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    In hindsight, I realised one very clever thing they did in Machete was that Danny Trejo has no more than a dozen lines. I haven't seen many of his movies but I doubt that he would've been any good with a lot of dialogue.
    Pretty amazing how a movie with a nearly silent protagonist worked so well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rajpoot View Post
    In hindsight, I realised one very clever thing they did in Machete was that Danny Trejo has no more than a dozen lines. I haven't seen many of his movies but I doubt that he would've been any good with a lot of dialogue.
    Pretty amazing how a movie with a nearly silent protagonist worked so well.
    Go watch 'Hobo with a shotgun' alredady, it's full of hilarious quotes AND two badguys who carrie portable gallows that are fired of with a harpoon.
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    Watched Last Night, last night.
    As such the film isn't anything special. Kiera Knightly and Guillaume Canet give decent performances. Sam Worthington is passable but then that's probably because his role demanded him to be the....'shallower' one.
    What is remarkable about the movie is the question it raised, atleast for me.
    Cheating is bad. Period. But clearly there's two kinds of cheating. Physical and emotional. And it's so much easier to cheat on someone emotionally (as shown in the film...I felt that things moved forward a lot more 'organically' for Joanna and Alex). It's so easy to falter, for the mind and heart to run wild. While one can to a great extent control oneself physically, what about emotions? They are harder to control IMO.
    And the big question. Which is worst? To cheat on someone physically once and then get it out of your system? Or to cheat on someone emotionally?
    Depends on the person in question I suppose.

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    Go watch 'Hobo with a shotgun' alredady, it's full of hilarious quotes AND two badguys who carrie portable gallows that are fired of with a harpoon.
    I've been trying to find a copy!
    My local video store has failed me again. Predictable TBH, considering the proprietor does not know what a 'hobo' is.
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    Haywire - 9/10 Stars
    I really do not understand the criticism of this movie. It was the first action movie I have ever seen with a female protagonist who seemed cool or believable. My only big criticism of it (which is why I took a star away from the rating) was the sound. They muted the sound to the movie at some points and just had music, which really made it less immersive. Even when they didn't mute the other sounds to the movie, the music was too loud and in your face. Also, they electronically deepened her voice, which made it not sound right.
    Other than the sound, I thought it was a really good movie. Not as good as Bourne Identity (which I would give 10/10), but not far behind.
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    The Green Lantern, gawd did they butcher the comics. Meh to the max
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fragony View Post
    The Green Lantern, gawd did they butcher the comics. Meh to the max
    Agreed, that was one of the worst movies I have ever seen.
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    Avengers

    Caught it in the theater. Been months since I saw a movie on the big screen.
    Really awesome. Many 'pump-your-fist-in-the-air' moments along with some laughs, and the bits with superheroes going up against each other are full of thrills.
    Also RDJ is a lot better as Tony Stark/Ironman than he was as Sherlock Holmes. No question about it.
    Worth every cent. Really hope they do another one.


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    Agreed, that was one of the worst movies I have ever seen.
    Only reason to watch that movie is Ryan Reynolds wisecracking just like he is the only reason to watch Blade Trinity too that film is a comedy when he is on screen.
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    Avengers

    Caught it in the theater. Been months since I saw a movie on the big screen.
    Really awesome. Many 'pump-your-fist-in-the-air' moments along with some laughs, and the bits with superheroes going up against each other are full of thrills.
    Also RDJ is a lot better as Tony Stark/Ironman than he was as Sherlock Holmes. No question about it.
    Worth every cent. Really hope they do another one.
    I was left feeling a bit cold watching this movie as were many of the cinema audience where I saw it too.

    To be honest I sooner this had been Ironman 3
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    Haywire - 9/10 Stars
    I really do not understand the criticism of this movie. It was the first action movie I have ever seen with a female protagonist who seemed cool or believable. My only big criticism of it (which is why I took a star away from the rating) was the sound. They muted the sound to the movie at some points and just had music, which really made it less immersive. Even when they didn't mute the other sounds to the movie, the music was too loud and in your face. Also, they electronically deepened her voice, which made it not sound right.
    Other than the sound, I thought it was a really good movie. Not as good as Bourne Identity (which I would give 10/10), but not far behind.
    I told you the music was weird didnt I all jazzy and stuff still dont understand what they were trying for.
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    I told you the music was weird didnt I all jazzy and stuff still dont understand what they were trying for.
    I didn't horribly mind the music actually, except that it was way too loud. It was not the best music, but if it was softer, it would not have been that bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaelic cowboy View Post
    I was left feeling a bit cold watching this movie as were many of the cinema audience where I saw it too.

    To be honest I sooner this had been Ironman 3
    Don't you mean that you felt a shiver run down your back when Thor hits Captain America's shield?


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    Don't you mean that you felt a shiver run down your back when Thor hits Captain America's shield?

    No I would have to say if your not American the excitement will not be so great at all at all.

    Problems I see are

    1:The plot could do with tightening up a bit as you have to have seen Thor to properly understand this movie.

    2: There is too much going on cast wise chop half the cast and there is no appreciable differ in the plot.

    3:Captain America is a big pile of honestly yanks may get some shiver seeing him on screen but the rest of the world is more meh (they would have been better leaving him in WW2 to be honest)

    4:The Black widow and useless Archery character could be completely be removed with little effort from the script

    5 Just make Ironman 3 and get on with it(Not that Ironman isnt full of meh but the jokes are just better)


    basically a middling to fairly decent enough summer action movie and nothing more.
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    Come on, one does not need to be American to enjoy a good comic book based film. I for one am not from America, at all.
    Out of curiosity, what is your favourite superhero movie?


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    Quote Originally Posted by rajpoot View Post
    Come on, one does not need to be American to enjoy a good comic book based film. I for one am not from America, at all.
    Out of curiosity, what is your favourite superhero movie?
    I bet the Hulk because he's green
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    Come on, one does not need to be American to enjoy a good comic book based film. I for one am not from America, at all.
    You do to have any kind of gra for Captain America it's telling that people did go to see his film here but there was no audience reaction to him and there wasnt any this time either. If it wasnt for the few jokes they worked into then Cap is a lost cause, they should have played up the out of time factor for more laughs to be honest.

    Out of curiosity, what is your favourite superhero movie?
    Maybe Batman Begins or Kickass I havent really thought about it to be honest.


    I will watch a Popcorntastic Michael Baysplosionfest as much as the next man but there are limits to my excitement.

    This movie falls flat regular and mainly where there obviously trying to advance comicbook lore.

    For example the scene with the aircraft carrier being turned into a helicarrier just did not have a wow factor at all thats criminal in my view.

    There is a great movie in here somewhere but it's not this one, I suspect it will be Avengers 2 this was merely throwing up the sliotar for a puc out by the goalie or a soft throw to a baseball fella.

    It is worthy of going seeing but to be honest it's only a small bit more exciting than Captain America or Green Lantern was and they pretty much fell flat.

    Maybe it's me but I dont get the huge lovefest about the Avengers must be down to cartoons people watched as kids or summit.

    If it was me I woulda scraped the whole Shield/Nick Fury idea and just make the Avengers something that Ironman came up with himself. Just because Fury blah blah is the comiclore reason is not reason enough to make it the movie reason for the Avengers to assemble together. Captain America, Thor and Ironman is enough you want the Black Widow character they could have kept her as Starks PA from Ironman2.


    Not the best not and the worst I ever saw satisfactory student is the term I would use on a test paper.
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    Into the Abyss - I'm really liking this Werner Herzog guy. Excellent documentary on a triple homicide in Texas that left two convicted; one for life and one to die. It's a powerful and gruesome story and Herzog is upfront that he himself is quite against the death penalty, but he does an excellent job of creating empathy for either side of the debate. Not light fare at all.


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    Outrage - Entertaining yarn about the struggles in a Yakuza operation. I doubt there went 60 seconds without someone getting beaten, disfigured, shot, tortured. The sets, style, dress and violence carry the convoluted and nearly ridiculous story. The following trailer seems stupid especially with the music and slow mo that isn't ever present in the movie. It does give a taste of the directing style which is superb


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    I saw the Avengers. It's amazing.

    Well written, well directed, well acted and good special effects.

    Whedon managed to mix superheroes from 4 different franchises into one movie and make it work.

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    Tucker and Dale vs Evil. On Netflix, really funny movie. Basically an anti-horror movie, and serves to send the message that people shouldn't be judged by what they look like, how they talk, or where they live. Only an hour and a half long, so if you have the time you should definitely watch it.
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    Horrible Bosses

    Totally overrated. Barely amusing.

    6/10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prussian to the Iron View Post
    Tucker and Dale vs Evil. On Netflix, really funny movie. Basically an anti-horror movie, and serves to send the message that people shouldn't be judged by what they look like, how they talk, or where they live. Only an hour and a half long, so if you have the time you should definitely watch it.
    Yup. Saw this one a while back and laughed my jaws sore. Nice black comedy to watch if you're having a doozy of a day.


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    Predators - 2.5 of 5 Stars

    It kind of sucked actually. The first Predator was much better. There was though, one part that was IMHO really epic.

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    The main character is examining the wound on one of his teammates, when the other one (who is, unbeknown to him, a crazy killer who just paralyzed his teammate) says "I thought you were a really asshole, but you came back. I guess you are a good person after all." As he comes behind the main character with a knife. The main character sees his paralyzed teammate hyper-ventilating though, and knows that the crazy guys is about to kill him. He spins around and sticks the knife into the crazy guy, and says "No, but I am fast."

    I don't know, maybe I am just a little immature, but I thought that was pretty awesome.
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    I saw Insidious recently. I think good, fun horror movies are hard to find, but this one left me satisfied.



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    Expendables: Director's Cut - 10/5 Stars
    Yeah, that good. Honestly, it is 50 times better than the non-directors cut. I am not sure I will be able to watch the theatrical release after seeing this.
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    You could also just buy me a drink.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vuk View Post
    Predators - 2.5 of 5 Stars

    It kind of sucked actually. The first Predator was much better. There was though, one part that was IMHO really epic.

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    The main character is examining the wound on one of his teammates, when the other one (who is, unbeknown to him, a crazy killer who just paralyzed his teammate) says "I thought you were a really asshole, but you came back. I guess you are a good person after all." As he comes behind the main character with a knife. The main character sees his paralyzed teammate hyper-ventilating though, and knows that the crazy guys is about to kill him. He spins around and sticks the knife into the crazy guy, and says "No, but I am fast."

    I don't know, maybe I am just a little immature, but I thought that was pretty awesome.
    I would go to 3 out of 5 for Predators if were taking it that the original Predator is a 5 out of 5 movie.

    The newer movie is the best since the original even with all it's flaws and is certainly better than Predator 2 and AVP 1 an 2 combined.
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    Finally managed to lay my hands on a copy of Hobo with a Shotgun.

    It is insanely bloody. I mean it makes Machete look like Sunday morning cartoons for kids. Certainly not everyone's cup of tea. My friend went out of the room when they started sawing the girl's neck.
    That said I found it OK. The it was fun watch the titular hobo with his shotgun, although I would've liked maybe a few more bad guys dying.
    Also I felt the end was a little sad, although in hindsight I guess it sat well with the overall grim theme of the movie. And the greatest heroes always die.


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    Yeah it's very violent but also hilarious. Reminds me of classics like The 'Toxic Avenger' or 'Bad Taste', so rediculously violent that you can help but laugh. I loved the plague, can beat badguys who carry portable gallows. And the oneliners are awesome.
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    The Dictator

    Many funny scenes, a few amazingly hilarious scenes; overall, great movie, though not as great as Borat.
    8/10

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