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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #765 on: August 4, 2008, 08:42 PM »
If you're a horror fan, it'd be worth your effort to find a theater playing Midnight Meat Train.  It opened this weekend direct to dollar theaters, at only 100 locations in the country.  I read a story a while ago about how the new head of the distributor had just produced a competing horror film which MMT was supposed to open against.  So out of spite he delayed MMT so his film would do better.  His film bombed.  So as not to be shown up, he pushed MMT to August in a very limited release.

Doing so, he basically doomed what is an excellent horror film.  It's the best one I've seen in a long while.  Very thrilling.  Very engaging.  The acting is was excellent about 85% of the time, which is well above average for the genre.  The gore might be too extreme for some people (the girlfriend of one of the guys in front of me stood up and left during one of the more extreme attacks), but if you're into that sort of thing it's fantastic.  It's very grim and doesn't play or end like your typical horror film.  But if horror is your thing, you'll be very happy you went to see it.

Hmm, I read an article in Fangoria about MMT, it looked very good. I might have to check that one out. Any word on if it's showing up on a less limited release?

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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #766 on: August 5, 2008, 09:33 AM »
My wife and caught the X-Files this weekend. Wasn't great, but I really liked it. Definitely more of a long episode, but I felt like I was watching a good old x-files episode. I can see why people would rip it though, it's very understated.
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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #767 on: August 5, 2008, 09:51 AM »
X-Files didn't do too well. I wonder if we will get another one for 2012. That, according to show, is when the aliens make their big move.
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« Reply #768 on: August 6, 2008, 09:49 AM »
I was thinking about that. The movie didn't cost a lot to make, so as long as it makes money, which it has, we might get another.
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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #769 on: August 9, 2008, 12:02 AM »
Just got back from Pineapple Express. I'd rank it slightly under Knocked Up, it was funny but the ending was really random.

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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #770 on: August 10, 2008, 08:38 PM »
Try this, not the best tho.

Tron 2 Trailer Video Makes Pants Wet Worldwide

Edit:
Better version.

TR2N Trailer Tron 2 Better Version

Is this a remake? or a sequel of the original??
Loved tron 1! But this looks amazing.

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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #771 on: August 11, 2008, 10:39 AM »
Finally saw X-Files yesterday and i wasn't too impressed. My girlfriend hated that it had nothing to do with aliens, black oil, or really anything to do with the show. I agree to an extent but at least it was a better ending than how the show left off. They really could have done more with the story.
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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #772 on: August 11, 2008, 11:04 AM »
Just a reminder that all The Clone Wars movie reviews should be posted in this SPOILER Thread.  Thanks!
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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #773 on: August 15, 2008, 07:54 PM »
Is anyone going to see Fly Me To The Moon in 3D? Released today but not playing here thus far.

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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #774 on: August 16, 2008, 02:57 AM »
Looks like a rip-off of Space Chimps which bombed.

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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #775 on: August 19, 2008, 05:00 PM »
I cant remember if I got the link from here or somewhere else but

I think its time for Payne, Max Payne


Man I have been waiting for this movie since 03/04, and from the trailer it looks true to the game  ;D
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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #776 on: August 21, 2008, 01:42 PM »
Anyone else a fan of Chuck Palahniuk's novels?  I cannot wait to see this when it comes out September 26th:

Official Choke Site

This was a great novel, but what made it even better for me was listening to the audio book narrated by Palahniuk.
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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #777 on: August 30, 2008, 01:10 AM »
Some flicks I have seen recently:

Batman: The Dark Knight: Just wow!  8)
Iron Man: Awesome.  8)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Entertaining. 
Hellboy II: The Golden Army: Good popcorn flick.
The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor: Good popcorn flick.
Hancock. I liked this flick.  ;D
The X-Files: I Want To Believe. I want to get my money back!
Tropic Thunder: What a hoot, funny flick.  :D
Death Race: This was entertaining, great races & very brutal. 

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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #778 on: August 30, 2008, 10:04 AM »
I caught Tropic Thunder. I was entertained. As far as I'm concerned, Tom Cruise's performance erases anything he did on Ophra.
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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #779 on: August 30, 2008, 03:13 PM »
I agree, Tom Cruise was just awesome in Tropic Thunder. Gotta the the dance.  ;D

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