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Rate the last movie you saw

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    I wish I could agree with you on this (you know, since I paid for me and my son to watch it), but man this movie had zero likable characters to me. I suppose the dog had her moments, but in general it seemed like a poorly put together movie.
  2. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    This Is The End - 7 out of 10. This movie certainly went overboard in certain spots, but there were some moments where I was absolutely rolling. Danny McBride and Craig Robinson were great. the cameos were top notch.
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  3. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    Ender's Game

    6/10

    Having read the book the movie felt very rushed. I also felt like they didn't really focus on some of the most important and enjoyable parts of the book.
  4. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Active Member

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    I saw "Pas Douce" also known as "Parting Shot" starring Isild Le Besco. It was bizarre and dark and well worth the watch. It's about a suicidal nurse who goes into the woods to kill herself with her rifle and ends up shooting someone else. Then the 14 year-old boy that she shot in the leg becomes her patient in the hospital where she works. It was an amazing movie. Plus, I had no objections to seeing Isild Le Besco naked. Here's some info on it:
    http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/10008124-a_parting_shot/
  5. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Well, I didn't view it as good guy/bad guy type of movie. So I didn't get into the characters as much. There were a couple of supposed positive folks, but most were all out for self. I think the storyline itself was just cool as to how they were able to develop two parallel storylines
  6. BigStar

    BigStar Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Rampage: released awhile ago (on Netflix). A twisted movie about a mass shooting in a small town to divert attention away from a big heist orchestrated by a very clever sociopath. Not a movie for everyone (many found the plot offensive). 6/10
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  7. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    I thought it was pretty decent especially coming from Uwe Boll. It may be his best movie, although that's not saying a lot for the guy most believe to be the world's worst director.

    But yeah, pretty twisted. One of my worst nightmares honestly. That and a Sharknado.
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  8. BigStar

    BigStar Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Yeah I've heard the same statements about Boll being excessive (video game director I believe I read once). When initially read your post I thought Sharknado was a movie (coughing as I leave the room)

    If you're into dark/taboo(ish) films, I highly recommend Thief if you haven't seen it. It is a kind of mockumentary following around a professional thief "Kasper" in Chicago. Portrays many of the tactics used by modern burglars (robbing grocery stores, movie theatres after hours) though some of it is glamorized. Not an exceptional film but found it entertaining (7.5/10).
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  9. BigStar

    BigStar Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I actually really like Rampage but was trying to rate it like a critic would and not come off as too odd for enjoying it sooo much. Using the neo-liberal (eugenic/environmental) rhetoric and the youtube videos while shipping supplies to his residence was brilliance. It is one of the few movies I've spent considerable time reflecting on after viewing. Really enjoyed it in a sinister way.
  10. jterrell

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    wolf of wall st-- 7-10. over the top story of a guy who unapologetically lives to be over the top. dude is now in Australia trying to rekindle his magic...

    hell baby-- 5-10. campy comedy is what you'd expect. a few solid laughs. nothing special.

    you're next-- 6-10. would rate a couple points higher if it wasn't so predictable.

    lone survivor-- 10-10. not exactly a war movie buff but this was great. luttrall is the real deal and mwahlberg does a great job.

    american hustle-- 8-10. ok really about 6 but jennifer lawrence is always worth 2 extra stars. loved the acting and time period work. like a thinking man's goodfellas.

    also... warriors mentioned above 10+-10. that movie is absolutely greatness. captured a bypassed era of angry/disenfranchised youth in NYC. watch it every couple years. recently upgraded to HD version.
  11. BigStar

    BigStar Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    "Spun" is another dark film following Jason Schwartzman as a meth-addict in small town Oregon fighting his own inner demons of sadism/narcissim/cognitive/emotional disconnect with society and the ability to formulate normal human relationships (while lacking basic empathy for other human beings). Mickey Rourke is the motel cook and the film goes into some depth into the underclass of the meth epidemic common in small town America.
    9/10
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  12. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Great point JT.

    Another reason why they couldn't remake that movie today and capture its essence.
  13. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg Pow! Pow!

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    Dallas Buyers Club - 9/10 -- Excellent.

    Silver Linings Playbook - 8/10 -- Very good. Way more funny than I thought it would be. And Jennifer Lawrence is very easy on the eyes.

    Mud - 8/10 -- I wasn't sure what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised. Captured a bit of that "kids on an adventure" thing. A nice twist at the end. Definitely recommended.
  14. BigStar

    BigStar Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    KIDS (Larry Clarke) : Is a somewhat realistic portrayal of the 90's equivalent of anger/disconnected youth skater culture in NYC (Manhattan).
    7/10
  15. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    I'll have to take a look at that.
  16. BigStar

    BigStar Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Just a heads up: there are some very graphic scenes/content. Not a mainstream flick; just fyi kind of thing.
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  17. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    Boll directed video game movies, not actual games. Bloodrayne, Alone in the Dark, House of the Dead, Dungeon Siege, etc. All terrible.
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  18. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    "World War Z"

    I had been putting it off, because I had read the book, enjoyed it and knew the movie was very much unlike the book... with many of those who also read the book not enjoying the flick.

    I thought it was good. More of an action adventure than a zombie movie IMO. Seem's like whenever Brad Pitt's character shows up things went from bad to worse, but I enjoyed it.

    That being said if it was more faithful to the book I probably would have enjoyed it more.

    7/10
  19. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    Surprised you haven't seen that before. You should check out 'Gummo'.
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  20. BigStar

    BigStar Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I kind've broke the rules in that I saw that movie in HS (15 years ago) :) Yeah I've seen Gummo, actually right after seeing KIDS...the ugly depressed cultural aspects of the Appalachian "underclass" (cats, sisters, whorehouse if you could call it that...more like sadism, etc.) in US. Gummo is disturbing in many ways; as was KIDS (good for socio-political topics).

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