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 Posted: Thu Sep 27th, 2007 10:16 pm

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Post the movie you've most recently watched with a rating for it. From 1 - 10.

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The Fog (1980) - 8/10

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 Posted: Thu Sep 27th, 2007 10:18 pm

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Black Snake Moan 19/10 :p 10/10 as a film, with a bonus 9 points for how hot Christina Ricci is. :thumb



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 Posted: Fri Sep 28th, 2007 06:02 am

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Just watched The Squid and the Whale for the first time. I really enjoyed it I'd give it an 8 out of 10.

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 Posted: Fri Sep 28th, 2007 06:38 am

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The Lion King   10/10



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 Posted: Fri Sep 28th, 2007 07:00 am

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the Invincible Ironman  8/10



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 Posted: Fri Sep 28th, 2007 07:15 am

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ISUsycamore81 wrote: Just watched The Squid and the Whale for the first time. I really enjoyed it I'd give it an 8 out of 10.
I have to ask, what did you think about the family dynamics? Everyone else hated Jeff Daniels, and I thought him a dick, for sure, but I felt quite sorry for him.



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 Posted: Fri Sep 28th, 2007 08:57 am

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Urban Legend  7/10



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 Posted: Fri Sep 28th, 2007 09:43 am

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Rare 70's Grindhouse grunge in the bug-eyed form of
"The Ravager"5.5/10
http://www.beardyfreak.com/rvravager.php
The 'SWV' print is shot all to hell sadly with some bad jumps...but the scummy pleasure still shines through. Not a lost classic by any means though.

It's cheap, shoddy, badly acted, badly made and yet it has that unique feel that such 70’s Exploitation films have. You know the feeling I mean…the one that makes you aware that such celluloid atrocities harbour a guilty, grimy, never to be repeated pleasure that silently makes you applaud the damn things for simply existing.

Quite frankly “The Ravager” has so much hoaky, politically incorrect, occasionally nasty, always sleazy and just plain bizarre content that there is still much to have fun with here



"The Last King of Scotland" -   5.5/10

Not bad, too much time spent on the fictional Doctor though. Some nasty scenes but it all felt a bit rushed somehow. A rare case of a film needing to be longer.
Forrest was good as Amin but somehow, somewhere in the middle of the 80's Grindhouse effort "Amin: The Rise and Fall" and this film... a far better movie about Amin dwells.



"Burn"6/10

A strange beast indeed. Most prints are highly edited and that means much of the narrative is very choppy and confusing with obvious events entirely removed.
And yet at it's full length i fear it would be a rather trying slog.

Mayhap a film that simply can't win.

Brando is...well...weird in mnay ways due to the fact his dialogue was obviously re-dubbed after due to the mass of different languages being spoken on set and due to the fact his plumby English accent is rather hit and miss.
But he still manages to carry that quality of sheer presence on screen and his Empire scheming character is pretty engaging as he manipulates the sugar field slaves into revolution on a Caribbean island.

Some of the spectacle is impressive during the battle scenes as an army of Black slaves take on the might of Portugal and then Britain (though the print leaves a lot to be desired) and the documentray style shooting of these scenes (and the various scenes of executions, dancing and general upheaval) gives the film a powerful punch of realism...at times it looks like some Jacopetti/Prosperi Mondo flick!

If more careful editing of the (probably overlong and overblown) original version had occured "Burn" would have been a bigger hit then and have a more deserving profile than it has (there is truly much to admire and enjoy here) and if a nice widescreen/truly remastered print came out of it on DVD, "Burn" would also have a bigger following of new fans.

Alex Cox's equally as eccentric (though rather more surreal and bizarre) "Walker" played a lot of fictional games with the same real life character Brando plays in "Burn" (Sir William Walker) and that's also suffered an undeserving fate as far as cinema and DVD distribution goes...but that is also well worth checking out.



"Black Snake Moan"7.5/10

The shaky start gives way to a rare thing...a basically original plot!

Ricci looks great naked but still has that genuinely haggard and downtrodden look that such a character would have. She's also actually very good as the nymphomaniac white trash young woman given a wobbly start in life, a wobble that became a full blown personal earthquake.

Surprise of the show though was the rather good turn by Justin Timberlake as Ricci's Army boyfriend with his own problems.

Sam Jackson is the now wifeless, bitter, bible nuzzling blues-man who sees in his fateful meeting with Ricci a chance to help himself as he helps her to overcome her sexual demons; by chaining her up in his shack!
He also sees the chance to be the Father he was denied the chance of being.
Jackson mostly casts aside his 'Bad Mofo' image here...but there are still many fun 'Sam the Man moments' here when he loses his temper and swears like a good 'un.

Despite the harsh, illegal, methods he uses Jackson's character is basically a good man who has fallen off life's tracks as much as Ricci in many ways and he in no way harms her...and soon a strange bond grows between them.

A bond that solidifies during a superb moment in a lightning storm as Jackson's (pretty damn good) rendition of Blind Lemon's "Black Snake Moan" keeps a few demons at bay for both of them as his electric guitar blues compete with God's own electric show of power outside.

The soundtrack is basically the 3rd star here and it's a joy for any Blues fan and enlivens the film even when certain scenes drag (as they do at times).
The end is rather trite and dare I say it...Hollywood...but the final scene reminds us that life's struggles continue and there is no magical 'cure' that does all the work for you.

Not as good as it could have been and, away from the opening minutes, not the Exploitation film the damn impressive, 70's style posters would have you think...but as a very well acted, different, intriguing little film wrapped in fine cinematography and perked up by Ricci's fine breasts and groovy panty wearing abilities (as well as lots of great Blues moments) it comes highly recommended.

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 Posted: Fri Sep 28th, 2007 09:50 am

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42nd Street Freak wrote:
"Black Snake Moan"7.5/10

The shaky start gives way to a rare thing...a basically original plot!

Ricci looks great naked but still has that genuinely haggard and downtrodden look that such a character would have. She's also actually very good as the nymphomaniac white trash young woman given a wobbly start in life, a wobble that became a full blown personal earthquake.

Surprise of the show though was the rather good turn by Justin Timberlake as Ricci's Army boyfriend with his own problems.

Sam Jackson is the now wifeless, bitter, bible nuzzling blues-man who sees in his fateful meeting with Ricci a chance to help himself as he helps her to overcome her sexual demons; by chaining her up in his shack!
He also sees the chance to be the Father he was denied the chance of being.
Jackson mostly casts aside his 'Bad Mofo' image here...but there are still many fun 'Sam the Man moments' here when he loses his temper and swears like a good 'un.

Despite the harsh, illegal, methods he uses Jackson's character is basically a good man who has fallen off life's tracks as much as Ricci in many ways and he in no way harms her...and soon a strange bond grows between them.

A bond that solidifies during a superb moment in a lightning storm as Jackson's (pretty damn good) rendition of Blind Lemon's "Black Snake Moan" keeps a few demons at bay for both of them as his electric guitar blues compete with God's own electric show of power outside.

The soundtrack is basically the 3rd star here and it's a joy for any Blues fan and enlivens the film even when certain scenes drag (as they do at times).
The end is rather trite and dare I say it...Hollywood...but the final scene reminds us that life's struggles continue and there is no magical 'cure' that does all the work for you.

Not as good as it could have been and, away from the opening minutes, not the Exploitation film the damn impressive, 70's style posters would have you think...but as a very well acted, different, intriguing little film wrapped in fine cinematography and perked up by Ricci's fine breasts and groovy panty wearing abilities (as well as lots of great Blues moments) it comes highly recommended.

Whilst I rate it higher, probably from my love of Christina Ricci, and seeing her i her underwear makes me a happy man.  :biggrin Still, love your take on it and agree with just about all the positive points. :thumb



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Cannibal Holocaust   9/10

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Showa58Taro wrote: ISUsycamore81 wrote: Just watched The Squid and the Whale for the first time. I really enjoyed it I'd give it an 8 out of 10.
I have to ask, what did you think about the family dynamics? Everyone else hated Jeff Daniels, and I thought him a dick, for sure, but I felt quite sorry for him.

I thought he was a little misguided in his parenting skills, but overall I thought his heart was in the right place. He loved his children, no one can deny that. Maybe just tried to push his own ideals too much on them.

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"Bug" was descent, I recommend renting it and not buying it!!!! 6/10






 

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"Broken" was really good, buy or rent this one. 7.5/10



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"Severance" is pretty bad ass!!!!  Very dark humor at it's best.:thumb:thumb 8/10

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Ultimate Avengers I & II

7/10  on the border of greatness if u enjoy comics



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ISUsycamore81 wrote: Showa58Taro wrote: ISUsycamore81 wrote: Just watched The Squid and the Whale for the first time. I really enjoyed it I'd give it an 8 out of 10.
I have to ask, what did you think about the family dynamics? Everyone else hated Jeff Daniels, and I thought him a dick, for sure, but I felt quite sorry for him.

I thought he was a little misguided in his parenting skills, but overall I thought his heart was in the right place. He loved his children, no one can deny that. Maybe just tried to push his own ideals too much on them.


THat was rather how I viewed him. It felt like he kept trying to do what he thought was best and trying to be a good father, and just kept getting things wrong.

THe other people who I went to see this with thought he was a bastard and they absolutely hated him. THey thought he was a total dick. Whereas I was more along your lines of view.



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Moose wrote: Ultimate Avengers I & II

7/10  on the border of greatness if u enjoy comics




The Graphic Novels are Infinately better.



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Hatchet

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Hard Boiled- 9.5-10



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Independence Day -6.5/10. Good fun, but was WAAAAY overhyped when it first came out.


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