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Postby Xard » Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:12 pm

View Original PostMerridian wrote:By the way, I'm in process of writing comprehensive KnK review for Forced Perspective :)


and it'll be shit, I bet! :w00t:

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Postby Reichu » Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:15 pm

Saw Fargo and Poltergeist a couple of nights ago.
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Postby Merridian » Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:28 pm

View Original PostXard wrote:and it'll be shit, I bet! :w00t:
Well yeah, that goes without saying. Everything I post to Forced Perspective is shit. I'm going through with it anyway because rewatching it over last two weeks has brought it into better focus, enough that writing something of a brief commentary on it is possible.

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Postby NemZ » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:25 pm

Watched The Hurt Locker today. Seen it before, but still an above-average war film.
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Postby Eva Yojimbo » Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:09 pm

View Original PostTrajan wrote:Land Without Bread.

Adding this to the "Bunuel films I like" list.
I've yet to see it, mainly because it's not easily obtainable on DVD...

View Original PostNemZ wrote:Watched The Hurt Locker today. Seen it before, but still a below-average war film.
Fixed.
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Postby child of Lilith » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:52 pm

Went and saw The Adjustment Bureau. It was really good.
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Postby schismatics » Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:59 pm

View Original Postchild of Lilith wrote:Went and saw The Adjustment Bureau. It was really good.


Really? I was kinda skeptical 'bout that one.

Watched I Am Legend for the first since it was in theaters. Despite the poopy ending and the weird looking vampires, I still really liked it. Well I really liked the first hour. As soon as the woman came into the picture (can't remember her name) I started to lose interest.

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Postby NemZ » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:32 pm

Also watched The Fighter. Great acting in that one.
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Postby child of Lilith » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:16 am

View Original Postschismatics wrote:Really? I was kinda skeptical 'bout that one.
You should give it a look. It wasn't the best movie I've ever seen or anything, but it was fun and I have no regrets about having gone to see it.
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Postby Eva Yojimbo » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:18 am

View Original PostNemZ wrote:Also watched The Fighter. Great acting in that one.
I just saw that. Review coming tomorrow, most likely. I pretty much agree about the acting, but overall it was a pretty cliche boxing film.
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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:50 am

Nice short from the "almost director" of live action AKIRA.

http://vimeo.com/21216091

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Postby Oz » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:40 am

View Original PostGendo'sPapa wrote:Nice short from the "almost director" of live action AKIRA.

http://vimeo.com/21216091

Great idea somewhat wasted with shoddy characters.
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Postby Fazmotron » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:40 am

View Original PostGendo'sPapa wrote:Nice short from the "almost director" of live action AKIRA.

http://vimeo.com/21216091

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Creepy, but the whole "robot servant goes crazy and kills people" has been done to death. And the logic wasn't really there either, the robot's fail-safes against harming people can be over-ridden by a kid having a rant and turning it off and on again, boring.
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Postby Twin Drive Sigma Aquarion » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:43 pm

For A Few Dollars More. Another fantastic western and on par with the other two members of the dollars trilogy.
As expected from TDSA.

Why? It is the only one of the four that was good because unlike the first three it was actually enjoyable.

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Postby Oz » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:01 pm

Takashi Ishii's Black Angel 2: A revenge action film with its own distinct flavor that I would like to call brutal melancholy. Ishii's direction is fascinating, but doesn't quite hold it together in certain scenes. The cinematography is brilliant and I'm genuinely surprised that despite the weak characterization the drama was quite convincing.
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Postby toe mash » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:14 pm

View Original PostTwin Drive Sigma Aquarion wrote:Why? It is the only one of the four that was good because unlike the first three it was actually enjoyable.

I'm sure you loved the refrigerator scene...

Watched The Wrestler

I thought it was really good, and I heard a lot about Rourke's performance and it was definitely great. He was very convincing and I hope that whoever won that years oscar instead of him was amazing.

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Postby Twin Drive Sigma Aquarion » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:31 pm

I'm sure you loved the refrigerator scene...

I didn't care for it. What I didn't like was the way bullet ants were portrayed. If they were siafu I'd buy it, but bullet ants? No, not how they attack. Besides, why bring down a whole movie based on one scene?

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Postby toe mash » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:09 pm

View Original PostTwin Drive Sigma Aquarion wrote:Besides, why bring down a whole movie based on one scene?

I was just joking, it might be the most hated scene in the movie so it would've been funny if you said you thought it was great or something :)

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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:28 pm

View Original PostTwin Drive Sigma Aquarion wrote:Besides, why bring down a whole movie based on one scene?

It's what that one scene does to the rest of the movie. Think about it. The man survives a nuke by hiding in a fridge and manages to not break every bone in his body when the fridge hits the ground. This man is friggin' Superman if you ask me! And yet we're supposed to be concerned about this guy's health every time he gets punched in the face? If he can survive a nuke and being spiked onto the ground inside a fridge like a football then I really don't feel an adrenaline rush when the same character is merely punched in the face by a bunch of Soviets. I don't care how close to the cliff the car comes. If Jones can survive a nuked fridge, then he can survive a car falling off the cliff. I don't care how many ants are around Jones, if he can survive his atoms being split inside the nuked fridge, then he can survive some ants picking on him.

As you can see because of the "logic" of that one nuked fridge scene, the same "logic" can be placed in other areas of the same movie, making it difficult for the action to be as amazing as it should have been.

Though, for what its worth, I did enjoy parts of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. It's still is the worse of the Jones Tetralogy, though. ("Tetralogy" is the actual term for a series of four movies, TDSA.) I agree with TDSA that the ant scene was poorly done, though probably for different reasons. If it were one of the original films, you would have actually seen the ants tear flesh from bone. And the end death scene that is supposed to be trademark to every Indiana Jones movie was an epic fail, both within terms of special effects quality and basic concept.

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Postby Trajan » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:56 pm

The Bourne Identity.

Re-watching the Bourne Trilogy with my girlfriend because she hasn't seen them and has been complaining that I've been watching too much "artsy shit" which she doesn't like. Anyways, this one is mostly just a run of the mill spy thriller but the second two were great if I remember correctly.
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