Old 12-24-2012, 07:06 AM
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Originally Posted by ChronoGrl View Post
Catfish (2010)

I had someone ruin this for me :/
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by fortunato View Post
I had someone ruin this for me :/
Oh, no - In what way?

I actually knew the reveal going in because the TV Show starts with him explaining what happened to him... But, honestly, even though I knew the ultimate conclusion it was still a fascinating watch. I think what makes it so watchable is that the subjects are all incredibly real, sympathetic, and likable people. If that's what ruined it, I say give it a spin anyway.

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Old 12-24-2012, 10:48 AM
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The classic "Black Christmas"

Yeah, I'm a Scrooge. BAH FUCKING HUMBUG!
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Gekkakou View Post
The classic "Black Christmas"

Yeah, I'm a Scrooge. BAH FUCKING HUMBUG!
I'm pretty sure that's my favorite horror movie of all time.


Bait (2012)

Not surprisingly, this was just bad. I am typically all about bad horror movies that involve sharks (like my beloved Deep Blue Sea), but sadly I just couldn't get through this. Too bad; it was nice to see Xavier Samuel again. Groooowwwl.

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Old 12-25-2012, 12:37 PM
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Just watched ParaNorman and Prometheous. ParaNorman was decent, not quite as good as I was hoping though. Prometheous was excellent, you can definitely see how it was influenced by Planet of the Vampires.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:41 PM
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What a ridiculous movie.

We had a blast.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:49 PM
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Prometheous was excellent
People here seem to really like that movie. I thought it was an absolute mess.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:15 AM
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Les Miserables

Justt saw it last night. Wow I loved it. I will probably go see it again while its in theatres. But due to cost will probably wait till dollar theatre for more viewings.
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:26 AM
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"Silent Night" 5/10

Mediocre slasher with a not so interesting story.

"The Fourth Kind" 1/10

Almost unwatchable, especially thanks to the character Abigail who's one of the saddest, ugliest females in movie history. But the way she looked didn't hold a candle to the way she spoke. Was driving me absolutely insane. And on top of that the director and cast had the audacity to have the audience believe this was actually a true story with real footage. MY ASS!!!

"Dredd" 7-8/10

Tiny tiny story, but BLOODY entertaining.

"Life of Pi " 9/10


Had most of the key moments from the book and i predict both to become future classics. An original fairytale. :)
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:07 AM
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Fanboys, don't crucify me for what follows...

Powerful - that's the one word which comes to mind when the end credits start rolling. Don't get me wrong here, but I rank this above The Dark Knight for more reasons than one.
What made the second film of the trio rise above the rest was the absolute fantastic presence of Heath Ledger as the Joker. Take him out of the scene, and what's left is Nolan's Batman Begins with Harvey Dent thrown in (no offence to Aaron Eckhart, he was superb), which I consider to be the weakest of the three.
In this, you have Bruce Wayne's human persona taking over The Batman, showing his frailty, his weakness, his guilt...in short, he's human after all. The Batman was never a superhero in the "super" sense, and this film nails that aspect of this wonderful character. Then, there's Bane. The towering, all-powerful, almost anti-Batman. He's everything the dark knight isn't, and much more. Frame by frame, shot by shot, his remorselessness takes over the scenes and envelops you completely. Tom Hardy hadn't just worked on his physique, but on the spirit and mental state of Bane as well. Kudos to him, and to Nolan for building on that.


No film is spared from plotholes, and this one isn't either. The Batman moving straight into a fist-fight with Bane with no prior preparations, only to get the stuffing knocked out of him and his back broken as well? Completely out of character. And then the double "reveals" at the end? I totally get the first one, to tie up some loose ends together, but the second one was unnecessary. They could have ended with Blake chancing upon the Batcave and left it there (how the hell does Blake know such a lot about The Batman anyway? Even Gordon doesn't know stuff which Blake does!)
No film is spared from underwhelming characters, and this isn't either as well - I found Anne Hathaway's Catwoman completely bogged down. For all money, she wouldn't be in the film and nobody would notice it. I think Nolan just threw her in to keep the fanboys happy - especially the geek-tastic moment when her curves light up the Batpod. And there isn't any sort of chemistry existing between her and Bale (I prefer Burton's Batman Returns over this film for this chemistry between both characters). Catwoman has a lot of history with our hero, and there's supposed to be sparks when both of them are in the same frame - unfortunately none of them exist here, except a couple of forced kisses as afterthoughts.

(*****END OF SPOILERS*****)

All said and done, this is truly a wonderful, powerful film. Amidst the fantastic shots of NY's skylines, a CGI moment which completely takes your breath away, Bruce's sheer frustration at his own helplessness as Bane takes Gotham hostage, a script which could have been a lot more tight had theren't been so many unnecessary twists, it's a film which everyone should savor. Even those who don't read comics and are not fans of all the characters onscreen.
Funny how re-watches change your initial thoughts about a film. A fitting end to the trilogy, though.

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