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Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:I thought this might be a good idea...dont know if any of you will. Basically...If you have seen a film recently...write a short report on it..but dont give the unexpected twist in the tale away. That way if your thinking about seeing a film or your not sure if your should or cant decide which one to see..you can say to yourself, whilst pointing at the celing in an "Ive just had and idea!" pose; "A-ha! I shall go and see The Home of Poi Film review board and then we shall decide!"

I shall go first.

I went and saw XXX yesterday...tasty.
Vin Diesel is on top form as is Sameul L. Jackson in this film. The special effects are fantastic (especially in the snowboard scene) as are the gadgets and cars. The basic story line is that Sameul L. Jackson works for the NSA who are trying to infiltrate a gang called Anarchy99 (bit out of date isnt it?) However as the members of Anarchy99 are ex-military they can smell the training of a secret agent a mile off. so Jackson is forced to recreit a Extreme sports tv star (Vin Diesel) to become the agent. And it goes from there. Vin Diesel has to infiltrate Anarchy99 in order to shut it down as they have stolen a super bug, created by the russians , codenamed "Silent Night" with which Anarchy99 plan to lauch missiles all over the world at major cities, london, washington, moscow, etc in order to dystroy order.

Great film i give it 8.5/10


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Fire_Moose
Fire_Moose

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Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Member Since: 2nd May 2007
Total posts: 3597
Posted:Here here. I was thoroughly with the acter playing V (i'm terrible with names) that's gotta be really hard to do eith no facial expressions.

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Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:*sits back and is quite proud of his 353 day bump*

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Fine_Rabid_Dog
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Location: They seek him here, they seek ...
Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 10530
Posted: Written by: Poje


Here here. I was thoroughly with the acter playing V (i'm terrible with names) that's gotta be really hard to do eith no facial expressions.



Hugo Weaving. The guy that played Smith in the Matrix. He was perfect biggrin


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Pasta of Muppets
Location: in the interwebs...
Member Since: 1st Sep 2004
Total posts: 2719
Posted:its a good bump Jon! smile

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PinkNigel
PinkNigel

Pinker than thou
Location: A little pink world all my own...
Member Since: 4th May 2006
Total posts: 336
Posted:Went to see "Diary of the Dead" yesterday.
****SPOILER ALERT****
Hmm.

George A Romero can do much better than this...

While all the other "..of the Dead" movies have been nihilistic "end of civilisation/we're all doomed" affairs, this is just a rather weak attempt at a commentary on the youtube generation. A bunch of spoiled-brat film students and their no-clich-left-unused professor (none of whom manage to make you care about their fate) drive a winnebago around at the outset of the zombie takeover of the world. There aren't that many zombies really, which is rubbish for a zombie movie, the editing sucks (granted, it's supposed to be edited by one of the characters, but that doesn't excuse referring to something having been said which didn't make the final cut of the movie, or some of the edits where the first word of a sentence is missing), and two large plot holes glare out (how did the cover get off the pool and, if they're miles from anywhere ("the country club is nearer than the next house"), where did all those zombies come form at the end?).

Plus, just like movie makers need to choreograph NOT like the Matrix yet somehow can't resist doing, so has the Blair Witch-esque shaky camera thing been overdone now.

Not the worst cheap horror movie I've ever seen, by a long shot - the melt-the-zombie's-head-with-hydrochloric-acid sequence was very good, for starters, and the Amish guy worked a treat. Plus, of course, this is Romero doing what he does, so the directing and (for the most part) composition work. But far from his best work...


A wise man once said: "You have two ears and one mouth, therefore you should shut the censored up and listen" (though, to be fair, he might not've put it _quite_ like that..)

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Pasta of Muppets
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Posted:I watched V last night, as far as graphic novel movies go, its the second best after Sin City, IMHO

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Location: Sunderland, UK
Member Since: 14th Apr 2007
Total posts: 865
Posted:as far as movies with graphic novel style graphics are concerned! i really liked "A Scanner Darkly"

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Fire_Moose
Fire_Moose

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Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Member Since: 2nd May 2007
Total posts: 3597
Posted:Speaking of which....

Any one seen Tank Girl with Lori Petty?


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aston

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Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Dead Leaves. *shudder*

Try putting your eyes in a blender with a kg of LSD, Tank Girl and FLCL.

Was amazing.


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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Location: Sunderland, UK
Member Since: 14th Apr 2007
Total posts: 865
Posted:haha yeah ive seen tank girl ubblol

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Pasta of Muppets
Location: in the interwebs...
Member Since: 1st Sep 2004
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Posted:Tank girl was cool.

A Scanner darkly was very cleverly filmed, FX'ed and the story was ace. I'm a big fan.


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roarfire
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Location: The countryside
Member Since: 8th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2676
Posted:The Interpreter was on TV the other night. A movie that I'd always wanted to see. I must admit I wasn't a fan of Nicole Kidman in it. I think Sean Penn was excellent though. I still enjoyed the film, had a nice little twist.



Has anyone seen 'Run Fatboy Run' yet? It only just came out in Aus and I'm dying to go see it. Simon Pegg is a legend! And Dylan Moran is in it! ubblove


.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.

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KaelGotRice
KaelGotRice

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Location: Angel's Landing, USA
Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 1584
Posted:Unfortunately I don't spend enough time on movies as I should: My international cinema record is filled of various asian movies, Amelie (a personal favorite), and Once - a lower budget Irish film I saw recently that I absolutely adore - I believe I could say this and still maintain my masculinity - it was a cute date movie - that is, if your date doesn't mind loose and fast creative usage of the f-word.

I'm sure some of you can recommend me some fun, arty, or fantastic romps into the depths of visual human expression from around the world. smile


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Wildfire/US East coast fire footage
LA/EDC glow/fire footage
Fresno fire

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Brenn
Brenn

Will carpal your tunnel in a minute.
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 28th Jun 2004
Total posts: 3286
Posted:Don't see Meet the Spartans.

Just. Don't.


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Neon_Shaolin
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Location: Behind you. With Jam
Member Since: 13th Jul 2005
Total posts: 6120
Posted:You should've known better Brenn...

I did! tongue


"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock

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Brenn
Brenn

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Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 28th Jun 2004
Total posts: 3286
Posted:Just as well I didn't go see it at the cinemas ubblol

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PinkNigel
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Location: A little pink world all my own...
Member Since: 4th May 2006
Total posts: 336
Posted:I'd write a review of "10 000 BC" - I saw it last night - but my brain is still horribly bruised by how completely, utterly, relentlessly dreadful it was and can't put sentences together.

A wise man once said: "You have two ears and one mouth, therefore you should shut the censored up and listen" (though, to be fair, he might not've put it _quite_ like that..)

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.Morph.
.Morph.

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Location: Lancashire, UK
Member Since: 23rd Mar 2002
Total posts: 669
Posted:Into The Wild

Summary: After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

Wow, this film is a wonderful piece of cinematography.....based on a true story, the acting, the imagery, the soundtrack, and whole package combine to make it a truly pleasurable experience to watch. There were many aspects of the main characters story that I could relate directly with, which made the film difficult to watch at times also.

First film I've seen in a while that had a big spiritual & emotional impact. Highly recommended!!

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Kathain_Bowen
Kathain_Bowen

Good Ol' Yarn For Hair
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Member Since: 24th Jan 2006
Total posts: 422
Posted:In Bruges
It's an utterly brilliant film from a first time director (he'd previously done theater and one short film). After a job gone horribly, horribly wrong, hitmen Ken (the ever wonderful gentleman, Brendan Gleeson) and Ray (Colin Farrell- who actually surprised me with a pretty great performance) are sent by their employer, Harry (who I was delighted to see played by Ralph Fiennes), to lay low and blend in with holiday tourists in the f---ing fairytale town of Bruges, Belgium, and await further instructions. Their little "vacation" take darkly comic and surreal turns the longer and longer the pair wait for Harry's call. Trust me, if you can catch it, it's a must see.

On the other hand...
Doomsday
Okay, okay, my brother and I just caught this flick last night. Granted, there was a scene that had me completely distracted by fire and wire wool poi in the background. Aside from that, this was perhaps the WORST movie evah! Johnny Bass and I started to play "spot the movie references" as we went along. He thinks the writers did it as an intentional joke. Seriously. It was a little of Aliens, a little 28 Days Later, a little Resident Evil, a little King Arthur, and a little Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. Yes, you heard that combination right. Plus, it had a leading lady who was trying to toe the line between Seline from Underworld, Alice from Resident Evil, and Aeon. Soooo awful, it was hilarious.


"So long and thanks for all the fish."

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BurdaA
BurdaA

Sacrebleu
Location: At the quiet limit
Member Since: 20th Jul 2007
Total posts: 377
Posted:I went to see Be Kind Rewind the other day. While it's far from a cinematic masterpiece, by the time I left the cinema my heart felt sufficiently warmed. 'twas nice.

Also, even if AvP was your cup of tea as it was mine, do not expect to enjoy AvP 2 *shudders*


Poi(poi~y) n. : A Hawaiian food made from the tuber of the taro that is cooked, pounded to a paste, and fermented.
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