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Dra508
11-25-2011, 04:52 PM
Because most of this crap doesn't deserve it's own thread.....


Real Housewives - MY EYES - I CAN'T STOP.

Top Chef Texas - because I need to be hungry in front of the TV

Big Bang Theory - because I love nerds with social disorders, no really.

konstantin
11-25-2011, 05:25 PM
Valhalla Rising

followed it last night with Pusher I

(wasn't really a fan of Bronson but everything else i've seen from the guy so far pretty much puts him in the top tier of talented directors)

REPLICA
11-27-2011, 10:50 AM
I've been watching a lot of movies this past two days.... Mostly James Bond...

For Your Eyes Only
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Casino Royale
Quantum of Solace
Return of the Jedi (Star Wars)
The Pacific (HBO Series)
Another Version of the Truth (TOIOU)

orestes
11-27-2011, 11:00 AM
Batman: Year One
Super 8

cicada
12-01-2011, 06:04 PM
Treme - Just started Season 1... Good so far.

Michalrose
12-01-2011, 06:20 PM
I got the Gold package from my Cable service so I have every station to waste my time on! I watch Cupcake Wars. I don't bake but find this show fascinating with the tiny elegant creations the contestants whip up. Also love Hardcore Pawn. The Science channel has Monster Bug Wars. Very entertaining. Oh and if you are a cat person you must watch My Cat From Hell.

dvp
12-02-2011, 12:26 PM
American Horror Story is my current favorite show.

sentient02970
12-02-2011, 01:08 PM
Just watched Elite Squad (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0861739/) on Netflix DVD. Brutal but realistic film. Outstanding action direction/editing.

Rossva
12-02-2011, 03:38 PM
Right now = corrie !!!

Stereo75
12-03-2011, 01:05 AM
So far I'm enjoying the Metal Evolution series.

Cat Mom
12-04-2011, 12:00 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41A0QxRaS6L._SX500_.jpg

Deepvoid
12-04-2011, 03:59 PM
Just watched Cowboys and Aliens. Tad too long. A little generic. Not terrible but definitely not great.

redshoewearer
12-04-2011, 05:15 PM
Numb3rs. It is entertaining, but if you know anything about math, you'll realize in the show they talk techno-babble and just throw math-related words around without much coherence. A show that is positive about the sciences is not a bad thing though. I saw a familiar name on the show music credits - Charlie Clouser.

scorpiusdiamond
12-04-2011, 05:47 PM
If you're in the UK and you're not watching Misfits... you need to start now. I think I laugh my head off and swear in surprise more than any other show.

3:15
12-04-2011, 05:52 PM
Black Mirror was seriously messed up. Brilliant stuff.

theimage13
12-04-2011, 06:19 PM
Dexter. Haven't seen seasons 1-5 yet, but a friend who has been watching it started inviting me over for the current episodes. Really love the creepy evil-religious theme going this season; hope all the others are just as good without it.

scorpiusdiamond
12-05-2011, 07:59 AM
Black Mirror was seriously messed up. Brilliant stuff.

Internet feed went down for ten minutes at the start, spent the rest of the show going "No, they didn't REALLY ask that did they?"
Could've done a better ending though. Looking forward to next week.

slave2thewage
12-05-2011, 04:46 PM
Black Mirror was so wonderfully disturbing.

Pillfred
12-05-2011, 05:27 PM
Black Mirror was seriously messed up. Brilliant stuff.

It has some moments where it's kinda meh, but for the most part the show is pretty awesome. Season 4 with John Lithgow is money. Reminds me I need to watch last nights episode sometime tonight as well.

Dra508
12-05-2011, 06:44 PM
Boardwalk Empire -I love me some Steve Buscemi. The casting is so awesome on this show. I love the attention to detail in costume and don't mind the effects they use to jazz up the boardwalk. Even some of the music is great. I'll need to learn how to see this show when my HBO subscription runs out in a couple of months.

thevoid99
12-05-2011, 07:00 PM
Man, that last episode of Boardwalk Empire was fucked up. Man, I hate Gillian. She's disgusting.

classicgirl
12-05-2011, 07:39 PM
Storage Wars ~ I have a fascination with finding curious things. And I'd love to hang out with Barry.

Uneven Stephen
12-05-2011, 08:19 PM
I missed out on 24 when it aired, so I'm plowing through the series on DVD. Just started season 7. Addicting as fuck!

Pillfred
12-05-2011, 09:23 PM
Boardwalk Empire -I love me some Steve Buscemi. The casting is so awesome on this show. I love the attention to detail in costume and don't mind the effects they use to jazz up the boardwalk. Even some of the music is great. I'll need to learn how to see this show when my HBO subscription runs out in a couple of months.

I've been using SideReel for my dexter, and breaking bad fix. It basically links to megavideo and other sites. It usually is pretty solid (i only check the megavideo links) every now and then they will get pulled but usually i can catch whatever the next day.

Elke
12-06-2011, 08:26 AM
I decided to rewatch Lost, and I'm heading towards the final two episodes of season 1 now. I have to say: I'd completely forgotten how awesome Lost 1 was! Though there's also a sense that, really, they had no idea what they were doing.

Sallos
12-06-2011, 12:15 PM
latly i've been enjoying watching Stringer Bell in Luther

aurelius
12-06-2011, 12:48 PM
I'm five episodes in on season one of Breaking Bad. It's so good, but damn, it's hard to watch.

The boyfriend has hooked me on Mr. Show. I think we're nearly through season two.

ImTheWiseJanitor
12-06-2011, 03:52 PM
Super 8 is such an awesomely fun movie. And it has its parts where it's just straight up funny.

"Wake up!! Wake up!!" "He's too stoned!" "DRUGS ARE SO BAD!"

Michalrose
12-06-2011, 04:24 PM
latly i've been enjoying watching Stringer Bell in Luther

Stringer Bell! I miss The Wire.

Space Suicide
12-06-2011, 04:34 PM
Season Finale for That 70's Show.

I want to do unmentionable things with Jackie.

theburningreptile
12-06-2011, 07:28 PM
I was going to make a thread on it, but decided not to. Blade Runner. It's my favorite film ever and the soundtrack has to be one of my favorites too. I highly recommend to those who are new to sci-fi or love the genre altogether. I'm getting the 5-disc blu-ray edition for Christmas. Color me EXCITED.

konstantin
12-06-2011, 09:30 PM
Black Mirror was seriously messed up. Brilliant stuff.


Internet feed went down for ten minutes at the start, spent the rest of the show going "No, they didn't REALLY ask that did they?"
Could've done a better ending though. Looking forward to next week.
Loved it! Including the ending and just how serious everyone was about the ridiculous plot. Looking forward to Sunday's episode.

Elke
12-07-2011, 01:09 PM
Because I'm ill, I spent the day on the couch, which resulted in a mini-movie-marathon. Saw Monsters vs. Aliens which I absolutely adored even though it had some flat bits (but OH MY GOD Insectosaurus!), Black Swan (didn't live up to even the promise of its trailer, sadly), Super 8 (let down only by a week ending - everything else felt like Goones crossed with eerie Fringe) and The Black Daliah (definitely not good). So two good flicks, and two only-slightly-upwards of mediocre movies. Good score.

Dra508
12-07-2011, 01:59 PM
I was going to make a thread on it, but decided not to. Blade Runner. It's my favorite film ever and the soundtrack has to be one of my favorites too. I highly recommend to those who are new to sci-fi or love the genre altogether. I'm getting the 5-disc blu-ray edition for Christmas. Color me EXCITED.I think there was a thread on it before, but mostly it was a lot of fapping.

It's one of my personal favorites too.

aggroculture
12-07-2011, 03:51 PM
Saw Shame last night and did not like it. Boring, directionless, and overly grim.

Bluegirl
12-08-2011, 08:20 PM
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. Only the first three parts are on netflix streaming and I can not wait for the dvds to come in.

littlemonkey613
12-08-2011, 08:51 PM
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. Only the first three parts are on netflix streaming and I can not wait for the dvds to come in.

I love this show! It only gets better and better from there.

orestes
12-08-2011, 09:09 PM
Spaced on netflix instant watch! <3

konstantin
12-09-2011, 11:33 AM
watched 'Hunger' last night. hoping to see 'Shame' today.


Saw Shame last night and did not like it. Boring, directionless, and overly grim.

haha. DO NOT WATCH 'HUNGER' THEN! it's all of the above except there's no sex. feces, lots of feces though...

orestes
12-09-2011, 12:06 PM
I enjoyed McQueen's Hunger quite a bit.

thevoid99
12-09-2011, 03:18 PM
I saw Hunger last night in anticipation of Shame. Fuck me!

Elke
12-10-2011, 03:56 PM
Super 8 is such an awesomely fun movie. And it has its parts where it's just straight up funny.

"Wake up!! Wake up!!" "He's too stoned!" "DRUGS ARE SO BAD!"

God, yes, that was so funny. I just loved how those kids were real kids, talking right through eachother and messing up words. It reminded me most of all of The Goonies, really, it had that same energy and kindness to it.

I just watched Kung Fu Panda II (and the whole 'you were adopted' thing keeps cracking me up), and Easy A. It's not the new Clueless, but I did love it and I kept thinking throughout How can I use this in class? The only thing that bothered me is that most black & whites were evened out or nuanced (for every bad guy there was a good one, for every stupid adult there was one who genuinely cared) but the religious people were all nutcases. But it raises some very interesting points about being young, about image and about how different sexuality is still percieved for boys and girls. PLUS those parents were a treat. So I might subject my fifth years to it when we kick off 'love and sexuality' as a theme around March.

somewhatdamaged
12-10-2011, 03:58 PM
I don't watch as much TV as I used to, but I do keep up with these shows...

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
American Horror Story
Fringe

konstantin
12-10-2011, 04:07 PM
Shame was so good. not exactly 'likable' or 'enjoyable', just really really good. and felt extremely personal.

Cat Mom
12-10-2011, 04:33 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41mhKY%2BeCYL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

This DVD is a MUST-HAVE for all fellow Zeppelin fanatics.

REPLICA
12-10-2011, 07:43 PM
watching Rocky on Netflix.

theburningreptile
12-10-2011, 07:51 PM
American Horror Story. Me like.

thevoid99
12-10-2011, 11:15 PM
We Need to Talk About Kevin

I don't know what to say. Whatever film Lynne Ramsay does next, I just hope I don't wait another nine years for the project to happen.

Cat Mom
12-10-2011, 11:34 PM
Currently watching "Sting 25 Years" free iPad app on my HDTV bigscreen streaming via my iPad through my Apple TV.


Awesome.

littlemonkey613
12-10-2011, 11:45 PM
We Need to Talk About Kevin

I don't know what to say. Whatever film Lynne Ramsay does next, I just hope I don't wait another nine years for the project to happen.

How great was this?! I haven't been that engaged in a movie for a long long time. The performances were incredible as was all the ambiguity.

ubermensch
12-12-2011, 05:40 AM
True romance.

peter
12-12-2011, 05:41 AM
Just watched Elite Squad (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0861739/) on Netflix DVD. Brutal but realistic film. Outstanding action direction/editing.
Make sure you watch the second one as well: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1555149/ Equally gripping.

As soon as I'm finished with my fifth The Wire run, I'll catch up on some good flicks from this year, such as Tree of Life and Moneyball. Also, I've been wanting to get into Twillight Zone the series.

Ocean Blooms
12-12-2011, 07:09 AM
Felt like popping in "Scrooged", that one never gets old. Reminded me that I really gotta go out and get "Groundhog Day".

Also started both "Arrested Development" and "Batman: The Animated Series" again.


Make sure you watch the second one as well: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1555149/ Equally gripping.

As soon as I'm finished with my fifth The Wire run, I'll catch up on some good flicks from this year, such as Tree of Life and Moneyball. Also, I've been wanting to get into Twillight Zone the series.

"The Wire" is another one I'll be getting around to soon.

jibbleaoife
12-12-2011, 03:19 PM
Angels In America. Because i just couldn't let Weeds die. First episode.

Also speaking of The Wire, i'm ploughing my way through Season 2, i honestly think it may be the best TV series i've ever seen.

sentient02970
12-12-2011, 03:29 PM
Make sure you watch the second one as well: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1555149/ Equally gripping.

As soon as I'm finished with my fifth The Wire run, I'll catch up on some good flicks from this year, such as Tree of Life and Moneyball. Also, I've been wanting to get into Twillight Zone the series.

There was a sequel?? Wow, thanks for mentioning it, I will definitely check it out.

I've only done season 1 of The Wire and loved it. I just hadn't had the time to do any others. I might go after season 2 this week. I have been watching the early Twilight Zone and have been very entertained. There are a TON of episodes.

Dra508
12-14-2011, 06:13 AM
Man, that last episode of Boardwalk Empire was fucked up. Man, I hate Gillian. She's disgusting.Just watched the last two episodes and yes - holy crap.

Space Suicide
12-14-2011, 08:10 PM
http://www.cinemagora.co.uk/images/films/24/129924-b-slumdog-millionaire.jpg

lady weetly
12-15-2011, 06:23 AM
I started watching Lost a little while ago, stopped because I started Six Feet Under, but now I'm about to finish season one. Yeah, yeah I know I'm a few years behind. :p

richardp
12-15-2011, 06:37 PM
I started watching Lost a little while ago, stopped because I started Six Feet Under, but now I'm about to finish season one. Yeah, yeah I know I'm a few years behind. :p

Enjoy it! What a wonderfully fun, although frustrating at times, ride that show was.

thevoid99
12-15-2011, 09:07 PM
I just saw the Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in anticipation for David Fincher's film version. It's pretty awesome.

Lutz
12-15-2011, 09:44 PM
Watched EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP. I found the cynicism and elitism very off putting and I think I might even hate Banksy now.

littlemonkey613
12-16-2011, 02:19 AM
Hugo. What did ya'll think of this? I don't know if I loved it or hated it. I will admit the emotional scenes were very touching also, that boy is beautiful.

marodi
12-16-2011, 02:28 AM
Fright Night. Yes, the remake.

On Old ETS, I was one of the first to scream bloody murder at the news that they were remaking this movie. I must admit that it's better than I thought it would be. Colin Farrell is very good (as he most always is) and David Tennant is absolutely hilarious as the foul mouthed Peter Vincent.

Not a great movie but it could have been far worst.

thevoid99
12-16-2011, 04:12 PM
Hugo. What did ya'll think of this? I don't know if I loved it or hated it. I will admit the emotional scenes were very touching also, that boy is beautiful.

I honestly thought it was one of the big surprises of the year. I really enjoyed it. In fact, I think this is the best thing since Scorsese has done since The Age of Innocence. I loved the fact that there is this wonderful adventure story involving children with a bit of cinema history involved. It definitely appealed to the film buff in me yet it had a lot more to that. I think more families should see this film instead of fuckin' Alvin & the Chipmunks 3.

Lutz
12-16-2011, 05:38 PM
I think more families should see this film instead of fuckin' Alvin & the Chipmunks 3.

They made ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS 3? WTF?

If I had children they would only be allowed to watch Krzysztof Kieslowski.

REPLICA
12-16-2011, 06:28 PM
Watching Harry Potter 7 - parts 1 & 2.

heroicraptor
12-16-2011, 08:50 PM
Saw Melancholia last night. It was fantastic.

thevoid99
12-17-2011, 07:20 PM
Just came back and saw Shame (fucking amazing) and Take Shelter (that was awesome). My Best Actor race is definitely heating up between Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, and Michael Shannon.

theburningreptile
12-17-2011, 07:57 PM
Just got done watching Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Highly recommend it.

aggroculture
12-17-2011, 08:05 PM
Recently watched: Melancholia: horribly boring, dull, dumb film.
Shame: overrated, pretty dull film.
What is with this "alienated" aesthetic so popular right now? Give me a film I can care about watching, please.
The Descendents: not as bad as those too, but not that great either. Too understated for its own good, really. The awkwardness was on-point, and the kids' acting was good, but the overall feel of the movie was a little off.

littlemonkey613
12-17-2011, 08:10 PM
Watching Harry Potter 7 - parts 1 & 2.

Does it feel like one film back to back? I have yet to try it.

gini
12-17-2011, 10:19 PM
I saw Young Adult last night. I really liked it except the movie should have been longer. Patton Oswalt is really excellent in it and I would have liked his character to have been in more scenes. Charlize Theron really nailed it as person that's going through a slow train wreck.

miss k bee
12-18-2011, 07:13 PM
Misfits series 3 finale... noooo!!!

orestes
12-18-2011, 07:59 PM
MST3K: Jack Frost

REPLICA
12-18-2011, 08:21 PM
Does it feel like one film back to back? I have yet to try it.

It did actually, especially the little details that spread from part 1 to part 2. When you hear the radio talk about the new Headmaster of Hogwarts and when you hear Harry talk about "the other night" when the trio were all at Malfoy manor.

GoodSoldier333
12-19-2011, 11:48 PM
Saw Warrior. wow.
Then Drive. woW.
Then Contagion. wOW.
Then Moneyball. WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW. (the best)

All in 2 days.

slave2thewage
12-20-2011, 09:49 AM
Watched all of series two of Spaced last night. :(

Delusional
12-20-2011, 07:47 PM
I'm currently watching the HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce; It started off really well, some really poignant dramatic sequences, but at episode three it really started to feel a little heavy handed with the dialogs and music cues. But at episode four I found the change in actress for Veda particularly startling, the part was impeccably played by Morgan Turner for the first 3 episodes who played the role so coolly, her delusional perception of her condition literally chilled me. Then I guess due to a few year jump in time they decided to go with an older actress choosing the absolutely vapid Even Rachel Wood as her replacement, her unbelievable overacting killed the sense of danger and unpredictability Veda brought to the show, replacing it with the persona of just another spoiled brat. I'm going to finish it up tonight with episode five, I hope it can redeem itself.

thevoid99
12-20-2011, 09:19 PM
I loved Todd Haynes' version of Mildred Pierce. It was better than the film version in terms of its ambition and character study. I really think Evan is great in that role yet she was monstrous up to the end and she held her own against Kate Winslet.

richardp
12-23-2011, 01:20 AM
Saw Dragon Tattoo tuesday night, MI:4 last night, and Tin Tin tonight. Was a great week. All were great films.

littlemonkey613
12-24-2011, 03:51 AM
Howl's Moving Castle.

Howl has got to be the most attractive animated character ever. Love this movie its so romantic!

Reaps
12-24-2011, 04:21 AM
Yogi's first Christmas !

theruiner
12-24-2011, 05:28 AM
I've been reacquainting myself with cable the last week or so. I haven't had it in probably three years. It's kind of nice to be able to just flip on the TV and just watch whatever is on on a lazy afternoon. For me, I've been drawn to "Pawn Stars," some show about international house hunting on HGTV and, today, a marathon of "Gangland." All pretty silly and pointless, but fine when there's nothing else on.

Conan The Barbarian
12-24-2011, 11:02 AM
Apollo 18. Biggest piece of shit.

Dra508
12-24-2011, 02:08 PM
For me, I've been drawn to "Pawn Stars," some show about international house hunting on HGTV and, today, a marathon of "Gangland." All pretty silly and pointless, but fine when there's nothing else on.Pawn Stars can be entertaining with three generations of pawners (hee hee). Made for tv with the grandpa and grandson being the nutters and the dad being the only sane guy. Also, seeing what people think is of high value and turns out not is pretty humorous for those lazy days as you say. Someone turned me on to House Hunters International a couple of weeks ago and I gotta say, I can't believe some of the crap people will buy. It's also amazing how cheap stuff is outside of my area. I'm retiring to Costa Rica.

theburningreptile
12-25-2011, 12:07 AM
Blade Runner: The Final cut. I got the complete collectors edition. The one with 5 discs. It's awesome to have all the versions of my favorite movie now. :D Also Kung Fu Panda 2 and X-men: First Class. So I should have a busy Sunday. Yay-eah!

theruiner
12-25-2011, 12:47 AM
I finally gave in and I'm about to start "The Wire." This better be as good as everyone says it is.

sentient02970
12-25-2011, 04:37 AM
I finally gave in and I'm about to start "The Wire." This better be as good as everyone says it is.
I'll be the first to guarantee that.
Been watching volume 1 of Looney Toons classics with my 9yr old. Now I've got her using the line "left turn at Albuquerque " at every opportunity.

icklekitty
12-25-2011, 06:37 AM
Friends. Now that they show this on Comedy Central (cable channel) instead of E4 (freeview channel) it feels like I haven't seen this show in SO LONG. It's also making me feel a bit old.

hobochic
12-25-2011, 02:45 PM
I finally gave in and I'm about to start "The Wire." This better be as good as everyone says it is.

Just give it time, it's a slow grower in the best way possible.

Highly Psychological
12-25-2011, 08:41 PM
A film called FISH TANK with Michael Fassbander in it, came out 2 years ago, won virtually every award going. MASTERPIECE.

About a teenage girl living on a London sink estate who is lost. Has no hope. Escapes through music and dancing. Gets involed with her mothers boyfriend. Anyone who has ever been involved with a dodgy boyfriend or girlfriend will understand completely why she goes with such a scummy man. What it does for her and him, it made me feel euphoric watching it. Its better than it sounds. It looks like it could have been shot by Stanley Kubrick, on a lower budget very atmospheric its a piece of art.

People have been telling me to see it for ages, i did not expect it to be so good, it touched my soul in a way few films have recently. Its beautifully shot. Its beautiful in general.

theruiner
12-25-2011, 09:13 PM
^^I remember hearing about it when it came out. It was getting really great buzz. I'll have to check it out.

orestes
12-25-2011, 10:17 PM
Fish Tank is, indeed, very good.

Currently watching disc two of the 15-disc blu-ray box set of Lord of the Rings. This may take awhile.

theruiner
12-26-2011, 03:16 AM
Wow, did Red State suck. WOW. It was just ok, bordering dangerously close to bad, all the way until the end. Then the last ten minutes came along and put it squarely in the bad category. Absolutely terrible ending. Terrible. The only thing that salvaged it from being a complete waste of time were a handful of moments that were actually decent. But they were outnumbered by stuff that was downright laughable. Stephen Root is completely wasted in this. There's no room in this movie for a bumbling detective straight out of a Farrelly Brothers movie. I didn't care about a single one of the characters. Actually, that's not true. There were some little kids in the movie that I kind of gave a shit about. And the dialogue was awful.

Oh, and we don't need to be having a long-winded, stilted, overly dramatic and unrealistic conversation in a barn while there's a huge firefight going on outside. Just...just no.

Actually, now that I think about it- the only part that actually moved me emotionally involved the kids. And that's just way too easy.

Anyway...yeah. Avoid at all costs.

bgalbraith
12-28-2011, 12:09 AM
The animated version of The Hobbit. On the same recorded-off-tv VHS tape I watched over and over as a kid.

kitz
12-28-2011, 08:42 AM
I saw Max Manus (a Norwegian film) last night. It was very very good. Highly recommended.
Another Norwegian film I really enjoyed was Kongen av Bast°y. If you are willing to read subtitles... :P

kdrcraig
12-28-2011, 08:54 AM
Currently watching disc two of the 15-disc blu-ray box set of Lord of the Rings. This may take awhile.

That's what I'm watching as well. Gonna watch all the movies and then hit up all the special features. I don't usually watch many special features but these are just fantastic. Watched them all when the extended editions first released on DVD and am excited to watch them again.

Aaron
12-28-2011, 12:03 PM
I saw "Young Adult" last night, with Charlize Theron and Patton Oswalt. I wouldn't have seen it if some friends weren't going, but I wasn't totally against it either. Man, did it blow. Theron plays this terrible woman, a grown-up popular kid from high school who has not matured or really grown up one bit. She sucks. She tries to steal her high school boyfriend from his wife and kid, she's totally delusional and nothing is ever redeemed about her. Patton Oswalt is really the only good thing about the movie, as a grown-up geek who was beat up by jocks in high school, and left crippled. You think she might learn something from him, but she doesn't. The only thing I can tell that she learns is that small towns suck, and she's better off in her meaningless life in a soulless apartment in the big city.

It's not funny enough to justify having such a horrible protagonist, and it's got too many attempts at poignancy to really convince you that the movie hates her too. The movie is simply depressing. I actually found it pretty misogynistic, being written by Diablo Cody ("Juno" scribe), as all the women back in her small hometown still envy this awful woman, despite how shitty she treats them all, and continues to, right up through the end of the film. The only redeeming major character in the movie is a man (Patton Oswalt), and, of course, this being a Jason Reitman film, the cast is a disappointing sea of white white white faces. Throw in obligatory coolguy references like Pixies, the Breeders, the Replacements, and fucking Four Non Blondes, and you've got yourself one problematic movie with shitty characters and few laughs.

the duder
12-28-2011, 05:23 PM
Dexter, Season 1. Again. Yes.

Elke
12-28-2011, 05:26 PM
Category 6: Day of Destruction. Everything about it screams MADE FOR TV, but at least it was fun!

theruiner
12-29-2011, 03:28 AM
I just finished the first season of The Wire. Not bad, I have to say. Quite good. I can't say I love it (yet), but I definitely enjoyed it. I don't think it comes even close to the hype, though...so far, anyway. I know it's just the first season, so maybe I'll change my mind on that. I'll definitely be watching season two.

cashpiles (closed)
12-29-2011, 07:18 AM
The Man Who Would Be King (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073341/) starring Michael Caine and Sean Connery. It starts slow but soon you are completely enveloped in the story. So good.

konstantin
12-29-2011, 12:07 PM
Absolutely Fabulous - Identity (Christmas Special)

They stuffed in jokes for an entire season, but it was still absolutely hilarious! "we're in Brixton? play some dubstep darling!" And the Sarah Lund (Forbrydelsen aka The Killing) cameo was quite the treat.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lq0FxwAlP_c

butters
12-29-2011, 12:28 PM
(a bit late on the conversation here but...) you guys all liked Fish Tank? Wow, I absolutely hated that movie. Finding an unknown actress can be risky and rewarding but in this case it was a detriment. I thought she and the film were pretty terrible all around. Her character wasn't likable/relate-able (bad writing) and the actress didn't make that fact any easier (bad acting.) I actually forgot Fassbander was even in it since all I remember is how bad the actress was. Personal opinion I guess, since it still gets decent feedback.


On a better note - I finally saw 50/50! Holy crap that was good! Legitimately laughed and (sorta) cried during the same film... doesn't happen often these days. The scene when he was yelling in the car just really got to me. I have a few nitpicks about the movie (therapist-patient stuff,) but I'm willing to overlook them since the rest was so good.

Highly Psychological
12-29-2011, 01:03 PM
(a bit late on the conversation here but...) you guys all liked*Fish Thank? Wow, I absolutely hated that movie. Finding an unknown actress can be risky and rewarding but in this case it was a detriment. I thought she and the film were pretty terrible all around. Her character wasn't likable/relate-able (bad writing) and the actress didn't make that fact any easier (bad acting.) I actually forgot Fassbander was even in it since all I remember is how bad the actress was. Personal opinion I guess, since it still gets decent feedback.

For me I find it mindblowing you could HATE the movie, but there are many many films that have been lauded to high heaven which I have hated. Half Nelson, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Napoleon Dynamite to name a fucking few. However this to me seemed like one that was different and acctually lived up to the hype that people kept barking on about and which is usually annoying. I thought she was amazing. She was not actually an actress she was spotted by the director on the street in real life having a fight with her boyfriend. She seems pretty spot on, the fact that it did not seem contrived was what I liked, really realistic of those types of girls that grow up on impoverished drug ridden, depressing estates or projects. Michael Fassbander portrayed a pikey perfectly.

Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol, blew me away. Surprisingly unbelievably really really good, apparently a lot of people seem to think so too, and i hate sequels so was not expecting this. Best by far. I did not expect it to be that good. Ive never really been a fan of the series.
The first one seems like it was released aeons ago. Only 1996 but seems far far away. The second one sucked it alo had that Limp Bizkit song in it, the Third one was OKAAAY.
This one was just amazing. Seemed like a different franchise entirely. Infact they should have got rid of the name Mission Impossible, filmed with IMAX cameras its very easy on the eye. Ive never seen a film look so crystal clear, everything looks stunning. Tom Cruise was good in this too, he looks really amazing for 49. He looks younger about 42.
Because its the 4th one in the series i worry this wont get the respect it deserves. If i had not been dragged to see it, i would have been like yeeeeaaah but.....
The story was engaging, really gripping, loads of exciting out of this world stunts. Really great film, best action film of the year. This is what more franchise sequels should be like.

marodi
12-29-2011, 02:31 PM
Alien Quadrilogy.

The trailer for Prometheus made me want to watch the Alien movies again. I've always loved the first two but I only had vague memories of the others. I did remember how much hate they were getting though!

I chose to watch the Assembly Cut of Alien│ and it is so much better than I remembered the movie to be. Yes, it is still a very bleak and depressing movie but it it beautifully shot and it has a solid cast. One of the mistake they made with the theatrical release is to have cut almost all of the scene involving Paul McGann's character, Golic. Cutting those scenes only made the movie more confusing.

As for Alien Ressurection, it is indeed the weakest of the series (I'm not counting the horrible Alien vs Predator things) but again, it's not as bad as its reputation made it to be. The crew of the Betty have a great Firefly vibe (but maybe I'm the only one seeing that) and again, it has a good cast who gave solid performances. Ryder was great as Call and I quite like the new Ripley. Not a great movie but I've seen far worst.

Now I'm praying that Prometheus will live up to the hype.

Sallos
12-30-2011, 04:02 PM
I just finished the first season of The Wire. Not bad, I have to say. Quite good. I can't say I love it (yet), but I definitely enjoyed it. I don't think it comes even close to the hype, though...so far, anyway. I know it's just the first season, so maybe I'll change my mind on that. I'll definitely be watching season two.

The second season is worse than the first, but in Season 3 is when it really starts kickin...

Fixer808
12-30-2011, 04:34 PM
Apollo 18 sucks. You have been warned.

theruiner
12-30-2011, 05:05 PM
The second season is worse than the first, but in Season 3 is when it really starts kickin...Heh...I'm enjoying it more than the first so far, because at least something is actually happening. It took nine or ten episodes for things to get going in season one. I don't mind a show being slow at the beginning of the season as long as it pays off in the end, which The Wire pretty much did. But it is kind of nice to have a somewhat engaging story already instead of having to wait a long time for anything to start happening.

Anyway, I'm sticking with it. I guess at this point I would say it's good but not great. But, obviously, I haven't reached the later seasons yet, which I've now heard from more than one person (yourself included) are really good. So...I'm sticking with it.

Sallos
12-30-2011, 06:48 PM
thing i didn't like about season 2 was the change of setting, from the streets to baltimores harbour/docks, plus being introduced to awhole new bunch of characters, but eventually they grew on me.

theruiner
12-30-2011, 07:09 PM
Yeah, I'm much more interested in what the Barksdale crew is up to rather than this dockworker/mob thing that's going on. Plus, Bubbs hasn't shown up yet and neither has Omar.

orestes
12-30-2011, 09:04 PM
In anticipation of season two starting next week, I've begun watching Downton Abbey. Very enjoyable!

Reaps
12-30-2011, 09:38 PM
Sky High.. being a bruce Campbell fan has it's low points. quite a few.

theburningreptile
12-30-2011, 10:30 PM
Watchmen: The Directors Cut. Big fan of the film so I decided to buy the Directors cut on blu-ray. I couldn't find the ultimate cut though, which sucks. Anyway, I want to buy the comics now and the merchandise, where is a good place to start with both?

Rossva
12-31-2011, 01:31 AM
Apollo 18 sucks. You have been warned.

Ahhhhhh man.... I really liked the look of this; thanks for the heads up.

I watched the A team last night - daft, totally unrealistic... But a tonne of fun! Recommended...

OSLIN
12-31-2011, 01:50 AM
Workaholics on comedy central is fucking fantastic.

Elke
12-31-2011, 02:55 AM
Criminal Minds season 6. The depressing thing is that I actually liked this season. Less gore, I think.

Sallos
12-31-2011, 06:39 AM
Boss with Kelsey Grammer, just watched the 2nd episode, enjoying it so far.

Alexandros
12-31-2011, 09:17 AM
Watched all three movies of BBC's Sherlock Holmes (2010). I really enjoyed them. They've done a great job modernising the settings and characters without compromising the spirit of the stories. Both Cumberbatch and Freeman are great in their respective roles of Holmes and Watson. I think my favourite was The Great Game, followed by A Study in Pink, with The Blind Banker coming last. But they were all very good. I look forward to the second season!

butters
12-31-2011, 01:05 PM
Terri [2011] (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1687281/) - meh, kinda disappointing. I didn't hate it, but I didn't really get anything out of it either. (15-year-olds have self esteem problems? Thanks for telling me that.) The Terri/principal friendship should have been developed more as it was (usually) the focus and definitely the most interesting. And the uncle too I guess, but that went nowhere. Pretty "meh" movie all around.

konstantin
12-31-2011, 03:56 PM
Weekend. WOW

aggroculture
12-31-2011, 10:41 PM
Bronson: what a movie.

Elke
01-01-2012, 01:22 PM
Despicable Me.

That was weird.

miss k bee
01-01-2012, 06:03 PM
Horrible Bosses - not as funny as I thought it would be

Self.Destructive.Pattern
01-01-2012, 06:11 PM
Weeds!! Got to season 6 in about two weeks. Not liking the lack of "Weed" in the later seasons.

Elke
01-02-2012, 03:50 AM
From the Sky Down (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/u2-documentary-shows-bands-early-struggles-20110912), Davis Guggenheim's docu on how U2 got to Achtung Baby. I should happened across it waiting for another CSI rerun, and ended up watching the whole thing. It was fascinating, and actually quite moving. There's a large portion of them listening to DAT tapes from the Hansa Studio recordings, and at one point you see Bono looking up, almost pointing his ears, straining to listen, and he goes 'Is this the first time we played this?' I usually don't think of him as a musician or someone who creates music, but that image was really moving.
On the whole, I thought it was very good. Definitely recommend it, even if you don't like U2 very much.

theruiner
01-03-2012, 05:10 AM
The Wire = crack

That is all.

Highly Psychological
01-03-2012, 10:13 AM
The Avengers - the notorious 1998 remake with Uma Thurman and Ralph Finnes. What the fuck went wrong there!! A BOMB in every shape way of form, definition of a big budget failure and how NOT to make a film.
Its like they shot it, ran out of money or time or something and just pieced it all together in desperation, studio pressure money etc. everything got muddled in the production by the sounds of it. Lack of communication. The film was like a weird montage of things that dont make sense. Uma Thurmans British accent was dreadful. She looks hot though in that black tight suit. mmmm.
but what a mess. messiest film ever.

Pillfred
01-03-2012, 12:35 PM
Finally watched Planet of the Apes, I must say it was about as good as i had heard it was. I'm actually looking forward to the next one. Also i watched Super 8, though i will say i really liked it and thought it was a well done movie It left me not really wanting to see it again. Today i rented The Hangover 2 cause i need to mindless fluff in my life right now.

theruiner
01-04-2012, 05:08 AM
Just finished season two of The Wire. Really good, I have to say. The ending was a bit of a letdown, but other than that, it was a good season. I still don't think it lives up to the hype, but it's definitely a good show and I'm enjoying it quite a bit.

Sallos
01-04-2012, 09:16 AM
season 3 its when it really starts kickin in, atleast it was for me

konstantin
01-04-2012, 09:54 AM
yep, season 3 is where it's at. season 4 is still my favorite though. could have lived without season 5.

Elke
01-04-2012, 03:19 PM
CSI, season 1. Figured I'd give it a try, considering I already saw season 4 in bits and pieces over the past few years :)

theruiner
01-05-2012, 12:26 AM
season 3 its when it really starts kickin in, atleast it was for me

yep, season 3 is where it's at. season 4 is still my favorite though. could have lived without season 5.

Part of me wanted to wait on season three, but after hearing all the praise I decided to just start in right away. So...first episode tonight. If this season is like the first two, I'll be done in about a week or less.

Also, the more I watch this show, the more and more I really want to re-watch The Shield. One of these days.

Torgo
01-05-2012, 11:14 PM
ARCHER

DANGER zoonnnneeeee....

(ten characters, I guess.)

butters
01-06-2012, 11:03 AM
The Ledge - I think the characters in this existed only for the filmmaker to argue about religion. The cool confident atheist with all the answers against the psychotic overly-religious guy who naturally spews extremist crap. Terrance Howard's sideplot was overdramatic, pointless, and laughably forced into connecting to the "message" by the end. At least you see Liv Tyler's boobs I guess. What a piece of shit movie. Seriously avoid.

richardp
01-06-2012, 07:31 PM
Can someone tell me what happens in the end of The Devil Inside? I want to know why Rotten Tomatoes has titled it "The worst ending in recent memory".

Delusional
01-06-2012, 08:24 PM
From reading a couple of reviews it appears that the complaint is the movie has no real ending, it just cuts out at a point where the "tape runs out".

ImTheWiseJanitor
01-07-2012, 12:29 AM
It really did have a terrible ending. It does just a bit more after it cuts off where the "the tape ran out," and I've gotta say, whoever came up with the idea to do that at the end if a movie clearly had no idea what the hell they were thinking.

I saw it tonight, and let me just say that the audience laughed trough a good chunk of the movie, myself included, and literally eeeveryone in there boo-d the ending in some way. First person I heard said "That's some straight up buuullshit!"

It had a couple of parts that were good, like David's little "episodes," but other than that, I can totally get behind the "contender for worst film of 2012" statement I read somewhere.

Edit: If you want a little more detail on the ending, Shoot me a pm, because I don't want to ruin it for anyone wanting to see it themselves. But I will say right now: I wanted this movie to be good, too, but it really wasn't. Save your time and money!

Delusional
01-07-2012, 12:06 PM
Edit: If you want a little more detail on the ending, Shoot me a pm, because I don't want to ruin it for anyone wanting to see it themselves. But I will say right now: I wanted this movie to be good, too, but it really wasn't. Save your time and money!


Could you just spoiler it to avoid all the PMs? I'm curious but not curious enough to sit through the movie.

Edit: of course googling it does the trick too. It's not really a spoiler unless you're some kind of masochist who wants to sit through the movie for the pleasure of seeing first hand the audacity of the film makers. But I'll spoiler it anyway.
Apparently after the tape cuts out there is a web site link to therossifiles*com (it appears to be down at the moment) where you can find out more about the case. Yup, pretty lame.

butters
01-07-2012, 01:07 PM
Apparently after the tape cuts out there is a web site link to therossifiles*com (it appears to be down at the moment) where you can find out more about the case. Yup, pretty lame.

Wow, that's just fucking dumb. I typically don't read spoilers like this, but since I'd probably never get around to watching this movie, I decided to peek. Wow. It's like a 90min ad for a website about a fake story.

thevoid99
01-07-2012, 04:45 PM
Just now, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. It was brilliant. A story about a British soldier's life in the span of 3 wars, 4 decades, and through different women all played by Deborah Kerr. Man, she was hot!

YKWYA
01-07-2012, 04:56 PM
Boy did Apollo 18 indeed, suck.

I recommend Tyrannosaur. Brutal, and uneasy watching, but great.

Elke
01-07-2012, 05:12 PM
We just did a Disneython (my sister and I): The Rescuers (brilliant!), Robin Hood (perfect!) and The Emperor's New Groove (still one of my favourite later Disneys). God, these movies are just so much fun!

Fixer808
01-07-2012, 06:02 PM
AAAAAAAAAAA!!! Motherfucking Fringe, why you gotta be so awesome?! Just watched the season 3 finale!

Elke
01-08-2012, 06:53 AM
Season 3 was fantastic! At first I didn't think I would like it, and I hated the whole Olivia/Belly thing, but the last arc more than made up for it.

Highly Psychological
01-08-2012, 10:06 PM
The Iron Lady - Meryl Streep is as ever magnificent, she can inhabit anyone it seems like, truly one of the best actresses of all time.
However it was a weird film, very, very strange film. Not what you expect at all. Its a film about dementia, they focused more on Margaret's Thatchers current mental illness than her political career.
I had heard it was disappointing, but thats*because*I thought it was going to glorify her and water down her negative policies.

Its not about politics its about a mentally ill woman reflecting on having an extraordinary life. And once being a titan.

All the events are through Flashback. Its actually a really sad, dark film about a frail old lady being unable to get over her dead husband.

But the general vibe is that its just and ODD picture. I cant make sense of what the film was trying to do. Was a bit of a mess really. But the only reason i can think of to see it is Meryl Streep.

millionmilesaway
01-08-2012, 10:21 PM
AAAAAAAAAAA!!! Motherfucking Fringe, why you gotta be so awesome?! Just watched the season 3 finale!

just finished watching season 2 over again, now onto the craziness that is season 3!

thevoid99
01-09-2012, 01:58 PM
Yesterday, I purchased Lars von Trier's The Kingdom I for my Auteurs piece on the director. I just watched the first episode. Holy fuck!

richardp
01-09-2012, 04:38 PM
I saw Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy last night, and I was really excited for it, but was really underwhelmed by it. Nowhere near as good as I hoped it would be.

butters
01-09-2012, 05:14 PM
I saw Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy last night, and I was really excited for it, but was really underwhelmed by it. Nowhere near as good as I hoped it would be.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - also watched it last night and had a mildly similar response. (I posed about it in the "Best of 2011 (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/threads/245-Best-Films-of-2011-Oscar-Predictions?p=13341#post13341)" thread.)

onthewall2983
01-10-2012, 07:15 AM
Spaced ​on Netflix.

kdrcraig
01-10-2012, 07:43 AM
Started watching through The Shield again. Definitely one of my favorite shows of all time, if not my number one.

YKWYA
01-11-2012, 08:29 AM
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - also watched it last night and had a mildly similar response. (I posed about it in the "Best of 2011 (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/threads/245-Best-Films-of-2011-Oscar-Predictions?p=13341#post13341)" thread.)

I watched it last night, and was really disappointed.

On the other hand, WOW - Fish Tank.

sentient02970
01-11-2012, 08:54 AM
Re-watching entire Lost series on Netflix. I have no idea why I'm doing this.

miss k bee
01-11-2012, 10:20 AM
Human Traffic - showing the life I didn't lead in the 1990's but maybe should have

YKWYA
01-11-2012, 03:16 PM
Has anyone else seen Catfish? Fish Tank reminded me of it. Just a beautifully crafted, and touching film.

butters
01-11-2012, 04:57 PM
^^^ Catfish was the worst movie I saw in 2010, hands down. It's not a real documentary and about 12 years too late to be interesting.


Just watched Bellflower (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1242599/)

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/1665/13160269569322453186008.jpg

reaaaaaally not sure what to think of it. Very interesting camera work, especially when you read the actor/writer/director developed all of his camera gadgets himself, but it's possible the movie was being too cool for its own good. I have a feeling it'll stick with me for a while though, which I guess says something good about it....

thevoid99
01-11-2012, 08:58 PM
Spaceballs is on TV right now. Still one of the funniest films ever.

PooPooMeowChow
01-12-2012, 02:44 PM
Also watch TinkerTailor last night, also underwhelmed. I will probably give it a second go though.

Warrior was really good, fun as hell watching Tom Hardy be a complete bad ass & beat the shit out of people, can't get enough of it. Also has a good story and great acting. One of the best of 2011.

Mech
01-13-2012, 11:51 AM
Started watching Better off Ted the other night. Pretty funny show so far, and I don't understand why the good shows always get cancelled!

butters
01-14-2012, 02:19 PM
Barney's Version (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1423894/) - Paul Giamatti is amazing. He makes you love an asshole.

Fixer808
01-14-2012, 03:41 PM
Spaceballs is on TV right now. Still one of the funniest films ever.
"You idiots, you captured their stunt doubles!"

aggroculture
01-14-2012, 10:45 PM
Just watched The Phantom Menace. CGI looks pretty terrible by today's standards. Poor choice to base the film so extensively around that.

Highly Psychological
01-14-2012, 11:15 PM
Leon - The Professional - An all time classic. The camerawork is mind-bending, its ahead of its time. It looks stunning. The camera work is so good its unreal. Its set in New York but does not feel American at all. Seems very European.

Gary Oldman plays an immensely dark character. I love him, best ever actor to play villans.

Shame Luc Besson never did anything near as good as this again.

renhoelder
01-15-2012, 03:15 AM
Started watching Father Ted. Brilliant. From Graham Linehan, the man behind The IT Crowd and along with Dylan Moran, Black Books.

Colombiana - do not recommend. I don┤t know what I was expecting, but bad/cheesy dialog, bad acting, plot holes. The action was ok I guess, it was from the director of Transporter 3 and screenplay by Luc Besson.

thevoid99
01-15-2012, 01:42 PM
I just watched the last episode of Lars von Trier's The Kingdom I. Fucked up doesn't described what I saw. It's beyond that.

Fixer808
01-15-2012, 04:41 PM
Killer Elite, starring Jason Statham, Robert De Niro, and Clive Owen. Shockingly, it didn't end in a high-stakes kung fu knife fight...

Reaps
01-15-2012, 05:54 PM
About to start Deadwood again and after that..the inevitable sulk after season 3.

"Don't the decapitated deserve recreation, chief, as much, if not more so, than those of us yet not dismembered?"

littlemonkey613
01-15-2012, 05:56 PM
Just watched The Phantom Menace. CGI looks pretty terrible by today's standards. Poor choice to base the film so extensively around that.

really ? I thought the race sequence was incredible. However that movie is my 2nd least favorite of all time. Can't stand everything about it UGH.

miss k bee
01-15-2012, 07:23 PM
E! UK's rubbish coverage of the Golden Globes

Deadpool
01-15-2012, 07:42 PM
really ? I thought the race sequence was incredible. However that movie is my 2nd least favorite of all time. Can't stand everything about it UGH.

Likewise, I watched it on blu-ray recently, and it's indeed one of the worst. However, watching the extensive extras for the prequels, I was struck by how (since it was released in '99) there was a lot more use of minatures (in conjunction with CGI) than you might imagine - and those miniatures looks phenomenal in hi-def. The Podrace is thoroughly entertaining, and the one-on-one with Maul and Obi-Wan is fucking fantastic no matter what way you cut it.

I still need to finish watching Empire Strikes Back on blu-ray, and of course Jedi, which is my favorite.

thevoid99
01-15-2012, 07:55 PM
The Golden Globes. Madonna won Best Song. Lame! Oh, and Adam Levine was presenting the music categories with Jimmy Fallon and The Artist (not surprisingly) won Best Score. Still, I would've loved for Trent to knock Adam Levine out for butchering "Closer".

orestes
01-15-2012, 08:48 PM
Likewise, I watched it on blu-ray recently, and it's indeed one of the worst. However, watching the extensive extras for the prequels, I was struck by how (since it was released in '99) there was a lot more use of minatures (in conjunction with CGI) than you might imagine - and those miniatures looks phenomenal in hi-def. The Podrace is thoroughly entertaining, and the one-on-one with Maul and Obi-Wan is fucking fantastic no matter what way you cut it.

I still need to finish watching Empire Strikes Back on blu-ray, and of course Jedi, which is my favorite.

Heh. (http://comicsalliance.tumblr.com/post/15904747224/bigredrobot-gotta-get-down-on-friiiiiida-ay)

(ten word post count)

Pillfred
01-16-2012, 10:20 AM
Think I'm gonna finally get around to watching Apocalypse Now, maybe not today but soon. I think it's about time i watched that movie.

aggroculture
01-16-2012, 10:44 AM
Likewise, I watched it on blu-ray recently, and it's indeed one of the worst. However, watching the extensive extras for the prequels, I was struck by how (since it was released in '99) there was a lot more use of minatures (in conjunction with CGI) than you might imagine - and those miniatures looks phenomenal in hi-def. The Podrace is thoroughly entertaining, and the one-on-one with Maul and Obi-Wan is fucking fantastic no matter what way you cut it.

The pod race gave me a headache: way too long, annoying, and a tangent from the plot. The inhabitants of Tattooine looked too cartoony for me. All of the CGI creatures looked pretty terrible. There were several scenes in which Neeson and McGregor were just looking in the wrong place (above Jar Jar Binks' head, for example).
I don't know what "one on one with Maul and Obi-Wan" you mean. The last couple of minutes when they fight after Qui-Gon Jinn is killed? I don't recall anything special about that.
Liam Neeson did a good job, and Portman's costumes (and accent) were pretty amazing...but there's so much wrong with this movie, it's hard to know where to start.

REPLICA
01-16-2012, 09:02 PM
Goldeneye.

I'm going to start watching Generation Kill again either this weekend or next.

aggroculture
01-16-2012, 10:36 PM
Just watched Attack of the Clones, and it's a little better, visually. But it still ends in a 30-minute clusterfuck, and McGregor is still looking way above where's he's supposed to. I think I got about 50% of the plot, but I could be filling in the gaps.

Dra508
01-17-2012, 01:29 PM
MoneyBall - better than average sports movie. Jonah Hill was pretty good. I'm not a big fan of Brad Pitt either, but he was enjoyable. Not as much as his role in Snatch, but what ya going to do.

fillow
01-17-2012, 02:26 PM
4 episodes into Boss. I'm really picky when it comes to a drama but somehow I really like this one. Have some The Wire vibe to it.

butters
01-17-2012, 04:12 PM
MoneyBall - better than average sports movie. Jonah Hill was pretty good. I'm not a big fan of Brad Pitt either, but he was enjoyable. Not as much as his role in Snatch, but what ya going to do.

Good to hear. I'm not really a sports guy and usually [wrongfully] put off watching sports movies because of it. There's some that pleasantly surprise me though and a some I love. I was hoping this would be pretty good.

thevoid99
01-17-2012, 08:10 PM
Medea by Lars von Trier that is based on an unreleased script by Carl Theodor Dreyer.

Cat Mom
01-18-2012, 06:30 AM
"Midnight in Paris"

Loved it.

Sallos
01-18-2012, 08:33 AM
4 episodes into Boss. I'm really picky when it comes to a drama but somehow I really like this one. Have some The Wire vibe to it.

that it does indeed.

butters
01-18-2012, 01:06 PM
What the flying fuck did I watch last night?

website: http://theoregonianfilm.com
trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK4DPABT9-k

Delusional
01-18-2012, 08:00 PM
Holy fuck that looks stupid, but from the trailer I'm not even sure what the movie is supposed to be.

I recently watched Tucker & Dale VS Evil and was presently surprised, like most modern comedies it suffers towards the end with the sentimental wrap up. but the first 3/4 are hilarious despite knowing what's going to happen.

butters
01-19-2012, 03:43 PM
Holy fuck that looks stupid, but from the trailer I'm not even sure what the movie is supposed to be.

It was free on Hulu. It's like a weird cross between David Lynch (Inland Empire maybe?) and Hobo With a Shotgun, with a bit of the fake-intro to The Signal thrown in. :confused: I certainly won't be forgetting that anytime soon...

Carpathian Psychonaut
01-19-2012, 04:06 PM
Just finished series 1 of last years X-Men anime. Very enjoyable. Mad as kittens but captures all the characters very well.

Here's the opening titles:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lgf-NpJ-3MY

Elke
01-20-2012, 03:50 PM
Just saw Sherlock Holmes 2: Game of Shadows and it was fun. Not mind blowing or anything, but just really fun and at times entertainingly absurd. Stephen Fry as Mycroft was one of the best things in it for me, though.

Fixer808
01-20-2012, 06:25 PM
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. David Cross and Will Arnett ftw.

orestes
01-20-2012, 09:21 PM
Shame.

FASSBONER.

theburningreptile
01-20-2012, 11:06 PM
Shame.

FASSBONER.


Michael Fassbender ftw. <3

Where the Wild Things Are. I thought it was really good. I would like to get it on blu-ray.

theruiner
01-21-2012, 12:43 AM
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. David Cross and Will Arnett ftw.Damn. I've been really wanting to watch that.

heroicraptor
01-21-2012, 12:48 AM
Damn. I've been really wanting to watch that.

The first season is on netflix.


Watching Apollo 18, shitting bricks.

YKWYA
01-21-2012, 06:16 AM
Good to hear. I'm not really a sports guy and usually [wrongfully] put off watching sports movies because of it. There's some that pleasantly surprise me though and a some I love. I was hoping this would be pretty good.

I really enjoyed Moneyball. I have never paid any attention to Baseball, but its still a good story. And Pitt is pretty good.

Dra508
01-21-2012, 10:56 AM
Ink Master (http://www.spike.com/shows/ink-master)

I was channel surfing and bumped into this one on Spike. WTF. It's Top Chef for Tattoo Artists.



There are a lot of good sports movies that you don't have to be a big sports fan to appreciate: Brian's Song, Chariots of Fire, The Hustler, Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise meh), Heaven Can Wait, Miracle, North Dallas 40, Slap Shot, Field of Dreams, Eight Men Out and my personal favorite Breaking Away.

butters
01-21-2012, 11:03 AM
^^^ it's funny, after I wrote that I started thinking of all the ones I liked and was very surprised by how many I've seen (and enjoyed.) Haven't seen 3 you listed... added to Netflix. :)

Dra508
01-21-2012, 12:16 PM
^^^ it's funny, after I wrote that I started thinking of all the ones I liked and was very surprised by how many I've seen (and enjoyed.) Haven't seen 3 you listed... added to Netflix. :)Which three?

butters
01-21-2012, 01:00 PM
Which three?
Heaven Can Wait, North Dallas Forty, and Breaking Away. (Although I think I've actually seen Heaven Can Wait when I was a kid.)

butters
01-22-2012, 08:40 PM
Sorry for the double-post but...

HOLY SHIT was Moneyball GOOD!! :eek: Easily one of the best of 2011, so glad I watched it.

aggroculture
01-22-2012, 09:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ezeYJUz-84

kdrcraig
01-23-2012, 07:18 AM
Finally watched The Drunk and on Drugs Happy Fun Time Hour. So much different than Trailer Park Boys, which I guess shouldn't be all that surprising since Clattenburg didn't write this. It was pretty good, but not something I'll watch over and over again like TPB.

Collin
01-23-2012, 01:35 PM
Over the weekend I managed to see-

Haywire- decent film, had some badass parts but a pretty minor work for Soderberg
Melancholia- Lame first half, really intense second half. Overall, one of the better films of 2011, and I recommend it if you're into that sorta thing.
Antichrist- Trier's earlier film, and I like this one significantly better then Melancholia. There are some of the most truly disgusting and disturbing scenes I've yet to see in a film, such as the lead character gets his dick beaten with a wood block, and then is forced to cum blood. and a female character cuts off her fucking clitoris with rusty scissors. but honestly, it's a beautifully done film. Some great cinematography and an insane surrealistic atmosphere. Highly reccommended if you have a strong stomach and like arthouse crap.

miss k bee
01-23-2012, 08:17 PM
Never Let Me Go - slow moving and thoughtful but the ending did make me cry .. almost

Dra508
01-23-2012, 10:41 PM
Game of Thornes. I watched the first 10 minutes of season 1 and was so grossed out (I'm a woosie) I don't think I can carry on. Should I?

slave2thewage
01-24-2012, 04:13 AM
Game of Thornes. I watched the first 10 minutes of season 1 and was so grossed out (I'm a woosie) I don't think I can carry on. Should I?
Keep going, for it is AMAZING.

Alexandros
01-24-2012, 04:23 AM
Over the weekend I managed to see-

Melancholia- Lame first half, really intense second half. Overall, one of the better films of 2011, and I recommend it if you're into that sorta thing.


I don't agree that the first half is lame. I can understand that the first time you're watching the film, the first half may seem sort of devoid of purpose, but if you look the movie as a whole, the first half does a great job of setting the mood of the characters and their personalities. It really pays off as you watch those personalities react differently to the passage of Melancholia and essentialy switch places: The "strong" ones become the weak and vice versa.

Carpathian Psychonaut
01-24-2012, 05:34 AM
I don't agree that the first half is lame. I can understand that the first time you're watching the film, the first half may seem sort of devoid of purpose, but if you look the movie as a whole, the first half does a great job of setting the mood of the characters and their personalities. It really pays off as you watch those personalities react differently to the passage of Melancholia and essentialy switch places: The "strong" ones become the weak and vice versa.

Really enjoyed Melancholia a lot - one of my favourites of the year along with Taking Shelter. Both were mesmerising & affecting on the cinema screen. Completely agree with you, Alexandros, that it may be a film of two halves but both are very much connected, with the latter gaining more power from the first. You could feel the whole cinema lean further back into their seats for the ending as it built and built.

For people that like movies that drag you in and leave you thinking about them afterwards I'd certainly say to ad Taking Shelter to your list as well.

YKWYA
01-24-2012, 12:19 PM
I enjoyed Melancholia. And I agree the way the Film works as a whole, is great. Might not seem to at the time. But even then, it is beautiful to watch.

theruiner
01-25-2012, 04:33 AM
So...I finally got around to watching a little bit of Tosh.0 today (after seeing just snippets before) and I have to say that this show is awful. I don't get it. Didn't even make me so much as chuckle.

Conversely, and on a more positive note, I watched the first season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, though it was just ok and never ending up watching any more of it. Tonight, I caught the last five minutes of the episode where they're giving each other an "intervention" at the bar- and now I'm convinced I need to give this show another shot.

Fixer808
01-25-2012, 02:36 PM
DO IT. It gets better and better as the seasons go on!

Self.Destructive.Pattern
01-25-2012, 05:06 PM
Workaholics.. show is hilarious.

theruiner
01-25-2012, 05:36 PM
DO IT. It gets better and better as the seasons go on!I will!

This is the scene that killed me. (http://tinyurl.com/7qu9chf)

Dra508
01-25-2012, 10:29 PM
Game of Thornes. I watched the first 10 minutes of season 1 and was so grossed out (I'm a woosie) I don't think I can carry on. Should I?

Keep going, for it is AMAZING.
Thanks. I will

Southland's new season started. I can't get enough of C. Thomas Howell and Regina King.
Top Chef - Yawn, starting to bore of this food p0rn. I think I'll just watch Chopped. That one entertained me a few times.
Toddlers and Tiaras - I caught about 10 minutes of this one. WTF? One of the little kids mom was massively fat and so deep swamp trash that they subtitled her conversation with her baby daddy/cousin. Shiver.

joplinpicasso
01-25-2012, 11:53 PM
Tape. Richard Linklater is so amazing when he's on.

theruiner
01-26-2012, 05:21 AM
Just finished watching 50/50. Wow. That was a GREAT movie. I think Joseph Gordon-Levitt should have gotten an Academy Award nomination for that. Incredibly sad, funny, just an all around really well made film. And I can't get over the ending. Every once in awhile you see a movie that has the perfect ending, and this was one of them. The dialogue, the music, everything just came together in exactly the right way. Wonderful.

spegettiwestern
01-26-2012, 09:04 AM
I just watched Cronenberg's Videodrome again for the first time in forever. I was surprised to notice that a film of its age still really stands up in comparison to todays standards of films (considering that it heavily relied on a lot of the surreal scenes).

Self.Destructive.Pattern
01-26-2012, 03:15 PM
Just finished watching 50/50. Wow. That was a GREAT movie. I think Joseph Gordon-Levitt should have gotten an Academy Award nomination for that. Incredibly sad, funny, just an all around really well made film. And I can't get over the ending. Every once in awhile you see a movie that has the perfect ending, and this was one of them. The dialogue, the music, everything just came together in exactly the right way. Wonderful.

Agreed. It was a very well balanced film, and surprisingly more funny than I expected. Hopefully JGL gets some more recognition with some of his upcoming films which seem very promising.

butters
01-27-2012, 04:42 PM
^^^ Completely agree with you both. Will Reiser deserves a shit-ton more credit as well.

nvr_mind
01-28-2012, 09:28 PM
Finally getting to see Drive. So fucking awesome so far.

Bonedwarf
01-29-2012, 12:28 AM
I'm running a little project I've called Movie 366 on my blog. Came up with the idea on New Years Day. So I'm watching a movie a day for the entire year. One ahead so far. Seen some awesome ones (Moon, The Artist...) and some massive disappointments (Anonymous, Bridesmaids).

Mostly watching stuff I've not seen. Also on Sundays, having not seen them (or read the books), I'm watching the Harry Potter movies with the kids. Goblet of Fire tomorrow. Of course my wife is in labour right now. No I am not joking. So that may be on hold. (It's the reason I'm one movie ahead, since I know I might have to skip a day when the baby is born.)

The two movies mentioned above are the best I've seen this year. Moon is on Netflix, at least in Canada it is.

I also appear to be the only person who thought Drive was terrible. Won't get into why. Suffice to say seeing Sally Sparrow from Dr Who utterly wasted depressed me.

Fixer808
01-29-2012, 02:17 PM
Just finished watching 50/50. Wow. That was a GREAT movie. I think Joseph Gordon-Levitt should have gotten an Academy Award nomination for that. Incredibly sad, funny, just an all around really well made film. And I can't get over the ending. Every once in awhile you see a movie that has the perfect ending, and this was one of them. The dialogue, the music, everything just came together in exactly the right way. Wonderful.
My cousin watched it and his quote was "Room got a little dusty during 50/50..."

thevoid99
01-29-2012, 03:01 PM
I just finished watching Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory after watching the previous films for the past few days. I'm glad the guys got out but I'm not satisfied with what they had to do to get out. I'm mixed on the ending though I was relieved to see that they were innocent.

theruiner
01-29-2012, 04:09 PM
My cousin watched it and his quote was "Room got a little dusty during 50/50..."Yeah...my room was definitely a bit dusty. And I was cutting onions while watching it. I cut onions at least two or three times. I don't know why I do that. I should probably wait until the movie is over from now on.

Fixer808
01-29-2012, 04:45 PM
But then you won't have Movie-Style Ruiner Rings (TM)!

Sallos
01-29-2012, 05:30 PM
just watched warrior. big time meh...

Torgo
01-29-2012, 06:18 PM
Just saw 'Beauty and the Beast' in 3D yesterday at the movie theater. It sounds like something similar happened to me as it did you guys (the ones who watched 50/50), but this weird rain cloud appeared in the theater and it just started pouring on my face. Weird, huh?

orestes
01-29-2012, 07:20 PM
Just got out from seeing Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method. Keira Knightley was abysmal and I think it would have been a better movie if it solely revolved around Freud and Jung's relationship.

theruiner
01-29-2012, 08:12 PM
Just saw 'Beauty and the Beast' in 3D yesterday at the movie theater. It sounds like something similar happened to me as it did you guys (the ones who watched 50/50), but this weird rain cloud appeared in the theater and it just started pouring on my face. Weird, huh?Are you sure it wasn't because Pee Wee Herman was sitting in front of you?

butters
01-29-2012, 11:24 PM
The Tunnel (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1735485/) - yes it's a documentary-style, low budget horror film. Yes it's been done before but this was done pretty well. Not great, but had a few decent moments. Best part? It's free. They are torrenting it legally/legitimately for free: thetunnelmovie.net (http://www.thetunnelmovie.net) (under "see it") or vodo.net/thetunnel (http://www.vodo.net/thetunnel). I thought that was cool of them so I figured I'd mention it.

EDIT: Forgot to mention, it's filmed in the Sydney underground railway tunnels, a creepy fucking place on its own: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAsTUZkj0u4

Torgo
01-29-2012, 11:41 PM
Are you sure it wasn't because Pee Wee Herman was sitting in front of you?


I'm laughing - not only at your joke - but because I have a Peewee Herman doll hanging off the side of one of my computer monitors looking at me.

Fixer808
01-30-2012, 03:20 PM
I'm laughing - not only at your joke - but because I have a Peewee Herman doll hanging off the side of one of my computer monitors looking at me.

Looking at you... AND JUDGING.

sentient02970
01-31-2012, 11:24 AM
http://di1.shopping.com/images1/pi/18/36/18/2000321860-200x200-0-0.jpg
Dammit Netflix sending me a scratched DVD that goes haywire about 1.5 hours in!!! So pissed. This movie is great.

Update: Managed to get by the scratch issues and see this through to the end. The end!! I think I was watching with mouth agape for the final 20 minutes. Amazing.

marodi
01-31-2012, 02:59 PM
State of Play (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0362192)

I've been wanting to watch the 2009 movie adaptation (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0473705) for quite some time because Russell Crowe is in it (and he's on my list of actors I'll watch anything they are on) but I kept reading about how superior the BBC series was so I decided to track it down first.

That series is the best thing I've seen in a long time. I watched the whole 6 hours of it in one sitting; I just couldn't get away from it. It's got it all: top notch cast, incredibly clever writing; you name it. It's all there. Television at its very best. I especially enjoyed Bill Nighy's performance, clever bastard!

I'm not sure I'm going to watch the movie version now because I know there is no way it can top the series. If I do end up watching it, it will be to see how much of the series they have cut to make that twisted plot fit into a 2 hours movie.

Fixer808
01-31-2012, 03:57 PM
Watched Moon, finally! What a great flick!

Bonedwarf
01-31-2012, 05:53 PM
just watched warrior. big time meh...

I've heard only two opinions on that movie despite hearing about it lots.

"It was awesome!"

and

"Meh..."

I don't think I've ever seen a movie where there seemed to only be two opinions, and that was so evenly split.

Not seen it myself yet. Really must.


Watched Moon, finally! What a great flick!

Excellent isn't it! Saw it a couple of weeks ago and loved it.

theruiner
01-31-2012, 06:31 PM
So, just watched David Cross's Bigger and Blackerer. And it was...not good. Not terrible, but not really all that funny. I laughed a few times, but that was about it. Kind of a bummer, because I really like David Cross, and maybe his other specials are better, but this one was a dud.

theruiner
02-02-2012, 04:56 AM
So, just finished season three of The Wire. It was good, but not great. The last two episodes of the season were fantastic, but the rest of the season wasn't all that good. My least favorite of the three I've watched so far. I still don't get all the hype about this show. Not to get too negative. But I would say it's good, not great, and not "the best show ever made" or anything like that. Still, it's keeping my interest enough to want to watch the rest.

Tomorrow I start Boardwalk Empire. Definitely looking forward to it.

dlb
02-02-2012, 10:37 AM
You won't regret it. Boardwalk has to be my favorite show that I've ever seen. Just ordered the book it's based on.

talking about not getting the hype: I just started watching the Sopranos after everyone is praising it all the time wherever I go... Doesn't look like I'll fall in love with this show, but I'll give it a second chance though.

theruiner
02-02-2012, 04:21 PM
You won't regret it. Boardwalk has to be my favorite show that I've ever seen. Just ordered the book it's based on.Very cool. Yeah, I'm looking forward to it. I love Steve Buscemi. And I love Scorsese, so I'm really interested to see the pilot (and the rest too, obviously).


talking about not getting the hype: I just started watching the Sopranos after everyone is praising it all the time wherever I go... Doesn't look like I'll fall in love with this show, but I'll give it a second chance though.I'm with you. I was a fan of The Sopranos and I really did like that show, but MAN is it way, way over-hyped. It was one of the first shows I really got into, so I didn't realize how many other better TV shows were out there.

onthewall2983
02-03-2012, 06:04 PM
Terriers on Netflix *sniff*

Dra508
02-04-2012, 09:16 PM
Southland

on demand - ok 10 characters

orestes
02-04-2012, 09:57 PM
In the Land of Blood and Honey--hmmm still processing this movie and its ambivalent ending. While the movie does spotlight the systematic use of rape in the Bosnian war, it's only a small focus of the movie. :/

Tums206_BFY
02-05-2012, 01:10 AM
Stayed in on a Saturday night so I decided to watch Drive for the first time since my brother picked it up on Blu-Ray earlier this week and loved it! I thought It was a very good film and loved the music in it. Good stuff!!!!

YKWYA
02-05-2012, 09:30 AM
Snowtown.

Bleak. Brutal. Worth watching. I think one of the most uncomfortable things is the way it involves the viewer. 'What would you do?'.

theruiner
02-06-2012, 03:20 AM
Just watched the first episode of Boardwalk Empire. That was a pretty damn good pilot, I have to say. Definitely interested in finding out where this goes. It had a sort of Mad Men meets Sopranos vibe. Scorsese directing definitely didn't hurt.

And Omar was in it!!! For, like, two seconds. WTF. I almost wanted to scream at Nucky, "Omar's coming! Run!" Heh.

Sallos
02-09-2012, 12:24 PM
Oh yeah, that first Boardwalk Empire episode was some serious shit. I really dig the show, Buscemi is flawless in it. Looking forward to watch the second season

btw, ruiner, how did you like The Wire? have you finished it yet?

edit: Oh just read your post in the previous page nevermind....well, 4th and 5th season really kicked ass. I really don't quite remember what season 3 was about...pretty much each season has new characters and a theme attached to it, like in 2nd season the action takes place in the docks, which i didn't like much, so i was glad they got back to the baltimore streets in the 3rd. Was amsterdam in season 3?

dlb
02-09-2012, 12:56 PM
Boardwalk's first season is a bit above the second IMHO, since the season's story is more coherent and wraps up nicely at the end. Season 2 is great nevertheless, but a bit all over the place with its story arcs. But it managed to set up a more than interesting mood for the third season. I can't come soon enough:From what I've read it will concentrate more on Capone and a new guy and upcoming mobster that Nucky has to deal with will be introduced.

butters
02-09-2012, 04:02 PM
La Casa Muda / The Silent House (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1646973/) - almost a really good horror film.... almost. Actually, half of it is an excellent film. The first half. It progresses into a plot resolution that frankly doesn't make sense at all. It's not that "I'm not getting the ending," no, it literally doesn't make sense. It's a shame really since it could have been an excellent film.

Made in Uruguay for about $6,000 USD. 78 of the 89mins were presented as a single take. I've read it did have cleverly placed edits, but it came across as one continuous shot very well. An American remake w/ Elizabeth Olsen is set for release this year. I had decent hopes for it since she was great in Martha Marcy May Marlene and I thought the plot problems could be fixed, but the trailer looks too slick and polished and seems to lose the grittiness of the original. Oh well.

theruiner
02-09-2012, 05:08 PM
edit: Oh just read your post in the previous page nevermind....well, 4th and 5th season really kicked ass. I really don't quite remember what season 3 was about...pretty much each season has new characters and a theme attached to it, like in 2nd season the action takes place in the docks, which i didn't like much, so i was glad they got back to the baltimore streets in the 3rd. Was amsterdam in season 3?Yeah, that was season three.

I am enjoying the show, I don't want to give the impression that I don't like it. I just don't think it's as good as everyone makes it out to be. But it's enjoyable. The third season wasn't quite as good as the first two seasons, but it hasn't discouraged me from watching the last two. I will say that season three did have a really good ending.