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Old 08-21-2010, 08:21 AM   #4351
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Watched The Departed last night with my girlfriend. Is it me or do girls just not get this film? No guy I know dislikes this film, but most girls I know simply don't like it or just don't get it. With the girls, I assume the former is a product of the latter.

It was her first time watching it (I must have seen it 4 or 5 times now and it's one of my favourite films) and she just complained all the way through. "I don't get what's going on!", "Who's this guy?", "Why did he do that?". Nearly all girls that I know, would ask these questions, in some form or another, when talking about the film.

She (gf) also hated the ending (I thought it was brilliant). This is what she said, "It's like the director couldn't think of a good ending, so he just killed them all off?"

She even said, that it was predictable all the way through, despite the fact she was having trouble following the story most of the time. Granted, it sort of it is and it sort of isn't. You know either Sullivan or Costigan are going to die, but no one was expecting Costigan to die like that or even die first or maybe even die. His death hits you and you're thinking what the f*ck just happened. After Costigan's death, you don't think that Sullivan is going to die, because he's redeemed himself (sort of), he killed Costello, he killed Costello's other infiltrator, having Dignam take him out maybe wasn't great, but it is what it is.

She also complained about the film being too long. Yes, it's two and a half hours, but it sure as shit does not drag on like the Dark Knight. I can sit and watch the Departed with out wishing it would get to the end, hell, I would probably be happy if that film was three and a half hours. The story just doesn't drag, it's well paced and there's no part in the film where I thought, 'oh just hurry up!'

Personally, I'd give it a 9/10. Excellent film, excellent story and the ending is just brilliant. The music is great as well.
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Old 08-21-2010, 08:38 AM   #4352
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Watched The Departed last night with my girlfriend. Is it me or do girls just not get this film?



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Old 08-21-2010, 05:52 PM   #4353
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91%

Beautiful film that successfully plucks every heart-string without being exploitative or sensationalistic. This is arguably the best rebuke of the total war concept I have seen yet.
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Old 08-22-2010, 02:43 AM   #4354
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personally i really liked it and thought it deserved the oscar over slumdog for being technically superiour. people have argued that it is to an extent fincher selling out and i suposse it does have broad appeal but i felt it was a very well executed epic that is increadibly moving at times and not short on ambition. where as slumdog is just well shot film by numbers, competantly executed mediocre film making lacking in depth and ambition

Competently executed? You're the one poster that continually says the most absurd, fallacious things regarding films. You're going to tell me that this movie that is primarily well known mostly because of how well it was crafted, is mediocrity in execution? Well, I guess you're entitled to your opinion as irrational as it is.

The only reason I actually had the privilege of watching this film is because of the buzz it created; not because of it's multi-million dollar advertising campaign or a globally infamous director. This is a movie that had a limited North American release initially, until people recognized its art.

You talk about execution; yet from my experience, the composition and lighting was top notch. Music was beautifully shaped, creating the most exquisite drama.

I'm starting to think you make these bold comments for attention, trying to distinct yourself as some sort of perceptive movie critic. Your predictably negative trendy attitude towards movies many people consider great is rather tiring, I would respect your opinion a little more; if your logic (concerning the issues you have with certain movies) wasn't so perplexed.
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Old 08-22-2010, 02:58 AM   #4355
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Even Jessica Alba turned in a good performance in her role, even if she was largely limited to sex scenes

I'd like to hope theres a way to see just that from the movie.
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Old 08-22-2010, 03:12 AM   #4356
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Old 08-23-2010, 01:07 AM   #4357
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Didn't know anything about the movie coming in and was a little surprised that it was of the Catcher in the Rye variety. Didn't quite resonate with me since I've passed that stage in my life but it was certainly well made. Have to think about it some more before rating it.
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Old 08-23-2010, 02:58 AM   #4358
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Paranormal Activity: 6/10



The Last Song 3/10



Alright so I had a deal with my gal pal. If she watched Paranormal Activity with me that night, I'd want the Last Song with her the next day. So that's what we did:

Paranormal Activity- I thought the dialogue was hilarious. I thought the characters were a little unbelievable. And I thought the ending was bad. BUT as far as the action, it was almost brilliant. A breath of fresh air in this era of gore fest and effects races, the idea of making the things simple and not too outlandish was great. And that brings us to our ending: it was outlandish. It just killed the vibe.

Now though it has respawned the documentary style horror flick.

The Last Song- I'd never noticed it until I watched this movie. Miley Cyrus has a funny lookin mouth, and she can't act. If you've seen any Nick Sparks movie, ANY Nick Sparks movie, you'll know this story foundation. The best part of the whole movie was her dad played by Greg Kinnear.
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:33 AM   #4359
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Brothers 6/10 It was okay but did not explore the characters relationships enough

Night At the Museum Battle of the Smithsonian 8-10 I think this was a really good movie actually better then the first which is rare for a sequel
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:24 AM   #4360
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3.5/5
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:49 PM   #4361
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youth in revolt- not gonna do a full write up but it was an exceptional film, loved the minimal, negative narration and where this film really excelled(and so many in its genre fall short) was that it was fully committed to its dark, cynical tone, there was no cop out(ala 500 days of summer) and there was no new found morality for its characters.
9/10


salt-
demented garbage, several times i considered the idea that it might be a parody.
2/10


wolverine-
actually i didnt think it was that bad, very tolerable
5/10


paranormal activity-
certainly effective, conceptually the same as but more restrained than the blair witch project.
7.5/10
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:37 PM   #4362
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Is Paranormal Activity scary as people are sayin it to be? Been hearin that that movie gave people nightmares and shit and people couldnt sleep and all that. And I'm one of those people that jus a lil bit of watching stuff like that will get me nightmares, so idk if I should watch this movie or not. Or are people over reacting?
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:48 PM   #4363
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Is Paranormal Activity scary as people are sayin it to be? Been hearin that that movie gave people nightmares and shit and people couldnt sleep and all that. And I'm one of those people that jus a lil bit of watching stuff like that will get me nightmares, so idk if I should watch this movie or not. Or are people over reacting?

In my opinion they were strongly overreacting. I can undertand overly sensitive chicks feeling like that, but that movie is plain garbage. Not scary, not entertaining, poorly acted... It is nice for a low budget, opera prima movie, but judged solely as a movie it sucks big time.
Btw, I just watched The Box, and I found it bad, but pretty entertaining. I still can't understand how Cameron Diaz became an actress though.

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Old 08-24-2010, 06:13 PM   #4364
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8 (1963) - 10/10



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Old 08-24-2010, 06:25 PM   #4365
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Flower of Flesh and Blood:
Pretty realistic dismemberment. I actually kind of liked it (does this make me a sick person?).

6/10




August Underground:
Pretty gruesome. The handheld camerawork was kind of annoying, but keeping the screen small helped. It's basically a special effects extravaganza (kind of like Avatar), so don't expect much substance. Oddly enough, I also kind of liked it.

6/10




August Underground's Mordum:
...ok, so the 2 aforementioned movies were graphic and twisted, but August Underground's Mordum is something else entirely. Dismemberments and torture are typical of horror movies, but this has a guy eating maggots off of a decapitated infant. While I somewhat liked the other 2 movies, this was just sick.

2/10 (only because the gore effects were pretty good)
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