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Old 06-12-2007, 07:45 PM   #2621
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Wooo! *jumps up and down and claps her hands*
Moved to the top of my queue.
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Old 06-12-2007, 11:56 PM   #2622
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Much, much better than I was expecting (I'm entirely uninterested in boxing). I'm still not entirely sure why I bought it, and I had to turn the subtitles on after about five minutes, but it was enjoyable enough. Bring on the rest of the series, by the end of which I'm sure I will be sick of the thing.
Rocky is great. I too don't give a fig for boxing, but it's a great tale. I think they may have lost their way a bit with the sequels; I didn't enjoy them as much....but Rocky Balboa is really good too- a really nice way to wrap up the series.
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Old 06-13-2007, 11:22 AM   #2623
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Okay, I have not seen Ocean's 13 but I seriously do not understand how anyone could have enjoyed Ocean's Twelve. It was like they took everything that was good about the first movie, left it out and added *The Nightfox*??? The legendary-- what now?

To add insult to injury they had to go and set this atrocious movie (partly) in Amsterdam. I mean if they'd actually done something interesting with the location, but no...

I'll be over here pretending they only ever made one.


That rant aside, my recent viewings:

300 - Awesome as long as you leave your nit-picky sceptic's hat at home. Visually stunning spectacle of ancient-style ass-kicking and the cool thing is that it's actually a historical (if heavily romanticized) battle, not just some shit Frank Miller made up (not that he doesn't make up some good shit)

Luc Besson's La Femme Nikita - Good film. Odd but well-developed premise. Shares some themes with Besson's other tale of hitmen, Leon, and in fact stars Jean Reno in a small role as Victor the 'cleaner' at one point. Maybe it inspired them to create the later film...

Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (original) - Still prefer this one to the extended cut. Much better pacing. And the intro with Gandalf is far more entertaining than Bilbo's narration.

Pirates 3 - Good moments, but pacing and plot was all over the place and most of the story came sorta out of nowhere, connecting none too well to the previous installments.

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And I just couldn't accept the justification for resurrecting Barbossa. Oh he was just dead and we needed his coin - gimme a break!


Oh and Death proof - Tarantino as always, smart dialogue, great music... another ode to cinema, if, in this case, the somewhat less classy variety.

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Old 06-13-2007, 06:08 PM   #2624
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Shindler's list (6# on the 250-list)
This movie is so touching, sad, beautiful and scary all at the same time. I don't really know how to grade it, the only thing I could judge it on, is how well it portrays the actual events, and since I don't know enough about it, I'll just have to judge it on how the movie affects me, which means it gets
10/10

What scares me are the comments from younger viewers on IMDB, talking about how boring it is, or how it hasn't got a plot, and seem to be treating it as just another entertainment movie. I'm 19, and I'm wondering what they teach in school these days..
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Evil: (To Kako) - Zombies in Greece. It was alright, alot better than most of the recent low budget stuff I've seen.
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Old 06-13-2007, 08:36 PM   #2626
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Pathera, don't worry about the other younger folk, you can have faith that many of them will turn around regarding the importance of a film like Shindler's List (and/or you can ignore them and acknowledge the impetus that placed that film so highly by everyone else).
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I don't personally like Schindler's List, but not for those reasons. In any case, there will always be dumb people; I don't think age is a factor here.
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Old 06-14-2007, 03:04 AM   #2628
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I was really impressed by Schindler's List, don't think it's the best war movie (new favo is Grave of the Fireflies) but impressive indeed!

Just saw the Rambo Trilogy. Man, Rambo is great!

Check out the teaser trailers and be amazed:

http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...&search=Search

Can't wait for part 4
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Just saw Titan A.E

This movie is stupid on so many levels.
[following rant should probably only be read by those who've seen the film]
First of all, though I agree with the Drej that a human race with the opportunity to create planets are dangerous, I don't see why they place themselves as world police, or why the human race is a threat to a bunch of energy beings who doesn't seem to have a home or any reason what so ever for running around destroying things (and all the other aliens doesn't seem to have a opinion of these things, besides not wanting to be in their cross-fire).
When Korso first meets Cale, Cale is only interested in money, and doesn't want to save the human race, so I don't see why Korso first have to convince Cale that the human race is worth saving, and then betray him. He could have just said that he was looking for the Titan so that he could sell it, and give Cale part of the money. He could of course "know" that Cale will fall in love with Akima (I don't see why he needs her or holds her in the dark either), but still it's kinda impractical to make your own enemy..

I also don't understand why some of these alien races are willing to risk their lives, just so some humans can find a ship.
And in the end, all the humans turn out to be honourable, and Korsko of course,
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ends his life for the new planet
which they for some reason can move onto just after it's made. Never mind the fact that we needed three or four ice ages to stabilize the environment we have now, or the fact that humans has already made a big chuck of animals extinct by the time their (first) earth was destroyed, and therefore the chance of them having all the dna structures they needed to build a complete eco-system, should be pretty slim..
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In the end, this is a movie that views the human race in a completely positive light, and makes an alien enemy with no reason or past, while all other aliens are either pawns to the humans (or Drejs) or just stupid bullies..

4/10
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Watched:

Run Lola Run - This movie kicks the action in high gear from start to finish and does it with a great techno soundtrack. Hell, after watching this movie I felt like *I* just ran a few miles.

Battle Royale - Loved it! I was completely hooked on this movie. Instant total classic.
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Stomp the Yard

Not a terrible movie. The same old rehashed plot got to me, though.
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Gone in 60 Seconds

I love Angie, I love fast cars so this movie just had to be great fun!

Not great fun, but fun nonetheless. Watch it with beers, alot of snacks and chatty friends
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LORD OF WAR


I just finished watching this movie a few minutes ago, this movie is just a instant classic, the story is gripping and has some very funny bits and some really amazing drama bits, the movie is perfect in balancing the drama and comedy aspects of what Cage is doing for a living in this movie. I was so touched by this movie, everyone should at least watch this movie once in their lives, its just everything done properly, and there are some serious facts that you'll learn from the film about guns and about how war works. PLEASE watch this film!

Best film of '05!
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A Scanner Darkly

I really liked this one. I wasn't entirely convinced by the rotoscoping, but otherwise it was very good.
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FF2- Rise of the Silver Surfer


Better than the first one.
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Battle Royale 2: It was alright, kind of a war movie. Nothing like the first though but still good.
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Better than the first one.
Dang but those reflective effects on the surfer looked expensive. I agree that it was an improvment on the first film overall. Better, more coherent plot for a start.
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Dang but those reflective effects on the surfer looked expensive. I agree that it was an improvment on the first film overall. Better, more coherent plot for a start.
And more scenes of Johnny Storm (Chris Evans) shirtless all the better.





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Now that's more like it.

I watched Black Snake Moan today. Man that was a weird movie, but Samuel L. played some mighty fine Blues in that one.
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