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Re: Movie

Postby meecrofilm on Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:09 pm

Bad Santa is an annual watch.

Thurman Murman represent.
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Re: Movie

Postby skullman80 on Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:23 pm

Bad Santa does rule.
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Re: Movie

Postby blackjack68 on Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:36 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:Does the time a year a movie takes place make it a Christmas movie though?

If it does than yes, Die Hard wins. I don't consider that a Christmas movie though.

Scrooged>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Christmas Vacation


I concur.

Although I still have to watch, It's A Wonderful Life each Christmas Eve after the kids are in bed.
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Re: Movie

Postby nocera on Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:51 pm

I really wish TBS didn't ruin A Christmas Story for me.
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Re: Movie

Postby Eismann on Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:02 pm

Charlie Brown Christmas for me. Lucy is still meanhott.
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Re: Movie

Postby canaan on Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:28 pm

Froggy wrote:A Christmas Story isn't very good. it's probably the biggest offender in terms of mistaking nostalgia for quality.

good in what way are you judging it? its quotable, you can pick it up from any point you start watching it, and it has replayability. its not an oscar winner, but its a great xmas movie.
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Re: Movie

Postby Froggy on Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:01 pm

canaan wrote:
Froggy wrote:A Christmas Story isn't very good. it's probably the biggest offender in terms of mistaking nostalgia for quality.

good in what way are you judging it? its quotable, you can pick it up from any point you start watching it, and it has replayability. its not an oscar winner, but its a great xmas movie.


i just don't like it, that's all. nothing more complicated than that. if someone likes it, that's cool too, i guess.


on a completely unrelated note... totally seeing The Man with the Iron Fists tonight.
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Re: Movie

Postby Eismann on Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:23 pm

canaan wrote:
Froggy wrote:A Christmas Story isn't very good. it's probably the biggest offender in terms of mistaking nostalgia for quality.

good in what way are you judging it? its quotable, you can pick it up from any point you start watching it, and it has replayability. its not an oscar winner, but its a great xmas movie.


See, that's kind of my angle, too. I really don't like Peter Billingsley as an actor, and the film's reputation preceded my seeing it by several years. But I must admit that it's very well done, if not a go-to for me.
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Re: Movie

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:30 pm

Since we only watch it once a year it's near the top for me. It probably does beat out Scrooged in my book but Im such a big Bill Murray fan. A Christmas Story is good for 24 hours and that's why I love that it's on TBS from 8pm-8pm. We don't watch TV that day anyway so we just put it on and let it go. We probably watch the whole thing once during the day, just in bits and pieces.

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Re: Movie

Postby meecrofilm on Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:19 pm

Wreck-It Ralph was pretty good.
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Re: Movie

Postby Froggy on Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:00 am

The Man With the Iron Fists was a mess... An entertaining mess, but still a mess

edit:I'll elaborate...

Spoiler:
They could have totally fixed this movie by decreasing the role of RZA's blacksmith character. Get rid of Batista, as his colossus power doesn't really make sense in the context of the movie, and keep the blacksmith as the narrator, because his perspective with building all the weapons of the various warring clans works in that context. Plus, Russell Crowe (what is HE doing in here?), and the guy with the blade armor are cooler characters with cooler villains. The movie should have been about them, with the focus being on the feud between the x-blade and the lion clan. Russell Crowe's antagonist should have been established more, as he kind of comes out of nowhere as a main villain in the 3rd act. so, keep RZA in the movie, keep him as the narrator, just don't make him a main character, and get rid of his feud with batista.

now, the good...

-Silver Lion was awesome... he was like chinese david bowie from labyrinth. He was silly and entertaining, but still a credible villain.
-Lucy Liu was good. i know it's a bit of type casting, since she's sort of playing o-ren again here, but she could have used more screen time. her army of prostitutes subplot had the potential to be interesting.
-the x-blade guy (i forget his real name) SHOULD have been the main character of the movie. he was a badass character with a badass armor full of knives that pop out, and had consistent and defined motivation throughout the film. he pretty much disappears in the 2nd half though, as the movie then shifts to RZA's character.
-Russell Crowe was really entertaining. some of the best stuff was him high on opium in the brothel.


over all... not a terrible movie, i guess. could have been A LOT better. should have been bigger, and dumber. 5/10
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Re: Movie

Postby canaan on Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:02 pm

If they were ever going to make a god of war movie, they might as well just cgi edit kratos over s wprthington in wrath of titans. I enjoyed the special effects way more than I should have
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Re: Movie

Postby Rylan on Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:08 pm

Youtube has a nice list of full movies (older movies but still nostalgiad myself)
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Re: Movie

Postby MRandall25 on Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:25 pm

Senna was a great documentary. Even better since everything was real video and not a re-enactment.
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Re: Movie

Postby FreeCandy44 on Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:28 pm

Just got done watching Fight Club....God what a great movie. Moving onto Clerks 2.
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Re: Movie

Postby eddysnake on Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:06 am

canaan wrote:If they were ever going to make a god of war movie, they might as well just cgi edit kratos over s wprthington in wrath of titans. I enjoyed the special effects way more than I should have


if they were smart, they'd just make a rygar movie.
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Re: Movie

Postby canaan on Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:12 am

eddysnake wrote:
canaan wrote:If they were ever going to make a god of war movie, they might as well just cgi edit kratos over s wprthington in wrath of titans. I enjoyed the special effects way more than I should have


if they were smart, they'd just make a rygar movie.

now you're speaking my language.
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Re: Movie

Postby nocera on Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:29 pm

As a huge fan of the book, I feel as if I'm justified in saying, WTF is this?

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Re: Movie

Postby canaan on Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:36 pm

nocera wrote:As a huge fan of the book, I feel as if I'm justified in saying, WTF is this?


it looks like a river of people like something out of the mummy--not good.
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Re: Movie

Postby Rylan on Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:48 pm

That World War Z trailer is terrible and I don't like it. Doesn't look like its even coming close to the book.
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Re: Movie

Postby meecrofilm on Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:31 pm

Don't forget it went through like a million re-writes and all kinds of production delays.... things that do not bode well.

And yeah, it's not supposed to follow the book very closely.
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Re: Movie

Postby Rylan on Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:34 pm

Which is silly cause a a trilogy of movies would have worked.
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Re: Movie

Postby Pavel Bure on Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:51 pm

Haven't watched the trailer but that's super annoying to not follow the critically acclaimed best selling book.
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Re: Movie

Postby blackjack68 on Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:53 pm

I'm getting more and more amped for Lincoln.
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Re: Movie

Postby Froggy on Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:51 pm



so i'm watching this tonight... i already regret it.
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