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Old 10-27-2012, 12:49 PM   #12411 (permalink)
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Spirited Away (2001)

Loved it, like I love everything Miyazaki does. The man is one of the best storytellers I've come across and there's always so much detail in every frame. Not sure if I liked this better than Princess Mononoke but I definitely enjoyed it a little more than My Neighbor Totoro. I think I will take a bit of a break from his movies though, I want them to be treats thrown in every now and then, and not just binge on them like I've been doing. The film deserves every bit of praise it gets though, if you haven't seen it and you like fantasy you owe it to yourself to see it.
Miyazaki really just doesn't have a bad movie, period. Even his movies that don't match his typical quality are still fantastic.
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:43 PM   #12412 (permalink)
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Dead Snow
Pretty good Norwegian homage to Evil Dead. Despite a few bad green screen moments I thought it was a solid movie. A couple of good scares in the first half, plenty of laughs and gross out moments in the second half. What more can you ask for from Nazi zombies?
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:32 AM   #12413 (permalink)
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The A-Team (US 2010) and I lost interest after the first half an hour or so. It was big on computer effects, explosions, flight scenes, etc, but missed the characters and humour of the original. Liam Neeson was adequate in the George Peppard role, but the other actors were badly miscast. Maybe I'm particularly dense, but I could not make sense of the plot, which seemed to be muddled, with little or no logic. It is a pity that the cast of the original TV series did not make a feature-length film at the time. However, any episode of the TV series would be preferable to this film.

I do not know if it is just me, but I found the dialogue to be muffled and inaudible.

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Old 10-28-2012, 08:06 AM   #12414 (permalink)
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will probably be watching "Skyfall" on Monday
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:47 PM   #12415 (permalink)
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Pontypool (2009)
A great example of what you can do on a minimal budget with a good script and good actors. This movie mostly takes place on one set with a small group of characters, and shows surprisingly little, but still manages to be tense and clever. The less you know going in the better, but it's a pretty original horror premise presented in a very unique way, with a great performance from Stephen McHattie.
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:56 AM   #12416 (permalink)
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Instant Netflix has been recommending that movie to me for ages, I may have to finally break down and watch it, once I get Xbox Live Gold and can start watching Netflix on my TV again.

Anyhow I watched this last night



Evolution (2001)

Ivan Reitman has an interesting career because there's a couple of films by him we all love to point out as comedic classics, but then there's films like Kindergarden Cop and Junior that we like to make excuses for by saying how he directed Ghostbusters and Stripes. I'm not sure where Evolution sits on this list, at times its got some really funny parts and David Duchovny and Orlando Bloom have a really good chemistry together, but there are some really unsubtle symbolism and themes that seem kind of preachy at times that I never really noticed until last night. By the end I was just kind of looking forward to the movie being over, which is a bummer because this has always been one of those films I liked to tout as an underrated gem from the early '00's and one of the better sci-fi comedies. Still if you're a fan of Ghostbusters and Men in Black then you'll probably get a few laughs out of this.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:43 AM   #12417 (permalink)
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I remember going into that with really low expectations and saying afterwords: "That was actually pretty awesome".
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:01 AM   #12418 (permalink)
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Ivan Reitman has an interesting career because there's a couple of films by him we all love to point out as comedic classics, but then there's films like Kindergarden Cop and Junior that we like to make excuses for by saying how he directed Ghostbusters and Stripes. I'm not sure where Evolution sits on this list, at times its got some really funny parts and David Duchovny and Orlando Bloom have a really good chemistry together, but there are some really unsubtle symbolism and themes that seem kind of preachy at times that I never really noticed until last night. By the end I was just kind of looking forward to the movie being over, which is a bummer because this has always been one of those films I liked to tout as an underrated gem from the early '00's and one of the better sci-fi comedies. Still if you're a fan of Ghostbusters and Men in Black then you'll probably get a few laughs out of this.
I felt the same way about that movie. It was entertaining but not great, basically Ghostbusters with aliens instead of ghosts. The thing that saves it for me, as you mentioned, is the chemistry between the actors. Not just Duchovny and Bloom, but all of them really seemed like they were having a good time filming with each other and that translates into it being fun to watch.
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Not sure if I want to go through with seeing this or not. I definitely think it will be way too ambitious for my tastes, but because of the fact that it's going to be so ambitious, I almost feel like I have to see it.
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:29 PM   #12420 (permalink)
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I remember going into that with really low expectations and saying afterwords: "That was actually pretty awesome".
Yeah it's definitely a better movie if you severely lower your expectations, but this is the guy who directed Ghostbusters so the idea that I have to lower my expectations for one of his movies is kind of ludicrous to begin with.

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I felt the same way about that movie. It was entertaining but not great, basically Ghostbusters with aliens instead of ghosts. The thing that saves it for me, as you mentioned, is the chemistry between the actors. Not just Duchovny and Bloom, but all of them really seemed like they were having a good time filming with each other and that translates into it being fun to watch.
They all did have a good chemistry, but I think it took them a little too long to fully team up so Duchovny and Bloom stand out the most as they were together the entire movie. Sean William Scott was a pretty good character even if he was a little one-note, but given this was only 2-years after American Pie it's hard to begrudge him for not being as good as he was in later movies like Goon (2011).
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