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    Watch Ridley Scott's turd too. At least it's pretty, like all his movies.

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    Space Truckers (why the bloody hell I watched this?) is the Heavy Metal Queen episode from Cowboy Bebop with shittier music and bad acting, but a very competent script, that gets mangled in the process by some Michael Bay wannabe. 90 minutes of pure dross. Dennis Hopper and other people sleepwalk through the entire film. Actually Bebop was made 2 years after, and it borrows some plot points too. They refined away the crap and picked up the good things in the original.
    Incidentally, I discovered Vernon Wells AKA Mad Max 2 biker is involved in 9 films in post-production, and at least 5 more in pre-production or announced stages. Does he sleep?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fumarole View Post
    Did you say Abe Lincoln?
    No, I didn't say Abe Lincoln. I said "Hey Blinkin." Hold the reins man!

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    I discovered Vernon Wells AKA Mad Max 2 biker is involved in 9 films in post-production, and at least 5 more in pre-production or announced stages. Does he sleep?
    Guillemo Del Toro did a similar thing and it turned out none of them would get released. So its probably better for someone just to have one or two.

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    Finally saw Riddick - Director's Cut. Most additions are about the Necromongers and it ends on a most promising cliffhanger now!
    I like how Vin Diesel announced the next movie while dancing on Katy Perry. Can't wait to see the Underverse. CoR and Riddick often look like Frazetta paintings and the Underverse is supposed to be the hellish opposite of the Furya glimpsed in CoR. Shit's going to be crazy.

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    Oh, yes, I heard a load had to be cut from Riddick. That's a must pick up, thanks for reminding me!
    Powered by Steam. And biscuits. I'm also a twit and dabble in creative writing.

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    Gaspar Noe: Enter the Void

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Mb3mssgPhw

    Feeling a bit ill now.

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    I was a little underwhelmed by Blackfish. It was effective enough -- now I'm not going to SeaWorld on principle, as opposed to merely for geographic and financial reasons -- but I guess I was hoping for more on the animals themselves and less on the SeaWorld hush program. The most interesting bit was learning how the Orca pod split up to try and fool the capture teams, only to be foiled by the fact that they had helicopters. Humans are such cunts sometimes. :(

    For those interested in this sort of stuff, The Cove is another fairly recent production that's well worth seeing:

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirKicksalot View Post
    Watch Ridley Scott's turd too. At least it's pretty, like all his movies.
    Your wish is my command.

    But first, The Adventures of Robin Hood, with Errol Flynn playing himself. Claude Rains as Prince John is also fabulous. They used every single Technicolor camera in existence at the time, and it was totally worth it. The colours are extremely saturated, creating some amazing pictures. It's also pretty faithful to the old stories, bar Marion. It's fun to see what the blockbusters of the past were, and see how far have we come.
    It even has one-liners:
    "You speak treason!"
    "Fluently!"
    Now, Robin Hood, the Ridley Scott one, is a Darker and Gritty Origin Story of a man called Robin, but he's not the same guy from the legend. Hell, the Sheriff of Nottingham is reduced to a bumbling tag-along nuisance. Cate Blachett plays her part very well, as with most of the supporting cast(Max von Sydow is great), but a gritty and "realistic" Robin Hood is about as jarring as Jon Stewart in a drama. This is what happens when you do the Kevin Costner film without Alan Rickman chewing the scenery. The big battle scene is against the French and it's a shot-by-shot retread of Saving Private Ryan, complete with arrows wheezing by underwater, as many are slaughtered unceremoniously.
    My favourite stupid scene is the first battle scene, where they try to conquer a castle with their basecamp a few meters from the place. The thing is in the night before the attack they just wander around like it was nothing, despite being in range of the enemy's arrows. Robin Hood is the Prometheus of Robin Hood films.
    I'll just quote Ebert here, it's exactly how I feel.
    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Ebert
    Their Robin is another weary retread of the muscular macho slaughterers who with interchangeable names stand at the center of one overwrought bloodbath after another.
    Have we grown weary of the delightful aspects of the Robin Hood legend? Is witty dialogue no longer permitted? Are Robin and Marion no longer allowed to engage in a spirited flirtation? Must their relationship seem like high-level sexual negotiations? How many people need to be covered in boiling oil for Robin Hood's story to be told these days?
    And one of IMDb's goofs
    All French and English soldiers are shown to wear chain-mail, a fantastically expensive excess only affordable by nobility at the time. Not that, here, it makes any difference as swords and arrows seem undaunted by any kind of protection.
    AND moviebob: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/vide...709-Robin-Hood


    After all the Robin Hood nonsense, I wanted to chill so I watched Oldboy. the original Korean. Gruesomely fantastic. A great cast and a great plot. There's a sidescrolling battle reminiscent of Bunraku, except this is dark and dirty, instead of lighthearted.
    The twist is truly twisted. Makes second views very uncomfortable. Spoilers:Now I know what Star Wars fans felt. Once again I watch a trilogy of of order, which annoys me to no end. The sequel has Doona Bae, of Cloud Atlas fame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by somini View Post
    Once again I watch a trilogy of of order, which annoys me to no end. The sequel has Doona Bae, of Cloud Atlas fame.
    Luckily it's only a thematic trilogy.

    As we binge, so we purge:

    Cat Soup: I read a few of the manga beforehand, but I was unprepared. Nekojiru-So is now easily my favorite anime, putting Paprika to shame for hallucinatory imagery. Highly recommended, and I look forward to watching it many more times.
    Meshes of the Afternoon: My friend put it best: "I just hear the complaints of the people who are forced to watch this for film class." That mirrormask will stay with me for a long time, though.
    Romper Stomper: Skinheads are racist shits, and Oi! music sucks. Move along.
    Memories of Murder: Reminded me a lot of Zodiac, only much more watchable and well-paced. Police corruption seems to be a common theme in Korean cinema. And on that note...
    The Chaser: So does police incompetence. I'm surprised how much this film grossed (it's the third(?)-highest grossing South Korean film,) given its climax and subject matter.
    A Bittersweet Life: Gorgeous. Loved it.
    The Last Stand: I can't believe the same director as A Bittersweet Life made this. Reeks of design-by-committee studio meddling. Gunporn, Johnny Knoxville being Johnny Knoxville, and Peter Stormare with a Southern accent. *sigh*
    Pulse (Kairo, not the remake): Creepy, depressing stuff. At least half an hour too long, but sent a few shivers down my spine. Again, one of the scenes is going to stick in my head for a long time.
    Spiral: Fails to capture any of Ito's weirdness or dread. Felt very amateurish, and the ending left me cold.
    Out of Sight: Barely passable crime thriller, elevated by Clooney and dragged down by the intolerable J-Lo. I fail to see the appeal of Soderbergh, but I can see where the Ocean's series spawned from.
    Where The Wild Things Are: Yesterday's hipster music and goddamn, I hate children. RIP Gandolfini.

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    The LEGO Movie is brilliant. Everyone should go see it.
    "Halo is designed to make the player think "I look like that, I am macho sitting in my undies with my xbox""

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    If only we had the original Robin Hood or Nottingham as it was called we might have got a really interesting movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xercies View Post
    If only we had the original Robin Hood or Nottingham as it was called we might have got a really interesting movie.
    Indeed. Much better than the bollocks they released.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus_Phish View Post
    The LEGO Movie is brilliant. Everyone should go see it.
    Yes, this! It is so good. Don't spoil yourself by reading a review, just go out and watch it. I don't know about the 3D, though.

    Anyway, I quite like the 1991 Robin Hood : Prince of Thieves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus_Phish View Post
    The LEGO Movie is brilliant. Everyone should go see it.
    Yes, yes it is. Even my fiancee liked it, and she was very much opposed to seeing it before hearing the good reviews as she thought it was a movie for kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rovac View Post
    Anyway, I quite like the 1991 Robin Hood : Prince of Thieves.
    If you don't think so, I'll rip your heart out! WITH A SPOON!
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    Speaking of ripping hearts, I just watched Justice League: War today. DC direct-to-video movies are nothing particularly special to me but I always liked them (spent too much time watching Justice League back in the day and Batman, Superman Animated series). I would even consider some of them to be good but this one is so bad. This one is based on The New 52 (basically reboot) continuity which probably screw everything I know about the characters. The script just plain bad and I cringe half the time. Also, almost everything explodes.

    Watch something else instead :
    Batman the Dark Knight Returns part 1 and 2 (The one where Batman kicks Superman's butt, sort of)
    Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (Stories from the Green Lantern Corp, pretty good)
    Justice League: Doom (the best Justice League movie in my opinion)
    Justice League: The New Frontier (The silver age version? or maybe goldern age? Pretty good too)

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    Guardians Of The Galaxy - Trailer 1



    Hey look! Peter Serafinowicz and Chris Pratt together again! If they don't play with remote control helicopters at some point I will be disappointed.
    "Men shall never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest." - Diderot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rath View Post
    Guardians Of The Galaxy - Trailer 1

    Hey look! Peter Serafinowicz and Chris Pratt together again! If they don't play with remote control helicopters at some point I will be disappointed.
    Hahah, that looks like a great parody of Superhero films. Where are the jokes?
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    Well I liked it :)

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