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Movies - recently watched
« on: December 21, 2008, 12:03:44 pm »
As there are times, when I want to make sure if this new movie is good or not, and there are times when I don't know what to watch at all, a thread like this could be useful.

Tell us the name of the movie, rate it (1-10), give us a quick review.
TV series are allowed, but only whole seasons.

I'll start:

Transporter 3 (4/10) - another badass action movie, starring Jason Statham. It's the worst of the trilogy, which doesn't even surprise me. The plot is about a black BMW car saving some country, it isn't really stated which. Oh, and there's a driver in this car, who strips, does some martial arts and gunfights. And BMX stunts. The camera shook so much during the fights, I think it was held by Michael J. Fox. And main hero's girl is SO FUCKING UGLY! She ruined the movie, really. Don't watch it, unless you're completely bored. And I mean completely.
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Re: Movies - recently watched
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2008, 04:04:59 pm »
Tom Yum Goong (The Protector): (7/10)
As most MA-flicks, it is an awful movie as a whole. However, the fighting scenes and stunts are top class. Tony Jaa (also seen in Ong Bak) is really the next big thing in the world of MA-movies. Another plus goes to the guy who plays this movie's comic relief-sidekick. He actually manages to be funny without being too over the top.
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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2008, 05:15:01 pm »
Quantum of Solace: (5/10)

Contrived plot that didn't make that much sense and boring action.
James Bond movies used to be a lot more fun because of cool futuristic gadgets. Now we have the technology to do everything they did in the movie.

This one is on par with all of the Pierce Brosning Bond films after Goldeneye.

disappointing.

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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2008, 08:05:08 pm »
Quantum of Solace: (5/10)

Contrived plot that didn't make that much sense and boring action.
James Bond movies used to be a lot more fun because of cool futuristic gadgets. Now we have the technology to do everything they did in the movie.

This one is on par with all of the Pierce Brosning Bond films after Goldeneye.

disappointing.

Brosning?

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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2008, 09:03:59 pm »
How to lose friends & Alienate people

Starring shaun from shaun of the dead as lead character, this movie starts out be comical and funny. However, after you get into the movie its actually not funny at all.
Basically people were waiting on something to laugh about and when something mildly funny happens only a small puff of air gets released from the watcher.
Nothing new, good or impressive. Though good for a sunday with a hangover. (4/10)

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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2008, 11:17:11 pm »
Quantum of Solace: (5/10)

Contrived plot that didn't make that much sense and boring action.
James Bond movies used to be a lot more fun because of cool futuristic gadgets. Now we have the technology to do everything they did in the movie.

This one is on par with all of the Pierce Brosning Bond films after Goldeneye.

disappointing.

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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2008, 11:46:54 pm »
Quantum of Solace: (5/10)

Contrived plot that didn't make that much sense and boring action.
James Bond movies used to be a lot more fun because of cool futuristic gadgets. Now we have the technology to do everything they did in the movie.

This one is on par with all of the Pierce Brosning Bond films after Goldeneye.

disappointing.

Brosnan. :P

Did you see the last movie? This is the first legitimate sequel in the James Bond series, so there's a fair bit of continuation.

I didn't think the plot was all that contrived or confusing, but I've also seen it twice.

Where I would have given Casino Royale a 10/10, I'd give this a 7/10. Bond is a little harder to relate to as a human instead of a killing machine, but for now I'm just thinking of the movie as an interim between CR and the next one. It had some bad-ass moments, though, and I was on the edge of my seat quite a bit.

As my dad said walking out of the last movie, "I think this is the first James Bond that really looks like he could kick someone's ass". I love the old movies, too, but they were from a different time, and trying to impose that formula onto modern day cinema didn't work, as the last three Brosnan films showed. I like the feeling I get from the new ones, where this stuff could actually be happening somewhere in the world, and Bond really is an almost entirely self-reliant agent on his own that can take care of himself, but is also very mortal (poison scene in last movie).
That's the problem with heroes, really. Their only purpose in life is to thwart others. They make no plans, develop no strategies. They react instead of act. Without villains, heroes would stagnate. Without heroes, villains would be running the world. Heroes have morals. Villains have work ethic.

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Re: Movies - recently watched
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2008, 02:57:57 pm »
Quote from: yassiek
The camera shakes so much during the fights, I think it was held by Michael J. Fox.
You edited this but you didn't do it right, since its all in past tense you should change more words instead of just 'held', also 'shook instead of shaked'

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« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2008, 01:58:36 pm »
Wall-E (9/10)

The first half an hour or so is pretty much cinematic perfection. Excellent premise, absolutely stunning visuals, instantly loveable characters (who you are made to feel a real connection with, despite the lack of proper vocals). The quality dips fractionally in the second half, but the cg is still incredible and the story remains fun. Instant classic.

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« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2008, 09:17:25 pm »
burn after reading

it's a coen brothers film

with brad pitt

and george clooney

and tilda swinton

and john malkovich.

it is pretty hilarious and the only bad thing about it is brad pitt and george clooney didnt have any scenes together.
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« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2008, 06:28:35 am »
A Very Long Engagement

It has Audrey Tautou and is in French.
It is about how "engagement" can mean something romantic or something about war.
It is good. It is especially good because the French made it.
Audrey Tautou is cute.
The movie is also cute.
Some people think the movie is cute because Audrey Tautou is cute and she is in it.
The movie is also gory and violent.
Audrey Tautou is not gory. She is also not violent.
So you see, she is clearly not the source of the movie's attributes.

8/10


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« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2008, 09:39:23 am »
secretly the movie is cute due to the gore and violence
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« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2009, 12:18:05 am »
RocknRolla

The newest flick from my favorite director, Guy Richie.
Such as all his films, there are several main plots and diverse sub plots.
The camerawork is amazing and the cast is outstanding!
I would not recommend seeing this with mates or with a hot girl in bed because you really need to keep your mind with these kind of movies to really appreciate and understand the movie.
Excellent stuff.
9/10

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« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2009, 07:20:32 pm »
Wall-E (9/10)

The first half an hour or so is pretty much cinematic perfection. Excellent premise, absolutely stunning visuals, instantly loveable characters (who you are made to feel a real connection with, despite the lack of proper vocals). The quality dips fractionally in the second half, but the cg is still incredible and the story remains fun. Instant classic.

This would be the same Wall-E which has 'DESTROYING THE PLANET IS BAD' and 'STOP BEING FAT AND LAZY' as it's main messages? The same Wall-E which has delusions of being high art by virtue of there being so little dialog in the film? I just don't get what so many people saw in it.

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« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2009, 10:26:30 pm »
Wall-E (9/10)

The first half an hour or so is pretty much cinematic perfection. Excellent premise, absolutely stunning visuals, instantly loveable characters (who you are made to feel a real connection with, despite the lack of proper vocals). The quality dips fractionally in the second half, but the cg is still incredible and the story remains fun. Instant classic.

This would be the same Wall-E which has 'DESTROYING THE PLANET IS BAD' and 'STOP BEING FAT AND LAZY' as it's main messages? The same Wall-E which has delusions of being high art by virtue of there being so little dialog in the film? I just don't get what so many people saw in it.

It's funny and cute.

Clearly, the only people that dislike it also dislike puppies, rainbows, and the laughter of small children.
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