Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by jamesblakefan#1, Mar 22, 2010.
Thin Red Line , my fav movie of all time...very thought provoking.
Just OK. Better than your average romantic comedy I guess. I did get a little depressed regarding Steve Martin. I know it's natural and unavoidable, but he seems to have passed a threshold where he has aged into someone that is a ghost of the former Steve Martin. There was a certain presence that he brought to every movie I've seen him in, but it was completely gone in this one...
And very sleep provoking too - as is the case with most Malick films.
Good film. Absolutely fabulous last shot/closing credit sequence.
Soul Kitchen. Good fun.
Just saw 'From paris with love' starring John Travolta.
It wasn't great. John Travolta wasn't exactly believable as an action hero and the plot was just silly.
I figured the same thing, and i havent even seen it
This weekend I watched 'Taken'. It wasn't as good as I expected. A bit too far fetched for my tastes.
"The Producers." Funny.
The Thin Red Line is beautiful ! Great cinematography, amazing music, great screenplay, and awesome acting by a great cast.
Its not a standard Hollywood action film and should not be viewed with that mindset...if you watch the movie with some attention you will be rewarded.
It's in my netflix instant queue... probably will watch tonight
The idea of people watching these types of movies on laptop computers is depressing...
yeah, too bad I'm not watching it on my computer, I own an XBOX and watch it through that friendo.... it's hooked up to our 42" flatscreen Samsung. So it it will be an enjoyable watch
Well, that's better than watching it on a laptop. But God intended us to see certain movies in the theater, and it's too bad we don't always have that opportunity.
The demo disk for my Blu-ray player is cinematically beautiful also. That doesn't make it a great movie.
Thanks for the primer on how to properly enjoy "cinema" but I am very open-minded when viewing and there hasn't been a movie made that I was unable to comprehend.
While the TRL may have had a great cast, the casting for the movie was awful. What I said in my previous post was that the TRL was a great sleep inducer. For 98% of the population it will outperform Ambien. It's a movie only a film student could love and even one of those, speaking honestly, would admit to its shortcomings.
Are you serious ? The casting was great...Sean Penn as Sgt. Welsh and James Caviezel as Pvt. Witt, were amazing and the rest of the cast was great.
Well that is your view....sometimes one thinks he understands everything but in reality they dont.
I loved the movie, if everyone in the world thinks otherwise, i dont care The Thin Red Line is in my top 5 movies of all times
EDIT: The movie was nominated for 7 oscars...
Serious. I should have taken the opportunity during the John Travolta-as-a-General scene to ask for my money back from the theater manager.
Slow your roll, subz. Slow your roll.
But you must care. Once you have lost the capacity to care, you are no longer human.
I dont take any of your comments seriously now....you can use terms like "slow your roll" and sound badass but this is just an internet forum...you think Thin Red Line is boring ...good for you ! I am not wasting more time on this....
And I couldn't take a movie full of soldier-poets seriously so I guess we're even.
Which one did you like best.
Just saw "Shoot 'Em Up." Had no idea an action movie could be so hilarious.
The Mel Brooks one w/Zero Mostel. Right up there with the Twelve Chairs.
watching precious right now. Only 13 mins in and oh my bloody gad!:shock:
Are there really mothers like the mother portrayed in this movie? too sad! Because there's no dramatic music yet it makes the scenes all too real already.....i'm scared to watch the rest.
"Lebanon," made in 2009, now in release in USA. Interesting if only because the entire film is shot inside an army tank. Typical of the young generation of Israeli filmmakers in that it depicts the enemy sympathetically, and points out the flaws of Israeli policy. Gripping.
The portrayal of the mother may be over the top at times, but the actress does give an excellent performance and it's a fine film. Stick with it.
The entire film inside a tank? Is that all you see, or do you see what they are looking at outside the tank as well? How was it watching that for 90 or whatever minutes? The notion of that makes one long for the expansiveness of "My Dinner with Andre".
There are views out the tank through the gunner's scope. The warrior's myopia metaphorically expressed. The movie is draining to watch, lots of tension and danger.
Have you watched The Beast of War ...it has a similar theme. Its about the Russian invasion of Afghanistan and about a tank crew. Good movie.
No....heard about it, got good feedback.
Just finished "I Love You Man". Wasn't as funny as I expected, still a good movie. And Rashida Jones is sexy as hell.
speed. pretty funny.
The Shining. It's in my all time top 5 now.
Edge of Darkness
Either Mel Gibson is really short or everyone else in the film was very tall.
The White Ribbon
Saw Devil yesterday
Resident Evil: Afterlife (3D)
Yes The Shining is an awesome movie and also a great book.
The indiana jones series. after a while of watching i figured i didnt need the audio at all
SLAPPIN DA BASS MON
Watched "Wait Until Dark" with Audrey Hepburn (and a great acting job by Alan Arkin!) the other night. What a classic.
I watched a movie yesterday called The Autopsy, its a good movie.
Documentary called 'The Art of the Steal'. Another awesome recommendation by Netflix based on other movies I've rented. Thought it was about a break-in or relatives stealing some guy's paintings. Wasn't. But it's a very compelling story - with enough twists and turns and interesting characters to be a good fiction movie. Highly recommend.
The Running Man..... doesn't hold up well.
' City Park" funny flick, give it ***
^^Yeah, that one is funny. Love the scene at the end when everyone is trying to figure out WTF is going on!!
Watched "Robin Hood" last nite. Giving it a thumbs up!
I saw The Terminator yesterday, still one of my all time favs.
Finally got to watch "Mother"..................WOW.......Old BOy still is one of my favorite movies ever but "Mother" is definitely up there like you said. OK so it is unpredictable like Old Boy but the movie just keeps twisting, just as you though they could have ended it there. I still like Old Boy but......"Mother" is an awesome film and I'm sure Hollywood will make a trite, commercial, botched up version of it.
Like the one with Debbie Reynolds? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117091/
LOL.....that too....I dont know what that movie is looks like Im not watching it
Continuing my trend of movies that examine 'deviant' human behaviour (see The Shining), the last movie I watched was:
I never liked Bale until I saw him in this. The narratives on 80s new wave albums while simultaneously engaging in 'deviant' acts is the highlight of the movie. I'm really having to rearrange my all time fav. movies list....
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