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Old 05-28-2007, 06:42 PM   #2581
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Footloose

It was a fairly mediocre film, but I enjoyed the soundtrack. Watching La Bacon dance was also quite entertaining.
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Old 05-28-2007, 07:57 PM   #2582
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The Princess Bride - I quite liked this. I could've done without Fred Savage and Peter Faulk, though.
The film would not the same without them. They were excellent.
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Old 06-01-2007, 09:23 PM   #2583
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Cars - I loved it! I loved the little details of Radiator Springs and the pop culture references throughout. The characters were wonderful (and *sigh*, Owen Wilson played Lightning McQueen ).

Music and Lyrics - A delightful film. It could have been a run of the mill romantic comedy but Drew Barrymore (who is such a likeable actress for me) and Hugh Grant (this is a staple role for him but I think this role had more punch) made the film better. I had quite a few laugh out loud moments.
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Old 06-02-2007, 12:34 AM   #2584
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I just got back from Knocked Up which was excellent. It's hilarious and vulgar like you'd expect but more importantly it's incredibly sweet and tackles serious stuff like relationships, parenthood and responsibility with more realism than any drama. It's definetely one of the best movies I've seen this year.
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Old 06-02-2007, 05:05 PM   #2585
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The Rock - a solid action movie.

Rambo trilogy - the first was a good movie. The second was an okay action movie. The third was like the second, but with a bad plot and with Rambo more of a one liner.
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Old 06-03-2007, 12:44 AM   #2586
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Dazed and Confused

So far the only teen movie I liked. Great bunch of actors (Posey Parker. Yay!) and really catching atmosphere throughout the film.
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Old 06-03-2007, 03:53 AM   #2587
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Saw POTC: At World's End yesterday...or most of it, anyway. Had to leave early because of a wound care visit at my apartment. Compared to the first two though, I really didn't care about leaving early and missing anything. It just felt like a bunch of unconnected, special f/x-laden scenes thrown together at random. Had none of the character and fun of the first two films.
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Old 06-03-2007, 11:57 AM   #2588
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Saw POTC: At World's End yesterday...or most of it, anyway. Had to leave early because of a wound care visit at my apartment. Compared to the first two though, I really didn't care about leaving early and missing anything. It just felt like a bunch of unconnected, special f/x-laden scenes thrown together at random. Had none of the character and fun of the first two films.
Saw it myself this afternoon and I suppose I can't really argue with your appraisal. I don't mind watching a film like that ocassionally. It's good not to have to overly exercise your brain once in a while.

I bet a lot of people left during the closing credits and missed the final scene though.
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I bet a lot of people left during the closing credits and missed the final scene though.
Yeah, when doing some message-board surfing during the POTC 3 opening weekend, I saw a clip of it. I'll see the rest on On-Demand, or when I buy the boxed set (hey, I can still enjoy the heck outta the first two! lol)
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Old 06-03-2007, 09:12 PM   #2590
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Saw the new Pirates this weekend. Wow. I figured it wouldn't be that great after seeing number 2, but this was just awful. I mean, I seriously just wanted to leave about halfway through it, which never happens for me. The actors all did reasonable jobs but unfortunately star power can't save a script that seemingly has no direction at all. I thought they started to lose their way with the second, forsaking all that was great about the first (namely, the whimsical adventure about it, and light-hearted humor, not taking itself too seriously) and instead trying to create a dark epic pirate movie. There's no fun in these sequels. No fun at all.
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Old 06-03-2007, 11:21 PM   #2591
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I do think Johnny Depp still managed to carry a bit of the humour of the previous films into it. There were definitely a few of his parts I enjoyed immensely (especially some of the conversations with himself)

Still not going to save a film with plot holes you could sail an armada through though.
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Old 06-04-2007, 02:16 AM   #2592
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BUBBA HO-TEP

Bought the 2 DISC edition last week.
Cool movie, bizarre story, lots of laughs, great acting by Campbell and Davies.
It even has some very emotionally moving scenes.

8/10

Iīm looking forward to listen to the "Kingīs" commentary track
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Old 06-04-2007, 11:40 AM   #2593
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I found Bubba Ho-Tep disappointedly boring. Maybe I just wasn't in the right mood. I mean, Bruce Campbell, Elvis, scarabs, mummies - what's not to like?
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Old 06-04-2007, 11:43 AM   #2594
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I have not seen a movie since Casino Royale and I adored that one. I don't have enough time to go to movies.



I take that back, I saw Aqua Teen Hunger Force when I went to visit California a month ago. That movie kicked me in the nutsack.
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I take that back, I saw Aqua Teen Hunger Force when I went to visit Califorenia a month ago. That movie kicked me in the nutsack.
I have a feeling that was the filmmakers' intention.
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Old 06-04-2007, 12:31 PM   #2596
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I have a feeling that was the filmmakers' intention.
I only like the beginning. The intro was pretty funny.
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I found Bubba Ho-Tep disappointedly boring. Maybe I just wasn't in the right mood. I mean, Bruce Campbell, Elvis, scarabs, mummies - what's not to like?
Bubba Ho-Tep is awesome, I believe you should watch it again someday.

Bruce Campbell is one of the finest actors in the world.
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I recently watched La Haine.

It woudl be fair to say it's not the most cheery of stories (though it does have it's moments of dark humour) Fascinating though. Shot in colour and printed on black and white. The DVD I watched it on had original (colour) rushes of some scenes in the extras. It's amazing how much more powerful the scenes were when in black and white. The colour took some of the bleakness of the storyline away.
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Old 06-08-2007, 10:00 AM   #2600
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Ghost Rider
Lots of grunting men and grunting motorcycles. I really enjoyed some of the special effects, there was clearly lots of love for the Ghost Rider and his machine (Grace) but his so called special power to judge souls looked piss weak. The fights weren't very drawn out either. The chase sequence of the second demon (air element) is definitely worth seeing if nothing else.

Its definitely one of those 'seen the trailer, seen the movie' deals. The sets are clearly sets apart from the occasional cramped Melbourne alley and its chock full of B grade Aussie TV actors... about on par with Cage to be honest ;p

I briefly entertained the notion of playing Full Throttle yet again, right after. The raw appeal of those engines really triggers some base instinct.

Letters from Iwo Jima.
I've not seen 'Flags' yet but I suppose I must now since they're always compared. I really didn't find much of it original and it didn't have half the impact that Grave of the Fireflies had for me.

Despite the slow pace with relatively little by way of battle scenes what really stuck with me was the suicide by hand grenade of the troop of Japanese Soldiers. It really made me wonder why I was watching it after the third of what, seven? guys in succession they show exploding into chunky bits one after another. It was such a bizzare feeling to be inteintionally subjecting myself to such horror, when so many people went through it for real to prevent future generations from having to.
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