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 Posted:   Aug 11, 2013 - 6:16 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Yeah, Showgirls' digital bras and panties were pretty funny. They weren't even that well done. When a girl was standing in place, they would shift around slightly like they couldn't stay still. Kind of like how the characters' outlines on Ed, Edd & Eddy would seem to be in constant motion. LOL!

Are these on YouTube somewhere? I'd kind of interested to see what they look like.

EDIT: Found 'em...



That's HILARIOUS. big grin

 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2013 - 7:45 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Regarding Showgirls cartoon bras, that's hilarious. Looks like something out of Roger Rabbit!

 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2013 - 8:03 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue- 9-10

Never seen any of the Tinker Bell series before. With Intrada's wonderful release of Tinker Bell in play and Great Fairy Rescue just happen to be on television when I was flipping channels I decided to watch the movie.

It's what you expect, a made for video animated movie geared towards young girls. But it really succeeds in all regards. What I like most about the movie was it's old fashion Disney feel. Maybe because it was geared towards girls, there are far less generic comedy, and nothing gross. There were no obnoxious characters and the story had heart. The budding friendship between the little girl and Tink felt genuine. This story also goes back to Peter Pan roots where the Father is too grown up to see the "magic" in the world. Though in this world there really is magic in the form of fairy's.

The film was generally well animated. Good facial expressions, though things like hair were a bit stiff. Backgrounds and effects animation were top notch. Layout was very good. This was no cheap product.

The score had its moments. A little bit of Mickey Mousy stuff in the beginning but some fun adventure music in the second half.

In short a quality product for young children, though not insufferable for adults.

 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2013 - 12:05 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Chris Ryan's Strike Back (2010)
Strike Back: Project Dawn (2011) -- Now this show's an interesting case. The first series aired in the UK. Based on Chris Ryan's novel and starring Richard Armitage, it was a fairly intense but lower-key series, almost more of a character study than a military action series, and worked mostly because Armitage is a good actor. But after that season, Armitage went off to film The Hobbit, co-star Andrew Lincoln moved on to The Walking Dead, and the series appeared to be over. But then HBO/Cinemax stepped in to co-produce with the British Sky1, and the series got picked up for a second season (or a first season as they're counting in the US) with new stars, and a more slick Hollywood action design and gratuitous sex. And, surprisingly, I didn't hate the second incarnation, either. Action movies have been pretty terrible these last few years, and this show picked up the slack. Pretty thoroughly enjoyable even when it's ridiculous.

Admission (2013) dir. Paul Weitz -- A pretty dull comedy. I general like both Fey and Rudd, but there was not much for me here.

Aftershock (2012) dir. Nicolás López -- Rubbish.

Would You Rather (2012) dir. David Guy Levy -- One of those horror movies that pretends to be about moral decisions, except it's too idiotic to take its premise seriously

The Conjuring (2013) dir. James Wan -- And, finally, a real horror movie, and one that actually works. After he made the original Saw, which was a decent thriller, he seemed to get stuck in a rut of bad horror movies, but now he's got two good ones in a row with this and Insidious, so I look forward to where he goes from here.

 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2013 - 12:34 PM   
 By:   random guy   (Member)

Yeah, Showgirls' digital bras and panties were pretty funny. They weren't even that well done. When a girl was standing in place, they would shift around slightly like they couldn't stay still. Kind of like how the characters' outlines on Ed, Edd & Eddy would seem to be in constant motion. LOL!

Are these on YouTube somewhere? I'd kind of interested to see what they look like.

EDIT: Found 'em...



That's HILARIOUS. big grin


R rated movies on basic cable are essentially comedy gold.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2013 - 12:44 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

R rated movies on basic cable are essentially comedy gold.

 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2013 - 5:23 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

The Conjuring (2013) dir. James Wan -- And, finally, a real horror movie, and one that actually works. After he made the original Saw, which was a decent thriller, he seemed to get stuck in a rut of bad horror movies, but now he's got two good ones in a row with this and Insidious, so I look forward to where he goes from here.

Death Sentence was a pretty dark and disturbing thriller that was pretty good...but Dead Silence was one of the most boring movies I have ever seen with absolutely no scares, tension, or thrills. However...

Loved Saw and think Insidious is one of the scariest movies ever made. Can't wait to see The Conjuring, which I've heard nothing but good things about (and I mean nothing but good!) and even more excited to see Insidious 2.

Beyond that, very curious to see what Wan's got in store for Fast and Furious 7.

 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2013 - 7:53 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Regarding Showgirls cartoon bras, that's hilarious. Looks like something out of Roger Rabbit!

JEEPERS, EDDIE...! big grin

 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2013 - 7:57 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Yes, it was TNT or something. Not HBO or Showtime. I know they censor on basic cable but it was weird they were alright showing the entire upper torso, I think some full nudity shots from a distance too. Of course there was an over all blurriness to the scenes. Ive heard they started to actually digitally remove nipples even from theatrical edits. So that is why I was asking.

In the movie The Change-Up, Leslie Mann actually had CGI tits added. eek

NSFW, as if you needed to be told...

 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2013 - 8:28 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)


In the movie The Change-Up, Leslie Mann actually had CGI tits added. eek
NSFW, as if you needed to be told...


Gods! Now how is that more acceptable for an actress? Isn't that even creepier? How is that different than some dude taking her photo and Photoshoping another women's nude body on her? Either go nude or don't take jobs that require nudity in them. roll eyes

 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2013 - 8:54 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Jessica Alba did the same thing in Machete...doing a shower scene in her bra and panties and having digital "nudity" added later. mad At least with an obvious body double, you're still seeing the body of an actual woman.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2013 - 9:09 PM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

eek

NSFW, as if you needed to be told...



That was not something I was eager to re-experience (see also: most of the movie - how Olivia Wilde escaped with dignity intact is a miracle).

 
 Posted:   Aug 12, 2013 - 4:22 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Either go nude or don't take jobs that require nudity in them. roll eyes

What of cases where the contract doesn't involve nudity, but the filmmakers later decide they want to spice things up with a nude scene? What of cases where the filmmakers want a specific actor or actress for the part? Maybe there are cases where the actress did go nude, and the filmmakers decided (for instance) that her tits weren't perky enough and needed digital improvement?

mad At least with an obvious body double, you're still seeing the body of an actual woman.

Who are you kidding? In show business, even when you see the body of an "actual woman", you're not seeing the body of an actual woman. You're seeing a body, more often than not, that has the advantage of the best personal trainers in the business, possibly cosmetic surgery, has been filmed under extremely flattering lighting, has most likely been caked with cosmetics or even prosthetics for the camera. What difference does one more layer of manipulation make?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 12, 2013 - 6:38 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Planes.

A textbook case of the critics being wrong.

It is not a deep story, or with ordinary Disney Life Lesson.

It has a simple story with some pretty good animation and globe spanning settings.
It is enormously enjoyable for a child, or if you can still find your child at heart.

I would give it 7 out of 10

I have recently found myself enjoying the animated films much more than live action.

 
 Posted:   Aug 12, 2013 - 7:26 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Either go nude or don't take jobs that require nudity in them. roll eyes

What of cases where the contract doesn't involve nudity, but the filmmakers later decide they want to spice things up with a nude scene? What of cases where the filmmakers want a specific actor or actress for the part? Maybe there are cases where the actress did go nude, and the filmmakers decided (for instance) that her tits weren't perky enough and needed digital improvement?

mad At least with an obvious body double, you're still seeing the body of an actual woman.

Who are you kidding? In show business, even when you see the body of an "actual woman", you're not seeing the body of an actual woman. You're seeing a body, more often than not, that has the advantage of the best personal trainers in the business, possibly cosmetic surgery, has been filmed under extremely flattering lighting, has most likely been caked with cosmetics or even prosthetics for the camera. What difference does one more layer of manipulation make?


Look I know Hollywood is "Make Believe", and actors and actresses are made up to look their best. But its still their face and their body. Digitally putting another women's breasts or nipples on an actress is just fracking stupid and weird. Film makers have totally forgotten that sometimes less is more. The whole digital revolution has gone to far anyway. Films were better when there were practical restrictions.

 
 Posted:   Aug 12, 2013 - 6:30 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Look I know Hollywood is "Make Believe", and actors and actresses are made up to look their best. But its still their face and their body. Digitally putting another women's breasts or nipples on an actress is just fracking stupid and weird. Film makers have totally forgotten that sometimes less is more. The whole digital revolution has gone to far anyway. Films were better when there were practical restrictions.

In total agreement with you here. Particularly the last four sentences which I could not have said better.

As far as the altered nudity issue, high praise for the courage of actresses like Helen Hunt (The Sessions) and Emily Mortimer (Lovely & Amazing), just for example. That whole bulls*** with Leslie Mann and The Change Up was ridiculous unless there was some underlying joke or purpose that I totally missed out on.

 
 Posted:   Aug 12, 2013 - 7:03 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

That whole bulls*** with Leslie Mann and The Change Up was ridiculous unless there was some underlying joke or purpose that I totally missed out on.

I suspect she just wanted to be a 40-year-old actress with a 20-year-old rack without resorting to cosmetic surgery or truly doffing her top.

 
 Posted:   Aug 12, 2013 - 9:19 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

A Single Man (2009) - 8/10
We all search for meaning in our lives. For most people this leads us to a deep connection with another human, who we are so close to we want them to be recognized as family. Yet for many who lack a separate cause for being, as soon as that love is gone, life loses meaning and purpose. "A Single Man" tells the story of a gay man named George (Colin Firth) who recently suffered the loss of his partner of 17 years. Alone and lost, he feels he has no choice other than to take his own life. The film gives us a powerful glimpse into his last day as he plans to commit suicide.

Everyone he meets can tell he is missing something in his life. They all ask him if he is OK because he certainly doesn't look fine. Yet as he interacts with people he notices little things that he realizes have meaning. The film has a muted look to it drained of some of the color. When George sees something he appreciates, most frequently an attractive young man, the film becomes colorful for a moment as if to highlight the beauty that he sees. I found this technique very effective for drawing me into George's head.

The film features an intimate emotional score by Abel Korzeniowski. He composed a number of beautiful themes that highlight the emotions the characters feel throughout the film. A theme that we see throughout the film is how invisible gay men were in earlier years, how alone they felt and how little support they received from family. It serves as a refreshing reminder of how far we have come in the last 40 years. "A Single Man" is a beautiful emotional journey that should be experienced by everyone once. It captures the human reality so perfectly.

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2013 - 10:19 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Galaxy Express 999 (Uncut DVD-Subtitled) 8-10

Classic anime with a stunning soundtrack and vibrant color. The score and sound effects take this film to a whole new level. It's an audio treat. The train is beautifully animated and is the star of the show. While the animation is a bit dated, it's visually creative, helped along by strong layout and story boarding. Sadly this retail version was copied from a BluRay edition, that was DNR'ed to death.

It's a bit silly at times, but I always loved this story, and it's cautionary tale of immortality. The script could have been a bit tighter however. It's repetitive at times, conflicting at other times, and plot devices just happen to fall into place. Coming a few years after Star Wars one can see it's influence. (Even if the source material is based on a long running manga series.)

Pretty Baby 5-10

Apparently this was very controversial when it was released. It deals with prostitution, and more directly child prostitution in the early 1900's America. If this film was controversial in 1978, it would probably set the world on fire if it was made today.

Frankly I was surprised by how inoffensive this film was. It is a story about a certain subject, at a certain time in American history. It neither plays as a morality tale, or sensationalizes the subject matter. It simply calls the shots as they were, in a fictional sense.

Personally I found the film deadly dull. The story went no where and there are really no "likeable" characters to root for, including Brooke's. The camera lingered on peoples faces for far to long, and I really can't stand the wardrobe and music from that time period. Ive never really followed Brooke Shields career. But I will say her performance was marvelous. Maybe even Oscar worthy. Ultimately her performance alone was not enough to save this rather plodding, aimless, shallow character driven film.

 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2013 - 9:33 AM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

Kick-Ass 2 (2013) - 9/10
The first “Kick-Ass” was a lot of fun because it had a lot more comedy than other superhero films. It also was refreshing because it’s R rating allowed some serious blood and gore and off-color jokes. “Kick-Ass 2” brings back everything that made the first film fun and manages to deliver just what fans were hoping for. The dialog is once again full of expletives and inappropriate jokes, retaining much of the charm.

Though the main characters return, there isn’t a lot of serious action until the film’s finale. Despite the slightly lighter action, the film moves at a quick pace and stays interesting throughout. By saving the most intense action for the end, it is much more fun when it happens. The plot is simplistic but thanks to the comedy mixed in, the ridiculous plot makes sense. Sure giving a character from the first film a revenge plot for how things ended is a bit cliche but it is executed well.

Though the budget is reportedly much lower for this film and director is someone few people will have heard of, you wouldn’t notice. It retains much of the feel of the first film and the characters have the same wit and charm that made “Kick-Ass” so much fun. Two of the composers return, Henry Jackman and Matthew Margeson. The music does a good job of incorporating the main theme from the first film and otherwise blends in with the picture.

“Kick-Ass 2? is a solid sequel that will satisfy fans of the first film. It is one of the best movies of the summer and worth catching in theaters.

 
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