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Old 10-13-2007, 11:31 PM  
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Yeah, so I saw a lot of movies this weekend.

Elizabeth: The Golden Age - Mediocre, at best. Slow and dragged on. Shorten it to 2 hours and it's golden. It's not, so it fails.

Michael Clayton - Amazing. Everything about it is awesome. However, it's VERY complex and mind bending. You have to think, so be prepared. I still feel like I'm missing key details of exactly what happened. Gotta see it again.

Across the Universe - Perfect is one word that comes to mind. It just works. And, contrary to many people I bet, the movie is best viewed sober. Trust me.
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Old 07-14-2011, 06:49 PM   #7081
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That movie is worse than Rocky Balboa.
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Old 07-14-2011, 08:05 PM   #7082
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Are the original Rockys worth watching?

EDIT: I was born in 89 and haven't seen any of them so suck a cock...
The first is great, but not in the way we expect sports movies to be in the 21st century. The ending is gripping, but much of the first 3/4 is somber and contemplative, some might even say slow and plodding. It's more about setting up the desperation and semi-poverty of Rocky and his demeanor.

II is like a white trash boogie nights, the Rocky having established himself and gotten a little coin in his pocket.

III is total 80s kisch, fun, but not deep or overly important.

IV is back to basics with a pinch of America **** Yeah. Great is you dig on unconventional workout porn [ie, lots of log splitting and boulder dragging] and victory over stoic Goliath bad guys.

V I barely remember, except that the son and Tommy were not stellar actors.

Balboa I haven't seen.
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:19 PM   #7083
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That movie is worse than Rocky Balboa.
Not a Monty Python fan hmmmmm.. Right! Piss off!!
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:21 PM   #7084
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I also watched The Good The Bad The Weird tonight. Pretty awesome if you liked KungFu Hustle
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:18 PM   #7085
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:25 PM   #7086
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1 is outstanding. 2 is very good. The rest go downhill.
You are about to deny someone the AWESOMENESS that is Rocky IV. How dare you, sir.
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:30 PM   #7087
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1 is outstanding. 2 is very good. The rest go downhill.
OK. To be fair - I own them all. I stand by my assessment that Rocky is truly an outstanding film. It's special. Rocky II is very, very good, and that the rest go downhill.

That said, if Rocky III or Rocky IV show up on TV (uncut, no commercials), I'm watching them. They're not great films, but they are good, solid entertainment, and definitely worth watching, at least once. I'd skip Rocky V and Rocky Balboa.

I'd encourage you to have a Rocky marathon.
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:30 PM   #7088
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You are about to deny someone the AWESOMENESS that is Rocky IV. How dare you, sir.
I hope my previous post makes up for any of my past Rocky-related transgressions.
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:34 PM   #7089
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Watched "Dear Zachary" on Netflix Instant. Had no idea what it was about going into it.. sort of put it on impulsively.

THANK GOD I was alone, because I sobbed all over myself. Most heart-wrenching bit of cinema ever filmed.
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Watched "Dear Zachary" on Netflix Instant. Had no idea what it was about going into it.. sort of put it on impulsively.

THANK GOD I was alone, because I sobbed all over myself. Most heart-wrenching bit of cinema ever filmed.
I managed not to sob. But my jaw dropped to the floor and I got REALLY PISSED OFF.
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Old 07-15-2011, 08:59 PM   #7091
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:24 PM   #7092
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Absolutely. That's a classic.
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:43 PM   #7093
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Rocky Balboa wasnt great but he gives a very good speech towards the end of the movie when his son asks him not to fight.
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:52 PM   #7094
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Rocky Balboa wasnt great but he gives a very good speech towards the end of the movie when his son asks him not to fight.
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:01 PM   #7095
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I'd put them in this order...

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