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Amph Preview of Coming Attractions: 21 Jump Street

Discussion in 'Community' started by Zaz, Sep 4, 2005.

  1. Mastadge

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Meh. Standard exorcism flick through a Blair Witch/Paranormal Activity filter.
     
  2. JohnWesleyDowney

    JohnWesleyDowney Jedi Master star 5

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    No way. Not interested.
     
  3. Merlin_Ambrosius69

    Merlin_Ambrosius69 Jedi Master star 5

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    I'm a sucker for possession/exorcism flicks owing to my fascination with the works of WP Blatty, but the trailer for The Last Exorcism makes it look duller than dried pea soup.
     
  4. Nevermind

    Nevermind Jedi Knight star 6

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    Machete (2010)

    70 % Tomatometer

    Reviews Counted:27

    Fresh:19

    Rotten:8

    Average Rating:6.1/10

    Runtime: 1 hr. 44 min.

    Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense

    Theatrical Release: Sep 3, 2010 Wide

    Synopsis: After being betrayed by the organization who hired him, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss. After being betrayed by the organization who hired him, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss.

    Starring: Danny Trejo, Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Steven Seagal, Michelle Rodriguez, Jeff Fahey, Cheech Marin, Don Johnson, Shea Whigham, Lindsay Lohan, Tom Savini, Daryl Sabara, Gilbert Trejo, Billy Blair, Ara Celi, Feliz Sabates, Electra Avellan, Elise Avellan, Marci Madison, Vic Trevino, Mayra Leal, Alejandro Antonio, Juan Pareja, Alicia Rachel Marek, Jason Douglas, Mitchell Lance Adams, Brent Smiga, Chris Warner, Jim Henry, Tina Rodriguez, Roland Ruiz, Greg Ingram, Tito Larriva, Cheryl "Chin" Cunningham, Hugo Perez, Nina Leon, Doran Ingram, James Brownlee, Nimród Antal, Al "Train" Dias, Dimitrius Pulido, Scott Jefferies, Edgar Arreola, Tommy Nix

    Director: Robert Rodriguez , Ethan Maniquis

    Studio: 20th Century Fox

    Poster: Dark

    Trailer: Pretty good

    Pro: Mindless

    Con: Mindless

    Verdict: Mindless
     
  5. The_Face

    The_Face Ex-Manager star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I forget that De Niro is involved in this literally every time a commercial for it isn't on. Which then again isn't all that often.
     
  6. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I don't see how Rodriguez could possibly screw this up.
     
  7. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis

    The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I must say I'm amused by the "and introducing Don Johnson" billing.

    Can't say I've got a lot of time for Rodriguez, though.
     
  8. Nevermind

    Nevermind Jedi Knight star 6

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    Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)

    7 % Tomatometer

    Reviews Counted:16

    Fresh:2

    Rotten:14

    Average Rating:3.9/10

    Runtime: 1 hr. 30 min.

    Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror

    Theatrical Release: Sep 10, 2010 Wide

    Synopsis: "In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead leads them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap."

    Starring: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Kim Coates, Shawn Roberts, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Spencer Locke, Boris Kodjoe, Wentworth Miller, Sienna Guillory, Kacey Barnfield, Norman Yeung, Fulvio Cecere, Ray Olubowale, Christopher Kano, Tatsuya Goke, Nobuya Shimamoto, Peter Kosaka, Denis Akiyama, Kenta Tomeoki, Shin Kawai, Mika Nakashima

    Director: Paul W.S. Anderson

    Screenwriter: Paul W.S. Anderson
    Studio: Sony Pictures/Screen Gems

    Poster: Dull

    Trailer: Not seen it

    Pro: Some of the cast

    Con: 7 per cent on the Tomatometer is pretty damn low

    Verdict: Nah.
     
  9. Mastadge

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Looks awful. Is anyone surprised?
     
  10. Jabbadabbado

    Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    No, but no one has ever seemed to care whether these movies are any good. I was almost in awe of how bad the last one was, yet I knew what to expect and rented it anyway.
     
  11. Mastadge

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I actually thought #3 was the best of the three!

    But given your comment that no one seems to care whether these movies are any good, I guess my question is: isn't it just as easy to make a decent movie as to make an awful one? I mean, given the same bad actors and bad special effects, how much more difficult would it be to be at least give them decent plot and scripts?
     
  12. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I think each entry in the series has gotten progresisvely better than the last, and, on the whole, they're pretty entertaining B-movies. They're terrible adaptations of the game series, but if you look past the source material, they're fun.

    Main downside is they've been emphasizing the 3D so much in the marketing that we didn't get the clever teasers and trailers that the previous movies had, so it's difficult to get a sense of film's concept here. I didn't even know it was ste in LA- I assumed they'd be in Japan, as was hinted at previously.

    That said, I would like to see this series eventually conclude (and not on another cliffhanger) so thatthey could reboot it and do one truer to the source material.
     
  13. Jabbadabbado

    Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    You did say the "source material" was a videogame, right? And the source material for the video game was bad sci fi and horror movies? Given that, the films are about as "true" to the source material as it is possible to get. The movies complete the circle of bad entertainment.
     
  14. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Well, I mean mostly that while the games are a more serious survival horror genre, the movies are mostly Matrixy (kung-fu/anime-influenced/stylized) action films inspired by other films (most notably the first film being an Aliens ripoff, and the 3rd being your Mad Maxish post-apocalyptic genre) and, with slight exception to crossover appearances in the 2nd and 4th films, do not even feature the characters and events from the games (but, rather, attempt a story parallel to those events.. to a point, at least).

    It's a bit like making a Lords of the Rings movie starring Lothos- an original character from another planet who happens to meet Frodo a couple times along his own route to Mount Doom to destroy Sauronaught- the other evil in kahoots with Sauron that everyone else is ignoring.
     
  15. Jabbadabbado

    Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It's a bit like making a Lords of the Rings movie starring Lothos- an original character from another planet who happens to meet Frodo a couple times along his own route to Mount Doom to destroy Sauronaught- the other evil in kahoots with Sauron that everyone else is ignoring.

    I actually kind of want to see that movie now.
     
  16. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    It'd be kind of a B-movie ;)
     
  17. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    God . . . that sounds awesome!
     
  18. ApolloSmileGirl

    ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Knight star 8

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    That's pretty much always been my take on these movies. They're dumb fun, but still entertaining enough to where I keep watching each new installment. It's a series about freaking zombies, not Shakesphere, and people need to quit expecting more out of a series of films like this, if they go in with impossible expectations. I can't think of a better franchise based on video games, and yes that includes the holy MK movies which I thought sucked.

    Seriously, when franchises like Saw can continue to make a profit, shoving off a sequel every year, where's the problem with this franchis? They obviously make money, or they wouldn't keep making them. You can argue artistic vision all you want, and be as snobby about film as much as you want, but there's obviously an audience for these films, and if you don't care for them, don't watch them.
     
  19. Mastadge

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    With stuff like this, I don't need art, but for a movie called Resident Evil to be so dull is just a crime. To me, the first two don't qualify even as "dumb fun" because they're all dumb with no fun. The action is dull, the horror isn't scary. There's no humor or wit or charm. It's just an exercise in attractive women kicking bad special effects in the face, and that's not enough even for a movie like this.
     
  20. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Yeah, while I have a higher opinion of the movies than Mastadge, he is right that these don't live up to their potential for the genre. Even something like the animated Resident Evil: Degeneration would be superior.
     
  21. Nevermind

    Nevermind Jedi Knight star 6

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    The Social Network (2010)

    * All Critics
    * Top Critics

    100

    Average Rating: 9.8/10
    Critic Reviews: 25
    Fresh: 25 | Rotten: 0

    No consensus yet.
    100

    Average Rating: 10/10
    Critic Reviews: 10
    Fresh: 10 | Rotten: 0

    No consensus yet.

    Audience
    82

    Want To See: 16410
    Not Interested: 3531

    Genre: Drama

    Synopsis: A story about the founders of the social-networking website, Facebook. A story about the founders of the social-networking website, Facebook.

    Rated: PG-13 [See Full Rating] for sexual content, drug and alcohol use and language

    Running Time: 2 hr.

    In Theaters: Oct 1, 2010 Wide

    Studio:Columbia Pictures

    Directed By: David Fincher
    Cast

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    Jesse Eisenberg
    (Mark Zuckerberg)
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    Justin Timberlake
    (Sean Parker)
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    Andrew Garfield
    (Eduardo Saverin)
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    Rashida Jones
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    Rooney Mara
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    Brenda Song
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    Armie Hammer
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    Josh Pence
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    Max Minghella
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    Joseph Mazzello
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    Malese Jow
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    John Getz
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    David Selby

    Poster: Very Good

    Trailer: Rather Dull

    Pro: the cast, the director

    Con: I know very little about Facebook and don't use it.
     
  22. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I actually think this could be a great movie.
     
  23. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis

    The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Personally, I can't wait.

    But I'll have to, since it doesn't hit Australian cinemas until November 25th. :mad:
     
  24. Soontir-Fel

    Soontir-Fel Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Trent Reznor is doing the soundtrack.


    Trent Reznor is DOING THE SOUNDTRACK
     
  25. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm planning on catching this one in theaters.