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Old 08-11-2010, 07:15 PM   #4306
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i just saw IP man 1 & 2... pretty bad @ss.

bruce lee's master is bad @ss. enough said

Part 1 : 8/10
Part 2 : 7/10 ( would rated it high but the fight versus the boxer is was nonsense. )
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:43 PM   #4307
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I saw "Dinner for Shmucks" recently. It was nonsensical for the most part, but I loved it. Laughed pretty much all through out. A combination of Carell, Rudd, Galifinakis, and the dude from Flight of the Conchords was perfect for a comedy like this. Objectively, I'd give the film about a 7/10, but personally it would rate closer to 9/10 for the pure hour and 50 minutes of enjoyment. Movie was very quotable.

You must have a different eye for comedy that my friend and I do. We found this movie to be awful. It almost seems that they were trying too hard to make it funny. I mean some of the movie was clearly absurd with the wacky characters portrayed. Galifinakis pretty much reprised the same role he had in The Hangover, and Carrell is always playing the goofy idiot part. Not comedy if you ask me.
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Old 08-12-2010, 08:05 AM   #4308
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Milk - 8.5/10

Fantastic film and I loved every minutes of it. Not knowing much about the true story (I know the basics and the obvious stuff, but not the in depth stuff), so I don't know how much of the film was Hollywood-ised. However, I did love how they included archive footage in the film. That was very nice to see.
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Old 08-12-2010, 12:09 PM   #4309
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Silence of the Lambs was amazing, 9.0 out of 10 stuff for me loved that flick
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Old 08-12-2010, 12:13 PM   #4310
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This was a breath of fresh air as far as World War II movies are concerned. It's about a Jew living in Italy during the period leading up to the war, who uses his imagination, creativity, and overall jovial nature to keep a positive, fun outlook on life no matter what kinds of challenges he faces, whether it be wooing The Girl of His Dreams, or avoiding a beat-down by an angry administrator.

And it isn't long before he has to put all that to the test, when he and his young son are sent to a work/death camp. The writing is really impressive in how he manages to spin any situation, and keep his kid having fun, even in the most dire of circumstances.

It's really a movie of two halves, which is a bit jarring. The first half just establishes his character and supporting characters, is funny and comical(though there are hints of where the story's heading), and the second half, well...

Overall I was more impressed by the clever writing than anything else, but the movie was also pretty touching, and definitely is something a bit different and lighter as far as WW2 movies are concerned.

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I remember watching this movie in History class. I missed the first day of the movie (so about 30-40 mins worth), but saw the rest of it and really liked it.
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Old 08-12-2010, 12:15 PM   #4311
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This was a breath of fresh air as far as World War II movies are concerned. It's about a Jew living in Italy during the period leading up to the war, who uses his imagination, creativity, and overall jovial nature to keep a positive, fun outlook on life no matter what kinds of challenges he faces, whether it be wooing The Girl of His Dreams, or avoiding a beat-down by an angry administrator.

And it isn't long before he has to put all that to the test, when he and his young son are sent to a work/death camp. The writing is really impressive in how he manages to spin any situation, and keep his kid having fun, even in the most dire of circumstances.

It's really a movie of two halves, which is a bit jarring. The first half just establishes his character and supporting characters, is funny and comical(though there are hints of where the story's heading), and the second half, well...

Overall I was more impressed by the clever writing than anything else, but the movie was also pretty touching, and definitely is something a bit different and lighter as far as WW2 movies are concerned.

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8/10

bongiorno principessa! i flat out loved the first half of the movie. the writing and the slapstick comedy was flawless. probably the best example of clean humor that has come out of a movie in the last 20 years.

i could do without the depressing half. i wish it was just a romantic comedy. it would have been one of the best ever. but that's probably an opinion only i would have.
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Old 08-12-2010, 12:29 PM   #4312
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I think the second half was necessary because otherwise the movie would present a pretty questionable message.
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Old 08-12-2010, 12:30 PM   #4313
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i dunno, i think it just could've been a nice screwball comedy, but i know that wasn't the point of the movie.
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Old 08-12-2010, 12:55 PM   #4314
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I much preferred Foster to Hopkins in that. Yes, I know It's Hopkins best role [most likely, I haven't seen a ton of his work], but I honestly think Jodie's character was one of the best developed characters ever, and the transformation from young, naive, impressionable special agent to an attractive, powerful mature woman was glorious to watch. And that may be because of the writing, but Foster pulled that off with precision.
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Old 08-12-2010, 01:33 PM   #4315
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Silence of the Lambs is one of my favourite films ever. Personally, I'd give it, at the very least, 9 out of 10.
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:37 PM   #4316
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Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog 7/10

Uhh so technically it's a movie, about 42 minutes long. Written during the writer's strike it was to be a small budget, movie done professionally. It's a good watch, the music (it's a musical) is more along the lines of modern musicals like Rent. Neil Patrick Harris was the perfect cast.

I mean I have nothing but good things to say about this film, the only thing is that it's so short.
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:38 PM   #4317
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IP Man 2 6/10
First half was pretty entertaining, second half was pretty shitty.
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Old 08-13-2010, 09:24 AM   #4318
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The Usual Suspects - 9/10

I don't know what's going on with the film channels at the moment, but they seem to be showing some great films at the moment. So I'm just trying to soak them all up.

Anyway, it was the first time my girlfriend seen it and found it boring and didn't get most of it. It was my second time watching and I was able to appreciate it more than I did the first time. Definitely a great, great film. Although, watching it after the first time doesn't give the same suspense, since you know the twist is coming and you know what it is.
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Old 08-13-2010, 03:18 PM   #4319
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Old 08-13-2010, 04:04 PM   #4320
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8/10

Man these two legends looked young as hell back then. Roy never aged well, but Hackman was atop his game. A pretty good cop flick, but you can definitely tell movies were different back then. Movies nowadays may have no discernible plot, but at least there is better dialogue than there was back in the 70's.
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