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Aikouka

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I'm debating whether or not to see this for that reason (it's obviously a liberal's wet dream of a movie) but I might anyway since I haven't gone to the movies in a long time, and I love sci-fi.
My lord, I swear... what the hell is wrong with people that they have to attribute a fucking generic sci-fi plot to a political side? Just turn off Fox News, go see a generic sci-fi plot, and be entertained.

"Next up, Bill O'Reilly is going to tell you how 'In Time' is a liberal, socialist brainwashing flick. Stay tuned. Be informed!"
 

GTaudiophile

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My lord, I swear... what the hell is wrong with people that they have to attribute a fucking generic sci-fi plot to a political side? Just turn off Fox News, go see a generic sci-fi plot, and be entertained.

"Next up, Bill O'Reilly is going to tell you how 'In Time' is a liberal, socialist brainwashing flick. Stay tuned. Be informed!"
I would usually agree but the timing is just too perfect to coincide with the Dream Act debates, etc.
 

Newbian

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Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox - 8/10

I was recommended this movie from a friend and was a bit skeptical. I have never been a fan of DC comics and have never watched an animated comic book movie but thought "what the hell". I was very impressed by this, a very mature plot and was surprisingly violent. Also had great animation. My one complaint was the amount of cameos in the film, almost had a mortal kombat 2 approach. Anyways it is highly recommended.
I wish they picked how they want flash to be and stuck with it.

In some of these movies he is more useless then aquaman in a desert and in others he is the strongest character in the world.
 

purbeast0

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Sep 13, 2001
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My lord, I swear... what the hell is wrong with people that they have to attribute a fucking generic sci-fi plot to a political side? Just turn off Fox News, go see a generic sci-fi plot, and be entertained.

"Next up, Bill O'Reilly is going to tell you how 'In Time' is a liberal, socialist brainwashing flick. Stay tuned. Be informed!"
hahaha i was thinking the same exact thing. i swear people on this forum find reasons to hate ANYTHING.

can't even watch a movie for pure entertainment ffs.
 

Via

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High Anxiety 7/10 - Not the best Mel Brooks movie imo, but still fairly funny and clever. A working knowledge of Hitchcock flicks is recommended.

Rock of Ages 1/10 - WTF is this shit?
 

CZroe

Lifer
Jun 24, 2001
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My lord, I swear... what the hell is wrong with people that they have to attribute a fucking generic sci-fi plot to a political side? Just turn off Fox News, go see a generic sci-fi plot, and be entertained.

"Next up, Bill O'Reilly is going to tell you how 'In Time' is a liberal, socialist brainwashing flick. Stay tuned. Be informed!"
Because it likely is political. They do it in movies all the time, particularly Matt Damon. Hell, some of his movies are specifically about his political views, like his recent Fracking one.

As for politics in Sci-Fi: It's why Moore himself disowned the "V for Vendetta" movie.
 

Dr. Detroit

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Sep 25, 2004
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The Conjuring - 8/10 See this movie!

It's made $120M, has a 77% on RT and is a very good movie with good acting, good writing, good plot, and good cinematography.

Definitely some chilling scenes!
 
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Zodiac (2007) - 9/10 - I thought this was a well done 2:30 movie. Based on events in the 1960s and '70s, this chilling drama recounts the actions of a killer who stalked the streets of San Francisco and left clues in the newspaper, relating the mystery through a cartoonist who became obsessed with the case.
 
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Aikouka

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Because it likely is political. They do it in movies all the time, particularly Matt Damon. Hell, some of his movies are specifically about his political views, like his recent Fracking one.
I think there's a pretty big difference between a movie on fracking and a movie with a generic, Sci-Fi plot complete with a
character motivation change near the end resulting in self-sacrifice
. Then there was the point they kept pushing near the end
with the locket, that pushes the idea of not forgetting what you have.

As for politics in Sci-Fi: It's why Moore himself disowned the "V for Vendetta" movie.
Are you talking about politics in movies or "Hollywood politics" (i.e. swindling)? At least from what I could recall and what I just reread, he's been screwed over in the past, which made him not even want to deal with V for Vendetta at all.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/12/movies/12itzk.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
Two years later, when 20th Century Fox released a movie version of "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen," the screenwriter Larry Cohen and the producer Martin Poll sued the studio, charging that elements of the film had been plagiarized from their work. Though the film, which was one of the year's costliest flops, differed drastically from the graphic novel, the lawsuit nonetheless claimed that the "Extraordinary Gentlemen" comics had been created as a "smokescreen" to cover up the theft.

Mr. Moore found the accusations deeply insulting, and the 10 hours of testimony he was compelled to give, via video link, even more so. "If I had raped and murdered a schoolbus full of retarded children after selling them heroin," he said, "I doubt that I would have been cross-examined for 10 hours." When the case was settled out of court, Mr. Moore took it as an especially bitter blow, believing that he had been denied the chance to exonerate himself.

Since then, he has refused to allow any more movies to be made from work he controls. In the case of work whose rights he does not control, he has refused credits on any film adaptations, and has given his share of option money and royalties to the artists who illustrated the original comic books. That position is so radical that though his colleagues say they respect his position, few in the film industry can understand it.

"It's very simple, but they don't seem to hear it," said John O'Neill, the illustrator of "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen." "They just gravitate towards offering more money."

Last year, when Mr. Moore received a phone call from Larry Wachowski — who, with his brother, Andy, had written and directed the "Matrix" movies — to discuss the "V for Vendetta" film that the Wachowskis were writing and producing for Warner Brothers, Mr. Moore felt he had made it clear that he did not want to be involved in the project.

"I explained to him that I'd had some bad experiences in Hollywood," Mr. Moore said. "I didn't want any input in it, didn't want to see it and didn't want to meet him to have coffee and talk about ideas for the film."

But at a press conference on March 4, 2005, to announce the start of production on the "V for Vendetta" film, the producer Joel Silver said Mr. Moore was "very excited about what Larry had to say and Larry sent the script, so we hope to see him sometime before we're in the U.K." This, Mr. Moore said, "was a flat lie."

"Given that I'd already published statements saying I wasn't interested in the film, it actually made me look duplicitous," he said.
 

Svnla

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2 Guns - 6/10 - and the extra 1 point was because of a topless hottie in the movie. Who wrote this script? It was bad, no logic, nothing but a sequences to shoot and blow things up. It did have some clever banters between the two main characters.

Wolverine - 6.5/10 - I like Jackman as a person and an actor but the last two spin offs from X Men are not good. Same ole crap as the first Wolverine but the setting is in Japan. The flash back of his old flame is getting old.
 
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MetalMat

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The Call - 4/10

A suspenseful movie that was a good thrill ride. What really brought this down from a good 7/10 flick was the last 20 minutes or so of the film. It turns into a completely different movie. Even so, it was still ok up until the terrible ending. It was a really dumb way to end the movie and felt like a cop out, I'm not sure what the hell they were thinking. Hard to recommend this movie to anyone knowing that they are heading for such a craptastic ending.
 
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CZroe

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I think there's a pretty big difference between a movie on fracking and a movie with a generic, Sci-Fi plot complete with a
character motivation change near the end resulting in self-sacrifice
. Then there was the point they kept pushing near the end
with the locket, that pushes the idea of not forgetting what you have.



Are you talking about politics in movies or "Hollywood politics" (i.e. swindling)? At least from what I could recall and what I just reread, he's been screwed over in the past, which made him not even want to deal with V for Vendetta at all.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/12/movies/12itzk.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
Do you deny the politics obviously injected in the "V for Vendetta" movie just because it's Sci-Fi?
 

ImpulsE69

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Movies have always been satire/parodies of current state of the world. This is not anything new....just enjoy it for what it is, a movie. Otherwise..don't watch.
 

thedarkwolf

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Another weekend and more time killing with bad to mediocre streaming movies

Wake Wood 5/10
A couple's kid dies. They move to some hick town to start over where they find out the hicks can bring the dead back to life for 3 days. They bring the kid back and surprise she is psycho.

Adventureland 6/10
An ok comedy with Jesse Eisenberg set in 1985. Dude needs money to pay for school and takes a summer job at an amusement park.

The Ward 5/10
John Carpenter directed horror/mystery set in a mental ward. Chick sent to a crazy house and finds out other chicks have been disappearing and has to figure out why.

Vile 3/10
Yet another Saw ripoff and a bad one.

Copy Cat 6.5/10
Sigourney Weaver play a forensic psychologist that is agoraphobic after nearly being killed by a psycho. Holly Hunter plays a cop that needs Weaver's skills to help track down a serial killer.

Clue 7.5/10
I'm sure everybody has seen this one by now if not it is worth watching.
 

busydude

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Feb 5, 2010
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Another weekend and more time killing with bad to mediocre streaming movies

Wake Wood 5/10
A couple's kid dies. They move to some hick town to start over where they find out the hicks can bring the dead back to life for 3 days. They bring the kid back and surprise she is psycho.

Adventureland 6/10
An ok comedy with Jesse Eisenberg set in 1985. Dude needs money to pay for school and takes a summer job at an amusement park.

The Ward 5/10
John Carpenter directed horror/mystery set in a mental ward. Chick sent to a crazy house and finds out other chicks have been disappearing and has to figure out why.

Vile 3/10
Yet another Saw ripoff and a bad one.

Copy Cat 6.5/10
Sigourney Weaver play a forensic psychologist that is agoraphobic after nearly being killed by a psycho. Holly Hunter plays a cop that needs Weaver's skills to help track down a serial killer.

Clue 7.5/10
I'm sure everybody has seen this one by now if not it is worth watching.
Adventure was marketed as a comedy, but it is more of a drama than a comedy. A bit mistake on the part of the marketing team. I liked the movie a lot though, one of the few teen movies I actually enjoyed.
 

sushiwarrior

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The Way, Way Back: 8.5/10. Some really funny moments, excellent job of acting by both the kid, Sam Rockwell, and Steve Carrell (wow, what an excellent douche), every part with Sam Rockwell had me laughing along. Really good fun, pretty good message for a lot of kids now (anyone with divorced parents would appreciate it I'm sure)

O Brother Where Art Thou: 9.25/10. Coen Brothers are just insanely good. What an amazing adaptation. Music is incredibly good, acting is excellent, screenplay is just astoundingly good, what an excellent movie. Loved it in almost every way. Only part that put me off was the really, really obvious fact that they weren't actually singing.

Brick: 8/10. In the same vein as O Brother Where Art Thou, another excellent adaptation of one story in a different genre. Film Noir detective flick set in high school. JGL did an admirable job of portraying the rough and gruff detective, some excellent camera work, dialogue with the "lingo" was snappy and really entertaining. Some parts really dragged on though. Thumbs up to some of the supporting roles who did an excellent job of acting - Brain and Tugger.

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou: 8.5/10. I am such a sucker for Wes Anderson's style of movie. The ridiculousness of it is just hilarious to me. Steve Zissou is such, suuuuch a well acted character. I can't give enough credit to Bill Murray for doing an excellent job. The movie is silly, stupid, superficial, and nonsensical, and I love it anyways. But that's just my opinion :p

Next on the block is Only God Forgives, Seven Samurai, Primer, The Fall, Paths of Glory, City of God, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
 

purbeast0

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21 & Over - 4/5 - pretty entertaining movie, wasn't QUITE as funny as i was expecting, and it had a little too much bromance in it for my likings.

Side Effect - 4/5 - another pretty good movie that has a neat little twist to the story, that i actually kind of caught onto before it was in your face. good solid drama movie and it was the first movie with channing tatum that i didn't think he was a horrible actor in.

Mud - 4/5 - a decent flick that was a little bit too long imo, but i liked how authentic to the south this movie seemed. it's not every day that you see movies where people live on houseboats on a river in this day and age. i probably would have given it a 3/5 if it weren't for the how authentic it felt to me, as well as how good the 2 main boys were at acting, but it was an enjoyable drama that was worth watching once and was generally a story about what love means to different people, with the main boy just being confused.
 

Aikouka

Lifer
Nov 27, 2001
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Do you deny the politics obviously injected in the "V for Vendetta" movie just because it's Sci-Fi?
Uh, yeah? I find that there's a huge difference between a movie that focuses on pushing a distinct political point and a movie that uses politics to create its world. Worlds like those in Elysium and V for Vendetta have been done time and time again. Just like with V for Vendetta, it seems to be the same damn people that try to make it be something more than it is. I remember when V for Vendetta came out and people were trying to say it was an attack piece on George W. Bush's administration.

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21 & Over - 4/5 - pretty entertaining movie, wasn't QUITE as funny as i was expecting, and it had a little too much bromance in it for my likings.
I also kind of expected it to be a bit funnier, but I thought it did a decent job with creating some interesting situations for the guys to get into. Although, the whole tower thing did go on for too long.
 

CZroe

Lifer
Jun 24, 2001
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Uh, yeah? I find that there's a huge difference between a movie that focuses on pushing a distinct political point and a movie that uses politics to create its world. Worlds like those in Elysium and V for Vendetta have been done time and time again. Just like with V for Vendetta, it seems to be the same damn people that try to make it be something more than it is.
Yeah: The people who made it.

I remember when V for Vendetta came out and people were trying to say it was an attack piece on George W. Bush's administration.
Did you miss the opening? They spelled it out for you. Their "Lewis Prothero" parody of O'Reily was just icing on the cake.

As for Alan Moore's view of the bastardization and politicization:
[The movie] has been "turned into a Bush-era parable by people too timid to set a political satire in their own country.... It's a thwarted and frustrated and largely impotent American liberal fantasy of someone with American liberal values standing up against a state run by neoconservatives — which is not what the comic V for Vendetta was about. It was about fascism, it was about anarchy, it was about England.
why can he see/admit it and not you?

It's one thing to complain about a movie for these shenanigans and it's another to go on and on complain about those complaints. So, please: quitchyerbitchin. Guy probably has a valid point considering that it's exactly what I expected after reading the synopsis.
 

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