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Hands down my favorite critic, I have three of his original review books, the rare critic who loved movies that seemed to go over the head of the serious critics.

 

He was one of the few early critics who got "Jaws" and "Star Wars" 

 

I have seen nothing but positive reviews about this film, I will check it out.

 

On the other hand the reviews on the new Transformers movie are beyond bad, some of the worst I have ever seen, makes for comical reading on Rotten Tomatoes.

 

I was shocked to see how bad they were, man...I've always been a luke-warm fan of the franchise, but I was at least hoping for something on par with the first few films. 

 

Let me know if you get a chance to see the Ebert film...he was even more interesting than I thought. 

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Michael Bay loves the long movie so 3 hours of what some critics claim is historically bad, well I think I'll stay away.

I dont mind long when there's a story to be told but... 

 

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I was shocked to see how bad they were, man...I've always been a luke-warm fan of the franchise, but I was at least hoping for something on par with the first few films. 

AGree'd the first two where horrendous, but the third and now Fourth.,, ugh it's all special effects and corny catch phrases. It watches like a 3 hour long commericial 

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AGree'd the first two where horrendous, but the third and now Fourth.,, ugh it's all special effects and corny catch phrases. It watches like a 3 hour long commericial 

 

no doubt...and how many scenes of Shia Lebeouf (sp?) over-acting can one man take? It was ridiculous in the last one, which is why I was welcoming Mark Wahlberg...but now it looks like the Fonz showed up and started jumping over sharks. 

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no doubt...and how many scenes of Shia Lebeouf (sp?) over-acting can one man take? It was ridiculous in the last one, which is why I was welcoming Mark Wahlberg...but now it looks like the Fonz showed up and started jumping over sharks. 


Placing your faith in Marky Marks acting ability to save a film will get you long odds in Vegas.

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A Brony Tale - 7/10, decided to check this one night showing with a few of my other friends to figure out what the big fuss was about My Little Pony. Pretty entertaining, funny, and enlightening movie, came away with a better understanding of the phenomenon.
 

 


Edited by warubozu - 7/10/14 at 12:38pm
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A Brony Tale - 7/10, decided to check this one night showing with a few of my other friends to figure out what the big fuss was about My Little Pony. Pretty entertaining, funny, and enlightening movie, came away with a better understanding of the phenomenon.
 

 

 

crap that looks good 

 

where did you see it, WHY is it not showing in a Theater near ME

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crap that looks good 

 

where did you see it, WHY is it not showing in a Theater near ME

 

At one of my local theaters that regularly shows international and art films along with major releases. For a one night one show run I was kind of surprised that there were quite a few who also went to see it. I had expected that the theater would have been near empty for that one showing as I haven't run across any advertisements nationally or locally for this movie. A friend of mines had mentioned the one night one showing of this movie to me and had convinced me to go.


Edited by warubozu - 7/10/14 at 1:31pm
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A Brony Tale - 7/10, decided to check this one night showing with a few of my other friends to figure out what the big fuss was about My Little Pony. Pretty entertaining, funny, and enlightening movie, came away with a better understanding of the phenomenon.

 

I even know some guys who are bronies, and I still don't understand it. I might need to see this as well.

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I even know some guys who are bronies, and I still don't understand it. I might need to see this as well.


I also didn't understand the whole phenomenon but have heard others talk about it. After watching this movie I got a better understanding of what the cartoon is about, why so many watch it, and that this isn't just another fad where people join just to be hip or cool.
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I even know some guys who are bronies, and I still don't understand it. I might need to see this as well.

 

 

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I also didn't understand the whole phenomenon but have heard others talk about it. After watching this movie I got a better understanding of what the cartoon is about, why so many watch it, and that this isn't just another fad where people join just to be hip or cool.

I dont get though why it got popular now, it's an old Franchise, did the movie mention what changed in the last like 30 years to make MYLP so popular with todays generation 

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Isn´t it just the new anime series or something that is popular. All I remember is some cartoon that was directed towards those who like ponys duh... 

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I dont get though why it got popular now, it's an old Franchise, did the movie mention what changed in the last like 30 years to make MYLP so popular with todays generation 

 

 

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Isn´t it just the new anime series or something that is popular. All I remember is some cartoon that was directed towards those who like ponys duh... 

 

No it isn't a new anime series and yes it is old originating back since 1982. The series started to draw a huge adult following that's been growing tremendously every year since 2010. The movie explains a little why it draws so many adults to watch and follow the series and to them it is more than a just a kids cartoon. The bronies are made up of adults that are no different than you and me who have a passion or interest in a specific subject, in this case a cartoon about little ponies. You'll have to watch the movie to understand why bronies and other adult followers of My Little Pony view the cartoon as more than just a kids cartoon.

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No it isn't a new anime series and yes it is old originating back since 1982. The series started to draw a huge adult following that's been growing tremendously every year since 2010. The movie explains a little why it draws so many adults to watch and follow the series and to them it is more than a just a kids cartoon. The bronies are made up of adults that are no different than you and me who have a passion or interest in a specific subject, in this case a cartoon about little ponies. You'll have to watch the movie to understand why bronies and other adult followers of My Little Pony view the cartoon as more than just a kids cartoon.

I guess I am old. I referred to a magazine that was out in the early 80´s. So a tv show that has been available for 4 years is new :D

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2 Guns:

Great movie. 8/10




The Angriest Man in Brooklyn:

Such a sad movie biggrin.gif I don't like sad movies. I'm sure most people here will like it though. I give it a 6/10 only because Mila Kunis is in it

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Red Desert (1964) - 9

 

Grey melancholic days coat an industrial landscape where the blaze of nature has been superseded by the artificial. Backdrop for an exploration of images, sounds, contrasts, feelings, tensions, sexual liberation and social games. Giuliana is the main character; a traumatized woman unable to fit into the artificial and chaotic world around her. A very unstable and capricious personality, prone to awkward gestures and behavior. The unnatural landscape of the industrial world where Giuliana wanders, seemingly influences her strange ways. The movie exerts a dichotomy between the natural ways of humans and the corruption of the machine in our habits and environment; an aspect that reminds me Tati's Playtime. In the Italian movie, the main premise is not so much to dissect the influence of the artificial and unnatural world in our social construct, but rather to essay about the cosmetic effects of our action in the surrounding environment and about the way we deal with it. The comical stance of Tati's film is also replaced by the contemplative atmosphere of Antonioni's singular cinema, while the mental imbalance of the main character sets the pace.

 

The dramatic component of the movie revolves mostly around the romantic mechanics between Giuliana and engineer Corrado Zeller, close friend of Giuliana's husband, Ugo, who runs a petrochemical plant. Michelangelo Antonioni employs brutal and unapologetic honesty to portray the affair. What initially appears to be mutual interest propelled by genuine empathy and affection eventually unravels somber contours as it becomes obvious that the love plot is fueled by nothing more than Giuliana's "insanity". But the truly sinister insight is the fact that Giuliana is perfectly aware of this all the time; she is not as naïve or absent-minded as she seems. In Red Desert, we watch a perverse exploitation of feelings and expectations orchestrated, deliberately or not, by Giuliana with almost all the characters who interact with her, especially Corrado. The only character who is immune to Giuliana's web is her own son, little Valerio, who in turn appears to have inherited the Machiavellian talent of his mother and, to her dismay, subjects her to his own cunning.

 

All of this, wraped in the alienated and very particular cinematic style of Antonioni, leaves me with a perplexing impression of unapologetic egocentrism. Red Desert is a thoroughly egocentric construction, perhaps an inherent characteristic of Antonioni's cinematic language. This is reflected not only in the human relations as it can be extrapolated to the relationship between the characters (or us humans) and the natural environment. At a certain moment in the movie, Corrado expresses what could very well be the European Zeitgeist in the 60s or simply Antonioni's personal beliefs: "After all what does one believe in? In Humanity... in a way, in justice a little less, in progress a little more." Dead nature is omnipresent in the whole movie, except in the short fantasy segment that Giuliana chronicles to her son; the magnificent view of a nature inviolate by Men's actions has, therefore, become nothing more than mirage or utopia in the postmodern age. No one seems disturbed with the consequences of progress in the natural landscape, other than Giuliana. Maybe the character played by Monica Vitti acts as a reactive element against such thought doctrine. Thematically and ideologically loaded movie, although slightly ambiguous. Red Desert is a beautiful and fascinating cinematic essay gifted with great visual enchantment. Excellent camera work and deliberated use of color. No technical remarks and I very much enjoyed the acting despite the dubbed voices. Red Desert goes into my favorite list. This is a wonderful masterpiece that puzzles as much as it marvels, and it's as simple as it is complex. Masterful filmmaking all around. Mandatory watch for any cinephile!


Edited by kkl10 - 7/16/14 at 8:11am
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