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  #2201  
Old 11-14-2011, 06:31 AM


TUCKER & DALE vs. EVIL - 7/10

A great little horror comedy that takes the typical "southern hick psycho" convention and flips it on its head.
I've liked Tyler Labine since I watched REAPER, and so it's nice to see him getting other jobs such as this and that one APES movie.
Labine and Tudyk are great together, and they fit well into the guise of this un-serious tongue-in-cheek horror outing.
I recommend this to fans of slashers. And comedies.


RE-EDIT: Pic of some chick that looks like the dragoon tatto0 girl; especially when lying sideways and about to fall asleep. Does this help clarify things?

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO - 8/10

If Fincher is making this trilogy into one movie, I can see this encompassing the first 40 minutes of his two hour forty minute opus. Thing is, I have ZERO complaints with the pacing of part one, and am mystified as to what he would have to offer that this movie/series hasn't already done right. I sure hope to God it won't be a remake that essentially is the same goddamned movie.
- Then again, I could make this same complaint with LET ME IN when I actually found it better than the original, so we'll see. On the other hand, I enjoyed MILLENIUM: PART ONE more than the good-but-not-outstanding LET THE RIGHT ONE IN. To the point where I don't want a retread cut-down or imitated copy for American audiences. Even if Fincher is doing it.

My most major complaint: the opening credit sequence. It looks cool, but I'm pissed that it gives away key moments to future events in the story. Really really upset about that, actually.
I am looking forward to finishing this trilogy. I enjoyed every minute of it.


I would write longer comments on these two good movies, but I really need to go to bed.

Last edited by KcMsterpce; 11-14-2011 at 04:08 PM..
  #2202  
Old 11-14-2011, 08:05 AM
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Originally Posted by KcMsterpce View Post




THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO - 8/10

If Fincher is making this trilogy into one movie, I can see this encompassing the first 40 minutes of his two hour forty minute opus. Thing is, I have ZERO complaints with the pacing of part one, and am mystified as to what he would have to offer that this movie/series hasn't already done right. I sure hope to God it won't be a remake that essentially is the same goddamned movie.
- Then again, I could make this same complaint with LET ME IN when I actually found it better than the original, so we'll see. On the other hand, I enjoyed MILLENIUM: PART ONE more than the good-but-not-outstanding LET THE RIGHT ONE IN. To the point where I don't want a retread cut-down or imitated copy for American audiences. Even if Fincher is doing it.

My most major complaint: the opening credit sequence. It looks cool, but I'm pissed that it gives away key moments to future events in the story. Really really upset about that, actually.
I am looking forward to finishing this trilogy. I enjoyed every minute of it.


I would write longer comments on these two good movies, but I really need to go to bed.
how did you get to see this early??

i'm watching a massive childhood favorite



9/10
  #2203  
Old 11-14-2011, 08:40 AM
Puss in Boots

Very funny at times ,particularly when Puss in Boots meets Kitty Softpaws for the first time.The villains were ok but could have been better,and the ending is a bit drawn out ,but i still liked it. I give it an 8/10 my son gives it a 10/10
  #2204  
Old 11-14-2011, 08:53 AM
Crying Freeman (1995)

Probably Mark Dacascos finest hour in this highly stylised adaptation of a classic manga character and graphic novel. This is where I first saw and heard of Dacascos and I really dug the guys talents, he was lean, athletic and he could do both Karate and Kung Fu styles, its just a shame that since this excellent film he went very much down hill with low budget action films.

As for this adaptation its really very good considering its one of the first major comicbook films along side 'The Crow' which went for a serious adult approach just like the original source. To clear things up this is not a balls out action fest with killing and guns galore, its quite a thought provoking slow builder which does have some fantastic sequences but not chock full.

Allot is based around both the Japanese and Chinese underworld which for anyone interested in the East and its customs,*such as myself, is always a pleasure, plus it always seem to look really good on film too hehe. There is some gun porn here of course alongside some samurai sword fighting, martial arts, neat explosions with a few stunts and the now over used slow motion death sequences but it all looks very lush and sharp.

Odd mix of folk for casting it must be said, due to some changes from the source material a few characters are now Western instead of Eastern and being directed/produced by both French and Canadian sources you have a real worldly blend going on, sort of.

I myself had long forgotten about this film and I'm glad I checked it out again as its well worth your time if you enjoy martial arts of course. The film was never released in the US at first, unsure if its available now, so maybe many have missed this cracking assassin flick?
  #2205  
Old 11-14-2011, 10:31 AM
Our Idiot Brother - 7/10
13 - 7/10
Killer Elite - 7/10
Immortals - 6/10
Conan The Barbarian (2011) - 4/10
  #2206  
Old 11-14-2011, 12:01 PM
Trick r Treat - 6.5/10
  #2207  
Old 11-14-2011, 12:30 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by KcMsterpce View Post



THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO - 8/10

If Fincher is making this trilogy into one movie, I can see this encompassing the first 40 minutes of his two hour forty minute opus. Thing is, I have ZERO complaints with the pacing of part one, and am mystified as to what he would have to offer that this movie/series hasn't already done right. I sure hope to God it won't be a remake that essentially is the same goddamned movie.
- Then again, I could make this same complaint with LET ME IN when I actually found it better than the original, so we'll see. On the other hand, I enjoyed MILLENIUM: PART ONE more than the good-but-not-outstanding LET THE RIGHT ONE IN. To the point where I don't want a retread cut-down or imitated copy for American audiences. Even if Fincher is doing it.

My most major complaint: the opening credit sequence. It looks cool, but I'm pissed that it gives away key moments to future events in the story. Really really upset about that, actually.
I am looking forward to finishing this trilogy. I enjoyed every minute of it.


I would write longer comments on these two good movies, but I really need to go to bed.
Is it better than the original swedish version?


6/10

It would be better if Jonah Hill and Michael Cera were the main characters. Decent stoner movie but if you want to see the best stoner movies ever made check the Cheech and Chong movies.
  #2208  
Old 11-14-2011, 12:34 PM
It's Complicated (7/10)
An entertaining romantic comedy with lots of laugh-out-loud moments. The cast were very good, though it would've been nice to see even more of Steve Martin - he's just not around enough these days. When him and Streep smoke a dooby at a party its the film's comedic highlight Only the Sex and the City-esque scenes with Streep and her posse of friends discussing her sexual escapades let the film down, as well as the overly sentimental tone in the scenes with Streep and her children. Thankfully those are only a handful of moments in an otherwise highly enjoyable film.
  #2209  
Old 11-14-2011, 01:15 PM
Re: Questions Concerning KcMsterpce's Dragon Tattoo Review

Read the review guys. Kc just clearly doesn't know the difference between black and bleached eyebrows.
  #2210  
Old 11-14-2011, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Bourne101 View Post
Re: Questions Concerning KcMsterpce's Dragon Tattoo Review

Read the review guys. Kc just clearly doesn't know the difference between black and bleached eyebrows.
Yes, I guess no one actually READ WHAT I WROTE. Especially the last line in the entire comment. I was in a rush to go to bed, and was typing, copying and pasting a pic on a quick google search while laying down sideways on my couch.

Plus, she's white. They all look the same to me.
  #2211  
Old 11-14-2011, 04:51 PM
I read what you wrote KC I was going to point that out but Bourne had beat me to it
  #2212  
Old 11-14-2011, 05:04 PM
The Thinner



6/10

Color of Night



5/10
  #2213  
Old 11-14-2011, 08:10 PM
The Solid Gold Cadillac with Judy Holliday - A small shareholder in a company causes all sorts of problems for the bosses. Holliday is really funny in this and the people in charge were appropriately devious and despicable. 7/10

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2 - I wasn't as impressed as many people seem to be. Many of the characters were underutilized but I guess they had to keep the film under a certain length. The movie just didn't have nearly the same impact as the book for me. 5/10
  #2214  
Old 11-14-2011, 08:19 PM


8/10
  #2215  
Old 11-14-2011, 08:41 PM

John Tucker Must Die(2006)-7/10
  #2216  
Old 11-14-2011, 09:36 PM


9/10

Last edited by sarah1980; 11-14-2011 at 10:54 PM..
  #2217  
Old 11-15-2011, 01:12 AM

Accepted(2006)-7/10
  #2218  
Old 11-15-2011, 01:46 AM
J. Edgar - 6/10
  #2219  
Old 11-15-2011, 02:40 AM
Hangove 1 and 2.....1 was obviously better but its nice to watch em back to back....fels like single story with two different scenerio......



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  #2220  
Old 11-15-2011, 03:26 AM

Click(2006)-7/10
  #2221  
Old 11-15-2011, 06:04 AM
Defendor - 7/10
Dog pound - 8/10
The last king of Scotland - 8/10
Intolerable cruelty 6/10
  #2222  
Old 11-15-2011, 08:39 AM


8.5/10
  #2223  
Old 11-15-2011, 12:02 PM

6/10

Marisa Tomei looks hot in this film. seriously.


7/10

Didn't found this film to be a horror film but trying to look like a modern grindhouse style movie.


8/10

First Troll Hunter and now this. Here's the next film to watch these holidays.

Last edited by MidnightAngel; 11-15-2011 at 12:04 PM..
  #2224  
Old 11-15-2011, 12:10 PM
the changeling[2008]

3.5/5

a decent drama with good acting
  #2225  
Old 11-15-2011, 02:31 PM
Restless. Gus Van Sant disappointed me with this one...
  #2226  
Old 11-15-2011, 07:18 PM


Wuthering Heights (2011)

Andrea Arnold's 4:3 handheld period drama looks great. The childhood section is better than the bits with Kaya Scodelario being over wrought, which bring it down slightly, but it's worth seeing.

8/10
  #2227  
Old 11-15-2011, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by JCR View Post
Andrea Arnold's 4:3 handheld period drama looks great. The childhood section is better than the bits with Kaya Scodelario being over wrought, which bring it down slightly, but it's worth seeing.

8/10
I thought the first half was very good, but the second half really drags it down. I think in the end the problem is that Arnold is bringing a chilly approach to a rather melodramatic source material. She's done better work.
  #2228  
Old 11-15-2011, 08:00 PM
Valhalla Rising



A frustrating but fascinating film that may or may not be more rewarding in the fullness of time. Kinda like Tree Of Life, now that I think about it. My mind is probably just too small to appreciate it just yet, but for now I can appreciate Refn’s penchant for allegory and wonky prophetic visuals in a story whose lifeblood seemed to be tapped from the same heart of darkness that Bergman used to fuel The Seventh Seal. Mads Mikkelson is One-Eye, a totally mute, totally badass Viking warrior of much ill-repute from many a Norse chieftain who’s had the displeasure of caging him and forcing him to compete in medieval bloodsport only to have their best warriors fall in brutal fashion. One-Eye doesn’t weep blood, but he’s another great Mikkelson character that’s vaguely unsettling even as you can’t help but be drawn in by his presence, a man who apparently symbolizes the nature of men at their purest amoral level – vicious and territorial when threatened, resolute and sometimes heroic in the interest of their fellow man when applicable, in this case personified by One-Eye’s only friend, a slave boy who ends up being his mouthpiece. I still don’t know if I actually liked the movie so much as just respect its audacity, but ultimately it got under my skin, so I’d say mission accomplished.

-> 7/10
  #2229  
Old 11-15-2011, 08:14 PM
Gnomeo and Juliet (Kelly Asbury, 2011) 1˝ out of 4 stars
Take the concept of Toy Story, apply it to a story that's been done to death (referencing that it's been done to death doesn't excuse it), throw in jokes and gags we've all seen before, and you've got Gnomeo and Juliet. It's harmless entertainment for kids, but it's so generic, boring, and unfunny that it's hard for anyone other than a small child to enjoy. On the plus side, the music is awesome (it's all Elton John) and the voice acting is good, with a cast featuring James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine, and Maggie Smith, some smaller parts voiced by Stephen Merchant and Patrick Stewart, and some very odd voice actors: Jason Statham, Ozzy Osbourne, Dolly Parton, and even Hulk Hogan.
  #2230  
Old 11-15-2011, 09:20 PM


8/10
  #2231  
Old 11-15-2011, 10:08 PM
The Americanization of Emily with James Garner and Julie Andrews - An excellent film about a career desk jockey in the Navy who is forced to join the landing at Normandy in order to film the sailors and gain more appropriations for the Navy. The love story is actually pretty good as well as Garner and Andrews have very good chemistry. The film manages to be both humorous at times and depicting the absurdity of war. 9/10

What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? - This takes a much more humorous and farcical look at war. An American invading force and the Italian defenders decide to stage a fight so the scouting planes don't suspect that what they are actually doing is having a festival before the Italians agree to surrender. Of course there are many complications - the biggest one being the impending Nazi invasion. 7/10

One Romantic Night with Lillian Gish - I guess they were still trying to figure out how talkies work when they made this - most of the actors are just shouting their lines rather than acting. If it wasn't for Gish this would have no redeeming value whatsoever. 3/10
  #2232  
Old 11-15-2011, 11:42 PM

J. Edgar(2011)-8/10
  #2233  
Old 11-16-2011, 01:00 AM
Killer Elite

'This is the best special forces unit in the world, they make the Navy Seals look like a bunch of cupcakes'

Possibly the best line of the film or any film for some time . Based on a controversial novel by Sir Ranulph Fiennes called 'The Feather Men' this is a ripping story based on assassins and major undercover ops within the British Empire surrounding our Special Air Service unit.

What makes this so intriguing is the fact its supposed to based on or around fact and the author Fiennes was actually one SAS serviceman almost killed, wether this is all accurate or exaggerated is questionable but makes for a great film. Of course the Ministry of Defence denies all actions undertaken within the book, naturally, but the events all surrounding the control of oil in the Oman area is highly possible and the British Empire are highly skilled at coverups and keeping things hush hush, what is surprising is the use of SAS servicemen for the fall seeing as they are the best of the best are most definitely not disposable.

As for this film I can't quite understand why it has received such negative reviews, it has excellent action, stealth, espionage of sorts and has the 80's recreated very well. The title doesn't help of course, to read it you would think its some kind of blistering nonstop explosion filled gun fest much like 'The Expendables', with the casting of Statham I can also understand the confusion with this notion as he is not exactly a subtle actor for a sensible film. The fact is there is really a very very good espionage thriller underneath but has been badly miscast with Statham, probably to give the film a much bigger impact and attract more of an audience with an action man feel, thus giving the film a completely upside down outlook and messing up a possibly intelligent film.

Everyone else in the film is cast well and makes for a sensible exciting thrilling ride but Statham brings a kind of dumb invincible superhero theme to it which takes it believeability away sadly. Think 'The Bourne Identity' but with Statham as the lead but also add in a hint of 'Ronin' (a better film I might add).

Its still a fun film with great set pieces, hard to believe its all fact I must admit, I haven't read the novel so I can't compare but its hard to think a few mercs could take down experienced SAS servicemen. I wonder if Fiennes likes this Statham vehicle adaptation, decent enough but a missed chance for a real classic.
  #2234  
Old 11-16-2011, 01:01 AM

The Break-Up(2006)-6/10
  #2235  
Old 11-16-2011, 03:01 AM

Eragon(2006)-7/10
  #2236  
Old 11-16-2011, 09:22 AM
Your Highness - 8/10
Life Is Beautiful - 9/10
The fighter - 7/10
  #2237  
Old 11-16-2011, 09:38 AM


5/10



3/10



7/10



9/10
  #2238  
Old 11-16-2011, 08:46 PM


8.5/10
  #2239  
Old 11-16-2011, 08:47 PM
Angels Over Broadway with Douglas Fairbanks Jr and Rita Hayworth - This films depicts some of the seedier parts of nightlife in clubs with hustlers and showgirls. Some of them try to take advantage of an embezzler who is desperate to recoup the stole he lost. This is a really good story with excellent dialogue. Hayworth looked amazing of course and did a pretty good job in this film. I'm not always a fan of her acting but sometimes she pulls off a damn good performance. 8/10

The Bank Dick with W.C. Fields - A drunken lout accidentally foils a bank robbery and is rewarded with a job. Fields uses the same schtick as always but he is just so damn funny in this. There are a lot of good lines and some sight gags as well. Deifinitely worth a watch. 9/10
  #2240  
Old 11-16-2011, 09:13 PM
Apt Pupil



One of those thrillers that operates on an uneven keel. Ian McKellen’s chilling performance as the Nazi war criminal next door practically induces a patina of frost on the screen every second he occupies it, but then Brad Renfro can’t keep up. Not really his fault, he just stumbles through his simple inadequacy like a welterweight who stupidly gets in the ring with the heavyweight champ. He does an admirable job for what the role requires, but McKellen goes above and beyond and exposes his younger co-star’s weaknesses. The other affliction is the usual in a thriller of this kind, where the script insists on making Renfro pull some boneheaded moves for the sake of contrived suspense. But whatever, right? You can forgive it that cliche. Or at least I can. Culled from a King story I didn’t realize was a King story for the longest time, it explores the notion of how people can be seduced by the macabre in spite of their better judgment, and it’s interesting subject matter. Singer directs with ample style to spare and keeps it moving at a reasonable clip, making a largely two-person stageplay visually interesting.

-> 6/10
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