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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby joejlitz » Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:21 pm

scottaa1 wrote:
joejlitz wrote:
treat24 wrote:Paranormal Activity...

Holy Cow...a Treat sighting!

I watched Armagedden again tonight and that movie is still a 10/10. Bruce Willis saves the world. Heroism, laughs, thrills, love. It's got it all. If you haven't seen this yet, you gotta see it. And if you did see it, watch it again! ;-D


Treat's the one who got me watching Ghost Hunters a couple Halloween's ago.

Armagedon??? :-t What a blowfest. Went to see it in the theater, me and a buddy, his wife, and my buddy's dad. Went out for a late dinner afterwards and were all not even talking about the movie it was so boring and overdrawn. The movie actually made the meal uncomfortable. I guess we have very different opinions.

Dude - sometimes your taste in movies has to evolve beyond porn. I'm just saying...


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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby Metroid » Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:52 pm

There's movies that aren't porn? 8-o
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby joejlitz » Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:12 pm

Push. 8/10.

I'm not a Sci-Fi geek at all. I loved the original Star Wars and Starship Troopers. Outside of that, not much. But this movie was way cool. All the different types of powers residing within different people. I really dug this movie. Dakota Fanning was really good in it, too.

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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby cardiac cats » Sun Oct 11, 2009 1:30 pm

The Proposition 8/10

A nice, little gem of western set in the 1880's Australian Outback. Gritty and uncompromising with interesting characters and a complex set of circumstances. Great cast too: Guy Pearce, Danny Huston, Ray Winstone(the guy who voiced Beowulf), David Wenham, and Emily Watson... and they all bring something good to the table.
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby steelerfan513 » Sun Oct 11, 2009 3:54 pm

It Might Get Loud

Documentary about Jimmy Page, Jack White, and The Edge, their pasts, and what happens when they get together to talk about guitar. I haven't listened to any of their music (I'm sure I'll get some crap for that), so I didn't take much from it, but my friend who's a bigger music fan loved it. It just depends on your taste.
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby FearandLoathinginATL » Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:48 am

steelerfan513 wrote:It Might Get Loud

Documentary about Jimmy Page, Jack White, and The Edge, their pasts, and what happens when they get together to talk about guitar. I haven't listened to any of their music (I'm sure I'll get some crap for that), so I didn't take much from it, but my friend who's a bigger music fan loved it. It just depends on your taste.


screw U2 but youve never listened to the White Stripes 8-o or Led Zeppelin 8-o 8-o 8-o ???

Other than the Beatles, Id say Led Zeppelin is the biggest thing to ever happen to rock. You might want to check them out some time...
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby FearandLoathinginATL » Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:19 am

cardiac cats wrote:Zombieland 8.5/10

I'm with Steelerfan, Zombieland was great...saw it yesterday and couldn't stop smiling. A few standout moments IMO were the opening credits montage and then the action packed climax at the amusement park... and no doubt about it, the celebrity cameo is absolutely priceless- can't spoil it :-)


I may be the only person on Earth that didn't like this movie... I mean it wasnt bad but I felt like it was trying too hard. It really wanted to have the fun of Shaun of the Dead with the cinematography of Watchmen but in the end just felt like it was ripping off both. Plus, I think jesse eisenberg is the new michael cera, totally type-cast into awkward-nerdy guy roles. I mean, how many times can you watch an awkward, unpopular white teenage/early 20s male find his way to love through a quirky turn of events?... and the only thing more overdone than awkward-boy-gets-the-hot-chick plot is zombies. Oh my God, do I really need another movie that uses zombies as an allegory for whats wrong or missing in our lives? Eisenberg searches the whole movie for a family, something he can belong to, and in conclusion he decides "without other people, you might as well be a zombie"? Wait a minute, call the Academy, I totally didnt see that line coming 15 minutes into the movie.

A simple popcorn flick at best, I'd give it a 6/10. An appropriate way to pass the time but definitely nothing to write home about.

AND the cameo was entirely overrated... cameos work best when they involve someone out of their element or when someone is playing someone completely different than themselves in reality... I mean Mike Tyson showing up in The Hangover or Tom Cruise in Tropic Thunder, those are good cameos. A great comedian appearing to do some all right jokes in a movie, not so much.
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby joejlitz » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:02 am

FearandLoathinginATL wrote:
cardiac cats wrote:cameos work best when they involve someone out of their element or when someone is playing someone completely different than themselves in reality... I mean Mike Tyson showing up in The Hangover or Tom Cruise in Tropic Thunder, those are good cameos. A great comedian appearing to do some all right jokes in a movie, not so much.

YES! Awesome cameos. How about Dougie Howser in Harold and Kumar! That's a great cameo! ;-D
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby CineMamet » Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:19 pm

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cardiac cats wrote:Zombieland 8.5/10

I'm with Steelerfan, Zombieland was great...saw it yesterday and couldn't stop smiling. A few standout moments IMO were the opening credits montage and then the action packed climax at the amusement park... and no doubt about it, the celebrity cameo is absolutely priceless- can't spoil it :-)


I may be the only person on Earth that didn't like this movie... I mean it wasnt bad but I felt like it was trying too hard. It really wanted to have the fun of Shaun of the Dead with the cinematography of Watchmen but in the end just felt like it was ripping off both. Plus, I think jesse eisenberg is the new michael cera, totally type-cast into awkward-nerdy guy roles. I mean, how many times can you watch an awkward, unpopular white teenage/early 20s male find his way to love through a quirky turn of events?... and the only thing more overdone than awkward-boy-gets-the-hot-chick plot is zombies. Oh my God, do I really need another movie that uses zombies as an allegory for whats wrong or missing in our lives? Eisenberg searches the whole movie for a family, something he can belong to, and in conclusion he decides "without other people, you might as well be a zombie"? Wait a minute, call the Academy, I totally didnt see that line coming 15 minutes into the movie.

A simple popcorn flick at best, I'd give it a 6/10. An appropriate way to pass the time but definitely nothing to write home about.

AND the cameo was entirely overrated... cameos work best when they involve someone out of their element or when someone is playing someone completely different than themselves in reality... I mean Mike Tyson showing up in The Hangover or Tom Cruise in Tropic Thunder, those are good cameos. A great comedian appearing to do some all right jokes in a movie, not so much.


I liked it because it was fun, didn't get bogged down in too much social commentary, was fresh and only really involved 4 characters. The editing mixed with the comic timing was great and the actors were convincing in their roles. The cameo was great although it went on for a bit too long because of the obvious way it played out. Also, it didn't dwell on backstory for more than maybe 5 minutes.

I'm not sure why people are comparing this to Shaun of the Dead. I understand that they are both zombedies, but they serve different purposes. Zombieland is not a spoof of the zombie genre. It's for people who like zombie movies and want to see a post-apocalyptic world in a humorous fashion. This hasn't been done much at all in cinema (at least not an all-out comedy with a decent budget), at least not a studio film with good makeup and charismatic leads.

It's not striving to be Haneke's "Time of the Wolf" or a harrowing and sincere look of life after doom. Instead, it's the epitome of the "genre" film yet it doesn't stoop to lazy jokes, childish impressions or obvious spoofs. Call it shallow, but that would be stating the obvious. If I were to rank it out of 10, I'd give it a 6. But based on something I'd like to watch again and not choose to rank in the pantheon of innovative and challenging films, I'd give it at least an 8. It's just flat out fun. Also, Eisenberg avoids being annoying, because he plays a neurotic jew, yet good-hearted and intelligent. He's not shy, he's just learned to play it careful and become OCD.

If you're looking for something deeper, then skip it. If you're looking for a fun ride, then catch it.
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby cardiac cats » Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:46 pm

Call the academy, we've got a zombieland hater! :-o

We'll just have to agree to disagree on this one.
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