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    I'm glad to see the Raid getting a sequel, though there was something super novel about the 30 floors concept of the first movie. I almost feel like they may be better off having it be called something else. Either way though, glad to see they are making more movies.

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    So, decided to catch up on some Marvel films, and had a bit of a mini-binge by watching Thor and Captain America back to back.

    Thor was pretty decent, but the entire thing just sorta felt low-key. Like, the start in Jotenheim was pretty epic, but then after that there's just some political shenanigans in Asgard, and a minor bust up in some small town in rural America. At the end, didn't really feel like anything major had happened. If anything, I just felt sorry for Loki. He had the right idea: Thor at the start of the film was a total, utter idiot bastard, and would have made a terrible king. The best thing for everyone would have been if Thor stayed in exile, where he could bang Natalie Portman to his heart's content, and Loki decided to rule Asgard without arbitrarily wiping out Jotenheim for some out-of-his-ass reason I can't remember. Like, I thought he just wanted to be king, but then out of nowhere he decides to start blowing up planets and going Caligula levels of crazy.

    Captain America appealed to the dieselpunk fan in me, but a lot of the time it felt like it was a parody of itself. The villains were so over the top in the most kitsch ways, they didn't really strike me as threatening at all. Like, every scene of them wringing their hands at some bombed-out European hideout looked like it should have had the caption "Oooh, that wascally Captain Amewica!" A lot of the Nazi costumes, sets and props just looked like they were from a low budget B-movie (those flamethrower Nazis), there were elements which were so silly they came across as needless (painting the names of city locations on the bombs? In white paint? In English? Really), and the ending was just terrible. The most contrived reason to get CA out of the WW2 era possible.

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    I like when a superhero film tries to put the hero between a rock and a hard place for the ending (See Watchmen/MoS), but there wasn't any good reasoning here. It was just like Captain America suddenly decided he wanted to start a jihad against the Arctic.

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    I liked the beginning of Captain america, and the end was alright, but the middle was just a shitty episode of G.I.Joe.

    Thor was mostly just alright, but most of the characters were fun.

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    I was kinda half watching 'F for Fake' while dicking around on the computer and all I got out of it is that Maurice LaMarche's Orson Welles impression kinda sucks, and Jonathan Frakes could totally play an old Orson Welles if somebody ever made a movie about an old Orson Welles.

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    Watched 'From Beyond'. Quite liked it; It's typical 80's latex horror meets Lovecraft, and fleshed out a bit. I liked the creature designs and the stuff they added to do with the pineal gland, and it generally felt like a really good up-to-date adaptation of the source material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZombiePlatypus View Post
    I was kinda half watching 'F for Fake' while dicking around on the computer and all I got out of it is that Maurice LaMarche's Orson Welles impression kinda sucks, and Jonathan Frakes could totally play an old Orson Welles if somebody ever made a movie about an old Orson Welles.
    I always thought his William Shatner impression was pretty bad, too.

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    So The Wolf of Wall Street is probably my favorite Scorsese film ever. I'll have to re-watch Raging Bull sometime(my former favorite), but damn, Wolf is incredible.

    Leo's physical performance alone is legendary.

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    Implying that Goodfellas ain't the true magnum opus.

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    It's hard to pick, his movies are usually really high quality, love raging bull, goodfellas, casino, departed, taxi driver, wolf, gangs, etc, etc

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    Before raging bull was number 1 and goodfellas was number 2. I'll have to re-watch Wolf ASAP, but where ever it ranks it was still one of the greatest films I've ever seen.

    I've never laughed so much in a Scorsese film, he really turned up his dark comedy to the max, and dat social commentary.

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    Wow. Robocop reboot just died for me. The thing got rated 12+ over here. Fuck that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevil View Post
    I always thought his William Shatner impression was pretty bad, too.
    Every mainstream person's Shatner impression is bad. They all just ape each other, not Shatner himself. Nobody even tries.

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    The Departed is still my favorite of his films but I do wanna see Wolf pretty bad.

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    The Departed is excellent as well. Scorsese is the greatest American director alive right now imo

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    Watched the conjuring. That was badass. Fruitvaile station was p goo too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OpiumHerz View Post
    Wow. Robocop reboot just died for me. The thing got rated 12+ over here. Fuck that.
    It just now died for you? It died for me after the first trailer.

    Considering RoboCop's downfall into shit started once they started making it PG-13 it doesn't surprise me that this reboot shitfest is going to be PG-13 also.

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    I like Scorsese, but I do find some of his stuff a tad overrated (IMO, of course). I watched Goodfellas not long after watching The Godfather I and II, and didn't think it was anywhere near the same calibur of Gangster movie. He gets good performances in his films, but sometimes I feel like there's not that much necessarily behind the acting. But horses for courses, maybe I'm just missing subtext.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatsby View Post
    Before raging bull was number 1 and goodfellas was number 2. I'll have to re-watch Wolf ASAP, but where ever it ranks it was still one of the greatest films I've ever seen.

    I've never laughed so much in a Scorsese film, he really turned up his dark comedy to the max, and dat social commentary.
    Same here. I laughed throughout the whole damn flick. Also, he actually got Jonah Hill to play someone other than Jonah Hill. Fucking amazing. Love that whole flick. Also Goodfellas is fantastic and I like it more than Godfather 2 and 3, but about equal with the 1st.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TitusGroan View Post
    I like Scorsese, but I do find some of his stuff a tad overrated (IMO, of course). I watched Goodfellas not long after watching The Godfather I and II, and didn't think it was anywhere near the same calibur of Gangster movie. He gets good performances in his films, but sometimes I feel like there's not that much necessarily behind the acting. But horses for courses, maybe I'm just missing subtext.
    You know, even if I did agree with you that Goodfellas wasn't as good as The Godfather, that still wouldn't change the fact that Francis Ford Coppola has been a pretty mediocre director for a very long time now, whereas Scorsese is releasing excellent films consistently. It's not just that the have good performances, it's that his directing style is amazing. Haven't you noticed how all of his films are filled with amazing shots?

    The Godfather is a masterpiece, and so is Goodfellas. The Godfather is one of the quintessential "classic" gangster films where it's all operatic and shit, but Goodfellas offered a much more realistic portrayal and also managed to have a more satisfying and full arc for it's main character than The Godfather trilogy had for it's main character.

    Quote Originally Posted by PhilKenSebben View Post
    Same here. I laughed throughout the whole damn flick. Also, he actually got Jonah Hill to play someone other than Jonah Hill. Fucking amazing. Love that whole flick. Also Goodfellas is fantastic and I like it more than Godfather 2 and 3, but about equal with the 1st.
    Jonah Hill's performance is incredible and so is Leo's. I literally have been thinking about it since I saw it. Can't wait till I can watch it again.

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