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Surprisingly The Last Movie You Saw Didn't Suck Pt. 2


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#3151 Righteous Nixon

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 03:36 PM

Watched Moneyball last night and I actually thought it was a very good film. It really surprised me cause I really had no desire to see this film and figured it would be just another sports film. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Fright Night (2011) Being a huge fan of David Tennant, couldn't pass it up, and they better make a sequel starring him. Man they really sped up Colin Farrell going beserk, though most things after was rather long.


This is why I didn't like the film, everything was rushed. I love the original and there was just no set up to this film. I thought the casting was very good, especially Peter Vincent, but the script sucked. 30 minutes in and you already had Charlies mother and girlfriend in on everything. I really wanted to like this film but the pacing ruined everything that made the original so great.

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 03:46 PM

Captain America , wasn't very good but looked nice on blu ray.

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 06:45 PM

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Very good. I never read the books or saw the Swedish version so I went in fresh and really enjoyed what I saw. I'm excited for the next two movies but I'm going to try hard to not watch the Swedish versions.

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 07:28 PM

btw theres a documentary colin farrel did on netflix about the homeless world cup its not bad.

#3155 Tsel

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 08:57 AM

The Hangover: Part II. I heard a lot of bad stuff about it, but I really liked it. Definitely not as much as the first, but it was still enjoyable.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:26 AM

Star Wars A New Hope

Haven't watched a Star Wars film in so many years I can't remember.. I've been waiting to get the blu ray before watching them all again, so started last night with IV. Great stuff, looked really good on blu ray. Hope to watch Empire tonight!

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#3157 moon_knight

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 04:23 AM

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
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Posted 28 December 2011 - 04:35 AM

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Very good. I never read the books or saw the Swedish version so I went in fresh and really enjoyed what I saw. I'm excited for the next two movies but I'm going to try hard to not watch the Swedish versions.


I think I would have liked it a lot more if I came in cold. Reading all three books and seeing the Swedish versions killed any of the factors that would have made this version more intriguing. Aside from some pacing issues at the end I thought Fincher did a very good job.

I saw Young Adult tonight, and so far I think it is probably the best movie I have seen all year. Charlize Theron was absolutely fantastic.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 07:51 PM

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Pearl Jam Twenty (PJ20)

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As an American white male between the ages of 25-50, I am obviously a fan of Pearl Jam. However, over the past 10 years, that all-to-common cliche has become more of a joke to me than a fact. I own most of their albums, I've seen them live, and I've watched a few documentaries about the band. But never have any of these things reflected to me so thoroughly why I (and millions of others) consider themselves a Pearl Jam fan. Thank you, Cameron Crowe (Jerry Maguire, Say Anything), for reminding me.
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Posted 29 December 2011 - 02:00 PM

REC was nice. I think I might have enjoyed quarantine a bit more though. Also saw the strangers and that movie just pissed me off.

#3161 benjamouth

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 03:15 PM

Hugo, it wasn't what I was expecting at all but it was really good.

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 06:00 PM

Due Date - Pretty entertaining though I thought Zach was better in The Hangover.

Fast Five - Easily, the most action packed of the series. I enjoyed watching this one.
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#3163 dmaul1114

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 08:21 PM

http://www.focusfeat...er_spy/theatres

It's in about 40 theaters currently--still pretty limited since some are multiple theaters in the same city. Read on another forum that there are plans for a wider release on the 23rd and maybe a true wide release on Jan 6th dependent on how well it does, Oscar buzz etc.


The wide release of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy on Jan. 6th is happening.

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 08:29 PM

REC was nice. I think I might have enjoyed quarantine a bit more though. Also saw the strangers and that movie just pissed me off.


Agree there. Saw all 4 REC 1/2, Quarantine 1/2. By far my favorite was Quarantine.

Been watching a few of the old animated Disney films lately. Still great and take me back to my childhood. The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast. Wish they made them like that nowadays.

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 09:09 PM

MI:GP - 8/10

Wasn't bad. I totally thought for some reason that was Alicia Keys... Turns out it was Paula Patton. There were a few things that were totally fake thanks to Mythbusters.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 01:21 AM

Bad Santa - 9/10

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 02:49 AM

Pontypool its a watcher and its a new spin on a known genre but in an odd way it straddle 2 genres.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 03:09 AM

The Hoax.

Very good. Richard Gere was great in it. It's the story of Clifford Irving's fake biography of Howard Hughes.

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 09:12 AM

I finally broke down and purchased a new copy of Chris Marker's La Jetee & Sans Soleil last month. My copy was stolen awhile back. Anyways, I finally kicked back and watched them last night. Those films just never get old. Absolutely brilliant work.

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 09:23 AM

Choke

Still collecting my thoughts about it - but leaning toward mind=blown.

I might have to check out Chuck Palahinuk's books. Or not. I'd like to remain sane.

#3171 crunchb3rry

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 11:11 AM

Agree there. Saw all 4 REC 1/2, Quarantine 1/2. By far my favorite was Quarantine.


Add me to the mix. I liked Quarantine. Some people hate her, but I think Jennifer Carpenter was awesome in that. I guess her acting style just added to the whole faux documentary feel.

#3172 IRHari

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 02:27 PM

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Fincher version). Highly recommend it, but some scenes might be pretty graphic for some people.
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Posted 31 December 2011 - 07:49 PM

(1) A Christmas Story: When you actually sit down and watch it it's an easy watch. (2) Black Hawk Down: Always a solid movie, plenty of action. So many well known actors in one film. (3) Scrooged: Always one of my faves and a quirky, modern day take on christmas carol.

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#3174 panzerfaust

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 08:19 PM

Mission Impossible was pretty bland, I don't understand how it's like, the highest rated movie this year. A few cool set pieces were the highlights, but other than that the whole movie was largely just white noise to me.

6/10

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#3175 Gears24

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 11:56 PM

Fright Night actually enjoyed it.

#3176 dmaul1114

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 02:41 AM

The Next Three Days.

I liked it a lot, not sure why the reviews were so bad (51% on Rotten Tomatoes).

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#3177 blindinglights

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 03:06 AM

The Next Three Days.

I liked it a lot, not sure why the reviews were so bad (51% on Rotten Tomatoes).



I never trust movie critic reviews. If you read the shit that most of them write, it's very apparent that they take their "job" way too seriously. It's a movie review, yet most of them feel the need to turn it into a long-winded love affair with their thesaurus. Not to mention the fact that most of the critics seem to be totally bi-polar in the way that they will pan a movie for being a popcorn movie with a thin plot one week and then applaud a mindless popcorn movie that's no better than the one they hated just a few weeks later.

#3178 dmaul1114

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 03:12 AM

I don't read reviews, just check the aggregate score sites to get a general sense of whether it's getting mostly positive or negative reviews. I've not found any one critic whose tastes mirror mind, but I seem to have fairly mainstream tastes as I tend to like most things that are 80% or above, and not like all that many 60% or below generally.

I used to pay no attention to reviews at all, but as I've gotten older and busier I spend a bit more time vetting movies, games, books etc. before taking the plunge as free time has shrank so I'm more annoyed by wasting time on something I end up hating than when I was younger.

But even aggregate reviews aren't perfect for vetting things by any means. I only checked The Next Three Days out because of a family member's recommendation. I didn't think it looked all that great from the trailer and had passed on it due to reviews.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 08:12 AM

The Next Three Days.

I liked it a lot, not sure why the reviews were so bad (51% on Rotten Tomatoes).


that means the movie was good actually. Rotten Tomatoes isnt a grade scale, its a percentage of positive to negative reviews. 51% means technically more than half of critics enjoyed it, thus it's rated "fresh." completely different than the 1-10 point scale.
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Posted 01 January 2012 - 08:41 AM

Glory. Nuff Said. If you've never seen it give it a watch.

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