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Postby Coppermine » Sun Dec 31, 2006 9:25 pm

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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.


Was Tomorrow Never Dies the one with the helicopter blades spinning in the street and Pierce Brosnan slides under them on a motorcycle? That scene made me want to vomit and made the oil slick fight scene in The Transporter seem like Casablanca.
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Postby The Artful Dodger » Sun Dec 31, 2006 9:44 pm

Coppermine wrote:
The Artful Dodger wrote:
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.


Was Tomorrow Never Dies the one with the helicopter blades spinning in the street and Pierce Brosnan slides under them on a motorcycle? That scene made me want to vomit and made the oil slick fight scene in The Transporter seem like Casablanca.


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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:22 am

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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


Yeah, an awesome movie. We really enjoyed it. ;-D
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Postby RugbyD » Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:34 pm

Children of Men - 7/10

Definitely could have garnered an 8 or 9 if tyhey had spent an extra 30 minutes on backgrounding or explaining some peripheral things. Wasn't necessary, but i like more depth in general. It was done off a book that i havent read so i don't know if that was really an option, but i would have liked to have sen it anyways.

maybe going to see Pan's Labryinth today.
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Postby mak1277 » Mon Jan 01, 2007 5:44 pm

Clerks II - 2/10....I may not have been in the right frame of mind, but I was so thoroughly disappointed in the movie....I just thought it was horrible

Pursuit of Happyness - 5/10....Went in with moderately high hopes, came out disappointed.

Good Shepherd - 7/10....I think this is a movie that will be even better upon a second (and third) viewing.
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Postby RugbyD » Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:13 pm

Pan's Labyrinth - 10/10

thoroughly impressed. the previews really don't give you a hint as to what the movie is about, so don't bother with preconceptions going into it. Pretty dark and sad, but it never forces itself onto you with wild emotional events and swings. Very consistent but not predictable either. Definitely put this at the top of your queue to go see.
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Postby cordscords » Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:33 pm

Little Miss Sunshine

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Postby CheeseBeger » Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:30 pm

The Big Lebowski
7/10 very rediculous
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Postby LongBallMan23 » Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:00 am

Persuit of Happiness 8.5/10

Saw 3/10

Employee of the Year 7/10

Little Nickey 6/10
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