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^ Concur.

 

lefty

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Bone Tomahawk - One of the worst goddamn movies I've seen in a long time. It was an incredibly shallow movie. The dialogue seemed like it was taken out of a western movies dictionary, and the fight scenes were just dumb.

The Gift - So bad I didn't finish it.

Black Swan - Great Halloween night movie
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I watched Schindler's List a few nights ago. I don't understand how it has a 8.9 rating in IMDB. I guess it would have seemed pretty cool at the time of release considering the content (1993, which would have been just prior to some arguably better films in 1994 such as The Lion KingThe Shawshank RedemptionForrest GumpPulp Fiction, and Leon: The Professional), but 8.9/10 rating would seem to indicate a an almost perfect movie from the reviewers and it seems a little flat to me (other than the random killings that take place).

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I watched Schindler's List a few nights ago. I don't understand how it has a 8.9 rating in IMDB. I guess it would have seemed pretty cool at the time of release considering the content (1993, which would have been just prior to some arguably better films in 1994 such as The Lion KingThe Shawshank RedemptionForrest GumpPulp Fiction, and Leon: The Professional), but 8.9/10 rating would seem to indicate a an almost perfect movie from the reviewers and it seems a little flat to me (other than the random killings that take place).

Because Nazis.
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Bone Tomahawk - One of the worst goddamn movies I've seen in a long time. It was an incredibly shallow movie. The dialogue seemed like it was taken out of a western movies dictionary, and the fight scenes were just dumb.

The Gift - So bad I didn't finish it.

Black Swan - Great Halloween night movie

 

So I can understand where you're coming from please put the three Iron Man movies in order from good to awesome.

 

lefty

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So I can understand where you're coming from please put the three Iron Man movies in order from good to awesome.

lefty

I think I've only seen two, and the only thing I remember is how cute Gwyneth Paltrow was.
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I think I've only seen two, and the only thing I remember is how cute Gwyneth Paltrow was.

Just watched PT Anderson's first movie last night -- 'Hard' Eight' -- and it was probably the best performance I've seen from her. A damn fine movie in general too.
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Boychoir with Dustin Hoffman and Kathy Bates. It's not outstanding, but it is most enjoyable.
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I enjoyed it quite a bit, although not quite as good as Cast Away, which is a movie that comes up when people talk about it.



Funny. I'm surprised they didn't think about future sequels when they were making it.



This one deserved more of an audience. One of the more original post apocalyptic movies I've seen, and Chris Evans is surprisingly excellent.
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I watched Schindler's List a few nights ago. I don't understand how it has a 8.9 rating in IMDB. I guess it would have seemed pretty cool at the time of release considering the content (1993, which would have been just prior to some arguably better films in 1994 such as The Lion KingThe Shawshank RedemptionForrest GumpPulp Fiction, and Leon: The Professional), but 8.9/10 rating would seem to indicate a an almost perfect movie from the reviewers and it seems a little flat to me (other than the random killings that take place).

 

In addition to Schindler's List, I had a few other 3 hour films on my watchlist and none of them really satisfied me at all (not necessarily to the length either, but I suppose it is going to be much harder to sustain a film at that length): AmadeusBarry LyndonThe Right Stuff, and Spartacus.

 

The scenes seemed repetitious and the story/direction not very clear for all the films except Barry LyndonBarry Lyndon was actually going well until I just stopped caring for O'Neal's character as he was just not doing anything and his acting almost non-existent (seemed like Kubrick was more interested in showing lots of scenes to make the character's life story an epic adventure than to develop his main character and make him interesting or reachable so he just used a narrator to convey emotions). And with the stories of all the films not really progressing too much, it's kind of boring if the characters do the same things every time they show up in the scene.

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The scenes seemed repetitious and the story/direction not very clear for all the films except Barry LyndonBarry Lyndon was actually going well until I just stopped caring for O'Neal's character as he was just not doing anything and his acting almost non-existent (seemed like Kubrick was more interested in showing lots of scenes to make the character's life story an epic adventure than to develop his main character and make him interesting or reachable so he just used a narrator to convey emotions). And with the stories of all the films not really progressing too much, it's kind of boring if the characters do the same things every time they show up in the scene.

Yeah it was very well executed movie but a bit uninspired
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I watched Schindler's List a few nights ago. I don't understand how it has a 8.9 rating in IMDB. I guess it would have seemed pretty cool at the time of release considering the content (1993, which would have been just prior to some arguably better films in 1994 such as The Lion King, The Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump, Pulp Fiction, and Leon: The Professional), but 8.9/10 rating would seem to indicate a an almost perfect movie from the reviewers and it seems a little flat to me (other than the random killings that take place).

I was skeptical before I watched this movie- meaning I'm polish and we are educated about Holocaust, WW2 etc as millions of Polish Jews and Polish freedom fighters died in German camps and during German occupation. So I thought this movie will be boring as I know this stuff(and seen/read loads on the subject), but frankly I really enjoyed the movie and loved Fiennes portrayal of the Nazi commander, he was superb. The whole mood of the movie really sucked me into it and made me almost feel I was there, dunno how to explain it. I would put it above films like Lion King or Leon The Proffesional tbh- though its hard for me to compare between genre.
Edited by wojt - 11/3/15 at 8:03pm
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Who the fuck liked the Lion King?
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In addition to Schindler's List, I had a few other 3 hour films on my watchlist and none of them really satisfied me at all (not necessarily to the length either, but I suppose it is going to be much harder to sustain a film at that length): AmadeusBarry LyndonThe Right Stuff, and Spartacus.

 

 

The Right Stuff is a great story with a horrible horrible script. The book, on the other hand, is a friggin landmark of american literature.

 

There are lots of good 3+ hour movies. Amadeus is one of the best movies i've ever seen. The costuming alone has never been and likely will never be matched. The script is brilliant. The casting is brilliant. The music is mozart (but they didn't use a 'theme', simply selections from his catalog that were germane to the script!) They shot that movie in soviet prague as a stand-in for vienna... what a great film.

 

Mulholland Drive is way long and probably the best movie of its decade.

 

Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet is 4 hours or something. it's got an intermission. That is a good movie too, but it helps to be familiar with the play beforehand. Nobody does Shakespeare like Branagh.

 

Gone With the Wind is a good movie! hella minutes long.

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Amadeus is fucking amazing. Haven't seen it in a few years but will have to rewatch. Everything about it is perfect, as I recall.
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