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


#5131 4thHorseman   The New God CAGiversary!   2260 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:55 AM

Taken 2. Didnt like it as much as the first, but cant go wrong with Liam Neeson kicking ass.

#5132 HeroToTheMasses   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1126 Posts   Joined 2.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:45 AM

I adore Oldboy (maybe the only movie that got such a strong reaction from me in one scene) but have never seen any other film from this director. Is any of his other stuff high quality? Perhaps I should look int the other 2 films in his Vengeance trilogy?


The other two films are a lot more straight forward. "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance" is a cold, cold movie. Heartless really. If you want to know what the term, "Revenge is a dish best served cold" signifies, watch this. It's really cold. I don't know how else to talk about it.

"Sympathy for Lady Vengeance" is a lot warmer film. It's not as tight as "Oldboy" but the acting is top notch and the lead actress in it is fantastic. It's a story about redemption and... well vengeance.

They're both worth watching but they're both very different experiences from "Oldboy", which was part whodunit, part whydunit. Neither of the films has any mystery as to the who, what, where, when, why, of things, which added a lot to "Oldboy", but there are nevertheless a ton of memorable scenes in both films.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 03:52 AM

The Princess Bride. Hadn't seen it in ages.

#5134 thenexus6   more human than human CAGiversary!   1915 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:55 AM

The other two films are a lot more straight forward. "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance" is a cold, cold movie. Heartless really. If you want to know what the term, "Revenge is a dish best served cold" signifies, watch this. It's really cold. I don't know how else to talk about it.

"Sympathy for Lady Vengeance" is a lot warmer film. It's not as tight as "Oldboy" but the acting is top notch and the lead actress in it is fantastic. It's a story about redemption and... well vengeance.

They're both worth watching but they're both very different experiences from "Oldboy", which was part whodunit, part whydunit. Neither of the films has any mystery as to the who, what, where, when, why, of things, which added a lot to "Oldboy", but there are nevertheless a ton of memorable scenes in both films.



He also directed "Thirst" which I thought was pretty good too.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:17 AM

He also directed "Thirst" which I thought was pretty good too.


I also thought 싸이보그지만 괜찮아, or I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK in English, was surprisingly good.

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#5136 ssjgoku90501   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   247 Posts   Joined 3.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:19 PM

Taken 2 better than what I expected I considered it just a bit below taken. I give it a 7/10

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:24 PM

I watched Safe House last night instead of watching some Burn Notice reruns. It sure has a range of emotions for a action thriller movie, from comedy to excitement to downright sadness. For a Showtime movie, it's tame enough to air on regular tv with a few minor cuts, though I wonder if you can consider Patrick Stewart's butt something to not be missed.

I think the American Dad writers told Sir Stewart to base Avery Bullock off the Mace Sowell character, especially at the points in the movie where he goes batsh- insane.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:08 PM

I also thought 싸이보그지만 괜찮아, or I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK in English, was surprisingly good.


Yeah I brought that too, only seen it once a few years ago should again really. Overall he's a pretty solid Director, same with Kim Jee Woon.

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#5139 tcrash247   ghosts.nin.com CAGiversary!   3591 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

V/H/S - Very weird and pretty creepy, definitely enjoyed it.

Taken 2 - Ok, not as good as the first.

Total Recall - Not very good. The special effects were very well done, but that was about it.

#5140 HeroToTheMasses   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1126 Posts   Joined 2.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:16 PM

I also thought 싸이보그지만 괜찮아, or I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK in English, was surprisingly good.


I really liked this film as well but it's so far removed from Oldboy, and people's expectation of what he can do, that I tend not to bring it up when people ask about Park.

#5141 moon_knight   Gotta Have Blue Hair CAGiversary!   763 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:31 PM

Why isn't anyone here talking about how great a film parker is?



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:36 PM

Why isn't anyone here talking about how great a film parker is?


I almost saw that over Movie 43. I wish I did.

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#5143 moon_knight   Gotta Have Blue Hair CAGiversary!   763 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:42 PM

I didn't watch either lucky me.



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:22 AM

Taken 2 was really not as bad as I was expecting. It was an unnecessary sequel, but entertaining nonetheless.

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#5145 CaseyRyback   Your New Nightmare! Super Moderators   24095 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:51 AM

I watched Goon last night. Thought it was a pretty good movie. Sean William Scott did a good job playing the straight man, and he did a good job looking like an actual tough guy hockey player.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:33 AM

Die Hard

I've seen that movie more times than I can count and it wasn't until today that I realized how much lens flare there was in that movie. I guess I had thought lens flare was a relatively new development in cinematography but I guess not.


I can't watch that movie anymore because of this shot:
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:27 AM

Why isn't anyone here talking about how great a film parker is?


Is it any better than any of his other films? I don't dislike the films but everytime I watch a Jason Statham film, I feel like I'm watching the same movie over and over again.

I recently watched Zero Dark Thirty and boy was that a great film. At first I didn't want to watch it because I really didn't want feel like watching a "fuck yeah, 'merica" film, glad I did. Too bad everyone else who watched it with me thought it sucked.

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#5148 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:20 AM

Lincoln.

Fantastic film. Definitley deserves all the nominations. Daniel Day Lewis and Tommy Lee Jones were both amazing.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:55 PM

Movie 43

Saw it for free, knew it was going to suck but boy that movie was completely awful.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:24 PM

How to Eat a Twinkie According to Patrick Stewart.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:13 AM



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:42 AM

Looper was entertaining. Not sure there was a moral to the story, but it was good.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:57 PM

Zero Dark Thirty was fantastic! Definitely deserving of all the accolades. Not too much of a shock given how great her previous movie, The Hurt Locker, was.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:34 PM

Lincoln

Daniel Day Lewis is amazing.

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#5155 dohdough   Sum Dum Guy CAGiversary!   6376 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:16 PM

Am I the only one that found Rocky V a fun movie? I watch that movie every time it's on tv.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:18 PM

Am I the only one that found Rocky V a fun movie? I watch that movie every time it's on tv.


I don't think it's as bad as people say.

It was cool to see him get into a street fight.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:50 PM

I thought it was terrible when watching the whole series recently as noted. Silly concept, Tommy Morrison is awful in it--worst acting in a series with a lot of crummy acting. Well, at least in a big roll. Lundgren and Mr. T were bad, but didn't have much to do outside of fights/training montages.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:39 AM

The Queen of Versailles. It was definitely interesting but it was hard to feel bad for them.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:42 AM

Just watched Dredd, it was pretty fucking amazing!