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Postby davidmarver » Sun Dec 31, 2006 4:30 am

mweir145 wrote:The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (watched this one on TV)

It was outrageously funny during some parts, but I just didn't like it that much, maybe I just didn't "get" it. How did others feel about this movie when they watched it?

5/10

Yeah, that's really a "type of humor" movie. I "got" it, but I can understand why some people don't like it.

As far as what I've seen lately:

Thank You For Smoking: 7/10.
Happy Feet: 6/10.
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Postby nsulham » Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:10 am

Saw Night at the Museum yesterday. Overall I'd give it a 7/10. Stiller does his usual stuff and another Frat packer (Owen Wilson) is also in it. For once, Robin Williams (who I absolutely cannot stand) wasn't too over the top.

The whole "Down-on-his-luck guy needs to impress son/daughter and ex-wife who's moved on to wealthy/handsome new guy" routine has been overplayed but this was a pretty decent movie that kids especially will enjoy.
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Sun Dec 31, 2006 1:29 pm

nsulham wrote:Saw Night at the Museum yesterday. Overall I'd give it a 7/10. Stiller does his usual stuff and another Frat packer (Owen Wilson) is also in it. For once, Robin Williams (who I absolutely cannot stand) wasn't too over the top.

The whole "Down-on-his-luck guy needs to impress son/daughter and ex-wife who's moved on to wealthy/handsome new guy" routine has been overplayed but this was a pretty decent movie that kids especially will enjoy.


We're going to be going to this one a little later today. Glad to hear it'll be worth the money. ;-D
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Postby The Artful Dodger » Sun Dec 31, 2006 3:35 pm

pokeyjoe wrote:Finally saw Casino Royale. It was worth the wait. I'd give it an 8/10, good chase scene in the beginning, but I thought some of the twists could've been explained better. I got everything, but a lot of people in the theater didn't.


Bond 22 will sort of tie the odds and ends to Casino Royale, as it will be a true continuing sequel from the preceding Bond film. I think it's a blessing that certain parts of the film were open-ended to build up excitement for Bond 22, which comes out in 2008. It will be interesting how the storyline for Bond 22 will be laid out because it's taking in great story momentum from Casino Royale and because the storyline will be written from scratch, with little or no references from the Ian Fleming books (even though Casino Royale deviated quite liberally from the book itself). I'm just hoping that Blofeld and SPECTRE doesn't make a return.

Not a lot of people get the nuances of a good throwback spy adventure, which is why many Bond films in the past were laden with meaningless stunts and special effects. To this day, I think From Russia With Love is a better Bond film than Goldfinger, even if Goldfinger is the archetypal Bond film.
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Postby Coppermine » Sun Dec 31, 2006 4:01 pm

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pokeyjoe wrote:Finally saw Casino Royale. It was worth the wait. I'd give it an 8/10, good chase scene in the beginning, but I thought some of the twists could've been explained better. I got everything, but a lot of people in the theater didn't.


Bond 22 will sort of tie the odds and ends to Casino Royale, as it will be a true continuing sequel from the preceding Bond film. I think it's a blessing that certain parts of the film were open-ended to build up excitement for Bond 22, which comes out in 2008. It will be interesting how the storyline for Bond 22 will be laid out because it's taking in great story momentum from Casino Royale and because the storyline will be written from scratch, with little or no references from the Ian Fleming books (even though Casino Royale deviated quite liberally from the book itself). I'm just hoping that Blofeld and SPECTRE doesn't make a return.

Not a lot of people get the nuances of a good throwback spy adventure, which is why many Bond films in the past were laden with meaningless stunts and special effects. To this day, I think From Russia With Love is a better Bond film than Goldfinger, even if Goldfinger is the archetypal Bond film.


I've been avoiding Casino Royale like the plague since I've never been much of a Bond fan and "Die Another Day," "Tomorrow Never Dies" and other dying in relation to days of the week movies left a sour taste in my mouth. But I'll take AD's word for it coming from a true fan and reviews have been overwhelmingly positive for this one. I'll probably Netflix it though.
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Postby JTWood » Sun Dec 31, 2006 4:18 pm

Coppermine wrote:I've been avoiding Casino Royale like the plague since I've never been much of a Bond fan and "Die Another Day," "Tomorrow Never Dies" and other dying in relation to days of the week movies left a sour taste in my mouth. But I'll take AD's word for it coming from a true fan and reviews have been overwhelmingly positive for this one. I'll probably Netflix it though.

If you hated those Bond movies, you'll love this one. It's completely unlike any Bond movie I've ever seen, and that opening chase sequence is simply top-notch (as in, worth seeing it at the theater good).
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Postby Phatferd » Sun Dec 31, 2006 6:07 pm

Don't laugh, well you can laugh, but understand where I am coming from.

I visited the little brother and sister this weekend and watched "American Dreamz" with them. It was probably the worst movie ever, but Mandy Moore is in it and she is one hot piece of ass.

1/10 and Mandy Moore is the only reason it got a 1.
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Postby The Artful Dodger » Sun Dec 31, 2006 7:22 pm

JTWood wrote:
Coppermine wrote:I've been avoiding Casino Royale like the plague since I've never been much of a Bond fan and "Die Another Day," "Tomorrow Never Dies" and other dying in relation to days of the week movies left a sour taste in my mouth. But I'll take AD's word for it coming from a true fan and reviews have been overwhelmingly positive for this one. I'll probably Netflix it though.

If you hated those Bond movies, you'll love this one. It's completely unlike any Bond movie I've ever seen, and that opening chase sequence is simply top-notch (as in, worth seeing it at the theater good).


Yeah, I thought Tomorrow Never Dies was awful, but of course, Die Another Day was just unbelievably horrendous that it belongs in its own category of mediocrity. If you follow the Bond series, you'll see a few films that try their hardest to become another Goldfinger (and Austin Powers, of course, spoofs this) and either come up short (i.e. The Spy Who Loved Me, You Only Live Twice) or fail greatly (i.e. Moonraker, A View to a Kill, Die Another Day).

Casino Royale really is Bond back to basics, much like in the Connery days, but what's different is you actually see character development and the storyline is more involving over recent films. The action sequences are terrific without being over-the-top (in fact, they're more visceral than with other Bonds in the past) and so, the movie doesn't feel too contrived from the average Bond flick.
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Postby Yoda » Sun Dec 31, 2006 7:55 pm

Invincible - 8/10 - great story, great acting and very inspiring even though it wasn't completely factual
Jackass 2 - 8/10 - hilarious but very disgusting. I like the gags that don't involve gross things as they are more creative.
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Postby JTWood » Sun Dec 31, 2006 8:18 pm

The Artful Dodger wrote:Casino Royale really is Bond back to basics, much like in the Connery days, but what's different is you actually see character development and the storyline is more involving over recent films. The action sequences are terrific without being over-the-top (in fact, they're more visceral than with other Bonds in the past) and so, the movie doesn't feel too contrived from the average Bond flick.

Exactly. It was nice to see a "realistic" Bond, and for those of you who have feminazis in your life, Bond isn't the womanizer he's known for in past Bonds. He's much more human.
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