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pedro
04-12-2009, 02:19 AM
I just went and saw "I love you man"

I thought it was great.

The Baumer
04-12-2009, 02:50 AM
I was cold on I Love You, Man.

I thought Observe & Report was very funny and dark and I enjoyed it very much.

KittyDuran
04-12-2009, 08:51 AM
The Day the Earth Stood Still last weekend - not a big Keanu fan but he's OK with this role. But the special effects are what sells the movie. Not so much as a "remake" but more of a "re-telling/up-grade". Went and got the special 3-disc yesterday with the original 1951 release on it.

oneupper
04-12-2009, 11:08 AM
I would like to thank everyone on this thread for helping me fill up my Blockbuster.com queue.

Just Saw "The Royal Tennenbaums". Watchable. Different. Yes. Great? Not for me.

also recently
Jouney to the Center of the Earth. Nice Family Flick. He's not the greatest actor but Brendan Fraser comes across so likeable. The Islandic girl (she is actually Islandic) is nice to look at.

Persepolis: Cartoon/Political Documentary (not for kids) about the life of an Iranian girl/woman. Very interesting. Recommended.

And I'll join in the chorus of accolades for "In Bruges". Good movie.

GAC
04-12-2009, 07:35 PM
The Day the Earth Stood Still last weekend - not a big Keanu fan but he's OK with this role. But the special effects are what sells the movie. Not so much as a "remake" but more of a "re-telling/up-grade". Went and got the special 3-disc yesterday with the original 1951 release on it.

Kids got a copy. Yet to watch it. Not a big fan of Keanu Reeves.

When the disintegrate Giants stadium, did they find Hoffa? :p:

GAC
04-12-2009, 07:37 PM
Jouney to the Center of the Earth. Nice Family Flick. He's not the greatest actor but Brendan Fraser comes across so likeable.

Liked his Mummy movies - but not this one. And you're right about Brendan Frasier. Not a great actor, but likable.

GAC
04-12-2009, 07:39 PM
My daughter Rachel just watched The Boy In The Striped Pajamas. I watched it the other day. She told me she didn't like this movie one bit - because of the ending, which is quite disturbing.

But well worth the watch.

I like raiding the $5 DVD bins at Walmart.

Picked up The Robe with Richard Burton and Jean Simmons. Haven't seen this movie in years.

Also got a Clint Eastwood triple feature that had Every Which But Loose, Any Which Way You Can, and Honky Tonk Man.

"Right turn Clyde!" :lol:

marcshoe
04-12-2009, 09:47 PM
I watched "The Man Who Would be King" Wednesday through Friday in class (we're studying Victorian lit and had just read a Kipling story.) Still a great movie 34 years later. Connery, Caine, and John Huston were indeed kings.

WMR
04-12-2009, 09:59 PM
The Orphanage.

Watch it. Immediately. Awesome film.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/orfanato/

Redsfaithful
04-12-2009, 10:04 PM
I just went and saw "I love you man"

I thought it was great.

Wife and I went and saw this a week ago, really enjoyed it. Paul Rudd is underrated.

The Baumer
04-12-2009, 10:07 PM
Oh yeah I also saw the French film the Class, which was great and very refreshing. Most every scene was basically a class room conversation between the teacher and his class but it still managed to be interesting and have a story build. However, I would probably never ever want to watch it again.

pedro
04-12-2009, 10:29 PM
Wife and I went and saw this a week ago, really enjoyed it. Paul Rudd is underrated.

He's a master at being a doofus.

camisadelgolf
04-12-2009, 10:54 PM
The Orphanage.

Watch it. Immediately. Awesome film.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/orfanato/
:thumbup: I just watched it for the first time last week, and I really enjoyed it.

Jack Burton
04-12-2009, 11:59 PM
Mon oncle d'Amérique

I thought it was very well done.

smith288
04-13-2009, 12:14 AM
Ok, I'll do it.

Saw the hannah montana flick with the little girls and I have to admit, it was better than I was expecting. Not as stupid as the show and was pretty heartwarming father daughter stuff.

I would recommend it to dads with little girls.

We took our girls as a suprise and the expression on her face was worth the price of admission

919191
04-13-2009, 01:07 AM
The remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still. Just finished it. Guess there were better choices.


Saw Austraia this weekend. Not too bad at all.

RichRed
04-13-2009, 09:20 AM
Wife and I went and saw this a week ago, really enjoyed it. Paul Rudd is underrated.

Agree, Paul Rudd is hilarious. I don't think he gets credit for his comedic chops because of his "pretty boy" looks.

leakbrewergator
04-13-2009, 10:08 AM
I always think Rudd stands out more than other actors in the films he's in. Even in his minor roles in 40 yr ol Virgin and Forgetting Sarah Marshall he was hilarious. I liked him best in Knocked Up.

BoydsOfSummer
04-13-2009, 05:58 PM
Saw the Onion movie the other night. It had some pretty funny stuff. A lot of racial stuff, but not necessarily racist.

GAC
04-13-2009, 07:58 PM
Watched The Madness of King George. Been years since I saw it last. Nigel Hawthorne gives an excellent performance.

cincyinco
04-18-2009, 03:10 AM
I watched "The Man Who Would be King" Wednesday through Friday in class (we're studying Victorian lit and had just read a Kipling story.) Still a great movie 34 years later. Connery, Caine, and John Huston were indeed kings.

One of my all time favorites. I used to have it on DVD but lost it in a move. Its been a while, may need to go pick it up again.

The Baumer
04-18-2009, 07:03 AM
Watched State of Play tonight. One of those very interesting but ultimately forgettable slick, windy thrillers.

*BaseClogger*
04-18-2009, 03:29 PM
I got to see Shawshank Redemption for the first time on Thursday night. Boy am I glad too. That was one of the best films I have ever seen with a great ending too! :thumbup:

*BaseClogger*
04-19-2009, 03:13 AM
I just finished watching Fight Club. It was not what I expected at all; it had a very distinct American Psycho-like quality to it. On the whole I liked it, but wouldn't call it great or anything. I liked the beginning and end but the middle seemed a little weak...

The Baumer
04-19-2009, 04:17 AM
Just saw Knowing. Surprisingly good!

Redhook
04-19-2009, 08:31 AM
I got to see Shawshank Redemption for the first time on Thursday night. Boy am I glad too. That was one of the best films I have ever seen with a great ending too! :thumbup:

Good for you. It's my favorite movie. It's definitely one of the better movies of all time.

*BaseClogger*
04-19-2009, 03:57 PM
http://www.imdb.com/chart/top

redsfanmia
04-19-2009, 08:22 PM
I got to see Shawshank Redemption for the first time on Thursday night. Boy am I glad too. That was one of the best films I have ever seen with a great ending too! :thumbup:

I wish I could see that movie for the first time again.

Redsfaithful
04-20-2009, 12:46 AM
Continuing with Paul Rudd I guess, wife and I watched Role Models tonight, nothing earth shattering, but it was a cute movie.

Redsfaithful
04-20-2009, 12:47 AM
Also watched Let the Right One In last night, probably the best vampire movie I've ever seen. Which is kind of a backhanded compliment, but it shouldn't be taken that way, very good film. Have been wanting to see it for awhile, and Netflix just put it on their Watch Instantly title list so I took advantage.

RedlegJake
04-20-2009, 02:35 AM
Saw Hancock this weekend, and Iron Man. Hancock was stupidly goofy yet still managed to be okay. Interesting angle on being a superhero. Iron Man was an excellent super-hero genre movie.

redsmetz
04-21-2009, 09:26 AM
I wish I could see that movie for the first time again.

It's interesting to me, but I've never been a fan of the horror genre and have read little Stephen King, but I like his non-horror flicks. I've only read The Green Mile and liked the movie, loved Shawshank and Stand By Me. Perhaps the mostly horrific King vehicle I've watched is Misery and Kathy Bates was fairly demented in her Oscar winning role. But his other stuff, I just don't have the stomach for - no knock on the films, just not my cup of tea. But Shawshank, such great performances and characters; just a well told story.

redsmetz
04-21-2009, 09:30 AM
My wife and I went and saw a preview of The Soloist. It was a good film, differing from the book in some significant ways. Most didn't deter from the story, but a couple of did. Good performances from both Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx. My only beef was that I thought the movie makers gave short shrift to the other characters. They were portrayed as less than they were in the book. There was a kindness to some of them, genuinely interested in reaching out to Ayers that is completely missing in the film and that's a shame because they were extraordinary and I don't understand, other than giving in to cliches, as to why they were not portrayed the way they actually were.

Still a good movie and I'd recommend it, but I'd highly recommend reading the book.

SunDeck
04-21-2009, 01:21 PM
Bolt. was. awful.

Redsfaithful
04-21-2009, 08:03 PM
Saw Bolt with my nieces before Christmas last year, I didn't think it was terrible for a kids movie. The hamster was amusing.

BuckeyeRed27
04-21-2009, 08:27 PM
I've recently seen Observe and Report, I Love You Man and Fast and the Furious. I liked them all and would certainly recommend. My favorite was Fast and the Furious....really good action.

RedsFan75
04-21-2009, 09:13 PM
Monsters v. Aliens. Was cute.

redsfanmia
04-21-2009, 09:14 PM
I went to see I Love You Man today and loved it. It was a good movie a pleasent surprise.

George Foster
04-21-2009, 10:26 PM
Rented "7 pounds." Very good movie. It's a dark movie. It will make you think. It's worth 2 hours of your time.

smith288
04-22-2009, 11:41 AM
Saw Disaster Movie. I dont think I have ever seen a more pointless, unfunny comedy in all my days.

BoydsOfSummer
04-22-2009, 02:28 PM
Rented "7 pounds." Very good movie. It's a dark movie. It will make you think. It's worth 2 hours of your time.


Agreed. I thought it was very good.

RedEye
04-23-2009, 10:10 PM
Saw Fast & Furious last week. Wow. Vin Diesel's character is omnipotent... and the movie is very bad.

BUTLER REDSFAN
04-25-2009, 09:18 PM
The new Star Trek movie getting rave reviews.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/star_trek_11/

Chip R
04-26-2009, 07:16 PM
I saw about the last 3/4 of The Lion In Winter last night. What a great movie that was. Katherine Hepburn and Peter O'Toole plus the screen debuts of Anthony Hopkins and Timothy Dalton. Hepburn had about 50 great lines in the movie.

WMR
04-26-2009, 07:30 PM
"Evil"

Swedish movie I saw on Instant Netflix.

SEE THIS MOVIE.

Really, really great.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1157810-evil/

BUTLER REDSFAN
05-02-2009, 12:20 AM
Anyone seen Wolverine yet?

K30
05-02-2009, 12:37 AM
Anyone seen Wolverine yet?

i downloaded it and burnt it when it leaked online..very very good movie:thumbup:


im watching the spirit right now..not that great :thumbdown

Johnny Footstool
05-02-2009, 02:55 AM
Zack and Miri Make a Porno - frustrating. Kevin Smith has a knack for creating great, funny characters that you like and care about, and then giving them nothing interesting to do. This film has a ton of funny dialogue, but once the "romantic" plot kicks in, things crawl to a snooze. And when the entire drama of the movie hinges on a "Three's Company"-esque misunderstanding, you just end up angry.

cincyinco
05-02-2009, 03:05 AM
Just saw sunshine cleaning. Interesting flick that had its moments. Worth a view I suppose.

The Baumer
05-02-2009, 03:20 AM
The documentary Tyson is pretty good. I'd recommend it!

camisadelgolf
05-02-2009, 12:20 PM
Tyson is amazing. You don't have to like boxing nor Tyson at all to enjoy it.

LoganBuck
05-02-2009, 12:48 PM
I watched Wolverine last night. It was ok, a summer action film, some big explosions, lacking plot, character development, or any empathy for the characters. It left me wanting more.

*BaseClogger*
05-02-2009, 07:09 PM
Zack and Miri Make a Porno - frustrating. Kevin Smith has a knack for creating great, funny characters that you like and care about, and then giving them nothing interesting to do. This film has a ton of funny dialogue, but once the "romantic" plot kicks in, things crawl to a snooze. And when the entire drama of the movie hinges on a "Three's Company"-esque misunderstanding, you just end up angry.

It had Primus though! :thumbup:

But yeah I saw it a few weeks ago on the movie channel here and that is a spot on review. Awkwardness was what made it interesting but at the same time seemed like its demise. It started well with a hilarious performance by Justin Long, but then it delved into the plot and nothing really happened...

*BaseClogger*
05-03-2009, 02:36 AM
Wolverine. Meh. The middle was interesting, but the beginning was tiresome and the end was silly...

GAC
05-03-2009, 05:41 AM
I watched Wolverine last night. It was ok, a summer action film, some big explosions, lacking plot, character development, or any empathy for the characters. It left me wanting more.

My sentiments exactly. Me and the youngest went to see it yesterday. Gets a "C", worth the watch, nothing spectacular.

redsmetz
05-03-2009, 08:41 AM
Our latest from Netflix was Anatomy of a Murder, the 1959 classic by Otto Preminger. It was nominated for seven Academy Awards including three acting (James Stewart for Best Actor) and Arthur O'Connell and George C. Scott, both with Supporting Actor nods). It's a gripping story set in Michigan's Upper Peninsula with Stewart defending Ben Gazzara on a murder charge. A steamy 24 year old Lee Remick plays the Gazzara's wife. The judge was played by an actual attorney who happens to also be the lawyer who responded strongly in the McCarthy hearings, "do you have no decency, sir?"

I don't know how folks feel about old flicks, but this is a good one. Stewart is his usually good self, and Scott's performance is just chilling.

Stephenk29
05-03-2009, 03:34 PM
I saw Wolverine last night. It wasn't to bad. Not quite the Dark Knight naturally but I would see it again.

OldRightHander
05-03-2009, 06:04 PM
Since I recently acquired a PS3, I finally watched my first Blu Ray last night, Iron Man. It was impressive enough, especially with a good sound system hooked up.

Blimpie
05-04-2009, 08:09 AM
Finally watched The Wrestler last night. While it was predictably depressing, Rourke did deliver a pretty solid performance. I could easily see why he was nominated for an Oscar.

Roy Tucker
05-04-2009, 11:34 AM
My wife talked me into watching "Bride Wars" on PPV. Drivel.

It is an extraordinarily mean-spirited and bad movie. My wife hated it too.

pedro
05-04-2009, 07:45 PM
Anvil: The Story of Anvil (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DT7v2nUcmek)

BuckeyeRed27
05-05-2009, 11:17 AM
Saw Wolverine over the weekend. Pretty good action, but wasn't a fan of the story at all and feel like they really didn't use the cast very well. It just felt very mechanical.

Tony Cloninger
05-10-2009, 11:58 AM
Wolverine was special effects and not much else. They could have shown more of the early story and not made it a collage with the credits rolling over it.

The original team Stryker had barely lasted ...what 10-15 minutes in the movie?

It just looked really lame to me. I would like to know who the trainer is that got Hugh Jackman pumped up for the movie.

cinredsfan2000
05-10-2009, 07:27 PM
Watched MILK last night w/the girlfriend better than i thought it would be .Watched Street Kings this afternoon ehh it was all right .

pedro
05-10-2009, 08:33 PM
Watched MILK last night w/the girlfriend better than i thought it would be .Watched Street Kings this afternoon ehh it was all right .

I thought "Milk"was fantastic. Much better than I thought it'd be too.

Johnny Footstool
05-10-2009, 11:02 PM
Saw "Crank" (the first one) because I heard the sequel is over-the-top funny. The first one had a couple of laugh-out-loud parts, but it wasn't as entertaining as "Shoot 'Em Up."

CrackerJack
05-11-2009, 12:33 PM
The Filth and the Fury: A Sex Pistols Film

Nice job, for the most part, of summing up the Pistols' story, although could've gone into much more detail about the UK riots, and the reasons for the angst and violent rebellion at the time. This has been out for a while, just got around to seeing it on Netflix streaming service.

Mucho respect for Johnny Rotten, who called out punkers who became conformist clones of each other (when it was all about celebrating individualism and snubbing one's nose at society) and the eventual bandwagon "rich kids" who helped ruin punk (which was inevitable he seems to admit).

Not a single drop of sympathy for Nancy, whom they basically blamed for breaking them up, despite being stabbed to death of course.

It's sad how many legends Heroin has taken from us.

smith288
05-11-2009, 12:47 PM
Saw No Country For Old Men.

Lame. I cant understand why such pointless movies get such rave reviews. Acting was great but the story and characters were void in my opinion. I knew next to nothing about all the characters. I still dont know what Woody Harrelson was supposed to be.

The last scene was like the ending of Dazed And Confused. I thought the story was about to come to it's apex and then CREDITS. WTH?

Johnny Footstool
05-11-2009, 02:49 PM
Saw No Country For Old Men.

Lame. I cant understand why such pointless movies get such rave reviews. Acting was great but the story and characters were void in my opinion. I knew next to nothing about all the characters. I still dont know what Woody Harrelson was supposed to be.

The last scene was like the ending of Dazed And Confused. I thought the story was about to come to it's apex and then CREDITS. WTH?

It's a study of human nature and "evil." All the characters end up damaged in some way, even Tommy Lee Jones, who was basically just an observer.

It gives no easy answers, and very few reasons or explanations.

smith288
05-11-2009, 02:52 PM
It's a study of human nature and "evil." All the characters end up damaged in some way, even Tommy Lee Jones, who was basically just an observer.

It gives no easy answers, and very few reasons or explanations.
I guess i'm a sucker for something more than lack of reason/explanation. Call me old school. The movie stunk.

Even the Big Lebowski had something tied into the movie as pointless as the movie was.

marcshoe
05-11-2009, 03:34 PM
I thought it was the best movie I've seen this decade (well, the best new movie at least.) At the end I felt as if I was staring over the edge of a crater left by some explosion, and that the crater was the future.


As for bad movies, I watched the "Day the Earth Stood Still" remake Saturday. If you haven't, don't. It manages to be slow, pointless, and pretentious all at the same time.

Johnny Footstool
05-11-2009, 04:32 PM
I guess i'm a sucker for something more than lack of reason/explanation. Call me old school. The movie stunk.

Even the Big Lebowski had something tied into the movie as pointless as the movie was.

Just a matter of personal taste. I really disliked Lebowski, but I thought No Country was brilliant.

smith288
05-11-2009, 05:29 PM
I read the synopsis of the film on IMDB just to be sure I didnt miss anything.

I think the synopsis made me feel the movie was even more pointless. The dream scene at the end was totally random and i didnt feel any emotion besides utter waste of my time. It's like they could have taken any moment out of the sheriff life and plopped it there...

I guess im low brow or something to not understand the expansive complexities of that movie.

Johnny Footstool
05-11-2009, 05:41 PM
I guess im low brow or something to not understand the expansive complexities of that movie.

Nah, nothing like that. The movie just doesn't fit your tastes, and that's fine.

smith288
05-11-2009, 05:47 PM
Nah, nothing like that. The movie just doesn't fit your tastes, and that's fine.
I suppose you're right. Big Lebowski was fantastic and was written by the same guys which was surprising to me. This one made less sense, wasnt funny and ended rather unceremoniously.

Oh well. On to the next movie in our Netflix queue.

marcshoe
05-11-2009, 07:29 PM
I liked them both.

My cretin credentials are sealed, though, by my not liking Fargo.

Johnny Footstool
05-11-2009, 09:47 PM
I liked them both.

My cretin credentials are sealed, though, by my not liking Fargo.

I didn't like it either.

But I love (*LOVE* love) "Raising Arizona." One of the funniest movies of all time, IMO. And I'm also a fan of "Barton Fink."

RFS62
05-11-2009, 10:05 PM
Wow, I loved Lebowski, Raising Arizona, Fargo, and No Country.

The Coen brothers are my favorite filmmakers.

The Baumer
05-11-2009, 10:44 PM
Loved No Country, Lebowski.

Not a fan of Raising Arizona, Fargo.

Hated O Brother.

KittyDuran
05-11-2009, 10:57 PM
Loved No Country, Lebowski.

Not a fan of Raising Arizona, Fargo.

Hated O Brother.Just the opposite for me... :)

wolfboy
05-12-2009, 12:27 AM
My fiancee and I saw Star Trek today. I know, I know...there's an entire thread devoted to this one. Despite that, I wanted to put my plug for the film in this thread. (there's a lot of Trek fan lingo flying around over there that I don't understand)

That being said, it was one of the better summer popcorn flicks I've seen in a while. The acting was great (for a summer flick), the special effects were very good, and the story line and script were pretty decent. It's not a film that will change your life (unless, of course, you are a trekkie), but it's a lot of fun. As a fan of Star Wars, I can say that I wish that franchise had been given the same treatment.

Johnny Footstool
05-12-2009, 01:01 AM
Saw "Let the Right One In" (thanks to PS3, PlayOn Media Center, and streaming Netflix).

I really, really liked it. I don't want to spoil it, so I won't say too much about it, except that is is multi-layered, complex, and beyond the scope of most other movies. Plus it was brilliantly shot.

Redsfaithful
05-12-2009, 02:25 AM
There are people who don't like Fargo? One of my all time favorites. I think the Coen brothers are like that though, everyone seems to like something they've done, but not necessarily everything.

Let the Right One In was amazing, that movie stayed with me for awhile. I also recently watched it via streaming Netflix (we have the same setup with the PS3 it sounds like).

CrackerJack
05-12-2009, 11:40 AM
I think my 2 favorite Coen Bros movies are Barton Fink and Miller's Crossing still. I think they've gone downhill since. O'Brother was good, Fargo was ok, No Country did seem rather pointless - almost like a Tarantino movie, but it wasn't awful and was worthwhile at least - all of their movies are.

Redsfaithful
05-12-2009, 02:57 PM
Might have to disagree with you on The Ladykillers.

marcshoe
05-12-2009, 03:31 PM
I haven't seen The Ladykillers, but have liked all their other movies except for Fargo, and honestly, it may have just been that it was built up so much that I was let down. I did like some of the performances, though, particularly William H. Macy's.

I will admit that it's possible that one reason I liked No Country so much is that I'm an English teacher and got my BA in lit. Existential Angst and all that, you know.

The Baumer
05-12-2009, 03:36 PM
Ladykillers was awful.

LvJ
05-12-2009, 03:43 PM
Star Trek: 9/10

omg. :)

camisadelgolf
05-12-2009, 09:00 PM
Ladykillers was awful.
qft

The Baumer
05-13-2009, 05:37 AM
Are you using qft as in "quoted for truth"? Because there is another less family friendly meaning, which I originally thought you were saying. :D

camisadelgolf
05-13-2009, 01:33 PM
Yes, quoted for truth. :lol:

GAC
05-16-2009, 06:54 AM
Watched McLintock with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. Great cast. Loved that fight scene on the muddy hill. And Maureen, in her day, was one beautiful woman.

GW: I haven't lost my temper in forty years, but pilgrim you caused a lot of trouble this morning, might have got somebody killed... and somebody oughta belt you in the mouth. But I won't, I won't. The *hell* I won't!"

Redhook
05-16-2009, 07:48 AM
Ladykillers was awful.

Correct. To this day it is ,without a doubt, the worst movie I've ever seen. It actually made me mad that I wasted my time watching it because of a friend's recommendation. I hate that movie.

marcshoe
05-16-2009, 01:17 PM
I watched Taken last night, at the recommendation of scores of my students, some of whom did papers on the sex-slave trade because of the movie. I'm a fan of Liam Neeson, but come on! Chuck Norris would find some of this stuff unbelievable!

Raisor
05-16-2009, 02:55 PM
Watched McLintock with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. Great cast. Loved that fight scene on the muddy hill. And Maureen, in her day, was one beautiful woman.

GW: I haven't lost my temper in forty years, but pilgrim you caused a lot of trouble this morning, might have got somebody killed... and somebody oughta belt you in the mouth. But I won't, I won't. The *hell* I won't!"


McLintock is my second favorite JW film, right after True Grit. Jerry Van Dyke is terrific in it.

I'd put The Man That Shot Liberty Valliance up there too, but it's more of a Jimmy Stewart film.

KittyDuran
05-16-2009, 07:13 PM
McLintock is my second favorite JW film, right after True Grit. Jerry Van Dyke is terrific in it.
It's my second fav after The Quiet Man...

RFS62
05-17-2009, 12:02 AM
Just saw Milk, and it was incredible

dougdirt
05-17-2009, 12:13 AM
Are you using qft as in "quoted for truth"? Because there is another less family friendly meaning, which I originally thought you were saying. :D

Ha, I always thought that 'other' meaning is what that stood for.... :D

GAC
05-17-2009, 01:57 AM
I watched Taken last night, at the recommendation of scores of my students, some of whom did papers on the sex-slave trade because of the movie. I'm a fan of Liam Neeson, but come on! Chuck Norris would find some of this stuff unbelievable!

Watched it today. OK, but not as good as many were building it up to be. Liam definitely can dodge mass volumes of bullets fired point blank range at him by an AK47, yet take out thugs with one shot with a revolver. Reminded me of an old Arnold movie - Commando- with bullets being fired all over the place by legions of terrorists who are obvioulsy the worst shots in the world.

GIK
05-17-2009, 10:14 AM
I'm surprised at how many hated "No Country" and "There will be blood"

I loved them both.

Just got around to watching "There Will be Blood". Excellent. The ending was very powerful and left my jaw open just a bit. Wow.

LvJ
05-17-2009, 11:30 AM
Milk: 9/10
Don't Mess With the Zohan: 3/10

(red box night after that long game)

*BaseClogger*
05-17-2009, 06:40 PM
Star Trek: 7/10
The Prestige: 8/10
Angels & Demons: 5/10

BoydsOfSummer
05-17-2009, 07:40 PM
Watched 'Into the Wild' and 'Benjamin Button'. Both entertaining movies and both are loooong movies. I'd recommend both.

GAC
05-18-2009, 07:53 AM
Just got around to watching "There Will be Blood". Excellent. The ending was very powerful and left my jaw open just a bit. Wow.

I pulled that movie out and watched it for the second time last night. The ending was good, but the rest of the movie I found to be quite boring and dragged on. Hard to follow.

bucksfan2
05-18-2009, 10:28 AM
Milk 5/10 - Good movie, would have rated better but I truly despise Sean Penn. Throughout the movie I wondered if Sean Penn took it a little too far at times.

Role Models 9/10 It was funny. Not crude, not over the top, just a good R rated comedy.

Out Cold 9/10 One of my favorite movies. Its fairly old but I laugh every time I watch it.

I Love You Man 7/10 I like both Jason Segal and Paul Rudd. Thought it lacked something but still worth my money. During the movie my wife looks over at me and goes "Is Rush a real band?"

westofyou
05-18-2009, 10:43 AM
Milk 5/10 - Good movie, would have rated better but I truly despise Sean Penn. Throughout the movie I wondered if Sean Penn took it a little too far at times.

In what way?

I get the Penn dislike (not that I do but I get it) but as far as "too far" I can't see that in the performance.


"Is Rush a real band?"

Classic.. there is a clip on ITunes of those two singing Limelight, it's kind good.

bucksfan2
05-18-2009, 11:14 AM
In what way?

I get the Penn dislike (not that I do but I get it) but as far as "too far" I can't see that in the performance.

I won't even start to explain why I don't like Penn. It doesn't belong on this forum.

I have very little knowledge of the gay and lesbian movement in San Francisco. I know a little about the history but do not know very much. I also hadn't heard of Harvey Milk until I saw the movie. To be honest I had no idea what the movie was about until I read the synopsis OnDemand. I haven't a clue as to what type of person Milk was in real life. All I get is what Penn portrayed him in the movie.

Penn's portrayal was very flamboyant. It was very different than the character James Franco played and I don't know if that was the reality or the two different adaptations that the actors took. I just got the feeling that Sean Penn said Im going to push this as far down the right wing conservatives throat as possible. IMO he took flamboyant to the next level. I thought both James Franco and Emile Hirsch were fantastic but I thought Penn went over the top. Whether or not that was the actual way Milk was I have very little idea.

westofyou
05-18-2009, 11:28 AM
I have very little knowledge of the gay and lesbian movement in San Francisco. I know a little about the history but do not know very much. I also hadn't heard of Harvey Milk until I saw the movie. To be honest I had no idea what the movie was about until I read the synopsis OnDemand. I haven't a clue as to what type of person Milk was in real life. All I get is what Penn portrayed him in the movie.

Penn's portrayal was very flamboyant. It was very different than the character James Franco played and I don't know if that was the reality or the two different adaptations that the actors took. I just got the feeling that Sean Penn said Im going to push this as far down the right wing conservatives throat as possible. IMO he took flamboyant to the next level. I thought both James Franco and Emile Hirsch were fantastic but I thought Penn went over the top. Whether or not that was the actual way Milk was I have very little idea.

IMO Milk was a middle of the road gay guy, especially for the Castro District, I could go into detail but I won't, that's Milk, and you're correct, you know little about the scene there, how could you? It's history that is no diffused through a media lens, also IMO if you couldn't see it then then you'd have a hard time seeing it now for sure

RichRed
05-18-2009, 11:43 AM
I saw an interesting documentary several years ago on Harvey Milk before I had ever heard of him. I think this was it:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088275/

Watching this documentary followed by the Penn performance might give a better feel for how true Penn's performance was, in case anyone is interested. I haven't seen Milk yet but I'm looking forward to it.

bucksfan2
05-18-2009, 12:26 PM
IMO Milk was a middle of the road gay guy, especially for the Castro District, I could go into detail but I won't, that's Milk, and you're correct, you know little about the scene there, how could you? It's history that is no diffused through a media lens, also IMO if you couldn't see it then then you'd have a hard time seeing it now for sure

I guess thats where cinema and reality meet. IMO Penn's portrayal of Milk was not that of a middle road gay man. Unfortunately IMO Penn took the movie to an extreme in order to make a statement. Maybe his portrayal of Milk is just my inability to look past Penn the man and see Penn the actor. Regardless it was a good and quite powerful movie.

westofyou
05-18-2009, 12:32 PM
IMO Penn's portrayal of Milk was not that of a middle road gay man.

Then I'll say it again, you know nothing about the Castro District.


. Maybe his portrayal of Milk is just my inability to look past Penn the man and see Penn the actor.

Maybe?

pedro
05-18-2009, 04:22 PM
I won't even start to explain why I don't like Penn. It doesn't belong on this forum.

I have very little knowledge of the gay and lesbian movement in San Francisco. I know a little about the history but do not know very much. I also hadn't heard of Harvey Milk until I saw the movie. To be honest I had no idea what the movie was about until I read the synopsis OnDemand. I haven't a clue as to what type of person Milk was in real life. All I get is what Penn portrayed him in the movie.

Penn's portrayal was very flamboyant. It was very different than the character James Franco played and I don't know if that was the reality or the two different adaptations that the actors took. I just got the feeling that Sean Penn said Im going to push this as far down the right wing conservatives throat as possible. IMO he took flamboyant to the next level. I thought both James Franco and Emile Hirsch were fantastic but I thought Penn went over the top. Whether or not that was the actual way Milk was I have very little idea.

That doesn't even scrape the surface of flamboyant.

westofyou
05-18-2009, 04:28 PM
That doesn't even scrape the surface of flamboyant.Start here and move up



http://www.starcleaner.com/images/Knittles1997.jpg

Hoosier Red
05-18-2009, 05:20 PM
I watched Taken last night, at the recommendation of scores of my students, some of whom did papers on the sex-slave trade because of the movie. I'm a fan of Liam Neeson, but come on! Chuck Norris would find some of this stuff unbelievable!

I watched that on the plane yesterday and loved it. Of course it was all completely unbelievable but wow is Liam Neeson a bad mutha.

pedro
05-18-2009, 05:29 PM
Start here and move up



http://www.starcleaner.com/images/Knittles1997.jpg

"Knittleland, take my hand, you'll understand...... everything is all right"

RFS62
05-18-2009, 05:45 PM
That doesn't even scrape the surface of flamboyant.


I've thought for a long time that Phil Donohue did more for the gay rights movement than any straight man anywhere.

He put them on TV and showed they were just people, not monsters. And he was blasted for years by the Dan White's of the world who hate and fear what they don't understand.

CRedsLarkin11
05-19-2009, 11:20 PM
The Wrestler, I'd advise anyone to see it, Mickey Rourke had an unbelievable performance

The Baumer
05-20-2009, 02:44 AM
Angels & Demons.

About a million times better and more entertaining than Da Vinci Code.

forfreelin04
05-20-2009, 11:37 AM
I agree about the Wrestler. Very sort of depressing movie, but Rourke delivers a great performance. What's not to like about Marisa Tomei either? :beerme:

bucksfan2
05-20-2009, 02:39 PM
Angels & Demons.

About a million times better and more entertaining than Da Vinci Code.

I always thought The Da Vinci Code was a better book but that Angles & Demons would make a much better movie. I was slightly disappointed with The Da Vinci Code movie so that gives me hope about Angles & Demons.

Mario-Rijo
05-20-2009, 06:19 PM
I agree about the Wrestler. Very sort of depressing movie, but Rourke delivers a great performance. What's not to like about Marisa Tomei either? :beerme:

IDk she looked fairly cruddy in that show (for obvious reasons I know) and she has begun to age rather quickly. Still has some nice features though.

*BaseClogger*
05-21-2009, 10:52 PM
Terminator: Salvation.

Predictable, cheesy, and overly dramatic.

4/10

SandyD
05-21-2009, 11:29 PM
Dance Flick-don't bother

Up-cute movie

MWM
05-21-2009, 11:45 PM
Took the kids to see Mall Cop tonight. I thought it was hilarious for what it was meant to be. Definitely not one for the sophisticated movie goer. :)

Patrick Bateman
05-22-2009, 01:59 AM
Terminator: Salvation.

Predictable, cheesy, and overly dramatic.

4/10

Your in no position to be judgmental to Christian Bale.

You and I.....we're done professionally.

The Baumer
05-22-2009, 03:41 AM
Terminator was a solid B in my book.

Had some amazing battle/action scenes and was very dark and brooding at times (which I like) but it also had some cheesy crowd pleasing moments (lots of quote callbacks from the other film). All in all, I am looking forward to the sequel!

*BaseClogger*
05-22-2009, 12:34 PM
Your in no position to be judgmental to Christian Bale.

You and I.....we're done professionally.

Have you seen it yet? I think this is the end of Bale's career... :evil:

CRedsLarkin11
05-22-2009, 03:32 PM
IDk she looked fairly cruddy in that show (for obvious reasons I know) and she has begun to age rather quickly. Still has some nice features though.

Hey I enjoyed it :thumbup:

*BaseClogger*
05-23-2009, 02:25 AM
I Love You, Man

A less funny Knocked Up, but still good.

6/10

RedsBaron
05-24-2009, 08:11 AM
Terminator was a solid B in my book.

Had some amazing battle/action scenes and was very dark and brooding at times (which I like) but it also had some cheesy crowd pleasing moments (lots of quote callbacks from the other film). All in all, I am looking forward to the sequel!

I'd give it at best a "B". While Christian Bale was solid, I thought that Sam Worthington stole every scene that he was in as "Marcus."

*BaseClogger*
05-24-2009, 01:23 PM
I'd give it at best a "B". While Christian Bale was solid, I thought that Sam Worthington stole every scene that he was in as "Marcus."

Agreed. I didn't actually think Christian Bale was all that great. "Marcus" was the much more interesting character and the producers should have focussed more on him. Did anyone else think the movie was simply too short?

WMR
05-24-2009, 01:27 PM
I enjoyed T4, but a PG-13 Terminator is just total BS in my opinion.

WVRed
05-24-2009, 01:38 PM
Saw Night at the Museum last night. It was pretty good, but really not as good as the first one.

The Baumer
05-24-2009, 02:34 PM
Agreed. I didn't actually think Christian Bale was all that great. "Marcus" was the much more interesting character and the producers should have focussed more on him. Did anyone else think the movie was simply too short?

Marcus had the biggest role in the movie (it was named after his "salvation"). I don't know how they could have made it bigger.

This movie reminded me of Batman Begins in that it showed moments of having a very interesting, unique vision, but ultimately it buckled under the pressure of being a "first" outing and still having to be "safe" enough to guarantee a good box office return. I feel like if the movie does well money wise (and it has so far) McG and Bale will be given more rope to do whatever they want and the sequel will cut out a lot of the kinks and will be much more fluid.

Caveat Emperor
05-24-2009, 04:32 PM
I enjoyed T4, but a PG-13 Terminator is just total BS in my opinion.

Agreed. Pretty much par for the course, though, for "summer blockbusters" -- have to have the PG-13 rating to maximize the number of teeny-boppers that they can shove into a theater.

But, that's the difference between someone like James Cameron making a movie and someone like "McG" -- one of those two can tell a studio where to stick their PG-13 rating requirement and one can't.

WMR
05-24-2009, 04:40 PM
Ha, that's my wet dream: that James Cameron directs another Terminator.

marcshoe
05-24-2009, 05:13 PM
Saw Night at the Museum last night. It was pretty good, but really not as good as the first one.


Maybe I'm not getting enough sleep, but when I first saw this phrase I imagined a rather disturbing crossover. :eek:

RedsBaron
05-25-2009, 08:34 AM
Agreed. I didn't actually think Christian Bale was all that great. "Marcus" was the much more interesting character and the producers should have focussed more on him. Did anyone else think the movie was simply too short?

Christian Bale had a problem in that "John Connor" in T4 isn't that interesting of a character, in that he is already more or less fully formed without any growth or twists in the film. I believe that Bale in that regard had a more difficult role to play than did Sam Worthington did as "Marcus."
While it had its slow moments, the John Connor character was actually more interesting as played by Thomas Dekker in the TV series "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" (T:TSCC). In the TV series, John Connor is a teenager, still in the process of growing into and becoming John Connor.
It isn't that unusual for a character who is either part-human or non-human to be the more interesting character in science fiction. Leonard Nimoy's "Spock" was the most interesting character in the original "Star Trek," just as "Data" was one of the more interesting characters in "The Next Generation" sequel. Summer Glau's "Cameron Phillips" was the breakout character in T:TSCC, much as "Marcus" was in T4.

toledodan
05-25-2009, 10:24 PM
Saw Night at the Museum last night. It was pretty good, but really not as good as the first one.



i agree. saw it on imax today. i wish they could have used vader more than a cameo role.:beerme:

*BaseClogger*
05-25-2009, 11:11 PM
Children of Men

I found it confusing and uninteresting.

3/10

AccordinglyReds
05-25-2009, 11:25 PM
Wall Street

WMR
05-25-2009, 11:47 PM
Children of Men

I found it confusing and uninteresting.

3/10

Oh no you di'int.

That movie rocks.

Incredible film.

The Baumer
05-25-2009, 11:53 PM
Nothing confusing about a movie being awesome.

RFS62
05-26-2009, 06:34 AM
I thought Children of Men was awesome too.

Johnny Footstool
05-26-2009, 11:06 AM
I enjoyed T4, but a PG-13 Terminator is just total BS in my opinion.

T2 would probably be PG-13 by today's standards.

bucksfan2
05-26-2009, 12:08 PM
Frost Nixon

6.5-7/10.

Worth watching. Nothing great and had to watch it in two sessions because I fell asleep the first time I was watching it.

WMR
05-26-2009, 02:01 PM
T2 would probably be PG-13 by today's standards.

Umm, no it wouldn't.

Remember the scene where the T-1000 is mimicking John Connor's adopted mother and the dad is screaming about the dog barking while the T-1000 is on the phone with John trying to ascertain his location and the T-1000 spears him through the mouth and through the milk carton he is drinking from?

There are several other graphic kills... the cop who gets stabbed through the eye in the mental hospital ... the patrol cop who gets stabbed through the chest at the beginning of the film ... lots of F bombs as well.

(BTW: T2 is probably my favorite action film of all time. Certainly top 3.)

WMR
05-26-2009, 02:21 PM
One of my other big gripes with T4 was the behavior of the Terminators. When did Terminator programming decide that the best way to kill a human being was to throw them 20 feet against some object and go to retrieve them only to throw them again? :rolleyes:

That was one aspect of the first three films that was so well done: the idea that avoiding physical confrontation with the Terminators was an absolute necessity because the Terminator would reach out and crush your throat/head if it got within arms length.

Terminators throwing people around and then going after them is just stupid.

Johnny Footstool
05-26-2009, 02:21 PM
Umm, no it wouldn't.

Remember the scene where the T-1000 is mimicking John Connor's adopted mother and the dad is screaming about the dog barking while the T-1000 is on the phone with John trying to ascertain his location and the T-1000 spears him through the mouth and through the milk carton he is drinking from?

There are several other graphic kills... the cop who gets stabbed through the eye in the mental hospital ... the patrol cop who gets stabbed through the chest at the beginning of the film ... lots of F bombs as well.

(BTW: T2 is probably my favorite action film of all time. Certainly top 3.)

I haven't seen it in a while, but I think many of those kills are violent, but pretty bloodless. Aside from the apocalypse dream sequence and the scene in which Arnold skins his arm, the violence is not all that gory or bad by today's standards.

Caveat Emperor
05-26-2009, 02:25 PM
(BTW: T2 is probably my favorite action film of all time. Certainly top 3.)

Strangely, I prefer the original Terminator. Both are great movies, but I think Kyle Reese is an awesome character that puts the original over the top.

WMR
05-26-2009, 02:29 PM
I haven't seen it in a while, but I think many of those kills are violent, but pretty bloodless. Aside from the apocalypse dream sequence and the scene in which Arnold skins his arm, the violence is not all that gory or bad by today's standards.

I watched T2 again the other day on blu-ray... I think it would still be a very hard R if it were released today. There aren't gratuitous amounts of blood but it's definitely there. The kill of the adopted dad would definitely have to be cut out along with a bunch of dialog if it was going to qualify for a PG-13 release.

WMR
05-26-2009, 02:30 PM
Strangely, I prefer the original Terminator. Both are great movies, but I think Kyle Reese is an awesome character that puts the original over the top.

I love the first one as well. It would probably be top 7-8 or so for me as far as action films.

I really love the tech-noir style of the first film.

*BaseClogger*
05-26-2009, 04:02 PM
What made Children of Men so awesome? I thought I would enjoy it because it is exactly the kind of movie I love, but I just didn't get it? :confused:

By the way WMR, I think you are spot on with all of your assesments of the Terminator movies...

WMR
05-26-2009, 04:23 PM
What made Children of Men so awesome? I thought I would enjoy it because it is exactly the kind of movie I love, but I just didn't get it? :confused:

By the way WMR, I think you are spot on with all of your assesments of the Terminator movies...

Thanks, BC.

Hmm... Children of Men...

here's the rotten tomato page... http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/children_of_men/ ... 92% positive. Wow, didn't realize it was THAT high.

Here's the critic consensus which I think does a pretty good job summing up why this movie is so great:

Consensus: Children of Men works on every level: as a violent chase thriller, a fantastical cautionary tale, and a sophisticated human drama about societies struggling to live. This taut and thought-provoking tale may not have the showy special effects normally found in movies of this genre, but you won't care one bit after the story kicks in, about a dystopic future where women can no longer conceive and hope lies within one woman who holds the key to humanity's survival. It will have you riveted.

WMR
05-26-2009, 04:45 PM
I watched the Woody Allen film "Sleeper" (1973) the other day...

not Allen's best work, but a fairly humorous early entry in the dystopian future field. It's hard for a movie made over 35 years ago on this sort of budget about this sort of subject to hold up at all, but it does.

Diane Keaton was sooooo hawt back in the day. :redface:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/sleeper/

camisadelgolf
05-26-2009, 05:07 PM
I just got really freaked out. First, there are two consecutive posts in this thread with a form of 'dystopia' in them, and on my mp3 player, as I was reading the posts, "Distopian Dream Girl" by Built to Spill came on.

RFS62
05-26-2009, 06:01 PM
I watched the Woody Allen film "Sleeper" (1973) the other day...

not Allen's best work, but a fairly humorous early entry in the dystopian future field. It's hard for a movie made over 35 years ago on this sort of budget about this sort of subject to hold up at all, but it does.

Diane Keaton was sooooo hawt back in the day. :redface:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/sleeper/


Let go of the orb, dude.

WMR
05-26-2009, 06:03 PM
Let go of the orb, dude.

hahahahahaha!!!!!

Didn't you go see that movie in the theater for your 50th bday? :p:

*BaseClogger*
05-26-2009, 07:30 PM
Thanks, BC.

Hmm... Children of Men...

here's the rotten tomato page... http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/children_of_men/ ... 92% positive. Wow, didn't realize it was THAT high.

Here's the critic consensus which I think does a pretty good job summing up why this movie is so great:

Consensus: Children of Men works on every level: as a violent chase thriller, a fantastical cautionary tale, and a sophisticated human drama about societies struggling to live. This taut and thought-provoking tale may not have the showy special effects normally found in movies of this genre, but you won't care one bit after the story kicks in, about a dystopic future where women can no longer conceive and hope lies within one woman who holds the key to humanity's survival. It will have you riveted.

Meh, I guess it was too deep for me... :D

Redsfaithful
05-27-2009, 12:28 AM
The single shot battle scene in Children of Men is one of the more incredible things I've ever seen in a film. I'd call it one of the better movies of this decade honestly, surprised to hear someone didn't like it.

RFS62
05-27-2009, 06:02 AM
The single shot battle scene in Children of Men is one of the more incredible things I've ever seen in a film.

Yep. That shot is what I think of when I think about that film.

I still have no idea how they ever pulled that off.

icehole3
05-27-2009, 07:30 AM
I saw Wolverine over the weekend and I thought it was better than Star Trek 2009

Ltlabner
05-27-2009, 07:59 AM
Saw T4 last night.

Meh

The final scene was so cheesy and predictable it kinda ruined the rest of the movie for me. Decent action scenes but lots of loud explosions do little to cover up the sketchy plot.

Agree with Willymo that the terms seem less threatening this go around. That big giant one could have blown up the gas station in 2 seconds.

I did like the toss backs to the 1st installment, and the kid who played Kyle sorta looked like the original. The music and other tie in to T2 were fun, but not entirely necessary.

Good throw away action flick. Decent installment to the series. Overall....meh.

camisadelgolf
05-27-2009, 10:52 AM
I watched Drag Me to Hell yesterday. Wow. Just wow.

cumberlandreds
05-27-2009, 01:28 PM
I watched Drag Me to Hell yesterday. Wow. Just wow.

That good? or bad? My wife wants to see this one and was just wondering if its worth the time.

WMR
05-27-2009, 01:30 PM
The early press on Drag Me to Hell has been very, very good.

It looks like Sam Raimi has made another good film.

Reds Fanatic
05-27-2009, 01:31 PM
That good? or bad? My wife wants to see this one and was just wondering if its worth the time.The reviews on Drag Me to Hell are fantastic so far. It has a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

camisadelgolf
05-27-2009, 02:04 PM
That good? or bad? My wife wants to see this one and was just wondering if its worth the time.
It's awesome in a ridiculously-over-the-top kind of way. The special effects and acting are second-rate; there are lots of plot holes containing plenty of needless, cringe-inducing moments, but you'll be glued to the screen the entire time. It's one of the most entertaining movies I've ever seen. :thumbup:

The Baumer
05-27-2009, 03:16 PM
Yep. That shot is what I think of when I think about that film.

I still have no idea how they ever pulled that off.

I believe it was several shots digitally edited to appear as one.

That movie had a ton of "quiet" CGI. There was a cool website that showed before and after pics of the sets/locations and the in-movie advertisements. I am not sure if it's still online but it was pretty interesting.

LvJ
05-27-2009, 04:01 PM
Charlie Bartlett: 7/10

freestyle55
05-27-2009, 04:37 PM
Margot at the Wedding (wife's pick)....probably the dumbest movie I've ever seen. Kind of makes you wonder what studio exec would think "hey, Jack Black is annoying and depressed the whole time, sounds like a great idea!"

The Baumer
05-27-2009, 05:50 PM
Margot at the Wedding (wife's pick)....probably the dumbest movie I've ever seen. Kind of makes you wonder what studio exec would think "hey, Jack Black is annoying and depressed the whole time, sounds like a great idea!"

I can vouch for the fact that this movie was not greenlit as a Jack Black vehicle. This was a follow up effort from the Squid & the Whale director Noah Buambach, who also co-wrote the Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou with Wes Anderson.

Anyway, I agree it was terrible. Worst movie I've ever seen in theaters by far (and I watched Ultraviolet in theaters). I thought I'd at least enjoy it somewhat since I really liked Squid and the Whale and am into pretentious indie movies, but this was just too much.

freestyle55
05-28-2009, 10:44 AM
I can vouch for the fact that this movie was not greenlit as a Jack Black vehicle. This was a follow up effort from the Squid & the Whale director Noah Buambach, who also co-wrote the Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou with Wes Anderson.

Anyway, I agree it was terrible. Worst movie I've ever seen in theaters by far (and I watched Ultraviolet in theaters). I thought I'd at least enjoy it somewhat since I really liked Squid and the Whale and am into pretentious indie movies, but this was just too much.

That's good to know.

My wife, who is usually a big Nicole Kidman fan, looked at me and asked, why did she agree to be in this film? Did she even read the script? ;)

WMR
05-28-2009, 11:02 AM
"Step Into Liquid"

Anyone seen it?

Got it through Netflix on blu-ray. Along with "The Endless Summer" is my favorite surfing film. "The Endless Summer" is an AWESOME film as well, by the way, as is the sequel "Endless Summer II: The Journey Continues" (1994). The sequel isn't as good as the original but is definitely worth a watch.

Endless Summer II: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/endless_summer_ii_the_the_journey_continues/

Endless Summer (1966): http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/endless_summer/

Step Into Liquid (2003): http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/step_into_liquid/

marcshoe
05-28-2009, 11:12 AM
"The Orphanage". A couple of years old, but I rented it on someone's recommendation (I don't remember who.) I liked it very much. Lyrical cinematography, reminded me a bit of one of my favorite movies, Peter Weir's "Picnic at Hanging Rock". I was wary when the imaginary friend theme was introduced (that's been overdone at this point, to say the least), but it worked, and the ending left a trace of ambiguity that let you decide whether it was a happy ending or not. (btw, spoiler here, but if you were stubborn enough to make it all the way through "Silent Hill" the ending is similar, I think.)

camisadelgolf
05-28-2009, 12:06 PM
Apparently I'm the only person here who loved Margot at the Wedding. :(

The Orphanage was very interesting, though, and I think a lot of people here would enjoy it.

WMR
05-28-2009, 12:09 PM
I've seen "The Orphanage" and I agree that it is an amazing film that everyone should seek out.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/orfanato/

It's available for "Instant Viewing" on Netflix in HD, BTW.

*BaseClogger*
05-28-2009, 02:26 PM
American History X

Emotionally powerful and moving.

6/10

wolfboy
05-28-2009, 04:51 PM
The single shot battle scene in Children of Men is one of the more incredible things I've ever seen in a film. I'd call it one of the better movies of this decade honestly, surprised to hear someone didn't like it.

I agree on all counts.

pedro
05-28-2009, 05:39 PM
The single shot battle scene in Children of Men is one of the more incredible things I've ever seen in a film. I'd call it one of the better movies of this decade honestly, surprised to hear someone didn't like it.

I thought it was a really good movie.

GAC
05-29-2009, 07:56 AM
I watched Drag Me to Hell yesterday. Wow. Just wow.

Prior to this year, that could have been the proper moniker for a Reds fan.

I'm re-watching the LOTR's trilogy. I saw it at the theaters, and haven't seen it since.

freestyle55
05-29-2009, 09:27 AM
Apparently I'm the only person here who loved Margot at the Wedding. :(

The Orphanage was very interesting, though, and I think a lot of people here would enjoy it.

Not to be sarcastic or mean or anything, but in honest-to-goodness just wondering, what did you like about the movie? It's not my cup of tea, but just wondering...

smith288
05-29-2009, 09:51 AM
Pineapple Express

7/10

I thought the movie was creative and entertaining. The police car chase scene was probably the most side splitting with his foot through the window. Obviously not supposed to be a serious drug lord movie so with that in mind, it was enjoyable.

Johnny Footstool
05-29-2009, 10:16 AM
Pineapple Express

7/10

I thought the movie was creative and entertaining. The police car chase scene was probably the most side splitting with his foot through the window. Obviously not supposed to be a serious drug lord movie so with that in mind, it was enjoyable.

I felt like this was a spoof of action movies, based on the way it played with conventions. And Danny McBride's character was utterly hilarious.

camisadelgolf
05-29-2009, 10:34 AM
Not to be sarcastic or mean or anything, but in honest-to-goodness just wondering, what did you like about the movie? It's not my cup of tea, but just wondering...
Each moment in the film had a meaning and a way that tied all the characters together, making them the plot as opposed to just the plot itself (a short-story writer who goes back home to attend a wedding). It was very layered, and I needed to watch the movie a few times to feel like I got everything out of it.

Many of us like to believe we're not slaves to our emotions, but I think the movie did a great job of showing that we can't out-think ourselves, if that makes any sense.

smith288
05-29-2009, 10:38 AM
I felt like this was a spoof of action movies, based on the way it played with conventions. And Danny McBride's character was utterly hilarious.
Yea, i think it was intentional but not like "Disaster Movie" level spoof (which was terrible).

I though Ed Begley's character was great too even though I think he's a pretentious buffoon in real life.

The Baumer
05-29-2009, 04:07 PM
Each moment in the film had a meaning and a way that tied all the characters together, making them the plot as opposed to just the plot itself (a short-story writer who goes back home to attend a wedding). It was very layered, and I needed to watch the movie a few times to feel like I got everything out of it.

Many of us like to believe we're not slaves to our emotions, but I think the movie did a great job of showing that we can't out-think ourselves, if that makes any sense.

I think Baumbach's intentions were good but I thought Margot at the Wedding proved how thin the line between an enjoyable pretentious indie movie (Squid and the Whale) and a hard-to-sit-through-unlikeable-overly-pretentious indie movie. Both had real "uneventful" endings but I thought Squid and the Whale's ending had more of the intended impact he wanted from the shock of a sudden ending. In Margot, I hated Nicole Kidman and didn't really care about any of the character's after the first 15 minutes.

pahster
05-29-2009, 05:29 PM
I saw Up today. It's every bit as good as it's Rotten Tomato score would have us believe. Surprisingly sad and touching, too.

camisadelgolf
05-29-2009, 05:34 PM
I think Baumbach's intentions were good but I thought Margot at the Wedding proved how thin the line between an enjoyable pretentious indie movie (Squid and the Whale) and a hard-to-sit-through-unlikeable-overly-pretentious indie movie. Both had real "uneventful" endings but I thought Squid and the Whale's ending had more of the intended impact he wanted from the shock of a sudden ending. In Margot, I hated Nicole Kidman and didn't really care about any of the character's after the first 15 minutes.
I got the impression that Margot at the Wedding was actually putting the spotlight on pretentious people and pointing out their faults.

RFS62
05-29-2009, 07:17 PM
Finally got around to seeing "Slumdog Millionaire".

Incredible movie, much better than I thought it would be.

Redhook
05-29-2009, 10:05 PM
Finally got around to seeing "Slumdog Millionaire".

Incredible movie, much better than I thought it would be.

I felt the same way.

And how hot is Latika, Frieda Pinto? One of the most beautiful women on the planet right now.

Redsfaithful
05-30-2009, 07:59 PM
Just got back from seeing Up. Really, really good, it's amazing how little the trailer gives away. Like Wall-E I don't know what kids will think of it, but I found it to be superb.

The short before it is also awesome, might be the best Pixar short ever.

SandyD
05-30-2009, 11:58 PM
Up was a beautiful, visual movie. Even the end credits were well designed.

SandyD
05-31-2009, 12:08 AM
wow. texas left the bases loaded in the top of the 19th. no runs scored. still tied heading into the bottom half.

The Baumer
05-31-2009, 03:08 AM
Drag Me To Hell.

Hilarious and scary!

RedsBaron
05-31-2009, 08:38 AM
My 16 year old son, Jason, and I saw the new "Star Trek" movie yesterday. I liked it. Nothing great, but a fun couple of hours, and well cast.
Last night we rented "Paul Blart: Mall Cop." I wanted to like it, but it bored me.

redsmetz
05-31-2009, 09:42 AM
My wife and I watched our latest from Netflix, "American Graffiti," the 1973 film, George Lucas' first big flick. The cast is a big collection of actors in some of their earliest appearances in movies: Richard Dreyfus, Ron Howard, Harrison Ford, Cindy Williams, Mackenzie Phillips. Surprisingly, Candy Clark who played Debbie Dunham was nominated for Best Supporting Actress. The film is most noteworthy for not using a traditional score but rather interweaving classic rock & roll numbers throughout the movie, often times with just the right phrase from a song for that scene. While the band Sha Na Na had played at Woodstock four years earlier, American Graffiti really had an impact on bringing back much of the early 1960's music. It's still a fun movie with nice performances by several of the actors; Dreyfus in particular, although "Ronnie" Howard did a decent enough job too. Charles Martin Smith was also very good in the role of Toad, the hapless friend to Dreyfus and Howard.

RedsBaron
05-31-2009, 03:22 PM
My wife and I watched our latest from Netflix, "American Graffiti," the 1973 film, George Lucas' first big flick. The cast is a big collection of actors in some of their earliest appearances in movies: Richard Dreyfus, Ron Howard, Harrison Ford, Cindy Williams, Mackenzie Phillips. Surprisingly, Candy Clark who played Debbie Dunham was nominated for Best Supporting Actress. The film is most noteworthy for not using a traditional score but rather interweaving classic rock & roll numbers throughout the movie, often times with just the right phrase from a song for that scene. While the band Sha Na Na had played at Woodstock four years earlier, American Graffiti really had an impact on bringing back much of the early 1960's music. It's still a fun movie with nice performances by several of the actors; Dreyfus in particular, although "Ronnie" Howard did a decent enough job too. Charles Martin Smith was also very good in the role of Toad, the hapless friend to Dreyfus and Howard.

I'm old enough that I can recall taking a date to see "American Graffiti" back in 1973 when it was first released. The film hadn't yet made it to Huntington, but was playing in downtown Ashland. I had never been to the theater before, but suave teenager that I was :), I drove to Ashland that Saturday afternoon and located the theater; that way, when I returned that evening with my date I was able to show that I knew my way around by driving straight there.
"American Graffiti" is a simply terrific film and was innovative for the time.

LoganBuck
05-31-2009, 05:28 PM
I drove to Ashland that Saturday afternoon and located the theater; that way, when I returned that evening with my date I was able to show that I knew my way around by driving straight there.


Luck = Preparation + Opportunity

MWM
05-31-2009, 09:16 PM
Took the kids to see Up on Friday. Really good. My wife and I enjoyed it quite a bit and then kids loved it as well. LIke RF said, definitely a lot different than I expected from the trailer.

redsmetz
05-31-2009, 10:06 PM
I'm old enough that I can recall taking a date to see "American Graffiti" back in 1973 when it was first released. The film hadn't yet made it to Huntington, but was playing in downtown Ashland. I had never been to the theater before, but suave teenager that I was :), I drove to Ashland that Saturday afternoon and located the theater; that way, when I returned that evening with my date I was able to show that I knew my way around by driving straight there.
"American Graffiti" is a simply terrific film and was innovative for the time.

Please tell me you made the trip in some really nice souped up car and not your parent's Falcon....

*BaseClogger*
06-01-2009, 01:20 AM
Shooter

Enough depth to make it a worthwhile action movie.

6/10

RedsBaron
06-01-2009, 07:31 AM
Please tell me you made the trip in some really nice souped up car and not your parent's Falcon....

1968 Mustang with a 289 V-8. Not really souped up, but I loved that car.

cumberlandreds
06-01-2009, 09:37 AM
I'm old enough that I can recall taking a date to see "American Graffiti" back in 1973 when it was first released. The film hadn't yet made it to Huntington, but was playing in downtown Ashland. I had never been to the theater before, but suave teenager that I was :), I drove to Ashland that Saturday afternoon and located the theater; that way, when I returned that evening with my date I was able to show that I knew my way around by driving straight there.
"American Graffiti" is a simply terrific film and was innovative for the time.

That was a very good movie. It spurred a 50's craze during the 70's. I remember our high school would have a 50's day during the school year. Happy Days was also based on that film. Wasn't Suzzane Sumers the blonde that Ron Howard was in pursuit of during the movie? She was only seen, briefly, in a car.

RedsBaron
06-01-2009, 10:24 AM
That was a very good movie. It spurred a 50's craze during the 70's. I remember our high school would have a 50's day during the school year. Happy Days was also based on that film. Wasn't Suzzane Sumers the blonde that Ron Howard was in pursuit of during the movie? She was only seen, briefly, in a car.

It was Richard Dreyfuss's character, not Ron Howard's character, who pursued Suzanne Somers in the white T-Bird throughout the movie.
Howard had already filmed the "Happy Days" pilot, which ABC had not picked up. After "American Graffiti" became a huge hit, ABC executives quickly re-thought that decision and gave the show the green light.

BuckeyeRed27
06-01-2009, 11:15 AM
I also saw Up this weekend and really enjoyed it. It is incredibly, and surprisingly, sad however.

Chip R
06-01-2009, 11:54 AM
I watched The Wrestler last night. What a sad movie that was.

redsmetz
06-01-2009, 12:11 PM
I watched The Wrestler last night. What a sad movie that was.

Sad in the sense of tragic, or sad as in not a very good movie?

Chip R
06-01-2009, 01:47 PM
Sad in the sense of tragic, or sad as in not a very good movie?


Fine movie but just sad that Randy was so alone.

*BaseClogger*
06-01-2009, 05:10 PM
This is Spinal Tap

Interesting, but I just didn't find it that funny. Too young? :dunno:

5/10

redsmetz
06-01-2009, 05:47 PM
Fine movie but just sad that Randy was so alone.

That's what I thought you meant. I haven't seen it although I've heard the performances are tremendous.

Johnny Footstool
06-01-2009, 05:55 PM
Fido - a weird, quirky, funny little zombie flick. Set in an alternate-universe 1950's America, in which zombies are commonplace, but technology has allowed mankind to enslave the beasts, a dysfunctional family adopts a zombie named Fido, who becomes an absurd, surrogate patriarch in place of the not-really-into-it father. I'd give it a 6/10.

WMR
06-01-2009, 06:58 PM
"DRAG ME TO HELL"

My Lord, if you like scary movies, GO SEE THIS FILM!!!!

Very, very scary! Funny as well at times.

Wow, Sam Raimi's still got it!

Without giving away any plot spoilers, do you think the boyfriend "inherited" the you-know-what?

camisadelgolf
06-01-2009, 07:06 PM
Without giving away any plot spoilers, do you think the boyfriend "inherited" the you-know-what?
I think that all depends on whether Hollywood wants to make a sequel or not. :) But yeah, I think it's his now.

Eric_the_Red
06-01-2009, 07:38 PM
Saw "Up" this weekend. Pixar does it again. The tear-jerker moments were well-crafted and surprising for an animated feature. Pixar continues to push the envelope with creative storytelling, beautiful animation and well-constructed characters.

The Baumer
06-02-2009, 12:46 AM
I think that all depends on whether Hollywood wants to make a sequel or not. :) But yeah, I think it's his now.

I say no. They made a point that she must formally give it to someone as a gift, not accidentally leave it in someone's possession. Loved the movie and the ending though!

camisadelgolf
06-02-2009, 03:25 AM
I say no. They made a point that she must formally give it to someone as a gift, not accidentally leave it in someone's possession. Loved the movie and the ending though!
*spoiler alert**spoiler alert**spoiler alert**spoiler alert**spoiler alert**spoiler alert*
Good point, but iIrc, the possibility of it being taken was never addressed. Technically, it was never given back to her since she never had a chance to accept/reject, so you could argue that the ending never should've happened.

Will M
06-02-2009, 10:29 AM
Taken: Grade A

Written by Luc Besson & starring Liam Neeson. a retired spy's daughter is kidnapped. he kills every bad guy in Paris in an attempt to get her back. a great B action movie with a grade A cast & production values.

also very politically incorrect. refreshing. reminded me a bit of the old Charles Bronson action films.

Chip R
06-02-2009, 10:31 AM
This is Spinal Tap

Interesting, but I just didn't find it that funny. Too young? :dunno:

5/10


Well, there's a fine line between stupid and clever.

RedsFan75
06-02-2009, 10:39 AM
Well, there's a fine line between stupid and clever.

Along the lines of Spinal Tap, has anyone of you watched "A Mighty Wind" ?

It's like a Folk Music Spinal Tap...

I found it challenging to watch.

Eric_the_Red
06-02-2009, 10:52 AM
Along the lines of Spinal Tap, has anyone of you watched "A Mighty Wind" ?

It's like a Folk Music Spinal Tap...

I found it challenging to watch.

I love all of the Christopher Guest films...Spinal Tap, Best in Show, Waiting for Guffman and A Mighty Wind. The only one I didn't care for was For Your Consideration.

Spazzrico
06-02-2009, 11:13 AM
I love all of the Christopher Guest films...Spinal Tap, Best in Show, Waiting for Guffman and A Mighty Wind. The only one I didn't care for was For Your Consideration.

That's exactly how I feel.

I'll just add thought that Rob Reiner actually directed Spinal Tap, so technically it is his film. Christopher Guest wrote it though, and it obviously is the genesis of all the films he made later, in style and casting.

Chip R
06-02-2009, 11:28 AM
Along the lines of Spinal Tap, has anyone of you watched "A Mighty Wind" ?

It's like a Folk Music Spinal Tap...

I found it challenging to watch.


Some of it. It didn't quite do it for me like Tap, Best In Show or Guffman.

RichRed
06-02-2009, 02:07 PM
I love Best in Show and Spinal Tap, followed closely by Mighty Wind and Guffman. For Your Consideration was just flat; in fact, I can barely remember a thing about it.

Eric_the_Red
06-02-2009, 03:35 PM
I love Best in Show and Spinal Tap, followed closely by Mighty Wind and Guffman. For Your Consideration was just flat; in fact, I can barely remember a thing about it.


Yes, it was a waste of Ricky Gervais to have him in that film.

OldRightHander
06-02-2009, 11:39 PM
I saw Up today and really enjoyed it. Even got a wee bit choked up at a couple parts.

MWM
06-03-2009, 09:35 AM
I'll echo the comments about Christopher Guest films. FYI just wasn't good at all.

TRF
06-03-2009, 12:33 PM
This is Spinal Tap

Interesting, but I just didn't find it that funny. Too young? :dunno:

5/10

how can... sigh.

Spinal Tap rocked.

Watched The Great Escape the other day.

Best. Movie. Ever. Great ensemble cast.

TheBigLebowski
06-03-2009, 03:34 PM
The Wrestler. Excellent.

redsmetz
06-03-2009, 08:23 PM
how can... sigh.

Spinal Tap rocked.

Watched The Great Escape the other day.

Best. Movie. Ever. Great ensemble cast.

And with the iconic baseball glove and ball, enough to slip into any list of "baseball movies".

timmario66
06-04-2009, 09:05 AM
The Hangover last night at a sneak preview. Easily one of the funniest movies I've seen recently including the closing credits.

The Voice of IH
06-04-2009, 03:27 PM
The last movie that I saw was Superman Returns, but that was the second time I saw it.

The Last movie that I saw that was the frist time I saw it was Star Trek, I plan on renting "21" that or just getting it online somewhere.

Razor Shines
06-06-2009, 03:49 AM
Saw The Hangover earlier tonight. It was really funny. The characters were fairly similar to the Old School characters but even so it was still good. Zach Galifianakis was was great, as expected.

Before the movie we saw the preview for Extract, Mike Judge's new movie. Jason Bateman plays the lead character, I think it will be a great role for Jason. Judge is probably the best person to write for Jason's personality, aside from Mitch Hurwitz obviously.

RedsBaron
06-06-2009, 03:38 PM
We rented "Taken" last night. A bit unrealistic, but a good action flick. It held my interest.

GAC
06-06-2009, 04:25 PM
We rented "Taken" last night. A bit unrealistic, but a good action flick. It held my interest.

THe guy dodged more bullets then Arnold! :p:

The son and I just got back from seeing Star Trek. Good flick. Not great, but good. I thought the casting was excellent. Especially Spock and McCoy. McCoy was a hoot. If you're a fan of the original series then I think you would enjoy it.

They left some "holes" unanswered, which tells me this is the first in a series because they can't leave them hanging like that IMO.

*BaseClogger*
06-07-2009, 12:25 AM
The Hangover

Very, very funny. Bearded dude in elevator with baby was a great sequence.

7/10

Caveat Emperor
06-08-2009, 01:41 AM
Saw The Hangover as well -- funnier than I expected. Galifianakis was fantastic, but I thought Ed Helms really stole the movie.

And, was it just me, or did it seem like the one part (forget the character's name, but he was the school teacher) was written specifically for Vince Vaughn?

Redsfaithful
06-08-2009, 03:42 AM
The Hangover was epic. Highly recommend it if you're into that sort of thing.

*BaseClogger*
06-08-2009, 01:33 PM
And, was it just me, or did it seem like the one part (forget the character's name, but he was the school teacher) was written specifically for Vince Vaughn?

It was essentially the same role Vince Vaughn played in Old School, yes...

GAC
06-13-2009, 07:06 AM
Rented Gran Torino last night. Good flick. Some great lines too.

Being a huge Eastwood fan, and obviously carrying a stereotypical "image" of the guy from his list macho male movies, it's just hard watching an almost 80 yr old Eastwood.

But even at almost 80 yrs old, if he tells me to get off his yard - I'm gonna listen and not make his day. :lol:

RBA
06-13-2009, 01:26 PM
Star Trek. Great movie.

KittyDuran
06-13-2009, 08:27 PM
I saw Up today and really enjoyed it. Even got a wee bit choked up at a couple parts.Saw it today - and it was 50/50 for me - half the time I was crying and the rest I was laughing. Very touching film... made me forget that I was watching animation - the story was that good! :thumbup:


Star Trek. Great movie.

Yep... saw that again too...:luvu:

Joseph
06-13-2009, 08:32 PM
The Hangover was hilarious. We are thinking about going back to see it again.

BUTLER REDSFAN
06-14-2009, 12:21 AM
Just watched Taken on Time-Warner HD Movies on Demand...pretty good flick.

Degenerate39
06-14-2009, 12:47 AM
The Hangover. Loved Mike Tyson's appearance.

And

Saw Star Trek again. Great movie it's probably the best out of all the Star Trek movies

Degenerate39
06-14-2009, 12:47 AM
Just watched Taken on Time-Warner HD Movies on Demand...pretty good flick.

Who knew Liam Neeson could be a total badass? Okay well everyone did.

Razor Shines
06-14-2009, 02:44 AM
Saw The Hangover as well -- funnier than I expected. Galifianakis was fantastic, but I thought Ed Helms really stole the movie.

And, was it just me, or did it seem like the one part (forget the character's name, but he was the school teacher) was written specifically for Vince Vaughn?

I thought that all of the characters had strong resemblences to the Old School characters. It made me wonder if the writers had begun writing it as "Old School 2", but then made some changes when they couldn't get all the guys back.

And I agree Ed Helms was awesome, I loved his song.

*BaseClogger*
06-14-2009, 12:54 PM
Gone Baby Gone

Twisting, thrilling, and raised a very controversial moral question.

8/10

Red in Chicago
06-14-2009, 01:51 PM
Rented Gran Torino last night. Good flick. Some great lines too.

Being a huge Eastwood fan, and obviously carrying a stereotypical "image" of the guy from his list macho male movies, it's just hard watching an almost 80 yr old Eastwood.

But even at almost 80 yrs old, if he tells me to get off his yard - I'm gonna listen and not make his day. :lol:

I watched Gran Torino last night as well. I enjoyed it, but would have preferred a different ending, which seems to be the case with most movies. Definitely worth renting though for those that haven't seen it.

smith288
06-14-2009, 02:43 PM
The Hangover. Loved Mike Tyson's appearance.

And

Saw Star Trek again. Great movie it's probably the best out of all the Star Trek movies
Agreed. Zach Galiafinakis was fantastic. Saw a little too much of him in a certain respects but his character was great.

The whole cast was good. I didnt know Heather Graham was even in the film and we also see more of her (easier on the eyes than Zach)

It's not a movie for the feint of heart.

Bruno looks stupid...and I even liked Borat.