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« Reply #60 on: 08-20-2009, 21:08 »
Bringing friends would just complicate things...

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« Reply #61 on: 08-30-2009, 01:52 »
Just saw Ponyo also (went with a bunch of the new biostat grad students... funny enough, we were the only ones there). Super cute stuff, and I loved how really ordinary things suddenly became awesome (which is something that they try to do with anime a lot, but it doesn't really work out THIS well).

Unfortunately, the ending was a huge anticlimax and felt really rushed. Oh well...

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« Reply #62 on: 08-31-2009, 01:41 »
Ong-Bak 2 trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIVOv1JQgsk
Go watch it in HD damnit!
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« Reply #63 on: 10-24-2009, 19:32 »
Where the Wild Things Are - 4/5

This had some definite cute/cool/neat/awesome moments, but overall, the movie felt like it lacked a point. It's pretty much one of the most emo things I've ever seen, too. Basically, the kid shows up on the island, lies to the monsters (well, figures since he didn't want to get eaten), then proceeds to screw everything up for everyone until they all hate each other. Then suddenly everyone is cool with him again and he leaves the island, goes home, and his mom is also suddenly cool with him again, the end.

I don't really think it's suitable for kids. I mean, there's not much offensive in there, but it's way too unhappy. Also, it isn't really clear whether he learned anything at all from being a total ass to everyone.
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« Reply #64 on: 10-25-2009, 01:19 »
Yeah my brother saw it and told me to not bother with it actually, his review was "Movie started, stuff happened, it ended and I left"

Also movies I have recently watched:

Zombieland - 10/10
Overall amazing movie, probably the first original movie I have seen in a while. Great plot, great characters, very funny with enough laughs and enough zombie killing to please anyone with a fantastic execution. There is one really amazing scene which most people won't see coming which I loved. Really, it was a great movie, I hope there isn't a sequel though. The whole movie really was just a breath of fresh air with just a bunch of originality which I really didn't expect due to holywood's current trend of craptastic movies. Really people, see it

Phantasm 1 - 4 - ??/10
These movies really piss me off. From the first to the fourth I felt like more could be done, especially in the fourth, but in all they are amazing. The first is by far the best just due to the atmosphere and overall sense of mystery built in it. All the movies keep the mystery but slowly answer questions. They all kinda suffer following typical horror movie themes but its plot is what drives it. I just thought more could be done and the last two really could have been better and the fact a 5th wont be made it makes me sad since the plot was gold.

The movies overall execution was amazing in the first, but good in the other two and poor in the fourth. My friend said that the ending to the fourth was fantastic since it left things open to interpretation but I was just left hanging asking for a better movie which built up more mystery as the first did.

Idk, for a series like this I loved it, some of the action scenes are amazing but really the first is where it's at, the 2nd and 3rd seem to be a bit to much filler and the fourth was just executed poorly which really makes me wish it was re-done but in all, its a classic series any sci-fi horror fan should see.

Oh and the soundtrack is amazing, the theme to the movie is one of the greatest in any horror movie ever... erm, yeah... I know  didn't really review the movies plot, but if I had any idea as to what it was about I would go into it, they are very interesting and complex movies they just raise to many questions which I wish they explored more.
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« Reply #65 on: 10-25-2009, 01:22 »
I wouldn't really call it bad, but it was pretty much the definition of unremarkable.

Surely the overhyped movie of the season.

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« Reply #66 on: 10-25-2009, 01:32 »
So yeah, typical Hollywood movie I take it. Lets take a preexisting idea, make a mediocre movie, over hype it and make millions. Sadly the current trend in movies it seems. That or just keep making sequels *cough* saw *cough*.
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« Reply #67 on: 10-25-2009, 01:46 »
So, there's an indie movie called Primer that everyone should watch.  It's pretty trippy and you'll end it very confused, but then if you watch it more times after that, you begin to notice things that make complete sense and it all begins to fall into place.  Quite an interesting movie to say the least.

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« Reply #68 on: 01-22-2010, 01:14 »
Two movies to review today

Sherlock Holmes- 9/10
Very very good movie, highly entertaining. Well scripted and beautifully shot this movie is a wonderful and fast paced piece of entertainment. My complaints stem from my Sherlock Holmes fandom so they are to be mostly disregarded. Not a classic but a darn good time.

Pontypool- 10/10
How to describe this movie...HOLY S@#%. Can't tell you much about it cause spoilers but it's a unique horror movie. Most of it is told from the point of view of a morning radio talk show host, very little happens to him but you can hear the experiences and hear what's happening to all these other people and listen to the outside world gone mad. Heavy thinking movie, effectively scary and in my opinion: awesome.

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« Reply #69 on: 01-22-2010, 03:27 »
Sherlock Holmes was good, I was a little displeased that he never once said "Elementary my dear Watson." Seriously though, jolly good time. :P

I've been way to lazy to write any reviews. I seriously need to catch up. Couple of good movies: Avatar and Book of Eli. I'll try to get reviews up soon.

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« Reply #70 on: 01-24-2010, 00:25 »
he never once said "Elementary my dear Watson.

I was a little disappointed about that but like I said there were tons of little niggling details that I could be fanboy rageish about, I chose to enjoy the experience as a whole so like you said it ended up being a good movie.

Book of Eli-9/10
Good solid movie, excellent action sequences and strong narrative structure. The characters are interesting and you can think of them as real people. Only complaint is that it wasn't OMG let's talk about this more, but it was a darn good movie and had an interesting message. I would certainly recommend it for an afternoon.

PS: Sorry nekos, I saw the movie today and had time to write it up.

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« Reply #71 on: 02-10-2010, 15:09 »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjH937jsx5A

My friend did a review of From Paris with Love.  I think the general populace here will like it. :)

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« Reply #72 on: 05-29-2010, 16:46 »
Saw Prince of Persia yesterday with NekoZ.

I'd say it's probably an 8/10.

Story was decent, had a few twists to it (kind of predictable though, ohwait the time-dagger makes it that way), but it kind of had to be that way, or it would be uninteresting.  Music was nothing spectacular, hardly noticeable, but the effects were really good.

The one thing I didn't like was the whole back and forth of the dagger.

WE FOUND IT.
WE LOST IT.
WE GOT IT.
THEY TOOK IT
WE GOT IT.
SNAKE ATE IT, THEY GOT IT.
WE GOT IT.
etc.

Got really dumb after a while, but oh well.  Also, the two protagonists lean in to kiss like 20 times without success.  Very annoying.

But, for a "video game" movie, I must say this is probably the first one that is pretty good and doesn't suck.  It was an enjoyable watch indeed.  Thanks to NekoZ for the ticket in, as well.

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« Reply #73 on: 08-02-2010, 20:19 »
Bumping this thread to say that Inception was pretty great. A lot of Matrix flavor, but a fresh spin on the "it's not the real world" concept for sure.



Sums it up, kinda. 9.5/10 movie for me... felt like all the side characters pretty much lacked development and are kind of thrown away at the last minute. I like how they didn't even attempt to explain the technology (unironically speaking... I really think that is a good thing), and went straight for the plot and action instead. More near-future sci-fi needs to do that.
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« Reply #74 on: 08-02-2010, 20:42 »
I like how they didn't even attempt to explain the technology (unironically speaking... I really think that is a good thing)
This.

I was somewhat disappointed there was no cool explanation but I liked the fact that it wasn't necessary. The movie just works. I liked it a lot for that as well.

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« Reply #75 on: 08-02-2010, 21:03 »
This reminds me that I need to see this movie.  Also, I want to see Despicable Me, it seems like the kind of movie that I don't want to see, and therefore, I think it won't be terrible.

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« Reply #76 on: 08-02-2010, 21:51 »
We were supposed to be watching that and ended up seeing Inception instead. Not sure how Despicable Me is, perhaps I'll see it for real sometime?

I was somewhat disappointed there was no cool explanation but I liked the fact that it wasn't necessary. The movie just works. I liked it a lot for that as well.

Indeed! It's like... when you see Star Wars, nobody needs an explanation for how the hyperdrive, blasters, lightsabers, etc. work, right? The technology in Inception SEEMS more realistic, but if someone knew how to do that, it'd exist.
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« Reply #77 on: 08-02-2010, 22:13 »
Yeah.  Like, sure we all wondered exactly how only one individual hosted the dream and everyone joins their party and raids someone else's mind but it didn't really matter how it worked. I mean, if there was some stipulation about potentially invading an in-progress dream or something, then yeah I can imagine we'd need to know some sort of inner workings as to how it all worked but there wasn't a need to know, it's just part of that world. I think a lot of movies these days tend to try and explain things that don't need an explanation. It's a fantasy world, we don't need an explanation in terms our world's physics can relate to. It's fantasy, after all.

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« Reply #78 on: 08-02-2010, 23:55 »
When I recommended the film to my dad he was like "Oh, the ads made me think it was a horror movie." Later I saw them in the subway station and yeah, that's pretty poor marketing there. They have that horror-movie coloration which really dosn't fit with the movie itself.

Luckily it's spreading fine through word of mouth anyway.

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« Reply #79 on: 08-03-2010, 03:18 »
What I also liked about the trailers was the fact that none of the REAL story was given away AT ALL.  Like, we walked in and had no idea what to really expect.

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« Reply #80 on: 08-03-2010, 04:01 »
Oh, I never saw any trailers and the only thing I knew about the movie was that it was called Inception and that people had been saying it was good. Fun times. I think my friend knew more about it, but I'm not entirely sure.

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« Reply #81 on: 08-03-2010, 13:04 »
Basically, the trailers were like "we can get inside peoples' dreams and we can steal information cause people are vulnerable in their dreams." But basically nothing past the first 20 minutes of the movie was ever revealed in the trailers aside from some of the special effects scenes.  No story though.

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« Reply #82 on: 08-03-2010, 17:16 »
We were supposed to be watching that and ended up seeing Inception instead. Not sure how Despicable Me is, perhaps I'll see it for real sometime?

Despicable Me was very very cute and funny, I had a good time with it.

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« Reply #83 on: 08-03-2010, 20:47 »
I saw the Inception trailer like... a month and change before the movie came out.  I was watching A-Team around my birthday with friends (which btw, you need to see if you haven't seen, for the simple fact that -Liam Neeson-) and saw the trailer and said, "Wow, that's a lot of hype.  I hope it lives up to it!  I must see!"  And yet, I still haven't seen it, well, this weekend will hope to change this. :desu:

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« Reply #84 on: 08-21-2010, 21:19 »
Scott Pilgrim was amazing, go see it. IMO the best things happen at the beginning (if you see it you'll know why I think so, probably), but it's not like the rest doesn't rock face. 10/10 for sure. I thought Inception was the cool movie this season, but this is way more amazing as long as you're okay with goofball.

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« Reply #85 on: 08-21-2010, 23:57 »
Yeah I've kind of wanted to go see that movie ever since I read the review for it on Kotaku.  It looked pretty funny in the previews.