The I Watched Recently Thread *possible spoilers*

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  • rapmastermindrapmastermind Entertainment/Pop Culture/Media Analyst New York CityPosts: 5,567 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    GRADE (B) Denzel is probably my favorite actor ever if not one of the favorites. So in his 3rd go around playing the bad guy comes along in this action/thriller "Safe House". It was good but I have to be honest, every since "Training Day" Hollywood loves to type cast Denzel always mentoring someone (White and young) and this was no different. It was basically "Training Day" but in the CIA instead of the police department. Denzel went hard though.

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    GRADE (C-) Well let me just say I know why this flopped, After "Battleship" dude career might be on life support. The acting was terrible, it felt like a B movie but with great effects. They spent over 200 Million on this and it just wasn't good. It's based off a Classic book but the movie didn't translate it well. Weak.
  • inthacutinthacut Posts: 955 ✭✭✭
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    Get past the so so voice over work and you will not be disappointed.

    Great film
  • inthacutinthacut Posts: 955 ✭✭✭
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    GRADE (B) Denzel is probably my favorite actor ever if not one of the favorites. So in his 3rd go around playing the bad guy comes along in this action/thriller "Safe House". It was good but I have to be honest, every since "Training Day" Hollywood loves to type cast Denzel always mentoring someone (White and young) and this was no different. It was basically "Training Day" but in the CIA instead of the police department. Denzel went hard though.

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    GRADE (C-) Well let me just say I know why this flopped, After "Battleship" dude career might be on life support. The acting was terrible, it felt like a B movie but with great effects. They spent over 200 Million on this and it just wasn't good. It's based off a Classic book but the movie didn't translate it well. Weak.

    homey from john carter and battleship came outta nowhere to get these big budget roles, and them shits flopped. he's got Savages, an oliver stone flick coming out this summer too. if that flops, its curtains for him
  • R.D.R.D. Posts: 14,342 ✭✭✭✭✭
    finally caught Safe House, i didnt like it

    Of course Denzel did his thing but movie was predictable

    it seems like im the only person who hated Watchmen
  • atribecalledgabiatribecalledgabi Posts: 7,384 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    damn good film. deep & complex while being completely subtle.
    fassbender & mcqueen have something special. gonna watch hunger next.
  • loch121loch121 Posts: 10,956 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    I Spit On Your Grave remake is good.

    Deadheads is funny

    And I be seeing Attack The Block on cable but never watch it.may have to
  • playmaker88playmaker88 Mobile, Agile, Hostile Posts: 54,393 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Deniro and Norton

    was a great character piece psychological thriller
  • rapmastermindrapmastermind Entertainment/Pop Culture/Media Analyst New York CityPosts: 5,567 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    GRADE (B -), I hadn't seen the 1st one in a while so I rented both and watched them back to back. This is actually a pretty good franchise and I can't wait for part 3. Guy Ritchie's action style makes the whole Sherlock Holmes concept even more exciting. The Sequel wasn't as good as the original but it was still good. Even had Noomi Rapace from "Prometheus" in it. I liked it.
  • rip.dillarip.dilla 天道様 Posts: 15,227 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Stone was hella boring to me. It was DeNiro and Norton again after The Score ..

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    French film. Very good
  • Young GunnerYoung Gunner Posts: 5,288 ✭✭✭✭✭
    loch121 wrote: »
    I Spit On Your Grave remake is good.

    Deadheads is funny

    And I be seeing Attack The Block on cable but never watch it.may have to

    Attack The Block is in my top 10 best/favorite movies of last year
  • dogfromduckhuntdogfromduckhunt Posts: 619 ✭✭✭
    Alien. '03 director's cut. Scary as shit. Pretty as hell on blu ray. Insane amount of value people put on cats.
    DillaDeaf
  • TrockmTrockm Posts: 1,117 ✭✭✭✭
    To me Drive was boring as shit
    atribecalledgabiR.D.Craig Robinson
  • rapmastermindrapmastermind Entertainment/Pop Culture/Media Analyst New York CityPosts: 5,567 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    The Thing (Prequel 2011) Grade (C). Now if you haven't seen the original "The Thing" from 1982, check it out, it's still a Classic till this day. Well John Carpenter didn't return for the prequel. It was ok, followed the same formula as the original film. The only thing that made it tolerable is the fact you knew everything that was happening would lead to the original film. So it was ok, not great.

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    The Knowing Grade (B) - This was actually not that bad and had a lot of twist and turns and some brutal scenes. Nic Cage is mostly hit or miss but this one turned out decent. It had a lot of themes about life and death, heaven and hell, religion and science. So I did enjoy it
  • S.jR.S.jR. "Living, breathing exigent circumstances." Posts: 4,401 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Enjoyed Safe House, predictability and all. Good action and great pace.

    John Carter was very meh.. I wanted it to be good but damn and on top of it meh for like 2 and 1/2 hours is WOAT.
  • TrockmTrockm Posts: 1,117 ✭✭✭✭
    Trockm wrote: »
    To me Drive was boring as shit

    It was, the trailer had it looking pretty dope. Watched it and was stoned faced throughout the movie, like is this shit for real.
  • S.jR.S.jR. "Living, breathing exigent circumstances." Posts: 4,401 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Watched Chronicle.. entertaining movie.. fucked up what happened to Steve.. smh
  • A.J. TrillzynskiA.J. Trillzynski the IC's Patrick BatemanPosts: 2,111 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Trockm wrote: »
    Trockm wrote: »
    To me Drive was boring as shit

    It was, the trailer had it looking pretty dope. Watched it and was stoned faced throughout the movie, like is this shit for real.

    thank you, glad that others feel this way. i blind purchased this movie because it was so hyped and was greatly disappointed.
  • R.D.R.D. Posts: 14,342 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Trockm wrote: »
    To me Drive was boring as shit
    that movie was so horrible
  • dogfromduckhuntdogfromduckhunt Posts: 619 ✭✭✭
    No Mercy. Okay movie. Like a 2 hour law and order episode with a korean horror director tossed in for the (few) crime parts.
  • aneed123aneed123 Posts: 15,779 ✭✭✭✭✭
    just watched 50/50 great movie
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  • In Your Moms RoomIn Your Moms Room I make money while I sleep I don't even no Posts: 7,360 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Still haven't seen "Attack of the Block", gotta check it out. I really want to see "The Grey" also.

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    Grade (B- ), it was basically the female Hangover but it did have a lot of funny parts in it.

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    Grade (C), I can't believe you have 2 of the biggest stars in the world and they couldn't make a better movie than that. Also the ending was weak and I was shaking my Head. This should of been way more action packed and it would actually have been hot instead it was basically a Drama Love Story with a little action in the mix.

    Disagree with both. Bridesmaid was 10 times better then the Hangover. I give it an A. Kristin Wig is hilarious. The air plane scene had me in tears. So fucking funny. The big girl was so fucking funny too. Everything came out her mouth was funny.

    The tourist was a B imo. But, i hear you because alot of people dissed it. There was some good action in it. Jonny Depp came through and spazzed as usual. Dude is a beast, and was great in this movie. The end had my like WTF, and i love a good twist.
  • In Your Moms RoomIn Your Moms Room I make money while I sleep I don't even no Posts: 7,360 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    GRADE (B) Denzel is probably my favorite actor ever if not one of the favorites. So in his 3rd go around playing the bad guy comes along in this action/thriller "Safe House". It was good but I have to be honest, every since "Training Day" Hollywood loves to type cast Denzel always mentoring someone (White and young) and this was no different. It was basically "Training Day" but in the CIA instead of the police department. Denzel went hard though.

    Carter-Poster-Preview.jpg

    GRADE (C-) Well let me just say I know why this flopped, After "Battleship" dude career might be on life support. The acting was terrible, it felt like a B movie but with great effects. They spent over 200 Million on this and it just wasn't good. It's based off a Classic book but the movie didn't translate it well. Weak.

    N/s safe house. i give it a C+. Just average. The ending was good. Had nice action. But as an action movie, there are sooooo many better ones. Ryan Reynolds was good though. You can tell he is growing as an actor and getting better. But again, it could have been a much better movie. I gave it a C+ instead of a C because Denzel turned out to be good at the end and that was a twist i didn't expect.
  • kingofbama205kingofbama205 Posts: 2,044 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Think like a man...funny ass movie really good
  • Knives AmilliKnives Amilli Posts: 4,581 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Saw ted last night with my niccas and I have to say:

    For good and for naught: this is a Seth MacFarlane product and if you are familiar with his work, you know what to expect.

    Lets start with the bad: 80's references are the main course here, people. Seth continues his obsession with making you relive the nostalgic moments of his childhood and much of the humor revolves around now obscure references; with a huge chunk of the movie dedicated to a running gag involving the cheesy 80's film adaptation of Flash Gordon.

    There's also the usual MacFarlane-isms: the use of cutaways, a pointless overtly long fight scene, humor steeped in pop culture, race, sex, and body functions, references to Family Guy, and the usual absurdist gags.

    However (onto the good)

    a huge chunk of the movie is fun. When Seth lets the stoner childhood buddy relationship flow through Wahlberg and Ted, it shines very brightly. Ill give Seth props: he and his writers really stepped up their dialogue skills. Much of the humor is faster than typical MacFarlane fare and forces you to actually listen; and the absurdist atmosphere present in Seth's work is utilized excellently in certain key scenes (the ted's apartment party scene is the highlight of the movie and the culmination of what makes Ted enjoyable).

    Also, a bit off topic: the casting director has a great eye for women. Several of the supporting cast and extras are damn good looking enough to have me out loud saying "who is that?"

    Otherwise, Wahlberg, Kunis, and MacFarlane all deliver very well with what their given, and Giovanni Ribisi shows up to play an extra creepy stalker obsessed with Ted.

    Ted is funny, yet sags when it has to put energy into the formulaic "choose childhood buddy or love" plot. Refreshing when it utilizes the better points of MacFarlane's brand of humor, but suffers in instances from that same brand. But I can't say I didn't enjoy myself.

    My score: 6.5-7/10
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