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Lilo And Stitch.

Funny and cute kids movie.
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Her.

This movie was very weird and surprisingly thought-provoking.
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Maleficent

I liked Jolie in the role, but everyone else's character was a nitwit, not that I was expecting much beyond fairy tale logic. The old animated movie is a favorite of mine.

Now let's see Cinderella from the stepmother's point of view!
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Serpico

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I like this in that it has two things I really like--gritty footage of NYC in the "bad old days" and Al Pacino when he would actually act instead of just chew scenery.

I saw this when it was first broadcast on network TV and from what I remember it had a profound effect on me.
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We're The Millers. It was ok.
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Séamas wrote: Serpico

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I like this in that it has two things I really like--gritty footage of NYC in the "bad old days" and Al Pacino when he would actually act instead of just chew scenery.

I saw this when it was first broadcast on network TV and from what I remember it had a profound effect on me.


a fab flick

i also highly recommend "fort apache the bronx" for a similar quasi-apocalpypse vibe

another is "wolfen," a peculiar semi-horror flick that was shot as they were tearing down most of the south bronx

all this assumes you've already seen "the warriors"
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300: something-or-other of empire

not bad, but a pretty weak outing in comparison with the previous one

the guy they chose as the lead was just not up to it, i'm afraid (among other flaws) ... but overall it was mostly yap-yap while the original was bold, amazing visuals

as i understand it a lot of the creative team left it to work on the superman movie
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men in tights?
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and cgi abs
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TOS wrote:
Séamas wrote: Serpico

:up:
I like this in that it has two things I really like--gritty footage of NYC in the "bad old days" and Al Pacino when he would actually act instead of just chew scenery.

I saw this when it was first broadcast on network TV and from what I remember it had a profound effect on me.


a fab flick

i also highly recommend "fort apache the bronx" for a similar quasi-apocalpypse vibe

another is "wolfen," a peculiar semi-horror flick that was shot as they were tearing down most of the south bronx

all this assumes you've already seen "the warriors"


Yep.

Also Taking of Pelham 123 and of course, the French Connection.
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For the record, I am not one of those who will pipe up talking about how much I miss the NYC of those years.
I am convinced that 90% of the people who say that are clueless or trying to put on an air of cool.

I love the footage of the scenery, but the late '60s-mid 1980s NYC was pretty nasty.
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indeed

i think the appeal of those movies is that they represent a brief window in which filmmakers made a stab at showing things as they were, rather than an idealized imaginary version
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I still mist up a bit seeing the NY skyline in the intro to Working Girl.
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I loved Wolfen and Fort Apache. They're how I always think of NYC. After Hours, too.
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i watched fort apache last night, on my own reccomendation

good call, self
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Teeth. This was the second time i've seen it. Bad acting, but it's pretty humorous. :)
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The girl who leapt through time

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This Is Not a Movie. (not to be confused with the Iranian documentary This Is Not A Film)

As a pretentious experiment, It's occasionally interesting, but mostly bad mainly due the insipid shallowness of the central character. The Slash soundtrack is good and fortunately bears little resemblance to GNR.

This reviewer sums it up pretty good:"Still, This Is Not a Movie illustrates my pretentious movie theorem: an intellectually ambitious failure is more interesting than an unpretentious failure"
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Son of Batman

Direct to DVD adaptation of the story where Talia Al Ghul drops a surprise kid into Batman's lap after her father Raas is killed. Having been raised by the League of Asassins, Batman tries to set his son Damian straight. I haven't read the comics with Damian, so I can't go into nitpickin' nerd mode.

It's one of DC's better animated movies. Others have a problem with being well animated with a simple plot, but have violence and language I found out of place and inappropriate. I'm sure they're trying to break the mold of superheroes for kids, but you can have it appeal to both like in Batman: Mask of the Phantasm.
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Despicable Me, the sequel, and Old Dogs were all watched recently. All were good.
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I saw Frozen on over the weekend.

It was at an outdoor fundraiser along the river (on the Grounds of a German-catholic society--so HB was on tap!).
Because of the crowd and getting there late, I wasn't able to follow the story--but once the "Let it Go" part started, EVERY girl between 4 and 18 was singing along--which I though was kind of cute.
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Frozen is soooooooooo overrated.
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justine wrote: Frozen is soooooooooo overrated.


It's not bad, especially for a Disney film. In fact, it's probably one of the very few Disney animated features where the female protagonist manages to overcome the scumbag villain without "finding a man". I was impressed, even if it was by accident...

So the problem isn't that it's not a good film, it is, it's just that it has been massively overhyped. It's sort of like the first time your puppy asks to go outside to crap. That, by itself, is a good thing, but nothing to write home about - except for the fact that it's the first time he hasn't crapped on your rug.
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radarman wrote:
justine wrote: Frozen is soooooooooo overrated.


It's not bad, especially for a Disney film. In fact, it's probably one of the very few Disney animated features where the female protagonist manages to overcome the scumbag villain without "finding a man". I was impressed, even if it was by accident...

So the problem isn't that it's not a good film, it is, it's just that it has been massively overhyped. It's sort of like the first time your puppy asks to go outside to crap. That, by itself, is a good thing, but nothing to write home about - except for the fact that it's the first time he hasn't crapped on your rug.

See, i don't get all the hype. Kids, and most adults, seem to love it, though.
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justine wrote:
radarman wrote:
justine wrote: Frozen is soooooooooo overrated.


It's not bad, especially for a Disney film. In fact, it's probably one of the very few Disney animated features where the female protagonist manages to overcome the scumbag villain without "finding a man". I was impressed, even if it was by accident...

So the problem isn't that it's not a good film, it is, it's just that it has been massively overhyped. It's sort of like the first time your puppy asks to go outside to crap. That, by itself, is a good thing, but nothing to write home about - except for the fact that it's the first time he hasn't crapped on your rug.

See, i don't get all the hype. Kids, and most adults, seem to love it, though.


Still talking about Frozen? people, just... LET IT GO, LET IT GOOOOO, don't talk about anymore...

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justine wrote:
radarman wrote:
justine wrote: Frozen is soooooooooo overrated.


It's not bad, especially for a Disney film. In fact, it's probably one of the very few Disney animated features where the female protagonist manages to overcome the scumbag villain without "finding a man". I was impressed, even if it was by accident...

So the problem isn't that it's not a good film, it is, it's just that it has been massively overhyped. It's sort of like the first time your puppy asks to go outside to crap. That, by itself, is a good thing, but nothing to write home about - except for the fact that it's the first time he hasn't crapped on your rug.

See, i don't get all the hype. Kids, and most adults, seem to love it, though.


s'alright.

I think it came out at the right time - we hadn't had any massive OMGSOAWESOMEGASM pop culture things happen lately.
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watchmen -- the ultimate yadda yadda yadda version with the animated bits thrown in

always liked the movie, thought it did a pretty good job of representing the original graphic novel

but damn if there isn't just something missing, some quality, i dunno

the woman in it was pretty hopeless, maybe that was it, or maybe it was just hiring so many unknown actors?
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I've been meaning to watch Watchmen again.
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a million ways to die in the west

standard seth mcfarlane fare ... an endless parade of completely obvious jokes with one or two halfhearted chuckles thrown in

it was mildly amusing to see characters in a wild west movie talking like modern americans, but overall it was a snoozefest
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edge of tomorrow

it was great
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Very good. :up:
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Watching True Lies right now, since i found it flipping channels, but i may watch Catching Fire since Matts post reminded me i haven't seen it yet.
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Just finished Catching Fire. I liked it, but i liked The Hunger Games better, and i'm expecting a lot from Mockingjay.
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The Grand Budapest Hotel. Liked it much better than Wes Anderson's last film.
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TOS wrote: watchmen -- the ultimate yadda yadda yadda version with the animated bits thrown in

always liked the movie, thought it did a pretty good job of representing the original graphic novel

but damn if there isn't just something missing, some quality, i dunno

the woman in it was pretty hopeless, maybe that was it, or maybe it was just hiring so many unknown actors?


Malin Akerman.

When the film premiered, she took, as her guest, her father.

WTF. Did she totally forget the low gravity naked stick fiddling scene she was in? How awkward would that have been??

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BTW they didn't hire all unknown actors for Watchmen.

Carla Gugino
Matt Frewer
Malin Akerman
Jackie Earl Haley
Billy Crudup

and lastly, but definitely not least

Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
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...who? :p
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dv wrote: ...who? :p

:p :lol:
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Sanctum, followed by Inception.

As an aside, Inception still gives me hope that Intersteller will not only not suck, but might actually be good.
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