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iamnotafraid 01-14-2010 02:07 AM

9

I liked it. Finally something different for a change.
Great sounding.

Dodfather 01-17-2010 04:40 PM

Just watched (500) Days Of Summer. My God, it was amazing. Just fantastic. The most interesting movie I've seen in a long time. Add to that the loooooovely Zooey Deschanel standing singing in the karaoke bar..I like! Man, if someone like that stood and sang to me....

iamnotafraid 01-20-2010 05:49 AM

Is Anybody There? starring Michael Caine. A retired
magician moves in to a nursing home makes for a depressing
movie.

jannieC 01-20-2010 06:55 AM

Saw The Lovely Bones last week-end and sobbed through the whole thing.

GODDESS6 01-20-2010 07:46 AM

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Originally Posted by jannieC (Post 866269)
Saw The Lovely Bones last week-end and sobbed through the whole thing.

i really want to see this, i sobbed reading the book~

i watched 'clockwatchers' twice:lol:~

iamnotafraid 01-21-2010 08:11 PM

Gamer
Horrible, horrible, horrible movie. I can't imagine anyone
liking this movie unless you're so totally into gaming that
you've lost sense of reality.

mylittledemon 01-21-2010 08:15 PM

I finally saw Up ... I wanted to like it more than I actually did.

Zombie 01-21-2010 08:29 PM

The Road

I was afraid to watch this movie, because Cormac McCarthy is one of my all-time favorite authors & I wasn't sure how they were going to pull this off.

I guess they did okay, considering that The Road is a rather special book, but they had to cut out a scene from the book that I think is rather pivotal and sums up what McCarthy was trying to say. Unfortunate, but understandable considering the nature of the scene. Also, they expanded the role of the Woman into a whole character almost, with the bones of a backstory, which I thought was unnecessary, but I guess Charlize Theron was bored that week or something.

I was pleased to see, however, that some of McCarthy's most beautiful lines were preserved in the film, particularly when the Man says of the Boy, "If he is not the word of god, then god never spoke."

FMlex 01-21-2010 08:39 PM

I'm taking a cinema class this semester, and yesterday (our first class) we watched Vertigo.

I forgot how much I love Alfred Hitchcock (and his MacGuffins) movies!

Although, being the mature audience that we were, in the scene where Jimmy Stewart pours a frazzled Kim Novak (who just had a terrible nightmare) a shot of brandy and says, "Here, take this. It's just like medicine." -- the entire 400+ audience busted out laughing. :laugh:

daniellaaarisen 01-21-2010 09:54 PM

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Originally Posted by FMlex (Post 866590)
I'm taking a cinema class this semester, and yesterday (our first class) we watched Vertigo.

I forgot how much I love Alfred Hitchcock (and his MacGuffins) movies!

Although, being the mature audience that we were, in the scene where Jimmy Stewart pours a frazzled Kim Novak (who just had a terrible nightmare) a shot of brandy and says, "Here, take this. It's just like medicine." -- the entire 400+ audience busted out laughing. :laugh:

I. LOVE. VERTIGO. I think its my favorite Hitchcock film and quite possibly one of my favorite movies ever.

Dodfather 01-22-2010 09:03 AM

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Originally Posted by FMlex (Post 866590)
I'm taking a cinema class this semester, and yesterday (our first class) we watched Vertigo.

I forgot how much I love Alfred Hitchcock (and his MacGuffins) movies!

Although, being the mature audience that we were, in the scene where Jimmy Stewart pours a frazzled Kim Novak (who just had a terrible nightmare) a shot of brandy and says, "Here, take this. It's just like medicine." -- the entire 400+ audience busted out laughing. :laugh:

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Originally Posted by daniellaaarisen (Post 866602)
I. LOVE. VERTIGO. I think its my favorite Hitchcock film and quite possibly one of my favorite movies ever.

I do love Vertigo. I taught on a Hitchcock course before and this was one of films that really grabbed students attention. I have to say that I prefer Rear Window though, but it's a tough choice!

FMlex 01-22-2010 09:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Dodfather (Post 866654)
I do love Vertigo. I taught on a Hitchcock course before and this was one of films that really grabbed students attention. I have to say that I prefer Rear Window though, but it's a tough choice!

Omgosh. I wanna take a Hitchcock course! That sounds awesome.
Yes, Rear Window is another great one.

I saw that North By Northwest was just released on Blu-ray in November, so I need to pick that up. I read in a technology magazine that the transfer is brilliant and one of the best!

TrueFaith77 01-22-2010 09:22 AM

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Originally Posted by daniellaaarisen (Post 866602)
I. LOVE. VERTIGO. I think its my favorite Hitchcock film and quite possibly one of my favorite movies ever.

I put it on the middle-to-lower end of Hitchcock movies . . . but all that pathology has made it very very popular with contemporary critics, thus its reputation. Compared to The Birds, Psycho, Shadow of a Doubt, Notorious, Strangers on a Train, Rear Window, North by Northwest, Marnie, somebodystopme, it's just kinda ... dull. Compared to most movies, it's a masterpiece, though.

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Originally Posted by iamnotafraid (Post 866582)
Gamer
Horrible, horrible, horrible movie. I can't imagine anyone
liking this movie unless you're so totally into gaming that
you've lost sense of reality.

Gamer was terrific. I love love love what Neveldine-Taylor are doing. Their "video game" aesthetic (see the first Crank's post-credits revelation) is actually a rather avantgarde form of satire. They are investigating what Flannery O'Connor would call our "gnostic" culture (a spirit-flesh binary/hiearchy) by emphasizing/subverting the desecration of the flesh in our violent and pornographic pop culture (which includes video games). My personal favorite moment in Gamer is when the film's young gamer returns to his virtual reality gaming room (in the future, the computer screen is displayed on all walls of the room). The room is full of im's and webcams saying: "F--- You!" I thought to myself: THAT is the internet--encapsulated in one image!!! i.e. that's vital filmmaking

GypsySorcerer 01-22-2010 09:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Zombie (Post 866587)
The Road

I was afraid to watch this movie, because Cormac McCarthy is one of my all-time favorite authors & I wasn't sure how they were going to pull this off.

I guess they did okay, considering that The Road is a rather special book, but they had to cut out a scene from the book that I think is rather pivotal and sums up what McCarthy was trying to say. Unfortunate, but understandable considering the nature of the scene. Also, they expanded the role of the Woman into a whole character almost, with the bones of a backstory, which I thought was unnecessary, but I guess Charlize Theron was bored that week or something.

I was pleased to see, however, that some of McCarthy's most beautiful lines were preserved in the film, particularly when the Man says of the Boy, "If he is not the word of god, then god never spoke."

I wanted to see this, but it's not showing in my area anymore. It was here a week. I wondered how it would transfer to film.... What scene did they cut? I think my favorite scene of the book is the one with "Ely," the old man.

Oh, and Vertigo is awesome... in my top 10 films of all time. Love Rear Window, too.

TrueFaith77 01-22-2010 10:51 AM

I know I've posted this like a gazillion times but Senses of Cinema finally posted by ten best of 2009 list, so I put up my lists of the 10 best movies of 2009, 10 best movies of the 2000s, ten best albums of 2009, ten best singles of 2009, ten best albums of the 2000s at MY BLOG.

Also you will find (preferred version at my blog) an introduction to the lists focusing on the best movie NOT released in the US this decade: Raging Sun, Raging Sky.

LukeA 01-24-2010 07:46 PM

Catching up on this thread...

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Originally Posted by iamnotafraid (Post 864082)
Adam.
An interesting movie about someone who
suffers from Asperger's syndrome. Not your
typical Hollywood romance movie.

I know the movie states he has Asperger's, but the portrayal is clearly of someone who's full blown autistic.

desertangel 01-24-2010 11:52 PM

Sadly, I've fallen behind as well, thanks to Facebook.

I watched Peyton Place the movie - it was ghastly.

I also tried to watch A Farewell to Arms. Apparently I've reached the end of my ability to tolerate watching streaming movies on my laptop because I couldn't get through it. Could have something to do with being interrupted by Facebook alerts! So I ordered a Roku which will arrive next week and I should be back to my old movie-watching self, only it will be from the comfort of my recliner and not my desk!

Meowi 01-25-2010 07:22 AM

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Originally Posted by LukeA (Post 866959)
Catching up on this thread...



I know the movie states he has Asperger's, but the portrayal is clearly of someone who's full blown autistic.

I have Aspergers! :]

LukeA 01-25-2010 06:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Meowi (Post 867017)
I have Aspergers! :]

Have you seen this movie? If so, would you say you identify with the representation of it?

iamnotafraid 01-25-2010 11:32 PM

Table For Three
Horrible!

Half-Life
Um....horrible, horrible!!!

Surveillance
Starring Julia Ormond. This
crime thriller was a dud. I fast
forwarded through the last half.
Yes, it was that bad.

iamnotafraid 01-27-2010 04:53 PM

This Is It
Hard to criticize a dress rehearsal, but with
all the praise about this movie I expected better.
No close ups of course, and no moon walk! Well,
maybe a step or two. I thought the most telling
part was when Michael made the excuse of saving
his voice at one point in the movie. One would
imagine that the excuse was for AEG the concert
promoter. If their representatives were present
(or were going to see the video) I'm sure they
would have been worried about their investment.
It does leave you wondering what might have been.

Zombie 01-27-2010 10:02 PM

Not a movie, but just finished watching season 3 of The Tudors on DVD.

Show is flagrantly historically inaccurate, but I don't care because the dude they have playing Charles Brandon is sex on a stick. Every time he walks into frame, I end up doing that slack-jawed Homer Simpson drooling thing.

Mmmm chainmail.

iamnotafraid 01-30-2010 02:40 AM

District 9
STINKS. How's that for a review?

desertangel 01-31-2010 01:32 AM

Well it's dead middle of winter and I got a Roku installed, so I've gone from 1 movie a week to like 6...

The Apartment: Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine 1960 - Really funny movie with a cute story line of a guy who "sublets" his apartment to the guys at work in a feeble attempt to get ahead. Really liked this movie.

Georgy Girl: Young Lynn Redgrave plays an "overweight" social outcast type young gal who ends up with two guys vying for her charms. A very cheeky British comedy filmed in 1966. I've always enjoyed watching this movie simply because Lynn Redgrave's outcast type of character portrayal.

Set it Off: 1996 Queen Latifah, Vivica Fox, Jada Pinkett - girl thugs get tired of corporate BS and take to robbing banks. They all end up shot dead except Jada. Kinda sad.

Vertigo: Hitchcock's 1958 with James Stewart and Kim Novak. I had a hard time getting through this one this time.. probably because I've been battling a virus and streaming is more comfortable from the couch.

A Farewell to Arms: Still sitting out there, half-viewed. Guess I'm just not that into it. :lol:

This is It: I love watching and listening to Michael. You either love it or hate it... that's all.

desertangel 01-31-2010 01:33 AM

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Originally Posted by iamnotafraid (Post 867958)
District 9
STINKS. How's that for a review?

Thanks, I won't bother with it. Good to know! That's why we do this, eh?

iamnotafraid 02-10-2010 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by desertangel (Post 868119)
Thanks, I won't bother with it. Good to know! That's why we do this, eh?

Yep, I saved you two hours of your life.

And on with the show......

Across The Hall
Another Brittany Murphy movie, it was pretty decent actually.

Two Lovers
Isn't this the movie that Joaquin Phoenix was promoting on
Letterman when he had his "fake" breakdown? I really enjoyed
this movie.

My One And Only
Though Renee Zellweger looked like she was sucking on lemons
during most of this movie, it was worth watching. George Hamilton's
childhood story....so they say.

Clark 02-11-2010 06:48 AM

Lilies of the field
 
I watched this with my eleven year old daughter who (obviously) had never seen it. What a great feel good movie - shot in two weeks with a total budget of $250,000 - it won Sidney portier his first oscar. Heart warming, funny poignant - they really don't make them like that anymore.

TrueFaith77 02-11-2010 07:10 AM

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Originally Posted by desertangel (Post 868118)
A Farewell to Arms: Still sitting out there, half-viewed. Guess I'm just not that into it. :lol:

The Gary Cooper version?! It's not Borzage's best film, but Borzage is in my top ten greatest alltime filmmakers. It's very much worth seeing. The ending! Of course, I've never seen it on TV (only on the big screen), so I don't know how well it's visual power translates to the small screen.

Anyway, it's better than the book.

OH. And check out the Diane Keaton movie Because I Said So and the way that movie utilizes that great GREAT orgasm scene from A Farewell To Arms.

Remy 02-11-2010 07:19 AM

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Oooh..that's a good one. Loooove John Cusack!!

Ha! I just recently watched Better Off Dead and Say Anything... they're great! 20 years from the original release, the're still fun and pleasure to watch.
JC is the ultimate teen heartthrob... :)
speaking of Say Anything,
a GENIUS halloween costume...

louielouie2000 02-11-2010 07:31 AM

Amelia. Awful, awful, awful. I can't believe I was actually counting down the time and rooting for her plane would go into the water. How in the hell can one of the most important, strong, independent, passionate, accomplished women of the 20th Century be portrayed as this sappy, insipid, whining, dull, victimized woman? The only truly good thing about the whole flick was the fact it was beautifully shot, and the accents were enjoyable. Photography, sets, costumes, locations, etc were phenomenal... but not enough to save this very, very poor film.

GODDESS6 02-11-2010 07:56 AM

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Originally Posted by louielouie2000 (Post 871010)
Amelia. Awful, awful, awful. I can't believe I was actually counting down the time and rooting for her plane would go into the water. How in the hell can one of the most important, strong, independent, passionate, accomplished women of the 20th Century be portrayed as this sappy, insipid, whining, dull, victimized woman? The only truly good thing about the whole flick was the fact it was beautifully shot, and the accents were enjoyable. Photography, sets, costumes, locations, etc were phenomenal... but not enough to save this very, very poor film.

awwww this is sa to hear, i was so looking forward to seeing this~

i watched 'halloween II' the rob zombie version, lotsa overkill, but it didn't make any sense~ it didn't follow the original 'halloween II', like he did w/ his first 'halloween'~

i also watched 'don't say a word', love that brittany murphy film~

GypsySorcerer 02-11-2010 08:26 AM

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Originally Posted by louielouie2000 (Post 871010)
Amelia. Awful, awful, awful. I can't believe I was actually counting down the time and rooting for her plane would go into the water. How in the hell can one of the most important, strong, independent, passionate, accomplished women of the 20th Century be portrayed as this sappy, insipid, whining, dull, victimized woman? The only truly good thing about the whole flick was the fact it was beautifully shot, and the accents were enjoyable. Photography, sets, costumes, locations, etc were phenomenal... but not enough to save this very, very poor film.

Yeah, this was pretty rotten. Like you said, the cinematography was good. I thought the film well depicted how truly dangerous flying was in those days, but other than that... blah.

Remy 02-11-2010 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by GODDESS6 (Post 864465)
nicolette sheridan is so hot in that movie~ & if i remember right, there is a stevie poster on the wall in the movie~

good memory! 0:12 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVIh3...eature=related

Fiver 02-11-2010 12:30 PM

Good eyesight too.. or I'm kinda blind.. I totally missed that. :laugh:

I watched The Thin Man and After the Thin Man.. Nick and Nora Charles FTW

greendaze5 02-12-2010 11:55 AM

Elizabeth the Golden Age - I love Cate Blanchett.

Oh, and Twilight finally - entertaining enough - but I don't get the hype.

Roland

FMlex 02-12-2010 05:22 PM

Amelie (French film) -- usually I'm close minded to reading English subtitles for over two hours (I mean it really does suck), but this movie was better than I thought it was going to be.

Now I've gotta go write a paper on it that's due in an hour... yay for procrastination!

louielouie2000 02-12-2010 06:27 PM

Phoebe In Wonderland. This one really knocked my socks off. I'm amazed it didn't win any awards, or garner better reviews. It was gorgeous to watch, takes you through about every emotion (occasionally, at the same time!), and actually educates you too. There are so many themes and messages interwoven throughout it... it was a beautiful, beautiful film.

chelluversu 02-12-2010 06:42 PM

Beauty and the Best (1948):
I love this movie but the ending totally killed it :distress:

Death Becomes Her:
I was a child when i first saw this movie and it made me fall in love with saying "Are you nuts?!" (idk why). I saw it again and i still love this movie. Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn :xoxo:

Torchwood Seasons 1 & 2:
I heard that they are planning to make an american version of this show..i really hope that they don't because this show is mine and i don't want it to be watered down at all.
Captain Jack Harkness :wavey:

iamnotafraid 02-13-2010 06:06 PM

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Originally Posted by louielouie2000 (Post 871010)
Amelia. Awful, awful, awful.

CRAP, that one's in my cart.

ICHI
This could have been so much better. If you can stand it read the subtitles,
the English overdubs are absolutely horrible and ruin the movie. Some of
it made me feel like I was watching Kung Fu theater.

Up next Terminator Salvation...

hayley 02-15-2010 10:35 PM

I'm watching Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, the Chuck Barris movie... his book is exactly the book I plan on writing about myself.


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