MattBlackLamb

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Because He's Captain Jack Sparrow. Savvy?

While I'm a fan of the Captain persona he's created, and the world they show along side him on the screens I watch, I too wish they'd just not beat the horse anymore. I can suspend my sense of disbelief pretty hard though, so I'll watch whatever gets thrown at me ... even another ride turned movie.

As for a favorites list, or some other selection and why? Eeek, there is a character limit for these things and I'd hate to exceed it. Seriously. I watch way too much film ...

How about something rare and less known that has helped warp me so long ago:

Little known favorite some may know: Rock and Rule ... Still give that gem 10 out of 10. (Nostalgia more than anything.) Completely under-appreciated by far too many. Cheesy dialog. Simple old school animation. Lots of fails at satire. Cold War era humor at its best on some levels. :mrgreen: Almost as hard to find as Wizards which probably is worth mentioning as having some serious merit.

Side note:

Finally got to see Sucker Punch. 7.5/10. Very imaginative in the overkill arena. There was an actual desire to create something here. Fails in a few places thanks to the cutting room floor from the looks of it. Not something everyone will like for sure. More of the love/hate thing for this sort of eye candy over thin short story concept ... But lots of extra credit given in the score for the effort in the art and references all around with this one. Curious music selection as some of my current "when I need to think differently" playlist is a goodly portion of this soundtrack. That's what actually drove me to really wish to see this one ... Wasn't what I expected and thankfully I didn't read any reviews of it from the Internet at large before hand ...

I should probably go into a lot of ins and outs in regards to Sucker Punch, but its been trashed by so many that I'd be at a loss to defend or agree on the myriad of things this film could be or isn't. Figure I have to disclaim it as I know it's a love/hate sort of thing ... Heck, I'm not even going to link the darn thing because it has so much potential to cause a reaction in some it would seem.

@RedBeard: Totally agree about Firefly and Serenity. To appreciate the movie, you have to see the character development from the series. Well worth the time for most who enjoy sci-fi or good dialog. No clue what the execs were thinking there. Some of the most developed dialog for a space opera to date IMO.

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Went with the wife to see Sherlock Holmes Game of Shadows tonight. She walked out about a third of the way through. I stuck it out to the end.

5/10

Meh.

The beginning was terrible. The end was better.

Hopefully my next pick will be better.

As for TV, I've been watching Misfits on Hulu. It is surprisingly well done.

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Went with the wife to see Sherlock Holmes Game of Shadows tonight. She walked out about a third of the way through. I stuck it out to the end.

5/10

Meh.

The beginning was terrible. The end was better.

Hopefully my next pick will be better.

As for TV, I've been watching Misfits on Hulu. It is surprisingly well done.

I enjoyed the Sherlock Holmes movie. The plot was implausible, but it had some great scenes and the soundtrack was amazing.

Remember the slow-motion shots in the woods, as it was shot up around them?

In my opinion, it should get an 8.5/10.

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My friends made me watch The Twilight Saga: New Moon and Eclipse. I have never, ever seen dialogue as crappy as in that film. And don't get me started on the borderline-vegetative Kirsten Stewart in both films. The only thing I actually enjoyed in the films was Taylor Lautner's amazing body performance.

3/10

with Taylor Lautner 7/10

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Kill Bill. I seriously loved this two-part film. I saw them in reverse order, but I don't think it matters because the overall experience is the same. There is a lot of violence, but that's just the way Tarantino rolls.

vol 1 8/10

vol 2 9/10

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Hugo

Visually stunning. 9/10

I loved the history of early film. And, the automaton was very interesting. These things really do exist.

Plus, Ben Kingsley as Georges Méliès was perfect.

"I'd imagine the whole world was one big machine. Machines never come with any extra parts, you know. They always come with the exact amount they need. So I figured, if the entire world was one big machine, I couldn't be an extra part. I had to be here for some reason." ~Hugo

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I recently watched "Prince of Persia" and I really liked it. I like movies that deal with different dimensions. Oh, and I also watched "Tank" from 1984 and I enjoyed it, as well.

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Just read throught he first few pages and had to comment.

@Bolt - watch Babylon 5 its a great show up there with the best and I have to agree with David, Stargate the movie is awful compared to the show. Ronin I agree great film and amazing car action. Casino did you manage to watch the end without flinching ( I'm not a squeamish person but even I find it hard to view ) but top movie I assume you have watched Goodfellas if not go out now and rent a copy.

Watched SALT yesterday and its a pretty good movie ( which surprised me ) also watched Mission Impossible 4 Ghost Protocol probably the worst film I have watched in years it truly is an awful movie, shame as number 3 was so good.

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@Bolt - watch Babylon 5 its a great show up there with the best and I have to agree with David, Stargate the movie is awful compared to the show. Ronin I agree great film and amazing car action. Casino did you manage to watch the end without flinching ( I'm not a squeamish person but even I find it hard to view ) but top movie I assume you have watched Goodfellas if not go out now and rent a copy.

I bought Babylon 5 and watched the entire series. My response: The "special effects" aren't so special, I've seen better acting on soap operas, and you have to watch 2 seasons before you get to the good stuff. Meh. There are many better sci-fi shows out there.

Loved Goodfellas, Casino, and Ronin.

I had high hopes for MI4 since it was directed by the same guy that directed The Incredibles. I've not seen it yet. But, it looks like you didn't like it. Why was it so bad?

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@Bolt I havent watched Babylon 4 since it originally aired and I have great memories of it and I have learnt my lesson not to go back and rewatch things ( Have done this so many times with films that I grew up with and come away disappointed the last being Alien ) so I think I will just stick to my memories.

MI4 where do I start Bad story, Bad acting ( I'm not one of these that hate on Tom Cruise loved him in MI3,The Last Samurai and Minority report but in this he is just awful not sure if he has had plastic surgery or a face full of botox but he looked very waxy ) Completely over the top action scenes ( and I thought MI2 by John Woo was bad ) and Simon Pegg as the most useless agent ever with the worst cringe inducing lines I think I have ever witnessed and to top it all of the lamest villan ever who looks like a bank manager yet manages to fight a top class agent for 25 mins fall 30 stories onto his back and still get up and fight some more. I would say it is easily up there in the worst movies I have ever watched.

On another note just got back from watching the Avengers and wow a great movie totally enjoyed it some great funny moments especially from R.Downey jnr as Iron Man and have to say the special effects are out of this world with all the CGI being amazing and photo realistic. Good simple story and all the characters get ample screentime even the second tier ones Deadeye and Black widow plus the HULK was awesome.

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Just got back from the movies. I took a long lunch from work and went to the local theater and saw...

Men in Black III

I enjoyed it. Josh Brolin did an excellent job imatating Tommy Lee Jones.

Good special effects. The story was touching in parts. Nicely done.

8/10

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Hopint to see MIB III tomorrow, hadn't seen any of the previous films so got them out on DVD. Have to admit to not being overly impressed with number 1 ( fell asleep halfway through ) but hoping number 2 will be better and number 3 even better than that.

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Watched The Tree of Life. Very post-modern and non-linear narration was refreshing, but at the same time made the film quite difficult to follow; 5 minutes of space imagery, then dinosaurs and cells didn't ease the effort at all. I'd give it 3.5/5

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Watched the remake of Total recall and have to say it was very impressive, easily the best sci-fi film I have seen in years. The story is pretty much the same as the Arnie original except it is all set on Earth, the special effexts are among the best I have seen and the future world is totally believable and has a bit of a Blade Runner feel to it. I would give it a 9/10 and will definitely buy it on BluRay when released.

Also saw the trailer for Looper and this looks like it has real promise.

Oh and also watched the original Total recall before seeing the remake and surprisingly it held up quite well, was expecting to turn it off within half hour for being so cheesy but instead watched it through to the end. O.O

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Just bought Black hawk down,True grit (remake) and Mission impossible 3 on Blu ray $30's for all 3 :) Watched Black hawk down last night great film exellent pic quality and great uncompressed 5.1 DTS audio

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I don't really consider myself a fan of anything. I do admit that I admire movies made in the late 80's and 90's more than any other time period (well, there were some good ones made in the 50s and 60s). I just watched an old favorite of our family's, "Rage" made in 1995. It was so awesome.

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