Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by jamesblakefan#1, Mar 22, 2010.
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!
Funny you should mention that, I saw it yesterday and totally agree. Was full of great action, nods to the past and it moved at such a quick pace that you didn't have time to check your watch. Always a good sign! Thought Arnie's deadpan comments, expressions and attempts to act human were hilarious too.
When it comes to reviews on films like that, bad reviews usually mean it's a good film, from my experience anyway. Reviewers seem to want some arty cinematography and deep lying hidden messages. They seem to totally miss the point with those kind of films.
Woody Allen's recently released drama features Joachin Phoenix as a tormented philosophy professor struggling with meaning and mortality. Worthwhile.
The Secret of Santa Vittoria - 1969. Anna Magnani, Anthony Quinn.
Very interesting and funny film about an Italian village who need to hide their wine which the Germans are coming to take.
Magnani plays the wife with a big mouth. Reminds me of some of those wives in Asterix the Gaul who would beat men with fish, lol.
I am going to watch Mr. Holmes in another 30 minutes
And Bajrangi Bhaijaan tomorrow
I had no idea there was such a movie. Seems to have good reviews. Will keep an eye open for the torrent.
How was it ?
Ian McKellen must be the oldest actor to tackle this role and I think I'll like that twist on Holmes when I see it.
Yes, that's what i was thinking, too.
Long. Boring if you are not into the whole Holmes thing. And it is more about emotions than intellect.
BB was watchable. Quite fun actually.
Hollywood Homicide (2003)
Good fun and lots of laughs.
I am not into the new Holmes TV show, but i'll wait for more reviews. Reviews seem to be good.
It is more about aging than about detective work. Almost no detective work. The strange twist is this:
Holmes and Watson were created by Arthur Conan Doyle.
Watson chronicled Holmes' adventures
In this movie, Holmes claims that Watson misrepresented him and eventually he had to fit into the role created by Watson
Now, with Watson gone, Holmes can be himself
BUT both of them were created by Conan Doyle! The trick is to make it so believable that you forget that Holmes is a fictional character and instead think that the real Holmes is being shown now and not the fictional one created by Watson, who himself is a fictional character!!! That the movie can pull this off speaks to its greatness.
Break Point (2014)
Two estranged brothers reunite to make an improbable run at a grand slam tennis tournament.
Lust For Life - 1956 - Kirk Douglas plays Vincent van Gogh, Anthony Quinn plays Paul Gauguin.
Nice movie. I think I'll be seeing Rembrandt (1938) next.
How was it?
Finally saw that there A Beautiful Mind (2001).
Am rather ambivalent towards it. It was generally okay. Some decent acting chops from Crowe and Connelly (especially the latter). But I sort of felt it took ambiguous themes and resolved them in a rather dully and "safe" manner. I also somewhat agree with the point that I have seen several bring up, namely that it's hard to take the usually strong and hunkish Russell Crowe quite seriously as the weak and fragile Nash.
Anyways, I have for some reason hardly watched film for some time now, and that obviously has to change....
Timely, since the real life Nash and his wife were killed in a car accident in Princeton recently.
have some funny moments. Light family drama between two brothers. Worth a watch. Decent tennis scenes.
Will it be disappointing for those who've seen Panda-emonium in the Park - II* (LeeD vs Sureshs) -- the Ultimate tennis match. (or Battle at the Border).
Documentary is a different genre. You should be ok. Of course, life is always stranger than fiction.
Just a comment on Strangers on a Train, mentioned, above- it involved a Wimbledon tennis match and a man trying to plant a cigarette lighter with criss-crossed tennis rackets.
And, by the way, we just saw Paper Towns. Not a good movie at all- very far from good.
Shouldn't you also watch The Agony And The Ecstasy? It was another film adapted from a novel about a famous artist by Irving Stone, author of Lust For Life. Charlton Heston plays Michelangelo and Rex Harrison plays Pope Julius II. It was directed by the great Carol Reed who made The Third Man, one of my all-time favorite dramas.
That's just what I was thinking last night. Then while pouring over my movie collection i discovered I actually had TAaTE. I read these books when i was 15/16. We had them at home. Then i found that i also had a 1991 movie called van Gogh. So i have all these movies lined up to see. We've already started Rembrandt, so these will follow.
edit: Gotta see The Third Man once again. Loved it.
Yep, Dial M for Murder has a recently retired tennis player who takes to crime.
Big Hero 6 - "The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes." A fun animated film while stuck with several workmates. Dem feels only animated children movies can give you.
Then we watched The Human Centipede 3.
Rembrandt 1936 - Charles Laughton.
Interesting movie about Rembrandt's life. Focuses less on his paintings than on the problems in his life. They show almost no paintings of his, unlike Lust for Life which showed a lot of his paintings (many were photographs from museums and owners, and others were copies made by an American art teacher). This movie focused on his marriages, children and poverty. But very interesting. Sad life. 17th century. Married a rich lady, but then she died early so he was left very poor till the end. Seems to have lived off others.
Started Van Gogh (1991) which is in French, but had a totally out of sync subtitle, so gave up after 30 minutes. Found another copy with subtitles, so will see again next week.
Blade Runner for the nth time.
I just gotta see that again.
Insurgent - 5/10
Mysterious Skin - 6/10...Really messed up movie, just didn't get the appeal, but it's generally had great reviews..
Has anyone seen "White God"?
Looks interesting. Seen it? Any good?
I've been away on holiday so haven't seen many movies for quite a while. Did see 'Focus' on the plane,which was pretty average 4/10
Horrible Bosses 2, it was surprisingly good.
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