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b_illin
11-05-2008, 06:09 PM
Perhaps we can make this a sticky and ppl will start posting their thoughts on movies they recently saw or movies they want to see - I think if it is a sticky thread, ppl will actively post....and I myself like to read reviews, etc. on movies.

I just went to see Rocknrolla the other day. It was surprisingly pretty good. (I expected it to be avg at best)

It's typical Guy Richie but a bit different in that it's bigger fish as the criminals instead of nickel and time shit. Johnny Quid, both the character and the performance, were fucking awesome. It was pretty funny as well.

It was good on the big screen, but I'm sure it will be good on DVD as well.

two24four
11-05-2008, 06:35 PM
I want to see Zack and Miri Make a Porno, it looks good, Seth Rogen is awesome.

keyboard
11-05-2008, 07:02 PM
I want to see Zack and Miri Make a Porno, it looks good, Seth Rogen is awesome.Jesus, really? Anyway, that new film Role Models looks fantastic.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/role_models/

b_illin
11-05-2008, 08:31 PM
Jesus, really? Anyway, that new film Role Models looks fantastic.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/role_models/

I don't want to take of my pants! :lol::lol::lol: (it does look funny)

Zach and Miri feels like it will be a letdown...but I hope I'm wrong!

Dubz
11-05-2008, 09:04 PM
http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/tomato/fresh.gif (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/role_models/articles/1778124/good_fun_for_males_in_the_mental_age_bracket_of_14 _22_which_is_most_males)
Good fun for males in the mental age bracket of 14-22, which is most males.


Bonger would have fun with this comment:D

I like the previews for Role Models. Brings back a few memories....haha, but I am usually let down in these types of movies when they try to incorporate an actual moral, meaning or lesson.

two24four
11-05-2008, 09:41 PM
I don't want to take of my pants! :lol::lol::lol: (it does look funny)

Zach and Miri feels like it will be a letdown...but I hope I'm wrong!

I have herad people say that they laughed pretty much through this entire movie.

"There is poo in there" :lol::lol:

Also anything with Sean William Scott is going to be funny (Role Models)

Andrew1125
11-05-2008, 10:48 PM
I like the previews for Role Models. Brings back a few memories....haha, but I am usually let down in these types of movies when they try to incorporate an actual moral, meaning or lesson.It's rated R, which should be encouraging.

HABS_FrEaK
11-06-2008, 12:02 AM
It's rated R, which should be encouraging.

Really? Maybe I'll check it out then...I thought it was a kiddy comedy from the preview lol. Thats the thing with R rated movies...trailers usually dont do them justice

I also saw Rocknrolla today, I was a bit disapointed but I think thats my own fault. I'm just such a huge fan of Snatch and Lock, Stock that I eas expecting to much. Johnny Quid was pretty awesome though, wish there was more of him. That scene with him playing the pianno was amazing.

I also can't wait to see Zack and Miri make a porno...Ive yet to be disapointed by a movie with Seth Rogen


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Farmerbob42
11-09-2008, 02:08 PM
hopefully with guy ritchie not being with modana anymore he can go back to making good movies, though i doubt it. i haven't even seen revolver yet, dont know when it came out but i have to check it out sometime.

WIS
11-09-2008, 02:46 PM
I have a question for you guys. Where do you go on the internet to watch trailers?
I used to go for Yahoo! but their quality isn't that good. And when I went into their HD section the trailers lagged and it was never smooth. I tried Apple, but all their stuff is with Quicktime and it's on such a little part of the screen that it's not even worth it. Their HD has the same problem as Yahoo!'s. So...

eykwingnut
11-09-2008, 09:05 PM
I have a question for you guys. Where do you go on the internet to watch trailers?
I used to go for Yahoo! but their quality isn't that good. And when I went into their HD section the trailers lagged and it was never smooth. I tried Apple, but all their stuff is with Quicktime and it's on such a little part of the screen that it's not even worth it. Their HD has the same problem as Yahoo!'s. So...
i go to youtube to watch em.

WIS
11-09-2008, 10:12 PM
i go to youtube to watch em.
Cool.

But 1) there is no 'trailer section' per se.
and 2) the quality of them is better on other sites.

CayugaPosse
11-10-2008, 02:23 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfNN7yw603w

I always recommend checking out the Red Band trailers for a movie. Uncensored gives a little more insight.

nyrblue2
11-10-2008, 09:21 AM
Saw Zach and Miri last night. Pretty damn good. Definitely not something you want to go see with your mom or little sister, though, lol.

I read that it was initially given an NC-17 rating, but somehow they got it cut back to R, without having to cut any scenes...

b_illin
11-10-2008, 01:10 PM
Has anyone heard anything about Body of Lies? Thinking of cheating and seeing it at 4:10pm today

Andrew1125
11-10-2008, 04:51 PM
Has anyone heard anything about Body of Lies? Thinking of cheating and seeing it at 4:10pm todayGood movie, one of the better ones of the year actually. Lately DiCaprio doesn't disappoint.

CayugaPosse
11-10-2008, 06:24 PM
Has anyone heard anything about Body of Lies? Thinking of cheating and seeing it at 4:10pm today

Hated it

And to the Zach and Miri comment. Kevin Smith has a surprising level of pull with the MPAA. Clerks 2 was originally NC-17 also because of the donkey scene, but he got to toss that in in the long term.

If you meet Kevin Smith in person, he's an amazing speaker, so he can be very convincing.

b_illin
11-10-2008, 07:10 PM
I ended up going to see Zack & Miri - it was alright. There weren't many ppl and I was the one in the theatre who seemed to enjoy it the most (and like I said, it was just alright)...it was actually weird because I started feeling like a weirdo being the only one who laughed at the dirty jokes.

Save your money and rent it...

PS: Kevin Smith's stuff never makes me laugh much tbh...Jay was funny though. He's really thin though, is he a crackhead now or something?

heliosj
12-17-2008, 03:12 PM
Charlie Wilson's War - just saw this last night (thanks NetFlix). Pretty decent way to waste 90 minutes. Fairly light hearted look at the American covert ops in Afghanistan during the 1980's.

Rating: 3 1/2 out of 5

I have Into The Wild next up...

two24four
12-17-2008, 03:47 PM
Just watched Step Brothers the other day for the 1st time, great movie, was laughing pretty much the entire movie.

WIS
12-17-2008, 07:22 PM
Charlie Wilson's War - just saw this last night (thanks NetFlix). Pretty decent way to waste 90 minutes. Fairly light hearted look at the American covert ops in Afghanistan during the 1980's.

Rating: 3 1/2 out of 5

I have Into The Wild next up...
I enjoyed it as well. It was a light watch (I'm not too sure what I'm trying to say by this).

Just watched Step Brothers the other day for the 1st time, great movie, was laughing pretty much the entire movie.
Really, eh. I heard about half of it was funny and then the other half toned it down a bit or rather exhausted all the jokes.

b_illin
12-17-2008, 11:10 PM
Charlie Wilson's War - just saw this last night (thanks NetFlix). Pretty decent way to waste 90 minutes. Fairly light hearted look at the American covert ops in Afghanistan during the 1980's.

Rating: 3 1/2 out of 5

I have Into The Wild next up...

Good movie...I like Emil Hersch but he was kinda annoying in this movie though...but I think that is more the character who was a narcissist if there ever was one.

mrtybrodur30
12-17-2008, 11:57 PM
Just watched Step Brothers the other day for the 1st time, great movie, was laughing pretty much the entire movie. yeah my bro had it and i watched it for the first time last week and it was pretty funny alot of great scenes.

Andrew1125
12-18-2008, 12:27 AM
I have Into The Wild next up...This movie's great. Enjoy.

Last few weeks I've seen Quantum of Solace, Role Models, and The Day the Earth Stood Still. Quantum of Solace is pretty average, basically the same as Casino Royale but not as fast paced. Role Models had its moments, wasn't a bad movie but was a bit uncomfortable in that it couldn't decide whether to be movie for kids or adults (don't know too many 18A movies with the Disney endings). Day the Earth Stood Still wasn't very good, tried really hard to be epic and failed more often than not (every quote is delivered in an over-the-top dramatic way when they were really saying nothing at all).

Serious cold streak of movies lately... is Yes Man the next good one to come out or is that going to be a letdown too?

two24four
12-18-2008, 12:32 AM
This movie's great. Enjoy.

Last few weeks I've seen Quantum of Solace, Role Models, and The Day the Earth Stood Still. Quantum of Solace is pretty average, basically the same as Casino Royale but not as fast paced. Role Models had its moments, wasn't a bad movie but was a bit uncomfortable in that it couldn't decide whether to be movie for kids or adults (don't know too many 18A movies with the Disney endings). Day the Earth Stood Still wasn't very good, tried really hard to be epic and failed more often than not (every quote is delivered in an over-the-top dramatic way when they were really saying nothing at all).

Serious cold streak of movies lately... is Yes Man the next good one to come out or is that going to be a letdown too?

I dont think I'm going to see it when it comes out, it does look like it could be abit of a letdown.

smitty42
12-18-2008, 12:50 AM
yeah my bro had it and i watched it for the first time last week and it was pretty funny alot of great scenes.

"Lets make Bunk Beds! HaHa I died!"

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I have Into The Wild next up...

I love that movie its touching. I spent two summers tree planting up in Northern Ontario brought back many memories. If you like the great outdoors you will like this :)

two24four
12-18-2008, 01:26 AM
"Lets make Bunk Beds! HaHa I died!"



haha....some more...

Dale: Did you touch my drumset?
Brennan: Nope.
Dale: Why are you so sweaty?
Brennan: I was watching cops.


Brennon: I got a belly full of white dog sh*t and you lay this crap on me?

:lol:

Farmerbob42
12-18-2008, 11:31 AM
Valkyrie looks awesome in every way, except for tom cruise. WHY? WHY? WHY? Bryan singer directing and finally McQuarrie writes another script, but i cant watch tom cruise anymore, i dont see a character, i see tom cruise.

The spirit.. looks good if not for it most likely being sin city's little, more lame, brother... Its gonna be compared to sin city, obviously, and its gonna fall short. And apparently miller and snyder are working on 300 2? Im not really sure how that works, but eih... let me know when sin city 2 comes out

keyboard
12-18-2008, 12:07 PM
Role Models had its moments, wasn't a bad movie but was a bit uncomfortable in that it couldn't decide whether to be movie for kids or adults (don't know too many 18A movies with the Disney endings).Bang on. The two sets of tits you see are solid. That whole teacher scene is solid when she twists her hair back.

Motorcat
12-18-2008, 12:08 PM
Megan Fox as Wonder Woman ...... I gotta see this movie.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3136/3016411181_b61f9f5aa6.jpg?v=0

nyrblue2
12-18-2008, 12:17 PM
Megan Fox as Wonder Woman ...... I gotta see this movie.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3136/3016411181_b61f9f5aa6.jpg?v=0

:headbang:

Farmerbob42
12-19-2008, 06:43 PM
that movie will suck, and im ok with that. ha.

mrtybrodur30
12-19-2008, 07:51 PM
wasnt that whole wonder woman thing with her in it just a fake anyway.

two24four
12-19-2008, 09:47 PM
Mall Cop looks like it should be a funny movie, Kevin James is awesome.

Farmerbob42
12-20-2008, 12:14 PM
wasnt that whole wonder woman thing with her in it just a fake anyway.

guess it is, nothing on imdb about it hah. in a way im happy... but sad too

b_illin
12-20-2008, 01:04 PM
Charlies Wilson's War was a good movie as was mentioned earlier - I quite enjoyed it....laughed a bunch of times (more at the funny absurdity then at scripted jokes).

b_illin would recommend.

heliosj
12-23-2008, 10:05 PM
Milk - 5 out of 5...

Fucking awesome. Inspiring. I'm now officially a Sean Penn fan.

mrtybrodur30
12-23-2008, 10:09 PM
Charlies Wilson's War was a good movie as was mentioned earlier - I quite enjoyed it....laughed a bunch of times (more at the funny absurdity then at scripted jokes).

b_illin would recommend.I saw this and it was a decent movie but i actually enjoyed the history channel documentary about this ALOT more. Obviously its different but it was really good. Only saw it cause someone i know thought they were ordering the movie from Netflix and it turned out to be the documentary haha.

ih8music
12-25-2008, 04:35 AM
Milk - 5 out of 5...

Fucking awesome. Inspiring. I'm now officially a Sean Penn fan.

Spicoli's turned out good.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
12-26-2008, 12:13 AM
Step Brothers had me rolling. I love Will Ferrel, he's such a goober.

Marley and Me was a surprisingly cute little flick if you wanna take your gf/wifey out to a movie.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
12-26-2008, 04:25 AM
also this is old school but I just saw the movie Event Horizon for the first time... and all I can think is.. what the fuck was that crap?

heliosj
12-26-2008, 05:08 AM
also this is old school but I just saw the movie Event Horizon for the first time... and all I can think is.. what the fuck was that crap?:lol: Where we're going, we won't need eyes to see.

:scared:

Spartan
12-26-2008, 08:55 AM
I'm intrigued, if Mickey Rourke can make a comeback this is the role.


YouTube - 'The Wrestler' Movie Trailer

CayugaPosse
01-02-2009, 03:24 AM
I'm intrigued, if Mickey Rourke can make a comeback this is the role.


YouTube - 'The Wrestler' Movie Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u14BC9tBRAA)

Saw that movie in September at the Toronto International Film Festival and it was easily the best I saw there(well, maybe not easily, "Slumdog Millionaire" was fucking incredible too and will probably garner a "Best Picture" nomination)

Anywhoo, ya, The Wrestler is absolutely amazing, and Mickey Rourke is not only going to be nominated for Best Actor, right now he's the HANDS DOWN favourite to win it.

His performance is on par with Daniel Day Lewis in There Will Be Blood last year. Rourke owns the screen for the entire movie.

HABS_FrEaK
01-02-2009, 03:54 AM
Saw that movie in September at the Toronto International Film Festival and it was easily the best I saw there(well, maybe not easily, "Slumdog Millionaire" was fucking incredible too and will probably garner a "Best Picture" nomination)

Anywhoo, ya, The Wrestler is absolutely amazing, and Mickey Rourke is not only going to be nominated for Best Actor, right now he's the HANDS DOWN favourite to win it.

His performance is on par with Daniel Day Lewis in There Will Be Blood last year. Rourke owns the screen for the entire movie.

I don't know about "hands down"...Sean Penn was pretty fucking sick in Milk. I did prefer Rourke though just don't think Penn should be simply pushed aside.

Anyways yeah the Wrestler was an amazing movie, that and Slumdog are probably my 2 favs so far this year. Also looking forward to Frost/Nixon
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alias
01-02-2009, 03:29 PM
I don't go out to watch movies much but the fiancee and I got free tickets. We're debating on what to go and see, it seems theres a lot of real good movies out right now. Its between 7 pounds, valkyrie, the curious case of benjamin button, and doubt. Anybody see any of these? what do you recommend? I think we're leaning towards benjamin button....

b_illin
01-02-2009, 03:49 PM
I don't go out to watch movies much but the fiancee and I got free tickets. We're debating on what to go and see, it seems theres a lot of real good movies out right now. Its between 7 pounds, valkyrie, the curious case of benjamin button, and doubt. Anybody see any of these? what do you recommend? I think we're leaning towards benjamin button....

I hear ben button is really good....o matter who you are, you will cry.

I heard 7 lbs is shite and same with Valkyrie (only person said that though about Valk)...no idea about doubt.

I want to see Grand Torino....it looks AWESOME

Andrew1125
01-02-2009, 06:16 PM
I've heard bad things about Benjamin Button and Seven Pounds, probably going to end up seeing Valkyrie sometime this weekend. I'm surprised everyone is so excited about The Wrestler, the trailer looked like absolute trash.

ih8music
01-02-2009, 07:40 PM
anyone here see Doubt? looks very interesting and I've only read good things about it.

WIS
01-02-2009, 09:07 PM
Seen The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button and it was well worth the three hours. Yes I said three and that's how long it is. So if you're not the type to sit in one spot, have ADD or drink the big gulps then you might have a problem. Otherwise this was an excellent movie and I highly recommend it. It's one of those films that anyone can relate to and it answers some of life's questions so to speak. Will get you thinking as well as entertain you.

Pete's Rating: :beer::beer::beer:/4

jelmhirst12
01-03-2009, 02:20 AM
I saw the movie "Doubt" the other day. Although its about a possible priest/child molestation case, it was actually really good! I know it might sound kinda dumb, and boring, but it was actually really well done!

On Pete's Rating I'd have to give it: :beer::beer::beer:.75 / 4 haha

Edit : I hat8music I guess this answers your question. Yes it was a pretty kickass movie. If you are looking for action there is obviously not going to be much in this film haha, but it did have a couple funny parts, and all in all I thought it was really good! I am normally a movie critic but this one was really well done!

jelmhirst12
01-03-2009, 02:25 AM
Has anyone seen Yes Man or whatever its called with Jim Carrey , or that night story Adam Sandler movie?

Im a huge fan of both of those guys... what you guys think if youve seen em.

heliosj
01-03-2009, 07:55 PM
In The Shadow Of The Moon (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0925248/)

Rating: 4 1/2 out of 5

A documentary.. Great stuff, especially if you're a space buff. A very candid look at the Apollo astronauts. Created by Ron Howard, from Apollo 13 fame (and 100 other things).

CayugaPosse
01-04-2009, 12:10 AM
My top 10 films list, and as someone who watches way more movies than I ever should yearly it should carry at least some weight :

10 - Iron Man

What can you say? Just an amazing popcorn movie with some smart acting and effects. God bless Jon Favreau.

9 - Man On Wire

Documentary about high wire artist Phillipe Petit who in 1974 suspended a cable between the Twin Towers and did a high wire act over it. The best documentary I've ever seen. Ever.

8 - Martyrs

French EXTREME horror film, absolutely shocking to the point of no return. The movie makes Saw, Hostel and whatever look like a Disney movie. Absolutely startling on a level that I can't even describe. It is however, a brilliantly topical horror film that has a resounding message that you can't help but feel when you leave the theater. It was all about enduring suffering and being better for it...it just used the most absolutely shocking and graphic way to showcase that moral...which made it all the more powerful. Brilliant, but absolutely not for the faint of heart.

7 - Curious Case of Benjamin Button

I could probably have done with it being slightly shorter, and yet as I had this discussion with a friend we couldn't think of where the movie could have been shortened. It's very long, and there was a point where I thought the movie was dragging too much. With that said, the overall tale is brilliant. Brilliant script by one of the best screenwriters in Hollywood Eric Roth(Forrest Gump, Ali, Munich, The Good Shepherd)

6 - Milk

Sean Penn gives one of the best acting performances this year. I already said I think Mickey Rourke is heads and shoulders the best and I stand by that...but he was certainly good also. The story was amazing too, I wasn't familiar at all with the story so I was watching something I really had no knowledge of which I suppose made it all the more compelling. Gus Van Sant is brilliant, and directed one of my favourite movies no one ever saw "Elephant", which was a similar work in that it was a societal statement after the wave of school shootings hit the USA. Milk, similarily great.

5 - The Wrestler

Mickey Rourke. Nothing else really needs to be said, for anyone whose seen it, it's a one man show. Sure, Darren Aronofsky made does a great job with it as he usually does with all his other films(Pi, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain). But this is basically all about Mickey Rourke being fucking fantastic and drawing off his own life experiences to tell his story through this character. Unbeleivable performance.

4 - Slumdog Millionaire

I love it to death. Saw it at TIFF along with alot of these movies, and it was absolutely great. Danny Boyle is quickly becoming a star with a few amazing movies under his belt now(Trainspotting, Sunshine, and this).

3 - The Dark Knight

What can you say about a movie that everyone in the world has seen? Nothing. You've seen it. You saw Ledger's performance. You hopefully also noticed how great alot of the supporting cast was, specifically Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent, and Gary Oldman as Commisioner Gordon.

2 - Wall-E

Anyone who doesn't agree doesn't know movies. Wall-E was fucking fantastic. Just absolutely fucking fantastic. I loved every minute of it.

And my number 1, which quite possibly no one here has seen, and if you have I can't imagine you disagreeing :

1 - Låt Den Rätte Komma In(Let The Right One In)

An absolute masterpeice from Sweden. In the absolute ages of movies, since the original Dracula and beyond, there is no movie about Vampires that has ever been this good. To make me say that, to make me put it past every vampire film ever made, I can't even imagine a film doing that, but this did. I can tell you this...if you read informed internet best of 2008 lists, this appears on alot of them, and is usually #1 or #2 or #3, it's absolutely mind boggling how much I loved this movie. It's won 11 Best Film at different Film Festivals around the world. It won't get a sniff at the Oscars which is a goddamn shame especially considering it should hands down win Best Foreign Language Film. It stars two 12 year old kids who develop a relationship, and the girl is a vampire. It's startlingly beautiful, scary without being gory(although there are some shocking scenes). Just a perfectly paced, perfectly done movie. Seek it out, it's so worth it. Lina Leandersson also delivers the best female performance of the year as the girl.

HABS_FrEaK
01-04-2009, 01:36 AM
Great list Cayuga! I definitly have to see let the right one in, its been on pretty much all top 10 lists ive seen.

The ONE thing I didnt like about your post is when you talk about Danny Boyle and mention Sunshine as a good movie.....I fucking hated that movie with a passion.....

Aside from that good list lol
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keyboard
01-04-2009, 01:15 PM
I am shocked Wall-E is that high up on the list. I guess I didn't get it.

Best documentary ever is quite the statement. Power of Nightmares takes the cake for me in that respect.

phaneuf6
01-04-2009, 08:35 PM
Not really a movie per say but has anybody else watched the Planet Earth DVD documentary? Highly recommended for anybody interested in the planet and everything living on it.

keyboard
01-04-2009, 10:02 PM
Not really a movie per say but has anybody else watched the Planet Earth DVD documentary? Highly recommended for anybody interested in the planet and everything living on it.My girlfriend and I tried to watch it but we kept falling asleep.

WIS
01-05-2009, 02:14 PM
I saw the movie "Doubt" the other day. Although its about a possible priest/child molestation case, it was actually really good! I know it might sound kinda dumb, and boring, but it was actually really well done!

On Pete's Rating I'd have to give it: :beer::beer::beer:.75 / 4 haha

Edit : I hat8music I guess this answers your question. Yes it was a pretty kickass movie. If you are looking for action there is obviously not going to be much in this film haha, but it did have a couple funny parts, and all in all I thought it was really good! I am normally a movie critic but this one was really well done!
:D :beer:


4 - Slumdog Millionaire

I love it to death. Saw it at TIFF along with alot of these movies, and it was absolutely great. Danny Boyle is quickly becoming a star with a few amazing movies under his belt now(Trainspotting, Sunshine, and this).


Just watched this the other day and I was really surprised. I really enjoyed it and believe it's a sleeper. Wasn't too fond of the dance number at the end and thought it was rather obscure, but it didn't shake the fact that it was a solid movie.

Pete's rating: :beer::beer::beer:/4

HABS_FrEaK
01-05-2009, 02:17 PM
:D :beer:

Just watched this the other day and I was really surprised. I really enjoyed it and believe it's a sleeper. Wasn't too fond of the dance number at the end and thought it was rather obscure, but it didn't shake the fact that it was a solid movie.

Pete's rating: :beer::beer::beer:/4


I don't know if this is true but I heard somewhere that all Bollywood movies end with a dance number like the one in Slumdog...no matter how serious the movie may be.

Also I wouldn't call it a sleeper, there's HUGE hype around it
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chgorman
01-05-2009, 02:32 PM
Not really a movie per say but has anybody else watched the Planet Earth DVD documentary? Highly recommended for anybody interested in the planet and everything living on it.

It's awesome, especially in HD. The visuals are insane. It's awesome regardless, but if you can see it on BluRay, or in HD on your comp, it's insanely good. My bro got the HD version online for me and I watched it on my imac... looks absolutely sick. Now I'm trying to find it on BluRay so I can watch it - and Blue Planet - on my big screen. Was hoping I'd get both sets on BluRay for xmas, but it didn't happen.

I can see what Kam is saying - David Attenborough's (sp?) voice has that put-you-to-sleep quality to it (or whoever it is that does the narration), and there isn't a lot of 'action' to get excited about, but it IS a documentary series, and it's pretty awesome if you're into that stuff. All the BBC nature docs are pretty amazing. I'm just starting in on the Blue Planet series now (on DVD unfortunately, borrowed it from the FIL, and he only has the DVD version), and it's as good as Planet Earth so far, other than the fact that I couldn't get it in HD... booo.

I'd highly recommend the Planet Earth and Blue Planet series to anybody, even if you're not normally into docs, and even if you can't see it in HD. They're pretty cool IMO.

Farmerbob42
01-05-2009, 02:32 PM
hopefully with the wrestler's succes they'll finally release Killshot http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443559/ I've wanted to see the money since the preview on the Lucky number slevin dvd.

b_illin
01-05-2009, 04:25 PM
hopefully with the wrestler's succes they'll finally release Killshot http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443559/ I've wanted to see the money since the preview on the Lucky number slevin dvd.

They are..in the link you posted it says it will be out late this month.

nyrblue2
01-06-2009, 12:54 PM
It's awesome, especially in HD. The visuals are insane. It's awesome regardless, but if you can see it on BluRay, or in HD on your comp, it's insanely good. My bro got the HD version online for me and I watched it on my imac... looks absolutely sick. Now I'm trying to find it on BluRay so I can watch it - and Blue Planet - on my big screen. Was hoping I'd get both sets on BluRay for xmas, but it didn't happen.

I can see what Kam is saying - David Attenborough's (sp?) voice has that put-you-to-sleep quality to it (or whoever it is that does the narration), and there isn't a lot of 'action' to get excited about, but it IS a documentary series, and it's pretty awesome if you're into that stuff. All the BBC nature docs are pretty amazing. I'm just starting in on the Blue Planet series now (on DVD unfortunately, borrowed it from the FIL, and he only has the DVD version), and it's as good as Planet Earth so far, other than the fact that I couldn't get it in HD... booo.

I'd highly recommend the Planet Earth and Blue Planet series to anybody, even if you're not normally into docs, and even if you can't see it in HD. They're pretty cool IMO.
Ditto. I've seen all the Planet Earth episodes and it's awesome. But for those who don't like Discovery Channel, Science Channel, TLC, NatGeo, etc., it may not be for you.

BTW - the American version (TV only - I think the DVD is the male narrator) was "re-narrated" by Sigourney Weaver.

b_illin
01-06-2009, 01:24 PM
Ditto. I've seen all the Planet Earth episodes and it's awesome. But for those who don't like Discovery Channel, Science Channel, TLC, NatGeo, etc., it may not be for you.

BTW - the American version (TV only - I think the DVD is the male narrator) was "re-narrated" by Sigourney Weaver.

Her voice annoys me greatly...2 hrs of her narrating would suck giant testicles.

Farmerbob42
01-06-2009, 11:47 PM
They are..in the link you posted it says it will be out late this month.

o nice, didnt even read it, so used to it not coming out


And i cant wait for Inglorious Bastards. WWII and tarintino hah, should be interesting

CayugaPosse
01-07-2009, 01:33 AM
o nice, didnt even read it, so used to it not coming out


And i cant wait for Inglorious Bastards. WWII and tarintino hah, should be interesting

I've read the script for it. Script wise it's the best thing he's written since Pulp Fiction. It's an amazing script.

Spartan
01-09-2009, 11:02 PM
Catching up on some older movies. Which is better Blood Diamond or Flags of our Fathers?

jelmhirst12
01-09-2009, 11:20 PM
Catching up on some older movies. Which is better Blood Diamond or Flags of our Fathers?

Blood Diamond hands down. I thought it was a very well executed movie.

CayugaPosse
01-10-2009, 07:16 AM
Blood Diamond hands down. I thought it was a very well executed movie.

Okay, let's play point counter point then, because I disagree, sort of.

If you just want those 2 movies, then ya, Blood Diamond is better than Flags of Our Fathers.

HOWEVER...if you watch Flags of Our Fathers as it was intended, with it's "sister" movie, "Letters from Iwo Jima", then hands down it's the 2 movies.

Flags of Our Fathers was decent enough, deffinitely a good movie. But Letters from Iwo Jima was in my opinion the best movie of 2006. I actually want to go one step further and say Letters From Iwo Jima may be one of the best things Clint Eastwood ever gave us.

Flags of Our Fathers was a fairly standard wartime epic. Letters from Iwo Jima was the flip of the script. Instead of the Americans as heroes, it shows the Japanese side of the war. All in Japanese, all Japanese actors, and some absolutely fantastic, powerful images that no film maker has really ever had the guts to show. It's easy to wave a flag and show American patriots in war...and show the opposition as villains. It's ballsy to show them as human beings too. It's ballsy to show the Japanese people standing off in the distance watching the flag be planted in that iconic shot of American patriotism, and see the Japenese soldiers who were defeated sitting below crying and have it presented as a moment you're supposed to feel sorry for them in.

Blood Diamond was great also...but really, Letters From Iwo Jima I thought was just fucking fantastic. I recommend Flags/Letters over Blood Diamond.

Spartan
01-10-2009, 08:13 AM
Thanks guys, Blood Diamond was fantastic. Leo is becoming one of my favorite actors.

I did see Letters and loved it, just never caught Flags. With little kids I just never have time for movies, sorry for being three years behind.:$

Dexter
01-10-2009, 05:23 PM
if you like sci-fi, techno-jargon and don't need your hand to be held while you follow the plot...

then check out "Primer". it's low-budget (sub-$7000) but I found it fantastic.

"PRIMER is set in the industrial park/suburban tract-home fringes of an unnamed contemporary city where two young engineers, Abe and Aaron, are members of a small group of men who work by day for a large corporation while conducting extracurricular experiments on their own time in a garage. While tweaking their current project, a device that reduces the apparent mass of any object placed inside it by blocking gravitational pull, they accidentally discover that it has some highly unexpected capabilities--ones that could enable them to do and to have seemingly anything they want. Taking advantage of this unique opportunity is the first challenge they face. Dealing with the consequences is the next."

Farmerbob42
01-11-2009, 08:45 PM
yeh that movie is sweet

b_illin
01-11-2009, 10:12 PM
Catching up on some older movies. Which is better Blood Diamond or Flags of our Fathers?

Blood Diamond...I was disappointed by Flags tbh...the Japanese perspective one was better in my opinion

Hamsterkill
01-11-2009, 10:58 PM
I don't know why I keep watching the new Saws expecting the writers to learn their lesson... sigh...

WIS
01-11-2009, 11:26 PM
Slumdog Millionaire goes home huge from the Golden Globes tonight winning
Best Motion Picture


Best Director


Best Screenplay


Best Original Score

WIS
01-12-2009, 01:17 AM
I don't know if this is true but I heard somewhere that all Bollywood movies end with a dance number like the one in Slumdog...no matter how serious the movie may be.

Also I wouldn't call it a sleeper, there's HUGE hype around it
Maybe you wouldn't, but all the shows are calling it that and nobody expected it to 1) do so well at the box office and 2) win so many rewards (see below)

Slumdog Millionaire goes home huge from the Golden Globes tonight winning
Best Motion Picture


Best Director


Best Screenplay


Best Original Score

HABS_FrEaK
01-12-2009, 05:16 AM
Maybe you wouldn't, but all the shows are calling it that and nobody expected it to 1) do so well at the box office and 2) win so many rewards (see below)

I guess it depends on what your definition of a sleeper is...its at the top of all the critics lists for best movie of 08 and with a score of 94% on RT it's hardly a sleeper.

I fully expected it to win best picture and would have been VERY surprised if it didn't...and I'm not saying that because I personally think it should win (not that I don't either) but with all the buzz its getting it was an obvious favorite to win.

Also if you compare it with the other nominees none of them have gotten anywhere near as much hype as Slumdog. In fact the only other nominee that even comes close review wise is Frost/Nixon but it didn't get no where near as much hype


To me the big story of these golden globes is Kate Winslet winning both best Actress AND best supporting actress! Now that is really impressive. Especially considering that despite the fact she is an amazing actress and had been nominated many times for both the Oscars and The Globes she had never won.

Other highlights of the show were Tina Fey calling out internet msg board posters that called her out saying she shouldnt win, I thought that was pretty funny. Also I looked it up and the users she mentions are actual users that post on a golden globe msg board. And the funniest part of the show to me was easilly Rainn Wilson AKA Dwight Schrute coming on with some girl from Gosip Girl to present an award and say "Hi we're TV actors" :lol:...may not seem funny reading it but in the momment it was hilarious lol
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b_illin
01-12-2009, 07:02 PM
Anyone seen Gran Torino? It looks tres rock & roll.

HABS_FrEaK
01-12-2009, 08:28 PM
Anyone seen Gran Torino? It looks tres rock & roll.

It's very good, Eastwood is amazing. The one problem I had with it is that Eastwood used a lot of actors with little to no experience and it really showed in some scenes. Especially when you compare them to Eastwood in the same scene. I would definitely recommend it though.
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WIS
01-12-2009, 11:10 PM
I guess it depends on what your definition of a sleeper is...its at the top of all the critics lists for best movie of 08 and with a score of 94% on RT it's hardly a sleeper.

I fully expected it to win best picture and would have been VERY surprised if it didn't...and I'm not saying that because I personally think it should win (not that I don't either) but with all the buzz its getting it was an obvious favorite to win.

Also if you compare it with the other nominees none of them have gotten anywhere near as much hype as Slumdog. In fact the only other nominee that even comes close review wise is Frost/Nixon but it didn't get no where near as much hype


To me the big story of these golden globes is Kate Winslet winning both best Actress AND best supporting actress! Now that is really impressive. Especially considering that despite the fact she is an amazing actress and had been nominated many times for both the Oscars and The Globes she had never won.

Other highlights of the show were Tina Fey calling out internet msg board posters that called her out saying she shouldnt win, I thought that was pretty funny. Also I looked it up and the users she mentions are actual users that post on a golden globe msg board. And the funniest part of the show to me was easilly Rainn Wilson AKA Dwight Schrute coming on with some girl from Gosip Girl to present an award and say "Hi we're TV actors" :lol:...may not seem funny reading it but in the momment it was hilarious lol
I guess it does depend on the definition. I'm saying it's a sleeper because nobody thought it would do this good INCLUDING the guys that made it. They even stated that on the Golden Globes. Plus, there was no hype concerning this film until it was viewed by the critics and the general public.

HABS_FrEaK
01-12-2009, 11:33 PM
I guess it does depend on the definition. I'm saying it's a sleeper because nobody thought it would do this good INCLUDING the guys that made it. They even stated that on the Golden Globes. Plus, there was no hype concerning this film until it was viewed by the critics and the general public.

Well I guess it's a sleeper in that way but what I'm saying is that it wasn't a sleeper going into the Golden Globes yesterday
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WIS
01-13-2009, 12:22 AM
Well I guess it's a sleeper in that way but what I'm saying is that it wasn't a sleeper going into the Golden Globes yesterday
Oh hell no. I mentioned it as a sleeper before the Golden Globes, but even then it was receiving hype.

heliosj
01-19-2009, 01:51 PM
Talk To Me -- a story about Ralph Waldo "Petey" Greene, Jr, a radio DJ and advocate in the 1960's and 70's. I happened to catch this on HBO the other day, very well done movie. Don Cheadle does an amazing job conveying the emotions of the late 1960's and the pressure of his success.

Most certainly worth putting in your Netflix queue or DVRing it from HBO. :yes:

I'd give it a 4 out of 5.

Andrew1125
01-22-2009, 06:24 PM
Does anybody have expectations for Angels & Demons? I know it's months away, but that was a fantastic book. I thought the film version of Davinci Code sucked though so I'm not sure if I should be getting my hopes up for this one.

two24four
02-03-2009, 02:32 PM
Went and saw Mall Cop last night, it was ok, no bad, but also not great, had it's funny and corney parts to it.

CayugaPosse
02-03-2009, 05:40 PM
Does anybody have expectations for Angels & Demons? I know it's months away, but that was a fantastic book. I thought the film version of Davinci Code sucked though so I'm not sure if I should be getting my hopes up for this one.

It is written by Akiva Goldsman which is a really bad sign.

For those who don't know, Akiva Goldsman is the highest paid script writer anywhere in the world...and his film reel is nothing but absolutely disasterous abominations of movies coupled with a few brilliant movies.

The brilliant ones he wrote : Cinderella Man and A Beautiful Mind.

On the flip side, when he is bad, he is really, really, really fucking bad : Batman Forever, Batman and Robin, I, Robot, I Am Legend, The Da Vinci Code, as well as producing Constantine and Mindhunters(one of the worst movies ever).

I'd like to hope because Angels and Demons is a brilliant book, but given Akiva's resume, I have very, very little hope.

ih8music
02-03-2009, 05:46 PM
On the flip side, when he is bad, he is really, really, really fucking bad : Batman Forever, Batman and Robin, I, Robot, I Am Legend, The Da Vinci Code, as well as producing Constantine and Mindhunters(one of the worst movies ever).

wow - I wouldn't put I, Robot or I Am Legend on my all-time faves list, but I also don't think they're nearly as terrible as "really, really, really fucking bad" :lol:

WIS
02-04-2009, 03:14 AM
wow - I wouldn't put I, Robot or I Am Legend on my all-time faves list, but I also don't think they're nearly as terrible as "really, really, really fucking bad" :lol:
Ditto here. Easy Cayuga.

Hamsterkill
02-04-2009, 03:52 AM
I actually didn't mind Constantine either.

HABS_FrEaK
02-04-2009, 03:57 PM
yeah aside from the 2 Batman movies none are "really, really, really fucking bad", and maybe Mindhunters, I don't really remember that one
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chgorman
02-04-2009, 04:32 PM
Rented Death Race a couple weekends ago... effing awesome! Loved it! If you're in the mood for some high octane, mindless action, and/or you like Jason Statham, this movie kicks ass. Action sequences were ridiculous (in a good way). I thoroughly enjoyed it. If you're looking for an intellectual movie with a strong script, a well developed plot and good acting, this is DEFINITELY not the movie for you, but if you're feeling like not having to think about the movie too much and just want to sit back, burn a J and watch some crazy intense action with some awesome visuals, you should see Death Race. I liken it to The Running Man, but on wheels. If you liked The Running Man, you'll probably like Death Race. The plot/storyline had almost a video game feel to it, which should appease some of you gamers out there.

two24four
02-04-2009, 05:50 PM
Rented Death Race a couple weekends ago... effing awesome! Loved it! If you're in the mood for some high octane, mindless action, and/or you like Jason Statham, this movie kicks ass. Action sequences were ridiculous (in a good way). I thoroughly enjoyed it. If you're looking for an intellectual movie with a strong script, a well developed plot and good acting, this is DEFINITELY not the movie for you, but if you're feeling like not having to think about the movie too much and just want to sit back, burn a J and watch some crazy intense action with some awesome visuals, you should see Death Race. I liken it to The Running Man, but on wheels. If you liked The Running Man, you'll probably like Death Race. The plot/storyline had almost a video game feel to it, which should appease some of you gamers out there.

Agreed, we also rented this movie a few weeks ago, I also loved it alot, great movie. It's just like watching a video game like you said, I thought that as well.

HABS_FrEaK
02-04-2009, 08:40 PM
Agreed, we also rented this movie a few weeks ago, I also loved it alot, great movie. It's just like watching a video game like you said, I thought that as well.

Actually I'm pretty sure the original Death Race inspired the "Carmagedon" series
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CayugaPosse
02-04-2009, 10:26 PM
I, Robot was one gigantic wank-off product placement for 100 minutes.

As for I Am Legend, am I being too hard on it? Not in my mind, because Akiva Goldsman pissed on the ending of the novel by changing it to make a different ending that not only sucked but made NO SENSE with the movie and the fucking message it's supposed to send.

If you've never read the novel, first of all, there are no other humans. And secondly, in the end Will Smith's character realizes that the zombies are rationally thinking creatures and an evolution of man(this is hinted at all throughout the book and the movie by them laying traps and shit), and then realizes that he's the monster of the story, he's kidnapping and killing dozens of them to try and "cure" them when they don't need a cure, they've just evolved. And after he makes that realization, he breaks down, says "I am legend", and shoots himself in the head.

Maybe if they didn't molest the ending and most of the story, I'd say it was great actually because Will Smith was completely engrossing in the lead while he was the only human...it was funny and well shot...but when you take a story with a real message that's fairly profound, and piss on it to create some Hollywood trash with a family randomly showing up, and make it into an absurd zombie movie, ya, I'll gladly say it's a peice of shit.

HABS_FrEaK
02-04-2009, 11:08 PM
I, Robot was one gigantic wank-off product placement for 100 minutes.

As for I Am Legend, am I being too hard on it? Not in my mind, because Akiva Goldsman pissed on the ending of the novel by changing it to make a different ending that not only sucked but made NO SENSE with the movie and the fucking message it's supposed to send.

If you've never read the novel, first of all, there are no other humans. And secondly, in the end Will Smith's character realizes that the zombies are rationally thinking creatures and an evolution of man(this is hinted at all throughout the book and the movie by them laying traps and shit), and then realizes that he's the monster of the story, he's kidnapping and killing dozens of them to try and "cure" them when they don't need a cure, they've just evolved. And after he makes that realization, he breaks down, says "I am legend", and shoots himself in the head.

Maybe if they didn't molest the ending and most of the story, I'd say it was great actually because Will Smith was completely engrossing in the lead while he was the only human...it was funny and well shot...but when you take a story with a real message that's fairly profound, and piss on it to create some Hollywood trash with a family randomly showing up, and make it into an absurd zombie movie, ya, I'll gladly say it's a peice of shit.


Well in his defense the original ending was closer to the one in the book, still wasn't half as good but at least it still had the realization that he is actually the monster in the story. This ending can be found on youtube for those who haven't seen it.

But I do agree that overall the end to that movie is terrible but the first half keeps it from being total shit.

Also I, Robot was entertaining for a pop corn action movie...
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Hamsterkill
02-04-2009, 11:11 PM
There is no movie that is as good its book was. It is simply impossible to do. I've learned to separate them in my head.

WIS
02-04-2009, 11:20 PM
I, Robot was one gigantic wank-off product placement for 100 minutes.

As for I Am Legend, am I being too hard on it? Not in my mind, because Akiva Goldsman pissed on the ending of the novel by changing it to make a different ending that not only sucked but made NO SENSE with the movie and the fucking message it's supposed to send.

If you've never read the novel, first of all, there are no other humans. And secondly, in the end Will Smith's character realizes that the zombies are rationally thinking creatures and an evolution of man(this is hinted at all throughout the book and the movie by them laying traps and shit), and then realizes that he's the monster of the story, he's kidnapping and killing dozens of them to try and "cure" them when they don't need a cure, they've just evolved. And after he makes that realization, he breaks down, says "I am legend", and shoots himself in the head.

Maybe if they didn't molest the ending and most of the story, I'd say it was great actually because Will Smith was completely engrossing in the lead while he was the only human...it was funny and well shot...but when you take a story with a real message that's fairly profound, and piss on it to create some Hollywood trash with a family randomly showing up, and make it into an absurd zombie movie, ya, I'll gladly say it's a peice of shit.
That is a way better ending, I'll give you that.

Well in his defense the original ending was closer to the one in the book, still wasn't half as good but at least it still had the realization that he is actually the monster in the story. This ending can be found on youtube for those who haven't seen it.

But I do agree that overall the end to that movie is terrible but the first half keeps it from being total shit.

Also I, Robot was entertaining for a pop corn action movie...
I viewed those two movies like that. Maybe that's why I liked them because they succeeded in that aspect.

There is no movie that is as good its book was. It is simply impossible to do. I've learned to separate them in my head.
:yes:

keyboard
02-04-2009, 11:39 PM
There is no movie that is as good its book was. It is simply impossible to do. I've learned to separate them in my head.Green Mile.

ih8music
02-04-2009, 11:49 PM
Green Mile.

Funny, I was going to mention The Shawshank Redemption.

Farmerbob42
02-05-2009, 12:18 PM
yeh, i've refused to see I am Legend because of that. i want to maintain the purity of the book.

keyboard
02-05-2009, 02:25 PM
Funny, I was going to mention The Shawshank Redemption.You actually think the movie was better? The movie was a lame cop out on so many of the intense scenes that made the story awesome. How the warden bribed the one guy who could prove his innocence was a huge part of the story, and in the movie they took him out to the yard and... shot him?

How about the fact it wasn't a man who was bothering him but a group of men (the Queens, I think) who were going to rape him but he threatened to chomp off one of their dicks so they beat him within an inch of his life.

Those are only two of a half dozen examples that come to mind.

Edit: Let me clarify by saying the movie was great but the novel was much, much better.

Andrew1125
02-05-2009, 04:22 PM
I thought Shawshank Redemption and Green Mile both really did the books justice. You're right about the bribe scene in Shawshank, but other than that I don't think there was anything they really messed up on. Any other changes from the story weren't devastating.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rita_Hayworth_and_Shawshank_Redemption#Differences _between_the_novella_and_movie

nyrblue2
02-05-2009, 04:41 PM
Well in his defense the original ending was closer to the one in the book, still wasn't half as good but at least it still had the realization that he is actually the monster in the story. This ending can be found on youtube for those who haven't seen it.
I haven't read the book, but I have seen the original ending. Even from the standpoint of someone who didn't really know anything about the book/story, I found the original (deleted) ending to be much, much better.

ih8music
02-05-2009, 04:44 PM
I thought Shawshank Redemption and Green Mile both really did the books justice. You're right about the bribe scene in Shawshank, but other than that I don't think there was anything they really messed up on. Any other changes from the story weren't devastating.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rita_Hayworth_and_Shawshank_Redemption#Differences _between_the_novella_and_movie

Yeah, I was going to write the same thing - those changes didn't materially alter the story in my opinion, and when you factor in the great acting performances all around and nice pacing/telling of the story, i still think it's a great movie.

but this probably goes back to the point i think hamsterkill was trying to make - that books are so richly detailed that stuff inevitably has to be changed/dropped alltogether to keep the movie under 2-3 hrs and still make sense. so if they drop/change something that really moved you in the original story, you'll think it makes movie weak... even if including things verbatim from the book might have actually made it worse.

Hamsterkill
02-05-2009, 04:51 PM
but this probably goes back to the point i think hamsterkill was trying to make - that books are so richly detailed that stuff inevitably has to be changed/dropped alltogether to keep the movie under 2-3 hrs and still make sense. so if they drop/change something that really moved you in the original story, you'll think it makes movie weak... even if including things verbatim from the book might have actually made it worse.
That's the basic idea. For comparison, I've heard news that HBO is considering making the "A Song of Ice and Fire" book series into a TV series with each book taking one whole season.

Also of note is the currently airing TV adaptation of Terry Goodkind's "The Sword of Truth" series in the form the show "Legend of the Seeker". I've not read the books, but my roommate tells me that that the series horribly distorts the story. I still manage to find the series enjoyable because I have not read the books. This shows another issue whenever there is a book -> film transition. Unless the author of the book is also the writer and director of the film version, there will inevitably be distortions of 'what is most important' due to the fact the the film comes from a second hand interpretation of the book.

Basically, the idea is that the film version of a book is kind of like having another person explain the story of a book they read to you; and more often than not changing it in places to make it sound more exciting.

b_illin
02-05-2009, 04:58 PM
Well in his defense the original ending was closer to the one in the book, still wasn't half as good but at least it still had the realization that he is actually the monster in the story. This ending can be found on youtube for those who haven't seen it.

But I do agree that overall the end to that movie is terrible but the first half keeps it from being total shit.

Also I, Robot was entertaining for a pop corn action movie...

Is it only like 30 seconds? I saw an alternative ending, but it was super short...

HABS_FrEaK
02-05-2009, 10:50 PM
Is it only like 30 seconds? I saw an alternative ending, but it was super short...


no...actually theres a bunch of fakes on youtube, i'll try and find the good one and post it

Edit: kinda shitty quality but better than nothing


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm7CxqJE2ZQ
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b_illin
02-06-2009, 12:02 PM
no...actually theres a bunch of fakes on youtube, i'll try and find the good one and post it

Edit: kinda shitty quality but better than nothing


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm7CxqJE2ZQ

I have not read the book, but that was a WAY better ending. I really see (with the camera work) how he realizes he is a monster (with all the pics of zombies he's done tests on in the background)

THanks dude!!

CayugaPosse
02-06-2009, 09:36 PM
I have not read the book, but that was a WAY better ending. I really see (with the camera work) how he realizes he is a monster (with all the pics of zombies he's done tests on in the background)

THanks dude!!

Right, I actually knew they filmed this scene...and although there isn't supposed to be a family there(there were no other humans in the book), and Will Smith doesn't kill himself, the ending still worked and delivered the message of the book, so it worked.

However, after it was shown to one test screening of 30 some odd people and some of them didn't like the ending, Akiva and Francis Lawrence(the director) decided to scrap it and start over with more commercial ending.

phaneuf6
02-06-2009, 10:30 PM
Just watched The Dark Knight 2 nights in a row and I have to say Heath Ledger was amazing. It's sad to think that'll be the last piece of work he's ever in. :(

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02-15-2009, 07:11 PM
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Huge MGS fan and honestly I dont see how this makes sense...A Britain playing and trying to sound like an American character? Dont see how that is possible but hey, hes the professional. i guess he can pull it off since he did well in batman

canuckthug
02-15-2009, 07:41 PM
Just watched Gran Torino. The clint eastwood flick. Im sure somebody mentioned something about it but im gonna say it was a good movie (too).


:beer:

Farmerbob42
02-15-2009, 08:29 PM
just saw pineapple express. kinda different from what i thought it was gonna be. Some funny parts but some scenes just went on waaay too long and some really slow parts. i guess its the cool thing, like vaughn, stiller, wilson, etc. to be in everyone's movies cos apatow seems to have his crew as a lot of the same actors as in, noticed most from, superbad and other stuff he's done. I dont think it works as well when you try to jam an actor into a certain role, but meih.

Hamsterkill
02-15-2009, 09:20 PM
Just saw The International. Very disappointing flick. Felt almost like a made-for-TV movie.

WIS
02-15-2009, 09:28 PM
Just saw The International. Very disappointing flick. Felt almost like a made-for-TV movie.
REally? What was so bad about it? Low quality?

Hamsterkill
02-15-2009, 09:37 PM
REally? What was so bad about it? Low quality?
The plot didn't seem to go anywhere. The characters were dry. It just felt like a movie without a purpose and hardly any action.

WIS
02-15-2009, 09:39 PM
The plot didn't seem to go anywhere. The characters were dry. It just felt like a movie without a purpose and hardly any action.
Damn. I was planning to see that this week. What did other people think?

Hamsterkill
02-15-2009, 09:44 PM
Damn. I was planning to see that this week. What did other people think?
I went with 3 other guys.
Friend 1:"I'd rather have been reading my book." (He was 2/3 through the Black Jewels trilogy)

Friend 2:"That was a movie I'd have pirated rather than paid to see."

Friend 3:"I thought it was alright."

EDIT: Jeff might like it, since it has that 'banks are taking over the world' theme.

CayugaPosse
02-15-2009, 11:35 PM
Just watched The Dark Knight 2 nights in a row and I have to say Heath Ledger was amazing. It's sad to think that'll be the last piece of work he's ever in. :(

Interesting note, that statement is not true.

He will be appearing in a movie that will be released hopefully this year, if not deffinitely in 2010.

Not only any movie either, the new Terry Gilliam movie. One of the geniouses behind the Monty Python movies(he directed them and co-wrote them), who also did 12 Monkeys and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

The movie is called "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus". It's the movie he was filming when he died, and Terry Gilliam has decided to keep him in the movie and use the scenes he had filmed already, and re-work the story around him not being able to shoot any more scenes. So, the character he plays : "Tony", will, as they travel through different dimensions, change appearances and take on other forms...so Terry re-cast "Tony" 3 more times, so Heath's work in the movie will be concluded by Colin Farrell, Jude Law and Johnny Depp.

The cast of this movie reads like a whose who of good acting, so I have rediculously high hopes for it, between Jude Law, Colin Farrell, Heath Ledger and Johnny Depp all playing one character, and the role of Dr.Parnassus being the brilliant Christopher Plummer.

Hamsterkill
02-16-2009, 12:15 AM
I dunno, Gilliam's masterpiece was supposed to be Tideland... and that really wasn't that great... Gilliam seemed to have peaked with Fear and Loathing.

Gilliam co-directed only Holy Grail and Meaning of Life. Life of Brian was directed solely by Terry Jones.

To be honest, The Adventures of Baron von Munchausen remains my favorite Gilliam movie.

CayugaPosse
02-16-2009, 12:51 AM
I dunno, Gilliam's masterpiece was supposed to be Tideland... and that really wasn't that great... Gilliam seemed to have peaked with Fear and Loathing.

Gilliam co-directed only Holy Grail and Meaning of Life. Life of Brian was directed solely by Terry Jones.

To be honest, The Adventures of Baron von Munchausen remains my favorite Gilliam movie.

It'll be interesting to see because I agree with alot of that(except Fear and Loathing remains my favourite Gilliam movie, even over The Baron), but he's still a talented guy, and with this cast if he strikes out again he's going to catch alot of heat for it.

Tideland wasn't bad, but it certainly wasn't great.

b_illin
02-16-2009, 01:56 PM
Interesting note, that statement is not true.

He will be appearing in a movie that will be released hopefully this year, if not deffinitely in 2010.

Not only any movie either, the new Terry Gilliam movie. One of the geniouses behind the Monty Python movies(he directed them and co-wrote them), who also did 12 Monkeys and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

The movie is called "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus". It's the movie he was filming when he died, and Terry Gilliam has decided to keep him in the movie and use the scenes he had filmed already, and re-work the story around him not being able to shoot any more scenes. So, the character he plays : "Tony", will, as they travel through different dimensions, change appearances and take on other forms...so Terry re-cast "Tony" 3 more times, so Heath's work in the movie will be concluded by Colin Farrell, Jude Law and Johnny Depp.

The cast of this movie reads like a whose who of good acting, so I have rediculously high hopes for it, between Jude Law, Colin Farrell, Heath Ledger and Johnny Depp all playing one character, and the role of Dr.Parnassus being the brilliant Christopher Plummer.

I don't know about that - it's reads like a who's who of popular actors, not good ones (Depp is alright)

CayugaPosse
02-16-2009, 02:55 PM
I don't know about that - it's reads like a who's who of popular actors, not good ones (Depp is alright)

Christopher Plummer is a genious. Johnny Depp is fairly strong. Colin Farrell given the right material can be fucking amazing(case in point, his Golden Globe winning performance in In Bruges). Jude Law? He was good earlier in his career(The Talented Mr Ripley, Road To Perdition, The Aviator). And we know what Heath brings.

b_illin
02-16-2009, 02:59 PM
I love how Heath Ledger is now a 'great actor' based on one performance (maybe two if you count Brokeback...never saw it though, so hard to say). Not trying to start the debate up again so just ignore this, but I find it funny all the same.

Andrew1125
02-16-2009, 03:25 PM
Interesting note, that statement is not true.

He will be appearing in a movie that will be released hopefully this year, if not deffinitely in 2010.

Not only any movie either, the new Terry Gilliam movie. One of the geniouses behind the Monty Python movies(he directed them and co-wrote them), who also did 12 Monkeys and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

The movie is called "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus". It's the movie he was filming when he died, and Terry Gilliam has decided to keep him in the movie and use the scenes he had filmed already, and re-work the story around him not being able to shoot any more scenes. So, the character he plays : "Tony", will, as they travel through different dimensions, change appearances and take on other forms...so Terry re-cast "Tony" 3 more times, so Heath's work in the movie will be concluded by Colin Farrell, Jude Law and Johnny Depp.

The cast of this movie reads like a whose who of good acting, so I have rediculously high hopes for it, between Jude Law, Colin Farrell, Heath Ledger and Johnny Depp all playing one character, and the role of Dr.Parnassus being the brilliant Christopher Plummer.
Sounds awesome. 12 Monkeys and Fear & Loathing were amazing, and I've never been disappointed by a Depp or Ledger flick (same can't be said for Farrell). Wikipedia says the projected release date is June 6.

CayugaPosse
02-16-2009, 05:04 PM
I love how Heath Ledger is now a 'great actor' based on one performance (maybe two if you count Brokeback...never saw it though, so hard to say). Not trying to start the debate up again so just ignore this, but I find it funny all the same.

Heath was always a pretty great actor, whether you like the movies, his turns in The Patriot, Monster's Ball, Lords of Dogtown and a few others I can't think of, as well as obviously his Oscar nominated role in Brokeback Mountain and now obviously The Joker.

b_illin
02-16-2009, 05:40 PM
Heath was always a pretty great actor, whether you like the movies, his turns in The Patriot, Monster's Ball, Lords of Dogtown and a few others I can't think of, as well as obviously his Oscar nominated role in Brokeback Mountain and now obviously The Joker.

I'm not saying he's bad, I'm just saying he's not as great as some make him out to be. Maybe he could have been..but he wasn't from what I saw.

HABS_FrEaK
02-16-2009, 05:52 PM
Just saw The International. Very disappointing flick. Felt almost like a made-for-TV movie.

I'm honestly not that surprised. It reminded me a lot of a bunch of movies that came out in the last few years that had great trailers but ended up being really boring. It seems like some of the movies get more time spent on cutting a solid trailer than the actual movie.

Kinda like Vantage Point, looked so cool in the trailer but man was it boring.


Edit: Also the Gillian movie sounds really interesting. I love the way he worked around heath ledger's death.
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Hamsterkill
02-16-2009, 07:06 PM
Sounds awesome. 12 Monkeys and Fear & Loathing were amazing, and I've never been disappointed by a Depp or Ledger flick (same can't be said for Farrell). Wikipedia says the projected release date is June 6.
You have obviously never seen The Libertine. Many would say The Brothers Grimm (Gilliam and Ledger) was a disappointing film too.

EDIT: Not saying they'll be bad in this one... just saying everyone has a disappointing film out there.

Hamsterkill
02-16-2009, 07:19 PM
I'm honestly not that surprised. It reminded me a lot of a bunch of movies that came out in the last few years that had great trailers but ended up being really boring. It seems like some of the movies get more time spent on cutting a solid trailer than the actual movie.
Wow, I just watched the trailer for it for the first time now (after seeing the movie). The trailer definitely implies there's WAY more action in it than there really is.

Farmerbob42
02-19-2009, 11:11 AM
for gilliam is 12 monkeys for me, love that movie. Anyone else feel that pitt's acting has been underated and he got the label of a pretty boy?

WIS
02-19-2009, 01:52 PM
The plot didn't seem to go anywhere. The characters were dry. It just felt like a movie without a purpose and hardly any action.
I ended up seeing it and totally disagree. I think it has to do with what you're interested in because I heard sarcastic remarks from people in the theater. I hate how a movie has to have action in it for it to be good. This one has plenty and it is engaging. At no point was I disinterested in the film. Of course this is just my opinion and I like these conspiracy theory movies.

Pete's Rating: :beer::beer:1/2 //4

Hamsterkill
02-19-2009, 02:17 PM
I don't mind conspiracy movies... but they still need to have at least one of the three elements of a good movie done well -- plot, characters, or action. The International looked like it was trying and failing to have all three, at least from my standpoint.

WIS
02-19-2009, 02:24 PM
I don't mind conspiracy movies... but they still need to have at least one of the three elements of a good movie done well -- plot, characters, or action. The International looked like it was trying and failing to have all three, at least from my standpoint.
The plot was as any movie so I don't know about that, I'll give you the characters as there weren't that many and the action was sufficient. I believe that in this day and age if there isn't more than half of the movie filled with action the general public will not like it. I don't get it.

habsfan1
02-19-2009, 06:34 PM
There is no movie that is as good its book was. It is simply impossible to do. I've learned to separate them in my head.

Not really a movie, but Band of Brothers is just as good as Stephen Ambrose's book, in my opinion.

HABS_FrEaK
02-20-2009, 02:15 AM
for gilliam is 12 monkeys for me, love that movie. Anyone else feel that pitt's acting has been underated and he got the label of a pretty boy?


100 times agree!!

I use to not like Pitt because of his pretty boy status but if you look at the movies he's done he's had quite the impressive career

Snatch
Seven
Burn after reading
Benjamin button
Jesse James
Oceans
Babel
Fight Club
12 monkeys
and his very small role in True romance was great


now that list is fucking impressive
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Hamsterkill
02-20-2009, 02:55 AM
Personally, I consider Seven Years in Tibet and Legends of the Fall to be his best work.

nyrblue2
02-20-2009, 08:47 AM
He was great in Meet Joe Black, as well.

mrtybrodur30
02-20-2009, 10:27 AM
My fav movie with Pitt is Spy Game. Love that movie.

b_illin
02-20-2009, 11:21 AM
Personally, I consider Seven Years in Tibet and Legends of the Fall to be his best work.

x 2

HABS_FrEaK
02-20-2009, 10:59 PM
Personally, I consider Seven Years in Tibet and Legends of the Fall to be his best work.

Never seen either of them, i'll have to check them out
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jelmhirst12
02-20-2009, 11:05 PM
I just saw "Zach and Miri Make a Porno."
I thought it was actually really funny, and turned into a bit of a love story at the end (in case you're watching it with your girlfriend).
It has a little bit of everything for the whole family, except I don't know if I'd feel comfortable watching with my mom or if you have a little sister I don't recommend that either haha.

Hamsterkill
02-20-2009, 11:43 PM
So when you say 'whole family' you mean teenaged to adult males and significant others?

Zangetsu
02-22-2009, 03:54 AM
I may just be a huge nerd, but I'm extremely excited about the upcoming Watchmen movie. The comic is an absolute masterpiece, and I have high hopes for the movie adaptation. I just hope Snyder doesn't botch it too bad.

YouTube - Watchmen (2009) Trailer 2

". . .and I'll look down, and whisper 'no.'"

MrScientist
02-22-2009, 12:03 PM
I may just be a huge nerd, but I'm extremely excited about the upcoming Watchmen movie. The comic is an absolute masterpiece, and I have high hopes for the movie adaptation. I just hope Snyder doesn't botch it too bad.

YouTube - Watchmen (2009) Trailer 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VLA0tg5yI0&feature=related)

". . .and I'll look down, and whisper 'no.'"

What is the name of the song towards the end of the trailer?

narduch
02-22-2009, 12:35 PM
What is the name of the song towards the end of the trailer?

Sounds like Muse.

keyboard
02-22-2009, 12:49 PM
Watchmen will be great, unlike other comic book movies released.

Andrew1125
02-22-2009, 02:19 PM
Sounds like Muse.
Yup. "Take a Bow" from Black Holes and Revelations. Works pretty well with that trailer.

WIS
02-22-2009, 02:41 PM
I may just be a huge nerd, but I'm extremely excited about the upcoming Watchmen movie. The comic is an absolute masterpiece, and I have high hopes for the movie adaptation. I just hope Snyder doesn't botch it too bad.

YouTube - Watchmen (2009) Trailer 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VLA0tg5yI0&feature=related)

". . .and I'll look down, and whisper 'no.'"
To someone who never followed the comics or the general audience I think this will be either a hit or a miss.

keyboard
02-22-2009, 02:58 PM
Yup. "Take a Bow" from Black Holes and Revelations. Works pretty well with that trailer.The trailer with the Pumpkins song was solid, too.

HABS_FrEaK
02-22-2009, 08:00 PM
just finished the comic and thought it was amazing! I'm a little scared for the movie because they made a pretty big change on how it ends. I'm looking forward to seeing how they pull it off but I'm trying to keep my expectations as low as possible.
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b_illin
02-22-2009, 08:03 PM
I think I read a few of the comics as a kid (vaguely remember some of the characters), but I think this will be a good movie - I like that it is R-rated instead of the X-men family ratings....certain types of movies are better off just for adults....even if it doesn't appeal as much to the masses. (if I ever make movies, I will go for niche audiences....fuck everyone else!)

Hamsterkill
02-28-2009, 05:02 PM
Watched Coraline the other day. Great film! I highly recommend seeing it -- especially if you have kids (unless you object to them seeing a bit of an animated burlesque).

Same people who worked on Nightmare Before Christmas (except Tim Burton).

If you can still find a place showing it in 3D I recommend seeing it that way. They did a really good job with the depth effects. Unfortunately, I think most places stopped showing it in 3D in order to make room for the Jonas Brothers 3D concert movie thing (sigh...). Coraline would still be a good movie in 2D though.

CayugaPosse
03-02-2009, 12:43 AM
I think I read a few of the comics as a kid (vaguely remember some of the characters), but I think this will be a good movie - I like that it is R-rated instead of the X-men family ratings....certain types of movies are better off just for adults....even if it doesn't appeal as much to the masses. (if I ever make movies, I will go for niche audiences....fuck everyone else!)

I would really heed a warning here :

Watchmen is not X-Men. It is not the Dark Knight. It is completely unlike any graphic novel or comic book movie you will ever see. It is deeply dark and profoundly disturbing at times. There will be rape, child murder, and much much more.

Zangetsu
03-02-2009, 03:36 AM
I would really heed a warning here :

Watchmen is not X-Men. It is not the Dark Knight. It is completely unlike any graphic novel or comic book movie you will ever see. It is deeply dark and profoundly disturbing at times. There will be rape, child murder, and much much more.It is also profoundly different because it takes a real-life look at "heroes." Yes, it may involve subjects that some people would rather not tackle, but people who like to look at the world as it actually is should enjoy the stark reality that Watchmen tries to portray. All that being said, I truly have my doubts that the movie will live up to the comic.

CayugaPosse
03-02-2009, 05:17 AM
It is also profoundly different because it takes a real-life look at "heroes." Yes, it may involve subjects that some people would rather not tackle, but people who like to look at the world as it actually is should enjoy the stark reality that Watchmen tries to portray. All that being said, I truly have my doubts that the movie will live up to the comic.

I know, trust me, I've been a fan since I read it when I was in high school.

I just think alot of people who may not be familiar with the graphic novel have a certain expectation on superheroes and superhero movies, and will walk in and be completely confounded by something so far out of the norm that's become accepted for that medium and genre of film that they won't know what to do with it.

As for being able to live up to the comic, I don't like that(and I'm not necessarily saying you are...but I hope you get my drift here) pretentious point of view.

Given how close this movie came to being an abortion on screen with Paul Greengrass having a cast of Hollywood stars and a script that modernized it against the war on terror, not to mention the countless other miserable failures, here's what my take on the movie(which I am seeing Tuesday night at a private WB screening in Toronto) :

A) Zach Snyder is the only director that ever could have pulled this off. I don't mean he's the best necessarily, I mean it was a perfect storm of scenario. Sin City did well, Frank Miller hired Zach to do 300, which did very well despite being a hard R rating everywhere, and somehow on the heels of those successes, they decided to offer Watchmen to Zach, who immediately demanded free reign over how it was made, the ability to take it to a hard R, the ability to make the animated accompanying movie Tales of the Black Freighter, and the freedom to go to 3 hours long(4 on the directors cut blu-ray) with it, and not compromise any of the very adult themes explored in the graphic novel.

Zach Snyder worked, fought and clawed his ass off to get a $100 million dollar budget behind a movie rated a hard R everywhere about a graphic novel from the 1980's. For that alone he should be commended. The fact that he cared so much about the subject matter to actually really strive to follow the mold of the graphic novel as closely as possible is another reason he should be commended.

Can the film live up to the graphic novel? No. It can't. It's not the same medium, there isn't as much freedom in a live action big budget Hollywood blockbuster as there is in a graphic novel.

But the fact that Zach got that big budget, Hollywood blockbuster to so closely resemble the graphic novel makes him a hero of mine. And while no, it can't be as good as the novel, it can still be a fucking amazing movie.

HABS_FrEaK
03-02-2009, 03:40 PM
ahh man damn you Cayuga...after that post I am really fucking pumped up for the movie (I try to keep low expectations for movies). Also a 4 hour directors cut sounds epic
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b_illin
03-02-2009, 04:32 PM
I watched Son of Rambow yesterday - good movie

heliosj
03-02-2009, 05:20 PM
I watched W. last night.. :rolleyes:

I'm not sure even SNL parodied Bush that severely. I know Oliver Stone movies take a lot of creative license with their depiction of real life characters and plots, but this was simply over the top. No one is THAT stupid and stubborn. Wouldn't recommend wasting your time with it.

Zangetsu
03-02-2009, 05:42 PM
Can the film live up to the graphic novel? No. It can't. It's not the same medium, there isn't as much freedom in a live action big budget Hollywood blockbuster as there is in a graphic novel.
This was basically what I was getting at. There's no way that you can cram all the details that Moore and Gibbons worked into the novel into a movie no matter how long you make it. The subtleties just don't make good movie material.

BTW, I'm definitely looking forward to the movie. I'm sure it will be entertaining. The beauty of the comic, though, was that it was entertaining, and more importantly, it really made you think. If the movie can pull off the same effect, it would be a resounding success.

WIS
03-05-2009, 03:43 PM
Do not see Street Fighter: Legend of Chun-Li

Honestly it's not horrible, but I wouldn't pay full price - that is why I did the Tuesday discount deal.

Tell you guys the truth, the dialogue is pretty bad, the fighting scenes are okay and the story is pretty weak as there isn't one. The only thing I'll give props to this movie is the directing. The camera angles, the scenery shots and the steady motion really was the best thing going for it.

Pete's rating: 1.5 :beer: / 5 :beer:

b_illin
03-05-2009, 06:52 PM
Do not see Street Fighter: Legend of Chun-Li

Honestly it's not horrible, but I wouldn't pay full price - that is why I did the Tuesday discount deal.

Tell you guys the truth, the dialogue is pretty bad, the fighting scenes are okay and the story is pretty weak as there isn't one. The only thing I'll give props to this movie is the directing. The camera angles, the scenery shots and the steady motion really was the best thing going for it.

Pete's rating: 1.5 :beer: / 5 :beer:

I'm not surprised....it's 2009, not 1999! (street fighter :lol::lol::lol:)

Hamsterkill
03-05-2009, 07:37 PM
I'm not surprised....it's 2009, not 1999! (street fighter :lol::lol::lol:)
Street Fighter 4 just came out, hence the timing of the movie.

Really, though, could you expect anything else? There hasn't been a good movie based on a video game yet and the fighting games have made some of the worst movies. The first Mortal Kombat movie was the only fighting game turned film that didn't make me feel stupid watching it. (I can still watch the Dead or Alive movie... but for entirely separate reasons that it being a good film ;))

Andrew1125
03-05-2009, 09:42 PM
Do not see Street Fighter: Legend of Chun-Li

Honestly it's not horrible, but I wouldn't pay full price - that is why I did the Tuesday discount deal.

Tell you guys the truth, the dialogue is pretty bad, the fighting scenes are okay and the story is pretty weak as there isn't one. The only thing I'll give props to this movie is the directing. The camera angles, the scenery shots and the steady motion really was the best thing going for it.

Pete's rating: 1.5 :beer: / 5 :beer:It's probably the worst movie I've ever paid money to see (right up there with The Mummy 3 and that movie with Jet Li and Jackie Chan). The American Pie guy who plays "Nash" is an embarassingly bad actor, so bad that the movie's almost worth seeing just to understand how terrible he was. Most people in the theatre (which had 30 people tops on opening night), were laughing whenever he'd open his mouth.

It was also pretty sad how they had the balls to set themselves up for a sequel even though they apparently but no effort into that movie. Stay home, pop some popcorn, and watch this instead: http://www.collegehumor.com/tag:streetfighterthelateryears

HABS_FrEaK
03-06-2009, 03:34 AM
Wow...just came back from Watchmen and I fucking loved it...wow...

Also the change made to the ending worked SO much better than the original ending if you can believe it...well imo at least..

Honestly though if you haven't read the book, or at least did a little research on it, some parts are going to be real hard to follow.

Cant wait for the extended director's cut!
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03-06-2009, 02:25 PM
not sure if this belongs here....if not I apologize, but I saw this on TV yesterday and it made me laugh. Narrated by Woody Harrelson, it's a documentary on the American history of marijuana. The crap they used to prevent the use of it back in the day was hilarious when you look back, and the penalties if you were caught were incredibly stiff. You gotta wonder that if they weren't so big on outlawing it if it would be as popular as it is now.

Complete Marijuana (Weed) Documentary

b_illin
03-06-2009, 06:17 PM
It's probably the worst movie I've ever paid money to see (right up there with The Mummy 3 and that movie with Jet Li and Jackie Chan). The American Pie guy who plays "Nash" is an embarassingly bad actor, so bad that the movie's almost worth seeing just to understand how terrible he was. Most people in the theatre (which had 30 people tops on opening night), were laughing whenever he'd open his mouth.

It was also pretty sad how they had the balls to set themselves up for a sequel even though they apparently but no effort into that movie. Stay home, pop some popcorn, and watch this instead: http://www.collegehumor.com/tag:streetfighterthelateryears


He really is a HORRIBLE actor...I don't get it....is he THAT hot to women....that's all I can think of....besides perhaps something like he gives tremendous BJ's to Hollywood's gay producers.

Hamsterkill
03-07-2009, 01:27 AM
Disclaimer: I am a Marvel fanboy and have not read the graphic novel.

Watchmen was damn great!

Gambit
03-07-2009, 01:48 AM
Wow...just came back from Watchmen and I fucking loved it...wow...

Also the change made to the ending worked SO much better than the original ending if you can believe it...well imo at least..

Honestly though if you haven't read the book, or at least did a little research on it, some parts are going to be real hard to follow.

Cant wait for the extended director's cut!

It was alright. Its not a bad movie, but its not a great movie. It has its good points, and its filmed beautifully, there are lots of cool little things in the movie...but its too long and overall, could have been better...I can't put my finger on it but I left kinda disappointed.

We watched Coraline afterwards, and I actually liked that one more.

Like I said, its not a bad movie, just thought it was going to be a whole lot better.

HABS_FrEaK
03-07-2009, 02:22 AM
It was alright. Its not a bad movie, but its not a great movie. It has its good points, and its filmed beautifully, there are lots of cool little things in the movie...but its too long and overall, could have been better...I can't put my finger on it but I left kinda disappointed.

We watched Coraline afterwards, and I actually liked that one more.

Like I said, its not a bad movie, just thought it was going to be a whole lot better.

Just out of curiosity did you read the graphic novel? I ask because it seems to have such an impact on what people think of the movie
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Gambit
03-07-2009, 02:35 AM
No I didn't. I am a comics reader, only Marvel titles though. I've always heard about it, how great it was and everything, but never really had an interest to read it.

The movie is going to make a killing at the box office, thats for sure.

Zangetsu
03-07-2009, 03:16 AM
No I didn't. I am a comics reader, only Marvel titles though. I've always heard about it, how great it was and everything, but never really had an interest to read it.

The movie is going to make a killing at the box office, thats for sure.
If you enjoy comics as a medium, you are truly doing yourself a disservice not reading Watchmen. DC/Marvel aside, Watchmen is easily one of the most influential comics of all time. It literally changed the comics landscape by questioning what it means to be a "hero." If you have any interest in the "real life" consequences of "super heroism," you have to read Watchmen. It is a masterpiece.

BTW, I've yet to see the movie, but I'm going this afternoon. I'll be sure to post my reactions when I get a chance.

snoopzen
03-07-2009, 03:28 AM
Playing catch-up here...

Watched Coraline the other day. Great film! I highly recommend seeing it -- especially if you have kids (unless you object to them seeing a bit of an animated burlesque). I am looking forward to seeing this film. I've heard it's an amazing piece of work, but I also want to see what a Neil Gaiman's children's lit looks like. I've read all his Sandman stuff, and I can't BELIEVE that the author of that gloriously f-ed up masterpiece writes stories for children.


Wow...just came back from Watchmen and I fucking loved it...wow...

Also the change made to the ending worked SO much better than the original ending if you can believe it...well imo at least..

Honestly though if you haven't read the book, or at least did a little research on it, some parts are going to be real hard to follow.

Cant wait for the extended director's cut!I can't wait to see this either... loved the graphic novel, and it really is perhaps the most influential example of the genre ever. But I won't be surprised if the mainstream audience doesn't necessarily embrace this movie. It's not your typical superhero movie, and those who go in expecting another Batman or Spider-man are in for a rude awakening, I think.


Do not see Street Fighter: Legend of Chun-Li

Honestly it's not horrible, but I wouldn't pay full price - that is why I did the Tuesday discount deal. Speaking of Street Fighter and Chun-Li.... I give you Jackie Chan - Street Fighter! (From "City Hunter")
YouTube - Jackie Chan Street Fighter

Hamsterkill
03-07-2009, 11:58 AM
It was alright. Its not a bad movie, but its not a great movie. It has its good points, and its filmed beautifully, there are lots of cool little things in the movie...but its too long and overall, could have been better...I can't put my finger on it but I left kinda disappointed.

We watched Coraline afterwards, and I actually liked that one more.

Like I said, its not a bad movie, just thought it was going to be a whole lot better.
Yeah, I'll agree I liked Coraline better, but Watchmen didn't leave me disappointed.

WIS
03-07-2009, 04:17 PM
I hope so. I'm looking forward to something than Hollywood's version of a superhero.
Playing catch-up here...
I am looking forward to seeing this film. I've heard it's an amazing piece of work, but I also want to see what a Neil Gaiman's children's lit looks like. I've read all his Sandman stuff, and I can't BELIEVE that the author of that gloriously f-ed up masterpiece writes stories for children.

I can't wait to see this either... loved the graphic novel, and it really is perhaps the most influential example of the genre ever. But I won't be surprised if the mainstream audience doesn't necessarily embrace this movie. It's not your typical superhero movie, and those who go in expecting another Batman or Spider-man are in for a rude awakening, I think.

Speaking of Street Fighter and Chun-Li.... I give you Jackie Chan - Street Fighter! (From "City Hunter")
YouTube - Jackie Chan Street Fighter (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVx8l_-nn6c)
I still say the new Street Fighter is better than this! WTF Jackie!

Zangetsu
03-08-2009, 03:30 PM
So, saw Watchmen yesterday. I'm still torn on whether it was a success or not. As someone who read the book, I appreciated all of the little details that Snyder was able to cram in (right down to the 4-legged chicken at Rafaels), but I don't think I would've enjoyed the movie as much had I not read the book. There were times when I wondered if I'd be able to figure out what was going on without the background that the book provided.

That being said, I went to the movie with one other person who had read the book and three people who hadn't. I think the three people who hadn't read the book may have even enjoyed it more than the two of us who were already Watchmen fans going in. I'm not saying that I didn't enjoy the movie, but there were a few little things that detracted from my overall enjoyment of the movie.

1) Jon's voice - Crudup did a nice enough job in capturing Jon's detachment, but I had a much different idea of Jon's voice in my head prior to seeing the movie. Crudup didn't carry the gravitas that I had imagined Jon carried.

2) New ending - I understand that it would've been very difficult to explain the book's ending in movie form, but I didn't like that Jon's final conversation with Veidt was altered. Veidt's questioning of Jon is not only important in terms of the plot, but it really got to the heart of what the book was trying to say.

WIS
03-08-2009, 05:11 PM
So, saw Watchmen yesterday. I'm still torn on whether it was a success or not. As someone who read the book, I appreciated all of the little details that Snyder was able to cram in (right down to the 4-legged chicken at Rafaels), but I don't think I would've enjoyed the movie as much had I not read the book. There were times when I wondered if I'd be able to figure out what was going on without the background that the book provided.

That being said, I went to the movie with one other person who had read the book and three people who hadn't. I think the three people who hadn't read the book may have even enjoyed it more than the two of us who were already Watchmen fans going in. I'm not saying that I didn't enjoy the movie, but there were a few little things that detracted from my overall enjoyment of the movie.

1) Jon's voice - Crudup did a nice enough job in capturing Jon's detachment, but I had a much different idea of Jon's voice in my head prior to seeing the movie. Crudup didn't carry the gravitas that I had imagined Jon carried.

2) New ending - I understand that it would've been very difficult to explain the book's ending in movie form, but I didn't like that Jon's final conversation with Veidt was altered. Veidt's questioning of Jon is not only important in terms of the plot, but it really got to the heart of what the book was trying to say.
I'm going to go see it soon. I haven't followed the Watchmen at all. Do you think I'll enjoy it?

Hamsterkill
03-08-2009, 05:27 PM
I'm going to go see it soon. I haven't followed the Watchmen at all. Do you think I'll enjoy it?
I did without having read the novel (it was not a continuing comic series).

Zangetsu
03-08-2009, 06:20 PM
My three friends who had no idea what Watchmen was prior to seeing the movie all said they really enjoyed it. As far as it goes as a standalone movie, the special effects are pretty solid, there are a couple of good fight scenes, and there are a few scenes that are just visually shocking. The acting is not top-notch, but it isn't bad enough to detract from the overall enjoyment of the film. If I had to rate it as is, without considering the connection to the book, I'd probably give it about three and half stars out of five.

I still wonder how much of the message of the book is translated into the movie, though. I was able to find it because I knew what to look for, not that the movie's entertainment value hinges on how effectively it echoes the book's meaning, but there was so much more to Watchmen than just the action, and I'm afraid a lot of what Moore was trying to accomplish with the book was lost in adaptation, so to speak.

But, yeah, give the movie a shot, and if you're really feeling ambitious, I'd suggest reading the book at some point. It's definitely the better of the two interpretations.

Hamsterkill
03-08-2009, 08:44 PM
The original medium is obviously always the best... but the two guys who I was with that had read the graphic novel were not disappointed with the film. (One of them said he didn't like the music, but then the other said he thinks the songs used were actually the songs from the chapters of the novel)

I would read the graphic novel, but I'm currently too caught up in the Song of Ice and Fire book series by George R. R. Martin.

Zangetsu
03-08-2009, 09:35 PM
I thought the music was used well. I don't think that many of the songs were chapter titles, but two chapters take their titles from Dylan songs (a line from "Desolation Row" is a chapter title as is a line from "All Along the Watchtower"), so it was appropriate to use a couple of his songs on the soundtrack (although Hendrix's version of "All Along the Watchtower" is the one used in the film).

My favorite use of music was when Veidt was talking to the energy execs. A muzak version of Tears for Fears "Everbody Wants to Rule the World" was playing in the lobby. I think I was the only one in the theatre who noticed, as I was the only one laughing. Still, I thought it was a pretty clever move by Snyder.

WIS
03-12-2009, 04:26 PM
I did see watchmen and I truly expected something big out of it. I think that's where my downfall lay. Pretty much this is what I agree with:

http://www.movieretriever.com/blog/282/eight-complaints-about-watchmen-that-are-hard-to-dismiss

Pete's Rating: :beer::beer::beer: / 5

b_illin
03-12-2009, 04:51 PM
I saw Taken last night - it was decent, but not what I expected....WAY too much story before the action happens....then they wrap the movie up super fast....I'd give a generous 3 out of 5

WIS
03-12-2009, 05:04 PM
I saw Taken last night - it was decent, but not what I expected....WAY too much story before the action happens....then they wrap the movie up super fast....I'd give a generous 3 out of 5
That movie continuously scores at the box office. It's been out for seven weeks now and has grossed over $120 million!

ih8music
03-14-2009, 09:20 AM
I saw Taken last night - it was decent, but not what I expected....WAY too much story before the action happens....then they wrap the movie up super fast....I'd give a generous 3 out of 5

Saw Taken last night, too. I thought it was actually pretty good movie overall, at least up until the last 5-10 minutes (clumsy ending). But I didn't find the story line plodding at all... seemed pretty well-paced to me.

keyboard
03-14-2009, 09:26 AM
I'm reading the Watchmen now as a .pdf and this is some captivating stuff. If anyone wants the file let me know.

phaneuf6
03-20-2009, 11:03 PM
I saw Watchmen the other night. I haven't read the comic but I must say it was a pretty sweet movie and easy to follow as long as you know the general background of the setting (Nixon as prez mainly). Loved it.

HABS_FrEaK
03-24-2009, 02:31 AM
Saw I Love You Man tonight...Fuck it was awesome. Jason Segel is the best
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HT9
03-26-2009, 03:25 AM
Saw I Love You Man tonight...Fuck it was awesome. Jason Segel is the best

Agreed, How I Met Your Mother is one of my favourite shows.

ih8music
03-26-2009, 12:06 PM
really looking forward to this...

YouTube - Where The Wild Things Are Trailer (HD)

loved the book when I was a kid, and I read it to my kids as often as they allow me...

heliosj
03-26-2009, 12:16 PM
Wow.. I had no idea they were making this into a movie. Very cool.

b_illin
03-26-2009, 12:37 PM
really looking forward to this...

YouTube - Where The Wild Things Are Trailer (HD) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--N9klJXbjQ&feature=player_embedded)

loved the book when I was a kid, and I read it to my kids as often as they allow me...

That was a really, really well done Trailer! I can't wait to see this flick...was a great book when I was a kid

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
03-26-2009, 07:27 PM
YouTube - Be Kind Rewind - Ghost Busters

hahahah... Jack Black and Mos Def... it doesn't get much better than that.

I can't believe I've never seen this movie before. Be Kind Rewind. Freaking hillarious! The Ghostbusters scene was def. my favorite.

HABS_FrEaK
04-01-2009, 02:24 AM
Well a workprint of Wolverine is out online a month before the release...
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Hamsterkill
04-01-2009, 03:02 AM
Well a workprint of Wolverine is out online a month before the release...
Convenient date for that that to happen don't you think?

HABS_FrEaK
04-01-2009, 03:16 AM
Convenient date for that that to happen don't you think?

its on ninjavideo...its real

I watched the first like 3 min. Apparently the special effects aren't finished on the print though
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nyrblue2
04-01-2009, 07:40 AM
I saw "Knowing" over the weekend....not awful, not great....

WIS
04-02-2009, 01:33 PM
I saw "Knowing" over the weekend....not awful, not great....
Agreed.

The special effects in that movie are one of the best I've seen to date. The story grew on me more after the fact. During it was like a 50/50 feeling. I didn't expect much from a Nicolas Cage movie, but it's better than what he's done in a while so I'll give him that.

My rating: :beer::beer::beer:/5

WIS
04-06-2009, 07:00 PM
http://0at.org/blog/movie_suck

walker42500
04-15-2009, 01:01 AM
Movies I recommend
Slumdog Millionaire
Benjamin Button
Gran Torino

Movies I want to see
Moon
Tyson
Antichrist

Check out the trailers for those last 3, Antichrist looks really weird but interesting. And a Mike Tyson documentary is so full of win.

two24four
04-15-2009, 10:40 AM
I went and saw the new Fast and Furious movie the other night, it was much better then I thought it was going to be. Much better with Vin Diesel back.

b_illin
04-15-2009, 11:06 AM
I went and saw the new Fast and Furious movie the other night, it was much better then I thought it was going to be. Much better with Vin Diesel back.

I saw it as well last weekend and enjoyed it....although it was the silliest of them all so far. I still think Tokyo Drift is the best one of them all. They're fun movies good for hot cars, hot chicks and some action...nothing more, nothing less.

(I am amazed though at how much money it has taken in)

CayugaPosse
04-17-2009, 01:23 AM
I bailed on that movie(mentally not literally, I never leave the theater now matter how bad the movie is), when Vin Diesel became Superman and by just being at a crash site could tell exactly what happened.

That was asenine over the top cheese.

two24four
04-17-2009, 01:44 AM
I bailed on that movie(mentally not literally, I never leave the theater now matter how bad the movie is), when Vin Diesel became Superman and by just being at a crash site could tell exactly what happened.

That was asenine over the top cheese.

I agree, that part of the movie was really bad, I had no idea Dom (Vin) could go back in time and see exactly what happend with out even being there, just by finding some nitromethane left on the ground at the crash site, that was corney IMO.

b_illin
04-17-2009, 08:46 AM
I bailed on that movie(mentally not literally, I never leave the theater now matter how bad the movie is), when Vin Diesel became Superman and by just being at a crash site could tell exactly what happened.

That was asenine over the top cheese.

It was cheesy as can be....but dude, it's Vin Diesel...what did you expect? (and that's my point, you have to go in with lowered expectations....you aren't going to see that movie for the plot!)

dman2143
04-17-2009, 09:45 AM
got a bootleg of wolverine in the bronx. great movie! in my mind,

xmen 2
wolverine
xmen
xmen 3

they did such a great job leading up to xmen with the new movie. a great prequel, with a couple of surprises!

keyboard
04-17-2009, 09:58 AM
All movie reviews should also include how under the influence you were at the time. Might clear things up.

WIS
04-17-2009, 04:54 PM
I went and saw the new Fast and Furious movie the other night, it was much better then I thought it was going to be. Much better with Vin Diesel back.
Agreed.

I agree, that part of the movie was really bad, I had no idea Dom (Vin) could go back in time and see exactly what happend with out even being there, just by finding some nitromethane left on the ground at the crash site, that was corney IMO.
Do not agree. This isn't something that steered me away or ruined it for me. I would think a guy like that that devotes his entire life to racing and has been through the crashes and whatnot can accurately distinguish what happened. Him finding nitromethane had nothing to do with him solving anything. All that proved was that someone put it in there, hence his quest to find the person that did it. I thought it was a pretty cool part of the movie and built up the upcoming scene.

b_illin
04-29-2009, 09:31 PM
This Summer's movies;

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Times are tough and getting tougher, and as the summer movie season's first half launches on Friday with "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," Hollywood is banking on escapist fare and fantasy flicks to cheer recession-weary audiences.
Following "Wolverine" comes the big-budget reboot of "Star Trek," conspiracy-minded "Angels & Demons" and action-packed "Terminator Salvation." And the summer's stars are A-list too, from Tom Hanks to Will Ferrell to Jennifer Aniston.
Why all the hype around Hollywood's summer that starts in May and runs through August? Those four months can rake-in up to 40 percent of annual ticket sales, so if summer tanks from the start, Hollywood dips into its own financial funk.
But one star says he's not feeling any pressure from appearing in the first big film: Hugh "Wolverine" Jackman.
"Whatever (launch) date it is, I'd want it to do well," Jackman told Reuters of his new "X-Men" movie. "I probably put more credence into that -- whether people have a great time -- than how well it does at the box office. I'm a big believer that money and box office will take care" of themselves.
Despite an unfinished version of the movie that leaked online, "Wolverine" -- in which Jackman plays a "mutant" battling bad guys with his retractable claws -- is expected to boost box office in an already strong year as fans look to escape the hum-drum of everyday life.
Year-to-date, the U.S. box office stands at $3.06 billion, which is up 17.4 percent from the year before, according to box office tracker Media by Numbers.
MORE THAN "WOLVERINE"
Of course, "Wolverine" is not the only game in Tinseltown.
It opens Friday against romance "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past," starring Matthew McConaughey as a Scrooge-like womanizer visited by ghosts that help him renew his love for a childhood sweetheart (Jennifer Garner).
Also that first big weekend is animated adventure "Battle for Terra," about a peaceful alien planet invaded by humans.
Older movie fans looking for space adventure have only to wait for the May 8 debut of "Star Trek," director J.J. Abrams' new look at the early adventures of the USS Enterprise crew, including Captain James T. Kirk, Spock, Sulu and Chekov.
"There was an aura of epicness" to making the new "Star Trek," said Anton Yelchin, who plays Chekov.
On May 22, "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian," has museum characters coming to life, and one week later, the newest Disney/Pixar animated movie "Up" hits theaters, telling of an old man who ties thousands of balloons to his house and floats into the air on an adventure.
But moviegoers needn't leave Earth to encounter fantasy or futuristic threats. On May 15, "Angels & Demons" -- the movie version of author Dan Brown's prequel to "The Da Vinci Code" -- hits theaters chronicling Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon's (Tom Hanks) attempts to unravel secrets about the Vatican.
Christian Bale trades-in last year's batsuit for some post-apocalyptic duds in "Terminator Salvation" on May 21.
More evil robots explode into theaters June 26 with "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," about robots who shift their shapes into cars and battle aliens on Earth, starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox and directed by Michael Bay.
PLAYING FOR LAUGHS
Yet the summer wouldn't be complete without comedies, and Hollywood harkens to prehistoric times to dredge up laughs.
Will Ferrell stars as a researcher sucked into a time vortex in "Land of the Lost," based on the 1970s television series about modern-day people on the run from prehistoric dinosaurs. The film hits theaters June 5.
In "Year One," due in theaters June 19, director Harold Ramis explores the comedy of cavemen when two lazy hunter-gatherers (Jack Black and Michael Cera) are banished from their primitive village.
On July 1, "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" has Simon Pegg joining the animated film franchise's cast as a one-eyed weasel who hunts very big game on the tundra.
There are plenty of summer spooks, too.
"Spider-Man" director Sam Raimi returns to his horror roots with May's "Drag Me to Hell," starring Alison Lohman as a loan officer who falls under an evil curse.
In June, Nazi zombies terrorize skiers in the kitschy Norwegian horror flick "Dead Snow."
Back in the real world, marriage becomes a con in June's "The Proposal," in which Sandra Bullock stars as a career woman who weds her hunky assistant (Ryan Reynolds) to avoid getting deported to her native Canada. In May, Jennifer Aniston and Steve Zahn star in "Management," about two very different people brought together at a roadside motel.
Other big-ticket titles in the early months of summer include Vegas bachelor-party-gone-awry comedy "The Hangover" and a remake of the 1970s thriller "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3," starring John Travolta and Denzel Washington.
Ending the season's first half on July 1 will be "Public Enemies," a biopic about a trio of 1930s bank robbers starring Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Channing Tatum. Even though it may not offer much of an escape from reality, a story about robbing banks may strike a chord with bailout-weary audiences.
And that takes audiences into the summer's second half when widely-anticipated "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince" is set to conjure up some magic.

two24four
04-29-2009, 11:14 PM
I want to see that new movie "Fighting" looks good.

WIS
04-29-2009, 11:32 PM
I want to see that new movie "Fighting" looks good.
Dude me too, but most of my friends are bustin' my balls saying that it looks crap and it's getting bad reviews, etc..

Hamsterkill
04-30-2009, 04:59 AM
I want to see that new movie "Fighting" looks good.


Dude me too, but most of my friends are bustin' my balls saying that it looks crap and it's getting bad reviews, etc..
Yeah, that looks like a very bad movie from everything I've seen about it so far.

b_illin
04-30-2009, 09:14 AM
I would bet Fighting is really bad....but if you are into MMA stuff you might like it.

narduch
04-30-2009, 09:16 AM
Fighting looks terrible. The entire plot in the promo looks so stupid, he fights in underground fights to provide for his wife and baby? What, couldn't just get a job? That looks so weak.

keyboard
04-30-2009, 12:16 PM
Fighting looks terrible. The entire plot in the promo looks so stupid, he fights in underground fights to provide for his wife and baby? What, couldn't just get a job? That looks so weak.I don't think it's his wife to start. It looks like a woman who already has a kid. Terrible looking movie. Is it really that hard to make a decent movie?

narduch
04-30-2009, 12:50 PM
I don't think it's his wife to start. It looks like a woman who already has a kid. Terrible looking movie. Is it really that hard to make a decent movie?

This one looks as bad as that other movie Hollywood made to try to capitalize on the popularity of MMA.

Although the last one was even dumber because it also used one of the classic teen drama stereotypes: new guy comes to town, falls in love with girl who goes out with the biggest asshole in town, etc....

b_illin
04-30-2009, 04:30 PM
This one looks as bad as that other movie Hollywood made to try to capitalize on the popularity of MMA.

Although the last one was even dumber because it also used one of the classic teen drama stereotypes: new guy comes to town, falls in love with girl who goes out with the biggest asshole in town, etc....

I admit I watched that when super bored on TMN a month or two ago (Never Back Down) - it was pretty bad but wow was that chick hot!

Hamsterkill
05-01-2009, 08:38 PM
Wolverine for those who are not terribly familiar with Marvel Comics:
Not bad. The writing isn't at the level one would like it to be (or really even close) and the directing was rather lackluster. Still, the actors involved all did pretty great with material they were handed. Visual effects were great. The action was most kickass at the beginning, though, which can leave the viewer wanting more than what they get for the rest of the movie.

Wolverine for those familiar with Marvel Comics:
You will almost certainly be disappointed. The aforementioned bad writers also took unnecessary and frankly stupid liberties with pretty much every character that was involved in the film -- and the film had a lot. So if you're familiar with the comics versions of any of Wolverine, Sabretooth, Maverick, Deadpool, Cyclops, Professor X, Gambit, Blob, or Emma Frost -- you won't be perfectly happy with the film, even though the actors all play them at least fairly well (except for Gambit's atrocious Cajun accent).

I'm REALLY disappointed with how the writers treated Deadpool. I'm enclosing my rant in spoiler tags since it gives away a lot.

Seriously, what the fuck were the writers thinking. They did okayish at least with Wade Wilson at the beginning and Ryan Reynolds did great with what they gave him. But then they had to introduce this incredibly retarded Weapon XI business (SUCH a 'Heroes' ripoff, btw) and completely obliterate the entire reason for Deadpool's very name in the comics.

I had been holding out hope for a good Deadpool spinoff movie, especially since Reynolds is a huge Deadpool fan himself. Now I don't how that's going to be very easy to do unless they disregard how this movie ended. Having the villain Weapon XI have all those powers is fine I guess -- you can overpower a villain, but how are they going to handle a Deadpool main character that is so incredibly overpowered as of the end of this movie?

Sigh, I still have to hold out hope for Deadpool movie, but one thing's for damn sure... they're going to need A LOT better writers than they had for this movie.

Gambit
05-02-2009, 11:30 AM
I'm at work right now, and I'm logging on real quick only to give everyone here a heads up...

DO NOT GO SEE WOLVERINE.

I'd be more vulgar and colorful about it, but like I said, I'm at work...lol Don't waste two hours of your short life.

What a piece of crap. :rolleyes:

b_illin
05-02-2009, 11:53 AM
I've heard rumours they purposely leaked Wolverine last month because it was so bad they needed an excuse for why it may not do really well at the box office. (as in after the first wave of ppl who saw it shit-talked it so much and turn everyone else of seeing it)

Hamsterkill
05-02-2009, 01:02 PM
I'm at work right now, and I'm logging on real quick only to give everyone here a heads up...

DO NOT GO SEE WOLVERINE.

I'd be more vulgar and colorful about it, but like I said, I'm at work...lol Don't waste two hours of your short life.

What a piece of crap. :rolleyes:

I don't think it was THAT bad except for those like us who know the material the writers had to work with.


I've heard rumours they purposely leaked Wolverine last month because it was so bad they needed an excuse for why it may not do really well at the box office. (as in after the first wave of ppl who saw it shit-talked it so much and turn everyone else of seeing it)

I doubt it. I've had a few freinds talk it up to people afterwards, even.

WIS
05-02-2009, 02:31 PM
I've heard rumours they purposely leaked Wolverine last month because it was so bad they needed an excuse for why it may not do really well at the box office. (as in after the first wave of ppl who saw it shit-talked it so much and turn everyone else of seeing it)
Conspiracy Theorists unite :lol:

Gambit
05-02-2009, 06:07 PM
Alright, I'm not at work now.

This movie fucking sucks! God damn what a fucking suckfest of pure shit...I really feel like I was jewed out of $9.50...thats right, jewed.

They turned Wolverine into the biggest fucking pussy ass pansy I've ever seen. Fucking Marvel...thanks for nothing.

HABS_FrEaK
05-02-2009, 06:26 PM
Alright, I'm not at work now.

This movie fucking sucks! God damn what a fucking suckfest of pure shit...I really feel like I was jewed out of $9.50...thats right, jewed.

They turned Wolverine into the biggest fucking pussy ass pansy I've ever seen. Fucking Marvel...thanks for nothing.

:lol::lol: "Jewed out". Awesome.


I thought it was ok i guess...I wasn't expecting much though. I know nothing about the X-Men series but I assumed Deadpool was poorly done when the guy next to me got super pissed when he showed up on screen at the end haha

Gambit
05-02-2009, 06:36 PM
Oh don't even get me started with that shit...it wasn't anything even a little close to the actual character Deadpool.

Fucking suckfest I tell ya!

b_illin
05-02-2009, 07:09 PM
:lol::lol: "Jewed out". Awesome.


I thought it was ok i guess...I wasn't expecting much though. I know nothing about the X-Men series but I assumed Deadpool was poorly done when the guy next to me got super pissed when he showed up on screen at the end haha

...unless you're jewish. :rolleyes: (I'm not btw...but so what)

HABS_FrEaK
05-03-2009, 01:34 AM
...unless you're jewish. :rolleyes: (I'm not btw...but so what)

Actually I'm sure any Jewish person who has a sense of humour would :rolleyes:

b_illin
05-03-2009, 11:03 AM
Actually I'm sure any Jewish person who has a sense of humour would :rolleyes:

I very highly doubt that. (most ppl don't like being racially insulted)

HABS_FrEaK
05-03-2009, 11:57 PM
I very highly doubt that. (most ppl don't like being racially insulted)

Oh come on this was a very light jab...I've heard many Jews laugh at themselves by saying they are cheap...


Of course it depends on who youre talking too, how close you are to them and/or the situation. But this was said on an internet board.

Anyways this is way off topic..

Hamsterkill
05-04-2009, 05:41 AM
Jeff should institute HI Sensitivity Training. :scared:

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
05-04-2009, 07:50 PM
I worked at the Funny Bone in Pgh for a while. Early on into my employment I confronted my boss about being "jewed" out of hours on my paycheck.

Little did I know... he was Jewish.

Needless to say, I didn't hold onto that job for very long...

Gambit
05-04-2009, 10:34 PM
fucking shitballs. give me a fucking break. :bigdeal:

b_illin
05-05-2009, 09:06 AM
I'm not going to make a big deal out of it...nor have I, but imagine if you had written 'blah blah blah, nigged out blah blah blah.'

It's no different. I used to say 'that's gay...gay this....gay that' but I trained myself not to. I'm no Saint myself...but it feels wrong to not to call it out. Again, no biggie though...

HABS_FrEaK
05-05-2009, 02:11 PM
Well like I said it depends on the context and who you are talking to. Of course saying it to your jewish boss is a bad idea :lol: but saying it among friends, even if you have jewis friends, and on an internet message board is no biggie.


Also I don't agree on the "nigged out" comparison, that word reprents a horrible history and is in bad taste while saying "jewed out" is just poking fun at the stereotype that Jewish people are cheap. Using the N word would be comparable to poking fun at the concentration camps which is off limits imo


This comment would be the equivalent at me making a comment to one of my black buddies about how he loves fried chicken and purple drink..

nyrblue2
05-05-2009, 02:15 PM
This comment would be the equivalent at me making a comment to one of my black buddies about how he loves fried chicken and purple drink..
I like blue drink, personally....must be because I'm white...

b_illin
05-05-2009, 03:36 PM
Well like I said it depends on the context and who you are talking to. Of course saying it to your jewish boss is a bad idea :lol: but saying it among friends, even if you have jewis friends, and on an internet message board is no biggie.


Also I don't agree on the "nigged out" comparison, that word reprents a horrible history and is in bad taste while saying "jewed out" is just poking fun at the stereotype that Jewish people are cheap. Using the N word would be comparable to poking fun at the concentration camps which is off limits imo


This comment would be the equivalent at me making a comment to one of my black buddies about how he loves fried chicken and purple drink..

You don't get what I am trying to say man - saying it to anybody in any context is wrong. There is no way, in my eyes at least, that you can justify that shit. Anyway, it's not a big enough deal to get carry this on, but it jumped out at me as pretty fucking blatant...internet chat board or not!

ih8music
05-05-2009, 03:49 PM
i'm with you, b_ in principle... I've just learned that it's rarely useful calling out people on stuff like that, especially on an internet board. If they don't get it, some random dude complaining about it here is unlikely to change anything.

Only if the person is a close friend of mine (who would care about my opinion of them) will I bother... and even then, it depends on how stubborn I know that person to be.

b_illin
05-05-2009, 04:05 PM
i'm with you, b_ in principle... I've just learned that it's rarely useful calling out people on stuff like that, especially on an internet board. If they don't get it, some random dude complaining about it here is unlikely to change anything.

Only if the person is a close friend of mine (who would care about my opinion of them) will I bother... and even then, it depends on how stubborn I know that person to be.

I only do it because I figure if it is brought to ppl's attention, they may stop doing it. I know I used to say 'gay this, gay that', then someone on here (Farmerbob I think) called me out and I decided to make an effort to not say it anymore...and now I don't.

Trust me guys, I am nowhere near perfect so don't think b_illin is trying to be the forum preacher....I just call it as I see it!

HABS_FrEaK
05-05-2009, 10:55 PM
I understand what you're saying...I just disagree.


Funny thing is I was having this exact same convo with one of my buddies the other day except this time I was the one telling him he shouldn't use the N word so much (or at all actually). I just personally find there's different degree's and context.

b_illin
05-06-2009, 08:33 AM
I understand what you're saying...I just disagree.


Funny thing is I was having this exact same convo with one of my buddies the other day except this time I was the one telling him he shouldn't use the N word so much (or at all actually). I just personally find there's different degree's and context.

Fair enough I suppose, but I have no idea how you can justify it.

nyrblue2
05-06-2009, 08:35 AM
Fair enough I suppose, but I have no idea how you can justify it.
Shut up you beaver-loving, syrup-drinking Canadian.......eh?



:p

b_illin
05-06-2009, 09:36 AM
Shut up you beaver-loving, syrup-drinking Canadian.......eh?



:p

I hate you guys :cry::cry::D:D

HABS_FrEaK
05-06-2009, 10:06 PM
Shut up you beaver-loving, syrup-drinking Canadian.......eh?



:p




You see thats the thing...I don't think that comment is any different from the previous ones and given the context and how it was said you didn't mind it.

Hamsterkill
05-06-2009, 10:15 PM
I've heard rumours they purposely leaked Wolverine last month because it was so bad they needed an excuse for why it may not do really well at the box office. (as in after the first wave of ppl who saw it shit-talked it so much and turn everyone else of seeing it)
So... if their plan was to provide an excuse for box office suckage, the plan kinda sucked. The movie took in 87 million over the opening weekend and Marvel and Fox have announced both a Wolverine sequel and a Deadpool movie (please, PLEASE let the Deadpool movie have a good script) .

HABS_FrEaK
05-06-2009, 10:18 PM
If there's a deadpool movie will it take place during basically the same timeline as the wolverine movie?

Basically will we get more Ryan Reinolds. I hope so cause I've always liked him since the days of 2 guys, a girl and a pizza place

Hamsterkill
05-06-2009, 10:23 PM
If there's a deadpool movie will it take place during basically the same timeline as the wolverine movie?

Basically will we get more Ryan Reinolds. I hope so cause I've always liked him since the days of 2 guys, a girl and a pizza place
Who knows... I suppose it might begin with a glimpse of what happened to Deadpool in that six year skip and then resume at the end of Wolverine.

Honestly, I'm sort of hoping for a complete reboot so the writers won't have the added challenge of explaining how he lost all his powers he had in Wolverine except for the healing factor.

But yes, Reynolds would be playing Deadpool -- either scarred or smooth.

ih8music
05-07-2009, 07:37 AM
So... if their plan was to provide an excuse for box office suckage, the plan kinda sucked. The movie took in 87 million over the opening weekend and Marvel and Fox have announced both a Wolverine sequel and a Deadpool movie (please, PLEASE let the Deadpool movie have a good script) .

well considering that every woman I know who's watched Wolverine has come back raving about it (esp. Jackman), those box office #s are not surprising at all.

I haven't seen the movie, but it seems like they took the approach of making it accessible to the largest fan base possible, not just comic die-hards.

Hamsterkill
05-07-2009, 08:16 AM
well considering that every woman I know who's watched Wolverine has come back raving about it (esp. Jackman), those box office #s are not surprising at all.

I haven't seen the movie, but it seems like they took the approach of making it accessible to the largest fan base possible, not just comic die-hards.
Yeah... I don't really understand that... I mean the movie is getting a lot of bad reviews and yet everyone one I know who's seen the movie and doesn't know the comics has at least said it was pretty good.

b_illin
05-07-2009, 02:49 PM
I'm going to see Star Trek tonight and I am stoked!! (so much so I used the word stoked....which I usually hate to say)