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Old January 22 2011, 04:46 AM   #91
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Re: Movies Seen in 2011

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Arashi no Yoru ni (One Stormy Night) (7)
Black Swan (9)
Kamui (4)
Loups=Garous (8)
Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Awakeening of the Trailblazer (8)
Musashi Miyamoto (6)
Trigun: Badlands Rumble (8)
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Old January 22 2011, 05:25 AM   #92
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Again, why do people listen to them?
Because they think they might know what they're talking about? When 95% of any group of people see a movie and give it a thumbs down, people take notice (it has an IMDB score of 5.7, while Metacritic's agglommerated rating is 28/100, and its CinemaScore rating was C+, which is terrible).
I don't. Glad I didn't.
Had I listened to the "consensus" then I wouldn't have seen Tourist either.

Do you give any credit to what "the people" think?
Yahoo Users = B
Box Office Mojo =B


Do what you want of course, I just don't and refuse to ever.

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Old January 22 2011, 05:38 AM   #93
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Re: Movies Seen in 2011

1. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - C-
2. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010) - A
3. Black Swan (2010) - A+
4. The Social Network (2010) - A
5. Cannibal! The Musical (1996) - B

Well, I think I have my first guilty pleasure of the year because I actually enjoyed this film. It's done by Trey Parker (The guy who does South Park) and it's pretty much what I expected from him. The plot wasn't bad, and the music ("The Sky is blue, and all the leaves are Green, The Sun's as warm as a Baked Potato. I think I know Precisely what I mean when I say it's a Shpakoinkle Day") is catchy and happy as hell. It's stupid, but a nice time waster to smile and I actually enjoyed it more than I probably should have.
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Old January 22 2011, 09:51 AM   #94
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Re: Movies Seen in 2011

1. Black Swan (2010) ✭✭✭✭
2. Winter's Bone (2010) ✭✭✭

3. Buried (2010) ✭✭✭✭
Hooooly crap this is a good movie. It's a shame Lionsgate didn't give this movie a wide release. Ryan Reynolds spends 90 minutes in a box, and it's one of the most intense movie experiences of my life. I was glued to the TV. I highly recommend you go rent this movie today.
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Old January 22 2011, 04:22 PM   #95
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Re: Movies Seen in 2011

Cannibal! The Musical is great, and I love that it couldn't get a place at Sundance but was eventually picked up by Lloyd Kaufman of Troma Films.

As for "Season of The Witch" and "The Tourist", I'd like to think I'm capable of thinking for myself when it comes to a movie, book, album or anything along those subjective lines. I can think of several films I loved that were roundly unpopular with both critics and viewers ("Masked and Anonymous" is a good one--I've met perhaps five people in the last six years who liked that movie as much as I did). With films I watch the trailer, do a little reading and make an informed judgment. Sometimes I still surprise myself by liking or disliking the movie in spite of what I imagine I'm going to get. I do my best to go into any film with an open mind, but it's usually impossible for me to go in with absolutely no expectations.

With "Season of The Witch" I see a cheesy rip-off of "The Seventh Seal". I could wind up enjoying the movie whenever I get around to seeing it, but quite frankly I just wasn't impressed by anything I've seen in the trailers. The same goes for "The Tourist". It looks like a really boring couple of hours where everyone is just phoning in a disinterested performance and going home. Indeed Angelina Jolie all but admitted that she accepted the role so she could take her kids on a nice vacation.

I could be wrong about that one, too.

I'll probably give it a shot, but I do believe there's some merit to my instincts when it comes to whether or not I'm going to enjoy a movie. Again I try to give everything a certain allowance for being able to surprise me, but I can only extend that allowance so far.
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Old January 22 2011, 04:55 PM   #96
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^^^^
You are doing your movie watching like me it seems.
Watch a trailer. Read an interview. Do a little homework.
If you decide to not see it, it's cause YOU decided not to. NOT because Ebert, Ropert, NYT or wherever said it wasn't worth it.

I haven't seen "The Seventh Seal" so I can't relate to that but I'm going to put it in my Netflix queue right now.
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Old January 22 2011, 06:24 PM   #97
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1. Alien 3 (assembly cut) - B
2. Let the Right One In - A

3. Inception - B. This was a very good movie but not one of Nolan's best in my opinion. I'm not sure it makes a lot of sense to have shootouts in someone's dreamscape no matter how they framed it in the plot. I felt myself wanting to pull a Morbo: "Dreams do not work that way!" This film gets a lot of praise for being original but to me it seemed kind of derivative, pulling elements from The Matrix and Solaris, or any number of other dream versus reality movies that have been made over the years. A solid action film with some interesting plot elements (the dream within a dream thing was neat), but ultimately it didn't live up to my somewhat elevated expectations about it.
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Old January 22 2011, 06:38 PM   #98
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Watch a trailer. Read an interview. Do a little homework.
And you think others don't do that?
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Old January 22 2011, 06:52 PM   #99
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^ A lot of people just watch whats popular actually.
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Old January 22 2011, 06:54 PM   #100
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Watch a trailer. Read an interview. Do a little homework.
And you think others don't do that?
SOME don't. You seemed to give alot of credit to what RT Critics or Metacritic would say. Do you let that supercede what you know about your own tastes in movies?

Some things a professionals knowledge is needed on.
A Home inspection
A cracked piston
For some maybe your taxes

Movies are subjective and no one should know better about what you(ie anybody) are likely to like than you. It maybe why I see more bad movies, imo, on Netflix cause something didn't really grab me in the trailer. Likewise it's why I'm likely to see more movies I think are good. My own judgement rarely lets me down in regards to my tastes.
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Old January 22 2011, 07:13 PM   #101
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You seemed to give alot of credit to what RT Critics or Metacritic would say. Do you let that supercede what you know about your own tastes in movies?
Er, no. I don't know anyone who argues for that (and two of those things I cited, the IMDB and CinemaScore, are general audience reactions, not critics). I also know that when most people say it sucks, it probably does - and the trailers (not to mention Nicolas Cage these days) don't exactly make a great case.
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Old January 22 2011, 07:42 PM   #102
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Well when you cite the low critic scores it implies you are giving them credit and taking their opinons into consideration.

Also, who are the "most people says it sucks" if not the critics? I pointed out Yahoo! Users and BOM users have it at a 'B' score. Heck even RT community is 45% a full 40pts higher. I'm not saying Season of the Witch is Oscar bait but it was fun, imo.

Most people also watch AI, Jersey Shore and other reality crap. If I used that as a baramoter of cool I'd never actually see stuff I liked.
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Old January 22 2011, 07:53 PM   #103
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I generally let Rotten Tomatoes decide what movies to watch for me.... I'll admit it. I tend to only watch stuff 50% or higher now. I've rarely come across something that is 50% or less that I like. Maybe Chaos Theory, which I loved.
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Well when you cite the low critic scores it implies you are giving them credit and taking their opinons into consideration.
Of course I am. Particularly the opinions of critics I have long experience with an know to be similar to my own (Ebert and Berardinelli, principally); no different than taking into account what other people I know say about a movie.
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Old January 23 2011, 06:21 AM   #105
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Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightening Thief - HBO
Tron Legacy 3D - theater
Clash of the Titans (2010) - HBO on Demand
Take Me Home Tonight - free screenin'
Sanctum - free screenin'
The Green Hornet - free screenin'
Green Zone - HBO

Caught the Saturday night premiere of Green Zone. I think I had passes for this back before it came out, but missed it for some reason or another.

Matt Damon looked heroic lookin' for WMDs in Iraq, and Greg Kinnear does political baddie pretty well, but I really could have done without that clip of Bush's "mission accomplished" clip.
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