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Old 08-30-2009, 08:31 AM   #3991 (permalink)
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I think it's odd that people who like this film acknowledge it's incredibly stupid, yet most didn't enjoy the squeal because it's too stupid. I don't get it...what made it cross the imaginary line of retardation which separates the fun stupid from bad stupid?
It is stupid, but I think it just manages to maintain a kind of charm. Even though it's not labeled as a comedy genre-wise (imdb says Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller), I laughed a lot during this movie because it was funny and over the top. If the "comedy" hadn't worked, then I don't think I personally would have liked it.

It's easy to imagine how this could become an unfunny action mess or become too silly and embarassing. I think it manages to balance nicely between those two so it just works. I haven't seen the second one, but I think I'll give it a shot.
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Old 08-30-2009, 02:09 PM   #3992 (permalink)
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Let me just say that I'm happy I checked this out of the library because there's no way I'd pay money to see it. The "twist" was tired and predictable and Di Niro and Pacino are really starting to show their age.
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Old 08-30-2009, 02:12 PM   #3993 (permalink)
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Old 08-30-2009, 02:14 PM   #3994 (permalink)
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Old 08-30-2009, 04:59 PM   #3995 (permalink)
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Me and the GF went to the cinema and saw Sam Raimi's "Drag Me To Hell" ..



Wow, what a movie. Christine Brown gets cursed by an old lady (witch) where she's tormented by this ghostly demon for 3 days before it takes her to hell. Of course, she has to deal with the spirit's torments and try to avoid her spooky fate. It's a fairly outlandish plot, but Raimi's effective style and some subtle insertions of humour make it all come together. The movie was actually pretty spooky too! Not the kind of spooks that will make you look over your shoulder when you walk home afterwards, but definetly the kind of spooky which makes for a very exciting film. I felt a bit bad for the GF, though. Being familiar with Raimi's earlier films, I expected something more like Evil Dead 2 and comforted my GF (who didn't want to watch a scary flick) that it was probably more like a horror comedy and that it wouldn't be scary .. She was hiding under my jacket through much of the film. I'm sorry!

Anyways, I thought it was an excellent film, truly refreshing to watch. Those who are familiar with Raimi's earlier films , particularly the Evil Dead trilogy, will notice little tributes, signatures or whatever you call things he's done in his older films .. And I think some of those were deliberately put in to please fans of his Evil Dead movies.

I was pleased! Watch it if you feel like watching an effective, exciting and occasionally funny horror movie.
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titanic was on tv tonight, i cryed. hadnt seen it from i was young & didnt obviously fully understand it, god movies from your childhood are so much better when you watch them later in life .
poor jack is all i can say
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Pretty brutal movie at times, but man is it ever well made and acted. I'm not normally a Nicolas Cage fan but he did a very good job in this movie. One of these days I'm going to get around to watching Hotel Rwanda, Blood Diamond, and Lord of War all in a row and see how I feel afterwards.



Wasn't overly impressed with this movie, however it really wasn't THAT bad, in fact I thought the acting from everyone in it was above what I had expected. My only real complaint was the shortness of the film, however I got it for free from the library so I guess I can't really complain too much. I think some movies are getting arbitrarily longer, but then there are some movies that do the bare minimum of 90 minutes. Every so often it's nice to not have to sit through 2 - 2 1/2 hours of movie.
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Wasn't overly impressed with this movie, however it really wasn't THAT bad, in fact I thought the acting from everyone in it was above what I had expected. My only real complaint was the shortness of the film, however I got it for free from the library so I guess I can't really complain too much. I think some movies are getting arbitrarily longer, but then there are some movies that do the bare minimum of 90 minutes. Every so often it's nice to not have to sit through 2 - 2 1/2 hours of movie.
I have to really agree with you on this, it was a good concept, but just was not overly impressed.
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So many people I know talked this movie up big time, telling me how hilarious it was and how they never stopped laughing, yada yada yada. After all that, I was really stoked to see it, and boy was it a big let down. Yes, it had it's moments, and I think Sandra Bullock is a good comedic actress, but this movie was waaay more chick flick than comedy. It was...cute. Not great and not overly funny. Terribly predictable and cliche. Probably won't watch it again and wouldn't recommend anyone else run out and see it either.
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Old 08-31-2009, 12:24 AM   #4000 (permalink)
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Funny People - Not Apatow's best, probably in the middle, miles ahead of Knocked Up, but still so far behind 40YOV on both drama and comedy. Sandler effectively carries this film for a good 90 minutes until they probably bring in Mann/Bana. It's a film that is basically based around characters you are supposed to dislike, people around the LA scene for the most parts, celebs who are selfish, pricks, and above others, and then leeches.

Probably a 7/10 though from me.
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