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Old 12-28-2011, 12:22 PM
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Sherlock Holmes was fun. for a film i was fairly disinterested in beforehand (my gf is a holmes fan) I actually rather enjoyed it.

saw Mission Impossible the other night. again, generally not interested but my ears perked up when I heard that brad bird directed it (iron giant, the incredibles, ratatouille <- some excellent track record there!) The movie was fine, I think I've just "had enough" of the sort and all the situations, though set up to be quite suspenseful, are never really that exciting because you always know the good guys will win no matter what Come up with something different!
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:58 PM
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Sherlock Holmes was fun. for a film i was fairly disinterested in beforehand (my gf is a holmes fan) I actually rather enjoyed it.

saw Mission Impossible the other night. again, generally not interested but my ears perked up when I heard that brad bird directed it (iron giant, the incredibles, ratatouille <- some excellent track record there!) The movie was fine, I think I've just "had enough" of the sort and all the situations, though set up to be quite suspenseful, are never really that exciting because you always know the good guys will win no matter what Come up with something different!
Felt the same way about both films. Well, I liked the first SH movie though. But yeah, MI4 is just another action flick built on the common winning formula. Not exactly sure why the ratings from critics are so much higher than what the first three films from the series received.
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Old 12-29-2011, 11:56 AM
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What exactly is wrong with it?? It's fairly literal to the movie.
I was thinking the same thing....what else could you name it?
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:37 PM
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I was thinking the same thing....what else could you name it?
Batman Begins - It's a stupid title for a movie but the sequels should follow the same naming scheme.

The Dark Knight - No connection to the previous title unless you know that Batman is also known as The Dark Knight. I know that's not much of a stretch but there's nothing in the name that ties it explicitly to the previous film.

The Dark Knight Ends - This is the end of a trilogy where the first installment has "begins" in the name.


Saw The Darkest Hour in 3D the other day, what a horrible film. Apparently Faraday cages actually enhance radio signals instead of blocking them and microwaves can easily be converted into particle beam rifles to fight invisible pokemon from space here to steal all our precious nickel deposits.
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:56 PM
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so instead of The Dark Knight Rises, you want The Dark Knight Ends.................

I dont even know how to react to that.
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:46 PM
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so instead of The Dark Knight Rises, you want The Dark Knight Ends.................

I dont even know how to react to that.
No, I want it to be titled Batman 3: Robin 'N Me.
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:46 AM
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Sherlock Holmes: the classic example of prejudice - I was going to see it with this idea "pfff...it will be a farce", changed my idea after watching it of course: "wow...loved it!"
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:08 AM
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Saw War Horse, for a film based on a children's book about a boy looking for a horse in WW1 it is an absurd mix if masterful cinematic technique and silly nonsensical melodrama. It plays out like a bad Saturday Night Live parody but everyone is serious. I don't know how much of it is tongue-in-cheek or not but it's worth seeing for the mash-up of clashing narrative and visual style (like those fake movie trailers that make Star Wars look like a romantic comedy).

Girl With A Dragon Tattoo was disappointing, it was well directed but vacant. Most tension was shattered by girl just showing up and nonchalantly solving the problem with superhuman accuracy to the point of annoyance. The only reason to see it is the character drama, which was fleeting for most of the film, but superior to the foreign language edition. I am sure the sequel remake will be better. I think only Fincher could have pulled this slop off as well as it came out.
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:43 AM
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Last movie I saw was "Priest". I liked the trailer a lot but found the movie to be OK yet not that special or memorable. All in all I'd say it's a nice action flick in a rather cool endtime/western setting, but not exactly a must-see.
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:48 PM
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Going to catch Beauty and the Beast 3D and then Contraband or Tin Tin tomorrow. Probably the last time I'm going to the theaters until Spring Break. Hope they're good! Only seen Moneyball, Immortals, J.Edgar, The Muppets, Sherlock Holmes 2, Ghost Protocol, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo since summer ended. In any case, 2012 is going to be epic for films.

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