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« Reply #4425 on: June 03, 2011, 03:41:51 pm »
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Dog Day Afternoon

Sometimes I forget that Pacino used to be one of the greatest actors ever, instead of just playing variations on himself in every movie. Everything else about the movie was also pretty fantastic though.

Haha, yes, he's certainly gone to the dogs.  I love that film.

So, my recent viewing was of 'Let Me In' - OK, I hardly never like horror movies, but I did quite like this one.  The whole film was quite bracingly intense and appealing (I'm a sucker for 1983), with some actual scary bits, and I loved the idea of falling in love with 'evil', and also the feeling that the victims of 'evil' aren't worth getting upset with 'evil' about...   My favorite scene is when he's on the train and she's there, in the trunk.  It was strangely comforting.  

Also, the little girl/monster is really lovely and androgynous.

I've not seen the Scandinavia original, but I'd like to.
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« Reply #4426 on: June 03, 2011, 04:13:22 pm »
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X-Men: First Class

Excellent! The first half of it really was more like a James Bond film than an X-Men movie. Oh yeah, and there is seriously a tremendous amount of female eye candy in it which certainly didn't hurt my view.

I also saw X-Men: First Class, and I agree that it was a really good movie (with the exception of January Jones).
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« Reply #4427 on: June 03, 2011, 06:02:42 pm »
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X-Men: First Class

Excellent! The first half of it really was more like a James Bond film than an X-Men movie. Oh yeah, and there is seriously a tremendous amount of female eye candy in it which certainly didn't hurt my view.

I also saw X-Men: First Class, and I agree that it was a really good movie (with the exception of January Jones).

She's not a good actress... but she definitely looked the part.
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She was like "How did you get my number?  I don't handle this issue.  You have to call the South Bryant Campus for that.  I'll transfer you, but I don't handle it."  She said it in a slightly condescending tone.  I didn't tell her that Grumps gave me the number.  I just told her I looked it up.
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« Reply #4428 on: June 03, 2011, 09:54:54 pm »
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I've never seen any of the X-Men movies but I will see First Class because I like the setting and premise.
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« Reply #4429 on: June 03, 2011, 09:58:35 pm »
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I've never seen any of the X-Men movies but I will see First Class because I like the setting and premise.

What's the premise again?
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« Reply #4430 on: June 04, 2011, 02:48:44 am »
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I've never seen any of the X-Men movies but I will see First Class because I like the setting and premise.

What's the premise again?

It is mostly set during the Cold War era and the X-Men have to stop a nuclear war from breaking out during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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She was like "How did you get my number?  I don't handle this issue.  You have to call the South Bryant Campus for that.  I'll transfer you, but I don't handle it."  She said it in a slightly condescending tone.  I didn't tell her that Grumps gave me the number.  I just told her I looked it up.
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« Reply #4431 on: June 05, 2011, 07:11:05 pm »
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The Tree of Life.

This is the most pretentious movie of all time, most likely. There is no plot to it, and by that I don't mean it's just random events that sort of tie together barely like Goodfellas or Pulp Fiction, there are barely any events at all. There is probably as much dialogue as there is in your average episode of a half-hour sitcom. You could cut 40 minutes without changing much. If you are going to see it, then you must see it in a theater. The completely unnecessary yet stunning visual sequences of the Earth, cellular creation and the dinosaurs are probably the best part. How they tie into childhood in the 50s is beyond me, but when it looks that good I really don't care.

But you have to realize, this is NOTHING like what you probably think of in terms of a "movie".
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« Reply #4432 on: June 05, 2011, 10:25:44 pm »
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Too Big to Fail - I rather liked it.  I thought the actors were all amazing, even if Topher Grace was basically playing Eric Foreman again.
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« Reply #4433 on: June 05, 2011, 10:35:11 pm »

Midnight in Paris.

After being somewhat disappointed with Allen's You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, I was pleasantly surprised to see that Midnight in Paris is the best movie I've seen in years.  It helps that I'm deeply familiar with the subject material and deeply emphasize with Owen Wilson's character (I wouldn't mind spending my evenings in 1920s Paris with the expat crowd: F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Cole and Linda Porter, Gertrude Stein, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali...).  It's a pretty blatant shot at people like me and the Golden Age fallacy: I love the past because I despise the present, I suppose, and Allen does a good job at showing what an idiot I am for that. 

I love Woody Allen and I'll religiously go see even his lesser films, so after seeing what I feel will probably end up being his best movie of the 2010s I am just in awe.
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« Reply #4434 on: June 06, 2011, 11:20:39 am »
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I saw X-Men: First Class on Friday......the best X-Men movie so far (and by far).  The 1st and 2nd films were good but cheesy (the 1st was reallllly cheesy, while the 2nd just a little).  The Last Stand was a mess with just a few good scenes mixed in.  There was nothing good about the Wolverine solo film.  But First Class finally gets it right.

Today I watched Buried.  OMG, how depressing!
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« Reply #4435 on: June 06, 2011, 06:46:54 pm »
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THE HANGOVER 2

Decent. Worth a few laughs but no where near the classic that the original one was. Not really anything memorable.
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« Reply #4436 on: June 06, 2011, 07:06:37 pm »
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Rosemary's Baby

A good horror/thriller picture from the mind of one of opebo's favorite gentlemen. The ending probably could have had more of a payoff but it might be the kind of thing that grows on me.
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She was like "How did you get my number?  I don't handle this issue.  You have to call the South Bryant Campus for that.  I'll transfer you, but I don't handle it."  She said it in a slightly condescending tone.  I didn't tell her that Grumps gave me the number.  I just told her I looked it up.
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« Reply #4437 on: June 06, 2011, 09:33:13 pm »
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THE HANGOVER 2

Decent. Worth a few laughs but no where near the classic that the original one was. Not really anything memorable.
It was predictable.
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« Reply #4438 on: June 07, 2011, 04:54:55 am »
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The Wolfman (2010)

Alright, I guess. It had some pretty obvious positives and negatives.
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Aaron is pissed:

She was like "How did you get my number?  I don't handle this issue.  You have to call the South Bryant Campus for that.  I'll transfer you, but I don't handle it."  She said it in a slightly condescending tone.  I didn't tell her that Grumps gave me the number.  I just told her I looked it up.
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« Reply #4439 on: June 07, 2011, 03:54:29 pm »
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« Reply #4440 on: June 07, 2011, 07:48:57 pm »
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Sanctum -- not much to write home about. Nothing terrible, but nothing particularly great either. Characters make stupid decisions, then die.
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« Reply #4441 on: June 07, 2011, 08:16:02 pm »
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Casino Royale. The 2006 version, that is. Pretty good.
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« Reply #4442 on: June 08, 2011, 03:36:01 am »
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Black Snake Moan

It was marketed as a B-movie but it was really more like a quasi-religious inspirational story of sorts. It was alright. It was also about a half hour too long.
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She was like "How did you get my number?  I don't handle this issue.  You have to call the South Bryant Campus for that.  I'll transfer you, but I don't handle it."  She said it in a slightly condescending tone.  I didn't tell her that Grumps gave me the number.  I just told her I looked it up.
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« Reply #4443 on: June 09, 2011, 06:09:07 pm »
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X-MEN: FIRST CLASS

I was really into the first half, when it was pretty much just James McAvoy being smooth, Michael Fassbender kicking ass, and Betty Dra...January Jones looking beautiful. Once more and more mutants came in I started to lose interest. Still thoroughly enjoyable and probably the best comic book flick since THE DARK KNIGHT

ROAD TO PERDITION

I've been meaning to see this for awhile and was finally able to catch it on a movie channel. A pretty great film, although the ending was a bit predictable I suppose but that doesn't take anything away from it. Pre-Bond Daniel Craig was thoroughly treacherous and vile; I don't know how he wasn't recognized for his portrayal. I'm exciting to see what Sam Mendes does when he teams up with Craig again for Bond 23.
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« Reply #4444 on: June 10, 2011, 01:32:36 am »
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Win Win

Cool little indie flick. I may have enjoyed it slightly more than some would considering that I used to be an amateur wrestler.
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She was like "How did you get my number?  I don't handle this issue.  You have to call the South Bryant Campus for that.  I'll transfer you, but I don't handle it."  She said it in a slightly condescending tone.  I didn't tell her that Grumps gave me the number.  I just told her I looked it up.
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« Reply #4445 on: June 10, 2011, 08:23:03 pm »
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Flat, unfunny, unoriginal.

Garbage.

The Hangover: Part II
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« Reply #4446 on: June 10, 2011, 08:29:34 pm »
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The Hangover: Part II

I think "flat" is the perfect way to describe it. It really just dies on the screen.
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Aaron is pissed:

She was like "How did you get my number?  I don't handle this issue.  You have to call the South Bryant Campus for that.  I'll transfer you, but I don't handle it."  She said it in a slightly condescending tone.  I didn't tell her that Grumps gave me the number.  I just told her I looked it up.
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« Reply #4447 on: June 10, 2011, 08:35:08 pm »
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Flat, unfunny, unoriginal.

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The Hangover: Part II

I think "flat" is the perfect way to describe it. It really just dies on the screen.

I knew I probably shouldn't have seen it, but my date got postponed and I was already at the theater...  Hopefully Super 8 will be a better experience tomorrow.

To be honest, it was so unfunny, that the script probably should have been saved and recast for a drama about a party gone awry in Bangkok.  Bradley Cooper was the only actor who fit the material.
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« Reply #4448 on: June 10, 2011, 08:41:55 pm »
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Though trailers aren't movies, I would also like to say that The Vow might be one of the worst looking movies I've ever seen.  I know it's a chick flick and I shouldn't expect myself to like it, but it looks worse than that... it looks like a chick flick based on a story of what 6 year old girls imagine 12 year old girls imagine 16 year old girls imagine what love is like.
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« Reply #4449 on: June 10, 2011, 08:59:06 pm »
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Just saw "the Best Man".
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