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Old 05-10-2012, 05:31 AM   #7501
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:48 AM   #7502
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I watched Archipelago with Tom Hiddleston. It was a small indie film made in 2010. I liked the premise, but the slow, stilted camera work drove me crazy.
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Finally watched Star Trek (2009)
It was interesting, funny, and (slightly) confusing. But I really liked it.
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The first 5 minutes of "The Oval Portrait" or some such, supposedly based on an Edgar Allan Poe story.

Bad acting, bad sets, bad camerawork, bad script. (Keep in mind that I love bad horror--when it's done right. This was execrable.) Then the credits started. They misspelled Poe's name.

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Old 05-11-2012, 11:29 PM   #7505
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The first 5 minutes of "The Oval Portrait" or some such, supposedly based on an Edgar Allan Poe story.

Bad acting, bad sets, bad camerawork, bad script. (Keep in mind that I love bad horror--when it's done right. This was execrable.) Then the credits started. They misspelled Poe's name.

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bwhahahahah! What do you mean they mispelled Poe's name??? How is that even possible????
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:31 PM   #7506
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Sorry; I was unclear. They spelled it "Edgar Allen Poe."
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:12 PM   #7508
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Law Abiding Citizen It was unusual for a mainstream crime caper, which is good in itself, and quite appealing except for a couple of credibility problems here and there. The whole theme was cool. Before that, Revolver, which presumably no-one likes!
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"Please Give" with Catherine Keener and Oliver Platt- Great!

"Panic" with Bill Macy, Donald Sutherland and Tracy Ullman- if you haven't seen it, make a point of it. A father and son hit man team, but done well- John Ritter as Macy's shrink.
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Brothers. It was actually pretty good!
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:15 PM   #7511
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Source Code was a lot of fun. I knew who the killer was in the first ten minutes but it was fun watching Jake Gylenhall's character figure it out over the course of the movie. The science didn't exactly make sense but it was a compelling idea.
That was a fun movie, and the best part for me was that, like you, I knew who it was...but my husband was doubtful thinking that was too obvious.

For once, I was the one right about that kind of thing! What a beautiful thing!
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:10 AM   #7512
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Saw Chronicle. Not bad, not amazing. Lots of the drama and plot tension felt forced, breaking my suspension of disbelief. Didn't buy a lot of the explanations as to why what was happening was happening. I don't mind supernatural powers; those I'll swallow; just make the plot follow logically. You can tell when a movie starts to not make sense because voices are raised and people are shouting, as if to say, "Things are serious now! Don't question just go with it!" Would have liked to see the powers used better/in more diverse scenarios.

Loved the Dragon Ball Z-esque fight at the end. Flying, getting punched through buildings. Even the dialogue/plot mechanics sounded like DBZ: "You can't do anything now! I'm stronger than you!" Where the entire plot revolves around who is stronger than who at any given point.

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Old 05-15-2012, 04:26 PM   #7513
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Speaking of... I caught the last 10 minutes of the live-action DBZ.



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Old 05-15-2012, 08:29 PM   #7514
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That's not based on DBZ, but the first Dragon Ball anime when Goku was a kid, and yeah, does an extremely poor job adapting it. One of the worst examples of Hollywood butchering source material.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:36 PM   #7515
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I remember "clueless kid Goku" from the Anime. I loved that series. Gah. What a horrendous job they did with that live-action movie.
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Saw Avatar twice in non-3D. Awesome scenery and I absolutely loved all the colors.

Acting ... okay, I guess. Noticed a couple of actors from tv shows. Weaver's sure looking her age.
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Pulled out a couple of old flicks I have on DVD. One was 'Freaks' (1932)--still scary even though absurd and the other was Ride the High Country, with Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea. Mariette Hartley's first picture and Scott's last. What a movie!
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:36 PM   #7519
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Saw Avatar twice in non-3D. Awesome scenery and I absolutely loved all the colors.

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I saw this in the theater in 3D - my first 3D experience, as well as my mother's (we thought for sure she was gonna yak! lol!) The visuals were phenomenal! The story itself was a bit meh.
And Weaver may be "looking her age", but she'll always be Ripley to me.
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I saw The Raven. It had some good suspense, but overall it was a little silly and just didn't have any spirit. Too bad, because John Cusack just owned the role of Poe completely. (Best trailer: Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. )
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How To Train Your Dragon again, I absolutely love that movie and I can't wait for the sequel.
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Chronicle - the shakey-cam genre's generic superhero origin story. Kept me entertained. Took itself a bit too seriously, I mean, come on, it's shakey-cam.
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Just finished reading the Patriot Games and it has me jonesing to see it again, so it'll probably be the next entry on this page for me.
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