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May 2



"The Yanks love snobbery. They really feel they've arrived in England if the upper class treats 'em like shit."

I was shocked when I heard that Bob Hoskins died. I knew he had Parkinson's Disease, but his death was still unexpected. I was pretty disappointing to find out I've only seen five of his movies, (One of them was Son of the Mask unfortunately.) so I decided to watch this one because I wanted to see it for a while. While this movie starts off a little slow, I thought this was an awesome movie with an excellent performance from Bob Hoskins. It's even better than his performance in Who Framed Roger Rabbit although he was great in that movie too. I also loved the dialogue and it's a movie that will stay with me forever. It's a great movie and it's one of my favorite gangster movies.
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May 3



"Are you okay?"
"Don't I look okay?"
"If you were any thinner, you wouldn't exist."

This was a very interesting movie. It had an intelligent script, very good plot and an unsurprisingly great performance from Christian Bale. Far from being a personal favorite, but it's a very well-made movie and I wouldn't mind watching it again.
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May 3



"I will not be a goody bag at your pity party, Nick."

The only reason this movie was even on my radar is because of Michael Cera. He is an underrated comedic actor and it's a shame to see him in an awful movie like this. It's basically a chick-flick that tries to appeal to both genders, but it doesn't do a good job of doing that. It's just weak jokes and some gross-out humor added into a cliché movie. Even though the movie is an hour and a half, it felt like it went on for three hours. There were a few jokes I found funny, but this movie is a chore to sit through and it's really just your typical romantic-comedy.
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May 5



"You know, we're here celebrating but it's a shameful thing... what I did. And I have a lot of making up to do to everyone. But second chances are rare. Right? And that's worth celebrating."

Even though this movie only came out almost three years ago, I'm still shocked that I haven't seen this movie earlier. It has great acting from pretty much everyone, great writing and great direction from Nicolas Winding Refn. I've seen a couple of his Danish movies and they were awesome, so it's great to see him making successful movies now. Overall this is a great movie that lived up to the hype.
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May 7



"Nobody in this department has ever worked a serial case before."
"Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, I have."
"The Zodiac, right?"
"That's right."
"Did anyone ever catch the Zodiac, sir, or did he die of old age?"

While this movie is nothing new, it is still a very effective serial killer movie. It has a very good script and great performances most notably from Sigourney Weaver. While the computer scenes look dated, it's still interesting to see how they worked back then. This was a very enjoyable movie and I think it's safe to say that I prefer this movie over Seven.
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May 8



"You ever shoot anybody?"
"You want to know what I do for a living? It's simple. People make promises and they break them. My job's to refresh their memories. That's about it. No big deal."

I love the original Get Carter and I was expecting this movie to suck, but I was pretty surprised with what I got. While Sylvester Stallone is no Michael Caine, he did a decent job of playing the leading role. The action scenes were nothing to write home about, but they were still entertaining. I also liked the way this movie was edited which gave this version of Get Carter different from the original. It's still an unnecessary remake, but it could've been much worse.
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May 9



"These people aren't regular cozzers, Martine. They're above that. They do things coppers can't. They think we've seen these photos, and we're expendable as dog shit."

This was a very well-done heist movie. I found it interesting that this movie was based on a real heist and I also liked how they added a few twists to keep it from being a standard heist movie.
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May 9



"I'm gonna call the cops."
"Uh, okay... why don't you narc me out? I've got the cops in my back pocket, Needy. I'm fucking a Cadet, remember?"

The above picture and quote represents the stupidity of this movie perfectly. It fails as a horror movie and it fails as an intentional comedy. There are a lot of laughably bad things about this movie like the attempts at scaring the audience to Bill Fagerbakke's role. (The voice of Patrick Star.) While it is a brief appearance it was hilarious because when he yells, he just comes off as an angry version of that character. It's just amazing that the same person who wrote Juno and Young Adult also wrote this awful, awful script. I would like to end this by saying that MEGAN FOX CAN'T ACT!!!
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May 10



"Nobody is entirely evil: it's that circumstances that make them evil, or they don't know they are doing evil."

This was a very unusual movie. It had some great storytelling and it looked amazing visually. Even though I was expecting this movie to be darker, I was still impressed with this movie from start to finish even if it wasn't the movie I was expecting it to be.
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May 10



"Give a guy a gun, he thinks he's Superman. Give him two and he thinks he's God."

This is one of the best action movies ever made. Not only does it have amazing action scenes, it also has some great acting and dialogue. While John Woo has made some good American movies, they cannot compare to a good old action movie set in Hong Kong.
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May 11



"Drop that stereo before I blow your goddamn nuts off, asshole."

As a movie buff it is not easy to find a good comedy, especially when I've seen most of the classics. This was one of them I haven't seen. It was a very funny movie, but what I enjoyed the most about this movie was the guy who did the sound effects. He stole the show in my opinion.
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Bad Milo! (2013)
May 11



This was a very weird movie. It has a very fucked up premise and the execution was... interesting. It was an entertaining movie that has fun with its premise, but it's not for everyone.
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May 12



"You know, I believe death should be repulsive, so we don't grow too fond of it."

What is the point of this movie? The point of a horror movie is to make you feel scared, but there is nothing scary about it whatsoever. I feel like this movie was intended to make you fall asleep instead of being scary since no one really finds it scary. One of the worst horror movies ever.
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May 13



This is probably one of the most over the top action movie I've seen and I mean that in a very good way. The story and dialogue aren't anything great, but the gore effects are awesome and pretty funny at the same time. It's a very fun movie that doesn't take itself seriously at all.
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May 13



"Laugh and the world laughs with you. Weep and you weep alone."

I wanted to see this movie for about two years now and I was worried that I was going to have the ending spoiled for me before I saw the movie. Fortunately that didn't happen. I loved this movie. The acting was amazing, but what I loved the most was the writing. I also loved the ending and it's probably one of my favorite twist endings ever. I can't believe this movie was remade because this movie is flawless and didn't deserve a remake. What makes it worse is that Spike Lee directed it and judging by his reputation as a director lately, it's probably a terrible remake. I am curious to see it though just to see how bad it is.
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May 15



"Eighty-six carats."
"Where?"
"London."
"London?"
"London."
"London?"
"Yes, London. You know: fish, chips, cup 'o tea, bad food, worse weather, Mary fucking Poppins... LONDON."

What makes this movie great is that it has that same style that made Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels awesome. Everything from the wit, the dialogue and the directing. I also loved how they made a movie about heists and boxing into a pretty damn good combination.
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May 16



"I was raised on a farm in Moooresville, Indiana. My mama died when I was three, my daddy beat the hell out of me cause he didn't know no better way to raise me. I like baseball, movies, good clothes, fast cars, whiskey, and you... what else you need to know?"

This was surprisingly weak. I won't deny that this movie has some pretty good shootouts, but it was also boring and Michael Mann has some serious talent to make Johnny Depp and Christian Bale uninteresting. Another problem this movie has is that it thinks it's more important than it actually is. It thinks it's an epic historical crime movie when really it plays like a dumb action movie. So far this is the only gangster movie I don't like and that also is a sign of Michael Mann's serious talent.
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Safe (2012)
May 16



"First I'm going to take your trophy wife. Then I'm going to take your trophy children. Then I'll leave you with nothing. When I'm done, you won't even be a memory of a memory."

This is a typical Jason Statham movie, but it's still entertaining and it's worth watching if you're a fan of his movies.
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May 17



"I got the motive which is money and the body which is dead."

This was a fantastic cop movie. It was a groundbreaking movie back then and it still holds up today. I really loved Sidney Poiter's performance, the dialogue and overall it was my kind of movie.
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May 17



"I could help you, but I'd rather stand here and record."

The quality of the image isn't that great, but I'm OK with that because it doesn't deserve one. I did like the interviews at the beginning, but that's the only good thing this movie has to offer. The characters were very unlikable and it doesn't help the scares in this movie rely on what happens to the characters. Because I hate the characters in this movie, this movie is pretty much scare-free for me. It's pretty much a movie about screaming, yelling and cursing. Why this movie got so critically acclaimed is beyond me.
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May 17



"I don't know what you think you know, but my marriage has survived more suffering than someone like you could ever grasp."
"Suffering? You haven't seen anything yet."

While it is not as good as the first two movies, it is a decent sequel with some clever death traps. What keeps this from being a great sequel is that it doesn't have the brilliance that Saw and Saw II had and it kind of feels like a rehash of the earlier movies. It's a good sequel, but somewhat forgettable.
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May 18



"You're so sly... but so am I."

It's not a masterpiece like Silence of the Lambs is, but it is still a great movie that has that 80's feel to it.
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May 18



"You just gave our son a gun. You wanna tell me what the hell we're doing?"
"We're gonna fight."

I don't think a great premise has been executed this poorly before. They take an original premise about murder being legal for 12 hours and turn it into a generic slasher movie. My idea of a movie with that premise would be having it a movie with multiple perspectives on the day of the purge, but I guess we just can't have nice things because this is the kind of shit that makes money. I could forgive this movie for being a generic slasher movie if it wasn't so damn boring. Nothing about this movie was entertaining and it just feels like one of those horror movies that don't need to exist. The only positive I have with this movie is that Ethan Hawke's performance. I liked how he showed interest in his performance instead of phoning it in just to make a quick buck. Other than that I really hated this movie and the fact that it wasted a great premise is the main reason I can't give it more than one star.
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May 19



"It's the sense of touch. In any real city, you walk, you know? You brush past people, people bump into you. In L.A., nobody touches you. We're always behind this metal and glass. I think we miss that touch so much, that we crash into each other, just so we can feel something."

This was a great movie. I really liked how this movie tackled a difficult subject and it had a lot of great performances especially from a few actors who rarely delivers these kind of performances. This is one of those movies I can't recommend due to the fact that it's not for everyone, but I do think it's a movie that should be watched at least once.
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May 19



"Were you here long?"
"No, no! Three, four... hours."

Out of all the teen movies John Hughes wrote this is his weakest. The plot was weak, the character development wasn't too great and it's not as funny as John Hughes' other movies. It still had it's funny moments, mainly from Duckie who I thought stole the show. Not bad, but it's just a typical 80's movie.
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May 20



This was surprisingly dull. I really enjoyed the fight scene with Godzilla and that spiny monster, but the scenes with the humans were very dull, the ending wasn't anything great and it's just very inferior to the first movie.
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May 20



"You two are going to Farro Island and find me a genuine monster whether he exists or not!"

This was an entertaining movie. The humans were more interesting and we get some very cool action scenes especially the fight scene with King Kong and Godzilla at the end. I mostly hate remakes, but I would love to see a remake of King Kong vs. Godzilla because it would be cool to see something like that with the special effects we have now. It will be expensive to make, but it would make a lot of money.
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Godzilla (2014)
May 21



"This alpha predator of yours, doctor, do you really think he has a chance?"
"The arrogance of men is thinking nature is in their control and not the other way around. Let them fight."

When I saw the trailer for this movie, I knew I had to see it in theatres. It did not disappoint at all. As great as the Godzilla suit was in Gojira, his new look was awesome and I just enjoyed seeing a modern version of Godzilla with great special effects. After all these years they finally gave us the remake that Godzilla deserved. The only problem I had with this movie is that the action scenes felt a little too short at certain times, but it doesn't matter too much when the action scene near the end was so great.
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Brotherhood (2010)
May 23



"Alright, like I said before, I wouldn't make you pussies do anything I wouldn't do first."

Why, Brotherhood? You made yourself look like a good movie by starting with a well-done robbery scene, but then you turn yourself into a movie about a fraternity going wrong. You are the equivalent of a misleading trailer. Like I said the robbery scene at the very beginning was good and it made the characters look like they were going to be well-developed, but when it turns into a different kind of movie it just ruins the characters and makes this movie boring. It is another one of those movies where yelling is a big part of the movie, but it's not as painful as The Blair Witch Project or Very Bad Things. It's not really a bad movie, but it's just a bunch of wasted potential and it deserved a much better plot. I mean come on Project X did this idea much better than this movie did.
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May 24

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"Hey, hey! Stop fuckin' with Korean Jesus. He ain't got time for yo problems, he's busy wit Korean shit!"

I've been itching to watch this again recently, so I decided to do so. It is still as funny as it was the first time I saw it. Before the movie came out the trailers made it look like a lame comedy that was cashing in on an 80's TV show. The movie was really poorly advertised because all the best jokes were in the movie and some of the weak jokes in the trailer were tweaked in the movie to actually make them funny. Channing Tatum's performance was another surprise this movie had to offer. Most of the time I think he's a terrible actor who lacks emotion, but in this movie his acting is decent and his comedic timing is pretty good. This movie is still as good as when I first saw it and I'm interested in seeing the sequel which should be good.
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May 27



"I'll be back in time if I have to pull that plane out with my teeth!"

This was a pretty good movie for the time it was made. It has the style of a Classic Hollywood movie and it has some solid acting from the great cast it has. I was kind of expecting a bit more action from it considering that it's a disaster movie, but it's still pretty good for what it is.
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May 27



"So that's the cat this ship is named after, huh?"
"That's right, Mrs Rogo. The Greek God Poseidon. God of storms, tempests, earthquakes and other miscellaneous natural disasters. Quite an ill-tempered fellow."

Now this was a real adventure! It had a pretty good cast and out of all the disaster movies, this one is the most entertaining. Once the disaster happens this becomes a movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat until it's over. The character development is also what makes this movie work because they are the characters that you want to survive. Out of all the disaster movies, this one is the best.
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May 28



"You know, um, something strange happened to me this morning..."
"Was it a dream where you see yourself standing in sort of sun-god robes on a pyramid with a thousand naked women screaming and throwing little pickles at you?"
"No..."
"Why am I the only one who has that dream?"

I don't get why this movie isn't that talked about compared to the more popular teen movies of the 80's. It's funny as hell, has some good characters and it captures the style of John Hughes' movies so flawlessly. I guess the reason it's overlooked is because this movie came out around the same time as Weird Science, but I think this movie is slightly better than the other one.
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May 29



"I always enjoy it when an opponent raises the level of play."

It's just a typical Wesley Snipes movie that's somewhat entertaining, but it's something you will forget about right after watching and it's not really worth talking about and it doesn't really need to exist.

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Violent Cop (1989)
May 30



"So what's your line of work?"
"We sell guns by mail-order."

Takeshi Kitano is a very interesting and pretty underrated director who makes movies that are more dark and violent than most american movies. Out of all of his movies I've seen so far, this one is my favorite. While I loved the realism of Outrage and Sonatine, I really loved how realistic this movie was. Not only did it have a great script, but it also had some great actors to bring the script to life. I really loved this movie and it is very impressive for his debut film.
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May 30



This wasn't as bad as it's made out to be. Sure it's is not as funny as Ted. It doesn't even come close to matching the comedic brilliance of Ted, but it still has a lot of good jokes even if most of them don't hit bullseyes. I did have second thoughts about this movie when it started because it started off on a somewhat depressing note, but the good thing about this movie is that it kept on getting more funny as it went on. There was this scene Seth MacFarlane drank that whole hallucinogenic drink that was for the whole tribe and then we get this weird trip scene. That scene was so funny that it almost made me bump up my rating to an 8. The biggest flaw I had with this movie was the way it used its cast. While Charlize Theron's role was used pretty well, it does waste some of its talent quite a bit. Liam Neeson's was decent, but he isn't in much of the movie. Neil Patrick Harris was used pretty well, but should've been in more of the movie. Sarah Silverman's had some funny lines, but her role was weird. The talent that was wasted the most in this movie was Amanda Seyfried's character. Why? Because Seth MacFarlane barely writes anything comedic for her. She was just the eye candy for this movie. If Megan Fox was in this movie instead of her then it wouldn't change a thing. Overall it's not a comedy you really need to see in theatres, but if you're a fan of Seth MacFarlane then you definitely shouldn't avoid it. It's better than some of the comedies that came out last year.
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Young Guns (1988)
May 31



"I'm not leaving my house."
"Alex, if you stay they're gonna kill you. And then I'm gonna have to to go around and kill all the guys who killed you. That's a lot of killing."

It's not a great movie, but it's a very fun western and that's all it was meant to be. While the casting choices seemed weird for this kind of movie, they were actually fitting for a kind of western that's not too serious.
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"Are not the satisfactions of being a good man among our common men great enough to sustain us anymore?"

I really liked this movie. It had great performances especially from a couple of the actors that I'm usually not impressed by. The plot is simple yet it's still well-executed. I really enjoyed watching this movie and the cast is what makes it a very good movie.
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Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at May 10 5:06
I wanted to start off the month with The Long Good Friday too, but was disappointed when it wasn't on Instant. I'll get it watched soon though. Glad to see you enjoyed The Machinist, Bale's performance in that is very impressive.

Lots here I'm looking forward to seeing your thoughts on!
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at May 12 12:03
Mhmmm, Copycat is rather enjoyable.

Not the biggest fan of The Machinist, but as you and the great giraffe above me said, it's a very impressive performance by Christian Bale.
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at May 18 14:49
Awesome that you watched Machine Girl. It's so ridiculous & I love it. And good to know I'm not the only who was mostly bored with Public Enemies.

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