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I saw elysium with matt damon today. i love the effects and sci-fi but this one didn't do so much for me. the story was convoluted and i half way through started thinking that this was a disguised political movie about obama-care. 

Ugh...

 

Reminds me of when I was so excited to see "The Invention of Lying" with Ricky Gervais. The guy had always cracked me up and I had looked forward to it from when I first heard about it. Then as I was watching it I realized that it was nothing more than another one of commentaries on atheism...this guy just can't let it go. He's gone from one of my favorite comedic performers to someone who can't accomplish a single task without bringing his (lack of) religious beliefs into the mix. I don't personally care what he or anyone else does or doesn't believe in...it's just a shame that he's so obsessed with this issue that he's nearly lost all appeal for me. 

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Originally Posted by parb View Post

I saw elysium with matt damon today. i love the effects and sci-fi but this one didn't do so much for me. the story was convoluted and i half way through started thinking that this was a disguised political movie about obama-care. its not my intention to make this into a debate about politics but i generally dislike when people disguise politics into entertainment (i rather prefer if it's straight up admitted that its social commentary).

the bad dude in the movie was a bit too over the top for my taste as well -i found it way too stereotypical as he was the mercenary without any morals working for the heartless military-industrial complex and of course they made him a south african. i actually like that actor, its the guy from district 9 who played the cop who got transformed halfway into an alien. good actor, stupid over-the-top character.

so would i recommend anyone to see it? maybe on cable. but i wouldn't spend $10 bucks on it at the movies.

-Par

 

To me it seems like the plot was too simple. It could've been made much more complex, the dealing of humanity and its problems could've been made much more mature.

 

I'm not sure if the director did it himself or the studios just wanted to cash in on the ongoing frustration in the public.

 

Its a pity, because the setting is great, the special efficts are great. Just stop making things so black and white.

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He wrote the screenplay for Pan's Labyrinth, as well. 


Which was good...I still can't wrap my head around PR, though. Life goes on...

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Wasn't really planning to see this one until I saw that Michael Shannon was in it. Needless to say, he didn't disappoint. Dakota Fanning was strong, as usual, but I just couldn't get past the Twilight girl as Joan Jett. Also, I can't really say it added anything that you wouldn't pretty much already assume about the topic material anyway. Can't really say I recommend it unless, like me, you're a Shannon fan and you want to see him in a role that requires some range in an unusual direction lol. 

 

 

"The Runaways" - 7.6/10

 

 

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This film seems to be a big hit among Netflix viewers so I gave it a go. Honestly, it was quite a bit of fun. It's nothing extraordinarily clever or unique, but I did enjoy the ride and it was good for a few laughs. 

 

"My Awkward Sexual Adventure" - 7.9/10

 

 

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I thought the 3D of "Avatar" was visually unbeatable, but I found "Hugo" just as gorgeous.  Sweet story by Scorsese and frankly I think he could do more of these.  He used the 3D brilliantly, never felt intrusive, and helped to emphasize action and movement.  Sensational acting, in particular Sasha Baron Cohen and Ben Kingsley. Apparently Scorsese did this film for his grandkids who loved the book.  I suspect Scorsese found the idea of making a movie about one of the early film directors irresistible. 

 

Rotten Tomatoes rating with critics 94% and to me oddly with viewers 78%.  Maybe too intense for small children, so maybe some angry parents in that viewer mix. Or maybe some felt it was a little too self indulgent.

 

I really enjoyed it.  The DTS 7.1 provided 3D caliber sound. 

 

I rated "Hugo" 9.2/10

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Ugh...

 

Reminds me of when I was so excited to see "The Invention of Lying" with Ricky Gervais. The guy had always cracked me up and I had looked forward to it from when I first heard about it. Then as I was watching it I realized that it was nothing more than another one of commentaries on atheism...this guy just can't let it go. He's gone from one of my favorite comedic performers to someone who can't accomplish a single task without bringing his (lack of) religious beliefs into the mix. I don't personally care what he or anyone else does or doesn't believe in...it's just a shame that he's so obsessed with this issue that he's nearly lost all appeal for me. 

I wondered why you ditched the Gervais avatar.  I'm not that "off put" by the topic he chooses. What annoys me is the persistent need to push the same message by both comedians and directors over and over again. Frankly I think it's lazy. 

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Ill have to give this a watch, its been in the watchlist for months, sans 3D smile.gif

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SNIP

I rated "Hugo" 9.2/10

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The Conjuring (2013) 8/10 

 

The Wolverine (2013) 7.2/10

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Crazy Eyes

8/10

 

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I've been really enjoying watching the Aussie version of the Big Brother tv show over the past few weeks, and the other night there was a trivia question asking about the highest grossing film of all time in Australia. The correct answer was Crocodile Dundee, but one of the other possible options was some film called The Castle. I'd never heard of it, and as it turns out it was Eric Bana's first film, even though he only had a small supporting role. It's an extremely simple movie that was shot on a modest budget, but I couldn't help but to smile and even laugh at its good nature. I'm glad I saw it. 

 

"The Castle" - 8.5/10

 

 

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Ill have to give this a watch, its been in the watchlist for months, sans 3D smile.gif

3D is really good in this movie :)

post #13813 of 16083

It's been a while since I took the time to watch a movie. Well, still split in evening/next day afternoon and maybe that influences my rating positively. Anyhoo,

 

The American - 8/10

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The Dictator (2012) 10/10

 

One of the funniest movies i have ever seen.

 

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The Dictator (2012) 10/10

 

One of the funniest movies i have ever seen.

 

 

 

Have you seen "Borat"? I found that movie hilarious and I don't normally find sick humor like that funny. For example I can't even sit through an episode of "Family Guy".

I need to buy Borat on blu-ray. Interesting that almost no store around here carries the movie.

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