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post #151 of 718
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Originally Posted by skalogre
I have been meaning to, heard decent things about it. Thoughts anyone?

i saw it when it came out. didn't hate it, but didn't like it.
post #152 of 718
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Originally Posted by shellshock
i keep thinking people are refering to THIS Crash.
anyone seen it?

God, did that suck ass. I remember when it came out and every pretentious nob had to say how compelling it was. Whatever.
post #153 of 718
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Originally Posted by shellshock
i keep thinking people are refering to THIS Crash.
anyone seen it?

I'm generally a Cronenberg fan, and sometimes a JG Ballard fan, and I own the movie on VHS, bought it back when it first came out. The film is gloriously empty. Probably a better movie than the new Crash, though I sort of liked that too, since I'm not turned off by its heavy-handed nature.

Car crashes as sexual metaphor, sex with scar tissue, James Spader (of course), and James Dean. What more could one want?

Ken Russel's part of Aria was also thematically in the same vein.
post #154 of 718
haven't seen all of cronenberg's crash, but saw some bits with scar licking and leg clamp sex - charmingly nasty.

batman begins blew, hard.
post #155 of 718
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Originally Posted by chrysalid
haven't seen all of cronenberg's crash, but saw some bits with scar licking and leg clamp sex - charmingly nasty.

batman begins blew, hard.

i liked bb, but it was kind of bland.
post #156 of 718
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Originally Posted by Lamo
i liked bb, but it was kind of bland.

At least it was a lot better than the prior ones (proof that NOT everything Danny Elfman and Tim Burton chrun out turns to gold).
post #157 of 718
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Originally Posted by skalogre
At least it was a lot better than the prior ones (proof that NOT everything Danny Elfman and Tim Burton chrun out turns to gold).

bb was better than the schumacher travestys (a mythical yogi has taught me how to banish them from my mind), but i can't think of one aspect of nolan's batman that is superior to burton's.

bale is rubbish, he puts on an idiotic deep voice every time he puts on the suit, and that's about as 3 dimensional as his acting gets. morgan freeman is playing the same role as in shawshank, mixed with Q out of james bond, contrived as fuck. little joey potter from down the creek playing a DA, are you out of your mind??? she looks about 15, holmes has nothing on basinger and pfeiffer. liam neeson was the most charisma-less super villain i have ever seen (including schwarz as mr freeze), can anyone honestly remember his name without looking on imdb, or his motives for that matter? they managed to remove any semblance of 'gothic' from gotham city, it looked like singapore for gods sake. michael caine should stick to playing austins dad, his cockney schtick does not work as a butler. and bollocks to getting to the deep psychological roots of batman's vigilantiism - he fell down a well and saw some bats, not deep, just crap. snd that sodding line - "why do we fall down bruce? so we can learn to pick ourselves back up again..." - a line so nauseatingly sappy shit and insipid, they saw fit to use it TWICE.

cillian murphy was, admittedly, good as sandman, but the chracter was given no history or room to breathe.

yup, batman begins blew hard.
post #158 of 718
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Originally Posted by gorgekko
God, did that suck ass. I remember when it came out and every pretentious nob had to say how compelling it was. Whatever.
Sex scenes between Ballard and his secretary were filmed but cut because the director felt the actors' chemistry was too good, contravening the nature of all the other relationships in the film.
post #159 of 718
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King Kong (2005) was the biggest waste of 3+ hours known to mankind.

I'm with Aportnoy on this one. I regretted seeing that movie.

Also, pretty much anything with Ben Stiller in it, I'm not a fan.
post #160 of 718
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Originally Posted by A Harris
I'm with Aportnoy on this one. I regretted seeing that movie.

Also, pretty much anything with Ben Stiller in it, I'm not a fan.

Have not seen KK yet... I like Jackson's early stuff too much (and sorry about this but I don't really care for LoTR).
Now Bad taste, THAT is a good Peter Jackson film. Or even better, Braindead!

"Your mother ate my dog!"
- Pulls tail out of custard -
"Not all of it!"
post #161 of 718
did anyone mention "the village" yet? COME ON, m. night shamilan. i hate your name too.
post #162 of 718
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Originally Posted by skalogre
Have not seen KK yet... I like Jackson's early stuff too much (and sorry about this but I don't really care for LoTR).
Now Bad taste, THAT is a good Peter Jackson film. Or even better, Braindead!

"Your mother ate my dog!"
- Pulls tail out of custard -
"Not all of it!"

braindead is pure class:

"that's my mum you pissing on..."

"i kick arse for the lord!"

bad taste is good as well, i like the bit when they shoot the sheep with the bazooka, and when he swaps his brains over with a squished seagull. lord of the rings was pretty much rubbish.
post #163 of 718
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Originally Posted by chrysalid
braindead is pure class:

"that's my mum you pissing on..."

"i kick arse for the lord!"

bad taste is good as well, i like the bit when they shoot the sheep with the bazooka, and when he swaps his brains over with a squished seagull. lord of the rings was pretty much rubbish.





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Saw Hostel last night - predictable and rtaher silly, however, two points.
First film to disturb my stomach in years - the eyeball part and the sight of the scalpel. I am sensitive to needles and surgical equipment.
Did anyone else recognise that Japanese client that the Paxton character asks if it was good? It drove me nuts for a bit, then I saw the credits. It was Takashii Miike! That was a good little side joke - "You could spend all your money in there!"
post #164 of 718
Yeah, they go on a good bit about him in the commentary, he was quite the influence. Credits: Takashi Miike as Miike Takashi. Like I said on the other thread, plot wasn't great, but it was just believable enough, and the mood was so well set, that it freaked me out. Especially the eye thing :shudder:
post #165 of 718
Just for people interested in watching Peter Jackson's Braindead, the movie is known as Dead Alive in the U.S. Watch it, it's great for a laugh. I remember seeing it in my forensic anthropology class at Cal. This was a student run low unit class run by some hot chicks with a very morbid obsession with bones and the dead. They played this movie on the last day of class and it was great (the movie had korean subtitles which made the viewing experience better for some reason).

Most overrated movie for me was Crash. I know a lot of people liked it but I didn't (my personal opinion of course so I won't bash the movie here).
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