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Patrick presents Patrick's Top 100 movies from 2008(#23) 
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JJoshay wrote:
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I've actually never seen Waterworld. Is it as bad as people make it out to be?


I would say no but I'm obviously biased.


I would say no and I'm not.

It's definitely not bad at all, though I would definitely reccommend seeing the directors cut as there was quite a bit of stuff removed from the theatrical version.


Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:06 am
Post Re: Patrick presents Patrick's Top 100 movies...from 2008(#97)
Yeah its definitely not as bad as its reputation but don't take that as a recommendation - it's still crap. Time is better spent watching Mad Max.


Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:55 am
Post Re: Patrick presents Patrick's Top 100 movies...from 2008(#97)
Let it be known that I do not worship the ground that David Cronenburg walks on, despite most everyone does. I mean The Brood wasn't all good, granted it was before his great works, Scanners was overrated as was History of Violence and eXistenZ was a piece of shit. So the only other two movies that I have seen are the great ones: Videodrome, which almost made the list, and this one, The Fly. The Fly is basically Jeff Goldblum at his craziest. It's a movie that revels in insanity as Cronenburg slowly but surely showcases the disintegration of Godlblum's humanity as the fly DNA slowly takes over. By the end, it all climaxes in blood, metal and tears as the movie takes control of our emotions and makes us care.

Awesome Moment 1: "I'm saying I - I'm an insect who dreamed he was a man and loved it. But now the dream is over... and the insect is awake."
Awesome Moment 2: Jeff Goldblum puking on Geena Davis's would-be boyfriend's ankle and watching it dissolve.
Awesome Moment 3: Jeff Goldblum taking a leisure stroll....of pain and misery!


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Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:21 pm
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Patrick wrote:
Let it be known that I do not worship the ground that David Cronenburg walks on, despite most everyone does. I mean The Brood wasn't all good, granted it was before his great works, Scanners was overrated as was History of Violence and eXistenZ was a piece of shit. So the only other two movies that I have seen are the great ones: Videodrome, which almost made the list, and this one, The Fly. The Fly is basically Jeff Goldblum at his craziest. It's a movie that revels in insanity as Cronenburg slowly but surely showcases the disintegration of Godlblum's humanity as the fly DNA slowly takes over. By the end, it all climaxes in blood, metal and tears as the movie takes control of our emotions and makes us care.


I prefer Videodrome myself but how can you argue with The Fly? There's depth, but it's also insanely fun. Cronenburg's new film looks pretty wicked though, no?


Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:19 pm
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Patrick wrote:
Let it be known that I do not worship the ground that David Cronenburg walks on, despite most everyone does. I mean The Brood wasn't all good, granted it was before his great works, Scanners was overrated as was History of Violence and eXistenZ was a piece of shit. So the only other two movies that I have seen are the great ones: Videodrome, which almost made the list, and this one, The Fly. The Fly is basically Jeff Goldblum at his craziest. It's a movie that revels in insanity as Cronenburg slowly but surely showcases the disintegration of Godlblum's humanity as the fly DNA slowly takes over. By the end, it all climaxes in blood, metal and tears as the movie takes control of our emotions and makes us care.


I prefer Videodrome myself but how can you argue with The Fly? There's depth, but it's also insanely fun. Cronenburg's new film looks pretty wicked though, no?


I can't wait to see his new film, one of the few movies this year that actually has me giddy with excitement. Am I the only one here who thinks Eastern Promises is one of Cronenberg's great films?


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Post Re: Patrick presents Patrick's Top 100 movies...from 2008(#97)
JJoshay wrote:

I can't wait to see his new film, one of the few movies this year that actually has me giddy with excitement. Am I the only one here who thinks Eastern Promises is one of Cronenberg's great films?


You're not alone. I think it's one of the best films he's ever made.

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Sexual Chocolate wrote:
JJoshay wrote:

I can't wait to see his new film, one of the few movies this year that actually has me giddy with excitement. Am I the only one here who thinks Eastern Promises is one of Cronenberg's great films?


You're not alone. I think it's one of the best films he's ever made.


I agree with both of you. It's in his top tier without question for me.


Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:00 pm
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Shade wrote:
Sexual Chocolate wrote:
JJoshay wrote:

I can't wait to see his new film, one of the few movies this year that actually has me giddy with excitement. Am I the only one here who thinks Eastern Promises is one of Cronenberg's great films?


You're not alone. I think it's one of the best films he's ever made.


I agree with both of you. It's in his top tier without question for me.



Eh. History of Violence was a better film to me, even with Hurt's awkward performance, but I really liked Eastern Promises (I don't think either film, however, approaches the profoundly disturbing Dead Ringers as the pinnacle of Cronenberg's output). Eastern Promises, in particular, may contain the single most impressive role Mortensen has ever tackled.


Cronenberg's cold streak during the 90's was broken last decade; hopefully, his new film continues that new hot streak into this decade.


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Eastern Promises, in particular, may contain the single most impressive role Mortensen has ever tackled.



certainly had one of the best fight scenes of all time.

what did you think of Spider?


Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:57 pm
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Yes, on one level it is a Star Trek spoof and it is funny and clever. However, the movie would've been amiable without actually meaning something. This movie is truly about Tim Allen's character arc from turning something like William Shatner to something like Patrick Stewart. It doesn't hurt that everyone else is also dead-on in their roles like Alan Rickman doing Spock, Sigourney Weaver doing Counselor Troi, and Tony Shaloub being an anti-Scotty. This movie does hit at the funny bone and at the emotional level.

Awesome Moment 1: "It doesn't take a good actor to recognize a bad actor...YOU'RE SWEATING!"
Awesome Moment 2: Alan Rickman comforting a dying...alien with his catchphrase and meaning it....still gets me a bit choked up.
Awesome Moment 3: "And what you fail to realize is my ship is DRAGGING MINES!"


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Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:35 pm
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I saw it on cable when it came out and thought it an ordinary Sci-fi spoof. Watched most of the movie a couple of years ago and realised it was quite brilliant. Great casting too!


Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:12 pm
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Also, Sam Rockwell is at his most hilarious as the extra crewman Guy, who may or may not have a last name.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mXWXwxPtXg

One of my all-time favorite comedies.


Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:47 pm
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Roger Ebert once said that a children's movie was where adults were bored, an adult movie is where kids are bored and a family movie is where no one is bored if it's good. Babe is a prime example of a family movie. It's adorable without being too sweet and that is a very fine line to tread. To see it tread at all is worth saying but to see it tread well as here is worth praise. And then there's James Cromwell, the glue that holds the movie together as a man of few words, he is the underlying reason of why the movie works.

Awesome Scene 1: "That'll do pig."
Awesome Scene 2: James Cromwell's dance of life
Awesome Scene 3: The mice.


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Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:41 pm
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I meant to comment last week saying I also love Galaxy Quest, but forgot. So, I'll do it now - I also love Galaxy Quest. It's hilarious!

I love Babe, too. I still say "that'll do pig" at least twice a week. It's a fantastic line. Like you said, a really sweet movie that never feels corny or forced. It's one I re-watch somewhat frequently.


Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:18 am
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Another movie based on spectacle but with the added benefit of being ground-breaking as well. Distilled to it's core it's a standard monster movie with dinosaurs chasing and eating the puny humans. What sets it apart, besides the amazing effects making us believe that dinosaurs have come back to life, is Spielberg's sure directing. He makes us believe that all the dinosaur chases are fresh and filled with tension. Also, there is a little detail that I love...both Sam Neill and Laura Dern have groan-inducing one liners "Mr. Hammond, the phones work" and "I think we'll back in business". Immediately afterwards, they're both attacked by velicoraptors, like a punishment for saying such a bad one-liner.

Awesome Moment 1: "Must go faster."
Awesome Moment 2: The T-Rex reveal
Awesome Moment 3: The grand reveal of the dinosaurs.


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Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:33 am
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Allow me to add Awesome Moment Number 4: "Objects in mirror are closer than they appear."


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I happened to catch a part of Jurassic Park on TV a while back, and it holds up pretty damned well. Still a very enjoyable flick.

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Widely considered one of the worst directors ever, Ed Wood had a very interesting career. And yet, only Tim Burton had the balls to not only do a biopic but a good one at that. Anyone could've been tempted to make a mockery out of Ed Wood but Tim Burton was one who brought respect to him and his stable of actors. The fact that both Johnny Depp and Martin Landau both gave career-defining performances as Wood and Bela Lugosi, respectively. It almost makes one have a movie marathon of Ed Wood movies because of this.

Awesome Moment 1: "This is the worst coffin I've been in!"
Awesome Moment 2: Ed Wood meeting his idol, Orson Welles.
Awesome Moment 3: Ed Wood's unbridled joy of seeing Plan 9 coming together exactly the way he envisioned it.


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Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:06 pm
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I love Landau in that movie but feel it's a bit of a drag when he/Bela isn't in it. Decent flick, but I don't agree with any greatness claims.


Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:43 pm
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The first Stars Wars movie on the list...and it will not be the last(However, Episode I and II will not be on the list). Yes, this is my least favorite of the original trilogy but by no means is it bad, New Hope and Empire were just better...plus they were ewok-less. However, we did get to see Jabba for the first time...well, before the re-releases and Episode I and the Emperor in the flesh...well, before the Prequels. There is a certain giddy joy at the very beginning when all the heroes come together at Jabbas Palace and the havoc placed upon it. And the final battle at the second Death Star is a triumph of visual effects making it a suitable climax for the saga. Granted, this isn't the best film to end the saga, it is still a very good one.

Awesome Moment 1:
-Han: How are we doing?
-Luke: The usual.
-Han: That bad?

Awesome Moment 2: Gotta go with the destruction of Jabba's Palace.
Awesome Moment 3: The speeder chase on Endor.


Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:52 pm
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