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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21290 on: October 22, 2009, 04:28:17 PM »
Duplicity

Rule No. 1 when making an espionage film; be it Corporate, Industrial, Political or any kind of espionage don't be BORING.  Be interesting!  That's gotta be the first rule.  By breaking rule number 1 Duplicity fails to be a good movie.  Sure its got witty dialog and good anamorphic photography, but as good as Robert Elswitt, ASC, is he's only as good as the movie.  Its rubbish that drags on for 2 hours and nearly six minutes.  Sure, there's a surprise ending fitting the genre, but its not worth putting yourself through the pains of 2 hours and 6 minutes of this movie.  I'll give it the big Corporate espionage sequence, where they're stealing the formula, its pretty tense, but my god, it too isn't worth the time.  I actiually thought about doing my quarterlies  while I was watching this.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21291 on: October 22, 2009, 06:22:17 PM »
Dracula (1969)

Watching this it seemed more like a vampire film for the ladies, mainly because of Frank Langella.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21292 on: October 22, 2009, 08:07:57 PM »
Paranormal Activity

The scariest movie I've seen in theaters in a long time. It just keeps building upon itself until it climaxes perfectly. It did get a little boring when Katie and Micah got in the same fight over and over.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21293 on: October 22, 2009, 08:28:35 PM »
Breach

Pretty bland. Don't bother.

2/4

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21294 on: October 22, 2009, 08:31:46 PM »
Breach

Pretty bland. Don't bother.

2/4

I've always counted Chris Cooper's performance as one of the best of the decade. Just to throw my two cents in, it's not a great movie, but I think it's worth a watch.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21295 on: October 22, 2009, 08:45:05 PM »
That's where the film fails, there isn't enough substance.

But you said that Where the Wild Things Are is practically flawless, right?

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21296 on: October 22, 2009, 09:02:06 PM »
What I said was:
I have yet to find anything I didn't like about the film.  

I also said that I couldn't find fault, and by that I meant to reinforce the above statement.  However, this doesn't apply as WTWTA is loaded with content and substance.  BRONSON draws out long scenes involving drooling and senseless violence.  Sure, that's technically substance, but for my taste it does tell a compelling narrative.  Again, go watch Chopper and see how they tell a similar story far more effectively.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21297 on: October 22, 2009, 09:03:51 PM »
What I said was:
I have yet to find anything I didn't like about the film.  

I also said that I couldn't find fault, and by that I meant to reinforce the above statement.  However, this doesn't apply as WTWTA is loaded with content and substance.

I should bookmark this page and return here after eventually seeing Bronson.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21298 on: October 22, 2009, 09:04:55 PM »
I edited my above post and added another thought.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21299 on: October 22, 2009, 09:06:44 PM »
What I said was:
I have yet to find anything I didn't like about the film.  

I also said that I couldn't find fault, and by that I meant to reinforce the above statement.  However, this doesn't apply as WTWTA is loaded with content and substance.

I should bookmark this page and return here after eventually seeing Bronson.

Please, do that.  And when you love the film to spite me I'll be sure to file that away as well.  It's not a bad film, its just a very good performance in a middling film.
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