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Just saw State of Play. It was actually pretty good.
Good thread. Watched "Requiem for a Dream" yesterday for the first time. Good, if not messed up, movie. Last night I watched one of my favorite action movies "The Way of the Gun" again. On of my top five favorite gunfights in the history of cinema. For anybody that cares, the gunfight in "Heat" (which may be my favorite movie of all time) as they are coming out of the bank is my all time favorite.
As for today, me and the woman are planning on seeing "Shutter Island". I've heard nothing but good things about this one...
Shutter Island looks good. So does the Crazies.
It was good. Very good. But I love Scorscese movies. The Crazies is probably going to be a crap movie, but I'm a sucker for zombie movies and will probably take a chance on it at some point (on DVD though).
I watched Gran Torino this morning, Was ok.
Agreed. I actually found it kind of tedious. Clint Eastwood did have some funny lines in that movie, though. "What are you fish heads looking at?"
Last movie I saw in a theater was Wall-E(sneak preview), last one I paid to see was Kung Fu Panda.
Last one I saw outright was a rental, "Madea Goes to Jail".
The last film I watched in full was The Insider. So good...
I watched the funny parts of The Meaning of Life the other night.
Kill Bill Volumes 1 & 2. IMO, the best movies that Tarantino has done in his career. Gotta say I'm partial to the second one though both are very good. The fight scene at the end of the first one is probably one of the best fight scenes I have seen on film.
Rented "Shaving Ryans Privates" last night. Quite the action film
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Saw the "Wild Bunch" last night and I hadn't seen it in years and what a great film. An American masterpiece that is a little bit forgotten about but is one of the greatest westerns ever. It looks great in Blu-Ray also.
Saw "Alice in Wonderland" as it was cute, though not the best but, cute!
I was saddened to see The Hurt Locker win best film at the Oscars. I thought Avatar was a true film achievement. I know the story was basic (I covered all that in the Avatar thread) but, it was so much more than the story. Which really needed to appeal to all audiences. The Hurt Locker on the other hand was a slow movie with a few tense moments. Over all not interesting with poor character development and disjointed scenes. Take any two episodes of the defunct FX series Over There and you have The Hurt Locker. Even on Rotten Tomatoes it's rated very high and I just don't get it. It was OK but, hardly outstanding. Even on a cinematography level.
Last movie I saw was Terminator Salvation.
It was not as good as 1,2 or 3, but it was ok.
Zombieland. Got it at RedBox for $1. Very entertaining piece of cinema.
Getting over a bad cold so I had an opportunity to catch up on some movie watching today thanks to the RedBox...
1. The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard: Eh. I thought this movie was going to be a lot funnier than it was considering it was Will Ferrell's studio that made it and the cast in it. But, alas, there were only a few moments where I laughed in it. And these weren't the kind of gut laughs that I got out of movies like Borat and Anchorman, just simple "heh's". Pretty bad movie that was more interested in offending than entertaining, IMO.
2. Law Abiding Citizen: Thoroughly entertained by this one. Everything from the cinematography to the acting to the plot was well done. At first you find yourself agreeing with Gerard Butler, then you start to see him go over the edge one victim at a time. Even if it is pretty far fetched, I still found myself thoroughly entertained by this. Definitely a must see for a boring Saturday night.
Next up is "The Box". I liked Donnie Darko myself so I'm hearing that I'll find this watchable.
The Box: This was definitely the best movie of the day for me. There wasn't a moment in this movie where I wasn't entertained. I'm going to warn anybody that wants to watch it though... like it's counterpart from Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko) don't plan on completely understanding every single thing about the plot and the characters when the movie ends. There are more twists and turns in this movie than a mountain highway. In the end, it wraps things up nicely and you understand the final reprucussions of pressing the button, but you're never going to be aware of where the box or it's creator came from, what they represent, and why they're made available to seemingly regular people. This movie is also pretty creepy as well. It kind of has thematic elements of movies like "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" and "The Twilight Zone". I'd definitely recommend it. Not a boring part in the entire two hours.
Agreed, although I haven't yet seen "The Hurt Locker" and might not, as I've heard a lot about it and it just doesn't seem enjoyable. "Avatar" should've won Best Picture. I think the Academy just got all carried away with the woman director angle and it snowballed.
Halloween II back in September.
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