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Old 02-29-2012, 01:25 PM   #11221 (permalink)
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Had not watched this movie since probably sometime in the 90's... and I do not remember thinking it was great at the time.

But watching it now, wow, it is a horror classic. Loved it this time around.

The 70's were a great time in horror, so many classics came out. Black Christmas, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Omen, The Exorcist, Dawn of the Dead.. and I would say Phantasm deserves a mention with them.
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:23 PM   #11222 (permalink)
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Wow. I know a lot of people hated the linear storyline and I'd be a liar if I said I knew what was going on all the time but I enjoyed this film. Malick is a genius with his camerawork. The way he portrays emotion with his shots just can not be duplicated by anybody else. Every time they were outside in the grass or inside the light filled house I could feel what it would be like to be there. It was very nostalgic. One of the most beautifully shot films I've ever seen.

9/10



Heavy movie. I loved how Von Trier shot the film like a play on a sound stage. The ending was pretty ****ing heavy though. Great acting and any movie that uses John Hurt as a narrator should be seen.

8/10

VALHALLA RISING

Very beautifully shot but slow and mostly uneventful. I enjoyed it more for it's look rather than story. Bronson and Drive are so much better.

6/10

HARRY BROWN

Very gritty and brutal crime drama. Michael Caine is always a favorite and I enjoyed this one.

7/10



This is why I hate most action movies. Creative writing takes a backseat for stunts and explosions. Whoever wrote this should not be proud. Not enjoyable at all.

3/10

THERE WILL BE BLOOD

We watched this in my film class today. I have seen it about 6 times now and it's one of my absolute favorite films ever. Not much that hasn't been said over again. DDL gave a top five acting performance of all time. Paul Dano got robbed of an Oscar nomination because of wonderful year for supporting actors. Dano should have had Phillip Seymour Hoffman's spot in the ballot. Perfect film and future American classic.

10/10



I'll try to be as brief as possible with my memories of that day and try to focus on the film. I put this one off for a long time, a LONG time. I live in New Jersey and can get to the Hudson River in about 20 minutes by car. I saw the smoke. I experienced the panic of trying to find out if loved ones were okay. I'll never forget that. That being said I thought this was a thousand times better than World Trade Center which I was tricked into watching far to early, basically when it came out. Greengrass, unlike this year with Extremely Loud...deserved his Oscar nomination for direction. He treated this the best way he could by delivering it basically in real time and without bias. There was no hollywood cuts, or extremely dramatic shots accompanied by powerful music like there was in WTC. The film was intense as it was inspiring and I honestly didn't think I was going to shed a tear at the end, but I did. This is going to be the only time I watch this but I wanted to get it over with. Very well done.

9/10
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:07 PM   #11223 (permalink)
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rewatched Edward Scissorhands on cable TV in my hotel room in Taiwan - still awesome

saw something called Black Ninja with Sho Kosugi - utterly inept and hilarious ninja flick and maybe purposefully so - 7/10
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:13 PM   #11224 (permalink)
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Just recently watched the HBO Docudrama "Too Big To Fail." Was excellent.
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:27 PM   #11225 (permalink)
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I finally got around to watching Sokurov's Russian Ark, it's quite the feat. It had the flow of classic Russian literature and the avant-garde filming techniques of sir Andrey Tarkovsky, both things that I adore. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys more cerebral films. 10/10
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:40 PM   #11226 (permalink)
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I finally got around to watching Sokurov's Russian Ark, it's quite the feat. It had the flow of classic Russian literature and the avant-garde filming techniques of sir Andrey Tarkovsky, both things that I adore. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys more cerebral films. 10/10
This is still on my HD to watch. Can't wait to see it but I want to be in the right frame of mind to appreciate it fully.
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:48 PM   #11227 (permalink)
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This is still on my HD to watch. Can't wait to see it but I want to be in the right frame of mind to appreciate it fully.
For me, it was one of those films that I'm hitting myself for not watching it sooner, because it was such a gem that I could watch on almost any day. I need to get deeper into Russian film, for all I've seen is a few Tarkovsky films, Russian Ark, and The Island. If other Russian films are half as good as these mentioned, then I'll still have a Hell of a ride watching them.
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:31 PM   #11228 (permalink)
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I know this isn't supposed to be serious but neither Planet Terror or Machete was supposed to be serious and they were good movies. This was not. Way too campy and if I do say so myself distasteful. The acting was also atrocious. If you feel like watching a bad gore fest then this is your movie, but don't think it's going to be good.

2/10



One of the pinnacles of early sci-fi. Has that classic quality that transcends any bad acting, horrible effects, and cheesy dialogue. I enjoyed watching it.

7/10



Had some very cheesy moments but overall it was a good comic book movie. I saw the preview for this like 15 years ago on the VHS version of Dumb and Dumber and I've been waiting to see it ever since. Great sci-fi movie of the 90s.

7/10



Not bad. I expected a bit more but Johnny Depp was good in it like always and I enjoyed the action sequences.

6.5/10
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I know this isn't supposed to be serious but neither Planet Terror or Machete was supposed to be serious and they were good movies. This was not. Way too campy and if I do say so myself distasteful. The acting was also atrocious. If you feel like watching a bad gore fest then this is your movie, but don't think it's going to be good.

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Not bad. I expected a bit more but Johnny Depp was good in it like always and I enjoyed the action sequences.

6.5/10
About Hobo With a Shotgun - pretty much goriest movie I've seen in ages if not ever. I didn't find it distasteful really, but uncomfortable. Acting ... it's meant to be 'bad', it's meant to be 'campy'. It's not meant to be taken serious at all, but it does have a little bit of a lesson to teach (don't mess with the homeless dude with the shotgun? No but really, there's a lesson under that gore somewhere). If I were that homeless dude, I woulda got back on a train and got out of there as soon as Ricky's head came off. Heh, I only checked out the movie because someone said Ricky was in it (of Trailer Park Boys - Rob Wells?) but he wasn't even a main character! Dammit.

Agreed with your Once Upon a Time in Mexico thoughts.
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:49 PM   #11230 (permalink)
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Not everyone can enjoy a movie like Hobo With A Shotgun. I mean, when I saw the trailer, I instantly got the impression it paid homage to the excessively violent and often silly exploitation movies in the vein of guys like Lloyd Kaufman .. which are definetly not for the average viewer.

I think it was good by the way!

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If it failed as a homage, it only failed by being too good Too high production value, too good acting etc.
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