Old 11-06-2012, 01:53 AM

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Old 11-06-2012, 11:02 AM
Wreck It Ralph - 6/10
Old 11-06-2012, 11:34 AM

Finally watched it....eh.

I loved the Dawn of the Dead remake, hated 300, and loved Watchmen. So it seems Snyder has a trend going on where I hate his every second film. Sensory overload this one is. I don't know how a movie with so much shit happening managed to bore me. I mean, I could barely pay attention to this thing. This is coming from a guy who loves the first Transformers movie and thinks Speed Racer is one of the most underrated blockbusters in a decade. I guess the difference is I didn't feel a massive amount of self indulgence in the first Transformers and Speed Racer as I did in Sucker Punch. It's like Snyder took all of his boyhood fantasy's and bunched them all up in one film instead of maybe making 2 or 3 movies out of all of them.
I actually felt he was respectively restrained in Watchmen, but here it's like he was coked out of his mind.
Old 11-06-2012, 01:28 PM

Old 11-06-2012, 01:44 PM
Guys And Dolls - 2/10
Bye Bye Birdie - 2/10
Old 11-06-2012, 05:38 PM

Old 11-06-2012, 08:12 PM

Old 11-06-2012, 09:08 PM
The Empire Strikes Back - This movie needs no explanation as to why it's so beloved, and to why it's my favorite Star Wars film. Everything from the battle of Hoth with the menacing AT-AT's, to the training with Yoda in the Dagobah system, Lando's betrayal of Han and the gang, and to the bomb being dropped that Vader is Luke's father.

Old 11-06-2012, 09:09 PM
What's the Matter With Helen? with Debbie Reynolds and Shelley Winters - The highlight of this thriller was Winters. She played her part perfectly transitioning from timid matron to full out psycho. There's similarities to Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? and this film is just as good. 8/10

Brave - Not one of Pixar's best but still a solid story. The film did look really good and I liked the lead character. 6/10
Old 11-06-2012, 09:32 PM

Got halfway through. Utter crap. Up to that point, I give a 3/10.
Old 11-06-2012, 11:29 PM

Old 11-07-2012, 01:15 AM

Old 11-07-2012, 01:30 AM

Old 11-07-2012, 02:00 AM
Originally Posted by Puck Bond View Post

my second favorite Bond film
Old 11-07-2012, 02:51 AM
Your Sister's Sister - 8/10
Old 11-07-2012, 03:44 AM

Old 11-07-2012, 10:43 AM

9.5/10 my favorite Bond film of all time....but i wonder if that might change tomorrow
Old 11-07-2012, 01:25 PM
Silent Hill: Revelation - 6/10
Old 11-07-2012, 02:45 PM

8/10 now i'm all set for Skyfall tomorrow
Old 11-07-2012, 03:02 PM

Old 11-07-2012, 06:03 PM

The Man with the Iron Fists(2012)-6/10
Old 11-07-2012, 09:08 PM
The French Line with Jane Russell - This musical/love story just wasn't very good except for one number toward the end. Jane Russell is a wealthy heiress who goes on a trip incognito to find love. Her song and dance at the end is the only remarkable thing about the film as she show off her body as much as the Production Code allowed at the time. 4/10

The Uninvited (2009) - This horror's films only good performance came from Elizabeth Banks. Everyone else was mediocre and the twist wasn't all that surprising. 5/10

Snow Angels - Kate Beckinsale and Sam Rockwell were very good as the leads in this tale of life in a small town gone wrong. The two gunshots at the beginning of the film were supposed to be a mystery that is revealed through flashback but I figured out who the shooter and victim were fairly quickly. Even so this was a good drama with well developed characters. 8/10
Old 11-07-2012, 11:39 PM

Tomorrow Never Dies(1997)-6/10
Old 11-08-2012, 03:47 AM
Scream 4 - 3.5/5

Second best installment...every bit as entertaining as the first.

*First Post*
Old 11-08-2012, 03:51 AM

Really enjoyed this, glad Zemeckis is back to live action. 9/10
Old 11-08-2012, 09:52 AM
Blue Steel

Talk about a movie meant to be seen on Blu-Ray. Kathryn Bigelowís atmospheric cop thriller is soaked in a cold metallic sheen, but where most directors might falter and be unable to capitalize on their visual aesthetic, Bigelow infuses a lot of psychological depth through her camera alone, let alone the actors. The opening credits are a good example, where we move through closeup after closeup of a blue-steeled Magnum, being lovingly caressed almost by the cameraís lens, which is one of the coolest ways a director has put you right into the killerís fucked up head from word go. Well, until Fincher raised the bar in Se7enís opening credits, but you get the gist. Jamie Lee Curtis is sexy and tough as she was always meant to be, owning the role of the rookie cop turned stalker magnet, and what would she be without a perfect foil? Enter Ron Silver with his crazy eyes and natty beard as the Wall Street trader and moonlighting psychopath with a gun fetish who sets his obsessive sights on Curtis. Some might say he overacts, but I thought he nailed it. The odd touches of charm, the sporadic freakouts, the gleefully depraved looks, all of it I dug the most. The scenes with him and Curtis had so much tension and chemistry, I overlooked a lot of the filmís faults thatíll probably hit me later down the road.

-> 8/10
Old 11-08-2012, 02:22 PM
The Departed - Martin Scorsese proves time and time again that he is one of the elite directors in Hollywood. I've seen this film being hailed as overrated, and Scorsese himself being ridiculed for his work, deeming him overrated as well. Maybe it's "cool" to go against the grain, or maybe I'm just missing something. Being that my favorite film of all time is Goodfellas, and I've loved so much of Scorsese's films, I'm definitely a supporter--The Departed is no different. Sure the film may not be believable, and a little outrageous at times, but hey, that's Hollywood. The performances given by every single actor in this film is top notch, especially Jack Nicholson as Frank Costello. Dignam has to be one of, if not my favorite, characters Mark Wahlberg has ever played. I found his brutal honesty hilarious at times. This film is thrilling, dramatic, and heart wrenching. The first time I saw The Departed I was in total shock with the outcome of the movie.

Old 11-08-2012, 04:25 PM
The Sweeney - 2/10
Old 11-08-2012, 04:56 PM

Wreck-It Ralph(2012)-8/10
Old 11-08-2012, 06:58 PM
first time viewing

9.5/10 going again on Saturday taking the parents
Old 11-08-2012, 08:18 PM

Old 11-08-2012, 10:54 PM
Vengeance Valley with Burt Lancaster - A typical Western in which a ranch owners son tries to take what he think his rightfully his from his adopted brother. Lancaster is the only one who is more than mediocre and the story leaves a lot to be desired. 5/10

Wide Awake - A pretty awful thriller in which a medical student tries to uncover a conspiracy when a drug trial for anti-narcolepsy injections goes wrong. There was nothing really noteworthy about the film other than how ludicrous the story was. 2/10
Old 11-09-2012, 01:20 AM
Originally Posted by sarah1980 View Post
first time viewing

9.5/10 going again on Saturday taking the parents
Well? Better than CR? I see you gave them the same score.

The World Is Not Enough(1999)-7/10
Old 11-09-2012, 01:45 AM
Originally Posted by Puck Bond View Post
Well? Better than CR? I see you gave them the same score.
don't know yet lol
Old 11-09-2012, 05:10 AM
Pulse 2001 (6/10)

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Old 11-09-2012, 08:36 AM
Wreck-It Ralph - I thought this was a good movie for the most part. I wish there would have been more use of actual video game characters like I had originally thought there would be. Anyone going into this film expecting a nostalgic adventure might be disappointed. With that aside the film overall has a good plot with a good message. The animation is fantastic, and the world they have created is beautiful. John C. Reilly is great as Ralph, the hulking destroyer with a huge heart. I've always found Sarah Silverman to be a tad on the annoying side, and it was really hard to put that aside. But for what it's worth, she played the annoying little brat really well. Overall it's definitely worth watching, but I wouldn't say it's on par with Disney films like Toy Story, Monsters Inc, and Finding Nemo. I did however enjoy it more than movies like Cars, Ratatouille, and The Incredibles.

Old 11-09-2012, 12:20 PM
From the past week at AFI:

Post Tenebras Lux - 7/10
Paradise: Love - 4/10
Paradise: Faith - 7/10
Reality - 8/10
In the Fog - 6/10
Beyond the Hills - 8/10
Tabu - 7/10
Like Someone in Love - 8/10
The Angels' Share - 5/10
Antiviral - 5/10
Old 11-09-2012, 09:18 PM

Die Another Day(2002)-8/10
Old 11-09-2012, 09:55 PM
The Lion with William Holden - The film is basically a melodrama set on a gaming preserve in Africa. The best part of the film was the scenery even if some of the chases were obviously done with a green screen. I did like Holden and Capucine in their roles but Trevor Howard and the kid were both annoying. 6/10

The Tortured - What a piece of crap. Two parents of a murdered child decide to kidnap and torture the man responsible. There is really no artistic value to this - it's not clever or trying to say anything meaningful - but rather just an excuse to be violent. 2/10
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