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    MOVIE TRIVIA: In order to prepare for his role as Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Day-Lewis shot himself in the head 5 times a day
    OH PLEASE HELP I found out why Waldo's always hiding he did so many horrible things please let me in he's righ

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    Contagion (2011)
    Rating: High.

    Follows an epidemic realistically. I highly recommend watching this. There is some excellent camera work focusing on objects touched by carriers of the mysterious pathogen. The movie does this subtly; zooming in would would be irritating and blatant. Instead, it's more about making the touched surfaces the centerpiece of the scene with the camera lingering there for just the right duration. Worth watching just to see how well they did this.

    The only problem was how many potentially horrible situations kept ending wonderfully. In a movie about millions getting sick and dying, events seem too family friendly, complete with a Cinderella-like ballroom scene near the end. The educational value is high; don't expect a zombie apocalypse movie.

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    G.I. Joe, I mean Man of Steel
    Rating: 0/10

    Wow, did they ever miss the whole point of Superman. The idea is that Clark Kent represents all of us little people; he is a socially awkward, timid, passive pushover who is clumsy with the ladies. Then, he transforms and does amazing things to provide an escapist fantasy for the audience of commoners. The lowly learn to soar. Well, there is none of that here.

    It's amazing to see every line in the movie achieve the exact opposite of what it intended. Characters spill out corny lines telling us what we already know. Constant flashbacks ruin any surprise or drama. Zod is a 12 year old with a speech impediment. Superman is a screaming idiot.

    There's a problem with imagery too. Superman has demonic red eyes accompanying his laser vision, Krypton vessels resemble disgusting parasites, and their technology is poisonous mercury. The movie itself is mostly colorless. Superman's father, meanwhile, is grumbling on about hope, goodness, etc in his black outfit of doom. He's gripping a charred skull, killing dudes, and grunting about hope, dreams, ideals, and goodness.

    Russell Crowe murmuring his trailer cheese: "They'll rise behind you. They will stumble. They will fall." After that, I swear he goes: "They will rise. And rise again. Until lambs become lions. Then the dark knight will rise. And Michael Myers will rise. And Hannibal will rise. And the Pink Panther will rise. And one day, one day...Spider-Man...WILL rise too."

    The opening scene is the same as the Lion King, where Krypton animals call out when a child is born. WHAT? Then there's X-box action scenes (more like Mortal Kombat III button mashing), tentacle porn with Superman, crappy "anything goes" CG shapes (like Spawn effects from 17 years ago), and September 11th porn for people into that. All in a bath of strobe lights. See, partway through, someone went, "To hell with lens flares; let's merge all the lens flares into strobe. We've got to increase saccade rates!"

    You will believe a spaceship can fly. As if multiple super beings isn't enough, there are tons of spaceships here and there, completely unneeded. Step aside Superman, the spaceships are talking.

    America, I believe, has a wage disparity between blacks and whites, and possibly some other equality issues. Instead of confronting this honestly, movies for the past 20 years have been painting a rosier picture of the opposite by simply portraying black men in positions of high authority.

    The music is awful and forgettable. They actually have sad violin music playing. Talk about desperate.

    Finally, the hobo image doesn't work for Superman. Hobos struggle daily just to get their meals. Superman has godlike powers. He is the exact opposite of a hobo, so acting like one won't garner any sympathy.

    Being imbeciles, the hack writers messed up the encounter with Lois and Clark.
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    Well folks, Superman 4 is better than Man of Steel. Yes, that's the one with Nuclear Man. Superior movie, no kidding.
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    I wish we could see inside the opposing team's locker room in Air Bud. "IT'S A FREAKING DOG. HE'S LIKE 2 FEET TALL. HOW ARE YOU GUYS LOSING?!?"
    OH PLEASE HELP I found out why Waldo's always hiding he did so many horrible things please let me in he's righ

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    Evil Dead (2013)
    Rating: 8/10
    Fun: 8.5/10

    A group of friends try to bring their friend struggling with a heroin addiction to an isolated cabin to help her stop using drugs cold turkey. Meanwhile, they accidentally summon evil spirits which haunt them.

    I know this was a reboot of an old series, but I never saw a single of the older movies. All I know is that the first movie was sort of serious, but then after that the movies got really stupid and goofy. This movie to me felt entirely serious. So going in to the movie, I knew next to nothing about it or what it would be like. I actually really enjoyed it, and while it wasn't a scary horror movie (at all), it was definitely one of the better horror movies that I can remember from recent years. The theme and presentation of the movie was pretty disturbing, it was just an overall really dark movie. But as the movie progressed, it got significantly more and more bloody and gory until it basically evolved into a modern gore-fest horror movie. I usually don't mind over the top gore in movies, but those pointless gore movies have gotten so boring over the years that I usually steer clear of those, but I feel like this movie actually utilized the gore really well. Some of it was just flat out ridiculous and over the top gore, but it didn't feel like those gore-porn movies that were pumped out a few years ago, which got really boring. While the plot was super shallow, it at least made it feel like it had a purpose, and then it slowly brought out the dark theme of the movie. The acting was good enough to sell it, it wasn't good acting by any means, but it wasn't awful acting either. After I saw the movie, I did a little bit of research and found out this is a reboot to the franchise and there will be at least one or two sequels, I really hope the sequel kind of maintains the style of the original and doesn't go off into the stupid/goofy style that I heard the others went into. But honestly, they did a solid job with this movie. While it wasn't scary, it was definitely entertaining. I have a strong feeling the sequel will suck horribly for one of several reasons, but this was a pleasant treat of a "horror" movie based on the past trend in "horror" movies. Highly not recommended for people with weak stomachs though lol.

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    Re: Movie Review thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lazer LXXVII View Post
    The theme and presentation of the movie was pretty disturbing, it was just an overall really dark movie. But as the movie progressed, it got significantly more and more bloody and gory until it basically evolved into a modern gore-fest horror movie. I usually don't mind over the top gore in movies, but those pointless gore movies have gotten so boring over the years that I usually steer clear of those, but I feel like this movie actually utilized the gore really well. Some of it was just flat out ridiculous and over the top gore, but it didn't feel like those gore-porn movies that were pumped out a few years ago, which got really boring.
    A lot of those gore movies seem to be intended to just make the audience uncomfortable and squirming, I was afraid Evil Dead would be like that too but it wasn't, thankfully. Only one scene was really cringe worthy, the movie just went for being fun more than anything and that's why I enjoyed it so much.

    ALSO WATCH EVIL DEAD 2 DANGIT

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    The Lorax
    Animated morality tale

    Score: 1/10, 0 and negative being inappropriate
    Stars: Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Betty White, Danny DeVito

    Saw this with my son on Netflix; turned out he'd seen it before and was humoring me.

    It was awful.


    I was fully aware of the enviro-weenie aspects of the classic Dr. Seuss tale, and though I'd not seen it I would expect that the old TV version may have stuck more closely to the original:



    Instead, the core story was encapsulated in a disgustingly poor action/adventure vehicle with crappy romantic interest and excruciating side-stories, populated with (yes) cartoonish characters that had none of the poignant nature of Seuss' originals. The original is heavy propaganda, but still a classic morality tale about unfettered consumerism and the balance of Nature. This modern movie version, well... this wasn't much more than crap.

    It made me think that a bunch of Leftist Hollywierd goons thought that if they could only mix the anti-Western message from WALL-E with the odd mechanics of Despicable Me and add a dash of Up!, then they would have the latest blockbuster! Perhaps the two toadies in one of the side-stories were self-portraits, who knows. I know I've read increasing articles about the intellectual bankruptcy of Hollywood, and if there was ever an Exhibit A, this attempt to turn the 18 minutes of story into a full-length children's movie is it.
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    Re: Movie Review thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by jmervyn View Post
    Animated morality tale
    Yea, I'm so freaking tired of this trend. It really got going with Wall-E, that one really pissed me off.

    I fell asleep during Lorax in the theater, that's never a good sign.

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    Re: Movie Review thread.

    I will always love Up, I don't care what anyone else says.
    Then I just won't b​other!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BipolarChemist View Post
    I will always love Up, I don't care what anyone else says.
    Haven't seen it, but I know it was successful. There's such intellectual emptiness in Hollywood now that it's shocking, and it's only getting worse.

    I actually liked WALL-E as far as it went, but perhaps it's because the heavy-handed Fascist propaganda was in the background more than coming from the lips of characters.

    RottenTomatos reviews for The Lorax weren't as negative as mine - make of that what you will - but an article I read showed 80% initial audience favor (now down to 60-something).

    I like this review. Particularly the title line, The Badness of The Lorax Is a Shock


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    Parker (2013)
    Rating: 8/10
    Fun: 8/10

    A thief works with a group of four other thieves to rob a state fair. After the robbery, the four other thieves take his share of the money and leave him for dead. The thief pursues the others to kill them and retrieve his money and honor.

    I thought this was a textbook action movie, while it did nothing to really stand out, it did everything that makes for a good action movie. First off, the plot wasn't overly complicated, but it was simple and entertaining. It didn't over complicate anything by trying to make it seem so deep and thoughtful, but it just gave the character a reason to kick ***. The action was excellent, I really enjoyed the mixup of hand to hand action scenes and shooting action scenes, it almost felt like an off brand Transporter movie (minus the car chases) for many reasons. I also liked how the movie was an R-rated action movie, so a bit of blood and gore, but I appreciated how for the most part it wasn't just way over the top like many movies seem to do today. One thing that sort of turned me away from the movie was the acting, normally I wouldn't care because acting isn't crucial in movies like this, but there were some really bad performances in this movie. Jason Statham basically plays his usual role so he is alright, Jennifer Lopez bounced between pretty decent acting and bad acting, and everyone else basically had really bad performances, and often times it felt so forced. I did enjoy it though, a very solid action movie that sort of felt like a spiritual sequel to the Transporter movies. It didn't really stand out in any way, but if you enjoy action movies, there is no way you won't enjoy this one.

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