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Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2009, 09:48:43 PM »
what? you liked JFK?
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Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2009, 09:55:19 PM »
No, but he had flops throughout his career.

After JFK he had a rally.  Natural Born Killers and Nixon.  We'll not mention Heaven and Earth.  Also, The Doors came out at the same time as JFK, so who paid attention to the latter?

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Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2009, 07:51:22 AM »
Dead Snow is getting raves... But can't find it yet.  Anyway, putting it here to remind me to continue looking for it, and to get all of you interested.

Zombie Nazi comedy?  Oh yes.

Here be teasers:

http://www.deadsnow.com/
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Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2009, 12:54:29 PM »
Stone does kinda suck as a director.  My problem with him is that he's prone to artistic liscense with shit that's supposed to be a "true story".  If you watch an interview with Billy Hayes who wrote Midnight Express, you realize how much Stone fucked with the screenplay and altered the events of the story... it's something that is pretty symptomatic of his career I'm afraid.  I loved a lot of his movies... I've hated a lot of them too... but I'll never really trust anything Stone has to say about American politics or history. 

That said, I really want to see W.  It looks hilarious.
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Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2009, 04:20:21 PM »
So is this talking about movies in 2008? Slumdog Millionaire was okay, if a little bit into the whole poverty-as-pornography thing. Milk was good, but the documentary (The Times of Harvey Milk) is much better. Dark Knight was fun. There Will Be Blood owned. Pineapple Express was mediocre. Tropic Thunder was good. Hellboy 2 was better than Hellboy and okay.

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Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2009, 04:24:36 PM »
More just current (08/09) movies that aren't worth creating a new thread.  Or at least, that was my idea.  Just to stop all the one-post threads about Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 or whatever it is Monkey watches all the time.

If it's worth discussion (such as Dark Knight), then that's worth a thread.

And Milk is downloaded and waiting for me.  Pineapple Express sucked, in my opinion.




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Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2009, 04:27:16 PM »
The most generous interpretation of Pineapple Express is as a satire of action movies; even at that it's pretty fucking weak, and I've seen funnier stoner movies.

Benjamin Button is downloaded and ready for me.

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Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2009, 04:30:56 PM »
That movie looks like shit.  But it's the darling right now, isn't it?

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Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2009, 04:33:53 PM »
I guess? It's hard for me to take Brad Pitt seriously in artful movies. But Benjamin Button has been gunning for awards since they came up with the idea.

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Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2009, 04:45:30 PM »
It's David Fincher. I'm immediately predisposed to like it.

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Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
« Reply #25 on: January 26, 2009, 04:48:01 PM »
It's Victory Party's new favorite movie.  So that means I hate it.

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Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
« Reply #26 on: January 26, 2009, 10:08:33 PM »
I just saw Tropic Thunder over the weekend. All I have to say is that it was fucking great in terms of the humor and campy violence.

Next weekend, I'll probably watch In Bruges. I have it at home from Netflix. Has anyone seen it yet?

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Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2009, 10:29:50 PM »

Next weekend, I'll probably watch In Bruges. I have it at home from Netflix. Has anyone seen it yet?

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Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2009, 12:01:10 AM »
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1121931/

Crank 2! I'm watching Crank right now thanks to the magic of my DVR and, god, I can't wait. I love this shit!

The new premise is a device that needs regular electric shock or something. Whatever. I just want to watch Jason hurt people.

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Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
« Reply #29 on: January 27, 2009, 12:02:39 AM »
I love how USA has replaced all instances of "fuck" with "freak".

"YOU FREAKING MOTHER FREAKER! FREAK YOU!"