Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by jamesblakefan#1, Mar 22, 2010.
Boyhood - Boy, was it long !!!
2:45 !! I still have 20 minutes left to see.
I thought it was explained that some patient or other accidentally popped him where he went that day.
Yeah that movie was so cool. Notice how he barely blinked the entire time? That was something he worked on so his character could seem even more sociopathic.
Thank you! Full of plot holes throughout, sometimes you can accept 1 or 2, but this was so contrived and full of them that you get distracted from the movie itself.
Also casting Neil Patrick Harris was just a terrible decision, he was so bad, so so bad.
The only reason it's rated so highly on IMDB is because people who are fanatics of David Fincher movies are blinded to these gaping plot holes by his "cool" style of movie making...If you go and read the boards there you'll see there are a lot of people that actually agree this movie is crud.
Don't get me wrong, I think Fincher is great, he's done some of the greatest movies ever, and also House Of Cards, but this is his worst work by far.
You guys do know Gone Girl is an adaption of a book, right? It met it's standards even though the book is more better since a book is always better than the adaption but it was a fantastic film just because of the actress, she played the role very well.
It's rated highly because of the suspense and the fact that a woman character can be so scary.
I know its based on a movie. I dont see how that's relevant. I havent read the book but if this movie stayed true to the book, then the book is crap too. :-/
And thx bad_knee. Glad to see im not alone on this one.
I also felt it was a crap movie
The movie does the book no justice, Fincher messed up, it's a contrived mess full of plot holes. All IMO of course.
The Manchurian Candidate - (1962)
Turns out, there is indeed mystery surrounding this. Details are unclear, according to sources near the scene.
Is this one good, Senti? Been hearing good things about it, but since you made no comment I'm curious about your thoughts on it.
Last one I watched was "The wolf of Wall Street". Not the best from Scorsese (probably due to unsavory subject matter), but still good.
Well. yes the reviews are outstanding. But personally i don't think i cared for it.
Perhaps in another time if i re-watch it, i may like it. But i was actually bored at parts and even checking the AO news on my mobile.
Anyway, don't take my word for it. See it and decide for yourself.
(Since you are new here, let me tell you ... don't go by my opinions, I am a certified nut )
You seem to know a lot about movies and to have good taste. To tell you the truth, that's the only reason I'm addressing you, since otherwise you seem to be a snob and a jerk (perhaps only rivalled by that other seedy poaster, Stringertom).
Among my many other unexpected virtues.
The first rule of tennis club is do not talk about tennis club.
The second rule of tennis club ... Wait. You watched a movie during a slam? You have that kind of free time?
Sentinel is so talented that not only can he watch a movie during a tennis tournament. He can slam too.
Just saw Into The Woods. Folks and me enjoyed.
Sir, I retired many moons ago. I show a movie to my Mum every evening (that's hours after the AO telecast is over here). And while we are at it, i was watching matches today whilst finishing up a couple crosswords. Of course, i would not dare to do crosswords whilst Sir Rogi is playing, you don't want to insult Sir Rogi.
Oh so, insulting a cramping lefty Mallorcan is alright?
Watched American Sniper. Next up is Blackhat.
The Guest and The Judge last week.
Interstellar IMAX on the big screen, some while ago.
Didn't go to the cinema for a while, because I actually didn't find anything interesting.
I would go this weekend to see Birdman though.
The Purge: Anarchy. Finally got around to seeing it. A bit better than the first...It's such a good idea for a film, I just think that they could do a bit more than they have done...
The 2nd purge is way better than the 1st. Looking foward to # 3
my Question is if this was real,,,,,,,,would people really do the Purge or just hide and not come out ??
Très bien, mon ami. So sweet.
I do not get to hang with my mother enough, but when we do get together, our priorities are to watch Monsieur Rog, tennis in general, and sometimes a good movie from the AFI list. She used to play a decent game of tennis. Solid one hander, too, for a petite woman. She recently saw "driving miss daisy" and "mrs doubtfire" and told me it would have been nice to have watched those together.
I am sure you treasure your time with her.
Best wishes and God bless,
Yes, i do treasure these moments. Her last years. I did show her Driving Miss Daisy recently, and Mrs Doubtfire last year. And yes, she does watch Rogi matches with me. We are watching Seppi vs Rog right now, 4th set.
How were these 2 ? I have them with me, are they worth watching ?
Interstellar is terrible, in my view. I don't understand the broad public. Why this is popular mystifies me.
The story is too replete with exposition, and most of it is too vacuous to matter. I suppose some people are interested in the hard science, but this is banal in fiction form, no?
Worst of all, Nolan takes himself too darn seriously and drains all the fun of out of the experience. He is not Kubrick, and is too invested in characters and their uninteresting journeys to produce genuine awe.
Finally, the visual effects are unpleasant. I am not going to say that they are not good, but I do not liked the washed out, mechanical feel of this company's effects, and I felt the same way about Inception. More fake running water. Why? Give me WETA any day of the week.
Tired of Nolan regular Michael Caine, and the overexposed Matt Damon.
Finally, Iceland is lovely, but I could have watched Planet Earth for that. Please transport me to another world, rather than grounding me in one I already know.
Well said. I thought I was the only person underwhelmed by Interstellar. I didn't hate the movie but I'd never want to see it again. I grew up in Alaska...I've seen enough glaciers...Nolan easily could've come up with something a little more interesting visually.
I enjoyed Interstellar as an experience. It is a movie that really has to be seen in a movie theatre. I agree it is a very flawed film,but one that I was able to enjoy for the visuals if nothing else. When I spend 3 hours of my time watching a single movie,I like to feel it hasn't been a total waste...
Went to see "The Imitation Game" last week, what an utterly brilliant film, about an incredible man and highlights just how horribly he was treated - especially given that until quite recently very little was known in the public about his phenomenal achievements.
has anyone seen "Fury" yet?
Whiplash - interesting.
^^^ Senti - i'm really interested in seeing that (mostly from a coach/pupil relationship perspective - i'm sad like that!) - what are your thoughts on it?
American Sniper. Great movie. Very moving.
Seen Blackhat (it could've passed as Al and Bob's sub plot in The Heat) and I'm disappointed being a Michael Mann fan! It must be a bleep in his part I hope OR I can just blame it on the writer. So, in the meantime my goto guy will and shall be Chris Nolan--still!:wink:
I loved the music, but lemme confess that i do not know about Jazz, so i cannot say much. I was really moved by the drum solo in the end.
I totally agree about the toughness of the coach/master -- as a supervisor i had some of my best results when i was critical with a subordinate -- and i mean in terms of improving a subordinate. The biggest improvements came when i was scathing. However, i didn't like the strong language.
Movies like this also give the lay person the impression that the difference between the top/winners and the also-rans is the discipline or training put in. From what i have seen, that only plays a role after talent is taken into account. The other drummers are implied as lazy. In reality, they would have all put in incredible hours of practice, but the one with higher talent would have come out. But i guess when you make a movie, its easier to show hard work/blood/sweat than talent.
You should see it, hope you enjoy it.
Selma - Liked it. Much respect to King for a non-violent resistance.
\It's really hard to believe that all this was happening in the 60's, even though America liberated Na*i camps after the WW2 (around 1945).
Maximagq's goal is to become the Alan Turing of the 21st century minus the homosexuality
I know I'm late to the party, saw Gothika last nite (2003?). Okay flick.
Good action film. Under the radar atm.
Still Alice - Julianne Moore. Alzheimer's. Good.
Entertaining and funny, a winning combination!
Two days, one night - French.
Directed by the Dardenne brothers (The Kid with a Bike).
The interview. Much better than expected! I hate franco but loved him in this one. He was fantastic.
Saw it SAT nite. Was okay, a bit vulgar, but had some scenes where I was LOL.
"Romance With A Double Bass," with John Cleese and Connie Booth, was not a very good short film, but Connie looked good.
"Monty Python: The Other British Invasion"
"Under The Skin" with Scarlett Johansson
Narnia : Voyage Of The Dawn Treader waiting for the next one not out till 2018 long agonising wait for a die hard fan of The Narnia series!! Also a fan of the HP series and hoping for another Harry Potter movie as well seems JK Rowling is writing another HP book!!!
^ Do you mean JKR is starting a new series with HP's kids ?
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