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« on: December 01, 2004, 09:48:51 AM »

Yes another movie thread heck why not we all love em.

Ok we all know your fav films and your top ten or 30 films in some cases  ;), but what have you been watching this or last week.

It doesn't have to be films you enjoyed particularly but a short sentance about each one or a warning would be nice.

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This week so far i have been mostly watching

"Sneakers" (1992) excellent if slightly nerdy film with some very subtle humour well worth a watch.

"Kill Bill Vol II" (2004) tell all your friends this film rocks if you haven't seen it yet do so, possibly the best film of 2004, it worth watching just for David Carradine's coolness all the way through.

"Leaving Las Vegas" (1995) Tragic movie about two loners brought together by chance, not a nice flick but brilliant through out, Nic Cage and Elizabeth Shue are outstanding.

"Kingpin" (1996) I saw this last night again and wet myself again, great road, buddy, bowling movie by the Farrelly brothers  ;D

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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2004, 10:37:13 AM »

Field of Dreams - Great film. The scene where Doc Graham leaves the bsaeball field is heart wrenching. All around it's a beautiful film.

Star Trek: Generations - Kirk says good-bye  :'(. This film is one of the better Trek films but too bad it was rushed or else they could have spent more time making it look like a film and not an episode of the TV show.

Goodfellas - Amazing.

Raging Bull - Best boxing film ever. DeNiro is brilliant and gives the performance of his career. Too bad he's gone downhill these days.

The Fog of War - The best documentary of 2003. Errol Morris is a great filmmaker and everyone should see this film.

Bottle Rocket - Had some good stuff but it was alright.

Rushmore - Pretty good. I'm still not "getting" the whole appreciation or massive love for Wes Anderson films but whatever.
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2004, 11:23:19 AM »

Only two so far this week..

"A High Wind in Jamaica" Starring Anthony Quinn and James Coburn... and directed by one of my favorite directors Alexander Mackendrik. A lovely little film that probably gets a little closer to the true nature of Pirates than most movies. Quinns great and some good acting from the child actors too.

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Fat City. John Hustons boxing movie... one of the great boxing movies.


I agree with you Brendan... Burt Lancaster's brilliant in  Field of Dreams..
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2004, 12:07:55 PM »

Bits and pieces of The Omega Man. End of the World fantasy/drama.  Charlton Heston.  Love it.

Sam Peckinpah's Junior Bonner .  Peckinpah aficionados will be interested to know that the DVD has a commentary by 3 Peckinpah authors: Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons and David Weddle.  Stars Steve McQueen.

Baby, The Rain Must Fall.  Powerful psychological drama.  Stands up to repeated viewings. Stars Steve McQueen and Lee Remick.
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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2004, 01:11:58 PM »

I really like Rushmore a lot. I caught just a little bit of it on TV recently. I haven't seen Bottle Rocket yet.

I haven't actually watched any movies in a while. I did just watch the second Columbo TV movie, Ransom for a Dead Man. :D
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2004, 09:50:56 PM »

I watched 25th Hour last night.I was a little disappointed with it.I've liked Edward Norton in Primal Fear and American History X and The Score.But this film didn't compare with them. ;)
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2004, 12:13:27 PM »

  Been busy hanging out with family and friends that I'm visiting, but I managed to see "Saw", "National Treasure", and "Alexander".

  Also watched "Spiderman 2" on DVD.
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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2004, 12:18:27 PM »

'Dead Poets Society' - Williams at his best.

Planning on watching 'Gone with the Wind' one day aswell.
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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2004, 12:22:40 PM »

I much prefer Robin Williams in evil mode ala "One Hour Photo" and "Insomnia"

Scary stuff


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« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2004, 09:25:44 PM »

 I just saw "Sideways".  Excellent flick that works both as a drama and a comedy; don't miss this one.  It might be the best movie I've seen in the theater this year.
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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2004, 09:15:53 AM »

Wow, I found Sideways a huge disappointment. Like About Schmidt before it, Payne has made another ultimately unsatisfying flick. There's some good character work by the actors, but not enough of a deep examination to carry an entire film. And as for the situational comedy, it's not highlighted enough to make that the real strength either. What's left is a movie that could have been a good character piece or could have been an updated screwball comedy, but instead isn't much of either. Too bad. It has its moments, but as an overall effort is simply little more than average. That it is better than Babershop 2, 50 First Dates and The Whole Ten Yards is not much of an accomplishment. It has to be more than just better than the usual Hollywood dreck to actually be great. Sideways ain't.

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« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2004, 02:33:05 PM »

Wow, I found Sideways a huge disappointment. Like About Schmidt before it, Payne has made another ultimately unsatisfying flick. There's some good character work by the actors, but not enough of a deep examination to carry an entire film. And as for the situational comedy, it's not highlighted enough to make that the real strength either. What's left is a movie that could have been a good character piece or could have been an updated screwball comedy, but instead isn't much of either. Too bad. It has its moments, but as an overall effort is simply little more than average. That it is better than Babershop 2, 50 First Dates and The Whole Ten Yards is not much of an accomplishment. It has to be more than just better than the usual Hollywood dreck to actually be great. Sideways ain't.

Grade: B-


  I agree that it is in the middle between a character exam piece and screwball comedy, but I feel that "Sideways" was good in both departments.
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« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2004, 04:50:28 PM »

"Born on the 4th of July"
That's a good movie, a great performance for Cruise. But ... I don't know, I feel like there was something missing ... I can't find what exactly  ???
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« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2004, 09:37:23 AM »

"The Core" was on telly (uk) last night ....and might i say what a pile of $#!t.

the only thing  i can suggest is switch off your t.v. if  this disaster of a disaster film comes on.

Why ...totally improbable, totoally unbelievable, wooden acting by wooden characters who you dont care wether they die or not.

To be honest i couldn't bare to finish watching the film.

Tune in to something else, turn off and drop a brick on the dvd.

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« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2004, 09:46:02 AM »

i saw beyond the sea last week, it's very good, lots of fun, not sure about how acurate it is, don't know too much about bobby darin, but spacey is very good at the song and dance routines, i wonder how many takes he needed. i remember hearing brando had to do a seperate take for each line he sang in guys and dolls, it must have taken forever to record
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« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2004, 02:47:49 PM »

I just spend my weekend on a WWII marathon with 6 of my mates.
on saturday we had our "allies night" where we got through the entire Band of brothers series, saving private ryan, Battle of brittain and Enemy at the gates.
Sunday we had our "axis night" where we saw Das Boat (long version), Stalingrad, the eagle has landed and The iron cross.

All in all a pretty wasted weekend, but great on the social side.  ;)
 
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« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2004, 08:25:11 AM »

If we are counting from last week`s tuesday I have watched

I,Robot(quite entertainig if not a masterpiece)

Sniper 3(far from a masterpiece.What happened to Tom Berenger ???Why talented guy like he makes a movies like this...and more importantly why I keep watching them ;D)

Cheaper By Dozen(Steve Martin is not what he used to be but the film was watchable)

Garfield(I think this film sucked but my 6 year old stepson said it`s greatest film ever made)

Kate&Leopold(How Wolverine Met Sally...pretty average film)

That`s about it so far...
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« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2004, 10:41:02 AM »

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« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2004, 01:26:28 PM »

Army of Darkness again last night

What a hoot ok very tacky gorefest but certainly kept me entertained and Bruce Campbell is on top form again.

Not  the best in the Evil Dead series but none the less good fun

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« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2004, 10:08:46 PM »

I really like Rushmore a lot. I caught just a little bit of it on TV recently.

I saw the kid from Rushmore in  Spun recently.  An utterly forgettable performance by him unfortunately.  The film was saved by the presence of Mickey Rourke as the cook.

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