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Posted 07 January 2014 - 04:51 PM Edited by geobst, 07 January 2014 - 04:51 PM.

I've not seen anything new lately, but watched a few movies (some that I've seen more than once before) the past few days. 

 

Some of the films I've watched lately are:

 

Wilderness: One of my favourite films. I watched it yesterday, and have probably seen it at least five times now. The acting and the storyline is just phenomenal. I do like most of the cast; I've been a fan of Toby Kebbell (the main character) since seeing him in Dead Man's Shoes (which is also a great film). 

 

It's a British film which begins in a 'young offenders' (juvenile) institution. One of the juveniles, who has been constantly bullied kills himself and the other juveniles are sent to an ex-military training island to be taught a lesson. Things soon go wrong and the juveniles are forced to do whatever it takes to survive and get off the island. 

 

There's a lot of twists in the film and the characters are portrayed very well. I'd recommend this film to anybody. It's available on Netflix, so that'a a plus!

 

Dawn of The Dead (2004): After contemplating whether to or not to watch this remake I ended up downloading it from the Sky On Demand film library. All in all, the film was okay but it wasn't the best. If I was to rate it I'd have given it a 4 or 5 out of 10. I wouldn't exactly class the film as a full blown remake either as there were only few similarities to the original and phenomenal Dawn of The Dead (1978). The only thing that they kept the same (in my opinion) was using a shopping mall to hold out.

 

The acting wasn't bad and the storyline was ace. The only thing that I really didn't agree with/like is how the zombies were. I don't know what the obsession with these zombies that move as fast as an automobile is, but it's a load of crap! As a remake, I'd have thought the zombies had the same physical abilities as the original, although that clearly wasn't the case.

 

Hostel Part III: Although I haven't seen the two previous films in the Hostel series, I decided to watch this one after being told it wasn't really a sequel anyway. I was surprised as the film was better than I expected. Some of the scenes were gut-wrenching, disgusting but awesome. There were some scenes that I didn't like because it was clear they were made to be seen in 3D and nothing else, but they didn't majorly [negatively] affect the film.


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 10:53 PM

Apt Pupil

 

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Decent movie, had a great story but I felt the acting, atleast on Brad Renfro's part was a bit weak and didn't help the film achieve the status it could of made. Ian McKellan did a great job as the Nazi War Criminal.. but I still felt the film lacked something. But overall, it's a decent watch, nothing breathtaking but it's a time waster and interesting story and I enjoyed the ending.


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 01:13 PM

Elysium!

Cool story and CGI(a lot of elements from District 9 I think) but still a little boring because I didn't feel any connection to the characters :/


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 02:22 AM

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I've apparently made quite the social faux pas before when I've said "Every single man has..." so I'm a bit wary to say this but here it goes: All men, at least in this generation, watch porn to some degree.



This is an issue that Don Jon deals with, and uses to hold a mirror up to ourselves  (hopefully not during the course of... well). Jon "The Don" Martello (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a proper New Jersey lad in every sense. He cars about few things: his family, the gym, getting girls and his porn. Every week he goes out and pulls a girl, every time, but it never quite lives up to when he loses himself in his porn. That is, until he meets Barbara (Scarlett Johansson) and she asks him to give up one thing for her.

At first glance, and especially from the trailers, Don Jon seems like a bit of a standard comedy that's trying to push it with the subject material. I expected the basic premise to be "Oops, caught out watching porn again Jon!", but it's a bit more thought provoking than that. It even manages to deal with the immersion breaking question of why anyone needs porn with Scarlett Johansson available whenever she's up for it.

Again, it's not just about porn. Everyone in the film is a bit f*cked up with issues they need to deal with. It's largely about what we expect life to be like and what we actually get. We criticise people who invest so much time and faith in things that are completely fake and ridiculous without realising that we do exactly the same with something else.

Don Jon is a triumph for first-time director JGL. The path it takes towards the end might seema little conceited and trite considering how realistic the rest is, but it manages to be thought provoking and funny throughout. And it's not just "oh aren't we funny talking about porn?" type funny but a more mature, ironic humour where if characters would just look at themselves they'd see how crazy they were.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:26 AM Edited by MinnieMan121249, 09 January 2014 - 10:26 AM.

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This movie is f*cking awesome.


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Posted 10 January 2014 - 12:39 AM

Jamesy Boy. It was very very good
The true story of James Burns who, as a teenager goes from the suburban street gangs of Denver to a maximum-security prison cell surrounded by hardened criminals. In this unlikely setting, James ultimately emerges with hope and a brighter future.

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 01:33 PM

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"As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster rich."

It might not be Goodfellas with stockbrokers, but it does feel a lot like it.

Martin Scorsese makes f*cking brilliant films. There's no two ways about it. And the best thing he's done so far was The Departed, with a Mr Leonardo DiCaprio.  It's a travesty that DiCaprio hasn't yet won an Oscar and The Wolf of Wall Street is going to be another opportunity for outrage because the Academy eats up slavery and 12 Years a Slave is in cinemas.

DiCaprio runs the show almost single handedly here. The eponymous Wolf, he is Jordan Belfort: a stockbroker who turns up on takes Wall Street by storm from the outside and makes an obscene amount of money along the way. Nowadays, everybody hates people in finance like bankers and stockbrokers and people like Jordan Belfort are why. He is a scumbag, and he turns everyone around him into a scumbag, but he's a charismatic scumbag. 

The story of Belfort is an obscene and surreal one, which I guess is what unlimited amount of money can do to the world around you. Like I said, Belfort is a terrible person and you definitely aren't rooting for him but you kind of never want him to get caught. You keep watching because of the potential for just how crazy he can get. Eventually he'll give in, cash out and move away... surely? But no, just when you think it'll happen, more money and more drugs bring the dreamlike state back. 

The film is a long haul. It comes in at one minute shy of three hours. I had to take a snack break half way through, but that's not a slight against it. There's a hell of a lot to take in here because every minute is filled with comedy, debauchery or just sheer brilliance on DiCaprio's aprt. 

I'm so sorry you won't win an Oscar again this year Leo, you deserve it.

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 03:11 PM Edited by rudy., 10 January 2014 - 03:20 PM.

Nice review, homie. Wrote my thoughts about the movie in the last page. Wonder why there isn't a topic for the flick yet..

And yeah, Leo is an absolute MANIAC in this. I really dig his character, all crude and racy (having read the book) but he takes it to the extreme and goes all out. The scene where he takes the old ludes really made me wish he gets a f*cking Oscar. Funny sh*t.

P.s did anyone else catch the real Belfort cameo lol? Loved it.

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 03:58 PM

Nice review, homie. Wrote my thoughts about the movie in the last page. Wonder why there isn't a topic for the flick yet..

And yeah, Leo is an absolute MANIAC in this. I really dig his character, all crude and racy (having read the book) but he takes it to the extreme and goes all out. The scene where he takes the old ludes really made me wish he gets a f*cking Oscar. Funny sh*t.

P.s did anyone else catch the real Belfort cameo lol? Loved it.

 

Haha yeah, that whole sequence with the old ludes is fantastic. Ever since Leo has become a "serious" actor (which I'd say is everything post-The Beach) I really didn't think we'd see him doing what is essentially slapstick, but he's so good at it. When he's laid at the top of the steps thinking "I can roll!" had me in absolute stitches.

 

And like you mentioned on the last page, damn Margot Robbie is stunningly beautiful. I don't usually go for blonde bombshell type but ho-lee-sh*t.  Jonah Hill's been a dark horse these past few years I think. Superbad was great but I didn't expect him to be in it for the long run, but then he kept turning up in both straight roles (Moneyball) and comedies (21 Jump Street was amazing, as was This is the End), even in bit parts like Django Unchained  he's been great.


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Posted 10 January 2014 - 08:38 PM Edited by Xeedoh, 10 January 2014 - 08:38 PM.

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The Way

 

Rating: 5.5/10

 

 

*WARNING: MINOR SPOILERS*

 

This is a unique film. Although I did not hate this movie, the pacing is not right and at times, Martin Sheen feels plastic and even superficially upset and emotional. I don't buy into the opening scene of Sheen as the doctor in the hospital, and I especially dislike the scene of the golf game, where Sheen receives the cell phone call, informing him of his son's death. I feel these scenes are the film's weakest. They feel rushed and don't give the viewer any strong emotional attatchment to Sheen or his son, leaving the movie's core feeling hollow and forced. I can live with the flashbacks of Sheen's son, but I feel they didn't contribute emotionally to the movie and they could have been portrayed much better, to give the viewer deeper emotional involvement.

The cast was mediocre in my opinion. I couldn't relate to anyone on this journey. The thing I enjoyed most about this film was it's Main Title Theme, "Daniel" (by Tyler Bates). Overall, The Way was not for me.


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Posted 10 January 2014 - 09:33 PM


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The Way

 

Rating: 5.5/10

 

 

*WARNING: MINOR SPOILERS*

 

This is a unique film. Although I did not hate this movie, the pacing is not right and at times, Martin Sheen feels plastic and even superficially upset and emotional. I don't buy into the opening scene of Sheen as the doctor in the hospital, and I especially dislike the scene of the golf game, where Sheen receives the cell phone call, informing him of his son's death. I feel these scenes are the film's weakest. They feel rushed and don't give the viewer any strong emotional attatchment to Sheen or his son, leaving the movie's core feeling hollow and forced. I can live with the flashbacks of Sheen's son, but I feel they didn't contribute emotionally to the movie and they could have been portrayed much better, to give the viewer deeper emotional involvement.

The cast was mediocre in my opinion. I couldn't relate to anyone on this journey. The thing I enjoyed most about this film was it's Main Title Theme, "Daniel" (by Tyler Bates). Overall, The Way was not for me.


Very good movie I saw it last month

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 12:09 PM

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

 

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My rating: 7/10.

 

This was quite funny.  It's not great but it's certainly funny enough to place it amongst the year's better comedies.  It feels a little like Anchorman.  Arrogant veteran of magic Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carrell) replaced by young upstart "Brain Rapist" played by Jim Carrey.  Wonderstone needs to do some soul searching before making a great comeback.  It's a bit cliched but the cast is great and there's enough good stuff in here to make it worth checking out.


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 12:44 PM Edited by BuyMeTheMoon, 14 January 2014 - 10:22 AM.

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I watched Frozen yesterday, I'm impressed! It's based a lot on the country I'm from, Norway, and they got so much of it spot on! Like the landscape, the names and even the horses they use. The snow is amazing.

 

 

 

Also the characters are very lovable, just like in Tangled. 

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A horse from the movie. This is actually a Norwegian breed called Fjording, and they got it right.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:59 AM

I watched Frozen today and it was excellent, the story was good, it looked great and I loved the songs.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 10:26 AM

I watched Frozen today and it was excellent, the story was good, it looked great and I loved the songs.

Yep, a perfect Disney-story. The songs was a little too much sometimes, but overall very good compared to many other movies :) I especially loved the baby-reindeer :D


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 07:59 PM Edited by darthYENIK, 14 January 2014 - 07:59 PM.

Man of Steel Spoilers Ahead!

 

I finally popped in my Man of Steel blu ray, and I liked it better the second time around.  I can totally see all the criticism, that most people give the movie, but there is one thing I disagree with, that I've heard.  The damage done to Metropolis.  People blow that out of proportion, and claim that Superman did most of the damage to the city in his fight with Zod, and completely ignore the terraforming "world engine" machine that turns half the city into a wasteland.  Then they say he should have taken the fight outside of the city.  How boring is that, and why is it even worth questioning?  And also, the killing of Zod.  I have heard it all.  All of the reasons why he shouldn't have, but when I watch that movie, both in the theater and at home, I was saying to myself, "Kill him."  And it's not like Superman wanted that.  He had two choices.  Kill Zod or kill the innocents.  Sure they could have done a "Last Son" type thing, where Zod is sucked back into the Phantom Zone, but I think his death is more meaningful.  And Zod being captured to me, diminishes the threat he poses.  I find something that you need to kill more dangerous than something that you can capture.

 

I can get the criticism of the somber tone of his origin story, I can get the criticism on the relationship with Lois, and I can agree that the way they portrayed Jonathan Kent was not ideal.  But the destruction of Metropolis and death of Zod, I can't get behind the negative criticism of those two aspects.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 08:39 PM Edited by A J, 14 January 2014 - 09:50 PM.

 

 

I'm so sorry you won't win an Oscar again this year Leo, you deserve it.

 

 

I'm sure he'll read that here, and will forgive you  :bored:

 

Last film I watched....

 

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Good movie, bitter sweet ending, nice cars and would recommend to fans of GTA and Jeff Bridges. :^:

7/10. 


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:01 PM

 

 

 

I'm so sorry you won't win an Oscar again this year Leo, you deserve it.

 

 

I'm sure he'll read that here, and will forgive you  :bored:

 

Last film I watched....

 


 

Good movie, bitter sweet ending, nice cars and would recommend to fans of GTA and Jeff Bridges. :^:

7/10. 

 

 

And I'm sure someone will read that post and take something meaningful away from it.

 

Man of Steel Spoilers Ahead!

I can get the criticism of the somber tone of his origin story, I can get the criticism on the relationship with Lois, and I can agree that the way they portrayed Jonathan Kent was not ideal. 

 

See, with all the initial marketing I thought it was going to be a much more melancholy affair, as well as more of a pure origin story. I don't know sh*t about comics, having never read any, but I'm sure what I'm imagining exists somewhere. We can all see that Superman is essentially Jesus right? I mean the literal being sent from the heavens as the last best hope of mankind, he's invulnerable, he's meant to be a shining example of what humanity can be, blah blah blah.

 

When I saw stuff like Clark out on the fishing boat and heard his earth dad saying something along the lines of "You're going to have to decide what type of man to become", I thought we'd be getting the story of a man dealing with what he is. In the Bible, Jesus finds out that he is the son of God and pretty much just disappears for 18 years before reappearing around age 30. I've always assumed that the idea is that he was scared, confused and just working through accepting what he is.

 

That's the modern take I'd liked to have seen in Man of Steel. You get the impression it's what you might be getting with all the sh*t in his childhood, then he takes off and drifts around the world then, oh sh*t, it's 10 minutes of screentime later and he's Lord Hope of Salvation Mountain.  We just gloss over the bits I wanted to see and got the generic Zack Snyder blockbuster instead.

 

But yeah, like I said, I'm sure there's been a ocmic about it somewhere down the line. There is like a million of them.


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 05:32 PM Edited by elanman, 15 January 2014 - 05:36 PM.

 

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Super (2010)

 

 

 

 

Super is a 2010 American dark comedy superhero film written and directed by James Gunn, starring Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon and Nathan Fillion. The film premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival and was released in theaters in the United States on April 1, 2011 and on video on demand on April 3, 2011. The film was unrated in U.S. theaters, and later received an R rating for its DVD/Blu-ray release.

 

The film, for me, starts off a little dry. I mean, there are some puns that made me giggle, but initially, I wasn't engaged into the plot or the humor, which had me second-guessing my choice to watch this on Netflix. However, it took about twenty to thirty minutes before the film began to pick-up, after which, I started to find the movie to be quite humorous and enjoyable. The comedic portion of the film was not what I expected it to be. Since the movie is fairly recent and is based on a fry cook who becomes a f*cking superhero, I figured the humor to be immature and irritating. On the other hand, this film has such a oddness to it that even the slightest little jokes made me laugh. The humor is dark and corny, but it is so well-placed that it makes the most extreme situations laughable. The main characters were so greatly developed because their contrast in personalities is so God damn funny. Frank is this soft-spoken, timid and frail guy, but he is partnered up with Libby, this foul-mouthed, brash young girl. Most of the humor behind Frank is how he is introduced in the beginning of the film and how he portrays himself as The Crimson Bolt. His lines of humor are often so corny, they're hilarious. Libby is the exact opposite. She is so over-the-top and exclaims the most ridiculous things that had me laughing out loud.

 

All in all, Super is a very "good comedy" (hey, an oxymoron) with an overall dark tone, but with tons of great humor "in between the panels".  ;) I recommend it if you are in for a good laugh as it better than probably most other comedies of this day-and-age.

 

 

That "in between the panels" bit was excellent writing in my view.

 

The allegories in the film are interesting. I'm a big Kick-Ass fan (comics but the films are also cool), but dislike how the films are devoid of the darker tones of the comics. Anyway, I swear that

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Oh, and I really grew to like Frank by the end. Honest, down to Earth dude who just wants to do the right thing (even if he does take it a bit far).


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 01:54 AM Edited by NYC PATROL, 16 January 2014 - 02:14 AM.

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Got to see it this afternoon finally. Guess you can say it was an "Afternoon Delight"?  ;)  The 1st one is my favorite comedy of all time.

 

The sequel is a funny movie. If you loved the original you will most likely enjoy for the most part what this one offers.
 
I apologize I kind of scrambled this review together haha.

 

So on we go to my random thoughts of the movie:
 
- It's a lil over the top near the end. You almost can't believe it's not a dream sequence or something. (Yes the 1st one had those moments too but once you see this one you'll understand). But it is however those over the top moments that are just too funny you can't help but laugh. You won't care how it is supposed to make sense it's just hilarious. So yeah the over the top moments were infact some of my favorite scenes.

 

- The little nods to the original but in a fresh form were great.

 

- There are quite a bit of funny one, two liners but unfortunately only a few are as quoteable as the original's "I love lamp" "Loud noises" "Glass case of emotion" "Milk was a bad choice" etc. etc.

 

But I will say perhaps seeing the movie a 2nd time will help build the quote train.

 

- You never hope you have this moment with a sequel to a film you really really loved but here I go.

 

Some of the jokes unfortunately fell flat, just not that funny. A few of the jokes were even too childish for the man baby that is Mr. Ron Burgundy.

 

That's the problem with sequels it's a tough line to cross where you want to be fresh/original but also give a little fan service. But It just doesn't feel as fine tuned as the first. The film does indeed try too hard at times.

 

- Champ was the least used character of the 4 man team imo.

 

- Wouldn't have minded if the film ran for another 30 minutes (to the 2 hr 30 min mark) to flesh out more of the plot.

 

- Many great cameos. Some under used. Some not needed. Looking at you Kanye West.

 

So could we have lived without a sequel to Anchorman? Of course.

 

The original I give a 10. My favorite comedy of all time. Nothing will top what started it all like many films and their sequels. I had a bad feeling this wouldn't top the first film. But I mean who was I kidding. It was kind of impossible to think it could happen in the first place. Anchorman 2 gets an earnest 7.5 in my book. So whenever I get an itch to drink some scotch and watch some Anchorman on a rainy day, you can bet I'll still be reaching for the original 9 out 10 times.


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 06:12 AM

Jack Reacher, starring Tom Cruise. Great movie. I love a good storyline that involves investigation and action.


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 06:48 AM

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Man of Steel. Watched it with my parents the other day, third time I watch it in total. I was expecting to hate it based on the weepy trailers, but I was actually pretty impressed. Loved it. I do think they could improve a little. Needs a bit more humor, and the change of scenes can't be so dramatic -- like, at the end, we go from the most emotional scene in the entire movie to someone saying he's hot. Still got nothing on Superman 2, but it's damn good. Most importantly, THERE'S ACTUALLY ACTION IN IT! I know right? A movie about a super strong alien who punches evil in the face everyday actually featuring action scenes and not just weepy self-indulging Oscar-baiting shtf*cks (cough Superman Returns)? WHAT A TWIST!

 

Jack Reacher, starring Tom Cruise. Great movie. I love a good storyline that involves investigation and action.

Was gonna watch that on Netflix earlier but got caught up with a phone call. Definitely watching tomorrow though.


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Posted 19 January 2014 - 11:55 PM

Haywire was on TV tonight when I got in from football, and having nothing better to do I decided to settle back and enjoy some ass-kicking.

 

 

I've written about it in this topic before, so I'll spare you the spiel. It's basically a retread of the whole Bourne thing: shadowy assassin gets betrayed by their organisation and travels across the globe running and fighting their way towards an answer. The plot is pretty standard, and leaves you in the dark up until the final minutes (with it feeling less like a mystery and more a bit of a mess) and while the acting is pretty solid across the board, Gina Carano's first outing as an actress is less than stellar. But then again, Schwarzenegger couldn't really act either and he's the action star. Carano is simply a badass. The fight scenes are visceral and brutal. Thanks to her (rather accomplished) career as an MMA fighter she can certainly roll with the punches and dish them out.

 

Seriously, Haywire has some of the best fight scenes and action set pieces from the past few years. It's just amazing fun.


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Posted 20 January 2014 - 12:06 AM

Watched Prisoners staring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal. A really good thriller. Wasn't expected the plot twist in the end.

 

 


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Posted 20 January 2014 - 02:22 AM

Haywire was on TV tonight when I got in from football, and having nothing better to do I decided to settle back and enjoy some ass-kicking.
 

 
I've written about it in this topic before, so I'll spare you the spiel. It's basically a retread of the whole Bourne thing: shadowy assassin gets betrayed by their organisation and travels across the globe running and fighting their way towards an answer. The plot is pretty standard, and leaves you in the dark up until the final minutes (with it feeling less like a mystery and more a bit of a mess) and while the acting is pretty solid across the board, Gina Carano's first outing as an actress is less than stellar. But then again, Schwarzenegger couldn't really act either and he's the action star. Carano is simply a badass. The fight scenes are visceral and brutal. Thanks to her (rather accomplished) career as an MMA fighter she can certainly roll with the punches and dish them out.
 
Seriously, Haywire has some of the best fight scenes and action set pieces from the past few years. It's just amazing fun.


Forgive me if I'm mistaken, but wasn't this the movie where all of Carano's dialog was dubbed over by an actress with a "better" voice? Which completely blew up in their face? I have never seen the movie, but that always interested me. It's much like how Schwarzenegger's voice was dubbed over early in his career, who you compare her to, even just in terms of not being a great actor, but good action star. But he had an excuse, being that English is not his first language. You know you're a bad actor when you fluently speak the language the movie is spoken in, and they dub over your voice.

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 06:52 PM

 


Forgive me if I'm mistaken, but wasn't this the movie where all of Carano's dialog was dubbed over by an actress with a "better" voice? Which completely blew up in their face? I have never seen the movie, but that always interested me. It's much like how Schwarzenegger's voice was dubbed over early in his career, who you compare her to, even just in terms of not being a great actor, but good action star. But he had an excuse, being that English is not his first language. You know you're a bad actor when you fluently speak the language the movie is spoken in, and they dub over your voice.

 

 

I had never heard of this at all, despite giving the film some attention because I'm a fan of films where you have a non-generic action star. But, doing some digging it seems you're partially right. Pretty much all her lines were dubbed over, but it was her voice they dubbed it with. She just re-recorded most of the dialogue, and they altered her voice in post-production to make it "less feminine". Honesty, if they'd decided to go the route of another actress, I'd be disappointed they couldn't have got a better one.

 

She isn't a great actor by any means, but Soderbergh really only chose her because she can actually do the fight scenes properly and look good while doing them.

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 09:55 PM

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:54 AM

Watched the Malcolm in the Middle movie last night. It was actually surprisingly good (problaby because it doesn't have Lois whining the whole time). Definitely worth a watch.


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:43 PM

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Got to see it this afternoon finally. Guess you can say it was an "Afternoon Delight"?  ;)  The 1st one is my favorite comedy of all time.

 

The sequel is a funny movie. If you loved the original you will most likely enjoy for the most part what this one offers.
 
I apologize I kind of scrambled this review together haha.

 

So on we go to my random thoughts of the movie:
 
- It's a lil over the top near the end. You almost can't believe it's not a dream sequence or something. (Yes the 1st one had those moments too but once you see this one you'll understand). But it is however those over the top moments that are just too funny you can't help but laugh. You won't care how it is supposed to make sense it's just hilarious. So yeah the over the top moments were infact some of my favorite scenes.

 

- The little nods to the original but in a fresh form were great.

 

- There are quite a bit of funny one, two liners but unfortunately only a few are as quoteable as the original's "I love lamp" "Loud noises" "Glass case of emotion" "Milk was a bad choice" etc. etc.

 

But I will say perhaps seeing the movie a 2nd time will help build the quote train.

 

- You never hope you have this moment with a sequel to a film you really really loved but here I go.

 

Some of the jokes unfortunately fell flat, just not that funny. A few of the jokes were even too childish for the man baby that is Mr. Ron Burgundy.

 

That's the problem with sequels it's a tough line to cross where you want to be fresh/original but also give a little fan service. But It just doesn't feel as fine tuned as the first. The film does indeed try too hard at times.

 

- Champ was the least used character of the 4 man team imo.

 

- Wouldn't have minded if the film ran for another 30 minutes (to the 2 hr 30 min mark) to flesh out more of the plot.

 

- Many great cameos. Some under used. Some not needed. Looking at you Kanye West.

 

So could we have lived without a sequel to Anchorman? Of course.

 

The original I give a 10. My favorite comedy of all time. Nothing will top what started it all like many films and their sequels. I had a bad feeling this wouldn't top the first film. But I mean who was I kidding. It was kind of impossible to think it could happen in the first place. Anchorman 2 gets an earnest 7.5 in my book. So whenever I get an itch to drink some scotch and watch some Anchorman on a rainy day, you can bet I'll still be reaching for the original 9 out 10 times.

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 11:03 AM

End of Watch. Decent movie.





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