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  1. Entropy Prevails

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    I couldn´t get anything out of predestination. I mean, it´s a weird non story about a closed loop and I didn´t understand the purpose of the movie. Maybe I should read the story since it seems to me that it would work out a lot better. Though the actress did a pretty good job!
     
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    Reign Of Assassins (2010, China, D. John Woo)


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    Reign of Assassins[5][6] is a 2010 wuxia film directed by Su Chao-pin and co-directed by John Woo. The film is shot in China and set during the Ming Dynasty. The film stars Michelle Yeoh, who plays an assassin who tries to return to a normal life after being counseled by a monk. After saving her husband and herself from robbers, she attracts the attention of her former assassin gang.

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    Excellent film, I really reccomend this film for anyone who loves this genre of film !!!. :)
     
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    Awesome movie!

    The Ninth Gate (1999) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0142688/

    Even though I can't stand Depp, I love this film.It has something to do with its mood cause plot means nothing to me.Its mood connects me to Eyes Wide Shut which I love too(Kubrick vs Polanski).I watched it in the movies back to 1999 and I rewatched it last week, I still feel the same about it.
     
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    I love the Ninth Gate. It's got a certain cheese to it, but man, it really does give me this weird vibe when I watch it.
     
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    Yep, I said mood you said vibe.
    There's something between the lines, there's this weird atmospheric, something you don't see but you feel.It acts like a hook keeping you hooked to the screen.
    I remember when i got out of the movies, I told my girlfriend I didn't like the plot, it's so generic and reminded me of so many other movies but something kept me hooked to the screen.
     
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    2013 Oldboy remake sucked. Like geez...it really was terrible. Sure, Spike Lee is a good director, they took out everything and watered it down to nothing. All the fun, depth, complexity to the plot line, and noir (or neo-noir) flair was gone.
     
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    Jennifer's Body - cheesy, but rather entertaining at parts. At least for me since I have a little bit of a penchant for these horror-comedies, I guess.
     
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    I thought it was kind of annoying, it was like a bad remake of Ginger Snaps. Megan Fox was surprisingly good at delivering the excessively wordy dialogue though.
     
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    I loved Ginger Snaps.I started watching knowing nothing about it and as I hate horror comedies, surprisingly I loved this one.She wagging her tail made me :lol:
    There's something in its mood that I loved.
    Some time ago I realized mood is more important to me than the story itself or even the acting, Blade Runner's mood till today is my favorite, I love it in all levels possible.A movie can have the best story and best acting ever but if its mood is wrong, everything else fails.
     
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    Babadook.

    This movie seems to be one of the most praised horror movies in last few years. And it sucked hairy manatee testicles. I hated it. Not a bit frightening or thrilling. ....ty writing, ....ty actors and even ....tier "twist" in the end. Bah.
     
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    Can you explain how the acting was bad? I don't like the movie but that seems like a flat-out ridiculous statement.
     
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    I thought the acting was pretty trash too. The movie was overall pretty stale and I just couldn't get into it. The idea was pretty neat, but the execution was just poor in my opinion.
     
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    yingmin Parker über alles

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    I think I disagree on all counts. I love Oldboy to death, but depending on what day it is, I might say that Lady Vengeance is my favorite. I find it very emotionally engaging, and I think it's a really good black comedy. Do you mean that the climax was unengaging in the sense that
    Geumja didn't get to kill the victim herself?
    Personally, I found that more engaging because
    it showed her accepting and overcoming the selfishness that had been driving her throughout the movie. Rather than becoming Lady Vengeance, the almost comic-book-superhero character the first half of the movie built up, you see her coming to terms with what happened, and building a real life for herself.

    I'd have a real hard time calling Mr. Vengeance a black comedy. There was some comedy sprinkled in, but on the whole, it was among the bleakest, most depressing movies I've ever seen. I haven't watched it a second time, for the same reason that I haven't rewatched Grave of the Fireflies.
     
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    My issue with it was (and I don't remember the movie all that well, so I might be off) it was a movie all about her character and building it up and then the last act
    turns into a bunch of people we haven't been introduced to before all arguing about what they're going to do while she gets shoved off to the sideline. I thought it more or less stopped being a movie about her for a while, right in the climax. It ENDS being about her again, but I just hated the whole long shift of focus to the other vengeance-seekers and I found it incredibly unfulfilling dramatically.
    Oldboy and Mr. Vengeance, on the other hand, are quite focused and operatic in their conclusions and they remain focused on the protagonist/antagonist to the bitter end (though obviously the point of them is that it isn't really clear which is which).

    Lots of comedies are unbelievably bleak and depressing, hence the "black," I dunno if this quite qualifies as one though. I could certainly see the argument being made for it. Korean movies tend to have more tone-shifting than US movies do (just look at something like Memories of Murder or The Host, where they have outright slapstick-humor in them but are most definitely not comedies).

    I probably need to rewatch Mr. Vengeance and Lady Vengeance again, I have only seen them once and don't remember either that clearly, I just remember really being surprised by how good Mr. Vengeance was and being disappointed with Lady Vengeance. I have the trilogy box set so I have no excuse!!
     
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    Compared to what? What is "good acting" and why? I'm skeptical of this since the acting in that movie is basically universally praised by people who know what they're talking about. These posts sound like when you have a fan of like, Maroon 5 saying "Dream Theater sucks their guitar playing is s***" when they actually have no idea what they're talking about, can't discern talent in guitar playing at all, and just mean they don't like it.
     
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    Yes, if "people who know what they're talking about" are saying that donkeyporn is good, it really must be! There's no other way.

    How do you know if I am one of those people who know what they're talking about? And how do you define if one is knowing or not? Does one have to watch a thousand sh1tty movies to become one with the knowledge of talking? Or does one have to take it hundred times in the ass from some actor, that is so good, that no one has ever heard of him/her and who instantly becomes sellout and bad actor when gaining some fame? Please, do enlighten me.

    I am sorry if I insulted your favorite movie and actors so harshly, but I thought they were just overacting and bland. The movie was bad, the plot was so damn old and worn that it wasn't even funny anymore, the "twist" in the plot was so obvious that it was hilarious. If the movie was not made by first timer, but someone like M. Night Shamalamadingdong or whoever, I really doubt that it would have caused such an uproar on the circlejerking moviehipsterculture.

    I'm getting tired of this internet bull...., where criticism and opinions are forbidden, just because someone with a name said something in this and that website and that was the absolute truth, full stop. :lol:


    tl;dr:
    The movie was boring and obvious. There's nothing new in it and I have seen that same stuff over and over again in other horror movies.

    "That movie was the greatest horror movie ever!"
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    I already said I don't like the movie. I asked for an explanation of how the acting is bad. Saying "this was awful." by itself is such an empty, boring criticism of anything - what discussion are you adding to with that? How was it awful? I asked for clarification to see if you WERE one of "those people!"

    All your other criticisms which you added in that post are totally valid, I agree the plot is boring and has been done many times before, though I dunno if I would even count the "twist" as a "twist" since the movie's just sort of about a lady that hates her kid and realizes how to deal with it. I didn't like the movie on first watch, and then I read a million positive reviews of it, went back to it, and disliked it exactly as much. The universal acclaim confuses me to no end. But, I thought the acting was good! The lead actress in particular does a wonderful job of conveying absolute desperation and barely restrained impulses to murder her awful, awful kid. I particularly think of the uncomfortable scenes at the very beginning where monster boy crawls into her bed at night and puts a stranglehold on her.

    I'm simply asking you why you think the acting is terrible, since I (and virtually everyone else, other than the other guy above who similarly gave a one sentence "it sucked" post) seems to think it was good, and you haven't said how it's bad.

    But, you can get really mad and post memes in response if you want!
     
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    As i said before... Overacting. And bland. There were times that the acting was too over the top dramatic and times when acting was just dull and how should i put it... Hmm. Uninspired or even bored looking? There's not a lot of good horror actors, and these ones weren't on the brighter side either. That's just my opinion on the matter. So how's that for a ridiculous statement? I also don't think that maroon 5 is golden and John Petrucci is bad. Well, neither is he the god that many people seem to think, but that's another thing alltogether.

    And is dr evil a meme these days? O tempora o mores!

    Edit.. Had to google what the hell a meme actually is. So it's not a new internet age thing as I thought. Live and learn.
     
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    I think all the kid actors and assorted people like the friendly coworker maybe do skew the acting towards bad if you're looking at it overall, so yeah, thanks for clarifying! See, this is valid! I like hearing these kinds of statements, I didn't mean to come off as such a dick :lol: I just like to know why someone hated or loved something, I don't like single sentence "this sucked" "this was awesome" reactions. Things like the JPW thread are fun.
     
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    There's a big difference between a black comedy and a dark, depressing movie that happens to have some humor in it, and while I haven't seen it in several years, I don't remember Mr. Vengeance having very much humor at all. I wouldn't even call Oldboy a black comedy, and that had much broader humor throughout. By contrast, I would argue that Lady Vengeance is, at heart, a comedy, whereas Mr. Vengeance is basically a Greek tragedy.
     

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