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09-22-2012, 04:28 PM
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Wayne's World & Dumb and Dumber.

Honorable mention to Ace Ventura.
Didn't love Dumb & Dumber, it was OK though. Ace Ventura (the first one) was hilarious.

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09-22-2012, 05:14 PM
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I always preferred the first because the production value of it really surprised me. It felt like a real place. First time that I can think of thinking that in a historical Asian action film.

I've only seen the first Drunken Master. I'll have to check it out. I think I was tricked into thinking Drunken Tai Chi with Donnie Yen was Drunken Master 2. It was very disappointing. Especially since there was no actual action in it for some reason.
Not the same thing.
Drunken Master II in 1994 was with Jackie Chan.
It is consistently voted as the film with the best action sequences.
Some would even call it the perfect action film.

You got to give it to the Hong Kong film industry though.
Once their best action choreographers made the move to Hollywood, the action sequences in Hollywood films improved greatly.

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09-22-2012, 05:17 PM
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Didn't love Dumb & Dumber, it was OK though. Ace Ventura (the first one) was hilarious.
The thing about Jim Carey was that you think he is only doing his over the top physical comedy for his films.
Once you realize he is like that in real life, it is not as funny and just downright creepy.

But he is an underrated actor.
I liked his performances in The Truman Show, Man on the Moon and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
Those are quiet, yet powerful performances.
Still, all 3 were basically the same character, so maybe he found his niche as a character actor.

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09-22-2012, 08:29 PM
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I also loved the movie...
But I see it as like The Sixth Sense.
Once you have seen it, you don't really want to see it again.
I've watched it multiple times, and it still holds up. But on repeated viewings you don't watch it for the twist, but because it's a very well made movie.

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09-22-2012, 09:49 PM
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The Once Upon A Time in China series had some of the best action sequences ever recorded on film.
The best one in the series was probably the second one, because it also starred some legit martial artists (Jet Li and Donnie Yen).
The opening theme to Once Upon A Time in China is extremely iconic. Also, Jet Li before Father Time caught up to him.

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So excited for this movie.


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09-23-2012, 12:03 AM
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So excited for this movie.
Wow, Jennifer Lawrence is everywhere.

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Wow, Jennifer Lawrence is everywhere.
Watch her indie films. That girl knows how to pick her movies.

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09-23-2012, 12:12 AM
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Watch her indie films. That girl knows how to pick her movies.
Yeah, I've been meaning to watch Winter's Bone but I haven't gotten around to it yet. I'm not really familiar with any of her indie films. Did she do them before she sort of catapulted to fame (ie. Hunger Games, X-Men, etc.)? Her newest film (House at the End of the Street) looks pretty lame, then again, all horror movies are.

I know she's a terrific actress though.

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Yeah, I've been meaning to watch Winter's Bone but I haven't gotten around to it yet. I'm not really familiar with any of her indie films. Did she do them before she sort of catapulted to fame (ie. Hunger Games, X-Men, etc.)? Her newest film (House at the End of the Street) looks pretty lame, then again, all horror movies are.

I know she's a terrific actress though.
She's an amazing actress. I have to admit that I didn't know her until The Hunger Games though.

The Poker House is a very good story (and a beautiful performance by her), and Winter's Bone was very good too (in my opinion because some people didn't like it, but I think they just don't like character development driven stories instead of plot driven). I don't know much about The Burning Plains, but the premise looks intriguing.

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09-23-2012, 12:21 AM
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She's an amazing actress. I have to admit that I didn't know her until The Hunger Games though.

The Poker House is a very good story (and a beautiful performance by her), and Winter's Bone was very good too (in my opinion because some people didn't like it, but I think they just don't like character development driven stories instead of plot driven). I don't know much about The Burning Plains, but the premise looks intriguing.
Cool. Thanks for the info.

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09-23-2012, 12:23 AM
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Cool. Thanks for the info.
Personally I liked Poker House more than Winter's Bone.

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Oh, okay.

Was her Oscar nomination for that film?

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Oh, okay.

Was her Oscar nomination for that film?
Her Oscar nomination was for Winter's Bone, but I guess I just was more invested in Poker House than that.

I've become a pretty fan of hers, actually. It also helps that she's a great interviewee.

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Her Oscar nomination was for Winter's Bone, but I guess I just was more invested in Poker House than that.

I've become a pretty fan of hers, actually. It also helps that she's a great interviewee.
Yeah, she seems very down to earth/genuine.

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09-23-2012, 12:41 AM
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Yeah, she seems very down to earth/genuine.
Doesn't give cliched answers to questions. Love the honesty, and she uses sarcasm as humor (like me).

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Doesn't give cliched answers to questions. Love the honesty, and she uses sarcasm as humor (like me).
That's definitely cool. I've never really had any favourite actors/actresses... just movies (a couple, because I'm kind of picky) that I love.

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09-23-2012, 12:48 AM
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That's definitely cool. I've never really had any favourite actors/actresses... just movies (a couple, because I'm kind of picky) that I love.
Me neither. I don't usually remember Hollywood actors' names, unless they were in Harry Potter.

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Me neither. I don't usually remember Hollywood actors' names, unless they were in Harry Potter.
I absolutely love Harry Potter! I really miss lining up for it at the theatre every year (don't laugh). It was literally one of biggest things I used to look forward to... that, and hockey.

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I absolutely love Harry Potter! I really miss lining up for it at the theatre every year (don't laugh). It was literally one of biggest things I used to look forward to... that, and hockey.
I do a bi-yearly marathon of all eight (seven when we started) movies with my friends.

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I do a bi-yearly marathon of all eight (seven when we started) movies with my friends.
I try and watch them over the year as well. My family always has a fit when I put it on though. "ZOMG, YOU'VE ALREADY SEEN IT!"

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09-23-2012, 01:01 AM
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What's the next intelligent-thriller type movie to come out? I've seen so many mindless action movies recently. The Bourne Legacy was pretty good, though. Something like that, except with a more complex plot, I dunno. Any thoughts on what the next movie would be?

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I try and watch them over the year as well. My family always gets annoyed when I put it on though. "ZOMG, YOU'VE ALREADY SEEN IT!"
Same with my family.

My friends and I always end up riff-ing the movies. What better way can you spend 2 8 hour days?

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Watch her indie films. That girl knows how to pick her movies.
She wants to be a serious actress.
I think she only did Hunger Games to get that blockbuster under her belt, even though she at first was reluctant.

I have seen some interviews by her, and she does seem genuine and candid.
Still, sometimes I feel she may be forcing some of her answers to seem interesting though...
Maybe I am wrong.

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The Poker House is a very good story (and a beautiful performance by her), and Winter's Bone was very good too (in my opinion because some people didn't like it, but I think they just don't like character development driven stories instead of plot driven). I don't know much about The Burning Plains, but the premise looks intriguing.
Most people who did not like the film simply think the subject matter was too depressing, and the characters seemed to be hopeless and stuck in the situation.
Still, she won universal acclaim for her portrayal.
Considering she was only 18 or 19 when she made Winter's Bone, she was simply amazing.

Then, she surprised me by actually acting and showing emotion in a blockbuster, which showed that she was not a fluke.
She is legit.
I think she is probably even more talented than Ellen Page.

Thank you for suggesting The Poker House.
I will have to watch it.

Burning Plains is made by Guillermo Arriaga, who did Amores perros, 21 Grams and Babel.
He is famous for non-linear storytelling, and weaving different stories, which may or may not be related, into one.
I always like his films, and this one looked ok.
It should not be too bad.

Her newest film is going to be called Serena, based on the same book.
Coincidentally, it stars her and Bradley Cooper again.
It is a period piece, and she is going to play a villain-like character.
I think it is Oscar bait, but I am not sure she can pull it off.
She has to play an older character, and she has never played a villain before.
We will have to see, though I am rooting for her.

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What's the next intelligent-thriller type movie to come out? I've seen so many mindless action movies recently. The Bourne Legacy was pretty good, though. Something like that, except with a more complex plot, I dunno. Any thoughts on what the next movie would be?
Looper.
Heard so many good things about it, and it got rave reviews at TIFF.


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Looper.
Heard so many good things about it, and it got rave reviews at TIFF.
Yeah, good call. I had wanted to also see Total Recall, it may be good, but I have a feeling I'll be disappointed. Still, I may watch it at some point.

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