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post #316 of 1150
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Eh, they hide us away in the branch offices.

Do you need to check your car daily for explosives (or, as you probably say it, "zee boom-boom")?
post #317 of 1150
There Will Be Blood is decent, maybe even good. I'd say it's the best of the PTA films I've seen so far (that's not necessarily a great compliment). For all of its flaws (namely bad judgment in editing, serious overacting - especially Dano but also DDL in the last sequence, annoying use of Greenwood's "music", uninspired outdoors cinematography - indoors photo was great - and PTA' overall inability to connect with the audience on an emotional level), the film sort of works IMO.

Clearly, it's no Citizen Kane and PTA continues to channel Scorsese, but it tells a story and PTA seems to have put aside some of the manierism that was crippling his previous films (Magnolia and Punch Drunk Love being the worst examples IMO) to focus on the story and try to deepen character exploration. The humour in TWBB is also more subtle than in PTA's previous works and is conveyed well in DDL's expectedly great performance.

It's not a great film but it's worth seeing IMO. But without DDL, I don't think it would be. I still don't think that PTA has much talent for film-making.
post #318 of 1150
The Savages: A
Strange Wilderness: C+
27 Dresses: B-
Cloverfield: B+
The Orphanage: A+
post #319 of 1150
Recently saw Ang Lee's "Lust, Caution". Sensational film; the pace and atmosphere is beautifully judged. A great debut performance from Tang Wei (Amerikajinda will love her). My only quibble is that the end was a bit easy to pick.

Also saw "Sweeney Todd". I've seen a stage production of this, and I think I prefer it as theatre. Sondheim's black humour is good for a few laughs, and Rickman is a splendid villain. Burton's basic black, white and red pallette suited the material, but I thought the facial makeup he gave Carter and Depp was too reminiscent of Corpse Bride to be sensible. Overall it was pretty good, but not a great film.
post #320 of 1150
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Originally Posted by JBZ View Post
Do you need to check your car daily for explosives (or, as you probably say it, "zee boom-boom")?
Nah, I'm not the guy you kill. I'm the guy you buy.
post #321 of 1150
Just saw this http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096923/

It is a must see, I could not stop watching it. I wish there were more movies like that.
It is a documentary, be warned. But it is very American documentary ,so it will complement the ADD perfectly.
Find ways to rent it you will not be disappointed.
post #322 of 1150
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Strange Wilderness: C+

I really want to hate this movie, but the promo where they dub hyuck hyuck laughter over the video of the shark always makes me laugh. How bad was it?
post #323 of 1150
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Nah, I'm not the guy you kill. I'm the guy you buy.

Of course. You're (we're) a lawyer.
post #324 of 1150
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I really want to hate this movie, but the promo where they dub hyuck hyuck laughter over the video of the shark always makes me laugh. How bad was it?

Honestly, I laughed my ass off. The scene where they kill big-foot is uproariously hilarious. And, I never use the world 'uproarious.'

I only gave it a C+ because it wasn't a movie that I went in thinking I'd like.
post #325 of 1150
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I can't get my film club hint for this week. The film was released in 1971 and is "Rated R" for Nudity/Sexuality. The hint is: "This is what you would see right before "a galaxy far, far away"....". What the fuck is that? This is the first hint I haven't gotten in minutes and is driving me nuts.
post #326 of 1150
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I can't get my film club hint for this week. The film was released in 1971 and is "Rated R" for Nudity/Sexuality. The hint is: "This is what you would see right before "a galaxy far, far away"....". What the fuck is that? This is the first hint I haven't gotten in minutes and is driving me nuts.

THX 1138 ?

(Lucas before Star Wars)
post #327 of 1150
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THX 1138 ?

(Lucas before Star Wars)

Correct...
post #328 of 1150
Thread Starter 
Ugh, thanks guys. That was his student film, right? I had the DVD at one point but never watched it.
post #329 of 1150
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Ugh, thanks guys. That was his student film, right?
It's the full length version/remake of one of his student shorts a few years before
post #330 of 1150
It's not bad; shows that along with American Graffiti, he was actually at one point a good director.
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