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The Eddie Murphy film?

Yup, highly recommend you see it. Very funny movie with a creative story.
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Best Eddie Murphy movie i've seen is "Coming to America". Love that movie. I especially like John Amos's character in it. He was the owner of McDougals or whatever it was.

Couldn't stand The Nutty Professor movies! Bowfinger was actually funny at times..

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Best Eddie Murphy movie i've seen is "Coming to America". Love that movie. I especially like John Amos's character in it. He was the owner of McDougals or whatever it was.

Couldn't stand The Nutty Professor movies! Bowfinger was actually funny at times..

 

Oh man, I totally forgot about Bowfinger...I loved that one when I saw it at the theater. 

 

Coming to America was one of my Eddie favorites, as well. Arsenio was surprisingly good in that one, too, IIRC

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Yup, highly recommend you see it. Very funny movie with a creative story.

 

 

I actually saw most of the second  half, and even though I didn't know all that was going on, I remember being really touched by the ending. Seemed like a film I would like to see from the start. 

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I've really been looking foward to this one...it was very well acted, but I'm having a very difficult time coming up with some sort of resolution in terms of how I feel about it. It will take you on one heck of a ride, but in the end it left me feeling as if things didn't add up properly with regard to the story. I'm not finding much to take with me in the end, and I'm also not sure that the actions and motivations of the characters made proper sense. I need to think about it more, cause I know it's a very highly regarded film. Ther'es no doubt it's well done...I just think maybe it's one of those cases where I can recognize its quality even though perhaps I didn't actually like the movie. I need to think about it more...it'll be interesting to read some of your guys' feedback on it, which may in turn help me finalize how I felt about it. 

 

"The Place Beyond the Pines" - Undecided

 

 

 

 

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District 9. A bit frustrated you don´t get some answers like what the aliens was doing there and why they couldn´t fly off when you could just jump in and fly the thing off 20 years later with breaches in the hull but 9/10 anyway. Pumped for Elysium.

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For the first 2/3 of this movie I thought it was pretty fascinating and very original. Then in the last third I began getting really frustrated with it. Still, I give it relatively high marks and feel it's worth a rental if you're looking for something different. 

 

"Antiviral" - 7.8/10

 

 

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On the Road - 4.5/10

 

Hated this one. Dragged on forever and I disliked every one of the characters.

Basically it's just two hours of people getting drunk, partying, having sex and getting high with every drug you can imagine.

It reminds of a few types of people i've encountered earlier on in my life. People whose idea of "fun" is getting drunk every night of the weekend and just going to bars.

The people in this movie basically just live off others or steal. If there was any hidden meaning in the book it's lost in the movie.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I was actually glad Dean got kicked out by his wife. I hate to say it. That's when the movie slowly got a little better. Too bad it was so far into the movie. You'd think he'd try to turn his life around, but no....

 

 

LOL Steve Buscemi really took one for the team in this. I'm glad he was in such a movie. He actually has directed a few good movies.

 

BTW the movie kind of gives you a dirty feeling. So much bad stuff in the movie and not much fun to watch. Didn't enjoy any of it. Haven't felt that way since "Goodfellas".

 

If the book itself isn't complete trash i'll be surprised.

 

NOTE: Kristin Stewart really can't act.

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NOTE: Kristin Stewart really can't act.

That's not exactly breaking news....lol

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That's not exactly breaking news....lol

 

I've heard this before and wasn't sure of it. I've only seen her in one movie and it didn't have vampires in it.

Luckily she only has a few scenes in this movie. He character reminded me of a prostitute except that she wasn't getting paid. Maybe it was for the drugs.

Ok, need to stop thinking about this trashy movie. Not even worth it!

 

It's worth watching if you're a cinematographer maybe. It has some nice scenery. The only scenes I liked were the ones where nobody was talking or they were just walking down a road.

The character "Dean" was actually a pretty OK actor. I kind of felt sorry for him at the end too. I would never want to hang around with a person like that in real life. Would be a majorly bad influence and I might end up in jail.

 

I hope the book is like 10x better. Nobody has read it?

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"The Place Beyond the Pines" - Undecided



Big haul off a cigarette, smoke billowing out both nostrils.
Forgot how odd that looked, even as a long time former smoker.
Gosling doesn't look right with a smoke, some people never do.
Man, what's with that uber blonde hair?
My old enduro dirt bike had the high exhaust and would burn an unwary passenger's leg, if they wore shorts.

That's how the opening scene struck me...
Here we have a young carne motorbike stunt rider, who unknowingly knocked up a local Hispanic girl during his annual carnival stop in a small town.
Ominous music keys up when he stays behind and crashes his son's baptism, foreshadowing the events to beset his former girl, including her new boyfriend.

I totally got with that wild dirt bike ride through the woods, so familiar to me from ages 15 – 18, until I got my first highway bike.
The motorcycle has always been part of my family too.

Gotta kid you wanna provide for?
Rob a bank, edge out the new boyfriend competition with a superior skill set and illegal cash.
Bruce Springsteen backing track sealed the deal for me, until the true perp violence emerged from our lead man.

52 minutes in and the whole movie falls out the window, just when it was getting good.
Ray Liotta can't save the scene with his typical crooked guy ways.
If you live long enough and watch this stuff, the term modus operandi sticks in your craw.

We slog through this for 40 minutes, get to pop our head from underwater 15 years later for an unlikely meeting of two characters.
Couple of identity crisis moments during the third act and thankfully we move towards a very decent ending.
Only those last three minutes were meaningful to me, been right there before in real life.

This movie needed to be compressed from the two hours and twenty minutes run time.
7.2/10
Edited by 5aces - 8/8/13 at 12:59pm
post #13692 of 16080

Oblivion had a lot of Moon in it.

 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1182345/

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Big haul off a cigarette, smoke billowing out both nostrils.
Forgot how odd that looked, even as a long time former smoker.
Gosling doesn't look right with a smoke, some people never do.
Man, what's with that uber blonde hair?
My old enduro dirt bike had the high exhaust and would burn an unwary passenger's leg, if they wore shorts.

That's how the opening scene struck me...
Here we have a young carne motorbike stunt rider, who unknowingly knocked up a local Hispanic girl during his annual carnival stop in a small town.
Ominous music keys up when he stays behind and crashes his son's baptism, foreshadowing the events to beset his former girl, including her new boyfriend.

I totally got with that wild dirt bike ride through the woods, so familiar to me from ages 15 – 18, until I got my first highway bike.
The motorcycle has always been part of my family too.

Gotta kid you wanna provide for?
Rob a bank, edge out the new boyfriend competition with a superior skill set and illegal cash.
Bruce Springsteen backing track sealed the deal for me, until the true perp violence emerged from our lead man.

52 minutes in and the whole movie falls out the window, just when it was getting good.
Ray Liotta can't save the scene with his typical crooked guy ways.
If you live long enough and watch this stuff, the term modus operandi sticks in your craw.

We slog through this for 40 minutes, get to pop our head from underwater 15 years later for an unlikely meeting of two characters.
Couple of identity crisis moments during the third act and thankfully we move towards a very decent ending.
Only those last three minutes were meaningful to me, been right there before in real life.

This movie needed to be compressed from the two hours and twenty minutes run time.
7.2/10

Nice job...sounds like we had a similar reaction to the film in general. And I agree about the last few minutes...I think every male should experience that feeling around that age. I don't mean to be sexist, I just dont' know if it would be the same for a woman. But yeah, they were meaningful for me, as well. Mine didn't involve a bike or those particular circumstances, but I think many of us share in the themes that were present at the end.  I won't say more so as not to give anything away. 

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Elysium - ??/10

 

Give me a few weeks to think about it. Kind of heavy handed and lots of doom and gloom, which was kind of required I think. It's really intense and due to the tone of the movie it's hard to have much fun while watching it.

It's definitely not as fun/entertaining as "District 9". It's very good but I can't possibly give it a score right now.

 

The overall tone of the movie reminds me of "The Dark Knight Rises", but not that dark. That was possibly the most un-fun movie there is IMO.

 

There's a ton of stuff in here to think about...

 

Adrift in Tokyo - 8/10

 

Really enjoyed this. What it is is just a story of two people walking around Japan, talking and coming across different people and having weird things happen. Sort of like a road movie with no car.

Made me feel like I was really there in Tokyo and sort of like taking a walking tour.

 

How could you make this so entertaining? Pretty fun movie to watch and has a LOT of weird stuff going on. Not all the humor works.

Sometimes I wonder if people in Japan are really like those in this type of movie. They almost seem too cartoony. Like one of the girls in this movie was so excessively happy as if they never had a bad day in their life. Are people really like that?

There's so many small things in the movie that I found interesting. The abrupt ending was sort of a disappointment.

It did get a bit repetitive at times but it was pretty fun to watch so I didn't care.

 

Any other movies like this?

 

Oh and it's FREE on Amazon Prime. You'll love it or think it's a complete waste of time.

 

Here's a fairly cheesy trailer:

 

 

Have you seen "Hotel Hibiscus" from Okinawa? Loved that one and the characters are most definitely very cartoony and not even remotely realistic.

The director of that could make a live action version of "My Neighbor Totoro"!

 

Any other Japanese comedies on Amazon Prime that are worth watching? Doesn't have to be free. Amazon Prime now has a decent sized collection of recent good South Korean and Japanese films.


Edited by tdockweiler - 8/8/13 at 9:56pm
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Elysium - ??/10

 

Give me a few weeks to think about it. Kind of heavy handed and lots of doom and gloom, which was kind of required I think. It's really intense and due to the tone of the movie it's hard to have much fun while watching it.

It's definitely not as fun/entertaining as "District 9". It's very good but I can't possibly give it a score right now.

 

The overall tone of the movie reminds me of "The Dark Knight Rises", but not that dark. That was possibly the most un-fun movie there is IMO.

 

There's a ton of stuff in here to think about...

 

Adrift in Tokyo - 8/10

 

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Elysium 8/10

 

 

Adrift in Tokyo 

I have only seen a few seconds of this film... maybe someday i will take the time to see it....


Edited by Johnnyhi - 8/9/13 at 2:44am
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