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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #24610 on: December 27, 2009, 01:40:09 PM »
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #24611 on: December 27, 2009, 02:49:16 PM »
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Sherlock Holmes (Guy Ritchie, 2009) -

I knew I didn't like Guy Ritchie. I have long hated the British director, without ever seeing any of his films. I just knew I wouldn't like his touch and his style and this film confirms the long, mysterious grudge I have held against the man, though I still think I should at least check out Snatch. and maybe Lock Stock due to their popularity among at least some. Despite it being directed by Ritchie, who actually manages to pull of a few nice stylistic things in the film, I still knew I had to see the film. It stars one of my favorite actors in Robert Downey Jr. and my No. 1 celebrity crush in the ever so beautiful Rachel McAdams. This movie changed neither of those opinions. RDJ is quite good as usual and has his usual wit and charm. Rachel McAdams, who I have never thought of as a great actress, though certainly serviceable at times, was the same in this, yet managed to sex the film up just the right amount. Jude Law I am fairly indifferent about, and here he too is the same. The problem I had with the film was the overall action style of the film and the plot of it. The style is too action packed, in my opinion for a Sherlock Holmes film, and not enough academia. The plot was not for me, involving the supernatural and not enough raw criminals I guess is how I'd put it. I don't feel impressed, especially by the ending. Certainly not a bad film though.

Rating: **1/2...#57 of 2009 so far
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #24612 on: December 27, 2009, 03:19:22 PM »
Dark City

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #24613 on: December 27, 2009, 03:53:33 PM »
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?

Is it a backlash if I hated it when I saw it in the theater in 1994 and have never had a desire to revisit it?

Colleen took the words out of my mouth.  My impression on leaving the film was: "Why did movie makers think that we needed as yet another take on Baby Boomer history?  And who told them that laughing at developmentally disabled folks is funny?"
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #24614 on: December 27, 2009, 04:42:37 PM »

 "Why did movie makers think that we needed as yet another take on Baby Boomer history? 

THIS. 

As a card carrying member of Generation X, that was pretty much my take on it.  In fact, right around that time I was spending way too much time on a generation-x newsgroup (Usenet, kids.  Look it up.) bitching about just these sorts of things.  Good times.


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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #24615 on: December 27, 2009, 04:51:28 PM »
The Bourne Ultimatum

Pretty good.  Probably my favorite action flick of the decade, apart from Casino Royal, and MI:III comes up a close third.  I need to watch it again, though, cause I was pretty distracted by interruptions.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #24616 on: December 27, 2009, 05:45:27 PM »

Antichrist Lars Von Trier, 2009

Misogyny! Alright, now that's out of the way. Man uses his (obviously) massive intellect to try and control the unpredictable emotions that turn up in his wife when their son dies (while they're CINECAST!ing! lolz!). Immediately, Dafoe is like "nah, traditional medicine? I'm above that shit, son" and he takes her out to the woods to confront Gainsbourg's worst fears about herself... or something (she's the devil, bro!). So Dafoe's suffocating rationalism comes vs. Gainsbourg's guttural emotionalism. Audience wins. Why? Because when Von Trier isn't using annoying jump cuts and reframing his (dark as hell) compositions, this is a wonder of a movie to look at. Those five or so tableaux when Gainsbourg is walking through the woods on their way to the cabin are pretty much the greatest thing any of us will see this year and it's the highpoint of the movie. And I loved it when it gets all foggy at the end. Anyway, looks good, but looks can kill (not really). The movie's also kinda heavy into the symbolism and I'm useless at that so whatever. There are trees and references to the bible and their woody wonderland is named Eden as if the film needed more things to hang around its neck. It's kind of silly, too, I think (talking foxes!) and that's part of it's charm, I guess. Chaos reigns, I guess,  but women reign supreme. Hey, what does the ending mean?

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #24617 on: December 27, 2009, 08:18:08 PM »
Somewhere I lost track of some of the films I watched the last two weeks, but that is part of my 2010 resolution, so it should not happen again. 


Bedtime Stories - Dec 24

Well, not my type of movie but it had a few laughs.  I had a few friends over for dinner and they also brought their daughter.  While she is too young to really know what is happening, I just don't think they would enjoy watching Antichrist as the xmas eve entertainment.  I wish I had A Christmas Story but no luck so this was the next best thing I had to watch.  At least my guests enjoyed it.

Being There Dec 26

While I liked how it started and the overall concept, I didn't quite buy it in the end.  I just didn't think they would all be fooled into thinking he was this brilliant person.  Maybe I shouldn't say fooled, as Peter Seller's character was not trying to do something intentionally, but I don't think they would have all misunderstood him to be some genius that is able to convey a message for the common man.  I've not seen Forest Gump, which I know it is sometimes compared to, so I can't say which is better.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #24618 on: December 27, 2009, 09:01:45 PM »
Hey, what does the ending mean?

I wouldn't use that one. Apparently von Sternberg didn't want that to be the title.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #24619 on: December 27, 2009, 09:05:31 PM »
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