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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10530 on: March 19, 2012, 06:56:19 AM »
To Kill a Mockingbird. Looks amazing on Blu-Ray.

I've never seen The Brave Little Toaster but HOLY CRAP THAT'S SCARY!!


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10531 on: March 19, 2012, 09:33:29 AM »
I've never seen The Brave Little Toaster but HOLY CRAP THAT'S SCARY!!
It is part of a nightmare, so it does make sense in context (the toaster dreams that he accidentally started a fire and burned the house and his kid Master).
  I also forgot to mention that early on in the movie, the main characters are arguing with an air contitioner, causing it to have  a fit and graphically overheat, effectively dying. It's fucked up!
  Later in the movie, they find themselves in a used parts store. The removing of parts from the living machines to sell as spare parts is treated like something out of Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
  The end of the movie takes place in a junkyard where living cars are singing as they are getting crushed into tiny cubes. The human boy is caught and inches away from his hand being crushed in the car compacter. It's...intense.
  All that, and the jammed in awful songs are still probably the worst thing in this movie. I haven't seen bad songs crowbarred into a movie against it's will so much since the rapping dog from the animated Titanic movie most people think isn't real.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10532 on: March 19, 2012, 01:31:13 PM »
It's been awhile since I've visited this thread. Mainly cuz I would get so sucked into it. Deciding to dip my toes in again. As for me...

Drive - Hardly knew anything about it going in. What took me most by surprise was the tone. The director has a very solid vision and doesn't mind taking his time to fill it with atmosphere. Def in my Top 3 of the year.


Drive was SUPER

Loved Drive, but then again love anything with Ryan Gosling.  A sexy man like that who is actually a good actor doesn't come along very often.

I watched The Immortals last night, love mythology, so it was right up my alley.  Interesting in seeing how Henry Cavill does as the next Superman.

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10533 on: March 19, 2012, 04:36:24 PM »
These are for my last two seen. Just a few snipits of reviews from my blog, but if you want you can read the rest there. Didn't want to create a block of text :P

The Raid: Redemption (2012)

Following a SWAT team that becomes trapped in a building run by a brutal mobster, The Raid: Redemption tells their story as they attempt to take out the man in charge, all while trying to stay alive.

The Raid: Redemption’s bookends are its strongest aspect. It starts out wonderfully, setting up the entire scenario perfectly, but the last 20 or so minutes blows everything before it out of the water. The final two set pieces in the movie are brilliant. The last fight is choreographed extremely well and more visceral than what most action films put out nowadays. The choice to split it into two segments is a bit odd, though it does help accentuate the greatness of it during the second half. Director Gareth Evans wisely lets the audience breathe after these huge fight scenes, though not for too long.

Audiences will holler and cheer when viewing The Raid: Redemption, and with good reason. Going into the film with high expectations of crisp and eloquent dialogue isn’t the greatest idea, but for an action film with some incredibly well done stunts and choreography, it delivers. Uwais does an amazing job in the lead role and with the skill he showed here it wont be surprising to see him starring in many more films.

Damsels in Distress (2012)

His first film in nearly 14 years, Whit Stillman directs Damsels in Distress. The movie follows a group of four college students that attempt to help their fellow classmates cope with depression, all while dealing with the male dominance taking place on campus.

The film can definitely be categorized as quirky, yet surprisingly it never wanders into territory that ends up being overbearing. This is actually a bit surprising, considering that three of the main characters speak in a way that audiences might not be accustomed to. It’s part of their charm though and it’s one of the main reasons why Gerwig is so fantastic.

One can hope that a movie as enjoyable and smart as Damsels in Distress can find an audience. Its cast is great, Stillman’s script is excellent, the score is cheerful and most importantly - it always works together.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10534 on: March 19, 2012, 05:44:12 PM »
I'm so excited for The Raid, hopefully a nearby theater gets it when it (supposedly) opens this friday.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10535 on: March 19, 2012, 06:50:52 PM »
The Rincoln Rawyer - It's just so much more fun saying it that way.  Also the movie kinda blew.

TinTin -  Could not get into it.  Felt sterile and weirdly bland.  The set pieces all just blend together.  And this felt way longer than its running time of around 1 hr 45 min or so.  Much much longer.  Maybe if they kept the racist bits, it'd have been more interesting.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10536 on: March 21, 2012, 10:05:44 PM »
Religulous

Saw it was on Netflix and started it, almost turned it off half way through but stuck it out.

Bill Maher being pompous, preachy, and only mildly funny.  I can remember when he used to be funny, and seemed to know how to do satire without coming off looking like a jerk.

 I agree with the sentiment that organized religion has done more harm than good in the world but he really doesn't do the cause much good with this movie.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10537 on: March 21, 2012, 10:29:44 PM »
Religulous

Saw it was on Netflix and started it, almost turned it off half way through but stuck it out.

Bill Maher being pompous, preachy, and only mildly funny.  I can remember when he used to be funny, and seemed to know how to do satire without coming off looking like a jerk.

I hate that man more than anybody else on the planet. His stupid, smug face just BEGS to be smashed with a pool cue.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10538 on: March 21, 2012, 10:54:20 PM »
I hate that man more than anybody else on the planet. His stupid, smug face just BEGS to be smashed with a pool cue.
Let me introduce you to the word Backpfeifengesicht.

Saw Chronicle tonight. Man. Oh. Freakin' man. Did I enjoy that! It's like putting "Primer" and "Akira" in a blender. There's no movie from 2011 that I saw that I enjoyed more than "Chronicle" ("Drive" comes closest). I'm a sucker for when a small DIY kinda movie gets most everything right and just overall ingenuity (and there's tons of that here). So I'm a bit predisposed and can't recommend for everyone. But I recommend it for most. ;) I'll be very interested to see how much I like it a 2nd time.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10539 on: March 22, 2012, 12:50:58 AM »
I hate that man more than anybody else on the planet. His stupid, smug face just BEGS to be smashed with a pool cue.
Let me introduce you to the word Backpfeifengesicht.

That's pretty funny, and Maher has become the definition of that, even when I agree with him I still want to smack the smug off his face.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10540 on: March 22, 2012, 05:16:18 AM »
I've never seen The Brave Little Toaster but HOLY CRAP THAT'S SCARY!!
It is part of a nightmare, so it does make sense in context (the toaster dreams that he accidentally started a fire and burned the house and his kid Master).
  I also forgot to mention that early on in the movie, the main characters are arguing with an air contitioner, causing it to have  a fit and graphically overheat, effectively dying. It's fucked up!
  Later in the movie, they find themselves in a used parts store. The removing of parts from the living machines to sell as spare parts is treated like something out of Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
  The end of the movie takes place in a junkyard where living cars are singing as they are getting crushed into tiny cubes. The human boy is caught and inches away from his hand being crushed in the car compacter. It's...intense.
  All that, and the jammed in awful songs are still probably the worst thing in this movie. I haven't seen bad songs crowbarred into a movie against it's will so much since the rapping dog from the animated Titanic movie most people think isn't real.


I kind of want to watch this now.  :D That is fucked up.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10541 on: March 22, 2012, 05:40:31 AM »
The Brave Little Toaster is a great movie.  The sequel less so, but it isn't bad.

I saw Act of Valour last night.  It should really just be called Call of Duty: The Movie for the way it rips off the game stylistically.  The performances from the marines are all terrible and it's nothing much more than a recruitment film, but the action is well mounted - reminds me a little of Top Gun.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10542 on: March 22, 2012, 06:03:43 AM »
The Brave Little Toaster is a great movie.  The sequel less so, but it isn't bad.

I hear The Brave Little Toaster Goes To Mars is actually pretty good. And, on the subject, Pixar braintrust John Lasseter and Joe Ranft worked on the film. The Wiki article is actually interesting and funny. The nightmare and junkyard scene were supposed to be cut, but "...for unknown reasons, the scenes were left in the film." That "unknown reasons" part cracks me up.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10543 on: March 22, 2012, 09:42:45 AM »
I hate that man more than anybody else on the planet. His stupid, smug face just BEGS to be smashed with a pool cue.
Let me introduce you to the word Backpfeifengesicht.

Saw Chronicle tonight. Man. Oh. Freakin' man. Did I enjoy that! It's like putting "Primer" and "Akira" in a blender. There's no movie from 2011 that I saw that I enjoyed more than "Chronicle" ("Drive" comes closest). I'm a sucker for when a small DIY kinda movie gets most everything right and just overall ingenuity (and there's tons of that here). So I'm a bit predisposed and can't recommend for everyone. But I recommend it for most. ;) I'll be very interested to see how much I like it a 2nd time.

The Akira comparison is one I definitely get (and considering the rightful amount of development hell the real Live Action Akira is going through, this will hopefully be the best we get in that regard), but I don't think I see the Primer angle.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10544 on: March 22, 2012, 10:01:46 AM »
Yeah, the Akira comparison is something I noticed. I particularly like that it takes all the GOOD stuff from Akira and leaves all the nonsensical bullshit.