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#41 boston_celtics

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 05:42 AM

I read Twilight, and Harry Potter, and watched the movies, of my own free will.

Why?

Metallica puts it best. "What don't kill ya, make ya more strong."

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 10:57 PM

Anyway, just saw Audition today on DVD. Officially the most disturbing movie ever. Go watch it.


Seconded man...just...no

Never thought buildup would be so effective

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 10:45 PM

Okay, I didn't see a thread for this, but it is a bit movie like. And I hate to admit it, but Turtles Forever was good. It was released by 4Kids, but still...it even had the old school gritty turtles.

If you haven't seen it, here's the link:


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Posted 09 February 2010 - 01:02 AM

I read Twilight, and Harry Potter, and watched the movies, of my own free will.

Why?

Metallica puts it best. "What don't kill ya, make ya more strong."


Not Metallica. It's actually a famous quote by Nietzsche

Now that that's out of my system.

Better statement:

Which Trailer during the superbowl was the best? and which was the worst?

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 05:51 AM

Not Metallica. It's actually a famous quote by Nietzsche

Methinks Boston was right.

It's a long way off, but I'm looking forward to Prince of Persia.

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 06:21 AM

Not Metallica. It's actually a famous quote by Nietzsche


Nietzsche used proper english in his statement. That was a line from "Broken, Beat, and Scarred."

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 07:19 AM

Nietzsche used proper German in his statement. That was a line from "Broken, Beat, and Scarred."


Had to do that.

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 07:23 AM

Had to do that.


Ooops, my bad. Completely slipped my mind he was german.

Anyway, here's a new topic. There are the nominees for the Academy Awards (I've bolded who I think are going to win, and italicized those I want to win) :

Best Picture

Avatar
The Blind Side
District 9
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourous Basterds
Precious
A Serious Man
Up
Up In The Air

Best Actor In A Leading Role


Jeff Bridges - Crazy Heart
George Clooney - Up In The Air
Colin Firth - Single Man
Morgan Freeman - Invictus
Jeremy Renner -“ The Hurt Locker

Best Actress In A Leading Role

Sandra Bullock - The Blind Side
Helen Mirren -“ The Last Station
Carey Mulligan -An Education
Gabourey Sibide - Precious
Meryl Streep - Julie and Julia

Best Actor In A Supporting Role

Matt Damon - Invictus
Woody Harrelson -“ The Messenger
Christopher Plummer - The Last Station
Stanley Tucci - Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz - Inglorious Basterds

Best Actress In A Supporting Role

Penelope Cruz - Nine
Vera Farminga -Up In Air
Maggie Gyllenhaal- Crazy Heart
Anna Kendrick -“ Up In Air
Monique - Precious

Best Director

James Cameron - Avatar
Kathyn Bigelow -The Hurt Locker
Quentin Tarantino - Inglorious Basterds
Lee Daniels -Precious
Jason Reitman - Up In The Air

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 04:54 PM

I want to punch anyone who honestly thinks Avatar was either the best or most meaningful movie of the year.

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 05:35 PM

Avatar was a good action movie with a wholly unoriginal plot, sketchy dialogue and great special effects. It was fun to watch, but it was hardly Oscar-worthy. MAYBE you could argue a nomination, but there is no chance that it's the best film of the year.

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 05:04 AM

It will win for the same reason that Return of the King or Titanic won.

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 10:15 AM

It will win for the same reason that Return of the King or Titanic won.


For box office? Dark Knight was second place in gross before Avatar came out but it wasn't even nominated.

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 10:31 AM

For box office? Dark Knight was second place in gross before Avatar came out but it wasn't even nominated.


What? No, second highest grossing movie of all time is Titanic, followed by Return of the King, then Dead Man's Chest.

Two of the above won.

No, they won out of the effort it took to make the movies. Titanic basically rebuilt the ship, so they won for that. All LOTR movies were shot at the same time, so they won for that. And Avatar revolutionized the effects industry, so it will most likely win for that.

And Heath Ledger won the Oscar because he was dead. I don't like it when people think he was actually the best supporting actor of that year.

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 11:43 AM

For box office? Dark Knight was second place in gross before Avatar came out but it wasn't even nominated.


I would also point out that - as a piece of cinema - Dark Knight was 10x better than Avatar. As soon as you start to have any expectations that there is any kind of consistant, concretely-definable logic behind Oscar nominations you have already lost the game.

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 08:11 PM

What? No, second highest grossing movie of all time is Titanic, followed by Return of the King, then Dead Man's Chest.

Two of the above won.

No, they won out of the effort it took to make the movies. Titanic basically rebuilt the ship, so they won for that. All LOTR movies were shot at the same time, so they won for that. And Avatar revolutionized the effects industry, so it will most likely win for that.

And Heath Ledger won the Oscar because he was dead. I don't like it when people think he was actually the best supporting actor of that year.



But I could've sworn I heard that Dark Knight was second. I mean, I heard it everywhere. But I've just read Wikipedia just now and it seems you were right. Weird. I've just read Wikipedia again and it seems that DK being in second was only when applying box office to US and Canada. That's where I heard it from. And Heath Ledger did an amazing, unique job as Joker. that's all I will say on that matter.

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 08:19 PM

...Just wow. Stretch Armstrong, the movie?. I dont even wanna talk about the actor whos taking the title role.

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 08:41 PM

World-Wide Movie Box Office Records

US Movie Box Office Records

Dark Knight is currently #3 in the US, behind Avatar and Titanic. But when it comest World-Wide records, it's #5 behind those two movies, LotR, and the second Pirates movie.

The only genuinely good movie amongst those five is Dark Knight.

All of that is bullshit, though, unless you're a movie studio executive or producer. Movie-goers shouldn't give a damn about how much MONEY a movie makes. If any sort of numbers should matter it should be how many PEOPLE saw the movie. That's why the Adjusted For Inflation list is far more interesting, since it shows how many people actually saw a movie. That list is only for the US, but it gives you a good idea of what movies have REALLY been popular over time.

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 11:12 PM

What about the movie Predators coming out this summer. I read the script and I can give you guys a link to it. :)

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 03:16 AM

...Just wow. Stretch Armstrong, the movie?. I dont even wanna talk about the actor whos taking the title role.


Oh trust me it could be worse.

They could be making.....him as the Sony presents Sony's Spiderman by Sony!

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 11:05 PM

...Just wow. Stretch Armstrong, the movie?. I dont even wanna talk about the actor whos taking the title role.


I'm gonna see it... it doesn't sound good but it may be amusing...




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