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#8751 Post by fivestyle » 17 Mar 2005, 15:25

Incredibles :5stars: Still awsome
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The Last Three Movies You've Watched

#8752 Post by alan smithee » 17 Mar 2005, 15:38

The Incredibles :4stars: (1st time)
A tad slow and it did a try a wee bit too hard to take the "real-world" twist on superheroes (oh look, he's fat, etc.), but all in all lots of fun.

Blowup :2stars: (1st time)
Did someone lose like 3/4ths of the plot from script to screen? Like The Triplets of Belleville (no idea why that example popped into my head), there was very little plot here. (Unlike Belleville, this did not make up for it by being interesting, fun, whimsical, etc.) Knowing what our favorite lover of Zionist hoodlums (well, her character) was hiding beforehand took out any suspense that might have made this somewhat interesting. I liked the '60s swinging London look at least. :roll:

The Limey :5stars: (2nd time)
The best movie that nobody's ever seen*.

*OK, I suspect the percentages skew noticably at FW, but still ...
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#8753 Post by Philip » 17 Mar 2005, 16:56

Shark Tale :2stars:
Shit tale.

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#8754 Post by alan smithee » 17 Mar 2005, 16:58

Buffoon wrote:Shark Tale :2stars:
Shit tale.
You can't print that.
It's such a fine line between stupid and clever.

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#8755 Post by JJ » 17 Mar 2005, 17:13

alan smithee wrote:
Buffoon wrote:Shark Tale :2stars:
Shit tale.
You can't print that.
Where'd they print that?
La la la la la.

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#8756 Post by Philip » 17 Mar 2005, 17:39

alan smithee wrote:
Buffoon wrote:Shark Tale :2stars:
Shit tale.
You can't print that.
Now that's just nitpicking, isn't it?

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#8757 Post by AlottaFagina » 17 Mar 2005, 17:54

Buffoon wrote:
alan smithee wrote:
Buffoon wrote:Shark Tale :2stars:
Shit tale.
You can't print that.
Now that's just nitpicking, isn't it?
Print is dead.
No matter what those girls say.

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#8758 Post by alan smithee » 17 Mar 2005, 17:58

AlottaFagina wrote:
Buffoon wrote:
alan smithee wrote:
Buffoon wrote:Shark Tale :2stars:
Shit tale.
You can't print that.
Now that's just nitpicking, isn't it?
Print is dead.
Yes, have some.
It's such a fine line between stupid and clever.

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#8759 Post by Steel Frog » 17 Mar 2005, 20:58

alan smithee wrote:
AlottaFagina wrote:
Buffoon wrote:
alan smithee wrote:
Buffoon wrote:Shark Tale :2stars:
Shit tale.
You can't print that.
Now that's just nitpicking, isn't it?
Print is dead.
Yes, have some.
Yes, have some.

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#8760 Post by snotball » 17 Mar 2005, 23:53

alan smithee wrote:The Limey :5stars: (2nd time)
The best movie that nobody's ever seen*.

*OK, I suspect the percentages skew noticably at FW, but still ...
Yep, I did.
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#8761 Post by London Redsox » 18 Mar 2005, 02:03

Finding Neverland - :4stars: - Very nice. Enjoyed some of the imaginary touches - especially the raining in the theatre.

Near-flawless accent work from Depp, and the performances in general were good. Slightly let-down by the old period-drama cliche of an outbreak of coughing being a bad sign...
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#8762 Post by Will » 18 Mar 2005, 04:22

To complete the Willem Dafoe Trifecta..

Mississippi Burning :5stars: (see above)

Shadow of the Vampire (1st time) :3.5stars:
Good acting, interesting story, but the 'based on an untrue myth' part just kept throwing me off. Malkovich and Dafoe together should be no less than :4stars:, but they were all this had to offer. Cary Elwes is quickly becoming one of my least favorite actors.

Platoon (5th or 6th time) :4.5stars:
What a great movie. It is impossible to watch this movie and not feel something strong about the Vietnam vets, one extreme or the other, the movie stirs up some strong emotions. Dafoe was as good as it gets in this, and while I am no Tom Berrenger fan, my man was top notch here. Just misses 5 stars because of Robert McKee. That sumbitch has ruined alot of movie moments for me :tongue: .

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#8763 Post by Nunis » 18 Mar 2005, 09:17

alan smithee wrote:The Limey :5stars: (2nd time)
The best movie that nobody's ever seen*.

*OK, I suspect the percentages skew noticably at FW, but still ...
:green: Terrence Stamp is awesome.

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#8764 Post by F.N.G. » 18 Mar 2005, 09:30

Nunis wrote:
alan smithee wrote:The Limey :5stars: (2nd time)
The best movie that nobody's ever seen*.

*OK, I suspect the percentages skew noticably at FW, but still ...
:green: Terrence Stamp is awesome.
how odd, I really hated that movie (especially the terrible cockney rhyming slang and explanations)

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#8765 Post by snotball » 18 Mar 2005, 17:14

Ocean's Twelve :1.5stars: - No wonder the tagline said that "Twelve is the new eleven", since bordom in this movie really goes up to twelve. It got 1 star for the Julia Roberts story.
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#8766 Post by Agrajag » 18 Mar 2005, 19:23

Punisher wrote:
Agrajag wrote:Stage Beauty :2stars: C
A poor version of Shakespeare in Love. As a theatre major it hurt to see the end of the movie dissolve into a modern realist portrayal of Othello. Their new version looked good but didn't fit in the movie at all. I was really hoping to like this more as I enjoy Crudup and Danes.
Saw it, loved it, and personally would give it :4stars: but hey. Am more interested in finding out what you mean by "modern realist portrayal of Othello" as I majored in literature, not theatre. :wink:
That should have read "modern realistIC portrayal of Othello" which was completely anachronistic for the film (although might be interesting in itself).

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#8767 Post by Agrajag » 18 Mar 2005, 20:09

Ladder 49 :2stars: C
Emotionally it worked well... I don't regret watching it but it's definitely not one of the best I've seen recently

I Heart Huckabees :1.5stars: C-
I was hoping for more, but the movie felt too "brainy" for it's own good. I liked Mark Wahlberg's character the most. "Petroleum!"

What the Bleep Do We Know :1star: D
Speaking of too brainy... This movie had so many parts where I thought it would get interesting, but then it would get interrupted by a big wedding dance scene with animated body chemicals... :roll:

11'9"01 September 11 :4stars: B+
Enjoyed this one. Out of the 11 different 11 minute 9 second & 1 frame short films, I think Sean Penn's had to be the worst, Burkino Faso's the cleverest, Mexico's the more emotional, and probably France's as the best.

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#8768 Post by Nunis » 20 Mar 2005, 08:54

Catching up...

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) - first time - :4stars:
I quite liked this. Some things were off - like the editing was weird - and it sort of didn't come completely together, but there were a lot of things to like. The cast was good, the music was great (loved the Bowie covers by the kid from City of God). It was quirky and just what I was expecting, even though it didn't really have a plot.

I Confess (1953) - first time - :2.5stars:
Sorry, Hitch, but this was too serious and too personal for me to enjoy it. Clift felt wrong for the part, and the usual Hitch-theme of "man wrongfully accused" didn't really work the way it was executed.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) Director's Edition - first time - :1.5stars:
I hear it's better than the original version, and that just makes me realise how lucky I was to watch the Director's Edition. Spock was cool, Bones was funny... but there was little else.

Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (1982) Director's Edition - first time - :3stars:
Much better than I was expecting. Very quotable and plenty of unintentional humour. Also, Ricardo Montalban automatically improves any movie.

Finding Neverland (2004) - rewatch - :4.5stars:
Liked it just as much a second time.

Hackers (1995) - rewatch - :2stars:
This movie is amazingly cheesy - maybe that's why it feels so 80s-ish.

Constantine (2005) - first time - :3stars:
It had some really cool parts, and I quite enjoyed it, even though it wasn't a very good movie. I also feel kinda sorry for Peter Stormare, getting typecast like that.

Fright Night (1985) - first time - :1.5stars:
Cheeeeeese.

His Girl Friday (1940) - first time - :4.5stars:
Wonderful snappy dialogue, delivered to perfection by the whole cast. The chemistry between Grant and Russell is sizzling, the editing was ace, the direction was very capable, and this entertained me to no end. Highly recommended.

The Machinist - first time - :3.5stars:
Pretty much what I expected. Maybe a little predictable at times, but I still enjoyed it, and some scenes really freaked me out. Bale was really good, as was the rest of the cast.

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#8769 Post by bing » 20 Mar 2005, 11:41

<b>The African Queen</b> :5stars: Hilarious. Bogart is weird in color.
<b>The Station Agent</b> :3.5stars: Funny and poignant. I'm not sure anything more than that.
<b>They Shoot Horses, Don't They?</b> :4stars: Midnight Cowboy lite, pretty much. That's still a good thing, though.

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#8770 Post by CrackaJax » 20 Mar 2005, 14:37

The Incredibles :4stars: - Just amazing, as usual from Pixar. Samuel L. Jackson cracked me up, once again.

The Thin Red Line :5stars: - This was captivating! I loved it even more than Saving Private Ryan. The battle scenes were definitely better, although fewer and further between.

Robots :3.5stars: - It was pretty looking, an obvious Horatio Alger story, and some things that made me want to cringe. Way too much marketing in there...
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#8771 Post by Agrajag » 20 Mar 2005, 15:37

Alfie :2stars: C
I've never seen the original but I'm sure Michael Caine is turning over in his grave... Wha?

800 Bullets :3.5stars: B
Humorous little Spanish "western." The ending was unexpected in a good way (especially the final scene in a bad way), but this movie takes the cake for having the MOST disturbing scene of nudity ever...

In the Realms of the Unreal :4stars: B+
Interesting little documentary about an artist I never heard of and the book he wrote & illustrated throughout his difficult life. Everything was found after his death (ain't that always the case) and presented here. The animation of his artwork as a continuous backdrop was a beautiful way to learn about this very strange man.

The Office: SSN 1 & 2 :5stars: A
Started watching this this past week in preparation for the new USA version and ended up watching all 6 hours this weekend while cleaning my room... I really love this show and can sum it up with one word--two syllables "demarcation"

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#8772 Post by directorspence » 20 Mar 2005, 15:54

Million Dollar Baby [A]

Touch of Evil [A+]

EuroTrip [F]

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#8773 Post by Sheila1313 » 20 Mar 2005, 17:05

Office Space :4stars:
An old favorite.

Down With Love :1star:
The single star is for Ewan's presence in this horrendous chick-flick.

The Wisdom of Crocodiles :4stars:
Very cool vampire tale.

The Devil's Advocate :4stars:
Extreme Guilty Pleasure!

Thirteen :5stars:
I'm going to overdose on birth control pills.

13 Seconds :0star:
What a freakin' disappointment. It had a potentially interesting plot, but unfortunately it had the look/feel/sound quality of a porno film...yuk.
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#8774 Post by kinggrl » 20 Mar 2005, 17:31

Agrajag wrote:Alfie :2stars: C
I've never seen the original but I'm sure Michael Caine is turning over in his grave... Wha?
Right... so... the grave bit. Joke, right? Or am I missing something since I haven't seen the movie?

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#8775 Post by snotball » 20 Mar 2005, 21:56

Agrajag wrote:800 Bullets :3.5stars: B
Humorous little Spanish "western." The ending was unexpected in a good way (especially the final scene in a bad way), but this movie takes the cake for having the MOST disturbing scene of nudity ever...
I haven't watched this, but have you watched About Schmidt?
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