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    Watched 2 movies. In the first the protagonist died at the beginning in the other - at the end.
    Both were good. A welcome breath of fresh air.

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    So this semester I'm taking a Canadian Cinema course. As one might guess, most of the movies are obscure indie-type flicks. This is the one that really stood out for me though...



    Coolest bilingual Canadian buddy cop film I have seen. If you're Canadian (especially one living in Ontario or Quebec), you'll get all the jokes in this movie. If you live in Upstate New York or Vermont, you'll get some of the jokes in this movie. Recommended you watch it with the subtitles on, as they change languages mid-sentence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trailbreaker View Post
    So this semester I'm taking a Canadian Cinema course. As one might guess, most of the movies are obscure indie-type flicks. This is the one that really stood out for me though...
    Ginger Snaps! Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil!
    "When you make something no one hates, no one loves it." - Tibor Kalman

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    Quote Originally Posted by redqueenar View Post
    Ginger Snaps! Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil!
    Those are not on the syllabus, unfortunately. There are four "TBA" slots on our schedule, however.

    Today we're watching Highway 61. I'll probably review it later.

    The other two films we watched were The Red Violin and eXistenZ. The Red Violin was good, eXistenZ was just plain fricken' weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redqueenar View Post

    Ginger Snaps! Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil!
    Quote Originally Posted by Trailbreaker View Post
    Those are not on the syllabus, unfortunately. There are four "TBA" slots on our schedule, however.

    Today we're watching Highway 61. I'll probably review it later.

    The other two films we watched were The Red Violin and eXistenZ. The Red Violin was good, eXistenZ was just plain fricken' weird.
    Strange Brew isn't mentioned. This course is useless.

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    Argo
    End of Watch
    Skyfall
    Seven Psychopaths

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    A Good Die to Die Hard: Easily the worst of the DH movies, but it does have decent action yet it needs a better director and writer than Moore and Woods but one thing it got right, it gave back the R rating to it's franchise as you can't have a DH movie without the R-rating. We need the guys who did Predators or Dredd or Raid to do the next movie or Martin Campbell.

    Deadly Blessing
    on blu-ray: Very well done and underrated Wes Craven shocker from 1981 and a creepy supernatural gothic movie with Sharon Stone in one of her earlier role plus Ernest Borgnine as it's about an Amish-esque religious cult and when a member of the group who is married to a woman gets killed, she gets a dark curse from the cult. This movie creeped me out when i was 5 when i rented it on video and Shout/Scream Factory did a nice job with the blu-ray.

    Prison on blu-ray: Underrated cult 1988 supernatural movie about a haunted prison with Viggo Morgenstine in it plus directed by Renny Harlin who made his debut film, Shout Factory has yet done another awesome job of bringing another worthy entry in their Scream factory collection and the transfer is great. Loved this since i was 7 and been wanting a DVD or blu-ray forever.

    The Nest on blu-ray: Fun late 80s Sci-fi horror shocker about killer genetic flesh-eating cockroaches invading an island community including a half-human half-roach (ala The Fly) mutant monster on the loose. I rented this when i was 8 and thought it was fun as it's similar to Squirm, Slugs and The Fly.

    Terrorvision on double-feature blu-ray: Shout/Scream factory does it again with their amazing transfers and quality they bring to cult classics of horror and sci-fi, i saw this in theaters when i was 5 and been one of my fave sci-fi comedies since and it's from the producers of Re-Animator. Finally on DVD and blu-ray!

    The Island (1980) on blu-ray: Michael Caine does a terrific performance in this overlooked thriller from the writer of Jaws, liked this since i was 6 when i saw it on TV and about modern pirates. Shout Factory has done a great transfer yet again.

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    "Frost/Nixon"


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    Loved every minute of it. Solid, solid performances by Sheen and Langella.
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    Lawless - just brilliant! The cast of this one is absolutely spot on. Every single one of them, from Shia through Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Mia WasiKowska, Dane DeHaan till Gary Oldman and Guy Pearce.
    And Shia just nailed the part. Perfect fit for the character.

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    Top Gun 3D.

    A well done conversion, especially the dogfighting scenes. My only issue with this disc is the grain. The film is almost unecessarily grainy to the point where it's distracting at some points.

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    "The Bad Seed" /1956/


    Little Rhoda is still creepy...


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    I'm surprised that there's no remake of "The Bad Seed". If they update it properly it could end being an interesting movie. I'd pay to see it.
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    Just watched Reck-It-Ralph in 3D, easily one of my favorite movies ever. The 3D was incredible, one of the best ever for animated film, in my opinion.

    Red Dawn (The new one)-was okay, entertaining in a sort of funny cheesy and bad way, not sure if that makes sense.

    Flight- Loved it, thought it was a great character piece, a little drawn out towards the end I think.

    Taken 2- Didn't enjoy this one as much as the first, I wanted to see more ass-kicking, ad thought it was rushed for some reason.

    End of Watch- I enjoyed it for the most part, thought the ending could have been better.

    The Man With The Iron Fists-Im going to be honest, I was disappointed, I did watch the extended cut, but over all was expecting a better movie.

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    Death Race 3 : Inferno

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    More Canadian movies...

    Highway 61 - Good movie. Interesting to see the United States from a Canadian perspective. (It's not exactly positive, mind you.)

    Maurice Richard/The Rocket - Great bio pic about the Canadien's legendary Maurice "The Rocket" Richard and his fight against the discrimination of French Canadians.

    Goon - Has a more Hollywood feel to it, but damn was it hilarious! I think they really exaggerated the fighting for the sake of the plot, but it worked.

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    Side by Side - I wish Tarantino and Bay were interviewd as well. It was really good to watch, opened my approach in many levels. But the whole documentary is just scratching the surfice, its like a trailer to a very exciting subject. I wish it was more professionally detailed and less commercial.

    The Kingdom - untill both sides swear on revenge upon their casualties wars will never stop... cute msg, weak movie.

    Sir Alan Parker - well he was here last weekend on a seminar about screenplay writing and movie making. It was quiet interesting, just to listen to him live and he had some amazing stories to tell, some good advices and some really go thoughts about the industry. Because of his visit I re-watched and first time watched many of his films. Having watched his filmography at once, its interesting how cinematic picture wise his films are extreamly boring, amybe Angel Heart and Evita are an exception. But he has an amazing sense for character and story. Brilliant.

    Evita - nice
    Missisippi Burning - I really liked this one. Oustanding acting, and amazing writing.
    Midnight Express - it was kinda slow for my taste, dunno if it is the film mistake, or just we as an audience have changed.
    Angel Heart - nah this one was excellent, Mickey Rourke still at his best, great visuals and set design, the whole film had a unique atmosphere. Just can recommend it even in 2013.
    Fame - nice

    What is really cool, that this seminar is a regular thing here and the next guest will be Tarantino himself really looking forward to that

    A Separation - the iranian film that won the Oscar last year for best foreign film. Brilliant. I just couldn't stop watching. When your watching something on your laptop nothing forces you to not to stop, check your mails, go outside, do something else meanhwile etc. Its a window into a world where you realize in many ways we are humans no matter where we live and in many other ways the way we live our lives in other countries in other cultures is very exciting. Even if it is different.

    The Bourne Legacy - okey this was a pleasent surprise. I realllllyyy hated the first 3. Really badly. It still had some serious plotline and script mistakes but it was so much better then the previous ones that I actually liked it.

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    Wreck it Ralph on blu-ray: One of my new favorite animated movies, saw it 5 times in theaters in both 3D and 2D, a kickass animated movie that feels retro and fresh.

    Mulan on blu-ray: One of the most underrated Disney animated movies ever! loved this since i was saw it 3 times in theaters especially when i was on my annual trip to Las Vegas in the summer of 98 as i saw it at Boulder City Station Casino/Hotel movie theaters when i was 17 and i thought Mulan was quite cute herself, lol. Nice story, good animation and a terrific score by Goldsmith.

    Who Framed Roger Rabbit on blu-ray: A modern classic no doubt! i saw it 5 times in theaters even on my 7th birthday and it looks/sounds even better in the magic of high def.

    Willow on blu-ray: Awesome underrated fantasy epic from producer George Lucas and directed by Ron Howard, i saw this 4 times in theaters when i was a kid and thought it was badass. It looks and sounds awesome on high definition.

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    13 ghosts. The original, not the remake. I actually found this one more enjoyable than the remake.
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    Jack the Giant Slayer - Pretty good effort for such story. Great visuals and non stop action. The cast is pretty solid too especially Ewan Mc Gregor. He is even more bad ass than Obi1.
    I love Bryan Singer but I wonder who convinced him to do such a story. Surely the movie doesn't deserve the low box ofice that it is producing so far. Pretty much the John Carter syndrom - good movie but wrong time and approach.

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    The Video Dead on blu-ray on the Terrorvision/Video Dead double feature: A guilty pleasure of mine since i was 6 when it first came out on video, like Terrorvision it also looks/sounds super on high def.

    Phantasm: A 70s horror/sci-fi/fantasy cult classic that made the Tallman character and his killer spheres icons of the genre, i saw this when i was a kid on video and it blew me away and creeped me out.

    Phantasm II on blu-ray: a fantastic sequel that rivals the first movie! i saw this 3 times in theaters when i was 7 and it rocked, this movie looks and sounds better than ever and the blu-ray collector's edition from Shout/Scream Factory is a HUGE improvement over the bareboned Universal DVD from 2007.

    From Beyond on blu-ray: Great sci-fi horror comedy from the makers of Re-Animator and another cool HP Lovecraft adaptation, i saw this in theaters as a kid and thought it was a unique experience. Jeffrey Combs with b-movie bonervision herself Barbara Crampton reunite with Ken Foree from the 1978 Dawn of the Dead co-stars, very sexy, funny, slimey and gory too plus it looks/sounds awesome on high def thanks to the magic of Shout Factory.

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) on blu-ray one of the most underrated and adult themed Disney animated movies, i remembered seeing this twice in theaters at 14/15 and thought it was awesome. Demi Moore does a great voice as Esmerelda who is the hottest toon this side of Taarna from Heavy Metal or Jessica Rabbit or Holi Would and i remembered fantaszing about her. A very well made movie no doubt.

    Ninja Scroll on blu-ray: A cult animated classic of the 90s! this one delivers action, sexy animated ladies, gore galore, a complex plot, bizarre monsters and everything to satisfy an action loving animation lover. A fave of mine since i was 15 when i bought it on video and it looks great on high def no doubt.

    Schindler's List on blu-ray: WHOA, a modern classic gets brilliant picture and sound remastering on high def and i loves it, Spielberg knows how to do great mastering on blu-rays from Jaws, Jurassic Park, Raiders and this.

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    Evil Dead.

    It was an alright movie, but I don't think it's as excellent as people are making it out to be. It's also not very scary at all, unless you're afraid of the sight of blood.

    One thing I CAN'T STAND about horror movies though, is there's always at least one guy in the movie that makes one stupid decision after another after another after another...

    There are SEVERAL STUPID DECISIONS made by people in this movie, to the point where you're looking at the the person next to you and going, "seriously? are you kidding me??"

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    More from my Canadian Cinema class...

    Incendies - Pretty great film, pretty hard to watch as well.

    Splice - Nope nope nope nope nope...

    Barney's Version - Also great.

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    Argo
    Flight
    The Hobbit
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    waydowntown - Freakin' bizzare little indie flick that takes place in downtown Calgary, Alberta. I found it to be mildly amusing, but in the end, just too plain weird for me to understand entirely.

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