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waiguoren
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:08 pm 
 

Empyreal wrote:
Yeah, I know Ang Lee has done other stuff. But all I know him from is that Hulk movie. :lol: Not exactly a stunning reference point...


You've never seen Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon or the dastardly Brokeback Mountain??? Anyway, that 'trilogy' of sorts he did when he was still just a measly Taiwanese director was quite good, I enjoyed Eat Drink Man Woman. His early work is decent enough, maybe a little 'arty', but very different from what he would later do in Hollywood.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:26 pm 
 

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So I finally watched Prometheus. Beautifully shot film. Very gorgeous-looking. Incredibly dumb characters. Very badly-written script. The intro basically spoiled the whole thing. This movie makes so little sense, that even the fans' attempts at filling the Swiss cheese plot with their own explanations and propositions fail embarassingly. All of them. Yet at the same time, if there's a movie that's in desperate need of a sequel, this is the one. There must be a sequel, because otherwise, what the fuck? Also, please ditch the current writers.

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_So where are we? Who the fuck are you guys?
_You're in space, 800 trillion miles from home, because there's a planet here which I believe has gods.
_Fuck off and just gimme some rocks, OK?


_Hey Charlize, do you have a dick?
_My room, 10 minutes.
_YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA


Whoa dude, it's a dead alien! I have to get the fuck out of here!

Hey you're the guy who mapped this shit. Oh, you're lost huh? I had no idea. Well according to my map here, there's an alien lifeform west of you, you should totally go check it out dawg.

Whoa dude, there's a live alien west of us! We have to get the fuck out of here! I know, let's go back to the chamber with the oozing shit of death!

Whoa dude, it's a live alien dick! I MUST STROKE IT

Whoa dude, it's threatening me! Hold on, I got thi- FUCK I DIDN'T SEE IT COMING


[no contaminant present] But the dead alien head is showing some kind of visible cellular activity! Quick, fuck it with a needle and make it talk!


This surgery module is the most hyper-advanced piece of medical equipment humanity has ever made. MEN ONLY.


Holy shit, a contorted human body made its way back to the ship. LET'S KICK IT


Motherfuckers created us and now they want to kill us? Guess I'll have to pay them a visit and hope that I'll survive the trip without food and a place to sleep amidst all this alien death shit, instead of GOING BACK AND WARNING HUMANITY.


The sequel will raise more questions than it answers, guaranteed. I'm not even interested in the answers at this point.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:10 am 
 

Notepad old bur my favorite of all romantic movies. I watched this at my home late night. I enjoyed this movie a lot.

4.5/5.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:21 am 
 

kingnuuuur wrote:
Yet at the same time, if there's a movie that's in desperate need of a sequel, this is the one. There must be a sequel, because otherwise, what the fuck?


Please. Who gives a shit what bunch of bullshit some other team of writers comes up with?

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darkeningday
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:28 am 
 

Life of Pi proved to be about as objectively good as it possibly could have been, so expect Empyreal to hate it.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:04 am 
 

MacMoney wrote:
Please. Who gives a shit what bunch of bullshit some other team of writers comes up with?

In retrospect, probably not a good idea. I love the Alien universe. Seeing as the events in Prometheus don't connect in any way with any of the Alien movies, I think I can live without a sequel and pretend that Prometheus never happened. It's easy to do at this point.

If there will be a sequel though, it will most likely be asking about who created the Engineers, and who created those who creat... ALIEN JESUS. Yeah, not looking forward to any such implications.

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darkeningday
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:11 am 
 

The sequel was confirmed ages ago. Not that I'll bother with it, of course...
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:03 am 
 

Of course.
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kingnuuuur
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:24 pm 
 

Check out Prometheus's original script.

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lord_ghengis
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:03 am 
 

Well I got around to seeing Skyfall. It's pretty much only good for the intro sequence, which is cool as, then a pretty good start until you actually meet the main villain, after that it gets stupid as hell. You've got a Dark Knight level clusterfuck of "That was all a plan!" bullshit writing, to the point of Silver planning to drop a fucking train on his pursuer at a specific time and a specific, completely out of the way location using a bomb he planted months beforehand. Then you've got the new Q, who is one of the worst character's ever created, he's young, he's hip and he can hack magic, the hacking on here is so bad it seriously shows hacking as a goddamn GUI video game, like that 80's movie. Then you've got the dumbassed conclusion, where the bad guy just goes weird as hell, who despite always wanting to kill M, suddenly has to have some kind of murder suicide gesture despite trying to shoot her right in face 24 hours before, and damn how stupid do the heroes have to be to walk using torches while being within viewing range of the building the bad guys are actively shooting at after escaping the scene safely through a hidden tunnel the bad guys don't even know exists, and just blew up the only entrance too, so they would NEVER know they used it. In fact the whole genesis of the film suddenly sucking is triggered by Bond getting himself captured for no reason at all (and getting his current vagina deadened the process), after he'd snuck onto a boat without detection, and was on his way to the bad guys island where he could have gone completely secretly and not gotten captured as his first plan.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:22 pm 
 

My opinion on Life of Pi is now law. I will enforce it with an iron fist.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:10 am 
 

I agree with everything lord-ghengis said. He pretty much summed up a lot of the things that annoyed me about the movie.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:05 am 
 

^Same.

All hail lord_ghengis!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:33 am 
 

Hahaha, Empyreal reviewed The Number 23. Even his review can't even begin to scratch the surface of how terribly shitty that movie is. It's the worst movie I've ever seen, and I'm saying that without even slightly hyperboling. I mean, Topsy Kretts? GOD DAMN IT MOVIE! TOPSY KRETTS!? That is the only time I actually facepalmed from a movie.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:57 am 
 

Necroticism174 wrote:
Hahaha, Empyreal reviewed The Number 23. Even his review can't even begin to scratch the surface of how terribly shitty that movie is. It's the worst movie I've ever seen, and I'm saying that without even slightly hyperboling. I mean, Topsy Kretts? GOD DAMN IT MOVIE! TOPSY KRETTS!? That is the only time I actually facepalmed from a movie.


It was like watching a clown dance around with a sign saying 'LOOK AT HOW STUPID I AM! LOOK AT HOW STUPID I AM!' It was so bad it was hilarious at times. But mostly just embarrassing in how seriously it took itself.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:02 pm 
 

Just gonna drop this here.

Hands down the stupidest movie I've ever seen. I don't know whether I want to high-five the person responsible for this masterpiece or punch him in the ear.

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The vacuum gets her pregnant. Their offspring? A Cabbage Patch Kid's head and limbs attached to a hand-held vacuum...
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:26 pm 
 

Empyreal wrote:
Necroticism174 wrote:
Hahaha, Empyreal reviewed The Number 23. Even his review can't even begin to scratch the surface of how terribly shitty that movie is. It's the worst movie I've ever seen, and I'm saying that without even slightly hyperboling. I mean, Topsy Kretts? GOD DAMN IT MOVIE! TOPSY KRETTS!? That is the only time I actually facepalmed from a movie.

It was like watching a clown dance around with a sign saying 'LOOK AT HOW STUPID I AM! LOOK AT HOW STUPID I AM!' It was so bad it was hilarious at times. But mostly just embarrassing in how seriously it took itself.

Oh my god, that movie was so bad it was almost hilarious. I rented it at random with a friend of mine years ago and we had no idea what was in store for us. After a while we both got fed up with trying to take it seriously and started riffing over it; if you remember, at one point Carrey's character says "what is 23?" and then pauses and looks up at a stained-glass window. I thought of the stupidest thing I could think of, and blurted out "is it god?" only for the character himself to say that exact line a split-second later. Shame on me for thinking I could come up with something dumber than the movie could.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:53 pm 
 

I never saw 23, but what the fuck is wrong with The Candyman? Why you downing The Candyman?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:41 pm 
 

Because it is a vile, mean spirited, ugly mess of a movie with no imagination. People are fooled by the cool setting and the dingey atmosphere, but really after the first 20 minutes it just repeats itself over and over with little imagination and no taste at all. Total shit.

I started watching The Number 23 at around 1 AM and I turned it off about three minutes in when Carrey started making his soliloquies while chasing that stupid dog around, in between scenes of him flirting at parties or something. It was just too much randomness at the time...luckily I got through the whole thing the next morning OK. :lol:
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:52 pm 
 

failsafeman wrote:
Oh my god, that movie was so bad it was almost hilarious. I rented it at random with a friend of mine years ago and we had no idea what was in store for us. After a while we both got fed up with trying to take it seriously and started riffing over it; if you remember, at one point Carrey's character says "what is 23?" and then pauses and looks up at a stained-glass window. I thought of the stupidest thing I could think of, and blurted out "is it god?" only for the character himself to say that exact line a split-second later. Shame on me for thinking I could come up with something dumber than the movie could.


That's hilarious!

I saw the movie when it came out and in all honesty I can't remember a single thing about it. Absolutely no memory of it comes to mind when I try to think of it. I guess that says something.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:23 am 
 

Scaramouche: A swashbuckler flick from the 50s about the French revolution, theater... And a bunch of other hogwash. I'm not sure how much old films like this should be forgiven for their light-hearted approach on... Well, a lot of things: Sexism very much, but also the one-sided take on the French revolution, killing in general. Also: Incest is a funny thing. The hero falls in love with a woman (at first sight), a minute later finds out she is his sister. He still loves him (like a man loves a woman, not like a sister though being such an old film, the carnality is very much put aside) but of course rejects her advances (she is unaware). By the end, he discovers that they're not siblings after all so it's all okay! Perhaps I'm being too critical and watching it with too much of a modern point of view, but it feels very dated.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:03 am 
 

It wasn't that bad of a movie. I think some of you are exaggerating just a tad. If you're going into it expecting a mind bending film then you'll surely think it sucks but if you treat it like it is, which is a slightly interesting/ standard twist affair in the vein of M. Night Shyamalan or an average Twilight Zone episode, it's no worse than Basic or Secret Window. Even then it's not a good movie but it's certainly not a laugh riot, it's a film that had potential but for many reasons failed to break the mold or surprise in a good way.

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Image

This 1969 French film mixes romance and junky drama together, with fantastic results. Some here might find it worth checking out solely for the soundtrack, which includes lots of proto-punk and experimental music of the time. I unfortunately watched it dubbed--I'm sure it would have been even more impressive with the native audio and subtitles. Highly recommended to those who enjoyed Candy (Heath Ledger Romance/Junky Drama).
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Your image link doesn't work. This - and the fact that a lot of people use the internet at work and hence surf without images - is why , instead of relying on images or YouTube links to name your song/artist/video/film/whatever, you should type out the title of whatever you are talking about.

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It wasn't that bad of a movie. I think some of you are exaggerating just a tad. If you're going into it expecting a mind bending film then you'll surely think it sucks but if you treat it like it is, which is a slightly interesting/ standard twist affair in the vein of M. Night Shyamalan or an average Twilight Zone episode, it's no worse than Basic or Secret Window. Even then it's not a good movie but it's certainly not a laugh riot, it's a film that had potential but for many reasons failed to break the mold or surprise in a good way.


Basic was actually a kick ass thriller, despite the silly twists at the end. The Number 23 just sucks. It's poorly written and riddled with so many plot holes there's barely a coherent thread at all anymore...yeah, I dunno, I wouldn't consider M. Night Shyamalan to be a good reference point either though.
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Dangi5. The film is called More.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:30 pm 
 

Empyreal wrote:
Basic was actually a kick ass thriller, despite the silly twists at the end. The Number 23 just sucks. It's poorly written and riddled with so many plot holes there's barely a coherent thread at all anymore...yeah, I dunno, I wouldn't consider M. Night Shyamalan to be a good reference point either though.

Yeah I don't remember much of Basic apart from the ending, which was so ludicrous that it completely destroyed the movie for me. If the final act of a film is weak I usually come away not caring for it. Which is probably why I don't remember much of The Number 23, nothing stuck but I don't recall hating it.
My point about M. Night Shyamalan is that his movies are akin to an okay episode of Twilight Zone. They are good ideas but the execution suffers in certain sections so you can't flat out call it excellent. Although I find Unbreakable and The Sixth Sense to be very good, and to certain extent The Village, the majority of his movies are lacklustre.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:38 pm 
 

The Village is one of the first movies I ever found myself going to extreme lengths to explain why it was as shitty as it was. I usually blame Yahtzee or Ultraboris as the reason I started reviewing, but I think my seething rage for how awful and convoluted and shitty and predictable and inconsistent and lazy and poorly thought out and... gaaaaaaaaAAAAAAH that movie was wretched.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:01 pm 
 

People always say Unbreakable is a good movie. I haven't seen it...but I've seen The Sixth Sense which I didn't like much, and everything else I've seen has been crap - Signs, The Happening, The Last Airbender. Shitty director.
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Unbreakable is really polarizing. I'm not sure how I feel about it, it wasn't outright shit like Signs or The Village (I haven't seen anything past that because he was pretty firmly in the "worst name director" category by that point), but it wasn't anything special either. It was really slow moving and convoluted with a few preposterously and unforgivably large plot holes, so I guess I didn't like it.
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When it came out in cinemas everyone dismissed The Village based solely on the ending. I admit it would have been cool
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if they really were beastly creatures, and the last shot was something similar to the river of Styx or the City of Dis from Dante's Inferno.
That's the ending I would have preferred, but the actual ending is plausible and works despite everyone getting their panties in a bunch over Mr. Popular at the time not living up to the hype.

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People always say Unbreakable is a good movie.

Everyone says it because it genuinely is a good movie. The only area that I see anyone attacking is the long drawn out scenes, but that's really his style and it builds tension. It's hardly something to get irritated by (unless you're the Michael Bay type that's needs yelling and explosions every three minutes). Most of his movies hinge on the ending, so if the big reveal doesn't suit then of course they'll be a lot of dismissal and finger waving.

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You think that ending works? It makes the movie utterly pointless. The twist shouldn't be the ending of the film, a twist should say, "Shit that makes things different now doesn't it?" which would make the ending phase of the film go in wholly different way, M. Nights twists are 'ha, you didn't expect that did you!? I'm so great" then it ends. It doesn't even make you view the film in a totally different way, like say, Memento does (although that film doesn't hinge on the twist entirely, I'm merely using it as an example of a film that ENDS on the twist, which actually makes the entire film be viewed in a different way), it just goes, that was unexpected, and makes everything that occurred in the movie entirely uninteresting and unimportant.

And it's plausible? How is that a plausible outcome. No society would be that stupid.
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I'm definitely reviewing Unbreakable sometime in the next month now.
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lord_ghengis wrote:
And it's plausible? How is that a plausible outcome. No society would be that stupid.

I seriously doubt that. I reiterate that it's plausible.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:55 pm 
 

M. Night's films are so formulaic, it's not even funny. After the Sixth Sense, I never found his stuff even worthy of being passable. I completely agree with what lord_genghis said about the "ha, you didn't expect that did you!? I'm so great" bit. That's the impression that I get from seeing most of his movies. And not to deride him for the heck of it, but his tiny cameos just make me feel like he's attempting to attain some sort of cult status =/

I remember few years back when I was asked if I wanted to check out his then latest movie 'The Happening', I nonchalantly replied, "Not happening".

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Slingblade: hrhm, I reckon this was a well written, slow paced, character driven movie. It was quite good and memorable. I don't like Billy Bob Thornton but here his performance was great, very believable and fascinating. I liked the charm of it, the subtle darkness that doesn't get heavy handed, the pacing, and the way they handled the gradual build up and last few scenes.
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failsafeman wrote:
Oh my god, that movie was so bad it was almost hilarious. I rented it at random with a friend of mine years ago and we had no idea what was in store for us. After a while we both got fed up with trying to take it seriously and started riffing over it; if you remember, at one point Carrey's character says "what is 23?" and then pauses and looks up at a stained-glass window. I thought of the stupidest thing I could think of, and blurted out "is it god?" only for the character himself to say that exact line a split-second later. Shame on me for thinking I could come up with something dumber than the movie could.


I had a similar experience with The Orphan. I didnt want to see it in the first place and knew the twist beforehand. The whole movie felt cliche, especially the "scares". Towards the end, when the mom and Ester fight, I said "its going to show her gone", right after the mom and kids leave and dont even bother to check to see if she's actually dead. Maybe 10 seconds later, it showed her gone and I nearly pissed myself laughing so hard. Yet, a bunch of giels screamed.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:31 am 
 

I actually loved Orphan. The scares were terrible and the twist predictable, but the script and dialog were absolute gold and the performances were understated and always enjoyable. Not really a horror film at all--just a slickly designed drama with a creepy third act.
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darkeningday wrote:
I actually loved Orphan. The scares were terrible and the twist predictable, but the script and dialog were absolute gold and the performances were understated and always enjoyable. Not really a horror film at all--just a slickly designed drama with a creepy third act.


My friend that was dying to see that was obsessed with Sorority Row. He bitched at me for weeks cause I said I didnt want to see it and how I dragged him to a bunch of movies(namely lord of the rings and star wars, which he said he would see). Anyway, before it came out, the scenes online showed every death and the killer/the reveal was one of the lamest. I almost forgot Perfect Getaway, which I nearly fell asleep through.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:39 pm 
 

Orphan and Perfect Getaway are both first rate horror/thriller films. Perfect Getaway especially is just a ton of fun and has a lot of bounce and energy to it, and I'm always invested every time. Orphan is a dark, twisted and kick ass horror film and probably the best example of the completely modernized horror flick that I can think of, probably because it never uses the supernatural as a crutch and keeps the focus squarely on immediate, bone-shaking terror that never leaves the realm of human characters and situations. Both are very good, clever movies that are about more than just your generic scares and plot twists - there is real merit underneath both plot twists and some genuinely good, strong writing and tension, plus good characters in both films. You can't just watch movies like these in the mindset of "oh, I know the plot twist; it sucks now." There's more to them than that.
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