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Post by Mikes » Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:27 am

tbaker2500 wrote:Less strange than those two
Less strange? Isn't Paul about taking a road trip with an alien?
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Post by tbaker2500 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:32 am

Kinda. It is less absurd than those two for sure, since Paul is such an awesome character.
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Post by Mr. Tweedy » Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:48 am

Saw "Battle: Los Angeles."

It was worth the $5 I paid to see it and the 2 hours it took to watch.

And that's pretty much all there is to say about it.
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Post by StalinSays » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:09 am

Mr. Tweedy wrote:Saw "Battle: Los Angeles."

It was worth the $5 I paid to see it and the 2 hours it took to watch.

And that's pretty much all there is to say about it.
It was $14 when I saw it - at a matinée. I cannot speak as casually about my experience. Twas lackluster, every military movie cliche together at on time, me ams disappointed. Wheelbarrow gun hands space invader was my favorite character, the rest of them can shove off.

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Re: Drabble Reviews Blog

Post by normsherman » Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:34 pm

Yah, it was pretty godawful. It's not like I'm NOT going to go see an alien invasion movie and it's ones like this that make me wish I didn't live by this code.
And I realize that Michelle Rodriguez has a contract with Hollywood to be in every one of these movies for eternity, but does she always have to be a helicopter pilot too now? Gah.
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Post by strawman » Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:26 pm

O, wait, wasn't there just a drabblenews post about a guy in GB with the poop fetish? Sounds like this movie would be porn to him.
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Post by Mr. Tweedy » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:42 am

It depends on how much one paid, I suppose. For $5, I thought it was decent entertainment. If I had paid $14, though, that would have been pretty disappointing.
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Post by ROU Killing Time » Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:11 am

Mr. Tweedy wrote:It depends on how much one paid, I suppose. For $5, I thought it was decent entertainment. If I had paid $14, though, that would have been pretty disappointing.
So you're saying it has a low $/:-) (dollars to entertainment) ratio?
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Post by StalinSays » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:56 am

Anyone see SuckerPunch? I'm hearing brand new levels of pain. I want a breakdown.
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Post by Mr. Tweedy » Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:25 am

SuckerPunch is a movie scientifically engineered to help adolescent boys masturbate. That's what I got from the trailer, anyway.

The producers of such movies generally say things like "Blah blah blah female empowerment." (Because there's nothing more empowering than killing zombies while wearing a stripper getup.)
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Post by StalinSays » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:33 am

Evaluation beyond the first blush reaction to the trailer that is. I'm hearing it is far, far crappier than just some piece of high budget, puberty pulverizing softcore. I'm hearing Matrix 2 level whiplash inducing action breaks, all that brutal sit and chat, with hyper convoluted 'idiot's philosophy.' Crapitude that may rival Last Airbender.

I wanted it first-scecond-hand. Rotten Tomatoes hasn't tantilized me enough. My god, I'm considering buying a ticket just to take in the stink. It's The Happening all over again.
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Post by Mikes » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:17 pm

Mr. Tweedy wrote:SuckerPunch is a movie scientifically engineered to help adolescent boys masturbate.
Any pubescent boys that need help masturbating are probably beyond help. I'm surprised I'm not blind after my adolescence, honestly.
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Post by Mr. Tweedy » Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:46 pm

But you didn't think so at the time, did you? There is money there.

I predict we will see a Sucker Punch/Duke Nukem Forever combo pack at Christmas time. Moms will buy it.
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Post by Mr. Tweedy » Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:51 pm

Resist, Bo! Remember Transformers 2!

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Post by tbaker2500 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:30 am

Ninja Assassin - 23/100

I mean, who could go wrong with a title like that, right? Well, uh...
The storyline- not bad. Storytelling- pretty good, actually.
The action sequences- ok.
The fake blood- OH MY GOD! What the HELL were they thinking? Every scratch cause a quart of too-bright-red juice to come splashing out. The movie must've gone through several thousand gallons of the stuff!

One final nitpick. The CGI weapons crossed the uncanny valley worse than Neo in the Matrix 2.
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Post by ROU Killing Time » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:56 am

tbaker2500 wrote:Ninja Assassin - 23/100

I mean, who could go wrong with a title like that, right? Well, uh...
The storyline- not bad. Storytelling- pretty good, actually.
The action sequences- ok.
The fake blood- OH MY GOD! What the HELL were they thinking? Every scratch cause a quart of too-bright-red juice to come splashing out. The movie must've gone through several thousand gallons of the stuff!

One final nitpick. The CGI weapons crossed the uncanny valley worse than Neo in the Matrix 2.
Sounds like an homage to Shogun Assassin.

I remember when I saw Kill Bill #1 thinking that the fight scenes and over the top blood-spewing were straight out of Shogun Assassin. Of course, Kill Bill #2 proved I was right in catching the reference.
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Post by tbaker2500 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:03 am

Fantastic Mr. Fox - 89/100

This is a very artistic movie. All stop motion. Very enjoyable.
These fellas swung for the fence with a quirky, unique style and they managed to connect. Voiced by George Clooney, Bill Murray and others, I really wasn't sure if I was going to like it. But it won me over, and I heartily recommend it.

Incredible deadpan delivery. Every sentence in this movie is read in the flattest monotone possible. And it really works. Animation is very old-school, and it works so much better than CGI.

May be based on a kid's book, but makes it into a intellectual and philosophical treatise on middle-age.
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Re: Drabble Reviews Blog

Post by normsherman » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:40 am

tbaker2500 wrote:Fantastic Mr. Fox - 89/100

This is a very artistic movie. All stop motion. Very enjoyable.
These fellas swung for the fence with a quirky, unique style and they managed to connect. Voiced by George Clooney, Bill Murray and others, I really wasn't sure if I was going to like it. But it won me over, and I heartily recommend it.

Incredible deadpan delivery. Every sentence in this movie is read in the flattest monotone possible. And it really works. Animation is very old-school, and it works so much better than CGI.

May be based on a kid's book, but makes it into a intellectual and philosophical treatise on middle-age.
I've been wanting to see this and your review really makes it appeal to me. why the decided deduction of 11 points?
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Post by tbaker2500 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:42 pm

normsherman wrote:I've been wanting to see this and your review really makes it appeal to me. why the decided deduction of 11 points?
Good question. Hard to answer. With a style this unique, you're not relying on many of the tropes that make movies, movies. Therefore it's easier to miss with occasional things. That disquiet may make the score go down or up, depending on who you are.
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Post by Mr. Tweedy » Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:50 am

Oo! I'd forgotten about Mr. Fox. I must remember to see that.
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