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Old 11-28-2012, 01:27 AM   #11551
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Life of Pi: 8/10- Look at that picture. I hadn't read the book, nor heard much about it. All I saw was the trailers and figured this was a survival tale where this boy befriends a tiger because they need each other to survive.

And if that's the story you want go watch another movie. This is a deep, confusing movie (also depressing, just to warn you) about faith, about life, and about coping. You really have to stick with it until the end and keep an open mind about it because a) It's a bit of an unreliable narrator just in that we don't know exactly how the story is unfolding whether they are direct flashbacks or just visual representation of the story he's telling. There are scenes that make NO SENSE when you watch them in context with the rest of the story (I'm sure they have other significance that a better viewer than me can pinpoint).

Visually? Stunning. From the bizarre sequences (mind boggling) to animal movement to epic action it's very good. And this is an epic tale. Well acted, well cut, from top to bottom this crew did a wonderful job and much kudos to Ang Lee.

Story wise, again, it's all very depressing. The novel maybe explains a bit more and I don't want to spoil it but if any of you see/have seen it I'd love for you to PM me cause I'd like your take on the ending, and on the overall theme.

I recommend this film, but you don't have to rush out to see it.
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:29 AM   #11552
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Skyfall... 7/10

Is it just me or did it seem like a Batman prequel or something?
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:58 AM   #11553
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Gladiator 9.9/10

You have excellent taste in movies, I'll tell you that much.
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:34 AM   #11554
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21 Jump Street. 3/10. Just didn't find this movie that funny like most people.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:33 PM   #11555
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Saw Skyfall today. One of the best Bonds ever. Think on your sins. Grade: A-
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:50 PM   #11556
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Damn, the new Les Miserables cast is loaded with good actors. Ill prob read the bool after my semester is over and then catch the movie around new years.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:09 PM   #11557
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Baraka
Watched this while lit, and it was pretty good, i definitely recommend it while lit. Certain parts of the film are chilling and sneak up on you out of nowhere. Very good directing. 9/10

Faces of Death (the original)
After Baraka we watched this and it is insane how violent humanity is, especially white people; they are on a whole new level and if you don't believe me just think about the Mengele's twins experiment. Got damn. I had seen this film as a kid but when your high its a much different experience. The cult leader who had people eating the dead and having an orgy during it? Damn. 8/10

Speed Racer
This is a really fun film to watch. Even when it first came out i felt like it was going under the radar. Visually it looks cool, the story is cool and a lot of it feels like the old cartoon. Its just an overall cool/fun movie, especially the races. 7/10

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Old 11-29-2012, 08:13 PM   #11558
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God damn Thorp your reviews are so indepth
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:42 PM   #11559
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I did a Google search to see if anyone in this thread viewed/rated Precious. It didn't exactly find any results, but that can't be right, can it? There has to be thousands of reviews/rates in here, and not a single one for Precious?

Anywho, I know many of you have see that beast - and - I originally seen it a few years ago, but seen it again just here recently, and it reconfirmed my initial reaction of "damn, what a great, powerful moving movie" ...

The main character (can't recall the actress' name) played the role perfectly, and it's sad she'll never really play additional roles in future films b/c her look (big fat black girl) isn't going to be a highly desired part for movies. She's a damn good actress.

I give it 9.5 out of 10.

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Old 11-29-2012, 11:26 PM   #11560
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Amazing Spider-Man - 7/10
Ted - 7/10
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:47 PM   #11561
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Amazing Spider-Man - 7/10
Ted - 7/10

I watched Ted in the theater. I wasn't expecting some masterpiece comedy on the level of say Knocked Up or Hangover for example(s), but I was just a bit underwhelmed. There were a couple of super hilarious scenes, but not enough to have me itching to see it again and again (like say the original Friday or Ace Ventura 2: When Nature Calls).
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:58 PM   #11562
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I did a Google search to see if anyone in this thread viewed/rated Precious. It didn't exactly find any results, but that can't be right, can it? There has to be thousands of reviews/rates in here, and not a single one for Precious?

Anywho, I know many of you have see that beast - and - I originally seen it a few years ago, but seen it again just here recently, and it reconfirmed my initial reaction of "damn, what a great, powerful moving movie" ...

The main character (can't recall the actress' name) played the role perfectly, and it's sad she'll never really play additional roles in future films b/c her look (big fat black girl) isn't going to be a highly desired part for movies. She's a damn good actress.

I give it 9.5 out of 10.

Maybe, but she snagged a recurring role on Showtime's the Big C. She was great in Precious, and so was Monique who I always thought was a turrible actress. But the writing and direction was on point, so it all worked out.

Just looked up her IMDB, looks like she was in Tower Heist, Seven Psychopaths, and has another flick she's working on. So she's doing pretty well considering.

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God damn Thorp your reviews are so indepth

I always enjoy reading Thorpe's movie reviews, and his posts in general.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:02 AM   #11563
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Maybe, but she snagged a recurring role on Showtime's the Big C. She was great in Precious, and so was Monique who I always thought was a turrible actress. But the writing and direction was on point, so it all worked out.

Just looked up her IMDB, looks like she was in Tower Heist, Seven Psychopaths, and has another flick she's working on. So she's doing pretty well considering.



I always enjoy reading Thorpe's movie reviews, and his posts in general.

DonDadda, from what I've read you typically have really good tastes in films. Have you seen anything good recently you'd recommend? Have you seen Flight, or plan/desire to?

*edit*

Oh, and Thorp also does video game reviews very well too. He'd make a great "professional" reviewer for some type of newspaper outfit or something.

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Old 11-30-2012, 12:07 AM   #11564
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DonDadda, from what I've read you typically have really good tastes in films. Have you seen anything good recently you'd recommend? Have you seen Flight, or plan/desire to?

Saw Flight, but I didn't catch the very end since I had a meeting I had to duck out to. But Denzel was great, John Goodman was hilarious and I wish he was in it more, the plot was solid but a bit slow in parts. The plane crash scene was intense. Overall I'd give it a 7.5/10... but again, I missed the last 10 min or so.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:30 AM   #11565
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Saw Skyfall today. One of the best Bonds ever. Think on your sins. Grade: A-
You don't like Nolan's Batman movies, yet Skyfall, a direct rip off you consider an A- film ...
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