Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by jamesblakefan#1, Mar 22, 2010.
prometheus should be good
The Three Stooges
We tried this one after the NY Times reviewer declared it entertaining. Maybe we didn't have enough wine with dinner. Very few laughs, though the scenes with the "Jersey Shore" cast were amusing. Surprising to find Larry David and Jane Lynch in the cast.
Warrior. The fighting scenes were awesome. Definitely a highlight for this year. (I didn't have the chance last year)
Hey I'm doing that too! also loving it!
I liked the book for its message of rebellion and anarchy, plus the action is really good. The movie let me down a bit.
Headhunters > imdb
In the same sort of vein as Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and based on the series of Jo Nesbo books. Nesbo is regarded by some as the next Stieg Larsson and this movie is absolutely fantastic. It has a pretty dark vibe - part thriller, part action film - and is in Norwegian/Swedish with English subtitles.
Cool. I'm the worst when remembering the pot line of long series. It prefer to watch all of them in succession.
Might have to check that out!
Saw that. Quite enjoyed it, esp. with Tea Leoni.
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button. Read the short story 41 yrs ago.
Do. It's one of those thriller/action films which leaves you quite edgy. It's a great story and they translated it well onto the silver screen.
Garden State (2004)
Thomas Vinterberg's "When a Man Comes Home."
The Avengers. One of the best action movies I've seen in a long time.
Cabin in the woods. You will either love it or hate it. I didn't like it much when I got out, but after thinking about it more, I really enjoyed it. It's a weird concept so it's different. Pretty gory. Go watch it.
I can't wait until next week to see it in the US!
Haven't seen something rated so high in a long time.
It's a brilliant B-movie. An intelligently made stupid comedy, with some dark satire to boot.
Actually loled several times.
The woman in black.
Boring Boring- I want my 3.50 back
Horrible Bosses and Moneyball. Both excellent movies.
The Road, pretty interesting movie
^^ Interesting?? ... kind of like a understatement isn't ... very raw movie, very good too.
Chronicle It was okay, interesting idea but in my view they really didn't need to make it a "found footage" genre.
sherlock holmes a game of shadows . Very good. I liked the villain as well. Enjoyed it a lot.
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol . The girl in the team is so hot :/ What I didn't like was that the Indian billionaire is shown as a ****** bag ! I think Hollywood is still living the age of stereotypes and Hollywood thinks the American audience want to see this as well. There is something rotten about this.....
I love that movie. The scene where the father and son sit in the bunker and the father drinks and smokes, enjoying some degree of safety and peace of mind....I cannot forget that scene. I must read the book now !
Two Days in New York
Julie Delpy wrote, directed and stars in (with Chris Rock) this sequel to "Two Days in Paris." Light romantic comedy, a few amusing bits.
Haywire - run of the mill action movie; nothing spectacular. missable.
Tower Heist - not too bad a comedy.
Dream House - good one.
Recently saw The Hunger Games. And all I can say is: finally a movie that lives up to its hype.
If you liked it, I recommend that you check out "Battle Royale". The following description is taken from IMDb: In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.
I think it's a shame that The Hunger Games gets so much hype when it's a blatant copy of a > 10 year old movie - except not as good, in my opinion, now that I've seen it.
Limitless - what an awesome movie. Definately worth to watch.
Saw that new American Pie film. It's dated pretty bad.
I don't get it. Is there an approved list of nationalities that can be portrayed as villains/****** bags in Hollywood movies?
The woman in Black. Boring. man oh man boring.
Same here very underrated film.
BR rocks. I love the school teacher dude. Have you seen part II?
Haven't seen hunger games yet.
Avengers is very good and I am more of an indie/foreign films guy. It is just a well made superhero movie. My only gripe is that Capt America's uniform looks kind of lame, but the battle is very epic and well done.
I would love to see comic movies made visually more creative. I think of 300 and how unique it looked when it came out, and think that type of creativity could be perfect in a comic movie to capture the feel better.
For example if you look at the old avengers comics, the art is done in a way that just makes it perfect.
The book blows the movie away.......some scenes were deleted as it was just too intense. Babies, spits and open fire....whoa.
Avengers was amazing....Joss Whedon does it again! Just wish we had make Hawkeye, plus Cap's uniform is supposed to be lame and corny, just check out the comic - floppy boots and wings on his helmet?????
With Cabin in the Woods and The Avengers Whedon looks to be back on top.
lighten up!!!! Since when have here been a run of Indian D*****bag billionaires in American moves???? Anyway he was just kinda horny......thought he was funny.
Fine independent film about a guy who sets out to debunk the cult of gurus. A comedy that makes you think.
Victorian England, a fairly predictable romantic comedy with Maggie Gyllenhaal and Jonathan Pryce.
The BEST Movie I've ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
X: Night of Vengeance with Viva Bianca (Spartacus}
Finally see The Avengers and John Carter dbl feature tonite on the really big screen- Drive-In $8
I haven't! I've been meaning to, but I always forget.
I have, however, read the manga version of Battle Royale. I didn't think it would be any good, but I actually thought it was brilliant. I really fell in love with some of the characters and although no Shakespeare, I feel it was really well done even though it plays around with some clichés and stereotypes.
God Bless America
An interesting movie. It had a lot of social commentary but in a good way....
I guess in such movies anyone who is not an American has got to be evil. But I should not have complained as it is an American movie and they have to portray everything from their own perspective. And it is just a movie!
However, denying that Hollywood takes stereotypes to the extreme would be wrong. A lot of people make up their mind on the basis of what they watch on TV and movies, hence the stereotypes get reinforced.
Like wearing a Hoodie in Suburbia?
I saw that movie, and IMO, there are quite a bit of differences between the two films.
It's not a film but season two of Game of Thrones has been fantastic so far.
The first series was off the hook. I rewatched the while series over two days while holed up in a hotel during a storm early in the year. >>> epic TV viewing.
Avengers. I love that movie. Gotta see it again in a few days and then wait for the BluRay.
Interesting movie and take on the financial problems.
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