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Does not compute!
lol @ Night at the Musuem
I swear it was a good movie! I was excited upon the time I posted it, but I admit maybe an 8 or 8.5.

I still say it was a good movie.

Paycheck - 4.5/10

It had a decent premise, some alright action, however, Ben Affleck's acting is shit. Ruined the movie for me.
 

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RAMBO 1V - 8/10

Rambo back to it`s best.

Violence overload.
 

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Mulholland Drive - █ / ╥

WHAT.

Honestly, most confused I've been since I first saw 4Chan.
 

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Sunshine - 4/10...

Um... the special effects were nice? Other than that, jesus christ... the only somewhat good part of the whole movie was when they first got to Icarus I... and then the last half hour.
So boring! I was led to believe it'd be a lot freakier than it was.
The subliminal pictures were the only 'freaky' things I saw.

Not to mention that the plot was retarded. I mean come on, the sun dying in 50 years? Trying to reignite a giant ball of gas? What?

Event Horizon was better as far as sci-fi horror goes.
 

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No Country for Old Men 9.5/10.

Vintage Coen brothers. Their best movie imo. Great script, great pacing, and great dialogue. The only reason it isn't a perfect 10 for me:
I didn't mind the mindfukc bad ending. I actually liked it. The reason is this:
The scene where the Sheriff checks the room Llewelyn was killed in could have done with a short shot of Chigurh actually holding the bag of money. He was probably carrying the bag because he got the money in the novel the movie was based on (at least that's what people on the IMDB boards are telling me). I kinda figured it out myself, but the script could have done with just a tiny bit more closure on that part imho.

Great acting too. Javier Bardem is the best villain I have seen since Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs. What a role. He does restrained pure evil so well. Josh Brolin was a real suprise for me. This is without a doubt his best role yet. I wonder what he will be like in the Bush movie Oliver Stone is shooting. And I am a big Tommy Lee Jones fan, so he can do no wrong in my eyes. Thank god for Dutch subtitles tho; his Texan accent was quite hard to understand.

All in all, great movie. Go see it.

I just want to damn well know whether
he killed the girl or not. The checking of his boots suggests that he did but we don't know. AHHHHHHHHH!
That said it all. Subtle but clear enough, for me at least. Besides, Chigurh doesn't seem like the kind of person that wouldn't live up to his word. After all, he did say he'd kill her, if Llewelyn didn't accept his proposal.
 

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The Hoax 9/10

Very good performances with an very interesting story. Definite recommendation. Seriously. Watch this.

Edit: lol Shamrock I remember you were totally flippin' out on chat after you watched that
 

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Into the Wild - 10/10. Awesome on so many levels. Made me want to run away into the wilderness and find myself. Also the soundtrack was supreme; maybe the best I've ever heard.
 

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Mimic - 7.2/10...
Disturbing.

Family Guy - Blue Harvest - 6/10...
Could've been so... so much better. :(
 

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Diary of the Dead - Goddammit, George Romero/10

If George Romero was trying to make a shitty student film, he succeeded. If he was trying to give some unknowns their shot, he did it. If he was trying to make a good movie, he failed. Horribly.

As someone who actually really liked Land of the Dead, despite the more intelligent zombies, I was hoping this would be good. The concept was nice. Well, when I thought it wasmore Cloverfield\Blair Witch-esque and not a student film. This looks and feels like it was done in Final Cut Pro by a college film major. That's the point, I know, but it's also a serious knock against the film.

The acting is sub-par. I don't think it's entirely their fault, though. The direction was poor and it seemed like many scenes only had one take, which really hurts the film. About the only actor I liked was the one main black character in charge of a small militia-type group. He was the only one who really seemed to be acting rather than trying to act, like everyone else.

And then there are the film's "messages." Romero, we f*cking get it. Seriously. I'm not a f*cking moron. Everyone who was a moron was just laughing at the film, while I was cringing.

I think my girlfriend put it best when talking about a specific scene in the movie where the line "Don't mess with Texas" is used - "I was already nauseous, but when I heard that I threw up in my mouth a little bit." Well put, I say.
 

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Be Kind Rewind Oh dear Jack Black/10

Funny in places admitadly, but just..meh. Didnt really expect anything decent really if im honest. Unfortunately, the trailer(s) show the best bits. Just watch the trailer instead of the movie really :S
 

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No Country For Old Men - 7.wtf/10

Good, but overrated. I most likely didn't get the message as well.

The Boondock Saints - 9/10

Sweet movie. Had a great time watching it.
 

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Vantage Point 9.3/10

Watch... this.

Forest Whitaker and Dennis Quaid are my new heroes
 

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John Rambo - 6/10
Exactly what I expected: Explosions and people's heads blowing up tied together by badly-acted, badly-written dialogue.
 

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Be Kind Rewind Oh dear Jack Black/10

Funny in places admitadly, but just..meh. Didnt really expect anything decent really if im honest. Unfortunately, the trailer(s) show the best bits. Just watch the trailer instead of the movie really :S
:( Been looking forward to that.

The Number 23 - 6/10

Not bad by any means, just nothing spectacular. I didn't care much for the shitty ending either.
 

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The Number 23 - 8/10

I didn't expect much but I ended up really enjoying it, made you think a lot and I love Jim Carrey in whatever role lol.
 

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The Number 23 - 8/10

I didn't expect much but I ended up really enjoying it, made you think a lot and I love Jim Carrey in whatever role lol.
Saturday night in with Sky movies? :p
 

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I still think Ray is way better than Walk the Line was.

No Country For Old Men - 9/10
Still a great movie. Coen brothers demonstrated some serious mastery. Any fallibility concerning the movie can be derived from the book as well (the weird ass ending).

I Am Legend - 7/10
Seeing this for the second time, it cements my opinion that this movie is essentially the result of Hollywood throwing way too much money at a film with potential to be cool but too bastardized by popular cinema to really have the opportunity to be, so instead the CG artists and whatnot just went wild with making NYC look decrepit. And succeeded.
 

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The Truman Show - 10/10
I'm going to watch again soon. I really loved it.
I should have watched this earlier... I have watched it 10 years after it's release...
 

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I still think Ray is way better than Walk the Line was.
I can't really judge as I knew a lot more about Johnny Cash than Ray Charles.

I loved Walk the Line immensely, but it felt like rushed way too much, if it had presented itself like Ray it would've been a lot better.
 

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Donnie Darko : 9.9 / 10

Superb Movie!

Plz don't read this, If you haven't seen the movie! OR it will just ruin the whole enjoyment!

I found this nice article while googling "THE PHILOSOPHY OF TIME TRAVEL" don't assume as a review of the movie but a nice explanation of the characters and how the are related to the book.(THE PHILOSOPHY OF TIME TRAVEL)

Thought just copy and paste this for those who are still confuse about the movie.

THE PHILOSOPHY OF TIME TRAVEL

By Roberta Sparrow
FOREWARD I would like to thank the Sisters of the Saint John Chapter in Alexandria, Virginia for their support in my decision. By the grace of God, they are:
Sister Eleanor Lewis
Sister Francesca Godard
Sister Helen Davis
Sister Catherine Arnold
Sister Mary Lee Pond
Sister Virginia Wessex

The intent of this book is for it to be used as a simple and direct guide in a time of great danger. I pray that this is purely a work of fiction. If it is not, then I pray for you, the reader of this book. If I am still alive when the events foretold in these pages occur, then I hope that you will find me before it is too late. Roberta Ann Sparrow October,
1944 .

CHAPTER ONE ? THE TANGENT UNIVERSE : The Primary Universe is fraught with great peril. War, plague, famine and natural disaster are common. Death comes to us all. The Fourth Dimension of Time is a stable construct, though it is not impenetrable. Incidents when the fabric of the Fourth Dimension becomes corrupted are incredibly rare. If a Tangent Universe occurs, it will be highly unstable, sustaining itself for no longer than several weeks. Eventually it will collapse upon itself, forming a black hole within the Primary Universe capable of destroying all existence.

THE ARTIFACT AND THE LIVING

When a Tangent Universe occurs, those living nearest to the Vortex will find themselves at the epicenter of a dangerous new world. Artifacts provide the first sign that a Tangent Universe has occured. If an Artifact occurs, the Living will retrieve it with great interest and curiosity. Artifacts are formed from metal, such as an Arrowhead from an ancient Mayan civilization, or a Metal Sword from Medieval Europe. Artifacts returned to the Primary Universe are often linked in religious iconography, as their appearance on Earth seems to defy logical explanation.

Divine Intervention is deemed to be the only logical conclusion for the appearance of the artifact.

WATER AND METAL

Water and Metal are the key elements of Time Travel. Water is the barrier element for the construction of Time Portals used as gateways between universes at the Tangent Vortex. Metal is the transitional element for the construction of Artefact Vessels. DREAMS When the Manipulated awaken from their Journey into the Tangent Universe, they are often haunted by the experience in their dreams. Many of them will not remember. Those who do remember the journey are often overcome with profound remorse for the regretful actions buried within their dreams, the only physical evidence buried within the artifact itself; all that remains from the lost world. Ancient myth tells us of the Mayan Warrior killed by an arrowhead that had fallen from a cliff, where there was no army, no enemy to be found. We are told of the Medieval Knight mysteriously impaled by the sword he had not yet built. We are told that these things occur for a reason.

THE LIVING RECEIVER

The Living Receiver is chosen to guide the Artifact into position for its journey back to the Primary Universe. No one knows how or why a receiver will be chosen. The Living Receiver is often blessed with Fourth Dimensional Powers. These include increased strength, telekinesis, mind control, and the ability to conjure fire and water. The Living Receiver is often tormented by terrifying dreams, visions and auditory hallucinations during his time within the Tangent Universe. Those surrounding the Living Receiver, known as the Manipulated, will fear him and try to destroy him.

THE MANIPULATED DEAD

The Manipulated Dead are more powerful than the Living Receiver. If a person dies within the Tangent Universe, they are able to contact the Living Receiver through the Fourth Dimensional Construct. The Fourth Dimensional Construct is made of Water. The Manipulated Dead will manipulate the Living Receiver using the Fourth Dimensional Construct (see Appendix A and B). The Manipulated Dead will often set an Ensurance Trap for the Living Receiver to ensure that the Artifact is returned safely to the Primary Universe.

If the Ensurance Trap is successful, the Living Receiver is left with no choice but to use his Fourth Dimensional Power to send the Artifact back in time into the Primary Universe before the Black Hole collapses upon itself.

THE MANIPULATED LIVING

The Manipulated Living are often the close friends and neighbours of the Living Receiver. They are prone to irrational, bazaar, and often violent behaviour. This is the unfortunate result of their task, which is to assist the Living Receiver in returning the Artifact to the Primary Universe. The Manipulated Living will do anything to save themselves from Oblivion.

NOTES

LIVING RECEIVER

Donnie Darko

MANIPULATED DEAD

Frank Anderson Gretchen Ross (not her real name)

MANIPULATED LIVING

Edmund Darko
Rose Darko
Elizabeth Darko
Samantha Darko
Katherine Farmer
Elisabeth Farmer
Jim Cunningham (died October, 1988)
Kenneth Monnitoff
Karen Pomeroy
Garry Cole
Cherita Chen
Seth Devlin
Ricky Danforth
Joanie James
Susan Bates
Sean Smith
Leroy Jones
Michael Carier
Linda Connie
Roberta Sparrow

THE END

REFLEXIONS ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF TIME TRAVEL APLLIED TO DONNIE DARKO

OK. Now you?ve read the Philosophy of Time Travel, if you?re interested, you can read my analysis of the film, using the PoTT as a guide. If you have not seen the movie (and I seriously doubt anyone reading this hasn?t) then stop now or it will ruin the whole experience. Every chain of events unfolding in Donnie Darko leads up to Frank?s ?grand plan? which Donnie struggles to discover. It is not until the party (with 6 hours to go) that he realises what it is and sets it in motion. The Manipulated Dead (MD) are Gretchen & Frank. They are the only CONSCIOUS contributers to the ?grand plan?, unless you take into consideration Divine Intervention from God, but that?s another issue. From here on in I?ll paste segments of the PoTT and relate them to the relevant parts of DD. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

THE PHILOSOPHY OF TIME TRAVEL By Roberta Sparrow

The intent of this book is for it to be used as a simple and direct guide in a time of great danger. If I am still alive when the events foretold in these pages occur, then I hope that you will find me before it is too late.

Roberta Ann Sparrow October, 1944 THE TANGENT UNIVERSE

?If a Tangent Universe occurs, it will be highly unstable, sustaining itself for no longer than several weeks? ***************************************
Frank: ?In 28 days? the world will end?
Donnie: ?Why??
***************************************

?Eventually it (the Tangent Universe) will collapse upon itself, forming a black hole within the Primary Universe capable of destroying all existence?.

THE ARTIFACT AND THE LIVING ?

When a Tangent Universe occurs, those living nearest to the Vortex **the residents of Middlesex** will find themselves at the epicenter of a dangerous new world.? **This being the Tangent Universe** ?Artifacts provide the first sign that a Tangent Universe has occured. If an Artifact occurs, the Living will retrieve it with great interest and curiosity... Artifacts are formed from metal?. **Such as a jet engine** ?Artifacts returned to the Primary Universe are often linked in religious iconography **possible explanation of spiral symbol, not too sure on this one** as their appearance on Earth seems to defy logical explanation. Divine Intervention is deemed to be the only logical conclusion for the appearance of the artifact?. **and for many other occurrences throughout DD**

THE LIVING RECEIVER

The Living Receiver (Donnie) is chosen to guide the Artifact into position for its journey back to the Primary Universe. The Living Receiver is often blessed with Fourth Dimensional Powers. These include increased strength (axe in statue), telekinesis, mind control, and the ability to conjure fire and water (school and cunnigham?s house).? ?The Living Receiver is often tormented by terrifying dreams, visions and auditory hallucinations during his time within the Tangent Universe?. **Donnie sees Frank, amongst other things**

?Those surrounding the Living Receiver, known as the Manipulated, will fear him and try to destroy him?. **Katherine Farmer, Jim Cunnigham, principle etc.**

THE MANIPULATED LIVING

?The Manipulated Living are often the close friends and neighbours of the Living Receiver. They are prone to irrational, bazaar, and often violent behaviour. This is the unfortunate result of their task, which is to assist the Living Receiver in returning the Artifact to the Primary Universe. They will do anything to avoid oblivion?. **Katherine Farmer is the best example of this, she is absolutely obsessed with Sparkle Motion because if they do not win the Talent Quest they will not fulfill their place in the ?grand plan? and restore the Primary Universe. She is almost distraught when she has to ask Donnie?s mother to go. Also explains why everyone is a little ?kooky? throughout the whole film. In their own way they are terrified because the world is coming to an end. Human instinct is to ALWAYS try to survive, even if they don?t know they are going to die.**

THE MANIPULATED DEAD

?The Manipulated Dead are more powerful than the Living Receiver. If a person dies within the Tangent Universe, they are able to contact the Living Receiver through the Fourth Dimensional Construct?. **Frank is able to travel through time to help Donnie, Gretchen helps him less obviously by being responsible for a series of coincidences that leads up to the scene at Grandma Death?s and inevidebly the restoration of the Primary Universe**. ?The Fourth Dimensional Construct is made of Water?. **The time-spear things and the mirror/portal Donnie sees Frank in in his bedroom** ?The Manipulated Dead will often set an Ensurance Trap for the Living Receiver to ensure that the Artifact is returned safely to the Primary Universe? . ***********************************************************************

Frank?s whole reason for appearing to Donnie; he is setting up the restoration of the Primary Universe. The chain of events leading up to the restoration of the PU is a series of these ?ensurance traps? (not in perfect order, I?m trying to get this finished quickly):
1. Donnie floods school and starts going out with Gretchen (?I?m glad school was cancelled? or we would never have had this conversation?).

2. Donnie finds wallet (?Now you know where he lives?) and burns down house.

3. Cunnigham?s child-porn is exposed, which later keeps Karen at home for campaign, thus Donnie?s Mum has to go away with the girls.

4. Frank shows D the ?water spears? which he follows to the gun he later shoots him in the eye with.

5. Monitoff gives Donnie ?Philosophy of Time Travel?.

6. Sparkle Motion win contest and go away.

7. Gretchen?s Mum leaves so that Gretchen will go to Donnie?s house, and then to her death.

8. Donnie sends a letter to Roberta Sparrow, she is reading it when the red car comes speeding up the road, causing it to swerve to miss her, and to run Gretchen over.

These are just some of the coincidences that Frank, Gretchen and others set in motion to restore the Primary Universe. ************************************************************************

?If the Ensurance Trap is successful, the Living Receiver is left with no choice but to use his Fourth Dimensional Power to send the Artifact back in time into the Primary Universe before the Black Hole collapses upon itself.?

DREAMS

?When the Manipulated awaken from their Journey into the Tangent Universe, they are often haunted by the experience in their dreams. Many of them will not remember.?

** Karen Pomeroy, Ken Monnitoff (the only 2 teachers sympathetic to Donnie) and Cherita (a harmless lost soul who Donnie promises ?everything will be better for someday? and her smile tells us it is) all awake happy and content**. While:

?Those who do remember the journey are often overcome with profound remorse for the regretful actions buried within their dreams.?

**Jim Cunnigham wakes up from TU crying, knowing he is a pedophile and a fake (according to the notes in PoTT and obituary on website he commits suicide not long after.) K Farmer knows she is not traveling her ?righteous path? and is traveling the ?path of fear? also, possibly that the man she has been in adoration of (JC) is a pedophile. Therapist ? possibly for giving D placebos and not helping him better through therapy, (another one I?m not too sure on.)**

'We are told that these things occur for a reason.?

**To show us the error of our ways, punishing those who live a bad life and making them awaken to a more righteous path, and rewarding those that have already ie. Cherita and the teachers.** ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The only one that won?t wake up from the Tangent Universe is Donnie. But he has fulfilled his destiny. He uses his Fourth Dimensional Power, restores the Primary Universe and becomes a martyr and a superhero, even if no one knows. He can go out smiling knowing he has saved the world and is no longer afraid of dying alone.
 

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The Truman Show - 10/10
I'm going to watch again soon. I really loved it.
I should have watched this earlier... I have watched it 10 years after it's release...
Excellent movie. Jim Carrey is the shit.
 

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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

9/10

Good old (1964) Movie
 

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Into The Wild - 8.5/10

I think it's a bit too slow at parts, but the latter half really picks up, both pace-wise and emotionally. Very haunting at times, and Emile Hirsch was fantastic. It took some time after seeing it for a lot of the film to sink in. Then just yesterday it finally hit me. I think I'll go see it again.
 

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Once - 8.5/10

Fantastic Irish independent film, about an Irish busker and Czech immigrant who meet on the streets of Dublin and decide to make music together. Fantastic film with brilliant music.
 

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Beowulf - 8/10...

Really enjoyed it, great CGI work... Robert Zemeckis is on a roll with great CGI flicks.

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - 7.1/10...

Could've been so... so much better, but it was still a fun movie to watch.
 

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A.I. Artificial Intelligence - 9.2/10

A revisit to one of Spielberg's most thought-provoking efforts. It's a beautiful collaboration of two acknowledged masters. Both Jude Law and Haley Joel Osment give great performances as the robots on a quest to enable Osment to become a "real boy". Frances O'Connor deserves a nod as well. I bawled like a little boy.

I encourage everyone to see this.
 
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