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  • ronuds 7 May 2013 21:16:09 21,788 posts
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    Steve_Perry wrote:
    L_Franko wrote:
    Looper - 6/10

    It was ok but wasn't overly keen on the main characters.
    Conclusion doesn't get near the promise of the films premise. Runs itself into a corner and can't get back out.
    I liked it! It was strange how cars didn't seem to advance with everything else, though.
  • Trowel 8 May 2013 17:13:31 17,796 posts
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    Just watched Looper too, 6/10 seems fair, less perhaps as it turns into a bit of a mess toward the end doesn't it.

    Strikes me as though initially the story was written with the single interesting looper concept in mind, which eventually wasn't strong enough or didn't make enough sense as a plot, so randomly a completely different genre was thrown in on top rendering large elements of the movie nonsensical.
  • TarickStonefire 8 May 2013 17:19:06 3,128 posts
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    I don't think Looper's ending is nonsensical. Which bits? I always thought it was one of the few time travel movies where everything that mattered made as much sense as it needed to. You can't overthink time travel movies, they tie you up in knots, largely because time travel is completely and utterly fictional with no set rules so everyone does it differently.

    Also, I didn't think all that much at all had 'advanced' technologically in the future, and I liked how the cars the general public owned were basically just current-day models retro-fitted with futuristic attachments.

    I also think the thematic switch from apparent time-travel gangsters-n-guns movie to something more simple and relationship-based was a great move, and anchored the whole thing.

    In other words, 9/10.

    But hey, everyone's different :)

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  • pistol 8 May 2013 17:24:14 13,019 posts
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    American Pie Reunion

    Only watched as had 2 other programmes recording.

    All I can say is why?

    1/10
  • Trowel 8 May 2013 17:33:28 17,796 posts
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    TarickStonefire wrote:
    I don't think Looper's ending is nonsensical. Which bits? I always thought it was one of the few time travel movies where everything that mattered made as much sense as it needed to. You can't overthink time travel movies, they tie you up in knots, largely because time travel is completely and utterly fictional with no set rules so everyone does it differently.
    That was the thing - I agree it actually handled time travel well, but it was the whole deadly telekenesis thing, where this Rainmaker chap could have sorted things out his way lickety split before they could stop him from becoming 'bad'. It was an unnecessary red herring.

    Plus the special effects on the hover bikes were BTTF II quality.
  • Deleted user 8 May 2013 17:38:35
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    Savages (2012) 6/10

    For some reason I went into this expecting something good. Directed by Oliver Stone, and stars among the stars, Benicia Del Toro, who I like and does a good job, all be it sporting a dodgy hair do. Itís all a bit plastic, and the whole riches from drugs thing at the start reminded me of another film that I canít remember the name of right now. The film isnít really about that, itís more about the Mexicanís moving in and making life less cosy, and thereís a girl to save too. While the film looks good, in a colourful way, it takes until 1hr and 10mins for the action to become interesting, only for the story to turn silly again by the 1hr and 30mins mark. Itís not crap, but itís not all that either.
    I thought Salma was fantastic in it, on the subject of del Toro they so.should have made this...


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  • Kay 8 May 2013 17:52:03 17,905 posts
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    Audition

    Starts off relatively normal but then slowly ramps up the sense of dread and general creepiness until it becomes unbearable (or it did for me, anyway - whilst watching a few weeks back at midnight, I had to turn it off halfway through after a particular scene creeped the fuck out of me. Decided to read what happens next instead of watching, but I went back to it over the weekend to watch the rest of it, in broad daylight).

    The story is nothing special and quite predictable, and the infamous torture scene is very tame by today's standards, but it's still creepy as fuck in that typically Japanese way, and worth watching for how it becomes a little bit batshit in the second half.

    6/10

    The Cabin in the Woods

    I was expecting something a bit cleverer than what it was (especially with the tagline it was marketed with - "you think you know the story"), but the end result is still quite good. Not particular scary (fine by me) but entertaining enough, especially the last twenty minutes.

    7/10

    Edited by Kay at 17:52:59 08-05-2013
  • ronuds 9 May 2013 18:08:41 21,788 posts
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    TarickStonefire wrote:
    Also, I didn't think all that much at all had 'advanced' technologically in the future, and I liked how the cars the general public owned were basically just current-day models retro-fitted with futuristic attachments.
    I dunno... just about everything seemed to be advanced beyond what we're using today except for automobiles.

    Which is kinda dumb, imo, because cars advance as fast as anything else. Nobody would want to drive a 2012 Ford retrofitted with solar panels or whatever - not now or in the future. :p

    Anyway, a small detail.
  • JDub 9 May 2013 19:07:17 1,290 posts
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    Star Trek Into Darkness - 6.5/10

    Just got back from seeing this. Great CG and the 3D conversion was quite good, but I felt a little unsatisfied with the storyline. Lots of action...a little too much maybe.

    There's lots shoehorned in there. Overall good, but not great. YMMV.
  • TOOTR 9 May 2013 19:39:23 9,589 posts
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    Side Effects

    Really enjoyed this Soderbergh thriller.

    84%

    Everybody should just calm down a little bit and have a nice cup of tea.

  • RobTheBuilder 9 May 2013 21:08:43 6,521 posts
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    Like Stars on Earth - 9/10

    The story of a child struggling in school, who gets sent to a boarding school where a teacher tries to help him.

    Really well made, engaging characters and story.
  • JDub 9 May 2013 22:04:03 1,290 posts
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    @Graveland Tough one really, as now we've got over the generally well received initial reboot, there's a thinking that there could be new directions to explore, but while the film makers dip into the existing material for inspiration, some of it feels a little jumbled and in places, dumbed down even. I realise parts of that are for accessibility, but...

    If you're interested in the genre, I'd definitely go and see it...as I said it's a good film, but there were just some elements about the story that I can't discuss without spoilers!
  • RyanDS 9 May 2013 22:04:24 9,431 posts
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    JDub wrote:
    Star Trek Into Darkness - 6.5/10

    Just got back from seeing this. Great CG and the 3D conversion was quite good, but I felt a little unsatisfied with the storyline. Lots of action...a little too much maybe.

    There's lots shoehorned in there. Overall good, but not great. YMMV.
    Just got back myself. 8.5/10 for me, but I freely admit to being a trekkie and acting like a giggling schoolgirl at all the easter eggs they stuck in for the fans.

    I will try to avoid spoilers and keep the stuff in spoiler tags very general, but in general:
    First 2/3rds of the movie 10/10 for me.
    Then the last 1/3rd 6/10. It could have done with being it's own movie, not a simple retread. The "twists" I saw coming a mile away.
    Very last 10 minutes, 8/10.

    Overall though I did enjoy it and will watch again.

    Edited by RyanDS at 22:04:36 09-05-2013
  • ronuds 9 May 2013 22:07:19 21,788 posts
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    So you're saying we should get some popcorn around the middle?

    I'm not going to divide my ratings into thirds, btw. I won't do it.

    Edited by ronuds at 22:07:42 09-05-2013
  • RyanDS 9 May 2013 22:12:13 9,431 posts
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    ronuds wrote:
    So you're saying we should get some popcorn around the middle?

    I'm not going to divide my ratings into thirds, btw. I won't do it.
    Suffice to say the latter half of the movie I expect to be very divisive. And I won't discuss it in this thread any more as I can't say what I liked / disliked as I can't really do so without ruining the film.
  • beastmaster 10 May 2013 11:16:24 11,448 posts
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    Dead Man Down - 4/10

    Disappointing film from the director of the original GIrl With The Dragon Tattoo. The plot has Colin Farrell as the main enforcer for a crime lord who gets involved with a woman seeking retribution. The woman is played by Noomi Rapace from the original Tattoo film.

    I just found the film to be dull, boring and predictable. Performances are variable but Farrell does his wide-eyed crazy a bit too often. There also seems to be a lot of long silences between Farrell and Rapace. Are they supposed to sensuous? Tense? Deep and meaningful? No, they are really boring and gives Farrell a chance to do that thing with his eyes.

    Dominic Cooper is the best thing in this film as Farrell's best mate and fellow enforcer. This film is pretty much everything a thriller shouldn't be.


    Evil Dead (2013) - 9/10

    Everything I said before still stands after a second viewing. Loved it. Jane Levy is just superb and gives a fearless performance.

    Star Trek Into Darkness (3D IMAX) - 6.5/10

    It's Star Trek, FHM style. A mostly decent plot is let down by it's execution and a couple of other minor things I have niggles with. Don't get my wrong, the film is fun and it's enjoyable but it's just another summer blockbuster and that's kind of the problem.

    It looks wonderful and is very cool and stylish. It's bursting with colour and the effects are as good as you'd expect them to be. It's a barrage on the eyes and ears. There are a few things I didn't like though.

    It has lens flare galore to the point of distraction. J. J. Abrams just loves his lens flare. It's everywhere. Into Darkness? Not bloody likely!

    However, it may distract you from the fact that you can't really see what's going on due to the shaky cam which means you can't see what's going on in certain action scenes. Lots. Of. Rapid. Cuts. Do. Not. Help. Either. Even he admits he's overdone it. He better get this sorted out for the next Star Wars film.

    Simon Pegg is shit as Scotty. Bad casting from the start. He is just not funny. Just some annoying git and is totally unconvincing. The worst bit of casting in what is otherwise perfect casting. Yes, Kirk is a bit of a dick but he does change as the film progresses and I think he'll be a bit more like the Shatner portrayal for the next film.

    That's my moaning out of the way, lets get to the good stuff. It's Star Trek dammit and the banter between the characters is well done, even if it seems to be done at a frantic pace. Scotty aside the performances are great.

    A special mention needs to go to Benedict Cumberbatch as the baddie. He is outstanding. A genuinely chilling bad guy that matches his cunning with all out ruthlessness and savagery. Worth seeing the film for this alone.

    The effects are stunning and even though I moaned about the lens flare and the rapid cuts it's still quite exciting with these in place. When he does reign it in a bit then it's superb.

    I actually though the plot was pretty good too although I do think they could have taken this film to a whole other level had they decided to...gahh, I can't tell you, not even in a spoiler form.

    The film runs at breakneck speed, it's fun and if you liked the first one you'll probably enjoy this one more. Overall, I prefer the first one but Cumberbatch's performance is that good, it's not as clear cut a choice as it should be.

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  • Tonka 10 May 2013 11:24:12 20,546 posts
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    Looper isn't a film about time travel.
    It's a film made for me.
    No one else will ever be able to fully apreciate it.
    10/10

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  • lordofdeadside 10 May 2013 13:32:09 1,117 posts
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    Prometheus

    At the risk of opening old wounds, I rather enjoyed this. Beautiful to look at and an entertaining ride the whole way through. It's not up there with the first two Aliens movies, if we even want to make that comparison and whilst I did encounter a couple of silly moments, there was not half as many as the 'outrage' would have had me believe.

    80%
  • Bremenacht 10 May 2013 13:36:32 18,453 posts
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    Not 'outrage' - 'disappointment'. Glad you liked it though. It really is a good-looking film.
  • TechnoHippy 10 May 2013 15:57:38 14,718 posts
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    Battle for the Pacific

    An excellent film told from the Japanese and American perspectives about the battle for Saipan. The banzai charge was pretty grim.

    8/10

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  • TechnoHippy 10 May 2013 18:55:54 14,718 posts
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    Outpost II - Black Sun

    Nazi Zombies should have been more fun than this.

    4/10

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  • oldschoolsoviet 10 May 2013 19:09:39 5,484 posts
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    Looper - 6/10

    Erm, what ? A thinly veiled plot threaded through some overcomplicated mechanics and irrational characters really adds up to 'the best film of 2012' according to listaholics ? Christ. Inception looks like a masterpiece in comparison, and not even the Willis-aping excellence of JGL could salvage owt but an average experience.

    Killing Them Softly - 6/10

    Hey ! Look everybody ! It's Ray "bob-a-job" Liotta ! Ray-fucking-Liotta ! Brillant.

    /get a hobby Ray

    Anyhoo, if I got this right, this is some sort of socio-economic commentary on the recent state of the US, utilising the antics of low-level Mafia types regarding a ill-advised heist, played against the ever-intrusive background of the last election campaign ? Or it tried to be......
    Ray plays a wiseguy. James plays a wiseguy whacker. Brad plays a cool-but-out-of-place whacker, with some Mob affiliation. And by now, I couldn't give a shit, because it plods along trying to pass itself off as something greater than it actually is, complete with self-indulgunt, slo-mo extravagance. Starring fucking Liotta. *sigh*

    Middle Men - 7/10

    Drama, with occasional black comedy, starring the major players at the birth of internet porn, and probably as factually precise as "80%" according to the man who made it, spending $32 million and grossing just $700k in return. Ouch. Entertaining throughout, with some great support from Wayne Beering against Luke Wilson's laid back approach, along with a few old-timer heavies. A great starter into an even more complex and sordid tale.
  • khaz 10 May 2013 20:03:20 2,790 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    Looper isn't a film about time travel.
    It's a film made for me.
    No one else will ever be able to fully apreciate it.
    10/10
    I loved Looper too. It was those films I just 'got'.
  • RightBean 10 May 2013 21:24:11 650 posts
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    Django Unchained - 7/10. I thought this was good, DiCaprio was good in this. I'll probably watch this again at some point. I don't think it was as good as kill bill though, which is my favourite movie of his, and the one this reminds me most of.

    Snow White and the Huntsman - I thought this was alright too. It has a dark lord of the rings feel, and made me think of how smart Peter Jackson was to nail that vibe, i've seen it copied so much since then. The evil queen didn't cut it for me, she hardly made any effort to get Snow White, she could have been more evil. It's was alright though, what do you want it's Snow White.

    Prometheus - Not sure, I don't think it was anything special. For some reason I don't want to slag it off.

    The Hunger Games - I like this
  • tuff 11 May 2013 08:02:28 625 posts
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    Movie 43

    The story with Merchant and Oscar winner Hale Berry is worth watching so skip to that.
  • sirtacos 11 May 2013 08:30:30 7,282 posts
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    The Hobbit

    It's pretty, but I found it mostly dull. Also, the CGI is a bit excessive, in a Star Wars prequels sort of way.

    6/10
  • Madder-Max 11 May 2013 09:44:26 11,656 posts
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    TarickStonefire wrote:
    I don't think Looper's ending is nonsensical. Which bits? I always thought it was one of the few time travel movies where everything that mattered made as much sense as it needed to. You can't overthink time travel movies, they tie you up in knots, largely because time travel is completely and utterly fictional with no set rules so everyone does it differently.

    Also, I didn't think all that much at all had 'advanced' technologically in the future, and I liked how the cars the general public owned were basically just current-day models retro-fitted with futuristic attachments.

    I also think the thematic switch from apparent time-travel gangsters-n-guns movie to something more simple and relationship-based was a great move, and anchored the whole thing.

    In other words, 9/10.

    But hey, everyone's different :)
    I agree. For anyone questioning the lack of technological advancement, its set in a future depression era as a result of recession etc. Everything is run by the mob and they r the ones making money. As its a depression era people will hark back to better times and cling on to the familiar. Also no ome has enopugh money. The tech is there though (hover bike).

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  • Madder-Max 11 May 2013 09:45:51 11,656 posts
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    @sirtacos sums up each lotr movie

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