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2010 Movies ahoy!
Topic by: troublemaker
Posted: January 19, 2010 - 3:38 PM PST
Last Reply: September 15, 2010 - 4:14 PM PDT

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author topic: 2010 Movies ahoy!
Battie
post #21  on May 6, 2010 - 2:13 AM PDT  
This is sort of the wrong thread, but I thought I'd mention how good Pontypool was. Especially after watching Dead Air right before it. Now that is a movie to avoid. *shudder*

Aside from a "Wtf?" ending, Pontypool had an interesting concept for how the 'zombie' plague spread. But I was mostly impressed with clever dialogue (few, if any, stupid throw-away lines), the impressive acting from the two *main* actors and the creepy path it took, a path not lined with loads of dead bodies and overhead shots of destruction. The action was very sparse, but placed in the right spots.

I'd like to say more, but I'm working on physics homework and kind of tired. :D One of those 'before I forget' posts.

I'd put Pontypool on a list of the decade's best horror.
Cinenaut
post #22  on May 6, 2010 - 12:12 PM PDT  
I finally saw "Pontypool" as well, and I thought it was one of the best horror movies I'd seen in a while. All these directors making crappy remakes of 80s horror movies should be forced to watch it to see how to create creepy dread with just actors and words.

I don't want to give away any spoilers for others, but I thought it was fun the way that the movie played with your expectations about who would survive.

Hey -- did you "stay to the end of the credits?"


> On May 6, 2010 - 2:13 AM PDT Battie wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> This is sort of the wrong thread, but I thought I'd mention how good Pontypool was. Especially after watching Dead Air right before it. Now that is a movie to avoid. *shudder*
>
> Aside from a "Wtf?" ending, Pontypool had an interesting concept for how the 'zombie' plague spread. But I was mostly impressed with clever dialogue (few, if any, stupid throw-away lines), the impressive acting from the two *main* actors and the creepy path it took, a path not lined with loads of dead bodies and overhead shots of destruction. The action was very sparse, but placed in the right spots.
>
> I'd like to say more, but I'm working on physics homework and kind of tired. :D One of those 'before I forget' posts.
>
> I'd put Pontypool on a list of the decade's best horror.
>
> ---------------------------------

Battie
post #23  on May 7, 2010 - 10:16 PM PDT  
> On May 6, 2010 - 12:12 PM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I finally saw "Pontypool" as well, and I thought it was one of the best horror movies I'd seen in a while. All these directors making crappy remakes of 80s horror movies should be forced to watch it to see how to create creepy dread with just actors and words.
>
> I don't want to give away any spoilers for others, but I thought it was fun the way that the movie played with your expectations about who would survive.
>
> Hey -- did you "stay to the end of the credits?"
> ---------------------------------

YES! That was even more "WTF?"! Seriously...but wtf?

Still kind of awesome. Has all the makings of a cult classic if there ever was one.
Battie
post #24  on May 7, 2010 - 10:44 PM PDT  
Speaking of Pontypool, I just noticed that McHattie (the awesome DJ) is going to be in ABC's Happy Town. Now I'm actually looking forward to it!
Cinenaut
post #25  on May 8, 2010 - 8:52 PM PDT  
It was a serious WTF, but it was fun.

I could really see "Pontypool" being a cult flick. It would stand up to more than one viewing, that's for sure. I had to go back and watch the scene with the kiss a second time.

> On May 7, 2010 - 10:16 PM PDT Battie wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> YES! That was even more "WTF?"! Seriously...but wtf?
>
> Still kind of awesome. Has all the makings of a cult classic if there ever was one.
> ---------------------------------



IronS
post #26  on May 9, 2010 - 12:50 AM PDT  
"Iron Man 2" was way more fun than I expected.

I'll post more observations on the Iron Man thread.
IronS
post #27  on May 9, 2010 - 12:58 AM PDT  
The good thing about movie trailers is that I get to decide what not to watch: "The A-Team" (I could barely credit this one. Egad!) and "The Last Airbender" (of course they couldn't use the full title since "Avatar" was such a big hit but live action? I prefer the cartoon).
Cinenaut
post #28  on May 10, 2010 - 1:41 PM PDT  
How about the trailer for "Super 8?"

I was looking at comments on the "Super 8" trailer on some other forum and the main topic of concern was that a pickup truck could never derail a train like that.
IronS
post #29  on May 12, 2010 - 12:28 PM PDT  
I'm going to wait on "Super 8". Yes, I was wondering about the derailment but figured it was made more spectacular for cinematic purposes.
Cinenaut
post #30  on May 13, 2010 - 4:30 PM PDT  
I'm sorry, but the new "Robin Hood" looks way too year 2000 / Gladiatoresque. I'm passing on that one.
IronS
post #31  on May 14, 2010 - 4:53 PM PDT  
Me, too. Of course, I realized that I've only seen one Russell Crowe film, Master and Commander, so it's no great loss to me.
Battie
post #32  on May 15, 2010 - 4:33 PM PDT  
Speaking of Robin Hood, can someone tell me when this fad for slow-motion is going to end? I've come to absolutely despise it. Curse The Matrix and 300 to the depths of hell. >:|

I mean, slow-motion has always been around, but usually for dramatic effect. It's not meant to be in every single action shot, damnit. So. Incredibly. Boring.
underdog
post #33  on June 3, 2010 - 11:19 AM PDT  
> On May 15, 2010 - 4:33 PM PDT Battie wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Speaking of Robin Hood, can someone tell me when this fad for slow-motion is going to end? I've come to absolutely despise it. Curse The Matrix and 300 to the depths of hell. >:|
>
> I mean, slow-motion has always been around, but usually for dramatic effect. It's not meant to be in every single action shot, damnit. So. Incredibly. Boring.
> ---------------------------------

I agree, Battie, it's one of those trendy overused "tricks" that has become a major irritant.

Another pet peeve of mine as of late is the way all movie trailers are now edited the same, with the same music cues even. It's like: Cut this faster and faster, build the music and then... DRAMATIC PAUSE in the music. And then beat, beat, beat. Even the frickin' new Karate Kid movie trailer uses this method. You know what I'm talking about even if I didn't describe it clearly.
underdog
post #34  on June 3, 2010 - 11:23 AM PDT  
Summer movies a-coming! Which are you looking forward to?

The OTHER GUYS (Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg?!)

PREDATORS

THE LAST AIRBENDER (Formerly Avatar the Last Airbender and then changed for some odd reason ;-) )

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (due out August 13) (Can't wait!)

TOY STORY 3 (I pray it's good, Pixar rarely lets me down)

INCEPTION (Trailer here).

Check out this cast of the latter:
Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, Michael Caine, and Lukas Haas (!)
Cinenaut
post #35  on June 4, 2010 - 11:09 AM PDT  
"Inception" makes me think "Dark City II" for some reason, but what a great cast!

"Splice" is getting pretty good reviews for a monster movie.
underdog
post #36  on June 4, 2010 - 12:21 PM PDT  
> On June 4, 2010 - 11:09 AM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> "Inception" makes me think "Dark City II" for some reason, but what a great cast!

Yeah, amazing cast. And it looks like Charlie Kaufman meets Roland Emmerich so I don't know what to expect but hopes are up.
>
> "Splice" is getting pretty good reviews for a monster movie.
> ---------------------------------
I'm going to see it today; will report back! Looks creepy but very interesting. His Cube was as well.
Battie
post #37  on June 5, 2010 - 8:40 PM PDT  
> On June 3, 2010 - 11:23 AM PDT underdog wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Summer movies a-coming! Which are you looking forward to?
>
> The OTHER GUYS (Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg?!)
>
> PREDATORS
>
> THE LAST AIRBENDER (Formerly Avatar the Last Airbender and then changed for some odd reason ;-) )
>
> Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (due out August 13) (Can't wait!)
>
> TOY STORY 3 (I pray it's good, Pixar rarely lets me down)
>
> INCEPTION (Trailer here).
>
> Check out this cast of the latter:
> Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, Michael Caine, and Lukas Haas (!)
> ---------------------------------

I've heard Predators might be good, but I'll reserve my urge to see it until word gets around after the release. The Last Airbender, I want to watch because I'm on of the few people who likes the director's movies and I loved the tv show.

Sci-fi/thriller plot + Ellen Page as an adult? Awesome. But I'm most looking forward to Splice and Survival of the Dead. Also kinda wanna see the movie about the Hawaiian Princess.

Is it weird that I want to see Russell Brand in Get Him to the Greek? (Is it weird I first typed in 'wank' instead of want?) Honestly, I usually don't like those "types" of flicks. And the chubby guy has never impressed me, regardless of what indie flick he does.

Speaking of not being impressed: Matt Smith. Also, Moffat's episodes aren't half as good as Davies. I know, shocking. Blink is still my fave. And maybe they don't seem as good because Smith simply doesn't have the emotional punch to carry the deeper scenes. And his menacing moments aren't half as disturbing as they should be (remember Eccleston? Now that's a man ya didn't cross). I'm very disappointed.

Anyway, I'm working a (summer) job now. But I'm already broke thanks to a collision that was my fault. Somehow her bumper hit the plastic bits on the front of my car instead of my bumper. *flushes money down the drain*
underdog
post #38  on June 7, 2010 - 11:35 AM PDT  
Splice was crazy. I'll try to finish my review of it today. Some mixed things about it (and a few dumb things) but it's memorable, slyly funny in that Canadian sort of way and def worth seeing.
Cinenaut
post #39  on June 7, 2010 - 1:53 PM PDT  
"Get Him to the Greek" was funny in sections, but the bromance formula is starting to show its age.
artifex
post #40  on June 7, 2010 - 11:28 PM PDT  
Saw a trailer for "Agora," today.
Looks visually interesting, but maybe a bit too preachy.
Anyone seen it, yet?
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