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    I liked Looper as well. Everyone was great in it, but that little kid who plays Cid was fantastic.

    edit: did anyone else think the looper guns looked like those giant pepper mills that waiters have in restaurants?
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2012
    @ Oldhat

    You've reminded me to buy that on DVD!
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2012
    "Awwwww, c'mon!"

    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2012
    Ben: I can see what you mean, though one thing that's different is that there was no wedding in the end. The happy ending wasn't her realising that she DID love one of the boys and wanted to marry him (after being half-rescued by him or something like that), it was that she got the freedom she always wanted, and gained a stronger relationship with her mother based on mutual respect. It's the most feminist film I've seen in a while, and doesn't beat you around the head with it too much, either.

    Also brilliant: A mass of naked, middle-aged men's arses in a children's/ family film?! Brilliant. :D

    Yeah, La Luna was absolutely beautiful. LOVED the theme of it and it had those classic Pixar "Oh man, that's so clever!!" moments. It's such an amazingly creative bunch of people, I'm constantly astounded by their work. For the record, I have now stopped using "more than one way to skin a cat" and switched to "more than one way to sweep the moon". :)
    • CommentAuthorCrusherJoe
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2012

    That's my favorite REO Speedwagon song. Also, I've watched it with the making-of thingie running and also the commentary track.
    "This is the most pretentious commentary I think we've ever done."
    "And the most self-congratulatory."

    La Luna in front of BRAVE was perfect for me, as I'm in a very Lord Dunsany phase right now, and the fable-ness (Fabulousness?) of it just hit the spot.
    • CommentTimeOct 3rd 2012
    THE PRINCESS BRIDE is apparently just now out on Blu Ray, and dammit, that's one of the few things that would ever make me consider upgrading to a new physical media player. There's a ton of awesome little stories about it on the web now as they just had a reunion get-together. That is one of only four or five films I will always stop and watch if I catch it randomly on television.
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    It's been out on blu for a while, this is just a new 25th anniversary edition. Whether or not it's a new master or just a re-use of the old one, or if the extras are any good I know not.
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    Finally found a horror film watching buddy out there and starting to catch up the last... uh, 10 years of films or so >.>

    Started with The Martyrs yesterday. Well now that was a heartwarming fun little flick. Picked up the dubbed version accidentally, and although the dubbing was good, it distanced me from the film a bit. Certainly an interesting statement in a way, but maybe something that would've worked even better as a graphic novel.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeOct 5th 2012
    International trailer for Wreck-It Ralph.

    Mostly bits from the previous two trailers, but with some new bits.
    • CommentTimeOct 5th 2012

    do yourself a favour.

    Watch Event Horizon.
    • CommentTimeOct 5th 2012 edited
    First half of Event Horizon: Fucking brilliance.
    Second half: Eehhhhhhhhh, not so much.

    It has the same problem the TV movie based on the Langoliers has. The first half is creepy as fuck, but when they actually have to turn tension suspense into a climax, it just turns into crud.
    • CommentAuthorOxbrow
    • CommentTimeOct 5th 2012
    I've put forward my "Paul W.S. Anderson is a good horror director who wants to be an action director" theory before. Event Horizon and AVP are my main evidence. Good starting tension, adequate at best concluding action. I hope one day he makes a horror film all the way through.
    • CommentAuthormanglr
    • CommentTimeOct 5th 2012
    "Juan of the Dead" is the finest Cuban zombie movie ever made.
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    Just watched Oldboy. Holy heck that was fucked up. Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame was enjoyable, but I think I was expecting more martial arts, and it's rather an all around well done fantasy.

    Lawrence of Arabia on the big screen this past Thursday was just magic. Full Entr'acte and intermission, and the Scorsese comments prior to the film starting were very welcome. I have the first DVD issue with all the extras, and Spielberg had a presence on it, since he was part of the restoration, but I liked hearing Marty talk about the film. Also, they ran some of the newsreels that I recognized from the dvd, and I had never seen full sized newsreels before. That was awesome.
    • CommentAuthorandycon
    • CommentTimeOct 6th 2012
    glad that my local theater that sends me 50 e-mails a week about pop corn deals and Obama 2016 failed to mention the one day only Lawrence of Arabia.
    • CommentTimeOct 6th 2012 edited
    The Cabin in the Woods was ooooodles of fun! (Another horror movie well worth watching, and all the better to get into without foreknowledge about the film.)
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeOct 6th 2012
    Saw Dredd. I'm usually not into ultra-violent nihilistic stuff, but this was so well done!

    As is usually the case, the 3D kind of disappeared after about a half-hour. It became noticeable again in one jarring scene involving distorted faces.
    • CommentTimeOct 7th 2012
    So I missed Iron Sky in the theater, but I was in target today and there it was. Hilarious, 'splosiony, and awesome. Up there with Big Trouble In Little China for ridiculous fun.
    • CommentTimeOct 8th 2012 edited
    Watched the Chernobyl Diaries yesterday with the group we went there with a couple of years ago, and Jesus - what a croc of shit it was. I mean, they were absolutely masterful in bypassing everything that was scary in a radioactive city. Like, say, the fucking radioactivity :D Otherwise the plot and the idea was such a low hanging fruit they must've used an excavator to find it.

    What a sad waste of awesome milieu...

    Afterwards we watched an art movie called Heavy Water - A Film for Chernobyl, and it was totally awesome.
    • CommentTimeOct 9th 2012