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Re: Movie

Postby canaan on Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:38 pm

I think the criticisms of his directing are valid. Clerks is by and large a film of one-liners. there really is no character development, plot per se, and its basically a collection of scenarios that kevin smith found humorous. the directorial choices that are really bad in that movie (guy smashing eggs on the glass, the oooooh navy seals dude, etc) are all really forced and takes away from the progression of the story. the set designs/cinematography in his later movies do the same stuff (mooby's being so clean, for example--like antiseptic in a fast food joint)
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Re: Movie

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:48 pm

I agree he's not Steven Spielberg but his writing is mostly funny. He has good films and bad films. When he releases a film I wont go see it in theater. I wont take the risk. I will, however, redbox it and I'm never totally disappointed.
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Re: Movie

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:57 pm

TIL Kevin Smith is responsible for exactly one line of dialogue in Coyote Ugly
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Re: Movie

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:13 pm

I like some of his movies, but don't understand the love of the Clerks movies or even mallrats for that matter. Dogma is amazing though, and I liked Chasing Amy.
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Re: Movie

Postby Pavel Bure on Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:57 pm

The Call looks terribad. WWE is gonna be out of the movie business very soon.

Dead Man Down looks decent but Colin Farrel is a red flag in anything.
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Re: Movie

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:15 pm

Watched Saving Private Ryan this afternoon (I had already seen it once, my wife had never seen it). Just as powerful as the first time I watched it (read: I cried like a baby)
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Re: Movie

Postby canaan on Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:21 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:Watched Saving Private Ryan this afternoon (I had already seen it once, my wife had never seen it). Just as powerful as the first time I watched it (read: I cried like a baby)

because you have a thing for vin diesel?
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Re: Movie

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:25 pm

canaan wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:Watched Saving Private Ryan this afternoon (I had already seen it once, my wife had never seen it). Just as powerful as the first time I watched it (read: I cried like a baby)


because you have a thing for vin diesel?


No. Ted Danson
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Re: Movie

Postby Froggy on Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:33 pm

hansel & gretel was pretty ok. not a 10/10 or anything, but loads of fun. lots of practical effects too, which is always a plus
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Re: Movie

Postby FreeCandy44 on Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:48 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:Via Kevin Smith FB page

THE BEGINNING OF THE END
20 years ago today, we started shooting CLERKS.
20 years later, with no plan or provocation, I jumped out of bed at 4:20 this morning and started writing CLERKS III.
It's been like hanging out with old friends.
And after 2 hours of tapping the keys and giggling, I have come to a conclusion...
CLERKS III will be the best film I'll ever make.


As a gigantic Kevin Smith fan, this news pleases me.
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Re: Movie

Postby Froggy on Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:48 pm

so, i clicked on this movie on netflix called Compliance... one of those "Based on a true story" movies that actually is based on a true story and you really really wish it wasn't... like really really icky stuff. good movie, though
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Re: Movie

Postby FreeCandy44 on Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:51 pm

canaan wrote:I think the criticisms of his directing are valid. Clerks is by and large a film of one-liners. there really is no character development, plot per se, and its basically a collection of scenarios that kevin smith found humorous. the directorial choices that are really bad in that movie (guy smashing eggs on the glass, the oooooh navy seals dude, etc) are all really forced and takes away from the progression of the story. the set designs/cinematography in his later movies do the same stuff (mooby's being so clean, for example--like antiseptic in a fast food joint)

Elias is probably one of my favorite characters in the View Askew universe. Besides Brody and Walt. I really can't say anything negative about KS. I adore all his movies and quote them regularly.
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Re: Movie

Postby Eismann on Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:53 pm

Froggy wrote:so, i clicked on this movie on netflix called Compliance... one of those "Based on a true story" movies that actually is based on a true story and you really really wish it wasn't... like really really icky stuff. good movie, though


Qd
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Re: Movie

Postby Froggy on Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:04 pm

Eismann wrote:
Froggy wrote:so, i clicked on this movie on netflix called Compliance... one of those "Based on a true story" movies that actually is based on a true story and you really really wish it wasn't... like really really icky stuff. good movie, though


Qd

im not sure it warrants a recommendation... but like 100% of this stuff actually happened.
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Re: Movie

Postby Pavel Bure on Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:31 pm

The Departed, yeah I know super late but...

Spoiler:
**** yeah Marky Mark. I couldn't take Damon winning.
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Re: Movie

Postby npv708 on Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:52 pm

Froggy wrote:
Eismann wrote:
Froggy wrote:so, i clicked on this movie on netflix called Compliance... one of those "Based on a true story" movies that actually is based on a true story and you really really wish it wasn't... like really really icky stuff. good movie, though


Qd

im not sure it warrants a recommendation... but like 100% of this stuff actually happened.


Wow...

Spoiler:
and I thought Gallon smashing and fire in the hole pranks were bad...
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Re: Movie

Postby shmenguin on Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:08 am

I remember that story when it happened. So much of it still baffles me. Was the girl kind of dim? I can't imagine a fully cognitive adult going along with everything like she did
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Re: Movie

Postby Pavel Bure on Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:58 pm

Finishing up this masterpiece

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1618372/

LMAO, bad acting, bad CGI, hot girl military person, oh God this is awful.
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Re: Movie

Postby Froggy on Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:38 pm

I just watched "Safety Not Guaranteed", which is a movie about that joke classified ad about looking for a partner to go back in time with. It's a cute little movie.
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Re: Movie

Postby npv708 on Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:11 am

I just finished "Drive." Holy heck was that terrible.

Might be 2nd on my list of terrible movies with well-known actors/actresses, right behind Dogville.
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Re: Movie

Postby FreeCandy44 on Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:37 am

Pavel Bure wrote:Finishing up this masterpiece

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1618372/

LMAO, bad acting, bad CGI, hot girl military person, oh God this is awful.

Sounds like something you would see on SYFY.
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Re: Movie

Postby Rylan on Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:41 am

npv708 wrote:I just finished "Drive." Holy heck was that terrible.

Might be 2nd on my list of terrible movies with well-known actors/actresses, right behind Dogville.


Really? Drive is a fantastic movie.
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Re: Movie

Postby canaan on Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:04 am

Drive is solid.
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Re: Movie

Postby Froggy on Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:06 am

If you didn't lie Drive, you should just stop watching movies and go live in a cave, and lick rocks for nourishment
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Re: Movie

Postby skullman80 on Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:29 am

Drive was ok. Nothing that spectacular imo.
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