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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1305 on: July 12, 2012, 09:34:59 AM »
I couldn't get into "Triplets"... I found it unbearably dreary, almost soulless. I enjoyed "Illusionist" more but at the end I felt the same way.
Really? I felt the opposite. Chomet obviously has a dark sense of humor and a bit of a satirical bite towards American culture, but I really felt Madame Souza's love for Champion and Bruno as well as her indomitable nature. She reminds me of my late grandma :)

The Triplets were delightfully kind old eccentrics when it would have been easy to make them bitter has-beens.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1306 on: July 12, 2012, 10:07:37 AM »
Unbreakable with Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson. Savior with Dennis Quaid.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1307 on: July 12, 2012, 11:55:22 AM »
Animat's Top Ten Worst Live-Action Movies Based on Cartoons. Part 2 begins automatically ten seconds after Part 1 ends.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1308 on: July 12, 2012, 02:54:18 PM »
"The Illusionist" was good. So was "The Prestige".
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1309 on: July 12, 2012, 03:03:23 PM »
Different movie, same title.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1310 on: July 12, 2012, 04:31:49 PM »
Different movie, same title.

Ah, I was thinking of The Illusionist (2006), but I see now there's also The Illusionist (2010).
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1311 on: July 12, 2012, 09:43:02 PM »
"The Illusionist" was good. So was "The Prestige".
Different movie, same title.

Ah, I was thinking of The Illusionist (2006), but I see now there's also The Illusionist (2010).

Did not care for the The Illusionist (2006). Nooo sir. But I did enjoy The Prestige.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1312 on: July 21, 2012, 12:50:32 AM »
I saw Nolan's Batman trilogy last night. I was half asleep by TDKR, unfortunately. I may start a thread about Christian morality based on themes from The Dark Knight, though.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1313 on: July 21, 2012, 01:13:42 AM »
My favorite films I'm trying to write down:

1. Apocalypse Now
2. Inception
3. I want to put Citizen Kane there but I know it might come off as me being a sheep who thinks its the greatest film ever.
4. Vertigo
5. Not sure yet on the rest.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1314 on: July 21, 2012, 01:31:04 AM »
My favorite movie at the moment is FANTASTIC MR. FOX!  It's brilliant and I can't cussing get enough of it.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1315 on: July 21, 2012, 03:43:48 AM »
Did not care for the The Illusionist (2006). Nooo sir. But I did enjoy The Prestige.

Same here.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1316 on: July 23, 2012, 12:03:31 AM »
Currently watching Return of the Living Dead

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1317 on: August 07, 2012, 08:31:53 PM »
I think I'm gonna watch me some Labyrinth tonight. Who's with me? :)

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1318 on: August 07, 2012, 08:47:12 PM »
My favorite films I'm trying to write down:

1. Apocalypse Now
2. Inception
3. I want to put Citizen Kane there but I know it might come off as me being a sheep who thinks its the greatest film ever.
4. Vertigo
5. Not sure yet on the rest.

Start over.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1319 on: August 07, 2012, 08:59:55 PM »
Start over with what?
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1320 on: August 07, 2012, 10:08:27 PM »
Start over with what?

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1321 on: August 07, 2012, 11:06:57 PM »
Start over with what?

Those cannot be your favorite films. I refuse to accept it. Especially, the first two. And I agree that Citizen Kane get a lot raving for what it is. But I could see why a visually literate person like yourself could appreciate it.

Most folks are just full of it when they list Citizen Kane. Historically important for reasons of narrative and technical innovation, not sure most people believe it is as important or good as they say it is.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1322 on: August 07, 2012, 11:12:52 PM »
Start over with what?

Those cannot be your favorite films. I refuse to accept it. Especially, the first two. And I agree that Citizen Kane get a lot raving for what it is. But I could see why a visually literate person like yourself could appreciate it.

Most folks are just full of it when they list Citizen Kane. Historically important for reasons of narrative and technical innovation, not sure most people believe it is as important or good as they say it is.

Nah Apocalypse Now is my all time favorite film. I'm bit of an affiociando about the film TBH.

And I own too much merchandise from CK, like the entire script for starters.

Vertigo rulz.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1323 on: August 07, 2012, 11:13:15 PM »
Start over with what?

Remind me of the babe.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1324 on: August 07, 2012, 11:37:06 PM »
Start over with what?

Those cannot be your favorite films. I refuse to accept it. Especially, the first two. And I agree that Citizen Kane get a lot raving for what it is. But I could see why a visually literate person like yourself could appreciate it.

Most folks are just full of it when they list Citizen Kane. Historically important for reasons of narrative and technical innovation, not sure most people believe it is as important or good as they say it is.

Nah Apocalypse Now is my all time favorite film. I'm bit of an affiociando about the film TBH.



One of my favorite movies too. But that's only because I haven't learned to know what I'm supposed to like and what I'm not supposed to like. I hope Orthonorm will keep teaching me. I also like Lentil soup, Alabama football, and reggae music. But that's only because I don't know better. I hope Orthonorm will be patient with me.  ;)



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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1325 on: August 11, 2012, 02:08:35 AM »
Currently watching:

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1326 on: August 19, 2012, 01:16:45 AM »
Back to one of my fondest childhood memories, especially since watching this movie was one of the last things my dad ever did with my brother and me before he died:

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

(I understand that the original version of this movie, without any of Spielberg's later changes, is scheduled to be released on Blu-ray in October.)
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1327 on: August 19, 2012, 02:50:32 AM »
I should be asleep... but instead I'm surfing the interwebs and listening to the movie Sleepaway Camp 2...
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1328 on: August 23, 2012, 10:15:43 PM »
Movies I've watched in the last week or so:

Kung Pow: Enter the First
Labyrinth
Revenge of the Nerds
Pumping Iron
MST3K: The Touch of Satan
Sleepaway Camp 2
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1329 on: August 23, 2012, 10:33:24 PM »
Prince of Darkness by John Carpenter.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1330 on: August 23, 2012, 10:50:45 PM »
Back to one of my fondest childhood memories, especially since watching this movie was one of the last things my dad ever did with my brother and me before he died:

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

(I understand that the original version of this movie, without any of Spielberg's later changes, is scheduled to be released on Blu-ray in October.)

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1331 on: August 23, 2012, 11:20:34 PM »
Start over with what?

Those cannot be your favorite films. I refuse to accept it. Especially, the first two. And I agree that Citizen Kane get a lot raving for what it is. But I could see why a visually literate person like yourself could appreciate it.

Most folks are just full of it when they list Citizen Kane. Historically important for reasons of narrative and technical innovation, not sure most people believe it is as important or good as they say it is.

Nah Apocalypse Now is my all time favorite film. I'm bit of an affiociando about the film TBH.



One of my favorite movies too. But that's only because I haven't learned to know what I'm supposed to like and what I'm not supposed to like. I hope Orthonorm will keep teaching me. I also like Lentil soup, Alabama football, and reggae music. But that's only because I don't know better. I hope Orthonorm will be patient with me.  ;)



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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1332 on: August 26, 2012, 04:07:49 PM »
We watched "The Secret of Kells" last night.  Beautiful animation and a well told story with the creation/finishing of the Book of Kells as the center.  It is fiction, but it is a lovely tale.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1333 on: August 28, 2012, 03:21:42 AM »
Currently watching Beetlejuice...

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« Reply #1334 on: August 31, 2012, 07:12:44 PM »
I just saw Beasts of the Southern Wild.  It was a great movie.  I highly recommend it.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1335 on: September 01, 2012, 01:36:05 PM »
Watched "Doubt" last week....HIGHLY recommend.  Thought-provoking, originally a play, TONS of character development.  Loved it. 
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1336 on: September 02, 2012, 05:23:46 AM »
Watched "Doubt" last week....HIGHLY recommend.  Thought-provoking, originally a play, TONS of character development.  Loved it. 

Good movie, despite the predictability (i.e. predictably "unpredictable") and the typical hamming from Meryl Streep. But definitely worth watching.



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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1337 on: September 02, 2012, 08:51:48 PM »
Just saw Celeste and Jesse Forever.  It was an OK movie.  Some slow parts and some cringe worthy moments.  Oh, and depressing as hell.  
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« Reply #1338 on: September 04, 2012, 02:31:17 PM »
Prince of Darkness last night. Greatest B-movie horror ever. Love the dream sequence.
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« Reply #1339 on: September 04, 2012, 02:34:27 PM »
Watched a couple of Korean war films - My Way and Tae Guk Gi.  Both are excellent.
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« Reply #1340 on: September 05, 2012, 05:24:18 PM »
I saw Tae Guk Gi a few years back and thought it began alright but descended into cliche, melodrama, and general silliness toward the ends. The music was horribly generic sentimental war movie filler.
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« Reply #1341 on: September 05, 2012, 05:47:28 PM »
Anybody seen City of God?
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« Reply #1342 on: September 05, 2012, 06:03:47 PM »
Anybody seen City of God?

Yeah, a while ago. Loved it. It's brutal though.
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« Reply #1343 on: September 06, 2012, 06:43:04 PM »
Anybody seen City of God?

Yeah, a while ago. Loved it. It's brutal though.
Ok great, I'll need to stream it if I can.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #1344 on: September 06, 2012, 10:32:29 PM »
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« Reply #1345 on: September 07, 2012, 12:13:58 AM »
"Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days"

Took my children to see this one. I was cracking up. Goofy, good stuff! :)


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« Reply #1346 on: September 07, 2012, 12:18:01 AM »
I saw Tae Guk Gi a few years back and thought it began alright but descended into cliche, melodrama, and general silliness toward the ends. The music was horribly generic sentimental war movie filler.

Agreed to a degree.  I still liked it in spite of the melodrama, perhaps because of it to some extent.  Better than any war film we've put out since Black Hawk Down.  Perhaps Letters From Iwo Jima.
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« Reply #1347 on: September 07, 2012, 12:22:42 AM »
A great war movie I recently saw was City of Life and Death (or Nanjing! Nanjing!) which is about the Rape of Nanjing.

It offers a great, nuanced panorama of the horrors. The Chinese director also made a bold move in humanizing the Japanese soldiers (it's done really well and without sentimentality) which apparently got him death threats from some of his countrymen.
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« Reply #1348 on: September 07, 2012, 02:18:38 AM »
So good...

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« Reply #1349 on: September 07, 2012, 03:19:37 PM »
A great war movie I recently saw was City of Life and Death (or Nanjing! Nanjing!) which is about the Rape of Nanjing.

It offers a great, nuanced panorama of the horrors. The Chinese director also made a bold move in humanizing the Japanese soldiers (it's done really well and without sentimentality) which apparently got him death threats from some of his countrymen.

I might have to see that.  Thanks.
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