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Old 12-05-2012, 11:45 PM   #11716
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Serios questions: What the **** happened to pete? I went MIA during this time.
Committed suicide. Streamed it on Justin.tv. It wasn't pretty.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:48 PM   #11717
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I think The Untouchables is overrated, but 1/10?

It almost seemed like a Disney movie, I honestly couldn't believe how cheesy it was. I wasn't expecting such bland dialog and Costner was awful.
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:04 AM   #11718
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Watched Jingle All the Way again. Still a 9/10.

Wreck-it Ralph: 8.5/10. Went into it thinking it was going to be ok and I was pleasantly surprised.
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:07 AM   #11719
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I want to re-watch Jingle All The Way. Loved it, but haven't seen in it years. I miss Phil Hartman
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:11 AM   #11720
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I want to re-watch Jingle All The Way. Loved it, but haven't seen in it years. I miss Phil Hartman
I usually watch it every year. Sinbad makes it for me. Didn't realize when I was growing up Phil Hartman was the voice of Troy Mcclure.
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:23 AM   #11721
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I usually watch it every year. Sinbad makes it for me. Didn't realize when I was growing up Phil Hartman was the voice of Troy Mcclure.

That was always a given for me, but I'm guessing that is because I am likely older than you.
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:51 PM   #11722
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That was always a given for me, but I'm guessing that is because I am likely older than you.
Probably, I am only 20.

Watched The Illusionist for part of my lit final. I enjoyed it quite a bit. I really like Edward Norton as an actor and he did a great job with the role. Paul Giamatti did a great job as well. Impressive attention to detail. I sort of saw the end coming, but it was still well done. Overall I would give it a 7.9/10.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:28 PM   #11723
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Probably, I am only 20.

Watched The Illusionist for part of my lit final. I enjoyed it quite a bit. I really like Edward Norton as an actor and he did a great job with the role. Paul Giamatti did a great job as well. Impressive attention to detail. I sort of saw the end coming, but it was still well done. Overall I would give it a 7.9/10.

28 here.

I really like The Illusionist, but its release date was unfortunately very close to The Prestige. I'm still trying to figure out if the new magician movie is going to be any good: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UE5XcjTpsdo (Freeman's first monologue reminds me so much of The Prestige's beginning monologue).
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:34 PM   #11724
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TDK Rises, rated: Really good.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:40 PM   #11725
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bourne legacy - 8/10

i liked it. i did have low expectations with the departure of matt damon though. it was fast paced and the plot was less complicated than the previous movies. if you classify it as a popcorn movie, then it definitely is very good.


they went to get a ****ing pill.... or some shit.

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Old 12-08-2012, 02:58 AM   #11726
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Killing Them Softly: Sucks/10
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:55 AM   #11727
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Killing Them Softly: Sucks/10


I think I'm gonna go when I leave work. The reviews have been mixed to say the least. It's still scoring high 70s on the tomatometer, but if you read the reviews everyone either really liked it or really hated it.

You care to expand on your opinion before I spend 12 of my bucks, and more importantly 2 hours of my time?
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:15 AM   #11728
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I think I'm gonna go when I leave work. The reviews have been mixed to say the least. It's still scoring high 70s on the tomatometer, but if you read the reviews everyone either really liked it or really hated it.

You care to expand on your opinion before I spend 12 of my bucks, and more importantly 2 hours of my time?
I'm not very good at in-depth reviews myself so I found a review that best sums up my thoughts on the film from an RT user review

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With an inventive set-up and final sequence, "Killing Them Softly" has a devastatingly hard time making the meat of its plot progress into anything remotely interesting. And while there are some stylized visuals here, which once again display writer/director Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) as a filmmaker to keep an eye on, "Killing Them Softly", as an entire film, is a meandering bore-fest that leads to a fantastic, but so not worth your time and trouble, final speech about the economic structure of America today, from Brad Pitt.

Set against the backdrop of the economic crisis of the late 2000's and the Obama-McCain presidential race, "Killing Them Softly" attempts to tell the story of Jackie Cogan (played by Pitt) an enforcer sent to kill a few blue collar robbers, after a mob protected card game gets held up. But instead, what this movie is essentially about is a town full of morally or physically disgusting mobsters and lowlife's, having conversations. So, if you think "Killing Them Softly" is going to be a violent, mafia film, in the same vein as a Scorsese production, while you would be partially right (when this movie is violent, it is violent beyond belief and Dominik does do an excellent job of creating a world that compliments his dingy characters) you may be blindsided by how much of this movie is based it in the minutiae of odd and far too tedious male conversations (please don't think "Pulp Fiction"). Male conversations, which touch on everything from, different ways to degrade women during sex, to bestiality; with the kicker being, said conversations are more of a waste of time than morbidly interesting.
Other than being an utterly uneventful mob film steeped in heavily misogynistic rants, the major flaw here occurs when Dominik stupidly attempts to make a simplistic revenge story more layered than it needed to be. For example, throughout this movie there are constant (and I do mean constant) reminders that all of the events happening take place during the economic crisis. There are even sequences where characters are watching a FOX News report on the economic crisis, go into their cars and hear a similar report on the radio, rob a card game that for some reason has CNN playing in the background, get back into their car and continue listening to the economic report from earlier and finally eat at a diner, that instead of playing music, has a television turned to an eerily familiar MSNBC economic crisis diatribe. In saying all of this, are we to deduce that the mobster motivated plot of "Killing Them Softly" is supposed to be an allegory symbolizing how the US government conducted themselves during the economic crisis? And, are the characters of this film meant to represent certain well known players in the government and corporate world of a few years ago? Well as much as I would like to give a clear answer to this question, I really couldn't figure it out myself, simply because everything about how Dominik handles the story, the conversations, the characters actions, are so damn obscure, that, as an audience member, to create any sort of parallels to the economic crisis as the bases for this particular plot would be a stretch. All I could really decipher was that Dominik was trying to get some kind of sociopolitical point across, but hell if I (or anyone who sat in the same theater I did) knew what it was.

The Acting: No Oscar nomination for Brad Pitt this year. To say that Pitt does about two seconds of noteworthy acting here would be a very accurate statement. Don't get me wrong, he plays the main character and in turn is in almost every scene (after the first 20 minutes) BUT as the movie progresses, it becomes apparent that Pitt has nothing really captivating to say or do until the very last scene. Furthermore, until this final scene happens, Pitt merely plays a poor SNL caricature of himself. In fact, his acting is so (surprisingly) mediocre here, that in many of the scenes, all containing actors (Ray Liotta, Scoot McNairy, James Gandolfini) that physically take on a gritty mob or street thug appearance, Pitt seems out of place as the slick haired, tan enforcer for hire. In fact, the best performance here comes from McNairy, who is really the only believable character in the entire movie...Oh, and I almost forgot. Richard Jenkins does nothing here. If you want to see a good Richard Jenkins performance from a movie that came out in 2012, watch "The Cabin in the Woods".

Final Thought: Maybe the most surprising thing here is the fact that "Killing Them Softly" is not a long movie at all; with a runtime of 97 minutes. But Dominik makes 90 of these minutes seem like an eternity, with a script that was adapted from a George V. Higgins novel in a purposefully dull manner, while using thematic elements to bludgeon his audience over the head in a movie scored by the droning of political talking heads. In short, it's not like I would rather go through another economic crisis than watch "Killing Them Softly" again, but let's just say, it's not a wonder why this movie tanked at the box office.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:01 PM   #11729
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I want to re-watch Jingle All The Way. Loved it, but haven't seen in it years. I miss Phil Hartman

Haha what the hell. I watched this last weekend and was thinking the same thing. Phil Hartman was great in it. Good movie. My brother had an extended version though. The original is better.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:06 PM   #11730
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Extremely Loud, and Incredibly Close 8/10

Was pleasantly surprised. I heard a lot of people didn't like it, and the critic reviews were average at best. But I felt like this movie got me as close to tears as any, and I loved the ending how it became more generalizable to life than being specific to just the kid's grief.
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