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What Movies Are You Watching Lately

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by edinatlanta, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    i would like to get up earlier, but to be at work at 630 id have to get up before 5. thats a no can do.
     
  2. indesertum

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    love takashi kitano. sonatine was a movie on netflix i really enjoyed. he's also in the first battle royale
     
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  3. munchausen

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    He has a memorable role in Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence as well. I think that is still on Netflix. The director, Nagisa Osima, just died last week.
     
  4. indesertum

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    thanks for the rec. putting in my queue
     
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    He's great in Zatoichi. That's a wild ride of crazy. Really good.
     
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    Love that movie.
     
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    Gran Torino: I enjoyed it, but it felt like the first effort from a director, rather than his thirtieth. Much of the acting, including Clint's, felt very stilted to me, and the denouement was completely over the top.

    The Descent: a great little horror movie. Unfortunately it was the Americanized version with the "happy" ending, it's much better with the original ending.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I bought this movie years ago and still haven't watched it.
     
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    There were things I liked about that movie but overall I thought it was bad for the reasons you stated. The writing and acting were both very amateurish, not the kind of thing you would expect from a veteran like Clint. I kind of feel like Eastwood lost his touch a while back.
     
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    Ridiculously good movie for what it was.

    lefty
     
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    I liked Gran Torino overall but it definitely had some flaws.
     
  12. imatlas

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    Exactly.

    "Dog Soldiers" is also very good. I have no idea how, after such a promising start, Neil Marshall could have come up with "Doomsday".
     
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    Lots of great moments and visual puns...
     
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    Topsy Turvy. Long but utterly delightful. The musical performances are very good. It's kind of hard to believe this is the same director that made Naked, which is also excellent but in a very different way.
     
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    +1, excellent movie.
     
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    depends on your expectations, it's really a mixed bag. Some vignettes are better than others, the ones that are bad don't really go anywhere and are poorly thought out.
     
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    Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Tokyo Sonata and Haneke's Code Unknown.

    Tokyo Sonata differs a lot from other Japanese family dramas which is why I love it, very poignant but not in any way restrained. And I always love it when music is foregrounded with actual purpose.

    Code Unknown is the complete opposite of Tokyo Sonata. It's very subtle in its approach but there is a lot of tension, particularly the opening scene.
     
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    Zero Dark Thirty (Does UBL get it in the end? The suspense is killing me).

    IMO, probably the best film of 2012 (not that that means anything but whatever).

    So I'm a huge fan of ultra-longform journalism and that's kind of what this was. There wasn't any overt over-dramatizing of the events (insofar as we know). Some of the torture porn was a tad much at times but the dialogue of Dan was pretty spot on and there was a surprising amount of humor throughout the movie (not the torture obviously).

    One of the things that really stood out for me is that seeing "the raid" in action you realize just how fucking audacious it all was, I mean, FFS dude. I know how bold it was going in but just being able to "see" it all its like, wow.

    That said, the ending was a little dumb and Hollywoodesque but I guess you kind of have to have that. Some of Maya's traits were a little cliche, I felt like there was sometimes a touch to much reliance on shock value throughout the movie but overall it was well-paced and gripping, even though you know exactly how every part of the movie turns out. A SUPER fat Gandolfini as Leon Panetta was pretty lulzy.

    When I see Djanjo I'll be done with movies in the cinema for a while other than maybe catching one or two of the Oscar-nominated shorts series playing at one of the art house here, then I'll be clearing out my Netflix queue of 100+ movies into about March. A part of me can't wait for that (That part being my wallet).
     
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  19. Neo_Version 7

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    I watched Taken 2 last night. Say what you will about the movie but the part where he is calls his daughter (in front of the bad guys pointing guns at him AND his wife) to mirror the conversation they had in the first Taken was one of the ballsiest, I-don't-give-a-crap-about-reality scenes ever put to film.
     
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    I'd say that given the alterations about torture being more effective than it was per the CIA director and others in the know, calling it journalism is a complete stretch, and when KB did so, she opened herself up to being a torture apologist.
     

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