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Old 01-31-2012, 08:29 PM   #10216
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Tree of Life.

n/a / 10. Turned that shit off after 30 minutes. I have the fucking Discovery Channel at home. I don't think I've ever watched a more pretentious, meandering 30 minutes of film in my life. Undoubtedly some of you will act as if I'm some moron with a short attention span, but it just was not in any way engaging, interesting, anything. Shot of scenery + whispered 'deep' phrases. No thanks. The film forces its supposed subtlety down your throat. Ugh.

BTW the last film I said "f*ck this" to was Dr Doolittle when I was like 8.
the meandering scenes weren't the crux of its greatness, it was the childhood scenes with Pitt and the kids. there was a lot of pretentious bullshit in it, but the payoff is well worth it if you suck it up, buy in, and then enjoy the sections that aren't batshit off the wall insane.

i think it might have been a theater movie though. at least i saw it in the theater and the landscape/cosmos/evolution scenes were made all the better by the enormous screen.
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:31 PM   #10217
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Tree of Life.

n/a / 10. Turned that shit off after 30 minutes. I have the fucking Discovery Channel at home. I don't think I've ever watched a more pretentious, meandering 30 minutes of film in my life. Undoubtedly some of you will act as if I'm some moron with a short attention span, but it just was not in any way engaging, interesting, anything. Shot of scenery + whispered 'deep' phrases. No thanks. The film forces its supposed subtlety down your throat. Ugh.

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I was just watching RallisP on youtube who has pretty good takes on movies, and he gave it a 1/10. Said it is a bunch of random pics with no direction. Probably will never see this movie myself.
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:35 PM   #10218
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the meandering scenes weren't the crux of its greatness, it was the childhood scenes with Pitt and the kids. there was a lot of pretentious bullshit in it, but the payoff is well worth it if you suck it up, buy in, and then enjoy the sections that aren't batshit off the wall insane.

i think it might have been a theater movie though. at least i saw it in the theater and the landscape/cosmos/evolution scenes were made all the better by the enormous screen.
I don't know. Thin Red Line started with the same BS and turned out to be amazing and totally worth the time it took to watch, so I really, really wanted to try on this but you can't mix in a great film with a solid hour of bullshit. I won't watch, I'm sorry. The first 1/2 hour is absolutely nothing but pure, unadulterated Terrance Malick jerking off on your screen. Again: ugh. I don't doubt that it has its redeeming qualities, but if you wedge them between excruciatingly long periods of nonsense, I'm just not going to watch.
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:40 PM   #10219
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yeah, i probably wouldn't bother if i were you. like i said, i think it was a different experience for me because i got to catch on the big screen, plus i was stoned. still rolled my eyes at most of the monologues (and had you stuck it through, you'd have vomited at the final few scenes with Sean Penn, which flat out just made no f*cking sense). i'm just letting you know that there were definitely redeeming qualities... and it's also helpful to think of how christians might feel differently towards it, buying into the majestic father in the sky 'bs' and thus allowing the whole movie to ring much truer than it would in the eyes of you or i.

i actually saw it with my dad and he hated it a lot more than i did. 'artsy fartsy drivel' i think might have been his review.
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:44 PM   #10220
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Brad Pitt was the best part of the movie for me. He really did a fantastic job. I loved the movie personally but I definitely can see why most people don't like it. It just happened to fit my tastes and I think I was in the perfect state of mind for it the night I finally decided to watch it.
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:49 PM   #10221
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the whole family dynamic was simply fantastic. and it took up at least half the screen time, so i didn't feel like i was sitting there waiting for Mallick to bring me back down to solid ground after meandering in the clouds.

there were a few drop dead gorgeous scenes i vividly remember of the family running and playing in the yard set over classical music that really left an impression. that's another part i forgot, the music was really well selected, even though i can't remember for the life of me a single tune.
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:14 AM   #10222
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Animal Kingdom - 7\10. Pretty neat flick, cool story line. Kept me interested, liked the ending but wasn't anything special.

Can't Hardly Wait - 5\10. Played out storyline but had some funny moments and Jennifer Love Hewitt was pretty smoking hot in '99.

Straw Dogs - 7\10. I'm a sucker for when the people being attacked really fight back. Kinda reminded me of Last house on the left with the rape scenes and attackers getting F'd up.
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:36 AM   #10223
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Animal Kingdom - 7\10. Pretty neat flick, cool story line. Kept me interested, liked the ending but wasn't anything special.

Can't Hardly Wait - 5\10. Played out storyline but had some funny moments and Jennifer Love Hewitt was pretty smoking hot in '99.

Straw Dogs - 7\10. I'm a sucker for when the people being attacked really fight back. Kinda reminded me of Last house on the left with the rape scenes and attackers getting F'd up.

New Straw Dogs or original with Dustin Hoffman?

I have the original on DVD, but have yet to watch it.

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Old 02-01-2012, 12:37 AM   #10224
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Old Straw Dogs or original with Dustin Hoffman.

I have the original on DVD, but have yet to watch it.

Def not the original. This one was like 2011.
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:41 AM   #10225
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Tree of Life.

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That was actually posted at a box office in Connecticutt.
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:46 AM   #10226
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Def not the original. This one was like 2011.

Yeah, I knew they remade it. The original one is legendary in England, but not so well known here.

F$%&!. I have some work to do that I have been procrastinating on and I just thought, hell, I throw it in now and watch it while work.

And it's not in the damn case. That sucks.

Also I just found out I have the Criterion Collection Blu Ray of Wings of Desire....probably got it as gift two Christmases ago. Had no idea I had it.
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:30 AM   #10227
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The Grey

9.5/10

The movie went into action immediately, which made it cool because I expected it to drag on boringly. I knew it was going to be a good movie, but I didn't expect it to be amazing.
Liam Neeson, like always, put on a great, believable performance, though his character was somewhat exaggerated.
Something in particular about some of the scenes in this movie bothered me. In some scenes, Neeson & the remaining survivors run away from the pack of wolves that are trying to kill them all, but in a couple of scenes, he & the remaining survivors ran at the wolves. It didn't really make much sense, to be honest. If you watch the movie, maybe you'll see what I mean, but I won't dwell on it any further.
The ending of the movie immediately disappointed almost everyone in the theater that night when I watched the movie, including my wifey. I, however, thought it was a brilliant way to end a great movie.

Would I watch it again? Yes. I would've watched it a second time right after watching it the first time. It was that damn good.
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:44 PM   #10228
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Moneyball- 10/10 Just an excellent all around performance by Pitt and Hill.

Cowboys & Aliens- 7.5/10

The Winning Season- 9/10 I loved this movie, just an all around feel good movie. Sam Rockwell has become my favorite actor rite now. His performance in Conviction
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Old 02-01-2012, 02:09 PM   #10229
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Sanctum - 6.5/10. It was cool. I realize most professional reviews are calling it shit because it had all this money and James Cameron's name was attached to it, but I didn't plan to watch this and it was sort of last second, so I really had no expectations. The plot itself was ok, but the characters could have been better.

Moneyball - 9.5/10. Absolutely terrific movie. It really hits you about two thirds of the way in just how great this movie. Acting was absolutely brilliant. Bravo to Pitt and Seymour-Hoffman. I'm a baseball fan, but you really don't even have to be one to enjoy this movie. Fantastic script, plot and execution. Cookies for everyone involved. The only thing I have to say, is that I'm surprised Jonah Hill got a Supporting Actor nomination. He did an ok job, but his character didn't demand nearly enough to warrant anything even close to a nomination in my opinion. I feel like he's getting praise and credit for the rest of the great acting involved. But still, fantastic film.

Red Tails - 7.2/10. As a crowd pleaser, this is real good. The crowd I was with was real energetic and really were emotionally involved in the characters, even though they were mostly cliche. "The bad boy who listens to no one, but is one of the best." Give me a break. I think if the crowd wasn't so energetic, I would rate it lower, because if you strip the film down to its bare core, its just a regular war film, that we have indeed seen before.

Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy - I really have to watch this movie again, before I can give a good opinion on it. It was a lot to digest, and its incredibly easy to get lost, even for the dedicated viewers. Probably wasn't a good idea for my brother and I to go see this 2-hour espionage flick that requires 130% of your attention at 11pm.
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Old 02-01-2012, 02:26 PM   #10230
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Red Tails: 7/10- When I saw the very first trailer for this movie I thought "Oscar Bait." Lucasfilm, plus a heavy topic, some big names. But then I saw it's release date, and that confused me. Then I saw subsequent trailers that made the movie look not as good.

And it was not at all what I thought it was: some cheesy storylines, clunky dialogue, disjointed transitions, predictable and shallow character types, and a cliched main plot line. There was a fairly ghetto production value, and even times where it seemed like the audio didn't match up with the movement on the screen (though that could have just been our theater).

And it was fantastic.

See from the beginning my gf was pointing out the oddness of the production value and I was chuckling at some of the dialouge but about 30 minutes in it hit both of us.

Whether by design or by accident this movie is a direct send up to the patriotic wartime movies of the 50's and 60's. A movie which the Tuskegee Airmen never got for themselves. This is their cheesy patriotic war movie. And it was very entertaining as a film itself. It'll never be considered a great film, but it was a very very solid one. One reviewer put it very well when he said: "It never gets the slam dunk, but it makes more than enough layups to win the game."

Visually some of the best dog fight sequences, which of course I expected nothing less from a Lucasfilm movie. It was painfully realistic at times, in fact there are two sequences with guys shot in a plane where if you're claustrophobic you might freak out a bit. The film does also touch on the heavier subjects of war, and you'll feel so blind sided from jumping from all this cheesy grand story to suddenly being sucked back into the reality of the war and of the era.

There is also one subplot that was done in a more modern manner that was fantastic and created a real sense of connection to a particular character.

Overall this movie falls short of being something to get real excited about. But I liked it, and I certainly would say go see it so that Anthony Hemmingway gets to be the head honcho for more films because this guy has some skill imo.
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