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Rogue
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Posted on 08-06-12 09:07 PM Link | Quote
Just finished watching Like Water for Chocolate. I don't know whether or not it was supposed to be a comedy. It was like someone outlined the premise for Mexican drama and told Mel Brooks to run with it.

Pretty much this girl is stuck following this tradition that as the youngest daughter she is not allowed to marry and has to take care of her mother until the old bitch's death. The girl falls in love with a boy, but her mother throws the oldest daughter his way, pretty much going, "Take it or leave it." So in an effort to be "near" the girl, he marries her sister, which makes the girl so sad she cries while baking their wedding cake and it makes all the wedding guests cry and then profusely vomit while eating it at the reception.

Conversely there's a scene where she's cooking while horny, which makes her sister run naked into the desert where she's picked up by a revolutionary and the last they hear of her for a while is that she's working at a whore house.

There's a lot of other surreal shit, but..

Spoiler:
...eventually the girl gets her boy, 22 years later, after his wife (her sister) dies from farting in bed. The movie ends with him dying during orgasm with her, she eats matches, catches on fire, and his daughter's daughter lives happily ever after re-telling the entire story with half an onion on her head.
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Posted on 08-12-12 01:46 AM Link | Quote
Total Recall (2012)

I don't know how or why, but after awhile I started to feel slightly optimistic about this one, as did some of my friends. So we all went in expecting... bad, but good fun and cool action.

We were wrong.

Very wrong.
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Posted on 08-12-12 03:53 AM Link | Quote
So, original is superior then?

And the action... they failed on the action and special effects?

Edit: Oh yeah...

So I saw The Watch and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter last week... the first was actually a pretty entertaining movie that at least made a decent pass at creativity. Abe Lincoln... kinda sucked (no pun intended). I wanted to like it so badly, but... no.... just no.


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Posted on 08-12-12 12:15 PM Link | Quote
No comparison. This was probably one of the most boring movies I've seen in theaters since Aeon Flux. I want my time and money back.
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Posted on 08-24-12 12:51 AM Link | Quote
OMGOMGOMG

So... Cinemark is doing a Classic Series for the next few weeks on Thursdays. Tonight they showed Jaws, so we drove down to Pittsburgh to see it. I have to admit it really is a very different experience to see it on the big screen... and it was totally awesome.

... and they didn't update the rating from the original PG... wow standards were different in the 70s... should have stayed that way. But yeah... theater full of kids and others, it was great.
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Posted on 08-25-12 12:47 AM Link | Quote
The original Indiana Jones is coming back here in November or something. Totally stoked.

Seriously how have theaters not had the idea to have a permanent theater or two for old movies? That would be incredible.
Rogue
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Posted on 08-25-12 12:57 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by X
Seriously how have theaters not had the idea to have a permanent theater or two for old movies? That would be incredible.

We have them here. ;-) It's the old movie palaces, mostly. You know, they have only one screen so might as well not compete with the multiplexes and just do their own thing.

We've also got movies on the beach events where you can just show up, lay out a blanket and watch a movie on an inflatable screen for free.


Finally saw Drive. Pretty decent, though the ending could have been better. I don't know.

I'm kind of laughing because people kept saying this one scene was really gruesome and made people squirm when they saw it. It did nothing of the sort to me.
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Posted on 12-23-12 12:30 AM Link | Quote
So I rented Brave from Netflix since it seemed interesting... and I have to say that I am not actually disappointed in it. Granted, it's not really what I was expecting, but it does play out in Disney style so I am not really surprised. I do admit though that I think Merida is my favorite Princess now. Never had one of those before.
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Posted on 12-24-12 01:15 PM Link | Quote
Yeah, Brandon and I saw Brave in 3D a couple days ago at the cheap theater.

I liked it, but honestly, it felt more like one of Pixar's middling movies. Not to the emotional masterpiece level of Up, Wall-E, or Toy Story 3 for me.

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I kept wondering how she was able to convince the men that the bear was her mother. It was like they just went with it and got upset when it looked like the bear was still a bear and Merida was crying over it.

Still, it was good to see them bond and all that while she was a bear.


And while I also liked Merida (and I'm glad the story wasn't just her meeting a prince/thief and THAT'S the WHOLE movie), I felt like they were really trying to go, "See! Look! She's an archer and she's not interested in boys! And.. and... she's so far, FAAAAAR removed from those other, WEAKER princesses you all pick on. She rock climbed this ledge and then drank from the WATERFALL. So you like her, right? I mean, you gotta!"

They even had to illustrate how her mother was able to boss the men around with a purposeful stare.

Even though Mulan was technically not a princess, she apparently follows the princess mythology and therefore she gets marketed with others. I feel like Disney got her the most right -- I mean, while there's a man involved, she doesn't pine after him and there's no romantic leaning, although he seems to dig her at the end. At the same time, she's also a warrior and she saves the day and all of her country. Eh...

I guess, at least they made Merida have flaws. She was prideful, impulsive, stubborn, bratty and not ladylike. Makes her more realistic than if she just always knew what to do and was always able to fix the situation.


OK.. I just looked up a video on the making of and noticed Kevin McKidd was one of the clan leaders and got stupidly excited while talking to Brandon just now about how they totally should have used most of the cast of Trainspotting (since Kelly McDonald was in that too). And we keep laughing about how Ewan McGregor's character would have to find a really disgusting privy and Ewen Bremner would be one of the suitors and have some really disgusting thing (not necessarily shit) wrapped in a bed sheet that gets splattered on Merida and her parents.
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Posted on 01-05-13 12:41 PM Link | Quote
I do agree that they went pretty far in trying to distance her from the other princesses, which they really didn't need to do. The plot of the movie was very, well... overly simple really. And there wasn't a villain, which is just weird to me. So while Merida is my new favorite princess, I still think that Sleeping Beauty is my favorite plot.

So I am apparently going to see Les Miserables on Sunday night with two of my coworkers (finally giving this girl's night out thing a try)... I will fully admit I am going because of a review that mentions all the actors as previous action/comic book characters they played.
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Posted on 01-09-13 06:46 PM Link | Quote
Ok... so Les Mis was interesting and overall very well done. Though songs with more than two people singing get really confusing.
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Posted on 01-25-13 12:22 PM Link | Quote
On my last trip to Wal*Mart, I ended up buying a special edition copy of The Mutant Chronicles, starring Thomas Jane and Ron Pearlman, for $5.

It was like watching someone else run an RPG based on a comic book.

Pretty much these 5 corporations have taken over the Earth and they're constantly making the people fight eachother in this neverending world war (that looks like a highly mechanized version of World War I with trench warfare, the same helmets and uniforms, but more modern tanks and guns). At the same time, there's this thing called "The Machine" that was left underground by an alien race and when it goes active, it turns humans that are put through it into mindless, mutant marauders.

Only the monks knew about -- or at least maintained the knowledge and history of -- "The Machine," so a rag-tag group of fighters from all sides of the war are gathered to destroy the Machine. You've got your noble, but token black guy that dies first, your single mother with 61 kills, your Asian who just wants to bang all the ladies and is good at hand-to-hand combat, your cussing Mexican who keeps referencing his mother, your was-earlier-seen-fighting-the-main-character-and-has-now-joined-forces-with-him, your monk (Ron Pearlman), his short-haired and unspeaking female apprentice, and of course your leather-jacketed white, American hero, Thomas Jane.

Yup...
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Posted on 02-02-13 10:39 AM Link | Quote
Wow, just toss in a Native American imparting pearls of wisdom or struggling with alcoholism and you have all your stereotypes.
Rogue
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Posted on 02-02-13 10:01 PM Link | Quote
LOL!! And a sudden wind would kick up and billow through his long, flowing hair as he imparted those pearls of wisdom at that. HAHA.

Watching Cher and Christina Aguilera in Burlesque. Most of this movie is damn annoying (Christina), but Cher and Stanley Tucci make it all better.
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Posted on 02-20-13 09:58 PM Link | Quote
I fell asleep during Mutant Chronicles.

Just saw Side Effects, though. I was very pleasantly surprised. Quite good.
Rogue
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Posted on 02-21-13 11:16 PM Link | Quote
Finally watched How the West Was Won all the way through after years of meaning to. It's one of those films you have to see eventually since it's a classic piece of filmmaking.

While it got a bit boring in parts, I'd still recommend it for the star-studded, American epic it is.


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Rogue
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Posted on 04-03-13 12:30 PM Link | Quote
Finally saw Django Unchained. I liked it, but it got convoluted when Christoph Waltz and Django were plotting how to get his wife back.

Still it had some of the funniest scene I've seen in a movie in a while.
Rogue
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Posted on 04-05-13 08:24 PM Link | Quote
Saw Warm Bodies. I liked it. More than Zombieland even, though Z-land had other quirky things going for it (I just wasn't feeling the Columbus/Wichita love story).

Jesus, so many people brought their kids who all kept talking, shouting, and screaming throughout the film while other people loudly went, "SHHHHHHH!!" Distracting, much?

Anyway, I thought the movie was cute.
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Posted on 04-10-13 12:57 PM Link | Quote
I totally forgot about "Warm Bodies"! And I had wanted to see it too!

I saw "Olympus Has Fallen" about two weeks ago. Honestly? I loved it. Its easy for me to throw reality out the door and just be entertained by what I'm watching, so keeping that in mind, "Olympus" was fantastic. The cast worked really well together. And, is it just me, or can Girard Butler pretty much do anything? I mean, he's REALLY freaking talented. He's got things like this and 300, Phantom of the Opera, and some chick flicks under his belt. I saw the one with Jennifer Aniston, and didn't really care for the movie, but as far as analyzing Girard Butler...dude, the guy pulls off whatever role he's in. I can't help but just admire that.

Oh, and the action didn't disappoint me. I'm pretty sure it's my love for action movies since I was a really little kid that helped me say "Screw it. Just because 'that can't happen in real life' doesn't mean this isn't entertaining as all hell."

Oh! And I saw Jurassic Park in 3-D and Evil Dead this past Friday. I was like a giddy little kid again with Jurassic Park. It was very well done. Lots of 1993 asses in your face though. Watch it and you'll know what I mean. And Evil Dead was okay. I mean, even the original franchise was meant for entertainment value only, whether it was scarier or on the funnier side. It was a B movie, and that's what B movies are, if I am correct. So, yeah. Basically, last three things I saw were a good use of my time and I don't feel the need to rip them apart.
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Posted on 04-11-13 07:37 PM Link | Quote
Jurassic Park in IMAX. Enough said.
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