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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22770 on: November 22, 2009, 08:55:59 AM »
The Insider 
4.9/5

"I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase."  -Omar Little

My first revisit, and I had forgotten how much I dug this film.  This should have been in my Top 100.  Pacino is excellent.  To all the Pacino haters saying all he did in the last twenty years is over the top performances, see this and Donnie Brasco.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22771 on: November 22, 2009, 09:31:30 AM »
Knife in the Water

A great story of pride, stubborness and one-upsmanship. Fantastic ending. Polanski is cooking with gas! 8/10.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22772 on: November 22, 2009, 10:18:47 AM »

The Prodigal Son Sammo Hung, 1981

The movie's probably better before Sammo appears but he does get a few moments himself to shine. That calligraphy-fu and toilet-fu stuff is hilarious. But, this is really Yuen Biao's show and all his cockiness at the beginning really pays off at the final fight when both Wing Chun approaches coalesce into a single expression of badass. While I've been trying to pay attention to the direction in these films, I always get lost in the fights themselves and the balletics and the movement inherent in them and not how the editing/direction/etc are working in tandem with them, so, yeah, I'm useless. I just know that Chinese Opera seems really awesome and I should probably watch Peking Opera Blues pretty soon, otherwise I'll die a terrible death while making mashed potatoes. Or not.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22773 on: November 22, 2009, 10:26:56 AM »
Rear Window

Perfection. So tense and just masterfully done. Top 10 material. In fact, with my recent mini-marathon I'm afraid Hitchcock is taking over my top 10! How cliche is it that he is now my favorite director?

Grade: A+
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22774 on: November 22, 2009, 11:00:36 AM »
Hard Ticket to Hawaii (Andy Sidaris, 1987) -

Hardly qualifies as a movie, but boy was it fun to laugh at with a group of friends and cookie dough eggrolls, cheesecake cupcakes, and some of the most delicious awful food you can find.

Rating: 0

But seriously, if you want a good time, rent this and just laugh all day long at how ridiculous it is.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22775 on: November 22, 2009, 11:04:42 AM »
Rear Window

Perfection. So tense and just masterfully done. Top 10 material. In fact, with my recent mini-marathon I'm afraid Hitchcock is taking over my top 10! How cliche is it that he is now my favorite director?

Grade: A+
So glad you loved it!!

Understatement of the year.

For me, it's the best Hitchcock by a wide margin.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22776 on: November 22, 2009, 11:27:15 AM »
The Insider 
4.9/5

"I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase."  -Omar Little

My first revisit, and I had forgotten how much I dug this film.  This should have been in my Top 100.  Pacino is excellent.  To all the Pacino haters saying all he did in the last twenty years is over the top performances, see this and Donnie Brasco.

Awesome :)

And if there was any confusion about whether or not Russel Crow could act - just replay the restaurant scene. 

This is a strangely complelling movie.  It could easily have been as boring and mundane as Flash of Genius
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22777 on: November 22, 2009, 11:49:36 AM »
The Insider 
4.9/5

"I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase."  -Omar Little

My first revisit, and I had forgotten how much I dug this film.  This should have been in my Top 100.  Pacino is excellent.  To all the Pacino haters saying all he did in the last twenty years is over the top performances, see this and Donnie Brasco.

Awesome :)

And if there was any confusion about whether or not Russel Crow could act - just replay the restaurant scene. 

This is a strangely complelling movie.  It could easily have been as boring and mundane as Flash of Genius

yeah, i just caught this for the first time a couple of weeks ago and was blown away by how perfect it is. Pacino is perfect.  Crowe is perfect.  Brilliant direction and cinematography.  solid script.  AND the great story
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22778 on: November 22, 2009, 12:08:53 PM »
Full Review...because it had to be done, and it must be read by all.
When I worked in a video store I was challenged to watch all the Andy Sidaris we had on the shelves.  I didn't win that one, and I saw quite a few so I was a loser both ways.  (And don't ask me which ones I've seen because they all blend together.)
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You know you're watching an Andy Sidaris film when the director never forgets to film a scene where the girls change their wardrobe.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22779 on: November 22, 2009, 12:21:09 PM »
The Limey (1999) ***1/2
http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2009/11/22/review-the-limey-1999/

As a straight revenge tale The Limey is pretty good, but two things push it over the top. First you have the acting of Terence Stamp, he's given a character with very little meat behind him, yet Stamp adds true depth to the character. Second there is the direction of Soderbergh, I loved everything he did in The Limey. The way he played with time, with intros, with perspective, with the fourth wall and so on.
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