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I saw part of transformers on tv a short while ago. I'll probably get shot in a dark alley for saying it, but it was too uninteresting to keep watching it until the end.

 

Last movie seen: Le Notti del Terrore (Burial Ground). From a time and place where Zombie movies were meant to be scary, not action comedies >_


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I haven't seen this yet, but it appears to be a bit like The Blair Witch Project, in that either the approach gets you or it doesn't. I actually enjoyed BWP quite a bit just because it was interesting watching a film made so far outside if the Hollywood system. But it didn't scare me in the least.

 

Did you see Blair Witch? If so, how would you compare them?

 

Yes, its exactly like The Blair Witch Project. I dont like that style of filming (it gives me a slight headache after an hour or so) and Paranormal Activities had the added burden of being shot entirely within three rooms of a house (bedroom, hallway/stairs, living room) so its not even visually stimulating. Then you have to sit through 21 "days of footage" to get to the moneyshot. Ug. I suppose if you buy into "its the real stuff!" it may be slightly scary but at this point, that style movie isnt even fresh anymore.


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Tropa de Elite

Nice action movie about a Brazilian "SWAT" team fighting a drug lord.


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Interview With A Vampire

 

I havent seen this movie since I was a child! I loved it. Makes me want to play Vampire Bloodlines for the 4th time! :p I Havent read any of the books, but I'm interested in them. I know i didnt like the movie that was related to the series, Queen of THe Damned. :lol: Not my cup of tea fellas.

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I Havent read any of the books, but I'm interested in them.

 

 

The first two, Interview with the Vampire and The Vampire Lestat are outstanding. Things fall apart in book three, Queen of the Damned and thats where I stopped although Ive heard Anne Rice redeemed herself somewhat in book four, Tale of the Body Thief. I dont know anthing about the remaining six, Memnoch the Devil, The Vampire Armand, Merrik, Blood and Gold, Blackwood Farm and Blood Canticle.


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They made a movie out of Queen of the damned, it's horrible. I read the first two books and they were quite good, not cheesy at all as the genre has come to be, although that is partly Rice's fault as well.

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Shrink - I picked this up, knowing nothing about it, because Kevin Spacey was in it. A rather odd little film about a shrink-to-the-famous who's having a break down. The plot goes rapidly and not always smoothly between him and about 4 other character arc/plots that to one degree or another eventually merge together. Very strange. Watchable and oft snidely amusing but not a great movie. Maybe 3 stars out of 5...slightly more if you're into making-fun-of-Hollywood satire & Kevin Spacey's type of sarcasm/acting,


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I Havent read any of the books, but I'm interested in them.

 

 

The first two, Interview with the Vampire and The Vampire Lestat are outstanding. Things fall apart in book three, Queen of the Damned and thats where I stopped although Ive heard Anne Rice redeemed herself somewhat in book four, Tale of the Body Thief. I dont know anthing about the remaining six, Memnoch the Devil, The Vampire Armand, Merrik, Blood and Gold, Blackwood Farm and Blood Canticle.

 

I read "The Vampire Armand" and it's actually pretty good.. although afterwards Antonio Banderas seems rather silly in "Interview with the Vampire" as Armand was supposedly turned as a 15 year old and was an extremely religious vampire.

 

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I haven't seen this film, but I had to share the embarrassing cover they've made for this one..

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And this is the altered Danish one, with an altered title as well.. I have to laugh at the pathetic photoshop edit! :thumbsup:

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I have proff now that Ashton Kutcher really can act!

 

His performance in Personal Effects is moving, endearing and touching - and yes, sometimes even heart-breaking.

 

He plays opposite Michelle Pfeiffer; the plot is about that they both have lost someone; we follow how they slowly adapt to this new situation, and see how their life unfolds.

 

It really is a quiet little film...as in the effects are in the acting, not in the visuals...


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I've never really had an issue with Ashton Kutcher. It just seems like he's chosen a few bad roles, but I've never felt like he ruined a movie or anything. That 70's show was pretty lame without him, too.

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Saw the remake of Pelham123....it was ok. John Travolta's overwrought "bad guy" acting mode is very worn in the tooth now, tho. His performance kept reminding me of Battlefield Earth. Hahaha.


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He's a reasonably intelligent guy, you would think he was capable of playing more than one kind of psychopath. On the other hand it's an action movie, there isn't a lot of time for Shakespearean monologues

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No Shakespeare required...but If he toned it down just a little, it'd be better. It was especially out of place in Pelham because everyone else was generally so mellow. I think Travolta's on auto-pilot when he's playing a villain.


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Repo! The Genetic Opera

 

quite liked it - still got one of the songs stuck in my head


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Drag Me to Hell. Love Sam Raimi horror comedy fights. Thing that pissed me off about the movie is about 20-30 minutes before the end they have one of those non-events that only appear in a movie as foreshadowing and it completely spoiled the ending. Otherwise I enjoyed it.

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Bruno - Pretty graphic, like just serious **** action all over the place. Still, it was hilarious throughout, although I think I liked Borat better. It was also a lot more depressing to watch, the homophobia was hard to see. The best part was watching it again with the director's comments and hearing how they pulled off everything. It was amazing what they managed to do.

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Bruno - Pretty graphic, like just serious **** action all over the place. Still, it was hilarious throughout, although I think I liked Borat better. It was also a lot more depressing to watch, the homophobia was hard to see. The best part was watching it again with the director's comments and hearing how they pulled off everything. It was amazing what they managed to do.

 

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2012. Pretty good. I laughed at the

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, or, to be more accurate, lack thereof. Effects were epic.

 

Next up for me is Ninja Assassin. Sounds like my kind of movie- no plot, no acting, just fighting.


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Started watching Quarantine on Netflix. Shaky-cam style and 18 minutes before the first violence isn't making a good impression on me so far. Pick, pick, pick....


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Is the (new) series V worth watching on Hulu? Never saw the old series but I'm kind of curious about the new one.

It ranges from relatively not good to reasonably mediocre though it is getting better, I think. I'll still continue watching though.


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Is the (new) series V worth watching on Hulu? Never saw the old series but I'm kind of curious about the new one.

Since it costs nothing to do so, I'd say yes. At least the first couple, to see if you like it.

I haven't been watching it on TV but 'catch up' on it now and then on hulu...less commercials, too.


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