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Response to Cinema Club 2012-12-22 19:33:16 Reply

At 12/22/12 12:15 PM, Auz wrote: I went to the cinema to see Wreck-It-Ralph today.

Did you notice the spray paint tags?


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Response to Cinema Club 2012-12-22 23:46:01 Reply

At 12/22/12 12:15 PM, Auz wrote: I went to the cinema to see Wreck-It-Ralph today.

I think the plot is a bit run-off-the-mill in terms of the themes, but I just loved to see all the video game references and also how the makers created "the video game world". I got a few good laughs here and there as well. For example, I thought it was hilarious how that FPS babe cracks out all these cheesy one-liners and how Fix-It-Felix is this stereotypical goody two-shoes guy.

I thought the movie was very well acted as well, it has been a while since I have seen voices that fit the character so perfectly. This move could also pull on your heart strings more than I expected and when *spoiler* Ralph has to destroy the race kart that he made for Penelope it was pretty freaking sad. They said that they are going to make a sequel which focuses more on console gaming and MMOs. This pleases me.


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Response to Cinema Club 2012-12-23 09:43:19 Reply

I saw Dredd yesterday. I've got to say, visually, it's got to be one of the most fantastic films of the year. The production design, effects and cinematography I found seriously mind-blowing. It's great to see an action movie not using gritty, muted filters to give a grey tone to the picture for a change. The over-saturated colour schemes just add to the hyper-realistic quality of the film.

While the story and screenplay weren't particularly impressive, it never felt mistranslated from the comics, which is a problem I've often heard raised about the '90s Stallone movie. I haven't read much 2000 AD, and most of what I have read isn't Judge Dredd, but it captured the tone perfectly. The dystopian setting was also expertly realised by the great set-design.

Overall, I highly recommend it, if only for its incredible visuals.

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Response to Cinema Club 2012-12-23 13:58:13 Reply

At 12/22/12 07:33 PM, Sense-Offender wrote:
At 12/22/12 12:15 PM, Auz wrote: I went to the cinema to see Wreck-It-Ralph today.
Did you notice the spray paint tags?

Yeah, I was actually looking at them because I was sure there were going to be a bunch of references in there. However, I didn't recognize many of them.

I'm not that familiar with arcade games though so that might explain.

At 12/22/12 11:46 PM, Cootie wrote:
At 12/22/12 12:15 PM, Auz wrote: I went to the cinema to see Wreck-It-Ralph today.

I think the plot is a bit run-off-the-mill in terms of the themes, but I just loved to see all the video game references and also how the makers created "the video game world". I got a few good laughs here and there as well. For example, I thought it was hilarious how that FPS babe cracks out all these cheesy one-liners and how Fix-It-Felix is this stereotypical goody two-shoes guy.
I thought the movie was very well acted as well, it has been a while since I have seen voices that fit the character so perfectly.

Yeah, I agree. I liked Sarah Silverman the most.

This move could also pull on your heart strings more than I expected and when *spoiler* Ralph has to destroy the race kart that he made for Penelope it was pretty freaking sad.

Indeed, that scene was pretty sad. I thought there was going to be some interruption and Ralph wouldn't do it in the end, but then I was a bit surprised that he did wreck the cart.

They said that they are going to make a sequel which focuses more on console gaming and MMOs. This pleases me.

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Response to Cinema Club 2012-12-25 01:45:07 Reply

At 12/23/12 09:43 AM, SG3 wrote: Overall, I highly recommend it, if only for its incredible visuals.

The visuals are nice, but I also think it's thrilling, well-acted, and emotional. I love how the score was, in a way, inspired by Justin Bieber.

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Response to Cinema Club 2012-12-25 11:07:01 Reply

It's Django Unchained Day and it also happens to be cheap night at the theatre.

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Response to Cinema Club 2012-12-25 20:15:50 Reply

got two movies for Christmas, which were the anime, Armitage: Dual Matrix, and Mandrill, the latest film starring Marko Zaror (Undisputed 3, Mirage Man).


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Response to Cinema Club 2012-12-26 06:02:55 Reply

At 12/25/12 01:45 AM, EclecticEnnui wrote:
At 12/23/12 09:43 AM, SG3 wrote: Overall, I highly recommend it, if only for its incredible visuals.
The visuals are nice, but I also think it's thrilling, well-acted, and emotional. I love how the score was, in a way, inspired by Justin Bieber.

That's hilarious!

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Response to Cinema Club 2012-12-26 17:56:35 Reply

Django Unchained is going down as one of the greatest films ever made. Man, that is the best I've seen in a while and my new favourite Tarantino film. So damn good, do yourselves a favour and see it.

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Response to Cinema Club 2012-12-26 20:10:44 Reply

Watched The Passion of Joan of Arc this morning. Never thought over 90 minutes of silence, without even a score, consisting mostly of close ups of a woman's face could be so utterly compelling. Falconetti is impossibly good.

Going to rewatch it with one of the two optional soundtracks on the Blu-ray soon. Wanted to watch it in it's purest form first.

Also watched Cronenberg's version of The Fly, Citizen Kane and rewatched The Princess Bride today. All also good.


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At 12/26/12 05:56 PM, Makeshift wrote: Django Unchained is going down as one of the greatest films ever made. Man, that is the best I've seen in a while and my new favourite Tarantino film. So damn good, do yourselves a favour and see it.

Better than Inglorious Basterds? Well, this may indeed be worth a look. I just got a shit load of money for Christmas, so I will probably go see it then.


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Response to Cinema Club 2012-12-27 00:25:16 Reply

At 12/26/12 11:55 PM, Cootie wrote:
At 12/26/12 05:56 PM, Makeshift wrote: Django Unchained is going down as one of the greatest films ever made. Man, that is the best I've seen in a while and my new favourite Tarantino film. So damn good, do yourselves a favour and see it.
Better than Inglorious Basterds? Well, this may indeed be worth a look. I just got a shit load of money for Christmas, so I will probably go see it then.

Inglourious Basterds was my favourite Tarantino film before this, but yes, I'm almost positive I prefer Django Unchained. Maybe I need to watch both films again back to back. I've watched Basterds at least 6 times and I've only had the one experience with Django, which was actually pretty horrible considering I was stuck in a separated section directly in front of the huge screen. I had to look straight up and I couldn't see much of anything. A certain explosion near the end was so loud I could feel it on my legs. I've never had such a bad seat at a theatre, but for some reason it was packed on Christmas and there was no way I was going back home or waiting 3 hours for this.

It was worth it.

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Response to Cinema Club 2012-12-29 23:03:23 Reply

Anyone around here keep track of every movie they watch? Because I do. Here's mine (Copied and pasted if your wondering)

127 Hours (2010)
2001 a Spcae Odysey (1968)
300 (2007)
40 Year Old Virgin (2005)
50 First Dates (2004)
9 (2009)
10 things I hate about you (1999)
500 days of Summer (2009)
A Bugs Life (1998)
About Schmidt (2004)
A Christmas Story (1983)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Adventure Time (2010-Present)
Adventures of TinTin (2011) ***NEW***
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Airplane! (1980)
Airplane II (1982)
Aladdin (1992)
Alice in Wonderland (Disney) (1951)
Alice in Wonderland (Tim Burton 2010)
Alien (1979)
Aliens (1986)
All Dogs go to Heaven (1989)
American Graffiti (1973)
Amercian History X (1998)
American Psycho (2000)
An American Haunting (2005)
An American Wearwolf in London (1981)
Anchorman (2004)
Angel Face (1952)
Animal farm (1954)
Annie Hall (1977)
Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2008)
Austin Powers: Spy who Shagged me (1999)
Avatar (2009)
Azumanga Daioh! (2002, anime)
Back to the Future part 1 (1985)
Back to the Future part 2 (1989)
Back to the Future part 3 (1990)
Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
Bambi (1942)
Batman (1989)
Batman Begins (2005) ***NEW*** (NOT REVIEWED)
Batman Returns (1992)
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Big (1988)
Billy Madison (1995)
Black Swan (2010)
Blade (2001)
Blade II (2002) ***NEW***
Blade Runner (1987) ***NEW*** (UNREVIEWED)
Blades of Glory (2007)
Blair Witch Project (1994)
Blazing Saddles (1974)
Bolt (2007)
Book of Eli (2010)
Borat (2006)
Breakfast Club (1985)
Bridesmaides (2011)
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Bring it on (2000)
Brüno (2008)
Captain America (2011)
Cars (2006)
Cars 2 (2011)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Casablanca (1942)
Celebrity (1998)
Charolettes Web (original) (1973)
Cherry 2000 (1987)
Chicago (2004)
Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
Cinderella (1950)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Cinderella Story (2004)
Clannad (2007-2008) (Anime) (Unfinished)
Clash of the Titans (1983)
Clash of the Titans (2010)
Clerks (1996)
Clerks II *WEGRA APPROVED* (2006)
Cloverfield (2007)
Coraline (2009)
Cowboy Bebop (1998) (Anime)
Creature from the Black lagoon (1954)
Daredevil (1998)
Date Night (2010)
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Death at a Funeral (2007)
Deathnote (2006) (anime)
Despicable Me (2010)
Die Hard *WEGRA APPROVED* (1988)
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Dirty Harry (1971)
Dodgeball (2004)
Donnie Darko (2001)
Dracula( Bella Lagosi) (1931)
Dreamgirls (2006)
Dr.No (1962)
Dr. Strange (Animated Movie) (2005) ***NEW***
Dr.Strangelove Or How I Stopped Worrying and Loved The Bomb (1964)
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Dumb and Dumber(1994) ***NEW***
Dumbo (1941)
Easy A (2010)
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Ed Wood (1994)
Eight Crazy Nights (2002)
Elf (2003)
Emperors new groove (2001)
Enchanted (2007)
E.T. (1982)
Everyone says I love you (1996)
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011) ***NEW***
Fantastic Four (2005)
Fantastic Four: Silver Surfer (2007)
Fantastic Mr.Fox (2008)
Ferris BuelerâEUTMs Day Off (1986)
Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
Finding Nemo (2004)
FLCL (2006 anime)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Fox and the Hound (1981)
Frankenstein (1931)
Freaks (1932)
Freaky Friday (1976)
Freaky Friday (2003)
Fred Clause (2007)
Freedom Writers (2007)
Friday the 13th (1984)
Fritz the Cat (1972)
From Russia with Love (1963)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Get him to the Greek (2010)
Ghost Busters *WEGRA APPROVED* (1986)
Ghost Busters 2 (1989)
Ghost Rider (2007)
God Bless America (2011) ***NEW***
Golden Boy (1998)
Goldfinger *WEGRA APPROVED* (1964)
Goodfellas (1990)
Good Luck Chuck (2007)
Gran Torino (2008)
Grease (1978)
Groundhog Day ( 1993)
Grown ups (2010)
Halloween (original) (1978)
Hancock (2008)
Hannah and her Sisters (1986)
Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)
Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows I (2010)
Harry Potter Deathly Hallows II ( 2011)
Harry Potter: Goblet Of Fire (2005)
Harry Potter: Half Blood Prince (2009)
Harry Potter: Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Harry Potter: Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Harry Potter Sorcerers Stone (2001)
HeâEUTMs Just Not into you (2008)
Hesher (2010) ***NEW***
Hetalia (2010-Present) ***NEW***
Hey Arnold! Movie (2003)
Hey Arnold! (Show) (1996-2004)
High School of the Dead (2008 Anime)
High School Musical (2006)
High School Musical 2 (2007)
History of the World (1981)
Home Alone (1990)
Home Alone 2 (1992)
Home Alone 3 (1997)
Home on the Range (2004)
Homestar Runner (Web series) (1999-Present)
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Hot Shots (1996)
Hot tub time machine (2010)
House of Wax (Original) (1953)
Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2001)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
How to Train your Dragon (2010)
Hugo (2011)
Human Centipede (2010)
Hunchback of Notra Dames (1996)
I am Sam (2001)
Idiocracy (2007)
Inception (2010)
Indiana Jones: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Indiana Jones: Temple of Doom (1984)
Invention of Lying (2010)
Ironman (2008)
Ironman 2 (2010)
It (1990)
It happened on 5th avenue (1947)
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)
It's a Wonderful life (1946)
It's Complicated (2009)
Jackass 3D (2010)
Jaws (1975)
Jennifers Body (2008)
Josie and the Pussycats (2001)
Jumanji (1995)
Junior (1992)
Juno (2007)
Jurrasic Park (1993)
Kick Ass (2010)
Kill Bill Vol. 1 *WEGRA APPROVED (2001)
Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004)
Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988)
King Kong (original) (1933)
King Kong (2005)
King of the Hill (1997-2010) (TV)
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Kung Pow: Enter the fist (2002)
La Bamba (1987)
Labyrinth (1986)
Lady and the Tramp (1955)
Leave her to Heaven (1945)
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Letters to Juliet (2010)
Like Mike (2001)
Lion King (1994)
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Looney Tunes (????) (TV)
Lord of the flies (1990)
Lord of the Rings Ralph Bakshi (1978) ***NEW***
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Lord of The Rings: Two Towers (2002)
Lost in Translation (2004)
Love Hina (1998)(Anime)
Lucky Star (2007) (Anime)
Lupin the III Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
Mallrats (1995)
Mama Mia! (2008)
Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
Marry Poppins (1964)
Mars Attacks!! (1996)
Meet the Parents (2000)
Meet Me in St. Louis (1994)
Megaman: Upon a Star (1993) (Anime)
Megamind (2010)
Megashark vs. Giant Octopus (2009)
Metalocalypse (2007-Present TV)
Metroid: Other M (2010 VG)
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Misery (1990)
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011)
Monsters inc. (2003)
Monsters Vs. Aliens (2009)
Monty Pythons meaning of life (1983)
Mulan (1998)
Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
Mr.Deeds (2002)
Mr.Mom (1983)
My Cousin Vinny (1992)
My Girl (1991)
My Little Pony: Friendship is magic (2010-present) *PERFECT*
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Napoleon Dynamite (2006)
Naruto (2004) (anime)
National Lampoons Animal House (1978)
National Lampoons Christmas vacation (1989)
National Lampoons Vacation (1983)
Night of the living Dead (1968)
Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Norbit (2007)
Nutty Proffessor ( Jerry Lewis) (1963)
Nutty Proffessor (Eddie Murphey) (1996)
Ouran Highschool Host Club (2008) (Anime)
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest (1975)
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Panty & Stocking with Gaterbelt (2010) (anime)
Paranormal Activity (2008)
Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2008)
PeeweeâEUTMs Big Adventure (1985)
Persuit of Happiness (2005)
Peter Pan (1953)
Pineapple Express (2007)
Pinochio (1940)
Pirates of the Carribean: At Worlds End (2007)
Pirates of the Carribean: Curse of the black pearl (2003)
Pirates of the Carribean: Dead mans chest (2006)
Planes Trains and automobiles (1987)
Planet of The Apes (original) (1968)
Pocahontas (1995)
Pokémon: The first movie (1999)
Pokémon anime (1996-Present)
Police Accademy (1984)
Poltergeist (1982)
Ponyo (2008)
Porkys (1982)
Precious (2010)
Predetor (1987)
Pretty Woman (1990)
Prince of Persia (movie) (2010)
Princess and the Frog (2009)
Psycho

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Response to Cinema Club 2012-12-29 23:29:57 Reply

I think my favorite Tarantino movie is either Reservoir Dogs or Kill Bill. I still haven't seen Django Unchained, though.

Has anybody seen the movie Django? It's been on my queue forever, long before I knew about this movie. I'm guessing he got the name from that.


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Response to Cinema Club 2012-12-30 00:42:17 Reply

At 12/29/12 11:29 PM, Sense-Offender wrote: I think my favorite Tarantino movie is either Reservoir Dogs or Kill Bill. I still haven't seen Django Unchained, though.

Has anybody seen the movie Django? It's been on my queue forever, long before I knew about this movie. I'm guessing he got the name from that.

Kill Bills gotta be my favorite hands down. The action is just flawlessly executed not so much a fan of the second but it was worthy to the name.


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Response to Cinema Club 2012-12-30 05:32:49 Reply

At 12/29/12 11:03 PM, Wegra wrote: Anyone around here keep track of every movie they watch? Because I do. Here's mine (Copied and pasted if your wondering)

I keep track of the DVD's I own and I've seen around 3/4 of them. Unfortunately the list doesn't fit here anymore. It was getting close to 850 the last time I checked.

Watched some new films recently including The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider-Man, Ted and Contraband.
TDKR and TAS were both solid 9/10's. Although I think TDKR was my least favourite in an awesome trilogy. TMS was a worthy reboot but I still can't decide whether I like the original film better or not. Ted (8/10) was a decent comedy that kept me chuckling throughout. Contraband (7/10) was an average action flick with some stellar performances from the leads.


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Response to Cinema Club 2012-12-30 06:09:34 Reply

At 12/29/12 11:03 PM, Wegra wrote: Anyone around here keep track of every movie they watch? Because I do. Here's mine (Copied and pasted if your wondering)

I got an account at a website called iCheckMovies. You can check every film you've ever watched and you can also see how many films you've watched of top film lists (like IMDB's top 250, Rotten Tomatoes top 100 and many more).

It's quite convenient.

At 12/29/12 11:29 PM, Sense-Offender wrote: I think my favorite Tarantino movie is either Reservoir Dogs or Kill Bill. I still haven't seen Django Unchained, though.

I think it's Inglourious Basterds for me.


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At 12/29/12 11:03 PM, Wegra wrote: Anyone around here keep track of every movie they watch? Because I do. Here's mine (Copied and pasted if your wondering)

I've been using letterboxd for about a year. It's got everything I watched this year on, but anything before I signed up is sketchy and I'm always spotting things I've seen but not added.

http://letterboxd.com/absurdditties/films/


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At 12/30/12 12:42 AM, Wegra wrote: Kill Bills gotta be my favorite hands down. The action is just flawlessly executed not so much a fan of the second but it was worthy to the name.

There is one really incredible shootout near the end of Django Unchained that I think you'll be in love with. The whole style of the film is very Inglourious Basterds, but this one shootout reminded me so much of Kill Bill. I keep thinking about how much I'd like to go back and see Django Unchained already. It is definitely one of my favourite films.

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I saw The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which I really liked. It's thrilling and funny at times, with strong performances, an intriguing story, and great visuals. I had a bit of problems with the pacing, like during the party at Bilbo's house, but the pacing generally worked well. I read the book years ago, though I recall having some trouble following it. I'm curious how the next two films are gonna work out, especially if they have about the same runtime as this one.

At 12/29/12 11:03 PM, Wegra wrote: Anyone around here keep track of every movie they watch? Because I do. Here's mine (Copied and pasted if your wondering)

Yeah, I do, pretty much. I dunno how other club regulars feel, but I don't think we need long lists like this posted right on the thread. They're a waste of space. Post them in a link or keep it to, say, 20 at most, as long as you don't do it often.

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Response to Cinema Club 2012-12-30 21:56:15 Reply

I got my brother a cinema gift card for Christmas and he saw Zero Dark Thirty, now I just hope I get to see it before it's out of theatres.


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Response to Cinema Club 2013-01-01 20:34:25 Reply

With 2012 over, these are my favourite films of the year.

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Response to Cinema Club 2013-01-01 21:13:39 Reply

Well, Mandrill was pretty disappointing. It didn't have nearly enough martial arts action, though what little there was was pretty sweet. Marko Zaror is the shit. He doesn't get nearly enough work.

At 12/30/12 09:56 PM, tyler2513 wrote: I got my brother a cinema gift card for Christmas and he saw Zero Dark Thirty, now I just hope I get to see it before it's out of theatres.

Scott Adkins is in that. You might know him as Yuri Boyka from Undisputed 2 and 3, or perhaps as Van Damme's right hand man in the Expendables 2.

Either way, if you know him, you know him as awesomeness.

And just like Marko Zaror, he doesn't get enough work or recognition.

Also, Ninja 2 is in the works.

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Response to Cinema Club 2013-01-02 21:09:37 Reply

My new year's resolution is to watch one movie I've never seen a day.

Yesterday I watched Friday The 13th and today I watched Arachnophobia. Both were lots of fun, but the former was definitely more memorable. I was really surprised at how much it managed to subvert my expectations of it. The decoy-protagonist was especially effective.

Having seen a lot of the sequels first, I was surprised how good the original was. I expected it to be a pretty standard Halloween rip-off, but I really enjoyed it, and the story structure was suitable as well as classic.

I'd recommend it just for the Kevin Bacon-arrow scene, anyway.

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Response to Cinema Club 2013-01-04 00:49:59 Reply

This was on sale for $53 the other day. I'm watching True Romance for the first time right now.

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Response to Cinema Club 2013-01-04 03:19:35 Reply

Saw Django Unchained a few days ago with my friends and it was the best movie I have seen since No Country For Old Men. If Samuel L Jackson and Leonardo DiCaprio both don't get Oscar nominations I will be very pissed.


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Response to Cinema Club 2013-01-04 14:56:39 Reply

Does anyone recommend which version of Superman II I should check out? I've held off on seeing it for some time because I'm not sure which cut to watch first.

Also, I saw Wrath Of The Titans and Jason And The Argonauts recently. Wrath was a lot better than the first one, but still somewhat forgettable. I found the action somewhat exhaustive, though a few sequences were enjoyable. This one managed to include more characterisation than the first (which I wasn't fond of), and though the dialogue was typical I still found myself invested in a few of the characters. Also, Zeus managed to actually do something for once, which was a nice change from just being an overseer in the story and occasionally helping out the protagonist.

Jason I found more memorable, though it had many of the same faults as Wrath. I think what worked was the way the scale remained consistent throughout, and really gave a sense of scope. With Wrath, the quick-cutting and frequent change in perspective made me loose sense of the magnitude of a lot of the action. The skeleton sequence in Jason was also totally awesome. Hercules was cool too, but didn't really do much.

Don't know how much I'd recommend either, but they're a lot of fun if you're a fan of classical mythology.

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Response to Cinema Club 2013-01-04 15:09:30 Reply

I went to see Life of Pi today.

I think this film might be worth a visit just for looking at the CGI and all the beautiful imagery. I heard all the animals in this film are actually fully computer generated and I have to say that they really did an incredible job with them. I've never seen CGI animals look so convincingly realistic. Admittedly, they overdid it a little bit in some scenes (e.g. the whale scene), but I was very impressed overall.

The plot was pretty good too in my opinion, although the commentary on religion and the parallels to it could've perhaps been a little bit more subtle.

Anyway, I had a good time watching this.

At 1/1/13 08:34 PM, EclecticEnnui wrote: With 2012 over, these are my favourite films of the year.

Skyfall happens to be my number 3 as well. I also got The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers in my top 10. Chronicle was good, but I didn't consider it for my list. I haven't seen the other ones.


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Response to Cinema Club 2013-01-04 23:19:55 Reply

At 12/29/12 11:03 PM, Wegra wrote: Anyone around here keep track of every movie they watch? Because I do. Here's mine

Quickly going over that list, I've probably seen like a third of them.


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Response to Cinema Club 2013-01-05 18:40:33 Reply

I think I've come up with my personal top five for 2012:

1 - Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World - Balances sentimentality with humour flawlessly. Carell and Knightley have great chemistry together and make the meandering plot work to their advantage. The ending is especially fantastic.

2 - Moonrise Kingdom - A nice return to form for Wes Anderson, with the usual idiosyncratic humour and brilliant visuals. The central relationship is perfectly orchestrated, and the fairy-tale quality that accompanies everything helps make it a memorable experience.

3 - Jeff Who Lives At Home - Another win for the Duplass brothers. Their style remains unhindered despite a larger budget, and it flows casually and likeably enough that even when it boarders on the improbable it's just as enjoyable as it's quieter, more human scenes. Jason Segel's performance is pitch-perfect, and helps punctuate the film with laughs when appropriate.

4 - The Perks Of Being A Wallflower - A winning adaptation of the novel, competently directed by its author. Despite being very typical of the genre, it sets itself apart by being so flawlessly executed. Props go to Emma Watson for actually acting, for once.

5 - Safety Not Guaranteed - A fun premise that works thanks to its brilliant leads and a charming script. While not ambitious, it succeeds at mixing genres and doesn't sidestep any of the issues it raises. Aubrey Plaza and Mark Duplass really make the film. Fans of lo-fi comedy will lap it up.

The other movies I saw were: The Cabin In The Woods, The Five-Year Engagement, The Avengers, Prometheus, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Dark Knight Rises, ParaNorman, Dredd, Wrath Of The Titans,Skyfall and The Hobbit. I'd say The Avengers was probably the event-movie of the year. I liked The Hobbit but I feel it would probably hold up better on DVD than in theatres.

Films I still need to see: Sinister, Ted, Frankenweenie, Take This Waltz, Looper, This Is 40 and Celeste and Jesse Forever.