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I agree , great ending . Very surprised that the studio bigwigs let this be the ending that got used.

I read that Frank Darabont only agreed to direct this if he could use that ending. Hence the Weinstein's agreed.

BTW, got around to seeing Jumper today. What a steaming pile of crap that was!!

Also saw The Invasion. No where near as bad as I was lead to believe....

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The Mist

Watched last night - loved it! wish it was a 4hourer and had time to explore some other elements of project arrowhead - there woulda been some great potential for some sci-fi elements there (but of course thrown the budget out). Loved it as it was however :)

Jumper - i was really looking forward to this, but it was pretty crappy :(, weak story, trying too hard with the comedy elements...

Cheers,

Bitey

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The Mist

Urrgh didn't do it for me a very cheesy B grade movie IMO. Could not get over the overdramatic hick acting and the critters were just missing the 'strings'.

Not my cup of chai but its all educational worth a watch once only in my case. :D

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I just had to add these two movies to my most HATED list.

No1. Natcho Libra. in my opinion it was utter rubbish.

No2. Run Fatboy Run. the plot is so lame it is indefensible.the notion one unfit person could finish a marathon is beyond belief.

Now that is off my chest.

Cheers.

On the positive side,I loved No Country For Old Men.

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i do agree... golden compass is a great movie ^_^

but i dont think it's quite as good as ice age 1..

EAGLEBY REP!@!!!!!@$%&*()

:D

2 most hated movies are:

run fatboy run

and A V P.. (alien verse predator).

Edited by aussie outlaw

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I watched Soylent Green last weekend. I'm almost ashamed to admit I've not seen this before and, to be blunt, I wish I'd just pretended I had. The movie is really good in it's own right but Charlton Heston is so cringingly bad that I just wanted the end (for him) to come quickly. Edward G. Robinson is brilliant (his last movie) and acts the absolute pants off of the supposed leading man. In any case, the twist is pretty much obvious from the outset but it does seem to take an age to get there and once revealed, we're left hanging.

I'm torn on this one. On the one hand this is a pretty neat idea and something that has real potential but my overriding memories of it are of Cheston poncing around, gritted teeth and monotone delivery. I just wish they'd got someone slightly more subtle to do the job.

*flame suit on*

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I don't understand the title of this thread - "Movies You Watched Recently And Felt Strongly About". How are basic reviews a discussion about one feeling "strongly" about a movie?

Momaw,it can be quite helpful if you know avid movie viewers opinions as to what they felt about a movie and maybe avoid wasting your money on a ticket or a rental.

if i can steer someone away from UTTER CRAP movies like Run Fatboy Run, and a few others, well i feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Cheers

Thornton. :lol:

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The Bucket List

Plot: Two men, one is a mechanic who is a whiz at trivia (Morgan Freeman), the other a rich man who owns hospitals with few friends, if any (Jack Nicholson). Both realise they have cancer, get placed into the same room for treatment and slowly become good friends. When faced with the prospect that they might as well 'go out with a bang', they make a list to do all the things in the world they've always wanted to. 3.5/5

Action: Not a lot in the way of action. But there's a little bit when doing their 'Bucket List' activities. There's a few good laughs along the way. 2/5

Chick Factor: Pretty much a zero. 0/5

Buy / Rent / Forget it: Well worth a look, but I'd probably just rent it. Maybe only worth watching twice at best. Two world class actors make this movie, might have been a dud with anyone else. Fitting ending too, always a plus. :)

Overall 3.5/5

Edited by Legoman

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Twilight Samurai & Hidden Blade

This is a brace of movies with quite a few areas in common, including the same director, and a samurai setting in old Japan, but offers two different scenarios.

Firstly just to get it out of the way, action junkies should look elsewhere. There is a single spurt of intense comabt in both shows, but nothing to satisfy the Jet Li / Jackie Chan fans. Both are relatively slow burners and are story telling movies, offering an insight into Samurai Japan, whilst staying relavent to our modern world. The themes of a righteous warrior struggling to keep his family together, or doing the right thing at much cost to himself, whilst holding back on expressing his love for the woman of his dreams due to class / caste differences remains true til today.

You will see no hand holding, and definitely no bedroom scenes, yet the intimacy between the star crossed lovers is so intimate and poignant. The actors in both movies are well chosen, and help to sustain the interest in a talkie type movie, and the use of camera angles, good vista of beautiful landscapes in Japan all add to the beauty of the show.

Of course having Matsu Takako in the Hidden Blade is the added bonus.

Twilight Samurai:

Plot 4/5

Action: 2/5

Chick Factor 3.5/5

Rent/buy or forget it: a keeper

Hidden Blade:

Plot 4/5

Action: 2/5

Chick Factor 4/5 Matsu Takako rocks!

Rent/buy or forget it: a keeper

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Wasabi

A nice French - Japanese production, showing off Jean Reno at his best as his usual stoic cop role, add an energiser bunny Ryoko Hirosue who doesn't know French and simply memorised her lines phonetically. There is a frenetic pace, with the usual foreigner (gaijin) in Japan humor but many tender moments and Jean Reno makes the movie his own, and stamps his own style, and his side kick Momo is a blast!

Plot: simple but effective 4/5

Action: whacky, but fun 3/5

Chick factor: Ryoko Hirosue is hot! 3.5/5

Rent buy or forget it: I bought it twice (VCD, DVD) recommended...esp for Luc Besson and Jean Reno fans

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Bucket List (from above)

I would recommend not even watching this movie. Very disappointing - I'm betting these two actors wouldn't be happy with the end result.

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Wasabi - AFAIR (as far as i remember) its a french movie with english subs only :) no english track

Good movie tho :)

Cheers,

Bitey

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Wasabi - AFAIR (as far as i remember) its a french movie with english subs only :) no english track

Good movie tho :)

Cheers,

Bitey

yep brilliant movie with Jean Reno - I have it on DVD and always gives me a good laugh. :D

Btw, my Amazon US purchased version has an english voice-over track but movie is better in french with subtitles (like most non-english movies).

Edited by djOS

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Just watched 3 movies-bought from Amazon-2 weeks delivery -very happy.

The driver, The last Ride, & the movie I felt most strongly about--"Tombstone", starring Kurt Russel & Val Kilmer. Not sure whether it's better than the "original" 1958 "Gunfight At The OK Corral" starring Burt Lancaster & Kirk Douglas, but all the same, if you like westerns, "Tombstone" is a good one.

Cheers, GTO.

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Step Brothers

Will Ferrell, John C Reilly.

Quick review, typical Ferrell/Reilly humour, too easy to give out spoilers so I wont but if you liked Talladega Nights you will enjoy this, very silly movie but laugh out loud funny in parts.

Mary Steenburgen is great as Ferrell's mum and looks incredible for her age.

As I said, no spoilers, but very funny (caveat : if you like their humour), probably a good DVD when nothing else on.

J.

:edit: seeing Wanted today so will let you all know what I thought later..... :D

Edited by jayweb

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