Recently viewed films and brief comments

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  1. antiyou

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    Everything Is Illuminated
    Starts off slow but picks up, the acting is good there is a decent comic relief factor, but this is really a dramatic flick.

    Naked
    Starts off great lots of foul language and gratuitous violence several Rape scenes were the only upside for me. The plot is nil and the characters are so loosely strung together that you may begin to wonder which one is the main character. While the actual main character is well devolved, his constant rants and acts of bad behavior are aimless. Very over-rated IMO, but it’s good for what it's worth. If I recall it's a British flick released in 93.

    Blue Velvet
    OT suggested this one as a must watch. It too is an older film, starts off slow but finishes well. It's more of a mystery movie with a twist of love story. Very well played for it's age.

    The Covenant
    Utter shite I just watched it because it was new and it was in the store when I went to return my mail ins at block buster. Sci-fi witch thriller garbage, and generally I don't mind sci-fi as a genre.

    Cars
    Meh, it's an alright animated film, I've seen a lot better but I've seen worse. A lot of complaints stated that it was drawn out but hey it's a movie about a world of cars don't expect the Incredibles. This is not an action movie.

    You Me, and Everyone We Know

    This is one of those flicks like happiness. There were several characters and sub-plots but they end up tying together towards the end. Also there was a couple under aged sluts that kind of gave me half chub so that was a plus. This one is kind of artsy so viewer beware.

    That is all...

    Oh wait also I watched most of the movies from that best movies most people haven't seen thread. A lot of them sucked or were highly over-rated.
     
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  2. antiyou

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    I'm going to be watching Visitor Q and Waydowntown
     
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    Jesus Camp
    not as alarming as people made it out to be. enjoyable, but won't make much of a lasting impression on me as some other documentaries have managed to do.

    I'll do some other documentaries later. drunk
     
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    Visitor Q
    The only thing I really enjoyed about this movie was the shock factor. I see what the director and writers were trying to accomplish but I'm afraid part of it was lost in translation.

    Waydowntown
    Decent flick, but kind of ends with no resolve, and some elements were disjoint. This came highly recomended so of course I feel it was slightly under rated. They just tried to do too much with too little.

    Idiocracy
    Low budget comedy at it's best. I laughed several times, this movie has a great premise and is somewhat thought provoking. Good insight on human behavior in general.
     
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  5. iwishyouwerebeer

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    Children of Men
    Briliiantly shot and an awesome thought-provoking film.

    Pan's Labyrinth
    Visually great but boring at times and extremely over-hyped
     
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    Not so brief, but I loved it so much :o

    "The Hidden Fortress" 10/10

    Wonderful film. I've seen ~900 now, and this is probably in the top 10 of ones I cherish most.

    First, the opening shot is one of the most striking and memorable I've ever seen, a loose camera following these two deranged, inept, bickering mercenaries across a barren landscape; I can't understand why it works so well, but it's gorgeous, comical and effortlessly storytelling, all at the same time. As the movie wears on, this stylistic genius inevitably subsides a bit, but overall it still gives off a remarkable feeling of parched toughness that reminds me of "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" (and surely, Kurosawa's 3-shady-bandits-looking-for-the-gold helps insinuate some similarities at first).

    I won't spoil the plot, since it's too much of a gem to give away. Even though it may seem that its premise seems like typical Kurosawa - samurai at war - this one turns out to be very atypical. Instead of focusing on the grandeur of leaders, who with their mere gestures slaughter armies of thousands of anonymous commoners, it focuses instead on the plight of those commoners, their comical and yet deeply affecting struggle to stay alive. I like that, because for me, Kurosawa's sprawling samurai epics tend to be almost inhuman, so detached and cunning that they're almost other-worldly. Yet, we also know he's capable of bloodless character studies too - think "Ikiru", or "Red Beard". It's in "The Hidden Fortress" that he combines the two: we've got the sweeping chaos of samurai warfare, presented through the eyes of two pathetic down-and-outs and their adorable greed. Admittedly, after the first hour, it conflates into a story about the honor and magnificence and battles of the noble class, but that's perhaps inevitable. Maybe it even helps. Without contrasting the delightful, mad humanity of the paupers with the rigidness of the nobility, this movie could have become a slapstick farce.

    Anyway, this is probably the first fun Kurosawa movie I've seen; don't get me wrong, I respect his work tremendously, and I think the 10-15 movies of his that I've seen so far are deep, meaningful, introspective, epochal, and unqualifiedly great. But I've never really had fun, true giddyish fun, at a Kurosawa movie. This one was the first. I always knew Kurosawa had a magnificent soul, but I never knew he had a funny one as well. Now, "The Hidden Fortress" is too skillful and far-reaching and understated to be called a comedy - perhaps it's more accurate to call it (or at least parts of it) wonderfully jovial and life-affirming.

    Bottom line, parts of it were typical Kurosawa - tense samurai battles full of honor and stylish, sweeping glory. But most of it was also jovially humane, and had me laughing hysterically.
     
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    will watch, thanks :bigthumb:

    edit not even very breif I just read 10/10 :squint:
     
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    Employee of The Month
    Pathetic I may have chuckled twice
     
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    The Hills Have Eyes
    One of the worst movies I have ever seen in my entire life. The rape scene couldn't even redeem it. I would group this with the likes of Jeepers creepers...I don't know if there are people who actually liked Jeepers Creepers but if you did you will love this magnificently horrifc piece of shit.
     
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    The Opposite Of Sex
    homophobes beware...It's pretty long has small bits of comedy but managed to keep me entertained. Despite the overall gayness the storyline about a pregnant 16 year old white trash Christina Ricci is watchable.

    Ma femme est une actrice
    My Wife Is an Actress
    Pretty wholesome movie for the average adult couple. Theres a bit of nudity and a decent amount of the flick centers around sex with a hint of antisemitism in France.
     
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    The Queen - Helen Mirren was nearly as fabulous as she was in Elizabeth 1 (HBO 2 part series, absolutely riveting) Takes place during the time that Princess Di passed away and covers the opposing views that the very newly elected Prime Minister (Michael Sheen as Tony Blair) has vs the house of royals. Amusing, interesting subject even if you aren't into royal stuff (i'm not) - VERY strong performances. The cinemetrography, cutting the story with real footage from the time was great. Charles comes across as a twit, but a twit with a heart.

    My husband was not that interested in seeing it, after said it was one of the best movies he'd seen in a very long time.
     
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    The hills have eyes was amazing.


    But I was drunk at the theater.


    And fatboy slim fucking sucks.
     
  13. antiyou

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    Aren’t you the person who also said that the dukes of hazards and Beer Fest were both good, but you were drunk when you saw Beer Fest? I suggest you see the hills have eyes sober and make the same statement with a straight face. Unless you actually are one of the people that thought Jeepers Creepers was good too. In which case you should refrain from commenting on any movie ever again for the remainder of your life.

    As per your other statement...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatboy_Slim

    Last I heard sucking didn't get you 21 hit singles, 4 top selling albums, or a platinum plaque so maybe you got Norman Cook mixed up with another Fatboy that fucking sucks, namely yourself you cock sucking, cum swallowing, taint licking, salad tossing, faggot.

    PS



    Thanks for trolling come again
     
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    Gridiron Gang
    By no means a great movie, but surprisingly better than I imagined. It has a 6.5 on IMDB and I think that's about accurate, but I personally would like to give it a 7 however it's hard to do that. The issue about this movie is that if you can relate to it any anyway whatsoever then you will think it's better than those who can't. By relate I mean the majority of people that watch football movies have never stepped on the field. Also the majority of the cast are troubled minority youths. It's hard for a middle class white man who has never been competitively involved in athletics to relate to anything that goes on in the film ergo mixed reviews and in between ratings.
     
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    The Matador
    This film was better than I expected. I had pretty low expectations of it although I am a Pierce Brosnan fan so I was a little surprised. It's a decent bit of dark humor and the story unravels quickly. The plot isn't really that deep so I guess they keep the story line moving at a quick pace to keep the viewers attention.
     
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    Blue Velvet = :bowdown:
     
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    Blade Runner
    This was a pretty bad flick but someone from OT suggested it. It's way overrated imo. I fell asleep watching this shit twice :madfawk: It's kind of a sci fi thriller released in 82, but what a horrible depiction of the future.

    It's #97 in IMDB's top 250
    http://imdb.com/title/tt0083658/
    :ugh:
    4/10 from me
     
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    ouch dude, I love Blade Runner. It gets a 8/10 for me (well that is on the hdtv capture copy I have)
     
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    I don't understand the hype? Maybe I got a bad copy it was all dark and dreary looking. I have a pretty huge lcd tv and umm it didn't look so hot. I can't imagine HD-DVD would make it any better. The story wasn't entertaining and the acting wasn't impressive. I'm so confused about how this got ranked 97.
     
  20. Tan + Blue

    Tan + Blue back up in your ass with the resurrection

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    :rofl:

    i saw about 20 minutes of this before i played super mario 3. seemed bad, and if anyone would group it with jeepers creepers, i'm gonna have to stay away
     
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    Babel
    I don't want to give this too much hype because OT faggots flame anything that gets too much attention, but I thought this was a pretty fantastic film. I can certainly see how someone would disagree, and I've heard people whine about the premise of this movie while folks from the midwest and bible thumpers refer to it as graphic and vulgar, but I loved it. Even if you don't like it, I doubt you would have the urge to get up and leave.

    8/10
     
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    Cypher: I hate "beeping computers", and flashy lights in movies, but the constant twists and the story made it enjoyable.

    The Insider: I went into this movie head first not knowing anything. Just the way I like it. Definitely in my top 10.

    Dark Days: It's a documentary about homeless folks and how some still have some drive in them.

    K-pax: Started off good...

    This film is not yet rated: Uncovers the MPAA's rating tactics, and briefly talks about piracy. Pretty good.

    District B13: Over the top action with alot of good fight scenes. Turn off your brain and just enjoy the action. I'm certain at least one person died doing some of the scenes.
     
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    :wiggle: Last night I watched the Night at the Museum and I was amazed..the film belongs to horror but there's something funny there...but I enjoy watching it with my friends and our next plan is to watch this Nick Love film the "Outlaw":wavey:
     
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    intersting premise and I'm somewhat of a mathematician so the number theory was interesting to me. I'm not big on conspiracy theory shit so I didn't really care much for parts of the plot. I'ts a decent flick but I can't say what percentage of people would enjoy it.

    Bridge to Terabithia
    I hadn't read the book, but I saw this with some children. I didn't think it was all that great, but I could tell that it was a poor book to film translation. It was supposed to be creative and artistic and I don't feel as though it was shot that way, I don't know. Good story bad film I guess.

    Ghost Rider
    Eva mendes is a terrible actress, that being said the premis for this was good, Cage even played the part well, I blame the fact that it was a bad film on the script.

    Music and Lyrics
    I don't like Drew Barrymore or Hugh Grant, the combination of the two was disaterous. The film was mediocre and the two main characters only made it worse. Not to mention the mockery they made of the 80's :mad:
    4/10
     
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    ultraviolet
    this is as bad as everyone says it is, try to avoid this one folks

    casino royale
    not as action packed as i had hoped, overall a good watch though.

    ocean's twelve
    I don't understand why I heard so many bad things about this one. It does a good job of following the previous movie, and in the same style. I enjoyed it for the most part.
     

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