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Old 05-30-2006, 10:52 AM   #1301
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I love Mandy Patinkin in that movie.

"Is this a kissing book?" <--- not said by Mandy Patinkin I just like that line.
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Old 05-30-2006, 02:38 PM   #1302
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Alien vs Predator - not as bad as I expected. Better than Predator 2.
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Old 05-30-2006, 02:42 PM   #1303
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I saw Xmen 3, Mission Impossible 3, and The Da Vinci Code all in the last month.

All would have been passable popcorn fare if I was really bored, fairly drunk, and had been recently socked in the head by a large club or mallot, but sadly that wasn't the case.

They were all extremely sloppy movies full of poor transparent screenwriting shortcuts (lots of lazy character deaths or plot switcharoos as last ditch efforts to inject drama in otherwise soulless plots). Mission Impossible 3 was essentially a 2 hour shot of a car exploding. Just action scene after action scene with no room to breathe, no moments to savor, and no time for characters to actually do anything interesting.

Except Ian McKellan. He stood well above anyone in any of those three films - well, he was only in Xmen 3 and the Da Vinci Code, but if he'd been in MI:3 he probably would have cleaned up there as well. Anyway he was totally excellent and hardcore despite being in two otherwise worthless turds.

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Also last night I saw Brick with Chris (remixor), and it was totally awesome. If you like film noir/crime stories/hard boiled detective stuff, and the concept of such a story semi-arbitrarily being set around the (relatively) seedy underbelly of some American high school appeals to you, you have no choice but to see Brick.
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Alien vs Predator - not as bad as I expected. Better than Predator 2.
Heh. I haven't seen Predator 2, but I'm of the opinion that AvP isn't actually that bad a film. Sure, it's heavily flawed, but I've seen far, far worse films, and I'm more disappointed by the thought of what they could have done with the franchise than by what I see when I watch what they did make.
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Old 05-30-2006, 04:16 PM   #1305
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Except Ian McKellan.
Since I'm horrible with actor names, I had to put that in IMDB to see who you mean.

And even before my movie-bound answer, found this.

Magneto (2007) (announced) .... Eric Lensherr/Magneto

I'm unsure if I want to start a droolfest of the potential, or brace for impact.
Sadly, probably latter.

*fangirl heart breaks!*
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V for Vendetta.. I'm only saying.. WOW!
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well, that's a pipe of a different color
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X-Men

*orgasm!*

Yeah, now I'm going to chime into the choir. Bring back Bryan Singer!
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The Life Aquatic - it was a pretty good movie, but not as good as Rushmore or Royal Tenenbaums. For the most part I like the cinematography of his movies, but at points it can be too much.
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Otto Preminger's Anatomy of a Murder

Sky High - surprisingly funny and cute

Guilty by Suspicion

X3 for the second time with this friend of mine (a girl )

Vertigo for the second time
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Old 06-02-2006, 12:09 AM   #1312
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V for Vendetta.

What was left out of the comic was mostly chaff anyway, I thought it was a reasonable interpretation at least as far as the 'big events'. I especially like the 'bulletins of fear' on the news media to keep the population cowed (art imitates life).

The chancellor however was a bit of a let down, he was hammed up to the level of a cliche facist. In the comic he's far more controlled, almost unemotional. He practically worships a central computer named FATE that makes all the big decisions, free from emotional influence. Coupled with the 'old' music and relics of the past V collected it portrayed reliance on modernisation to be as abhorrent as seeking racial or moral purity.
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Old 06-03-2006, 08:06 AM   #1313
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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead - this was my third time watching it, and it hasn't lost its appeal.
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Old 06-03-2006, 11:56 AM   #1314
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United 93

Detailing the harrowing story of the people aboard United 93 on Sept 11th 2001.

This is a stunning movie filmed with hand held cameras really puts you in the middle of the events.

Take a ring side seat and watch the chaos unfold as the story flicks between the plane and various FAA, air traffic control and Military installations trying to understand what is going on and come to terms with the unfolding disaster.

It never once delves into sentimentality, you never see background on any of the characters (In fact you never really get to hear their names). No flag waving, no Bruce willis type heroes, just simple people scared and desperate to save their life.

Although I did think they overdid the ending with the attempt to take back the plane. *spoilers*
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I don't think there is any evidence that they actually made it into the cockpit or killed 2 of the terrorists.
*spoilers*

A Masterful piece of cinema.


Posideon

Remake of the old Gene Hackman flick "The Posideon Adventure".

Loved it. Of course the old one is a better movie, but the SFX and updating make this a worthy remake.

Starts off with a superb 360 camera sweep of the new boat. (Nice CGI).

Skip to the characters give each of them a little air time, have a new years party then HIT THE BOAT WITH A 150 FOOT WAVE.

COOL.........the cgi was excellent as the boat gets flipped, bodies start piling up and everything goes to hell.

So it leaves it up to Josh Lucas, Kurt Russell etc to lead a few survivors including annoying kid up(or down) through the boat to try and escape.

Old fashioned disaster flick with a new glossy CGI coat.

One of the better blockbusters to be released this year.
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I kind of want to see United 93 but I'm not at all patriotic and not into sentimentalism, either. Would it still be worth seeing? (serious question)
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Old 06-03-2006, 12:47 PM   #1316
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Definetly worth watching. No patrionism or sentimentality in it. Or very little. The phoning loved ones bit was done sparingly and to good effect.

And it showed the confusion and disbelief that the FAA and military were caught with their pants round their ankles unable to cope.

Probably because it was directed by a Brit and one who directed Bloody Sunday so he knows how those type of movies.
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Godfater Part One: This movie is really a masterpiece!
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Old 06-03-2006, 01:45 PM   #1318
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Enjoyed United 93 also, but hated Poseidon. It was too ridiculous to even get entertainment out of, and the attempts at characterization were a waste since none of the characters were worth learning about. I will say this though... Poseidon is the only movie I ever watched where I cheered for WATER. The water was the hero of the film for me because it was always drowning out the poor dialogue...
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An Inconvenient Truth - highly recommended, especially if you don't believe in global warming. You'll be convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt. And if you're voting Republican, this should be enough to make you a one-issue staunch Democrat voter
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Nah. From my experience Republicans are too busy trying to strip rights from gays and ban abortion to worry about unimportant things like the economy or the environment or foreign policy.
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