Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by jamesblakefan#1, Mar 22, 2010.
I watched the movie Thor a few days ago. It was pretty good. I like the scene where they were fighting "The Destroyer" in the village.
I don't think I'm going to bother. The last time I watched a movie to "understand the hype" (Avatar) I wanted my money back.
Silver Linings Playbook
Funny and charming romance, well written with snappy but authentic diaglogue, DiNiro is terrific. With a plot that evolves towards a dance contest and an Eagles game, it's the perfect date movie.
A Christmas Story
Bad(IMO). It was a mishmash mix of old B movies and old kung fu movies. Instead watch something like The Four Assasins or Challenge of The Masters.
The Guns of Navaronne. A great adventure story.
Top-notch Tarantino, extremely entertaining.
^^I have been hearing good things about that movie! wasn't sure if it was worth paying to see at the movies though. If its anything like From Dusk Til Dawn I'd love it.
^^ It's a long film, about 2.7 hours, yet it never felt like it dragged at all.
This one never gets old.
21 Jump Street
Great movie that gives a great spin on insurrectionism.
Had time to catch some movies this holiday:
Hobbit in 3D IMAX - awesome visual and audio experience! Movie was a bit longer than needed, but it didn't quite feel like 3 hours. The clip of the next Star Trek in IMAX 3D that they ran in the previews guarantees I'll be going back to that theater!!!
Men in Black 3 - Meh... so-so. Sort of fun but nothing new.
Amazing Spider Man - don't know why I go suckered into watching the reboot of the reboot... I think they improve the way spidey swings through the city every film. Plot was so-so, standard comic book stuff with make-believe science. Pretty average super hero movie.
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - good but nothing new.
Lawrence of Arabia
March of the wooden soldiers with Laurel & Hardy. Fantastic old movie.
Saw the Hobbit today. Very good! The 48 frame per second 3D. Very sharp visuals, great pacing, looking forward to parts 2 and 3
i watched zero dark thirty. if you're american, it's a must see. great movie.
That is one of the best films of recent times. Fantastic adaptation of the book and surely one to get remade in English eventually to cater for audiences with a low tolerance for foreign languages/subtitles (i.e. America).
Sleepwalk with Me
Very good !
Finally saw Prometheus. Eh...
I saw Les Miserables two days ago and I have to say, it's the best musical I've ever seen.
With a star studded cast featuring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, and Dakota Fanning, I came in with high expectations. Each and every cast member thoroughly impressed me. What was more impressive was the fact that they all sang the songs live instead of voicing over the scenes with pre-recorded songs. And Tom Hooper's style was very evident as the cinematography was wonderful (he also directed The King's Speech). Plus, the story was all new to me as I had never read the play nor seen any other renditions of it. I was beyond compelled by the stories of love, revolution, and redemption in this movie, and at that I highly recommend it to everyone!
Also, I saw Django Unchained yesterday. It might as well be titled Tarantino Unchained because it was pure Tarantino with the big, bold comic texts, gushing blood and gore, and viciously dark humor. Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, and Leonardo DiCaprio are all brilliant, and though the movie is a little too long nearing three hours, it manages to thrill, entertain, and draw in some big laughs (with a few cameos too). Just a word of caution: there is a LOT of profanity, so if you have a child, or if you are a child, you shouldn't let them see it.
Mesrine: Killer Instinct
Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 1
2-part French film about the infamous Jacques Mesrine
Vincent Cassel was just brilliant
How did you not understand it? They literally have text at the beginning of the movie explains the concept of the Hunger Games. And then a video in the movie is played that clarifies some exposition and setting. And I'm not saying it's cool to depict kids being killed, even less killing one another, but if it's justified and established with a meaningful message, it's acceptable and actually compelling.
85% of critics agree with me. Check it out. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_hunger_games/
Lincoln. Good movie. Narrowly focused on approx 3 month period prior to assassination.
Great jungle movie made by Ruggero Deodato in the early 80's. Some very gruesome scenes, especially one where a tortoise/turtle gets killed and ripped apart, had me turning my eyes away and resting them on the girl for a while. The movie basically makes fun of the Mondo "documentaries" that were quite popular back then.
Theater: "Django Unchained," almost up to the brilliance of Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" (Christoph Waltz is great again, along with Leo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson)
DVD: "Midnight in Paris," very literate and witty, and it makes me want to visit Paris once more (perhaps to see Rogi win his second French Open?)
Were you entertained? If so hollywood's people and their so-called critics earned their paychecks.
Enjoyable and touching movie, but I felt the ending was a bit weird. They could have used so many other methods to end the movie, but they used one that I thought didn't make sense.
MIB3 - Entertaining as were the 1st 2. Nothing new; the typical craziness that is MIB. Josh Brolin's deadpan stacatto delivery is very good as a young Agent K.
Bourne Legacy - Again, entertaining but just a new twist on the spy vs the Company theme from earlier Bournes. Of course the ending just screams for the next installment.
Rosemary baby - its awesome !!
Prometheus. Really enjoyed it.
Last Night with Kiera Knightly, Sam Worthington, Eva Mendes.
Can't wait to see Django...
Total Recall II cause it was 1.50 from that Red Box at the supermarket.
Guys save the 1.50. It was that bad.
I really want to see this. I hate remakes, and prefer the originals w/ subs.
Was in a mood for an easy watch and went with This is 40. It actually is pretty good if you are in the mood for Paul Rudd to Rudd it up and his wife to complain a lot in that shrill voice.
I may have liked i more due to the music business relevance, but its definitely a good movie if you need to appease a wife/GF on movie night.
I'm looking forward to the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3d movie. I might have to see that over the weekend.
'Life of Pi' was one of the best films I've ever seen. It's beautiful.
Wow! That's hard to do.
I dug it and if you like the directors prior flicks, I'd highly recommend it. If you didn't like his prior stuff, you'll probably feel the same here.
Birbiglia is hilarious. Great flick.
As someone in a very long term relationship, I found this movie incredibly disturbing. Seemed like a very realistic depiction of the events that lead up to an affair.
Jack Reacher. Really good actually.
Watched Ip Man on NetFlix last night. Not really a fan of martial arts flicks anymore, but this was a surprisingly good movie. Looking forward to watching part 2 tonight.
Zero Dark Thirty
Exceptionally well made thriller (though we all know how it ends). Has a documentary feel so it's short on character development, but the performances are splendid.
Watch the Korean movie Man From Nowhere, it's on Netflix too.
Don't know how many times I've seen it by now, but I can't help but watch it when it airs on TV.
Ever go to a comedy and NOBODY in the audience laughs? We saw this film by default when our first choice was sold-out, and the silence was deafening. Comedy, Steve Martin once said, is not pretty, and this film makes the mistake of trying to be sweet and sentimental, which destroys the chance of real humor. Avoid this dog.
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