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Old 07-25-11, 07:42 AM   #551
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Rango, 6/10. I went in with high hopes and found it relatively cute, but ultimately disappointing. Don't know if this was due to distractions (baby, laundry, not getting any sleep the night before and needing a nap, making dinner, etc.) meaning it took 6 hours to watch it or what. Might have liked it a bit better if they'd gone a bit more into the environmentalist themes.
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Old 07-25-11, 10:58 AM   #552
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Black Swan - 9/10 ... Portman is off the hook....
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Old 07-29-11, 03:25 PM   #553
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The Guard

Brendan Gleeson & Don Cheadle in a black comedy. Some good laughs. 7/10
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Limitless. Meh. They've got Cooper narrating whenever there isn't dialogue, which feels a little insulting to the audience. It's as if the director doesn't trust his viewers to understand what the actors are trying to convey with images alone, that we need nuance and innuendo explained with words. Get rid of the narration and it's a great movie.

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Captain America - 7/10. Good story. Very good 3D.
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Tonight we saw a British Comedy.. "The Trip." Loved it.. Non stop dead pan humor laced with sarcasm. My kind of movie.
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watching the twin box sets of the espn '30 for 30' series of short films. so far:

kings ransom (wayne gretzky trade to la)-7.5

the band that wouldn't die (baltimore colts marching band)-8

small potatoes:who killed the usfl?-8.5

muhammad & larry (lead up to ali vs holmes )-8

without bias (rise and fall of len bias)-7

legend of jimmy the greek-8.5

straight outta la (la raiders/gangsta rap connection)-7.5

june 17th, 1994 (3 words: white ford bronco...)-7

once brothers (vlade divac/drazen petrovic/yugoslavian natl bsktball team)-9

four days in october (red sox comeback/yankees collapse 2004)-8.5

the best that never was (marcus dupree saga)-9

pony excess (smu football before/after the 'death penalty')-9

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sucker punch...hmm, don't know how to rate it. visually, it was very interesting, though it felt odd like they were wasting a lot of money making a live action anime movie when they could have made the same movie in actual anime for less than 1/10 the cost. as far as the story goes, it felt a lot like the later 2 matrix movies when they tried to insert a deep philosophical subtext into a movie that hadn't earned it but seemed to act as it had.

guess 5/10 because it was really pretty neat to look at.
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Old 08-09-11, 02:39 PM   #559
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Trollhunter. I would give it a solid 9 out of 10. Gorgeous Norwegian scenery, outstanding plot (disgruntled civil servant blows the whistle on wildlife management agency conspiracy). Understated (unstated) humor. You name it. Dock it a point for subpar special effects, but really the Norwegian countryside that no CGI could approach more than compensates.
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Captain America 10/10. SECRET ENDING FTW!
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the insider-with russell crowe, al pacino and christopher plummer-a 9.

also hubble, the imax film about the space telescope-an 8.
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more espn "30 for 30' short films:

silly little game (the birth of fantasy sports)-8

run ricky run (ricky williams saga)-7.5

the 16th man (south africa during the release of nelson mandela/1995 rugby world championship/transition away from apartheid)-9.5

guru of go (paul westhead's basketball life from the early 80's lakers to lmu-hank gathers to winning the wnba championship)-8

no crossover:the trial of allen iverson-9
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Old 08-17-11, 09:20 AM   #563
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Days of Living Wild and not just because Maggie Cheung is so painfully and unearthly hot. The cinematography, the plot, the casting and performances from every actor -- outstanding. 10!

Four Lions - you'll love it or you'll be terrified.
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Funny People: 6/10. Sandler's character is an *******, Rogen's character is a schmuck, and the movie fails to make you care about either of them. The standup bits are funny, though.
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Chronicles of Narnia III Voyage of the Dawn Treader - 3/10 the narnia ship has sailed
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Old 09-02-11, 05:07 PM   #566
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Fatal Rescue - My housemate was watching it this morning and I was entranced by how horribly bad this movie was.

All the characters were total a holes and idiots save for the kid who fell in the well... he was just so annoying that you wished that he would drown so he would stop talking.

And why did American parents have a child that spoke with a thick German accent ?

Can we give things a negative rating ?
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Saw Rise of the Planet of The Apes a few weeks ago with my new brother in law... we gave it 4 thumbs up.

Most impressed with the non verbal scenes and Andy Serkis' performance as Ceasar and interaction with the other non human actors as well as that of John Lithgow.
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star wars: IV a new hope-8.5

heat (with de niro/pacino)-8.5

kill the irishman-7

the big lebowski-9

wedding crashers-9
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Dinner For Schmucks. 5.5. Not a great movie, but Steve Carrel and Zack Galifinakis save it from being terrible.
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Old 09-21-11, 09:31 PM   #570
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the town with ben affleck. 8.5
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Saw "The Debt" last night. Great pacing and styling without being over stylized, fit the mood of the film perfect. Story was okay but didn't seem to hold together completely. 7.5

Nobody mentioned "Tree of Life"? Okay I'll mention it. a 10
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Rewatched Master and Commander recently. What a great film. The acting is superb, the sets are as real as it gets, and the directing is outstanding. Its unfortunate that Patrick O'Brian, the writer of the series of books on which the film is based, didn't live to see his work come to life on the big screen. I'm sure he would've been pleased. I have to give this one a 10/10. Even the soundtrack is amazing. So good, in fact, that I bought the CD of it, and listen to it often. And I never buy soundtracks...
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The Others 7/10

Thor 2/10

I should swear off superhero movies. I rarely like them but they keep drawing me back, lol
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2 stars-horrible
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