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Justice League - The New Frontier . Going into this flick I was a little afraid after seeing quite a few lackluster animated comic movies. But I found this to be a decent take on the Silver Age of DC superheroes. Worth a rental, at least compared in relation to its competition.

 

Have you read the stories it was based on?

 

The last movie I saw was The Signal, a low budget horror film about a broadcast through TV/radio and phones that causes people to kill.

 

Its "okay" at best; the movie was divided by three writer-directors into three different sections, so the whole is rather uneven. I thought the opening was weak with some very poor drama and dialogue, then picked up only to descend into people acting really stupid.

 

The second part is the best of the three, and also the darkly funniest. But it also contains a number of "why are these people acting that stupid" moments. The third is mostly a chase/race story so there's little to it and the immediate end is somewhat let down by a lack of budget and some confusing psychology, but manages to be kinda okay.

 

Couldn't say I could really recommend the film though.

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Justice League - The New Frontier . Going into this flick I was a little afraid after seeing quite a few lackluster animated comic movies. But I found this to be a decent take on the Silver Age of DC superheroes. Worth a rental, at least compared in relation to its competition.

 

 

Ive been meaning to get that. I really like the animation/way the characters are drawn in that series. It was a sad day for me when they cancelled the regular Saturday series.

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Shoot em up. I had heard this movie was good from someone who only a few days ago I thought I could trust. I wasn't too impressed. I'm a mild fan of Clive Owen and he did a fine job but I suppose this movie just wasn't for me. I'm not a huge fan of over the top action and this was no short of being ridiculous but even so there were other problems. They tried to introduce backgrounds of the characters in horribly action cliche ways that were entirely retarded and unwarranted. I can understand that this movie was a parody of action movies but it just wasn't funny or all that awesome. Blood splatter and crazy gun shot wounds were cool but for the most part it was just all over the place and not awesome.

 

6.5/10 - Needed more bewbies and less trying to satirize action movies.

 

 

That's like saying Apocalypse Now needed less war, or Love Story needed less love, or Aliens needed fewer aliens.

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No Country for Old Men

 

Visuals and acting are very, very nice.

 

The unravelling of the story was like listening to an anectdote heard in a coffee shop on a busy morning.

Slow, long and irrelevant. I didn't really care what happened.

 

The pacing was ok for the film itself but it was too slow for my taste.

 

I'm still wondering what the use of TLJ's character is for.

 

 

Josh Brolin's performance was more of a surprise to me and I found his work in this better then Bardem's, who just stares blankly at things and uses a deep, barely audible voice.

 

Also, I couldn't figure out how a man of Moss' obvious intelligence would go back to the scene of a drug deal gone bad to bring water to a dying survivor, after many hours. Why did he go back after such a long period of time? Guilt?

 

Pff.

 

 

7/10

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American Gangster. This is kind of a tough one. It was an above average movie but it had a lot of potential in my opinion and it only ended up being sup par. The movie was long as hell and was a little boring a few times, pacing was well done but I mean it was like 3 hours, so not much you can do about that. I would have liked if they added a bit more "action/suspense" but the investigation portion of the movie was fine I suppose just could have been a bit more lively. The story itself was interesting and fresh considering there hasn't been a gangster movie in quite a while, the acting was solid, and there honestly was no major flaws besides the length of the movie. As a whole the movie doesn't come close to the caliber of movie like Casino, but thats kind of unfair since Casino is like an amazing movie. Way better than any of that other trash the majority of stupid meat headed meat faces that walk the streets saying Scarface, Godfather, etc is the best. But enough about that, I give you the much anticipated score.

 

8.1/10 - Towards the end things got pretty cool and the music in the film was nice. If they would have shaved off like 30 minutes, amped up the action and STYLE of the film this could have been a real gem. Just pulls out a -B.

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No Country for Old Men

 

Visuals and acting are very, very nice.

 

The unravelling of the story was like listening to an anectdote heard in a coffee shop on a busy morning.

Slow, long and irrelevant. I didn't really care what happened.

 

The pacing was ok for the film itself but it was too slow for my taste.

 

I'm still wondering what the use of TLJ's character is for.

 

 

Josh Brolin's performance was more of a surprise to me and I found his work in this better then Bardem's, who just stares blankly at things and uses a deep, barely audible voice.

 

Also, I couldn't figure out how a man of Moss' obvious intelligence would go back to the scene of a drug deal gone bad to bring water to a dying survivor, after many hours. Why did he go back after such a long period of time? Guilt?

 

Pff.

 

 

7/10

 

As for TLJ's character, he is the main character. He doesn't understand the murders, and he simply refuses to believe that someone like Chigurh would be capable of that kind of atrocities. Watch his ending speech again, where one will understand on why "There is no country for old men".

 

As for Moss going back, it was a flash of doing the right thing. Which is partly the point of the movie, look for everytime someone does a good thing, and how it messes things up for them. Chigurh however, is consequent throughout the movie, and look what happens to him :ermm:

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Bought a couple of movies when I went into the local mall yesterday. Resident Evil 2 & 3, Battlestar Galactica Season 3 and A Knights Tale. Trying to decide which one is going to be the 'Movies you have seen lately' :thumbsup:

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Sicko.

 

No one should confuse Michael Moore with being a serious documentary filmmaker, but I do find his movies entertaining opinion-propaganda. This one falls apart towards the end (becomes boring & overly conceited even for Moore) but up to that point it's watchable, gave me some laughs, and occasionally made me nod in agreement with the basic point that "health care system in America is bogus."

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Sicko.

 

No one should confuse Michael Moore with being a serious documentary filmmaker, but I do find his movies entertaining opinion-propaganda. This one falls apart towards the end (becomes boring & overly conceited even for Moore) but up to that point it's watchable, gave me some laughs, and occasionally made me nod in agreement with the basic point that "health care system in America is bogus."

 

I found Sicko to be more about Health Insurance than Healthcare. He bashes on insurance companies a lot more than the governement. Until the last "chapter" where he mixes up his causes with the war in Irak. He lost the focus of his film at that point and my interest as well.

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There Will Be Blood

 

Saw it yesterday, and it was good if a bit uneven. I particularly liked the confrontations between Eli and Daniel.

 

No Country for Old Men

 

Saw it today, and it was quite awesome. I'll have to see it a second time to try and figure out where the Coens were going with it.

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the lord of the rings - all exteneded version

 

extended version?

 

so another 2 hours of walking then? :thumbsup:

 

don't get me wrong, i liked the movies (the first time i watched them)

 

trying to sit through them again was a bit of a yawn-fest though

 

last movie i watched was Bubba Ho Tep (on the advice of my brother)

 

Bruce Campbell as Elvis...

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the lord of the rings - all exteneded version

 

extended version?

 

so another 2 hours of walking then? :yucky:

 

don't get me wrong, i liked the movies (the first time i watched them)

 

trying to sit through them again was a bit of a yawn-fest though

 

last movie i watched was Bubba Ho Tep (on the advice of my brother)

 

Bruce Campbell as Elvis...

 

I absolutely loathed Bubba Ho Tep.

I love Bruce Campbell like any other geek but this was just total crap, even for a B-movie type thing.

 

On the other hand, I went to see LotR:FotR 15 times in theaters...

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the lord of the rings - all exteneded version

 

extended version?

 

so another 2 hours of walking then? :yucky:

 

don't get me wrong, i liked the movies (the first time i watched them)

 

trying to sit through them again was a bit of a yawn-fest though

 

 

It was very long but makes normal cut seem like the biggest pile of poo* in the world. Extra plots, dialouge, more complete. Sort of like the TSL restoration project. Trust me.

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Eh, I thought a wheelchair bound Elvis and JFK versus a mummy was pretty interesting. You have to go in expecting it's going to be a bad B movie, really.

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Yeah I loved Bubba-Ho-Tep.

 

Mind you, as you might be able to guess, I'm a sucker for mummy movies. ;)

 

Too bad about the sequel, Bubba Nosferatu not getting made. >_

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I liked Bubba-Ho-Tep too.

 

[Elvis begins reading an incantation against an unconscious Bubba Ho-Tep from JFK's "Book of Souls"]

Elvis: "You nasty thing from beyond the dead, no matter what you think or do, good things will never come to you. And if evil is your black design, you can bet the goodness of the Light Ones..."

[begins to slow the recitation from disbelief]

Elvis: "... will kick your bad behind"?

[muttering to himself]

Elvis: For chrissake!

[to the heavens]

Elvis: That's it? That's the chant against evil from the "Book of Souls"? Oh yeah, right, boss. And what kind of decoder ring comes with that, man? ****, it don't even rhyme well!

Bubba Ho-Tep: [regains consciousness, rises, and speaks in ancient Egyptian] Eat the dog **** of Anubis, you ass-wipe!

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the lord of the rings - all exteneded version

 

extended version?

 

so another 2 hours of walking then? :lol:

 

don't get me wrong, i liked the movies (the first time i watched them)

 

trying to sit through them again was a bit of a yawn-fest though

 

last movie i watched was Bubba Ho Tep (on the advice of my brother)

 

Bruce Campbell as Elvis...

How can someone not like The Lord of the Rings trilogy? :bat:

 

I'm dying for the hi-def extended edition releases.

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I love Bruce Campbell like any other geek but this was just total crap, even for a B-movie type thing.

I wouldn't say it was total crap, but I do mostly agree w/the sentiment It had some comic/amusing moments - if Bruce is in the movie, it's bound to - but overall it was kind of a snooze-fest.

 

It was very long but makes normal cut seem like the biggest pile of poo* in the world. Extra plots, dialouge, more complete.

I can't watch the theater versions at all anymore for that reason. Extended adds more depth, which was somewhat lacking before. Not that it's super-deep even in the extended, but .... yeah, y'all know what I mean. :sweat:

But after the first time, I haven't been able to sit through all 3 extended without fast-forwarding through a lot of scenes. The more I came to memorize the films, the more scenes there are that I realize I don't find all that entertaining on repeated viewings.

 

And the last movie I saw was Hoosiers. One of those old movies I hadn't seen a long long time, and one of the few "sports" movies that I actually like.

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Sort of like the TSL restoration project. Trust me.

 

You might want to reserve judgement on that one. The LOTR movies actually got finished.

 

I kid. :sweat:

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Last movie I saw was Justice League: The New Frontier. Probably the best DC animated film, and right up there with Iron Man for best animated comic movie.

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Sleuth

 

Really low budget film, all the shots were inside a house. Didn't like the story. Plus all you ever see is 2 actors.

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Diary of the Dead.

 

1. After Cloverfield precisely which fething genius thought handheld footage would work?

2. Call me old fashioned.

3. Just call me old fashioned.

4. Also explain what the point is of a film which does absolutely nothing new?

5. Please also explain the purpose of protagonists who are so ball-twistingly annoying you actually want them to die? Why can't we have believable and likeable characters?

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1. After Cloverfield precisely which fething genius thought handheld footage would work?

2. Call me old fashioned.

3. Just call me old fashioned.

4. Also explain what the point is of a film which does absolutely nothing new?

5. Please also explain the purpose of protagonists who are so ball-twistingly annoying you actually want them to die? Why can't we have believable and likeable characters?

1. People on a low budget and artsy amateurs (and the idea hasn't reached Boll yet, he probably will when it does).

2. You are old fashioned.

3. You are old fashioned.

4. You just described 95% of the movie industry (which btw. is whining about people not watching their "new" releases)

5. Whats wrong with Doctor Zhivago? :thumbsup:

 

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