Watched Cedar Rapids and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World over the weekend and enjoyed both of them a lot.
I agree with you on the poster.Griffith said:Played by Dennis Leary!
Love Hicks, he was a smart and aggressive social comedian, but the saving the world and "he still might" crap on the poster is a bit much. Can they at least pretend they're keeping it in perspective and not aggrandizing someone because they died? I feel that would be the more credibly effective method of celebrating his career. Anyway, how was it, I take it the poster indicates a positive review?
Hey buddy, perhaps you should check SK.net's policy on movie hopping before shooting your mouth off like that!? Pull a stunt like that with the upcoming Berserk movie and you're outta here!IncantatioN said:Drive Angry in 3D - went for this right after AB, and it was kinda free so I didn't mind.
Wow, you wrote like a genuine review of Drive Angry, "The character of the Devil's main henchman, The Accountant, played by William Fichtner, follows a long tradition of charismatic anti-heroes, from Satan in Milton's Paradise Lost to skullknight.net's paradiselost."IncantatioN said:It's over the top, don't ask any questions, silly sorta flick. Amber did what she could to entice me to watch it, and she scored! Fichtner's character was interesting.
IncantatioN said:These 3 friends of mine had planned to watch both movies back to back. I was only interested in AB but one of the guys had to run while AB was playing, so I watched Drive Angry in 3D on his ticket with the rest of the group. There was no way I was going to pay for that movie haha! On a related note, I'm not good with accepting things for free, even with band merchandise or backstage passes, I insist on paying and get my way ^_^. If the Berserk movie premiers in a different city, I might bite the bullet and fly there if I have to XD. You coming? Could have a little SK.Net meet out there
Haha good one! I'll be a little more descriptive next time
I think Nolan's Batman movies will not age well. Begins is stale and boring as hell.Griffith said:Had a few hours to kill yesterday so I went to see Paul because I knew it would meet my moderate entertainment needs without having to worry about expectations (had a lot of nice nerdy references). Rango and Battle: LA were my other candidates. Rango I'm saving if my GF wants to go and because it might actually be good, and Battle: LA... too high risk, low reward. Exciting stuff, huh?
Oh yeah, I've been on a run of Batman movies lately. I got it in my head that Batman Begins might be the best Bats movie, which upon reexamination was a notion best left to my imagination after not seeing it for a while. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is still awesome, when you can combine elements of classic movies like Citizen Kane, Casablanca and others with Batman the animated series, you win. I'm convinced Batman 1989 is still the best Batman movie; best Batman, costume, mobile, Joker, music, cinematography, mythology, etc. It's the perfect self-contained Batman movie. Returns was lot worse for the ware, a serious downgrade from the original in just about every way, it almost makes the direction the last two went in less surprising, as it was on its way with that one (also more understandable that Keaton bolted when he did). Forever is more terribly unwatchable than I remembered, and I remembered it mainly for that. Batman & Robin... Fuck No. As for The Dark Knight, it's still the most serious and probably best film ever made about a super hero... just not the best Batman movie. =)
So, no surprises here, the holy trinity remains Batman, Mask of the Phantasm, and The Dark Knight.
Agreed on both counts. I never understood why people praised Begins as much as they did when it came out.NightCrawler said:I think Nolan's Batman movies will not age well. Begins is stale and boring as hell.
I don't think Dent should have been in the movie. I felt that the Two-Face segment was half-assed.NightCrawler said:I saw The Dark Knight for the second time and what kills it from being a great movie is the final act. Specially the ferry scene, a cliché ridden cheese fest which is barely watchable.
Indeed, but Begins is just a stepping stone to Dark Knight, that's where the debate ultimately lies.NightCrawler said:I think Nolan's Batman movies will not age well. Begins is stale and boring as hell.
Didn't you like it when Batman entered the Matrix? That was worth the boring half hour subplot in the first act of the movie. Anyway, yeah, that ferry scene sticks out like a sore thumb, always did. It's irredeemably lame and contrived, but the rest is negotiable. I don't agree that it kills it, mainly due to the Joker's, Batman's, and Gordon's speeches to conclude the film and what it signifies for Batmartyr's life. Basically, after nearly blowing it down the stretch, Nolan hit the game winning shot at the buzzer.NightCrawler said:I saw The Dark Knight for the second time and what kills it from being a great movie is the final act. Specially the ferry scene, a cliché ridden cheese fest which is barely watchable.
It's definitely a conflict in the hospital scene, but not necessarily the movie overall (he's pretty much an all too brilliant planner throughout). Beside the basic rationalizations that he's A) insane, and B) conning Dent and telling him what he needs to hear to turn into Two-Face, it's also C) not inaccurate for the Joker to say he's turning the schemes against the schemers and has no real long term plans himself, other than engineering chaos and insanity, as symbolized by his burning all the money. Again, insanity covers a lot for inconsistency, and can even make it a plus.NightCrawler said:The Joker is written as chaotic in personality, unstable and unpredictable, driven on a whim – he even admits to Harvey Dent that he hates "schemers and planners", and that he has no real plan. So, given all this, why does everything the Joker does in this film obviously require some of the most meticulous, detailed and foresighted planning ever?
Completely agree, it's still the best, but I still like Dark Knight for its commitment to the idea of Batman in the real world, even if it's somewhat self-defeating.NightCrawler said:Visually, Burton's Batman is unique and is still amazing to watch. It's bigger in scope and although there are some issues with the script, it's self-contained and feels cohesive. And I still find the idea of loneliness being a major theme to Batman more interesting than the whole justice vs. corruption vs who watches the watchmen thing. Keaton did a great job with that.
Every scene with Liam Neeson is worthwhile, too bad that's only 10% of the movie.Aazealh said:Agreed on both counts. I never understood why people praised Begins as much as they did when it came out.
That depends on how much you care about Two-Face. I thought Dent's role was central to the movie's themes, and put Two-Face to better use than a full-assed take on him would have. It was all setup and paid off in one shot, and I much prefer that to some setup for the next movie where he's a second-rate Joker clone. Plus, they got in two super villains without it being an awful team up with them battling for bad guy screen time. They managed to make it all somewhat organic and connected, like it didn't just happen another theatrical criminal randomly showed up again, which was all well done. The actual Two-Face screen time was like a bonus to me, I was happy to have him, and happy he didn't wear out his welcome.Aazealh said:I don't think Dent should have been in the movie. I felt that the Two-Face segment was half-assed.
Don't kid yourself, I just watched it again this week, and if Tommy Lee Jones goes to Hell his punishment will be to wear that awful Two-Face Halloween costume until he gives a shit.NightCrawler said:Indeed. Two-Face was as poorly used as in the Schumacher movie.