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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31830 on: June 01, 2010, 11:01:39 PM »
Have I lost it? (And if I have, what is it that I've lost?)
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31831 on: June 01, 2010, 11:09:29 PM »
The Shining



A movie that totally shouldn't work but does.  The acting is weird with Nicholson a little too nutz from the get go, and the wife too mousy and meek, and the kid really strange.  The plot is uneven and all over the place, a bunch of weird episodes that do not particularly lead from one to the other.  Alot of things are left completely unexplained.  The cook character is utterly useles and breaks the tension of the movie.  More creepy and unsettling than gruesome or shocking.  Still somehow alltogether its pretty amazing.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31832 on: June 01, 2010, 11:34:02 PM »
The Shining


A movie that totally shouldn't work but does.  The acting is weird with Nicholson a little too nutz from the get go, and the wife too mousy and meek, and the kid really strange.  The plot is uneven and all over the place, a bunch of weird episodes that do not particularly lead from one to the other.  Alot of things are left completely unexplained.  The cook character is utterly useles and breaks the tension of the movie.  More creepy and unsettling than gruesome or shocking.  Still somehow alltogether its pretty amazing.

8/10

Pretty much agree with it all except the cook serves one specific purpose which is to deliver the sidewinder that Wendy and Danny use to escape.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31833 on: June 01, 2010, 11:39:32 PM »
Up.

Dug is probably the best thing ever. Looking back on 2009 it seems that kids had the best films (WTWTA, FMF, CWACOM, Up) to pick from. Good on them. Also, it looks gorgeous on the Blu.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31834 on: June 01, 2010, 11:40:11 PM »
Pretty much agree with it all except the cook serves one specific purpose which is to deliver the sidewinder that Wendy and Danny use to escape.

He also distracts Jack who was about to chop up Wendy.  But why does he get six or seven scenes totaling around 15-20 minutes leading up to him arriving in the hotel?
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31835 on: June 01, 2010, 11:42:25 PM »
Pretty much agree with it all except the cook serves one specific purpose which is to deliver the sidewinder that Wendy and Danny use to escape.

He also distracts Jack who was about to chop up Wendy.  But why does he get six or seven scenes totaling around 15-20 minutes leading up to him arriving in the hotel?

It's both a pretty great punchline for the character (with the set-up being the shot of his winter abode, perhaps) and a great way to get a kill in an otherwise (relatively) bloodless film.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31836 on: June 02, 2010, 12:02:36 AM »
Titanic (1997, James Cameron)

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31837 on: June 02, 2010, 12:10:10 AM »
Titanic (1997, James Cameron)

"I don't know about you, but I intend to write a strongly worded letter to the White Star Line about all this."

Grade: Best movie-going experience of my adolescence.

I'll defend this movie to this day as a good film. I still like it and I am glad you do too.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31838 on: June 02, 2010, 12:23:16 AM »
Titanic (1997, James Cameron)

"I don't know about you, but I intend to write a strongly worded letter to the White Star Line about all this."

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31839 on: June 02, 2010, 12:42:23 AM »
Up

I feel this and WALL-E both have excellent first acts that are partly squandered. This is my second time watching Up (I need to watch WALL-E again as well) and based on my memory of WALL-E, where I largely stopped caring when they left Earth, Up continues strong well into the second act as they explore this new world. But the whole conflict between the two old guys just doesn't inspire me very much. Still probably my third favorite Pixar film (maybe one of the Toy Stories...haven't seen them in a long time).