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Posted by DaRoZa on Jan-19-2010 19:16:

do NOT see the book of eli. the first half was ok... they set up a great post-apocalyptic universe - it felt more like nostalgia to the fallout games than anything though. but it got old fast after the second "let me effortlessly kill every mother****** in the vicinity" scene.

the ending "twists" are laughable (spoilers coming, but knowing them them will not ruin it in any way, trust me. they will just soften the blow when you see it)... they reveal he's blind in some huge "gotcha" moment - this is long AFTER we already know he's an invincible prophet who's on a mission jesus verbally gave him, and we see him hunting, fighting, sniping, conversing with normal mannerisms, and doing other things blind people could never fucking do. only underlines how ridiculous it all is, made me actually give shayamalan's stupid twists some credit.


Posted by Schadenfreude on Jan-19-2010 19:17:

according to the 12 million it brought in at the box office, 97 people like it.

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO



i get it, i'm not allowed to think a movie is bad because rotten tomatoes tells me to like it.

status quo baby, gotta love them evil dooers.


Posted by The17sss on Jan-19-2010 19:19:

quote:
Originally posted by Schadenfreude
according to the 12 million it brought in at the box office, 97 people like it.

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


LOL! Do you know why it brought in only $12 million? It was in limited release the entire time like The Road is now; it wasn't even playing in several states.

Edit: Rotten Tomatos is just one site, but they compile reviews from all national movie reviewers. Check around if you want... you're clearly in the vast minority. You can not like it if you want, that's fine... just make sure you understand what you're not liking, that's all. Some people think it's cool to be "different" than the majority.


Posted by Schadenfreude on Jan-19-2010 19:31:

if it was such a limited release why did it play in all of the chain theaters here?


Posted by WittyHandle on Jan-19-2010 19:39:

I didn't care for it either, but I'm generally not into military movies, so I'm biased.


Posted by euphoria on Jan-19-2010 19:40:

quote:
Originally posted by LeopoldStotch


Everytime I see the rock I laugh. It's a reflex


Posted by The17sss on Jan-19-2010 19:41:

quote:
Originally posted by Schadenfreude
if it was such a limited release why did it play in all of the chain theaters here?


I don't know about Canada, but distribution here was scant for most of its release time because the previous Iraq War movies all tanked bigtime, which made theater owners nervous. Doesn't matter though... it's one of the most critically acclaimed movies in a while.

Then you have this:

quote:
It held the highest per-screen-average of any movie playing theatrically in the United States for the first two weeks of its release, gradually moving into the top 20 chart with much wider-released, bigger budget studio films.


and this:

quote:
According to an article in the Springfield, Illinois State Journal-Register, there is a shortage of film prints of The Hurt Locker. Distributors are telling theater owners that they will have to wait weeks or months past the initial U.S. release date, to get the few available prints that are already in distribution. “Sometimes the distributors goof up,” said a film buyer for one theater, “they misjudge how wide they should go."


Posted by Schadenfreude on Jan-19-2010 19:44:

quote:
Originally posted by WittyHandle
I didn't care for it either, but I'm generally not into military movies, so I'm biased.


I tend to love military movies, so it is why i was really disappointed by it. It was just so cookie cutter and bordering on propaganda.


Posted by The17sss on Jan-19-2010 20:05:

quote:
Originally posted by Schadenfreude
I tend to love military movies, so it is why i was really disappointed by it. It was just so cookie cutter and bordering on propaganda.


This is what's strange to hear... to me, movies like Rendition and In The Vally of Elah were propoganda films, which is why they tanked; they were so anti-war way too soon. The Hurt Locker didn't feel that way at all; it was rather minimal on the cliches, kept the politics mostly out, and didn't project a pro or anti war theme too much in either direction. It's getting such good recognition because it's not cookie cutter IMO, but instead focuses on the mind of the soldier and what it is inside him that makes him willing to put his life at risk in that manner each day.


Posted by Schadenfreude on Jan-19-2010 20:07:

we do not agree and share totally opposite political views and that is ok.


Posted by Dj Nacht on Jan-19-2010 20:17:

quote:
Originally posted by Schadenfreude
yeah one of my favourite comedy's of all time for sure.



Posted by woscar on Jan-24-2010 06:52:

I just endured a piece of shit movie called Case 39. It is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. The director, Christian Alvart is so fucking awful that he makes Rob Zombie look like Martin Scorsese.

He managed to make a horror movie that should already be abysmal based on the script and Renee Zellweger alone, even worse by directing it like a Fallout Boy video.

I want my 90 minutes back.


Posted by The17sss on Jan-25-2010 04:28:

lol... this one's called "Hot Tub Time Machine"



Posted by bas on Jan-25-2010 04:33:

I really want to see that


Posted by WittyHandle on Jan-25-2010 05:38:

So psyched for Hot Tub...

Somehow had it in my head Wolfman was a summer release, but I only have to wait a couple more weeks for it. Looks excellent.

Just finished An Education. Really enjoyed it.


Posted by infiniteJEST on Jan-26-2010 04:48:

I'm a bit late on this one but I think Pixar's WALL·E is spectacular.


Posted by yukii on Jan-26-2010 04:58:

quote:
Originally posted by Schadenfreude
there was not much of a point to the movie other than the same tension sequences over and over.


agreed. i got tired of the guy feeling 'badass' disarming bombs and it was the same tension over and over. i didnt even finish it.

Legion - big diappointment.

Youth in Revolt - i love micahel cera, movie wasnt phenomenal but it was funny.

Gamer - disappointment.

Sherlock Holmes - could have been a million times better, i felt like they had all the right ingredients but didn't make it work.

Precious - i admit it, i cried- straight up 100% life drama shit

i effing LOVED Avatar and UP.


Posted by bas on Jan-26-2010 05:56:

LEGION WAS AWFUL! Fuck

I am so fucking upset that I wasted my movie gift card on that movie, goddammit


Posted by yukii on Jan-26-2010 05:57:

quote:
Originally posted by bas
LEGION WAS AWFUL! Fuck

I am so fucking upset that I wasted my movie gift card on that movie, goddammit


i feel your pain.


Posted by Meat187 on Jan-26-2010 09:02:

quote:
Originally posted by bas
LEGION WAS AWFUL! Fuck

I am so fucking upset that I wasted my movie gift card on that movie, goddammit


I just read what it is about and lol'd. What the hell were you expecting from that pile of crap?!


Posted by LAdazeNYnights on Jan-26-2010 12:12:

ah and i was thinking about seeing it this week sometime...


Posted by smekzg on Jan-29-2010 22:13:

I need some low-iq friendly funny shit.

Like Sex drive, Eurotrip and Zombieland, but not as washed up as teh american pie.

Anyone


Posted by wotyzoid on Jan-29-2010 22:19:

Away We Go is pretty sweet.


Posted by woscar on Jan-29-2010 22:29:

quote:
Originally posted by smekzg
I need some low-iq friendly funny shit.

Like Sex drive, Eurotrip and Zombieland, but not as washed up as teh american pie.

Anyone


The Hangover?


Posted by leph555 on Jan-29-2010 22:31:

how can one compare Zombieland and the Hangover with Sex drive


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