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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #39180 on: January 02, 2011, 08:52:17 PM »
I can't wait. Those are two very smart guys. I will watch anything they are involved in behind the camera. In front of the camera I definitely trust Damon more, but whatevs.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #39181 on: January 02, 2011, 08:54:11 PM »
Good Will Hunting

Why is this film so damn good?
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #39182 on: January 02, 2011, 08:57:58 PM »
Of course you wouldn't care for it. Hardly any trees at all. And certainly no 5 minutes slo-mo shots of birds flying around or orange sunsets. Good Will Hunting is every bit as deep, complex and emotional as any Malick film you can show me, and it does all that in a more immediate and relatable way. /rant
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #39183 on: January 02, 2011, 09:03:15 PM »
There are trees in that park bench scene.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #39184 on: January 02, 2011, 09:05:01 PM »
There are trees in that park bench scene.

Sadly, no close-ups.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #39185 on: January 02, 2011, 09:10:12 PM »
Good Will Hunting is every bit as deep, complex and emotional as any Malick film you can show me, and it does all that in a more immediate and relatable way. /rant
Wait, when have I said that I liked Malick films for their deep emotion as complexity?

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #39186 on: January 02, 2011, 09:13:52 PM »
The Proposition- Liked it a lot and it's Top 100 bound. Great story with it being a gritty western that could give Unforgiven a run for its money. Great score and cinematography. Great cast led by Guy Pearce and also featuring Danny Huston, John Hurt, David Wenham, and the always good Emily Watson. Although the best performance is Ray Winstone as this sheriff sort of character who utters what has just become one of my favorite movie quotes- "I will civilize this land."
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #39187 on: January 02, 2011, 09:14:49 PM »
Despicable Me

The best large scale animated film to be given a wide release since Bolt, and outclassed only by Bolt and Shrek in that category as well of the recent CGI trend. I suppose Toy Story is a better film as well, though perhaps not.

I found it rather generic and uninspired.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #39188 on: January 02, 2011, 09:18:15 PM »
Cyrus

Dear god, so uninteresting.  Some of the performances work, but this was just about as middle of a road as a film can be.  I can't say I actively hated any of it, but I didn't feel any particular part was above passable.

** 1/2-ish

True Grit

Ok, on the other hand, this was pretty great.  Not as good as A Serious Man last year, but pretty close.  As good as Steinfeld, Bridges and the rest of the cast, as great as the score, cinematography, and the other technical aspects are... it was ALL about the script.  One of the best scripts I can remember, possibly of all time.  Funny, touching, thrilling, quotable and just all around... incredible dialogue.

**** 1/2

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #39189 on: January 02, 2011, 09:21:14 PM »
Despicable Me

The best large scale animated film to be given a wide release since Bolt, and outclassed only by Bolt and Shrek in that category as well of the recent CGI trend. I suppose Toy Story is a better film as well, though perhaps not.

I found it rather generic and uninspired.

It has an emotional weight and delightful enough frame composition and use of color that I can more than look past the more broad humor and non-stop switching tricks that lesser, insufferable, films like How to Train Your Dragon or Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs fall prey to. You focus on Gru and the girls and there's a resonance there that few films like it can aspire to reaching, let alone execute.