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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #25410 on: January 12, 2010, 01:44:33 AM »

Humpday 8.5/10

So I haven't seen Mark Duplass in any of his films, but I enjoyed his performance on the FX series The League this fall.  There's something about him that just feels so natural, watching him is just like hanging out with a close friend.  Everything about this film felt so real and that has everything to do with the performances of the three leads.  There was never a moment when I didn't believe that these two were close friends that had gone down different life paths but still feel a need to prove/justify their decision to each other.  I'm starting to hit a point in my life where I can really relate to Ben and Andrew.  I have friends that are getting married and starting families and I can feel us drifting apart.  It definitely made me appreciate the comedy of their relationship.  I wasn't totally sold on the camerawork towards the beginning, but I warmed up to it as a nice way of capturing the intimacies between the main characters and giving the whole thing a real doc feel.  Watching the two play chicken is hilarious especially watching Ben dance around the topic at dinner with his wife.  Even though the film spends the most time on the two friends, I thought Alycia Delmore's performance as Ben's wife, Anna, was excellent.  She could have easily been the buzzkill wife but she manages to far exceed the one-note role this would be were the film written by an Apatow-type (of course it was written/directed by Lynn Shelton).  This feels like a real marriage.  This is a very funny film with a real honest heart.  I'd be surprised if it wasn't in my top 10 for '09.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #25411 on: January 12, 2010, 01:51:46 AM »
yay another Humpday convert.  ;D

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #25412 on: January 12, 2010, 05:38:53 AM »
Of Time And The City
 This is the kind of film someone touts because they want to feel better than everyone else



Or it could be that some people were actually moved by the film.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #25413 on: January 12, 2010, 06:04:09 AM »
THIS IS SPINAL TAP



Maybe the 20th or so time I have watched this movie. My favorite parts have to be Stonehenge, Saucy Jack, Mime is Money, Airport Security, 11, Spinal Tap then Puppet Show, and Lick My Love Pump.   

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #25414 on: January 12, 2010, 06:07:50 AM »
Telling someone they look like an Austrailian's Nightmare is my favorite diss after that movie.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #25415 on: January 12, 2010, 08:19:58 AM »
Daybreakers
Its a bit talky, but when the gore flows its AMAZING.
You know exactly what to say to move a film high up my Must See list.

I hope you see it and enjoy it.  I laughed a lot, and so did the group in front of me.  My brother and his friend didn't like it at all, but the cool upstart actress they brought loved it too, so that was cool!
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #25416 on: January 12, 2010, 08:33:28 AM »
The Hangover

Fear and Loathing 00's style ie with a bunch of desperately unfunny, uninteresting dipshit man-boys.

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Grade: Kill Me.
"What should have been an enjoyable 90 minutes of nubile, high-school flesh meeting a frenzy of blood-caked blades, becomes instead an exploitational and complex parable of the conflicting demands of agrarianism and artistry. I voted a miss."

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #25417 on: January 12, 2010, 11:35:51 AM »
Eagle Eye

This was much better than it looked.  The action is really intense and serves to drive the story forward, something that's missing from most modern action films.  Its fun, but unfortunately the story takes a turn for the predictable during the second act.  If they had made a slight flip flop in the story it would have been MUCH better.  Still its loads of fun.

Grade B, bt I'm teetering on a B+
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #25418 on: January 12, 2010, 11:42:11 AM »
The Hangover

Fear and Loathing 00's style ie with a bunch of desperately unfunny, uninteresting dipshit man-boys.

KERRRRRAYYYYYYZEEEEE!!!!!!!

Grade: Kill Me.


Understand the review.  I had a much better experience.  Was there opening weekend with a vibrant crowd.  I had a great time with it - but I'm guessing when I rewatch on video I'll be scratching my head as to what was so great about it.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #25419 on: January 12, 2010, 12:37:06 PM »
Bright Star



A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

Keats' most famous line, from his Edymion , perfectly sums up this joyous film. I must confess that I have been a Keats fan since I was a teenager, so this film would have to be really awful for me not to love it. Warnings aside, I did in fact love it.

The great beauty of Poetry is, that it makes every thing every place interesting.
-John Keats to his brother George

This is not a traditional biopic, focusing more on Keats and Brawne than on Keats' life as a whole. The leads, Ben Wishaw and Abbie Cornish are delightful and Campion has created a story with all the wit and playfulness of a Jane Austen novel.

We fall in love with Keats and Brawne as they fall in love with each other.

Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' - that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.

Campion and Greig Fraiser create a 19th century England very much like Keats poems. Beautiful, romantic, and impressionistic. She uses out-of-focus shots in several scenes to paint a picture of the English countryside that Monet and Renoir would surely appreciate.

The point of diving in a lake is not immediately to swim to the shore.

Keats says this to Fanny Brawne when she is hopelessly trying to find the "point" of a poem. This fruitless search for the meaning of everything in literature is what eventually turned me off English as an academic career choice in university. It is also the thing that drives me to love obtuse poets like Leonard Cohen. I have always loved poetry, not for it's "meaning" but for it's experience.

Here lies one whose name was writ in water.
-written by Keats to be placed on his tombstone

The sadness of his life is he thought he was a failure and would soon be forgotten.

Grade: A-
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