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Postby Pacino86845 on Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:14 am

Ugh... I watched Death at a Funeral over the weekend, and despite the fact that it pried a couple of laughs out of me, one moment of explosive hilarity in particular, the film itself is a pedestrian comedy. Its heights are attained by regurgitating some of the oldest tricks in the comedy book, so much so that after the first twenty minutes of the film my friends and I started making a game of guessing what each next gag was going to be.

Unoriginal, uninteresting, one-dimensional, and will probably be an embarrassment to any Brit who watches it.

Dare I say it? Is Frank Oz officially washed out as a director?

4/10
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Postby MynameisColm on Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:32 am

The Castle

Caught it on sky movies last night ... had forgotten how much I like it. Easily one of the best comedies I've ever seen. Right up there with Airplane, Life of Brian, and anything else you care to mention.
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Postby bamf on Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:39 pm

Here is my horror film festivus. A little bit of scare for that midnight hour.

Idle Hands

How Bamf remembers it

Slacker boy Anton loses control over his hand after it is possessed by a blood thirsty demon that wants to take Molly's soul to hell. This is inconsequential since Molly is played by Jessica Alba, who for me is the devil herself.

Why Bamf loves it

The Cast. Devon Sawa gives a comedic performance without trying to be funny. He is quite physical and reminiscent of Chevy Chase from his SNL years. His casting works well because you can make him look like a dirt bag, but he is charming enough to get Molly since he would probably piss her parents off terribly. When I first saw this in theaters I distinctly recall being enamored with Jessica Alba. I was getting over my crush of Alicia Silverstone, and had sworn off love for untouchables forever, but She-devil Alba pulled me back in like Pacino at a canoli festival. And then there is the always brilliant, comedic genius, don't-forget-I-was-in-Airborne and Pump Up the Volume, Seth Green. Seth is how you would imagine Seth being in real life, only dead, with a bottle sticking out of his head. Kyle Gass has a cameo too, and worth mentioning because it only became a cameo after the success of
Tenacious D.
Good times are had when watching this, the gore is balanced with the scare, and Jessica Alba lives.

What IMDB has to say about it

-The dish soap that Anton squirts into his mouth after attempting to smoke Nutmeg and Oregano is real dish soap. Sawa came up with the gag on the spot.
-The film, in which the main character kills his parents and his two best friends (albeit not intentionally), was delayed in its release because of the Columbine massacre.

Evolver

How Bamf remembers it

Game wizard Kyle (not Fred Savage, but actually a young Ethan Embry) wins a home version of the game Evolver through his champion-style console play. The home version is a small robot that plays the game in real life Laser Tag style. However its programming will not allow it to be a loser, so it adapts to the players and figures out that instead of puffy darts, maybe steel ball bearings might give it the better advantage. Blue screens of death are had by all.

Why Bamf loves it

Besides the visceral notion of the aforementioned steel balls cracking someone across the head, a young Bamf thought if this robot could exist, he would take up the challenge. This movie also struck a personal chord with me. I too had a toy that wanted to kill me. I was given at the age of five a mechanical type lizard robot with snapping teeth and horrid groans. It was battery operated with a red button on top to activate, and another at the bottom to de-activate. It was a game of sorts, you had a little red probe about 4 inches long so as this death-bringing snapping dragon lunged, you could jab the probe into the bottom and slay its fevered death wish. I can't explain why, but this toy terrified me and I was brought to tears by it. Although it stayed in the toy box for years, I never once took it out because of the utter fear it brought out in me. I was never able to face it again.
Closeted childhood fears aside, this film was at the end of the "computers that kill" era (or at least between). It has crap for dialogue, and has an antagonist anyone could kick over and stomp, and no philosophical conversations on the ramifications of a machine becoming a sentient being. But when the bot has the voice of William H. Macy, how could you not want to see it?

What IMDB has to say about it

-Russell Bennett: Evolver, initiate sequence shutdown! Phoenix 8! Delete! Delete!
-Evolver: Delete this!

And from reviewer Ack
-A very bad movie; rating: 1 out of 10.

P.S. A friend of mine went to the same college Fred Savage attended, but were in different frat houses. The story goes that one night during a frat
mixer a guy came up to Fred and asked if he ever had relations with Winnie (Danika Cooper) from The Wonder Years. Savage beat this man down with fists of fury. When my friend asked if this was normal, he learned that Fred reacted this way every time the question was posed. Was he protecting her honor, sick of the question, or is the story even true? Perhaps not, but next time you see Kevin Arnold, feel free to try your luck.

Scream


How Bamf remembers it

A small town finds itself in turmoil as a serial killer starts to pick off the High School students one by one, and sometimes in two's

Why Bamf loves it

I was 16 when this came out, and had just received the keys to my first truck (a 1980 Toyota). In the small town of Fairbanks Alaska there was little to do in the winter time save going to the movies, so my "no horror films" mantra was not yet in effect and I would waste time watching movies like Wishmaster and (gulp) Con-air. Scream was the movie my first love and I went and saw together on our first date. But I went under false pretenses. Our date was planned for Saturday, but I saw it with the boys on Friday. So when I suggested Scream to her the next day for our movie of the night, and she asked if I had seen it yet, I lied and said no. Not the best way to start a relationship off, and months later I confessed my indiscretion, but I did learn something valuable that you kids should take to heart. When I revealed to her that I had seen Scream the night before it suddenly all made sense to her. Since I was well prepared for all of the scares in the story, I never jumped once, and she clung to my arm like a piece of furniture flung off the Titanic. This in turn made me seem quite brave to her. But I fessed up and the illusion was lost. So boys out there in dating land, leave the questionable ethics out of the equation and see that horror film before you take your date to it, it will all work out in the end I assure you. And while I am giving High School dating tips, leave the dress shoes at home on Prom night and buy yourself some new black Adidas—if it's icy where you live you will not be slipping around like a fool, and your dance moves will go un-noticed since everyone will be enthralled with the three stripes on your feet.

Back to the film, Kevin Williamson struck gold with this script literally and figuratively. It was his first, and created a bidding war amongst studios—not bad for a freshmen outing. Its self-aware dialogue and smooth pacing gave the actors plenty to chew on. This was the slasher film for me. Nothing could compare to the level of kick-ass it brought, much like watching a professional basketball game with no Michael Jordan. Because of Scream's success, Williamson created a little show for a new network. That network, WB, the show, Dawson's Creek (Joey was based on Neve Cambells character Sydney). Dawson's Creek was one of my favorite shows up to the point when the show no longer had Dawson, and or a creek, but that's for a different post.

What IMDB has to say about it

-Rose Mcgowan discovered that she could actually fit through a pet flap.
-To keep 'Drew Barrymore' looking scared and crying, director Wes Craven kept telling her real life stories about animal cruelty. She is a keen animal lover in real life.
-Janeane Garofalo turned down the role of Gail Weathers (Maybe she knew she would fall for David Arquette?).

What Lies Beneath

How Bamf remembers it

Husband and wife say goodbye to college bound daughter. Wife deals with empty nest, and starts seeing a dead woman who leaves clues of a husband's infidelity. Husband may be dating a walking skeleton (Calista Flockhart), but insists he would never sleep with a dead girl. Wife finds truth, husband drugs her, we find out what lies beneath.
Why Bamf loves it

Robert Zemeckis is never afraid to take on something new be it with new film making technology or a different genre (he did do Tales from the Crypt for HBO, but that's for the teli). While production was on halt for Tom Hanks to lose a few pounds for Castaway, he used this film to explore a Hitchcockian way of storytelling. The viewer is held in suspense as slow panning camera movements build tension for a fright that does not always happen. This can be exhausting, especially if you are like me as I tend to hold my breath when I think the big scare is about to happen—but it's never redundant. The bathtub scene, when the wife is drugged by her husband and left to drown while still conscious, shows how you can paint horror without blood and guts. I can recall the entire theater taking in gasps of air trying to fill Claire's (Michelle Pfeiffer) lungs with their own oxygen; this story invests you, and then pays off. It was also the first time I realized Harrison Ford points at someone with that gruff demanding finger in just about every film he does.

What IMDB has to say about it

-The beautiful Vermont home depicted in the film was built in its coastal setting for the day scenes only. After the film was over, it was torn down as it was not built according to codes. The rooms of the house were duplicated on an L.A. soundstage for the night scenes.
-Michelle Pfeiffer and Harrison Ford were director Robert Zemeckis's first and only choices for the lead roles of Claire and Norman Spencer.
-When Michelle Pfeiffer lies stunned on the floor and the murderer leans over her face, the camera seemingly cranes down underneath the floor to look directly up at her face. The effect was created by using a glass floor. The solid floor at the start of the shot is drawn in by computer. A glass floor is also used when she drops the keys later on.

Brainscan

How Bamf remembers it

A social recluse with the best media center the 90's has to offer plays a virtual reality game called Brainscan in which he murders a man and gets the rush of his life. It becomes such a real experience that the murder he commits in the game, actually happens in the real world, and now the line between the game and reality has Michael (Edward Furlong) questioning whether he should play, or turn himself in.
Why Bamf loves it

Spoiler! The twist ending of Brainscan while simple by today's standard was mind blowing to me at age 14. As it turns out, the entire story takes place inside the game. Later Josef Rusnak would take the idea a step further with The Thirteenth Floor, otherwise known as the poor man's Matrix. That aside, I loved the idea of Furlongs character getting with the girl next door. I think every boy has that fantasy, few get the chance. Did I? Maybe...

Sure the Trickster character seems like a douche bag, the metal music comes off a little stereotypical, but I had good times with this movie. Brainscan should be put in a time capsule and sealed away for 50 years so the children's children can fact check what we thought our gaming future might become.

What IMDB has to say about it

-In both Kyle and Kimberly's room, you see an Aerosmith poster for Get a Grip, which has the track "Living on the Edge". Edward Furlong starred in the video.</p>
-George S. Clinton provided the score for the film. You know him from Mortal Kombat, the Austin Powers series, and not the song by Ice Cube called "Bop-Gun". *Bamfmdb

Fear

How Bamf remembers it

Nicole (Reese Witherspoon) learns as a teenager that your boyfriend (Mark Walberg rocking a Bostonian accent that would later get him a nod from the Academy for The De-pah-ted) only truly loves you if he has group sex with one friend (Alyssa Milano), beats another one up (some guy), and severs the family dogs head from its body.

Why Bamf loves it

This movie will creep any father of a girl out quite possibly more than the porn series titled "Some guys daughter". Sure, Nicole's dad (William Peterson of CSI fame) tells her he's no good, but what do fathers know? Wahlberg brings an air of charm that makes you as conflicted on his motives as Senator Craig is with his sexuality. That is until his character beats himself on the chest to create the illusion that Nicole's father got physical with him, and then he pushes the dogs head through the pet door. If you are still in his camp at that point, seek help, or write a book and go on Oprah.

But no, what I really love about this film is the soundtrack. The film was short changed in its theatrical release, with about half the amount you would expect for the names attached—but that was before the principles had any star power. Fear found its audience on home video, I pimped it out to every couple wanting a recommendation in my days as a high school video store clerk. Fear has all the makings of a decent teen thriller. Angst, suspense, little regard for parental authority and a scene involving a young girl's sensual climax juxtaposed with a rollercoaster ride. When it comes to a date movie, this is what you want in it, danger, and situations that get the girl thinking about sex. That rollercoaster scene in particular was put to a proper cover of the Rolling Stones "White Horses" by The Sundays and also featured songs by Bush and Toad the Wet Sprocket (well they can't all be good). After making this recommendation to customers, I always would be asked upon return about why they couldn't find the soundtrack in stores. In the days before limewire and bittorrents, if you wanted a compilation, it was film soundtracks. As I recall there was a story that the producers spent all the film capital they could on securing music rights for the movie, but did not pay to use said music for a soundtrack album. This seems plausible enough if memory serves me right(but I cannot find a source), but then consider this is the last time you see Mark Wahlberg credited as Marky Mark for a song's performance. As sensitive as Wahlberg is to being called by that name, though less so now (look up a past Conan clip), maybe he put the kibosh on it like how Schwarzenegger would rather like the Bamf-favorite Pumping Iron documentary to go away because of the joint he smokes at the end. Maybe, maybe not.

What IMDB has to say about it

-Factual errors: The coded door lock is mechanical not electrical; therefore the "beeping" sound is fake and the door's lock is in no way attached to the security system.
-Continuity: David swaps sides while driving a car. (They wanted international appeal?)
-Continuity: The note that Nicole writes, and the note that David writes, both have the same handwriting. (who says a man can not have nice hand writing? I do.)

The wrap-up

An honorable mention goes to Event Horizon, which is a film that started me down the road of no longer watching horror films. The guy I saw it with was so freaked out by the movie that he went home and crawled in bed with his mother. No joke—he even went a step further by telling everyone at school about it the next day, this did little for his reputation. Also The Blair Witch Project is worth mentioning. When I went to see it the day was was sunny and beautiful, when I left storm clouds had formed and lightning struck everywhere. I thought the world was ending. I went in to Blair Witch knowing nothing about it, when I left it seemed the world was ending. It is difficult to quantify that experience in words here, but suffice it to say it will never occur again. I could go on about the viral-marketing genius or the fact that anyone who saw it knew that it was not real, but still had a hanging question of doubt in their mind. Months later the mystery was broken officially for me when I saw the lead Heather appear in a White Castle commercial while in Chicago.
If you want to know what the scariest movie I have ever seen is, all you have to do is read my review of Knocked Up.
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Postby Maui on Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:54 am

Lars and the Real Girl.

What a wonderful movie. Gosling is superb in this, as well Emily Mortimer delivers a brilliant performance. This movie is the best of 2007 along with Lust, Caution imo.

Go see it!!!

9 out of 10
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Postby Maui on Sat Nov 03, 2007 4:55 pm

Bee Movie

6 out of 10 BUZZES on this one.

Nothing special here folks, been there, done that with Antz, Bugs Life, etc.

Wait for DVD.
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:01 pm

so more like a C movie then?
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Postby Maui on Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:02 pm

Keepcoolbutcare wrote:so more like a C movie then?


Uh huh! ;)

Theatre was practically empty.
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Postby DinoDeLaurentiis on Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:04 pm

Maui wrote:Bee Movie

6 out of 10 BUZZES on this one.

Nothing special here folks, been there, done that with Antz, Bugs Life, etc.

Wait for DVD.


Yes, yes... ENOUGH with a the goddamn insect movies alla'ready, eh?

What inna the hell, eh Katzenberg? It's a bad enough that a you stealing alla the ideas from a when a you were with a the goddamn Disney, but a now you're just a recycling a the stolen ideas, no? It's a like, did a you lie inna bed atta night anna think "iffa I hadda just a done THIS scene inna the Antz, it would have a been a better" or a something?

Goddamn putz.
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Postby Maui on Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:37 pm

DinoDeLaurentiis wrote:
Maui wrote:Bee Movie

6 out of 10 BUZZES on this one.

Nothing special here folks, been there, done that with Antz, Bugs Life, etc.

Wait for DVD.


Yes, yes... ENOUGH with a the goddamn insect movies alla'ready, eh?

What inna the hell, eh Katzenberg? It's a bad enough that a you stealing alla the ideas from a when a you were with a the goddamn Disney, but a now you're just a recycling a the stolen ideas, no? It's a like, did a you lie inna bed atta night anna think "iffa I hadda just a done THIS scene inna the Antz, it would have a been a better" or a something?

Goddamn putz.



They kinda went nutso with the marketing on this one too, just a wee bit.
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Postby doglips on Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:48 pm

Keepcoolbutcare wrote:so more like a C movie then?


Hahaha. Noice.
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:03 pm

doglips wrote:
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:so more like a C movie then?


Hahaha. Noice.


shoulda had a don't in parenthesis.

(don't)C movie.
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Postby RaulMonkey on Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:04 pm

C Movie [AC]
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Postby doglips on Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:04 pm

Keepcoolbutcare wrote:
doglips wrote:
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:so more like a C movie then?


Hahaha. Noice.


shoulda had a don't in parenthesis.

(don't)C movie.


I nominate your new joke book for Decembers book of the month!
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Postby stereosforgeeks on Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:44 pm

A mild (to put it lightly) expansion on what I wrote in Mori's review thread.

You, The Living:

Is a living breathing poem of what it is to be human. All of these small individual moments woven together to form a tapestry or visual poem. There is no story but instead you are taken through these characters lives that vary from mundane to absurdly comic and with the gamut of emotions playing out in front of your eyes.

Visually the movie is made up of different static set pieces with the characters coming in and out of the scene. It evokes a more modest Tati at points with different levels of visual humor.

The movie is very distintive in tone and style so if you can make it through the first scene liking or loving what you see, you will be in for a great treat.

This is one of the best 2007 films I have seen.
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Postby DaleTremont on Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:57 pm

DinoDeLaurentiis wrote:
Maui wrote:Bee Movie

6 out of 10 BUZZES on this one.

Nothing special here folks, been there, done that with Antz, Bugs Life, etc.

Wait for DVD.


Yes, yes... ENOUGH with a the goddamn insect movies alla'ready, eh?

What inna the hell, eh Katzenberg? It's a bad enough that a you stealing alla the ideas from a when a you were with a the goddamn Disney, but a now you're just a recycling a the stolen ideas, no? It's a like, did a you lie inna bed atta night anna think "iffa I hadda just a done THIS scene inna the Antz, it would have a been a better" or a something?

Goddamn putz.


Well that's what happens when you base a movie off a title and not the other way around.
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Postby DinoDeLaurentiis on Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:02 am

Maui wrote:They kinda went nutso with the marketing on this one too, just a wee bit.


Yes, yes... the Dino, he is a not a the one a to throw stones inna the glass house, but still... the thing that a drives a me uppa the goddamn wall with a the Dreamworks is a that every single comedy picture they grind out, she gotta to have a the humorous tagline, eh? Anna they always a come out a so goddamn FORCED, you know what a the Dino, he's a talking about, eh? Like a the goddamn "Honey Just a Gotta the Funny," no?

Holy crappa... it's a like it was a written by a the goddamn chimp inna the marketing department or a something...
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Postby Maui on Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:01 pm

Check out Capone's review of the Bee Movie:

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/34662

he liked it, which kinda surprised me. I did add my 2 cents in the TB. Thing is, we haven't seen an animated flick in the theatres since Ratatouille and to have seen this work of art (imo) then to go to the Bee Movie :roll: it's just a big BLEH!!!

Also, can we stop using that Patrick Warburton all over the place, it's getting on me nerves!!!
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Postby Bayouwolf on Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:12 pm

Maui wrote:Also, can we stop using that Patrick Warburton all over the place, it's getting on me nerves!!!


Do not diss the TICK...
Could be worse though... Could be John Ratzenburger.
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Postby Maui on Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:13 pm

Bayouwolf wrote:
Maui wrote:Also, can we stop using that Patrick Warburton all over the place, it's getting on me nerves!!!


Do not diss the TICK...
Could be worse though... Could be John Ratzenburger.


Both overused, imo.
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Postby minstrel on Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:17 pm

Maui wrote:Also, can we stop using that Patrick Warburton all over the place, it's getting on me nerves!!!


I think Warburton is hilarious. His Kronk is the only really funny thing about The Emperor's New Groove.
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Postby Maui on Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:20 pm

minstrel wrote:
Maui wrote:Also, can we stop using that Patrick Warburton all over the place, it's getting on me nerves!!!


I think Warburton is hilarious. His Kronk is the only really funny thing about The Emperor's New Groove.


He is great in Kronk. Don't get me wrong. He is very talented - I'm just getting tired of him is all.
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Postby stereosforgeeks on Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:38 pm

minstrel wrote:
Maui wrote:Also, can we stop using that Patrick Warburton all over the place, it's getting on me nerves!!!


I think Warburton is hilarious. His Kronk is the only really funny thing about The Emperor's New Groove.


And no meniton of Venture Brothers! SHAME!
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Postby minstrel on Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:41 pm

stereosforgeeks wrote:
minstrel wrote:
Maui wrote:Also, can we stop using that Patrick Warburton all over the place, it's getting on me nerves!!!


I think Warburton is hilarious. His Kronk is the only really funny thing about The Emperor's New Groove.


And no meniton of Venture Brothers! SHAME!


I am unfamiliar with Venture Brothers.
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Postby stereosforgeeks on Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:44 pm

minstrel wrote:
stereosforgeeks wrote:
minstrel wrote:
Maui wrote:Also, can we stop using that Patrick Warburton all over the place, it's getting on me nerves!!!


I think Warburton is hilarious. His Kronk is the only really funny thing about The Emperor's New Groove.


And no meniton of Venture Brothers! SHAME!


I am unfamiliar with Venture Brothers.


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Postby RogueScribner on Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:59 pm

Venture Bros. rules.
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Postby Bayouwolf on Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:02 pm

minstrel wrote:I am unfamiliar with Venture Brothers.


Second sign of the impending apocalypse.....

ALL IS LOST.....Damn you, damn you all to hell.

Seriously though. Peep it when you can. Good stuff.... good stuff.
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Postby RogueScribner on Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:03 pm

Netflix has it on DVD. Makes a good rent.
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Postby DaleTremont on Thu Nov 08, 2007 4:11 am

Just got back from a showing of We Own the Night. I was actually aiming for Michael Clayton but we got there too late and the Arclight won't let you in after like 10 minutes have gone by. So we thought, what the hay, let's try this one out.
And.....it was shit. Sorry to have to dismiss Gray and company's hard work like that in a word, but it's the most succinct way to describe it. You know those movies that are overwrought and highly dramatic that make you look around the theatre to see if anyone else is giggling? This would be one of those. In one scene [SPOILERS] Bobby Green (Joaquin Phoenix) goes into the hospital room where his brother (Mark Wahlberg) is in critical condition after having been shot in the head, he stands over him, and one solitary tear drops slowly out of his eye. It's in a close-up, mind you, and I think they lit the tear to make it extra special. Every once in a while, granted, Gray would do something right (the opening scene of Bobby stepping out of the shadows looking intently at something we don't see offscreen before cutting to Eva Mendes sprawled out on the couch with a hand in her panties) but usually it seemed like he was trying too hard. There was an annoying tendency to draw attention to specific shots with dramatic lighting schemes that just shouted "Look at me! Look at me!" which took you away from the actual movie. That's not necessarily a bad thing though as the story was shoddily constructed. The first hour was spent trying to explain to us why Bobby would switch sides to join the police force and take down his former friends the Russian mafia, but we knew that's where they were going so it was just a matter of sitting it out and letting them go through the motions. I didn't feel invested in a single one of the characters. The acting was horrible. Phoenix delivers lines really well and he's great at mugging at the camera, but it never came together as a cohesive performance. I felt like he was line to line, never getting a sense of who this Bobby Green really was.
Frustrating to see so much talent go to waste :x Not to mention my ten goddamn dollars.
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Postby junesquad on Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:08 pm

Georgia Rule

"Do not take your mom to Georgia Rule unless she's Roseanne Barr. You may expect a three-generational chick flick, but what you get is a child-rape comedy."

"The tone is so inconsistent that the only effect it has is to confuse the audience."

This is a small sample of the reviews I had found that made me not want to watch Georgia Rule. Just because the movie deals with sexual abuse and the resulting ambivalence and unwanted promiscuity that resulted (which are very common), the critics and decent people of America labeled it as trash and Lohan's attempt to break all ties with her Disney image.

While the movie may shatter Lohan's Disney image, I think she made a wise choice in the role. I do not think this movie is for everyone, but it is an excellent example of the mixed emotions/behaviors that an individual can display as a result of sexual abuse that has been covered up/ignored. I think the movie is definitely worth a stop.

I had to dig, but eventually I found a reviewer I agree with.
"Lohan's an extremely talented actress when she wants to be and it's roles in films like Mean Girls and Georgia Rule that proves she can be one of the great ones."
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Postby Lord Voldemoo on Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:32 pm

Ok freaks and geeks, pick a movie for me to see this weekend:

I've been thinking, maybe: American Gangster, Gone Baby Gone, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Into the Wild, We Own the Night, The Darjeeling Limited...EDIT: didn't realize Lions for Lambs came out today, put that on the list too...

I'm not in the mood for any particular genre. I can't decide what to see....
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Postby MasterWhedon on Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:36 pm

Lord Voldemoo wrote:Ok freaks and geeks, pick a movie for me to see this weekend:

I've been thinking, maybe: American Gangster, Gone Baby Gone, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Into the Wild, We Own the Night, The Darjeeling Limited

I'm not in the mood for any particular genre. I can't decide what to see....

The answer is Gone Baby Gone. For serious, I loved it.

I have a busy movie weekend planned. It looks like I will be seeing Dan In Real Life, Beowulf (in 3D!), No Country for Old Men, and The Kingdom. And I only have to pay for one!! :D
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Postby Maui on Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:36 pm

Lord Voldemoo wrote:Ok freaks and geeks, pick a movie for me to see this weekend:

I've been thinking, maybe: American Gangster, Gone Baby Gone, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Into the Wild, We Own the Night, The Darjeeling Limited...EDIT: didn't realize Lions for Lambs came out today, put that on the list too...

I'm not in the mood for any particular genre. I can't decide what to see....


Lust, Caution

and yes, I do realize it's not on your list.
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Postby Lord Voldemoo on Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:40 pm

Maui wrote:
Lord Voldemoo wrote:Ok freaks and geeks, pick a movie for me to see this weekend:

I've been thinking, maybe: American Gangster, Gone Baby Gone, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Into the Wild, We Own the Night, The Darjeeling Limited...EDIT: didn't realize Lions for Lambs came out today, put that on the list too...

I'm not in the mood for any particular genre. I can't decide what to see....


Lust, Caution

and yes, I do realize it's not on your list.


No, but it should be, I've heard only great things.

Need to figure out where it's playing in Seattle....
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Postby MasterWhedon on Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:42 pm

Lord Voldemoo wrote:
Maui wrote:
Lord Voldemoo wrote:Ok freaks and geeks, pick a movie for me to see this weekend:

I've been thinking, maybe: American Gangster, Gone Baby Gone, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Into the Wild, We Own the Night, The Darjeeling Limited...EDIT: didn't realize Lions for Lambs came out today, put that on the list too...

I'm not in the mood for any particular genre. I can't decide what to see....


Lust, Caution

and yes, I do realize it's not on your list.


No, but it should be, I've heard only great things.

Need to figure out where it's playing in Seattle....

Here you go! :D
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Postby Maui on Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:48 pm

MasterWhedon wrote:
Lord Voldemoo wrote:
Maui wrote:
Lord Voldemoo wrote:Ok freaks and geeks, pick a movie for me to see this weekend:

I've been thinking, maybe: American Gangster, Gone Baby Gone, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Into the Wild, We Own the Night, The Darjeeling Limited...EDIT: didn't realize Lions for Lambs came out today, put that on the list too...

I'm not in the mood for any particular genre. I can't decide what to see....


Lust, Caution

and yes, I do realize it's not on your list.


No, but it should be, I've heard only great things.

Need to figure out where it's playing in Seattle....

Here you go! :D



Ahem, NO, Here you go!!!!
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Postby Lord Voldemoo on Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:55 pm

heheheh, thanks guys.
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Postby Peven on Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:23 pm

Lord Voldemoo wrote:heheheh, thanks guys.


if you don't go see "The Darjeeling Limited" i'm going to mace you in the face
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Postby The Vicar on Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:39 pm

Peven wrote:
Lord Voldemoo wrote:heheheh, thanks guys.


if you don't go see "The Darjeeling Limited" i'm going to mace you in the face


Macing is sooooo 1990s... get behind a taser, amigo.
Far more entertaining.

And KCBC ain't bullshitting about Belen Rueda...
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Postby Lord Voldemoo on Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:44 pm

The Vicar wrote:
Peven wrote:
Lord Voldemoo wrote:heheheh, thanks guys.



if you don't go see "The Darjeeling Limited" i'm going to mace you in the face


Macing is sooooo 1990s.... get behind a taser, amigo.
Far more entertaining.


Whatever, either one is better than a cattle prod.
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Postby The Vicar on Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:50 pm

Lord Voldemoo wrote:
The Vicar wrote:
Peven wrote:
Lord Voldemoo wrote:heheheh, thanks guys.



if you don't go see "The Darjeeling Limited" i'm going to mace you in the face


Macing is sooooo 1990s.... get behind a taser, amigo.
Far more entertaining.


Whatever, either one is better than a cattle prod.


I know that's true.....
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Postby Fried Gold on Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:12 pm

Lord Voldemoo wrote:Ok freaks and geeks, pick a movie for me to see this weekend:

I've been thinking, maybe: American Gangster, Gone Baby Gone, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Into the Wild, We Own the Night, The Darjeeling Limited...EDIT: didn't realize Lions for Lambs came out today, put that on the list too...

I'm not in the mood for any particular genre. I can't decide what to see....

If it were me going, I'd see any of them but Lions for Lambs (as it looks to be irritating and preachy)

I'm looking forward to seeing The Darjeeling Limited so I'd probably see that.
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Postby junesquad on Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:07 am

Well... last night I watched Big Fish. Big Fish caught my eye due to the presence of Albert Finney and Ewan McGregor... it also had the chick from White Oleander. Anyways... while I thought the movie was beautiful shot, I think it fell short of the magic it proudly proclaimed and I found a little... how do you say this nicely?... um... well... boring. I was also sleepy at the time, so I figured I'll give it another watch today, but I'm pretty certain that is how I felt. Beautiful movie... but still altogether lacking.
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Postby unikrunk on Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:20 am

Shrek the Third

Should I be embarrassed that I dug the fuck out of this movie? Because I did, and currently am. IMHO, this was the best of the Shrek movies to date; there was a lot of fairly adult material in there, and I found it hi-larious.

For the damsel attack alone, I am giving this 7 out of 10 thumbs up on the scale of goodness.

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Postby Leckomaniac on Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:22 am

Fried Gold wrote:
Lord Voldemoo wrote:Ok freaks and geeks, pick a movie for me to see this weekend:

I've been thinking, maybe: American Gangster, Gone Baby Gone, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Into the Wild, We Own the Night, The Darjeeling Limited...EDIT: didn't realize Lions for Lambs came out today, put that on the list too...

I'm not in the mood for any particular genre. I can't decide what to see....

If it were me going, I'd see any of them but Lions for Lambs (as it looks to be irritating and preachy)

I'm looking forward to seeing The Darjeeling Limited so I'd probably see that.


Into the Wild of Gone Baby Gone would be my pick.
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Postby Dee E. Goppstober on Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:27 pm

Pacino86845 wrote:Ugh... I watched Death at a Funeral over the weekend, and despite the fact that it pried a couple of laughs out of me, one moment of explosive hilarity in particular, the film itself is a pedestrian comedy. Its heights are attained by regurgitating some of the oldest tricks in the comedy book, so much so that after the first twenty minutes of the film my friends and I started making a game of guessing what each next gag was going to be.

Unoriginal, uninteresting, one-dimensional, and will probably be an embarrassment to any Brit who watches it.

Dare I say it? Is Frank Oz officially washed out as a director?

4/10


I saw this yesterday- and I agree. Judging the cast it could have been promising- but the end result was truly disappointing. It could have been funny -but really, really wasn't. Some of the dialogues made me cringe and the punchlines were miles off target. I wouldn't even have minded the idea not being original -if only it were been executed properly.

I did like Rupert Graves (don't really know him). Ewen Bremner and Kris Marshall's performances kinda fell flat- And Alan Tudyk (Wash in Firefly) really can't act.

Frank Oz... I don't know- never say never- let's pray the future still has something in store for him -so that he can wash away the taste of this one.
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Postby The Vicar on Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:31 pm

Dee E. Goppstober wrote:
Pacino86845 wrote:Ugh... I watched Death at a Funeral over the weekend, and despite the fact that it pried a couple of laughs out of me, one moment of explosive hilarity in particular, the film itself is a pedestrian comedy. Its heights are attained by regurgitating some of the oldest tricks in the comedy book, so much so that after the first twenty minutes of the film my friends and I started making a game of guessing what each next gag was going to be.

Unoriginal, uninteresting, one-dimensional, and will probably be an embarrassment to any Brit who watches it.

Dare I say it? Is Frank Oz officially washed out as a director?

4/10


I saw this yesterday- and I agree. Judging the cast it could have been promising- but the end result was truly disappointing. It could have been funny -but really, really wasn't. Some of the dialogues made me cringe and the punchlines were miles off target. I wouldn't even have minded the idea not being original -if only it were been executed properly.

I did like Rupert Graves (don't really know him). Ewen Bremner and Kris Marshall's performances kinda fell flat- And Alan Tudyk (Wash in Firefly) really can't act.

Frank Oz... I don't know- never say never- let's pray the future still has something in store for him -so that he can wash away the taste of this one.


True.
I really wanted to like this more than I did, but found it only not as bad as some of the shit posing as comedy on film these days.
Wasted opportunity.
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Postby bamf on Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:35 pm

I have been trying to write something about Lions for Lambs, but find it a film better discussed then bloviated on. So after many rewrites, ill just post one line.

Lions for Lambs is a compelling work of fantasy. Such honesty from media, politicians, and cultured youth are sadly owned by tales of fiction.
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Postby junesquad on Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:26 pm

License to Wed - Okay, rent it... don't buy it.
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Postby junesquad on Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:45 pm

Maybe not the place for this particular question, but I wanted to ask without starting a thread that already exists. So... has anyone seen the movie, "I Know Who Killed Me."? My wife and I are considering watching it, but aren't sure.
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Postby DaleTremont on Sat Nov 24, 2007 3:29 pm

junesquad wrote:Maybe not the place for this particular question, but I wanted to ask without starting a thread that already exists. So... has anyone seen the movie, "I Know Who Killed Me."? My wife and I are considering watching it, but aren't sure.


Don't!!!!!


Okay, I haven't seen it, but still...don't!!!! Spend your money on something better. Dip into the classics. How about something with Fred and Ginger?
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