The last movie you watched... and score out of ten - Part 2

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  1. Feb 10, 2011 #1741

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    I saw James Cameron's "Sanctum" last night. It's a grim, tense tale of an underground exploration going wrong when a massive cave system floods. I saw the excellently done 3D version, and it was just as riveting as it gets. No monsters or aliens here, just good old-fashioned suspense. As a diver I loved the underwater scenes, and some of the footage is truly spectacular. Metacritic gave it very average scores, and we were almost alone in the theater, so it's likely not a commercial success. Too bad as it scored a good 8 in my book.
     
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    City of God (2002) - 10/10. I thought it was a great guy film for being an foreign film. I know this probably is a vague and stupid look at it, but come on, guy who is just honest and works hard, gets past the trouble, while surrounded by crackheads.

    Megamind (2010) - 7/10 for a kids movie it was really well done, loved the dialogue. Also one of my friends noticed that the Roxanne character had thick thighs. Though it kind of was still a bit corny for my age.

    Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) - 5/10 I am not a fan of comedies, it was okay didn't make me laugh so much. Had to watch it because my cohorts were using my laptop.
     
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    "Alice In Wonderland" - 7/10

    I had put off seeing this movie for quite some time because, frankly, I thought it looked stupid. I was very pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it. My biggest complaint was that Johnny Depp put too much Jack Sparrow into Hatter. All swishy hand gestures and such. Other than that, it was a pretty good movie. :)
     
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    The Expendables: The me of 2011 gives it a 3/10 but I have to say if it starred all these action stars in their prime circa 1989, I'd be giving it an 11. Aside from Mickey Rourke (who got all the best lines) and Jason Statham (who is still young enough to not really count), it just looked like an exercise in bad male plastic surgery, purposely crappy dialog, a non-existent story and porno-gore.

    I'm sort of down that so much of the action had to be CGI: CGI explosions, CGI blood, CGI gore, CGI fire. They can't even set Steve Austin on fire and make it look believable!

    In the end, the only redeeming thing would have been for Arnie to come in and wipe them all out with a tactical nuke. Then he'd say a corny one-liner like "I told you boys I was rad!" End scene. Credits.
     
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    Hard Candy

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    Not for the faint of heart. Hard Candy is serious stuff. It is not a movie everyone could tolerate.

    It is also incredibly well-acted, tightly shot, well done all the way around.

    Hard Candy is a disturbing, uncomfortable, and claustrophobic film and it's also very good.

    8/10
     
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    Das Boot

    A bit long, but one incredible experience. I watched it wearing headphones- and considering how vital sound is to the entire thing, I can't imagine watching it any other way.

    Although it's about a German U-boat crew during World War II, there's no real nationalism- many of the characters are rather cynical about the war effort and treat manning the submarine like the job that it is. They're human, and so the audience will get caught up in the thrill as they speed towards the reported location of a convoy; or the shock as a destroyer appears; the tension as the crew falls silent, more than a hundred meters underwater, and the pinging of sonar, in a series of scenes that could very easily be appreciated just as much without visuals.

    It's an epic in a claustrophobic space, and it's three and a half hours of my life that were well-spent. 10/10
     
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    Watched it last night... I live two towns over from Lowell! It was awesome! Bale was amazing. Collectively, the sisters should win hilarious supporting cast. 10/10
     
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    i agree

    everyone in that movie was great, melissa leo especially
     
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    was lowell really that bad in the late 80's?
     
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    The Mechanic (2011, Jason Statham)

    8 out of 10, good movie. Better than the original, plot is the same so you can stop watching it before the end... better acting and effects than the first one, which came out 40 years ago, that one got a 7 out of 10 by me.

    Statham makes a better Bronson. The remake is done better.
     
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    TBL was a hard hitting NC-17 movie and for the most part it made you want to rip one of the needles Harv was using out of his hand and jam yourself with it because it was sad to see what was right in front of your eyes.

    One of the ways I rate movies on a scale of 1-10 is based on their re-watchability. For instance Seven starring Brad Pitt was a 9 the first time you see it and a 9 every time you see it after. However, When a Stranger Calls in a 7 the first time but a 2 the next time because you know when the "scary" parts are coming and it doesn't have the same effect as the first time. The Green Hornet's storyline wasn't as hard hitting but it made me thunderously laugh in the theater and I can't wait to see it again. Seth Rogan movies are usually like that, they get funnier every time you see them.

    TBL simply doesn't make me want to see it again that much, plus most of it was content I didn't really care for to begin with...hence the 4.
     
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    Yeah. TBL is one of those movies on my short list of films I never need to see again, along with Straw Dogs, A Clockwork Orange and a few others. The first time is the charm(?) with some movies.
     
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    9/10 Treasure of Sierra Madre. Great story, great moral at the end of the film.
     
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    Excellent film. Bogart is outstanding in it.
     
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    To me Walter Huston shines in the film more the Bogart. Although Bogart changes the most and the film really is about his personality changes. Best part to me is the whole scene after he thinks he's shot Curtain.
     
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    Oh yeah, Huston makes the film. (I couldn't recall his name off the top of my head!) Absolutely worthy of the Academy Award he got for it.

    I think that might be my fave Bogart performance, though I've only seen a few.
     
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    Next Bogart Film I am in the mood to see is "The Maltese Falcon"
     
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    Oh, man, now I'm just going to have to disagree with you again. I enjoyed "Seven" until the very end which was a HUGE disappointment. The killer had come up with so many creative deaths that the final one was just pathetic in comparison.

    I would easily watch "Bad Lieutenant" again and never, ever, EVER want to see "The Green Hornet." I don't particularly care to see Seth Rogen play a schlub one more time.
     
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    *spoilers*

    Are ya kidding? The final "sin" was Kevin Spacey's and he designed it as paying for his own sins, wasn't supposed to be creative. There wasn't going to be any Saw like contraption that Brad Pitt was going to step on to have Kevin's head separate into 3 pieces, so if you were expecting creative by that point....that's your own fault.

    "Show me your wrath"
     

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