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posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 06:46 AM
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I just watched "Salt" last night and I loved it! I will give it a 10! I know people on the message boards for it hated it but I thought it was a good movie with twists that I didn't expect. All the plot holes people mentioned really weren't plot holes if they knew anything about the subject. I thought it was pretty good. I like Angelina Jolie and she plays the bad *^& chick very well. I read the part was originally written for Tom Cruise, well thank god that changed. That movie would have bombed!


Salt gets 10 stars from me!!




posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 01:18 PM
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The Big Sleep (1946)

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Humphrey Bogart stars as Philip Marlowe and Lauren Bacall as Vivian Rutledge in this classic adaption of Raymond Chandler's book. The plot is complex (blackmail and murder) and may take a few times to watch this movie to understand what is going on. The performances sizzle from both leads showing us what film noir is all about. They just don't make movies like this anymore. A+



posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 04:58 AM
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Scott Pilgrim vs The World



Saw this yesterday and enjoyed it.
Visually it was very original and unique.... and the film itself was not bad.
But that's it really...."Not Bad" I didn't really care who Scott chose, the plot (I know it's not really important in these kind of movies but...) was not great and the acting not great either.

I didn't care for anyone in the movie.

Never really been into the Scott Pilgrim comics so that may be a factor?

I did like the film and didn't feel I wasted time or money, But this film is most Definitely a case of style over substance.

This is getting averages of 8/10 on almost all movie sites?? I don't get it.
Yes the visuals and filming style are original and yes It''s a fun and cool idea and If you like movies and music, then you're sure to enjoy parts of this film.

But ultimately, there's something missing.


6.5/10 (and that's mainly because of the visuals)



posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 05:09 AM
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You Can Count on Me

Laura Linney, Mark Ruffalo and another one of those Culkin kids in a drama about a screw-up who briefly moves into his deceased parents' house with his sister and her son.

Even though it's not the kind of movie I usually go for, it really wasn't that bad.

7 out of 10.


TheAssoc.



posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 02:32 PM
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The Special Relationship - 8.1

An HBO film covering the relationship between Bill Clinton and Tony Blair from 1996-2000 covering Blair's election, Kosovo and the Monica Lewinsky scandal. I really enjoyed this. At first it was tough to accept Dennis Quaid as Clinton, but he grows on you. Michael Sheen is great, yet again, in another role and I can't think of who played Hilary Clinton off the top of my head but she was great as well. It really pays tribute to the dynamics of the relationship between world leaders and also the relationship between Bill and Hilary Clinton.

See this film!



posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 02:41 PM
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The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

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George Clooney plays Lyn Cassaday, a retired Sergeant First Class from the Army who worked as a remote viewer. Ewan McGregor stars as a reporter who tags along and gets the background story and tries to figure out what his mission really is. If any one has read Psi Spies by Jim Marrs, they will get an idea on what this movie is about. A lot of humor is in this film, with Jeff Bridges as the hippie commander of the unit. If one has not read the book or is not familiar with the subject, the movie will not make any sense at all. B+



posted on Aug, 31 2010 @ 02:54 PM
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The Bohemian Girl (1936)

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Laurel and Hardy star in this comic version of the opera as two gypsies who find themselves raising a little girl who was kidnapped by Ollie's unfaithful wife. Their are many laughs in this classic, and a young Darla Hood plays Arline as a child. Thelma Todd's last movie before her tragic death, and many of her scenes were re-shot. I laughed out loud quite a bit when I watched this movie, something I can't say about many comedies today. A

The Maltese Falcon (1931)

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This is the first version of Dashiell Hammett's classic tale of the stuff that dreams are made of (which is not said in this version). Ricardo Cortez plays Sam Spade who gets involved in the search for the mysterious falcon. He plays Spade with a smirk most of the time, and the movie lacks any real chemistry. It is worth watching for the long ago era in which it was made. A curio that should be watched before the classic remake to compare and contrast. C

[edit on 8/31/2010 by kidflash2008]



posted on Sep, 1 2010 @ 09:11 AM
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I actually liked Men Who Stare at Goats... I love the scene with the little tool that Clooney demonstrates...hysterical. And the hippie squad leader...too funny...

Was it a "great" movie? No. But entertaining...



posted on Sep, 1 2010 @ 09:14 AM
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"The Crazies"

This was actually better than I thought it'd be. At first, wasn't even sure it was going to be a zombie flick...still not even sure if they were dead or just nuts...

Was a little slow in the beginning, (and the Sheriff was a bit too quick in piecing it all together), but I liked the story. Had a great ending too (a bit pessimistic, but still)...you just have to sit through the credits to get the real ending...



posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 12:45 AM
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A Perfect Getaway

I can't really recommend this one. It just wasn't that great.

5 out of 10. It would be lower but there was some decent eye candy.


TheAssoc.



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 07:33 AM
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Cargo, a German SciFi movie, interesting, nicely filmed and generally well put together.

Without giving too much away, a dystopian future, an ark ship sent to supply a new planet...

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posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 01:00 PM
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Quantum of Solace (2008)

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This is the 22nd James Bond movie and the second one with Daniel Craig in it. The reboot and taking the series to the 21st Century is a great idea. I loved this film as it had some humor and showed the beginnings of how James Bond became the iconic cult figure he is. In "Dr No", there are references to him being a rogue spy and how they don't really trust him. The reboots show us the reason why. I have read many criticisms on this film and "Casino Royale" for being to dark, but that is the way it was intended.

I recommend watching the early Sean Connery Bond movies to see how these films complement them. Highly recommended. A

"The Informant" (2009)

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Matt Damon stars as Mark Whitacre in this humorous fact based movie about an executive who calls the FBI to inform them of a mole and then talks about price fixing on corn sweeteners. It gets more complicated as the agents find out Mr Whitacre has a hard time telling the full story or even the truth. Matt Damon plays the paunchy hero very well and gives him some depth as we try to figure out if he is a good guy or a bad guy. Not the usual type movie that one would expect in this genre, but some very good performances at hand. B+



posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 01:06 PM
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Went old school last night


The Warriors
Growing up in NYC and being a huge film snob, I've got great appreciation for what these guys tried to do back in the day. Plus, you know they had a blast filming this!




posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 02:29 PM
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Watched Book of Eli....initial rating 5/10

I was tired that night and drifted a couple of times but thought it was a pretty cr*p film....
And yes had to be blind



posted on Sep, 16 2010 @ 09:07 AM
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Resident evil:Afterlife
5/10

Skellig the owl man with Tim Roth
8/10



posted on Sep, 16 2010 @ 10:13 AM
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My problems with Quantum of Solace were that the fight scenes were so badly filmed, you couldn't tell what the heck was going on (and they lasted way too long). In addition, the lack of gadgets (I can't even recall him doing the obligatory walk through Q Branch), made it more Die Hard than Bond.

I loved the Bond reboots with Pierce Brosnan, but so far, both Daniel Craig ones kind of tanked for me. Bond should be suave, witty, and refined...not a neanderthal thug. Of course, with all the recent MGM trouble, I doubt we'll see another big screen Bond pic for some time to come (and by then, I'm sure Craig won't be the one doing it)...



posted on Sep, 16 2010 @ 10:41 AM
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Originally posted by TheAssociate
A Perfect Getaway

I can't really recommend this one. It just wasn't that great.


Ha! I actually looked for this thread just so I could suggest that movie. I thought it was a solid 7. Lots of twists and turns and some real surprises. Maybe because I sort of happened across it on cable and had no real expectations, but the wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought Timothy Olyphant was great in it.

I watched another on streaming with my son called Breathing Room, which is one of the worst movies I've ever watched all the way through. Woman wakes up naked in a locked warehouse and finds she's imprisoned with about a dozen other people, all wearing shock collars and numbered jump suits. No one knows how they got there or why they're there, but they find out they're being monitored and are playing some sort of game.

I ended up watching it all the way through just to see what the deal was. Singularly unsatisfying. Don't waste your time. Rated
Go with Cube instead for a far superior movie with a similar scenario.



posted on Sep, 16 2010 @ 01:51 PM
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The Daniel Craig reboot is starting from scratch, where James Bond was a rogue agent and not the suave one we saw in the later movies. It is within character as he is referred to as a very brutish sort of character in "Dr No", and he has redeemed himself in that movie.

I watched QofS on a wide screen format and that helped me with the action scenes. I would not recommend watching it formatted for the screen as it would be even more difficult to watch those scenes.

I like what they are doing with the character, showing us what he was like before he became the suave spy we all love today.



posted on Sep, 16 2010 @ 02:05 PM
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Mamma Mia (2008)

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A wonderful musical with the music of ABBA actually sung be its cast (not dubbed like past and the more recent Ray Charles movie). Meryl Streep is an actor who enthralls me no matter what the character, although she has a weak record for comedies. She shines in this movie as the mother of the bride who wants to find out who her father is out of three candidates (Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgard). Pierce sings his songs, and while he is not a good vocalist, he deserves the credit for doing this movie. If one is not an ABBA fan, then they might want to skip this movie. Otherwise take a chance chance chance! A

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

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Tobey McGuire and cast are back for a second round, this time battling Doc Octopus, a deranged scientist (what else). Peter also is battling with himself, as he does not want to be the superhero everyone must count on. Like Superman II before it, this movie is excellent as Peter must make his choice. A lot of action scenes in this one, and a good storyline with his dilemma make this one a keeper. B

TransAmerica (2005)

Felicity Huffman plays a pre op transsexual and Kevin Zegers plays the delinquent son he never knew he had in this comedy drama about family. Both actors give great performances and should be commended for their taking on unsafe roles for Hollywood stars. Bree (Felicity) picks up Tobey (Kevin) from a prison and tells him she is working for a church. She does not tell him she is his father and tries to get him to his original home. While the story is somewhat predictable, it is very well acted and has some truly funny and tender moments in it. Not for everyone, but for the Independent film fan. A



posted on Sep, 18 2010 @ 07:42 AM
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Another one for us ATSers, The Objective.


A group of Special Ops Reservists on a mission in the harsh and hostile terrain of Afghanistan find themselves lost in a Middle Eastern "Bermuda Triangle" of ancient evil.


Watched it this morning and really enjoyed it, no one famous and not a huge budget affair but very nicely executed and kept me mostly in suspense - definitely worth a look if you can.




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