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Title: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Donna on November 29, 2008, 12:29:18 pm
Seen any good movies lately?  Seen any bad movies lately?  Recommend anything?
Here is where you can discuss it.

Latest movie we saw was Madagascar II.  It was cute, and I like it a lot, but I like the first one a bit better.  It was a bit more "animated" if you can believe me using that word!   :D

Next movie to go see on our list (not with the girl!)  - James Bond: Quantum of Solace 
Let's hear it for Daniel Craig girls!!!!
 


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: heylchick on November 29, 2008, 04:26:28 pm
Seen any good movies lately?  Seen any bad movies lately?  Recommend anything?

Next movie to go see on our list (not with the girl!)  - James Bond: Quantum of Solace 
Let's hear it for Daniel Craig girls!!!!
 

Hey Donna!  Quantum of Solace is next on our list.  I LOVE Daniel Craig!  What a fantastic charasmatic actor. 

I saw Twilight last week.  Really good, but if you read the book (I am on book 3/4 of the series) before going to the movie...the character portrayal isn't the same.  There is NO way that they can capture the intensity of the relationships in a 2 hour movie.  They also missed some scenes and had the events mixed up which left HUGE gaps in the movie storyline if you were keeping tabs with how the book followed.  All in all though, I am in love with this series and will support anything related to it!


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Eva on November 30, 2008, 08:57:57 am
I watched "Hellphone" last week. It's a French movie for teenagers but with a little bit of horror.
The movie isn't that good, but I was laughing very hardly all the time. It's funny ;)


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Epitaph04 on December 01, 2008, 01:58:28 am
Uhh...I saw Get Smart a few days ago.


Thought it wasn't bad at all.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: yeshua4 on December 01, 2008, 03:37:29 pm
Get Smart didn't click for me, and I was expecting it to.  Might be that I never got to check out the original show on TV


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Donna on December 16, 2008, 10:21:22 am
Has anybody seen "Valkyrie" yet?   I am not a Tom Cruise fan by far, but this movie looks like it could deliver.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: JPM7stringfan on December 17, 2008, 10:51:45 am
Has anybody seen "Valkyrie" yet?   I am not a Tom Cruise fan by far, but this movie looks like it could deliver.

Neither am I, but this film will also feature comedian Eddie Izzard, so, I'll go see it as well.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Andie1928 on March 08, 2009, 02:25:01 pm
I get my movies through Netflix and getting caught up on my movie watching, so I'm a couple years behind!!

Just saw Capote(I've really starting liking Phillip Seymour Hoffman the past few years), Night at the Museum(cute movie, I really enjoyed it), and Syriana(love me some George, even if he did gain 30lbs for this role).


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: rodney on March 10, 2009, 10:50:32 am
I really liked "The Wackness" which starred Ben Kingsley and had Mary-Kate Olsen it it. All of the characters were really interesting. I like to watch independent films because of the unique storylines. I also really enjoyed "Young at Heart". That is a documentary about a group of senior citizens that train as a vocal group traveling around the world singing everything from James Brown to Coldplay. The average age of the members is well over 60. It was a very warm-hearted, funny movie.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on March 10, 2009, 08:04:30 pm
I like movies that are GOOD! haha!

I love Tom Hanks, all hes good stuff, Cast Away, Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump, Apollo 13 etc etc...

Space Cowboys is also very good, written by Clint Eastwood, hes both directing, writing and acting!

I love The Lion King, plus the other classic Disney movies...I grew up with them, and just CANT forget them! Theyre just too good to be called childmovies...

I love all 3 Jurassic Park movies, the music is fantastic! Old Star Wars (well...the new is pretty cool too)...Im a pretty "mainstream" viewer I think  :D 


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: nicoli on March 10, 2009, 08:19:45 pm
Just saw "Art School Confidential," which surprised me. I was expecting something more dramatically satirical, but I liked the twist ending. (And they got the art student stereotypes DOWN, man. They were so true. Whoever directed this movie should do one about music school. :P)


Title: Movie Thread
Post by: Natt on August 09, 2010, 02:35:17 am
How come we still haven't got a corner to discuss our cinematographic experiences?  :D

I'm thinking about a movie for the weekend and leaning towards Inception. It's doing impressively at the box office, but is it really that good? Has anyone seen it yet?


Title: Re: Movie Thread
Post by: Magdalena63 on August 09, 2010, 03:56:33 am
I have not seen it, but I do know `Mike Portnoy` wasn't too impressed with it.  ;)

Anita  :)


Title: Re: Movie Thread
Post by: MuumiPeikko on August 09, 2010, 04:17:09 am
I have seen it :)
I even like it. It looks very impressive, with excellent work of director of photography and composer. I don't understand, why some people wait something genius from it. Christopher Nolan had never make a genius movie.


Title: Re: Movie Thread
Post by: Natt on August 09, 2010, 05:32:39 am
I have seen it :)
I even like it. It looks very impressive, with excellent work of director of photography and composer. I don't understand, why some people wait something genius from it. Christopher Nolan had never make a genius movie.
Well that's because he did Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, which grossed a billion of dollars, revived Batman series, what with all the hype, and everyone started looking up to him for being the new hero of movie-making and such


Title: Re: Movie Thread
Post by: Natt on August 09, 2010, 05:35:44 am
I have not seen it, but I do know `Mike Portnoy` wasn't too impressed with it.  ;)

Anita  :)

well, I've been following MP's "Hero of the Day" thread, and apparently my tastes differ drastically from those of MP's, so it's all right :)


Title: Re: Movie Thread
Post by: Magdalena63 on August 09, 2010, 06:28:14 am
I have not seen it, but I do know `Mike Portnoy` wasn't too impressed with it.  ;)

Anita  :)

well, I've been following MP's "Hero of the Day" thread, and apparently my tastes differ drastically from those of MP's, so it's all right :)

Ahhh I see  :) I don't know any others point of view on it, I'm not a movie person lol, hope you enjoy it.  ;)


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Donna on August 09, 2010, 09:25:33 am
I thought I began a movie discussion thread here!  Just that nobody had anything to post on it until now.   ;)   I hope you don't mind, but I merged the two.  Post away!  Anybody seen 'Inception" yet?  Very curious about it!



Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Natt on August 09, 2010, 09:32:07 am
I thought I began a movie discussion thread here!  Just that nobody had anything to post on it until now.   ;)   I hope you don't mind, but I merged the two. 
Absolutely! My bad, apparently I haven't got the hang of using search option :D


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Donna on August 09, 2010, 10:39:34 am
Omgosh, don't worry!  No apologies necessary.  It was allllllllllllllllll the way on the last page anyway.  That's what I am here for.... :-*


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Natt on August 13, 2010, 01:34:44 pm
Well, looks like Inception keeps eluding me. Instead, I just watched The Other Guys. As an almost-fan of Mark Wahlberg, I was more or less looking forward to this movie, but the real reason I went to see it was that I was looking for something to have a good laugh about. And I wasn't disappointed. It's a nice action comedy, and with a good message, too. I never got to sit through as much as a half movie with Will Ferrell, but the Ferrell - Wahlberg duet turned out to work surprisingly good, reminds me of Lethal Weapon, but these two are... The Other Guys.  Laughed all the way through.

"I'm a peacock, you got to to let me fly!"


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Natt on August 13, 2010, 01:49:42 pm
Well, Inception was pretty awesome :D  A giant plus-point is that I managed to sit through a fair whack of shooting and explosions, which usually bore me rigid, but the concept was fascinating enough to keep me interested. For those who don't know the general idea, it's about a team of people who work on extracting information from people via their dreams (there are some neat physical analogies for mental processes in there). Most of the action takes place during dreams; it's not as messed-up as I generally like my dream sequences (I'm a shrink-to-be with an interest in Freud, of course I like messed-up dreams!), but it's nicely done with an interesting dark subplot about the protagonist's family background. I'm not going to describe it any further so I don't wreck it for the two remaining people in the world who haven't seen it, but it definitely gets my recommendation. Natt, if you're still wavering then I'd suggest going for it :)
Thanks, I'm definitely going to watch it. It's a matter of a few days


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Viola da Voce on August 16, 2010, 05:30:10 pm
I finally got to see Inception over the weekend. It definitely keeps your brain busy, and I'm still scratching my head over a couple of things today. But it was an enjoyable movie!


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Donna on August 16, 2010, 08:59:08 pm
We took our daughter to see "Despicable Me"...it was VERY cute!  And we saw it in 3D...I liked it!


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: VioletS16 on September 26, 2010, 07:49:24 pm
I like the Pirates of the Carribbean movies  :D :D ;)


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: SeRoX on September 26, 2010, 08:10:53 pm
I like the Pirates of the Carribbean movies  :D :D ;)

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Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: VioletS16 on September 26, 2010, 08:54:03 pm
I like the Pirates of the Carribbean movies  :D :D ;)

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LOL I like them even more now but I still have always loved them :P


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Awake on September 27, 2010, 03:52:39 am
my favorite movies of all time:
1-good will hunting
2-dead poet's society (which reminds me of ''a change of seasons'' :) )
3-awakenings (which reminds me of Octavarium''medicate'')
4-fight club

i heard alooot about Inception! and from what i have read here , i'm now more excited than ever to go see it !
i'm also looking for movies which have a psychological aspect , like fight club and inception , any suggestions ?


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Awake on September 28, 2010, 04:06:28 pm
my favorite movies of all time:
1-good will hunting
2-dead poet's society (which reminds me of ''a change of seasons'' :) )
3-awakenings (which reminds me of Octavarium''medicate'')
4-fight club

i heard alooot about Inception! and from what i have read here , i'm now more excited than ever to go see it !
i'm also looking for movies which have a psychological aspect , like fight club and inception , any suggestions ?



The Machinist is excellent, though bleak as hell. It's about a guy who hasn't slept in a year, has become anorexic and has developed terrible OCD. The film is about him seeing a man that his colleagues tell him don't exist, so he thinks there's a conspiracy to drive him crazy and he becomes obsessed with trying to work out who's involved while his life falls apart. The conclusion is a big shock and very neatly done, plus it's subtly referred to throughout the film so it's fun to work out what the references were about. The whole film actually reminds me of something by DT because of how neatly it's woven together, with some parts referring back to and building on others. Definitely recommend it, though it's not a fun film so be warned - it'll kill your good mood. :)

yeah it sure sounds bleak and dark as hell!! but from what you wrote , about the movie being neatly woven together , it sure does sound like something DT-related!
this is excatly what i'm looking for ! i'm excited about watching it asap !
thanks :D


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Awake on September 28, 2010, 04:17:00 pm
Oh, and I think Memento is the obvious suggestion if you liked Inception (which you damn well should, it's awesome :D ). It's from the same guy as Inception, though vastly more confusing. I actually need to watch it again, because I understood it for about ten minutes after the film ended before I confused myself when I tried to explain it to someone else. Next time I'm packing a notebook.  ;)

i heard alot about Memento! my cousin told me about it ( the same guy who told me about Fight Club)!
i love movies with a good concept and that requires attention!
ok so tomorrow i'll buy 1- the machinst
                                  2- memento
                                  3-a notebook for memento :D :D
and i'll go to the movies soon to watch Inception!
oh and  i was wondering , have you seen ''Magnolia''  and '' A Beatiful Mind''?


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Awake on September 29, 2010, 02:30:15 pm
i heard alot about Memento! my cousin told me about it ( the same guy who told me about Fight Club)!
i love movies with a good concept and that requires attention!
ok so tomorrow i'll buy 1- the machinst
                                  2- memento
                                  3-a notebook for memento :D :D
and i'll go to the movies soon to watch Inception!
oh and  i was wondering , have you seen ''Magnolia''  and '' A Beatiful Mind''?

Lol, a notebook is definitely wise ;)

I haven't seen either "Magnolia" or "A Beautiful Mind" - they're both films I keep hearing about but never get around to seeing. Are they favourites of yours?

''A Beuatiful Mind'' is one of my favorite movies , it's a true story with a phychological aspect , so i think that you 'll enjoy it . don't read about it or watch the trailer , because the movie has a shocking part .ok i'm gonna shut up now i don't want to ruin it for you!

''Magnolia'' is a very interesting drama movie . it's actually one of Mike Portnoy's favorite movies , the mumbles in the song '' Honor Thy Father'' are taken from it . the movie is about regret , lonliness , and failed relationships that are the result of fathers that have failed thier children . this movie is a bit confusing to me because there are many stories happening at the same time in it . so i need to watch it again :D


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Awake on September 29, 2010, 08:20:12 pm
''A Beuatiful Mind'' is one of my favorite movies , it's a true story with a phychological aspect , so i think that you 'll enjoy it . don't read about it or watch the trailer , because the movie has a shocking part .ok i'm gonna shut up now i don't want to ruin it for you!

''Magnolia'' is a very interesting drama movie . it's actually one of Mike Portnoy's favorite movies , the mumbles in the song '' Honor Thy Father'' are taken from it . the movie is about regret , lonliness , and failed relationships that are the result of fathers that have failed thier children . this movie is a bit confusing to me because there are many stories happening at the same time in it . so i need to watch it again :D

Ah, I've heard about the Beautiful Mind ending being a shock, but somehow I've managed to avoid hearing details so far. Cheers for the lack of spoilerage! :D Doesn't it suck when someone blows an ending for you? I remember when my French teacher announced the twist ending from "The Others" to the entire class one morning and wrecked it for everyone who hadn't seen it (including me). Bah. Still, it was a loooong time ago so I'm over it.

Actually, I always feel bad for people who haven't seen the Sixth Sense yet. It's the most spoilered film ever. I mean, now no one will ever watch that film for the first time without knowing the ending. Tis a shame, because I remember being absolutely delighted with the twist at the end.

By the way, if you haven't seen "The Others" or "The Sixth Sense", you definitely should see them (both are great psychological horror with a twist, though I prefer the Sixth Sense out of the two). Especially if no bugger has spoiled them for you yet.  ;)



i absolutely HATE it when someone ruins a movie for me like that! especially if it was a great movie with a shocking twist at the end , like ''The Others''.
i remember a few years ago , when i bought ''The Village'' and i was very excited about it , then one of my friends saw it with me and he instantly told me how it ends , so i ended up not watching it ! :(

well you're not the only one who did a great job managing to avoid hearing the details of a great movie! i think i'm one of the few lucky people that managed not to know how ''The Sixth Sense'' ends! lucky me !
i agree with you that ''The Others'' is a great movie , with an amazing twist at the end  .
ok so now '' The Sixth Sense'' is added to the list , i really need to go to the dvd store today! :D


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Awake on September 29, 2010, 08:31:04 pm
oh and i think you will like '' The Devil's Advocate'' , of course if you haven't already seen it !


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 30, 2010, 04:54:36 am
Sixth Sense and Devils Advocate are great movies, I also feel the same about From Dusk Till Dawn.  ;D


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 30, 2010, 05:26:51 am
I also feel the same about From Dusk Till Dawn.  ;D

Looks a little bit Evil Dead from the Amazon listing, is that a fair assumption?

I'm fond of the Evil Dead films. They're utterly ridiculous, but in a really good way.  :D

I don't believe I've seen Evil Dead so I couldn't say. It was a long time ago since I watched From Dusk Till Dawn, it's a bit gory but I really enjoyed it.  :)


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 30, 2010, 05:32:47 am
I don't believe I've seen Evil Dead so I couldn't say. It was a long time ago since I watched From Dusk Till Dawn, it's a bit gory but I really enjoyed it.  :)

Evil Dead is gory and shamelessly cliched, all good fun :D

I'll keep an eye out for Dusk til Dawn, sounds like it would be amusing! Anything else you'd recommend? :)

It's a bit twisted and sinister also  ;D

I shall have to have a think about other films. I'm off to the hospital now so if I can think of any while I'm hanging around I shall let you know later.  ;)


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 30, 2010, 12:10:23 pm
It's a bit twisted and sinister also  ;D

I shall have to have a think about other films. I'm off to the hospital now so if I can think of any while I'm hanging around I shall let you know later.  ;)

Take care, hope it goes as well as these things can :) xx

Thank you Six  :-* I'm back home now.  ;)

I really enjoyed the Kill Bill movies, other than that I like things like Troy and the Gladiators. The films I watch are few and far between, the ones I actually really like are even less.  :D


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: MuumiPeikko on September 30, 2010, 12:39:21 pm
However, I did get dragged to see Scott Pilgrim recently and really enjoyed it, even though I'd expected to be bored rigid. That's a seriously niche film though, I think you need a geek boyfriend to get it!

I also liked Scott Pilgrim :) Though, I like comics more, movie still interesting and funny, with all video games features.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 30, 2010, 12:50:26 pm
I haven't seen Kill Bill, Troy was fun though! I hardly ever see new films any more - in spite of appearances, with my OTT contributions to this thread - because the cinema is such a rip-off.  :-\  However, I did get dragged to see Scott Pilgrim recently and really enjoyed it, even though I'd expected to be bored rigid. That's a seriously niche film though, I think you need a geek boyfriend to get it!

 :D
Have you heard of or seen the movie `Twin Town?` It was made in a pretty shitty city in Wales (Swansea), it's a black comedy I believe, it depends on a persons sense of humor whether they find it funny or not.  ;)

Shameless comes to mind when I think of that movie.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: MuumiPeikko on September 30, 2010, 01:10:16 pm
I also liked Scott Pilgrim :) Though, I like comics more, movie still interesting and funny, with all video games features.

Yeah, it was fun - I think I missed about half the references, but the ones I caught made me laugh :D  I definitely misjudged that one from the trailer.

I knew about this movie from the trailer. After the first viewing I said "I must see this movie"  :D
Now I read all 6 books of comics and waiting for DVD :)


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 30, 2010, 04:58:24 pm
Hmm, that definitely sounds worth a shot too, it sounds pretty up my street. I'm making a list here! :D

It used to be a hard film to get hold of, but is probably easily available now. They speak in a broad Welsh accent, a lot of `Alright butt, whose coat is that jacket`  :D :D :D


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Awake on October 02, 2010, 11:10:14 pm
i absolutely HATE it when someone ruins a movie for me like that! especially if it was a great movie with a shocking twist at the end , like ''The Others''.
i remember a few years ago , when i bought ''The Village'' and i was very excited about it , then one of my friends saw it with me and he instantly told me how it ends , so i ended up not watching it ! :(

well you're not the only one who did a great job managing to avoid hearing the details of a great movie! i think i'm one of the few lucky people that managed not to know how ''The Sixth Sense'' ends! lucky me !
i agree with you that ''The Others'' is a great movie , with an amazing twist at the end  .
ok so now '' The Sixth Sense'' is added to the list , i really need to go to the dvd store today! :D

What a shame! You should smack your friend upside the head, this is the appropriate reaction.

So glad I didn't assume that you knew about the Sixth Sense, lol (I nearly did!). Quick, run to the DVD store and don't talk to anyone on the way! Bruce Willis is just the king of the world in that film - though he is naturally spectacular anyway. Make sure you tell me what you thought when you've seen it!  :D

I'm going to wander over to Amazon later in the week and buy Magnolia and A Beautiful Mind, they both look interesting and they're cheap enough to take a punt on when you've got a good recommendation. You know, I have seen the Devil's Advocate but I can't remember a thing about it...it was a while ago...but I'm getting an image of Keanu Reeves? Am I thinking of the right film? (I would check IMDB but my internet's messing me about this morning and is choosing not to load random pages.)

Oh, I remembered another good film! Especially if you're a fan of Anthony Hopkins. It's called Fracture - basically a guy shoots his wife, is caught with the gun in his hand, signs a confession and the prosecuting lawyer has to make sure the guy (Hopkins) goes to jail. Should be easy, doesn't turn out that way. The plot is fairly good (again, nice twist at the end), but it's worth watching just to see Hopkins doing a not-unlike-Hannibal performance.

ohh i should have smacked my friend ! i wish i could go back in time! :P
i shall take the task of going to DVD store and not talking to anyone very seriously ! haha and i'm sooo glad you didnt assume that i knew about The Sixth Sense :D
okay i'll watch it tonight and let you know what i think :)

yup you're right , Keanu Reeves is in The Devil's Advocate , and Al Pacino too . by the way i saw it again last night , they showed it on one of the local movie channels here!

i'll buy ''Fracture'' today , sounds like a great movie , Especially that Anthony Hopkins is in it , he's a great actor!
have you seen the movie ''Seven'' ?



Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Awake on October 02, 2010, 11:16:13 pm
It's a bit twisted and sinister also  ;D

I shall have to have a think about other films. I'm off to the hospital now so if I can think of any while I'm hanging around I shall let you know later.  ;)

Take care, hope it goes as well as these things can :) xx

Thank you Six  :-* I'm back home now.  ;)

I really enjoyed the Kill Bill movies, other than that I like things like Troy and the Gladiators. The films I watch are few and far between, the ones I actually really like are even less.  :D

looks like you like Epic movies! have you seen ''The Lord Of The Rings''  ? and ''kingdom Of Heaven'' ?


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: MuumiPeikko on October 03, 2010, 07:38:56 am

Have you seen "Saw"? I think the franchise has gone to about 7 films now, and the later ones really aren't up to the level of the first one (and maybe the second), so if you've seen a later one and been disappointed I'd still really recommend the first one. It's another twist film, and one of the best shock endings I've seen; my jaw just hit the floor about a minute from the end haha!

I've seen all six movies. Seventh part realize at the end of October as "Saw 3D", and this gonna be the last one.
I must agree, the first part still the best one. Saying "my jaw just hit the floor" - say nothing. That's the best, what Saw series have - in last minutes of the movie, all the picture you made about developments ruins, and all the real situation is completely different.
For me the main reason to see 7th part is to know the whole story, and find the answers, still unknown after previous series.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: MuumiPeikko on October 29, 2010, 03:23:49 pm
I saw Saw 7 yesterday (one day earlier than world premiere day :P )
And it sucks. I'm disappointed :(
There's actually no riddle side at all - and that's what I like in the series. And there's a tonnes of meat and blood.
Don't know why they make 3D format - there's no need in it. The only moment, which looks better in 3D - Lionsgate caption. Though, if you saw all previous movies this one will complete the puzzle for you.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Natt on October 29, 2010, 03:26:59 pm
I saw Saw 7 yesterday (one day earlier than world premiere day :P )
And it sucks. I'm disappointed :(
There's actually no riddle side at all - and that's what I like in the series. And there's a tonnes of meat and blood.
Don't know why they make 3D format - there's no need in it. The only moment, which looks better in 3D - Lionsgate caption. Though, if you saw all previous movies this one will complete the puzzle for you.
So, no eye-popping 3D is good?
Never intended to catch it at the cinema, but at least hoped to get some answers - hence, it's a yes for a DVD


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: nicoli on October 30, 2010, 12:31:44 am
Finally saw Inception tonight! Holy crap! I love mindfuck movies. More later when I'm not half asleep.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: sabonim on November 01, 2010, 04:23:25 pm
did you guys ever heard about ELITE SQUAD?

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Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: MissMetalliJedi on November 01, 2010, 07:58:16 pm
 Last movie I watched at the theater was Life as we know it.
I´ll give it a 6.8 out of 10. I deduct 2 point for cheese factor (it´s a
chick flick).

 I think that for a chick flick its quite balanced. I think guys can actually
enjoy it if they  go on a movie date.

 I watched for Halloween marathon....

 The Corpse Bride: 8 out of 10. I deduct 2 points for
the soundtrack. I love it but man, lots of reusable riffs
and motives from The Nightmare Before Christmas.

 Cursed (a mordenization of the werewolf  theme):; 8 out of 10.
There are somethings that makes me want to smack Kevin Wiliamson
in the head for being so cliché and predictible.

 The Exorcist: A perfect 10 (I´d give it 11 if I  could). It scares the
hell out of me even watching it with daylight.

 Psycho: A perfect 10 (darn I can´t give it a million) To some it´s
not the best movie made by the Maestro Alfred Hitchcock but to me
it certainly is.

 The Phantom of the Opera (1925 with Lon Chaney) I give it a 8 because
it´s too slow.

 Interview with a vampire: 8.8 I deduct points for Tom Cruise. I know
that Anne  Rice ended up praising  Cruise but to me it´s
too american and still cruise like to be  the
Lestat of the book. I love my vampire brat prince and  for me
Cruise didn´t fill the character.
 


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Viola da Voce on November 10, 2010, 02:07:11 pm
Last movie I watched at the theater was Life as we know it.
I´ll give it a 6.8 out of 10. I deduct 2 point for cheese factor (it´s a
chick flick).

 I think that for a chick flick its quite balanced. I think guys can actually
enjoy it if they  go on a movie date.

 I watched for Halloween marathon....

 The Corpse Bride: 8 out of 10. I deduct 2 points for
the soundtrack. I love it but man, lots of reusable riffs
and motives from The Nightmare Before Christmas.

 Cursed (a mordenization of the werewolf  theme):; 8 out of 10.
There are somethings that makes me want to smack Kevin Wiliamson
in the head for being so cliché and predictible.

 The Exorcist: A perfect 10 (I´d give it 11 if I  could). It scares the
hell out of me even watching it with daylight.

 Psycho: A perfect 10 (darn I can´t give it a million) To some it´s
not the best movie made by the Maestro Alfred Hitchcock but to me
it certainly is.

 The Phantom of the Opera (1925 with Lon Chaney) I give it a 8 because
it´s too slow.

 Interview with a vampire: 8.8 I deduct points for Tom Cruise. I know
that Anne  Rice ended up praising  Cruise but to me it´s
too american and still cruise like to be  the
Lestat of the book. I love my vampire brat prince and  for me
Cruise didn´t fill the character.
 
I hated the Interview with the Vampire movie. The earliest books in the series are so detailed, expressive, and sensual, that it's impossible to make a movie which can live up to the imagery.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: w34vi1 on December 26, 2010, 12:07:00 am
Saw Tron:Legacy today, in 3D.

*slight spoiler*
The film is like half 3D/half 2D it was bothersome at some points, but that was only because the movie theater didn't turn off all the lights.

the storyline was predictable (as is nearly all Disney movies) but it was interesting to watch, but in a good way.

the part I loved was the music. Daft Punk did the score, and even got themselves in the movie :) and there was a character I liked, who was one of those weird characters you like for bring weird :P

You don't have to know the storyline for the first Tron, they do quite the overview for it in this movie on its own.

would i recommend seeing it? if you are a nerd, then yes.

i for one could see it again to see if i can figure it out a little more.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: nicoli on December 29, 2010, 05:34:53 pm
I saw Black Swan over the weekend and watched a screener of it again last night. The movie is fucking brilliant. If any of you have ever heard of or seen the ballet Swan Lake, this version will probably blow your mind. And even if not, you'll still love the psychological drama. The movie is literally insane but beautifully filmed and choreographed.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: w34vi1 on December 29, 2010, 05:50:31 pm
I saw Black Swan over the weekend and watched a screener of it again last night. The movie is fucking brilliant. If any of you have ever heard of or seen the ballet Swan Lake, this version will probably blow your mind. And even if not, you'll still love the psychological drama. The movie is literally insane but beautifully filmed and choreographed.

from the previews i've seen, and knowing what that world is like (My mom was involved in that for years), it looks like it is a kick ass movie...


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: nicoli on December 30, 2010, 05:13:45 pm
I saw Black Swan over the weekend and watched a screener of it again last night. The movie is fucking brilliant. If any of you have ever heard of or seen the ballet Swan Lake, this version will probably blow your mind. And even if not, you'll still love the psychological drama. The movie is literally insane but beautifully filmed and choreographed.

from the previews i've seen, and knowing what that world is like (My mom was involved in that for years), it looks like it is a kick ass movie...

Most definitely! I hope it wins a lot of awards, because everyone who had a part in making it deserves one.

Something else I realized about it: not only has the original Tchaikovsky ballet score for "Swan Lake" been stuck in my head for days, but so has the soundtrack. The soundtrack was able to be modern and still blend in with the various Swan Lake movements in such a way that, although you can tell them apart, it's as though the composer was trying to write all of the parts in between the dances. I love it when a movie really comes together in all aspects like that.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Viola da Voce on January 02, 2011, 05:44:47 pm
Saw Tron:Legacy today, in 3D.

*slight spoiler*
The film is like half 3D/half 2D it was bothersome at some points, but that was only because the movie theater didn't turn off all the lights.

the storyline was predictable (as is nearly all Disney movies) but it was interesting to watch, but in a good way.

the part I loved was the music. Daft Punk did the score, and even got themselves in the movie :) and there was a character I liked, who was one of those weird characters you like for bring weird :P

You don't have to know the storyline for the first Tron, they do quite the overview for it in this movie on its own.

would i recommend seeing it? if you are a nerd, then yes.

i for one could see it again to see if i can figure it out a little more.
I saw it too. The music was indeed awesome. I especially liked the flashback to 80s music near the beginning in the video arcade.
You definitely don't have to see the first movie in order to understand this one. I never did. But one thing is for sure, it is very visually trippy, especially when seen in 3-D.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: marcosf on January 08, 2011, 11:54:54 am
I saw Narnia 2 days ago. Didn't see the 2nd though, The Caspian etc.
But I liked it, although the first is better, imo. These C.S.Lewis stories are great.
Last week I saw Megamind. I thought it would be more movimented, but the hero-anti-hero thing is nice.

I friend of mine did a 5min. movie about the last day of a crack addict. It won the best short film of the University, now he will take part in festivals, etc. Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_MJWGEdU-Q


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Asianhawk on January 08, 2011, 09:39:37 pm
So, "Season of the Witch" was pretty frickin' awesome...you need to get past Nicholas Cage trying to inflect some idiotic accent occasionally, as well as some silly and forced dialogue that sounds like it was written from a cheesy fantasy popcorn novel... but other than those minor gripes, it was a great fantasy epic with an interesting twist at the end.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Viola da Voce on January 10, 2011, 04:16:27 pm
I just saw True Grit. Jeff Bridges is awesome. I love pretty much every movie I've ever seen him in. It's a great Western that has a pinch of humor in it.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: nicoli on January 10, 2011, 08:13:36 pm
I just saw True Grit. Jeff Bridges is awesome. I love pretty much every movie I've ever seen him in. It's a great Western that has a pinch of humor in it.

Um, wow, I didn't even recognize him when I saw that movie. :P Heck, I hardly recognized Matt Damon, either. The girl was badass though. 8)


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Viola da Voce on January 11, 2011, 12:27:29 pm
I just saw True Grit. Jeff Bridges is awesome. I love pretty much every movie I've ever seen him in. It's a great Western that has a pinch of humor in it.

Um, wow, I didn't even recognize him when I saw that movie. :P Heck, I hardly recognized Matt Damon, either. The girl was badass though. 8)
Yeah she was!


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: goodsalt on February 16, 2011, 02:04:31 am
I did not bother to see True Grit because I'm not really into Westerns or old style movies. But reviews have been great and now I'm tired of cute or CGI special effects movies. My whole being right now is screaming for a movie with a good story, so will try to get a DVD of this movie or see it from netflix.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Natt on February 18, 2011, 04:26:18 am
I love pretty much every movie I've ever seen him in.
Even Tron: Legacy?


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Traveller69 on February 18, 2011, 08:36:34 am
I love pretty much every movie I've ever seen him in.
Even Tron: Legacy?
Since you brought it up: I saw Tron:Legacy yesterday. Good movie and great acting from the Jeff Bridges. Anyone noticed the 2 references to The Dude? first one was something about taking away his zen-moment and the other one he said "that's radical dude". It would have been great if he had a carpet lying in his shack ;-)

Anyway - I thought Tron was a good movie, the storyline could have been a little better, especially towards the end. But visually and musically it was a nerd's wet dream (and as I work as a programmer I enjoyed it). The music from Daft Punk was great (and they even had a small part 'playing' dj's in a booth).
Sam Flynn wasn't always convincing in his role, but for the big part of the movie he was good and he was almost in every scene so a lot of weight was put on his shoulder.

I enjoyed myself thoroughly and can't wait for the bluray to come out (then I'll be buying a bluray player or a ps3) so I can watch it at home again (and again and again).


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Viola da Voce on February 18, 2011, 03:55:09 pm
I love pretty much every movie I've ever seen him in.
Even Tron: Legacy?
I said pretty much, not every  ;). Tron: Legacy was okay, but I certainly wouldn't call it one of his masterpieces.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Natt on February 18, 2011, 04:38:19 pm
I love pretty much every movie I've ever seen him in.
Even Tron: Legacy?
I said pretty much, not every  ;). Tron: Legacy was okay, but I certainly wouldn't call it one of his masterpieces.
I certainly disliked pretty much everything about the movie, except for the music. As for Bridges here, I couldn't decide all the way which one was worse - the horribly cartoonish CLU-Jeff or the old blabbering hippie Kevin Flynn-Jeff.

I haven't seen True Grit yet though, so it might come as a relief to know Jeff Bridges is still capable of good roles in good movies.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: nicoli on February 27, 2011, 05:23:19 pm
Currently half-watching the second half of Green Hornet (the new movie). I actually watched the first half and while the cinematography was creative in some scenes and the special effects are awesome, I couldn't keep watching. Why? I have never seen so much racism, sexism and sexual harassment packed into one 45-minute segment in my life. (Okay, I'm exaggerating, but STILL. UTTERLY RIDICULOUS AMOUNTS for a current-day movie. I can't tell if they're being satirical or not, and that's the most troubling part.)


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Traveller69 on March 09, 2011, 04:43:22 am
I watched The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008 remake) last night.

-- possible spoilers ahead --

Well, that is some time I will never get back. At first I thought the movie was pretty ok. Jennifer Connely was good and Keanu Reeve's way of acting fits right in the movie/his role as Klaatu. Alas, the little boy was really annoying (when the end titles scrolled by I saw it was Jaden Smith - ugh).

The story followed the origal movie, but unfortunately railed of the tracks - side characters were poorly written (except some like John Cleese). What it did was show how the USA is viewed in the entire world - a nation that wants power and thinks that can be achieved by shooting at everything you don't know. Triggerhappy and no brains.

The movie was way too short, just when some scenes were beginning to get interesting they were over. Klaatu was only convinced by Dr.Benson and the 'stood still' part was altered very much. In the original movie it was used as a way to show what the aliens are capable of - and thereby convincing the people of the earth, in this one it is the trade of for not destroying the earth - thereby not really convincing the earth but forcing them into something.

Too bad, it could have been much better in my opinion.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Viola da Voce on March 09, 2011, 12:06:13 pm
I also felt like that movie was an hour and a half (or whatever) of my life that I would never get back. Didn't care for it at all.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Cytheria on March 17, 2011, 12:42:10 am
I can't stand any of the new hollywood crap being released right now. Well Black Swan was alright, pretty decent film even if not my style. I bet the reason most guys like it isn't due to any "oh-so-psychological-drama" but more because of the girls and lesbian sex in it. If anything, I'm looking forward to Z-grade gore stuff like Won Ton Baby.

Also highly anticipating Lars von Trier's new film.



Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Progemon on March 17, 2011, 04:39:39 pm
I saw Black Swan over the weekend and watched a screener of it again last night. The movie is fucking brilliant. If any of you have ever heard of or seen the ballet Swan Lake, this version will probably blow your mind. And even if not, you'll still love the psychological drama. The movie is literally insane but beautifully filmed and choreographed.

from the previews i've seen, and knowing what that world is like (My mom was involved in that for years), it looks like it is a kick ass movie...

Most definitely! I hope it wins a lot of awards, because everyone who had a part in making it deserves one.

Something else I realized about it: not only has the original Tchaikovsky ballet score for "Swan Lake" been stuck in my head for days, but so has the soundtrack. The soundtrack was able to be modern and still blend in with the various Swan Lake movements in such a way that, although you can tell them apart, it's as though the composer was trying to write all of the parts in between the dances. I love it when a movie really comes together in all aspects like that.

Black Swan was incredible. Everything was top notch: the acting, soundtrack, the camera work, the athmosphere. There was more suspense than in your usual hollywood horror film.

I was speechless when the ending credits started to roll.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Natt on May 22, 2011, 03:02:12 pm
Just got back from the cinema. POTC 4 On Stranger Tides officially rocks! Not exactly a thrill to have kept me on the edge of my seat, rather quite opposite - my bum felt a bit numb towards the end, and honestly, about half an hour of film thrown away from the final cut wouldn't hurt at all, but otherwise it's highly enjoyable. And I'm very glad they kept the music and the monkey :)
ps And I don't care that the mermaid/Philip storyline was beyond stupid. It's almost irrelevant :P


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Diana on May 23, 2011, 03:13:35 am
I very much look forward to the new movie of Woody Allen "Midnight in Paris".
The Woody Allen-movie will start in german cinemas in Autumn.
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PS
We saw yesterday evening (for the hundredth time) Annie Hal - an absolutely nice movie, that offers more than standard romantic comedy, and is heartwarming and intellectual at the same time :).


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Donna on May 23, 2011, 09:33:15 am
I forgot to add:
Last week we saw "THOR".  I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE my superhero movies!  It was a nice ride, and the actor who played Thor did a FINE job!


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Viola da Voce on June 13, 2011, 03:22:39 pm
I saw Super 8 this weekend. It was AWESOME. The best sci-fi/action thriller I've seen in a really long time. It's sort of an alien movie with a heart, sort of along the lines of ET. Highly recommended!


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Natt on June 15, 2011, 03:44:55 pm
I saw Super 8 this weekend. It was AWESOME. The best sci-fi/action thriller I've seen in a really long time. It's sort of an alien movie with a hard, sort of along the lines of ET. Highly recommended!
Going to see this one at the weekend.

The latest movie I've seen is X Men First Class, that was highly enjoyable.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Diana on June 17, 2011, 09:20:49 am
We saw "Thor" last weekend. Very nice movie, and I saw "Manhattan" (DVD) yesterday. I have to say I am a big admirer of Woody Allen's films for years, and I see him as one of the most fascinating directors/screenwriters of all.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on July 13, 2011, 02:02:37 pm
I watched X-Men First Class the other night.............meh...didn't need to be made.

Started watching "Hannah" last night.....we'll see....it's a tad too artsy cinematography for me..not enough "let the little girl kill everything".


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Viola da Voce on July 14, 2011, 04:52:01 pm
I watched X-Men First Class the other night.............meh...didn't need to be made.

Started watching "Hannah" last night.....we'll see....it's a tad too artsy cinematography for me..not enough "let the little girl kill everything".
I watched "Hannah" a little while back. It was all right. Kind of a strange film. Meanwhile, I just bought tickets to go see the final Harry Potter movie tomorrow. Can't wait!


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Diana on August 21, 2011, 08:25:11 am
"Midnight in Paris" - a unique movie experience with a fascinating story. Thoughtful. Allen's declaration of love to Paris ...
I love Woody Allen.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Subu on August 24, 2011, 12:00:08 pm
Anyone seen Cowboys and Aliens yet?  Looking for reviews.......


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: MuumiPeikko on August 24, 2011, 01:39:56 pm
Anyone seen Cowboys and Aliens yet?  Looking for reviews.......

I did. Not bad one, I liked it. Though Daniel Craig looks way to serious all the time.
It combines clichés from westerns and sci-fi movies, so if you like them - go for it.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Viola da Voce on August 24, 2011, 03:03:42 pm
Anyone seen Cowboys and Aliens yet?  Looking for reviews.......

I did. Not bad one, I liked it. Though Daniel Craig looks way to serious all the time.
It combines clichés from westerns and sci-fi movies, so if you like them - go for it.
Yes, the movie is full of clichés and extremely predictable. But it's a lot of fun. Great to see in the movie theater, rather than on DVD.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Subu on August 26, 2011, 09:01:27 pm
Thanks.....now I know what to expect.....much appreciated!


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Diana on November 09, 2011, 07:43:14 am
I saw "One Day" starring Anne Hathaway (love her) recently. I loved the book and I enjoyed the movie, although I am always a bit prejudiced against films which are based on bestsellers. But it was amazing. "One Day" is an absolutely beautiful romantic movie - very emotional and atmospheric and sad, but not trashy or banal. Anne Hathaway was sensational and James Sturgess is really adorable. 


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Diana on November 16, 2011, 09:17:13 am
I saw Roland Emmerich's new film "Anonymous" last night and well ... the movie is based on a theory that William Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets were not actually authored by Shakespeare. The film director focuses on the old theory which holds that Shakespeare’s works were actually written by Edward de Vere. This theory is completely absurd, but I enjoyed the film (I love costume dramas), purely because I didn't take it seriously at all. The idea, Shakespeare was a fraud because he came from a humble background is simply ridiculous.
--
I liked the review by Stephen Marche, NYT:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/23/magazine/wouldnt-it-be-cool-if-shakespeare-wasnt-shakespeare.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Traveller69 on November 18, 2011, 02:04:11 am
Re-re-re-re-rewatched LOTR-The two towers last night. One of the best movie trilogies, one where all three movies are equally good. Only other ones I can think of right now are The Godfather (although a lot of people seem to dislike the 3rd part) and Star Wars (the original trilogy of course).

Can somebody name another trilogy or series worth watching, not only because of the story, but also the cinematics?


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Donna on November 18, 2011, 08:28:18 am
Re-re-re-re-rewatched LOTR-The two towers last night. One of the best movie trilogies, one where all three movies are equally good. Only other ones I can think of right now are The Godfather (although a lot of people seem to dislike the 3rd part) and Star Wars (the original trilogy of course).


Hooo hoooooooooooooooo....you and I would get along famously.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOTR like crazy...and Star Wars as well. 

I am patiently waiting for The Muppets movie to come out.....


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Diana on November 18, 2011, 11:04:47 am
Only other ones I can think of right now are The Godfather (although a lot of people seem to dislike the 3rd part)
I am one of those who dislike the 3rd part ... no atmosphere and the plot is dramaturgically weak, in my opinion.
--
Can somebody name another trilogy or series worth watching, not only because of the story, but also the cinematics?
Maybe "Back to the Future" ...
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I saw Romuald Karmakar's docudrama "The Deathmaker" last night. An amazing film.

The film has no physical action. It is driven exclusively by dialogue between Fritz Haarmann, a psychopathic serial killer who has confessed to murdering 24 boys, and psychology Professor Ernst Schultze. In a psychiatric hospital.
The documentary is really interesting and worth seeing.  But ... unfortunately, the final mystery of Harman’s personality remains unsolved.
Götz George was brilliant. It is amazing what this actor can do with his screen character - an excellent acting performance.
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Tonight: "Breaking Dawn" (The Twilight Saga). The premiere will take place in the Sony Center, here in Berlin - with Robert Pattinson on the red carpet .. oh :D


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Viola da Voce on November 30, 2011, 01:21:25 pm
I saw J Edgar over the weekend. It's directed by Clint Eastwood, although I can't say that it's his best movie ever. Leonardo DiCaprio did a fantastic job in the title role.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Traveller69 on December 06, 2011, 03:48:27 am
Only other ones I can think of right now are The Godfather (although a lot of people seem to dislike the 3rd part)
I am one of those who dislike the 3rd part ... no atmosphere and the plot is dramaturgically weak, in my opinion.
I love the 3rd part as well as the others. Different atmosphere but I found it a really good movie (has been a while since I watched it, so ...). Luckily we all have different tastes otherwise life would be boring :)

- small spoiler alert - The scene when his daughter is shot and he screams so hard (without the sound), that scene was so chilling.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Diana on December 06, 2011, 10:24:03 am
small spoiler alert - The scene when his daughter is shot and he screams so hard (without the sound), that scene was so chilling.
The scene has moved me deeply ...
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I saw two films by British director Peter Greenaway last night. "The Baby of Macon" and "Nightwatching".
Greenaway's "The Baby of Macon" is disturbing and challenging at the same time .. I know that Peter Greenaway is somewhat controversial but I personally like his works. He is also very creative ... well .. and "Nightwatching" is a very powerful movie and the use of "Tableaux vivants" is incredibly striking and adds a certain resonance between film and painting; a really worth watching drama. I love art films.

On Saturday, I saw Cary Fukunaga's remake of "Jane Eyre". Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska were simply brilliant.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Diana on December 13, 2011, 09:19:38 am
"Jane Eyre" last night  - the 1983 version with Timothy Dalton and Zelah Clarke. This version of Jane Eyre is my favorite film adaptation of the brilliant Charlotte Bronte novel.
I loved Zelah Clarke, she was brilliant as the passionate and willed Jane. She showed Jane’s strength and depth perfectly. Absolutely brilliant. And Timothy Dalton was a perfect Edward Rochester: Harsh, moody, mysterious, dark, and a little too handsome, but I loved the mysterious, good-looking Edward Rochester and the spookiness of Thornfield Hall. It was all so real and eerie. And I liked Andrew Bicknell as St. John. He played St. John’s snobbishness perfectly. I really enjoyed this version of Jane Eyre.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Traveller69 on December 16, 2011, 05:47:47 am
Lately I have been on a pulp-movie-diet :)

Rewatched the SAW franchise up to part IV. The horror is not so gross to freak me out (it is sickening some times but not so scary as movies with ghosts or other unknown entities). I really liked how with parts 3 and 4 they explain more about the psychological effects Jigsaw is trying to accomplish.

Furthermore I finally bought and watched Harry Potter - Deathly hallows 1&2. Up until now I watched every movie and then read the book. That was great because it wouldn't take the suspension out of the movie.
This time I had read the book before I saw the movie(s). A different experience, because I knew what was going to happen. Still a very good movie, but it took some of the tension away :(
I really liked how the HP-franchise grew with the character and the audience. From a small boy who finds out he is a wizard to the becoming-a-man in the last book/movie. Also the movies progressed, first comedy like to much more serious and dark.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Traveller69 on January 11, 2012, 10:59:19 am
So, last week I saw Saw :)

I rewatched V (not so good) and VI (with much more background info on why Jigsaw does what he does.
And I bought and watched VII, the ending to the story. Although it is a bit of an open end, it could go on after this, the franchise got some closure as the main lines were finished. Certainly not the best part of the series, but a worthwhile watch if you're into this kind of movies.

To compensate for all this pulphorror, I also watched True Grit by the Coen Brothers. Excellent, as most of their movies are. Great cinematography, great casting. A slow paced movie, with long steady shots, to really enjoy the acting (instead of a lot of movies nowadays that have to be fast paced). For those who don't know the movie (or the book, or the original from the 60's): Situated in the wild west in 1880, True Grit tells the story of a 14 year old (street)wise girl that hires a bounty hunter to track down the man who killed her father. They are accomponied by a Texas Ranger who is looking for the same man because he also shot a senator. The bounty hunter likes the toughness of the young girl and doesn't want her to go along because of the dangerous job ahead, but she insists and forces him to take her with him.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Viola da Voce on January 11, 2012, 01:18:00 pm
I saw True Grit last year. Great movie! Over Christmas break, I saw the second movie in the new Sherlock Holmes franchise. It was just about as good as the first one which was so-so. I was really tired when I saw the movie, so unfortunately, I slept through about 20 min. of the movie. Oh well. I also saw The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which was totally awesome. Rooney Mara, who played the Dragon tattoo girl, did an incredible acting job. And Daniel Craig always makes for good eye candy. The musical score was also fantastic, given that it was put together by Trent Reznor. I knew I was going to love this movie when the opening credits started, and Reznor had done a remix of zeppelin's "The Immigrant Song". I haven't read the book. It never looked very appealing to me, but having watched the movie now, I may go back and check out the series. Anyway, I'd highly recommend this movie. It's very gripping.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Donna on January 11, 2012, 03:14:45 pm
You had me at Daniel Craig, my dear.....lol!   :D ;D


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Viola da Voce on January 12, 2012, 01:21:17 pm
Yes, the movie has lots of great close-ups of his baby blues. There are also a few hubba hubba scenes, if you catch my drift…


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Donna on January 12, 2012, 03:00:40 pm
I happen to think that this is the one of THE most scenic and beautiful pics.....EVAR...
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/383802_262135897181723_167633226631991_727045_1588528669_n.jpg)

I mean...you know...other than my own daughter and husband .....you know..... :D :D :D


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Diana on January 13, 2012, 08:23:10 am
Last night Woody Allen’s "Whatever Works". This is a beautiful film, intellectual, cynical and at the same time sweet and sentimental. We enjoyed every minute. Love Woody Allen.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: nicoli on January 15, 2012, 04:52:55 pm
Just watched "Saved!" for the zillionth time. It's just a hilarious movie, but really cute as well. And, uh, Eva Amurri Martino (Cassandra) is really hot. Just sayin'.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: MuumiPeikko on January 16, 2012, 11:55:09 am
My last movies was Sherlock Holmes 2 and Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (both American and Sweden movies). Love 'em all.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Viola da Voce on May 07, 2012, 12:55:24 pm
I just saw The Avengers on Saturday night. Lots of fun, with trademark Joss Wheedon humor. Oh, and when you go see the movie, there are two Easter egg clips during the end credits - one halfway through, and the other all the way at the end.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Metropolis on May 23, 2012, 06:56:54 am
did you guys ever heard about ELITE SQUAD?

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Tropa de elite one of the best movies I've ever seen.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Metropolis on May 23, 2012, 07:01:06 am
Has anybody seen The Expendables. It's a great movie. The 2nd part will be out now in August. Stallone is really awesome. Love him!


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Viola da Voce on May 23, 2012, 01:47:35 pm
Yes, I loved The Expendables. Got to love those old-school action hero guys. I hope the second part will be as much fun as the first.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Metropolis on May 23, 2012, 06:07:40 pm
Yes, I loved The Expendables. Got to love those old-school action hero guys. I hope the second part will be as much fun as the first.


Hey go Girl. You're the first woman  I ever met who likes old action Heroes. Hell, I was raised on all of those movies and I watch and love them still. My wife can't stand them and especially not my biggest Hero Stallone.  :'(   :'( She thinks it's all a bunch of sh...She never watches them with me. Anyway I also hope the 2nd one will be as good as the first one.Let's hope so. Thumbs up!!


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: DTLaBriePortnoy85 on May 27, 2012, 09:49:57 pm
Saw 4 movies in the last 3 days:

INSIDIOUS
30 DAYS OF NIGHT
DARK SHADOWS
WRONG TURN 3: LEFT FOR DEAD

Being that I am hardcore fan of the Horror genre, it takes a Hell of a lot to scare me. "Insidious" seriously creeped me out big time. If any of you, here, have not yet seen this, then you need to watch it. I will say no more, as my words cannot describe this awesome film.

"Wrong Turm 3" & "30 Days Of Night" were okay, though, I needed them to be terrifying.

"Dark Shadows" was amazing. Johnny Depp as BARNABAS COLLINS was just awesome. Johnny is, without a doubt, a truly gifted actor. Michelle Pfeiffer as ELIZABETH COLLINS STODDARD was amazing. Helena Bonham Carter as DR. JULIA HOFFMAN was very creepy, but very brilliant. Eva Green was excellent in the role of ANGELIQUE BOUCHARD. Definitely your Witch's Bitch. Jackie Earle Haley as WILLIE LOOMIS rocked it. This is definitely for all fans of the original soap.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: w34vi1 on May 28, 2012, 04:45:53 pm

"Dark Shadows" was amazing. Johnny Depp as BARNABAS COLLINS was just awesome. Johnny is, without a doubt, a truly gifted actor. Michelle Pfeiffer as ELIZABETH COLLINS STODDARD was amazing. Helena Bonham Carter as DR. JULIA HOFFMAN was very creepy, but very brilliant. Eva Green was excellent in the role of ANGELIQUE BOUCHARD. Definitely your Witch's Bitch. Jackie Earle Haley as WILLIE LOOMIS rocked it. This is definitely for all fans of the original soap.


I had to see this movie as part of my Vampire class (Yes, I'm taking a class about vampires) and I really liked the movie too. I knew the old soap as well, and it was nice to see how they managed to translate that over. Although I felt the very end was rushed, I would love to see it again.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Viola da Voce on May 28, 2012, 06:25:26 pm
Yes, I loved The Expendables. Got to love those old-school action hero guys. I hope the second part will be as much fun as the first.


Hey go Girl. You're the first woman  I ever met who likes old action Heroes. Hell, I was raised on all of those movies and I watch and love them still. My wife can't stand them and especially not my biggest Hero Stallone.  :'(   :'( She thinks it's all a bunch of sh...She never watches them with me. Anyway I also hope the 2nd one will be as good as the first one.Let's hope so. Thumbs up!!
Really? You don't know any other women who likes old action heroes? Wow… That blows my mind. I know quite a few other women who love action movies. I mean sure, the movies are kind of stupid. But you're not watching them to exercise your brain. You have to accept that the movie is going to be kind of silly and just enjoy watching the action stars kick people's butts and blow things up.


"Dark Shadows" was amazing. Johnny Depp as BARNABAS COLLINS was just awesome. Johnny is, without a doubt, a truly gifted actor. Michelle Pfeiffer as ELIZABETH COLLINS STODDARD was amazing. Helena Bonham Carter as DR. JULIA HOFFMAN was very creepy, but very brilliant. Eva Green was excellent in the role of ANGELIQUE BOUCHARD. Definitely your Witch's Bitch. Jackie Earle Haley as WILLIE LOOMIS rocked it. This is definitely for all fans of the original soap.


I had to see this movie as part of my Vampire class (Yes, I'm taking a class about vampires) and I really liked the movie too. I knew the old soap as well, and it was nice to see how they managed to translate that over. Although I felt the very end was rushed, I would love to see it again.
I've been wondering about this movie. I didn't see the old, old version of Dark Shadows. But I did watch the revamp (pun intended) which was on TV in the early 90s. I was really excited to hear about the movie, especially since it has Johnny Depp. I've been reading tons of bad reviews of the movie, so it made me not want to see it. I may have to rethink that, though.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: w34vi1 on May 29, 2012, 11:51:04 am

"Dark Shadows" was amazing. Johnny Depp as BARNABAS COLLINS was just awesome. Johnny is, without a doubt, a truly gifted actor. Michelle Pfeiffer as ELIZABETH COLLINS STODDARD was amazing. Helena Bonham Carter as DR. JULIA HOFFMAN was very creepy, but very brilliant. Eva Green was excellent in the role of ANGELIQUE BOUCHARD. Definitely your Witch's Bitch. Jackie Earle Haley as WILLIE LOOMIS rocked it. This is definitely for all fans of the original soap.


I had to see this movie as part of my Vampire class (Yes, I'm taking a class about vampires) and I really liked the movie too. I knew the old soap as well, and it was nice to see how they managed to translate that over. Although I felt the very end was rushed, I would love to see it again.
I've been wondering about this movie. I didn't see the old, old version of Dark Shadows. But I did watch the revamp (pun intended) which was on TV in the early 90s. I was really excited to hear about the movie, especially since it has Johnny Depp. I've been reading tons of bad reviews of the movie, so it made me not want to see it. I may have to rethink that, though.


the 90's version of Dark Shadows, SUCKS (Pun intended too). The movie is more like the old soap. Tim Burton tried to keep the older story. And don't listen t the reviews, they don't know what they are talking about. it is a god movie.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Diana on June 17, 2012, 06:40:29 am
I saw "The Lucky One" last night. Nice romantic movie (based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks). I liked the story and the picturesque landscape ... wonderful ..


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: MuumiPeikko on June 18, 2012, 06:47:35 am
Saw "Rock of ages" yesterday. Good, funny and positive movie. Especially when your metalhead company of 1/3 of the audience singing all famous songs :D


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: DTLaBriePortnoy85 on August 02, 2012, 04:35:22 pm
Was wondering if anyone here had seen INSIDIOUS? I really would like to discuss this movie with someone.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Diana on September 04, 2012, 11:53:59 am
We saw Woody Allen's new film, "To Rome with Love" last night. Finally. :)

I am a devoted fan of Woody Allen, I adore his work and I also loved "To Rome with Love" ... Wonderful cast, beautiful cinematography, excellent writing and character development ... simply brilliant. I love Rome (one of the most beautiful cities in the world, in my opinion) and I loved Allen's Rome. Allen's Rome is so exquisite, with little cafes and stunning architecture .. Wonderful.
I loved the movie and I enjoyed Woody Allen's subtle humor (with a touch of self-irony).


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Metropolis on October 13, 2012, 01:32:09 pm
Just recently saw Ted and must say it's a hilarious masterpiece. I can't wait for it to come out on DVD. Just simply have to love Mark Whalberg. I also saw the Expendables 2 of course. I'm the biggest Sly fan ever and wouldn't have missed that one for nothing. Must say another Masterpiece. The movie is simply great. Have nothing more to say. It's got a lot of action and it's brutal, really really cool. Took me back to the late 80's early 90's when movies like that were at their best. Yep Sly you did it again.Bravo!!!!


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Viola da Voce on October 15, 2012, 12:52:02 pm
I also saw the Expendables 2 of course. I'm the biggest Sly fan ever and wouldn't have missed that one for nothing. Must say another Masterpiece. The movie is simply great. Have nothing more to say. It's got a lot of action and it's brutal, really really cool. Took me back to the late 80's early 90's when movies like that were at their best. Yep Sly you did it again.Bravo!!!!
Expendables 2 was awesome! I especially loved the scene with Jet Li and the pots and pans in the beginning of the movie.

I've seen a couple of awesome movies over the past few weeks. I saw Argo yesterday. I was holding my husband's hand near the end of the movie because it was so intense, and nearly squeezed his hand off. Two weeks ago, I saw The Perks of Being a Wallflower. The previews are selling this movie as the new Breakfast Club, but it is much more dramatic and deep than The Breakfast Club could ever hope to be. The characters are fascinating, and the plot has a great twist at the end of the movie.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Viola da Voce on November 15, 2012, 01:45:30 pm
I saw Skyfall last weekend. Had lots of great callbacks to the old Bond movies. And of course, it's pretty easy to stare at Daniel Craig for two hours. ;)


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: w34vi1 on November 15, 2012, 02:45:24 pm
I saw Skyfall last weekend. Had lots of great callbacks to the old Bond movies. And of course, it's pretty easy to stare at Daniel Craig for two hours. ;)


I've heard from a lot of people, that if you don't usually like Bond films, that you'd actually like Skyfall.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Donna on November 15, 2012, 08:57:26 pm
. And of course, it's pretty easy to stare at Daniel Craig for two hours. ;)

You know it..... :D :D :D


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Viola da Voce on November 18, 2012, 05:44:36 pm
I saw Skyfall last weekend. Had lots of great callbacks to the old Bond movies. And of course, it's pretty easy to stare at Daniel Craig for two hours. ;)


I've heard from a lot of people, that if you don't usually like Bond films, that you'd actually like Skyfall.
I'm a Bond fan, so I'm probably not the best judge. But I would imagine that it's pretty easy to like this movie. Lots of good action in it.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: w34vi1 on November 19, 2012, 12:40:20 am
I saw Skyfall last weekend. Had lots of great callbacks to the old Bond movies. And of course, it's pretty easy to stare at Daniel Craig for two hours. ;)


I've heard from a lot of people, that if you don't usually like Bond films, that you'd actually like Skyfall.
I'm a Bond fan, so I'm probably not the best judge. But I would imagine that it's pretty easy to like this movie. Lots of good action in it.

I'm not really a Bond fan because all the movies appear to always be the same story line. But I still hear the Skyfall is worth the watch.


Title: Re: The Movie Review / Discussion Thread
Post by: Diana on January 10, 2013, 05:48:54 am
Joe Wright's "Anna Karenina". I saw the movie last night. An absolutely beautiful film - he has brilliant cast and is brilliant played.
Anna's tragic love story is absolutely central in the film. The story tells of the extra-marital affair between the aristocrat Anna Karenina (Keira Knightley) and the dashing Count Vronsky (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), a military officer. Anna is married to an important government official Alexei Karenin (Jude Law). Karenin is a noble man of great intelligence, whose patience and forgiveness are sorely tested by his wife's affair with Vronsky.

This love triangle between Anna, her husband and Count Vronsky is explored in depth and from many different angles. Anna and her husband go through many changes as they both try to adapt to the situation, complicated by Anna's two children (one by her husband, the other by Vronsky). Try as they might, there is no way to make these relationships work in the long run and the story ends tragically.

"Anna Karenina" is one of my favorite books of all time and I love Wright's film adaptation - especially, I loved the mixture of theater and cinema in Wright's film (although I found the Levin story of the book more interesting).
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Personally, I found "Anna Karenina" more interesting than the Bond story (Skyfall).