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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #180 on: December 21, 2008, 08:19:26 PM »
Going to see Yes Man with my family tonight... I have a feeling it's going to be terrible, but the popcorn will be good nonetheless.

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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #181 on: December 21, 2008, 08:47:15 PM »
Gran Torino



Loved it.
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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #182 on: December 22, 2008, 06:06:11 AM »
I finally got around to seeing TDK and I loved it.  It's awesome that they kept the CG crap to a minimum - I wish more directors would think this way until CG looks decent in 10 or 20 years time.

The original sequel I thought was pretty fun in a typical cheesy 80's slasher flick sort of way. It doesn't take itself seriously and Pamela Springsteen looks like she has a lot of fun playing Angela. It's not great but good for one of those brain dead horror nights. The third film, Teenage Wasteland, is just dull and boring.

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That's just the sort of flick I would have fapped to when I was a kid before the internet was around.  I really should pull out the VCR and a bunch of old VHS tapes.

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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #183 on: December 28, 2008, 04:51:45 PM »
Speed Racer on blu-ray

I saw it before, but it's far superior on blu-ray since I can fast forward over any scene with the fat kid and monkey.

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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #184 on: December 28, 2008, 06:58:07 PM »
you kept thinking "these people are responsible for the Wii"
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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #185 on: December 28, 2008, 08:04:25 PM »
Saw The Spirit on Friday, Wanted on BD last night, and Iron Man on BD today.

The Spirit was almost bizarre with how much weird shit was going on (
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), Wanted was awesome and fucking boss in HD, same for Iron Man.

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« Reply #186 on: December 29, 2008, 11:43:23 PM »


really really good. probably movie of the year.  actually, it is movie of the year. everyone go and see this



good shit

black comedy classic

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« Reply #187 on: January 01, 2009, 11:30:38 PM »
The Prestige was OMG good. 
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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #188 on: January 01, 2009, 11:42:08 PM »
Speed Racer: Within the first ten minutes or so I was ready to crucify all the eb'ers who recommended this flick, but at about the halfway point I realized I was being a tad too cynical and tried to just enjoy the movie for what it was. By the end of the flick I was pretty much on board, and enjoyed it. Nothing earth-shattering, but simple, mindless fun with some of the best visuals I've seen in quite a while.

Into the Wild: I must have been living under a rock, because I had no idea this film was based on a true story and as a result, the intended impact went over my head until the very end when I found that fact out. Seemed to drag here and there, but I'm going to have to watch it again as I was on the web simultaneously and not giving it my whole attention.
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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #189 on: January 02, 2009, 12:47:50 AM »
I saw Doubt today. I enjoyed it a lot. The story was fine, but what really made this movie were the incredible performances by everyone.

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« Reply #190 on: January 02, 2009, 11:13:52 AM »
Pineapple Express:  Decent.  Some good laughs

Forgetting Sarah Marshall:  Good bromance movie.  That dude shows his penis a lot.  I hear Mila Kunis plays games.  We should get her on the bore with Macauley.

Dark Knight:  Awesome.  I was scared this was another GTA4 or Bioshock where the hype ruined the movie.  It was amazing.  I always figured people obsessed with Ledger's performance where too young to remember Nicholson's Joker or guilty of Cobain syndrome.  It was an awesome performance and amazing movie.

Tropic Thunder:  Also really good.  Tom Cruise is awesome.

Quantum of Solace:  This was pretty meh.  I'm saddened.  I loved Casino Royale.  But the whole plot was sort of fucked over by the new Depression.

Next up is Wall E, Iron Man, Hell Boy 2, and Mad Men.

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« Reply #191 on: January 02, 2009, 11:38:35 AM »
I thought Pineapple Express was pretty awesome.  They don't really make action movies like that anymore.
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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #192 on: January 02, 2009, 12:10:04 PM »
Nightmare Before Christmas - Saw this in Hollywood at the El Capitan before Halloween, in 3D.  Hadn't seen it before.  It had it's ups and downs.  A few of the songs just weren't all that interesting or memorable, and I wanted the movie to go on, so it all felt a bit longer than it needed to be... probably something that can happen easily in a musical.  The 3D was good though I dunno if it really seemed like a big deal.  Maybe Avatar will seal the deal  :P

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind - Pretty good, definitely interesting.  I don't remember all that much in particular to say about it.

Lost Boys - Pretty wank until the end, which was fantastic.  Pretty weird movie.

Hellboy II - I really liked it aside from the CG robo battling near the end and the drunk Hellboy/Abe diversion.  A bit long though, as are most movie's these days.  Some of the art was really wonderful, Del Toro does some maybe the best fantasy stuff these days.  It's not a very crowded arena though.

Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan - I actually hadn't seen this yet!  It was good but maybe not as great as I was expecting after all the hype around it.
The Warriors - Awesome.  Simple but damn good.  Really cool flick.

Sweeney Todd - OK movie.  A bit long for the content presented, and I got pretty tired of the grey.  I liked the Burton Willy Wonka more, aside from some of the inserted daddy issues.

300 - Worse than the comic, and more offensive as well.  Has some neat aspects but pretty much terrible.  If it weren't for the alterations from the comics I wouldn't really blame the film itself for being lame, but the sloooooow moooootion all the time was a disastrous choice.  At least in the comic you get to enjoy the nifty art.  I guess if you like nearly-naked hairless muscle men you could enjoy the nifty men in the film.

Speed Racer - Great.  I was able to get on board with the movie right away, unlike some people who seem to have to get halfway through before it clicks.  Wachowskis redeemed IMO.  I :heartbeat colors.

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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #193 on: January 02, 2009, 02:08:24 PM »
I thought Pineapple Express was pretty awesome.  They don't really make action movies like that anymore.

I loved it. :rock
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« Reply #194 on: January 03, 2009, 01:18:29 AM »
I thought Pineapple Express was pretty awesome.  They don't really make action movies like that anymore.

I loved it. :rock

I thought it had some memorable lines and Danny McBride rocked in it.  My brother and I created a clan for CoD named [BFFF] after we saw the flick this weekend.  The shit with the Daewoo had me rolling.  "Suck my balls twice!"  "I want to be the middle piece so I'm crooked on both sides!" "You vomitted on my printer!"  And so on.

It really felt like a throwback to those action/comedy hybrids in the late 80s and early 90s - like The Last Boyscout/Judd Apatow hybrid.  I really dug it.

Although, if you went in expecting usual over-the-top Apatow hijinks (as in nobody dies) and non-stop comedy, I could see someone being easily disappointed.  This is not Superbad or 40-Year-Old Virgin.
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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #195 on: January 03, 2009, 02:33:09 AM »
Slumdog Millionaire - was great outside of some weird shit throughout (most of it dealing with his wack ass brother)

 

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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #196 on: January 03, 2009, 10:24:35 AM »
Gran Torino- Absolute Garbage
Steel Trap- Terrible
RE:Degeneration- Meh

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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #197 on: January 03, 2009, 03:22:14 PM »
I saw The Spirit last night with my dad, my sister, and my aunt, on vacation from the Bronx. Not even Samuel L. Motherfucking Jackson and a glimpse of Eva Mendes' ass could save that turd. :-\

When my aunt comes to see us, we always see a movie, and it almost always ends up being shitty.
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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #198 on: January 03, 2009, 05:15:30 PM »
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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #199 on: January 03, 2009, 07:49:31 PM »
I watched the last hour of Uwe Boll's In the Name of the King: Dungeon Siege.

it was terrible.

but it has Blind Guardian playing during the credits, which is pretty awesome. GG Uwe Boll, GG.

holy fuck and Hammerfall too :rofl
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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #200 on: January 03, 2009, 07:52:15 PM »
i watched every which way but loose and any which way you can via 360 netflix the other day

clint + orangutan + ruth gordon = gold

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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #201 on: January 03, 2009, 08:15:12 PM »
Kung Power: Enter The Fist is the greatest movie of our generation.
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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #202 on: January 03, 2009, 08:29:23 PM »
Kung Power: Enter The Fist is the greatest movie of our generation.

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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #203 on: January 03, 2009, 08:53:05 PM »
Kung Power: Enter The Fist is the greatest movie of our generation.

We purposely trained him wrong...as a joke.
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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #204 on: January 03, 2009, 10:48:41 PM »
i'm watching unleashed on peachtree.  This is fucking distinguished mentally-challenged fellowed. 
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« Reply #205 on: January 03, 2009, 11:02:53 PM »
Vantage Point: Totally telegraphed ending, but a fun ride
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« Reply #206 on: January 04, 2009, 12:19:28 AM »
Kung Power: Enter The Fist is the greatest movie of our generation.

We purposely trained him wrong...as a joke.

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« Reply #207 on: January 09, 2009, 12:56:33 AM »
Dune for the first time

EEE CHAA out of 10.
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« Reply #208 on: January 09, 2009, 01:53:18 AM »
I watched Tropic Thunder on dvd earlier today with some friends. I'm so happy I that I didn't waste money on this when it was in theaters. :-\

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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #209 on: January 10, 2009, 02:03:17 AM »
Watched "Taken" yesterday, Liam Neeson is such a badass I wish he was my dad.

also Neeson should have been the 90s bond instead of shitty Brosnan.
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ch1nchilla

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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #210 on: January 10, 2009, 03:07:20 AM »
Gran Torino. Loved it.

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« Reply #211 on: January 10, 2009, 06:12:06 PM »
Untraceable - was alright

Breach - really good.

Jumper - didn't hate it
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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #212 on: January 10, 2009, 09:35:38 PM »
Step Brothers: Hi fucking larious. fuck you, I know you all hated it.

I liked it a lot

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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #213 on: January 10, 2009, 10:25:02 PM »
I loved stepbrothers.

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« Reply #214 on: January 11, 2009, 01:12:37 AM »
I saw The Wrestler tonight, I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would.
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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #215 on: January 11, 2009, 02:47:12 AM »
Slumdog Millionaire is the best movie I've seen in months.

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« Reply #216 on: January 11, 2009, 04:53:37 AM »
I just watched Gran Torino and I think it might be the best Clint Eastwood movie.  It is a bit awkward watching the first half with an asian friend though.

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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #217 on: January 11, 2009, 05:41:07 AM »
The Butterfly Effect:  Surprisingly almost decent.  If not for the bad casting (Kelso is standout bad casting, but he's by far not the only black mark) and the movie's tendency to attempt to be melodramatic, this was kind of surprisingly not terrible.  Maybe in 10 years when they remake it they can avoid those pratfalls.
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« Reply #218 on: January 11, 2009, 11:40:50 AM »
Milk - I absolutely hate Gus Van Sant, but I felt like I had to see this anyway. Great cast, excluding Brolin. He can't act. And Diego Luna's character was horribly written; his character definitely could have been cut from the film.

Benjamin Button - Zodiac is still my favorite Fincher movie. This ranks right between Panic Room and Alien 3.

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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #219 on: January 11, 2009, 11:59:33 AM »
So you agree Button is overrated? Good

but wtf @ Brolin. He's a good actor
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« Reply #220 on: January 11, 2009, 12:07:40 PM »
The entirety of his screen time in Goonies and his drunken rant scene in Milk indicate that he's the opposite.

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« Reply #221 on: January 11, 2009, 12:11:46 PM »
I thought he was good in NCFOM and American Gangster. Wasn't bad in W either
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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #222 on: January 12, 2009, 04:03:48 AM »
Just watched Scream 3.  I love the first movie and I thought the sequel was pretty good (for a horror sequel).  Despite being a fan of the series, I skipped out on 3 after I read a spoiler-filled synopsis.  On paper, the movie sounds distinguished mentally-challenged fellowed, but it's really not all that bad.  I definitely wouldn't be like, "You GOTTA see Scream 3," but it's probably ahead of the curve as far as horror sequels go.  The only major negative is that in some ways, the third film becomes what the first two mocked so well.  The self-awareness isn't as well used (being set on a movie set could have made this the best one in terms of self-awareness), and when it is used, it seems really forced (Randy's video).

Still, I'm glad I pirated it and gave it a watch.  It's not bad.
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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #223 on: January 12, 2009, 09:05:18 AM »
Josh Brolin was fantastic in Milk I thought. He is really deserving of a best supporting oscar nod. Next to Sean Penn he was the best thing about Milk.

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« Reply #224 on: January 12, 2009, 09:06:26 AM »
Just watched Scream 3.  I love the first movie and I thought the sequel was pretty good (for a horror sequel).  Despite being a fan of the series, I skipped out on 3 after I read a spoiler-filled synopsis.  On paper, the movie sounds distinguished mentally-challenged fellowed, but it's really not all that bad.  I definitely wouldn't be like, "You GOTTA see Scream 3," but it's probably ahead of the curve as far as horror sequels go.  The only major negative is that in some ways, the third film becomes what the first two mocked so well.  The self-awareness isn't as well used (being set on a movie set could have made this the best one in terms of self-awareness), and when it is used, it seems really forced (Randy's video).

Still, I'm glad I pirated it and gave it a watch.  It's not bad.

I saw Scream 3 in theaters, but it really just became what it mocked.  I also hated the fact that it retroactively made the second installment completely irrelevant
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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #225 on: January 12, 2009, 12:16:14 PM »


i saw pineapple express a couple of days ago. i thought it was really great.

it was pretty consistent with the laughs, and it's one of the best buddy flicks i've seen.
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« Reply #226 on: January 12, 2009, 12:26:54 PM »
pinapple express was totally awesome
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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #227 on: January 12, 2009, 12:44:34 PM »
i bet if saul wasn't high all the time, he'd still be awesome :-[
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« Reply #228 on: January 12, 2009, 12:54:26 PM »
Pineapple Express :rock

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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #229 on: January 12, 2009, 03:17:54 PM »
oh fuck
just watched Taken
don't care if i've seen it in 2009. It's my MOTY 2008.
shit was balls to the wall amazing.
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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #230 on: January 12, 2009, 03:30:42 PM »
You know, Wanted was actually pretty damn entertaining.

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« Reply #231 on: January 12, 2009, 03:36:31 PM »
Watched Jeremiah Johnson last night.
Beautiful vistas, Redford is cool and the whole mountain man thing is really appealing and well handled.  The DVD transfer sucks pretty bad unfortunately.
I liked it quite a bit, but a lot of the last act seemed kinda forced with all the injun fighting.  It kinda seemed like they put it in the movie so they could sell it as an action film.

Also rewatched Beetlejuice the other night, which holds up very well I think, good flick.  The end part seems a bit rushed and doesn't follow all that well from what preceded, but whatever.
Keaton as Beetlejuice reminded me of Heath Ledger's beloved Joker performance, amusingly enough.  He's great.
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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #232 on: January 13, 2009, 01:43:42 AM »
Gran Torino -  :o :o :o :o

way awesome movie


Taken -  :o :o :o :o :o

:bow Liam Neeson :bow2

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his daughter was a bitch undeserving of the badness of Liam

 

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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #233 on: January 13, 2009, 08:52:36 AM »
You know, Wanted was actually pretty damn entertaining.

:yuck
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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #234 on: January 13, 2009, 04:21:40 PM »
I need to see Taken - I've heard so many good things about it.

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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #235 on: January 13, 2009, 04:23:56 PM »
Watching X-Files: I Want to Believe for the first time tonight. Bracing for the disappointmenton.
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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #236 on: January 13, 2009, 07:55:40 PM »
Doomsday

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what a silly little movie.
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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #237 on: January 13, 2009, 07:56:13 PM »
In Bruges

it was enjoyable

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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #238 on: January 13, 2009, 08:10:58 PM »
Just in from Netflix on BR:

Sex and the city
Tropic Thunder
Burn after reading

Impressions over the next few days.
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Re: The new and improved "Movies you've seen recently" thread
« Reply #239 on: January 13, 2009, 08:12:05 PM »
Saw Man On Wire the other day.  I dunno, it was a decent documentary but from everything I read I was expecting it to be a little more exciting than it actually was.  I've definitely seen better.

Also got around to finally watching The Dark Knight....smh.  THIS is what everyone has been going on and on about?  I should've known better.  Typical summertime superhero garbage.
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