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Wa-Z
08-30-2006, 12:54 PM
www.rottentomatoes.com

I don't think I've ever seen a top 5 with such great reviews.
I can't wait to see Little Miss Sunshine and The Illusionist.

Sully
08-30-2006, 12:57 PM
Little Miss SUnshine is great.

Robo-Chachi
08-30-2006, 01:00 PM
It's been out about a month now, but I highly recommed The Descent.

AZORChiefFan
08-30-2006, 01:55 PM
I highly recommend both The Descent and Lil Miss Sunshine. Gonna see Sunshine again sat.

crispystl420
08-30-2006, 04:25 PM
I highly recommend both The Descent and Lil Miss Sunshine. Gonna see Sunshine again sat.
What is lil miss sunshine about

Jenson71
08-30-2006, 04:35 PM
The Descent is really scary. I thought it was and so did my friend I saw it with. But when we went out to the lobby, this one guy was practically holding a press conference about how bad it was.

In the audience, we had this guy scream like a little girl when you first see the creature. Everyone laughed at it. (His scream)

patteeu
08-30-2006, 04:38 PM
What is lil miss sunshine about

Dysfunctional family on a roadtrip across the SW, heading for California where the daughter (the most normal member of the family) is going to be in the Little Miss Sunshine pagent.

DMAC
08-30-2006, 04:45 PM
What is lil miss sunshine aboutHeres the trailer...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0449059/trailers-screenplay-E27959-10-2

chasedude
08-30-2006, 04:56 PM
Does anyone Know when X-Men 3 is being released for DVD?

AZORChiefFan
08-30-2006, 05:10 PM
The Descent is really scary. I thought it was and so did my friend I saw it with. But when we went out to the lobby, this one guy was practically holding a press conference about how bad it was.

In the audience, we had this guy scream like a little girl when you first see the creature. Everyone laughed at it.

There's always that '1 Person' gawd I hate people like that. He was probably the one that screamed like little girl.

IA_Chiefs_fan
08-30-2006, 06:50 PM
Heres the trailer...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0449059/trailers-screenplay-E27959-10-2That looks really, really bad.

Jenson71
08-30-2006, 07:12 PM
Here's a list of movies coming out soon that I'm really looking forward to seeing:

Hollywoodland (http://www.hollywoodlandmovie.com )
The Black Dahlia (http://www.theblackdahliamovie.net )
The Last Kiss (http://www.lastkissmovie.com )
All The King's Men (http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/allthekingsmen/ )
The Science of Sleep (http://www.thescienceofsleep-movie.com )
Flyboys (http://www.flyboysthemovie.com )
The Departed (http://www.thedeparted.com )
Marie Antoinette (http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/marieantoinette/ )
Running With Scissors (http://www.runningwithscissors-movie.com )
Flags of Our Fathers (http://www.flagsofourfathers.com )
The Prestige (http://www.prestige-movie.com )

Thig Lyfe
08-30-2006, 07:12 PM
That looks really, really bad.

Why? Because there aren't any explosions in it?

KcMizzou
08-30-2006, 07:18 PM
The Descent is really scary. I thought it was and so did my friend I saw it with. But when we went out to the lobby, this one guy was practically holding a press conference about how bad it was.

In the audience, we had this guy scream like a little girl when you first see the creature. Everyone laughed at it.I loved it. Best horror movie I've seen in years.

whoman69
08-30-2006, 08:47 PM
Here's a list of movies coming out soon that I'm really looking forward to seeing:

Hollywoodland (http://www.hollywoodlandmovie.com )
The Black Dahlia (http://www.theblackdahliamovie.net )
The Last Kiss (http://www.lastkissmovie.com )
All The King's Men (http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/allthekingsmen/ )
The Science of Sleep (http://www.thescienceofsleep-movie.com )
Flyboys (http://www.flyboysthemovie.com )
The Departed (http://www.thedeparted.com )
Marie Antoinette (http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/marieantoinette/ )
Running With Scissors (http://www.runningwithscissors-movie.com )
Flags of Our Fathers (http://www.flagsofourfathers.com )
The Prestige (http://www.prestige-movie.com )
Many of those are remakes. Damn Hollywood has no new ideas

whoman69
08-30-2006, 08:50 PM
Since I'm so broke, I have to wait for movies to get to the cheap theatre. I'm still waiting for many of the summer hits to get there.

the Talking Can
08-30-2006, 09:39 PM
Here's a list of movies coming out soon that I'm really looking forward to seeing:

Hollywoodland (http://www.hollywoodlandmovie.com )
The Black Dahlia (http://www.theblackdahliamovie.net )
The Last Kiss (http://www.lastkissmovie.com )
All The King's Men (http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/allthekingsmen/ )
The Science of Sleep (http://www.thescienceofsleep-movie.com )
Flyboys (http://www.flyboysthemovie.com )
The Departed (http://www.thedeparted.com )
Marie Antoinette (http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/marieantoinette/ )
Running With Scissors (http://www.runningwithscissors-movie.com )
Flags of Our Fathers (http://www.flagsofourfathers.com )
The Prestige (http://www.prestige-movie.com )

the science of sleep....same guy that did eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, I think...can't wait

Jenson71
08-30-2006, 09:41 PM
Many of those are remakes. Damn Hollywood has no new ideas

I only know of Scorsese's The Departed being a remake. Of a Japanese film, I believe. What else are remakes?

Jenson71
08-30-2006, 09:43 PM
the science of sleep....same guy that did eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, I think...can't wait

Yeah, Michel Gondry. Without Kaufmann writing, but still should be really good, and unique again.

the Talking Can
08-30-2006, 09:53 PM
Yeah, Michel Gondry. Without Kaufmann writing, but still should be really good, and unique again.

cool...Gael García Bernal is my favorite actor...

cdcox
08-30-2006, 09:56 PM
Really looking forward to The Black Dahlia - I'm a huge Ellroy fan.

Jenson71
08-30-2006, 11:05 PM
Really looking forward to The Black Dahlia - I'm a huge Ellroy fan.

It's early, but I can definitely see this being mentioned around Oscar season. It looks really top-notch. Along similiar plot lines is Hollywoodland - it's about a detective (Adrien Brody) who investigates the death of Superman George Reeves. Ben Affleck and Diane Lane star as well.

Deberg_1990
08-30-2006, 11:05 PM
Mike Judge's new film "Idiocracy" is getting a limited release this weekend. Kind of strange its not getting any sort of publicity, advertising or anything?? Guy has a HUGE cult following after Office Space and Beavis and Butthead.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387808/

Rausch
08-30-2006, 11:15 PM
I can't think of a time where I've been more disinterested in what's on the big screen or video/DVD...

Jenson71
08-30-2006, 11:20 PM
I can't think of a time where I've been more disinterested in what's on the big screen or video/DVD...

Why's that? Football? Election year? Woman?

Deberg_1990
08-30-2006, 11:30 PM
Why's that? Football? Election year? Woman?

Where the "Hollywoods lack of creativity and originality" option??

Jenson71
08-30-2006, 11:35 PM
Where the "Hollywoods lack of creativity and originality" option??

I wouldn't think that has something to do with recent feelings.

elvomito
01-26-2007, 10:50 PM
Mike Judge's new film "Idiocracy" is getting a limited release this weekend. Kind of strange its not getting any sort of publicity, advertising or anything?? Guy has a HUGE cult following after Office Space and Beavis and Butthead.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387808/just saw this movie... its one of my favorites now

Halfcan
01-26-2007, 10:54 PM
Departed sucked-save your money.

Frazod
01-26-2007, 10:57 PM
I'm probably going to see Letters from Iwo Jima tomorrow or Sunday.

cdcox
01-26-2007, 10:58 PM
Departed sucked-save your money.

Way better than Rush.

Frazod
01-26-2007, 10:58 PM
Departed sucked-save your money.

:spock:

You're out of your mind. Departed was great.

Nzoner
01-26-2007, 11:01 PM
:spock:

You're out of your mind. Departed was great.

No shit,the best movie to come along in awhile.

Halfcan
01-26-2007, 11:03 PM
:spock:

You're out of your mind. Departed was great.

Leo and Jack did a good job-but the script sucked. It was a hodge podge ripoff of all the old ganster movies-then everyone dies at the end. The last shot of a rat was pretty stoopid as well. Marky Mark was so annoying and over the top-I can't believe he is nominated for an Oscar.

'Hamas' Jenkins
01-26-2007, 11:04 PM
Just watched "Beerfest" and "Gridiron Gang". Gridiron was great...I'm usually not much of one for feel good sports movies, but I liked the message and the realism. Beerfest was up and down...some funny parts, but nowhere near "Super Troopers". Although the German guy screaming "Do IT NOW....KILL ME!!!" almost made me piss myself. Good homages throughout, but a bit lacking overall. I loved Landfill though.

Guru
01-26-2007, 11:05 PM
Leo and Jack did a good job-but the script sucked. It was a hodge podge ripoff of all the old ganster movies-then everyone dies at the end. The last shot of a rat was pretty stoopid as well. Marky Mark was so annoying and over the top-I can't believe he is nominated for an Oscar.
Thanks for the spoiler dude.

Nzoner
01-26-2007, 11:11 PM
The mrs and I just returned from finally seeing Deja Vu and loved it.

Halfcan
01-26-2007, 11:14 PM
Thanks for the spoiler dude.

I didn't give away the Real secret- Leo was actually a women. Wait I might be thinking of a different movie.

City of God was a great movie so was Rabbit Proof Fence.

Movies I have liked lately

The Proposition-Western
Sherlock Holmes series-can't beat them.
The Big Sleep-Bogart
Invincible
Fearless-Jet Li
Tigerland
The Count of Monte Crisco
Running Scared
Rashomon
North by Northwest
Vertigo
Buffalo Soldiers
The Jacket

All of these are better than the Defarted.

Halfcan
01-26-2007, 11:19 PM
Mel Gibson got hosed on the Oscars.

Guru
01-26-2007, 11:24 PM
Mel Gibson got hosed on the Oscars.
This is nothing new. See Passion.

Halfcan
01-26-2007, 11:29 PM
Apocalypto-was a beautifully filmed movie with a great story. If Mel hadn't pissed off all the Jews in Hollywood-it would have been Nominated.

greg63
01-26-2007, 11:29 PM
This is nothing new. See Passion.

Yeah, not PC enough.

Guru
01-26-2007, 11:31 PM
Apocalypto-was a beautifully filmed movie with a great story. If Mel hadn't pissed off all the Jews in Hollywood-it would have been Nominated.
Hollywood is jealous that they can't even come up with anything original anymore. They just keep remaking old movies and making sequels now.

greg63
01-26-2007, 11:33 PM
That's Hollywood.

Halfcan
01-26-2007, 11:41 PM
Hollywood is jealous that they can't even come up with anything original anymore. They just keep remaking old movies and making sequels now.

Magnificent Seven is a good one I just watched. Can't beat Yul and Steve Mcqueen in the same movie.

Frazod
01-27-2007, 04:43 PM
I'm probably going to see Letters from Iwo Jima tomorrow or Sunday.

Just got back from seeing this.

I didn't like it. Don't get me wrong - it's a very good movie, but much like Born on the Fourth of July, I walked out of the theater recognizing it was a well made film but wishing I'd seen something else. Perhaps I couldn't reconcile the idea of Americans being the bad guys; I'm sure that's part of it. But there's something more I just can't put my finger on.

Anyway, it's no where near as good as Flags of Our Fathers, IMO. That's the one that should have been nominated for best picture.

Fire Me Boy!
01-27-2007, 05:41 PM
I watched Little Miss Sunshine today and laughed my ass off!

Jenson71
01-27-2007, 06:33 PM
Just got back from seeing this.

I didn't like it. Don't get me wrong - it's a very good movie, but much like Born on the Fourth of July, I walked out of the theater recognizing it was a well made film but wishing I'd seen something else. Perhaps I couldn't reconcile the idea of Americans being the bad guys; I'm sure that's part of it. But there's something more I just can't put my finger on.

Anyway, it's no where near as good as Flags of Our Fathers, IMO. That's the one that should have been nominated for best picture.

So, basically, Letters is better than Flags. Thanks.

the Talking Can
01-27-2007, 06:44 PM
Just got back from seeing this.

I didn't like it. Don't get me wrong - it's a very good movie, but much like Born on the Fourth of July, I walked out of the theater recognizing it was a well made film but wishing I'd seen something else. Perhaps I couldn't reconcile the idea of Americans being the bad guys; I'm sure that's part of it. But there's something more I just can't put my finger on.

Anyway, it's no where near as good as Flags of Our Fathers, IMO. That's the one that should have been nominated for best picture.

interesting, I didn't think it had anything to do with America...I thought it mostly scrutinized the Japanese soldiers relationship to their own culture...specifically the notions of "honor" and subservience to the Empire...each soldier has a slightly different response from total acceptance (committing suicide without hesitation - holy shit that scene was intense) to total rejection (the baker who survives) and every degree in between...the fact that a Westerner made this movie is fascinating to me, and I'm curious to know how Japan received it (if they allowed it at all)....

I think it is a great movie, even though it is quite conventional, for just this reason...it removes the good guy/bad guy narrative and treats the soldiers as humans, knowing of course that they're all going to die abandoned by their country...for an American director to attempt this takes cajones...I have a much deeper respect for Eastwood after seeing that...he's taking risks that 99% of directors wouldn't.

uh, ok, I liked it...

plus, I love Ken Watanabe...and feel sorry for him for having to put up with Tom Cruise play acting as a samurai in The Last Samurai...he does more with one eyebrow than Cruise has done in his whole career...

AZORChiefFan
01-27-2007, 08:05 PM
I saw Pans Labyrinth - what a great movie. Not as much 'fantasy' stuff as I expected. Well worth the 2 hours.

Simply Red
01-27-2007, 08:23 PM
about to pop in Pulse, has anyone seen it? Or should I save it for a rainy day?

KcMizzou
01-27-2007, 08:40 PM
about to pop in Pulse, has anyone seen it? Or should I save it for a rainy day?I've seen it.

It's nothing special, but it does have a cool apocalyptic vibe to it.

Not great, but I've certainly seen worse.

Simply Red
01-27-2007, 08:52 PM
I've seen it.

It's nothing special, but it does have a cool apocalyptic vibe to it.

Not great, but I've certainly seen worse.

Kinda what I expected. My sister asked my wife what to get me for Xmas and my wife sd: The weirdest scariest movie you can find.

Thanks BTW...

irishjayhawk
01-27-2007, 10:20 PM
Here's a list of movies coming out soon that I'm really looking forward to seeing:

Hollywoodland (http://www.hollywoodlandmovie.com )
The Black Dahlia (http://www.theblackdahliamovie.net )
The Last Kiss (http://www.lastkissmovie.com )
All The King's Men (http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/allthekingsmen/ )
The Science of Sleep (http://www.thescienceofsleep-movie.com )
Flyboys (http://www.flyboysthemovie.com )
The Departed (http://www.thedeparted.com )
Marie Antoinette (http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/marieantoinette/ )
Running With Scissors (http://www.runningwithscissors-movie.com )
Flags of Our Fathers (http://www.flagsofourfathers.com )
The Prestige (http://www.prestige-movie.com )

Skip The Last Kiss. Seriously. Watch the trailer and you've seen the movies and gathered the themes. Waste of money and time.

irishjayhawk
01-27-2007, 10:21 PM
I saw Pans Labyrinth - what a great movie. Not as much 'fantasy' stuff as I expected. Well worth the 2 hours.

Saw that today. Man, I was blown away. It's just a brilliant twisting of story lines.

irishjayhawk
01-27-2007, 10:23 PM
www.rottentomatoes.com

I don't think I've ever seen a top 5 with such great reviews.
I can't wait to see Little Miss Sunshine and The Illusionist.

I loved The Illusionist even if it was predictable. I found that predictability is only bad if it's the audience that's meant to be "duped". Some movies pull that kind off, but few and far between. However, when characters aren't clued in and the "predictable" stuff is revealed to said character, it helps the movie greatly. If that makes sense.

the Talking Can
01-27-2007, 10:35 PM
Epic Movie has a 0 rating on rottentomatoes

i think that is a first...

Bowser
01-27-2007, 10:38 PM
Epic Movie has a 0 rating on rottentomatoes

i think that is a first...

That is a hard feat to accomplish.

Fairplay
01-27-2007, 10:59 PM
We went and saw Night at the Museum this evening. I know, Ben Stiller blows and all that. It wasn't my pick on the movie, and i about got the third degree from her when i was turning it down.

It had some entertainment value. I guess a good family movie. But outside of that i can't recommend it.

The good news is we ate at hooters.

Deberg_1990
01-27-2007, 11:04 PM
I cant wait to see "Black Snake Moan"

The trailer really makes it look like a 1970's exploitation flick......looks great though...

Christina Ricci looks HOT!!

http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809233868/trailer

Miles
01-27-2007, 11:45 PM
I saw Pans Labyrinth - what a great movie. Not as much 'fantasy' stuff as I expected. Well worth the 2 hours.

I have been tempted to go see that one. Really enjoyed Guillermo del Toro's The Devils Backbone but have been a little disappointed that his others I have seen were not as good.

Deberg_1990
01-27-2007, 11:51 PM
I have been tempted to go see that one. Really enjoyed Guillermo del Toro's The Devils Backbone but have been a little disappointed that his others I have seen were not as good.


Hes a good director. I actually liked Mimic, Blade 2 and Hellboy. Hes does a gret job of switching between mainstream flicks and arthouse stuff.

KcMizzou
01-27-2007, 11:52 PM
Pan's Labyrinth was getting amazing reviews last time I checked.

I'll probably have to wait for DVD, but I'll see it for sure.

Miles
01-27-2007, 11:52 PM
Hes a good director. I actually liked Mimic, Blade 2 and Hellboy. Hes does a gret job of switching between mainstream flicks and arthouse stuff.

Agreed. His mainstream stuff is pretty well done. Just remembered that I also like one of his earlier ones; Chronos.

Miles
01-27-2007, 11:55 PM
Pan's Labyrinth was was getting amazing reviews last time I checked.

I'll probably have to wait for DVD, but I'll see it for sure.

I rarely go to movies at the theater and that one isn't exactly one that you go with a group to see. I think the latest Bond movie was the last movie in the theater I have seen in quite a while and that was on a Sunday when I didn't feel like watching more NFL after a KC loss.

Miles
01-28-2007, 12:05 AM
I have hardly watched any movies lately but the Illusionist was pretty good. Looking forward to The Prestige coming out on DVD soon. Christopher Nolan is a pretty damn good director.

Nzoner
01-28-2007, 12:20 AM
I'm looking forward to Hannibal Rising but I'm trying to decide(seeing that I got the book for Christmas)read the book first or wait until after the movie.

I saw Manhunter first,then read Red Dragon then saw Red Dragon and although Mann did take liberties with Harris' book I'll still take Manhunter and William Peterson's Will Graham over Edward Norton's.

luv
01-28-2007, 12:22 AM
I'm looking forward to Hannibal Rising but I'm trying to decide(seeing that I got the book for Christmas)read the book first or wait until after the movie.

I saw Manhunter first,then read Red Dragon then saw Red Dragon and although Mann did take liberties with Harris' book I'll still take Manhunter and William Peterson's Will Graham over Edward Norton's.
I know several people who prefer reading a book before seeing the movie. Personally, I like to enjoy the movie instead of already knowing what's supposed to happen and analyzing it. I read the book after.

AZORChiefFan
01-28-2007, 12:27 AM
I have been tempted to go see that one. Really enjoyed Guillermo del Toro's The Devils Backbone but have been a little disappointed that his others I have seen were not as good.
It's worth it. I have seen most of his movies including Devils Backbone and it's closer to that than his mainstream stuff.

Miles
01-28-2007, 12:28 AM
I know several people who prefer reading a book before seeing the movie. Personally, I like to enjoy the movie instead of already knowing what's supposed to happen and analyzing it. I read the book after.

The main problem I have with reading the book after is that I picture the characters and setting just like the movie rather than what I would be imagining from the writing.

Miles
01-28-2007, 12:30 AM
It's worth it. I have seen most of his movies including Devils Backbone and it's closer to that than his mainstream stuff.

Nice, that is exactly what I was hoping. Might have to check it out now rather than wait for DVD.

luv
01-28-2007, 12:32 AM
The main problem I have with reading the book after is that I picture the characters and setting just like the movie rather than what I would be imagining from the writing.
That's true. I guess it would be better to ruin the movie instead of the book.

munkey
01-30-2007, 06:56 PM
Pan's Labyrinth was getting amazing reviews last time I checked.

I'll probably have to wait for DVD, but I'll see it for sure.

IMO its what a movie should be...

I'm glad I didn't wait for the DVD. Really the best movie of the year IMO.

Fairplay
01-30-2007, 07:13 PM
Just seen Crank.

I felt like my heart was pounding through a lot of the movie. (anyone else react to this movie the same way i did?)

Im sure it was just a mind thing.

Decent movie, better then i thought it would be anyway.

the Talking Can
02-01-2007, 12:53 AM
Pan's Labyrinth was getting amazing reviews last time I checked.

I'll probably have to wait for DVD, but I'll see it for sure.


just saw it....fantastic (literally), really can't think of a movie like it

Miles
02-10-2007, 01:04 AM
Finally got around to Flags of Our Fathers earlier tonight. I'm a fan of Eastwood and he was definitely in good form with this one. I really liked the use of not as known actors and felt it kept the focus on the storyline.

SLAG
02-10-2007, 01:05 AM
watched the Departed on DVD tonight and School for Scoundrels

Departed EXCELLENT!!

SFS... Very funny solid good

Guru
02-10-2007, 01:08 AM
watched the Departed on DVD tonight and School for Scoundrels

Departed EXCELLENT!!

SFS... Very funny solid good
Hmmm, how did ya do that? Departed comes out this Tuesday.

SLAG
02-10-2007, 01:10 AM
Hmmm, how did ya do that? Departed comes out this Tuesday.


I have an inside source at blockbuster

I have had flags of our fathers since Superbowl sunday..

Miles
02-10-2007, 01:10 AM
watched the Departed on DVD tonight and School for Scoundrels

Departed EXCELLENT!!

SFS... Very funny solid good

Damn you got your hands on The Departed DVD early. I have been really looking forward to seeing that one.

SLAG
02-10-2007, 01:10 AM
Damn you got your hands on The Departed DVD early. I have been really looking forward to seeing that one.


You will not be disappointed

Frazod
02-10-2007, 01:31 AM
I picked up Flags of Our Fathers the day it came out. I'll do the same with The Departed next week. Both are excellent.

Somebody mentioned Flyboys, which I watched last weekend. That was pretty sad - basically Pearl Harbor with biplanes. It wasn't directed by Michael Bay, but it might as well have been. The combat sequences were pretty cool, but they couldn't outweigh a lame-ass plot that basically tossed every tired war movie cliche you've ever heard of in a blender with butchered historical facts and hit puree. The real pilots of the Lafayette Escadrille deserve far better. :shake:

Miles
02-10-2007, 01:45 AM
Somebody mentioned Flyboys, which I watched last weekend. That was pretty sad - basically Pearl Harbor with biplanes. It wasn't directed by Michael Bay, but it might as well have been. The combat sequences were pretty cool, but they couldn't outweigh a lame-ass plot that basically tossed every tired war movie cliche you've ever heard of in a blender with butchered historical facts and hit puree. The real pilots of the Lafayette Escadrille deserve far better. :shake:

I wasn't expecting much from that one but really wanted to see it for the dogfight scenes. I was even expecting a shitty, but tolerable plot with some cool action scenes. Instead it was way too drawn out with some crappy awkward love story. Very good call comparing it with Pearl Harbor.

Guru
02-10-2007, 01:46 AM
I wasn't expecting much from that one but really wanted to see it for the dogfight scenes. I was even expecting a shitty, but tolerable plot with some cool action scenes. Instead it was way too drawn out with some crappy awkward love story (accurate comparison with pearl harbor).
Why is it every historical movie has to have a damn love story attached to it? Come on Hollywood.

Miles
02-10-2007, 01:53 AM
Why is it every historical movie has to have a damn love story attached to it? Come on Hollywood.

No shit and its often not done well. There was one that was similar to Pearl Harbor and Flyboys a while back but the love story didn't seem like it was forced into the movie and its a solid flick. Dark Blue World.

http://imdb.com/title/tt0244479/

Guru
02-10-2007, 01:55 AM
No shit and its often not done well. There was one that was similar to Pearl Harbor and Flyboys a while back but the love story didn't seem like it was forced into the movie and its a solid flick. Dark Blue World.

http://imdb.com/title/tt0244479/
Came out the same year as Pearl Harbor too.

Frazod
02-10-2007, 01:59 AM
I wasn't expecting much from that one but really wanted to see it for the dogfight scenes. I was even expecting a shitty, but tolerable plot with some cool action scenes. Instead it was way too drawn out with some crappy awkward love story. Very good call comparing it with Pearl Harbor.

Well, it wasn't nearly as offensive as Pearl Harbor. Although that ridiculous scene with the zeppelin was close (complete and utter bullshit).

I probably wouldn't have been so annoyed by it if I hadn't recently read To The Last Man, a Jeff Shaara book about World War I which (accurately) portrayed the exploits of the Lafayette Escadrille and Raoul Lufberry, the real life American ace that the fictional Reed Cassidy was based on. I highly recommend the book - obviously I don't recommend that silly movie.

Deberg_1990
02-10-2007, 02:05 AM
Well, it wasn't nearly as offensive as Pearl Harbor. Although that ridiculous scene with the zeppelin was close (complete and utter bullshit).

I probably wouldn't have been so annoyed by it if I hadn't recently read To The Last Man, a Jeff Shaara book about World War I which (accurately) portrayed the exploits of the Lafayette Escadrille and Raoul Lufberry, the real life American ace that the fictional Reed Cassidy was based on. I highly recommend the book - obviously I don't recommend that silly movie.

I actually enjoyed Pearl Harbor. Ill admit, im a sucker for Michael Bay. The man does know how to make an action scene.


The Pearl Harbor attack scene is one of the greatest action sequences ive ever seen and it goes on for like 45 min.

Guru
02-10-2007, 02:07 AM
I actually enjoyed Pearl Harbor. Ill admit, im a sucker for Michael Bay. The man does know how to make an action scene.


The Pearl Harbor attack scene is one of the greatest action sequences ive ever seen and it goes on for like 45 min.
Was the directors cut much better than the original release?

Miles
02-10-2007, 02:07 AM
Well, it wasn't nearly as offensive as Pearl Harbor. Although that ridiculous scene with the zeppelin was close (complete and utter bullshit).

I probably wouldn't have been so annoyed by it if I hadn't recently read To The Last Man, a Jeff Shaara book about World War I which (accurately) portrayed the exploits of the Lafayette Escadrille and Raoul Lufberry, the real life American ace that the fictional Reed Cassidy was based on. I highly recommend the book - obviously I don't recommend that silly movie.

Someone at work was just talking about that book last week. Sounds damn interesting and I really want to read it.

With Flyboys I was expecting it to be shitty but something along the lines of Fast and the Furious but with WWI dogfights (shit but entertaining). At least it could have been pure crap but with good action.

Miles
02-10-2007, 02:13 AM
I actually enjoyed Pearl Harbor. Ill admit, im a sucker for Michael Bay. The man does know how to make an action scene.


The Pearl Harbor attack scene is one of the greatest action sequences ive ever seen and it goes on for like 45 min.

Michael Bay can at times be entertaining with all of his faults. Pear Harbor pretended to be too much like a serious move for that tone to work for me. Though it might have been more that the setting didn't fit for a popcorn action flick (the added hour or so of love story and lets appeal to everyone mentality didn't help).

Frazod
02-10-2007, 02:14 AM
I actually enjoyed Pearl Harbor. Ill admit, im a sucker for Michael Bay. The man does know how to make an action scene.


The Pearl Harbor attack scene is one of the greatest action sequences ive ever seen and it goes on for like 45 min.
:spock:

To each his own, but.....

My contempt for that abomination has been nearly as well documented as my contempt for Dune and Signs. But to briefly summarize:

1. Calling it "Pearl Harbor" was a lie. It was about a love triangle spanning the war from the Battle of Britain until the Doolittle Raid.

2. It BUTCHERED the facts.

3. The CG attack sequence was lame. The battleships were not accurately rendered. Tora Tora Tora had better special effects.

4. If Josh Harnett isn't the worst actor in Hollywood, he's pretty goddamn close. If you want to see him chew scenery in another period piece, rent Black Dahlia. That sucks, too.

5. I could go on, but it's late.

Deberg_1990
02-10-2007, 02:18 AM
:spock:

To each his own, but.....

My contempt for that abomination has been nearly as well documented as my contempt for Dune and Signs. But to briefly summarize:

1. Calling it "Pearl Harbor" was a lie. It was about a love triangle spanning the war from the Battle of Britain until the Doolittle Raid.

2. It BUTCHERED the facts.

3. The CG attack sequence was lame. The battleships were not accurately rendered. Tora Tora Tora had better special effects.

4. If Josh Harnett isn't the worst actor in Hollywood, he's pretty goddamn close. If you want to see him chew scenery in another period piece, rent Black Dahlia. That sucks, too.

5. I could go on, but it's late.

hahah....i feel ya....im not saying its awesume or anything....but it was entertaining....

Josh Harnett is a pretty bad actor...i have to agree...

Frazod
02-10-2007, 02:19 AM
hahah....i feel ya....im not saying its awesume or anything....but it was entertaining....

Josh Harnett is a pretty bad actor...i have to agree...

Well, I'm glad somebody liked it.

I'm out. Goodnight.

pr_capone
02-10-2007, 02:41 AM
I was dragged kicking and screaming to Dreamgirls tonight. It had its entertaining parts but over-all I rather disliked the movie.

There were several scenes in the movie that were torture but one scene about half-way through was particularly tortourous. Basically they broke into this musical scene where everyone is having a giant argument and everyone breaks out singing all of a sudden..... as in instead of continuing with their spoken lines they started singing them.

Anyhow, this BS continued for roughly 10-15 minutes. I think my ears bled a little.

The story was great but they broke out in song every 10 minutes or so. Eddie Murphy was great in the movie though.... much better than I would have thought.

Deberg_1990
02-10-2007, 03:17 AM
I was dragged kicking and screaming to Dreamgirls tonight. It had its entertaining parts but over-all I rather disliked the movie.

There were several scenes in the movie that were torture but one scene about half-way through was particularly tortourous. Basically they broke into this musical scene where everyone is having a giant argument and everyone breaks out singing all of a sudden..... as in instead of continuing with their spoken lines they started singing them.

Anyhow, this BS continued for roughly 10-15 minutes. I think my ears bled a little.

The story was great but they broke out in song every 10 minutes or so. Eddie Murphy was great in the movie though.... much better than I would have thought.

haha....its a musical! Hello, they are supposed to break out in song!

I saw the movie too. Jennifer Hudson blew the roof off. Incredible voice.

crazycoffey
02-10-2007, 03:58 AM
not going to see it, I hope (the wife could pull rank on me)

pr_capone
02-11-2007, 12:22 AM
haha....its a musical! Hello, they are supposed to break out in song!

LMAO

I was not aware of that prior to going to the movie.

That whole "we are family" scene I could have seriously done without. lol

StcChief
02-11-2007, 08:43 AM
Rented "Invincible" - Story of Eagle turn around in 1976 and Vince Papale - fan turned player...

Very well done.

http://www.chasingthefrog.com/reelfaces/invincible.php

Bowser
02-11-2007, 10:46 AM
Has anybody gone to see Pan's Labrynith yet?

Dr. Facebook Fever
02-11-2007, 10:52 AM
I was dragged kicking and screaming to Dreamgirls tonight. It had its entertaining parts but over-all I rather disliked the movie.

There were several scenes in the movie that were torture but one scene about half-way through was particularly tortourous. Basically they broke into this musical scene where everyone is having a giant argument and everyone breaks out singing all of a sudden..... as in instead of continuing with their spoken lines they started singing them.

Anyhow, this BS continued for roughly 10-15 minutes. I think my ears bled a little.

The story was great but they broke out in song every 10 minutes or so. Eddie Murphy was great in the movie though.... much better than I would have thought.
Ever heard of a "musical?"

HolmeZz
02-11-2007, 10:52 AM
Little Miss Sunshine is great. Watched it for a 2nd time last night.

Fairplay
02-11-2007, 10:52 AM
Has anybody gone to see Pan's Labrynith yet?


I would be interested in an opinion on that movie also.

A friend of mine actually saw the movie and said is was great. But he says that about every movie. So i dismissed it.

milkman
02-11-2007, 10:56 AM
I would be interested in an opinion on that movie also.

A friend of mine actually saw the movie and said is was great. But he says that about every movie. So i dismissed it.

Perhaps you and Bowser should actually read the thread.

Bowser
02-11-2007, 10:58 AM
Perhaps you and Bowser should actually read the thread.

What fun would that be?

Fairplay
02-11-2007, 11:00 AM
Perhaps you and Bowser should actually read the thread.


Too much work.

Bowser
02-11-2007, 11:02 AM
What fun would that be?

Heh. I posted on the same page, as did Fairplay, that people were talking about the movie.

DAMN YOU, CRACK HABIT!!

Fairplay
02-11-2007, 11:05 AM
Thats what i get for reading threads in reverse order.

Easy 6
02-11-2007, 11:22 AM
I rented Flags of our Fathers & Miami Vice last night, really enjoyed them both.

Flags rivaled Saving Private Ryan for realistic depiction of war, Clint was wise to bring Spielberg in on it. It was very sad to see what happened to the guys from the flag raising, pretty much chewed up & spit out by the hype machine. I wanted to jump thru the screen & CHOKE the guy that wouldnt serve Ira Hayes. My take, 4 of 5 stars.

Miami Vice, i really liked the stylish overall feel of this flic & the great use of color, thought it was a solid, modernized big screen adaptation. I'm not a real big fan of Farrell's acting but he was passable as was Foxx. My take, 3 of 5 stars.

Nightwish
02-11-2007, 11:32 AM
I saw The Messengers yesterday. I've seen some ads heralding it as the #1 movie in America. It doesn't deserve that honor, imo. Pretty lame movie, overdone plot (think 9 parts Amityville Horror and 1 part The Crow), and the few actual scares the movie delivered came from predictable jump-out-at-you startle schticks. Don't waste your hard-earned money to see this one at the theater, wait for the DVD.

DaneMcCloud
02-11-2007, 12:24 PM
Clint was wise to bring Spielberg in on it.

It was actually the other way around. Spielberg asked Clint to direct "Flags of Our Fathers". Because of their close association, there's now rumors of Clint being in Indy 4.

Easy 6
02-11-2007, 12:30 PM
It was actually the other way around. Spielberg asked Clint to direct "Flags of Our Fathers". Because of their close association, there's now rumors of Clint being in Indy 4.

Huh, learn something new every day. As for Clint in Indy, do you mean AS Indy??? Ford is old, but Clint is OLD. I dont like that idea at all, even as much as i like Eastwood.

From all i've heard, Indy 4 has BOMB written all over it, especially if Lucas has primary control.

Easy 6
02-11-2007, 12:35 PM
The one i CANT WAIT to see is "300", that looks like a bona-fide blockbuster. One of those that MUST be seen on the bigscreen.

Bowser
02-11-2007, 12:37 PM
The one i CANT WAIT to see is "300", that looks like a bona-fide blockbuster. One of those that MUST be seen on the bigscreen.

IMAX, my friend. IMAX.

Easy 6
02-11-2007, 12:40 PM
IMAX, my friend. IMAX.

Agreed, that could be worth a trip to Chicago, St.Louis is a lot closer to me but i'm not so sure they have one.

DaneMcCloud
02-11-2007, 12:47 PM
Huh, learn something new every day. As for Clint in Indy, do you mean AS Indy??? Ford is old, but Clint is OLD. I dont like that idea at all, even as much as i like Eastwood.

No, not Clint as Indy but as a (yet undisclosed) character in the movie. Just a rumor at this point, nothing solid.

From all i've heard, Indy 4 has BOMB written all over it, especially if Lucas has primary control.

Why? What have you heard? I hear the exact opposite. Lucas, Spielberg and Ford have gone to great lengths to get the "right" script. While the story is all George Lucas, he's done none of the actual writing. It's been through several revisions and screenwriters and no one signed on until they could all agree upon the script. That bodes well, IMO because none of these guys are doing it for the money.

I really have a hard time believing that any movie with Lucas, Spielberg & Ford could be a bomb, especially given the overall lack of truly fanstastic adventure movies recently. And their track record as collaborators.

Easy 6
02-11-2007, 12:53 PM
No, not Clint as Indy but as a (yet undisclosed) character in the movie. Just a rumor at this point, nothing solid.



Why? What have you heard? I hear the exact opposite. Lucas, Spielberg and Ford have gone to great lengths to get the "right" script. While the story is all George Lucas, he's done none of the actual writing. It's been through several revisions and screenwriters and no one signed on until they could all agree upon the script. That bodes well, IMO because none of these guys are doing it for the money.

I really have a hard time believing that any movie with Lucas, Spielberg & Ford could be a bomb, especially given the overall lack of truly fanstastic adventure movies recently. And their track record as collaborators.

I've just been hearing that Lucas has been squabbling with everyone over control of it (hence the constant changes) & i have really soured on George after the new trilogy. #3 was pretty good, but his style seems to get hammier by the film IMO.

I would feel A LOT better about it if i heard that it was Spielberg in complete control, with all of these wrangling's & delays Fords gonna need a hip replacement before they actually start shooting.

Deberg_1990
02-11-2007, 01:30 PM
I've just been hearing that Lucas has been squabbling with everyone over control of it (hence the constant changes) & i have really soured on George after the new trilogy. #3 was pretty good, but his style seems to get hammier by the film IMO.

I would feel A LOT better about it if i heard that it was Spielberg in complete control, with all of these wrangling's & delays Fords gonna need a hip replacement before they actually start shooting.

Lucas will always have control over the Indy films to some extent. At least he wouldnt direct it. Hes really horrible with actors.

Im really curious how they are going to deal with Fords age. Will there be less action? Will they bring in a younger actor? A son perhaps to handle the heavy duty action??

Easy 6
02-11-2007, 01:41 PM
Lucas will always have control over the Indy films to some extent. At least he wouldnt direct it. Hes really horrible with actors.

Im really curious how they are going to deal with Fords age. Will there be less action? Will they bring in a younger actor? A son perhaps to handle the heavy duty action??

Totally agree about Lucas, he draws out some of the most wooden performances ever if he doesnt have top shelf actors to make him look good.

As far as Ford, they might go the son route but i've seen some pre-production stills of him in scenes & he's still a pretty ripped & vascular looking 60 something. But time IS of the essence.

CoMoChief
02-11-2007, 01:53 PM
I cant wait to see the Prestigue. I really wanted to see it and never got to.

Deberg_1990
02-11-2007, 01:56 PM
Totally agree about Lucas, he draws out some of the most wooden performances ever if he doesnt have top shelf actors to make him look good.

As far as Ford, they might go the son route but i've seen some pre-production stills of him in scenes & he's still a pretty ripped & vascular looking 60 something. But time IS of the essence.

The latest i saw was filming starts this summer for a summer 2008 release. That was just a month or so ago....

DaneMcCloud
02-11-2007, 04:20 PM
The latest i saw was filming starts this summer for a summer 2008 release. That was just a month or so ago....

After 10 different screenwriters, David Koepp (War of the Worlds, Jurassic Park, Spiderman) was chosen and after a year of working, the script was approved by all of the participants.

It's set in the 1950's and though I haven't heard many details of the script from friends, I would be absolutely shocked if there were any offspring of Indy in the film. That would suck and doesn't seem like a reason for a fourth film.

Deberg_1990
02-11-2007, 04:22 PM
It's set in the 1950's and though I haven't heard many details of the script from friends, I would be absolutely shocked if there were any offspring of Indy in the film. That would suck and doesn't seem like a reason for a fourth film.


I know what its going to be: Short Round returns a few years older and to take the reigns from Indy!


"You call him Dr. Jones, Doll!"

Nightwish
02-11-2007, 06:28 PM
Agreed, that could be worth a trip to Chicago, St.Louis is a lot closer to me but i'm not so sure they have one.
We have an Omnimax, but that's not the same as an imax, and they don't show regular movies on them, more like science-related films, swimming with sharks, that kind of stuff.

ChiefFripp
02-11-2007, 06:35 PM
Go see Pan's Labyrinth if you're into adult fantasy( no nudity...sorry). It definately combines childish fantasy with more adult themes and situations superbly. The dark humanity almost makes this tale believable to people above 9 years of age.

Scorp
02-17-2007, 11:54 AM
Against my better judgement I took some planeteer advice and rented "Little Miss Sunshine". I am going to give everyone that recommended this movie a virtual kick in the balls. There was nothing good about this movie. Plus I just lost 1 and half hours of my life I can never regain. Thanks.

oaklandhater
02-17-2007, 12:56 PM
Against my better judgement I took some planeteer advice and rented "Little Miss Sunshine". I am going to give everyone that recommended this movie a virtual kick in the balls. There was nothing good about this movie. Plus I just lost 1 and half hours of my life I can never regain. Thanks.

We at the planet would like to apologize for your lack of humor.

Nightwish
02-17-2007, 01:17 PM
Personally, I didn't find "Little Miss Sunshine" all that impressive either. It didn't suck, but it wasn't worth all the hype.

Buck
02-17-2007, 01:19 PM
I loved The Illusionist. Can't wait for The Prestige to come out. For people who have seen both, which one is better?

oaklandhater
02-17-2007, 01:31 PM
I loved The Illusionist. Can't wait for The Prestige to come out. For people who have seen both, which one is better?

For me It has to be the Prestige its a bit longer then Illusionist,But goes deeper in to character development.

Bowser
02-17-2007, 01:59 PM
I just got around to seeing "Children of Men". I enjoyed it. More comedic elements than I expected.

Next up - The Good Shepard, then the Breach. Get my poitico movie fix taken care of.

ChiefFripp
02-17-2007, 02:37 PM
By the time I finally got around to seeing Letters From Iwo Jima, it's out of theaters!

Buck
02-17-2007, 02:43 PM
I just got around to seeing "Children of Men". I enjoyed it. More comedic elements than I expected.

Next up - The Good Shepard, then the Breach. Get my poitico movie fix taken care of.

I thought it was pretty good, but the end was confusing. Great action though.

meStevo
02-17-2007, 04:16 PM
For me It has to be the Prestige its a bit longer then Illusionist,But goes deeper in to character development.

I agree that The Prestige was better.

Fairplay
02-17-2007, 06:52 PM
Ok, heres a good/funny/cool horror flick to check out on DVD. This movie has flown under the radar bigtime.

The movie is called Feast.

Im kind of picky about these types of movies, as many are done cheap and cheesy and same old same old.

This one was well made, has good acting in it, great lines, funny and
well written and keeps you interested from the start to finish.
Best horror movie i've seen for quite a while.

Nightwish
02-17-2007, 10:07 PM
Ok, heres a good/funny/cool horror flick to check out on DVD. This movie has flown under the radar bigtime.

The movie is called Feast.

Im kind of picky about these types of movies, as many are done cheap and cheesy and same old same old.

This one was well made, has good acting in it, great lines, funny and
well written and keeps you interested from the start to finish.
Best horror movie i've seen for quite a while.I enjoyed "Feast" quite a bit. It's one of those movies you don't have to think about, just pop the lid on a pizza, open a beer and enjoy. My only regret is that we didn't get to hear more trademark ranting from Jason Mewes ("Jay" from the Kevin Smith films) before he bought the farm.

On a side note, although this thread is mostly about movies out on DVD, has anybody seen "Ghost Rider" yet? How was it? I've been waiting for it since last summer, as I was a big Ghost Rider fan back in my geeky comic book days (last week?), but I didn't want to fight the crowds on opening weekend.

Bowser
02-17-2007, 10:12 PM
On a side note, although this thread is mostly about movies out on DVD, has anybody seen "Ghost Rider" yet? How was it? I've been waiting for it since last summer, as I was a big Ghost Rider fan back in my geeky comic book days (last week?), but I didn't want to fight the crowds on opening weekend.

According to Rotten Tomatoes, Ghost Rider is sitting at a paltry 23%. Take that for what it's worth.

I think the movie market is saturated with comic book flicks right now, with everybody trying to hit the X-Men/Superman/Batman jackpot. Fantastic Four was a great comic, but a crap flick that looked like was thrown together just to get in on the comic movie surge. Hopefully, Rise of the Silver Surfer is head and shoulders better than the first.

DaneMcCloud
02-19-2007, 08:19 PM
I think I'm gonna throw up:

Rumor has it that Shia LaBeouf is set to play the son of Indiana Jones in the Indy 4. If this is true, I just lost all interest in seeing this movie. :Lin:

Deberg_1990
02-19-2007, 08:32 PM
I think I'm gonna throw up:

Rumor has it that Shia LaBeouf is set to play the son of Indiana Jones in the Indy 4. If this is true, I just lost all interest in seeing this movie. :Lin:


I read that too......Actually, hes not too bad of a young actor. He doesnt seem to be the annoying or cocky type.


Im not sure id like the idea of a young "Indy Sidekick" though....they already went that route with Short Round.

Miles
02-19-2007, 08:34 PM
I think I'm gonna throw up:

Rumor has it that Shia LaBeouf is set to play the son of Indiana Jones in the Indy 4. If this is true, I just lost all interest in seeing this movie. :Lin:

I was really hoping they wouldn't go with the father son angle but the casting choice isn't bad.

Miles
02-19-2007, 08:37 PM
Finally saw Pan's Labyrinth and felt that it lived up to the hype. Less of a fantasy element that I was expecting from the previews.

DaneMcCloud
02-19-2007, 09:10 PM
I was really hoping they wouldn't go with the father son angle but the casting choice isn't bad.

I don't have a problem with the casting so much as a storyline with Indy's son. It just seems so predictable. Oh well.

Deberg_1990
02-19-2007, 10:39 PM
Has anyone seen "Idiocracy" yet? The latest from Mike Judge. Ive actually read some good things about it on-line....im gonna have to check that one out.

Nightwish
02-19-2007, 11:05 PM
Has anyone seen "Idiocracy" yet? The latest from Mike Judge. Ive actually read some good things about it on-line....im gonna have to check that one out.
It had its moments, but all in all, it was disappointing. They went so overboard to make a "stupid" movie, that they ultimately accomplished making a stupid movie. It makes "The Stupids" look cerebral. On a better note, the slam on Gatorade is worth the rental price.

Miles
02-20-2007, 01:31 AM
Has anyone seen "Idiocracy" yet? The latest from Mike Judge. Ive actually read some good things about it on-line....im gonna have to check that one out.

I thought it was decent but nothing special. I was expecting more out of a Mike Judge movie but its definitely worth a rental.

chagrin
02-20-2007, 06:47 AM
I saw the Illusionist two weeks ago, it was okay. I saw the Departed on my flight back from Russia, it was very very good; and I saw Flags of our Fathers 3 days ago, it was also very good. I am looking forward to it's companion movie Letters from Iwo Jima, looks very cool.

KcMizzou
02-20-2007, 08:45 AM
I enjoyed "Feast" quite a bit. It's one of those movies you don't have to think about, just pop the lid on a pizza, open a beer and enjoy. My only regret is that we didn't get to hear more trademark ranting from Jason Mewes ("Jay" from the Kevin Smith films) before he bought the farm.
Jason Mewes : Actor
Life Expectancy: Already exceeded

I was pretty disappointed with Idiocracy.

StcChief
02-20-2007, 09:21 AM
'Departed' on DVD was very good.

Guru
03-07-2007, 01:18 AM
Just seen Crank.

I felt like my heart was pounding through a lot of the movie. (anyone else react to this movie the same way i did?)

Im sure it was just a mind thing.

Decent movie, better then i thought it would be anyway.
Man, I finished that movie earlier tonight. I found it funny and really bad. What really cracked me up was the "family friendly" audio track. Umm, family friendly audio? What about family friendly video for crying out loud.

KcMizzou
03-07-2007, 01:45 AM
'Departed' on DVD was very good.Departed kicked ass.

Frazod
04-15-2007, 12:53 PM
Watched The Good Shepard last night. A better title would have been The Spy Who Bored Me. Ponderous, overlong (was 2 1/2 hours long, felt like it was 4 hours long), about boring and unlikeable characters portrayed in generally wooden performances. It was somewhat interesting to see some of the inner workings of the Yale Skull & Bones crowd (and yes, they're just as arrogant and morally bankrupt as you'd imagine them to be), but that wasn't interesting enough to save this clunky piece of shit. The guy at the video store warned me about this movie - I will listen to him in the future.

:ZZZ:

Frazod
04-16-2007, 12:08 AM
Blood Diamond, however, is excellent. :thumb:

ChiefFripp
04-16-2007, 01:02 AM
Watched The Good Shepard last night. A better title would have been The Spy Who Bored Me. Ponderous, overlong (was 2 1/2 hours long, felt like it was 4 hours long), about boring and unlikeable characters portrayed in generally wooden performances. It was somewhat interesting to see some of the inner workings of the Yale Skull & Bones crowd (and yes, they're just as arrogant and morally bankrupt as you'd imagine them to be), but that wasn't interesting enough to save this clunky piece of shit. The guy at the video store warned me about this movie - I will listen to him in the future.

:ZZZ:
Great, I just bought a copy. I'll make sure I'm in a somewhat sedaterd state before I watch it.

FAX
04-16-2007, 01:42 AM
I agree with Mr. frazod on The Good Shepard, although there were a couple of good lines in the movie.

I thought "The Illusionist" was excellent entertainment, as was "The Departed". Taken a pass on "Idiocracy", so far.

I'm concerned about where the next generation of good sci-fi/fantasy movies will come from, though. We're running low on Marvel super heroes and Tolkien books.

FAX

BigMeatballDave
04-16-2007, 02:07 AM
Watched The Good Shepard last night. A better title would have been The Spy Who Bored Me. Ponderous, overlong (was 2 1/2 hours long, felt like it was 4 hours long), about boring and unlikeable characters portrayed in generally wooden performances. It was somewhat interesting to see some of the inner workings of the Yale Skull & Bones crowd (and yes, they're just as arrogant and morally bankrupt as you'd imagine them to be), but that wasn't interesting enough to save this clunky piece of shit. The guy at the video store warned me about this movie - I will listen to him in the future.

:ZZZ:That flick makes 'watching paint dry' an exciting event.

Frazod
04-16-2007, 09:03 AM
Great, I just bought a copy. I'll make sure I'm in a somewhat sedaterd state before I watch it.

I wouldn't - in that state, it would at least knock you out for several hours, if not make you lapse into a coma.

Jenson71
04-16-2007, 09:18 AM
I liked The Good Shepherd. I'll be buying my own copy soon. Although, I'll admit, it's not as exciting as you'd think a CIA movie could be.

Frazod
04-16-2007, 09:26 AM
I liked The Good Shepherd. I'll be buying my own copy soon. Although, I'll admit, it's not as exciting as you'd think a CIA movie could be.

Let me guess - you hated Blood Diamond, right?

Jenson71
04-16-2007, 09:34 AM
Let me guess - you hated Blood Diamond, right?

I haven't seen it. I was going to pass because of DiCaprio. I can only see him in Scorsese's films.

NewChief
04-16-2007, 01:28 PM
Watched Pursuit of Happyness over the weekend. It's very emotional and really hit me harder now that I'm a parent than it would have prior to my kid. I probably would have had some cynical leftist take on how it present the illusion of rags to riches for everyone as a false salve on the conscience of bourgeois America. Instead, I cried like a baby. The wonders of having a kid.

Anyway, it was pretty painful in places to watch this movie. The end payoff is good, but they could have made it a little better. You spend like 2 hours watching this guy get shit on by life then get like 2 minutes of things going okay for him at the end. I would have liked to have reveled in the glory of success a bit longer after the brutality of the first 2 hours.

Fire Me Boy!
04-16-2007, 02:19 PM
Watched The Good Shepard last night. A better title would have been The Spy Who Bored Me. Ponderous, overlong (was 2 1/2 hours long, felt like it was 4 hours long), about boring and unlikeable characters portrayed in generally wooden performances. It was somewhat interesting to see some of the inner workings of the Yale Skull & Bones crowd (and yes, they're just as arrogant and morally bankrupt as you'd imagine them to be), but that wasn't interesting enough to save this clunky piece of shit. The guy at the video store warned me about this movie - I will listen to him in the future.

:ZZZ:
Damn... I saw it in the theater and LOVED it. Bought it as soon as it came out.

To each his own I suppose.

JBucc
04-16-2007, 04:43 PM
I want to see Next. That movie look so awesome and original I am so pumped to see it.

Deberg_1990
04-16-2007, 05:53 PM
I want to see Next. That movie look so awesome and original I am so pumped to see it.


Ummmm......yea.....whatever...

KcMizzou
04-16-2007, 06:24 PM
I thought 1408 looked cool.

http://playlist.yahoo.com/makeplaylist.dll?id=1549571&sdm=web&qtw=480&qth=300

Raiderhader
04-16-2007, 07:24 PM
Blood Diamond, however, is excellent. :thumb:



Save for shootouts, that movie bored me almost as much as The Good Shepard.

Finally got around to seeing Lucky # Slevin the other night. I was disappointed with it. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't as good as I was expecting.

The Pick of Destiny had its moments but was rather blah for the most part.

Van Wilder Part 2: The Rise of Taj had a bunch of great lines, but an ending that still hurts my brain from the sheer stupidity of it.

That about does it for all of the newer flicks I've seen lately.

Frazod
05-17-2007, 12:40 AM
A couple of new movies I just rented:

Smokin' Aces. Lame. Stupid. Silly. Tries to be a dark comedy, then tries to take itself seriously. Chunks of a dozen better movies tossed in a blender, and we're left with the bad bits. I want my $4 back. :grr:

Pan's Labyrinth. Simply amazing. Perhaps the most original idea movie I've seen in years - sort of an Alice In Wonderland meets Schindler's List (who the f#ck could think of something like that?). I'll be buying this one.