Movie Review thread.

Lazer LXXVII

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Number 23 (2007)
Rating: 8.5/10
Fun: 7/10

A woman buys a book for her husband, the husband reads into this strange self published eerie book. The book goes on about the life of a man, starting from his childhood when he aspired to be a detective. The man leads a twisted life, obsessing over the number 23 because of a similar obsession his father had, and eventually the book stops at chapter 22, right before the main character commits a murder. The husband begins to develop the same obsession and eventually discovers that the story was true, and that a killer was already in jail for the murder. His obsession eventually drives him insane.

Critics gave this movie a total of 8% on rottentomatoes, i do not understand this, maybe a low 40% or something but 8%? Either way, the directing is without a doubt amazing, if you dont enjoy the movie, the directing is definately unique. The movie is just so twisted it begins to freak you out a good bit, and the way it is filmed makes it even more disturbing. Jim Carrey does an AMAZING job, it seems that two big comedians ended up playing good insane roles (Robin Williams in 1 Hour Photo). The movie is extremely confusing at first, and doesnt really make complete sense until the very end, and throughout the movie you kind of realize the movie gets a bit far fetched at times. But in the end, its worth it, really bothers you, a cool "psychological mystery" movie.
 

Dondrei

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One Hour Photo was okay, but by the end I had run out of patience with it. It was so derivative, and it actually seemed conscious of this and therefore decided to just rush through important parts figuring that since we'd seen it all before we wouldn't mind... and the big finale was just silly.
 

Lazer LXXVII

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One Hour Photo was okay, but by the end I had run out of patience with it. It was so derivative, and it actually seemed conscious of this and therefore decided to just rush through important parts figuring that since we'd seen it all before we wouldn't mind... and the big finale was just silly.
Yeah ill agree with you, wasnt that bad of a movie but it wasnt good, Robin Williams' acting was amazing though. That movie creeped me out a little bit.



 

Dondrei

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Robin Williams' performance was pretty good.

I hadn't logged into YTMND for months, it has been pretty lousy for a while.
 

LonghornRob

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23 just looks like an awful premise for a movie all around. I don't like movies where everything is connected by some kind of super villainous number or coincidence. The trailers make it look like an equally bad version of Murder By Numbers or the Ninth Gate. Yikes.
 

Lazer LXXVII

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23 just looks like an awful premise for a movie all around. I don't like movies where everything is connected by some kind of super villainous number or coincidence. The trailers make it look like an equally bad version of Murder By Numbers or the Ninth Gate. Yikes.
I've never seen or heard of the other two. Id suggest checking it out before saying it wasnt good.



 

Cheesehed

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Zodiac is at 100% on rotten tomatoes atm, critics are saying its finchers best. By the way finchers top 4 are the game, fight club, seven and panic room. Hes my favorite director of all time and it appears hes making another gem
 

Carnage-DVS

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Nothing wrong with a blood raising, adrenaline pumping action sequence. Unless you like being a pretentious, artsy, fart.
 

Ash Housewares

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there was quite a bit of screaming in the trailer, I assume it will not be as over the top as the trailer made it out to be in that regard, but it will still be a bit much, so I am hesitant to give it a ringing endorsement though I hope for the best

on that note, I'm gonna go watch the trailer for grindhouse
 

Lazer LXXVII

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Yeah i laugh at how in almost every scene the guy is laughing in the trailer for 300. But it looks awesome, just a movie of testosterone and destroying things, which is great by me, as long as its entertaining. Made by the guy who made Sin City, which was also really good.
 

Steadman

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Yeah i laugh at how in almost every scene the guy is laughing in the trailer for 300. But it looks awesome, just a movie of testosterone and destroying things, which is great by me, as long as its entertaining. Made by the guy who made Sin City, which was also really good.
The story is made by the guy who wrote Sin City.
The movie is being directed by the guy who did the DotD remake..



 

Lazer LXXVII

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The story is made by the guy who wrote Sin City.
The movie is being directed by the guy who did the DotD remake..
Well damn, i was really looking forward to it, now im not sure. DotD was always stupid to me, but ill still end up seeing it on opening weekend. Just want to see some people get the crap kicked out of them.



 

Dondrei

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I really shouldn't judge it just by a trailer, but I've gone from hoping for good to hoping for awesomely cheesy.

I liked the Dawn of the Dead remake (still haven't seen the original, I must get around to that), but that doesn't really tell me anything one way or the other about how 300 will be.

Nothing wrong with a blood raising, adrenaline pumping action sequence. Unless you like being a pretentious, artsy, fart.
"Hammy" is the adjective I'd use. Lousy dialogue too.

on that note, I'm gonna go watch the trailer for grindhouse
OMG, just looked it up - what a cast!



 
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