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Title: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 29-03-2009, 18:03:04

For me it was

Gran Torino
- I loved it. A perfect end to Clint's career as an actor. Loved the scene were Clint and the barber talked about how a real man talks.

"Bitch about your car and your wife"

8 out of 10



Batman Begins
- For me, this one is far better then The Dark Knight IMO

8 out of 10



 
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Invincible on 29-03-2009, 18:03:09
Grand torino for me also!

I liked it, A old grumpy man who is done with life. Only downside imo was the bad acting of the vietnamees boy and girl he is helping.

Tonight going to watch Role models. wondering how that movie is.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 29-03-2009, 18:03:13
Role Models:
7.5/10
Quite funny if you watch it for the first time, but after I saw it 3 times in a short period it became a bit boring. Not all jokes good, but it´s still funny. I still prefer "Super Bad".
Gran Torino:
9/10
One of my favourites.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Biiviz on 29-03-2009, 18:03:41
I just saw Gran Torino as well, great movie.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 29-03-2009, 19:03:34
I thought Role Models was quite "tacky"

I love Paul Rudd but this one got a really thin story

But some good moments here and there, and the crazy lady from 40 Year Old Virgin is this movie (the boss of the store in 40YOV)

She's crazy

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Siccy on 29-03-2009, 19:03:20
Bolt

Amazing. I've always been a sucker for animation movies. lol I rate it amazing/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mr_Cheese on 29-03-2009, 19:03:15
Hehe, I've just seen Bolt too. I second your rating Siccy.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: VonMudra on 29-03-2009, 21:03:23
Gran Torino was amazing, but its def not the end to Clint's career.  He's already working on another movie we as speak ;)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 29-03-2009, 22:03:48
Gran Torino was amazing, but its def not the end to Clint's career.  He's already working on another movie we as speak ;)

That's why I said "acting career"

May he live forever as an director
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Schneider on 29-03-2009, 23:03:29
Short question. Is this on movies running in the cinemas atm only, or may we also say something on movies we randomly saw on tv?
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Admiral Donutz on 29-03-2009, 23:03:24
Short question. Is this on movies running in the cinemas atm only, or may we also say something on movies we randomly saw on tv?
I don't see why not, I myself hardly ever go to the cimena (once a year or less?) and more commonly watch movies on DVD or on TV.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: VonMudra on 29-03-2009, 23:03:27
Gran Torino was amazing, but its def not the end to Clint's career.  He's already working on another movie we as speak ;)

That's why I said "acting career"

May he live forever as an director


He's acting in this movie too :P
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Hockeywarrior on 30-03-2009, 01:03:51
Gran Torino was amazing, but its def not the end to Clint's career.  He's already working on another movie we as speak ;)
Really? no joke? I figured it was finally his last. Man that guy just won't quit (and good for him).
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Sir Apple on 30-03-2009, 01:03:05
Hmmm...

Well the Last Movie I saw was Rambo V (I believe thats the one, well, if not, its the newest one that just came out a year or so ago).

I was very impressed by the realism of the movie. Especially considering the previous movies lacked any sense of realism. Aside from that, the movie was about true events, such as, persecution of Christians and other religious parties that travel around the world into hostile areas to witness and spread their beliefs. So, it really had a very good story to it.

Something else they did, is go full out with graphic presentations. They showed in the movie, real videos of be-headings, hangings, etc. And later on in the movie, there are some pretty startling parts as far as graphic-ness goes. But, I think this was , in a way, good, as it helped portray the true story, and bring out what the movie was about.

All in all its the first movie I've watched for awhile that I actually enjoyed.

--------
On a side note...

I've yet to see Gran Torino, I'm waiting for the DVD release. Last time I was in a movie theater... well, lets just say I don't want to go back...  ;D

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mspfc Doc DuFresne on 30-03-2009, 01:03:36
Does Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog count as a movie? It is by far the best piece of cinematography that I've seen in 2009 (if it was longer I'd say 2008 too), but its only 40 minutes and never made it too TV or the theaters.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: gatordh7 on 30-03-2009, 02:03:51
 I actually just watched Pulp Fiction for the first time, even though it came out sometime in the early 90's.. anyways, awesome movie! 8/10
Title: Gran Torino
Post by: Archimonday on 30-03-2009, 02:03:23
In honesty, I'd of thought Clint Eastwood had lived past his glory years and was enjoying his job as a director, let alone star in a new film. I "bought" Gran Torino and watched it on my Playstation right here at my desk, and needless to say I was impressed.

The movie didn't take the racism as far as others, like American History X did, and it wasn't all that violent of a film. It was more or less a dramatic comedy which played out nicely. Every-time Clint talked I found myself giggling at the remarks, as his persona in the movie reminded me all too much of my Grandfather who also fought in the Korean War, and displayed a similar rhetoric to this character, he even sported the same type of dog. The movie was good, but it got even better when Clint marched out of his doorway and onto the front lawn of his Ghetto home with his M1 Garand in hand, and said perhaps one of the rising stars of movie lines "Get Off My Lawn". I can safely say that twenty years from now those words will be repeated again and again much like the famous "I'll Be Back" or "Hasta La Vista Baby" from Terminator.

The movie was good fun, and at the end, just when you thought Clint was to whip out his .45 Caliber M1911 the movie slapped you silly with a lighter displaying a Airborne Cavalry insignia, it was, perhaps one of the greatest movie twists of all time, right up there with "The Sixth Sense".

9 out of 10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Alakazou on 30-03-2009, 05:03:03
Hot rod
8/10
I love this weird kind of humor.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 01-04-2009, 18:04:43
Does Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog count as a movie? It is by far the best piece of cinematography that I've seen in 2009 (if it was longer I'd say 2008 too), but its only 40 minutes and never made it too TV or the theaters.
I loved that one

And the ending, whoa.

Should be seen by everyone who can watch musicals
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: NoCoolOnesLeft on 01-04-2009, 19:04:34
Knowing (2009)


Er...I don't know where to start really. One strange movie to say the least. Nicolas Cage is a bit of a let down at times - playing the only character he can play; the bumbling, confused, but honest and caring figure that got stuck with the job of trying to save the day - or universe - again. His acting passes off most of the time throughout the film, but there is some moments were you can see he is struggling.

The special effects are great - in particular the scene that blew me away was the plane crash, and another one I won't mention for spoiler reasons.

The movie was so-so, thinking about it, but I was curiously drawn into it. The film is a bit pants, but it has charm. The movie can be quite genuinely scary at times, but the ending will leave you bewildered.

It's just one of those films were it isn't sure what it's supposed to be.

Worth a look, if just for the plane crash scene alone - that scene will leave an impression on you.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: HappyFunBall on 02-04-2009, 00:04:37
Flew down to Varadero for vacation 2 weeks ago. On the flight down, some sadistic bastard made the in flight movie "High School Musical 3", all I can say is watching it without bothering to put your headset on didn't seem to detract from my enjoyment.

On the flight back I got "Madagascar 2" the only good think I can say is that I wasn't particularly lost, even though I never saw the original. I heard the first was actually pretty funny, the sequel was NOT.

The second movie was "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2" BOTH WAYS!!!!! Mediocre movie 5/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mspfc Doc DuFresne on 02-04-2009, 04:04:53
Does Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog count as a movie? It is by far the best piece of cinematography that I've seen in 2009 (if it was longer I'd say 2008 too), but its only 40 minutes and never made it too TV or the theaters.
I loved that one

And the ending, whoa.

Should be seen by everyone who can watch musicals

 :D Finally, someone else who has seen it! I still spontaneously break into song when I'm walking to class and whatnot. (Look at these people, Amazing how sheep'll come to the slaughter.)

For anyone who has not seen it:
For Americans there is Hulu (http://www.hulu.com/watch/28343/dr-horribles-sing-along-blog)
For people outside the U.S. there is youtube. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apEZpYnN_1g)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Ts4EVER on 02-04-2009, 04:04:28
I saw "Apocalypse Now Redux" today.
Needless to say:
10/10

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 02-04-2009, 22:04:54
I saw "Apocalypse Now Redux" today.
Needless to say:
10/10

You are correct, Coppola is god. The question for me is though, Godfather II or Redux. Can't choose. One of them is the greatest movie of all time.

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Hockeywarrior on 02-04-2009, 22:04:16
Knowing (2009)


Er...I don't know where to start really. One strange movie to say the least. Nicolas Cage is a bit of a let down at times - playing the only character he can play; the bumbling, confused, but honest and caring figure that got stuck with the job of trying to save the day - or universe - again. His acting passes off most of the time throughout the film, but there is some moments were you can see he is struggling.

The special effects are great - in particular the scene that blew me away was the plane crash, and another one I won't mention for spoiler reasons.

The movie was so-so, thinking about it, but I was curiously drawn into it. The film is a bit pants, but it has charm. The movie can be quite genuinely scary at times, but the ending will leave you bewildered.

It's just one of those films were it isn't sure what it's supposed to be.

Worth a look, if just for the plane crash scene alone - that scene will leave an impression on you.
That movie was a massive waste of my life. Nicholous Cage needs to stand back and take a nice long look at his career thus far... and needs to realize that he needs to stop making shitty movies.

I'll say first that this movie had some decent potential, and for the first 30 minutes or so I was actually kind of intrigued. Then, the dark shadow-people keep showing up and one thought keeps reentering my mind each time -- "Dear God please NOT aliens." Until finally towards the end, I finally sorrowfully realized that, yes, in fact it WAS aliens.

Don't see this movie. The special effects are nice... seeing the Earth get vaporized by a giant fireball is pretty sweet. But, then again, aren't nice special effects the minimum (in some cases, maximum) requirement in movies today?
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Flyboy1942 on 03-04-2009, 00:04:07
Does Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog count as a movie? It is by far the best piece of cinematography that I've seen in 2009 (if it was longer I'd say 2008 too), but its only 40 minutes and never made it too TV or the theaters.
I loved that one

And the ending, whoa.

Should be seen by everyone who can watch musicals

 :D Finally, someone else who has seen it! I still spontaneously break into song when I'm walking to class and whatnot. (Look at these people, Amazing how sheep'll come to the slaughter.)

For anyone who has not seen it:
For Americans there is Hulu (http://www.hulu.com/watch/28343/dr-horribles-sing-along-blog)
For people outside the U.S. there is youtube. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apEZpYnN_1g)

I saw this movie on Hulu back when it first came out. :)

I must say, that up to watching this, I had never enjoyed a single musical. I did not get bored, or annoyed by the singing, etc, but actually liked it. Definitely a must see for everyone.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 03-04-2009, 15:04:08
The Mall Cop.
Pretty bad and not funny. Luckily I didn´t waste 7 Euros for seeing only two funny scenes in 90 minutes....
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 04-04-2009, 11:04:41
Alright, kids. Here's a classic. If you haven't seen this one. Then you are playing around on really, really thin ice

Just watched

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Anything but a straight 10 out of 10 is for me insane

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 04-04-2009, 11:04:10
<playing on thin ice>
But I've seen so many other movies.
<ice starts to rumble>
 :(
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 04-04-2009, 12:04:18
Hmmm...

Well the Last Movie I saw was Rambo V (I believe thats the one, well, if not, its the newest one that just came out a year or so ago).

...and all else apple said
Really?
Rambo V sucked big time. the boyish part of me was thrilled, will all explosions, blood, gore and weapons.
But other than that, it was just so embarrassingly bad.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 04-04-2009, 12:04:34
Nothing beats the first Rambo movie

"I did not come here to save Rambo from you, I came here to save you from Rambo"
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 04-04-2009, 12:04:39
Yes I really like the first one. Especially, as you say, when the major comes and explains who they're really dealing with.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mspfc Doc DuFresne on 04-04-2009, 22:04:02
Saw my first Rambo movie a while back, Rambo, First Blood:Part 2. It's plot consisted of Rambo yelling "POWs" and then proceeding to kill all the Asians and Russians in Vietnam.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Flyboy1942 on 05-04-2009, 00:04:17
I just saw Star Wreck. It was actually pretty baddass for what it was. I liked it. :)


And yes, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly kicks lesser movies' asses. Everything about that movie is just plain awesome, and it all works together so well.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: jumjum on 05-04-2009, 08:04:40
I'm so ashamed: all the movies I see now are Netflix, either online or home delivery. I haven't been to a theater in 3-4 years. 
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 05-04-2009, 11:04:52
Well as far as the reviews go, Gran Torino looks really good. Dump the kids somewhere and go to the cinema Jum   ;D
Anyways I really got to see it. I'm afraid that as usual, when I want to watch a movie in the cinema, it's already out of view and they don't show it anymore.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Moose on 05-04-2009, 17:04:47
I'm so ashamed: all the movies I see now are Netflix, either online or home delivery. I haven't been to a theater in 3-4 years. 

That's not a bad thing, going to a theater now is better spent buying two dinner it is that expensive.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 05-04-2009, 17:04:33
It´s true, it´s expensive, but if a movie is good I rather watch it in a cinema with a great sound and image than at home.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Schneider on 05-04-2009, 17:04:24
I'm so ashamed: all the movies I see now are Netflix, either online or home delivery. I haven't been to a theater in 3-4 years. 

That's not a bad thing, going to a theater now is better spent buying two dinner it is that expensive.

Tehe. I spend 4,50€ for a standard movie at the movie theater, if you can find me a place for good dinner à 2,25€ email me the adress.  :P
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 05-04-2009, 17:04:55
I pay 7 Euro as a student. Where do you pay such a low price?  :o
When I was in England we went to see some movies there, aswell. F*ckin expensive! Like 8 or 9 Pounds just for the movie (that was at the time when the Pound was remarkably stronger than the Euro, last summer ^^)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Ts4EVER on 05-04-2009, 19:04:16
Little half-related question, what does "Viewer discretion advised" mean in american TV?
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Schneider on 05-04-2009, 20:04:27
I pay 7 Euro as a student. Where do you pay such a low price?  :o

That's the reduced price for pupils, university students, drafted soldiers, disabled... etc. at the UCI Kinowelt. It's a cinema chain, got about a dozen or two theatres through the country IIRC, saw one in berlin too..
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: NoCoolOnesLeft on 05-04-2009, 20:04:12
I pay 7 Euro as a student. Where do you pay such a low price?  :o
When I was in England we went to see some movies there, aswell. F*ckin expensive! Like 8 or 9 Pounds just for the movie (that was at the time when the Pound was remarkably stronger than the Euro, last summer ^^)

£8 - 9 is average for England, to be honest with you. Our nearest cinema is just over £7 but trust me, they go higher than £10 sometimes.


And they're usually shit.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mspfc Doc DuFresne on 05-04-2009, 22:04:20
Little half-related question, what does "Viewer discretion advised" mean in american TV?

Hard to specify, its kinda vague but it usually has graphic content, e.g. gore or sex. Whether it actually disturbs you is unknowable till you watch it, but it probably won't be as bad as hostel or saw or something.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Ts4EVER on 05-04-2009, 23:04:17
k thanks. Came before an episode of House ...
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Flyboy1942 on 05-04-2009, 23:04:40
"Viewer discretion advised" means nothing. Its just legal ass-covering by the cable companies. If a show has something that might possibly make someone go "eww," then they have to put that there so they dont get sued for some BS charge like "harming our childrens' psyche."

Ive seen in before medical shows like House, dramas like The Shield, and discovery channel shows that have animals eating eachother.

Last Night I saw X-Men Origins: Wolverine. It was pretty good, for someone who never read the comics. There are some interesting twists to the story, and that good comraderie which most movies these days seem to skimp out on.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Ts4EVER on 06-04-2009, 00:04:19
oh ok. In Germany we just have "The following program is not suited for viewer under 16/18 years"
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: jumjum on 06-04-2009, 03:04:10
Okay, I'm almost embarrassed to say i saw Twilight Jeez, I've heard women in their 50's swooning over the books. The movie was simply a high school girls' dream movie. It's an interesting moral relativism there, that the "good" vampires no longer kill humans - of course they did in the past, but all is forgiven. Since they're good and all. But the movie had a couple of sequels written all over it. All in all a wasted two hours.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Flyboy1942 on 06-04-2009, 04:04:32
Hehehe I ended up having to watch that with a few girls at a friends house, jums...I agree wholeheartedly. The characters are written to either make every girl who reads/watches sympathize with them (Bella), or, in the case of Edward, the character is a perfect, designer boy who fits every girls list of wants.

Also, an interesting thought is that the movie would have been the same if the family was say, lumberjacks or something. Vampirism has very little to do with the story, and that's butchered with the whole "oooh look at me I can go out in the sunlight" thing.

Oh, and if you believe that "in every awkward silence, a gay baby is born" then Twilight's acting could populate an entire San Francisco neighborhood. ;)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mspfc Doc DuFresne on 06-04-2009, 04:04:48
and that's butchered with the whole "oooh look at me I can go out in the sunlight" thing.

I saw it, on a plane, without headphones. From what I saw, if the vampires dug tunnels like moles to get where they needed to go, the movie would have been improved.

Oh, and if you believe that "in every awkward silence, a gay baby is born" then Twilight's acting could populate an entire San Francisco neighborhood. ;)

Ouch. (as I mentioned above, I obviously could not hear the awkward silences, thankfully)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Ts4EVER on 06-04-2009, 05:04:59
I saw it about a week ago on a video night with some friends of mine  ::) they also rented Pearl Harbor, because apparently I'm "into WW2 and stuff" but I talked them out of it.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: jumjum on 06-04-2009, 05:04:37
...Oh, and if you believe that "in every awkward silence, a gay baby is born" then Twilight's acting could populate an entire San Francisco neighborhood. ;)

Oh damn, another coffee-out-the-nose post! Ya gotta warn me!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 06-04-2009, 23:04:24
I saw it about a week ago on a video night with some friends of mine  ::) they also rented Pearl Harbor, because apparently I'm "into WW2 and stuff" but I talked them out of it.
Oh you got punked!  :D

"We rented a movie for you here you go"

"OH SNAP IT'S PEARL HARBOR YOU HAVE BEEN PUNKED!"

(http://www.trivia.se/bilder/trivias/trivia-2040-20080209210229.jpg)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Schneider on 07-04-2009, 00:04:45
The last movie I saw was "Reflecting skin".
Hardcore stuff. It was really grotesque, weird, and repellent in so many scenes (especially the Lithopaedion) although there were no effects at all; even the stuff not shown explicitly was gross, but I just couldn't switch the program, I had to look how it goes on.
Nothing for the faint of the heart, and nothing for fans of more superficial, plain movies. But interesting somehow, though I can't say I "enjoyed" it.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 08-04-2009, 14:04:11
Anybody seen Max Manus yet?
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 10-04-2009, 14:04:25
Watched the new "Fast and Furious 4" yesterday. The movie was so lala. If you like tuning and pimped cars this movie is definately for you, but I´m not so into this scene so it was quite boring. The girls were hot, so that was a plus point, but apart from that the movie was not very entertaining...

5/10 Points
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 12-04-2009, 11:04:41
Anchorman

- I don't know what this movie does to me. But I like it alot.
It's just a typical Will Ferrell movie, but I think it's the best he has done (and Talladega Nights!)

A good sunday afternoon movie

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 13-04-2009, 00:04:49
Katyn
- Pretty good, thought the ending came so suddenly.

Any other good polish WW2 movies out there?

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Kev4000 on 13-04-2009, 02:04:23
Anybody seen Max Manus yet?

Yeah pretty good movie. A couple of the actors were bad but didn't expect all to much from it. Its better then 75% of the WW2 movies out there though.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 13-04-2009, 11:04:29
Saw "Blood Diamond" yesterday and I must say that it´s really good. Very touching, covers the topic very well and the actores are good.
9/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Eat Uranium on 13-04-2009, 18:04:36
The Boat that Rocked

A very feel good film.  It has some good gags in it, as well as a few boring bits.  Very good for music though.  I'd recomend seeing this at the cinema, I doubt it will be as good on the small screen.  3.5/5
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 14-04-2009, 22:04:17
Saw "Blood Diamond" yesterday and I must say that it´s really good. Very touching, covers the topic very well and the actores are good.
9/10
I really like that movie, I was prepared for total BS but I think DiCaprio and the gang did a great job

"Send in the DAKDAK!"
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 15-04-2009, 12:04:43
1968 Tunnel Rats (Sunday night) - A film about US Marines who have to engage and clear N.Vietnamese tunnel networks.  It tried to do everything other war films have done, nothing original, I always think war films are much better without any mainstream actors to douche your focus.  Lame ending, some poignant moments, but nothing really awe enspiring - I guess the budget was low.  6/10

Death Race (Monday night) - A good concept, if a little hazy round the edges, unfortunatley it was executed with fanatical shitness.  Macho-testosterone-fulled action though from start to finish, if you like action car chases this film will keep your eyes open.  On the whole though they should have just re-made the Running man. 5/10

Star Wars the Clone wars (CGi movie) (Last night) - I'm a huge Star Wars fan, and tbh this wasn't half as bad as I thought it was going to be, it's not giving up as much of the epic SW universe storyline as it could do, I suppose thats because it's aimed at kids, but it's got the exact Star Wars escape your life for a few hours of enjoyment that some of the action movies have. No Empire Strikes back though 7/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 16-04-2009, 11:04:17
The Patriot - Awful film, jeebus, I watched this expecting it to be crap and it did not disappoint me.  The film depicts the story of the American uprising against the British in the latter half of the 18th century, remember at the time American colonials would more often than not find their roots in some British family, so it was effectivly some estranged civil war.

Well, you'd think you'd have the makings of a complex political pressure cooker that explodes into a fury of barrel to barrel musket mayhem.
What you get is the typical story of a family man who is reluctant to fight in “war” –despite being already a heroic “war” veteran. 
Well, enter the dubious looking English nemesis who slaughters the reluctant heroes family and burns down his house.
Cue some very expensive looks coaching and crocodile tears and he’s ready to saddle up and chase the bad guys once again.
Try mixing some humour into “war” and I keep quoting “war” because in the films dialogue the word “war” is emphasised with heavy accent and mood lighting regardless of who utters it.  As I said mix in some rather pathetic humour, some ridiculous acting and the infuriating idea that ‘good guys’ can take multiple wounds and keep fighting/respawning, whereas any enemy is potentially floored by the sight of our hero flailing his arms a hundred yards away.

Mel Gibson is a cock, Heath Ledger is not a great actor, he’s dead, that’s what made him a legend not his acting skills which to be frank are bullshit in the Patriot.
This film was the biggest waste of time I have spent since I reluctantly watched Alexander, the worst film ever made.  It’s worth mentioning that I actually switched the Patriot off half an hour before the ending as I couldn’t watch another ‘good guy’ die in slow motion.

***k all/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Die Happy on 16-04-2009, 12:04:06
Defiance: (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1034303/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1034303/))
Based on a true story, set in WWII. Some nice action and overall great story and movie. Daniel Craig as bad  ass jew in nazi occupied eastern Europe.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 16-04-2009, 13:04:58
Defiance: (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1034303/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1034303/))
Based on a true story, set in WWII. Some nice action and overall great story and movie. Daniel Craig as bad  ass jew in nazi occupied eastern Europe.

Plus the soundtrack is very FH2!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 18-04-2009, 03:04:01
Million Dollar Baby
- I was so, so friggin' close to cry

8 out of 10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 19-04-2009, 17:04:36
Crank 2

Brutal, perverted, sick and absolutely hilarious! :D
8.5/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: [130.Pz]S.Lainer on 21-04-2009, 23:04:02
Crank 2

Brutal, perverted, sick and absolutely hilarious! :D
8.5/10

Oh please.....Crank 3 was ten times the movie.

http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1904529
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 24-04-2009, 18:04:27
Australia
- Grand Hollywood Epic!

I'm a sucker for big movies like this when they are good, only bad thing is the length of the movie. Feels like it has several endings in one movie. Return of the King syndrome. But still, a good movie!

8 out of 10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 24-04-2009, 18:04:35
Anybody seen Max Manus yet?

Yes, the best norwegian movie ever made, though that tells more about norwegian movies in general.
In true norwegian spirit, the acting isnt too good. The story is true, except a few details in the action scenes that has to be exaggerated. As a norwegian i think its extremely intresting, but for others i would assume its nothing more than a standard resistance-movie.

   7/10  

 Regarding the posts about Nicholas Cage i totally agree that he ruin any movie. Particulary war movies. Like Windtalkers. Maybe its a 4 , but with Cage its maybe only 2. The only movie he fits is Raising Arizona, where hes supposed to be stupid. Aswell as maybe this movie where he try to drink himself to death, dont remember the name atm.

 2 south korean good movies:

 -Brotherhood of war:   a good war movie from the korean war. Its not very realistic, but filled with very good special effects and alot of action all the time, almost too much. Alot of drama, though it works out perfectly well without getting boring. If anything gets boring its all the fistfighting all the time. I like realistic movies, but this one is still extremely entertaining and the 2,5 hours pass by fast.   7/10

 -R point:    a very good thriller in a war setting. A south korean squad is sent on a mission to find out what happened to a group of missing soldiers, in the vietnam war. They soon loose radio communication and a nightmare starts. its a psychological thriller, maybe the best ive seen. In a way its the same mood as The Bunker (british movie from the 90's). R point is very scary, without any monsters or tormented bodies. I really recommend this movie    10/10
 
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Kubador on 24-04-2009, 18:04:26
Equilibrium (8/10)

Very good sci-fi movie that I haven't seen in years. It had something 'special' in it (probably the story setting). Mixing it with some good and fancy action scenes gives you well spent time.


Whose Life Is It Anyway? (10/10)

This is one of the best movies I've seen ever. Everything is perfect: story, acting, match of actors, just perfect. You just have to see that movie. It gave me a good impression how they showed arguments for killing the main character. I still remember that night I watched it on TCM. (note: this review is very subjective)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Ts4EVER on 25-04-2009, 21:04:54
Run Lola Run

Classic movie, I already watched it in 2000 or 2001, then again yesterday with some friends.
It is one of the most suspenseful movies I have ever seen, it just never stops. The director clearly uses every visual trick he knows, and that guy knows a lot of them. The movie is only 81 minutes long, but it uses every minute to full effect. It also has some philosophical perspectives but is all in all light on the story telling part, as it concentrates on the action and suspense. While entertaining, it is not a movie you can watch twice, since the novelty wears of quite fast IMO. I read up on it on the internet today and was surprised that it apparently has some kind of international cult following.

8\10

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 26-04-2009, 05:04:29
Gallipoli- Possibly the best film I've seen. Mel Gibson was good in it (I did not expect that) and the ending left me absolutely speechless. I spent the next two hours contemplating.  Ten out of ten. Also, I'm reading A history of the First World War, and so I was very interested to actually see some of what I'd been reading.

Edit: Weird, but I just realized that I watched Gallipoli on Anzac Day itself, celebrated each year on the landings on Anzac Cove!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Hockeywarrior on 26-04-2009, 05:04:57
Defiance: (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1034303/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1034303/))
Based on a true story, set in WWII. Some nice action and overall great story and movie. Daniel Craig as bad  ass jew in nazi occupied eastern Europe.
I found Defiance to be OUTSTANDING! Daniel Craig was simply brilliant, the story was moving and felt fresh despite the tirelessly used WWII setting, and the sound track was utterly fantastic. It was written as a violin concert I believe for Joshua Bell... I'm buying it as soon as it arrives on CD.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Ts4EVER on 27-04-2009, 03:04:48
Kingdom of Heaven

Aired on TV today. I had quite low expectations, but the movie turned out to be pretty enjoyable, despite Orlando Bloom, who I never liked as an actor. The battle scenes were well done and especially the Mac-Gyver-defence of Jerusalem was nice to watch (I always had a thing for elaborate defensive installations and the sieges thereof). But the movie was mainly about motivations and beliefs. As an allegory for the contemporary conflicts with Islam it was very good: It preaches tolerance and condemnes fanatics of both sides. As a portrait of the medieval crusades and the people who fought them it fails miserably. All characters (though reasonably well acted) seemed like modern people transported into the middle ages. There values, motivations and actions are modern. I'd really like to see a film one day portraying real medieval human beings, though I guess it would be hard to identify with them and their value system.

6/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 27-04-2009, 13:04:44
Was it the extended version or the first one that came out?

I think the extended was so much better then the original

Still, not a superb movie but a good flick. The extended version that is.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 28-04-2009, 16:04:00
Against the Dark:  MINUS!!!! -11/10

The most ridiculous film I have ever seen, Seagal plays a vampire hunter in this acclaimed vampire beat-em-up film?

Let me start by saying, there are NO vampires in this film.
Let me second that with there is NO acting in this film, none at all.
Let me thirdly mention that whilst it may say Steven Segal is responsible for the death of many vampires as he leads an army against them, as there are no vampires, nor army in this film this is a fabrication of events, and thus what you are indeed left with is Steven Seagal waving his sword at the camerman who then pans down to a killed zombie (FACT).
I must add that the films budget must have been so small it would only allow for a deralict film set comprising of 6 disused corridors and some stock aircraft footage.
There are not only serious plot holes, but a complete lack of plot, people wander off, come back together, wander off, you're left thinking why the hell did I buy this piece of shit, why god why!  Why don't they pick up weapons and arm themselves ahhhh!

The greatest part of the movie has to be the end, when the whole town gets nuked, camera zooms out with no explanation how the heroes survive, only to find that - yep it's a completly different town to the one at the start.

Cataclysmically SHIT for start to finish.  So dire, it became diarrhea watching, it stank to high heaven and it was thin, brown and probably the by-product of a bad hotdog.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: 16floz470ml on 28-04-2009, 20:04:36
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

A new channel has become available called MGM HD.  All it shows are old classic movies that are now in HD. 

This movie follows a British soldier from his days in South Africa and being awarded the Victoria Cross, to being a key player in WWI, and then to the beginning of WWII where the world and what he thought it was really changes.  A very good movie in my opinion.  I think the best scene is the German POW camp.     
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: NoCoolOnesLeft on 28-04-2009, 22:04:25
Against the Dark:  MINUS!!!! -11/10

The most ridiculous film I have ever seen, Seagal plays a vampire hunter...

I stopped reading there.

Son, you should know better.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Ts4EVER on 30-04-2009, 04:04:53
Saw two movies today, one good, one outright epic.

Shaun of the Dead

I have never been a fan of zombie movies, mostly because they all to often turn into mindless splatter, and as amusing it is to see people being torn apart, it sort of gets old. This 2004 british comedy however not only parodies the genre in a very intelligent way, it also could stand alone as a relationship comedy. The movie follows two losers during their fight against a zombie apocalypse (that they at first don't even notice). Armed with cricket bats and accompanied by the mother, stepfather and girlfriend of one of them they try to make their way into their favourite pub. Some passages had me giggling nonstop (especially the ending, that shows life after "Z-day" is hilarious). In the middle there were some passages that seemed a bit to stretched out and took tempo away, but over all it was a very enjoyable movie.

8/10

Das Leben der Anderen/ The Lives of Others

This movie won the foreign language oscar in 2007 and was all over the news for a while because of that, but I was never really interested. Recently a friend recommended it to me and I read some reviews, that all were highly positive. So I organised and watched it. I was not disappointed.
The movie stars the late Ulrich Mühe as Gerd Wiesler, an officer of the Stasi, eastern germanys secret police. Appropiatly, the year is 1984 and Wiesler spies on playwright Georg Dreymann who made himself suspect by being not suspect at all. A man with such a clean record has to be against communism, after all.
The movie unfolds as a espionage thriller, but there is no James Bond style action. As the movie progresses, the characters, their interactions (or lack thereof) switch into the focus and the oppressive communist system is shown in all its "glory". Truly a great film that I can warmly recommend to anyone interested in newer history and good movies. I don't know if there is a dubbed version, but a subtitled one can be obtained.

10/10

trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3_iLOp6IhM
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 30-04-2009, 11:04:17
Anyone got a review for  "Der rote Baron", it's got Leana Headey in it -sccchhhwing!  Looks awesome, it was out last year but went under my radar at least. (forgive the WWI pun at non-existent radar systems).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er--DLaG7SM
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 30-04-2009, 15:04:52
Havent seen it, but i soon will. It looks really cool, though i dislike one of the actors, and i hate matrix, which is the same team making effects. But i know it will be awesome still

Shaun of the dead is hilarious indeed, one of the few comedies i like. Though i like zombie movies, but wouldnt call me a "fan"

review:  when trumpets fade    8/10
  The "purest" war movie ive ever seen. The story is only about one battle, and its no extra drama or attempts at being philosophical. And its not one single woman in the entire movie, which i doubt it was by the front in  Hürtgenwald. The "story" is the best ever, thats why it get 8, even if bad actors and a tight budget pull this movie down from the 10. Particulary an extremely ridiculous flamethrower scene. I think its a TV movie only. But still worth seeing for sure.

 
 
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 06-05-2009, 18:05:42
Anyone got a review for  "Der rote Baron", it's got Leana Headey in it -sccchhhwing!  Looks awesome, it was out last year but went under my radar at least. (forgive the WWI pun at non-existent radar systems).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er--DLaG7SM

 Red Baron     5/10

The simplest way of describing it is :  it sucks. I was very stupid saying i "know" its awesome. But i thought it was more serious, and not just another "Flyboys". The action scenes are few and unrealistic, its alot of drama and a love story of course. It was too much about his emotionally transformation to become something more like a pacifist, to fit a typical hollywood- good guy. It was also kinda pro-jewish of some reason, which i think is unnecesarry in this movie. I dont know much about the real Red Baron, but historical facts were few. It was very hollywood-like, and they failed completely to make a ww1-mood, with modern haircuts and mostly only the Kaiser had a mustache. It was some action, and i really like ww1 movies, so it was entertaining enough, thats why it doesnt get 0. And Joseph Fiennes, even if he wasnt the usual cry-baby he usually is in war movies, still sucked.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 09-05-2009, 13:05:21
Maybe not quite a movie but a documentary!

Called "CCCP Hockey" made by Swedish Television

Awesome documentary about the legendary hockey players of Soviet before the collapse of USSR

Fetisov, Kasatonov, Krutov, Larionov och Makarov.

Dunno if you can get this with english subtitles but, anyway. Great interesting documentary and pretty sad as well.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 23-05-2009, 00:05:47
Royal Tenenbaums
- This movie is now. So close, so close to be 10 out of 10 for me. Now, several years since I saw it the first time. I think every actor in this movie is at his or hers best. Gene Hackman, Gwyneth P, Luke and Owen Wilson, Ben Stilljer, Anjelica Houston. It's amazing.

Awesome soundtrack, awesome story, awesome actors and settings equals great movie.

"I'm dying"
"Oh my, how long do you got left?"
"6 weeks"
"Oh now..."
"Oh don't cry, I'm not sick"
"You bastard!"
"I'm sorry I was just..."
"Get out of here!"
"OK OK I'm sick, sick as a dog!"

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mspfc Doc DuFresne on 31-05-2009, 01:05:49
O Brother, Where Art Though:

(9/10)

And adaptation of Homer's Odyssey for modern film, set in the Deep South during the great depression, with George Clooney playing the eloquent Ulysses Everett McGill, who symbolizes Odysseus. Everett McGill, Pete Hogwallop, and Delmar O’Donnell are chained together, working on a chain gang. Everett manages to convince the others to escape with him (while chained together) by telling them that he buried 1.2 million dollars that he stole in a valley about to be flooded by the TVA for hydroelectric power. This movie follows their activities after their escape, and loosely parallels the events of the Odyssey. Very entertaining, though not a comedy, this is probably the best, and least depressing, film I have seen that is set in the Deep South or the Great Depression.

Pete: Wait a minute. Who elected you leader of this outfit?
Ulysses Everett McGill: Well Pete, I figured it should be the one with the capacity for abstract thought. But if that ain't the consensus view, then hell, let's put it to a vote.
Pete: Suits me. I'm voting for yours truly.
Ulysses Everett McGill: Well I'm voting for yours truly too.
[Everett and Pete look at Delmar for the deciding vote]
Delmar O'Donnell: Okay... I'm with you fellas.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Thorondor123 on 31-05-2009, 01:05:02
Kingdom of Heaven

 The battle scenes were well done
My favorite was the Finnish guy in the beginning, fighting even with a bolt shot trough his throat :P
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 31-05-2009, 07:05:11
O Brother, Where Art Though:

(9/10)

I can second that score. An awesome movie. :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Niam on 31-05-2009, 10:05:26
O Brother, Where Art Though:

(9/10)

I can second that score. An awesome movie. :)

And it has a wonderfull soundtrack.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: THeTA0123 on 31-05-2009, 11:05:47
Meet the Spartans


Hired this one today. It has some nice scenes and parodies, but some get repetive(Exept the "Yo momma" scene, that one was 10/10) Some where funny, some where not


Overal=6/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Waw_Slayer on 31-05-2009, 14:05:26
Angels and demons

Some minor fails, but otherwise a good movie to watch. 8/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 31-05-2009, 23:05:04
Out of Africa
- First time I'm seeing this. I thought it would offer more. Will have to it once more to make a correct call of it.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 31-05-2009, 23:05:34
Meet the Spartans


Hired this one today. It has some nice scenes and parodies, but some get repetive(Exept the "Yo momma" scene, that one was 10/10) Some where funny, some where not


Overal=6/10
Ughh... this was such an intensely terrible film that its name should never be repeated.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Schneider on 01-06-2009, 01:06:37
Gran Torino. Others have said something about it already, not much to add, good film. 8-9/10.
Cloverfield. Not bad, didn't want to watch it, thought it was a pure Godzilla clone. Then got the tip by a friend and liked it, the handcam-style is not new (Blair Witch) but works really good with that movie, although it needs much more care in this scenario compared to BWP. Everything fits it fine except a few small details. 7-8/10.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 01-06-2009, 07:06:56
Gran Torino. Others have said something about it already, not much to add, good film. 8-9/10.
Cloverfield. Not bad, didn't want to watch it, thought it was a pure Godzilla clone. Then got the tip by a friend and liked it, the handcam-style is not new (Blair Witch) but works really good with that movie, although it needs much more care in this scenario compared to BWP. Everything fits it fine except a few small details. 7-8/10.

I am to old for shaky cam movies.
I rate it at a 4 for causing me nausea. ^^
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Schneider on 01-06-2009, 12:06:27
I thought you wouldn't be much older than me, but if you suffer from age-induced afflictions already...  ;D I didn't watch it in cinema, though, maybe it's worse there.
Otherwise I could see no reason why one would be too old for a movie just because it's implemented in a special style. That's rather more mature than the standard auctorial style over and over again.  ;)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mspfc Doc DuFresne on 02-06-2009, 02:06:08
Heh, if shaky cams make you nauseous then definitely this game will (http://www.addictinggames.com/theepilepsygame.html). Oh how you will hate me for this. This one (http://www.addictinggames.com/skirunner.html) can get pretty bad too.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Schneider on 02-06-2009, 02:06:36
Hahaha nice Fresne, but I think I can put something on top:

http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/rgb# (http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/rgb#)

I remember, a few years ago, I completely darkened my room, put this thing up and staired in the middle of it for like three of four minutes, then quickly put the light back on. I SAW EVERYTHING IN GRAYSCALE for half a minute and the whole room was waving like melting cheese!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Ts4EVER on 06-06-2009, 15:06:27
After enjoying "Shawn of the Dead" quite a bit, I got the next film in the series:

Hot Fuzz

The film stars the same two main character as SotD and a similar style in direction and humor. Instead of Zombie films, American police Action films are parodied this time. The main character is a hero cop who does everything by the book and thereby makes the rest of the london police service look bad. Because of this he is transferred to a sleepy province village, where he of course discoveres a devious murder plot, resulting in an incredibly funny shootout that parodies every over the top action film you have ever seen. (Bonus points for the SMLE and MP34 that were used). I actually prefer it to SotD and can only recommend it to everyone: this movie is just funny as hell.

9/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mspfc Doc DuFresne on 06-06-2009, 23:06:11
Hahaha nice Fresne, but I think I can put something on top:

http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/rgb# (http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/rgb#)

I remember, a few years ago, I completely darkened my room, put this thing up and staired in the middle of it for like three of four minutes, then quickly put the light back on. I SAW EVERYTHING IN GRAYSCALE for half a minute and the whole room was waving like melting cheese!

Holy Craaaaap Schneiger...

After about three minutes I started to see the faces of presidents past floating serenely in the background, organized in an elaborate fractal pattern. And everything is now in greyscale, too.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Ts4EVER on 06-06-2009, 23:06:50
NEVER post this on an epileptic support forum.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Schneider on 07-06-2009, 00:06:14
Hahaha I'm glad you like it.
Anybody knows an epileptics forum btw?
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 07-06-2009, 00:06:57
UP (2009)
10/10
Who else loved Up?
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 07-06-2009, 02:06:28
Hahaha nice Fresne, but I think I can put something on top:

http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/rgb# (http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/rgb#)

I remember, a few years ago, I completely darkened my room, put this thing up and staired in the middle of it for like three of four minutes, then quickly put the light back on. I SAW EVERYTHING IN GRAYSCALE for half a minute and the whole room was waving like melting cheese!

Holy Craaaaap Schneiger...

After about three minutes I started to see the faces of presidents past floating serenely in the background, organized in an elaborate fractal pattern. And everything is now in greyscale, too.
Um, I haven't seen any presidents yet, but I'm looking out for Taft. Ooh, and Jimmy Carter!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 08-06-2009, 04:06:45
Just watched Days of Glory.  I give it a 9 out of 10.  It was believable, realistic, and showed a dark and true story that I had never heard told.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: [130.Pz]I.Kluge on 08-06-2009, 05:06:22
UP (2009)
10/10
Who else loved Up?
High Five!  :D
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Alakazou on 08-06-2009, 06:06:24
The majestic
8.9/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 08-06-2009, 18:06:58
The day the earth stood still, 2009, more like the 1hr 40mins I wasted,  meh 3/10.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: THeTA0123 on 08-06-2009, 18:06:29
The Terminator      all i can say=  10/10 
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 08-06-2009, 23:06:59
Hot Rod
- I am so weak for the whole Lonely Island crew.

And tomorrow...

TERMINATOR!!11
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mspfc Doc DuFresne on 10-06-2009, 21:06:38
The Godfather : Part 1

8/10

I mean, it was good, and touching, but it wasn't all that enthralling. Of course, with my noisy parents in the room yelling on the phone and at each other and at the movie, as usual, something was clearly detracted from my experience. Maybe I shoulda watched it alone.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 10-06-2009, 21:06:50
Terminator Salvation
- Big explosions and expensive. But, beyond that this movie is cheaper and dumber in almost every aspect.

5 out of 10

I wanted to give it a 4 but I like the Terminator movies
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 11-06-2009, 11:06:39
Terminator Salvation
- Big explosions and expensive. But, beyond that this movie is cheaper and dumber in almost every aspect.

5 out of 10

I wanted to give it a 4 but I like the Terminator movies


 Saw it last night, ...




... don't quite know what to say.


If you enjoy being lown away by SFX this movie will rox0r/z

If you are looking for insight into what the future may acctually be like if machines rules the world, this movie leaves a bit of a void.

I guess it's the 12A rating, you can't have a complex story line, blood and guts and let the kids see it.


Some good (and I like this) homage to the passed movies, yes the "I'll be back" line is in there, but other smaller things like the boom box playing Guns and Roses, the reverse motorcycle vs truck chase, "come with me if you want to live", and the ultimate homage, - Arnies face of the terminator, not the T2 older has-been looking arnie, this is the Mr universe 24 year old hard as a fucking pipe Arnie, and it looks spot on for CGi.


6/10 Somewhat lacking in storyline, but a fucking roller coaster of SFX explosions and destruction.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: SJonni on 11-06-2009, 23:06:03
Pineapple Express, i'm not to fond of all this weed stuff, but it was cool anyways, 7/10.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 12-06-2009, 00:06:27
Goodbye Lenin
- OK, somebody need to start telling me more good German movies, this one was great. Don't mind how old they are. All are welcome. Dunno why I've seen so few German movies. I can only recall Das Boot and Stalingrad :(
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Niam on 12-06-2009, 00:06:38
If you enjoyed Goodbye Lenin, you may also like The Edukators (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Edukators). Run Lola Run (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Run_lola_run) is another quite succesful German movie.

Edit: Check the version of The Edukators, I have seen an English version with some sceenes missing.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 12-06-2009, 05:06:36
If you enjoyed Good bye Lenin, then I think you will enjoy "Herr Lehmann (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0322545/)" as well. :)
But I sadly don't know if it has been translated...

Anyway, this is one of the funniest moments:
(http://twoday.net/static/unefilledu/images/herr_lehmann.jpg)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mspfc Doc DuFresne on 12-06-2009, 20:06:43
Gran Torino
9.8/10

Perfect Story, perfect ending, it brought tears to my eyes, was always entertaining and touching and awesome and a little bit educational.

Took off 0.2 points because one scene didn't make much sense.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Moose on 13-06-2009, 08:06:12
Taken

6/10

Fun but stupid movie. Plot was just pure revenge, no explanation why or what. But it's Luc Besson wrote and produced, and I like his films. The aciton was fun and Liam Nieson is fun as well. Although, Irish CIA agent...umm
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mspfc Doc DuFresne on 18-06-2009, 15:06:11
Taken

6/10
 Although, Irish CIA agent...umm

*cough* Irish Americans *cough*

You do know we celebrate St. Patty's Day, right? (admittedly just as an excuse to drink beer, but...)

UP
Also saw it. 10/10.
Best movie I have ever seen. I started weeping it was so good. Well done Pixar, well done.
(btw, did anyone catch the whole "Picture of Dorian Gray" thing going on with the house there? Hot Damn that movie had symbolism!)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Ts4EVER on 03-07-2009, 20:07:44
Illuminati - Angels and Demons

First of all: This movie makes absolutely no sense. The plot goes something like this: the pope died, the cardinals have to elect a new one. But the 4 preferred candidates are kidnapped and are to be killed in a ritualistic manner every full hour, until a bomb hidden somewhere in the Vatican blows up and destroys half of Rome at midnight. The bomb is placed at the end of a line of symbolic clues, which are then figured out by Tom Hanks. The Perpetrator: The Illuminati, a group fighting for the ideal of rational thought.... yeah, very rational scheme indeed. However, the movie didn't suck... It was well made, Tom Hanks acting was solid, there was tension, nice special effects and even some laughs. All in all it was entertaining, but simply preposterous.

6/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 03-07-2009, 20:07:18
I've read the book and it was quite interesting. The Illuminati are awesome.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: SJonni on 03-07-2009, 23:07:53
Transformers 2

5/10.
Weak story, but well done effects.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 03-07-2009, 23:07:56
Transformers 2
- OK, I had some problems with the first Transformers. Took me awhile to accept as an "OK" movie. It was OK, really. Not that bad, not that good, but OK.

But this time, I am right! Finally. This movie sucked so much I was about to fall asleep. No story, a movie filled with comic relief characters and absurd supporting roles.

I want my money back.

- I could not stand the fights either, come on. Big hunk of metals hitting each other very fast and a shaky camera is not interesting nor exciting.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mspfc Doc DuFresne on 04-07-2009, 04:07:14
Oy Vey shoot me now, I shall not even watch Transformers 2.
- Shot at Bethlehem Steel, near my house, to represent Shanghai. Jeez, if they're going to make a movie near my house at least make a decent one.
- The main character goes to Princeton. Because that school is sooo easy for someone to get into, even if they have been skipping class to fight Decepticons.
   - related note, Dad complains about "paying 40,000 a year," despite the fact that Ivy Leagues have tremendous amounts of financial aid and are almost entirely financed by donations from Alumni, and showing no joy over the fact that his son just got into Princeton.


Coraline:

8.5/10

I'd love to give this movie more, because it really was a very good movie, but then that would be comparing it to Gran Torino and Up!, which I gave a 9.8 and 10 respectively. Coraline was good, but not that good.

Dersu Uzala: (http://cinema.cornell.edu/Summer09/dersuuzala.html)

7/10

It was a decent movie, and one of the few movies made by the soviets I've seen. I disliked the ending though, and it didn't really have a great plot. Fairly touching though, when worlds collide type thing, etc.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: THeTA0123 on 04-07-2009, 22:07:43
Apocalypse now

9/10

Saw this 4 years ago, and now rewatched it. It is simply outstanding. And when the Helicopter attack scene came, i putted the volume to maximum

Simply awesome!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 05-07-2009, 12:07:47
Ah, Apocalypse Now Redux is probably my favourite movie of all time with Godfather Part II

I'm a real sucker for Coppola

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 06-07-2009, 04:07:15
Ah, Apocalypse Now Redux is probably my favourite movie of all time with Godfather Part II

I'm a real sucker for Coppola
who isn't?
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: [WDW]Megaraptor on 06-07-2009, 07:07:27
I just watched Come and See for the first time.

That is the most messed-up, disturbing movie I have ever seen.

10/10

But: it's like visiting the Holocaust Museum, or reading Night. It's not something you enjoy doing.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 06-07-2009, 12:07:54
Ah, Apocalypse Now Redux is probably my favourite movie of all time with Godfather Part II

I'm a real sucker for Coppola
who isn't?
Ignorant teenagers from Norrland!  :D

Anyhow, watched Tropa de Elite yesterday again.

6 out of 10 (maybe even seven on a good day)

Nice story, put together very well and good actors. And very crude.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mspfc Doc DuFresne on 06-07-2009, 17:07:16
The Watchmen

8/10

I probably would have enjoyed it less had I read the books, but I found it very entertaining, though dark. Good storyline, good characters, good mood. All around a good movie (though not for little kids; it censored very little).
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Capten_C on 07-07-2009, 01:07:14
Recorded some oldies latley on a channel called "Film on 4" can watch them bit by bit in my own time then, great!  :), they are having a Gangster film Orgy!

Saw 'Once Upon A Time In America' last week, must be a 5 hr film, saw it years ago when I was a young whipper snapper, but nice to enjoy it again, I guess most of you have seen it so I'll avoid a review apart from just saying it's fantastic!

A new one for me also last week was 'Miller's Crossing' a 1920's/30's gangster type with Albert Finney and Gabriel Byrne,  I can't find the clip with the original soundtrack but this scene with the Thompson is fantastic!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5llpeuKREgs

^ The shooting in the legs from a hidden crouched position reminds me so much of FH2 situations! And the handywork with the Thompson, full of  FH2 goodness!  ;D

Recorded 'The Untouchables' with De Niro and Connery and Costner etc, I watched it  on Sunday, all I can say is that it was okay, but I’d love to have seen more De Niro as Al Capone, in fact they should make a film about Al Capone with De Niro playing him, little that there was of De Niro it was a great portrayal.

Recording Scarface tonight, seen it years ago, I remember the chainsaw and “my lil’ friend” bits, but looking forward to seeing it all again.

 ;)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 08-07-2009, 11:07:23
Shaun of the Dead

Most epic horror movie I have ever seen! It's a combo of horror/action/comedy and very nicely put together.

9/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 08-07-2009, 18:07:23
Shaun of the Dead

Most epic horror movie I have ever seen! It's a combo of horror/action/comedy and very nicely put together.

9/10

Indeed, one of my favorite comedy's of all time

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: [WDW]Megaraptor on 15-07-2009, 23:07:23
Miracle at St. Anna

5/10

Long and with a complicated, twisted plot that's hard to follow.

Part of the unwritten American WW2 movie convention to set patriotic pieces in the ETO and thoughtful, complicated films in Italy.

Regardless, the movie also suffers from the "random guys randomly stuck behind enemy lines" plot line. Especially when they stay there with no fighting or enemy in sight for half the movie.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 16-07-2009, 01:07:10
I watched St.Anna. The execution scene was brutal, and left a lot of qustions unanswered. 7/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: [WDW]Megaraptor on 16-07-2009, 01:07:55
I watched St.Anna. The execution scene was brutal, and left a lot of qustions unanswered. 7/10

I was reading reviews on IMDB and one reviewer made an excellent point. He said this movie basically portrays black soldiers in WW2 as fulfilling the racist stereotypes that those who opposed black combat units used in their arguments - that black soldiers were undisciplined, cowardly, unable to follow orders, not very smart, constantly lusting after other men's wives, etc. This wasn't the case, but that's what you see in Spike Lee's movie.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: flyboy_fx on 16-07-2009, 04:07:02
I watched St.Anna. The execution scene was brutal, and left a lot of qustions unanswered. 7/10

I give it 3/10


It was not very good. :) :-\ :-\


Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: FlyGuy45 on 16-07-2009, 05:07:51
Miracle at St. Anna
.1111111/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Sir Apple on 16-07-2009, 07:07:42
Gran Torino.

8/10

I finally saw it. The movie was pretty good, to be honest. It had a good story, with good morals, which are especially evident at the end.

But the reason I give it 8 stars is because the acting on behalf of the Asian brother and sister (I honestly cannot remember or spell their names) was rather poor often times.

Still, good movie, a must see!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: [WDW]Megaraptor on 16-07-2009, 07:07:21
Equilibrium

8/10

Some dazzling action scenes, but more importantly for me the philosophical messages and dystopian world setting were quite amazing and shows a great influence from the books Fahrenheit 451 and Brave New World.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 16-07-2009, 14:07:04
I loved Equilibrium and it was the start of my 'fanhood' with Christian Bale, but I must admit, it blatantly rips off all the old Utopian novels. ;)

For style and acting I give it a 8/10 as well. :)
/me shoots another load of Prozac
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Biiviz on 16-07-2009, 14:07:51
Isn't it more of a tribute to them?

Copying is a form of flattery, you know. :P

Saw the movie a couple of years ago, I'd give it a 8/10. Worth watching again.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: THeTA0123 on 16-07-2009, 15:07:24
Brüno

9/10

I think i never laughed as much with a movie before. So dirty that it becomes so funny
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 17-07-2009, 14:07:55
Watchmen
- One of the best intros of all time. An awesome soundtrack and very good looking movie. But, it is way too long and I get the feeling that this kind of story isn't really easy or maybe even not possible to do a correct and good movie of.

5 out of 10

The Hangover
- Dude, where's my car for adults

5 out of 10

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: SJonni on 18-07-2009, 14:07:17
Appaloosa.

5/10

Being a western film, I thought there would be more, you know, action. I found it rather boring, as it had very few action scenes.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Ts4EVER on 19-07-2009, 01:07:06
Harry Potter and the half-blood-prince

I read all HP novels, but I have to admit that I lost track a bit during the final 3 or so. Too many characters and background information. The movie was not bad, but sort of... slow. There wasn't really much of a plot or atleast I had the feeling that what I like to call the "conspiracy part" of Harry Potter could have been done in under one hour. The rest was relationship trouble between teenagers who didn't act like teenagers, more like children or perhaps politically corrected teenagers their parents want to have, if you catch my drift. In the end there were some nice action scenes and good special effects throughout. I was outright fascinated by the many details of the world (like the joke shop or the house of the weasleys). Very nice design. All in all an entertaining movie, but not a great one.

5/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mspfc Doc DuFresne on 20-07-2009, 01:07:28
Gattacta

8/10

One of the best Sci-fi movies I've ever seen, with good moral and ethical points, but the ending was too artistic for my liking.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 20-07-2009, 03:07:00
Decided to go way back in time, looking for whodunits so I discovered The big sleep

Why do they call them classics? Sure Casablanca is a gem all the way through, so is Dr Strangelove, but I can't watch some of these oldies with my critical friends... to painful for even me - I wince when I see some scenes. Fists fights are terrble (in French please, I need the emphasis) - And the plot is so weak compared to any 24 episode - Well, obviously...

Was just looking to see if there actually was a movie that exists with a P.I, a gorgious femme fatale, the main actor doing a monologue throughout the movie in his head, street-wise, twists.. dark alleys and wise-crack dialogue..

It seems like the parodies fit the mould better than the supposed-to-be real deals - The max paynes, Kiss-kiss bang bangs, Stay tuned and Who frame Roger rabbits...

The big sleep gets a 6/10 for its time and a 3/0 compared to anything current


I wonder if hollywood would decide to use serious special effects and put actors from times past with actors of today - It could make a terrific movie... Humphrey Bogart and George Cloony, Arnorld Schwatzenegger and Sly Stallone,

Some of the oldies are icons, Bogart's got swagger - if he ever found the right role - Sure would be nice to see what they'd do today - Just bring their acting style to date, get clearer versions of their voice and give em a cigarette
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Flyboy1942 on 20-07-2009, 03:07:49
Gattacta

8/10

One of the best Sci-fi movies I've ever seen, with good moral and ethical points, but the ending was too artistic for my liking.

Ah, Gattaca. I agree, it's a great Scifi classic, which I found myself watching to understand all the references you see these days in discussions about stem cell research and the like. To my pleasant surprise it was an excellent movie.

Definitely a much more thoughtful movie than your average scifi. :)


As for my latest movie, that was HP6.

Now, Ive been a fan of Harry potter since about the time the third book came out, and have releigiously read most of the books multiple times. I say most, because I found the sixth book so lame I didnt bother to read seventh. Much of this has to do with my reading more adult books with much better characters and plots etc., meaning I've simply grown out of the series. But a significant portion was the actual book itself. I'm not gonna get into why I didnt like the book, just understand that I was going into the movie without much excitement.

The movie itself was well shot, with acceptable acting, and covered the main plot and some side stories as well as one would expect from 2.5 hours. Thats about it.

From the first movie it was clear that they would be nothing but highlight reels from the books, and this one faithfully continues this tradition. The CGI was pretty, and the action was as intense as you can expect from the Harry Potter universe...5/10

On a side note, am I the only one that was pining for some bloody and deadly attacks every time there was some fighting? Too much anime I suppose...
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 23-07-2009, 13:07:12
The Godfather
- You can't get closer to a perfect movie. The only thing I may remark is the fighting scene in the middle of the movie.

9 out of 10 (and then I'm a little bit harsch!)

The Godfather Part II
- The perfect movie. The king of the whole new American wave of movies from the 70's. The best movie made. Jumping between the now and present in the Corleone family.

10 out of 10 (no doubt about it)

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: [WDW]Megaraptor on 27-07-2009, 07:07:20
The Thin Red Line

I am not sure what to make of this film. It's a cinematic masterpiece. It's obviously strongly influenced by 1980s Vietnam films, but...it is also based on the 1962 novel by James Jones, and James Jones fought in the actual battle of Mount Austen that is portrayed in the film. I guess I'll have to read his novel to come to firmer conclusions on this matter.

In short, I really don't know what to make of a WW2 movie that questions the morality of fighting WW2.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Capten_C on 28-07-2009, 02:07:07
Just seen Valkerie on Dvd. It's ok, it gets the story over well to those unaware I guess. I've seen similar and as good drama documentaries about the plot on History channels. 7/10  Eddie Izzard? As a German officer eh?  ;D

And also saw Bronson on Dvd. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s59k4rhzWgo
It's about Charles Bronson a long term violent prisoner, based on a true story. I've read the book which the film is loosley based on, the film is ok ends a bit abruptly and leaves a lot of stories out, but has some entertaining scenes. 6/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 29-07-2009, 01:07:55
Not a movie but I just gotta get something said

The Sopranos (Season 1)

- Probably the best TV show ever
 
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 29-07-2009, 01:07:00
Not a movie but I just gotta get something said

The Sopranos (Season 1)

- Probably the best TV show ever
 

Watched that series from start to end many times in huge marathons and I must say, yes, it must be the best TV show ever. Its just fantastic.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Natty on 29-07-2009, 11:07:18
Saw Dead Snow on.... my "TV" the other day, it is a B-movie from norway about some kids (general lineup: hottie, emo-girl, nerd guy, pretty face boy, sports jock, every-day-dude) who is taking a trip to a cabin in the mountains. Well, the movie is famous for one thing and one thing only: NAZI-ZOMBIES and they are there... oh boy are they there...

 I see alot of zombie movies, I try to watch 'em all but sometime it is simply unwatchable, due to... not bad special effects or bad acting or bad story, I can live (and quite enjoy) all of that, it is just when it is so bad, it feels like someone has basically just stolen a videocamera and run out to shoot some scenes... Dead Snow gave me this feeling the first 10 or so minutes, and I felt bad for the norwegians making this movie (and Im jealous they made a zombie movie before us!).
But:: If you endure the painful first 10minutes when they "introduce the characters" and see past the scene when the old weird dude busts in to their cabin and tells the "legend" of the mountain, then I assure you some fun and pretty good standard zombie time for the rest of the movie, well worth watching.
I would give it a 5.5/10 which puts it way above "turn off after 5min" and makes it border almost to a normal movie. some scenes are pretty damn cool and innovative, and the music and editing is not bad all.. quite hilarious awful norwegian music tbh. The actual NAZI ZOMBIE carnage is world-class also, good job there!

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1278340/

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: THeTA0123 on 14-08-2009, 23:08:07
Cloverfield

A well deserved 8.5/10

I saw this movie its trailer in the past.It was pretty mysterious.Now, i felt like renting it. First off i was like=Fuck, cool, a boring scene.  So this fat guy goes around a party with a camera for so long,  Yawn
Then, brooom    like an earthquake. Then things get mysterious and pretty sick. All the way till the end.
The "Shaky camerawork" style is pretty intense.Its really breathtaking

And when the action finnaly started i was like=Yo dude terrorist attack!   yo  DUDE !What is!DUDE  WHAT the DEUCE is that?

Good movie.It aint lengthy though. Me want more of this!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: [WDW]Megaraptor on 16-08-2009, 02:08:20
Hamburger Hill

A movie about the battle for Ap Bac Mountain, South Vietnam, May 10-20, 1969.

The 101st Airborne made 11 assaults on the heavily defended mountain before finally capturing it, taking heavy casualties and virtually wiping out the NVA 29th Regiment.

The movie on the other hand has wooden acting, little to no character development, stereotypical characters, and poorly choreographed battle scenes.

4/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 16-08-2009, 03:08:45
The Godfather Part III
- A good movie, no doubt. But, it's no where near Part I or II. Some classical scenes (the grand finale) and some classical quotes (Just when I thought I was..). But, some scenes are just horrible (everyone with Sofia Coppola) and some of the more violent scenes are just laughable and stupid (glasses wtf).

Still, a good flick but nowhere near the class of the first or specially the second part
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 16-08-2009, 15:08:21
Danny Deckchair

Awesome movie, confused guy with boring life has many crazy ideas and finally decided to take helium balloons and float off, he starts a new life somewhere else while his girlfriend is lifting on publicity at home.

Inspired on Lawnchair Larry  :D

Personally it's 1 of my favourites, I love it.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 16-08-2009, 17:08:30
Fried green tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe
- Watchable, but a enormous chickflick.

Not as much as The Notebook (the king of chickflicks).
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Ts4EVER on 17-08-2009, 13:08:17
Not a movie but I just gotta get something said

The Sopranos (Season 1)

- Probably the best TV show ever

I just finished watching Arrested Developement. Also one of the best shows I have ever seen.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 17-08-2009, 13:08:05
Just seen Valkerie on Dvd. It's ok, it gets the story over well to those unaware I guess. I've seen similar and as good drama documentaries about the plot on History channels. 7/10  Eddie Izzard? As a German officer eh?  ;D

Watched this last night, thought it was bollocks.  You know you're in for a real treat when Tom Cruisey starts talking german and then as if by magic "autotranslatecon" transforms everything else into English.
Felt tom cruise was the wrong person to play stauffenberg, he's too big an actor, too cardboard, too fucking Tom cruise ffs.  The guy who played Hitler, for his brief appearences and dialect upstaged him, - there is a bit where Stauffenberg asks Hitler to sign the amended Operation Walküre orders and you can tell that at this point in the war Hitler is detached from what is really going on and in a world of his own, then in just one second of airtime Hitler upstages Tom Cruise again with just a look, - when Stauffenberg plants the bomb and is reintroduced to Hitler, the Fuhrer gives him a glance as if to say "I have no idea who you are, I don't remember you - btw I am completley insane +1+1!"  The guy who did that managed to convey all that personality that we assume of Hitler at the time, whereas Tom Cruise, blundered through being Tom Cruise, looking only midly like stauffenberg and doing his usual Team America Acting.

Eddie Izzard as a german officer.  pfft.  shite.

Quote
REVIEW Operation Walküre

Tom Cruise delivering yet more stunning method acting to historical characters really takes on the task in his new blockbuster Operation valkaryie.  Sources say that Cruise, having managed to harness the power of time travel using Katie Holmes's tears, was able to go back in time to March 1943 and meet Stauffenberg coaching Stauffenberg on how to be just a bit more Tom Cruise.  In a bold move Cruise remoulded Stauffenberg to be a cardboard hollywood actor, unable to produce fluid dialogue, only capable of long stares into nothing and shouting when the word "emotive" was penned into the script.



 ^ To back myself up, I wrote this charming and endearing news article which is totally fake


We need a SPR II or a remake of Stalingrad.  WWII films since SPR just aren't cutting the cheese for me right now.  And no, I hated Enemy at the Gates.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Biiviz on 17-08-2009, 13:08:30
I quite enjoyed Valkyrie. Not the Tom Cruise story, but the goose stepping nazi side of the movie. When they occupied and arrested the top leaders and set up roadblocks etc. was very enjoyable, albeit too short. I also always enjoy watching their fanaticism as they shoot themselves and such (also in der Untergang).

At the end I wish they had mistakenly used real bullets when they executed Mr. Cruise so I would never have had to see his sorry ass again.

6/10 - Worth watching for the Wehrmacht scenes but other then that, meh.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 17-08-2009, 14:08:49
Operation Valkyrie

Where Germans talk German!

I liked it, sometimes you can see that they didn't had the highest budget but it's ok. Acting is overall pretty good but sometimes misses the immersive feeling. Good watch though, 7/10.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 18-08-2009, 11:08:37
Mega shark vs Giant Octopus.

omg.  where do I start...

You have to see it to believe it, my simple words will not do this movie justice, it's diabolically awful, I mean really really awful.  But somehow, seeing passed the primitive special effects, stock footage inserts, poor dialogue, grade D acting, I acctually wanted to see the shark beat 9 types of shit out of the octopus.

shark FTW!  < Btw that does nto spoil the ending.

7/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 18-08-2009, 14:08:21
Band of Brothers
- Amazing production, but a bit one-sided. Too patriotic at times.

Still good, watchable show for sure.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 12-09-2009, 22:09:08
I just have to revive this thread...
Anyway, just saw District 9, awesome movie! Great story, great camera, great acting.
9.5/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Schneider on 13-09-2009, 00:09:55
Saw District 9 on thursday.

Special effects are good enough, acting is okay, story is finally something else apart from the old boring "aliens land in the us and launch an invasion or something", has some good ideas, lacks some surprising moments though, the end is a bit too happy, and there is somewhat too much bang-bang-action for my taste and dialogues are sometimes too generic - in one or two parts even hollywood-like. Still, clearly better than almost every hollywood-production.

7/10.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 13-09-2009, 01:09:35
Saving Private Ryan
- I don't give a damn about the story or the historical accuracy,  the action is 12 out of 10. Amazing. Just look at the start of the final battle scene. Spielberg is the man, any day of the week. How somebody can turn a script like that into gold is a total mystery for me.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Natty on 14-09-2009, 07:09:09
yea Rawhide, SPR is so awesome... I saw it on the 6th of june in HD version  ;D epicness.

I saw District 9 yesterday, pretty cool also! Peter Jackson is also the man  8) 7/10 at least!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 14-09-2009, 09:09:05
yea Rawhide, SPR is so awesome... I saw it on the 6th of june in HD version  ;D epicness.

I saw District 9 yesterday, pretty cool also! Peter Jackson is also the man  8) 7/10 at least!
Oh, I'm so gonna see District 9

But first, Inglorious Bastards tomorrow, took awhile before it opened here in my little town :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Zoologic on 14-09-2009, 10:09:26
WW2 Movies recently seen:

Valkyrie -seen onboard Singapore Airline's A380 PTV

Well, i actually slept in the middle, i mean Tom Cruise is pretty boring and he is not all into the character and the tense WW2 atmosphere. But overall, a pretty nice treat for all WW2 fans out there. I gave this 5/10.

Defiance -seen onboard Singapore Airline's A380 PTV

This is quite good, and much better than Valkyrie. More interesting storyline but the guys unfortunately speak accented English (and some Russians). You can see more WW2 weaponry here than in Valkyrie, including the Panzer tanks. 6.5/10 here.

Australia - seen onboard Singapore Airline's 747-400 PTV

Entertaining, some WW2 stories about Japan invading (and landed) Australia's remote islands (fictional). Overall, it tells you a principal story (a bit exaggerated, it's a movie anyway) about Australia, nothing much. I rate it 7/10.

For comparison, i gave Band of Brothers 8/10 and Saving Private Ryan 7.5/10.

Will definitely watch Inglorious Basterds, Brad Pitt despite his many various roles, he always deliver good performance, unlike Tom Cruise, which only suits several roles (surely not WW2-related stuff).
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: NikolaiNL on 14-09-2009, 11:09:54
saw Watchmen, quite a nice movie and omg Silk Spectre 2  :D
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: GenKnight on 15-09-2009, 18:09:20
Best movie I've seen this year is Star Trek.  To me, it was a movie that you watched and left just feeling real good, rah-rah good.  Loved it!  Qunito's Spock (plus his little Vulcan triste with Uhura), the dude doing James Tibireous Kirk, Karl Urban's McCoy, Chekov (same guy in the new Terminator) and Sulu all very good.  Actaully saw this one in theatres twice.

Of course I have historical context for all but even if you don't, you will still enjoy.

Also seen:

Watchman - got Blu-Ray
Wolverine - will get Blu-Ray
District 9 - ditto on BR.  I am anxious to watch this again.
Terminator xxxx - BR material 4 sure.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 15-09-2009, 19:09:36
Full Metal Jacket

8/10

Not a 10 because the combat sometimes looks cheesy, awesome acting though. Pity the drill sergeant died! M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E!


and..

Apocalypse Now..Redux

9/10

Genius movie, one of the best I've ever seen, definately in my top 5. When he gets to that insane colonel it all gets a bit confusing and too much talking even takes away your attention after a while. But all combat is genius, overall acting is also genius. Love some of the scenes as the one with the chaotic camp or trench. And ofcourse the Valkyrie helicopter scene, super classic.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: THeTA0123 on 15-09-2009, 22:09:48


9/10

Genius movie, one of the best I've ever seen, definately in my top 5. When he gets to that insane colonel it all gets a bit confusing and too much talking even takes away your attention after a while. But all combat is genius, overall acting is also genius. Love some of the scenes as the one with the chaotic camp or trench. And ofcourse the Valkyrie helicopter scene, super classic.
Indeed an epic movie. and the Helicopter attack scene is just something you want to rewatch

My buddy uploaded a HQ one, it is simply marvalous

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkH5Ak4wAnY




Stalingrad=8.5/10

Pretty nice movie, Also one of the German side of the story.bit mind grueling from time to time
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: hslan.totaler_humbug on 15-09-2009, 23:09:25
Inglorious Basterds 12/10

WOW, the movie of the year. Better than Pulp Fiction and everything else of Tarentino. Cool acting, extreme violence and nice verdicts. Christopher Waltz in the performance of his live. If you´re political uncorrect, a-historical and have no morale than you will love this movie.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Zoologic on 16-09-2009, 06:09:24
^ I knew it!

Gotta watch the movie now.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 16-09-2009, 10:09:50
Gonna watch that tonight!

I'm so pumped.

WHO WILL SEND THE MESSAGE TO GERMANY?!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 16-09-2009, 22:09:26
OK, just got home from the cinema.

First of all, I'm a real sucker for Tarantino's movies.

To the point, good movie. But the hype for this movie is amazing. It's a good movie, sure. But it's the weakest movie Tarantino has done as a director since his amazing debut Reservoir Dogs.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: hslan.totaler_humbug on 16-09-2009, 22:09:57
O´rly? Well, thats your opinion. But I think that you need at least a very special humor for this. In my opinion this movie is just awesome.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 16-09-2009, 22:09:33
I have not watch Inglorious Basterds and I will not.
My expectations on it are lower than the ground, currently it's probably the last movie I wan't to see.
Just look at the trailer, I see absolutely nothing that makes me feel "Wow! looks good, I wan't to see that". It just looks worthless.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 16-09-2009, 23:09:51
Tedacious go watch it.

I was skeptical as well, but it is a masterpiece! Way better than Pulp Fiction or any other Tarantino movie imo!
The scene at the beginning with the 10min dialogue alone is just pure awesome!
Never felt so disgusted, but jet intrigued of a character at the same time. :)


Two thumbs up!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 16-09-2009, 23:09:42
O´rly? Well, thats your opinion. But I think that you need at least a very special humor for this. In my opinion this movie is just awesome.
I had a few laughs as well, but it's not near the caliber that Tarantino usually have

I'm saying like 6 maybe even a 7 out of 10 on a good day

That's not a bad score in my book, still, the weakest Tarantino movie in years.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 16-09-2009, 23:09:33
Tarantino is so overrated imo. Im rarely so bored i was as seeing Kill Bill. Pulp F is good enough, nothing special. But R Dogs was a great movie, almost a masterpiece. His best movie for sure, and the only really good one at all.
   I guess i will see Inglorious B, but no hurry at all
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 17-09-2009, 07:09:59
It's the mindset you need to watch the movie.
If you enter it and expect a comedy you will be in for a disappointment, but if you go and watch it without any reference to former Taratino movies it is awesome. I had so much fun figuring out what scene is a copy from another film and the entire character set is so well chosen.
Kill Bill was boring as hell compared to this.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Schneider on 17-09-2009, 13:09:03
Tarantino is so overrated imo. Im rarely so bored i was as seeing Kill Bill. Pulp F is good enough, nothing special.

Mmmmmmassively seconded.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 17-09-2009, 15:09:54
It's the mindset you need to watch the movie.
If you enter it and expect a comedy you will be in for a disappointment, but if you go and watch it without any reference to former Taratino movies it is awesome. I had so much fun figuring out what scene is a copy from another film and the entire character set is so well chosen.
Kill Bill was boring as hell compared to this.
Hey man, my mind was open as Paris Hilton's you know what  ;)

The movie had some great moments (opening segment, Putting out fire and so on). Good movie, sure, hell yeah. But, comparing this one to Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown or Kill Bill and it looks like the weakest link in my books.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Ts4EVER on 26-09-2009, 22:09:39
Godfather I and II...

Both very good movies, but the second one lacks some Brando.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Archimonday on 26-09-2009, 22:09:53
"What aint no country I ever heard of! Do they speak english in what?!"

Good movie.

Either way, I recently saw a movie by Tim Burton, same man who wrote nightmare before christmas. However it wasn't as good as I was hoping. While the movie "9" offers up some inventive places, the characters are as old and as stale as moldy bread, and the story is very confusing and doesn't have much back story. But regardless it got its anti-war message across, and its warnings about technology.

4/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Thorondor123 on 26-09-2009, 22:09:30
I watched "Män som hatar kvinnor" earlier today.

 It's base on novel of same name by Stieg Larsson. Some time ago I got the Larsson's Millennium-trilogy as a present, and no I have read Män som hatar kvinnor and half of the second part, Flickan som lekte med elden. The books are awesome. They are like weird mix of Agatha Christie, Dan Brown and something peculiar but cool stuff.
Anyway.

The film was good. Obviously not as good as the novel, but surprisingly good. Better that I thought. It lasts two and a half hours so of course they had to cut something and shorten some parts. I don't know if it's easier to follow the film if you have read the book, but I suggest reading it anyway. Acting was good Swedish quality and the characters were somewhat like I imagined they would be whilst reading the book. The hero, Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) was just as annoying as I thought when I was reading the book, so I guess that tells something. The heroin Lisbeth Salander, played by Noomi Rapace, was also rather awesome.

Jävla Kalle Blomkvist...


Where was I? Oh, yes. Definitely worth watching, this one goes straight to my Top-3 Swedish films -list.

Four points out of five.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: THeTA0123 on 27-09-2009, 00:09:14
Gundam wing Endless Waltz.

Pretty good, for a japanese cartoon. Not a huge fan of them, but this one was alright
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 27-09-2009, 03:09:56
Godfather I and II...

Both very good movies, but the second one lacks some Brando.
Aw, I was so close to rewatching Part I and II today but drunkenness and women came in first.

I think Part II is the highlight of the trilogy. Michael being the President of the "company" and everything is bigger and better then the first part
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 28-09-2009, 08:09:04
George Lucas debut movie, Francis Ford Coppola as executive producer and Robert Duvall as the main character.

THX 1138

I've always been fascinated with books and movies about "control-societies", like 1984 etc.
This movie is about one man (THX 1138, or Robert Duvall) who is a normal grunt working with building robots (robots who, when done, are used for policing and guardin duties). THX 1138 falls in love with his roommate LUH and later on he becomes chased and finally manages to escape the city, out from the grasp of the evil government.

A fairly good movie, the subject really interests me and that gives it a big plus. However it was a bit slow and... "sterile", luckily it was onle 180 minutes.

I would give this 7/10, much thanks to Robert Duvall's performance.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 28-09-2009, 10:09:41
Inglorious Bastards (1978)
- Dirty Dozen but with more naked babes. Nothing special.

Play Dirty
- Michael Caine on LRDG Mission. Could have been OK but too many long scenes leading to nothing.

Rolling Thunder
- Like the first Rambo film but with Rambo coming home to his family and being badly treated by Mexicans. OK.

Children of Men
- I still enjoy this flick very much. Some amazing scenes and the realistic feeling makes it almost a classic for me.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 01-10-2009, 17:10:52
                    The Village        3/10

 Terrible movie, dont watch this one. Its very boring, their attempt at being mysterious totally fails, its almost no action , and the plot which i shouldnt reveal is stupid. Aswell as its quite unrealistic i think.
 Its about a small kinda amish-like village , lying right besides a forest where some mysterious creatures is supposed to live. The villagers are not supposed to enter this forest, and when a person does mysterious things start to happen.

                   Defiance     6/10

 Allright movie. Relatively good plot about a group of russian jews making a resistance group. The action scenes arent too good, either theyre very dark and you dont see what happens, orelse theyre good enough, but nothing you havent seen before. Aswell as its alittle too much talk about The Torah, and the main actor is compared with Moses.

                   A night on Earth  2/10

 I guess this movie may be good for many, but not for me. I dont like dialogue-movies too much, and this movie has nothing but dialogue. Its about 5 different taxi drivers around the world, in 5 different stories.
Maybe they have a point of morale i dont see, or something, but for me their conversations are meaningless. I think many of the actors overplay their roles aswell. They try to be funny sometimes, i guess i just have wrong humor.   
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 01-10-2009, 19:10:14
There will be blood
- One word: Whoa. I'll try it again: Whoa.

9 out of 10

Think it'll grow into a 10 out of 10 maybe later even
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 02-10-2009, 00:10:24
Defiance
- Oh god, almost fell asleep. Next, please. OK

5 out of 10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 03-10-2009, 12:10:58
The Red Baron
- Bad acting all around and the story feels so cheap

4 out of 10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 03-10-2009, 17:10:26
         The Killing Fields          8/10

Very good movie. Not too much action. Its not a war movie, but in a war setting, and based on a true story. Its about some journalists being in Cambodia as Khmer Rouge rise to power. Its quite dramatic, but the drama function quite well. The first part of the movie is alittle boring, and its not any cool effects, but the setting is very good, aswell as its very realistic, and portraits the insane Khmer Rouge regime very well.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Josh094 on 03-10-2009, 18:10:19
Caught it from half way through this morning..

The Battle of the Bulge (1965)

Well to be honest thats the most absurd and awful 2nd world war film i've ever seen..

Filmed in a desert..  I mean! Come on! They could of put some effort into the film location.

But thats just the start of it for a long list see: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058947/goofs


I'm giving this film 2/10

The only way they could of made it worse was that instead of German forces they were fighting Japs.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Josh094 on 04-10-2009, 00:10:43
The Boat that rocked.

Awesome. If you appreciate a rock and roll, british comedy, girls and pirates you'll love this movie!
I was fixated from start to finish! No joking, i'm giving this 10/10!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: THeTA0123 on 04-10-2009, 23:10:26
The Dirty Dozen

Brilliant movie.WW2 from a whole diffrent unexpected angle

8.5/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 04-10-2009, 23:10:50
Moulin Rouge!

- Simply awesome, Baz's best one.

8 out of 10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Thorondor123 on 05-10-2009, 10:10:29
Moulin Rouge!

- Simply awesome, Baz's best one.

8 out of 10
So I'm not the only one who likes Moulin Rouge! :P
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 05-10-2009, 10:10:32
Moulin Rouge!

- Simply awesome, Baz's best one.

8 out of 10
So I'm not the only one who likes Moulin Rouge! :P

I admit it as well. I liked Moulin Rouge! The Medleys are awesome.

Anyone else here who has seen "Chicago"? I'd give that movie an 8 of 10 as well.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 05-10-2009, 13:10:40
Moulin Rouge!

- Simply awesome, Baz's best one.

8 out of 10
So I'm not the only one who likes Moulin Rouge! :P

I admit it as well. I liked Moulin Rouge! The Medleys are awesome.

Anyone else here who has seen "Chicago"? I'd give that movie an 8 of 10 as well.

yeah both are really good movies
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Josh094 on 05-10-2009, 23:10:05
Moulin Rouge!

- Simply awesome, Baz's best one.

8 out of 10
So I'm not the only one who likes Moulin Rouge! :P

I admit it as well. I liked Moulin Rouge! The Medleys are awesome.

Anyone else here who has seen "Chicago"? I'd give that movie an 8 of 10 as well.

yeah both are really good movies

The Moulin Rouge was brilliant :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 06-10-2009, 00:10:30
This is so weird. I thought I was gonna get chopped off for giving the thumbs up for this movie lol
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 10-10-2009, 22:10:56
Knowing (2009) Starring Nicholas Cage


This movie was done perfectly, except one big, retarded flaw: The Ending.  This movie suffers from Highlander Syndrome.  The ending was so ridiculously retarded that this movie was not worth the 15 minutes of idiocy displayed in the end of the film.

0/5
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Ts4EVER on 12-10-2009, 12:10:00
Ok, I came home drunk yesterday and there was this film on. I don't know the name and I forgot which station it was on, so can anybody help me?

Basically there were some gangsters doing a heist in some depot area and a police squad who drove some kind of apc with a prisoner. The police sqad was ambushed by some guys who wanted to free the prisoner I guess. The police then joined forces with the gangsters to defend the depot area against some splinter cell dudes or something. I think it was a french movie and had a slight dystopian future feel to it.
Any ideas?
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 12-10-2009, 12:10:24
Knowing (2009) Starring Nicholas Cage


This movie was done perfectly, except one big, retarded flaw: The Ending.  This movie suffers from Highlander Syndrome.  The ending was so ridiculously retarded that this movie was not worth the 15 minutes of idiocy displayed in the end of the film.

0/5

I like the initial perspective that the movie makes you feel, we are insignificant to the universe, we can travel a 1000 miles left or right with great ease, but if we try and venture 2 miles up, we're going to get fucked by the universe literally.  

The movie did make realise my own mortality, I wonder though CnJ if you were intelligent enough to grasp what the writer was trying to explain at the very end? The bible? The apple tree?  Adam and Eve?  I though the ending (although seemingly ridiculous to you and I) was still more plausible that a supreme being who created everything in 7 days and then left us to fend for ourselves.

Yes, yes, yes, aliens are hard to 'relate' to, but then we haven't really met any have we.  I am still susceptible to the ideology that human life was not a random outcome of a chain of circumstantial events that stretch back over 4 billion years.  I would like to hope that this is not all "irrelevant".  

Therefore I gift Knowing starring Nicolas Cage with a score of 3 out of 5.

For me it could have scored 5 out of 5, if;

a) Nicolas wasn't the typical Americanised genius who becomes an alcoholic after his loss of faith, only to recapture his model genius after seeing a child smile, or some bollocks like that.

b) The story was more gritty, i.e. get rid of the fucking children, children can't act, it's a fact, they flatten a story into a 12A rating and make dialogue seem even more contrived than Nicolas Cages wooden performance.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 14-10-2009, 13:10:30
Superman
- The original from '78 with Reeves. Pretty charming still, actually! The special effects maybe ain't that special anymore but still a good watch.

6 out of 10

Superman Returns (2008)
- Second time seeing this. And I liked it more this time around. Not the same story over and over, Superman returns to Earth after being away for a long time and finds Lois married with children. Kevin Spacey, as always, awesome.

7 out of 10

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: KoOk13 on 14-10-2009, 13:10:51
... than Nicolas Cages wooden performance.


thank you. I was starting to think that I was the only one who thought Nicolas Cage is one of the worst actors on screen today.

last movie i've seen which is worth mentioning is the movie called "Big Nothing (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0488085/)". It's a 2006 movie which was not very known in my country (Belgium) but nonetheless great fun to watch, not only due to the humour used in it but also the acting was very well done and entertaining. It's about a nice guy who writes books for a living, but being fed up with the fact that his wife, who is a cop, provides for his family, he teams up with a stranger he meets, to blackmail a priest into paying a large sum of money. the plan is simple, until things start to go wrong.

very nice black humour, with a surprising end aswell. best movie i've seen in quite a while.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Moose on 14-10-2009, 22:10:04
George Lucas debut movie, Francis Ford Coppola as executive producer and Robert Duvall as the main character.

THX 1138

I've always been fascinated with books and movies about "control-societies", like 1984 etc.
This movie is about one man (THX 1138, or Robert Duvall) who is a normal grunt working with building robots (robots who, when done, are used for policing and guardin duties). THX 1138 falls in love with his roommate LUH and later on he becomes chased and finally manages to escape the city, out from the grasp of the evil government.

A fairly good movie, the subject really interests me and that gives it a big plus. However it was a bit slow and... "sterile", luckily it was onle 180 minutes.

I would give this 7/10, much thanks to Robert Duvall's performance.

Have you seen Brazil? Or City of Lost Children (french film)? Both are this controlled society idea. Watch it. Or even blade runner
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 14-10-2009, 22:10:10
Have you seen Brazil? Or City of Lost Children (french film)? Both are this controlled society idea. Watch it. Or even blade runner

Top movies!
I give Brazil and City of Lost Children (jep a French movie) both 7-9 out of 10.
Blade Runner has my personal 9/10, but I am a sucker for Phillip K. Dick ;)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 15-10-2009, 13:10:57
And THX 1138 was the first stormtrooper who died in the first destruction of the death Star, THX became the prefix for all stormtrooper IDs too, who said Missa' Lucas Sir doesn't feed us the same crap over and over...


Ok, for my latest film what I have watched...

Big Trouble in Little China,  it's important to add that this is not the first time I've seen this movie, more like the 2000th time, so please whereever you are - whatever monitor you are at, whatever room you are in put your hands together and clap a few times, this is freaking awesome...

"Big trouble", "Big Turbs", "B T in the L C" however you pronounce it, you're in for one motherfhhhhhh.... of a ride as you saddle up alongside Jack Burton and Wang Chi as they attempt to rescue their ladies back from the evil and immortal David Lopan,

Quote from: Jack Burton
"are you crazy Dave is that your problem?"

This movie has everything that earth based science fiction should have, immortal god like villains, socially awkward reluctant heroes, kung-fu so shit you'll be in front of your TV within minutes copying it, special effects so 'ham' you could do better using MS Paint, but that doesn't matter, all the cracks and wires are neatly pasted over with some funny as shit one liners and comedy looks.

Jack Burton is an accessible hero, he's you and me, just wants to get his girl back, and his truck, the mighty Pork Chop Express, if you're not already streaming this movie because it has a truck in it called the Pork Chop Express, then maybe the final score will persuade you...

I give Big Turbs 10/10, faltless masterpiece untouched by time with a watertight script and character you can relate to.

Quote from: Old man Chi
"What the fuck is Gracey Law doing here?"

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 15-10-2009, 14:10:21
Haha, yeah. Big Trouble is one great movie.

Just look at the trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yM3-YO7qHs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yM3-YO7qHs)

Some amazing quotes in this classic:

Jack Burton: Ol' Jack always says... what the hell?

Jack Burton: Like I told my last wife, I says, "Honey, I never drive faster than I can see. Besides that, it's all in the reflexes


Pinstripe lawyer: What I'd like to do today is get your version of what happened.
Egg Shen: Oh, you mean the truth.
Pinstripe lawyer: Of course. First, just state your name and your occupation for the record.
Egg Shen: Oh, Egg Shen. Bus driver
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Josh094 on 15-10-2009, 14:10:12
Big Trouble is one great movie.

Ahmen.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: KoOk13 on 15-10-2009, 15:10:52
another great movie i almost forgot to mention is the 2008 movie "Ip Man", based on the life of the teacher of bruce lee. Great martial arts movie, lots of nice wing chun kung fu fighting. highly commended.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 15-10-2009, 16:10:20
The harder they come
- Jamaican gangster flick about Ivan, a country boy who comes to the big city with dreams of becoming a singer but later turns into a famous gangster that mocks the police, military and deals drugs.

Pretty OK movie, typical 70's gangster movie

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 15-10-2009, 18:10:09
Reservoir Dogs

Finally got to see it, must say that Tarantino is an excellent story writer, coming up with something like this, though I kindoff expected Orange to be the rat. Anyway, great movie and I felt sorry for White at the end.. 8/10.

De Storm

Quite a new movie about the water disaster in Zeeland in 1953. I went to watch this with my grandfather as he was dispatched in that area to save people and get dikes fixed again when he was in the army. It's a typical Dutch styled movie I must say, the effects where super awesome, big plus for that, quite solid acting too, good story with an ending that gives you alot of mixed feelings, Sombogaart did a great job. 7/10.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mspfc Doc DuFresne on 18-10-2009, 05:10:57
Where the Wild Things Are

Don't expect anything too intense from this movie, but it was very charming. Its not really a kids movie so much as a movie for people who read the book and are now nostalgic. Great camera work, good characters, occasionally touching, and a decent story.

Some of the best acting by a little kid I've ever seen. He does a good job partly because he is trying to be a kid, not a miniature adult. Good story, where there are no villains but bad things still happen, which is rare in movies.

I'm not really sure how to rank this one. Maybe an 8/10. It depends what your speed is. Its not a movie where you should rush out and see it cause its awesome and will change your life, but its the sort of movie that everyone should see once in their lives. Might as well catch it in a theater.

8/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: [130.Pz]S.Tiemann on 18-10-2009, 11:10:06
Law Abiding Citizen

  Acting was very good. Plot was also very good if not a little predictable at times. Overall a must see in theaters. I thought the ending was a bit weak but that may have been just me.

8/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 18-10-2009, 12:10:46
Watched "9th Company", yesterday. The movie is a bout a group of young Siberian men who join the Soviet Airborne to fight in Afghanistan. I really looked forward to see it because there aren´t many movies covering the Soviet-Afghan war. Fortunately the movie isn´t bad, it follows the "Full Metal Jacket"-style (first basic training, then in the 2nd half the actual fighting is covered) which it does quite well. Some scenes were rather bizare and the shooting was pretty Hollywood-ish (one guy going Rambo with a PKM heavy machine gun) but apart from that the movie was pretty good. Acting was good, special effects nice and the plot was good, too.
8/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Josh094 on 18-10-2009, 12:10:33
The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus.

OMG. It was Mind blowing! 10/10! ;D
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 18-10-2009, 13:10:25
Cocktail
- The year was 1986. I wasn't born yet but Tom Cruise was still a hot motherfucker and in this movie he's a bartender in New York with a dream about his own bar franchise.

Pretty sleazy and typical 80's flick

4 out of 10

Porco Rosso
- Loved it. The Adriatic Sea, pirates, seaplanes, smugglers and fascists.

8 out of 10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 18-10-2009, 15:10:59
   A fistful of Dynamite              7/10   

 Exciting, funny and enough action. Very good movie, but i dont think its Sergio Leone`s best movie. It have a very good mood, but not as good as a few of his other movies. It have more action and better effects than most of his movies though. I didnt really know if it should get 7 or 8 of 10, but its more a 7 than an 8 i think.
Its like a typical westernmovie, but its expressed in an original way in a different setting. 
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 19-10-2009, 02:10:36
The Kovak Box 2006

I give this a 4/5.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Zoologic on 22-10-2009, 14:10:03
Inglourious Basterds by Quentin Tarantino (2009)
in theatre
Starring Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Christoph Waltz, etc

Great story, although don't like Brad Pitt's performance (probably his worst i've ever seen). WW2 fantasy with slightly politically incorrect content in it. However it is just "quite nice to watch". Gotta praise Waltz for his performance as Hans Landa, the SS Gestapo Colonel, he is absolutely brilliant and gave eerie sensation at the scenes he is in. I gave this 7.5/10

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 22-10-2009, 15:10:14
The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus.

OMG. It was Mind blowing! 10/10! ;D

I second that! Terry Gilliam Movies never disappoint!
Plus it features Jonny Depp and Heath Ledger, not to forget Colin Farrell and Jude Law! :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 24-10-2009, 19:10:33

The Big Gundown
- Zapata Western (basically Spaghetti Western but with some political undertones) with Lee van Cleef playing the protagonist.

Whoa, what a movie. Almost as good as The Good, The Bad, The Ugly. Some amazing moments, the grand finale, the characters (Austrian Baron/Gunslinger!) and the soundtrack (Morricone, with two tunes that are in Inglorious Bastards) is all just 100% great. 

8 out of 10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 31-10-2009, 02:10:09
Brüno
- Some really great moments in this one. Not as good as Borat but still, some really, really funny and very ironic moments.

"Madonna has one, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie has one and now I got one"

G.I. Joe
- Damn. It's like Transformers 2 but worse. How that's possible I don't wanna know.

Orphan
- Started out so good. A family with some nice kids and one adopted badass Romanian girl. Started out so good but then just flopped. 
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Oddball on 31-10-2009, 05:10:22
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs... yeah, yeah... I know.. But hey, I thought overall it was actually pretty decent. Buck was awsome... some intense flight sequences, crude humor - funny.. worth the time to watch I guess. 7.5/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Torenico on 31-10-2009, 06:10:59
City of God

One of the best movies i ever seen in my life.

The movie takes place in the Brazilian Favelas, Rio de Janeiro. Millions of people lives in these places, conditions are terrible

So yeah, i will give a 10/10 because of the Realism, and i think its based on a true story, maybe

Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqD7MksivSo&NR=1
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 31-10-2009, 09:10:31
Damn, I gotta see City of God, been to long now.

Just seen Tropa de Elite again, pretty OK.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Thorondor123 on 31-10-2009, 11:10:13
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs... yeah, yeah... I know.. But hey, I thought overall it was actually pretty decent. Buck was awsome... some intense flight sequences, crude humor - funny.. worth the time to watch I guess. 7.5/10
Some nice animation there, eh? ;)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Kading on 31-10-2009, 11:10:15
Law Abiding Citizen

  Acting was very good. Plot was also very good if not a little predictable at times. Overall a must see in theaters. I thought the ending was a bit weak but that may have been just me.

8/10

agreed about the ending. though it must be seen for two words: exploding cellphone
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Thorondor123 on 31-10-2009, 12:10:56
Total Balalaika Show

Concert film (or a "rockumentary") about the 1993 concert of Finnish rock band Leningrad Cowboys and the Red Army Choir on the Senate Square in Helsinki. Their performance was so awesome that I just have to give this film six points out of five and let you see what I'm talking about:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEORJ3_EQ_A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYNSiziFJjg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmqTM_WqIwc
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 01-11-2009, 18:11:41
Zombieland
- Worth the watch a Sunday afternoon, nothing more. The Bill Murray sketch was pretty awesome.

6 out of 10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Josh094 on 01-11-2009, 23:11:52
Rocky Horror Picture Show 10/10

Funny, Sexy, Great songs, Great dances. Favorite musical of all time.

Seen the stage show, seen the movie. ;D
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 02-11-2009, 08:11:41
Rocky Horror Picture Show 10/10

Funny, Sexy, Great songs, Great dances. Favorite musical of all time.

Seen the stage show, seen the movie. ;D

10/10. I just love that Show. :)
Last time I went with friends and we got all dressed up. The best fun you can have. ^^

Quote
Give yourself over to absolute pleasure. Swim the warm waters of sins of the flesh - erotic nightmares beyond any measure, and sensual daydreams to treasure forever. Can't you just see it? Don't dream it, be it.

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Whatever happened to Fay Wray
That delicate satin-draped frame
As it clung to her thigh
How I started to cry
'Cause I wanted to be dressed just the same.

Quote
And crawling, on the planet's face, some insects, called the human race. Lost in time, and lost in space... and meaning.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 04-11-2009, 19:11:06
Well, last night I was up late and watched a movie from 1977 by William Friendkin named...

SORCERER

- And yes, it was awesome

So awesome I almost overslept and almost did not get to work in time, but it was worth it.

A great remake, even better then the original.

Story? Four guys with different backgrounds in South America, driving two trucks with nitroglycerin to a burning oil well and blow it up. Action, thrills and good soundtrack. All I need.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ_KXK3eNdI

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 04-11-2009, 20:11:43
Oh and yeah

I saw Saving Private Ryan a few days ago

This movie is awesome and I will go screaming "La la la la la" really loud if anybody says something else and refers to the historical inaccuracy in the movie. Frankly, my dear. I don't give a damn. The action in this baby is so awesome it's almost hard to describe. Truly shows that Spielberg was, is and always will be the King of the Movie Brat Generation.

How a man can turn such a bad script into something this good is for me a mystery.

9 out of 10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 05-11-2009, 02:11:48
Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
Easily comparable to Snatch, probably even better. A masterpiece by Guy Ritchie. Everything, from the pictures, to the music, to the fantastic one-liners.
One of my all time favourite movies

"If the milk turns out to be sour, I'm not the kind of pussy to drink it"

10/10


The Football Factory
Fantastic depiction of the book with the same name. Danny Dyers is PERFECT as the cockney chelsea football fan. It really feels like "this is for real".
Depsite the title, there is never any football in the film (other than glimpses of a junior team playing)
It is a bit short, which is one of the downsides with it. However, if it were any longer I feel that it might just be repeating itself.

8/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 05-11-2009, 09:11:37
Did you like Brengirl Brenda? I love her..
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 05-11-2009, 12:11:58
(not the first time I watched the movie, 10th perhaps)

Yeah I know you love her from your long-time msn-picture. but nah, can't say that she's that great.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 05-11-2009, 12:11:48
She got a fucking Bren! 'nuff said!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Capten_C on 06-11-2009, 01:11:31
Well, last night I was up late and watched a movie from 1977 by William Friendkin named...

SORCERER

- And yes, it was awesome


Hmm I was going to record that, looks good, hopefully they'll reshow it soon, crossing that bridge in the clip looked mad!

I try and record obscure films from Film on 4 when I can. Recorded Cabaret last week, last years of pre war Germany in a music club,wasn't my kind of thing but had a great song I hadn't heard of before, made out to be a H.Y. song but apparently written well after the war.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVG18qyVHzg

Recording one about a Patagonian man who inherits a racing dog tonight  :D
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 07-11-2009, 01:11:48
Yeah the bridge scene was amazing, that scene and the music was a great combination!

Anyhow, just watched Season 4 of "It's always sunny in Philadelphia"

My new favorite show, keeps growing for every season

"WILDCARD, BITCHES!"

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: THeTA0123 on 08-11-2009, 02:11:15
She got a fucking Bren! 'nuff said!
tell me about this woman, who has a bren




El alamein

9/10

Great movie bout the war from the italian point of view. You can see its a low budget film, but that doesnt matter. Good acting, very good morale behind the movie. It really captures the italians during WW2. They simply dint want to fight and they dint had the means and equipment to fight.

sure the Patton tanks presenting Cruiser tanks and the M113's presenting brengun carriers was a bit odd, but a  good 9/10 for this movie

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Zoologic on 14-11-2009, 18:11:34
2012 (2009 film) by Roland Emmerich
Starring John Cussack and else.

on local theater
It is a movie about disaster. Well, just pretty entertaining, but it is typical disaster movie but with more global involvement and grandiose scheme. A lot of inaccuracies in the movie (well, science fiction ya know), and they are so typical Hollywood, just remembers you to the successful Transformers and many other science fiction movies from Hollywood, which contains too much inaccuracies but just entertaining. The explosions are a lot smaller than the actual (guess he never watched real volcanoes erupt, i should know... Indonesia has 1/3rd of the world's total). The plane physics, the natural phenomenon... well, this is not UCLA geology class, it is cinema anyway.

I gave this movie a nice 5.5/10, i increase them a bit, because i am not critics, and i watch movies partially for entertainment purpose, not over analysing it. In addition, it also pass a good message too i guess.

Empires of The Sun (1987) by Steven Spielberg
Starring Christian Bale, John Malkovich, etc

on TV premiere
One of Spielberg's classic masterpiece. Although a bit puzzled by its somehow complicated plot, i quite enjoyed its coherent progression. I like movies with cohesive and complicated plots at once, this one is for example. The story is about a British boy's adventure, separated from his parents in WW2 China when Shanghai was occupied by the Imperial Japanese troops. As a typical upper class boy, he has to endure a lot of typical war situations and a lot of miseries.

My rating is pretty decent 8/10, i love this movie very much. It is one of my favorites when i'm not maniac or such (actually, i love Big Trouble in Little China when i was crazy). Moreover, i am biased because this movie also carried WW2 theme (Pacific particularly) that we all love so much.

The Last Emperor (1987) by Bernardo Bertolucci
Starring John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, and Victor Wong (that Egg Shen guy from Big Trouble in Little China!)

on TV premiere, repeatedly
This is a movie in epic proportion IMO. I like this movie very much, IMHO, the best eastern-themed movie made by the west. The music is so well composed by Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne, and Cong Su. The title actually is the main story of the movie, the last emperor of China, who is the last to rule the nearly 5,000 years old empire. It revolves around Pǔyí, the last emperor of Qing (Manchu) dynasty and his journey from throne ascension to his death and its relation with modern China. Of course, as so many Hollywood movies, you still gotta excuses a lot of inaccuracies here and there for dramatisation purpose. But i consider them minor in this movie anyway.

I gave this my highest rating yet, 9.5/10, just slightly below perfect to acknowledge its inaccuracies and typical Hollywood-only added romance. The plot is just as complicated, and some of them are backwards, but it is pretty understandable. No wonder it won 9 Academy awards and BAFTA award for best film. Also, i'm biased in this rating because it depicts WW2.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Josh094 on 14-11-2009, 23:11:42
2012

Great CGI and special effects.

Loved some of the conceptual design in the film.

7-8/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Ts4EVER on 20-11-2009, 18:11:22
I havent seen the movie, but this review is funny:

http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091118/REVIEWS/911199998
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 20-11-2009, 18:11:07
Haha, Roger sure got his moments!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 20-11-2009, 23:11:46
2012
Great CGI and special effects.
Loved some of the conceptual design in the film.
7-8/10

I was forced by peer pressure to watch this abomination.
It is riddled with design flaws and illogical sequences. Oh and it has expositions everywhere you look.
Well at least the pope gets squashed and the white house is trashed by an aircraft carrier (oh the irony...)
Product placement was fairly ok for an action movie, but Roland is an asshole when it comes to stereotypes and killing off the only good actors...
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Biiviz on 27-11-2009, 13:11:33
Saw a Finnish psychological horror movie called Sauna from 2008.

Quote from: IMDB.com
Sauna is an impressive experience, solid in just about every department. Extremely strong lead, nice and fitting visuals, great soundtrack and intriguing storyline. And if you won't miss the climaxes, this will be exactly your thing. A recommendation for all fans of European horror out there. Just don't be expecting guts and gore, Sauna plays at atmosphere, grit and travels through the darker parts of the human mind.


8/10
It's not for everyone, but I'm glad I watched it.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 27-11-2009, 13:11:20
Last night me and some buddies watched Mission Impossible III

Second time around and I'm still enjoying this flick very much. It's like one big "We're sorry for MI:2 we know it sucked here is 2 hours of first class action!"

And I love it, action, thrills and high adventure.

A strong 7 out of 10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Capten_C on 27-11-2009, 15:11:41
I recorded Mission Impossible 1 last week, couldn't make head nor tail of it, he's the bad guy? ah he's the badguy? wait, he's the good guy now..errr, maybe I  didn't pay enough attention to it  :-\

But I'm glad I  recorded 'Lucky number S7evin'.
Really enjoyed it, Bruce Willis, Ben Kingsley, Morgan Freeman and some other unkown actor playing the lead role, hoho and Lucy Liu! But she dies, or she doesn't or she does,doh, hmmm. Lots of plot twists, lot's of shooting with silencers and blood splatting about the place. It's a great revenge movie... 8/10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKTo2nzYpic
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 27-11-2009, 15:11:47
Watched the Legend of Chu Li... don't watch it.  It was awful, I mean really awful.
0/10
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Can't remember if I reviewed Outlander here, but that was reasonable, strange story, DooM meets LOtR.
6/10
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Angels & demons, like the book it was potentially something that could have been so much better with the subject matter, but the film tries desperately to skip over the moral issues of "is the church dying" and goes more with the half cut historical BS as a plot line to solve a murder.  They should have made deception point, it would have made a much better movie.
5/10
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Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 01-12-2009, 22:12:00
Max Manus
- Watched this Norwegian goldie again, been awhile. Still, very enjoyable!

A movie about the Norwegian resistance during the Germany occupation.

No Country for old men
- Also a new re-watch. Best movie of 2007? I think that's There will be blood. But, still a very good movie.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: [130.Pz]I.Kluge on 02-12-2009, 03:12:20
Watched the Legend of Chu Li... don't watch it.  It was awful, I mean really awful.
0/10

When I went to see the Watchmen, the movie theater management had to seat us in and were showing part of it.
Oh boy did the crowd raged and *lol'd
*Chun Li looks at scroll for 2 minutes.... "I wonder what it says.."


Food Inc.
8/10

Interesting.
Not over the top or bias(That I could Tell), it show a great of information on the U.S food industry.


Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 06-12-2009, 12:12:49
Just finished the 2nd season of Mad Men

I'm still saying it's no way near The Sopranos but still, a very good show.

The last episodes and the finale was great. A society in change, Cuban missile crisis and all that.

Time to start off with Season 3
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Josh094 on 06-12-2009, 18:12:53
Deathwatch.

Set in WWI. horror/thriller.

7-8/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tolga<3 on 06-12-2009, 19:12:41
It was either New Moon with Girlfriend or Nefes with a load of Friends.. I honestly dont facking remember...

New Moon.. Eh it was facking Depressing and Robert Pattinsons head is too huge and Jacobs hair is too long ffs... And that Bella bitch studders too much ffs.

Nefes was facking weird... How does 2 Platoon's of Turkish Commando's get wiped out by some fucking ragheads with a Kalashnikov.. And wtf the Commander is litterally playing around and calling out the Enemy. BUT very emotional and over all good movie.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 08-12-2009, 00:12:22
Blood in, Blood out (also known as Bound by Honor)
- A sweet 90's classic. Bad acting and corny story all around but still kinda charming in my book.

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Oddball on 08-12-2009, 01:12:05
It was either New Moon with Girlfriend or Nefes with a load of Friends.. I honestly dont facking remember...

New Moon.. Eh it was facking Depressing and Robert Pattinsons head is too huge and Jacobs hair is too long ffs... And that Bella bitch studders too much ffs.

Nefes was facking weird... How does 2 Platoon's of Turkish Commando's get wiped out by some fucking ragheads with a Kalashnikov.. And wtf the Commander is litterally playing around and calling out the Enemy. BUT very emotional and over all good movie.

Awww... man, C'mon. I thought you had great potential, but then you go and watch Twilight, forget it, I lost hope in you.  :P Nah, just kidding..I'll forgive you this time.  ;D
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Zoologic on 08-12-2009, 10:12:28
It was his girlfriend... i think the majority of girls today are like that. Forcing her boys to do awful things such as watching that flick. The movie simply lost in the mind of every self-proclaiming alpha-males... the chic isn't hot enough, but the boys (both Robert and Jacobs) sure make chicks and gays moist.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 08-12-2009, 10:12:19
The Red Baron.

TBH I expected more, perhaps it's my misanthropist mood but it was yet another shit film that I wasted money on, yet another half-baked script that I wasted hours of my life enduring.
Not even Lena Headey (schwing) could save it.

The storyline is far too boyish, far to much about the romantic side of flying planes with your flying scarf set to maximum effect, and glorifying the mediocre dogfight scenes by (wtf) landing next to each other after the fight both speaking the same fucking language (English) and not once trying to punch each other in the face for them trying to kill you just a few minutes previous... I would have liked to have seen much much more grit, by that - yes I do mean like SPR, one thing that film got right was *bang* in your perifial vision, pogo sticking on your face spilling your drink.

Red Baron fails, shot in high contrast making the sunlight ethereal is not a necessary component of war film even if sunlight was a major tool used by the first airmen.

4/10

p.s. Joseph Finnes is a ****ing stupid ***t!  He is British, he speaks with a British accent ffs will Americans stop hiring him to play Americans he plays exactly the same person in each film, it's like watching a ventriloquist without a dummy, open your mouth ffs, speak bitch, we thought you 'done' Shakespeare.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 08-12-2009, 11:12:18
Tranfromers 2: Rise of the fallen
      I just realized not every good moive requires depth or even some semblance of realism - The movie the rocked - Sure, i've gotten tired of movie-special effects bonanzas after Matrix 2 (you seen that, little else impresses) - But this one did something

Movies are all about emotion and pacing - Witty one-liners help. Soundtrack was excellent, sure it made use of many cliches, like the kiss of life, and the numerous misses advanced Decepticon technology made in trying to blast a simple teenager to smithereens... but hey, there was a fricking M1 Abraham flying down the fricking pyramid! What more could you ask for... Sometimes, I say, its just about digging in and enjoying the ride... Haven't had a 'ride' like this since Jumanji!

7.5/10

Taking of Pelham 123 remake
  John Travolta takes on a similar role to one he always plays, worn thin by the likes of Swordfish, Denzel Washington takes on a different role from his normal NYPD wise-cop act... But something between John Q and Steve Biko.

It was - meh... In the nineties, i would have been impressed by it, as the likes of Speed, Con air etc, but we've been so spoilt by special effects and strong storylines with serious soundtracks and good pacing, that this one just didn't add anything to my life - No liners I will remember, no characters that stood out too good, No climatic finish or memorable scenes, just an average good job with a few slow points

5/10

Not too recent, Max Payne

Terrible movie! As a fan of the video game, I must say it was possible the worst movie of the year! Worst part is, they actually got the right actor for the role, but with dismall acting, no catchy lines to match with the movie, not enough smart-cop, film-noir or narrration in Max's low, drawl voice, it just didn't do justice to the game... And with bullet-time which was either painfully slow, pointless or without any more effect than some 3d bullets and slow-mo effect, it really didn't quite capture

And with an actress that looked and dressed like something out of a B-movie, more guns than plot, no character-development, a terrible twist on the orignal excellent game plot, A 60-something year old BB, and Ludacris as Detective whathisface, I feel the movie did what Resident Evil the movies did for Resident Evil the game, turned it on its head and broke its neck... Only thing I could appreciate was the Valkyr twist, although that was not well described to give it its full effect either

And of all recent games, this was the one I was looking to as a movie :-(

2/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 08-12-2009, 12:12:12
Haven't had a 'ride' like this since Jumanji!

Seriously.. -1rep
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Zoologic on 08-12-2009, 13:12:32
As a fan of Transformers series back from childhood, i must say, the second one (Rise of the Fallen) is closer to most of the episode plot of the G-1 cartoon back then. A lot of plot holes, scenes jump from here to there without clear cohesion, and convenient plot devices inserted at random. Eventually the good guys win, period. But you got all the characters you love and you'll like it anyway. However, i must say, the first one is better as a movie than the second, which serves better for old-time die hard fans.

Entertainment-wise, the first Transformers movie is better IMO, it has more coherent plot, more believable storyline, more in-depth character introduction, anything that makes the movie more suitable for wider audience than the second.

Movies based on game  >:(

God i hate these kind of movies... almost every of them suck big time. Why do they ever want to make a movie from a silly button-mashing fighting games such as Street Fighters or Tekken? Try to make money from its die-hard fans? Just make sure it stays faithful and contains mind-friendly story, unlike The Legend of Chun-li. Oh not to mention Dead or Alive... that thing, if not because of the chics, would be very boring.
Resident evil is not bad at first IMO, but it gets lame pretty soon. Max Payne is a good try, but it doesn't live up to its big name as they made in gaming community. And one of the worst is Hitman... a promising title, a Hollywood friendly and convert-able game story line, but they make the agent 47 talk too much, too yappy, too happy, and too enthusiastic (he smiles OMG! Something you don't see in game).
I usually avoid game-based movies, and vice versa. Except for maybe, Star Wars games.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Biiviz on 08-12-2009, 13:12:27
Haven't had a 'ride' like this since Jumanji!

Seriously.. -1rep

Ooh! First minus rep anyone has had the balls to post yet. Way to step up von.small. ;D


/edit: I agree on the game-to-movie thing ZooMotorpool. Especially Max Payne. I mean the whole focus in the game is on the STORY, how the hell could they mess that up? Granted, the ones who've played the game would already know how it ends, but they could still have done better imo. >:(

And as far as Hitman goes... double sword fight between different hitmen? Letting people who've seen his face and know his identity live? Falling in love? Showing emotions? Being an orphan!? What the hell happened here?

The Doom movie was okay I guess. Doom never really was deep anyway. FFS in Doom 1 you could see the butthole of the brown monsters when they were dead. :) Cheap action was the whole point of the game.

Never saw the Far Cry movie, although I hear it's pretty bad with the exception of the main character, Til Schweiger, who I happed to like as well. He usually shows up in WW2 movies with the focus on the Germans IIRC.

There's also a Postal movie that I might've considered watching... until I saw it was directed by Uwe Boll. The worst director ever.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 08-12-2009, 19:12:14
@ Von.small,

He-ey! That was so many years ago... Sure it wouildn't have the same effect now, but it was cool and fast-paced at the time for me...

About video game-movies

I'm sure I'd get a -ve rep for this, but I actually like Mortal Kombat, the first movie for a sec... Until I grew up and realized what a b-movie was

Usually, these movies forget the fact that following the dresscode of the game characters doesn't mean all sense of believable costumes goes out the window...

Heck, Comic-based movies are taking it up a notch, why the hell can't games...? I think plot-developers of such movies don't even bother to understand the game they are making

For instance,
Resident Evil has ALWAYS been about the survivors, not the zombies... its not a fricking zombie flick
Max Payne, its a Film-Noir, he's a modern adaptation of Bogart
Street Fighter, I wont even go there
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 08-12-2009, 21:12:28
Most wtf in game - movie ports...

(http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/845/56804284.gif)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: [130.Pz]I.Kluge on 08-12-2009, 21:12:17
Most wtf in game - movie ports...

(http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/845/56804284.gif)

LuL Wut?
(http://cardboardmonocle.com/blog/fxsuits/goomba.jpg)
^Who the hell was this guys supposed to be?
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 08-12-2009, 23:12:49
Are you serious... Dennis Hopper acted in Mario?!!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 09-12-2009, 07:12:29
Sure thing he played the badguy. :)
NostalgiaCritic had a nice review of Mario Bros. once. ^^
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 10-12-2009, 10:12:40
I'm so dissapointed in him - Even when I was kid, I was told it was a flop - First time I heard the word, I think

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Biiviz on 11-12-2009, 02:12:06
Just saw Rob Zombie's Halloween II. It was terrible. I was about to turn it off at least 3 times during the course of the movie and after watching through the whole thing (which was painful) I kinda wanted to kill myself just to remove the memory of ever watching that steaming pile of...
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Desertfox on 11-12-2009, 03:12:03
Haven't had a 'ride' like this since Jumanji!

Seriously.. -1rep
I liked Jumanji....
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Paasky on 11-12-2009, 04:12:52
I liked the Jumanji cartoon they showed weekday mornings. Good way to start a school skipping day.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Desertfox on 11-12-2009, 04:12:25
I liked the Jumanji cartoon they showed weekday mornings. Good way to start a school skipping day.
You are not the most positive role model
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 12-12-2009, 23:12:53
Doctor Zhivago
- Goddamn! Goddamn! Goddamn!

I'm such a sucker for grand epic's

9 out of 10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 13-12-2009, 01:12:08
Tali Ihantala 1944        Extremely good. Only fighting/war/strategy. No drama or love, not even a women at all
                                in the movie. Im not really sure why i dont give it 10. Maybe its kinda too little personal
                                or something. It dont really take you down in the trenches in the same way BoB do, for
                                example. But dont misunderstand me, its an awesome movie in all ways. Has to be seen
          9,5 / 10
                             
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Invincible on 13-12-2009, 15:12:26
paranormal activity

It is not really my type of movie. But with the sounds really hard when you home alone, Its kind of scary.
The fact you don't really see anything makes it Kind of disturbing.
To make things even more scary is that my brother came home halfway the movie and started knocking on the windows like a madman.

I'l give it a 6/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 14-12-2009, 10:12:54
2012 anyone

for me, 1 6.5/10

Sure it had all the bells and whistles, but it missed depth for alot of stuff... kinda how I'd rate war of the words, it got so huge, it could'nt control itself...

some unfinished plot lines, some characters didn't have their proper just deserts, some scenes of ya-right... just another movie you can watch and enjoy for the moment, but wonder what it added to your life

Some how ID4, had a much bigger effect on my long-term momory than this one...
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Josh094 on 14-12-2009, 17:12:48
2012, hmm yes. Great CGI. Major plot holes, like Yellow stone (or what ever it was) errupting would effectivly cause a nuclear winter and blot out the sun... for month, years leading to the death or most living things..
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Zoologic on 15-12-2009, 05:12:33
And the most trivial things: An-225... made in Ukraine, not Russia  ;D
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 16-12-2009, 19:12:00
2012
- If this movie was a porn star it would be able to suck a G43 through the smallest garden hose ever made.

It sucks that much.

4 out of 10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 16-12-2009, 19:12:17
If it sucks so much, from where does whopping 4 out of 10 come from?  ;D
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 16-12-2009, 19:12:26
Well, anything below 4 is just different volumes of "Don't watch!"
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: 69rat on 17-12-2009, 04:12:13
Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
Easily comparable to Snatch, probably even better. A masterpiece by Guy Ritchie. Everything, from the pictures, to the music, to the fantastic one-liners.
One of my all time favourite movies

"If the milk turns out to be sour, I'm not the kind of pussy to drink it"

10/10


The Football Factory
Fantastic depiction of the book with the same name. Danny Dyers is PERFECT as the cockney chelsea football fan. It really feels like "this is for real".
Depsite the title, there is never any football in the film (other than glimpses of a junior team playing)
It is a bit short, which is one of the downsides with it. However, if it were any longer I feel that it might just be repeating itself.

8/10

i love locked'and snatch. guy made another film called "rocknrolla". not as good IMO but definatelly worth a watch .
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Zoologic on 17-12-2009, 05:12:14
I agree, Snatch is fantastic. Those were the days when Jason Statham still rocked.

The plot is a combination of many stories, but easily fits together without the other being stupid.

Anyway my rating for 2012 goes the same as for Independence Day, it is typical Roland Emmerich's movie.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tolga<3 on 17-12-2009, 05:12:50
^^ LOVE SNATCH :O


muahah, Jason Statham is Turkish lololol....


And Brad Pitt does a Pikey's role PERFECTLY!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 17-12-2009, 13:12:04
Avatar

6/10

A good movie,
the scenario is already known from the beginning, so no great surprise.
A + is the 3d which add some nice effect on the landscape screen and slow motion camera scene. Unfortunately, the film has still stupid 2d camera focus so 3d render of elements are blurred : it totally kills the 3d sensation.

It's nice but nothing special.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 19-12-2009, 17:12:54
The taking of Pelham 123
- Travolta as a badass. Denzel as a nerdy desk jockey. Mostly boring, dull and typical.

5 out of 10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Desertfox on 19-12-2009, 17:12:33

Star Trek

- Good Movie, great rebirth of an sci-fi American staple
- Nice effects
- Didn't like that it went away from original story, and the villain didn't have the greatest motive

8/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Zoologic on 19-12-2009, 17:12:35
Planet 51 (2009 movie) on local cinema
by Jorge Blanco and other 2 guys (A Spaniard movie)
starring (voices) Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Jessica Biel, Justin Long, Gary Oldman, and others

A reversed plot of typical alien movie where the human space explorer now become the "alien" (literary). It is complete with all of the 50's hysteria and paranoia over alien stuff. The most expensive movie made in Spain. It promised too much i say.
When you saw 3D animation movie, you expect good jokes and something that makes a good laugh. But this movie is pretty plain in that department. Using too much cultural references as the source of a joke (some are good, some are done badly).
Oh, and if you have kids, this movie is good, because it keeps them from asking why and why repeatedly as the film is quite bland and pretty self-explanatory.

I give it a modest 4.5/10, i'm kind because this movie, unlike other good animation movie like Wall-E, doesn't make the kids go noisy.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 19-12-2009, 18:12:17

Star Trek

- Good Movie, great rebirth of an sci-fi American staple
- Nice effects
- Didn't like that it went away from original story, and the villain didn't have the greatest motive

8/10

Hell yeah, I'm with you on the rating. Gods knows I have always hated Star Trek but damn this movie was fine!

Live long and prosper
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 20-12-2009, 00:12:17
Lawrence of Arabia
- Another David Lean epic this weekend. At the moment, I gotta say i preferred Doctor Zhivago. But, both of them are indeed great epic's with amazing stories and actors.

Peter O'Toole is amazing as T.E. Lawrence and Omar Sharif just as awesome as in Doctor Zhivago.

 
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Josh094 on 20-12-2009, 00:12:36
Drag me to Hell

0/10

LMFAO.

I thought it was a joke.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Capten_C on 20-12-2009, 01:12:04
Ultraviolet. Some blood disease and vampires and OTT special effects, total crap. But I watched it all the way through, Mila Jovovich is in it   ;)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 20-12-2009, 04:12:33
Avatar.  It was cool.

8.5/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: [130.Pz]I.Kluge on 20-12-2009, 04:12:50
Avatar.  It was cool.
8.5/10

Really? the story seems to epic to win...might as well check it out then.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 20-12-2009, 04:12:08
Are you saying it is good or bad?  Because I though it was sweet.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: [130.Pz]I.Kluge on 20-12-2009, 05:12:26
Are you saying it is good or bad?  Because I though it was sweet.

I haven't seen it, 'might as well check it out'...
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 20-12-2009, 16:12:04
The Searchers
- Classic western with John Wayne. One of the better ones. Very typical early Hollywood western but without being too corny.

6 out of 10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 20-12-2009, 16:12:45
Watched Che's both parts and damn gotta say they were damn good movies, especially the first one, but the second didnt leave me cold either. Was very nice watching a movie spoken in spanish rather than in the same old english. Benicio Del Toro did an impressive performance as Ernesto Guevara.
 
8/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 20-12-2009, 18:12:57
Oh, snap!

I've totally forgotten about those two movies. Will watch'em for sure in a near future.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: :| Hi on 20-12-2009, 19:12:14
What 2 movies? The only Che movie I've heard of is The Motor Cycle diaries
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 20-12-2009, 20:12:23
Che: Part One (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0892255/)

&

Che: Part Two (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0374569/)

Viva la Cuba!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 21-12-2009, 16:12:37
Zombieland

Now i hate zombie movies that tend to be a dime a dozen these days - And mostly almost-B movies

But I loved the humour in this one - 1001 ways to kill zombies... Storyline was thin, but it was quite the ride

Brings out the teenager in anyone who sees it, IMO.. kinda like Transformers 2... And this one was wittier with the dialogue - Most original part was the section with Bill Murray... Dark, but funny as heck - Characters you can actually appreciate... Especially both fellas - Gals were a bit 'chick-dramaish'

7.5/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 21-12-2009, 19:12:44
I didn't like Zombieland that much but the Bill Murray part was pretty sweet
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Biiviz on 21-12-2009, 19:12:52
I didn't like Zombieland that much but the Bill Murray part was pretty sweet

Pretty funny, yes, but also the least realistic part of the movie. Who the fuck dresses up like a zombie and tries to scare a guy with a shotgun in his lap?


/edit: Least realistic if you disregard the whole zombie apocalypse thing :P
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 21-12-2009, 19:12:30
Watched Che's both parts and damn gotta say they were damn good movies, especially the first one, but the second didnt leave me cold either. Was very nice watching a movie spoken in spanish rather than in the same old english. Benicio Del Toro did an impressive performance as Ernesto Guevara.
 
8/10
Thanks, I doubted if they would be worth watching. But I will now.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Thorondor123 on 22-12-2009, 02:12:43
Avatar.

Best film of 2009.
And many other years to be honest.


4,5/5 (2D version. Going to see the 3D version in near future.)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Biiviz on 22-12-2009, 03:12:21
I thought it was a chick flick? Perhaps because the only people I know that have seen it are chicks.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 22-12-2009, 04:12:35
From the looks of it, I would rate avatar 0,5/5. i think it looks really really bad.

But then again, I have't seen it, i have no idea about the plot whatsoever.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Thorondor123 on 22-12-2009, 12:12:49
"Dances with Wolves" in sci-fi setting, can't go wrong with that. :p

And Ted, WTH are you ranting about?
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 22-12-2009, 12:12:32
Avatar.

Best film of 2009.
And many other years to be honest.


4,5/5 (2D version. Going to see the 3D version in near future.)
Damn furries!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Thorondor123 on 22-12-2009, 12:12:52
Avatar.

Best film of 2009.
And many other years to be honest.


4,5/5 (2D version. Going to see the 3D version in near future.)
Damn furries!

FYI, I'm a spy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_CrENyQi0E
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: SJonni on 22-12-2009, 14:12:09
Avatar, 9/10.

Great effects and an "ok" story. Although it was rather predictable what was going to happen.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 22-12-2009, 18:12:09
It was a bit long, and I needed to pee the whole time.  But it still had a kind of "epic" feeling to it, like Lord of the Rings does, (though I wouldn't say it was that epic).  It was still cool.  3d is weird. I would say just see it yourself, Ted, I thought it would be mediocre, but I did get kinda engrossed.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 22-12-2009, 20:12:59
I hope youre wrong. I would be surprised if i think Avatar is good. The animations look kinda bad too imo. But 3D sounds cool.  Blue elf-like creatures ...  bleh. 
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 22-12-2009, 21:12:25
Why would you want to dislike something?
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 22-12-2009, 21:12:02
I dont know  :-\  Well its good to dislike a movie before you see it , then you have a lower standard and its more likely you like the movie when you first see it. I dont want to dislike it, i simply just dont think its good. Hopefully im wrong  :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Zoologic on 23-12-2009, 06:12:03
I think it promised too much. As the world's most expensive film ever, it delivers far below expectations. However, still fare better than GI Joe (the previous record breaker), which is utterly disappointing.

Although, cinema/story-wise Transformers is bad, but visually it is stunning. Not the case with Avatar. There is huge lack of creativity amongst Hollywood designers in creating alien creatures. Not to mention all aliens we see are mostly humanoid like, but the greatest depiction of an "alien" perhaps is on the movie "Alien" itself.

Alien (1979) on TV airings
by Ridley Scott
Starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, etc

I think most of you have seen this already. This movie is scary in its true definition. There are a lot of common objects that lacks of common description that humans fear, ghosts, monsters, aliens, but this gonna shift your fear towards the aliens. Its plot is pretty generic for most of outer space science fiction today. Set in the future as always, one of human spaceship is stranded in a planet and they found something there, another spaceship that is full of unknown, and the unknown is the source of the trouble. And there the thrill begins. The alien is so full of malicious that you would not expect a good happy-ending plot with them nor would there any magical "human-alien" relationship with such creatures that is designed to be sooo fearsome.

I gave it decent 7.5/10, this movie is just good. Ridley Scott makes his name in this genre, it thrills me.


Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 23-12-2009, 12:12:08
Alien is awesome. Maybe the best horror-thriller ever made. Its not much of a "plot" , but its pure. Spiced with the "evil" company and its orders , a cyborg that goes bad and stuff, its basically about surviving against this murderous creature , alone, billions of miles in the deepest space. A great setting, kinda like the 2nd part of 2001 A space odyssey. It also describe the mood in the ship very good. I also like how it starts quiet and everything is a routine, and then the trouble appears, and in the end people just run around panicked in an inferno of smoke and alarms (without making it James Bond-ish), desperately fighting for survival against a horror of an unknown specie. I know many disagree, but for me Alien is a piece of art.
    I cant find anything to complain about and think i would give it :                             10/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Invincible on 23-12-2009, 12:12:37
Avatar 

First 3d film for me in years.. I never seen something so sharp and breathtaking.
For the movie, I like the details, storyline is ok, and the effects are pure awesome.

9/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Josh094 on 23-12-2009, 13:12:57
Avatar

9.9/10

Only because nothing can be perfect.

Amazing CGI. You honestly forget that you are watching computer generated characters!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 23-12-2009, 13:12:40
Nah... some movies have to get 10, even if theyre not completely perfect  :)   It seems Avatar have to be pretty good indeed, so many good scores
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Josh094 on 23-12-2009, 19:12:40
It is EPIC
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 23-12-2009, 19:12:27
...it's still a dances with wolves ripoff (only with aliens)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: :| Hi on 23-12-2009, 19:12:16
The hunt for Red October

(http://1416andcounting.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/hunt_for_red_october_ver2.jpg)


Marko Ramius (Sean Connery) is captain of the Soviet ballistic missile submarine Red October, which features caterpillar drive--a revolutionary silent propulsion system that renders the boat virtually undetectable. At the start of the film, Ramius takes the boat out to sea for exercises with the submarine V.K. Konovalov, commanded by Captain Tupolev (Stellan Skarsgård), a former student of Ramius.

Once underway, Ramius murders political officer Ivan Putin (Peter Firth), the one man aboard not under his command and the only man aboard besides himself who knows the sub's official orders. Ramius then burns the original orders and informs the crew that their mission is to conduct nuclear missile drills off America's east coast. The USS Dallas, an American submarine on patrol nearby, detects Red October but loses contact once Ramius engages the silent drive.

The next morning, CIA analyst Jack Ryan (Alec Baldwin) briefs several senior U.S. government officials on the departure of Red October and the threat it poses. In the briefing, Ryan learns that the Soviet Navy has deployed the bulk of its Atlantic fleet to find and sink Red October. The officials in the briefing fear that Ramius may be planning an unauthorized first strike against the U.S., but Ryan suggests that Ramius plans to defect. Ryan is sent out into the North Atlantic with a brief opportunity to prove his theory before the U.S. Navy will be ordered to sink Red October.

While under way, Red October's caterpillar drive suddenly fails, and sabotage is suspected. No longer silent, the sub comes under attack by Soviet forces and begins a series of risky maneuvers through undersea canyons. Meanwhile, Petty Officer Jones (Courtney B. Vance), a sonar analyst aboard Dallas, reconstructs Red October's path and plots an intercept course. Ryan learns of his findings and arranges a hazardous mid-ocean rendezvous to get aboard Dallas, where he convinces the sub's Captain, Bart Mancuso (Scott Glenn) to attempt communication with Ramius through morse code in order to determine his true intentions.




I found The hunt for Red October to be a wonderful film and take my time to watch it at least once every year. The storyline is different from that of the usual Cold war themes (007 and whatnot) so you can expect a few surprises. I would give this movie a 9/10 , plus it has sean connery!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Desertfox on 23-12-2009, 20:12:05
I LOVE THAT MOVIE! The book was better though ;)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: :| Hi on 23-12-2009, 20:12:23
I've only seen the movie  :P
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: hslan.GN_Angrybeaver on 25-12-2009, 13:12:25
where the wild things are

9/10


wtwta was one of my favorite books in my childhood,as i heard it would come to the cinema
i freaked out,weeeee.
its difinitely not a movie for small kids,but a movie for a bit infantile grown-ups!
many people were disappointed,cause they anticipated a focking disney pixar movie...some warm words for you:go to hell with your fricking "cute speaking animals bullshit"

anyways,its not like that the movie has a massive plot.the book has just arround 20 pages...but
its soooo well done.
+the camera is awesome
+the landscape is awesome
+the characters are awesome
+the soundtrack is awesome
+the atmosphere is awesome
+wakes up childhood memories

-ending was changed a bit,cuz waner bros thought it was too dark


one of the best movies of the year

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rhfywi5Y8TM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rhfywi5Y8TM)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 25-12-2009, 13:12:45
Donald Ducks Christmas
A big mix of different Disney shorts, shown on Swedish Television every Christmas.

Good acting and stories but a bit "Same old, same old" after being aired for the 68th Christmas in a row
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Zoologic on 25-12-2009, 16:12:31
Finally i seen Avatar (2009) by James Cameron
Starring Sam Worthington, Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver, and so on.

I can only say a few things about this. Just see it for yourself. And no, you will not be disappointed. It is full of eye candy, the latest technology and all that James Cameron movie you expect for. But that's just all. It is amazing, however delivers slightly below what promised as the most expensive movie ever IMO.

I give it a nice 8 out of 10. This is below of some other movies. Aside being sooo typical in stories, it does deliver something else to make it "very nice".
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 25-12-2009, 16:12:31
From what I've heard about Avatar from reliable sources that share the same opinions and taste like myself, the movie could be summed up in this picture:

(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/2939/avatarffuu.jpg)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Zoologic on 25-12-2009, 17:12:34
Dunno about your taste. But to me, Star Wars Episode I fares far below my expectations. The marketing is gigantic in proportion, i saw it in every subway station and burger wrappers. But it just sucks.

Although Avatar also fall below expectations, it is definitely better than SW Ep I. Which i would rate 6.5.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 27-12-2009, 12:12:37
Avatar

To be honest, I was a bit apprehensive since most reviewers said it was over-hyped...
But truth is, its a PERFECT movie. From watching movies like Apocalypto, I realize that not all good movies need to unpredictable... Sometimes the predictablilty actually gives it a sense of safety. Its all about storytelling and scripting

I believe it's a perfect end to this decade, with a theme strongly focused on the two big things of the past 10 years, The war in Iraq and Climate change (More accurately, man's responsibility to defend the earth he lives in). The latter being a lot more subtle

The tribe seems to represent the human in perfect equilibrium with nature, hence a need for very humanoid aliens with low tech weapons in perfect harmony with their planet, in clear contrast to District 9 required very non-human looking aliens with superior tech and a lost planet - Pretty much from the same school of thought.  

I personally, see it equivalent to Gladiator in putting together all the technolgies of the past 10 years and making a stunning, and yet strong, although straight-foward storyline. A good tribute to the decade, I think, by a director whose talent does not diminish in the least in this movie

The characters too are well done, the hero, although an archetype, is not stereotypical, with an ability to learn and yet remain courageous, the scientist-nature-lover also has a hard side to her classic form and the general is fricking Major Chip Hazzard, white hair, die-hard and all... Who can hate em!!

It also says something to the people of America regarding the native Americans - ALOT actually with very close resemblance between the natives of the planet and native Americans....

There was enough special effects in combat, camera glides and eye-candy, but enough to propel the plot rather than derail it, and unlike Final Fantasy, the Spirits within, the plot and conveyance of the story would appeal to anyone from 12 to 50, and the characters have a sense of humor this time around...

Hate me for saying it, minus rep if you would but Avatar, 2 thumbs up:  9.5/10



Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 27-12-2009, 13:12:53
Rescue Dawn
- Seeing this movie and the documentary "Little Dieter needs to fly" again is sweet.
Great movie and also the documentary is amazing. Dieter Dengler grows up in the end of World War II Germany and dreams of flying fighter planes. After turning 18 he goes to America and joins the air force. And in 1965 he and his A1 Skyraider is shotdown above Laos in the early days of the Vietnam War.

Amazing story and amazing person.

The Essence of Cool
- A great documentary about Steve McQueen. From his early days at the youth home in Indiana to his glory days as a notorious playboy till the very end in 1980.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 27-12-2009, 14:12:33
Eugene from Eugene... that guy should go for an Oscar!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 27-12-2009, 15:12:02
Ah, yes. All the prisoners did a great job. And especially the Eugene guy, and look at his body! How anybody can still act and being so pale and thin is beyond me...

Anyhow:

Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the ring (Extended version)
- Always been my favorite in the LOTR trilogy. But the first time around seeing the extended version of this. Liked it very much, some years have passed since the release of this movie which is noticeable a few times when the bluescreen is working overtime...

Anyhow, still a great movie. And I love the extended bits. Especially the Boromir parts, shines a new light on the character.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 27-12-2009, 16:12:31
Eugene from Eugene was also Uphalm. Tithothy.E from SPR :-)

That guy's got talent - Pitty I don't see more of em

@ Rawhide
Actually, amazing, was flipping through my movies and stumbled across LotR trilogy: EXTENDED and was just perusing the action sequences... Should get the time to watch em all again... Great movie that - Were it at the end of this decade rather than the begining, few would have much to complain about - They sure did the effects good.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 27-12-2009, 16:12:15
I still think that Return of the King is the greatest film of all time.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 27-12-2009, 16:12:00
I still think that Return of the King is the greatest film of all time.

...no. Assembly is.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 27-12-2009, 16:12:13
I found LOTR boring like what. I have the trilogy on DVD and one weekend I dedicated myself to watch them. I learned that if I would pause the movie to go to a toilet or get something to bite so I wouldnt miss a thing, I'd come back and continue watching, I wouldnt see anything interesting. But if I didnt pause it while going away for a mere minute, then all hell would break loose. Epic battles and interesting events, but the moment I sit down again, it would become boring again.

That movie is against me. :(
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 27-12-2009, 17:12:56
You probably belong to that school of thought who believe all three movies were about people walking - LOL

I personally thought The Fellowship was the best. The two towers was a cool action sequence and had the most for humour with Gimle and the elf... but that's really what it was... A fight scene

Return of the king wasn't bad but it dra-AAAAgged. It could have ended 15 or so minutes before it did.

Fellowship had the best narration, best build, best flow and quite epic fight scenes. And it was more reasonable with its sfx
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 27-12-2009, 17:12:56
You probably belong to that school of thought who believe all three movies were about people walking - LOL

There was something else to it? Apart from obvious fighting scenes and Elijah Wood looking all "D:" most of the time.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Turkletoon on 27-12-2009, 17:12:44
I still think that Return of the King is the greatest film of all time.

...no. Assembly is.

You got that right. That one together with Brotherhood, the best war films ever made.
Downfall is nice too
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 27-12-2009, 17:12:52
I still think that Return of the King is the greatest film of all time.

...no. Assembly is.

You got that right. That one together with Brotherhood, the best war films ever made.
Downfall is nice too

gran torino
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Zoologic on 27-12-2009, 17:12:24
LOTR is good, but just good. I couldn't find why the people like it soo much. Being a fan of the cartoon during my childhood, i think the current LOTR is a totally watered down and being an "unintelligent" version of the original story (which many novel-based movie did). The dialogues in the cartoon itself was said to be simplified a lot from the original novel.

You see a lot of dialogues are clearly emasculated in the movie, losing its epic-ness essence. Just try to connect the story with the typical current-day generally smartass, self-serving, self-righteous, Aussie-like tall poppy syndrome audiences. The critics somehow missed this.

I put the film in the same category with Michael Bay's Pearl Harbor and Transformers. Except LOTR is much much more better. The similarity is that, although the fights, actions, on all movies are epic, they did destroy some part of the movie, like the story in both Bay's movie and in LOTR's case, the dialogues between the characters. But the story of that movie is still good. My favorite would be the Fellowship of the Ring (the first installment), since it is the most understandable for me.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Turkletoon on 27-12-2009, 18:12:53
gran torino
That one is good too, even though I think some of  the young actors could have been better. But Clint Eastwood has always been a favorite of mine. Especially when directed by Sergio Leone
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 27-12-2009, 18:12:15
LOTR is good, but just good. I couldn't find why the people like it soo much. Being a fan of the cartoon during my childhood, i think the current LOTR is a totally watered down and being an "unintelligent" version of the original story (which many novel-based movie did). The dialogues in the cartoon itself was said to be simplified a lot from the original novel.

You see a lot of dialogues are clearly emasculated in the movie, losing its epic-ness essence. Just try to connect the story with the typical current-day generally smartass, self-serving, self-righteous, Aussie-like tall poppy syndrome audiences. The critics somehow missed this.

I put the film in the same category with Michael Bay's Pearl Harbor and Transformers. Except LOTR is much much more better. The similarity is that, although the fights, actions, on all movies are epic, they did destroy some part of the movie, like the story in both Bay's movie and in LOTR's case, the dialogues between the characters. But the story of that movie is still good. My favorite would be the Fellowship of the Ring (the first installment), since it is the most understandable for me.

LoTR is one of the few films which I think was better than the book, not that Tolkien's writing were bad, I just think the films executed it better.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 27-12-2009, 20:12:50
It was a tough book to make in a movie while still doing justice to it... And I thought the dialogue was actually well done.. they could have speaking almost like today's English

Hey, what are you saying about Michael Bay... Why do people hate Pearl Harbor so much, I loved that movie... Ok, wait a minute, don't -ve rep me! *Runs away*
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: :| Hi on 27-12-2009, 20:12:13
I actually thought pearl harbor was ok  >:( Some people just didnt like it, perhaps its an acquired taste? The plot wasnt super great but it was still entertaining
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Biiviz on 27-12-2009, 20:12:43
Why do people hate Pearl Harbor so much, I loved that movie

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Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: [130.Pz]I.Kluge on 27-12-2009, 21:12:09
Transformerbays.

Both movies  were horrible in my view.



Quote from: Spoilerz
At least the 80s had balls to kill Optimus in the first minutes of the movie and had a way cooler plot that didn't revolved around the 'humorous' mishaps of two teens. Devastator ain't got shit on Unicron.   
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: :| Hi on 27-12-2009, 21:12:09
Unicron fucks all things up  >:( , Hes like a walking talking deathstar
(http://blogs.amctv.com/scifi-scanner/Unicron1.jpg)


Nobodies got shit on him

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Venous on 27-12-2009, 23:12:28
Avatar

10/10

Fucking amazing.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 27-12-2009, 23:12:33
The Hunt for Red October 10/10
(http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/6507/schtuff.gif)
(i made that myschelf)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: THeTA0123 on 27-12-2009, 23:12:45
Not a imagine can pwn that!


a video can

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mdHWcY3LEU
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 27-12-2009, 23:12:26
wrong thread
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 28-12-2009, 05:12:14
Leon
Watching it right now, about halfway through it. But seen it before.

What can I say, this has to be one of my favourite films of all time.
First of all, Jean Reno does his role as Leon amazingly. There is no other word than amazing. And Natalie Portman is definitely the best child-actor/actress I've ever seen, though I've only seen her (as a child) in this film.
The film manages to portray "The Professional" perfectly, with all his daily routines and everything.
Of course it may seem a bit cliché, the whole story with a little cute kid changing a mans life. But this is better than anything in that genre I've seen.
Now when I see it, I also recognize the symbolism between Leon and his plant. he says "the plant is like me, no roots" and Matilda answers "you should plant it out in the wild so it can grow roots if you love it so much. But you should really water me instead if you want me to grow". (I was too young to realize the symbolism when I was younger).


Anyway...

10/10, no doubt. this is in total the 3rd time I'm watching it, but there is no doubt I will watch it many many times more. It always really moves me, one of the few films that really makes me sentimental.



Edit: didn't notice until now, but I'm now a full member! yay
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Moose on 28-12-2009, 06:12:40
Avatar 9/10

It didn't have the best acting. Or the best story. Or the best writing. But they are were all pretty good. And the movie was just downright fucking Epic. No other words. Blew my face off at the theater. And the way Cameron does exposition fits perfectly. He explains how this whole new world works without stopping the movie to do so. It is definitley a must see.



Side note: Ted, Leon is such a great movie :). Gary oldman is a great villian too
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Zoologic on 28-12-2009, 07:12:52
Hey, what are you saying about Michael Bay... Why do people hate Pearl Harbor so much, I loved that movie... Ok, wait a minute, don't -ve rep me! *Runs away*

It was like many other bad movies that promised something but delivers something else.

They were saying "Pearl Harbor", i was expecting an epic historical drama with typical Hollywood-added love romance. But no, it should be "Hawaii love triangle" instead of "Pearl Harbor". Sure the action part is epic with glitches here and there (using late-war Zeroes, late war P-40s, and you can even see modern US Destroyers and Frigates there).

I like Leon too, i somehow loved Luc Besson's work. Although the story is shallow, i am really entertained when watching Leon.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 28-12-2009, 07:12:46
Gary Oldman did the best unhinged fellow before The Dark Knight showed up on the scene in that movie, that's for sure...

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Desertfox on 28-12-2009, 07:12:16
Mars Attacks

- I absolutely love this movie, I have watched it several times and laugh every time.
- 9/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Ts4EVER on 28-12-2009, 12:12:49
Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull

This movie received a lot of hate, but I found it not worse than the other IJ movies: a mindless rollercoaster ride from one ridiculous scene to another. People complained about the "Aliens" but srsly, are they weirder than the Jewish face melting ghosts from film 1 or the century old knight from the Last Crusade?
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 28-12-2009, 13:12:17
What it did lack though, was a sense of 'lesson learned'. I mean this was made how many years after the orignials, you'd think it will bring the plot a tad up to speed with time.

Sure, indy has never been about Underlying meaning, but it seemed more for fans of Indiana Jones than as a means of letting anyone appreciate the sheer adventure of it all

Aliens actually made sense considering the 50s and the Reds were most probable 'bad-guys', but they lacked character. You tend to get a sense of the Nazis in the Last Crusade as well as the Raiders of the Lost Ark, but besides their accent, This one didn't build on them at all, no archetypes, nothing... The one character that was well developed was the kid, and that's as much because the actor is charismatic in his performance

The natives didn't play as big a role as they should have and the aliens could have been brought in with more suspense than the 5 minutes they lasted in it. And certainly some of the scenes, epsecially the Tarzan were a bit too far-fetched... But otherwise, it at least kicks Temple of Doom's ass, unless they release a version without that obnoxious Chinese kid!

For me, 6/10.. Nothing new to report, Not even a theme for the Reds to match that of the Nazis in the previous ones.


I think they should have done one with him in WW2 first, rather than battle over egos... this is a sad conclusion to such an iconic character - At least it beats the Terminator franchise, which is still killing itself as we speak
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: :| Hi on 28-12-2009, 19:12:44
I thought it was a bit retarded how during he car chase the kid does everthing from swinging on a vine to successfully beating somebody in a sword fight  for the first time  >:(
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Desertfox on 28-12-2009, 20:12:00
I thought it was a bit retarded how during he car chase the kid does everthing from swinging on a vine to successfully beating somebody in a sword fight  for the first time  >:(
Well, he has been in a fight before, and most children sword fight at the age of 3 atleast once
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 28-12-2009, 20:12:00
Crystal skull should never have been made. i was called the last crusade for a reason. and shia lebouf?? SHIA LEBOUF?! WHAT THE F*CK
0/10
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4KatBMOLRs

lighten the mood after that:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhJQp-q1Y1s&feature=rec-fresh+div-r-5-HM
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: K.Nassau on 29-12-2009, 02:12:25
City of God. BEST movie I have seen in a long time. It has it all women, guns, drugs and a great personal storyline. I seriously recommend it to everyone. Its a Brazilian movie and got even ranked 16th best movie of all time on IMDb.
9/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: [130.Pz]I.Kluge on 29-12-2009, 19:12:14
Avatar

?/10

It wasn't a bad movie or even average, but not sure what to give it...
Sure its flashy and the actions scenes were awesome, but "Dances with smurf" describes it.
There a few plot holes here and there, but the pace helps; not in the awkward scenes though.
I just couldn't get into it....

Irked at the fact that James is gonna make two sequels if this one does really well. (Which it has)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Torenico on 30-12-2009, 08:12:31
City of God. BEST movie I have seen in a long time. It has it all women, guns, drugs and a great personal storyline. I seriously recommend it to everyone. Its a Brazilian movie and got even ranked 16th best movie of all time on IMDb.
9/10

City of God is amazing man, best Story Line. Also, i thikn it was based on real life.. yeah i know the Favelas and that, but i think Lil Ze existed or something..
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 31-12-2009, 12:12:22
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
- The original version of this movie was the weakest one IMO. But the extended version really kicks up into the same class as the first and the third movie. Mainly because it's just not some randomly added scenes here and there but also some additional scenes that gives some characters more time and meaning to their actions. There was some of that in the extended version of the first movie but it's a little bit more of that and that is just awesome.

A great movie, some minor flaws. Legolas one-liners are sometime a bit misplaced and Gimli is a comical sidekick in every scene he's in.

Already longing to see the last part in the extended form.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 31-12-2009, 17:12:56
The Great Escape
- My New Years Eve continues in the mark of movies. This time, a classic Steve McQueen movie. One thing that I loved with this movie is that it really takes the time to tell the story, it's a long movie but still it never gets dull. It takes the time to tell the story of the prisoners trying to get their way out of the camp and also tells the story of the aftermath.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 01-01-2010, 14:01:11
Von Ryan's Express
- Watched a documentary about Frank Sinatra a few nights ago and this movie popped up and I remember Von Small talking about it earlier. Typical 60's Hollywood war movie. The intro and the finale was indeed great but everything in between that was pretty dull I must say.

Loved the introducing scene of Sinatra's character.

6 out of 10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 01-01-2010, 15:01:05
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Watched it tonight when I came home after new years celebration. So I wasn't THAT focused and didn't watch the whole thing.
But a really great movie, most of all I love all the songs, Danny Elfman is a genious. I actually sang all the songs while watching the film.

8/10 I think I'd give it.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 03-01-2010, 05:01:44
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

Very Racist Film, though very funny, ridiculous...Yeah, I liked it, though some parts i really didn't want to see (ex: Naked hotel fighting scene) which is why I watched the Edited-for-tv version.

eh...6.5/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 03-01-2010, 05:01:32
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

Very Racist Film, though very funny, ridiculous...Yeah, I liked it, though some parts i really didn't want to see (ex: Naked hotel fighting scene) which is why I watched the Edited-for-tv version.

eh...6.5/10
"pussy" :)
It's funny!

"very racist", that's the purpose.
Of course much is scripted, but still, a lot is not and it's hilarious.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 03-01-2010, 05:01:55
Kazakhstan reviewer praised it for being 'ridiculous and anti-american' paraphrasing
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Moose on 03-01-2010, 05:01:51
Edited for tv? haha. You probably missed 3/4 of the movie. Racist? Sascha Baron Cohen is Jewish....he was exploring the underlying racism in the US. I enjoy it a lot.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 03-01-2010, 05:01:46
me too, i just really didn't enjoy seeing sacha and that other dude wrestling naked in a hotel. i would have rated higher if it weren't for that
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Zoologic on 03-01-2010, 08:01:52
All i see from Borat is comedic sarcasm at issues like you said above: racism. Other than that i see that on homophobic, patriotism (remember when he sang the anthem?), and forgot the rest.

It is hilariously funny. I must see "Bruno". "I want to be the next famous Austrian after Adolf Hitler!", too right mate.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Moose on 03-01-2010, 09:01:59
Naked wrestling is part of the comedic shock value. They both got arrested for that I believe.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Ts4EVER on 03-01-2010, 20:01:58
Just saw Avatar. A movie about the evils of corporatism, made with enough money to feed Africa through the next decade.
Other than that it was great entertainment, made with ground breaking technology. Luckily it used it more like the original Star Wars to create fascinating and interesting worlds and not like Transformers, whcih used it to make a lot of noise and to fast cuts to see who his beating who atm.
I would have wished for the movie to be less "clear cut" in portraying the moral choice the hero makes. The natives were just too perfect and human to be believable.
Also: Am I the only one who is creeped out by him fucking a freaking ALIEN? I mean for christs sake that is not much better than screwing an ape, sure their intelligent but... yuck.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Thorondor123 on 03-01-2010, 20:01:02
Xenophobe, boo!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Ts4EVER on 03-01-2010, 20:01:15
lol
Reminds me of Terry Pratchett: Specisist! Vitalist!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Thorondor123 on 03-01-2010, 21:01:25
I'm serious, you'll hang for that!

Additionally, I watched The Life of Brian few days ago. Maybe not as good as The Holy Grail but still one of the best comedy films ever created. Graham Chapman as Brian was absolutely brilliant, as always.

4/5
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 03-01-2010, 21:01:38
I'm serious, you'll hang for that!

Additionally, I watched The Life of Brian few days ago. Maybe not as good as The Holy Grail but still one of the best comedy films ever created. Graham Chapman as Brian was absolutely brilliant, as always.

4/5

my parents are philistines. they both fell asleep during it. they didn't find it funny at all.


norway has no sense of humor
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 03-01-2010, 21:01:37
Was in a Chaplin mood so..

Modern Times 9/10

Such a classic, genius movie  ;D Everything is there, sad parts, funny parts, happy parts. Genius 'stunts' by Chaplin, must see!

The Great Dictator 7/10

I wanted to see this one because it was anti-Hitler and I must say that Charles quite got a view on how life would be in the occupation, ofcourse the serious parts are deep to seek. Not as super comedic like most of his movies but worth a watch, well out thought story. The World War 1 intro is a genius part, I wont spoil the story  :P

I'm serious, you'll hang for that!

Additionally, I watched The Life of Brian few days ago. Maybe not as good as The Holy Grail but still one of the best comedy films ever created. Graham Chapman as Brian was absolutely brilliant, as always.

4/5
What? Not as good as the Holy Grail?
Sorry dear sir but Life of Brian is a way better movie then the Holy Grail. It actually has a story, which the Holy Grail doesn't really have. If you are looking for sketches, yes then it's the holy grail but for a movie then Brian is much, much better.


I'm personally not that charmed by Avatar, looks like a Furries movie if hes fucking an alien :-\
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: :| Hi on 03-01-2010, 21:01:38
Im not going to bother seeing avatar. :|


Saving Private Ryan, watched it last night/this morning. DONT KILL ME  >:(
Even if it is historically inaccurate it still was a good movie, I always like the beach landings. 4.5/5 for being a good movie.

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: :| Hi on 05-01-2010, 07:01:13
The Matrix and sequels.

10/10

Don't like it, then kill yourself.

but in all honesty they were great movies
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 05-01-2010, 09:01:22
Matrix 1 - For me the only one that exists 8/10
Matrix 2 - Nice effects... Storyline gets carried away 6/10
Matrix 3 - Going, going, gone.... 2/10... Like Terminator 2, the Matrix shoulld have ended when it was still ahead - I begun to hate the characters from Neo, to Trinity to Morpheus

Life of Brian - SOME funny bits, buts its kinda embarrasing to watch tbh... they try too hard in some places. Haven't seen the Holy Grail in over 15 years so not sure... Still recall the killer-rabbit though

Gotta love Monty Python




Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: :| Hi on 05-01-2010, 09:01:59
"You may call me Tim...the Enchanter"  ::)


Of course, The rabbit made me crack up. The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch was even funnier
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 05-01-2010, 15:01:02
Matrix 1 :         5/10
Matrix 2 :         1/10
Matrix 3 :         0/10       
                                          Sorry to be that critical to the film you like, but the Matrix trilogy is the worst waste of money ive ever seen. The story is just a mess of unrealistic action and bad ideas, everything with the excuse that the matrix can be bended. Its also a complete copy of Johnny Mnemonic,  Akira and Ghost in the Shell. Aswell as much from Terminator. Theyve even stolen the intro to Ghost in the Shell, aswell as many scenes are directly copied.
    The "war" against the machines is ridiculous. Both the humans and machines use meaningless stupid "tactics". But they dont really care either, before the final fight of humankind the humans just party instead of preparing. But i guess they knew it was no point fighting, since they have built combat-robots the driver hang outside so anyone can kill him with a simple hand gun. But the machines dont really attack either, they just fly around in weird patterns, so the humans have good time to kill everyone before they finally attack.
    The main persons i also hate. They think more about beeing cool in shiny leather outfits, than having real camuflage. Their haircuts are way to cool. I even dislike their names,  Cypher, Neo, Trinity...   bleh.
    The main idea is stupid aswell. To tap electrical power from living creatures must be the least effective way of getting energy. And if you first decide to use living creatures, the electrical eel would be alot better, or at least just cows or some simple minded creatures who dont need a huge brain-matrix to be pacified, and have more body mass and electricity too.
    Thankfully its ages since i saw it, orelse i could fill up page after page of stupid scenes if i remembered them.

    On the other hand, Life of Brian is awesome. I would give it ... hmm... 8/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 05-01-2010, 16:01:17
Transformers 2 watched it last night...  8/10

I acctually lulz'd, seriously, I lulz'd at the screen when that kid tasered himself, it seemed like one of those bits of footage that happened by accident but they kept it in.  lulz.

Story was, meh, I do like references though and the film has lots of small ones, and not just references to Transformers the cartoon of yore, some sinister ones, like bumble bee using a tekken finishing move (Bruce Lee character, hold arms and knee to the chest).  Optimus Prime steals the show despite only being in half of it, he's the ever wise monomyth that many of us remember from childhood. There are numerous references to 9/11 which should be overlooked.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 05-01-2010, 16:01:37
One person that agrees with me...

Loved that one - With a light plot like that, you can't really go wrong with making a sequal like they did - Its not better, neccesarily, but it gets cooler

And for us who grew up on such cartoons, it certainly does us proud
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Moose on 05-01-2010, 16:01:48
Both transformer movies: 0/10.

The sheer awfulness that is the film making for those movies is evident. gross.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Capten_C on 05-01-2010, 17:01:44
Matrix 1 :         5/10
Matrix 2 :         1/10
Matrix 3 :         0/10       
                                          Sorry to be that critical to the film you like, but the Matrix trilogy is the worst waste of money ive ever seen. The story is just a mess of unrealistic action and bad ideas, everything with the excuse that ...........0

I certainly thought it was a load of codswallop when I saw the first one, soon as that Trinity jumped up the wall to evade the police I thought "ach shaite what's this bull!" and turned it off.

But when I gathered that the story was about Gnostism I lent the 3 from a mates collection and watched them again. I was reading about Gnosticm at the time and yeah, the films were a lot more understandable and enjoyable when I knew what the story's were mirroring.

http://atheism.about.com/library/FAQs/religion/blrel_matrix_gnos.htm

 
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 05-01-2010, 17:01:54
I was then a Christian, when I watched The Matrix and I sort of gathered that.... Actually created a good analogy at the time, but a leacturer of mine some years later, an atheist, used it for the exact opposite reasons.. to demonstrate exiting the constraints of belief and the status quo it creates... I don't think a stupid movie can have that effect

And like movies such as Avatar, Gladiator and the Lord of the Ring, everything is well-timed to emphasize the metaphor or deeper lesson

Can't hate such movies... They actually add to me - Matrix just did it with action and the concept of Destiny versus Choice... And I bow to the plot designer for being able to marry the two.. Although, I now think Keanu Reeves was a shite choice... for any lead character after 1996
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 05-01-2010, 17:01:29
Now I almost want to start a shiny new flame proof thread for anyone who dare utter "I was a Christian". Implying you had a fall from grace? A loss of faith?

I was born as Catholic, adopted as a child and baptised as Church of England (Christian) regardless of the imposing values of my peers I have always seen the universe as a cycle, filled with incomprehensible  circumstantial events which could not have occurred out without intervention, and not necessarily from a 'loving god', but intervention through curiosity perhaps.  Never the less I am without faith in higher powers, yet I feel some sense of loss because I do not wish the precious gift of my own life to be limited to simply 'one life'.

Anyway, Babe 2 pig in the City 7/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 05-01-2010, 17:01:55
Never watched Babe 2, a have a phobia of sequels, especially for movies I felt could have ended as a happy single and not another franchise - But like I said, haven't seen it, can't judge it

'Was a Chrsitian' isn't my saying fall from grace, just a change of perspective - I found my lecturer's point of view ironic since I only appreciated it once I was no longer a Chrsitian - '

Its not something [anyone] can tell you, you have to see it for yourself'... Funny how that can fit both ways :-)

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 05-01-2010, 18:01:02

And for us who grew up on such cartoons, it certainly does us proud

Maybe, that they made the movies in the first place. Ive only seen Transformers 1, and there i was alittle disappointed that they have changed the characters too much. But i guess it was no way around, since it also have to sell to the nowadays kids. It would have been alittle stupid if they were cars from the 80's, but i still think its changed too much.


 Talking more about Matrix i would say the comparing to gnostism sounds wrong. I have very little clue about gnostism, but i read the link from Captain_C, and i think it sounds like a coincident. Alot of movies would be gnostic then imo. From that description it also sounds like scientology imo. Or like any other movie about a supernatural hero saving people from entrapment. I think Neo seems strongly influenced by Tetsou (?) from Akira, except hes good and not evil. He do many of the exactly same things in the exact same scenes. Its many paralells to gnostism i guess, aswell as other religions. But i really doubt it was deliberate from the makers. Even if it is, it wont change my opinion. Maybe it would if i was a gnostic. People easely see paralells to their ideas in everything. I just deny to accept that the makers of Matrix had any deeper meaning behind it. Without knowing much about gnostism, i think the rest of the movie is so simple and commercial, to have any room for more profound ideas, regardless of what they should be. Once i remember i read one who claimed Alien was an antifeminist movie filled with sexual symbols, like alien itself was a phallus symbol and similar stuff. Insane :P  (the last example i said for fun, the matrix/gnostic - idea is alot more reasonable than this of course  :) )

 
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 10-01-2010, 15:01:55
Rio Bravo
- The duo consisting of John Wayne and Dean Martin is just plain awesome
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Schultz on 10-01-2010, 15:01:05
I saw Phantasm 1-4 last night. I cant realy review the movies. because my english is not good enough to explain all. but what i can say is, that these movies are good old fashioned horror movies. with creepy ambience, excellent music and interesting characters, especially the tall man ;) i like the old classic horror movies.

10/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 11-01-2010, 03:01:35
All Quiet on the Western Front, 1979 version.

Epic, Thoughtful, Depressing.  Three things that make a great film.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 11-01-2010, 04:01:20
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7300946306109319965&ei=JuxDS6OMCo70qAOfoKjkDg&q=all+quiet+on+the+western+front#
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 11-01-2010, 04:01:46
Errr... what?  If you're attempting to point out the older version, yes, I've seen that too.  I prefer the newer version.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: :| Hi on 11-01-2010, 04:01:56
Rio Bravo
- The duo consisting of John Wayne and Dean Martin is just plain awesome

Great movie
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 11-01-2010, 13:01:19
seen 2 films last 2 nights, both went on tv. Seen them both countless times though.

Pulp Fiction
Do I need to say anything, great film. Tarantino does manage to bind together all stories in a quite exciting way. Though this time I did notice several similarities with his previous Reservoir Dogs.
Nevertheless, great film.

8.5/10

Platoon (or The Platoon?)
The famous vietnam film about Chris Taylor and his platoon. I'm sure you all know it so I won't bother explaining anything about it. This is one of my favourite war-films ever I think.

9/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 11-01-2010, 13:01:09
Inglorious Basterds
------------------

WTF, Tarrantino has lost it.  Yeah there is a story in there somewhere but it's the same as Kill Bill, a tale of meandering revenge.  Fucking sort it out, perhaps pull your head out your fucking arse you over-rated pretencious fuck.

3/10.  And that is only because Christoph Waltz plays Hanz Landa as such a good character.  All others FAIL!>
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 11-01-2010, 13:01:00
I felt the same way after I came out of the cinema, von small.

But after have seen it on dvd a few months later I gotta say it's getting better then my first reaction.'

But still, ye. Tarantino's weakest link if you look at the four previous hits (Reservoir/Pulp/Jackie/KB).

Waltz was the fucking bomb though.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Zoologic on 11-01-2010, 14:01:29
WTF? It was supposed to be a cheap ass movie with half-hearted production quality.

If only those self-righteous critics weren't giving it standing applause during the film festival, it wouldn't be shown in cinemas all around the world.

Compare that to those sooo expensive movies like GI Joe: Rise of The Cobra and Avatar.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 11-01-2010, 16:01:40
Watched Sorcerer again a few days ago

Great adventure and an amazing soundtrack thanks to Tangerine Dream

For example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ_KXK3eNdI

Movie and soundtrack, both two forgotten classics.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Zoologic on 14-01-2010, 18:01:25
Did You Hear About The Morgans? (2010)

by Marc Lawrence, Starring Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker

It is below the line movie, which is pretty mediocre. However, quite comfortable subject to watch. It is about a typical troubled successful couple in big cities having "real trouble" with their life. So to seek for safety the government send them to pioneer's land (Wyoming), where they learn to solve their problem the "real" way.

Review for the masses:
Romantic comedy as usual. Other than that, jokes are lame if you expect big LOLs, but okay if you are into that kind of thing (romantic comedy). The story is so typical and guessable. Kinda cheap entertainment, yet so expensive because of the actor and actress.

Review for FH guys:
This is American rightist-friendly subject, conservative & religious, tough but happy life condition, gun freedom, little modern touch but not completely ignorant, something Jumjum, Oddball, Lainier would love to be a cast on it. It basically teaches those radical PETA and ignorant liberals, how to appreciate to be real American and their forgotten rights. When you watched it, you'll see, that the conservative guys are the ones who really protect and support the liberals by being conservative, and teach them some real values that they often overlooked.

I kinda love the way they portray this, until they brought certain political party to the drama joke (i think, none of Republican and Democrats are true conservatives or liberals, they are just hungry for power, and not defending their ideas).
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mspfc Doc DuFresne on 15-01-2010, 05:01:41
Kinda preachy then?
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: G.Drew on 15-01-2010, 13:01:36
Avatar   4/10

Good Graphics, but otherwise its Dances with Smurfs.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Zoologic on 15-01-2010, 15:01:59
Kinda preachy then?

In witty way.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 16-01-2010, 03:01:53
Schindler's List

Finished watching it an hour ago.
I guess you have all seen it. Incredible touching film, seen it before though (yes I like rewatching films). I love how it's all building up, how Schindler has planned everything from the beginning (in the end "give them the cigarettes we got, which was mentioned in the beginning).
I really like Liam Neeson, and this is without a doubt his best part. When they give him a ring in the end and he reads what it says and they say "It's hebrew.. it's from the toran and means 'He who saves one life saves the whole world'". When he hears that he gets silent and then starts to nervously fiddle with the ring and drops it. At that moment, when he dropped it, a tear ran down my cheek :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Eat Uranium on 16-01-2010, 19:01:48
A Fistful of Dollars

I think that this was generally a good film.  The music was very good and fitted the scenes well.  Lots of shooting, but also a well thought out plot.

The film that made Clint Eastwood.  The man with no name was made for Clint.

7/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: :| Hi on 16-01-2010, 19:01:21
Btw A fistful of Dollars is on youtube officially along with the sequel For a Few more Dollars :0
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Thorondor123 on 16-01-2010, 20:01:59
How about the third (and the best) part of the trilogy?
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Eat Uranium on 16-01-2010, 20:01:30
Its up but I think its missing a part (the battle at the bridge).

I will got onto those two film soon.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 16-01-2010, 20:01:32
Its hard to say whose best, its all brilliant movies. The best movie music aswell.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Schneider on 16-01-2010, 23:01:17
Schindler's List

Finished watching it an hour ago.
I guess you have all seen it. Incredible touching film, seen it before though (yes I like rewatching films). I love how it's all building up, how Schindler has planned everything from the beginning (in the end "give them the cigarettes we got, which was mentioned in the beginning).
I really like Liam Neeson, and this is without a doubt his best part. When they give him a ring in the end and he reads what it says and they say "It's hebrew.. it's from the toran and means 'He who saves one life saves the whole world'". When he hears that he gets silent and then starts to nervously fiddle with the ring and drops it. At that moment, when he dropped it, a tear ran down my cheek :)

If you like movie of that setting/ambiente, you might give "Ein Lied von Liebe und Tod" / "Gloomy Sunday") a try. Quite nice of a film, I thought.

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mspfc Doc DuFresne on 16-01-2010, 23:01:24
A fistful of dollars (http://www.youtube.com/user/riolyCinema#g/c/D16BFB8CE867F3B6)

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (http://www.youtube.com/user/riolyCinema#g/c/F7500A1FD07F13DF)

Once upon a time in the west (http://www.youtube.com/user/riolyCinema#g/c/330D7F925152C3C1)

For a few dollars more (http://www.youtube.com/user/riolyCinema#g/c/F4D09212B95C7238)

My goodness these were hard to find.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 17-01-2010, 19:01:05
The Hurt Locker
 Two American soldiers in Iraq with less then a month left before they rotate back home gets a new NCO who's there to help them disarm IED's. And a story regarding the question if the new NCO is out for kicks when it comes to disarming the IED's or if he's out to kill them before they rotate back...

Had some moments here and there during the two hours it went on but still, an overall weak movie.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 17-01-2010, 20:01:49
The Hurt Locker
 Two American soldiers in Iraq with less then a month left before they rotate back home gets a new NCO who's there to help them disarm IED's. And a story regarding the question if the new NCO is out for kicks when it comes to disarming the IED's or if he's out to kill them before they rotate back...

Had some moments here and there during the two hours it went on but still, an overall weak movie.
Really?  I just read a review in the NY times and it said it was a spectacular film.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 17-01-2010, 20:01:58
Yeah, it insist upon itself
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Oddball on 17-01-2010, 21:01:46
I happened to like the Hurt Locker, I mean not a 10/10... but it was good.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mspfc Doc DuFresne on 17-01-2010, 21:01:46
Gods and Generals 8/10

The action was a bit chopped up, not too consistent, and the movies sometimes came across as the life and times of stonewall jackson + supporting characters, but the action was good and the battle scenes were impressive and the acting was high quality.

Gettysburg 9/10

I can't really fault it, the acting was less impressive than in Gods and Generals (I though Robert E Lee was less impressive, and Chamberlain was different), but the battle scenes were tense, inspiring, and awesome and all the characters fit together really well. A bit lengthy at 4 hours.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: THeTA0123 on 18-01-2010, 19:01:45
Sherlock Holmes

a well deserved 8.5/10. Great acting, good humor + action. Well reancted London in the industrial age.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Laffey on 18-01-2010, 20:01:06
The Road
This movie is about a father and his son trying to live whilst in a post apocalyptic world and avoiding cannibals. The movie is creepy in some parts which im not going to say because of spoiler and tense in others. The charachters are in depth and  the presentation of the scenery is good. You really get a sense of the enviroment.
    Probably the most scariest thing about the movie is that it can actually happen unlike 2012 or any hollywood movie. Obviously the actors are not skeleton like skinny because that would be against human rights but the person who played the father did look as though he lost a lot of weight and he played very well.

Overall i give this movie 9.5/10 since i couldnt really find any major faults with it except the scene where the father and son (spoiler alert) saw a woman and her son being chased by cannibals and the woman looked as though she had just come from a shopping mall even her clothes looked quite cleen.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 26-01-2010, 22:01:16
Stand by me
 
  Can't remember the last time I saw this movie, I just had some small memories of it.

Anyhow, great movie. It's just under 90 minutes long, still it takes the time to tell a good story and does it well. A great movie about coming of age and also about friendship.

So young actors and still such a good movie. Really liked it, thought it would rape my memory totally, a nice "re-watch"
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Thorondor123 on 26-01-2010, 22:01:06
A Fish Called Wanda.

John Cleese, Michael Palin, Jamie Lee Curtis and a small tropical fish... Can't go wrong with these.
Definitely not "Monty Pythony", but the parts with Palin are quite silly indeed.
In a nutshell: Very enjoyable comedy film with great actors.

4/5

Stand by me
 

Oh yes. Awesome film. Well worth of 4/5 points.
River Phoenix - R.I.P. :/
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Die Happy on 27-01-2010, 11:01:33
I just watched the new sherlok holmes
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0988045/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0988045/)

i was pleasantly surprised by the movie.
The action was good, the characters were played very well (although i must admit i really like Robert Downy Jr. cant wait for Iron Man II)
The role of holmes is somewhat different than other adaptation, less sophisticated and more rough and "insane" which i really liked.
specially the fighting scenes were done very well and i didnt expect any of those to be in the movie in the first place.
"

The story was fine but leaves you with a semi cliffhanger in the end which screams for a second part.
all in all a nice popcorn flick with not that much depth but still a good movie and worth the 2 hours of your live if you watch it.
7/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 31-01-2010, 11:01:52
So, I was watching the Iron Man 2 trailer and it hit me. The trailer was so good that I got a great urge for seeing the the first movie again which I liked a lot when it came.

And I still like it, Robert Downey Jr as Stark, the industrialist playboy being kidnapped and then creating this golem of destruction and all that.

Can't wait for part two.

Trailer can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siQgD9qOhRs&hd=1
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 31-01-2010, 19:01:41
Avatar 3D

So I did it at last. I did go to watch Avatar 3D. I said that "I wouldn't go through any trouble to see it". I did now though.
What can I say, it lived up the expectations I had; "boring and meaningless". I got that from just having watched the trailer, everyone said "you can't judge it by the trailer! you got to watch it!". Well I did. I didn't change my mind, only confirmed my suspicions.

I seriously do not understand what's with all the hype this movie has gotten. Nor do I understand how it could have cost as much money as it did. It was very good looking I give Cameron that, but not beyond "good looking". It looked like an average modern computer-animated movie (of course, among the top of the line, but still not that extra-ordinary).

It wasn't good at all.
in whole, as a movie, it was "okay". a really mediocre film. I can't say that it was a bad movie, it wasn't. But neither was it a good movie.
I sat through the enitre thing not being affected a single bit. I just sat there still watching it, eyelids half closed with an un-interested look upon my face.

When the movie was done, I just shrug my shoulders and said "meh".

Story: Pocahontas

Look at this: http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/epic-fail-avatar-plot-fail.jpg


The 3D was pretty good though. Though I did sit far in the back (which did not make it that impressive) it looked good and more "alive". Much more depth in the screen. But it did not feel THAT good either. You only really noticed it when something was put in the extreme foreground of the screen.



2/10

DANCES WITH SMURFS
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Desertfox on 31-01-2010, 20:01:31
http://gawker.com/5445676/the-avatar-navi-sex-scene-revealed

If only they'd put the sex in :P :D
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 31-01-2010, 20:01:14
http://gawker.com/5445676/the-avatar-navi-sex-scene-revealed

If only they'd put the sex in :P :D
Haha yeah that would have been hilarious to watch :P

Easy for them to rape eachother, just walk up to someone behind their back, then take your pony-tail and put into theirs.


I didn't like that pony-tail thingy either. felt creepy/disgusting.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Desertfox on 31-01-2010, 20:01:26

I didn't like that pony-tail thingy either. felt creepy/disgusting.

Felt? ??? :o
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 31-01-2010, 21:01:47
Burn After Reading

Holy shit, watched this one last night, genius movie by the Coen brothers.

Movie portrays how a generic CIA/action movie would turn out in real life, great confusing story.

Good comedy, certainly worth the watch! 8/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 31-01-2010, 21:01:54
I don't know, Fuchs. I have always loved the Coen Brothers work. From Blood Simple to No country for old men to Big Lebowski to Hudsucker Proxy.

But I don't know about Burn after reading, never really liked it. Brad Pitt had some moments and John Malkovich had as well some good stuff but other then that... No :_(
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 31-01-2010, 22:01:06
It's very different from their usual work. Matter of taste I think, I personally loved it. Only 'aw, shame' moment was when Clooney shot Pitt. I just started to like his moron-role.  :P
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mspfc Doc DuFresne on 31-01-2010, 23:01:18
Avatar 3D

...Blah Blah Blah Ted sayin stuff...

2/10

DANCES WITH SMURFS

So if you though it was incredibly meh, neither extremely good nor extremely bad, why 2/10? I would have thought 5/10 would be more appropriate for a mediocre film.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 04-02-2010, 12:02:35
Avatar 3D

...Blah Blah Blah Ted sayin stuff...

2/10

DANCES WITH SMURFS

So if you though it was incredibly meh, neither extremely good nor extremely bad, why 2/10? I would have thought 5/10 would be more appropriate for a mediocre film.


Got to see it last night, I don't get why there's such a "meh" internet sensation about this film, almost like it's cool to just say "meh" and carry on.  Why is it "meh".

I thought the storyline was American History regurgitated, yes, weak - predictable storyline, right down to the point where I even recognised that a fuck scene was coming up 5 mins before it happened because of the typical melodramatic music score.

But "meh"... Avatar is worth a million more points than "meh".  I think what you might be missing here is the underlying social message.  Avatar teaches children/ teenagers far more about human nature and the need to "go-green" than any political message or money-centric Hollywood actor crying crocodile tears asking for your help could ever hope to achieve.  Imagine yourself as a young impressionable kid once again, not some emotionally dumbed internet stalker, - taking the message on board that humans are by nature greedy, warmongering vengeful sons of bitches, is the one thing that I would want my child to get stuck in it's head. It's time to change all that, put down our guns and start with the peace.


After I watched Avatar I was not just fucking blown away by how visually amazing this film is, and if you disagree with that, what films have you been watching? Because clearly I am behind the time with my films... The CGI is not 100% perfect no, but it's just way out there, it's raised the bar for other CGI heavy films.

I give it a sweet 9/10  if you watched it without the 3D glasses you pissed money down the drain, it has to be seen in 3D to make the most of it.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Stefan on 04-02-2010, 13:02:07
CGI version of Pocahontas
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 04-02-2010, 13:02:06
CGI version of Pocahontas

With such a political forum signature, a little more than quoting another thread title as a response would be nice.  I'm not sticking up of Avatar no, no, no... I'm trying to fight against internet ignorance, even though rules of the internet state "your carefully written and reasonable argument haz been ignored for the lulz" - you should be able to come up with something more than "meh" or "Pocahontas redux" even for the lulz...

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Thorondor123 on 04-02-2010, 13:02:28
But it's so "cool" to diss successful films!

And by Pocahontas, do you mean the 1995 Disney film? I don't really remember that film, but if it's so like Avatar, I bet it's a Disney version* of 'Dances with wolves' since that's the film I find to be most like Avatar...

*Disney's Pocahontas is only vaguely based on the real story of Matoaka anyway :p
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Moose on 04-02-2010, 14:02:05
The story line resembles Pocohantas yes....but who gives a fuck? It's not really about original story. The movie has mind blowing effects and takes film making to a new level. That's what James Cameron does.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Zoologic on 04-02-2010, 14:02:03
CGI version of Pocahontas

With such a political forum signature, a little more than quoting another thread title as a response would be nice.  I'm not sticking up of Avatar no, no, no... I'm trying to fight against internet ignorance, even though rules of the internet state "your carefully written and reasonable argument haz been ignored for the lulz" - you should be able to come up with something more than "meh" or "Pocahontas redux" even for the lulz...

^ What he said.

Plus, why the hell trying so hard to be unique by deliberately making counter-paradigm silly opinions?

Let's say, if i say "WW2 America suxx ass..." then I become internet culture phenomenon. So, having an opinion like "Tiger Tank suxx ass" works in German-biased FH2 community.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 04-02-2010, 16:02:56
The story line resembles Pocohantas yes....but who gives a fuck? It's not really about original story. The movie has mind blowing effects and takes film making to a new level. That's what James Cameron does.
Thing is that Cameron sort of believes he made those stories up while it's obviously not made up by him. If his stories where original and he wasn't such an douche I would like his work.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 04-02-2010, 16:02:18
I expected the worst, but was actually quite contempt watching the entire movie. The effects made me watch it and I got loads of them. The story was a bit what I had expected, but the message (even if it was given quite bluntly) came across well.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 04-02-2010, 16:02:09
Avatar 3D

...Blah Blah Blah Ted sayin stuff...

2/10

DANCES WITH SMURFS

So if you though it was incredibly meh, neither extremely good nor extremely bad, why 2/10? I would have thought 5/10 would be more appropriate for a mediocre film.
I could tell it was a "good" film. But not for me, I found it boring and stereotypical.
The hype played in with my grading of it.


Avatar 3D

...Blah Blah Blah Ted sayin stuff...

2/10

DANCES WITH SMURFS

So if you though it was incredibly meh, neither extremely good nor extremely bad, why 2/10? I would have thought 5/10 would be more appropriate for a mediocre film.


Got to see it last night, I don't get why there's such a "meh" internet sensation about this film, almost like it's cool to just say "meh" and carry on.  Why is it "meh".

I thought the storyline was American History regurgitated, yes, weak - predictable storyline, right down to the point where I even recognised that a fuck scene was coming up 5 mins before it happened because of the typical melodramatic music score.

But "meh"... Avatar is worth a million more points than "meh".  I think what you might be missing here is the underlying social message.  Avatar teaches children/ teenagers far more about human nature and the need to "go-green" than any political message or money-centric Hollywood actor crying crocodile tears asking for your help could ever hope to achieve.  Imagine yourself as a young impressionable kid once again, not some emotionally dumbed internet stalker, - taking the message on board that humans are by nature greedy, warmongering vengeful sons of bitches, is the one thing that I would want my child to get stuck in it's head. It's time to change all that, put down our guns and start with the peace.


After I watched Avatar I was not just fucking blown away by how visually amazing this film is, and if you disagree with that, what films have you been watching? Because clearly I am behind the time with my films... The CGI is not 100% perfect no, but it's just way out there, it's raised the bar for other CGI heavy films.

I give it a sweet 9/10  if you watched it without the 3D glasses you pissed money down the drain, it has to be seen in 3D to make the most of it.
I learnt that when I was young, that humans are greedy, some movies had a part in it. It's a view on the world I stand by to this day, and I will never digress from it. Humans are greedy, I have no hope in mankind. This does play in with my following points. People think they are better, but they are not - hypocricy.

It kinda bugs me that it takes something like this for people to realize "the nature is valuable!". People, right after having seen avatar, act like "Oh we gotta take care of the earth! avatar really opened my eyes!". Trust me, there's so many people acting like that. I have no respect for anyone who needs an animated multi-billion-dollar movie to tell them that (hypocracy right there). I saw enough of this when Al Gore released "An inconvenient truth". Several people in my class had Al Gore as their new idol, acting as if he was jesus. And all of a sudden they were SO enviromentally aware "I use low-energy lightbulbs, I turn of the water when shampooing", oh yeah? what about that 500 $ gucci purse you just bought? or all those clothes you buy every weekend?
God damn hypocrites.

This is what angers me about it.

Back to the actual movie.

I know everyone says "it's not about the story!". No I realize that too, but at least give us SOME surprises. I found it really boring since never was in any say surprised. The visual effects was the only thing that kept me from not walking out from the theatre. And for all that hype, I did not even find the speical effects THAT amazing.



I suggest you watch this review in 2 parts:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJarz7BYnHA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLzKwTcGO_0&feature=channel

Just ignore the narrator's voice etc. and focus on the points he's making. I gotta agree on pretty much every single point he makes about the movie.

I simply do not get caught by action, fantasy-worlds and special effects, I need SOME story to keep me entertained.


Also, the when the robot in the end took out a big knife, I laughed. Seriously, wtf is this...


To quote the youtube-reviewer I mentioned, this is what I thought of the movie:

"well I didn't hate it. it had really impressive visual effects, neat techology and weapons and some good performances. It had its cool moments early on but towards the end it started to get like stupid. I don't think i've rolled my eyes that much."

"I just had a hard time getting past how manipulative and simple the story was"

The irony about avatar:
For all the money and time spent on making this movie in 3D, the story and the characters were still stuck in 1 Dimension."
Edit:
also, I really found the whole "blue people" thing (smurfs) simply silly...
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Zoologic on 04-02-2010, 17:02:27

It kinda bugs me that it takes something like this for people to realize "the nature is valuable!". People, right after having seen avatar, act like "Oh we gotta take care of the earth! avatar really opened my eyes!". Trust me, there's so many people acting like that. I have no respect for anyone who needs an animated multi-billion-dollar movie to tell them that (hypocracy right there). I saw enough of this when Al Gore released "An inconvenient truth". Several people in my class had Al Gore as their new idol, acting as if he was jesus. And all of a sudden they were SO enviromentally aware "I use low-energy lightbulbs, I turn of the water when shampooing", oh yeah? what about that 500 $ gucci purse you just bought? or all those clothes you buy every weekend?
God damn hypocrites.

This is what angers me about it.

That is so typical FH guys opinion. I am so expecting it from you. The same reason why we hate Call of Duty: Modern Warfares (because it introduces modern equipment to silly gamers, "oh i didn't know our military is using this sophisticated thing?"), Saving Private Ryan (introducing mainstreamers to WW2 awesomeness, "goodness! WW2 is full of epic-ness."), and many more.

We carefully select what we likes from the popular culture... like "Band of Brothers" series and "Red Orchestra" mod. It is just soo typical FH boys. I am one of them, so i agree with you. I hate U2 (although some of their musics are good), just because of the fanbase.

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I suggest you watch this review in 2 parts:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJarz7BYnHA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLzKwTcGO_0&feature=channel

Just ignore the narrator's voice etc. and focus on the points he's making. I gotta agree on pretty much every single point he makes about the movie.

I simply do not get caught by action, fantasy-worlds and special effects, I need SOME story to keep me entertained.

By that standard, any movie would suck. Seriously, what movie you just can't ruin? When i get out from '2012' and 'Transformers' theatre, i was thrilled... but it easily wears off when you open the internet and start reading mockery videos, bad comments from die-hard old timer fans of Transformers who thinks he knows better and just hate newbies basically. Like American Idol and other high-pressure talent shows, just give those suckers a chance to show their stuff. I bet most of them can't even do any better. At that time, perhaps only me would wonder why the hell with the so much negativity.

I for sure, will try to sound as honest as possible, even though it will sound either gay or sissy. I simply have no drive to be unique or anti-mainstreamers.

I think you just hate the degree of its success and acceptance by worldwide audience.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 04-02-2010, 18:02:25
It kinda bugs me that it takes something like this for people to realize "the nature is valuable!". People, right after having seen avatar, act like "Oh we gotta take care of the earth! avatar really opened my eyes!". Trust me, there's so many people acting like that. I have no respect for anyone who needs an animated multi-billion-dollar movie to tell them that (hypocracy right there). I saw enough of this when Al Gore released "An inconvenient truth". Several people in my class had Al Gore as their new idol, acting as if he was jesus. And all of a sudden they were SO enviromentally aware "I use low-energy lightbulbs, I turn of the water when shampooing", oh yeah? what about that 500 $ gucci purse you just bought? or all those clothes you buy every weekend?
God damn hypocrites.

Quite right, it's infuriating, it makes me angry that you have to hide a message thinly in a plot line for the stupidity of mankind to sit up and say "OMG, I totally get it now! I must recycle and shit!"  It's insulting.
But I do find any way that we can shake the belief into people to stop chopping down, churning up, raping the land in excess a useful message, however juvenile it is put across.
I just personally don't think that politicians are believable characters when telling us to go-green, at least not in the UK, on one hand they say "do your bit, recycle" on the other hand they spend taxpayers money on private helicopters house renovations, antique bookcases with a look of "pwnt" on their faces.

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also, I really found the whole "blue people" thing (smurfs) simply silly...

Man just tell me, you embraced for one second what it might be like to fuck a 12ft tall smurfette?  I must rid myself of this sin, but I need to know I am not alone.


Well this turned out to be a nice debate, and I don't want to drag people over coals, we're all friends here, appreciate you guys taking the time to respond even if we don't see eye to eye.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Eat Uranium on 04-02-2010, 18:02:32
Man just tell me, you embraced for one second what it might be like to fuck a 12ft tall smurfette?  I must rid myself of this sin, but I need to know I am not alone.
Imagining not necessary, this is the internet.  Rule 34 applies, just get out there and find it.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 04-02-2010, 19:02:17
Man just tell me, you embraced for one second what it might be like to fuck a 12ft tall smurfette?  I must rid myself of this sin, but I need to know I am not alone.
Imagining not necessary, this is the internet.  Rule 34 applies, just get out there and find it.

yup, I know  - if it exists there will be porn of it
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Moose on 04-02-2010, 21:02:54
You've got to come at avatar from a film perspective. The man has put so much of his life into this project, he waited to make it because he thought the computers 5 years ago couldn't do what he wanted them to. You also have to watch it for the sheer effort, how they did motion capture for it 3 years ago! James cameron is an ass of a guy, he makes people do so much for his movies, but that's why you watch them. Let's take the movie The Abyss, also by James Cameron. As a movie, it's alright, not great not awful. But the fact that in order to film it, James Cameron made the actors stay underwater for 12 hours a day to film it and they got so sick from it they said theyd never work with the man ever again. This is why you watch Avatar, for the sheer weight behind it. At least if you are a studier of film.....
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 06-02-2010, 13:02:35
Enemy at the Gates

 Hollywood and the battle of Stalingrad. Not the best combination, still entertaining. Jude Law as the protagonist sniper of the Soviet Army. Who becomes an icon and role model for the Soviet people thanks to the propaganda papers.

A good reason for the Wehrmacht to send in their top man. Played by no less then Badass Harris (his real name).

As I said, Hollywood and the battle of Stalingrad. Not less, not more.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Josh094 on 06-02-2010, 22:02:16
Enemy at the Gates

 Hollywood and the battle of Stalingrad. Not the best combination, still entertaining. Jude Law as the protagonist sniper of the Soviet Army. Who becomes an icon and role model for the Soviet people thanks to the propaganda papers.

A good reason for the Wehrmacht to send in their top man. Played by no less then Badass Harris (his real name).

As I said, Hollywood and the battle of Stalingrad. Not less, not more.

All based on a real story, the endings abit different to how it played out in reality though :P

Passchendaele

I'm really confused by this film. Not that its a complicated story line or anything, I just couldn't decide if I love it or Hate it :(
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 06-02-2010, 22:02:52
anyone seen Sherlock Holmes yet? heard really good things about it, and guy ritchie is amazing.

Thinking of watching it tonight.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Desertfox on 06-02-2010, 22:02:24
anyone seen Sherlock Holmes yet? heard really good things about it, and guy ritchie is amazing.

Thinking of watching it tonight.
my brother saw it, he said it was good, and well worth watching.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Ts4EVER on 07-02-2010, 00:02:51
Enemy at the Gates

 Hollywood and the battle of Stalingrad. Not the best combination, still entertaining. Jude Law as the protagonist sniper of the Soviet Army. Who becomes an icon and role model for the Soviet people thanks to the propaganda papers.

A good reason for the Wehrmacht to send in their top man. Played by no less then Badass Harris (his real name).

As I said, Hollywood and the battle of Stalingrad. Not less, not more.

I think the "action scenes" with their cat and mouse theme are quite unique in modern war movies and very entertaining.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Natty on 07-02-2010, 00:02:37
Sherlock Holmes.

A lot better than I imagined it to be... best Guy Ritchie movie since Snatch?

I expected it to be as crap as VAN HELSING or such, I enjoyed it ok... looks like they will make a sequal too (Im sure)
7/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mspfc Doc DuFresne on 07-02-2010, 08:02:59
Maverick 7.5/10

A fun, light hearted western with a great twist at the end. Not a great movie, but an entertaining one that will keep you smiling all the way through it.

Moon 8.5/10

Intense, good, entertaining. I wish they had focused more on the psychological aspect of it, but hey, you get what you get. Saw it with my parents, so I had to mark it up by 0.5 cause they invariably make the experience worse, and it'll be better for you guys. (for instance, asking me to explain things that were obvious plot mysteries, and then both of them staring at me questioningly for ten seconds when I didn't tell them the ending to a movie I had never seen before.)

The Hurt Locker 9/10

Extremely intense, though once again, I had to mark it up 0.5 because of my parents (characters explain why they are alone, 10 seconds later mom asks why nobody else is there with them, then proceeds to have conversation with dog)

I don't know what rawhide was smoking, I thought it was a great movie. Very refreshing to see a character based war movie, as opposed to plot based (or a character based movie in general).
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 07-02-2010, 09:02:41
Sherlock Holmes.
I expected it to be as crap as VAN HELSING or such, I enjoyed it ok... looks like they will make a sequal too (Im sure)
7/10

I'd give it a 8/10 as well. At least they stayed true ti Sherlock and his habits. (Big fan of the books here)
And a part 2 vs Prof. Moriaty just has to come! I love Robert Downey jr. (Ionman FTW) :D


Maverick 7.5/10
A fun, light hearted western with a great twist at the end. Not a great movie, but an entertaining one that will keep you smiling all the way through it.

One of my favourite poker movies. A tad old, but very entertaining. :)

Moon 8.5/10
Intense, good, entertaining. I wish they had focused more on the psychological aspect of it, but hey, you get what you get. Saw it with my parents, so I had to mark it up by 0.5 cause they invariably make the experience worse, and it'll be better for you guys. (for instance, asking me to explain things that were obvious plot mysteries, and then both of them staring at me questioningly for ten seconds when I didn't tell them the ending to a movie I had never seen before.)

Moon is an interesting movie and very depressing if you think about the main character's outset. I'd give it 8/10 as well.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 14-02-2010, 03:02:22
Team America - World Police
Has got to be the best satire I have ever seen. Matt Stone and Trey Park are just geniouses, such intelligent and well-thought satire (often disguised in not-so-sophisticated vocabulary). I love everything with this movie, from the great songs "America - Fuck Yeah!" and "What would you do?", to the sex scene, to Kim Jong Il.

The movie is made with so much humour, something as simple as the fact that the strings connected to the characters are clearly visible, as well as the focus on america (All places are described as "X miles from America". And it's pretty awesome when Kims "panthers" are sent in = 2 adorable pussycats.

I could ramble great bits from the movie for hours, so I will stop here.

Incredible satire, great humour.

10/10      (possible 9/10, could maybe have been a teeny bit longer)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 15-02-2010, 11:02:35
Oh, Ted. We do share many interests, TAWP is one of my favorite comedies, it's one of those movie I at least see one time per year.

Anyhow!

The thing called love
- Saw Stand by me as you might recall a few weeks ago and got recommended to see another film starring River Phoenix. When I saw that this movie was also directed by Peter Bogdanovic I could not resist.

It's about two pairs of young folks in Nashville, trying to make it into country music. Pretty sweet and soft, typical flick chick. But still OK. Nothing special.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Smiles on 15-02-2010, 13:02:48
A fist full of dollars was on last week. Man Clint Eastwood is the man:). First movie i enjoyed since 2 years, seen it before but it shuts down my brains.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: :| Hi on 16-02-2010, 06:02:52
A fistful of Dollars, For a few dollars more, and The Good, The Bad, and the ugly are all on youtube :O
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Yustax on 16-02-2010, 08:02:47
The Wolf Man.

It is a great attempt to bring those ol' good days of black and white movies of monsters; the movie from start to end was awesome as hell. Good effects, plenty of wolf ripping man and woman to shreads, of course expected ending and a nice twist at the end. I highly recommend it.

But it gets short in one thing; I dont know why, but for me the most badass werewolf in existence its the one in Van Helsing in the final battle between himself and Dracula, he looks mean and he is a walking nuclear weapon and its the kind of look I like in a werewolf; more wolf than man and actually a lot more bigger so I like that version more.

Still it is a great movie.

4/5
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mspfc Doc DuFresne on 16-02-2010, 09:02:48
Gigi

Yes I know it is a romance film, but I am a delicate butterfly with a heart of gold. Besides, it was pretty damn good, with actual characters who were interesting, an interesting setting, decent tension, emotion, good music, etc. I guess I have a soft spot for musicals, but I found it quite enjoyable. Not a sissy movie at all, good culture clash, coming of age elements. Character based, as any romance (if it can be called that) film must be.

Not really a romance film, come to think of that. Tough to say what its about. Kind of like I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell crossed with Stand By Me set in 1900 Paris

9/10

(Also, anytime the bell rings in Gigi's apartment, wait for 0.4s after the door is answered and then say, in a surprised exclamation, "Gaston!" You will be right almost all the time.)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 20-02-2010, 02:02:51
Oh, Ted. We do share many interests, TAWP is one of my favorite comedies, it's one of those movie I at least see one time per year.
Yeah me too :) I still have fond memories of watching it the first time in the 7th grade, "high" on energy drinks (you do what you can to get entoxicated:P).
"many interests", any more you have noticed, except FH? ;)



Just watched Rain Man. Actually the first time I saw the whole movie.
What can I say, I'll always be impressed by the amazing performance from Dustin Hoffman, one of the best acting-performances I've ever seen I think.

I don't know what to say, it's a great movie.

8/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 27-02-2010, 03:02:18
Casablanca
- Such a classic! Bogey as the cynical, bitter bar owner in Casablanca during the first half of World War 2.
So many classical quotes, scenes and actors.

- I stick my neck out for nobody
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 27-02-2010, 03:02:19
Here's looking at you, kid!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 27-02-2010, 09:02:15
Die Hard 1 to 4,0

Die Hard 1 - 8/10... Only thing preventing it from getting 9/10 was the 'surprise ending' AFTER they killed the bad guy

Die Hard 2 - 6.5/10... Alot of 'yer, rright' situations, the way he killed the airplane was unbelievable (the flame jumped) and the 'Yippik Kai Yay, mf' didn't quite fit right - I see this one as a lucky success to have allowed them to make sequels at all

Die Hard 3 - 8/10 Classic! Typical Eurpoean bad guys, black side-kick, but plot was good, and the 'sidekick' was not there simply for laughs and giggles... Its success was to stay true to DIe Hard 1's formular with a completely different setting - Classic buddy action and the bad guy should go into the top-ten of villians...

Die Hard 4.0 - 9/10... why not - Perfect use of the character's punchline and a perfect ending to the franchise with all of McClaine's traits showing their mettle after so many years, techno-phobia, European 'bad guys' (Loved the cameo of that french guy from B... something, for those who saw that one), radio communication, McClain's classic values and wisecrack, smart bad guy, hostage situation, killing enemy vehicles in low tech ways... HEY! It's Die Hard :-)

What I most love of the movies is the classic action of the '90s style it had, where the most efficient gun is a pistol, and the bad guys and good guys are just that, black and white... The simplicity is a lovely change, and the character of McClain, for me, should be put in the same category as classics like Indiana Jones - They are so well developed and lovable

But I swear, if those bastards decide to make a sequel, it will kill it


Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Eat Uranium on 27-02-2010, 23:02:43
Hang 'em High

Clint Eastwood's first American made western.

A good film.  It has a good story to it, although it is a bit confusing as to who exactly was being killed for what.  Not quite as much shooting as I would have liked, and there were some bits that were very padded and drawn out (like the 6 man hanging scene).

Generally though, I thought this was a good film and I'd watch it again.

7/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Stefan on 28-02-2010, 00:02:09
last die hard was the worst.... not to  mention that horrible band of brothers filter all movie on the picture.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 28-02-2010, 18:02:19
Final Destination 3

 Perfect for lazy Sunday mornings when you are hungover and tired

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 28-02-2010, 20:02:04
Week on holiday so thats alot of movies for me.

28 Weeks Later:
My gosh, Left 4 Dead on your TV screen  :). I enjoyed it. 6/10.

Mr. Brooks:
A genius movie, I loved it, new on my favourite list. 9/10.

The Untouchables:
Sean Connery + Robert deNiro + Kevin Costner = jackpot. The whole 30's theme felt really good and it was a good experience to watch 7/10.

Boot Camp:
It's a movie about a youth boot camp for gone wild teenagers, those camps are not being watched by the government so they do whatever they want to the kids, original story for a movie > believable movie and a nice watch. 7/10.

All Quiet On The Western Front:
Finally saw this classic in the shop so took it with me and watched it, delicious! Nice story, nice actors and a very solid war movie. 8/10.

Lost Season 1:
Got this from a friend and watched all 25 episodes, damn awesome it is. Atleat the first season, I watched a couple of episodes from other seasons and those are weird but I like season 1! 7/10

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 02-03-2010, 02:03:00
Hot Rod
5/5
Once you see a taco wrestling toast and beating it with a folding-chair, no other movie comes close.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Desertfox on 02-03-2010, 02:03:12
Hot Rod
5/5
Once you see a taco wrestling toast and beating it with a folding-chair, no other movie comes close.
I think Forrest Gump does. It's a great movie, no idiocy included ;D
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Moose on 02-03-2010, 06:03:22
Sherlock Holmes

Meh, it was alright. My sister said she loved it. Just sort of run of the Mill movie. Not one of Guy Ritchies best. Saw the ending coming a mile away. Meh

6/10

In The Loop

Awesome writing, good acting. Hilarious scots and a good political portrayal. And amazing Insults. "Is your Career fucked? *Kick copier* Yeah it's proper fucked"

9/10

Transformers 2:Revenge of the Fallen

What can I say? As awful as I expected it to be. There is not one noteworthy film making thing from it. It was so bad I laughed throughout the whole movie. And also there was this weird blantant racism throughout.

0/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 02-03-2010, 08:03:05
Hot Rod
5/5
Once you see a taco wrestling toast and beating it with a folding-chair, no other movie comes close.

I like that movie, but I'm so weak for the Lonely Island crew.

Loved the father/son relationship

"I'm gonna kill you, Frank!"
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 02-03-2010, 16:03:00
            District 9

Awesome movie. Very cool fighting scenes at the end with the combat-robot. Original and exciting plot. At first i thought it was kinda unserious, like a comedy, but very soon it catched up and became extremely good.
I think it even was a:    9/10


           Woman in Berlin / Eine frau in Berlin

I just had to see this movie cause the makers have made some of the best war movies ever made. I think its very realistic and serious, but it became quite boring. I hoped it was more general about the suffering of the people in Berlin, but it was basicly only about this woman trying to not get raped.
           
                          6/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 02-03-2010, 21:03:29
A Beautiful Mind

9/10!!!

Best plot twist since the crying game, and this time I wasn't tempted to throw up!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 02-03-2010, 22:03:29
A Beautiful Mind

9/10!!!

Best plot twist since the crying game, and this time I wasn't tempted to throw up!

Totally agree , extremely good movie
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Desertfox on 02-03-2010, 23:03:09
Transformers 2:Revenge of the Fallen

What can I say? As awful as I expected it to be. There is not one noteworthy film making thing from it. It was so bad I laughed throughout the whole movie. And also there was this weird blantant racism throughout.

0/10
What was racist in it?
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Moose on 03-03-2010, 00:03:35
Both the "comic" and I use that term loosely robots were like toothless blacks with the sterotypical black-ness. The guy in the butcher shop was a toothless black guy who spoke like a retard. The Jewish baker kept saying "I am going to schmear my bagels". It was bad news
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 03-03-2010, 20:03:22
Aye Transformers 2 should never have been made. Part 1 neither!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 03-03-2010, 21:03:00

The Good, The Bad, The Weird

 Picture the following: South-Korean western set in Manchuria during the 1930's containing bounty hunters, rogues, rebels and also the Imperial Army of Japan!

That's what this is and it's...

AWESOME

Really nice gunfights, badass characters and one of the most stunning chase scenes I've seen in long while.

My reaction:

(http://images2.fanpop.com/images/quiz/36015_1216656051882_500_280.jpg)

A perfect movie for a lazy evening or typical hungover Sunday movie.

Only problem I had with it was the length. A bit over two hours got a bit too long in the end there.

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SukNDHx4Qs8
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Capten_C on 03-03-2010, 22:03:20

The Good, The Bad, The Weird


Damn, that looks 'Good'!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 06-03-2010, 18:03:42
Army Of Darkness 10/10  freaking hilarious movie, i was laughing every minute!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: ajappat on 06-03-2010, 18:03:19
Army Of Darkness 10/10  freaking hilarious movie, i was laughing every minute!
Oh yes, this. 10/10 from here too.  ;D
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 07-03-2010, 12:03:21
Capitalism: A Love story
- Yep, I liked it. I'm pretty weak for Moore's movies I gotta say.

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 07-03-2010, 13:03:20
I'm weak for them too, haven't seen that one though! gotta do it very soon!


I saw a swedish movie yesterday.
Dom Kallar Oss Mods
The documentary about the group known as "Mods", sons and daughters of the working class who simply hang around in the city, drinking, smoking, weeding + heroin etc.
This trilogy (this is only part 1) follows the two boys Kenta and Stoffe (Kenneth and Kristoffer) with their lives, they meet girls, and how they eventually drift apart.
This movie was filmed in the late 1960's (Black and white). Ten years later the cameraman/director met up with Kenta and Stoffe, following their lives 10 years later. But that story comes in the second part, "Ett anständigt liv".

I think it's hard to rate this movie, I would like to give it 9/10, but then again I come to think of how good it actually is.
10/10. In a sweden were hardly no one had any idea about "the underside of swedens belly", this movie was made. An incredible depiction of the lives of working-class youths, searching for a place to sleep for the night.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 07-03-2010, 19:03:41

The Good, The Bad, The Weird

Still haven't yet recovered from this movie. Lets just say this for you with any kinds of doubts about seeing this movie:

1) The main character is constantly through out the movie using not one but two Walther P38's
2) His best buddy is always walking around in a German army helmet
3) Opium dens and treasure maps, you need anything else?

Anyhow, just finished the second season of How I met your mother

Nothing special really but perfect show when you got a few minutes over to kill some time. Some episodes are pretty weak from time to time but some really good ones here and there.

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 07-03-2010, 19:03:15
agreed. How I Met Your Mother is a perfect time-killer.
Some episodes are also really great, and I have more than once been amazed by how well written they are.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 07-03-2010, 19:03:26
I loved the whole slap thing between Marshall and Barney, when Marshall got to choose between dealing out 5 slaps in a row or three slaps that he could use from then to eternity

I almost died when he used is first slap (when Barney put up his own play).
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 07-03-2010, 20:03:30
Yeah that's funny :) You'll enjoy the following 2 (or maybe 3) slaps. season 5 and they're not done yet!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 08-03-2010, 02:03:34
Angels and Demons

It was beautifully made, very good music and effects and acting, though a few things were so implausible that it made it a soft-science nightmare.  

7/10

Also, the 'surprise' twist at the end was a little too transparent.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 08-03-2010, 02:03:10
Catch me if you can
I love the fact that it's based on a real story, great performances from the actors. Frank abegnale is pretty darn impressive.

8/10


South park: bigger, longer & uncut

9/10

theo nly reason it does not get 10/10 is because I've seen it countless times; no surprises or anything.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 09-03-2010, 20:03:09
Rocky

 One of the most classical boxing movies out there with Raging Bull. Stallone is too perfect in this role as the underdog bum who once had a talent but now mostly work minor jobs here and there.

"You know my 'ma told me I had a good body but no brains so I had to use what I had"

"You gotta be a moron to fight so yeah I'm pretty good fighter"
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: SJonni on 11-03-2010, 20:03:10
Sherlock Holmes 7/10. Better than I expected. I liked the slow motion fighting.
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Post by: Rawhide on 12-03-2010, 08:03:35
Rocky II

The rematch between Apollo Creed and Rocky Balboa is still today worth a watch. Rocky's living off the money from the first clash between him and Apollo but the money ain't enough when Rocky and Adrian are gonna have a baby and pay the house and the new car. On top of that Apollo is making all he can to get a rematch against Rocky to prove everyone he was just lucky in the first match.

Still, today, a good movie. Epic training montages guaranteed.
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Post by: siben on 12-03-2010, 10:03:22
Sherlock Holmes 7/10. Better than I expected. I liked the slow motion fighting.

Yes, i saw it too, altough a bit unrealistic at times, all in all it was a decent movie.
7,5/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 12-03-2010, 11:03:13
Halo Legends (Animated) perhaps it's because I'm 32, but Katsuhito Akiyama style animation does nothing for me anymore, it's got to be much much more, CGi or Live action, old skool 24 frame per second animation has a place in my heart as that is what my degree is in, but really it's old news now - move along.

2/10

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Post by: [130.Pz]I.Kluge on 13-03-2010, 01:03:54
The Cove
10/10

Is really heavy considering Ric O' Barry orchestrated the operation to obtain the footage.
For those that don't know, Ric is the trainer who captured 5 of the 6 dolphins used in the TV show Flipper. In short; a documentary on the yearly slaughter of 23,000(+) dolphins and what takes place in the town of Taiji.


Letters to the President
8/10

An insight into what President of Iran (You know who) has created. An agency that takes in the letters of the common people asking him for help. I recommend it if you are interested to know how split the population of Iran really is.  

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Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 13-03-2010, 04:03:19
Sybil

I... don't know what to say... guh... aewnfapubewf
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 18-03-2010, 09:03:27
Der Baader Meinhof Komplex

 Really liked it, very well made with good acting!

8 out of 10
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Post by: Moose on 18-03-2010, 13:03:44
Der Baader Meinhof Komplex

 Really liked it, very well made with good acting!

8 out of 10

Agreed, and shows a side of german culture I didn't really know about.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 18-03-2010, 14:03:11
Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans
saw it yesterday at the cinema. Cage and Kilmer are my favorite Hollywood sideliners so them together in a movie already made my day, but the movie itself is great too. Well, it's a Werner Herzog movie so it's got a kind of love-it-or-hate-it vibe going on, but I liked it.

US Marshals
Watched it last night and I hadn't seen it since it came out (1998). I was a bit disappointed then because it's not a run-and-gun type of movie but now after 12 years I could appreciate the "investigative" aspect of it. Great story, geat actors too (including Robert Downey when he was still a struggling dope head). Don't know if it's any better than The Fugitive, but it doesn't need to be.  ;)

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mspfc Doc DuFresne on 19-03-2010, 04:03:00
Fight Club 9.5/10 9.8/10

Gory, gritty, brutal, messes with your mind. An excellent combination of character, story, and action. One of those movies that, when you've just finished it, you don't know whether it was a good movie or not, but you know that it was a great movie. Extremely rewatchable.

The Incredibles 8.5/10

A damn fine movie. Not the perfection that was up, or the masterpice that was fight club, but extremely entertaining. Family friendly as well, great action sequences and, as usual with Pixar, excellent understated humor.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 19-03-2010, 04:03:00
Actually, fight club is one of the few movies I'm ready to rate 10/10. I'm not sure though, could be 9.5/10 like you. gotta see it again to determine that.
Brad Pitts most excellent performance.
And I love Edward Norton, who is flawless in fight club.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mspfc Doc DuFresne on 19-03-2010, 04:03:27
I don't know about 10/10, what if I come across something even better than fight club? Does a score of 10/10 denote cinematic perfection?

How about this? I'll compromise with you.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 21-03-2010, 13:03:24
The Dirty War
- British documentary on the war in Chechnya. Good but too short. 48 minutes ain't enough to get the whole thing.

Gonzo
- Documentary about the legendary madman Hunter S. Thompson, some really nice footage, stories and interesting people in it. Johnny Depp and other famous people reading out some of his stuff was great.

Also some great footage from his funeral in Aspen
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 21-03-2010, 17:03:17
I would rate Fightclub 10/10, its a mastarpiece like no other movie. The first time you watch it its a different movie than the second time you watch it. Like A Beautyful Mind. Knowing the main person is the same as Tyler Durden makes such a big difference so it changes the whole movie.  :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 22-03-2010, 13:03:41
Paschendale....


omfg.  >:(


Shit, I don't want to sound disrespectful, I really don't.  But if this is Canadas cinematic contribution to the horrors of World War I, I understand why people say now "fuck Canada".

This film is rubbish, for a start it should not be called paschendale, it should be called 1hr 40 mins of Calgary and 10 mins of paschendale, come on, some footage of a battle that should never be forgotten would be nice here, even if this was just a behind the lines documentary style about the Canadian army and how they dealt with World War I being such a new nation in the world...

Nope, what you get with paschendale is the A-typical schmoltzy bullshit, the hero can take numerous bullets and not die, he's always right, he's got heart where everyone else has an open chest wound.  He falls in love but has to die.  He is always looking at the horizon, wondering - putting the world right.
Here's news for you Canada, nobody believes in these heros anymore, stick with the times man.

1/10 - just for the wardrobe and low grade SFX.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Dukat on 22-03-2010, 15:03:38
Paris, je t’aime (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0401711)

This is a movie from 2006, splitted into 18 episodes, all to be sat in Paris. More or less each episode illustrates different encounters of love between 2 or more people. It shows so well that there is just more than one way to express and to live love in life, though sometimes presented in a very abstract manner. However, I would have been happy if I could have seen this movie already 15 years ago, as it can be a real eye-opener.

I'd rate it 10/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 22-03-2010, 22:03:55
Oh yeah I've heard much about Paris je t'aime. haven't seen it though, gotta do that!



The Shawshank Redemption
Believe it or not, I saw this for the first time the other day. I have some how just missed it.
But what a movie! I really liked it! the genious of it, how everything Andy Dufresne does is explained in the ending.
i like movies like this, where a genious scheme is hatched and executed without the knowledge of the viewer.
And since it was based on a true story (I may be hugely mistaking though, I want to believe it did) just makes it even more exciting.

8.5/10



I haven't seen this movie for some time now, but it deserves to be placed top 2 of my favourite movies of all time, all categories.

The Prestige
First of all; I love Michael Caine. great actor and seldom any of the movies he's starring is bad at all.

Simply amazing movie. The first time I was like "wow this is a great movie! i wanna watch it again!"
But it wasn't until the second time I realized the genious of it and thought "This might be one of the best movies ever made, this will forever be one of my favourites".

Amazing acting performances from everyone, Michael Caine, Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Scarlett Johansson. Quite the heavy lineup of actors!
And I almost forgot, David Bowie plays the role of Nicolas Tesla. Which was a very great "easter egg" for me when I saw it first time, love Bowie.

Anyway, simply great and genious movie.

no doubt about the ratig. Have watched it up to 10 times, and I don't think I will stop. In fact, since I haven't seen it for a while I just got the urge to watch it again.

10/10,
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Post by: Mspfc Doc DuFresne on 23-03-2010, 04:03:53
Harry potter marathong last Sunday, have them DVR'd and am slowly working through them.

My emotions range from "Oh yeah, Harry, your right, this magic stuff is pretty crazy" (2nd movie) to "Holy Shit was that a dystopian metaphor for fascism?!"

Of all the things in life, I thought that Harry Potter above all else would be free from social commentary.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 23-03-2010, 12:03:02
The Prestige is awesome but relatively new so I can't say if it holds up with repeating viewings in the coming years but Shawshank Redemption is definitely another 10/10 movie, like Fight Club.

Another one that comes to mind when thinking of perfect movies (to me at least) is Jackie Brown. Perfectly balanced and still the benchmark against Tarantino-haters.

But I'm straying off topic here. Latest movie I watched was Ice Station Zebra. What an overrated pile of slowmoving Hollywood indulgence. Pfff, I really wanted to like it but I simply couldn't. 
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 23-03-2010, 12:03:31
The Hurt Locker
Inspite of my having gotten fed up of war in iraq movies and other terrorist related themes, this one stood out as completely fresh - Granted, I only bothered to watch it because of the it beating Avatar in the Oscars

The sheer realistic and grittiness of it is something rare, and a standard of acting was maintained to keep the story believable. It was this factor, along with terrific camera work, scripting and the unfolding plot that really kept it together especially since let's face it, the emotional effect of a bomb disposal team isn't the most interesting topic Hollywood could have cooked up

9/10

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Post by: Kubador on 23-03-2010, 14:03:08
The Prestige

That is simply the best movie I have seen in a very long time. I've been waiting for something innovative and fresh and that film did deliver. Very good acting from all actors although some of them could drop the semi-brit accent. It got me entartained for the whole lenght of the movie and that is a rare thing. It has a strong ending (a part, hardest to make IMO) and all story unfolds there like in a good criminal story. Folks, this film is a must-see!

5/5

The fourth Kind

A pretty good thriller showing old topics in a very new light. It's not something you'll be scared to fall asleep after (unless you live in Alaska or other remote part of USA) but it has it's moments and those keep you watching and what's most important - curious. Acting is good and has nothing I could discredit as well as praise. Simply this movie doesn't give the cast a chance to 
win an oscar.

4/5

The Hurt Locker

First of all, I don't get the whole fuzz about this movie. Giving it an oscar is some kind of misunderstanding for all I know. Maybe it's an American thing and their involevement in the war but it is not my job to judge. At most I could call it a decent movie but honestly I was bored the whole time. Even the so called 'twists' didn't bring me any 'ooh' or 'ahh'. There wasn't much going on and if if some action started to roll the camera shake was there to make you not know what you saw. A good camera shake is good but for the love of puppies why the camera man jumps like epileptic everytime someone pulls a gun (scene where main character aims a pistol at a driver is nuts). Acting was alright but the characters were somehow blank for me. All in all this movie does not deserve all those praises it gets.

3/5
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 23-03-2010, 15:03:48
I liked The Hurt Locker but to me it just wasn't that good. I think it got all the (oscar)-praise simply because it was the perfect anti-Avatar. It was gritty, cheap, "real", topical, all the things Avatar wasn't. And because Avatar was such a fan-favorite I guess opinions got a bit polarized with The Hurt Locker getting a lot of extra praise it otherwise wouldn't have gotten.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 23-03-2010, 16:03:21
I saw The Prestige at cinema when it was new. I dont remember too much, except i just thought it was a moderately good movie. Very good mood for sure, but not too much more.

A movie i advice everyone to stay away from is :   " The Sovereign's Servant "

In norwegian this movie was called " The Battle of Poltava " and its pictures and cover text is only about the russo-swedish war, while the film itself had a 5 minutes battle in the end, which were quite bad even. The rest of the movie was some french nobles dueling, travelling in wagons and having drama. Almost nothing about the battle. I was so pissed off, i was directly fooled. But since it had some battle, and an alittle allright "adventure-mood" i give it:     
                                      2/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 23-03-2010, 17:03:59
The Prestige

That is simply the best movie I have seen in a very long time. I've been waiting for something innovative and fresh and that film did deliver. Very good acting from all actors although some of them could drop the semi-brit accent. It got me entartained for the whole lenght of the movie and that is a rare thing. It has a strong ending (a part, hardest to make IMO) and all story unfolds there like in a good criminal story. Folks, this film is a must-see!

5/5
Exactly :) amazing movie!

If you haven't already, watch it a second time (not right after of course, but sometime at least). Then you really understand the genious of small details that the ending explained.
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Post by: DLFReporter on 23-03-2010, 20:03:18
The Prestige
5/5
Exactly :) amazing movie!

If you haven't already, watch it a second time (not right after of course, but sometime at least). Then you really understand the genious of small details that the ending explained.

Same here have seen it 3 times now. Love the acting and all!
Another movie that falls into the same awesome category is "The Illusionist"
I give that a good 4 out of 5! :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 25-03-2010, 19:03:09
Slightly OT,

Just watched the British series Extras... First 2 seasons... And I actually got depressed by the end. And I think it's supposed to be funny :-(
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 25-03-2010, 19:03:15
The Office is the most geniously written and performed show ever, the extras however, sucked IMO. big step down for ricky
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 25-03-2010, 19:03:51
The Office (the British version) is the best TV show ever made

I liked Extras, had some great moments IMO but not in the same league as The Office but that series is really?
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 25-03-2010, 19:03:59
"the british version"? is there any other version worthy to be mentioned by its name? ;)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 25-03-2010, 23:03:22
Paris, je t’aime (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0401711)

This is a movie from 2006, splitted into 18 episodes, all to be sat in Paris. More or less each episode illustrates different encounters of love between 2 or more people. It shows so well that there is just more than one way to express and to live love in life, though sometimes presented in a very abstract manner. However, I would have been happy if I could have seen this movie already 15 years ago, as it can be a real eye-opener.

I'd rate it 10/10
Oh God the vampire bit with Shia Lebouef was odd.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: [130.Pz]I.Kluge on 26-03-2010, 23:03:03
Right America Feeling Wronged

4/5

Alexandra C. Pelosi (Daughter of Nancy Pelosi  ) followed the McCain presidential campaign. At the beginning I could understand why supported him. But as it progressed it got crazy and dumb(also racist). There's one moment were it hits back at you, and really shows how US society has changed.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 27-03-2010, 11:03:07
Saw Indigenes ("Days Of Glory") last night. It's a french movie about the involvement of North African "subjects" in the french army during WWII. Really good. Maybe not an all out warmovie like Private Ryan or something, but it takes the viewer to interesting locations like Italy, the Elzas, Vogezen, etc. and the topic itself is interesting enough to warrant a viewing. Plus, a couple of cool nerdy details like a two man MG42 squad  with one guy holding up the barrel, and the other one firing. There's probably a cool german name for that tactic, but I don't know it.  :)

The heart of the movie is about this:
"In 1959, a law was passed to freeze the pensions of infantrymen from former French colonies about to become independent. In 2002, after endless hearings, the French government was ordered to pay the pensions in full. But successive governments have pushed back this payment."

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 27-03-2010, 11:03:42
Top Gun

Me and this girl who are dating ATM once hooked up during a 80's theme party so we thought it would be fun to watch this epic 80's flick

This movie is not for the weak

This movie has too much of everything so I'll just post some quotes

"I feel the need. The need for SPEED!"

"Your ego writes checks your body can't cash"

"Up there. You're dangerous"


Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUtbbaF3S0Y


I had fun watching it. It's one big 80's flashback with Tom Cruise as well as a recruiting video for the US Navy

Still, it has some great moments today that maybe weren't there back in '86 but still

Corny but charming in book
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 27-03-2010, 14:03:44
Saw Indigenes ("Days Of Glory") last night. It's a french movie about the involvement of North African "subjects" in the french army during WWII. Really good. Maybe not an all out warmovie like Private Ryan or something, but it takes the viewer to interesting locations like Italy, the Elzas, Vogezen, etc. and the topic itself is interesting enough to warrant a viewing. Plus, a couple of cool nerdy details like a two man MG42 squad  with one guy holding up the barrel, and the other one firing. There's probably a cool german name for that tactic, but I don't know it.  :)

The heart of the movie is about this:
"In 1959, a law was passed to freeze the pensions of infantrymen from former French colonies about to become independent. In 2002, after endless hearings, the French government was ordered to pay the pensions in full. But successive governments have pushed back this payment."


I absolutely love that film.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 01-04-2010, 23:04:34
Aviator
- I got so pumped watching the Iron Man 2 trailer I decided to see this movie once again since Tony Stark is a weak fictional copy of Howard Hughes.

This movie has the looks of a ten out of ten. But the rest is not higher then a seven.

I wish Scorsese had gone for the whole picture, instead he puts to much focus on Hughes success in aviation and decides to end the movie after the flight of his Hercules.

Anyhow, a good movie and also a real beauty to just watch. Cate Blanchett is amazing and Kate Blanchett is too perfect as Ava Gardner.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 02-04-2010, 02:04:23
"and Kate Blanchett is too perfect as Ava Gardner."

You mean Beckinsale, right?  ;)

But you're right. The movie is far from perfect, but I have a strange fascination with it. :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 02-04-2010, 08:04:58
I think she was acting as Katherine Hurburn from Guess who's coming to Dinner... Not Ava Gardner
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 02-04-2010, 08:04:55
Yep, my bad.

Kate Beckinsale was the correct name for playing Ava, my bad.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Leopardi on 02-04-2010, 16:04:59
Final Destination.

...wtf.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 02-04-2010, 16:04:59
Final Destination.

...wtf.

Perfect hangover movies
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 03-04-2010, 02:04:59
I can't do horrors.. delicate constitution - Thrillers yes, horror movies, no.. last one I saw was the Ring and I swore not to see another.. Until I went and watched Mirrors and recalled why I quit
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: SJonni on 03-04-2010, 03:04:18
Kick Ass

Go watch it. It was, well, kick ass.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Moose on 03-04-2010, 07:04:09
The Ring is definitely a thriller before it is a horror...
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 03-04-2010, 13:04:26
the only movie in the past years that I can say really scared me (otherwise, I'm always "untouched" by horror movies) is "The Orphanage". I was scared to walk home in the night from my friends house when I had seen it.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 03-04-2010, 14:04:41
Not technically a movie, but this morning I saw a documentary about the Georgian uprising on the Dutch island of Texel, called "Sondermeldung Texel". I grew up in the area of naval base Den helder and Texel, but I had never heard anything about this conflict.
Other than (of course) thinking it would make a great FH2 map (germans vs. Georgians in german uniforms) it was really interesting to see an account of an uprising on a relatively small scale and on such a small island.

Here´s the wiki/page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgian_Uprising_of_Texel
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Moose on 04-04-2010, 07:04:40
the only movie in the past years that I can say really scared me (otherwise, I'm always "untouched" by horror movies) is "The Orphanage". I was scared to walk home in the night from my friends house when I had seen it.

THe amazing spanish movie?
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 12-04-2010, 03:04:59
the only movie in the past years that I can say really scared me (otherwise, I'm always "untouched" by horror movies) is "The Orphanage". I was scared to walk home in the night from my friends house when I had seen it.

THe amazing spanish movie?
The same!

It was really good! I wanna watch it again...


Biggest fail ever when it comes to horror movies has got to be "The Others" from 2001. It was praised here in sweden and all the critics said "the most frightening movie ever made!". I watched it, and felt in the end "meh".

But yeah, The Orphanage (El Orfanato) was really scary. Watch it!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 12-04-2010, 03:04:54
Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Funny, quirky, hilarious.

5/5!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 12-04-2010, 13:04:43
Saw "Never So Few" last night. It was alright (but on the verge of "mweh"), altough it could've done with 90 minutes instead of 2 hours. Had some interesting aspects, but overall a typical 50's "war"-movie with forced romantics and heroism.

Cool to see Steve McQueen in his first major movie role though. Saw Magnificent Seven too a couple of days ago so it's been kind of a Steve McQueen week. Maybe watch The Getaway tonight :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 12-04-2010, 17:04:20
Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Funny, quirky, hilarious.

5/5!

Oh, I just gotta make time to check that one out. I'm the biggest sucker for Wes Anderson's movies


Saw "Never So Few" last night. It was alright (but on the verge of "mweh"), altough it could've done with 90 minutes instead of 2 hours. Had some interesting aspects, but overall a typical 50's "war"-movie with forced romantics and heroism.

Cool to see Steve McQueen in his first major movie role though. Saw Magnificent Seven too a couple of days ago so it's been kind of a Steve McQueen week. Maybe watch The Getaway tonight :)

Don't forget to see Bullit as well and the documentary "The Essence of Cool" quite nice watch if you like McQueens stuff
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 12-04-2010, 22:04:09
Top Gun

I find Hot Shots to be better, to be honest.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 12-04-2010, 23:04:19
"Don't forget to see Bullit as well and the documentary "The Essence of Cool" quite nice watch if you like McQueens stuff"

Ordered Bullit right away. Thanks for reminding me. Haven't seen it yet but with McQueen in the lead and music by Lalo Schifrin you can't really go wrong, now can you.  ;)
Oh, and thanks for the doc-tip. Will check that out. Recently I have been watching a lot of old movies with guys like Paul Newman, Bogart, McQueen, Eastwood, icons like that. Egos the size of a Ratte but simply too cool for school.


Tonight I rewatched Octopussy. And I must admit it's aged a hell of a lot better than last week's Moonraker. It's still one of the lighter Bonds, but it's not as silly as I'd remembered (probably because of the clown), a few niggles aside (the tarzan-yell, stuff like that). The story is typical bloated Bond, but somehow it still kinda worked. :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Capten_C on 13-04-2010, 01:04:22
Watched the sequel to Alien, Aliens last week. Must have seen it about 3 times over the years, but I hadn't seen it for a few years till this time, forgot the story etc so it was like watching it fresh again. Wow, f#ckin' brilliant!  10/10 8)
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Post by: Mr.Deceptive on 13-04-2010, 14:04:33
Indiana's Jones. Gay porn movie. it sucked.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 13-04-2010, 18:04:44
"Don't forget to see Bullit as well and the documentary "The Essence of Cool" quite nice watch if you like McQueens stuff"

Ordered Bullit right away. Thanks for reminding me. Haven't seen it yet but with McQueen in the lead and music by Lalo Schifrin you can't really go wrong, now can you.  ;)
Oh, and thanks for the doc-tip. Will check that out. Recently I have been watching a lot of old movies with guys like Paul Newman, Bogart, McQueen, Eastwood, icons like that. Egos the size of a Ratte but simply too cool for school.


Tonight I rewatched Octopussy. And I must admit it's aged a hell of a lot better than last week's Moonraker. It's still one of the lighter Bonds, but it's not as silly as I'd remembered (probably because of the clown), a few niggles aside (the tarzan-yell, stuff like that). The story is typical bloated Bond, but somehow it still kinda worked. :)


You will love Bullit man, it's awesome. The whole Mustang vs Dodge Charger scene forged my love for the classic Mustangs  :P
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 13-04-2010, 19:04:59
I'm with Fuchs on this one

Mustangs are the coolest and this chase is just amazing

Tonight I'm gonna watch the documentary "King of Kong"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMJZ-_bJKdI
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 13-04-2010, 20:04:09
Watched the sequel to Alien, Aliens last week. Must have seen it about 3 times over the years, but I hadn't seen it for a few years till this time, forgot the story etc so it was like watching it fresh again. Wow, f#ckin' brilliant!  10/10 8)

Totally awesome movie.  I wonder if the new movie Pandorum try to copy Aliens. Havent seen it, but in the trailer many of the scenes were very similar
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Capten_C on 13-04-2010, 20:04:41
Watched the sequel to Alien, Aliens last week. Must have seen it about 3 times over the years, but I hadn't seen it for a few years till this time, forgot the story etc so it was like watching it fresh again. Wow, f#ckin' brilliant!  10/10 8)

Totally awesome movie.  I wonder if the new movie Pandorum try to copy Aliens. Havent seen it, but in the trailer many of the scenes were very similar

I've heard a few say it's the "best one", didn't realize all the films have different directors. James Cameron directed this one of course, I taped it from tv so there's a lot of stuff cut out, need to watch the directors cut version.  Is Pandorum out on dvd yet?
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 13-04-2010, 21:04:25
Im not sure, if it isnt, it will be very soon. I guess i think Aliens and Alien is both 10s, but if i have to choose i choose Alien. I guess i like the thriller-mood more than the action-mood, but both are killer awesome  :) The directors cut version have pretty much extra awesome stuff, you really should see it
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 14-04-2010, 23:04:38
A friend came over and showed me The Hustler with Paul Newman, George C. Scott and Piper Laurie

What a movie!

Having seen Color of Money a few months back and got to know the old "Fast Eddie" it was a great movie experience to see the young version of him with the same actor

A great story with great actors. And George C. Scott as a small-time hood was a nice addition to Paul Newman's amazing performance.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Capten_C on 15-04-2010, 16:04:08
The Story of the Weeping Camel

Unusual film, but well worth watching if you ever catch it on tv. It's about a Mongolian family who have trouble with a Camel  :D It's more of a docu-film, daily family life etc, no special effects, funny in places, great ending  :'(  ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpYXK-7szd8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpYXK-7szd8)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 19-04-2010, 11:04:51
The King of Kong

Before I start screaming I'll just tell you folks who don't know what this documentary is about. It's about Steve Wiebe. And his story of becoming the worlds best player in Donkey Kong. And I'm not talking about Donkey Kong on the Super Nintendo or on the Nintendo 64.

I'm talking about the very first Donkey Kong.

The problem in the documentary is a man called Billy Mitchell, who have had the record for a very long time.

It's a good documentary. It's so nerdy but still so cute somehow. Nerds being nerdy in both good and bad ways.

Overall, interesting and good story.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_of_Kong
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 19-04-2010, 21:04:46
I guess its allowed to review series aswell.

                  Generation Kill             6/10

One word describe this series pretty well: boring . Very little combat. Long unintresting dialogues. Whats good is that it reflect the war and the men who fight the war quite well, and the situation in general. But still, why not make the series about those who actually were in combat. I guess theyre trying to tell us a morale here, but i didnt really get it, nor do i care. I want some BoB-like action
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 20-04-2010, 01:04:32
The thin red line
I don't get something... Thin Red line is English is it not? How does that relate to marines in Guadalcanal.

Also, way too much thinking aloud for a war movie. I GET, they want you to get the tortured souls.. But really, I don't think that did Justice. You get more about tortured souls from SPR and Captain Miller than you do from EVERY SINGLE actor thinking aloud in this one.

Alot of glaring inaccuracies too - Post WWII m1-garands... I think too many m1 garands too, considering the fact that it was Guadalcanal. Action choreography was wierd... A bit too many lone-wolf action points, grenades that went bang as soon as they hit the ground or turned out to be incendiary bombs, Americans jumping through grenade explosions, a squad of 6 men taking an entire Japanese platoon with nothing but jagged rocks as cover?! Terribly under-developed soldiering for each character, save for the director's need for them tortured souls to bleed to the viewers....

And yet SOMEHOW, it was supposed to have been hailed as such a great war movie!

For me, i give it a 3/10... Some one once said of A bridge too far, 'A multitude of stars does not a great movie make' - I think he was talking about this movie instead!


Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 20-04-2010, 01:04:42
I liked A Bridge Too Far...
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 20-04-2010, 12:04:04
Same here... I get the fact that Longest Day is technically superior, blablabla... but I personally prefer the fact that A bridge too far is modern enough for me to relate to - The way people simulate death throes has always annoyed me in movies earlier than 1970
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 20-04-2010, 14:04:37
Bridge Too Far, to me, is still one of the best warmovies out there. Tried Thin Red Line when it came out, but couldn't finish it. I want to give it another try though to see if I like it when I'm not expecting a warmovie.  :-)

Generation Kill rocked by the way. Can understand the posters comment about it being boring, but that was indeed the whole point of the story: an expertly trained recce-unit gets to run around useless in the desert while the war is basically being fought by planes and joysticks.


Found the movie Leningrad yesterday.. Anyone know if it's any good?

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 20-04-2010, 19:04:41
 A Bridge Too Far is a great movie. I guess its a 9/10 for me. I think The Thin Red Line is quite good aswell. Though its way too long and way too much thinking. Ive seen it a few times, but ive usually stopped after the first hill-battle. Anyhow its not better than a 6-7/10 i guess. I think its very good filmed. Very good camera work.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Moose on 20-04-2010, 19:04:50
I fucking hated thin red line. it was so boring and just had nothing fun going on with it in my opinion.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 20-04-2010, 19:04:20
I think Thin Red Line is 10 out of 10

But if you come and expect Saving Private Ryan this is not the movie you are looking for

And the acting between Sean Penn and Jim Chavizel is just amazing
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 20-04-2010, 20:04:09
but it has worse innacuracies than SPR! And the chemistry in SPR is even more impressive imo

There just wasn't anything in thin red line that it did better than other war movies and many things it just did terribly... I'm not all for action, but frankly, I don't see how anyone can say Windtalkers was crappier than this, and Windtalkers was shit.

i know it stings when you like a movie and someone is just bashing it - sorry for that, Rawhide - i guess I just got a really terrible experience with it
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 20-04-2010, 20:04:26
Hey, man. I don't blame you. I didn't like it either before. This is a movie that really has grown on me.

I don't care that much about Post-War made Garands and such, if you look at the acting and the way the movie is made and the way Malick chose to tell it is a very special way. I enjoy it very much today.

Hell, last time I saw it I can almost say I was spellbound by it. It has something very special that I just can't put my finger on.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 20-04-2010, 20:04:44
imo TRL is alot better than Windtalkers at least. Maybe TRL are historical inaccurate, but Windtalkers are completely logically incorrect in all ways. I think its one of the worst war movies ive ever seen. I compare the action scenes with a Jackie Chan movie. And Nicholas Cage terrible acting talent on top of it all.

I think whats bad with both SPR and TRL is that they try to be so deep and profound. Like they wanna excuse themselves for making a war movie, beeing afraid they will be judged as promoting violence or something. Cant they just make a real bloody war movie without all this philosophical crap. SPR is kinda overrated imo, if TRL is a 7/10, i think SPR is only 8/10. 
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 20-04-2010, 21:04:01
That has always been the problem, people but SPR up against TRL.

They are too complete different movies with different intentions. SPR is one big homage to all these classic World War II movies from the 40's, 50's and even 60's.

TRL is not eve one same map, totally different movie with different intentions.

People watch SPR, then watch TRL and expect the same thing but in the Pacific.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 20-04-2010, 21:04:08
I thought SRP was one of the best, if not my favorite war movie. it had a grittiness about the way the characters were, the equipment, the violence which depicted ALOT more of what you'd really get, and somehow they managed to stay ontrack with the plot while developing personality for each of the 8 men, Ryan and even a bit of work on Corporal Henderson and a few other asides.

Ofcourse, I can understand why with such hype as people like myself create, one would just get pissed by it, magnifying the subtle unrealistic aspects to make it the more annoying...


Opinions are sacred things one cannot touch - you can only say yours and hope it lands on someone who relates

Personally, I give SPR a 9/10... My only gripe with it was what Ryan figured was a worthy payment for all the men did for him... he should well have invented a frigging longer lasting light bulb - lol

but please, leave my sacred SPR alone now... I won't touch on the Thin Red line any longer either
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 20-04-2010, 23:04:05
I rather like the battle-oriented war movies. Where the movie actually is about the battle. The story is tactical problems on the battlefield thats beeing solved, and not some inner mental struggle of the characters or points of morale beeing expressed. Saying battle-oriented i mean movies like The Longest Day, When Trumpets Fade, A Bridge Too Far, Hamburger Hill, Tali Ihantala 1944, and so on. Besides to these movies i think SPR and TRL can be compared. 
 
   
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 21-04-2010, 00:04:53
I recall learning some of my first tactical lessons from SPR... before I got BIA and learnt fire and maneuver.

I understood why their attempt to funnel the enemy through a narrow corridor failed when Upham stopped supplying the ammo to the 2 mg positions and how the 20mm totally killed their plan to hold position by instantly reducing their fighting strenth

Most other war movies prior either focused on an over-all historic strategy that was too wide in scope to make the fire fights on the screen seem like anything more than pointless skirmishes - Even BoB didn't have as tactical actions as in SPR - you actually got the sense of the effect of each move in the operation while still managing their psyche and character development... you have to give credit for that!

Dog green sector was a bit vague though - Yer, you get where the sea wall is, but then you wonder how the heck Sgt Horvath lay right in the way of the mg covering Dog one's exit while trying to spot God-knows what... but you also get the sense that not all soldiers shot die from the injuries

now that's detail I'm yet to see in any other WW2 movie. Most people go down as soon as they get hit and stop moving. Not in SPR though... Oh yer, and there was distant sound variant... First movie I watched that made me appeciate distances and range and hence the scope of a battle.. Always been sensitive to the realism of sound since then

Again, just me...

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 21-04-2010, 00:04:50
And me.

You basically describe why I still love that movie, despite it's Spielbergian flaws.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: spartanlegend on 21-04-2010, 13:04:25
I never payed that much attention to it last time I saw it Djinn, you have just given me a reason to see it again.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 21-04-2010, 16:04:57
I strongly disagree. SPR is far less tactical than BoB and many other war movies, the ones i mentioned for example. As you say Dog Green is vague, its for example alot better explained in The Longest Day. The last big battle in SPR is quite tactical, yes, but the movie in general has not so much tactic imo. The last battle is tactical, but it also give me alittle feeling of A-team (i guess ill be slaughtered for that comment)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 21-04-2010, 18:04:59
Yeah, at one point your right, but to me SPR is one of the few warmovies that gives you that "almost like being there" feeling as viewer, especially in the last battle. I guess some choices had to be made between tactics and what works on screen. As The Longest Day proves. I rewatched that last month after last seeing it 20 years ago and meticulous as it may be, it is simply not that exciting. So these two balance eachother out nicely. ;)

My only gripe with SPR is the radarpost-assault. That to me always came across as a rather silly way to attack a MG nest and consequently the scene's sole purpose seems to be to humanize The Enemy. But as an overall warmovie it's still one of my favourites.


By the way,to keep things on topic, I saw Oliver Stone's Salvador last night. That guy should make more warmovies. Pretty impressive camerawork, especially since it was quite a low budget movie. I love Platoon, but always felt most of the battlescens got muddled in the darkness. But in Slavador he shows he knows how to direct a crowd.  :)

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 21-04-2010, 19:04:36
Havent seen Salvador, it looks very promising and ill see it soon  :)   SPR and BoB i guess is the ones who succeed most giving the viewer the feeling of "almost beeing there", it should have credits for that for sure.

My favorite war movie story must be When Trumpets Fade, i never get tired of that movie, even if its quite low-budget.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Oddball on 21-04-2010, 21:04:16
I strongly disagree. SPR is far less tactical than BoB and many other war movies, the ones i mentioned for example. As you say Dog Green is vague, its for example alot better explained in The Longest Day. The last big battle in SPR is quite tactical, yes, but the movie in general has not so much tactic imo. The last battle is tactical, but it also give me alittle feeling of A-team (i guess ill be slaughtered for that comment)
yup, your right, please step up here *leads up to the gallows* and you will be read your rights...oh wait they were revolked for even saying something that foolish!  :o
(A-Team was a good series though, not accurate or realistic, just a good watch)
Yeah, at one point your right, but to me SPR is one of the few warmovies that gives you that "almost like being there" feeling as viewer, especially in the last battle. I guess some choices had to be made between tactics and what works on screen. As The Longest Day proves. I rewatched that last month after last seeing it 20 years ago and meticulous as it may be, it is simply not that exciting. So these two balance eachother out nicely. ;)

My only gripe with SPR is the radarpost-assault. That to me always came across as a rather silly way to attack a MG nest and consequently the scene's sole purpose seems to be to humanize The Enemy. But as an overall warmovie it's still one of my favourites.


By the way,to keep things on topic, I saw Oliver Stone's Salvador last night. That guy should make more warmovies. Pretty impressive camerawork, especially since it was quite a low budget movie. I love Platoon, but always felt most of the battlescens got muddled in the darkness. But in Slavador he shows he knows how to direct a crowd.  :)


I agree though on the radarpost assault, they shouldn't have attacked it, especially the way they did under the circumstance.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 21-04-2010, 23:04:58
Just finished Leningrad (2009), about the siege of Leningrad in WWII (obviously). I'm not really sure what to think of it. It's one of those movie you can easily complain about, but the overall intentions are good so you sort of want to like it.

The story is a bit contrived but turned out far better than the romantic journo-drama I expected after the first few minutes. The movie looks and sounds great, but judged as a war movie it has a lot of flaws. But it really is more of a war-drama so stuff like that is forgivable. It's on the verge of being overly symbolic but on the other hand a little oldschool Eisensteinian symbolism fits a movie like this and adds a nice russian touch to the movie.
 
An interesting but flawed document to one of those "forgotten" dramas of WWII that deserves to be seen.

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 21-04-2010, 23:04:11
Well i formulated myself wrong. I mean Tom Hanks planning of the defense in the last SPR battle, reminds me of how Hannibal (the A team leader) planned his smart ideas of all kind near the end of every episode. Not anything else reminds me of A Team.  A Team was a very good watch indeed, always watched that and Airwolf back in the days  :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Invincible on 22-04-2010, 00:04:37
Greenzone (2010)

Basically it goes about a Gunnery-Sergeant called Miller (played by Matt Damon), He is part of a team witch are responsible for finding the Iraqi Weapons of mass distraction (WMD's). After coming back from several spots empty handed he started to get pissed, then one day he once again gets falls Intel, while on site a Iraqi Local (Freddy) comes to him and tells him a meeting of highly ranked ex-military and other important persons is going on nearby. They do a surprise attack on the gathering and capture one of them, then they find out Iraqi general was there who is one of the top-searched person of the US government.
He starts tracing him. Then the CIA starts to get involved and so are other government agency's.
They all want to capture the General witch they claim knows very important Intel about the WMD's.
A large hunt starts to capture him, everyone works against everyone.


I don't know what I think of this movie, It started out great with a intro about the Bombing of Baghdad at the beginning of the war. It gave a really good feeling of the fear the people will have had.

-The storyline starts pretty good, but later on it gives the feeling that one person alone is responsible for the disappearing of all WMD's in Iraq.
-It was allot of information, names and different groups witch you have to remember to understand the storyline.
+The Story that its not on the US to decide what happens in Iraq was what I like. I felt sorry for Freddy witch is Iraqi.
+The recreation of Baghdad is awesome, it looks really good!
 I don't know where they film movies like these but they did a awesome job on that part.

But from the makers of the Bourne series (witch are great!), I expected more!

6/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 23-04-2010, 01:04:42
Clash of the Titans - 2010 remake

I strike this one down with one of zeus lightning bolts! It wont' get anything more than a 2/10 from me.
I don't wish to spoil it for those who haven't seen it. But I will do more than not recommend it, I will plead that anyone who enjoyed the 1981 version, not spoil the taste of it with this fiasco. Star-studded with at least 4 or 5 big names and some very familiar faces, but totally turning the well-loved plot of Perseus, Andromeda, Pegasus, Callibos, Medussa and the gods of mount Olympus on its head.

Its as if the director wished to mix-mash the story... just to see what he'd get. Then there is the painfully weak dialogue further marred with those silly little jokes that some people feel all adventure movies of that period require, and 3D effects that are too obvious and ass thin as bread crust as though the entire movie was developed on one guys PC in 15minutes of fervor. Imagine the Scorpion King, then imagine special effects, score, dialogue and plot watered down to 1 part to 1000 - and you'd get what I mean

I regret such remakes exists, because then it means we cannot have another... Worst part was, it had one of my recent favorite actors in the lead role playing a card-board cutout, one-dimensional character with nothing but cliches and punchlines to his literary credit... :-(

 
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: :| Hi on 23-04-2010, 05:04:21
I heard the remake was pretty bad already but it's been confirmed by Djinn. I enjoyed the 1981 version and still watch it occasionally!

And damn you all for talking about SPR and the distant sounds! Now I'm tempted to ride my bike to my dads and grab my SPR dvd
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 27-04-2010, 18:04:29
Duel

Steven Spielberg's first feature. Based on a story first published in Playboy. A salesman going on a business trip over the day through California. After a contact with a big old truck on the road and a mysterious driver a lethal cat and mouse game start along the road.

This is in my book a real damn nice movie. Just about one-and-half hour long, a good story and a good actor. What else do you need?

And on top of that, a real nice Hitchcock feeling over the whole movie.

Spielberg knew his shit even back in '71
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 27-04-2010, 18:04:47
oh yeah Duel (The Duel?) is a great movie!
I was actually kinda frightened throughout the movie, probably that hitchcock feeling you mentioned..
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 27-04-2010, 18:04:37
2012       3/10     Boring and predictable. I guess thats no surprise for anyone. Even the effects werent that good imo. Particulary the rolling dome of the vatican building who rolled over people. So wrong.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 27-04-2010, 19:04:29
2012       3/10     Boring and predictable. I guess thats no surprise for anyone. Even the effects werent that good imo. Particulary the rolling dome of the vatican building who rolled over people. So wrong.

Oh yeah, that movie gotta be the biggest PoS in years.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 27-04-2010, 22:04:37

The duel theme continues...



(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/5d/Duellistsposter.jpg/200px-Duellistsposter.jpg)


 The Duellists

Ridley Scott's first feature. And what a debut!  Set during the Napoleonic Wars, two French officers start a feud that will last for many years to come.

With Harvey Keitel and Keith Carradine as the two officers.

A great movie, I truly recommend it.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 29-04-2010, 22:04:00
Iron Man 2

Just as good as the first one. Downey Jr is as awesome as always and Rourke is the perfect villain. Sam Rockwell did also a great job.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 04-05-2010, 16:05:59
            Framom främsta linjen / Etulinjan edessä               9/10

Im not really sure if this is a swedish or finnish movie, but its awesome. I cant find words to describe how great the story is, its pure war and tactical battle-related action all the way. Its about the continuation war and the regiment IR 61's battle at "Svir" and "Näset". I think its hard to see if actors act good when they dont speak english or norwegian, but for my eye it was quite good acting. What makes the film not get 10 is cause the action scenes werent perfect. They were quite good, but didnt really take you to the battle as BoB and SPR. The russians also at some points ran weirdly against fire to get shot, but as far as i know maybe they did in real. The plot is not unreal in any way, like saving a private far beyond enemy lines or steal gold in the middle of the battlezone, its no romantic or drama, only pure real war-tactics. Though i dont know enough about that war to know if the equipment is correct. Anyhow, i strongly recommand this film  :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 04-05-2010, 18:05:42
            Framom främsta linjen / Etulinjan edessä               9/10

Im not really sure if this is a swedish or finnish movie, but its awesome. I cant find words to describe how great the story is, its pure war and tactical battle-related action all the way. Its about the continuation war and the regiment IR 61's battle at "Svir" and "Näset". I think its hard to see if actors act good when they dont speak english or norwegian, but for my eye it was quite good acting. What makes the film not get 10 is cause the action scenes werent perfect. They were quite good, but didnt really take you to the battle as BoB and SPR. The russians also at some points ran weirdly against fire to get shot, but as far as i know maybe they did in real. The plot is not unreal in any way, like saving a private far beyond enemy lines or steal gold in the middle of the battlezone, its no romantic or drama, only pure real war-tactics. Though i dont know enough about that war to know if the equipment is correct. Anyhow, i strongly recommand this film  :)


JR 61. :)

And its a finnish movie.

Framom Främsta Linjen has very authentic equipment and the battle scenes are told very true to history. Battle of Tienhaara for example follows very close to reality as you could do it with the budget they had.

Also all the characters have real life equivalents.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Thorondor123 on 04-05-2010, 19:05:53
Infanteriregemente 61 ;)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 04-05-2010, 19:05:13
You Finns really know how to make war movies  :)  It was so good so ill see it again very soon. They totally know how to use their budget. Framom främste linjen imo is better than most high budget war movies. But i wonder why do they speak swedish? Do many finns talk swedish or were they swedish volunteers?
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Thorondor123 on 04-05-2010, 19:05:56
JR 61 (Infanteriregemente 61) was a all Swedish-speaking regiment formed from Vaasa area where many people speak Swedish.

(5,5 % of Finns speak Swedish as their first language.)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Invincible on 08-05-2010, 14:05:42
Iron man 2

I'm a big fan of these movies, And part 2 amazed me just as much as part 1.
Awesome effects, nice small jokes within the story line, great gadgets and stuff you would die for to have in your home.. I liked it the full 2 hours!

10/10 for me.

If you are going to watch this movie, make sure you keep watching until after the credits!
there is a tiny bit of extra footage for the next marvel movie!!

(http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/images/products/out/medium/DMC10273.jpg)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 08-05-2010, 14:05:02
Banhammer?  ???

Sounds like a movie for my taste.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 08-05-2010, 17:05:26
Banhammer?  ???

Sounds like a movie for my taste.
Mjölnir FTW!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 13-05-2010, 16:05:08
Dirty Dancing

What can you say? Typical 80's movie, a sleazy touch to it but still it's quite entertaining.

Nobody puts Baby in a corner



The Singing Detective

After Iron Man 2 I got this flashback to a movie I've been wanting to see for a while. This is the movie. Downey Jr is being treated for a real bad case of psoriasis. He's also a writer of detective stories set in the 1950's. He tells the story of his book about the Singing Detective.

The idea is not bad at all. I loved the idea. But the movie ain't that good.

An interesting but not good movie.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 07-06-2010, 14:06:27
Zulu

- Classical old epic. Caine is perfect as the snobby high class officer.

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 09-07-2010, 09:07:09
Predators

I'll give it a 4.5 out of 10.
An enjoyable movie but it has plot holes and logical errors like I've never seen before. The director makes it quite clear and that from early on, that the pictures and the story are just by-work and settings for the next mortal combatesque death scene. The only positive characters, although killed of in under 5min of their appearance, in this movie were Laurence Fishburne and Danny Trejo.
As I said, grab a beer, leave your brain at home and you will chuckle at some points and start laughing when the credits role and you will see the most likely longest first name of an actor in history: Mahershalalhashbaz Ali

 ;D
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 09-07-2010, 14:07:53
The A Team                                       7/10

Ive heard many say this movie sucks, but i think its very funny. I laughed alot several times. Im an old A Team fan , i guess those who arent wouldnt like the movie at all. I also think the new actors are very good replacements for the old ones, Murdock as my favorite maybe. Some of the scenes consist of unrealism to an extreme limit, like you have to be a genious in "unrealism" to invent such. Like a tank falling in parachute, beeing controlled by fireing the cannon to propell the tank, or to use the rotors of an old huey chopper to make a shield against bullets. So in other words, watch this film as a comedy  :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 09-07-2010, 15:07:44
The A Team                                       7/10

Ive heard many say this movie sucks, but i think its very funny. I laughed alot several times. Im an old A Team fan , i guess those who arent wouldnt like the movie at all. I also think the new actors are very good replacements for the old ones, Murdock as my favorite maybe. Some of the scenes consist of unrealism to an extreme limit, like you have to be a genious in "unrealism" to invent such. Like a tank falling in parachute, beeing controlled by fireing the cannon to propell the tank, or to use the rotors of an old huey chopper to make a shield against bullets. So in other words, watch this film as a comedy  :)



7/10 from me too - I thought the new B.A. was pretty cool, I mean it's an easy role to immitate, but a hard one to make convincing - and he did a real good job.  I love Liam Neison, so having him as hannibal was +1, I didn't like Face, something about him... just not a patch on Dirk. But it didn't spoil the film.  And I did a lol, which is rare.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 09-07-2010, 22:07:17
Predators

Attention, following might contain spoilers!!

OK so Im a big Predator and Alien geek, and after the horrendous movies (AvP and AvP:R) I had zero positive expectations on this movie. I was expecting it to have something utterly stupid that would rape the franchise even more. But I surprised to see that it was actually a rather alright Predator flick.

First of all, we are thrown into the movie straight away without stupid bullshit chit chat parts in which nothing happens for 30 mins. No, we are directly thrown into the unknown world with unknown people in an unknown situation. I liked that.

What goes to the plot is that theres a group of inviduals that are captured by the Yautja (Predators) who use all sorts of life forms as hunting game in their own little playground planet. These inviduals are all sorts of types ranging from mercenaries to rapists. I especially liked the big russian dude with a minigun. That dude had a child called Sascha. I was wondering where the hell was Natascha. I was expecting him to yell CRY SOME MOAAAARRR! at one point.

So the group must stick together in order to find out who they are facing, where they are and how the hell they get out. And in the course of the movie they naturally get picked out one by one. But the first to die, isnt a black dude, what a surprise! We also see a cameo from Matrix' Morpheous who had seem to flown over the cuckoos nest. Perhaps he was the best character with the russian dude right after him.

Then, the Predators of the movie. Warning: Next bit might cause severe geekgasming! Main Preds are, what I like to call, renegade predators. To my understanding these three main Predators are criminals in the eyes of the rest of the Predators within their clans, meaning they have performed unhonorable deeds and are thus banished from the clan society. So basically these badasses did something within their clan which caused the rest of the Preds to ditch them on a jungle planet.

I guess the "crime" they performed is what they do to the main cast, that is abducting all sorts of feisty fighters from all over the galaxies for their own little games. Usually its the other way around, the space hunters go to various worlds to hunt several different species until they end up fighting the ultimate prey, the Alien xenomorphs. So maybe hosting their own sports games on a remote planet is what got the rest of the clan get pissed off and kick these Renegades out from the clan society.

So what about the movie itself? It wasnt bad, hell no. It had like gazillion of references to good ol' Predator and Predator 2. Maybe a bit too much. Some of the scenes were literally ripping the first movie off so bad I only chuckled, but in a good way I guess.

I had expectations that this movie would make me facepalm and hate movie industry for raping my favorite Hollywood monster even more. But for my surprise, they didnt.

I give this movie 3/5.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Moose on 11-07-2010, 07:07:35
Låt den rätte komma in

Weird Vampire movie, super odd take, random violent scenes. Particularly enjoyed the ending pool scene. I'd say 4/5. Not at all what I expected, but you swedes are weird!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Yustax on 11-07-2010, 10:07:22
TOY STORY 3.

I know, I know; what Im doing watching this movie? If you thought that, then burn in hell. The world waited 11 years for another good Toy Story movie, and Pixar did not dissapoint.

The characters are just as you remember them, except for a few of them gone over the course of the first and second movies, like Bo for example or Etch. It was just a shocker that the toys learned how to use better ways to catch the attention of Andy that has grown up to 17-18 years old; even moving his cellphone for him to play with them one last time. It made me almost sight sadly as they thought they were going to the garbage, especially poor Jessie after that painful trauma a decade ago.

Even the end...it could be one of the best endings in all the Toy Story franchise, and what a fitting end, especially when Andy play's with them one last time after giving them away, hardly to a child that needed them most that him, those toys already made his life happy, now it was the time for another soul to be happy.

Goddamn it, I almost cried in sadness with the ending of this movie.

I recommend this movie with childre, by yourself, your girlfriend, or your friends; it is really a movie not for children for a way to say it. How come toys can made someone cry by the way?

In any case, I give this movie the rightous of 5/5.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 14-07-2010, 11:07:02
I hear ya!

For me, its a Live Free of Die Hard, perfect third part to the franchise... Toy Story 3... great movie...
9/10

Another good one, not quite as mature in its execution, but with some memorable characters like Raymond or 'Ramon' is the Princess and the Frog.. I love the twist on the tale and the humour is as always fresh... The setting too is quite magical... Definitely a keeper, and it sure does justice to the classic greats like Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast etc...

I love the way mama Odie, unlike the Shadow man does not in fact use her voodoo, which kinda keeps the goodness of the good guys... And some stupid churchy Chrsitian website or something claimed the voodoo in the movie made it unbefitting of a Disney movie... Whaddya want, a Chrsitian story?!!

I give this gem an 8/10... Glad to see Walt Disney in both 3D and 2D animation hasn't lost a hint of its pixie dust :-)


Still the stuff you'd want to raise your kids watching
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 14-07-2010, 18:07:02
The Last Airbender (2010)
For those of you who have seen the TV show, don't watch this movie.  Seriously, it will completely ruin everything for you.  I watched the TV show since it came out because I was 11 and it seemed pretty cool and I watched it until the series finale which was totally set up for a continuation series, so I was pretty excites years later to hear they were making a live-action of it, as if nothing live-action has ever been bad, ever.  The ending sucked, too, and I have a feeling that's where they lost their budget.  Everything except the effects was horrible, and its compounded by the fact that I had to see it in '3-D'.  If you are a fan, never see this movie.

0/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 14-07-2010, 22:07:34
I will say this about the new 2D disney though... As wonderful as it is to see the 'cassic's back', I noted that this last instalment was only as good as a Warner Bros movie in the '90s... I'm talking about the like of An American Tail: Feivel goes West and We're back, A Dinosaur Story... The songs were a tad better, not as memorable as Beauty and the Beas of Alladin, or the Jungle Book for that matter, and the story and charactes although great like I already said, were comparable to Rex from We're back or someone like that...

I certainly hope they continue with 2D cuz I've always believed 3D was meant to replace stuck-motion Animation, not cartoons... but they need to add alot more colour and shine to the new art form otherwise, this might as well be 1997... Oh, yes.. one Walt Disney Film this is comparable to, songs, characters, though a better build-up, is Hercules... So you might get my point... hence, the 8/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: :| Hi on 14-07-2010, 22:07:53
So, I turned the Tv on and flipped to G4 where they were showing Predator 2.

It was about 20 minutes in, but the movie was great. Its got some good tense scenes where you know some folks are totally fucked and are going to die in the next 3 minutes. The ending was pretty cool too.

4.5/5
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Sgt.KAR98 on 14-07-2010, 22:07:45
Blade II

Quite nice,the problem is that I watched this one before the first movie...that screws up the storyline.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 15-07-2010, 01:07:23
How to train a dragon... not sure if I got the title right, it was named in some other language...

Well, I noted something. We've gotten to the point where animation is as good as it will get for a while, and can be done easily... All that distinguishes now is story line... Story was cute.. but poorly executed with characters switching opinions too quickly and too predictably, especially regarding the main actor, who plays an over-played arche-type... the misunderstood son who has alot to live up to, but just wants to be different.

Sadly, I have to give this one a 2/5. The lowest I've rated for a movie I actually respect for effort.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 15-07-2010, 12:07:56
Oorlogswinter (Winterwar) - A film about a boy dealing with German occupation during WW2 how he decides to help the dutch resistance, quite good Sunday afternoon film, not horrific or blood n' guts horrific, but it does leave a sadness that you will feel for the rest of the day.

4/5
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 15-07-2010, 14:07:49
Predator

5 out of 5. Only got to see half but I love the b-movie action, really good for a late night movie. DUAL MP5! But most of the points are for the awesome Predator and the famous 'GET TO DA CHOPPAH' line.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 15-07-2010, 14:07:40
Predator

5 out of 5. Only got to see half but I love the b-movie action, really good for a late night movie. DUAL MP5! But most of the points are for the awesome Predator and the famous 'GET TO DA CHOPPAH' line.

dont get me started....

ahhahahahah too late... my fav predator lines have to be.

"come on out you fuckers old painless is waiting" -

"I'm gonna have me some fun, I'm gonna have me some fun" -

"The only way outta here is that valley that leads to the east. But I wouldn't wish that on a broke-dick dog. "

"You're ghostin' us, motherfucker. I don't care who you are back in the world, you give away our position one more time, I'll bleed ya, real quiet. Leave ya here. Got that? "

"Look Blain, you caught yourself a real pig"

had to search for this one it's epic
"Here we are again bro... Just you and me. Same kind of moon same kind of jungle. Real number 10 remember... Whole platoon, 32 men chopped into meat... We walk out just you and me, nobody else. Right on top huh? Not a scratch... Not a fuckin' scratch. You know who ever got you. They'll come back again. And when he does I'm gonna cut your name right into him... I'M GONNA CUT YOUR NAME RIGHT INTO HIM! "
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 15-07-2010, 14:07:47
I hear ya!
For me, its a Live Free of Die Hard, perfect third part to the franchise... Toy Story 3... great movie...
9/10

Even though Live Free or Die Hard was highly enjoyable I think you mean Die Hard With Vengeance, the 3rd part in the series.  ;)

Been wathcing a lot of TV shows lately but manage to squeeze in a movie every once and a while. These are a couple of recent viewings:

LEGION:
Skip it. Paul Bettany makes for a fine avenging angel and it's off to a good start, but halfway through you realize that the director simply doesn't know what he's doing. It's like he hasn't seen any horror/supernatural thriller since the 80's.

ARMORED:
Kinda liked this one. It's about a group of guys who drive armored money trucks and decide they're gonna get theirs. Of course nothing goes as planned. A real bloke-movie: there's maybe only one woman in it and the rest is filled with tough guys, led by Matt Dillon. It's far from perfect, but it's one of those movies you just like. Small cast and few locations, it could almost be a stageplay.  :-)

44 INCH CHEST:
Weird one, this, but again worth checking out. It's from the guys who wrote Sexy Beast and it's about a London gangster who finds out his wife had an affair and decides to vent his anger on the guy she's had the affair with. Again, almost a stageplay with basically one location and a group of fine actors, led by Ray Winstone. It's not hip and cool or anything like Snatch or Layer Cake, more weird and gritty. Nice to see Winstone playing the lead for once. Always strikes an imposing figure.


And big up to Winter in Wartime (that's the official english title): one of the few dutch movies that was actually plain good. Really liked it.
And Predator 2 too. It got a harsh reception back then, because it wasn't like an Arnie-predator but casting Danny Glover instead of a bulky man-mass like Arnie was a smart move. Okay, it's simply not as good as the original but as far as sequels go Predator 2 is just really cool with lots of thing to love about it. It's got great actors (Glover, Gary Busey, Bill Paxton, etc.), the setting of near-future LA-gone-to-shits is quite original for a sci-fi movie and it's got a great expanding storyline/plot.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 15-07-2010, 17:07:33
Loads of Predator goodness

"Bunch of slack-jawed faggots around here. This stuff will make you a god damned sexual Tyrannosaurus, just like me. "

"I ain't got time to bleed."

and

"Come on... Come on! Do it! Do it! Come on. Come on! Kill me! I'm here! Kill me! I'm here! Kill me! Come on! Kill me! I'm here! Come on! Do it now! Kill me! "

Are great quotes too.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Moose on 15-07-2010, 18:07:49

"I ain't got time to bleed."


My governor!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Arc9 on 15-07-2010, 22:07:31
Avatar-Overrated, shitty story, apparently retarded characters, weird cat people. Only plus side was the effects.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: UnknownSoldier on 16-07-2010, 11:07:04
if it bleeds we can kill it
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Matthew_Baker on 17-07-2010, 19:07:41
INCEPTION: 9.5 outta 10
I gotta say Nolan did one hell of a job on this one and it's right up there with the Dark Knight for me. Of course everyone's gonna love it for the effects' ability to fold cities in half and depict one of the most original fight sceens since the Matrix. But it's alot more than that.
Completely original storyline and screenplay with a concept never really explored at this level before. Highly complex storyline that keeps you engaged and thinking throughout the entire movie (which is extremly rare for many summer blockbusters out there) tied in with some good philosophical questions. It also happens to be one hell of an emotional rollercoaster as well. DiCaprio gives another great performance (I'm a little biased saying that considering I've liked just about everything he's done after Titanic... Blood Diamond/ The Departed/ Shutter Island) and believe it or not Juno played quite a convincing architect. Not to mention the ending is done very nicely ;)

Overall I would say to that it's a no brainer to see this movie... one of the bet I've seen in a while.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: SJonni on 17-07-2010, 21:07:03
The Deer Hunter 8/10.

Was expecting more Vietnam. Good movie anyways.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 18-07-2010, 01:07:28
Predators.
Haven´t seen the original movie, so I didn´t knew what to expect. The whole movie was "meh", with many questions unanswered and weird stuff going on. Wasn´t quite my cup of tea, but I liked the Russian guy with the mini-gun, since he reminded me of The Heavy (I just waited for him to start shouting "Cryyy some more!" :D). Except for that it was a shallow movie about people fighting Aliens. The plot wasn´t really needed and useless. If you´re a fan of the original movie or if you just enjoy seeing people fighting Aliens you´ll like it, but for me it was just "meh"...
5/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mr.Deceptive on 18-07-2010, 03:07:27
Predators.
Haven´t seen the original movie, so I didn´t knew what to expect. The whole movie was "meh", with many questions unanswered and weird stuff going on. Wasn´t quite my cup of tea, but I liked the Russian guy with the mini-gun, since he reminded me of The Heavy (I just waited for him to start shouting "Cryyy some more!" :D). Except for that it was a shallow movie about people fighting Aliens. The plot wasn´t really needed and useless. If you´re a fan of the original movie or if you just enjoy seeing people fighting Aliens you´ll like it, but for me it was just "meh"...
5/10

The minigun guy is a rip off of the original where some black dude reaks havok on the forest after the predator (theres only 1) kills his friend.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 18-07-2010, 03:07:35
Avatar the Last Airbender

2/5

So bad... awful dialogue and writing, kinda boring, thrown together, bad idea making a short movie based on a huge tv show.  I was so bored, so was my date eventually she just ended up voicing her own lines over the movie.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 18-07-2010, 03:07:30
Avatar the Last Airbender

2/5

So bad... awful dialogue and writing, kinda boring, thrown together, bad idea making a short movie based on a huge tv show.  I was so bored, so was my date eventually she just ended up voicing her own lines over the movie.

When, instead of wiping out the entire fire nation fleet, Aang just let the water subside, I turned to my mom and said; "That's when their budget ended!"
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 18-07-2010, 11:07:24
The minigun guy is a rip off of the original where some black dude reaks havok on the forest after the predator (theres only 1) kills his friend.

Since it's a Predator movie, some people will call it a hommage.  ;)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 19-07-2010, 04:07:16
So weit die Füße tragen (2001)

10/10  -A great film, though I can't vouch for its historical accuracy, its story and presentation is impeccable.  I highly recommend it to anybody.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Moose on 20-07-2010, 08:07:21
Rec 2

As good as the original, 5/5. Still had me shitting my pants
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Capten_C on 20-07-2010, 14:07:59

Youtube - The Damned United (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYzsswqPk6s)
Just finished watching this, taped it over the weekend.

Brilliant role acting by Michael Sheen as "old big head" Brian Cough. If you like football you'll love and laugh watching it!  ;D

Quote
Taking over England's top football club Leeds United, previously successful manager Brian Clough's abrasive approach and his clear dislike of the players' dirty style of play make it certain there is going to be friction. Glimpses of his earlier career help explain both his hostility to previous manager Don Revie and how much he is missing right-hand man Peter Taylor who has loyally stayed with Brighton & Hove Albion.

I'd give it a 9/10.  :)

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 20-07-2010, 15:07:30
The Big Lebowski.

Was on TV a few days or weeks ago, glad I could see it again. I just love everything from the Coen brothers, movie might have no real ending but it sure is good.

6/5.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Thorondor123 on 20-07-2010, 15:07:08
Seriously, that film is on the telly like every two months.

Maybe I should see it some time ;D
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 20-07-2010, 16:07:08
Seriously, that film is on the telly like every two months.

Maybe I should see it some time ;D

it was meh.  I did watch it while i had the flu, I could have watched star wars the porno and come away thinking it was crap though, just a frame of mind for the time kinda thing.
I found it ambling, sort of go nowhere.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 20-07-2010, 16:07:11

Youtube - The Damned United (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYzsswqPk6s)
Just finished watching this, taped it over the weekend.

Brilliant role acting by Michael Sheen as "old big head" Brian Cough. If you like football you'll love and laugh watching it!  ;D

Quote
Taking over England's top football club Leeds United, previously successful manager Brian Clough's abrasive approach and his clear dislike of the players' dirty style of play make it certain there is going to be friction. Glimpses of his earlier career help explain both his hostility to previous manager Don Revie and how much he is missing right-hand man Peter Taylor who has loyally stayed with Brighton & Hove Albion.

I'd give it a 9/10.  :)


Ah I fucking loved that movie!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 20-07-2010, 16:07:26
You had the flu, no clear mind, you had no idea what the movie was about. It was awesome.

And well, it's not that often on TV in the Netherlands, I had seen it before when I was younger but now I really got the story.

But then again, I'm a Coen brothers fanboy, love all of their movies.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Capten_C on 21-07-2010, 01:07:54

Youtube - The Damned United (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYzsswqPk6s)
Just finished watching this, taped it over the weekend.

Brilliant role acting by Michael Sheen as "old big head" Brian Cough. If you like football you'll love and laugh watching it!  ;D

Quote
Taking over England's top football club Leeds United, previously successful manager Brian Clough's abrasive approach and his clear dislike of the players' dirty style of play make it certain there is going to be friction. Glimpses of his earlier career help explain both his hostility to previous manager Don Revie and how much he is missing right-hand man Peter Taylor who has loyally stayed with Brighton & Hove Albion.

I'd give it a 9/10.  :)


Ah I fucking loved that movie!

Heh, I think I'm going to watch it all over again!  8)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Flyboy1942 on 21-07-2010, 19:07:22
Inception - 9/10

Definitely one of the better movies this year/last few years. To say that this movie sucks you in and twists you around a bit is a massive understatement. It's very refreshing to see a blockbuster that actually takes a look at complex ideas and requires the audience to think. A huge amount of the film was spent covering the background concepts and character motivations. I mean, there was barely enough time to get the audience to a point where it understands whats going on, there's that much to cover. This means that only the main (Di Caprio's) character is fully explored, but the director/writers did a good job giving a basic impression of the personalities of the supporting cast with the extremely brief amount of time each was allocated for introduction. Ellen Page (!=Juno) had the most time to develop her character besides Di Caprio, and she was constrained to a role that primarily expanded Di Caprio's character (role she fulfilled very well I must add).

But you're not just sitting there pondering about ideas and people-you're on the edge of your seat, following every movement and scene with wide eyes, trying to catch the detail and ramifications of everything thats happening on every level. All of the ideas and character development happen during some of the most unique and enthralling CGI I've seen in a film. I cringed a little at the occasional stormtrooper aim and bulletproof taxi, but I was so immersed in what was going on I didn't care in the long run.

Overall the film manages to combine mental and visual goldmines in a way that holds your attention like very few films do. By then end when you finally look around and realize where you are, you'll also realize that much more time has gone by than you thought, kinda like a dream. :P The only thing regrettable is that the other characters simply couldn't be developed because theres no room in the film. I found myself wanting to know more and see more of this world, but definitely left satisfied with the experience overall.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Moose on 22-07-2010, 00:07:19
Maybe they'll be an extended edition when it's released on bluray that will help you flyboy
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Flyboy1942 on 22-07-2010, 06:07:07
Thanks Moose. You've given me a glimmer of hope in a cruel, dark, world.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 22-07-2010, 11:07:48
nice review Flyboy - definatley gonna catch this one.



Last night I saw Predators.  4.5/5
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I'm a huge Predator fan, I grew up on the errie clicks of distant hunting Predators and this film did not disappoint, ignoring the AVP films Predators puts you right back into the basic plot of Predator.  The elite of mankind vs. the Predator(s).  This time you see the Hish who are renegade Predators hunting for fun/sport, by nature they do not fight with the same honour code as the Yautja, the Hish are slightly larger and have a different facial structure, although you don't see them up close, when unmasked it looks like they have an extra set of mandibles and clearly have different eyes meaning that the seperation from the main pack of Predators must be generations old (or enough time to genetically change) - as the nut-job US soldier explains, "it's like the difference between dogs and wolves".

The movie would have got 5/5 and be on parr with the original except for a few small things...

The film is just not long enough for me (so here is the first minus .1) I was left wondering a great many things, which is nice that a movie can do that, but also annoying that I left unfulfilled...but in a good way.

My second minus .1 is that script writers still depict the Predators as an advanced alien race, but then when it suits the storyline they are nothing but a 7ft tall dumb lizard.  For a race that crafts plasma cannons and cloaking devices, and can see in a range of visual HUDs, you would think by now they might have developed a gadget that can see through cold wet mud.  As the nut-job US soldier, again expalins, - "each time one gets beat by us, they learn, come back with different tactics and weapons"... Perhaps cold wet mud is the ultimate barrier for the Predator race?

My third minus .1 is the Predator dogs, the CGi was awful, really bad, - the Wargs in LoTR were better and that film is years old now.  And also the Preda-dogs just seem to disappear, if I was loose on an alien planet, even after all the shit had died down, I'd be watching my back thinking "ok we still have to deal with those fucking Preda-dogs, they must be real hungry by now."  Plot hole! minus .1

Go see this!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mr.Deceptive on 22-07-2010, 12:07:42
I watched The Notebook starring Rachel Mcadams with my boyfriend and we really enjoyed it.

An extremely good love story/movie : )
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: THeTA0123 on 22-07-2010, 13:07:52
Barb wire

3/10

not much to say about this...
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 22-07-2010, 15:07:52
Editing my Predator score, sorry just removing .2 for this image never making it to the film.  >:(

(http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/622/76225362.jpg)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: :| Hi on 22-07-2010, 19:07:43
Oh ok Von.small, I was thinking "4.5?" when deducting points  :P
I must say that Predators 2 left me wanting to watch some more predator movies
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 22-07-2010, 19:07:18
Predator, Predator 2, Predators.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 23-07-2010, 17:07:27
The Invention of Lying

Movie directed by (the genious) Ricky Gervais. Released in 2009.

Gervais plays basically the same character he always does. The small, fat, snout-nosed loser.
The movie is about a world where lying never was invented. People always tell the truth.

Pepsi got the motto "for when they don't have coke" for example.

Gervais is a manuscrip writer for movies. All movies are just a man reading history, as that is the truth. Actors would be "lying".
Gervais gets fired and evicted. When going to the bank to withdraw his last 300 dollars, he for some reason lies and says he's got 800 dollars in his account. The cashier thinks there has been an error in their system.

Ricky Gervais has told the worlds first lie, and now his life is turning completely around.


In general, not that good a film, but it was actually very enjoyable. Much 'cause I love Ricky Gervais.

7/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 23-07-2010, 17:07:08
It had some really good moments, especially when he explains the concept of a god, but otherwise not worth watching twice.

Edit:  Just saw Inception... so good...  a real mind fuck.  like the Matrix on crack but a hundred times better, an 8.5/10.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 24-07-2010, 12:07:45
I'm so gonna see Inception today!

But last night I came home a bit tipsy and decided to finally put Three Amigos on, which I had recorded months ago. I have seen this movie dozens of times when I was a kid so I was really curious if I would still like it.

Of all the Saturday Night Life vehicles of the 80s this one hasn't really aged that well and it sure is no Ghostbusters, Fletch or Trading Places. It's all rather siilly but with Steve Martin and Chevy Chase together in one movie that of course was probably the point. So yeah, still funny and still recommendable :)

And all hail Chevy Chase for puling off that dismounting scene. It's a bit brilliant actually:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yNV-GXoeCM&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yNV-GXoeCM&feature=related)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 24-07-2010, 19:07:52
Inception 9/10

First movie since A Scanner Darkly that made me actually think instead of just sitting there watching explosions for an hour. Several people complained afterward that 'their heads hurt,' and I found that funny. 

**SPOILER ALERT**

Though I could see the twist ending from the scene where they were on the window-ledge. (you know, where what he thought was reality was actually also a dream.)  That, to me, was just a bit too obvious.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 24-07-2010, 19:07:29
*** SPOILER ALERT ***

Inception 9/10

Though I could see the twist ending from the scene where they were on the window-ledge. (you know, where what he thought was reality was actually also a dream.)  That, to me, was just a bit too obvious.

Sorry, what twist ending? It was an open ending.

But the movie itself: WOW! Christopher Nolan truly is Hollywood's saviour. So much so that a perfectly decent film like Insomnia almost feels unispired and lazy, compared to the rest of his movies. What an impeccable resumé is this guy building up. :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Flyboy1942 on 24-07-2010, 20:07:58
********INCEPTION SPOILER ALERT************

Seriously, spoiler.


Yeah I agree it was definitely and open ending. The totem wobbles just enough that it might fall down or stay up. They must have shot that scene a few times to get a shot that was that open.

Personally I thought there would be a twist where his wife was actually right, and that the totem was just a part of his dream within a dream that reacted how he wanted it to. But the open ending gives a nice extra "mindfuck for the road" as you leave the theatre questioning reality like a new-age hippy or a first year philosophy major...
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 24-07-2010, 21:07:37
I'm going to tell myself that it fell.  It looked like that was what was happening anyway.

And good lord I hated the wife, "Mal" or whatever.  She had a weird wart on her forehead, it kept bugging me.

My favourite character was definitely Mr. Saito.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tunza on 26-07-2010, 15:07:37
The Damned United.

4/5

This movie is prolly the best movie i've seen in this decade. And as a Derby County fan i loved it even more. Sad that Mr. Clough and Rams parted company and he joined the bloody leeds :(
Michael Sheen does brilliant job as Mr. Clough and Colm Meaney did fantastic as Revie. I haven't had pleasure to read the book, but some day i will.

We need more personalities in modern football!
 
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 26-07-2010, 15:07:02
2012 - prolly the worst movie I've seen since alexander.  a flacid 1/5 and it only gets 1 because I thought how awesome would it be to try and fly a light aircraft through a collapsing world, after that my mind switched off and I wondered if it was raining outside.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Flyboy1942 on 26-07-2010, 20:07:31
2012 - prolly the worst movie I've seen since alexander.  a flacid 1/5 and it only gets 1 because I thought how awesome would it be to try and fly a light aircraft through a collapsing world, after that my mind switched off and I wondered if it was raining outside.

Dude. If a Cessna can fly though a thick cloud of Volcanic ash, why dont we strap rockets onto those and use them as ground attack aircraft in Iraq. Theyre obviously more robust than anything even the military is using now... XD

I'm going to tell myself that it fell.  It looked like that was what was happening anyway.

And good lord I hated the wife, "Mal" or whatever.  She had a weird wart on her forehead, it kept bugging me.

My favourite character was definitely Mr. Saito.

But it was spinning longer than it usually does, and was originally his wifes in the first place... *mischievous grin*
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 26-07-2010, 21:07:43
Dude. If a Cessna can fly though a thick cloud of Volcanic ash, why dont we strap rockets onto those and use them as ground attack aircraft in Iraq. Theyre obviously more robust than anything even the military is using now... XD

lol, I know man - I was thinking the controls would have broken his arms by now and the whole plane would have caught fire in about 10 different sequences.. still worth a go - big cigar, end of the world scenario, beer in your hand
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Abuzer on 27-07-2010, 02:07:06
The Ghost Writer - 2010 - 9/10

It's by Polanski, and its extremely good. Good acting and intrigue, it feels and plays out like an Hitchcock movie.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 29-07-2010, 08:07:05
you all do that, you just don't admit. so shut up :)

That's why humans evolved with hands AND fingers. *chuckles*

....okok lets get out of this mess...

I watched the Sorcerer's Apprentice yesterday.
Should have known that a great story line could be f-ed over by Disney.
What sounded like a promising movie turned into a shallow teen flick with no real character or plot development. Call it a movie for all those college, no friends and a bit nerdy guys out there, who want to get the girl after all. Nicolas Cage as a Sorcerer was great, as was Alfred Molina as the villain, but the script didn't really allow them to show their works.

I'd give it a 5/10 and that is mainly because it had my favourite poem's scene (as used in Fantasia) from Goethe's "Der Zauberlehrling"

Quote
Der Zauberlehrling             The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe             Translation by Brigitte Dubiel
Hat der alte Hexenmeister             Good! The sorcerer, my old master
sich doch einmal wegbegeben!     left me here alone today!
Und nun sollen seine Geister             Now his spirits, for a change,
auch nach meinem Willen leben!     my own wishes shall obey!
Seine Wort' und Werke                     Having memorized
merkt' ich, und den Brauch,             what to say and do,
und mit Geistesstärke                     with my powers of will I can
tu ich Wunder auch.                     do some witching, too!
     
   Walle, walle,                               Go, I say,
   manche Strecke,                       Go on your way,
   dass zum Zwecke                       do not tarry,
   Wasser fliesse,                               water carry,
   und mit reichem, vollem Schwalle       let it flow abundantly,
   zu dem Bade sich ergiesse!               and prepare a bath for me!
     
Und nun komm, du alter Besen!     Come on now, old broom, get dressed,
Nimm die schlechten Lumpenhüllen     these old rags will do just fine!
Bist schon lange Knecht gewesen:     You're a slave in any case,
nun erfülle meinen Willen!             and today you will be mine!
Auf zwei Beinen stehe,                     May you have two legs,
oben sei der Kopf,                     and a head on top,
eile nun, und gehe                     take the bucket, quick
mit dem Wassertopf!                     hurry, do not stop!
     
   Walle, walle,                               Go, I say,
   manche Strecke,                       Go on your way,
   dass zum Zwecke                       do not tarry,
   Wasser fliesse,                               water carry,
   und mit reichem, vollem Schwalle       let it flow abundantly,
   zu dem Bade sich ergiesse.               and prepare a bath for me.
     
Seht, er läuft zum Ufer nieder!     Look, how to the bank he's running!
Wahrlich! ist schon an dem Flusse,     and now he has reached the river,
und mit Blitzesschnelle wieder     he returns, as quick as lightning,
ist er hier mit raschem Gusse.     once more water to deliver.
Schon zum zweiten Male!             Look! The tub already
Wie das Becken schwillt!             is almost filled up!
Wie sich jede Schale                     And now he is filling
voll mit Wasser füllt!                     every bowl and cup!
     
   Stehe! Stehe!                               Stop! Stand still!
   Denn wir haben                       Heed my will!
   deiner Gaben                               I've enough
   Vollgemessen!                               of the stuff!
   Ach, ich merk' es! Wehe! Wehe!       I've forgotten - woe is me!
   Hab' ich doch das Wort vergessen!  what the magic word may be.
     
Ach, das Wort, worauf am Ende     Oh, the word to change him back
er das wird, was er gewesen!     into what he was before!
Ach, er läuft und bringt behende!     Oh, he runs, and keeps on going!
Wärst du doch der alte Besen!     Wish you'd be a broom once more!
Immer neue Güsse                     He keeps bringing water
bringt er schnell herein,             quickly as can be,
Ach, und hundert Flüsse             and a hundred rivers
stürzen auf mich ein!                     he pours down on me!
     
   Nein, nicht länger                       No, no longer
   kann ich's lassen,                       can I let him,
   will ihn fassen,                               I must get him
   das ist Tücke!                               with some trick!
   Ach, nun wird mir immer bänger!       I'm beginning to feel sick.
   Welche Miene! Welche Blicke!       What a look! - and what a face!
     
O, du Ausgeburt der Hölle!            O, you ugly child of Hades!
Soll das ganze Haus ersaufen?    The entire house will drown!
Seh' ich über jede Schwelle            Everywhere I look, I see
doch schon Wasserströme laufen.    water, water, running down.
Ein verruchter Besen!                    Be you damned, old broom,
der nicht hören will!                    why won't you obey?
Stock, der du gewesen,            Be a stick once more,
steh doch wieder still!                    please, I beg you, stay!
     
   Willst's am Ende                        Is the end
   gar nicht lassen?                        not in sight?
   Will dich fassen,                        I will grab you,
   will dich halten,                        hold you tight,
   und das alte Holz behende                with my axe I'll split the brittle
   mit dem scharfen Beile spalten.        old wood smartly down the middle.
     
Seht, da kommt er schleppend wieder!    Here he comes again with water!
Wie ich mich nur auf dich werfe,            Now I'll throw myself upon you,
gleich, o Kobold, liegst du nieder!            and the sharpness of my axe
Krachend trifft die glatte Schärfe.            I will test, o spirit, on you.
Wahrlich, brav getroffen!                    Well, a perfect hit!
Seht, er ist entzwei!                            See how he is split!
Und nun kann ich hoffen,                    Now there's hope for me,
und ich atme frei!                            and I can breathe free!
     
   Wehe! Wehe!                                Woe is me! Both pieces
   Beide Teile                                come to life anew,
   steh'n in Eile                                now, to do my bidding
   schon als Knechte                        I have servants two!
   völlig fertig in die Höhe!                Help me, o great powers!
   Helft mir, ach ihr hohen Mächte!        Please, I'm begging you!
     
Und sie laufen! Nass und nässer    And they're running! Wet and wetter
wird's im Saal und auf den Stufen,    get the stairs, the rooms, the hall!
Welch entsetzliches Gewässer!    What a deluge! What a flood!
Herr und Meister, hör' mich rufen!    Lord and master, hear my call!
Ach, da kommt der Meister!            Ah, here comes the master!
Herr, die Not ist groß!                    I have need of Thee!
Die ich rief, die Geister,            from the spirits that I called
werd' ich nun nicht los.                    Sir, deliver me!
     
  „In die Ecke                              “Back now, broom,
   Besen, Besen!                              into the closet!
   Seids gewesen,                      Be thou as thou
   denn als Geister                      wert before!
   ruft euch nur zu seinem Zwecke      Until I, the real master
   erst hervor der alte Meister!”      call thee forth to serve once more!”
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 29-07-2010, 13:07:23
Had run out of 30 Rock episodes recently so decided to see what the cast had been up to before or during this show.
Watched Mean Girls (2004, written by Tina Fey, aslo starring by the way) and Kevin Smith's Cop Out (2010, starring Tracy Morgan)

Mean Girls: saw this one years ago already but didn't really pay it any attention back then. Was cool seeing it again with added background knowledge. It's no Clueless, but it's a cool, sweet and slightly left-field take on a pretty rigid genre. And never really got the whole Lindsey Lohan deal, but here I must admit, I kind of get it. She's cute. Some nice Saturday Night Live sideline parts as well (Tina Fey, Amy Poehler) and even the janitor from Scrubs turns up. :)

Cop Out: Skip it. Bad, bad Kevin Smith! It's the first Smith movie he hasn't written himself and boy it shows. What a mess of a movie. Basically tries to emulate Beverly Hills Cop via a 48 Hours type of set-up, without the humor. It's constantly just on the verge of funny, but can't quite reach it. It had it's moments, but for me it's the first Smith-fail. Oh, hmm, but I haven't seen Jersey Girl yet. ;)
This Cop Out was apparently his first director-for-hire gig but they should've just let him write it as well. There was humor in there somewhere but the current writers sure as hell couldn't find it, or something.
Basically the changing of the first title "A Couple Of Dicks" to "Cop Out" says it all.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 01-08-2010, 04:08:25
Lord Of War - 8/10

Very good movie.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: UnknownSoldier on 01-08-2010, 05:08:08
+Spoiler+


i find the ending where he is captured by the interpol guy then released to be interesting
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mr.Deceptive on 01-08-2010, 05:08:26
Lord Of War - 8/10

Very good movie.

GREAT movie. The only movie after The Wicker Man where Cage is bearable to watch.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Chariot on 01-08-2010, 06:08:29
The Chronicles of Riddick
8/10
A very nice sci-fi action film
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 01-08-2010, 07:08:32
   Predators           

First part quite good, having pretty much the same feeling as Predator 1. Pretty much exactly the same , after a while it get too many similarities. Its also too predictable. I dont think really this pianist-guy suits too well in this movie and pull it one point down aswell               
                                                                                             6/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 01-08-2010, 11:08:18
Lord Of War - 8/10

Very good movie.

GREAT movie. The only movie after The Wicker Man where Cage is bearable to watch.

Haha, I'm a big Nicholas Cage fan and Lord Of War is indeed one of his finest films, but The Wicker Man sucks tennisballs through a gardening hose, imo. Pointless remake. This is the first time I see somebody (who dislikes Cage) recommend this movie. I will give it another shot. :)

Saw Predators as well two days ago. I'm a big but very sensitive fan, and although it did a couple of things wrong, it also did a lot of things right.

<<< SPOILERS >>>

Robert Rodriguez is obviously a true fan of the original. The story stays true to the Predator formula but adds little differences. I had to get used to the fact that the people we follow in this movie aren't a cohesive fighting unit like in the original so it wasn't gonna be the tactical shooter I was hoping for. But the idea to take "predators" from earth (killers/elite soldiers/assassins/etc.) and pit them against Predators is a cool one and after a while I started to get more into the survival-horror aspect of the movie. Adrian Brody is a surprise in this movie as a tough leading man and the rest of the casting feels fresh. He get s alot of flak for being unbelievable, but to me it'works, and it's a sign the filmmakers had at least the right intentions with this movie. Despite it's big franchise-roots this is a low budget movie and it relies heavily on proper actors instead of overwhelming SFX.
Some action scenes could've done with some better editing/directing but the story overall works and they got the mood right. Thanks to a lot of, but not too much, nods and winks to the original.
Big minus is the fact that nobody but Hanzo got a proper death-scene. Now that is probably deliberate but I felt a bit let down. I get that they weren't making a gloryfying heroic sci-fi epic (you know, with slo-mo shots, heroic deeds and all) and in the end it fits with the movie: it's a bunch of single-minded individuals who are trying to survive. It wasn't like a fantasy RPG band of merry explorers where everybody had his thing, the warrior, the mage, etc. Here we have a sniper who doesn't snipe and a minigun sporting guy who doesn't support, for example. I would've liked to see that movie, but Rodriguez probably had other ideas.

Pro: story, look, feel
Cons: actionscenes could've easily been better, even with the absent of proper military tactics. A couple of FX shot don't convince, but that's thanks to the budget I guess. At least they use 'm wiesly.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: THeTA0123 on 01-08-2010, 11:08:37
hero

8/10

Its like japanese anime but then like a movie and chinese. I must say i like the design of costumes and such, but i found the whole floating impossible battles to much.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Capten_C on 02-08-2010, 14:08:26
Well I couldn't wait any longer for it to be shown on TV so I bought the DvD Che - Part One and Two - The Complete Story.

If like me you haven't read much about him etc I'd say the film does a fair job of filling you in on the Guerilla warfare in Cuba.
Nice fighting action etc, plenty of  Garand rifes on show, >Part 1< (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lT-VGqnQmo)  is all about that.
Check out Damian Bichir who plays Castro + the Epic Beard (http://www.firstshowing.net/img/bichir-as-castro-01.jpg) homage!  8) (I've adopted it as my own beard template! :D )

>Part 2< (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74P62XbMqFE) is when Che tries to start a similar revoloution in Bolivia, and this part captures fail after fail after fail, good action sceens mixed with lots of walking through jungles etc You do get the feeling of "Oh noes" a lot as it all falls apart with the CIA trained Bolivian Army on their tails.

I had to watch the films bit by bit, they are both 2 hrs long.

I'd give 7.5/10 for Part 1  7/10 for Part 2.  :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 02-08-2010, 14:08:20
Yep, I like Che Part I and Part II a lot aswell. Great flicks. :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 02-08-2010, 15:08:43
hero

8/10

Its like japanese anime but then like a movie and chinese. I must say i like the design of costumes and such, but i found the whole floating impossible battles to much.

Nothing is impossible in Wuxia movies, that's the cool thing about it! ;-)
But, even though I adore Hero, it could've done with a little less style over substance, choreography-wise (Zhang Yimou made the same "mistake" in House Of Flying Daggers). Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon did that way better, with more grounded combat. If you have Donnie Yen and Jet Li going head to head in your movie you skip the slo-mo, CGI and wires and you simply film the magic that takes place. :) But overall the movie is a work of art.
If you like the more "realistic" asian period movies, I strongly suggest you watch Korean flick "Musa - The Warrior", if you haven't already. Cinematic perfection, imo. And yes, all the 4 films mentioned have Ziyi Zhang in them. God, I was so in love with her 10 years ago...  :P


And Capten, thanks for reminding me of Che 1 & 2. Only now I remember I only saw part 1 in the cinema and forgot about ever seeing part 2. But I must admit I wasn't that impressed by it. Of course, it's maestro Soderbergh and the movie is meticulously well made and acted, but as a movie it just didn't grab me that much. In comparison: I missed the 3rd part of the Swedish Millennium trilogy in the theatre recently and am still bummed out about it cuz I have to know how it ends. Not so much with Che 1 & 2, apparently.  :-\
Not a negative comment per sé, I was just surprised by the fact that I haven't thought about that movie untill you brought it up here. But will look it up.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Capten_C on 02-08-2010, 15:08:06
I think they are both films that I'd have trouble concentrating on at the Cinema too, definatley slow to come to the boil. They are best enjoyed in your own time when you can take a break in between for a cup of tea/beer/piss insert of your choice.  ;)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: NTH on 03-08-2010, 12:08:58
Shutter Island.

I give it a 9/10.

What can I say, I am a big Martin Scorsese fan.
With Shutter Island he provides a thriller with a twisted end. The scenes are beautifull to watch.

Small plot outline. Set in 1954, a Marshall (Leonardo Di Caprio) investigates the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.
He is not getting cooperation from the staff? Someone is holding back. Why?

Go see this one if you haven't done already.
The movie is based on Dennis Lehane's novel. He is an author mentioned in this thread:

http://fhpubforum.warumdarum.de/index.php?topic=1439.30 (http://fhpubforum.warumdarum.de/index.php?topic=1439.30)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 15-08-2010, 12:08:05
The Good, The Bad, & The Weird

7/10

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjrhkJYLnl4

 ;) epic funny film with Sth korean style.
Some anachronism about weapons (the weird carry walther p38) but otherwise nice.
Something refreshing, i just hope more foreign film to become more accessible (chinese/russian/finnish ww2 film)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: THeTA0123 on 15-08-2010, 12:08:34
War of the worlds

9/10

The way the tripods are made is just fantastic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doO-8KtoQYM
and freaking terrifieng
i saw this movie in the cinema, and people shat bricks when this scene came
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 15-08-2010, 13:08:56
Stalingrad: 8,5/10
Pretty well done. Sure, uniforms and other things aren´t totally accurate, but the way this movie tells the story from a German perspective is great. No gloryfication, no heroes, just dirt, pain, agony, officer assholes and the mercyless and cold Russian Winter. The Russians are portrayed as human beings as well, and the Germans are neither heroes nor are all of them monsters. The end is tragic and leaves a strange feeling, after you´ve finished this great movie.

PS ;) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p0rVYucwJs)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Chariot on 15-08-2010, 13:08:03
Letters From Iwo Jima
9/10
I very much enjoyed this movie. It's not often you come across a movie that documents the Japanese point of view of the war. The Japanese point of view paired with Clint Eastwood as a director makes 'Letters from Iwo Jima' a great film.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 15-08-2010, 13:08:07
The Good, The Bad, & The Weird
7/10

 ;) epic funny film with Sth korean style.
Some anachronism about weapons (the weird carry walther p38) but otherwise nice.
Something refreshing, i just hope more foreign film to become more accessible (chinese/russian/finnish ww2 film)

Check out Sukyaki Western Django then. It's basically a postmodern over-the-top remake of Fistfull Of Dollars, with japanese actors speaking english dialogue phonetically. I guess it's a bit in the same vein as The Good, The Bad and The Weird, which I still haven't seen yet. Great fun.


The latest movies I've seen:

The Crazies [2010]
Remake of Romero's low-budget "classic" featuring one of my favourite contemporary actors, Timothy Olyphant. It's far from perfect but as remakes go this one is alright. Starts out really well and suspenseful but slides into well know horror-territory halfway through. Thankfully the ending makes up for it. It won't blow your socks off and people expecting a high powered remake á la Dawn Of The Dead have to look elsewhere. It's more of a good looking survival sci-fi picture. I just expected a little more crazy, that's all.  :)

They Live [1988]
John Carpenter's 80's paranoia classic. It's about a drifter who comes across an alien plot to rule Earth without us knowing. Sort of a low budget proto-Matrix. It's original and funny and holds up surprisingly well, despite it's exploitative tongue-in-cheek nature. And its legendary fight scene is simply too classic to miss.


Maybe tonight I'll watch Stalingrad again. It's been a while and it is kind of a summer movie. Not a movie to watch in wintertime. ;)
Oh, watched Leningrad a while ago by the way. A bit of a so-so movie, but definitely worth a watch.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 15-08-2010, 16:08:11
The long fight scene in They Live is hilarious. When this wrestler-actor try to make the black actor wear his sunglasses  ;D
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 15-08-2010, 19:08:16
El Mariachi

5.5/10

not very good quality video, but decent story.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 16-08-2010, 11:08:53
The Green Zone

... 3/5 ... tries to tell too much of a story in too short of time, interesting though, say what you want about america, but the ability to undermine itself is sometimes very honourable.  Everyone knew the war on Iraq was unjust, Bush & Blair should go on trial for war crimes.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 16-08-2010, 20:08:16
       Inception                            6/10

 Most people ive talked to liked it alot better than me. The plot itself is stupid imo, about a team specialized in stealing information from people in their dreams. How they chose to visualize that plot wasnt good either. And the set of logic rules, their system of how dreams work and how they acted in them was not how i imagined it could have been. Aswell as the "interesting" stuff turned out to be a story put in the shadow of the big drama/love story, as usual.
  The good parts was some mystery about what was a dream and whats not, the effects (entertaining enough, but nothing new) and allright actors.   
   
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 16-08-2010, 22:08:20
Stalingrad: 8,5/10
Pretty well done. Sure, uniforms and other things aren´t totally accurate, but the way this movie tells the story from a German perspective is great. No gloryfication, no heroes, just dirt, pain, agony, officer assholes and the mercyless and cold Russian Winter. The Russians are portrayed as human beings as well, and the Germans are neither heroes nor are all of them monsters. The end is tragic and leaves a strange feeling, after you´ve finished this great movie.

PS ;) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p0rVYucwJs)
Great movie indeed

I love how the director really made the viewer feel in the end, excuse me for using this word but I think it's the best fitting word: FUBAR

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: :| Hi on 18-08-2010, 23:08:47
So. Charlie and the chocolate factory, the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory remake.
Fuck this movie. 0/0
Its like comparing Predator 2/Monty Python against the mario brothers movie. The original will always be the best.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Chariot on 19-08-2010, 01:08:32
Secondhand Lions
Plot: 9/10
Acting: 9/10
Character development: 10/10
Setting to fit the story: 10/10
Overall: 9.5/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Invincible on 19-08-2010, 17:08:58
The last airbender 2010. (3D)

Amazing work there, The story + settings + caracters are done realy well!
It feels like the avatar series, It realy does.
If you seen the series, Go see it! If you didn't it still is a good movie!

9/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 20-08-2010, 09:08:18
The last airbender 2010. (3D)

Amazing work there, The story + settings + caracters are done realy well!
It feels like the avatar series, It realy does.
If you seen the series, Go see it! If you didn't it still is a good movie!

9/10

You must be kidding me?! 95% of all people who saw that movie and talked to me afterwards found it to be utterly bad and not even close to the series.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 20-08-2010, 17:08:40

         Valhalla Rising                            9/10

The best movie ive seen in a looooong time. I think people might have very different views on this movie cause its very special. Its quite low-budget, but it have exactly what it needs of effects. I really love the fight scenes, theyre short, effective and brutal, and realistic i think ( i dont know cause ive never seen anyone get killed by an axe ) People who like hollywood action would perhaps not like this movie. The action scenes are kinda not spectacular.
    Its not too much action either. It contain some long silent scenes and alot of great nature. The movie has alot of symbolism, some which i dont really understand, ill see it again very soon. I would say the main topic of the film is how the heathen religions were destroyed by greedy fanatical christians, aswell as revenge. It show a brutal, chaotic world, quite fantasy-like, but real. Its not set in an accurate particular time, does not have people who have existed in real, but its still very in touch with the reality of vikings around year 1000.
   I cant really compare this movie with anything ive seen. The closest i get is " Aguirre Der Zorn Gottes", or some kinda mixture of Apocalypse Now and Gladiator, with the seriousness of Das Boot, but with less budget. Maybe i just have a weird taste, but anyhow i strongly recommand this movie. It should be the first movie you see  ;)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 20-08-2010, 18:08:40
The last airbender 2010. (3D)

Amazing work there, The story + settings + caracters are done realy well!
It feels like the avatar series, It realy does.
If you seen the series, Go see it! If you didn't it still is a good movie!

9/10

You must be kidding me?! 95% of all people who saw that movie and talked to me afterwards found it to be utterly bad and not even close to the series.

If I may quote Cracked.com:

If your English-speaking movie is an adaptation of an English-speaking TV show being marketed to English-speaking audiences, you have absolutely no excuse for pronouncing all of your character's names wrong. Unless you've never actually seen the show, which...really makes a lot of sense, come to think of it.

Aang is the title character, a charming mystic youth called an "airbender" whose irreverent charm and happy-go-lucky attitude caused the complete and total genocide of his people. His name is pronounced like the last syllable in "boomerang". It is not pronounced like "hung" without the "h".



General Iroh is pronounced "eye rho" is not pronounced "ee rho". He offers wisdom and guidance to many characters in the show, followed by rough, unfriendly sex in the back of a van by the looks of him.



Sokka is pronounced exactly the way it looks in the show. In the film, it's "soak a". He's the wacky comic relief in the series, which would usually mean he's the really fucking annoying one in the movie - but apparently even "annoying" is too much character depth of Shyamalan, so he's just a block of human-shaped wood surrounded by special effects like everybody else.



Gaping Plot Holes and Hollywood Ruination
Many parts of the show's story were blended together for the film. And that's understandable. Movies are a short-form medium: Some condensing of the plot and some missing characters are to be expected. If done skillfully, an adaptation can still capture the essence of the show for the movie-going audience, while maintaining the spirit of the original work for fans of the series. It is not done skillfully in The Last Airbender. It's done more like premature ejaculation sex, where one party (movie-goers) is left confused and ashamed, while the other party (fans of the show) are left enraged and disappointed.

Meeting Aang



In the series, Katara and Sokka discover Aang sleeping in an ice cocoon, whereupon he awakens and befriends them. And aside from the fantastical elements, it is a simple, believable interaction - much like how real children might behave.

In the movie, the two find Aang trapped beneath the ice, whereupon they awaken him by smacking him with a boomerang over and over again. A baffling, kind of dickish interaction - much like how mildly retarded Australian jerks might behave.

Rescuing the Earth Benders



Whatever else you might think about the show, at least it thinks the elemental, magical aspects through completely. For instance, in the series, the Earth Benders are held captive in a POW camp on an oil rig out to sea. This is to keep them from using their Earth mastery to escape - a simple detail that makes the world a bit more believable.

In the movie, the Earth Benders are imprisoned on...Earth. Just left there, on land, standing all over the one thing they and only they can use as a weapon. The only reason they didn't instantly and immediately beat their captors to death with mockingly large Earth fists? They weren't inspired enough. Enter our hero, who gives them a stirring speech about freedom that reminds them - oh yeah - they're literally standing on top of billions of tons of weapons they can use.

Half the Shit at the Northern Water Tribe



In the series, a water master named Pakku initially refuses to teach Katara how to use the powers of water, because he's just kind of a sexist dick. Much later, and only after eventually realizing that they're related, he caves and reluctantly teaches her. This shows that even the powerful and the wise can have massive character flaws that serve to humanize them. Further, a love triangle crops up between Sokka and a girl named Yue. Though she is engaged to be married, Sokka pursues her anyway. Again, this is not the "morally right" course of action, but it adds depth to an otherwise shallow character.

The ultimate lesson being: Even the best of us can be selfish, prejudiced or vain - it is the human condition.

In the movies, Pakku immediately and unhesitatingly teaches Katara... because he's wise! That's what wise dudes do; they teach crap and junk to whomever. Also, Yue is single, so Sokka can just up and hit that shit up for some weird, twisted elemental sex with no moral repercussions whatsoever.

The ultimate lesson being: Life is as easy and uncomplicated as it is awesome, water-bros!

Presumably they cut the alternate ending where they just all go surfing and high five into a wacky freeze-frame.



Read more: http://www.cracked.com/funny-5806-the-last-airbender-movie/#ixzz0xACGDBeY


That's pretty much how I feel about it.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 22-08-2010, 17:08:16
Zombieland:
Cool movie, really liked the idea with the rules. Characters were funny and the ending felt a little bit like "Left 4 Dead". I really hope they´ll make a sequel, the story has much potential (also Emma Stone was hot).
8/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 22-08-2010, 20:08:25
Halo Legends
4/10

I'm not much of a Halo or Anime fan, but my friend is, so I watched it; wasn't my cup of tea.
I think my favourite was the last episode.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 23-08-2010, 22:08:45
The Objective 5/5

This is a low budget movie.  And it also started with narration which I always view as a lame excuse to cut scenes.  I didn't feel anything for any of the characters, but I was left yearning for more information. This is one of the best films I've seen in the last 2 years, I didn't know the back story to start with an assumed what I was watching was a cheap Afghan war movie.  Not so.  One scene in particular for me when the lead role picks up a symbolic object (Mayan aircraft trinket) I suddenly realised what the fuck was going on and it even triggered a memory of a story that my grandfather told me about the Hill of Bones in Afghanistan, and the fate of the 44th Reg.  The movie gives the Hill of Bones a strange twist, and has left me once again even more perplexed by the notion that such ancient treasures like the Ark Of the Covenant, and the Mana machine given by God to the Israelites on their 40 year exodus we really advanced technology from possibly some unknown super race.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 23-08-2010, 23:08:39
Sounds interesting. Gonna see if I can find it somewhere, for sure.

Just finished watching Raging Phoenix myself and boy, do these Thai know how to make hardcore movies. It's from the people behind Chocolate and Ong Bak, with Chocolate's little bundle of awesome-ness Jija Yanin in the lead part. To me, she's the only rightful heir to Michelle Yeoh and Maggie Cheung's Queens of Kick-ass legacy. Ziyi Zhang came close but sorry hon, you've just been demoted.

Although the story itself was surprisingly endearing, and even cute and really funny in places, this movie is all about full contact fisticuffs, in every which way imaginable. I could describe it as Drunken Muay Thai Master mixed with Lady Snowblood, or...well...I dunno, but it's one of those movies that deserves to be seen instead of just being described. ;)

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 24-08-2010, 07:08:46
Sounds like a director went for Erich von Dänikens ideas and made a film about it. ^^
But I will have a look as well.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 24-08-2010, 10:08:46
Sounds like a director went for Erich von Dänikens ideas and made a film about it. ^^
But I will have a look as well.

hmmm, sort of... Däniken is a bit of a charletan imo, he was a trail blazer and some of his ideas are great but a lot of them ignore other facts to simply highlight his points, - but the Objective is much more like Blair Witch (coming from the same director that's shock :) ) .. meets Dog Soldiers.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 24-08-2010, 10:08:07
Hope it's not as shaky as BWP then.
But yeah Erich von Däniken is a fraud.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 24-08-2010, 11:08:29
Hope it's not as shaky as BWP then.
But yeah Erich von Däniken is a fraud.

almost worthy of a new thread

http://www.ufoevidence.org/cases/case486.htm  (Nuremberg UFO war 1561) thats where interest in 'ancient contact' started for me.  Since then I've noticed how littered history is with accounts of this kind.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 24-08-2010, 11:08:26
almost worthy of a new thread
http://www.ufoevidence.org/cases/case486.htm  (Nuremberg UFO war 1561) thats where interest in 'ancient contact' started for me.  Since then I've noticed how littered history is with accounts of this kind.

True, but Erich has stated it time and again, that he made up most of the stuff to make his not so scientific research 'more interesting'.

Accounts may be, but the evidence is quite lacking. ^^
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: siben on 24-08-2010, 14:08:15
The Book of Eli.

Watched it yesterday, loved it.

I suck at writing reviews so google it, but i give this a

9/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Capten_C on 24-08-2010, 17:08:29
The Objective 5/5

This is a low budget movie.  And it also started with narration which I always view as a lame excuse to cut scenes.  I didn't feel anything for any of the characters, but I was left yearning for more information. This is one of the best films I've seen in the last 2 years, I didn't know the back story to start with an assumed what I was watching was a cheap Afghan war movie.  Not so.  One scene in particular for me when the lead role picks up a symbolic object (Mayan aircraft trinket) I suddenly realised what the fuck was going on and it even triggered a memory of a story that my grandfather told me about the Hill of Bones in Afghanistan, and the fate of the 44th Reg.  The movie gives the Hill of Bones a strange twist, and has left me once again even more perplexed by the notion that such ancient treasures like the Ark Of the Covenant, and the Mana machine given by God to the Israelites on their 40 year exodus we really advanced technology from possibly some unknown super race.

This sounds just the thing to watch at the moment, I'm reading Icke's latest offering (http://www.davidicke.com/) and I've just started on the parts about the underground Reptilans, Denver airport etc True or Bonkerz, makes you think!  :o :D

£5 on amazon, I'll get it on that review Sir!  ;)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 24-08-2010, 18:08:51
This sounds just the thing to watch at the moment, I'm reading Icke's latest offering (http://www.davidicke.com/) and I've just started on the parts about the underground Reptilans, Denver airport etc True or Bonkerz, makes you think!  :o :D

£5 on amazon, I'll get it on that review Sir!  ;)

Oh no please not David Icke... heavens....
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 24-08-2010, 19:08:40
This sounds just the thing to watch at the moment, I'm reading Icke's latest offering (http://www.davidicke.com/) and I've just started on the parts about the underground Reptilans, Denver airport etc True or Bonkerz, makes you think!  :o :D

£5 on amazon, I'll get it on that review Sir!  ;)

Oh no please not David Icke... heavens....

Aww come on, the guy is totally unbelievable but think of the movie, his ideas in a movie or mini series would be totally awesome. like the new star trek or something. 
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Capten_C on 24-08-2010, 19:08:30
It's so "out there" I can't put the book down, very readabullble!   ;)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 24-08-2010, 20:08:27
Inception
8/10.
Excellent concept, great execution, could have done with a twist though. But still a great one. I love Page and DeCaprio already, but the person who I respected the most was that guy from ?500 days of Summer and 10things i hate about you. In as much as you get impressed with keanu reeves in the matrix cuz you never expected him to be so badass, this was totally over the top exhuding total  badassery! Made Jack Bauer look like a girlscout! I dont need to say why.

My most appraised movies of 2000 - 2010 for me? Avatar, Inception and the Lord of the Rings

I hope directors get the fact that it isnt about cgi. Look when LOTR was made!

Better yet, look when Jurassic park was made. Best movies of that decade for me? That, matrix (i block out the fact that there were sequels) and gladiator

Salt. Fucking crap. Almost a B movie. Terrible dialogue, terrible flow, 2/10!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 24-08-2010, 23:08:37
Inception
8/10.
I love Page and DeCaprio already, but the person who I respected the most was that guy from ?500 days of Summer and 10things i hate about you. In as much as you get impressed with keanu reeves in the matrix cuz you never expected him to be so badass, this was totally over the top exhuding total  badassery! Made Jack Bauer look like a girlscout! I dont need to say why.

I concur. Joseph Gordon Levitt is one of the most interesting guys out there at the moment. Even though he'll always be Tommy from 3rd Rock From The Sun to me, it's really cool seeing him do so well. Brick, The Lookout, [500] Days, Stop-Loss...solid stuff. Heck, he was the only thing memorable about the G.I. Joe movie.
Not that there's anything wrong with the old one, but to me he's the new Edward Norton. :)

The cool thing with Inception was also that I finally didn't see Leonardo anymore. I think this was the first moive where he actually managed to disappear into the character, instead of just being Leonardo playing a part. Revolutionary Road came close, but he's finally a full fledged actor in my opinion.
And yes, I too am deeply in love with Ellen Page. In fact, I'm gonna look up a picture to post on the Babe thread :P
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 24-08-2010, 23:08:01
The Book of Eli.

Watched it yesterday, loved it.

I suck at writing reviews so google it, but i give this a

9/10

you pissed me off earlier in another thread, but I totally +rep you back up suggesting this movie - I'd been flicking passed the book of Eli on cable never giving myself time to watch it, it was on when I got home today.

Great movie, interesting... quite a deep message hidden in the max max'ness, one that I perhaps really look into and others miss in favour of the great fight scenes and cinematography.  Denzel Washington is the perfect lead, calm cool, and Gary Oldman is always great at playing the deranged man fitting into society.
The only fail (in my opinion) was Mila Kunis, I just can't get away from her voice being Meg in Family Guy, but that's a stupid reason to mark this down - so I won't.

8/10    

-1 = wished it was longer, there was a lot about the leads character I wanted to know more about
-1 = was he blind? I couldn't figure that out?
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: siben on 24-08-2010, 23:08:30
I thought about That 70's show when i saw her.

And yes, he seemed to have severe cataract so I think he was blind.

And i did not mean to piss you off, i just used the wrong words to make a point, nothing more.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: :| Hi on 25-08-2010, 03:08:31
@Von.Small
Yes he was blind, his bible was written in a language the blind people read with their fingers.


Book of Eli, 9/10
-1 I agree, needed to be a tad longer  :)

I thoroughly reccomend it.
For a Half-life trailer of it, I reccomend this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXnZk9zngn8
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Ciupita on 25-08-2010, 18:08:59
Michael Collins (1996), 8/10. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117039/)

It was a great film, though it needs some knowledge about what happened in Ireland at 1916-1922. That's the biggest minus side of the film. It jumps from place to another really quick. And if you don't have subtitles (like I didn't), it's kinda hard to understand that irish english (and I thought that aussie english is hard to understand!).

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 28-08-2010, 00:08:11
Carlito's Way

8/10

Very good.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 03-09-2010, 14:09:50
Avatar Extended, 4/5

Yeah story-line sch'mory-line, it is dances with Wolves in space, but shit second time around that CGi is friggin awesome, knowing the story lets you eyes wander, this time round I noticed things like whne the wind blows goose bumps appeared on neytiri's neck, the twitching of the pupils as CGi characters moved from light to dark.  Outstanding.  FU haters.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 03-09-2010, 15:09:04
Indeed. Avatar-bashing is soooo 2009. I loved it, saw it three times already and if I find the time I'll probably gonna see it again soon. But Cameron better make a new film son or else even his fans (ie. me) are gonna whine about the milking of this big blue cashcow ourselves.

But to stay on topic, recent movies I saw:

Un Prophet [FR, 2009]
Last year's festival darling. But it's totally deserved. Really gritty and downbeat prison drama in which a lowlife petty crook tries to stay alive while at the same time he wants to move up in the gang he hangs with. Almost sounds cliché nowadays, but it's well wordt checking out. Beautifully filmed, almost like a documentary, and well acted. 4/5

The Expendables [USA, 2010]
Stallone's vehicle finally made it to the cinema! And I couldn't help really liking it. :-)
It's an 80's throwback movie done in a good way: just a bunch of 50 year old built-like-brick-shithouses hard-ass MF'ers busting eachother's heads (basically. There is a story, but it doesn't matter).
It's gritty, loud, tough, simple but hella fun. Dolph Lundgren, Sly Stallone, Jesse Ventura, Bruce Willis, Ahnold, they're all there. Joined by (not that much) younger Jason Statham (Willis' only real credible successor) and Jet Li. And despite the iconic leads I noticed that all are actually playing roles for once. They're not just being themselves like in their prime, they're actual characters. I liked that.

To be honest, I did felt a bit let down at first by the possibly-epic bout between Lundgren () and Li (black belt karate vs. Wu-shu champ, plus like half a meter difference in length) but that was over way to quick. But like I said, they don't play themselve, so it was kind of cool in the end.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 03-09-2010, 15:09:55
You watched Avatar again? Way to go consumer slave. ^^

I watched the Expendables and got what I wanted. It's a solid 8/10 for being true to it's non-existent values. It's a great manly fun flick with cojones made of steel and a lot of fun excessive violence. ^^

"Whoops! Aimed a little low. " ^^
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Biiviz on 04-09-2010, 16:09:21
Expendables 10/10

Quote
Bruce Willis: "What's his fucking problem?"
Sylvester Stallone: "He wants to be president."
Arnold Schwarzenegger: *dramatic look*


And I'm hoping Santa'll bring me an automatic shotgun for Christmas.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Zoologic on 04-09-2010, 18:09:05
L'Instinct De Mort* (2008, released here 2010)
by Jean-François Richet based on novel of the same name by Jacques Mesrine
Starring Vincent Cassel, Gérard Depardieu, Roy Dupuis, Cécile De France, and others

The story is about a French gangster-criminal-murderer-robber Jacques Mesrine and his adventures around the world. Mesrine write the book while he is being detained in the La Santé maximum security prison and managed to smuggle it out to be published.

About the movie:
It doesn't offer anything special as a movie today. But if it wasn't for the true story behind it, it won't be that interesting. The beginning itself was problematical for me, especially the cohesiveness (must be the censor), it is basically a confused story trying to introduce us into "Mesrine". I like their focus on the main character, but they fail to instigate the relationship between him and his gang or the severity of the mafia syndycate. Probably, they tried to stick to the book, hence the incompleteness.

BTW, it is pretty entertaining as suspense, quite dramatic as an action movie, and it won many awards.

Haven't seen the part 2, but, I'll gave the part 1 a modest 7/10.

*Released as "Public Enemy Number One" here
Dubbed in English, what an ass. What are the subtitles for?
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 05-09-2010, 08:09:33
Avatar Extended, 4/5

Yeah story-line sch'mory-line, it is dances with Wolves in space, but shit second time around that CGi is friggin awesome, knowing the story lets you eyes wander, this time round I noticed things like whne the wind blows goose bumps appeared on neytiri's neck, the twitching of the pupils as CGi characters moved from light to dark.  Outstanding.  FU haters.
It's still a fucking disney-world.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 07-09-2010, 01:09:05
Just saw Shutter Island.

Not bad, not bad at all. I really like Leonardo di Caprio, all his movies kinda gets to me more or less. But they never really firmly grips me. This one was no exception.

SPOILER ALERT!!

SPOILER ALERT!!

The only part I actually was a bit scared was when chuch had fell down the cliffs, but then his body were gone. well not scared, but I was on edge.

All in all it was an exciting movie, and I like the whole psychology theme in movies.

But the biggest downside was that it was so incredibly predictable. as soon as he read the note saying "who is patient 67?" it was so obvious that it was he.


/Spoiler

anyway, all in all a good film. Not incredible, but good.

7.5/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 07-09-2010, 01:09:57
The American
Very good movie.  It was advertised here as an action movie, but I was glad to see it wasn't.  There was enough character development while leaving it vague enough for the viewer to draw his own conclusions.
Solid 8/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 07-09-2010, 07:09:56
Just saw Shutter Island.

anyway, all in all a good film. Not incredible, but good.

7.5/10

I'd go with that. You should now go and read the book, the surprise will be gone but it creates an even darker experience than the film ever manages and thus is pure fun to read.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Natty on 07-09-2010, 08:09:00
Inception 7/10. Way over-hyped and *SPOILER ALERT* if they replaced the FPS-game looking armed guards with something else to visualize the dreamers "defense" it would get a 8/10, just too much shooting!!
Leonardo, great. Juno-girl, great, directing great, story a bit messy and sadly the whole movie hangs on this one dream-aspect, but I saw absolutely no scientific references to how dreams actually work. the word REM wasnt even mentioned + they had these eXistenZ pod-looking things to control their dreams but they were never explained to us, nor even called by a name, WTF were they??

Memento was better.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: GonzoPanzer on 07-09-2010, 08:09:41
Expendables: 9/10

Things blow up. Has Stallone. 'nuff said.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 07-09-2010, 15:09:34
The A-TeaM

Things blow up... 'nuff said

Actually, I don't think that beloved series with its diverse characters could
have had a better representation. Might've been a tad long, but I don't see how else you could do justice to the team

Just don't expect a serious movie when you watch it.

Tank scene was tongue-in cheek epic!

7/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 15-09-2010, 22:09:06
Goodfellas.

Finally got to see it, thanks to Flippy for reminding me because he posted about it some weeks ago. Damn good movie, loved it! I felt sad for him and at the same time I found him a real idiot with the drugs but what a rollercoaster.

9/10.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Thorondor123 on 15-09-2010, 23:09:29
Michael Collins (1996), 8/10. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117039/)

It was a great film, though it needs some knowledge about what happened in Ireland at 1916-1922. That's the biggest minus side of the film. It jumps from place to another really quick. And if you don't have subtitles (like I didn't), it's kinda hard to understand that irish english (and I thought that aussie english is hard to understand!).


^Nothing to add here.

I finally watched it and I must say it really is a great film.

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: THeTA0123 on 15-09-2010, 23:09:34
The mummy III tomb of the emperor dragon

7.5/10

What can i say, i like the indiana jones style adventure. Plus seeing mummy fighting mummies is also cool

oh and it has an Avro-Anson with a machine gun in the door in it. Also dropping bombs WW1 style

Also the chinese girl in it (forgot name, actress is isabella leong) was pretty nice.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 15-09-2010, 23:09:22
I hated it enough not to finish it. Mummy 1 for me was like Matrix 1, perfect, and did not require the dillusion of sequels
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 16-09-2010, 02:09:09
The Truman Show

9/10

and old classic I haven't seen for a looong time.
Still a film I love. Jim carreys best performance ever (the only serious one, nut packed with screams, noises and werid faces?). Good concept of a movie and in a way great satire as well.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 16-09-2010, 04:09:01
I hated it enough not to finish it. Mummy 1 for me was like Matrix 1, perfect, and did not require the dillusion of sequels
I actually preferred the Mummy 2 because of that really cool scene in the oasis with the creepy pygmy skeletons.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 16-09-2010, 09:09:01
I hated it enough not to finish it. Mummy 1 for me was like Matrix 1, perfect, and did not require the dillusion of sequels

I can relate to that sentiment. ^^
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 16-09-2010, 19:09:40
Oooh, I hated the 3rd Mummy movie (and I was actually looking a bit forward to it last year). The Mummy was just cool, The Mummy Returns was sort of okay-ish (Sorry, I can't denounce anything that has Rachel Weisz in it!) but M:TOTDE just did everything wrong. It was like a three-year old's version of Indiana Jones. And it's mostly to be blamed on the director. How a hack like Rob Cohen is still making movies is beyond me. But the biggest flaw to me was to put Michelle Yeoh and Jet Li together in a movie and then just ignore the fact that you have Michelle F-ing Yeoh and Jet F-ing Li in your movie, together! That's just blasphemous.


Recent movies I've seen:

MACHETE
Simple: believe the hype. If the dick-hardening trailer isn't your thing, skip it. Otherwise, you'll love it. Loved  to see Danny Trejo finally getting his props but hated to see Michelle Rodriguez again being underused like in Avatar. Easily one of the coolest movies this year.

MOON
Proves that watching one guy on a mining base on the far side of the moon can be quite compelling. Lovely CGI-lite old school sci-fi story by the son of Ziggy Stardust.

SHANGHAI
WW II murder mystery with quite the starry cast (Chow Yun-Fat, John Cusack, Ken Watanabe, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Gong Li). It's october 1941 and the Japanese have just bumrushed half of Asia and are secretely eyeing the Hawaiian islands. Set in Shanghai (like, duh?!) the plot revolves around an american agent caught up in a murder mystery (and maybe more). It won't blow you away but it looks beautiful, is well acted and it was cool to see a movie again that is just about the story. No gimmicky setpieces, no anachronistic political correctness, just the story. And the WWII/Shanghai setting is an interesting one. So worth checking out.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 16-09-2010, 20:09:57
Sherlock Holmes
Pretty good. 7/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: SJonni on 16-09-2010, 21:09:42
Mad Max 2 8/10

Never gets old. Love the chase scene in the end.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 16-09-2010, 22:09:45
Mad Max 2 8/10

Never gets old. Love the chase scene in the end.
That movie never gets old or boring

Last movie I saw was... Mamma Mia

Don't hit me! I'm Swedish!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 16-09-2010, 22:09:20
Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb

10/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Chadoi on 16-09-2010, 23:09:53
Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb

10/10

Excellent, excellent film one of my favourites!  ;D
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 16-09-2010, 23:09:45
Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb

10/10

Excellent, excellent film one of my favourites!  ;D

"Mein Führer! I can Walk!"

I dunno why, but this line was one of the best in movie history, I think.  Very striking.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3463/3259067125_14014a8157.jpg)  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9ihKq34Ozc)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Capten_C on 17-09-2010, 00:09:50

I saw a docu on it, purley by chance I think Sellers was supposed to play the pilot as well, but was ill or something, and Slim Pickens happened to be in the studius at the time, and.................took on the role Major Kong Rides the Bomb (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcW_Ygs6hm0)  ;D
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 17-09-2010, 11:09:20
Sellers had pain in his ankle and didn't want to crawl around in the tight space of that B-52, but most people believe he simply thought 3 roles where enough already and didn't feel to do another one  :P

Though Slim Pickens is the best pick ever, love that guy.

Yep, one of the best movies in history. Hats of to Kubrick for everything he ever made.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 17-09-2010, 15:09:04
Yeah  Slim Pickens  is the perfect man for that role. The movie is perfect aswell
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 17-09-2010, 15:09:45
MOON
Proves that watching one guy on a mining base on the far side of the moon can be quite compelling. Lovely CGI-lite old school sci-fi story by the son of Ziggy Stardust.

I second that. An awesome movie. Perhaps not for everyone and definitely not for people with a short attention span, but for scifi fans and people who like it a bit weirder. GO WATCH IT!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mayhemic.MAD on 17-09-2010, 15:09:29
MOON
Proves that watching one guy on a mining base on the far side of the moon can be quite compelling. Lovely CGI-lite old school sci-fi story by the son of Ziggy Stardust.

I second that. An awesome movie. Perhaps not for everyone and definitely not for people with a short attention span, but for scifi fans and people who like it a bit weirder. GO WATCH IT!
Very good movie, I recommend it as well. Finally a movie besides all the hollywood blockbuster crap worth watching.

"Frequently asked Questions about time travel"
Like moon, this movie is something special, not because of it effects and famous actors, but because of the simplicity and genuine of the plot. If you like SF movies and low budget Britain movies I can highly recommend this one. A story you won´t forget for a long time.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 18-09-2010, 01:09:01
Had the best idea a few hours ago

Why haven't  I seen There will be blood lately?

The best movie to be released during 2000 and 2010, with no doubt IMHO
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 19-09-2010, 03:09:54
Just watched Sahara a TV movie remake of the Humphrey Bogart movie from the 40's starring James Belushi in Bogart's role

It got that typical Made for TV movie feeling you know but it's only about one hour and 30 minutes long and pretty OK so well worth the watch a lazy evening, James Belushi is great as the boss of the M3 Lee also known as Lulubelle

The story is just as weak as in the original, but still a charming flick.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 19-09-2010, 09:09:37
Haven't seen it but if any of the Belushi bro's is in, I'm in.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 19-09-2010, 10:09:58
Haven't seen it but if any of the Belushi bro's is in, I'm in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vnLIDD4RXk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vnLIDD4RXk)

First five minutes of the movie
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 19-09-2010, 10:09:07
Damn! Thanks man, I loved it  :) I'll be looking out for the dvd.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Capten_C on 19-09-2010, 14:09:35
I watched all of that clip, highly enjoyable, wanted to see more.  8)
Looked it up on amazon, available in VHS (used) only.....for £999.99! (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sahara-VHS-James-Belushi/dp/B00004CS35/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1284898059&sr=1-1)  :o
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 19-09-2010, 15:09:46
Haven't seen it but if any of the Belushi bro's is in, I'm in.

Can I then recommend Oliver Stone's Salvador to you? If you haven't already seen it of course. Jim Belushi made a lot of crap but this is easily his best performance, imo.



And not to start a useless discussion but I wouldn't call Sahara's story weak. Since it's an analogy for the desert war at that time the story can be called "contrived" but weak? Never really experienced it like that.

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 19-09-2010, 21:09:06
Haha, I did that too Capten, shameless scammers on Amazon..

And thanks Mud, it's a title I know but never watched, on the to watch list with so many other movies.


Anyone seen 1941? John Belushi and Slim Pickens, decided to rewatch it and simply 8/10.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 19-09-2010, 21:09:15

Forgot to mention!

Watched 300 again the other day

That movie is just so awesome, it's such a non-chick flick but still it's awesome and not geeky and nerdy. It's about warriors being warriors and not being weird about it.

THIS IS SPARTAAAAAA
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 20-09-2010, 08:09:58
I watched all of that clip, highly enjoyable, wanted to see more.  8)
Looked it up on amazon, available in VHS (used) only.....for £999.99! (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sahara-VHS-James-Belushi/dp/B00004CS35/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1284898059&sr=1-1)  :o

Awesome, I have the VHS version flying around here as well! Ha! I can make a nice little heap of money with it! Thx! ^^

Forgot to mention!
Watched 300 again the other day
That movie is just so awesome, it's such a non-chick flick but still it's awesome and not geeky and nerdy. It's about warriors being warriors and not being weird about it.
THIS IS SPARTAAAAAA

Hmmm, yes it ain't geeky and nerdy, but it was made for men who like chiseld sixpacks and men all grouped together with little less than a loincloth and red cloak for clothes. ;)

(http://version2pt0.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/300-spartans.jpg)
RAWR

Need I say more? ^^

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 28-09-2010, 12:09:54
Damn you


This weekend I watched The Godfather Part I and Part II, I just love the whole trilogy.

Part II is one of my favorites movies of all time, I just love how it tells both the story of Vito and Michael but they are taking place in different areas and in different times. And the end with the birthday... Coppola did get everything right here.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Thorondor123 on 28-09-2010, 12:09:02
Coppola did get everything right here.
Because Puzo helped him ;)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 28-09-2010, 12:09:51
Coppola did get everything right here.
Because Puzo helped him ;)
BLASPHEMY!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: THeTA0123 on 29-09-2010, 23:09:08
It is a serie, i know, but still, i find it worth mentioning

Black lagoon

Its a japanese cartoon. Yes. But it is a special one. No fancy magic girls, ninja samurais,Gaint goddam robots, Space battles, Pokemons or Furries.


The story follows a team of pirates/mercenaries known as Lagoon Company, that smuggles goods in and around the seas of Southeast Asia in the early 1990s.[5] Their base of operations is located in the fictional city of Roanapur in Thailand, and they transport goods in the 80-foot (24 m) Elco-type PT boat Black Lagoon. When on land, they move around and conduct business using Benny's 1968 Plymouth Road Runner, although in episode 24 he's seen driving a 1965 Pontiac GTO after his Roadrunner is blown up in episode 17. Lagoon Company does business with various clients, but has a particularly friendly relationship with the Russian crime syndicate Hotel Moscow. The team takes on a variety of missions—which may involve violent firefights, hand-to-hand combat, and nautical battles—in various Southeast Asian locations and when not doing much, the members of the Lagoon Company spend much of their down time at The Yellow Flag, a bar in Roanapur which is often destroyed in firefights.


Anyone who likes the genres=   Action, Adventure, Crime fiction, Black comedy and Guns. It is a reccomendation. And i DO recommend you watch the DUBBED english version instead of the origenal japanese. The dubbing is EXCELLENT. The voice actors play the roles of the characters perfect and truly in their role.

For info, i'll gladly help you in PM.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElCPiApxZsk

Oooh and watch the first 1.50 to give you the idea of Revy, That woman her vocabulairy is awesome.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 29-09-2010, 23:09:21
Sounds good but still, I have found so many animé's where the layout looks awesome but when you see it it's decent but still corny

Is it corny?
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Thorondor123 on 29-09-2010, 23:09:40
Hmm

Pirates of The Caribbean trilogy was on the telly recently. Great films, especially the first and third one. Jack Sparrow is just pure awesome :D
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: THeTA0123 on 29-09-2010, 23:09:00
Sounds good but still, I have found so many animé's where the layout looks awesome but when you see it it's decent but still corny

Is it corny?
hell no. I am at episode 10 now (26 episodes) and i enjoyed each and every episode.

This one is worth watching. This anime is like Gundam wing. If you look at the gundam series they are full of dipshits gaint robots without a single amount of realism. They are MASSIVLY popular in Japan.
Then came Gundam wing, wich was a spinoff. It had robots, but they more set up in a realistic way. AKA it made sense. Gundam wing was a gaint succes in Europe, but only average in japan.

Black lagoon is like gundam wing. It is a anime serie, wich makes sense. No magic girls, gaint wtf robots,furries, wizards,Ninja samoerais or that weird stuff



Plus the main characters are great. Especialy Revy. She has a Dark yet amusing personalty

EDIT=OH Yes! Episode 4-7 has U BOAT und Neo Nutzi's!! Really , they where EPIC episodes
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 29-09-2010, 23:09:37
Alright, thanks THeTA0.

Gonna check it out

Also gotta rewatch some Ghibli films!

I love Porco Rosso
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: :| Hi on 30-09-2010, 01:09:07
ghibli films!  :)
Never saw Porco Rosso, really wanted to but couldn't.
Might I say that Nausicaa of the valley of the wind was a good film by them. I remember watching it on cartoon network when I was 5, great movie
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 01-10-2010, 00:10:59
ghibli films!  :)
Never saw Porco Rosso, really wanted to but couldn't.
Might I say that Nausicaa of the valley of the wind was a good film by them. I remember watching it on cartoon network when I was 5, great movie
Yeah, last year I watched the Ghibli movies and Valley of the Wind was indeed great!

That one, Porco Rosso and Princess Mononoke are my favorites
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: SJonni on 03-10-2010, 00:10:20
Nokas - 8/10

Good movie based on Norway's largest bank robbery, which took place only 20 minutes from where I live, so it was sort of special.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Capten_C on 06-10-2010, 12:10:14
Event Horizon (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119081/)

Quote
Set in the year 2047 the story concerns the sudden reappearance of a prototype spaceship (the Event Horizon of the title) which vanished on it's maiden voyage seven years previously. A salvage ship called The Lewis And Clark is sent out to investigate and brings along Dr William Weir (Sam Neil), a physics expert originally responsible for the ship's creation. They dock with the Horizon but find no signs of life and as they set about making repairs, the crew begin to experience hallucinations and sense that they are not alone...

I recorded this off the TV last week. Very enjoyable Sci Fi, like a cross between Solaris and Alien (without the alien!)

8/10  :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 06-10-2010, 14:10:42
Event Horizon (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119081/)
...
8/10  :)

Good call on the 8/10. I'd give it that as well. I had a GF over one night and watched it with her and the next day she was still taken by this movie.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Gezoes on 06-10-2010, 14:10:51
Event Horizon! Cult classic 8)

Yesterday, I watched 44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out (TV 2003)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0362389/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0362389/)

It's a bit underrated, but if you like shoot-out movies, you'll surely like this. A solid 7,5. Especially for a non-theatrical release. Don't let Michael Madsen leading scare you off, he's ok in this one ;)

Oh, and an honourable mention for Machette. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0985694/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0985694/)

When you're often one of the few laughing in the theatre when limbs start flying around, this is for you ;D. An 8.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 06-10-2010, 17:10:41
<<< SPOILER ALERT >>>

I have a bit of a love-hate thing with Event Horizon. Starts out really well, impressive tension build-up, but the third act just ruins everything. Suddenly the whole premise of a black hole/alternate dimensions gets watered down to Sam Neill being a psycho.
That said, everytime it comes on, I watch it again. And again it gets under my skin. The small videoclip they find is truly one of the most unsettling things I've seen in movies. It's mostly the director's fault. Paul W.S. Anderson has a good heart for pulpy entertainment, the guy simply can't direct sh*t (Oh Ms. Yovovich, what on earth DO you see in that guy?). Event Horizon, Soldier, Resident Evil, Alien Vs. Predator, all good premises but shoddy execution.

So yeah, kind of a cult classic and I should've named it in my guilty-pleasures conversation I had recently.

<<< END OF SPOILER ALERT >>>


Last movie I saw: Ben X [B, 2007]
A cool little Belgian movie about an autistic/Asperger-Syndrome-having student (Ben) who gets bullied a lot in real life and escapes into his favorite MMORPG Archlord (as Ben X). When he gets pushed over the edge by his classmates he looses it and plots revenge.

Being an Aspie myself (for lack of a better word) this movie actually made me quite emotional, and any movie that manages that gets my thumbs up. But apart from the autism-angle (which, apart from the story/plot, is also manifested in the editing, characters and cinematography) it's simply a well made low budget film that makes the best of it's budget and actors. A good part of the movie takes place in the fantasy realm of the game which can easily fall flat, but Ben X makes it work. Movies like this always make me wonder why Belgians make such good movies while the dutch movies are usually uninspired sub-par affairs.

So, highly recommended, although for non-dutch speaking people it might not work. A lot of Ben X's dia-/monologues are based on wordplay which doesn't translate very well. The title itself is already a problem since it leans on the phonetical pronounciation of the name, meaning "Am Nothing" in dutch (Ben X => "ben niks").

So you might not like it the way I did, but still, give it a chance.  :)

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Capten_C on 06-10-2010, 17:10:16
I do love anything space oriantated, as I thought as a young kid "we'd" allready have Star Wars type spaceships by 2010! So I record any movie showing different spacecrafts etc  :D

I read in the reviews somewhere that a prequel would be brilliant for Event Horizon, I'd sure love to see that one! Wonder why they never got round to doing it  ???  Watch this "Space" I guess!

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: THeTA0123 on 07-10-2010, 07:10:29
Last movie I saw: Ben X [B, 2007]
A cool little Belgian movie about an autistic/Asperger-Syndrome-having student (Ben) who gets bullied a lot in real life and escapes into his favorite MMORPG Archlord (as Ben X). When he gets pushed over the edge by his classmates he looses it and plots revenge.

Being an Aspie myself (for lack of a better word) this movie actually made me quite emotional, and any movie that manages that gets my thumbs up. But apart from the autism-angle (which, apart from the story/plot, is also manifested in the editing, characters and cinematography) it's simply a well made low budget film that makes the best of it's budget and actors. A good part of the movie takes place in the fantasy realm of the game which can easily fall flat, but Ben X makes it work. Movies like this always make me wonder why Belgians make such good movies while the dutch movies are usually uninspired sub-par affairs.

So, highly recommended, although for non-dutch speaking people it might not work. A lot of Ben X's dia-/monologues are based on wordplay which doesn't translate very well. The title itself is already a problem since it leans on the phonetical pronounciation of the name, meaning "Am Nothing" in dutch (Ben X => "ben niks").

So you might not like it the way I did, but still, give it a chance.  :)


It is indeed a brilliant movie. And the international succes was gigantic, Nic Balthazar never expected his movie to be so succesfull, because it was like the only movie wich showed the life of an "Aspie"

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 07-10-2010, 07:10:53
I do love anything space oriantated, as I thought as a young kid "we'd" allready have Star Wars type spaceships by 2010! So I record any movie showing different spacecrafts etc  :D

Hehe and I made it my job!
Oh may I drop in this website for you? It has brought me days of joy. http://www.merzo.net/

I read in the reviews somewhere that a prequel would be brilliant for Event Horizon, I'd sure love to see that one! Wonder why they never got round to doing it  ???  Watch this "Space" I guess!

If it were to be made as a thriller as well and not as action cinema, then this movie is going to rock!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mayhemic.MAD on 07-10-2010, 12:10:12
I do love anything space oriantated, as I thought as a young kid "we'd" allready have Star Wars type spaceships by 2010! So I record any movie showing different spacecrafts etc  :D
Hehe and I made it my job!
Oh may I drop in this website for you? It has brought me days of joy. http://www.merzo.net/
I love Science Fiction storys as well. After having seen 2001 as a kid I read all I could from Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Stanislav Lem and Bradbury and such. So I´m a bit dissapointed by this site, because instead of featuring spaceships from serious literature it shows only action movie and TV series spaceships :(
Everything is a joke compared to Rama. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rendezvous_with_Rama (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rendezvous_with_Rama)
And the movie is about to be made http://marketsaw.blogspot.com/2010/10/morgan-freeman-rendevous-with-rama.html (http://marketsaw.blogspot.com/2010/10/morgan-freeman-rendevous-with-rama.html)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 07-10-2010, 12:10:46
Oh come on, give him some credit. It is easier to feature ships from movies and comics since they are already designed and he does have some notable literary spaceships in his list (feel free to send him more! ^^).

I mean for example RAMA was always different in my head, sure I was lured by the cover of the books, but in the end I always saw it with a different design from the inside.
What I want to say is that it is kind of hard to agree on the looks of a spaceship when it's only described in a book.

That RAMA is in the works as a film is something that I am really looking forward to! ^^

Btw. I have a nice new SciFi Movie from Switzerland for you guys, it ain't that great, but it is a Scifi nevertheless and a new one at that. I will give you a review after work today. :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mayhemic.MAD on 07-10-2010, 12:10:07
Damn, sorry. I was so wrong. I only checked the 10 meters per pixel page  :-[
Of course the Rama Spaceship is there and every other ship I checked.
Discovery, Nostromo and the Rodger-Young from Starship Troopers ;)
I lol´ed at the references.. Godzilla Height: 100m :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 07-10-2010, 13:10:29
Loved the site too. Thanks.

Although as an oldschool Star Wars fan I had a hard time accepting the length of the Super Star Destroyer being 19km (instead of the previously stated 8) but the guy makes a good case. So 19 it is! :)

And I was looking for ships from Peter F. Hamilton's Night's Dawn saga, but alas.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Gezoes on 08-10-2010, 22:10:13
<<< SPOILER ALERT >>>

I have a bit of a love-hate thing with Event Horizon. Starts out really well, impressive tension build-up, but the third act just ruins everything. Suddenly the whole premise of a black hole/alternate dimensions gets watered down to Sam Neill being a psycho.
...

Spot on. I feel the same way.

Latest movie: Toy Story 3. Not much to say that's not in line with other reviews: A bit wary, but who cares, so much fun and looking wonderful. Buzz Lightyear was hilarious ;D
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: THeTA0123 on 09-10-2010, 00:10:13
Battlestar galactica

10/10

Its a serie i know. Im gonna keep it short=The best frakking serie i ever saw. Finished the last episode today, and it was beautifull.even made me a bit emotional. I spended 120€ on the Dvd boxes.But they where all worth it. It is a serie, wich i will never forget.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 09-10-2010, 02:10:45
Battlestar galactica

10/10

Its a serie i know. Im gonna keep it short=The best frakking serie i ever saw. Finished the last episode today, and it was beautifull.even made me a bit emotional. I spended 120€ on the Dvd boxes.But they where all worth it. It is a serie, wich i will never forget.

Hear hear. Next to The X-Files: Mythology story surely one of the best sci-fi/TV experiences I've ever had.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 09-10-2010, 08:10:22
BSG is quite well done, but some of the episodes did lack a bit. Especially in the final season.
All in all though those were made even by the awesome ones! I love the Pegasus episodes. Pure evil. ^^
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 09-10-2010, 12:10:53
I really like BsG myself. I think its my 3rd favorite series, after BoB and Twin Peaks. Though BsG is surprisingly similar to the cartoon series from the 80s called Robotech. Ive never seen the old BsG series, so i dont know who got influenced by who.
   I think some of the BsG episodes isnt too good, and i hate the president/cancer-woman. But generally its awesome. They manage to change their content a tiny bit through the seasons so it doesnt get boring, but still keep it in the same style so it have the same mood.
   I finished the series some weeks ago, after starting to see it a year or two ago. Great epic sci/fi action, though ill give it   8/10 Its not perfect. The only series ill give max is BoB.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Moose on 09-10-2010, 13:10:00
I think firefly deserves top billing as a sci-fi series, I just wish it had not been cancelled...

Also loved Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

And Deadwood

And the shield

And Dexter

These shows all deserve 9/10 - 10/10 in my opinion
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 09-10-2010, 13:10:40
Deadwood was really awesome, but i have hard to believe Buffy is good. But thats just my opinion  :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Moose on 09-10-2010, 14:10:35
Have you seen it though?

And deadwood was amazing, so mad it was cancelled.

Also, I forgot to mention BSG. I liked it, but at the same time, it had no humour. That was one thing I missed about it, was that it literally had like 5 funny parts in the entire show. And starbuck was the most annoying dyke.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: THeTA0123 on 09-10-2010, 14:10:12
BSG is quite well done, but some of the episodes did lack a bit. Especially in the final season.
All in all though those were made even by the awesome ones! I love the Pegasus episodes. Pure evil. ^^
Aye, seeing those 2 battlestars fighting like battleships and such


BSG doesnt end. Thats for sure. A new serie is going on ATm, named Caprica. And its a great succes aswel.

I hope they make a serie about the first cylon war. The war 40 years before BSG.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 09-10-2010, 14:10:17
As a fan you've probably seen 'm already, but just in case I'd like to point out the two BSG companion movies Razor and The Plan.

Razor was far better than The Plan as a standalone movie, but The Plan worked nicely as a icing on the cake type thingy after finishing the whole darn saga. Looking forward to checking out Caprica soon.


Last movie I saw:

Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D
After my earlier rant about Paul WS Anderson in athis thread I deceided to check out his new Res Evil movie.
The previous instalment (RE: Extinction) surprised me by actually being highly enjoyable and simply a good movie. Anderson skipped on that one, but is back as a writer/director for this one, and it shows. This new one manages to destroy my new found love for the series (I was never a RE player, I just like to see Milla Jovovich in these kind of flicks) simply by doing almost everything wrong. The story is okay I guess (more Umbrella conspiracies etc.) but the execution sucks. It's like Anderson hasn't watched a movie since the original Matrix came out 11 years ago the way he still clings to slo-mo CGI shots. The movie is just a mess. No tension buildup whatsoever, just exposition followed by an obligatory effects-heavy scene/setpiece. The zombies are there just for show, as well as anyone who isn't a feisty, hot, armed-to-the-teeth female, and the 3D feels like an afterthought. Let's hope the guy is too busy for the next instalment and hires a professional.

So skip it. It's not frustratingly bad or anything, it's just a dull affair. Only for RE fans I guess... :)

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 09-10-2010, 14:10:47
BSG doesnt end. Thats for sure. A new serie is going on ATm, named Caprica. And its a great succes aswel.

No. It's no success and it isn't even scifi anymore imo. Just a bunch of religious, political and social topics on a few planets no grand fights and the nice story you got with BSG.
Don't mess with your feelings for BSG, don't watch it.

Now the first Cylon war would be grand! :)

Anyhow I promised a new review, so here it is:

Cargo a swiss scifi made in 2009.
I found it at a local store here and just took it along. Now I said that it ain't that great and it's true, as it borrows heavily from older scifi stories and even towards the end from The Matrix. But it had a low budget and for that they made a good movie. It would get a 7 of 10 from me.
Watch it. It's gritty and picks up on a good story (even though it does have the one or the other hole).
It isn't a waste of time like other movies.

(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BNzUyOTgwMTA0MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNTMwOTYyMw@@._V1._SY314_CR2,0,214,314_.jpg)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0381940/
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: THeTA0123 on 09-10-2010, 15:10:43
BSG doesnt end. Thats for sure. A new serie is going on ATm, named Caprica. And its a great succes aswel.

No. It's no success and it isn't even scifi anymore imo. Just a bunch of religious, political and social topics on a few planets no grand fights and the nice story you got with BSG.
Don't mess with your feelings for BSG, don't watch it.

Now the first Cylon war would be grand! :)

I actually like it :v. Reviews say it is alot of things BSG is, expect things blowing up in space.

But ye, a serie of the first cylon war would be very nice. Fleets of battlestars fighting against Base stars..

Caprica for those who loved the Political/religous debates
A first cylon war Serie for those who loved the space battles, scifi...and space battles  :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 09-10-2010, 15:10:56
I liked both but Caprica just takes it to the brink of boring.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 09-10-2010, 15:10:15
Anyone seen the old BsG series?   Are they worth watching?  Ive seen the BsG movie from 1980, about the first cylon war, but it sucks and it doesnt contain much of that war. That movie reminds me more of
 "Space: 1999" unfortunately.
    I also agree Starbuck from the new series is slightly annoying, the original Starbuck is Face from the old A-team, he suits alot better imo. Its weird how they changed him to a woman, and Boomer is changed from a black guy to a oriental women. I dont think Razor was much to brag about either, the beginning was very cool, but the end was too "Space 1999". I think the "hybrids" lying in their bathtubs in 60's surroundings are alittle too much, but acceptable since the rest of the series is so damn good :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: THeTA0123 on 09-10-2010, 15:10:37
The origenal BSG where actually pretty popular. Those days, series like BSG, star wars/trek where imense popular, But they cancelled BSG for not so good view rates....entirly caused because of this=

Quote
In mid-April 1979, ABC executives canceled the show. An AP article reported, "The decision to bump the expensive Battlestar Galactica was not surprising. The series ... had been broadcast irregularly in recent weeks, attracting slightly over a quarter of the audience in its Sunday night time slot."[7] Larson has claimed that it was a failed attempt by ABC to position its number one program Mork & Mindy into a more lucrative timeslot.[8] (The ratings for Mork & Mindy plummeted far below what they had been for Battlestar Galactica.) The cancellation led to viewer outrage, protests outside ABC studios, and even contributed to the suicide of Edward Seidel, a 15-year-old boy in Saint Paul, Minnesota who was obsessed with the program


They where very nice for its days, but BSG Re-imagined is far better imo. Decisions like projectile weapons on the galactica/raptors and such where very good decisions, and also the inclusion of the Fall of the 12 colonies was great.

The DVD box of the old BSG is pretty popular. for 10 euro you have 20 episodes of good old old-skool sci-fi viewing
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: hslan.Corvax on 09-10-2010, 15:10:44
Anyone already watched "The Social Network" ? People say its a reeeaaaally good movie ..
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Thorondor123 on 09-10-2010, 22:10:49
Milla Jovovich
That's automatically at least 3/5 right there.

But yes, I did enjoy the three other films, so I'm going to see this one too.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 11-10-2010, 18:10:52
Raiders of the lost Ark

- 29 years old and still fucking awesome

10 out of 10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: THeTA0123 on 12-10-2010, 19:10:15
Raiders of the lost Ark

- 29 years old and still fucking awesome

10 out of 10
Also watched it yesterday, and i follow with 10/10

Cause of germans and MP40's :v
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Capten_C on 13-10-2010, 18:10:46
Small Time Crooks.
A Woody Allen farce I recorded on the off chance it would be good.
It was silly and farcical but some great acting and I enjoyed it, 7.5/10!

I was caught off guard by one scene and was in stiches. This actress was playing a dumb/ low IQ role and was a look out during a dinner party as W.A. tried to open a safe upstairs.
Lots of silly lines "talk about the weather or something.." and great deadpan acting by her!  ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S14TwwfdfMM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S14TwwfdfMM)

Will have to look out for more of his films...
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 13-10-2010, 19:10:41
Will have to look out for more of his films...

You might like last year's Whatever Works. I'm not that fond of Woody Allen movies (I have had Manhattan in my DVD collection for years but still haven't watched it...), but somehow this one worked for me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7HnD17Od1g
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: THeTA0123 on 15-10-2010, 17:10:32
Battlestar Galactica-Razor
9/10
After finishing BSG, i was amazed. However, left with a hunger for MOAR

Then i found out their are 2 television movies :D ;D

Razor tells the story of Battlestar Pegasus,her Commander Cainand her right hand Kendra Shaw. About the Pegasus during the Attack of the 12 colonies, her lucky escape from scorpio's shipyards, and her guerilla war. About Cain's life during the first cylon war, about William adama during the first cylon war and more

Seeing Razor made my hunger even greater. Honestly, they NEED to make a serie dedicated to the first cylon war. We wanna see battlestars in action!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 15-10-2010, 20:10:36
Up

Saw this new Pixar movie yesterday.

Best animated movie since monsters inc.

A pretty typical storyline, but I felt the soul put into the movie (which IMO is rare in todays animated movies. Shrek has just become a money-maker).
In the beginning, when you get to follow the mans life, I actually shed a tear in the end when his wife got sick.

Was also pretty funny, loved Russel. Of course, it had to have the typical side-story: A really cute and nice child is actually very alone and has a abscent father, but can't really accept it. Ends happily with the lone man taking the role as his father.

Really beautiful movie. I recommend everyone to watch it.

9/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Die Happy on 18-10-2010, 14:10:53
RED
the "new one" with bruce willis, old gang of retired cia and other agency's agents return to action once again
Retired
Extremly
Dangerous

the old gang shows the newcomers how it is done, action, chases, man hunts, the usual stuff.

fun, action, with Bruce willis and marry-louise parker.  good flick to watch if you are in the mood for a solid action movie.

7/10



The Other Guys
Will ferrel and Mark wahlberg in a very funny cop comedy with some very strange scenes and other that make even less sense and a storyline at times forced forward by ridiculous scenes.

still it is very funny and specially in the opening part it shines with some great action/humour by "the rock" & samuel L. jackson.  
overall kind of strange cop comedy that sometimes leaves you puzzeld. but still a fun movie to watch, specially if you like will ferrell

- "aim for the bushes" :D


7/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 18-10-2010, 14:10:01
Ah, totally forgot to review RED here. You beat me to it.

Saw it last week, and really liked it. Some movies just click, and RED sure is one of 'm, imo. Certainly one of my favourite movies from this year I think. My well-read, educated moviebuff mind only gives it a 7/10 at most too, but to be honest I liked it way more than that.

Proper actors and a solid story, but for me the charm was in the little details. The actors really had good chemistry and there were a lot of little jokes tucked away in moments you didn't expect them. And what is it with Weeds' Mary Louise Parker that makes her, pardon my french, so damn f***able? Can't wait for the new season... :P
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Die Happy on 18-10-2010, 14:10:53
weeds season 6 is running right now (episode 8 ) and it is freaking awesome.

btw, few pages back there was talk about BSG, i loved the series, specially the early seasons.
the spin off "Caprica" is okay-ish but until now has not much in common with the original series.

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: siben on 18-10-2010, 14:10:58
Mr.Bones

Nice South African comedy movie. Has lots of silly and funny scenes, shows traditional and modern africa, and has the typical Good vs evil kind of story line. I give it an 8/10

Short scene from youtube, sorry it is dubbed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFXHBXt3bvI
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 18-10-2010, 16:10:26
Tropic Thunder                        7/10

Not much to say. Bullshit story, but very funny stuff. I kinda thought of it as a 6, but i laughed pretty much so i guess 7 suits better. Their "battle-scenes" are hilariuos
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Die Happy on 18-10-2010, 17:10:19
i love robert downy junior in tropic thunder
what was his role again, playing a white dude, playing a black dude.

and dont forget, "you never go full retard!"  :D

truly funny stuff
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Lightning on 18-10-2010, 17:10:50
"I'm the dude playing the dude disguised as another dude" :D
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 18-10-2010, 17:10:15
Going to watch RED thursday, can't wait for it. John Malkovich and Bruce Willis are long time favourites.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: :| Hi on 19-10-2010, 06:10:33
Uganda Action Movie. Otherwise known as Who killed Captain Alex. 10/10. I can't even begin to describe the movie. Top of the african action movie genre, definitely.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 20-10-2010, 03:10:04
RED 10/10 Very good, stupid funny action movie.  Morgan Freeman AND Bruce Willis?!  My brain just exploded from the awesome.

"That's it! I'm gettin' out the pig!"
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 20-10-2010, 16:10:02
Kick Ass

9/10

Well exexcuted, good pace, well narrated, fresh look on the genre, pushed the right buttons and brought out the right emotions at each point

/The main actor was the quiet sort, so I can't say much about relating to him, but he 'worked'
/The 11 year old gal was totally badass AND the best actor in the movie, not saying anyone did a bad job, but she excelled
/The geek friends added, and didn't simply represent the stereotype - I think subtlety was to thank for that
/The bad guy was human which was nice, but also bad-bad
/Nicholas Cage was a good supporting actor, with clear dynamics and yet, not a show-stealer

In simple words, and not to sound like a teenager, 'Fucking Cool!'

Highly recommended

And what the critics said about the 11-year old was... well, I don't know, I didn't see their complaints. Radical sure, but tres cool!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: siben on 20-10-2010, 17:10:50
Uganda Action Movie. Otherwise known as Who killed Captain Alex. 10/10. I can't even begin to describe the movie. Top of the african action movie genre, definitely.

Where did you find the whole movie? i really want to see it.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: :| Hi on 21-10-2010, 06:10:35
Interwebz :v
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 22-10-2010, 18:10:57
Machete - 3/10

Crap! I think it should have stayed a fake trailer, it was cooler then, the story more epic.

The mistake made with this one was... well, besides it being Rodriguez rather than Tarantino, its attempt to matter. It should have been like the trailer, no holds-barred, ballsy, testosterone-filled, outlandish, far-fetched and for all or nothing. It had the right cast, but the wrong locale. It could have involved drugs, and by all means, make the man one of family-revenge, but fighting for immigration? Come on!! The lines were weak - I mean whoever the script writers were, and Rodriguez too, I say 'This is American, dammit! Speak English'

And to the rest of the sorry movie, in the words of machete himself,
"Why be a real person when you are already a myth" ... and it should have remained one
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: MaJ.P.Bouras on 24-10-2010, 15:10:08
The Town - 8/10

A nice police/love/bad-boy-loves-good-girl-and-wants-to-get-away-from-steets-but-can't

At some points a bit predictable and somewhat boring but for most of the movie it kept me interested.I has a few great shootouts and i liked it a lot.8/10 because i believe the love stories of bad boys are overused and because of extensive police violence which made it non-believable at some points(guy runs in a house kicking the ass of everyone in there).


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0840361/
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 24-10-2010, 22:10:31
RED
10/10
My head exploded. Watched it together with two of my best friends, one of them I hadn't seen in a year and well, damn. This movie is great to link up with an old buddy.

Story is awesome, cast is even more awesome (John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman, Bruce Willis, etc). If you don't go and watch this movie you can better just kill yourself.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 24-10-2010, 22:10:48
oh right that movie! John Malkovic and Morgan Freeman in the same movie, I HAVE to watch it!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 24-10-2010, 23:10:59
Cinema is totally worth it, would be a waste to wait for a DVD or pirated version.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 24-10-2010, 23:10:46
yeah haven't been to the cinema since last winter.
Don't know that much about it, vaguely remember seeing a trailer ages ago. Got my eyes on some skirt to take to the movies, a good movie for that?
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 24-10-2010, 23:10:45
I don't know if female subjects can appreciate this movie. It got alot of humour though.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 24-10-2010, 23:10:17
I don't know if female subjects can appreciate this movie. It got alot of humour though.

Me mum loved it.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 25-10-2010, 00:10:18
I don't know if female subjects can appreciate this movie. It got alot of humour though.

Me mum loved it.
Gimme her number and i'll take her
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 25-10-2010, 01:10:51
Haha, damnit Ted theres people sleeping in this house, I'm supposed to be quiet  ;D

But if you're chick digs humour, good action and good actors, go for it.

@TW, is 'me mum' a reference to Karl Pilkington? (Gives you +1 if it is)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 25-10-2010, 02:10:03
My mom says she doesn't go out with children, sorry.

@TW, is 'me mum' a reference to Karl Pilkington? (Gives you +1 if it is)

It can if you want it to be.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 25-10-2010, 16:10:27
Then it isn't. Your reputation is still stuck.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 25-10-2010, 23:10:36
Indiana Jones and the last Crusade
- Classic, not as good as Raiders of the Ark but still damn good

9 out of 10

Wall Street (from 1987)
- Should almost work as a historical document in a few years

7 out of 10

Risky Business
- I just love Tom Cruise

7 out of 10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Dukat on 26-10-2010, 00:10:02
Lebanon. 2009. Samuel Moaz.
7/10

An israelian motley crew in a tank at the start of the Libanon war in 1982. The movie shows mostly the viewpoint of a gunner, showing either the interior of the tank or the outside world through his gun sight. The strangely cold sound of the radio voices from outside, commenting what can be seen through the sight, add a haunting athmosphere. While everything is in ruins outside, the crew is fighting its own war inside. With each other, the heat, the tension and the condensed water dropping from the floor mixing up with oil, cornflakes, and urine. Sadly the occurence appears too episodic, though the cuts in between are meant as expression of endless waiting.

http://espanol.video.yahoo.com/watch/7602282/20167852

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1483831
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 26-10-2010, 17:10:53
The Road   (2009)      9/10      I really liked this movie. Its extremely depressive, and i think its very realistic aswell. It describes a very very good impression of a post apocalyptic world. Though if you wanna see alot of action and boobs this is not your movie.

Ghost of Mars   (2001)    4/10      This movie is quite unrealisic and have bad actors (except Jason Statham which do it quite good) The good part is that the story is built up in an interesting way so you step by step get to know what have happened , and its a relatively good mood. The story is basicly allright, but many details make it stupid. The story is kinda funny... a virus (or something you never get to know) have made people on Mars crazy, so they dress like a mix between mad max-people and black metallers, wield swords and spears and start to murder people. While the rapper Ice Cube and some good guys try to fight off these murder-black metallers. Quite stupid, but its entertaining enough.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 26-10-2010, 20:10:45
Ah, yes. The Road. I really like the way the movie follows the book!

Finally I really felt they brought the mood of the book on screen, really good job by the guys behind it.

Still, the book is better (some stories are better in book form and other are better for movies that's it)

Still, great movie and a great book!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 30-10-2010, 15:10:49
The sorceror's apprentice

4/10
Its not as bad a movie as it is souless. It could really have been good. It had all it needed to be. Sure, the background could have been beefed-up more, and there could have been alot of parodies of other movies if either of the 2 main actors had had a thing for movies and decided to imitate real movies eg. in the car chase, something out of transformers would have been in order, or using the MIB forgetting thing after the pile-up or something...

And the nod to the Fantasia's the Sorceror's apprentice could have been alot more dramatic and true to form... It was for the most part a wasted opportunity to have a real magic ride, and it dies needing a more dramatic ending and more original humor - Still, this is Nicholas Cage's best look since the '90s. Pitty it was all for nothing :-(
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 30-10-2010, 21:10:19
Saw 2 cool movies yesterday:

The Social Network
Or: that Facebook movie. :) I am a big David Fincher fan, but when I read he was gonna make a movie about Facebook I wasn't that enthousiastic. I mean, how can a movie about a website be not only good, but Fincher-worthy? But as it turns out it's a highly enjoyable, expertly made and well acted movie. I have no idea how close it stays to actual facts, but as a movie it works. Great dialogues, pretty pictures, well worth checking out. Jesse Eisenberg (he of Zombieland fame) should at least get nominated for an Oscar, he owns that lead part.
I wasn't blown away in a Fincher type way, like with Se7en or Fightclub, but it wasn't sappy nonsense like Benjamin Button either. I'm actually looking forward to seeing what he'll do with the Millennium remakes, because in my opinion that's more his cup of tea (even though I detest Hollywood for remaking yet another european work of art before it got the chance to get worldwide recognition on its own merits).

Splice
Typical love-it-or-hate-it affair from the director of Cube. It's about two genetic engineers who, after yet another budget cut, decide to take their work underground and continue to experiment with splicing human DNA with animal DNA. The end result is a bit more predictable then I would like, but overall it's a solid movie that plays around with different ethical and moral dilemma's. As a thriller/creature feature it will probably disappoint its intended crowd, but as a movie about the state we, as humankind, are in right now, it works. What kept me focussed on the good bits was the fact that I just like these small labour-of-love type movies. It's written by the director himself and there's basically just 3 actors and the story. You can never really go wrong with Adrian Brody and the creature itself is kind of a cool movie "monster".
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 31-10-2010, 05:10:35
The Warlords
9/10
Awesome.
"A brother who kills another brother must die"
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DannyNickelov on 31-10-2010, 11:10:59
The mini-serie 'Band of Brothers'

10/10

OMG! Don't have words for it... truely beautiful and such a realistic 10 hours long movie!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: SJonni on 31-10-2010, 14:10:11
Trolljegeren/The Troll Hunter 9/10

Awesome mockumentary with Norwegian trolls.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DannyNickelov on 31-10-2010, 14:10:09
Indiana Jones and the last Crusade
- Classic, not as good as Raiders of the Ark but still damn good

9 out of 10


Indiana Jones is the best.

Steven Spielberg is the best!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 31-10-2010, 16:10:57
Indiana Jones and the last Crusade
- Classic, not as good as Raiders of the Ark but still damn good

9 out of 10


Indiana Jones is the best.

Steven Spielberg is the best!

But he tag-teamed with Lucas to rape Indy! (IV movie, if you can even call it a movie)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 31-10-2010, 20:10:01
Indiana Jones and the last Crusade
- Classic, not as good as Raiders of the Ark but still damn good

9 out of 10


Indiana Jones is the best.

Steven Spielberg is the best!

Stanley Kubrick is the undefeated master of directors. Sergio Leone is his heir to the throne.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 31-10-2010, 21:10:55
Kick-Ass!
Crazy movie, with a wicked plot and totally crazy main characters. Hit Girl definately was my most-favourite character followed by Big Daddy and Red Mist. Nicolas Cage was awesome, too, being a revenge-thirsty maniac who trains his daughter to fight for him.
At first you think it´s a movie about an average guy becoming a super hero, but then BD and HG start their business and the fun begins.
8.5/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Gl@mRock on 01-11-2010, 05:11:05
Rocky Horror Picture Show.

The movie sucks but the crowd wins big time.

I had a great time tonight.  ;D

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 01-11-2010, 11:11:58
Mongol (2007)
10/10
"I had nowhere to hide, so I was no longer afraid."
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mayhemic.MAD on 01-11-2010, 12:11:29
Piranha - 8/10
awesome movie.. Huge amounts of naked boobs and splatter scenenes that put Braindead to shame  ;D

First Men in th Moon - 7/10
A low budget H.G.Wells adaption in the best spirit of movies like the Time Machine or 20.000 leagues under the sea. If you are into Jules Verne and such just watch it. I really liked it.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 01-11-2010, 13:11:17
Technically not a movie, but I watched the first episode of The Walking Dead.
I didn´t read the comics, so except for the "Oh, Zombies!"-part I didn´t really knew what to expect. The first episode is well done and good to watch. It ahs some "Oh shit!"-moments where you fear about the characters but also some nice images that show the post-apocalyptic world of a Zombie attack. The pilot episode really got me hooked up and I can´t wait for next week to see more.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Moose on 01-11-2010, 15:11:09
Agreed Homer. The last scene with the camera pulling out where the zombies are swarming the Abrams tank was great. I got hooked
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DannyNickelov on 03-11-2010, 08:11:21
Yesterday, on RTL7 ;

Black Sheep


1/10

Worst movie i've ever seen.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 03-11-2010, 08:11:39
Yesterday, on RTL7 ;
Black Sheep
1/10
Worst movie i've ever seen.

It's a comedy along the lines of Brain Dead and Severance. Don't worry if it's bad. ^^
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 03-11-2010, 09:11:17
If you rate Black Sheep 1/10 you are not welcome on this forum.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DannyNickelov on 03-11-2010, 09:11:16
If you rate Black Sheep 1/10 you are not welcome on this forum.

It be so.

I don't like that movie
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Ciupita on 03-11-2010, 10:11:52
If you rate Black Sheep 1/10 you are not welcome on this forum.

It be so.

I don't like that movie

It's awesome!!! :DD
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 03-11-2010, 11:11:21
If you rate Black Sheep 1/10 you are not welcome on this forum.

It be so.

I don't like that movie

It's awesome!!! :DD

See?! Even girls love it. You're out Danny. ^^
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Thorondor123 on 03-11-2010, 11:11:52
The 2007 film? I have not seen it but it sounds bloody awesome :D
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DannyNickelov on 03-11-2010, 13:11:29
Mwah... effects and costumes looks cheap. I watched the movie when i was a kid, friggin' scary movie, but yesterday it was on the TV.

I have to say, í'ts a funny movie, but not realistic and the story is not that good.

So, that's my opinion and if you guys like the movie, so be it! :D

Edit: Girls?
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 03-11-2010, 14:11:02
It's from 2007. Your 'kid' days aren't that far over yet. ;)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Thorondor123 on 03-11-2010, 14:11:47

Edit: Girls?
You'll know when you grow up.
---

The latest film I watched was the extended edition of David Lynch's Dune. I really like the original Lynch film, and this is not bad either. Definitely better than the 2000 miniseries. While the miniseries follows the novel more closely and get most of the technical details correct, it suffers from totally unfitting or even plain bad actors. Also, the dialogue is chanced so much that it doesn't feel like Dune. Lynch's film captures the feeling and message of the novel in much better way. Kyle MacLachlan as Paul Atreides, Patrick Stewart as Gurney Halleck, Sting ( ;D ) as Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen... it all fits.

This must be my favourite scene from the extended edition: Gurney Halleck plays baliset whilst Liet-Kynes, Yueh, Hawat, Duke Leto and Paul are listening.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCfQmVuIgVg
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: SJonni on 03-11-2010, 16:11:28
Wait, you gave it 1/10 for not being realistic? But why would you think it would be with zombie sheep?
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 03-11-2010, 17:11:42
Black Sheep was quite funny the first time i watched it. The 2nd time i didnt laugh much, but its still allright. Far better than 1/10 at least, i would say 6/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 03-11-2010, 19:11:58
Black Sheep was fun, but not that classic, imo. It simply tried too hard to be Braindead part 2. In better , more original hands it could've turned out great.

Just came back from The Town, but it's been already reviewed 2 pages back I think and I don't have much to add: Basically a gritty streetlevel version of Heat, which is a good thing (although they didn't have to copy the music as well :) ). Solid turn from Ben Affleck, both in front of and behind the camera. Nice to see him bouncing back this way. Great supporting cast as well. Maybe give Gone Baby Gone another spin tonight, and make this Affleck Day official. ;)


The Losers
This comic adaptation tells the story of a group of spec ops soldiers/mercs, led by Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Weeds, Watchmen, Supernatural), who get screwed over by their boss. They get left for dead and need to get back to the states so they can get the guy who's responsible. The A-Team and Expendables kind of stole its thunder, but I actually liked this one more than the other two. Because it's more of a low profile movie, with lesser known actors, it missed that "see what we did here?" aspect which made the story and characters a bit easier to get into.
The story itself is nothing you haven't seen before, but somehow - for me at least - it all clicked. The cast is great (besides The Comedian the team consists of Idris Elba (The Wire, The Office US) and Star Trek's Zoë Saldana (hubba F-ing hubba) among others) and they all have a certain chemistry that makes sure the humor works. The directing is solid, but nothing special. You get the drill, a lot of slo-mo and jump-cutting and such.
It won't blow your mind, but it's just good, manly fun, with a nice techy feel to it. And a movie that has a Mig 21 in it's intro sequence has my vote. Together with RED definitely one of my favorites this year, in the action comedy department of course.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 07-11-2010, 16:11:50
Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior  6/10
Ong-Bak 2: The Beginning   9/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 07-11-2010, 17:11:54
So Ong Bak 2 is better than 1? Cool, cuz I really liked the first one.

Have you seen Chocolate and Raging Phoenix, by any chance?
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 07-11-2010, 19:11:49
Nope.

Red Cliff - 8/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DannyNickelov on 07-11-2010, 20:11:02
Jackass 3D

8/10

No Party Boy... xD
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 07-11-2010, 20:11:04
Jackass 3D

8/10

No Party Boy... xD
I would even go so far and give it a 9/10. I literally laughed my ass off while watching it. If you liked the show, then you will like this movie, too. The opening scene was absolutely hilarious and the slo-mo effects were great. The only thing that made me a bit sad was that everyone in the Jackass crew looks so old now...time passes by too fast. :/
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 07-11-2010, 21:11:28
Ip Man - 8/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: :| Hi on 07-11-2010, 21:11:12
Young Frankenstein, 10/10.

Great movie, still make sme laugh when I watch it.
for anybody who watches it for the first time, watch Igor's facial expressions through out the movie  ;D
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 07-11-2010, 23:11:57
Warriors of Heaven and Earth - 6/10

(yes, I did watch almost all these movies today, Ong-Bak was yesterday.)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 08-11-2010, 00:11:53
Nope.

Well, I can safely say your gonna love those then. I'll write a little review of 'm tomorrow but now I really gotta call it a night. :)

Oh, and make sure you look for Chocolate, not the schmaltzy Johnny Depp movie Chocolat.

"From the people who brought you Ong Bak...comes a special-needs girl, with a special need....to kick some ass." Awesome trailer. :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoccbDV5NOI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoccbDV5NOI)

And here's the just as cool Raging Phoenix trailer as well:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejM7ZCEzs5A (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejM7ZCEzs5A)


Jeeja Yanin is my new Kick-ass Queen. What a girl.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 08-11-2010, 00:11:33
Mr. Brooks

Was on TV last night, seen it 3 times already but it's still an amazing movie. Kevin Costner at it's best.

9/10.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 08-11-2010, 02:11:09
1492: Conquest of Paradise - 6/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: NTH on 08-11-2010, 13:11:29
Inception: 9,5/10

Has been reviewed before. So I am just going to say if you haven't see this one before, WHERE THE HELL HAVE YOU BEEN!!.

Film plot in one sentence: Son, I am disappoint.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 16-11-2010, 01:11:22
Kingdom of Heaven 8/10  -  Very good, but felt a bit rushed.

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 16-11-2010, 01:11:53
Did you see the director's cut?
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Abuzer on 16-11-2010, 01:11:39
Liked the director's cut for Kingdom of Heaven, and the same goes for the dc's of Robin Hood and Prince Arthur..
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 16-11-2010, 10:11:47
Haven't seen the D.C. of Robin Hood yet, but the DVD D.C. version of K.o.H is one of the most accomplished and impressive movies I've ever seen, and it improved so much on the original. Complete storylines were cut in half/out for the theatrical release. It's almost like that with every Ridley Scott epic (Blade Runner, Gladiator, Robin Hood, etc.). When are studios gonna learn to give this man a free hand?   :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 17-11-2010, 19:11:59
So... Don't know how to break this but I watched a movie with my girlfriend, it's called...

Twilight...

It's not good but it's not that bad that people wanna make it look like
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 17-11-2010, 19:11:41
A disgrace, a proud member of the male sex left the manhood circle.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Zoologic on 17-11-2010, 19:11:45
How could someone do that by just watching a chick-flick?

I was more amused with them chicks moaning when Edward Cullen showed on screen. The movie is not totally bad, but it isn't my taste exactly. Last time i checked it, the vampire is still European, so everything is in order, except the hype.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 17-11-2010, 19:11:27
Uwe Boll can't even top the garbage of Twilight  :-\
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: G.Drew on 17-11-2010, 20:11:31
Death at a funeral - 7/10

Not a bad film to watch when your bored and in need of lulz.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 17-11-2010, 20:11:21
I havent seen it, but i deny to believe Twilight is anything else than terrible... it cant be good ... NIEMALS
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 17-11-2010, 20:11:20
I havent seen it, but i deny to believe Twilight is anything else than terrible... it cant be good ... NIEMALS
It's just like any other teenage movie but with vampires, no more, no less
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Capten_C on 18-11-2010, 15:11:32
Tyson (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jsWPVs2Bwc)
Happened to see it late one night on tv and recorded it, been watching it in small chunks.
It's a documentary/autobiography. He is very honest and open in the film and I'm really enjoying watching him talk about his career and all the bad stuff etc
If you loved that Tyson "era" when he was untouchable in the ring then you'll love this  10/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 20-11-2010, 21:11:31
The Social Network
- It feels so weird. Watching a movie about how something started. And this certain "something" is still very big and popular. It's not like it has happened and gone by and been forgotten and then this movie is made.

Anyhow, I really liked it. Story, dialog, good actors.

7 out of 10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 20-11-2010, 23:11:11
Due Date 7/10
Pretty good, seemed to follow a pattern most movies go through. Still pretty funny.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Moose on 21-11-2010, 01:11:24
Harry Potter 7 Part 1, followed the plot of the book, scenery was as I imagined it when I read it. As good as the other movies.

8/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 21-11-2010, 12:11:12

Went to watch HP7, P1, too, yesterday.

Spoilers!
I must admit that the last time I read the book is some time ago, so I wasn´t completely up-to-date, but still the movie was easy to follow, since most of the important things were in it, and also pretty much how I imagined them. Sure, there were some minor differences from the book, like Harry not taking Polyjuice at the wedding, and some things were cut short, like the trio planing their infiltration of the Ministry, but these things aren´t that bad.
The images were quite dark and powerfull. I really loved the animated story of the Three Brothers and the scene were Ron destroyed the Horkrux. So the movie was really good in capturing the books dark atmosphere. I really can´t wait to see the 2nd Part with the epic "fight" between Harry and Voldemort.
IMO this movie was one of the best and closest to the book. Mainly because it was seperated it into 2 parts.
Definately a 8.5/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 21-11-2010, 18:11:53
Scott Pilgrim vs The World
- Ugh, I bet the comics are great but this movie was dull.

5 out of 10



Armadillo
- Danish documentary about the base Armadillo in southern Afghanistan. Interesting and very well made.

7 out of 10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 21-11-2010, 23:11:17
Inception
- Nice to take a movie like this one awhile after the hype has settled. Still, a very good movie. If anybody could have pulled this off it had to be Nolan.

8 out 10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 23-11-2010, 08:11:24
Red

Meh... too contrived, nice old-fashioned, we're the spies, we're cool, we dodge bullets kind of shtick.. I get it, still an insult to Bruce Willis Bad-assery, and the rest of the stars were pretty much playing their usual roles in a different form, esp. Morgan Freeman
Idiot who recommended this one to me actually dared to compare it to Kick-ass. Jeez!
6/10

The Importance of Being Ernest
Its definitely a throwback to the Shakespearian comedy in its approach, but its jaunty, Victorian Fun. If you are not a total cynic, this is actually a fresh, fun story or romance, mischievious fun and confusion that ensues from using the same name to get access to 2 different women (That would be in the blurb)...
7/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 28-11-2010, 19:11:36
Wall Street - Money never sleeps

- What the hell is this? So bad it feels like a "Made for TV" movie.
 The only good thing was Charlie Sheen's appearance as Bud Fox from the previous movie.

 Not worth your time.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 29-11-2010, 18:11:51
John Rabe  8/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 01-12-2010, 12:12:50
Scott Pilgrim - 9/10
Now one of my favs. Totally fun, totally true to the books: word for word, character appearance and attitude, wardrope - and absolutely hilarious.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: siben on 01-12-2010, 12:12:24
The A-team: 3/10

Very bad movie, totally unrealistic. also found it only mildly amusing.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 01-12-2010, 12:12:06
I don't know if unrealistic is an argument with a movie about the A-Team  :P
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: siben on 01-12-2010, 12:12:40
well, take the flying tank scene, and the container ship scene, those are a bit more then just cutting a few corners for the sake of entertainment.

It does not have to be completely realistic, but come on, don't over do it.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 01-12-2010, 14:12:59
Go watch The Losers then. It's sort of like the B-Team, but a better movie.  :)

But see the "unbelievable" bits of the movie A-Team as compensation for the fact that this time around guys actually get shot and die. That didn't happen in the TV show but never got in the way of the fun, right.  ;)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 01-12-2010, 15:12:52
I dont think the A team scenes are supposed to be realistic at all. Since theyre so extreme and over-done theyre more like jokes. Thats why i like it and think its only funny. I think its better when its extreme and funny, than when its just "cutting a few corners" for the sake of entertainment ( or usually in lack of any good realistic ideas )
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: djinn on 01-12-2010, 19:12:32
Totally agree with jb here. Tank scene was funny as heck, imo.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Dukat on 10-12-2010, 17:12:00
Borderline. 8/10
Lyne Charlebois, Canada, 2008.

A woman at the age of 30 is looking back at her life, shown by small episodes and approaches that showcase important events of the past that had impact on her future development. Her life turns out to be very shaken since her early days when she grew up with her crazy mother and her weird grandmother. In the end a typical borderline personality is being characterized through and by the example of the protagonist.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1048147
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: [130.Pz]I.Kluge on 19-12-2010, 04:12:55
Three days four movies.

Godzilla 1954
9/10

Get past the technology and bad acting in few parts, and you have one of the most inetresting monster flick of all time. What sets the film apart from the sequels is the end and the *soundtrack.

*Tragic Sight of the Imperial Capital (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwkFw-69wZc&feature=related)

Dispicable Me
???

It was enetertaining, but lacked that magic pixar has in their movies and I hate Steve Carell. The minions seemed to make dirty jokes every time they talked.

Inception
7/10

BRRRAAAAAAAMMMM.......BRAAAAMAMMMMMM....BRAAAAAAMMMMMMM
Lots of nice action just very silly. The top does fall in the end.

Hevay Metal
8/10

Liked it, some good animation but few bad in other parts.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: :| Hi on 19-12-2010, 07:12:29
Three days four movies.

Godzilla 1954
9/10

Get past the technology and bad acting in few parts, and you have one of the most inetresting monster flick of all time. What sets the film apart from the sequels is the end and the *soundtrack.

*Tragic Sight of the Imperial Capital (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwkFw-69wZc&feature=related)

Great movie, very first godzilla movie I saw. Now it remains the pride of my 50 bajillion+ godzilla movies.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Hanley on 19-12-2010, 07:12:35
I caught a screening of the Coen Brothers' latest, TRUE GRIT, Thursday evening and I was blown away.

[9/10]

First of all, let me clarify that I have neither read the original book or seen the 1969 adaptation featuring the duke, John Wayne.

Performances were top notch as was the story.  Highly recommended this to all.  Jeff Bridges as Rooster Cogburn and Matt Damon as Texas Ranger LaBoeuf worked well together but Hailee Steinfeld stole the show for me as Mattie Ross.

Visuals were stunning and the whole film worked for me.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: NTH on 20-12-2010, 11:12:04
I caught a screening of the Coen Brothers' latest, TRUE GRIT, Thursday evening and I was blown away.

[9/10]

First of all, let me clarify that I have neither read the original book or seen the 1969 adaptation featuring the duke, John Wayne.

Performances were top notch as was the story.  Highly recommended this to all.  Jeff Bridges as Rooster Cogburn and Matt Damon as Texas Ranger LaBoeuf worked well together but Hailee Steinfeld stole the show for me as Mattie Ross.

Visuals were stunning and the whole film worked for me.

Ohh Coen Brother almost a guarantee to watch the movie.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 20-12-2010, 20:12:50
Machete
- 1 hour and 40 minutes, filled with sexy women, guns, blood and explosions. It's alright a lazy Sunday afternoon but doesn't really fill the whole Grindhouse feeling the fake trailer did back when the Grindhouse movies was released.

 Anyhow, some good moments here and there.

6 out of 10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Moose on 20-12-2010, 20:12:19
Machete
- 1 hour and 40 minutes, filled with sexy women, guns, blood and explosions. It's alright a lazy Sunday afternoon but doesn't really fill the whole Grindhouse feeling the fake trailer did back when the Grindhouse movies was released.

 Anyhow, some good moments here and there.

6 out of 10

Good assement. I agree
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 21-12-2010, 00:12:19
The Expandables
- I was expecting, Rambo, Ivan Drago, John McClane, The Terminator, Jet Li and that dude from The Transporter in the same movie. I got something like that but still not satisfied.

Some good action here and there but overall pretty weak.

Nice to see Eric Roberts as a bad guy

5 out of 10


Star 80
- During an episode of Eastbound and Down, the main character says something like this after being chewed out by his girlfriend and boss: You're actin' like I'm Eric Roberts in Star 80!

After that I just had to download the movie. It's movie about the life and death of playboy girl Dorothy Stratten and her life from the young days in Vancouver, to the Playboy mansion and her death by the hustler Snider played by Eric Roberts.

Solid movie and really good performance by Eric Roberts! Too bad his career took some crap because he really showed some skills here.

7 out of 10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 25-12-2010, 00:12:20
The Secret of Kells

Probably one of the most beautiful films I have ever seen, amazing amazing animation based on Celtic monastic writings.  About the writing of the Book of Kells in 800, kids might like it but it takes someone older to appreciate it.  Both funny and exciting, and ultimately beautiful, 4/5.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 28-12-2010, 16:12:16
The Next Three Days

Prison-break movie by Paul Haggis (Crash, Traffic). It's about a school teacher (Russel Crowe) who tries to get his wife (Elizabeth Banks) out of prison. She's been (wrongfully?) sentenced to life and after all legal options are exhausted he decides to spring her out of jail.
It's a solid movie, well written and with a good story, but it feels a little like the director/writer could've made it a bit leaner. It clocks in at 2 1/2 hours which you hardly notice because the movie is so well made, but it borders on pretentiousness. Even with this length Haggis had to cut some corner's plot-wise, so it's not perfect or anything. What made it work for me where the chemistry between the actors and the writing. It just feels real. It's nice to see Russel Crowe actually act again. He makes a believable everyman who is driven solely by the love for his wife without relying on schmaltzy ticks or traits. Elizabeth Banks in her turn is slowly and sneakily proving herself to be one of the more interesting (and better) actresses around today (reminds me of Rosario Dawson a couple of years ago - suddenly she's popping up in all these cool movies). Whether it's high profile political drama (Laura Bush in W), indy comedy fare (Kevin Smith's Zack & Miri Make A Porno) or scene stealing cameo's (40 year Old Virgin, 30 Rock, Scrubs, etc.), she makes it work. And she's kinda hot too. :)

So a nice 7 out of 10, I guess. You have to want to go along for the ride, but thanks to the actors it's hardly a chore. These kind of movies fall into the same group as disaster movies or rom-coms. You kind of expect how it's gonna end, but if done right, you don't mind at all.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: THeTA0123 on 29-12-2010, 23:12:25
The book of Eli

9/10

Truly an unique special film. I dint expected a single scene of this movie
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: :| Hi on 29-12-2010, 23:12:09
The book of Eli

9/10

Truly an unique special film. I dint expected a single scene of this movie

Agreed, I enjoyed it
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 30-12-2010, 16:12:24
The book of Eli

9/10

Truly an unique special film. I dint expected a single scene of this movie

Agreed, I enjoyed it

Yeah, it was enjoyable but "Truly an unique special film. I dint expected a single scene of this movie"? C'mon, that's the Fallout junkie in you talking, right? ;)  Watch this together with The Road and you basically have Fallout - The Movie.  :)
I like how I even liked it better the 2nd viewing. First time around I was indeed hoping for a Fallout kind of movie (like a big scale story, with different factions and such) but the second time around I knew what was coming and could appreciate the movie itself better.


But, to stay on topic:

Cyrus [2010]
Sweet little movie about a middle age divorcee (John C Reilly - Boogie Nights, Talladega Nights, The Aviator, etc.) who's fallen into a depression after his wife left him....7 years ago. He finally meets a new woman (überMILF Marisa Tomei - The Wrestler, My Cousin Vinnie) but things get complicated when he meets her grown-up son who still lives at home. The son, played by Jonah Hill (Superbad, Get Him To The Greek, Knocked Up), of course has issues with his mom's new friend (who wouldn't with a mom that hot, haha) and what follows is a lovely but awkward comedy.

Of course we've seen stuff like this before, but the way the movie focusses on details and lets the actors actually act makes it stand out. The characters are somehow real and human despite the somewhat cliché plot, and they make it work. John C Reilly just pwns parts like this, and he deserves a chance to headline a movie. Jonah Hill downplays it wonderfully and never becomes an unbelievable charicature. And Marisa Tomei...*sigh*...

A solid 7/10.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: THeTA0123 on 30-12-2010, 18:12:17
The book of Eli

9/10

Truly an unique special film. I dint expected a single scene of this movie

Agreed, I enjoyed it

Yeah, it was enjoyable but "Truly an unique special film. I dint expected a single scene of this movie"? C'mon, that's the Fallout junkie in you talking, right? ;)  Watch this together with The Road and you basically have Fallout - The Movie.  :)

Thanks for the advise, i'll defiantly watch that
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: MaJ.P.Bouras on 30-12-2010, 18:12:30
Thanks for the advise, i'll defiantly watch that



FLIPPY HE DID IT AGAIN!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: THeTA0123 on 30-12-2010, 18:12:08
Thanks for the advise, i'll defiantly watch that



FLIPPY HE DID IT AGAIN!
I am a genuis and i know theres none spelling errors in that senetence
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: hankypanky on 01-01-2011, 01:01:08
well, take the flying tank scene, and the container ship scene, those are a bit more then just cutting a few corners for the sake of entertainment.

It does not have to be completely realistic, but come on, don't over do it.

Are you kidding? Come on it was a really fun movie :D You know sometimes fun>realism
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 01-01-2011, 13:01:14
Dazed & Confused
- Coming of age movie packed with young actors that would later become big stars.

 Takes place at the last days of school, seen through the high school seniors and the juniors as well.

 It's really good actually, slow tempo with teenagers doing nothing but it actually works!

 Extra credits for Matthew McConaughey appearance as David, the adult who doesn't wanna grow up and still hangs with the local high school teenagers

"That's what I like with high school chicks, I get older, they stay the same age"
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 01-01-2011, 16:01:55
Zombieland

Good acting, on par with Shaun of the Dead in the "yuks-meet-yucks" department.  Also made me want to play Left 4 Dead.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 01-01-2011, 16:01:11
Zombieland was alright, best part for me was the whole Bill Murray part  :D
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 01-01-2011, 16:01:42
That was the best part for me too.  Best cameo role ever.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 01-01-2011, 20:01:03
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Cons:
I really wish Disney hadn't picked this movie up; it's filming style is so disgustingly American. They're trying to tell something that could go on to make a great two, maybe two-and-a-half hour movie and squishing it all down to meet the more efficient 1.5 hour-long 'keep the attention spans short and leave room for ads when it comes out on Network TV' generic action-adventure movie.  I don't have any issues with the acting, but really the casting.  Prince of Persia is supposed to be just that.  Persian.  Not Jake-freaking-Gyllenthal with a tan.  The only people I know for sure are actually slightly middle-eastern are the crooks in the movie (ostrich-racer guy, for example).  If you're going to make a film set actually in Iran and about Iranians, you really shouldn't have to do the same thing they did in Aladdin-That is, have the people that look stereotypically middle-eastern the bad guys.

Pros:
The acting was pretty good, and the CGI was used fairly well and It didn't seem too distracting.  It was actually useful in telling the story and they didn't pull a Jar-Jar with it, either.  The soundtrack, like most other movies was pretty good.

In short:  The movie is much too condensed, the camera angles are generic and uninventive, The casting was borderline racist, the acting was decent, the CGI worked well, and I liked the music.

4.5/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 05-01-2011, 18:01:20
Babylon AD   Quite bad. Alot of not too intresting action and a quite standard story. I guess a movie with Vin Diesel in a major role never can be the best.                5/10

The day the earth stood still Very good movie. Even if i think Keanu Reeves suck, in this movie he was quite good. Though i guess his role are very simple to play. The story wasnt very original, but still quite good. I like these movies where earth stand on the brink of destruction. It had a quite good mood.   8/10

The Island   Quite good movie. The beginning is awesome, while the longer into the movie you get, the more standard it gets with alot of driving/running/falling/shooting action constantly. I think the story is awesome, but except for the beginning it doesnt really have a good mood, and the acting is very "hollywood". But all in all i liked it quite much              7/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 05-01-2011, 19:01:27
Crank 2: High Voltage

Warning: do not watch movie on serious movie friday or before midnight at any given day.
I like Jason Statham, can't help it. I liked Crank, ridiculous movie but I really enjoyed it. Crank 2 however is just trying too damn hard. It's like a Chinese iPod copy, it works okay, it looks okay but it feels cheap and you know it's cheap.

Still, this movie entertained me at 2 am after a very tiresome day. And entertaining is a movie's purpose.

5.5/10

The Men Who Stare At Goats

Awesome cast, I really like Spacey, Bridges and Clooney and McGregor is not bad either. Combined with a good nonsense story that probably contains more truth than I can ever imagine it managed to keep a smile on my face the entire movie.

This movie is an instant entry to my elitist list of favourites.

8/10

Bean

Always have been a great lover of mr. Bean and used to have this movie on VHS when I was a tiny Fuchs, in time it got lost and after refinding my mr. Bean collection of DVD's I decided to watch this movie again. I'm glad I did, brought back many laughs and good memories.

A short movie (1 hour and 30 minutes..) but certainly a very, very entertaining movie.

7/10

Inglourious Basterds

Finally got to pick this one up and watch it. I took my friends advice and put off my history Nazi mode and switched to Spaghetti Western mode, in that mode I watched this movie and it surely helped. The special effects are truely amazing and I'm glad to see some real effects and not just CGI.

It surely made me laugh alot, especially when Lt. Raine speaks Italian 'Bun Djurnoo'. And Tarantino's usual randomness (STIGLITZ *guitar*) contributed alot to that.

Very entertaining, not Tarantino's finest hour but not a black mark on his list either.

7/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 05-01-2011, 19:01:39

The day the earth stood still The story wasnt very original, but still quite good. I like these movies where earth stand on the brink of destruction. 8/10

Sorry if this is a bit redundant, but it is a remake of the 1951 original. That one might be worth it to check out as well. And The Island is one of my 21st century guilty pleasures. Recently I rewatched it in HD and it's still a very fun ride. It's the thinking man's Michael Bay movie! ;-) Okay, like you said, the second half is more "Michael Bay" than "thinking man's" but it's all so enjoyable, with cool actors (Scarlett even looks hot in a tracksuit), a cool story and, that deserves a mention - even though I hate the man, Michael Bay just knows how to make a movie look good.

And Babylon AD, pffff, what a perfectly good waste of Michelle Yeoh that was. What on earth was The Queen Of Kick Ass doing in that movie? It felt like a bunch of good ideas without a story. Even Diesel deserves better than this.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 05-01-2011, 20:01:11
The 1951 original of T.D.T.E.S.S was included when i bought the movie, and i will surely check it out sooner or later. Im more a fan of good stories than special effects, so i really should watch it soon. Many things were awesome in the new movie, but maybe i most liked this huge invincible robot. What a good weapon  :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: THeTA0123 on 06-01-2011, 23:01:35
Predators

8/10

I enjoyed watching this movie. And thats all it matters.Sometimes you need need a good ol' cliche hollywood action movie
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 08-01-2011, 16:01:06
Death Race 2 (4/10)
Oh my, where to start?! It's supposed to be the prequel to Death Race and tries to capture a bit of the 1970s Death Race 2000 (which I would give a solid 7/10) flair, but imo it fails on both ends. It has story gaps and the characters are such breadboard cutouts, that a slight gust of wind can push em over. Even the Trejo can't help the movie with such bad writing...

Ultramarines (8/10)
Now this is finally an enjoyable movie! A must see for all WH40K fans and animation fans, it could have been a bit longer and I was longing for more major battles than just a platoon of Marines facing down the enemy, but still it made everything right. And the voice-actors are top notch! I'm buying the BR once it comes out in Germany in the hope that they make many more WH40K animation or real life movies! :D
The Ultramarines are too clean for my taste, for the next instalment I want to see the novel Helsreach made into a movie! The Black Templars vs Orks are a must see! It would even mean Titans! Yeah baby! ^^

(http://www.infinitas.com.au/ProductImages/9781844168637.jpg)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 08-01-2011, 16:01:50
Days of Thunder
- It's Top Gun but with cars and Nicole Kidman

4 out of 10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 08-01-2011, 20:01:09
Endless Love
- Brooke Shields and Martin Hewitt, in love in the last year of High School and things go bad.

 Three points automatically for Brooke Shields being ridiculously hot and showing her nipple from time to time other than that it's just one point.

4 out of 10

Wait no, the song Endless love is also in this so it's another score:

3 out of 10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 09-01-2011, 23:01:53
All the right moves
- Tom Cruise as an aspiring young football player in a working class small town in Pennsylvania. Our protagonist is struggling to survive the last months of High School to get a scholarship but after a important game things turn bad.

 The plot is OK and could have really been something good but it doesn't go all the way and just gets cheesy.

4 out of 10

 Damn, it happened again. I didn't even post it and already have to add something:

 Cruise girlfriend in this flick is pretty hot and there's a pretty OK sex scene with some kind of nipples in it.

So...

5 out of 10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 10-01-2011, 10:01:41
All the right moves
blahblahblah
4 out of 10
blahblahblah... nipples in it.
So...
5 out of 10

You cheap sell-out! ^^
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 10-01-2011, 11:01:20
@NTH - I've always wanted to see a really good WH40K movie, I mean come on, there's at least a saga in there to tell... hundreds of fans who would happily take part for free? Makes sense.  Their CGi cut-scenes are some of the best I've ever seen.



The Expendibles.
------------------------
4 - 10, not sure really what the fuck this movie was about.  It's clearly written by a moron.  I was expecting a movie like that of the A-Team, where it's so unbelievably high-octane that you forget picking plot holes and just sit back and enjoy it for the LOLs,  ... The Expendibles does not deliver.  Weak storyline, far too many stock shots of Slyvester Stallones toys, we all like motorbikes and planes with chain guns, but one shot is enough thanks.  Even Mikey Rourke, failed to deliver, his dialogue/part suited him, but his emotional retorts were so out of fucking context I wanted to shit and throw it at my TV.

My advice, rent the A-Team, win movie.  Or, Johnah Hex just so you can pretend to dick it up Megan Fox in a basque.  Or the Loosers.  Both the A-Team and the Loosers are twice the move that the Expendibles is.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: NTH on 10-01-2011, 14:01:00
@Von.Small
Stop smoking that shit  ;)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 10-01-2011, 17:01:03
Restrepo
- Documentary about an American platoon in the Korangal Valley in Afghanistan. Just as good as Armadillo but from the American point of view. Worth a watch.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 12-01-2011, 20:01:06
Legend
- So, Ridley Scott. And Tom Cruise. As an elf. Unicorns as well.

5 out of 10 (Mainly because of the unicorns)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Natty on 12-01-2011, 20:01:08
True Grit 7/10 - cool with a little girl as main character (good acting) awesome Jeff Daniels! very nice dialogue, typical Coen brothers feel overall.. Josh Brolin should have gotten some more screen-time.

Conviction 8/10 - One of my new favorite actors Sam Rockwell doing awesome job together with Hilary Swank. a must-see

Snow - de niro + edward norton = win... milla jovovich finally back in a good film!! 7/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Matthew_Baker on 12-01-2011, 20:01:57
True Grit 7/10 - cool with a little girl as main character (good acting) awesome Jeff Bridges!

Fix, gotta agree tho, very very good movie. That girl was amazing for her age
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 12-01-2011, 21:01:04
Coen brothers are my favourites, can't wait 'till True Grit hits the cinemas here on February 11.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Natty on 12-01-2011, 21:01:26
True Grit 7/10 - cool with a little girl as main character (good acting) awesome Jeff Bridges!

d'Oh! yea ofcourse.......... daniels, lol!

(http://www.filmdope.com/Gallery/ActorsD/4155-5456.gif)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 12-01-2011, 21:01:30
Oh, I'm so pumped for True Grit.

  You can't stay alive long without seeing a Coen flick from time to time

 And yeah, Natty. I have the same problem, I'm always confusing Jeff Bridges and Daniels
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: THeTA0123 on 13-01-2011, 23:01:17
Gran torino

9/10

i was first gonna rent 2012...but then that simply movie box of Gran torino caught me eye.

Clint" dirty harry" eastwood made one frakking good movie. simple story, fantastic dialogous
The ending was a surprise however. Sad... but not bad
what am i kidding. 8.5:10 goes pure for Clint his acting. 0.5 for cute asian girl

Quote
Duke: What you lookin' at old man?
Walt Kowalski: Ever notice how you come across somebody once in a while you shouldn't have fucked with? That's me.

Quote
Smokie: Are you fucking crazy? Go back in the house.
Walt Kowalski: Yeah? I blow a hole in your face and then I go in the house... and I sleep like a baby. You can count on that. We used to stack fucks like you five feet high in Korea... use ya for sandbags.

Also first movie where you dont see Clint kill a single person
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: hankypanky on 18-01-2011, 07:01:53
I'm watching Kill Bill Vol. 1 and I have a dire question. This movie has long bouts of Japanese and.... IS THERE SUPPOSE TO BE SUBTITLES? My version does not :/ I can't understand anything those crazy Asians say.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 18-01-2011, 10:01:02
I'm watching Kill Bill Vol. 1 and I have a dire question. This movie has long bouts of Japanese and.... IS THERE SUPPOSE TO BE SUBTITLES? My version does not :/ I can't understand anything those crazy Asians say.

Haha, I rewatched 'm both around christmas and was wondering the same thing. I thought the japanese bits were supposed to be hardcoded but they're part of the optional subtitles. Just turn on the subs and you'll get the translation as well.

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Michael Z Freeman on 18-01-2011, 14:01:36
Darby's Rangers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darby%27s_Rangers_(1958_film)), 1958.

Took me a while to notice the very young looking James Garner (who remembers The Rockford Files?). This little beauty is straight out of the "they don't make em' like they used to" department. Shot in b/w to match some of the newsreel footage, here we have a very good exploration of young soldiers thrown into something they don't understand and then finding out the hard way what they're fighting for. Has enough battle scenes to keep action affectionardos happy ... one scene with the Rangers crossing unseen through an entire column of moving tanks comes to mind. This is one of those examples of not just fine film making if you ask me, but something that was made when what that period was all about was still clear in the minds of many people. Old is definitely better in this case.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: hankypanky on 18-01-2011, 23:01:53
I'm watching Kill Bill Vol. 1 and I have a dire question. This movie has long bouts of Japanese and.... IS THERE SUPPOSE TO BE SUBTITLES? My version does not :/ I can't understand anything those crazy Asians say.

Haha, I rewatched 'm both around christmas and was wondering the same thing. I thought the japanese bits were supposed to be hardcoded but they're part of the optional subtitles. Just turn on the subs and you'll get the translation as well.


FUUUUUUU...........
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Biiviz on 24-01-2011, 20:01:28
Reservoir Dogs
7/10

I have no idea why it took me so long to finally watch this classic. Anyway, I enjoyed the ride but... something just left me wanting more. The trivia around the movie is almost as interesting as the movie itself.


Rare Exports
8/10

Enjoyable, had its funny moments and some creepy ones. Will probably start watching it every Christmas like with Bad Santa.


Fun with Dick and Jane
9/10

Also an old classic and I've seen it many times on TV as well. Saw the whole movie just for the "robotic voice-scene". Always cracks me up.


Ghostbusters I & II
9/10

Saw these last night just because I happened to hear the theme song on some site. Awesome films. Rumors of a part III are on imdb.com but the main characters are all born in the 40's, 50's and early 60's i.e. soon to be sitting in wheelchairs drooling on themselves.


SAW VII
5/10

/facepalm
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 24-01-2011, 20:01:23
Last week I watched two Swedish classics called "Utvandrarna" and "Nybyggarna" starring some classic actors such as Max von Sydow and Liv Ullmann.

Don't know the English titles but if you translate it, it's kinda like "Emigrants" and the "Settlers"

It's about a Swedish working class family in late 1800's who like many other Swedish families during this time that emigrated to America.

It starts off with the harsh life in Sweden for the lower classes, struggling with the land, the winters and life in general.

It's a big chronicle over a family's history from the start to the end.

A Swedish classic
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 25-01-2011, 09:01:59
Black Swan 8/10

A moving and very disturbing movie. It's definitely not for everyone, but it has it's moments. I even flinched at some of the 'harder' pictures (damn I hate fingernail related horror...). I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good thriller from time to time.

As a plus on the side, it has hardcore girl on girl action with Natlie Portman and Mila Kunis. Enough so, to make every Star Wars fan's heart leap with joy (and other things come back to the light side). ;)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 25-01-2011, 09:01:20
gonna watch it sometime this week, purely because of natalie portman.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: :| Hi on 26-01-2011, 07:01:47
Watching some weird ass movie on Netflix Ong Bak 2 or sometihng like that. Only half way through bu its ok so far
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 26-01-2011, 07:01:35
Watching some weird ass movie on Netflix Ong Bak 2 or sometihng like that. Only half way through bu its ok so far
/me hits hi with a large trout.
It's a damn classic in terms of martial arts movies. /facepalm
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 26-01-2011, 11:01:28
Pontypool

Low budget, small scale Canadadian horrormovie based on Tony Burgess' novel "Pontypool Changes Everything". It's about an outbreak of somekind in a little town called Pontypool. The movie follows early morning talkradio host Grant Mazzy and his 2 co-workers, who have no idea what's going on when the first calls start coming in about something gruesome happening outside in the village. They decide to keep reporting about this mysterious outbreak from their basement studio but inevitably the real world comes crashing in.

It may sound like your typical zombie movie, but it's the inventive way in which the story is told that sets this apart from tons of other movies. Having no budget to speak of, the movie shows only the perspective of Mazzy and his team. You're in there with them, knowing nothing more then they know. This approach can easily fall flat but here it works. It creates a harrowing "what's really going on?" atmosphere, helped by excellent actors and great use of the audiotrack. The "twist" is really cool too, but you'll have to find out yourself. 

Well worth watching if you're into inventive movies, or just like your survival horror (but just make sure you get a version with a proper DTS/5.1 track because sound is important in this movie). 8/10




Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Capten_C on 29-01-2011, 01:01:16
Pontypool

Pontypool? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gROd223xK4#t=0m39s)  :o

Watched The Book Of Eli   earlier this evening.

Enjoyed it and had many laughs at obscure stuff.  ;D
Star spotting, why it had Ray Stevenson in it - Titus Pullo from the Rome series, I loved him in that role!

Then when the 2 wanderers wandered into a couples 'little house on the prairie' I had to do a double take at the old woman, I said to myself, I said why that looks like Frances de la Tour ? Noooo it can't be?  Fookin 'ell it is ... it's Miss Jones! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wh_kpAZjGg#t=4m10s) ;D And Michael Gambon as here husband!

Loved the twist at the end too, 8/10  :D
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mayhemic.MAD on 29-01-2011, 02:01:06
Watching some weird ass movie on Netflix Ong Bak 2 or sometihng like that. Only half way through bu its ok so far
/me hits hi with a large trout.
It's a damn classic in terms of martial arts movies. /facepalm
Ong Bak 1 and Tom Yum Gong are masterpieces of martial art.
Some of the stunt scenes are really unbelievable and he made them all himself. Tony Jaa FTW !!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: :| Hi on 29-01-2011, 06:01:29
Ha, well, finished Ong Bak 2. Good movie, I enjoyed it. 10/10
3rd one came out last year, but you have to order the dvd from netflix to watch it  :(
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 29-01-2011, 17:01:10
2001: A Space Odyssey 9/10
It was very long and there was a lot of faffing about that could have been cut, but the music made it worth it.

2010: The Year We Make Contact 8/10
Stayed close to the original, but it didn't quite have the same feeling.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Moose on 29-01-2011, 18:01:54
2010 get's an 8? Really? That was one of the worst sequels I've ever seen. You can't just make a sequel without Kubrick and expect it to be good.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 29-01-2011, 18:01:34
2010 get's an 8? Really? That was one of the worst sequels I've ever seen. You can't just make a sequel without Kubrick and expect it to be good.

I liked it, but whatever.  Taste is subjective.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Zoologic on 30-01-2011, 16:01:04
The Way Back (2010)
by Peter Weir
Starring Ed Harris, Colin Farell, and else

Nice, long, and just that. It is about a long walk, still a WW2 themed movie, that is, a Polish officer caught and sent to Gulag, and he escaped with a few bands and walk all the way to India for freedom. There are several survival stuffs there, from snow, wolves, mosquito, dessert, freakin tundra, anything central Asia could offer.

I give this a decent 7/10
I am biased, because it has WW2 and the Russian speak Russians, not Russian accented English.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 30-01-2011, 17:01:19


I thought I had reviewed this movie in this thread last week but apparently I haven't. So here goes.

 A few weeks back, me and some friends after some drinking decided to play a game. One is the Game Master and plays songs on the laptop. The other guys have to guess the movie which the song is from.

My best mate, played this song. And the room went crazy. Forrest Gump? Saving Private Ryan? We guessed for about five minutes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj-Mnukrbrk

A movie we all had seen years ago and forgotten, so I decided to see it again.



Cast Away

On paper, this movie is dull and simple.

Robinson Crusoe but in the late 90's with Tom Hanks and Helen Hunt. It sounds so simple and typical.

But it isn't. Tom Hanks plays Chuck. A FedEx employee who works too much and often looks too much on his watch. Time is money.

During a Christmas dinner, Chuck must leave due to a new assignment in Asia.

He kisses his girlfriend, they swap Christmas gifts and also decide to get married when he gets back.

The plane crashes somewhere in the Pacific during a storm with Chuck being the only survivor.


 
   I think many (if not all) here have seen this movie so I will tell/spoil no more, just in case.

Anyhow, great movie. Simple story but told in a way that every second is worth the time spent.

The ending is bitter but still full of joy somehow.

I never thought I would rewatch this movie 11 years after its release and see it in a whole new light.

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Yustax on 30-01-2011, 17:01:54
The plane crashes somewhere in the Pacific during a storm with Chuck being the only survivor.

He wasnt the only survivor! Wilson survived too!

(http://theheavysnight.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/wilson.jpg)

 
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 30-01-2011, 18:01:01
I stand corrected  ;)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 01-02-2011, 02:02:34
Starship Troopers  (7/10)
A movie that at times, is so bad it's funny, but is a surprising metaphor for Fascism.

Zulu (9/10)
If I'm going to watch a movie about British imperialism, it's going to have Michael Caine in it, damn it!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Moose on 01-02-2011, 05:02:54
The King's Speech

10/10

Colin Firth was amazing, simply amazing. I had tears in my eyes during his speech. It just was such a well done and well acted movie. Would watch it again.

Black Swan

9/10

People are mixed on this movie, but I loved it. The symbolism and the acting of Natalie Portman was top class. I'd have to recommend this one to everyone too
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 01-02-2011, 16:02:50
Robin Hood (2010; Russel Crowe)                     7/10

Entertaining enough. Some cool medieval action, quite much drama and too much politics in my eyes. If it will be a sequel i guess the politics are good for explanation, but if its not a sequel its meaningless. Even if i like the Robin Hood story, aswell as Russel Crowe is one of my favorite actors, this movie didnt score too high.
The last battle was kinda ridiculous, though entertaining in a funny way. The medieval version of Omaha Beach, completely similar in all ways, even with similar landingboats (though made of wood) and quite much the same scenes as SPR and other omaha movies. Though its still a movie worth to see. Its far from bad.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 02-02-2011, 20:02:24
Max Manus
- Norwegian movie about the famous saboteur Max Manus and his story from World War II. I really like it, 3rd time around watching it since release and I'm still enjoying it. Great actors, compact storytelling and some good action.

 And one thing Max Manus got that some movies can lack when it comes to Nazi's. They have no real evil bad guy as the nazi. Max Manus got this, played by Ken Duken. A man who will do anything to find the Norwegian saboteurs.

Worth the 2 hours for sure!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1029235/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbK4WTQFf9U
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 03-02-2011, 16:02:55
Mad Max 6/10
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior 7/10
Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome 6/10
Law-Abiding Citizen 9/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: THeTA0123 on 06-02-2011, 10:02:33
Valkryie

8/10

decent movie. good acting
the whining that tom cruise was acting was indeed unjust, he did a fine job
but its not spoken in german, this was a major letdown
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 06-02-2011, 16:02:10
You don't want to watch a 2 hour movie with Tom Cruise talking german, trust me.  ;) The way they handled the language transition here was done quite well, imo.
I liked Valkyrie as well, but one big misstep to me was that they filmed it as a suspense driven thriller instead of a straight up historical period drama. Now it was like watching a murder mystery where you already know who did it, and that killed the suspense. But apart from that it was really well made and looked the part.

I went to the Rotterdam Film Festival last friday and saw these:

Essential Killing ***
A story about an imprisoned Taliban warrior who gets transported to Eastern Europe, manages to escape and tries to get home. It's basically a one man show with the lead, played by an excellent Vincent Gallo (Buffalo 66, Arizona Dream), walking the earth and coming across various obstacles while being hunted by the authorities. The movie is flawed and a little slow but it's an interesting look into the psyche of a man who's completely lost. Looks pretty as well.

Black Swan *****
Dark ballet thriller by Darren Aranofsky (Requiem For A Dream, The Wrestler), Already the best movie of the year for me, but I'm a bit of an Aranofski fanboy so I was gonna like it no matter what. I can't really describe this movie objectively anymore so I'll just leave it at: really beautiful and tense movie with a never-better performance by Nathalie Portman as the dancer who has the skill but not the guts to pull off both the white and the black swan part of the classic Swan Lake.

Never Let Me Go ****
The adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's novel by the same name, starring Keira Knightley (Domino, Pirates/Caribean), Carey Mulligan (Pride & Prejudice, Public Enemies) and Andrew Garfield (Social Network, the new Spiderman). I wasn't familiar with this writer until the friend I was with (and who picked the movie) told me that he also wrote Remains of the Day, which is one of my favorite movies. But I only learned about that afterwards.  ;)
Anyway, it is one of those movies that is best seen without knowing too much of the story already, so I'll just say it's set in an alternate version of a postwar Britain where man has found a way to cure the big diseases. It reminded me of Michael Marshall Smith's book "Spares" and the recent blockbuster "The Island", but with a kitchen sink feel to it. Well acted and a gripping story. Not to sound corny, but you can maybe describe it as a "thinking man's sci-fi movie", set in the rural British coutrnyside. :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 06-02-2011, 18:02:39

but its not spoken in german, this was a major letdown

Seconded
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: THeTA0123 on 11-02-2011, 22:02:42

but its not spoken in german, this was a major letdown

Seconded
I would have dared to call Valkryria a succes if only it was in german.
Its like the Movie "Der untergang"   i so love that movie because it is in german. But if it was in english, i would have liked it, but not loved it



Anyway, cry some more because i am reviewing a serie

Midsomer murders. Season 1.

9/10

So calm. So beautifull to watch. No CSI shit or all that other crap you see on TV today. One of the best Detective drama's i ever watched.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 12-02-2011, 00:02:09
127 Hours

Pretty good, they managed to do quite a lot with so little to work with. A man being stuck in a canyon for 90 minutes.

7/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 13-02-2011, 16:02:05
Arn - Tempelriddaren  8/10
The first Swedish film I've ever seen all the way through (I tried watching Død snø, but I really wasn't in the mood for it, and It's Norwegian, but who cares?).  I like movies set in this era and even though it wasn't exactly historically accurate, I liked the story, the acting, and the effects.  Apparently this was the most expensive Swedish film to date.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 13-02-2011, 17:02:09
Did not see this coming, Warrior watching the Arn movies?!

 They are alright but nothing special

Anyhow, I'm heartbroken and completley destroyed (Why don't we have a "Post something bad that happened to you" thread when we got a Happy one?)

So I'm watching her favorite movie, I haven't seen it but she loved it

PS. I love you

 If I was a girl I'm sure I would have cried through the whole movie from start to end.

But now, I'm not a girl. But still, I see why girls like it.

It's alright but it's a chick flick.

But remember now, don't run of thinking "Hmm, according to Rawhide it's OK I'll watch it"

Don't, I'm a stupid sucker with love trouble on my mind.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tim270 on 13-02-2011, 18:02:39
Quote
Midsomer murders. Season 1.

9/10

So calm. So beautifull to watch. No CSI shit or all that other crap you see on TV today. One of the best Detective drama's i ever watched.

Heh a lot of it is filmed in and around my town in Oxfordshire. Seen a few people I know just randomly walking in some of the episodes xD

Still a very good series though.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 13-02-2011, 19:02:59
Scandinavian film week at my house, apparently.

Flammen & Citronen
8/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 13-02-2011, 19:02:37
Scandinavian film week at my house, apparently.

Flammen & Citronen
8/10
Oh, haven't seen that one.

 Can you compare it to Max Manus? Or is it just the same but in Denmark?
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 13-02-2011, 20:02:04
Scandinavian film week at my house, apparently.

Flammen & Citronen
8/10
Oh, haven't seen that one.

 Can you compare it to Max Manus? Or is it just the same but in Denmark?

Never heard of Max Manus
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: siben on 13-02-2011, 20:02:34
Tron 2 (in 3D):

Meh, was not that bad but i would not call it good. Entertaining enough to give it a 6,5/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: OlBloodnGuts on 13-02-2011, 21:02:40
Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Great movie all around and is quite enjoyable if you ever have 3 hrs of free time.

Alec Guiness does an amazing job and really all the actors are great. Ironic ending and won a bunch of awards.
You gotta miss all those old world war II movies from the 50s and 60s.
If anyone is a Star Wars junkie, Alec Guiness also played Old Obi Wan in A New Hope (1977).
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Moose on 13-02-2011, 21:02:54
Plus the fact that they actually blew up a full size bridge for that movie haha
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 13-02-2011, 22:02:22
Scandinavian film week at my house, apparently.

Flammen & Citronen
8/10
Oh, haven't seen that one.

 Can you compare it to Max Manus? Or is it just the same but in Denmark?

Never heard of Max Manus
It's worth a watch, Norwegian resistance during WW2. Flammen & Citronen seems to be kinda like that but in Denmark
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Biiviz on 17-02-2011, 23:02:26
Finally got around to watching Cube (1997). Sort of the same premises as in the SAW movies, except here they are trapped in a huge Rubix cube-like building, with every other room being trapped. To get out they need to use each others abilities and figure out what the Cube is and how it works. Secrets are revealed along with a few twists.

Overall 7/10.


I enjoyed the whole concept and looked into watching the follow-ups Hypercube (cube 2) and Cube Zero (cube 3). However, according to reviews these only copy the concept and do it worse, even hurting the first film a bit. So I skipped them.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 17-02-2011, 23:02:12
Gulliver's Travels

Really really bad. All the way through. Had its moments of course, some parts you giggled at. but even in comparison to the usual Jack Black movies, this was really bad.
The ending with everyone, Gulliver and the lilliputians, singing "War" and dancing speaks for itself.


2.5/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Kev4000 on 18-02-2011, 00:02:44
macgruber!

funniest b-comedy I've seen in a while, well, at least since last time I saw it.

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The Legendary MacGruber. Former Navy SEAL, Army Ranger and Green Beret. Served six tours in Desert Storm, four in Bosnia, three each in Angola, Somalia, Mozambique, Nicaragua and Sierra Leone. Recipient of sixteen Purple Hearts, three Congressional Medals of Honor, seven Presidential Medals of Bravery and starting tight end for the University of Texas, El Paso.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 18-02-2011, 14:02:59
I had just watched Cube too last week. I like well made, low budget, high concept, "written & directed by..." movies like this. One set, a couple of actors and a story. Cube's director made Splice last year, which was a cool one too.

And thankfully there is an audience for Macgruber. As a Saturday Night Live fan I really wanted to like it but, considering the source material, I found it to be simply not that funny. It had it's moments, but overall it was that typical SNL-skit-stretched-out-faaaaar-too-long-misstep they made a lot in the 80's and 90's. But since it's a parody of a show from that era maybe it's intentional.  ;) Hot Rod did a far better job, imo.


But, to stay on-topic:

Ôdishon/Audition [1999]
I'm a big fan of Japanese director Takashi Miike (Ichi The Killer, Shinjuku Triad Society, etc.) but I had never watched this 90's classic before. Had it in my collection for years but heard it was one of those "uncomfortable viewings" so I kept postponing it. Apparently for no reason because when I finally sat down to watch it a couple of days ago I loved it. :)
Without giving away too much plot, it's about a timid middle aged man who decides to get remarried, seven years after his wife died. He and his friend decide to organize an actress audition for a part in a movie (they both work in the film industry) so that he can meet classy women while avoiding the tiresome bar-scene. He manages to hook up with one of the actresses, the shy and stately Asami (Tokyo Gore Police's Eihi Shiina) and they start to date. But, being that it is a Takashi Miike film, it's also the start of a surreel powergame between man and woman, with a surprising outcome.
This movie is a textbook case of how to build tension. The director knows what he's doing: the viewer gets lulled into a certain comfort level watching what apears to be an endearing rom-com, when halfway through the tone shifts. Besides that the movie looks beautiful and the 2 leads both deliver strong performances, with Shiina stealing the show and easily becoming a genre icon. Really well done. ****
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 19-02-2011, 00:02:29
Hot Rod did a far better job, imo

Hot Rod was great, that's how a typical "SNL movie" should be

 Good laughs, beautiful girl and a fantastic soundtrack (Europe and lots of now geeky 80's tunes!)

The trailer says it all: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PlrxUzKYoI
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Dukat on 19-02-2011, 19:02:32
Tucker & Dale vs Evil (2010): 6/10

Two hillbillies are on their way to vacation in the woods when they encounter coincidentally a group of college teens on spring brake. Of course the two hillbillies are considered being weird mass murderers and thus matters are running their course.

The first 40 minutes of the movie are awesome. It is a great satire on modern Horror, thus you can consider it some sort of Comedy Horror. Could be rated 10/10. But then it turns into some Horror-Action-Lovestory, as the widely drawn circle closes and everything comes to a good end. Even though a bad black-humor ending would have been ten times the better. I'd rate the latter 40 minutes 0/10.

http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi1551238169/ (http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi1551238169/)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 19-02-2011, 20:02:38
The dark crystal 8/10

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzgVPB5dpgg

Awesome film but i guess it's because it's from my childhood.
Personnally i feel muppets or mask better render reality that full 3d.
Maybe i miss those films which were using muppets because 3d effect were too expensive.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 20-02-2011, 03:02:26
Zombies of Mass Destruction 7/10
Freakin' LOL'd
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Torenico on 20-02-2011, 05:02:26
Outpost. 2008.

Horror film with secret nazi bunkers, nazi zombie-ghosts. Great plot, shows a group of mercenaries arriving to a Underground Complex to find out what i believe its "Die Glocke" and then bad shit happens.

9/10, some fake WW2 Era film with 3d Animations fucked it up a little :o

Its in YT
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Michael Z Freeman on 20-02-2011, 10:02:14
Never heard of that one. More zombies ? ::) But, sounds interesting.

Babylon BC. Weird hokum. What were they thinking ? There was a good scene with them camping in the snow looking up at the aurora but otherwise it was just a lot of wasted well done effects, and sadly wasted actors like the actor who plays the The Merovingian in The Matrix and Diesel who does his usual gravelly voiced thing. But Diesel can do much more than this. Look at him as Riddick or in the Pacifier

The dark crystal 8/10

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzgVPB5dpgg

Awesome film but i guess it's because it's from my childhood.
Personnally i feel muppets or mask better render reality that full 3d.
Maybe i miss those films which were using muppets because 3d effect were too expensive.

No, its not just your childhood. Very high quality children's film, but also with a surprising amount of depth to the story for the adults and bright youngsters. Who can forget Fizzgig and the Podlings ?  ;D
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 20-02-2011, 16:02:39
Død snø 8/10
Hilarious.

Stone of Destiny 9/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: von.small on 22-02-2011, 12:02:01
PARADOX SOLDIERS
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3/5
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Two muscovites, and two pro-SS Ukranian teenagers get thrown back into WWII in a time travel accident.  All backed with typically Eastern Block heavy metal ballads.

This is my first Ukranian film - I enjoyed it, although pathetically low budget it did pull it off a million times better than some of the other shite I've seen recently.
There is very little story other than "these 4 kids who like fucking sexy bitches and fighting each other take part in a WW2 reenactment and get thrown back in time to the real Battle of Brody in '44"

If you want answers to how/ why they get thrown back in time, or even how the fuck they scientifically get back without creating a paradox... you'll be disappointed as this is never explained. And the fact that time travel in the Ukraine seems to be a casual 'erra-day' thing is breezed over with yet another hair swinging rock ballad.

But,... like I said, if only hollywood would make these kinds of films again instead of the normal 'how much money can we make out of this one' attitude that it currently has attached to every script.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Capten_C on 23-02-2011, 23:02:17
The Illusionist (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443543/)

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A young boy falls in love with a girl that is way above his social standards along with the art of magic. Although the parents forbid them of seeing each other they cannot be split apart. Until one day they were found together and the boy was sent off. He became a magician and traveled the world. She fell in love with another man, the Crown Prince. The two got engaged but the boy, Eisenheim, finally meets back up with the girl and uses his

Happened to record it Sat night as it was starting, just watched it earlier. One of the best films/plots I've seen in years, my how I laughed at the end twist, just like the chief inspector character!  ;D

Epic! 10/10  8)

*Did I mention that Jessica Biel is in it also? Hot stuff!  :P
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 24-02-2011, 09:02:05
The Illusionist (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443543/)
...
Happened to record it Sat night as it was starting, just watched it earlier. One of the best films/plots I've seen in years, my how I laughed at the end twist, just like the chief inspector character!  ;D

Epic! 10/10  8)
...

I second that. It's a great movie with Edward Norton (2nd favourite actor after Christian Bale)! You should not miss it. Got the DVD right here. ^^
I also loved the inspector in this movie. :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 24-02-2011, 13:02:19
The Illusionist (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443543/)
...
Happened to record it Sat night as it was starting, just watched it earlier. One of the best films/plots I've seen in years, my how I laughed at the end twist, just like the chief inspector character!  ;D

Epic! 10/10  8)
...

I second that. It's a great movie with Edward Norton (2nd favourite actor after Christian Bale)! You should not miss it. Got the DVD right here. ^^
I also loved the inspector in this movie. :)
You got good taste in actors, the same top 2 for me
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 24-02-2011, 13:02:35
You got good taste in actors, the same top 2 for me

Great! :)
Did you see Rescue Dawn? That was one awesome performance on his part there. :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 24-02-2011, 13:02:41
no actually never even heard of it! but if you say so, i'm definitely gonna give it a go. Personally the Prestige is my favourite Bale film
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 24-02-2011, 14:02:08
My top Bale films. ^^
1. Equilibrium / The Dark Knight
2. The Prestige / The Mechanist
3. Rescue Dawn / American Psycho
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 24-02-2011, 19:02:30
Ah, I love Rescue Dawn and the documentary about the same guy by Werner Herzog is also great, it's called "Little Dieter needs to fly"

 I don't know why because it's that I have seen both the movie and the documentary but I think the movie and the doc is great, really something special about both of them.

See it.

Now.

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: MvB_1988 on 24-02-2011, 20:02:52
My top Bale films. ^^
1. Equilibrium / The Dark Knight
2. The Prestige / The Mechanist
3. Rescue Dawn / American Psycho

Watched first 10 min from The Mechanist. Bale looks starved!

Get Low, 2009. A story set in the 1930`s. This movie will you make you laugh and shed a tear. Great acting from Robert Duvall and Bill Murray. Its not your typical Hollywood movie because it has a good storyline, great acting and well thought out dialogues. A Must See.

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 24-02-2011, 22:02:33
Watched first 10 min from The Mechanist. Bale looks starved!

Bale starved himself for the role. It's all authentic. No special effects! :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 04-03-2011, 19:03:02
The Blue Max

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blue_Max
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Efc6Y6LCuuc

An American movie with American, German and British actors playing German Pilots during The Great War.

 It starts off real nice, a German soldier in the infantry, after two years in the trenches decides to request a transfer to the Air force

In the squadron he's placed he find lots of Prussian officers having trouble with him since he's not from a rich family and so on...

The protagonist starts getting confirmed kills, dating beautiful women and becoming a propaganda icon for Germany.

The first half is great but then it just gets more and more boring.

5 out of 10
 
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: MvB_1988 on 05-03-2011, 19:03:00
The Joneses, 2009

Great movie. Its about a unusual family moving into a new house en become the center of attention in the neighbourhood. I like David Duchovny`s acting and Amber Heard is sexy as hell!

7 out of 10

Winnebago Man, 2009

I`m at the 10 minutes mark and it is a funny documentary! Diden`t know this excited but i`m glad I know now  :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: MaJ.P.Bouras on 05-03-2011, 20:03:50
Karate kid (2010)

Remake of the original basically but based on a black kid.Good at some points but did not like it that much.Liked Jackie Chan though.

Basic fact that pissed me off

HE IS ACTUALLY FUCKING LEARNING KUNG FU



10/10 its about kung fu and a fighting movie is always nice
but:
-2 its called Karate kid although its about Kung Fu!
-2 the script was not that original and was predictable at times
-1 just because his father is rich and famous he is acting.Dang unfair world.Not the best of actors ,sometimes losing focus (well maybe I'm being too harsh couldn't expect better from a kid really).

   so = 5/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: :| Hi on 05-03-2011, 23:03:34
Haha, yaeh I noticed the Kung Fu thing. I'm a brown belt and was like "What the f***, thats dragon form, thats not karate"
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: MaJ.P.Bouras on 06-03-2011, 01:03:56
Hey i do Kung fu too ! But i only go at the fighting part currently will probably start forms later on ;) "Warm Up of the Eagle" i remember this from a while ago
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: :| Hi on 06-03-2011, 04:03:34
Yeah, what belt do you happen to be?
I stopped doing Kung Fu 2-3 years ago, but the reaction speed and spatial awareness really stay with you.
I started to do a little boxing and now I've got a Kung Fu thats half KF/Half Street fighting xD, currently planning on learning some Shindenkan Budo Hakkoryu Jujutsu soon if CAP (Civil Air Patrol), Tata Besting, and Drivers/Aviation licenses don't get in the way   :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: MaJ.P.Bouras on 06-03-2011, 12:03:22
Haven't gotten any belt as i never was interested in that.Maybe i will go for the first one this year.I know what you mean with the speed and awareness i stopped kung fu four years ago then started again this year.It all comes back as if its bicycle ;)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: :| Hi on 08-03-2011, 00:03:02
Would anybody happen to know the name of a particular cold war movie I'm looking for?

As I roughly remember it, nuclear war goes on but the problem is not the nukes, its a cloud of radiation thats starting to blanket the planet. A submarine commander and his men go to the north pole or something to escape the balnket of readtion.

Any ideas? I remember having stopped watching the movie halfway due to length  ???
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 08-03-2011, 02:03:56
Serenity

Watched this right after finishing all 14 episodes of Firefly.  Almost made me cry, It's a shame it didn't get picked up; such a great show.  At least it died with dignity, with the crowd wanting so much more.

10/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 08-03-2011, 11:03:27
Would anybody happen to know the name of a particular cold war movie I'm looking for?

As I roughly remember it, nuclear war goes on but the problem is not the nukes, its a cloud of radiation thats starting to blanket the planet. A submarine commander and his men go to the north pole or something to escape the balnket of readtion.

Any ideas? I remember having stopped watching the movie halfway due to length  ???

The submarine/northpole part sounds like Icestation Zebra, but the escaping-the-radiation bit doesn't. :)


Recently watched:

Låt den rätte komma in (Let the right one in) [2009] ****
Finally watched this beautiful movie last week. It's about a boy who gets bullied a lot at school. He spends most of his time alone until he meets the girl that just moved into the house next door. They become friends, but other stuff starts to happen in his neighbourhood as well...
Although this movie is well known already and (hopefully) received tons of awards, I don't want to give anything away to anyone who hasn't seen it yet, so i'll just give it a solid 4/5.

Centurion [2010] ***
The latest from Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers, Doomsday, The Descent - djeez, he must have thing for the letter D ;)). Saw this one in the cinema a couple of months ago, but watched it again at home recently. It tells one possible tale of the 9th legion of Rome, the famed "lost legion", which mysteriously disappeared in the (now Scottish) highlands.
In this version the 9th gets ambushed, almost completely wiped out and their commander taken prisoner by the Picts of the north. A small group of survivors goes out to try and rescue him. They accidentally kill the Pict-king's son and now have to run for their lives. So it's not really a warmovie then, more of a survival movie. And quite a good one. If you've seen any of Marshall earlier work you now he makes low budget genre-films, but with big budget aspirations. This one is the same. It's nothing more than a big chase, so the story won't suprise you. But it's got a cool gritty/dirty feel to it, and looks gorgeous. Not much well known actors, but The Wire fans will be pleased to see Dominic West as the hardass general and it's got Hitman's hot eurobabe Olga Kurylenko in it.
I was kind of surprised that I liked it better the second time around. Probably because the first time I was expecting a kind of big Roman epic (which this isn't) and the second time I knew what to expect. So the 3 star score is closer to 4 than to 2. ;)

And goddammit, what is it with Serenity/Firefly that the moment it's mentioned somewhere I want to watch it again. Serenity surely must be one of the best Sci-fi movies ever. To me, it's right up there with Empire Strikes Back and Aliens. It simply has it all. The only "negative" thing is that you'll only "get it" if you watched Firefly first, other than that it's perfect. I was so hoping for a couple of more movies, but I guess this is a classic case of quitting while you're ahead. All hail Joss Whedon! :)

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: SUTTO on 08-03-2011, 12:03:25
Would anybody happen to know the name of a particular cold war movie I'm looking for?

As I roughly remember it, nuclear war goes on but the problem is not the nukes, its a cloud of radiation thats starting to blanket the planet. A submarine commander and his men go to the north pole or something to escape the balnket of readtion.

Any ideas? I remember having stopped watching the movie halfway due to length  ???

On The Beach

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0219224/

Took me forever to find it because i thought it had Sam Niell in it, but i ended up looking at a list of submarine movies and found it. watched it when i was about 12, pretty sure it gave me a nightmare lol.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: :| Hi on 09-03-2011, 00:03:21
Haha, thanks! Yeah, I watched part of it a few years back and it definitely gave me a chill
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 16-03-2011, 01:03:48
L'Armée du crime (2009)

8/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 16-03-2011, 08:03:42
True Grit - 8/10  ;D

The Dude had another excellent role! Man I love Jeff Bridges as a raving drunk! :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: MvB_1988 on 16-03-2011, 19:03:54
Still want to see True Grit and Tron Legacy because of the Dude!

Winnebago Man, 2009

The first 30 min were fun and then it all goes bad. It seems the director wanted to make some great life story documentary but he killed it with his over directing.

4/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: kummitus on 16-03-2011, 20:03:38
True Grit - 8/10  ;D

The Dude had another excellent role! Man I love Jeff Bridges as a raving drunk! :)

Matt Damon just somehow is perfect for that macho texas ranger role  :P
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Sgt.KAR98 on 17-03-2011, 01:03:10
Jarhead - 2005

10/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 17-03-2011, 06:03:28
Just go with it: 8/10
Watched it yesterday with three other friends and I really liked this movie. It´s really funny, has a hand full of romantic scenes (so you could watch it with a girl) and Jennifer Aniston and Brooklyn Decker as really hot.
I found myself laughing really hard and then a few seconds later staring at Brooklyn Deckers smooth body, so it´s actually a great men´s movie in disguise (just don´t get caught staring at boobs if you watch it with a girl ;)).
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 17-03-2011, 19:03:44
Office Space
- I see this movie once every year, kinda. It's still awesome after all these years. Sure, the movie got a typical 90's look but that does not stop the movie from being great. Good actors, a beautiful Jennifer Aniston doing her "Girl Nex Door" look and a great story with some amazing comedy.

If you work in an office all day, this movie might not be the best movie if you have had a bad day  ;D

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 17-03-2011, 20:03:46
Have you sheen my shhtapler?
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 17-03-2011, 20:03:08
Have you sheen my shhtapler?
The thing is, Bob. It's not that I'm lazy. I simply just don't care! I have 8 different bosses right now.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 18-03-2011, 01:03:00
9th Company (2005)

Fucking superb. 9/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: THeTA0123 on 18-03-2011, 23:03:51
2012
8/10
Currently in half of movie updating with ratings soon

came to post here because i saw something=

MRIYA! BOLJI MOI! COME TO SAVE DAY!

"Wow   thats a big plane"
Epic russian guy=Its Ruussiiann  "huh?"  (Huh sayed in the meaning of=Thats something else then you captitalistic TINY PLANES!)
"COMMON baby! LIFT your big ass for SASHA!

Movie was..acceptable bit lengthy. Once Epic ukraine guys died(sasha und YURI) movie became boring.

7.5:10 for russian stereotypes
0.5 for hollywood bullshit
While i like hollywood bullshit movies from time to time...This one was to much BS
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 20-03-2011, 19:03:32
Repo Man
- Strange early 80's flick starring Emilio Estevez and a mysterious car with something special inside the trunk.

5 out of 10


 And today I'm beginning a "New Hollywood" period. First of I'm gonna start with "Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and then I got like 30 movies to go, so expect some spamming coming up!

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 20-03-2011, 19:03:28
Due Date

Finally got to watch it, two genius actors make up for a very good watch. I thoroughly enjoyed this and had a few good laughs even though it sometimes has a very big movie feeling. 'Oh no hes leaving him! Oh wait hes coming back, I never saw that coming  ::)'

Good movie though, certainly worth downl.. buying. 7/10.

Drag Me To Hell

Holy mother of god! Weird, strange, what the fuck. I have no idea what really happened but that movie was fun.
The plot twist is one I didn't saw coming, made me sad and happy. Sad because well, watch the movie.. Happy because I knew I hadn't been watching a mainstream movie but a very entertaining and original film.

If you see it in a store/rental/whatever, just grab it and watch it. It's cool! And the girl is hot!

9/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 21-03-2011, 09:03:43
Hmmm both Due Date and Drag Me To Hell would get a 5 / 10 from me.
Enjoyable as TV movies for an evening, but absolutely nothing that you'd want to see more than once.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 21-03-2011, 11:03:22
Well you are German, not a people renowned for their taste.

But maybe it's because I'm sick, every bit of distraction is welcome. Though I will re-watch DMTH, certainly I will.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: THeTA0123 on 21-03-2011, 14:03:27
Rango

9/10

Great movie. Especialy the Wagner-ride of the valykries Apocalypse now flying bats with moles riding them with gatling guns and dynamite trowing PART was a great part
also nice voice acting by jhonny depp

And the short but epic clint eastwood part
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Comrade Roe on 22-03-2011, 23:03:23
Invasion of the Body-stealers

7/10... It just lacks something, can't put my finger on it, but its still a pretty good film.

Also...
Down Periscope

8/10... Funny movie, bugged me how serious one of the officers was though.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 24-03-2011, 11:03:40
Kick-Ass 8/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 03-04-2011, 12:04:09
Låt den rätta komma in (Let the right one in)

 The Swedish original, not the newly released American remake. After watching it I gotta say I feel kinda embarrassed it took so long for me to see it. It really is that good.

 It tells the story of Oscar, living in suburb to Stockholm with his mother sometime during the late 70's. Oscar is constantly getting bullied in school and has no friends. Until he meets special girl who moves in next door...

8 out of 10

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Gezoes on 03-04-2011, 14:04:11
Battle Los Angeles

Don't expect to learn much about the aliens, zero story if you don't count the Staff Sergeant's 'trauma'. Feels unfinished. But a lot of action and nice SFX. Had too much fun for a 6, so 7/10 it is.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 04-04-2011, 13:04:24
Saw a bunch of movies lately, but I''l start with the most recent one:

Sucker Punch

Zack Snyder's movies just work for me. Dawn o/t Dead, 300, Watchmen, he just knows how to make enjoyable movies (okay, let's just forget about that owl movie). Sucker Punch was no different, imo.
In short, it's about a traumatized girl Baby Doll who gets locked up in an insane asylum, which doubles as a brothel. To cope with her newfound sorrows she escapes into a fantasy world, where she meets a man (Scott Glen) who tells her to find 5 objects to help her get out. Helped by 4 other girls in the asylum (Rocket, Sweet Pea, Blondie & Amber) Babydoll has 5 days to find the items before one of the brothel's big shot customers will arrive to deflower her.
The rest is better watched than explained, so check the trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dNEI4Kptrc&feature=fvwrel

This movie is getting a lot of flak for being empty, easy, sexist, too reliant on CGI, etc., but that wasn't my experience at all. I found it to be quite original and a lot deeper than I expected after seeing the trailer last year. Syder shows balls making a movie that's indeed shallow and sexist on the surface but is about so much more things casual viewers will probably miss. The irony is right there, in the title.
The movie is not perfect however. The director is way too fond of his slo-mo action shots and relies too much on over-the-top CGI setpieces while the movie would actually better off if toned down a bit. Which isn't really a bad thing, it's just that it feels oldfashioned, almost un-original, for such a cutting edge film. It is a fantasy movie, I admit, but the trick is to make these fantasies look believable and you don't get that by just letting the computer pump out the most awe inspiring vistas you can come up with. You get that by, in this case, a brutal WWI-era trench fight between our girls and German steampunk stormtroopers.

So, not perfect but tons of fun then. Because I wanted to like this movie the few missteps still grate a bit, but besides that it's a solid 3/5, or heck, a 4/5.


Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Butcher on 08-04-2011, 14:04:58
I watched "big red one".
the movie seemed quite good until i figured out at minute 25 that the german standard tank in north afrika are sherman fireflies...                   4/10 so far

then i watched "battle of the bulge" about 10 mins until i figured out that the german standard tank for the ardennes is a m60 patton tank                    cant judge this film either


i just cant stand movies in which the tanks are so obviously bad. they didnt even bother to fake them.
if tanks are at least modelled after the original like in "band of brothers" its cool. even saving private ryan had good tiger replicas if you compare it to other movies.

looking forward to see this movie: "burnt by the sun 2"
the tanks there arent perfect but you have to look 2 times til you see they are fake (the "wheels" of the panzer IV and the strange barrel of it (neither short nor long barrel). and most important: you know which tank thats supposed to be, in this case a panzer IV.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcyL7ouJ_90

min 3:00 - 4:30 is hilarious


- does anybody know a movie where they have "real" tanks or at least modelled tanks so you know what they are supposed to be?
- im asking this here because i dont think its worth creating another thread for it and it has roughly to do with this topic
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Kalkalash on 08-04-2011, 14:04:01
- does anybody know a movie where they have "real" tanks or at least modelled tanks so you know what they are supposed to be?
- im asking this here because i dont think its worth creating another thread for it and it has roughly to do with this topic
Modern Finnish warmovies (Talvisota, Tali-Ihantala) use real ones.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Thorondor123 on 08-04-2011, 15:04:37
- does anybody know a movie where they have "real" tanks or at least modelled tanks so you know what they are supposed to be?
- im asking this here because i dont think its worth creating another thread for it and it has roughly to do with this topic
Modern Finnish warmovies (Talvisota, Tali-Ihantala) use real ones.
Real T-26's, T-34/76's, T-34/85's and StuG III G's with really well made KV-1 and ISU-152 mock-ups.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Ciupita on 08-04-2011, 15:04:28
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhAswWqdy5E&feature=related best tank battle in movie history <3
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: G.Drew on 08-04-2011, 16:04:58
Sucker punch - 8/10

Storyline was a bit simple and a bit lolwut, but the film was never about that. The visuals and audio were brilliant.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 08-04-2011, 21:04:46
I watched "big red one".
the movie seemed quite good until i figured out at minute 25 that the german standard tank in north afrika are sherman fireflies...                   4/10 so far

then i watched "battle of the bulge" about 10 mins until i figured out that the german standard tank for the ardennes is a m60 patton tank                    cant judge this film either

Battle o/t Bulge is just a bad movie (and the tanks make it worse), but please give Big Red One another chance because besides faulty tanks it's a really great movie, if maybe a little odd here and there.
B.R.O. was a labour of love by director Samuel Fuller, a WWII veteran himself, and the movie is partly/mostly based on his experiences in the war. With a small budget and hardly any cooperation from the studio you have to forgive the anachronistic hardware on display. If movie god Steven Spielberg can't muster up one real Tiger for his big studio picture imagine how hard it must've been for a genre-director in the 70's to film a whole tank battle with proper german tanks?  ;)

Lead actor Lee Marvin served in WWII too, but in the Pacific theatre. He was a marine sniper. Not that it really matters but it shows that the people involved at least were sincere. And it has Luke Skywalker in it, shooting nazi's!

Oh, and did you get the reconstruced version, or the older cut-to-bits theatrical version?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Fuller



Watched Michael Mann's Manhunter last night. I'm a big fan of the book Red Dragon but I had only seen 2002's adaptation which was clearly made to complete the trilogy with Anthony Hopkins as Lecter.
Manhunter is from '86 and I was curious if I would find this "original" better than the more recent Red Dragon, since I'm usually all for original when compared to remakes. In the end I must conclude that both are good movies and both have their flaws. But I think my preference still lies with Red Dragon because it somehow "flows" better as a movie and is more true to the book.
But anyway, I liked it. ***


Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Butcher on 10-04-2011, 13:04:15
Hi, me again.

so i watched "tali-ihantala". and i can just recommend it to everyone. its one of the best war movies ive ever seen. thx for the information about this film, a shame i didnt know it before.

- real stugs, t-34, t-26
- panzerfausts, focke wulf and so on
- and badass finns in ambush positions

and you see the interior and combat IN those tanks

the only thing i could say "against" that movie is that i got confused what soldier did what and who is who, but thats just me confusing/ being to stupid to get all those finnish names :D

and i learned a bit finnish: perkele, perkele, perkele!

9/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 10-04-2011, 13:04:42
Last night I watched Dead Snow as it was on TV and I was positively surprised by it. It was a fun zombie flick with a twist and total tonque-in-cheek stuff. Surely entertaining movie and I like to give it my thumbs up!

--

Hi, me again.

so i watched "tali-ihantala". and i can just recommend it to everyone. its one of the best war movies ive ever seen. thx for the information about this film, a shame i didnt know it before.

- real stugs, t-34, t-26
- panzerfausts, focke wulf and so on
- and badass finns in ambush positions

and you see the interior and combat IN those tanks

the only thing i could say "against" that movie is that i got confused what soldier did what and who is who, but thats just me confusing/ being to stupid to get all those finnish names :D

and i learned a bit finnish: perkele, perkele, perkele!

9/10

Want to learn more about Continuation War battles in 1944? Head over to my youtube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/FlippyWarbear) and check out the vids I've uploaded in Wars of Finland playlist on top right. I will keep uploading as long as theres videos to upload and naturally I will provide subtitles to them.

I wouldnt mind a subscribe either if you did that. ;)


Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: MaJ.P.Bouras on 16-04-2011, 22:04:43
Currently watching

The Bunker - the Evil Within 9/10

Great movie really loved it.


Watched :

American History X

8/10


Nice movie liked it a lot SPOILERS: (excluding the rape , god damn that bitch had his ass owned literally , i mean 6 stitches!) Loved that he finally found out that politics/marking groups is bullshit and you should treat people as individuals and not ethnically/racially/by color . Still wonder what he might have done if the movie continued after his bro's death.A school shootout?
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Stefan on 16-04-2011, 22:04:24
Currently watching

The Bunker - the Evil Within

A nice move so far so good . Will watch it fully later on tonight when ghosts come out to play :D


Watched :

American History X

8/10


Nice movie liked it a lot (excluding the rape , god damn that bitch had his ass owned literally , i mean 6 stitches!) Loved that he finally found out that politics/marking groups is bullshit and you should treat people as individuals and not ethnically/racially/by color . Still wonder what he might have done if the movie continued after his bro's death.A school shootout?

thanks i didndt watch that movie yet :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: MaJ.P.Bouras on 16-04-2011, 23:04:24
Thanks for quoting my spoilers so even if i edit it people will see it.You make my job easy!  :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 17-04-2011, 14:04:23
I'm gonna rediscover one of my favorite directors...

 West Anderson

Started off last night with Bottle Rocket, starring Luke and Owen Wilson.

Nice little story with some great moments, dialog and also actors.

Tonight I'm going for Rushmore and after that I got some real classics!

- The Royal Tenenbaums
- The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
- The Darjeeling Limited
- The Fantastic Mr.Fox
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Biiviz on 17-04-2011, 16:04:24
I'm watching what I always watch when I'm hungover and feel like crap but still laugh at anything...

Jackass!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Moose on 17-04-2011, 20:04:38


 Wes Anderson

Fixed
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 18-04-2011, 21:04:36
Whoa, did not see that one. Thanks Moose, Wes Anderson is correct.

Anyhow, The Royal Tenenbaums

It's almost too awesome, too perfect, too good.

Every aspect, every scene, every line.

10 out of 10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Die Happy on 19-04-2011, 15:04:06
Paul - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1092026/
I just watched this yesterday in the cinema.
Before yesterday i didnt even know that this movie existed, and it has Simon Pegg & Nick Frost in them. The heroes of Shaun of the Dead & Hot Fuzz and others.
Although i am German i generally prefer to watch movies in English and i rarely go to the cinema at all, only once or twice a year, so this felt a bit weird to me watching it in German.
Quite a few jokes got lost in translation but in general it was a nice funny movie.

Plot sum up: contains some minor ***SPOILERS***


Our 2 heroes come from Britain and visit the US and more precisely comic-con and then make a round trip in an RV to visit famous UFO sites like area 51, rosswell etc.

on their journey the alien "Paul" who just escaped from long government holding finds refuge in their RV and now they are on the run from the government.

So the 2 nerds and the alien have a nice trip, some adventure and a lot of fun.


*** END SPOILERS***


The fun is often targeted at nerds, which i appreciated but sometimes it seemed a bit too forced. The effects were good, the alien PAUL itself looked and acted very well, a likable character.
Most of the shenanigans that happen are fun.

In general this is a fun movie, if you like Simon Pegg & Nick Frost and their other movies you should like this too. It is by no means as awesome as shaun of the dead but still very entertaining.

Some great laughs were when the 2 enter a mid western American bar and the live band is playing the star wars cantina band song ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytqeOcsQKGM&feature=related )  for 2 seconds the cinema was all quite and then most people burst out in laughter.


tl:dr
i would give this a 7/10, it is a funny comedy movie with nice jokes although sometimes they seemed a bit to forced and likable characters. Enjoyable Popcorn flick but nothing major or groundbreaking.

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 19-04-2011, 15:04:52
Paul - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1092026/


Dammit, you beat me to it. Basically what he ^^ said. I expected more of a verbal one-liner movie, with a pun in every sentence, but what I got was actually a super sweet, funny and relatable little road-movie. Plus a heap of my favorite current comedy actors appearing in cameo's. A lot of little in-jokes, but thankfully the people behind this movie realised that you need to have a proper story and chemistry between characters first, if you want your movie to be a little more memorable. I liked the throwback wonderous (is that a word?) attitude of the movie, harking back to a time when sci-fi movies didn't really need overblown effects to entertain.  So, a solid ***, or 7/10 indeed



But damn, do they still dub foreign films in Germany?  ???
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: PanzerKnacker on 19-04-2011, 19:04:16
Watched Jackboots on Whitehall

9/10

I'm not a movie critic but this one I really like, especially because of how it ends ;D
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 19-04-2011, 21:04:14
Summer of '42

 So I was going through this list of American movies from the 60's and 70's (my favorite period in American cinema) and found this movie.

Mixed reviews and considered a typical New Hollywood wave movie.

The story looked good on paper, a small beach community during the summer of 1942, a young man and an older woman engaged to a man currently serving in the air force overseas, a love affairs occurs!

Sounded like a Mrs.Robinson story with a twist, right?

It ain't

90% of the movie is about the main character Herman and his buddies talking about getting laid, how you get laid and how you don't get laid with some really weird scenes.

Somewhere, around ten minutes before the ending the (anti)climax is reached, the young man and the older woman meets and share a passionate night.

The last 10 minutes of the movie after that is spent on scenes where the young man walks around the beaches, starring at the horizon looking confused.

4 out of 10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 19-04-2011, 22:04:12
Just rewatched Gran Torino, this time in English.
Great movie, with a good plot and great actors. I really love Clint Eastwood as a disgruntled, old man and especially how that cute Asian girl slowly starts to "melt his heart". The ending is superb and very unforseen. If you, by any chance have missed this movie, go and watch it!

9/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: MaJ.P.Bouras on 20-04-2011, 14:04:03
Watched "Das Boot"

10/10

No need to say anything,just go watch the movie if you (shamefully) haven't already
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Die Happy on 20-04-2011, 16:04:22

But damn, do they still dub foreign films in Germany?  ???

yes they do, and i guess will never stop. as stated above i rarely go to the cinema, mostly watch the English originals at home. rarely you find small cinemas that screen in the original language, and then those films are mostly french or whatever rarely english. at least not where i live.
thing with dubbing is the voice actors, for the "big stars" they are usually very good but the problem is some of them start talking with themselfs in some movies since one voice actors usually does several star voices. and of course some jokes and context gets lost in the translation.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Pascucci the Whiner on 20-04-2011, 16:04:00
I just watched the Prisoner of the Caucasus (Prisoner of the Mountains is the title in US). It's about two modern day Russian soldiers who are captured by a band of Muslim rebels in the Caucasus. Together the unlikely pair work together to stay alive. The movie was fantastic and the characters were very enjoyable. Some parts of the movie are hilarious, some are exciting and some are very sad (some parts of it are downright depressing). It is one of the best Russian made movies I have ever seen.

8/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 22-04-2011, 16:04:03
the Ladykillers

8/10

For passing driver's exam I got a book about the Coen brothers will all their films, decided to watch this one today. Really doesn't matter with Coen, I love them all.

The combination of all those totally different characters with that southern style, amazing. Tom Hanks as crazy professor, one of his best performances I have seen. Really shows him as a very diverse actor.

I wont tell anything about the story, watch it. If you haven't already.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 22-04-2011, 17:04:47
Seriously, Lady Killers worth a watch?

I've have never heard good stuff about that one, not even from Coen fans!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: LuckyOne on 22-04-2011, 23:04:23
The Green Mile was on TV again... Man that movie always makes me sad... It's too damn emotional... :-[
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Capten_C on 22-04-2011, 23:04:01
Double bill of The Godfather /  The Godfather Part II was recorded last weekend.
Just got through watching them, as I've never seen them from start to finish before, the gold standard of films I'd say, 9/10 each, and no, I can't say which one is better!  ;)

I aslo recorded a and enjoyed a film called Roger Doger, about a  spiv who lives in New York who thinks he's God's gift to women, who takes his 16 yr old nephew on a tour/quest to get layed on a weekend, it was most enjoyable for a 90 minute flick!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 23-04-2011, 10:04:19
Seriously, Lady Killers worth a watch?

I've have never heard good stuff about that one, not even from Coen fans!
One of the few movies that actually made me laugh really hard out loud, I rarely have that. The combination of all those odd characters is just great. The ending is a bit cheesy though but most of the movie is great.

Maybe I'm a bit Coen-biased but I loved it.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 23-04-2011, 10:04:49
The remake of lady killers is definitely worth watching. It's fun as hell.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 30-04-2011, 02:04:23
City of Life and Death

I went to see the movie section for a once and found this, a movie about the battle of Nanjing during the second sino-japanese war in 1937. Or so I thought... Cover of the movie gives me the idea that this is a movie about the battle itself, but instead I was surprised that it is actually about the war crimes done by the japanese troops occupying Nanjing. I could say that this is the Schindler's List of the Far East. I liked it even thought it wasnt about the battle itself.

I'll give it a 4/5
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 30-04-2011, 04:04:36
The Good, the Bad, the Weird 좋은 놈, 나쁜 놈, 이상한 놈 
10/10  Awesome
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Capten_C on 30-04-2011, 13:04:09
The Good, the Bad, the Weird 좋은 놈, 나쁜 놈, 이상한 놈 
10/10  Awesome
Seconded 10/10 I have it on DvD  8)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 30-04-2011, 14:04:34
The chase scene in that movie is just amazing, for two weeks in my old apartment I used to watch that scene every time I had dinner, so damn good.

 Anyhow, been going through some Star Wars movies.

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
- It's OK. Yeah, sure. Binks and all that but it's not that bad.

5 out of 10

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the clones
- Better, but still far from something special. Stiff acting and dialog just as in Episode I.

6 out of 10

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
- Slightly better as well, the finale of the new trilogy we all had been waiting for. Full of action.

6 out of 10

Star Wars Episode IV: A new hope
- The new version that is. Still enjoyable after all these years. Lots of nostalgia, yeah sure. But still OK.

7 out of 10


  Next up, my favorite: The Empire strikes back!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Thorondor123 on 30-04-2011, 14:04:10
What.

Episode I: 3½/5

Episode II: 4/4

Episode III: 4½/5

Episode IV: 4½/5

Episode V: 5/5

Episode VI: 4½/5
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 30-04-2011, 14:04:43
I agree with Rawhide , though i would give The New Hope 8/10

Empire Strikes Back :    9/10

Return of The Jedi :      7/10

  Had a huge Star Wars marathon lately. Have actually even bothered to see quite much of The Clone Wars. Some of the episodes are really awesome short stories, while others are predictable garbage for kids. Very very varied. Its not good enough so i will not bother to see season 3, but ive still had some fun, particulary with season 1.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Moose on 30-04-2011, 19:04:31
Definitley would not give Episode III 4.5/5 Fuck no
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Thorondor123 on 30-04-2011, 21:04:03
Watched the Deathly Hallows part 1. By far the best Harry Potter film by now. Also the most loyal to the novel, perhaps because they decided to split in into two parts. Great decision, in my opinion.

4/5
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 30-04-2011, 22:04:53
^Indeed. Can´t wait for the second (and last) part.
OT:
Just finished Battle: Los Angeles
Cheesy, boring and very "Hollywood"-ish: Lots of explosions, lots of cheesy dialogue and a very simple plot.
3/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 30-04-2011, 22:04:53
Watched the Deathly Hallows part 1. By far the best Harry Potter film by now. Also the most loyal to the novel, perhaps because they decided to split in into two parts. Great decision, in my opinion.

4/5

I just watched the half blood prince 20 mintues ago.
So far the worst of the series.
Felt stale, confusing and too many "loose strings" throughout the movie.

4/10


Oh and in star wars, I'm shocked that all of you seem to like Episode 2 better than ep 1. I really like ep 1, except for anakin and binks. Qui-gon is the most awesome jedi ever existed.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 05-05-2011, 23:05:59
Apparently, the French haven't heard of a happy ending.  :D
The Horde: 7/10

Edit: I was wrong.
Micmacs: 9/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 07-05-2011, 17:05:16
I just love King Kong

 The original from '33 has been one of my favorite movies for a long time

Peter Jacksons King Kong is also good, it's great actually and full of small references to the old original through out the movie.

So I took a chance and watched the "Extended" version. What a ripoff! A bunch of small scenes here and there and just one new "segment"

I thought it was gonna be like Lord of the Rings and its extended scenes were you almost every time went "OMFG!"

Fail extend, still a good movie though.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 08-05-2011, 12:05:33

So I took a chance and watched the "Extended" version. What a ripoff! A bunch of small scenes here and there and just one new "segment"


Same here. I loved the theatre cut of Jackson's Kong, and was pretty psyched when the director's/extended cut came out. But it turned out that it was just more CGI-showing off. It simply didn't add anything at all, only a few more panicky-slash-slapsticky survival scenes. But indeed, the overall movie is still pretty awesome and I keep wanting Kong to win at the end... :(


Last movie I saw:

Battle: Los Angeles

I have to admit, I left the theatre liking this movie a lot more than I wanted to. I knew about all the bad press it got so I was kinda prepared for a Transformers 2-like debacle but apart from a slow, cliché-ridden start it wasn't nearly as bad as people make it out to be. Okay, I could've done without the insecure, whiny marines at the beginning but once that first "OMG, we're trained killers but we're kinda nervous so we do dumb things" bit is over it finds its form.
Its form being a mash-up of Independance Day and Black Hawk Down, ie. a simple grunt-level take on an alien take-over. It respects it's genremovie roots by proudly wearing its warmovie clichés and not wasting time with any backstory. The viewer knows as much as the marines the movie follows. And for me that was what saved the movie: it didn't pretend to be a big scale vanilla summer movie that tries to please everybody, or a thinking man's blockbuster, it's just a trashy warmovie with a slightly above average budget. Sure, it hasn't got a thing on man-vs-alien movies like Aliens, Starship Troopers or District 9, but it looks good, the action scenes are nicely done and I liked that whole steampunk alien design aspect.

So I can get why people would hate it, but the sci-fi nerd in me enjoyed it for what it was . 6/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 14-05-2011, 22:05:50
Just finished Scott Pilgrim vs.the world:
Pretty crazy, yet highly entertaining movie. It really entertained me the whole time, something not many movies can do. The style of the different fights was cool, it had pretty funny one-liners and even though the first few minutes were a bit weird it was worth watching it.
Also Kim, Ramona and Scotts sister were cute.
7/10
EDIT:
Also watched Monty Python and the Holy Grail for the first time.
Quite crazy, too, but also really hilarious. The characters are really great, for example the "revolutionary peasant" or the unfriendly Frenchman.
Definately a 8/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 14-05-2011, 23:05:26
Just finished Scott Pilgrim vs.the world:
Pretty crazy, yet highly entertaining movie. It really entertained me the whole time, something not many movies can do. The style of the different fights was cool, it had pretty funny one-liners and even though the first few minutes were a bit weird it was worth watching it.
Also Kim, Ramona and Scotts sister were cute.
7/10
Really cute girls
Ramona:
http://fhpubforum.warumdarum.de/index.php?topic=3651.msg200079#msg200079
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: MaJ.P.Bouras on 15-05-2011, 00:05:53
Hitman: 9/10

Seen this again after a while...Really like it as a movie although the "Hitman" itself ,meh, could have been better as an actor.As for the girl...Mama mia...

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 15-05-2011, 14:05:13
The King's Speech 9/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 15-05-2011, 15:05:43
Annie Hall
- I think it dropped the ball somewhere around the middle but still a very good movie with some really good moments

8 out of 10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: THeTA0123 on 29-05-2011, 00:05:18
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

6/10

it was enjoyable, but the previous movies where much better

Johnny depp's acting remains solid though.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 29-05-2011, 12:05:26
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
6/10

it was enjoyable, but the previous movies where much better

Really? Parts 2 and 3 were horribly bloated, uninspired and loud CGI fests, and this new one's even worse?
That's a shame. I kinda had hopes for this one, that they would somehow realise the way they were going was, well, not the way to go.  :-) But will check it out anyway, 'cause I still dig Depp, although he should return to "acting" instead of goofing around for millions of dollars. But then again, who could blame him.... ;)

Saw Fast & Furious 5 last week. Didn't expect much, since it's part 5 of a series I'd only seen part 1 of, but I must admit there's little wrong with it. Sure, it's cliché tough guy movie making, but the cast seem to enjoy themselves, the story is actually kind of entertaining and the car-scenes look impressive (destroying stuff with cars never gets old, ever). Cool to see Vin Diesel back in form, even if he's a one-trick pony. He still has quite the screenpresence and I can't help be in awe of The Rock everytime I see that guy in a movie. He makes Diesel look like a scrawny frat boy and to see them square off is simply a delight.

If they'd have brought back Michelle Rodriguez I would rate it higher, so for now it's simply good action fodder: 6/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 31-05-2011, 02:05:48
The Italian Job 10/10
I mean the original Michael Caine one.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 31-05-2011, 09:05:59
The Pirates of the Caribbean - Black Pearl
- Fresh and new, exciting as well with interesting characters and good actors!

8 out of 10

TPOTC: Dead Man's Chest
- Same but not as exciting and not the same pace and not quite as interesting

6 out of 10

TPOTC: At world's end
- Same syndrome as DMC but even a little, just a little bit worse.

5 out of 10

TPOTC: On stranger tides
- A little bit better but still...

6 out of 10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 31-05-2011, 10:05:58
I liked the first one a lot.

Watching the second and third, it became almost too obvious that they are made by disney. A bit too childish and stupid for my taste, as well as too much focus on Johnny Depp (without him they wouldn't have made even one sequel).
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Zoologic on 31-05-2011, 18:05:34
The third one: speech by Keira Knightley as a South East Asian pirate leader, to the pirates around the world.

I did this:

(http://images.eropan.multiply.com/image/1/photos/upload/300x300/SC0@CAoKCCIAACR3Pqs1/rofl.png?et=SWmGvhp0umbB1g1MRVvxUA&nmid=)

But then I watched her again and again, and realized that it was her! The point of all of the movies is just her!  ;D

Actually the character of Jack Sparrow (Depp) is what I love the most from all 3 movies. It has some progress like Will Turner (Bloom). But Swann (Knightley) really destroy it, like all the need for gender representation in every modern day Hollywood movies do, which contains some degree of political influence.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Biiviz on 01-06-2011, 18:06:39
But Swann (Knightley) really destroy it

I know, right? She kept insisting on wearing clothes all the time. That bitch!



Anyway, latest movies seen:

RoboCop - 9/10
First saw this when I was like 6 years old. Loved it then, loved it now. The crime ridden, violent, sleazy 80's Detroit is awesome! Murder, rape, drugs, armed robbery and no mercy. Ah, livin' the dream dear Detroitians. ED-209 was pretty fearsome as well.

(Bonus: the 80's track from that dirty club - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZflAaRrqwIM)


RoboCop 2 - 6/10

Saw this when I was a kid as well, so it has a place in my heart. However, I'm much more critical of this film. I mean, c'mon - a kid acting as a druglord? Also, the stupid OCP directives that made him do "humoristic" stuff, which contributed nothing to the story what-so-ever. Still, the RoboCop 2 cyborg was kinda cool to watch when it blew shit up.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: NTH on 01-06-2011, 19:06:16
But Swann (Knightley) really destroy it

I know, right? She kept insisting on wearing clothes all the time. That bitch!



Anyway, latest movies seen:

RoboCop - 9/10
First saw this when I was like 6 years old. Loved it then, loved it now. The crime ridden, violent, sleazy 80's Detroit is awesome! Murder, rape, drugs, armed robbery and no mercy. Ah, livin' the dream dear Detroitians. ED-209 was pretty fearsome as well.

(Bonus: the 80's track from that dirty club - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZflAaRrqwIM)


RoboCop 2 - 6/10

Saw this when I was a kid as well, so it has a place in my heart. However, I'm much more critical of this film. I mean, c'mon - a kid acting as a druglord? Also, the stupid OCP directives that made him do "humoristic" stuff, which contributed nothing to the story what-so-ever. Still, the RoboCop 2 cyborg was kinda cool to watch when it blew shit up.

This ... this actually explains a lot ...
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 04-06-2011, 05:06:29
Just saw X-Men: First Class.

A first class movie, like all the X-Men films!  5/5 stars!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Moose on 04-06-2011, 05:06:13
Just saw X-Men: First Class.

A first class movie, like all the X-Men films!  5/5 stars!

Ah.....? Third X-men was shite on a platter
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 04-06-2011, 06:06:21
Yeah but it was X Men... they are so cool
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 05-06-2011, 09:06:59
The third was a true pain. I hate movies with sudden day to night changes in one scene. ^^
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Nissi on 05-06-2011, 10:06:14
Just watched all first 4 X-Men movies last Sunday/Monday night.  :D
The 3rd one was hmmm *self censored* but the first and second were really great. The X-Men Origins: Volverine simply rocked!

Haven't seen the newest yet so looking forward until it comes out in Switzerland.  ;D
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 15-06-2011, 12:06:36
The Sting
- I was prepared for something good and I got awesome instead.

9 out of 10

Three Days of the Condor
- Redford being chased by CIA and a CIA within the CIA of the CIA

8 out of 10

The War
- The Ken Burns documentary series in 7 parts. Some amazing stories and footage and a lot of veterans telling their stories. Becomes maybe a bit too patriotic at times but what could you expect. Still interesting and entertaining.

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Gezoes on 15-06-2011, 17:06:54
The Adjustment Bureau
Good start, but towards the end it drags a bit. The original short story by Dick is different and much more scarier. Fine entertainment, nice movie, but Source Code will best this.6,5 out of 10

13 Tzameti (2005)
If Irreversible and C'est Arrive Pres De Chez Vous mean anything to you, yep, this is not a movie for pee and poo people. It's a bit slow on the uptake, but very dark. I often found it funny as well, but that might be me :D. Excellent photography. You'll get a seriously fucked up story, and if you study film-making or have an interest in it, be sure to check it out. 8 out of 10

Timecrimes / Los cronocrímenes (2007)
Spanish movie about timetravel, the stakes, the choices, etc. If you like time travel movies, go for it. I watched it with a good friend and yes, many discussions not unlike Hurley's remarks in Lost ensued. Small budget, but we could easily tell this was made by people that love these kind of stories. Short, nifty and puzzling. 8 out of 10.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 15-06-2011, 18:06:13
Beneath Hill 60      Awesome movie. Finally a new good ww1 movie. This movie is exciting and realistic, manage to be a great movie with few special effects. Its about tunnel- diggers in ww1. Strongly recommended for those who want a good war movie following a story relevant to the war , not some dull love drama, or alot of meaningless shooting.                                       9/10

Survival of the Dead   Moderate movie. Not really anything new from the shitload of earlier zombie movies. More funny ways to kill and get killed by zombies , not scary, not funny, slightly exciting maybe. I guess its allright for zombie fans, but not others.                      6/10

The Punisher; war zone    (2009)     Moderate movie. Some simple action and unrealistic shooting. The bad guys are kinda cool. A movie without too much to offer, but still watchable. Funny with Newman from Seinfeld as a criminal weapons dealer. The drama feels kinda pushed down on your head to give sympathy with Punisher. It seems pretended, and is unnecessary.      6/10                     
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 18-06-2011, 18:06:17
The Darjeeling Limited
- Took me quite some time to see this movie. Strange since I'm a great fan of Wes Anderson's movies.

 Anyhow, it's good. Got some typical Wes Anderson characters, scenes and jokes.

The movie is worth the watch and it's good but we got some kind of Tarantino moment here, the movie is great but when you compare it to the directors previous work you can't deny that it's one of the weakest movies.

And as always in Anderson's movies. Great soundtrack.

6 out of 10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Zoologic on 19-06-2011, 17:06:07
I watched

Son of the Dragon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Son_of_the_Dragon_%28film%29)
by David Wu, probably an American, not at all an Asian.
(2/10)

Well, sort of "watching it" on local Television. It is the first original production of Hallmark Movie Channel.

This is another scenario about getting white people into other culture, some tried captured soldier plot, some tried lost traveler scenario, this one tried orphaned child. That culture is ancient China. Interesting point of the movie: "you all Asians look the same!" Well, i thought, it is just between far east, but no... this goes as far as Southeastern Asia  ;D

Some funny stuff:

Using a Persian tale ("The Thief of Baghdad" from 1001 Arabian Nights), the location is shifted into some unknown dynasty, where the officials wear Qing dynasty robes, the soldiers wear Song dynasty armor, and the princess and ladies wear Han-Sui era dresses, and the people a bit of the mix.

Make a Dixie American a Chinese, David Carradine.
Make a Batak Indonesian a Chinese princess, Desiree Ann Siahaan.
Make a Southwestern British Caucasian a Mongol, Rupert Graves.

The name of the governor is Yo Shi, well there are no "Yo" in Chinese vocabulary.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 19-06-2011, 21:06:46
I'm gonna try watch some Australian war movies...

First up, from 2006 is

Kokoda
- I don't think a war film in this setting can get more typical. Sneaky evil Japanese soldiers hunts down Australians on the Kokoda trail. Some battle scenes here and there and the rest is mud, pain and agony. Nothing more.

On the border towards straight boring.

4 out of 10

Next stop...

The Lighthorsemen, Gallipoli and ANZAC's
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: cannonfodder on 22-06-2011, 10:06:33
I Saw the Devil (2010)

It's a South Korean movie about a cop who gets his revenge on the serial killer who killed his fiancee.

It's quite violent in parts, and it can be summed up by one line on the back cover:
Quote
...Soo-Hyun hunts down Ju-yeon's killer and tortures him in an unrelenting series of violent and merciless attacks.

Great movie...8 out of 10



I saw Beneath Hill 60 a couple of months ago, and I agree with what Jobbab said about it. Great movie...8 out of 10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 22-06-2011, 11:06:52

The Lighthorsemen
- About the Australian Lighthorse Regiment and their attack on Beersheba in the Middle-east Campaign of WW1.

 It was actually quite good. About 2 hours long, typical WW1 Adventure with a nice feeling to it.

The attack on Beersheba was very good. Nothing like a good cavalry charge.

7 out of 10
 
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 22-06-2011, 12:06:13
Requiem for a Dream
Truely outstanding, utterly depressive and greatly filmed. The movie shows how addiction to all sorts of drugs can destroy lives...


9/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: stoica on 22-06-2011, 12:06:00
you should see trainspotting too if you liked that so much
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 22-06-2011, 12:06:19
you should see trainspotting too if you liked that so much
Thanks, it´s on my "to watch"-list, now ;)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 22-06-2011, 18:06:22
I like trainspotting better. Requiem for a dream is way more depressing for me.
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Post by: Capten_C on 23-06-2011, 01:06:09
Clash of the Titans (1981 Original) with Harry Hamlin a host of big name actors of the day (Ursula Andress) and the gorgeous Judi Bowker (whooo?) as Andromeda. Recorded it a few weeks ago. Was always on during the school holidays when I was a young 'n. The special effects were cutting edge for back then, but look so dated now lol Thoroughly enjoyed watching it again though! 7/10

Happened to see that the 2010 version on Clash of the Titans was on Satellite Tv last weekend, so asked a mate to record it for me, for comparison.
Damn, I really enjoyed this version too, although took a while to work out some of the story as it differed a bit from the '81 version. With Calibos being the son of a Goddess and a cursed suitor to Andromeda in one, and the father of Andromeda in the 2010 version. Perseus marries Andromeda in the '81 version, but ends up with a demigoddess called Io in the 2010 film. Io is played by Gemma Arterton  (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2605345/) who is effcking gorgeous!  :P
Nice touch as they also pay tribute to the old film with a cameo appearance of the clockwork owl.  Really enjoyable special effects, 9/10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcRdVQBgdfs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcRdVQBgdfs)

Zathura: A Space Adventure Happened to record this as well. Two brothers find an old crappy looking game, but actually ends up taking them on a mad adventure in outer space, harmless kid flick, but for some reason I enjoyed it!  ;D 7/10
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Post by: :| Hi on 24-06-2011, 00:06:49
Anybody ever seen The Pianist?

I stumbled on a soundtrack for it and the movie looks interesting.

Also, V for Vendetta any good? I know its a major point in anonymous history, but I just want to know if its worth looking for on netflix  :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 24-06-2011, 00:06:13
V for Vendetta any good?

It's amazing.
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Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 24-06-2011, 12:06:33
The Pianist is the holocaust movie? I think i remember it was very good. Something better than most other movies like that.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Raziel on 24-06-2011, 12:06:54
The Pianist is the holocaust movie? I think i remember it was very good. Something better than most other movies like that.

Yes it is! Excellent film! A must see if you love WW2 era films.
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Post by: :| Hi on 24-06-2011, 18:06:39
Alright, thanks guys, I'll be sure to check them out sometime this weekend  :)
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Post by: Mud Buddha on 25-06-2011, 15:06:10
I second V For Vendetta and The Pianist being really good.  :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Bang0o on 29-06-2011, 16:06:34
Lincoln Lawyer
- not the best story, but well done soundtrack, pictures and acting.
- creates a great athmosphere and keeps beeing thrilling till the end
8/10
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Post by: MaJ.P.Bouras on 29-06-2011, 17:06:15
The Pianist


I saw you guys discussing about it and i decided to watch it...What a marvelous film! One of the few that truly touched my heart and i actually felt bad for a character in a film.

10/10 !
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Smiles on 30-06-2011, 11:06:58
Inception.

What an utter dissapointment, me thinking it would be alla Matrix like, its just your usual woman/man story packed in some fancy storylines letting it look like a deep and "hard" to follow movie. O well, how could i have expected anything better with mr DiCaprio and that silly looking girl.

6/10.

(will be watching number 2 though)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 30-06-2011, 14:06:13
Is Arn: The Knight Templar any good?
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 30-06-2011, 14:06:07
Is Arn: The Knight Templar any good?

YES.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Capten_C on 02-07-2011, 02:07:08
Well, last month I recorded The Godfather I & II. Then the lovely buggers at Film on 4 decided not to show Part III!  ::)

So anyway, I see that a film called Heat is on Channel 13 with De Niro and Pacino, so think, right I'll nip to the Playboy suite and set the recorder for this, looks ok. Forget what channel it was on by the time I'm in the suite, must have been Beyonce knitting in the corner starkers that distracted me, and click Channel 14. Do'h wrong channel but bloody hell it's only Godfather III on, and it's just started!  :D

Anyway put my smoking jacket, Fez cap and slippers on in the smoking suite and watched a bit of Heat, I guess this film must have passed me by over the years.
Bloody hell caught the Firefight, efcking Epic! 10/10 for that scene alone!  :)  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqT1lCqQyh0&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqT1lCqQyh0&feature=related) < Heat CQCB "Get DOWN!"
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Post by: Thorondor123 on 02-07-2011, 11:07:38
Well, last month I recorded The Godfather I & II. Then the lovely buggers at Film on 4 decided not to show Part III!  ::)
Maybe the lovely buggers at Film on 4 actually like The Godfather? ;)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Capten_C on 02-07-2011, 14:07:59
Well, last month I recorded The Godfather I & II. Then the lovely buggers at Film on 4 decided not to show Part III!  ::)
Maybe the lovely buggers at Film on 4 actually like The Godfather? ;)

Judgment reserved 'till the popcorn comes out!  :P  (Actually I wanted to see it as I read the reviews about a certain debuting actress..)
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Post by: Gezoes on 02-07-2011, 15:07:06
Especially soundwise, the HEAT shootout is awesome 8)
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Post by: Mud Buddha on 02-07-2011, 15:07:56

Judgment reserved 'till the popcorn comes out!  :P  (Actually I wanted to see it as I read the reviews about a certain debuting actress..)

Don't bother with the Sofia Coppola hating in most GF III reviews, she is simply not...that...bad. Because it failed to live up to expectations at the time critics were looking everywhere for reasons to not like the movie. It's a proper good movie, only it's the Return Of The Jedi of this trilogy: when compared to parts 1 and 2 it simply is the least of the bunch.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 02-07-2011, 16:07:06
I think The Godfather Part III gets too much shit. Yeah, sure. Part I and II are movie history. That's hard to live up to a third time.

But still, Part III really ends everything. The chronicle of the Corleone family and its fate wraps up nicely in a grand finale.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Zoologic on 02-07-2011, 18:07:56
Thanks to recent import movies taxation problems, no box offices are shown in theaters.

I ended up with some European and Asian movies here. So I watched:

Ironclad (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ironclad_%28film%29) (2011)
by Jonathan English (Independent)
Starring James Purefoy, Paul Gimatti, Brian Cox, and others.

The film is about the first siege of Rochester Castle by King John of England (brother of that famous King Richard the Lionheart). I have no idea about historical accuracy besides noting that the castle is too small and the whole thing was not filmed in the real place (obviously).

It was shot in Wales so wygvrrytslfrrr xyz and I have no idea. It uses English btw. It has some bad-ass Danish Viking army, lunatic king, trebuchets, a siege tower, ass kicking Templar knight, some boobies (some left uncensored here), and lots of blood (as the poster implies) and gore. It is basically French people against British people with an unknown Templar knight (probably Briton, being the ass kicker), wreaking havoc in England's soil and some Danes and Britons get mutilated. And some real French army came to save the day.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Gezoes on 06-07-2011, 22:07:54
The Brest Fortress 2010

What's in a name eh? I thought hey, that's cool, Brest. Different Brest! Great Russian movie about the opening (day)'s of Barbarossa, as the Russians are taken by surprise and try to hold back the invading Germans. Battleground is the border fortress of Brest, which is about to have a rude awakening.

Moving story of which I knew nothing about and a kickass war movie. Men with pistols on the left and shovels on the right included! 8) 8,5/10

It's right here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z11Pzsd9yJw
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Post by: Fuchs on 06-07-2011, 23:07:55
Many thanks for the link, could barely stop watching. Half way now. Finishing tomorrow  :)
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Post by: Flippy Warbear on 07-07-2011, 00:07:01
Big thanks for pointing us to that movie Gezoes. That was such a great movie!!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: THeTA0123 on 07-07-2011, 00:07:31
Many thanks for the link, could barely stop watching. Half way now. Finishing tomorrow  :)
Bloody hell same here

This movie is awesome

edit=this movie deserves its own thread
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Butcher on 07-07-2011, 02:07:08
watched an hour yet.
good movie, i have never seen such a cool artillery barrage in any movie.
other epic scene is russians charging with a window-frame and stuff.

on the other hand i have also never seen a movie depicting the war that "black and white". we have stereotypic germans using children as cover, throwing grenades at injured people and of course the obligatory phrase "keine gefangenen/ no prisoners".

the effects are still awesome.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 07-07-2011, 23:07:03
Awesome movie indeed. Better than ive seen in a long time. 9/10, maybe almost 10. "Black and white" ? I dont really agree. Well , yes the germans were portrayed alot worse than the russians. But i would say thats very common in alot of war movies, in alot bigger degree than this. I dont see any point they should make both the parts equally "evil". Its a detail meant to show all the terrors the "heroes" of the movie have to suffer, aswell as its usually facts. Particulary in this movie.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 08-07-2011, 00:07:50
I have to agree on the B&W part, the Germans seem to do all the evil stuff. And they seem to die en masse while the Russians heroically charge with few casualties. You start to wonder how they lost the fortress  ;D

Nonetheless an excellent movie.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 08-07-2011, 00:07:54
And they seem to die en masse while the Russians heroically charge with few casualties.

 Wait until youve seen the last part of the movie  ;)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Tedacious on 08-07-2011, 06:07:10
Just saw the swedish movie Ondskan for the first time (believe it or not).

Say what you want about Jan Guillou, but that movie was amazing.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: hslan.GN_Angrybeaver on 12-07-2011, 23:07:32
watched the "the life before her eyes".
i must admit is HUGE!
what an awesome plot.
the whole movie just messes with your mind to troll you with a superbe end,
leaving you brainfocked and thinking for minutes before you realise how epic it was.
keeps me thinking for days. 4.5 out of 5
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 15-07-2011, 15:07:04
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

This movie was the bomb, by far my favourite of the entire Harry Potter series.  Not too much wandering around, it stayed exciting literally the whole movie.  I also went on premiere night, which = crazy people dressed up, which makes all movies better.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: MaJ.P.Bouras on 15-07-2011, 16:07:00
Transformers 3 Dark of The Moon


A great movie i liked it a lot, i believe its the best of all 3.It had great plot twists and great action scenes as well as some sad scenes. Loved it.

 9/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Zoologic on 15-07-2011, 18:07:13
Thanks to tax problems, we won't see it in near time :sad:

I really waited for these movies: Cars 2, Rio, Transformers 3 :(
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: :| Hi on 16-07-2011, 01:07:18
The Green Beret.

Its got the Duke in it, so I'm a little biased. Forewarning.

Enjoyed it, good movie about green berets in 'Nam. There was alot I didn't suspect, like 2/3 of the movie not even getting to the main plot, I liked that.

Although I did spot some things wrong in what the actors did, 4.0/5
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Ciupita on 17-07-2011, 21:07:28
City of Life and Death (Nanking Massacre) - 7,5/10

Sad film... very sad. Tbh. it made me cry.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 17-07-2011, 21:07:12
City of Life and Death (Nanking Massacre) - 7,5/10

Sad film... very sad. Tbh. it made me cry.
I really want to watch this movie (not on the youtubez) but stupid old Netflix does not have it!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: :| Hi on 19-07-2011, 01:07:58
Thanks for the heads up CPS, I was gonna check it out.

Netflix doesnt have any of the movies I want to watch :I
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 19-07-2011, 04:07:41
Netflix doesnt have any of the movies I want to watch :I

It's got a whole buncha kick-ass Asian Films:
The Good, The Bad, The Weird
The Warlords
Three Kingdoms
Ong Bak 2+3
etc,.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: :| Hi on 19-07-2011, 07:07:02
Already seen the Ong Baks, good films  :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 19-07-2011, 15:07:05
Netflix doesnt have any of the movies I want to watch :I

It's got a whole buncha kick-ass Asian Films:
The Good, The Bad, The Weird
The Warlords
Three Kingdoms
Ong Bak 2+3
etc,.

haha, I have watched like all of those films.  Sometimes I hit up the China Way real late at night because those movies make me want Chinese food so much. 
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Post by: Mud Buddha on 19-07-2011, 16:07:02

haha, I have watched like all of those films.  Sometimes I hit up the China Way real late at night because those movies make me want Chinese food so much.

Those movies? 3 of those 5 movies aren't even chinese...  ;)

*takes off his politically correct kimono and gets back on topic*


Watched a bunch of movies lately, so I'll keep it short:

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon **
Well, it's better than the previous Rise Of The Fallen but that doesn't say much. It starts out strong with a cool link with contemporary US history, but the second half is Bay at his worst again. A climax that goes on and on and the sad thing is: the Transformers (and especially the Autobots) are reduced to extra's in their own movie. It simply isn't about them, which is a unforgivable misstep. A possibly awesome franchise ruined by a hack director with too much money. 

Get Low ****
Touching little period drama set in 1930's USA, with two of my favorite actors: Robert Duvall and Bill Murray. An old broken down hermit (Duvall) wants to better his life before he dies and decides to hold a funeral party. He's been the outcast of the village he lives in for over 40 years and wants to hear all the stories people have been telling about him. The local undertaker, played by Murray, decides to help him out with the arrangements. But there's a catch.
This really is an actors movie with seemingly not much going on, plotwise. But the charm is in the detail, and it's cool to see Duvall shine so bright this late in his career.

After The Sunrise **1/2
For some reason I've been looking up older Woody Harrelson movies and this was one of 'm. A cool crime caper about a couple of classy thieves (Pierce Brosnan and Selma Hayek, in all her 90's glory :P) who, after pulling off one last heist, retire to some banana republic. They are tracked there by the FBI agent (Harrelson) who was responsible for the loot they stole. What follows is a somewhat predictable, but still twisty and enjoyable cat-n-mouse game. Shame the script/plot wasn't any tighter and that the direction could've done with some more flair, because now it falls half way between trying to hard and being an actual cool movie. The three leads make the most of it and there's a lot to enjoy if you don't mind some plotholes and inconsistencies.

District 9 ****
Rewatched it last week. Really liked it the first time around, but sometimes a movie overwhelms you in the cinema and when watched a second time at home it douses you with disappointment.
But thankfully not this one. Still a really well made sci-fi comedy-drama-adventure that doesn't miss a beat. Michael Bay take note: this is effect-heavy sci-fi done right.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: MaJ.P.Bouras on 19-07-2011, 17:07:48
Wasn't the original Transformers a comic about some kids who came in contact with those alien robots? I think it follows the story in that case but can't be sure
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Post by: :| Hi on 19-07-2011, 18:07:51
Yeah, I've got the first issue of the dinosaur sorta transformers. After like 2-3 issues it gets into the kids :I
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Post by: Zoologic on 19-07-2011, 19:07:24
The original Transformers are as clusterfuck as it does in second Bay movie (Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen 2009), if my memory serves right. Basically you got female robots, elder robots, things that makes alien more human than Epic Meal Time crew.

It was cool back in 1980s when I was a kid and dreamed about sexy robots portraying pop culture and violence in one show. It has too many plot devices that makes you kinda ignore (or tolerate) them. But with the movie, even Michael Bay know it shouldn't be that cheesy, or it won't sell.

The first Transformers (2007) is the best IMO, it has everything a movie needs, generally coherent plot, somewhat a bit believable storyline, some degree of seriousness to attract new audiences, and cool action with never-seen-before effects. Only diehard fans and critics who basically love more smartass lines and more explicit sex scenes that hate it. All we need is to remove Michael Bay from the credits, and this movie will surely be in some of the Academy Awards nominations.

Yeah, they came from Cybertron, oh don't know how far it is. Basically these guys made a deal with General Motors, since they landed in USA, to supply them with spare parts in case they lost some during the battle with Decepticons. Kinda make sense, and beggars can't choose. Why the eff is Optimus have redneck flame vinyls, why Megatron looks more like spaghetti monster instead of drill sergeant in metal mask (as in the cartoon), why the robots lip synch, etc etc etc?
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 19-07-2011, 19:07:18
I can agree on the fact that the first Transformers ain't too bad.

Revenge of the Fallen on the other hand. I even today want my money back for seeing that POS in the cinema.


Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 19-07-2011, 19:07:02
Yeah, I've got the first issue of the dinosaur sorta transformers. After like 2-3 issues it gets into the kids :I
beastwars?  i've got a friend who grew up on that shit.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Cory the Otter on 19-07-2011, 23:07:54
haha, I have watched like all of those films.

There's Also 9th Company, Red Cliff, Zulu, Arn, all the Futurama Movies, Blade Runner, The Boondock Saints, Syriana, The Red Baron, As Far as my Feet Will Carry Me, both Ip Man films, Drunken Master, Enter the Dragon, a whole bunch of Eddie Izzard and George Carlin, one stand-up by Rowan Atkinson, ten Episodes of The Whitest Kids U' Know, Micmacs, L'Armée du crime, Serenity, Død snø, The Stone of Destiny, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Flammen & Citronen, Law-Abiding Citizen, John Rabe, Carlito's Way... I could go on.  There's a lot of awesome stuff buried underneath the anime and soft porn on Netflix Instant-View.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 19-07-2011, 23:07:04
I have watched 9th Company and Ip Man, and more romantic comedies that I would have liked because high school girls love them a lot.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Mud Buddha on 20-07-2011, 12:07:44
I have watched 9th Company and Ip Man, and more romantic comedies that I would have liked because high school girls love them a lot.

What'd you think of 9th Company? I hated how the movie gets ruined by the shoddy end-battle. Up until then it was a possible classic.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 20-07-2011, 15:07:16
It was dark and grim, and very very very Russian.  The end battle could have had a little less death, and it was rather anti-climactic in my opinion.  I still liked the movie a lot though, but one problem I had was remembering and being able to identify who was who.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: :| Hi on 20-07-2011, 19:07:22
Yeah, I've got the first issue of the dinosaur sorta transformers. After like 2-3 issues it gets into the kids :I
beastwars?  i've got a friend who grew up on that shit.


Nope, Dinobots.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Gezoes on 20-07-2011, 21:07:42
God on Trial (2008)
********************

As an Auschwitz barracks is turned into an unconventional court room, a judge, prosecution, defence, witnesses and the other prisoners start the case if God even exists and if he is guilty or innocent of their fate. An actors movie, with great writing and a lot of food for thought. Not too long, well-acted and good attempt at filming a familiar subject. Because most people have, at some point, heard the phrase: "Oh yeah? So where was God in Auschwitz?". It works out rather nicely without really offending anyone or growing too grim but rather optimally using the location as one of the most important factors. I guess me having been there added an extra dimension.

8/10

Used to be on YTube, but it seems fragmented now. You should be able to find it on some of the usual suspects though ;)

Another tip in this 'genre' comes to mind as well: KZ - German youths give tours in concentration camps, most of them have a 'shady' past. If I teached history, I'd show both Band of Brothers, Bridge too Far hehe etc.. but also this. Very suitable for high school classes.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Biiviz on 21-07-2011, 15:07:43
Semi-related to the thread; they're remaking Total Recall... with Colin Farrell.

What. The. Fuck.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1386703/


/Edit: and the 3 boobed woman won't be in it!!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 21-07-2011, 15:07:52
Harry Brown

Loved it. In my top 5 now  :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: cannonfodder on 22-07-2011, 10:07:51
Semi-related to the thread; they're remaking Total Recall... with Colin Farrell.

What. The. Fuck.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1386703/


/Edit: and the 3 boobed woman won't be in it!!
You've got to be kidding... ::)

It won't be half the movie without ol' Three-boobs.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: :| Hi on 24-07-2011, 10:07:40
Captain America: The First Avenger

(http://deskofbrian.com/wp-content/uploads/Captain-America-First-Avenger-Official-Poster-570x8901.jpg)

First off, this has some alternate history WW2.
Its a nice blend of WW2, sci-fi, the special zing that comic book heros bring, alternate history, and a little of the Nazi occult. (Ok, maybe a wee tad bit more than a little!)


Today I had the oppurtunity of seeing the movie in 3D with a lady friend and her friend (A lady friends friend? Is there a term for that?)

Reluctantly sitting down, this being my first 3D movie, I took into consideration falling asleep because I did not think it would be a good movie. I was proven wrong, pretty quickly. The opening starts off with a U.S. team in antartica sent to investigate a crashed object (No, there aren't aliens, I figured there were at first, but there are none whatsoever.) and quickly leads to how Captain America came to be, which ties in well with the story.

I would like to get into the story, but I do not want to ruin it for people making their minds on it.

Myself, I enjoyed the alternate history. I think I spotted something akin to a miniature ratte in the movie whilst watching too!

So lets get down to the TL;DR

Pros:
Nice story
Ending
Great background
I DID NOT SEE ANY SWASTIKAS!

Cons:
the ending ending. The last line of the movie really leaves a sort of cliffhanger/disappointment at the same time. Myself, I wanted more.



4.7/5

Also, wait for the end of the credits!

Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 24-07-2011, 16:07:43
Thanks Hi, going to a cinema movie night with a good friend (men only, beer and burgers are there, that sort of thing.) and they show both Captain America and Horrible Bosses. We liked the latter one but where in doubt when we read about the first one. Now I'm quite sure I can sit through it.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Biiviz on 24-07-2011, 18:07:40
No swastikas? >:(
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Dukat on 26-07-2011, 01:07:02
Semi-related to the thread; they're remaking Total Recall... with Colin Farrell.

What. The. Fuck.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1386703/


/Edit: and the 3 boobed woman won't be in it!!

I demand 3 boobed woman, as we europeans cut half of the violence anyway.  ;D


Whatever.

Everyone Else (2009)(original title: Alle Anderen): 4/5
Gitti and Chris are an unconventional couple on holiday in Sardinia. While Gitti is rather boyish and excentric, Chris is a rather sensible male. Together they make a good couple. Someday Chris is meeting one of his colleagues who spends his holidays together with his wife on Sardinia as well. This other couple is totally conventional, living a traditional assignment of roles in their lifes. However, the colleague considers Chris to be rather weak and wimpy, spuring him to live and fulfill a more masculine role in his life. Chris is trying to live up to these expectations, competing against his colleague while Gitti is pressing herself into a totally traditional female role. In the end, they rather fulfill the expectations of society then, but losing their own personality, becoming what they most despise about others. Those new personalities are not what they originally seeked in each other, bring their own relationship to the brink of collapse.

If you live your life with rather traditional role allocations, you might consider this movie unreal and boring. You might rather identify with the traditional couple, not understanding what is so funny and boring about the conventional couple being poked fun at. But if you're somewhat queer, you'll understand all those taunts about traditional gender roles. In the end this is some kind of encouragement to be like you really are instead of being what society expects you to be.

http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi319620889

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1204773
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Zoologic on 01-08-2011, 19:08:29
Gotta see this too, another awesome remake from the CGI god, the one an only,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpA6TC0T_Lw
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: :| Hi on 01-08-2011, 19:08:30
Watched Ip Man 2. I enjoyed it, makes me want to get back into martial arts  :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Gezoes on 01-08-2011, 20:08:31
Hobo with a Shotgun (2011) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1640459/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1640459/)

Heavily influenced by Sin City, Running Man and some others, this grindhouse movie rocks. Only a fake trailer at first, accompanying the Grindhouse look when Death Proof and Planet Terror were released. It delivers what it promises, and Rutger Hauer is almost perfect. Lots of different lighting, fast cuts, heavy close-ups, color, and red/blue filters. Instant cult classic. Very gory ;D, slapstick, more gore, yet, not without a message. Wouldn't we all like to be this hobo sometimes. With a shotgun! Flippy will like this: There be bears in this one. A well deserved 8/10

The director is somewhat of a talent. He's one of 26 directors making a 26-segment (horror)-movie about the many ways we kick the bucket. Seems a script contest is on as well, but a quick search didn't offer any good info.
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Post by: Biiviz on 01-08-2011, 20:08:35
Nudity?
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Gezoes on 02-08-2011, 15:08:21
It's a grindhouse movie, yup  ;)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Biiviz on 02-08-2011, 15:08:58
It's a grindhouse movie, yup  ;)

Guess I'll have to downl... acquire it then. :)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 03-08-2011, 03:08:23
 Hobo with a Shotgun   - 7/10 -        Pretty much what Gezoes say, i guess i would prefer alittle more advanced plot or something idk. But still a great movie.

Transformers 3            - 3/10-         Terrible movie. Shitty plot, annoying characters trying to be funny for kids, extremely unrealistic, even too much for such a movie. For an old
                                                               transformers fan from the 80s as myself its cool to see the childhood heroes in a real movie with expensive effects, but also annoying how they have
                                                               changed and destroyed them completely. The only positive thing is some entertaining but not unique effects.
                                                                    (A very personal very positive thing regarding this movie is that i saw it in downtown Chicago. Very cool to know a huge battle was faught right
                                                               outside the walls of the cinema, and afterwards go out to the place which was totally devastated in the movie.)

Fast Five                     -3/10-          I hate such movies. A movie that have nothing to offer except a few half spectacular car chases i turn away from. If i didnt have limited selection of
                                                               movies at an almost 8 hour long flight i would never have seen this movie.

Battle: Los Angeles      -7/10-          I really like sci fi, but this isnt much to brag about. I was very entertained from effects and a few very cool futuristic all around combat fighter planes,
                                                               thats pretty much what this movie have to offer. Its like the sci-fi version of Black hawk Down, with tons of shooting around very short simple   
                                                               strategic details. I almost get tired of this endless meaningless shooting. But for me, just beeing a sci fi movie raises the score with 2 points.
                                                               If you liked BHD you really should see this one.

Thor                           -7/10-          Never heard about the comic before. Alittle exciting, mostly funny and quite spectacular, this movie was surprisingly better than i thought. Maybe i like
                                                               it alittle more since its one of few movies about norse mythology, though it was extremely incorrect and presented as a joke. And if anyone isnt sure
                                                               what kinda movie this is, its a super hero movie. Imo . Basicly i hate super hero movies, but this one was quite intresting. I like the humor aswell. Not
                                                               really what they say, but how Thor uses his hammer, how they figth etc.

Source Code                -8/10-          This is alot more than a straight forward movie. It takes a long time before you really understand whats happening. Its "science" sounds utterly
                                                                bullshit thats a minus. But its very mysterious, so it gets exciting just to try to figure out whats really happening. Its hard to describe without
                                                                revealing anything, but maybe it can be called a thriller version of Inception with elements of David Lynch and Fight Club. I recommend this one. Its 
                                                                better than it appears, at least.
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Post by: THeTA0123 on 05-08-2011, 23:08:21
Not really a movie but

Black lagoon

I just finished watching this serie for the second time, and i just cant get enough of this anime. Its simply the best one out there. even if you dispese those japanese cartoons, i still recommend to watch this one

you wont be dissapointed

10/10 without a doubt
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Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 10-08-2011, 16:08:45
Just watched the movie In Bruges on the recommendation of a friend.

It was absolutely the BEST FUCKING MOVIE that I have ever seen!!!  I urge everybody to go watch it right now!


It's about two hitmen staying in Bruges for a few weeks after a hit, but of course all hell breaks loose and it turns into a fight for their lives.   Collin Farrell and Brenden Gleeson play the two hitmen, Farrell a twitchy young guy and Gleeson is cool headed intellectual, they work together beautifully. Ralph Fiennes plays their sadistic but hilarious boss.  I especially loved that Gleeson and Farell used their native Dublin accents, being from Dublin myself. 

The movie was the funniest movie that I have ever seen, with more great quotes than ever.  It was also tremendously dark, with a sort of Pulp Fiction-Tarentino quality to it.  A dark tragicomedy.  Best movie I have ever seen, absolutely my new favourite.  I'm going to buy it as soon as I can, it's a movie I'm planning on rewatching time and time again.  Going to watch it again today too!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 28-08-2011, 11:08:25
So there's a movie I have now seen twice in one week.

The thing is, that I was so sure this movie was gonna suck so the first time around I just was chocked. Now the second time around, yeah it's good and worth a watch.

The movie is...

  X-Men: First Class

Seriously, I'm still amazed over how much I enjoyed this movie.

Hot chicks, 60's theme, Cuban Missile Crisis, Mutants and some really good actors (Michael Fassbender as Memento, Jesus Christ!)

I really don't want to say too much, I really liked it, and as I said, even watched it twice!
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: THeTA0123 on 06-09-2011, 02:09:58
Battle:LA

Okay..Admitted

This movie has a nice opening. And rather nice special effects.

thats the good part

The bad part?

A Super cliche story, a typical "OMG ALIENS INVADE US AND THEY ARE KICKING OUR ASSES LIKE ITS NOTHING AND OMG BUT YEAH WE"RE AMERICANS MARINES UUURRAAH SO YEAH LIKE SUDDENTLY WE DO HEROIC THING AND SHOOT DOWN ONE THING WICH CONNECTS ALL THE OTHER ALIENS AND LIKE WE WIN UUURRAAHHHH

Dont get me wrong, i love these kinds of alien invasion movies...but this

Furthermore...The "Aliens" are so fucking Badly done. The things they fly, the weapons they operate...Way to human.

5.5/10
A plus one to beautifull mexican laaayyddie Michelle Rodriguez
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Post by: MvB_1988 on 06-09-2011, 17:09:46
The Trip (2010)

Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon.

Steve is asked to review different restaurants in the north of England. Because his sort of GF is in the USA he askes Rob to go with him on the week-long trip. The movie is mostly set during the dinners and the trips between the restaurants.

Had some good laughs. British humor is always good. The impresinations of James Bond and Michael Caine are realy funny!
Its clear there is also some drama. 2 people in midlife cause that. I think the movie does not need that.

7/10 (I did not know this before watching but the movie is a shorter cut up version of a tv series.)
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 06-09-2011, 19:09:45
I'm amazed by you, all you French FH2 players that hang around here.

That you have all failed to mention this movie I'm about to talk about now.

The movie is...

OSS 117: Le Caire, nid d'espions

IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0464913/
Trailer http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi468058393/

The trailer is bad but the movie...

It's great, it's a parody of all the James Bond movies you can think of starring a French Sean Connery with a lot of good humour and some action.

I feel bad saying it's a parody. Every time somebody mentions 'Parody' I think of Scary Movie and crap like that. But this is how a parody should work. Using the typical themes of the subject, in this case all James Bond and agent movies ever made during the 60's and using it to make a fun, interesting and almost hilarious movie in a nice good looking pack.

If you are not amazed by the intro of this movie, well, then you just suck at movies.

8 out of 10 (even close to a 9!)

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Post by: THeTA0123 on 06-09-2011, 23:09:38
True grit

9.5/10

A truly amazing film by the Coen brothers. A beautifull story, good old classic westren touch(But not cliche), great actors and a nice ending.
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Post by: Fuchs on 07-09-2011, 00:09:22
Teasing, son of a bitch!  ;D I still want to see that movie, such a big fan of the Coen Bro's and Jeff Bridges. Didn't run in the local cinema, don't want to pirate it and I hate expensive DVD's. Argh.
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Post by: :| Hi on 10-09-2011, 06:09:24
Currently watching Blade Runner on netflix; will finish review when finished
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Post by: :| Hi on 13-09-2011, 05:09:48
Bladerunner: Theatrical Cut.

Wow, good movie.
I think this would have been the Matrix of the 80's, without the decent sequels.
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Post by: Capten_C on 13-09-2011, 14:09:08
Dreamcatcher http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWAHomU7XoM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWAHomU7XoM)
Steven King thing, had no idea what it was about, so was completley surprised as the story unfolded.
 7.4/10  8)
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Post by: Rawhide on 13-09-2011, 20:09:28
Zulu
- 6th or 7th time around in a few years. Still very good.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: :| Hi on 14-09-2011, 04:09:08
Terminator.

Well, it was my first time seeing it. Good movie, lives up to everything I've heard about it. 4.7/5

-.3 for a few shoddy animations with the actual terminator
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Post by: DLFReporter on 14-09-2011, 09:09:03
-.3 for a few shoddy animations with the actual terminator

Shoddy animations? Mate, that movie is from 1984. The animations were gorgeous!  ;D
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Post by: :| Hi on 16-09-2011, 01:09:06
True but it doesn't age well  :P
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: DLFReporter on 16-09-2011, 09:09:00
True but it doesn't age well  :P

You won't either when your finally that old.  :P
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 16-09-2011, 09:09:11
Finished Thor a few nights ago.

It was alright, but nothing special.

Favorite scene? Thor crashing a cup of coffee screaming 'Another!'

Can't wait for The Avengers.
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Post by: DLFReporter on 16-09-2011, 10:09:16
Finished Thor a few nights ago.
...

I think Thor is a textbook definition for a bland movie. Not bad, but just not... there. It doesn't do anything for the Audience, it's like a pre-movie to Avengers with a story that could have been done in even less than half it's runtime of whopping 115min.
I hope they make a decent Avengers movie which will be more like Captain America and not Thor.
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Post by: Raziel on 16-09-2011, 12:09:21
Dreamcatcher http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWAHomU7XoM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWAHomU7XoM)
Steven King thing, had no idea what it was about, so was completley surprised as the story unfolded.
 7.4/10  8)

Yep liked this film...the story gives some really unexpected surprises.

Talking about bad movies, yesterday finished Pirates 4: On stranger tides. And I must say that the producers should not have even bothered to make this movie. Pirates 3 ended it all and that's how it should have remained. Watching this movie gave me the sensation that I know what's going to happen next. Film's plot was a bit too simple. Also the fact they almost changed all the cast, except Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush and Gibbs (forgot the actor's name) doesn't help at all. Score: 2/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 16-09-2011, 12:09:25
Finished Thor a few nights ago
I think Thor is a textbook definition for a bland movie. Not bad, but just not... there. It doesn't do anything for the Audience, it's like a pre-movie to Avengers with a story that could have been done in even less than half it's runtime of whopping 115min.
I hope they make a decent Avengers movie which will be more like Captain America and not Thor
I agree regarding the 'Bland' argument but Captain American wasn't that much better IMHO but I think these two combined with the rest of The Avenger crew will make something really worth waiting for...
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 18-09-2011, 12:09:41

Just finished the Soviet war film from 1985 called 'Come and See'

Pretty heavy stuff, mud, death and more mud.

Well worth the two hours. Something beyond words.

9 out of 10

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Come_and_see
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091251/
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-Ro0SZf438
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 20-09-2011, 22:09:37
Saw The Fugitive for the first time in years.

Still got it.

- I didn't kill my wife!
- I don't care!

Tommy Lee Jones, still got it.
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Post by: Tedacious on 21-09-2011, 01:09:56
Blackboard Jungle

Was on TV the other night.

1955 new york. A new teacher begins at a school and gets to teach the trouble-makers. Classical 1950's movie and a "how can i reach these kids?" movie. Also it is the first movie ever where rock 'n' roll is played (though it was only "rock around the clock" playing twice, in the opening credits and in the final scene).

Good movie though, loved the feel of it. Some clichés though, and quite bad that the teachers wife had a premature birth of their child SEVEN MONTHS EARLY and the child survived, a healthy boy.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 21-09-2011, 18:09:34
I might watch The tree of Life tonight

If I'm not posting anything tomorrow, you'll know where you'll find me...
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Capten_C on 23-09-2011, 16:09:13
The Lovely Bones (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0380510/)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ_4f_fb91M (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ_4f_fb91M)

Directed by Peter Jackson.  Thought it was good. 7.8/10  :'(
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Post by: :| Hi on 24-09-2011, 08:09:47
The lovely bones was a great book, however
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Biiviz on 27-09-2011, 14:09:38
Horrible Bosses (2011)
7/10

I had absolutely no expectations, so I was pleasantly surprised with this movie. It has some pretty funny parts and a hot slut.

(No nudity)
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Post by: Fuchs on 27-09-2011, 16:09:38
Charlie Day is in it and you have no expectations.

Shame.
On.
You.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Biiviz on 27-09-2011, 16:09:27
Charlie Day is in it and you have no expectations.

Shame.
On.
You.

He played the shittiest character.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Fuchs on 27-09-2011, 17:09:01
True. How can one deny having a sexual relationship with Jennifer Aniston..
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 01-10-2011, 15:10:53
A Bronx Tale
- Nothing special.

5 out of 10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Biiviz on 02-10-2011, 15:10:20
Oh, wow. I had completely forgotten about Transformers 3. Guess I'll have to check it out.

Review to follow...


/edit: So far, so good. Albeit, some of the characters are pretty ridiculous. Case in point - the Intelligence Director, or whatever her title was. Ugh. It's like a rebellious teenager's view on the government personified.

That hot blonde girl does raise the movie's score by at least 1 star, though.

/edit2: Done watching. It's a Michael Bay movie from start to finish, what more can I say? Pretty girls & explosions.


Transformers 3: Dark of the moon 6.5/10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 16-11-2011, 09:11:00
Straw Dogs
- The original directed by Sam Peckinpah.

7 out of 10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Natty on 20-11-2011, 14:11:47
Rise of the planet of the apes, or as I now call it

ROTPOTA!

9/10! soooooooooo awesome. Best film of 2011 IMO... I loved every second of it, and Caesar just pwns everything!

I really really hope this is a kind of "reboot" of the POTA franchise, and they make at least 2 more movies.. and by the way it ends, it def feels like they will.. but no info on IMDB yet  :-[
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Zoologic on 20-11-2011, 14:11:47
Real Steel (2011)
by Shawn Levy, produced by Steven Spielberg
starring Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo, Evangeline Lilly, Kevin Durand, etc
I give it 7.5/10, especially for the entertainment value.

Artistically, this film has nothing special. It is like Transformers, laden with product placements, but still somewhat at appropriate level, you can see International Harvester, Hewlett-Packard, Virgin America, etc. The movie is set in not too distant future where robot do the fighting instead of human. The story is from the viewpoint of a loser trying to regain his composure. It is quite attention-grabbing, some of the scenes we remember from Rocky 4, and with some family-friendly story, but still not being too smartass or preachy.

The theme is pretty much game-like. You got several stages, arena, tournaments, fights, robots, basically a great story for video game tie-ins. The setting is what people usually call "Americana," or typical American backdrop, from rural rodeo country to city with blinding lights, and a long-long-long route 66-like route in between. A well deserved 8 for me, but not for critics.

This movie had my recommendation because:
Steven Spielberg= +1
success-proven plot development (classic thing, like Rocky)= +2
misplaced product placement= -0.5
cheesy villains= -1
believability of the story= +1

In Time (2011)
by Andrew Niccol
starring Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy
I give it 6/10

Do you like cult movies with dystopia themes? Do you remember Kurt Wimmer's Equlibrium (2002)? You like Citizen Kane (1941)? V for Vendetta (2005)? Well, they have some innuendos in it, but still the overall idea is about breaking the system right?

Not when it involves young guys, innuendos about 1960s American car, strip poker, and cheesy elites. The very basic idea of the movie is: replace money with time as the main commodity. The human now lives in time, you have body clock (not circadian rhythm), that will count your time until you die. Everyone is paid in time. TBH, the movie is pretty much engaging (if you don't care about why the hell is this and that), however, we would never expect some punching machine operator to be able to do some sort of punch to the fist and gunning down gangster business. Even Violet (Milla Jovovich) in Ultraviolet (2006) had her explanations about where the heck her badass-ness come from.

But this is populist movie: We don't care, but one of us common day loser can suddenly say fuck you to some of us and decided to screw the whole system. There are some elites that controls them all (we never know how and we don't care), instead of deciding who is eating shit, now they decide who lives longer, and who lives forever. So they keep increasing price (the time cost, thus shortening your life, again we don't care about how the hell). Justin Timberlake is your Hugo Weaving-badass guy and he is there to dubiously save the day. The plot begins when the matter goes personal.

A touch of cult movie-like= +1
Hot scenes with Amanda Seyfried= +2
Incoherent plot= -1
Sensibility= -1
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 20-11-2011, 16:11:38
Re-watched a classic the other day with my girl.

Stand by me
- Richard Dreyfuss looks back at his youth and coming of age. A true classic. Great actors (and so young) in a really good story. Also nice to see a young Kiefer Sutherland (80's Kiefer rock!) playing a mean rockabilly bullie.

8 out of 10

Also watched this one...

Bad teacher
- Probably one of the worst and most meaningless movies I have seen in several years.

The story: Cameron Diaz is a bad teacher. The end.

3 out of 10
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Gezoes on 28-11-2011, 15:11:08
Melancholia

Don't worry, yes, she will be completely naked. Great movie, Von Trier films like the great painters. But know what you are getting into. This is not for everyone. Still, a bit more accessible this time around for people that don't know Von Trier very well. A simple story and Keither Sutherland and Dunst added to the mix. John Hurt is also around. Dunst is probably going to win the Oscar for this. Her sister is good too, although a bit more empty, but that's also her part. Depressive, you bet. It'll leave you wondering about a lot, or not. I also found it uplifting at times :D Final judgement: 9

Cowboys and Aliens

Listen up team, we're going to do this 'serious' = Fail 1. Western and aliens do not mix, or rather sci-fi machines, fair enough. But Wild Wild West was rather painfull = Fail 2. Craig is the best Bond to date, sorry Sean, but I hate it when they play in other movies = Fail 3. Harrison Ford is not the actor he used to be - Fail 4. But it worked for me! Craig just excels at playing a righteous, but heartbroken bastard. Just like Fleming intented Bond. Ford is good as well, although I felt he could give it a bit more. Even the aliens' motivations are explained which a LOT of other movies... don't. Fun movie, where I expected a bomb, and then some. I was wrong. Final shootout: 7,5

Iron Sky

Aargh, if only ;D
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Zoologic on 28-11-2011, 16:11:01
Cowboys and Aliens

Listen up team, we're going to do this 'serious' = Fail 1. Western and aliens do not mix, or rather sci-fi machines, fair enough. But Wild Wild West was rather painfull = Fail 2. Craig is the best Bond to date, sorry Sean, but I hate it when they play in other movies = Fail 3. Harrison Ford is not the actor he used to be - Fail 4. But it worked for me! Craig just excels at playing a righteous, but heartbroken bastard. Just like Fleming intented Bond. Ford is good as well, although I felt he could give it a bit more. Even the aliens' motivations are explained which a LOT of other movies... don't. Fun movie, where I expected a bomb, and then some. I was wrong. Final shootout: 7,5

Wow that must be pretty entertaining.

But franchise career destroying movie such as this, began too early, even for Daniel Craig.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: LHeureux on 28-11-2011, 16:11:23
Bad teacher
- Probably one of the worst and most meaningless movies I have seen in several years.

The story: Cameron Diaz is a bad teacher. The end.

3 out of 10
Is that the comedy/sex only related movie?
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Rawhide on 11-12-2011, 10:12:26
It's a bit of both and also drugs but still not funny. Not even one bit.

Anyhow, watched the remake of Peckinpah's Straw Dogs. Now starring Alexander Skarsgård, Kate Bosworth and James Marsden instead of the original cast which was Del Henney, Susan George and Dustin Hoffman.

I was really afraid that this remake would harm the reputation of the original movie. The original is a really scary classic set in northern England with Dustin Hoffman and Susan George as the American couple in a small village.

This remake is set in the southern USA and James Marsden and Kate Bosworth play the couple and Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood, Generation Kill) plays the leader of the antagonist gang.

I can gladly say that the movie is worth the watch and it's fairly good compared to it's original. They got that feeling that Peckingpah gave us so good in the original. That disturbing feeling something is wrong and something wrong is about to happen. Really puts you on edge through out the movie.

7 out of 10

Other than that, I have been sick this weekend and what movie is better to watch when you have a heard time being awake and not being as focused as usual when watching a movie?

Terminator 2, bitches!

9 out of 10

Even to this day, the action packed in this movie is still amazing! Just the first clash between Robert Patrick and Arnold Schwarzenegger (the corridor, roses and a shotgun) is true classic and there's more. James Cameron knows his shit.


Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Natty on 11-12-2011, 11:12:20
We need to talk about Kevin

Absolutely horrible story, and by that I mean good! But horrible.. it's got a Columbine-shooting theme and it's just... a deep-dive in to darkness... Great acting by John C Reilly as the dad and some new kid as "Kevin", but really, Tilda Swanson (?) is killing it, 10/10 acting from her side in this... she's incredible!

Overall, directing, story, acting is 8/10 in this movie, however the 'jumping back n forth in time' is a bit of a drag, and feels overdone.. especially since THE one Columbine-type movie ("Elephant" by Gus Van Sant) also had this, it feels a bit meh that they use it here also... Final grade 7.5/10 - a must see if you feel like getting your positive spirit sucked out of your chest with a garden hose.  :-X
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: Michael Z Freeman on 19-12-2011, 00:12:54
Triple Cross (1966). If you can accept Yul Brynner as Col. Baron von Grunen in this film then you'll be fine. This successfully portrays the pure guile, audacity and conman-ship that it must have taken Eddie Chapman in order to be a double agent in WW2. Eddie Chapman was himself a criminal of some repute before the war. It's clear here what skills he is applying. There is an interesting portrayal of how he developed these relationships with the Germans using the strength of his personality. In real life, after the war, Von Grunen later attended the wedding of Eddie Chapman's daughter.

Quite an unusual WW2 film judging by the usual path that these kind of things take.
Title: Re: Review the latest movie you have seen
Post by: :| Hi on 22-12-2011, 09:12:40
V for Vendetta

Would give it about an 9.5/10
 Would have liked to see a few parts with the community growing more upset about the government and there were a few parts that I think could have been done a little better. Otherwise, I liked it
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Post by: Mud Buddha on 22-12-2011, 12:12:23
Carnage - Roman Polanski

Bitter psychological comedy about 2 married couples trying to work things out after the son of one couple had beaten the son of the other couple with a stick. Things start out friendly but get bad pretty quick. From the trailer I didn't expect this to be so enjoyable, it just came across as loud and embarassing. But to my surprise it's quite well doen. Feels like a play almost, with only one location and four actors.
One couple consists of Jodie Foster (nice to see her again) and John C Reilly (Stepbrothers, Boogienights) and the other couple of Kate Winslett (Titanic, The Reader) and Christopher Waltz (Inglorious Basterds, Green Hornet) and they make it work. The direction is pretty solid as well, with Polanksi making the most of a limited set.

Liked the fact that they didn't try to make these persons likable, or superwitty or something. They're just people with their bottled up emotions, beinhg asholes at one moment  and forgiving the next.
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Post by: Gezoes on 28-12-2011, 21:12:40
Drive

Don't pay attention to its trailers. I like these, back to the decade, movies, but this is more. That's not doing it justice, saying they pulled that part of beautiful is an insult really. They show they master that from the get go. Think Steve McQueen in the eighties in 2011, flying colors, great shots, good acting and actors, and a KICK ASS soundtrack. Rough, raw, beautiful. In every department. I just let go for 1,5 hours and boy, am I glad I did.

9/10
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Post by: PanzerKnacker on 28-12-2011, 23:12:23
Sherlock Holmes, The game of Shadows

Well, the movie is nicely shot, (I haven't seen the first part), it has a nice plot, acting is on the level, though the comedy parts didn't really touch me, and the end was a bit disappointing, as well as killing poor miss MacAdams.

I can fit the whole movie in two words.

Historical inaccuracy.

6/10
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Post by: Mayhemic.MAD on 28-12-2011, 23:12:12
I´ve seen Carnage as well recently and really liked it.
Finally a movie again that lives from the good acting and not just some effects driven action story..

Underground 1995
I´ve seen this a few weeks ago and I am still thinking about it because it was so surreal sometimes.
Highly recommended, this one entered my all time Favourite movie list.

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The story follows an underground weapons manufacturer in Belgrade during WWII and evolves into fairly surreal situations. A black marketeer who smuggles the weapons to partisans doesn't mention to the workers that the war is over, and they keep producing. Years later, they break out of their underground "shelter" --- only to convince themselves that the war is still going on.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114787/
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Post by: THeTA0123 on 29-12-2011, 00:12:34
Skyline

4/10 started okay
then became a bag of shit
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Post by: Capten_C on 29-12-2011, 01:12:16
Sword of Xanten (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXVM62LvaaY#t=1m0s)
Recorded this a few days ago...
Very Skyrim, even has Max von Sydow in it as a blacksmith, who is the voice of Dovahkiin! of course.

Go on, I give it 6/10  ;D
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Post by: Zoologic on 29-12-2011, 11:12:15
Drive

Don't pay attention to its trailers. I like these, back to the decade, movies, but this is more. That's not doing it justice, saying they pulled that part of beautiful is an insult really. They show they master that from the get go. Think Steve McQueen in the eighties in 2011, flying colors, great shots, good acting and actors, and a KICK ASS soundtrack. Rough, raw, beautifu