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Response to Cinema Club 2008-07-13 02:36:46 Reply

You know, i enjoy comedies. I really do. And i enjoyed Hancock's jokes. Seriously.
But i didnt enjoy the storyline. I mean, seriously? Is that the best you got?

The last scene was pretty awesome though. " It's you! Handjob!"

Yeah, i loled hard at that one.


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Response to Cinema Club 2008-07-13 13:24:24 Reply

Has anyone seen Children of Men? Kind of a strange concept but, I really enjoyed it. 8.5/10

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Response to Cinema Club 2008-07-13 14:58:37 Reply

At 7/13/08 01:24 PM, Geist71 wrote: Has anyone seen Children of Men? Kind of a strange concept but, I really enjoyed it. 8.5/10

I can't say I was all that fond of it, TBH. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood for it at the time, but when I saw it I just thought it was kind of poorly executed. The ending was one which really posed more questions than it answered, which, if you liked the film, can be a good thing, but if you didn't like the film, then it's just a bad ending to a bad film.

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Response to Cinema Club 2008-07-13 17:03:20 Reply

Children of men was actualy rather fail.

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Response to Cinema Club 2008-07-13 21:35:19 Reply

Watched Old Boy and Battle Royale recently, due to hearing a lot of good things about them.

Old Boy (9)
- Lots of violence and a very surprising twist near the end.

Battle Royale (9.5)
- Great movie. Filled with violence and has a bit of dark humor. Some people find the movie disturbing, but if you're desensitized and don't mind subtitles, I'd recommend watching it.


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Response to Cinema Club 2008-07-13 22:50:46 Reply

Just saw

OMGOMGOMG

- Hell Boy 2.

GelMontoro (how do you spell it?) directed some of my favorite movies like Pan's Labrienth and The Orphanage which were both extremely dark and had absolutly no humor. This is the opposite of Hell Boy. I never saw the first but got the whole gist of the plot and his past. I thought it had way more laughs than some other comedies like Get Smart and Caddie Shack. Plus some really good action scenes. Good time at the movies overall.


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Response to Cinema Club 2008-07-13 23:11:32 Reply

Hey i would really really love to join this club. I've been addicted to movies since i was little, but sadly, have not seen as many as i would have liked. Some of my favorite movies include (and there are more, that i probably can't name right now):
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
SLC Punk!
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The Indiana Jones Movies
ShawShank Redemption
Forrest Gump
Saving Private Ryan
Die Hard: With a Vengance
Planet Terror
The Last Boyscout
American Beauty
The Friday The 13 Series,
Sin City
Donnie Darko
Fight Club (along with the last one a pretty obvious pick)
The Pixar Movies, all of them (well most of them)

and well thats it for now.


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Response to Cinema Club 2008-07-14 04:35:38 Reply

This club looks a bit too chaotic for me. I didn't really see any flow in the posts, just looks like people saying what they think of certain movies. I'm probably not going to end up joining this crew quite honestly.
I'm incredibly into films, i really enjoy good ones and i'd like to make some at some point. Probably never will unfortunately.

I saw someone say they wanted to see The Assassination of Jesse James though. My advice would be to avoid it. It had the potential to be a phenomenal movie, but it had some very key problems in it. In the words of my friend, 'it's like they're trying to trick you into thinking all the characters are the same person'.
What that means is that, several of the main characters (and non main characters) look too similar to easily tell the difference. This really confused me during some scenes.
And my god, this movie drags on very confusingly. I swear the director was trying to make you not understand what the hell was going on. It jumps around constantly from several different parties and different points in time. And it goes on forever. I couldn't believe it had only been 2 hours or so when the movie finally ended. It felt more like a chore then a pleasure watching it.

But i must admit, it had the makings for a very, very good movie. Once you get to a certain point, everything starts to make more sense and you can really get into it. If you pay enough attention, the whole movie gives you clues to the ending. I thought that was pretty cool. Very tragic though, not a very good film if you want a happy ending. I want to say i liked it, but i didn't. I tried very hard too look past it's awful flaws and gaps, but i just couldn't. Even once you get to that certain point where things start to make a lot more sense, it just feels like every scene lasts waaaay too long.

I might end up dropping by and adding the occasional post, but as i said this isn't really the type of club i enjoy.


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Response to Cinema Club 2008-07-14 04:52:47 Reply

heres mine

*The happening
*the new indiana jones
*the ring
*the grudge
*on missed call(japanese)
*i am legend
*hulk 2
*iron man
*dawn of the dead
*all scary movies :P(comedy films in case u havent heard about em ;))


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Response to Cinema Club 2008-07-14 05:11:49 Reply

Watched The Bucket List and The Contractor yesterday.

The Bucket List was an excellent movie in my opinion, it really spoke to me. I could instantly tell that it wouldn't be everyones cup of tea, too little action, not a lot in the way of plot. However, in my opinion it was a beautiful, heart warming peice of work with two fantastic actors and some great dialouge. Both actors pulled of there roles superbly and the song that played during the end credits nearly had me in tears. 8.5/10.

The Contractor was a bit of a dissapointed. The plot seemed tacky and overused, the action, lacking. The girl who helped the main protagantist, it was never explained why she was really helping him, I felt they could have went into detail about her. I've seen so many better films with Wesley Snipes in, the Blade series for example. All in all, I'd give it a miss if I were you. 5/10.


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Response to Cinema Club 2008-07-14 11:51:17 Reply

At 7/14/08 04:52 AM, Chicken-Bacon wrote: heres mine

*The happening

I hated this film. It had a lot more potential that they failed to portray. There was so much hype about the taboo in this film that it was just a total let-down when it turned out to be and environmentalist preach.

*hulk 2

Its just "The Incredible Hulk". It cant really be considered a sequel but if you do. You are right. It's so much better than Ang Lee's Hulk.

*all scary movies :P(comedy films in case u havent heard about em ;))

Really? T.T

The rest are all average/bad with the exception of Iron Man.
But thats just my opinion.


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Response to Cinema Club 2008-07-14 22:53:26 Reply

At 7/14/08 05:11 AM, DannyIsOnFire wrote: The Bucket List was an excellent movie in my opinion, it really spoke to me.

Much agreed, I laughed and cried a great deal during the film. Really emotionally impactful.

Recently I've choked back The Love Guru, Hellboy II and rewatches of Batman Returns and Sin City.

The Love Guru was an absolute shocker, given the reviews and Mike Myer's last several films I was expected a total shitstorm, instead I was treated to a well-shot and clever comedy with some real gut laughs. Not the most memorable film, certainly not destined to become a classic, but more than apt entertainment during its running time.

Hellboy II also defied expectations by being masterpiece-grade action flick awesomness. Chockful of comedy, loaded with amazing effects work and good for the kids too (took my younger sister and she seemed to like it even more than I did).

Batman Returns is just as crazy-awesome as I remember it being when I was like 6, and seeing a non-wrinkled Christopher Walken was a real nostalgia rush.

Today I grabbed the recut and extended editon of Sin City (as well as the Darkman trilogy, since it was a mere tenner and I loved the first film) and finally got to give the reworked four segments a watch after having only seen the theatrical cut on TV and I am thorougly impressed. Having the option to watch each individual story allows the plot to flow better (although I did find the theatrical cut to be fairly well-edited anyway) and the added scenes, despite not being anything tremendously important, are welcome additions. Also gave the all green screen version a watch and had a laugh at how much the special effects change the look and feel of the film.

Oh, and I got a ticket for Thursday's midnight screening of The Dark Knight, utterly thrilled for that.

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Response to Cinema Club 2008-07-15 04:38:23 Reply

Sweet if its ok with everyone, I would like to be apart of this crew.

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Response to Cinema Club 2008-07-16 23:17:02 Reply

recently watched:

Michael Clayton (2007)

great movie. Everybody here should see it.

American Gangster (2007)

very good movie. LOTS of familiar faces in it, too.

Brødre (Brothers) (2004)

After having seen Festen, another Danish film starring Ulrich Thomsen, which I thought was great, I would have had high expectations if I had known before renting this movie that he was in it. It wasn't as good as Festen (the Celebration) but it was still a good film and it is certainly worth seeing.

At 7/13/08 01:24 PM, Geist71 wrote: Has anyone seen Children of Men? Kind of a strange concept but, I really enjoyed it. 8.5/10

Yeah, I thought it was pretty good.

At 7/13/08 09:35 PM, CM wrote: Watched Old Boy and Battle Royale recently, due to hearing a lot of good things about them.

Oldboy was a great movie. All of Chan Wook Park's movies are good as far as I've seen. I checked out everything that I could get from Netflix. JSA, Oldboy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Lady Vengeance, and his short film from Three Extremes. They were all good.

And Battle Royale is an extremely entertaining movie. Kinji Fukasaku has done a couple of good movies. I thought Under the Flag of the Rising Sun was really good. And I've seen a couple of his old Yakuza films. Graveyard of Honor, Yakuza Graveyard, Sympathy for the Underdog. There are a couple of others I plan on seeing such as the Yakuza Papers and Blackmail is My Life. I'd stay away from Shogun's Samurai and Samurai Reincarnation, though. Those were shit. I guess samurai films just weren't his thing.

Speaking of Yakuza films, I should start watching Seijun Suzuki films again. I have Tokyo Drifter and Branded to Kill on VHS somewhere. I haven't seen either in a while. Maybe I should check out Youth of the Beast some time.

At 7/13/08 10:50 PM, mooguy wrote: - Hell Boy 2.

I want to see that sometime. It looks pretty cool.


GelMontoro

lol Guillermo Del Toro?

directed some of my favorite movies like Pan's Labrienth and The Orphanage which were both extremely dark and had absolutly no humor.

Actually, he only produced the Orphanage. I thought Pan's Labyrinth was excellent. It's one of my favorite films. You should see the Devil's Backbone. Del Toro made it before Pan's Labyrinth. Don't expect it to be as good as Pan's LAbyrinth, but it is very good (or at least I thought so last time I saw it). I think he was supposed to be making another film that would make a trilogy with Pan's Labyrinth and the Devil's Backbone, the common theme being the Spanish Civil War. But I think it was canceled or something. I believe it was called 3993.

At 7/13/08 11:11 PM, CynicalScythe wrote: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

I love that movie. It's one of the best comedies ever.

Lucky # Slevin

I saw that once. I thought it was alright.

The Indiana Jones Movies
ShawShank Redemption
Forrest Gump
Saving Private Ryan
Die Hard: With a Vengance
Planet Terror

awesomeness

The Last Boyscout

I didn't care for it.

The Friday The 13 Series,

I've seen parts one through eight. lols were had.

Sin City
Donnie Darko
Fight Club (along with the last one a pretty obvious pick)

more awesomeness

The Pixar Movies, all of them (well most of them)

a lot of them are very funny

At 7/14/08 10:53 PM, Gendo wrote: the Darkman trilogy,

I saw the first Darkman movie. I can't really remember it anymore.

Oh, and I got a ticket for Thursday's midnight screening of The Dark Knight, utterly thrilled for that.

I must see that movie.


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Response to Cinema Club 2008-07-17 15:22:45 Reply

At 7/16/08 11:17 PM, Sense-Offender wrote: American Gangster (2007)

Thinking of picking this up actually. One of several newish movies that have caught my eye. 3:10 to Yuma and The Assasination of Jesse James to name two others.

Watched Jumper last night. Thought it was better than people made out to be but far to short. It was an interesting movie and I felt the plot could have been very well developed over say two and a half hours rather than the eighty minutes it was given. There was so much more they could have went into like history of the hunters (forgot there name), the guys mother, etc. It just seemed that a great idea was given such a short time to get itself over. Still, I guess thats what we might be seeing in the sequel, because I'm 99% certain there's going to be one.


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Response to Cinema Club 2008-07-18 06:15:14 Reply

I agree with the last guy about Jumper.

Also recently watched the Mist. It was average, the only real reaction it got from me is how stupid most Americans are. You run out of gas on a highway, surrounded by a mist inhabited by strange monsters, so you decide to kill your loved ones instead of just waiting in the car for a while? They only needed to wait about 10 more minutes and the mist would've gone away. Jesus. When a film makes you get angry when it's trying to make you feel saddened and disturbed then you know they have failed.

Also, I have a rather large bone to pick with all of you. Not one of you, not even myself, although I now regret it, listed The King of Comedy as one of their favourite films. It's a total classic, if you havn't seen it then I frown upon you.

At 7/14/08 10:53 PM, Gendo wrote: The Love Guru was an absolute shocker, given the reviews and Mike Myer's last several films I was expected a total shitstorm, instead I was treated to a well-shot and clever comedy with some real gut laughs.

Some movie show I watched the other night gave it 1/5. I thought it looked rather childish.


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Response to Cinema Club 2008-07-18 12:21:06 Reply

At 7/16/08 11:17 PM, Sense-Offender wrote:
At 7/13/08 10:50 PM, mooguy wrote: - Hell Boy 2.
I want to see that sometime. It looks pretty cool.

GelMontoro
lol Guillermo Del Toro?

I thought there was a "mon" somewhere in there.

Actually, he only produced the Orphanage.

Say what? I'm heartbroken. The commercials lied to me.

I thought Pan's Labyrinth was excellent. It's one of my favorite films. You should see the Devil's Backbone. Del Toro made it before Pan's Labyrinth. Don't expect it to be as good as Pan's LAbyrinth, but it is very good (or at least I thought so last time I saw it). I think he was supposed to be making another film that would make a trilogy with Pan's Labyrinth and the Devil's Backbone, the common theme being the Spanish Civil War. But I think it was canceled or something. I believe it was called 3993.

Oooh. Informative today, aren't we?

Oh, and saw Get Smart.
Meh. It had some good stuff in there but I couldn't help but compare it to Austin Powers.

btw, powers is waaaay better.

Of course, I didn't grow up with the series so I probably didn't get all the inside jokes that only those who watched the original got.


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Response to Cinema Club 2008-07-20 16:12:20 Reply

The Great Escape was showing on TV earlier. Such a brilliant film -- this is the second time I've seen it now, and it's added to my list of stuff to buy in the near future. Steve McQueen = legend.


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Response to Cinema Club 2008-07-21 04:31:59 Reply

Lol not my kind of movie.


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Response to Cinema Club 2008-07-21 11:59:45 Reply

I saw WALL-E the other day...

It was great!

It was a perfect family film, easily appealing to everyone.
The animation was crisp with the live action seeping in effortlessly. It could almost go unnoticed, the animation was that good!

Lots of laughs all the way through and a decent storyline too. The characters were great. Easily lovable despite the lack of speech.

All in all, just a great movie. Better than I had anticipated. 9/10


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Response to Cinema Club 2008-07-22 04:41:20 Reply

Wall e was the best film of the year so far and the first half-hour was some of the best animation-comedy i've ever seen! So far it is now my favourite pixar film but when I see it next I will definiteley find weak pieces of dialogue and plot that will degrade it . I've been looking forward to seeing the dark knight since it was first announced in 2005 and everyone is saying it surpasses the hype aswell as it being no.1 on imdbs top 250 means i just cant wait to go and see it on friday when it is first releasd in the U.K.


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Response to Cinema Club 2008-07-22 04:43:20 Reply

Oh, by the way, is it ok if I join this club because I love cinema and all its virtues and it would be great for me to be part of a thread that i am genuinely interested in.


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At 7/22/08 04:41 AM, Thestickcreator wrote: I've been looking forward to seeing the dark knight since it was first announced in 2005 and everyone is saying it surpasses the hype aswell as it being no.1 on imdbs top 250 means i just cant wait to go and see it on friday when it is first releasd in the U.K.

Errr... I live in the UK and have been anticipating the dark knight for ages.. Since the hint of a Joker sequel in Begins..
As for the release date:
There are advances screenings at 8 tomorrow at Bluewater shopping center. I dont know if anywhere else is doing this but its all sold out now anyway.
I am going to see it on Thursday this week. The whole say was filled with screenings so I guess some cinemas are able to show it a day early!


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Errr,,, I live in the uk too...


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At 7/23/08 09:20 AM, Thestickcreator wrote: Errr,,, I live in the uk too...

Yeah... I know.. T.T

Thats why I was telling you that you can get tickets for tomorrow.. Or any advanced screenings today


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I already got tickets and whats with the errs,


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Response to Cinema Club 2008-07-23 11:02:29 Reply

films recently seen....

WALL-E

RATING: 5/5

VERDICT: Pixars most ambitious undertaking since toy story but the storytelling is of such charm and visual wit that it can stand proudly as one of the studios best.


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At 7/23/08 11:02 AM, Thestickcreator wrote: WALL-E
RATING: 5/5
VERDICT: Pixars most ambitious undertaking since toy story but the storytelling is of such charm and visual wit that it can stand proudly as one of the studios best.

I'd have to agree.. I think that the characters drove the film perfectly. Despite the lack of human speech, they could portray emotions so well that it really made the film great.

Whats with all the errrs?

Dunno, I just did it once. Thought it would be fun..

... It wasn't


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I watched the film remake of Quatermass and the Pit, and it was alright. A lot of it was rushed, and I think I would have been lost in places had I not seen the original serial first since many points which are referenced later get mentioned in one or two lines of dialogue, whereas in the serial they would have been the topic of an entire conversation. Still, I suppose that happens when you have to cut a 3 1/2 hour serial down to a 1 1/2 film.

I didn't like the way the finale was changed, mind. In the original, Quatermass and Roney short out the energy ball thing by throwing a iron chain into it, connecting it to the wet earth, and grounding it. Roney is killed because he's holding the chain when the energy passes through it. In this, Roney climbs a crane, and for no real reason climbs to the very end of it. The crane then collapses into the energy ball, grounding it. There's an explosion, the crane catches fire, and the collapses.

They also cut the excellent speech from the end, where Quatermass is on the TV honouring Roney and issuing a warning to the public about their Martian heritage. It's so ace, and it's the bit everyone remembers from the serial, but the film just ends after the crane sequence.

3/5


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Response to Cinema Club 2008-07-24 20:25:51 Reply

recently watched:

Wizards (1977)

This was the first Ralph Bakshi film I've seen. I know I really enjoyed it, but I can't remember much for certain reasons....


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