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


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#5521 GhostShark

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:08 PM

Hunger Games - 2.5/5 - Although it's better than the book, there really isn't much here to like. The acting is good at times, but at certain points, it is just god awful. There are an insane amount of plot holes and denied tension as the movie goes a long. And there are just several things that make zero sense and are never explained in the least. I also cannot enjoy a movie that has Lenny Kravitz with golden eyelids. Jennifer Lawrence and some of the costume/make-up design are about the only things I enjoyed from the film.
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#5522 DestroVega

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:29 PM

Yeah the Hunger Games is pretty much a whole lot of meh.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:47 PM

Damon Lindelof is a buffoon. He has no clue how to end a story, and the fact that he was brought in to re-write the last act of "World War Z" pretty much guarantees it won't make any sense and it will be a waste of a top-notch special effects/acting/big budget effort.

It annoys me when Hollywood keeps giving the same tools the opportunity to ruin as much as they can, instead of finding people who actually write a great story that has a strong resolution. There are talented writers out there, this guy just isn't one of them.

Are you saying that you didn't like how Lost ended?;)
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#5524 MrNinjaSquirrel

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 03:29 PM

Are you saying that you didn't like how Lost ended?;)


well now it all makes sense, wasn't putting two and two together but I knew I had heard of him:roll:yeah, I can totally see it now. terrible, just terrible:drool:

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:24 AM

Hunger Games - 2.5/5 - Although it's better than the book, there really isn't much here to like. The acting is good at times, but at certain points, it is just god awful. There are an insane amount of plot holes and denied tension as the movie goes a long. And there are just several things that make zero sense and are never explained in the least. I also cannot enjoy a movie that has Lenny Kravitz with golden eyelids. Jennifer Lawrence and some of the costume/make-up design are about the only things I enjoyed from the film.


Yeah, it wasn't a great movie, but people love it for whatever reason. It's one of those movies that's really obvious that it's based on a book with how stupidly dressed some characters are, the way each character has their own special skill, etc....


One thing I always wondered about it is why they make kids kill each other instead of adults. Maybe that was explained and I missed it since the movie was boring and I spaced out at points.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:44 AM

I don't think it was explained at all. There was a lot of stuff that wasn't explained. And the excuse for why they had to fight in the first place was pretty silly because hope is the only thing more powerful than fear. Seriously? That is some shit. I'm sure I'll still watch the sequels and be even more disappointed.
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:48 AM

I saw Evil Dead on Friday and I loved it. I didn't stay for
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after the credits (even though I knew about it) but I looked it up on YouTube and (of course) someone recorded it. I'm sure there will be a "Director's Cut/Unrated" version for the Dvd/Blu release which should be even better. 4/5 stars.

Oh, and I haven't seen the original (yet... I'm gonna order the Blu-Ray from Amazon) if that makes a difference.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 07:12 AM

03.19.13: Flow State: 7.5
03.20.13: Night and Day: 7.2
03.21.13: Hidden Fortress: 9.3
03.22.13: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives: 7.6
03.23.13: Zoo: 8.5
03.24.13: Man Without A Map: 7.3
03.25.13: Kikujiro: 9.2
03.26.13: Earthsea: 6.8
03.27.13: Dragon Ball Z: The Path to Ultimate Power: 6.6
03.28.13: Instant Numa: 7.6
03.29.13: Abacus and Sword: 8.2
03.30.13: Porco Rosso: 9.6
03.31.13: Marathon: 8.1
04.01.13: Gangs of Wasseypur: 8.2
04.02.13: Carlos 1: 8.4
04.03.13: Gangs of Wasseypur 2: 8.4
04.04.13: Carlos 2: 8.1
04.05.13: Che: 8.4
04.06.13: Carlos 3: 8.0
04.07.13: Eden Lake: 7.3
04.07.13: Che 2: 7.6
04.08.13: The Baader Meinhof Complex: 7.4
04.09.13: The Motorcycle Diaries: 8.7
04.10.13: Doctor Zhivago: 9.5
04.11.13: Gone With The Wind: 9.7

#5529 MrNinjaSquirrel

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 03:57 PM

Yeah, it wasn't a great movie, but people love it for whatever reason. It's one of those movies that's really obvious that it's based on a book with how stupidly dressed some characters are, the way each character has their own special skill, etc....


One thing I always wondered about it is why they make kids kill each other instead of adults. Maybe that was explained and I missed it since the movie was boring and I spaced out at points.


well the special skills are because each district has it's own trade, and the different skills were part of whatever that was (except for 1&2 obviously). I don't think it was explained, but I imagine it's because kids would: A. have more impact on families and citizens when they die, and B. they would probably be less likely to try and use their fame/new found fortunes, to start an uprising. That's the only real sort of explanation I can think of, other than because it's slightly more original for kids to fight. It definitely helps to have read the book though, as IMO some parts the director might have thought unimportant create some rather annoying plot gaps/holes. I still enjoyed it a lot, but I was already a big fan of the books so I guess I'm rather biased;)

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#5530 The Crotch

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 05:48 PM

Dredd was pretty solid. Ending was kinda dumb, though.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 05:49 PM

Dredd was pretty solid. Ending was kinda dumb, though.


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Posted 12 April 2013 - 05:58 PM

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 06:01 PM

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 07:56 PM

If you liked Dredd check out "The Raid" (called The Raid Redemption for US release.)

It's an supposedly early Dredd script they didn't use and made in Indonesia. Similar premise, basically a more martial arts focused Dredd. Has some wild kill scenes.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 07:57 PM

Yeah, watched it a while back. Pretty solid.

Think I'm gonna go on a Cronenberg binge.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 08:00 PM

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I really liked the movie though. Out of all the comic book movies from last year this was easily the best one IMO.

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#5538 DestroVega

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 01:40 AM

Yeah, watched it a while back. Pretty solid.

Think I'm gonna go on a Cronenberg binge.


Yeah? Have some mind altering substances handy.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 08:57 AM

saw jurassic park in 3d the other day

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 01:29 PM

Zero Dark Thirty.

Well done, but probably not something I'll watch again.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 03:21 PM

saw jurassic park in 3d the other day

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Saw that as well, it was a fun trip down memory lane. The 3D was well done but the picture quality wasn't very sharp in IMAX. Seeing this makes me want Terminator 2 to get this kind of treatment.

#5542 Jodou

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 11:43 PM

Lincoln Lawyer was pretty good, if by the numbers. Borderline outlaw lawyer flick; good stuff. Definitely worth a rental.

Total Recall (2012) was actually pretty badass. Given the reviews I skipped over it, but now I wish I'd seen it in theaters. It does run a bit long but for the first hour or so I was enthralled with the visuals and trying to put things together. Wish I had known it was cyberpunk-ish, because I'd instantly have been on board.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 03:10 AM

End of Watch.

A lot better than I expected.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:31 PM

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame. That is all.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:05 PM

Saw "Trance" yesterday. Typical Danny Boyle archetype main character, nice mind-bending nonsense, but a complete garbage "heist". So, if you want to see it for the heist, instead see it for the full frontal nudity.

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 03:57 AM

Taken 2.

The lousy reviews were on par.

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:05 AM

Taken 2.

The lousy reviews were on par.


was actually planning on watching this tonigh. Suppose it can wait now.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:11 AM

The Baytown Outlaws - Man, this movie was a riot! A great turn off your brain and just have fun popcorn flick.
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:55 PM

The Man with the Iron Fists.

Cheesy and over the top, but entertaining enough for a rental.

#5550 Jodou

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 06:32 PM

The Campaign. Every bit as awful as I was expecting and didn't even finish it. Will Ferrel needs to just do serious films because he's much better in those.