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Movie Reviews

Unread post by Chuck Steak » December 20th, 2014, 11:56 pm

It's about time someone started a movie review thread.

I'll start: Exodus - Gods and Kings.

Worst movie I've ever seen. Utter Barry Crocker. Not one redeeming feature. Not a patch on Cecil B DeMille's "The Ten Commandments" which was actually an hour longer than this piece of crap, although it seemed like it was the other way around. I found myself looking at my watch and trying to calculate when it would all be over.

I'd have walked out but I was there with the missus, and I didn't want to seem rude. Then again, she told me afterwards that she found it crapulent as well, so she'd probably have been happy to go.

I'm not going to go into details of all the things wrong with it, because I haven't got 4 hours to spend doing it, other than to say that if you're going to make a Biblical epic, either keep it true to the story in the Bible (to keep believers happy), or exercise artistic licence in a way that produces an entertaining tale. This movie did neither. Don't waste your time.

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Re: Movie Reviews

Unread post by chris_stoffa » December 21st, 2014, 5:54 am

Margaret Pomeranz and Dave Stratton have just quit, here's your chance Chucky

You forgot x stars out of 5.

Biblical movies - know how they end and I dont want to be seen supporting or encouraging the buggas
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Re: Movie Reviews

Unread post by nilla60 » December 21st, 2014, 7:53 am

Independence Day (ID4) is the only cinema movie I have every seriously contemplated walking out of. Just dire with not redeeming features at all, I can usually look past flaws in a film and enjoy it for what it is. ID4 was an extended US Patriotic display that settled upon aliens as a foe.

For older films that are more likely to be of interest, that you might not otherwise look up, I recommend "Wages of Fear" (1953) by French director Henri-Georges Clouzot. Four drifters pick up a job driving unstable dynamite across rough terrain of central America so that an oil well fire can be extinguished. Classic film noir style that relies on story telling and building tension rather than continual distractions. Beautifully composed. Has some great old schools trucks in it too.

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Re: Movie Reviews

Unread post by BigDutchy » December 21st, 2014, 8:02 am

Movie review of older/old movies welcome too?

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Re: Movie Reviews

Unread post by Chuck Steak » December 21st, 2014, 8:41 am

BigDutchy wrote:Movie review of older/old movies welcome too?
Why not? I'm sure there are old movies out there that are worth watching that we've missed. Like Glory - my fave of all time, and I'm not the only one that thinks so - it go 93% at Rotten Tomatoes - highest rating I've ever seen

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Re: Movie Reviews

Unread post by Chuck Steak » December 21st, 2014, 8:43 am

chris_stoffa wrote:Margaret Pomeranz and Dave Stratton have just quit, here's your chance Chucky

You forgot x stars out of 5.

Biblical movies - know how they end and I dont want to be seen supporting or encouraging the buggas
Yeah I was trying to come up with a rating system relevant to this forum. I thought of Mickey Thompsons, for no particular reason. In that case, Exodus rates not even one knob on one tyre.

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Re: Movie Reviews

Unread post by chris_stoffa » December 21st, 2014, 4:52 pm

Chucky,

You cant use tyres as a rating system - you will upset someone, maybe lots

Nodding Parcel shelf dogs or Tyre Valves maybe

Shawshank Redemption

Dr Strangelove

Blazing Saddles

There was a thread here where you had to quess the Movie from a single scene image - google pic search killed that :lol:
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Re: Movie Reviews

Unread post by Chuck Steak » December 21st, 2014, 10:31 pm

chris_stoffa wrote:Chucky,

You cant use tyres as a rating system - you will upset someone, maybe lots

Nodding Parcel shelf dogs or Tyre Valves maybe

Shawshank Redemption

Dr Strangelove

Blazing Saddles

There was a thread here where you had to quess the Movie from a single scene image - google pic search killed that :lol:
Ah yes - Blazing Saddles:

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Re: Movie Reviews

Unread post by pickle » December 21st, 2014, 10:39 pm

Chuck Steak wrote:
chris_stoffa wrote:Chucky,

You cant use tyres as a rating system - you will upset someone, maybe lots

Nodding Parcel shelf dogs or Tyre Valves maybe

Shawshank Redemption

Dr Strangelove

Blazing Saddles

There was a thread here where you had to quess the Movie from a single scene image - google pic search killed that :lol:
Ahh yes, the campfire scene :lol: Baked Beans = danger!
Dave

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Re: Movie Reviews

Unread post by chris_stoffa » December 21st, 2014, 11:06 pm

"What in the Wide Wide Worlds of Sports is going on here, I hired you people to get a little track laid, not dance around like a bunch of Kansas City faggots! "

Its a film that could NEVER be made today, the PC crowd would have an brain seizure nowdays.

Which is what makes it priceless

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Re: Movie Reviews

Unread post by Phils Lux » December 30th, 2014, 3:00 pm

Baked Beans scene cracks me up.

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Re: Movie Reviews

Unread post by chris_stoffa » December 30th, 2014, 4:27 pm

More beans Mr Taggert ? :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6dm9rN6oTs

I'd say you'd had enough :lol: :lol:
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Re: Movie Reviews

Unread post by GBC » December 31st, 2014, 8:42 am

Excuse me while I whip this out... classic.

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Re: Movie Reviews

Unread post by chris_stoffa » December 31st, 2014, 8:45 am

And when that doesn't work ..........

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjPBp6DOwgU :lol: :lol:
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Re: Movie Reviews

Unread post by foogill » December 31st, 2014, 8:47 am

The sheriff's a ni-DING!

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