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Seven Psychopaths - 9/10 (REALLY enjoyed this one. It may make it into my fav movies list one day)

Glad to read this. Really want to see it, however based on the previews it struck me as one of those movies that could go either way. I have a long catch-up list now that I have some free time...
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Les Miserables
6/10

Overly directed, overly long version of the much loved musical. Some good performances (Jackman, Hathaway, Crowe), but many songs interpreted too fussily and as such miss their power, pathos, humour and humility. Much of the effect of the original (brilliantly directed/imagined musical) is missed.

Great art direction, DP and CGI. That’s about it, other than La Hathaway’s I Dreamed a Dream and Huge Ackman’s acting. Crowe is not as bad at singing as many have said. And, the man can act (Director Hooper screws up one of the most powerful parts of the musical during Crowe’s last song. What a ridiculous decision!).

Hooper would have been much better served by his musical team to leave the recitatives alone. Recitatives are the weakest part of Mozart’s operas. If he has difficulty, poor old Claude Michel Schonberg is a lost cause. In the show they ‘work’ because of their brevity. In the movie, they are embellished. A lot! Far too much for musical interest to be sustained.

I love the musical. I’ve conducted and played it a lot. So, this was a big disappointment.
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Glad to read this. Really want to see it, however based on the previews it struck me as one of those movies that could go either way. I have a long catch-up list now that I have some free time...

i also thought it was very good.
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Hooper would have been much better served by his musical team to leave the recitatives alone. Recitatives are the weakest part of Mozart’s operas. If he has difficulty, poor old Claude Michel Schonberg is a lost cause. In the show they ‘work’ because of their brevity. In the movie, they are embellished. A lot! Far too much for musical interest to be sustained.

But they were singing live... LIVE!!! Come on man, don't you get it?!?
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Once upon a time in the west was awesome. Pacing reminded me of ozu. Slow deliberate but incredibly filled
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Thread Starter 
Hey guys.

So i've seen a ton of movies since my last post, don't remember them all but...

Rockets Redglare--way to make your subject thoroughly unsympathetic in what was supposed to be a celebration of his life.
Predator--awesome.
The Wages of Fear--Can't add anything that hasn't been said.
Elevator to the Gallows--DUDE. Holy balls was it awesome. Miles' soundtrack is just so classic and perfect.
Queen of Versailles--unlike RR, a very sympathetic
Argo--something about it didn't quite seem to fire on all cylinders. No other way to explain it really. I thoroughly enjoyed it but it was missing something to take it over the top. Not sure what, though.
Les Miz--my mom wanted to see it for her birthday. I fucking hate musicals, can't buy in to them so I can't honestly evaluate it. I was tremendously bored, however. Took a nap, at times counted the tiles of the ceiling, visually stunning however. Wanted to see it for that and because of the novelty of live singing (Real talk: were it up to me, I'd have gone for first 30 minutes or so then left).
Anna Karenina--this was my choice, saw it last night. Again, visually stunning, some decent acting, it was a great interpretation (the theater qua metaphor was perfect, IMO). It just seemed to lack a little focus, I felt. It was very much like a play for the first third, almost musical-like, but still entertaining and it worked. However, toward the end it just kind of petered off. Right amount of skeez and intrigue.
Samsara--way too heavy-handed. Quite pretty.

No all I have left to see to clear out my 2012 theater backlog is ZDT, Lincoln (probably this weekend), Hobbit (scheduled for Weds), Django unchained. The Sessions is a maybe.

What were your favorite 2012 movies?

1) Battleship
2-whatever, no particular order) maybe Moonrise Kingdom, AK, TDKR, Avengers (EASILY the most fun move of the year), dunno. I imagine I'm going to have to reevaluate this list once I clear out my backlog...

GSU's theater is doing a double-feature in February of Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day. Kind of excited actually...
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^Iff you've read The Hobbit, just leave it at that. I didn't want to listen and experienced it first-hand but the movie is boring, has dreadful pace and is better to be avoided.
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Reanimator. Really fun campy gore movie on Netflix instant. Recommended if you like Evil Dead.

Jeffrey Combs is a fucking GOD


Anyway, just saw Dark Knight Rises....HOLY SHIT. Amazing flick. Finally a Batman movie Javyn can get into.
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Dogtooth. Such a bizarre, hilarious film. Loved it.

Hope the embedding works.. On my iPad.
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great movie ^
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Will check out. Thanks.

 

lefty

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Just saw Ted. Wanted something mindless and stupid, and I got it. Exactly what I expected.... I enjoyed it but it wasn't great. However I loved the score. The Indiana Jones-style chase music was so spot on.
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zero dark 30 in a suburban movie theater in conneticut. Jessica Chastain is so elegant. Even when she was trying to look harried and down trodden she looked pretty and elegant.

the movie actually could've been a high quality cable show, with the last part being a movie with in itself.
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i watched love actually by myself last night. i thoroughly enjoyed it. start to finish.
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