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    I finally watched The Cabin in the Woods and now know what the fuss is about. I quite enjoyed it, but kind of hoped that the final reveal would be Cthulhu. I guess one can't have everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fumarole View Post
    I finally watched The Cabin in the Woods and now know what the fuss is about. I quite enjoyed it, but kind of hoped that the final reveal would be Cthulhu. I guess one can't have everything.
    I hoped that one Ood episode of Doctor Who would end up with Chtulu but seems like he's too great to show up on television/film.
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    To be honest he would be hard to do on Film.

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    Watched Guilty of Romance (恋の罪) (I suppose also translatable as 'Sin of Love', or 'Crime of Romance' or any variation of these) by the always interesting Shion Sono (2011).

    The main story focusses on a housewife's descent into a world of pornography and prostitution - with all of Sono's usual lack of restraint. I don't think it's one of his better films, and there are of course plenty of similarities to earlier films like Luis Bu˝uel's Belle de jour (1967), but it's still a good watch. I'm going to try to get a copy of the longer (Sono has a problem with keeping his movies within a 2 hour timeframe) Japanese version, because most of Miki Mizuno's storyline was for some reason cut from the international version.

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    Star Trek Into Derpness is pretty fun. Jar Jar is the perfect director for Star Wars. It's a dumb movie filled with cool characters and with awesome production values. Star Trek 09 was much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The JG Man View Post
    Incidentally, in the previous page I commented on Cabin in the Woods. Very good film, mostly because it twisted all the reasons why I never watch horror films in the first place.
    Oh yeah. It was an awesome movie, but I was mainly talking about the weirdness of starring a younger Thor a year after Thor. That confused me for the first few minutes.

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    The Great Gatsby - could have been great but the pacing of the second half is shit. Can't say there's anything wrong with it otherwise.
    It's a gorgeous movie. I was expecting more Roaring Twenties spectacle, but I guess I can't complain much when every frame is so beautiful.

    Jordan stole the show IMO. I kept wondering who the hell is this actress and it turns out it's her first role.

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    I recently saw Resident Evil: Retribution. really didn't live up the earlier ones. the series has dragged itself out a lot, and there was one scene which I swear had the most emotionless acting I've ever seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smurf636 View Post
    I recently saw Resident Evil: Retribution. really didn't live up the earlier ones. the series has dragged itself out a lot, and there was one scene which I swear had the most emotionless acting I've ever seen.
    I didn't know Keanu Reeves was in that.
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    Pretty in Pink

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    Do you like the glam rock of the 1970s? Do you want to see Jonathan Rhys Meyers play a flamboyant pop icon who is totally not based on David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust, alongside Ewan McGregor with another of his terrible attempts at a non-Scottish accent playing a rock star who is totally not based on Iggy Pop, with Eddie Izzard playing their manager? Do you want to see Christian Bale as a journalist investigating their lives? Do you want Placebo to turn up in the film playing their cover of T-Rexs' Twentieth Century Boy? Do you want the film to be produced by Michael Stipe of REM, and feature copious amounts of sex and drugs?

    Then you need the thoroughly underrated Velvet Goldmine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fumarole View Post
    I finally watched The Cabin in the Woods and now know what the fuss is about. I quite enjoyed it, but kind of hoped that the final reveal would be Cthulhu. I guess one can't have everything.
    And now I've watched it too! I liked it, but more for its theme than as a horror movie. It relied way too heavily on constant jump scares, while I prefer more suspense building. The setting was laughably generic, but then again, that's probably the point. My biggest complaint about it is probably that while it was full of surprises, they were generally not very surprising at all. The movie is littered with signposts. I'm not sure if that's part of some further satire, but I didn't like it.

    However, "I'm sorry I let you get attacked by a werewolf and ended the world." is one of the best lines ever and should be on a gift card.

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    Aye Fanbuoy, the setting is generic because that is the point. It's the same with the jump scares. The reason they're used instead of something slow and suspenseful is because the majority of the movies that CITW satires use jump scares.
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    Sat through G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) last night, and while we had a laugh watching it - mostly for reasons not at all related to the actual movie -, this is probably going to end up in the top three of worst movies seen this year. The acting was uninspired, the special effects stood out like a sore thumb (except, I'll give them that, for the Paris sequences) and the portrayal of these supposedly 'best of the best' was laughable. If you make a movie like this, it's probably a good idea not to take things too seriously, but it seems there's a fine line between that and just not bothering. Speaking of good ideas; don't have the costume department make costumes that actresses can't properly walk in. Related to that, what's up with the Baroness' new history? Can't we have a tough woman who fights for the 'wrong' side for her own reasons? Sigh.
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    Can anyone who has seen After Earth confirm whether it is actually as laced with scientology as has been claimed? It's not just bloggers picking up on it, this has made into the International Business Times.

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    Not seen it but I'm reading the same thing. Personally I'm more interested in its terrible reviews. The Guardian's one-star review was fun:

    He's done it again. M Night Shyamalan has done it again. Again. Done it. Again. He has given us another film for which the only appropriate expression is stammering, gibbering wonder that anyone can keep making such uncompromisingly terrible movies with such stamina and dedication. This one is a sci-fi drama of such incredible boredom that your synapses will be turned to Bostik, featuring a triple-whammy of abysmal acting, directing and story.
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    Behind the Candelabra

    Really well done and it's a crying shame that because it's HBO and been broadcast it's out of the running for any Oscar nominations. Douglas and Damon are both excellent and the make up work is fantastic.
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    Jack the Giant Slayer

    Impressive! I imagine the pitch was something along the lines of "a Terry Gilliam fairytale mixed with a Harryhausen swashbuckler".
    The sense of scale is amazing. The native 3D is great and very well lit. Some of the giant and beanstalk scenes are unlike anything I've ever seen before. There's some weird shit going on for a PG-13 movie. No wonder it bombed.

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    I watched the Maniac remake a few days ago, and it's really worth a watch. It's a serial killer movie with Elijah Wood as the killer, and is almost entirely shot first-person.

    It also features this song. Modern takes on synth music can be fantastic.

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    I've been on a bit of a horror kick lately:
    Trick 'r Treat (2007): Legendary Pictures done fucked up by burying this one in direct-to-DVD hell. It's great.
    Fright Night (1985): I can't see a single reason save nostalgia anyone would like this movie.
    Fright Night (2011): Why the hell is David Tenant in this? It's better than the original, anyway.
    Hollow Man: Kevin Bacon plays an invisible rapist and bombs about five careers, including his own. Really not as bad as I was expecting; I liked the nitroglycerin-in-the-centrifuge scene.
    V/H/S/2: Taken as a whole, it's much more consistent than its predecessor, but only because V/H/S dropped into such pits of unwatchability. It also doesn't have any standout segments like the first one did. It's a shame that V/H/S is being franchised while Trick 'r Treat got completely overlooked, but I'm a total sucker for horror anthologies so I'll take whatever I can get.

    Hoping to see Maniac soon.
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