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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #39200 on: January 02, 2011, 10:51:10 PM »
Good Will Hunting

Why is this film so damn good?
FroHam, I hear what you're saying...

...and you're completely right.  (at last)   ;D

You speak as though I am ever wrong ;D

I have heard the criticism that the film is too sentimental. To this I can also respond that I just now watched Paths of Glory for the first time in many years, and damn, even Kubrick was a sentimentalist. The ability for a film to make you feel empathy for a character is never a detriment. Never. Not that anyone here argued that about the film, just other places I've read.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #39201 on: January 02, 2011, 11:41:47 PM »
Paths of Glory

Hmm. What else can I really say about this? It's fantastic. Anything else? It's uber awesome. I think that about sums it up.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #39202 on: January 02, 2011, 11:49:10 PM »
Or you could read my review again.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #39203 on: January 02, 2011, 11:49:26 PM »
Paths of Glory

Hmm. What else can I really say about this? It's fantastic. Anything else? It's uber awesome. I think that about sums it up.
Is that all you got?  I guess I agree, but I just had a little more to say about it.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #39204 on: January 02, 2011, 11:52:50 PM »
That's why I said "what else can I really say about this?" As in, "how much more can I add to this conversation?"
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #39205 on: January 03, 2011, 12:04:03 AM »
I guess the real miracle is you, me and Sam all agree.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #39206 on: January 03, 2011, 12:06:05 AM »
I guess the real miracle is you, me and Sam all agree.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #39207 on: January 03, 2011, 12:59:33 AM »
The King's Speech
Perhaps the most surprising aspect is that this is the funniest movie of the year. I laughed out loud more during this any any pure comedy. It is also very touching.

Told you! It wasn't the funniest movie I've seen this year, but it's easily in the top 5. Not sure what that says about the comedies of 2010, but that's the way it is.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #39208 on: January 03, 2011, 01:52:44 AM »
The Fighter

David O Russell brings it with a simple true story of a boxer trying to make it big and having to deal with a loud family and a crack addict brother. The story (though true) plays out in all the expected ways, but it's almost always a joy to watch and that's the important part. So many people complain about the lack of originality in Hollywood, but that isn't the problem at all. There was never much originality in Hollywood, but originality is hardly the most important attribute for a great narrative film. What's lacking is good storytelling. Not good stories. Good storytelling. There's a difference. I've always thought that you could take any story and make it compelling. Some stories naturally lend themselves to compelling narratives. The Fighter is one of those stories, but without the assured filmmaking from Russell, his writers, Scott Silver and Paul Tamsay, or his actors it could have been just another melodramatic boxing drama. Now I don't think this is quite Raging Bull, or even Cinderella Man for that matter, but The Fighter is a good story well told. It's also nice that it's the kind of movie I could easily recommend to just about anyone.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched (2006-2010)
« Reply #39209 on: January 03, 2011, 01:57:00 AM »
Because long threads may hurt forum performance, I've started a new thread for this topic.

I'm leaving this thread unlocked so that everyone continues to have the ability to "quote" the older posts, but all future replies should go in the new thread as well. Thanks.

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