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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2009, 11:42:09 PM »

So I went to see Men Who Stare At Goats earlier this week.  It's got a pretty cool cast (George Clooney, Jeff Bridges, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey).  It's an interesting premise.  And they refer to the characters in the movie as "Jedi Warriors".

That's about where it ceased to be interesting.  Usually I try to keep an open mind about movies.  But it seems to me that something went horribly wrong with this movie.  And I left the theater very disappointed.  This is probably not even a good rental.  Wait for it on cable and THEN prepare to be disappointed.
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2009, 08:04:55 PM »

Here's something that I've been wondering about:  when in the world is The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus coming out?  It's Terry Gilliam's new film, and it's got an amazing cast!  And it also happens to be the film with Heath Ledger's final performance.
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2009, 04:37:03 PM »

Saw Trick r Treat at the Big Apple Con. Not bad, it's not a slasher flick and not torture porn like saw, it's more like Tales from the Darkside, Tales from the Crypt, Creepshow. It's 5 stories that all intertwine.


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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2009, 06:40:36 AM »


I checked out Paranormal Activity.  It was good, not great.  They did do a good job of making you feel like you were a part of the movie.
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2009, 01:29:18 PM »

I saw Zombieland over the weekend.  Absolutely fantastic.  There is a HUGE cameo that I'm not going to spoil here.  Go in cold if you can, and you will be handsomely rewarded.

Seriously, though, the movie kicked @$$.  I'm not really into the whole zombie apocalypse genre of films all that much, but just like Shaun of the Dead (and I really hate drawing comparisons because they're both great films in their own right), you don't need to be a horror fan to love these films.  Go see this NOW!
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2009, 03:49:51 PM »

I think the movie definitely shed some light on just how difficult it is to be a professional comedian.  I think that was the central plot point, and not necessarily the illness.

I just think it's time for Judd Apatow to move out of his comfort zone.  His movies are based on a lot of personal experience, and it sounds like he has many stories to tell, but I sort of wish he would give his patented take on different material.

He's clearly got a good eye for casting.  Watching The 40-Year-Old Virgin for probably the 20th time over the weekend, it was amazing to see how much all of these actors have done since that single film.
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2009, 02:39:37 PM »

I think the movie definitely shed some light on just how difficult it is to be a professional comedian.  I think that was the central plot point, and not necessarily the illness.
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2009, 02:13:50 PM »

I saw Funny People last night.  And it's definitely something of a departure from the previous Judd Apatow movies, or anything Adam Sandler has done, either.  Which in itself is kind of refreshing.  It's definitely got it's fair share of funny moments.  But there's just as much that's serious in this movie.  It's nice to see a movie that will treat the audience like adults.

I liked it, but I felt like Judd Apatow already did a good job of treating serious subjects (unwanted pregnancy, prolonged celibacy) while still being really funny.  I just didn't end up relating to any of the characters in the movie too well, and I wish they had done more with Aubrey Plaza (the girl comedienne).

Having said that, the Eminem/Ray Romano scene had me almost in tears.
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2009, 10:23:28 AM »

I saw Funny People last night.  And it's definitely something of a departure from the previous Judd Apatow movies, or anything Adam Sandler has done, either.  Which in itself is kind of refreshing.  It's definitely got it's fair share of funny moments.  But there's just as much that's serious in this movie.  It's nice to see a movie that will treat the audience like adults.
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NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2009, 09:56:37 PM »

I saw Bruno tonight, not as funny as Borat, but still hilarious.  Though I do feel a little violated.
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