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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:25 am     Reply with quote
Predator was ok if u ask me. Nothing special but a few nice scenes. Especially liked the sword scene. The moody setting and the determination with which he fought was a powerful mix. The second half of the movie was more of a gorefest. (a good one)

Inception was ok and intriguing but not very exciting. Smart script sure but didn't do anything for me. If I want something smart i'll read a book I want something that's exciting! If u add to much layers to little time will be spent on characters development etc. One scene moved me and it was "SPOILER SPOILER"

What he had done to his wife to get her out of the dream world that then backfired.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:20 pm     Reply with quote
I think Inception relied too much on convolution to have the "smart script" effect. Somehow Kubrick and Lynch pull the same thing off with much less.

Still awesome movie though.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:43 am     Reply with quote
The american was ok. No action extravaganza. More drama. But it missed something. Some deeper emotional/plot layer to make it more interesting.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:39 am     Reply with quote
Rare Exports, its not out yet.

Trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RQlikX4vvw

Teaser Trailer 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0GRzpwLBrk&feature=related

Web site:
http://www.rareexportsmovie.com/en



Story page links to short movies.
These movies are about the same concept, but I doubt that they are in the current movie.
From 2003: 7 min.
Caution, this one has a fat naked father christmas in it, very tasteful though.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JIz7I5yzwQ

From 2005: 11 min.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z4OvK3Vn44
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:07 am     Reply with quote
Saw "Expendables" last week but it wasn't that good, I bet Stallone wanted to make it like those action movies from the 80s but in the end one would assume that you would add some modern filming to it. I liked the scene where they turned around the plane and started to shoot though, lol I guess I am easily entertained these days hah.

Anyone of you that has seen "True Legend? I liked it, reminded me some of crouching tiger for some reason.
However "Legend of the red dragon" still holds as a favourite for me when it comes to ninja, samurai fighting movie. Not so much a new movie though, was it early 90s?
Legend of the red dragon:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7caLIEvVMbs



Funny to see this thread is still around Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:59 pm     Reply with quote
Ok dont know if any of you guys have seen this but I saw stalker and it blew my mind. Definitely one of my favourite movies of all time its certainly got that enigmatic Russian feel, shot in the hight of the USSR nothing else compares imo. Magic!

Godzilla you seen lone wolf and cub? (the first one), great samurai film for sure.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:15 am     Reply with quote
tarkovski rules Smile check all other his films. a lot to feed one's imagination. He is true artist.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:42 am     Reply with quote
T_England, I haven't actually, I assume you mean the version from the 70s? īCould only find this on youtube, looks pretty cool though. Reminds me of "Afro Samurai" lol, guess that makes it pretty clear where they got their influences from.:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3r9z0Kmzvk





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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:07 am     Reply with quote
Don't waste your money on The Last Airbender.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:52 pm     Reply with quote
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World was pretty good, especially the fight scenes. the ending's annoying. the only thing i hate is the way characters die.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:05 pm     Reply with quote
Sumaleth wrote:
Don't waste your money on The Last Airbender.


Even more worse than "Lady in the water"? Smile






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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:07 pm     Reply with quote
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Sumaleth wrote:
Don't waste your money on The Last Airbender.

Even more worse than "Lady in the water"?

I didn't see Lady in the Water or The Happening, but I can't imagine they're worse than Airbender.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:43 am     Reply with quote
Sumaleth wrote:

I didn't see Lady in the Water or The Happening, but I can't imagine they're worse than Airbender.



You know, "The Happening" was pretty ok. I saw it a couple of times and some scenes sure were corny but the idea in the happening spoke to me. Read somewhere that atoms and molecules react to Dna being present, thought that kind of applied. Not exactly what the story is about but more of humans being present in a certain surrounding and things starting to happen... Hmm.
Lady in the water was terrible though lol... Twisted Evil



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:56 am     Reply with quote
Jonah Hex 2010, just saw Jonah Hex and I sure as hell had to see it knowing that I was a big fan of the comic as a youngster back in the early 80s. I think he was more macho in the comic though and they couldn't capture that, I was hoping for Clint Eastwood in the role as Jonah; that should have been back in the 80s though lol.
The movie was pretty ok anyway.

Jonah Hex:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1075747/
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:31 am     Reply with quote
The Social Network was a good movie too. if you're into brainy movies, you'll like this one.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:49 am     Reply with quote
I thought the last airbender was ok. The story wasn't the best but the atmosphere in the movie and the effects were great. Liked it more than the last pirates of caribean movie at least.

I'd give it a 3 out of 5. See it as a beautiful piece of art if nothing else. This kind of movies is what the cinema if for. Dramas and thrillers you can watch on the tellie. But I guess people who are looking for a movie where Shyamalan is in top form will be dissapointed.

And another tips while am at it. Check out the serie black adder with Rowan Atkinson from the eighties. They're showing reruns on the tv and I'm completly hooked. It's Richard Curtis who is the writer. Four weddings and a funeral/notting hill etc.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:04 am     Reply with quote
Blackadder was great.

The Social Network = excellent.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:08 pm     Reply with quote
I'm looking forward to Iron Sky. Oh, and HARDKOR 44.[/url]
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:32 pm     Reply with quote
Have you guys seen this trailer?
Looks pretty neato. Smile

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G68fHZig9nA






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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:10 pm     Reply with quote
Yeah, that looks good. Reminds me a bit of Casshern.

Hope it has a good story.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 2:32 pm     Reply with quote
Saw the movie RED (retired and extremely dangerous).
Started of very good then mediocroty. Guess the hard part is to make a whole complete movie that connects all the dots. But it was worth a watch.

Saw two sam peckinpah movies. Killer elite and pat garett and billy the kid and I really like his style. So raw and graphic it doesn't back of.

One scene in Pat Garett where a guy gets wounded after a gunfight and goes away to die with his wife fallowing him was a tearjerker.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:00 pm     Reply with quote
Omg this looks pretty sweet, as far as the trailer goes anyway. Very Happy

Transformers Dark Of The Moon:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duR64Rou4So&feature=player_embedded







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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:08 am     Reply with quote
I just saw a German movie called "Cargo", a sci fi movie set into the future, I can really recommend it, it was pretty good.

Cargo - 2009 (trailer)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZnLZmfwbhU




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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:16 pm     Reply with quote
Quintus Dias wrote:
Omg this looks pretty sweet, as far as the trailer goes anyway. Very Happy

Transformers Dark Of The Moon:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duR64Rou4So&feature=player_embedded


Thanks for the heads up. I'm not a transformers fan but the neighbour is
(the trailer isn't on TV yet so he was keen to know the release date, etc.). Smile

Hmmmm... the Wiki entry for Cargo is incomplete (English version, so maybe that's appropriate, hehe):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cargo_%282009_film%29

Should have put Tron here...
Official Tron Legacy Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HcsDc_9LX8
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:58 pm     Reply with quote
recently watched "Cargo".. love this.. reminds me of Kubrick "Solaris"

like the design, idea .. technically it can done a bit more but I suppose the budget is limited..

Hollywood would learn from this how to make a script instead of spending 90% of budget on visual effects lol

it gets me excited to think about what can be done with limited budget to make a scifi movie..a lot can be done with compositing, 3d etc.

indie rocks!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:04 pm     Reply with quote
"Legend of the Guardians"

a movie for children.. yeaah

under watch time, I focused a lot on looking on 3d things, VFX etc.. technical animation is pretty good.. to see how the fur moves, it blows my mind.. it must require powerful rendering farm to take all load :p I noticed that the production had large team of VFX artists, not surprising. 3d industry has developed further really.

idea, executing.. no comments on this.. well, this means "gasp"

it is the lord of rings for children Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:09 am     Reply with quote
Cargo was really awesome because of the build up aswell, you couldn't really guess the manuscript.
I like movies like that.

Legend of the guardians, haven't seen it actually, gonna look up some trailers.

durgldeep, the new Transformers actually looks promising, I hope they will make a better manuscript this time. The whole concept of robots should and could work very good. The first one was awesome in the first half and then it became too much. Ah well better wait for the release to dvd.


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Have you guys seen "Despicable me"? Well I saw it two times, haha it was hilarious. Gotta love those minions as they called them in the movie, haha they even had their own language. lol.
Despicable me: (sorry about the commercial)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXZY_XRjABs



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:36 am     Reply with quote
Quintus Dias wrote:
Despicable me: (sorry about the commercial)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXZY_XRjABs


QD, no worries about the commercial, I never hit YouTube until my volume is turned off, hehe (if it's a commercial, go elsewhere and come back when the movie's loaded). My solution to Google's pimpware. Very Happy

I haven't seen Despicable Me. Hmmmm... I like the idea of a 'bad guy' in the lead role (fresh idea(?)). Smile

Transformers... had to go look at the wiki article (again), for the second one; the critics didn't pull any bunches:

"It was nominated for 7 Razzie Awards... winning three in the Worst Picture, Worst Director, and Worst Screenplay categories at the 30th Golden Raspberry Awards."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transformers:_Revenge_of_the_Fallen
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:48 am     Reply with quote
durgldeep, I heard the director or hmm.. someone of them speak about the "Revenge of the fallen", apparently it was during the writers strike and they made a movie without writers, perhaps not the best idea..... lol.
I think the desert scene in the second one was pretty bad overall. Better intro in that one aswell.
I am hoping for more unique ideas in the 3rd one, looks really sweet if one look at the trailer. Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:01 pm     Reply with quote
I'm getting hyped for Black Swan.
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