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Dumb and Dumber To.

Horrible.

No friggin' way!

And I had nearly no expectations going in. It didn't even meet those.

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I took on Foxcatcher and Theory of Everything yesterday.

Foxcatcher

I liked but it moved way to slow. It seems like there was a great movie in there but not edited well. This is hard because I liked the movie but wanted to fast forward it at the same time. I think the 3 main actors all did a brilliant job. 3.5/5 I guess.

Theory of Everything

Great acting also. Redmayne deserved the oscar over Keaton and it was not even close after seeing both performances. I like seeing the "normal" side of Hawking and it was pretty entertaining. 4/5

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I took on Foxcatcher and Theory of Everything yesterday.

Foxcatcher

I liked but it moved way to slow. It seems like the was a great movie in there but not edited well. This is hard because I liked the movie but wanted to fast forward it at the same time. I think the 3 main actors all did a brilliant job. 3.5/5 I guess.

Theory of Everything

Great acting also. Redmayne deserved the oscar over Keaton and it was not even close after seeing both performances. I like seeing the "normal" side of Hawking and it was pretty entertaining. 4/5

:thumbup: I 100% agree with these reviews.

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Automata B+ Surprised me. Antonino Banderas is really good as an insurance inspector on a dying earth. Yeah it seems farfetched, but it works.

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Whiplash - Awesome movie. The two leads absolutely nailed it. And the entire final scene blew me away. Would watch this one over and over.

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What movie news sites do you guys use to get news on what's coming? I check out screenrant, imdb and rarely rottentomatoes. Curious if there are any other decent places out there.

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The best movie no one knows anymore - RAltman's "The Long Goodbye" - is on the MGM movie network @ 1:30pmedt today. The mob kingpin in the movie, Marty Augustine, has 2 of the greatest movie lines ever been spoke. wikkid say check it -

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The best movie no one knows anymore - RAltman's "The Long Goodbye" - is on the MGM movie network @ 1:30pmedt today. The mob kingpin in the movie, Marty Augustine, has 2 of the greatest movie lines ever been spoke. wikkid say check it -

I will try to record it and check it out. Thanks!

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What movie news sites do you guys use to get news on what's coming? I check out screenrant, imdb and rarely rottentomatoes. Curious if there are any other decent places out there.

This site is excellent:

http://www.slashfilm.com/

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Salton Sea

I am sure this has been discussed but the thread needs bumped anyway. Nothing groundbreaking at all here but it really works. Kilmer is good and I happen to like Ice Man Kilmer and chubby Kilmer (loved him in Felon). It's heavy on style but is just written well enough to have some chops. For me, the highlight is that the people in bit rolls and cameos crush their roles.

3.5/5

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Salton Sea

I am sure this has been discussed but the thread needs bumped anyway. Nothing groundbreaking at all here but it really works. Kilmer is good and I happen to like Ice Man Kilmer and chubby Kilmer (loved him in Felon). It's heavy on style but is just written well enough to have some chops. For me, the highlight is that the people in bit rolls and cameos crush their roles.

3.5/5

that had deborah unger in it right? hot damn, that woman worked for me in all the good and right ways possible.

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What movie news sites do you guys use to get news on what's coming? I check out screenrant, imdb and rarely rottentomatoes. Curious if there are any other decent places out there.

This site is excellent:

http://www.slashfilm.com/

I like this guy

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/escape-to-the-movies

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Salton Sea

I am sure this has been discussed but the thread needs bumped anyway. Nothing groundbreaking at all here but it really works. Kilmer is good and I happen to like Ice Man Kilmer and chubby Kilmer (loved him in Felon). It's heavy on style but is just written well enough to have some chops. For me, the highlight is that the people in bit rolls and cameos crush their roles.

3.5/5

that had deborah unger in it right? hot damn, that woman worked for me in all the good and right ways possible.

FYP

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Looking for something to watch yesterday I ended up selecting MindHunters from 2004 starting Val Kilmer, Christian Slater, LL Cool J & Kathryn Morris( best known for the show Cold Case)

What a strange movie.. It starts off with some great cinematography and a pretty good story and then turns into a cliche Slasher flick..

You have these FBI recruits that are supposedly the "best of the best" who go to an island to see if they have what it takes to become profilers.. and yet when the Killing starts their "Thought" process is worse then some of the victims in the Friday the 13th movies. :lol:

Still, I was intrigued enough for the first 45 minutes that, even though the last half is beyond ridiculous, I'd still rank it 3 out of 5 on the :popcorn: meter.

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Just got home from Home with 3yo Floppinha.

it's a movie.

I guess better than bad- pretty easy going for the little ones. the humor for the adults was pretty meh- like they had a quota of jokes to throw out there based on some kind of bean-counting

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Tron

This is so bad.

the original? The reboot?

The original. I liked the reboot.

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Tron

This is so bad.

the original? The reboot?

The original. I liked the reboot.

first time seeing the original?

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Tron

This is so bad.

the original? The reboot?

The original. I liked the reboot.

first time seeing the original?

Yeah.

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Maps to the Stars - So disturbing and actually pretty good.

Julianne Moore singing "Hey Hey goodbye" is just downright awful

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Caught Winter Soldier last night again. Even wife was enjoying it. Really good movie.

Superheroes turns Bourne movie. I couldn't get into it.

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Caught Winter Soldier last night again. Even wife was enjoying it. Really good movie.

Superheroes turns Bourne movie. I couldn't get into it.

That is the exact reason it is my favorite of the Marvel movies.

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White House Down.

Solid mindless popcorn flick to pass time until the last 20 minutes which may have been the dumbest end to an action movie ever. Maggie Gyllenhall was annoying. And the bad guys really just weren't anything special. Oh well.

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Unbroken:

True story in World War II. Guy gets punished unmercifully in prison camp because he was an Olympic runner.

Read the book so I knew what was coming. Still--

3.4/5

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Interstellar:

I can't remember the last time I had this much of a 180 on my feelings of a movie. Saw it awhile ago and liked it fine - there were some misses, but still usually entertained by Nolan swinging for the fences. I think I was mostly caught up in the look of the movie. Watched it a couple nights ago at home and was completely bored and couldn't believe how stupid the movie really was, and I am not even thinking much about the science of the movie - just characters and their motivations, how I don't know why some were even around, and overall the last 30mins or so of the movie. Just a few off the top of my head:

So he fights the whole movie to get back home, just to not say a thing to his family besides his daughter, and just turns around and goes back up?

WTF was mystery NASA going to do with their mission before Coop? WTF didn't they seek him out to begin with?

His daughter is still that pissed at him at 40 for going off to try to save humanity?

Humans build this device that only Coop seems to be able to use so he can go back in time to hide in the bookshelf and use morse code on the off chance that Murph would figure it out?

Why even bother with the son character? OR for that matter Topher Grace or Wes Bentley's character?

If they received a beacon or simple message from these other planets, why in the world could they not send a similar message home to say they are ok?

Anyway, no desire to watch this again, and think it's Nolan's worst movie. Couple surprisingly good emotional beats, but in the end I think people who got frustrated with Inception and didn't like that one will have a similar reaction to this movie. Second viewing I really felt the movie's long run time.

4/10 now, and mostly just watch it if you have a really good TV and sound if you missed this on the big screen in the format it was meant to be seen in.

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McFarland, USA - 4.5/5

I liked it quite a lot. But basically any movie about running will get at least 4/5 from me.

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Watched a couple of movies last month. Here goes.

The Artist - The story of Hollywood back in 1927, when George Valentin was a silent movie superstar. This one is primarily a silent comedy with a riveting storyline and some very good acting.

Roman Holiday - The 1953 movie about a princess who plays hooky from her royal duties for twenty four hours with a reporter. Meant to be a romantic comedy but somehow it did not strike the right chord. Not a very interesting watch.

How to Train Your Dragon - As a rule, I generally don't watch kids' movies. But the son pestered us and hence we rented the DVD. He's into playing all these dragon games and all and so we watched it together. I admit, it was much better than I had expected, though I wouldn't particularly go to a theater to watch it.

Rosemary's Baby - Had heard so much about it and it lied upto its name. A terrifying thriller, that's what it is. Deserves to be watched, albeit not all alone.

Gloria - Beautiful. As one critic very rightly put it: 'Whether you appreciate Gloria as a portrait of a vital woman, muddling through life's middle chapters, or as an allegory of Chilean resilience, the message is the same - Let's face the music and dance!

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Caught Winter Soldier last night again. Even wife was enjoying it. Really good movie.

:thumbup:

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Watched Neighbors on HBOGo.

Pretty meh, minimal laughs, felt very forced. Would not recommend

Yeah... just used a free RedBox rental on this over the weekend. meh indeed.

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The 3rd Hobbit. Meh. Basically the same as all the rest. The beginning was pretty solid and the end fights were pretty cool but the middle just drug on to me.

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The 3rd Hobbit. Meh. Basically the same as all the rest. The beginning was pretty solid and the end fights were pretty cool but the middle just drug on to me.

I watched it recently. It was the least enjoyable of all the Jackson/Tolkien movies to watch for me, and even worse than the first Hobbit movie. A lot of things bothered me in this one, including:

- The scenes Jackson added in to set-up the LOTR movies seemed extremely forced and awkward. I particularly disliked the scene with Galadrial, Saruman, et al fighting the Ring-Wraiths/Sauron. I failed to see how it had any point to the movie other than as fan-service, and didn't even find it particularly well acted (given the talent in that scene). It just felt cheesy.

- The middle part about a mopey, greedy Thorin dragged and was boring.

- Peter Jackson's epic battles have become so formulaic that there is no longer any surprise or emotion for me when I view them. They all go the same way: Small army gets overwhelmed by a big army, but gets saved by an even bigger army or an unstoppable hero. Meanwhile all the lead characters fight like superstars, but encounter situations where their end looks dire, only to be saved at the last second by another character or a random rock/arrow. The hero's triumph in the end but someone critical to that victory dies, rendering a touch of bitterness and humanity to an otherwise resounding victory. Not sure more of the blame should reside with Tolkien or Jackson, but these battles have become a snore.

- While likely hard to avoid with 6 movies, the musical score has become repetitive.

I've really enjoyed this series and watched the LOTR movies several times, both of which may color my perspective a bit, but I'd probably rate this one 2/5

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Humans build this device that only Coop seems to be able to use so he can go back in time to hide in the bookshelf and use morse code on the off chance that Murph would figure it out?

From what I remember,

Humans build it in the future, already knowing it will be Coop that finds it in the past. So, his journey at the end to re-start civilization with Anne Hathaway is the first step in the evolution into the 5-dimensional future humans, millennia away, who know their past and about Coop and create it to "close the loop", time-travel wise.

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Humans build this device that only Coop seems to be able to use so he can go back in time to hide in the bookshelf and use morse code on the off chance that Murph would figure it out?

From what I remember,

Humans build it in the future, already knowing it will be Coop that finds it in the past. So, his journey at the end to re-start civilization with Anne Hathaway is the first step in the evolution into the 5-dimensional future humans, millennia away, who know their past and about Coop and create it to "close the loop", time-travel wise.

Yep, that is what i gathered, and it is some M.Night level silliness.

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Humans build this device that only Coop seems to be able to use so he can go back in time to hide in the bookshelf and use morse code on the off chance that Murph would figure it out?

From what I remember,

Humans build it in the future, already knowing it will be Coop that finds it in the past. So, his journey at the end to re-start civilization with Anne Hathaway is the first step in the evolution into the 5-dimensional future humans, millennia away, who know their past and about Coop and create it to "close the loop", time-travel wise.

Yep, that is what i gathered, and it is some M.Night level silliness.

It's no weirder than Predestination, which is a movie I liked.

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Humans build this device that only Coop seems to be able to use so he can go back in time to hide in the bookshelf and use morse code on the off chance that Murph would figure it out?

From what I remember,

Humans build it in the future, already knowing it will be Coop that finds it in the past. So, his journey at the end to re-start civilization with Anne Hathaway is the first step in the evolution into the 5-dimensional future humans, millennia away, who know their past and about Coop and create it to "close the loop", time-travel wise.

Yep, that is what i gathered, and it is some M.Night level silliness.

It's no weirder than Predestination, which is a movie I liked.

I thought about that movie too, and liked that one even less, and thought it took it a couple steps too far into the silliness.

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The 3rd Hobbit. Meh. Basically the same as all the rest. The beginning was pretty solid and the end fights were pretty cool but the middle just drug on to me.

II watched it recently. It was the least enjoyable of all the Jackson/Tolkien movies to watch for me, and even worse than the first Hobbit movie. A lot of things bothered me in this one, including:

- The scenes Jackson added in to set-up the LOTR movies seemed extremely forced and awkward. I particularly disliked the scene with Galadrial, Saruman, et al fighting the Ring-Wraiths/Sauron. I failed to see how it had any point to the movie other than as fan-service, and didn't even find it particularly well acted (given the talent in that scene). It just felt cheesy.

- The middle part about a mopey, greedy Thorin dragged and was boring.

- Peter Jackson's epic battles have become so formulaic that there is no longer any surprise or emotion for me when I view them. They all go the same way: Small army gets overwhelmed by a big army, but gets saved by an even bigger army or an unstoppable hero. Meanwhile all the lead characters fight like superstars, but encounter situations where their end looks dire, only to be saved at the last second by another character or a random rock/arrow. The hero's triumph in the end but someone critical to that victory dies, rendering a touch of bitterness and humanity to an otherwise resounding victory. Not sure more of the blame should reside with Tolkien or Jackson, but these battles have become a snore.

- While likely hard to avoid with 6 movies, the musical score has become repetitive.

I've really enjoyed this series and watched the LOTR movies several times, both of which may color my perspective a bit, but I'd probably rate this one 2/5

What was the deal with those earth eaters? They show up looking all bad ### then do nothing in the actual battle.

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Saw Nightcrawler.

Thought it was pretty good. Exciting, liked the night scenery, and good performances.

The ending reminded me a little of Gone Girl but not as absurd.

Saw this a couple of nights ago and feel pretty much the same way. It kept my interest the whole way through and Gyllenhaal was great.

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The Birdman.

Good Lord, what a bunch of crap. I can't believe this won awards. Keaton did a very good job, but the movie was bad. The music was bad. Girlfriend stopped watching, wish I would have done the same.

.5/5

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The Birdman.

Good Lord, what a bunch of crap. I can't believe this won awards. Keaton did a very good job, but the movie was bad. The music was bad. Girlfriend stopped watching, wish I would have done the same.

.5/5

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"What We Do in the Shadows" is pretty funny in a very familiar mock-umentary way. It also helps that some of the Flight of Conchords guys are behind this. While it very well could have been a sketch comedy bit, it is stretched out to feature length and holds up pretty well. Recommended.

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The Birdman.

Good Lord, what a bunch of crap. I can't believe this won awards. Keaton did a very good job, but the movie was bad. The music was bad. Girlfriend stopped watching, wish I would have done the same.

.5/5

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A Million Ways To Die In The West

Not a McFarland fan boy and don't watch his cartoon which ever one it is.

While not a masterpiece of any sort, it made me laugh and kept my attention even though nothing about him playing a cowboy fit.

2.5/5

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So I watched White House Down again because there was nothing on and I wanted some solid turn off my brain entertainment. I don't know why this movie bothers me as much as it does, but alas....

1. Channing Tatum was a good lead action guy. He has the look, obviously, but he also was able to add humor and it wasn't force out of character. He played the role very much in a John McClaine by Bruce Willis type of hero right down to the clothes. Perhaps the producers were going for that. Overall, I think he can do that kind of role again.

2. The daughter was an awful part of the story in every way. They obviously needed something to keep him in the house beyond getting the President out so in that, her being there wasn't a problem. But her being the ultimate quasi hero was faked forced and funny.

3. Jamie Foxx could have been a lot better in that role. They wanted him to be both nerd and cool at the same time and he didn't pull it off. Would have been better if they just went with him having a military background like Harrison Ford in Air Force One. From that point you at least accept that Ford can shoot a gun with some authority. Foxx didn't have that.

4. Maggie Gyllenhall is a weird actress. I don't find her particularly talented or good looking, yet she has built off The Secretary role of being dominated into an actual career. She had no authority at all in her role and it was miscast. If they needed a chick in that role, Sandra Bullock would have been better. Or even Diane Lane.

5. The graphics which were popcorn entertaining at first, fell flat the second time because it is abundantly clear that almost all of the action scenes outside the White House were CGI heavy. Although, to be fair to the movie they probably had no choice. I doubt very much Homeland Security is going to allow a movie about blowing up the White House to actually be filmed at the White House and in the Streets of DC with Blackhawks flying 10 feet off the ground. So while it is obvious, I'm willing to give them a pass.

6. James Woods was wasted. The role had potential and he is great but they just didn't get it right. And it looked like he was trying really hard. Just didn't do it.

7. The rest of the bad guys were awful. Up and down. Nothing there at all. And they were just simple mercenaries. Should have been easy to pull off. For example, the mercenary bad guys in Winter Soldier played their parts perfectly. They were believable and got you into the story. The guys here were just in the way of Woods trying to hard and were forced into situations just so that the hero could be in a fight scene.

8. Seriously, the daughter and everything about her was the worst part of the movie.

9. The Army is evacuating people away from the White House and the tour guide and mother just run back without being stopped? No.

10. At the end, when the confront the Speaker and the President just walks up to them? Um, no.

11. The whole military industrial complex story line was written by a 4 year old. Strike that. My two year old could have written it.

12. The end confrontation was stupid. The beeper clue that solved the whole thing was beyond stupid. The Speaker was believable and was doing a great job in the role right until he got arrested. "I know people!" Really? That was what the writers came up with? He knows people?

Ugh. I'm annoyed by this movie. So much potential in the story. And I love a good movie about Washington and its scenery like Independence Day or National Treasure and the like. But they just missed this one in almost every way. Air Force One did the heroic President under attack so much better it is striking. This could be a solid popcorn rotation movie but I will be erasing it. Oh well.

Is really that hard to make a good action movie? Do we need to get the guys who do the Fast and Furious movies to teach the rest of hollywood how to do it?

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So I watched White House Down again because there was nothing on and I wanted some solid turn off my brain entertainment. I don't know why this movie bothers me as much as it does, but alas....

1. Channing Tatum was a good lead action guy. He has the look, obviously, but he also was able to add humor and it wasn't force out of character. He played the role very much in a John McClaine by Bruce Willis type of hero right down to the clothes. Perhaps the producers were going for that. Overall, I think he can do that kind of role again.

2. The daughter was an awful part of the story in every way. They obviously needed something to keep him in the house beyond getting the President out so in that, her being there wasn't a problem. But her being the ultimate quasi hero was faked forced and funny.

3. Jamie Foxx could have been a lot better in that role. They wanted him to be both nerd and cool at the same time and he didn't pull it off. Would have been better if they just went with him having a military background like Harrison Ford in Air Force One. From that point you at least accept that Ford can shoot a gun with some authority. Foxx didn't have that.

4. Maggie Gyllenhall is a weird actress. I don't find her particularly talented or good looking, yet she has built off The Secretary role of being dominated into an actual career. She had no authority at all in her role and it was miscast. If they needed a chick in that role, Sandra Bullock would have been better. Or even Diane Lane.

5. The graphics which were popcorn entertaining at first, fell flat the second time because it is abundantly clear that almost all of the action scenes outside the White House were CGI heavy. Although, to be fair to the movie they probably had no choice. I doubt very much Homeland Security is going to allow a movie about blowing up the White House to actually be filmed at the White House and in the Streets of DC with Blackhawks flying 10 feet off the ground. So while it is obvious, I'm willing to give them a pass.

6. James Woods was wasted. The role had potential and he is great but they just didn't get it right. And it looked like he was trying really hard. Just didn't do it.

7. The rest of the bad guys were awful. Up and down. Nothing there at all. And they were just simple mercenaries. Should have been easy to pull off. For example, the mercenary bad guys in Winter Soldier played their parts perfectly. They were believable and got you into the story. The guys here were just in the way of Woods trying to hard and were forced into situations just so that the hero could be in a fight scene.

8. Seriously, the daughter and everything about her was the worst part of the movie.

9. The Army is evacuating people away from the White House and the tour guide and mother just run back without being stopped? No.

10. At the end, when the confront the Speaker and the President just walks up to them? Um, no.

11. The whole military industrial complex story line was written by a 4 year old. Strike that. My two year old could have written it.

12. The end confrontation was stupid. The beeper clue that solved the whole thing was beyond stupid. The Speaker was believable and was doing a great job in the role right until he got arrested. "I know people!" Really? That was what the writers came up with? He knows people?

Ugh. I'm annoyed by this movie. So much potential in the story. And I love a good movie about Washington and its scenery like Independence Day or National Treasure and the like. But they just missed this one in almost every way. Air Force One did the heroic President under attack so much better it is striking. This could be a solid popcorn rotation movie but I will be erasing it. Oh well.

Is really that hard to make a good action movie? Do we need to get the guys who do the Fast and Furious movies to teach the rest of hollywood how to do it?

Please post again when you give this movie some thought. ;)

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