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Old 01-21-2013, 03:12 AM   #11956
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Life of Pi

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this and 8.5/10 Les Miserables

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Old 01-21-2013, 03:27 AM   #11957
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I would imagine popular opinion is something in the ballpark of 6-7 out of 10 rating, predictable, gimmick theme, etc and to some extent you're at least somewhat right.

... but ...

This movie to me is 8.5-9 out of 10, easily. Highly entertaining beginning to end; the "B Movie" level characters plays their roles with professional level performance, and overall, it's just a fast-paced, couple twists and turns here and there, surprising blink of an eye appearances from cult favorites (such as Gibson and Chris Rock).

Damn good movie. Never got enough credit or buzz.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:27 AM   #11958
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Flight 8/10

Is it already on media release or you seen at the theater?
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:27 AM   #11959
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Sword of the Stranger. 7/10

The Last Stand. 6/10
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:48 AM   #11960
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Is it already on media release or you seen at the theater?

It came to a cheap theater near where I live.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:13 AM   #11961
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MAMA - 7.5/10

I liked it, those little girls crawling all over the place were creepy as f*ck.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:30 AM   #11962
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Quarantine 2 - negative 2 of out ten.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:18 AM   #11963
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Falling Down



Surefire cult-classic, and a personal favorite of mine. I remember first watching this flick when I was in early middle-school, so I wasn't old enough to fully appreciate the movie for what it is/was - which was a B movie that would be clowned and frowned upon by critics - but eventually and ultimately solidifying itself as a highly adored, cherished, adventure ... that never seems to get old.

I probably overrate Falling Down and am probably a bit biased but I give it 8/10, easy.

This is my mom's favorite Douglas movie, hands down. The "brief case" scene gets an automatic laugh from her, no matter what.





Love and Basketball: 8/10

Sanaa Lathan looks literally like an angel in this flick. A competitive, jump shot shooting, charge taking angel, who's temper sometimes gets her in trouble on the basketball court. Omar Epps plays her love interest, who's also a baller himself, and the way they evolve as people throughout the movie with their respective families was really touching.

This movie's "style" had that "made for tv" feel at times, but the central story never really gets too complicated or thought provoking anyway. It just does a great job of handling black people and family life during the 80s as simply that; PEOPLE, who have ups and downs, and highs and lows like everyone else.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:46 AM   #11964
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Seven psychopaths 8/10

A brilliant thriller from the writer of "In Bruge" Sam Rockwell proves himself as one of the most under rated actors out there. Brilliant plot twists with solid writing all the while poking fun at cliches. Well worth watching!
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:45 AM   #11965
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21 Jump Street - 7/10

I love films that relish of their ridiculousness, but not forgetting the human elements of the story. Overall direction was very good. Chase scenes are standouts. Quite surprised with the level of violence of the shootout in the hotel.

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Old 01-22-2013, 10:35 AM   #11966
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Zero Dark Thirty - 8.5/10

Very well done film. I was actually born in Abbottabad and have been back many times, the latest being in 2010. They did a great job of portraying Pakistan, even though it was filmed in India for those parts. Some small parts were inaccurate like which language was being spoken in Abbottabad and also that it's more like a 3 hour drive from Islamabad to Abt, not 45 minutes lol.

The shootings in Khobar, Saudi Arabia in the film are also very real and I remember living in Saudi at the time when that happened. Our compound's American population took a nosedive as everyone moved their families out.

Jessia Chastain was breathtaking. Freaking gorgeous but cold blooded at the same time.

As for the torture, I like how this exposes the CIA a bit to the general public. The water boarding was hard to watch, but it was necessary. The whole rhetoric of being the country of moral stature and freedom is really all bullshit from the government. I don't believe that a whole lot has changed either since Obama's come into power. Sure it's harder but Americans torture and kill people around the world every single day...and the general populace is clueless to it all.

Couldn't help but also think that this whole mess that has ensued in the middle east is very much in part because the U.S. has put itself in a position to make these lunatics want to attack them. Afghanistan and Iraq have to be two of the most embarrassing campaigns in military history for a superpower nation.

Good film overall. Freaking idiots were laughing at the most serious parts...like when the family inside the compound were being shot...or when the guy was like "Osamaaa" as he was looking for him. Shameless uncultured and misinformed American youth
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:04 AM   #11967
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Eastern Promises - 8.5/10

Dat acting by Viggo Mortensen...
Amazing performance.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:56 AM   #11968
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Zero Dark Thirty - 8.5/10

Very well done film. I was actually born in Abbottabad and have been back many times, the latest being in 2010. They did a great job of portraying Pakistan, even though it was filmed in India for those parts. Some small parts were inaccurate like which language was being spoken in Abbottabad and also that it's more like a 3 hour drive from Islamabad to Abt, not 45 minutes lol.

The shootings in Khobar, Saudi Arabia in the film are also very real and I remember living in Saudi at the time when that happened. Our compound's American population took a nosedive as everyone moved their families out.

Jessia Chastain was breathtaking. Freaking gorgeous but cold blooded at the same time.

As for the torture, I like how this exposes the CIA a bit to the general public. The water boarding was hard to watch, but it was necessary. The whole rhetoric of being the country of moral stature and freedom is really all bullshit from the government. I don't believe that a whole lot has changed either since Obama's come into power. Sure it's harder but Americans torture and kill people around the world every single day...and the general populace is clueless to it all.

Couldn't help but also think that this whole mess that has ensued in the middle east is very much in part because the U.S. has put itself in a position to make these lunatics want to attack them. Afghanistan and Iraq have to be two of the most embarrassing campaigns in military history for a superpower nation.

Good film overall. Freaking idiots were laughing at the most serious parts...like when the family inside the compound were being shot...or when the guy was like "Osamaaa" as he was looking for him. Shameless uncultured and misinformed American youth
Same rating. Some found the first 45mins or so boring but I found it brilliant. It accurately depicts the frustration of the intelligence community of finding the lead to Bin Laden. The first time Chastain's character appears on screen we see her as a rookie then she becomes a grizzled veteran by the middle of the movie. It's plot driven but it never lost sight of its main character.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:11 PM   #11969
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Sleepwalk With Me: 8/10- Mike Birbiglia is one of, if not absolutely, my favorite current comic. So of course when this showed up on the Netflix I jumped on it. And boy what a ride this was!

It starts slow, and he incorporates his stand-up material a little weird at times in odd transition scenes, but this kind of endears it a little bit. It looks and feels like an indie movie, not one of those well polished indie movies that surprises you to learn that it was independent. So the sloppy stuff kind of makes it more accessible in a way.

Lets get down to the content. Birbiglia is hilarious, and he plays the same character as his stand up routines (which I am convinced is just him). But it goes from being this indie comedy about this kind of loser guy, to being a really good examination of a failing relationship that started failing when it began. And man it's pretty heartbreaking because you can see it the WHOLE time and they're just both wasting their lives and at the end he goes back to talk to her later and asks some questions and her answers are really poignant and... it's just shocking how quickly this story turns into a failed relationship and this guy who is really kind of Sleepwalking (NAME DROP!) through his life.

The Sleepwalking sequences are interesting too. Really really weird.

I highly recommend it for all, and I say it's required viewing for Birbiglia fans. Also I believe at least one of his specials is on Netflix as well so watch it.
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:48 AM   #11970
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Same rating. Some found the first 45mins or so boring but I found it brilliant. It accurately depicts the frustration of the intelligence community of finding the lead to Bin Laden. The first time Chastain's character appears on screen we see her as a rookie then she becomes a grizzled veteran by the middle of the movie. It's plot driven but it never lost sight of its main character.

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