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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31510 on: June 04, 2010, 12:56:17 PM »
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31511 on: June 04, 2010, 01:16:36 PM »
I've no idea where the connection fits in but this is a great pull-quote.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31512 on: June 04, 2010, 02:35:20 PM »
I'll be seeing it on DVD. Always interested in checking out anything involving the Kutch.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31513 on: June 04, 2010, 03:01:31 PM »
Umberto D.
Directed by Vittorio De Sica; Written by Cesare Zavattini

Still, at the end of the day, impressive filmmaking, impressive writing, and an impressive film well deserving of being someone's #1 film of all time.

Like Wendy and Lucy, I'm afraid to watch this movie because of the dog.  I'm pathetic.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31514 on: June 04, 2010, 03:03:59 PM »
Umberto D.
Directed by Vittorio De Sica; Written by Cesare Zavattini

Still, at the end of the day, impressive filmmaking, impressive writing, and an impressive film well deserving of being someone's #1 film of all time.

Like Wendy and Lucy, I'm afraid to watch this movie because of the dog.  I'm pathetic.

It is quite the heartbreaking picture, for those of us with hearts, and that's not spoilers, it's just, ya know, a dog.  :'(

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31515 on: June 04, 2010, 03:10:40 PM »
The Mist

Watched it again, love this flick.  Its a great corny B movie, classic King.  One of the rare movies with an enormous cast that actually work. 

What I love about this film the most is that it is a timecapsule of Bush era liberal paranoia.  Pretty much every left wing Bush era phobia is on display, what The Body Snatchers were to the 50's, this film is to the 00's.  You get distrust of the military, fears that the government is doing something terrible and lying about it, visions of overwhelming enviromental catastrophy brought on by human negligence, a paranoid view of religious people as lunatics who beneath their friendly and pious exterior are really demented cultists who are one small provocation away from child sacrifice, a latent fear of rural areas and the people who inhabit them, and lastly a morbid terror of being a rational few hopelessly outnumbered by a mob of lunatics and fanatics.  Loved it.

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Well at heart King is a good ol' 60s hippie type liberal and all those tropes are very evident not only in The Mist novella, which was published slap in the middle of the Reagan era, but also in most of his early work.  Carrie has the religious paranoia; distrust of the military in The Stand and Firestarter, and bunches of short stories in Night Shift; ditto the government being up to something horrible in all those books plus The Dead Zone; The Stand also touches on overwhelming environmental catastrophe/human negligence, and the terror of being one of a few rational people surrounded by lunatics (although that isn't just a liberal fear, that's a basic human fear that is expressed by both the zombie mythos and the visions of torch and pitchfork waving villagers in Frankenstein).  And he was smack in the middle of the zeitgeist of the time, with all the fiction thrillers about nefarious government projects and all the horror movies that were based on fears of polution and "ecology" (a word that just seems dipped in earth tone nostalgia now).

The one thing that King doesn't always have is a fear of rural Americans, as the level headed rational types just as often come from the rural areas as the drooling idiots do.


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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31516 on: June 04, 2010, 04:31:23 PM »
Get Him to the Greek - 8/10

WOW. I cannot believe this movie worked. I cannot believe how WELL it worked. My jaw was hurting at times from laughing so much. I think Brand deserves at least a Globe nom for his performance.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31517 on: June 04, 2010, 04:32:10 PM »
Get Him to the Greek - 8/10

WOW. I cannot believe this movie worked. I cannot believe how WELL it worked. My jaw was hurting at times from laughing so much. I think Brand deserves at least a Globe nom for his performance.

I find this very surprising. And you're not the only person I've heard it from. I guess I do have to see it.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31518 on: June 04, 2010, 04:38:43 PM »
Easy argument to end...

The Family Guy is the dumbest show to ever air on TV. It thinks one thing is funny, making stupid pop culture references. It is actually pretty bad at even that, it's sole purpose.



The Family Guy is mediocre, but it's no The West Wing when it comes to bad TV.  :)

Movies>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>99.99% of TV Series, that .01% has Seinfeld in it.

Or LOST for that matter.

Wow, seriously?

True Blood, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Fringe, LOST, Modern Family, Glee, Doctor Who, Treme, The Pacific, United States of Tara, Chuck, Damages, Friday Night Lights, Party Down, The Tudors, How I Met Your Mother, House, Justified, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Sons of Anarchy, Parks and Recreation, Community, 30 Rock, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Entourage, Eastbound & Down, In Treatment, Dexter, Bored to Death, The Venture Bros.?

Television is so much stronger than the movie industry right now I'd be willing to call this television's second golden age.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31519 on: June 04, 2010, 04:39:51 PM »
Get Him to the Greek - 8/10

WOW. I cannot believe this movie worked. I cannot believe how WELL it worked. My jaw was hurting at times from laughing so much. I think Brand deserves at least a Globe nom for his performance.

I find this very surprising. And you're not the only person I've heard it from. I guess I do have to see it.

And you know what? (Obviously) Setting the lyrics aside, the songs are pretty good too.