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Hahahah.....great synopsis NFA.

I must say, all the negativity almost makes me want to see it. :o

:o

Go on - I dare you!

But don't come round here crying afterwards.:)

NFA

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G'day,

Saw "Wanted" on the big screen at Southbank this arvo ... a big dumb action flick that is the bastard child of The Matrix, Three Kings, Tarantino, and (bizarrely) Office Space.

I had no idea what this film was about when I entered the cinema, but I had so many WTF? moments that I still don't know what it was all about. Apparently based on a comic book.

Not bad for $6. YMMV.

This evening I watched "Walk Hard - The Dewey Cox Story", and chortled aplenty. I'm guessing that I should have previously seen Walk The Line and Ray to appreciate this faux music biopic more fully, but funny stuff regardless as John C. Reilly traces a career that touches on Johhny Cash, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Jim Morrison, etc.

Loved the songs, too: "In my dreams you're blowing me ... ... ... some kisses".

--Geoff

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The "Bank Job" is an Ok movie to see IMHO....nothing flash but at least all the characters are developed and the story is based on an actual indecent.

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Oh yeh, forgot to say i saw Batman Dark Knight in cinemas last week.

Turned out to be quite good considering the enormous hype surrounding it; found the ending to be the major letdown of the piece, in my opinion.

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G'day,

[...] found the ending to be the major letdown of the piece, in my opinion.

All the superhero movies (Dark Knight, Iron Man, Hulk) this year have had weak endings: the hero battles an evil version of himself, in a scene that is not as exciting or as spectacular as the rest of the movie.

--Geoff

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You gotta love a Jackie Chan flic and even better when he's paired up with Jet Li.

Throw in a modern Monkey, a couple of hot Asian chicks and some top shelf kung fu action and you've got a recipe for a top movie.:)

It wont be mentioned at the Oscars, and you will probably never watch it more than twice, but personally I just love the whole genre, and this one's a keeper.

Cheers,

Jake

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Forbidden Kingdom

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You gotta love a Jackie Chan flic and even better when he's paired up with Jet Li.

Throw in a modern Monkey, a couple of hot Asian chicks and some top shelf kung fu action and you've got a recipe for a top movie.:D

It wont be mentioned at the Oscars, and you will probably never watch it more than twice, but personally I just love the whole genre, and this one's a keeper.

Cheers,

Jake

IF you like that sort of stuff,well either you or your kids will love CJ7

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IF you like that sort of stuff,well either you or your kids will love CJ7

Thanks Tweaky, looks good. Completely different genre to Jackie Chan/Jet Li, but looks like fun all the same. Very reminiscent of Kung Fu Hustle (same director).

Cheers,

Jake

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I third the "into the wild" comments and a most excellent soundtrack from mr Ed

I also third the dark knight comments. Heath's performance is (for me) worth the price of admission alone.

It even inspired me to watch Batman Begins again last night (seen this one a number of times but last night was first in Hi Def).

I have also recently watched:

The Matador - fairly average

Wolf Creek - Scary

Aeon Flux - Charlise is hot

Darkman - where the comic book adaptions started

Feast - funny horror movie with Henry Rollins cameo

Harsh Times - Christian Bale movie (straight to video for a reason?)

Happy to provide more in depth reviews if anyone is interested in a particular title

Another happy watcher of "Into the Wild" here. A gritty movie with a good sound track as previously noted. Two Thumbs up.

Wolf Creek I did enjoy that one - but the geographical clangers kept annoying me. Had no one in the film production actually been to Wolf Creek Crater?

A few I've watched lately -

HoneyDripper With Danny Glover - a nice movie with a music theme. Even had Keb Mo playing in the movie. Something for a wet Sunday arvo.

Meet Dave another Eddie Murphy movie that fails to hit the spot. A few chuckles for the adults but more for the tweenies.

Now a couple for recommended viewing.

The Trap a foreign film directed by Srdan Golubovic. Totally devoid of "hollywoodness". Gutsy movie with twists. Not action nor horror just human relationships. Works on the viewers emotions.

The Shadow of the Moon directed by Ron Howard. A doco that looks at the Apollo Missions. Great piecing together of interviews with some of the astronaunts. Some good stories told but as a whole shows these guys to be just very fortunate humans with a lot of courage. They have a dig at the conspiracy theorists at the end. Worthwhile viewing.

NFA

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A few that I have watched in the last few days are.

Wall-E...http://disney.go.com/disneypictures/wall-e/

Good kid movie with a green bent.

Hellboy 2...http://www.hellboymovie.com/

Ok but a bit smulthzy......hellboy and the gill guy getting soft of women sort of leaves it sort of lacking.

Super High Me...A comedian whose main topic is being stoned tries the Super size me diet with marijuana.

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Super High Me...A comedian whose main topic is being stoned tries the Super size me diet with marijuana.

Sounds like a Cheech and Chong type of theme.

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Wall-E appears to be another Pixar gem.

If you have seen any other Disney/Pixar films, how does it compare to some of them? I'm interested in this one, because the character doesn't seem to have the same degree of appeal as past entries.

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Wall-E appears to be another Pixar gem.

If you have seen any other Disney/Pixar films, how does it compare to some of them? I'm interested in this one, because the character doesn't seem to have the same degree of appeal as past entries.

It has a environmental bent to it,Wall-E is the last working waste disposal robot and all humans have left earth over 700 years ago and are on a cruise type space ship,the ship sends out probes looking to see if earth is habitable again.

One of the probes is called EVE and Wall-E falls in love with it.

I don't want to post spoilers,but It all ends up happy ever after for all concerned,as is the norm for Disney.

Not the best Pixar/Disney movie ever,plays on the "Puppy looks" of Wall-E a bit too much IMHO.

I watched "Tropic Thunder" last night.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pxOzSpUXtg

Some very funny parts in this movie [the set destruction at the beginning is hilarious]and Steve Coogen goes out in a very Pythonish fashion but ultimately gets very silly just over half way in and the ending was very B grade,Tom Cruise as an over weight hard arse studio head doing this dance is classic.

Jack Black is the weak point,his part could of been written out of the script and it would of made a better movie IMHO.

Russell Crowe gets the piss taken out of him big time by Robert Downey jr,worth watching just for that.

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The ..."Tropic Thunder" is as close as any American version of a Monty Python movie as it will get.

It's quite good in all honesty.

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