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Old 04-19-2012, 09:52 PM   #11521 (permalink)
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I haven't posted in here too much and I'm bored so I'm gunna go through a bunch of movies that I've seen recently...



A lot shorter than what I thought it was going to be but it was definitely a classic that I missed when I was younger. It marks off another Cronenberg film that I haven't seen yet. I'm trying to get through everything he and David Lynch have done.

8/10



HOLY HITLER! Bruno Getz was awesome in this movie. I've seen the scene where Hitler is being told that the ruskies are closing in on him before. It's that classic internet meme where they always put in new subtitles but the scene is very intense. The whole movie was intense. Just made you realize how insane and brainwashed the people of Germany were who supported and worked for Hitler.

9/10



A very slow burn. I watched it expecting an action movie and I didn't get that but rather I got a very good character driven film on the culture of the Japanes family and how the samurai work. I liked it.

7.5/10



An interesting film that had a good ending and great acting from the cast. Jackie Earle Haley is such an underrated actor and I'm glad he came back to acting because the dude is great at playing bizarre characters.

7.5/10



I'm a huge Werner Herzog fan and his newest documentary didn't disappoint me. The whole thing was pretty heartbreaking as it dealt with people dying and about to die. Really displayed the kind of **** people who work in a prison that conducts capital punishment can be. Great film.

8.5/10


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Old 04-19-2012, 10:17 PM   #11522 (permalink)
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Have you seen In the Bedroom? It's the only other movie by Todd Field, which I like more than Little Children.
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:23 AM   #11523 (permalink)
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The Night of the Hunter (1955)

A classic I had not yet seen. I was inspired by Exoskeletal's very high thoughts and decided to watch it. I agree with Exoskeletal, great movie with so many beautiful shots. Some of the shots just made me wonder how they did it, like when you can see the silhouette of the preacher riding on the hill. The story was engaging, characters were cool .. Classic for a good reason!


Rosemary's Baby (1968)



This Roman Polanski classic is also one that had been on my to-do list for many years and now I finally got to see it. To those who do not know it, I don't want to tell too much, but it's a thriller/horror/mystery about Rosemary and Guy who move into an apartment complex with a dark history. There, after a particularly disturbing night, Rosemary gets pregnant ..

I absolutely loved it and like with The Night of the Hunter, it's hard to think of ways one could possibly improve on this film. It's exciting, effective, chilling and the performances, particularly by lead actor Mia Farrow, was just brilliant. The only ever so slightly negative feedback I could give is that it may seem slightly comedic towards the end, but that could be explained - at least in part - of how emotionally stumped movie watchers have become since this movie was made.


The Three Musketeers (1973)



This version is an action/comedy with Charles Heston as Cardinal Richelieu, Christopher Lee as Rochefort, Over Reed as Athos and many other old famous actors in various roles. They're well cast as well.

As far as I know, the story follows Alexandre Dumas quite closely, at least for a movie adaptation. Very roughly; D'Artagnan befriends the three musketeers and they all take on a mission from the queen to help against those who would plot against her. The story is fun, the jokes are good, the pace is good and so on but what I like the most is the authenticity of the film. There's something about the locations, the costumes, the buildings and so on that just seems so genuine. It's a joy to watch.

I've seen this movie and its follow-up The Four Musketeers (think they were filmed back to back) many times before, but it's been years and years now. It was definetly worth re-checking out and I'd recommend it to those who like the musketeers. I have to say it's refreshing to watch an adaptation which is not full of zeppelins, explosions and other silly modern Hollywood things.
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:03 AM   #11524 (permalink)
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Some of the shots just made me wonder how they did it, like when you can see the silhouette of the preacher riding on the hill.
Midget and a mini horse! Not even kidding haha.
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Oh man, that is so cool That's better than I expected, really!
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I'm a huge Werner Herzog fan and his newest documentary didn't disappoint me. The whole thing was pretty heartbreaking as it dealt with people dying and about to die. Really displayed the kind of **** people who work in a prison that conducts capital punishment can be. Great film.

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i'm going to have to look for this one....by chance have you seen Even Dwarfs Started Small by Herzog?....one of my top five films

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Have you seen In the Bedroom? It's the only other movie by Todd Field, which I like more than Little Children.
i went and say In The Bedroom in the theaters only because Sissy Spacek was in it.....i knew nothing at all about the plot.....talk about being destroyed.....this movie seriously crushed my will into little pieces.....again one of my favorite films just not very re-watchable
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This may sound like a weird comment to make, but this Korean horror flick suffers from an overabundance of plot. It has some creepy moments but the number of of side stories and flashbacks really derail the movie.
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This may sound like a weird comment to make, but this Korean horror flick suffers from an overabundance of plot. It has some creepy moments but the number of of side stories and flashbacks really derail the movie.
True, it's not often I read that sort of criticism about movies!



The Pink Panther Strikes Again is my favourite Pink Panther film to date. I think a lot of young people here will find the humour slightly dated, but if you're the sort who likes really silly slapstick, this movie will reduce you to tears.

Peter Sellers plays Jacques Clouseau, a policeman with a very good track record for solving crimes despite his vast incompetence. He has become chief inspector after his old chief inspector Dreyfus eventually got murderously insane and hell-bent on killing Clouseau and admitted to an insane asylum (it's just the effect Clouseau eventually has on people, I guess, as he constantly causes mayhem and misfortune for others wherever he is). At the start of this film, Dreyfus is well on the way to recovery and about to get released from the asylum when a surprise visit from Clouseau reverses all the treatment he's had and he becomes murderously insane again. Instead of getting released from the mental hospital, Dreyfus escapes and tries to kill Clouseau on his own. When that fails, he instead builds a doomsday device that he uses to force the worlds nations to try and kill Clouseau who then gets a large amount of assassins on his back.

Add to that of course the walking comedic entity Jacques Clousea played by Peter Sellers and you got a very funny film. For me, this is a definite classic and I re-watch it every few years. Great stuff
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Old 04-21-2012, 03:33 AM   #11529 (permalink)
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Awesome, thanks! I've seen a few of these and have been meaning to check out others, altogether solid list. I've been trying to find The Devil and Daniel Johnston for years, no one around here has it and I can't find any good streaming sites to watch it.

Dear Zachary is probably the most emotional documentary I have ever seen. I loved it.
i have it on DVD - shame that we live so far apart and i'm NOT gonna mail it to you
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I've watched Being John Malkovich and Requiem For A Dream over the last few days. Both were rather mindblowing. Amazing movies.
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