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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #13740 on: April 25, 2009, 05:47:50 PM »
Still Walking (Horikazu Koreeda, 2008)

Easily the best 2009 film I've watched so far.

Well, I can't ignore that movie now can I?

It's awesome :). Plus, it has some of the best food scenes I've seen in a long time. I <3 corn tempura!!

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #13741 on: April 25, 2009, 08:51:34 PM »
Crude - (2009, Joe Berlinger) - nice david v goliath tale of Ecuadorian team taking on Texaco's (now Chevron) environmental disaster left behind in amazon.  from the director that brought you Metallica: Monster in a Box (and Paradise Lost and Brother's Keeper), you'd expect this anti-oil doc to be less complainty and more narrative/character driven, but i don't think it worked as well as he hoped it would.  it is definitely a good doc and story, just could have been a bit tighter, and really is more typical than expected - not that i hold this against it, i just think other might - which is too bad because it would be nice for this story to get more play but i reckon it will have pretty limited appeal.

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Grade: B+

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #13742 on: April 25, 2009, 08:55:48 PM »
Crude - (2009, Joe Berlinger) - nice david v goliath tale of Ecuadorian team taking on Texaco's (now Chevron) environmental disaster left behind in amazon.  from the director that brought you Metallica: Monster in a Box (and Paradise Lost and Brother's Keeper), you'd expect this anti-oil doc to be less complainty and more narrative/character driven, but i don't think it worked as well as he hoped it would.  it is definitely a good doc and story, just could have been a bit tighter, and really is more typical than expected - not that i hold this against it, i just think other might - which is too bad because it would be nice for this story to get more play but i reckon it will have pretty limited appeal.

Agreed.
Grade: B+

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This played around here today but at the same time as Still Walking which I really wanted to watch :-\. Hopefully it'll play here again outside of the film festival.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #13743 on: April 25, 2009, 08:56:59 PM »
Still Walking

Have you already seen After Life and Nobody Knows?

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #13744 on: April 25, 2009, 09:01:47 PM »
Still Walking

Have you already seen After Life and Nobody Knows?

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Only Nobody Knows. And I like Still Walking more that that one.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #13745 on: April 25, 2009, 09:59:09 PM »

The Devil's Backbone (Guillermo Del Toro, 2001)

I enjoyed this quite a bit. The story is a little predictable, but the execution is what really matters here and it's excellent. It is a nice companion piece to Pan's Labyrinth, and like Pan's, the supernatural / fantasy elements aren't really necessary, the story is really strong without them, but they add layers to the movie and give it a strong identity. I also really loved the visual cues of the ghosts (the underwater look, and the flies later). I wouldn't really recommend this as a great ghost story, but as a great story with ghosts.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #13746 on: April 25, 2009, 10:03:56 PM »
Hannah Montana The Movie - Like Slumdog Millionaire except good. After my papers and stuff I'll write more in depth things all up in the spoilerific thread.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #13747 on: April 26, 2009, 12:14:02 AM »
Dawn of the Dead (2004)

It was on TV the other day and I caught the first scene. CINECAST!ing scary! I don't think I can watch the rest of it. It seems Zack Snyder isn't a total hack. 
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #13748 on: April 26, 2009, 12:31:54 AM »
Hannah Montana The Movie - Like Slumdog Millionaire except good. After my papers and stuff I'll write more in depth things all up in the spoilerific thread.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #13749 on: April 26, 2009, 03:16:44 AM »
Heaven's Gate  (Michael Cimino, 1980)
Almost as good as Kevin's Gate!
Grade: B+

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