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sacmersault on Feb 23 2018, 02:17:49 AM wrote:Why is everyone so eurocentric? You should all feel ashamed for being a typical European-colonialist
Are you looking to replace Monty as the resident troll?

If not, please don't throw out random insults for no good reason.
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Mario Gaborović on Feb 23 2018, 02:42:09 AM wrote:
sacmersault on Feb 23 2018, 02:17:49 AM wrote:Why is everyone so eurocentric? You should all feel ashamed for being a typical European-colonialist
Look at it this way: there's a much better probability for European countries simply statistics-wise, because quantity produces quality + in this case, tradition plays the role. Since Uruguay and South Korea are pretty much late bloomers compared to the other two, this shouldn't surprise you.
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1. Forest of the Hanged 8/10
2. Time Stands Still 7/10
3. 25 Watts 6/10
4. Splash Splash Love 3/10
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Megall az ido 6(.5)/10
Padurea Spanzuratilor 6/10
25 Watts 6(5.5)/10
Splash 4(3.5)/10
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I'm a little confused: Is Splash Splash Love a series of 10 episodes but we're only seeing 2 of them?
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sacmersault on Feb 24 2018, 12:52:37 PM wrote:I'm a little confused: Is Splash Splash Love a series of 10 episodes but we're only seeing 2 of them?
You want more? Each episode is a compilation of 5 episodes.
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Armoreska on Feb 24 2018, 01:08:30 PM wrote:
sacmersault on Feb 24 2018, 12:52:37 PM wrote:I'm a little confused: Is Splash Splash Love a series of 10 episodes but we're only seeing 2 of them?
You want more? Each episode is a compilation of 5 episodes.
From what I understood, original 10 episodes were much shorter and thery were put together as a two for the foreign audience. So we've got it all.
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sacmersault on Feb 23 2018, 02:17:49 AM wrote:Why is everyone so eurocentric? You should all feel ashamed for being a typical European-colonialist
Lol

This has nothing to do with the countries. It's just the films that are represented. You also say this without even seeing Splash Splash Love.
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sacmersault on Feb 24 2018, 12:52:37 PM wrote:I'm a little confused: Is Splash Splash Love a series of 10 episodes but we're only seeing 2 of them?
There are two versions, a 10-episode version and a 2-episode version. In the 10-episode version you hear the ending theme more often, but other than that I think the two versions are exactly the same.
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Fergenaprido on Feb 23 2018, 04:33:44 AM wrote:
sacmersault on Feb 23 2018, 02:17:49 AM wrote:Why is everyone so eurocentric? You should all feel ashamed for being a typical European-colonialist
Are you looking to replace Monty as the resident troll?

If not, please don't throw out random insults for no good reason.
Hey, man, I resent that.
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I think Splash Splash scared a lot of people away this round. :lol:
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I thought is ok for what it was. I mean if I was a middle school girl I would be totally into it. It was fun, just not great cinema.
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sacmersault on Feb 27 2018, 12:07:05 AM wrote:I thought is ok for what it was. I mean if I was a middle school girl I would be totally into it. It was fun, just not great cinema.
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I recommend people to watch some tragedies before watching Splash Splash Love. This helps a little bit.
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Looks like I'm part of the majority this round.

1. ROM - 7.6 - Pădurea spânzuratilor [The Forest of the Hanged]
2. HUN - 7.4 - Megáll az idő [Time Stands Still]
3. URU - 5.6 - 25 Watts
4. KOR - 5.2 - Splash Splash Love
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Time Stands Still - This was a good film, but it seemed that it relied a lot on context and history of Hungary, and I felt that I was missing a lot of the nuances, and therefore I didn't connect with the storyline as much as I could have.
Splash Splash Love - This wasn't as bad as everyone made it out to be, but it was still pretty bad. All in the all, it's a cute forgettable story, but at times it did feel cloying (I think someone else also mentioned this), and the soundtrack was annoying. Some of the jokes were cringeworthy, and I groaned out loud at the Gangam Style reference. Despite being a fantasy, it was entirely implausible that she would a) be mistaken for a eunuch and b) be able to teach them all that about math, anatomy, and agriculture, regardless of how advanced we are compared to their time. If it had ended after the first episode, I might have skipped the dislike button, but the second half went all over the place and was largely boring.
The Forest of the Hanged - Another look at WWI that we don't normally hear about, this film was great for the first two hours. But, as soon as the soldiers went on leave, it changed gears and became this incomprehensible mess with a random love story that seemed so disjointed from the rest of the film until it finally pulled itself together for the finish.
25 Watts - This type of humour doesn't interest me. It reminds me of when I tried to watch Clerks but couldn't get past the first five minutes. I probably would have shut this off if it hadn't been a WC film. I was bored most of the time and only really cared about Seba, who actually seemed like a decent human being; Javi and Leche were just pricks. Still, I suppose it captured teenage ennui fairly accurately.
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Fergenaprido on Feb 27 2018, 12:42:04 PM wrote:Looks like I'm part of the majority this round.
Indeed. 7 out of 27 people voted this way. That's a pretty high percentage considering there are 24 ways to order four choices.
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1. 25 Watts
2. Padurea spânzuratilor
3. MegĂĄll az idĂś
4. Splash Splash Love
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Image Padurea spânzuratilor: 65-19
Image MegĂĄll az idĂś: 53-31
Image 25 Watts: 42-42
Image Splash Splash Love: 8-76

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1. 25 Watts - 65 - I liked the simplicity of the film. Wish the voice-in-the-head guy could have utilized more.
2. The Forest of the Hanged - 63 - Fine film. I need to get educated more on WWI history. Is there any good documentaries/mini series about WWI available?
3. Time Stands Still - 62 - It took a while to getting used to but after that it was good. The epilogue was kind of difficult to recognize who is who.
4. Splash Splash Love - When Art said he just watched few minutes to know it was enough to judge the film, I was skeptical. But I completely agree with him when I watched it. We are obviously not the target audience for the film. So I felt it was kind of unfair for the film to be contested over here. This should have contested against the likes of She's the Man, Just Married and Adam Sandler films.
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1. MegĂĄll az idĂś
2. 25 Watts
3. Padurea spânzuratilor
4. Splash Splash Love

Maybe i should've rewatch 25 watts, but i didn't feel like it, i remember liking it, specially for the familiarity of the events, places, and people, Megåll az idÜ was pretty good and just slightly ahead of 25 watts, i liked the music and the look of it. Padurea spânzuratilor felt too long and didn't really grab my attention, but it was ok, and Splash Splash Love wasn't anything special, i watched it expecting to hate it or love it, but it didn't do anything, i guess it was good to the target audience, and the first 30 min were entertaining enough, but it goes downhill from there
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Surprised by how much I enjoyed the sappy 'Splash Splash Love'. I liked the leads! The only one in this group that I would really regard as a masterpiece though is Liviu Ciulei's remarkable film.

1. 'Forest of the Hanged' - 9/10
2. 'Time Stands Still' - 7/10
3. '25 Watts' - 6/10
4. 'Splash Splash Love' - 5.5/10
That's all, folks!
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Image Padurea spânzuratilor: 1.71 (71-22)
Image MegĂĄll az idĂś: 2.097 (59-34)
Image 25 Watts: 2.452 (48-45)
Image Splash Splash Love: 3.742 (8-85)
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1. Forest of the Hanged
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3. Time Stands Still
4. Splash Splash Love
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2 days left. 32 votes. Matches 1A and 1B had 47 and 43 votes.
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Members who voted in both previous matches, but not in this one yet:

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joachimt on Mar 3 2018, 05:46:18 AM wrote:Members who voted in both previous matches, but not in this one yet:

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I've voted.. :mw_confused: http://www.icmforum.com/single/?p=10133690&t=10415241
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Film Junkie on Mar 3 2018, 01:14:01 PM wrote:
joachimt on Mar 3 2018, 05:46:18 AM wrote:Members who voted in both previous matches, but not in this one yet:

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I've voted.. :mw_confused: http://www.icmforum.com/single/?p=10133690&t=10415241
Where did CinemaFan vanish, Film Junkie? I suspect foul play. Joachim will get to the bottom of this.
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Armoreska on Mar 3 2018, 02:47:09 PM wrote:
Film Junkie on Mar 3 2018, 01:14:01 PM wrote:
joachimt on Mar 3 2018, 05:46:18 AM wrote:Members who voted in both previous matches, but not in this one yet:

CinemaFan
I've voted.. :mw_confused: http://www.icmforum.com/single/?p=10133690&t=10415241
Where did CinemaFan vanish, Film Junkie? I suspect foul play. Joachim will get to the bottom of this.
I knew he changed his name from CinemaFan to Film Junkie. While calculating the missing voters, I made a mistake there.

Got you vote, Junkie. :thumbsup:
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1, 25 Watts
2. Forest of the hanged
3. Time stands still
4. Splash splash love
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1. 25 Watts
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3. Splash Splash Love
4. Forest of the Hanged
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sacmersault on Mar 4 2018, 12:33:52 PM wrote:3. Splash Splash Love
4. Forest of the Hanged
What did you hate so much about Padurea?
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A little bit unexciting round again. Sorry managers. :(

1. MegĂĄll az idĂś
2. 25 Watts
3. Padurea spânzuratilor
4. Splash Splash Love

MegĂĄll az idĂś had some nice cinematic touches and i liked its unusual growing up story. 7/10
25 Watts was just an enjoyable slice of life thing. I could easily see myself hanging out with those guys back in my college days. 7/10
Padurea spânzuratilor was quality, but boy did I feel its length. A good trimming wouldn't have hurt it for me. 6.5/10
Splash Splash Love was okay. I liked the leading girl. The thing was a bit supoer cheesy, but in an endearing way. 6/10
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1. Pădurea spânzuraţilor (1964)
2. Splash Splash Love (2015)
3. Megáll az idő (1982)
4. 25 Watts (2001)

The romanian flick was the only one I liked, the others were all kind of meh.. At least Splashsplash was something different.
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Little less than 14 hours left.

Image Padurea spânzuratilor: 1.778 (80-28)
Image MegĂĄll az idĂś: 2.139 (67-41)
Image 25 Watts: 2.389 (58-50)
Image Splash Splash Love: 3.694 (11-97)
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Armoreska on Mar 4 2018, 12:36:49 PM wrote:
sacmersault on Mar 4 2018, 12:33:52 PM wrote:3. Splash Splash Love
4. Forest of the Hanged
What did you hate so much about Padurea?
It was hard work watching the movie. Not that it was horrible, but it was just overlong. Plus, I'm used to more Romanian New Wave. I have too many conflicting feelings about it. I should technically like it but I truly don't. etc, etc, etc....
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1. 25 Watts
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3. Splash Splash Love
4. Padurea spânzuratilor
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1. MegĂĄll az idĂś
2. 25 Watts
3. Splash Splash Love
4. Padurea spânzuratilor
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