Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by jamesblakefan#1, Mar 22, 2010.
they need more hot girls in there. that is the ticket to more success
Pauline At The Beach (1983) - Another enjoyable Rohmer
For me any Bond movie with Craig is a failure. He is not James Bond, just a humorless ******** that always seems angry with everything. That's way I didn't watch any bond movie with him after Cassino Royale (with was a great movie, bot not a Bond movie for me)
He's actually a lot more James Bond-ish in Spectre. He's finally got into the role. You should give it a shot because I was in the same boat as you.
I can't get over the gratituous tuxedo scene. They are in the dinning car of a freaking train. And then the kissing scenes, suddenly they drop everything to make out as if they just remember "oh, sh*t" we forget to kiss. Lol.
'Gratuitous tuxedo scene' good one lol.
Haven't seen Spectre, but I found Skyfall massively overrated.
Casino Royale was actually pretty good.
I watched V for Vendetta last thursday (November 5th).
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008),
d. by Woody Allen
Rebecca_Hall, Scarlett_Johansson, Christopher_Evan_Welch, Chris_Messina, Penelope Cruz.
Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture.
Barcelona is beautiful !!!
James Bond - Spectre.. (2015).
The latest Bond is also probably Craig's weakest showing as 007. This film is ridiculously overhyped for something so underwhelming.
The Sam Smith theme song however is total class, a truly great Bond theme for the ages.
Quantum of Solace was a lot worse. I agree that Casino Royale (the best) and Skyfall were much better Craig films though.
I agree that it was underwhelming.
Quite good actually. Scarlett in Woody's movie seems to work all the time.
Actually, yeah, Quantam was probably worse.
Still, the amusing thing about this film is the vitriol directed at Sam Smith's theme song. I though Adele's song for Skyfall was utter rubbish, lauded mostly I assumed because everyone was on the Adele bandwagon. I am surprised to read the comparisons. For me his effort comprehensively trumps hers all-round for songwriting, composition and singing combined (even if she is arguably a better singer).
I thought it was too low key for a Bond movie.
Does anyone else think that Lea Seydoux in the Bond movie has a vage resemblance to Scarlett Johannson?
Yes. I felt like they tried to satisfy every type of fan by forcing in these scenes and ended up satisfying almost no one.
Overall it was very muted. How can a car chase in Rome be boring? Well, they found a way!
I think the girl did a good acting job with what she had to work with.
More like a young [12-14 years old] Kate Moss, imo.
You are such a loser! Scarlett has 2 s's in her second name. Scarlett Johansson.
Coffy - Top draw Blaxploitation. Pam Grier - god damn!!!
Really, good to know
I watched "The Voices" last night. Still can't get over it. One of my favourites, as far as Black Comedies go... Stars Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterten and Anna Kendrick.
The Crime of Monsieur Lange (1936), (French), d. by Jean Renoir
avec René Lefèvre, Florelle, Jules_Berry, Marcel_Lévesque
Can't believe everyone is going on about the Bond movie,did anyone actually expect it to be any good? The Stars Wars movie will have even more hype and be an even worse movie.
You Can Count On Me (2000) Excellent family drama
A French police magistrate spends years trying to take down one of the country's most powerful drug rings.
Just finished The Imitation Game. Benedict Cumberbatch is the man!
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Watching "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" (2013).
About his younger years, and life in prison.
Watched The Lake House again on TV because I had forgotten the story over the years
This Is England '90 (2015) - Probably the weakest of the series overall,but still,probably the best thing I've seen this year...
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Rope (Hitchcock). Loved it!
Rebooting Mission: Impossible
Watched two action movies: Ninja assassin and Robocop 2. That's a great example of how crappy it is Rotten tomatoes overall score. The first averages 26% while the second 32%, yet the second is infinitely superior. Watched also Wicked Blood about a girl how lives with his uncle, who works producing amphetamines for another uncle of her who is the criminal leader of the region. The movie wasn't anything special, but I think the girl, Abigail Breslin, shows quite a potential.
Don't Look Now (1973) - Was certainly pretty interesting,but I might have to watch it again to get some bits of it...
Finally got Mrs gut wax to watch the documentary film Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
2 alien thumbs up
wow, you're really motoring through the noirs. Caught is a pretty rare one.
some of my other favorites:
Murder, My Sweet
Just watched Zombieland (2009) with a buddy. Rather cheesy movie that falls somewhere between ordinary zombie-flick and zombie-spoof. Some good humor and good casting though. I freaking love Woody Harrelson, and I find Emma Stone attractive in an unconventional way (haha, I notice how objectifying I'm being here, only noting the female cast for how they look, but sadly that's how commercial movies are made).
Watched Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) after that. Highly moving picture. Set in a near-future America where climate problems have began to show and a group of outcasts have built their village outside of the safe society. Visually stunning, values originality and emotion over glibness, and music and acting was nice too.
Not too long ago I watched Hiroshima mon amour (1959) directed by Alain Resnais. Follows a French actress who has an affair with a Japanese man while she's in Hiroshima to film an anti-war movie. They share their differing perspectives on the war, and the story is told in a rather fragmented way. Also a visually stunning movie. The script is written by the great novelist Marguerite Duras (I highly recommend her novel L'amand for those who should be interested in that kind of thing), and the dialogue is very memorable, fragmented much like the film, and with Duras' characteristic pulsating use of repetitions. Emmanuelle Riva acts wonderfully in it I think, and she's actually still going strong having played lead in the oscar awarded Amour in 2012.
It was pretty good.
Bad Words - "A spelling bee loser sets out to exact revenge by finding a loophole and attempting to win as an adult." Hilarious. Jason Bateman was great in this, and the way he shamelessly delivers some of the jokes. Easily offended people will get easily offended watching this, so I suggest giving it a skip. Otherwise enjoy, lol...
Running On Empty (1988) - Damn,River Phoenix was such a great young actor. Gone way too soon...
Drink (2014) (short)
(It's on YouTube)
"...a sci-fi cautionary tale that follows Alice and her two sons, Clint and Billy, as they flee their home in the middle of the night."
Some soild clichés throughout, still very watchable. It lacked a little more context to make some of the character's actions more believable.
Pennywise was quite crabby
The epic documentary film Airplane
The Dark Mirror (1946) - Olivia de Havilland. Psychological, crime film.
Four Adventures Of Reinette and Mirabelle (1987)
what about Auntman ?? or mission impossible ? are these good ?
Watched Black Rock with Kate Bosworth and Lake Bell about three women that go camp in a desert island and end being chased by hunters. Average only and extremely short.
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