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#5071 Clak

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:19 PM

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.

Because there are plenty of better films they could use? Or not actually use fictional films to teach an academic subject?
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:38 AM

Because there are plenty of better films they could use? Or not actually use fictional films to teach an academic subject?


I see your point, but it's not a film class. Lowest common denominator is a plus!

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:13 PM

The Avengers.

That was the last movie I saw in a theater.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:43 PM

Rocky 2 & 3.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:03 AM

Just saw The Raid: Redemption. Best martial arts movie I've seen since The Protector, maybe even better.

So I was looking at the top movies of 2012 lists out there, and noticed there were a bunch of movies I hadn't seen. Can anyone comment on Argo, Life of Pi, Silver Linings Playbook, All Superheroes Must Die, and/or Killing Them Softly?

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:13 AM

Just saw The Raid: Redemption. Best martial arts movie I've seen since The Protector, maybe even better.

So I was looking at the top movies of 2012 lists out there, and noticed there were a bunch of movies I hadn't seen. Can anyone comment on Argo, Life of Pi, Silver Linings Playbook, All Superheroes Must Die, and/or Killing Them Softly?


Do you watch a lot of martial arts movies?

Just wondering since you say The Protector is the best one you've seen.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:17 AM

Just saw The Raid: Redemption. Best martial arts movie I've seen since The Protector, maybe even better.

So I was looking at the top movies of 2012 lists out there, and noticed there were a bunch of movies I hadn't seen. Can anyone comment on Argo, Life of Pi, Silver Linings Playbook, All Superheroes Must Die, and/or Killing Them Softly?


Argo is fantastic and I hated Silver Linings Playbook but everyone else seems to love it.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:54 AM

Les Miserables - It's good for a musical, but it does tend to drag on a little bit too much towards the end. Spectacular performances from Hathaway, Jackman and Crowe.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:06 AM

Rocky 2 & 3.

Just out of curiosity, have you seen First Blood or just the sequels?:lol:;)
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:02 AM

Do you watch a lot of martial arts movies?

Just wondering since you say The Protector is the best one you've seen.


I watch a fair amount of martial arts movies, definitely not a lot though. However, I am pretty picky about what I like. I'm guessing you weren't a fan of The Protector?

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:06 AM

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...


I didn't care much for Heat (though I don't really remember it now) but Gladiator is one of my favorites. I don't remember if I had it on my list either but if not it should be. edit: yeah it wasn't on my list. I'm adding it now. Great movie. Now I want to go watch it again.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:02 AM

I watch a fair amount of martial arts movies, definitely not a lot though. However, I am pretty picky about what I like. I'm guessing you weren't a fan of The Protector?


I enjoyed it and thought it was good, but not great. It has some crazy fights so I can see why you like it a lot, I just don't think I've ever heard anyone say it's their favorite :)

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:16 AM

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.



From what I've seen and heard, it's selling extremely well. I picked up my copy last weekend, but every Best Buy I've gone to has either been very limited in their supply or have been out completely. It was number one last week, I hope it keeps that title over Taken 2 as well.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:28 AM

From what I've seen and heard, it's selling extremely well. I picked up my copy last weekend, but every Best Buy I've gone to has either been very limited in their supply or have been out completely. It was number one last week, I hope it keeps that title over Taken 2 as well.


That makes me really happy to hear. I adore Dredd. Probably my favorite movie of 2012.

I still wonder what happened with it in theaters. I know Dredd isn't the most popular comic character, but it bombed so badly.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:16 AM

Just saw The Raid: Redemption. Best martial arts movie I've seen since The Protector, maybe even better.

So I was looking at the top movies of 2012 lists out there, and noticed there were a bunch of movies I hadn't seen. Can anyone comment on Argo, Life of Pi, Silver Linings Playbook, All Superheroes Must Die, and/or Killing Them Softly?

bein a gun nut, i couldnt watch much of it passed the shoot out in the stairwell... just hurt my brain so much


End Of Watch was pretty good
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:56 PM

I enjoyed it and thought it was good, but not great. It has some crazy fights so I can see why you like it a lot, I just don't think I've ever heard anyone say it's their favorite :)


Perhaps you could recommend some awesome martial arts movies for me?

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:52 PM

I didn't care much for Heat (though I don't really remember it now) but Gladiator is one of my favorites. I don't remember if I had it on my list either but if not it should be. edit: yeah it wasn't on my list. I'm adding it now. Great movie. Now I want to go watch it again.


I never did update but after re-watching both the other day I definitely feel like I enjoy Gladiator much more than Heat. Don't get me wrong, I still think Heat is a great movie but my top 10 is just too packed to include it.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:03 PM

Watched Paranormal Activity 4. Ugh. Did not enjoy this. And for anyone who saw it
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:16 PM

Ruby Sparks. It was ok but dragged on alot towards the end.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:38 PM

Perhaps you could recommend some awesome martial arts movies for me?


Five Deadly Venoms
Chinese Super Ninjas
Enter The Dragon (Of course)
The Way of the Dragon
Dragons Fever
Kung Fu Hustle (fun chop socky stuff)
Dreadnaught
Street Fighter (Sonny fucking Chiba!) FYI he was also had a cameo in Kill Bill as the legendary Hattori Hanzo.
Za jia xiao zi
Shaolin Soccer
Seven Samura
Legend of Street Fighter
Legendary Weapons of China
Fist of Fury
Fist of Legend (remake of Fist of Fury)
Master of the Flying Guillotine
Unleashed
13 Assassins
Five Fingers of Death
Lady Snowblood 1 and 2
Swordsman 2
Drunken Master 1 and 2 (part two is probably one of my favorites of all time)
Wheels on Meals (Chan, Hung, and Yuen!)
Once Upon a Time in China
Legendary Weapons of China
Ong Bak
Project A (I believe this was the film Chan suffered an injury and was never the same)
Police Story
Duel to the Death
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
The Chinese Connection
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

Five Deadly Venoms
Chinese Super Ninjas
Enter The Dragon (Of course)
The Way of the Dragon
Dragons Fever
Kung Fu Hustle (fun chop socky stuff)
Dreadnaught
Street Fighter (Sonny fucking Chiba!) FYI he was also had a cameo in Kill Bill as the legendary Hattori Hanzo.
Za jia xiao zi
Shaolin Soccer
Seven Samura
Legend of Street Fighter
Legendary Weapons of China
Fist of Fury
Fist of Legend (remake of Fist of Fury)
Master of the Flying Guillotine
Unleashed
13 Assassins
Five Fingers of Death
Lady Snowblood 1 and 2
Swordsman 2
Drunken Master 1 and 2 (part two is probably one of my favorites of all time)
Wheels on Meals (Chan, Hung, and Yuen!)
Once Upon a Time in China
Legendary Weapons of China
Ong Bak
Project A (I believe this was the film Chan suffered an injury and was never the same)
Police Story
Duel to the Death
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
The Chinese Connection

Thanks! That's a BIG list! Hmmm. Where to start...?

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:57 PM

Saw Django Unchained friday. Loved it so much I'll catch it a second time if one of my friends will be seeing it (came out Thursday in Europe).

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:00 PM

Start with Kung Fu Hustle. I'm not huge on the second half of the film, but the street musician fight in amazing.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:01 PM

Start with Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky aka the best martial arts movie ever.



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:31 PM

Watched Paranormal Activity 4. Ugh. Did not enjoy this. And for anyone who saw it

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I gave up on Paranormal Activity after the end of 3. What a complete face-flop that movie turned into. Started out somewhat interesting and fun with the whole 80s setting but it quickly spiraled into shitty-ness.

The final kill of the invisible force breaking the boyfriend in half was beyond dumb. There just ended up being too much stuff happening in that movie to have it based on a throw away line from the previous movie of "remember that stuff when we were a kid?" BITCH, THAT SHIT THAT WENT DOWN WASN'T JUST SOMETHING YOU CASUALLY MENTION. Not to mention that but the attempted explanation of the cult and all that shit just ruined the franchise for me.


Instead of wasting any more on the franchise I decided to just read a full plot synopsis of 4. Needless to say, between that and what I've heard from people, I feel like I made the right decision.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:46 PM

Blood Simple.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:41 PM

I finally saw Thor, and I can say I liked it better than the Ed Norton Hulk movie. However, I didn't think it was a great movie as said by so many. I found the story of Thor finding the will to protect those close to him kinda lame, and Captain America did it better. Odin did turn his son into Donald Blake for a very good reason, and in this movie banishing a god into Midgard was all that was needed? I understand why A.O. Scott was whining about this movie.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:50 PM

Thanks! That's a BIG list! Hmmm. Where to start...?


The Drunken Master movies are a great place.

Or really anything Jackie Chan to be honest. The stories are usually throwaway, but he'll keep you entertained.

If you haven't seen the Police Story movies those are a good place to start too.

He got a lot of the ones I'd recommend if I did my own list.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:14 PM

Yeah, search anything released by the Dragon Dynasty and you should be fine.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:29 PM

Start with Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky aka the best martial arts movie ever.


So god awful it's great