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#5041 benjamouth

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:07 PM

Watched Dredd on Blu-Ray, thought it was really good and that's from a 2000 AD reader from back in the day.

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#5042 Clak

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:27 PM

Saw Gangster Squad over the weekend. I liked it a lot, felt like a throwback to The Untouchables.

Looper, saw it twice at home, didn't care much for it. First half of the film was good, second half just didn't do it for me, almost felt like they were written by two different people. Plus some things never seemed to be answered, like
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Was that ever explained? Did I miss something?
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#5043 Clak

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:32 PM

I liked The Hunger Games. I read, and enjoyed, the books first though.

I still don't understand the praise that movie got. Here there were professors using it in sociology classes like it was a serious study on human society. As a movie I thought there were things they could have changed that would of helped, but then it would have been more adult too. I thought
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would have been a nice twist. Just to show that survival is the top priority for anyone, no matter their age. Like I said though, that might have been too over the top for PG-13.

It's a series of bleak future books/movies written for teens. Might as well use the Twilight series in a history class.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:36 PM

Watched Dredd on Blu-Ray, thought it was really good and that's from a 2000 AD reader from back in the day.


same here, i was surprised at how good it was.

hoping for a sequel.

anyone seen jack reacher? it seems interesting




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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:47 PM

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#5046 kill3r7

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:23 PM

Seven Psychopaths: (4/5)
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Not as good as In Bruge or The Guard but still a ton of fun.The story feels a bit disjointed at times but the acting is top notch. Worth checking out.

Dredd: (4/5)

-One of the best over the top action flicks of 2012. It is very similar to The Raid: Redemption. Dredd is violent, gory and unapologetic. Simply put a really well done adaptation.
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#5047 dmaul1114

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:37 PM

I still don't understand the praise that movie got. Here there were professors using it in sociology classes like it was a serious study on human society. As a movie I thought there were things they could have changed that would of helped, but then it would have been more adult too. I thought

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would have been a nice twist. Just to show that survival is the top priority for anyone, no matter their age. Like I said though, that might have been too over the top for PG-13.

It's a series of bleak future books/movies written for teens. Might as well use the Twilight series in a history class.


I'd agree that that's crazy. It's just a decent movie based on a decent series of books.

It's not fine art or anything of any kind of importance that's worthy of analysis in college classes etc. Just decent, mindless entertainment IMO. Books are an easy and fun read, and the movie was a fun watch.

#5048 Clak

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:57 PM

I'd agree that that's crazy. It's just a decent movie based on a decent series of books.

It's not fine art or anything of any kind of importance that's worthy of analysis in college classes etc. Just decent, mindless entertainment IMO. Books are an easy and fun read, and the movie was a fun watch.

It's an ok movie, I guess I just get irritated when people hold something up to be more than it is. There are films which are good as social commentary, but I don't think Hunger Games was.
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#5049 whoknows

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:24 PM

It really is just alright. Felt so long and half an hour before it was over I was ready to leave. Got free tickets to see it, and can't say it was really worth anymore than that.

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#5050 moon_knight

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:44 AM

Zero Dark Thirty- Good, but a bit too long.
Gangster Squad- A lot of fun except for the serious moments.
V/H/S- I personally didn't think it was scary, but it was pretty enjoyable.
Killer Joe- Masterfully well done for the kind of movie that it was.



#5051 Bloodbooger

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:47 AM

Ted - I was looking forward to this, but it wasn't very funny. I had a few small laughs, but a whole lot of "eh."

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:13 AM

Philadelphia - 4/5 Great acting by Denzel Washington and Tom Hanks. Story is 4.5/5, execution of story 4/5, acting 5/5, social relevance 5/5. Can't get this song out of my head.



Uncle Buck - 4/5 John Candy is a likable fellow, Macauly Culkin & Gaby Hoffmann are great.

1972 Andes Plane Crash Films:
Alive - 4.75/5 Tells an amazing true story faithfully, only flaw is that it may not show the entire experience, made it seem less harsh than it was. One of the most dramatic stories of human survival and spirit.

Stranded - 5/5 Tells the story of the Andes Plane crash directly from the survivors.
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#5053 RedvsBlue

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:49 AM

same here, i was surprised at how good it was.

hoping for a sequel.

anyone seen jack reacher? it seems interesting


I saw Jack Reacher last week. It's alright I suppose. It's not offensively bad but it isn't terribly unique or interesting either. It very much is a middle of the road movie. The one thing that really bothered me with it though was the heavy handed super hero comparisons
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. I will say that Rosamund Pike is absolutely stunning though, even if she seems to play a very similar character to what she played in Fracture...

#5054 Yagami

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:22 AM

I thought Jack Reacher was really good, but the previews portrayed it as a much different movie than it really was. (it's more crime/detective stuff, with some action scenes)

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:11 AM

I saw Jack Reacher last week. It's alright I suppose. It's not offensively bad but it isn't terribly unique or interesting either. It very much is a middle of the road movie. The one thing that really bothered me with it though was the heavy handed super hero comparisons

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. I will say that Rosamund Pike is absolutely stunning though, even if she seems to play a very similar character to what she played in Fracture...


Ah thanks. Yeah I'm just looking for a fun movie to watch. Edit: but apparently its sort of like sherlock holmes? ^ that's fine with me.

Rosamund Pike is pretty cute, especially in Doom. I'm surprised she agreed to play in Doom to be honest lol.

Funny you mentioned Batman, I just saw dark knight returns part 2 online (its leaked). I couldn't resist waiting, and it was good.

#5056 dmaul1114

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:36 PM

Avatar.

Watched the 3D bluray the other day. Still enjoy it and still the best use of 3D I've seen.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:03 PM

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:46 PM

You wont, the movie blows.


So I finished watching it... I don't know if it blows but it wasn't very good. It wasn't bad either - it was OK and fine for what it was but I'll probably forget I even watched it in a month or so. My wife read the books and didn't like the movie nearly as much but that's always the case.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:47 PM

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:59 PM

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#5061 HeroToTheMasses

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:41 PM

Apparently The Last Stand is really awesome. I'm actually really excited to see this.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:36 PM

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#5063 Jodou

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:50 PM

Warhorse. I couldn't finish it. It was so melodramatic and dare I say, stupid, that I couldn't see anyone enjoying it other than children. It's like a Lassie Come Home or Benji, but dreadfully boring despite WWI going on. Not enough there for adults for me to even recommend it as a family movie.

The Pirates! Band of Misfits had a few legitimate laughs in there but was a fun movie overall. As good as your average claymation movie.

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#5064 moon_knight

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:18 PM

Apparently The Last Stand is really awesome. I'm actually really excited to see this.

I've been interested since I found out Kim Jee-Woon was directing.



#5065 whoknows

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:45 PM

I'm interested just because of what it is...but I wish Johnny Knoxville wasn't in it. I'm assuming he's just the stupid comedic relief. If he's not, great, but that's all he looks to be.

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#5066 The Crotch

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:48 PM

Cabin in the Woods was solid. Not sure how/why
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:13 AM

Just got back from Gangster Squad. It was really awesome. Badass cops in the 1950's shooting up gangsters and talking with cool 50's lingo.

Its too bad you're still a prick with a stupid gimmick.


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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:14 PM

Ok, so just finished watching Gladiator because it's been a few years since I've watched it. Best way I can describe it? Damn fine movie. I know it wasn't on my top 10 list that I posted a little while ago but I'm beginning to think it does need to be on there. Of course, this being winter break and all, I decided what better way to find out if it makes it on my list than to watch my #10 movie, Heat, and see if that comes off in favor of Gladiator. What can I say, I don't have much to do today...

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:11 AM

Hunger Games is very easy to understand for the type of people taking Sociology 101. It's a summer blockbuster that takes on very broad and one-dimensional aspects of sociology. I don't see why anyone wouldn't use it in their class.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:59 PM

Dredd

A really good, fun action movie. I can't really think anything negative to say about it, either. Other than it probably won't get a sequel if you all don't buy it on DVD/BR.
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