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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22800 on: November 22, 2009, 05:36:33 PM »
Carlito's Way
Dir. Brian De Palma

Parts of this are pretty good, but its too long and too uninteresting to be as good as I've heard it was.  Other than Pacino's wardrobe and some of his performance its not a film I particularly care for.  The foot chase through Grand Central is great until the gun play starts, then its just generic Hollywood action which deflates a really well staged set piece.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22801 on: November 22, 2009, 06:43:56 PM »

Project A Jackie Chan, 1983

Jackie Chan plays a coast guard dude who doesn't like cops. Anyway, there's a big fight against the cops, one of whom is Yuen Biao, and there's some stuff about the coast guard going away to fight the pirates cuz they're owning everyone and everything. That's all fine and dandy. There are so many great sequences in here: the inspection of the club that turns into a giant CINECAST!ing brawl, the ridiculous chase with the bicycles that turns into like 5 different set pieces and lasts like 30 minutes and everything else. It's totally formulaic and awesome nonsense but the thing is that I just can't find anything wrong with the execution. Seriously. These guys perfected whatever formula they had going on there and all the little touches and nonsense work so beautifully together and that final bout with Sammo included is like a dream come true. I've found them. Yes, I have.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22802 on: November 22, 2009, 06:50:37 PM »
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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Oh, I love Andy Sidaris' films.  I grew up watching them.  I mean, he's not Russ Myers but when you're a 13-14 year old kid.  What do you want to see?  Explosions, kick-ass violence, topless chicks.  Oh, that takes me back.  My favorite is The Dallas Connection.  I don't think it's great cinema or high art but I do enjoy watching his films.  Sure, the dialogue and acting is cheesy but the films are fun to watch.

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A Serious Man by Joel & Ethan Coen-*****/*****

So far in the films of the Coens I've seen...

1. Barton Fink
2. Fargo
3. The Big Lebowski
4. No Country for Old Men
5. A Serious Man
6. Raising Arizona
7. Blood Simple
8. Miller's Crossing
9. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
10. The Man Who Wasn't There
11. Burn After Reading
12. Intolerable Cruelty
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22803 on: November 22, 2009, 06:55:38 PM »
Carlito's Way
Dir. Brian De Palma

Parts of this are pretty good, but its too long and too uninteresting to be as good as I've heard it was.  Other than Pacino's wardrobe and some of his performance its not a film I particularly care for.  The foot chase through Grand Central is great until the gun play starts, then its just generic Hollywood action which deflates a really well staged set piece.

Grade B-


Great film.

Still Sean Penn's best performance.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22804 on: November 22, 2009, 06:56:24 PM »
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

And you've gotta love this guy's scene...

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22805 on: November 22, 2009, 07:26:24 PM »
One Crazy Summer
Dir.  Savage Steve Holland

Visual puns, cartoons, Bobcat, Booger, a dog with a cone, a boat race, a giant dolphin with rabies, Godzilla.  This movie has everything.  Savage Steve Holland's sophomore outing is even more over the top than his first, Better Off Dead.  He throws everything at you, then more.  And the crazy thing is, it all works.  OK, maybe not all of it, but for me, over 90% of it still makes me roar with laughter.  Holland only made 3 features, though I still hold out hope he'll return to do another someday.  Until then, I'll continue to champion this one and laugh myself to stupidity.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22806 on: November 22, 2009, 08:41:13 PM »
Hard Target

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22807 on: November 22, 2009, 09:21:44 PM »

The Victim Sammo Hung, 1980

It starts off so nice and comedy-like with Sammo asking random people to fight him so he can get a master. He even fights that one cat dude from Magnificent Butcher in the beginning. Anyway, things turn very serious later on, and there's all these tragic flashbacks to his eventual master's past with his brother, and Sammo's eventual master gets most of the badass action which is fine because he's really CINECAST!ing good and beardy and sweaty. Anyway, Sammo basically ingratiates his way into this dude's life, learns all his shit, gets beat up a lot and then fights alongside him. But then the film piles on like 5 CINECAST!ing different twists and you're left reeling and going WTF. So, yeah, good stuff. Oh, oh, did I run out?
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22808 on: November 22, 2009, 09:29:12 PM »
One Crazy Summer
Dir.  Savage Steve Holland

Visual puns, cartoons, Bobcat, Booger, a dog with a cone, a boat race, a giant dolphin with rabies, Godzilla.  This movie has everything.  Savage Steve Holland's sophomore outing is even more over the top than his first, Better Off Dead.  He throws everything at you, then more.  And the crazy thing is, it all works.  OK, maybe not all of it, but for me, over 90% of it still makes me roar with laughter.  Holland only made 3 features, though I still hold out hope he'll return to do another someday.  Until then, I'll continue to champion this one and laugh myself to stupidity.

Grade A-

I love that one too!

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22809 on: November 22, 2009, 10:19:32 PM »
Amreeka

Solid movie about a mother and her son who by chance get the opportunity leave Palestine and move to America in 2003 at the time of the Iraqi invasion. Low budget movie with a lot of heart and a number of cliches but it was a good film that didn't try to resolve everything by the end and overmoralise well worth a watch, has some good comedic moments and dramatic moments.

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