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Legend nr 17 where can you find it? Is there a subtitled version?

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Legend nr 17 where can you find it? Is there a subtitled version?

 

Maybe on DVD when it will be released? There are downloads but without English subtitles. If you are from Sweden ( Scandinavia) then I can understand your interest.


Edited by mutabor - 5/4/13 at 1:04pm
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Iron Man 3 (2013): 7/10

 

High on spectacle and charm, low on pretty much everything else. Thankfully, this is a superhero movie, so those are really pretty much the only two things that it requires. Still, surely I can't be the only one who would trade all the spectacle in the world for more sensible character development, a less pot-holed plot, and less reliance on deus ex machina? Oh well, take it for what it is I suppose. It's a fun time.

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Pain and Gain. Overall entertaining and the Rock was pretty good.  As a general rule I don't do Rock movies. 

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More then Honey

 

Documentary about bees and the mysterious mass killings as of late.

 

Bees is as always super mega awesome. Movie is not all doom and gloom is a fair bit of humour and cool real folks.

10/10. 

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A Time for Burning (1966): 7/10

 

A short documentary concerning itself with racial tensions in Omaha, Nebraska during the 60s, and the Lutheran Church that warred with itself concerning its pastor's earnest attempts to get his all-white congregation to connect with their black neighbors. Notable for the quality of its content and for a couple of segments which prominently feature a young Ernie Chambers (a personal hero of mine--Wikipedia him if you're unfamiliar with his work), but the cinema verite style of documentary film-making has never sat well with me (though I actually quite enjoy it when adapted to suit fictional films), and the editing here frankly drives me *nuts.* Still, this remains a powerful work, and, unfortunately, also a (still!) timely one.

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Iron Man 3 (2013) 8/10
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Real treat to watch this in UltraAVX 3D with Dolby Atmos sound.
Solid mix of action and comedy.
Iron Man gave up way too much to placate his whiny love interest "you don't pay enough attention to me" Pepper.
Shame on you,Tony Stark and your leftover screwdriver!

They were trying to up sell the popcorn combo that included a collectible plastic soda cup with a figurine topper of your choice,an Iron Man keychain head and a larger Iron Man head paper weight for $21.99.
Plus you got 1,000 Scene points on your card - enough for a free future UltraAVX movie pass.
I turned it down but on the way out after the movie,I kind of wanted an Iron Man head...go figure.
Nice movie.
Edited by 5aces - 5/5/13 at 8:28pm
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Only thing, they could have called the movie "Tony Stark 3" because he is only Iron Man in the movie for maybe a total of 25ish minutes. There may have been less Iron Man in this movie than there was Batman in Dark Knight Rises! Climax was impressive, though...

 

I still enjoyed it a lot. RD Jr. is still awesome and it's a great way to open the Summer movie season.

 

 

+1 to that.

 

As a stand alone family comedy, its an 8/10. Its going to sell a lot of toys.

 

As an action movie based on a comic book superhero, its a 2/10.  To say that I was disappointed would be an understatement.

The Mandarin is Iron Man's arch-enemy, and the hope was that it will be an epic battle between science and magic (The Mandarin wears 10 rings, each has some kind of a power).

I went in hoping to see something like the Batman vs Joker.  Iron man broken physically and mentally by a super powerful and beyond-Tony-Stark-coolness villain, but what I saw was beyond belief.

The Iron Patriot is wasted. Its got to the point where Tony Stark and his suits are used for cheap jokes, there's only so much you can degrade yourself for laughs, it starts to get humiliating after a while.

Also, towards the end, it started to look like B movies, where two hunks penetrate a villain stronghold, and shoot on ropes and wires and get it right the first time.

 

So, overall, a good movie for those who don't know anything about Iron Man beyond the three movies, and just want to pass 2 hours in a mildly amusing way. Those up for serious action will have to look elsewhere.


Edited by proton007 - 5/6/13 at 6:15pm
post #13164 of 15965
Lara Croft:Tomb Raider (2001) 7/10


Why not have a delicious nostalgic look at A.Jolie?
Forgot how plump those Octo-Mom lips were back then.
Odd watching Daniel Craig take a back seat here considering his position now.
She really does have a thing for twin 9mm Colt pistols when on Safari,apparently.
Movie takes on an almost Jules Verne mod in the end,good fun once again.
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Pain and Gain. Overall entertaining and the Rock was pretty good.  As a general rule I don't do Rock movies. 

If you haven't seen it, The Rundown is a pretty good one with the Rock.


Easy A
There was something human about it that struck a good chord and it didn't really go in all the directions I expected so that was a plus. 80's references and Don't You (Forget About Me) are always a bonus point.
A solid 7/10
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The Great Gatsby (2013): 5/10

 

Baz Luhrmann's maximalist, hyperactive style has never worked well for me. It is especially appalling here, where he manages to suck the soul right out of Fitzgerald's classic novel, replacing it with extravagant frat parties, video game-ish CGI, quick cuts that make Michael Bay look like Terrence Malick, and Jay-Z. The first half of this film is an unrelenting neon mess, lightened only by Leonardo DiCaprio's presence. None of the other actors, with the possible exceptions of Elizabeth Debecki and Joel Edgerton, leave a favorable impression. Things do improve markedly in the second half of the film, with Luhrmann actually demonstrating a deft hand at directing dramatic sequences, at least when he allows himself the opportunity to film a scene without any of his pointless stylistic trademarks intruding onto the screen. Unfortunately, these moments are few and far between, and the film as a whole is further hampered by a lazy framing device, the sole purpose of which is to allow some of the novel's prose to seep into the film. And while there's no denying that Fitzgerald's prose is wonderful to read and to listen to (even when delivered so flatly by Tobey Maguire), I'm not sure that a more contrived way to get Gatsby's words up on the screen (literally) could have been devised. It doesn't help matters that Luhrmann almost entirely strips the film of any inherent 'literary' sensibilities that must have existed at some point in the script's existence between the novel and the big screen, which has the unfortunate effect of leaving even Fitzgerald's prose sounding a bit hollow.

The Great Gatsby is not without its bright moments, but otherwise Luhrmann is up to his old tricks here. If that appeals to you then there's no reason to not see this--otherwise I'd recommend staying away. Far, far away.

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I watched Melancholia on DVD last night. I'll be generous and give it 5/10. I dont know why I keep on giving my money to this guy after the horrors of his Antichrist and Dogville...

 

I've picked up a copy of Il y a longtemps que je t'aime (i.e. I've loved you for so long) to watch tonight. Should be more interesting.

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I watched Melancholia on DVD last night. I'll be generous and give it 5/10. I dont know why I keep on giving my money to this guy after the horrors of his Antichrist and Dogville...

 

I've picked up a copy of Il y a longtemps que je t'aime (i.e. I've loved you for so long) to watch tonight. Should be more interesting.

At least it´s not the traditional Hollywood fare.

 

I didn´t got through Anti Christ but Melancholia I felt was true epic. Need to be in the right mood when you see this I suspect. I was extatic at the end of Melancholia. Reminds me I need to see Dogville :)

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The Great Gatsby (2013): 5/10

 

Baz Luhrmann's maximalist, hyperactive style has never worked well for me. It is especially appalling here, where he manages to suck the soul right out of Fitzgerald's classic novel, replacing it with extravagant frat parties, video game-ish CGI, quick cuts that make Michael Bay look like Terrence Malick, and Jay-Z. The first half of this film is an unrelenting neon mess, lightened only by Leonardo DiCaprio's presence. None of the other actors, with the possible exceptions of Elizabeth Debecki and Joel Edgerton, leave a favorable impression. Things do improve markedly in the second half of the film, with Luhrmann actually demonstrating a deft hand at directing dramatic sequences, at least when he allows himself the opportunity to film a scene without any of his pointless stylistic trademarks intruding onto the screen. Unfortunately, these moments are few and far between, and the film as a whole is further hampered by a lazy framing device, the sole purpose of which is to allow some of the novel's prose to seep into the film. And while there's no denying that Fitzgerald's prose is wonderful to read and to listen to (even when delivered so flatly by Tobey Maguire), I'm not sure that a more contrived way to get Gatsby's words up on the screen (literally) could have been devised. It doesn't help matters that Luhrmann almost entirely strips the film of any inherent 'literary' sensibilities that must have existed at some point in the script's existence between the novel and the big screen, which has the unfortunate effect of leaving even Fitzgerald's prose sounding a bit hollow.

The Great Gatsby is not without its bright moments, but otherwise Luhrmann is up to his old tricks here. If that appeals to you then there's no reason to not see this--otherwise I'd recommend staying away. Far, far away.

 

This line made me laugh. I mean, I knew from the get go I'd never see this movie since I've tried to watch Romeo and Juliet and Moulin Rouge several times, and every time all I can think about is how much I'd rather hit myself in the knees with a hammer than to have to sit though any more of it.

 

DiCaprio is too old to play these kinds of roles now anyway. He lost his boyish charm long ago.

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You might be surprised: he actually pulled off the charm very nicely here, particularly in the early parts of the film, where he is pretty much literally the only good thing the movie has going for it. He even looked considerably younger than I've seen him looking recently--I thought it was a good match. In the hands of a better director I think there would have been a truly fantastic performance in here for Leo. Alas, I too have never understood the appeal that Luhrmann holds for some people. I count Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge among my least favorite films. I'd rather jab toothpicks under my toenails and kick a wall then have to watch either of them again, and while The Great Gatsby was a step up from those, it's still a pretty bad experience.

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This line made me laugh. I mean, I knew from the get go I'd never see this movie since I've tried to watch Romeo and Juliet and Moulin Rouge several times, and every time all I can think about is how much I'd rather hit myself in the knees with a hammer than to have to sit though any more of it.

 

DiCaprio is too old to play these kinds of roles now anyway. He lost his boyish charm long ago.

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