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Old 08-13-2010, 03:04 PM   #4621
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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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Old 08-14-2010, 07:09 AM   #4622
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God. How could Stallone fck this up? I didn't come in to the theatre asking for much besides badass action sequences, funny dialog, and basically 80s action stars being 80s action stars. The opening scene showed promise, but it divulged into some bullshit where Statham gets wishy washy about a girl, Stallone mopes about another girl, and even Rourke has an incredibly underwhelming monologue. Basically most of the script was very awkward and stilted, and there was too much exposition about bullshit I didn't care about. The Arnold cameo was dumb too. The violence was also sub par, with poor graphics and special effects, and frequent dodgy camera work.
3/10

Then I hopped over to watch:


Much better. Even the action sequences were better than the Expendables! I've only read the first part of the first graphic novel so I was slightly familiar with the plot but most of it was still new. The movie is... kind of like a Western Shonen Manga series in 2 hours. I thought it was a more candid take on the post high school but not really full adult part of one's life and one's relationships at that stage. It was surprisingly funnier than I thought too and the video game references went deeper than I imagined. (down to characters fighting with soul calibur signature moves) It definitely had a lot of story to cover in a short amount of time so at times it did seem a little rushed but overall it was quite enjoyable. 7.8/10
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:36 PM   #4623
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Transformers 2: D-

WTF was this bullshit?

The mother going nuts and tackling fools in about 30 seconds on a pot brownie that she was too stupid to even know what it was even though it had a big damn pot leaf on the bag? Is that supposed to be comedy?

Stupid love crap with Shia and Fox? OF COURSE some smoking robot whore girl and random college happenings causes a spat between the two.

The racist caricature robots are insulting beyond belief.

There are some nice explosions but the action is so damn jerky you can't even tell what the hell is happening half the time.

This movie is a massive fail. I can't believe so much money went into something so incredibly empty and worthless.

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Old 08-15-2010, 04:24 AM   #4624
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Paper Man


I wasn't expecting much out of this, almost didn't even bother with it, but I'm glad that I did because it turned out to be a really solid flick.

It's about a novelist(Jeff Daniels) with an invisible superhero friend(Ryan Reynolds) who decides to stay in a small, quiet town so that he can focus and finish(or rather, start) his second novel. His wife(Lisa Kudrow) still has to work in the city, so they only see each other on weekends, leaving him with plenty of time to focus on his book.

Of course, he's experiencing writer's block, and all sorts of mental problems(the least of which being the imaginary friend) so he doesn't get much done. While spinning his wheels he befriends a young high school-aged girl(Emma Stone), and thus sets the stage for the bulk of the movie.

I wouldn't saying anything about this is laugh-out-loud funny, but it was pretty charming and humorous almost all the way through. The scenes with Ryan Reynolds were fairly entertaining(screenshot: ), if not a bit hammy feeling, and Daniels and Stone had surprisingly good chemistry, and both turned in strong performances.

Not much stands out technically, but there's nothing to really complain about either. This is a character study, so if you aren't into those kinds of films you might ought not bother. Also it's relatively predictable. Still though, consider checking it out.

Trailer

7/10

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Old 08-16-2010, 11:47 AM   #4625
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inception-
ok it was well made but then ofcourse. but wtf are people yapping about when they try and claim this is some ultra thoughtful mind bending original concept film? it isnt at all, its a completely straight forward simple narrative and it poses no questions whatsoever, it doesnt leave you with anything to think about as it answers every possible question clearly, no ambiguity, nothing thought provoking whatsoever and this is what i feared it might be. its a very well made big studio blockbuster with a decent layered story and to be quite honest im disappointed in nolan as this was billed as the film he was gonna get reign from the studio in exchange for doing the 3rd batman film. personally i always felt that for that budget 150 mill+ you can never ever produce a high level film of intelligence that actually takes risks and inception doesnt take risks. story wise you do need to pay attention but all this fuss about this incredibly original thought provoking film is just air, it lacks emotional depth.
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toy story 3-
no review necessary, its pixar, its perfect, its the best film so far this year, what else is new?
10/10
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:39 PM   #4626
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Have no idea what this movie was about. Very confusing story and dialogue, but I still liked Ledger's last performance on the screen.

3/10
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:46 PM   #4627
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Funny, "pretentious" was the first word that immediately popped into my mind upon viewing TDK.
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:12 PM   #4628
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I couldn't get through that Parnassus BS. Boring.
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:17 PM   #4629
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I thought The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus was good, you just have to give it time to get rolling. They handled Ledger's unfinished scenes, really, really well.
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Old 08-18-2010, 03:51 PM   #4630
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What Happens In Vegas - 6.5

Spaceballs - 6
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Old 08-18-2010, 03:57 PM   #4631
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Spaceballs - 6

i remember seeing this as a kid at a drive-in double feature along w/ Masters of the Universe. Spaceballs deserves at least a 7.
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Old 08-18-2010, 03:59 PM   #4632
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inception-
ok it was well made but then ofcourse. but wtf are people yapping about when they try and claim this is some ultra thoughtful mind bending original concept film? it isnt at all, its a completely straight forward simple narrative and it poses no questions whatsoever, it doesnt leave you with anything to think about as it answers every possible question clearly, no ambiguity, nothing thought provoking whatsoever and this is what i feared it might be. its a very well made big studio blockbuster with a decent layered story and to be quite honest im disappointed in nolan as this was billed as the film he was gonna get reign from the studio in exchange for doing the 3rd batman film. personally i always felt that for that budget 150 mill+ you can never ever produce a high level film of intelligence that actually takes risks and inception doesnt take risks. story wise you do need to pay attention but all this fuss about this incredibly original thought provoking film is just air, it lacks emotional depth.
8.5/10

Lol at this kid acting like he was too smart for the movie.
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Old 08-18-2010, 04:00 PM   #4633
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Can't believe i didn't see this one

A little bit predictable. But the scenese are touching, the acting is great some minor flaws but overall a good movie

7/10
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Old 08-18-2010, 04:02 PM   #4634
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Funny, "pretentious" was the first word that immediately popped into my mind upon viewing TDK.

Nolan really thought he was blowing minds, didn't he?
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Old 08-18-2010, 04:14 PM   #4635
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The racist caricature robots are insulting beyond belief.
I just happened to flip this on midway through the other day and caught a few scenes with the 'black' robots. I couldn't believe my eyes. That was 1920s black-face level insulting... Far worse than JarJar Binks ever was.

There is no way that I could have made through that entire stinkbomb.
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