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Old 04 December 2013, 11:19   #1261
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I actually liked Pacific Rim! I don't normally like these kind of dumb crap filums but this was really good. Yes it's corny. Yes it's dumb. But i like it.

So you are criticising this movie for not having enough action? Maybe you are right but maybe this was a good decision. More action would probably make it like Transformers which was a complete mess of a movie. Being honest i didn't really know what was going on most of the time - too much cgi crap getting in the way. Errr... transformers was bad. So bad i'd rather suck the dead dog shit coming out of a unicorns arse than watch that movie again!

PS the musique was awesome!

PPS i'm drunk (hope this post makes sense in the morning).
 
Old 04 December 2013, 11:58   #1262
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Replace "action" with "stuff going on". The movie just falls flat for large sections of time where you're just watching awkward and unnatural interactions between the characters.

Which Transformers movie are you talking about? If it is the first I can't understand it since I have the seem beef with that movie; but at least Transformers is filled with the kind of corny humor that I can chuckle at in the moments of absolute nothingness (but the Transformers G1 geek inside me cringes at the same time). The second one is a CGI mess, I agree. The third one strikes a good balance, but by that point in time the trick behind the movie was already very old.
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Old 16 December 2013, 14:00   #1263
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Man of Steel

I've never really liked Superman movies; the guy is just too indestructible to really get any entertainment value out of it. Oh no the world is going to end, lets send the alien guy which can deflect bullets without pain to fix it all. Yawn. At least non-alien superheroes like Batman and Spiderman have their human limits which can be used to make the plot a little more... acceptable.

Still I had hopes for Man of Steel since it promised to be similar to Batman in style and presentation, which I love. Well maybe a little, but I still can't enjoy it because now it is a very cocky Superman in a War of the Worlds / reverse Avatar / Star Trek type of setting... it just feels rehashed and I can't enjoy it for that reason. I did like the flashback scenes though, the build up of the history of Superman was very nicely done.

6.5/10
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I've never really liked Superman movies; the guy is just too indestructible to really get any entertainment value out of it. Oh no the world is going to end, lets send the alien guy which can deflect bullets without pain to fix it all. Yawn. At least non-alien superheroes like Batman and Spiderman have their human limits which can be used to make the plot a little more... acceptable.
Haha, this. As a kid I was only into Superman in that cartoon when he was a kid and learned to use his powers, never liked his movies either.
That's why, out of all the superhero characters I freaking love Batman, he has a dark side of his life, he's somewhat of a normal guy that relies on his gadgets. Ah yeeeees, all those cool gadgets that were magnificently used in the latest games. Those awesome Batman Arkham games. Did I mention I love these games?
There's also this "world's greatest detective" part of him somewhere, but it's so underdeveloped only a kid in me would fall for the "by figuring Riddler's riddle i am able to pin-point exactly where something is" plot device.
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Old 21 December 2013, 15:34   #1265
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Old 27 December 2013, 15:31   #1266
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Watched Alysium. I enjoyed it quite a bit but that is probably more because this movie is like a slightly more serious version of Johnny Mnemonic; god I love that movie because it is just so bad. This one is not so bad. 6.5/10

And Byzantium. A "vampire" movie (I don't think I've heard the actual name used in the movie) from the hand of the guy that directed Interview with the Vampire apparently. You can kind of see it because the style and topics are very much alike, but then without the Hollywood garnish. I very much enjoyed seeing this movie; its quirky, odd and tells its story -really- slowly and effectively. Just the kind of movie to just sink into much like you would a good book, there aren't enough of those. 7.5/10
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Old 08 January 2014, 18:08   #1268
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Weird, I could have sworn reading that Lynch had given up on movies/TV and was focusing on his music for now. The truly atrocious music video he directed for Nine Inch Nails last year was supposed to be a sort of goodbye.

Meh, not my kind of director anyway. The only thing I really liked is Wild At Heart because that movie is the most "normal" of the bunch and has a very decent story you can actually follow and understand.
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Old 10 January 2014, 15:21   #1269
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Just got back from Frozen.

It's a simple reinterpretation of a "love conquers all" fairy tale, but it's done exceptionally well; the animation is breathtaking, with its sweeping icy panoramas and olde worlde artwork that contain a decidedly Scandinavian flavour; the dialogue is tight, cheeky, funny and very well written, and the musical score is top notch as well.

Again, it's nothing you haven't seen before (from Disney, no less). Nevertheless, I didn't expect to like this film as much as I did. It's nice watching a happy and uplifting movie for a change. 7.5/10.
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Watched Alysium. I enjoyed it quite a bit but that is probably more because this movie is like a slightly more serious version of Johnny Mnemonic; god I love that movie because it is just so bad. This one is not so bad. 6.5/10
I loved Elysium - it was my favourite film of 2013. I thought it was just as good as District 9, with the endings to both films leaving me feeling sad, yet beaming all the same.
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Old 10 January 2014, 19:15   #1271
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I didn't like District 9 myself, too gloomy and terrible (possibly because it is portrayed in a manner that is only too likely to be the truth if aliens ever did land).

If you like movies that tell a sad tale then I can highly recommend to see the Road - that movie actually ALMOST had me in tears.
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Old 11 January 2014, 12:25   #1272
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"Her"

Impecable acting. In some parts a slow paced movie with a plot you can easily guess where it is going.
Extremely good in that it leaves you a lot of food for thought after you ´ve watched it, as it has a lot of topics and subtopics which are touched by the director´s view and are left open for the viewer´s discussion and debate.

8.5/10

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Old 12 January 2014, 11:54   #1273
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I saw an interview with Scarlett Johansson on the Today Show about that movie... jebus what a mindnumbingly boring woman she turns out to be! Still the movie looks really interesting.

I saw Machete Kills myself. The first one was already quite crazy, this one takes crazy to a new level. I don't think I've ever seen as many outlandishly designed characters in one single movie, I was laughing the whole way through. Also quite a few references to previous works of Robert Rodriguez to be found, seen and heard; its good fun for the fans.

And of course there is going to be a third movie that follows up directly to the second one. Machete Kills Again... in SPACE (that's not a spoiler by the way, the movie screams it from the first second of footage). Seriously: how painful can you make it?

7/10 (because even though I had a blast, I still feel this is not taken far enough)
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I just finished watching "The World's End"...

I didn't read any reviews or even watched the trailer to not spoil anything and it certainly worked It's... something and it has a twist (for me perfectly positioned too). It's not the greatest movie and it feels random at some points, but I still like the general idea. Novacoder was right about the editing and some story elements feel a bit odd. It's a weird movie and you better not think about it too much, but I'll just quote one line from it that sums it up for me:
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lol I want to see it based on that one quote alone.
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Old 21 January 2014, 15:21   #1276
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Don Jon

Okay lets say it up front - this movie is quite obnoxious. But to be more precise: it starts obnoxious but that is because the character is exactly that and the movie is really created around the idea that you live inside his head. You need to not like him - that's the plan. But as the movie progresses, the character evolves you see the roles shift between characters and you start to like who you hate and you start to hate who you like. Its one of those movies, yes.

But even in its predictable nature this movie is still WEIRD. It doesn't tell a story but rather follows an average guy which for a good number of us is quite identifiable, in an important moment of his life where he becomes a better him. And the kicker is - the character is addicted to porn which instantly disqualifies this otherwise very entertaining movie for a large group of people simply because the material is a bit edgy; it never becomes distasteful, but you see some skin and some movements and most of the movie deals with subject material that people normally keep behind closed doors and windows. Now you might not want to admit it, but the things said about porn in this movie ring so true. The fact that it is said out loud for a change really made me smile.

7.5/10.

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Old 23 January 2014, 11:24   #1277
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The World's End. I saw this and didn't like it. It just wasn't funny. I was a huge HUGE fan of Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead and was expecting this final part of their trilogy to be simply amazing. It wasn't. Paul was also excellent.
 
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Cosmopolis

Normally I'm not a fan of Cronenberg's work. And this is no exception. Even though I saw ever second, I have no idea what this movie was about and I want to keep it that way.

?/10 - no clue at all!
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Old 27 January 2014, 13:12   #1279
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I'm watching The Road.

Damn that kid is annoying! "no don't hurt him!". I really wanna shoot that kid

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The World's End. I saw this and didn't like it. It just wasn't funny. I was a huge HUGE fan of Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead and was expecting this final part of their trilogy to be simply amazing. It wasn't. Paul was also excellent.
I didn't think it was that bad, I still really enjoyed it.

It wasn't as good as the others (which are of course excellent) but it did have some good stuff in it. I think the biggest problem is that there's too much 'fluff' in it, if they'd just snipped 15 mins of filler out of the film it would have been so much better
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