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Old 08-23-2009, 03:30 PM   #3931 (permalink)
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You probably have the display length longer per page.
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Old 08-23-2009, 06:32 PM   #3932 (permalink)
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Sidewinder, what did you think of it?

I just saw Noroi - The Curse ..



It's about a paranormal researcher who researches strange occurrences which are of course related. A kidnapping, possession, ancient rituals, psychics and people dying in mysterious ways. The researcher has a camera man and they document everything that happens on film. Basically, the whole movie is shot like a documentary style film with interviews, shaky camera movement with bad quality and bits of TV edited in. The movie starts out with a mystery and the viewer comes along for the ride when the investigator tries to unravel it.

Of course, like they did with Blairwitch, the filmmakers here have tried to make a story that seems like it could be true. The people in the film are supposed to feel like real people rather than actors and of coruse the documentary style is supposed to give you a feeling of credibility. It actually works out quite well, very few of the people in the film actually feel like actors. There is one particularly annoying tin foil man that gets a lot of onscreen time which is perhaps the least credible and there are a couple of things people do here that might seem a little weird, but overall they did a very good job of making this seem "real".

The reason I wanted to watch it is I've read quite a lot of praise and I also read that this was going to be really scary. To me it was good, reasonably entertaining and the mystery was interesting. I didn't find the movie very scary - it's not really the kind of horror that scares me the most - so with that bit out of the picture, I thought the movie was a little slow-paced.

I'd say good, but not essential .. Those who enjoy mystery films should watch it. People who thought the Blairwitch Project was spooky might also like this if they like getting scared. The movies are quite different in everything except the way it tells the story (people filming what happens to them), but if that's what made Blairwitch work for you, it probably does the job just as well in this one if not better.

7/10!
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Old 08-23-2009, 09:04 PM   #3933 (permalink)
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I've rented Rosemary's Baby twice and had to return it before I could see it both times. Eventually I'll get to it.
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Old 08-23-2009, 09:39 PM   #3934 (permalink)
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Saw it opening night at midnight (friend of mine practically dragged me)




Saw this on Friday, incredibly well done movie, I enjoyed it far more than Inglorious Basterds.



Older Jim Henson movie, very dark for a child's movie.



Never get tired of this movie.
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Old 08-23-2009, 09:49 PM   #3935 (permalink)
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Saw it opening night at midnight (friend of mine practically dragged me)




Saw this on Friday, incredibly well done movie, I enjoyed it far more than Inglorious Basterds.

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I enjoyed District 9 much, much more than Inglourious Basterds as well. What did you think of Pitt's performance in Basterds?
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I found him to be the comic relief in the movie, but like I said I was already having a ****ty night before and I was tired so I think that probably affected my opinion more than anything else. The French actress was easily the best part in the movie, especially during the end, her laughter was truly haunting.
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I found him to be the comic relief in the movie, but like I said I was already having a ****ty night before and I was tired so I think that probably affected my opinion more than anything else. The French actress was easily the best part in the movie, especially during the end, her laughter was truly haunting.
Well, it could have been your mood I suppose. I myself thought he had the poorest performance of the entire cast. It was almost as if he were over-playing the character, if that makes sense. He turned the part into a caricature of what it should have been, making him funny yes, but not really realistic or easy to relate to. Just my opinion though...

And yes, I completely agree with you that the French actress was quite good, as well as the actor who played Col. Landa.
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I liked both of them.
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I went and saw District 9 today.



I thought it was really, really good. Raised a lot of social issues; was alarming and disturbing but at the same time eerily heartbreaking. I also liked that South Africa was the chosen location for the film rather than somewhere in the US - was something different and also something that for some reason felt a little closer to home.
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Old 08-24-2009, 02:50 AM   #3940 (permalink)
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A good movie with some excellent animation.

how is it that there's a page 394 that I can't access?
Ah yes, Ralph Bakshi's last good movie.

Flawed, but highly worth a look.

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Older Jim Henson movie, very dark for a child's movie.
Ah yes, this is a childhood favorite for me, even when I watched it again like a year ago, it still held up incredibly well.

Hensen really was one creative motherf*cker, but I think people overlook his technical wizzardry as well, I still scratch my head trying to think about how he made a lot of those puppets.

Awesome movie.
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