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 Posted:   Nov 26, 2009 - 5:27 AM   
 By:   calvin69   (Member)

What I always find interesting is how oppinions can differ on things one takes for granted.

For example, "Taken" for me is the best action movie of the year, and some posts above there was a 3 out of 10. I would have given 8 or 9 !

And I can't see what's bad on it: daughter of the tough guy gets kidnapped, tough guy searches and kills the kidnappers (a lot of them !). All well-made and with a great Liam Neeson, who is astonishingly good in the fighting scenes and very believing as a special agent.

Simple story, but I was hooked.

On the other side, the worst movie of the year (so far) was "Transformers II", which I switched off after 20 min or so.

And I hope everyone liked "Watchmen" ! 9/10 Best superhero movie ever.

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2009 - 5:34 AM   
 By:   Urs Lesse   (Member)

The reason why I graded Taken so low is that it justifies/glorifies lynching and torture and affirms national stereotypes.

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2009 - 6:27 AM   
 By:   Misanthropic Tendencies   (Member)

Finian's Rainbow: 9/10 - love the cinematography, love Petula Clark, love How Are Things In Glocca Morra (in my repertoire) and love the sparkling Ray Heindorf arrangements.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2009 - 10:49 AM   
 By:   Odlicno   (Member)

The Ugly Truth - was forced to watch it, oh, dear - 1/10
The Three Burials of *coughcoughcough* Estrada - Tommy Lee Jones film - 5/10

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2009 - 11:14 AM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

Night of the Creeps (1986) - 8.5/10

Ok, so it's not a cinematic masterpiece, but it's a helluva lotta fun.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2009 - 11:22 AM   
 By:   Greg Bryant   (Member)

The Five Obstructions - 7/10 - Danish director Lars von Trier challenges his mentor and teacher Jørgen Leth to remake Leth's own 1967 short film The Perfect Human five different times, under varying conditions, as set by von Trier.

Brigadoon - 6/10 - Gene Kelly and Van Johnson find a town in Scotland that appears for one day every 100 years. The songs are kind of sappy, but Kelly is a great dancer - here paired with Cyd Charisse.

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2009 - 11:57 PM   
 By:   Michaelware   (Member)

Ninja Assassin- 8- ****
awesome ninja volcano. the george romero level gore is just like expressionist painting! basically the assassin breaks his conditioning and attacks the evil network that made him, so it's like Frankenstein. critics are really uptight.

The Bishop's Wife - 10- *****
cool angel flic.

Ran - 9- *****
'great work changes us'- sidney lumet on the supplement



 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2009 - 12:01 AM   
 By:   Michaelware   (Member)

"What I always find interesting is how oppinions can differ on things one takes for granted.
"
That's what I love about this thread, everyone puts their points out there, from unique backgrounds. Sometimes it leads me to investigate things I might have missed, or re-examine things.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2009 - 1:35 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

Here's one with no vampires in it, Reeler -

THE MASK OF FU MANCHU (1932): 8/10

Boris Karloff is Dr Fu, and tries to dominate the world using the sword of Ghengis Khan.

Greeeeaaat fun this! A fast-paced catalogue of very un-PC torture, eroticism and racism. And Boris. My only quibble is the lack of vampires.


Great movie. As far as I can see, it's only available as part of the"Hollywoods Legends Of Horror" box set, but five interesting movies & only £4 a film delivered to the UK (from Amazon UK Marketplace). Looking forward to seeing the 2-strip technicolor "Doctor X".

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2009 - 2:13 AM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

TROPIC THUNDER


What a piece of crap.


Waste of time and money.

Glad I paid 99 cents and got it at STAPLES on a Flexplay DVD that disintegrates after 2 days.

Did not think this was funny AT ALL.


Tom Cruise and Downey Jr. being nominated for Oscars is a bad joke.

Technically it was up to par with a RAMBO movie and for that I Rate it 1 out of 10, but what a total waste of the technicians talent.


Totally unbelievable as a comedy, drama, spoof or whatever it is.

An Insult to intelligence

so I can see how most of the general movie going public loved it. Idiotic.

The mentality of the kind of people that destroy cars and property to celebrate winning a sporting event.

 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2009 - 2:45 AM   
 By:   Hercule Platini   (Member)

DIE, MONSTER, DIE! - an interesting attempt to merge HP Lovecraft with the Corman/Poe cycle, only without Corman or Vincent Price. You do get Boris Karloff, though. Not bad, better than other versions of The Colour Out Of Space (specifically last year's cripplingly dull version, Colour From The Dark). And it's short - just 75 minutes.

 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2009 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   TominAtl   (Member)

Ninja Assasin: 6.5

While the movie has virtually no plot, the action scenes are exciting and violent as hell and the lead is smokin' hot. My other quibble though is the amount of CG for blood. While it looks a little more realistic, it still is obvious and it does diminish the "cringe" factor when something bloody does happen. But overall an entertaining martial arts action fest.

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2009 - 10:53 AM   
 By:   Urs Lesse   (Member)

JUMPER

Oh. My. God.

1/10

Does Hayden Christensen follow the career model of Mark Hamill?

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2009 - 11:45 AM   
 By:   Misanthropic Tendencies   (Member)

Although I've seen it many times on TV over the years, finally bought the Region 1 DVD of Silent Running (extras that the region 2 doesn't). Managed to get my wife to watch it last night. She wasn't that enamoured but she picked up that a short story of mine was influenced by the film - in much the same way that Duncan Jones' Moon was influenced by it.

I'd give the film 9/10 and I still feel sad about the drones frown

Hollywood, please don't remake this film, it's good enough as it is!

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2009 - 11:55 AM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

Tell No One- A french thriller that wasn't too bad. 7/10

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2009 - 12:11 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009) - 8/10

This was a pretty solid action flick. Well, not really "action" action, but it was certainly enjoyable, and I think John Travolta and Denzel Washington gave great performances. One of Tony Scott's better movies, especially in recent years.

Does Hayden Christensen follow the career model of Mark Hamill?

Well, Mark Hamill may have never become a big movie star, but he's had successful careers on stage and in animation, and even in comics a bit. Plus, he seems perfectly content with having the career he's had, and he enjoys genre projects and participating in them.

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2009 - 12:24 PM   
 By:   Urs Lesse   (Member)

You are right to educate me. The parallel was just too tempting to draw to take note of reality. wink

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2009 - 1:16 PM   
 By:   Reeler   (Member)

Caddyshack - 6/10

Gets tiring on repeated views I think cause it cannot decide if its telling a story or a character spread.

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2009 - 2:23 PM   
 By:   mark ford   (Member)

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) 10/10 - Huston & Bogart, enough said.

"Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinkin' badges!"

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2009 - 2:45 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 10/10 - Huston & Bogart, enough said.

"Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinkin' badges!"



Love, love, LOVE that film!

 
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