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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby jake_twothousandfive » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:35 pm

Oldboy - 8/10

This is a foreign film (South Korea) so it loses points for it's voice-over work even though it's fairly well done. The plot follows a man who is imprisoned for 15 years for, initially, no apparent reason. Upon being released he seeks revenge while unraveling the circumstances behind his imprisonment and the identity of his captor. It all culminates into one of the most shocking, revolting, and incredible endings I've ever seen in a movie.

It's extremely violent at times and definitely isn't for everyone. But it has to be one of the best Asian films out there.
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby The Artful Dodger » Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:55 pm

jake_twothousandfive wrote:Oldboy - 8/10

This is a foreign film (South Korea) so it loses points for it's voice-over work even though it's fairly well done. The plot follows a man who is imprisoned for 15 years for, initially, no apparent reason. Upon being released he seeks revenge while unraveling the circumstances behind his imprisonment and the identity of his captor. It all culminates into one of the most shocking, revolting, and incredible endings I've ever seen in a movie.

It's extremely violent at times and definitely isn't for everyone. But it has to be one of the best Asian films out there.


Alright, Asian cinema. ;-D

Oldboy is an excellent film, surely one of the best Asian films of this decade. If you liked that, you might like Brotherhood of War (Taegukgi) and Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, both of which are Korean productions.

EDIT: Oh, and make sure you get English subtitles. Unfortunately, some subs, like the dubbed versions, aren't good translations of the originals, but there are some that suffice. I find the best English subs at my local Asian video store or if not, Barnes & Noble and Borders have a mighty big foreign aisle of decent subtitled versions.
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby portisfan24 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:13 am

Invictus- 8.5/10

I loved it. I've always been pretty interested in South Africa, so this was right up my alley. It was a tad slow in places, but I thought it was really well done. Gave me goosebumps a few times throughout the movie. Definately worth seeing in theatres.
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby Dan Lambskin » Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:55 pm

Repulsion old, critically acclaimed Roman Polanski thriller starring Catherine Denuve as some sexually repressed chick who lives with her older sister. her sister leaves her alone and she experiences hallucinations. hijnks ensue. it was well directed and the score was really good, but the movie itself was kind of boring. Denuve looked genuinely crazy though
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby eagles21 » Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:21 pm

Avatar - Excellent movie. Starts a bit slow, but it just picked up my interest steadily as it progressed. Exceeded my expectations. 8.5/10.
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby FearandLoathinginATL » Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:18 am

eagles21 wrote:Avatar - Excellent movie. Starts a bit slow, but it just picked up my interest steadily as it progressed. Exceeded my expectations. 8.5/10.


I was waiting for someone to post something about this. Did you get to see it in 3-D? Just wondering if it lived up to the hype of "the future of cinema."
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby bigh0rt » Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:28 am

FearandLoathinginATL wrote:
eagles21 wrote:Avatar - Excellent movie. Starts a bit slow, but it just picked up my interest steadily as it progressed. Exceeded my expectations. 8.5/10.


I was waiting for someone to post something about this. Did you get to see it in 3-D? Just wondering if it lived up to the hype of "the future of cinema."

I heard reports on the radio on my commute this morning and the effects were actually making people sick.
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby cardiac cats » Sat Dec 19, 2009 6:01 pm

Avatar in 3-d 9/10


awesome..... the FX are simply the best I've ever seen. Some of the jungle scenes are just stunning to witness and the overall polish and realism of the FX is staggering... also, the culmination of the story(like the last 30 minutes) is just so freakin' cool my inner nerdness was ecstatic. Definitely a movie that needs to be experienced in the theater, in 3-d, in IMAX if possible( no IMAX for me but I can imagine)


A note: be prepared for a 3 hour movie with 3-d glasses on(if you go that route). It does feel weird and unnatural at times 8-o but I think it's worth it... and I didn't see anybody leave the theater sick
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby Dan Lambskin » Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:56 pm

Brüno - had a few funny moments but nowhere near as good as Borat
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby The Artful Dodger » Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:50 pm

cardiac cats wrote:Avatar in 3-d 9/10


awesome..... the FX are simply the best I've ever seen. Some of the jungle scenes are just stunning to witness and the overall polish and realism of the FX is staggering... also, the culmination of the story(like the last 30 minutes) is just so freakin' cool my inner nerdness was ecstatic. Definitely a movie that needs to be experienced in the theater, in 3-d, in IMAX if possible( no IMAX for me but I can imagine)


A note: be prepared for a 3 hour movie with 3-d glasses on(if you go that route). It does feel weird and unnatural at times 8-o but I think it's worth it... and I didn't see anybody leave the theater sick


I caught Avatar on IMAX and it was brilliant. The effects are done well, nothing too in-your-face, but nonetheless it's truly an escapist film. A visually beautiful film and I'll be seeing it at the IMAX a couple of times at least. 8.5/10.
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