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Old July 1 2013, 06:00 AM   #346
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The Incredibles is the only Pixar movie I've seen and I did like it, but animated movies don't generally interest me. I do want to see Up and Wall-E though, the latter because I want to compare it with Oblivion.
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Old July 1 2013, 06:00 AM   #347
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^

Its on my list to see, just haven't gotten to it yet.

I enjoyed Brave quite a bit, but hate both Cars movies, the sequel was worse than the first.
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Old July 2 2013, 08:43 AM   #348
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Downloaded - free admission
This is the End - free admission

WOO! Thirty movies in June! Averaged out, one "new to me" movie a day!

Went out to Alamo Slaughter last night for a couple of movies.

First up, the Napster doctumentary Downloaded directed by Alex Winter, who was there in attendence to introduce the movie & participate in a Q&A afterward.

I admit, I didn't use Napster, I didn't see the point to downloadin' music onto a computer then, and I still don't now, when the radio is free and right freakin' there to use. But, I also understand why folks would use that system, and others like it over the years.

The documentary put a human face to the whole piracy issue, and it was informative with a balanced look at both sides of what was happenin'.

Alex Winter was wrappin' up a ten city tour of the movie, and commented that Slaughter was the nicest of the ten theaters, which was good to know.

In his introduction, he said that he started workin' on a dramatized narrative of the Napster story back in '03 or '04, and decided it needed to be a documentary, instead, which he has worked on for quite some time.

In the Q&A afterward, I got to ask the second question, which was if he would still put out the dramatized narrative as a companion piece to the documentary, and mentioned the success of The Social Network and its dramatization of the creation of Facebook. Alex Winter's answer was, "No, not by me, no. That movie will never be made, and I hope that after all these guys have been through, everyone else just leaves them alone." The host made a comment about how, "Yeah, now that you have your movie, right?" Alex Winter went on to say, "Besides, who would be the douche they get to play Sean Parker this time? Justin Beiber?"

Still, a movie well worth watchin', and, as it turns out, ya can buy or rent it to watch online through Amazon.com.

After the Q&A, I got Alex Winter to sign my movie ticket.

Followed the documentary up with the stupid stoner comedy This is the End which has Seth Rogan, Jay Burachel, Danny McBride, James Franco, Craig Robinson, & a bunch of other celebrities playin' hyperinsane versions of themselves durin' the Apocalypse. It was actually pretty damn funny, especially Emma Watson & Michael Cera's situations.

If I wake up in time, next movie to see will be Much Ado About Nothing.
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Old July 3 2013, 03:45 PM   #349
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The Lone Ranger

I believe it has plot holes, and I don't know if I missed something or did Lone Ranger become the master of acrobatics out of nowhere, when previously he didn't seem particularly agile. However it was more of a battle of values that was the focus of the story, hilariously civilized for a big action movie, so nitpicks about believable physics which there weren't in the first place become insignificant. Combine that with, for these days exceptionally rich presentation in both amount, quality and arrangement of content, and there's no contest between my favourite summer blockbuster.

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Old July 3 2013, 03:56 PM   #350
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57. Man of Steel: B+
58. Doubt: A
59. Godfather: A
60. World War Z: B
61. Much Ado About Nothing: A-

The Joss Whedon directed, nearly all Whedon alum acted telling of The Bards famous play shot in 12 days was lots of fun. It's showing at our Indie Cinema in town as of last week and the runs there are short usually, so I made haste. I admit it's probably more fun if you're a vested fan of Whedon and his stalwart regulars. If you aren't familiar with the story I think a fair boilerplate is convincing two people to open up and embrace the passion they have for each other. They have to be tricked into admitting it and all the while a nefarious villain is running afoul of things trying to further his own needs at the expense of others.
That said, if you just like Shakespeare and find appreciation in modern updated settings of his tales then this is a fun movie. Also, not that it mattered to me, but it is all in B&W. I actually felt that added a touch of novelty to the film.
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Old July 3 2013, 04:37 PM   #351
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A movie titled that exists? No wonder I guess but I had thought it would be a great parodic title
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Old July 3 2013, 04:54 PM   #352
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^^
As a parody title to Star Trek into Darkness??
That was the Mel Gibson movie.
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Old July 4 2013, 01:34 PM   #353
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Downloaded - free admission
This is the End - free admission
Much Ado About Nothing (2013) - free admission
The Lone Ranger (2013) - free admission
Despicable Me 2 3D - free admission

Went into work early the other day, and got into MAAN on the last day to see it for free. Go me!

I enjoyed the hell out of the movie, mostly 'cause of the cast, made up almost entirely of Whedonverse alumni. The dialogue was a bit difficult to follow, since its ye olde school English, but still worth watchin'.

After my shift, I got into the second showin' of the new Tonto movie with my friend Galena. We both were entertained by the western-ish comedy, and I'll be goin' again, for sure, since I missed a brief bit towards the end, thanks to the need for a potty break.

Went into work early yesterday, and I was able to get a ticket for DM2 in 3D. The minions crack me right the hell up, and they are featured more prominently in this one than the first one.

I'm not even gonna try for a movie today, but I still haven't seen World War Z or Monsters University....

And the Ritz has two comin' up this weekend, a James Gandolfini memorial screenin' of The Man Who Wasn't There on Friday, and Yankee Doodle Dandy as the "Broadway Brunch" film Saturday & Sunday.
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Old July 4 2013, 01:57 PM   #354
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Peaceful Warrior
A Place at the Table
Man of Steel
Star Trek Into Darkness
The Vow
Silver Linings Playbook
Doubt (re-watch)
Contagion (re-watch)
Phenomenon (re-watch)
Superman (1978) (re-watch)
Superman II (re-watch)
Superman III (re-watch)
The Siege (re-watch)
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Old July 4 2013, 03:07 PM   #355
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117. The Lone Ranger (✩✩✩½) - Theatre - Not bad, but a smidge too Disneyfied. Comments here.

Theatre: 18
Blu-ray: 7
DVD: 21
Netflix: 1
Live TV: 16
Download: 51
YouTube: 3
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Old July 4 2013, 09:49 PM   #356
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42. Despite some of the liberties taken, I really enjoyed it. I've been reading the Friday the 13th films, but I'm about to get Hulu+ and start digging through the Criterion collection
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Old July 5 2013, 03:30 AM   #357
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58. Doubt: A
59. Godfather: A
60. World War Z: B
61. Much Ado About Nothing: A-
62. The Lone Ranger: C+

Such potential wasted here. A chance to really showcase a character that is likely largely unknown to the anyone born after 1990.
It's too long, the hero is weakling with little spine for what Frontier Justice needs. I had trouble seeing him as a hero. Tonto was played for laughs largely, not 3 Stooges type slapstick mind you, it was dry and sardonic but the issue is Tonto is a warrior, crafty, cunning---we didn't get that.
A good 20-25min needed to be trimmed, especially in the second act.
I neither hated it nor loved. Some action sequences were worth watching. Fichtner's bad guy Cavendish is easily the best performance in the whole film.
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Old July 5 2013, 05:17 AM   #358
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2.5 hours? No thanks.
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Old July 5 2013, 08:35 PM   #359
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A Serbian Film

Carries a reputation of being the eldritch abomination of violent movies. I seeked it for its promise to be most affecting hyperrealistic portrayal of wide-scale agony, in my continuing interest in attaining a firmer understanding of such matters.

It's construction is devious, cinematography so unrelentingly gripping that you will be pulled in, whether you like it or not. Watch it alone uninterrupted and you will feel burning agitation, and numb uncertainty continuing hours on end after the movie.

There are vague societal allusions, but the main focus is on more fundamental psychology of violence.
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Old July 5 2013, 10:26 PM   #360
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Updates in Bold:

009 Re;Cyborg (10)
After Earth (8)
Asura (4)
Batman: The Mystery of the Batwoman (7)
Beck-Mongolian Chop Squad (2010) (10)
Berserk: The Golden Age I: The Egg of the King (7)
Berserk: The Golden Age II: Battle for Doldrey (7)
Berserk: The Golden Age III: Decent (7)
Bleach Movie 4: Hell Verse (9)
Blood-C: The Last Dark (6)
Broken City (7)
Bullet to the Head (7)
Children Who Chase Lost Voices (7)
Dead Man Down (8)
Dragon Lord (6)
Evangelion 3.33: You Can [Not] Redo (9)
Fafner: Heaven and Earth (8)
Fairy Tail: Priestess of the Pheonix (8)
Fast and Furious 6 (9)
Gangster Squad (8)
GI Joe: Retaliation (8)
A Good Day to Die Hard (7)
The Grey (8)
Hoshizora Kiseki (7)
The Illusionist (10)
Initial D: 3rd Stage (9)
Iron Man 3 (9)
Jack Reacher (8)
K-ON: The Movie (8)
The Last Stand (8)
Library War: Wings of Revolution (9)
Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 2nd A's (9)
Man of Steel (9)
The Man With the Iron Fists (6)
Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion-Theatrical version (9)
Metal Skin Panic: Madox 01 (6)
Nerawareta Gakuen (Psychic School Wars) (10)
Niji-iro Hotaru (Rainbow Fireflies) (9)
Now You See Me (9)
Oblivion (8)
Olympus Has Fallen (8)
Operation Condor (7)
Operation Condor 2: Armour of God (5)
Parker (8)
Rurouni Kenshin (2012) (8)
Star Trek: Into Darkness (10)
Tripping the Rift: The Movie (6)
Tucker and Dale VS Evil (6)
Twin Dragons (7)
Why Worry? (1923) (8)

Current Total: 50
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