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    Quote Originally Posted by papayahed View Post
    Not yet but it's on my netflix list.
    You might want to take it off your list and get something that actually has a story.

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    "Oh, yes, I do."
    "In flames and torment?"
    "Perhaps not quite that. They tell us it may be a permanent sense of loss."
    "That sort of hell wouldn't worry me," Fellowes said.
    "Perhaps you've never lost anything of importance," Scobie said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haunted View Post
    You might want to take it off your list and get something that actually has a story.
    Is it not good? **expletive** I was looking forward to that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BienvenuJDC View Post
    Is it not good? **expletive** I was looking forward to that...
    now that I think about it, there was a 3-minute long story...


    the new Sherlock Holmes — my rating 0.3/10

    "But do you really, seriously, Major Scobie," Dr. Sykes asked, "believe in hell?"
    "Oh, yes, I do."
    "In flames and torment?"
    "Perhaps not quite that. They tell us it may be a permanent sense of loss."
    "That sort of hell wouldn't worry me," Fellowes said.
    "Perhaps you've never lost anything of importance," Scobie said.

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    The Watchmen....
    and absolute waste of time, unless you want politically biased propaganda.

    I didn't even finish watching it...

    0/10
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    Beware of a Holy Whore directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. An easy 10/10!

    Quote Originally Posted by BienvenuJDC View Post
    The Watchmen....
    and absolute waste of time, unless you want politically biased propaganda.

    I didn't even finish watching it...

    0/10
    That's the best kind of propaganda.

    I had issues with Watchmen, but enjoyed the theater experience for the most part. I haven't seen or thought of it since, much like The Dark Knight.

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    My Dinner With Andre - Undoubtedly one of the best films of the 80's. Independent and experimental filmmaking at the highest and most simple order. A two-hour conversation between two men; one being one of the most fascinating you could ever meet, another, an uncanny reflection of yourself. It's simply that. Two men have a conversation at a restaurant concerning the the theater, modern mysticism and the nature of life and death throughout the length of a two hour movie. It is an amazing achievement in its ability to not only hold our attention, but to actually put us into the conversation. My mind usually tends to wander off, even during great movies to even important things, such as the quality of the directing, the acting, the script. But with this film I was totally enveloped into it. It is minimalist filmmaking at its very best for it is able to flash back and forth between two talking-heads for two-hours and have us utterly entranced.

    I haven't even gotten to the ideas described in the film, and my God there's so many of them and discussed so wonderfully and naturally, which do not exactly purpose to change your whole way of thinking about the world, but leave you moved in the way one would be when engaging in a long conversation with another person. It is utterly mesmerizing. Please, stop watching Transformers and take some time to think about your life and reality, this is an important film. 10/10
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    The new Sherlock Holmes. It was OK. I just couldn't get too interested. 3/10
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    Alice in Wonderland (not in 3-D) Visually very interesting, but all the characters seemed so vaccuous. The Red Queen played by Helena Bonham Carter was the only one that had some spunk. The White Queen played by Anne Hathaway was in a complete stupor most of the time. She seemed fascinated with her hand, probably wondering what it was dangling from her wrist. I cannot begin to explain why anyone would want her leading a nation.
    And can anyone explain why Tim Burton added a scene where Alice's brother-in-law was being unfaithful to his wife by kissing another girl? What was the point of that?

    The two characters I liked the most, and they were both animated were the Cheshire cat and the Caterpillar. I think Alan Rickman did the voices for both.

    My rating 5/10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynne50 View Post
    Alice in Wonderland (not in 3-D) Visually very interesting, but all the characters seemed so vaccuous. The Red Queen played by Helena Bonham Carter was the only one that had some spunk. The White Queen played by Anne Hathaway was in a complete stupor most of the time. She seemed fascinated with her hand, probably wondering what it was dangling from her wrist. I cannot begin to explain why anyone would want her leading a nation.
    And can anyone explain why Tim Burton added a scene where Alice's brother-in-law was being unfaithful to his wife by kissing another girl? What was the point of that?

    The two characters I liked the most, and they were both animated were the Cheshire cat and the Caterpillar. I think Alan Rickman did the voices for both.

    My rating 5/10
    I'd give it about a 6/10 for storyline etc, but the 3D... See it in 3D - I did and it definately went up to bout an 8/10

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    I enjoyed the new Sherlock Holmes - I like mysteries, and it's hard to do a film mystery that's compelling more than once with an ensemble of potential villains, so I suspect that having the villain be apparent from the beginning was arguably one of the most sensible approaches to take. Granted, there are elements of predictability, but I feel the film gets points for being well-acted, well-researched, and well-scored (in my opinion). 8/10.

    The actual last movie I saw in theatres was Date Night, with Steve Carell and Tina Fey. A legitimate way to kill some time - not a particularly unique movie, but not the mindless date drivel the title might suggest. It's closer to a screwball comedy than a chick flick. 5/10.
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    District 9 --

    Really, really liked it 8/10. How did this movie not get more acclaim last year? Well, maybe it did; I'm so out of the loop with this stuff. But if you want a unique sci-fi story that is well worth your time, check out this movie.

    Quote Originally Posted by BienvenuJDC View Post
    The Watchmen....
    and absolute waste of time, unless you want politically biased propaganda.

    I didn't even finish watching it...

    0/10
    !!!!!! The novel is much better; it's even more political. But seriously, I can totally understand that someone going into Watchmen looking for a traditional superhero story (like Iron Man) would be disappointed. Watchmen is political, sexualized, polemic. . .yep.
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    The Battle of Algiers. 10/10
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    Fight Club - Rimbaud (litnet member, not writer lol) has been demanding that I watch this film forever. Now I have. Here's to you Rimbaud.

    It is not very often that big-budget mainstream films are allowed or even dare to be as daring, stylish, violent and yes, outrageous as Fight Club. This film has influenced a whole decade of mainstream films. From Wanted to Secret Window to Saw, and yet it stands high above all of the rest of the copycats.

    Fincher's style is extravigant, stylish and proudly show-off all of the money spent on the visual effects. And yet it works. Some of the images in this film have become semi-iconic and with good reason. Very few films in the 90's had as great an atmosphere as Fight Club. We open the film and there's an unnamed narrator who suffers from insomia, he's at work, the office mechanically moves around. And then on the screen for about half a second something flashes. It doesn't entirely matter what it is, but it tells the viewer that this is no ordinary film and that its level of subjectivity is to be great.

    Hell just the begining premise would make a great film; the narrator, so detached from life and humanity that he cannot sleep, begins frequenting help-centers for people with diseases and pose as one of the many crying men with diseases like testicular cancer. These early scenes are cruelly and darkly funny. We see a man with giant breasts crying over the fact that he had his testicals cut off. This is terrible and yet it is a helplessly funny situation for the narrator.

    These early scenes present a sense of brauva black comedy which is both daring, funny and heartless all at the same time.

    Then Brad Pitt comes along and serves as a kind of bad-*** philosopher for our narrator who has sunk so low as to be faking to be a dying man just so that he can feel something. Pitt's ideas start off as somewhere between Nietzsche and Baudrillard but then as the movie progresses go into disturbing places to somewhere like the society Orwell presented in Animal Farm. In fact, I'm about certain that many of the scenes in the latter half of the film are hommages to Animal Farm.

    Because Fincher is a director with such respect for detail and atmosphere, we (or at least me) are carried all the way through and begin to believe the more outrageous the story gets the more funny it is. And it is true. There seems to be a consistent undertone of balls being cut off and there is this one pay-off scene well near the climax in which the film is at its darkest point and yet provides a very weird and very hilarious comic relief that isn't really relief but just makes you more anxious and confused (this is not entirely a negative thing).

    And then there are the fighting scenes which boarder on macho porn (to use Ebert's term). They are brutal and bloody and yet also liberating. The men go out and knock the **** out of each other, the others cheer on, and then they hug after being all bloodied up. The level of instinct and collective emotion is comparable to a daily religious experience for the men.

    Pitt's character begins as a rebellious and yet inspiring character, despite his own pathology and masochism. His soliloquey's criticizing consumerist society (no matter how constructed the speeches might feel) are right on target. It is only once Fincher seems to purposely drive Pitt beyond the pale does he become alienating for both the viewer and the narrator.

    A lot of the films works. The beginning undoubtedly. The fight scenes, yes. The scenes when Pitt and Norton (the narrator) live together in what is undertoned as a homoerotic relationship also with some Oedipal tones, yes. Even as the film becomes much darker and themes of Stalinist communism begin to come into play, yes if you want. But there is one surprise near the end, a twist, that just had me thinking "say it ain't so Joe".

    After that point the film inter-changed between a brilliant practice in surrealist humour and just plain silly. Now like I said, Fincher is above making a truly silly and outrageous film and Fight Club is so original that to call it silly or outrageous is undeserved, but it is certainly not a perfect film. Fight Club no matter what its flaws is above all an experience. 7/10

    *Suggestion for first-time viewers of this film: View this film as a very serious film on the edge of total comedy.
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    I have to watch all the new rentals that come out because of my job. Here's what I had this week:

    Peacock - 4/10. It was filmed well, but by the end it honestly creeped me out.

    The Lovely Bones - 5/10. They glossed right over the whole "brutal rape" part, which I've always thought is a slap in the face to rape victims. They didn't follow her sister very much, and the script was pretty cliche and sappy. Her heaven was pretty though... very liquid.

    New York, I Love You - 6/10. This one is hard to rate, because it was a film of about twelve stories that took place in New York and a couple of them were quite good, a couple sucked, and the rest were in the middle. Out of all of the ones that I watched this week, this one was the only one worth watching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JuniperWoolf View Post
    I have to watch all the new rentals that come out because of my job.
    Including the ones that go in the vault??
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