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    • CommentAuthormanglr
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd 2013
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    In my experience there are two types of Brad Pitt movies - Short Hair and Long Hair. Not all short hair movies are good, but I've never seen a long hair movie that ever been worth a damn.

    Yep, saw World War Z. As most people should be aware of by now, it bears little resemblance to the novel beyond a shared title. If you just mentally re-title it 'Brad Pitt Running from Fast Zombies', you'll probably have a better time. Without the World War Z baggage, it's not entirely horrible, but it's not good either. The PG13 rating hurts from a gore perspective. But mostly, the screenplay is wafer thin. No characters other than Brad matter (in spite of bringing on some nice 'that guy' actors), and the resolution of the plot is laid out like an episode of 'Blue's Clues' in which the dog is popping up to point at the important bits for the benefit of the slowest member of the audience.

    The movie really doesn't bring anything new to the table.

    And if you want a good modern zombie picture, I always stand by 'Pontypool'.
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    This is why I love Whitechapel. Don't watch the second biggest movie in the world, instead see if you can purchase online an obscure film a novelist made in his basement.
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      CommentAuthorStoto
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd 2013
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    ^ This
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd 2013
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    Pontypool is awesome. Like a zombie film written by William S. Burroughs.
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd 2013
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    I second Pontypool. A rather creepy movie.

    So yes i will be off to Watch World War Zed, and probably Man Of Steel later on.

    And then I will finally get the chance to see SIGHTSEERS, next weekend. Have high hopes for this film. Everyone I know who has seen it has said nothing but great things about it.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd 2013
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    I watched and quite enjoyed Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing.
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd 2013 edited
     (11051.107)
    Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem

    ETA: Bugger, had a feeling it'd get shitcanned considering it wasn't an official release. Worth looking at if you can find it anywhere, though.
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    This video pretty much describes what I felt was wrong with Man of Steel-
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd 2013
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    You know, I was going to go see Man of Steel, just to have seen it. I don't think I will, now.
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    Alan Tyson - It wasn't entirely bad. It's like all Zack Snyder movies; beautiful but no depth.
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    So World War Z was better than Man of Steel, and This is the End blew both of them away.

    Man of Steel wasn't a movie about Superman. It had Clark Kent, Ma & Pa Kent, Lois Lane, a couple other people, but Superman? Nope, sorry. That guy fighting on screen wasn't him. I think they accidentally made Collateral Damage Man: The Movie instead. At least World War Z had the decency to not pretend it was a representation of the thing it was based on. WWZ was shallow and only had one character on the screen despite the large number of people, but it was pleasant spectacle with some neat zombie bits.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd 2013
     (11051.112)
    This video pretty much describes what I felt was wrong with Man of Steel-


    The best take on Superman that I've ever seen came in Hitman 34.

    In my opinion, Max's take on Superman is flawed. Superman is not here to save the world or to rule it. Superman wants to live in the world with us as one of its citizens, specifically one of its American citizens. In the spirit, he's willing to help us. Not save us, especially from ourselves. Not do for us. Not rule us. Help.

    For all Superman's power, he's still as fallible and imperfect as any one of us. Superman's strength isn't that his "awesome powerz" let him always make the right decision, it's that his background and family life with the Kent ensured that all the decisions he makes are rooted in a foundation and goodness and decency. Is there a lot of death and destruction in MoS? Absolutely, but it's completely appropriate for the fallout of godlike beings doings battle.

    The fact of the matter is that if this movie was about a guy named Clark who learned he was an alien named Kal El and then made the decision to battle his birth people and defend his adopted people (in short, if all the Superman references vanished), most of these complaints would vanish.
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    I'd actually still have a problem with the collateral damage. It's kind of hard to believe that someone's supposed to be a hero when they just don't care about the hundreds of people hurt and killed in the crossfire.
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    Yeah thats what I was shocked by, the amount of damage. The city was completely destroyed and at the end they were back at the daily planet like nothing happened.
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    went to see 'man of steel' and have to agree with the previous comments zero depth and too many innocent deaths for a superman movie, but it was the stealing of idea's/things from other movies that annoyed me, 'avatar', 'the matrix' 'independence day' and even borrowed a song from 'singles'.
    I'm a bit tired of superhero/action movies with a big action scene destroying a city at the end as some kind of reward for sitting through forced exposition, being treated like an idiot and product placement, 'man of steeling', 'man of sears', 'man of nikon', 'man of ihop' just a few alternate titles that would not have surprised me.
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    Just finished watching "Better Things: The Life and Choices of Jeffrey Catherine Jones". Worth watching if you are a fan of Jones' work. It's available to download for $20.00 here:

    http://films.myfilmblog.com/req.php?req=static.php&page=better-things
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeJun 24th 2013 edited
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    @taphead: I'm going to have to watch Pontypool.

    I saw World War Z. I no-longer trust my head to make work out if I'm enjoying all these big-budget films. I'm jaded; tired of watching films and waiting for them to finish. I don't know what I'm saying...

    Zombies: I wish I could time-travel to a trashy drive-in in the sixties and be a teenager watching Night of the Living Dead. And feel some fucking fear-and-threat. But It's not going to happen.

    Ah, ignore me Whitechapel. I got a headache.
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      CommentAuthorAlastair
    • CommentTimeJun 24th 2013
     (11051.118)
    Went to see world war z. Walked out less than an hour in. I'm not sitting through shit like that anymore. It was just hopeless from the get go
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeJun 24th 2013
     (11051.119)
    Flecky, if you need an antidote, maybe try playing The Last of Us. Or the Walking Dead game, which I also hear is excellent but I haven't tried. I'm kind of sick and tired of zombies but The Last of Us is fantastic.
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      CommentAuthorTF
    • CommentTimeJun 25th 2013
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    I no-longer trust my head to make work out if I'm enjoying all these big-budget films. I'm jaded; tired of watching films and waiting for them to finish. I don't know what I'm saying...


    You know exactly what you're saying.

    And you're right.