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    Posted: 28-Feb-2007 at 12:02
Smokin' Aces was horrendous. The acting was terrible, don't even mention the 'script', and the only moment of some merit was the gunning down of Affleck and his crew before they even got a chance to get at Aces. Smart, but also demonstrated the intelligence of Affleck to get out of the film quick to avoid damaging his reputation forever. What was the final fight scene? A hodge-podge of gratuitous violence attempting to imitate the Tarantino style, but failing in its crudity and vacant emotional impact. PLUS, the twist at the end was telegraphed from very early on, because the director could not avoid being crude in even one aspect of this terrible film.
 
Blue Velvet- very good, but the love interest was pretty irrelevant which was annoying.
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  Quote Aelfgifu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Feb-2007 at 12:10
I saw Vidocq last weekend. That was one weird French movie. Very beautiful images though... I think I'll buy it...

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  Quote Balaam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Mar-2007 at 22:44
Got out Kenny last night - it was boooring, had a few funny bits but otherwise not that great.
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  Quote Knights Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-Mar-2007 at 02:34
I saw "Norbit" (or however you spell it) today, and man was it WIERD! There were definitely funny parts/characters - especially the two pimps and Norbit's "father" - but there were some extremely disturbing segments...Stern%20Smile
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  Quote Krum Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-Mar-2007 at 05:30
I saw Prestige and The Good Year.Good movies.Now i am preparing for Deja vu.
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  Quote Knights Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-Mar-2007 at 05:35
Deja Vu is not bad actually, though the theme is a bit far-fetched. Let me know what you think of it Krum Smile
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I watched Team America last night, and Serenity the night before.
Serenity first, having discovered the series (Firefly) belatedly and liked it for its, well, uniqueness (subtly Sinocised American wild west in space), the movie expanded on it, and explained a few issues (more about the 'Alliance' and where the weavers come from). The sets and effects were better, and the acting seemed better too somehow (maybe better sets brings out the most in the cast?), overall, i liked it, will probably look into buying the miniseries (Benelux edition apparently has bonus DVD).

Team America i've seen before and its always a good laugh. Its easily the most sophisticated puppet movie ever made, the makers (Parker and Stone) really got their sh*t together hiring the best technical experts, getting the best technical gizmo for manipulating puppets and so on. Having achieved a degree of puppet technological perfection that is unrivaled in human history, they then threw seriousness in the bin and proceded to take the piss out of the entire project. I envy them, they must have had great fun making this movie.
Really it should be bad, there is a vauge semblance of a plot, but you tend not to notice it much, and some things are done over the top. But it somehow ends up being good, not in a 'its so bad its good' kind of way, but in a 'omg i can't believe they did that' kind of way.
Watch it twice, then watch the behind the scenes extras, then watch it again and appreciate it in a new light.
I really home Parker and Stone make more puppet movies, but not with Team America, as a sequel would be rather lame.
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  Quote kasper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-Mar-2007 at 00:58
I rented Pi this week, which turned out to be very good. It had a very good soundtrack and interesting camerwork (even though it gave me headache by the end of the movie).
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  Quote Akolouthos Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-Mar-2007 at 03:01

The only movies I have seen recently are Flyboys (one of the best movies I have been priviledged to watch in the past few years), and The Nativity Story, I loved it, although I did not entirely agree with it--and I'm sure part of my love for the movie was based on my inclination toward the subject matter.

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  Quote Knights Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-Mar-2007 at 03:10
Yes the nativity, I really wanted to see it but it wasn't on for long Unhappy My mum went to see it....apparently the 'wise men' are meant to be humorous? I shall watch it when it comes out on DVD in a few months. 
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  Quote pekau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-Mar-2007 at 13:44
Casino Royale. Finally, a James Bond movie that didn't focus too much on technology crap. Finally, a true action Bond movie that was worth watching. I have been very disappointed ever since the release of "Die Another Day"...
 
I watched Prestige. I got disapppointed with the book, but the movie was actually good.
 
I want to watch The Nativity Story... is it good at all?
 
And flyboy seems to be another boring WWII movie that just wastes time. The only good WWII movie I watched was Saving Private Ryan and The battle of Iwo Jima...
 
And about Perfume... is it good? The trailer just looked weird...
     
   
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  Quote Gundamor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-Mar-2007 at 14:09
Originally posted by pekau

And flyboy seems to be another boring WWII movie that just wastes time. The only good WWII movie I watched was Saving Private Ryan and The battle of Iwo Jima...
 


Its actually world war 1. Its ok I downloaded it recently but fell asleep half way through i might give it another go in a few days.

I recently downloaded Ghost Rider which was not all that great but semi entertaining. Its worth watching but not really worth paying to go see.

Also watched this week-

Blood Diamond - I actually liked this movie even though I cant stand Leo.
Blood and Chocolate-not to good
The number 23- Weird movie, fell asleep during it
Grudge 2 - Horrible movie pathetic ending
Flags of our Fathers - Was ok but kind of want to see the Japanese side one whenever it comes out if not already out.
Epic Movie - I hope they don't make 3 more like scary movie.




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  Quote Balaam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-Mar-2007 at 07:48
I taped The Twilight Samurai the other night and watched it this arvo - a very good movie.
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  Quote Aelfgifu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-Mar-2007 at 09:10
I saw Das Leben der Andereren yesterday. It's a must see! Really good. (won an oscar for best non-english movie)Star
 
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The number 23- Weird movie, fell asleep during it
 
Don't you get that too, that when you fall asleep during a really strange movie, your dreams become so weird? Because you kindof take in the sounds and colours but not the story, and so your mind starts to improvise? LOL


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the number 23 - cheese
the sound of thunder - utter crap
a scanner darkly - weird but good and wirey and totally off the rails.
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  Quote tommy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-Mar-2007 at 13:39

I saw three movies recently. i want to express my feeling.

A night at the mesuem

An exciting movie. I am think that New York is really a great city.It can absorb different king of people. this is of course investor(the new boy friend of thet night guard 's divorced wife).There is history student who is writing the paper(, a great musuem)American Museum of Natural history).We know that New York is the global financial centre, but the research of arts or history can also exist. In Hong Kong, people only care about financial activities, stocks, history or arts are those unpopular subjects.

The letters of iwo jima, this film reflect how the war harmed Japanese themselves,but is made by American, when will the Japanese talk abot their role in World war 2 more fairly.
 
300 spartans. I think I am watching Lord of the Rings, how come monster,big elephants appear?And Sparta can not be the symbol of freedom ,Justice and Reason.  It is a very barbaric city state. His king is a dictator.
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  Quote Kalevipoeg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-Mar-2007 at 13:58
"Plan 9 from outer space" (1959) - nothing to say about it. you know!

"Prince of Darkness" (1987) - I liked it, the atmosphere was there, but it could have been made so much better.
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  Quote kasper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Mar-2007 at 03:06
Last King of Scotland - Good, some parts in the beginning were a bit too long. I still though it was better than The Departed

I am Cuba - Good Cuban/Soviet propaganda film with great cinematography.

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Hot Fuzz- not that good, drags on forever, but some genuinely funny moments
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