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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21310 on: October 22, 2009, 10:52:04 PM »
Umm...all horror is funny.
Agreement.

hmm...I don't have a counter-example ready, but disagree.
Even movies that scare the hell out of me like Psycho and The Shining I find funny in a dark, morbid way.

I guess I'm only disagreeing because I'm currently watching a horror movie that is really unsettling to me. I thought of both Psycho and The Shining when trying to think of counter-examples, but I completely agree with you on those two. Maybe once I find some humor in the movie I'm watching now, I'll agree more.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21311 on: October 22, 2009, 10:55:08 PM »
Umm...all horror is funny.
Agreement.

hmm...I don't have a counter-example ready, but disagree.
Even movies that scare the hell out of me like Psycho and The Shining I find funny in a dark, morbid way.

I can see what you are saying to a certain extent. I think that no matter the subject matter of a film every movie I have ever seen has had at least one moment or element that was funny, whether it was intended to be or not.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think you are talking about that, but about a sort of morbid humor found in the plights of the characters you watch in horror movies? If that is the case, then again I would agree to a certain extent, but I don't share the same view. I'm sure there is something morbidly funny about The Orphanage for example, but I don't view it that way. I guess it depends on what you decide to look for in the particular horror movie you happen to be watching.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21312 on: October 22, 2009, 11:22:20 PM »
Umm...all horror is funny.
Agreement.

hmm...I don't have a counter-example ready, but disagree.
Even movies that scare the hell out of me like Psycho and The Shining I find funny in a dark, morbid way.

Yeah, the latter is hysterically funny. Scatman Crothers' apartment, anyone?
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21313 on: October 22, 2009, 11:35:49 PM »
Grace

I've had a soft spot for Jordan Ladd ever since Cabin Fever, and here she delivers another great creepy, disgusting performance. I'm glad I knew absolutely nothing about this going in. It's subject matter is something I could never have even imagined, and it really disturbed me. It is also contains just enough camp and gore so that we know it isn't taking itself to seriously. Really a solid production overall.

Grade: B+
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21314 on: October 23, 2009, 12:19:39 AM »
Thanks for the review.  I'm now going to add Grace to my list of must see films.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21315 on: October 23, 2009, 12:23:24 AM »
Thanks for the review.  I'm now going to add Grace to my list of must see films.

From what I know about your tastes, I think you'll really like it.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21316 on: October 23, 2009, 02:53:51 AM »
Coraline

Sometimes a movie just hits you the right way.  I'm kicking myself for not seeing this on the big screen.  I avoided it for so long seeing as I've pretty much strongly disliked all Neil Gaiman adaptations.  That and none of the trailers or commercials interested me.  This is such a different movie than what the advertisements made it out to be.  Its dark, scary and every bit an exciting adventure.

This film could have stood another 15 minutes to really setup the ending a bit better, but other than that, fantastic.  I'm giving it a nod for Score (I'm purchasing the music ASAP), and for Best Animated Feature and dare I say...  Best Cinematography?  It's up there.

One day I hope to have a family, that is when I can take care of one.  This film has made me dead certain that I want a daughter.  I like to think if I had one, she'd love this film, maybe even consider it a favorite.  I would love to share this film with her.  One can dream, right?  Can you tell I loved it?  Most of my friends were middling in their appraisal of it.  How they'll be surprised come year's end to find it riding high on my list.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21317 on: October 23, 2009, 09:41:23 AM »
Dracula (1992)

Francis Ford Coppola, Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins and Vampires.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21318 on: October 23, 2009, 10:03:39 AM »
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.

I agree with both of you.  Real mixed bag there. 
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21319 on: October 23, 2009, 10:04:41 AM »
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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You were much too nice to this
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