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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10965 on: June 07, 2012, 09:57:20 AM »
Cabin Fever. Apparently this is supposed to be some kind of modern horror classic, or at least one that "real" horror fans love. I am not sure what movie they watched, but it couldn't have been this one. Poorly paced, dull, and with one of the most lamebrain and scattershot scripts ever (and also a cast of characters so impossibly irritating and stupid I actually think this movie might've been a parody), as well as constant attempts at Evil Dead II and Bad Taste style humor without actually understanding how that sort of humor is supposed to work. Just a bad movie through and through. And I say this as someone who doesn't mind Eli Roth (I dig Hostel well enough, though the execution is a bit off, and while I need to rewatch it, I recall Hostel Part II actually being pretty solid), but this... this isn't good.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10966 on: June 07, 2012, 09:59:57 AM »
Cabin Fever. Apparently this is supposed to be some kind of modern horror classic, or at least one that "real" horror fans love. I am not sure what movie they watched, but it couldn't have been this one. Poorly paced, dull, and with one of the most lamebrain and scattershot scripts ever (and also a cast of characters so impossibly irritating and stupid I actually think this movie might've been a parody), as well as constant attempts at Evil Dead II and Bad Taste style humor without actually understanding how that sort of humor is supposed to work. Just a bad movie through and through. And I say this as someone who doesn't mind Eli Roth (I dig Hostel well enough, though the execution is a bit off, and while I need to rewatch it, I recall Hostel Part II actually being pretty solid), but this... this isn't good.

Yeah, as a fellow horror fan I've never 'got' Cabin Fever either.  It has moments, especially setting up the threat but I lost interest soon after that
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10967 on: June 07, 2012, 10:00:54 AM »
Battle Royale. It's a messed up movie but it's entertaing. Screw The Hunger Games.

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10968 on: June 07, 2012, 10:02:39 AM »
Cabin Fever. Apparently this is supposed to be some kind of modern horror classic, or at least one that "real" horror fans love. I am not sure what movie they watched, but it couldn't have been this one. Poorly paced, dull, and with one of the most lamebrain and scattershot scripts ever (and also a cast of characters so impossibly irritating and stupid I actually think this movie might've been a parody), as well as constant attempts at Evil Dead II and Bad Taste style humor without actually understanding how that sort of humor is supposed to work. Just a bad movie through and through. And I say this as someone who doesn't mind Eli Roth (I dig Hostel well enough, though the execution is a bit off, and while I need to rewatch it, I recall Hostel Part II actually being pretty solid), but this... this isn't good.

Yeah, as a fellow horror fan I've never 'got' Cabin Fever either.  It has moments, especially setting up the threat but I lost interest soon after that

Yeah, I'm all for a good flesh0eating virus movie as much as the next guy, but this one wasn't it. It sort of had that problem that other overeager, "extreme", wear-their-influences-on-their-sleeve movies have (here's looking at you, Dead Snow) in that it was trying way, way too hard to make something "equal" to all the movies it loves and completely failing to even come close to any of them.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10969 on: June 07, 2012, 02:31:34 PM »
Gone

I can't seem to resist seeing every movie featuring Amanda Seyfried, regardless of how bad I think it's going to be. This one delivered on all levels of bad, and to top it off, it's set in Portland, one of my least favorite places on earth. As for Amanda, she spends almost the entire time bundled up because the weather in Portland is so fucking miserable. Seriously, the whole movie is just damp. She looks great no matter what, but everything here is just gray and depressing. I couldn't even tell if she gave a good performance, as the dialogue is just horribly written.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10970 on: June 08, 2012, 05:59:00 AM »
The Wicker Man

The original. Don't you hate how you have to say that.  I'm not even upset that there's a terrible remake so much as the fact that the average man on the street is probably going to be more familiar with the dumb, kinda misogynistic remake.  Anyway, it's still great, and even though I more or less knew how it ended the first time I saw it (classics tend not to surprise you when everyone knows the twist) I got more out of it the second time.  It's not intricate, per se, but who it leads to the end is very well constructed.  It's not just the character is hanging around until the end.

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10972 on: June 08, 2012, 09:36:19 AM »

Well this isn't the best spy movie I have ever seen but it is the best of IM movies.  It's much more team based then the other movies and has more of the feel of the series and Brad Bird's action scenes are exciting and creative and unlike most action films these days I could tell what was going on.  I was also impressed that Hunt was allowed to to get a broken ankle in the showdown,most movies don't let that happen to the hero who is played by a big name actor.

As I said it's not the best but if you are looking for a fan action movie this is pretty good.

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10974 on: June 08, 2012, 02:46:24 PM »
Stake Land

Zombie vampires? Vampire zombies? Whatever. I think I'm just burnt out on both of 'em. It was alright; it just feels like I've seen this over and over. And yeah, I know this isn't by any means the only genre that repeats itself, but I think I've reached some sort of overload with this one in particular.

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10975 on: June 08, 2012, 05:04:05 PM »
Though I haven't watched many feature films lately, I've been substituting them with a steady stream of cartoons from the 30s and 40s, mostly Merrie Melodies.  A quick review - one in about twenty is worth watching.  I'll be done with most of them soon, but then I'm moving on to the rest of WB's library.

I did see the horror movie, The Pact, and it was okay.  It doesn't make a lot of sense, but it's nice to see that Casper Van Dien has finally grown into his chin.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10976 on: June 08, 2012, 10:54:07 PM »
Whisper of the Heart.

I swear, everything I've seen from Studio Ghibli has been great. I'd never even heard about this one, but since we've never been steered wrong by Ghibli, my wife and I decided to give it a shot when we found it on Netflix. While not nearly as based in fantasy as the other films I've seen, it was a really entertaining look into a middle school girl's life as she discovers her talent for writing as well as reading.

Interesting trivia: after a quick IMDB search, it seems this was Ashley Tisdale's first acting credit (1995) as the main character's best friend. It's funny to me because I know her best as Phineas and Ferb's sister, Candace. Never mind all that other Disney nonsense . . .



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10977 on: June 08, 2012, 11:29:07 PM »
Whisper of the Heart.

I swear, everything I've seen from Studio Ghibli has been great. I'd never even heard about this one, but since we've never been steered wrong by Ghibli, my wife and I decided to give it a shot when we found it on Netflix. While not nearly as based in fantasy as the other films I've seen, it was a really entertaining look into a middle school girl's life as she discovers her talent for writing as well as reading.

Interesting trivia: after a quick IMDB search, it seems this was Ashley Tisdale's first acting credit (1995) as the main character's best friend. It's funny to me because I know her best as Phineas and Ferb's sister, Candace. Never mind all that other Disney nonsense . . .

I love Whisper of the Heart. It's just beautiful.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10978 on: June 10, 2012, 11:11:28 PM »
I watched the "Mororder" version of Metropolis the other day (aka Metropolis with an 80s score). I actually didn't mind it as much as others do. Sure, it's kind of annoying that instead of title cards with the dialog, there's just subtitles, but still. It's not bad.

I also watched The Third Man. It's excellent.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10979 on: June 11, 2012, 10:25:51 AM »
Ides of March

Not so much a political thriller as a semi-successful character study. The cast is outstanding, with both Gosling and Clooney doing good work in the primary roles. As is expected at this point, Paul Giamatti and Philip Symour Hoffman deliver great supporting work. The script is a bit hit and miss, with some shallow plot contrivances in play just to push the characters along to their predetermined destinies... Nothing presented here is exactly groundbreaking... as writer/director/star/2nd assistant dolly grip/producer Clooney tells the audience that water is wet... err... that politicians are corrupt pieces of shit. As a character study, things happen very fast, the events portrayed in the movie can't take place over much more than a week... the protagonist doing a complete 180 in that time. In the end, the whole thing just doesn't have the impact that I felt it could and should have... But worth seeing for some very solid performances from a great cast.