What Movies Are You Watching Lately

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  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have not read the book, but I refuse to see the movie until I read the book. Same thing with all of the Lolita movies.
     
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    Speaking of book adaptations, anyone have any good Biblical movie adaptations?

    I'm a big fan of Prince of Egypt if that helps.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The Last Temptation of Christ. Amazing movie. Not based on the gospels though. Probably actually more of the truth, tbh.
     
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    i didnt think the movie was awful, i just dont like the whole story line. it irked me, and reminded me of some of the things i hate most in people.

    i liked redford, and i thought waterston was superb. farrow made me absolutely nauseous, so i guess she did a good job. the style of acting has changed greatly over the years, and that older more "acty" way of acting dos not appeal to me as much. as well, i thought it was unnecessarily long. a lot of the still odd shots of various items or people were a bore imo, and didnt add anything to the movie for me.

    im sure it will be way OTT, but i look forward to the upcoming one.
     
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    It's kind of blasphemy though. I'm thinking more accurate adaptations.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I disagree with the "blasphemy" reaction. That reaction was only had by people who didn't see the movie. I find that it depicts the emotional and psychological pain Jesus was probably going through. It is more his perspective than of his followers. I didn't find it offensive at all, rather interesting and intrigueing.
     
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    ^ Well, that's why I said "kind of" blasphemy. I'm sure it is an interesting film but as often the case with true story adaptations, certain....liberties are usually taken.
     
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    True story?
     
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    This name comes to my mind, anyways I don't know were I have heard/seen it... Was it good?
     
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    Now, now.


    I think it is fantastic.
     
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    Great, now I have something to rent tomorrow :) Will share what I thought of it tomorrow!
     
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    how'd i miss this thread...hmm back into my more independent film viewing. This week were some fassbender movies hunger and shame.
     
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    It may have followed the story, but that doesn't guarantee a quality product. As for the new movie: I dunno.
     
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    My cousin has a very, very significant technical role in the new Gatsby, and he says it's one weird fucking movie.
     
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    Currently watching Auschwitz : Inside the Nazi State. BBC documentary. Very interesting, but can watch only so much at a time. Pretty heavy handed.
     

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