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Old 10th Aug 2011, 6:54 PM DefaultRate Your Most Recently Watched Movie #1
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A simple sort of recommendation/heads-up thread on up and coming titles (or old titles or whatever) so people may have a better idea of what might be good to check out.

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[Movie name] - [In Cinemas/New DVD/Old] - [Genre]
[Rating between 0 and 10]
-[Personal comment in less than 15 words. Try not to spoil.]

I'm going first:

Crazy, Stupid, Love - In Cinemas - Romance/Comedy/Drama/Family
8.5/10
-RomComs don't get ANY better than this, even for non-fans. Go see it, people.

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Old 10th Aug 2011, 7:06 PM #2
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Haunting in Connecticut-Old-ish (Watched it on Netflix) -Horror/Thriller
-8/10
-Watched it twice. Wasn't expecting much. Pleasantly surprised.

I'm dying to see Crazy,Stupid,Love. Seriously. Four of my favorite actors/actresses in one movie.
Old 10th Aug 2011, 7:34 PM #3
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I'm having a hard time remembering what the last movie I watched was. I guess I'll rate the last movie I remember watching that I wasn't re-watching.

Fright Night - Old - Horror
-9/10
-My rating of this movie is highly subjective. It contained a lot of elements that I very much enjoy, but that others may not feel as strongly about and, beyond those elements, it's pretty much just a cheesy 80's vampire flick. Nothing wrong with cheesy 80's movies, but don't go in expecting a work of art. It's very light compared to modern horror, with a little nudity and a little blood, but really not much gore factor. The main "horror" element is that it contains a supernatural creature, a vampire.
Old 10th Aug 2011, 7:42 PM #4
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Gypsy -- the '62 version, not the '93 one. (In an amusing coincidence, my mother and myself were born in respectively '62 and '93) - Old - Musical
4/10
-Severe pacing issues and actors who can't sing, but are otherwise decent, and the best montage evar in the form of Natalie Wood singing "Let Me Entertain You" several times while coyly disrobing. Also the song lyric "Hold your hats and hallelujah, mama's gonna show it to ya."

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Old 10th Aug 2011, 9:01 PM #5
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Super 8 - New - SciFi? (there's no sci)
4/10
Actually, I'm being generous with the 4 - it was pretty bad. Includes all the clichés - dead mother, evil government operatives, kids smarter than adults, etc, etc which would be fine if the script wasn't so godawful. Don't want to say more in case someone who wants to see it, hasn't seen it yet. Sorry for more than 15 words.
Old 11th Aug 2011, 6:30 AM #6
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Quote:
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Super 8 - New - SciFi? (there's no sci)
I think they call that speculative fiction.
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4/10
Actually, I'm being generous with the 4 - it was pretty bad. Includes all the clichés - dead mother, evil government operatives, kids smarter than adults, etc, etc which would be fine if the script wasn't so godawful. Don't want to say more in case someone who wants to see it, hasn't seen it yet. Sorry for more than 15 words.

Really? I thought if just the ending had been different
it would have been brilliant. The kids are rather stupid actually, but they do act a little out of character and consequently "too smart" in the end -- which, again, could've been fixed fairly easily.
I was really into the Cloverfield-esque theme in the first half of the movie, and combined with the added aspects of coming of age and also the seventies, because 70s American cars rock, I think it could've been pretty damn good.

Then again, I do tend to focus a lot on "what could've been" in a movie. I figure if a it managed to give me those ideas and thus made me consider the implications had things taken place the way I wanted them, it can't be that bad.

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Old 11th Aug 2011, 11:20 AM #7
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Dancer in the Dark - DVD - Drama/Musical

7/10

I generally don't like musicals (Sweeney Todd being the exception) but I really love this movie! It's an interesting/bizarre take on traditional musicals and the music is fantastic. I would've given it 10, but it's just too painful to watch, hehe.

Bjork gave an amazing performance (really stunning) and I'm surprised she didn't even get an oscar nomination. But I guess the academy favor traditional mainstream films.
Old 11th Aug 2011, 12:15 PM #8
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Bridesmaids

8/10

It was entertaining at most parts and a little dry at some. Overall a pretty funny movie with some surprisingly good performances.
Old 11th Aug 2011, 3:04 PM #9
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Really?

'Really' I thought it was an exercise in idiocy, but to say why, I'd have to go into the many plot contrivances in more detail. Are we critiquing the critiques now?
Old 11th Aug 2011, 3:16 PM #10
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Quote:
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Quote:
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Really?

'Really' I thought it was an exercise in idiocy, but to say why, I'd have to go into the many plot contrivances in more detail. Are we critiquing the critiques now?

It was certainly not my intention to come off as hostile towards your opinion. It may have been a poorly placed "really" -- it was meant as "that is surprising to me; tell me more", a usage similar to an exchange along the lines of:
"Paul made out with a goat last night, but that's not the worst part! I heard he managed to involve egg rolls somehow!"
"Did he really?!"

If anything, I was hoping to start a discussion, not to critique your critique. However, I apologise for any perceived enmity.

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Old 11th Aug 2011, 6:04 PM #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by unalisaa
It was certainly not my intention to come off as hostile towards your opinion. It may have been a poorly placed "really" -- it was meant as "that is surprising to me; tell me more", a usage similar to an exchange along the lines of:
"Paul made out with a goat last night, but that's not the worst part! I heard he managed to involve egg rolls somehow!"
"Did he really?!"

If anything, I was hoping to start a discussion, not to critique your critique. However, I apologise for any perceived enmity.

I wasn't mad - 2 people could write 2 very different reviews of the same movie. (and Super 8 does have 82% on Rotten Tomatoes for whatever that's worth - which is partly what motivated me to see it.)
Old 2nd Nov 2011, 9:27 AM #12
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Puss in Boots - In Cinemas - Family/ Comedy
6
-I'm a cat person, I love how puss in boots look like. but the overall story is a boo! you can sleep in the cinema, but the comedy is good. you can also learn a lesson from it. I just love watching cats.
Old 2nd Nov 2011, 1:43 PM #13
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Evil Dead 3: Army of Darkness.

It's... Interesting? No, you have to watch it before you can understand.
Old 2nd Nov 2011, 2:53 PM #14
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Night of the Living Dead - Old - Horror
8
Good pacing. Good character interaction. Not enough character development, but the zombie explanations are entertaining.
Old 2nd Nov 2011, 4:12 PM #15
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Super - (2010) - Action/Comedy/Drama 8/10
I cared a lot about the protagonist. The concept of a "normal guy" superhero is portrayed realistically.


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Old 4th Nov 2011, 12:35 AM #16
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Yes or No - Old DVD, from like 04 or something - Romance

10/10

I've seen this movie about 50 times. It's the romance movie my girlfriend and I really connect ourselves with because it's about an Asian lesbian couple and the characters really fit who we are. A girl who dresses, acts and lives her life as a boy who loves to cook and garden (me) who moves into a new dorm with a girly girl that likes fish (her). We're obsessed with Asian/Asian culture and we're a lesbian couple, so we both love it. There is also NO PORN scenes, or anything CLOSE to porn scenes though. But it's fine, because it's very fluffy and romantic without overdoing it.

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Old 4th Nov 2011, 1:39 AM #17
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The Strangers (Old, I guess)

5/10

I had the movie spoiled for me so I already knew what was going to happen. Because of that I didn't find it scary at all.
Old 9th Dec 2011, 3:19 AM #18
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Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll - DVD - 2010

7/10

A biopic about Ian Dury and, for a biopic, it was pretty good. Surreal at times like real life. They didn't try to sugarcoat anything.
Old 10th Dec 2011, 6:10 PM #19
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Breaking Dawn
1/10

Honestly, the only part worth watching was the "werewolf" fight scene. I liked the effects.
Old 10th Dec 2011, 10:09 PM #20
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Deathproof

8/10

it was beast. not a great story but it had style and never took itself seriously so high marks from me haha
Old 11th Dec 2011, 4:54 AM #21
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Tucker & Dale vs. Evil.

5/10

I thought it would be super funny as in evil-dead kind of funny. But it was only kind of mildly amusing.
Old 11th Dec 2011, 5:44 PM #22
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I.O.U.S.A. - 2008 - Documentary

8/10

A non-partisan look at the issues involved in the U.S.'s chronic fiscal irresponsibility. It specifically focuses on the tax vs. spending imbalance. Does a good job at presenting the problems in an accessible, but not condescending manner, though it's a little light on solutions.
Old 12th Dec 2011, 2:16 PM #23
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The Real Dirt on Farmer John - DVD - Documentary (2006)

I enjoyed this autobiographical film about one man's life journey beginning with his childhood on a farm in northern Illinois in the 1950s, and includes his having to deal with being 'different' amongst narrow-minded neighbors.

9/10
Old 12th Dec 2011, 2:58 PM #24
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Inception (2010)- Sci-Fi/Action/Heist

9/10

The characters could certainly use more background story and development...
Old 15th Dec 2011, 5:31 AM #25
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Night of the Living Dead - Old - Horror

The sixties or the nineties version (just curious)?

Sita Sings the Blues-not sure of the age, but it says it was uploaded in May of this year- mythology/humor/drama/musical
8/10

The various forms of animation (and how they mix them) throughout the film are all fantastic, I really love the music (all around), and it really was innovative of them to use old Annette Hanshaw songs to serve as Sita's "voice" for most of the film. Most definitely a must if you're a big animation fan. The only real problems seem to that Nina seems to be trying to draw parallels between her life and Sita's which were either severely over-emphasized, or never there in the first place.
There's also this musical/animated scene about an hour in (you'll know when you come to it), which I personally love, and got that it was supposed to represent what Nina was feeling/going through at the time (and maybe it was meant to tie into what was about to happen to Sita as well), but I could easily see how others could consider it more of a Big-Lipped Alligator Moment, it may just be a matter of taste.

Sorry for the long "review," but there's just a lot to say about the film, whether you find yourself loving or hating it.
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