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Old September 2 2012, 12:29 PM   #991
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August Rundown (24 Movies)

5 Stars
None

4½ Stars
The Invention of Lying - DVD

4 Stars
The Hoax - DVD
Wanderlust - On Demand

3½ Stars
Bangkok Dangerous - DVD
Brick - On Demand
The Lookout - On Demand
The Losers - DVD

3 Stars
88 Minutes - On Demand
D.E.B.S. - DVD
Defendor - Live TV
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Live TV
Fast Food Nation - On Demand
Friends with Kids - On Demand
Gone - On Demand
I Could Never Be Your Woman - On Demand
Prozac Nation - DVD
The Bourne Legacy - Theatre
The Butterfly Effect 2 - DVD
The Expendables 2 - Theatre
The Terrorist Next Door - Live TV
Total Recall - Theatre
Tower Heist - DVD

2½ Stars
Hanna - DVD
The Pleasure Drivers - DVD

2 Stars
None

1½ Stars
None

1 Star
None

½ Star
None

0 Stars
None
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Old September 2 2012, 04:52 PM   #992
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The Ambassador - free admission

Decided goin' into downtown Austin durin' a holiday weekend on the night of UT football's home opener may not have been the best idea, so the first "new to me" movie of the month was The Ambassador after I got off from work last night.

Pretty good documentary about a Danish journalist who goes to the Central African Republic as a Liberian diplomat in an effort to secure blood/conflict diamonds.

I was hopin' for a bit more to the story, but I guess ya can't film everything...
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Old September 2 2012, 07:36 PM   #993
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61. Expendables 2: B+
62. Hangover 2: C
63. Moneyball: A-
64. Adventures of Tin Tin: B-
65. 2016 Obama's America: A-
66. Unknown: B


The Liam Neeson film where it seems someone is trying usurp his identity. Everyone seems in on the ruse. I figured it out about mid way. It still gets point for acting and execution but I wasn't overly excited about the movie. Glad I saw it but not one I'd own. Neeson doesn't really get to be a badass, the kind you saw in Taken, until after the reveal of what's really going on till near the end of the second act.
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Old September 2 2012, 08:55 PM   #994
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103. Lawless (B-)

Haven't had much time for filmgoing in the last week or so, what with moving to Kingston for school.

Prohibition drama set in the rural South, which is a bit of a novelty compared to most gangster films from the era. It's basically pulp storytelling, with lots of blood and nudity (and very thick, occasionally incomprehensible accents). Shia LaBoeuf is actually pretty decent (it helps his character is meant to be a milquetoast), though he has a pretty severe case of retaining too much of his boyish looks well into adulthood (particularly pronounced in the epilogue). Tom Hardy is better, Guy Pearce is a lot of fun as the villain (since it's an R-rated film, he gets to be really bad), and there's a bunch of other people who frequently aren't used to their potential. Mia Wasikowska as LaBoeuf's love interest, in particular, has a severe case of "why are you in this movie?"; Jessica Chastain as Hardy's has a bit more of a role (and looks good naked), but it's not very demanding either. It's a perfectly fun diversion, but not anything more.

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Old September 3 2012, 06:58 AM   #995
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Thanks, and yeah it's a great show. Wish I would have discovered it sooner. I'm about 12 episodes in at the moment.
One of the best IMO. You're in for a treat
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Old September 3 2012, 08:55 PM   #996
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108. The Duchess

Well, it's got good actors and the costumes/sets are also very good, but otherwise I found it to be pretty forgettable. Not bad, just something you watch once, but don't think much about afterwards.
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Old September 4 2012, 07:53 AM   #997
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The Ambassador - free admission
Lawless - free admission

Pulled a nine hour shift at work today, and then got my movie ticket afterward. Went to see Lawless, since its the only thing showin' I hadn't seen at my theater...

It was better than I thought it would be, that's for sure.

And Tom Hardy was all kinds of awesome in it.
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Old September 4 2012, 07:57 AM   #998
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Thanks, and yeah it's a great show. Wish I would have discovered it sooner. I'm about 12 episodes in at the moment.
One of the best IMO. You're in for a treat
Cool, I've been chipping away at it on my free time when I'm not at work or watching other shows. I got a couple days off so I should be able to finish another chunk of episodes.
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Old September 4 2012, 08:35 AM   #999
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Two weeks ago I attended a special screening of the original Total Recall at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. Paul Verhoven and the two screenwriters were there as well for a Q&A afterward. The print was in 70mm and had been screened maybe once or twice. It was pristine. Marvelous time all around. The best quote of the night was when someone asked if anyone from the remake had consulted Verhoven on it, to which his reply was "They did not ask me anything, so I have no problem saying that I think our movie is good... and theirs is not."

This morning we watched Sin City, which wound up being rather ironic given the news of Michael Clarke Duncan's passing today; after dinner I watched the Spike Lee joint Inside Man, which is still awesome six years later.
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104. The Rules of the Game (B+)

One of the highest-regarded films of Jean Renoir, and an acclaimed film in general (the only film to appear in all seven Sight & Sound top tens, having reached as high as the #2 position), it's...perfectly fine. Well-acted and amusing, and one can see that its cinematography would have been quite an advance in 1939, but its satire, considered savagely biting at the time, is pretty old-hat now, and that lessens its impact.

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Old September 4 2012, 08:19 PM   #1001
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109. The Cell

The story here was adequate (although in the end it didn't seem as if they the trip to the dream world wasn't necessary), but I watched the film mostly for Singh's visuals and they didn't disappoint, being beautiful and desturbing (sometimes at the same time).
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Old September 5 2012, 05:59 PM   #1002
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Went to see Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 70mm last night at the Drafthouse Ritz. I've seen the movie before, just never on the big screen, so I won't be addin' it to my list.

I do have passes to see the new Clint Eastwood movie, Trouble with the Curve, tomorrow night (two weeks early!) and if I get in, I will be addin' that to the list!
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Old September 5 2012, 07:04 PM   #1003
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I wish there was an AMC theater here cause I'd like to have seen the 4 film marathon viewing of Indiana Jones. Regal and Carmike neither one chose to do that.

While Trouble With the Curve is a film I'd normally save for DVD I might go check it out. Hopefully you get into it and I'll wait to see your thoughts on the film.
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Old September 5 2012, 09:23 PM   #1004
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110. Agora

The film has very little to do with actual history, but as a film I found it to be very good, with great sets and I liked the shots of Earth in orbit they showed from time to time (made the whole conflict about different beliefs seem especially insignificant).
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Yeah, I saw that advertised online, too. Dallas, Houston & San Antonio all had the marathon, but not Austin.

Ah, well...

While Trouble With the Curve is a film I'd normally save for DVD I might go check it out. Hopefully you get into it and I'll wait to see your thoughts on the film.
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