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Old 02-10-2006, 09:37 AM   #81
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Saw "Derailed" yesterday. Decent performance as ever from Clive Owen, Anniston was also pretty good although a lot of people will always think of her as Racheal from Friends. The plot's a bit odd in the way that it seems all of hiis problems could have been solved if he'd just been honest with his wife. I know a lot of films have their theme as honesty, but when lying ends up owing you $120,000 and medication for your own daughter, most people tend to be a bit truthful. Still, that's no reason to hate the movie completely, Owens performance alone, along with the perfect villian from Vincent Cassel (The nightfox from Oceans 12) is enough reason to see it. I'd give it a 3/5

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Old 02-10-2006, 11:51 AM   #82
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Have you seen March of the Penguins? I saw it last night. It was awesome. 4/5
I loved this, it amazed me how long they go without food, What Animals!


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Old 02-12-2006, 03:05 PM   #83
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I watched Glengarry Glen Ross last week because David Mamet is a genius and I've wanted to see it for years. It's a truly great movie; it has about three sets and is set over about a 24 hour period but it totally sucks you in and leaves you completely enthralled. Obviously Pacino is exemplary, and Ed Harris puts in a good turn, but Jack Lemmon steals the show. It'd be a crime not to give this movie 5/5

I watched Apocalypse Now Redux again too, but this time I was tripping and it was one of the three most amazing experiences of my entire life.


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Old 02-12-2006, 04:38 PM   #84
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I loved this, it amazed me how long they go without food, What Animals!
Yyes, MofP was a great documentry. Interesting animals, they are.


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Old 02-17-2006, 06:38 PM   #85
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I saw Firewall, it wasn't bad, not great though either. The best part is Harrison Ford proves he's still got what it takes to do some physical stuff (more Indy anyone?)


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Old 02-18-2006, 07:52 AM   #86
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Saw Big Moma's House 2...wait, scratch that. Was dragged to Big Moma's House 2. All I can really say is, it surpassed expectations considring my expectations for the film were as low as could possibly be. To be fair, it had a few laughs and it didn't take itself too seriously. I won't go into too many details, but I give it a 2 out of 5, which is two more than I expected to give it.

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No point in double posting. Just been to see Aeon Flux. Well, half of it, I never walk out of a movie I've paid to see, but as I have this movie pass thing, I found the movie to be less a waste of my money and more a waste of my time. I won't go into details because there's so much I can say about this movie and it wouldn't even scratch the surface of how bad it is, so I won't try. But i'll put it this way, I've seen plenty of bad movies in my time, but none of them have actually annoyed my like this one. I know that a lot of you will go and see this out of curiosity now, even if you expect it to be bad, you think it's one of those films that you have to see just to say that you saw it, word to the wise, please don't, it may result in a sequel.


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Old 02-25-2006, 04:01 PM   #87
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I just watched Wedding Crashers: the Uncorked Version. It was ****in' great. That movie was awesome.


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Old 03-04-2006, 07:24 PM   #88
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Quick rundown.

Okay, so, since my last post, I've seen Good Night and Good Luck (very good if you can follow it, otherwise, it'll just result in boredome as my friend found out, 4/5), Date Movie (gross out comedy of the Scary Movie kind...if you like that kind of thing...my date didn't like it either 2/5 and I'm being generous), Lucky Number Slevin (good story, decent acting, amazingly predictable, 3/5) and finally, today, I saw Proof (a story about math which has very little math in it, actually it's a story about a girl trying to find out if she's as mentally unstable as her father was before he died, I'd say it would have been better if you could warm up to Gwyneth Paltrow's characters, but as it is, her one moment of happiness was too short and I found myself getting irritated by her, 3/5)

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Old 03-17-2006, 01:31 PM   #89
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So i guess no ones watching any movies at the moment then? Fair enough. I'd hate to double post, but that's frankly the only way people are going to see this. I'll give a quick rundown (again). Let's see.

Went and saw the Weatherman, quite enjoyable, some funny jokes, but overall, I'm not sure if Nicholas Cage's character was likable enough for me to get behind him, 3/5.

Two for the Money, frankly, a very weak story, Pacino is, well, he's Pacino which some may find to be the only winning quality of this movie. 2/5

The Matador, very funny, nice story, but drags a little in the middle, would have gotten a 5 if it weren't for that as the performances were great. 4/5

And finally, V for Vendetta. What can I say, Blow stuff up, sprout some Shakespear, blow stuff up some more. But still, inspirational speeches, interesting and somewhat surreal scenes, good characters, great story and even Natalie Portmans British accent can be forgiven. 5/5

Right, now I'm off to make some eggs in a basket.

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Old 03-18-2006, 03:38 AM   #90
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I guess I won't go to the cinema until Slither is out.

Partly because our local cinema closed for good, partly because there aren't too many movies I'm interested in.

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Old 03-18-2006, 05:56 AM   #91
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Slither looks good, but I'm probably only going to go see it for the same reason Alien is :P

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Old 03-18-2006, 05:38 PM   #92
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Well my local arts cinema just showed Seducing Dr Lewis, a full month before it's being released in the UK, which was cool (plus it was free!)

The film was also really, really, really good... it's a Canadian-French comedy about a remote island village of 120 people living off welfare after their fishing industry died. They need to sign on a doctor full time so that they can have a factory on the island and have jobs for everyone, but no doctor wants to live there... until, that is, one doctor agrees to stay there for a month, whereupon all the villagers have to make him fall in love with the island so that he'll stay on. They do that with lies and by tapping his phone, though... hilarity ensues.

If you want a comparison, think a cross between Amelie, Goodbye Lenin! and Father Ted.

Everything's perfect about this film and it's definitely a must-see if the above description tickles your fancy. One for the DVD collection methinks... 5/5
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Old 03-20-2006, 03:00 AM   #93
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Slither looks good, but I'm probably only going to go see it for the same reason Alien is :P
At first, yes, it was because of Nathan, but I think the movie will be great on its own as well. I'm - as always - cautious not to read any spoilers, but from the trailer, site and pictures I guess it will be kick-ass fun. Maybe like a darker Tremors or Evolution?

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Old 03-20-2006, 06:37 AM   #94
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Didn't really enjoy Evolution, but I've seen the trailer for Slither and it does look pretty funny.

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Old 05-28-2006, 09:46 PM   #95
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I saw Poseidon last week. Good movie. I'd recommend it.


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Old 05-28-2006, 11:19 PM   #96
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I saw Goodnight and Good Luck. It's good as a documentary, but other than that, its slow and the story is purely political.

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Old 05-29-2006, 05:12 AM   #97
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One of our smaller local cinemas had an "Indiana Jones"-triple last week... that was really cool. The mood was just perfect, and watching these films in a cinema filled with people who LOVE them (otherwise they wouldn't have bothered to waste 8 hours of their lives) was a fantastic experience. I've never seen them on the big screen before, so I was very excited. The image quality was surprisingly good for films of that age. Of course, "Raiders" contained some quite grainy and scratchy sequences, but with each movie the percentage of bad quality parts shrunk, and "Crusade" didn't look worse than a new film being in theaters for a couple of weeks. The most laughters went into any actor's German lines (the movies were shown in English), since some of them are REALLY badly tanslated and/or performed (although I was positively surprised as to how many actual German actors were in the movie who delivered perfect German lines).

I'll definitely be up for another "multiple" like this... be it "Star Wars" (OOT), "Back to the Future" or "Jurassic Park".

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Old 05-29-2006, 07:40 AM   #98
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Hmm, lets see, what have I seen lately?

Saw Mission Impossible 3, better than the second, on par with the first. I'd give it a 4 (all out of five)

X-Men: The Last Stand, very good, but Bryan Singers absence is noticable and parts of it could have been done better (i.e, dialogue and story telling, the "cure" is nothing more than an excuse for the climax rather than an a larger ethics discussion, which among the various mutants it should have been). Still very good though, another 4.

Prime, meant to be a romatic comedy but you'll hardly laugh and it's not that romantic, 2.

I've seen others, but I'll report on them at a later date.

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Old 05-29-2006, 11:48 AM   #99
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It's not really clear from the trailer - is Poseidon just about a sinking ship or is there some big arse sea monster?


You mean the way the sea stays steady as a rock and the buildings keep washing up and down? Yes I thought that was odd.
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Old 05-29-2006, 12:14 PM   #100
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Big ship, big tidle wave, big ship goes upside down, people have to try to get off. No monsters.

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Old 05-29-2006, 12:29 PM   #101
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*sigh*Disappointing as hell ...

I guess it was just wishful thinking really


You mean the way the sea stays steady as a rock and the buildings keep washing up and down? Yes I thought that was odd.
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Old 05-29-2006, 12:47 PM   #102
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Didn't you ever see The Poseidon Adventure?!? I can't wait for the remake, it should be fantastic.

I was coerced into seeing X-Men: The Last Stand the other day. We're using a five star rating system? 1.


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Old 06-03-2006, 11:19 AM   #103
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I saw X-men 3 as well. Was fairly dissapointed with it. THe last two felt like big motion pictures that flowed together, then this one was sort of like a comic book fast, lots of action, and not as much story depth. I have some other issues, but their spoilery and I'm too lazy to type them at the moment.


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I saw Poseidon. What a good film! I mean, it's a disaster movie, and the only thing I want to see in a disaster movie is a disaster, and I get that in spades with Poseidon. Great! 3/5


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Old 07-06-2006, 09:22 PM   #105
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I saw Superman Returns the other day, the IMAX 3D version. Overall I liked it and would probably give it a B+. Some parts were real cheesy, like most of the scenes with Lois and Superman. I've never been a Superman fan because of the whole cant die lazers from eyes schtick but the movie had a suprisingly good story. I thought it looked great, the colors and the style were really vibrant. It's a great movie to see on the big screen, I'd highly recommend it but I wouldn't recommend the IMAX version, the extra few bucks really wern't worth it.
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Old 07-07-2006, 08:58 AM   #106
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Last film I went to see was probably The Da Vinci Code and that was terrible. Of course it was another book-film adaptation that I think personally failed. Partly due to the overall ridiculous claims of the plot and also the wrong casting of the characters, Tom Hanks was his usual self, I don't even want to mention that awful French woman even Ian Mckellan wasn't that great. Out of five, I'd probably give it 1.


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Old 07-07-2006, 02:43 PM   #107
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My review for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Dead man's Chest can be found here.

For those who can't be asked to click on the link, I gave it a 4.

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Oh hell, just for the record, because I have this movie pass thing, a while ago I went to see Disney's The Wild... turns out Kiefer Sutherland can't do funny... and neither can Disney anymore. 1

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Old 07-14-2006, 01:49 PM   #108
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I saw Superman today. Now, considering the praise this film has received, I have to say it was pretty disappointing. It's not a particularly bad film, but it was far too drawn out and not very satsifying at all. Kevin Spacey is excellent, though.

Pirates 2 is better.
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Old 07-14-2006, 01:54 PM   #109
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Scabb has pretty much said everything I was going to (get out of my head!) including the bit about Spacey.

Since I tend to give these marks out of five, I'll give it a 2 for effort, it's a super hero movie and nothing but.

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