Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by jamesblakefan#1, Mar 22, 2010.
Three Colors - White (1994) - Julie Delpy *
* Also in the Before Sunrise/Midnight/Sunset trilogy.
Great trilogy,I rate all 3 very highly,but the final one the highest...
Pirates 2? Do you mean 'of the Caribbean' not starting a Jesse Jane?
Caught two in theater this past Tuesday: Paddington and Interstellar. (If you're wondering how, I saw them at this budget theater that like most of its kind serves as the intermediary between high-end cineplexes and DVD/Blu-ray/streaming, at an unbeatable $2 per ticket on Tuesday.) The former is easily the best kids' movie I've seen in a long time, a delightfully offbeat comedy that will no doubt spawn a number of sequels, and rightfully for once. Even when you think the ending will turn into yet another bland family-comes-together-and-defeats-evildoer cliche director Paul King adds a few nice little twists. Highly recommended, for all ages.
Like most 2nd-rate sci-fi flicks Interstellar suffers from its assumption that the audience already cares about the science without explaining why its story needs to be told within the framework of a fictional universe. Nolan as usual keeps it from becoming boring but I can't see anyone apart from certifiable geeks wanting to see this twice.
Good for you to tackle White rather than move on to the more highly rated (and admittedly the best of the trilogy) Red. White is usually considered the weakest part of the threesome but I personally rank it above Blue. Stuart Klawans makes a cogent case for it here:
I've just watched Superman 4: Quest for peace. This is basically an exercise in how not to make a superman movie. I thought Reeve was very good, Hackman was very good although didn't have much time, the visuals completely ruined it, the fighting scenes with Nuclear man were dreadful, the laws of physics e.g humans breathing in space, as well as moving the moon to cover the sun completely poor, as well as the birth of nuclear man. Terrible film.
Literally, where did the Superman series go wrong??? Superman 1 and 2, were the greatest superhero films ever (along with Nolan's dark knight series), and 3 and 4 were among the worst. I rate Spiderman ahead of the 3rd and 4th instalments of Superman. To make matters worse, the plot was cool - nuclear war, a supercharged bad guy, Luthor back, a few sub-plots. What let this film down were minor details and the lack of effects.
This was a low budget production for a high budget plot. I'm not going to rant about everything that was wrong with the film - simply because I could go on for hours and hours. I would like somebody to do a remake of this film - because Reeve and Hackman do their best to carry the film.
Problems with the effects: Wiring visible on countless flying scenes/same cuts for flying scenes/no starts in space, actually there really is s much wrong with the effects of his film I'm going to stop. I would not encourage any Superman fan to watch this. It doesn't take anything away from the act the first two superman films are legendary, but it des taint the franchise a little. Like, people thought the godfather 3 sucked (which it didn't btw), people wouldn't even consider this a movie, even now I am trying to forget this movie ever took place.
Thanks for the review link. I enjoyed White. Not sure why they say its the weakest of the three -- but then I am new to movies.
Well, it's more lighthearted than the other two, and many weren't too amused by its seemingly glib treatment of love and the slight character of Dominique, but Klawans persuasively shows why that's an equally glib reading of the movie.
If you haven't seen them already Kieslowski is also known for his Decalogue series and his feature The Double Life of Veronique. I frankly find Veronique a little too precious, but much of it is lovely and its dreamy atmosphere alone is worth a look.
'Winnebago Man ' .............. Funny film Jack Rebner is a freak ?
Better than it's beginning. Nicole Kidman looking dumpy.
The Immitation Game - Excellent, thoroughly enjoyed it.
I wouldn't have had any problem with Cumberbach getting the Oscar.
Yep, love the Davy Jones stuff.
Three Colors - Red (1994).
The Double Life is definitely on my huge list of movies to watch.
Bird Song. Split into 2 "episodes". Very much enjoyed it. Starred Eddie Redmayne and Clemence Poesy.
"As an English soldier fights in the horrific trenches of northern France, he is haunted by the memories of his forbidden love affair with a French woman."
I just realised that she is Fleur Delacour in Harry Potter...Dayum.
Chocolat (2000) - Juliet Binoche and some food pron.
Zero Dark Thirty
Watched "The Last Of The Mohicans" finally, after a mate kept on nagging me about it. It was awesome.
I love how extreme Day-Lewis prepares for his movie roles. Supposedly, he lived in the wilderness where his character might have lived, hunting and fishing and living off the land for several months prior to shooting.
I heard that he refused to break from character during Lincoln too. Such devotion. Wowzer.
:lol: why do people waste their time with Godzilla movies?
Sigh..... I was so hopeful for a great Godzilla movie. The trailer was giving me Goosebumps every time I saw it. You cannot comprehend how pumped up I was for this film....
It's virtually impossible for that type of movie to be great in this day and age
Yeah, it's awesome right. Obviously, he isn't the only actor who goes to such depths for a character but still!.....
Well, I am one of those people who can also enjoy movies like Transformers and whatnot. But Godzilla was such a disappointment. He looked cool and the build up and sheer size of him was nice, but the rest....
I have high hopes for this horror movie. Its limited release currently.
The Historian, about a troubled history professor taking a new teaching position...
Just watched the trailer. Looks cool.
Saw Fargo by the Coen brothers. Bit of an absurd movie that. Quite interesting.
Shaun Micallef's Mad As Wheel, very funny Australian weekly news wind up. Akin to US Daily Show / Colbert Report perhaps?
You're a big Star Wars fan, right?
I wasn't looking for great. Mildly entertaining would've sufficed. Pacific Rim was that sort of movie and, in spite of its flaws, was very entertaining. I was hoping 'Zilla could be even better.
Godzilla ('14) s*cked Godzilla balls.
I said so several months ago. You should have read my review
But then, I don't agree with you about Pacific Rim. I did not like it at all.
Prison Break, the final break.
First picture of Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor.
Imitation game: Very good
I just watched the famous documentary film Caddyshack
Diving Bell and Butterfly (2007) - shattering.
It follows is coming off limited release this Friday. Meaning I am going to see This Tuesday. The cinema has reduced prices on Tuesdays. When I worked at the cinemas we used to call it " tight wad Tuesday"
All That Jazz(1979).
House of Games (1987) - David Mamet's debut. Enjoyed.
Caddyshack is fantastic. Got quite a few spare copies on DVD & even VHS version.
I do see some of Luthor's likeness in him based on this picture. Though, I must admit, I'm a bit skeptical he can play the role well. I think he can play an imposing business man, similar to The Social Network.
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
I fail to understand why does it have such low rating on IMDB (6,4). I'd give it at least 7,5.
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