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Thread: What have you watched lately?

  1. #426
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    Registered: Dec 2007
    Location: Finger paintings of the insane
    I, myself, believe the vast majority of his material is staged. But, that isn't really what is important at the end of the day. The product needs to fulfill one desire: the desire of a comedian to portray outrageously hilarious scenes. I think it does that, but his schtick is starting to show the seams, so to speak.

  2. #427
    Edumacated
    Registered: Oct 2002
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    Quote Originally Posted by Queue View Post
    Which no one asked for
    best get used to it

  3. #428
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    Registered: Mar 2006
    Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
    Quote Originally Posted by gunsmoke View Post
    Anyone remember Meet the Feebles? Peter Jackson's best work, lol. I have been SICK today, and this was my medicine (laughter being the best...and all that).
    Well I do, being that I'm from New Zealand and that he was already 'world famous in NZ' for such films. Personally I think Heavenly Creatures is by far his best film and for his early splattery stuff I prefer Brain Dead/Dead Alive. Meet The Feebles is still good fun though.

  4. #429
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    Registered: Dec 2007
    Location: Finger paintings of the insane
    Heavenly Creatures, eh? I am unfamiliar with that one. Going to have to do some IMDB'ing and Wikipedia'ing on it to find out about it. Most likely, this will all result in me buying a copy off of the internet tonight. DAMN YOU Angel Dust!!! j/k


    Also going to look into Brain Dead/Dead Alive

  5. #430
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    Registered: Jun 2006
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    Quote Originally Posted by Queue View Post
    Which no one asked for. All I said was that I thought I'd give the film a try and that the scene sounded funny.
    Was going to point out that no one asked you for that opinion either, then read the thread title. Fuck.

    You're still being a dick though, of course Cohen is going to lie about staging things to protect his source of income. I had the same issue with the Borat movie, it just seemed way more noticably staged in many parts than his skits on the Ali G show.

  6. #431
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    Quote Originally Posted by Queue View Post
    Which no one asked for.
    No one asked for you to spew your particular brand of suckage all over the forums for the past few months but that hasn't stopped you.

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  8. #433
    PC Gamering Smartey Man
    I <3 consoles and gamepads

    Registered: Aug 2007
    Location: New Zealand
    Stop-Loss - 3/5
    Solid performances (Abbie Cornish was especially delightful) and script overall. But the commentary was delivered with the subtlety of a jackhammer.

    Body of Lies - 3.5/5

    An enjoyable pulpy pseudo-political action thriller than reminded me of such films from the 70's, like The Running Man. Ridley Scott's skill at crafting engaging visuals hasn't diminished with age, it seems. Solid performance from Dicaprio and loved seeing Russell Crowe hamming it up as the CIA analyst with another one of his bad accents, he dominated every scene that he was in.

    Valkyrie - 2/5

    Usual Oscar bait Hollywood clap-trap. Christ, this bored the shit out me, I couldn't wait for it to end. The novelty of seeing Bill Nighy, Eddie Izzard, Kenneth Branagh and Tom Wilkinson playing Nazis wore off fast. At least artistically it was far better than that god awful Superman movie that Brian Singer made.

    How High - 0/5
    This garbage has a cult following, why? It was almost as unfunny as Supertroopers. The latter was painful to sit through, this was just boring.

    Field of Dreams - 4/5
    One of my favourites as child. Good to see that it's as enjoyable ever. I admit to shedding a tear or two during the finale.
    Last edited by EvaUnit02; 17th Nov 2009 at 23:39.

  9. #434
    is Best Pony
    Registered: Nov 2002
    Location: The magical land of Equestria
    Um, Wall-E. My first film from Lovefilm.

    (11/5 stars)

  10. #435
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    Registered: Jun 1999
    Location: Procrastination, Australia
    Quote Originally Posted by Thirith View Post
    To a large extent I felt about Randy roughly the way I feld about Mark Wahlberg's Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights - it's fascinating to watch the two, in that driving-by-a-horrible-car-crash way, but they fully embraced the things that brought them low.
    Interesting comparison. I've not seen the Wrestler yet but critics stress the acting and characterisation, particularly around identity more than plot matters. If you don't buy that you're in trouble. I mean there's a million dramas that are Death of a Salesman in different garb. Sometimes this ruins the show for people.
    I couldn't stand Boogie Nights, myself, and wondered what all the fuss was about. It was well made enough and funny on occasion, but very thin with its biopic pretensions (except when it went on the music career stuff and seemed to go on for hours). For instance, so much was made of Jullianne Moore's character and how she wanted to be everyone's mother and this is great characterisation. Seemed to me that she was in about three scenes, one of which where she explains this motivation in some detail, did a good job acting and that's all they remember about it. If the movie was about her character they might have something. But the reaction to the film seemed... out of all proportion (and favoured by vicariously libertine academics who think a porn biopic is just hilariously naughty and geeks who love Heather Graham /judgementalslurs).
    Anyway felt like having a whine about that.

    I've been looking in to Leverage a bit lately, mostly because it's John Walker's favourite show (yes, that John Walker). Best written thing on TV, he reckons. Importantly, he also doesn't like The Wire. Can't get past the chess scene because of its poor writing. So I figure this Leverage thing must be something to see (or sure as hell better be).
    Conclusion: ...hmmmm.
    It's a comedy caper show, like the centre point on a Venn diagram between The A-Team, Mission Impossible and The Equaliser (RIP) as far as TV goes, with The Sting as its god parent.
    Five improbably skilled crooks with different specialties "hire" themselves out to people in need. The zeitgeisty twist is that they work for the little guy against evil corporations and don't accept any payment, preferring instead to fleece the company along the way. The leader guy, played by Tim Hutton, is an ex insurance investigator whose son died at the hands of corprorate US Health (couldnot)Care(less). (political timing curiosity, a few years back this premise is John Q-style striking a blow for the little guy. Now it's probably amoral liberal/socialist propaganda).
    Anyway, it's funny and the cast is good, but it's light as a feather with a schmaltzy aftertaste to most episodes and soundtrack to match. I guess they do a lot of complex plotting and that's interesting and technically clever but I don't really see why the writing is so fantastic otherwise. Better than a lot of things, sure, but that's not enough.
    The eps do usually feature some great character actor, as the evil corporate bastard of the week, acting up a storm and that's often the highlight. Otherwise, inspires no commitment or passion to watch what so ever.
    There's a sub plot they're kicking off with a rival insurance investigator (Mark Sheppard). A scenery devouring regular badguy might be interesting. But I'm in no hurry.

  11. #436
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    Location: Finland
    Hustle and Flow, for about the 6th or 7th time, last night. A touching story of one pimp's quest to become a gangsta rapper. The scene where they make their first song is just magical. Whoop that trick! Gettum! (sorry about the crap quality, best clip I could find that wasn't in French)

  12. #437
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    Registered: Jan 2002
    Location: Sacramento, CA
    Quote Originally Posted by EvaUnit02 View Post

    Field of Dreams - 4/5
    One of my favourites as child. Good to see that it's as enjoyable ever. I admit to shedding a tear or two during the finale.
    Incidentally, George W. Bush's favorite movie.

  13. #438
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    Registered: Nov 2002
    Location: The magical land of Equestria
    2012, last night. It was all right.

  14. #439
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    Registered: Jan 2000
    Location: sup
    Dexter S4E4

    OMG @ finale


  15. #440
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    Registered: Dec 1999
    Location: Black Squadron
    Harry Brown - Michael Caine is not playing Michael Caine, and he has guns.
    Depressing as hell, but I loved it.

  16. #441
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    Registered: Dec 2007
    Location: Finger paintings of the insane
    Watched Bleach (English dub) Season 1, episodes 1-6. I have seen a few random episodes on [adult swim]'s Saturday night anime block and liked what I saw. I found myself wanting to get the backstory on it so I understood what the in the Hell was going on, though. Good stuff. And I have a LOT of material to get through, which is nice. I hate getting into a show, only to discover it was only a 2 season run like what we have next...

    Also finished up 'Big O' (both seasons). This is, IMHO, how Mecha anime should be done. Not a hundred characters/mechs. Not a silly bunch of kids piloting billion dollar machines. Not 'save the world every episode' bullshit.\

    But simply excellent development of both characters and story, as well as making the characters EXTREMELY polarizing. I either loved them or hated them, but either way I wanted to know more about them and see what else they had up their respective sleeves. All in all, a very thought-provoking, if depressing, plot/story. Like the PC games Manhunt and Deus Ex, the conclusion doesn't consist of the traditional 'Happily Ever After' cop-out. The protagonist, and society as a whole for that matter, don't really 'win'. Yes, there is a conclusion, but the saga of Paradigm City and its inhabitants is only just starting again. Makes me wonder what Roger Smith is going to encounter in the years to come following the reboot/reset event. Will he continue to play a central, pivotal role? Will he, and Paradigm City's residents just be stuck in a 'loop' dommed to repeat the same scenario again? And possibly again and again, for that matter. Who knows. Considering the nature of the show, I think it is fitting that they left the future of the world they presented untold. The entire show has been mysterious, why stop now!

    Up next: Event Horizon. I have heard dethtoll talk about it (though I cannot recall if he liked it or not) for far too long now. Having Aliens and whatnot as inspiration is enough to pique MY interest. Hopefully it is decent, and it might even become a permanent addition to the shelf

  17. #442
    Taking the Death Toll
    Registered: Aug 2004
    Location: they/them mayhem
    Event Horizon fucking owns. It's what the Doom movie should have been.

  18. #443
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    Registered: Nov 2002
    Location: The magical land of Equestria
    Marry me.

  19. #444
    Still Subjective
    Registered: Dec 1999
    Location: Idiocy will never die
    Event Horizon sucks. Starts grrreat, turns into cheese party.

    Though if Doom had been done in that way it would have been much better.

  20. #445
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    Registered: May 2001
    Location: Finland
    Event Horizon is a steaming pile of shit. Utter rubbish. And not in a good way.

  21. #446
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    Location: Finland
    Naah Event Horizon was pretty good you guys.

  22. #447
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    Registered: Mar 2000
    Location: tall bikes and tattoos
    Note to self: don't let dethtoll or henke pick selections for movie night.

  23. #448
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    Registered: Jan 2000
    Location: sup
    It's a movie that totters on the Event Horizon of the So Bad It's Good line but sadly tips back into being Bad.

  24. #449
    Taking the Death Toll
    Registered: Aug 2004
    Location: they/them mayhem
    You guys suck.

  25. #450
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2000
    Location: sup
    I would fuck his bloody vagina eyes though.

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