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  #786666 25-Mar-2013 13:47
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Basically he had some expectations and those were achieved. Therefore 10/10 ;)





 

 

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  #786762 25-Mar-2013 16:30
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freitasm: Basically he had some expectations and those were achieved. Therefore 10/10 ;)


It could even be said that it exceeded many of my expectations! Tongue Out




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  #787544 26-Mar-2013 20:38
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Asmith: Watched Cloud Atlas for the first, second and third time last week.

Having read the book 3-4 years ago, I was largely skeptical. I have got to say, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

While a little long winded at time, I still got the full body tingles several times throughout.

IMHO, 10/10.


It's definitely a love it or hate it kind of movie. Personally I loved it; I can sort of see why many people would be discouraged at the beginning... and also why many people might think it is pretentious, boring drivel after watching it all the way through.  But yeah it's really one of these movies that I think will divide people, and I personally really really enjoyed and had the same spine tingling feeling while watching.   9/10 from me.   I'll have to read the book some time! 

(BTW is there a legal way to watch it locally yet?) 




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  #787605 26-Mar-2013 22:48
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sidefx:
Asmith: Watched Cloud Atlas for the first, second and third time last week.

Having read the book 3-4 years ago, I was largely skeptical. I have got to say, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

While a little long winded at time, I still got the full body tingles several times throughout.

IMHO, 10/10.


It's definitely a love it or hate it kind of movie. Personally I loved it; I can sort of see why many people would be discouraged at the beginning... and also why many people might think it is pretentious, boring drivel after watching it all the way through.  But yeah it's really one of these movies that I think will divide people, and I personally really really enjoyed and had the same spine tingling feeling while watching.   9/10 from me.   I'll have to read the book some time! 

(BTW is there a legal way to watch it locally yet?) 


Bluray/DVD release in May.  :)

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  #787702 27-Mar-2013 10:08
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I also watched Cloud Atlas the other day, and thought it was brilliant. Very long movie and does require a bit of thinking as it can get confusing in some parts, but a very good story. I would score it a 9.5/10

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  #789353 29-Mar-2013 19:17
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I purchased the Dredd bluray yesterday. Great movie with our own Karl Urban. It reminds me a bit of District 9's look and feel.




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#789443 29-Mar-2013 21:57
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Just finished watching Looper.

Much better the second time round. Did like the fact that the previews alluded to the Loopers and their time line expiry and the movies goes off on another track for the last half. I know they were trying to make Joseph Gordon-Levitt look more like a young Bruce Willis, but it did detract from the movie a bit. I think the audience has enough intelligence to know that they are playing the same character in different timelines.


 
 
 
 


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  #789453 29-Mar-2013 23:06
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ZD30 is at least twice as good as Argo ... But neither were Oscar material in my books

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Apparently the Seals scenes were as real as it gets ...


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  #789455 29-Mar-2013 23:21
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a warning to all guys, if your wife or better half tries to drag you to see The Host, resist, it will be 2 hours of your life you will never get back. 1/10 and Andrew Niccol hang your head in shame, you were the only reason i gave in and you really let me down.




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  #789943 31-Mar-2013 15:31
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Mind you Niccol's last film In Time was pretty crappy too.

Even he can't work miracles on this turd (from the queen of turds - the woman who gave the world Twilight - Mayer ?).


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Skyfall - excellent presentation, short on extras and it doesn't match the boxset ! 8/10

Zero Dark Thirty - crapfest that doesn't stand repeat screenings. Excellent picture and sound 3/10

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  #794459 7-Apr-2013 04:15
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"There Will Be Blood"

It was fantastic. I swear, I have a terrible time trying to explain to people that There Will Be Blood is one of the best movies I've ever seen. I tell them that it's an unorthodox movie about oil and greed, with a slow pace but it's almost impossible to describe without actually seeing it. I've also talked to people that have seen it and they don't seem to appreciate the movie itself. It seems like people are just caught up in the increasing amount of action and super crazy CGI films that are nothing but flashy. I feel like There Will Be Blood is immensely underappreciated. It has one of the best characters that I've seen since Charles Foster Kane.

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  #795095 8-Apr-2013 15:51
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Oz - The Great and Powerful 6/10

This was an okay movie.  Nothing really wrong with it, but nothing really spectacular either.  I saw the stage version of Wicked in London last year, which gives another prequel take on the Wizard of Oz story, and compared with that, Oz the Great and Powerful seemed a bit thin and uninteresting.  Wicked was a great story about challenging preconceptions, whereas Oz just seemed a bit frivolous and empty.  As light entertainment, it's okay, but nothing in here to warrant re-watching.

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  #795149 8-Apr-2013 17:32
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Gangster Squad - 9/10.  Awesome movie, great action and humour.

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  #795152 8-Apr-2013 17:42
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey... Too long. Some scenes could have two or three minutes less without compromising the story telling. Possibly a 2:30h movie instead of three hours. 7/10

Celeste and Jesse Forever. What can I say... 5/10.

Hitchcock. An interesting movie. Good story behind the scenes of Psycho. 7.5/10.




 

 

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  #795266 8-Apr-2013 21:42
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stuartgr: Gangster Squad - 9/10.  Awesome movie, great action and humour.


I must admit I was quite disappointed with Gangster Squad.  Some bits of it were somewhat entertaining but I got quite bored towards the end. I didn't really go into it with too many expectations, but it still seemed to try too hard without really going anywhere or saying anything new. Lots of style but not much substance, and some of the lines really were cringe-worthy.  By the end I wished I'd just re-watched LA Confidential instead.

Maybe 6/10 from me if I'm generous.




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