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« Reply #1480 on: February 09, 2008, 10:09:46 PM »

Saw a review of this in this morning's Sunday paper. It's the first time I've ever seen them give a film 10/10.   :o
And deservedly so.
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« Reply #1481 on: February 12, 2008, 10:27:23 AM »


The Public Enemy (1931)

The Long Voyage Home (1940)

The Assassination of Jesse James byt he Coward Robert Ford (2007)

The Proposition (2005)
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« Reply #1482 on: February 12, 2008, 03:29:29 PM »

Juno.  Good stuff, I had a few problems with it but overall it was a good film.
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« Reply #1483 on: February 13, 2008, 01:18:36 AM »

The World According To Garp

I watched this film about 24 years age as a child and it flew over my head. I just got through watching it as an adult and it got to me emotionally. The progression from Garp's youth through his adult years was done well. The performances from Robin Williams, Glenn Close and John Lithgow were amazing. I do not know the name of the actress that played Garp's wife. She was amazing as well. The story with life's happenings in this family were great to tragic. I loved this movie.
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« Reply #1484 on: February 19, 2008, 12:05:35 AM »

Gram Parsons - Fallen Angel

I just finished watching this. It is a documentary about Gram. He is considered the pioneer of merging country and rock music together. There is a Byrds album called "Sweetheart Of The Rodeo". Gram was the driving force behind this legendary album. It is considered my many to be the first country/rock recording. I have loved it since the first day that I heard it. Gram then went on to play in The Flying Burritio Brothers with former Byrds member Chris Hillman. This was another great stint in country/rock which is known today as alternative country. After Gram left the Burrito Brothers, he recorded two solo albums with an unknown vocalist to do duets by the name of Emmylou Harris. Gram died in a motel in Joshua Tree due to an alcohol/drug mix shortly after his second solo album which is called Greivous Angel was released.
His body was burned at Joshua Tree because of a pact that he had with a friend. There is a movie called Grand Theft parsons that is loosely based on that story.
Gram's music means the world to me. Seeing this film which there are many interviews with Gram's family,friends,bandmates and widow helped me know the man somewhat.
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« Reply #1485 on: February 19, 2008, 10:21:00 AM »


Casino Royale (2006)

Daniel Craig helps prove that there's still a place for James Bond films in cinema.
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« Reply #1486 on: February 20, 2008, 03:46:03 AM »

On screen :

"Cloverfield" 3 days ago : very good scenario, the rythm and the movements of camera are sometimes difficult to stand, but it is a good film, original.

"No Country For Old Men", yesterday night : the best film watched recently, I hope it will receive several Oscars/ Awards !
Javier Berdam (Chigurh) is amazing in it, his wide and strange empty eyes, the way he moves : I've had just read the book from which it is adapted, and the character imagined by Cormac Mc Carthy is exactly that one !
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« Reply #1487 on: February 24, 2008, 02:58:50 AM »

Mr. Woodcock

Billy Bob Thornton plays the greatest bad guy that you love to hate. It was a fun movie.
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« Reply #1488 on: March 07, 2008, 09:02:22 PM »

"Urban Justice" and "Pistol Whipped" are two new dvds i recently rented. Great action scenes  O0
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« Reply #1489 on: March 16, 2008, 01:34:35 AM »

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Great film, awesome score



I hear a re-make is happening.. tut tut.

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« Reply #1490 on: March 16, 2008, 08:52:28 PM »

I watched Wrong Turn 2 last night for some mindless horror. I was quite surprised how entertaining it was for a modern slasher flick.  Henry Rollins was in it and he was great. The story was fun. I will watch it again.
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« Reply #1491 on: March 17, 2008, 04:11:41 AM »

Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

This was a treat to watch. Not an out and out comedy that we're used to from Will Ferrell, but a quirky, very original story of an IRS man who wakes up one morning with a voice in his head, who is narrating his life. It turns out, that the narrator is an actual author who is writing a book about an IRS man, and Will Ferrell is determined to find her.

Also stars Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson.

4/5.

Mister Roberts (1955)

One of my all time favorites. Henry Fonda reprises his stage performance of Mister Roberts who longs to get a transfer off the supply ship he is on during WWII and away from the nutty Captain (James Cagney) who he is at constant loggerheads with and onto a destroyer and into the action before the war ends.

Also starring William Powell, and Jack Lemmon in his Academy Award winning role of Ensign Pulver.

5/5.

American Gun (2005)

Absolute brilliant acting in this, about several stories where the characters have been involved in gun violence.

Marcia Gay Harden is the standout who plays the mother of a boy who three years earlier went on a school shooting spree.

Forest Whitaker plays a school principle who spends more time at the school at the expense of his wife and young son.

Donald Sutherland plays a gun shop owner who's grand daughter helps out in the store while going to College, but doesn't seem like the happy go lucky little girl he remembers.

4/5.

The Good Shepherd (2006)

A fascinating story of a CIA agent who's work is more important than anything, including his family. Directed by Robert DeNiro and starring Matt Damon, William Hurt, Angelina Jolie, Michael Gambon and Alec Baldwin along with some cameos from other well known actors including DeNiro himself.

This is one of those films where you have to pay careful attention at all times as it constantly jumps back and forward in time from the 1960's and the Bay Of Pigs crisis and during WWII. It's a fascinating insight into the early days of the CIA.

The 2 hours and 40 minutes running time of the film never bothered me as the film kept me interested throughout and it never seemed to lag.

4/5.

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

The classic 40's film noir with Lana Turner and John Garfield. Still great entertainment after all these years. Garfield drifts into town and starts working at a diner run by Turner and her much older husband (Cecil Kellaway). Before you know it Garfield is making the moves on Turner (I mean who wouldn't  ) and they start hatching a scheme to bump off Kellaway and live happily ever after. Of course things don't go as planned.

4/5.
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« Reply #1492 on: March 17, 2008, 06:11:37 AM »

Rainy weekend, Kid? ;)
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« Reply #1493 on: March 17, 2008, 01:39:30 PM »

Rainy weekend, Kid? ;)

He he, rain, what's that. :D

No, I'm just trying to clear the backlog of videos and DVD's off the shelf before I go back to work next month. Doesn't help though when I keep buying or taping things every day.
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« Reply #1494 on: March 17, 2008, 09:25:36 PM »

Ahh you're on holidays SK. I was wondering why you were playing golf every second day and watching movies every other.
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« Reply #1495 on: March 17, 2008, 11:20:06 PM »

Ahh you're on holidays SK. I was wondering why you were playing golf every second day and watching movies every other.

Yes, March is my favorite month of the year. Of course, if I could crack powerball, every other month of the year would be great too. :D
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« Reply #1496 on: March 20, 2008, 08:04:11 AM »

Run Fat Boy Run

Starring Simon Pegg... Pretty good, quite funny.

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« Reply #1497 on: March 22, 2008, 04:15:19 PM »

The Buddy Holly Story (1978)

I really enjoyed this. Apparently Gary Busey did all his own singing, and he did a good job of it. Charles Martin Smith and Don Stroud play the other members of Holly's band, The Crickets. Great music throughout.

4/5.

The King (2006)

Made for TV bio-pic of Australia's King of Television Graham Kennedy. Starting from his early days in radio, then his successful tonight show on TV through the 50's and 60's. Not a bad effort all round. Stephen Curry portrays Kennedy well. Though all it really does is make you want to see re-runs of the real Graham Kennedy in action.

3/5.

Night At The Museum (2006)

Amusing little film of Ben Stiller getting a job as a night watchman at a museum, and the mayhem that happens when the exhibits come to life. Nothing real special, but you'll get a laugh, especially from Mickey Rooney's performance.

3/5

Little Miss Marker (1980)

Remake of the 30's Shirley Temple film. Walter Matthua plays a bookie who is left a child for a marker by a gambler who can't pay up his ten dollars he owes. Nice little time filler, not much else. Also starring Julie Andrews, Tony Curtis, Bob Newhart and Brian Dennehy.

3/5.

Act Of Love (1953)

Lonely soldier falls in love during his stay in France during WWII. Nice film for a rainy day. Stars Kirk Douglas.

3/5.

48 HRS (1982)

Eddie Murphy's film debut is an 80's action pic with plenty of shootings and laughs. The usual good cop/bad cop buddy picture except this time, it's good cop/bad con who join forces. Of course they hate each other to begin with and you've seen this type of film before, but it's mindless fun and violence for 90 minutes.

3/5.

Another 48 HRS (1990)

The sequel isn't that bad, it's just a rehash of the first film with more shootings and things getting blown up. Although it seemed that whenever someone got shot they had to fall through a window or a pane of glass in the process. I think most of the budget went on glass, or the substitute that they use for glass in films.

3/5.

The Great Outdoors (1988)

Not John Candy and Dan Aykroyd's best work, but there's still a few laughs in this. "Bart" the bear steals the show. The highlight being when he crashes through the cabin door and has John Candy pinned underneath it and is using him as a trampoline.

3/5.


Uncle Buck (1989)

This and Planes, Trains and Automobiles are my two favorite John Candy films. In this he plays the loser brother who comes to stay and look after his two nieces and nephew for a week when is brother and sister in law have to go out out of town. Plenty of laughs. My favorite is when he has trouble with the washing machine.

4/5.
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« Reply #1498 on: March 22, 2008, 04:24:49 PM »

I'm currently doing the Grindhouse double. Watched Death Proof last night. 3.5/5 Planet Terror today.

Finally some wet weather coming up for this week, so looks like I'll be going to the video store.
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« Reply #1499 on: March 22, 2008, 11:22:09 PM »

I'm currently doing the Grindhouse double. Watched Death Proof last night. 3.5/5 Planet Terror today.

Finally some wet weather coming up for this week, so looks like I'll be going to the video store.

I am glad that you are finally getting some rain Southern Cat
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