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 Posted:   Sep 1, 2010 - 2:37 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

It's a terrific flick. I tend to watch this on a cloudy or rainy day when I'm alone. It's very atmospheric. You'd probably enjoy Trespass. Another great, dreary afternoon adventure with plenty of isolation, being cut off from the rest of the world. Judgment Night is in the same neighborhood, atmosphere-wise, but is more of a night flick, along with Stag.

Really liked Judgment Night. Really loved Trespass! Paxton and Sadler are such a great pairing. Walter Hill's finest IMO.

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2010 - 2:38 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

I dislike St. Elmo's Fire even more - garbage. But enjoy! smile

Well Schumacher often does very interesting work, so I wanted to give it a try. And I'm willing to give the brat pack one more chance... wink

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2010 - 2:43 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Eye See You -- 5/10

What a shame. Multiple times while watching the film I really did catch glimpses of something great. Exciting concept: cop-killing serial killer stalks a remote snowbound detox facility for cops only. I'm not sure where the movie went wrong -- it certainly wasn't casting -- but my chief complaint was that everything felt way too rushed. Like they tried to fit too much stuff in (Sean Patrick Flanery: about 45 seconds' screen time...Dina Meyer: about a minute's screen time). I'm guessing the book it was based on is fantastic, but the filmmakers didn't translate it well to film at all it seems...too bad.

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2010 - 3:01 PM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

Deputy-Did you get around to watching Ninja Assassin yet? I think you would love it. I know I did.

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2010 - 3:49 PM   
 By:   Freejack   (Member)

Last night I watched THE GHOST AND THE DARKNESS.
One of the last truly epic (Lawrence of Arabia) pictures and the great music of maestro Jerry.

(9/10)



Today, I'm in the mood for LOST IN SPACE.

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2010 - 4:08 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Deputy-Did you get around to watching Ninja Assassin yet? I think you would love it. I know I did.

Oh, no I forgot...tell me about it again please sir?

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2010 - 4:14 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Last night I watched THE GHOST AND THE DARKNESS.
One of the last truly epic (Lawrence of Arabia) pictures and the great music of maestro Jerry.

(9/10)



Today, I'm in the mood for LOST IN SPACE.



NICE CALL, freejack! I remember when I saw Ghost and the Darkness in theaters in 1996...it was so engrossing. Easily one of my top 3 "I don't want this movie to end" movie experiences. It was just so much fun, and I'd never before or since seen anything exactly like it. And yes, the Jerry score was a glorious triumph.

NOTE: these feelings may have been because I was on a date with a highly desirable female at the time...

Also, if you're talking about Lost in Space with Gary Oldman and William Hurt, I actually really liked that one too. I'm guessing you're talking about the show, because I've never met anyone else who likes the movie, but I thought it was pretty fun. I always laughed at the cast...it's like, "Hey a great actor (Gary Oldman)! But then a not-so-great actor (Lacey Chabert). But hey a great actor (William Hurt)! But then a not-so-great actor (Matt LeBlanc). But hey a pretty decent actor (Heather Graham)! But then a not-so-great actor (Mimi Rogers)..."

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2010 - 4:53 PM   
 By:   quiller007   (Member)

DIAMONDS (1975) with Robert Shaw, Richard Roundtree and Barbara Hershey: 7 (***)
(Great score by Roy Budd)
KILL ME AGAIN (1989) with Val Kilmer and Joanne-Walley Kilmer: 8 (***1/2)
THE PARALLAX VIEW (1974) with Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss: 10 (****)
THE WITCHES (1966) with Joan Fontaine: 7 (***)

Den

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2010 - 6:25 PM   
 By:   Freejack   (Member)

Last night I watched THE GHOST AND THE DARKNESS.
One of the last truly epic (Lawrence of Arabia) pictures and the great music of maestro Jerry.

(9/10)



Today, I'm in the mood for LOST IN SPACE.



NICE CALL, freejack! I remember when I saw Ghost and the Darkness in theaters in 1996...it was so engrossing. Easily one of my top 3 "I don't want this movie to end" movie experiences. It was just so much fun, and I'd never before or since seen anything exactly like it. And yes, the Jerry score was a glorious triumph.

NOTE: these feelings may have been because I was on a date with a highly desirable female at the time...

Also, if you're talking about Lost in Space with Gary Oldman and William Hurt, I actually really liked that one too. I'm guessing you're talking about the show, because I've never met anyone else who likes the movie, but I thought it was pretty fun. I always laughed at the cast...it's like, "Hey a great actor (Gary Oldman)! But then a not-so-great actor (Lacey Chabert). But hey a great actor (William Hurt)! But then a not-so-great actor (Matt LeBlanc). But hey a pretty decent actor (Heather Graham)! But then a not-so-great actor (Mimi Rogers)..."


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Just finished LOST IN SPACE, and yes Deputy it was the William Hurt / Mimi Rogers remake.
And it's still as good as when I first saw it back when it was new on DVD.
I have to say that I liked the way the casting worked.

(7/10)

It is alot better than that damn new STAR WARS prequal trilogy, that's for shure.



I'd forgotten that it was Stephen Hopkins that directed LOST IN SPACE, same director who also directed THE GHOST AND THE DARKNESS.

He's done some great movies.

The Emilio Estavez / Cuba Gooding Jr actioneer JUDGEMENT NIGHT (8/10)

and the Jeff Bridges / Tommy Lee Jones IRA-thriller BLOWN AWAY (10/10)
I love how they incorporated the U2 songs in this one.

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2010 - 6:43 PM   
 By:   Freejack   (Member)

Deputy-Did you get around to watching Ninja Assassin yet? I think you would love it. I know I did.

Oh, no I forgot...tell me about it again please sir?


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The onlything that made NINJA ASSASSIN watchable was Sho KoSugi.



But how in the hell they could cast the Scary Spice Girl as the lead in this picture is beyond me.

(4/10)

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2010 - 6:47 PM   
 By:   mrscott   (Member)

The American / Rated R for violence, sex and nudity
The American is billed as a thriller. It’s about as thrilling as watching a cat cough up a fur ball. This is not a thriller. Unless you consider going to the car wash a thrilling experience. George Clooney is the star. He plays an assassin. He has ice water in his veins. Although we never see him assassinate anybody, that’s what he is. The story ranges from Sweden to Italy. There is not much dialogue. The actual talking between the characters might amount to about 15 minutes tops. The rest of the time GC acts paranoid and does calisthenics. He also spends a lot of time working on building a rifle to be used in an assassination. At least half of the film is spent watching him build this rifle. Very exciting stuff. I imagine at least 50% of the audience remained awake during the thrilling moments of GC screwing together the rifle. As for plot there is less storyline than there are thrills. There are only about 3 or 4 important characters. We don’t really know who they are. We are kept in the dark about what they are up to. GC is involved with a good looking prostitute. He also befriends an Italian priest. Now and then someone tries to kill GC. Not as many as would like to from the audience, but a few. Since he has ice water for blood he dispatches them with ease and goes back to screwing together the rifle, visiting the prostitute at her place of business or having a glass of wine with the priest. The supporting cast includes a lot of actors that no one in this country has ever heard of. The list of names reads like the roster of speakers at a United Nations Symposium on aluminum recycling efforts in the Sahara. Actually that symposium probably was more exciting than this movie. Eventually the movie which will be hailed by many as a suspenseful character study comes to a conclusion with absolutely no resolution as to who the people involved were, what they were up to or why anybody thought this script would make a good anything let alone a feature length film. If you can’t tell, I didn’t like it. At least I learned how to screw together a rifle.
Rated 1.0 out of 4.0 reasons that pretty scenery (the Italian hill country) doesn’t a suspense movie make.

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2010 - 7:04 PM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

Deputy-Did you get around to watching Ninja Assassin yet? I think you would love it. I know I did.

Oh, no I forgot...tell me about it again please sir?


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The onlything that made NINJA ASSASSIN watchable was Sho KoSugi.



But how in the hell they could cast the Scary Spice Girl as the lead in this picture is beyond me.

(4/10)



Scary Spice isn't in this film. I believe you are thinking of Naomie Harris.

I enjoyed this film immensely. The fight scenes with the ninjas were some of the best action scenes I have watched in ages.

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2010 - 7:13 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Ninja Assassin was horrible. Here's my capsule review from when I saw it:

How can a movie called Ninja Assassin be so devoid of fun? Especially seeing as it's also so devoid of just about anything else worthwhile? It does have plenty of training porn, and plenty of fakey blood spurts (and how many times can a man be eviscerated in a single fight scene?), so if that interests you, it may be worth your while, but mostly it takes itself far too seriously for such a silly story. Add to that that there's virtually no character development; in fact, only one of the ninja is given any character at all, making it hard to care much when his "brothers and sisters" are involved. Backstory and subplots are introduced only to be dropped. There's one particularly idiotic and obviously forecasted "twist". Sometimes the movie can't seem to remember whether it's about ninja or Nazgûl, especially given the whispering sound effects and the apparently supernatural powers that the ninja have, except when they don't. Throwing stars flow through the air like fleets of spaceships, swords sound like they're being whetted as they move through the air, and overall despite loads of violence it was quite a boring affair. McTeigue has squandered what goodwill he earned with the surprisingly watchable V for Vendetta and I still cannot fathom JMS' popularity in any medium. (*½)

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2010 - 7:29 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

Piranha 3-D

2/10


(and I loved every ridiculously implausible minute of it!)

big grin

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2010 - 7:30 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

The American / Rated R for violence, sex and nudity
[long review snip]
Rated 1.0 out of 4.0 reasons that pretty scenery (the Italian hill country) doesn’t a suspense movie make.


Sigh that sounds horrible. I guess I'll be passing on this one. Thanks for the well written review.

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2010 - 8:56 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Pineapple Express -- 8/10

Gary Cole should play the bad guy in every movie. Ever. Always. Forever.

Let's hear it for Kevin Corrigan, one of the hardest working yet underrated actors of the past twenty years:

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2010 - 9:07 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

Let's hear it for Kevin Corrigan, one of the hardest working yet underrated actors of the past twenty years:




Uncle Eddie!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2010 - 9:37 PM   
 By:   Odlicno   (Member)

Observe and Report - 1/10 - total and utter rubbish.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2010 - 12:08 AM   
 By:   Salman_Shit   (Member)

The Last Song that stars Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth, Greg Kinnear, and Kelly Preston. I'd rate it a 10 since it made me laugh and cry at the same time. Loved it!

 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2010 - 5:55 PM   
 By:   Freejack   (Member)

Just finished Spielberg's THE LOST WORLD.



I love JURASSIC PARK but I never really liked THE LOST WORLD.
The first half is really good but when the dinosaurs appear,
the movie feels like a cheap rollercoaster ride ala Jackson's KING KONG.

It was a big misstake that they gave Jeff Goldblums's charachter a daughter just to make it exiting.
I only found it enoying.

(5/10)

Tomorrow it's JURASSIC PARK 3, I remember it being a tad bit better than LOST WORLD.

 
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