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post #14971 of 19951

 

 

:D

post #14972 of 19951
^ I LOLed. Good job.

I wonder if it's just as funny for people that haven't seen that guy on the history channel.
post #14973 of 19951

Welcome to the Jungle - 7.5/10

Van Damme is one of my guilty pleasures, so it was fun to watch him ham it up in this. Van Damme plays a caricature of himself and seems to have a blast doing it. He doesn't do anything like the "epic split" but he does punch a tiger in the face.

 

Movie has a lot of penis/sh*t jokes but overall there were more than a few scenes that I found genuinely funny and made me bust out laughing. Pretty solid performances overall for a low-budget absurdist comedy, and a few memorable quotes too. Fun movie to watch with some friends and a lot of beer.

post #14974 of 19951
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Aliens (1986) - 7,5

 

It doesn't fascinate me as it did long time ago, a child is easily impressed but won't be so for ever.

Now, seeing it again after so many years in limbo, I'm disillusioned and disappointed by it's obvious cinematc limitations.

Despite all the technical prowess used to erect this movie (special effects), I perceived mostly an amateurish work needy of a lot of polishing all around, especially needy of more intelligent directing and better acting.

James Cameron doesn't know what subtlety is nor does he practise particularly insightful filmmaking, not a guy deserving of my admiration, that's for sure.

He just turned into almost nonsense gun muscle action what should had been a true scify horror masterpiece.

Well Duh!!, yeah I know! Big and twisted expectations tend to result in disappointment... I guess the first Alien movie was better left alone and in peace, at least until a more talented someone else decided to try his/her luck with an unnecessary sequel.... then again James Cameron might have been just the right guy for it...

I have to give him credit for his ability to make a movie that can happen, in other words, it's not boring to watch and manages to immerse and entertain me despite all it's gut-wrenching cinematic limitations. It´s aftermath leaves me with the feeling of having watched something... though much slimmer than the epic extents of Avatar, of which I felt a kind of déjà vu at times...

What really grabbed me through the whole experience was Sigourney Weaver believable performance, good work from this actress here.

An interesting and eye opening aspect of this movie is the depiction of how a woman, practically alone, is able to face the most fearsome and mortal dangers the human race could ever encounter and still display, or rather, being propelled by her maternal and sentient side towards someone else, something worthy of reflection. It's not everyday we see a heroin display the most lovely attributes of women with such power and determination in this sort of movie.

This is probably one of the greatest endorsements of the female being in the history of cinema and deserves it's notoriety just for that.

A pity that the rest of the movie didn't keep up with warrant officer Ellen Ripley.

 

Now I'll have to see the first Alien to come out happy (I hope so) or disillusioned (to be done with it once and for all) from this saga...

Let it be known already that I dislike the 3th and 4th prequels, so I won't be wasting my time with those.

I walked into a movie theater

 

 

Walked into a movie theater in 79 as a high school kid and saw Alien number one. In 1979 folks were running out of the theater and/or getting sick. The first movie to use subliminal heart beat pacing in the soundtrack. Just sat back and watched the 1080P blu ray remasters last month of Alien one and two.

 

 

Really Alien one is a better movie. Ridley Scott used better film and a better cast of actors. That said, most believe Cameron's Alien two is the better movie. Cameron was on an uphill battle as the actors had no respect for him not seeing Terminator first in England. He really did not have the best choice of actors. He did what he could.

 

The film stock used for Alien 2 was a new film stock type to be replaced soon and not made again giving the movie a special but granular look, the stock resulted in a low contrast and pastel quality, maybe fitting for 1986?. Still the interaction between Newt and Sigourney Weavers character I feel is pure genius. The movie is pure fantastic story telling and never to be found again in the franchise.

They took the concepts from Alien 1 and carried them farther expanding one many themes. The monster/monsters was by far more technical than in the fist movie. Finding and expanding on the queen alien character was genius.

 

 

Interestingly Ridly Scott's Alien One has a strange lens distortion at the top of the frame maybe not noticed in the theater release and may be an artifact in the DVD transfer. Both movies have had added changes and small difference stock footage edits from the original film releases much like the Star Wars series. That said, Alien one looks better in 1080p and is the only movie of the two to give H.R. Giger credit for the aesthetic of the monster and space ship.


Edited by Redcarmoose - 2/3/14 at 9:24pm
post #14975 of 19951
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Capote (2005): 9/10

 

Seemed an appropriate film to watch, given recent events. I'll be re-watching Synecdoche, New York for the first time in years later this week, as well. 

 

 

I also recommend "Love Liza" as part of your tribute to PSH. That was the film where he became my favorite actor. Still can't believe he's gone...really gonna miss the guy

post #14976 of 19951
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Aliens (1986) - 7,5

 

Now I'll have to see the first Alien to come out happy (I hope so) or disillusioned (to be done with it once and for all) from this saga...

 

The first Alien is the same concept as Aliens. As far as I remember ( it's been a long time ago) Cameron's movie seemed to me more refined than original. 


Edited by mutabor - 2/4/14 at 5:17am
post #14977 of 19951
I have been better. Sadly I still feeling sick. Dicks for Steven Meyers
post #14978 of 19951

Mulan & Mulan 2

 

... 6/10

 

It looked WONDERFUL the story was HORRIBLE... I forget how... childish it was... it was way to... obvious... still it looked great. I also forget how musical it was... a shame I didn't watch it in a higher quality [Net Flix Streaming]

 

So if your into... Disney it's a fun enough Movie, but it's not nearly as good as I wanted to remember it. 

post #14979 of 19951

 

 

 

4 out of 10

post #14980 of 19951

 

A movie at war with itself.     2 out of 10

post #14981 of 19951
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A movie at war with itself.     2 out of 10

That bad... sheesh I thought It looked half decently humerous 

post #14982 of 19951
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That bad... sheesh I thought It looked half decently humerous 

Watch it! Luc Besson with Robert De Niro and Michell Pfeiffer and even Tommy Lee Jones. Ever had somebody take really good dinner ingredients and it came out bad? Same thing here.

post #14983 of 19951
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Originally Posted by Redcarmoose View Post
 

Watch it! Luc Besson with Robert De Niro and Michell Pfeiffer and even Tommy Lee Jones. Ever had somebody take really good dinner ingredients and it came out bad? Same thing here.

WHOA yea maybe not... good anaology 

post #14984 of 19951
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Originally Posted by mutabor View Post
 

 

The first Alien is the same concept as Aliens. As far as I remember ( it's been a long time ago) Cameron's movie seemed to me more refined than original. 

 

Eh..... same very base concept, perhaps. But there are some major differences not only in setup but also in style and tone, even if at their core they boil down to 'monster(s) kill people in dark corridors.' I prefer Alien, personally, but Aliens is probably the more superbly entertaining of the two--by today's standards, a lot of people find the original to be boring. I was glad when it got a re-release in theatres a few years ago, as I was able to prove to a few of my friends that their dismissal of the film as boring was poorly founded. On a somewhat related note, I hear that the blu-ray release of the entire series really worked wonders for the extended cut of Alien 3, which would have shown some promise if it weren't for the unfinished state of it. (I guess they brought people in to do some re-dubbing and everything?) Really makes me want to revisit it, as I've always suspected that there was more to Alien 3 to appreciate and admire than is generally thought to be the case. I particularly like this video defense of it, even if I feel like it somewhat misses the point: http://vimeo.com/76672771

post #14985 of 19951

the dis of Alien 3 was always so exhaggerated it was craaazy! Sure it was crazy but it kind of fitted the theme :)

 

As for alien and aliens the difference is that Alien is horror and Aliens is action. Horror only work well the first time you see it which is probably the biggest plus aliens has over it. But I do appreciate the original more anyway because I don´t have to deal with bad actors and poor dialogue in alien like I have to do in Aliens. Act less stupid please if you are supposed to try and survive. And I don´t quite enjoy the plastic look of aliens.

 

But they are both master pieces. Alien 3 is not quite as bulletproof no so can´t label it as a masterpiece but it´s superb in all it´s craziness. Can you expect somebody to keep their sanity in such environments. Some say you can´t care for convicts I sure can they are humans. Then we have Alien resurrection which got even more flac but it really isn´t bad.

 

Maybe the franchise that survived the most milking for me. Particularly if we count the first AVP which wasn´t to shabby. Requiem was vomit though. Prometheus a nice recover. 

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