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"Mud" - 9.5/10

 

 

 

I saw this in the theater and for me it's one of those movies that gets better and better the more you think about it. Unlike the latest super hero movies it's one i'll actually remember in a few years.

I can't believe I gave it "only" an 8/10! I have plans to buy it on blu-ray when it comes out. My only real complaint is that at times it was rather slow going, but never boring.

 

I actually never liked Matthew McConaughey until I rewatched "Contact" nearly 4 times and also saw U-571 again. Don't get me started on "Contact"!

 

Watch "Take Shelter" if you can if you liked Mud. Same director.

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The Wolverine - 6/10  

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Harold and Maude

8.5/10

 

Overall, very very excellent film that dares to venture outside the norm in almost every way possible. 

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Harold and Maude

8.5/10

 

Overall, very very excellent film that dares to venture outside the norm in almost every way possible. 


a little late to the party ;p its an excellent dark comedy and somewhat coming of age film.

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a little late to the party ;p its an excellent dark comedy and somewhat coming of age film.

By the end, as it was getting to the end, I was thinking at every turn

 

DON'T BE WHAT I THINK IT IS.  DON'T BE WHAT I THINK YOU ARE TRYING TO DO DIRECTOR

 

And at every turn....he did exactly what I didn't want him to do....

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Just finished my new home theater set up 

 

OPPO BDP-105>Pioneer Elite DC-67>Samsung 7010 55"

 

The 3D transfer is flat out amazing.  I saw this originally in an IMAX theater and at the time I thought it was the best 3D I had ever seen.  I'm still blown away by the attention to detail.  The screenplay is not at the same level. Some cheesy dialogue, and the "bordering on silly" native rituals still irritate me. The action sequences and graphics are staged with precision and intensity as is typical of Cameron's best films.  Well acted with strong character development  

 

Movie as is:  8/10

3D Movie: 9/10

 

My favorite James Cameron films:

T2>Aliens>3D Avatar>T1>Titanic>True Lies>2D Avatar>The Abyss


Edited by RUMAY408 - 8/2/13 at 7:10pm
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Congrats on the HT set up!! Any chance of posting some pics? I love seeing what people do for HT, from the simplest set ups all the way to those folks who go nuts and have dedicated, automated rooms. 

 

I'm not always a big fan of 3D at the theater, but I really enjoy it at home. Unfortunately I had to drop DirecTV when I changed apartments since there is no line of sight to the satellite in this one...DTV had four dedicated 3D channels on the regular package...it was so much fun. 

 

The only disappointment I've had was Fright Night with Colin Farrel. The film was so dark that in 3D it was unwatchable. But I'm looking forward to additional programming for home cause I do think it's fun. 

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Congrats on the HT set up!! Any chance of posting some pics? I love seeing what people do for HT, from the simplest set ups all the way to those folks who go nuts and have dedicated, automated rooms. 

 

I'm not always a big fan of 3D at the theater, but I really enjoy it at home. Unfortunately I had to drop DirecTV when I changed apartments since there is no line of sight to the satellite in this one...DTV had four dedicated 3D channels on the regular package...it was so much fun. 

 

The only disappointment I've had was Fright Night with Colin Farrel. The film was so dark that in 3D it was unwatchable. But I'm looking forward to additional programming for home cause I do think it's fun. 

Decided not to derail the thread too badly so posted my pics on the post your pics thread beyersmile.png

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Stardust - excellent movie and setting. A nice charming movie to watch with your significant other. 8/10
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One of my favorite things about the film industry is how so many doors have been opened for the little guy with the low budget. Indy films are often some of my favorites, and when I come across one that surprises me I tend to really enjoy recommending it to others. Some of you may already know, but there is a Godzilla remake in the works and it will be written and directed by Gareth Edwards. Gareth wrote and directed this one and shot it on a budget of a half million bucks. IMO, he delivered a level of quality that far surpassed what you'd expect given the restraints of the project. Aside from some cheesy acting in the beginning from one or two people, I have no real complaints here. Further, I really love when a film's ending is one that will leave you satisfied. It doesn't matter if it's predictable, unpredictable, happy, sad, etc...just make it satisfying and wrap things up on a strong note. As you may have guessed, I felt pretty satisfied once this one was over. Just a well done film from start to finish...really enjoyed it. 

 

"Monsters" - 8.8/10

 

 

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Emperor - 5.5/10

 

What a major disappointment after wanting to see this for months! Tommy Lee Jones plays General MacArthur and it's about the investigation into if Emperor Hirohito should be put on trial for war crimes.

Basically it's like a 15 minute idea made into a full movie. There is really nothing new to learn. The only good part about is the meeting between Hirohito and MacArthur. The love story part seemed tacked on and went nowhere in the end.

I imagine the love story was just fiction. Tommy Lee Jones was in this one for maybe 10 minutes at the most! There is almost nothing in there about the military coup (just an overview), the recovery, the trial or scenes of them hunting down war criminals.

 

This movie is nearly ruined by the acting of Matthew Fox. Seriously it couldn't have been any worse. The first half of the movie was painfully bad.

 

BTW I'm seriously into WWII history and still hated this!

 

It's available for rental from Amazon Instant. Glad I didn't want for the blu-ray!

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Ugh, that was the one I was going to rent tonight if I hadn't decided on Monsters...that's disappointing to hear your rating! That one looked promising. 

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Had some issues with this movie, but considering the budget and how DYI it was, I'm still sort of in awe of it. And the ending is just jaw-dropping gorgeous--one of those perfect movie moments that you don't encounter often.

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One of my favorite things about the film industry is how so many doors have been opened for the little guy with the low budget. Indy films are often some of my favorites, and when I come across one that surprises me I tend to really enjoy recommending it to others. Some of you may already know, but there is a Godzilla remake in the works and it will be written and directed by Gareth Edwards. Gareth wrote and directed this one and shot it on a budget of a half million bucks. IMO, he delivered a level of quality that far surpassed what you'd expect given the restraints of the project. Aside from some cheesy acting in the beginning from one or two people, I have no real complaints here. Further, I really love when a film's ending is one that will leave you satisfied. It doesn't matter if it's predictable, unpredictable, happy, sad, etc...just make it satisfying and wrap things up on a strong note. As you may have guessed, I felt pretty satisfied once this one was over. Just a well done film from start to finish...really enjoyed it. 

 

"Monsters" - 8.8/10

 

 

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Gonna see Pacific Rim today. Only in 3D so easy choice. 

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Viggo's in Cronenberg's new movie Eastern Promises. Has anyone seen this yet?

Clearly this is out to date since the original post was in '07 but....

 

This movie was incredible. Solid 9/10 for me, and my fav mafia movie by far...better than scarface IMO. I may be biased because of my eastern euro background, but I also feel that they hit the nail on the head with making it seem really realistic, and not glamorizing the gangsters. Fight scenes with Viggo vs. Russian gansters felt very real....not just like one guy with a machine gun spraying bullets everywhere and killing everyone in the room, or just jackie chan kung foo, just some good 'ol sluggin' hand to hand combat that you would expect in an actual fight.

 

The character developement, accents, russian family culture - all of that stuff was spot on. Really I should just stop ranting and everyone should go see this one but fair warning - not for the light of heart.

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