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Old 07-09-2014, 01:21 AM   #14536
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BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON- 8.7/10

This movie was so damn clever. Think of a strictly slasher version of Cabin In The Woods the way it parodies and exposes the standard cliches and tropes of slasher movies but done in mockumentary form.

The main actor is hilarious as he is the next slasher killer in the vein of Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger & Jason, who are mentioned as being actual real killers, true to their movie expolits. A camera crew is doing a documentary on him as he exposes just how slashers do what they do and the prep it takes to pull off a massacre.

This movie would have gotten a 9.5 or so for what it wanted to do because it was so entertaining and creatively done but once a major twist is revealed, the ending left me kind of underwhelmed as more typical slasher fare but the concept and first 2/3's were so golden. It came on Encore very early in the morning (like 3:30 am) over the weekend and I'm so glad I decided to check it out.

It is a must see if you like slasher movies, comedy horror, satire or just a creative idea that is self aware.

Just watched this and agree with pretty much everything you said. It was hilarious and clever listening to him explain things like having to stay in tip-top shape so that he can chase victims without ever appearing winded, and sabotaging potential weapons so that they break when someone tries to use them against him. All that stuff was very entertaining. I mean, it's like a behind-the-scenes look into the "profession" of being a maniacal/supernatural killer and why they do what they do. I bet Jason would be cool to get a beer with when he isn't in character.

But then in the last 25 minutes or so the movie goes from being a very smart satirical take on horror movies to a shitty slasher flick. I think the poor acting, editing, and general production values sort of suit the mockumentary/handheld camera format, but as soon as the movie steps outside of that context the weaknesses really shine through. Still worth watching but it really ended with a whimper.

7/10

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Old 07-09-2014, 09:46 AM   #14537
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5/10

I pride myself on my good camera work. Presentation and visuals gets a 10/10. Performance was lacking due to me focusing solely on camera work. Should have got a camera man
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:05 AM   #14538
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Fargo - 8.5/10

Another Coen Brothers classic...I'm going to have to watch the TV show now as well.

If you liked the movie you should enjoy the show as well. It's done in the same sort of goofy off-kilter way as the movie, and was really good.

I also thought both Billy Bob Thornton and whoever the guy that played Lester is were amazing.
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:34 AM   #14539
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Heard from friends that the new Transformers was good, might check it out when it comes out on DVD/blu-ray. Also one of my other friends (girl) was telling me about Fault In Our Stars said she loved it and how it made her cry and was telling me to watch it so I'll also watch it when it comes out
Heard from a few friends on ish it was a piece of shit like always
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Old 07-09-2014, 02:06 PM   #14540
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Just watched this and agree with pretty much everything you said. It was hilarious and clever listening to him explain things like having to stay in tip-top shape so that he can chase victims without ever appearing winded, and sabotaging potential weapons so that they break when someone tries to use them against him. All that stuff was very entertaining. I mean, it's like a behind-the-scenes look into the "profession" of being a maniacal/supernatural killer and why they do what they do. I bet Jason would be cool to get a beer with when he isn't in character.

But then in the last 25 minutes or so the movie goes from being a very smart satirical take on horror movies to a shitty slasher flick. I think the poor acting, editing, and general production values sort of suit the mockumentary/handheld camera format, but as soon as the movie steps outside of that context the weaknesses really shine through. Still worth watching but it really ended with a whimper.

7/10

Yea the shift in tone was rather jarring. I didn't feel that really worked very well at all. It was somewhat of a bummer when the humor was absolved for becoming exactly what it was mocking.

Despite ending on a more flat note, this drew me in quickly when they showed Camp Crystal Lake, the Myers house in Haddonfield, IL, and Nancy's house on Elm Street. Plus, this takes place in Maryland and I live close to the area this was inspired by.The dude who played Leslie was just money at delivering the extremely well written script. There were all kinda of homages and tributes to the genre that were awesome. I really appreciated what it had to offer, as reflected by the very high score even including our main criticism.
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:05 PM   #14541
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Sabotage 8/10 good movie
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:08 PM   #14542
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Good movie. 9/10.
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Old 07-10-2014, 09:00 PM   #14543
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A vampire drama/romance, with very little drama and very little romance. Well, I guess once you've been married for hundreds of years there isn't a whole lot in the way of fireworks. Some interesting stuff here; for instance, Loki has been alive for so long and is such a musical genius that some of his works were passed off as that of Franz Schubert's. But is he really a musical genius or has he just been around for so long that he's had way more opportunity to learn and gain experience than the rest of us?

We don't really know how old the vamps in this movie are, but little hints are given that they're reeeaaally old throughout. Not too mention the main two are named Adam and Eve...

These vampires are sophisticated and educated. Hipster vampires. They have sources for their blood, so they don't have to kill strangers in the night because "that's so 15th century." Because of that there isn't much in the way of traditional vampire type stuff here. In a couple of scenes there's fast vampy movement and fangs, but that's it. Speaking of fangs, when they drink blood it depicts them reach a state of euphoria better than I've seen in any vampire movie ever.

I guess this movie is a character study. Nothing really happens. It's sort of just a "day in the life" sort of thing. And it's a fairly mundane day.

It's shot and scored very nicely, and all the actors turn in great performances, but I can see how people would be bored with this.

7/10

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Old 07-11-2014, 02:07 AM   #14544
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Saw "Broken City" last night didn't like it too much; based on crime and politics in NY which I'm not really into but wanted to check it out since Russell Crowe and Mark Wahlberg are in it. I also lost focus because of Chandler's situation/free agency.
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Old 07-11-2014, 02:09 AM   #14545
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Old 07-11-2014, 03:31 AM   #14546
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This is like a Curb Your Enthusiasm movie! Leon is even in it!


Along with Jon Hamm
Mr. Bookman from Seinfeld
Danny Mcbride
Bill Hader
Liev Schrieber
Kate Hudson
Michael Keaton
Eva Mendes

Larry is playing about the only character he seems to know how to play - himself. This feels like CYE mixed with a Woody Allen flick, and coincidentally Larry was in Allen's Whatever Works some years ago. Even the music at times sounds like it was lifted from CYE. That same CYE/Seinfeld brand of humor is here in spades, with Larry obsessing over things most people would find trivial, like a woman only washing her hair once a week because it takes two hours to put an intricate swirl thingy in it.

8/10

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Old 07-11-2014, 05:48 AM   #14547
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8/10. damn thing gave me a lump in my throat towards the end.

swartz reach had such a tentacled impact on not just technology, but humanity. MIT caved into political pressure and the feds made an example out of him, even as he was an integral part of voicing opposition of SOPA that was eventually defeated in 2012.

you don't need to be into computers/internet to enjoy this documentary. it involves things that can affect us all. it can potentially allow third world countries, many bright and aspiring individuals, to study journalistic and medical reviews for free. publishers are making millions in the meantime. access to knowledge shouldn't be subjugated. it shouldn't be only accessible to the privileged or the wealthy.

you have real hackers in anonymous and lulzsec actually looking to cause harm, gain credit card numbers, steal identities, make revenue, etc all during that time...and they went after swartz who went after the institutions and infrastructure.
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Old 07-11-2014, 11:32 AM   #14548
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47' ronin - 4/10
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Old 07-11-2014, 03:26 PM   #14549
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Coffee Town 8/10

Good light comedy. Some cliché moments. At times easy to guess what's next. But it succeeded at what it meant to be - light hearted and funny. This was one of the funniest movies I've seen in a while. Special nod to background characters. Had a great time watching this one.

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Old 07-11-2014, 06:48 PM   #14550
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Amazing Spiderman 2 - 4/10

Pure crap from beginning to end. Probably my least favorite Spiderman movie (comparable to Spiderman 3). Worst movie I have seen in a theater at least since Pacific Rim.
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