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Took me 9 years, but I finally got around to watching this movie, and I was very very impressed. I feel terrible for all the Hitler/Nazi/Holocaust/Jew jokes I've ever made in my life now though...

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What the fuck. Go see this before anyone spoils it.

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I don't get the movie tagline and why you said that- I actually went and saw this this weekend because I wanted to see something and I remembered your post....I was expecting some big twist that never came (which I guess is partially my fault) but I don't understand all the secrecy? I mean, the cat was pretty much out of the bag 1/4 of the way into the movie.

I liked it though. I wouldn't say it was great, but it was fun seeing a movie I didn't know anything about, and the main characters were definitely likable. The movie wouldn't have worked at all if they weren't.

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haha, i read the spoilers to that the other day. All i can say is i would have been pissed had i spent 10 bucks to see this "jaw-dropping ending" that everyone was building it up to be.

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What?! Man, I'm so glad I didn't hear anyone call it that. I would have been pissed too. Too bad they're trying so hard to sell it that way, it really was an entertaining movie on its own.

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i wouldn't say they were calling it jaw-dropping, but whenever i hear 10 people say "Don't let anyone spoil it for you!" im thinking its gonna have a pretty crazy ending.

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i saw catfish opening night after seeing the trailers about it being "the movie Hithcock would have made today" and about how "the last 40 minutes will blow your mind" or whatever. for like an hour we were thinking "holy shit something's gonna happen!" and then nothing happened and we realized what the movie really was.

i would've enjoyed it a lot more without seeing an of the marketing beforehand.

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i was completely sold on the fact that this would be pure garbage when i saw the trailer, but i got suckered into watching it and i was entertained. definitely no masterpiece of film making, but i didn't mind it. i don't understand why the persians had british accents, or why all of them looked like a different race. maybe i was still sick enough and had enough medicine flowing through my body that my judgement was way off on this one....yea i think that might be it...

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Prince of Persia

i was completely sold on the fact that this would be pure garbage when i saw the trailer, but i got suckered into watching it and i was entertained. definitely no masterpiece of film making, but i didn't mind it. i don't understand why the persians had british accents, or why all of them looked like a different race. maybe i was still sick enough and had enough medicine flowing through my body that my judgement was way off on this one....yea i think that might be it...

Watch for only the first 5 seconds...

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I'm pretty sure this went straight to DVD, which is weird considering the cast and the fact that it was directed by an oscar winner and adapted from an Elmore Leonard novel, but not weird considering the movie was dull. Good performances all around from Rourke, Diane Lane, and Thomas Jane couldn't save a story that turned out to be very predictable. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is in this too -- his performance is so over the top that its hard to take the guy seriously. The movie is worth a viewing just to watch his performance, especially for fans of his, who are aplenty on this message board.

I watched it because I was intrigued by the cast and I was mildly satisfied. Check it out if there is nothing else you'd rather watch.

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The Birds (Hitchcock) -- I thought it was decent. Some parts were incredibly corny though.

Purple Rose of Cairo (Woody Allen) -- This movie was awesome. Funny and bittersweet.

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The Social Network

i'll start by saying i was probably the biggest skeptic of this movie. the first time i saw the preview i swore it would be the stupidest movie of the year.

i LOVED the movie. blew me away. i was not expecting it to be so well done. the opening scene was brilliant. putting his social experience in that scene in contrast with the experience he has "socially" in the last few moments of the film says a lot about the impact of social media and the impact it has had in our interactions with each other. great story, incredible lead performance. jesse deserves a nod come oscar season for this one.

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Just got back from a screening of this:

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The film follows the true story of Betty Anne Waters(Swank) and she plans to get her GED, BA and eventually try to pass the BAR in an effort to free her brother Kenny(Rockwell) from jail, as she believes he was wrongly convicted of murder.

Overall it's a pretty solid film. I would said the overall product is not as great as the performances of the actors, or just the amazingness of the true story that unfolds on screen. I'm in awe of the tale told, but the film is not the most compelling film, especially after seeing Social Network, which is fucking compelling as hell, and doesn't have that awesome of a true story. Just goes to show the level of overall quality filmmaking that Social Network was able to produce.

That being said Conviction still is great. Not a fan of Hilary Swank, but its hard to deny her skills as an actor. Sam Rockwell steals all his scenes of course, but the standout role goes to Juliette Lewis. Holy fuck does she look hideous and act like such in this. Supporting nomination for sure coming her way. The screening I attended had a Q&A with the full cast, writer, and director, as well as the real life woman that the film is about, and she even said it was kind of fucked up at how perfectly Juliette Lewis nailed this really fucked up bitch that is a real person involved in the case.

Also I gotta add how awesome Sam Rockwell is in person. His few questions he did answer were great, and he really knows how to have fun at these screening Q&As. During the whole thing he was trying to play footsie with Hilary Swank and Minnie Driver.

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It's amazing to me that movies like this get a PG-13 rating. The amount of deaths on screen, guns fired at point blank range, torture, the brutality of it all, let alone the prostitution of underage girls... I don't know, maybe I'm just getting older and concerned/grumpy, but it seems very intense for a 13 year old kid.

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Really good acting. Hard to watch at times, because there's not a lot of cutting away and letting the audience off the hook... nope, you gotta take it. Definitely worth seeing.

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^yeah, I remember the creators of South Park and others in This Movie is Not Yet Rated were perplexed that you can't swear or show sex (things that are so normal), but you can show as much violence as possible in ANYTHING from a VERY early age and somehow say that that is much more acceptable.

I don't think the Messenger is the most enjoyable movie in the world.

A little slow, a little boring.

But the acting in it is really good.

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Compared to his first take on the series, this film is much better, which admittedly isn't saying much. However, this is more along the lines of a Rob Zombie film. It has scenes which are outright brutal, like the opening sequence in the hospital which I enjoyed very much, even if Zombie failed to come through with it when it ended. A large part of the movie sees a maskless Michael, having grown a nice looking beard that would fit in nicely at a Fleet Foxes show, playing the part of Cain, just walking the earth and occasionally murdering various rednecks and idiots along the way. Where the fuck was he walking from? I understand the dude has to be ominous even when he goes for a stroll, but he's a big enough guy and his stride should be long enough to get him where he was going faster than what was portrayed. Zombie also delves deeper into Michael's motivation for what he is doing, showing us that he is essentially taking orders from his mother (a la the Friday the 13th series and partly Psycho) and her nice white horse. I prefer the original motivation, the one that has no explanation for the devil incarnate's actions. He just kills because he is evil and there's nothing else to it. However, Zombie played around with motivations in the first movie, so atleast he had the decency to add some depth (I use that word loosely) to it here. There is also a scene that I thought was incredibly good, which was Danielle Harris' murder. Apparently Michael raped her before he killed her, but Zombie didn't go the traditional modern horror movie route of taking us through this. We see Michael being instructed to have some fun by his ghost-mom, and then Harris is found bloody and naked by Laurie, leaving us to fill in the blanks.

So much of this movie is shit though. Shame on Robert for writing a character for the great Malcolm McDowell that is neither likeable nor interesting. Loomis inexplicably becomes a fame obsessed douchebag set on capitalizing on the murders Michael committed, with an arc that left me annoyed and dumbfounded that Zombie actually thought it should be bought. Scout Compton, alongside her friends and their "no one talks like that" dialogue (dick-lickers?), did not make me care enough about her "situation." Whether it was the writing or the acting is debatable. As well as the violence, while brutality is sometimes good, the kind shown here got repetitive very quickly. Michael thrusting his knife into someone fifty times while grunting like a pornstar got old fast. I did like the scene in the strip club though. Michael taught those fornicators a lesson.

Brad Dourif was good as usual.

I was happy to see Zombie make his own movie here, rather than give us the half-remake, half re-imagining movie he gave us with Halloween. Its not a good movie, but at times it was somewhat enjoyable. I was also happy to see him dial down the cameos, which seemed forced and ham-handed in the first. I would say if you're in the mood for a mindless horror movie, check this out.

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Very good stuff here. My only complaint was it left me wanting more from Sean Bean's character. Andrew Garfield was fantastic. I'd say more but I'd rather comment on the trilogy as a whole once I've seen the next two movies.

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I absolutely loved it. I couldn't say enough about the direction, the writing, or the acting. All around this movie was stellar. Sure there have been con-man movies and melancholy love stories before, but this movie played out almost like a fairy-tale. I remember reading a review of it when it was first released and I remember the reviewer said this movie took him to a place he'd never been to and told him a story he'd never heard. That sums it up for me. This movie had me on my toes from the start and I never quite knew if any of what I was seeing was part of a con or part of real life.

Highly recommended for those who haven't seen it. I will be watching this again -- I'm sure of it.

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its halloween. first time seeing this actually. i enjoyed it. fun film minus the tree rape.

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such a funny movie. i lol'd the whole time. columbus' cock-block line had me rolling...

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Went and saw Let Me In last night. Haven't seen the original so I can't really compare it. I thought it was a bit slow, but good. Chloe Moretz is awesome!

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its halloween. first time seeing this actually. i enjoyed it. fun film minus the tree rape.

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such a funny movie. i lol'd the whole time. columbus' cock-block line had me rolling...

watch Evil Dead 2! its so much more fun.

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This was just brutally awful.

Hopefully nobody on here actually liked this.

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First of all, Diane Lane=hot

Secondly, I haven't seen this since I was 10 and saw this in theatres.

Just an awful kid's movie, even then.

Hook is one of my all-time favorite movies (also, my friend from high school used Hook as his 'hook-up movie' in high school with, like, 17 girls and he was 15-17 from the field with it). You watch Hook now and you realize how serious the movie is, sappy, and slow at parts. Because you were lost in how fairy tale, magical, or whatever bullshit you want to put, you forget that. I watch Who Framed Roger Rabbit? now and I forget how over-the-top scary (Christopher Lloyd!) and grown-up it is. It goes over your head in a NEW way that totally effects it.

The problem with Jack is that, even as a 10-year old, it was trying too hard to dumb down what it was. It was way too serious in a way that wasn't even fun and just made me depressed as a 10-year old before being depressed is even at all possible.

That's a hard thing to accomplish.

With that said, I cried at Robin Williams' valedictorian speech at the end.

I cried at that part even in theatres.

Even though his speech was REALLY full of shit, so forced, and soooooo dumb.

But I couldn't help it.

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I feel like I may find this movie somewhat forgettable in the future, which is a shame, since there are a LOT of good moments, dialogue, characters, and shit in this movie.

I think my favorite random moment was with the

2 NSA agents (Hank Azaria and that other black dude) randomly entering the house and Dan Aykroyd and John Cusack gleefully shoot them.

You KNEW they were going to come in, but you didn't expect them to get put away like that.

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Should have been a 15 minute featurette, not a a hour and 45 minute movie. Chopped together rehearsal footage does not equal entertaining past the initial excitement of seeing a 50 year old dance and sing the way michael could.

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Hell yeah.

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I want to have sex with whoever the sound mixer is that mixed the sound during the club scene where Parker tells Zuckerberg the Victoria's Secret story.

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Couldn't get into this. Didn't care about about the characters, and didn't really care what happened to them. There's savage Indians, hoity toity british, an attack on a frontier fort, etc. Standard historical stuff. Meh.

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