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I saw a really awesome movie last night (on DVD). Peaceful Warrior  It stars Scott Mechlowicz, Nick Nolte, & Amy Smart. It's based on a true story by Dan Millman. It's a great Drama/Sport/Spiritual movie.  I give it 5 robot heads:7902::7902::7902::7902::7902:

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My expectations were high. Almost unreasonably so. Fortunately, the film was just as good as I had hoped, if not even better. "Last Hurrah" was one of those movies I had fallen in love with before I saw them (John Woo AND Wei Pai and a lot of swordplay and of homosocial bonding - the reasons are really quite obvious). It's great not to be disappointed.:cool: 

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OMG you do NOT have that on DVD. I bought that from Tai Seng about 5 years ago when they finally remastered it from the Japanese print and it's undoubtedly John Woo's finest swordplay flick ever. Hey did you ever notice that Woo really doesn't like female characters? He always portrays them as traitorous or weak in some way and is WAY more into the male-bonding issues between the protagonists. If you like that one, make sure you get 'Duel to the Death' as well. Chinese and Japanese sword masters square off in a magnificent duel on a high cliff. Stunning.

AYYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH !!

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Y'know, people kept telling me "if you're a Wei Pai fan, this is a must see, especially if you liked Hard Boiled, Killer and other Woo's heroic bloodshed stuff" and from clips on youtube and pics and reviews it seemed they were all pretty damn right, so I ordered that lovely Dragon Dynasty DVD + a DVD of Have Sword, Will Travel and as far as I'm concerned, Christmas need not be this year...;-)

Ordered a copy of Cheeky Chap and Phantom Killer, too. In our neck of the woods, they're not easy to get. My expectations are not that high this time, but I'm quite looking forward to getting that package from DDDhouse. This Wei Pai fetish costs me money, dammit.

I saw Duel to the Death some time ago and loved pretty much everything about it, except the finale...

And yeah, as for Woo's women... They do rather tend to "stand in the way" don't they...;-) I am not sure if he likes them or not (I sure hope he holds no grudges against us...;-)), but he's not that keen on writing them... Or not good at it. Or both...

 Very Chang Cheh in this respect... (I just won't forget that moment from "New One-Armed Swordsman" with Li Ching happily and gratefully grabbing David Chiang's empty sleeve, while he affectionately puts his one arm round Ti Lung's shoulders... Well, I can understand that I guess - if I had just one arm I'd probably go for Ti Lung, too - though Li Ching was quite a hottie...:icon_twisted:)

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Yeah, John Woo's lack of ability to write a good female role hasn't kept me from enjoying his films, especially the Heroic bloodshed types of films. Oh did you know they just made a video game based on 'Hard Boiled', with images taken from Replacement Killers, starring Chow-Yun Fat? Fantastic.

I still have an original Criterion 'Killers' and 'Hard Boiled' on dvd, I hear they're going for over $250 now..:)

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Yeah... Interesting female characters are fine but interesting male characters are better...:icon_twisted: 

I think I've heard about the game you mention. I'd love to try it out, but I doubt I've got the hardware it needs...:( 

Oh... As for my Wei Pai fetish... :icon_twisted:
In the end, I was pleasantly surprised by Cheeky Chap and not disappointed by Phantom Killer. Those movies are in the "just slightly above average" league, IMHO, but entertaining enough - and some of the fights were really superb. 
Quite a pity that the guy just disappeared the way he did...


I still have an original Criterion 'Killers' and 'Hard Boiled' on dvd, I hear they're going for over $250 now..:)

Aww, lucky you...;-)

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Finally saw Sunshine. Wonderfully ambient movie. Far from flawless... If I wanted to list all its flaws, I would end up writing a rather lengthy post... But it was in its own flawed way so damn beautiful that I couldn't care less about those flaws...;-)

By the way, Hiroyuki Sanada really is the man. (...haven't witnessed such a screen-dominating presence ever since I watched Lam Ching-Ying steal the whole Bai ga jai movie...:-)) He made much of the second half of Sunshine seem almost anticlimactic...:-)))

That movie is really something.:cool:

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I AM LEGEND!

great movie and once again Will Smith does an excellent job..highly recommend it for it's entertainment value..

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I got the third Pirates Of The Caribbean, At World's End. It was much better then I thought it was going to be.

I loved the bit with all the Captain Jack Sparrows in it, lol. That was one of my best Christmas present:)

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Dragonflygurl wrote: I got the third Pirates Of The Caribbean, At World's End. It was much better then I thought it was going to be.

I loved the bit with all the Captain Jack Sparrows in it, lol. That was one of my best Christmas present:)

It's a great movie!  I saw it in the theater.  I still have to have Christmas with a friend of mine and I did ask for that for a Christmas present, so I hope that's one of the things I'm getting.

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I watched Kill Bill 2 last night. It was really cool movie. I do like that actress Uma Thurman.

I loved the bit were she was frighting the bitch with patch on her her eye Elle and then took her other eye out, what good revenge. I did find that funny too, I'm strange, lol.

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Dragonflygurl wrote: I watched Kill Bill 2 last night. It was really cool movie. I do like that actress Uma Thurman.

I loved the bit were she was frighting the bitch with patch on her her eye Elle and then took her other eye out, what good revenge. I did find that funny too, I'm strange, lol.

I have that movie too and it was a good revenge, hehehe....

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Dragonflygurl wrote: I watched Kill Bill 2 last night. It was really cool movie. I do like that actress Uma Thurman.

I loved the bit were she was frighting the bitch with patch on her her eye Elle and then took her other eye out, what good revenge. I did find that funny too, I'm strange, lol.

The bitch with the patch on her eye was none other than Daryl Hannah, the crazy blonde android Replicant Pris from Blade Runner....cool eh?

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Yeah I knew her name was Daryl Hannah, but I did not realize she was the blond in Blade Runner, another excellent movie which I have.

Remember when she played a Mermaid in Slash.

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Dragonflygurl wrote: I watched Kill Bill 2 last night. It was really cool movie. I do like that actress Uma Thurman.

I loved the bit were she was frighting the bitch with patch on her her eye Elle and then took her other eye out, what good revenge. I did find that funny too, I'm strange, lol.
I remember watching Kill Bill 1 & 2 over one weekend. They were really fun movies to watch. Uma Therman ROCKED!:bounce_pinka:

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I just came back from seeing Fool's Gold with Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson.  It reminds me alot of the movie Sahara he was in with alot of fun and adventure, I liked the movie the movie alot.  They go in search of gold and treasure from a sunken Spanish ship and encounter the help of Multi-Millionaire Nigel played by Donald Sutherland and his daughter Gemma.  I really like the chemistry between Matthew and Kate, they are a good romantic combination.

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I just saw the most fabulous movie I've seen in quite a long time, it was so good I had to come here and recommend it!

 

HOT FUZZ from the UK 2007

 

A British constable feels certain foul play is afoot when grisly accidents rock his quiet village.

It's a police film with drama and comedy and the word play is spot on peeps! I really enjoyed it, full of action and comedy which is kinda hard to explain but still it really worked! If you catch it, watch it, it played on CINEMAX. There are few movies I would give 5 wormy apples because I'm rather a cynic when it comes to movies..but this one is worth 2 hours of your time! The one star in it was Timothy Dalton and he plays the sinister character..he's good! Yup 5 wormy apples for this one!    

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In 14 months time you'll Simon Pegg as Scotty.

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Well I never went to the movie's, the movie's came to me.

I also got to see Hot Fuzz and it was really funny.

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I also watch Ratatouille which was about a rat who could cook. Very amusing.

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I also got to watch with some friends a movie called The No 1 Ladies Detective, partly written and directed by the late Anthony Minghella, who also wrote The English Patient which is another excellent movie.

Anyway The No 1 Ladies Detective was filmed and set in Botswana, Africa and the two main ladies actress's in it were really good. Jill Scott and Anika Noni Rose. It was really funny in parts but also had a serious side to it and although it is a fictional story it has many under current issues that affect these people in real life. I recommend it to anyone. The BBC board casted it so maybe BBC America might do too.

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Sounds like you scored some good movies, I've heard a little bit about Hot Fuzz and heard it was really funny.

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Simon Pegg is in a new movie, opening here int the states this friday I think..

anyhoo it's called Run Fat Boy Run..the coming attractions looks really funny!

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I saw a trailer for that yesterday. Looks like a good up-beat movie.

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I've seen the clips too, it looks funny.

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Tau ming chong (The Warlords) - not as good as Chang Cheh's variation on killing of Ma Xinyi (Blood Brothers) - but almost...
Jet Li and Andy Lau are fantastic and Takeshi Kaneshiro is not bad either... (And Andy and Takeshi look much better than they did in House of Flying Daggers...;-) Not to mention that The Warlords is a much much better movie...:-))

But I think that Peter Chan should have chosen between the love triangle stuff and the clash of attitudes and principles between Ma and Zhao, and focus on one or the other... And since Chang Cheh did such a superb job with the love triangle in Blood Brothers, Chan just could have abandoned the love affair thing altogether and gone all the way for the conflict between Ma and Zhao's philosophies and morals...

But what the hell - the movie's good enough as it is... (And there's even a little bit of Opera in it...:cool: And of course - all the mud and blood and rags and dirt... Aaaaaah...:-))

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I went to see 27 dresses yesterday. It was about this woman who was not only a bridesmaid but arranged their dos to until her sister turns up on the scene and takes off with her boss who she is secretly in love with and then other arise too. It's good light hearted comedy. The end of the movie has real good twist to it.

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I saw The Spiderwick Chronicles yesterday, very good movie.

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Varrtan: Yep, Valerie is a classic. Haven't seen it yet but I plan to...
If you like Alice in Wonderland type of stuff or twisted variations on it, I highly recommend Svankmajer's Alice. It's a very playful and somewhat dark-ish surrealistic adaptation of Alice in Wonderland.

Today I re-watched a movie that totally freaked me out years ago, when I accidentally spotted it on an austrian TV channel (for - back then - I was not really prepared for what I was about to see)... 
It's an animated movie, a little German gem from 1994 called Felidae. A creepy film about a cat that tries to solve a very mysterious series of brutal murders (of cats) in the neighborhood. There's a mysterious cult, a great deal of blood, gore and some truly disturbing images, it's got atmosphere and style and a great story, there's suspense and mystery - and a wonderful final showdown. Kinda like a feline film noir mixed with X Files mixed with anime mixed with an old Universal horror flick. Great stuff.

And I've seen Egoyan's Ararat just a couple of hours ago. Fantastic film.

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Varrtan wrote: Oh, youtube has a clip of the guy with his special brush time from "Conspirators of Pleasure".

It's marked as possibly not suitable for minors, even though there is no adult content, aside from a brief view of the guy's butt. You probably don't want to click if you are at work etc.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fjl7jTI7qjw


WTF, talk about rough with smooth, lol.  I don't think I'll be rushing to see this movie.  I bet all the people out there that are into SM will love this movie.

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Well, Svankmajer is...special...:-)
I personally prefer films like Alice, Faust or Dimensions of Dialogue...
A short clip from Alice here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=C5wHMgTPF-s
He's a surrealist, y'know - and very good at giving things very wicked twists.
Let's say he's in many ways radically subversive...:-)

And by the way--- the whole Felidae movie is on youtube as well. In English dubbed version, unfortunately, but if dubs don't bother you - go for it...;-)

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Just watched a few WALL-E clips and trailers... It's been some ten minutes and I'm still quite unable to wipe the big grin off my face...:-)))

I'm SO looking forward to the movie...:-)

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I've seen clips on TV for that movie and it looks really cute. I'm not big into animation, but I do like the Pixar computer animated movies. My favorite one is a bug's life.

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I took my nephew to see Wall-E today, it's a cute movie about love between robots.

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I saw Mummy 3 today and the action kicked ass, some great chase and fight scenes.  If you're a Brendan Fraser fan or a fan of the other Mummy movies, you'll definitely like this one.

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I saw Mamma Mia last week. If you love ABBA's music you'll love this movie. But you don't have to be an abba fan to like it.

Actually it's so awful this movie that it is good. Meryl Streep and Julie Walters are really good in it as well as the three hot male actors in it.

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Fresh from going to the movies to see Tropic Thunder.  It's a scream!  The previews in the beginning of the picture are normally for movies coming out, but instead were actually part of the movie.  Tom Cruise has a hilarious role as a slimey, loud-mouthed producer who's balding with tons of chest hair.  It's a movie within a movie and the whole thing is hilarious!  A definite must see!  A great cast of characters, Robert Downey Jr. as a black man, Jack Black as the 'fartman', Ben Stiller as the main character and a host of other actors, definitely will tickle your funny bone.

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I agree, the whole movie was hysterical beyond the brink of insanity. Robert Downey Jr should get an Oscar for his performance. Who knew he could be so funny?

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I think The Mummy and this other movie are both showing at our local flea pit, I mean cinema. I can't get my friend to see the mummy, but I might be able to get her to go and see Tropic Thunder, as she's like's a good laugh.

The only thing is she's in Italy at the moment.

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loved loved loved 'Wanted' with Angelina Jolie and Freeman..excellent, action packed even thought Maya and I totally disagreed on the ending..I thought it was good, Maya said it was a cop-out *shrugs* hey it was enjoyable and not totally braindead like some people I know *winks at N69*..yeah keep giving us kudo's baby..I know you is just jealousin'! LOLOL

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I've got a sin to confess. I watched Twilight.

Let's sum it up by stating that the film itself was the severest punishment...:-) Haven't seen anything so dumb for ages (though I did have a few jolly good laughs - esp. the lion/lamb line and the whole glitter scene was quite hillarious).

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I went and saw the new Star Trek today, and it was fucking awesome!!!  The special effects were well worth the 30 mil they paid for the CGI.  I think they did an excellent job casting Zachary Quinto as Spock and (can't think of his name), as Capt. Kirk.  I love the Scotty character, (I'm bad on names, but I remember him from Shawn of the Dead).  It was really well written, well acted, and it had a few comic moments.  Too bad in this reality that Vulcan is destroyed, but I can see this being a whole new franchise of Star trek movies.

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Angel wrote: I went and saw the new Star Trek today, and it was fucking awesome!!!  The special effects were well worth the 30 mil they paid for the CGI.  I think they did an excellent job casting Zachary Quinto as Spock and (can't think of his name), as Capt. Kirk.  I love the Scotty character, (I'm bad on names, but I remember him from Shawn of the Dead).  It was really well written, well acted, and it had a few comic moments.  Too bad in this reality that Vulcan is destroyed, but I can see this being a whole new franchise of Star trek movies.
Well it's not our Vulcan, remember it's an alternative trek universe.  This is why the writers did this so they could change things.  Not stick to canon.

I went see it again with my sister and her husband yesterday and she thought it was awesome too.  And unlike her sister who grew up on trek and used to attend conventions and completely mad on it, she is not.  So JJ Abhams has done a good job pulling in people who are not fans.

I really do think it's a good movie and after following the making of it since 2006 it was good to finally see it.  I do have things I'm not happy about, for example Vulcan is a red planet and should really have a red sky as it always had but suddenly now it's blue.

Oh well I'll have to over look that now.

I was always right about Zach playing Spock and well as Karl Urban who played McCoy.  Not keen on Simon Peggs 'Scotty'  wrong casting.  Ask Pliff he'll tell you the same thing and he's a huge fan of his.

The first time I saw Anton Yelchin who plays Chekov he really pissed me off but yesterday when I saw it a second time I actually think he's ok. 

Of course for me one of the hightlights of the movie was seeing the original Spock but then I am a Nimoy fan.

I want try and see it one more time and in a Imax cinema but our nearest one is near London, well Waterloo and quite a walk train station for.  For others it might not be but then they don't have conidition I have.

The sound track is excellent.  Michael Giacchino is a good composer.  I really like his music for Lost too.

Back to the actors Bruce Greenwood was excellent as Captain Pike.

I love the fight scene on the drilling rig with Sulu.  It was very well
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I debated long and hard about just what thread this belonged in and finally decided that because it's primarily movie related, it belonged here.

Next time you settle down with your popcorn and extra large drink, you might want to know where the best time is during the movie to make a restroom break without missing any of the important parts of the movie. Well, someone has created a website just for that! Run Pee.com   http://runpee.com/#app=3e1a&e1bd-RunPeeID=0.0.0&d096-selectedIndex=0

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CheshireKat wrote: I debated long and hard about just what thread this belonged in and finally decided that because it's primarily movie related, it belonged here.

Next time you settle down with your popcorn and extra large drink, you might want to know where the best time is during the movie to make a restroom break without missing any of the important parts of the movie. Well, someone has created a website just for that! Run Pee.com   http://runpee.com/#app=3e1a&e1bd-RunPeeID=0.0.0&d096-selectedIndex=0

That's funny, the only thing is, you can't really set a specific time as to when your bladder says, "I'm full."

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Went and saw Night at the Museum, Battle for the Smithsonian. Not as good as the first movie, some really stupid parts, but it was fun seeing some of the same characters come back to life.

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Angel wrote: Went and saw Night at the Museum, Battle for the Smithsonian. Not as good as the first movie, some really stupid parts, but it was fun seeing some of the same characters come back to life.
I saw the trailer earlier on this year and thought it did not look as good as the first one.  But often this happens with sequels sadly.  It's like Jurrassic Park the first of was really good but the second one was ok and the third one was dire.

But if I get a change to see this second movie I will as it has a lot of good actors I like in it.

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okay will admit to getting some off the market DVDVD's, not as good as the licensed stuff but still..five bucks is five fucks right? LOL anyhooo..got my talons on CRANK 2 and oh boy..sorry I mean I'm the first one to scream bloody friggin' murder when Jason Stathman is in a movie but this? THIS IS WAS A PIECE OF CRAP!! frentic movie editing, gratitious violence, self-mutiliating freaks and that was just the opening sequence!!! Kinetic all the way, though the music wasn't bad but the movie? OY VEY! CRAP FEST!! horrible! tits, ass and fucking in the middle of a race track? poor horses! WHAT A WASTE! I CANNOT BELIEVE JASON STOOPED SO LOW..so yeah I hated it!! gah!

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Really that bad? I liked the first one, haven't seen the second one, but Maya said the second one was hysterical.

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Ketana wrote: okay will admit to getting some off the market DVDVD's, not as good as the licensed stuff but still..five bucks is five fucks right? LOL anyhooo..got my talons on CRANK 2 and oh boy..sorry I mean I'm the first one to scream bloody friggin' murder when Jason Stathman is in a movie but this? THIS IS WAS A PIECE OF CRAP!! frentic movie editing, gratitious violence, self-mutiliating freaks and that was just the opening sequence!!! Kinetic all the way, though the music wasn't bad but the movie? OY VEY! CRAP FEST!! horrible! tits, ass and fucking in the middle of a race track? poor horses! WHAT A WASTE! I CANNOT BELIEVE JASON STOOPED SO LOW..so yeah I hated it!! gah!Sounds like a real DUD. I hate gratuitous violence in tv or movies. I once walked out of a Stalone movie because I just couldn't take it! Thanks for the warning Ketana.

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I watched Taken on pay-per-view. It wasn't a bad movie. Liam Neeson's has the lead role and his daughter gets kidnapped just moments after landing in France and is taken by the Albanian Mafia to be sold into prostitution/white slavery. He immediately heads to France after she calls him as she's going through the kidnapping and he shoots his way through alot of people til the end when he finally does rescue her.

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Just got back from seeing 'The Proposal' with Sandra Bullock.  It was really good, I enjoyed it very much, even though I like action/adventure over chick flicks.  She plays a mean bitch boss who's personal assistant Andrew is always complaining about.  Well, she's from Canada and about to be deported, which means she can no longer work in America for this high falutin' publishing company, because she didn't completely fill out all her work visa information.  So in front of her big bosses she says that she and Andrew are engaged and going to see his parents that weekend.  Her parents are dead and she's basically been on her own since she was 16, and his family welcomes her and slowly her icy heart melts.  She made a business deal with Andrew that she would make him an Editor if he holds up his part of the bargain in marrying her so she can stay in America, so she's basically blackmailing him.  They tell his family they're engaged and his Mom and grandmother welcome her and plan the wedding for the end of that very weekend.  She gets to feel what a family is like and slowly her and Andrew are actually becoming attracted to one another.  After his Mother and Grandmother have a surprise wedding planned and she's standing at the alter, and the immigration agent is there to make sure this is all real, but he's hoping to score that it won't be real.  She finally confesses at the alter that it was all fake, that she was blackmailing him and she leaves to go back to New York before heading back to Canada.  Andrew by then realizes he really does love her and chases her down to New York where he does actually propose and she realizes she loves him too.

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Angel wrote: I watched Taken on pay-per-view.
Apparently, Liam Neeson was seriously considered for James Bond some years ago.  After seeing Taken, I kinda find myself wishing they'd picked him.

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Bilbo67 wrote: Angel wrote: I watched Taken on pay-per-view.
Apparently, Liam Neeson was seriously considered for James Bond some years ago.  After seeing Taken, I kinda find myself wishing they'd picked him.

I dunno about that.  I just don't get the right feel for him to be Bond.  I've watched the two newest movies, Casino Royale and Quantam of Solace, that the latest blonde has done, and I just don't like Bond as a blonde.  Plus Liam's voice is so perfectly suited for being a creepy psychotic killer, that I think I'd like to see him in more of a psycho thriller type movie.  I'm kind of surprised at how much I liked Taken, and thought he did really well in it.

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I think I'm starting to become a fan of Jason Statham!  Whoah is that guy hot!  I watched Transporter 3 on PPV and really love the action and humor, reminds me a bit of the Jackie Chan movies.  Really a good series to watch, especially if you like alot of action.

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If anyone was wondering if Disctrict 9 is any good, I'll give ya my honest opinion.  It sucked!  Don't waste your money.  I thought it was extremely stupid.  I also went to see The Time traveler's wife last night, definitely a chick flick, kind of slow moving, but an okay movie overall.  I liked how he could travel to different points of his life, and also even after he had died, his younger self could travel to the future to see his daughter and his wife.

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Never heard of the first movie but I have heard of the second one. Sounds rather sad but it sounds like the sort of movie I would like to see but no chance of that right now.

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I watched Bottle Shock the other night. I recommend it. Based on a true story. I knew Chris Pine was in it but when I read on someone's message board that Alan Rickman was in it, I thought I'll get that watch it.

That Chris Pine is a really good actor. I forgot about his performance and James T Kirk.

What is it with this actor, he got the crap beaten out of him in both roles.

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someone on a previous page mentioned Twilight. if you think that's bad, wait til you see #2, New Moon. more sparkling. and more sparkling dialogue. "it's my birthday, kiss me" "I love you". awesome!. and how about those performances :D

star trek got a mention, too. quinto as young spock was perfect. urban as mccoy, ditto. pine was neither here nor there. bland, even. not sure about Red Matter (wtf) and the starwarsification of some scenes, but it could have been MUCH worse. the ancients aren't pleased though, are they. words like 'abomination' are rolling around, still.

meanwhile, seems to be an appreciation hereabouts for german product. any recommendations? I'm partial to the work of Tom Tykwer (loved Heaven and Perfume), and don't mind a bit of Hans Weingartner (my favourite of his is the outrageously political, but oh so important, in a personal sense .. "die fetten jahre sind vorbei"). Looking for more ideas, so ...

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darthomatic wrote: someone on a previous page mentioned Twilight. if you think that's bad, wait til you see #2, New Moon. more sparkling. and more sparkling dialogue. "it's my birthday, kiss me" "I love you". awesome!. and how about those performances :D


Saw it. And the flick is so utterly lobotomizing it hurts.

*shudders*

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I won't even bother with those twitlights movies..so tween it's ridiculous! Gimme a good old fasioned suckfest in B/W and I'm all yours!!

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OoooooOOOoO I saw Nine...the old re-make of 8 1/2..with Daniel Day Lewis..uh yeah he's Italian..like I'm friggin Irish..*rolls eyes* but he was pretty nice eye candy..if you got past that horrid accent..Fergie was good as the town whore..Nicole Kidman, someone tell me please when did she turn into a plastic Barbie? Sophia Loren..what can you say? CLASSIC! BEAUTIFUL WOMAN..GORGOUS! MAY SHE LIVE LONG AND PROSPER! Kate Hudson, OMG can you Goldie Hawn in her smile? Spitting image of her mom! Dame Judi Dench..LOVE HER!! Penelope Cruz who was fabu is also is my twin sister in case you needed to know this! *snarf* shaddaup angel! Marion Cotilard was great..she had the best song in the whole movie!! LOVED THIS MOVIE! I'd give it three and half Kai's!!

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Blind Side with Sandra Bullock..oh such a good movie, made me sniffle and that's hard to do what with me not having a heart..she's good in it though..I recommend it..

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I've been in kind of a weird mood not really watching anything serious or Good for that matter.  I'm suck on B movie mode right now.  i was checking out movies on Hulu.com and came across one called Killer Condom. 

Talk about a laugh your ass off flick! I'm still trying to figure that one out.  A Gay love story,  A police drama S&M sex and a religious message all wrapped up in one with penis eating condoms wriggling around biting off everything in sight.  And I thought bad carrots were hilarious!

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Just re-watched Sauna (Filth)...again.
A Finnish drama/horror about sin, redemption, and the material that all our memories are made of (as one of the characters puts it). It's hauntingly sad, hauntingly creepy at times - and hauntingly beautiful.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=si8IqpZc8Fo

This film made me very interested in Antti-Jussi Annila's work when I saw it last summer - so I checked out the director's older movie Jadesoturi (Jade Warrior) - a very offbeat, yet surprisingly organic and functional blend of Kalevala and ancient Chinese (and Inner Asian) motifs - with rich and complex philosophical overtones.
...sheer audiovisual poetry.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVDMru5RE4I

I hope Annila is already working on something new - or that he'll start working on something new soon.

BTW - he's got a great taste when it comes to music composers. Panu Aaltio's music for Sauna is beautiful - and one of the composers of the Jadesoturi score was Kimmo Pohjonen - who's a bloody genius.

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Cesare wrote: Just re-watched Sauna (Filth)...again.
A Finnish drama/horror about sin, redemption, and the material that all our memories are made of (as one of the characters puts it). It's hauntingly sad, hauntingly creepy at times - and hauntingly beautiful.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=si8IqpZc8Fo

This film made me very interested in Antti-Jussi Annila's work when I saw it last summer - so I checked out the director's older movie Jadesoturi (Jade Warrior) - a very offbeat, yet surprisingly organic and functional blend of Kalevala and ancient Chinese (and Inner Asian) motifs - with rich and complex philosophical overtones.
...sheer audiovisual poetry.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVDMru5RE4I

I hope Annila is already working on something new - or that he'll start working on something new soon.

BTW - he's got a great taste when it comes to music composers. Panu Aaltio's music for Sauna is beautiful - and one of the composers of the Jadesoturi score was Kimmo Pohjonen - who's a bloody genius.
I know..l.I was just going to say that.

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Abby1964 wrote: I've been in kind of a weird mood not really watching anything serious or Good for that matter.  I'm suck on B movie mode right now.  i was checking out movies on Hulu.com and came across one called Killer Condom. 

Talk about a laugh your ass off flick! I'm still trying to figure that one out.  A Gay love story,  A police drama S&M sex and a religious message all wrapped up in one with penis eating condoms wriggling around biting off everything in sight.  And I thought bad carrots were hilarious!


YUCK!  I havent watched that one, dont think I will.  HOWEVER, Hulu B movies kick ass, I am addicted to them.  B doesnt stand for Bad, but these movies are seriously bad.  you have to sign up or whatever to proove your over 18.  Originally, Blame it on Rio had paint on bikinis, seriously lame, but now its unedited.  Hopefully LEXX will follow.

Hmm, I liked Shredder, Hack, Two Tigers, that Zoe Bell movie, its a riot, and theres lots of "good" movies there too.  Or you can watch El Vira, Hitchcock, Outer limits, Angel, Buffy, Firefly, here and there some pretty decent movies.  But the "B" movies are insanse, its really a blast!

 

Now being a serious B movie addict, I am still searching for an original English version of Spirits of the Dead with Jane Fonda, not the piece of crap French version.  Jane/ Peter dont speak French, yet the French market this dvd like its something original.  I have seen it at the drive in, I know how it sounds.

Drive ins...ok, I have dated myself.  I hated those god damn speaker thingys you had to hang on your window, but somehow watching Barbarella made it all good.:c030a:

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Ketana wrote: OoooooOOOoO I saw Nine...the old re-make of 8 1/2..with Daniel Day Lewis..uh yeah he's Italian..like I'm friggin Irish..*rolls eyes* but he was pretty nice eye candy..if you got past that horrid accent..Fergie was good as the town whore..Nicole Kidman, someone tell me please when did she turn into a plastic Barbie? Sophia Loren..what can you say? CLASSIC! BEAUTIFUL WOMAN..GORGOUS! MAY SHE LIVE LONG AND PROSPER! Kate Hudson, OMG can you Goldie Hawn in her smile? Spitting image of her mom! Dame Judi Dench..LOVE HER!! Penelope Cruz who was fabu is also is my twin sister in case you needed to know this! *snarf* shaddaup angel! Marion Cotilard was great..she had the best song in the whole movie!! LOVED THIS MOVIE! I'd give it three and half Kai's!!

what do you mean, the "old remake of 8 1/2?  I am very familiar with all of Fellinis films,  I even visited Bagnoregio (La Strada).  How do you redo Marcello Mastroianni, let alone Claudia Cardinale?  I am quite a fan of Giulieta Massina BTW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWqC6kRCLjI

 

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veyron wrote: Abby1964 wrote: I've been in kind of a weird mood not really watching anything serious or Good for that matter.  I'm suck on B movie mode right now.  i was checking out movies on Hulu.com and came across one called Killer Condom. 

Talk about a laugh your ass off flick! I'm still trying to figure that one out.  A Gay love story,  A police drama S&M sex and a religious message all wrapped up in one with penis eating condoms wriggling around biting off everything in sight.  And I thought bad carrots were hilarious!


YUCK!  I havent watched that one, dont think I will.  HOWEVER, Hulu B movies kick ass, I am addicted to them.  B doesnt stand for Bad, but these movies are seriously bad.  you have to sign up or whatever to proove your over 18.  Originally, Blame it on Rio had paint on bikinis, seriously lame, but now its unedited.  Hopefully LEXX will follow.

Hmm, I liked Shredder, Hack, Two Tigers, that Zoe Bell movie, its a riot, and theres lots of "good" movies there too.  Or you can watch El Vira, Hitchcock, Outer limits, Angel, Buffy, Firefly, here and there some pretty decent movies.  But the "B" movies are insanse, its really a blast!

 

Now being a serious B movie addict, I am still searching for an original English version of Spirits of the Dead with Jane Fonda, not the piece of crap French version.  Jane/ Peter dont speak French, yet the French market this dvd like its something original.  I have seen it at the drive in, I know how it sounds.

Drive ins...ok, I have dated myself.  I hated those god damn speaker thingys you had to hang on your window, but somehow watching Barbarella made it all good.:c030a:
I loved going to the drive in! All us kids would put on our PJ's grab pillows and blankets, Mom would pack up sodas and snacks and we would pile in the car and off we'd go.  Our local drive in would charge like $10 per car for all night movie marathons.  Usually B horror movies and it was great!

I love the bad B movies for some reason.  I find them hilarious.  I'm that person that sits in the back of the theater cracking jokes and hurling insults at the hero on the screen who is really to stupid to live and yet manages to somehow survive until the end of the flick anyway.

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Oh one Hulu doesn't have that I wish they'd get...The Warriors with Michael Beck and James Remar.  I love that movie! 

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I'm going to tell  you all a little story. Back when I was about ooooh, let's say 6 or so, my mother took all of us kids (3 at the time) to the drive-in while my dad had to travel. We were bundled up in the car with our 'jammies, chips and cokes, and stuffed into the back seat of the huge-ass Buick my dad owned back then.

Little did I know that the movie my mother just HAD to friggin' see, with 3 kids under the age of SIX, was none other than PSYCHO. I had to sit in the front seat with my mother and watch that movie while my brothers slept through it. Needless to say it traumatized me so much I couldn't take a shower alone until I was 10. My mom had to sit in the bathroom until I finished up.  THANKS MOM !!!

So do you think it affected me??? I'll let y'all be the judge of that...

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mayaXXX wrote: I'm going to tell  you all a little story. Back when I was about ooooh, let's say 6 or so, my mother took all of us kids (3 at the time) to the drive-in while my dad had to travel. We were bundled up in the car with our 'jammies, chips and cokes, and stuffed into the back seat of the huge-ass Buick my dad owned back then.

Little did I know that the movie my mother just HAD to friggin' see, with 3 kids under the age of SIX, was none other than PSYCHO. I had to sit in the front seat with my mother and watch that movie while my brothers slept through it. Needless to say it traumatized me so much I couldn't take a shower alone until I was 10. My mom had to sit in the bathroom until I finished up.  THANKS MOM !!!

So do you think it affected me??? I'll let y'all be the judge of that...

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Huge ass Buick....my dad took us to see Shot in the Dark in a 59 buick two door Lesaber Hard top.  The one with the huge fins like the bat mobile.

Most drive in movies I went with my Jr High friends in my 51 Chevy though.  I had the car, hence I was the popular one.

But if you want to talk movies.....My grandma took us kids to see Psycho at the Fox Theater in San Francisco.  Grand place, red velvet curtains, enough to make David Lynch envious.  Not to mention, "Peeping Tom" which is on Hulu, good god, but heres the best, she not only took us to see "the Birds" but she also took us to Bodega Bay for fish and chips (where the birds was filmed).  Now I dont know about the rest of ya all, but I grew up in San Francisco, and at my grade school hundreds of seaguls would congregate on the roof.  We did in fact, go running and screaming when they would swarm, because, uh duh, they dont peck your eyes out, but they shit all over the place.

I guess I should have some bird complex now, after the movie, the field trip and the daily onslaught of god damn seagulls.

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veyron wrote: mayaXXX wrote: I'm going to tell  you all a little story. Back when I was about ooooh, let's say 6 or so, my mother took all of us kids (3 at the time) to the drive-in while my dad had to travel. We were bundled up in the car with our 'jammies, chips and cokes, and stuffed into the back seat of the huge-ass Buick my dad owned back then.

Little did I know that the movie my mother just HAD to friggin' see, with 3 kids under the age of SIX, was none other than PSYCHO. I had to sit in the front seat with my mother and watch that movie while my brothers slept through it. Needless to say it traumatized me so much I couldn't take a shower alone until I was 10. My mom had to sit in the bathroom until I finished up.  THANKS MOM !!!

So do you think it affected me??? I'll let y'all be the judge of that...

:BULLWHIP::badger::cat01::tweety:

 


Huge ass Buick....my dad took us to see Shot in the Dark in a 59 buick two door Lesaber Hard top.  The one with the huge fins like the bat mobile.

Most drive in movies I went with my Jr High friends in my 51 Chevy though.  I had the car, hence I was the popular one.

But if you want to talk movies.....My grandma took us kids to see Psycho at the Fox Theater in San Francisco.  Grand place, red velvet curtains, enough to make David Lynch envious.  Not to mention, "Peeping Tom" which is on Hulu, good god, but heres the best, she not only took us to see "the Birds" but she also took us to Bodega Bay for fish and chips (where the birds was filmed).  Now I dont know about the rest of ya all, but I grew up in San Francisco, and at my grade school hundreds of seaguls would congregate on the roof.  We did in fact, go running and screaming when they would swarm, because, uh duh, they dont peck your eyes out, but they shit all over the place.

I guess I should have some bird complex now, after the movie, the field trip and the daily onslaught of god damn seagulls.
Maybe that's why you like cats? :P

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Huge ass Buick?  I wish! I don't know if I was better off or worse in the back of that '57 Nash Rambler Station Wagon.  My mom had bought that car used for $50 bucks and ended up selling it for the same amount when I was 8 years old.  That damn car was like a Timex.  It was still on the road in 1992!

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Abby1964 wrote: Huge ass Buick?  I wish! I don't know if I was better off or worse in the back of that '57 Nash Rambler Station Wagon.  My mom had bought that car used for $50 bucks and ended up selling it for the same amount when I was 8 years old.  That damn car was like a Timex.  It was still on the road in 1992!

Rambler station wagon...why did you have to remind me.  Ours wasn that old, we were still driving the Chevy Bel Air.  We eventually got a Rambler waggon, I dont know how many miles I walked down lonely roads, dared quicksand in the desert to get muddy water from wierd places to give that piece of crap with old faithful steaming radiator some drink.  Later we got a 64 Rambler Classic, aluminum head, looked a lot like the later Camry which was so popular.  Way ahead of its time.  I think that was the one that picked up a rabbit wrapped around the front axel one night in Oregon.  Oregon sure has a lot of damn animals and bugs.  I ran over a deer once in my Saab, fortunately it had been previously flattened and tenderized by an 18 wheeler.:shock:

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"We did in fact, go running and screaming when they would swarm, because, uh duh, they dont peck your eyes out, but they shit all over the place."

Now that reminds me of one of Mom's favorite movies, High Anxiety by Mel Brooks which was basically a parody of all the great Hitchcock films and guess what he chose to do for the parody of The Birds?:new_shocked::bouncebig:

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Gaspar Noé's Enter The Void - trippy, audiovisually quite stunning, stylistically intriguing. Great start but the ending spoils it a bit - Noé IMHO went way overboard with all that textbook Freud. (Irréversible is IMHO significantly better.)

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No idea if it'll be any good, but there's a movie called Splice looming on the horizon that's directed by a cat named Vincenzo Natali.  He helmed a nifty little Canadian horror/thriller/psychodrama flick called Cube that I've name dropped in posts/reviews from time to time.  Worth a look if you haven't seen it (Sci-Fi airs it once in a while), but stay far far away from the piss-poor sequels.

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Went to see Shrek this weekend with my grandkids....FRIGGIN' HYSTERICAL !! MUCH better than the last one....that one sucked. Make sure not to miss the scene with the visit to the Witches RV park. I was rolling. *Hears the theme to "Deliverence" in the background...

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Okay confession time.  I'm the woman who is always digging through the 'these movies are so bad we can't give them away' bargain bin at the video store and I found one last night that pleasantly surprised me called The Ruins.  I like horror films but I get so tired of the obvious 'slasher' or 'monster' plot line that I could just spit sometimes.  I loved the threat in this one, definitely not the expected culprit for a horror movie monster.

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Abby1964 wrote: Okay confession time.  I'm the woman who is always digging through the 'these movies are so bad we can't give them away' bargain bin at the video store and I found one last night that pleasantly surprised me called The Ruins.  I like horror films but I get so tired of the obvious 'slasher' or 'monster' plot line that I could just spit sometimes.  I loved the threat in this one, definitely not the expected culprit for a horror movie monster.

The Ruins is a cool, fairly atmospheric little flick. Saw it about a year ago and liked it quite a lot. It's got some pretty strong moments.

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Angel wrote: Has anyone seen Zombieland with Woody Harrelson?  I normally don't like gorey movies, but this was hysterical!  Especially his search for the twinkie and Bill Murray's performance, I was LMAO!

Nothing particularly gorey about Zombieland, methinks...:-)

But it was a very entertaining movie. :cool: And yeah, the whole Bill Fucking Murray thing was fucking hilarious...:-) :D

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Angel wrote: Has anyone seen Zombieland with Woody Harrelson?  I normally don't like gorey movies, but this was hysterical!  Especially his search for the twinkie and Bill Murray's performance, I was LMAO!I'll have to look for that one.  I saw the trailer but it looked like it was meant to be a comedy.  It just din't stick out for some reason.  Pretty much all zombie movies are comedies to me.  You have to be really slow and stupid not to get away from a zombie.

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Has anyone seen Avatar?  (Yes, Maya I know I should have seen it in the theater).  It was on HBO last night, and it was so visually stunning!  The story is the same plot line of indigenous people and the bad guys coming to take away their land/natural resources, but the effects for the movie were amazing!

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Angel wrote:
Has anyone seen Avatar?  (Yes, Maya I know I should have seen it in the theater).  It was on HBO last night, and it was so visually stunning!  The story is the same plot line of indigenous people and the bad guys coming to take away their land/natural resources, but the effects for the movie were amazing!

Yes it was the only movie I paid to see in a theater last year. So sorry you didn't go to see it in the theater. I saw it in IMAX and if you think it is visually stunning on TV, in IMAX it was totally breathtaking.

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As much as I'm not a big fan of James Cameron, I had to admit it deserved every bit of the 200 Gazillion dollars it made at the box office. I had to 'build' that 3D movie in the projector computer's LMS when it came out, and it's a whopping 276 GIGS big. Because of the special effects and 3D format, it took almost an hour of programming to get it ready for viewing, what with the special framing aspects of it and the sound modifications.

Highest grossing movie EVER.

Trivia fact: James Cameron was inspired by Roger Dean's artwork for the look of the movie. In fact, in looking up pictures for comparison, I found this article on that very same thing this morning, apparently Roger Dean thinks the movie mimics his artwork as well:

http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/does-avatar-steal-from-roger-dean/

 

I'll hunt down some pics and post them for comarison..

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A bit late, since it has been about a month and a half since I saw them - but first two films I went to see here were Di Renjie and Reign of Assassins - and I loved both.

Both have kind of a nostalgic vibe to them, as Di Renjie is in its best moments totally HK-new-wav-ish and Reign of Assassins has some of the humor and mood of oldschool flicks and Gu Long's novels...
In any case - both recommendable.

(I actually liked Di Renjie *so* much that I bought a DVD when the mood to rewatch it overcame me - knowing all too well that I am wasting my money on a camrip ----internet connection here is not the fastest or most stable one, so downloading can be complicated...:cool:)

 

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I just got back from seeing "Black Swan." Easily one the best movies I've seen! It's a perfect psychological thriller and it's portrayal of one young woman's descent into madness is truly amazing... and haunting!

The role of a lifetime for Natalie Portman, and she nailed it right on the head! I always thought she was an okay actress, but this takes her to another level entirely! She deserves whatever awards come her way - and I think it's going to a fair number of them.

Dark and disturbing - Not at all a chick flick ballet movie... ;o)

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Remember we were talking about just this subject the other day? They're gonna make a movie out of it!

Sources close to the production are reporting that Guy Ritchie has been approached by Warner Brothers to take the helm on the project, now titled Xerxes, and will focus on the character, who, as fans know, is the Zoroastrian king of the Achaemenid Empire.




Rodrigo Santoro is the god's name.

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Just give me more scantily clad men with washboard abs! Please put some Spartans in it! Please please oh pretty please!

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LOL my bro-in-law is Spartan and lemme tell ya..proud?! oh hell to the yeah! and cute...dayam and very open hearted and I am so beyond glad that he married my sistah..lucky heifer.

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Hey'd I'd go see that in a hearbeat, Guy Ritchie AND Spartan men running around half nekkid? Oh yeah, pencil me in. Oh especially if THIS guy can be in it..


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I went to see "The Rite" starring Anthony Hopkins and was pleasantly surprised to see Rutger Hauer in it, as well.  It was a smaller role - he plays the father of the seminarian the movie is centered upon - but he was really very good, as usual.  :)

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Eww. I'd rather watch 2 hours of Xerxes doing administrative paperwork than endure more Spartans Miller style.

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:beat_hea:Ok, so... Soldier's Girl. I didn't expect much from this film because technically it's a TV movie. It was made for Showtime, but when I hear TV movie all I can think of are those smarmy and overly saccharine Lifetime-type movies. This was not one of those at all. This film is based on the true story of Army soldier Barry Winchell, who falls in love with a transgendered woman, and the consequences of their relationship. What I really liked about this film is that it was told like a love story, which it is. It's about two people who love each other for who they really are, not what they are.

I found the performances very genuine and moving. The three lead actors were amazing. Shawn Hatosy plays the main antagonist, and does so very believably. He played it just right; a bully who is himself confused and damaged.

Troy Garrity plays Barry Winchell, the main character. He was completely committed and I really believed that he loved this person, and that it wasn't just lust, though that was there, too. He came across as sweet and simple and brave.

Lee Pace plays Calpernia Addams, the woman Barry Winchell loves. Lee Pace, who is 6'3", and gangly, plays a woman. Not a drag queen, not a caricature of a woman, but a woman. And he does it with softness and vulnerability. Somehow, his big hands, Adam's apple, and broad shoulders didn't matter. I forgot about all that after a while and he just became the character to me. I completely stopped thinking about it being a man playing a woman.

Anyways, this film really affected me and I wasn't expecting that. People put so many restrictions on love, on who someone should love and why. So many rules for something that is inscrutable. It is so sad to me that when two people manage to find a little happiness that other people can't just let them be. So now I'm feeling gloomy and you get to pay the price by being subjected to this review (and a tiny rant). :u055a:

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BURLESQUE!

CHER! what can I say the woman is an icon and she's tight too!!

Christina - playing the innocent girl from Iowa..yah..overacting a bit but the girl got PIPES!

and surprise surprise..Alan Cumming..whom I absolutely adore..along with Stanley Tucci as a gay backstage momma type! LOVE!

I liked this movie and would recommend it..yup..costumes..singing..dark smoky club..not bad..not bad at all.

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Saw The Butcher, The Chef and The Swordsman yesterday and I am in love with all 3 of them...:cool:
The film is far from perfect and would have been somewhat better without the excessive hollywood-style junk - most of it WAS entertaining, I admit - but this is one of those cases when less would be more.
But I tend to fall in love with imperfect flicks...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WJYWrdTES8

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Eastern Promises, The Godfather movies, Scott Pilgrim vs The World,Serenity(season finally of Firefly)watch it every chance I get, The Fith Elemnt, 28 days later, The Island, Kill Bill 1 n 2, Zombieland, Jurassic Park, Secretariat, V for Vendetta, The Blind Side, Wall-e, Cars, Iron Man, Doom, Princes and the Frog. I got more but this are the ones have down "recently" watched and enjoy and have watched them over and over again.

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Angel wrote: If anyone was wondering if Disctrict 9 is any good, I'll give ya my honest opinion.  It sucked!  Don't waste your money.  I thought it was extremely stupid.  I also went to see The Time traveler's wife last night, definitely a chick flick, kind of slow moving, but an okay movie overall.  I liked how he could travel to different points of his life, and also even after he had died, his younger self could travel to the future to see his daughter and his wife.
I agree District 9 sucked waist of time  :c030a: :u055a:

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Abby1964 wrote: I've been in kind of a weird mood not really watching anything serious or Good for that matter.  I'm suck on B movie mode right now.  i was checking out movies on Hulu.com and came across one called Killer Condom. 

Talk about a laugh your ass off flick! I'm still trying to figure that one out.  A Gay love story,  A police drama S&M sex and a religious message all wrapped up in one with penis eating condoms wriggling around biting off everything in sight.  And I thought bad carrots were hilarious!


Then watch Teeth she is a girl with Teeth in the most weirdest place and if she reject es the attempt let me say that thing she bites will never grow back.

 

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LastBrunnenGstanding wrote: Angel wrote: If anyone was wondering if Disctrict 9 is any good, I'll give ya my honest opinion.  It sucked!  Don't waste your money.  I thought it was extremely stupid.  I also went to see The Time traveler's wife last night, definitely a chick flick, kind of slow moving, but an okay movie overall.  I liked how he could travel to different points of his life, and also even after he had died, his younger self could travel to the future to see his daughter and his wife.
I agree District 9 sucked waist of time  :c030a: :u055a:

I actually went to the theater to see this movie thinking, looked good by the promos, and I loved sci fi.  It was AWFUL!

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Angel wrote: LastBrunnenGstanding wrote: Angel wrote: If anyone was wondering if Disctrict 9 is any good, I'll give ya my honest opinion.  It sucked!  Don't waste your money.  I thought it was extremely stupid.  I also went to see The Time traveler's wife last night, definitely a chick flick, kind of slow moving, but an okay movie overall.  I liked how he could travel to different points of his life, and also even after he had died, his younger self could travel to the future to see his daughter and his wife.
I agree District 9 sucked waist of time  :c030a: :u055a:

I actually went to the theater to see this movie thinking, looked good by the promos, and I loved sci fi.  It was AWFUL!
That is why I pretty much wait for everything to come out on Cable now.  But If you drop the 'District' part there is a movie called "9" that was pretty interesting.

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Yes I saw 9 I loved it so much! I am so sorry you wasted money money on district 9 angel :C We saw the movie contagion it was good. The ending was sadly rushed and it was the only disappointing part of it. hot fuzz was another good one and Shawn of the dead

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Wants to see underworld:awaking I like those series.

Forgot to say yesterday well I saw bits of it my son wouldn't let me watch it. Also was to graphic to keep him in the room with me. The Rite it was pretty good wasn't expecting it to be like that. Anthony Hopkins is an amazing actor. I also like the movie hearts in Atlantis were he is a psychic who becomes friends with a neighbor kid. Then as Dr. Hannibal Lecter amazing!!!! He left his mark in the world when he toke that roll.

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Has anyone gone to see 'One for the Money' ?

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Money ball was not bad I dont care for baseball but my Hun likes the A's some. Also watched Real Steel alot like Rocky only with robots. I liked it well more to the story my 9 yr old brother picked it and it was decent lol he did well this time. I dislike the green lantern in the cartoons most likely in the comics as well so I think he failed on that one lol. But I liked Thor the actor is hot!

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Can't wait for friday when Dark Shadows opens..Tim Burton directed with Johnny Depp playing the vampire Barnabus Collins..oooo it's gonna be good..

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My absolute favorite movie with Tim Burton is nightmare before Christmas.
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Probably an unpopular opinion but Jonathan Frid The original Barnabas Collins)is probably spinning in his grave at the comedic mess made of a suspensful and yes shiver inducing creepy series. Even the remake starring Ben Cross as Banabas respected what Dark Shadows was at it's core.

What Tim Burton has done with it is a travesty to my mind being a long time fan of the original series. I was even able to tolerate the remake because it did respect the Dark Shadows franchise.

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Abby1964 wrote: Probably an unpopular opinion but Jonathan Frid The original Barnabas Collins)is probably spinning in his grave at the comedic mess made of a suspensful and yes shiver inducing creepy series. Even the remake starring Ben Cross as Banabas respected what Dark Shadows was at it's core.

What Tim Burton has done with it is a travesty to my mind being a long time fan of the original series. I was even able to tolerate the remake because it did respect the Dark Shadows franchise.

I was talking to Maya about this earlier in the week and she said the EXACT same thing you're saying Abby, that alot of the fans of the original series are going to be outraged that this was made into a comedy and not respecting the original series.

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Angel wrote: Abby1964 wrote: Probably an unpopular opinion but Jonathan Frid The original Barnabas Collins)is probably spinning in his grave at the comedic mess made of a suspensful and yes shiver inducing creepy series. Even the remake starring Ben Cross as Banabas respected what Dark Shadows was at it's core.

What Tim Burton has done with it is a travesty to my mind being a long time fan of the original series. I was even able to tolerate the remake because it did respect the Dark Shadows franchise.

I was talking to Maya about this earlier in the week and she said the EXACT same thing you're saying Abby, that alot of the fans of the original series are going to be outraged that this was made into a comedy and not respecting the original series.
I was outraged at the 21 Jump Street movie for the same reason.

This is like making a movie and calling it Lexx but turning it all Star Trek-y; Kai wanting to be more alive ala Data, Stan acting like a Benjamin Sisco and Xev being all Seven of Nine. 

Like I said Hollywood wouldn't know an original idea if it jumped up and bit them on the ass.  I was happy when I first heard they were making a movie with Johnny Depp because he would have been a perfect brooding Barnabas Collins, instead he's Jack Sparrow with a blood fetish.

I dare anyone to watch the original with Jonathan Frid or the remake with Ben Cross and tell me this is Dark Shadows.  This has nothing to do with Dark Shadows. 

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Creative rewriting, moral realignment and genre shifts are a GREAT thing. :-)

If it is handled well...

But from what I've heard, Dark Shadows is not much fun - which is probably a much more serious crime than not respecting the genre of the original. I'm going to give it a shot, but ever since Sweeney Todd, I've been rather worried about Tim.

I think I'll watch 21 Jump Street first...

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What was really tragic was that Jonathan Frid died just shortly before the movie opened and it left me feeling as if he got a raw deal on how his character was portrayed in this silly remake. If Burton had done it straight drama or they'd used someone like Alfonso Cuaron to direct would have been in better taste. This one just lool like a sad remake of the Munsters...

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mayaXXX wrote: What was really tragic was that Jonathan Frid died just shortly before the movie opened and it left me feeling as if he got a raw deal on how his character was portrayed in this silly remake. If Burton had done it straight drama or they'd used someone like Alfonso Cuaron to direct would have been in better taste. This one just lool like a sad remake of the Munsters...

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I don't think Jonathan Frid would have appreciated what was done with Barnabas either, The truly sad thing is that Johnny could have played that role seriously and truly honored what Frid had done.

I have to say though calling it a sad remake of the Munsters seems to be an insult to the Munsters.  Now you've got Fred Gwynne spinning in his grave too!

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Ketana wrote: haven't made it to the movies yet but have you seem the upcoming trailers with the snow white re-make..the Queen and the huntsmen? may have the title incorrect but then again..my alzeimers is kicking in lately..also the climb up five flights cuts off my air flow and me brain goes all stupid..
Snowwhite and huntsman http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OjQ4ZC-asro

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Snowwhite and Huntsman looks okay, but it's not what I am really looking forward to...:-)
(That would be Expendables 2 and Prometheus...:-))

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Cesare wrote: Snowwhite and Huntsman looks okay, but it's not what I am really looking forward to...:-)
(That would be Expendables 2 and Prometheus...:-))

awww not to your liking eh? well maybe Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter will be more to your liking then?  :bounce_pinka:

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Cesare wrote: Snowwhite and Huntsman looks okay, but it's not what I am really looking forward to...:-)
(That would be Expendables 2 and Prometheus...:-))

awww not to your liking eh? well maybe Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter will be more to your liking then?  :bounce_pinka:


It's dark-ish fantasy variation on a classical fairy-tale, so I can't really say it's not to my liking...;-) It is one of those I'd like to check out and trailers look yummy.
But it's not a priority...
(Come to think of it - these days hardly any Hollywood flick counts among my priorities...;-))

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I want to see brave lol looks good I loved how to train your dragon by DreamWorks. I live Disney Pixar films. I'm into the mediaeval fantasy and I like the Scottish accents :D

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Went to see Magic Mike yesterday, all I can say is Oh. My. Gawd.

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mayaXXX wrote: Went to see Magic Mike yesterday, all I can say is Oh. My. Gawd.
I just passed out from your description over the phone yesterday. :BULLWHIP:

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Sounds like a version of this and in this English version you really did see skin.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA3W36JVnRc

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My favorite radio personality Harry Shearer plays G. Gordon Liddy and Lexx-grade beauty Michelle Williams stars in "DICK" a comedic send-up of the Watergate scandal and romp through the music and culture of the early '70s. Viewable for the price of salacious thoughts on Crackle.

http://www.crackle.com/c/Dick

I guess the advantage of not going to see movies when they first come out is that you get to see them fresh later.

Be_You_ recommends this movie.


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Just came back from the cinema...:-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGPxlMpzqYQ
Loved every minute of that wonderful cinematic anachronism...:-)

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gads I so want to see the Expendables..both of them..can't find them on my pay-per-view though..anyone gonna see the new James Bond movie..Skyfall?

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Skyfall trailer looks fairly interesting, but I have limited funds, so there is probably only one film that I am going to see in the cinema before Hobbit (which is of course an absolute must-see)... And that would be Sinister... If the whole thing is half as good or half as creepy as the red band trailer, it's gonna be a blast.

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I've seen the Expendables, that movie was pretty dang good, heard the second one was all action and not much plot, I'll wait until it comes out on Pay per view. Magic Mike is going to be out soon on PPV......Ketana wanna share a bowl of popcorn for that one? Or maybe some dollar bills, buahahahahaha!!!

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ugh and oy vey...rented "Magic Mike" on pay per view..ugh..okay so the eye candy was tasty and Tatum can pop and lock it..but it so reminded me of a Rooney and Garland flick..hey let's put on a movie!! what? was it on the fly? was it let's just ad lib our way through scenes interspersed with dick, abs and ass? the only passable piece of music was in the opening..the rest that played in the club SUCKED. Matthew looked like he did this piece of cinematic crap fest stoned out of his mother fucking thong wrapped mind! and I hate to admit this but I knew a 'Tarzan' and while it was fun to party with his zoned out ass...the man didn't know which hole was what..so in wrapping up this dry humping cock fest..I give it two nuts...

cherry bye.

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Ketana wrote: ugh and oy vey...rented "Magic Mike" on pay per view..ugh..okay so the eye candy was tasty and Tatum can pop and lock it..but it so reminded me of a Rooney and Garland flick..hey let's put on a movie!! what? was it on the fly? was it let's just ad lib our way through scenes interspersed with dick, abs and ass? the only passable piece of music was in the opening..the rest that played in the club SUCKED. Matthew looked like he did this piece of cinematic crap fest stoned out of his mother fucking thong wrapped mind! and I hate to admit this but I knew a 'Tarzan' and while it was fun to party with his zoned out ass...the man didn't know which hole was what..so in wrapping up this dry humping cock fest..I give it two nuts...

cherry bye.

:new_shocked::bouncebig:LMAO!  Such a Ketana review, Luv it!

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Sinister - a bit of a disappointment, but still pretty damn good.
Much of the overall creepiness sure can be attributed to the sound design and the soundtrack. Ulver! Aghast! Boards of Canada! Awesome stuff. :cool:

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Saw both the Expendables and Skyfall..

Jet Li and Jason Statham kicked ass, but Stallone's plastic surgery disasters distracted me...

As for Skyfall...BEST BOND in over 20 years...

Bond...JAMES Bond....




:ani-light1:

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mayaXXX wrote: Saw both the Expendables and Skyfall..

Jet Li and Jason Statham kicked ass, but Stallone's plastic surgery disasters distracted me...

As for Skyfall...BEST BOND in over 20 years...

Bond...JAMES Bond....




:ani-light1:

I just rented Exendables 2, some campy action, Jason kicked ass, and Stallone looked a bit too much like Priscilla Presley for my tastes.

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Hobbit!
Yay! :2567::cool::bounce_pinka:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idYL4MN0sM0

Well, it IS thin. Sort of stretched. Like butter scraped over too much bread... Could've been 20 or 30 mins shorter and wouldn't have suffered for it.
But I loved it.
There is a part of my brain that has "cram and lembas and miruvor" written all over it in tengwar script which started pumping all sorts of happy hormones into my system the moment the familiar view of Hobbiton popped up. And it just hasn't stopped since then.
Gosh, I'm glad I saw this.
Hope the world doesn't end this year, because I am *really* looking forward to Smaug, I'm in love with Thranduil already - and I am also very very curious about Beorn.

It's good to be a geek.

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Still haven't had a chance to catch The Hobbit.  I'm curious to see how much extra-textual material makes it in, since they discussed picking and choosing a few "off-page" incidents to focus on for bridging purposes, and because the book proper hardly warrants three 2 1/2-3 hour flicks.

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Bilbo67 wrote:
Still haven't had a chance to catch The Hobbit.  I'm curious to see how much extra-textual material makes it in, since they discussed picking and choosing a few "off-page" incidents to focus on for bridging purposes, and because the book proper hardly warrants three 2 1/2-3 hour flicks.


There is a lot stuff from LotR appendices and some stuff from PJ's head.
There are scenes with White Council, some scenes from Dol Guldur, quite a lot of Radagast... PJ clearly aims to connect The Hobbit to LotR, so the overall feel, while definitely more light-hearted than that of the LotR trilogy, is considerably darker than the tone of the book.
Some scenes follow the book almost 1:1 (especially in the first third of the film), but there are also some fairly significant changes.

As a standalone film it can't compete with any of the LotR trilogy installments... But since (like I wrote) I have a chunk of lembas for brain, I enjoyed the hell out of it.

(BTW, I saw both 2D and 3D - and I recommend 3D. The CGI looks *much* better.)

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Maya went to the theatre to see it in 3D, but they fucked up the audio and video, so she had to get her money back for the ticket, hopefully she can catch it next week.

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Hansel and Gretel anyone? It has Famke as a witch..just for her I would go see!

 

oh hey what about the new zombie movie called 'Warm Bodies'? it looks and sounds very Lexxy...about a dead man but he's coming back alive and feeling sensations? no seriously..I could well imagine Kai in that role..eh?

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Cowboys and Aliens
My grandchildrens (lil Boys) fav. Just the title would make someone cringe but once you past that tain't bad partner.
I can't believe it's on TV already. Didn't it just come out in 2012?

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Wasn't a bad movie, I saw it in the theater, and again on cable.

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yeah so I watched 'Skyfall' and hated it..yes I know it's supposed to be a bit farfetched and yes I love the technology aspects of it but I simply found this one to be 'cartoony' to my taste..first of all the villan, Silva was way overacted..was he gay? or was he deciding midway through the role while he was eating his lunch..I think I'll make him feminite to give it a twist? his salami sandwich was more twisted..sorry Javier you took the check and ran! as for the girl, Severine, Bond didn't bond with her..not even while they fucked..when she died he didn't even bat an eye...poor expensive ho...*sob* I woulda shot her just to end her suffering..OF THIS MOVIE! gads..the only thin that saved this tired franchise was Dame Judi Dench as 'M' loved her..oh and kudo's to the kid who now plays 'Q'..spots indeed! LOL..eh..wait for it to play on TBS..

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I agree with you Ketana about Javier's character and I should have waited for it to come on TBS instead of paying for pay per view. After the train scene in the beginning the movie just went down hill from there.

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Red 2
Despicable Me 2
R.I.P.D.

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Saw Pacific rim. I thought it was kinda long and a tad boring.

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IT'S COMING.IT'S COMING..HE HAD TO DO IT..HE HAD TO..

RIDDICK..

'NUFF SAID..

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okay so I did pay per view and got R.I.P.D. funny as shit..bit campy but I loved Jeff Bridges doing that old west law man..he was fabulous.. liked it..

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@Ketana I also saw R.I.P.D. It was so funny and Jeff Bridges did do a awesome job. I thought his character made the movie.

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red 2.

John Malkovich steals the f'n movie. Bruce Wills is a rockstar..he still has the moves! Dame Helen Mirren, when I grow up I wanna kick ass just like her. I loved this movie, action, comedy and some of the best lines ever spoken in the cinema..yeah I recommend it and you better not say you don't like it cause now I know how to kill a person with origami..

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I got the movie for Christmas and have watched it twice already, I loved it! Yes, again, John Malcovich steals the show! I hope they make more Red movies!

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Riddick.

the role Vin was born to play and in my opinion long overdue. I loved it...a man, granted a man who's eyes glowed in the dark but a man none the less and his dog..how cute! great action, tired formula but when you love the Vin even in a remake we'll take it! recommend it..highly recommended.

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LUCY..

*sigh* runs an hour and twenty..twenty in and already I wanted it to end. Formulaic genre..drug deal gone wrong..her acting was wooden and I know the director was saying, You're under the affects of the drug and should have no emotion, it kinda took hold of the watcher, me. *snore* Morgan Freeman took the paycheck and telephoned his role in this movie..I counted the moles on his face I was so bored..sorry Scarlett..I didn't give a damn..try again..

crap fest..

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That these old eyes should live to behold such wonders:

http://www.slashfilm.com/blomkamps-alien/

(...now don't screw it up, ya Kiwi gobshite!)

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Bilbo67 wrote:
That these old eyes should live to behold such wonders:

http://www.slashfilm.com/blomkamps-alien/

(...now don't screw it up, ya Kiwi gobshite!)


No wonder all the huge YES's in the chatbox, LOL!

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F..k Me seen it all now. Not into zombies movies but maybe you lot might be. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foGraEVNI0s

What will they do a cross over next of I wonder?

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I saw some clips for the new Pride+Prejudice+Zombies and it looked really stupid!

I recently saw Crimson Peak on pay per view, really liked the gothic feel and the stunning costumes and jewelry!



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