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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby Cleveland Steamers » Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:15 pm

J35J wrote:Just watched The Hulk - 6.5/10

Not bad, not great. It was a little different than I thought it might be, but it was fun...glad I watched it.



I just saw it as well...I thought it was very good. I'm a big fan of comic book movies outside of Batman and Robin (the worst movie I've ever seen).

8.5/10
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby BronXBombers51 » Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:25 pm

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BronXBombers51 wrote:Religulous- 10/10
I was really looking forward to this and it delivered. Numerous hilarious scenes but makes sound points at the same time.


I wish they'd hurry up and bring it out here :-C


I'm considering going to see it again this weekend. It's hard to pack it all in when you see it the first time.
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby RugbyD » Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:38 pm

Religulous - 5/10

Amusing, but not particularly coherent. It really just preaches to the choir and makes no serious attempt to change the viewer's way of thinking.
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby jlm53089 » Sat Nov 01, 2008 1:19 am

Zack and Miri Make a Porno- 9/10
I really like Kevin Smith, and I really like what he did with this movie.
It is very funny and shows an emotional side in the same sense.
Definite recommend. ;-D
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby Mookie4ever » Sat Nov 01, 2008 8:45 am

RugbyD wrote:Religulous - 5/10

Amusing, but not particularly coherent. It really just preaches to the choir and makes no serious attempt to change the viewer's way of thinking.



That's the exact impression that I got from watching the trailer. Seems like a bunch of smug liberals laughing at the dumbest of conservative sound bites taken completely out of context. Don't really want to see it.
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby RugbyD » Sat Nov 01, 2008 2:31 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:
RugbyD wrote:Religulous - 5/10

Amusing, but not particularly coherent. It really just preaches to the choir and makes no serious attempt to change the viewer's way of thinking.



That's the exact impression that I got from watching the trailer. Seems like a bunch of smug liberals laughing at the dumbest of conservative sound bites taken completely out of context. Don't really want to see it.

It wasn't bad to that degree. A lot of the material that wasn't tongue-in-cheek was valid, but they didn't bother to organize anything into an attempt at persuasive argument.
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby sblinyy » Sun Nov 02, 2008 1:14 pm

Fight Club- 8.5/10

Orange County- 7/10
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby The Artful Dodger » Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:28 pm

Just finished watching the entire Infernal Affairs trilogy within a week on my spare time. I've seen IA many times but have never quite had the experience of watching them within a close time frame in viewing the darn thing as a whole series.

My two cents on Infernal Affairs and The Departed (which I've dug up one time many moons back but forgot to comment on): it's inevitable that The Departed as an American adaptation of Infernal Affairs is compared down to every nuance. That's understandable, but as similar they are, they're both completely different movies as far as I'm concerned (and excellent ones at that) and they both can't be compared. Scorsese makes The Departed his own through more defined character development dialogue and a more deliberate pace whereas Infernal Affairs is simply more psychological and more tightly paced.

Infernal Affairs I - 9.5/10 - For comparison's sake, I'm biased but I prefer this over The Departed. Better suspense and better theme. Every moment seems to have its purpose, even the smallest of details do, and they all sneak up on you for a shocking but beautiful finale. The minimalist dialogue suffices very well and the film doesn't drag as long as The Departed does in general. I'd take the Tony Leung/Andy Lau pairing over Leonardo di Caprio/Matt Damon duo as well, the latter having to be over-the-top, Leo especially. Tony Leung can skip the theatrics and look equally as credible as a cop. As flexible as Andy Lau is with other roles, I think he's a so-so actor in my book who has had his moments, but does a more than adequate job here.

Infernal Affairs II - 8/10 - To be quite frank, I have trouble rating this one. IA 2 is a prequel to IA 1 but it's also not a prequel in the truest sense. First of all, there isn't that much revealed here in the prequel that makes you view the first IA any different, as one would expect from prequels. There are a few not-so-subtle coincidences that connect the two movies together, but in all, it's a standalone story. Another noticeable difference from IA 1 and IA 2 is the structure and pacing of IA 2. The pace is a slow burn, no flashy sequences to speak of. The story smacks of something out of The Godfather and in fact there's a killing sequence that's somewhat similar to the famous baptism killing sequence found in the first Godfather. You'll look at Infernal Affairs 2 and be puzzled as to how this is connected at all to the first film. That's where this movie doesn't succeed. What it does succeed in is it delivers an effective start-to-finish standalone story. No Tony Leung/Andy Lau pairing here as it's all flashbacks, but the two supporting actors from the first film (the triad boss and superintendent) really make up for it, namely the friendship between the two before it reaches its "point of no return" and turns ugly. IA 2 makes you feel sympathetic for the triad boss, something you wouldn't have expected from viewing the first. The subtleties take time to digest but in all, a worthy watch. (FYI, the backstory elements that were in The Departed but weren't in Infernal Affairs are derived from IA 2.)

Infernal Affairs III - 8/10 - This is more par for the course in terms of styling and pace with IA although it blends with the slow burn of IA 2 at times. This is a true sequel with a lot of flashbacks: post-IA 1 Andy Lau mixed in with pre-IA 1/post IA 2 Tony Leung and as the movie progresses, that past/present line is blurred, which I think is fantastic. Where it excels in that IA 2 didn't is that it makes you view IA 1 differently in that it adds backstory that complements well with the first film. Of course, you'd have to view IA 2 as well to understand the significance of certain events, especially the ending where it really hits home. Andy Lau is a bit more demonstrative for the roles that he usually plays, but it works here. This film out of the three gives more emphasis on the balance between heaven and hell on earth, interestingly enough.

In short, I'd only watch Infernal Affairs II and III if only you're a curious fan of the first. The first movie is highly recommended to all if you haven't seen it, especially if you've seen The Departed before.
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby Dan Lambskin » Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:31 am

The Mist - more like Teh Suck...i dont think i've seen acting that bad since i was forced to watch a high school play. the story was cheesier than (insert pizza, mac n cheese, cheeze-its reference). i did like the ending (i mean the way it ended, not that it was over, although that was nice too). Kings writing rarely translates well to TV, so part of me is hoping they never adapt The Dark Tower, but this was like an extended episode of The Twilight Zone

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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby Mookie4ever » Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:37 am

Dan Lambskin wrote:The Mist - more like Teh Suck...i dont think i've seen acting that bad since i was forced to watch a high school play. the story was cheesier than (insert pizza, mac n cheese, cheeze-its reference). i did like the ending (i mean the way it ended, not that it was over, although that was nice too). Kings writing rarely translates well to TV, so part of me is hoping they never adapt The Dark Tower, but this was like an extended episode of The Twilight Zone

4/10



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The monsters sucked too. I have to semi-disagree on the ending though. I like how it ended but for the guy but it was totally unrealistic. There is no way someone would do that. Plus there was absolutely zero reason to do that. Zero. Change to another car, siphon some gas, walk, do anything I don't care but their solution was just totally ridiculous. Would never happen.
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