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Discussion in 'Film, Video, Television and Theatre' started by Rustam, Feb 27, 2005.

  1. lenny nero

    lenny nero New Member

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    District 9 ~ the best sci fi actioner I've seen since Starship Troopers. I was really surprised by how much action there was in it, and really surprised by the touching character arc of the protagonist. They don't beat you over the head with the social commentary either. I love the fact that it's not based on a line of toys or an existing series. :star4:
     
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    You make me regret passing on it twice.
    LOL!
     
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    Coraline

    Cute movie,nice story and those face expressions were something else.
     
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    Watched a lot of movies this past week:

    Aviator: 7.5/10
    Strangers on a Train: 8.5/10
    Crimes and Misdemeanors: 9.5/10
    Pan's Labyrinth: 9/10
    Ikiru: 9/10
    Coraline: 7/10
    The Golden Compass: 6/10
    The Third Man: 9/10
    Double Indemnity: 9/10
    Videodrome: 10/10
    District 9: 7.5/10
    The Time Traveler's Wife: 6/10
    (500) Days of Summer: 7.5/10
     
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    Inglorious Basterds ~ a lotta fun, the guy that played Hans Landa stole the movie. :star4:
     
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    Yay! You saw it! Yes, Christoph Waltz was amazing! I really loved that opening scene (and the David Bowie scene).
     
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    One thing that really struck me, is how spoiled I've become by digital projection. As soon as Basterds started I noticed how out of focus, scratched and grainy it was, and I realized that I was watching actual film instead of a digital image.
     
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    Lol! Tsk tsk.
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    I'm super used to Paul's HDtv. Since I moved back home, it's weird watching on my mother's non-HDTV. So blurry!
     
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    Inglourious Basterds

    I loved how the Germans and French people actually spoke their own language instead of speaking English with some weird accent.
     
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    Inglorious Basterds for me too :)
     
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    I've been spoiled by HDtv too. I can cope with non-HD channels, but the grain and streched picture can be annoying. Ah well, worse things have happened ;).

    Last two movies I watched were Hamlet 2 and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. Hamlet 2 was okay if a bit overdone, but ToDE was a poor effort. The filmmakers and studio really shouldn't have bothered.
     
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    I'm getting used to it. The next time I watch HDtv, I'll probably freak out. :p
    I didn't think I'd notice the huge difference. But when I went to visit my mother last summer, watching the Olympics, I was thinking, "what the hell is wrong with Bob Costas' face?" And that's when I realized I wasn't watching in HD.
     
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    Captivity (Directed by Larry Cohen) :star3:.5
    I wanted to watch this when it first came out. It was ok. I was entertained. At one point, I just turned on my laptop and surfed the internet while it was on in the background. But I was pleasantly surprised to see Pruitt Taylor Vince in this. He's such a great actor.
    Enchanted :star4:.5
    Is it weird that I really really liked this? I think it is. I would even buy this on DVD to watch again. I thought it was kinda hot.
    Masters of Horror: Pick Me Up (Directed by Larry Cohen) :star1:
    I just watched it because it had Fairuza Balk.
    The Woods :star3:.5
    Yay for Bruce Campbell. The rest of the movie was a little slow.
    The Mist :star4:.8
    Wow. I love Frank Darabont. What a great cast! The ending left me with unpleasant feelings. I caught this on Showtime. I wish I had seen it in black & white (Darabont's true vision for the film). I imagine it would've been much better that way.
     
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    Rock And Rule (1983) :star3:
    A futuristic epos about anthromorphisized animals who have to save the world from an evil demon by the power of rock. Featuring Debbie Harry, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed and Cheap Trick. And it's almost as insane as it sounds.

    Visioneers (2008 ) :star3:
    Really wants to be Charlie Kaufman-does-Brazil, and might have pulled it off - it's got great visuals, interesting character interactions and one or two brilliant ideas - if it weren't because its criticism of conformity is so ridiculously overdone (people explode if they're not allowed to have dreams...) and even stated outright a few times too many.

    Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008 ) :star4:
    American Graffitti for the Juno crowd, with a pinch of After Hours thrown in. And actually manages to walk the thin line between too smart and too cute and be... rather adorable, as our two Jersey teens chase around Manhattan trying to find a secret gig by their favourite band and get over their respective exes. Not a great movie, but a very good one.
     
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    The ending is like a punch in the gut, and different from the original story. The woman who played the religious nut was great. One of my fave horror films from the past 10 years.
     
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    I had read about the novella's ending, apparently Stephen King liked Darabont's too. In the book, it was first person, right?
    And the protagonist is writing in some sort of journal and leaves it at a diner and what happens next is left up to us?
    But yeah, with the movie,
    I was like, why didn't they just wait a little longer? Thinking this before he shot them all. I was like, whoa, they're already giving up? Their car JUST ran out of gas. And after he killed 'em all, you knew that there would be rescue. But damn, I really didn't want there to be rescue. It was all so awful.
     
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    cool i like that idea, i should've read the book instead of watching the movie :cool:
     
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    I want to read it now after watching the movie. Sometimes it's fun doing that.
     
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    High Plains Invaders (2009) :star1:
    James Marsters fights aliens in the old West... sounds fun, no? Unfortunately that's how far their ideas went, and the rest is just a clinically humour-free rip-off of Tremors. Yawn.

    Tokyo Gore Police (2008 ) :star2:
    WHAT THE **** IS WRONG WITH JAPANESE PEOPLE WHAT... OK, I suppose on some level they're trying to make some sort of updated Videodrome. But... where Machine Girl was just as gory in terms of body parts and high-pressure blood, TGK has a calm, clinical let's-gross-the-viewer-out attitude that just rubs me the wrong way.

    The Station Agent (2003) :star4:
    Just a warm, human film about three outsiders that sounds like a Tom Waits song - a dwarf living in an old abandoned train station befriends a Cuban hot dog vendor and a divorced artist - but somehow remains low-key and natural enough to be just a pure delight from beginning to end.

    Involuntary (2008 ) :star4:
    Very bleak and uneasy comedy about group pressure, social norms and the trappings of things you don't say out loud. Odd structure - half a dozen separate storylines with no ordinary narrative, it mostly looks like a series of unconnected documentaries of everyday life that gradually find common thematic elements and get more intense. Painfully spot-on, with no easy catharsis to let you put it behind you.

    Splinter (2008 ) :star3:
    Derivative but surprisingly adequate low-budget (no CGI!) horror movie. Imagine The Thing set in a petrol station, with almost none of the "who's a monster" paranoia but instead a sense of tension that doesn't quite let up, a genuinely disgusting monster (insect hairs... ew) and a few laughs along the way. Nothing special, really, but at 78 minutes it never really has time to go off the rails either.
     
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    I love this film. Pretty much every actor is at the top of their game in this one.

    I enjoyed this one quite a bit, too. The guy who played the escaped con was especially good. That hand chasing them around was great.
     

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