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Old 05-23-2008, 11:55 PM   #1011 (permalink)
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I finally saw Into The Wild
It was incredible!
I wasn't expecting too much from it, I just thought it would be some long boring movie with slow pacing that spends like 30 minutes on one hunting scene. However, it jumps back and forth between the character's younger years, the beginning of his soul searching, and the present. Great acting develops the characters very well, and makes them likable. Maybe not great for multiple viewing, but you've got to see it at least once.
I was never really a Sean Penn fan before this, now I really want to see Dead Man Walking, because it was just as good as No Country For Old Men, and way better than Juno, which was cute and fun, a la Napolean Dynamite, but this deserved an Oscar nomination.
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Old 05-24-2008, 12:05 AM   #1012 (permalink)
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God, I saw Into the Wild a month are so again, knowing how it ends. That bothered me some. Otherwise I enjoyed the movie immensely.

Last movie I saw was Indiana Jones--the whole family dynamic thing was interesting. The giant ant scene was awesome, but the whole alien idea really annoyed me. I like it a lot better when the Indiana Jones movies tie in Christian legend (Last Crusade/Lost Arc). It's just more interesting to me than a bunch of aliens. As a side note were people not reminded of the Mummy 1 and 2 through various parts of the movie? I felt as if there were many parallels throughout the movie.
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Old 05-24-2008, 12:57 PM   #1013 (permalink)
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What makes The holy mountain better than Prospero's books?
A director that is genuinely a little strange (Jodorowsky-the Holy Mountain) to a director that makes films look like paintings (Greenaway-Prospero's Books), consequently Greenaway films sometimes lack cohesion and can dissapear up their own arse. However The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover is a masterpiece, simple as that.
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Old 05-24-2008, 02:08 PM   #1014 (permalink)
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Fair dues.
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Old 05-24-2008, 06:47 PM   #1015 (permalink)
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Last night I had the pleasure of watching Bum Fights II for the first time, if that even counts as a movie.

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Old 05-24-2008, 07:10 PM   #1016 (permalink)
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As I have said before. I have a soft spot for his films but the last couple I have seen have lacked one vital ingredient-Fun.

Most Van Damme films are watered down second rate Rocky wannabees that remain eminently watchable. His output recently is incredibly earnest. Consequently this exposes even more the inherent faults in a guy who can't act and who always allies himself with second rate directors.



Yes. Sometimes I am miles behind everyone else culturally but I like to find things at my own pace and not be carried away by the current consensus. I had been warned that this takes a couple of watches to get it. No chance for me. Same as Talledega Nights-loved it. Will Ferrell has that rare commodity that is endearing to the British-self effacing humour. I thought it was great and I know it will get better on subsequent views.
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Old 05-24-2008, 08:07 PM   #1017 (permalink)
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The mist - it was awesome.
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Old 05-24-2008, 08:39 PM   #1018 (permalink)
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Death Proof

Tarantino's worst movie.
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Old 05-24-2008, 08:48 PM   #1019 (permalink)
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Tarantino's worst movie.
Amen to that. The guy's ego is worse than ever.
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Old 05-24-2008, 09:56 PM   #1020 (permalink)
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My dad knew tarantino's agent. Said Quentin tried to have sex with his wife =/

luckily enough she told him immediately(i cant imagine why anyone would want to have sex with him, unless desperalty needing money) and he quit working as his agent.

Still like resovier dogs, but god damn the guy seems like a douche.

watched "to die for" and loved it. First gus van sant movie i actually grasped :-/
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