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Re: Movies you've recently watched
« Reply #200 on: May 26, 2011, 09:37:56 PM »
Saw Harakiri (Seppuku) again. It's now my favorite samurai movie, no question about it. It's beautiful. Right behind it comes Tasogare Seibei. I'll rewatch Samurai Rebellion today to confirm Kobayashi as the best director of samurai movies.

I also watched Zombieland and Youth in Revolt. The later was a pleasant surprise, i really enjoyed it. Zombieland on the other hand was awful.
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« Reply #201 on: May 26, 2011, 10:24:54 PM »
I watched Nineteen Eighty-Four (the '84 version) last weekend. It wasn't bad, but it didn't do the book justice, despite John Hurt and Richard Burton's performances. The feeling/meaning of the ending was completely changed, too.

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« Reply #202 on: May 27, 2011, 12:42:41 AM »
Watched Hangover 2. It was horrible, fell asleep. STAY AWAY!

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« Reply #203 on: May 28, 2011, 12:50:39 PM »
Watched 13 Assassins. It was awful. Can't believe it has a 8 on imdb. Probably the most bland and forgettable of all the Miike films i've seen.
Oh no! I was hoping to watch it soon ... oh well, I'll see it without any expectations then.



Bridesmaids - SO funny, I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. McCarthy steals the show for me and of course, everyone pooled in with good performances. Wouldn't recommend watching it with you Mom (like I did >_>' but it was cushioned by the fact that I was with a friend and his Mom too). Recommended!
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« Reply #204 on: May 28, 2011, 10:29:59 PM »
Oh no! I was hoping to watch it soon ... oh well, I'll see it without any expectations then.

If you like mindless samurai action, then the movie delivers. But the paper thin plot, the awful exposition dialogue and the one dimensional characters ruin it. People say this will become a classic just like the 7 Samurai :P and it even goes as far as to blatantly copy Mifune's character from that movie.

Just watched Spoorloos. A really suspenseful psychological thriller. Loved it.
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« Reply #205 on: May 29, 2011, 02:07:42 AM »
Beyond The Mat, about 12 years overdue.

The part with Jake Roberts KILLS me. That man has seen some shit.

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« Reply #206 on: May 29, 2011, 07:56:36 PM »

Saw this one yesterday


It's a nice movie, hardly any dialogue. Then, later found out that Tati wanted to make this as a letter to his daughter he never reconciled with...

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« Reply #207 on: May 30, 2011, 07:14:52 PM »
Saw Bridesmaids last night and loved it.

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« Reply #208 on: May 31, 2011, 02:22:06 PM »
Watched Hangover 2. It was horrible, fell asleep. STAY AWAY!

I saw the Hangover 2, it wasn't as funny as the original... but I still enjoyed it.  I think it might grow on me too.

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« Reply #209 on: June 01, 2011, 12:19:22 AM »
Hangover 2 = Hangover. Same jokes, same context, just change Vegas for Bangkok and a baby for a monkey. If you enjoyed the first one, you'll enjoy the sequel.
Also, if you are homophobic or you dislike seeing cocks in a movie, you might want to pass this one.
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« Reply #210 on: June 03, 2011, 06:11:01 PM »
Hangover 2 = Hangover. Same jokes, same context, just change Vegas for Bangkok and a baby for a monkey. If you enjoyed the first one, you'll enjoy the sequel.

And the tooth for a tatoo, etc. Always seemed like a stay away to me. I enjoyed the first one, but I wasn't crazy about it or anything and don't need to see a cash grabbing clone (the fact that it's happening twice just spoils the whole point). Also, they pretty much lost me when Galifianakis became a big swinging dick and got the Mel Gibson cameo axed, which was the only thing that sounded remotely interesting about the movie (but a convicted rapist was okay in the first one? Comedy was obviously not the first or second priority here, too much other BS involved). Plus, Thailand? I mean, I get it and know why it makes sense, but it doesn't resonate like Vegas (I'm sure it works better for international audiences). I'd have set it in TJ or Amsterdam or just made it a prequel of the night before in Vegas.

Also, if you are homophobic or you dislike seeing cocks in a movie, you might want to pass this one.

On second thought, I'll meet you at the theater with the bottomless popcorn bags, extra buttery! :slan:

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« Reply #211 on: June 03, 2011, 08:30:44 PM »
Also, they pretty much lost me when Galifianakis became a big swinging dick and got the Mel Gibson cameo axed, which was the only thing that sounded remotely interesting about the movie (but a convicted rapist was okay in the first one? Comedy was obviously not the first or second priority here, too much other BS involved).

Funny how the rapist makes a cameo again. An awful one.

Yeah, that whole Gibson story irked me as well. One of the writers said it was a suit decision, but i don't know.
Anyway, i got a free ticket and i surprisingly enjoyed it. I think being more of the same, but even more outrageous was a plus for me. The formula worked and with this sort of movies i don't mind if they keep the same plot devices for the sequel. It's a mindless over the top comedy. Like i said, if you enjoyed the first one, why wouldn't you enjoy this one? It's like watching a second episode of south park. It's not high brow stuff.
Sure, it is an unnecessary sequel, it's crude and has a lot of ladyboy nudity, but it's so well executed you just don't mind it and go along with a ride. It's fun. I feel it was darker than the "bro crazy night" of the first one, which gives it some edge.
I think the movie is self-aware of it's outrageousness. The director has the right sensibility for this sort of R-rated comedy. People will say it's shit. Dumb, obnoxious people will think it's the shit. I like it for what it is. I bet that if they do a 3rd one they'll change the formula.

I specially enjoyed the ballsy joke in the end credits (the usual photo montage).
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« Reply #212 on: June 04, 2011, 05:18:42 AM »
From the trailers it looked like they hadn't raised the stakes enough, but you've actually alleviated my concerns some. I just need that free ticket.

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« Reply #213 on: June 05, 2011, 03:13:18 PM »
Saw X-Men: First Class yesterday afternoon. It was pretty enjoyable, but I wouldn't call it the best X-Men movie to date. It was definitely an improvement over X3, though. If they end up making a sequel, I hope it's a step up from this one.

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« Reply #214 on: June 06, 2011, 02:52:08 AM »
Saw X-Men: First Class yesterday afternoon. It was pretty enjoyable, but I wouldn't call it the best X-Men movie to date. It was definitely an improvement over X3, though. If they end up making a sequel, I hope it's a step up from this one.
Watched it this afternoon too, but I would call this a better movie than the others. I think the first X-Men movie was pretty good compared to the second or the dreadful third, but this one tops em all. The cast is great, good script and flow of story. The only thing I found rushed was how they improve on their skills when push came to shove.

Question to all the purists who did watch the movie - how close is the movie's story-line to that of the comic-book?
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« Reply #215 on: June 06, 2011, 04:35:34 AM »
Just got back from First class too.  I enjoyed it quite a bit.  I'm not too picky about these kind of movies.  I thought the casting and script was pretty good.  Not perfect, but certainly above the standard fare of a superhero flick.  Nothing felt too cheesy.  Magneto was really the standout.  Pretty cool.  It's been a while since I've seen the trilogy, but I think I enjoyed this a good bit more.

Question to all the purists who did watch the movie - how close is the movie's story-line to that of the comic-book?

I was with someone who read the comics growing up.  He said the movie was really a story of its own.  Not really connected in any significant way.  Though I'd love to hear someone elaborate on that.

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« Reply #216 on: June 06, 2011, 02:24:02 PM »
Watched it this afternoon too, but I would call this a better movie than the others. I think the first X-Men movie was pretty good compared to the second or the dreadful third, but this one tops em all.

I don't think many superhero movie could be better than the first xmen. It's a damn near classic of it's genre.

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« Reply #217 on: June 06, 2011, 02:26:27 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.

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« Reply #218 on: June 06, 2011, 02:52:10 PM »
Yeah... the first X-Men movie was more like a necessary practice run for the genre as we know it, and particularly for X2; which, for all its flaws is actually something resembling a real X-Men movie. The Generation X TV movie, now there's a classic.

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« Reply #219 on: June 06, 2011, 04:11:53 PM »
I liked the first X-Men movie (and its sequel even more), but I don't think of them as classics. 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.

The Generation X TV movie, now there's a classic.

Haha, I remember seeing advertisements for that film in the Generation X comics back in the day. I never ended up watching it, though.

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« Reply #220 on: June 06, 2011, 04:16:02 PM »
I liked the first X-Men movie (and its sequel even more), but I don't think of them as classics. 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.

There is a parallel though with the first X-Men being the Batman Begins to X2's Dark Knight, of course on a smaller scale. Let's just hope Brett Ratner doesn't ever take over the Batman film franchise.

Haha, I remember seeing advertisements for that film in the Generation X comics back in the day. I never ended up watching it, though.

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« Reply #221 on: June 06, 2011, 10:48:59 PM »
X-Men: First Class has probably the best acting out of any superhero movie i've seen in the last decade. Even with a lackluster material, Fassbender and McAvoy steal the show. Specially Assbender, he's amazing as Magneto (and i totally picture him as a great James Bond). I've read that the script for this movie came from a scraped X-Men Origins: Magneto one (which never came to be thanks to the godawful Wolverine movie - btw, nice cameo and use of an f-bomb on a pg-13 movie :ganishka:), and it shows. Every other character besides Xavier and Shawn are redundant and unnecessary, they seem shoed-in just to put X-Men in the title. This is all about Magneto. And McAvoy's Xavier is nothing like the comics, nothing, he's like a witty brit womanizer who uses his powers whenever he can.
Is the movie better than the other X-Men? Perhaps. At least it is better directed.

Oh, and i saw The Tree of Life as well, i don't want to discuss much about it yet, i saw it just now...
As soon as i went to imdb to read some comments, the first thing i get is "Most people that don't get the movie are probably going to enjoy the next Transformers movie a lot more than this one".  :schierke:
Anyway, it was pretty like all Malick films, and had tons of whispering voice over, like all Malick films. It was deeply religious, i mean, almost preachy. Very spiritual, but then it had dinosaurs, which had nothing to do with the plot whatsoever. Beautiful scenes of the birth and death of the universe. Oh and Sean Penn. Gladly the scenes with him were just a handful, which made the movie 99% less obnoxious. Also, i think Brad Pitt hasn't acted since Seven. He was close to it in Jesse James, but he can't disappear into a role, at all. He's going down the path of De Niro. At least Pitt still chooses good movie roles though.
I give it 3 dismissive wanks out of 5:
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« Reply #222 on: June 07, 2011, 02:56:28 PM »


Last night I watched Martyrs... I have to admit, it had me from the get go, and kept me pretty enthralled. I was even fairly jumpy for the first 1/3 or so.  Its basically 2 movies... and fairly harsh/disturbing.  After it was done I couldn't help but think of The Passion of Joan of Arc.

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« Reply #223 on: June 07, 2011, 03:20:00 PM »
X-Men: First Class has probably the best acting out of any superhero movie i've seen in the last decade. Even with a lackluster material, Fassbender and McAvoy steal the show. Specially Assbender, he's amazing as Magneto (and i totally picture him as a great James Bond).
Yeah, Fassbender was a good Magneto! Btw, how many dismissive wanks would you give X-Men First Class?

JudeauChop - cool movie indeed, too bad Hollywood's re-making it.



Tokyo Gore Police - unimpressive as a whole. I liked how they paid homage to a few movies, some of the ideas in it though - the commercials used in the film were cool.
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« Reply #224 on: June 07, 2011, 04:19:56 PM »
Last night I watched Martyrs... I have to admit, it had me from the get go, and kept me pretty enthralled. I was even fairly jumpy for the first 1/3 or so.  Its basically 2 movies... and fairly harsh/disturbing.  After it was done I couldn't help but think of The Passion of Joan of Arc.

One of the best horror movies since... well, ever. It stayed with me for a couple of days which is more than I can say for 99.9 % of the films in this genre. Sure kicks the living shit out of all the "torture porn" crappola. The thing it reminded me of the most was actually the plot behind the original Silent Hill game (people using extreme measures to archieve esoteric, quasi-religious goals).

I kinda enjoyed Tokyo Gore police. Not a masterpiece by any means, but it was nice to see Eihi Shiina again after Miike's Audition.

So what's the last movie I saw? Uuuuh, Holiday in the Sun with the Olsen twins! It's the sort of thing lying out on the Tube that you just put on when you're in a really daft mood and want to see the outskirts of extreme filmmaking. It was almost as shocking as Martyrs (trust me!), but not for the same reasons. Debut movie of Megan Fox btw.
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