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Offline Bogey

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #5900 on: February 18, 2009, 05:50:14 PM »
Changeling (2008) w/ Jolie et al; director, Clint Eastwood - a Netflix rental - based on an 'unsolved' true (and tragic) story from the late 1920s fromf Los Angeles - mixed reviews, although surprising a good average score on Amazon; Netflix rating about 3* (out of 5) - this is a quite atmospheric film w/ Jolie giving a good performance; however, I just got 'bored' by the middle and felt the film went too long; although I really love Clint, sometimes he seems to go into a 'slow motion' mode and carry the story too far to hold interest (at least mine - but I'm an inpatient 'old man' -  ;) ;D).

Gave it only a 3* rating on Netflix (which was about the average) - not a BUY for me -  :D



Clint's films certainly have a unique "look" to them Dave.  Well crafted, but sometimes, too much so for my taste.  Also, as I have stated in the past, there is a "cleaness" to them that, well, makes even the dirt look clean. 
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #5901 on: February 18, 2009, 08:08:42 PM »
Long Life, Happiness, and Prosperity

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #5902 on: February 19, 2009, 12:29:27 AM »
A compelling and very interesting film, small in its proportions, but with a lot to say.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #5903 on: February 19, 2009, 12:37:39 AM »
This will be my workout film, "The Challenge" a film directed by Daniel Vigne.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #5904 on: February 19, 2009, 01:31:38 AM »
MASH

Liked it even more this time.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #5905 on: February 19, 2009, 10:30:45 AM »
Believe it or not, I have not been to the movie theater since 1997 when I saw Titanic.  :o

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #5906 on: February 19, 2009, 11:40:37 AM »
Believe it or not, I have not been to the movie theater since 1997 when I saw Titanic.  :o
That would probably have turned me off to movies ever after as well.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #5907 on: February 19, 2009, 02:16:02 PM »
That would probably have turned me off to movies ever after as well.

I actually liked the old black and white version much better.  :D

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #5908 on: February 19, 2009, 06:09:25 PM »
My last (I nearly said most recent, but let last stand) time in a cinema was some time before 1996 . . . but I don't even recall either the occasion or the movie.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #5909 on: February 20, 2009, 04:15:29 AM »
My last (I nearly said most recent, but let last stand) time in a cinema was some time before 1996 . . . but I don't even recall either the occasion or the movie.


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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #5910 on: February 20, 2009, 09:41:13 AM »
Wow! I feel so modern (or is it old-fashioned?? probably the latter ;D). I went last year! (There Will Be Blood)

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #5911 on: February 20, 2009, 09:53:21 AM »


Beautiful. Masterpiece. Recommended.

If this is the movie where the dumb husband cuts off his wife's fingers, I have to chime in with a negative opinion.  The movie starts well but eventually becomes quite boring.  Also, I couldn't identify at all with that dope of a husband.

My wife disliked the movie even more than I did.  However, my adult daughter considers it one of her all-time favorites; she loves dysfunctional personalities.

As for Titanic, not bad at all, although my wife also disliked that one as well.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #5912 on: February 20, 2009, 02:35:31 PM »
Saw Bolt in 3D at Surrey Quays Odeon with the niece and nephew. OK, it's not as tight or innovative as Toy Story, but we all enjoyed it and the 3D effects were amazing. I've seen a few 3D films in the past and it's normally a weird and gimmicky experience, but the technology has obviously come on in leaps and bounds. A nice film that I'd be happy to watch again in 2D, even if it ain't as good at Toy Story 1 and 2. The other half loved the early scenes with Bolt as a puppy.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #5913 on: February 20, 2009, 04:25:04 PM »
Saw V Oh the gore! My girl loves this series.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #5914 on: February 21, 2009, 10:17:04 AM »
my most memorable part of the film was seeing a real image of Harvey Milk at the end of the movie.  To see his actual smile and see him laughing is an image I will not soon forget.  The credits indicated that there was an actual documentary made about Milk and his activist role that this movie I am guessing used clips from.  This, I am guessing, would be even more powerful than tonight's film, and one that would be well worth tracking down.
There was indeed an Oscar-winning (!) documentary on Harvey Milk a decade or two ago. Several critics have vocally argued the point that that first movie was far more powerful than this one, Penn's acting (and eerie resemblance to the original!) notwithstanding.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #5915 on: February 22, 2009, 04:46:20 PM »


Second time through, I really like this film. Not nearly as much as Rushmore, but it's still great. I didn't connect with any of the other Wes Anderson films.  :-\

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #5916 on: February 22, 2009, 05:11:02 PM »
Midnight Meat Train

My girl loves this stuff. This one was very uneven. it started out very well for a horror movie, with characters you could actually (gasp!) like. But then it went in to alot of beat-'em-ups, psycho-Halloween killing inhuman dude fu, etc.

I think the only really interesting thing about this would be classifying it...I nominate "Fantasy Gore".

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #5917 on: February 22, 2009, 05:26:24 PM »


Score by Bernard Herrmann, his only Western: not on the level of the Jerome Moross score for The Big Country, but not bad.

A minor, unknown classic with some great lines: when asked why the Richard Widmark character, a cynic and seemingly not the type to sacrifice himself, is staying behind to hold off Indians so that others can escape, the Gary Cooper character says: "Because that's the way it's always been!  Somebody stays behind and gets the job done!"   $:)

 
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #5918 on: February 22, 2009, 05:36:54 PM »
Last few films I've watched:

Slumdog Millionaire - nice enough, but not worth all the hype, and certainly not oscar worthy.

Little Women - sentimental and a little kitsch, but actually it comes good in the end with a genuinely moving second half.

Groundhog Day - another nice film, but predictable and a little bit pointless? What are we meant to learn?

Rear Window - fantastic film - never seen it before. A question - I felt sceptical towards the murder hypothesis that the characters entertain right until the phonecall to Thorwald - up until then it seemed to me it could all have been wild flights of fancy, and actually it's rather improbably that hs hunch pays off - am I unusual in this, or was this Hitchcock's intended idea?

The Royal Tenenbaums - One of my all time favourite movies, rewatching it for the 10th or so time. Great soundtrack too - really obscure stuff in it like Enescu's cello sonata no.1! (And it's a movie that Ben Stiller is in that isn't awful!)
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #5919 on: February 22, 2009, 05:46:31 PM »
Last night, some WWII films:

Above & Beyond (1952) w/ Robert Taylor & Eleanor Parker - about Paul Tibbets, pilot of the Enola Gay which dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima - copied to my DVR and a first watch; I'd rate the film 3* to 3+* of 4; worth a watch if you're interested in this subject.

The Tuskegee Airmen (1995) w/ Laurence Fishburne; own this DVD and a fascinating story of 'black' pilots during WWII - the presence of Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. in the film is special - check out the link!  :D