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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21730 on: October 30, 2009, 09:06:38 PM »
I love MPDG's and I didn't like that movie.  Eva Greene is incredibly gorgeous though.  But I'm kinda biased.  I have yet to like a film with Michael Pitt.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21731 on: October 30, 2009, 09:07:10 PM »
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Surprise Preview. Why had I never heard about this film before? No trailer, no buzz, nothing - funny, considering that Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler are in it. And for the most part, I hated it. Ok, so maybe it is a quite clever twist on the "ordinary guy takes revenge on crimes committed against him"-genre, but it just wasn't my kind of film at all. Too much violence, too heavy-handed and simplistic in its characterisations, and really questionable as far as logic is concerned. Possibly also mysoginistic and otherwise ethically problematic, but I would have to think about those more in order to make those claims with conviction. And I'd rather forget this film as soon as possible. 3/10

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21732 on: October 30, 2009, 09:08:30 PM »
I love MPDG's and I hate that movie.  Eva Greene is incredibly gorgeous though.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21733 on: October 30, 2009, 09:09:53 PM »
I'm not picky.  The freckles are cute.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21734 on: October 30, 2009, 09:10:26 PM »
I love MPDG's and I hate that movie.  Eva Greene is incredibly gorgeous though.

wow you hated it! You are just paying me back for my WTWTA review.  ;)

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21735 on: October 30, 2009, 09:12:35 PM »
I'm not picky.  The freckles are cute.

Sam's nickname for Eva Green was Freckles, introduced in the Casino Royale review on Filmspotting.

Adam said "Eva Green."
Sam immediately replied "Freckles?"
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21736 on: October 30, 2009, 09:20:24 PM »
it felt like a kiss
It Felt Like A Kiss (Adam Curtis, 2009)

America. Crazy place. Curtis shows us some of the key events of the late 50s and early 60s through a bunch of found footage, awesome pop songs and occasional on-screen text. There's no narration at all. Just footage and music and awesomeness. Curtis links certain things together: Osama Bin Laden loved the show Bonanza as a little boy. Later on The Manson Family would move in to the ranch where the show took place. They are interviewed and are seen preaching peace. The CIA repeatedly tries to assassinate Castro. The AIDS virus is first passed from a chimp to a human. Other chimps from central Africa are being trained for space flight. The CIA engineers coups in other countries that are questionable. Fragments of the culture; half-forgotten dreams. The story of the takeover. I'll be your mirror. It makes no sense. It makes perfect sense.



Deep Red* (Dario Argento, 1975)

Watched this again on the big screen. Good news, all the awesome things about it are still awesome. Those incredible closeups of the piano keys, the objects on that one table, the eye with the crazy shadows, those CINECAST!ing dolls. The camera moves and the great compositions - when it pulls all the way back to have the two characters on opposite ends of the frame while the huge ass fountain covers the gulf in between. That shit is awesome. The bad news is that they played the American cut which apparently removes like 30 minutes. Granted, the plot of the film isn't really the point, but it would be hard to judge it from this version. Character relationships, plot points and other stuff are almost totally jettisoned in favor of the bigger set pieces (and the weird humor that creeps through sometimes). I think the film loses something in this shorter version. It's no longer the drowsy, draggy film I remembered it to be. The print was pretty beat down and sometimes the sound would just blow out for a few seconds (the score is so badass that it overwhelms everything else). There's no logic here. There's only awesomeness. Now, everyone else, they can all die.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21737 on: October 30, 2009, 09:30:14 PM »
I really want to see Deep Red on the big screen.  Lucky bastard.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21738 on: October 30, 2009, 10:02:48 PM »
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21739 on: October 30, 2009, 10:06:59 PM »
I share your sentiments.  I really loved it.  Wish I cold have seen it in 3D.  My biggest blunder of the year.
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