Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by jamesblakefan#1, Mar 22, 2010.
Forced myself through 30 minutes of Guardians of the Galaxy. Not sure if i want to complete it.
The Bank Job - 2008 - Jason Statham. Based on the 1971 Baker Street robbery. Interesting.
The Color Purple - 1985 - Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey and even a tiny role for Laurence Fishburne (credited as Larry).
Kill Bill, volume One. A great classic. Love me some Tarantino.
Caught that yesterday. Fun movie for kids.
The HBO movie starring Pacino and Mirren.
A Danish film called The Hunt(very good)
The Drop. Great film if you like dark thrillers. Gandolfinis last film and he does a great job.
The Getaway (1972) - McQueen, Ali McGraw.
Interesting heist movie. More about the getaway.
The Elephant Man (1980) - Anthony Hopkins. About a disfigured man (John Hurt). Also has John Gielgud and Anne Bancroft.
The Getaway is fantastic. McQueen Is my favorite actor. I had a poster of McQueen on my wall as a child. I was 4 years old when he died and I still remember my Dad telling me. One of my earliest memories. Getaway is probably my favorite McQueen film. That film is about as cool as it gets. The only thing I remember being close was Payback with Mel Gibson...my other favorite actor.
Inglourious Basterds (2009) - Tarantino. Christopher Waltz.
Odd Thomas - A good horror movie with elements of comedy in it. Never heard of it, before I watched it with some family. Quite surprised.
Heaven's Gate. Brilliant. If anything it needs to be longer. Add an extra hour in the right places and it could be the greatest film ever made.
The Score (2001) - DeNiro, Brando, Ed Norton. Heist movie. Interesting, taut.
Out of Africa (1985) - Streep, Redford.
Enjoyed it greatly. Lovely scenery. Nice slow pace.
Seven Academy awards including Best Picture, Direction (Sydney Pollack), Cinematography, Original Score (John Barry).
Sling Blade (1996) - Billy Bob Thornton.
Enjoyed it a lot. The kid is amazing too. Reminded me a lot of Forrest Gump.
Thanks a lot, all of you who recommended it.
Oh, by the way, I saw The Piano a month back. Enjoyed it greatly. Holly Hunter, Sam Neill, Anna Paquin.
Men of Honor (2000)
Excellent, touching film about defeating ignorance and racism in the military. De Niro played the bigotted drill commander who wisens up perfectly.
WOW, WOW, just watched the "Equalizer". it was Awsome movie. just proves Denzel is the GOAT actor in holliwood.....
Better than the Television series?
and also I am looking forward to seeing "THE DROP". this is highly acclaimed movie by Gandolfini and it is supposed to be really Awsome..........
Did you see the director's cut of Sling Blade? It's like 2 and a half hours and the only version I've seen. I wouldn't want anything cut out...
Sophie's Choice (1982) - Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline (debut).
The version i saw was 2 hours 14 mins. So probably not the director's cut. I'll see that next time in a couple months, maybe.
Just watched the equalizer, good movie
Jamesy Boy - Not too bad, a lot like American History X, but just not as good.
For the past four days I've been visiting my Mom, which means lots of movies mostly on Netflix but did go to the theater for The Imitation Game, here are my reviews
The Imitation Game - 3 stars, good acting, good story, a little long but worth it.
The Good Lie- 4 stars, good movie, should have done better in the theaters ! The actors are all Sudanese refugees, amazing.
The November Man- 3 stars, classic spy/action movie, worth seeing if you like that kind of movie or if you like Pierce Brosnan being a bad ***.
The Intouchables-5 stars, what a great movie ! French film from 2011, very well done and very funny.
This is where I leave you - 2 stars, but I did enjoy it, because I like Tina Fey and Jason Bateman (outside of horrible bosses).
Saw 'the equalizer' ...pretty bad movie. It was so over the top it came off as lame. The whole movie had a "Oh, come on. " Feel to it. And it was so unoriginal and cliche'd every step of the way. Danzel in distress, corrupt cops extorting poor minorities (this one really took the cake btw...LAME-OH!!), stick-up register guy, final shootout in home depot, sh*t...it even managed to have the 'hero walking in slow motion through the rain' scene...AND IT WAS INDOORS!! the only thing that was supposed to be cool about this movie were the action scenes and u couldnt appreciate those kuz the whole thing was so dark, most of the time u couldnt see anything. 3.5/10 for me. I could go on and on with this one, but im too lazy. :-/
Compulsion (1959) - based on the Leopold and Loeb case. Orson Welles plays the defence lawyer.
NO way. a well trained in kungfu and navy seal CIA agent can do those things. it is very realistic..... you have no idea how good these trained assassins are..
Tak3n (although Tak2n was better imho) is much better than Equalizer.
is that a movie or cartoon ?
Liam Neeson isn't cartoonesque last time I checked. He's a bankable star with all his action roles these days.
Are you talking about this movie ?
Seeing the 2014 version of A trip to Bountiful. Vanessa Williams.
Nearly not as good as our so-cal trained 3.5 bionic poasters, no ?
I also saw Niam Neeson's to Walk among the graveyard. VERY good movie again. very exciting suspenseful
I watched The Dark Knight tonight for the first time since I went to see it at the cinema. Heath Ledger is so good in that film!
Exodus, Gods And Kings - I enjoyed it, the effects were good, but it might have been a tad too long...
Cassavetes' Husbands(1970). A little disappointing,definitely could have been edited down...
22 Jump Street. Some are calling it better than the first, but I don't see it; I didn't really laugh until halfway through the movie, though the second half was really funny, full of meta humor. It was at its best when it flirted with breaking the fourth wall. The credits-gag was priceless.
Just kinda sat through this French film called Sarah's Key by Gilles Paquet-Brenner broadcast on NBC. (Hard to watch a movie when you're writing yet another dissertation on aesthetics.) Was surprised that a major network would show a foreign film, though it did star Kristin Scott Thomas and this was in the wee hours of the morning.
Can't really write a synopsis for obvious reasons, but just wanted to call attention to that interesting fact.
Has anyone watched Big eyes? Tim Burton movie featuring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz.
Went to the movies yesterday, really enjoyed it (and it is a true story)
The Package (1989) - Gene Hackman, Tommy Lee Jones. Nice cold-war thriller.
He was so good that Jack Nicholson looked amateurish.:-|
Saw Theory of Everything and The Imitation Game in past few weeks. Both are excellent.
'City of God'. Excellent movie
Finally saw Frozen. Quite overrated. Tangled was MUCH better.
Yeah, it's one of my favorites. A riveting picture.
Both were good.
Next on your list is Big Hero 6?
very good movie
No, the main character resembles Sasuke too much.
Automata (2014) - quite interesting scifi movie, post-apocalyptic, superior machines ... Antonio Banderas. Panned by reviewers for being hollow and cliched.
Up in the Air (2009) - Clooney. Quite nice.
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