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KinkyCyborg

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Re: KinkyCyborg's Random Reviews 2010
« Reply #75 on: June 10, 2010, 03:23:03 AM »
Oh... dear. He mentioned the bloody ending. Here we go again! :training:

I agree with you, KC, but I know someone who doesn't. Look up the other reviews and you'll see what I mean... :laugh:

So after going through the other reviews...

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« Reply #76 on: June 10, 2010, 04:17:35 AM »


Title:Pan's Labrynth
Year: 2006
Director: Guillermo Del Toro
Rating: R
Length: 112 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: Spanish: DTS ES: 6.1 (Discrete), Spanish: Dolby Digital EX: 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1), Spanish: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, Commentary: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround
Subtitles: English, Spanish

Stars:
Ivana Baquero
Sergi López
Maribel Verdú
Doug Jones
Ariadna Gil

Plot:
From acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro '(Blade II, Hellboy)' comes "one of the most exciting and visually impressive adult-audience fables since 'The Lord of the Rings' movies" (Richard Roeper, 'Ebert & Roeper'). Following a bloody civil war, young Ofelia enters a world of unimaginable cruelty when she moves in with her new stepfather, a tyrannical military officer. Armed only with her imagination, Ofelia discovers a mysterious labyrinth and meets a faun who sets her on a path to saving herself and her ailing mother. Soon, the line between fantasy and reality begins to blur, and before Ofelia can turn back, she finds herself at the center of the ferocious battle between Good and Evil.

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My Thoughts:

While I knew this wasn't a kid's fairy tale I wasn't prepared for the brutality of this movie.... (great use of a wine flask when the Captain bashed in that kid's face!!)

Wonderful imagination and a bizarre cast of curious creatures! The integration of fantasy and war was nicely done although I was left somewhat bewildered at the end. Was it real? Or was it a world she created to escape the horrors around her? Leaving it for the viewer to decide is what makes this movie great.

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« Reply #77 on: June 12, 2010, 07:39:52 PM »


Title:Doubt
Year: 2008
Director: John Patrick Shanley
Rating: PG-13
Length: 103 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles: English, Spanish

Stars:
Meryl Streep
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Amy Adams
Viola Davis
Alice Drummond

Plot:
From Miramax Films comes one of the most honored and acclaimed motion pictures of the year, Doubt. Based on the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play, Doubt is a mesmerizing, suspense-filled drama with riveting performances from Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams and Viola Davis that will have you pinned to the edge of your seat.

Sister Aloysius Beauvier (Streep), the rigid and fear-inspiring principal of the Saint Nicholas Church School, suffers an extreme dislike for the progressive and popular parish priest Father Flynn (Hoffman). Looking for wrongdoing in every corner, Sister Aloysius believes she's uncovered the ultimate sin when she hears Father Flynn has taken a special interest in a troubled boy. But without proof, the only thing certain is doubt.

Nominated for 5 Academy Awards® and 6 Critics' Choice Awards, there is no Doubt it is "One of The Best Pictures of the Year."*

*USA Today, Rolling Stone, New York Post

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A scandal hitting a church... who'd of thought! Another fine example of how one person's speculations can snowball into an avalanche of accusations. I particularly enjoyed Father Flynn's sermon on rumors. This can be a bit slow at times and it does leave you asking some questions when it is over but it is fascinating to watch how a few slips of the tongue can cause events to spiral out of control. Meryl Streep and Phillip Seymour Hoffman give excellent performances. I wonder if Amy Adams is wearing anything under that habit... ;)

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« Reply #78 on: June 12, 2010, 07:50:28 PM »
I really wanna watch this movie! I need to get it!

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« Reply #79 on: June 14, 2010, 02:48:51 AM »


Title:Ladyhawke
Year: 1985
Director: Richard Donner
Rating: PG-13
Length: 121 Min.
Video: Widescreen 2.35:1, Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, Spanish: Dolby Digital: Mono
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Matthew Broderick
Rutger Hauer
Michelle Pfeiffer
Leo McKern
John Wood

Plot:
'Ladyhawke' is the enchanting tale of a beauty, a knight and a pickpocket known as the Mouse. Once the knight and the lady were lovers. Now the curse of an evil Bishop keeps them "always together, eternally apart." By day she is a hawk, by night he is a wolf. To end the evil spell, the knight vows to break into the Bishop's stronghold. With help from The Mouse.

Directed by RIchard Donner and photographed by three-time Academy Award® winner Vittorio Storaro, 'Lawdyhawke' "is the most congenial spot for happy ever-aftering since 'Camelot' " (Rita Kempley, 'The Washington Post').

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My Thoughts:

Great movie. Pure medievil fantasy. Must have watched this a dozen times now.  :tv: Rutger Hauer had a stretch of movies in the mid-80s (Blade Runner, Ladyhawke, The Hitcher, Wanted : Dead Or Alive) where I thought he was the coolest actor. The quality of his movies seemed to have tailed off once the 90's rolled around but for that particular era he was one of the best.

Michelle Pfeiffer never looked more gorgeous than she did in this movie. Matthew Broderick was rather pedestrian this time around, looking like the goofy kid he's portrayed in so many other movies, this time in peasant garb. Always a sucker for a love story with a twist.  ;)

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Re: KinkyCyborg's Random Reviews 2010
« Reply #80 on: June 14, 2010, 03:01:07 AM »
KC if you like Rutger Hauer try to watch Nighthawks one day, He is great in this also as usual.

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Re: KinkyCyborg's Random Reviews 2010
« Reply #81 on: June 14, 2010, 03:17:04 AM »
KC if you like Rutger Hauer try to watch Nighthawks one day, He is great in this also as usual.

I've never seen Nighthawks and it has been on my wish list for awhile now. Past Midnight is another one I'd like to get my hands on.  :drooling:

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« Reply #82 on: June 15, 2010, 01:39:59 AM »


Title:Joe Versus the Volcano
Year: 1990
Director: John Patrick Shanley
Rating: PG
Length: 102 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, English: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, French: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, Japanese: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround
Subtitles: English, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Other

Stars:
Tom Hanks
Meg Ryan
Lloyd Bridges
Robert Stack
Abe Vigoda

Plot:
Laughs erupt when Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan fall in love and fall in lava - in 'Joe Versus the Volcano', a stylish laughquake written and directed by 'Moonstruck' Academy Award® winner John Patrick Shanley.

This first teaming of the peerless stars of 'Sleepless in Seattle' and 'You've Got Mail' follows the follies of a stressed-out guy (Hanks) in a dead-end job who is told he has a terminal "brain cloud." A zany jillionaire (Lloyd Bridges) then makes him an offer that gives him a fleeting taste of the good life. In exchange, he must journey to a Pacific island and leap into a volcano. Is Joe doomed to be the last of the red hot lovers? Not if the forces of imagination, romantic comedy and the charm of Ryan in 'three' roles as the women in Joe's life have their way.

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My Thoughts:

The first of many pairings for Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Silly nonsense with a few chuckles. Abe Vigoda as the Waponi Chief was quite humorous. Hard to believe these kind of movies were Tom Hanks' bread and butter for many years. This was just ok.

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Re: KinkyCyborg's Random Reviews 2010
« Reply #83 on: June 16, 2010, 05:48:46 AM »


Title:The Brood
Year: 1979
Director: David Cronenberg
Rating: R
Length: 92 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: Mono
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Oliver Reed
Samantha Eggar
Art Hindle
Henry Beckman
Nuala Fitzgerald

Plot:
From famed writer-director David Cronenberg ('The Dead Zone', 'The Fly') comes a chillingly twisted masterpiece of psychological horror. Oliver Reed ('Gladiator') and Samantha Eggar ('The Astronaut's Wife') star in this shocking, intense thriller about how misdirected rage can literally take on a life of its own.

Behind the walls of his secluded Somafree Institute, Dr. Hal Raglan (Reed) experiments with "Psychoplasmics," a controversial therapy designed to help release pent-up emotions in his patients. He keeps his star patient Nola (Eggar) in isolation, but as she vents her fury during their sessions, brutal murders befall the people she's angry with outside the institute. What is the connection between Raglan's methods and these monstrous killings? The answer will unleash a whole new breed of terror!

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My Thoughts:

David Cronenberg is one sick puppy... and we are the beneficiaries!

Quite the freakshow... and what a collection of characters. The little girl was spookier than the brood-kiddies, Samantha Eggar is downright horrific... exterior placenta and all! Oliver Reed has the biggest head of anyone I've ever seen. You could fit cantaloupes in those nostrils! If you watch closely the kids faces when the brood are beating the teacher to death you get the feeling that some of them didn't realize that they were only pretending. They looked horrified!!  :fingerchew:

Only Cronenberg could throw together such disturbing chaos and make it work. As long as you don't try to make too much sense of what you are watching it's quite entertaining!

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Re: KinkyCyborg's Random Reviews 2010
« Reply #84 on: June 16, 2010, 06:32:43 AM »
Ah, the "New Flesh" day s of Cronenberg. They are missed... Then again, there is only so many times you can introduce "new flesh" to the audience. On the other hand, one might argue that he did it as late as Crash.

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« Reply #85 on: June 17, 2010, 04:23:26 AM »
Ah, the "New Flesh" day s of Cronenberg. They are missed... Then again, there is only so many times you can introduce "new flesh" to the audience. On the other hand, one might argue that he did it as late as Crash.

I never did see the New Flesh documentary about Cronenberg. Maybe I can track it down on Youtube.  I think Crash qualified as New Flesh... I certainly had seen nothing like it before! He certainly knew how to raise the bar in terms of what would be considered controversy in film.  :clap:

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« Reply #86 on: June 17, 2010, 04:30:23 AM »


Title:Hot Rod
Year: 2007
Director: Akiva Schaffer
Rating: PG-13
Length: 88 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Andy Samberg
Jorma Taccone
Bill Hader
Danny McBride
Isla Fisher

Plot:
Andy Samberg '(Saturday Night Live)' stars as Rod Kimble, a stuntman with a fake mustache and a dream, in this outrageous comedy so unpredictable you won't know what hit you! Rod has never landed a jump without wiping out. His family and friends think he's a joke. And, to top it off, his stepfather Frank uses him as his own personal punching bag. But he's not going to let a few minor problems keep him from the biggest stunt of his life!

Co-starring Isla Fisher '(Wedding Crashers)' and Ian McShane '(Shrek The Third), Hot Rod' is "very, very funny from start to finish" and scales the heights of hilarity as Rod defies death to win the money, win the girl and, ultimately, win some respect.

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My Thoughts:

Quite possibly the dumbest movie I've ever watched. Took me almost all week to watch it as I could only stomach it in 20 minute doses. Sissy Spacek and Ian McShane should be ashamed for signing on for this one. Lorne Michaels needs to learn that not every SNL character or alumni will work on the big screen. I'm actually quite stunned that this received 6.5/10 on IMDB.

The only 2 positive things I can say about it are it had good 80's music and Isla Fisher is gorgeous.

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Re: KinkyCyborg's Random Reviews 2010
« Reply #87 on: June 17, 2010, 11:32:19 AM »
I liked Hot Rod, it wasn't the best film but I got through it...

I haven't watched it since but it was alright. :p

It was originally written as a Will Ferrel film ;p

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Re: KinkyCyborg's Random Reviews 2010
« Reply #88 on: June 17, 2010, 02:46:29 PM »
I really liked Hot Rod! I reviewed it on here. I found it so much better than Step Brothers, with which it bears some comparison.

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« Reply #89 on: June 18, 2010, 05:03:38 AM »
I don't know... this movie just did nothing for me. I am usually a big advocate of the stupid-funny movie but I found this one just plain stupid.  :-\