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Old 10-04-2008, 07:58 PM   #3341
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Iron Man. and I am not that impressed--I wish I didn't buy the Blu-ray version unsceen, but I will give it another try.

You people dissing Dark Night may want to give it another try--it currently holds position #3 on IDb's top 250, aside some pretty heavy hitters.
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Eh, I liked some of the movies on that list... but most of them just aren't all that interesting to me. And some movies I'd put at the top are at the bottom, and vice versa. And some of my favourites aren't even on that list. Why can't we all just accept that people have different tastes, hmm?

Don't get me wrong, though; The Dark Night wasn't bad, it just... wasn't great. Then again, I do prefer a certain amount of camp in my superhero movies, which this one completely lacked. *shrugs*
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Old 10-05-2008, 01:30 AM   #3343
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I thought Dark Knight was awesome. The only thing that let it down a little bit was Batman's overdone 'angry voice'. I get that he has to try and not sound recognizable, but it's a bit silly.

Other than that, great film. Ledger steals the show.

Camp is actually what I dislike about superheroes. They're inherently ridiculous enough that they really don't need to lay on extra cheese. The only superhero films I haven't been embarrassed to watch are the first two of Spiderman and Burton and Nolan's Batman... oh and the first X-men was alright.


I agree though... no accounting for tastes. Some films in that list... "Really?"
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:01 AM   #3344
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Kautokeino Opprøret

Finally saw it. I've been waiting 15 years for Gaup to make a film similar to Ofelas. It was really good.


Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer


Not as good as the Evil Dead series but still fun. Englund is great in this one. I hope they make sequels.
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Old 10-09-2008, 01:17 PM   #3345
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The House By The Cemetery

Extremely good! I haven't seen much of Fulcis work but I will definitely start now.
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:30 PM   #3346
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Barton Fink - A beautiful movie about a little Jewish writer, employed by a Hollywood movie studio, struggling to find inspiration; and about Charlie, who basically is a good man, helps struggling people, dispises rudeness and cruelness. It is a tale about friendship. And it wouldn't be the Coen, if it wasn't absolutely and marvelously fucked up. I enjoyed it a lot.
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Mamma mia!

Light and funny, the film would have miserably failed as a movie and as a musical wouldn't be for Meryl Streep, wonderful as always!
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:17 PM   #3348
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Angel-A, a cute film from Luc Besson (Fifth Dimension, Leon).
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Pirates of the Carribean II: Dead Man's Chest. Very funny and even better than the first one. I almost fell off the red couch laughing.
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went and seen max payne friday night with my friend michael and john and dave and my then girl friend amanda who broke up with me monday so sad but not as sad as the movie. It was just terrible as nothing to do with the game except having the same title people save your money. Even if your not a fan of the game like if you just want to see shootout then this is not the movie for you their was maybe 1 and 1/2 shootouts in the movie. Max Payne is now on my poop list forever worst waste of money ever.
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Speed Racer. Not as bad some some say, but not great either. I'd say it's worth the rental.
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Dark Knight, I was bored for the first 10 to 15mins I almost turned it off, but it got better, I like the action scenes, they had too many stories running at once and it was too long.I didnt think the Joker was that good, I like Jack's version better [that movie was pretty bad].
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Death Proof, I was surprised that I liked this.
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Quantum of Solace

Another year another dreadful Bond Theme.

Just as well the film behind the song is top notch.

Picking up from the end of Casino Royale this is Bond at his most brutal, chasing revenge for the death of his girlfriend. Tracking down the members of the "Quantum" group as the plot to take over Boliva.

Really just an excuse for lots and lots and lots of chases and fights, women (although not as many as in previous Bond films) and world travel.

I loved it esp the homage to "Goldfinger" at one point.

8/10
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Smokin' Aces, 300, and Snakes on a Plane


All three of these are extremely graphic films, and none of them, except the first, has any tangible story. That said, Smokin' Aces had some good gunfights, and the ending was fairly interesting.

300 had a lot of slow-mo decapitations, which is fine, except that there was zero substance. It was basically a complete butchery of the story of the Battle of Thermopylae.

Snakes was completely entertaining. Samuel Jackson is awesome, so it was naturally great.
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Smokin' Aces, 300, and Snakes on a Plane


All three of these are extremely graphic films, and none of them, except the first, has any tangible story. That said, Smokin' Aces had some good gunfights, and the ending was fairly interesting.

300 had a lot of slow-mo decapitations, which is fine, except that there was zero substance. It was basically a complete butchery of the story of the Battle of Thermopylae.

Snakes was completely entertaining. Samuel Jackson is awesome, so it was naturally great.
It's not based on the battle...its based on the graphic novel 300 which in turn is based on the movie The 300 Spartans...its historical fiction not nonfiction.
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Yeah, I know. I guess I was expecting a bit more plot. For a work of fiction, it doesn't have much to it, besides non-stop fighting.
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Yeah, I know. I guess I was expecting a bit more plot. For a work of fiction, it doesn't have much to it, besides non-stop fighting.
I get were your coming from, but really there wasn't a whole lot of story in the first place. Personally I thought the movie was great, but different strokes of different folks.
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:12 PM   #3359
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Watched a couple of movies last weekend ...

BATMAN BEGINS

Finally ! Never got around seeing it in three years.
Iīve never been a comic fan but Batman is for sure my favourite superhero because, after all,
heīs still "just" a human being w/o superpowers.

What can I say ?

I absolutely loved it. Very good acting (even Katie Holmes was fine - I expected to hate her performance),
great direction by Nolan, even better atmosphere, intriguing villains etc.

I donīt know if it stays true to the comics, and honestly ... I donīt care

After first viewing a strong 9/10
Canīt wait to see DARK KNIGHT on DVD

THE MIST

Another good watch.
Some of the acting seemed a bit stiff, but I liked the B-movie style story line (reminded me e.g. of Half Life).
Very supenseful throughout. The ending seems to be a matter of love it or hate it.
Personally I liked it. Itīs interesting to think about how you would possibly react in such a situation ...

Strong 8/10 points

Iīd love to watch the black & white version.
I have to get my hands on the Special Edition ...

THE HAPPENING

phew ...

I expected it to be a lot worse after all the flack it got on imdb & rottentomatoes. But it isnīt a good movie either.
Not by a long shot.
The premise is cool and some scenes work pretty well (my favourite is the jeep sequence ...)
but thereīs not enough chemistry between the actors to make you believe in their feelings for each other.

The movie is too short as well.
It suddenly ends around the 1 1/2 hour mark.
Thereīs this very long story set-up (which I like) and then suddenly BAM
Spoiler:
3 months later
and shortly after it
Spoiler:
... starts all over again in Paris
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Not a good way to end a movie IMO

A weak 6/10

And finally

INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL

This is a tough one.

Canīt say that I wasnīt etertained throughout the movie.
But I wasnīt blown away by it either.
Itīs inevitable to compare it with the 80īs trilogy.

I didnīt expect it to be on par with CRUSADE not to mention THE adventure movie RAIDERS and it is better than TEMPLE OF DOOM, a movie I loath (except for the first action scene & the one on the bridge).
Furthermore everybody told me how badly it sucks.
My expectations were pretty low, probably thatīs why I wasnīt disappointed.

OK, the already infamous fridge scene is debatable.
But itīs sooo over the top that I got a few good laughs out of it.
And I was under the impression I laughed with the movie not at it.

The only sequence I flat-out hate is the one in the jungle towards the end.
Anybody whoīs seen the movie probably knows what Iīm talking about
Spoiler:
henry "tarzan" jones III & the monkey tribe


Some characters were forgettable (Winstoneīs for instance) and the effects looked cheap from time to time (especially the very first shot) and itīs no good idea to start an Indy movie with
Spoiler:
an Elvis Presley song, even if itīs set in the fifties

There are several more nit-picks ... but nothing crucial.

The bottom line:

it isnīt bad but in the end a pretty redundant addition to the series

Raiders of the Lost Ark 10/10
Last Crusade 9/10
Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull 6.5/10
Temple Of Doom 3.5/10 (Capshaw I hate you)

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Quantum of Solace

Another year another dreadful Bond Theme.

Just as well the film behind the song is top notch.

Picking up from the end of Casino Royale this is Bond at his most brutal, chasing revenge for the death of his girlfriend. Tracking down the members of the "Quantum" group as the plot to take over Boliva.

Really just an excuse for lots and lots and lots of chases and fights, women (although not as many as in previous Bond films) and world travel.

I loved it esp the homage to "Goldfinger" at one point.

8/10


I actually enjoyed the song.

I liked the Goldfinger tribute as well. Very well done.

I thought this one was pretty good too. I've enjoyed Daniel Craig as the new Bond so far. I just saw it today with my mom.
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