What films / TV have you seen recently?

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What films / TV have you seen recently?

Post by 3DOKid » Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:15 am

Of new films, I saw Repo Men and Solomon Kane both of which I really enjoyed. Solomon Kane is brilliant.

I also saw Splice, which was clearly made by angry militiant, recently jilted women. Who hated men, scientists and other women.

And naturally, a million retro movies. Heathers, Pump up the Volume, the Wizard, Revenge of the Nerds.

And all of series 8 of Married with Children...(on the plane back from Vegas!)

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Post by Vance » Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:49 am

I've been showing everybody and their pets and their pets' pets my DVD set of Jekyll. And you know what? I just never gets old.[/list]

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Post by BryWI » Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:23 pm

I watched myself play video games. I dont have cable tv and I perfer not to sit for 2 hours watching a movie unless it is really that interesting. I need more interaction to be able to sit and stare at the screen. Maybe I am just weird. :)

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Post by 3DOKid » Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:44 pm

BryWI wrote:I watched myself play video games. I dont have cable tv and I perfer not to sit for 2 hours watching a movie unless it is really that interesting. I need more interaction to be able to sit and stare at the screen. Maybe I am just weird. :)
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Post by Lemmi » Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:23 pm

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978) - not as good as i remembered it (unless im thinking of the 2nd movie with george clooney)

Heavy Metal - (1981) - i never get tired of the music in this toon

The Other Guys (2010) - this movie was pretty good

MacGruber (2010) - just a silly SNL movie with tons of swearing and gross stuff

The Expendables (2010) - the best movie ive seen this year behind Iron man 2

The Chosen One (2010) w/ rob schnider - this one surprised me but it kept my interest though the whole movie

Walk Like a Man (1987) w/ howie mandel - just a goofy 80s movie

Man on the Moon (1999)

as for TV shows ive been watching Louie (new louis CK show on FX VERY funny)
Psych - love this show
Eureka - is jumping the shark this year with this stupid alternate timeline thing all season so far
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Post by 3DOKid » Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:08 pm

I just watched Kick Ass on DVD. That was awesome.

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Post by 3DO Experience » Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:47 am

A friend of mine keeps wanting me to watch Kick Ass. He says it's just my style, young girl swearing up and down the place and she even kills a bad guy. Sounds cool.

Oh and TV series True Blood. It's on the end of the third season but if you buy the BD/DVD sets you will not be disappointed.
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Post by NikeX » Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:20 pm

Dead and Buried (1981) - perfect dramaturgy, surprising end, brutal and direct, very professional pictures, good colors, good actors. Not too long, not too short, perfect splatter / storytelling mix.

Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970) - girlfriend says: "this isn't a nice film" I respond: "it is not meant to be a nice film"

Black Moon (1975) - Alice in Wonderland for mature people. Women fight Men - the opposite of life, allegory follows allegory, magic, low budget, intense atmoshpere, interesting pictures.

Underground (1995) - Harsh and surreal anti war movie about the Yugoslavian war, the Balkan region and the lifestyle of the people. A little bit too long, too much playful but humorous. Especially the end is remarkable because of it's crititc on the U.N. actions at that time. One scene: Guy rabs a cat passing by and cleans his shows with the cat.

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Post by NikeX » Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:24 pm

Going to watch "The Face of Another" (1966) tomorrow with my girlfriend in my new flat on DVD. I'm a big fan of Kobo Abe and Hiroshi Teshigahara. Have nearly all Abe books and doing (german) reviews of them on my website. Ordered it via amazon UK.

I missed the movie "The Road" (2009) - I liked the book. Aired on Oct. 7th 2010 in Germany. Cannot wait to watch it on DVD.

Watched the first "Pirates of the Carribian" (2003) for the first time. An adventure comedy movie. Simple stupid story. Some good, some boring jokes and boring fighting scenes to stretch duration and my concentration.

Watched the czech short movie Visitors From the Galaxy (1981):
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Post by Lemmi » Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:42 am

i highly recommend the movie "RED"

and others ive seen

American: the Bill Hicks Story -- its sad he had to go to the UK to get work that paid money, and generally liked more

Snowball Express 1972 - a classic movie from my early 80s cable days with the wired cable box controller
I missed the movie "The Road" (2009) - I liked the book. Aired on Oct. 7th 2010 in Germany. Cannot wait to watch it on DVD.
i never read the book but the movie bored the crap out of me, good luck with that one
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Post by 3DOKid » Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:04 am

I watched the Road too.

- It's miserable. That sums it up. It is supposed to be, but it was so bleak, so miserable -- So boring.

- It's badly timed. "Son, we have another 100 miles to walk" 10 seconds later "Here we are then..." ...eh!?

- It's obvious. Ooh, I wonder who is following them?

- It's contrived. Here we are happy in this secure underground nuclear bunker with loads of food and happyness. Let's go, I heard a dog. ...WFT!?

The ending made me call my Dad the next day mind you!

I prefered, as a Apocalypse movie: ZombieLand. Much happier. And has Bill Murrey.

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Post by 3DOKid » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:24 am

I saw The Lost Boys: The Thirst. It's full of references to the Original (unlike the Tribe) but just doesn't quite work. I sort of enjoyed it.

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Post by Auto-Fox » Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:48 pm

Watched Judge Dredd last night. It's just as bad as they say.
It's a pretty fun movie though. ^^
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Post by 3DOKid » Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:28 pm

Should I watch the remake of nightmare on elm street? or should I fondly remember the original and move on.

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Post by 3DO Experience » Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:31 am

Auto-Fox wrote:Watched Judge Dredd last night. It's just as good as they say.
I fixed that for you.

Elm Street really wasn't a remake. It was more like the new Planet of the Apes or The Fly. It was a re-invisioning. It was good, they almost made him out to be a molester but didn't. I really hated the implied part though. Other than that it was fun. They could have done more with the makeup however,
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Post by 3DOKid » Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:51 am

Lemmi wrote:i highly recommend the movie "RED"
I just started seeing the adverts for this. It looks awesome. Is it as funny as it looks, or does the adverts just show me all the best bits?

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Post by Lemmi » Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:17 am

3DOKid wrote:
Lemmi wrote:i highly recommend the movie "RED"
I just started seeing the adverts for this. It looks awesome. Is it as funny as it looks, or does the adverts just show me all the best bits?
there is more. the interaction between all the characters is great
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Post by 3DOKid » Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:47 pm

No. No I didn't. I'm confident I would remember too.

I did see RED. Lemmi is right, it's aces.

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Post by 3DO Experience » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:43 pm

Our local paper said RED tried hard but couldn't do a good job. I have to keep reminding myself that the people who do the reviews think Harry Potter movies suck. :roll:
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Post by Trev » Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:08 pm

Just got season 2 of Doll House through Netflix. A pretty good show which gives me flashbacks of the Pretender.
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Post by 3DOKid » Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:46 pm

3DO Experience wrote:Our local paper said RED tried hard but couldn't do a good job. I have to keep reminding myself that the people who do the reviews think Harry Potter movies suck. :roll:
Depends. I'm almost 40 years old. (37) Helen Mirren is a babe, Bruce Willace is defo going to boff Cybil Sheppard and Morgan Freeman is God.

I liked RED.

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Post by 3DO Experience » Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:19 am

Just watched it tonight, loved it!
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Post by 3DOKid » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:19 am

I watched 30 Days of Night: Dark Days - I loved the original, and this one went straight to DVD, but it's pretty good. It has something of the 1980s about it (no bad thing) and kind of really liked it :)

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Post by 3DO Experience » Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:35 am

I saw the first one in the theater, I hoped for more but it was still good.

I just watched Predators and for the first 45 mins I was like, "I prefer the first two". Then Laurence Fishburne shows up and the rest of them movie was great! It's probably a good thing I missed it in the theater because I started laughing uncontrollably when the music for the credits started. :lol:
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Post by Lemmi » Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:42 am

3DO Experience wrote: I just watched Predators and for the first 45 mins I was like, "I prefer the first two". Then Laurence Fishburne shows up and the rest of them movie was great! It's probably a good thing I missed it in the theater because I started laughing uncontrollably when the music for the credits started. :lol:
i liked the movie except for the acting of the main guy, the voice he was putting on bugged me. i made fun of that guy though the whole movie.
other than that and the doctor guy that was so predictable (as soon as he said doctor i knew what he was going to do later in the movie), i enjoyed the movie
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Post by 3DO Experience » Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:48 am

See, I didn't with the doctor. I figured they gave the team a medic to make it a little more challenging. If you watch the deleted scenes they even give you a reason for him being there. That he was abusing drugs and stabbed a woman on the operating table.
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Post by Lemmi » Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:40 am

3DO Experience wrote:See, I didn't with the doctor. I figured they gave the team a medic to make it a little more challenging. If you watch the deleted scenes they even give you a reason for him being there. That he was abusing drugs and stabbed a woman on the operating table.
i dont get deleted scenes with my movies ;)
i figured he did something really bad thats why he was there, my thought was, ok a seemingly normal guy, i dont think so and he is going to turn on one or more of the other people at some point

i didnt know the movie exsisted untill my stepdad said i want to see the new predator movie, i was like a new one? time to look into it and i didnt have a hard time finding a rip .. lol
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Post by Lemmi » Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:04 am

just watched the social network
after saying i have no interest in seeing it, and I WAS RIGHT, its bad, if it wasnt for justin timberlake i would have turned it off after 30 min but i kept watching just to see where justin comes in

the pirates of silicon valley was ALOT better
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Post by 3DO Experience » Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:12 am

Lemmi wrote:i dont get deleted scenes with my movies ;)
Ohhh you're one of those people! (that's how I preview some.. like RED)
Lemmi wrote:the pirates of silicon valley was ALOT better
I really liked that. It aired on TV and then I bought the VCDs. I still have them even though it finally came out on DVD.

SPOILER:I kinda figured the doc was going to surprise us and take out a predator with the poisoned pocket knife, but it was a nice twist.
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