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Old 12-21-2006, 05:18 PM   #1941
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Hey, shouldn't that be a semicolon instead of a comma? What kind of grammar nazi are you?!
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Old 12-21-2006, 07:22 PM   #1942
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Hey, shouldn't that be a semicolon instead of a comma? What kind of grammar nazi are you?!

Oh, and to bring this thread back on topic, never EVER watch this movie.
lol, I saw "National Lampoon" and "Paris Hilton" and just shuddered...for a very. long. TIME.
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Old 12-22-2006, 05:43 PM   #1943
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I just watched The Da Vinci Code, if I didn't already have such a low opinion of the masses, I'd be shocked how a plot like that could inspire such a phenomenon.
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Old 12-22-2006, 06:00 PM   #1944
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I just watched The Da Vinci Code, if I didn't already have such a low opinion of the masses, I'd be shocked how a plot like that could inspire such a phenomenon.
After I read the book I refused to watch the movie. There is no possible way you could have condensed that book into a screenplay and not loose everything.
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Old 12-22-2006, 07:01 PM   #1945
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I think as a rule it's not a good idea to adapt novels that are that incredibly (and undeservedly) popular, because you'll always have people saying they ruined the book no matter how good it is. Not like the Da Vinci Code was a good movie or anything - in that respect the movie perfectly matches the book.
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Old 12-23-2006, 04:40 AM   #1946
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In the last couple of days I've seen the Director's Cut versions of the first two Lethal Weapon films.

They're fun, but I'm not quite sure how they managed to do well enough to make four of the things. There seems to be very little plot in the first film, though the dialogue between Riggs and Murtaugh is well written.
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Old 12-23-2006, 05:40 AM   #1947
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The first two Lethal Weapons were entertaining, but the last two were painful to watch. The plots were practically nonexistent, it was like paying 20 bucks to watch a bunch of friends get together and goof around.
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Old 12-23-2006, 04:49 PM   #1948
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Old 12-25-2006, 07:16 AM   #1949
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Old 12-25-2006, 07:48 AM   #1950
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The Day the Earth Stood Still

Now that didn't age particularly well, did it? Screw world police, interplanetary police FTW!
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Old 12-25-2006, 05:21 PM   #1951
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My B-Horror-movie night!!!

A Bucket of Blood (1959)
It was actually pretty good. Funny and short enough.
Great, worth to watch in "always on top" window, when surfing in internet and chatting with friends at the same time.
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Toter hing im Netz, Ein (1960) ("Horrors of Spider Island")
What the hell was that? Compared to previous, it was complete bulls**t, or should i say A bucket full of crap. It wasn't even funny, ultimately boring, while the plot outline was extremely promising :
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En route to a show in Singapore, a troupe of beautiful dancers are stranded on a deserted island by a plane crash. Their routine of skinny-dipping and devising new skimpy outfits is interrupted when a radioactive spider bites their manager and turns him into a wild-eyed, furry-faced monster with three fangs and a passion for strangling.

Plot Outline: Survivors of a plane crash on a remote island find it is covered by spiders. When bitten, the survivors start turning into spiders!
1.5/10 (1point for this hairy-faced dude, who wanted to be spider or something)
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Old 12-25-2006, 06:22 PM   #1952
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My B-Horror-movie night!!!

Toter hing im Netz, Ein (1960) ("Horrors of Spider Island")
What the hell was that? Compared to previous, it was complete bulls**t, or should i say A bucket full of crap. It wasn't even funny, ultimately boring, while the plot outline was extremely promising :

1.5/10 (1point for this hairy-faced dude, who wanted to be spider or something)
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the Spider Island film was spoofed brilliantly on Mystery Science Theatre 3000, one of their best episodes.
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Old 12-26-2006, 05:29 AM   #1953
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Old 12-27-2006, 05:41 AM   #1954
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Rocky Balboa

Was better than I expected. More reminicint of the first 2 films than the dreadful 3,4,5 which was a good thing.
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Old 12-27-2006, 06:01 AM   #1955
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Paprika
This movie is not so popular in Japan, but it was great !
I had a very good time.
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Old 12-27-2006, 07:53 AM   #1956
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Rocky Balboa

Was better than I expected. More reminicint of the first 2 films than the dreadful 3,4,5 which was a good thing.
I saw it too, and while I agree with every single thing you said, I was still let down by so many unresolved or poorly resolved subplots.

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For the whole movie Rocky's son doesn't like him. Then, instead of a really believable outcome, Rocky delivers a single speech outside his restaurant, and suddenly the kid is visiting his mother's grave and working on Rocky's training team. That brings me to the cheesiest stuff in the movie...how everyone Rocky meets seems to join his team. Even the love interest's son becomes a Rocky team member.

Lastly, I was disappointed in the romance subplot. Sure, it's sweet that for Rocky there was only one woman, and she's gone. But the whole romance subplot just felt unimportant. By the end, though I enjoyed the movie, it sort of felt empty to me and there were far too many similarities to the first Rocky, which remains superior.
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Old 12-27-2006, 12:19 PM   #1957
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I think the similarities were there on purpose...Rocky's career ends the way it began: he has a relationship with a local gal; his fight ends up as a loss, but still a spiritual win; he has his remaining family and neighborhood friends to share his life with. And, what I thought was a neat touch, the chair at Adrian's grave was gone...he was no longer living in the past, and moping around.

lol, can you tell I liked it? (at least it wipes away the bitter memory of Rocky V...)
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Old 12-27-2006, 03:58 PM   #1958
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Kamome Shokudo / Kamome Diner / Ruokala Lokki - a new Japanese movie that takes place in Finland. It's about a woman who decided to run a cafe in Finland, and about a few of the people she meets. Not much to it, but it's a cute movie.

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen - this suffers from too many iconic characters following a textbook script.
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Old 12-27-2006, 04:33 PM   #1959
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I liked some of LXG, but I was disappointed by some of the end result, too...

-the CGI Hyde sucked. Badly.

-They adapted it to the screen, but left out or changed waaay too much to make it more "teen" friendly.
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Old 12-27-2006, 08:00 PM   #1960
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Casino Royale.

Well, I've seen it in french (by accident), which hampered my enjoyment a lot, but still, I'm very disappointed by this movie. I was expecting a refreshing new Bond, with a whole new layer to it. I got that, except that the new layer is a totally predictable story with predictable twists all over, a useless complication of the already wacked Bond timeline, and a horrifingly boby-builded and violent Bond.

The only thing that I liked was the epic and surreal chase at the beginning.
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