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DukeofNuke wrote:
The heat wave was the excuse for everyone to have their windows and drapes open, which allowed Stewart to spy on them. Once that was established, it was no longer necessary.



Exactly.

I just thought that the heat would be used throughout as psychological and dramatic element. Especially with a director so famed for psychological and dramatic elements.


I'll say that I enjoyed it, but this is a movie that has a tremendously huge reputation--so I fully admit that I had high expectations (which I think were reasonably justified).
I am also fairly familiar with older movies and I take the production year into consideration.
And it is in that respect I thought it to be a little light. It was reasonably entertaining, but not much of a suspenseful thriller.
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Rocky I, II, III, and IV. III and IV were very good.


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Warin wrote:
Macskeeball wrote:
Rocky I, II, III, and IV. III and IV were very good.


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Yeah, you should get it from the pinball machine instead.

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Macskeeball wrote:
Warin wrote:
Macskeeball wrote:
Rocky I, II, III, and IV. III and IV were very good.


The bolded bit shows why no one should ever, ever, ever take movie advice from Skeeball.

Yeah, you should get it from the pinball machine instead.


Whatever, go see Rocky V and VI
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fiddlesticks that, the one where Rocky fights the shark from Jaws is the best one ever.
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That's.... not a pinball machine...
I watched Disturbia one night and immediately watched Rear Window afterwards. Hitchcock's version was far superior IMO.

Last movie I watched was The 6th Day. I thought it was a decent Arnie flick. Can't believe they're remaking Total Recall.
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Macskeeball wrote:
Rocky I, II, III, and IV. III and IV were very good.


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I prefer not to take any advice from Skee, it'll be wrong but at the very least it'll be detailed like a Mandelbrot fractal in its epic failure.
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dv wrote:
That's.... not a pinball machine...

Didn't say it was. Reading comprehension FTW!
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justine wrote:
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Rear Window.

Perhaps it is the huge amount of critical acclaim this film always gets that made it a let-down for me.
It's a cool story and all, the pacing is a bit slow, but not unusually show for movies of that time.
It can be pretty corny though, and I just don't get much chemistry between Grace Kelly and Jimmy Stewart. I like Stewart enough, but I just didn't see him as very believable as the "adventuring photojournalist" at all.
Grace Kelly was somewhat believable as the high-society lady, but almost as if she was to be in a different movie. She is likable and somewhat magnetic, tremendously poised.

Loved Thelma Ritter, she was excellent and had the best lines. Humorous without being the typical comedy relief of the movies of that time.

I'd say that most of the characters in the movie had a cartoon-like, one dimensional quality.

It was my fourth Hitchcock movie in about three weeks and I must say that out of any film craft, the one style/genre that really doesn't "stay fresh" over time is suspense.
The "master of suspense" just didn't touch my nerve at all, and I though the resolves at the end to be a let-down.


Agree with everything.

Kelly is nice to watch but Stewart was just coasting through it. People involved in that film have done better work. I liked the little dramas going on across the way with one being notably poignant.



It seemed like Hitchcock phoned it in a bit as well.

I mean, they establish that there is a heatwave in the first scene.
But other than a single mention after the rain, there is no real hint that it is hot out at all in the movie (only at the end are we told that the heatwave has just passed.)

Everyone seems pretty comfortable, fully dressed (except Stewart, I suppose) there aren't fans running,etc. Stewart is sweating in the first scene, but after that, not at all.
Hell, in one part Grace Kelly is warming up some brandy.

You think a director would sink his teeth in the heatwave imagery*--especially in a suspense driven film.




Rear Window is still my favorite Hitchcock flicks. If you want to enjoy them, you can't pick out all the little missing details and inconsistencies. It's Hitchcock and it was the 50's.


Hitchcock was a detail oriented auteur. He should have been paying attention to those details and inconsistencies.
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Yeah, I was also disappointed in Rear Window, especially given its popularity. I liked "Rope" better and that got pretty negative reviews.
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Geesie wrote:
Yeah, I was also disappointed in Rear Window, especially given its popularity. I liked "Rope" better and that got pretty negative reviews.


Devious gays! :paranoid:


(I liked it.)
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Rocky V. Didn't know it existed until uki posted about it. I definitely didn't like it nearly as much as the other Rocky movies.
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macuser wrote:
Can't believe they're remaking Total Recall.

There were THREE tits!
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Ice Age 2: The Meltdown. Ok, not great. 3/5
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Just finished watching Bridesmaids. Again.
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I need to watch Bridesmaids again, I guess. It actually put me to sleep the first time, which almost never happens (though in truth I was probably a little intoxicated).
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bratboy wrote:
I need to watch Bridesmaids again, I guess. It actually put me to sleep the first time, which almost never happens (though in truth I was probably a little intoxicated).

I think it's a funny flick.
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I just finished watching 50/50. It was ok.
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Mission Impossible 4 - Ghost Protocol

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ukimalefu wrote:
Mission Impossible 4 - Ghost Protocol

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I have to see that. I think Brad Bird is a brilliant director!
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Just watched The Plague Dogs

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ukimalefu wrote:
Mission Impossible 4 - Ghost Protocol

:up:

I am watching it but I don't like that at the beginning the guy who get wacked has a retinal hud that put name on people face but when a stick fiddling assasin is out to get him instead of having assassin in the hud he has to look up on his iphone :der:

Also the secretary of state in an unarmored car with no escort ? Double :der:
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Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, a deep, literate, existential examination of the communications gap between hillbillies and grad school uncouth individuals. If you've ever hankered to see a jock dive face-first into a wood-chipper, this is the movie to see. Plus, it's Canadian. **** (4 stars)
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I'm going to be watching Tooth Fairy 2 with my oldest granddaughter.
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Mission impossible: ghost protocol. Funish, won't watch again.
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justine wrote:
I'm going to be watching Tooth Fairy 2 with my oldest granddaughter.

They made a second one?! :eek:
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Pithecanthropus wrote:
justine wrote:
I'm going to be watching Tooth Fairy 2 with my oldest granddaughter.

They made a second one?! :eek:

I can't believe i sat thru this one. It stars Larry The Cable Guy, and i like him, but this flick was not good at all.
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Poor Larry.
He just can't seem to find a movie that will catapult his career to the next level.
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And I really hope he never does.
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How about The Cable Guy VS. Larry The Cable Guy: The Cable Guy II
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Cars 2

Adventures of Power, a comedy about a guy named Power who competes in an air drumming contest. I was looking for movies about drummers and it was the only one available on streaming. Looks like I'll have to go with DVDs for better drummer movies. Anyone know of any? Fiction, non-fiction, doesn't matter.
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Macskeeball wrote:
Cars 2

Adventures of Power, a comedy about a guy named Power who competes in an air drumming contest. I was looking for movies about drummers and it was the only one available on streaming. Looks like I'll have to go with DVDs for better drummer movies. Anyone know of any? Fiction, non-fiction, doesn't matter.

Drumline?
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"The Buddy Rich Story" ?

(I don't even know if that really is a movie)
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DukeofNuke wrote:
Poor Larry.
He just can't seem to find a movie that will catapult his career to the next level.

Now he's selling BBQ sauce: Lord I Apologize.
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Watched Logan's Run last night. My crystal is blacker than black.
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Pithecanthropus wrote:
Watched Logan's Run last night. My crystal is blacker than black.

I caught a bit of that, too. Didn't watch too much because I have the DVD.
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The Lucky One. (met my yearly quota on Chick Flicks with the Mrs.) It was as I expected. Guys it's tolerable to take your SO to.

Sinners & Saints. Pretty good for having a bunch of unknowns in it.

The Darkest Hour. Shake cam kept to a minimum! Not bad, thought it would've been scarier or more intense.

Immortals. Um... Still not sure what the hell happened in that movie.
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