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Old 02-22-2013, 07:18 PM   #26
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:23 PM   #27
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Just saw Side by Side. Loved the film and found what the directors, DOPs had to say very interesting. But god damn it Keanu Reeves did you have to narrate and present it?

His dull monotone voice combined with awkward phrasing almost made it unwatchable.
Keanu was fine stop hatin! =p

I LOVED what Soderbergh had to say about film vs. digital. Wish I could watch with a purist and see/hear their reactions.
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:53 PM   #28
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With a new movie thread, I'm going to pimp my Oscar sheep/prediction game one more time.
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:54 PM   #29
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Oh that's fine, we like poggers in this forum.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:20 PM   #30
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Was ecstatic to see Pollack was on demand. There are two kinds of people in this world - those who like Ed Harris, and those who are wrong.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:44 PM   #31
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I haven't seen a film for a while now. No, I do not want your suggestions because I'm not interested either. Hope to read more of this thread than the last 2 I didn't open but once total, which is an average of 50% for each thread, but I can't half-open a thread, so I'll post here because why not?
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:46 PM   #32
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Thought about what you said. Stayed up half the night thinking about it. Something occurred to me... fell into a deep peaceful sleep, and haven't thought about you since. Do you know what occurred to me?

You're just a kid, you don't have the faintest idea what you're talkin' about.

So if I asked you about art, you'd probably give me the skinny on every art book ever written. Michelangelo, you know a lot about him. Life's work, political aspirations, him and the pope, sexual orientations, the whole works, right? But I'll bet you can't tell me what it smells like in the Sistine Chapel. You've never actually stood there and looked up at that beautiful ceiling; seen that. If I ask you about women, you'd probably give me a syllabus about your personal favorites. You may have even been laid a few times. But you can't tell me what it feels like to wake up next to a woman and feel truly happy. You're a tough kid. And I'd ask you about war, you'd probably throw Shakespeare at me, right, "once more unto the breach dear friends." But you've never been near one. You've never held your best friend's head in your lap, watch him gasp his last breath looking to you for help.

I'd ask you about love, you'd probably quote me a sonnet. But you've never looked at a woman and been totally vulnerable. Known someone that could level you with her eyes, feeling like God put an angel on earth just for you. Who could rescue you from the depths of hell. And you wouldn't know what it's like to be her angel, to have that love for her, be there forever, through anything, through cancer. And you wouldn't know about sleeping sitting up in the hospital room for two months, holding her hand, because the doctors could see in your eyes, that the terms "visiting hours" don't apply to you.

You don't know about real loss, 'cause it only occurs when you've loved something more than you love yourself. And I doubt you've ever dared to love anybody that much. And look at you... I don't see an intelligent, confident man... I see a cocky, scared ****less kid.

I have no clue why this reminded me of this monologue:

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Old 02-22-2013, 11:54 PM   #33
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:53 AM   #34
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Staying in nickel-diming Hyatt in La Jolla. Underdressed for free salsa dancing in the bar and the bartender messed up my aviation pretty badly (should have ordered a Corona imo)

Lincoln on the ppv in the room. $17.99 + tax Really? wtf
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:56 AM   #35
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Staying in nickel-diming Hyatt in La Jolla. Underdressed for free salsa dancing in the bar and the bartender messed up my aviation pretty badly (should have ordered a Corona imo)

Lincoln on the ppv in the room. $17.99 + tax Really? wtf
Wait, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is only $13.99 + tax more EV ?
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:55 AM   #36
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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is surprisingly (I guess?) quite a good movie. Whist predictable it is consistently funny. Drop the pointless voice over and I'd like it even more. Cast is superb. 8/10

Hope Springs obviously I have a thing for movies about old people this week. And once again sure its predictable but Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones attending marriage / sex therapy? Hard to screw it up. Just write whatever and let them shine. And they did. 7/10

End of Watch otoh lost me towards the end. It captured me from time to time, especially Pena, but thinking back I can't say.it was very good. Not terrible.either. Meh. 6/10
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:58 AM   #37
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Anyone seen life of pi? Probably going to see it this weekend. I read the book in high school but don't remember all the details
Yes, loved it. Enjoy.
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:12 AM   #38
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Total Recall was terrible. Colin Farrell seemed tolerable before but I think I'm going to have to start avoiding his movies. This movie was bad for lots of other reasons though and didn't need to be remade. I like most of Philip K. Dick's work, I've read a ton of it and have seen almost all screen adaptations as well, but they could just as well have rewritten the plot a bit more and created an entirely new (bad) sci-fi action movie. It's not as if the 80s movie was much more than a campy pseudo-classic in the first place.
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:06 AM   #39
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Meh can't blame Farrell. He's an actor who needs the right role in order to shine IMO though. The whole movie is dreadful - this would seem difficult given all you need to do is the same thing Verhoeven made, lol. Somehow they took a fun, intelligent movie and made it dull. Bravo.
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:51 PM   #40
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I have no clue why this reminded me of this monologue:

Is the rest of this movie that interesting??

Also, this just in, Danny DeVito is a very, very good actor.
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:30 PM   #41
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Re: Movies: Talk About What You've Seen Lately--Part 3

Just saw L.A. Confidential for the third time or so.

I maintain my view that it is overrated and generally crappy. I understand they were going for a particular tone, but to me it's just cheesy.

Ooh, Bud White hates violence against women. Oh jeez, Jack Vincennes is on Badge of Honor. Exley is square but learns etc etc.

Ask yourself this question: how good can a film be if they allow that awful acting by he guy who played White's partner Stensland?

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Old 02-23-2013, 04:29 PM   #42
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Just saw L.A. Confidential for the third time or so.

I maintain my view that it is overrated and generally crappy. I understand they were going for a particular tone, but to me it's just cheesy.

Ooh, Bud White hates violence against women. Oh jeez, Jack Vincennes is on Badge of Honor. Exley is square but learns etc etc.

Ask yourself this question: how good can a film be if they allow that awful acting by he guy who played White's partner Stensland?

Cheese.
It can't be that bad. You watched it a third time. That means that normal people would find the movie exceptional. Right?
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:02 PM   #43
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Keanu was fine stop hatin! =p

I LOVED what Soderbergh had to say about film vs. digital. Wish I could watch with a purist and see/hear their reactions.
I did find it entertaining his facial hair changed from scene to scene but he never actually managed to grow a full beard.
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It can't be that bad. You watched it a third time. That means that normal people would find the movie exceptional. Right?
Oh sure, but Oscar-worthy?

Yeah, I know...Crash, The Departed, Forrest Gump.
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:07 PM   #45
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Watched The Grey.......love Niam Leeson.
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:10 PM   #46
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Is the rest of this movie that interesting??

Also, this just in, Danny DeVito is a very, very good actor.
I only saw the second-half of the movie, but I was riveted. Then again, I like those actor-centric films. I really should watch it now if I can find some place that has it up.

Ebert liked it:

http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/...EVIEWS/5120302

75% on RT

Danny DeVito is so massively under-rated.
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Less than excited about seeing Zero Dark Thirty tonight, last of the oscar best picture noms that I want to see that I haven't yet.
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:23 PM   #48
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Oh sure, but Oscar-worthy?

Yeah, I know...Crash, The Departed, Forrest Gump.
That is an okay point if we're talking about nominations. As much as I love Titanic, did it really deserve to best Good Will Hunting for Best Picture? I also have lots of love for As Good as It Gets. But L.A. Confidential absolutely was the right choice for the Oscar it did win, "Best Supporting Actress." Here was the competition that year:

Best Supporting Actress
Titanic: Gloria Stuart
Good Will Hunting: Minnie Driver
L.A. Confidential: Kim Basinger
In & Out: Joan Cusack
Boogie Nights: Julianne Moore

The only one that I think gave any decent competition was Julianne Moore, and even that's colored by PT Anderson doing his thang.
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:33 PM   #50
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Is the rest of this movie that interesting??

Also, this just in, Danny DeVito is a very, very good actor.
Yes he is. He's a face actor - he can show you what he's thinking by facial changes and gestures, and does it brilliantly. Bob Hoskins is the same type of actor, and can do similarly great performances.
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