Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Feb 19, 2012.
Seven psychopaths is the BEST movie nobody's seen. 9/10
Rented some horror movies over the weekend.
The devil inside...could have been good but it was not and I don't know if they ran out of money or what but the ending was terrible.
House at the end of the street ...Well I guess if I was a teenager and never heard or seen the movie Psycho I MIGHT have liked it...but I am not those things and did not care for it.
Case 39 - Not as bad as the three above but not great either...I kind of liked it but I kept thinking of the Orphan for some reason even though it was different. Oddly enough the orphan freaked me out more just because of her making the moves on the husband and the look of her teeth when she showed them.
The Possession - Of the four this one was the best which is not saying much. But all in all it was not bad...Actually there were parts I did like but I think other areas could have been better or more to it. Sadly I have not been scared from horror movies in the slightest in a loooong time although I will find some parts creepy.
Oh I forgot...the wife bought the Paranormal activity bundle pack with the first three movies....couple of wild parts but over all I don't see they hype.
They were too close to simply be a matter of chance. I just read that Dredd's script was originally started in 2006, but was totally re-written, per Wiki, but I'm not sure about the date.
One is definitely a plagiarized version of the other, though Raid is that much better, simply because the action is just ridiculous.
Really liked Raid...although I think at some point as great as the action was...they started over doing in in the fights.
Sometimes too much of a great thing kind of ruins the great thing and some of the fights in that movie were too long.
There was a couple of times where it seemed like different fights had a few parts where they used the exact same sequence.
Hope that makes sense.
Agree, they dragged it on a little too much at the end in respect to the fighting. I get what your saying, in that sometime it even felt like the same thing. I guess they just hit you with so much so fast, that it was hard to sustain such level of excitement.
Super long movie, but it seemed to work in it's favor. Probably Tarrantinos goriest flick in the amount and detail. Toning that down a bit probably would have made for a better appreciation of the plot, still a really good movie.
Premium Rush- Not real good but okay to kill time.
Dredd- I thought it was overkill and turned it off halfway through.
Looper- Had a pretty good story but seemed to drag on but I enjoyed it.
Pitch perfect- I have to say this movie surprised me I really laughed pretty hard at most of the movie and you will love Fat Amy.
Life of Pi -
The Hobbit -
Les Mis -
All three were terrific for different reasons. Life if Pi was a visual feast, but required thought and reflection about the boy's life. The Hobbit was the Peter Jackson visual spectacular with some humor thrown in. A bit lighter than LOTR. Action sequences were quite long. Les Mis was a great view, particularly if you've seen the live production. The knock on Russel Crowe's singing is unwarranted. He's an actor who sings a bit, not a singer who acts a bit. Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway were outstanding.
Zero Dark Thirty-9/10
Finally got the wife to agree to go see it, took some work. The only reason I didn't give a 10 is because of the lack of coverage on Navy SEALS. I wanted to see more about them and they skipped a lot of content on their specific training for that mission.
That was my major gripe too but not enough to take away from it. I thought way more of the movie would include the SEALs.
Exactly. Come to think about it, did they even call them SEALS at all? Even once?
They never said what part of the military they were from I don't think.
Yes, non stop fighting is too much of a good thing. Loved the intensity though. Realistic too as ten bad guys weren't firing automatic weapons at one target who quickly killed them all with one mag of a semiauto pistol.
Went to Zero Dark Thirty and had to leave. Upset the wife too much. Ducked into Lincoln and we enjoyed that a great deal.
The worst part was the very first trailer was all SEALs. I thought it was going to be 99% SEALs, like Act of Valor. Big disappointment there. With that said though, Zero Dark Thirty had the coolest SEAL scenes in a movie to this day. Tears of the Sun is a close second..even though I'm not entirely sure they were SEALs in that.
Me too. That was their hook to draw us in and it worked yet I still loved the movie. The last scene made up for it I guess in a way, was a good one.
Life of Pi - 9/10 - Wow. That's a movie that needs to be seen in 3D for sure. Just a feast for the eyes. It was a good story too. It kind of reminded me of the movie "Big Fish" from a few years back.
Take Shelter - 9/10 - phenomenal acting, gorgeous cinematography, and a mysterious thriller till the end. The only deduction comes from an ending that is controversial from the viewers perspective. I found the ending to be great after thinking about it in context with the whole movie afterwards.
Great movie and Michael Shannon is a great actor. I really felt for his character when he flipped out at the community centre dinner. Compelling.
Enjoyed it immensely.
Love the local Jamie Foxx and find Tarantino to be our quintessential modern American filmmaker.
Right amount of violence, humor, swagger all with the good guy/bad guy motif.
Pacific Heights- M Griffith & M Keaton; 9.677