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Oragami

841. Posted:

People... watch My Name is Earl. Everything about it is amazing.

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842. Posted:

The Paranormal Activity movies are already enough of a parody for me. :p

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843. Posted:

the Guillotines (R) - Set during the start of the Qing dynasty, it centers around an elite assassin force (I bet you can guess their name) that serves the imperial court by fighting the "Herders", the last group opposing Qing rule. It's a pretty decent action flick, but it never truly gripped me, possibly because it seemingly changed direction partway through. It started out being a bit more of a campy action flick, featuring cool impossible weapons & somewhat superhuman abilities, then after the first few confrontations, that got all toned down & it took on a more gritty, realistic approach to the action. It does both well, but it's never amazing (3/5 Stars).

the Marine 2 (R) - Just your average run of the mill shoot 'em up, blow 'em up film. It's not a cinema masterpiece, but if you're in the right mood for this sort of thing, this'll do fine (3/5 Stars).

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844. Posted:

Time for an update of what I've watched this past week or so:

Disney's House of Villains (TV-Y7) - I watched this on a whim since I used to watch Disney's House of Mouse as a kid, and it was a nice nostalgia trip. You'll see shorts featuring Mickey, Donald, & Goofy (both classic and new alike), framed in a setting as if various Disney characters are gathering together to watch them in a theater (with the plot here being that Jafar is trying to steal the show, literally). Just keep in mind, that as a television special, it won't look nearly as stunning as Disney films look, and I think you'll like it (3/5 Stars).

MILF (UR) - If you can't guess by the name, this is a late night raunchy comedy (and it more than earns it's "unrated" status, so keep that in mind). It's story isn't very good, it wasn't really funny in any instances, and the guy with the glasses was trying WAY to hard (I almost couldn't stand him, as he crossed the line from raunchy to being disgusting & crass very often), BUT with all that said, they know why you're watching it, so they never let up on the stuff you're watching it for, and they somehow manage to avoid using jokes based on racial stereotypes (which earns it major props as far as I'm concerned), so I'll give it a passing grade, albiet barely (3/5 Stars).

Legendary Amazons (NR) - Set in ancient China, a group of widows must band together and join the frontlines of battle after their husbands die in war, in order to protect both the family honor, and the last male heir to the bloodline, whom is heading the army. Typical fantastical martial arts fare here. It does it good, if not exceptional, so if you're already a fan of this stuff you'll like it, and if not it won't change your mind (3/5 Stars).

the Adventures of Tintin (PG) - WOW! This is by far the best CGI animated film I've ever seen, and I'd go as far as to say the best animated film overall since 90's Disney. There is lots of crazy adventure action, quite a few laughs, and absolutely STUNNING animation. It has enough perilous moments where I wouldn't say it's for very young children, but for older children who can handle the darker Disney stuff like Disney's the Hunchback of Notre Dame, I'd say it's a must watch (4/5 Stars).

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845. Posted:

Time for another update:

Movies:

Solomon Kane (R) - Dark fantasy about the murderous pirate Solomon Kane, who goes on a quest to redeem his soul by battling the forces of darkness, after the reaper comes for him. It's very dark, a little too dark for me personally in some parts, but other than that it's a very well made film, and fans of fantasy films should give it a look (4/5 Stars).

Mr. Bean's Holiday (G) - I was a big fan of Mr. Bean as a kid, and since I haven't seen this, I figured it'd be good for a nostalgia trip of sorts. It's obviously no masterpiece, but I thought it was pretty funny, and fans of Rowan Atkinson should check it out (3/5 Stars).

Marvel's the Avengers (PG-13) - No explanation needed here. This is my favorite superhero movie of all time, and it always brings a smile to my face no matter how many times I see it (5/5 Stars).

Ip Man - True story about a famous martial artist living in Fo Shan, China during WWII, who gives the degraded Chinese people a morale boost during this trying times, and fights against an occupying Japanese general who is out to proove Japanese martial arts are superior. It was a really well made film (4/5 Stars).

Walt Disney's Robin Hood (G) - This one was pretty fun, it's not up there with the best Disney stuff (and the whole southern country vibe didn't make a whole lot of sense), but it's worth a watch for those interested in Disney stuff (3/5 Stars).

TV Shows:

History's Greatest Tank Battles - Bugs VS Tanks has gotten me in a tank mood, so I decided to watch the first episode of this. Pretty interesting stuff, and a much better alternative to all that "reality TV" drek if you want something real.

Best of Raw & Smackdown 2012 - My friend came over the other night, and since we used to watch wrestling together as kids, we watched the first part of this for a bit of a nostalgia vibe. It was a fun time.

The Walking Dead - My friend wanted to try this out since he heard it was good, so we watched the first two episodes. My friend absolutely loved it. As for me, I'll admit it's a very well made show & I'll probably continue watching it with him when he comes over, but it's just a bit too gory for my tastes (and I've never been too hot on zombies). Well made, though.

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Spuratis

846. Posted:

^Solomon Kane is a great movie.

The Walking Dead first season is excellent despite some cheese, unfortunately it takes a terrible turn for the worse for season two. Don't get me wrong, it's good, but doesn't hold a candle to the first. The characters and situations are just so incredibly dumb, it just makes you want to scream at them. Season 3 pretends like it's going to better itself for the first half then ultimately disappoints.. season 4 has been really good, but I'm expecting them to make it awful sometime in the next couple episodes. It's what they do best. Yet I always tune in to see what wacky dilemma they get themselves into next. Just so you know, I didn't spoil anything and there are people who will heartily disagree with me. If you're interested, I can give you the link to a pretty hilarious review, it's long (a couple 20 minute episodes long), but totally worth watching. It could possibly make you enjoy the show more, especially since you don't seem to interested in it in the first place.

To add to the thread: Here's some great shows to watch on Netflix.

Top of the Lake:Takes place in New Zealand. It's a mystery drama about a pregnant 12 year old who goes missing. It's a must watch, IMO. Great Cinematography and setting. Even better story.

Orange is the new Black: Takes place mainly in a womans prison. It's a dark comedy. Worth watching.

Lilyhammer: (It's better than I expected, went in with very low expectations. It takes place in Norway so I really like the cultural setting, as its much different than mine, being the american that I am.)

The Man from Nowhere: Amazing South Korean movie. It's up there with Oldboy and The Saw the Devil.

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847. Posted:

Breaking Bad is pretty much the best TV show ever, or very close to that at the very least.

Attack on Titan is on it, which basically makes it the only place to watch it without adds.

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848. Posted:

I watched Attack on Titan, and despite not being a huge anime fan I thought it was pretty enjoyable. Some episodes were pretty dull, though that may just be due to the fact I wasn't as heavily invested in them since there's no English dub.

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RR529

849. Posted:

Time for an update!

Movies:

Aeon Flux - I'll put this into the same camp as the Tomb Raider films. It's just a cheesy action flick, and is pretty decent if you're in the mood for that sort of thing (3/5 Stars).

Confucius - This one was fantastic. As you can guess, it tells the story of the famed philosopher, and has both war scenes of epic scale, and a lot of political intrigue. The production is top notch as well (5/5 Stars).

The Legend is Born: Ip Man - I don't think it's quite as good as the first one (this one is actually a prequel, BTW), but if you loved the first one, you'll love this as well (4/5 Stars).

The Four - This one is quite unique. It's set in anchient China, and features a super secret group of law officers who have superhuman abilities (one is telepathic, one is a werewolf, ect.) tracking down the organizer of a counterfeiting operation. It's part over the top kung-fu, part CSI, and part X-Men. I would give it a try based on it's uniqueness alone (4/5 Stars).

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Military Channel Top Tens - I used to watch this back in high school, so I just watched an episode for old time's sake.

The Walking Dead - Me and my friend finished up the first season. Really well made stuff, but it never really captivated me (just never been a zombie person).

Heroes - Just started watching this the other day, and am absolutely loving it. It's not quite what I thought it was going to be like, but still very good. Also, my friend happens to love it as well (he walked in as I was starting episode 3, and by the end was just as hooked as I was), so I don't have to watch TWD anymore :) Absolutely love Hiro.

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Tasuki

850. Posted:

Well I am not one for reality shows but for some reason Undercover Boss has really hooked me. I don't know if its seeing these CEO's bungle some of the simplest jobs that their company has or how the CEO rewards his hard working employees. Definitely an interesting show as well cause you get a peak at some of the most well know companies like 7-11, Subway, etc. behind the scenes both corporate and entry level.

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851. Posted:

My apologies for the double post but here is a list of what's new for streaming in March on Netflix

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"Pokémon: Indigo League" Season 1, available March 1
"Rake" Seasons 1-2, available March 1
"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Season 6, available March 7
"Breaking Amish" Season 1, available March 12
"Mad Men" Season 6, available March 30

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"The Silence Of The Lambs," available March 1
"Dirty Dancing," available March 1
"Kicking and Screaming," available March 1
"Linsanity," available March 1
"Robin Hood: Men in Tights," available March 1
"Roman Holiday," available March 1
"The Blair Witch Project," available March 1
"The Ice Storm," available March 1
"The Station Agent," available March 1
"Valkyrie," available March 1
"The United States of Leland," available March 1
"While You Were Sleeping," available March 1
"Uptown Girls," available March 6

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RR529

852. Posted:

^Unfortunately, there's nothing on that list that really speaks to me, except maybe Valkyrie, if it is what I think it is.

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853. Posted:

@RR529: I think that's the Tom Cruise movie that deals with the assassination attempt on Hitler.

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854. Posted:

Tasuki wrote:

@RR529: I think that's the Tom Cruise movie that deals with the assassination attempt on Hitler.

Yeah, that's what I was thinking of. I've always found WWII stuff to be interesting, so I'll probably watch it one of these days.

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855. Posted:

I've definitely been waiting for Mad Men to be updated. And I've never seen The Silence of the Lambs, so I'll watch that too.

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856. Posted:

RR529 wrote:

Tasuki wrote:

@RR529: I think that's the Tom Cruise movie that deals with the assassination attempt on Hitler.

Yeah, that's what I was thinking of. I've always found WWII stuff to be interesting, so I'll probably watch it one of these days.

Yeah I saw that movie years ago and its a really good movie especially if you like WWII movies.

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857. Posted:

Time for another update:

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The Great Magician - Set in 1920's China, it's a drama comedy with a host of neat special effects, that revolves around a love triagle between a famous illusionist, an incompetent warlord, and the woman they both covet (even though she cares little for either). They must eventually put their differences aside in order to stop the malicious desires of a group of Imperial Qing revitalists & Japanese military spies. I thought it was a really good watch (4/5 Stars).

Detective Dee & the Mystery of Phantom Flame - Set in ancient China, a famous detective is set out to discover the meaning behind government officials spontaneously combusting right before the coronation of the nation's first female emperor. This was a very interesting film, with some truely awe inspiring scale. Only held back by the very over the top martial arts sections, which didn't mesh well with the rest of the film, IMO (4/5 Stars).

Black Hawk - Korean film about a hotshot South Korean fighter pilot that's kicked out of the "Black Hawk" stunt team after deviating from the routine at an air show. Now in a combat squad, he must learn what being a soldier is all about, when a North Korean military official attempts a coup, and launches military action against the south. The action in this one is absolutely amazing, but unfortunately it takes it a long time to really get going. The second half of the film was fantastic, but the first half spends most of it's time being a romantic comedy, which I wasn't expecting, or really looking for here (3/5 Stars).

Walt Disney's Winnie the Pooh - I've actually never seen this before, and I thought it was pretty good. It won't go down as one of my favorite Disney films, but it was cute, and the theme song is still stuck in my head, lol. (3/5 Stars)

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Heroes - I've been watching a lot of this lately, and am almost done with the first season (3 episodes left). Great stuff!

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858. Posted:

It looks like the list of March additions @Tasuki provided was missing a few things, because they just added the original Spider-Man :) :) :)

I was so pleasantly surprised to see it sitting in the "Recently Added" section, that I just had to watch it right away, lol.

Also, I haven't watched them, but a couple of Pokémon movies were added as well.

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I've really enjoyed what I've seen of Foyle's War so far. The mysteries and the characters don't re-invent the genre wheel or anything, but the show does a good job of keeping the viewer guessing over who the murderer is from the handful of suspects in each story, there seems to have been a good amount of work & detail put into the setting (WWII-era Britain) and Michael Kitchen is wonderfully understated in the lead role.

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860. Posted:

Time for my weekly update:

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Spider-Man - I was so excited to this in the recently added section, that I had to watch it right away. Some of the CG is starting to show it's age, and it has some cheesy moments I didn't notice before (though I guess that goes to show how far superhero films have come), but it's still just as insanely fun now as it was when it first came out, and when it comes to films like this, that's all that really matters. Plus, the film's version of the Green Goblin is still one of my favorite Marvel film villains (5/5 Stars).

Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United - Every once in awhile I try to get into one of the animated superhero movies, but I just can't seem to get into them, and this is no exception. It's not bad really, it just didn't click for me (2/5 Stars).

Dororo - Dark fantasy film set in feudal Japan (or a world like it). A warlord sacrifices his newborn son's body to 48 demons in order to build a world empire. Despite most of his body missing, the son survived, and was taken in by a sorcerer skilled in healing (who found the abandoned baby floating down the river), who used forbidden techniques to give him a faux body. Now an adult, he spends his life hunting down the 48 demons in order to get his real body back piece by piece. Despite some of the CG & action looking campy (in an intentional sort of way), I thought it was a great film. It's not at the levels of 13 Assassins or Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai, but It's still great, especially for those of you interested in Japanese culture/folk tales (4/5 Stars).

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Heroes - Almost done with season 2. It's really addicting, lol.

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