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I still maintain that Signs is one of the best movies at establishing a creepy tone and vibe. But when you start thinking about it, it falls apart under the weight of all the WTFs. But then, so does Iron Man, so the lesson learned here is don't think too deeply about movies.

Nevin73 wrote:

I still maintain that Signs is one of the best movies at establishing a creepy tone and vibe. But when you start thinking about it, it falls apart under the weight of all the WTFs. But then, so does Iron Man, so the lesson learned here is don't think too deeply about movies.

Expect Iron Man never pretends to be clever while Signs screams "look how smart I am" even though the whole film is so unbelievably stupid, especially the ending. When I saw it, I couldn't believe it got rave reviews at the time.

Now Unbreakable is a fine film and Sixth Sense but everything else is massively affected by his giant ego.

Apparently Will Smith's character is "General Cypher Raige." It's galling that they decided to waste this astounding name on a movie where he bosses his son around while fighting deadly monkeys or whatever. We were accordingly robbed of a scene wherein a villain ("General Ivan Furyovski"? "General Corriban Deth"?), as his undersea volcano lair explodes, raises fists to the heavens and roars "DAMN YOU, RAIGE!" or maybe just "RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGE!" before he's consumed by lava and the sea, only to return later enhanced by cybernetics.

Uhhh, it's pronounced "Ri-guh."

Grenn wrote:

Uhhh, it's pronounced "Ri-guh."

Forget it, he's rolling.

Grenn wrote:

Uhhh, it's pronounced "Ri-guh."

If true, that's more waste, which just fills me with a terrible ri-guh.

onewild wrote:
Nevin73 wrote:

I still maintain that Signs is one of the best movies at establishing a creepy tone and vibe. But when you start thinking about it, it falls apart under the weight of all the WTFs. But then, so does Iron Man, so the lesson learned here is don't think too deeply about movies.

Expect Iron Man never pretends to be clever while Signs screams "look how smart I am" even though the whole film is so unbelievably stupid, especially the ending. When I saw it, I couldn't believe it got rave reviews at the time.

Now Unbreakable is a fine film and Sixth Sense but everything else is massively affected by his giant ego.

Not the impression I got after watching Iron Man 3. Everything about it said "Aren't we clever? Bet you didn't see that coming."

While I agree with what you said about Signs, the Iron Man saga was built around a character who's mantra has always been "Look how smart I am".

End of Watch isn't in theaters anymore but I don't care, it simply must be seen. Went up on Netflix Instant recently. Get on it.

Blind_Evil wrote:

End of Watch isn't in theaters anymore but I don't care, it simply must be seen. Went up on Netflix Instant recently. Get on it.

+1

Saw it in the theatre. Knew I'd seen her before but I couldn't place America Ferrera until I saw her name in the credits. Definitely worth watching.

So i saw Hansel and Gretal... It's a sh*t movie, but i couldnt help that when i saw the

Spoiler:

troll

in action i really really want to see a Shadowrun movie!

Has anyone seen This Is The End? I'm wondering if it is funny throughout or did they just show the best stuff on the redband trailers?

Nevin73 wrote:

Has anyone seen This Is The End? I'm wondering if it is funny throughout or did they just show the best stuff on the redband trailers?

Its hilarious.
Danny McBride gets all the best scenes/lines, but all of them do a damn good job of playing off their respective public personas.

Funny throughout. Really liked it.

Saw Monsters University yesterday. I'm conflicted. Monsters rehashes many of the ideas from a prior Pixar film. As a result, much of the wonder of the first is lost here. I always admired Pixar for its creative vision, so I feel no small amount of disappointment watching the studio descend into chronic sequelitis. That said, it's the human elements underneath the monstrous exterior that really makes Monster a worthwhile film. I particularly enjoy the gritty life lessons it tries to convey. Talent matters; trying hard alone won't always lead to success. On the other hand, dropping out of college doesn't automatically lead to failure. Grit your teeth, work hard, and you just might get there one day.

I want to see if Monsters University manages to make a working gag of "A College movie, but with Monsters", but of all the times I disagree with MovieBob, he was write about one thing. Monsters Inc. was a wonderful film because of Boo. While the rest of the characters are great, too, she's what really makes the entire film so charming and the comedy so good. All of my favorite parts and quotes somehow revolve around her.

So I'm not sure if Monsters University will really deliver for me.

I'm just not gonna watch Pixar sequels. I want to see original material from them. They are wasting brilliant artists on substandard cash cows.

BadKen wrote:

I'm just not gonna watch Pixar sequels. I want to see original material from them. They are wasting brilliant artists on substandard cash cows.

But what about Toy Story 3!

Redwing wrote:
BadKen wrote:

I'm just not gonna watch Pixar sequels. I want to see original material from them. They are wasting brilliant artists on substandard cash cows.

But what about Toy Story 3!

AKA Every Time I See It, I Cry My Eyes Out

I saw White House Down tonight. It could also have been called Die Hard: White House Edition. It was good for what it was, and it didn't take itself too seriously.

I gotta watch Die Hard again.

I really REALLY enjoyed Much Ado About Nothing! If you're even remotely interested in Shakespear at all this one is worth watching.

ranalin wrote:

I really REALLY enjoyed Much Ado About Nothing! If you're even remotely interested in Shakespear at all this one is worth watching.

How does it compare to Kenneth Brannaugh's where Keanu Reeves was Denzel Washington's brother?

Nevin73 wrote:
ranalin wrote:

I really REALLY enjoyed Much Ado About Nothing! If you're even remotely interested in Shakespear at all this one is worth watching.

How does it compare to Kenneth Brannaugh's where Keanu Reeves was Denzel Washington's brother?

leagues better in my opinion

Just wanted to post that we saw Despicable Me 2 last night and it was fantastic. I was laughing throughout the entire movie. Lots of references that adults will get and appreciate.

I thought I saw some discussion on This Is the End but could not find any threads. I enjoyed it. More then War World Z and The Heat. Some of the humor is pretty vulgar but you can't go to this movie expecting anything else. I enjoyed how the actors were playing "themselves" and the scenario. Great ending also!

karmajay wrote:

I thought I saw some discussion on This Is the End but could not find any threads. I enjoyed it. More then War World Z and The Heat. Some of the humor is pretty vulgar but you can't go to this movie expecting anything else. I enjoyed how the actors were playing "themselves" and the scenario. Great ending also!

I thought "The Heat" was awful. "World War Z" was okay. "Spring Breakers" was better than both. Maybe I should check out "This is the End".

Nevin73 wrote:

Just wanted to post that we saw Despicable Me 2 last night and it was fantastic. I was laughing throughout the entire movie. Lots of references that adults will get and appreciate.

I've been looking for conversation about this movie, and I have to agree with Nevin. It's really awesome. The byplay got a little added funny because my daughter was with me, and let's just say Grue's not the only one who has gone through some of those things. And the music is good, too.

All of you go see it so I can post some of my favorite parts without spoiling things.

momgamer wrote:
Nevin73 wrote:

Just wanted to post that we saw Despicable Me 2 last night and it was fantastic. I was laughing throughout the entire movie. Lots of references that adults will get and appreciate.

I've been looking for conversation about this movie, and I have to agree with Nevin. It's really awesome. The byplay got a little added funny because my daughter was with me, and let's just say Grue's not the only one who has gone through some of those things. And the music is good, too.

All of you go see it so I can post some of my favorite parts without spoiling things. ;)

do you need to see the 1st one to enjoy it?

karmajay wrote:
momgamer wrote:
Nevin73 wrote:

Just wanted to post that we saw Despicable Me 2 last night and it was fantastic. I was laughing throughout the entire movie. Lots of references that adults will get and appreciate.

I've been looking for conversation about this movie, and I have to agree with Nevin. It's really awesome. The byplay got a little added funny because my daughter was with me, and let's just say Grue's not the only one who has gone through some of those things. And the music is good, too.

All of you go see it so I can post some of my favorite parts without spoiling things. ;)

do you need to see the 1st one to enjoy it?

I'd strongly recommend it.

I'd recommend seeing the first one in general. It was a delightful film.

Nevin73 wrote:

Has anyone seen This Is The End? I'm wondering if it is funny throughout or did they just show the best stuff on the redband trailers?

Emma Watson's scene, while hilarious (and the lead up to it is way better than the payoff, but there are rules on advertising so they couldn't show much there) and a major part of the advertising... doesn't hold a candle to a lot of the other moments. It's worth noting, yes, this movie is pretty vulgar, there's drug usage, some nudity (mostly CG, think Dr. Manhattan)... but my wife and I went to see this and we were dying almost the whole time.

I still feel like I maybe missed some Hollywood news on Michael Cera though... it's still weird to me that in this movie where everyone plays their sort of "Hollywood image" versions of themselves... his was completely different. :p

ccesarano wrote:

I'd recommend seeing the first one in general. It was a delightful film.

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