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Posted by chris1011 on Jan-16-2012 23:15:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey should be pretty interesting too. So at least December of 2012 won't be a wash


Posted by LeopoldStotch on Jan-16-2012 23:34:

quote:
Originally posted by zGoogleman
Is 2012 going to be a bad year for Hollywood movies?


as long as this goes as planned for a late 2012 release The Master , it is instantly a good movie year.

also add Tarantino's next film Django Unchained.


Posted by Silky Johnson on Jan-17-2012 23:15:

Oh man I totally forgot Could Atlas was being made into a movie. Looking forward to that.

Also, it seems Netflix had made a booboo. I was hoping to watch the 1996 Franco Zefirelli version of Jane Eyre, but the 2011 version is playing instead. All the info is for the 96 version.


Posted by Dj Nacht on Jan-18-2012 00:37:

These amazing shadows was a very intriguing documentary about the american film registry. It might not sound very exciting but I was hooked the whole way through! If anyone here considers themselves a film buff, watch that movie. NOW!

Gonna watch Hot Coffee tonight.


ps: Immortals was terrible don't watch it.


Posted by WittyHandle on Jan-18-2012 19:55:

Piranha 3D was by far my favorite 3D movie ever and I just found out they're making a sequel!! Sooooo psyched!!


Posted by WittyHandle on Jan-18-2012 19:59:

Kev put this up of FB and it looks excellent. Can't wait.


Posted by Redd on Jan-18-2012 20:24:

quote:
Originally posted by WittyHandle
Kev put this up of FB and it looks excellent. Can't wait.


dvdscreener of that has been out for quite a while.. if you really can't wait. dvd audio and video, a few "for your consideration"-banners but nothing too intrusive.


Posted by WittyHandle on Jan-18-2012 20:36:

Wow thanks man


Posted by EgosXII on Jan-19-2012 00:55:

^yeah-- good film too I like good ol' woody.


Posted by LAdazeNYnights on Jan-19-2012 01:39:

honestly - i hated rampart. yes, the acting was good - woody harrelson was good, but he had to be as the movie was little more than a character study. unfortunately the movie never really went anywhere, never picked up a whole lot of momentum, and eventually seemed to drag on to a worthless conclusion.


Posted by EgosXII on Jan-19-2012 01:57:

quote:
Originally posted by LAdazeNYnights
unfortunately the movie never really went anywhere, never picked up a whole lot of momentum, and eventually seemed to drag on to a worthless conclusion.


It definitely wasn't the best movie ever, but I actually liked that about rampart, and thought it suited the film overall. It was definitely a character film, and I thought it was fairly appropriate to his character, town and general situation that he went through hell only to essentially end up where he started. A sense of futility seemed to really be central throughout the film, so I guess having a kind of anti-climactic ending is necessary... Of course I may be making an excuse for bad filmmaking, but I didn't think the eventual ending was innapropriate...

Anyway, definitely not best film of the year or anything, but I liked the character and acting enough to recomend it

edit: I do tend to really like character-based films/tv shows too, so if you don't like that then Rampart definitely won't be interesting, that's for sure.


Posted by Chris Crossland on Jan-19-2012 02:32:

quote:
Originally posted by WittyHandle
Piranha 3D was by far my favorite 3D movie ever and I just found out they're making a sequel!! Sooooo psyched!!



Bring me my legs. Bahahahahahahahahaha


Posted by DJRYAN™ on Jan-19-2012 03:18:

Just finished watching Interview with the Assassin. Great mockumentary if you're into that sort of thing. Its about the JFK Assassination and the 2nd gunmen who after all these years seeks out a reporter to tell his story. Its quite convincing and worth the watch.


Posted by Dj Nacht on Jan-19-2012 05:20:

If anyone wants a simple but emotionally satisfying movie, look no further! Keith (2008)

My sister who is big on movies recommended it to me. I told her hell no at first because the story line on IMDB looked garbage. Not only that but the movie lacks a single professional review on rotten tomatoes.

Despite all that, the movie itself is actually really good. Very surprised at the fact that there isn't any reviews on rotten tomatoes.


Posted by chimera66 on Jan-19-2012 07:08:

quote:
Originally posted by Dj Nacht
If anyone wants a simple but emotionally satisfying movie, look no further! Keith (2008)

My sister who is big on movies recommended it to me. I told her hell no at first because the story line on IMDB looked garbage. Not only that but the movie lacks a single professional review on rotten tomatoes.

Despite all that, the movie itself is actually really good. Very surprised at the fact that there isn't any reviews on rotten tomatoes.


I watched that last week, it WAS pretty good. I didn't expect much from a B-rated Justin Bieber as the lead, but I was pleasantly surprised.


Posted by Taipan on Jan-20-2012 08:40:

too big to fail


Posted by EgosXII on Jan-25-2012 11:27:

I actively dislike fighting, but Warrior is pretty epic. Cliched as all hell, but manages to be awesome nonetheless imo


Posted by LAdazeNYnights on Jan-25-2012 12:01:

quote:
Originally posted by EgosXII
I actively dislike fighting, but Warrior is pretty epic. Cliched as all hell, but manages to be awesome nonetheless imo


lol i literally just finished watching this ~20 min ago. i avoided it for so long since i, too, actively dislike fighting and especially fighting movies (although i realllly loved david mamet's redbelt for some reason). warrior was an enjoyable movie - not one that i'd watch again, but it kept me interested.


Posted by EgosXII on Jan-25-2012 13:07:

quote:
Originally posted by LAdazeNYnights
lol i literally just finished watching this ~20 min ago. i avoided it for so long since i, too, actively dislike fighting and especially fighting movies (although i realllly loved david mamet's redbelt for some reason). warrior was an enjoyable movie - not one that i'd watch again, but it kept me interested.


Yeah, nothing about it was interesting to me, but it really worked! Might have been low expectations boosting it up a bit, but either way I really liked it haha


Posted by GoSpeedGo! on Jan-25-2012 13:24:

Warrior is massively overrated (see: people on imdb hailing it as the best movie of last year, or even of all time). It succeeds in increasing testosterone levels and eliciting emotions, and that's fine, but other than that it isn't really interesting in any way.

Actually, I found the film to be quite problematic on an ideological level - the whole premise about a guy who can't pay his mortgage anymore and decides to win money by entering a fighting tournament sounds interesting enough, but then you see that the whole Sparta thing is financed by some hedge fund guy. The same financial system which gives you a loan you can't pay then offers you to let yourself get beat up and then pay it back. And of course, everything's fine at the end so the unsustainable American dream can continue. It sounds almost like a science-fiction story, like Gamer - except here you don't have a comic book villain like Kastle, just some fairly unimportant bankers. Another important difference is, Warrior doesn't realize that this situation (and its "positive" outcome) is not ok.


Posted by EgosXII on Jan-26-2012 04:09:

quote:
Originally posted by GoSpeedGo!
Warrior is massively overrated (see: people on imdb hailing it as the best movie of last year, or even of all time). It succeeds in increasing testosterone levels and eliciting emotions, and that's fine, but other than that it isn't really interesting in any way.

Actually, I found the film to be quite problematic on an ideological level - the whole premise about a guy who can't pay his mortgage anymore and decides to win money by entering a fighting tournament sounds interesting enough, but then you see that the whole Sparta thing is financed by some hedge fund guy. The same financial system which gives you a loan you can't pay then offers you to let yourself get beat up and then pay it back. And of course, everything's fine at the end so the unsustainable American dream can continue. It sounds almost like a science-fiction story, like Gamer - except here you don't have a comic book villain like Kastle, just some fairly unimportant bankers. Another important difference is, Warrior doesn't realize that this situation (and its "positive" outcome) is not ok.


Agree; but doesn't make it any less enjoyable. It is a mindless action film, and I enjoyed it in that context. I can't think of one hollywood action film which has any moral or artistic value, and this sits very well in that vein. I think it did better than other hollywood action films in drawing me in and, as you said, eliciting my emotions.

I don't think its a great film in general, but it definitely did exactly what it was meant to do extremely well; hence my endorsement of the movie. If anyone were to go into it expecting anything good (in a broader scheme) they would have to be pretty thick...

You always rage on about films "intentions": This film, more than any I've seen you defend met and exceeded the intentions. I don't think it was ever aiming to be anything deep or intelligent; it was aiming to draw emotions and 'increase testosterone' levels, and I think it nailed that perfectly

I wouldn't recomend it on a list of best films (even of the year), but would certainly recomend it on a list of mindless hollywood action films pretty highly!


Posted by LAdazeNYnights on Jan-26-2012 04:42:

quote:
Originally posted by GoSpeedGo!
Warrior is massively overrated (see: people on imdb hailing it as the best movie of last year, or even of all time). It succeeds in increasing testosterone levels and eliciting emotions, and that's fine, but other than that it isn't really interesting in any way.

Actually, I found the film to be quite problematic on an ideological level - the whole premise about a guy who can't pay his mortgage anymore and decides to win money by entering a fighting tournament sounds interesting enough, but then you see that the whole Sparta thing is financed by some hedge fund guy. The same financial system which gives you a loan you can't pay then offers you to let yourself get beat up and then pay it back. And of course, everything's fine at the end so the unsustainable American dream can continue. It sounds almost like a science-fiction story, like Gamer - except here you don't have a comic book villain like Kastle, just some fairly unimportant bankers. Another important difference is, Warrior doesn't realize that this situation (and its "positive" outcome) is not ok.


I agree, and there were a few small things I didn't really like - the idea that the one brother, who had deserted the marines (yet was still lauded as a war hero), was going to be taken into custody by the government after the fight so a few marines showed up to guard him in his locker room or something. They showed them for 30 seconds and to make it seem as though they were making sure he didn't flee but then the next time or 2 that you see him in his locker room they are no longer there. In fact, there's no mention of that 35 second subplot ever again. There were quite a few ideas like that (major ideas) that presented themselves and then failed to play out on any substantial level.

I also thought the imdb praise to be kinda odd (I rated it a 6) but I would recommend it to a friend. Especially if that friend were in a fraternity. rofl.


Posted by EgosXII on Jan-26-2012 05:23:

quote:
Originally posted by LAdazeNYnights
I agree, and there were a few small things I didn't really like - the idea that the one brother, who had deserted the marines (yet was still lauded as a war hero), was going to be taken into custody by the government after the fight so a few marines showed up to guard him in his locker room or something. They showed them for 30 seconds and to make it seem as though they were making sure he didn't flee but then the next time or 2 that you see him in his locker room they are no longer there. In fact, there's no mention of that 35 second subplot ever again. There were quite a few ideas like that (major ideas) that presented themselves and then failed to play out on any substantial level.

I also thought the imdb praise to be kinda odd (I rated it a 6) but I would recommend it to a friend. Especially if that friend were in a fraternity. rofl.




the whole plot was terrible; that bit especially hahaha--- How fucking retarded is half the stadium being filled with marines all of a sudden when they find out, less than a day before, that one marine is in the competition...

The acting overall was pretty good though: Nick Nolte was pretty good I thought...


Posted by LAdazeNYnights on Jan-26-2012 05:33:

hahaha
"we've been waiting for this event for 12 weeks now, nonstop tv coverage on espn, etc. Thank god people found out the night before that the one guy is a war hero--we finally managed to fill that entire empty quadrant of the arena because of him !!!"

nolte was good, i agree. as for the two brothers - i think the older one was pretty good in the role. the younger brother played it in such a one-dimensional way.

another funny point - the "oh shit is he addicted to painkillers/steroids/antidepressants???" subplot that existed for all of 10 seconds.


Posted by EgosXII on Jan-26-2012 07:30:

quote:
Originally posted by LAdazeNYnights
hahaha
"we've been waiting for this event for 12 weeks now, nonstop tv coverage on espn, etc. Thank god people found out the night before that the one guy is a war hero--we finally managed to fill that entire empty quadrant of the arena because of him !!!"

nolte was good, i agree. as for the two brothers - i think the older one was pretty good in the role. the younger brother played it in such a one-dimensional way.

another funny point - the "oh shit is he addicted to painkillers/steroids/antidepressants???" subplot that existed for all of 10 seconds.



Hahaha exactly! organisers behind the scenes: "wow, some random guy in the military said this fighter is a war-hero! Lets take back half the stadium's tickets and re-sell them ONLY to marines! Also, the remaining half of the stadium (who must nearly all be women) must wear camo tank-tops, or else!"

god that drugs one was hilarious you're right. The dad just goes "gimme them pills, omg you got so many, I'm taking them", then that's solved


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