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  #1001  
Old 08-09-2011, 11:44 PM
Flirting (1991)



Do you guys see what I see? Nicole Kidman actually has a face.

Still, it's no match for Thandie Newton's beautiful face.

Rewatched this gem again.

8/10
  #1002  
Old 08-09-2011, 11:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Matchbox225 View Post
Flirting (1991)



Do you guys see what I see? Nicole Kidman actually has a face.

Still, it's no match for Thandie Newton's beautiful face.

Rewatched this gem again.

8/10

Isn't Naomi Watts in that movie? I think she's more beautiful than both of them.
  #1003  
Old 08-10-2011, 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by ilovemovies View Post
Isn't Naomi Watts in that movie? I think she's more beautiful than both of them.
Yes, but she only has a few scenes where you really notice it's her.
  #1004  
Old 08-10-2011, 07:56 AM
Taken - First time viewing had so many chances to see this before heard so much good stuff about finally found the time, I enjoyed It but no masterpiece as some my friends have attributed to It. 7/10

Schindler''s list - Another first viewing I'm a self proclaimed movie buff so how I haven't seen this Is anybody's guess but I have now & I can see what all the fuss was about. This Is one of those movies that everyone has to admit Is great kinda like Shawshank redemption you won't find to many haters. 9/10
  #1005  
Old 08-10-2011, 10:58 AM
Barry Lyndon - 10/10

Empire Records - 7/10
  #1006  
Old 08-10-2011, 12:06 PM
Super 8 - 8.5/10
  #1007  
Old 08-10-2011, 01:00 PM

7/10
  #1008  
Old 08-10-2011, 05:04 PM
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (8/10)
I feel bad not giving this movie a 9/10. That was my initial grade but thinking about it overnight I decided to drop it to an 8/10. The only thing really letting the movie down is the mwa-ha-ha cartooniness of the villains. Tom Felton, putting on an unnecessary American accent, isn't one of the highlights of the movie, though he's not as annoying as David Oyelowo, who may as well twirl a moustache he's that one-dimensional. Freida Pinto wasn't really terrible, but she felt kind of redundant. She didn't bring anything to the plate. But other than that, this movie was friggin awesome. It really took the time to build a proper story and it didn't try to do too much for one movie. I actually hope there is a sequel to this as there is certainly a door left open for one. What I loved about the movie was that it was actually quite moving. I was seriously close to tears at a number of points throughout this film and that never happens It's just impossible not to fall in love with Caesar the ape and his story is truly tragic. You sympathise with the apes more than the human characters here, and the apes are also more full-blooded and interesting characters in general Though I guess that is kind of the point. Andy Serkis' work really shines through the stunning visual effects which won't fail to secure an Oscar nod (and hopefully a win) this year. This movie was a technical marvel. The action sequences that encompass the final forty minutes are heart-stopping and not a moment feels wasted. I wish the movie went on longer, and I'm looking forward to another Apes film now. This, for me, actually bettered the 1968 classic quite considerably. And it's a 9/10 in my heart
  #1009  
Old 08-10-2011, 06:30 PM
Rise of the Planet of the Apes



In a sea of comic book movies, finally we have an excellent franchise picture from the vaults of film history that isnít another remake. I love the guy, and all due respect, but motherFUCK a Tim Burton. Itís been a while since I saw Hestonís histrionics upon finding the Statue of Liberty, but I remember enough to know that rookie big-budget helmer Rupert Wyatt did that original film a major solid with this faithful prequel. It may have surprised some to discover this was largely a character-driven family drama for about two-thirds of its runtime, only letting the FX monkey out of the cage for the action-packed final act, ie. The Great EscApe, that serves as the perfect payoff to an established dramatic throughline that makes the apesí revolutionary carnage actually mean something. Itís what the best summer blockbusters have traditionally been about - a strong story with some crowd-pleasing action sequences to send everyone home happy. James Franco and Freida Pinto do an admirable job putting human faces on the nuclear family dynamic, but itís Andy Serkis returning to his mocap monkey suit one more time as the emotive and sympathetic Caesar that commands attention. Serkis creates a complete character with a fully fleshed transformation from childlike wonder and innocence to embittered leader of an armed ape revolt, and might just earn himself another Supporting Oscar nod for his work come next year. Hell, if Gollum can do itÖ

-> 8/10
  #1010  
Old 08-10-2011, 06:55 PM
I always thought Serkis deserved to be nominated, and win, for The Two Towers performance. Hopefully he's at least nominated for Rise of the Planet of the Apes this year. A truly moving performance. I just loved the movie too. I'm so tempted to raise my grade.
  #1011  
Old 08-10-2011, 08:27 PM


It was okay, it didn't live up to the hype though. This was more like a Troma movie and I do like exploitation films but I don't care Troma films for some reason, most of the time they kind seem like sensory over load or something. It just seemed like the filmmakers watched a few Troma films and didn't watch any other exploitation movies. There are better ways to make an exploitation film than way of Troma. Rutger Hauer was as badass as ever but the bad guys sucked, "The Drake" looked like he's explode in to dust if you punched him and the kid from the Patriot did not make a convincing bad guy either. The kills were awesome, over the top and graphic as all hell. It was a fun moive over all, I just prefer the other recent Grindhouse movies over the past few years much better.

6.5/10
  #1012  
Old 08-10-2011, 08:39 PM
Nothing But the Truth with Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard - Hope is a stockbroker who bets he can tell the truth for 24 hours. There's a bunch of typical Hope humor that follows. Goddard was pretty funny too and of course she looked gorgeous as well. 8/10

The Catered Affair with Bette Davis, Ernest Borgnine, and Debbie Reynolds - A young woman's impending marriage leads to expensive plans that soon spiral out of control for a middle class Bronx family. Davis was probably the best part as the mother who wants her daughter to have the wedding that Davis never had. Borgnine was pretty good as well as the exasperated husband. 7/10
  #1013  
Old 08-10-2011, 10:39 PM
30 Minutes Or Less - 7/10
  #1014  
Old 08-10-2011, 10:41 PM

Rise of the Planet of the Apes(2011)-8/10
  #1015  
Old 08-11-2011, 09:11 AM
Fight Club-8.5/10
  #1016  
Old 08-11-2011, 12:11 PM
Dead Silence - 5.5/10
  #1017  
Old 08-11-2011, 01:15 PM
super 8 7
  #1018  
Old 08-11-2011, 01:25 PM
The Greatest Story Ever Sold - 6/10
  #1019  
Old 08-11-2011, 04:21 PM
Hesher



6/10

Couples Retreat



8/10
  #1020  
Old 08-11-2011, 04:39 PM
Lexx (Complete) - 8/10
Fun and demented little series.
  #1021  
Old 08-11-2011, 10:38 PM
Bordertown with Paul Muni and Bette Davis - A former lawyer moves to Mexico and works for a seedy casino. The owner's wife has plans to take over the casino for herself. Davis is fantastic and her scene at the trial is perhaps the best part of the film. 6/10

20,000 Years in Sing Sing with Spencer Tracy and Bette Davis - The difficulties of prison life for an egomaniac inmate are chronicled. His life is made even worse when he is accused of a murder. An early film for both Tracy and Davis and they show signs of the stars they would become. Some of the plot points may have been a little silly but it's still a solid film. 7/10

DuBarry Was a Lady with Lucille Ball, Red Skelton, and Gene Kelly - This one got weird in the middle. Ball is a local nightclub singer and is the object of affection of the two men. After Skelton comes into some money he suffers a head injury and thinks he is King Louis XV and that he has been taken back in time. Some of the songs are a bit odd as well but there are some well done parts to this film. For one the costumes are fantastic. Skelton is also quite funny. 7/10
  #1022  
Old 08-11-2011, 11:11 PM
the bridge on the river kwai[1957]

5/5

one of the all time great epics.
  #1023  
Old 08-11-2011, 11:28 PM
Rise of the Planet of the Apes- 5/10

Utterly pointless. Too many corny attempts to draw connections to the original. And asking too much of us by the end to sympathize with the apes, who as we know are not going to stop at just attaining freedom.
  #1024  
Old 08-11-2011, 11:46 PM

The Change-Up(2011)-8/10
  #1025  
Old 08-12-2011, 03:03 AM
batman mask of the phantasm 9 rewatch
  #1026  
Old 08-12-2011, 10:06 AM
first time viewing on bluray just finished



8.5/10
  #1027  
Old 08-12-2011, 02:06 PM
first time viewing on bluray just finished



8/10

now the trilogy is finished

overall rating is 9/10
  #1028  
Old 08-12-2011, 02:16 PM
Cop Rock S01E01-S01E02 - 5/10
Interesting concept, cop drama musical but just isn't that interesting.

The Meat Grinder - 6/10
Decent Thai horror.
  #1029  
Old 08-12-2011, 04:03 PM
Take Shelther (10/10)

An atmospheric piece of cinema with a growing sense of impending doom throughout. The dream sequences are truly terrifying. Perfect directing, writing and acting. Best film of the decade so far.
  #1030  
Old 08-12-2011, 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Hucksta G View Post
Take Shelther (10/10)

An atmospheric piece of cinema with a growing sense of impending doom throughout. The dream sequences are truly terrifying. Perfect directing, writing and acting. Best film of the decade so far.
Great to hear. It looks fantastic and is one of my most anticipated films of the year.
  #1031  
Old 08-12-2011, 07:51 PM


A comedy film's runtime can be its secret weapon or kiss of death. If it is an extended film, the story and characters better be up to par in order to keep the viewers interested. However, if the film is short and concise, there's a chance to keep the laughs going hard throughout the short runtime. For director Ruben Fleischer's sophomore film 30 Minutes or Less, he moves the film at a brisk pace of 83 minutes, with some great comedic actors being bunched together for a zany heist film. However, while the film goes by quick and painless, it doesn't allow the actors to really go forward with their comedic chop, taking away the potential magic that this film could have definitely had.

The film follows Nick (Jessie Eisenberg), a guy at a dead-end job as a pizza deliverer. While he is getting frustrated with how his friends are going on to bigger and better things, things soon get worse for him as he is kidnapped by two men in gorilla masks. These two men, Dwayne (Danny McBride) and Travis (Nick Swardson), want to knock off Dwayne's father (Fred Ward) so Dwayne can inherit his father's lottery money. In order to do this, they strap Nick with a bomb and order him to get a hundred thousand dollars so they can hire a hit man (Michael Pena) to kill Dwayne's father. So, Nick enlists the help of his best friend Chet (Aziz Ansari) to rob a bank before Nick's bomb blows up in 10 hours, leading to a result that goes far from the plan.

Yeah, there are loads of characters and story to go around, but the positive parts about this film is how Ruben Fleischer handles all these characters in a concise manner. Nobody feels short changed, and everyone is able to play a part in the film's proceedings. Unfortunately, the things that these actors do aren't particularly noteworthy, considering the comedic talent. All the actors have a great introduction in their given scenes, and it seems the film will just jump off from these scenes. However, despite some entertaining action and a few chuckles, the film never rises to the occasion. It's a shame too, as the film has a plot that is chocked full of potential that seems to get off the chair, but only to slump back down every now and again.

This is not a horrible movie, just simply a movie that would probably be suited on a Netflix queue or Redbox rental. It had all the ingredients for a quick, solid night at the movies, but simply settles for the ďwhateverĒ aura that this summer movie season has been. If you readers are interested in seeing it, it certainly wonít be the end of the world, and perhaps the movieís comedy and runtime will tickle your own unique funny bone.

6.5/10
  #1032  
Old 08-12-2011, 08:01 PM
The Storm Riders 2 - 9/10
Cleopatra ('70) - 6/10
  #1033  
Old 08-12-2011, 08:11 PM
Barneyís Version



This is a love story for the pathetic schmucks of the world who look for it in all the wrong places, and Paul Giamatti as the dumpy leading man carries this wonderful Canadian dramedy on his slouched shoulders, reminding me of his best lead roles in Sideways and American Splendor. Barneyís a smarmy prick, a childish romantic, and an insecure bastard. But heís lovable, funny and charming at the same time, and Giamatti manages to always inhabit that comfortable medium between the two sides of this sometimes outlandish character to great effect. Itís a niche he does better than most, after all, and itís almost enough to even overshadow a terrific supporting performance from Dustin Hoffman as his quirky horndog dad. And thatís all before you get into his being suspected of coldblooded murder, and you get a very entertaining character study and quasi-murder mystery.

-> 8/10
  #1034  
Old 08-12-2011, 09:28 PM
Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino, 2009) A+
This is definitely one of the best films of recent years and one of the best I've seen of Tarantino's. The writing is fantastic and the acting is solid, except for Christoph Waltz who is beyond excellent and completely deserving of his Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. I really love the way Tarantino tells a story, where he actually tells multiple stories that overlap, and, in this case, converge at the end. The music is great and always works well with the scene and the comedy is subtle and dark. The movie is funny, intense, and unpredictable, and I really just adore it.
  #1035  
Old 08-12-2011, 09:39 PM
Humoresque with John Garfield and Joan Crawford - The story of a young musician and his choice between his career and love for his older female patron. Crawford gives a very good performance and Garfield is solid as well. It's not the most original story but the performances rise above the mundane script. 6/10

Two For the Seesaw with Robert Mitchum and Shirley MacLaine - The story of a recently divorced lawyer and an eccentric dancer falling in love. The story is pretty intense and the dialogue is great. I really believed the characters were in love and a stormy relationship. The two must deal with his inability to completely separate from his ex and her infidelities. The ending is a very emotional one as well. 9/10
  #1036  
Old 08-12-2011, 10:30 PM
Take Shelter (8/10)
It didn't disappoint, but I didn't fall completely in love with it like I was expecting to. There's not a lot to fault, I just didn't love it. Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain's performances are seriously incredible and I'd be surprised if they weren't both serious awards contenders for this film. Chastain is really on a roll this year with The Tree of Life and now this film. She's a great dramatic actress. The film also features beautiful cinematography throughout, and some striking storm shots. The first half is quite slow but when the pieces start to fall into place the pace picks up considerably.

Spoiler:
Hucksta, what did you think of the ending? To me, his dreams were a representation of his state of mind about being schizophrenic like his mother. The movie mainly dealt with his fear that he has inherited the mental illness and is going crazy. He eventually overcomes his paranoia (comes "out of the storm shelter"), and if the dream sequence is just a way of showing that his fears about schizophrenia won't simply go away, it works. However, taken literally, for me it wasn't a satisfying ending to the movie. I would've preferred it to end when Shannon steps out into the sun from the shelter.
  #1037  
Old 08-13-2011, 01:00 AM
All Good Things - 5/10
  #1038  
Old 08-13-2011, 01:27 AM
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Originally Posted by urbanlegend23 View Post
Take Shelther (8/10)
It didn't disappoint, but I didn't fall completely in love with it like I was expecting to. There's not a lot to fault, I just didn't love it. Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain's performances are seriously incredible and I'd be surprised if they weren't both serious awards contenders for this film. Chastain is really on a roll this year with The Tree of Life and now this film. She's a great dramatic actress. The film also features beautiful cinematography throughout, and some striking storm shots. The first half is quite slow but when the pieces start to fall into place the pace picks up considerably.

Spoiler:
Hucksta, what did you think of the ending? To me, his dreams were a representation of his state of mind about being schizophrenic like his mother. The movie mainly dealt with his fear that he has inherited the mental illness and is going crazy. He eventually overcomes his paranoia (comes "out of the storm shelter"), and if the dream sequence is just a way of showing that his fears about schizophrenia won't simply go away, it works. However, taken literally, for me it wasn't a satisfying ending to the movie. I would've preferred it to end when Shannon steps out into the sun from the shelter.
My girlfriend found it quite slow too but I didn't feel like it was.

PLEASE DON'T READ THE SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN IT
Spoiler:
I was thinking about that when I was trying to sleep (I haven't been able to stop thinking about the film.) I was thinking that would have been a better ending but....what happens at the end just reenforces the point you make, the way he handles it shows he is facing his fear for real. I also was kind of rooting for him to be right so I was kinda happy that it actually happened. But yeah Im sure the ending will divide people's opinions.
  #1039  
Old 08-13-2011, 02:03 AM
Batman Begins (BluRay) - 9/10
  #1040  
Old 08-13-2011, 03:14 AM
Do the Right Thing (9/10)
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