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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby scottaa1 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:32 pm

Armageddon.

I cried at the end.

When Ben Affleck lived.

How is Michael Bay allowed to keep making 'films' ?
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby Dan Lambskin » Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:34 am

scottaa1 wrote:Armageddon.

I cried at the end.

When Ben Affleck lived.

How is Michael Bay allowed to keep making 'films' ?


lol...the most recent Simpsons (maybe it was 2 weeks ago) Homer and Marge were at the movies and everyone was talking and texting and whatnot and she wanted to leave...he pulls the "oh no, we paid good money for a movie, blah, blah, blah"
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby Munboy » Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:37 pm

scottaa1 wrote:Armageddon.

I cried at the end.


That's kind of funny. My best friend came out from West Virgina for my marriage. We went out to see that movie and at the end, my friend burst out into sobbing tears. We had to sit there as people filed out as my fiancee consoled her. I tried really hard not to laugh....I'm not sure if her sobbing was caused by the same reasons as yours or not. :-b


Saw Percy Jackson the other day. It was pretty fun to take my daughter to. It's not exactly the epitome of writing and acting, but a fun little story. Pretty good special effects. I love the Greek mythology in it, though (even if a few liberties were taken). But, I'm a geek like that. :-B
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby portisfan24 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:54 am

2012

It was entertaining. I expected it to be just like The Day After Tomorrow and it pretty much was. Lost of monuments falling apart, good special effects and a couple laughs. Obviously not going to win best picture, but its an enjoyable movie

State of Play

Political thriller with Ben Affleck as a congressman and Russell Crowe and Rachel McAdams as reporters. Affleck is investigating some private defense company and things get ugly. It was pretty good. Some good twists and turns that had me guessing. Helen Mirren and Jason Bateman are also in it, so plenty of names who all do good jobs selling the story.
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby treat24 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:24 pm

Alice in Wonderland 3D:

Don't go see it in 3D. Some movies are cool that way, this one wasn't worth it at all. The movie was good. The colors were awesome, cool, vibrant. The wife and I really enjoyed it, but we sat there thinking the entire time... why is this even in 3D? It was barely that noticeable most of the movie and didn't add anything, mostly landscape type stuff. There were no special 3D intense scenes, not even remotely. I wish I could have saved the $4 per ticket.
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby steelerfan513 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:32 pm

I've spent my last couple weeks with Robert DeNiro and Marty Scorsese. :-D

Shutter Island - Very enjoyable. It's not a suspense thriller like the previews make it out to be; it's a thinking movie, one that drags viewers along in confusion until the end. Visually it was stunning at several points, and DiCaprio was once again fantastic. It's impossible to compare it to anything else Scorsese has done (and I think that a lot of the critics who didn't like it tried to do that) because I don't think he's ever made a movie like this. It's worth a see for sure.

Goodfellas - Damn good gangster movie. Long as hell, but still extremely well done.

Heat - Well done. Al Pacino is very good at being angry. :-b

Casino - Another long as hell Scorsese flick, but still incredibly well done. I wonder what Scorsese has against Joe Pesci; he sure likes to kill his character, and not exactly in the most pleasant way. :-b
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby joejlitz » Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:22 am

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portisfan24 wrote:Valentine's Day 8.5/10

I know what you're all thinking, but this really isn't a chick flick. Its a comedy about relationships and love and all that. It was actually one of the better comedies I've seen in a while. All-star cast were all great, even Taylor Swift surprisingly. She plays an absolute moron who is "in love" with the captain of the track team.

Anyway I highly recommend seeing this one in theatres, and you can probably score some brownie points with the missus for going.



I agree. This was worth seeing. Alot of stars.

So my wife wanted to see this on Valentine's Weekend and I went to the theater at noon or so and got tickets, b/c we knew it would be crowded. We got a baby sitter and headed to Red Lobster (kind'a our place for special events - cheesy, but so are most "our things", right?). We had a good dinner and as I'm paying the check, we look at each other and realize we had 3 more hours before the kids would be home. She hinted that she wanted to go home and spend some "quiet" time there instead of go to the movie. There wasn't even a moment of hesitation.

Best $18 I ever wasted! Definitely 5/5 stars. And a great performance by all.





OK. That last part might have been TMI. :-D
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby joejlitz » Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:35 am

treat24 wrote:
jake_twothousandfive wrote:
treat24 wrote:
Yeah, it was OK. I thought it would be a lot better, and it's not really a great kids movie. anticlimactic too. Law Abiding Citizen on the other hand was very very good and intelligent. Well worth theater money. I had been salivating since the first trailer for Where The Wild Things Are and it didn't live up. Good, not great.


Where The Wild Things Are - 7.5/10

I really wanted to like this movie, but I found myself feeling basically the same way. I came into the movie not knowing what to expect, other than I loved the trailer, but some of the critic reviews and overall hype had me anxious to see it. In the end, it was a pretty big letdown, a score of 7.5 is fairly generous.

The CGI/costumes of the "wild things" were very well done and IMO kept this movie from being a total failure. I think the main problem with the film overall is that it appeals to a very select age group. It's too violent for young children and adults over about 20 yrs old won't find it humorous and I think will have a hard time connecting with most of the characters. It's probably best for about 10-18 year-olds.

Like I said, I liked the trailer a lot more than the movie itself. If you haven't seen it yet, I'd suggest just watching the trailer and leaving it at that...because, in hindsight, that would've been enough for me.


Ha! That's exactly how the wife and I felt. That first trailer that had the song "Wake Up" by Arcade Fire was way better than the actual movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NOkQ4dYVaM

We just caught this on PPV last Friday. I told my 4 year-old that we were gonna set up the living room like a movie theater and so we turned out all the lights and made popcorn and he got a Sprite (which he gets very rarely). The only thing was that I couldn't find Fun Dip at the Super Market or $1 store. He usually eats that when we go to the $1 movie theater. I did find Pop Rocks (which I was really excited about) and Pixi Stix (which I also grew up on) and he didn't like either. Kids. Go figure.

Oh...the movie. Meh. I loved the book. Grew up on it and must have read it 1,000 times. When I heard the movie was coming out about a year ago, I bought the book for my son. We watched the movie and he liked it. He even watched it again because we DVRed it. But I wasn't impressed. I didn't like my boy seeing Max so rebellious towards him mom. I also thought the movie was sad a lot of times. James Gondolfini's character was sad and angry several times throughout the movie and well, overall meh. I suppose that's the best word for it. If I never saw it again, I wouldn't mind.
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby FantasyMan13 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:45 am

steelerfan513 wrote:Casino - Another long as hell Scorsese flick, but still incredibly well done. I wonder what Scorsese has against Joe Pesci; he sure likes to kill his character, and not exactly in the most pleasant way. :-b


he has one of the most messed up deaths in that movie ever :-b

I saw Alice about a week ago. it was just meh for me (besides the visual stuff of course). 7/10
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby joejlitz » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:08 pm

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BlueBandit24 wrote:Seven Pounds is a heavy, heavy movie and a bit depressing. It seemed to plod along at times and was slow in parts, but overall I thought it was decent. I like Will Smith and Rosario Dawson and they really put forth solid efforts. I'll give it a 7/10, good but not great.


Will Smith = solid performance. ;-)

Finally got around to seeing this and I was certainly not disappointed. I thought it was a great movie with a great story. Very compelling, and Smith was fantastic. No action, effects, explosions, etc. Just a damn good story.
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