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Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by mauls-menace, Jun 26, 2002.

  1. Kartanym Jedi Grand Master

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    May 23, 2002
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    A few movies I've seen recently:

    Inglorious Basterds - Pure delight from start to frantic finish. It's arguably Tarantino's best, mixing fantastic dialog with intriguing characters, some genuinely funny and moving moments, and one amazing finale. I had doubts before hand, but I was gladly proven wrong.

    Taking Woodstock - It isn't a full blown comedy, nor is it greatly dramatic. If anything it moves at a simple, colourful pace much like the event it portrays. Liev Schreiber alone makes this worth watching, and it's a nice change of pace after watching the above mentioned Basterds. Still, it won't be for everyone.
  2. Scoot Force Ghost

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    Dec 30, 2002
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  3. Ki-Bara-Mundi Force Ghost

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    UP = :) :( :_| [face_worried] :D :) :eek: =D= :D :)

    EDIT: If you're going to see it at the movies, shell out a couple of bucks more and see it in 3D. It's not a gimmick, it's an extra layer of visual entertainment.
  4. Shadowfire Force Ghost

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    Jul 14, 1998
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    One wonders if each of those faces represented a multiple personality...
  5. TheOzhaggis Force Ghost

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    Nov 1, 2000
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    saw 500 Days of Summer last night. Great movie. Laughed out loud a lot ( even before it began - you know that's a special movie when that happens!)

    also recently saw ...

    Coraline - two thumbs up.

    District 9 - two alien thumbs up.

    Orphan - weird, disturbing, lots of other good things.

    Harry Potter And The Rest of the Title - I will begrudgingly admit that I enjoyed it.



    And oh yeah - hello again. :)
  6. Foxi Jedi Grand Master

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    Nov 29, 2004
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    District 9 - Jumping on the 'awesome!' truck

    500 Day of Summer - one of the few 'rom-coms' I have ever enjoyed (PEN!S) :p

    Surrogates - Er lame, apart from the laughing at Bruce Willis with hair

    Ponyo - Enjoyed it a lot, even though aimed at an even younger audience than usual

    Wolverine - mmm sausage fest.. finally! :p

    Samson & Delilah - Could this movie have been more depressing.. no. Good film though.
  7. The_Scream_Man Jedi Grand Master

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    May 1, 2000
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    All ive seen lately is Astro Boy. It wasnt bad, but not awesome.
  8. Rebel_Padawan Force Ghost

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    Apr 11, 2003
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    I really want to go see Moon, but don't know if I will get the chance to go to Sydney to see it :(
  9. Scoot Force Ghost

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    Dec 30, 2002
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    Moon was fantastic. The trailer doesn't do it justice, it was just a brilliantly strange movie!

    I'm really keen to see Whatever Works, and there's advanced screenings of Paranormal Activity on Nov 1st!
  10. Foxi Jedi Grand Master

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    Nov 29, 2004
    star 5
    I watched Star Trek and I liked i-it.

    Curious about Moon now.
  11. TheOzhaggis Force Ghost

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    Nov 1, 2000
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    I got dragged along to Julia & Julie. It was more interesting than I expected, but finished very abruptly, with no real ending. It just kinda stopped.


    Someone I know saw Paranormal Activity and raved about it. Looking forward to seeing it at some stage.


  12. Scoot Force Ghost

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    Dec 30, 2002
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    Mate of mine saw it at SIFF and raved about it also. Sucks they played advanced screenings on Halloween (Dendy at Newtown was showing Zombieland on Halloween also)

    I caught the Time Travelers Wife on the plane back from Fiji (it was the only thing I hadn't seen!). I love anything time travel related, which helped me get through the romantic part of the whole thing, but it was actually a good movie! Very interesting premise!

    Also saw the Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus or however its spelt. It was interested to watch, and visually awesome, but a little bit slow and dragged out at times.
  13. Kehleyr Force Ghost

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    Jul 22, 2001
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    Interested in seeing the Time Traveler's Wife, loved the book!
  14. Scoot Force Ghost

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    Dec 30, 2002
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    I just came back from an advanced screening of Paranormal Activity.

    It was like a serious version of Poltergeist. It was good, very good indeed, but I spend the whole time comparing it to Drag Me To Hell - which I loved. Check it out and don't go in following the hype!
  15. Foxi Jedi Grand Master

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    Nov 29, 2004
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    I 2012 and it was very cheez-o-rama :D
  16. Ki-Bara-Mundi Force Ghost

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    Yep, it was a very funny cartoon. :p
  17. Scoot Force Ghost

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    Dec 30, 2002
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    Avatar blew me out of the water. I am still kinda stunned about the whole thing!
  18. handzik Force Ghost

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    Aug 20, 2002
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    Saw it at IMAX last night, it was pretty amazing. Now I can't make up my mind whether Avatar or Dsitrict 9 is my favourite movie this year.
  19. Scoot Force Ghost

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    Dec 30, 2002
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    I think I can now offically list my favourites of '09

    1. Avatar
    2. Star Trek
    3. Drag Me To Hell
    4. Inglorious Basterds
    5. District 9

    Unless Sherlock Holmes is awesome, I think thats pretty much it!
  20. Ki-Bara-Mundi Force Ghost

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    Go see Avatar. In 3D. Now.
  21. Rebel_Padawan Force Ghost

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    Apr 11, 2003
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    2D is good enough
  22. ROE_Biggs Jedi Master

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    Mar 29, 2002
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    while i did enjoy the 3d, Avatar itself disappointed me. its a tired storyline that we've seen so many times.
  23. Shadowfire Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 14, 1998
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    Avatar was a lot of fun.

    The movie mixed great special effects with an interesting story.
    Hopefully this will inspire other film makers to greater heights.

    Yes Lucas, bow your head in shame.
  24. Rebel_Padawan Force Ghost

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    Apr 11, 2003
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    The local art-house cinema up here on the Central Coast will be showing Moon, huzzah! I will get my chance to see it!
  25. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    Jun 17, 2005
    star 6
    I like Cameron's quote that I've heard a few times in some of the behind the scenes footage: "I've always tried to push the envelope, but this time it pushed back. So we had to push harder." ...which is something others haven't done. I definitely agree with you, Shad. I hope to see more of these brilliant visuals.

    AVATAR is awesome. :)