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Old 07-03-2012, 05:59 PM   #10606
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Valhalla Rising 6/10

I had high hopes for this, which I think set me up for a let down. There were moments where it was awesome, but it kind of dragged for the most part. Loved the first 10 minutes, and loved moments of it throughout, but ultimately it was on the dull side and will be pretty forgettable.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:02 PM   #10607
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Question for those of you who have seen the Pusher series. I really want to watch those movies, but Netflix only has part 3. Would there be a major downside to watching Pusher III without having seen the first 2? I know next to nothing about the movies and whether or not they work as continuations that build on the previous movies.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:07 PM   #10608
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The Amazing Spiderman - 9 / 10

SpiderMan was awesome.. Can't wait for part two.. Andrew Garfield, best spidey ever.. Glad they rebooted the franchise to get it right.

This movie looks like asshole. Garfield is an emo douche, unnecessary shit about his parents, Gwen Stacy in high school, etc. Based on everything I've seen Peter is only an outcast because he's a total ****, not that he's a true nerd. Wah I skateboard and wear dark clothes, sit in the back of class with a hood on.

I will not watch this.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:09 PM   #10609
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This movie looks like asshole. Garfield is an emo douche, unnecessary shit about his parents, Gwen Stacy in high school, etc. Based on everything I've seen Peter is only an outcast because he's a total ****, not that he's a true nerd. Wah I skateboard and wear dark clothes, sit in the back of class with a hood on.

I will not watch this.

I wish I could have your resolve but I'm too curious by the mixed reviews to stay away from this one.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:12 PM   #10610
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Im positive that most people will rate it lower than me.


I think highly of it for these reasons:

1. I never bought Tobey as Spidey. Sure I accepted him since I had no choice but I always felt that he didn't embody the character. Garfield I think was perfect. His frame and size is ideal and his humor matches the comic books. I believe him as Peter Parker when with Tobey I never really bought it.

2. If not for the former trilogy, this movie would be receiving a types of accolades. It has better directing, is more realistic, and utilizes better CGI. Its nostalgia that will make everyone act like it isn't that solid. Truth is that the first flick from the former trilogy was campy, a bit cheesy, and suffered from limited effects.. Does anyone recall how The Goblin looked? Everyone is spoiled now and want bigger and better, never realizing that Te cinematography effects are vastly superior now.

3. You can't compare this first film to Spiderman 2. Whether we like it or not this is a reboot and so it's handicapped by the need to tell the origin story. From what I see, this will be the ideal catalyst for a second film where it can take many different directions. Everyone is so butthurt that they have to reimagine their image of Spidey, that they are resisting for the sake of being tempremental.

4. This version is dark and realistic.. It doesn't pander to people that want pure escapism.. So people are resisting it, since they want the campy, popular style that the previous ones had.


Im pretty sure that I'll be one of very few that really love the direction that the franchise is taking.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:13 PM   #10611
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I wish I could have your resolve but I'm too curious by the mixed reviews to stay away from this one.

I initially thought it looked awful, then was intrigued after a few trailers, and then the more I saw the more I lost interest.

Have you seen that 25 minute video some guy made by compiling all of the trailers and leaked footage? He tried to put it chronologically and make it into a 25 minute movie. Did a damn good job, and it made me really not want to see this.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:15 PM   #10612
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I initially thought it looked awful, then was intrigued after a few trailers, and then the more I saw the more I lost interest.

Have you seen that 25 minute video some guy made by compiling all of the trailers and leaked footage? He tried to put it chronologically and make it into a 25 minute movie. Did a damn good job, and it made me really not want to see this.

I did not see that at all.

I'll have to find it.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:16 PM   #10613
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This movie looks like asshole. Garfield is an emo douche, unnecessary shit about his parents, Gwen Stacy in high school, etc. Based on everything I've seen Peter is only an outcast because he's a total ****, not that he's a true nerd. Wah I skateboard and wear dark clothes, sit in the back of class with a hood on.

I will not watch this.
Everything you stated is inaccurate. Its surprising that someone like you would base your opinion from Trailers alone.

Have you seen any Andrew Garfield films? Its fine if you dont like him.. But he's definitely not emo.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:16 PM   #10614
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I did not see that at all.

I'll have to find it.

Here you go: http://screencrush.com/watch-amazing-spider-man-online/
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:22 PM   #10615
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Everything you stated is inaccurate. Its surprising that someone like you would base your opinion from Trailers alone.

Have you seen any Andrew Garfield films? Its fine if you dont like him.. But he's definitely not emo.

There's a lot in this about his parents, Gwen was never in high school with Peter, Garfield is totally emo in this movie.

He's a conventionally good looking guy, tons of chicks cream over him. What exactly makes him an outcast in this? He's good looking, skateboards, is thin, gets offers to play on the football team (once he has his powers)... Oh wait, never mind that's totally uncool. At least Tobey could play nerdy and isn't a 'hunk'.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:29 PM   #10616
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The Wave 7.9/10

Pretty solid German flick that I watched on a whim on Netflix Instant Streaming. If you have Netflix, you should definitely give it a shot. About a German high school teacher doing a social experiment autocracy which leads to some interesting developments of the behavior of the students. Don't want to say too much, but I was happily surprised. Pretty good acting and overall a very enjoyable film.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:30 PM   #10617
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Im positive that most people will rate it lower than me.


I think highly of it for these reasons:

1. I never bought Tobey as Spidey. Sure I accepted him since I had no choice but I always felt that he didn't embody the character. Garfield I think was perfect. His frame and size is ideal and his humor matches the comic books. I believe him as Peter Parker when with Tobey I never really bought it.

2. If not for the former trilogy, this movie would be receiving a types of accolades. It has better directing, is more realistic, and utilizes better CGI. Its nostalgia that will make everyone act like it isn't that solid. Truth is that the first flick from the former trilogy was campy, a bit cheesy, and suffered from limited effects.. Does anyone recall how The Goblin looked? Everyone is spoiled now and want bigger and better, never realizing that Te cinematography effects are vastly superior now.

3. You can't compare this first film to Spiderman 2. Whether we like it or not this is a reboot and so it's handicapped by the need to tell the origin story. From what I see, this will be the ideal catalyst for a second film where it can take many different directions. Everyone is so butthurt that they have to reimagine their image of Spidey, that they are resisting for the sake of being tempremental.

4. This version is dark and realistic.. It doesn't pander to people that want pure escapism.. So people are resisting it, since they want the campy, popular style that the previous ones had.


Im pretty sure that I'll be one of very few that really love the direction that the franchise is taking.

1. I think Tobey was better (even though I have no strong attachment to him). He was much nerdier, believable as a loser, and put the work in to getting muscular after shooting his early scenes. I just can't buy Garfield as some nerdy kid.

2. Better directing? Your opinion.

Better CGI? This is 11 years later, so naturally it could be better.

More realistic? It's a comic book movie, realism shouldn't be on the radar in my opinion. It was campier and cheesier because that's what Raimi wanted, it's a comic book movie.

4. Marvel, especially Spiderman, isn't dark. They are light, funny, colorful and a heightened reality. Why make a grittier, darker, realistic version? Batman should be dark. If you want a dark Marvel movie, maybe they should make a good Punisher? 4th time's a charm!

I guess we just differ on it, no big deal.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:39 PM   #10618
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There's a lot in this about his parents, Gwen was never in high school with Peter, Garfield is totally emo in this movie.

He's a conventionally good looking guy, tons of chicks cream over him. What exactly makes him an outcast in this? He's good looking, skateboards, is thin, gets offers to play on the football team (once he has his powers)... Oh wait, never mind that's totally uncool. At least Tobey could play nerdy and isn't a 'hunk'.


I guess we just have a different perspective on things. I dont find the departures to be all that blasphemous. Ive read dozens of different comic book stories that have taken major liberties with his origin story or details. It doesnt feel different when done in a movie. Its simply a different take or spin on the story.. at no point does it feel that they have tarnish the essential spirit of what Spiderman has always stood for.

While certain key elements concerning his parents were integral parts of the plot, I dont see how its 'a lot'. Its just a different direction that they chose to include in this story. It does partially include his parents but its not so large as to overtake the storyline.

With Gwen Stacy, again, its a story change that I am willing to go along with, its called an adaptation, not a duplication.

Garfield is not emo. Like I stated before if you are familiar with him, youll find that he has qualities that make you think soft, but it doesnt take away from the quiet intensity that he always displays in his films. If you dont like his voice which isnt deep or his hair or something thats fine.. but he aint no Patterson.. The guy can act and display actual gravitas.


And it must be a different perspective thing because in the comic books hes definitely a good looking guy that due to his intellectual nature doesnt do well with women. He aint some fugly dude in the comics. Hes exactly how you described Garfield to be. However, at no point in this movie is he seen as a hunk. Not at all. Hes clearly a nerd and displays anti social conversational behavior.

Also, I dont know where you got that 'invited to be on the football team' part, because that never happened in the movie.
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1. I think Tobey was better (even though I have no strong attachment to him). He was much nerdier, believable as a loser, and put the work in to getting muscular after shooting his early scenes. I just can't buy Garfield as some nerdy kid.

2. Better directing? Your opinion.

Better CGI? This is 11 years later, so naturally it could be better.

More realistic? It's a comic book movie, realism shouldn't be on the radar in my opinion. It was campier and cheesier because that's what Raimi wanted, it's a comic book movie.

4. Marvel, especially Spiderman, isn't dark. They are light, funny, colorful and a heightened reality. Why make a grittier, darker, realistic version? Batman should be dark. If you want a dark Marvel movie, maybe they should make a good Punisher? 4th time's a charm!

I guess we just differ on it, no big deal.
Its definitely a difference in perspective because I prefer the opposite of everything your stating..
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:56 PM   #10620
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Rock of Ages 6/10

The soundtrack was pretty good - I love 80's hair metal. I was pretty disappointed that there was no big Oh Sherrie - Steve Perry number. Maybe it was too obvious, but sometimes you have to give the audience what they want!

The acting was way over the top for the most part, Tom Cruise (though I despise him) really did a great job with his role, taking it way over the top. I felt like Brand and Baldwin stole the show, they were really funny, and showed good on screen chemistry. Catherine Zeta Jones was horrible - she can't act, was way over the top and looked like she was on medication. The male lead was a good singer, and I thought he did well with the script - however the female lead was complete ass. Another horribly cheesy pop singer being cast in a role way out of her depth. Kind of like that chick from Across the Universe, the blonde.

The story was okay, but there were a lot of holes. What can you expect from a cash cow musical turned into a cash cow of a film. Overall it was pretty enjoyable fodder. Saturday afternoon procrastinating from doing work well spent - but I wouldn't watch it again.

Also, the cinema was full of old people, and we kept getting whiffs of smelly old lady perfume (probably Oscar de le Renta) and someone in there had the world's worst farts - God awful farts.
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