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  • RichardRichard Posts: 48,595 mod
    My review round-up:

    The Woman in Black | 7
    The Hunger Games | 3
    American Reunion | 7
    The Cabin in the Woods | 1
    The Avengers | 4
    1 for cabin in the woods?

    wut
  • PhineasPhineas Posts: 1,979 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm going to see Dark Shadows tomorroowww. -happy dance-
    I've been refusing to look at anyone's opinions on this movie. Tim Burton gets far too much hate for doing what the fuck he feels like doing in his films. And people's negativity usually has a reciprocating effect on me. Blah.
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  • Martin1Martin1 Posts: 7,787 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The Woman in Black is one of the best horror movies I've ever seen. Then again I haven't seen many.
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  • BaneBane Posts: 9,869 ✭✭✭✭✭
    wut
    acting - terrible
    story - nonsensical, illogical, all over the place with no cohesive tone
    script - a mess
    cinematography - dull
    characters - dumb and forgettable
    character development - zero
    scary moments - zero
    scenes with tension - one, surprisingly, out of the entire film
    atmosphere - none
    funny scenes - maybe two?
    ending - ridiculous and not in a good way
    cleverness - much less than it believes it has

    So why wouldn't I give it a 1? It's more or less one of the worst, most pointless and irrational films I've seen in years. Yes I know what it was about, yes I know what the "point" they were "trying" to make was, yes I got all the stupid horror movie references because I'm a huge horror movie geek, and yet I found none of it even remotely clever, worthwhile, or amusing. In fact it was pretty fucking retarded from start to finish. If you're going to spoof the horror genre, fine, just remember that there are other legitimately fantastic horror spoofs out there like Shaun of the Dead that you're competing with.
  • RichardRichard Posts: 48,595 mod
    LOL YOU SACK OF WINE.

    Go watch silent house haha.

    Anyways, I enjoyed it but I do see how you wouldnt like it. It wasnt scary except perhaps at the very very end but I just found it fun to watch. I need a second viewing.
  • PumpkinjuicePumpkinjuice Posts: 2,301 ✭✭✭✭✭
    wut


    acting - terrible
    story - nonsensical, illogical, all over the place with no cohesive tone
    script - a mess
    cinematography - dull
    characters - dumb and forgettable
    character development - zero
    scary moments - zero
    scenes with tension - one, surprisingly, out of the entire film
    atmosphere - none
    funny scenes - maybe two?
    ending - ridiculous and not in a good way
    cleverness - much less than it believes it has

    So why
    wouldn't I give it a 1? It's more or less one of the worst, most pointless and irrational films I've seen in years. Yes I know what it was about, yes I know what the "point" they were "trying" to make was, yes I got all the stupid horror movie references because I'm a huge horror movie geek, and yet I found none of it even remotely clever, worthwhile, or amusing. In fact it was pretty fucking retarded from start to finish. If you're going to spoof the horror genre, fine, just remember that there are other legitimately fantastic horror spoofs out there like Shaun of the Dead that you're competing with.
    Seconded. It made The Avengers look like a masterpiece in comparison.
  • BaneBane Posts: 9,869 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I've been hard on The Avengers, but compared to movies this bad, absolutely.
  • PumpkinjuicePumpkinjuice Posts: 2,301 ✭✭✭✭✭
    An argument that lovers of this movie is gonna use to defend it is that everything was supposed to be like that. The jump scares were supposed to be predictable. It wasn't supposed to be scary. It wasn't supposed to be original. It wasn't supposed to be about the characters. It was supposed to be a horror spoof. Sadly it's a bad one; hardly clever, funny, original or thought-provoking. The twist was just non-sensical. I hate the fact that the director can include every horror convention that exists and hide behind the notion that he's making fun of them.
  • PumpkinjuicePumpkinjuice Posts: 2,301 ✭✭✭✭✭
    If it was supposed to be annoying, the director certainly succeeded. That said, I don't celebrate such low goals that anyone can achieve.
  • greggreg Posts: 737 ✭✭✭
    I just don't understand all the praise/success about the Avengers... the screenplay was SOO unoriginal, boring and soulless
  • SarahElizabeth!SarahElizabeth! Posts: 5,232 ✭✭✭✭
    I think it's really good, but I don't think it is down right amazing, blow-your-socks-off-your-feet, kick-ass.
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  • RichardRichard Posts: 48,595 mod
    Ppl at work say avengers is best super hero movie yet and i said no and they said what other super hero movie is better and i said TDK and they shut up. Lol.
  • Martin1Martin1 Posts: 7,787 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ppl at work say avengers is best super hero movie yet and i said no and they said what other super hero movie is better and i said TDK and they shut up. Lol.
    I'll take Avengers over TDK any day. Avengers is a fun blast to sit through, and while I do not dislike TDK, it's a chore to get through.
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  • RichardRichard Posts: 48,595 mod
    Avengers only has action and the actio gets old with time. TDK has an amzing stry and you find out new things with every viewing.
  • PotterFan_649PotterFan_649 Posts: 794 ✭✭✭
    American Horror Story
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    OMG!! This show is my new favorite show. its such a mind-fuck (worse than Inception). This shows keeps you on the edge of your seat, great cinematography, acting, characters, story. I just can't get enough of it. I recommend you all watch it. i'm serious.

    5/5
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  • Martin1Martin1 Posts: 7,787 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Avengers only has action and the actio gets old with time. TDK has an amzing stry and you find out new things with every viewing.
    Yeah, each time I watch it I see less and less focus on Batman/Bruce :p
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  • BaneBane Posts: 9,869 ✭✭✭✭✭
    When will you peons learn

    Spider-man 2 > TDK
  • BaneBane Posts: 9,869 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2012
    Yep. Spider-man 2 completely embodies what it is to be a comic book film, embracing character emotion, depth, but is never afraid of what it is and wears its colors proud. It also carries fine messages for children without becoming presumptuous and beating us over the head with pointless ramblings.

    The Dark Knight feels pretentious and too afraid of embracing its franchise heritage and instead opts for being a super duper serious crime drama, its only Batman elements coming from some character names and what they look like and it severely misfires when it comes to pacing on more than one occasion, ultimately stumbling into a myriad of hilariously bad and terribly staged sequences in the third act.

    A stronger argument would be Batman Begins vs. Spider-man 2. The Dark Knight doesn't even remotely come close. As Martin said it is a total chore to actually watch straight through on repeat viewings and was about 40 minutes overweight. Have fun making that argument with Spider-man 2, which is effortlessly more enjoyable and charming. Spider-man 2, in one scene completely sums up why the entire history of comic books appeals to every single comic book fan in existence. Where is that scene in The Dark Knight?
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  • BaneBane Posts: 9,869 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hell, even The Avengers which I did not particularly like felt more proud to be a comic book film than TDK.
  • aaronaaron Posts: 20,939 mod
    I totally understand your points, but I just think we're coming from different sides of the spectrum here. I understand how you're more into colorful, vibrant superhero films like the Spiderman films--it's just your style, and it's how most comic books are written after all. I enjoy those as well, but Nolan did something with the Batman series which had never been done before. He took it in a whole new direction, and he made everything plausible, made it possible, made it real--it's dark and it's tense and thrilling and I'd rather sit through TDK forty times than Spider-man forty times simply because it's so well-crafted, compelling, and richly thrilling. It's moral ambiguity and the dilemmas it poses, as well as similarities to real world situations are wondrous to behold. It really redefined and transcended the superhero genre for me. Subpar superhero films like the Avengers simply won't cut it anymore, CGI and thrills aren't enough. There needs to be a message. Luckily, Raimi's (and hopefully Webb's) Spider-man films were slick and stylish and full of exciting and transporting action and messages and so those films succeeded as well.

    But Nolan's Batman trilogy is just on another tier for me. No other superhero film can compare when it comes to the situation that he crafted. It's a privilege to watch one of his films and be transported into the eerily real world of Gotham, a microcosm of today's cities, and watch in horror as it descends into chaos. The choices of Wayne, Gordon and Dent and how they affect the city's outcome, coupled with the richly-thrilling crime story and Den't fall from justice, as well as Bruce's self-struggle and the hypnotic and disturbing Joker...it all adds up to one hundred percent. And while it may seem like it's trying to be more than it is, I think that Nolan's trying to prove that the ideals of heroes can really exist in today's world. Superheroes don't have to be superhuman, and you can really make a difference in the world, even if it involves all the consequences and obstacles Batman faces in the films. It's hard to compare to the Spider-man films because they're so differently crafted, but Nolan's Batman trilogy is home to two (soon to be three) of my favorite films of all time. I'm glad they found a way to make the superhero genre be taken seriously.
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  • PhineasPhineas Posts: 1,979 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Suddenly this thread makes me wanna kill myself...

    ...Moving on.
    Just watched Dark Shadows. I really liked it a lot. I was eager, but still knew I might get let down, but it was better than I expected. I love the way Tim Burton does his films. The direction, both with the characters and the art style are wonderful. All the actors were excellent, except probably Chloe Grace Moretz, who just irritated me. American accent on Helena Bonham Carter was a welcome surprise, and the same goes for Eva Green. She was absolutely perfect. I've never seen her in a villainous role before (I've only actually seen her in Casino Royale and The Golden Compass) and she was so great. She was really creepy. Michelle Pfeiffer was great as always, and Bella Heathcote was surprisingly good, but Depp...Wow. He's always been an actor I hold in very high regard, but I don't think he's one of my top ten favourites. In this film, I just forgot he was Johnny Depp. He sank straight into the role with ease. Last but not least, Elfman's score was excellent. Especially during the prologue. 7.5/10
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  • MattCatMattCat Posts: 370 ✭✭✭
    edited May 2012
    Cape Fear - 8/10
    The Woman in Black - 6/10
    The Longest Day - 8.5/10
    Escape From New York - 7/10
    Gladiator 5/10
    The Tichborne Claimant (David Yates) - 8/10
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  • BaneBane Posts: 9,869 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2012
    I'm glad they found a way to make the superhero genre be taken seriously.
    And this is where I get lost. It's true that Spiderman is more vibrant and colorful and "cartoony" but why on earth would that make it to where someone couldn't take parts of it seriously? In fact I would argue that while TDK lacks absolutely zero emotional depth, there are at least two scenes in Spider-man 2 that are actually legitimately emotional. I would also argue that Spider-man is very, very human, in fact Spider-man 2 is strictly about how it is not Peter Parker's powers that matters, it's his mindset and how much emotion he puts into it. The entire movie is a character struggle of the likes not seen in many films period, let alone a comic book film.

    Apart from being ultra realistic (kind of) and "teh mature" I really don't get how TDK is some transcendent form of cinema that sits on its own pedestal. It's a very good movie, I just think it's way too high on itself and that's one of many reasons why I simply do not prefer it to Spider-man 2 or even Batman Begins. I expect TDKR to be vastly superior.

    But, aaron, of course -- you are 100% entitled to your opinion. I just kind of wish the dark, gritty, mature, philosophical and pretentious nature of TDK didn't blind so many people to the point where they think of it as some kind of god-form cinematic creation. I would say the second act of the movie makes a strong argument for it, but there's too many pacing problems and pointless scenes in acts 1 and 3. Loving it is fine, thinking it's an amazing movie is fine but people act like it was some kind of unstoppable force of nature and almost exclusively just because of Ledger because there certainly wasn't any character arc writing going on for Bruce Wayne.
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  • RyGuyRyGuy Posts: 7,799 mod
    Dark Shadows - 8/10

    After seeing the movie I don't understand when people whine in reviews about this movie not being one thing in one genre. I was expecting a chameleon of a movie and while it had some slightly humorous moments, I only laughed twice in the whole movie. It was quirky and unique. At times it didn't even feel like a Burton film to be completely honest. I guess that is due to the brilliant cinematography and lighting. One problem I was thinking about is character control. With all these characters in one movie it is really hard to focus in one department. It goes around and tells the stories between Barnabas and character A and character B. Things I didnt like:
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    Werewolf-Girl (In the show Willie is the werewolf,) Some of the special effects at times however the finale looked really sweet and so different.
    The things I liked: The acting and the balances this movie made. It felt like a longer version of a soap opera made for a movie and still fit in interesting enough plots. Johnny Depp was decent. Things I loved: The soundtrack was stunning. A mix of period music, the opening titles were lovely. I loved the lighting, the sets, the cinematography. I loved the characters and how well they were fleshed out intertwined with the plot. Eva Green and Michelle Pfeiffer were great. The others weren't bad but I would put them in the "like" category. Overall very entertaining, not my favorite Burton movie but its nice. It just really didnt strike me as a Burton movie to be honest which I felt was odd. Maybe since it was a period piece in a sense.

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  • Martin1Martin1 Posts: 7,787 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Really? Advertising for it made it look like a poopy comedy :p
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  • RyGuyRyGuy Posts: 7,799 mod
    Really? Advertising for it made it look like a poopy comedy :p
    I know right?! hahaha It wasn't too dark, wasn't too light. It was like that perfect dense cupcake that hits the spot on a breezy summer afternoon. I didn't think it was that funny. Granted it had its moments with hippies, the sex scene, the lava lamp, mcdonalds etc that were giggle worthy, but not "LMFAO OMG DID YU SEE THAT?!" funny. It was moody and a tad bit bipolar but not really messy considering that. The plot evolves like a soap opera.

    One thing I think you would admire dude is the music. With a cameo from Alice Cooper that lasts longer than just a "blink and you will miss" moment, songs by The Moody Blues, Iggy Pop, Donovan, Barry White, and like in the ads The Carpenters song. Depp also sang a bit of The Joker hahaha that was great. Danny Elfman's score is sinister and great.

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  • PhineasPhineas Posts: 1,979 ✭✭✭✭✭
    "Go...watch...the Cooper woman..."

    Glad you liked it Ry :D
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  • Pensieve SeekerPensieve Seeker Posts: 2,916 ✭✭✭✭
    I just returned from seeing Wrath of the Titans at the dollar show.

    - Including myself, there were maybe 20-25 people in the theater.
    - Based on the snoring I heard, at least one member of the audience fell asleep.
    - It was an okay popcorn flick. Didn't really care about any of the characters. (Mainly went to see it because of Ralph Fiennes.)
    - When the bricks in the stone wheel entrance to the labyrinth were moving I felt like saying "Welcome, Harry, to Diagon Alley."
    - When Hades and Zeus teamed together to use their powers to send the bad guys flying through the air I felt like saying "Stupefy!"

    Alcohol and calculus don't mix. Never drink and derive.

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  • HenrickHenrick Posts: 13,750 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The Raven (James McTeigue, 2012)
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    A nice concept is turned into an utterly forgettable experience where everything - including Cusack's performance - is over the top.

    1.5/4
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    We'll never be forgiven for what we did.
    Trust me, I'm a Film Grad ;)
  • RyGuyRyGuy Posts: 7,799 mod
    I hate John Cusack...it's an easy miss for me lol

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  • HenrickHenrick Posts: 13,750 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Man.. He is becoming a Nicolas Cage, honestly. LMAO
    I could perfectly see Nicolas Cage in The Raven.
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  • RyGuyRyGuy Posts: 7,799 mod
    Man.. He is becoming a Nicolas Cage, honestly. LMAO
    I could perfectly see Nicolas Cage in The Raven.
    He is lol after 2012...good grief now he's always the same thing in each movie with a different costume lol no change in diction, no change in voice, no change in eye movements or posture...I just can't stand when actors be themselves in movies...that's why it's called acting lol to act like someone else lol -_- lmao

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  • mattStrelowmattStrelow Posts: 3,183 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Battleship
    Um, this was actually better than I expected. Everything's in place according to the regular blockbuster formula, but I believe that the key elements were handled really well. I actually laughed a lot too. But the alien design was just beyond awful, and Rihanna has already earned the 2013 Worst Actress Razzie - she was so bad it's laughable! What's with that "my daddy said they'd come" line and all of her badass-wannabe impersonation? But overall, decent action, good fun, and way better than any Transformers film.
    5.5/10
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  • HenrickHenrick Posts: 13,750 ✭✭✭✭✭
    For me, just one actress convinces me as a mariner/soldier. Michelle Rodriguez! :D
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    Michelle Rodriguez is the ultimate badass
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  • HenrickHenrick Posts: 13,750 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Couldn't agree more, man :D
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  • PhineasPhineas Posts: 1,979 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Firstly, Priest.
    Man, what a bad film. It started off okay, and then kinda just...collapsed. Yeah. Nothing I can really say. I didn't even enjoy Paul Bettany as much as I usually do, and Karl Urban kinda sucked. Christoper Plummer was in it though, so I liked that. Too bad he was built up as the big bad in the beginning, and then had no role... The only other thing I possibly enjoyed was the score, and even then...Anyway. 3/10, cause I'm generous.

    Secondly, Superman Returns
    Overall, it was pretty average. Below average even. But I still enjoyed it. The plot was just poor, but I liked the acting. Brandon Routh is such a gentleman as Superman, even if I couldn't get Todd the Psychic Vegan out of my head while watching him. Kate Bosworth was also pretty cool and heavily reminiscent of the Lois Lane from the Smallville series. Though the best thing about this film was easily Kevin Spacey. Winning all over. He looked like he was having so much fun with this. Such an awesome guy. Apart from those three though, not much to say. James Marsden was unremarkable, as was everything else about the movie, but yeah. 4/10
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  • HenrickHenrick Posts: 13,750 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Buried (Rodrigo Cortés, 2010)
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    A minimalist and mesmerizing exercise on filmmaking. A simple concept turned into a chilling, gripping and thrilling story that doesn't only make you feel desperate but also touches your heart. It has been a while that I haven't watched such an intense thriller. I'm not a huge fan of Ryan Reynolds, but the director Rodrigo Cortés makes him give his best. It's impressive how a movie that uses the same location on its whole can have such a nice dramatic curve. This is bold filmmaking, a small masterpiece that everybody should give a chance.

    3.5/4
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  • AllStar87AllStar87 Posts: 1,157 ✭✭✭
    That was a great movie! The end had me with chills for like the next 3 hours lol. I wanted to shout at my tv. Ryan Reynolds performance was so convincing.
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    - Didn't really care about any of the characters. (Mainly went to see it because of Ralph Fiennes.)
    - When the bricks in the stone wheel entrance to the labyrinth were moving I felt like saying "Welcome, Harry, to Diagon Alley."
    - When Hades and Zeus teamed together to use their powers to send the bad guys flying through the air I felt like saying "Stupefy!"

    -Right! That's the only reason I want to see that series..
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  • HenrickHenrick Posts: 13,750 ✭✭✭✭✭
    That was a great movie! The end had me with chills for like the next 3 hours lol. I wanted to shout at my tv. Ryan Reynolds performance was so convincing.
    I totally agree, Chris! The ending had me on the edge of my seat man! I felt literally desperate!
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  • JoshieJoshie Posts: 4,760 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Buried is such a fantastic film, so many chills with that film.
    Movies seen in 2014
    Wolf of Wall Street - B- [1/2/14]
    Lone Survivor - A+ [1/17/14]
    Jack Ryan - C+ [1/20/14]
    Ride Along - A-[1/24/14]
    Anchorman 2 - B-[1/24/14]
    Robocop - B+ [2/14/14]
  • HenrickHenrick Posts: 13,750 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2012
    Get the Gringo (Adrian Gunberg, 2012)
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    It can be cheesy, corny and even racist sometimes... But wow. Hugely entertaining. I'm not a big Mel Gibson fan, but over here he does what he knows best: action movies. Great acting, fast paced plot, some nice sequences. A really fun movie to watch. Shame it's going directly to VOD in the USA. I'm glad I had the opportunity of watching in a movie theater over here in Brazil though.

    3/4
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  • RyGuyRyGuy Posts: 7,799 mod
    edited May 2012
    Chernobyl Diaries - 2/10

    GOOOOOD LORD THIS WAS BAD lol. Predictable. Characters not fleshed out, one dimensional. Atrocious Acting. It felt incomplete. At least they got the basic history of Chernobyl right...but still they didn't go much deeper. Never jumped once but it's sad when the theate jumps more for a wild bear moving around rather than mutants in The dark...and it isn't even show the mutants or dogs...this movie had so much potential and it ended up being a huge letdown. Mutated residents of a highly publicized nuclear disaster? How have they stayed hidden? What do they eat? How can they reproduce? Why haven't they gotten sick and died years ago? Why does the place look deserted if people are still living there? Why the Cold-War Propaganda-esque ending?? Gahh... 2/10 is incredibly generous... Lol This is not a movie for someone who thinks logically lol.

    The film exploited the situation of Chernobyl just as I had feared in the thread...and it wasn't creative, edgy, or original...There was barely any music, choppy editing, Bad sound editing, Bad angles...it was every generic straight to dvd horror movie shoved into a blender and spread out all over a slice of Chernobyl...Trust me, you are far better off seeing anything else in the theater than this nonsense...Even if you enjoy movies that don't make you think and serve to entertain, this still doesn't offer enough to satisfy, and thats how I went into this movie. I went in with an open mind wanting to be entertained...instead I wasted an hour and a half of my life, and I missed out seeing Bill Murray with some friends at a concert this evening lol he was hanging out with some friends drinking and dancing at this SummerCamp Festival here in IL gahh I am really kicking myself lol fml.
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  • AshAsh Posts: 6,577 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Moonrise Kingdom was wonderful :) certainly my favourite film I've seen this year.
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  • mattStrelowmattStrelow Posts: 3,183 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Haywire
    A massive disappointment. That's all I have to say
    4/10
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