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    #26
    Disturbia

    This was also really good and I was expecting it to be kinda crap. Shia Lebouf is proving to be the next 'big thing' in hollywood (the main actor in this) and has some pretty good movies coming up with roles in the 'Transformers' and 'Indiana Jones IV'. He delivered his role in this (opposite Carrie Anne-Moss as his mother who was also excellent) with real finesse.

    As for the movie, nice little thriller, interesting story (although I'm sure it's been done before) and quite entertaining. Doing reasonably well overseas too.

    7/10

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    #27
    ^ Looks like a modern rehash of Rear Window with kids...

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    #28
    Meet The Robinsons 3D

    The 3D family cartoon is fantastic clear-polished art but lacks extra terrifying magic features just like a 3D Imax film that would sway the heads of cinema-goers. Hardly any exploding pieces of an object coming towards you, or a rollercoaster-ride camera view of a flying aircraft, or that rotational camera view of a fighting scene like The Matrix. The moral message after I watched the movie is: Insensitivity destroys friendship. 7/10

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    #29
    DeVi| D0do wrote:
    ^ Looks like a modern rehash of Rear Window with kids...
    Never seen it but I think that's the one

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    #30
    Xenith wrote:
    Sunshine

    Despite what some people have said about Sunshine, I actually enjoyed this. Great cast and the story seemed interesting right up until it went all
    Spoiler:


    If you like thrillers, you'll probably enjoy this but as far as Sci Fi movies go, there'll be better movies coming out this year.

    6/10
    Just saw this tonight. I was hoping the Danny Boyle/Alex Garland combo would pay off and it did, apart from what Xenith said. I think they could've expanded more on the psychological reactions of the characters with out doing that. Still, definitely worth watching, and it'll tide me over until 28 Weeks Later comes out.

    7.5/10

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    #31
    victorious wrote:
    Just saw this tonight. I was hoping the Danny Boyle/Alex Garland combo would pay off and it did, apart from what Xenith said. I think they could've expanded more on the psychological reactions of the characters with out doing that. Still, definitely worth watching, and it'll tide me over until 28 Weeks Later comes out.

    7.5/10
    Totally agree! I don't think they needed to do what they did because the suspense was building just fine without it but oh well, I still enjoyed it

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    #32
    Shooter

    Thought this was gonna be bad but in fact, was quite entertaining. Dunno what it is about Mark Wahlberg lately but he seems to go from strength to strength in his movies of late.

    I can totally see him playing Sam Fisher in the Splinter Cell movie if that's still in plans for production after seeing this

    7/10

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    #33
    Xenith wrote:
    Letters From Iwo Jima

    I have to say that this movie was far better than Flags Of Our Fathers. Only thing is it's pretty emotional, not exactly a happy movie. People in my session were sobbing...

    Ken Watanabe still rules as one of Japan's best.

    7/10
    Excellent Movie.
    Compared to Flags Of Our Fathers this gets a 8/10.
    Maybe I am cold and unemotional (sob at funeral yesterday) but I didn't find it too emotional so whats up with people...??

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    #34
    Pathfinder

    Genre: Action
    Actors: Karl Urban, Clancy Brown

    It certainly wasn't epic and that's for sure. It's concerning that local kiwi lad Karl Urban would go from his role in the 'Chronicles of Riddick' to this . Double that sentiment for the usually very good Clancy Brown (Kruger, the badass in The Highlander) to his role as the Viking Overlord who is itching to teach the native Indians what it feels like to be on the receiving end of a blow from a real weapon.

    The story was meh, the characters were OK but I'd wait for DVD for this - even if it does have Vikings donning some of the coolest armour I've seen in a while in a movie. Pity it was ruined by the director who thought it would be cool to show the Vikings running around like overgrown football mascots. Clearly, it wasn't.

    5/10

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    #35
    Pagan @ work wrote:
    Excellent Movie.
    Compared to Flags Of Our Fathers this gets a 8/10.
    Maybe I am cold and unemotional (sob at funeral yesterday) but I didn't find it too emotional so whats up with people...??
    Hmm, I think the person in my row was Japanese... /shrug, I dunno. Some people get emotional at movies, that's what the directors get paid big bucks to deliver, I guess

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    #36
    28 Weeks Later

    I have to say that this movie is easily one of the BEST I've seen this year. It has certainly revived my faith in sequels being better than their predecessors... the first 10 minutes of this movie almost had me ripping the seat rest off it's hinges

    There is alot of gore and blood and extreme violence but it's so well done... it left chills up my spine. The storyline is top notch and way scarier than the first.

    I take back my initial doubts about this movie - it's fantastic!!!!

    10/10

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    #37
    Casino Royale

    Good movie. Don't know why they put the two big action sequences at the beginning of the film though... Made the rest of the movie a bit of a bore. And the poker stuff got old real fast. And the title sequence was bizarre. And all of the free running stuff, while awesome, looked completely staged. And the ass spanking thing was just way too weird.

    Loved Judi Dench in this. Daniel Craig wasn't bad either.

    7/10

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    #38
    Zodiac
    Genre: Thriller
    Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards, Chloe Savigny

    I was really looking forward to this movie but found in the end that it was a bit of a let down, even though I usually enjoy David Fincher directing.

    It was about half an hour too long and dragged on unnecessarily in areas it just didn't need to. Sometimes brevity is a director's friend. Robert Downey Jr. continues to shine and is superb in this. Jake Gyllenhaal whilst not necessarily his best work imo, was commendable as well. It was a bit of a shock to see Anthony Edwards from ER fame starring in this, I thought he'd dropped off the face of the planet into the world of obscurity after leaving ER. I guess not. Also interesting to see how Hollywood manages to portray the infamous mess that the police created when trying to solve the case of the Zodiac murders.
    Spoiler:


    All in all, an ok movie but don't rush to see it - I have a feeling the book (on which this movie is based) will probably be better.

    6/10

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    #39
    Yep Rome is available on DVD here

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    #40
    KillaMel wrote:
    ps: also can anyone tell me if NZ has a series called Rome yet? I can't find a thread for it - it's fantastic!
    Yes there was a thread before the forums died and it's quite ancient now but I agree, an awesome TV series. I believe Season One is available on DVD now?

    It's finished too, btw.

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    #41
    Becoming Jane
    Genre: Period drama/romance
    Actors: Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Maggie Smith, Julie Walters.

    I couldn't pass up seeing this because it's what you do when you share a similar interest in profession as the subject matter and you're a fan of the author's work.

    Anne Hathaway was brilliant in this as was Julie Walters. I thought Anne Hathaway captured the essence of the character of Jane Austen incredibly well. It would be wonderful to think that Jane may have lived the type of life depicted in this movie but it is based on a book so... yeah, up to interpretation. And as for the leading man, James McAvoy...

    Good movie but quite depressing... worth seeing if you're a fan, a writer or a lover of romance.

    7/10

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    #42
    KillaMel wrote:
    ps: also can anyone tell me if NZ has a series called Rome yet? I can't find a thread for it - it's fantastic!
    It screened a while back on TV1, It was also replayed recently on Sunday nights on TV2 as well I think.

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    #43
    Sublime

    Very confusing to begin with, the story unfolds as a 40 yr old husband/father is at his birthday in which a turn of events occur after having surgery. Definaetly not for the feint hearted, also if you don't like hospitals this may put you off further.

    5/10

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    #44
    A Scanner Darkly

    A movie about drugs and the ill effects of addiction.

    Keanu Reeves stars as a undercover cop whom is addicted to a highly volatile drug known as substance D. A visual performance that rivals Waking life and entertains with humour, drama and a touch of sadness.

    Also stars Robert downey junior, Woody Harrelson and Winona Ryder

    A flim to open your eyes

    9/10

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    #45
    Slayer wrote:
    A Scanner Darkly

    A movie about drugs and the ill effects of addiction.

    Keanu Reeves stars as a undercover cop whom is addicted to a highly volatile drug known as substance D. A visual performance that rivals Waking life and entertains with humour, drama and a touch of sadness.

    Also stars Robert downey junior, Woody Harrelson and Winona Ryder

    A flim to open your eyes

    9/10
    This totally rocked! A must see... if only for the freaky, cool rotoscoping

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    #46
    Hot Fuzz - utter trash, worst movie I've seen for a long time. It is so unentertaining, so unoriginal and so amateurish you'll be begging for the credits to roll.

    Pan's Labyrinth - excellent fun and visually stunning although a little overbearing in depicting what it obviously considers the ultimate evil - fascism.

    Spider-Man 3 - a little bit hard to take with all the coincidences piling up in the story, but entertaining enough. Also hard to believe it's the most expensive movie ever made - it doesn't really look like it.

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    #47
    Ocean's 13
    Genre: Comedy/Crime
    Actors: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Andy Garcia, Al Pacino

    Although this is supposedly doing well overseas, I thought it was barely passable, despite all the big names. Wait for DVD.

    5/10

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    #48
    Maybe it was barely passable because of all the big names, ie spend a little less on the actors' salaries and a bit more on a decent screenwriter.

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    #49
    Tormenta wrote:
    Maybe it was barely passable because of all the big names, ie spend a little less on the actors' salaries and a bit more on a decent screenwriter.
    Perhaps. It's a matter of opinion.

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    #50
    The Prestige - 6/10. Thought it was a bit lame tbh. Bale is still the man though.

    Pan's Labyrinth - 8/10 was expecting more Labryrinth and less war-type 'facism is bad' stuff. Still really liked it though. Amazing visuals, obviously.