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Old 10-21-2012, 07:07 AM   #11416
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8.25/10. just a quirky, fun movie. pretty tempted to bump it to 8.5 as i feel this might be wes anderson's best film since 'rushmore' and maybe best film overall.

if you're not a fan of anderson, give this movie one last shot. if you still don't like him, well, i guess he just doesn't suit you.

i know some of his main criticisms are that he's 'artsy' and pretentious/hipster. he really doesn't follow a formula though. don't get me wrong...if you're familiar with him, you know this is an anderson film. i just feel he was able to blend just about everything together to really create a nice story in this one.

i don't like to make the comparison but it reminds me of a shakespearean comedy. tons of irony and over the top moments that just engages the audience.

he also harkens back a lot and some of those little details remind me of the coen bros. they take entirely different approaches, but i really feel that they reach similar conclusions in a roundabout way.

the way anderson shoots....again, this is either something that annoys the crap out of you or you roll with it. i personally am in the latter category. i'd take his style over shaky cam, lame CGI and fish lens garbage. nice timing with his shots. the one main criticism i've always had is that his sets always look forced and unnatural. he needs to messy it up a bit and take some chances. his sets look like 'hollywood' sets and that's never a good sign. borrow from nature and the real world more and don't worry about 'square' costume design.

there's some really nice unexpected lines here. i just about lol'd when bill murray straight up lifted the tent and willis' character just put his car in reverse. then there was the 'sir, do you have your medicine?' line.

the first half of the movie is about as action packed as you get for an anderson film. that's not a ton so take it for what it's worth. this is a movie that will make you smile, think, feel hopeful and feel somewhat sad at the same time. i'd say that's pretty good.

oh, it's also some of the best kid acting storytelling i've seen since the sandlot, goonies, ET and super 8. it ranks way up there. i wouldn't really disagree with anyone that called this anderson's apex thus far.

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Old 10-21-2012, 10:18 AM   #11417
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Psycho-8.2/10

I've been meaning to get to this movie for a long time since I've heard such good things about it. Didn't disappoint at all. The creepy music played in time with the static camera angles made for a really dark and suspenseful atmosphere. I haven't seen many of Hitchcock's work, but based on this, I think I'm going to check out some of his other stuff.
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:03 PM   #11418
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Safety Not Guaranteed - 8/10
I remember when the meme hit it big on YTMND so I was really curious to see what they did with this idea. I came away very pleased. This was just an overall light and pleasant movie about a couple of people who feel like they don't fit in. The strange part of this was that some of the better moments in the movie revolved around the secondary characters (Jeff and Arnau). There were times where the chemistry between the two primary characters wasn't working for me but it came together nicely at the end with an interesting twist. This is how you can be a very good indie movie without overdoing the "quirk" factor.


Seeking a Friend for the End of the World - 7/10
I think that's a generous score. I feel like the movie wasn't "7/10" good but it kinda won me over on an emotional level solely based on Steve Carrell's performance. This is basically a lighter Hollywood-rehash of Last Night (1998) which was a far superior movie about people dealing with the end of the world. Seriously, anyone that liked this and hasn't seen Last Night, go watch that. I really liked the first 30 minutes of this but then there were some strange shifts in tone and a couple awful scenes (the cop/jail). I also can't get over the idea that a single-engine plane could make a cross-Atlantic flight. What were the writers thinking?!? But then you have Steve Carrell who can create a sympathetic character in his sleep and you're enjoying every scene he's the focus of.
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:19 PM   #11419
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So the last 3rd of Killer Joe got really weird...
For a moment there I thought you were talking about Looper..lol
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:19 AM   #11420
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For a moment there I thought you were talking about Looper..lol
Way weirder. Gina Gershon gives a blowjob to a chicken leg. Really.
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:29 AM   #11421
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Way weirder. Gina Gershon gives a blowjob to a chicken leg. Really.

Such an awesome movie. That scene was just like what in the f*ck, could feel the craziness

As for Emile Hirsch I think he's a decent actor, atleast from what I've seen. Speed Racer he was whatever. Didn't like the film, didn't hate him or like him in it. Into the Wild, The Dangerous Lives of Alter Boys, Girl Next Door were all good flicks\performances. I liked Alphadog but no clue how others felt about that, his performance was similar to Speed Racer for me. Somebody did actually just say they seen the Darkest Hour and he was awful in it tho

Haven't seen Milk but heard he was good in it. Killer Joe thought he was decent\good flick. Forgot Lords of Dogtown too, another good flick that he was pretty good in IMO.

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Old 10-22-2012, 12:53 AM   #11422
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Way weirder. Gina Gershon gives a blowjob to a chicken leg. Really.
My fantasy has come true..


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Old 10-22-2012, 01:40 AM   #11423
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Psycho-8.2/10

I've been meaning to get to this movie for a long time since I've heard such good things about it. Didn't disappoint at all. The creepy music played in time with the static camera angles made for a really dark and suspenseful atmosphere. I haven't seen many of Hitchcock's work, but based on this, I think I'm going to check out some of his other stuff.

Some other must see Hitchcock movies:
North By Northwest
Rear Window
Vertigo
Strangers on a Train
The Birds

The two I haven't seen yet but feel I really must are Rope and Dial M for Murder.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:10 PM   #11424
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End of Watch: 10/10. Okay probably not 10/10, but I thought it was a pretty damn awesome movie. Obviously it was filmed in a way to give it a more raw and realistic look into the potential dangers of a cops life in some of the worst neighborhoods in the country. I think it did a pretty good job of that. Some times Gyllenhall's (sp?) acting irked me a bit though. Not to mention that I very much enjoy looking at:



her. When she was singing along to 'Hey Ma' by Cam'ron I officially fell in love.
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:20 PM   #11425
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Just watched American Psycho for the first time.

My mind is full of fuck right now. Probably should have payed full attention all the way through. Maybe I still wouldn't have understood it. Or maybe thats the point.

Anyway, I liked it a lot, even with the confusion. Definitely an odd movie but Christian Bale was great. He had some great monologues.
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:40 PM   #11426
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^

one of my favorite movies

the movie is like a comedy / psychothriller

All the lines are great

I suggest reading the book
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:51 PM   #11427
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End of Watch: 10/10. Okay probably not 10/10, but I thought it was a pretty damn awesome movie. Obviously it was filmed in a way to give it a more raw and realistic look into the potential dangers of a cops life in some of the worst neighborhoods in the country. I think it did a pretty good job of that. Some times Gyllenhall's (sp?) acting irked me a bit though. Not to mention that I very much enjoy looking at:



her. When she was singing along to 'Hey Ma' by Cam'ron I officially fell in love.


I didn't give it a 10, but I reviewed it a bit back and agree completely. Totally enjoyed the gritty feel of it. Really liked the pacing. I also totally fell for her as much as Gyllenhall did. I really enjoyed the sort of miscellaneous cases they did.
I think my only gripe was that the cartel/human trafficking thing didn't make a ton of sense, but whatever. I really enjoyed it too.
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:23 PM   #11428
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*SPOILERS*

Equilibrium: 5/10- This movie had some interesting ideas. But I feel like it botched it a bit. It was a collection of errors that brought the whole movie down. Nothing TOO major except for one flaw that I perceived.

Lemme get that out of the way first. I had a hard time swallowing the idea of the whole injection thing. I understand it was after a war, but I really have a hard time believing people would willingly subject to that. Now maybe it wasn't really willingly, but that's never mentioned or anything. This flaw nagged at me, and wouldn't let up. I think that this movie would ACTUALLY be served well by a little bit of a prequel.

So other than that it's just a bunch of little stuff. The sets were boring, generic dystopian stuff. It was painfully clear the whole reveal thing at the end with the Father to me, so why wouldn't the supposed best logician guy be able to decipher that? Especially AFTER he starts feeling because doubt must be something that became more powerful for him. In fact there were multiple times where he seems like a complete idiot. The finale was way to fast. Slow in the beginning, bloated middle, and then a rushed ending.

Speaking of a rushed ending, I thought it was a cop out to have the final fight between the two clerics be like 5 second long. It's supposed to be what I assume are the two best clerics going at it, and they did before and it was an even match. But it seemed like the director had to cut the fight short because of the following gun kata fight. I felt cheated, because you can see it building, and I wanted to see masters going at it. Not only that but Taye Diggs was actually good in this movie. Maybe because the role involved suppressing emotion, but he was a good bad guy, and I think set up to be the better final boss type guy.

And why was Father so good at gun kata? He can't possible be training as much and as hard as the clerics.

All of these just add up, making this movie passable, but falling far short of what it could be. In better hands this could have been a great sci-fi flick, but as it is it's just another mediocre flick. Gun kata was cool, some of the shots were good, but it really should have been better.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:07 PM   #11429
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The Cabin in the Woods

7.5 out of 10

Better than I thought. Good sci-fi and action sequences. Also a good amount of gore.

I recommend.
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:50 PM   #11430
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Stupid ass f*cking theater in our town already stopped playing The Master.
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