what are YOU lookin' at ?

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Originally posted by Thalassicuss:

the rest have an overly done quality to them, too clever and empty


See, that was what considered the great triumph of The Big Lebowski. It was a study in emptiness and pointlessness. The characters went through an utterly bizarre and eventful adventure and did not even remotely change. Even the dialog doesn't change, as lines get repeated throughout. I agree that there are weaknesses in other films that match some of the strengths of that one, but I really feel like that whole notion comes together and actually makes the film what it is.
Have to agree that The Wedding Singer was well funny, in a deluded 80's piss takie way. Thanks for the Sarah Conner Chronicles ep02 heads up Arkan. Loved the first episode, so I'll get that later.

Click - just happened upon this Adam Sandler 2006 flick last week. Huge cast but only a few genuine LOL moments. Enjoyable all the same, for a lame Its a Wonderful Life re-take. Kate Beckinsdale was gorgeous, Hasselhoff was Hasselhoff Smile



No Country For Old Men - whoa, though it would be a mindless slasher, but how wrong was I? Thoroughly enjoyed this one. The Coen borthers bring some dark moments to a not so unreal world.



Last night, Torchwood se02 ep02. More quick witted fun with the Cardiff gang.
Saw Atonementlast night with the bro.
The bro loved it. He's like giving it the Oscar already.
It is a very good film but there were moments I felt (especially at the beginning) that it's longwinded. It does have some great moments, the main cast is my most favorite set of actors. I just love looking at them. What they did with the score is really cool.
In the end of course I cried and cried like an idiot. But I wouldn't give it the Oscar.
It felt like another one of those films that you either see in the theater or shouldn't bother at all.
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Originally posted by ArkanGL:
jPod episode 3

(That's the one with the goth girl reading 'Glove Pond'.)

I love this show so much.
The characters are perfect. And the stories being intertwined, work fine.
How can I have missed episode 2, when it's only been on here for two weeks and I've watched two shows? I thought there was a disconnect with the refugee situation. Sigh.

There's been a lapse in my time-space continuum, clearly.
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No Country For Old Men - whoa, though it would be a mindless slasher, but how wrong was I? Thoroughly enjoyed this one. The Coen borthers bring some dark moments to a not so unreal world.





Never, ever go back to the scene of the crime.
I thought the second half wasn't held together as well as the first half but as a whole, the movie was a good time, if a teencie bit violent.
I actually enjoy Torque more then I expected. I had the feeling that it made fun of itself while still delivering a no-brainer bike movie.

It reminded me of 'Full Throttle'.

If you ever de-mined a mine field with a box full of windup ducks you might know what I mean.
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Originally posted by electricdragon/ madevilbeats:
So Hasa, as the only person I know who has actually sat through Torque, how do you feel about the director's ability to accurately make the first movie version of NEUROMANCER?


You get a WGB nipple tweak for mentioning the movie.

Bad Dragon.
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Originally posted by electricdragon/ madevilbeats:
So Hasa, as the only person I know who has actually sat through Torque, how do you feel about the director's ability to accurately make the first movie version of NEUROMANCER?


To be honest I was avoiding any judgment on his ability to direct Neuromancer. If the way how Torque felt to me as mocking itself was intentional by Kahn he could very well pull off a decent version of Neuromancer.

And I'm not the only one who saw the entire movie. I did a search to find what was said about it and striv wrote about it when it was new.

Linky.

Splitcoil also saw the whole thing and found it funny, even though he considered it to be unintentional.

Halfway through I thought the only moment to enjoy had been Dave Wyndorf punching a biker off the stage.
Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Friday night. Depp and Bonham Carter. Yummy people in a dark but melodic world. Not at all what I expected, but enjoyable all the same. Fine acting and really great sets.



Eagle vs Shark, Sat night. A very enjoyable, left of centre NZ comedy RE the nerdier side of life. "Some people don't have sleeping bags."

Watched The Godfather 2 for the billionth time. It's just so damn good. I may like it better than the original (tho it's close).

I've been trying to think of other sequels that I like better than the original movie. The Empire Strikes Back, certainly. Perhaps the second Spiderman movie... the third Bourne movie. Army of Darkness.

Anyone think of any I'm missing?
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Originally posted by Hasa:
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Originally posted by electricdragon/ madevilbeats:
So Hasa, as the only person I know who has actually sat through Torque, how do you feel about the director's ability to accurately make the first movie version of NEUROMANCER?


To be honest I was avoiding any judgment on his ability to direct Neuromancer. If the way how Torque felt to me as mocking itself was intentional by Kahn he could very well pull off a decent version of Neuromancer.

And I'm not the only one who saw the entire movie. I did a search to find what was said about it and striv wrote about it when it was new.

Linky.

Splitcoil also saw the whole thing and found it funny, even though he considered it to be unintentional.

Halfway through I thought the only moment to enjoy had been Dave Wyndorf punching a biker off the stage.
It was on cable last night.

I'll allow that director's, like anyone in Hollywood, have to take their breaks when they present themselves and those moments are rarely in the time or manner of their choosing.

However, one can usually spot talent in these nascent efforts regardless and Torque didn't have that seeping out of the screen.

That seepage might have been my hopes and dreams, come to it.

I think, this coming week, I should try and put together that adaptation of the book. For shits and giggles if nothing else.
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Originally posted by Hasa:
I actually enjoy Torque more then I expected. I had the feeling that it made fun of itself while still delivering a no-brainer bike movie.

It reminded me of 'Full Throttle'.

If you ever de-mined a mine field with a box full of windup ducks you might know what I mean.


Great. You just made me want to start up SCUMM VM and hit the road with the Polecats.
Sunshine

"No, no. No, see this is a really shit idea. You know why? Because it's really obviously a shit idea." - Cillian Murphy back when he was playing Jim in 28 Days Later

That about sums up the plot of Sunshine. If I were to go into a bit more detail, I'd say it starred Mr. Murphy as Robert Capa, a physicist on board a near future mission to restart the sun with a bomb of dubious scientific provenance. Of course, things go horribly wrong, etc. It's the same plot as Event Horizon and Alien, and falls about midway between the two in terms of quality. The bomb and a few other physics problems aside, the spaceship feels very scientifically accurate. It is much more difficult to believe that the characters lose all common sense and purpose (except for Mace, who continues to kick ass) in the second half of the movie. The production makes the high stakes believable, and handles the "evil" with a bit more flair than Even Horizon did, but the "evil" still comes off as unimpressive. The atmosphere of doom and dread pervading the movie is what makes it genuinely scary, the feeling that the characters are confronting the forces of a hostile universe, and they're totally inadequate to the task. Over all, I'd say it's mediocre. If you like SciFi and horror, you could do much worse.
top gear in america. laughed a lot, with the gearheads, at the yanks. most disturbing thing for me was probably the fact that i found myself saying exactly the same word as jeremy clarkson when he announced they'd decided to scrap the final challenge in new orleans. things really must have been bad if that cranky bastard said something so fair.

edit: after chatted about it here, with my partner, i want to be clear to any americans who may have seen it and been offended, i realise they were likely incredibly selective telling the story they did. i laughed partly because of this.
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Originally posted by m!sty:
top gear in america. laughed a lot, with the gearheads, at the yanks. most disturbing thing for me was probably the fact that i found myself saying exactly the same word as jeremy clarkson when he announced they'd decided to scrap the final challenge in new orleans. things really must have been bad if that cranky bastard said something so fair.

edit: after chatted about it here, with my partner, i want to be clear to any americans who may have seen it and been offended, i realise they were likely incredibly selective telling the story they did. i laughed partly because of this.


Ah, I've only seen the trailer, and p1ssed myself at that. Can't wait to see it.

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