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Old 01-16-2013, 01:26 AM   #11341
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But other than that 8 out of 10?

What MAJOR health problems did he have and how do you know that for a FACT?
In the late 90's, maybe around '97 or '98 he was reported on being treated in hospitals for a degenerative genetic disease of some kind. I forget the name, a little bit of research will help you find it if you have questions. It was even reported CIA members visited him while in the hospital. Clinton at the time, aware of where he was, at no point pulled the trigger on an attempt on his life.

None of this sounds overly convenient to you, or sketchy?

As for the movie, some stand out performances. It depicted a believable reality. I just found in parts it was kind of slow, and un interesting. But 8/10? That's a very good movie. I readily admit. And like I said, the actors performances were top notch.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:50 PM   #11342
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Zero Dark Thirty- 8.5/10

Extremely well executed. Kathyrn Bigelow was flat out robbed of an Oscar nom (along with Affleck). None of the other films nominated were as well directed as those two IMO. The film had a run time of 2 1/2 hours, but it didn't lag at any points. The tension and the stakes remained high the whole way through. Also enjoyed the great, naturalistic performances especially from Chastain and Clarke. It was a welcome change from some of the recent flicks I've seen with ridiculous, over-the-top, caricatures in place of real characters.

It was was nice seeing the operation from it's early foundation in torture rooms (allegedly, depending on which version you believe) to trailing the courier and then finally the actual raid, all while following the person/people who were the brains behind the entire thing. The academy should write a formal apology to Ms. Bigelow for this terrible oversight.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:35 AM   #11343
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In the late 90's, maybe around '97 or '98 he was reported on being treated in hospitals for a degenerative genetic disease of some kind. I forget the name, a little bit of research will help you find it if you have questions. It was even reported CIA members visited him while in the hospital. Clinton at the time, aware of where he was, at no point pulled the trigger on an attempt on his life.

None of this sounds overly convenient to you, or sketchy?

As for the movie, some stand out performances. It depicted a believable reality. I just found in parts it was kind of slow, and un interesting. But 8/10? That's a very good movie. I readily admit. And like I said, the actors performances were top notch.

I believe he was also on dialysis for kidney failure too.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:27 AM   #11344
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Dat ****ing Django spoiler in the 3rd sentence of JohnDeers review.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:30 AM   #11345
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Dat ****ing Django spoiler in the 3rd sentence of JohnDeers review.

Never read reviews of movies you plan on seeing but haven't.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:42 AM   #11346
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Haunted House - 5/10

Had some moments, but was just garbage overall and made to appeal to a specific audience.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:00 AM   #11347
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Never read reviews of movies you plan on seeing but haven't.
Most of the reviews on here dont' have spoilers and if they do, I at least get a warning. I'm sure I'm not alone in reading them to decide if I want to see something. A few guys in here have some nice reviews.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:02 AM   #11348
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Most of the reviews on here dont' have spoilers and if they do, I at least get a warning. I'm sure I'm not alone in reading them to decide if I want to see something. A few guys in here have some nice reviews.

Ok, I hear you. Personally, if there is a movie I plan on seeing I never read the long reviews, because the longer the review the more likely they get into details I don't want to know.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:09 AM   #11349
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The Watch


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One of the worst movies I saw all year
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:14 AM   #11350
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Ok, I hear you. Personally, if there is a movie I plan on seeing I never read the long reviews, because the longer the review the more likely they get into details I don't want to know.
Yea I'm the same. I saw that it was just a paragraph so I figured I'd be ok, or at least be able to bail at the end. So much for that.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:46 AM   #11351
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Gangster Squad?

So atrocious, I walked out within the first 25 minutes.

Gosling's delivery and charisma was awesome, but the rest was god awful. It was beyond cheesy. I thought it was going to be a gritty time piece, based on real world events. At least closer in spirit to the Untouchables.

This movie was like Dick Tracy, without acknowledging how absurd it was. The performances cliche, over the top and cartoony. The score, horrendously cheesy. The dialogue? If you could put it on chips, it'd be nachos. Sean Penn? Over the top and corny.

The look of the film, overly stylized and a cheap imitation of Zach Snyder. Just an atrocious experience.

The movie acts like it's being earnest, yet it's heinously over the top and whimsical.

Did you get your money back?

Uhh I saw Jack Reacher and Iron Sky. Pass on both, not even worth reviews really, just ho hum.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:26 AM   #11352
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Gangster Squad?

So atrocious, I walked out within the first 25 minutes.

Gosling's delivery and charisma was awesome, but the rest was god awful. It was beyond cheesy. I thought it was going to be a gritty time piece, based on real world events. At least closer in spirit to the Untouchables.

This movie was like Dick Tracy, without acknowledging how absurd it was. The performances cliche, over the top and cartoony. The score, horrendously cheesy. The dialogue? If you could put it on chips, it'd be nachos. Sean Penn? Over the top and corny.

The look of the film, overly stylized and a cheap imitation of Zach Snyder. Just an atrocious experience.

The movie acts like it's being earnest, yet it's heinously over the top and whimsical.

You should have sat through it. In my opinion it gets much better towards the end, when the action picks up.

Still, it was far from what I expected it to be. Like you, I expected a good, gritty, dark gangster movie, and not some cliche hollywood good (rogue) cops vs bad criminals story. I really like Sean Penn as an actor, but there was no excuse for what he did to that character.. Like a bad impression of Scarface. Some horrible bad guy lines like:"once we get this operation going, we will rule the entire west coast", really don't help either. Of course the good cop's gf is pregnant (with a boy nonethelss) and her life is treathened, but he won't give up his job eventhough she wasnt him to etc. etc. It's all there.
The first 15 moments I was just sitting there like: wtf they can't be serious with this sh*t. I really didn't expect the movie to be like this, eventhough the Jay-Z song in the trailer kinda gave it away (I mean.. it's a 70's gangster movie).
Still, I couldn't hate the movie and in the end I was rooting for the good guys, who you know would win from the opening credits (if there were any). The action was nice and there were some funny moments as well.

I give it a 6/10.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:42 PM   #11353
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Yea I'm the same. I saw that it was just a paragraph so I figured I'd be ok, or at least be able to bail at the end. So much for that.
The film's strength doesn't lie in its plotline; it's a very, very basic series of events, so going in knowing that won't ruin your enjoyment. I'm certain of that.

And every movie review has a spoiler or two in it. You can't discuss a film, really, without discussing some aspects of what went on in it.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:46 PM   #11354
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The Last Stand - It is far from perfect, but it was entertaining. That said, I hope the director sticks to Korean films where he can do exactly what he wants to do rather than have to conform to Hollywood demands. Also, it was fun to see Arnold back at it in a starring role. 7/10
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:17 PM   #11355
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Fighting



8/10

Surprisingly, I was very entertained watching this. I just wish there were more fight(s)(ing) instead of being character relationships/drama. The fight scenes were done well, not predictable (which is good, obviously), realistic, complemented with a sweet soundtrack.

Anyone else seen this? Thoughts?
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