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Brick Top
02-03-2013, 11:00 PM
Norwegian movie "Headhunters"

Mr. Oracle
02-04-2013, 03:37 AM
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I am a film buff and love all the genres: silent, film-noir, modern. Would luv to read your review. I'm a huge QT fan !

Mr. Oracle
02-04-2013, 03:42 AM
Norwegian movie "Headhunters"

Haven't seen that one but I've seen the Norwegian film "Trollhunter" lol which was awesome. Great tight lipped, tongue-in-cheek, british style humour. Very witty.

How did you like Headhunters?

some of you guys need to expand a little more :yeah:

Naudio Spanlatine
02-04-2013, 04:02 AM
Girl, interrupted
Gia :sad:
Angels in America
Black Swan :worship:
Savages :worship:

Punky
02-04-2013, 04:32 AM
Gia is such a sad story, I couldn't stop crying and then the movie ended and I cried even more!!

Mr. Oracle
02-06-2013, 12:02 AM
There are a few movies which I watch at a particular time of year. One I never get tired of is the brilliant classic: Groundhog day. No matter how monotonous you feel your life is, this one will make you realize that it's YOU that's in control. If you want happiness on tap, watch this. A light bulb will go on in your head and you'll wonder how you could have been a dummy for so long ! Bill Murray steals the show! You'll feel ambivalent about this movie. For instance, you'll laugh like a crazy person so make sure no one is sleeping! At some points you may even want to sob like a teenage girl at a Justin Beiber concert so have some hankies handy or at least a clean sleeve. Enjoy with some popcorn and someone who is cuddly but the latter is not essential for good viewing.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ej71A_jDJ2U/TyxdF_jaXgI/AAAAAAAACLA/YhttYjfe1Mk/s1600/groundhog-day-movie-bill-murray-driving.jpg

Mr. Oracle
02-06-2013, 12:10 AM
Gia is such a sad story, I couldn't stop crying and then the movie ended and I cried even more!!

You're funny punky. That movie was very sad for sure. I felt like that after watching the champ with ricky schroeder and jon voight

http://www.tribute.ca/news/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/the_champ.jpg

wenty
02-06-2013, 12:58 AM
Jack Reacher

Brick Top
02-07-2013, 10:06 PM
Haven't seen that one but I've seen the Norwegian film "Trollhunter" lol which was awesome. Great tight lipped, tongue-in-cheek, british style humour. Very witty.

How did you like Headhunters?

some of you guys need to expand a little more :yeah:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwmg9m5qDv0

This is must see mate, a good intense thriller as it should be.:)

Punky
02-10-2013, 04:22 AM
You're funny punky. That movie was very sad for sure. I felt like that after watching the champ with ricky schroeder and jon voight

http://www.tribute.ca/news/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/the_champ.jpg

U should call me amber, we are friends.


I also saw the movie with Ricky Schroeder, what the hell was that???? I wanted to kiss and hug him and tell everything will be ok buy I was in shock, I really really hate when they kill the hero in the end, it ruins my day!!!!!

Ben.
02-10-2013, 02:32 PM
Anatomy of a Murder
Carrie
Hoosiers

Naudio Spanlatine
02-11-2013, 10:30 AM
I just saw two versions of "the girl with the dragon tattoo"
One swedish version the other one with david b. as the director.

Ben.
02-11-2013, 12:31 PM
I just saw two versions of "the girl with the dragon tattoo"
One swedish version the other one with david b. as the director.

That would be an 'F' for 'Fincher' ;)

Orka_n
02-11-2013, 04:50 PM
Django unchained. Good stuff.

Naudio Spanlatine
02-11-2013, 04:59 PM
That would be an 'F' for 'Fincher' ;)

I knew i butchered his name. :o
Thanks sweetie. :hug:

Trollicki
02-11-2013, 05:00 PM
Django Unchained as well. Vintage Tarantino, lots of violence and gore as is to be expected. Liked the soundtrack in that it switched from typical western music to hip hop and back a couple of times. Gonna watch Zero Dark Thirty in about 2 hours :dance:

BauerAlmeida
02-11-2013, 05:38 PM
"Seeking Justice"

Great thriller. (With Nicolas Cage, Guy Pearce and January Jones)

Fed_Ds
02-12-2013, 04:10 AM
Warm Bodies. I loved it :D

Naudio Spanlatine
02-13-2013, 03:55 AM
Django Unchained as well. Vintage Tarantino, lots of violence and gore as is to be expected. Liked the soundtrack in that it switched from typical western music to hip hop and back a couple of times. Gonna watch Zero Dark Thirty in about 2 hours :dance:

I saw Django yesterday. It was amazing. :drool:

Punky
02-13-2013, 03:57 AM
I saw silver lining last night and loved it, I always love it when the girl gets the boy in the end ;)

Mae
02-13-2013, 03:15 PM
My Girl 2

Trollicki
02-13-2013, 03:50 PM
I saw Django yesterday. It was amazing. :drool:

Indeed. If yopu haven´t seen Zero Dark Thirty, go watch that one, great movie as well :)

Ben.
02-13-2013, 06:59 PM
Alphaville
The Spirit of the Beehive
Solaris
D.O.A.
Pickup on South Street
Sweet Smell of Success

rosespower
02-14-2013, 10:01 PM
die hard 5- packed with action but really flawed. I enjoyed to watch hottie Jai Courtney though.

Mr. Oracle
02-14-2013, 11:20 PM
I just saw two versions of "the girl with the dragon tattoo"
One swedish version the other one with david b. as the director.

Do you agree that the original swedish version absolutely mops the floor with the hollywood remake? I do. Our audiences here in north america are not very sophisticated, so we get a lot of hackneyed and derivative drivel over and over again. Bubba does not like to read subtitles here so we need to do a remake and put a "star" like james bond in it to make it more appealing. Heeeeee Haaaaaaaw !!!

Mr. Oracle
02-14-2013, 11:28 PM
Just got around to seeing Skyfall. Can't believe they killed off that beautiful bond girl half way thru the movie (they're so stupid). It was down hill from there. I think some of the most beautiful and exotic people are from mixed parents. Have a look at Bérénice Marlohe, the product of a chinese father and french mother. Ach mein Gott!!

Here in Canada, we're blessed with having the beautiful Métis people around, the products of First Nations "Indians" and Europeans. Mon Dieu! :worship:




the girl next door!
http://media.mademan.com/chickipedia/uploaded_photos/0/0d/berenice-marlohe-posing-hot-red-dress-189337_thumb_585x795.jpeg

Every man secretly desires an amazon!
http://thatcoolkid.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Berenice-Marlohe-21.jpg

Would gladly be a fool taking her to expensive restaurants and handing over my paycheck to her !
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-61mmUf2Hyec/UPk9bjTdkOI/AAAAAAAABR0/MXP48FPSaAs/s1600/600full-berenice-marlohe.jpg

The first face you see in the morning when you wake up. Honey I missed you so much since last night !
http://img.all-celebrity-photos.com/photos/berenice-marlohe/Berenice-Marlohe-22.jpg

Honey, how do you like my look? Was thinking about you all day. Dinner is ready.
http://famous-wallpapers.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Berenice-Marlohe7.jpg

Naudio Spanlatine
02-15-2013, 04:58 AM
Do you agree that the original swedish version absolutely mops the floor with the hollywood remake? I do. Our audiences here in north america are not very sophisticated, so we get a lot of hackneyed and derivative drivel over and over again. Bubba does not like to read subtitles here so we need to do a remake and put a "star" like james bond in it to make it more appealing. Heeeeee Haaaaaaaw !!!

I do agree that the swedish version is way better, the hollywood remake didnt make any sense to me at all especially the ending.

Jverweij
02-15-2013, 01:52 PM
the Master, by the great P.T. Anderson, starring the great Philip Seymour Hoffman, the almost as great Joaquin Phoenix, and the seriously talented Amy Adams.

Movie was horrible. No sense of direction and really no way of identifying with any of the characters. It just went on and on...about nothing.

Jverweij
02-15-2013, 01:53 PM
Django unchained. Good stuff.

this one was outstanding :)

Mr. Oracle
02-16-2013, 12:27 AM
the Master, by the great P.T. Anderson, starring the great Philip Seymour Hoffman, the almost as great Joaquin Phoenix, and the seriously talented Amy Adams.

Movie was horrible. No sense of direction and really no way of identifying with any of the characters. It just went on and on...about nothing.

Now that was a useful review!:yeah:

You told us some important info: if you like it or not, and WHY?

Are you guys seeing this? Take the time folks and use the noodles between your ears, that's why they're there!

Quality vs quantity. Don't be a 10,000+ hit-and-run posts fool. :dog:

Sophitia36
02-16-2013, 08:24 AM
-Django Unchained.
I loved it.
I had heard a lot of controversial comments about it, and its treatment of slavery... Well, I think it is a great movie, and actually far more complex and interesting in the way they deal with racism and slavery, than most of the tear-jerkers or "politically correct" movies. Moreover, it does not disrespect the tragedy of slavery, far from it, there are several scenes that are truly heart-wrenching to watch. What he does is empower some of the victims, when most movies seem to be content enough to describe them as martyrs and nothing else.
Sure, it is always a little shocking to see comedy applied to such a serious topic. But I also find it delightfully subversive, and I think that in reality, it is a very valuable contribution to films about slavery. You don't necessarily have to be historically accurate or realistic in your depiction of an era to make a point.
The script is really great, some parts are extremely funny (I won't tell you which ones because that would spoil it), and the actors are amazing (Fox, Waltz, Di Caprio, all of them).
In short, I loved it, so did all of my friends.

Punky
02-16-2013, 08:51 AM
silver lining

i love the cast, each and every one of them, it was funny, sweet, new and the girl got the boy in the end - i couldnt ask for more

Sophitia36
02-16-2013, 08:53 AM
Les Miserables:
I hated it.
Now, in France, the musical is not very famous at all. I knew about it mostly because I spend a lot of time with English-speaking people, and also because I happened to have one of the rare French versions of it (my father was singing "Bring Him Home" in French for an audition).
To be honest, I had already been intensely annoyed by the hype around this movie and its Oscar campaigning. I don't have anything against method acting per se (Daniel Day-Lewis is my favourite actor), but I do have something against this ridiculous trend of bragging about how actors did things "for real". Guys, don't you understand that movies and movie-acting are all about pretending? A great actor is not the one that does things "for real", it's the one who is really good at pretending! So I don't give a damn that Anne Hathaway starved herself and cut her hair for real (the same hype was there with Natalie Portman's performance in Black Swan). The only thing I'm interested in is the end result.

I know that when you adapt a musical, you have to make choices. The greatest musicals made choices, actually, West Side Story, which is my favourite musical of all time, did make quite substantial changes to the original material, and I think they were right to do what they did.
Now, in my opinion, Les Miserables, on the contrary, made all the wrong choices.
First, the most stupid idea of all is probably this decision to ask the actors to sing the songs themselves. If I felt like being nasty, I could say that this is to be expected from a movie which seems to be no more than a giant vehicle for actors to get Oscar nods. But let's stick to the film.
There's no way around it, a musical with a score like Les Miserables needs exceptional singers. It's not like Sweeney Todd or that kind of more "theatrical" musicals where acting sometimes prevails over singing. Les Miserables has a gorgeous, lyrical, and extremely powerful score. These songs need to soar, they can move the audience by their sheer quality and power. But Hooper chose not to trust the score, and rely on overacting and so-called "authenticity" instead.
In Tom Hooper's films, the actors may have "good" voices, all of them, but none of them are exceptional singers. Nowadays, with the religion of "authenticity", people refuse to dub the actors. But all the greatest musicals (West Side Story, My Fair Lady...) resorted to dubbing the singing, because they knew that the music had to be perfect. Natalie Wood was sad, she was hoping to sing herself and had recorded the songs. I heard the original recordings, and they were alright. But they were not great, and therefore, the director just explained to her that they would resort to dubbing. Thank God he did, because it is Marni Nixon's voice which takes those songs to the level that fits a legendary musical.

The second mistake was forcing the actors to record the songs on the set. Their singing was already not good enough, and by adding this further constraint, he made it even worse. And he apparently instructed them not to sing for real, but to whisper, sob and gasp through the songs.

The third mistake was not having any "unsung" dialogue. Seriously, why do they do that? Do we need people singing CONSTANTLY? Are these "songs" really worth being heard? By the 2nd hour I was interiorly begging was a few lines of simple, spoken dialogue... Again, if you look at the classics, they don't usually resort to constant singing. They know how to bring out the songs by NOT singing all the time, and using pace and dramatic tension to get in and out of songs.

Then, I just hated the way Hooper filmed the entire thing. Close-ups, close-ups, close-ups of the actors sobbing and contorting their faces, until you're sick of them, and the few shots that are not close-ups are super-giant wide shots. There was only one shot that I really liked, and I cannot really talk about it because of spoilers (it involved a red flag ^^)

Finally, I felt the movie was so bloated, so laboured, so tedious, that I could never really take it seriously. I did hear people cry at the end, but I also heard people laugh at the actors' overacting, and several actually left during the film. I was moved only a few times, and very briefly (the beginning of the rebellion, the "medal" scene, the end of the rebellion, and just a little during the great finale... but this one moves me a thousand times more when I listen to the song on my MP3 player).

Just to be fair and show that I did like a couple of things, though... I thought the young members of the cast were good. I especially liked Eddie Redmayne, who has the best singing voice by far. He was the only one who did not make me cringe during his songs. Eponine was very good, too, although her best song is - still in my opinion - massacred by the director's way of filming. The other guys playing the revolutionaries were also pretty convincing. I liked the rendition of "Red the blood of angry men", although I was bitterly disappointed by "Do you hear the people sing".

Well, that's it. Sorry for being so negative, but to me, this is a huge disappointment. I feel the musical could have made a wonderful movie, and instead, the choices made by the director, and that goddamn religion of "authenticity" ruined it all for me. Musicals are not made to be "authentic". For that matter, films in general are not necessarily supposed to be authentic.

Ben.
02-17-2013, 08:21 PM
Woman on the Run
In the Line of Fire
M
Fallen Angel
Red River
Where the Sidewalk Ends

Tag
02-18-2013, 01:22 AM
django unchained

great movie, its bloody long though

still, 3 hours of good

unlike les mis, which was 3 hours of shit

Gillouthe best
02-18-2013, 05:47 AM
Good Fellas & Django. Loved them :)


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Mr. Oracle
02-19-2013, 12:56 AM
Les Miserables:
I hated it.
Now, in France, the musical is not very famous at all. I knew about it mostly because I spend a lot of time with English-speaking people, and also because I happened to have one of the rare French versions of it (my father was singing "Bring Him Home" in French for an audition).
To be honest, I had already been intensely annoyed by the hype around this movie and its Oscar campaigning. I don't have anything against method acting per se (Daniel Day-Lewis is my favourite actor), but I do have something against this ridiculous trend of bragging about how actors did things "for real". Guys, don't you understand that movies and movie-acting are all about pretending? A great actor is not the one that does things "for real", it's the one who is really good at pretending! So I don't give a damn that Anne Hathaway starved herself and cut her hair for real (the same hype was there with Natalie Portman's performance in Black Swan). The only thing I'm interested in is the end result.

I know that when you adapt a musical, you have to make choices. The greatest musicals made choices, actually, West Side Story, which is my favourite musical of all time, did make quite substantial changes to the original material, and I think they were right to do what they did.
Now, in my opinion, Les Miserables, on the contrary, made all the wrong choices.
First, the most stupid idea of all is probably this decision to ask the actors to sing the songs themselves. If I felt like being nasty, I could say that this is to be expected from a movie which seems to be no more than a giant vehicle for actors to get Oscar nods. But let's stick to the film.
There's no way around it, a musical with a score like Les Miserables needs exceptional singers. It's not like Sweeney Todd or that kind of more "theatrical" musicals where acting sometimes prevails over singing. Les Miserables has a gorgeous, lyrical, and extremely powerful score. These songs need to soar, they can move the audience by their sheer quality and power. But Hooper chose not to trust the score, and rely on overacting and so-called "authenticity" instead.
In Tom Hooper's films, the actors may have "good" voices, all of them, but none of them are exceptional singers. Nowadays, with the religion of "authenticity", people refuse to dub the actors. But all the greatest musicals (West Side Story, My Fair Lady...) resorted to dubbing the singing, because they knew that the music had to be perfect. Natalie Wood was sad, she was hoping to sing herself and had recorded the songs. I heard the original recordings, and they were alright. But they were not great, and therefore, the director just explained to her that they would resort to dubbing. Thank God he did, because it is Marni Nixon's voice which takes those songs to the level that fits a legendary musical.

The second mistake was forcing the actors to record the songs on the set. Their singing was already not good enough, and by adding this further constraint, he made it even worse. And he apparently instructed them not to sing for real, but to whisper, sob and gasp through the songs.

The third mistake was not having any "unsung" dialogue. Seriously, why do they do that? Do we need people singing CONSTANTLY? Are these "songs" really worth being heard? By the 2nd hour I was interiorly begging was a few lines of simple, spoken dialogue... Again, if you look at the classics, they don't usually resort to constant singing. They know how to bring out the songs by NOT singing all the time, and using pace and dramatic tension to get in and out of songs.

Then, I just hated the way Hooper filmed the entire thing. Close-ups, close-ups, close-ups of the actors sobbing and contorting their faces, until you're sick of them, and the few shots that are not close-ups are super-giant wide shots. There was only one shot that I really liked, and I cannot really talk about it because of spoilers (it involved a red flag ^^)

Finally, I felt the movie was so bloated, so laboured, so tedious, that I could never really take it seriously. I did hear people cry at the end, but I also heard people laugh at the actors' overacting, and several actually left during the film. I was moved only a few times, and very briefly (the beginning of the rebellion, the "medal" scene, the end of the rebellion, and just a little during the great finale... but this one moves me a thousand times more when I listen to the song on my MP3 player).

Just to be fair and show that I did like a couple of things, though... I thought the young members of the cast were good. I especially liked Eddie Redmayne, who has the best singing voice by far. He was the only one who did not make me cringe during his songs. Eponine was very good, too, although her best song is - still in my opinion - massacred by the director's way of filming. The other guys playing the revolutionaries were also pretty convincing. I liked the rendition of "Red the blood of angry men", although I was bitterly disappointed by "Do you hear the people sing".

Well, that's it. Sorry for being so negative, but to me, this is a huge disappointment. I feel the musical could have made a wonderful movie, and instead, the choices made by the director, and that goddamn religion of "authenticity" ruined it all for me. Musicals are not made to be "authentic". For that matter, films in general are not necessarily supposed to be authentic.

Breathtaking review. No need for me to read the Ebert review now. :yeah:

"First, the most stupid idea of all is probably this decision to ask the actors to sing the songs themselves."

I agree. My favourite musical is My Fair Lady and I think it strikes a perfect balance. They made the decision to use another singer in place of Audrey Hephurn for key songs (oh wouldn't it be loverly!)

"The third mistake was not having any "unsung" dialogue."

Oh wow really? I had a hard time getting through the stage production version for this reason, when I tried to view it on dvd.

Mr. Oracle
02-19-2013, 01:08 AM
-Django Unchained.
I loved it.
I had heard a lot of controversial comments about it, and its treatment of slavery... Well, I think it is a great movie, and actually far more complex and interesting in the way they deal with racism and slavery, than most of the tear-jerkers or "politically correct" movies. Moreover, it does not disrespect the tragedy of slavery, far from it, there are several scenes that are truly heart-wrenching to watch. What he does is empower some of the victims, when most movies seem to be content enough to describe them as martyrs and nothing else.
Sure, it is always a little shocking to see comedy applied to such a serious topic. But I also find it delightfully subversive, and I think that in reality, it is a very valuable contribution to films about slavery. You don't necessarily have to be historically accurate or realistic in your depiction of an era to make a point.
The script is really great, some parts are extremely funny (I won't tell you which ones because that would spoil it), and the actors are amazing (Fox, Waltz, Di Caprio, all of them).
In short, I loved it, so did all of my friends.

there are several scenes that are truly heart-wrenching to watch. What he does is empower some of the victims, when most movies seem to be content enough to describe them as martyrs and nothing else.

Q.T has a keen eye for understanding what most of us are like when the chips are down. The fact that we get catharsis from revelling in the rampages of his anti-heroes, says a lot about how we view revenge. Perhaps it's not the moral ideal, but it's a reality nonetheless.

Sure, it is always a little shocking to see comedy applied to such a serious topic.

Perhaps you've seen Death Proof? Amazing.

Can't believe I haven't seen Django yet considering I luv Q.T. Not enough hours in the day!

Very intelligent reviews Sophitia but who am I to say? :) :bowdown:

Mr. Oracle
02-19-2013, 01:36 AM
No one's seen Anna Karenina yet? Can't believe how many blockbusters I've missed. Since I added a projector based home cinema, I find little incentive going to the movies and listening to people cough and seeing the glow of fools texting everywhere.

Crystalised.
02-19-2013, 09:05 AM
No one's seen Anna Karenina yet? Can't believe how many blockbusters I've missed. Since I added a projector based home cinema, I find little incentive going to the movies and listening to people cough and seeing the glow of fools texting everywhere.

I've seen it. Can't say I really liked it, I'd give it 5-6/10 or something like that.
Not a fan of how it was all around a theater stage.

Mae
02-19-2013, 11:06 PM
Under Siege: Part II

Ben.
02-21-2013, 07:09 PM
Warlock
The Dark Corner
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
The Tree of Wooden Clogs
Starship Troopers

Sophitia36
02-21-2013, 09:01 PM
Breathtaking review. No need for me to read the Ebert review now. :yeah:
Thank you :lol: Maybe one day, if I'm really desperate, I can recycle myself as a movie reviewer. I don't really think so, though. I really enjoy reading really good movie reviews, I think some of the reviewers are truly great writers. I especially love it when I feel bad after hating a movie that everyone else loved (it happens to me quite often), and when I find a review that expresses perfectly what I felt during the film and explains why I didn't like it. I know it's a bit silly but for some reason I have this need to understand WHY I do or do not like something. There is almost always a reason, but it sometimes takes a great reviewer to make you put your finger on it.


"First, the most stupid idea of all is probably this decision to ask the actors to sing the songs themselves."

I agree. My favourite musical is My Fair Lady and I think it strikes a perfect balance. They made the decision to use another singer in place of Audrey Hephurn for key songs (oh wouldn't it be loverly!)

I know! It's Marni Nixon I believe, the same woman who dubbed Natalie Wood in West Side Story. And these are two of the best musicals of all time, so who's complaining that they dubbed the singers? Not me, at any rate :D

"The third mistake was not having any "unsung" dialogue."

Oh wow really? I had a hard time getting through the stage production version for this reason, when I tried to view it on dvd.

I hate this too. I think it would probably irritate me even if I saw the stage version, but in a film, it's a thousand times worse. And I mean, the type of music you hear in those "sung dialogues" is far from essential, it's not good music anyway. You can always feel when the "real" song is coming, so why not cut the lousy bits of music and replace it with spoken lines, in order to highlight the songs better? Maybe they feared the reaction of the fans.


No one's seen Anna Karenina yet? Can't believe how many blockbusters I've missed. Since I added a projector based home cinema, I find little incentive going to the movies and listening to people cough and seeing the glow of fools texting everywhere.
I haven't seen it, but I wanted to, as well... So many blockbusters at the moment indeed!

Sophitia36
02-21-2013, 09:11 PM
Lincoln:

I am a great Daniel Day-Lewis fan, so this one was a must-see. To be honest, I am getting a bit tired of biopics and of how much critical acclaim the performances of actors in biopic are systematically given. I'm not sure it's necessarily a "superior" type of performance for an actor. And I was a bit afraid Daniel would go a little "Bill the Butcher" or "Daniel Plainview"-like on Lincoln (ie start overacting and making him cartoonish).

Some people had also told me that it was terribly boring. But as a fan of Wong Kar Wai-like Asian cinema, I really doubted that a Spielberg movie would put me to sleep :D

Well, in the end, it was more or less what I expected. I think it is a good movie, although it is very academic and there isn't anything new in the way it's made. It's a bit more like an educational movie.
One important thing: I am quite convinced that you WILL find it very boring if you have no knowledge of this period of American history, or if you have no interest in politics.
I wasn't bored for a minute, just a little bit lost at one point when they discussed complex matters of political procedures (the subtitles didn't help). But I have studied the issue of slavery and emancipation quite in detail during my studies, and I still remember a number of things, otherwise I might have found it really tedious.
Just to make things clear: the movie is really entirely about the passing of the amendment to abolish slavery. Lincoln needs some votes from Democrats, and the movie shows how he tries to get them, and then, how the vote goes. It doesn't talk about much else.
Like most Spielberg movies, it has a tendency to go a bit overboard with emotional scenes that feel a bit contrived (sometimes, it worked quite well, at least on me ^^).

My fears about Daniel Day-Lewis were unjustified, I thought he was perfect. I should have known better, actually, because most of the time, he is perfect :D He only overacts when the character asks for it (ie Bill the Butcher, etc). I was afraid it would distract me to hear him speak in such a different voice, but actually, he makes it seem so incredibly natural, after a while I didn't mind.

I don't think it deserves to get the Best Film Oscar, I would prefer Django to have it by far, but still, I would recommend it, provided that you're OK about hearing a lot of conversations revolving around the politics of the Civil War era.

Mr. Oracle
02-22-2013, 01:11 AM
Lincoln:

I am a great Daniel Day-Lewis fan, so this one was a must-see. To be honest, I am getting a bit tired of biopics and of how much critical acclaim the performances of actors in biopic are systematically given. I'm not sure it's necessarily a "superior" type of performance for an actor. And I was a bit afraid Daniel would go a little "Bill the Butcher" or "Daniel Plainview"-like on Lincoln (ie start overacting and making him cartoonish).

Some people had also told me that it was terribly boring. But as a fan of Wong Kar Wai-like Asian cinema, I really doubted that a Spielberg movie would put me to sleep :D

Well, in the end, it was more or less what I expected. I think it is a good movie, although it is very academic and there isn't anything new in the way it's made. It's a bit more like an educational movie.
One important thing: I am quite convinced that you WILL find it very boring if you have no knowledge of this period of American history, or if you have no interest in politics.
I wasn't bored for a minute, just a little bit lost at one point when they discussed complex matters of political procedures (the subtitles didn't help). But I have studied the issue of slavery and emancipation quite in detail during my studies, and I still remember a number of things, otherwise I might have found it really tedious.
Just to make things clear: the movie is really entirely about the passing of the amendment to abolish slavery. Lincoln needs some votes from Democrats, and the movie shows how he tries to get them, and then, how the vote goes. It doesn't talk about much else.
Like most Spielberg movies, it has a tendency to go a bit overboard with emotional scenes that feel a bit contrived (sometimes, it worked quite well, at least on me ^^).

My fears about Daniel Day-Lewis were unjustified, I thought he was perfect. I should have known better, actually, because most of the time, he is perfect :D He only overacts when the character asks for it (ie Bill the Butcher, etc). I was afraid it would distract me to hear him speak in such a different voice, but actually, he makes it seem so incredibly natural, after a while I didn't mind.

I don't think it deserves to get the Best Film Oscar, I would prefer Django to have it by far, but still, I would recommend it, provided that you're OK about hearing a lot of conversations revolving around the politics of the Civil War era.

haha. I would forgive DDL if he just decided to copy and paste bill the butcher or daniel plainview into the lincoln movie. that's how much I enjoy those two performances. seen "there will be blood" so many times it's bordering on obsession. it took a lot to unseat pacino and deniro as my favourite actor.

"i drink your milkshake" :)...daniel plainview

Mr. Oracle
02-22-2013, 01:14 AM
Thank you :lol: Maybe one day, if I'm really desperate, I can recycle myself as a movie reviewer. I don't really think so, though. I really enjoy reading really good movie reviews, I think some of the reviewers are truly great writers. I especially love it when I feel bad after hating a movie that everyone else loved (it happens to me quite often), and when I find a review that expresses perfectly what I felt during the film and explains why I didn't like it. I know it's a bit silly but for some reason I have this need to understand WHY I do or do not like something. There is almost always a reason, but it sometimes takes a great reviewer to make you put your finger on it.



I know! It's Marni Nixon I believe, the same woman who dubbed Natalie Wood in West Side Story. And these are two of the best musicals of all time, so who's complaining that they dubbed the singers? Not me, at any rate :D



I hate this too. I think it would probably irritate me even if I saw the stage version, but in a film, it's a thousand times worse. And I mean, the type of music you hear in those "sung dialogues" is far from essential, it's not good music anyway. You can always feel when the "real" song is coming, so why not cut the lousy bits of music and replace it with spoken lines, in order to highlight the songs better? Maybe they feared the reaction of the fans.



I haven't seen it, but I wanted to, as well... So many blockbusters at the moment indeed!

Goes to show how strong the songs were in "My Fair Lady" in order to pull it off on screen. You're right musicals are best seen live.

"With a little bit, with a little bit, with a little bit of BLOOMIN' luck" !!! :)

Sophitia36
02-23-2013, 04:36 PM
haha. I would forgive DDL if he just decided to copy and paste bill the butcher or daniel plainview into the lincoln movie. that's how much I enjoy those two performances. seen "there will be blood" so many times it's bordering on obsession. it took a lot to unseat pacino and deniro as my favourite actor.

"i drink your milkshake" :)...daniel plainview

DRAAAAAAAAAAIIINAAAAAAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

erickmartins
02-23-2013, 05:15 PM
"Amour", one of the most gut-wrenching, disconcerting, yet beautiful experiences I've had the chance to witness in a movie theater. It will make me go after anything else Haneke has ever done.

alfonsojose
02-23-2013, 08:10 PM
Zero Dark thirty. Not bad at all, but the last minutes were too unreal. The SEALS wispering OSAMA :zzz:

Mr. Oracle
02-24-2013, 02:34 AM
DRAAAAAAAAAAIIINAAAAAAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

OMG, someone else finds this funny ^^^. The funnest part is going into daniel plainview character at your local walmart: "ba$tard from a basket! woooof wooooof wooooof wooooof" !

For the uninitiated:

s_hFTR6qyEo

“they should have put you in a glass jar on the mantelpiece.” lol

Mr. Oracle
02-24-2013, 03:10 AM
"Amour", one of the most gut-wrenching, disconcerting, yet beautiful experiences I've had the chance to witness in a movie theater. It will make me go after anything else Haneke has ever done.

Look forward to seeing this. The theme seems to apply to all of us. I like to see more movies being made which don't rely on glamorous young stars.

Mae
02-24-2013, 06:23 AM
Red

Mae
02-25-2013, 06:48 AM
In Time

Mae
02-26-2013, 07:26 AM
The Lucky One

Topspindoctor
02-27-2013, 02:31 AM
Skyfall. Horrendous movie. Daniel Craig is an embarrassment to previous James Bond actors. Plus the movie plot was cliche garbage.


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Sophitia36
02-27-2013, 10:54 AM
Skyfall. Horrendous movie. Daniel Craig is an embarrassment to previous James Bond actors. Plus the movie plot was cliche garbage.


I loved it. I liked the "back-to-basics" thing. I also loved Craig, which surprised me, because I did not expect to really like him as Bond.

But admittedly, I'm not a true James Bond fan. The only Bond I truly like is Sean Connery.

Sophitia36
02-27-2013, 11:25 AM
I saw Silver Linings Playbook, starring Jennifer Lawrence.

I really loved it. Although it recycles a number of clichés (preparing for a competition, two weirdos meet and a beautiful story is born...), it does it in a rather original way.

It really relies heavily on the performances of its actors, and that's really where the strength of this movie is. I thought the acting was superb. Jennifer Lawrence, who got the Oscar, is indeed very good, but so was the guy playing the main role (Bradley Cooper), and so were the supporting roles (especially an amazing De Niro...)!
The dialogues are also really well-written. It's a comedy, but it has its own special kind of humour.

I really like Jennifer Lawrence, and I think she's one of the most beautiful actresses out there.

Ben.
02-27-2013, 12:55 PM
Silver Linings Playbook - This really has no right to be any good but somehow it wore down my cynicism. If I were to summarise the plot it sounds like a truly awful Hollywood romcom. If you've seen the trailer, you know there is some painfully sentimental dialogue, thankfully most of that is in the trailer. There is even a dance competition :lol: But it really worked as a very funny and well acted feel good film. Lawrence especially, is very good (:hearts:) and great to see DeNiro doing good work in something decent, a rarity these days.


I saw Silver Linings Playbook, starring Jennifer Lawrence.

I really loved it. Although it recycles a number of clichés (preparing for a competition, two weirdos meet and a beautiful story is born...), it does it in a rather original way.

It really relies heavily on the performances of its actors, and that's really where the strength of this movie is. I thought the acting was superb. Jennifer Lawrence, who got the Oscar, is indeed very good, but so was the guy playing the main role (Bradley Cooper), and so were the supporting roles (especially an amazing De Niro...)!
The dialogues are also really well-written. It's a comedy, but it has its own special kind of humour.

I really like Jennifer Lawrence, and I think she's one of the most beautiful actresses out there.
;)


Gilda
Belle De Jour
East of Eden
Cloud Atlas

J99
02-28-2013, 03:22 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/19/A_Good_Day_to_Die_Hard.jpg

Excellent action pic, best one you will see all year probably, see in IMAX if possible.

Mae
02-28-2013, 03:40 AM
Conundrum

Ben.
03-09-2013, 09:48 AM
Kiss of the Spider Woman
The Tin Drum

Gillouthe best
03-09-2013, 10:01 AM
The Hangover.


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Mae
03-16-2013, 09:05 AM
The Brave One

Ben.
03-16-2013, 09:21 PM
Three Colours: Blue
Side Effects

Mae
03-17-2013, 07:20 AM
Anamoph

Sophitia36
03-19-2013, 10:00 PM
Apocalypto

I enjoyed it actually. It was very tough emotionally, not really because of the violence, but rather because of the chase and all the suspense. Loved the main actor.

Gillouthe best
03-20-2013, 06:24 AM
The Master


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Kezzi
03-20-2013, 11:58 AM
Kokowääh 2

Mr. Oracle
03-21-2013, 01:23 AM
Apocalypto

I enjoyed it actually. It was very tough emotionally, not really because of the violence, but rather because of the chase and all the suspense. Loved the main actor.

Those kinds of movies may be too violent for delicate and artistic types such as you :angel:. They will give you bad dreams :eek:

My updated list of must see, recently seen movies, which pass my stringent aesthetic requirements:

- Flowers of war (Breathtaking, notwithstanding slightly cliched heroic transformation)..tons of Asian babes.
- All about Eve (I love you Betty, u r the greatest)
- Kick Ass (lol @ hitgirl)
- Citizen Kane (In the beginning, there was C.K...)
- Streetcar named desire (Steeeeeeeeellllllllaaaaaa !!!)

nolesfan2011
03-21-2013, 01:25 AM
I watch movies on occasion.. last new one I saw was Parker

Mr. Oracle
03-21-2013, 01:51 AM
Oh yeah, the Artist. Very enchanting movie. Bérénice Bejo's portrayal of Peppy Miller bewitches us like an eastern european gypsy, so be warned if you're the obsessive type, she is that good.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ltGIiE51L._SL500_SS500_.jpg

http://www.luckymag.com/blogs/luckyrightnow/2012/02/Shop-the-Look-The-Artist/_jcr_content/par/cn_contentwell/par-main/cn_blogpost/cn_slideshow/item0.rendition.slideshowVertical.Artist8.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lxk4kVoOGdI/TzkJRKHtQ0I/AAAAAAAAAnQ/-X06btL9SWQ/s1600/the-artist-estreno.jpg

Sophitia36
03-21-2013, 10:32 PM
Those kinds of movies may be too violent for delicate and artistic types such as you :angel:. They will give you bad dreams :eek:



LOL wait till you see my 30 (or 40?) favourite films!

That just reminded me that I had forgotten to include Battle Royale in the list. It absolutely has to be there, so unless I'm willing to go above 30 films, I will have to make some room.

You may have a point about bad dreams, though, because, although I absolutely don't mind movie violence, my bad dreams tend to be about running from people for hours :D

Oh, and The Artist was absolutely brilliant. I had very high expectations when I saw it after all the fuss, but it was amazing.

dinkulpus
03-22-2013, 09:15 AM
i downloaded "The O.C." and will watch it again :) My favorite serial :inlove:

Ben.
03-22-2013, 08:29 PM
Once
Like Crazy

BauerAlmeida
03-22-2013, 08:42 PM
"Argo". Great movie, it really deserved the Oscar. It keeps you on the edge of your seat until the last second. Affleck gives a great performance.

"The Collection". If you like gore you will enjoy this one, and the plot is interesting too, not just a filler for all the blood.

Fed_Ds
03-25-2013, 03:51 AM
Looper
Celeste & Jesse forever
Flight
The Princess Bride

BackhandDTL
03-25-2013, 04:00 AM
Looper
Celeste & Jesse forever
Flight
The Princess Bride

I once sat through the entirety of "The Princess Bride" waiting to see Anne Hathaway, only to find out that it was the wrong movie.

Gillouthe best
03-25-2013, 08:06 AM
In the Name of the Father.


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mseles1
03-27-2013, 06:09 AM
After being disappointed by the endings of both Killer Joe & Killing them softly, I went old school and watched two films with terrific endings - Usual suspects & Seven. Film doesn't get any better than the last 3-4 minutes of Usual suspects. Spacey can't half pick em!

Sophitia36
03-27-2013, 09:45 PM
After being disappointed by the endings of both Killer Joe & Killing them softly, I went old school and watched two films with terrific endings - Usual suspects & Seven. Film doesn't get any better than the last 3-4 minutes of Usual suspects. Spacey can't half pick em!

Seven has one of the best movie endings I've ever seen. It really does!

Mae
04-01-2013, 12:44 AM
Seven has one of the best movie endings I've ever seen. It really does!

I've seen that one and I agree.


I last saw the movie The Debt.

tripwires
04-01-2013, 12:56 AM
Django Unchained.

Jamie Foxx's ass :drool:

Mr. Oracle
04-01-2013, 03:19 AM
Django Unchained.



Just saw it. I can see why Will Smith turned the role down. The protagonist barely says anything. No chance to shine at all. Will give it a second viewing out of respect to Q.T but I'm a little disappointed. Maybe I was just tired (or grumpy hehe).

out_here_grindin
04-01-2013, 04:19 AM
Spring Breakers. A wild and trippy movie. It keeps your enchanted in a dreamlike state of hedonistic pleasure seeking. Has a present dark side in the Florida sun. James Franco's character is purposefully ridiculous and is done very well. The Disney girls give surprisingly good performances as well.

Sun-splashed darkness

erickmartins
04-01-2013, 07:44 AM
Spring Breakers. A wild and trippy movie. It keeps your enchanted in a dreamlike state of hedonistic pleasure seeking. Has a present dark side in the Florida sun. James Franco's character is purposefully ridiculous and is done very well. The Disney girls give surprisingly good performances as well.

Sun-splashed darkness

Yes, I was very pleasantly surprised with this. Generally good performances, interesting storytelling devices and aesthetic choices, very good movie overall.

tripwires
04-01-2013, 02:38 PM
Just saw it. I can see why Will Smith turned the role down. The protagonist barely says anything. No chance to shine at all. Will give it a second viewing out of respect to Q.T but I'm a little disappointed. Maybe I was just tired (or grumpy hehe).

I'm glad he turned it down because Jamie Foxx is so hot. :drool: But seriously, Christoph Waltz completely stole the show - he was absolutely brilliant. I liked the film a lot better than I'd thought I would, though a couple of mega violent scenes (I think you know which ones) were too much for me.

Mae
04-01-2013, 04:31 PM
Die Another Day an old James Bond movie that another family member wanted to watch!

EnriqueIG8
04-01-2013, 04:34 PM
Have seen this couple of months ago, absolutely brilliant British moviemaking.

eppyPwLlw1A

Hardy is awesome as Michael Peterson.

Trollicki
04-01-2013, 04:41 PM
I'm glad he turned it down because Jamie Foxx is so hot. :drool: But seriously, Christoph Waltz completely stole the show - he was absolutely brilliant. I liked the film a lot better than I'd thought I would, though a couple of mega violent scenes (I think you know which ones) were too much for me.

Christoph Waltz is a brilliant actor and delivered in this film (hence my avatar). Still, I hope he will not get pidgeonholed in these roles of eccentric bastard, as interesting as watching such characters is. I´m very interested to see how he will perform in the upcoming Terry Gilliam film, although it does look like he will play a character not too unlike the ones he played in the Tarantino flicks.

Mr. Oracle
04-01-2013, 08:36 PM
Christoph Waltz is a brilliant actor and delivered in this film (hence my avatar). Still, I hope he will not get pidgeonholed in these roles of eccentric bastard, as interesting as watching such characters is. I´m very interested to see how he will perform in the upcoming Terry Gilliam film, although it does look like he will play a character not too unlike the ones he played in the Tarantino flicks.

You beat me too it. I was stunned by his performance in I.B 's, but I immediately noticed strong similarities in Django (mannerisms, quirks, expressions etc). C.W seems to be a flexible actor. He toned it down in "Carnage" despite that movie being a pale shadow and obvious rip off of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe?" Maybe he needs a break from Q.T.

Deathless Mortal
04-02-2013, 02:29 PM
In the cinema:
Lincoln
Django Unchained
Online:
Law Abiding Citizen
Donnie Darko
The Intouchables

I watched Lincoln with some friends and they were very bored. I agree it can be boring, especially if you know close to nothing about him or the USA during those years, but if you pay attention to the movie and are interested in history then it is an enjoyable movie. I thought Daniel Day-Lewis was excellent in the movie and he definitely deserved his Oscar for it.

Django was the movie I, for some reason, had no high expectations of, but was pleasantly surprised after watching it. As others have said already, Christopher Waltz was great, and Jamie Foxx seemed more like a supporting actor, but obviously it was the wanted effect - he doesn't talk much but his sentences, and even more so, his acts are meaningful, thus giving a stronger impression of him being a noble hero. And a short mention for Samuel L. Jackson who, in my opinion, also had a great performance.

I had high recommendations for the Law abiding citizen and it didn't disappoint. I read somewhere it's the movie that you like more at the time of watching than in retrospect and I agree. An interesting revenge story where you can't but sympathize with the main character who becomes a serial killer after his family gets murdered. Gerard Butler - great, incredible transformation of the character from a loving father to a coldblooded murderer. Jamie Foxx again just solid, and again (just like in Django) there's someone else who steals the show.

If you're into psychedelic movies, you're going to love Donnie Darko. At moments it's hard to understand what's going on but in the end it all makes sense and I'm glad it does because I don't like movies that leave space for different interpretations. It's a movie which, if watched with needed dedication, will leave a deep impression on you.

The Intouchables, for me, is a movie that's most worth watching of the ones listed in this post. A warm story, but not in any way slimy. One character "mocking" another for being paralyzed ("No legs, no candy") seems highly unacceptable but you can laugh with them at it because you understand it's only a part of their honest relationship where it's clear no harm is meant to be done. The fact that they are so different, but get along so well, and the fact how big an impact one welfare dependent guy has on a millionaire only add up to the feeling that faith in humanity can be restored, although it is just a movie.

dinkulpus
04-02-2013, 03:15 PM
We don't have Lincoln in cinemas :mad:


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Mae
04-05-2013, 10:43 AM
Killing Me Softly

Fed_Ds
04-05-2013, 07:54 PM
The Devil wears Prada
Beyonce- Life is but a dream (documentary)


Spring Breakers. A wild and trippy movie. It keeps your enchanted in a dreamlike state of hedonistic pleasure seeking. Has a present dark side in the Florida sun. James Franco's character is purposefully ridiculous and is done very well. The Disney girls give surprisingly good performances as well.

Sun-splashed darkness

Yes, I was very pleasantly surprised with this. Generally good performances, interesting storytelling devices and aesthetic choices, very good movie overall.

Good to read. I haven't seen it yet but I'm a big Selena Gomez fan :).

vpmrosulate
04-05-2013, 11:22 PM
Stardust. a 2007 film about a star that gets knocked out of the sky and falls in love with a human boy who was trying to get a star as a gift for his girlfriend-to-be so she doesn't marry some other guy. Yeah, I know. And yet it's not your average fairytale, not sure if I should be embarrassed to say I enjoyed it.

Topspindoctor
04-06-2013, 02:31 AM
Skyfall. What a disappointment.

Mr. Oracle
04-06-2013, 05:13 AM
Skyfall. What a disappointment.

They killed the babe half way thru! :mad:

Mae
04-06-2013, 11:51 AM
Killer Target and Dangerous Kiss

Mr. Oracle
04-06-2013, 09:21 PM
Lincoln seemed more like a documentary to me than a motion picture. Plodding plot, heavy with a tedious and chronological treatment of history, robs this film of all its potential; a curiosity perhaps for those who have a pedantic interest in American History. Even the legend Diamond Daniel Day (DDD), could not save this stinker. Boooo :no: Avoid this like the Chinese bird-flu.

emotion
04-06-2013, 09:37 PM
I liked Lincoln :sad:
And I also recently re watched Donnie Darko, great movie
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Punky
04-06-2013, 09:47 PM
i saw the princess bride, its my all time fav movie and i know it by heart.

Westley: "There's a shortage of perfect breasts in this world, it would be a pity to damage yours."

XegOczOvfXY

oretty romantic in my eyes

ProdigyEng
04-06-2013, 09:51 PM
Happy GOATmore.

Mae
04-09-2013, 01:50 AM
The Disappearance of Alice Creed

Mr. Oracle
04-10-2013, 02:06 AM
Bubba Ho-Tep

Old folks in a texas retirement home are being knocked off left and right by an Egyptian soul sucker mummy. Only an old Elvis and ex-prez JFK can stop him. Elvis has been in hiding and faked his death, JFK has undergone full body pigment treatment to turn him into a black man.

Some of the most original writing and hernia inducing dialogue I've seen in a while.

There's a nice 720p copy floating around if you can't get to blockbuster.

http://manwithpez.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/bubba_hotep_02.jpg

Mountaindewslave
04-12-2013, 04:47 AM
the Evil Dead remake yesterday at the theater
it was gory I dug it :hug:

Mae
04-15-2013, 03:30 AM
Super

Mae
04-15-2013, 03:50 AM
The Debt

Mae
04-21-2013, 03:19 AM
Cody Banks and The Twisted Plot

mseles1
04-23-2013, 12:31 AM
American gangster.
Mississippi burning.
The help - really funny at times. Hilly Holbrook is surely one of the most odious characters in film history.

Enjoyed all three.

Gillouthe best
04-23-2013, 05:27 AM
Planet of the Apes.


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Mr. Oracle
04-25-2013, 01:43 AM
Les Miserables:

I hated it.

The third mistake was not having any "unsung" dialogue. Seriously, why do they do that? Do we need people singing CONSTANTLY? Are these "songs" really worth being heard? By the 2nd hour I was interiorly begging was a few lines of simple, spoken dialogue... Again, if you look at the classics, they don't usually resort to constant singing. They know how to bring out the songs by NOT singing all the time, and using pace and dramatic tension to get in and out of songs.

Haha. I finally saw this. I was laughing at parts where the characters were half singing/ speaking their lines. This razzie pales in comparison to the great musicals which preceded it. Good for a laugh at first but I started to tear at my eyebrows in the second half which portends a masochistic state of mind (which I try to avoid).

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"O Sophitia, Sophitia, wherefore art thou Sophitia?" I miss your reviews ;)

dinkulpus
04-26-2013, 06:25 AM
Scary Movie V :lol:

Fed_Ds
04-26-2013, 10:03 PM
Spring Breakers
Les Intouchables

dinkulpus
05-27-2013, 10:01 AM
The Great Gatsby

Amazing film :worship:

TechnoViking
06-04-2013, 05:26 PM
Nude Nuns with Big Guns. Some grind-house/ B movies are perfectly serviceable, Hobo with a Shotgun and The Toxic Avenger come to mind, but this was just dreadful in all aspects.

out_here_grindin
07-03-2013, 02:48 PM
I saw Bling Ring yesterday. I had been intrigued by this movie ever since I saw the trailer attached to Spring Breakers.

I've never ran across a movie that made you hate the protagonists more than this movie. None of them have any redeemable qualities. They are all the most spoiled kids imaginable and all they want is things things things. The movie is pure Cali, from Hollywood stars to the beach to Scientology it's really a big condemnation of this lifestyle. It has a similar message to Spring Breakers in that through you see the rottenness through the main characters.

The movie dragged at times. There is a LOT of music montages with our heroes robbing house after house. I think the movie could have benefited from a side-plot here and there, maybe something a little extra.

In the end you are left pulling for these kids to get the worst possible punishment they can. And for the most part it delivers in that aspect except for one character who turns out to be a snake, which really is no surprise.

The movie does make you think a bit. Like you hate the main characters for ribbing house after house and collected material goods. But then the houses that they are robbing are full of luxury and opulence... so you hate the characters of the movie for wanting all these things but the celebrities they are robbing already have these things...should we hate these celebrities then?

Mountaindewslave
07-06-2013, 03:05 AM
some zombie one with Brad Pitt last weekend....

I was enjoying my popcorn when at one point I got so into the movie I am almost bit into my friend sitting next to me...

awkward...

out_here_grindin
07-13-2013, 01:53 AM
wwz was an ok movie. I liked the more personal feel of it rather than the apocalypse feel.

Ivelina_P
07-13-2013, 04:46 AM
Hitchhock(2012)

I love Antony Hopkins and would watch him in just about anything.Good performance by my other favourite Helen Mirren as well.
However the plot didn't seem all that interesting to me,must be due to the bad overdubbing as well :/

5.5/10

out_here_grindin
07-16-2013, 03:50 AM
Act of Killing coming out. Has excellent reviews. But I have no idea where films like that come out. Does anyone know?

Ivelina_P
07-16-2013, 04:19 AM
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo(2011)

Loved the story,never had read the book though.A bit too graphic at one point though.I enjoy Daniel Craig thoroughly :P

8/10

Mae
07-18-2013, 09:07 AM
Fatal Honeymoon

Nunyabeezwax
07-18-2013, 11:36 AM
Pontypool

And it was awful.

Mjau!
07-20-2013, 03:22 AM
Breakfast @ Tiffany's - I didn't get the whole 50$ to go to the restroom thing? :confused:

Mae
07-30-2013, 11:19 PM
Bring Ashley Home

Mae
08-11-2013, 07:22 AM
The Temp

Caly
08-11-2013, 03:25 PM
Breakfast @ Tiffany's - I didn't get the whole 50$ to go to the restroom thing? :confused:

I think it was a discreet way of paying her for her company under the pretence of giving her money to tip the rest room attendant. Holly could choose how much to tip and how much to keep for herself.

EDIT: On topic, last movie I saw was Man of Steel. It was ok, nothing special.

Mae
08-17-2013, 05:41 AM
Taken 2

Mae
08-18-2013, 07:27 AM
Gone

viva-rafa
08-18-2013, 10:49 PM
The Hobbit.

EnriqueIG8
08-18-2013, 10:51 PM
Grown Ups 2, was better then the first but still Adam Sandler movies have been pretty bad last couple of years.

Mae
08-25-2013, 10:38 AM
The Promise

Mae
08-27-2013, 07:38 AM
Boarder Line Murder

Punky
08-28-2013, 04:49 AM
Before midnight

I have been waiting for this movie since 1994!!!

So happy to end this beautiful trilogy :)

Mr. Oracle
08-28-2013, 05:50 AM
I just revisited Ace Ventura Pet Detective, and Dumb and Dumber and I'm about to do 4 Adam Sandler movies (waterboy, happy gilmour, billy madison, wedding singer)! :rolls:

Then Chris Farley: Tommy Boy and Beverley Hills Ninja :rolls:

Punky
08-28-2013, 05:54 AM
I just revisited Ace Ventura Pet Detective, and Dumb and Dumber and I'm about to do 4 Adam Sandler movies (waterboy, happy gilmour, billy madison, wedding singer)! :rolls:

Then Chris Farley: Tommy Boy and Beverley Hills Ninja :rolls:

i loved ace ventura pet detective!!!!!!!! great movie!!!!!!

Sofonda Cox
08-28-2013, 10:11 AM
The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo (Swedish version). It was just ok :shrug: I've heard the Hollywood version is much better though.

Mae
09-02-2013, 05:48 AM
Profile For Murder

Mr. Oracle
09-02-2013, 06:26 AM
The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo (Swedish version). It was just ok :shrug: I've heard the Hollywood version is much better though.

You've got that reversed. The american remake is trash.

Mae
09-10-2013, 05:07 AM
Who Killed Allison Parker?

smitty8
10-13-2013, 09:51 PM
Pretty in Pink and Sixteen Candles is now on. Awesome! Like I haven't seen both 1000x each, lol.

Kolya
10-20-2013, 06:56 AM
QKAr42gxjhM

Jupiter
11-01-2013, 11:01 AM
Pacific Rim

Sombrerero loco
11-04-2013, 10:53 PM
sleepy hollow :hearts:

dinkulpus
12-17-2013, 09:47 PM
Last Vegas :lol:

smitty8
12-18-2013, 02:33 AM
Despicable Me 2 :worship:

tennisprince
12-18-2013, 01:02 PM
Carrie - The new one. Have to say that Julien Moore was outstanding in it.

Roger the Dodger
05-25-2014, 05:26 PM
WTF? Where's the recent movie thread?

Mae
06-07-2014, 10:22 PM
Survival Island

@Sweet Cleopatra
06-11-2014, 09:11 PM
7 years etch

ZERO

If you mock the great piano master piece of Rachmaninoff then zero

fatal mistake

MichaelKrep
06-11-2014, 09:14 PM
The Seventh Seal (1957)

I don't think I can do it much justice in a short paragraph here, so I'll just say it's a must see. Also, this is a much funnier film than you would imagine, or certainly than I imagined.

10/10

Sofonda Cox
06-11-2014, 09:39 PM
The Counterfeiters. 10/10, was a really well made film highlighting a forgotten aspect to the the Nazi plans to flood Europe with fake money.

Crustaceok
06-11-2014, 09:40 PM
Saw The Matrix for the first time. Yeah, I know I'm a bit late ;)

It's really amazing the way it plays with your mind.

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
06-20-2014, 01:46 AM
A million ways to die in e west.

This. Is. The. Worst. Film. I. Have. Ever. Endured.

Is. Is. Worse.than. Star. Wars. Episode. One

Seth. McFarlane. Is a worse. Actor. Than . Hayden. Christiansen.

Ted, had funny moments, and at least could be enjoyed in an immature kind of way

I hate Seth mcfarlen, I hate him for making this horrible horrible mess. I've never hated someone for making a bad film. I've never hated a talented film maker for align out. I forgave Stephen Spielberg basically making shit films for the last 20 years because he did make Indiana jones and jaws

Seth mcfarlen hasn't done anything to warrant his success

His acting is like waiting kittens drown slowly, whilst your hands are forced to hold the kittens under water

His really bad sense of humor doesn't even show up here, he is literally out ideas

I think it's really offensive when people compare South Park to family guy, South Park uses toilet humor usually to tell an intelligent story, it actually has moments of brilliance

Family guy uses toilet humor because Seth mcfarlen is a talentless bastard

I hate that guy

Fuck him

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
06-20-2014, 01:49 AM
Non stop

10/10

Liam neissen l love you

Non stop is the best film I've seen in the last 5 years

Better than the dark knight

Ziros
06-20-2014, 06:49 AM
Michael Clayton. Not as entertaining as I'd hoped,7.5/10

miura88
06-20-2014, 09:53 PM
My American Uncle. 3 characters are introduced and scenes from their lives are played out, these scenes demonstrating the evolutionary psychology theories of Henri Laborit; woman wants to tell her married boyfriend how she feels but can't = inhibition, a young child is promised 15 francs if he comes first in his class = reward, 2 rats trapped in a small room with an electrified floor starting to fight is juxtaposed with a couple arguing e.t.c.

Truth be told, I don't think I've seen another film quite like this. Some of the theories on human behaviour may be a little out of date (made in the 80s), Nicole Garcia's acting lets the film down on occasion, and even though the content of the movie is fascinating, it ain't always handled subtly (at one point you have humans wearing rat outfits fighting each other to mirror the experiment). Very good movie, although kinda depressing in the way the characters' individual personalities become more defined + classified as the movie progresses and the laws of society decides their paths for them (c'est la vie I suppose).

One average performance and a lack of subtlety in parts, combined with the lack of cinematographic flair (Sacha Vierny being forced to play second-fiddle to Henri's theories) + avant-garde editing of earlier Resnais movies means it's a minor step below Hiroshima, Marienbad + Providence. 8/10

Mae
06-22-2014, 05:16 PM
The Net 2.0 I didn't think it was as good as The Net.

latso
06-22-2014, 07:49 PM
A million ways to die in e west - Brilliant comedy, Seth McFarlane is an absolute genius.

Joey Tribbiani
06-22-2014, 08:04 PM
Last movie I watched..or..I mean, last movie I tried to watch was 2 months ago, the last Star Trek, I turned off after 1 hour or something.
And I love space..

I'm trying today again with the Spectacular One, I turned off after 50 mins.

I'm just non into movies these months

@Sweet Cleopatra
06-24-2014, 09:48 AM
22 dump street

so sad the movie really had no meaning, laughed but why did they act like people go to university to "have fun"
there wasnt even one exam, no one said i will study see you later, library was the place for hiding drugs and not for reading books :(
by the end of the movie i was disappointed...
I wont even grade that movie it doesn't deserve to be graded..

:sad:

vucina
08-02-2014, 12:20 AM
v_7yEPNUXsU

latso
08-02-2014, 08:46 AM
22 dump street

so sad the movie really had no meaning, laughed but why did they act like people go to university to "have fun"
there wasnt even one exam, no one said i will study see you later, library was the place for hiding drugs and not for reading books :(
by the end of the movie i was disappointed...
I wont even grade that movie it doesn't deserve to be graded..

:sad:

yep, as Cleo said - it's awesome :)

Noleta
08-03-2014, 04:40 PM
Transcendence.:zzz:

Sofonda Cox
08-03-2014, 06:01 PM
The Mist. 7/10. Quite good, took a little while to get going but quite enjoyed it.