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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 1:16 am 
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In Bruges - 10/10

Wow, holy crap is like the only way to describe just how great this movie actually is. I guess the best place to start off with is that, if is wasn't for The Dark Knight coming out in 2008, this would by far be my absolute favorite of 2008. This easily tops Gran Torino and Wall-E, which were my other two favorites from 2008, hell this even comes very close to beating out TDK for me, which also reminds me that it's time for another rewatch of TDK. I actually wasn't very sure if I'd like it that much, because first of all it's just a very weird movie to me, the movie really doesn't take long to get to the point though.

I guess 2008 was just the year for Cloin Ferrell, I mean IMO, his two best performances, this and Pride And Glory both came out in the same year. I really can't decide which was better though, because his roles in both were very different. Pride And Glory was more of a serious of a movie with a very serious performance from Ferrell, this was more of a dark action comedy but he was still very great in both. Jordan Prentice was my favorite character in this though, I don't know what it was about his character, but he was just super likeable. Anyways, Clémence Poésy was very hot, I want to see her in some movies because it was good seeing her on screen with the time she got. I felt Ralph Fiennes should've had some more screen time though, other than his voice, he wasn't even in the movie until the last 30 minutes of it.

This for me was the biggest surprise of 2008 by far, I mean the trailer just looked plain weird so I really wasn't sure what to expect. Actually I really had no interest in seeing this from the trailer, and the only reason I even saw this was because of great I kept hearing it was. I'm really, and I really mean really, glad that I decided to go out and buy this tonight. I'm a little sad that it didn't get nominated for 'Best Picture', but then again none of my 4 favorites of 2008 made it in there either. I have no doubt that it'll take home 'Best Original Screenplay' though, it's very easily better than anything else it's running against. If you're skeptical about seeing this, like I was, do yourself a favor and actually see it. Especially is you like dark comedies, because I'm sure that you won't be disappointed a bit.

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Hi newbie here,

I'm watching The Shawshank Redemption.

Awesome, 'nuff said.


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300. It was on HBO.

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300. It was on HBO.


HBO? THIS...IS...SPARTA!!!

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The Bourne Supremacy.

The weakest of the trilogy, I suppose, but still an outrageously good movie.

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Latest film was 'Brideshead Revisited', which supassed all expectations. And I was raised on the British tv adaptation from 1981, which was set the bar pretty damn high. Matthew Goode, brilliant.

Have 'In Bruges' and 'RocknRolla' lined up. On that last reccomendation, it's gonna be 'Bruges' tonight.

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Mister Pain wrote:
Latest film was 'Brideshead Revisited', which supassed all expectations. And I was raised on the British tv adaptation from 1981, which was set the bar pretty damn high. Matthew Goode, brilliant.

Have 'In Bruges' and 'RocknRolla' lined up. On that last reccomendation, it's gonna be 'Bruges' tonight.


I prefered the novel of 'Brideshead'.

Latest movies I watched:

Ghost Ship: 5/10 Meh. Though the death scenes were more hysterical than scary. In my mind anyway *hears sirens and runs away*

Let the Right One In: 10/10 AMAZING! This is the second time I've seen it and it was better the second time around (and I'd read the book after the first viewing) THIS is what Twilight SHOULD HAVE BEEN!

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V.M.L. wrote:
300. It was on HBO.


HBO? THIS...IS...SPARTA!!!


I actually slept through that movie when I saw it in a theater. :oops: Hey, it was a late night showing and I was tired!

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the last movie i saw was... Pulp Fiction. yesterday.


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The last film I saw was Alien Vs Predator: Requiem.

Is it normal to watch a film where you want every single character to die?

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Seemore wrote:
The last film I saw was Alien Vs Predator: Requiem.

Is it normal to watch a film where you want every single character to die?

Yes. Especially if it's any of the "_____ Movie" films (Epic Movie, Disaster Movie, Meet the Spartans), but in those cases you want the writers, director, and people who green-lit the project to die. :evil:

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I've never seen any of the '____ movies', but their crappiness is legend.

The studios must have a very low opinion of moviegoers to give the go ahead for the movies they do, however if the money rolls in then there'll be a lot more shitty movies to come, no doubt.

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I hope to see Taxi Driver this weekend, never saw it before.


Same here.

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I've actually been having a little movie marathon today. Here's the list:

Tropic Thunder
The Big Lebowski
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Lakeview Terrace
(Not as suck-tastic as people say it is)


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Lacuna wrote:
I've actually been having a little movie marathon today. Here's the list:

Tropic Thunder
The Big Lebowski
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Lakeview Terrace
(Not as suck-tastic as people say it is)

I adore Eternal Sunshine. :D One of my top favorite movies evar. It's always refreshing to see Jim Carrey pull of a good dramatic role.

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I adore Eternal Sunshine. :D One of my top favorite movies evar. It's always refreshing to see Jim Carrey pull of a good dramatic role.


I LOOOOVE Eternal Sunshine... In fact, I don't know anyone who dislikes it :D

I have to say, I actually prefer a serious Jim Carrey.
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I just saw 28 Days Later for the first time...
I preferred Snyder's zombie film. Admittedly, though, the film was pretty great once the soldiers showed up...
Reminded me a lot of Children of Men.

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I just saw 28 Days Later for the first time...
I preferred Snyder's zombie film. Admittedly, though, the film was pretty great once the soldiers showed up...
Reminded me a lot of Children of Men.


28 Days Later was more like The Last Man on Earth and I Am Legend (the novel) than Children of Men, while Children of Men's main plot (couples no longer able to have children) was taken from an '80s post-apocalyptic film that I can't seem to remember the name of.

I'm not sure that the two can even be compared, though the tones were somewhat similar.

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Seemore wrote:
The last film I saw was Alien Vs Predator: Requiem.

Is it normal to watch a film where you want every single character to die?


Believe it or not, I wanted every character in Kubrick's Lolita to die.

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Seemore wrote:
The last film I saw was Alien Vs Predator: Requiem.

Is it normal to watch a film where you want every single character to die?


Believe it or not, I wanted every character in Kubrick's Lolita to die.

Hahaha...
excellent.
Watched 'In Bruges' last night, which was a film where you didn't want anyone to die but you know damn well that ain't how it's gonna pan out. Fantastic.

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