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« Reply #495 on: Jun 14, 2009, 06:23:35 PM »

Taken - it's refreshing to see a legit actor make a venture to the action genre again. Neeson was so badass in this movie. I also loved the set-up in the beginning, it really put our emotions where they needed to be when the action started. I have never really been big into these Besson produced Euro quickies (Kiss of the Dragon, The Transporter, etc.) but this was just downright amazingly good. ***1/2 (out of ****)
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« Reply #496 on: Jun 14, 2009, 06:52:11 PM »

Lifeforce: Starts off cool, some really bad-ass 80s effects, and pretty good music. But it kind of meanders. It doesn't know if it's a zombie movie, an alien invasion movie, a vampire movie, etc...and it kind of shows. The opening scene and last half hour don't even feel like they are from the same movie. But still, entertaining. 5/10, C.

Aliens: 35mm on the Big Screen: Well....the print was awful. Scratches, lines, and this ever-present circle of green noise right in the middle of the image. Pretty degraded print. Also, they focus puller fucked up massively, most of the movie was not focused properly. But fuck it, it's my favorite movie and I got to enjoy it with friends and a few dozen total strangers. 9/10, A+.
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« Reply #497 on: Jun 15, 2009, 01:11:15 AM »

The Shaun Luu Film Festival in Syracuse, NY. 8 movies in one day, pretty bad-ass (and all but Black Devil Doll were 35mm film prints...very Grindhousey because they were so old and degraded, hah)

Ghostbusters 2: A rare sequel that lives up to the original. The plot might not be as good, or original...but it's funnier. Egon has a few classic moments (the slinky), and Peter MacNicol steals the show.  7/10, B-

Monster Squad: I probably enjoyed it a little more than I did watching it on DVD not too long ago. Still, Shane Black's worst script. A few good lines, but it lacks something in my opinion. 6/10, C+
Black Devil Doll: It looked awesome based on the trailer and synopsis. Turns out...it's just softcore porn with a few funny moments. Disappointing. Also stuck out like a sore thumb, being made in 2007 or whatever. 3/10, D

The Gates of Hell (City of the Living Dead): One of Fulci's best movies. Maybe even better than Zombie. Sure, it doesn't make any sense...it's not a legitimately good movie, but the entertainment value is awesome. Unintentional humor and some of the best damned music ever. 7/10, B-

Deep Red: Uhhhhhh....nwatchable. I got about 15 minutes in, and then started staring at the floor trying to come up with cult movies A-Z. Then I napped, walked to the back of the theater, stood around, etc. I kind of watched it, other than the few small naps I took where I went into an alternate dimension. One of the most boring movies I have ever seen. It's just a lot of bad dialogue. I think Argento is just not my cup of tea. So...2/10 (for some gore and maybe kind of the music a little), F.

The Warriors: This was the first time I had seen the original cut. The Director's Edition was lame. It's a good movie, though. I dug it a lot more seeing the real version on the big screen. Although I don't know why half the audience went apeshit with the Baseball Furies came on screen. Can somebody explain that to me? 7/10, B-

Cannibal Ferox: Not as bad as I expected it to be. The animal torture and stuff kind of sucked, but I think it may have been toned down in this print. The turtle part was a few seconds, really. Anyway, I did not remember that Umberto Lenzi directed it. Once I saw his name in the opening credits, I suddenly took interest. The movie is interesting. A lot of unintentional humor, much like most of these Spaghetti horror flicks...but it entertains, and moves at a nice pace. Also, although it's regarded as an exploitation movie...there does seem to be reasoning behind everything. Mankind's inhumanity to man and whatnot. 6/10, C+

The Thing: Nothing to be said that hasn't been said before. I find it to be entertaining, but very over-rated. 6/10, C+.

All-in-all, a fun weekend, though.
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« Reply #498 on: Jun 20, 2009, 04:28:27 AM »

Crossing Over: Should have been called Crash, Part II. Only I am pretty sure I like this more than Crash. It's a thought-provoking, challenging ensemble about immigration. It does have a liberal bias, but so do I, so fuck off. Much, much better than I expected. It's too bad the Weinsteins cut it up, though. Apparently not only deleting about 20 minutes of footage, but removing Sean Penn from the film entirely (although it may have been his choice). I really hope sometime a Director's Cut will be released. I'd like to see what the director had in mind, although the version that was released was still damned good. B+, 8/10. Check it out, unless you hate immigrants.
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« Reply #499 on: Jun 21, 2009, 08:22:04 PM »

The new Night at the Museum was actually pretty fun.  Sarah and me went to go see it and had a great time.  Sure it's not Oscar worthy, but it was just fun  Grin  And isn't that what matters?  Firepowah!
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« Reply #500 on: Jun 23, 2009, 10:47:45 PM »

Transformers 2

If you're a fan of the franchise, I'd give it a 8 out of 10.

If the first movie did nothing for you, I'd give it a 5 out of 10.

Not much more to say than that to be honest... it'll do big bank at the box office, but won't win any awards.
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« Reply #501 on: Jun 24, 2009, 04:10:24 PM »

I've heard it's not even as good as the first one, story and script-wise. I also have heard that the retarded humor is at about the same level, maybe more. Thoughts on this?

Maybe I will try to see it today. Dunno. Gotta see when my friends are planning on going, and where...(I am even madder at my local theater right now than usual, but if it's a big movie maybe they will have it in one of the two decent houses...the other ones are fracking horrible)
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« Reply #502 on: Jun 25, 2009, 05:29:05 PM »

Frank and I saw it in IMAX last night.  Not my thing, but not as bad as it could have been.
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« Reply #503 on: Jun 29, 2009, 01:01:54 PM »

Burn After Reading - I expected more. The first 20 mins I was like "this sucks" last hour or so got better but still I was like they went from No Country for Old Men to this? Another wannabe dramady about nothing. **1/2 (out of ****)
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« Reply #504 on: Jun 29, 2009, 04:04:16 PM »

I felt the same way, pretty much. Disappointment.

However, I watched a clipreel of Malkovich's scenes on youtube, and suddenly loved the movie, hah.

Plus, that part with Brad Pitt in the closet...epic win.
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« Reply #505 on: Jun 29, 2009, 05:44:38 PM »

I've found that my impression of Burn After Reading has improved upon reflection.  I really want to see it again.  If its anything like all of the Coen's other movies, they only get better on mutliple viewings.
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« Reply #506 on: Jun 30, 2009, 07:31:46 AM »

I've found that my impression of Burn After Reading has improved upon reflection.  I really want to see it again.  If its anything like all of the Coen's other movies, they only get better on mutliple viewings.

Agreed. Kinda. After The Big Lebowski, I kinda of know what to expect from the quirky Coen Bros. movies now. I picked up on some good subtle dialog, and Malkovich was great in the movie. It had it's parts, sure... but overall, I guess I just hold the Coens up to a higher standard. I may get around to watching it again but believe me, it's not near the top of my "must watch again" list.
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« Reply #507 on: Jul 01, 2009, 07:33:18 AM »

Yes, but what did you think about the movie?
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« Reply #508 on: Jul 01, 2009, 12:30:51 PM »

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« Reply #509 on: Jul 20, 2009, 08:41:21 AM »

The International - I went into this with some low expectations, thinking it was going to be another generic "adult thriller". But I was pleasantly surprised that they shot on location in each setting and the gun battle in the middle of the film was INTENSE. The movie was slow at times, especially toward the end where I wish they would have had another tense action sequence, but overall, I enjoyed the international settings and Clive Owen's usual badassness. *** (out of ****)
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