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the ice storm

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Skyfall

Fun to look at. :shrug:
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Dark Shadows

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rjprice wrote: Skyfall

Fun to look at. :shrug:


It was.

Finally saw Argo a couple weeks ago. Dunno if I posted it then.
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Django Unchained. It was entertaining, but seemed less focused than Tarantino's films usually are. Gorgeous though.
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jkahless wrote: Django Unchained. It was entertaining, but seemed less focused than Tarantino's films usually are. Gorgeous though.


i was disappointed with the absence of that standard tarantino character, the beautiful but powerful woman
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Looks like Quinton threw over Uma for Leo.
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Maybe he has weirder feet.
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Flight. Not what I expected it to be about, & better than I expected it to be.
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Pitch Perfect. Again. I love this flick! :D
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Phantoms. Not amazing. Tonight or tomorrow is Beasts of the Southern Wild, though. :)
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Moonrise Kingdom. A very sweet movie.
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Skyfall. A pretty solid bond flick.
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Just saw Skyfall myself. Loved all the stuff in Shanghai and Macau. A decent addition.
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Robert B. wrote: Moonrise Kingdom. A very sweet movie.

I thought it was ok.
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Beasts of the Southern Wild: I didn't hate it. But a little too precious for my taste.
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Skyfall

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Iron Sky. Hilarious--had me spurting my soda (aka rum). Mel Brooks wishes Space Balls has had this kind of zeitgeist--jawohl!!!
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Super 8.

Jaws meets E.T. in this cliche ridden tribute to the Spielberg flicks of 75-83 and monster movies of the 50's. Sadly, this nostalgia fest fails to live up to either. To its credit, it does a fantastic job of recreating small town America c. 1979--a year that doesn't generate a lot of nostalgia for those who lived in it. The child actors are all fine enough, and this movie could have been fun if it had played itself out as more of a spoof, but it fails in attampting to create meaningful teary eyed drama out of it's cast of lovable losers, just like Spielberg always did, but feels completely ingenuine. It made the whole movie cringe-worthy, predictable, and worst of all, dull, dull, dull. The mad magazine spoof basically writes itself in your head as you watch it. The kids' Super 8 zombie flick during the end credits was more entertaining.
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The Whistleblower. Very depressing.
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Skyfall.

They re-booted the re-boot?

Seems they've run out of ideas.
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Ribtor wrote: Skyfall.

They re-booted the re-boot?

Seems they've run out of ideas.


There's like a bazillion movies in the 007 franchise - at a certain point, you run out of ideas and you just gotta make movies that are crowdpleasers. (James Bond 007 - Ifitsbrokedontfixitnonsensename! Now with Bigger Explosions™ and new and improved Sexy People™ for your viewing pleasure! Also, we have the newest product placement from Aston Martin, and a bunch of franchise in-jokes. Coming to a theater near you every 3-5 years from now until the End Of Time™.)
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Guess they've filmed all the org stories by now.

Of course, I think they could go back and get more mileage out of those by ACTUALLY FILMING THE STORY IN THE BOOK.
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user wrote: Guess they've filmed used all the org stories titles by now.
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Well, yeah that's what I said.
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It kind of amazes me that this movie was so successful. I mean, I enjoyed it, it was definitely a more interesting script with better acting than the Pierce Brosnan films, but in the end, it's just a James Bond movie. I have never really watched them for the scripts or the acting. This is the biggest box office for any British movie ever.
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Ribtor wrote: Skyfall.

They re-booted the re-boot?

Seems they've run out of ideas.


I don't see how it was a reboot. It completes the "trilogy" from Casino Royale, which is when he first gets his 007 assignment. Skyfall leads into the Connery movies by having established "classic" M and Q, who was absent the last two movies. So it's more of a prequel.

It is kind of weird that Judy Dench successes "classic" M from the pre-Brosnan years and she plays that M's predecessor.

And I still don't see why everyone loves Skyfall. The bad guy was a rip-off Heath Ledger's Joker at worst and a repeat of Sean Bean from Goldeneye at best. The action was muddled, and Bond rips off Home Alone at the finale.
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Metacell wrote: Iron Sky. Hilarious--had me spurting my soda (aka rum). Mel Brooks wishes Space Balls has had this kind of zeitgeist--jawohl!!!


:up: for Iron Sky.
Check out it's website: http://www.ironsky.net/site/


it's on Netflix, in case anybody was wondering
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j_tso wrote:... Bond rips off Home Alone at the finale.


I loved the 'Bond alone' part. I even was hoping he shaved and applied aftershave :D
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"When Eight Bells Toll" (1971) starring Anthony Hopkins as English spy Philip Calvert, screenplay by Alistair McLean. When Connery announced that he wasn't going to do any more Bond films, this company thought they'd step up and fill the void. Unfortunately for them, this movie bombed at the box office.

I liked it. There are no bullet bending super-magnets, lasers or gadget laden spy cars here. Calvert relies on his wits and guile to get the job done, and he's never glib about it.
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True Grit (2010)
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I liked this adaption very much. The Coen Bros really do their thing with the dialog and the cast is brilliant.


Reservoir Dogs (1992)
I saw this in the theater back when it opened. This is only my second time seeing it. In the years between, I hear and see people refer to it with much more affection than I had from when I saw it. I always thought it was fairly interesting in that it could easily be a stage production, but other than that I don't much care for it.
There are movies that I think are great and that are enjoyable, there are movies that I consider genuinely bad that I enjoy, and then there are movies I consider great that I can't consider enjoyable (Like a Schindler's List type of movie). This one I just cannot see as being enjoyable at all, and isn't great or meaningful. I just don't understand the joy that some people get from this thing. There is a sickness to it that despite the decent acting and general sense of style lacks any purpose other than to be shocking.
What is interesting is that there are a lot of aspects of these two movies that are similar :mannered dialogue, brutal acts of violence--but in one I find it perfectly apt and sincere, the other just falls flat with me.
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MIB 3 again. :)
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Séamas wrote: Reservoir Dogs (1992)
I saw this in the theater back when it opened. This is only my second time seeing it. In the years between, I hear and see people refer to it with much more affection than I had from when I saw it. I always thought it was fairly interesting in that it could easily be a stage production, but other than that I don't much care for it.
There are movies that I think are great and that are enjoyable, there are movies that I consider genuinely bad that I enjoy, and then there are movies I consider great that I can't consider enjoyable (Like a Schindler's List type of movie). This one I just cannot see as being enjoyable at all, and isn't great or meaningful. I just don't understand the joy that some people get from this thing. There is a sickness to it that despite the decent acting and general sense of style lacks any purpose other than to be shocking.
What is interesting is that there are a lot of aspects of these two movies that are similar :mannered dialogue, brutal acts of violence--but in one I find it perfectly apt and sincere, the other just falls flat with me.

I agree about RD. Somewhat interesting, but not all that with me. The most memorable thing about the film for me was Steve Buscemi complaining about being named "Mr. Pink". I called him that for years whenever I couldn't remember his actual name.

It was Quentin's first movie and the first to show his unique approach to time, which I find interesting. His approach to violence, however, I don't care for and keeps me away from his movies and is the reason I don't care to watch RD ever again.
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user wrote:
It was Quentin's first movie and the first to show his unique approach to time, which I find interesting. His approach to violence, however, I don't care for and keeps me away from his movies and is the reason I don't care to watch RD ever again.


This.
I am really puzzled at how much love this one gets. He sure loves the n-word, and it's frequent use in this was interesting in light of the attention the word got in his new movie--which at least sounds like it had something to do with the story. This one, not so much.
He's a great stylist and can be a great storyteller--but this one didn't have much of a story and seemed a bit like violence porn.
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You know how the Egyptians built lopsided pyramids before they got it right ? Same thing.

Reservoir Dogs was the beta for Pulp Fiction, which is a Masterpiece.
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Argo

I remain bemused at the way the rest of the world thinks Canada and the US are two totally different countries.
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DukeofNuke wrote: Argo

I remain bemused at the way the rest of the world thinks Canada and the US are two totally different countries.


Don't be silly. Hollywood has a long and noble tradition of making films celebrating the achievements of countries and people from all over the word... and then rewriting them as Americans.
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DukeofNuke wrote: Argo

I remain bemused at the way the rest of the world thinks Canada and the US are two totally different countries.


Don't be silly. Hollywood has a long and noble tradition of making films celebrating the achievements of countries and people from all over the word... and then rewriting them as Americans.

So you're saying that Tony Mendez was a Canadian intelligence agent?
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It's just a board with a little water, eh?
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