Rocky Balboa a bit too dramatic but brought back a lot of nostalgia....
Found it somewhat amusing. Not at all what most people said. I kind of lost interest towards the end.
okay i guess.
Stranger than Fiction - it was a good movie; but felt a bit longer than it should've been.
Harsh Times - I had high hopes as I was informed that it is similar to Training Day - only better...It was similar to Training Day a little bit...but definitely not as good.
Night at the Museum - had very low expectations considering some of the harsh critism I've heard about it...but overall it was a good suprise...felt a bit like Jumanji...
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
Man, that 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner is to DIE for! And the '67 Ford Mustang Fastback was lookin' pretty sweet too.
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I thought The Departed was great but after seeing how much it borrowed from the movie it was 'based off of', it dropped a couple of notches in my book.
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The Illusionist - I had my doubts in the begining of the movie - but afterwards finished off on a high note.
"Oldboy". Pretty good.
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I just watched it myself and I see what you mean. From the reviews I expected a little better. Not that it wasn't better than the past 3-4 Rocky's but the plot strained credibility enough that it took away from the impact. His age to supposedly be doing this was distracting. Also, the movie spent a lot of time letting us get to know Rocky here in the modern day, and how he got here. And it certainly caught us up on his life but the decision to go back into boxing, the work to get a license, the covergence of ideas that allowed the final fight to be staged, the training, etc... all seemed to happen in a flash. It happened so fast it appeared TOO easy (IMHO) which didn't make Rocky seem like all that much of an underdog (except for his age of course). I would've like to have seen him struggle more with the idea of getting back in the ring to begin with and what immediately led to that. I would've liked to have seen more hardships in training. Maybe some setbacks and doubt. Something so you really felt for the road he took to get back in the ring for this one fight.
Lastly... I'd say Stallone waited 5-10 years too long to do this one. The plot could've been a little more believable if Stallone had looked a little younger.
But all that said... it certainly has more in common (as far as quality) with the first one rather than the last one.
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The best exercise of the human heart is reaching down and picking someone else up.
300 - great movie for a guys night out.
Funny Money - not the best work by Chevy Chase - nevertheless it was worth watching...had a theater feel to it...
Man on Fire - took me a long time to see it, but was worth the wait. Nicely done by Denzel.
Reign On Me- I thought it was really good. I am a big Adam Sandler fan, so I probably enjoyed it more than most would. He and Cheadle did a wonderful job. But, unless you went in knowing it was going to be enjoyable because it has Sandler in it, i would say to wait on the DVD. But, if you're a big fan too, go see it today.
Davinci Code-Pretty good, but Let me tell you, you can not watch that movie and expect to follow it when you have a 6 month old jabbering over the TV. If you miss a scene or two in that movie, you are lost.
Office Space-Seen it a 1000 times and continue to love it.
I saw "The Lookout" today. A really, really good movie. It just goes to show you that if you build the characters first and then add in the action, it is just much more suspenseful - because you really care about characters. Why don't more movie makers realize this.
I highly recommend this movie.
Here is a clip for Ebert and Roeper - you have to find the Lookout in the now playing section. Although you might not want to watch the clips because it gives parts of the movie away. Just a fantastic movie though
The Descent, pretty good movie I havent seen a movies location play such a large character since the Shinning.
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I finally got around to seeing Rocky Balboa, and I have to admit, I was pretty disappointed. It just seemed like a movie that didn't really add anything to the series, and was very cliche.
And a couple of the deleted scenes were just god awful.
I got to see a sneak of Grindhouse last night, and I loved it. It's just the kind of cheesy, over-the-top, gore-infested, B-movie madness that is fun to watch, and the spoof previews were awesome. It did a great job of emulating those old 80's horror flicks, so if you're a fan of those, or have a good sense of humor, I highly recommend watching it.
I thought the first half of the movie was better in terms of the action and general coolness, but the second movie had a thrilling story line.
I saw Grindhouse this evening. It was OK; this kind of movie(s) isn't really my thing. I liked the QT half better, but the RR half was more fun. The fake trailers were a riot though. Don't. How about the trampoline in Thanksgiving?
My favorite moment from the trailer for Grindhouse is my favorite in the film now that I saw what the exclamation point to that moment is: "This car is 100% death-proof. But to get the benefit of it honey, you really need to be sittin' in my seat. *slams breaks*" Plus the expression on his face as he says it is great.
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Dear god the stuff guys do to get some action.
Euro Trip - still hilarious after the umpteenth time....
Haven - I wasn't bored watching it....don't really know what else to say about this one.