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User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2734 posts, RR: 8
Posted (11 years 8 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 877 times:

Living where I do I am always far behind on the movies I have seen. Yesterday I saw 2 and was disappointed and very pleased.

"Gangs of NY" gets Oscar nominations and everyone says how great it is and then it turns out to be shit ! Talk about an hour too long and one pouting fag too far ...

"Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers" on the other hand was all that was priomised and more. Wow! Battle scenes, scenery, battle scenes, Gollum and those trees .... cool !

Your opinions, am I right or not ? Any other movies I probably haven't seen yet that are all hype like the Gangs of NY ?


" Help, help ... I'm being oppressed ... "
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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 868 times:
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Only 3 days, 13 hours and 43 minutes to the X2 Opening!

I'll add to this after I have seen it.



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User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 862 times:

PJ,

Surprisingly, I agree with you. Although I thought Daniel Day-Lewis was really good in Gangs of New York. He was a very convincing 'native.'


User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2734 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 859 times:

Yeah he was good but had no where to go with it. The story just degenerated into some cliche climactic battle ala Porkys, Grease or whatever. They had so much to work with - anti-conscription riots, lynchings, corrupt politics (all the makings of a great yarn) .... and what do we get. De Caprio and his sunken chest drooling over some bint with baaad eye-sight. Pathetic !


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User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 857 times:

battle scenes, scenery, battle scenes, scenery *ggg* what did you expect, I mean the book is exactly the same, except the scenery part is a bit shorter.

Saw "The core" recently...bullshit of the highest order, but it was sort of entertaining...well, that's the best I can say, recommended only if you have absolutely nothing else to do!



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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 853 times:

Most recent ones seen: "Holes" (in theater), "Far from Heaven" and "Blue Crush," both on DVD. All three were pretty good.


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User currently offline707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 851 times:

Mirrodie >

For once, we're better of in France than elsewhere, since X2 opens here on Wednesday (not at midnight, really on Wednesday)

Heck, I'm seeing it on thursday  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 1 day ago) and read 843 times:

I saw House of a 1000 Corpses. It was a great movie.


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User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3077 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 1 day ago) and read 839 times:


'Malibu's Most Wanted' (Saturday in Bloomington, MN) It SUCKED. Anthony Anderson did not save this movie. Don't even watch it if you flip past it on one of your HBO's.

'Anger Management' (Yesterday in Kansas City, MO) It was OK, but not as good as Happy, Billy, Waterboy, even Big Daddy, etc. See it on video.

'The Hunted' (A few weeks ago in Elkhart, IN) It was OK too, but not that great of a story. See it on video.

I can't remember what movie I saw in a theater (cinema) before these.


User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2734 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 1 day ago) and read 838 times:

I have heard of none of these. I officially live in a hole in the ground.


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User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 8 months 1 day ago) and read 830 times:

"The Core" was a horrible movie.

User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6054 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (11 years 8 months 23 hours ago) and read 826 times:

.. I'm kinda into LoTR: The Two Towers at the moment. Especially since I have the rip from the DVD that were sent out to members of the Academy. Of course, I'll be waiting with my credit card in hand to get the DVD once they bothers to release it in August.

User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 8 months 23 hours ago) and read 821 times:

"Chicago" - I went to see this for one reason....the last out of nowhere Oscar contender I can remember was LA Confidential, which I didn't bother to see in the theaters, but fell in love with once I saw it on video. Not wanting to repeat the mistake, I forked out the $7.75 for this Oscar winning musical.

And that's all it was. A Broadway musical on film. While I know great acting enough to recognize the sizzling performances from Zellwegger, Zeta-Jones, Gere et all, I would have much preferred to see this on stage rather than on film. (And I'm not a huge fan of this particular music to begin with). As a musical, it was swell. As a movie? Eh.

"The Core" was just fun, nothing more. Another one of those concepts that could be great, if they'd obsess less about what cool special effects they could plug in.

"LOTR The Two Towers" was great (I'm very biased), BUT...I liked Fellowship better. Jackson is starting to take some generous creative license from Tolkien's masterpiece, and I don't think it neccessarily lends more to the story (In the Movie, Treebeard comes across as borderline psychotic. And Faramir is a dick. Then again, I hated his Galadriel too......she talks like she's been smoking some of that famous Lorien ganja.) Still, I can't wait till Return of the King.


User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 13, posted (11 years 8 months 22 hours ago) and read 812 times:
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Chicago was absolutely sensational! in fact, you cannot compare it to the Broadway show at all!

Both the show the movie were excellent and stand well on their own feet.



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User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11801 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (11 years 8 months 20 hours ago) and read 804 times:

I have seen Anger Management and Spirited Away. Tonight I am going to see a screening of Down With Love starring Ewan McGregor and Renee Zelweger. I can not wait for Charlies Angles 2 starring MY GIRL: Drew Barrymore!!! *YAY*
I thought Anger Management was funny and I really liked the story in Spirited Away. Especially the dragon.

GO CANUCKS!!



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User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3839 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (11 years 8 months 19 hours ago) and read 795 times:

A couple of my friends & I were going to go see "Anger Management" or "Holes" last weekend, but didn't get to. I think the movie will be as good as the book, in terms of "Holes".

Most recent movies I've seen-
-Saw "Daredevil" a few weeks ago.....it was OK, could have been better.
-"Darkness Falls" before that, which was an OK movie...got better toward the end. I got bored after a while, to be honest.
-"The Ring". This movie is amazing! The story pieces itself together as it goes along, the actors do a good job & it was really entertaining. I really liked it & would recommend it to anyone who hasn't seen it.
-I saw a movie in November or December with Katie Holmes, supposed to be a suspense movie. Don't know the title, but it wasn't very good.
-"Die Another Day". Horrible theme song, crappy movie. Absolute waste of time....only James Bond movie I can say that about. As I like to say, "it would have made Ian Fleming turn over in his grave"

Does "Anger Management" follow the "typical Adam Sandler storyline"? I like Adam Sandler, he's a funny guy, but it seems like all his movies go:

"Sandler's hard-luck-duck character is introduced, has life-changing event, meets girl, likes girl, somebody's out to screw him, girl leaves him, life-changing event goes bad due to badguy screwing Sandler over, girl makes startling discovery, life-changing event gets better, relationship turns better, happily ever after, the end"? It was pretty much this way in "Happy Gilmore" (awesome movie), "Mr. Deeds", and "Big Daddy" (good movie).

DeltaRules



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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 16, posted (11 years 8 months 18 hours ago) and read 780 times:
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The Ring pieces itself together????? How? PLeaseexplain how that movie made ANY sense whatsoever Deltarules. I have been trying but I came to the conclusion that it sucked. Seriously, can you explain that flick to me b/c I was so lost.

Has anyone seen "bend it like Beckham?"



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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 17, posted (11 years 8 months 17 hours ago) and read 782 times:

"Anger Management"

"The Core" x 2

I hope to see "Chicago" by the end of next week. (and I'm not talking about O'Hare or Midway)


redngold



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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 18, posted (11 years 8 months 17 hours ago) and read 778 times:

I saw Anger Management a few weeks ago....all I can say is that I want my $8.50 back...it was terrible and very overrated...DeltaRules..its a bit different from the normal Sandler movie IMO...but not by much...

Id like to see Bend it like Beckham...

Greg



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User currently offlineCO 757 200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (11 years 8 months 15 hours ago) and read 773 times:

Last 2 I've seen:

"View from the Top", I liked it lots....only drawback was the excessive mushiness toward the end.

"Just Married"


User currently offlineKappa13 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 163 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (11 years 8 months 15 hours ago) and read 773 times:

Just bought some DVD's from Best Buy. So I've just seen the Matrix for the first time. Well I saw it once before but I fell asleep before it was more then 15mins in to it. This time I choose to watch in the morning. Smart idea because I watched the whole thing and I think it was a great movie. I really liked it. Besides from that I've watched Goodfellas and Remember the Titans. Both great movies.

Todd


User currently offlineSoku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (11 years 8 months 14 hours ago) and read 768 times:

I just saw Bend it like Beckham. It was a nice little film. The soundtrack was awesome. I'd reccomend it to anyone. Ah the joy of comedy made by British people that an American can understand.  Smile


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User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (11 years 8 months 13 hours ago) and read 758 times:

Saw "Identity" yesterday- really good, Hitchkok type suspense whodunnit.
Very good, I'd recommend it for sure.


User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2743 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (11 years 8 months 12 hours ago) and read 755 times:

I saw anger management, thought it was great.

Sandler's hard-luck-duck character is introduced, has life-changing event, meets girl, likes girl, somebody's out to screw him, girl leaves him, life-changing event goes bad due to badguy screwing Sandler over, girl makes startling discovery, life-changing event gets better, relationship turns better, happily ever after, the end"? It was pretty much this way in "Happy Gilmore" (awesome movie), "Mr. Deeds", and "Big Daddy" (good movie).

Yep but it has a twist at the end.


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6341 posts, RR: 33
Reply 24, posted (11 years 8 months 12 hours ago) and read 753 times:

I went to see "Confidence" yesterday. Rather good in my opinion.

Since I chose it over "Identity" and that movie has now been rated well, perhaps it will still be showing this weekend.



Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
25 KAL_LM : Saw "The Hunted" about 3 weeks ago, wanted my money back. "A Man Apart" was OK, but I'm glad we saw the matinee. If you have a chance, go see "Identit
26 Post contains images Tbar220 : Been rentin a lot of movies lately, here they are: "A Beautiful Mind" - Wonderful movie!! "Kings of Comedy" - Good stand up "Mystery Men" - This was h
27 Seb146 : Just got back from Down With Love. It left me confused. It was funny in parts but it was confusing too. If you are into the whole '60s swinger flicks,
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