Re: Movie review thread...



  • [quote name='MN5'][quote name='Scorz']Role Models is predictable but funny enough to say "give it a go." Paul Rudd is quite funny, Stiffler is the other main guy and there's some boobies. xzxgood

    7.75/10[/quote]

    That was pretty damn good, saw it in the weekend. Stifflers retort to the young kid getting smart at the start was class, the little blcak kid with the foul mouth was funny and yeah....boobies.[/quote]

    Paul Rudd's ghost story was pretty funny.

    Anyone seen the [i]Hurt Locker[/i] yet?



  • Role Models was funny as. Esp Paul Rudd's character. Liked how he was so mean to everyone.

    Saw Changling, Milk and Let the Right One In on the weekend. They were all really good and I'd recommend them



  • Yeah, it is so a 7.75/10 RT. xzxblum1

    Favourite line is the one that ends with: "...I just hate having dinner with people".



  • I saw [b]"Public Enemies"[/b] yesterday. Pretty good, but I can't say it's any better than the Warren Oates version, which I haven't seen in many years but used to enjoy. I'd rate 7/10, but with some reservations, especially in some of the oddball decisions used for film stock, but that's getting deep into the weeds.

    One thing that caught my eye, like "The Friends of Eddie Coyle" (feat. Bobby Orr cameo), was a clip from the movie "Manhattan Melodrama" (1934) starring Clark Gable, William Powell, Myrna Loy and Mickey Rooney. (The movie was playing Chicago's Biograph theatre just before the FBI iced Dillinger.)

    In the short clip, the Gable and Powell characters are at a hockey game, presumably Madison Square Gardens, but the clip was too short. (Wikipedia informs me that, "Blackie then arranges the murder of Snow in the bathroom of Madison Square Garden in order to protect Jim.")

    I'll have to look for that movie, it might be some of the earliest NHL footage in movies. I can't tell the teams, the clip was too short, but one did look like the Rangers, and the 1933 New York Rangers were the Stanley Cup champions that season (beat the Leafs).



  • Took the kids to Ice Age 3 on the weekend . It was watchable for an adult , maybe about a 6/10 , but the kids loved it .



  • The International is a good flick, just lacked a punchy ending. Might watch it again, had a text message in the middle that took my mind off the story for a bit. 7/10 anyway, so maybe I can find another mark in it...



  • Inkheart - Adventure/fantasy with Brendan Fraser.

    6.5/10 - Fraser reads books/ stories and they come to life (better than Bedtime Stories) but when a character comes to life, someone form the real world gets sucked into the book.

    12 Rounds - Action, John Cena (WWE Entertainment)

    6/10, B-grade action flick, which was just that, action, simple plot, simple acting, but as long as you dont expect it to be an oscar winner, it is fine.



  • [quote name='taniwharugby']Inkheart - Adventure/fantasy with Brendan Fraser.

    6.5/10 - Fraser reads books/ stories and they come to life (better than Bedtime Stories) but when a character comes to life, someone form the real world gets sucked into the book.

    12 Rounds - Action, John Cena (WWE Entertainment)

    6/10, B-grade action flick, which was just that, action, simple plot, simple acting, but as long as you dont expect it to be an oscar winner, it is fine.[/quote]

    Inkheart. Is it any good for a 7yo girl who likes Indiana Jones and Goonies type movies? She likes good stuff not fluff(bed time stories went down like a ton'a'bricks).



  • for a 7 - 13yr old would be perfect I reckon....Bedtime stories was pants!



  • Bruno

    It seemed to me that all Baron-Cohen was trying to do was out do Borat in terms of how vulgar he could get a movie, he certainly did it. If you want a homo erotic cringe fest then this is your go.

    5 out of 10.



  • [quote name='taniwharugby']for a 7 - 13yr old would be perfect I reckon....Bedtime stories was pants![/quote]
    Cheers ...yes bedtime stories was woeful



  • [quote name='red terror']I saw [b]"Public Enemies"[/b] yesterday. Pretty good, but I can't say it's any better than the Warren Oates version, which I haven't seen in many years but used to enjoy. I'd rate 7/10, but with some reservations, especially in some of the oddball decisions used for film stock, but that's getting deep into the weeds.

    One thing that caught my eye, like [b]"The Friends of Eddie Coyle" [/b](feat. Bobby Orr cameo), was a clip from the movie "Manhattan Melodrama" (1934) starring Clark Gable, William Powell, Myrna Loy and Mickey Rooney. (The movie was playing Chicago's Biograph theatre just before the FBI iced Dillinger.)

    In the short clip, the Gable and Powell characters are at a hockey game, presumably Madison Square Gardens, but the clip was too short. (Wikipedia informs me that, "Blackie then arranges the murder of Snow in the bathroom of Madison Square Garden in order to protect Jim.")

    I'll have to look for that movie, it might be some of the earliest NHL footage in movies. I can't tell the teams, the clip was too short, but one did look like the Rangers, and the 1933 New York Rangers were the Stanley Cup champions that season (beat the Leafs).[/quote]

    Did you watch the recent Criterion reissue of [i]The Friends of Eddie Coyle[/i], RT? Probably the best thing I have seen this year.



  • I'm with everyone else on Angels & demons....pants



  • [quote name='Tim']Did you watch the recent Criterion reissue of [i]The Friends of Eddie Coyle[/i], RT? Probably the best thing I have seen this year.[/quote]

    Yes, was excellent. I hadn't seen the movie in many, many years. They showed it on TCM recently, and I went and rented the Criterion disc to see it again.



  • Saw Bruno last night and thought it was funny. I laughed through the whole movie but it isn't as good as Borat.



  • Decided to watch a few oldies this weekend. 12 Angry Men and The french connection movies. Angry men is a classic (see also its remake very tidy too) The french connection series is massive love both movies. Gene Hackman as Popeye Doyle is awesome.



  • Watchmen; given some mixed views of it on here, was not sure what to expect, and TBH, after watching am still no better off, 5/10.

    Watched Transformers, I enjoyed it, 7.9/10.



  • Burn After REading.

    Not a bad movie, strange plot, interesting characters. Brad Pitt makes the movie playing this gym geek & is absolutely hilarious. The final scene is pretty funny too. Certainly not a comedy all the way through though.

    6/10.



  • Won tickets to the latest Horror, something to hell, to Hell is back or something like that but i hate horrors and will be giving them away.

    Anyone seen it and care to give a scary out of ten rating??



  • [quote name='MajorRage']Burn After REading.

    Not a bad movie, strange plot, interesting characters. Brad Pitt makes the movie playing this gym geek & is absolutely hilarious. The final scene is pretty funny too. Certainly not a comedy all the way through though.

    6/10.[/quote]

    Interesting story but hardly funny at all, I barely recall laughing - bit of a let down when you rent out a "comedy" to watch on a rainy day. Would reccomend only there wasn't something else exciting to do, like knitting or folding clothes...



  • Made by the Coen brothers should be a clue that's it's going to be a bit odd. I was just stoked to see David Rache pulling out his SledgeHammer act again, brilliant actor



  • [quote name='Hooroo']Won tickets to the latest Horror, something to hell, to Hell is back or something like that but i hate horrors and will be giving them away.

    Anyone seen it and care to give a scary out of ten rating??[/quote]

    Drag me to hell? Mate absolutely fantastic! Its old school scary. None of the teen scream BS. Sam Raimi the director of evil dead and SPIDER-MAN made this one.
    I'd say scary rating 9 out of 10.



  • [quote name='Razbra'][quote name='Hooroo']Won tickets to the latest Horror, something to hell, to Hell is back or something like that but i hate horrors and will be giving them away.

    Anyone seen it and care to give a scary out of ten rating??[/quote]

    Drag me to hell? Mate absolutely fantastic! Its old school scary. None of the teen scream BS. Sam Raimi the director of evil dead and SPIDER-MAN made this one.
    I'd say scary rating 9 out of 10.[/quote]

    yeah that's the one! 9/10 for scary!! Well that seals it. I definitely WON'T be seeing it!

    I hate frights and all that gory stuff!

    BGB!!!!

    [size=7]Big Girls Blouse[/size]



  • [quote name='Hooroo'][quote name='Razbra'][quote name='Hooroo']Won tickets to the latest Horror, something to hell, to Hell is back or something like that but i hate horrors and will be giving them away.

    Anyone seen it and care to give a scary out of ten rating??[/quote]

    Drag me to hell? Mate absolutely fantastic! Its old school scary. None of the teen scream BS. Sam Raimi the director of evil dead and SPIDER-MAN made this one.
    I'd say scary rating 9 out of 10.[/quote]

    yeah that's the one! 9/10 for scary!! Well that seals it. I definitely WON'T be seeing it!

    I hate frights and all that gory stuff!

    BGB!!!!

    [size=7]Big Girls Blouse[/size][/quote]

    Its not hugely gory. It isn't the sadistic type violence you get in "Saw" and "Hostel". Its just scary more than anything.



  • [quote name='Hooroo'][quote name='Razbra'][quote name='Hooroo']Won tickets to the latest Horror, something to hell, to Hell is back or something like that but i hate horrors and will be giving them away.

    Anyone seen it and care to give a scary out of ten rating??[/quote]

    Drag me to hell? Mate absolutely fantastic! Its old school scary. None of the teen scream BS. Sam Raimi the director of evil dead and SPIDER-MAN made this one.
    I'd say scary rating 9 out of 10.[/quote]

    yeah that's the one! 9/10 for scary!! Well that seals it. I definitely WON'T be seeing it!

    I hate frights and all that gory stuff!

    BGB!!!!

    [size=7]Big Girls Blouse[/size][/quote]

    I'm with you Hooroo.

    The five scariest movies I ever saw were Hell House , the first Freddie Kruger movie, The Omen,the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Others. I have refused to watch a scary as in spooky/gory movie ever since The Others. I used to go to the Sunday night movies in Levin in the 70's when you would get a spooky double header such as Dracula and then a Frankenstein movie but never got spooked until Hell House and that did my head in fully. xzxshok



  • Watched Transformers last night!!!

    It was ace!!! Loved it easily as much as the first one.



  • "Chinatown" for the umpteenth time. Stunning, timeless movie. A true great - script, acting, plot & cinematography outstanding

    "Flightplan" with Jodie Foster - good, enjoyable film. Quite tense in places

    Concur on Angels and Demons - utter shite.

    Watching Soderburgh's "The Limey" tomorrow nite



  • Saw 21 not that long ago - one about a math's whizz who via his college professor earn's stacks of cash counting cards at blackjack - quite interesting...



  • Knowing - despite Nicholas Cage and a kak ending [spoiler:cjyxh2uz]the whole Alien deal, not to mention when you first realise there is something out of this world supernatural about them[/spoiler:cjyxh2uz] I quite liked it, a few genuine tingly moments.

    7.5/10



  • [quote name='JP']Saw 21 not that long ago - one about a math's whizz who via his college professor earn's stacks of cash counting cards at blackjack - quite interesting...[/quote]
    if you haven't read it, try the book(s), they're infinitely better than the film. They're written by Ben Mezrich and are excellent, first one's Breaking Vegas, the second is Bringing Down the House (or the other way around).



  • [quote name='Victor Meldrew']"Chinatown" for the umpteenth time. Stunning, timeless movie. A true great - script, acting, plot & cinematography outstanding

    "Flightplan" with Jodie Foster - good, enjoyable film. Quite tense in places

    Concur on Angels and Demons - utter shite.

    Watching Soderburgh's "The Limey" tomorrow nite[/quote]

    Absolutely agree on Chinatown - truly excellent. Has Jack ever been better? Also probably Faye Dunaway's finest hour.

    I hope you enjoy The Limey too Vick. It didn't get much of a release in the UK but I quite liked it - mind you I rate Terence Stamp - shame he's been so quiet over the years.



  • The Limey was very entertaining. Tell them I'M coming.



  • [quote name='Razbra'][quote name='Hooroo']Won tickets to the latest Horror, something to hell, to Hell is back or something like that but i hate horrors and will be giving them away.

    Anyone seen it and care to give a scary out of ten rating??[/quote]

    Drag me to hell? Mate absolutely fantastic! Its old school scary. None of the teen scream BS. Sam Raimi the director of evil dead and SPIDER-MAN made this one.
    I'd say scary rating 9 out of 10.[/quote]

    Saw it opening night. I enjoyed it, but didn't find it scary. I'm a mark for Raimi however. I think I may have rated it 7/10. But until you posted that, I actually forgot that I'd seen it.



  • [quote name='red terror'][quote name='Razbra'][quote name='Hooroo']Won tickets to the latest Horror, something to hell, to Hell is back or something like that but i hate horrors and will be giving them away.

    Anyone seen it and care to give a scary out of ten rating??[/quote]

    Drag me to hell? Mate absolutely fantastic! Its old school scary. None of the teen scream BS. Sam Raimi the director of evil dead and SPIDER-MAN made this one.
    I'd say scary rating 9 out of 10.[/quote]

    Saw it opening night. I enjoyed it, but didn't find it scary. I'm a mark for Raimi however. I think I may have rated it 7/10. But until you posted that, I actually forgot that I'd seen it.[/quote]

    Perhaps I scare more easily. I am just surprised that you in a round about way agree with me on something.



  • [img]http://www.timeoutsydney.com.au/film/newsinterviews/large-mongol31.jpg[/img]

    FYI, following up on an earlier posting for [b][color=#FF0000]Mongol[/color][/b], which I highly recommend to anybody who loves the epic battle LOTR/Braveheart/Gladiator-style movies, and I was led to believe was the first part of a trilogy:

    [quote]"Originally, 'Mongol' was the first part of a projected trilogy. However after the difficulty making this film, director Sergei Bodrov decided not to make the sequels. Several months after shooting wrapped however, he changed his mind again and decided to conflate his scripts for parts 2 and 3 into one script, and just do the one sequel, entitled 'The Great Khan', it is scheduled to be released in 2010." (From the IMDb trivia section.)[/quote]

    [url]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0416044/[/url]



  • [quote name='JP'][b]Saw 21[/b] not that long ago - one about a math's whizz who via his college professor earn's stacks of cash counting cards at blackjack - quite interesting...[/quote]

    After Saw 3 they just got silly.

    I watched "In the Name of the King" a while ago.

    Truly the worst film ever. Amazing in its shitness.



  • xzxsarcastic

    Ah, good to see you back Fuller.

    Skite: I went to grad school with one of the guys 21 based on.

    EDIT: But didn't learn to write a sentence.



  • After seeing "Public Enemies" at the cinema last week, I decided to go retro and watch earlier filmed versions available on DVD the past week. Each one is somewhat imperfect, but each rates at least a 7/10 and deserves a viewing.

    [color=#FF0000]"Dillinger"[/color] (1945) a.k.a. "John Dillinger, Killer," starring Lawrence Tierney in the lead role. Excellent pulp, with several fictitious anecdotes. They have Dillinger's gal Billie Frechette and the "Lady in Red" as being one in the same. Wrong!! Still, very cool gangster visuals, some of the footage from this film was used in Errol Morris "Thin Blue Line" (imo the best documentary feature film of the 1980s).

    [youtube:3tjpo4sj]7df6vmwoz7c[/youtube:3tjpo4sj]

    [color=#FF0000]"Dillinger"[/color] (1973) is an excellent, graphic violent biopic starring Warren Oates in the lead role, and Richard Dreyfuss as "Baby Face" Nelson. This one written & directed by John Milius, the screenwriter of "Apocalypse Now" and "Magnum Force." Some of you may remember Oates from that late 70s Kiwi-flick "Sleeping Dogs," as well was "The Wild Bunch" and other great films from the 60s/70s. Excellent cast also stars Harry Dean Stanton and Ben Johnson.

    [youtube:3tjpo4sj]oX72ZdOJh3o[/youtube:3tjpo4sj]

    [color=#FF0000]"Public Enemies"[/color] (2009) is in current release, and probably won't be available on dvd for several months yet. Directed by Michael Mann, starring Depp as Dillinger and Christian Bale as his FBI manhunter Melvin Purvis. Much more historically accurate than the others, and yet I can't say for certain that it's necessarily a more entertaining pot-boiler, but definitely worth seeing to get a better grasp on the reality underlining the mythos.

    [youtube:3tjpo4sj]Q8xOgO7_eT8[/youtube:3tjpo4sj]

    I'd be remiss if I didn't also mention the immortal pre-film noir [color=#FF0000]"The Petrified Forest"[/color] (1936). An absolute gem of a film, this one doesn't exactly have John Dillinger, but this is the movie that made Humphrey Bogart a star, and his character "Duke Mantee" was based upon Dillinger. Bogie got the role because of his close resemblance, and it was the sort of character that helped define his career in the ganster genre for years to come.

    [youtube:3tjpo4sj]SbRH__KePbQ[/youtube:3tjpo4sj]



  • Did anyone else watch the feature length pilot for Ron Moore's new series, [i]Virtuality[/i]? It was pretty good, and it's a real shame it probably won't go ahead as a series.



  • [quote name='Tim']Did anyone else watch the feature length pilot for Ron Moore's new series, [i]Virtuality[/i]? It was pretty good, and it's a real shame it probably won't go ahead as a series.[/quote]

    I'm half way through it at the moment, it got pretty good reviews from the critics.


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