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Old 12/24/2008   #16
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Miller's Crossing. It was pretty awesome. I lol'd how (SPOILER) he went through all that drama and scheming just for the sake of a $500 debt.
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“If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.” -Thomas Pynchon
“All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.” -Adam Smith
“Why throw money at problems? That's what money is for. Should the nation's wealth be redistributed? It has been and continues to be redistributed to a few people in a manner strikingly unhelpful.” -Kurt Vonnegut
“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” -John Steinbeck
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“In all history, there is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare.” -Sun Tzu
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Old 12/24/2008   #17
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The Day the Earth Stood Still. I enjoyed it, it was fun and all, but the environmental message was unnecessary and clearly slapped on to make a remake "current."

Before that was Quantum of Solace, as usual an action movie of unmatched quality and production value. But it shares the two problems I had with Casino Royale. One is the lack of a "Bond" feel, but I know they're going for this weird (stupid) pseudo-prequel feel.

Two, and more importantly, the camera's constant movement. The later Bourne movies fell into this trap too. I guess the idea is to make things look chaotic, which I suppose it does, but I can't see what's going on! That opening car chase looked like it must've been awesome, had I been able to see it. Bond movies were always great for the amazing choreography in both car chases and hand to hand fights. The "chaotic" camera comes off to me as a cheap way out, it appears like they didn't bother choreographing a full scene. And maybe they did, but I wouldn't know.

Even Advent Children, though the fights did move very fast, the camera did actually show everything that happened. If it moved too fast you could play with the slow-motion feature and see everything that happened. But now that Hollywood cameramen seem to have been stricken with Parkinson's Disease, you could watch it frame-by-frame and still not see much.

/rant. Sorry, just bugs me.
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Old 12/24/2008   #18
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I liked the use of shaky cam in the Bourne movies. You weren't really supposed to know what was going on; half of the point was to disorient you, because the characters were certainly feeling disoriented when it was used. I felt it helped to make the impact of the films more visceral and immediate. That said, I haven't seen QoS yet so I don't know if it suits the purpose of the film as well.
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the bald man cry into the turtle stew, which I do believe my
sister ate. At least, I hope she did.” -Tyrion Lannister
“The management is very bad. In fact, let’s not mince words: The management is terrible!
We’ve had a string of embezzlers, frauds, liars, and lunatics making a string of catastrophic
decisions. This is a plain fact. But who elected them? It was you! You who appointed these
people! You who gave them the power to make your decisions for you! While I’ll admit that
anyone can make a mistake once, to go on making the same lethal errors century after
century seems to me nothing short of deliberate. You have encouraged these malicious
incompetents, who have made your working life a shambles. You have accepted without
question their senseless orders. You have allowed them to fill your workspace with dangerous
and unproven machines. You could have stopped them. All you had to say was, ‘No.’” -V
“If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.” -Thomas Pynchon
“All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.” -Adam Smith
“Why throw money at problems? That's what money is for. Should the nation's wealth be redistributed? It has been and continues to be redistributed to a few people in a manner strikingly unhelpful.” -Kurt Vonnegut
“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” -John Steinbeck
“If you took the most ardent revolutionary, vested him in absolute power, within a year he would be worse than the Tsar himself.” -Mikhail Bakunin
“In all history, there is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare.” -Sun Tzu
“...pero Capitán, obedecer por obedecer, así, sin pensarlo... sólo lo hacen gentes como usted, Capitán.” -Dr Ferreiro, Pan’s Labyrinth
“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is: infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.” -William Blake
“Yeah, you really got my act down good, guys. That'll be great. ‘You know, when I’m done ranting about elite power that rules the planet under a totalitarian government that uses the media in order to keep people stupid, my throat gets parched! That’s why I drink Orange Drink.’” -Bill Hicks








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Old 12/24/2008   #19
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[color=gray][font=comic sans ms]I just watched "Something About Mary" today and it was pretty halarious. One of the funnier movies out there.
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Old 12/24/2008   #20
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Last movie I saw in theatres was that stupid Saw movie. Where are they now, on their 6th or something?

And I want to see TDTESS. I saw the original not too long ago.
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Old 12/25/2008   #21
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''Mamma Mia''... we went with school, but I have to admit that I haven't seen any real movie before that for quite some time.

It was okay, I guess, since it was ABBA. And people were tripping over my school bag, it was hilarious.
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Old 12/27/2008   #22
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Last movie I saw was In Bruges, which was a freakin&#039; great movie.

Ralph Fiennes(Harry Waters)was a rock in that movie. One of the best film characters ever, IMHO.

His line &quot;Don&#039;t be stupid. This is the shootout&quot;, was effing hilarious, because of the face he made.

Guy has RANGE, man. Phenomenal actor.
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Old 01/04/2009   #23
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Star Wars Episode 1 on tv XD
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Old 01/04/2009   #24
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Was supposed to see the spirit the other night but we were sort of drunk and kind of went to the theatre about an hour after they stopped selling tickets. How ever us being drunk we just walked right in , headed to the arcade to kill some time then tried to buy our tickets and got mega embarrased ;_;

Anyway last movie i saw was jumper on hbo, it wasnt the worst movie in the world like the critics made it out to be.
Then again it wasnt the best thing in cinema either. But the point is while watching it i was intrigued and never bored.
I watch movies to have fun , not to be a snob who likes to put 2 thumbs up or down. IT was fun to watch and kind of funny and i think it deserves a higher score then it was rated.
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Old 01/04/2009   #25
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While I haven&#039;t seen Jumper, I agree with what you&#039;re saying. In almost every medium, movies, theater, music (and not so much video games yet, actually, but getting there), critics usually seem to be far more concerned with how witty their remarks can be rather than offering any substantial information about what they&#039;re reviewing.

I&#039;m intrigued by Valkyrie, and was supposed to see it last week but never got around to it. Anyone scene it? It could be good, though I find it funny that the gun in the preview is a British gun from 20 years after WWII
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Old 01/04/2009   #26
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[quote author=ForceStealer link=topic=75.msg5732#msg5732 date=1231055577]
While I haven&#039;t seen Jumper, I agree with what you&#039;re saying. In almost every medium, movies, theater, music (and not so much video games yet, actually, but getting there), critics usually seem to be far more concerned with how witty their remarks can be rather than offering any substantial information about what they&#039;re reviewing.

I&#039;m intrigued by Valkyrie, and was supposed to see it last week but never got around to it. Anyone scene it? It could be good, though I find it funny that the gun in the preview is a British gun from 20 years after WWII
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A few of my mates saw it and said the plot kicked ass and the dialogue was great. They just advised not to go in expecting to see alot of action but other wise is a great movie ^^
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Old 01/04/2009   #27
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Last film I saw was Twilight. Crap really unless you like the books (never read &#039;em and can&#039;t say I&#039;ll be reading them anytime soon.)
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Old 01/04/2009   #28
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The Dark Knight . . . I saw that ages ago. It was a kick-ass movie, beautifully dark landscapes, pretty funny dialogue, and superb acting by Heath Ledger (may he rest in peace ) and Gary Oldman.

When Christian Bale donned the Batsuit for some reason his voice became way too gravelly and low-pitched--he sounded like he&#039;d swallowed sandpaper. I think they were trying to make him sound more sinister and intimidating but I personally found it distracting.

Otherwise than that Maggie Gyllenhaal, Christian Bale, and Eckhardt (can&#039;t remember his first name, lyk srsly) did an amazing job. Definitely was one of the coolest movies for me last year.

Now I just need to see the Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Doubt and I will be goooooood.
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Old 01/04/2009   #29
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When hes batman hes supposed to be fear incarnate.
His main tactic is to scare his enemies and cause them to think irrationally.
Your not going to be scared of someone talking normal.
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Old 01/04/2009   #30
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It was annoying, I must admit. But it&#039;s probably also to do with the secret identity thingy, people&#039;d recognize his voice and whatnot, .
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