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Default 06-06-2012, 13:32 | posts: 1,301 | Location: Wolverhampton/England

went to see prometheous at the weekend. visually impressive, but the movie its self is a load of bollox. i hate myself for saying it because im one of the biggest alian fans on earth (probably lol). i thought it was going to be so good. it was nearly as dissapointing as bf3.
   
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Default 06-06-2012, 17:20 | posts: 6,301 | Location: Romania

Saw The Guard today... haven't laughed so hard in a while, Brendan Gleeson is awesome.

   
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Default 06-06-2012, 19:57 | posts: 1,389 | Location: Washington State

I didnt even realize a 9th one came out...



And no, doug bradley is not pinhead in this one which just kills me. Is it just me or does the boxart look like pinhead is takin a huge duece? I picked it up on bluray.....I really didnt want to, especially after watching it, but I needed to finish my collection.

The acting was horrid, the script was horrid, the story was terrible....its better than alot of other B horror flicks but the only way I can recommend this to anyone is if you are already a Hellraiser fan. It was worth seeing simply for that reason alone.

Non Hellraiser Fan or non Horror Fan- 2/10
Hellraiser Fan -5/10 (7 and 8 are probably still better haha).
   
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Default 06-06-2012, 20:30 | posts: 15,644 | Location: USA

That piece of sh!t movie was thrown together in less than 2 weeks because The Weinstein Company was about to loose their rights to the franchise. So in order to keep it, they made that hot mess. I wouldn't even consider this a true sequel to the franchise. Some UK mag did an interview last year with Clive Barker and Doug Bradley and this movie came up. Clive Barker threw a sh!t fit over it and Doug Bradley called it an ashcan copy. I lol'd when I read it.

Now there is a Reboot/Remake in the works which Clive Barker has a script turned in already. It's more of a prequel than anything really. From what I have read on it, it will focus on Frank Cotton's side of the story. No word if Doug Bradley will reprise his role, but I'm pretty sure he will.

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Default 06-07-2012, 19:34 | posts: 1,389 | Location: Washington State

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That piece of sh!t movie was thrown together in less than 2 weeks because The Weinstein Company was about to loose their rights to the franchise. So in order to keep it, they made that hot mess. I wouldn't even consider this a true sequel to the franchise. Some UK mag did an interview last year with Clive Barker and Doug Bradley and this movie came up. Clive Barker threw a sh!t fit over it and Doug Bradley called it an ashcan copy. I lol'd when I read it.

Now there is a Reboot/Remake in the works which Clive Barker has a script turned in already. It's more of a prequel than anything really. From what I have read on it, it will focus on Frank Cotton's side of the story. No word if Doug Bradley will reprise his role, but I'm pretty sure he will.
Yeah, Clive Barker even said that even his butthole didnt have anything to do with that movie ROFL.
   
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Default 06-07-2012, 21:13 | posts: 1,286 | Location: California

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Yeah, Clive Barker even said that even his butthole didnt have anything to do with that movie ROFL.
lol. i recently saw an article about one of Barker's former male lover is suing him because he is accusing Barker of transmitting HIV to him. i didn't even know Barker was gay.... lol
   
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Default 06-08-2012, 01:40 | posts: 6,798 | Location: Chilling

Prometheous (2012)



Rating: 2/10

What a letdown.

Movie is horribly paced, with only about five minutes of anything actually happening in the film with the rest of the time as a filler. There is absolutely ZERO tension in this film.

Plot is completely broken and screwed up, with holes that you can drive two of the Engineers spaceships through. Did I mention predictable yet?

And for a horror film it is remarkably devoid of any horror elements.

The cast looks quite bored most of the time during the film, with some of them not even bothering to attempt to act and just literally filling in a spot in the roster without wanting to be there.

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Don't waste your money on this trash, save your money for real sci-fi (like Moon).
   
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Default 06-10-2012, 22:54 | posts: 3,264 | Location: Auckland NZ

I really enjoyed Prometheus. Incredible visuals aside it was an interesting movie and leaves a lot of questions yet to be answered.

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Based on all this if there is a sequel which I'm sure there will be, how they approach the above, or whatever other explanation they have will ultimately make or break the story.

As a standalone film though don't go in expecting a horror, because it isn't. It certainly isn't without it's flaws either, however I do believe it is definitely a worthwhile watch especially at the cinema. Stunning cinematography and special effects make it more than worthwhile and if they nail the story going forward I think it will be a great addition to the Alien world.


I watched another movie over the weekend, Warrior. The story of 2 brothers who for various reasons end up fighting in a large MMA competition. There is definitely more to this movie than just fighting, it is the story of their past, their family and the circumstances which have led to their current predicaments, 1 financially ruined school teacher and 1 emotionally ruined ex-marine.

You don't have to like MMA to watch this. It is a very good movie even without the fighting. However, this has some of the best "sport fighting" I've ever seen in a film. Incredibly real, brutal fighting with a final scene which brought both me and my partner to tears.

Highly recommended.

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Default 06-12-2012, 05:33 | posts: 6,570 | Location: Tacoma, Washington

Prometheus

Just came back from watching it, and here's my take. As a standalone this movie is garbage. Put the plot holes aside, and what we have is a movie that isn't in its own universe, it's so tied to Alien, and Aliens that without having seen those you won't understand or get a good portion of the film. Overall it had excellent visuals, great plot ideas (poorly excuted), but left a lot of unanswered questions (although I also think they did it on purpose).
   
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Default 06-15-2012, 20:40 | posts: 2,776 | Location: Ireland

The Raid : Redemption Movie.

Watched this last night and I have to say it was bloody great. If you like martial art films then this one is definitely for you. Its subtitled, some people dont like that.

Here a clip from one of my favourite scenes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FIBkS64jeE
   
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Default 06-15-2012, 20:40 | posts: 6,798 | Location: Chilling

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The Raid : Redemption Movie.

Watched this last night and I have to say it was bloody great. If you like martial art films then this one is definitely for you. Its subtitled, some people dont like that.

Here a clip from one of my favourite scenes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FIBkS64jeE
Was pretty good... up until that two on one fight scene that just carried on too long and became ridiculous.
   
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Default 06-17-2012, 05:36 | posts: 1,401 | Location: Indonesia

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The Raid : Redemption Movie.

Watched this last night and I have to say it was bloody great. If you like martial art films then this one is definitely for you. Its subtitled, some people dont like that.

Here a clip from one of my favourite scenes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FIBkS64jeE
I heard the Hollywood version of this movie is coming. I hope it wouldn't end up like The Ring. The original version (Japanese) is way better and scarier than the Hollywood one
   
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Sand Shark



10/10
this guys review on imdb made me laugh

Sand Sharks IMDB
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Seriously, this is quite possibly the worst film I have ever seen. Really poor B-movies from the '60s rank higher than this abomination.

I implore anyone reading this before seeing the film to instead, pop down to a DIY store, buy a can of paint. Find a wall in your home that needs some attention, paint said wall, pull up a chair and watch it dry. It's a much better use of an hour and a half! Some positive feedback on the film, there's a couple of stunning ladies cast, pity that their dialogue is written, presumably by an illiterate horse (sorry, I think that's a bit tough on horses).

The location setting is o.k. The script, plot, acting, concept, visual effects and directing though is woeful. One for the Razzies!
   
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Default 06-18-2012, 06:14 | posts: 4,591 | Location: Brisbane, Australia

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Prometheus

Just came back from watching it, and here's my take. As a standalone this movie is garbage. Put the plot holes aside, and what we have is a movie that isn't in its own universe, it's so tied to Alien, and Aliens that without having seen those you won't understand or get a good portion of the film. Overall it had excellent visuals, great plot ideas (poorly excuted), but left a lot of unanswered questions (although I also think they did it on purpose).
Word is that it is the first of 3 parts. Still not and excuse for not being able to stand up on its own two feet. I had hoped for much better from it.

6/10
   
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Default 06-20-2012, 11:04 | posts: 10

I like Shutter Island. It's creepy and weird but full of surprises.
   
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Default 06-20-2012, 12:03 | posts: 4,034

I'm very ashamed to say; as someone who bought the entire aliens franchise on VHS, DVD and Blu-Ray...

and also as someone who dismissed critics of Prometheus as being casual movie goers who were just disappointed because it wasn't Michael Bay-esque

That Promethius is one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

So many plotholes and nonsensicle B.S

As people above said, even if it is a trilogy, the movies can't even stand up on it's own even as a portion of a longer movie ( if you collate the coming trilogy ).

They ruined the intrigue of the Space Jockeys ( Engineers ) and basically made a clone of Alien albeit told much more poorly, with bland characters, poor acting, poor story and no suspense.

This was a 14million dollar mid day movie. D grade sci-fi.

Also the religious undertones were very overdone. Basically Ridley Scott originally had in the movie that Jesus was a Space Jockey and that his murder was the reason why they were going to kill the human race 2000 years ago....

Seriously, the greatest sci-fi horror franchise is now about Space Jockey Jesus and an intergalactic missionary scientist chick?
   
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Default 07-14-2012, 21:42 | posts: 26,454 | Location: Netherlands

Mirror Mirror
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http://www.*********/title/tt1667353/

Really not what i expected, quite a nice movie with a alternative storyline. funny!

8/10
   
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Default 07-16-2012, 17:31 | posts: 26,454 | Location: Netherlands

Heat

http://www.*********/title/tt0113277/

still a great movie after all those years. 9/10
   
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Default 07-16-2012, 20:50 | posts: 26,454 | Location: Netherlands

Mystic River
http://www.*********/title/tt0327056/

ok movie nothing special

6.5 / 10

so i still enjoyed myself
   
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Default 07-17-2012, 21:25 | posts: 11,596 | Location: ♫

The Haunting Of Whaley House

pretty good movie actually, i wasn't expecting anything special since almost all horror/slashers these days are plain crap, this one was very decent.

"based on true events"... take it with a grain of salt of course lol



8/10

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Mystic River
http://www.*********/title/tt0327056/

ok movie nothing special

6.5 / 10

so i still enjoyed myself
i watched this movie years ago, didn't like it even though the actors were some of the big ones like Sean Penn etc. the movie bored me to death.

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Heat
http://www.*********/title/tt0113277/

still a great movie after all those years. 9/10
now that's a classic movie!

"because she got a GREAT aaaaaaaaaaa$$$$.. and ye got your head..all the way up it!".

Al Pacino ftw.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tw-xY...eature=related

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Default 07-26-2012, 02:22 | posts: 17,656 | Location: Glasgow

Dark Knight Rises - 2012
http://www.*********/title/tt1345836/


Great movie, but not an amazing one, but might need to watch it again when its out on BluRay so i can watch it when its not a weekday and it doesn't finish until after 1am.

Good points would be the action which at times is stunning and the best i have ever saw in a movie, and unlike most action movies i don't end up bored and waiting for the dialogue to start back up.

Anne Hathaway is surprisingly good as Catwoman, she does most things right and looks great when it comes to the action stuff.
Michelle Pfeiffer is still hotter though.

IMAX shooting, video and audio wise is just something special, the sense of depth these cameras produce is fantastic, and its not just the huge IMAX size screen that is responsible, even on BluRay Dark Knight and other 70mm movies have this and it makes things so much more enjoyable.
It's also great to see a movie where CGI is only used when there is no other option, i love CG effects but not when they are used to save time/money.

Negatives would be the running time, especially certain scenes which seemed to drag, Bane dialogue which is hard to understand due to the excessive reverb and a Hans Zimmer score which feels shallow without James Newton Howard, not that it's a bad score though.

Overall not perfect and while i have certain issues with how Nolan has treated the Batman movies, i don't believe anyone else could of done a better job with the trilogy.

8/10
   
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Default 07-26-2012, 02:34 | posts: 5,642

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i laughed my ass off throughout that movie. brad pitt is funny as f*ck

Pure brilliance all around.

EVERYONE gave their best in Snatch!
   
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Default 07-26-2012, 02:56 | posts: 1,161 | Location: Offline

Some of my favorites: Bad Santa, Goodfellas, and of course Godfather..there is good documentary on about how they made it which I am going to go watch.. right.. now.. buhbye
   
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On the hunt for a fabled treasure of gold, a band of warriors, assassins, and a rogue British soldier descend upon a village in feudal China, where a humble blacksmith looks to defend himself and his fellow villagers
Really enjioyed this movie. if your a fan of these type of movies its a must watch imo.
lots of blood and cool fights!
   
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Default 12-09-2012, 13:24 | posts: 2,635 | Location: Manila

I want to see everyone's reaction after watching Old Boy.
   
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