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Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:07 pm

I watched Gran Torrino last night and really enjoyed it. I'm going to probably pick it up sometime.
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Postby Brick Side » Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:29 pm

Gran Torino was awesome and hilarious. The best part is when they're teaching the kid how to have a conversation like a man :lol:
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Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:36 am

Brick Side wrote:Gran Torino was awesome and hilarious. The best part is when they're teaching the kid how to have a conversation like a man :lol:


Yep that was great. It was funny my friend thought the movie was going to be about Clint Eastwood going around and shooting Koreans, boy did he have that movie peg wrong. :lol:
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Postby Daimajin » Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:43 am

Tom R VanSlambrouck wrote:
Brick Side wrote:Gran Torino was awesome and hilarious. The best part is when they're teaching the kid how to have a conversation like a man :lol:


Yep that was great. It was funny my friend thought the movie was going to be about Clint Eastwood going around and shooting Koreans, boy did he have that movie peg wrong. :lol:


Wanna check that out soon as well, anything Eastwood is bound to please, at least for me.

Just finished Platoon I try to pop this in once a year, picked up the limited SE steel book version a while back, man such an all star cast, movie chokes me up every time! :cry:
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Postby Brick Side » Thu Jun 11, 2009 2:02 am

Tom R VanSlambrouck wrote:
Brick Side wrote:Gran Torino was awesome and hilarious. The best part is when they're teaching the kid how to have a conversation like a man :lol:


Yep that was great. It was funny my friend thought the movie was going to be about Clint Eastwood going around and shooting Koreans, boy did he have that movie peg wrong. :lol:


I honestly thought that's how it was too based on the previews and commercials. I was pleasantly surprised at how deep the film was after I watched it. Since you live in Michigan, you probably enjoyed it even more.
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Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Thu Jun 11, 2009 2:30 am

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Brick Side wrote:Gran Torino was awesome and hilarious. The best part is when they're teaching the kid how to have a conversation like a man :lol:


Yep that was great. It was funny my friend thought the movie was going to be about Clint Eastwood going around and shooting Koreans, boy did he have that movie peg wrong. :lol:


I honestly thought that's how it was too based on the previews and commercials. I was pleasantly surprised at how deep the film was after I watched it. Since you live in Michigan, you probably enjoyed it even more.


Yeah it was cool it took place in Michigan I think it was a suburb of Detroit that it was supposed to take place in but at the end of the film it looked like the kid was driving in the Northern part of the state.
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Postby jellydonut25 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:32 am

Creepshow - Man, I love this one.
-Father's Day might be the only one that doesn't really work for me, but by the time you get to the end you forget it ever fell flat at all. The one thing about Father's Day that's interesting though is that NONE of the characters are particularly likeable people (except maybe Ed Harris) and ALL of them (including Nathan) totally deserved the horrible deaths they got.
-The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill is one of my favorites, though I'll say that it works DESPITE King's poor acting rather than BECAUSE of it and I think that Romero/King intended it to works BECAUSE of the poor acting...but it's probably the scariest one of them all, as the idea of suffering as badly as Jordy does with nobody around to help gives me the willies
-Something to Tide You Over, well...who woulda EVER thought that Leslie Nielsen could be intimidating and work as a bad guy? but man is he ruthless
-The Crate is my other favorite. Possibly because of my love affair with creature features but I just love this one, I love all of Henry's mental killings of his wife and I just love everything about this.
-They're Creeping Up on You is PERFECT for scaring the bejesus outta people who hate bugs. It can rival ANY bug-flick out there but there's a general lack of story here that makes this one just go for the gross-out and not much more
Plus the comeuppance on the dad at the end is awesome.

I also watched 30 Days of Night - while a neat concept, I thought it was executed pretty poorly...it didn't really FEEL like they'd been cowering and hiding for 30 Days at all...nobody was starving, or tired, or dehydrated, or anything of any sort along those lines. The creepy guy is well done, at first, but I just don't think it was ever really developed well at all they never EXPLAIN or even ATTEMPT to explain WHY the creepy guy did the things that he did and it's not like the movie pushed the limits of time and adding that woulda drawn things out.... Also, Hartnett makes that big speech about how they CHOOSE to live in this town and they can use the COLD to their advantage and then....they NEVER do and it just becomes 'hey, if i was as STRONG as them I could win' - <sigh>. They only ever HINT at WHY stella and eben MAY have disliked each other and been estranged (so in general, NO CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT). I also would have liked some - WOAH can't see anything type of claustrophobic stuff...but sadly, a movie titled 30 Days of NIGHT offers the ability to see EVERYTHING...I could go on, but basically, it was a decent enough watch - good for an 'if it's on and nothing else is' type of day, or with friends or if you're sippin on grampa's cough medicine, but by no means a good movie
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Postby Daimajin » Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:52 am

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Postby Brick Side » Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:03 am

Major League... classic movie :lol:
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Postby jellydonut25 » Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:56 am

Slumdog Millonare - meh...gets points for being fairly original and making me actually like (or dislike) certain characters, but the story didnt do much for me

Kit Kittridge - meh, G-rated movies are trash with stories of the worst type...but that's what happens when you babysit, I suppose

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Postby lhb412 » Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:45 am

A Day at the Races, Room Service, At the Circus, Go West, and The Big Store.
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Postby Brick Side » Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:11 pm

jellydonut25 wrote:Slumdog Millonare - meh...gets points for being fairly original and making me actually like (or dislike) certain characters, but the story didnt do much for me

Kit Kittridge - meh, G-rated movies are trash with stories of the worst type...but that's what happens when you babysit, I suppose

The Dark Knight


Hated Slumdog... thought it was a film about life in the Bombay slums and then it turns into a love story mid-way through. No thanks!

I take it you saw Dark Knight on HBO?
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Postby jellydonut25 » Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:39 pm

Brick Side wrote:
jellydonut25 wrote:Slumdog Millonare - meh...gets points for being fairly original and making me actually like (or dislike) certain characters, but the story didnt do much for me

Kit Kittridge - meh, G-rated movies are trash with stories of the worst type...but that's what happens when you babysit, I suppose

The Dark Knight


Hated Slumdog... thought it was a film about life in the Bombay slums and then it turns into a love story mid-way through. No thanks!

I take it you saw Dark Knight on HBO?

yeah, i was at my parents house, it was on, i got sucked in...it was one of those things too where i noticed it was ON like an hour before i was gonna leave, and i turned it on during the scene where the joker first confronts the mob (right AFTER the 'magic trick' unfortunately), and I kept saying to myself 'im gonna leave right after this, right after this' and i didnt leave until after batman had caught the joker and there was only like 20 minutes left in the movie anyway...
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Postby lhb412 » Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:28 pm

A Night at Casablanca


The last movie from my two Marx Brothers DVD sets. They actually did one more movie, which was supposed to be a solo Harpo movie but Chico and Groucho got roped into supporting roles due to the studio's demands - I suppose I should get it soon to complete my little collection.
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Postby Destroysall » Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:46 pm

Slumdog is alright. Being Indian, I don't think it is the best, I have seen better.

I did see Disney's UP recently, and I have to say, its not that bad at all, I loved it! :)
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Postby lhb412 » Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:54 pm

Oh, I saw Up as well.

Another home-run from Pixar.
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Postby jellydonut25 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:10 am

Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight - listen to your friend billy zane, he's a cool dude...and is he EVER! I love this movie, and have always, ever since i used to love it as an 11 year old kid who liked watching the 'boobie' scenes...just a great creature-feature

Stephen King's Sleepwalkers - wtf? this movie is FREAKY...incest, cat people, soul-sucking, morbid dances with the dead who then turn out to not actually be dead and want to suck your soul...with a bit better budget and a little more time to let the story breathe (say another 20-30 minutes of characterization) this movie woulda been GREAT instead of just pretty good and decently creepy...also, some of the scenes towards the end get a little goofy unfortunately...
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Postby Daimajin » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:15 am

Duel

Spielberg's first entry, it has been since the 80's since I viewed this flick, just picked up the SE DVD of it, popped it in last night & the verdict is, it still holds up and is just as fun to watch, a psychological journey, fear of the unknown film executed well indeed, good score to keep the viewer on the edge of the seat!


I think this is an approach that would have been hard for many to pull off without being completely boring or dull, but old Steven brings it to life with brilliance for sure!
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Postby jellydonut25 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:48 am

The Howling

First time I've watched it in YEARS and I gotta say...while it is quite awesome, I don't get the discussion of 'what is better, the howling or american werewolf in london?' it's CLEARLY American Werewolf...while the howling has some genuine thrills and excellent werewolves, it cant really hold a candle to American Werewolf
though funny watching the howling after becoming aware of Watchmen and seeing the smiley face stickers
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Postby Brick Side » Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:14 am

Gamera vs Gyaos... Took me a week to watch. Kept falling asleep! I liked it though, but I know this is it... the series is going to go down-hill quickly and I will probably be doing one of the following: 1) Skipping through parts or 2) I may quit watching the movies all together. Eiichi was annoying enough, and I know the child actors only get worse...
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Postby kidnicky » Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:41 am

^ Yeah,if you think that's bad...you haven't seen anything yet!
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Postby G2KMaster » Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:47 am

Saw Highlander for the first time in two years. Pure Awesomeness. Though that scene with Kurgan assembling his sword easily brought up memories of another movie which borrowed the scene, VERSUS.
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Postby lhb412 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:12 pm

Let the Right One In

Instant classic.
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Postby Brick Side » Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:21 pm

kidnicky wrote:^ Yeah,if you think that's bad...you haven't seen anything yet!


Lord, I know. I am only excited about seeing the one with the giant knife monster since I recall watching that as a kid.
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Postby Destroysall » Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:43 pm

kidnicky wrote:^ Yeah,if you think that's bad...you haven't seen anything yet!


:lol: I have never seen Rebirth of Mothra 2 because I always fell asleep on it. :lol: Maybe one day
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