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General_Grievous
09-06-2005, 04:55 PM
What did you like? Did you see any stinkers? Will you buy them on DVD when they come out? Well, here's what I saw since May.

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith :thumbsup:
Obviously. :D Seriously, I thought it was great and thankfully most of the world seemed to think the same thing. Great way to end the saga. Will I buy it on DVD? Definitely.

Batman Begins :thumbsup:
One of my favorite movies this year. Great cast, and a damn good way to bring Bats back on the big screen. I hope they make a few sequels to this. Will I buy it on DVD? Yes.

War of the Worlds :tired:
I liked it when I first saw it, but looking at it now, it was a below-average movie. The acting was stiff and the plot had many holes. Not even John Williams could save this movie. Will I buy it on DVD? Not likely.

Fantastic Four :tired: :p
Not bad, but not great. The actors portraying the 4 did a pretty good job, especially Michael "The Thing" Chiklis. But Julian McMahon, who played Dr. Doom, did an awful job, IMO. He was a laughable villaiin but at least he didn't deliver bad puns like Arnold Schwarzenegger did as Mr. Freeze. Overall, it was a decent movie. Will I buy it on DVD? I might rent it.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory :thumbsup:
One of the better movies I saw this summer. Tim Burton and Johnny Depp are geniuses. I love it when they work together. Johnny Depp did a brilliant job as Willy Wonka, and the child actors could actually act. I had a lot of fun watching this. Will I buy it on DVD? It's possible.

Wedding Crashers :thumbsup: :laugh:
One of the funniest, if not, the funniest movie I saw this summer. I love the "frat pack" movies like Wedding Crashers and Old School. Vince Vaughn deserves an Oscar for the dinner table scene.:p Will I buy it on DVD? Most likely.

Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo :upset:
I was dragged to see this by my friends. It pretty much sucked. There was only a few parts I laughed at, and the rest just grossed the hell out of me. Will I buy it on DVD? Hell no.

The 40 Year Old Virgin :thumbsup: :laugh:
Oh, this one had me cracking up. I'm a fan of Steve Carrell and he was hilarious in this. The supporting cast was great too. I enjoyed this one a lot. The ending was kind of weird, though. Will I buy it on DVD? Don't know.

Just eight different movies. My usual summer movie average. But there are a few more movies coming out this year that I'm looking forward to, like Corpse Bride, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Domino, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, and King Kong.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
09-06-2005, 05:22 PM
I only saw three this summer, but I saw one of them six times. Guess which one? :D

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith - What else is left to say about this one? Just perfect. Of course I'll get the DVD.

The Longest Yard - I thought it was pretty funny. It definitely wasn't the funniest movie I've ever seen, but it had some good bits. I'm an Adam Sandler fan, but he was pretty much the straight man in this one. I doubt I'll buy it on DVD, maybe someday.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - A really great movie. I liked it a lot. A definite DVD buy.

I too am looking forward to this fall's offerings (especially Harry Potter). I don't think that this summer was a very good one for movies, that's why I only saw three of them.

Slicker
09-06-2005, 05:42 PM
I saw Episode III
War of the Worlds
Fantastic Four
Wedding Crashers
Brothers Grimm
The Longest Yard

There are no doubt some others that I'm forgetting in here too.

Rocketboy
09-06-2005, 05:49 PM
Jeez, The Longest Yard wasn't that good, Mr.JJL. :D

Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith - Favorite of the summer, of course. Definite buy.
The 40-Year-Old Virgin - Best comdey of the summer. I haven't laughed that hard in a while. Probably buy.
Batman Begins - Best Batflick yet. Buy.
Crash - Didn't expect much from it, but I was blown away. Very powerful movie. It came out on DVD today and I'll probably pick it up by Friday.
Fantastic Four - Much better than expected. YEah, a bit campy at times, but it was fun. Buy.
Sin City - Best comic movie of the year. Outstanding visuals. Already have.
The Dukes of Hazzard - A thin version of the show, but fun anyway. May buy.
The Longest Yard - Another movie that was better than I expected. May buy.
War of the Worlds - Like G_G said, I liked it at first, but I have no desire to see it again. Won't buy.
Wedding Crashers - Worse than expected. Most of the funniest parts were in the trailers. And it had the longest musical motage I think I've ever seen. Won't buy.

Bel-Cam Jos
09-06-2005, 07:23 PM
What did I see... let's see...

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith I heard this one would be kinda interesting, so I caught it once... okay more than once... five times, that was it.

Batman Begins Enjoyed this one quite a bit. Actually funnier than I expected, at times.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Laughed the hardest at this one (especially the Puppet Burn Ward and Store of Flags scenes).

Deuce Ugh-alow: Wasted Celuliod Went with my father, so I considered it good time together, but the film! Awful... :(

Stealth Had low expectations going in, but it was actually pretty good, if not cliche' full.

Ji'dai
09-06-2005, 07:40 PM
I only went to see one film this year and man, did it suck:

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

The last movie I went to see at the theatre prior to ROTS was Hellboy

Mandalorian Candidat
09-06-2005, 08:02 PM
I only went to see one film this year and man, did it suck:

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith




You and me both, Ji'dai, though I think your assessment is a little harsher than mine.

Now that the summer's over all the flicks are hitting the $1 theater. My kind of tightwad action.

bobafrett
09-06-2005, 08:53 PM
Only one movie and that is: Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Watched it three times at the theatre, just not enough time in a work week to go see a movie these days. Wanted to see Batman Begins and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but NO TIME, and I'm tired..........

darko666
09-06-2005, 09:37 PM
Batman Begins
Star Wars Episode III
Charlie and the Choclate Factory
War of the Worlds
Devils Rejects

and now i got Corpse Bride to look forward to.

JediTricks
09-06-2005, 09:56 PM
SW:Ep3:ROTS - didn't care for it.

Batman Begins - awesome, definitely worth it.

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory - ok, not great, didn't exactly work for me, pacing issues.

Nothing else really appealed to me, though I did want to see Sin City and missed out.

UKWildcat
09-06-2005, 10:10 PM
I only made it to 2 movies this summer. SW ep III and The Wedding Crashers. Will definitely pick up both on dvd.

One movie I regret not seeing was Batman. I hear it was amazing.

2-1B
09-07-2005, 12:42 AM
Does Sin City count ? I thought that came out in April . . . when does the Summer season start ? With Star Wars ? :confused:

Revenge of the Sith, saw it 17 times (maybe 1 more coming up) and it is my favorite of the series.

Wedding Crashers, saw it twice and will definitely buy

Land of the Dead, saw it twice and will definitely buy

Batman Begins, saw it twice and will definitely buy

movies I saw once only:

Kingdom of Heaven, won't buy,

The Longest Yard, might buy

Cinderella Man, won't buy BUT I recommend it because it was awesome

War of the Worlds, definitely won't buy this piece of crap

Fantastic Four, won't buy

The Devil's Rejects, definitely will buy

Deuce Bigalow 2, probably will buy it even though it wasn't that good overall

40 Year Old Virgin, definitely will buy

Transporter 2, probably won't buy it but it was pretty cool !

JetsAndHeels
09-07-2005, 01:24 PM
Star Wars Episode III-I saw it 5 times, best of the prequels

Batman Begins-Saw it twice, boy was it good

Fantastic 4-Not the greatest comic film, but a fun one to watch

Kingdom of Heaven-Not terrible, but definately not great

Didnt see it in the theater but I did finally rent Sin City and I really enjoyed it

JimJamBonds
09-07-2005, 02:23 PM
Other then the Backstroke of the West (15 times)...

Kicking and Screaming (not all that good)
Batman Begins (loved it might buy it)
Wedding Crashers (LOVED IT!)
Deuce Biggalow Deuce (not as good as the first one but not all that bad)
The 40 Year Old Virgin (loved it.)
Transporter Deux (a decent flick, not that bad of a way to kill an hour and a half.)

This was a rather 'light' summer for movies for me, the last few years I saw a movie probably every other week, of course ROTS made up for the lack of selection. :yes:

Mandalorian Candidat
09-07-2005, 02:46 PM
Other then the Backstroke of the West (15 times)...



:D I too was made by the Presbyterian Church.

jaxx
09-07-2005, 03:57 PM
I think that there are a few more movies that I saw that I didn't list here, but I can't remember them.

Star Wars Episode III- Only saw it once, loved the "wrap up" to the prequel series. I WILL BUY!
Batman Begins-Saw it once... loved it. Favorite and best Batman movie ever. I WILL BUY!
The 40 Year Old Virgin- This was friggin' hillarious. This was the funniest movie of the year in my opinion. I WILL BUY!
Crash- I didn't want to see this one. I didn't want to go see a movie that was going to make me angry. My girlfriend dragged me to this. One of the best movies of the year. This should win Oscars. I really liked it. Very powerful movie! I WILL NOT BUY (this is one of those movies that's really good, like "Shindler's List" or "American History X," but you really don't want to see it again because it angers you too much.)
Charlie and the Choclate Factory- Great movie. Johnny Depp is a bit wierd and disturbing, but it was visually wonderful, and the acting rocked! I WILL probably BUY!
Fantastic 4- I enjoyed this one, but it wasn't the best comic book movie ever. The CGI for MR. Fantastic's "stretchy hands" was pretty lame at times. I've seen better graphics in video games. Might buy if it hits the $9 bin at Wallyworld, and I might not even buy it then...
Wedding Crashers- In a word...Lame. I went to this movie expecting the funniest thing ever. I left $20 more broke and annnoyed (took my girlfriend). Don't get me wrong, there were some funny parts to it, but I feel that they could have done a better job. They could have left out the annoying love story. They could have had more flesh. I feel that they pulled a lot of punches, and should have let go more. I personally think that Vince Vaughn is the biggest jackass in the movie industry. He's the exact same character in every movie, whether he's a detective or whether he's hunting MILFS. I WILL NOT BUY!
Kingdom of Heaven- I didn't like this at all. This was definitely not as good as Gladiator... R. Scott did a crap job on this. I WILL NOT BUY!

Rocketboy
09-07-2005, 04:20 PM
Wedding Crashers- In a word...Lame. I went to this movie expecting the funniest thing ever. I left $20 more broke and annnoyed (took my girlfriend). Don't get me wrong, there were some funny parts to it, but I feel that they could have done a better job. They could have left out the annoying love story. They could have had more flesh. I feel that they pulled a lot of punches, and should have let go more. I personally think that Vince Vaughn is the biggest jackass in the movie industry. He's the exact same character in every movie, whether he's a detective or whether he's hunting MILFS. I WILL NOT BUY!Yeah, pretty much how I felt (and feel about Vaughn). Very disappointing.

JediTricks
09-07-2005, 05:07 PM
May is the beginning of the Summer movie season, but they just keep pushing it back each year so April... March... whatever. ;)

2-1B
09-08-2005, 12:39 AM
I think that's a bit too much of an overgeneralization on Vince, after Psycho and Domestic Disturbance (both of which were much different characters than his comedy characters BTW) he couldn't even land a comedy gig but along came Old School and . . . well we've seen what happened.

jaxx
09-08-2005, 10:47 AM
I think that's a bit too much of an overgeneralization on Vince, after Psycho and Domestic Disturbance (both of which were much different characters than his comedy characters BTW) he couldn't even land a comedy gig but along came Old School and . . . well we've seen what happened.

It seems that you've forgotten about "Made" and "Swingers" (I believe that "Swingers" was before "Psycho," and "Made" was after). Both films were comedies, and pretty OK, but Vince Vaughn had his typical "let's try to fit too many words into a tiny little space of time without any breaths of air all the while screwing a show girl and calling everybody 'money' while chewing with his mouth open" dialogue.

2-1B
09-08-2005, 11:20 AM
I didn't forget about those at all. When Made was . . . well, made lol . . . isn't as important since Favreau directed it and gave the job to his ol' Swinging buddy.

My point was that he had roles sprinkled in there that were different. I don't think he's the exact same in Swingers and Made anyway - he's hip and cool in Swingers and very annoying in Made ! :D