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Postby jayday » Wed May 30, 2007 6:36 am

The Machinist was freakin' crazy....I will never question Christian Bale's dedication to his craft, ever....Definitely worth seeing with almost a Hitchcock feel to it...7.5/10

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Because of that opening scene, I guessed the hangman word, "_ _ _ _ e r", almost instantly....Well, I knew it was either murder or killer...But the writers/director really pulled off a twist at the end....Not who I was expecting he killed....Due to the blood, leak, and smell, I thought for sure he had chopped someone up and stuck them in his freezer and was so wrecked with guilt that he lost his mind...Turned out to be
red herring which I thought was a creative play on words...
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Postby beanoX3 » Wed May 30, 2007 8:07 am

I will never trust reviews from IMDB ever again. I was looking for a decent zombie flick, saw a direct to DVD movie called The Mad and decided to watch it after 4 out of 5 reviews on IMDB claimed that it was funny, gory, and on track to become a nice little favorite like Shaun of the Dead. Man, did the movie really suck. I'd give it zero stars and two thumbs way down.

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Postby Free Bagel » Sat Jun 02, 2007 10:34 pm

My girlfriend was sick today so we went on a little mini-movie marathon.

First up was Van Helsing. I never thought a movie could have TOO much action for me but this one did. I just needed a break at some point in there, it was like I was out of breath just watching it, heh. Some of the story stuff didn't add up too, 6.5/10.

Next up was Reign of Fire. I wasn't expecting much going in and this one was the only one we weren't watching in HD which hurts it right off the bat. Even with my mild expectations though it was still underwhelming, and the ending was just stupid. 4.5/10.

Last up was The Good Shepherd. I was kind of tired in this point and not really up for a 3-hour long thinking movie, but even in the wrong mood for it I still enjoyed it a lot. It's a lot of work to watch this movie, but the story is great and the mood (music, etc) throughout the movie is put together very well. One bad thing worth noting is that they did a terrible job making Matt Damon look "old" in the scenes that took place in 1961. The movie flashes back and forth through the years and everyone else looks older in the scenes closer to the present, but Damon looks like a 20 year old kid even when he's supposed to be 50 and it actually made it a bit tough to figure out what timeline some of the scenes were falling in when Damon was the only character onscreen. This is definitely a love it or hate it type movie, either it's your cup of tea or it's not. It was mine, just wish the last few minutes were a little stronger. 9/10
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Postby dgan » Sat Jun 02, 2007 11:05 pm

stomperrob wrote:Just watched Letters From Iwo Jima - really well done, good team effort by Eastwood/Spielberg - shows the battle from the Japanese point of view (the audio is in Japanese with English subtitles).

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Did you see Flags of our Fathers, and if so, how does this one compare?
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Postby cardiac cats » Sat Jun 02, 2007 11:45 pm

just watched the new bond flick

Casino Royale- 7.5/10 for starters I enjoyed Daniel Craig as bond and have never really watched any bond movies besides Goldeneye...anyhoo, the movie seemed a tad slow(not too bad) during the middle portion but was complemented nicely througout with some nice espionage and action scenes. IMO there seemed to be maybe one too many plot twists and double crosses- which left me a lil confused; but all in all it was a solid, entertaining romp. and WTF, the torture scene- OUCH :~(


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Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:00 am

Well cardiac, with respect to the torture scene, there is one thing I don't understand. How is it that 1 day after that happened, was he able to perfrom sexually?
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Postby logan » Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:20 am

i saw knocked up. great great comedy and the movie overall ,less the comedy, was pretty solid.i'd put it right up neck and neck with anchor man and overall better then 40YO Virgin and way way better then ricky bobby.it was fun seeing a couple of the office people make cameos as well. definite must go ;-D
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Postby maddog60 » Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:44 am

A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:Well cardiac, with respect to the torture scene, there is one thing I don't understand. How is it that 1 day after that happened, was he able to perfrom sexually?


He's Bond, James Bond. I loved the touch where the villain mocks elaborate tortures, poking fun at Bond's own cliche stupid villain move.

I'd give the movie at least 8 stars, its one of the better Bonds. I loved seeing him as a new agent, not the accomplished veteran, and while Daniel Craig was good, I thought the movie proved more than anything that it was the writers not Brosnon that sunk the last 3 bond flicks.
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Postby stomperrob » Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:44 am

dgan wrote:
stomperrob wrote:Just watched Letters From Iwo Jima - really well done, good team effort by Eastwood/Spielberg - shows the battle from the Japanese point of view (the audio is in Japanese with English subtitles).

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Did you see Flags of our Fathers, and if so, how does this one compare?


This is more of a war movie than Flags Of Our Fathers was. This focused more on the Japanese preparing for the battle and then the battle itself - it gave a little background on some of the soldiers to kind of "humanize" them instead of portraying as the demons Hollywood always has in the past - in that sense they may have gone a little too far. The Japanese had a well deserved reputation for some of the atrocities they committed and for the way they fought.
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Postby dgan » Sun Jun 03, 2007 2:44 am

stomperrob wrote:
dgan wrote:
stomperrob wrote:Just watched Letters From Iwo Jima - really well done, good team effort by Eastwood/Spielberg - shows the battle from the Japanese point of view (the audio is in Japanese with English subtitles).

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Did you see Flags of our Fathers, and if so, how does this one compare?


This is more of a war movie than Flags Of Our Fathers was. This focused more on the Japanese preparing for the battle and then the battle itself - it gave a little background on some of the soldiers to kind of "humanize" them instead of portraying as the demons Hollywood always has in the past - in that sense they may have gone a little too far. The Japanese had a well deserved reputation for some of the atrocities they committed and for the way they fought.


Cool. I was a bit surprised, though not disappointed, that Flags Of Our Fathers was so focused on the bond drive. I definately was expecting more of a war movie, so I think I'll enjoy this one.

I hear what you're saying about the Japanese. It seems it goes from one extreme to another, which is understandable I suppose. I don't really have a problem with Hollywood excusing individual Japanese soldiers from the atrocities that were "ordered" from those higher in command. There were plenty of very honorable individuals on both sides.

Anyway, thanks for the review...my last day on this god-forsaken third shift job is next weekend. Then I'm unemployed, so I should have plenty of time to catch up on all these movies I haven't had a chance to see. ;-D
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