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True Grit (2011) - 6/10. John Wayne's original version was way better.

The Green Hornet (2010) - 6/10. Does not compare to the original TV series and the radio series going back to the 91302. The original TV series featuring Bruce Lee as Kato and Van Williams as the Green Hornet was way better. And if any of you are lovers of old-time radio, The Green Hornet was a staple.

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Dinner for Schmucks 8/10

I was surprised to see this at the movie store - i hadnt heard anything about it when it came out in the theatres & Im a big Steve Carell fan & even bigger Paul Rudd fan.

I am not sure if this movie would have even been watchable if it hadnt been cast so astutely. Rudd is absolutely perfect as the "every man" - put in a situation that a less charming character would gain our ire over, he handles himself well & still gets our sympathy. More importantly, however, is Carell's character. I think you could line up 100 actors & put them in this role & watch the movie flop. Im thinking of how terrible it would have been with Adam Sandler or Mike Myers in his place. Even someone like Ricky Gervais I think would have come off as pithy, while Carell manages to be an absolute train wreck & still earn our feelings.

I know its not for everyone, but f you like movies like role models, shallow hal, etc (ie rough around the edges but ultimately fairly heartwarming) then i think you'd be down for this one. :)

I'm a Carell fan, but wasn't planning on renting this one, because of middling reviews. I think I will watch it now (since you are such an astute film connoisseur!). :D

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Really guys, French comedies are among the best comedies I know!!! :D

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Same goes for French thrillers, IMO. For example, Ne le Dis à Personne (Tell No One) (2006 -- 9.5/10 for me) is a favourite of mine; I thought it was really brilliant.

Luc Besson produced it, and I enjoy most everything he does (writing and producing nowadays, after years of writing and directing).

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Let Me In 7/10

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1228987/

Actually a really enjoyable movie overall and a nice change from all the vampire-themed crap that's out there these days.

I was 8.5/10 on this one myself. I saw the world premiere of the movie (with the director, producer and young actor Cody Smit-McPhee all there) at the Toronto Film Festival in September. I thought it was pretty much as good as the Swedish original (Let the Right One In) -- just a very true (if geographically re-situated) film, well filmed, very good casting and acting. Stephen King called it the best American horror-thriller movie of the past 10 years. High praise from a genre guru. Also, I suppose, it confirms U.S. has been churning out a lot of "crap" for a while (the 'Saw's, etc.).

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Have a look for the original swedish version - let the right one in - you may find you like it even more :)

Haven't had the chance to watch the original yet, I'll definitely check it out though. Thanks for the suggestion jedi :)

I was 8.5/10 on this one myself. I saw the world premiere of the movie (with the director, producer and young actor Cody Smit-McPhee all there) at the Toronto Film Festival in September. I thought it was pretty much as good as the Swedish original (Let the Right One In) -- just a very true (if geographically re-situated) film, well filmed, very good casting and acting. Stephen King called it the best American horror-thriller movie of the past 10 years. High praise from a genre guru. Also, I suppose, it confirms U.S. has been churning out a lot of "crap" for a while (the 'Saw's, etc.).

I agree Innis, solid acting throughout the entire movie. I really haven't watched a good horror movie in a while, can't even remember the last one I really enjoyed. This one was good though, I really liked the subtle approach.

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Red Hill [2010] 6.5/10 (Ryan Kwanten, Steve Bisley, Tommy Lewis)

Never Let Me Go ­[2010] 8/10 (Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Keira Knightley, Ella Purnell, Charlie Rowe, Izzy Meikle-Small)

TRON:Legacy [2010] 7.5/10 (Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, & Jeff Bridges)

Suburban Mayhem [2006] 9.5/10 (Emily Barclay, Michael Dorman, Mia Wasikowska, Anthony Hayes, Robert Morgan)

As Good As Dead [2010] 5/10 (Andie MacDowell, Matt Dallas, Cary Elwes, Frank Whaley)

127 Hours [2010] 8.5/10 (Cast: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara, Treat Williams) (Director: Danny Boyle)

Toy Story 3 [2010] 10/10 (Tom Hanks-Woody, Tim Allen-Buzz Lightyear, Joan Cusack-Jessie, Ned Beatty-Lotso, Michael Keaton-Ken)

The A-Team [2010] 6/10 (Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Patrick Wilson, Jessica biel)

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This Boy's Life [1993] 7/10 (Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Barkin, Jonah Blechman)

In Treatment [season 3: the Jesse episodes] 9.5/10 (Gabriel Byrne, Dane DeHaan)

Boy A [2007] 8/10 (Andrew Garfield, Peter Mullan, Siobhan Finneran)

Devil [2010] 8.5/10 (Chris Messina, Logan Marshall-Green, Jenny O'Hara, Bojana Novakovic, Geoffrey Arend, Jacob Vargas)

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Saw a few movies in the last week:

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - 8/10 I will first start off by saying - because this is an all ages forum - i do NOT recommend this film for anyone under 16 or so - at least not without the supervision of a parent. There are some extremely disturbing scenes of violence and brutality that I think could be shocking and upsetting for a young viewer. Heck they were upsetting to me. This film is really 2 films in one - a murder mystery and an abuse/retribution one. The problem I have (and the reason I didnt rank it higher) is that if you remove the abuse/revenge story the rest of the film still holds together very well. That could make it feel gratuitous. Thats not to say the director handled it in a bad way. This is not exploitative shock value stuff. Its not "mainstream porn violence" (ala saw movies or hostel etc). This is just brutal, painful, stuff bordering on the sadistic, but its clearly being done (shown) not to excite us, but to repulse us. My wife is a big fan of the books & she insists the parts here that i felt neednt be included are valuable in context of the next 2 films (which I will be watching soon) but for now Im still more than a little torn as to whether that part was necessary or not. That said, the actual "whodunit" part is excellent and the characters are developed well and we care about them.

RED (Retired and Extremely Dangerous) - 7/10

This isnt really a "bad" movie - nor is it a good one. Seeing actors like Freeman, Malkovich and Mirren clearly having fun on the screen is a neat exercise. That said, it does lack a lot of substance. Its the sort of movie that if you're in the right mood is a fun way to spend 2 hrs but there's nothing particularly great about it. They are all capable actors & props to bruce willis for being his dependable self. I would compare it a bit to last summer's "the expendables" and say that this movie (red) did everything right that that movie didnt. Unlike that movie, this one does have a 'heart' its just not beating particularly consistently ;)

Buried 9.5/10

You know, when I heard there was a movie about Ryan Reynolds that takes place inside a box and stays there for the entire 90 minutes I thought "i should watch this just to see it" but i felt pretty sure I would last about 15-20 minutes into it before I lost interest. Boy was I wrong. This is a gripping, involving, exciting movie. Not a single scene takes place outside of this box (of which Reynold's character is supposedly buried alive after being taken hostage) and yet its absolutely gripping! There's action (no, seriously, inside this little box, there's scenes of action!!) and the character is so well developed we just spend 2/3 of the movie sitting there not only identifying with him, but also thinking "what would I do?" The use of sound, lighting and colour is extremely - extremely - well done and the ending is brilliant irony. One of the best (if not most unusual) movies Ive seen for a while.

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I give the A-Team an 8/10.

The movie was enjoyable and had some very funny parts. However, nothing about it stood out to me. The plot was average, the effects were average, and the music was repulsive. It was distracting in a bad way. Nevertheless, it was enjoyable and funny. There wasn't a whole lot to dislike.

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I give the A-Team an 8/10.

The movie was enjoyable and had some very funny parts. However, nothing about it stood out to me. The plot was average, the effects were average, and the music was repulsive. It was distracting in a bad way. Nevertheless, it was enjoyable and funny. There wasn't a whole lot to dislike.

This made me LOL :P

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Saw a few movies in the last week:

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - 8/10

RED (Retired and Extremely Dangerous) - 7/10

Buried 9.5/10

In order, for me: 8.5, 7.0, 7.0

I really liked The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (the bad guy certainly got "retributed" :huh: )

The premise for Buried was excellent and I was really looking forward to it, but:

- the cell phone issues were mind-numbing in the extreme for me (like, he took forever to remember / figure out you can change the language on the phone -- huh!?!? :blink: ); and

- I could see how it was going to finish as soon as the ending started (although it was still a decent ending).

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In order, for me: 8.5, 7.0, 7.0

I really liked The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (the bad guy certainly got "retributed" :huh: )

I dont normally do this - in fact, I dont think i ever have, but after seeing the 2nd and 3rd movies in the millennium series, I would now change my rating on the Girl with Dragon Tattoo to 9/10. As noted in my original review, I felt that it was a very gripping & well put together film, but my rating was lowered by the very graphic ***** scene that I felt seemed gratuitous (did we need to see it in such detail? It seemed superfluous from the rest of the story). However, now that Ive seen the other 2 movies, I understand completely why it was done that way. It was such a shocking and powerful scene that even the mention of the event in the other 2 films made you remember it in living colour.

For what its worth, I think I actually prefered the 2nd film & the third I thought was as good as the first. Overall a very satisfying trilogy & I cant wait to see what a mess the Hollywood version will be :P

The premise for Buried was excellent and I was really looking forward to it, but:

- the cell phone issues were mind-numbing in the extreme for me (like, he took forever to remember / figure out you can change the language on the phone -- huh!?!? :blink: ); and

- I could see how it was going to finish as soon as the ending started (although it was still a decent ending).

I sort of see where you're coming from, Innis. However, i think its all context. For me, I dont know that I would have thought to change it to english (or more appropriately know that it could be) because I gave up my cell phone several years ago when I moved from the hustle and bustle of the big city to small town BC. Throw me in a coffin with a phone Ive never used & Id be pretty confused too. So that didnt bother me much. I also think my rating may be skewed by the fact that I went in completely expecting it to be boring and tiresome & was so pleasantly surprised that it was shocking. I couldnt believe how well done and exciting a movie with 1 cast member and a very limited 'set' could be. It was almost the closest you could get to a "book" in the sense that you had to use your imagination to think of what everyone looked like - his wife, the captors, the PR guy, the hostage task leader etc. It was truly original in my eyes.

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Layer Cake [2004] 6/10 (Daniel Craig, Burn Gorman, George Harris, Michael Gambon, Tom Hardy)

Prime Mover [2009] 7.2/10 (Michael Dorman, Emily Barclay)

Inception [2010] 10/10 (L. DiCaprio, J. Gordon-Levitt, K. Watanabe, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Cillian Murphy)

Stuart: A Life Backwards [2007] 7/10 (Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch)

The Last Airbender [2010] 5/10 (Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, Dev Patel)

Buried [2010] 9.3/10 (Ryan Reynolds... :huh:)

3rd Rock from the Sun [season 1: 1-10] 10/10 (John Lithgow, Kristen Johnston, French Stewart, J. Gordon-Levitt, Jane Curtin)

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