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Ender's Game?

 

gravity looks somewhat hopeful aside from the sandra bullock bollix. ender's game looks like complete hollywood mutilation, molestation of what is incredible set of books. i was going to post ender's game properly, but the trailer turned me grey and green with sickies. i'm not seeing anything out of the big pockets worth even the end tip; for years possibly? all this star wars sequel - bladerunner fuckery is just making the eyes red and nostrils flame. there is however, one little thing that i noticed recently. just a blip, i don't know much about it, but it hit me as slightly hopeful, idk http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2693664/

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The Place beyond the pines - really good stuff, i love how fast pasted it was, sure the actions of some of the characters were unrealistic as fuck and things seemed to escalate quickly at times but who cares its a movie and it was entertaining. My only beef is that i would've love for the movie to spend more time in the corrupt cops storyline. 8.5/10

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place beyond the pines was awful,

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R.I.P.D

 

10/10

 

Best film I've seen in years. Cinematography was amazing, the romance subplot was really beautiful. The religious and spiritual messages really resonated with me. I hope there is a sequel.

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lol

 

how was james hong?

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after globe trotting around america and asia looking for an interesting story, uber hottie emanuelle looks towards fellow uber-hottie karin schubert whose stumbled upon a female slavery ring operating from rome. clothes come off (and stay off) as somehow d'amato tries to piece things together with a rather messy ending.

 

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i have a very serious crush on sarah michelle gellar

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Sling Blade, It's very nice 10/10

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place beyond the pines was awful,

 

yeah I wouldn't go that far, but it felt like it was reaching for something universal that it just couldn't quite reach.

 

My interest faded after the Gosling bit, once it became clear what they were setting up.

 

maybe I should watch again.

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new(er) kenneth anger film, Ich Will! footage of young Nazis mixed with classical music.

 

i've only seen one film by this guy and i found it more a "fanboy" version of crowley's ideas. he's never really appealed to me- but i did watch a documentary on him that i really enjoyed.

 

has some great scenes where he's being driven around los angeles in a limo wearing a full tux looking like a classic weirdo

 

i'm not a huge fan or anything but i appreciate the uncannily dream-like quality his films have. ich will! is kind of different in that sense, it's less abstract and what he's going for seems more obvious. i guess he came across that amazing footage cache and knew he was the only one who would treat it properly, so he did something different.

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Evil Dead (remake) - 6.5/10 - had some serious potential. The amount of gore and in your face intensity was pretty surprising even after I'd heard how crazy it was. Easily has the most realistic and intense gore of any post 2000 non torture-porn horror movie i've seen. The problems were many, the characters were written far too seriously. The movie had not a single moment of self awareness, after watching Cabin in the woods this felt a lot more unintentionally campy.

The other problem i had with it were the deadite posessions. They were sort of changed to appeal to the whole new Exorcism craze, appearing almost more like Linda Blair esque psychotic demons than the deadites from either Evil Dead 1 or 2. I think it was a combination of the makeup being too much of the 'blotchy skin' variety with ridiculous looking contact lenses. In the original Evil Dead, the deadite possessions were so transformative that they had men actors playing some of the females once they had 'turned'. They barely resembled the original people anymore. In this movie it was way too obvious posessed/zombie when they'd turn. The movie was missing a lot of the supernatural eeriness that was even in the original Evil Dead. And even though the set design, lighting and practical effects were top notch, they never once went crazy with the camera angles as far as i could tell. Even though the original Evil Dead was a very serious movie too, it had comedic moments sometimes with the experimental camera work. In Evil Dead 1 bruce campbell dons a shotgun and tries to shoot a deadite through a wooden door, the camera follows it like a FPS video game, the camera does a deadstop when it spots the deadite through a hole in the door and blasts it. For an indie 70s horror movie, these little touches made Evil Dead stand out as being more than just a movie trying to cash in on the horror craze of the time.

I hope if they do a sequel they make it a little more silly and over the top slapstick. There were one or two moments in this where they tried to do slapstick, like where the guy slips on her sliced cheek flap and slams his head down on the toilet. They needed more stuff like that, because when you have literally buckets of blood and flesh being thrown around a room, it would probably be hard not to slip and fall. If they bring an old bruce campbell back in it even better. Be great to watch Ash's last stand on film

 

pretty much agree with this. i expected more from this movie because raimi, campbell and tapert produced it (those who were in charge for the original series). this time they really wanted to cash in with it, whereas the original movie was filmed by some guys who really loved what they were doing. they had like pretty much no budget, that's because they had to use "fake shemps" in the end, because they went back a year later to complete the movie, that's why they used other persons as the deadites later. most of the original crew left after weeks and they had to finish it with friends. that's why you often see them only from behind later in the movie.

 

make sure you watch the remake until after the credits for an easter egg.

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this time they really wanted to cash in with it, whereas the original movie was filmed by some guys who really loved what they were doing.

 

ahhh.. there it is.

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I saw the world's end and it was brilliant. brilliant.

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Man of Steel - 2/10. Storyline was garbage and the directing was terrible. Visuals were OK, but other than that I wanted to walk out.

 

Kickass 2 - 8.5/10. Solid movie, Chloe Grace Mortez was awesome and the action/comedy was on point. Wish there was a little more violence though.

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reverse those scores.

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zaphod: man of steel 8.5/10 ? that's sort of surprising

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well, no, more like a 6. but kick ass 2 is a 1/10, terrible. mark millar is a terrible writer though.

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zaphod: man of steel 8.5/10 ? that's sort of surprising

I would give it a 7.5/10, the biggest flaws I really think it had was just a few seconds of CGI that looked ridiculous. I can't even imagine an CGI team really trying to approach some of those action scenes and trying to make it look believable. Other than that, I think Snyder did a pretty good job and I'm kinda confident with a bigger budget/more confident team the next film will be better. For what it was, I think Snyder did a great job. I think the biggest weak link for me in the acting was Amy Adams, although I didn't hate her. With Argo and The Town as evidence of what Affleck is capable of, I really don't think it will be his fault if Batman is not done right. I just saw it at the dollar theater. With this whole Affleck B-Man Vs. S-Man biznass, I couldn't wait for a r6 rip or whatevs.

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A bigger budget? The last twenty minutes was literally two blokes flying through buildings repeatedly, I dread to think what this bloke will do with even more dosh.

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The Guard 3/10

 

I tried to watch this and couldn't as the main jokes seemed to hinge on the main character being rascist, Irish and into sex with strippers.

 

What a dissappointment.

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A bigger budget? The last twenty minutes was literally two blokes flying through buildings repeatedly, I dread to think what this bloke will do with even more dosh.

That was the kind of action most people expected and wanted from a Superman movie. The CGI budget just wasn't quite enough to deliver what is probably the most difficult type of CGI to make completely believable. With Supe at war with Lex Luther and Batman, the action should be very different and more clever.

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Gravity

 

Ender's Game?

 

gravity looks somewhat hopeful aside from the sandra bullock bollix.

 

 

Gravity is getting pretty high praise from folks at the venice film festival. Sounds like Cuaron really brought it.

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man of steel looked fine. no cgi cheapness issue. it was the story that was garbage.

they spent millions on effects but goyer knocked out the screenplay in 10 minutes whilst chris nolan was counting out his money

 

ben affleck makes total sense as batman in this francise

 

and please letus try and forget michael shannon bringing shame upon those of us who consider him the best actor of his generation. what a mess. I read an article somewhere that suggested that he was so bad because he was acting on a higher level than everyone else. lolz. more likely he was trying desperately to make a rather shitty character come to life.

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There was definitely some cheesy CGI, Michael Shannon wasn't bad for his role, Zod like his peers, is basically a robot alien with no morals or human emotions, his character didn't need anything more than what was delivered, the story was fine, it was just moving too fast, it was a 3 hour movie edited down too much.

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Gravity

 

Ender's Game?

 

gravity looks somewhat hopeful aside from the sandra bullock bollix.

 

 

Gravity is getting pretty high praise from folks at the venice film festival. Sounds like Cuaron really brought it.

 

 

i dunno, gravity looks like it could be really, really tedious. i'm already too distracted by bullock and clooney, don't know if i want to spend two hours listening to her grunt on the soundtrack.

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lol you miserable man...the reviews I've read are glowing

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