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Old 04-26-2005, 11:33 PM   #81
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The Third Man and Leon....excellent

Have you seen Touch of Evil? Another great Orson film
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I have wanted to see touch of evil....but never got around to it....and for someone's who's favorite film is Kane....that is pretty sad.
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The Third Man and Leon....excellent

Have you seen Touch of Evil? Another great Orson film
I'm currently taking a film noir class, and we were supposed to watch Touch of Evil before the semester was over, but now we might not have time. I was looking forward to it.
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The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
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Blue Crush - one of my all-time favorite movies

I feel the need to see Laura Croft Tomb Raider again though - maybe tonight while I'm doing laundry and cleaning the apartment.
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just watched Primal Fear once again....pure genius.
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I wanted to bump this, because a goal of mine this semester is to watch a film a day, and possibly start writing reviews of them on a site of my own. Don't know if I'll actually keep it up, what with school work needing to take priority.

Anyway, two nights ago was Kill Bill vol. 1.
Last night was (obviously) Kill Bill vol. 2.

I'm thinking tonight's choice will be Jean-Pierre Melville's "Le Samourai."
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Ironically, the last movie i watched was Ocean's Twelve.

I have a collection of like 90 dvds, so i can never decide what to watch next. Although lately, i've had the urge to watch Batman Begins.
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I had the displeasure of watching 'christmas with the kranks' the other day... good god, that has to be one of the worst movies I've ever seen. After I took it out of the DVD player, my dog tried even tried to pee on it. AWFUL.
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I watched the Constant Gardener tonight. Very, very good.
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Watched underworld last night in anticipation of underworld evolution this weekend. I have a bad feeling that underworld 2 will suck but I loved the first one so I will watch it anyway.
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I have all three of those flicks....all greatness!
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Haven't watched a movie in a while, but I just got wedding crashers, so that's what'll be spinning on my DVD player.
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Watched underworld last night in anticipation of underworld evolution this weekend. I have a bad feeling that underworld 2 will suck but I loved the first one so I will watch it anyway.
I really liked Underworld, too. Thought it had a good plot, fx and nice action scenes... don't know why critics seemed to hate it so much...
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The Wedding Crashers DVD has some good new scenes included (assuming you got the Uncorked Edition.) Unfortunately, the movie still devolves into a sappy Owen Wilson romantic comedy during the last half.
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I dont pay attention to critics at all. I heart huckabees got great reviews and it is one of the worst movies i have ever seen. Underworld got terrible reviews and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Just out of curiousity, what's your favorite movie?
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Do we have a top five (or ten) movies thread? That might be pretty interesting.

Tonight's film was Akira Kurosawa's "Yojimbo," an amazing film that was later remade by Sergio Leone as "A Fistful of Dollars."

It's pretty amazing that the American Western was dying as a genre until a "Fistful," a movie by an Italian based on an Asian film, revitalized it.

The film comes off very much like a Western, and is carried by a very strong performance by Toshiro Mifune. I highly recommend this film.
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Tonight's film was Kurosawa's "Rashomon." I really enjoyed this film, and it is evident where movies like "The Usual Suspects" get their inspiration.

At it's core, this is a movie about truth. Can we really trust another person to tell the truth? As the saying goes, truth is in the eye of the beholder.

I don't want to give too much away, so I'll just leave this mini-review by giving it a Chaffy stamp of approval.
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Chaff, I second your thumbs-up for "Rashomon." Pretty much any Kurosawa is damn fine filmmaking. "Ikiru" is my favorite of his works. And if you haven't already, check out "Throne of Blood" for another great Mifune performance.

This week's NetFlix brought two French classics: "Les Enfants du Paradis," which as a romantic saga puts "Gone with the Wind" to shame IMHO, and "Rififi," an outstanding noir that along with Kubrick's "The Killing" and "The Asphalt Jungle" must have inspired Tarantino for "Reservoir Dogs."
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I dont really know what I would classify as my favorite movie. If you define it by movie I can watch the most without getting tired of it I guess it would be Anchorman but that isnt my favorite movie just one that doesnt get old. Umm I guess I would go with LOTR the two towers. Matrix is up there too. I LOVED gladiator until i had seen it about 600 times (exaggeration but still does it really need to be on tv every other day?) I am a huge scary movie fan too. I will do a top `10 of all time now that I think of a couple of others
1. LOTR (the trilogy in general but the 2 towers was my favorite)
2. Caddyshack (Utterly great movie)
3. Indiana Jones 1 and 3 (loved both of those the second one was way out there though. Grew up on these movies. Know its cheating but oh well.
4. Any Bond movie ( love everyone of them. Connery was the best followed by Brosnan and then roger moore, those 3 were great though)
5. Seven - just loved it
6. Presumed innocent - very intricate
7. Top Gun/all the right moves- My two favorite tom cruise movies
8. Dances with wolves- Dads favorite movie took me a couple of times to like it but it is a great movie. On a side note like the last samurai as well but will include it since similar plots.
9. Matrix - pure genius
10. All comic book movies - i love them so add them all in. The spider mans X2 and road to perdition are my favorite but i actually like all of them even hulk and daredevil.
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Just wanted to let everyone know that DeepDiscountDVD.com is currently having a sale on their Criterion Collection dics.

This is both wonderful and horrible.

I love Criterion, but even on sale, they are still pretty expensive. So, goodbye to some money for me for a while.
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BTW underworld 2 is better than i thought it would be but not as good as the first. If you liked the first you will probably like the second though.
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College weekends being what they are, I was a bit thrown off of my desire to watch a film every day. I did end up seeing "Kicking and Screaming"on Saturday. Ugh.

Anyway, tonight's film was "Once Upon a Time In The West."

I'm a huge Leone fan, and I've only seen 2 of his films at this point. I am absolutely astonished by how perfect a film "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" is. Well, "Once" didn't disappoint.

Henry Fonda delivers a chilling performance, and is probably a better villain than Lee Van Cleef's "Ugly." Charles Bronson doesn't quite live up to Clint Eastwood, but still portrays Harmonica wonderfully.

Leone films (in my limited experience) aren't so much about the acting and the story, but about the directing and the score. Scenes play out almost like paintings when in the hands of Leone. He is a master (and influenced heavily by Kurosawa) at building tension during battle scenes, making the preceding staredowns far more important than the actual action. Ennio Morricone does outstanding work on the score once again, adding to the tension of certain scenes, while bringing a bit of levity to others (particularly with Cheyenne's theme.)

Don't let the long running time of this film scare you off, because it's an extremely effective film. I am trying to expand the amount of Western films I've seen, but thus far, this is #2 on my list. (I bet you can guess #1.)
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Sergio Leone is a genius. Nice call.
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BTW underworld 2 is better than i thought it would be but not as good as the first. If you liked the first you will probably like the second though.

Appreciate that report. I am absolutely DYING to see this movie.
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If you liked "Once Upon a Time in the West," check out Leone's "Once Upon a Time in America."
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Once upon a time, Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn made a movie called Swingers. It was absolute genius, and Vince Vaughn was pure comedy. Then, Vaughn decided to try dramatic acting. It was, at best, ugly.

The movie that led him back to comedy was a new Favreau project, and tonight's movie, "Made." While not as good as "Swingers", "Made" is a fun film, and has Vaughn at his best. Manic, annoying, and generally hysterical. It's probably his third best performance, behind Swingers and Wedding Crashers.

Favreau plays a good straight man here, and P. Diddy and Peter Falk are acceptable in their roles.

Overall, it's a fun comedy that could probably show up in the "underrated movies" thread. By no means a classic, but has decent rewatchability.
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This afternoon, I watched "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."

Nothing really to say about this movie that hasn't been said before. It's fantastic. Nicholson is amazing, you get to see young Devito, Lloyd and Schiavelli as mental patients, Nurse Ratched, Billy Bibbit, the Chief...I'm rambling, because it's all so great.

This is a must-watch film. That is all.
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Old 01-27-2006, 03:54 AM   #112
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1994 was a spectacular year in movies. Over the year, four films were released that ranged from great to almost perfect. Sadly, only three of these films were nominated for Best Picture, and frankly, the worst of the four I have in mind won. *

The movie that should have won was tonight's film, Pulp Fiction.

I hadn't really sat down and paid attention to this film in a while, and thus forgotten what a grand achievement of cinema it is. Using non-linear story telling techniques pioneered by Kurosawa and Kubrick, Tarantino tells the story of several different members of the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles.

Tarantino's reputation of resurrecting careers was made from this picture. Travolta had faded into obscurity before Pulp Fiction, but was reborn after its' release. Samuel L. Jackson gives the best performance of his career as Jules. Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman and Ving Rhames are all memorable, and Chris Walken's watch speech is up there with the greatest movie speechs of all time. (As are some of Jules' speechs, for that matter.)

I feel like I'm just repeating myself, but maybe it's just because I'm picking so many good films. If you haven't seen this movie, see it. If you have, watch it again. Greatness.


*In case anyone cares, here are the four movies I was referencing, in my order of ranking.

1. Pulp Fiction
2. Hoop Dreams (not only failed to be nominated for Best Picture, but wasn't even nominated for Best Documentary. Complete Travesty)
3. The Shawshank Redemption
4. Forrest Gump (Best Picture winner)
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Collateral (a.k.a. Heat II)
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sin city....Robert Rodriguez is a freak...dang.
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Sike, you scare me. Right before i opened this thread, i was going to say i am watching Sin City tonight. I can't wait for the 2nd one to come out.
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I'm a little drunk, so I don't want to write a mini-review tonight.

Therefore, the movie of the night is Super Troopers.

That is all.
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"The Great Dictator" great Chaplin movie. Hilarious.
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Watching the CGI flick "Robots" today...the animation seems to be the best of any CG movie I've seen...
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Stanley Kubrick's The Killing. Gritty film noir. Love the non-linear story telling, and Maurice's speeches in the chess club are pretty amazing (albeit hard to understand with his accent.)

If you like Tarantino, check this out for one of the main influences on films like Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction.
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Watched "Seducing Dr. Lewis" French comedy, sheesh I'm supposed to be boycotting the french..heck , that's similar to Doc Hollywood with Micheal J. Fox. Doc Hollywood is better. C+
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