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Old 09-22-2013, 09:52 PM   #13531 (permalink)
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Side Effects

Ahhh, Steven Soderbergh. The man apparently has retired from directing films but I don’t think the man can stay away. I think he’s just burnt out. He’s made ten films since 2007 and has been a producer on countless other productions. I hope he doesn’t stay away from the camera for too long because he’s a one of a kind director that is constantly doing unique projects one after the other. He has directed films such as The Informant which cause me to walk out of the theater early (which never happens) and has directed films that have hooked me in like Contagion, Traffic, and this film…Side Effects.

The story follows Emily Taylor played by Rooney Mara as she deals with her depression and sees a psychiatrist played wonderfully by Jude Law. This is all I can tell you without going into spoiler territory. The film twists and turns that much.

I thought the film did a good job fitting into the “Hitchcock” mold that most thrillers try to adhere too but most end up failing to accomplish. The mystery that Jude Law is trying to uncover is a well written mystery that had me guessing. It managed to flip itself around multiple times without giving the viewer the spins although the final act was a bit muddy at times. Also, was Soderbergh trying to make a political statement about pharmaceutical companies trying to make money at the expense of the health of others? It’s certainly possible the way the plot progressed but what we have here is a classic mystery story that would have worked great as a Noir film which was a pleasant surprise to me considering how much I enjoyed my last film, The Third Man. The acting was good borderline great with Law really shining.

Don’t quit making films Mr. Soderbergh. The business will miss your versatility.

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Old 09-23-2013, 12:19 AM   #13532 (permalink)
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omg i just finished this like yesterday or a day before too. Is it netflix that brings us together like this? ANYWAY

yeah it was really good, I love Soderbergh's style already since he takes great care with the cinematography element, and this movie was really well plotted out, even though i thought the dialogue was a little iffy at times.

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The craziest thing was I came in on the middle of the thing, with girl man going to Jude Law at the mall and all, and feeling really bad for her, especially after stabbing Channing Tatum's foine self. I was like "damn, she got it bad" but then they brought up the profits for the other drug and i was like, "what." i really didn't fully figure her out until the shock treatment came up, i didn't buy the saline trick because of placebo effect implications but i may be taking that argument too far.

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You're right on about the multiple flips though, it was like the movie could have ended several times and had entirely different implications if the story wasn't followed though, but ultimately it was the perfect way to wrap it up.
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Old 09-23-2013, 04:46 PM   #13533 (permalink)
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Watched Haute Tension the French slasher movie "Switchblade Romance" and it even had me hiding behind my fingers at the gore.
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:28 PM   #13534 (permalink)
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pile of absolute crap but I don't like the first one either.

needs another viewing as there is a lot more subliminal stuff going on in the film if you look hard enough.

Fairly entertaining cross between The Karate Kid and fantasy tinged Chinese martial arts movies.

Quentin Tarantino again presents a pile of crap. Awful, derivative sub par grindhouse crap that is only redeemed by a couple of decent tunes on the soundtrack.
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needs another viewing as there is a lot more subliminal stuff going on in the film if you look hard enough.
There is a great scene that they cut out near the end that you should see it also helps put things int perspective. I really love that movie despite all the hate it seemed to get from others. It's a pretty deep movie.
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:45 PM   #13536 (permalink)
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needs another viewing as there is a lot more subliminal stuff going on in the film if you look hard enough.
I haven't seen that movie but strangely enough I was in the town it takes place in just yesterday.
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There is a great scene that they cut out near the end that you should see it also helps put things int perspective. I really love that movie despite all the hate it seemed to get from others. It's a pretty deep movie.
There was quite a few scenes cut out of the film in order to get a pg 13 rating but that really annoys me. I want to see a film as it was originally made and not subject to studio cuts but this sort of thing has been going on from day one.
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:45 AM   #13538 (permalink)
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:13 PM   #13539 (permalink)
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Prisoners (2013)

Holy crap I wasn't expecting this film to be so good. The basic hook of the movie is what if the horrible depraved and stylized villains from a Criminal Minds episode showed up in the real world and inflicted their sadistic, implausible, and elaborate plan on otherwise normal people. I really don't want to give away too much of the plot and let me tell you that if you've seen the trailers and think you've already figured this movie out, think again. The trailers really do give off the impression that this your typical run-of-the-mill detective story with sprinklings of something more interesting, but will ultimately turn into yet another story about how grief transforms people. While that is certainly the case, in most stories grief makes them rise to become something better, but here... well... not so much. It takes a realistic look at how grief and tragedy can utterly destroy a person, where the mystery takes the backseat and instead allows for the journey to the end be the main point of the movie. Easily one of the darkest mainstream movies I've seen in a good long while and the antithesis to something like The Purge which squandered potential to deconstruct a tropes of its particular genre.

So yeah call this one a win for September movies.
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:59 PM   #13540 (permalink)
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Oz: The Great and Powerful

I wasn't too keen on the idea of a prequel to The Wizard of Oz, so when I saw previews for this movie, I wasn't too quick to go and see it. I had a coworker tell me it was a pretty good film. I went and got it from Red Box last night and I have to admit, I wasn't expecting it to be as good as it was. There were a few parts with the acting that was a bit cringe worthy, but overall, they did a pretty decent job at providing the story before Dorothy. Visually Disney seriously outdid themselves, again. James Franco also did a pretty good job. I enjoyed it. Quite a bit more than I was expecting. I would say it's one of those films that's worth watching if only for the visual aspects. It related to Avatar in that same sense.
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