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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Next movie I'm seeing is Wreck-It-Ralph. Anyone else?


fuck it im gonna go watch it tonight too.. looks like great fun for me and the gf even too

Same here

Seeing it Monday.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



So I really liked Wreck-It-Ralph. As did my older son. The younger one was kinda frightened by some parts. It ended up having a deeper story than I expected and a lot less cheap "oh, here's a reference to games".

Not as timeless as other Disney movies, but really good. It will strike a cord with it's target adult audience.

And the Disney short at the beginning was awesome.



That being said, OZ and the Hobbit. Can not wait.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I watched Howl's Moving Castle recently. Wasn't as good as Spirited Away, but worth a watch. There were a lot of things left unanswered, which annoyed me, but overall it was really good.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Howl's was weird.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ghibli is weird.

Pom Poko, a nice children's animated film about raccoons protecting their land from construction a la Fern Gully.




...that have massive balls and use them for various methods of aerial pursuit and even attack with them:



Once again. Nice children based cartoon about a family of raccoons...



...that use their balls...



...Ghibli is weird.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What can I say...them Japs love scrots.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speaking of Ghibli, I just got the 16 movie set from amazon. Can't wait to get it.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't watched a movie in a while...
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Speaking of Ghibli, I just got the 16 movie set from amazon. Can't wait to get it.


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Oh wow. I'll have to look into this. I only own Totoro and Howl's. I wouldn't mind buying the collection for my daughter.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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for my daughter.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Speaking of Ghibli, I just got the 16 movie set from amazon. Can't wait to get it.


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Oh wow. I'll have to look into this. I only own Totoro and Howl's. I wouldn't mind buying the collection for my daughter.


http://www.amazon.com/2012-Studio-Ghibli-Collection-Titles/dp/B0081UEWI2/

Here's what I was talking about. Going over the reviews it seems like the main issues with it is that the movies don't have the special features like the Disney releases do (something I never watch anyways so I'm not missing out on anything) and the packaging - which when you get 16 movies for $40, you can't really complain about the packaging.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw Cloud Atlas



Didn't read the book, I had no knowledge of it prior to the movie other than the trailer - so I had zero expectations. I was entertained and slightly confused by the way the story was presented b/c of the way it switches back and forth, but I liked it. Tons of great actors, and it was beautiful to look at without being too focused on aesthetics... so sayeth Urban the film snob.
$10 for 3hrs of entertainment that doesnt drag. well worth the price of admission, but we've all seen/heard this concept in movies before (interconnecting past & current lives).

3.8/5

Hugo Weaving is a Boss. The only other movie where he is consistently this badass is Wolfman. I think he does a better job in diff characters than Tom Hanks
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw Wreck-It Ralph. It was a great movie for anyone of age. Like Bret mentioned, it targeted the mature audience pretty well. There were cameos like crazy during the beginning, but it changed to newer characters in during the rest of the film.

Also, Disney's animated short "Paperman" is amazing. Better love story than Twilight. It has no dialogue!

I'll give Wreck-It Ralph a 4/5
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My kids were looking at me weird as I pointed out the cameos... lol
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally got around to watching Spider-Man. I really liked it. The action was really fast-paced and I liked that part of it. Not sure about a couple other aspects of the movie. But I'm thinking that the man in the shadows was Norman Osborn.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skyfall 5/5



Widely hailed as the best Bond film ever, Skyfall did not disappoint. I don't know if I would go as far as to say the best, but it's surely in the top 5. The set pieces and cinematography were stunning, and there was a large emphasis on developing characters.

I'm not sure I like bringing those characters to the 'Bond classic' with Q, Moneypenny, and M. I really appreciated the fresh take and newly minded agent approach of Casino Royale. And really I'll just miss Judy Dench.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought Casio Royale was better than Skyfall but to each their own. I could not believe the psychopath killer from No Country for Old Men was so... flamboyant haha. Just goes to show how well type casting works.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex mentioned that Bardem had a Heath Ledger like quality. I could see that but it wasn't so expressed as it was in The Dark Knight. Obviously there are plot threads that tie in there. Joker has the stories about his scarred face, oftentimes starting with his father. Silva had his messed up face related to his work with M or Mother. Getting into jail only to escape. Minions in every branch of society, ready to help him.
Overall I thought it was a great Bond movie, but I don't think they should have leaned into the "best Bond yet" hype.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll agree that it was really good, but not quite on the level of Casino Royale.

I'd still give it a 20/20/20 though. The relationship between M and Bond was so fantastic, and so much of it just went so perfectly.

Dan, the director explicitly stated that he took a lot of inspiration from TDK when he was creating Silva. That's why.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, no wonder! Did not hear that before, but wow did he ever!
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