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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby mweir145 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:32 pm

The Artful Dodger wrote:I watched The Final Cut last month and I believe I reviewed that here. Blade Runner the original was great, Director's Cut better than that, but The Final Cut was a masterpiece.

I think I watched the Final Cut, it was one without Ford's voiceover narration and with the unicorn dream sequence.

Personally, I'm more of a fan of dark action-oriented anime, such as Cowboy Bebop, Gungrave, Akira, etc. but there's no denying that Miyazaki's work is brilliant. I also loved Grave of the Fireflies, surely Takahata's best work.

Not sure how many full-featured anime films/TV you've seen, but I'll recommend a few other films you might like. Perfect Blue is a psychological thriller about a Japanese pop star turned actress who becomes mentally unstable when a stalker disapproves of her career change. Patlabor 1 & 2 are excellent sci-fi films based off a popular anime series, which has its bleak political overtones. I also love Ninja Scroll, Samurai X: Trust & Betrayal (Director's Cut), and Vampire Hunter D & Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust.

Haven't seen too much anime, but I'll keep these in mind.
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby Dan Lambskin » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:41 pm

mweir145 wrote:
The Artful Dodger wrote:I watched The Final Cut last month and I believe I reviewed that here. Blade Runner the original was great, Director's Cut better than that, but The Final Cut was a masterpiece.

I think I watched the Final Cut, it was one without Ford's voiceover narration and with the unicorn dream sequence.

Personally, I'm more of a fan of dark action-oriented anime, such as Cowboy Bebop, Gungrave, Akira, etc. but there's no denying that Miyazaki's work is brilliant. I also loved Grave of the Fireflies, surely Takahata's best work.

Not sure how many full-featured anime films/TV you've seen, but I'll recommend a few other films you might like. Perfect Blue is a psychological thriller about a Japanese pop star turned actress who becomes mentally unstable when a stalker disapproves of her career change. Patlabor 1 & 2 are excellent sci-fi films based off a popular anime series, which has its bleak political overtones. I also love Ninja Scroll, Samurai X: Trust & Betrayal (Director's Cut), and Vampire Hunter D & Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust.

Haven't seen too much anime, but I'll keep these in mind.


Ninja Scroll is pretty sweet...other than that the only Anime i've ever really seen is Akira (meh) and Fist Of The North Star (pretty sweet)
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby The Artful Dodger » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:59 pm

mweir145 wrote:
The Artful Dodger wrote:I watched The Final Cut last month and I believe I reviewed that here. Blade Runner the original was great, Director's Cut better than that, but The Final Cut was a masterpiece.

I think I watched the Final Cut, it was one without Ford's voiceover narration and with the unicorn dream sequence.


Yes, that's the one.
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby teddy ballgame » Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:05 am

The Lovely Bones - 5.5/10 - I thought it would focus more on the investigation of the murder, and the fantasy/in between/heaveny stuff wasn't very interesting.

Upstairs - 2/10 - Me and my cousins were looking for a stupid horror movie to make fun of, and we pretty much succeeded. Except I'm not sure it can really be classified as horror because it didn't even try to be scary.
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby AussieDodger » Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:26 am

District 9 - 8/10
Woah.
Way, way better then I thought it was going to be.

An alien named "Christopher Johnson"? Hahaha
That's like the South Park episode with "Bill Cosby" :-b
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby bigh0rt » Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:21 am

The Book of Eli - 8/10
Coming out of the theater, I overheard some people saying they hated it, because it's not the shoot 'em up action packed flick that they were expecting, I suppose. Post-apocalyptic movies can be difficult, and are usually painfully slow in their pacing. Eli is somewhat slow, but I really, really enjoyed it. It's got some good action sequences, and I definitely recommend checking it out, but as I said, I can see why some people would come out of it dissatisfied, if it's not up their alley like it was for me.
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby Mookie4ever » Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:50 pm

Avatar 7/10

James Cameron must have watched FernGully on acid and come up with this idea. Then he took the love story from Pocahontas, the techno stuff from the Matrix and cultural themes from Dune and mashed them all together. I very much liked it but did not find it as visually stunning as others have. I don't like 3D movies and find it very distracting. I'm sure that I would have given it a higher score had I not seen it in 3D in a completely packed theatre. I also hated the stereotypical Marine leader. The other distracting thing was trying to see nipple the entire movie. They cleverly hide them and you don't even know if you see bare boob...very annoying. I want to get it on DVD and watch it alone when I can give it my undivided attention, I think that this is a really good movie that I didn't enjoy as much as I should have.
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby thedude » Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:02 am

The Uninvited - 8/10. It is far from a classic and by no means a great work of art. Nevertheless this is a quite an enjoyable film. A thriller driven by a good plot.

Quick synopsis w/o spoilers: Anna has spent the last year in a psychiatric hospital dealing with the trauma of her mother dieing in a fire. Anna returns home to find that her mother's former nurse is now her father's serious girl friend and has the run of the house. Anna and her sister begin to suspect that there is something off about their father's new girl friend. Meanwhile Anna starts suffering from vivid nightmares, which she struggles to discover the meaning of.
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby jfg » Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:46 pm

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home- 2/5 The Enterprise crew travels back to 1986 San Francisco to save the whales. As exciting as it sounds.
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby phillyphan12 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:15 pm

Avatar- 7.5/10

Keep in mind that I watched this on my 12 inch laptop, not a theatre...Obviously the visuals don`t do quite as much for ya when that is the case. I really enjoyed it tho ;-D
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