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#28261 of 28818 Russell G

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Posted August 24 2013 - 09:05 AM

Hey everybody! Dropping by to say hello. I sawed that Elysium movie! It was good, but I like District 9 a lot more. By a bunch. Still a fun time at the theater though, I give it 3.5/5

 

Off to see a double header of Kickass 2 and The World's End. I never did see Wolverine, maybe this week if I don't see You're Next first. Plan on watching the Bluray of Shane tonight. A classic western I've never seen. Looking forward to that.

 

So basically I'm letting you all know, I'M WATCHING ALL THE MOVIES TODAY! 

 

Liz, Only God Forgives has it's violent moments, but I don;t think any of it is as visceral as Drive was. It's an odd film that I think tries to hard. I'd be curious to see what you all think!

 

I think I'm the only person on the planet who has absolutely no problem with Ben Affleck being Batman.  :banana:


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#28262 of 28818 Moe Dickstein

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Posted August 24 2013 - 09:09 AM

No the cool people are all down with Affleck now, we're reacting against the common boring and predictable backlash of him.
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Posted August 24 2013 - 07:43 PM

Hmmm, Russell, the reviews/comments made Only God Forgives seem immensely more unpleasantly violent than Drive.  Perhaps I'll give it a chance on Blu. . .  I find violent/scary movies have much less impact at home on the small screen.

 

I saw The World's End today.  I really wanted to love it, but it wasn't quite as funny/good as I hoped.  

 

I think Affleck will be OK as Batman.  I'm more surprised he would want the role after having earned so much respect as a director and with recent acting roles.  It's putting himself out there to be a punching bag again.

 

The casting announcement I'm more anxious about is who will play Christian Grey. :lol:  


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Posted August 24 2013 - 08:23 PM

Speaking of him as a director I noticed that a extended directions cut of Argo is coming soon.

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#28266 of 28818 Russell G

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Posted August 24 2013 - 09:07 PM

Hmm Liz, maybe Only God Forgives was more violent then ha ha. I don't remember it being as brutal though. It's a bit of  a flabbergasting movie!

 

Kick-Ass 2! I LOVED the first one. I did not love this one. It's not bad, but it's far from great. Everything is there to be better than the original it just isn't. If it wasn't for Chloe as Hit Girl it would of been dull as dishwater. 3/5

 

The World's End - unlike Liz, I loved it! Maybe it's a guys movie? A dick flick? Like how movies like Eat Pray Love are chick flicks? Anyway, yeah, this one was pretty much perfect. Original, funny and with great performances all around. Edgar Write continues to get better and better, and I continue to love all his movies. This one might be my favourite of the year. A summer movie without the bloat that bogs down the billion dollar studio films. 4/5

 

Shane - Nope, there never was a man like Shane. 3.5/5


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Posted August 24 2013 - 09:22 PM

James Deen should play Christian Grey
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Posted August 26 2013 - 12:33 PM

I liked At World's End, Russell, just wanted to LOVE it.  I'm sure you're right about the film pulling strongly male, though.  I was reading some reviews after seeing it and several described Gary as an alcoholic.  That actually never occurred to me -- just because someone wants to do a 12-pub crawl doesn't make him an alcoholic!!  (Though I guess it's a reference to the 12 steps.) 



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Posted August 26 2013 - 12:45 PM

Just checking in, haven't been in Testy for awhile.

 

Watched Mud this weekend and really enjoyed the film and the performances.  Posted more about it in Ron's thread over in Blu-ray.  

 

Also recently caught my first viewing of Oblivion and probably liked it a bit more than the critics.  Yeah, there were certainly derivative story elements in the film that I spotted right away, but I thought the director did a good job of weaving them into the film's narrative and they did not prove a distraction for me.  I wouldn't mind having Tom Cruise's pad in the woods or his base of operations in a remote mountainous setting.  His little air ship was pretty nice and looks like it would be a blast to fly (if it were real :) ).  I'd give the film an easy 3 out of 4 stars and will revisit it in the future.

 

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Posted August 28 2013 - 08:04 AM

I've heard that Oblivion is pretty good. I'm waiting for a bluray sale to hit it around $15 before grabbing though. Things have changed from a few years ago. With all the rental places going broke and killing the previously viewed sales, it's hard to find cheap blurays and DVDs.


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Posted August 28 2013 - 09:02 AM

THAT...is awesome.


There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted September 02 2013 - 02:03 PM

Are you kidding me??!?!?!?  Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson in Fifty Shades of Grey?!?!?!?!  I love Charlie, but he is NOT Christian Grey.  This is going to taint his career and make him a household name in a negative way.  And Dakota from "Ben and Kate"???  (I didn't know she was Don and Melanie's daughter while watching that show.)  WRONG, WRONG, ALL WRONG!!!

 

I saw Closed Circuit yesterday.  Thought it was OK.  Didn't feel very "fresh".

 

Watched Trance last night.  I really liked it!!  I'm so glad I hadn't seen any trailers for it beforehand.  



#28274 of 28818 Walter Kittel

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Posted September 02 2013 - 02:18 PM

As I posted elsewhere, caught my first viewing of Cloud Atlas, on Blu-ray, this weekend.  Pretty solid film that certainly was ambitious.  It didn't blow me away, but I believe I will enjoy a second viewing perhaps a bit more than the first.  I was distracted by the re-use of the actors at times, trying to figure out who was who under the makeup.  Some of the makeup was effective and some of it was pretty terrible.  (By design?)  

 

I enjoyed the themes and the linking devices and how each of the vignettes seemed to be its own style of film.  Some nice references to earlier works of the cast and crew gave the film a bit of a boost in enjoyment as well.  I suspect that a second viewing will be more rewarding.

 

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Posted September 02 2013 - 02:27 PM

A whole bunch of naked Charlie Hunnam is never a bad thing.
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Posted September 02 2013 - 07:59 PM


There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted September 03 2013 - 03:24 PM

Sigh, no fun.  Mike's post is blocked at work.  (I hope it wasn't naked Charlie Hunnam.)  :P



#28278 of 28818 Mike Frezon

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Posted September 03 2013 - 05:51 PM

It'll be worth the wait, Elizabeth!  :biggrin:


There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted September 04 2013 - 02:05 AM

Star Twerking. That was great Mike, sent the link off to some friends, cheers.

 

Khaaaaaan! Bought Star Trek Into Darkness 3D on monday. Watched it in 2D at the cinema, will watch it in 3D for the first time at the weekend.

 

Iron Man 3D next monday.

 

Predator has been converted to 3D I wonder if they remastered it or will it be the same grain-free waxy faces print?

 

I have collected 88 movies in 3D since September last year, haven't watched them all.


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Posted September 07 2013 - 06:59 PM

People are really clever with those videos!

 

I went to 3 movies (so far) this weekend.  I saw Instructions Not Included yesterday.  It's a Mexican comedy about a guy who basically gets a baby left with him from an ex.  It was OK and I must say I didn't see that ending coming.

 

I also saw Short Term 12, which was very good.  It's about a temporary "home" for juveniles until they are able to return home or go elsewhere.  Surprisingly, both Brie Larson and Kaitlyn Dever also appeared in the other film I saw today, The Spectacular Now.  I think the raves for Now may have raised my expectations -- it wasn't that special to me.  There's a point where the story could have gone in a different direction, which would have given it more impact.

 

I may save Riddick for next week unless I feel like going tomorrow.






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