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Recent Movie Review Thread

Discussion in 'Pop Culture Board' started by atcmh, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. Crown Royal

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    It’s nice to know that it’s every bit as terrible as it looks. Steampunk was not something that was supposed to span more than two decades, it was already annoying then.
     
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    Preach, glad that movie was shitty. There is nothing appealing or interesting about the steampunk genre. Hey, you know what would be cool? If the world never left the first phase of the Industrial Revolution and the transistor never developed. Actually, no its pretty fucking lame. The only steampunk anything I enjoyed was the Thief PC games, and even then, the setting/world got old after a while.
     
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    It’s the “fashion” that I find especially annoying. The leather trenchcoat w/ goggles & stovepipe hat shit. The women with their borderline tee-hee slutty robot costumes.

    It kind of reminds of of the movie “The Golden Child” where it gives the impression that it’s wildly popular, when in fact everybody hates it.
     
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    No one ever asked for a entire genre of fiction centered around looking like Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins, but for some reason it popped up anyway.
     
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    I was at a ComiCon in Niagara a few years ago, that’s the one time I see it. Dressed up in this Victorian London S&M garb. This rail-thin neckbeard with the greasiest hair I’ve ever seen was lugging around a pipe-outfitted Kasio key-tar. What are you doing, dude? I always thought the point of Cosplay was to pay homage to a character, game,story etc. that you liked. What they were doing pretty much says “Look at this useless ensemble I put together! No....SERIOUSLY look at it. Or, I’ll die.”
     
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    I went in knowing it would be pretty bad, but I had the free time and the money, so I figured I'd see what London on tank treads looked like battling the rolling cities of Europe. After first few minutes, the novelty wears off, and they never do anything other than attack a rolling...hamlet of Bavaria? Then, by the first third of the movie, you will already know every upcoming plot twist so you're just kinda watching dirty steampunk people do random things. Plus a Frankenstein-like subplot, because Stephen Lang needed to play a badass.

    If you want to see a dystopian movie where people are mobile, watch Snowpiercer - it was much better and had a great cast.
     
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    Actually, there was one good part of the movie - the trailer for Alita: Battle Angel.
     
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    This movie should have been good, but it just wasn’t. There wasn’t much to the story or any character development of any kind. I’m not even sure what the point was. It could have been an interesting story of how Dick Cheney grew into the person that eventually causes the second Iraq War but it boils down to his wife telling him to get his shit together. The first half was kind of like that, but then it fell apart. Christian Bale and Steve Carrell were awesome albeit a bit cartoonish, but most of the other characters just missed the mark and Rockwell was barely in it. I don’t know why Tyler Perry gets serious roles when he never pulls it off. The ending was just strange and had nothing to do with Cheney whatsoever and veered toward Trump for some reason. Hollywood will probably jerk itself off and give it some awards, but I’m guessing it’s going to bomb.

    4/10
     
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    Damn, I heard the reviews weren't good I was at least willing to give the premise points because it's not a fucking sequel, prequel, reboot, rehash, of established movie franchises. It's more about the over all execution of the plot than the premise sucking maybe?
     
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    The House That Jack Built

    Get to know a sick mind more than anybody has ever wanted to. Abandon all hope ye who enter here.

    Given the subject matter is a serial killer film directed by Lars Vin Trier, it’s probably going to be a tough pill to swollew. Aaaaaaaaand it is. Matt Dillon is remarkably believable in a real-life way as an exceptionally sick-minded sociopath who murders five dozen people in the Pacific Northwest during the 70’s and 80’s. Like most of Von Trier’s films it’s divided into chapters— Five “incidents”, centering aroung increasingly depraved and nasty murders, and a disarming, symbolism-rampant epilogue that seems to be a different film.

    The film itself is impossible to classify. It has breathless anticipation but little suspense. Truly horrid and disgusting acts done in the guise of a black comedy. It’s not a slasher but a psychological arthouse pseudo-horror that certainly isn’t for all tastes —or the faint of heart— but it’s also a movie to see at least once, as it has rich rewards buried in it. But at other times it will seem like a pointless pindrop escapade.

    This movie caused a mass walkout when screened at Cannes. Dozens of people running for the exits in the middle of being shown. Watch it to find out why. It’s Von Trier’s best film, and probably his least pretentious.

    8/10
     
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    Extraordinarily terrible. The previews didn't look good, but I thought it would be at least mild entertainment.

    It was awful in all of the ways a movie can be awful, without being awful in any of the ways a movie can become funny or campy. I simply have no idea how anyone involved in the project thought the movie was going to be a success.

    It tried to be serious and silly and gory and funny and poignant and absurd all at the same time and failed on every single level. It's a rare action movie that I find no entertainment value in. This is one of those special gems.

    -10 / 10
     
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    It's funny that you bring this movie up. One of the guys who works for me has been pushing us here at the bar to watch it as he has a friend who is in it. I haven't watched it yet, but his buddy is the the drug dealer who, I guess, gets shot on the couch?

    I'll probably watch it, but thanks for the warning.
     
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    The movie was so utterly forgettable that I had to seriously scrape my brain for who that person was, and I only finished watching the movie about 3-4 hours before I posted that. If it's who I think it is, the person is in the movie for about 20 seconds before being shot.
     
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    The Netflix and Hulu Fyre Festival Documentaries

    Fyre Fraud (Hulu)

    I watched this one first. I knew about what happened with Fyre Festival on the periphery and had no idea how big a fuck up it actually was until watching this. My god is Billy McFarland a massive piece of shit. I liked this one because it went deeper into how he came even conceive of such a retarded idea and how someone really starts believing their own hype (that they themselves created). I have no idea how he gained any popularity from an idea like Magnises and all of his ideas just seem like vehicles to promote his bizarre obsession with elitism and celebrity culture, culminating in the Fyre Festival fiasco. This one also gets points because it actually has him in it. I had no idea why he would agree to an interview in a documentary thats shitting on him completely, but then it comes out that he was paid either $125K or $250K, depending on the source. This one seems to focus more on how much of a fuck up McFarland is. Having just finished Bad Blood, he really reminds me of Elizabeth Holmes.

    Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened (Netflix)

    I think I liked this one better. It goes deeper into the breakdown in logistics/planning and how other people involved saw the disaster on the horizon and couldnt stop the train from going off the tracks. Also, how he tried to get his gay event planner to suck a Bahamanian custom officer's dick to skirt an alcohol tax. Plus, I figured Ja Rule was garbage, but hot damn is he a piece of shit in his own right. What utter disregard for other people. He should have been prosecuted too. The downside of this one is that it was produced by Jerry Media, who were some of the key promoters of the event. Something tells me they wouldnt let themselves share any of the blame. Either way, I thought this one was better and had higher production value. Probably because it doesnt involve spending some of the budget to pay McFarland to just sit there and bullshit on camera.

    Fyre Fraud - 6/10

    Fyre - 8/10
     
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    Mads Mikkelsen is in Arctic and Polar at the same time? That's very confusing. I just saw the trailer for Arctic at the theatre last night and thought I had remembered a good review. I thought I was just remembering the name wrong. Makes more sense now.
     
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    Fyre (Netflix)
    I basically agree with Juice. The only thing that I found to be disappointing was how little we heard from attendees of the event. There were a few brief interviews with a couple of them, but that was it. Maybe there was not much else that needed to be said, but I would have liked to have heard more of what it was like actually to be immersed in the clusterfuck. It got a little old and repetitive hearing mostly from some of the people who had various roles in organizing the event, but it was a worthy watch nonetheles.

    7/10
     
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    Velvet Buzzsaw

    Jumbled, disjointed supernatural/slasher horror with no horror and no slasher. Instead, a great cast is mostly wasted serving up as predictable fodder for “cursed art” that murders “greedy” people in non-frightening, unoriginal ways.

    Gylennhal playing a pansexual art critic is excellent, he’s all in as usual. There are some great directorial touches and some of the digs at the superficiality of the art community are great, but far and few. But with barely a likeable person in sight, and a pedestrian story (that’s barely even there) sink a promising film. There are no fun twists, no real suspense and no satisfying answers to the horror here.

    4/10
     
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    The two guys that attended that were interviewEd were NOT part of the class action law suit, I think. So, maybe the attendees who were can't talk about it? I don't think that's been resolved yet, but I'm not sure. One of the guys interviewed sued separately.
     
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    Bohemian Rhapsody

    I finally got a chance to watch this, and I thought it was pretty good. The music was amazing and it was a really good biopic of Freddy's life from the beginning of the band up until the Live Aid show. Rami Malek did an awesome job portraying Freddy. Mike Myers was good. I also liked Aidan Gillen in it, even though all I could think of was how he was going to fuck over the band someway (typecasted from Game of Thrones). Even if you don't like Queen, the last 20 minutes of the movie is fantastic, and made it worth it.

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    Robin Hood

    Even if the final reel of this film was simply the missing footage from “The Lost Horizon”, this movie STILL would suck balls beyond belief.

    Whoever green lighted this monied garbage should be put against a wall and shot. You’d have more fun staring at a blank wall, this movie makes the Russell Crowe garbage version of this story look like Errol Flynn’s

    1/10