Movie Thread

Discussion in 'Movies & TV' started by Puck, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. Puck

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    thought I'd start a thread for movie recommendations
    it'd be best if you've actually seen them

    these movies can be Home DVD titles or movies currently in theaters

    include a smiley if you wish
    if you liked it, try a :thumb:
    if you didn't , try a :shake:
    scary ? try :scared:
    funny ? try :ha:
    etc,......

    thanks for watching

    for info on Box Office Releases and Gross, etc.. go here :
    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/
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  2. Puck

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    My wife and I watched this movie
    we had intended for our 6 year old daughter to watch it with us, we're glad she didn't. There's very little inclusion of the fantastic fantasy realm the trailers lure you with.

    WARNING : this is not a good movie for young kids
    it is very slow to get going
    and just as it starts to get engaging, it crushes you with sadness
    my wife was so upset she almost thre the remote at my TV

    My Suggestion : :shake:

    I wish I had read some reviews first before I watched this
    It had promise, but it ended up being a HUGE disappointment
    this movie would have scarred my child for years

    look at these reviews on Amazon
    I searched the lowest rating first reviews and mostly agreed
    a good conclusion is the reveiw titled "Things I learned From This Movie"
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/cu...reviews.sort_by=+OverallRating&x=11&y=9&s=dvd
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  3. Puck

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    Recommendation : :yes: :ha:

    watched this on Blu-Ray a few days ago
    watched it twice
    loved the pace
    loved the little quirks
    did not like his ringtone
    Dwight Yoakham was great
    Jason Statham was great
    editing was great
    concept was great
    it was a little over-the-top at times, but that may be one of it's strengths as opposed to one of its faults

    http://www.amazon.com/Crank-Blu-ray...0-9543349?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1185065058&sr=1-3
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  4. Puck

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    The Fountain

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    My Recommendation : :geek: :eh?: :thumb:
    when watched : a month ago

    this movie reminded me of Memento in ways
    Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz play varied / mutliple roles and they both played them well

    It was weird at times
    Spectacular at others
    and every once in awhile it just loses you
    but, this movie is Art

    it' not for everyone, but if you like a little esoteric substance in your entertainment ,then you'd probably get into
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  5. Bobo

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    Good thread idea, and just what I need since I just started the Blockbuster Total Access dealie. Taribithia is on my list....I think I'll still give it a go anyway. Gotta cure my curiosity I guess.

    Here's a few I've rented lately.

    Night at the Museum = good
    I guess I'd call this movie "cute". It's a good for all ages comedy. I thought the idea behind the movie was neat, and they pulled it off pretty well. Maybe not something I'd buy on dvd, but a good one night stand.

    Hannibal Rising = very good
    I didn't think the movie about the story of Hannibal Lecture would be like this. Different than I thought, and better than I'd guessed it'd be....and of course, disturbing. If you liked Silence of the Lambs, I think you'll find this one a winner.

    Ghost Rider = so so
    I like Nic Cage and Sam Elliot, and even though I didn't know much of Ghost Rider, I thought it could be a good story. Well, it was a bit of a let down, though this type of movie often can be. Some of the characters and/or acting just sucked, and lots of the action did too. Some of the story was just lame. Maybe worth one watch if you're bored and there's nothing else on.
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  6. Bobo

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    Oh yeah, smilies.....

    :yes: for Night at the Museum....duh

    :thumb: for Hannibal Rising

    :suspect: for Ghost Rider
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  7. Gunny

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    Didn't we have one of these threads awhile ago?
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  8. DCtitan49

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    great movie :yes:

    my 4th favorite all time......

    its confusing so pay attention tho...
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  9. Puck

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    When watched : Just finished it

    My Recommendation : :scared: :eh?: :doh:

    well ....... it has some pretty cool moments .... but apparently, it's nothing really new by horror film standards.
    I don't really watch alot of horror films, because I find them a bit cheesy
    and this one isn't all that much different
    I found it a bit predictable ,especially scriptwise, which at times was pretty darn lousy

    we loved the first half, but by the second half I was almost calling the shots before they happened

    if your horror tastes lie with Saw and the Grudge or the Ring, then this might not do much for you .... if you rarely view horror flicks, then you might enjoy it ...while it lasts

    I like the Pang Brothers approach to film making
    they have a flair for visual composition
    this could have been a much better film, if noone spoke

    FINAL WORD : I didn't find it as bad as Rotten Tomatoes thought
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  10. Puck

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    i did a search .... didn't see it
    there was a "what summer movie you wanna see" thread
    and this is not that

    but thanks for trying to derail it before it even starts

    how bout posting a movie ?
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