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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:38 pm 
 

Kveldulfr wrote:
And no, Django Unchained is better than Death Proof, at least you have way more action whereas Death Proof made almost nothing. IT wasn't even funny to begin with!


Death Proof was half assed, but it really didn't try to disguise that fact. It wasn't very good, but not very offensive either and had some enjoyable bits here and there. Django, while it wasn't that bad or anything, mostly just came off as a collection of Tarantino cliches without the usual funny dialogue or memorability factor. I dunno, I couldn't get into the bulk of it at all really.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:57 am 
 

why did i just watch Bullet To The Head....
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:46 pm 
 

Must be a glutton for punishment.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:59 pm 
 

So the final part of the epic(ally commercially and critically disastrous) Atlas Shrugged trilogy is seeking additional funding via Kickstarter in order to finalize the film. To call this ironic would be the understatement of the century. Best of luck, Galties! :lol:
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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:06 pm 
 

World War Z is even worse now that I understand all the dialogue.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:05 am 
 

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Planet Terror is awesome. Hilarious, gory and unrepentent. Just a killer horror/comedy flick, one of the better in that style from the mid 2000s. Reminds me a bit of old movies like Brain Dead or something in its style and execution, actually.

Agreed. Planet Terror is one of my favorite movies ever for reasons described above. Not to mention Rose McGowan, who looks absolutely stunning here.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:42 am 
 

Rivers Edge (1986) anybody? The one with Crispin Glover acting like a retard stoner the entire film? In my top 10, and not because of him, although him cracking a beer and whining "It's warm, even!" is a legendary quote. Just check it out.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:18 pm 
 

I saw River's Edge in a small theater back when it was first released. It was so cool (and surprising) to hear Slayer and Hallow's Eve in a movie! I picked up a cheap, used DVD of it a few years ago and must say I think it's aged well and was still a very engrossing film that really takes me back to that time again.

Watched a truly terrible movie over the weekend called Leather Jackets, starring Bridget Fonda, Cary Elwes and D.B. Sweeney. The blurb on the box should've read: No redeeming features. Avoid.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:50 am 
 

I watched There Will Be blood for the hundredth time last night and I've come to the conclusion Daniel Plainview is The greatest film character of all time, "I want you to tell me that you are, and always have been, a false Prophet, that God is a superstition." I love all the anti-religion and misanthropy in this film, not to mention that there are no good guys in the film. Overall, a must watch film for any black metal enthusiast, just the title of the film looks like it was ripped from a Swedish black metal album cover.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:51 pm 
 

V/H/S 2 - Many pages ago, at least one person said that this was much better than the first. Sorry to report, I don't agree. Maybe this was done intentionally, but I found it annoying that so many of the segments involved

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Despite that criticism, the best effort IMO was the one directed by the guy who made The Raid: Redemption. That's not enough to make me give this a recommendation, though.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:25 pm 
 

River's Edge is a great movie, one of my all-time favorites. I can't count on my fingers and toes how many times I've seen that one. My girlfriend and I frequently recite lines of the movie to each other.

Crispin Glover and Keanu Reeves are two of my favorite actors. Steve Buscemi is up there as well. Today I watched Henry's Crime with Keanu Reeves, easily one of the best movies I've seen in a really long time. It's a very different, light-hearted kind of heist movie that actually goes very deep. Extremely enjoyable.

Also today was Trees Lounge with Steve Buscemi, just a movie about Long Island alcoholics. Very interesting.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:40 am 
 

darkeningday wrote:
So the final part of the epic(ally commercially and critically disastrous) Atlas Shrugged trilogy is seeking additional funding via Kickstarter in order to finalize the film. To call this ironic would be the understatement of the century. Best of luck, Galties! :lol:


Ha. Actually, not so ironic considering Rand was on benefits for long stretches of her later life.

Superman 1. Best superhero movie, and the only one I really like. Nolan's Batman is unpleasant and confusing to watch, the 90s Batmans were lightweight, X-Men is forgettable and Spiderman and Iron Man are just shit. I wouldn't have thought it would be that hard to make an epic film about a guy with superpowers but there you go.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:55 am 
 

Predator is one of my favorite Arnie movies. I can't say how this (Predator 3D) will turn out but I will definitely watch it when it hits the theaters this December.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:00 pm 
 

Elektra-Unable to complete an assignment, a morally-conflicted assassin is forced to protect the child protegy she was initially sent to kill from the more dangers killers now on her trail and must use all her powers to keep her safe. Overall I wasn't such a fan of this one. As I've rightly suspected in the past, my lack of comic book knowledge about the character and it's backstory meant that a large portion of the film went by with the understanding that the viewer knew of this so her recruitment into the society, her training (which seems to shift between superhuman levels of skill and then normal human skills depending on the scene's requirements) or the plans of the evil corporation going after the girl as they are just brought up and treated as to be common knowledge in this universe with everyone seeming to have superhuman powers whenever it's convenient for them to display them yet still have regular human skills from time-to-time. Beyond that, the action isn't too bad with a fine house ambush that she thwarts, the battle in the woods is rather fun and the finale in the hedge maze is a lot better than it should be with plenty to enjoy about it. Not nearly as balls-to-the-wall as I usually like, though, with a lot more down-time that combines with the other flaws here to knock this one down considerably.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:10 pm 
 

I take it I am one of the few who really liked Predator 2..
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:16 pm 
 

Diamhea wrote:
I take it I am one of the few who really liked Predator 2..


I freaking love Predator 2. I'll admit that it's not as good as the original, but it's still a damn fun movie and honestly, I was disappointed when Predators made 0 references to that film at all.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:42 am 
 

shouvince wrote:
Predator is one of my favorite Arnie movies. I can't say how this (Predator 3D) will turn out but I will definitely watch it when it hits the theaters this December.

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It's being released on blu ray 3d, not theaters.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:53 am 
 

Both Predator and Predator 2 rule! I have still not scene Predators... should I rectify that? Or is it just another shitty reboot?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:01 am 
 

aaronmb666 wrote:
shouvince wrote:
Predator is one of my favorite Arnie movies. I can't say how this (Predator 3D) will turn out but I will definitely watch it when it hits the theaters this December.

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It's being released on blu ray 3d, not theaters.


Oh dang, my bad! I didn't realize what it was and got over-excited about this :ugh:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:23 am 
 

dontlivefastjustdie wrote:
Both Predator and Predator 2 rule! I have still not scene Predators... should I rectify that? Or is it just another shitty reboot?


I think it was decent follow up to the 2nd predator. There's a good sense of 'survival horror' going on like the 1st one had. I had a hard time to buy Adrien Brody's being a badass but the guy acted well. There was a scene where I laughed a bit but that was just me

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Near the end, Brody is ready to face the predator and he suddenly appears showing his naked torso full of muscles like a fucking spartan but his face looked like the same thin guy I've known on previous movies. I'm not sure if a body double was used or if it was him, but he looked pretty funny.


I'll get that Predator 3D release!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:35 am 
 

It's being released on blu ray 3d, not theaters.[/quote]

Oh dang, my bad! I didn't realize what it was and got over-excited about this :ugh:[/quote]

Eh, I doubt youd miss much. Ive seen my fair share of converted 3d and none of them were worth it. The only time its effective is with animation/cgi.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:57 am 
 

Kveldulfr wrote:
dontlivefastjustdie wrote:
Both Predator and Predator 2 rule! I have still not scene Predators... should I rectify that? Or is it just another shitty reboot?


I think it was decent follow up to the 2nd predator. There's a good sense of 'survival horror' going on like the 1st one had. I had a hard time to buy Adrien Brody's being a badass but the guy acted well. There was a scene where I laughed a bit but that was just me.

Sounds like I should give it a shot, thanks for the quick synopsis!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:24 am 
 

Watched Kill List last night and as the credits rolled, the only response I could give was 'Hmmm.'
It's been bugging me all day because I can't specify how it made me feel, but I was enjoying it up until the third act, and then I didn't.
At least the DVD was cheap.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:43 am 
 

dontlivefastjustdie wrote:
Both Predator and Predator 2 rule! I have still not scene Predators... should I rectify that? Or is it just another shitty reboot?

I love Murtaugh vs Predator! As for Predators, don't bother. It has Topher Grace playing a secret bad guy, and Adrien Brody constantly doing the Batman voice. Shit sucks.
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Necroticism174 wrote:
dontlivefastjustdie wrote:
Both Predator and Predator 2 rule! I have still not scene Predators... should I rectify that? Or is it just another shitty reboot?

I love Murtaugh vs Predator! As for Predators, don't bother. It has Topher Grace playing a secret bad guy, and Adrien Brody constantly doing the Batman voice. Shit sucks.

Yeesh... maybe I'll stay away after all. Topher Grace is kind of a deal breaker.
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dontlivefastjustdie wrote:
Yeesh... maybe I'll stay away after all. Topher Grace is kind of a deal breaker.

That guy sucks so bad. Apparently everyone else on the set of That 70s Show were friends with each other. He was the only one who didn't hang out. I hate him. I hate his character on that show too.
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the Cell... can never get enough of it
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ChineseDownhill wrote:
V/H/S 2 - Many pages ago, at least one person said that this was much better than the first. Sorry to report, I don't agree. Maybe this was done intentionally, but I found it annoying that so many of the segments involved

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either zombies, or zombie-esque elements.

Despite that criticism, the best effort IMO was the one directed by the guy who made The Raid: Redemption. That's not enough to make me give this a recommendation, though.


the first segment in the first one sort of screwed up how i see part of the world again.. that chick.. i met a girl just, like her once.. x.x
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:58 pm 
 

You mean the "I like you" girl? :nods:

Lady in the Water - I didn't like this lesser M. Night Shyamalan effort when I first saw it a few years ago. I guess I decided to watch it again in preparation for After Earth, which I'll see on DVD soon. LitW gets some points for originality; I can't name many movies I've seen that are similar to it, and it doesn't feel like a Sixth Sense rehash.

Unfortunately, that's about all the praise I can give it. Even approaching this movie with the knowledge it's supposed to be a 'bedtime story' or 'fairy tale,' it's hard not to roll my eyes at plenty of parts. The low point is probably Paul Giamatti acting like a child so the older Asian woman would tell him more about 'narfs' and 'scrunts' and stuff. The self-conscious dialogue didn't help either. The Scream movies (the first one, at least) managed to have fun with the idea of characters talking as if they're aware they're players in some kind of script. But in a slow, moody Shyamalan flick, that approach didn't work for me.

Avoid this one, unless you're morbidly curious and want to investigate the "Where did M. Night go wrong?" issue for yourself.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:05 pm 
 

yes!! the '(inaudible)... ilikeyou..(inaudible)..' girl..
no joke, met a chick just like that one.. fuckin blew me away man!
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dontlivefastjustdie wrote:
Yeesh... maybe I'll stay away after all. Topher Grace is kind of a deal breaker.


If that's a deal breaker, keep in mind that Necroticism hating the movie is...well, whatever the opposite of a deal breaker is. Predators is a decent enough movie, other than the sort of awkward casting missteps. It could have been really cool with a better cast but as it is, it works.
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I watched Maximum Conviction. It sucked. The end.
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Mr Ferocious wrote:
Watched Kill List last night and as the credits rolled, the only response I could give was 'Hmmm.'
It's been bugging me all day because I can't specify how it made me feel, but I was enjoying it up until the third act, and then I didn't.
At least the DVD was cheap.
That's what I was saying a couple of pages back. The film shoots itself in the foot with the ending, almost like the writer used another ending from a script he had laying around. I'm really apprehensive about Sightseers after that train wreck of a conclusion.

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If that's a deal breaker, keep in mind that Necroticism hating the movie is...well, whatever the opposite of a deal breaker is.

Man, I resent that. And here I thought you were cool
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It's ok dude, we can't all be good at everything all at once. Your flaw in life is that you have shitty taste in movies. Just roll with it. darkeningday does!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:09 am 
 

I see iamntbatman has been appointed Supreme Chancellor of Movie Tastes for the forum.

The Place Beyond the Pines - 4.75/5

A masterful film. Told in a sort of series of "shorts," this film unfolds a tale about the way upbringing shapes or does not shape a child's environment, and how our actions have a domino effect no matter how large or small. It's a very spacious film and takes its time getting to the point, but I like that, as opposed to so many other films that just rush it. Powerful performances by Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Dane DeHaan and Eva Mendes are the icing on the cake, revealing so much about their characters simply by their expressions and actions - like any good actor should be able to do. Even a Ray Liotta appearance can't spoil the rest of the performances at hand. The story is pretty quiet and subtle, but unfolds quite nicely and doesn't bullshit around - while it takes its time, it never wastes a second. The depictions of real life as the movie shows them are stark and uncompromising, and the juxtaposition of vastly different living scenarios all connected by way of family, sex and death is very well done. I think I need to see this again to "get" everything it was doing, but yeah, overall probably the strongest film of the year so far.
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iamntbatman wrote:
It's ok dude, we can't all be good at everything all at once. Your flaw in life is that you have shitty taste in movies. Just roll with it. darkeningday does!

Ah, and now the supreme trolling becomes obvious :p
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My two cents about Predators: For what it is, disregarding the original, it's very mediocre. All the characters are irritating and disposable and are pale imitations of ones from Predator (only there's like one tactical guy while the rest are misfits or criminals), half of the movie is reenactments of the first while the other half is complaining and forcibly forgettable tidbits of backstory. It's like Cube meets Predator only without the intelligent problem solving or purposeful mystery. CGI is kept to a minimum but what's there looks fake and eye-roll inducing. There's a cameo but it's pointless and of little surprise, it mostly serves as info filler to get the audience up to speed and could have easily been scrapped. The big problem is it doesn't do enough of it's own thing, it tries to pay homage and as a result bogs itself down and all the characters suck, there's no one to root for.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:42 am 
 

Empyreal wrote:
I see iamntbatman has been appointed Supreme Chancellor of Movie Tastes for the forum.


I missed that memo, but I'll take my own advice and roll with it.

I sort of agree with volutetheswarth, actually. It's a mediocre movie that doesn't really hold a candle to Predator, but that movie being up there at the pinnacle of action goodness, it's just sorta hard to even compare. However, if you want to contrast Predators with something like, say, the Doom movie...it's just not even really close. Mediocre, but enjoyable, and definitely not hate-inducing.
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For a film that gets hailed has a "pinnacle" of action flicks, Predator has shockingly little actual action in it. Really most of it's just guys stalking around, being alert and sweaty, uselessly shooting foliage, and then getting one-shotted or killed off-screen. I won't say it just plain sucks, because it's got its cool points, but.... eh.

Just watched a couple Coen oldies the last couple days - Fargo and Blood Simple. Both were enjoyable, especially Fargo, which I hadn't seen in many years. I'd forgotten how funny it was. Both these films are honestly kind of void in terms of story, relying more on style and odd characters/atmosphere to keep you interested, but neat views nonetheless. Going to check out The Man Who Wasn't There next. I've never been much of a Coen fan but they do undeniably produce well-made pictures.
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