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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #300 on: March 19, 2012, 06:27:00 PM »
A matter of taste. I like the look of Rem better than the look of Ryuk.



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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #301 on: March 23, 2012, 05:29:20 PM »
     Prey (2006)

The Weinstein Company Home Entertainment
Director:Darrell Roodt
Writing:Beau Bauman (Writer), Darrell Roodt (Writer), Jeff Wadlow (Writer)
Length:88 min.
Rating:NR
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: 5.1
Subtitles:English, Spanish

Stars:
Bridget Moynahan as Amy Newman
Peter Weller as Tom Newman
Carly Schroeder as Jessica Newman
Jamie Bartlett as Crawford
Conner Dowds as David Newman
Marius Roberts as Brian

Plot:
In this tense and terrifying thriller, Bridget Moynahan (I, Robot) and Peter Weller (24) star as vacationers lost on an African game reserve, stalked by a pride of bloodthirsty lions. As each potential rescuer meets a gruesome death, the desperate family must battle to survive. Acclaimed director Darrell James Roodt (Cry, the Beloved Country) pits man's intellect against the king of the jungle's most primal killing instinct. Packed with edge-of-your-seat intensity, Prey won't let you out of its jaws until the final frame. Will man outwit the beast...or be in the feast?

Extras:
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My Thoughts:
This is a DVD a friend of mine gave me about 6 months ago... but just now getting around to watching it for the first time. It is a pretty good movie. I did enjoy it. The cover art says this movie is "Inspired By True Events"... but half way through this movie all I could think of is this is nothing more then a rip off of Cujo... just set in Africa and it is a couple lions instead of dog. But that changes about half way through as it evolves into more as this one has more of a storyline outside what is going on in the car then Cujo did. And I really liked how this ended. Is this movie really "Inspired By True Events"... I guess if they put it on the case it would have to be to some degree... but who knows how many liberties they took to make this movie. I would have liked to see maybe a short documentary on the true story the movie is inspired by... but unfortunately this disc has no real extras what so ever.


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Out of a Possible 5
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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #302 on: March 23, 2012, 05:35:21 PM »
But maybe Cujo was a true story and Stephen King forgot it was one :laugh:
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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #303 on: March 23, 2012, 05:36:09 PM »
 :laugh: :thumbup:
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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #304 on: March 23, 2012, 05:40:05 PM »
Maybe it's just me, but I think the lions would get bored and go to sleep really fast. A lion don't do a lot of thing except sleeping and eating, they doesn't even hunt as the females are the one doing it...  :shrug:

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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #305 on: March 23, 2012, 05:48:05 PM »
There was two lions in the movie... one male and one female. For most the time they were just laying around close to the car.  But whenever they made a noise or tried to leave the car they were right there to get them. The movie also made sure to note that due to a drought the natural food for the lions weren't around like they normally are.
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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #306 on: March 23, 2012, 05:57:16 PM »
Cool they did an effort to answer my real life objections :laugh:

Thanks for the review Pete! I like Cujo so I guess I would like this one too and as they have a logical explanation for what happen, I place it in my wishlist as a possibility for our october marathon ;D

But that DVD cover is sure ugly :laugh:

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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #307 on: March 23, 2012, 06:01:06 PM »
Yeah... they could definitely done better on the cover!  :P
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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #308 on: March 25, 2012, 07:37:06 PM »
     Rise: Blood Hunter: Unrated Undead (2007)

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Director:Sebastian Gutierrez
Writing:Sebastian Gutierrez (Writer)
Length:122 min.
Rating:Unrated
Video:Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: 5.1
Subtitles:English, Spanish

Stars:
Robert Forster as Lloyd
Cameron Richardson as Collette
Lucy Liu as Sadie
Allan Rich as Harrison
Samantha Shelton as LA Weekly Editor
Kevin Wheatley as Ethan Mills

Plot:
Female reporter Sadie Blake (Lucy Liu) wakes up in a morgue to find herself a member of the undead, the victim of a brutal vampire ritual. Trying desperately to fight off her thirst, Sadie prowls the dark city streets, armed with a crossbow and hell-bent on slaying the twisted vampires that made her this way. With an all-star cast featuring Carla Gugino, Michael Chiklis and James D'Arcy, prepare for a bloody descent into a terrifying underworld.

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  • Featurettes
  • Storyboard Comparisons
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My Thoughts:
This is one that was given to me a couple years ago, but just now got the chance to watch. Unfortunately, I wasn't very impressed. The movie just seemed weird and hard to follow. Maybe if they told a straight story instead of using flashbacks to jump all over the place I would have enjoyed it more. But it has a decent cast... the acting is fine... but I just couldn't keep up with the story. It is obviously one of those movies you have to give all your attention to... but for some reason I found myself drifting in and out of sleep for the most of the movie. I think I will have to give this one another chance one of these days just to see if I can follow it any better.


My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #309 on: March 26, 2012, 07:38:44 AM »
Pete, if you rate a vampire movie with two stars it must have been truly awful :o

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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #310 on: March 26, 2012, 01:26:36 PM »
Like I said... was dozing in and out through the entire movie. Just don't know if it was because I was tired (haven't slept well lately) or because of the movie. :P

Another thing about that movie I didn't care for that I forgot to mention... the vampires had no fangs. Which for me is a mistake for vampire movies. I mean some movies can pull it off (Near Dark)... but it is seldom I like a vampire movie when they don't have fangs. In this one they used something that looked like a fancy curved cross with the base sharpened. And  it just didn't work for me.
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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #311 on: May 12, 2012, 05:15:39 PM »
     Zack and Miri Make a Porno: Blockbuster Exclusive (2008/United States)

The Weinstein Company Home Entertainment, Genius Products
Director:Kevin Smith
Writing:Kevin Smith (Writer)
Length:101 min.
Rating:Rated R : Strong Crude Sexual Content Including Dialogue, Graphic Nudity and Pervasive Language
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1
Subtitles:English, Spanish

Stars:
Elizabeth Banks as Miri
Seth Rogen as Zack
Craig Robinson as Delaney
Gerry Bednob as Mr. Surya
Edward Janda as Customer
Nicholas Lombardi as Teen #1

Plot:
Get ready for the wild comedy that goes where no movie has dared go before! Seth Rogen (Pineapple Express) and Elizabeth Banks (Role Models) star as two cash-strapped roommates who try to get out of debt by making an adult film. Once the cameras start rolling, things quickly get complicated...and hilarious! Writer/Director Kevin Smith is at his funniest, backed by a motley cast, including Craig Robinson ("The Office"), Jason Mewes (Clerks films), Justin Long (Live Free or Die Hard), and Brandon Routh (Superman Returns). Critics promise, "If you liked The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and Superbad, you'll love Zack and Miri" (Shawn Edwards, Fox-TV).

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My Thoughts:
This one was given to me in a big bx of DVDs a while back. Is a Blockbuster exclusive disc that seems to come with some deleted scenes you can only get on this disc. I don't know how many deleted scenes is in the normal release... but this one has up over 40 in one section alone. Plus there is several more in another section of the special features. I have to admit that I enjoyed the movie itself. More then I thought I would actually. Though I do think it may have went a little too far for my taste in one or two scenes. But not so bad where it stopped me from enjoying the movie.


My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #312 on: May 12, 2012, 08:15:22 PM »
     Triangle (2009/Australia)

First Look Home Entertainment
Director:Christopher Smith
Writing:Christopher Smith (Writer)
Length:99 min.
Rating:Rated R : Violence and Language
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, English: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles:English, Spanish

Stars:
Melissa George as Jess
Joshua McIvor as Tommy
Jack Taylor as Jack
Michael Dorman as Greg
Henry Nixon as Downey
Rachael Carpani as Sally

Plot:
From horror writer and director Christopher Smith (Severance and Creep) comes a unique concept psychological thriller that turns the genre on it's head. When Jess (Melissa George, "Grey's Anatomy") sets sail on a yacht with a group of friends, she cannot shake the feeling that there is something wrong. Her suspicions are realized when the yacht hits a storm in the Bermuda Triangle and the group is forced to board a passing ocean liner to get to safety. The ship appears deserted, but Jess is convinced she’s been on board before. They soon realize they are not alone. Someone is intent on hunting them down, one by one.

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My Thoughts:
This is a movie that I been wanting to check out for a while now... since reading a few good reviews for it. I enjoyed it quite a bit. Though it does get a little on the weird side... even to the point of slightly confusing so it is one that you definitely want to pay attention to through-out the entire film. While the entire cast did well... I really liked Melissa George in this one. Not only is it an interesting story... but it has a good atmosphere as well. Definitely one I would suggest giving a chance if you never seen it.


My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
Pete

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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #313 on: May 12, 2012, 11:48:33 PM »
You should save your horror movies for October...

...and make a dent in the other genres of your massive Unwatched pile!  :tease:

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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #314 on: May 13, 2012, 12:04:07 AM »
I'm not ready to stop watching horror quite yet... though that time is approaching.  :P
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