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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20050 on: September 21, 2009, 10:59:55 PM »
Hey roujin, try being just a little more wrong every once in a while.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20051 on: September 21, 2009, 11:02:07 PM »
Alice In Wonderland.

Wondertastic.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20052 on: September 21, 2009, 11:05:21 PM »
huh, people read those things...

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20053 on: September 21, 2009, 11:07:44 PM »
Alice In Wonderland.

Wondertastic.

I told you.  ;D I'm like a modern day prophet, only with a way better beard than any other prophet has ever sported.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20054 on: September 21, 2009, 11:13:19 PM »
Hey roujin, try being just a little more wrong every once in a while.

he's not wrong, just messing with us.  we know he knows that his bad taste is just a gesture to mess with people like you who know better
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20055 on: September 21, 2009, 11:13:45 PM »
Hey roujin, try being just a little more wrong every once in a while.

I'll keep this in mind.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20056 on: September 21, 2009, 11:15:26 PM »
Hey roujin, try being just a little more wrong every once in a while.

he's not wrong, just messing with us.  we know he knows that his bad taste is just a gesture to mess with people like you who know better

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20057 on: September 21, 2009, 11:16:58 PM »

Jackie Brown* (Quentin Tarantino, 1997)

Really glad to get your thoughts on this one, and see that they were positive.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20058 on: September 21, 2009, 11:28:54 PM »
Jackie Brown* (Quentin Tarantino, 1997)

Middle-aged characters whose main concerns are inevitable weight-gaining, hair-loss and getting stuck with jobs they hate for another 25 years because you don't change careers in your 40s don't often get their due in Hollywood films

Indeed. That's probably what struck me the most about this viewing, how concerned it is with aging, trying to stake out your own way even if the years are getting on. Ordell has his money, Max has his thoughts about getting out of the bonds business and Jackie, well, she has a plan. I guess the people that wanted Tarantino to grow up must've skipped this movie cuz it's by far his most mature and soulful film all while grounding it firmly in a genre framework. It also contains bar none his most emotionally resonant sequence (Max Cherry: out-of-focus, alone). Not to mention Tarantino's most complex and human characterizations. CINECAST!, that reprise of "Across 110th Street" is one of the greatest things ever. Those lines on Forster's face say it all. I liked the languid pace and the funky soundtrack and the repeating mall sequence and its incredible soundtrack. May be his best film.



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1. Kill Bill: Volume 1
2. Pulp Fiction
3. Jackie Brown
4. Kill Bill: Volume 2
5. Reservoir Dogs
6. Inglourious Basterds
7. Death Proof

Nice, roujin.  :)  I've not seen Reservoir Dogs, IB, or Death Proof, but Jackie Brown is my favorite among the rest.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20059 on: September 22, 2009, 12:01:45 AM »
#213.

Yi Yi (Edward Yang, 2000) -

Yang Yang is awesome. Yang himself, the director, went a little to Cranberries for my liking, making it a near three hour experience, though it didn't really seem that long. I think it did a good job involving all the different little aspects of life that can and do go wrong, but the way in which it was done was uninvolving to me. I kept thinking that everyone was just going to kill themselves. Seemed like such a depressing movie to me, maybe I took it the wrong way, but geez. Like I said though, Yang Yang is awesome. One of my favorite characters I've seen in a movie this year probably.

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