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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #32470 on: June 22, 2010, 11:29:00 AM »
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One of the best Horror/Slasher Films of recent memory.  Its pretty clever, full of tension and barely a jump scare to be found.  Sure its a bit of Halloween V tossed in a blender with Saw and a couple of other films from the genre, but you know what?  It works!  I really enjoyed it, as much as a film like this can be enjoyed.  I liked seeing how the hero responded to each challenge and how well thought out each raising of the stakes was.  I'd heard a lot of positive stuff a year ago, then it seemed to turn into a bit of backlash.  I'm glad I watched it.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #32471 on: June 22, 2010, 12:28:12 PM »
Ah, for a second, I thought you were reviewing the William Wyler film, and I got a little bit too excited.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #32472 on: June 22, 2010, 01:19:42 PM »
Nope, that film is great, though!

I was reviewing this film:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0844479/
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #32473 on: June 22, 2010, 01:46:54 PM »
Drop Dead Gorgeous (Michael Patrick Jann, 1999)

Critics shmitics (28 on Metacritic). Aside from the unfortunate Will Sasso bits, good stuff this is.
Grade: B+

Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals (Ezra Edelman, 2010)

I have a serious sports footage from the 80s and early 90s fetish. This thing is purely by the numbers but I really liked it.
Grade: A-

Safe (Todd Haynes, 1995)

You haters are so wrong. It’s a biting satire of affluent self-absorption, but at the same time pulls off this nifty trick where it’s totally sympathetic to Carol as well. It manages to be a cultural satire while also being a terrific thriller; so much tension in the first half of the film. Is it in her head? Is her environment making her sick? Both, I think, which in a way makes the film scarier. The final scenes, first in the dining room and then Carol in her quarters, absolutely amazing.  
Grade: A

Thirteen Days (Roger Donaldson, 2000)

This feels like TV. But not in a “we’re in a golden age of American TV” way, more like “a TNT original” way. Not that I completely disliked it; it’s not bad as a laundry folding flick. Aaron Sorkin could have done some blow and banged out a better script over a weekend. Costner is a hoot.
Grade: C+

Walking Tall (Phil Karlson, 1973)

My goodness, people were so vengeful in the 70s. Its complete lack of subtly and general homemade quality of filmmaking almost endears it enough to me to make up for how stupid it is. Almost.
Grade: C

Youth in Revolt (Miguel Arteta, 2010)

The whole, these kids are pretentious and talk like they’re in a French movie was pretty funny at times but also kind of annoying too, particularly when it came to Sheeni. I have a low tolerance for horny teenage boy movies, but I liked this one in general. And I liked that it was a coming of age story, but more absurd than precious. Cera’s still funny.
Grade: B
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #32474 on: June 22, 2010, 01:50:04 PM »
Drop Dead Gorgeous (Michael Patrick Jann, 1999)

Critics shmitics (28 on Metacritic). Aside from the unfortunate Will Sasso bits, good stuff this is.
Grade: B+


Thirteen Days (Roger Donaldson, 2000)

This feels like TV. But not in a “we’re in a golden age of American TV” way, more like “a TNT original” way. Not that I completely disliked it; it’s not bad as a laundry folding flick. Aaron Sorkin could have done some blow and banged out a better script over a weekend. Costner is a hoot.
Grade: C+



Love these reviews, matt. I havent seen either of them in years, but somehow you made me want to see Thirteen Days again even more.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #32475 on: June 22, 2010, 02:12:20 PM »
Yeah, Drop Dead Gorgeous is definitely underrated.

lol @ a TNT original.  :D

Safe < Stuart Saves His Family.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #32476 on: June 22, 2010, 02:14:40 PM »
Thirteen Days>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Youth in Revolt :D


Thirteen Days is kind of TV-ish but great TV.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #32477 on: June 22, 2010, 02:15:41 PM »
Michael Cera's moustache > Thirteen Days

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #32478 on: June 22, 2010, 02:57:49 PM »
Michael Cera makes Keanu Reeves look like Daniel Day-Lewis.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #32479 on: June 22, 2010, 03:09:06 PM »
Safe < Stuart Saves His Family.
Both are good.

Thirteen Days is kind of TV-ish but great TV.
Great? I think you're misspelling mediocre.  :)
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