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Old 12-27-2008, 01:43 PM   #1081
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Watched Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer recently, which was a lot of fun. It was a nice throwback to '80s horror as well.

Watched The Machine Girl yesterday, which was pretty over the top. In a way, I think it met my expectations.

Also watched The Mystery of the Wax Museum and I liked it. It seemed to get the horror mystery genre mix right.

Finished off with Tower of Evil, which was nothing special but still not bad. The plot did kinda confuse me, though.
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Old 12-28-2008, 08:08 PM   #1082
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The Wrestler

if rourke doesnt win for his performance in this movie the awards are completely rigged, also the movie is by far the best i have seen, the only other movie that could possibly beat it at best movie is gran torino
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Old 12-28-2008, 11:24 PM   #1083
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:09 AM   #1084
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Simply amazing. Definitely in my top 3 films of the year.
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:16 AM   #1085
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Anyway, I got You Don't Mess With The Zohan for Christmas. It was a bit... weird, even for a Sandler film. But I still enjoyed it.
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:45 AM   #1086
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THE SPIRIT.

Worst movie I have seen this year.
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Old 12-29-2008, 01:29 PM   #1087
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Watched Ben-Hur recently, which was quite an amazing movie. It was time well-spent, I think.

And yesterday, I watched Pi, which is always engaging and thought-provoking. The grainy black and white look of the movie seem to fit with the madness and insanity of the plot.
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Old 12-30-2008, 12:29 AM   #1088
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I just watched Wristcutters again. I can't get enough of this movie.
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Old 12-30-2008, 05:33 AM   #1089
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Gran Trino, it ruled except Clint trying to sing at the end. It was really funny and also very intense. A perfect mix for me.
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Old 12-30-2008, 06:32 PM   #1090
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Savage Grace and King's Highway, two awful movies, but oddly too bad to MCube. How do you mock a movie that has a scene of incestuous rape involving a mother and a son (with the mother being the rapist), or that says it's in the vein of Chasing Amy, but is sooo badly shot, acted and directed Kevin Smith should sue? They practically mock themselves.
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Old 12-30-2008, 07:19 PM   #1091
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Savage Grace and King's Highway, two awful movies, but oddly too bad to MCube. How do you mock a movie that has a scene of incestuous rape involving a mother and a son (with the mother being the rapist), or that says it's in the vein of Chasing Amy, but is sooo badly shot, acted and directed Kevin Smith should sue? They practically mock themselves.
What the hell are you talking about?
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Old 12-31-2008, 04:53 AM   #1092
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Old 12-31-2008, 09:22 AM   #1093
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Saw Valkyrie last night and I loved it. Very intense. Very endearing story true story that was nice to see told on the big screen.
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Old 01-01-2009, 02:17 PM   #1094
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Watched Cube a few days ago, which was a decent indie. I liked how each character reacted to the idea of being confined in a booby-trapped cube because it made for some interesting conflict.

Watched Sin City recently, which was well-put together. It's a pity there aren't too any movies like it.

Watched Two Thousand Maniacs! the other day, which wasn't that bad. I think it felt more worth my time than Blood Feast did, which was done by the same director.

Watched the 1945 version of The Picture of Dorian Gray yesterday, which was a nice classic. I liked its horror aspects as well.

And I finished off with A Scanner Darkly and it was above average. In particular, I liked how the actors played off of each other.
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Old 01-01-2009, 11:28 PM   #1095
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Slumdog Millionaire

My third time seeing and I still enjoyed it more than any other film I saw this year. If you haven't seen it yet, shame on you.
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Old 01-02-2009, 03:18 AM   #1096
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Marley and Me back on the 25th. Cute, cute movie. Mom wanted to go see since she read the book. It's also nice to see a film taking place in Southern Florida, where I'm from. Best part was the Kathleen Turner scene, for those who watch it, you'll know what I'm talking about!

Rented some movies too. No Country for Old Men, Death Sentence, Eagle Eye and Wall-E.

Loved Wall-E and Eagle Eye. I'm going to defintiely get those two.

Death Sentence was alright. Had Kevin Bacon in it, avenging the death of his son to a gang.

No Country for Old Men, it sucked for me. Don't know what was the big deal with this one. Guess I'm going to have to go by my old rule, unless I seen it before Oscars or other award shows come out, stay away from the winners! I was so bord with this film, I ended up taking it out after Woody Harrelson's demise. Stuck in a better movie with a similar theme, Leon, A.K.A The Professional. Gotta love Gary Oldman in that film, he was awesome!
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Death Sentence was alright. Had Kevin Bacon in it, avenging the death of his son to a gang.
I enjoyed Death Sentence. The only thing I was confused about was

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why everybody tagged it as a "shoot-'em-up" movie, when up until the final act, where the bad guys capped the rest of the protagonist's family and he went to John Goodman's character for guns to blow away the gang, only one character had ever gotten shot, and that was the storekeeper where the first son was killed. Sure, once it got into that final act, there was a lot of gunfire, but up until then, characters were disposed of in other ways.
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:32 PM   #1098
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I enjoyed Death Sentence. The only thing I was confused about was

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why everybody tagged it as a "shoot-'em-up" movie, when up until the final act, where the bad guys capped the rest of the protagonist's family and he went to John Goodman's character for guns to blow away the gang, only one character had ever gotten shot, and that was the storekeeper where the first son was killed. Sure, once it got into that final act, there was a lot of gunfire, but up until then, characters were disposed of in other ways.
I wasn't really aware one way or the other at what genre this film was listed. But, this was not a bad movie. And John Goodman, what little scenes he had, was fantastic. He should do more characters like that!

My question about the film.

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Old 01-02-2009, 04:52 PM   #1099
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Fantasy Mission Force. It's both the worst and greatest movie I've ever seen.
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I wasn't really aware one way or the other at what genre this film was listed. But, this was not a bad movie. And John Goodman, what little scenes he had, was fantastic. He should do more characters like that!

My question about the film.

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Did Kevin Bacon's character die at the end or not?
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I think it's left open ended. I personally thought that he did, but it isn't made explicit.


Anyway, yeah, I liked this film. I think when I first saw it, I compared it to a more violent version of "Falling Down".
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