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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31530 on: May 23, 2010, 04:34:18 PM »

"What we're talking about..is the extinction of the human.race."
Bah.

I hear it has some good camp value.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31531 on: May 23, 2010, 07:50:19 PM »
Yôjinbô

Only second Kurosawa film to watch, first being Rashomon.  Though I enjoyed it, it didn't grab me like Rashomon did and most likely wouldn't repeat watch it.

Little Children

hmm, like Happiness without any humor?  This film works for me for certain scenes that I just think are well done plus the guy who play the sex offender just seems like he naturally fits that part.  I started to worry it was going to build into some big final ending a la Crash but it managed to avoid it to an extend.  I do often like movies that leave the ending open which this one does...sort of.

I also get the feeling like I am not missing much for having chosen not to go the domestic, suburbia route, like my brothers.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31532 on: May 23, 2010, 08:01:28 PM »
I hear it has some good camp value.
Dafoe and Neill are hamming it up, but Hawke apparently wasn't in on the joke.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31533 on: May 23, 2010, 08:19:59 PM »
I hear it has some good camp value.
Dafoe and Neill are hamming it up, but Hawke apparently wasn't in on the joke.

he never is.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31534 on: May 23, 2010, 09:46:57 PM »
"Time is the speed at which the past decays."

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31535 on: May 23, 2010, 10:15:12 PM »
Micmacs...

Hmm... this is right at the level of, if not better than, Amelie.  Jean-Pierre Jeunet had a hell of a decade.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31536 on: May 23, 2010, 10:21:23 PM »
Micmacs...

Hmm... this is right at the level of, if not better than, Amelie.  Jean-Pierre Jeunet had a hell of a decade.

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It is very enjoyable, but not sure it is better than Amelie. I just connect with Jeunet films.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31537 on: May 23, 2010, 10:35:33 PM »
It's Complicated

It's cute in that baby boomers doing it kind of way. Awkward bonus points watching it with my baby boomer parents. The film is frothy but ultimately succeeds on the chemistry of the leads (and strong supporting performances from the kids). It does get a bit long in the second half as the hijinks and emotion get turned up to eleven but ultimately it does enough.

Micmacs...

Hmm... this is right at the level of, if not better than, Amelie.  Jean-Pierre Jeunet had a hell of a decade.

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I need to see this. I hadn't connected Amelie to A Very Long Engagement, which I also really liked, outside of Audrey Tautou until the NYT had an article about him today. Reckon I should give the director his props and see his other stuff.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31538 on: May 23, 2010, 10:37:33 PM »
It's time for a new decade, flieger.

After this, quite possibly.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31539 on: May 23, 2010, 10:58:21 PM »
"Time is the speed at which the past decays."

 

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