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Movie Release Awareness - January '09 (Gim and Bigfoot seen being abducted by UFO)

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  • Casually HardcoreCasually Hardcore Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    TehSpectre wrote: »
    Man, I still have to disagree.

    I thought there were a bunch of good scares throughout the flick.

    The plot was terrible, yeah, but it held a creepy tension throughout.

    The creepy tension you were feeling is the fact that this movie gross $23 million. If something this awful can make that much money then I may just have to give up on Hollywood and just limit myself to Korean films.

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  • noir_bloodnoir_blood Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I saw The Wrestler tonight.

    Holy shit.


    God I love that movie. I hate my fucking zune right now because they don't have Springteen's song.

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  • FallingmanFallingman Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Heh - I just saw another Streetfighter movie in the Apple Trailers website. I had no idea one was coming. It even has some notable actors in it... and I still have no faith that it will be any good. Wire-fu with people that dont know what they're doing...

    The only good one was the original Animated movie.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Klonoa of the Wind WAHOO!Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Fallingman wrote: »
    Heh - I just saw another Streetfighter movie in the Apple Trailers website. I had no idea one was coming. It even has some notable actors in it... and I still have no faith that it will be any good. Wire-fu with people that dont know what they're doing...

    The only good one was the original Animated movie.

    The worst part is there's no indication it's a Street Fighter movie till the title shows up.

    It just looks like Generic Action Movie.

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  • gundam470gundam470 Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    But hell what was I expecting when the movie poster is this

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    Save yourself cash and just look at the movie poster for 2 seconds. The only good part about this film is Odette Yustman ass and camel toe.

    To be fair, that is a really nice ass.

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I was a little disappointed by Waltz with Bashir, which I saw because I assumed it would be in theaters for a shorter period of time. I enjoyed most every sequence, but as someone who knows very little about Israel's history I found it a bit hard to connect with the events in the same way others would, at least until the final bit which features actual footage of the aftermath of the Sabra and Shatila massacre. I didn't even know there would be a massacre until I got to that point in the film.

    Anyway, are there any documentaries on Israel that might be worth putting in my Netflix queue?

  • TehSpectreTehSpectre @PixelateJake on TwitterRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Saw My Bloody Valentine 3D today!

    It was a lot of fun to see body parts flying out of the screen at me.

    However, my girlfriend's glasses didn't work or something and she got a horrible headache and I wish she had told me.

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    That sucks spec, well at least it was awesome for you!

  • TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Fallingman wrote: »
    Heh - I just saw another Streetfighter movie in the Apple Trailers website. I had no idea one was coming. It even has some notable actors in it... and I still have no faith that it will be any good. Wire-fu with people that dont know what they're doing...

    The only good one was the original Animated movie.

    The worst part is there's no indication it's a Street Fighter movie till the title shows up.

    It just looks like Generic Action Movie.

    And it comes out in February? They are really shoving it out into the shitbin with no marketing. Which is probably for the best.

    When I went to Apple to see the english version of that trailer, though, the Wolverine trailer distracted me. I know it is going to suck and I still can't wait to see it.

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  • RookRook Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I was a little disappointed by Waltz with Bashir, which I saw because I assumed it would be in theaters for a shorter period of time. I enjoyed most every sequence, but as someone who knows very little about Israel's history I found it a bit hard to connect with the events in the same way others would, at least until the final bit which features actual footage of the aftermath of the Sabra and Shatila massacre. I didn't even know there would be a massacre until I got to that point in the film.

    Anyway, are there any documentaries on Israel that might be worth putting in my Netflix queue?

    I'm not up on Israeli documentaries, but I usually find reading the wikipedia page on XYZ usually helps before/after seeing something based on real life (Also, Arik Sharon = Ariel Sharon). It's probably worth checking out Munich as well though.

  • Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I went with my cousin today to see Let the Right One In at a local indie cinema.

    Oh my god it was so awesome.

    Oh, and for the people who care about this, it has a 97% rating at Rotten Tomatoes.

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  • RookRook Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    muninn wrote: »
    I was pretty dissapointed with the Wrestler. It was well shot, but oh so heavy handed in parts.

    Yeah, it's definitely got a lot of individual pieces that work well, but altogether, it feels as though it's missing something.

  • ShadowfireShadowfire Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    So I keep seeing trailers for Taken, and it just makes my frothing desire that much greater... the 30th can't come fast enough.

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  • TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    So I keep seeing trailers for Taken, and it just makes my frothing desire that much greater... the 30th can't come fast enough.

    You'd think hearing Liam Neeson tell the bad guys he's going to kill them would get old.

    It doesn't.

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    So I keep seeing trailers for Taken, and it just makes my frothing desire that much greater... the 30th can't come fast enough.

    Don't get your hopes up, dude. It's a passable action film.

  • ShadowfireShadowfire Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    So I keep seeing trailers for Taken, and it just makes my frothing desire that much greater... the 30th can't come fast enough.

    Don't get your hopes up, dude. It's a passable action film.

    That's fine. I'm easy to please.. and Liam Neeson is awesome.

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  • darklite_xdarklite_x I can't find Turner and HoochRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    clownfood wrote: »
    You haven't seen Kinsey have you?
    Actually I have, but I'd completely forgotten about it. Go figure.

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  • TehSpectreTehSpectre @PixelateJake on TwitterRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Thought this might get a few chuckles:
    Variety film critic John Anderson and film producer Jeff "The Dude" Dowd (who lent inspiration to Jeff Bridges' character in the Coen brothers' The Big Lebowski) made Sundance headlines Wednesday when a heated discussion over festival film Dirt! The Movie led to a flurry of fists in the middle of the Yarrow hotel.

    According to blog reports (and one extensive missive from Variety's Anne Thompson), producer's rep Dowd had followed critic Anderson following the 8:30am screening of Dirt! in hopes of lobbying for a kinder review; he even brought over Howard Stern veteran Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling to plead the film's case. A few heated minutes and two or three punches later, Park City had its first physical altercation of the fest.

    From Anne Thompson's Thompson on Hollywood blog:

    "Anderson seems not to have hit Dowd very hard. "I didn't want to hurt him," says Anderson. "This was nothing close to a fistfight." Dowd did not resist and there was no blood. Dowd is a big guy and he's fine. He wants to convene a panel with Anderson, journalists and the Dirt! filmmakers to talk about these issues. Dowd and Anderson have known each other for some 25 years, and Anderson interviewed him for his book, I Wake Up Screening."

    Dirt, by the way, is a documentary attempting to rekindle man's relationship with...dirt. Anderson's professional assessment of the film, according to Thompson, is that it's "poor, too simplistic, too redundant."

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  • FallingmanFallingman Registered User regular
    edited January 2009

    There's no way that wont be worth a rental and a few beers.

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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    So I keep seeing trailers for Taken, and it just makes my frothing desire that much greater... the 30th can't come fast enough.

    Don't get your hopes up, dude. It's a passable action film.

    That's fine. I'm easy to please.. and Liam Neeson is awesome.

    It's such a good trailer. I know its going to be a passable action movie, but hot damn if I don't want to hear Liam Neeson talk about killing and torturing people.

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  • FallingmanFallingman Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    So I keep seeing trailers for Taken, and it just makes my frothing desire that much greater... the 30th can't come fast enough.

    Don't get your hopes up, dude. It's a passable action film.

    That's fine. I'm easy to please.. and Liam Neeson is awesome.

    It's such a good trailer. I know its going to be a passable action movie, but hot damn if I don't want to hear Liam Neeson talk about killing and torturing people.

    You'll be fine. The basic premise is this:

    Liam Neeson is in a position where he is (as far as anyone ever will be) justified in kicking, punching shooting anyone he comes across.

    leave your brain at home and enjoy the righteous anger.

    If you start to think... things get ropey.

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  • mcdermottmcdermott Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Preacher wrote: »
    My bloody valentine should be called all the most horrible ways to die by fucking pick axe. It was as awesome and bloody as you can imagine. And the director was amazingly competent so not only could you see the action you saw it in glorious 3d.

    God, I need to decide if this movie is worth a 117 mile drive (one way) for me.

    And I have to decide fast, because I have maybe one more weekend (two at most) before it's gone.

    The wife hates horror movies, but she loves Jensen Ackles (we're Supernatural fans) and loves 3D movies. So she's down. If I don't see this in the theater in 3D, I don't think I'll ever get around to seeing it on video, nor would I likely care to bother anyway.

    On the other hand, it's nearly a two hour drive.

    What do we think? Was it that awesome?


    Aside from that, nothing I'm hyped to see. Taken looks good, but I'm fine renting it. Gran Torino was good, but I'd have been fine renting that too.

    And Donkey Punch? What. The. Fuck. I think Very Bad Things covered this quite well, I see no reason it ever needed to be remade. It's like somebody just wanted to name a movie Donkey Punch for the lulz.


    EDIT: Vikings? Aliens? I'm motherfuckin' IN. On video, at least.

  • TehSpectreTehSpectre @PixelateJake on TwitterRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Do you like lots of gore?

    Do you like nudity?

    Do you like seeing gore and nudity in 3D?


    The film is a lot of fun, but pretty much standard fare as far as slasher flicks are concerned. I will give is praise for not just having the bad guy pick axe people in the chest over and over. He finds awesome ways to kill each character and it doesn't get bland.

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  • mcdermottmcdermott Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    TehSpectre wrote: »
    Do you like lots of gore?

    I'm listening.
    Do you like nudity?

    I'm intrigued.
    Do you like seeing gore and nudity in 3D?

    SOLD!

    The film is a lot of fun, but pretty much standard fare as far as slasher flicks are concerned. I will give is praise for not just having the bad guy pick axe people in the chest over and over. He finds awesome ways to kill each character and it doesn't get bland.

    In seriousness, though, I generally have a special place in my heart for bad slasher films. And I'd love to see something that isn't Journey to the Center of the Earth in 3D. I'll have to convince her that she really likes Jensen Ackles, and I think I can make this happen.

    Oh, and apparently Great Falls has a digital theater now too (and is showing this in 3D)...so instead of 117 miles (to Missoula) it's only like 90. Speed limit's 75 (so I'll be driving 85) so that's just over an hour. Score!

  • SceptreSceptre Registered User regular
    edited January 2009

    This gets the "Sceptre" seal of approval.

    Which means that it will either be legendary beyond words, or it will be the type of movie where you throw popcorn at the screen.
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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Yeah my bloody valentine was a great use of 3d over and above its extremely gorey content. Ackles is decent in the movie but the real star is of course the bloody violence.

  • EmanonEmanon __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2009
    Anybody see the new Underworld yet?

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  • TehSpectreTehSpectre @PixelateJake on TwitterRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I just saw Inkheart and liked it just fine.

    It had some pacing issues and it's obvious the ending was changed (there's a moment that you can tell was the obvious ending and then there a cut and more stuff is shown that seems out of pace with everything else and isn't as good) but it was an enjoyable fantasy-adventure film.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    The OP forgot to include a film.

    I totally forgot that "Outlander" was out on the 23rd because it's getting such a fucking limited release I know there is no way I'll see it in my state. But that's no excuse for YOU to not include it, Spectre.

    For shame. For shame.

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  • TehSpectreTehSpectre @PixelateJake on TwitterRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Outlander was decided to be released during January in January.

    I can't see the future, DP.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Save your excuses for the jury.

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  • TehSpectreTehSpectre @PixelateJake on TwitterRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Mang, it's only being released in 81 theaters in the US.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    TehSpectre wrote: »
    Mang, it's only being released in 81 theaters in the US.

    "Good" is showing on eight.

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  • TehSpectreTehSpectre @PixelateJake on TwitterRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I got nothin'

    Edit: Other than my original argument! Hah.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Nothing shall distract the masses from gazing upon the embarrassment that I have wrought upon you.

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  • Element BrianElement Brian Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Hey so taken came out.

    The first thirty minutes can be pretty bad, i suggest bringing an Ipod or something so that you dont have to actually listen to it.

    Finally you get to some action, this guy is kind of like Jack Bauer except
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  • bychancebychance Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Bitstream wrote: »
    TehSpectre wrote: »
    Bitstream wrote: »
    What, no love for Bitch Slap? Supposedly it has a limited release date of Jan. 15.
    IMDB says nothing of the sort.
    Huh, weird. I was going by the Flixter entry that first brought the movie to my attention. Are you saying my phone lied to me?!:P

    I could have sworn I read a corroborating article about the LA-on-the-15th release, but I'm not seeing anything now. I am now officially sad.

    And I don't care how ridiculous it looks or how bad the effects are, it's got Kevin Sorbo as a hitman and Lucy Lawless and Renee O'Connor as nuns. I... just can't argue with that.

    I thought it was going to come out on Christmas (of 2008) but I guess they thought that wasn't a good idea. Especially seeing as how Tarantino's Grindhouse's failure was greatly due to be being released around Easter Sunday.

  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I liked Taken, it was a violent father porn movie where he kills or mutilates everyone. Can't wait to see the unrated version so I can follow it a bit better. The daughter was a real cunt though and if she was just someones kid he wouldn't have cared at all.

    Now we need a Denzel Washington Liam Neeson team up movie.

  • TomaToma Registered User
    edited February 2009
    Taken... just got back from seeing that...

    Judo-chop, the movie.

    EDIT: Wait a minute... now I know what that feeling was... like, they kept changing things on me, or in the back of my head, I knew the fight scenes weren't quite right. Every time somone was taken down in one hit, or one shot, that was just US editing to get the PG-13 rating.

    Now I wish I got to see the full movie. It didn't do anything to the plot, just mentally, it felt off when the fights happened.

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