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Old 09-11-2010, 05:20 PM   #7991 (permalink)
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^ Up until that nasty guy with the dodgy eye gets shot about an hour in, I thought this was a really good movie. For the half hour or so after that, I just lost interest. Added cool points for having Ed Harris in it though.
Ed Harris and the violence are about the only watchable things going for that movie...
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Old 09-11-2010, 06:40 PM   #7992 (permalink)
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^Beautiful. Superb. Breathtaking.



^I did love it. You can only be joyful when this one's done.
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:50 PM   #7993 (permalink)
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:54 PM   #7994 (permalink)
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It was a good movie. Kind of hard to watch at parts because Matt Damon's character slowly dragged himself into a deeper hole because of his condition in the movie.
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:32 PM   #7995 (permalink)
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It was a good movie. Kind of hard to watch at parts because Matt Damon's character slowly dragged himself into a deeper hole because of his condition in the movie.
I find Matt Damon's character hard to watch in any movie.

Terrible actor. Gut wrenching, really.
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:15 PM   #7996 (permalink)
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I normally hate comedies, but I saw that this was supposed to be dark comedy so I gave it a try. The characters really worked, and actual thought was put behind the script. Even made me giggle a few times. Then when I got to the end and all of a sudden saw the tornado coming toward the kid, I realized I had absolutely no clue to what the hell this movie was all about. But once I looked it up on the internet it all clicked, but to me having to go research the ending detracted from the impact. Maybe I'm simply a dummy and you guys wouldn't have that problem.

6/10

Trainspotting

So I've heard a lot of hype about this movie. Maybe I was expecting too much. I was dissapointed. Heroin addicts acting like heroin addicts getting clean then acting like heroin addicts again then eventually self-destructing or getting clean again. It didn't excite any of my senses really, just wore me out. Wasn't terrible by any means though.
5/10

Amelie

Beautiful. Heard the soundtrack first and loved it so much I had to watch the film. It had everything I want. And so different. The subtitles didn't bother me a bit. Maybe a tad bit on the girly side. I mean its not really something I would sit down and watch with my old man but that doesn't change the fact that it is one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. I want to live in Paris.

100/10

Lonesome Dove

My brother loaned me this and told me it was the greatest thing he had ever seen. Well I have a different opinion. Pure shit. If I thought Tommy Lee Jones is an arrogant bossy loud mouth before I saw this I can't even put into words how I feel about him now. For christs sake give it a rest you old jaw bone! This movie is nothing but one one-liner after another all the way from Texas to Montana. Don't spoil a good Western collection with this turd.

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Old 09-11-2010, 10:29 PM   #7997 (permalink)
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Actually, his films make a lot of sense, they just demand a participation and an effort on your part as a viewer, as well. But, that sense is surreal, so you're not going to fully grasp everything with a strictly analytical, 'mathematical' mindset. You have to let your imagination do the thing also.
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That's a damn shame to hear. I've got to disagree with you, though. There's always abstract art present in society. In film, I find it rare that anyone steps outside of their comfort zone. Though I haven't seen all of his Lynch's films, I can definitely attest from the ones I've viewed that this director does not follow any kind of standard formula and for that alone, I've got respect for him as an artist. His films are always open for interpretation, and some people like it, some people don't. I know I'm not always in the mood for it. Just as I'm not always in the mood to read something really deep that provokes unavoidable thoughts, or analyze a piece of art that thrives off the observer's point of view. That is why I prefer music. Though always open to interpretation, you can simply sit, listen and absorb.
I don't dislike his films... I actually enjoy watching them. It's not that I want to be spoon-fed an easy plot and message under a standard film-style overlay. I just don't think that the only good movies are the ones you have to put together in your own mind after the fact. I like the atmosphere he creates, and I like most of the concepts he actually makes apparent. But I just get the nagging feeling that his movies contain more surrealism than is actually needed, unless his entire point is to be as surreal as possible.
I guess if I was supposed to feel like I was watching a moving painting by Salvador Dali and not really get anything out of it except what I wanted to, then I'd be happy. I'm just not much of a daydreamer. So that may be entirely my fault.
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:33 PM   #7998 (permalink)
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Amelie

Beautiful. Heard the soundtrack first and loved it so much I had to watch the film. It had everything I want. And so different. The subtitles didn't bother me a bit. Maybe a tad bit on the girly side. I mean its not really something I would sit down and watch with my old man but that doesn't change the fact that it is one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. I want to live in Paris.

100/10
I remember seeing this movie long ago, but for the life of me I can't remember what the plot was. Is there a garden gnome in it? Does Amelie stroll around by some water? Maybe I'll have to watch it again, because I remember liking it, but can't remember *why*!

By the way, Flower Child, I did watch those other two movies you recommended...the one about the young woman and her dog, and the one about the sister and brother who have to care for their aging dad. I especially liked the latter...it *was* funny and sad to see the sis and bro wrestling with their problems and insecurities and jealousies and love, and making their lives better in the end. I liked how they could see each other's problems so clearly, but didn't want to face up to their own...yet having each other helped them do so. I agree that was a very good film!

The movie about the woman and dog was unusual, like a documentary almost, a short clip of time. The line that sticks with me is when the security guard expresses frustration about this catch-22: you need an address in order to get a job, and you need a job to have the money to have an address. That is an important point he makes. I don't think the woman and dog ever reunite, I'm afraid. I wish I knew!
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I'm not sure... something about this was just profoundly unsettling in a way I can't quite put my finger on right now. It was more focused and less explicit than I was expecting and I think that kind of sucker punched me or something--I feel like I watched something I shouldn't have seen, but it has more to do with the emotional content than actual carnality. That's kind of rare now--there are movies more shocking in an in-your-face kind of way, but not that many that cover this kind of territory in such an intellectually serious way.

I suppose that makes it sort of an achievement and both players were f-cking amazing, but I dunno. I'm not sure I can say I liked it, exactly.
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It was a pretty good movie, but perhaps a little slow. I feel like there could have been more passion coming from the actors as it was in a war.
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