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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21030 on: October 17, 2009, 10:19:45 PM »
Also, Vertigo should be at the top of that list.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21031 on: October 17, 2009, 10:21:07 PM »
I saw half of Psycho this past week. I'm afraid to see all of it...

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21032 on: October 17, 2009, 10:23:09 PM »
Psycho

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Funny how a movie can be such a part of pop culture you think you know everything about it before you even see it. I thought I pretty much knew everything about Psycho. I was mistaken.

This film is perfectly crafted with a nice slow burn leading to the violence. My conceptions of the film were way off. The famous shower scene had WAY less blood than I thought given how many times I had seen the clip, however, it was somehow more violent than I imagined. It is a perfect example of the less is more maxim. We dont need to see a ton of gore to get the horror. In fact, the more gore you see the less horrific it will be (see Hostel a movie that is not the slightest bit scary vs Paranormal Activity a really scary film).

Perkins is very good. All the cast is great.

I liked the ending and sort of knew it was coming from my general knowledge of the film.  What are people's problems with it.

Nice write up, Clovis - so glad you liked it so much. The ending doesn't really bother me either.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21033 on: October 17, 2009, 10:25:28 PM »
I'm with Clovis, I'm not a big fan.  Seen it 4 times, three in the theatre.  I have this problem, where I see clips or small segments and I think to myself "Wow!  That looks amazing, I must be wrong!"  Each time I watch it I'm bored pretty badly.  Is the film bad?  No, its just something I don't have a taste for.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21034 on: October 17, 2009, 10:26:31 PM »
I see clips or small segments and I think to myself "Wow!  That looks amazing, I must be wrong!"  Each time I watch it I'm bored pretty badly.  Is the film bad?  No, its just something I don't have a taste for.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21035 on: October 17, 2009, 10:26:59 PM »
Revolutionary Road
Exquisitely painful. DiCaprio is excellent, Winslet is even better. 4/4
 
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Meh. Even Revolver was better than this. I love Ritchie's style, but it's his material that's stale. I'm glad to see he's moving on, with the upcoming Sherlock Holmes movie. RnR should be skipped. 2/4

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21036 on: October 17, 2009, 10:29:28 PM »
I'm with Clovis, I'm not a big fan.  Seen it 4 times, three in the theatre.  I have this problem, where I see clips or small segments and I think to myself "Wow!  That looks amazing, I must be wrong!"  Each time I watch it I'm bored pretty badly.  Is the film bad?  No, its just something I don't have a taste for.

Exactly my feeling. Vertigo is boring, which is the ultimate sin for a thriller and the only Hitchcock to which that label can be applied.

Although it's a shame this conversation is about Vertigo and not the awesomeness that is Psycho!

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21037 on: October 17, 2009, 10:30:29 PM »

 
Rocknrolla
Meh. Even Revolver was better than this. I love Ritchie's style, but it's his material that's stale. I'm glad to see he's moving on, with the upcoming Sherlock Holmes movie. RnR should be skipped. 2/4

More reason to leave my copy unwatched.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21038 on: October 17, 2009, 10:33:43 PM »

Corroboree (2007)
contained some nudity.
That's really all you had to write, Tim. We can fill in the blanks...  ;)

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21039 on: October 17, 2009, 10:34:10 PM »
Rocknrolla
Meh. Even Revolver was better than this.

I can't believe its that bad.  Revolver is one of the 5 worst movies I've ever seen.
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