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#2641 BuddhaKeks

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:42 PM

View PostIllein, on 27 January 2013 - 06:01 PM, said:

Seems to me you simply have a different understanding of what type-casting is, than the rest of the world.

Arnold Schwarzenegger was type-cast for action movies in the 80s and 90s for his extraordinary physique - that is exactly what happens to Christoph Waltz right now for his on-screen presence.

Schwarzenegger eventually broke the mould with Twins - now, I am looking very much forward to see Mr. Waltz do the same - playing something that isn't HIM - because I'd like to judge him for his craft and not for his personality off-screen. Just saying that so far, I haven't really gotten the opportunity yet - wish he'd play a really run-down bum with foul teeth and a dull expression of speech and STILL completely still the show.

That'd be something I'd not expect from him. While pretty much every movie coming up will have a bit of a déjà-vu feeling, seeing him in. Heard he plays Michail Gorbatschow in an upcoming movie - curious how that'll work out, though I fear I know it already. ;)

Don't get me wrong, I am with you on that he's a phenomenal actor, I just think he's being sold short by Hollywood. Though I guess he won't complain, looking at his award-shelf ;)

Well as I said, he has quite some range, it's just that Hollywood knows him as Hans Landa and he won an Oscar with that, so they want more Hans Landa. Bloodnudovsky however was no Landa, he wasn't cunnung enough to be that. Now you could either attribute that to bad writing, or that they did not try to make one and they did cast Waltz only after the role was set.
And Schultz sharing traits with Landa is the product of the character being written with Waltz in mind. So again, the reason why they share traits, is that those are both traits of the actor. And Waltz obviously enjoys playing such characters, otherwise he wouldn't do it. I sometimes think he picks those roles on purpose, because he enjoys playing the wicked cultured bad guy. On the other hand, in one interview he said, that he picks stories he wants to play in. If the story is interesting, he will do a movie, not because of the character he is going to play.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:58 PM

Taken 2 at the dollar theater last week. 4/5. Taken 1 was one of my favorite movies of 2008, was really excited for this one. And while it lacked the depth and darkness of 1, it was a very enjoyable shoot em up, despite some really stupid things. Mainly, the super hot Maggie Grace throwing grenades randomly so Liam could find out where he was

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:35 AM

As anyone seen "Cloud Atlas" and can he share his toughts about this movie?

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:56 PM

View PostFenice_86, on 29 January 2013 - 10:35 AM, said:

As anyone seen "Cloud Atlas" and can he share his toughts about this movie?

Personally I thought it had too many subplots and was hard to keep up with...I didn't read the book though.  Actually subplot isn't the term I'm looking for...it had like 7 or 8 plots going on...they were all equal I guess but didn't wrap up into a big conclusion at the end like I was hoping.  Wouldn't recommend, but maybe I just wasn't in the best mind when I saw it.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:46 PM

View PostFenice_86, on 29 January 2013 - 10:35 AM, said:

As anyone seen "Cloud Atlas" and can he share his toughts about this movie?

It was by far the best movie of 2012. It's no Hollywood move though and it definitely doesn't pretend to be one. It explores racism, sexism, cloning and how one defines "human." It asks deep philosophical questions that most likely will have to be answered in this century. It doesn't really have a climax nor an act1/act2/act3 setup. You'll be following 6 plot-lines plus a 7th one stretching across the 6. It can be fairly difficult to keep all the story-lines straight at times so I would recommend being fresh when watching it. Also has a few NSFW scenes.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:35 PM

The Devils Double(2011)
+ At least big parts of the movie is based on TRUE story,
+ Charismatic Saddams son. Ok the real Saddams sons voice in this movie was not so good but I really like
his style though to much alcohol drinking.
+Some nude content
+ Raw violence. torture , This is how it was!
+ Lol his style with women. Best part that is based on true story.
+ 80ies music some of the tunes sounded good. Also ok/good arabic music background sometimes.
Neutral: The main female actor was pretty enough but not a real beauty in my taste.
Negative: Well something missing not real classic.... don't expect to see porn class nudity.
My vote: 8.75/10 very good almost classic!!!

Note this movie has more to do with the Saddams eldest sons criminal life then War. There are brief glimpses of war but the main theme is not war in this movie. I don't say his actions were ok. However I admired the power and I can understand him. If I would have no conciousness(but yes I have that) then maybe I would act so cruel. However life is brief and if you don't live a little then it is wasted in my book.... this is of course excess living,,, but neither do you have to be perfect in morals. Finally my team leader boss at work is from Iraq. He is 40+ years and he has told me that life in Iraq was much better in the 80ies then nowadays, For one thing less corruption existed because people were really afraid of Saddam or his eldest son. One reason I rate the movie so high is that much is based on true events and it was really different then most movies I have seen.

Edited by Stargate, 02 February 2013 - 09:51 PM.


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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:06 PM

View PostStargate, on 02 February 2013 - 09:35 PM, said:

The Devils Double(2011)
+ At least big parts of the movie is based on TRUE story,
+ Charismatic Saddams son. Ok the real Saddams sons voice in this movie was not so good but I really like
his style though to much alcohol drinking.
+Some nude content
+ Raw violence. torture , This is how it was!
+ Lol his style with women. Best part that is based on true story.
+ 80ies music some of the tunes sounded good. Also ok/good arabic music background sometimes.
Neutral: The main female actor was pretty enough but not a real beauty in my taste.
Negative: Well something missing not real classic.... don't expect to see porn class nudity.
My vote: 8.75/10 very good almost classic!!!

Note this movie has more to do with the Saddams eldest sons criminal life then War. There are brief glimpses of war but the main theme is not war in this movie. I don't say his actions were ok. However I admired the power and I can understand him. If I would have no conciousness(but yes I have that) then maybe I would act so cruel. However life is brief and if you don't live a little then it is wasted in my book.... this is of course excess living,,, but neither do you have to be perfect in morals. Finally my team leader boss at work is from Iraq. He is 40+ years and he has told me that life in Iraq was much better in the 80ies then nowadays, For one thing less corruption existed because people were really afraid of Saddam or his eldest son. One reason I rate the movie so high is that much is based on true events and it was really different then most movies I have seen.

Little bit of trivia as you mentioned "Charismatic Saddams son. Ok the real Saddams sons voice in this movie was not so good but I really like his style though to much alcohol drinking.":

Both of them are one and the same actor ;)

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:56 PM

View PostIllein, on 02 February 2013 - 10:06 PM, said:

Little bit of trivia as you mentioned "Charismatic Saddams son. Ok the real Saddams sons voice in this movie was not so good but I really like his style though to much alcohol drinking.":

Both of them are one and the same actor ;)
Aha ok, but even if I am 100 % heterosexual can't we agree that the double looked slightly more handsome? Part because when he played Saddams son he drooled and drank much alcohol. Also his teeth sometimes cool but other times look like an odd rabbit when played real Saddams son. I never said the actor was bad and he was good. At the end of day he did what the Director wanted and I really don't know how drunk or wasted Saddams son was in the real life in parties.

Edited by Stargate, 02 February 2013 - 11:07 PM.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:40 PM

Gangster Squad- 4/10 -  cheesy as  hell, absolutely no effort in the writing, all the focus went on getting a star cast and making flashy scenes.
Silver Linings Playbook - 7/10-  generally good acting, funny but didnt find the plot too original. find there's a great deal of effort in the characters but not the overall story. don't really get the hype with the awards but its a fun watch.

Django -8.5/10- screams tarantino all around, it has its brilliant and beatiful scenes, amazing acting (di caprio outshines them all), and then the tarantino violence to brings it all toghether. unfortuantely im not sure if the link i saw it off was cut or not but i found a couple of flashbacks to be cut in oddly, ill have to watch it again to make sure.
the scene with Franco Nero was absolutely epic, and unfortunately i think few people new who he really was
the musical score was genious too

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:00 AM

Equilibrium(2002)
+ Good Actors.
+ Good effects.
+ Excellent order of church and faith in Fasist future. Very cool SCIFI future.
+ Good Action
+ Drama
+ Good music
+ Passion
- Well can not call very realistic fights.  Martial arts training can help but still a bit over the top exaggerated fights.
My vote; 9/10 a classic movie!

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:33 AM

A Good Day to Die Hard: 7/10

So I got to the theater and for the first time it was filled with people. I usually go see movies at times when not so many people are able to, like during the week, but now a friend didn't have much time so we had to go on a saturday evening. That ment we got sit in the 3rd row pressed to the wall. And even worse, before we got in there was a lady running around with a bottle of perfume, offering to us that we could smell like Bruce Willis. I said "No, thanks." but I thought: "B*tch, if I wanted to smell like Bruce Willis, I would drive to Bruce Willis' house and steal Bruce Willis' clothes and wear them!" For real, who wants to smell like Bruce Willis?! >_>
Anyway, I try to not let my frustration over the circumstances influence my review, to be honest, the movie was entertaining enough, that I almost forgot that I had lay in my seat, while twisting my had around in the most awkward way possible. The movie is everything you would expect, a standart action fest, but with some great car chases,human vs helicopter fights (does McClane have to take out a chopper in every film now?) and kick-*ss one liners. And yet, the story seemed lacking, in comparison to the older ones, especially Die Hard 3. The villian is not even remotely as memorable as the Gruber brothers, though a bit better than Mr. Computor-Hacka, Timothy Olyphant. The biggest addition to the series is Jack McClane though and he does make a good job. Not great, but good. And I liked the father-son dynamic, while it's nothing compared to Willis and Samuel L. Jackson, it's still better than Willis/Justin Long (notice a pattern here?).
If you want something fresh and new, story and characterwise you wont get it here, if you look for some fun and entertaining action, the film got plenty of that.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:58 PM

Let me begin with this statement. I usually dislike very much most Comedies! Sure you can have a bit fun/comedy in an Action movie, but if the main theme is comedy then come on something else  for me! I sure like eyecandy though.

Cheerleader Camp(2010)
+ First minute the intro perfect! Relaxing ok/good music and halfnude females!
+ Full female nudity though those scenes are very rare!
+ The mysterious beaver or is it a squirrel lol!
+ The new recruits to the team.
+ Some good laughs. Comedy.... "Nooo" lol! I really laughed though not often
+ ok main male actor and beautiful females
+ fairly ok music
- The pervert maintance man. I know he was supposed to be funny but he was more disgusting.
- boring
- mediocre acting.
My vote: 6.5/10 ok/good movie.

This is NOT a porno movie! It has no real sex scenes really... and it is rated as Comedy on IMDB. That said many feminists vote this movie down I know since it has so much female nudity.

Now if I wanna see real good Comedy with some fun nude content then this:
Porky's (1982)
+ Oh god this is good comedy! I laughed so much I was nearly going to choke! That is very rare and I dislike most comedies!
+ Beautiful females
+ Full female nudity
+ Very fun sex scene and the female is beautiful. Exaggerated sex scene but fun
Neutral
Ok actors though not my favorites. Also neutral this is a movies from early 80 ies, but is based on 1954 America when sex and nudity was more tabu then today.
- sometimes boring and the latter half of the movie is MUCH better!
- fake age actors... all of them are not so young as the role they play.
My vote: 7.5/10 good/very good movie.

I have seen Porky's 2 and 3 but those movies I rate as 4/10 and don't recommend to anyone. Only this first one is really good. Lol I guess it is me I like HORROR and ACTION movies. These kind of comedies are ok though. Old TV series Buffy the Vampire series has also comedy that make me smile and it has no nudity.

Edited by Stargate, 18 February 2013 - 12:40 AM.


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:52 PM

Little Birds - 7.5/10 - found it to be an enjoyably movie, reviews were off setting  considering it a very crude drama about a suicidal teen and her friend, but juno temple's acting really brought it toghether for me.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:09 AM

Well I decided to make an experiment. Romance is a category that I really do not like though little bit romance like in the movie Avatar(2009) or The Vampire Diaries TV series can be ok. I have heard many times mentioned American Pie, but refused to see it before since it was rated Comedy/Romance.

American Pie(1999)
+ Some fun scenes
+ Fairly interesting
+ ok actors
+ female halfnudity
+ real teens and not some fake age actors at least most of them
+ lol some fun with drinks and food in this movie
Neutral: The music is ok, but not my favorite.
- boring
- this movie has no plot whatsoever except teenagers trying to get laid.
My vote: 6.5/10 ok/good movie.

Well I did not regret seeing it, but I think I'll stay out of Romance/Comedy movies category. What I don't get why is this movie rated so extremely fun comedy? Ok it has a few good laughs yes, but it does not feel special to me.

Edited by Stargate, 19 February 2013 - 01:21 AM.


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:30 AM

The Darkest Hour - 7/10 Sci-fi. Interesting movie, yet the story was lacking. It was a fairly short movie, which I think could've been longer and more in dept. The ending was as lame as I expected it to be. Though the tension was good, the movie fell apart towards the end.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:14 PM

The secret world of Arietty - 9/10 Love studio Ghibli movies. :D

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:33 PM

Monsterwolf(2010)
+ Horror! Yes this is scary if you think the excellent movie Ginger Snaps(2000) is scary then there is scare for YOU! First encounter with the Beast was not that scary felt more like stupid slaughter. That said the following first scenes
the movie has some scary moments. It is also ok actors you can feel their terror!
At this point of the movie it felt really good you can wonder what is the motive bloodlust or Evil or what?
+ While mediocre budget at best sometimes the Big Bad Wolf looked very scary!
Enough wolflike and not like some ape with hair.
+ Beautiful main female actor... at the beginning she plays the big city lawyer type hard to like but during the movie her real character becomes more apparent.
+ Brutal GROWL! However not very hardcore, but absolutely not softcore.
Neutral:
The story well yeah it is what it is. Anyway yes this movie has a story and a little bit mystery...not bad acting, but don't expect to see star performance in this movie
- low budget TV movie
- at times not the best directing. However maybe the chaotic camera work was also meant to increase scare effect.
- A few cliche comments... When do you sleep? Answer: I never sleep... yeah right talk about playing macho bad ass lol. The failure was I did not like this macho actor at all. Could not care less if he would die in the movie.
My vote: 7.5/10 good/very good movie.

Please remember I like horror movies and Werewolf movies or stories that are more or less similar to Werewolf stories belong to my top favorite movies! I rate Ginger Snaps(2000) as 9/10 classic movie! The problem with Monsterwolf movie it has no really good actors and low budget movie. Best actors and at least ok were the bad company boss and the main female actor in this MonsterWolf TV 2010 movie.

Edited by Stargate, 22 February 2013 - 12:10 AM.


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:06 PM

So Cloud Atlas was finally released over here in the UK. It is a dam good movie.
It's deserving of it's 15 certificate (only those 15 and older can see it).
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I think it will win this years Oscar for best make up effects as you have multiple actors playing many different roles and some even play opposite gender.
There are 6 stories all intermingled into a 7th over arching story plot.
Spoiler
8/10

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:07 AM

Looper(2012)
+ Good acting by Bruce Willis and Jeff Daniels
+ Some good Action
+ halfnudity female scene
Neutral:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt I neither like him or dislike him. Totally neutral to this actor
- The plot. Twisted time travel repetitive.
- boring.. repeat repeat repeat
My vote: 6.0/10 ok movie

The Avengers (2012)
+ Action
- Robert Downey Jr. sigh I am really beginning to hate this actor. I don't wish him to die but I will avoid future movies with this actor.
- yet another superhero scifi movie and this one sucks.
My vote: 4/10 below average!

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 07:34 PM

The Barrens(2012)
+ Horror well more or less yes
+ Drama
+ Myth
+ Good actors
- Misery...
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My vote: 6/10 ok movie!
Bottom line for those of you who prefer happy comedy movies avoid this movie at all cost. There is no comedy at all and...

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012)
+ Action
+ Vampires and Werewolves
+ less romance then in Part 1 of Breaking Dawn. Much less romance though still romance
+ Cool end battle... well it could had lasted more time but it was certainly very good and interesting.
Neutral: I don't hate the actors in these twilight movies. These movies get unnecessary hate from many males.
- Romance and no nudity
My vote: 7.25/10 good movie!

I have followed now these Twilight movies and it is bad that so many people think they are 10/10 or 1/10. Generally most Twilight movies are ok 6.25/10 entertainment to me. This new one much due to endbattle is maybe the best Twilight movie in my taste.

Edited by Stargate, 23 February 2013 - 07:59 PM.


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:10 PM

Beautiful Creatures 6/10
For people who read the book, and liked it they will be disapointed with the movie.  The acting was good, but they changed several things, which I didn't like.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:42 PM

Le Grand Bleu - 8/10 - Beautiful, it has one of the best endings in my opinion (not the US version as i discovered was made to please audiences aka the happy ending). A deep movie with comedical aspects to lighten the story up. One of those luke besson movies that can't be skipped

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:17 PM

Good Will Hunting. 7/10.

I saw this movie eons ago and remembered it as a great movie experience. I of course still like it, but there're some factors that I just plain forgot about.

First the good:
- Good story. We've heard the fairy tale before about those unrecognised geniuses, but it's nice to see it in American form.
- Wonderful acting. Matt Damon really shines as well, and even though he was the one to write it, I still think that he deserves a lot of credit for it. It's also a wonderful performance Robin Williams delivers.
- Great characters. Alongside the good acting it's nice to see some characters that you can really connect with. Some good oppositions and some good interactions.

Then the not as good:
- It's an old movie now, so I watch it with those kind of glasses, but I still find myself really realizing how old it is. It doesn't have the timelessness that many other movies have. The year it was made is one thing, but if I can watch a black and white movie without realizing that it came out 50 years before I did while watching it, then we have a timeless classic.
- Too goody-goody. The characters say *, Robin Williams grasps Damon's neck, and there's a punch out at the start of it, but that's about it. You don't feel any tension beyond irony and little battles of the mind. You don't see one character look another in the eye and just go "I *ing hate you." I guess a good thing about that is that it's semi-realistic. But I don't watch a movie for its realism. Especially not one about a boy wonder genius. Movies, even social depictions, are supposed to show off some of the less seen sides.

The horrible:
- The music! Oh dear lord, the soundtrack's terrible! I know it's a Robin William's movie, which tend to have that kind of music, but my God, did I cringe whenever it started playing in the background. Danny Elfman, the man who made the music, has also made music for The Simpsons, Nightmare Before Christmas, and such titles, but he really didn't make a good impression on me here.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:41 PM

Real Steel: 7/10

It's Rocky with robots... I mean I like Rocky and I like robots, but it isn't too original. It has a father & son sub-plot which I like, cool robot designs (Noisy Boy looked freaking awesome) and even a fairly decent child actor. But it's rather clichéd and the pacing is a little odd. The father, played by Hugh Jackman is a horrible person in the beginning, even selling his son but 30 minutes later he loves his son and the son loves him. That was a little too quick after he tried to sell him like an object. Well overall it's a quite entertaining twist on the classical Rocky-underdog story.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:57 PM

View PostLord Bazaah, on 01 February 2013 - 08:46 PM, said:

It was by far the best movie of 2012. It's no Hollywood move though and it definitely doesn't pretend to be one. It explores racism, sexism, cloning and how one defines "human." It asks deep philosophical questions that most likely will have to be answered in this century. It doesn't really have a climax nor an act1/act2/act3 setup. You'll be following 6 plot-lines plus a 7th one stretching across the 6. It can be fairly difficult to keep all the story-lines straight at times so I would recommend being fresh when watching it. Also has a few NSFW scenes.

It is however unnecessarily long. It plays a lot with the visuals but often for no reason, in fact during scenes where a close-up of the characters would be more inappropriate. Some of the dialogue seems out of character and you can easily lose patience with parts of the plot because of the time skips and the long periods of time between what happens so when you see one scene referenced again you go "oh, yeah, right," not to mention the less than realistic physics often applied in it. Also, Hollywood has often made some movies that weren't "hollywood."

It's still a good movie though. What really stunned me wasn't so much the visuals (although beautiful), nor the script (although original and intriguing), but the actors' performances. Playing several different people in several different times and with several different personalities, I often found myself surprised saying "is that Tom Hanks!?" and "is that Hugo Weaving!?" and so on.

View PostIllein, on 22 November 2012 - 01:52 PM, said:

Surprised - the Wachovski brothers (or..siblings now I guess) count among my most favourite directors (Matrix, V for Vendetta anyone?).

And it looks soooo promising...grrr...will have to watch it, despite the bad review to make sure I didn't miss out on something, lol.

Don't worry, it's a fine movie. Not the greatest, but fine. You just have to know what you're diving into :)

Also, the Wachowski brothers haven't directed a lot. They're directing this one and they directed the Matrix. V for Vendetta they wrote the screenplay for, but it was directed by a director named James McTeigue, who is mediocre at best (I'd say he's directly bad, but having directed this masterpiece of a movie he gets + 10 points from me).

Anyways, the Wachowskis aren't really that great. They're great as writers, of course, but their directing isn't very good. Don't get me wrong, Matrix was one of the finest movies ever made (though only the first one imo), but I wouldn't give them too much credit for that. Hell, they were even heavily inspired by other works like the anime movie Ghost in the Shell to the point of almost stealing (both regarding the directing and the plot. Btw, this is one hell of a recommendable movie as well).

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 06:02 PM

Wreck-It Ralph: 9/10

I heard so many things about this movie, some praised it, others hated it. So I wasn't sure what to expect when I watched it. Now I definitly belong to the first category of people. I honestly don't know what people expected that they could be disappionted by this animated master piece. And this comes from someone who is not the biggest fan on animated movies, in fact there are only a few I really like but Wreck-It Ralph could be hands down the best (at least I can't think of a better one right now).
Why is it so good? The story, the characters, the humor, the visual design, the pacing, the emotional investment, the cameos and references, everything just works. I wish the movie could have shown even more different games, settings and cameos, but hey, that's what sequels are for.
Overall it's a great movie, though I actually think it works better for people that are 20+ than for kids, since most references to old school games could be lost on the younger generation.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:54 AM

Mulberry Street(2006)
+ Horror yes a bit though it felt more like slightly disgusting and tragedy
+ Fairly attractive females
+ Some sexual heat or at least slight flirting
+ Thriller
Neutral: The ending... neither bad or good ending for my taste and quite ironic ending.
- the actors feel mediocre at best. On the other hand this is supposed to happen to ordinary and quite poor people. There are no people with nice clothes etc. These are people who live in poor environment of the city. Maybe the rich got evacuated or whatever...
- While there is a male boxer and an army veteran female this is not an Action movie. There are some fights, but not much and more like desperate fighting.
- No female nudity despite slightly flirting and sexual heat...
- Misery, death, sadness
My vote: 7/10 good movie!
  
Interesting movie! How realistic that is well hmm judge for yourself. Semi realistic at least the base idea.

Edited by Stargate, 05 March 2013 - 01:17 AM.


#2668 lotusindigo

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:12 AM

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

8/10

I really liked it. I really loved LOTR, however. I did think The Hobbit was a bit on the slow side in the beginning, but that I can forgive. They're making a trilogy out of 1 book as opposed to a trilogy out of 3 books, so they have the time to go more into detail.

#2669 Stovokor X

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:40 PM

Rated either for high entertainment value to pass time or just awesome filmaking

Looper  8.5 /10

- Original
- Sci-fi story with good acting

Cloud Atlas 7.5 /10
- Interesting storyline.
- Should have paid for better editor at some points but def worth a watch
  

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World 6/10
- Watchable but lack of depth overall

Silver Linings Playbook 8 /10
- Great acting from actress.
- Story is engaging

Django Unchained 8/10
- High entertainment value and well paced.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 7/10
- Has some moments & sets up well for other installments but weaker compared to LoTR
  

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2  3/10
- Convoluted tripe. Could have been done in far fewer movies.

Les Misérables 6/10
- Not as moving if watched earlier versions or read book. I expected much better acting. Seemed forced.

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#2670 lazykoala

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:31 AM

Zero Dark Thirty - boring as hell for the entire movie except the last 20 minutes during the raid on the camp when it was pure awesome. Then again I just like action so maybe I'm a little biased, but still a snoozefest throughout.




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