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Old 07-18-2007, 06:45 PM   #2721
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Jesus Camp - sad and disturbing.
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Old 07-18-2007, 06:53 PM   #2722
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I just saw Jacob's Ladder, believe it or not I hadn't seen it before. It was really good. I didn't know that both Sanitarium and Silent Hill got their inspiration from the same movie. If you haven't seen it I highly recommend it.
I did not know that.

I've played both of those games, and have had Jacob's Ladder on my Netflix queue for awhile, so maybe I should nudge it up to the top.
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Old 07-19-2007, 12:53 AM   #2723
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Jesus Camp - sad and disturbing.
So true!

Now go watch Deliver Us From Evil...
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Old 07-19-2007, 02:03 PM   #2724
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I did not know that.

I've played both of those games, and have had Jacob's Ladder on my Netflix queue for awhile, so maybe I should nudge it up to the top.
It's a great movie, you will recognise many aspects if you've played those games.
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Old 07-19-2007, 04:08 PM   #2725
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Batman Returns (1992)
This is... um... weird. Rockets strapped to animals?

I can't actually decide whether I like this or not. It's got a lot going for it, but it's also a bit... well... silly?
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Old 07-19-2007, 07:23 PM   #2726
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Batman Returns (1992)
This is... um... weird. Rockets strapped to animals?

I can't actually decide whether I like this or not. It's got a lot going for it, but it's also a bit... well... silly?
I really have to see that again. It's the last Burton Batman film, but I don't think I've seen it since it came out.

Even though I'm freaked out by all of the re-starts of previous super-hero film franchises (Batman, Superman) and all of the other new ones, I have to say that I was pleasantly pleased with Batman Begins (2005) and am looking forward to Heath Ledger as The Joker in the next installment.
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Old 07-20-2007, 04:19 AM   #2727
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Superman Returns was a sequel, not a reboot. A sequel to the second film though, discarding the third and fourth, so maybe one can call it a partial reboot.

The new Hulk movie will be a total reboot though.
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Well, because of the price of the 2-disc editions I'm skipping Batman Forever and Batman and Robin for now, so Batman Begins will be the next Batman film I see (hopefully next week).
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Watched:

The Hunt: It was okay
Masters of Horror: Jenifer - Again, just okay
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Old 07-21-2007, 01:26 AM   #2730
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The Dark Power

Maybe the fact that it wsa 99p in my local corner shop should have warned me. This is without doubt one of the worst films I've ever seen (not sure how it achieved 4.2 on IMDB)

Basic plot. Indian dies that has been guarding the graves of four Toltec sorcerors intent on rising up and committing evil!!!! (they use four exclamation marks in the explanatory bit about Toltecs at the start) Young women who like to prance about in their underwear start renting his house (including token black girl, token racist girl and token lecherous brother of racist girl who she invites to stay out of spite) Toltec zombies rise up and cause mayhem.

Except they don't do that until 45 minutes in. This is in a movie that is only 70 minutes long (despite claims to the contrary on the cover) so you have about two thirds of the movie without zombies at all. I was starting to think I was watching an 80s teen angst movie for a while.

Then they appear and it seems the Toltecs were fans of the Three Stooges as they start performing comedy routines (in-between the vicious slaying of teens) The one with the Tomahawks is especially good. He performs a manouvre that was clearly intended to say "look at my expertise with these tomahawks" but comes off as "Saturday Night Fever reject" He then goes on to perform lots of Power Rangers poses and tomahawks one of his buddies (because it's hard to hit someone from three feet away who is being held IN FRONT of your buddy)

But it's OK because we have a hero, Lash LaRue (as Ranger Girard), master of the mystical whip. Lash LaRue is reputed to have very good whip skills but you wouldn't be able to tell it here. He just looks like he's waving him arm about (even in his introductory scene where he sees off the most docile, stupidly grinning pack of wild dogs you've ever seen)

I could go on but I think you get the idea. If you see this film showing, give it a wide berth.

Let's finish with some classic dialogue.
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And the classic challenge for fighters of evil.
Ranger Girard: All right, you demonic bastard, let's take this outside!
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The Hunt: It was okay
Masters of Horror: Jenifer - Again, just okay
Jenifer is one of the best episodes in Masters of Horror if you ask me (but I have only seen the first season). Argento shows what a genius he is once again. Of course it isn't as good as Suspiria and Opera which is his best movies IMO.
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Transformers

Robots in disguise.

Ace summer movie and one of my favourites of the year. Funny, exciting, superb SFX and giant robot battles. Everything you need in a blockbuster movie.

Not perfect, but what film is. Bay isn't the greatest director and seems to love the slow pan shot of actors standing up.

However for edge of your seats kick ass action.

Best film of the summer.
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Old 07-22-2007, 06:54 AM   #2733
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I was never really into Transformers when I was a kid, but I had two of the toys.

I just watched The "Back To The Future"-trilogy, I remember seeing the third one when it was released. They're still really good. The second one is the weakest though.
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The Departed - a good movie. Scorsese's movies have always had some annoying characters or parts, but this one didn't.
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The Departed - a good movie. Scorsese's movies have always had some annoying characters or parts, but this one didn't.
I thought it was pretty decent too, I haven't seen the original (any of them) though.
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Batman Returns (1992)
This is... um... weird. Rockets strapped to animals?

I can't actually decide whether I like this or not. It's got a lot going for it, but it's also a bit... well... silly?

The first two Batman adaptations are my favourite comic hero goes cinema adventures by about two thousand miles. It's funny seeing Batman Returns going crazy like that, only made possible because Burton was granted far more artistic freedom than he had in Batman. I'm sure DC purists hate it.. but screw them.
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Return of the Evil Dead - It was pretty good.

Saw - The original short the movie was based off of. I see how it was incorperated into the movie and how it started a franchise. But... why was it called Saw if there wasn't a saw in it?
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Old 07-23-2007, 06:46 AM   #2738
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Batman Begins
Ooh. Me likes this one. Lots of good dialogue in here (as well as the impressive action and an internally consistent plot).
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I just saw El Mariachi and Desperados, both were pretty decent. I liked the first one the most, there is a great scene in the beginning when he wants to work as a musician in a bar and the bartender says that he already has music and a guy starts playing his synthesizer.

The reason that I'm watching this many movies right now is that I'm in school all day rendering, exporting and burning the first version of my own movie (my graduation project). I'm soon finished with it though.
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Red Dwarf: White Hole
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