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PostSubject: Re: Last Movie You Watched? 7.0   Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:22 am

Didn't know Seagal was a dentist.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Movie You Watched? 7.0   Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:55 am

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I don't even think the idea is explored well in what I saw.
LIMITLESS' conceives of supergenius as being what consumeristic, hedonistic contemporary American culture considers the "ideal" male to be: well-dressed, wealthy, suave, sexy. What a woefully boring conception of super-intelligence.

Burger's a boring fella. The Illusionist was more than reason enough for me to not see Limitless.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Movie You Watched? 7.0   Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:05 am

Neil Burger should collaborate with film composer Chris P. Bacon (SPACE CHIMPS, GNOMEO AND JULIET).
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PostSubject: Re: Last Movie You Watched? 7.0   Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:00 pm

Sherlock Holmes (2009)

I'm a novice when it comes to Holmes, but I'll bet this is basically the Daniel Craig equivalent. Regardless I found this to be an above average blockbuster. I enjoyed it, thought it looked nice, I liked the cast. I just thought it moved along quite nicely and was very amusing.

Can't wait to see A GAME OF SHADOWS, if only to see Jared Harris.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Movie You Watched? 7.0   Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:27 pm

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Seagal's most violent film, Killswitch....2 of the best scenes...hey, I couldn't say no to getting 9 of his films for $20 :face:


I don't know anbout "best" but certainly nasty

fat Steven trying to make up in grind house gruesomness what he has sadly lost in agility and real martial arts skill

give me the lean young Segal of "Nico - Above the Law" any day
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PostSubject: Re: Last Movie You Watched? 7.0   Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:30 pm

Am I the only person who finds Ritchie's Holmes films to be catastrophically dull? There's more giddy thrills in the Rathbone films. Seriously.

Give me The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes or The Seven Per-Cent solution anyday. Or even The Great Mouse Detective.

Harris is literally the only remotely worthwhile thing in A Game of Thingos.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Movie You Watched? 7.0   Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:45 pm

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Sherlock Holmes (2009)

I'm a novice when it comes to Holmes, but I'll bet this is basically the Daniel Craig equivalent. Regardless I found this to be an above average blockbuster. I enjoyed it, thought it looked nice, I liked the cast. I just thought it moved along quite nicely and was very amusing.

Can't wait to see A GAME OF SHADOWS, if only to see Jared Harris.

I only saw that one in theaters but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Will definitely give it a rewatch before seeing GAME OF SHADOWS.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Movie You Watched? 7.0   Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:03 pm

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SPELLBOUND is your favorite Hitchcock? It didn't make a big impression on me. Aside from the dream sequence, of course.
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I've only seen SPELLBOUND once, and like Tux, I didn't love it. I should see it again, though.

The first time I watched it a few months back, it just clicked right away. This viewing just knocked it to the top. At worst it ties with REAR WINDOW, which I'll always love for getting me into cinema.

But yeah, I love SPELLBOUND. It sums up everything I love about Hitchcock's cinema. Great use of music (even if Hitchcock himself hated Rózsa's score, I think it adds as much to SPELLBOUND as Herrmann's score adds to VERTIGO) and humour (Brulov is probably the funniest character in any Hitchcock film I've watched). Hecht's script in general is brimming with wonderful dialogue and the plotting, ridiculously straightforward psychology and all, is compelling. It's also probably the most visually expressive of Hitchcock's American films as well - all of those POV shots, that hideously disturbing shot after the slide down the handrail which is more effective than anything in PSYCHO (even made the smug, laugh-happy crowd I saw SPELLBOUND with audibly gasp), the intense lighting on Peck when he leaves the bathroom with the straight razor, and the shots of it hanging at his side as Brulov goes back and forth. I don't find Hitchcock's American films anywhere near as beautiful, visually, as the work he did with Bernard Knowles at the end of his English period, but SPELLBOUND (and, if I'm remembering correctly, REBECCA) is an exception.

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I'm seeing VERTIGO on the big screen on Wednesday. Can't wait.

...as is VERTIGO, which I can't appreciate fully on DVD (the colours seem very dull to me) but would love to see in a cinema at some point. I get to see some rickety prints of NOTORIOUS, REBECCA, and NORTH BY NORTHWEST over the next few weeks, then the restored LODGER, but VERTIGO is higher on my list than those.


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PostSubject: Re: Last Movie You Watched? 7.0   Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:07 pm

I watched SPELLBOUND earlier this year. My second viewing and I liked it a lot more. Not sure I can call it top tier Hitchcock but I thought it was an entertaining piece of cinema and with one of the best scores I've ever heard.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Movie You Watched? 7.0   Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:45 pm

Yeah, it seems very much like I'm in a minority for admiring SPELLBOUND as much as I do. At least I'm not up against any outright hatred for it - better to be considered an inoffensive minor work than an outright turd.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Movie You Watched? 7.0   Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:53 pm

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Sherlock Holmes (2009)

I'm a novice when it comes to Holmes, but I'll bet this is basically the Daniel Craig equivalent. Regardless I found this to be an above average blockbuster. I enjoyed it, thought it looked nice, I liked the cast. I just thought it moved along quite nicely and was very amusing.

Can't wait to see A GAME OF SHADOWS, if only to see Jared Harris.

The earlier film is nicely balanced fun but I found the second to be an obnoxious stupid pos, but its a fine line from one to the other I guess and much depends on the individual.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Movie You Watched? 7.0   Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:36 pm

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...as is VERTIGO, which I can't appreciate fully on DVD (the colours seem very dull to me)[
Could it be your television settings? The VERTIGO DVD I have looks particularly lush and colorful on my TV.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Movie You Watched? 7.0   Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:56 am

River of No Return

While the story feels a bit conventionally 'adventure tale' with a dramatic backgound story to the hero I'm not sure I can fully appreciate, it is nevertheless a fine film overall, with great scenery, well shot action scenes (if one can call them so), and decent acting. Marilyn looks gorgeous here, and I also prefer her here to the other movies I've seen her in actingwise. Mitch is competent as usual. I don't know what to make of the fact that
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It feels contrived and I don't know what to think of its moral implications. So, I'm a bit undecided as to the film's quality. It certainly is nowhere near as compelling as GOLDEN ARM, at least for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Movie You Watched? 7.0   Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:53 am

I'm 45 minutes into EXTREMELY LOUSY AND INCREDIBLY CRASS. It's already trumped CRASH as the single worst movie I have ever seen in my entire life.

I. Hate. This. Movie.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Movie You Watched? 7.0   Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:09 am

von Sydow's character doesn't speak, but I wanted him to shout to the kid, "SHUT THE FUCK UP!"
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PostSubject: Re: Last Movie You Watched? 7.0   Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:21 am

This movie is like what 9/11 would be like in the Wes Anderson universe.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Movie You Watched? 7.0   Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:29 am

That's an insult to Wes Anderson.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Movie You Watched? 7.0   Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:40 am

This movie was written by an adult who can't write for children.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Movie You Watched? 7.0   Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:11 am

The kid watches the tower collapse, and then he collapses. I hate this movie.

Sorry for the mulitple posts. I need to share my pain.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee925OTFBCA#t=14s
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PostSubject: Re: Last Movie You Watched? 7.0   Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:18 am

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That's an insult to Wes Anderson.

and double.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Movie You Watched? 7.0   Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:32 am

Finished it. Wow. The single worst and most offensive film I have ever seen. It just keeps getting worse, and worse, and worse, and worse. Unbelievable. I want to punch Stephen Daldry in the balls. And I'm the guy who liked THE HOURS.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Movie You Watched? 7.0   Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:35 am

Watch THE READER. Not as laughably bad, but still.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Movie You Watched? 7.0   Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:13 am

Secret of my Success

a film so 80's it makes John Hughes' output seem Shakespearian. Or some guff. I honestly watched for Richard Jordan and it's surprising he did this film saying he didn't seem to be one for doing films for the sake of it. Maybe he needed a swimming pool. Indeed, lookout, there's Fred Gwynne though curiously my thought of his heyday flashed to his appearance as "The Stomach" in Bilko.
Jordan gave his all which is what he always did and funnily I want to check out The Friends of Eddie Coyle etc.
You know I entertain the notion of this Raise the Titanic remake and thinking of someone 'plain enough' or such guff for Pitt I now think of Ron Livingston. It's I hope a better plain than my Siddig/Batman suggestion.

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PostSubject: Re: Last Movie You Watched? 7.0   Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:55 am

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Watch THE READER. Not as laughably bad, but still.

And you know the only reason EXTREMELY LONG AND INCREDIBLY CRUSTY got nominated is because of Daldry.
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