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14 years ago @ /Film - Question: How Has the ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Obviously, every serious movie fan needs to start buy renting This Film is Not Yet Rated.

The main problem is the double standard: It's not the number of sex references, it's the number of sex acts; it's not the number of dead bodies, it's the amount of blood. And the fact the F-word is the only profanity that gets a limit on usage (well, the C-word too, but that's not going to be allowed in a PG-13). The big game-changer was Titanic. How a movie with nearly full female nudity, at least two F-words and hundreds of people dying can get a PG-13, yet a movie like Before Sunset has maybe three or four uses of the F-word tops and only mentions sex once gets an R. And yet that same rating applies to a movie like Hostel II, which featured plenty of grisly violence, including castration. The MPAA needs a complete overhaul.

But hopefully R-rated comedies like The Hangover will prove that ratings are utterly meaningless, and watering down for the sake of the all-inclusive PG-13 won't be commonplace anymore.

14 years ago @ /Film - Martin Scorsese's... · 0 replies · 0 points

If this wasn't directed by Scorsese, I wouldn't be impressed. Also, I don't know if this is a spoiler (never read the book), but doesn't this trailer make it look like Ruffalo disappears/gets killed?

14 years ago @ /Film - Discuss: Is Matt Damon... · 0 replies · +1 points

Interesting theory. I remember Premiere magazine (RIP) once had a whole article on this a few years ago and determined that Ben Affleck is the new Bruce Willis and Matt Damon is the new Robert Redford.

14 years ago @ /Film - 2009 MTV Movie Awards ... · 0 replies · +1 points

I think kids today are dumber than ever. These awards prove it.

14 years ago @ /Film - Pixar's Up - What... · 0 replies · 0 points

Saw it this weekend for the second time (first was a public advance screening). Still cried during the opening montage and the final look through the Adventure Book. It's further proof (along with last year's WALL-E) that Pixar is no longer content with making great animated movies, but wants to make great cinema, period. This will be the first Pixar movie to get a Best Picture nod, I'm sure of it.

14 years ago @ /Film - Sam Raimi's Drag ... · 0 replies · +1 points

The most fun I've had at the movies all year. This film is a perfect example of a director who's in complete control and knows exactly what he's doing. Every laugh, every jump, every wink at the audience, is done for a purpose. I really hope lots of people go see this movie and it holds staying power.

14 years ago @ /Film - Disney to Remake Fligh... · 1 reply · +3 points

Good Lord, what have they done now? I don't think anyone at Disney (outside of Pixar obviously) really has any clue what he's doing.

15 years ago @ /Film - The Buzz: Terminator S... · 0 replies · 0 points

Of course it's not as good as the first two, but I think it's better than Rise of the Machines. Bale, Worthington, and Yelchin are all pretty great and I definitely liked the special effects, and the bleak-but-hopeful outlook of the film. A solid B from me.

15 years ago @ /Film - What Are Your Most Hat... · 0 replies · +1 points

Definitely the last Indiana Jones movie. At the beginning, as Cate Blanchett leads Indy into that warehouse. It's obviously CGI. But inside they built the set with all the boxes. Why in the hell would you not build the outside of the warehouse too?

15 years ago @ /Film - Transformers: Revenge ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Just looks like two hours of noise, so it IS a sequel to Transformers. Ugh.