The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby Chris a.k.a StuntMike on Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:33 pm

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Bloo wrote:
7th:THE WRESTLER(currently in theaters)-1ST TIME VIEWING: Darren Afronsky strips down his style for this story of a washed up professional wrestler trying to capture his past glory. This movie rests on the shoulders of Mickey Rourke, still showing that he is a great actor. A highlight for me (besdies the Tormi nudity) was the use of 80s glam metal music. From the opening licks of "Mental Health (Bang Your Head)" to the music Randy The Ram listens to in his van. Highlight scenes for me were the deli scene and when the kids, early in the movie, wake up Randy when he's sleeping in his van and despite his pain and late night, gets up and plays around with them. Both just awesome scenes. Great Great Great movie.


Yeah the deli scenes were great. One was somewhat humourous and uplifting, the other very agitating. I enjoyed all the 80s music too. I haven't heard that song "Balls to the Wall" for quite some time.

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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby Maui on Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:01 pm

Chris a.k.a StuntMike wrote:Gotta love Accept. Ugliest frontman ever.


Dee Snider, a close second.
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby Bloo on Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:10 pm

yeah the 80's music were a definte highlight it just kind of reenforced the idea of man living in the 80s

and the deli scenes were really what sold me on Rourke, he was just perfect in those scenes
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby Chris a.k.a StuntMike on Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:21 pm

Bloo wrote:yeah the 80's music were a definte highlight it just kind of reenforced the idea of man living in the 80s

and the deli scenes were really what sold me on Rourke, he was just perfect in those scenes

The "I'm a piece of meat" scene with his Daughter was damn good.
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby Leckomaniac on Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:13 pm

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Leckomaniac wrote:My journal is updated to include the just-released-in-my-area Time Crimes and Coraline in 3D!

It has been a good start to 09!


So Coraline was very good? Where would you rank it next to other animated films?


Coraline is an absolute treat. I didn't really form any expectations and I was left greatly impressed. Watching it in 3D is a marvel. The direction is steady and the voice cast has a great time (especiall Ian McShane!)

I usually don't see animated films unless they are PIXAR, but I will, without doubt, pay to see Coraline again when it comes out on the 6th. (in 3D again of course).

A really tight film that just feels huge. The score is really something else, too. Highly recommended.
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby Bloo on Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:41 am

Leckomaniac wrote:
Nachokoolaid wrote:
Leckomaniac wrote:My journal is updated to include the just-released-in-my-area Time Crimes and Coraline in 3D!

It has been a good start to 09!


So Coraline was very good? Where would you rank it next to other animated films?


Coraline is an absolute treat. I didn't really form any expectations and I was left greatly impressed. Watching it in 3D is a marvel. The direction is steady and the voice cast has a great time (especiall Ian McShane!)

I usually don't see animated films unless they are PIXAR, but I will, without doubt, pay to see Coraline again when it comes out on the 6th. (in 3D again of course).

A really tight film that just feels huge. The score is really something else, too. Highly recommended.


I'm not close to any 3D screens, is it worth seeing flat or not
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby Spandau Belly on Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:43 am

Tokyo Gore Police

I can say that in Tokyo Gore Police, I have seen the future. Not because the film is set in the future and it portrays an accurate picture of where Japan is heading socially. Although, by my estimations it kinda does that too. But what I have seen is a bright new dawn of exploitation features and that Tokyo Gore Police is a turning point milestone revolution rebirth reaching a new plateau that hopefully won’t sprain its ankle doing all those things. It sure as shit sprained my mind watching it. In a good way.

This is movie is like an ultraviolent satire of Robocop, which was an ultraviolent satire to start with. It’s from “the people who brought” us Machine Girl. I used to be kinda weary about these “from the people who brought you” credentials. Just tell me who was involved and in what capacity on both films. Is it the same director? Writers? Waterboy? Well, it seems this studio, Tokyo Shock, is the Judd Apatow of movies that actually entertain me. They’re definitely delivering the same thrills and production values as Machine Girl, but it’s like they read my mind in terms of criticisms about the slow parts in Machine Girl and Tokyo Gore Police just keeps the ridiculousness and gore flowing non-stop. In fact, as a trash auteur, this movie was like a mental game of chess for me. In every scene they kinda advanced the ridiculousness and by the end of each scene I was beaten in terms of not being able to think of a way to make it any more absurd than it actually was.

I think the sex club scene was the highlight of the movie. But man, that passage of the film has some pretty stiff competition in the cray-zee department. I really have no idea how these guys are going to top this film. It was nice to see this movie in the cinema. I realize it got released on DVD here in North America a few days ago, but hey, I was kinda tearing around my place like Bruce Springsteen in the song Dancing In The Dark, it’s only minus 25 degrees outside and it’s nice to wear pants for something other than work. So I went out and caught this baby on the big screen. The chick in the cinema next to me spent pretty much the whole movie hiding her face in her hands, but laughing while shrieking in disbelief. It’s nice when a ridiculous passage of a film ends everybody claps like at acts in a stage show. It was a real old fashioned good time at the movies where I felt like I was really part of an experience and not just trying see the screen around the dude in front of me’s hair.

Typically when I watch cheesy Asian movies like this, I go with the dub. In general I have a policy that dictates subtitles, but for this kind of material I find the cheesy voice acting in the English dub usually adds a bit more comic value. But since I was watching this in the cinema I couldn’t make such demands and watched in its native Japanese with English subtitles.

For the most part I have a really hard time judging acting in Asian language movies. I can tell a bad motherfucker like Chow Yun Phat has screen presence, and I can appreciate Jet Li’s amazing physical abilities and Gong Li’s sexiness. But since I don’t speak any Asian language, I really can’t judge their line readings and delivery or even if they’re saying anything that remotely matches the subtitles. With European languages I feel I’m at least working with the familiar even if I don’t speak Italian or whatever I can still pick out some words with Latin roots and read the actors’ intonation. I find Asian languages have a different pitch code as to what tone implies what feeling, so I never really comment on the acting in Asian language movies. But I feel I can safely say the acting in this appropriately crappy and bad enough to pierce the language barrier. I would tend to think no respectable actor would want to be in this sort of movie, but after Jurgen Prochnow showed up in an Uwe Boll movie quoting Scarface and blasting zombies, all bets are off.

They’ve clearly blown most of their budget on making exploding and mutilated body parts, which I think was a good move. I hope this film’s success will also help them maybe to be able to afford better action choreography and funnier sets in the future. Not that I have a problem with abandoned warehouses.

Anyway, I don’t want to just recount every scene in this amazing movie, so I’ll keep it short and sweet. If you’ve ever wanted to see a movie where a guy makes a gun that shoots Fuck-You’s and somebody finds a way to deflect the Fuck-You’s back at him resulting in death by Fuck-You, then this is the film for you. Or if you like Robocop and would like to see a Japanese version.





I give this film the highest possible honour: THE GOLDEN OLEG.
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby caruso_stalker217 on Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:52 pm

Spandau Belly wrote:If you’ve ever wanted to see a movie where a guy makes a gun that shoots Fuck-You’s and somebody finds a way to deflect the Fuck-You’s back at him resulting in death by Fuck-You, then this is the film for you.


I am going to buy this without hesitation.
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby Maui on Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:41 pm

I've decided that "Timecrimes" should be renamed to "Keeping Track of the Hectors".

That is all. Great film!
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby Bloo on Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:19 pm

A Mr. Cockstien using an American Express in the name of Underhill has purchased two spots on my Zone list
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby Chris a.k.a StuntMike on Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:28 pm

Just watched The Wrestler again. Man, I'm loving that film.
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby Bloo on Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:55 pm

Chris a.k.a StuntMike wrote:Just watched The Wrestler again. Man, I'm loving that film.


Amen to that brother
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby Nachokoolaid on Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:45 am

Ok, fess up about STAR BALLZ. Seriously. What's the scoop?
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby caruso_stalker217 on Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:41 am

Inquiring minds want to know.
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby Chris a.k.a StuntMike on Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:36 am

Nachokoolaid wrote:Ok, fess up about STAR BALLZ. Seriously. What's the scoop?

I read about it topside in Harry's dvd column. Anime Star Wars Hardcore porn rip off. Can't go wrong right? Wrong. Thank God I "rented" it. The one funny thing was the Chewbacca looked like some dirty hippy with glasses. Kinda looked like a skinny Harry.
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby Maui on Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:05 am

First of all, Chris, nice AV.

SFG, only a 5 for Zack and Miri? I thought you liked it a bit better than that.
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby Bloo on Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:15 am

I liked Zach and Miri Fuck, don't know what I'd rank it, maybe a 7 or 8...higher then a 5 though
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby Maui on Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:19 am

Bloo wrote:I liked Zach and Miri Fuck, don't know what I'd rank it, maybe a 7 or 8...higher then a 5 though


Yeah I gave it a 7 in my journal. I laughed quite a bit, found it rather amusing. Of course we have Kevin Smith doing the STAR WARS stuff...again, but still it was funny.
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby stereosforgeeks on Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:39 am

Maui wrote:
Bloo wrote:I liked Zach and Miri Fuck, don't know what I'd rank it, maybe a 7 or 8...higher then a 5 though


Yeah I gave it a 7 in my journal. I laughed quite a bit, found it rather amusing. Of course we have Kevin Smith doing the STAR WARS stuff...again, but still it was funny.


It was all comparable to the other stuff I watched. As I said I enjoyed the movie for sure but will it stand the test of time? Probably not. A decent way to spend 2 hours though.
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby Bloo on Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:38 pm

the Star Wars stuff didn't bother me I guess, or even really stand out because I've come to expect it from Smith, you know going in there is going to be 500 SW refrences

yeah I don't think it'll be remembered as anything special but it was a nice diversion adn I'll buy it next month on DVD
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby Maui on Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:37 pm

Updated, with more Frozen River.
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby Fried Gold on Sat Jan 31, 2009 1:30 pm

Updated with Val Kyrie.
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby Nachokoolaid on Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:29 am

It's that time of the month (no, we're not on the rag). Time to name your best and worst of the month for January.

Best:
LOTR:FOTR. It's like comfort food. Or a hug from someone you haven't seen in a long time... only covered in kickass.

Worst:
Southland Tales. I just saw it a few hours ago for the first time, so I'll just repost what I put in my journal.

Nachokoolaid wrote:It was interesting just to set there watching this, but it didn't feel like a movie at all. It was like some quasi news-documentary-cumstain. I don't even know where to begin. The Rock has great screen presence, but damn this thing sucked. If anyone could shed some light on the shit I'm missing that made this better than a pretty turd, I'd like to hear it. Way too much repetition and damn, whoever edited this should never work in film again. 2/10.


And why can't John Lovitz just fade into oblivion (or at least go back to voicing Jay Sherman, actually is there even a difference?).
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby Bloo on Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:52 am

BEST (in theatre)-THE WRESTLER

heartbreaking, beautiful music, great acting, touching, just an overall great movie. And as much as I love watching the WWE on TV, I"m glad Rourke ISN'T going to be on Wrestlemania

BEST (other)- tough call, but I'm probably going to go with HARD BOILED just because it was a first time view for me and I was blown away

STRANGEST- SONNY BOY, unreleased on VHS or DVD apperantly, it's a total grindhouse from the mid to late 80s I caught one night on TCM, truely a sight that must be seen with crossdressing David Caradine and the dad from Mork and Mindy as a crazy ass small town surgen

BEST OLEG MOVIE CLUB SELECTION-THE DIRTY DOZEN

WORST-hands down DUKES OF HAZZARD: THE BEGINNING
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby caruso_stalker217 on Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:05 am

Best of January (it's a tie!):

HENRY FOOL. I really don't know what to say about this movie. I had it sitting on my Netflix queue for ages until I finally decided to move it to the top. I don't know why I waited so long. Really, really funny shit. But also some not so funny shit. But mostly I laughed. And also Parker Posey was there, which helps. All adding up to the greatest movie ever made, maybe.

DEATH RACE. I can't help myself, I got an equal amount of joy out of this one. This one really fucking blew me away because I never thought I'd watch a Paul W.S. Anderson movie and love it. Between AVP and impregnating Milla Jovovich that motherfucker was dead to me. But he somehow managed to make a damn good piece of Statham-fueled entertainment.

Worst of January:

Hands down, hands FUCKING down, NATURAL BORN KILLERS. I thought there might be some competition from DEATH PROOF, but though that movie is terrible at least it's coherent. I can't believe Oliver Stone was allowed to dump this cinematic diarrhea on the world, though apparently he does it all the time (I wouldn't know. The only other Stone movie I've seen is THE HAND, which I think is pretty awesome actually). There may -- MAY -- have been a good movie buried in here somewhere, but I wouldn't know because this is the worst shot/edited Hollywood movie I've ever seen. People bitch about DOMINO (wouldn't know, haven't seen it) but Jesus, this is just unbearable. This is... what the hell is going ON here? There are some good things about it, like Tommy Lee Jones overacting like a motherfucker, almost like Two-Face but without the purple shit. Woody is solid, RDJ is good despite the dodgy Aussie accent, Sizemore excels at playing a Struggling Background Artist (yet again) and it was pretty funny when Micky and Malorie got bit by all the snakes. Goddamn, I could watch those assholes get bit by snakes all day. And the scene at the pharmacy made me laugh real good, when the cops do a Rodney King on Woody.

But, man. THIS. MOVIE. FUCKING. SUCKS.
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby Bloo on Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:23 am

caruso, I urge you

a)revisit NBK someday but not anytime soon, your reaction sounds like mine the first time I saw it, it's like a parasite it grows on ya

b) check out U-Turn for an even WORSE Stone movie...then check out some of his good ones, like JFK or ANY GIVEN SUNDAY
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby caruso_stalker217 on Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:35 am

I've been planning on a revisit, but haven't gotten around to it yet. It's pretty rare that I pull a 180 on a movie, though. STARSHIP TROOPERS is one of the few examples that come to mind.
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby Al Shut on Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:44 am

Top of the month: Sweeney Todd. My guess it that I would really loved it, like so many other Burton movies, if it wasn't a musical adaption. Nothing against musicals in general but this particular didn't do that much for me. Still very good and entertaining.

Bottom: The Death and Life of Bobby Z. This happens when your brother is a cheap bastard and tries to spend less than 5€ on a Christmas present. One word review: fail



on a sidenote NBK is great because it's such a weird mess.
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby Bloo on Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:38 am

caruso_stalker217 wrote:I've been planning on a revisit, but haven't gotten around to it yet. It's pretty rare that I pull a 180 on a movie, though. STARSHIP TROOPERS is one of the few examples that come to mind.


Watch U-Turn first to get a real example of an unhinged unedited, Stone movie then rewatch NBK
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby Bloo on Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:40 am

Al Shut wrote:Top of the month: Sweeney Todd. My guess it that I would really loved it, like so many other Burton movies, if it wasn't a musical adaption. Nothing against musicals in general but this particular didn't do that much for me. Still very good and entertaining.

Bottom: The Death and Life of Bobby Z. This happens when your brother is a cheap bastard and tries to spend less than 5€ on a Christmas present. One word review: fail



on a sidenote NBK is great because it's such a weird mess.


Sweeny Todd is great and I think it works best as a musical
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby Maui on Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:41 am

Best: The Good, The Bad, The Weird

Worst: The House Bunny - not even a good stupid funny. Stopped watched halfway through the flick. Didn't even deserve a spot in my journal, it was THAT BAD!!!
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby Chris a.k.a StuntMike on Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:07 pm

Best of January: It's a tie! Milk and The Wrestler

Worst of January: It's a tie! Star Ballz and What Just Happened
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby Nachokoolaid on Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:55 pm

Star Ballz was worst?

Shame. Sorry, I don't really have anything to add. I just like saying balls with a Z. It's like,... cooler or something.
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby DaleTremont on Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:25 pm

Aww crap. I totally missed the boat on this one. I'm gonna start my journal way down here on the second page. Don't worry it probably won't end up taking up a lot of room because I always end up slacking about 3 months in.

January
Tropic Thunder (8/10)
Revolutionary Road (9/10)
Slumdog Millionaire (6.5/10)
Frost Nixon (6/10)
Benjamin Button (6.5/10)
Highlander (6/10...with bonus points for me just loving it anyway even though it's not a cinematic masterwork.)
Брат (7/10)
Bloodsport (6/10)
Predator (8/10)
Predator 2 (4/10)
The Wrestler (7.5/10)
Rocknrolla (7/10)
Showgirls (!300!3$/10)
Last Action Hero (7/10)
Alien 3 (7.5/10)
Maximum Risk (5.5/10)
Face/Off (7/10)
Grave of the Fireflies (7/10)
Universal Soldier (8/10)
Rocky 4 (9/10)
Black Widow (5/10)
Свой (5.5/10)
Milk (7.5/10)
Dead Fish (0/10...although to be fair I didn't even get through it so maybe I shouldn't even score it.)

February
Mortal Kombat (5/10) My catching up on cheesy nerd shit I missed out on in the early 90s continues! Honestly, as usual, I was a little too drunk to enjoy all the nuances of this one. But I love Christopher Lambert. So that was cool. And I liked that dude with the 4 arms because he really looked like an indecipherable hybrid between claymation and a dude with a shitload of makeup on (face-wise, I mean...obviously you can't makeup the extra arms.) Anyway, it was pretty cool and my friend showed me some crazy fucking youtube clips of Mortal Kombat the game with people transforming into spirit animals and exploding their nemesisesesses into a pile of bones and what not.
Tycoon: A New Russian (6/10)
VIcky Cristina Barcelona (7/10)
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (7/10)
Johnny Mnemonic (5/10)...a fucking dolphin?
Audition (8/10)
The House Bunny (6/10)
The Hunted (7.5/10)
Dersu Uzala (8/10)
Cyborg (6.5/10)
Mamma Mia (4/10)
Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (6/10)
Coraline (8.5/10)
Meet Me in St. Louis (6/10)
Hannah and Her Sisters (7.5/10)
Dressed to Kill (7.5/10)
Manhattan (7/10)
W (5.5/10)
Misery (8.5/10)
Enter the Dragon (7/10)
Polyester (8/10)
House of Yes (8/10)
Safe (4/10)
Space Truckers (6/10)

March
Vertigo (7.5/10)
Watchmen (6.5/10)
Jackie Brown (8.5/10)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (5/10)
Kiss of Death (7/10)- Richard Widmark is brilliant.
Hell in the Pacific (8/10)
Bullitt (8/10)
Death Proof (9.5/10)
Une Femme Est Une Femme (8.5/10)
Pierrot Le Fou (7/10)
Twilight (4/10) Okay on second viewing this was really, really terrible. And boring.
Shadows and Fog (7/10)
The Class (Entre Les Murs) (6.5/10)
Gommora (6.5/10)
Jaws 4 (5/10)
I Know Who Killed Me (6/10)
Street Fighter (5/10)
Serial Mom (7.5/10)

April
Tell No One (9/10)
4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days (8.5/10)
I Love You, Man (6.5/10)
Moliere (6.5/10)
Observe and Report (7.5/10)
Pusher (9/10)
Pusher 2 (9/10)
Pusher 3 (9/10)
Mail Order Bride (4/10)
Rusalka (7/10)
Celebrity (5/10)- I think Kenneth Branaugh is my least favorite Woody Allen substitute.
Paris Je T'Aime (6.5/10)
Broken English (4/10)
Super Cop (7.5/10)
Mona Lisa Smile (5.5/10)
Transporter 2 (7/10)
Steel Magnolias (6/10)
Crank (7/10)
Pro-Life (5/10)
Primo Amore (8.5/10)
Silver Hawk
Crank 2 (7.5/10)

May
Dog Day Afternoon (8.5/10)
Abigail's Party (5/10)
Star Trek (7.5/10)
Men of War (7/10)
Lost in Austen (6.5/10)
Goal 2: Something About A Dream (4.5/10)
Just Another Love Story/Kærlighed på film (8/10)
The Embalmer/L'imbalsamatore (9/10)
Flickering Lights/Blinkende lygter (6.5/10)
Reconstruction (7.5/10)
Adam's Apples (7/10)
Dancer in the Dark (8/10)
Angels and Demons (5.5/10)
The Substitute (7/10)
Fear X (5.5/10)
Terminator: Salvation (6.5/10)
The Hunger (6.5/10)
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (8/10)
Stuck (7/10)
Brothers/Brødre (9/10)
The Deer Hunter (9/10)
Wild Strawberries (9/10)

June
Drag Me to Hell (9/10)
Grand Illusion (7.5/10)
Open Hearts (8/10)
Excalibur (6.5/10)
The Happiness of the Katakuris (5.5/10)
The Celebration (8.5/10)
The Green Butchers (5.5/10)
The Fall (7/10)
I Am Dina (4/10)
After the Wedding (7.5/10)
Breaking the Waves (7.5/10)
Allegro (7.5/10)
In China They Eat Dogs (3.5/10)
Evil (8/10)
Old Men in New Cars (4/10)
Taken (8/10)
Idioterne (7.5/10)
The Hangover (3/10)
Gran Torino (7/10)
The Inheritance (8/10)
The International (3.5/10)

July
The Hurt Locker (9/10)
Torremolinos 73 (5/10)
Villa Paranoia (6.5/10)
Public Enemies (7/10)
Let the Right One In (6/10)
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (6/10)
500 Days of Summer (4.5/10)
Kira's Reason: A Love Story (6/10)
Bruno (7.5/10)
The Brood (8/10)
Blood Sucking Freaks (4.5/10)

September
Lolita
Mata Hari
Mysterious Skin
Point Break
Gremlins
Critters
The Straight Story
Strip Tease
Kukuzhka
Sunshine Cleaning
Dario Argento's Phantom of the Opera
Baby Mama

October
Jennifer's Body
Critters 2
The Hospital

November/December
The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath
Confessions of a Shopaholic
The Ugly Truth
G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra
Whatever Works
Far Cry
The Elephant Man
Берегись Автомобилия
Блокпост
Прогулка
Дикое Поле
Бриллиантовая Рука
The Island of Lost Souls
Bleeder
Kandidaten
Mørke
Den Du Frygter
New Moon
Ronin
Die Hard: With a Vengeance
Nattevagten
The Long Kiss Goodnight
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo
An American Werewolf in Paris
Moon
Paper Moon
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
Up
Do the Right Thing
Up in the Air
The Loveless
Where the Wild Things Are
Die Hard 2: Die Harder
Die Hard 3: With a Vengeance
Nosferatu
Shadow of the Vampire
Into the Wild
The Nanny Diaries
Blue Steel
Ginger Snaps Unleashed
Living in Oblivion
The Baader Meinhof Complex
Die Hard
Dazed and Confused
Juno
Groundhog Day
Starship Troopers
Showdown in LIttle Tokyo
Command Performance
Sphere
Dear Wendy
Redbelt
Wild Things
The Mist
Inglourious Basterds
Avatar
The Warriors
Class of 1984
The Beastmaster
Just the Two of Us
Bad Boys (1983)
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby havocSchultz on Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:32 am

DaleTremont wrote:Universal Soldier (8/10)


Agreed.

"Say goodnight asshole..."

"Good night...asshole..."

I've loved this movie since I first saw it...

Dolph was the man...
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby Bloo on Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:12 am

havocSchultz wrote:
Dolph was the man...


CORRECTION: Dolph IS the man
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby Chris a.k.a StuntMike on Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:16 am

"God damn it the whole fucking platoon's dropping like flies! "
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby DaleTremont on Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:33 am

havocSchultz wrote:
DaleTremont wrote:Universal Soldier (8/10)


Agreed.

"Say goodnight asshole..."

"Good night...asshole..."

I've loved this movie since I first saw it...

Dolph was the man...


Yeah I have to confess I'd never actually seen a movie with Dolph Lundgren before! It opened up a whole amazing world to me...I've got Dolph's Punisher coming on my Netflix soon.

*jangles ear necklace"

"I can't heeear you."
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby Chris a.k.a StuntMike on Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:42 am

DaleTremont wrote:
havocSchultz wrote:
DaleTremont wrote:Universal Soldier (8/10)


Agreed.

"Say goodnight asshole..."

"Good night...asshole..."

I've loved this movie since I first saw it...

Dolph was the man...


Yeah I have to confess I'd never actually seen a movie with Dolph Lundgren before! It opened up a whole amazing world to me...I've got Dolph's Punisher coming on my Netflix soon.

*jangles ear necklace"

"I can't heeear you."

Your in for a treat.

And of course Command Performance later this year:
http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/co ... mo-trailer
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby DaleTremont on Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:44 pm

Chris a.k.a StuntMike wrote:And of course Command Performance later this year:
http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/co ... mo-trailer


haha that looks great!

Any word on "The Mechanik"? I've got that one coming soon too. I think Dolph is maybe my favorite non-Russian Russian!
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby Al Shut on Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:03 pm

Weird I thought I posted this hours before

If you include unreasonably love bonus points Highlander needs more than 6.

The Queen bonus alone is at least a Billion (see Flash Gordon)
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby havocSchultz on Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:38 pm

DaleTremont wrote:
havocSchultz wrote:
DaleTremont wrote:Universal Soldier (8/10)


Agreed.

"Say goodnight asshole..."

"Good night...asshole..."

I've loved this movie since I first saw it...

Dolph was the man...


Yeah I have to confess I'd never actually seen a movie with Dolph Lundgren before! It opened up a whole amazing world to me...I've got Dolph's Punisher coming on my Netflix soon.

*jangles ear necklace"

"I can't heeear you."


I still think it's arguably the best and most fun movie that Emmerich has ever made...
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby caruso_stalker217 on Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:40 pm

DaleTremont wrote:
Chris a.k.a StuntMike wrote:And of course Command Performance later this year:
http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/co ... mo-trailer


haha that looks great!

Any word on "The Mechanik"? I've got that one coming soon too. I think Dolph is maybe my favorite non-Russian Russian!


I don't know about THE MECHANIK, but you have to see MEN OF WAR, which is probably his best movie (I have no proof of this). Think SEVEN SAMURAI, except the samurais are mercenaries and one of them has boobs (and is a woman).
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby DaleTremont on Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:40 am

caruso_stalker217 wrote:
DaleTremont wrote:
Chris a.k.a StuntMike wrote:And of course Command Performance later this year:
http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/co ... mo-trailer


haha that looks great!

Any word on "The Mechanik"? I've got that one coming soon too. I think Dolph is maybe my favorite non-Russian Russian!


I don't know about THE MECHANIK, but you have to see MEN OF WAR, which is probably his best movie (I have no proof of this). Think SEVEN SAMURAI, except the samurais are mercenaries and one of them has boobs (and is a woman).


Men of War. Cool. That's going on my netflix. And I love boobs. Especially those on women.
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby Chris a.k.a StuntMike on Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:13 am

Catherine Bell :-P
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby Spandau Belly on Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:56 am

I finally saw this PINK PATHER movie starring Peter Sellers and I guess I feel pretty fucking baffled about its lasting appeal and status as some sort classic. I love 60s kitsch as much or actually way more than the next guy, but fuck me, this is a movie that probably made sense at the time but is mindblowingly boring now.

Peter Sellers does what he can to keep knocking things over and tripping but this script is a dud. It's a mishmash of genres or maybe just an unfunny comedy. The main character, Jacques Clouseau, is pretty funny thanks to Sellers's portrayal but none of the other characters are and he's off screen half the time so that this boring plot can advance or they can have a musical number or something. The climax goes for some sort of Benny Hill thing but falls pretty short, they should've at least got three dudes in gorilla costumes.

It's got lotsa nice ass in it. The Princess lady is hella fucking hot, she's got a Monica Bellucci type of appeal. But some nice music (courtesy of Henry Mancini) and some hot ladies don't add up to a great movie in my opinion. I can get both of those plus some good action and a better story in any given James Bond movie.

This doesn't lower my opinion of Sellers, because he's trying to hold this ship together, but I'll definately stick with THE PARTY as the movie of his that I enjoy the most.

Yeesh, I can't imagine what Steve Martin does in these remakes to possibly make people long for this boring-assed garbage. I mean, I know Beyonce is in there and she's one hot tomato, and as long as Martin knocks a couple things over and they have cute song he'll already be on par with the original let alone if at least one of the supporting characters is funny.

Fuck this noise, yo.
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby caruso_stalker217 on Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:25 am

All I know is that I saw a few minutes of NOVOCAINE on television and Helena Bonham Carter was riding Steve Martin in a dentist chair.
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby Bloo on Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:03 am

Spandau Belly wrote:I finally saw this PINK PATHER movie starring Peter Sellers and I guess I feel pretty fucking baffled about its lasting appeal and status as some sort classic. I love 60s kitsch as much or actually way more than the next guy, but fuck me, this is a movie that probably made sense at the time but is mindblowingly boring now.

Peter Sellers does what he can to keep knocking things over and tripping but this script is a dud. It's a mishmash of genres or maybe just an unfunny comedy. The main character, Jacques Clouseau, is pretty funny thanks to Sellers's portrayal but none of the other characters are and he's off screen half the time so that this boring plot can advance or they can have a musical number or something. The climax goes for some sort of Benny Hill thing but falls pretty short, they should've at least got three dudes in gorilla costumes.

It's got lotsa nice ass in it. The Princess lady is hella fucking hot, she's got a Monica Bellucci type of appeal. But some nice music (courtesy of Henry Mancini) and some hot ladies don't add up to a great movie in my opinion. I can get both of those plus some good action and a better story in any given James Bond movie.

This doesn't lower my opinion of Sellers, because he's trying to hold this ship together, but I'll definately stick with THE PARTY as the movie of his that I enjoy the most.

Yeesh, I can't imagine what Steve Martin does in these remakes to possibly make people long for this boring-assed garbage. I mean, I know Beyonce is in there and she's one hot tomato, and as long as Martin knocks a couple things over and they have cute song he'll already be on par with the original let alone if at least one of the supporting characters is funny.

Fuck this noise, yo.


but you yourself have said you don't really do comedy like traditional comedy right?

but you're right the Steve martin ones are crap...well i assume the 2nd one is I haven''t seen it but knowing my crappy theatre, they'll show it for 8 weeks and I MIGHT get a weekend showing of TAKEN or THE EXPENDABLES
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Re: The Zone's 2009 Movie Journal

Postby Spandau Belly on Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:50 am

Bloo wrote:but you yourself have said you don't really do comedy like traditional comedy right?

but you're right the Steve martin ones are crap...well i assume the 2nd one is I haven''t seen it but knowing my crappy theatre, they'll show it for 8 weeks and I MIGHT get a weekend showing of TAKEN or THE EXPENDABLES


You're right that I don't typically like comedy movies, but I do like THE PARTY with Sellers and I do enjoy some of those old Marilyn Munroe comedies.

Usually they're at least trying for a couple laughs per scene even if I don't appreciate the jokes I can recognize them. In this movie whenever Sellers was on screen he'd be pretty funny, but he was only in one third of the movie and almost every joke was slapstick. Everybody else was playing this movie like a straight caper, except when it was a musical.

I guess it reminded me most of those Ocean's 11 movies, only instead of Clooney mugging for the camera it was more like if Mike Meyers were leading the pack but the rest of the cast was still Brad Pitt and Matt Damon and whoever.
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