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#181 mcgillnuck

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:29 PM

^^^While I certainly didn't dislike Skyfall as much as you did, I absolutely have to agree for the most part. The plot holes in Bond movies don't bother me so much, as majority of Bond films have never been about fantastic writing or plot. However, I just didn't see why Skyfall received as high of praise as it did get. I remember seeing it, but I don't remember being blown away by it..


See I can handle ridiculous stunts and gaping plot holes in a Bond movie like "The Spy Who Loved Me," because that's the tone of the whole film. Hammy acting, silly villains etc...

But if you're going to make a more serious Bond, you can't just put in great actors and hire a great cinematographer. You need a great story to go along with it. I don't get drawn out of the movie when Jaws gets into a biting match with a great white shark in an evil laboratory that's in the shape of a giant octopus because that's the expectation of Moore-era Bond. On the other hand it really bugged me in Skyfall when Bardem dropped a moving train onto Bond's head because the rest of the movie takes itsef so seriously that it just didn't fit.
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:09 PM

Expendables 3 - 7/10
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:44 PM

Have you seen it yet?
I think Harmony Karine is a really interesting director and I can't wait for Spring Breakers to come out


Maybe, but given the target audience, and the fact that you have to rest on the acting chops of Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens, I don't have my hopes up too high for it.

See I can handle ridiculous stunts and gaping plot holes in a Bond movie like "The Spy Who Loved Me," because that's the tone of the whole film. Hammy acting, silly villains etc...

But if you're going to make a more serious Bond, you can't just put in great actors and hire a great cinematographer. You need a great story to go along with it. I don't get drawn out of the movie when Jaws gets into a biting match with a great white shark in an evil laboratory that's in the shape of a giant octopus because that's the expectation of Moore-era Bond. On the other hand it really bugged me in Skyfall when Bardem dropped a moving train onto Bond's head because the rest of the movie takes itsef so seriously that it just didn't fit.


That's my problem with the The Dark Knight Rises.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:33 PM

Outsourced - 6/10

Movie that inspired the now-defunct television series. Was OK.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:08 PM

Just re-watched Paradise Lost: Purgatory. 7/10

Absolutely appalling what the West Memphis police and the Arkansas legal system put these three boys/men through.

Even though it's a documentary, I recommend seeing it if you haven't already. It's a real eye-opener and a look into the kinds of injustice that have and still occur...
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:44 PM

oh wow, thanks for reminding me about that. I remember hearing that a 3rd movie was coming back in 2009, but totally forgot and didn't realize it had come out.
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:31 PM

Django Unchained - 9.5/10.

Brilliant acting, hilarious, and a lot of violence. Makes for a great movie.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:18 PM

Deer Hunter 6/10

I found it to be pretty boring when it first came out and I don't rate it any higher 30 years later.

There is a decent 30 minutes sandwiched between drivel tho.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:22 PM

Hitchcock - 7/10
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:48 PM

It was dark and psychological? I assume you are being facetious considering your negative view of the writing (which I share), which to me, is 90% of the movie.

The acting was fine but I don't care who was in the movie, the movie itself suuuuuucccccckkkkkeeeed.

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Why was there some list with every operative's name on it (Mission Impossible did this plotline better a decade ago)? Why does Bond dig shrapnel out of his own shoulder (Manchurian Candidate)? How does M16 get hacked and blown up (Die Hard) from an outside source in China? Why does the resident genius Q, decide to download the terrorist's harddrive to the same network that runs said terrorist's cell, after capture? How does anything that happens after this point in the movie make any friggen sense?

This movie was an embarassing plagiaristic wasteland of lazy writing. Shame on the critics who gave this monstrosity a positive review, it doesn't earn it.

For the record, I didn't mind Casino Royale, even though the poker scenes were laughably amateurish. Whoever wrote and directed those scenes either didn't care to understand anything about poker or were horribly misled.


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:15 PM

wedding crashers 8/10
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:24 PM

Silver Linings Playbook. 8.5/10. Good movie to watch with your wife/girlfriend. Funny at parts too.
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:41 AM

The Lincoln Lawyer - 6.5/10

Actually enjoyable. The only thing I knew about the film before going in was that it starred Matthew "six-pack" McConaughey. It was nice to see William H. Macy, Bryan Cranston, John Leguizamo, Ryan Phillippe, Marisa Tomei, and Josh Lucas show up. Although my wife and I predicted the ending, it was still a good watch.
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:11 PM

Skyfall - 6/10

Some great action scenes...but overall pretty meh. And as mentioned, none of the major plot drivers make any sense whatsoever. Someone else said it reminded them of everything they didn't like about Dark Knight Rises - I agree completely.

I'm starting to think that Daniel Craig might be my least favourite Bond. Other than the beginning and ending of Casino Royale, I haven't been thrilled with the movies at all. At least Brosnan, Moore, and Daltan hammed it up and made it fun.

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White Wedding - 7/10

Cute South African movie about a guy trying to get to his own wedding. My wife loved it, and I enjoyed quite a few scenes. Good date movie, as long as you don't mind reading occasional subtitles (about 2/3 of the movie is in English).
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:51 PM

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: 7/10

I just didn't really get into this one much.
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:55 PM

Skyfall - 6.5/10
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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:23 PM

Resident Evil Retribution - 3/10

Worst movie in this already bad series yet. Just...Awful in pretty much every way. As a huge fan of the games, this pains me.
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:55 PM

Wreck it Ralph - 7/10

Pretty standard Disney Movie
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 10:23 PM

Human Centipede 1


I'm not even gonna give it a rating cause obviously it's so well directed and scripted
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:52 PM

Johnny English- 7.5/10

Really enjoy this movie, Rowan Atkinson is awesome.

Shaun of the Dead- 8/10

Another great movie, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are awesome.

Terminator Salvation- 7/10

I actually like this movie, expected a little more but still enjoyed it.
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 02:09 PM

I watched Les Miserables last night, it was ok. Some of the signing was a little corny but what do you expect for a musical. I'd give it a 6.5 - 7 ish.
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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:06 AM

Safety Not Guaranteed - 7/10

If you don't have a lot of time to kill and want to be entertained, Safety Not Guaranteed is the perfect film to watch in a pinch. Less than an hour and a half long, the story follows Aubrey Plaza, an intern who goes to a small town in Washington to track down and write a stroy about a man who placed an ad regarding time travel. I have to say, as much as I cannot stand Aubrey Plaza's same old character, she was actually enjoyable and not the same character she plays in Parks & Rec/Funny People. Definitely off-beat, this may not be for everyone. But it's a cute, funny, little rom-com.
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Posted 18 March 2013 - 01:27 PM

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf 10/10, loved it! Just as good as the book if not better. Very good film, if you like old movies that is.
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Posted 18 March 2013 - 01:30 PM

I watched Les Miserables last night, it was ok. Some of the signing was a little corny but what do you expect for a musical. I'd give it a 6.5 - 7 ish.


Have you watched the older one (from 1998 or so) with Liam Neeson and Uma Thurman? Much better film IMO. Wasn't a big fan of the new one. The older Anna Karenina from around the same time was also much better IMO than the new one. Simple is better I think. Some directors try to put their own stamp on classics and make them too artsy fartsy.
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Posted 18 March 2013 - 01:43 PM

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark - 4/10

What a disappointment this was. I'm not in the film biznatch, but if I were, I would wait until the very end (or never in this movies case) to reveal what the "monsters" looked like. Not only do you see them quickly into the film, but they don't look entirely frightening, even to a child.

Points for the film go towards Guy Pearce. He was recently in Lockout, which was also forgettable, but only watchable because he was in it. He wasn't particularly strong here, but it was nice to see him. Also, as much as people don't like Katie Holmes, she did a fine job. Didn't seem out of place at all, to be honest. As for the child actress, she was good too. In all, the acting was fine, but the stript wasn't terrific and the "monsters" were not scary at all.
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Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:06 AM

Brick - 9.5/10

After several weeks of watching nothing but Star Trek TNG and Star Trek Enterprise on Netflix, my wife and I have been going on a movie rampage. All I have to say about Brick is, "Wow." The best description I can give of Brick is that it is like a private investigator story, set in modern day with high schoolers. After watching all of Rian Johnson's films, I can say in all honesty that Brick is the best one. I'm not going to give anything anyway, as it would be a shame for you to not watch a film that I would now put in my top 10 films of all time. Shame on me for thinking that Joseph Gordon-Levitts first good performance was in The Lookout. Brick is a superb film with absolutely fantastic writing. A must see.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 06:56 PM

Silver Linings Playbook - 8/10
Warm Bodies - 7.5/10
The Ruins - 7/10
Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels - 9.5/10
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Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:16 PM

Jack Reacher 7/10
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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:16 AM

Red Dawn - 8/10
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 02:58 AM

Wreck-it Ralph 8.5/10- As a gamer, loved the video game references but also the subtle advertisements.
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