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Re: Suggest and rate movies

Postby Gobbo » Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:09 am

volchok wrote:I just saw the cabin in the woods.

It was fucking awful.
I was surprised to see that the guy who directed the movie was a producer in two of my favorite shows of all time, Lost and Alias.



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The scene where all the supernatural creatures are freed from their cages is hilariously bad. It's so bad that it's good and then becomes bad again.



You have no appreciation for the horror genre. That film was utterly brilliant. If you realize it's a film about films.
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Re: Suggest and rate movies

Postby SIATD v2 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:19 am

Red Dawn (the original)

Surprisingly bad. Awful script, pretty awful acting, lots of Commies getting blown up. Would be an amusing satire on US hypocrisy over 'terrorism', except that it isn't a satire, it's a military propaganda film.

1.5/5 stars.
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Re: Suggest and rate movies

Postby Gobbo » Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:08 pm

Me and my basketball team started to watch that movie one time (before I knew how relevant it would be in the future) and we all hated it too, turning it off quickly. Still, I commend whatever coach of ours had the balls to put it on.
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Re: Suggest and rate movies

Postby SIATD v2 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:59 pm

How is it going to be relevant in the future?
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Re: Suggest and rate movies

Postby Gobbo » Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:59 pm

By the future I mean now.

This was several years ago.
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Re: Suggest and rate movies

Postby SIATD v2 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:52 pm

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Russians and Cubans haven't invaded the US...
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Re: Suggest and rate movies

Postby Gobbo » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:05 pm

Correct.

However there is a new one coming out, which means they are prepping people for the idea.

I feel like it's somewhat fair to say war is coming/planned for the United States.... even without the new movie.
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Re: Suggest and rate movies

Postby volchok » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:24 pm

Gobbo wrote: If you realize it's a film about films.


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Re: Suggest and rate movies

Postby SIATD v2 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:34 pm

Gobbo wrote:Correct.

However there is a new one coming out, which means they are prepping people for the idea.


Probably. It is part of the reason I watched the original, I want to see how it differs from the remake.

I feel like it's somewhat fair to say war is coming/planned for the United States.... even without the new movie.


Possibly, I have heard people outlining some scenarios which I think are moderately plausible but the optimist in me says it won't happen soon. I can see a controlled political revolution happening in the US, which might look a lot like Red Dawn.
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Re: Suggest and rate movies

Postby Gobbo » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:59 pm

Stay tuned, folks.
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Re: Suggest and rate movies

Postby volchok » Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:17 am

Reprise -> http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0827517/

Quite a strange film. Very beautiful at times, poetic even. However also very vague, abstract and disjointed.
Can't really say much more then that.
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Re: Suggest and rate movies

Postby SIATD v2 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:20 pm

A History of Violence

Amusing thriller about a guy in smalltown America who turns out to be a gangster trying to escape his former life. Very violent in places, darkly funny, bit of an underwritten script but rattles along very quickly. Highly enjoyable.

3.5/5 stars.
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Re: Suggest and rate movies

Postby barcelonic » Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:26 pm

SIATD v2 wrote:A History of Violence

Amusing thriller about a guy in smalltown America who turns out to be a gangster trying to escape his former life. Very violent in places, darkly funny, bit of an underwritten script but rattles along very quickly. Highly enjoyable.

3.5/5 stars.


great film, although i think its better the less you know about it tbh. good either way though :)
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Re: Suggest and rate movies

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Re: Suggest and rate movies

Postby SIATD v2 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:30 pm

The Conversation

70s thriller about spying on people. About an hour into this film I realised it was Gene Hackman playing the central character, a bugging and surveillance expert who gets mixed up in a corporate conspiracy when he is hired to bug a conversation between a man and a woman. Wonderfully paced, largely well acted except for a young Harrison Ford who is far too pretty to pretend to be menacing, some great camerawork too. Lots of visual storytelling - these days they'd have the central character rabbiting on all the time so you knew what he was thinking, and they'd probably cast Shia Lebouf in the main role. Still, this was awesome, right up there with All the President's Men (and the haircuts are even better in this film). Perhaps not quite as good as Three Days of the Condor, but it doesn't have Faye Dunaway so it can be forgiven that.

4.5/5 stars.
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Re: Suggest and rate movies

Postby Kryptocyphe_9 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:10 pm

Has anyone seen any of these:

Prometheus
The new Judge Dredd
The new Total Recall

Looking forward to The Hobbit

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Re: Suggest and rate movies

Postby xzc » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:10 am

Anyone seen Looper?
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Re: Suggest and rate movies

Postby MagsJ » Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:48 am

Dredd 3D was a total let-down, a waste of 15 English pounds, and I can't believe they went with such a crap storyline... was that story ever in one of the comics?
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Re: Suggest and rate movies

Postby SIATD v2 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:56 pm

CamGirl (2011) - Seriously terrible. Even watched in 10 minute chunks the near-constant nudity was sickening. Maybe that was the point but I just didn't care. Kinda a micro-budget Showgirls.

Currently watching Skyfall. My thoughts later.
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Re: Suggest and rate movies

Postby MagsJ » Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:24 pm

Loved Skyfall... and not just because I was in it (for all of a few seconds.. after 5 days of filming and a flirty smile exchange with Daniel Craig).

Every second is action-packed, the storyline is realistic, and the whole mood of the film draws one in... Looking forward to your review on it :)
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Re: Suggest and rate movies

Postby SIATD v2 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:21 pm

Which one were you? Were you driving the train?

I wouldn't flirt with James Bond if I were you. Most of the women who go near him end up dead, and in Skyfall he didn't even give a toss (unlike in previous films).

My thoughts: It was a massive improvement on Quantum of Bollocks, and the new Q was nowhere near as annoying as I thought he would be. He was fucking stupid though - when you have a master hacker's laptop the last thing you do is plug it into the office network to enable it to wreak havoc.

In terms of cultural programming there was the obvious, i.e. the ex-agent cyberterrorist that is quite a common bad guy role in these sorts of films and TV shows, and the slightly more obtuse, i.e. the portrayal of the Intelligence and Security Committee as a bureaucratic waste of time. Now, it is a waste of time, not to mention hugely corrupt and incompetent, but not for the reasons portrayed in the film. I was highly amused by the ascent of the chairman of the Committee to replacing M at the end of the film, mirroring John Scarlett - the man who put his name to the fake Iraq war intelligence.

The climax up in Scotland was pretty good, but there wasn't enough shots of the mountains. Those mountains are great, like a 19 year old woman's breasts. There was a distinct lack of cleavage in the film and I felt some more lingering shots of the mountains would have made up for it. The token comedy Celt was a bit run of the mill, and the expositional dialogue rather ham-fisted and lazy. Still, the amusing booby traps and the return of the Aston Martin were nice, imaginative little
ideas. In general the movie did make me laugh a lot. I don't know if that was what they intended.
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Re: Suggest and rate movies

Postby MagsJ » Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:00 am

Nah.. I was one of the 200 train passengers, but I caught a few seconds glimpse of me getting on the train as Bond is scurrying past.

I exchanged a flirty smile with Craig in real-life, not with Bond in film land... it was on a re-set :) I didn't make eye contact with him again after that 8-[ I prefer the way they didn't dwell on his relationships in Skyfall, but enveloped it within the on-going action.

I liked the pace of this movie.. compared to the other Bond films which never held my interest, and the storyline was at least a feasible one, and the unravelling of the characters at the end.. which sets things up nicely for the next movie in the saga, but I'm appalled at their lack of insight over the lack of cleavage. [-(
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Re: Suggest and rate movies

Postby SIATD v2 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:02 pm

These days there's no distinction between the actor and the role - otherwise why would Daniel Craig/James Bond be visiting 'our boys' in Afghanistan?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/20390244

If I were a soldier living in daily fear of having my legs blown off then some yuppie actor who plays a spy on TV turned up to promote his new film, I would be livid. It's so condescending, and I loathe British soldiers like you wouldn't believe, I don't normally have the slightest sympathy for them.

Seriously, if you're still alive in 6 months I'd be surprised. Most Bond girls barely make it into the second reel of the film. Not that they have reels anymore, it's all done online.
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Re: Suggest and rate movies

Postby W.C. » Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:27 am

Crocodile Dundee - 9/10: Over the top, very Australian. Paul Hogan's from the older generation of Australian larrikins. He used to have a Australian comedy show back before he got into film (it's be difficult to locate, but these too are very well worth the watch). Very tongue in cheek, but an easy and fun watching experience.

The film follows the story of a journalist who comes from the States to write a story on a man who survived a crocodile attack. The journalist travels with Paul Hogan through to the scene of the incident, overcoming certain obstacles along the way.

[Spoiler] I particularly love the scene where Mick (Paul Hogan) kisses Donk instead of punching him to dislodge the beer from the top of his head. That, and the scene where Mick just shoves a massive knife through a crocodiles skull, to which the journalist still recovering from the shock of the incident asks shakily, '...is it dead?' In pure larrikin fashion, Mick replies, 'well if it's not, I'm gonna one hell of a time skinning the bastard.'
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Re: Suggest and rate movies

Postby W.C. » Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:40 am

The Castle - 9/10: A film about relatively poor Australians living in an area that an Airport wants to buy out to expand operations. The film follows the family from their day to day life, to interactions with neighbours to court proceedings and it's outcome. It probably doesn't sound like all that much, but like Dundee, the charm lies in who these people are, and the film is written with Larrikinism in mind.

I don't much know how to explain this style of Australian comedy outside of saying they're Larrikin's, and it has my 'piss funny' recommendation.

[Spoiler] Loved the scene where the Lebanese man in the neighbourhood speaks with the main character: "Real estate man come to my house, he say, 'plane fly over house, drop value.' I say me no care, in Lebanon, plane fly over house, drop bomb!" Written prior to 9/11, at a long forgotten time where Arab/Terrorist sensitivities weren't what they are today.
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