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Cool. I really enjoyed Rambo 4, so have been looking forward to this one.

One question, is the gore quality up to Rambo 4 standards?
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dbcooper wrote:Cool. I really enjoyed Rambo 4, so have been looking forward to this one.

One question, is the gore quality up to Rambo 4 standards?
Depends on what counts as "up to." Is there plenty of blood and multiple images of limbs being severed, heads being blown off, knives gutting the enemy's minions, etc., etc.? Yep. The images tend to be very fleeting, though, so true gore aficionados may wish to wait for the DVD so that they can relish the blood and carnage in stop-action.

Speaking of which, the trailer for SAW 3-D preceded the feature attraction.
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Just as long as the heads "exploded" nicely when shot by snipers. :)
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I saw Inception last night. It was damned good, though mind-bogglingly complex. I found it very difficult to keep track of all of the layers.

One of the parts that did bug me was the supporting cast, few of whom seemed to be distinct characters and I found difficult to keep sorted while I watched.

I thought the ambiguous ending was a nice touch.
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Aresen wrote:One of the parts that did bug me was the supporting cast, few of whom seemed to be distinct characters and I found difficult to keep sorted while I watched.
I take it this was your first Christopher Nolan movie?
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Hugh Akston wrote:
Aresen wrote:One of the parts that did bug me was the supporting cast, few of whom seemed to be distinct characters and I found difficult to keep sorted while I watched.
I take it this was your first Christopher Nolan movie?
I don't pay much attention to the directors of the movies I see. Am I to gather that the confusion I felt in distinguishing the supporting characters is (at least in the director's mind) a feature, not a bug?
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Aresen wrote:
Hugh Akston wrote:
Aresen wrote:One of the parts that did bug me was the supporting cast, few of whom seemed to be distinct characters and I found difficult to keep sorted while I watched.
I take it this was your first Christopher Nolan movie?
I don't pay much attention to the directors of the movies I see. Am I to gather that the confusion I felt in distinguishing the supporting characters is (at least in the director's mind) a feature, not a bug?
Nolan is avant-garde by Hollywood standards. Aside from the commercial Batman movies, he's probably best knows among those of use who do pay attention to who directs what for Memento. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it. Certainly, once you have seen it you'll understand Aresen's somewhat flippant and perhaps rhetorical question.
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I was suggesting that Nolan, great director though he is, doesn't take great pains to flesh out his supporting cast. It's a choice, and it doesn't usually distract from what he's doing. Mostly the support cast is there to act as (emotional/sexual etc.) ballast for the lead. It's probably why he casts Michael Caine so often, because the audience already knows who he is and what he represents: the worldly, affable father figure with a slight wicked streak. I'm not convinced that he does a great job of fleshing out his main characters either, but it helps that he casts capable actors for the lead roles, and they usually fill in the details.
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I have seen Macheté, and it was awesome.
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Hugh Akston wrote:I have seen Macheté, and it was awesome.
With Cheech Martin as a priest, how could it not be awesome? I'm looking forward to seeing it this weekend.
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Hugh Akston wrote:I have seen Macheté, and it was awesome.
Damn you! I gotta wait till Wednesday.
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Pham Nuwen wrote:
Hugh Akston wrote:I have seen Macheté, and it was awesome.
Damn you! I gotta wait till Wednesday.
Well in that case, let me tell you everything that happens. In the first scene, Danny Trejo is...
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So I decided to look up the word "Bijou". Wikipedia being the ultimate authority on truthfulness, states that "Bijou" is a gay porn studio. I had no idea Ellie was some sort of porn kingpin.
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Hugh Akston wrote:I have seen Macheté, and it was awesome.
I've been afraid they'd ruin it by taking out the ironic edge from the trailer. Did they keep it in?
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Watched Black Dynamite this evening. Very enjoyable, very amusing, occasionally hilarious. Recommended.
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Am watching Splice - not bad, but the use of the line "I don't even know who you are anymore!" is unforgivable.
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Shem wrote:
Hugh Akston wrote:I have seen Macheté, and it was awesome.
I've been afraid they'd ruin it by taking out the ironic edge from the trailer. Did they keep it in?
Nothing happens in this movie that is intended to be taken seriously, which seems to be the AV Club's problem with it.
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Zodiac Motherfucker delivers awesomeness as usual.
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Scott Tobias' review of Macheté, combined with his dour dismissal of Ferris Bueller's Day Off, places him firmly in the category of OLD PEOPLE. He can be safely ignored.
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A Prophet (Un Prophete) is excellent. I highly recommend it, and I've never steered you wrong before.
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he's mad right about ferris though; that shit's faker than a 50 dollar bill. it's the meyers briggs of comedy.
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Am also not a fan of Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Generally like John Hughes' 80's stuff though.

Was Tobias the guy who hated Taken? If so then he sucks etc.
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Geez, you people probably don't like Preston Sturges movies, either!
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dbcooper wrote:Was Tobias the guy who hated Taken? If so then he sucks etc.
Site search says "yes." Fuck that guy.

EDIT: dhex's negative opinion of a media property is a reliable indicator that it's pretty good. When both dhex and dbcooper don't like it, it's an instant classic.
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Hugh Akston wrote:
dbcooper wrote:Was Tobias the guy who hated Taken? If so then he sucks etc.
Site search says "yes." Fuck that guy.

EDIT: dhex's negative opinion of a media property is a reliable indicator that it's pretty good. When both dhex and dbcooper don't like it, it's an instant classic.
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