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Post by Dark Duel » Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:18 pm

Just recently saw A History of Violence, which I rented mainly because of Viggo Mortensen and Ed Harris.
I thought it was a great movie, really...Loved the ending.

Also saw 1408, which was a lot less scary and a lot more confusing than I was led to believe. But John Cusack was great. Samuel L. Jackson was good in his first scene(Thankfully the bulk of his screentime), then typically mediocre in the two or three appearances he had after that.

Finally managed to rent Transporter 2 and Mr. Brooks, which I have yet to watch - really looking forward to the latter.

I also rewatched the entire Jurassic Park trilogy last week.
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Post by J-Lead » Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:52 pm

Eh, I saw Jumper with my girlfriend. She wanted to see it because Hayden Christiansen is in it (as if he's a reason to go see anything. :roll: ) Don't go see it. It's not bad, but not good enough to go see in theatres, more like something you'd order on demand...if your bored. Unfortunately, just when things actually start to build up and get interesting, the credits roll. It leaves waaay too many loose ends, and I still want to know what happens to Griffon, my favorite character. They just...leave him there. This film should be a perfect example how not to end a movie.
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Post by DAG101 » Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:21 pm

most recently seen: Robin Hood: Men in Tights/Coheed and Cambria: Live at the Starland Ballroom (Can't remember what order I saw them in)
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Post by Blue 55 » Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:56 am

Just saw Jumper, it was ok. There will be blood was great a must see I say.
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Re: What's Your Latest Movie?

Post by Lans » Sun Mar 02, 2008 2:23 am

Chris wrote:Latest movie seen: I am Legend. Pretty good movie, and better than I expected. Will Smith actually did a very good job playing the part of someone fighting a losing battle against isolation and despair. Didn't care too much for there being CG monsters though, as they looked pretty lame and un-human.
Same here, in fact the credit still rolling in my background. Awesome story and quite a thriller. As usual thumbs up for Will Smith. The scenery of deserted NY is also good and quite realistic although one can argue that the building seems to be pretty clean after all those years. I don't mind the CG zombie, but yeah it really bothers me how they can force entry a fortified building. IMO they can't be that strong but that doesn't effect the overall story and movie so I won't rant. 8)

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Post by Jack » Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:36 pm

I just finished watching L'Interieur. It's a French horror film about a pregnant woman being stalked on the night before she gives birth. This isn't a film with cheap scares that you watch with someone on a date. This is pure, straight-up graphic violence which will disturb you and leave you feeling horrified, nauseous, or some combination of the two. Stuff like Saw and Hostel is nothing compared to this. If you're a fan of the genre and want to be tested by a film which isn't afraid to push beyond your limits, definitely check it out.

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Post by Chris » Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:03 pm

Continuing my obsession with film noir and Humphrey Bogart, I recently watched Key Largo, and oldie from 1948 with Edward G. Robinson and Lauren Bacall. Good movie, and an easy pick if you're a fan of Bogart.
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Post by Dark Duel » Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:13 pm

Finally saw Mr. Brooks, which is an AWESOME movie with Kevin Costner.
In the movie, Kevin Costner is the title character, and is essentially addicted to killing. He's been "clean" for two years, and when he finally gives in and decides to kill again, he's seen by a neighbor.
Meanwhile, his daughter's home from college, and Mr. Brooks's life gets really complicated because in addition to that, a cop(Demi Moore) is getting pretty close to catching him.

SEE IT. IT'S GREAT.

Then yesterday I saw Premonition, with Sandra Bullock. Great movie too - Sandra Bullock has a premonition that her husband dies in a horrific car crash, and does everything she can to prevent it.
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Post by MrMarch » Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:18 pm

Sadly haven't seen as many old films as I'd like. But I love Casablanca and Bogart was amazing in it.

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Post by His Divine Shadow » Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:05 pm

Vantage Point was pretty good. The replaying of the same scene gets a bit tiresome, but the plot is solid.
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Post by Dave » Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:38 pm

His Divine Shadow wrote:Vantage Point was pretty good. The replaying of the same scene gets a bit tiresome, but the plot is solid.
Just saw that with my dad. Would have liked to seen the second part drawn out a little more. :-/
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Post by goufx » Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:36 pm

mine was national treasure 2. it was suprisingly better than the first. and the first was really good in my opinion. so, i would recomend it to anybody who has not seen it.

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Post by Jak Crow » Sat Mar 08, 2008 9:14 am

Saw Cloverfield in the theater this week. Wow! Awesome movie. Very intense. I felt like I had been almost holding my breath when it was over.

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Post by Jack » Sat Mar 08, 2008 2:05 pm

I caught Diary of the Dead last night. It was alright, but it could have been paced a bit better. I realise it was probably meant to be like that, as it was presented as a student-produced film, but there wasn't a constant threat like there is in Romero's other zombie flicks. Definitely see it, because it's great fun, but if you ask me, the zombie/handheld thing was done better in [REC].

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Post by Darth Optimus » Sat Mar 08, 2008 2:05 pm

J-Lead wrote:Eh, I saw Jumper with my girlfriend. She wanted to see it because Hayden Christiansen is in it (as if he's a reason to go see anything. :roll: ) Don't go see it. It's not bad, but not good enough to go see in theatres, more like something you'd order on demand...if your bored. Unfortunately, just when things actually start to build up and get interesting, the credits roll. It leaves waaay too many loose ends, and I still want to know what happens to Griffon, my favorite character. They just...leave him there. This film should be a perfect example how not to end a movie.


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Post by Recon 5 » Sat Mar 08, 2008 5:10 pm

You're on the spot, my friend. It seems to be a common practice with moviemakers nowadays. We're likely to have yet another trilogy on our hands.
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Post by Wingnut » Sat Mar 08, 2008 5:20 pm

What is it with them and trilogies anyway? If they can tell a story in two movies, then tell it in two movies. Franchise titles aside, there is no good reason to over extend a story over another film.
I guess this is another thing to blame George for eh?
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Post by Recon 5 » Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:27 am

George can only partially be blamed for the 'trilogy' part as companies could easily make 'sagas' of four or more movies. In fact, unless you choose to ignore a certain three films, Star Wars actually spans six main titles, so George himself wasn't exactly obsessed with the number 3, just that he chose to release his saga in 2 sections of 3.

Could there be some kind of commonly inserted clause in acting contracts that mentions trilogies? Being unable to retain actors for movie 4 and onward would forcibly limit a franchise to three movies regardless of the makers' intentions.
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Post by Darth Optimus » Sun Mar 09, 2008 4:19 pm

Bourne Ultimatum = unbeliveable.
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Post by His Divine Shadow » Sun Mar 09, 2008 5:07 pm

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