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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #24590 on: December 27, 2009, 09:10:20 AM »
Underneath (1995) ***1/2
http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2009/12/27/review-underneath-1995/

Read the above link for lots of gushing about Soderbergh and how he is fast becoming one of my favorite directors and makes me question why I spent so much time in the 90's wasting my time trying to find something to like about QT while Sodie was just waiting to blow my mind. I may be turning into a little rat, I don't know, but the style of this film drew me in and never let me go, I need to see even more Sodie now.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #24591 on: December 27, 2009, 09:31:27 AM »
Soderbergh apparently hates that film.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #24592 on: December 27, 2009, 09:32:40 AM »
Soderbergh apparently hates that film.

He can hate it all he wants, I really like it.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #24593 on: December 27, 2009, 09:34:51 AM »
Forrest Gump

The backlash against this movie is so stupid. It's brilliant. And say, isn't this by the guy who made BttF? What ever happened to that guy?
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #24594 on: December 27, 2009, 09:40:09 AM »
Forrest Gump

The backlash against this movie is so stupid. It's brilliant. And say, isn't this by the guy who made BttF? What ever happened to that guy?
Like us, he lost his way spending too much time in front of a computer.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #24595 on: December 27, 2009, 09:51:52 AM »
Forrest Gump

The backlash against this movie is so stupid. It's brilliant. And say, isn't this by the guy who made BttF? What ever happened to that guy?
Like us, he lost his way spending too much time in front of a computer.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #24596 on: December 27, 2009, 10:10:55 AM »
Forrest Gump

The backlash against this movie is so stupid. It's brilliant. And say, isn't this by the guy who made BttF? What ever happened to that guy?

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #24597 on: December 27, 2009, 10:45:27 AM »
Man on the Train

Once more I thank the Netflix Instant gods for helping me find and then getting me to watch this really amazing film that I doubt I would of ever heard of otherwise. A simple story of two men - complete opposites - encountering each other and forming a friendship. A really nice slow moving film simply about who these men are and how they affect each other. The film had so many opportunities to become an awful cliche and as I was watching it I couldn't help but thinking that they are actually pulling this off. And pull it off they did. Why have I never heard a word about this film before???

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #24598 on: December 27, 2009, 11:09:55 AM »
For All Man Kind

I must admit more than a few tears escaped during the planting of the Stars and Stripes.  There is a lot I want to say, but the film has left me a little weak in the face of such accomplishment and pride.  

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #24599 on: December 27, 2009, 11:26:22 AM »

Food Inc.[2008]
Yes, another documentary that will make you feel bad about what you eat.  A very middle of the road documentary.  It didn't outrage me, and maybe that wasn't its point.  It made me think more about where my food comes from, but it really doesn't take much more than common sense to know you should probably be eating more organic then factory processed food.  I appreciated that the film didn't go out of its way to gross you out, and gave fair play to the companies (Walmart) who agreed to be interviewed for the documentary.  I appreciate everything that it lays out.  It is done in an intelligent, well organized manner.  It just has no flair.  No draw.  Perhaps this leads to more credence to its message, but I never felt as drawn in.  It's a decent documentary with a great message which demonizes those that should be put in the spotlight, which are the food companies, not the workers and farmers.
Rating: 3/5


i've written this a couple of times, but it is astounding to me how many folks find the information in this film new and useful, even folks that tend to know more about food than the average person.  it would have been nice had it delved into the sham of organic, mostly just a tiny step removed from all of the piss-poor multinational practices captured here.

Forrest Gump

The backlash against this movie is so stupid. It's brilliant.

stupid is as stupid does.  is there a backlash going on?  though a well-made film, i think it is ideologically bankrupt
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