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  #2321  
Old 11-21-2011, 11:38 PM
first time viewing just finished



8.5/10
  #2322  
Old 11-21-2011, 11:39 PM

Jack and Jill(2011)-1/10
  #2323  
Old 11-21-2011, 11:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Matchbox225 View Post
I completely agree with your review. The movie really surprised me.
It surprised me too. I watched it because Poitier was in it so I thought it would be good but not nearly as great as it turned out to be. It's already one of my favorite Poitier movies.
  #2324  
Old 11-22-2011, 01:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Puck Bond View Post

Jack and Jill(2011)-1/10
Haha I think that's the lowest rating I've ever seen you give.
  #2325  
Old 11-22-2011, 01:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Hucksta G View Post
Haha I think that's the lowest rating I've ever seen you give.
lol I walked out....just couldn't take it anymore! 1/10 is being generous!


Inside Man(2006)-7/10
  #2326  
Old 11-22-2011, 03:56 AM
Crazy, Stupid, Love.



7/10
  #2327  
Old 11-22-2011, 11:37 AM

Miami Vice(2006)-7/10
  #2328  
Old 11-22-2011, 12:13 PM
Dollar for the Dead (1998)

Obvious homage to the spaghetti western and of course Mr Leone's work with Mr Eastwood but this made for TV film is really quite absurd and daft.

Using Estevez for his 'Young Guns' fame was a neat move as he looks good as someone you wouldn't think of as a butch heroic sharp shooter but that's where it ends. For some reason Quintano decided to go over the top with his shooting scenes and blend the classic gunman approach with slow motion and ridiculous stunts much in the vein as John Woo.

What you get is a reasonable western at times with sequences of hilariously bad and impossibly stupid stunts which show Estevez's character to be an invincible flying ninja who has eyes in his arse as he doesn't even have to look where he shooting.

Its all a bit hokey, looks cheap and has Howie Long as a bad guy, nuff said.
  #2329  
Old 11-22-2011, 12:21 PM
Immortals - 10/10
Loved this, well acted, great score and gorgeous visuals.
  #2330  
Old 11-22-2011, 12:46 PM
Good luck chuck 7/10
  #2331  
Old 11-22-2011, 01:14 PM
Take Shelter - 8.5/10
  #2332  
Old 11-22-2011, 01:20 PM
Return of the Living Dead
Saw it years ago on tv, didn't remember it, than after reading Shock Value, it makes a big case for Dan O' Bannon, I had to see it again for the first time and loved it.
  #2333  
Old 11-22-2011, 05:52 PM
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO PART 2 (2009) - 8/10

THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE PART 1&2 - 7/10

Still good shit, but the first movie was more tightly woven and a little less "cinematic" in its approach to the mystery. That's alright, though; it was still great.
  #2334  
Old 11-22-2011, 10:21 PM
Gunga Din - I couldn't really get into this. Cary Grant was funny at times but overall I found the film to be pretty dull. 5/10

House of 9 - Nine strangers trapped in a house by a psychopath and they must kill each other until the lone survivor is allowed to leave with $5 million. It sounds pretty stupid but it was actually a decent film. There were a couple of small twists that I appreciated as well - the winner was someone I didn't expect and the fate of that person at the very end was a welcome surprise as well. 7/10
  #2335  
Old 11-22-2011, 11:41 PM

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 1(2011)-6/10
  #2336  
Old 11-22-2011, 11:58 PM
The Four Feathers (1939)

Definitely one of the most beautiful films I've ever seen with some great battle scenes. It was also nice to see a war film where you don't have the soldier and the asshole captain clashing with each other like you usually see in films like these.

8/10
  #2337  
Old 11-23-2011, 02:06 AM

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby(2006)-7/10
  #2338  
Old 11-23-2011, 05:38 AM
J. Edgar - ** 1/2

A massive letdown. Great production values, decent acting, but the movie is shockingly dull and terribly one note. There is no fire or passion. It was boring.


Other recent movies I saw:

Tower Heist - ***
In Time - ***
Trespass - ** 1/2


Trespass wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. Oh, it's certainly not great. The ending sucks. But even though the bad guys aren't exactly the sharpest tools in the shed, even though Cam Gigandet's character is one of the most delusional bad guys you'll ever see in a movie and his story is incredibly silly, up until the last 10 minutes, when it falls a part, it's a reasonably well crafted thriller.



Re-watches:

Green Lantern - ***
Hard Target - ***
The Peacemaker - ***
Limitless - ***
  #2339  
Old 11-23-2011, 10:56 AM


50/50 - 8/10
  #2340  
Old 11-23-2011, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Puck Bond View Post

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby(2006)-7/10
By any chance are you going through every major film released in 2006? Or rewatching those you've already seen?

I'd love to get through as many films as you do, Puck. I seem to only be able to make the time to see a movie or two a week
  #2341  
Old 11-23-2011, 03:01 PM
Cowboys & Aliens - 7/10 - I had a blast with this.
  #2342  
Old 11-23-2011, 09:55 PM
The Big Sleep



Been putting it off for a while because I wanted to read the book first, but since I canít find a copy for the life of me, I went for it. Even if itís missing some of the overt noir style of its contemporaries like The Third Man or Double Indemnity, the story is still vintage Chandler with its complex web of twists and turns that ended up confusing even its author, and Bogie and Bacall still burn up the screen with vintage sex appeal and pithy wit. And on those two qualities alone, the film earns the moniker of one of the greatest, essential-viewing film noirs ever to grace Hollywood. Is Bogieís Phillip Marlowe better here than his Sam Spade in Maltese Falcon? Everybody will have their preference, I guess, depending whether youíre a Chandler or Hammett loyalist, but it makes little difference Ė he commands the screen and everyone around him, and one of the notable things is how modern the movie feels in terms of atmosphere. The double entendres alone would make James Bond jealous.

-> 9/10
  #2343  
Old 11-23-2011, 10:53 PM
Catch Me If You Can (Steven Spielberg, 2002) 3 out of 4 stars
This was actually pretty good. Leonardo DiCaprio and Christopher Walken were great in it, and it was interesting to see a bunch of big actresses before their prime playing small roles, such as Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Garner, and Amy Adams. I also liked the little part played by Martin Sheen. The only bad performance was by Tom Hanks, and it honestly baffles me how anyone likes him as an actor. He's either over-the-top like in this and Forrest Gump (he's never the character he's playing, he's simply Tom Hanks with an accent), or he's just plain boring like in Big and The Da Vinci Code. Overall, though, it's a smart film and one of Spielberg's more underrated gems, considering he's known mainly for big-budget films like Jaws and Raiders of the Lost Ark.
  #2344  
Old 11-23-2011, 11:39 PM
Defendor



Defendor: Pretty good movie, it was a lot better than I expected.
  #2345  
Old 11-23-2011, 11:53 PM
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Originally Posted by urbanlegend23 View Post
By any chance are you going through every major film released in 2006? Or rewatching those you've already seen?

I'd love to get through as many films as you do, Puck. I seem to only be able to make the time to see a movie or two a week
I'm just watching every film I own from 2006 from least favorite to favorite...part of my annual end of the year movie marathon where I re-watch all the films I own from 5 years ago, plus other stuff.


Tenacious D in: "The Pick of Destiny"(2006)-7/10
  #2346  
Old 11-24-2011, 12:04 AM
Conan the Barbarian(2011)-7/10
  #2347  
Old 11-24-2011, 12:19 AM

Happy Feet Two(2011)-5/10
  #2348  
Old 11-24-2011, 02:18 AM

Marie Antoinette(2006)-7/10
  #2349  
Old 11-24-2011, 02:48 AM
Melancholia (7/10)
Hana-Bi (9/10)

Last edited by Hucksta G; 11-24-2011 at 04:15 AM..
  #2350  
Old 11-24-2011, 08:44 AM
Thor

I went into it with little to no expectations, i didnt even know about Thor's existance untill the film was first announced but the film proved to be truly mediocre. Everything in the film is really avarage at best and i mean absolutely everything.

Special effects - while some of the visions of the other realms were lovely to look at aesthetically, the effects in general just were a bit bland and obvious.

Casting - Hopkins was cool as usual, just so very out of place. Russo looked like she was on valium or something. Portman was good enough but didnt have much screentime or any real importance in the grand scheme of things, her character felt like it was written in forcefully. Lead dude ( yeah! cant remember the name and too lazy to look it up. ), uhmm.... good body, shame im straight and taken. Villain dude, geeky, not very menacing, not much else to say.

Wardrobe - This one gets a special mentioning... WHAT... THE... FUCK!? Utterly unimaginative and childish looking, cringeworthy plastic costumes.

In the end i just felt that all the film managed was to hurt the comic book genre, a genre wich to be honest is starting to get a bit tired, largely thanks to tedious shit like this.

What was Kenneth Branagh doing directing this anyway ? Was he meant to bring some other dimension into the film because if so, i totally missed it!

Score: 17,5/35

Last edited by Repo Man; 11-24-2011 at 08:46 AM..
  #2351  
Old 11-24-2011, 08:51 AM

7/10
  #2352  
Old 11-24-2011, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Puck Bond View Post

Jack and Jill(2011)-1/10
My pick for worst movie of the year for the upcoming Joblo Schmoes Awards.
  #2353  
Old 11-24-2011, 11:29 AM
Posse (1993)

Interesting idea to focus on the forgotten black cowboys of the west but unfortunately Peebles doesn't do the age any credit with this bad mess.

The problem here is Peebles has gone down the silly shoot em up route where maybe a more sensible approach could of worked wonders, the other problem is the film is pretty close to B-movie territory with a very average cast and poor looking action sequences.

Its a cliched western of course as you would expect but it all looks slightly cheap with bad editing. Other things spoil its potential such as certain moments where characters use the swear word 'mother...' which I doubt is accurate for the time methinks. Also the way Peebles has clearly tried to make himself look as super cool as possible with a costume that looks like its from a graphic novel of a dark brooding superhero type that's destined for a toyline.

Basically Peebles has gone for the cool slick 'Young Guns' approach here but failed, a more realistic film could have been a winner as the subject hasn't been touched much in Hollywood, nail in the coffin for me was the quite hideously out of place rap track over the end credits, errr no.
  #2354  
Old 11-24-2011, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by MidnightAngel View Post
My pick for worst movie of the year for the upcoming Joblo Schmoes Awards.
Mine too!


Cars(2006)-8/10
  #2355  
Old 11-24-2011, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by MidnightAngel View Post


My pick for worst movie of the year for the upcoming Joblo Schmoes Awards.
It'll almost certainly sweep the Razzies too. It looks unbelievably bad.
  #2356  
Old 11-24-2011, 04:45 PM
The Dead Zone



6/10

Ordinary People



Oh yeah, this is definitely one of the best films I've seen in the last couple of weeks.

10/10

Last edited by Digifruitella; 11-24-2011 at 04:47 PM..
  #2357  
Old 11-24-2011, 05:28 PM
Hall Pass - 7/10
  #2358  
Old 11-24-2011, 05:51 PM
Horrible bosses 7/10
In time 7/10
Big fish 8/10
  #2359  
Old 11-24-2011, 07:12 PM
Super 8-9/10
  #2360  
Old 11-24-2011, 07:30 PM
Naked Lunch



Goddamn, maybe I should've smoked a J or something before I watched this.

5/10
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