld to 28 Weeks Later...

rexnom
05-13-2008, 06:05 AM
I thought both There Will Be Blood and No Country For Old Men were amazing films.
Yeah, easily my two faves this year. Give the acting edge to TWBB and the writing edge to No Country. I'd say directing was a push, surprisingly. The soundtrack to TWBB was hauntingly good in addition.

Unclebuck
05-13-2008, 08:08 AM
I thought both There Will Be Blood and No Country For Old Men were amazing films.

I thought they were both amazing. But I didn't enjoy watching There Will Be Blood

avoidingtheclowns
05-13-2008, 09:51 AM
Yeah, easily my two faves this year. Give the acting edge to TWBB and the writing edge to No Country. I'd say directing was a push, surprisingly. The soundtrack to TWBB was hauntingly good in addition.

how johnny greenwood wasn't even nominated for an oscar i'll never understand.

Hicks
05-13-2008, 11:09 AM
Both NCFOM and TWBB had me interested throughout, they were pretty to look at, but ultimately it was a ride to Vegas where I get kicked out of the car about 10 miles short of the city.

JayRedd
05-13-2008, 11:10 AM
That score were haunting.

But apparently it was disqualified due to a technicality.

http://www.themovieblog.com/2008/01/there-will-be-blood-score-disqualified-from-oscars

Indianapolis_girly
05-13-2008, 04:57 PM
the last movie I watched was Love and Basketball, my favorite movie. [:

AesopRockOn
05-13-2008, 07:11 PM
Glory - at least it didn't begin with 'Based on a true story.'

Hicks
05-13-2008, 07:38 PM
Glory - at least it didn't begin with 'Based on a true story.'

Yet it is, isn't it?

AesopRockOn
05-13-2008, 11:46 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097441/goofs

http://www.mtholyoke.edu/~ltdenaul/hist399/#case3

These two links, looked them up after I watched it, include some of the mistakes. But it's not about that. It's about dramatizing/emotionalizing (Hollywoodizing) of events that actually (sort of) happened. The obvious message is that free blacks and some slaves played a pivotal role in winning the Civil War for the Union. But the way it does it is so contrived but with so little regard to the environment surrounding the characters (see the Confederate side). I'm convinced the spiritual/hymn was completely inaccurate and that most of the work they did amounted to the amount of work a 4th grader would do for a class project. Look, Zwick is pretty good at explosions and presenting a very easily digestible comment on race or ethnicity but has nothing to offer people who actually think and discuss these issues considering his approach to storytelling (make it emotional with orchestral music). How some people can see it as a great war movie is beyond me.

It didn't feel very true to me is the answer to your question.

Hicks
05-14-2008, 12:17 AM
You're the first person I've met who didn't like that movie. It's a favorite of mine, actually. First saw it in 8th grade.

JayRedd
05-14-2008, 12:40 AM
How is it like to live life without a heart, Aesop?

Glory is one of the most moving, emotional and gut-wrenching movies ever made. No, it's by no means an accurate depiction of anything...but it's an incredibly gripping and amazingly well-acted film.

It's also Denzel's best performance. And I'm a big Denzel fan but, IMO, it's not even close (okay, maybe Malcolm).

And if your room doesn't get incredibly dusty when he grabs the fallen flag that Ferris drops during the final charge up that hill then you might be completely dead inside.

In fact, Glory may have more truly moving scenes than any other movie I can think of aside from Schindler's List.

Peck
05-14-2008, 05:16 PM
Saw "awake" last night.

Meh....it was ok. Not good, not bad. Glad I didn't spend money at the Theatre to see it though.

AesopRockOn
05-14-2008, 05:22 PM
What's it like?

I can't remember, ask Eddy Curry.


Both those flicks were made for the purpose of making people sad without ever telling a story or paying respect to the real people involved. I don't know how to explain my love for art or people who try to make it; or otoh my disdain or unoriginality, cliche, or sappy, pseudo-romantic conventionality which are all exhibited to perfection in Zwicks work. Schindler's is still better because it's epic and there's some actual research (which is the benchmark of moving an audience with some idea of the material) though Speilberg corrupts as usual.

You want an emotionally poignant ending to a film, watch Paths of Glory by a real filmmaker.

JayRedd
05-14-2008, 11:31 PM
I'm not sure we can be friends.

Hicks
05-15-2008, 01:44 AM
I'm not sure we can be friends.

You tell'em, Snowflake.

AesopRockOn
05-15-2008, 10:14 AM
Am I to understand you're still hanging around with Dr. Emmett Brown, McFly?

Hicks
05-15-2008, 11:21 AM
Am I to understand you're still hanging around with Dr. Emmett Brown, McFly?

Back to the Future? More like Back to the Cliches. :rolleyes: ;)

SoupIsGood
05-18-2008, 02:28 AM
The Royal Tenenbaums

Pan's Labyrinth

Twes
05-18-2008, 06:58 AM
Untraceable

Hicks
05-18-2008, 12:00 PM
I caught Prince Caspian on Friday. Went in with modest expectations, but was pleasantly surprised all the same. I liked this story better, and I liked the shift in tone from the first one. Pretty good!

avoidingtheclowns
05-18-2008, 09:28 PM
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

i kinda had expectations of new star wars trilogy epic bad but was surprised. i think on its own it may have been an okay film i think it lacks when compared to the rest of the series. i give Spielberg full credit to the film's lack of complete suckage.

also saw Son of Rambow which was enjoyable

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Mourning
05-19-2008, 08:32 AM
"Taken" ... was ok. Some nice action scenes. Too much escalation too quick, but not bad at all for what it is an action movie/thriller.

Also saw "We Own The Night" which I thought was better then I expected. Nothing superb, but definitely entertaining, besides I like both Mark Wahlberg and Joaquin Phoenix as actors.

Regards,

Mourning :cool:

bellisimo
05-19-2008, 08:44 AM
Reservation Road

Horton Hears a Who

What Happens in Vegas

P2

N8R
05-20-2008, 03:20 AM
Hey Avoiding I dont want to read your spoiler part because I like the Indiana Jones movies, so what did you think of it?

The Great Debates

It was a pretty good movie. Very racially motivated of a movie. it was made by Oprah's production company and she tends to do a lot of African american champion movies which are usually done very well and this was no exception.

And by Champion I mean great unknown African American stories.

avoidingtheclowns
05-20-2008, 08:05 AM
actually the spoiler is just my generic thoughts. i just have a few friends that wanted to know nothing - not even my vague reaction - about the movie. but the spoiler doesn't give any plot info away.

tora tora
05-20-2008, 01:06 PM
tYXNRfXarjo

:lmao:

Kraft
05-20-2008, 01:12 PM
I went to the theater, somewhat against my will, for the first time in probably a year and saw Ironman.

It was alright, but the serious line my friend delivered during the credits was priceless -- "What song is this?"

Natston
05-21-2008, 06:05 AM
Donnie Darko

Meh. I feel almost obligated to re-watch it, but I was kinda underwhelmed to say the least.

Raskolnikov
05-21-2008, 06:27 AM
I went to the theater, somewhat against my will, for the first time in probably a year and saw Ironman.

It was alright, but the serious line my friend delivered during the credits was priceless -- "What song is this?"
I was also wondering actually...what song was it?

bellisimo
05-21-2008, 06:56 AM
Semi-Pro

had a few laughs - what is the next sporting movie that Will be in?

Pig Nash
05-21-2008, 07:32 PM
I was also wondering actually...what song was it?

It's Iron Man by Black Sabbath

avoidingtheclowns
05-21-2008, 10:12 PM
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

i kinda had expectations of new star wars trilogy epic bad but was surprised. i think on its own it may have been an okay film i think it lacks when compared to the rest of the series. i give Spielberg full credit to the film's lack of complete suckage.


okay after being urged by a friend who also attended the press screening i re-watched

Temple of Doom.

after doing so, i have reconsidered my postion as apparently

i had forgotten how horrific that movie really was. i would now rank Crystal Skull as third, behind Ark and Crusade, but way ahead of Temple of Doom

JayRedd
05-22-2008, 01:15 AM
Those aren't spoilers.

Nor is this.

And yeah...Temple of Doom is not very good. People just forget since they associate it with the amazing quality of 1 and 3.

Peck
05-22-2008, 01:48 AM
Just got done watching "the kingdom".

Man that movie rocked. Far far better than I ever thought it would be.

Trader Joe
05-22-2008, 01:55 AM
Yeah Temple of Doom is a horrible movie.

Suaveness
05-22-2008, 02:07 AM
ToD was quite offensive too

Lord Helmet
05-22-2008, 02:28 AM
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

I enjoyed.

spreedom
05-22-2008, 08:21 PM
New Indy movie.... I would say it's a contender for the worst movie I've ever seen... not to sound at all argumentative toward those that liked it, but I feel like it had very few redeeming qualities after the first 20 minutes...

Shade
05-22-2008, 08:24 PM
New Indy movie.... I would say it's a contender for the worst movie I've ever seen... not to sound at all argumentative toward those that liked it, but I feel like it had very few redeeming qualities after the first 20 minutes...

You either don't watch very many movies or have a ridiculously-high standard.

If you want to see some bad movies, I can oblige you. You'll be bleeding from the eyes when I'm done with you. :devil:

SycamoreKen
05-23-2008, 07:03 PM
Need a bad movie? One word: Bio-Dome.

Saw the new Indy one today and it is what it is, an over the top reality be damned action movie. It hold its own with the rest of them.

Hicks
05-23-2008, 07:07 PM
Indiana Jones

It was okay. I liked it more than I thought I would. I agree with a review I read that said the first half was better than the second half.

Anyone else agree with me that they just as easily could have gone with the less-clunky title of "Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull" ?

SycamoreKen
05-23-2008, 07:26 PM
What? Indiana Jones and the Return From the Rest Home?

JayRedd
05-23-2008, 10:34 PM
You'll be bleeding from the eyes when I'm done with you. :devil:

That's what she said.

SoupIsGood
05-25-2008, 01:28 PM
Indy Jones.

Meh.

It was good to see him back sporting the whip, but the whole time I just kept thinking... really? This is the best script they could come up with?

bellisimo
05-25-2008, 03:56 PM
Iron Man

It was a good solid movie. Still prefer Spider-Man...probably cause I felt a bit more closer to Peter the high school kid instead of Tony the multi-billionaire.

Kegboy
05-25-2008, 05:32 PM
Haven't seen the new Indy yet, but watched the first 3 in preparation.

I first have to agree that Temple of Doom was just horrible. Really, really, very bad. There was a reason when I got the DVDs that I only watched the first 20 minutes.

Secondly, I was surprised at how bored I was by Raiders. I ended up watching it in 3 sittings because I just couldn't get interested.

Watched Last Crusade this morning, and I don't care if people call it cheesy, it was still the most enjoyable.

Kegboy
05-25-2008, 05:39 PM
Btw, a guy I work with went to see Indy at the opening midnight showing. He came in the next day and sent out an email warning how awful it was. He ended it with the following:

"Seriously, you'd be better off paying me $9 and I'll choke you with a whip. It'd be more enjoyable."

:uhoh:

[edit] And yes, TWSS.

JayRedd
05-25-2008, 05:59 PM
Did you take him up on it?

indygeezer
05-25-2008, 08:16 PM
Just took Mrs G to see Iron Man.......enjoyed it alot.

N8R
05-25-2008, 08:29 PM
Strange Wilderness

Not a very good movie. I downloaded it cause it is a Happy Madison production which of course is the Adam Sandler production house. It also had most the usual characters that Adam Sandler movies use plus Jonah Hill who I liked in other movies but he had an annoying accent in this one and I just hated the story, the ending and just about everything about it. Not a good movie.

kester99
05-25-2008, 09:39 PM
Deja Vu

Denzel in yet another quite effective thriller. Had my palms sweating. Nice sci-fi touches with the past-viewer-mechanism thingy.

Unclebuck
05-25-2008, 11:27 PM
Indiana Jones was pretty good. There were several times when I had to roll my eyes - very chesy in parts, but overall it was good

Peck
05-26-2008, 05:36 AM
saw the new Indiana Jones movie, let's just say that if you want to even pretend to enjoy this film you are going to have to suspend disbelief at the door and not worry to much about things like plot or story telling.

Other than that it was fine.

indygeezer
05-26-2008, 06:20 AM
In the spirit of getting along and being a gentler kinder world leader, one that people like France can admire, I think we should ban the new Indy Jones movie and write letters of apology to the UN. I read where the Russian gov't was incensed over how their predecessors are portrayed in this movie (based in the late 50's cold war era). So, in the spirit of being a good neighbor we should change the movie antagonists or ban it altogether.

N8R
05-26-2008, 06:35 AM
National Treasure

Not too bad. Not the greatest but entertaining enough

National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets

Again not bad. There will be a 3rd one.

Hicks
05-26-2008, 09:59 AM
Yeah with Indy 4 I told myself very early into it "OK, just think of it as a rollercoaster: Fun, but Jones is very much on the rails with no chance of falling off." After that I liked it pretty well.

Kegboy
05-26-2008, 02:00 PM
Just saw it. It was fine. A lot of the complaints I heard were silly.

bellisimo
05-26-2008, 06:18 PM
Street Kings

Meh - could tell what was going to happen from the get-go.

21

Didn't really get the whole counting system - but it was a good movie.

DisplacedKnick
05-26-2008, 10:27 PM
The Kingdom - was surprisingly good.

I think it may have broken a law though - FBI in the Middle East portrayed positively?

Los Angeles
05-27-2008, 02:09 AM
I just saw two of the best movies I've seen in a long time. I was very quickly transported into the environments provided by the films. The characters speak like real people. They occupy the world I occupy.

Dance Party USA

Quiet City

Both films are by writer/director Aaron Katz. Both were shot on video for a few thousand dollars. And both are now available on DVD in a single two-disc set.

I'm completely blown away.

spreedom
05-27-2008, 09:15 AM
You either don't watch very many movies or have a ridiculously-high standard.

If you want to see some bad movies, I can oblige you. You'll be bleeding from the eyes when I'm done with you. :devil:



I'm pretty picky about what movies I'll actually go out and see... and I can tell you for a fact that I think this one is by far the worst. I even liked Temple of Doom better. I didn't even feel like Indy was the main character in this one... he was basically a prop in a Shia LeBeouf movie, and that's pretty sad.

The Tarzan vine swinging and Pirates of the Caribbeanesque over-the-top swordfighting were two incredibly cringeworthy moments... as was the payoff at the end (aliens abducting/destroying the Russian chick)... not to mention Indy getting MARRIED! That's like Bond getting married. Completely ridiculous. And Indy has a kid? Really? With the 8 or 9 different scripts supposedly floating around out there, they decided on this BS? I'm not picky, but I'm offended as a moviegoer that this garbage got greenlit.

JayRedd
05-27-2008, 03:25 PM
Infamous.

Still haven't seen Capote, but this one was pretty fantastic. Since Capote has even better IMDB and Tomatoes ratings, I'm fairly excited for that one now. Toby Jones was amazing and Sandra Bullock was pretty impressive. Hard to believe that Harper Lee performance was done by the same melodramatic hack from Crash and all those chick flicks.

Anyone seen both and have any opinions? Or just have any opinions on Capote?

Unclebuck
05-27-2008, 03:46 PM
I also saw the movie "Flawless" over the weekend - movie with Demi Moore and Michael Cane. It was pretty good - nothing great, but I enjoy this type of movie.

Stryder
05-27-2008, 08:08 PM
Bridge to Terabithia.

Decent movie with a good theme and message. Sad though.

DisplacedKnick
05-28-2008, 09:01 AM
Saw Snakes on a Plane again last night. Great bad movie. As opposed to The Wicker Man which is a horrible bad movie.

Besides, it was in the bargain bin at the video store for 4 bucks and I had to buy it to regain at least a couple of macho points after buying Dreamgirls (also for 4 bucks).

N8R
05-28-2008, 09:07 AM
Indiana Jones 4

I liked it a lot. I mean some of it was ridiculous but it is Indiana Jones and you have to know it is not a real life movie. I would see it again.

Peck
05-28-2008, 11:50 AM
I watched recount last night on HBO.

Very entertaining and ver well acted. A lot of B list actors in this as well as an A list actor (Spacey).

Laura Dern was unbelievably good in this.

Bball
05-28-2008, 01:26 PM
...finally saw "No Country for Old Men"

I liked it although the ending threw me a little bit. If there was a message I was supposed to get at the end, I guess it went right over my head.

IOW... this was a movie where at some point the credits started rolling and there was no real closure that I picked up on

-Bball

count55
05-28-2008, 04:30 PM
...finally saw "No Country for Old Men"

I liked it although the ending threw me a little bit. If there was a message I was supposed to get at the end, I guess it went right over my head.

IOW... this was a movie where at some point the credits started rolling and there was no real closure that I picked up on

-Bball


Yeah, that's why I read the book after the movie. There's a little more there, but the movie's pretty true to the book. It's something that generated a lot of discussion amongst my family...it's something that I would say (both the book & the movie) that was well-done, but I'm not sure why it was done.

tdubb03
05-29-2008, 07:35 AM
Grosse Pointe Blank, 8/10

I've never been a big Cusack fan, but this flick made me understand the cult following. It's very funny, great dialog, and great music.

Natston
05-29-2008, 03:44 PM
Sleepers

I saw it many years ago, long enough ago that I didn't remember a lot of the ending.

After watching it again, it was decent. It was better than Mystic River (closest comparison I could think of). But in the end, it wasn't great (TWSS). Truly thought provoking...

Hicks
05-29-2008, 03:46 PM
Anchorman. I wasn't impressed by much of it, but I still enjoyed some things.

Natston
05-29-2008, 03:51 PM
Anchorman. I wasn't impressed by much of it, but I still enjoyed some things.

THATS blasphemy!


Yeah I know what you mean. The first time I watched it, I loved it. Subsequent times watching, I couldn't watch it all the way through.

count55
05-29-2008, 04:54 PM
Anchorman. I wasn't impressed by much of it, but I still enjoyed some things.

It's a "second-time around" movie. As a story/plot/movie, it's weak and uneven. However, the more you watch it, the funnier the individual vignettes and quotes get. It's kinda like Caddyshack or Meatballs in that way, or Office Space.

I mean, c'mon, Dr. Kenneth Noisewater?

DisplacedKnick
05-29-2008, 05:43 PM
Sleepers

I saw it many years ago, long enough ago that I didn't remember a lot of the ending.

After watching it again, it was decent. It was better than Mystic River (closest comparison I could think of). But in the end, it wasn't great (TWSS). Truly thought provoking...

Buy the book. The movie doesn't (and can't without an NC-17 rating) take you to the depths the characters were at. I don't know if I'd call it a great book but it's a book with some great sections.

JayRedd
05-29-2008, 06:00 PM
Anchorman. I wasn't impressed by much of it, but I still enjoyed some things.

I'm gonna slap you in public.

rexnom
05-29-2008, 07:05 PM
Anchorman. I wasn't impressed by much of it, but I still enjoyed some things.
Buy the book. The movie doesn't (and can't without an NC-17 rating) take you to the depths the characters were at.

Trader Joe
05-29-2008, 09:52 PM
The Octagon? That didn't have you rolling?

Smells like bigfoots dick?

Hey, Champ maybe you should sit this one out for a while.

Pants party?

Hey everyone come and see how good I look!

My apartment smells of rich mahogany.

I have many leatherbound books.

You ate the whole wheel of cheese and pooped in the refrigerator?

You know I don't speak Spanish.

THE BAD MAN PUNTED BAXTER!

I'm in a glass case of emotion!





I mean come on Anchorman has a ridiculous amount of hilarious one liners.

Suaveness
05-29-2008, 10:31 PM
Finally watched IJ. I enjoyed it for the most part. The end was pretty ridiculous tho.

I really want to see WallE. It looks really funny

JayRedd
05-29-2008, 11:40 PM
Bark twice if you're in Milwaukee.

LoneGranger33
05-29-2008, 11:42 PM
Anchorman. I wasn't impressed by much of it, but I still enjoyed some things.

Another man has seen the light.
By 2012, Will Ferrell will no longer make movies and the world will change as a result!

JayRedd
05-29-2008, 11:53 PM
Is that what sparks the takeover of the Hat? Are you John Connor?

Pig Nash
05-30-2008, 12:12 AM
Prince Caspian

I really liked it except for that one lame thing. Voyage of the Dawn Treader is my favorite of the books, and Silver Chair is my second favorite, so I'm getting excited.

SycamoreKen
05-30-2008, 12:50 AM
I found A Boy and His Horse to be very interesting, but I'm not sure they will make that one due to the racial overtones in the story.

DisplacedKnick
05-30-2008, 06:55 AM
Another man has seen the light.
By 2012, Will Ferrell will no longer make movies and the world will change as a result!

He doesn't make movies - he makes the same movie and wears different outfits. Maybe he puts on skates or drives a car but it's still the same movie. FWIW, I thought Anchorman was pretty good for what it was - the problem's when you watch another of Ferrell's movies and realize they're all the same.

SoupIsGood
05-30-2008, 12:50 PM
He doesn't make movies - he makes the same movie and wears different outfits. Maybe he puts on skates or drives a car but it's still the same movie. FWIW, I thought Anchorman was pretty good for what it was - the problem's when you watch another of Ferrell's movies and realize they're all the same.

Stranger than Fiction was a little different. :o

I hated Anchorman the first time I saw it. Now I still think it's pretty bad, but I don't mind watching other people love it and joining in the laughs.

Unclebuck
06-02-2008, 01:27 PM
"Deep Blue Sea" - No.

Actually it was somewhat mildly entertaining, it was so over-the-top - it was fun to make fun of the unlikely events you were watching.

Bball
06-02-2008, 01:55 PM
"Transformers"

I liked it better than I thought I would. I thought it was well done for what it was. I really didn't think I'd like this at all and have had the Netflix DVD sitting here for months without watching it. I was expecting it to be too 'cartoony' but they seemed to walk a fine line between campy and serious without letting the movie devolve into something only kids could like. I can't imagine how they could do a second one and maintain that though.

I liked it better than the other movie I watched this past weekend:

"Natl Treasure 2: Book of Secrets"

I liked the first one better altho if you liked the first one then I think you'd like this one. Natl Treasure 1 seemed a little 'tighter' and more realistic (in a mystery/conspiracy kind of way). I'm just saying they did a better job of making things feel 'real' (as for the clues and the scenario they were following). This one seemed pretty loose and they had no problem following and finding the clues.... even if the situations to do that were highly implausible.

I might've given Natl Treasure 1 a 3.5 out 5 ranking... maybe a 3. For Natl Treasure 2 I'd say it barely gets a 3 and maybe a solid 2.5 is more like it.

Entertaining but not what I'd arrange an evening around.

Unclebuck
06-02-2008, 01:58 PM
"Transformers"

I liked it better than I thought I would. I thought it was well done for what it was. I really didn't think I'd like this at all and have had the Netflix DVD sitting here for months without watching it. I was expecting it to be too 'cartoony' but they seemed to walk a fine line between campy and serious without letting the movie devolve into something only kids could like. I can't imagine how they could do a second one and maintain that though.

I liked it better than the other movie I watched this past weekend:

"Natl Treasure 2: Book of Secrets"

I liked the first one better altho if you liked the first one then I think you'd like this one. Natl Treasure 1 seemed a little 'tighter' and more realistic (in a mystery/conspiracy kind of way). I'm just saying they did a better job of making things feel 'real' (as for the clues and the scenario they were following). This one seemed pretty loose and they had no problem following and finding the clues.... even if the situations to do that were highly implausible.

I might've given Natl Treasure 1 a 3.5 out 5 ranking... maybe a 3. For Natl Treasure 2 I'd say it barely gets a 3 and maybe a solid 2.5 is more like it.

Entertaining but not what I'd arrange an evening around.

All I can say is I'm sorry, sounds like your weekend was horrible

Mourning
06-02-2008, 02:03 PM
ROFL. Be nice now, UB! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

tdubb03
06-02-2008, 02:08 PM
Half Nelson. Got Ryan Gosling a much deserved Oscar nomination, that kid's come out of nowhere to be a great leading man, loved him in Fracture as well. As for the movie, while I did like it, I don't really agree with the largely rave reviews. The whole thing just felt kind of superficial to me.

Los Angeles
06-02-2008, 02:17 PM
I just saw two of the best movies I've seen in a long time. I was very quickly transported into the environments provided by the films. The characters speak like real people. They occupy the world I occupy.

Dance Party USA

Quiet City

Both films are by writer/director Aaron Katz. Both were shot on video for a few thousand dollars. And both are now available on DVD in a single two-disc set.

I'm completely blown away.

So I saw another film from this group of directors. This one is called Hannah Takes the Stairs and follows a recent college grad around for a couple of weeks as she moves from one man to the next.

I watched it with an industry type (camera operator/movie snob) and he repeated a couple of times that he should HATE this movie but was compelled to keep watching. He ended the night by saying that it was actually good and he felt like he was watching real people, not actors.

Whatever idiot designed the cover needs to be shot. The cover looks like the worst romantic comedy you'll ever see. Don't let that stop you from giving it a try. Just watch Dance Party and Quiet City first. If you like those, give Hannah a shot.

Unclebuck
06-02-2008, 02:33 PM
Half Nelson. Got Ryan Gosling a much deserved Oscar nomination, that kid's come out of nowhere to be a great leading man, loved him in Fracture as well. As for the movie, while I did like it, I don't really agree with the largely rave reviews. The whole thing just felt kind of superficial to me.

I thought Ryan's performance was better than the movie, even though I liked the movie it didn't really leave an impression.

Bball
06-02-2008, 03:02 PM
All I can say is I'm sorry, sounds like your weekend was horrible

I was also at the Vogue (Broad Ripple) Friday night for its flooding out. It was more like "Lake Vogue". The only thing missing was Geezer and Twes bringing in some fishing gear.

So, Lake Vogue Friday... Natl Treasure 2 Saturday... Transformers Sunday.

-Bball

Unclebuck
06-02-2008, 03:37 PM
I was also at the Vogue (Broad Ripple) Friday night for its flooding out. It was more like "Lake Vogue". The only thing missing was Geezer and Twes bringing in some fishing gear.

So, Lake Vogue Friday... Natl Treasure 2 Saturday... Transformers Sunday.

-Bball

Didn't realize you were such a "partier" (yes I am breaking my rule of never using the word "party" as a verb) If the Vogue hasn't changed since the last time i was there, which had to be a good 10 years ago, it needed a good flooding out.

JayRedd
06-02-2008, 05:05 PM
Before the Devil Knows Your Dead.

Wow. I don't think you see Marisa Tomei wearing a shirt until the second hour of the movie. Definitely the best looking 43-year-old I've seen in some time.

The movie was pretty good too. It was a little much in terms of melo-drama here and there, but it was engaging and fairly well-written even if the director did probaly try to squeeze in a couple too many plot devices.

But hey, why pick nits? Any movie with PSH and a legitimate 15 minutes of topless Marisa Tomei is getting a thumbs up from me.

DisplacedKnick
06-02-2008, 05:45 PM
Wow. I don't think you see Marisa Tomei wearing a shirt until the second hour of the movie. Definitely the best looking 43-year-old I've seen in some time.

The movie was pretty good too. It was a little much in terms of melo-drama here and there, but it was engaging and fairly well-written even if the director did probaly try to squeeze in a couple too many plot devices.

But hey, why pick nits? Any movie with PSH and a legitimate 15 minutes of topless Marisa Tomei is getting a thumbs up from me.

I heard they've already cast her in the sequel, Banged by Brothers

For me, once I got the timeline figured out I had the rest of the movie pretty much pegged. And there wasn't one character I gave a hoot about which never helps - I have to care if someone gets shot or pops pills - I was pretty much rooting for everyone to die.

But MT was defintely a highlight.

rexnom
06-02-2008, 05:48 PM
Before the Devil Knows Your Dead.

Wow. I don't think you see Marisa Tomei wearing a shirt until the second hour of the movie. Definitely the best looking 43-year-old I've seen in some time.

The movie was pretty good too. It was a little much in terms of melo-drama here and there, but it was engaging and fairly well-written even if the director did probaly try to squeeze in a couple too many plot devices.

But hey, why pick nits? Any movie with PSH and a legitimate 15 minutes of topless Marisa Tomei is getting a thumbs up from me.
I could not have added something to my Netflix faster.

317Kim
06-02-2008, 09:11 PM
Juno for the 8th time

I'm really excited about seeing The Happening. Anyone else?

JayRedd
06-02-2008, 10:50 PM
Iron Man.

Kicked ***. Took names. Amazing. Couldn't have been much better. Best superhero flick since X2.

MagicRat
06-03-2008, 12:09 AM
Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine

Peck
06-03-2008, 01:28 AM
Just got done seeing Baby Momma. I was stunned that I was entertained.

It was somewhat predictable, however it was not nearly the crap flick I was expecting.

Hicks
06-03-2008, 08:44 AM
Just got done seeing Baby Momma. I was stunned that I was entertained.

It was somewhat predictable, however it was not nearly the crap flick I was expecting.

I'm still shying away from ever seeing it.

bellisimo
06-03-2008, 08:48 AM
The Bank Job

meh - nothing too fancy...

SoupIsGood
06-03-2008, 04:59 PM
I Heart Huckabees.

Made me chuckle.

rock747
06-03-2008, 09:51 PM
Indiana Jones... The first half was great... Then Shia Labouf became one with the monkeys and swang from vines like tarzan... the movie was downhill from there..

avoidingtheclowns
06-03-2008, 11:10 PM
i just got back from a screening for Foot Fist Way

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Raskolnikov
06-04-2008, 06:23 AM
Iron Man.

Kicked ***. Took names. Amazing. Couldn't have been much better. Best superhero flick since X2.
I agree, Iron Man was pretty good.

Indiana Jones on the other hand...well mostly it was just weird. The story really, really sucked.

JayRedd
06-04-2008, 06:05 PM
i just got back from a screening for Foot Fist Way

And? You can't just say that and leave.

Peck
06-04-2008, 11:49 PM
Just watched the new Narnia film.

Pretty good actually.

Bball
06-05-2008, 12:35 AM
"Cloverfield"

Yes, I know everyone on the planet has already watched this but I'm a little slow with my movies lately.

I had no problem with the 'handheld, home video' style of the movie. I had no problem with the overall plot (pretty neat, actually). ....But man oh man do I wish- Hud would've gotten it sooner. Not since Tom Cruise's War of the Worlds and that ANNOYING little girl have I rooted for the 'monster' to take someone 'out' even though they were supposed to be the 'good guys'

Los Angeles
06-05-2008, 02:35 AM
Bball, don't forget the f****** c*** in Blair Witch. My God, I couldn't wait that snot spewing b**** to get her head cut off.

avoidingtheclowns
06-05-2008, 09:47 AM
And? You can't just say that and leave.

jiu jitsu sucks







i went with a couple of other film snobs... it was remarkably stupid and while there were some slow sections, it was oddly hilarious. it seems like a movie you'd enjoy.

Peck
06-07-2008, 02:38 AM
Just saw Kung Fu Panda.

100 times better than I expected. Actually I was very pleased with the film.

SycamoreKen
06-07-2008, 10:47 PM
My Big Fat Greek Wedding. The wife has it on and i can't escape. Actually, it's not bad. We will be seein the Broadway show this year.

Stryder
06-08-2008, 12:07 AM
Cube 2: Hypercube...

Not very good; I enjoyed the first one better and Cube Zero...

Suaveness
06-08-2008, 01:30 PM
Just saw Kung Fu Panda.

100 times better than I expected. Actually I was very pleased with the film.

I can't believe you actually went and saw that movie.

Saw Garden State. Thought it was quite good

Unclebuck
06-09-2008, 07:59 AM
Saw Narnia. It was pretty good, some very good fight scenes, technicially very well done.

Some of the acting was horrible and many of the actors in their roles were not credible