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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11340 on: August 12, 2012, 12:17:38 PM »
Paul Rudd is... Alright. Never been particularly impressed with him.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11341 on: August 12, 2012, 01:49:33 PM »
The Expendables - This was okay. Enjoyable as an action movie, but mainly because of the cast. It has the odd distinction of being bad cliche because they are going to get a captured woman, and yet good because there is no love story.

Also, I thought is was funny how the fight between Jet Li and Lungren was clearly edited to pieces to make it seem more balances and hide the fact that JET LI could easily own a bruiser like Lungren.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11342 on: August 12, 2012, 02:05:25 PM »
I saw Haywire the other night.  Gina Carano is awesome, but it's a little too muted for my taste.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11343 on: August 12, 2012, 02:57:23 PM »
Wet Hot American Summer - This was just...lame. Only a few jokes worked in the whole movie. David Hyde Pierce is funny, at least until the whole Skylab thing comes right the fuck out of nowhere. Also consistantly funny is Kevin Sussman (better known as the comic store owner in Big Bang Theory). That's about it.

As a side note: I have no idea why Paul Rudd gets so much adolation. He's never been really funny to me. Except in Anchorman, but that almost feels like him acting out of character. And this is the second movie where he is cast as the jock bad boy character. WHAT?! He is just so painfully AVERAGE. For crying out loud, Johnny Depp played a more convincing jock in Nightmare on Elm Street!

Well, we can't all be blessed with the highly-evolved comic sensibilities that enable one to recognize the true genius of a show like The Big Bang Theory:D
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11344 on: August 12, 2012, 04:47:54 PM »
Cowboys and Aliens

Two Word Review:
Stupid Fun

Long Winded Review:
Most reviews for this film are really negative, but I kind of enjoyed it.  In many ways, it reminds me of some of my guilty pleasures of years past, like Tremors or Eight Legged Freaks

The story is filled with Dei Ex Machina, to the point that I found myself internally commenting that it was time for another.  The thing is, (and this may have a lot to do with the mood I was in while watching the movie) I didn't care.  There were no aliens blowing up stuff in New Mexico in the late 1800's, so the movie expects you to suspend disbelief from the first moment.  If you can do that, you can go along for a pretty fun little ride.  Oh, and the aliens blew stuff up real good, if you're into that.

Daniel Craig proves that he's yet another English actor who can do a passible American accent.  (Ever notice, if you swap the placement of the words English and American, you have to stop and think for a couple hours?)  The movie starts with his character waking in the desert, with no idea who he is or how he got there, wounded, and wearing a strange bracelet that he can't remove.  It's okay, though, because most everyone else in the movie knows exactly who he is, although that isn't really a good thing for him.  His character is a cross between the redeemed bad guy and the unlikely hero.  It's not the best role Craig has ever gotten, but he stepped up and gave the best performance he could.  On the whole, he did okay.

Harrison Ford is an aging rancher who served in the Civil War.  Ford plays the part as well as one would expect from...  Harrison Ford.

When his son (played by Paul Dano, who has perhaps the strangest face in Hollywood) and half of the town are taken by aliens, Ford, Craig and other assorted townsfolk go to rescue them.  That's the film, basically.  The rest is filled with predictable twists, big green aliens (more believable than the ones in Signs, at least) and big explosions.  Many, many digital horses were harmed in the making of this movie.

Every once in a while, a movie can rise above its faults and still manage to entertain.  I don't think this one will entertain everyone, but it worked for me.  I'm thinking that Jon Favreau learned from the Iron Man movies how to make ridiculous action fun to watch.

Rating:
7.5 out of 10

Riffability:
I think this one could make a good Rifftrax or iRiff, but probably wouldn't end up as anyone's favorite.  The best Riffs are usually for either very good movies or very bad ones.  This movie is so average, it's hard to image a Riff being anything more than average as well.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11345 on: August 12, 2012, 05:07:18 PM »
I thought that movie was pretty wretched. I received it from Netflix the same day I received Super 8, and watched both of them back to back, starting with Cowboys & Aliens. I just remember how much Super 8 made C&A look awful by comparison. I didn't care for it in the first place, but that just magnified how completely meh it was. The juxtaposition was a dramatic reminder of how much I value story and characters over non-story and effects.

I like watching the occasional stupid fun movie, too. It seemed like Cowboys & Aliens had ambitions to be something greater than that, and as a result, took itself a little too seriously. Combine that with the fact that there just wasn't anything there, and you're just left with a bad movie.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11346 on: August 12, 2012, 05:12:35 PM »
I thought that movie was pretty wretched. I received it from Netflix the same day I received Super 8, and watched both of them back to back, starting with Cowboys & Aliens. I just remember how much Super 8 made C&A look awful by comparison. I didn't care for it in the first place, but that just magnified how completely meh it was. The juxtaposition was a dramatic reminder of how much I value story and characters over non-story and effects.

I like watching the occasional stupid fun movie, too. It seemed like Cowboys & Aliens had ambitions to be something greater than that, and as a result, took itself a little too seriously. Combine that with the fact that there just wasn't anything there, and you're just left with a bad movie.
I agree with you about Super 8.  If it had been the last movie I watched, I think my opinion of C&A would be lower.  In fact, if I ever watch C&A again, my opinion will likely drop.  That tends to happen when I view something repeatedly.  However, the last movie I watched before this one was Wrath of the Titans.  Now there was a steaming pile of a movie.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11347 on: August 13, 2012, 01:02:04 PM »
Cowboys and Aliens

Two Word Review:
Stupid Fun

Long Winded Review:
Most reviews for this film are really negative, but I kind of enjoyed it.  In many ways, it reminds me of some of my guilty pleasures of years past, like Tremors or Eight Legged Freaks

The story is filled with Dei Ex Machina, to the point that I found myself internally commenting that it was time for another.  The thing is, (and this may have a lot to do with the mood I was in while watching the movie) I didn't care.  There were no aliens blowing up stuff in New Mexico in the late 1800's, so the movie expects you to suspend disbelief from the first moment.  If you can do that, you can go along for a pretty fun little ride.  Oh, and the aliens blew stuff up real good, if you're into that.

Daniel Craig proves that he's yet another English actor who can do a passible American accent.  (Ever notice, if you swap the placement of the words English and American, you have to stop and think for a couple hours?)  The movie starts with his character waking in the desert, with no idea who he is or how he got there, wounded, and wearing a strange bracelet that he can't remove.  It's okay, though, because most everyone else in the movie knows exactly who he is, although that isn't really a good thing for him.  His character is a cross between the redeemed bad guy and the unlikely hero.  It's not the best role Craig has ever gotten, but he stepped up and gave the best performance he could.  On the whole, he did okay.

Harrison Ford is an aging rancher who served in the Civil War.  Ford plays the part as well as one would expect from...  Harrison Ford.

When his son (played by Paul Dano, who has perhaps the strangest face in Hollywood) and half of the town are taken by aliens, Ford, Craig and other assorted townsfolk go to rescue them.  That's the film, basically.  The rest is filled with predictable twists, big green aliens (more believable than the ones in Signs, at least) and big explosions.  Many, many digital horses were harmed in the making of this movie.

Every once in a while, a movie can rise above its faults and still manage to entertain.  I don't think this one will entertain everyone, but it worked for me.  I'm thinking that Jon Favreau learned from the Iron Man movies how to make ridiculous action fun to watch.

Rating:
7.5 out of 10

Riffability:
I think this one could make a good Rifftrax or iRiff, but probably wouldn't end up as anyone's favorite.  The best Riffs are usually for either very good movies or very bad ones.  This movie is so average, it's hard to image a Riff being anything more than average as well.

I enjoyed C & A as well.  Yes, it is stupid, but it is fun.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11348 on: August 13, 2012, 05:13:06 PM »
Cowboys and Aliens

Two Word Review:
Stupid Fun

Long Winded Review:
Most reviews for this film are really negative, but I kind of enjoyed it.  In many ways, it reminds me of some of my guilty pleasures of years past, like Tremors or Eight Legged Freaks

The story is filled with Dei Ex Machina, to the point that I found myself internally commenting that it was time for another.  The thing is, (and this may have a lot to do with the mood I was in while watching the movie) I didn't care.  There were no aliens blowing up stuff in New Mexico in the late 1800's, so the movie expects you to suspend disbelief from the first moment.  If you can do that, you can go along for a pretty fun little ride.  Oh, and the aliens blew stuff up real good, if you're into that.

Daniel Craig proves that he's yet another English actor who can do a passible American accent.  (Ever notice, if you swap the placement of the words English and American, you have to stop and think for a couple hours?)  The movie starts with his character waking in the desert, with no idea who he is or how he got there, wounded, and wearing a strange bracelet that he can't remove.  It's okay, though, because most everyone else in the movie knows exactly who he is, although that isn't really a good thing for him.  His character is a cross between the redeemed bad guy and the unlikely hero.  It's not the best role Craig has ever gotten, but he stepped up and gave the best performance he could.  On the whole, he did okay.

Harrison Ford is an aging rancher who served in the Civil War.  Ford plays the part as well as one would expect from...  Harrison Ford.

When his son (played by Paul Dano, who has perhaps the strangest face in Hollywood) and half of the town are taken by aliens, Ford, Craig and other assorted townsfolk go to rescue them.  That's the film, basically.  The rest is filled with predictable twists, big green aliens (more believable than the ones in Signs, at least) and big explosions.  Many, many digital horses were harmed in the making of this movie.

Every once in a while, a movie can rise above its faults and still manage to entertain.  I don't think this one will entertain everyone, but it worked for me.  I'm thinking that Jon Favreau learned from the Iron Man movies how to make ridiculous action fun to watch.

Rating:
7.5 out of 10

Riffability:
I think this one could make a good Rifftrax or iRiff, but probably wouldn't end up as anyone's favorite.  The best Riffs are usually for either very good movies or very bad ones.  This movie is so average, it's hard to image a Riff being anything more than average as well.

I enjoyed C & A as well.  Yes, it is stupid, but it is fun.

I enjoy T&A.

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11349 on: August 13, 2012, 05:21:43 PM »
Do we have a porn thread? Did I start it?
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11350 on: August 13, 2012, 06:53:51 PM »
Not sure, you may have done and then deleted the bugger.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11351 on: August 13, 2012, 07:18:40 PM »
NEVER.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11352 on: August 13, 2012, 07:40:07 PM »
By the Light of the Silvery Moon

Borrowed a bunch of musicals from the library to prepare in case the musical LoC was voted in.  Did not happen, but if it did this turd would be nowhere near it.  Painfully unfunny and unfun movie that tries to stretch a Brady Bunch type plot into an hour and a half.  Spent much of this movie praying for the death of Doris Day.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11353 on: August 13, 2012, 07:42:07 PM »
The last three movies I watched were Super 8, Paul, and Role Models. All three of them had a song by ELO. Such a weird coincidence.

Oh, the movies were pretty good too.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11354 on: August 13, 2012, 07:50:05 PM »
I love Role Models. One of my all-time favorite movies.

Dancing Paul Rudd loves it, too.

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