Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by jamesblakefan#1, Mar 22, 2010.
I actually preferred Foxcatcher to Birdman and think that IT is overrated. Oh well,each to their own I guess...
Recently saw Awakenings with Robin Williams and Robert De Niro. Great movie based on a true story. I cried.
Falling in Love - 1984. De Niro and Streep.
Reminded me of Brief Encounter (1945) by David Lean.
Saw that a couple months back. Saw My Left Foot the other day which reminded me of Awakenings.
You may also like Sling Blade which the fellers here recommended recently.
I saw a really nice movie last night; Bottle Shock. Best movie on wines I've seen since Sideways.
A Taste of Honey (1962)
The title reminds me more of Billy Wilder's Lost Weekend
I've seen about 2 hours of Transformers 4. Enjoyed the first 30 mins, the next 30 were quite good, and then i began tiring out. Not sure if i can do the final 45 ! The cars were cool, though.
Also pushed myself through 30 mins of Brick (2005) yesterday, not sure i wanna complete it.
Teeth, a movie that bites, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0780622/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Tom Hardy has pulled out of the Suicide Squad movie. Jake Gyllenhall is expected to replace him.
Silkwood (1983) - Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher.
Been meaning to watch that for a while. Currently watching another movie from 1983,The Big Chill...
Murder, My Sweet (1944) - based on a Raymond Chandler novel. Dick Powell as Phillip Marlowe.
Has anyone seen Kill The Messenger or The Most Violent Year ?
I saw the latter. Really liked it. A throwback flick that reminded me of 70s flicks like Serpico and The French Connection. Oscar Isaac also deliberately imitates Al Pacino throughout the movie. Looks a bit like a younger Pacino in it. The cinematography is also very 70s-early-80s, a la Gordon Willis.
Overall, I would say that it is a mood piece. Substantively, not a lot happens.
Whiplash and Nightcrawler seem to be sibling movies of sorts. Both allegories on capitalism, I think.
I don't know if I like either, as much as I admire the performances. Very unsettling, but driven by a kind of one-dimensional emotion rather than complexity of emotion. The energy alone is not enough to impress me.
the interview. not bad
The Social Network
Jake Gyllenhaal is an amazing diverse actor. What a role he played in there, this guy can play anything.
One of the worst films I've ever seen.
Just saw The Imitation Game, and The Theory of Everything. Both interesting.
Did not like the fact the TTOE focuses too much on their romance in the first half. Later read that it is based on his first wife's memoirs, so i guess it would. Which also explains why the movie does not deal with SH's life with his second wife.
TTOE reminded me a lot of Daniel Day-Lewis in My Left Foot.
Did you like it?
I think the idea behind it very good but the movie itself is not that well made and lacks. So I mainly liked the idea and the fact that it's connected to the Alien series, which I absolutely love. But I expected more. Definetely looking forward to Prometheus 2 to see how will the story unfold.
Agree, that would be interesting. she has to travel to Alien home planet and Wipe them all out. Just need enough food for the travel there...
Just Saw "pre-destination". Very disappointed........ 1/2 the movie takes place in the bar. and the plot not really intreaging at all
Saw Gone Girl last night. What a stupid movie.
pmata814, what's the movie about and how/why was it stupid? Thx.
"Tannenberg" - a Swiss–German war film directed by Heinz Paul and starring Hans Stüwe, Käthe Haack and Jutta Sauer and featuring a cameo appearance by Roger Federer who plays a globe-trotting slacker.
Rotten tomatoes gave it 89 % rating which is very very high. what was wrong with it ?
Not possible to talk about what made it stupid without spoilers. I know it got 89%. But i just happen to be in the minority with this one. (And its not the first time)
I know we're supposed to accept certain things, that are just not possible, when u watch a movie and just...enjoy the movie. But this one really went too far. Downright dumb IMO.
I am spent just from watching it. I cannot imagine what stress those guys go through.
I want to know the truth behind the (SPOILER ALERT) ending of the ...ahem...movie.
Boyhood - Boy, was it long !!!
2:45 !! I still have 20 minutes left to see.
I thought it was explained that some patient or other accidentally popped him where he went that day.
Yeah that movie was so cool. Notice how he barely blinked the entire time? That was something he worked on so his character could seem even more sociopathic.
Thank you! Full of plot holes throughout, sometimes you can accept 1 or 2, but this was so contrived and full of them that you get distracted from the movie itself.
Also casting Neil Patrick Harris was just a terrible decision, he was so bad, so so bad.
The only reason it's rated so highly on IMDB is because people who are fanatics of David Fincher movies are blinded to these gaping plot holes by his "cool" style of movie making...If you go and read the boards there you'll see there are a lot of people that actually agree this movie is crud.
Don't get me wrong, I think Fincher is great, he's done some of the greatest movies ever, and also House Of Cards, but this is his worst work by far.
You guys do know Gone Girl is an adaption of a book, right? It met it's standards even though the book is more better since a book is always better than the adaption but it was a fantastic film just because of the actress, she played the role very well.
It's rated highly because of the suspense and the fact that a woman character can be so scary.
I know its based on a movie. I dont see how that's relevant. I havent read the book but if this movie stayed true to the book, then the book is crap too. :-/
And thx bad_knee. Glad to see im not alone on this one.
I also felt it was a crap movie
The movie does the book no justice, Fincher messed up, it's a contrived mess full of plot holes. All IMO of course.
The Manchurian Candidate - (1962)
Turns out, there is indeed mystery surrounding this. Details are unclear, according to sources near the scene.
Is this one good, Senti? Been hearing good things about it, but since you made no comment I'm curious about your thoughts on it.
Last one I watched was "The wolf of Wall Street". Not the best from Scorsese (probably due to unsavory subject matter), but still good.
Well. yes the reviews are outstanding. But personally i don't think i cared for it.
Perhaps in another time if i re-watch it, i may like it. But i was actually bored at parts and even checking the AO news on my mobile.
Anyway, don't take my word for it. See it and decide for yourself.
(Since you are new here, let me tell you ... don't go by my opinions, I am a certified nut )
You seem to know a lot about movies and to have good taste. To tell you the truth, that's the only reason I'm addressing you, since otherwise you seem to be a snob and a jerk (perhaps only rivalled by that other seedy poaster, Stringertom).
Among my many other unexpected virtues.
The first rule of tennis club is do not talk about tennis club.
The second rule of tennis club ... Wait. You watched a movie during a slam? You have that kind of free time?
Sentinel is so talented that not only can he watch a movie during a tennis tournament. He can slam too.
Just saw Into The Woods. Folks and me enjoyed.
Sir, I retired many moons ago. I show a movie to my Mum every evening (that's hours after the AO telecast is over here). And while we are at it, i was watching matches today whilst finishing up a couple crosswords. Of course, i would not dare to do crosswords whilst Sir Rogi is playing, you don't want to insult Sir Rogi.
Oh so, insulting a cramping lefty Mallorcan is alright?
Watched American Sniper. Next up is Blackhat.
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