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  • Poor SuperKev. I'm going to dedicate my single life to your memory.

    I'm watching Astronaut Farmer on HBO right now. Not a fan. Idk what it is, but it just doesn't do anything for me.

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    • Originally posted by B-Dawk View Post
      has anyone seen jcvd? i thought it looked good
      Yes. I talked about it a few pages back. It's pretty good.

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      • Originally posted by LizardState View Post
        I saw a preview of the upcoming Sherlock Holmes film with Robert Downey Jr. in the title role & Jude Law as sidekick Dr. Watson set in Edwardian London. Downey plays a drug-addicted, morally depraved Holmes, still can't come close to the actor's former personal life in terms of depravity, have to hand it to him to use that to launch his post-addict film career to new heights of brilliant performances ... anybody else catch that take on Downey in the line "That's not the worst thing you've caught me doin'" in Iron Man? That would have been wasted on any other actor in that context.

        And Jude Law is somehow better in a supporting role than as a headliner, see his performances as the murder victim (briefly) in Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil & the rogue robot in the otherwise awful Spielberg dud A.I..... I'm digressing here but did anybody else notice that all Spielberg's films with acronym titles like A.I. & ET are guaranteed to suck?

        I can't wait for this one, I'm a sucker for all things Sherlock Holmesian, this film looks like it has deep roots all the way back to the 1976 7% Solution.

        Here's a trailer:

        http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer...holmes/trailer
        Yes, AI and ET sucked, but I have no idea what else you're trying to say. You had me, then I think you started talking about drugs and then something else, then Iron Man, or something.

        Anyway, I got a question for you movie junkies. Well a couple questions.

        The Believer? American History X? Romper Stomper?

        Which is the best skin head movie?
        Which of these great actors gives the best performance?
        Which movie had the best ending?

        Even though I think all three have their flaws, and Romper Stomper is close to awful, I'll go with The Believer as best film even though its very close with American History X. I personally found Ryan Gosling to give one of the most engaging and purely twisted self-loathing acting performances I've ever seen. His accent was pitch-perfect. His ability to completely sell his Jewish beliefs and pure knowledge of everything about the religion is the probably the most astonishing aspect of his acting, but the most convincing part of his performance is the hatred he has for being a Jew and all the negative things that go along with the stereotypical Jewish male, which is something he's constantly fighting (Both physically and internally). There are so many great aspects to his character and so many layers fully developed. As good as Edward Norton was in American History X, he wasn't even in the same league as Gosling who I've never seen better (Lars and the Real Girl). Norton, I think, gave a rather average performance (by his standards) that was bolstered beyond average due to his physical changes and dedication to the film. The Believer has its flaws and some of the characters surrounding Gosling are underdeveloped and I still have no idea what kind of movement he was joining or working for, and it seemed really unnecessary. Every time he was with these people it felt like a straight intrusion on the film and it broke it's pacing. It was kind of just crammed in there to get some good preachy / debate scenes. American History X is a little too feel good and a little too unrealistic. I loved the black and white sections of the film, which kind of symbolized Derek Vinyard's view of the world... everything being in black and white, which is set in his dark past prior to his prison sentence, and then there's color after he gets out and changes his views on the world. Of all three films that might be favorite aspect of any of them (the use of B&W). Edward Norton's best acting scenes are also when he was extremely volatile and full of hate. Just the look in his eyes in that unforgettable curb stomping scene is probably worth the Academy Award nomination alone when he nonchalantly shrugs his shoulders as he's getting handcuffed. I just hated how it turned into a movie about black people and white people, and the hatred they have for each other or how they came together and put their differences aside.

        Romper Stomper was just awful. Russell Crowe was running around screaming throughout the entire movie destroying stuff. Some people might say, "Well that is what the nazi group is like. They're chaotic and simply out of control. Russell did a great job creating that." They got their message across, it's just not engaging or difficult to pull off or something I want to watch. The story is full of neat little coincidences so that you have Russell Crowe and his best mate end up on the beach with the girl in the middle of them creating a nice happy ending and a change for the better in one character and a death of another. Corny and stupid, but the final shot of the movie (with the credits rolling and the great music on sound) is something I can't forget almost a year after seeing it. I don't know what it is about that dead man's view, but it just kind of made sitting through the whole ****** movie worth it. Just for that final shot.

        As much as I liked that ending, or the final shot, it comes in third. American History X has a rather liberal feel for the longest time as this skinhead befriends a stereotypical black man, which felt forced. Probably the worst written and worst acted section of the film takes place between the black guy and the nazi hating scumbag turned good guy. I never believed the transition from pure evil to good which made Norton unbelievable after he gets out of prison. Even with that liberal view forcing itself into the movie, it quickly comes back to a more realistic ending with the murder of Vinyard's brother. The ending that takes the cake is the one in The Believer, which is instantly one of my favorite endings since it makes you think about it's meaning. You don't have to study Judaism to understand the symbolism since everything is neatly and clearly explained earlier. A powerful ending as Gosling clears the church, then begins accenting back up those same stairs he ran down as a child when he rebelled against his religion. Now he's looking for a way back and as he passes the same teacher who keeps repeating the same words, more and more anguish slowly washes over his face as he searches for heaven and/or God. "Nothings up there." A great ending that was only realized to its fullest thanks to the incredible performance from Gosling. I have, surprisingly, only seen two of the five Oscar nominated performances in 2001 and of the two I've seen, Russell Crowe in Gladiator and Tom Hanks in Cast Away, and both not anywhere close to the kind of performance Gosling gave. He was truly fantastic.

        The Believer 7.5/10
        American History X 7/10
        Romper Stomper 2.5/10
        Originally posted by Scott Wright
        I honestly believe Reggie Bush has turned into exactly the type of player I envisioned.
        Originally posted by PossibleCabbage
        I would like it if there were more successful black Quarterbacks in the NFL...
        Originally posted by bearsfan_51
        iamcandian lives in a cabin in the Yukon Territory and writes letters to railroad barons about the price of hard tack.
        Originally posted by GatorsBullsFan
        I could possibly see Matthew Stafford Dropping out of the 1st round
        Originally posted by GoRavens
        Tahj Boyd has the best fundamentals of any QB in this class, I think his game translates great to the NFL.

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        • BigBanger = A Perfect Score

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          • Originally posted by slightlyaraiderfan View Post
            BigBanger = A Perfect Score
            what? elaborate please.
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            • Originally posted by BigBanger View Post
              I was just too lazy to type Salvation. Was not talking about that movie, which is deeply flawed and third best of the franchise. It's a great idea and premise, but I would rather see it remade. It could be much better since the 80s just didn't have the kind of equipment to achieve it's desires.

              T2 is really good and I love parts of it, but some of the acting is just so unbearable that I can't get over it. Great B-movie, but nothing more. If I want to watch a near perfect B-movie action flick, I'll take Predator over anything else.

              T2 8/10

              All the reviews and comments I've heard and read as to why the movie supposedly sucks are all ******** to me. No, it doesn't have the best plot of the franchise or the greatest story line I've ever heard. The ending is a little too perfect. Yeah, Christian Bale was in it. It was directed by McG. Most people dislike it for the dumbest reasons. McG sounded like a ********, but he made a really good action movie that had some really good action scenes and some great special effects. It seems like most people who disliked it went in knowing they were going to hate it no matter how good or bad it was because of the people who were involved. Sam Worthington was so good, that alone was worth the price of admission. He pretty much stole every scene. Christian Bale was good as always.

              Terminator Salvation 9/10
              This has a couple minor spoilers in it and I'm not sure how to do the spoiler tag so be weary.

              This has to be a joke right? T4 > T2? T4 actually being a good movie? Ugh. I wanted to leave in the first 20 minutes of this movie. The acting is terrible, especially Christian Bale. Worst script I've ever seen. The action was boring. I liked how they were standing out in the open for like 4 minutes thinking of what to do while there was a giant robot shooting missiles everywhere. Yes John Connor, get in the transport helicopter and chase down the hunter killer (i think that's what they're called). You can use you're blades the chop it in half. Most of the action was just stupid. Revive the guy after he's been dead a few minutes with two random power cables. Now that you have just become alive again, fight CGI Arnold! A lot of the **** was just stupid and didn't make sense.


              WHO ARE YOUUUUUUUUUUUU? lawl

              Sig by Hitman D.

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              • Watched Powder Blue last night. I would recommend it, especially if you like Jessica Biel.....(boobies).

                Has Ray Liotta and Forest Whitaker in it. Pretty good, I thought.


                Silverback....still the best.

                +rep to Jakey for the sig

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                • Originally posted by terribletowel39 View Post
                  Watched Powder Blue last night. I would recommend it, especially if you like Jessica Biel.....(boobies).

                  Has Ray Liotta and Forest Whitaker in it. Pretty good, I thought.
                  I'll skip the movie and just watch the stripper clip online!

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                  • Originally posted by slightlyaraiderfan View Post
                    BigBanger = A Perfect Score
                    Originally posted by TimDris View Post
                    what? elaborate please.
                    sarf thinks its funny to be a douchebag :)
                    Originally posted by Mr. Goosemahn
                    The APS is strong in this one.
                    Originally posted by killxswitch
                    Tears for Fears is better than whatever it is you happen to be thinking about right now.

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                    • Originally posted by Lions WMD View Post
                      I'll skip the movie and just watch the stripper clip online!
                      That would suffice, but to my recollection, you don't actually get any boob action in the stripper scenes (I know, weird).


                      Silverback....still the best.

                      +rep to Jakey for the sig

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                      • Originally posted by A Perfect Score View Post
                        sarf thinks its funny to be a douchebag :)
                        how dare you, sarf is awesome

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                        • Originally posted by A Perfect Score View Post
                          sarf thinks its funny to point out I am a douchebag :)
                          Fixed it for you. ;)

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                          • Originally posted by Brent View Post
                            Fixed it for you. ;)
                            I am not a douche. sarf is the one running around insulting people. As are you now...it seems it IS YOU WHO IS THE DOUCHEBAG! HA HA!
                            Originally posted by Mr. Goosemahn
                            The APS is strong in this one.
                            Originally posted by killxswitch
                            Tears for Fears is better than whatever it is you happen to be thinking about right now.

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                            • Originally posted by A Perfect Score View Post
                              I am not a douche. sarf is the one running around insulting people. As are you now...it seems it IS YOU WHO IS THE DOUCHEBAG! HA HA!
                              Shut up Douche.


                              RIP TheManInBlack

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                              • who likes Nathan Fillion? 'cause this **** is fake

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