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What Movies Are You Watching Lately

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

  1. Kid Nickels

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    I had never heard of it and just came across it in a list of "cool movies you've probably never heard of". A bit heavy subject matter and not something to watch if you want a pick-me-up that's for sure, but certainly would recommend.
     
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    How so? Didn't it have subtitles? Btw, considering the movie's subject matter, that's a poorly chosen pic for this poster; especially in conjunction with the title.



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    Nolan's first movie. Made on a $6.000 budget. Also has a character named Cobb. Worth a watch. 3/5
     
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    It's almost a shame you saw this before the original foreign film. The ending is completely different, and so much better in the original. Try to watch it anyway, even though you may feel the first 2/3rds is treading the same ground.
     
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    Yes, very good. That is why he was so good in the Bourne movies. Everything was so nonchalant. Now that I think of it he was the same in Good Will Hunting. It's not a criticism, just his style, I guess.

    Cheers
     
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    Yea I love those movies and think he is a good actor but doesn't evoke enough emotion to make his roles more memorable. Idk if that's by choice and or design because there are certainly actors that over act and it's annoying and ruins the movie.
     
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    Yeah, you kind of fucked that one up, dude. Almost no point in watching original now.

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    I really enjoyed this movie - if 'enjoy' is the right term to use when it comes to this subject. Mads Mikkelsen is astonishing - as almost always. Small town in (moral) panic and how difficult it is to defend oneself in such a situation.
    Thomas Winterberg is best in 'The Celebration', he digs deep into the social conventions and the lies we make to be able to live with ourselves, and what happens when these lies are cracking. Both movies are about social mechanism, but we see these mechanisms from different perspective in these films.
     
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    @The Ernesto More into a coincidental Joe Wright-exploration, I'd say.

    Keira has grown a sweet face, but she lacks the depth to play any 'serious' and complex role. She can do pirates, that is ok.
     
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    I think her range reached its peak in Bend it Like Beckham.
     
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  10. Roy Al

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    I consider this a recommendation, and the movie is now on my must-see list. [​IMG]
     
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    Keira is hot I'm watching her stuff I don't care about substance with her.
     
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    I can see not liking 24 Hour Party People if you were not a fan of the Factory Records/Madchester scene.. But not liking Spinal Tap? That does just doesn't seem right.
     
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    Really into low budget sci fi films lately. Best one I saw was Coherence. Totally blew my mind!
     
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    Coherence really stuck with me a long time

    Weirdly disturbing and the best film I've seen in a long time


    Watched The Game the other night. Pretty ordinary
    Also re-watched mulholland drive which was a little tedious

    Neither has aged well


    Synecdoche New York: absolutely bat shit insane and I had no idea what was going on but I was enthralled
     
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    I enjoyed Coherence quite a bit.

    If you want to see a truly low budget (but still well made) film that addresses science issues check out Travelling Salesman.


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    Less science fiction than just science. But really pretty good.
     
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    Wasn't initially planning on seeing this, since I've been disappointed by nearly everything Scott's done this millennium. On the other hand, some of my favourite films are by him and mostly for their cinematic qualities, so I know that even though the movie might disappoint, I'm sure I'd get the most out of it on a big screen, so I ended up giving it a shot.

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    Went in with low expectations, which it sadly, totally lived up to. From the trailer I felt like I already knew the whole story, but...

    ... yeah, I actually totally did.

    There were huge amounts of really bad exposition, more often than not as dialog between characters that certainly both should've been aware of what was being communicated - first dumbed down and then repeated for good measure. A few of the scenes - especially some overhead shots of Mars and some EVA in space scenes - were worthy of Ridley, while the majority was rather ho-hum. 2/5
     
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    Gregory Peck being Gregory Peck in this pacifist western where he stands up for his beliefs despite the pressures of his fiance and dangers of a town with two families about to engage in war.
     
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    Anna Karenina - Joe Wright (2012)

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    Here ends my voyage with mr Wright for now. He is just not talented enough to interest me.
    The problems he deals with; the conflict between love and social convention, can be very profound and are actually almost impossible to fully explore, but the way he does it is so outdated that it is difficult to connect with the people on screen.

    No real person these days has such problems as in this movie, and I'm never quite sure who the movie sympathizes with: Anna, her children, her housebound or with the peasants ( as I gather Tolstoy most identified with). As before Wright has not made up his mind about what kind of movie he wanted to make, resulting in a confusing product.

    The way Wright has made the movie, by staging it in large parts in a theater, seems just strange and it doesn't work for me. And he uses so many effects, so many costumes, so many unmotivated camera movements, so illogical cuttings that the director seems to be without a plan. I think he looses the perspective, and I just feel distant to the characters. This is just no good direction and it is not a good movie.
     
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    Watched Puncture with Chris Evans last night. I thought it was very good. Nothing really comes to mind that I thought was a negative. Thought the boozy, drug addled protagonist (co-protagonist?) was a cliché until I saw the end.

    Dunno how people complain about Netflix lack of content. There's tons of stuff there I'd never watch unless I didn't stumble upon it.
     
  20. Kid Nickels

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    Twas a joke! I did have to search around to find a good version with English subs however.



    Yeah the original is much better…. as it almost always is.



    Well I've got the treat for you!! … low budget and low acting as well as an added bonus. Not sure how this has gotten such good feedback as the production is ridiculous… although the premise is intriguing.


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