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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11130 on: July 08, 2012, 02:51:01 PM »
I assume there's an internet board somewhere which lists all the films that "Film snobs" should go to and NOT laugh at, so they know which ones to choose?

Actually there is:

[url]lemonparty.org[url]

The rules aren't explicit about this kind of thing, but it seems like this could get you banned. Sorry to ruin the joke (although I think everybody has heard of this one), but I thought I should mention it.

Yeah, it should probably have a NSFW note on there somewhere, just in case anyone hasn't seen or heard about what lies at the other end of that link.  But even the Simpsons have mentioned it, which had me on the floor when it happened (because I like so many other dupes before me, have seen the Lemon Party.)
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11131 on: July 09, 2012, 12:04:36 PM »
Attack of the Giant Leeches.  Wonder why a porn version of Attack of the Giand Letches was never made?

I've seen the MST version of course, but I enjoy in unriffed as well.  They didn't cut much of it though.  It's my fave Corman movie, and I've seen ALOT of Corman movies.  Probably because the people in it remind me of the people back home.  I grew up with people like this.  Sad really.

Also saw Hercules Unchained and Phantom Planet unriffed.  They did cut quite a bit from these two.  I enjoy watching the movies unriffed because sometimes you see something that helps with the movie making sense.  For example, in Phantom Planet there is a scene that explains why they live the way they do, with all their technology. 
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11132 on: July 09, 2012, 09:17:33 PM »
I'm really happy for you, Monty, and I'm-a let you finish... but "30 Rock" had one of the best references to lemonparty.org OF ALL TIME!!!
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Also, saw 4 movies the past 4 days:

Brave - The most DreamWorks type movie Disney (and Pixar, for that matter) has ever made. The people who love it are VERY vocal. But compared to other Pixar movies or even "How To Train Your Dragon" and "Kung Fu Panda", the magic just doesn't seem to be there. Sorry, Pixar. I expected MUCH more from you. MUCH. More.

The Three Stooges - Do you like the original Stooges shorts? Yes? Go see this movie!!! I happen to. The tone is spot-on, beginning to end. And it never grows tiresome because the Farrelly(sp?) brothers did something right. The performances are super entertaining (and accurate) and the wordplay is so much fun.

Benny & Joon - Haven't seen this in nearly 20 years (Holy crap! The movie... as well as "Jurassic Park"... turns TWENTY next year! AAAH!). Anyway, I used to love it as a kid. I realize now how much its indie-style quirkiness has shaped my tastes over the decades. It would fit very nicely at Sundance. Johnny Depp remains the best part of the movie (aside from the song, of course).

Attack the Block - Had my reservations, but I was quite satisfied and enjoyed watching it. Very fun. Not A+ awesome classic. But certainly very notable for its genre. The chavs were a turn-off for a big stretch of the movie, but the main kid really sold me.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11133 on: July 10, 2012, 12:10:46 AM »
Glen or Glenda.

Always a laugh riot. No riffing needed.

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11134 on: July 10, 2012, 12:21:41 AM »
The Three Stooges - Do you like the original Stooges shorts? Yes? Go see this movie!!! I happen to. The tone is spot-on, beginning to end. And it never grows tiresome because the Farrelly(sp?) brothers did something right. The performances are super entertaining (and accurate) and the wordplay is so much fun.

I'm still somewhat amazed to think back to this movie and laugh a bit. I was expecting a complete trainwreck going in, and while it still didn't totally work for me (likely because I'm not the biggest Stooge fan. More of a Marx Brothers sort of guy), it was about as good as one can reasonably expect a Three Stooges movie to be. Which is sort of a marvel, especially in this day and age.

The Amazing Spider-Man. This one didn't really work for me. I dug the players well enough, and it looked nice, but it was just generally sort of dull. There wasn't much to the story, plotlines seemed to be forgotten at random (the whole thing about Peter's parents especially went nowhere, despite what a irritatingly-vague post-credit scene would like you to think), and the new Spider-Man... well, he's sort of a dick. I realize the character is snarky in the comics, and that does pop up on (faint) occasion here, but for the most part he's just a guy who's an asshole. And who also doesn't seem to learn anything at all in the movie, if his final lines are any indication. Doesn't seem to work for Spider-Man. Also, folks seem to be complaining a lot about Maguire's Spider-Man being a whiner, but this one's just as bad (if not worse). Shoot, the climactic Uncle Ben scene, which doesn't have nearly the emotional impact it should (though Martin Sheen tries his best. He's far and away the best part of the movie, along with Denis Leary as the police captain), is the result of Peter throwing a hissy fit and storming out into the night. In fact, the guy's ultimately to blame for pretty much everything that goes wrong in the movie, including the (weaksauce and motivationally-erratic) Lizard.

Some parts of this worked, sure. I rather liked the bridge scene, even if it had a really sloppy villain reveal, and some small moments went a long way. The entire sewer-web stakeout, for instance, that was fantastic. But by and large, this one's a overly long missfire. Better than Spider-Man 3, sure, but not on par with Raimi's original, and certainly not close to Spider-Man 2 (still one of the best superhero movies ever made. For real, people. I'm seeing a lot of scorn thrown to Raimi's first two entries lately, and frankly it baffles me).

Ted. Much to my general surprise, this was actually pretty funny. I'm not usually one to go out of my way to bag on Seth MacFarlane, as while I jumped ship on Family Guy a while ago (with good reason, from the looks of things when I peek in), American Dad is still very solid, and in general when he really applies himself and doesn't run on autopilot, he's a pretty talented individual. And while this movie does have a number of his usual tics -slight over-reliance on fart/gross-out humor, cutaways that are just the thing in and of itself as the gag (an Airplane! bit like this was a mistake, pure and simple)- it actually has a lot of very funny jokes in the movie itself. Even more surprising, it's wrapped around a mature, understandable relationship and enough heartfelt friendship between the bear and Marky Mark that you can see their dilemma. The movie tries its best to make you care for the characters involved, and underneath all the crass mannerisms and bear humping (and mean swipes at Brandon Routh), it actually manages to succeed a bit.

Also, Joel McHale's in this as a douchbag boss. That alone makes up for a whole lotta flaws, let me tell you.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11135 on: July 10, 2012, 06:56:31 AM »
In between Doctor Who and shitty cartoons from the 30s, I've actually worked in some actual, honest to goodness feature films.

Thankskilling - Evil turkey reaps vengeance on a bunch of "teenagers" for the annual slaughtering of turkeys for Thanksgiving.  A terrible horror-comedy with absolutely no redeemable features whatsoever.

Leprechaun: Back 2 da Hood
- The last in the Leprechaun series that I'm now proud(?) to say I've finished.  This one's slightly less ridiculous than the previous Leprechaun in da Hood movie, but it's also way less fun. 

Prom Night IV: Deliver Us from Evil - Having quite enjoyed a couple of the Prom Night films in the past, this one doesn't quite deliver as well as the others, playing it completely straight, and not really having much to do with Prom Night (they don't ever actually go to Prom, but are stalked by a possessed priest who wants to kill women).  Nicole de Boer has an early starring role, and appears in lingerie for all you Star Trek fans.

Spookies - Some old guy wants to bring his dead wife back to life, but must take the lives of innocent travellers to do so.  A typical horror film from the 80s, with some nice gooey special effects but really nothing that hasn't been seen a thousand times before or since.

Venom - Lots of "stars" in this one: Agnes Bruckner, Megan Good, Bijou Phillips, Method Man and Laura Ramsey all feature in this horror film about a guy who gets possessed by the malevolent spirits of voodoo and snakes, and goes on a killing spree.  It looks quite nice and there's a sense of an actual budget behind the thing, but that doesn't mean its any good.

Death Machines - Inept, but mildly fun, kung-fu actioner from the 70s about a group of martial artists who are injected with a serum that makes them unstoppable killing machines in the service of a sinister Chinese lady who sends them out to assassinate people.  The fight scenes are crap and the acting rates slightly above talking mannequins, but its silly enough for people in the right frame of mind.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11136 on: July 10, 2012, 07:18:43 AM »

Ted. Much to my general surprise, this was actually pretty funny. I'm not usually one to go out of my way to bag on Seth MacFarlane, as while I jumped ship on Family Guy a while ago (with good reason, from the looks of things when I peek in), American Dad is still very solid, and in general when he really applies himself and doesn't run on autopilot, he's a pretty talented individual. And while this movie does have a number of his usual tics -slight over-reliance on fart/gross-out humor, cutaways that are just the thing in and of itself as the gag (an Airplane! bit like this was a mistake, pure and simple)- it actually has a lot of very funny jokes in the movie itself. Even more surprising, it's wrapped around a mature, understandable relationship and enough heartfelt friendship between the bear and Marky Mark that you can see their dilemma. The movie tries its best to make you care for the characters involved, and underneath all the crass mannerisms and bear humping (and mean swipes at Brandon Routh), it actually manages to succeed a bit.

Also, Joel McHale's in this as a douchbag boss. That alone makes up for a whole lotta flaws, let me tell you.

Ted gave me faith that Wahlberg can still be decent after all of the crap he's been in lately. I'm looking at you, The Happening.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11137 on: July 10, 2012, 07:38:48 AM »
The Amazing Spider-Man. This one didn't really work for me. I dug the players well enough, and it looked nice, but it was just generally sort of dull. There wasn't much to the story, plotlines seemed to be forgotten at random (the whole thing about Peter's parents especially went nowhere, despite what a irritatingly-vague post-credit scene would like you to think), and the new Spider-Man... well, he's sort of a dick. I realize the character is snarky in the comics, and that does pop up on (faint) occasion here, but for the most part he's just a guy who's an asshole. And who also doesn't seem to learn anything at all in the movie, if his final lines are any indication. Doesn't seem to work for Spider-Man. Also, folks seem to be complaining a lot about Maguire's Spider-Man being a whiner, but this one's just as bad (if not worse). Shoot, the climactic Uncle Ben scene, which doesn't have nearly the emotional impact it should (though Martin Sheen tries his best. He's far and away the best part of the movie, along with Denis Leary as the police captain), is the result of Peter throwing a hissy fit and storming out into the night. In fact, the guy's ultimately to blame for pretty much everything that goes wrong in the movie, including the (weaksauce and motivationally-erratic) Lizard.

Some parts of this worked, sure. I rather liked the bridge scene, even if it had a really sloppy villain reveal, and some small moments went a long way. The entire sewer-web stakeout, for instance, that was fantastic. But by and large, this one's a overly long missfire. Better than Spider-Man 3, sure, but not on par with Raimi's original, and certainly not close to Spider-Man 2 (still one of the best superhero movies ever made. For real, people. I'm seeing a lot of scorn thrown to Raimi's first two entries lately, and frankly it baffles me).

I find myself in agreement with your entire review, except I didn't feel as harshly toward the movie as you might have. I enjoyed it and had fun, but I agree that this Peter Parker was a little too whiny. I don't mind the dickish behavior as I have a soft spot for assholes (figurative assholes, not literal), but as I've said before I did get tired of all of the feelings and emotionalism in this movie.

Also completely agree about the sewer web stakeout scene. That was really awesome and I loved how he used the vibrations to detect the presence of oncoming threats. Really nicely done. Also loved him spinning a web around the lizard the way a spider does with its prey. The movie could have used a whole lot more of that.

I don't know why people are directing so much hate toward the first two Raimi Spider-man movies, either. Spider-man 2 was my #1 super hero movie until the Avengers came along in May; I remember being completely blown away by it. Everyone loved those movies at the time, but I guess they feel as though they have to blow out the Raimi candle to make the Amazing Spider-man's candle burn brighter.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11138 on: July 10, 2012, 07:45:53 AM »
This is the reviewer I tend to side with, and in this video he makes HIS arguments as to why he absolutely hates this movie. It's more or less the same as what you said, Dragon.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11139 on: July 10, 2012, 08:58:29 AM »
I forgive Mark Wahlberg for his bad movies, for me the awesomeness of Boogie Nights override them.

Saw Magic Mike last night.  Although it did turn into an ABC afternoon special at a couple of points, overall its a fun movie, plenty of sleaze.   Well directed too.

Love the fact that Channing Tatum is so open about his stripping past.  Most people would hide it. 
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11140 on: July 10, 2012, 10:55:02 AM »
I forgive Mark Wahlberg for his bad movies, for me the awesomeness of Boogie Nights override them.

I agree completely with this. It was the same thought I had after seeing The Happening.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11141 on: July 10, 2012, 11:50:26 AM »
I think Wahlberg's actually got a decent enough range. Compare his weirdo in I Heart Huckabees (liked him in it, did not like the movie) to his constantly swearing and angry detective in The Departed. I guess overall he's got that solid East Coast/Bostonian vibe to him, but that's fine.

Wurwolf: I guess it was more than just his behavior, it was just that his Peter Parker in general felt... off. It was partly a combo of the movie feeling rather choppy (apparently a bunch of stuff was cut) and partly that he never seemed to really vibe with his powers. That is to say, I wanted more like the sewer scene. Not just in the creativity of the web use, but in Peter killing the time by playing games on his phone. That was a pitch perfect moment right there. Or maybe it was the love story, where underneath all that emotion (well-acted, I will give them that), there wasn't any kind of actual conflict. Gwen and Peter just fell in love right away, and that was about it.

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11142 on: July 10, 2012, 12:09:20 PM »
just got back from brave. i dunno what you people are on about, it was a good movie.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11143 on: July 10, 2012, 12:25:17 PM »
I think I agree with the sentiment of that review, but I have a hard time reading things where the caps lock is on. I mean I get that the caps lock is the shtick, but it all tends to run on for me, especially when a font is used where it's not easy to see the punctuation.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11144 on: July 10, 2012, 12:36:21 PM »
Or maybe it was the love story, where underneath all that emotion (well-acted, I will give them that), there wasn't any kind of actual conflict. Gwen and Peter just fell in love right away, and that was about it.
That was one thing I did notice that kind of irked me. Everything else about Gwen Stacy was very well done in the movie (particularly that she is never a damsel in distress). But the fact that she would even consider dating an abusive outright asshole like Flash Thomson in the first place irritates me. Then Peter shows him up once and then she is all over Peter IMMEDIATELY. It came off like she just wanted to date whoever the alpha male was, and switched on a dime when that changed.