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Old 07-05-2006, 09:56 AM   #1421
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Over the Hedge is a Dreamworks film.
Oh yeah, Cars is pixar then? Mixed up.
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Old 07-05-2006, 03:25 PM   #1422
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Apocalypse Now and Redux - I think the added scenes were unnecessary, so I'll talk about the original version. This is one of the best movies I've ever seen. It's something that grabs you and takes you in further and further. The different types of insanity represented are quite something. I think what firmly makes this movie as my top favorite is the final act. It's the most riveting thing I've seen. After it's all done, all I can say is, "...wow."
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Old 07-07-2006, 07:41 AM   #1423
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I just saw PotC: Dead Mans Chest, Im a massive fan of the movie series, and this movie ended with a massive cliff hanger, but we all know PotC 2 & 3 are being shot back-to-back, so next year I'll hopefully find out how...

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Jack is alive after being eaten by the Kraken? Is he a spirit now or something? arg!

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Why captain barbosa is STILL alive and why would he help the people who tried to kill him?

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And I was so shocked Elizabeth was the one who killed Jack.


Good humour, great action, more Jack. - What more?
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Old 07-07-2006, 09:00 AM   #1424
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Le Couperet - It's a French film about a guy who looses his job of 15 years to cutbacks and downsizing. He then goes on a killing spree (btw, he's happily married with two kids) to knock off the other five guys who are vying for the same job as he is.

The irony of it all was that I caught the film at the local Cinema du Parc where I've worked for the past 7 months. The cinema, which happens to be Montreal's last English repertory cinema, is being shut down in a few weeks because of slumping box office sales and general missmanagement. Granted I don't plan on killing anyone to vent my frustrations, but it's understandable how hard it can be on some people when they lose their jobs.

Oh, and the film is quite good. Worth seeing if you can find it.
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Old 07-07-2006, 11:09 AM   #1425
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I just saw PotC: Dead Mans Chest, Im a massive fan of the movie series, and this movie ended with a massive cliff hanger, but we all know PotC 2 & 3 are being shot back-to-back, so next year I'll hopefully find out how...
I'm hoping to see it next week, propably even during the premiere night on Wednesday.
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Old 07-08-2006, 01:11 AM   #1426
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The final shot in PotC2
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I too went to see Monkey Island II - The movie (Sorry Pirates of the Caribbean 2).

I enjoyed it. Not as mush as the first one. This film was overlong and an light of plot.

Did they really have to include EVERY character from the first film. It made for too mauch jumping about plot-wise.

It's very funny though.

I loved all the Monkey Island References in it.

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Wow. INSANE. That's all I can say. Pirates 2 has just set the opening day record box office. $55.5 million on Friday. Crazy. Absolutely crazy. Keep in mind that the best Friday-Sunday opening in history was Spider-Man with $114 million. But Spider-Man's Friday opening was $39 million, not $55 million. We could be looking at a HUGE 3 day box office haul here folks.
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I too went to see Monkey Island II - The movie (Sorry Pirates of the Caribbean 2).

I enjoyed it. Not as mush as the first one. This film was overlong and an light of plot.

Did they really have to include EVERY character from the first film. It made for too mauch jumping about plot-wise.

It's very funny though.

I loved all the Monkey Island References in it.

From

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Norrington dressed like Guybrush at one point.
Voodoo Lady
Davy Jones = Le Chuck
Cannibal encounter
Using a coffin as a boat.
I SWEAR the screenwriter played Monkey Island 2 and used idea from it. I mean as soon as you...
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see the swamp and the voodoo lady I coulden't help but thinking of Mankey Island 2, I mean in MK2 you use a boat to get to the shack in the middle of the swamp, THE SAME as PotC.


Great movie, and I hope it tops the box office sales of the first movie which was more than 1 Billion bucks btw. I know, crazyness.
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The Man With A Movie Camera - beautiful, as I expected. It was fascinating watching Odessa from 70 years ago. Too bad I can't find the Cinematic Orchestra version - Ninjatune has sold out as well as Amazon. Does anybody know where I could buy it?
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The Man With A Movie Camera - beautiful, as I expected. It was fascinating watching Odessa from 70 years ago. Too bad I can't find the Cinematic Orchestra version - Ninjatune has sold out as well as Amazon. Does anybody know where I could buy it?
Tried ebay.com?
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Predator, there's just something about Arnie's movies that make them classics.

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Dead Mans Chest is very poor. Too much forced humor, inprobable escapes and too many unforgivable hand changes.
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Tried ebay.com?
No luck on ebay either. The DVD seems very rare.
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The Straight Story by David Lynch
Based on a true story.
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Old 07-09-2006, 09:15 AM   #1436
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A Scanner Darkly

Who knew that you could do a faithful adaptation of a Philip K. Dick story?

I liked it; I've always had a thing for Winona Ryder, and the film is worth the price of admission for Robert Downey Jr. alone. Keanu actually does a creditable job in the main part. It's maybe a bit too literal and straightforward, I remember the book being less coherent and more f-ed up.

The Photoshop rotoscoping is visually interesting, sometimes a bit distracting, and ultimately feels a bit unnecessary.

It's nice. I recommend it.
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Damn you people that live in cities where movies come out in limited release. I can't waaaaaaaaiiiiiiit till A Scanner Darkly comes here (the 27th or 28th, I believe). I got some promo materials for the movie and stuff. Just absolutely loved the book (although I by principle never grade a movie based on the book if I've read it).

Oh and A Straight Story is great too. Glad you liked it, Jelena.
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Old 07-09-2006, 07:38 PM   #1438
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I was surprised to find that I liked POTC2. It's nowhere near as tightly made as the first one (which is so so so so solid for a Hollywood action/adventure film), but it was really very entertaining without being offensively bad or going too far over the edge of retarded exploding car insanity too often (sometimes it was a little too out of control with retardedness, but it pulled itself back together pretty quick every time).

Also, yeah, I really liked how much it resembled Monkey Island 2. I think the first POTC still looks far more MI (especially all the nighttime shots which are either blue and white in the moonlight, or red/orange/brown/green inside a building. That blue/white + red/orange/brown/green 100% matches the indoor/outdoor night coloring palette used by the background artists in the first two MI games, it's awesome. The cinematography in POTC2 isn't nearly as solid, but it was still pretty.
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