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« Reply #225 on: June 07, 2011, 05:59:05 PM »
I don't think many superhero movie could be better than the first xmen. It's a damn near classic of it's genre.
They were a lot of fun to watch, but The Dark Knight is a far superior "superhero" movie than either of the X-Men films.
X-Men: First Class has probably the best acting out of any superhero movie i've seen in the last decade.

Lost in the discussion of the best comic book or super hero movies... Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Has there ever been a more faithful or pitch perfect live action adaptation of a comic/cartoon? Considering how embarrassingly bad we know such off the wall material can turn out (Turtles III, Street Fighter, the list goes on forever...), and usually does, it's amazing this movie exists like it is at all. Proof that anything can be done well, and a reminder that most things aren't.

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« Reply #226 on: June 07, 2011, 06:12:19 PM »
The original TMNT is one of my favorite movies of all time. I remember how dark it seemed when I was a child. So good. :guts:

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« Reply #227 on: June 07, 2011, 07:37:44 PM »
Yea I was half kidding about the first xmen. TMNT is without a doubt one of my favorite childhood flicks.

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« Reply #228 on: June 07, 2011, 08:11:33 PM »
First Class was what the X-Men franchise needed. I compare it to Batman Begins. Comes after a terrible movie, it didn't have star power, critically acclaimed, and made about the same at the weekend box office.
Unfortunately, they wanted it to be a true prequel to X1 and X2 (discarding Origins and X3 completely, as it should), so i'm afraid we won't see a Second Class. Honestly i'd prefer a reboot.
Also, Fassbender, like Bale, will be a huge star, mark my words. He was amazing in Hunger and my favorite (behind Waltz) on Inglorious Basterds.
TMNT was good. Very dark indeed. Personally i like it because of the emphasis on Raphael (my preferred turtle).

EDIT: Here's a clip of Hunger, with Fassbender channeling Bale's weight loss :P http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jxPvmV0rrQ
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« Reply #229 on: June 08, 2011, 07:25:41 PM »
I guess I'll have to see First Class myself for Fassbender's Magneto, one of the major weaknesses of the X movies was Magneto being kind of an old jerk instead of a total badass.

TMNT was good. Very dark indeed. Personally i like it because of the emphasis on Raphael (my preferred turtle).

Surprise, surprise; cool but rude, huh? (I'll give ya a break) As a Donatello fan, I was satisfied he got pretty much every throw away line, joke, or neutral piece of turtle dialogue in the movie, probably because he was voiced by Corey Feldman. Unfortunately, his on-screen special talent was downgraded from mechanical engineering to skateboarding.

BTW, Turtle movie trivia, do you recognize THIS young actor?

Not his last super hero movie, but certainly his best, and where he uttered the immortal words, "Regular, or menthol?"

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« Reply #230 on: June 08, 2011, 08:58:29 PM »
I guess I'll have to see First Class myself for Fassbender's Magneto, one of the major weaknesses of the X movies was Magneto being kind of an old jerk instead of a total badass.

Precisely.

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BTW, Turtle movie trivia, do you recognize THIS young actor?

Aha, Sam Rockwell (no cheating).

Btw, i just saw this excellent and amusing short movie (a Lovecraft parody), was about to post it on the youtube thread, but i guess it can go here instead:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3gNQ2KYCb4
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« Reply #231 on: June 08, 2011, 09:00:27 PM »
Also, Fassbender, like Bale, will be a huge star, mark my words. He was amazing in Hunger and my favorite (behind Waltz) on Inglorious Basterds.
Yeah, agreed about everything above. He played the role pretty well and his German sounded uber cool! I need to watch Tree Of Life, will wait to be in the right mood for it. There's a recent string of these melancholic doomsday movies which is sort of expected of Hollywood, but Mallick hasn't disappointed me in the past so I have some expectations for this one. I can stand Penn in very small doses only.
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Re: Movies you've recently watched
« Reply #232 on: June 13, 2011, 09:11:20 AM »
BTW, Turtle movie trivia, do you recognize THIS young actor?

Not his last super hero movie, but certainly his best, and where he uttered the immortal words, "Regular, or menthol?"

My god.  I've seen Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles so many times since I was a child.  I can quote it back to front and NEVER realized Sam Rockwell was in it.  My mind has been blown.

The last two movies that I watched were The Wrestler and Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl.  I had fun with both movies.

Mickey Rourke was a perfect choice for the lead in The Wrestler.

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« Reply #233 on: June 15, 2011, 01:15:28 PM »


Re-watched Cure last night because there wasn't anything else that suited my mood. I love coming back to the movie, the sound-track's minimal (in a good way), there's a brooding atmosphere most of the time and it's psychological (thought-provoking) like Kiyoshi's other movies.
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« Reply #234 on: June 15, 2011, 02:16:31 PM »


Animal Kingdom - starts off a little slow with a melancholic opening sequence, you're made to witness a world of survival of the fittest within the Australian thieving community, equipped with really good performances by Pierce, Weaver, Frecheville. I love the movie's score a lot, can't recommend it enough.

Watched this last night, and was definitely impressed!  There were moments of such intensity and suspense.

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« Reply #235 on: June 17, 2011, 02:08:15 PM »
Last night I watched:


Now, I've seen the first 2 of these, and the first one (though highly entertaining and well produced) had some MAJOR issues.  So I take these with a grain of salt.  This one wasn't nearly as entertaining, but it felt the least.... crazy?!  It is REALLY long (~2hr 40min), so I had to take a few breaks here and there.

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« Reply #236 on: June 19, 2011, 04:09:37 AM »
Saw Dark City for the first time tonight. It only took me 13 years. :ganishka:

Anyway, I really liked it and highly recommend it to anyone who hasn't seen it and is looking to watch a great Sci-Fi flick.

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« Reply #237 on: June 19, 2011, 08:45:14 PM »
Fuck the Disney Vault.

"Sleeping Beauty" is one of my all-time favorite movies and now that I have a Blu-Ray player, I wanted it in marvelous HD, all remastered and whatnot.

But, I found out I missed my chance. Luckily, I found a used copy at Blockbuster for cheap. It doesn't have the nice cover and may be missing extra discs. Yeah, fuck Disney and they're "take it away from people so they want it more" sales strategy.

I'm watching the blu-ray of this now and it looks godly. This movie oozes style. Seriously, there's SO much eye candy in terms of the art. Right now, it's the scene where the fairies use their magic to make Aurora a cake and a dress. I love how all the inanimate objects are moving around. The acting is great, too. I notice when I watch these movies I loved as a kid, I pick up all these subtleties about the script I didn't notice before. Nothing naughty or anything, but just new jokes.

Merryweather: This dress looks awful.
Flora: That's because you're wearing it.

Now it's the scene where the two kings are arguing while the lute player is getting all wasted. This movie rules.

All 3 of the good fairies remind me of my aunts. So does Maleficent, now that I think of it.

Also, these guys know how to remaster a movie. The lines look so sharp and the textures of the background art are bursting from my screen.

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« Reply #238 on: June 20, 2011, 03:51:41 AM »
Yeah, it's both a brilliant and evil strategy. I missed picking it up when it was new, too. I've got so many other movies on my list that I'll probably snag it when it comes around again. Glad you were able to find a used copy, at least. Based on the screenshots I've seen, Disney did a wonderful job remastering it and the other titles they've released in HD.

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« Reply #239 on: June 20, 2011, 04:18:40 AM »
Yeah, it's both a brilliant and evil strategy.

It's horrible, only a company virtually exempt from failure could adopt such a strategy of cutting off and alienating customers because it really doesn't matter to them either way, they're going to sell their DVDs. Though, I still hope instead of creating the artificial demand they're looking for they simply lose sales, like in Gobs' case. Shit like this gives capitalism a bad name.

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« Reply #240 on: June 20, 2011, 04:20:39 AM »
It's horrible, only a company virtually exempt from failure could adopt such a strategy of cutting off and alienating customers because it really doesn't matter to them either way, they're going to sell their DVDs. Though, I still hope instead of creating the artificial demand they're looking for they simply lose sales, like in Gobs' case. Shit like this gives capitalism a bad name.

Oh, I definitely side with the latter half of my statement. Walt is probably rolling in his grave. :sad:

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« Reply #241 on: June 20, 2011, 04:28:08 AM »
Fuck the Disney Vault.

"Sleeping Beauty" is one of my all-time favorite movies and now that I have a Blu-Ray player, I wanted it in marvelous HD, all remastered and whatnot.

But, I found out I missed my chance.
I've found that shopping online has rendered Disney's tactic mostly obsolete. http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0013ND30W/ref=sr_1_1_olp?ie=UTF8&qid=1308547639&sr=8-1&condition=used
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« Reply #242 on: June 20, 2011, 05:29:13 AM »
I've found that shopping online has rendered Disney's tactic mostly obsolete. http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0013ND30W/ref=sr_1_1_olp?ie=UTF8&qid=1308547639&sr=8-1&condition=used
I should've done this, now that I think about it. The Blockbuster video case is crappy and I'm a sucker for nice packaging. Ugh. Well, at least I got the movie and it's all pretty and whatnot.

I should just start buying stacks of Disney classics as they come out. Then I'll sell them to people like me. For much, much more. Shit, there was a Sleeping Beauty special Best Buy exclusive tin box that's going for like over $100 on eBay now. Fuck this shit.

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« Reply #243 on: June 20, 2011, 07:22:59 AM »
I should've done this, now that I think about it. The Blockbuster video case is crappy and I'm a sucker for nice packaging. Ugh. Well, at least I got the movie and it's all pretty and whatnot.

I should just start buying stacks of Disney classics as they come out. Then I'll sell them to people like me. For much, much more. Shit, there was a Sleeping Beauty special Best Buy exclusive tin box that's going for like over $100 on eBay now. Fuck this shit.
My general thought is, I'd only be buying them for my kids, so I'll just wait until they're of age, and I can buy everything Disney in one mega collection on Holodisk HDX 2099 format.
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« Reply #244 on: June 20, 2011, 08:40:13 PM »
Days Of Darkness ... a terrible terrible Sci/ Fi B-movie, had it's funny moments though like the whole premise at the end was really lame. It was exactly what I expected to see on a tipsy Saturday evening.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkYwvpFckLc
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« Reply #245 on: June 28, 2011, 08:01:31 PM »
Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals



To quote Scream 4: "Fuck me wow!" If they are still making movies like this I sure don't know about them. The task of combining sexploitation with cannibal exploitation was way too big for a director like Joe D'Amato (this is easily the best movie of his I've seen though), but I was actually entertained by his effort, no matter how laughably tasteless it was. It was considerably less sleazy than the hardcore porn he started making in the 1980/90s, and the gore was quite tame for a cannibal movie, especially compared to the ones that would show up a few years later (Cannibal Holocaust, Cannibal Ferox etc). The funniest thing about these films is to try and figure out what kind of ridiculous scenario they will use to make Laura Gemser and the rest of the female cast lose their clothes. They actually came up with some creative solutions here!
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« Reply #246 on: June 30, 2011, 04:25:40 AM »
There's a spew of these sort of Cannibal/ Gore movies that came out back then, marred with terrible story-lines.



I Saw The Devil ... can't recommend this highly enough, it surprised me quite a bit as I wasn't expecting it to be that good. It's a different take on the whole 'revenge' plot you're accustomed to viewing and it's got Min-sik Choi (of Oldboy fame) in it. It's easily his best performance to date. Watch it! There's a scene that'll get you to grind your teeth or simply look away.
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« Reply #247 on: July 13, 2011, 09:00:42 PM »


Cronos ... didn't know this was Del Toro's debut and it's a pretty decent stand-alone story. A good first effort backed by a few unpredictable events.



The Chaser ... this was actually pretty good, recommended. It starts off with a pimp complaining about his girls leaving him suddenly. He has his suspicion on a rival gang/ pimp who he thinks abducted and sold his girls. He gets a call from a 4885 ending number and forces a girl who's sick to go out to do the job (since he's terribly short-staffed), only to later discover that the number sounded familiar. It rings a bell and it hits him that 2/ 3 of his missing girls had last encountered the same person with the number ending 4885. The story turns out pretty good from this premise.



The Man From Nowhere ... better than I expected, this's another revenge flick but it isn't in the same league as I Saw The Devil but still good. The action sequences towards the end are slick.



The Story Of Riki-Oh ... re-watch!!! Watched this on the big screen last Friday during the Japanese Film Fest, surprised the place was packed! This movie is nothing short of EPIC. I feel complete.

I'm gonna prolly hit up 13 Assassins tonight.
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« Reply #248 on: July 13, 2011, 11:39:05 PM »


The Chaser ... this was actually pretty good, recommended. It starts off with a pimp complaining about his girls leaving him suddenly. He has his suspicion on a rival gang/ pimp who he thinks abducted and sold his girls. He gets a call from a 4885 ending number and forces a girl who's sick to go out to do the job (since he's terribly short-staffed), only to later discover that the number sounded familiar. It rings a bell and it hits him that 2/ 3 of his missing girls had last encountered the same person with the number ending 4885. The story turns out pretty good from this premise.

This movie pissed me off immensely. So prepare for a rant. Never again will i be fooled by imdb ratings of less known movies. It's got to a point where every foreign/asian movie is highly recommended just because it's foreign and it isn't Transformers.
Please, anyone, save your two precious hours.
Actually what you described was the best part of the movie, the premise, the rest is a contrived suck fest. It's the most stupid thriller i've seen, with the most vapid, idiotic characters put to screen, with actions as dumb and moronic as it gets. Everyone that recommended me this movie deserves to be slapped in the face repeatedly. Yes, people will point out how shocking the ending was. It isn't, it's retarded, absurd, it's phony and it's the most hollywood type ending a foreign film could have. Completely implausible and it happens just to pull your emotional strings.
Everything that happens in this movie is badly fabricated and filled with highly unconvincing situations, in what promised to be a "realistic thriller" based on a true story.
There are worst movies out there for sure, but this one, for it's pretentiousness, just angered me to no end.
Fuck this movie in the ass.
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I'm gonna prolly hit up 13 Assassins tonight.

Don't. Another shitty movie from Miike that everyone creams about. But now with a bigger production. Paper thin characters/plot, mindless action all the time.
As much as i love some Miike movies, the guy hasn't done anything worthwhile since Izo.
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Re: Movies you've recently watched
« Reply #249 on: July 14, 2011, 05:55:12 AM »
This movie pissed me off immensely. [...]
Everything that happens in this movie is badly fabricated and filled with highly unconvincing situations, in what promised to be a "realistic thriller" based on a true story.
There are worst movies out there for sure, but this one, for it's pretentiousness, just angered me to no end.

I have to agree. Movie annoyed me as well. I wouldn't recommend it.