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Everything posted by Monopolyman

  1. The Movie News Thread!

    I know, what the fuck was that circle-jerk all about? It was especially embarrassing for the over emotional lead-actress presentation. DeNiro was good, though. I have no problem with Slumdog winning BP, although that's because I didn't really care about any of the nominated films. If The Wrestler or Wall-E, or perhaps even Gran Torino were nominated, well, it would be different. Also, I heard that Slumdog Millionaire was the first Best Picture winner where none of the main characters were white. That surprised me for some reason.
  2. Rate the last film you saw

    Saw Valkyrie the other day, which was OK, I suppose. It wasn't a particularly deep film, per say, or even anything more than a history lesson in the disguise of a blockbuster, but that's not critisism. It's an interesting but not a widely known event, which is proficiently executed by Bryan Singer with fine pacing and timely direction leaving the audience involved with the plot. And say what you want about Tom Cruise, but when he wants to, he can be a fine actor. By no means a classic, but, y'know, you could do worse. 8/10

    I can't stand these posters; both the atheist ones aswell as the new christian ones. They're clearly been designed and funded for to aggravate the opposing arguers, with no other function. How come in this day and age, we can't just learn to live with two conflicting opinions and not caring about what another person believes, or doesn't believe?
  4. Rate the last film you saw

    But it has some cool explosions. That counts for something, right?
  5. The Music Thread.

    Heathen Chemistry is one of my favourite albums. I'll never understand the backlash for it.
  6. The Television News Thread

    Family Guy higher than Futurama, Animaniacs and King of the Hill? *vomits* The Simpsons deserves to be #1, though.
  7. And it's finally happened

    Yep, especially considering the fact that race was hardily ever came up during campaigning from either side.
  8. Rate the last film you saw

    The Wrestler Fucking brilliant. Rourke perfects a character that who is complex but still very realistic and one that the audience can relate to, which, as well as a absorbing script, a fantastic ending and Bruce Springsteen during the end credits; makes Wrestler perhaps the best film of the year. It would be a shame if didn't at least get a nomination for Best Picture at the Oscars, but Best Actor and Best Original Song are almost certain. 9.5/10
  9. Cinema Ticket Prices

    You have to realise that cinemas make almost literally no profit from actual movie tickets themselves; it all goes towards the studios who make the film. They have adverts and trailers to make this profit. This is also why it cost so much for food & drink at cinemas. Oh yeah, and about £6.10 at my local cinema, but you do get a free £2.50 off coupon with every visit, so it's not all bad.
  10. Rate the last film you saw

    Slumdog Millionaire Yeah, it could have done without the Indian kid jumping into a pool of shit at the beginning, otherwise... 8/10
  11. Beautiful Songs to you :D

    This is one that I've liked for a while. I apologize that a live version is the best I can ind, but it's still fantastic.
  12. I think it would be sensible to scout out the alien planet first before trying to land and making contact with it's locals, so it's kind of a logical explanation. Not that I believe in UFOs, though. As for the story, though, saw it on the front page of the Sun today (go figure), and, yeah, it's probably nothing (though, technically, i suppose it is a UFO, being that it's a flying object that hasn't been identified yet).
  13. Rate the last film you saw

    I love this movie. In fact it's my favourite film of the year before. Gran Torino Basically, It's about a grumpy old racist (played by Clint Eastwood) making a connection with the Hmong family next door to him. It was pretty 'meh' overall, apart from a scene where Eastwood saves his Hmong neighbor from being raped by a group of blacks in an amazingly racist way; and also a scene where he tell a joke "A Mexican, a Jew and a colored man walks into a bar; the manager says 'Get the fuck out.'" The film would have been so much better if it was just Clint Eastwood as a super racist superhero, telling the odd un-pc joke between shooting-up neighborhood Koreans. Never-the-less... 6/10 In America Good film. It's about a poor Irish family moving to America, which ended up being a pretty emotional film I suppose. Ironically, the best performance came from a 10 year old girl. 8/10 BASEketball Look, fuck off. I like this film. I don't care if it's not exactly the most sophisticated comedy, Stone and Parker crack me up every time I see this. The psyche outs are genius and the story is actually quite good. It's better than most of the crap that passes for comedy these days, anyway. 9/10
  14. How much do you spend on food a week?

    Back at uni, I spent about £20 on my weekly shop. Maybe £30 if I had a bit extra cash that week. Living at home now, probably about £50-100.
  15. What Would You Call Your Spawnlings?

    For girls names, I'm kind of limited to what I can call her. The thing is, my surname starts with a vowel; to be more specific my starts with an 'eh' sound and the first three letters are 'ell', so I can't call her anything like michelle or belle; and I can't call her anything that ends with an 'a' because that just sounds silly when saying her whole name. That just leaves any name ending with an 'ee' sound. I suppose I've always like Connie. And, if he's a bloke, Johnathan.
  16. Which Muppet Are You?

    I'm a grumpy prick, so either of these two.
  17. Rate the last film you saw

    You have no idea how excited I am for this movie.
  18. Rate the last film you saw

    I watched this last night as well. Clearly one of the best films ever made. The last scene really gets to me. 10/10
  19. War's Incredibly Hard Mega Quiz

    I'm not sure if it's his favourite movie, but he was ironically fond of The Great Dictator. And for #17, I'm going to take a shot in the dark and go with Dubai.
  20. Rate the last film you saw

    Y'know, I could see Murphy playing The Riddler, in some strange way.
  21. Things which don't make sense in films

    Armageddon is a freakin' docu-drama compared to The Day After Tomorrow
  22. Things which don't make sense in films

    How the fuck can you outrun several police cars in a mini with a ton of gold in the boot!!?
  23. N-E Culture Club - Lost In Translation 11th Jan

    I haven't seen AB in a while, so it's probably best if I watched it again first, but this is one of my favourite monologues I've ever seen in a film...
  24. Well, the answer to this is overpopulation. Eventually, it will get to a point where there are more people than humanity can cater for which will in inevitably see a rapid population decline. As there will be very few people alive, humanity will again fail to cater for itself and eventually fizzle out. "The world will end, not with a bang, but with a whimper". But enough with common sense; maybe there will be a virus which sends the world into a homicidal rage.