Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by jamesblakefan#1, Mar 22, 2010.
Rented The ides of march: waste of time
It's Kind of a Funny Story - very enjoyable.
American Pie Beta House - predictable, but funny.
Carlito's Way, brilliant film.
Margin Call. Well worth checking out.
Drive, with Ryan Gosling. Very gritty film, lots of violence. Not as good as the book, but Albert Brooks makes a pretty good bad guy.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes - surprisingly good IMHO.
I'm also working my way through the whole Samurai Champloo series on netflix streaming.
Great sound track as well
Amadeus (1984), director's cut.
Again. For the fourth (fifth?) time.
Seriously, this is probably my favorite movie.
Alaska, into the Wilderness, a look into the life of 4 families living the isolated lifetyle in wild Alaska 50 miles from the nearest neighbor.
Warrior. Amazing flick. Nolte deserves the Oscar nod for playing himself.
The Natural - great baseball film
Complete Intensity, but deep at certain points... Very good but very harsh!
Oh thats too bad...
I want to see this, mainly to support Lucas putting money up (couldn't get financing) to produce a big budget film with majority minority cast.
Really liked "The Grey". Best movie I've seen this year.
Started watching Red cliff, a chinese dynasty war movie, it's a little bloody at in beginning with women children being slaughtered. We'll see how it continues tonight.
Margin Call, really liked it the story, the acting and the directing was awesome.
"Puss in Boots" - best film I've seen in years, actually the first film I've seen in years. Still, very good. Funny and moving.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - finally saw it, disappointing.
Didn't like the English voice over, subtitles would have been better. Expected so much more, I guess I watched it a decade too late.
Chronicle, loved it
Cedar Rapids: Overall, pretty entertaining and some of the one liners from John C Reilly keep us laughing at this one.
Vertigo: Whatever happened to Kim Novak?
Finally got to see The Artist, which exceeded even my very high expectations. I thought it was wonderful and am eager to see it a second time. The lead actor delivered a remarkable performance, I thought.
The Help......finally Viola Davis front and center. I admired her in the short bits I saw her in earlier movies, which she always shined.
whats eating gilbert grape.
Hello Dolly. Great movie.
Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest
Great film for lovers of Tribe and hip-hop. Made me go back to my mp3 player and load up all my favorite Tribe songs. Been rocking that playlist for the past week.
Loved Tribe because their music was still cool, but they ween't trying to be gangsters or thugs. It was just about rhymes and incredible beats.
Saw Gran Torino on tv.
Favorite line: "We used to stack ****s like you five feet high in Korea, use you for sandbags!"
The tree of Life ... I kind of liked because the director tried a different approach to show the internal struggle people have in life but it did not needed to be so complicated. Beautiful photography though.
Watching 'The Tree of Life' is like watching paint dry. It's for the artsy fartsy crowd.
Sean Penn is completely pointless and irrelevant in the movie.
I like Terrence Malick. Have you watched his Thin Red Line ?
Thats not cool man. Think about what you are saying.
Ghost Rider 2. Not as good as the first, there wasn't anything as cool as seeing Sam Elliott riding on a burning horse in the moonlit desert with Ghost Rider by his side.
Still some fun moments though, and Nic Cage was back to his crazy best.
Some good action flicks have been on recently that I like. Past week or so I've watched Blade, Commando, and Eraser.
Edit: As soon as I post I realize what a dope I am! I forgot one of the classics! Die Hard was on the other day as well
American History X
A little crudely organized but an effective treatise on intolerance. More soul satisfying than entertaining.
The Way Back...
I always thought LakeBaikal was bigger and oriented W/E.
Lake Mungo .....good stuff
The Graduate(1967) 'One word: plastics'
Good animation and CGI, very disappointing plot storyline and ending.
Last time I saw her she fell off a bell tower
Killer Elite, it was better than staring at the wall.
Teens with supernatural powers. Predictably, not all goes well. An entertaining first film from a 26 year old director.
Will be heading out to see A Mysterious Island today
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968). Great soundtrack!
The End of the Affair - 1999. Ralph Fiennes is brilliant, good performances by the other two main actors as well. I would recommend it, well worth watching.
Wow, Commando is on yet again! For anyone who hasn't seen it, it's just as good for the one liners as it is for the action. This is one of my favorite parts in.
why? it was one of those days when I wanted to watch a bad movie :/
Walt Kowalski said that not me
She does actually.
FYI, imo, this is the first movie that comes very close to describing the ground reality. Other wall st movies are a bit of stretch.
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