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« Reply #13660 on: April 20, 2012, 04:49:52 AM »
So I put this one in, a balm for eyes and ears. Debra Messing is a very pretty woman, and good actress.


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« Reply #13661 on: April 20, 2012, 04:52:07 AM »
And despite the negative stories and reviews about this film, it entertained me greatly.


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« Reply #13662 on: April 20, 2012, 04:56:14 AM »
Sarge I love Archer, it's hilarious!  I'm on season 2, I don't think netflix has season 3 though but eventually I'll get there...

For me it's SNL best of Will Ferrell.  And yes it did have celebrity jeopardy, suck it Trebek! ;D

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« Reply #13663 on: April 20, 2012, 05:04:18 AM »
the phone rings and somebody says,
"hey, they made a movie about
Mahler, you ought to go see it.
he was as f*cked-up as you are."
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #13664 on: April 20, 2012, 05:13:39 AM »
Sarge I love Archer, it's hilarious!  I'm on season 2, I don't think netflix has season 3 though but eventually I'll get there...

I don't know how Netflix will do it but there is a separate three episode arc between the last (thirteenth) episode of season 2 and the first episode of season 3 called Special Assignment: Heart of Archness. Don't miss that...it explains what happens to Archer after the tragic conclusion of season 2.

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the phone rings and somebody says,
"hey, they made a movie about
Mahler, you ought to go see it.
he was as f*cked-up as you are."
                               --Charles Bukowski, "Mahler"

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« Reply #13665 on: April 20, 2012, 05:14:46 AM »
Oh yeah  8)

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Because of Archer, my girlfriend has the hots for H Jon Benjamin, despite seeing what he looks like in real life. Looks like I'm the . . . Danger Zone!
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« Reply #13666 on: April 20, 2012, 05:17:59 AM »
Because of Archer, my girlfriend has the hots for H Jon Benjamin, despite seeing what he looks like in real life. Looks like I'm the . . . Danger Zone!

 ;D :D ;D

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the phone rings and somebody says,
"hey, they made a movie about
Mahler, you ought to go see it.
he was as f*cked-up as you are."
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #13667 on: April 20, 2012, 12:25:13 PM »
Max Ophuls: Le Plaisir (1952) - Great cast in script created from three intertwining stories by Guy de Maupassant. But the real star is Ophuls's camera (cinematography by Philippe Agostini and Christian Matras), roaming through the houses and streets of 19th-century Paris with grace and imagination--it's like music.



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« Reply #13668 on: April 21, 2012, 01:04:15 AM »
Max Ophuls: Le Plaisir (1952) - Great cast in script created from three intertwining stories by Guy de Maupassant. But the real star is Ophuls's camera (cinematography by Philippe Agostini and Christian Matras), roaming through the houses and streets of 19th-century Paris with grace and imagination--it's like music.



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Big thumbs up!! It's one of my all time favorite movies. That second story is pure cinematic magic, the sunlight in the church, the genius way he shoots the dealings in brothel voyeurishly only from outside through the windows, and generally how he captures de Maupassant's tone. Utterly wonderful.
Bruce, have you seen Ophuls' The Earrings of Madame de ... ? If not, you simply have to.

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« Reply #13669 on: April 21, 2012, 05:09:17 AM »
A very entertaining film, and well made too. Keeps you glued to the screen.


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« Reply #13670 on: April 21, 2012, 05:13:27 AM »
And during running this one, a delightful movie.


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« Reply #13671 on: April 21, 2012, 05:14:48 AM »
And in the evening this fabulous film, which I saw many times, and still makes a huge impression on me.


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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #13672 on: April 21, 2012, 11:58:16 AM »
Big thumbs up!! It's one of my all time favorite movies. That second story is pure cinematic magic, the sunlight in the church, the genius way he shoots the dealings in brothel voyeurishly only from outside through the windows, and generally how he captures de Maupassant's tone. Utterly wonderful.
Bruce, have you seen Ophuls' The Earrings of Madame de ... ? If not, you simply have to.



I can easily see why Le Plaisir would be a favorite! It may become one of mine, once the initial viewing wears off. Right now I'm in the sort of "stunned at how good it is" phase. Will have to see it again, now that I know what to expect (e.g., to examine the camera work more closely). Totally agree with everything you say about the film.

I haven't seen The Earrings of Madame de ... --it's been on my "to see" list for years, along with La Ronde. But this viewing of Le Plaisir may spur me to have a little Ophuls-fest.

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« Reply #13673 on: April 21, 2012, 04:54:30 PM »
Just saw Jn Cleese get knocked off by a pair of clowns in “Look — (Stop Me If You've Heard This One) — But There Were These Two Fellers...” from the last season of The Avengers. (Or, last season of The original Avengers.)
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« Reply #13674 on: April 22, 2012, 07:52:17 AM »
I haven't seen The Earrings of Madame de ... --it's been on my "to see" list for years, along with La Ronde. But this viewing of Le Plaisir may spur me to have a little Ophuls-fest.

--Bruce

Resounding Yes to the Ophuls-fest! Earrings is fantastic film, all three leads: Darrieux, De Sica and Boyer are pitch perfect, and I'm certain you'll love the waltz scene, another instance of Ophulsian fluid magic.

I'm bit less fond of Le Ronde, it's still wonderful but probably because of its construction I see too many wheels turning.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #13675 on: April 22, 2012, 08:00:32 AM »




Super slick and visually nifty, but completely pointless, with one of the weakest movie villains I've seen.  At least Paula Patton is smokin' hot.
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« Reply #13676 on: April 22, 2012, 08:30:31 AM »
At least Paula Patton is smokin' hot.

For me it was Lea Seydoux who was so beautiful that everytime she was on screen I forgot what the movie was about.  She looks like a princess and not an assassin! :D

I liked MI 4, I thought it was much better than 2 or 3.  I agree that the villain is pretty weak, but he is better than Philip Seymour Hoffman's character in 3.

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« Reply #13677 on: April 22, 2012, 08:37:36 AM »


I've been watching Once Upon A Time and I'm hooked.  The Lost writers are using a narrative structure similar to Lost (flashbacks to reveal characters and backstory) but are doing a much better job of it so that you feel that there are two stories being told that are independent but deeply connected (there is a curse that causes the characters of legend to live in the normal world without magic, and they don't remember who they were, the tv show goes back and forth between current time and the past before the curse).  Really like the characters, most especially Rumpelstiltskin who is fiendishly evil, devious, he always seems to be three steps ahead of everyone including the Evil Queen.


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« Reply #13678 on: April 22, 2012, 09:00:21 AM »
Aye, Rumpelstiltskin was the über-stinker! There's a great Fractured Fairy-Tale featuring him.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #13679 on: April 22, 2012, 10:05:18 AM »
Sarge, DavidW, George,

Glad to see some love for Archer. I've never seen it, but it keeps coming up from people whose taste in comedy I trust, which means I really need to try it. Plus, I'm addicted to Jessica Walter. A-coodle-oodle-oo, a-coodle-oodle-oo!

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