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Old July 15 2009, 04:35 AM   #76
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Gentleman's Agreement - A Very Important Film when released in
'47 but a bit on the speechy side now...I kept looking for Dean Stockwell, and finally realized DUH! he'd be a little kid...

Push - Eh, okay. Didn't deserve the trashing it got in the reviews when released. Or maybe Heroes makes it look more coherent by comparison?
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Old July 15 2009, 04:46 AM   #77
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X-Men Origins: Wolverine [C]
Star Trek [A]
Quantum of Solace [D+]
Zodiac: Director's Cut [A]
Wanted [D]
We have very similar tastes.
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Old July 15 2009, 08:14 AM   #78
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Gentleman's Agreement - A Very Important Film when released in
'47 but a bit on the speechy side now...I kept looking for Dean Stockwell, and finally realized DUH! he'd be a little kid...
I made the same mistake when I watched it a few years ago!



Got plans to go see Moon this weekend, hope it doesn't suck!

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Old July 15 2009, 10:44 AM   #79
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Just seen "The Hangover" in the cinema: it is actually really funny. I'd recommend it if you want to zone out for a couple of hours, ha.
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Old July 15 2009, 04:32 PM   #80
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Gentleman's Agreement - A Very Important Film when released in
'47 but a bit on the speechy side now...I kept looking for Dean Stockwell, and finally realized DUH! he'd be a little kid...
I made the same mistake when I watched it a few years ago!



Got plans to go see Moon this weekend, hope it doesn't suck!

I've been hearing great things, I'm sure you have nothing to worry about. I'm still trying to find time to get to the theater here that's showing it.
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Old July 16 2009, 06:37 AM   #81
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Took a friend on a "date" to see Star Trek (2009) tonight. Fifth time for me, first time for her.

She enjoyed it. I still love it.

Gettin' some friends together to see Moon on Saturday night. Lookin' forward to it.
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Old July 17 2009, 01:15 AM   #82
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Harold and Maude -*** One of my girlfriends favorites. Amusing and quirky, but it seems more like someones idea of trying to make a quirky and amusing movie rather than a real story.

A Clockwork Orange- **** Seen it often. Got my girlfriend into it. Classic dystopian movie.

Blade Runner- **** Never saw it before. One of the few movies I've seen that lived up to what I'd heard about it.

The Reader - *** Good film, but better in the early romance scenes. Kind of looses focus as it goes on.

Revolutionary Road- ** I think this film wanted me to sympathize with the plight of idealistic young people trapped in suburbia, but in reality these people were talentless ego-maniacs living in a fantasy world.

Star Trek- *** I kinda badmouthed the film here, but I think it is a good, well made film with several major flaws.

The Wrestler- **** Best film I've seen in a long time. Not just for people who know wrestling. A haunting story of past glory gone by.

Full Metal Jacket- ***1/2 A classic that I love. My girlfriend often finds Kubrik too cold of a filmmaker and thought this film was a good example of that compared to say Coppola's Apocalypse Now.

The House Bunny- *** Look at my avatar. If that isn't enough throw in Anna Faris, Emma Stone, and a pretty cute script.

Zack and Miri Make A Porno- **1/2 Not one of his better films. Funny in parts, but really just another hot girl and loser guy who don't realize they're in love film.

Tropic Thunder- *** Good, but not hysterical. Downey is genius.

Slumdog Millionaire- ***1/2 Gritty, but modern Indian film with a smart script and engaging characters. The love story was a little too oldschool but that can be forgiven.

Bull Durham- ***1/2 Hadn't seen it in ages. Lot better than I remember.

Red Show Diaries- **1/2 Good for nostalgic laughs, but kinda failed to get my girlfriend or I steamed up.

Pi- *** Interesting indie film from Aronofsky. very intelligent script. Times a little too dependent on non-sequitur visuals.

Raging Bull- **** Hadn't seen it in ages. As good as I remember.

Favorites I re-watched:
Sin City
Will Wonka
Pulp Fiction
Reservoir Dogs
Fargo
ST:TMP
All TNG movies
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Old July 17 2009, 08:19 PM   #83
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Took a chance on Phoebe in Wonderland. Wow...boring! Elle Fanning's performance as a little girl with what appears to be obsessive-compulsive disorder/Tourette's Syndrome was heartbreaking and effective but the stuff with the grownups just seemed like annoying, self-indulgent folderol. The Alice-in-Wonderland fantasy sequences, which I expected to like, struck me as clumsy and pointless. I ended up fast-forwarding most of it.
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Old July 19 2009, 08:56 AM   #84
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Gathered with a few friends at the Arbor to see Moon earlier tonight.

Very old school scifi, includin' the use of models instead of CGI! I enjoyed it, and the twenty minute conversation that followed, where the four of us argued plot points and character traits 'til I had to leave for work.

Definately goin' to pick this up on DVD when it comes out.

Later this week, I'll be goin' to free advanced screenings of Paper Heart (courtesy of Ain't It Cool News) and G-Force (thanks to GoFoBo.com). And I may be gettin' a pass to see (500) Days of Summer, as well.

So, add it to my list.

- In Theaters -
Gran Torino*
Frost/Nixon
Inkheart*
Fanboys
Friday the 13th (2009)*
The International*
Watchmen*
Monsters vs Aliens*
Fast and Furious*
Star Trek (2009)*
The Soloist*
Battle for Terra*
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Band from TV Concert Video
Drag Me to Hell*
Away We Go*
Terminator: Salvation
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Moon

Each movie with a * means I saw it at a free advanced screenin'.

And, for those who may be curious, I've only watched two movies for the first time ever on DVD this year - Taken and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button have been my only "blind buys".

- On DVD -
Taken
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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Old July 19 2009, 12:24 PM   #85
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I don't watch an awful ot of films, but in the cinema this year I saw Watchmen (which I enjoyed despite some flaws) and Star Trek (very, very good, but too action-heavy in its second half). Also had the misfortune to be dragged along to Transformers 2, absolutely terrible and it never seemed to end. I desperately wanted to see Coraline but couldn't find anyone to go with, and was too embarrassed to go by myself. Well, I'll catch it on DVD soon.

On TV, I've watched a couple of interesting films for the first time: The Parallax View, a 70s conspiracy thriller with Warren Beatty; The Prophecy, a supernatural film with Christopher Walken. Both were excellent. Also saw The Fountain, which had interesting visuals and ideas, but overall not really a success. The City of Lost Children was over-cooked and filled with irritating characters - didn't like it at all. And I watched Bolt with my niece, which had some pretty good moments.
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Old July 19 2009, 08:17 PM   #86
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Gathered with a few friends at the Arbor to see Moon earlier tonight.

Very old school scifi, includin' the use of models instead of CGI! I enjoyed it, and the twenty minute conversation that followed, where the four of us argued plot points and character traits 'til I had to leave for work.

Definately goin' to pick this up on DVD when it comes out.
Thanks for the review, I'll put it on the list!

New for me:

12 - Russian remake/expansion of Twelve Angry Men. I liked the broadening of the story to include scenes from the backstory of the accused, and some of the stories told by the jury members were interesting but the lack of intense, stage-play-style focus sapped the narrative drive of the original, and there seemed to be a lot of overly histrionic acting going on, and overly fussy and self-conscious directorial tics.

Steamboat Bill Jr - A Buster Keaton film from 1928 that I'd never seen before. Almost good as his classic The General. Strongly recommended.
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Old July 19 2009, 08:46 PM   #87
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Since I replied a month ago I've seen:
In Theaters:
I Love You, Beth Cooper
Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

On DVD/Download:
Knowing
He's Just Not That Into You
The Haunting of Connecticut
Transformers
Taken
Prayers for Bobby

Rewatches:
Pineapple Express
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Old July 19 2009, 09:47 PM   #88
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Gathered with a few friends at the Arbor to see Moon earlier tonight.

Very old school scifi, includin' the use of models instead of CGI! I enjoyed it, and the twenty minute conversation that followed, where the four of us argued plot points and character traits 'til I had to leave for work.

Definately goin' to pick this up on DVD when it comes out.
Thanks for the review, I'll put it on the list!
Don't read any spoilers for it, though. Clicked the thread in SciFi, and if I had read that stuff before seein' the movie, I'd have been pissed.

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Old July 19 2009, 11:05 PM   #89
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Gathered with a few friends at the Arbor to see Moon earlier tonight.

Very old school scifi, includin' the use of models instead of CGI! I enjoyed it, and the twenty minute conversation that followed, where the four of us argued plot points and character traits 'til I had to leave for work.

Definately goin' to pick this up on DVD when it comes out.
Thanks for the review, I'll put it on the list!
Don't read any spoilers for it, though. Clicked the thread in SciFi, and if I had read that stuff before seein' the movie, I'd have been pissed.

No problem, I'll be a spoilerphobe for that one...I have no idea what the movie is about beyond the basic premise.
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Old July 20 2009, 04:32 AM   #90
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I've only seen:
  • Star Trek (twice)
  • Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen
I saw a lot more in 2008.
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