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Old 03-04-2013, 02:41 PM   #151
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:28 PM   #152
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The Thieves

This is a 2012 South Korean heist film directed by Choi Dong-hun with an all-star ensemble cast (if you're Korean).

What a great movie. It's like Mission Impossible meets Ocean's 11. A group of double and triple-crossing thieves plan a diamond heist from a casino. We travel from Busan, Korea to Honk Kong to Macau and then back to Busan. The casino heist is awesome but can't compare to the half-hour shoot-out near the end in Busan.

It's got a great action set-piece where one of the thieves is being chased down and across the side of a Busan high-rise. Talk about wire work.

It's got old grudges, new and old and rekindled love stories, gold and diamond heists, incredible action, a meticulous caper, and a bad guy who no one knows except by the butterfly tattoo on his wrist. Three of the thieves are hot Korean babes, too. That's always nice. Great fun.

This sounds like a great movie indeed. Thanks for posting, I have never heard of it but will try to find this one.

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Old 03-04-2013, 04:08 PM   #153
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I'd guess I'm stuck in Filmsnobicus Hipsterata just because it's the one that mentions Troma.
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:50 PM   #154
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Neil Young: Heart of Gold, Jonathan Demme, 2006

The film documents Young's premiere of his songs from his album Prairie Wind at the famed Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

The film opens with interviews with Young and most of his band, which includes Emmylou Harris, Young's wife Pegi Young, steel guitarist Ben Keith, and keyboardist Spooner Oldham. They and the other band members describe the concert and the making of Prairie Wind. The recording of the album and the filming of the concert occurred just before and after Young's surgery to correct a cerebral aneurysm, and just a few months after the death of Young's father Scott Young.

The first half of the concert consists entirely of songs from Prairie Wind, and the second half consists of acoustic songs from throughout Young's career. Young describes the inspiration behind several of his songs.

Phenomenal and one of the best concert movies I've ever seen. Young chats about the genesis of various songs. He tells about the guitar he holds in his hands, and how he's had it for over 30 years, and that it once belonged to Hank Williams. This is the guitar's first time back on the Ryman stage since 1951 - Williams' last appearance there.

To hear Young play songs like Harvest Moon, The Needle and The Damage Done, and Heart of Gold - and to hear the reactions of the audience - is simply incredible. When he plays Old Man after telling of how he came to write it - it made me believe that perhaps Old Man is one of the very best songs ever written.

Man, there's nothing like the sound of a steel guitar.

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Old 03-05-2013, 04:14 AM   #155
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower is an oft annoying, oft endearing "coming of age" story. Any movie where a character speaks the line I want to expose you to great things, like Billie Holiday and foreign films is automatically a bit cringeworthy but this one managed to charm me in spite of these annoyances. 7/10
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:45 AM   #156
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I thought this was very well-done, but if anything I thought it highlighted the decline in his songwriting from past to present.

There's a 1970 concert from Massey Hall (Toronto) where he gives another explanation of Old Man, which was right after he wrote the song. It's pretty funny, basically the old man "came with the ranch".
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:04 PM   #157
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lol this is spot on. thankfully I think I may have progressed past filmsnobicus
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:12 PM   #158
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I thought this was very well-done, but if anything I thought it highlighted the decline in his songwriting from past to present.

There's a 1970 concert from Massey Hall (Toronto) where he gives another explanation of Old Man, which was right after he wrote the song. It's pretty funny, basically the old man "came with the ranch".
Pretty hard to keep writing songs as good as Old Man and Heart of Gold. And I think Prairie Wind is a damn good album

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Old 03-06-2013, 02:37 PM   #159
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Pretty hard to keep writing songs as good as Old Nan and Heart of Gold. And I think Prairie Wind is a damn good album
I just think his new song lyrics are far more literal, as opposed to some of his earlier work being more poetic. And yes, it would be hard to continue his string of earlier work throughout a career.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:29 AM   #160
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The Thieves
Enjoyed this quite a bit despite it having many problems. The characters were fleshed out pretty well for the most part and they there was a lot less China bashing than I thought there'd be once they announced a good portion of the group would be Chinese.

Huge parts of the plot make no sense in order to allow for more timely reveals and dramatic effect, but for the most part it worked. My favorite storyline, Chewing Gum and Chen, actually suffered from this the most, but it still worked.

I was shocked at how well balanced the film was in terms of being funny and dramatic. Overall it was a lot of fun.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:37 PM   #161
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Re: Movies: Talk About What You've Seen Lately--Part 3

Local Vegas theater news...

Galaxy Luxury Theaters opened tonight.

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and you can order beer there.

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Also Cinemark South Point is a 4K projection theater... enjoy

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Old 03-07-2013, 09:46 PM   #162
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Re: Movies: Talk About What You've Seen Lately--Part 3

At least one of those movies is not like the others.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:56 PM   #163
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well... yeah.

not sure how they came up with that listing. maybe they only had enough brain cells to handle five movies.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:30 PM   #164
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Doofus. They all won Best Picture.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:05 PM   #165
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Doofus. They all won Best Picture.
That is a sad, sad observation.

Meanwhile, I just watched The Legend Of Bagger Vance for the third or fourth time, and it really does get better each time.

Who'd've thought Robert Redford could make a great golf movie?

P.S. The part where Bagger is beckoning to Jack Lemmon from the shore at the very end is particularly poignant, given the fact that Lemmon dies so soon after his appearance here. Is it possible to miss a celebrity you never met, really? I feel like I do.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:09 AM   #166
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Doofus. They all won Best Picture.
that's far to superficially obvious. what... are you a DDL fan or something just as superficial...
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:35 AM   #167
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well... yeah.

not sure how they came up with that listing. maybe they only had enough brain cells to handle five movies.
There are six.




Also, three of those movies are not like the others. Having said that, I'd happily see all of them in XHD or whatever it is. It's just only 3 of them I'd be super-psyched about before going in.
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:50 AM   #168
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Undefeated is a pretty fantastic documentary. It's essentially exactly what you expect but boy is it effective. One emotional gut check after another.

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Can you believe the filmmakers, before directing this Academy Award Winner, previously directed a feature doc about the World Championship of Beer Pong?
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Oz: The Great and Powerful is spectacular! Gorgeous visuals and Franco does a fine job. Raimi knocked it out of the park.
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Although it was announced a few weeks ago, I just read that Before Midnight will be released in NYC/LA on May 24th. Calendar marked.
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:55 PM   #171
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i hope it's all right to post this here, i'm looking for some movie recommendations: i've already seen most of the good ones in the genre, but i'm wondering if i've missed a few gems here and there; that genre is 70s thrillers along the lines of the parallax view, 3 days of the condor, and the like. help me out, loungers.
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:02 PM   #172
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:43 PM   #173
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Unthinkable... what an asinine movie. completely over the top with uneven acting and character development. I fully expected DDL to come popping out to make this fiasco complete, but thankfully he didn't show up and exhibit his over acting skills and ruin the movie like he did in Gangs of New York or There Will be Blood ... but having pointed that out, this movie did mange to hold my attention like watching an interesting train wreck, though I highly doubt I will ever watch it again.

How the F*ck did ^this piece of shyte manage to get 4/4 stars...

Margin Call... what a superb movie. For once I was able to finally tolerate another wacky one dimensional actor in this primary roll, Kevin Spacey. Movie is very well thought out and for the most part, seemingly accurate. This movie full illustrates one of my main interests in story telling... what usually lies between the major scenes of action/adrenalin.

This movie slightly reminds me of Michael Clayton... just great story telling and superb acting, though I did slightly get annoyed with all the familiar faces that kept popping out in there various rolls as the story kept Elevating(intensifying) up the food chain of the corporate structure. there are a lot of really great unknown actors out there Hollywood that would do a superb job and not bring baggage to the screen if casted. I did find Spock to be really well casted and I absolutely loved the 10 second interaction with his character and Jeremy Irons and he told Irons of his background... I love that that shyte!

Thankfully this director didn't employ that EXTREMELY ANNOYING hand held camera technique that always seems to infatuate directors when they are making financial movies that are loosely based in reality. if I ever see another hand held camera shot again in my life it will be to soon.

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Old 03-09-2013, 01:22 PM   #174
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Just finished watching Big Fish. Been a long time since I've seen a movie...

Being a fan of Tim Burton, I've always wanted to see this flick. One of the exes had this movie and I tried to watch it with her, but that was quickly interrupted. There are certain films that feel better to watch alone. Big Fish is in this category.

Even though Burton has always shown himself a capable hand for oddities and strangeness, Big Fish is a surprising accomplishment for any director. The story is told with astounding nuance and deep character, yet it moves along at an actionable pace.

I was just about to try and write a summary but I really can't. The movie is simply incredible and it is easily the best movie I've ever seen that ponders the intricate weaving of family.

It has story, deep emotion, and I felt rather verklempt at the end. It's also on crackle for free so check it out if you never seen it.
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Just watched The Master today and I was absolutely spellbound by all the performances, huge step up over There Will Blood. Phoenix in particular, damn. 9/10

I'd avoid Deadfall, that movie is terrible.
I watched The Master last night. I thought that it was the biggest waste of acting talent that I've seen in a while. Two great actors tried desperately and yes admirably to carry this movie. But in the end the screen play does it in with a mish mash of nonsense.

Amazing how Hoffman has evolved from "Scent of A Woman"
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