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Old 11-27-13, 12:37 AM
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Oblivion:- A science fiction movie
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The Words
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Nosferatu: Masters of Cinema version - a classic and the BD looks stellar! Worth importing if you're region free.
Old 11-28-13, 12:13 AM
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Collateral - 4/5

A cab driver who dreams of one day owning his own business picks up the fare of his life. He is offered $700 to drive the man to 5 different locations unbeknownst to him that he is an assassin hired to kill 5 witnesses in a drug case. One of Tom Cruise's better performances with tight direction and cinematography (Michael Mann sure knows how to film LA and action scenes). One of the more "intelligent" action films.
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Body Bags-John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper 3.5/5
The Darjeeling Limited- Wes Anderson 4/5
Who's Who-Mike Leigh 3.5/5
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone- Don Scardino 2.5/5
The Ring-Gore Verbinski- 3.5/5
My Son My Son What Have Ye Done- Werner Herzog 4/5
Halloween-John Carpenter 4.5/5
Halloween II-Rick Rosenthal 4/5
Thor: The Dark World-Alan Taylor 3.5/5
Old 11-29-13, 10:46 PM
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Pacific Rim (2013) 2/5

Watching this movie, I was shocked at how much of it was directly stolen from 2002's Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla. Doing a quick Google search, I'm happy to find that I'm not the only one to have noticed. Scenes, characters, dialogue, plot devices, uniform designs, mech weapons... you name it, del Toro stole it. (A whole lot of Independence Day was also appropriated.) Too bad the monster fights aren't nearly as inspired as they are in Toho's movies. Punch, punch, kick, stab, punch, punch, punch, yawn. I know that a lot of my fellow monster movie fans loved Pacific Rim, but aside from Charlie Day's wonderful performance, it did very little for me.


Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) 4/5

Pacific Rim shocked me by being so lame. Star Trek Into Darkness shocked me by being so good. It improves on the 2009 Star Trek in pretty much every way. Based on all the complaints I had heard, I was expecting a lousy fanwank remake of The Wrath of Khan, but it was much more original than anyone's given it credit for. (Aside from a few references and character names, the two movies have nothing in common.) The performances are mostly terrific and the plot manages to pull off the neat trick of commenting on current political issues without getting preachy. Looking at the credits, I'm having a hard time believing who the screenwriters were. They typically aren't capable of writing anywhere near this good. I also find it hard to believe that IMDb is correct when they cite a running time of 132 minutes, because I remember it being very tight and never boring. Good job, screenwriters who usually suck!
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Tom Horn - 2.5/5

A gunslinging former tracker who helped capture Geronimo is hired by a ranchers association in Wyoming to put a stop to the rampant cattle rustling. After a while the association starts receiving bad press because of Horn's brutal but effective methods. They decide to rid themselves of Horn by framing him for the murder of a child. Not even Steve McQueen's larger than life screen presence can save this one which suffers from a weak script and direction.
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Pacific Rim
Star Trek Into Darkness
The Hunt (Mads Mikkleson)
Old 11-30-13, 06:24 PM
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The Hitch-Hiker - 3.5/5

Film noir about two vacationing men on fishing trip to Mexico. Their trip takes a horrific turn when they offer to help a man whose car broke down and he turns out to be a dangerous psychopath wanted by the law. A tense claustrophobic ride.
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Nosferatu - Eureka! Masters of Cinema version
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Night of the Comet...ehh.
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Night of the Comet...ehh.
You shut your whore mouth! It's a cult classic!!!! I like it cuz they shot it in DTLA before half the shit that's here was here. Mid 80's, yo!
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Public Access - 2.5/5

A stranger arrives in a small town that is almost too perfect on the outside. He starts a public access TV show in which he encourages the tows people to call in and discuss what is wrong with their town. Eventually the show becomes successful but our host is up to more than just hearing the dirty little secrets of a small town. Starts off really well but then falls apart at the second half. Early film from the team who brought us The Usual Suspects (Bryan Singer & Christopher McQuarrie).
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Philomena 6/10

Dallas Buyers Club 6/10


Philomena is in the top 3 or 3 films I have seen this year. DBC was great but I didn't feel the anger and happiness and sadness I felt while watching Philomena
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Philomena 6/10

Philomena is in the top 3 or 3 films I have seen this year.
You must not have seen many movies this year if the best movie you're seen is like 2.5/5 stars.
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Cosmopolis - 4.5/5

A 28-year-old multi-billionaire tries to get across town in Manhattan to get his hair cut. Along the way he stumbles into a wide assortment of characters both friendly and hostile. Another excellent film from David Cronenberg that goes back to his earlier style that touches upon themes similar to Crash, Videodrome and eXistenZ.
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You shut your whore mouth! It's a cult classic!!!! I like it cuz they shot it in DTLA before half the shit that's here was here. Mid 80's, yo!
i know its' status and i grew up with it as well. just doesn't hold up well.
Old 12-01-13, 09:41 AM
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Fright Night 2: New Blood (2013)

It's not a sequel to the 2011 remake, and not a remake of the 1988 sequel. New Blood is basically a remake of the 1985 film with a different setting (Romania). Its cheap but looks better than your average direct-to-homevideo production. There are some decent, entertaining moments mixed with partially uneven, sloppy staging disrupting the flow of the plot. 3/5
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Old 12-02-13, 02:24 AM
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Elysium - not as rewatchable as District 9. Loved Sharlto Copley's Kruger!
World War Z - loved this one. Makes me think that hopefully David Wellington's Monster Island can be adapted one day. Soon.
Wolverine - lots of action, but didn't really learn anything new about Logan. Credit scene sets up new X-Men movie quite nicely.
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Lawless- Another Hillcoat-Cave collaboration, with a top-tier cast. LeBouf tries mightily to break away from being typecast. Gorgeously, gorgeously shot (If 35mm is foretold to die, may all digitally shot films look half as good as this), it's so pretty. Sadly, it's full of repugnant people whom I don't like very much, but the rich period detail is fun, and the actors are having a blast. Hardy and Pierce are positively feral, and the film is full of Hillycoat's brutal but artfully shot violence. Short of greatness and perhaps ultimately slight, but it is pretty. Good God, is it pretty though.

The Town That Dreaded Sundown- Basically a feature-length episode of Unsolved Mysteries, like most little exploitation movies, the pleasures are small things that probably were things the filmmakers weren't even aiming for. The Arkansas atmosphere of the 70s looks nice and the almost documentary-like sense of place. And of course that beautiful grain you get on 35mm film, the movie has a nice sense of place. But it's basically just a slasher movie when all is said and done, mostly special because it was unavailable for so long. Decent.

Even the greatest films ever tend to age, whether because of their specific ties to the times in which they were made, their political incorrectness, changing social mores, cultural ideas, endless imitators, or the fact that in the age of endless post-modern pop culture references, almost every film is chopped up and spit out, or any number of factors. And then there's The Maltese Falcon. A glittering, ageless gem, as juicy today as it was 75 years ago. Rich, almost tactile atmosphere, dialogue that Tarantino would borrow from heavily, superb performances, and a surprisingly dark tone, with the ever iconic and brilliant Humphrey Bogart at the center. Even in an age of flippant nihilism and fragmented culture, The Maltese Falcon is as rich and mysterious as ever. The stuff that dreams are made of indeed.
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Pacific Rim
The Conjuring
Old 12-02-13, 11:51 AM
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Watched Mud over the weekend. Well acted but fairly boring. The Kings of Summer was a better "coming of age" flick.
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Santa's Slay - Man, this was WAY more fun than it had any right to be. Pitch black horror comedy starring the buffest Santa ever seen on screen, dismembering and dispatching holiday goers left and right. Starts off with a bang and never lets up.

Elf - I think this is the... 4th, maybe 5th time I've seen this. Never been a big fan of it, but tonight it managed to click with me. So, now I can say I mostly enjoy it.
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Rear Window (1954)

I've seen this maybe half a dozen times before, but I watched it with my sister this time, who had never seen it. She spent the first half of it with her attention drifting back and forth between the movie and her iPhone, only sort of half interested. She liked the dialogue between James Stewart and Grace Kelly but seemed a bit bored.

In the second half, her iPhone was on the coffee table. In the final 15 minutes, her eyes were glued to the screen. She was tired and wanted to go to bed but refused to leave without finishing it. When this happened...



...she gasped like a frightened little schoolgirl.

Awesome.

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