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What Movies Are You Watching Lately

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

  1. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    Interesting take on the serial killer genre. Ben Kingsley plays a 'remote viewer' who is a psychic able see serial killers at work. What follows is a hunt and catch film with a few twists as Arron Eckhart comes to realise that the perp he is chasing is hunting serial killers.

    Not spectacular but a solid 2.5/5
     
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    VERY over-rated. Flick did nothing for me.
     
  4. Geoffrey Firmin

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    All Gone Girl did was make me angry thought the story was a crock of shit. A try hard attempt at Hitchcock which failed IMHO

    "what a bitch" was my sons reaction after seeing it.
     
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    I started watching it. Fell asleep. Then watched it a few days later. Not impressed at all. It is one of those movies that I never see myself watching again.
     
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    Be helpful if you gave some feedback.
    (I saw this..but others may not have.)
     
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    The plot was a crock but it held my attention. I thought it was pretty entertaining all-in-all. eg the lengths she went to etc. The end really gets ridic, of course.
     
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    Airplane

    ",,, and don't call me Shirley"

    Cheers,
     
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    Sideways is an awesome movie, put down the jib.
     
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    I was introduced to this film by a friend.

    Interesting idea. I thought the movie was kind of mediocre. When I want some background noise while fidgeting with something I usually like to throw on a film that I can glance at every now and then and still know what's going on. This is that type of movie.

    I liked the juxtaposition between the various zones and how it was filmed. Only highlight for me was seeing Cillian Murphy play another character aside from Scarecrow. Justin Timberlake cannot act.
     
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    Chinesies Roulette - Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1976)

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    Fassbinder made only one film about relationship from the child's point of view. He always believed that marriage and family was the most repressive of all human relations. Hence this film where everybody is untrue, cheat each other and all are out of sync with themselves. The child's physical disability is a metaphor of her lack of parental love and care.

    This movie also shows an other side of Fassbinder's art; every character is portrayed as persons with a wide spectrum of feelings and motivations. Even the child, whom we instinctively sympathizes with, has wickedness in her. And the ugly servant, who could have been an KZ-commander, helps the poor blind.

    The the lightning is interesting and typical German in the 70-ies. The use of mirrors and reflecting surfaces is Fassbinder in a nutshell; we are never really sure if we see the person or just an image of him; what is real and what is not? In this movie he also uses dolls as a metaphor for the restricted possibilities we have to be humans. He didn't use doll as often as mirrors; good for us since mirrors are a better metaphor.

    Nice movie if you are in the need to loose faith in humans or if you want to get the 70ies view on family.
     
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    The bitter tears of Petra von Kant - Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1972)

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    People need each other - they just have not learned how to live together.

    Fassbinder knew how to portrait women, and this is a most beautiful and intense chamber play about the longings and needs of fashion designer Petra von Kant, who is convinced she is over relationships once and for all since her last two affairs were shipwrecks, but after saying all the right things, she does all the same old mistakes over again. She treats her servant like a slave, and her wise word of freedom are just hallow. Petra is so deprived of love and so out of contact with herself that she confuses love with dependence, trust with control, and never finds out how to deal with the intense feelings she is a victim of. When she meets real love, she is unable to recognize it and way to respond in a way that brings her what she needs.

    This is a movie that everybody who have been in a troublesome loveaffair will feel speaks to them. Fassbinder is such a accurate observer of all the small pays we play, and he explains why we do it; we are both afraid and we are in need. He does this with so much love and affections for his characters and he never moralizes. All persons in this movie is understood in their own right. That makes Fassbinder so good.

    As so often Fassbinder has a certain part of Ibsen about him: the servant, Marlene - to whom the movie is dedicated - breaks up and leaves. It's just like Nora in 'A doll'shouse'; she is leaving, but we can not rest assured if it is to something better.
     
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    First time i've seen this in a over 15 years forgot how good a film it is. Michael Douglas at his career best also starting Sean Penn and Deborah Kara Unger. Fascinating concept and highly entertaining. Douglas wears some slick suits in the production and this memorable exchange occurs.

    MD There goes a thousand dollars

    DKU Your shoes cost a thousand dollars

    MD That one did

    4/5
     
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    ^ my favorite film of his. loved it
     
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    Hahaha everyone on here loved that flick
    Ditto!
     
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    Solid flick.
    That was not my favorite of his.
     
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    What's M-Doug's best ter?
    Ima throw a curveball:
    Black Rain
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    Sick!
     
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    Nope it's Wall Street no questions asked
     
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    Dammit! Oh christ..i did not think this thru
     
  20. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Black Rain is a great film.

    Apples and oranges to compare it to Wall St.
     

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