Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by jamesblakefan#1, Mar 22, 2010.
7 Days In Hell
Saw 'Amy' a documentary about what became the tragic life of Amy Whitehouse. I was surprised how moved I was by it. What a tormented genius she was. My regrets about working too hard during her prime years, much like I was during Federer's, came to the surface. I should have made time for more fun during those years and gone to see one of her gigs. A very touching scene was when she was singing a recorded duet with one of her idols Tony Bennett. 9/10
It's very stellar.
Seen many Hitchcock's? Remarkable how many great pictures he made.
Hitchcock was a great director for sure. Amazing he never won the Academy Award. That goes to show you how much those awards really mean.
'Ex Machina' - wasn't what I expected but very, very good.
Ted 2. Wasn't as good as the first one, but still entertaining and hilarious. Not all people will find it funny of course. One of the scenes in there was rather nasty though, LOL. Funny, but had me dry retching through it.
That hideous sperm scene
Usually anything nasty or gore related wouldn't get a reaction like this, but it was just the fact that I was freaking eating and drinking in the cinema!
Not to mention Mark Wahlberg's semen covered face
Hitchcock is hands down one of my favourite directors. So many masterpieces. Even his lesser films are entertaining.
If pushed I think I would put Vertigo as my number 1.
2. North by Northwest
3. Rear Window
4. Shadow of a Doubt
5. Strangers on a Train
But to be honest by list changes every week because his films are just damn good.
Awesome stuff. I worked in San Francisco for a couple of years, and I am familiar with some of the Vertigo filming locations. As a matter of fact, I worked close to the SF Bay, and you could easily see the Golden Gate on a clear day.
Now that I think about it, I've also visited the Rushmore monument. LOL!
I watched Strangers on a Train when I was a young boy, and some of the images/scenes are still engraved in my mind. Like when the antihero (forget his name) loses it in the party and almost strangulates that lady. When one of the main characters is desperately trying to reach that engraved lighter (I think it's a lighter) through the sewer grill plate. Not to mention the last scene in the Merry-Go-Round, with that old feller crawling under the structure risking his life to stop it when it goes out of control. That take at the "Tunnel of Love" ride or whatever was when the guy kills the girl with the glasses and the camera shoots through her glasses when they have fallen to the ground is also classic.
Yeah so many classic scenes in that film. The tunnel of love ride is particularly engraved in my mind. There is tennis too haha.
Atonement - 2007.
Vanessa Redgrave and Cumberpatch has small roles.
Interesting, saddish romantic, war drama. One Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and several nominations.
That was good movie indeed. I enjoyed it years ago
Saving Mr Banks - found it interesting but boring
Wolf Of Wall Street - not great, though when he gets paralysed is probably the highlight of the movie for me besides that there's not much else great about it
Want to see Bajrangi Bhaijaan but the two theaters in which it is running here are a little drive away. The nearest one is still showing Bahubali.
Good Will Hunting. One of my favourites. A classic.
Jezebel (1938 ) - Bette Davis. Henry Fonda.
Bette Davis won the Best Actress award for this.
i think she meant long. I was thinking of seeing it once. But my bro and cuz said it was boring or something. and yes it is long.
Basic Instinct 2 (for like 200th time haha).
Interesting. I absolutely loved that film. I thought it was hilarious and the long running time went by in a flash.
Random Hearts (1999)
Thanks to your mention, I watched Good Will Hunting last night. (Saw it a few years back on telly). Man, this movie has a record number of f-bombs! One or two per sentence. Makes In Bruges seem pedestrian, lol.
And it has Robin WIlliams
The Book Thief - 2013.
I found it very interesting and beautiful. About the lives of some ordinary Germans during the Na2i era. From the pov of some children.
@The Green Mile
I just saw Ted 2 last Wednesday. Haven't seen the first one but I thought 2 was hilarious. Definitely a stoner movie.
Pusher 2 - Very good. Mikkelsen is a genius-actor.
Is that Simon 2 or Murray 2 you are talking about?
I saw Antman. I enjoyed it very much. If you like Marvel films you probably will enjoy it.
Lol yeah their Davis cup match was not long enough so I had to watch the movie
The Squid and the Whale.
Really liked it.
Oh, there's even some tennis in it, that I found hard to rank
Haha no I meant it was boring but it was long too, I accidentally liked this post but unliked it cause u called me a he and I'm a she thanks
I love The Book Thief
I saw it at the movies, I had no clue what it was about but went along with some people and ended up loving it!!
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) - Gene Hackman, Ben Stiller, Anjelica Huston, Gwenyth Paltrow, Owen Wilson.
Good reviews, but i was mostly bored throughout.
is the NEW terminator movie really good ??? Critics gave it such horrific reviews.......... I am afraid to go watch................
Why don't you tell us?
It was really really good, I don't understand what the critics are on about if you love those movies you must go see it at the movies do not hesitate it's a 9/10 for me, I would go see it a 2nd time even!
Blade Runner- absolute classic!
Sequal is coming out very soon. Harrison Ford only has camio appearance in it however
Critics were saying all the mix in of Past scenes and cliques were messing up the movie overall and it had very weak plot and story......lol. Is that true ??????
Amazing performances from Matt Damon and Robin Williams. So many good and memorable scenes in that film, IMO...
I thought the first one was better (like majority of film franchises, IMO) but yeah, it was a good laugh.
Big Eyes - A drama about the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.
Pretty good film, with the hilarious and wonderful Christoph Waltz as my favourite actor in this. Surprised to hear that Tim Burton directed this...
Still Alice - A linguistics professor and her family find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.
This movie unexpectedly hit me pretty hard. I have a Grandmother who has Alzheimer's, so I know all to well about the struggle and emotions that come with it. Excellent film. Highly recommend it.
@The Green Mile - if you can do a thread search, I have seen both a while back and possibly written some comments about them. My dad had Alz, so i could relate a lot to it, too.
ok, lol, I just said "Good". I thought i had discussed it more. Maybe in some other thread.
Mulholland Drive- absolutely love David Lynch, and this might be my favourite film of his. Naomi Watts gives one of the best performances you will ever see.
" Quiet Man" - a classic with the best all time fight (fists) scene in cinema history IMO.
It is not as good as Terminator 2 which I think was the best in this series. It is not boring at least haha
Scent of a Woman - 1992. Al Pacino.
Very interesting. Best Actor for Pacino.
Yes, I enjoyed it as well, & I'm not a big Marvel fan.
No, I disagree with them it was a great storyline and the past scene thing was clever I thought!!! Don't listen to the critics!!
One of my favorites, really liked Pacino's oratory toward the end.
I need to go to sleep but I'm gonna stay up to watch Hitch again...such a funny film!
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