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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22820 on: November 23, 2009, 10:32:56 AM »
What Time is it There? (2001, Tsai Ming-Liang)
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It's good, but this guy's films start to look like one another after a while.

nah.  i think Goodbye, Dragon Inn and I Don't Want to Sleep Alone are so much better, and notably different, than everything else i've caught.  convinced a friend to catch Face at CIFF last month, it was his first Tsai Ming-liang and he really liked it; i unfortunately missed it

In the actual review I mention that the three Tsai films I have seen are Vivre L'Amour, The River and What Time is it There?, so I can't comment on the ones you mention. I will take them into consideration however, but only after a little break from his stuff.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22821 on: November 23, 2009, 11:49:34 AM »
SEVEN-Had not seen it before. Liked it even though I predicted the outcome. I knew from the outset that Paltrow would be a victim but it took me until Spacey turned himself in to get the ending.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22822 on: November 23, 2009, 11:52:18 AM »
SEVEN-Had not seen it before. Liked it even though I predicted the outcome. I knew from the outset that Paltrow would be a victim but it took me until Spacey turned himself in to get the ending.

3.5/5

To me the whole thing was pretty telescoped.  My only takeaway was some pretty cool atmosperic cinematography - but it wasn't nearly enough for me. 
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22823 on: November 23, 2009, 11:52:57 AM »
Anvil!: The Story of Anvil - great story.  the film itself isn't bad, either.  and while i wouldn't say it deserves to be on the Oscar shortlist, i would feel good seeing it there.

Anyone know if the version runningon VH1 is uncut/unedited? 
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22824 on: November 23, 2009, 11:54:45 AM »
The Good The Bad and The Ugly

Also, I started noticing a lot of Jack Sparrow in Eli Wallach's performance, especially in the hand gestures and the way his character comes off like a boob but is very capable when he needs to be.  I'm surprised Johnny Depp hasn't said anything.
Good observation - I think you may have something here
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22825 on: November 23, 2009, 11:55:28 AM »
I'm sorry guys I dont buy that you predicted the ending of Se7en. Sure I can see you guessing that Paltrow would be the victim but how it happens I dont buy it. Unless of course, you had heard the ending before because it is part of general pop culture. I have seen the movie more than a dozen times and there are no clues as to the ending. It's not the kind of movie that give clues to how it will end so I dont think you can guess the ending, other than in a general way of course.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22826 on: November 23, 2009, 11:56:01 AM »
Anvil!: The Story of Anvil - great story.  the film itself isn't bad, either.  and while i wouldn't say it deserves to be on the Oscar shortlist, i would feel good seeing it there.

Anyone know if the version runningon VH1 is uncut/unedited? 

If it's running on VH1, then probably not.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22827 on: November 23, 2009, 12:06:17 PM »
I'm sorry guys I dont buy that you predicted the ending of Se7en. Sure I can see you guessing that Paltrow would be the victim but how it happens I dont buy it. Unless of course, you had heard the ending before because it is part of general pop culture. I have seen the movie more than a dozen times and there are no clues as to the ending. It's not the kind of movie that give clues to how it will end so I dont think you can guess the ending, other than in a general way of course.

Nope you're right - didn't predict the details.  To me, however, by that point the method was of little consequence.  Clovis, I know you're a fan - so I feel bad ripping on it.  I have to admit however these kinds of crime dramas just don't hold my attention so this is really my fault not the movie's fault.

BTW: I was pretty fortunate to have steered clear of most spoilers going into this.  I basically new Pitt and Freeman were in this and that it may have been Spacy's best role.  I knew going in it had something to do with a serial killer and the seven deadly sins (which I had to memorize in 6th grade).
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22828 on: November 23, 2009, 12:10:21 PM »
I'm sorry guys I dont buy that you predicted the ending of Se7en. Sure I can see you guessing that Paltrow would be the victim but how it happens I dont buy it. Unless of course, you had heard the ending before because it is part of general pop culture. I have seen the movie more than a dozen times and there are no clues as to the ending. It's not the kind of movie that give clues to how it will end so I dont think you can guess the ending, other than in a general way of course.

Nope you're right - didn't predict the details.  To me, however, by that point the method was of little consequence.  Clovis, I know you're a fan - so I feel bad ripping on it.  I have to admit however these kinds of crime dramas just don't hold my attention so this is really my fault not the movie's fault.

BTW: I was pretty fortunate to have steered clear of most spoilers going into this.  I basically new Pitt and Freeman were in this and that it may have been Spacy's best roll.  I knew going in it had something to do with a serial killer and the seven deadly sins (which I had to memorize in 6th grade).

Rip away! I dont mind that's the fun of the board, hearing other opinions. Also, I am a total sucker for anything Fincher but I can easily see how others would not like his stuff (I pretend Button does not exist, it eases my mind).

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22829 on: November 23, 2009, 12:26:33 PM »
Brad Pitt makes that final scene unintentionally funny.
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