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Re: Recently seen movies

Post by Mormegil » Mon May 05, 2008 12:33 pm

stratoplayer wrote:Iron Man

Honestly, it was much better than I expected. My friends talked me into going to watch it and I agreed because I was bored. But it is pretty cool actually, Robert Dowey Jr plays Stark perfectly, (i.e. a REAL jackass, sardonic SOB), the visual effects are astounding obviously, it's funny and I loved his personal AI. All in all a pretty good adaptation of the comic book and an entertaining movie.
Good to know since I promised my friends a long time ago, that I would go see it with them only, if Iron Man by Black Sabbath was played on the trailer.

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Well I'll be fkcuing damned, it WAS on the trailer. :D
I'll see it this week.

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Post by Carcass » Tue May 06, 2008 6:15 pm

http://ironsky.net/

A new film from the makers of Star Wreck will be out in 2010. The tagline is "In 1945 Nazis fled to the moon. In 2018 they are coming back." :D

Check out the trailer, looks pretty cool.

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Re: Recently seen movies

Post by stratoplayer » Tue May 06, 2008 7:05 pm

Mormegil wrote:
stratoplayer wrote:Iron Man

Honestly, it was much better than I expected. My friends talked me into going to watch it and I agreed because I was bored. But it is pretty cool actually, Robert Dowey Jr plays Stark perfectly, (i.e. a REAL jackass, sardonic SOB), the visual effects are astounding obviously, it's funny and I loved his personal AI. All in all a pretty good adaptation of the comic book and an entertaining movie.
Good to know since I promised my friends a long time ago, that I would go see it with them only, if Iron Man by Black Sabbath was played on the trailer.

And...
Well I'll be fkcuing damned, it WAS on the trailer. :D
I'll see it this week.
It is also played in the ending credits!
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Re: Recently seen movies

Post by miditek » Tue May 06, 2008 11:15 pm

BloodRayne II Deliverance

This is one of the most spectacularly stupid films that I've ever watched.



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Post by Shurik » Thu May 08, 2008 11:44 am

miditek wrote:BloodRayne II Deliverance

This is one of the most spectacularly stupid films that I've ever watched.



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Why did you bother to watch it? :lol: It's not like anyone expects anything else than pure crap from Uwe Boll ...
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Re: Recently seen movies

Post by miditek » Thu May 08, 2008 3:37 pm

Shurik wrote:
miditek wrote:BloodRayne II Deliverance

This is one of the most spectacularly stupid films that I've ever watched.

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"Uwe Boll deserves 24 hours in the cooler, and no dessert for two weeks for this underwhelming atrocity!"
Why did you bother to watch it? :lol: It's not like anyone expects anything else than pure crap from Uwe Boll ...
:lol: Let's just say that was pure cinematic masochism rearing it's ugly little head. Some movies suck so much that one simply has to check them out to see what depths that can actually go to.

Plus, I was bored the other night. Very bored. :lol:
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Post by Mormegil » Fri May 09, 2008 2:48 pm

I'll anyday rather watch a really bad film (read: Uwe Boll-film) than a mediocre one. Anyone seen House Of The Dead? :lol:

Iron Man
Of all the comic book -movies in last ~10 years this is certainly one of the better ones with Batman Begins. This was also first time I thought any these movies had a great acting-performance. Robert Downey Jr. was just perfect for the role.

Eastern Promises
Story about russian mob in London. I've always had a thing for mafia-movies, but this just blew me away. Much darker than the likes of Godfather and GoodFellas and much better than the other, more famous gangster-flick of 2007, American Gangster.

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Post by dirge » Fri May 09, 2008 5:26 pm

Mormegil wrote:
Iron Man
Of all the comic book -movies in last ~10 years this is certainly one of the better ones with Batman Begins. This was also first time I thought any these movies had a great acting-performance. Robert Downey Jr. was just perfect for the role.
This!

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Post by Shurik » Fri May 09, 2008 6:21 pm

dirge wrote:
Mormegil wrote:
Iron Man
Of all the comic book -movies in last ~10 years this is certainly one of the better ones with Batman Begins. This was also first time I thought any these movies had a great acting-performance. Robert Downey Jr. was just perfect for the role.
This!
Seconded!

I've also seen Spideman 3 - what a boring piece of crap! They only way to see it is with a Rifftrax commentary.
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Post by dirge » Sat May 10, 2008 12:40 am

I thought all the spiderman films were awful.

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Post by miditek » Sat May 17, 2008 5:33 pm

Sling Blade

An Oscar winning film that was written and directed by Billy Bob Thorton who also starred as the film's protagonist. Released in 1996, I had, oddly enough, never actually seen it until my girlfriend introduced it to me.

Starring Thorton, the late John Ritter, James Hampton, and country singer Dwight Yoakum, the plot centers on Karl Childers, a mentally retarded man who has just been released from a state mental institution after spending several decades there for killing his adulterous mother and her lover at the age of twelve.

I don't want to go into too much plot detail here, but I've got to say that Thorton did an outstanding job juggling his multiple roles- writing, directing, and acting; this is one of the very few films that I've seen that authentically portays small town life in the Deep South without resorting to the old, cliched Antebellum accents and other Hollywood devices. It's a great film overall.
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Post by browneyedgirl » Sat May 17, 2008 5:33 pm

HELLBOY-Directors Cut

3 Discs for $9.99 at WalMart! I got enough on these things to watch the rest of the day! =P
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Post by Mormegil » Sat May 17, 2008 7:27 pm

Das Leben der Anderen / The Lives of Others
Movie about a writer under investigation of Stasi in East Germany few years before the fall of Wall of Berlin. I just had to see the movie that stole the best foreign-language film -Oscar from Pan's Labyrinth and I can perfectly understand that now. Saddest movie I've seen in a long time.

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Post by Fuuso » Sat May 17, 2008 9:10 pm

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

It's been a while since the last time I saw this one. Still great :D
Can't wait for The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull!

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Post by dirge » Sat May 17, 2008 10:44 pm

Night Watch, not as good as I was hyped up to believe it being.

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Post by Mormegil » Sun May 18, 2008 12:15 am

dirge wrote:Night Watch, not as good as I was hyped up to believe it being.
I loved Night Watch! I was just about to watch it today, but instead I checked out this one:

Born On The Fourth Of July
Large quantities of cheese in the beginning and Tom Cruise almost made me change the channel, but luckily I watched it to the end.

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Post by Maniac » Wed May 21, 2008 12:08 am

Iron Man

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Post by browneyedgirl » Sat May 24, 2008 2:19 am

If anyone watches the new Indiana Jones movie, PLEASE report! :D
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Post by Carcass » Sat May 24, 2008 11:13 am

browneyedgirl wrote:If anyone watches the new Indiana Jones movie, PLEASE report! :D
Maybe next week. I'm a big fan of the previous Indiana Jones films.

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Post by browneyedgirl » Sat May 24, 2008 12:42 pm

Carcass wrote:
browneyedgirl wrote:If anyone watches the new Indiana Jones movie, PLEASE report! :D
Maybe next week. I'm a big fan of the previous Indiana Jones films.
I find it interesting that a gal as cute as Cate Blanchett is playing the badass. :D
OOPS! SPOILER! :)
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Post by Carcass » Sun May 25, 2008 2:00 am

browneyedgirl wrote:
Carcass wrote:
browneyedgirl wrote:If anyone watches the new Indiana Jones movie, PLEASE report! :D
Maybe next week. I'm a big fan of the previous Indiana Jones films.
I find it interesting that a gal as cute as Cate Blanchett is playing the badass. :D
OOPS! SPOILER! :)
Nah, that's not a spoiler, it's in the trailer.

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Post by miditek » Mon May 26, 2008 6:20 pm

browneyedgirl wrote:
Carcass wrote:
browneyedgirl wrote:If anyone watches the new Indiana Jones movie, PLEASE report! :D
Maybe next week. I'm a big fan of the previous Indiana Jones films.
I find it interesting that a gal as cute as Cate Blanchett is playing the badass. :D
OOPS! SPOILER! :)
Essentially, it seems that Lucas & Spielberg have gone from having cartoon Nazis to cartoon Communists as the caricatured villians. Campy. Very campy.

Maybe they should have called it: "Dr. Indy Jones & sidekick Tolkki head to Crystal Island to retrieve the Magical Skull & Battle Communist Thugs Along The Way!" Just when all hope seems lost, Saana comes along and kicks Blanchett's Marxist ass all the way back to the Kremlin! Tolkki then sues Lucas & Spielberg for not painting the leftist villians in a more sensitive and positive light, and asks to have his likeness removed from the project- and then returns his acting fee to the uberproducahs.
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Post by browneyedgirl » Thu May 29, 2008 2:35 am

miditek wrote:
browneyedgirl wrote:
Carcass wrote:
browneyedgirl wrote:If anyone watches the new Indiana Jones movie, PLEASE report! :D
Maybe next week. I'm a big fan of the previous Indiana Jones films.
I find it interesting that a gal as cute as Cate Blanchett is playing the badass. :D
OOPS! SPOILER! :)
Essentially, it seems that Lucas & Spielberg have gone from having cartoon Nazis to cartoon Communists as the caricatured villians. Campy. Very campy.

Maybe they should have called it: "Dr. Indy Jones & sidekick Tolkki head to Crystal Island to retrieve the Magical Skull & Battle Communist Thugs Along The Way!" Just when all hope seems lost, Saana comes along and kicks Blanchett's Marxist ass all the way back to the Kremlin! Tolkki then sues Lucas & Spielberg for not painting the leftist villians in a more sensitive and positive light, and asks to have his likeness removed from the project- and then returns his acting fee to the uberproducahs.
Then, Jens saves the day! :D
How, I haven't figured that out yet! :D

Seriously, I wonder how that movie is? ???
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Post by AMBR@BEC » Thu May 29, 2008 4:43 am

Indiana Jones

Fun stuff! You want typical Indy material it's a great time. You want something new with cutting edge technology; go view something else. It's the usual theme; critical item being coveted by the bad guys (Russians this time) and Indy fight them throughout the movie with all the fight/flight/chase scenes of the other movies. Still, there were enough twists in the action (not the story line) for me to just sink in and enjoy a really good ride.

I love the IJ movies and this did not disappoint me. Typical theme, typical story line, typical action, but, dammit, that's what I WANTED. Enough of a different twist not to be too boring, but yea, it's predictable. I loved seeing one of the female leads brought back - and looking GOOD considering the years (and mine I guess. :oops: ).

My kids enjoyed the hell out of it, so it must not have totally been a fan-girl fav. If you like the other Indiana Jones movies, go and sit back and just enjoy the fun, but don't look for a new angle. It's just good old-school Indiana Jones, and for me - that was good enough. :D
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Post by browneyedgirl » Thu May 29, 2008 12:16 pm

AMBR, that movie sounds so cool! :)
It was #1 on the Internet Movie DataBase, not that I was surprised! :D
I'll wait for the DVD which should be available for rental about late Fall. If it is good enough, I'll add it to my collection.
These Indy movies(like the Star Wars series)are total fantasy&adventure, but have became classics because of their sense of fun&adventure.

So, looks like a winner!

Also, I bet Google has been busy with people googling about the crystal skulls. ;) They do indeed exist, but as for their magical properties I guess thats all science fiction. Great idea for a movie plot, I have to say! :D
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Post by htcdude » Thu May 29, 2008 12:26 pm

At our youth club we've been watching Walk The Line which is the kool story of legend Johnny Cash :)

Also the other day i watched Sphere which was a pile of mouldy poo!

And watched Rising Son: The Legend Of Christian Hosoi, about the life of a skateboarder.
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Post by stratoplayer » Thu May 29, 2008 9:54 pm

AMBR@BEC wrote:Indiana Jones

Fun stuff! You want typical Indy material it's a great time. You want something new with cutting edge technology; go view something else. It's the usual theme; critical item being coveted by the bad guys (Russians this time) and Indy fight them throughout the movie with all the fight/flight/chase scenes of the other movies. Still, there were enough twists in the action (not the story line) for me to just sink in and enjoy a really good ride.

I love the IJ movies and this did not disappoint me. Typical theme, typical story line, typical action, but, dammit, that's what I WANTED. Enough of a different twist not to be too boring, but yea, it's predictable. I loved seeing one of the female leads brought back - and looking GOOD considering the years (and mine I guess. :oops: ).

My kids enjoyed the hell out of it, so it must not have totally been a fan-girl fav. If you like the other Indiana Jones movies, go and sit back and just enjoy the fun, but don't look for a new angle. It's just good old-school Indiana Jones, and for me - that was good enough. :D
I agree wit you 100% Its typical Indy, but I fucking love Indiana Jones films :D
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Post by browneyedgirl » Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:36 pm

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GUINEVERE
Pure romantic fantasy.
A "girl" movie, I think its called these days. A tearjeaker in places, especially a bittersweet ending.
Another twist on the tale of the King Arthur/Guinevere/Lancelot triangle.
Sheryl Lee&Noah Wylie play the starcrossed lovers, Guinevere&Lancelot who are obviously so suited for each other and so much in love that it is actually infuriating when she chooses to marry the "prissy"&grumpy young King Arthur, portrayed by Sean Patrick Flannery. The Guinevere character in this movie is a study in feminism--she is not only attractive but can do martial arts, use a sword, and rule a country while her hubby is away at war. (Sheryl Lee resembles Princess Di in this movie--whether thats a coincidence or not, I dunno)
Of course, there can be no King Arthur movie without Merlin, and Donald Pleasance gives a human side to the wise old sage, who is torn between following the old ways of Paganism, or the new Christianity.
Then, the Baddies. Beautiful Morgana, Arthur's sister, who vows to revenge her brothers noble birth by whatever evil means necessary. At her last scene, we see Morgana is "big in the belly" with the pregnancy of Prince Mordred who, in the tale, kills King Arthur.
Rival King, Melgan of Gore, is sexually attracted&in love with Guinevere and this lust is what leads to the beginning of the wars with Arthur, and ironically, also to their end.
Guinevere gives a speech to Melgan's army, "Start a war, and you destoy the hope of this great nation, and we will all miss the splendor which is to come."
A sad ending with Lancelot leaving, giving Guinevere a single white rose. And it is obvious even with all the royal pair's finery&lavish surroundings, they are miserable with each other.
Guinevere is barren, and Arthur tells her, "This island will be our children." She silently, longingly glances at the empty chair of Lancelot, and that tells a thousand words.
Kinda depressing, but its meant to be, I guess. :D
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Re: Recently seen movies

Post by Paola » Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:08 pm

Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Fuc*ing good:)
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Post by dirge » Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:12 pm

The Evil Dead 3 : Army Of Darkness

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