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Old 03-01-2011, 06:31 PM   #6031
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I felt that movie's end did not justify it being so long. Probably didn't help that I had high expectations going into the movie.

You do know that movie is based on a true story, correct?
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:32 PM   #6032
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Once Brothers: 100%

Wow. Saw a few guys talking about this in here recently and I recommend it to any sports fan. What an emotional roller-coaster.
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:33 PM   #6033
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Watched The Proposal last night. Completely mediocre but nothing about it was bad enough to make me complain. It was the definition of meh.
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:23 PM   #6034
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The Next Three Days - 8/10

This is how you turn a ridiculous and convoluted plot into a thrilling and very good movie. There was a point here when I just turned my logical reasoning off and went along for the ride. A big plus here is the performance from Russell Crowe. You feel his desperation and anxiety in every scene. Great chemistry between him and Elizabeth Banks too. I really wish Haggis didn't submit to tying one crucial loose end towards the end. Would've worked better for me with a bit of ambiguity. This was pure thrilling mindless but heartfelt entertainment for me.



Unstoppable - 7/10

More mindless action done well. I haven't really liked any recent Tony Scott movies so this was a surprise. Two genuinely likable leads portrayed by Washington and Pine. The rest of the cast was standard one-dimensional action movie filler though. I liked the fact that it was about trains though which isn't a hot thing in action films these days.



This Movie is Broken - 6/10

Really only because I love the music. If I wasn't a huge BSS fan, this would be maybe a 4/10. Toronto is an awesome city and films really well, could have used that more to it's advantage. The characters are ok but not enough time is spent with them to create any sort of connections. It's all about the music.
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:28 PM   #6035
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Once Brothers: 100%

Wow. Saw a few guys talking about this in here recently and I recommend it to any sports fan. What an emotional roller-coaster.

I cried when I saw it.
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:41 PM   #6036
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You do know that movie is based on a true story, correct?

Yep. That doesn't make it any less boring or mean it has to be extra long IMO.
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:11 AM   #6037
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127 HOURS


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SPOILER: really disappointed. Excpected more out of it but there was no action at all after he gets stuck under that rock. All he does is videotape himself and try to get his arm out.
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Old 03-02-2011, 01:08 AM   #6038
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I thought it was perfect pacing. It calmed down enough for me to catch a breath. 9/10 at worst but no way it is 5/10

Like I said, 5/10 is an average film. On my scale, a 9/10 is very near to perfection.... rarely achieved, thus saved for truly great films.

The last 9/10 I saw... or at least close to it.... would have to be Black Swan. I can't say anything negative about that film other than the fact that the general public perception is that it is a dance movie.
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Old 03-02-2011, 01:09 AM   #6039
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127 HOURS


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SPOILER: really disappointed. Excpected more out of it but there was no action at all after he gets stuck under that rock. All he does is videotape himself and try to get his arm out.

I assumed that a movie called 127 hours would be primarily based on the 127 hours after his arm was pinned. Did you not know anything about the true story around which the film was based???
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Old 03-02-2011, 05:18 AM   #6040
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Yep. That doesn't make it any less boring or mean it has to be extra long IMO.

Well then that just means you didn't find the story very interesting.
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:13 AM   #6041
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The Road
7.0

I loved the book and enjoyed the movie. The film did a good job at recreating the novel. What you are left with is a bleak atmospheric film based on a bleak atmospheric book.

If you haven't read the book read that first before you watch the movie.
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:26 AM   #6042
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I assumed that a movie called 127 hours would be primarily based on the 127 hours after his arm was pinned. Did you not know anything about the true story around which the film was based???

to be honest i didnt . But i see no point in making a movie such as this if nothing happens. And i mean nothing at all. He literally tries to get his arm out for 90% of the movie and at the end cuts it off and escapes.
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Old 03-02-2011, 02:04 PM   #6043
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Well then that just means you didn't find the story very interesting.

Correct. I never said that you and others can't like the movie. I'm just saying I didn't.
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Old 03-02-2011, 05:28 PM   #6044
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Is "Monsters" worth watching? trailer seems good
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Old 03-02-2011, 05:53 PM   #6045
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Correct. I never said that you and others can't like the movie. I'm just saying I didn't.

Well the movie is perfect. Perfect pacing and the transitions are flawless. Not liking the story doesn't mean the movie itself is too long, you just don't like the story.
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