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« Reply #1280 on: August 18, 2007, 06:49:35 AM »

lovelyrita, I deleted your duplicate post (and your apology). :)

I also liked The Station Agent very much, wonderful performances and an unusual, quirky story.

And, I enjoyed The Bourne Ultimatum. I hadn't seen the first two in the series, but this one was just what I wanted on a hot summer day when I had the day off work, a great old-fashioned popcorn movie with plenty of mindless action sequences.
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« Reply #1281 on: August 18, 2007, 07:50:20 AM »

yeh.. I enjoyed Bourne more than I thought I would..
More satisfying than just about any other action movie I've seen in ages. loved the set piece in Waterloo Station, not sure I'll pass thru' there again without giving the cctv cameras a nervous glance and I thought the car chase near the end would rival any in cinemas history..
 I think I preferd this to Bond's Casino Royal and liked the darker tones.... The CIA's instant lethal access to any spot on the globe and tactics like experimental interogation reminded me a little of the Manchurian Candidate. Those in authority pursuing a corrupt agenda.... and a great new way to cross the street.. in Tangiers anyway. :)


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« Reply #1282 on: August 19, 2007, 08:03:14 AM »


Tomorrow (1972)

Based on the short story by William Faulkner and widely known as the best-ever screen presentation of Faulkner's work. This is a simple yet powerful story starring Robert Duvall and Olga Bellin about a lonely farmer who takes a pregnant woman and looks after her. After she gives birth, tragedy strikes. The film plays out like you're watching a theatre production and is done to near perfection.

This is regarded by Robert Duvall as one of his favorite roles. It's a personal film to Duvall that many people have not had the pleasure of viewing. It's just a beautiful film. I highly recommend it.
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« Reply #1283 on: August 27, 2007, 08:38:35 PM »

The Hills Have Eyes 2.   Do not waste your time. It was predictable and nothing shocking. The story was a copycat of so many others.

Pretty In Pink.  This movie still holds up well. I have not seen it in about 20 years and I still love it. John Hughes is greatness.
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« Reply #1284 on: August 28, 2007, 09:57:38 AM »

The Hills Have Eyes 2.   Do not waste your time. It was predictable and nothing shocking. The story was a copycat of so many others.

Pretty In Pink.  This movie still holds up well. I have not seen it in about 20 years and I still love it. John Hughes is greatness.

I love Pretty In Pink. Those 80's classics never get old in my opinion.

I'm currently watching the mini series BAND OF BROTHERS. I love brininging this out once and awhile! It's a classic for sure.
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« Reply #1285 on: August 28, 2007, 10:26:34 AM »

I watched "Failure to Launch" yesterday. I had seen it before when it came out in the theatre, and I never cared for it. But yesterday, I thought is was cute and funny. A good one to turn on while doing chores around the house!
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« Reply #1286 on: August 29, 2007, 07:39:56 PM »

I just saw a sneak peak of the remake "3:10 to Yuma." It definitely does the original classic justice. Russell Crowe and Christian Bale are stellar as usual. The actor that stands out is Ben Foster who plays one of the most cold hearted villains you will ever see. He's outstanding.

The main plot of the film is intact but there are some new twists and turns that are different from the original which I liked. The ending is a bit shocking, which had the theatre gasp. Go see it, especially if you're a western film fan which most of you are here! ;)

I give it an 8/10
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« Reply #1287 on: August 29, 2007, 08:52:27 PM »

I just saw a sneak peak of the remake "3:10 to Yuma." It definitely does the original classic justice. Russell Crowe and Christian Bale are stellar as usual. The actor that stands out is Ben Foster who plays one of the most cold hearted villains you will ever see. He's outstanding.

The main plot of the film is intact but there are some new twists and turns that are different from the original which I liked. The ending is a bit shocking, which had the theatre gasp. Go see it, especially if you're a western film fan which most of you are here! ;)

I give it an 8/10
I am looking forward to this film.
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« Reply #1288 on: August 31, 2007, 10:32:20 AM »

Saw Driving Lessons (2006) the other day with Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter movies), and Laura Linney as his mother.  Not too bad IMO.  Laura Linney reminds me of my mom in this one.  I think she plays those type of characters well.   :)

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« Reply #1289 on: August 31, 2007, 01:08:27 PM »

I am looking forward to this film.
As am I.  Can't wait.
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« Reply #1290 on: September 06, 2007, 10:44:37 PM »

I just watched Final Destination. I am very impressed. It reminded me of a Rod Serling type written story. I am curious about the sequels now.
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« Reply #1291 on: September 07, 2007, 06:40:42 AM »

Valdez Is Coming (1971) 7/10

"Tell him....Valdez is coming."

The big problem people seem to have with this film is the ending. The film could have been benefited even more with an exciting conclusion, but it I have to admit the ending is growing on me and I understand it a bit more now. You're watching, the tention is building, and out of nowhere, it comes to a hault. Burt Lancaster was great as usual and I loved his accent, which was very believable. There were also many spaghetti western undertones that I loved.

In short, a solid western that I'll like to revisit again down the road. A keeper in my opinion.


The Missing (2003) 8/10

I'm beginning to think this is one of the misunderstood films of all time. I think the big problem is that the film suffers an identity crisis. It's a Western, Adventure, Thriller, Drama film all rolled into one. I think many western film lovers were caught off guard by this and didn't give the film a chance to see it for what it was. You will find that the plot so closely resembles that of "The Searchers." In 1885 New Mexico, a frontier medicine woman forms an uneasy alliance with her estranged father when her daughter is kidnapped by an Apache.

While watching, I can't stop to think what I would have done differently if I was directing this film. There are bit's I don't quite like, but other's I find absolutely brilliant and down right compelling. If a film grabs your attention from frame one then doesn't let up then something is being done right. For one, I think this has a lot to do with the cinematography and photography of the film. It's one of the most beautifully and gorgeously shot films I have ever seen, period. You have to give director Ron Howard credit for this. It's pure eye candy. I'm a stickler for beautiful cinematography so he won me over here.

The cast also blew me away. Tommy Lee Jones and Cate Blanchett give riveting, oscar worthy performances here. There are a handful of memorable scenes to back up this up. They had amazing father, daughter chemistry. One moment stands out the most is when Samuel Jones (Tommy Lee Jones) and Magdalena (Cate Blanchett) reunite for the first time in years . The emotion on their faces says it all. Brilliant acting and a scene I'll never forget. Powerfully acted and directed. The performances by the two young ladies who play Blanchett's daughters are played by Evan Rachel Wood and Jenna Boyd. Casting here could not have been more perfect. These girls were put through a number of scenes which required a lot of emotion, especially from young Jenna Boyd as Dot. This was one of the greatest childhood performances I have ever seen.

The big problem here is how Ron Howard directs action. He's never been to good at this. The action in "The Missing" is quite dull and doesn't excite you or thrill you as it should. It's not that the action is down right bad and boring, it's just not as exciting as it should be. The film could have benefited even more with shocking, and a bit more thrilling action sequences.

In short, overall I'm enjoying this film more and more everytime I revisit it. As a whole, the production is a beautiful one at that, and I think people would respect it even more if they take it for what it is.
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« Reply #1292 on: September 07, 2007, 11:27:21 PM »

THE DEVIL RIDES OUT  >:D



Good fun. Terrence Fishers best film in my opinion..
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« Reply #1293 on: September 09, 2007, 01:27:47 PM »

This week I have watched:

"Pale Rider" do u believe it was the first time I saw it?

3:10 to Yuma  (1957 version)

3:10 to Yuma (2007 version at the movies, does that count)

"Lives of Others"  I commented on this on one of the other threads, amazing film.

"Wild Hogs" just fun..

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« Reply #1294 on: September 09, 2007, 08:37:48 PM »

Chato's Land (1972) 7/10

Jason and the Argonauts (1963) 9/10
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« Reply #1295 on: September 09, 2007, 11:44:14 PM »

This week I have watched:

"Pale Rider" do u believe it was the first time I saw it?


And what did you think of it?
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« Reply #1296 on: September 10, 2007, 10:38:36 AM »

I watched "Beyond the Sea" w/Kevin Spacey. The life story about Bobby Darin and his relationship with Sandra Dee. I had always heard of Bobby Darin , but never knew too much about the man. This movie was a great reflection on his life, I thought. Although, I read today after searching Bobby Darin about the divorce which wasn't really stated in the movie, and he actually remarried before he died in 1973. He was a great preformer!
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« Reply #1297 on: September 10, 2007, 04:48:34 PM »

And what did you think of it?

Doug, I really liked it. I have heard pros and cons about it. I commented about it on one of the other threads. So I don't mean to repeat myself as it is the same comment....

Before I express my overall reaction I need to make one comment just to get it out there and than I will move on, Eastwood is so damn sexy, can't help myself.  Those eyes...

This film has remnants of Sergio Leone and of course Shane. But after talking with others about it and reading up on it I have to conclude for myself that it is underrated.

It was a guessing game with who the Preacher really was. That's what made it so interesting. Eastwood was letting you make up your own mind. Many times movies tell you tooo much. This one forced you to think.

I believe this was the first western that Clint directed that had strong religious overtones. I have to say that I also enjoyed Michael Moriarity and Carrie Snodgrass. The scene between
Sarah and the preacher was sweet and sad for her.

The 7 sheriffs and there long coats, (remnants of Leone) shooting at the miner with the sons watching was maddening at best. BUT the final showdown was the stuff good westerns are made of.

I will say that the film is visually beautiful. The film on a whole is stylish and fills you with a sense of excitement and at the same time his character is mythical. Eastwood has perfected the art.
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« Reply #1298 on: September 10, 2007, 07:21:53 PM »

I watched "Beyond the Sea" w/Kevin Spacey. The life story about Bobby Darin and his relationship with Sandra Dee. I had always heard of Bobby Darin , but never knew too much about the man. This movie was a great reflection on his life, I thought. Although, I read today after searching Bobby Darin about the divorce which wasn't really stated in the movie, and he actually remarried before he died in 1973. He was a great preformer!

Great movie C L! And, Bobby Darin kicks ass!! I'm a huge fan of his. I don't think he gets the recognition he deserves. Kevin Spacey played him very well too.
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« Reply #1299 on: September 10, 2007, 10:35:40 PM »

The Mechanic (1972) 9/10

Yet another Charles Bronson classic. This is a well written, gripping, and perfectly executed action thriller. Today for the most part, you do not see an action thriller that compares to this film. It is not predictable like most thrillers. I was on the edge of my seat all the way through trying to guess what was going to happen next. This is definietly one of Chuck's best roles and films. And, what an ending! Don't miss it.
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