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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20030 on: September 21, 2009, 03:22:38 PM »
The Informant (2009, Steven Soderbergh)

3/5

There enough moments throughout to keep me interested, but it's kind of stale overall.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20031 on: September 21, 2009, 03:58:56 PM »
Alice In Wonderland (1951) ****

I decided to pick up the Disney marathon again, since it's not my marathon I won't be adjusting the schedule or anything, but every few weeks I'll post a topic for the next movie on the schedule, provided someone else hasn't already posted a topic for it. Either way, it's a great movie and my review is up, so check it out in the marathon section, here.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20032 on: September 21, 2009, 04:06:48 PM »
The Informant (2009, Steven Soderbergh)

3/5

There enough moments throughout to keep me interested, but it's kind of stale overall.

That seems to be the recurring sentiment....sounds like a safe bet to hold off for DVD
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20033 on: September 21, 2009, 04:09:58 PM »
The Hurt Locker

I know this is a Board favorite and have wanted to watch this to form an opinion since so many of you enjoyed it.

It was OK, not as great as I wanted it to be.  There are some really great scenes in this, but the interpersonal material outside of the combat scenes was far less interesting to me.  There are some really good performances and the last scene with the martyr/unwilling martyr was pretty excellent.  I'm glad I saw it, but I'm not sure how much I really liked it.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20034 on: September 21, 2009, 04:10:52 PM »
Exactly.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20035 on: September 21, 2009, 04:19:41 PM »
The Informant (2009, Steven Soderbergh)

3/5

There enough moments throughout to keep me interested, but it's kind of stale overall.

I would argue that it's supposed to be stale. It's a Soderbergh experiment that completely works, to my mind.
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Re: Rate the last movie you watched
« Reply #20036 on: September 21, 2009, 05:48:11 PM »
The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai - great pink film update of Strangelove, though this one works its anti-war, anti-phallic critique through theme of rape culture.

I have this on dvd somewhere. Need to dig it up.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20037 on: September 21, 2009, 05:49:44 PM »
The Hurt Locker

I know this is a Board favorite and have wanted to watch this to form an opinion since so many of you enjoyed it.

It was OK, not as great as I wanted it to be.  There are some really great scenes in this, but the interpersonal material outside of the combat scenes was far less interesting to me.  There are some really good performances and the last scene with the martyr/unwilling martyr was pretty excellent.  I'm glad I saw it, but I'm not sure how much I really liked it.

Grade B

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Re: Rate the last movie you watched
« Reply #20038 on: September 21, 2009, 06:02:41 PM »
The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai - great pink film update of Strangelove, though this one works its anti-war, anti-phallic critique through theme of rape culture.

I have this on dvd somewhere. Need to dig it up.


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Re: Rate the last movie you watched
« Reply #20039 on: September 21, 2009, 06:04:03 PM »
The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai - great pink film update of Strangelove, though this one works its anti-war, anti-phallic critique through theme of rape culture.

I have this on dvd somewhere. Need to dig it up.


damn, how'd you stumble on that?

and yeah, you should dig it up.  i forgot all about it, good stuff :)
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