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Old 06-15-13, 05:51 PM
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Re: Last movie you watched

Wild Strawberries - 5/5

A medical professor reassesses his life on the way to his former university to receive an honorary degree. One of many Bergman masterpieces.
Old 06-15-13, 05:55 PM
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Michael Clayton - 3.5/5

A law firm fixer caught in the middle of a corporate multi-billion-dollar lawsuit.
Old 06-15-13, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by inri222
Wild Strawberries - 5/5

A medical professor reassesses his life on the way to his former university to receive an honorary degree. One of many Bergman masterpieces.
did you watch the DVD or the bluray?
Old 06-15-13, 07:25 PM
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Giles, as for The Grandmaster, is it a region free Blu?
Old 06-15-13, 07:37 PM
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Hard Times (1975)

One of Bronson's best, as well as Hill's. The story is so simple, and Bronson speaks very little, but it has such a captivating presence. I just love everything about it.

Duck Soup (1933)

My first foray into Marx Bros. territory. I heard this was the best. The humor worked for me - those zingers were coming so fast it can be hard to keep up with Groucho. Harpo was annoying. My dad always teases my mom by saying she sings like Margaret Dumont. I now get that reference and agree with him.

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Old 06-15-13, 07:38 PM
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Groucho's first scene in Duck Soup is one of my favorite movie moments with his rapid fire insults.
Old 06-15-13, 10:53 PM
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Re: Last movie you watched

A Good Day To Die Hard
Old 06-16-13, 01:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Giles
did you watch the DVD or the bluray?
I watched the dvd. I got it when it first came out. Third time watching it. I wish I could upgrade many of the Criterions that are now available on Blu-ray (Solaris, The Battle of Algiers, Rules of the Game, 3 Women, 8 1/2, Harakiri, etc....) but I can't afford it so I will have to hold on to the dvd's.
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Sahara that movie bombed at the box office but we saw it in the theater (apparently us and 4 other people total) and we always liked it.
Old 06-17-13, 09:32 AM
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Compliance - 4/5

Disturbing film based on actual events that occurred at a McDonald's in Kentucky. Someone claiming to be a police officer calls the manager and says that he is investigating one of her employees for theft. A good film that shows how people's blind obedience to authority can be a dangerous thing.
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Man of Steel - 3/5
Old 06-17-13, 11:40 AM
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Side Effects: 4 out of 5 - Well made "adult" thriller

Rapture-palooza: 3.5 out of 5 - I thought it was funny and enjoyable.

Warm Bodies: 2 out of 5 - Has its charms but rubbed me the wrong way
Old 06-17-13, 01:55 PM
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The Will Be Blood- Paul Thomas Anderson's epically ambitious tale about a giant oil magnate (Daniel Day Lewis). Showered in critical adulation and awards, it's easy to see why. The film tosses around many intriguing ideas-capitalism and religion bringing hucksters and con men, communication, the power of greed, etc. It' superbly shot and beautifully put together, but the central character is so repugnant, the movie's reach does exceed its grasp. It's a real shot at greatness though, and the ambition and intelligence are appreciated.

I Confess- Hitchcock yarn about a priest who refuses to reveal a murder's confession. Surprisingly talky for a Hitchcock picture, and not perhaps one of his finest or most suspenseful, but gorgeously shot, well-acted, and nice and lean.

A Knife in the Water- Roman Polanski's directorial debut, an austere, Bergmanesque piece about a couple who pick up a hitchhiker and take him with them on a boat trip, and the two men vie for the woman's sexual attention. Depending on your point of view, either nothing happens or everything, but as a beautifully shot, subtle, creeping psychological thriller with an ambiguous, arts ending, the film holds up pretty well. The film has an intriguing bit deal with the social conditions of the characters, but on the Criterion disc, Polanski says this is "bullshit," added to appease the Communist Polish censors. He amusing describes shaky-cam and Dogme, saying "I either think the cameraman has Parkinson's or is masturbating or some shit."

Man of Steel- Zach Snyder's much-hyped return of Superman to the big screen is sadly one of the most disappointing films in recent memory. Dour, joyless, dull, and no fun at all, it almost completely bungles one of pop culture's most beloved characters. Donner's films look better and better with each passing year.

Fast and Furious 6- More good-natured nonsense from Jusin Lin. Lightweight popcorn fare that isn't likely to age well, but does its job handily for the 130 minutes in the theater. Lots of things go boom with hilarious panache and gleeful disregard for any physics or logic. Lots of musclebound guys and hot girls beat each other up and make cars go really fast, causing as much destruction as possible everywhere. Still not a very good villain, but a post-credits stinger with Jason Statham indicates that the next installment might finally fulfill the quota. I'm never, ever forgiving Justin Lin for wasting the opportunity to have Gina Carano and Joe Taslim have a fight scene. I was robbed of an epic martial arts fan's dream. I wish Carano could come back for the sequel, but alas, this installment renders that impossible.

Jack Reacher- Screenwriter Chistopher McQuarrie (of many good Bryan Singer screenplays) takes another shot at directing with this pulpy Tom Cruise yarns about an ex-Army MP who get tangled in a spree killing that isn't what it appears to be. McQuarrie streamlines a bit of Lee Child's complicated plot from his novel One Shot, and as a write himself, he takes more delight in the pulpy tone and chewy dialogue and acting than the setting (changed from Indiana to Pittsburgh) or any particular visual aesthetics. A decent but unmemorable nuts-and-bolts thriller, Werner Herzog has fun as a deliciously evil villain who chewed off his own fingers in a Russian Gulag. Vat iz zis?

Parker- Taylor Hackford tries to make Donald E. Westlake's ruthlessly amoral criminal into a vehicle for Jason Statham. Westlake probably wouldn't have appreciated some of the more sentimental aspect added to the character, but the ruthless unrepentant bastard from the novels is unlikely to ever show up in mainstream Hollywood films. Statham does what he can and brings his usual tough guy charisma. Efficient and a decent way to pass a rainy afternoon, but no more than that.

Mr. Nice Guy- 90s Jackie Chan Kong-Sang American vehicle directed y the great Sammo Hung Kam-Bo. One of those internationally flavored movies, it has almost zero personality and jumbled nonsensical plot revolving around a VHS tape Macguffin, but some breathtaking set pieces, including a full-scale excavation loader destroying a real building. Chan never throws down with villain Richard Norton, almost as egregious an affront as the one above. Chan's usual charisma goes a long way in salvaging the film.

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Re: Last movie you watched

Man of Steel (2013)
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Man Of Steel
Old 06-18-13, 01:56 AM
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Man of Steel. Good sci-fi action movie, mediocre Superman film.
Old 06-18-13, 07:10 AM
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Man of Steel...i liked it a lot! Just clicked on most cylinders for me.
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Les Miserable ( it is better the 2nd time )
Old 06-18-13, 08:33 AM
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Jack Reacher - 3.5/5
Old 06-19-13, 09:46 AM
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The Great Gatsby (1974) - master class on how to adapt a novel to the screen with middling soap opera/fairy tale direction. Overall, a pretty good movie.

The Great Gatsby (2013) - master class on how not to adapt a novel to the screen with awesome eye candy direction in Act 1 only. Overall, a bloated film that botched the visual/narrative balance Baz has made a career getting right.
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World War Z 3D - 5/5 - Awesome
Old 06-19-13, 04:36 PM
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Saw Now You See Me (2013) last Friday evening.
Old 06-20-13, 04:19 AM
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Hatchet III (2013)
The Man From Nowhere (2010)
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Snitch
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Erased starring Aaron Eckhart and Olga Kurylenko off Xbox video on demand. It was alright. Kind of a poor mans Taken. Give it a C+

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