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post #196 of 456
DLP, the conservatives among us should be along any minute now to tell you that Moore made it all up

Last movie I watched was Office Space. VASTLY overrated by the slashdot crowd, or perhaps many of them just identify with Milton too much.
post #197 of 456
Hmm... no select-fire switch. Guess it's all or nothing! As far as Tomb Raider goes that pissed me off since in the game Laura runs around with Desert Eagles...





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Nah, it was a Beretta 92FS.

http://www.longmountain.com/movieguns/Underworld



They pretty much took the USP Match straight from Tomb Raider too.

http://www.longmountain.com/movieguns/TombRaider
post #198 of 456
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Aguirre, the Wrath of God

Great story. German speaking conquistadors, Mexican actress, mostly shot with one camera. DVD includes a commentary with the director, Werner Herzog. Recommended by Blessingx to get me into Herzog/Kinski films and expand from the Kurosawa/Mifune rut. One of the few amazon new/used that took almost a month to arrive. Worth the wait I'd say.
post #199 of 456
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Originally posted by aeberbach
Last movie I watched was Office Space. VASTLY overrated by the slashdot crowd, or perhaps many of them just identify with Milton too much.
torgon's going to strike you down for that comment. it's comedic genius, damnit. you just obviously haven't watched it enough times yet.


this weekend i was sick so i stayed home and watched dvds all weekend. i even broke out my crappy region-free player and it ended up being a weekend of all foreign films. i started off with asia, and ended with the u.k.:
versus
kenshin oav: trust and betrayal (i refuse to call it samurai x, damnit)
a better tomorrow

28 days later
trainspotting (r2 the definitive edition, uncut)
lock, stock, and two smoking barrels (r2 director's cut)


first off, versus is just AWESOME. during the whole movie all i could think of was "this is a japanese evil dead 2!" and i was excited as hell. it was fabulously gorey and completely insane, with great cinematography. it had little mini rushes with the camera through bushes and stuff, it was just great. some would scream ripoff, others would scream wonderful (me). zombies, gore (tons), samurai swords/fighting, and guns were the core of this movie. the fact that the whole movie takes place in a gorgeous forest would help appeal to the druish/goth crowd! it's great, but _make sure_ you get the director's cut. i have heard the edited versions are downright boring.

a better tomorrow was sort of disappointing. the dvd's subtitles were rather poor in a lot of parts (bad translations, timing problems, etc.) and just overall the movie had poorly done melodrama. i guess i was expecting another great work from woo after i had watched the killer and hard boiled, but man can he not do drama at all. it's so sad, his action scenes are just total genius. i watched hard boiled again recently, and then like a week later watched the superbit of desperado. i was just totally torn, i couldn't even bare to watch it. all the action scenes were such a ripoff, i wouldn't be suprised if rodriguez kept a copy of hard boiled on the set while they were filming. oh well, i still have hopes for a better tomorrow 2..

i had only seen trainspotting once before, and that was during its short theatrical release in america in 1996. i didn't really like the movie then. sometimes i wonder if it's me, or the movie that's changed. anyway, i really enjoyed it this time around and see now why people like it so much. the uncut version seemed to add a few more shots involving the baby and the needle into mcgregor's arm. some of the deleted scenes were interesting too, but i see why they kept them out.

watching 28 days later for the second time made me realize that it really isn't so great and i can see why a lot of people hate it. but i'm one of those zombie lovers, and so any movie with zombies in it is just plain good. the soundtrack is incredible too. i also decided that the "radical alternate ending" would've made the movie tons better, even though it sort of sucked. they storyboarded it and read the dialogue on the dvd, so it wasn't ever actually filmed or anything. apparently they came up with it in post-production but scrapped it and explain why. i don't want to give anything away, but i'm sure most of you will be able to find out next month when the dvd comes out in region 1.

lock stock had some great added scenes. there was more sting, a few dialogues were lengthened. nothing completely crazy, but it was just more informative of the story as a whole. i liked the additions and i don't want to watch my r1 copy anymore.


anyway, it was a great weekend for movies for me. being sick isn't always all bad.
post #200 of 456
Just saw the Hunted with Benicio del Toro and Tommy Lee Jones.

Good movie but the main highlight for me was the awesome knife fight choreography!! Damn, theres something inherently more deadly and beautiful in lethal close combat than simply shooting a gun. A display of real skill with a blade really inspires awe in me.
post #201 of 456
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Originally posted by SteeleBlayde
Just saw the Hunted with Benicio del Toro and Tommy Lee Jones.

Good movie but the main highlight for me was the awesome knife fight choreography!! Damn, theres something inherently more deadly and beautiful in lethal close combat than simply shooting a gun. A display of real skill with a blade really inspires awe in me.
Agreed. The training scenes had my jaw dropping and doing the Neo style "Whoa", just seeing how quickly and efficiently you could dispatch a human being with a knife up close and personal.
post #202 of 456
I know! The training scenes gave me the shivers! It gave me goosebumps when they were explaining what each strike and slash did, brutally efficient and deadly. Basically the art of killing someone in close combat in as quick a way as possible with a minimum amount of struggle from the victim.
post #203 of 456

Re: Aguirre, the Wrath of God



My man... you need to see "My Best Fiend" Amazing Documentary...

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Originally posted by fractus2
Great story. German speaking conquistadors, Mexican actress, mostly shot with one camera. DVD includes a commentary with the director, Werner Herzog. Recommended by Blessingx to get me into Herzog/Kinski films and expand from the Kurosawa/Mifune rut. One of the few amazon new/used that took almost a month to arrive. Worth the wait I'd say.
post #204 of 456
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Re: Re: Aguirre, the Wrath of God

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Originally posted by archosman
My man... you need to see "My Best Fiend" Amazing Documentary...
Archosman, Think I'll get that one next. Herzog talks about My Best Fiend when he describes the off camera rifle incident at the camp. I've got Nosferatu the Vampyre en route right now. I think there are five Herzog/Kinski films to collect?
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Recommended by Blessingx to get me into Herzog/Kinski films and expand from the Kurosawa/Mifune rut.
Hey, wait a second..., was it you that recommended Herzog/Kinski to me? I could be mixed up.
post #205 of 456

The Core & Anger Management Double Feature

The Core was alot of fun...kind of like the film "Armegeddon" upside-down with a super cast of actors. Pop the corn and crank up the 5.1.



I also enjoyed Anger Management. Nicholson is terrific. I have never been a big Adam Sandler fan, but his work in this and in "Punch Drunk Love" has really changed my mind about him as an actor.

post #206 of 456
The early '80s French film Diva. Amazon now has a widescreen version. Tonight I'll watch the latest Harry Potter DVD.
post #207 of 456
Just saw the movie "Magnolia" - pretty amazing!
post #208 of 456
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Just saw the movie "Magnolia" - pretty amazing!
I love that film as well. Tom Cruise and Philip S. Hoffman at their finest...and you gotta love those frogs.

For me it was "Dreamcatcher" last night. I am a King fan and think that regardless of all the bad press this film got...it is one of the best book to film Stephen King translations. It's very long as it covers much of the 620 page book. I was grateful to have read the book as it helped me deal with certain conventions used in the film. Plus...it's full of some really scary stuff and takes place in the woods in Maine where my family had my childhood camp. (even though it was shot in Canada)

I saw this one in the theater and enjoyed it at home as well. A possible keeper...I am a fan of Damian Lewis and Morgan Freeman who both give great performances. The rest of the ensemble cast is terrific as well.

And I am a total sucker for alien invasion flicks.

post #209 of 456
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My Sassy Girl





Wow, very impressed with this movie I just got from an ebay auction. On a recommendation from Chinchy, my first ebay purchase was a burn, and the second one took about a month to get here (seller actually gave me a refund as it seemed to be lost in the "media" mail). It was well worth the wait and persistence.

It looks like a romantic chick flick but it is so far from this narrow classification IMO. Funny LoL, easy to follow subs, and if you watch it with your other half a tear jerker to boot. The story takes you to unexpected twists that in itself would seem off the wall but the screenplay makes it work. This movie was (is) very big in Korea and is available on ebay or HKFlix (region 3). From the opening scenes you have to watch closely as everything ties in to how the story unfolds. Highly recommended. One of my top five films so far this year, easy.
post #210 of 456

Jurassic Park III

I had seen this before, but after seeing "Laurel Canyon" and "Mansfield Park" rented it to see Alesando Nivola's performance again.

The movie was fun and rocked the house sound system....nice on the Dolby Headphone set too.

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