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  • Originally posted by Sea Hag View Post
    I don't get the splooging over Gordon Levitt's performance. He wasn't bad by any means, just very ho-hum. Still; even if he gave a great performance I don't think it would change my mind in not wanting his character in the film at all.

    "You were a legend man."

    At that exact point I was like who the fuck is this guy and why is he being forced upon me
    I don't get the hype behing JGL at all. Sure, he's a capable actor, who avoided the TV sitcom curse, but that's it. The way he's talked about, you'd think he was Daniel Day Lewis.


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    • Naboer - 8/10
      The Dark Knight Rises - 10/10
      Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze - 8/10

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      • Originally posted by Heretic View Post
        I don't get the hype behing JGL at all. Sure, he's a capable actor, who avoided the TV sitcom curse, but that's it. The way he's talked about, you'd think he was Daniel Day Lewis.
        This 100%

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        • Universal Soldier: The Return (1999)

          As a Universal Soldier sequel, it sucks. But as a typical, dumb, cheesy 90's Van Damme action film it's fun.

          Regeneration owns it, though.

          7/10

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          • "Friday The 13th part 4: The Final Chapter".....I think this is the best entry in the series. It should have been the FINAL one too..just like the title says. Love the opening of the movie with the review of the previous 3 parts. Part 4 had a terrific group of different characters and a strong group of actors. Kimberly Beck delivers an engaging and thrilling performance as "Trish". One of my alltime fave characters in the whole series. Her ending scenes with the chasing and confrontation of Jason is sensational. All the emotion and fear Beck displayed was top notch!! Corey Feldman is awesome as the popular "Tommy". E. Erich Anderson as "Rob" was top notch too. What a handsome smoldering hunk of a man!! Love his character..and I felt so sorry for him. Notable mentions to other cast members...Crispen Glover.....Barbara Howard as "Sara"..and the lady that plays Mrs.Jarvis (Joan Freeman). Like I said...the whole cast is VERY strong...the best in the series. Alot of the murder scenes are so gory,brutal, and shocking. Love it!! Tom Savini did a great job once again with the makeup effects. Loved the meat cleaver to Jimmy's face and the killing of Jason with the machete. Ted White's portrayal as "Jason" is also wonderful and find his portrayal to be one of the most memorable and possibly the best. Suspense, awesome lighting, wonderful cinematography, suspenseful and moody atmosphere, some romance, great music score, and awesome gore all highlight the movie. Part 4 is absolutely great and has the last top rating in the series for me!!

            10/10

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            • Originally posted by MovieGeek View Post
              I do. I don't think there would have been such a push for him to be nominated/win if he didn't pass on.

              He definitely deserved to win but the academy didn't give two shits about TDK other than Ledger's performance. It deserved to be nominated for Best Picture at least but oh well.
              Not so fast. There were tons of nominations for it, but it won only two. The one for Ledger and for Best Sound Editing.
              Nominated further for:
              • Best Cinematography
              • Best Sound Mixing
              • Best Editing
              • Best Make-Up
              • Best Visual Effects
              • Best Art Direction

              That's quite a lot. Yet, no Best Picture nomination at all.
              "I want this place to go nuts, north, south, east, west, left, right! Activate this dance floor!!"
              Scott Vogel from Terror

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              • Deadly Blessings 3/5
                Rites of Spring 3.5/5
                "Searchers after horror haunt strange, far places."
                H.P. Lovecraft

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                • Originally posted by Santa Sangre View Post
                  Not so fast. There were tons of nominations for it, but it won only two. The one for Ledger and for Best Sound Editing.
                  Nominated further for:
                  • Best Cinematography
                  • Best Sound Mixing
                  • Best Editing
                  • Best Make-Up
                  • Best Visual Effects
                  • Best Art Direction

                  That's quite a lot. Yet, no Best Picture nomination at all.
                  Wow I didn't realize it was nominated for all of that.

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                  • Originally posted by Santa Sangre View Post
                    Not so fast. There were tons of nominations for it, but it won only two. The one for Ledger and for Best Sound Editing.
                    Nominated further for:
                    • Best Cinematography
                    • Best Sound Mixing
                    • Best Editing
                    • Best Make-Up
                    • Best Visual Effects
                    • Best Art Direction

                    That's quite a lot. Yet, no Best Picture nomination at all.
                    I don't think it should have been given a Best Picture nomination, but it still would have been pretty cool to see a "Superhero" hero movie in that mix.

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                    • The Dark Knight Rises
                      Gave it a rewatch today and just like the first time, it was fun to watch at. My home theatre system was pushed to its limits and the screen exploded with great eyeycandies. It really felt like that the comic book-feeling was purposed and incorporated intentionally, at least at those scenes, which were under heavy fire here. It worked better than in theater a half year ago and I got even accostumed to Gordon-Levitts performance and meaning in this film. Plus, the last scene in the french cafe was also coherent now, knowing, that Bruce [SPOILER]applied a patch to the auto pilot function within his pod[/SPOILER] prior to his abscence in the prison.
                      No major problem with it, except for the schmaltz at the end (funeral, statue and shit) and the short on-screen time for Batman.

                      I would rate it 7 up to 8/10 now.

                      Originally posted by bloodydollface View Post
                      I don't think it should have been given a Best Picture nomination, but it still would have been pretty cool to see a "Superhero" hero movie in that mix.
                      It wouldn't have hurt to add it, since they stretched the nomination list for Best Picture to nine (!) entries. Wankers.
                      "I want this place to go nuts, north, south, east, west, left, right! Activate this dance floor!!"
                      Scott Vogel from Terror

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                      • the Dark Knight Rises - 8.5/10 (Final score. My 3rd viewing was easily the most enjoyable. Still my least favorite but an epic conclusion none-the-less)

                        Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - 9/10 (this is where the series starts getting really really good)

                        Looper - 8/10 (not as good as I thought it would be but still awesome. Hell, I feel that the Harry Potter movie I just watched had more fun with the time travel elements. Other than it being largely uncreative and a bit emotionally hollow, it was pretty excellent in all categories. Love seeing sci-fi done right.)

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                        • Lincoln - 9/10 - Excellent film, though it just seemed like a little something was missing...like the part where Abe slays vampires....

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                          • 8MM - 8/10

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                            • Originally posted by black coffee View Post
                              8MM - 8/10
                              It's refreshing to know I'm not the only one who loves that movie.

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                              • I've always liked it.

                                Don't understand why it gets so much shit. Quite underrated if you ask me...

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