Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by jamesblakefan#1, Mar 22, 2010.
13, ok but predictable. Will watch 13 Tzameti soon on Netflix.
What? Megan Fox is not attractive? No wonder you like George Clooney more.
"Hanna" is almost a one-joke comedy, unintentionally, the joke being an adolescent girl kicking butt on slews of evil bad guys. A kung fu film for low self-esteem young girls, a positive message to the Asbergers sufferer (Hanna was raised in the woods and lacks, well, social skills.)
Watched green lantern. So irresponsible jerk Hal Jordan gets super powers while pitiful, bullied Hector gets turned into a murderous bad guy- blech.....
Even at his best, I couldn't bring myself to like Hal much.
I'm not lining up to see the sequel where I guess someone gets a hold of the yellow ring.
Watched two old movies recently and they're definitely up there with the best I've ever seen.
The Shawshank Redemption and Unforgiven.
Shawshank Redemption is very good movie indeed. I saw it long time ago. I don't know about Unforgiven
Lebanon (2010) Takes place during the First Lebanese War of 1982.
going to try watching devils double tonight
funny...I watched Unforgiven again a couple days ago
it's surprising The Shawshank Redemption didn't do so well at the Oscar
7 nominations, no win, but it was up against Forrest Gump and Pulp Fiction
you still haven't watch Incendies?
Pretty sappy at times, but inspiring nonetheless.
Made me wonder about trying to play tennis with only one arm.
Medea was a very good movie, but just horrifying to watch.
Bethany came to the courts while I was playing in Kauai a couple weeks ago. Didn't get to meet her or hit with her, even though i wanted to, but I remember thinking how cool it was that she was out playing. The serve would be the only tricky part. I would line up with the ball balanced on the strings, then toss it up with the racket and serve. Not easy but could be done.
"Descendants" is not unlike Payne's other films, a slightly amusing, slightly akward look at middle age angst. Worthwhile if your first choice is sold-out.
when i was a junior, one of the best players in my age group in the country was born without a left forearm, so he had no left hand.
He was a pretty amazing player. He used hold the ball against the racket using his left elbow and toss it up from that position to serve.
Could be missed.
Sherlock Holmes, Game of Shadows. Very good, would watch again.
For a so-called comedy it had too few laughs, otherwise, watchable.
Vince Vaughn should quit.
It's not a movie but just watches the first series of Game Of Thrones while travelling recently. That is an awesome piece of TV I reckon. Can't wait for the second season.
The Longest Day
This D-Day docudrama is practically a documentary, and actually needed several directors because the Americans, Germans, and French are all depicted in their own scenes speaking their own languages. One curious coincidence: as the invasion begins we see Sean Connery in a landing craft playing a British soldier, and Gert Frobe on the beach playing a German officer. These two played opposite each other again two years later, Connery as James Bond, and Frobe as Aurich Goldfinger.
Yeah, that was The Longest Day. One of the all time great films, and a healthy roster of A-listers as well. John Wayne played the commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, if I recall properly. Most humorous of all is the guy whose parachute gets caught on a church steeple - a true story, and they even have a small diorama of that even at the 82nd Airborne museum on Ft. Bragg.
Just finishing up "Just go with it".
Not too shabby.
Excellent documentary showing now in art houses, examines the corruption of Russia under Putin through the case of billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky, imprisoned in Siberia for the last eight years. Very well done, as even handed as it could possibly be.
Talk about contrast; my last movie was Mr. Popper's Peguins. My kids could care less that its Jim Carrey, what's up with his career? (it is to be noted that the only movies I usually see are those that my children choose) While most are analyzing Sling Blade, I'm trying to figure out who's Chloe, in the latest Bratz movie.
^^ my daughter's in her 20s now and fortunately she acquired my taste for dark and disturbing films, so there's plenty to talk about.
never look at the moon the same way again!
Watching Tombstone at friend's apt in the afternoon after watching a NFL game
Oh yah, This Tombstone Town Is Too Tough To Die....
Man that chick was hot.
Too Big To Fail. Wow! Now I understand why we had to bail the banks out.
Melancholia ( lars von trier)
I really enjoyed it
It was pretty good, more for family.
Another one along similar lines is "Inside Job" narrated by Matt Damon. Very interesting and good insite to the policies leading up to the global recession.
bad plot, bad acting all around, bad casting
soundtrack that does not fit
uneccessary usage of slow motion (elevator kiss)
Nemo's dad playing a mobster...laughable
this movie sucks
For the same reasons you picked ( music, acting, plot), imo it's by far the best movie of the year!
This movie rules.
Shutter Island. Boring and poor ending.
"Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows" a bit too long, entertaining but you have to check your unbelief at the door and "Cowboys and Aliens" again entertaining if just for the cast
I re-watched "Captain America" on BD last night.
Watching it for the second time, almost 4 months after I saw it in a cinema, I was less impressed this time. It's nothing more than a 2 hour long setup for the "Avengers". Saying this I must admit that I'm a huge fan of superhero-movies. I liked the "Ironman"-movies much more.
Btw.: the trailer for "The Dark Knight Rising" looked promising.
Saw Mission Impossible 4 last Fri. Great action movie - almost no down time.
Network. Telling movie. Predictions do sometimes come true.
The other woman....
Another step-mom story. I don't like it...
THX 1138 by George Lucas. I thought it was absolutely fantastic.
"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" is a terrific film, weaving a murder mystery with a damaged girl's search for normality. Amazing sepia toned cinematography, definitely worth the time (two hours, forty minutes).
saw tintin on thursday, yes im a tintin nerd read all the books like 10 times each.
saw MI:4 today- absolutely awesome great action and pretty funny.
my parents favorite movie!!!!!!! But they said that the european version of the movie is alot better.
^^ they probably were worried about the film's length for American theatre owners, who get nervous if it's too long to have 2 evening showings. But they left some remarkably hot sex scenes in nonetheless.
Probably the only really good movie that has come out this year, which is very sad. I know people keep raving about "The girl with the dragon tattoo" but I refuse to watch the Hollywood version. Did they really have to make it so soon after the Swedish version was released? Come on...
Crazy, Stupid, Love - Interesting movie, but just kind of weird. It all came together at the end which was hilarious and tragic at the same time, but I don't really buy it.
And there were a lot of situations created with that typical Steve Carell awkward humor.
^^ "Dragon Tattoo" fascinating merely for the lineage of the female lead, Rooney Mara. One great-grandfather founded the Pittsburgh Steelers (Art Rooney), another great-grandfather founded the New York Giants (Tim Mara).
Clash of the Titans - Sam Worthington was wrong for this. Entertaining but not a patch on the original IMHO.
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