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    • CommentAuthormanglr
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2012
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    Django Unchained is awesome.

    I rather enjoyed a seeming comment by Tarantino on 3D movies towards the end of the movie. As well as some obligatory cameos, and the glory of practical effect blood squibs.

    Oh yes, and Fritz rocks.
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    Saw "This is 40" today. A lot of people seem to be really hating on this movie, but I liked it. It's a different type of movie than "Knocked Up" and maybe that is what people are expecting.
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    Most of the hate I've seen for it is because it's very much a 'Rich White People Problems' movie.
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    It pretty much is, but the same can be said for most of Woody Allen's films though.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeDec 30th 2012
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    Which is one reason I don't like Woody Allen's films.
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    Cabin in the Woods is on dvd at the library, so I finally watched it, and y'all are right. It's great.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeDec 30th 2012
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    The Hobbit made me feel like I’d just played a three-hour long session of Dungeons and Dragons with all my best friends.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeDec 31st 2012
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    So.

    You know what?

    This has been one fucking incredible year for the movies.

    I still haven't seen Beasts of the Southern Wild or Silver Linings Playbook or Django Unchained.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeJan 1st 2013
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    Finally got around to watching 'God Bless America' last night.

    I think that might be my film of 2012. It was exactly what I needed for my mental state, hehe.

    I do like a movie that doesn't treat the audience like they're idiots.
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    I made the mistake of going to see Zero Dark Thirty today. I'm siding with the people who are calling this irresponsible pro torture propaganda. Theres a lot of it in the beginning of the film and I think it could have been totally cut from the film without ruining the narrative structure. In fact, other than bringing up the alias name of Bin Ladens currier, served little purpose to the story.
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      CommentAuthoraike
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2013
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    Saw the Hobbit, thought it was the worst movie I have seen since Prometheus. I am not even talking the Book vs. Film thing, because I had decided previously I wouldn't let myself care about any of that, they were separate entities.

    However:

    a) That movie needs a decent editing desperately. How someone sat in the editing room and thought to themselves: "wow this is great", I do not know. Pacing, tension curve, story thread, action sequences - all were just awful, in my opinion.
    b) It desperately needed shortening by about 50%. There was no need for it to be 3 hours, the story implemented did not warrant 3 hours, and it was just the feeling of "Oh, oh we need to show that, too..." that made it that. As Saint-Exupery said, perfection is when there is nothing left to remove.
    c) The acting was mediocre.
    d) The entire movie can be summarized as such: Dwarves bumble about, Hobbit feels out of place, Deus Ex machina gets involved, everyone runs screaming, Gandalf saves everyone. Repeat ad nauseam.
    e) The hyper-crisp 48fps 3D deluxe glorificarama digital thing. It does make for fluid motion. It also makes everything look so artificial that everything ends up looking like a cheap soap opera. I imagine it will be great for certain things, but it is clear the post people were not sure how to handle all the added crispness and got themselves into trouble.
    d) The camera didn't help - I found myself wondering sometimes if perhaps they just let some film school kids take over the cam for a while. Some terrible cinematographical atrocities done here.

    To sum up, it wasn't even a good popcorn movie.
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    @ aike - ouch; I'm still to see it but I'm starting to side with the critics. You may've just pushed me into 'I'll wait for the dvd' territory.

    @Stefan J - damn right. An incredible year.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2013
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    I started a "January through March" movies thread.

    This one was supposed to end at the end of Black November!