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W.West 12-29-2012 12:13 AM

This is 40 - Some really really funny moments in here. Jason Segal and Megan Fox were great together. This is hands down the best performance Leslie Mann has had. She was pretty damn good. Great movie, but I thought the ending could have been a lot stronger.

Space Cop 12-29-2012 03:07 AM

Trying to fit in a bunch of Instant Netflix movies expiring before the new year. Fortunately, several are short.

Sorority House Massacre (1986)
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Not of This Earth (1988)
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Campy fun.

The Good Thief (2002)
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The Caveman (1981)
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Mostly slapstick but pretty decent. The dinosaur stop motion was great. Always fun to see a Beatle in a movie (especially in this case since Ringo met his wife, Barbara Bach, on set).

As I see more of his films, Neil Jordan has really become one of my favorite directors.

Hollywood Boulevard (1976)
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"Oh, it's a delightful scene: you four girls massacre 300 Asiatic soldiers. Now your motivation, very important, is to massacre 300 Asiatic soldiers."

Corman-produced black comedy. Pretty fun.

Parents (1988)
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Weird flick set in the '50s where an antsy kid suspects his parents of cannibalism.

Terror Within (1989)
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Cheap and not-very-good post-apocalyptic Alien rip-off.

The Dam Busters (1955)
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Very-good British WWII movie about the development and deployment of the bouncing bomb.

My Mom's a Werewolf (1989)
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"Look, Edna, a singing werewolf. We don't see many of them nowadays, do we?"

Snake Eyes (1998)
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Forgot I had seen this. It's not great and Cage's character is annoying as all get out, but De Palma pulls off some great technical shots.

ns2 12-31-2012 05:24 AM

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Lord Infamous 12-31-2012 07:39 AM

Back To The Future

Lex Luthor 12-31-2012 01:41 PM

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Space Cop 12-31-2012 05:48 PM

Brain Dead (1990)
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"Residents of glass structures ought not hurl projectiles."

Good stuff. You don't know what's reality for most of the movie. Concepts I thought were original to other movies (like Memento, Lost Highway [also starring Pullman], and Sublime) were here first.

Lord Infamous 01-01-2013 08:35 AM

Wreck it Ralph

W.West 01-01-2013 10:23 AM

Django Unchained - Fun movie. Some scenes were hard to take and there was A LOT of the N word being thrown around, but most if not all usage seemed justified. I don't think any performance deserves Academy recognition but everybody did a great job. Samuel L. Jackson and Leonardo DiCaprio especially. Leo is one of the best actors ever when he's got a great script and this was great performance.

Hyde Park on Hudson - Learned a lot about FDR. Too much. It dragged and often seemed like it didn't know who's story they were supposed to be telling. But for a short(1hr30min) limited release film I can't be too harsh, my expectation level wasn't very high. Poor Bill Murray though, he was completely forgettable performance wise. Guess that's what happens when you're too damn picky with your movies...though Moonrise Kingdom was quite good.

Deadpool 01-01-2013 12:45 PM

The Loved Ones. One of the best horrors I ever did saw.

Space Cop 01-01-2013 01:43 PM

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)
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Jodie Foster plays a 13-year-old who decides to cover up her parents' death in order live alone but has to contend with an uppity and inquisitive land lady and her pedophile son.

Wait Until Dark (1967)
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Fearless 01-01-2013 04:32 PM

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Originally Posted by W.West (Post 757292)
Django Unchained - Fun movie. Some scenes were hard to take and there was A LOT of the N word being thrown around, but most if not all usage seemed justified. I don't think any performance deserves Academy recognition but everybody did a great job. Samuel L. Jackson and Leonardo DiCaprio especially. Leo is one of the best actors ever when he's got a great script and this was great performance.


Good to hear, I'll be seeing this tomorrow...

JohnnyV 01-01-2013 05:26 PM

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Overall, I enjoyed the movie. There were a couple of lingering problems which I think kept the movie from greatness, and from being one of Tarantino's best. First, while I thought Jamie Foxx's performance was great, I thought his growth was rushed and Tarantino did something that I haven't seen in any of his movies and it's he used a montage to show a character evolving. I thought there was a lot of the film which could have been replaced to dive deeper into Django's transformation from down-and-out slave to hardened bounty hunter.

I think a lot of the Big Daddy portion could have been replaced to show this growth. And the scene with the KKK, while funny, felt extremely disjointed. It's like the movie came out of itself and became aware of the ridiculousness. Which is fine in certain circumstances, but it really took me out of the experience.

For these reasons, I thought Waltz's character - Dr. King Schultz was the most interesting. Especially when the movie transitions to Candyland. I thought the most brilliant aspect of the movie was showing this bounty hunter who had been killing people and transporting their body for years, but you watched as he became more unsettled and horrified by the things he saw on the plantation. Leading to the great scene with him and Candy.

A good movie, but by Tarantino standards, I thought it was a bit of a letdown and I thought the tone was uneven in a lot of places. Which isn't something you see in a lot of his work. I'd still recommend it though, if for nothing else than to see what was one of Samuel L. Jackson's best performances since Pulp Fiction.

Agent Purple 01-01-2013 07:26 PM

Ghidorah: The Three Headed Monster (1964)

"Professor, what should we do?
"Clam down."
(Actual typo from subtitles)


Pretty damn good. The Princess/Venusian looked better (I feel) as a tomboy-clothed doomsday prophet. The revelation that Ghidorah single-handedly wiped out all of Venus was pretty surprising.

And thanks to this film, I now have a nickname for Hydreigon, once I catch a Deino and evolve him in Pokemon.

Mister.Weirdo 01-01-2013 07:49 PM

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Watched it on Blu-Ray last night, still a great movie.

Mister.Weirdo 01-01-2013 09:07 PM

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GREAT!

W.West 01-01-2013 09:32 PM

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Originally Posted by JohnnyV (Post 757321)

Overall, I enjoyed the movie. There were a couple of lingering problems which I think kept the movie from greatness, and from being one of Tarantino's best. First, while I thought Jamie Foxx's performance was great, I thought his growth was rushed and Tarantino did something that I haven't seen in any of his movies and it's he used a montage to show a character evolving. I thought there was a lot of the film which could have been replaced to dive deeper into Django's transformation from down-and-out slave to hardened bounty hunter.

I think a lot of the Big Daddy portion could have been replaced to show this growth. And the scene with the KKK, while funny, felt extremely disjointed. It's like the movie came out of itself and became aware of the ridiculousness. Which is fine in certain circumstances, but it really took me out of the experience.

For these reasons, I thought Waltz's character - Dr. King Schultz was the most interesting. Especially when the movie transitions to Candyland. I thought the most brilliant aspect of the movie was showing this bounty hunter who had been killing people and transporting their body for years, but you watched as he became more unsettled and horrified by the things he saw on the plantation. Leading to the great scene with him and Candy.

A good movie, but by Tarantino standards, I thought it was a bit of a letdown and I thought the tone was uneven in a lot of places. Which isn't something you see in a lot of his work. I'd still recommend it though, if for nothing else than to see what was one of Samuel L. Jackson's best performances since Pulp Fiction.


Man, I CRIED during the KKK scene. I think everyone in the theater did. You knew the movie would be ridiculous with the opening scene, so by the end, nothing seemed too over the top.

JohnnyV 01-01-2013 09:57 PM

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Originally Posted by W.West (Post 757337)
Man, I CRIED during the KKK scene. I think everyone in the theater did. You knew the movie would be ridiculous with the opening scene, so by the end, nothing seemed too over the top.

Don't get me wrong, it was a hilarious scene. I hate to use the term, but it almost had a 'meta' quality to it, as if the movie became aware of its own ridiculousness. It reminded me of a scene from a Mel Brook's movie too. It just took me out of it a bit, and took me awhile to get invested in the story again.

Zander Yurami 01-01-2013 10:52 PM

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Space Cop 01-01-2013 11:10 PM

Gamera: The Giant Monster (1965)
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"SOS. Giant turtle sighted."

Watching it again with commentary too.

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Originally Posted by Agent Purple (Post 757329)
Ghidorah: The Three Headed Monster (1964)...Pretty damn good. The Princess/Venusian looked better (I feel) as a tomboy-clothed doomsday prophet. The revelation that Ghidorah single-handedly wiped out all of Venus was pretty surprising. . .

Yeah, this or Mothra vs. Godzilla is my favorite. It's funny, usually the human and alien plots feel like what you have to sit through until the good stuff (monster battles) start, but the princess storline I could've followed as its own story. Also, the "monster counsel" where the tiny beauties translate may be my single favorite Godzilla moment.

GreenLantern2816 01-01-2013 11:37 PM

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Mister.Weirdo 01-02-2013 12:02 AM

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Good movie. I enjoyed it.

Space Cop 01-02-2013 02:55 AM

Gran Torino (2008)
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Glad I finally saw this. Good stuff. I was surprised by the ending.

Agent Purple 01-02-2013 03:20 AM

I remember watching that and doing an analysis of it as part of my captivity narratives studies class in college.

Anyway:


King Solomon's Mines (1950)

"I've never taken a woman on safari."

First several minutes were unpleasant (as I loathe the killing of animals for sport/fun), but otherwise the cinematography was amazing, the characters certainly deep, and the story was good (woman searching for her lost husband). The twist later on was unforeseen, because I was expecting something in the other direction, and was pleasantly surprised.

Sylent_Asassin 01-02-2013 09:02 PM

John Carter- This wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. It wasn't great, but it wasn't awful either, although there was too much of a lull in the action in the middle. It kind of put me to sleep at that point.

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Agent Purple 01-02-2013 09:08 PM

Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965)

"Water is more precious than gold."


Not as good as Three Headed Monster, but Ghidorah returns to raise hell, this time as part of a bait-and-switch with some alien douches. Overall, pretty good.


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