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Old 03-30-2011, 10:07 PM   #151
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Middle Men (7/10)

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I don't know, it just never connected. Perhaps the lead character isn't meant to connect, and instead was to be kept at a distance and studied. Luke Wilson plays the guy who created the porn industry online by separating the content providers from the customers, with a company that gave plausible deniability to the masses.

There's also a sort of banal subplot with some Russian mobsters, which is very much played out, but in this case we're supposed to accept that it's all real. Okay, it's real.

Only, I never much cared for Wilson's character, or what he was stuck in the middle of. You'd think there'd be some way to get us invested in his plight, but it came off rather trite and uninteresting.

Could probably have used more sex, too...
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:09 PM   #152
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Stardust 7/10

Gave this film a look because I read about it in the best little known films thread on this forum. Pretty decent film with cool cameos from Robert De Niro and Ricky Gervais but the real thrill for me came from the musical score by Ilan Eshkeri. The man has skills. If you like big orchestral scores check it out.

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Old 03-30-2011, 11:57 PM   #153
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Monsters 8.5/10

Very inspiring. Loved the pace, directing, and the story for the most part. Such a breath of fresh air in tired genres.
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Old 04-08-2011, 12:18 PM   #154
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'The Eye'
Rating: C+
Good atmosphere and powerful visual effects make this one creepy and interesting. Good performances all round. But the end was a let down really.

'A Bittersweet Life'
Rating: B
I really liked this movie. Great direction from Ji-Woon Kim and an exceptional performance from the leading actor who played Sunwoo (his name escapes me).
The plot was well done and I really liked the placing. I loved the ending, most of it taking place in complete silence, it was very powerful, especially when coupled with the ending narration.

'Candyman'
C+
I liked this a lot. I mean, I like Clive Barker's stuff but I thought this'd just be a traditional slasher movie. It wasn't, fortunately. Good performances from the two leads Virginia Madsen & Tony Todd.
The visual effects were very good and the take on the story was very interesting. I wasn't too fond of the "come back to me" bit on the pyre (anyone who's seen the movie will know the scene). Fortunately it didn't give a disappointing ending.
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Old 04-08-2011, 01:14 PM   #155
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Sucker Punch: -3/10

I also watched Hot Tub Time Machine on Sky Anytime. I'll give it a 6/10, it was ok I guess. John Cusack's aged quite well.
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Old 04-08-2011, 01:59 PM   #156
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Mesrine: Part 1- Killer Instinct: 7.5/10
Frozen: 6/10
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:47 AM   #157
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'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'
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I loved absolutely everything about it. I mean, I loved the play when I first read it (performing a section for an exam in May). It was just so brilliantly done, fantastically acted by all 4 of the cast and it was so unrelentingly savage and darkly comic. A perfect mix.
Anyone that hasn't seen it definitely should
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:40 PM   #158
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Garrett Hedlund and Tim McGraw both rocked in this movie.

I really felt like Hedlund could go on and have a relatively successful music career if he wanted. His role was very convincing. And I just really related to his character.

Tim McGraw showed a lot of depth in his character. I feel like he has really come along as an actor. My two fav films of his are Friday Night Lights (where he coincidentally starred with Hedlund) and now Country Strong. The whole film you kind of hate him, but still feel for him because of the ***** he has endured with his wife.

All that said, def check it out - great film.

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Old 04-16-2011, 02:47 AM   #159
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Limitless (7.75/10)

A fast ride - a good movie overall.
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Old 04-24-2011, 02:03 PM   #160
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Limitless
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It had some really nice shots, and color correcting to show how the character was feeling when on the drug. But I feel like they didn't know how to end it.
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Old 04-24-2011, 03:03 PM   #161
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Just saw Arthur. I thought it was actually quite funny but some of it was so lame it was painful.
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:20 PM   #162
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Does watching it with commentary count? If so Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Tesco was closed so I couldn't raid it for cheap DVDs and had to settle for something. As always I enjoyed the film but the commentary track wasn't the best I've heard.

If Commentaries don't count then it was The Last King of Scotland, which I really enjoyed and thought that James McAvoy held his own quite well agaisnt the wonderful performance from Forest(Two 'r's?) Whittaker.
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:53 PM   #163
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Saw Thor yesterday and really liked it. Further thoughts are here.
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:12 PM   #164
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Been on a Netflix instant asian horror kick. Some thoughts:
Three...Extremes 7/10 - much more low-key than I was expecting, but very creepy stuff.
Hard Revenge, Milly 8/10 - was not expecting the ending and loved it for it. However...
Hard Revenge, Milly: Bloody Battle 6/10 - didn't seem to carry the momentum. A lot of what I did like about the first, but just seemed disappointing.
Carved - The Slit-mouthed Woman 9/10 - if you like folklore/urban legend based movies, you HAVE to see this
Tetsuo: Iron Man 8/10 - THE japanese cyberpunk movie (does not mean what it does in the US. Less tech, more body horror). Amazing gritty film.
Tokyo Gore Police quality of film, probably 5/10, personal enjoyment 10/10. Absolutely insane movie. Definitely not for everyone, but I loved it.
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:54 PM   #165
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Public Enemies 9/10... Maybe the movie wasn't something big, but I just love how real his action sequences look...
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