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    • CommentTimeJul 10th 2012
    Just watched Tyrannosaur and it floored me. A masterpiece from top to bottom.
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    @StefanJ: I'll admit that the main reason I went to see Moonrise Kingdom was "it's a film with Bill Murray in it", which was pretty stupid of me since he's not really in it all that much. On the other hand, I really liked all the other characters and the way the plot sort of lurched and twitched its way to the finish line. One thing that threw me a bit was that the trailer for it was mostly made up of stuff in chronological order that you're meant to get given as flashbacks further into the film.
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    I just saw Moonrise Kingdom and I'm not entirely sure how I feel about it. The first parts with the kids was a bit dull but that could be the curmudgeon in me. I really enjoyed all of the adult actors who did terrific jobs even in small roles (Jason Schwartzman making everyone spit out their gum and Tilda Swinton's delightfully mad outfit were great.) Edward Norton and Bruce Willis were both fantastic and they're the characters I'd watch the movie over for. I did enjoy Anderson's direction and goddamn does that young girl make for a striking image in her pink outfit. I think I just found the young boy obnoxious.

    Either way, it was a good time. I love an island setting.

    It's probably just like the Life Aquatic where I'm mixed on the first go around but then I find the magic on the second watching.
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2012 edited
    Snowtown: Massive kudos to the cast of this film. They really made this movie something else for me. Lucas Pittaway was especially good. He managed to break my heart every time he was on screen.
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    Just saw "The Dark Knight Rises". Liked it, didn't love it. My main beef is in the beginning of the film:
    Batman has quit for 8 years. That's bullshit. Batman doesn't quit, because he's fucking Batman.
    My other problem with it is that the fight scenes are a little lame. In the same summer we have a movie like "Raid: Redemption", every movie that has a fight scene needs to step up their game to be at least half as exciting as that. This movie will appeal to people who don't like superheroes all that much, which is fine I guess. Large chunks of this movie does not have Batman in it. That said, I liked it O.K. My favorite superhero film this summer is still "The Avengers".
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    I have a great deal to say about the Dark Knight Rises.

    But it is awful late. It was triumphant.
    • CommentAuthorandycon
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2012
    Over dubbing of Bane's voice was very distracting. Besides that, loved it
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2012
    Bane = Sean Connery ?
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2012
    The fella said that too! I didn't hear it so much, though I thought he sounded a little like Liam Neeson. Which is far more appropriate.
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2012
    I thought is was a cross between Colonel Gentleman and Dr. Henry Killinger from the Venture Bros., and yes, that was the really offputting bit. Oh well, at least my mancrush on Joseph Gordon-Levitt continues unabated.

    I don't think I shall comment on the movie apart from those bits in for a few weeks.
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    I had similar a thought. More along the lines of: Bane = Patrick Stewart + Alan Partridge

    Great movie, though.
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    The review of all reviews for The Dark Knight Rises is at by Darren in Dublin. It is a superlative review. I have done a review of his review at so I hope you will visit both these links.
    • CommentAuthorkmcleod
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2012
    Reviews of reviews?
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2012
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2012
    Felt tingly and happy after Dark Knight Rises, but also a little icky. Also Bane is Lord Humongous/Vader.
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd 2012
    @ chris g

    For me, Batman will always be Vader.

    • CommentTimeJul 23rd 2012
    Dark Knight... I loved the good bits, I didn't like the bad bits.

    The middle and some of the action sequences where a bit baggy, I liked Cat Woman but I don't think the character was well developed and the climax was on the verge of being an Adam West moment - but - I enjoyed it in the context of "Chris Nolan's Batman".

    I look forward to what Warner's decide to do with Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
    • CommentAuthorOxbrow
    • CommentTimeJul 23rd 2012 edited
    If you liked Batman Begins you might well like it more than I did, as it's very much a sequel to that with some housecleaning from The Dark Knight in a few scenes, but if like me you were lukewarm to it and only really liked The Dark Knight you may be disappointed, as it shares a number of the things I didn't like first time out. Had things I liked, but they're mostly tricks and surprises (and I was well ahead of one of them) so I'm unlikely to hurry to see it again.
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    I've noticed that it seems to be doing particularly poorly with critics (myself among them) who tend toward a more formalist approach. Pretty sure this is because as soon as you start prodding at the themes the whole movie unravels. It's really unfortunate.

    That said, there are some great moments in the film. They just don't really add up to a coherent whole.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2012
    I really enjoyed Bats, and the music itself got me all pumped-up. When I look back at some of the Bat-crap films that were knocked-out before Nolan took over, I can't complain.

    But hey, I got drunk and fell through a garage-roof shouting, "BAAANE!" in 1994, so I'm biased.