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Old 07-05-2010, 09:56 PM   #1
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Default OT: Movie thread

This probably already exists but I am starting ANOTHER!

MY first question pertains to Nicholas Cage. How on earth does such and ugly, useless actor get SO many big budget movies and who are the 'tards that go see them? I already know the answer, but interested in other's opinions. Take him and then take someone like Matt Damon who is a solid actor (not the best, but solid), he picks good quality movies and does well, then you get a douche like Cage who makes garbage but keeps getting big movies.

Anyways, this thread is for the discussion of actors/movies etc.
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Old 07-05-2010, 10:32 PM   #2
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I watched Grown Ups. Pretty funny. Tonight is Hot Tub Time Machine. lulz
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Old 07-05-2010, 10:40 PM   #3
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I watched HT Tie Machine, I skied in that, it was pretty fun as we had Seymour all to ourselves and were towed up with snowmobiles and got to wear 80's duds. Nostalgic. It's pretty funny.

I watched A-Team finally, good fun. Also watched Green Zone the other night, very good.
Also watched Funny People (speaking of Sandler). Grown ups was...???
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Old 07-05-2010, 10:57 PM   #4
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Yeah, I laughed a fair bit at Hot Tub Time Machine.

Saw A-Team on the weekend. Outside of a couple completely ridiculous scenes (flying tanks comes to mind) it was pretty decent. I expected it to be bad, but I walked out satisfied.

Saw Toy Story 3 in Imax 3D a couple weeks back. What a great way to end the Toy Story franchise! I wanna see it again in 2D though.
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Old 07-05-2010, 11:00 PM   #5
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I watched The A-Team recently! good movie! I actually really enjoyed it and it was neat seeing Vancouver all over the place.
Oh yah, and Bradley Cooper. har.
Sharlto (sp?) the guy who played Murdock was my fav character!

I watched Up In The Air last night, first Jason Reitman movie i've watched. Funny tidbit - he is our good family friend's son-in-law! I actually really enjoyed it, haven't watched any other Jason Reitman movies though (Thank You For Smoking, Juno)

Oh and I also saw Toy Story 3 the other night. loved it. so cute.
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Nicholas Cage. How on earth does such and ugly, useless actor get SO many big budget movies and who are the 'tards that go see them? I already know the answer, but interested in other's opinions. Take him and then take someone like Matt Damon who is a solid actor (not the best, but solid), he picks good quality movies and does well, then you get a douche like Cage who makes garbage but keeps getting big movies.
I think Cage is limited also. I did like him in Raising Arizona though. He played a doofus which seemed natural for him.

Leaving Las Vegas was a fine example of the worst acting EVER!!

Worse though. Why does David Schwimmer (try) to act like Nicholas Cage. It's almost as pathetic as watching Christian Slater pretend to be Jack Nicholson.

On a side note, my "Really Good Movie with an Average Actor" award goes to Mr. Tom Hanks.
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Old 07-05-2010, 11:57 PM   #7
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Toy Story 3.....that baby is creepy as fudge. Still a good movie, had to get used to the 3d all the way through the movie. Made it hard to focus.
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I like Tom Hanks!
Then again, i'm a sucker for romantic comedies like You've Got Mail

I like Denzel Washington a lot, as well as Johnny Depp. Anyone watch Public Enemies?? I loved that movie. Could've done with some better, and more, editing in certain scenes, but other than that, I loved it.
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I watched HT Tie Machine, I skied in that, it was pretty fun as we had Seymour all to ourselves and were towed up with snowmobiles and got to wear 80's duds. Nostalgic. It's pretty funny.
Just finished it. It was pretty funny for sure

I would have been 5 years old in that movie though.
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I'm one of the doucher Nick Cage fans. hehehe. Some films of his that I enjoyed are: Lord of War, Gone in 60 Seconds and The Rock. Obviously being the nephew of Francis Ford Coppola helped his career but he's not a terrible actor either.


Oh yeah, and I was surprised to enjoy HT time Machine. I like the way it starts off by highlighting the cultural significance of the hot tub. I remember going through high school figuring that getting a girl in a hottub is halfway to getting her in the sack. I think it may still hold true
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Old 07-06-2010, 03:13 AM   #11
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Does The Rock still hold up? At the time it was awesome, but it is still awesome 14 years later?
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Does The Rock still hold up? At the time it was awesome, but it is still awesome 14 years later?
Ya it's been a while since I watched it, only one way to find out...
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Old 07-06-2010, 03:36 AM   #13
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only one way to find out...
I think I recycled my VHS copy of it years ago, so let me know how that goes
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Old 07-06-2010, 04:09 AM   #14
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I just recently re-watched 'In Bruges'. I really liked this movie. Interesting storyline, great characters and a beautiful setting. I'm normally not a Colin Ferrell fan but this was the best I've seen from him, and very good acting.
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Anyone else watching the ESPN 30for30 documentaries on TSN?
Been some really good films!
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recent flicks Ive been able to watch are:

Toy Story 3 - good movies, good at keeping the story line flowing, good for kids and adults alike. I agree, that baby doll was creepy.

Date Night (Tina Fey & Steve Carrell) - not as good as I hoped from Tina. I was disapointed with their rolls, but the movie did carry through fairly quickly and was half enjoyable to watch. I think it could have been done better.

Shutter Island (Leo Decaprio) - Pretty good movie, not as 'scary' as I heard it was supposed to be. It might just be the stigma surrounding a mental hospital movie that its more creepy than scary, but it was always able to keep me thinking. Good cast, well done.

Hot Tub Time Machine - Loved it. I think my favorite part was with the bell boy and his almost accidents all the time. The whole thing made me laugh, and it was a good flick I have watched twice now

Julie & Julia - dont ask why I had to sit through this movie, but I didnt think it was very good.

Kick Ass (has Nick Cage in it) - I laughed at this movie. I love spoofs, and the low level actors who are starting to emerge (some of the cast from super bad, etc...) and kinda enjoyed this flick.

Law Abiding Citizen - If you havent seen this movie, go out and do so. It is awesome, Gerrard Butler plays a wicked character and the whole movie is just top notch. One of my favorites.

The Losers - Similar Im sure to the A team, but with an earlier release date. Good action flick with a decent story and excellent cast. I really enjoyed this flick and it has that hot chick from Avatar

The Book of Eli - good movie. I liked it, but it has been a while since I watched it and cant remember much more about it.

Unthinkable - cool movie with Samuel Jackson, and him having to do something... something unthinkable. I really liked this movie, his acting is always good-great and it has a good story line. Not for the squeemish.

Youth In Revolt - What can I say... Michael Cera has a mustache. Movie is.... not as good as some of his other stuff.
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I watched the movie "The road" with Vigo Mortensen . DONT EVEN THINK about watching it .That movie sucked !! Good thing I didn't pay for it !

But the Blind Side is an amazing true story I can watch that any time !!
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The Road is a very good book, but not a huge fan of the movie...pretty dark and depressing. I wouldn't say it was bad but I don't think the average viewer would dig. The book is written by the same dude as No Country for Old Men...Cormack McCarthy (sp?).
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No Country for Old Man was wicked .
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Old 07-06-2010, 03:24 PM   #20
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Hmm...how about a top ten movies list. Post your top ten movies...mine often change but currently these would be the ones I could think of...in no particular order.

1. Usual Suspects (one of the best endings to a movie ever)
2. LA Confidential (great acting, twists, plot etc)
3. Good Will Hunting (put Matt Damon out there and Robin William's best performance by FAR)
4. Shawshank Redemption (and Steven King's ONLY good book-to-movie...maybe Green Mile as well..)
5. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Jack's best performance)
6. Oldboy (this would be at the top of my list, BEST ending ever, fantastic movie).
7. the Dark Night (excellent superhero movie, Bale is Batman, Ledger was RAD RIP.)
8. Fight Club (the first rule of this movie is do not talk about this movie)
9. The Score (DeNiro's best later in life performance and one of the best for Ed Norton, American History X would be up there).
10. Se7en (Kevin Spacey is dope, Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman were terrific together, fantastic movie).

Special mention by genre go to:
Drama/Comedy - Amelie, made me fall in love with Audrey Tautou
Comedy - A Fish Called Wanda, John Cleese rocks the comedy
Action - The Bourne Series - loved the books, loved the movies.
Sci-Fi - LOTR's, can't wait for the Hobbit if they ever figure out who's going to direct it.

Most Believable Performance - Phillip Seymour Hoffman in pretty much EVERYTHING he has done but I will name owning Mahoney. If ANYONE has ANYONE in their family or friend network who has a gambling problem, or even an addiction of any kind, his performance will help you to understand how it feels to have one.

Animation - Tonari no Totoro, this was the first Japanese Animation (asides from Akira) that I had watched and I just really enjoyed it.

Most Watched Movie - well over 20 times for both Usual Suspects and Oldboy. I just love seeing people's reactions.
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Yep, its still awesome. How can you go wrong with that cast?! you have Ed Harris, Sean Connery, Claire Forlani and ..... whats his name? Oh yea, nick cage...
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I watched "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" the other night. This is a Swedish movie with subtitles (the way foreign language films should be watched). I really enjoyed this movie. The story was great, it had great characters/acting, suspense and some disturbing parts. It is long at 2.5hrs but well worth the watch especially for those that like suspense/mystery type films. There is a follow up as well as a third movie which didn't get as good reviews but that I will watch.

I also watched Iron Man 2 in the Theatre finally. It was enjoyable but didn't have the same bang as the first one.
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I watched "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" the other night.
Good book too, although it reads like any translated work. The author died in "mysterious" circumstances.


I gotta say, big love for Hot Fuzz. I watched it again recently, so funny. If you like it, it's well worth digging Simon and Nick's old "Spaced" sitcom.

I went on a crime flick spree a while back and enjoyed:

-The Long Good Friday (old one)
-Heat
-Layer Cake (must watch, RS6 ftw)
-Gangster No 1 (nuts)
-Sexy Beast (I am officially terrified of Ben Kingsley)
-Get Carter (not the meh Stallone remake, the Michael Caine one)
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When did the author die? Interesting, I wonder if any of his works were based on true stories and he pissed of the wrong fellows? I remember a Japanese Diresctor was "mysteriously killed" after making some movies that poked fun at Yakuza.

Long Good Friday on list of to see's.
Heat - great film with one of the most realistic gun fights I've ever seen (DT LA after the bank heist).
Layer Cake, great Brit flick.
Gangster No 1 - To see
Sexy Beast - loved Ben Kingsley in that. "You got very nice eyes, DeeDee. Never noticed them before. They real?"
Gotta see the orig get carter as well.
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I saw the movie 'Up in the air' recently, it was kind of enjoyable. Not too bad for a cartoon type movie.

The new Rambo I watched the other night, love the body count at the end!

Se7en was on tv the other night, recorded it on the PVR. Such a good movie!

I havent ever seen "Oldboy" (is there something about 15 years later when he is released something happens with his daughter??) its kind of ringing a bell... any remake's? or maybe I have seen part of it...
I want to see:
Iron man 2
Inception
Despicable me (heard this is very very good)
Predators - what guy doesnt want to see this movie. The others have all been ok to watch...
Grown Ups - if its anything like the older movies some of these guys did together, it should be the next 'hangover' movie
Karate Kid... but isnt he learning kung-fu in the movie?... and already going for a sequel
Jonah Hex - Im a sucker for super hero/comic book movies. Hope it will be good, but Megan Fox is stupid & hot so I see the possible suck factor high with this movie.
The Killer inside me - this movie looks awesome, it hasnt gotten the media attention some other block busters have. With some good writing and a good cast, I hope this turns out to be a great flick.
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