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Title: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on January 09, 2007, 08:42:06 PM
I'll most likely be updating this every so often with my little mini-reviews and an out-of-five rating, and I suggest all of you do the same. I enjoy reading such reviews, as well as seeing what you guys think of certain films. I post the last three I watched.

The Conversation - 4.5/5
Second viewing. I liked it on the first, but I guess this truly is one of those movies that gets a hell of a lot better on viewing #2. The movie is simply put, amazing. Hackman is great, as is the plot filled with twist and turns in one of the best mystery/suspense movies - ever. It's mindnumbing to think how good Coppola was in the 70's (The Godfather I + II, Apocalypse Now, The Conversation), and how all of his movies went to average quality afterwards. I highly reccomends this one.

The Seventh Seal
- 4/5
An odd film at times, but it gives a good message of life and death. The characters are a bit one dementional, as you never really seem to care about them - but overall it's a very good film, being the first one of Bergman's I've seen. I guess I'll have to check out Wild Strawberries and The Virgin Spring in the near future.

The Conformist - 3/5
Personally, I found this to be a complete bore after the first half hour or so. The plot dragged on and on, seemingly making not much progress. I didn't like it, but I'll give it a three becuase it's by no means a poorly made movie, just not my cup of tea. I was expecting something different.

Rrpower's Rating Scale

5 - A classic, or will someday be considered a classic. Simply amazing.
4 - Very, very good - atleast one viewing is necessary.
3 - It's good, but passable.
2 - Don't waste your time on this - a bad movie.
1 - Avoid this at all costs necessary, even if it means suicide.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on January 09, 2007, 08:51:03 PM


The Conformist - 3/5

 >:(  Speak with me after class.





Anyways, the last movies I watched (I'm using the same thing as rrpower's scale):

The Leopard: 4 out of 5. I was expecting something magnificent after reading Peacemaker's opinion on it. This was very good, but it didn't blow me away. I thought it was magnificicent up until the scene where Claudia Cardinale* and the nephew are exploring their new "palace." Then I thought the film started to drag, and I had a sudden urge to go fly a kite. When we were rolling into the second hour I was quite exhausted. I would only give this a 3.5 out of 5 but I'm giving it some leeway because Peacemaker said that the last fifty minutes or so saved the film, and made him think  it was great, but my brother was sitting on the couch playing the guitar for most of that scene... singing the same John Lennon song over and over... "Heeeeeey, you got to hiiide your love awaaaaaay!!!"

*yum


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on January 09, 2007, 10:19:08 PM
Miami Vice-  :) :) :) 1/2 out of  :) :) :) :) :)

I saw this in theaters and was somewhat confused.Must been either the 11:00 showing or that it was too confusing to follow but since i saw it on DVD it makes more sense than ever. Even though theres about 5 minutes of additional minutes those 5 minutes dont go to waste. Even though it could have used action since it is Miami Vice I was happy with what I got.So all in all I give it 3 1/2 out of 5.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Amaze on January 10, 2007, 07:19:44 AM
extreme prejudice
a slightly above average 80's action movie. sort of a modern day western. part of the story is a little like a-team, only less funny. I only got it cause power boothe is in it. he's cool.

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syriana
about the politics in the dirty business known as oiltrading. a little bit interesting, but got too boring. kind of like real life politics I suppose.

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murder by death
this movie gave me a flashback to clue. it's extremely similar in story and style. got some laughs out of peter sellers as a chinaman. overall very silly movie.

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Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: geoman-1 on January 10, 2007, 08:37:11 AM
Recently saw the film "Boxing Helena". A dark, strange but compelling drama
with a great soundtrack. You have to see this film. I'd rate it a solid 4.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: grandpa_chum on January 10, 2007, 12:28:54 PM
the last three movies I saw, specially because it's been such a rollercoaster...

Rocky Balboa... 4(almost a 5), putting the heart and soul back into rocky, I love it, and can't get enough. If you've ever liked any rocky film even for a moment it's a must see.

Poolhall junkies... 1, being such a huge fan of the hustler and the color of money and after hearing all the praise this one gets I'm absolutely floored, deflated, kaput, how could it be so horrible, not only is the main character/director give one of the worst performances of all time(clint's daughter gives him a run for his money as his love interest) but the story is completely void of any interest. The story basically consists of a conflict which is solved because of circumstances that deem the conflict resolved before they even try to resolve it. If uncle mike has so much money he can throw it away on a million to one shot without any worries why do they need to win the money so badly, it makes no sense, it all makes no sense, save yourself the money and buy a still of christopher walken to look at, it's a lot more interesting.

The Proposition... 4, i couldn't love nick cave any more, the guy is a genius and this film has one of the best endings Ive ever seen, specially considering it's basically a western and there is no real shootout. It just all fits so well, and it helps that good people screw themselves over by doing things they thought were right, always a tough angle to put across but always worth it.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on January 10, 2007, 03:32:24 PM

syriana
about the politics in the dirty business known as oiltrading. a little bit interesting, but got too boring. kind of like real life politics I suppose.


Oh God, I hated that movie!

It was soooooooo boring! I liked the plot and the message of the film, but..HOLY CRAP!!!! That movie was about as much fun to watch as grass growing.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on January 10, 2007, 04:17:14 PM
Ryan's Daughter - 8/10 (maybe a 9/10).  Not much to say, except I like it more than "Zhivago".


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on January 10, 2007, 06:48:38 PM
The Pride of the Yankees - 4/5
I may be from near Boston, but I sure did love this movie. Gary Cooper gives arguably his best performance in his portrayal of legendary New York Yankees player, Lou Gehrig. It has it's flaws, such as mediocre acting from a lot of the non-main characeters, as well as the rushed beginning (he's just a kid playing baseball at one point, and just twenty minutes later he's in his first game with the New York Yankees). Still, the great aspects of the film and the touching ending overrule the few flaws. This gets my reccomendation.

Rrpower's Rating Scale

5 - A classic, or will someday be considered a classic. Simply amazing.
4 - Very, very good - atleast one viewing is necessary.
3 - It's good, but passable.
2 - Don't waste your time on this - a bad movie.
1 - Avoid this at all costs necessary, even if it means suicide.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jon1 on January 11, 2007, 06:53:17 PM
"Domino"--gets a 2 on the RRS.

The quick cuts and camera effects are seizure-inducing.  The rest is just stupid. Didn't finish it.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on January 11, 2007, 07:47:36 PM
8 1/2 - 3/5
In the same case as The Conformist, it's by no means a bad film, but once again - just not my cup of tea. Marcello Mastroianni and the rest of the cast gave great performance, but boy was this movie a bore. I'm not a sucker for the whole surreal theme, so that probably didn't help too much either. The first hour was entertaining, but the rest horribly paced. If you have an interest in the stylization of Itallian films, then check this out - if not, then I personally don't reccomend it. It's praise as one of the greatest films ever made is certainly not deserved. Fellini's Amarcord is much better.

Rrpower's Rating Scale
5 - A classic, or will someday be considered a classic. Simply amazing.
4 - Very, very good - atleast one viewing is necessary.
3 - It's good, but passable.
2 - Don't waste your time on this - a bad movie.
1 - Avoid this at all costs necessary, even if it means suicide.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on January 11, 2007, 09:24:04 PM
The Good German

Saw this tonight. Seemed right up my alley, a modern film set in the 40's made with the technical limitations of the time and in the style of pure Noir. At the end of the movie I came away bowled over by the look of the film, choice of certain angles, and the acting. Things I think they missed included using the original WB theme from that period over the original WB title they used, the music was too abrasive at times, I guessed this was done to imitate the films of the period but it was sucessful and became annoying nothing like Casablance, Across the Pacific and other great films of the period. Also the acting was of a general high standard but Cate Blanchett who is a great actress seemed to be doing a poor Bergman impersonation through most of it, especially at the (quite good actually) ending. The story was the biggest let down, which is a shame really because all the ingredients were there for a great film but it was let down by the story being overdrawn and actually not that exciting, especially not for a Post-War German spy film (other films to see that show this up are the aforementioned Casablanca which is referenced heavily not only in the great poster art, Hathaways'  House on 92nd Street, and Welles' The Stranger.) Another director (from the period, Billy Wilder, John Huston Antony Mann and Nicolas Ray) would probably have handed this better, hell today a director like Scorsese would have created the suspense up and made an excedingly entertaining film. Don't get me wrong, I did engage with the film at quite a few times and the neo-noir checklist (though maybe this should actually be recorded as a noir) was ticked off well.
    If your a noir fan go see it for the incredible look of the film and most of the performances are above top notch. I came away pleased I saw it but I suggest others to go in with a lower expectation then I did.

The LA Score: 3 out of 5

The film is now showing at the Paris Movie Theater on 49th and 5th.

Much more to come I expect, including James Deans works, 10 films of the great Bette Davis, another 5 from the great Garry Cooper and 5 of the great Capra films (should start going again in a month)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Cyrax on January 12, 2007, 12:38:46 PM
Starship Troopers (1997)

I love this movie, its very underrated.
It has pretty good graphics for a movie in that time, The acting was...okay..
It got a 6.7 on IMDB, But i give it an 7.5 8)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on January 12, 2007, 07:05:32 PM
Aguirre: The Wrath of God - 4/5
Klaus Kinski portrays army leader Aguirre on his journey through the Andes river in search of El Doraod, the City of Gold. On the way, he and his men are slowly driven to insanity from the vast forrest and river. Kinski is great as Pizarro, and the rest of the cast is very good as well. This being the first Herzog film I've seen, I'm not dissapointed - especially since I'm getting hyped up for Rescue Dawn. Very well written all around, and it also reminded me of Apocalypse Now in a way. The costumes of each character did seem ameturish, looking they came out of a high school play. All and all, though, this one is fantastic.

Rrpower's Rating Scale
5 - A classic, or will someday be considered a classic. Simply amazing.
4 - Very, very good - atleast one viewing is necessary.
3 - It's good, but passable.
2 - Don't waste your time on this - a bad movie.
1 - Avoid this at all costs necessary, even if it means suicide.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jon1 on January 13, 2007, 09:03:16 AM
Pursuit of Happyness

3 on the RRS

I saw it a few weeks ago actually, so I don't have any comments


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jon1 on January 13, 2007, 09:08:52 AM
Pursuit of Happyness

3 on the RRS

I saw it a few weeks ago actually, so I don't have any comments
One thing I will add:

Will Smith's son in the film (who is his actual son in real life)...does an amazing job for a child actor.  That said...what is any respectable parent doing getting their kid into show business?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on January 13, 2007, 09:35:13 AM
One thing I will add:

Will Smith's son in the film (who is his actual son in real life)...does an amazing job for a child actor.  That said...what is any respectable parent doing getting their kid into show business?

Yeah why would anyone want to go in show business   ;D

Course I work in film so I don't agree with your statement at all but do agree that massive exposure of the kid to the media without the kids permission or understanding can be pretty harmfull.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jon1 on January 13, 2007, 03:19:10 PM
Yeah why would anyone want to go in show business   ;D

Course I work in film so I don't agree with your statement at all but do agree that massive exposure of the kid to the media without the kids permission or understanding can be pretty harmfull.
Exhibit A:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEn5alpcGdg&mode=related&search=

I was speaking specifically about child stars


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Amaze on January 13, 2007, 03:27:28 PM
talladega nights
the story here was really nothing new, but the humor was so weird that it was an enjoyable movie. 2 hours is a bit too long for a comedy tho.

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shadow company
a look at the private contractors, or mercenaries as they're also known as, working in iraq and their history in previous conflicts and wars. very enlightening and good documentary.

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where the buffola roam
I haven't read the book, but this was far from as good as fear and loathing in las vegas. the best part of it was bill murray. his interpretation of thompson is on level with johnny depp's.

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the quick and the dead
full of western cliches. this was a very unrealistic movie. but gene hackman's performance made it worthwile. too bad there was no sex scenes with sharon stone, she was quite fine back then.

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Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on January 13, 2007, 04:40:46 PM
Perfume ***1/2 could have been a **** but I think Dustin Hoffman was a bit miscast, they should have used GianCarlo Giannini in his part, was expecting a bit more but it delivered ok and was entertaining lots of skin on display so be advised if you have problems with that.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: RallyMonkey on January 14, 2007, 09:48:35 AM
Children of Men

8.5/10

Amazing, and I mean AMAZING cinematography. Yet, the general story was pretty lacking. The acting was pretty good, though. Along with the soundtrack.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on January 15, 2007, 09:37:27 AM
Rebecca - 5/5
Along with Rear Window, Vertigo, North by Northwest, and The Lady Vanishes, this is one of Hitchcock five (or possibly three) best films. Olivier and Fontaine give amazing performances in the often twisting and unpredicatable plot. If you ever see this one, make sure to pick it up, considering it's unavailable on Netflix, and it goes from $100 - $450 on Amazon. I was lucky enough to find a copy at the local library, and I'll surely be burning a copy.

Rrpower's Rating Scale
5 - A classic, or will someday be considered a classic. Simply amazing.
4 - Very, very good - atleast one viewing is necessary.
3 - It's good, but passable.
2 - Don't waste your time on this - a bad movie.
1 - Avoid this at all costs necessary, even if it means suicide.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on January 15, 2007, 10:15:59 AM
Cinema Paradiso -  10 out of 10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: geoman-1 on January 15, 2007, 01:20:54 PM
Cinema Paradiso -  10 out of 10

You saw this film recently Peace?
This is one of those films that stay with you long after watching.
The ending w/ Moricone's music is the most memorable, along with
the scene of the demolition of the theatre. If you like nostalgic
films, this has to be at the top of one's list.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on January 15, 2007, 05:43:48 PM



 too bad there was no sex scenes with sharon stone, she was quite fine back then.




Actually there was but it was cut from the movie.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on January 15, 2007, 06:26:27 PM
Ryan's Daughter - 8/10 (maybe a 9/10).  Not much to say, except I like it more than "Zhivago".
"What happened to you, man? Your ass used to be beautiful."


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Beebs on January 15, 2007, 07:02:47 PM
Flags of Our Fathers- 9/10

I just really enjoyed it.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Amaze on January 15, 2007, 11:19:53 PM
the pink panther
a princess who in her possession has a large diamond with what resembles a pink panther inside it. she's on vacation in the alps and is a prime target for the infamous Phantom, a master thief. Inspector Clouseau sees this as his chance to catch him once and for all, so he travels to the alps with his wife to set his trap.

this movie was definitely different from the later pink panther movies. it was much less goofy and had more subtle comedy. and it had a decent story. worth a watch. and claudia carndinale is a real looker

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the wanderers
set against the backdrops of the gangwars in NY in the 60's, we follow a group of friends as they enter into adulthood.

a good movie, but it got a little strange in parts where the gang "duckies" was present. for some reason their scenes seem to have a horror-element to them.

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Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Amaze on January 16, 2007, 11:18:14 AM
I really didnt notice as I had to watch it in fragments


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on January 17, 2007, 07:21:23 AM
Dick Tracy

Very much enjoyed this. Took the comic book style to the limit with its excellent uses of three main colors, red, green and yellow. Warren Beatty was great as Dick and the assembled cast, including Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, Dick Van Dyke and Jimmy Caan were brilliant buried under alot of latex. Also a brilliant neo-noir story.

4 out of 5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on January 17, 2007, 02:29:38 PM
Dick Tracy

Very much enjoyed this. Took the comic book style to the limit with its excellent uses of three main colors, red, green and yellow. Warren Beatty was great as Dick and the assembled cast, including Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, Dick Van Dyke and Jimmy Caan were brilliant buried under alot of latex. Also a brilliant neo-noir story.

4 out of 5


You had never seen it before LA?

I agree, great fun! Don't let the naysayers convince you otherwise.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on January 17, 2007, 03:43:37 PM
No I hadn't but it was a film I had wanted to see in ages and when I saw it in the Virgin Megastore sale in Times Square I grabbed it.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on January 17, 2007, 05:09:59 PM
I concur, DT is a lot of fun. All those idiots who didn't enjoy it, there is no help for them....


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on January 18, 2007, 10:05:22 AM
World Trade Center

 A powerful film, certainly one I would not like to re-visit often. Whilst I still think United 93 is a better film this was an incredibly emotive film. The sequences of John and the other PA PD driving towards Church St and looking up at the tower is definatly gut wrenching. Through out the movie, the John and Will in the hole sections captured for me how horrific that situation was. The most poignant sections for me were the establising shots of New York waking up on the Tuesday morning then the same shots at the end of the movie but with a large plume of smoke bellowing out of the foreground of background. Acting was a high quality except one, Maggie Gyllenhaul who I usually think is a rather proficent actress here failed to carry to me a believable respresentation of someone in grief. Trying to touch many emotions at once, all she can land on it anger and she manages to isolate the character from the rest of the film as she does seem at quite a few bits genuinely uncaring which from the interviews I watched seemed untrue in the real life story. In fact at times I felt the story going off to the wives, whilst an interesting side note, detraced from the main story and you felt like you wanted to get back to the hole and ground zero and see the resuce effort happen.

Overall it's a difficult thing to recomend this film, with the events discussed still very present in our minds and where as United 93 may have been a better made film, the incredible story of John and Will is definatly one that should be told.

LA's Score 3 out of 5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on January 18, 2007, 06:04:41 PM
Kramer vs. Kramer - 3/5
This is just your average cliché, predictable "father wants custody of son movie". It's certainly flawed, but gets the 3/5 rating for Hoffman (one of my favorite actors) and Streep (one of my favorite actresses). The kid wasn't bad either for a kid, but I've seen better. This is really only worth a viewing for a Hoffman fan. Check it out if it's on TV sometime or if you have nothing better to get from Netflix.

Rrpower's Rating Scale
5 - A classic, or will someday be considered a classic. Simply amazing.
4 - Very, very good - atleast one viewing is necessary.
3 - It's good, but passable.
2 - Don't waste your time on this - a bad movie.
1 - Avoid this at all costs necessary, even if it means suicide.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on January 19, 2007, 07:40:52 PM
The 400 Blows - 4/5
Amazing direction, a nice story, and a very good child performance from Jean-Pierre Léaud. The film is shy of a 5/5 score for two reasons. For one, there is a lack of emotional value that I like to have in films. Two, there was not exactly an ending, really. Still, it's a must-see and a must-purchase as well (a fairly cheap Criterion at $20). If you havn't seen it, get to it immediately.

Rrpower's Rating Scale
5 - A classic, or will someday be considered a classic. Simply amazing.
4 - Very, very good - atleast one viewing is necessary.
3 - It's good, but passable.
2 - Don't waste your time on this - a bad movie.
1 - Avoid this at all costs necessary, even if it means suicide.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on January 19, 2007, 08:08:17 PM
The Searchers 5/5

A defienent classic! John Ford's masterpiece. The direction was fantastic, and the cinematography is some of the best I've ever seen. John Wayne was magnificent. Any western fan should be made to see it! It's a must!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: marmota-b on January 20, 2007, 02:12:38 PM
My sister wanted to borrow a film. I was tired and wanted something easy to watch, like a fairy tale. She borrowed The Knight's Tale, not expecting anything evil...

2/5, if not less.

Sorry for wasting your time with this, but I need to get rid of all that.

It began like a promising, almost Monty-Python-like comedy, and turned to totally predictable love story. Unfortunately the love story took most of it and I didn't see much humour after that. This is a film that doesn't know what it wants to be. Some good ideas - actually, too many of them. Comedy? Love story? Historical adventure with tournaments? Parody on football fans?
Exciting close-ups on the tournaments were interesting at first (especially close-ups of horses - if it was their idea, then it was probably the best thing in the film for me), but when they repeated for fifth or which time, it was already annoying and boring. They should have saved them for the very last face-off.
I like costumes in films, but the costumes the heroine was wearing were too much for me. Modern looking hats and haistyles, a stylisation, OK, but at least the designer could realise who usually wore yellow in medieval times! It gave the heroine a meaning that was most possibly totally unintentioned by the filmmakers.
(Plus I knew the soundtrack thanks to our friend and was expecting to hear Ramble On in it, but I haven't.)
I give it some points because of the ideas.
And no, I cannot do what some people on CSFD do, I cannot give it additional points because of the Czech actors in it (nobody of the heroes anyway.)

SPOILERS (though predictable in a way)
Yes, predictable. The very moment you see the hero pretending to be someone he's not, you know it will come to the light in the end. And the very moment prince Edward appeared, I knew he would make the hero a knight in the end.
The end finished it. At first the hero is almost dying and needs to have his pike tied to his arm to be able to hold it, then he jumps down from his horse, hugs his friends fiercely, and then even jumps over the fence to hug and kiss his love. Blah.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on January 20, 2007, 10:04:23 PM
Oldboy 5-5

Crank  :D :D :D :D out of  :D :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on January 22, 2007, 09:27:41 AM
American Madness

I'm currently going through a Frank Capra 'thing' at the moment thanks to the newly released 'The Premiere Frank Capra Collection' DVD boxset put out by Sony on R1. This wonderful film really infuses you with a warm feeling and gives you faith in your fellow man. Set (and made) during the height of the depression and based on the true story of the founder of The Bank of Italy (more widely recognised today as the Bank Of America) with great performances from Walter Huston and Pat O'Brian and brillaint fast paced direction from Capra creates a light but heavily entertaining film about trust in fellow man against adversity.

LA'S Score 4 out of 5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on January 22, 2007, 04:31:16 PM
Red River: 4 out of 5.

The Professionals: 3.5 out of 5

Ride the High Country: 3.5 out of 5

Letters from Iwo Jima: 4.5 out of 5



Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on January 22, 2007, 04:53:21 PM
The Searchers 5/5

A defienent classic! John Ford's masterpiece. The direction was fantastic, and the cinematography is some of the best I've ever seen. John Wayne was magnificent. Any western fan should be made to see it! It's a must!
Wow, you got it completely wrong. My rejoinder follows:

The Searchers is a terrible film. Yes, the cinematography is wonderful. Monument Valley and Vistavision were made for each other, and the DP (Hoch) had the experience (he’d photographed Ford’s She Wore a Yellow Ribbon) to put the two together. And Ford, for his part, stages some very impressive set pieces (the massacre, the run to the river, the reunion scene).

No, the film is not bad for any technical fault. Its badness, rather, is foundational: at the level of plot and character. The screenwriter must bear some of the blame, but the man with the director’s title is most responsible for what is essentially an exercise in bad faith. That bad faith is everywhere in evidence, first frame to last.

The film begins, for example, with a patent fraud: a title announces a Texas setting but we are immediately shown Monument Valley, which looks nothing like Texas. Of course, filmmakers do this sort of thing all the time, substituting location for setting, but here the discrepancy is egregious and calls attention to itself. Even more troubling is what the location does to the logic of the story. The Edwardses and Jorgensens are farmers; why then, are they homesteading a desolate wasteland? There’s a reason Monument Valley was never developed, why it sat pristine until it could be filmed by Ford and others in the mid 20th Century: it is incapable of sustaining life. To suggest that farming families would actually try to settle there shows more than contempt for the audience’s credulity; it shows contempt for the film’s characters themselves. They must either be idiots . . . or puppets.

And so, we are left not with what John Ford may have intended us to view but what we actually see before us: a family that exists only to fulfill its plot function, a family that lives only to be massacred. This being obvious, my sympathies are restrained. I don’t really feel bad when the Edwards family is murdered because that’s what they’re there for. (Shame that the Jorgensens aren’t also massacred, as they are the most annoying family this side of a TV sitcom.)

Regardless, we expect, at the very least, that the characters within the drama respond appropriately. Ford does a very good job of intimating an emotional bond between Ethan and his brother’s wife. After she is killed, Ethan should be in full-on vengeance mode. He shouldn’t exactly be sanguine about the death of the others, either.  Yet the vengeance angle just seems to evaporate in the hunt for Debbie. Okay, finding Debbie may be Martin’s focus, but that shouldn’t be Ethan’s primary concern, especially after he comes to believe she’s irredeemable. Why isn’t he desperate to score some payback? A hint or two in this regard would have gone a long way toward limning Ethan’s character.

For all the talk by critics of Wayne’s performance in The Searchers (which is indeed good), we don’t really get much from Ethan Edwards. Is there any more to the guy than doggedness and prejudice? We’d like to think so, but we’re shy on data. Not surprising, really, considering that Ford shortchanges just about every character in the piece (the exceptions being the Ward Bond character, Mose Harper, and the Mexican go-between). Martin, as played by Jeffrey Hunter, is less a person than a mass of reactive tissue, and Vera Miles, who is never very good, plays the single-minded Laurie exactly as written.
Even Debbie is little more than the film’s MacGuffin. Young Debbie starts the film strong, but thereafter she is more talked about than seen, and when we finally do catch up with her at the end, she is essentially a totem for Ethan to carry away.

Look, Martin’s Indian bride, is an atrocious character. She could have been effective if she were an attractive Indian princess (a la Barbara Carerra in the TV mini-series Centenial). Why not provide a worthy rival for Martin’s affections, someone who could have given Vera Miles a run for her money? But Look was invented only for comedy relief, and what comedy relief. Ford asks us to laugh at an ugly fat woman because she’s ugly and fat. Oh, that witty Mr. Ford. And once her usefulness has ended, she’s killed, off
screen. Martin finds her corpse, wonders about her visit to the Indian camp, and then never thinks about her again. She was, after all, only a plot device, one of many in this terrible film, easily forgotten.

Scar certainly gets short shrift. Early on he is established as the nemesis: time and again he is shown to be formidable, ruthless, elusive. There is even a moment, when Ethan meets him in his camp, that a glimmer of humanity shines through via a sarcastic comment (“You speak good Comanche. Someone teach you?”) But there is no follow-up: Scar defaults to plot-device cog. And even here he’s a disappointment. The film is structured to create the expectation of a showdown between Scar and Ethan. But what happens? Scar is dispatched by Martin, almost casually, and the Duke isn’t even around to witness it. So Scar, never a fully imagined character, ends up deflating before our very eyes.



Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on January 22, 2007, 04:54:18 PM
Good scenes, when they occur, rather than redeem the picture, serve to point up, by way of contrast, all that is wrong with the film. An example is the wonderful reunion scene, which begins with an amazing take. After the visit to Scar’s camp, Ethan and Martin are discussing their options, framing a distant sand dune between them. Suddenly a figure crests the dune, begins descending, moving from background to foreground, toward the two men. The men don’t notice this at first, continue talking as the figure—an Indian: an Indian woman: Debbie?—draws closer. The audience wonders, Why is she coming? What will Ethan and Martin do when they see her. Some exquisite suspense is created in this single shot. Then Martin sees Debbie and rushes over. Will she remember him? Can she still speak English? Is she capable of civilized discourse? The answer to all three is yes, but Ford heightens the drama by making us wait for the discovery. Then we get Debbie’s wonderfully economical account of her last ten years: “I remember. From always. At first I prayed to you: Come and get me, take me home. You didn’t come. . . . These are my people. Go.”

This brief speech (Natalie Wood’s only lines in the film) raises an interesting problem: what if Debbie doesn’t want to be rescued? This plot complication is the fulcrum on which Act 3 should turn. Instead, dramatic tension is allowed to dissipate during the long digression about Laurie’s wedding (which includes yet another of Ford’s tiresome donnybrooks). By the time Martin goes to Scar’s camp to rescue Debbie she’s perfectly happy to cooperate. What, then, was all that palaver about her staying with her people? Had to be dropped for time, I guess, the film was running long. We need to hurry to the scene where Ethan guns down Debbie.

This, of course, is the film’s greatest cheat. We know it can never happen—the Duke shooting little Natalie Woodski? In a 1956 film?—so when the film pretends it is a possibility, it is playing us false. And the film is guilty of an even more egregious bait-and-switch tactic concerning the nature of Ethan’s “racism.”

Of course, “racism” is a bad thing, as everyone knows, but in the world of the film this “racism” is something of a moving target. The Comanche are never presented positively, and we see early on that falling into their hands is a bad thing (if one objects to being killed and scalped, that is). This is not the only negative consequence associated with the Indians, however.

The scene with the three rescued captives, artfully constructed and highly dramatic, is a case in point. We see what Ethan sees and what he sees are white girls who have become mentally unhinged as a result of their Indian captivity. Note that at no time does the picture suggest that Comanche culture is equal to that of the white man’s. Rather, Comanche culture has a debilitating effect on its white female captives. This is not a subjective view, not something that Ethan alone or even the white society as a whole believes contrary to fact. The truth of the matter is established objectively in this frightening scene of mental aberration. It is almost as if the Indians were plague carrying vampires, infecting the whites who live among them with a terrible malady (one thinks of Anthony Zerbe and his tribe in The Omega Man). A vexing question then presents itself. If Ethan and Martin find Debbie and she’s damaged goods, should they put her out of her misery or try against the odds to reclaim her soul? Dr. Ethan apparently wants to operate with extreme prejudice, but Doc Martin thinks the patient can be saved. Hey, these opposing approaches could generate some very juicy conflict. Yet when we meet Debbie in the reunion scene she turns out to be perfectly fine. Somehow she failed to contract grinning-idiots disease, so there’s no reason why she can’t be restored to white society. Had the plot not intervened to delay the final resolution, the film could have ended there.

But on we go. Because the threat of Indian-induced mental illness doesn’t pan out, the film later has this speech from Vera Miles: “Fetch what home? The leavings of Comanche bucks, sold to the highest bidder, with savage brats of her own? Do you know what Ethan will do if he has a chance? He’ll put a bullet in her brain. I tell you, Martha would want him to.” Uh, yeah, thanks Laurie, better hurry upstairs now, I think Norman Bates is waiting for his milk and sandwiches.

But notice how the terms of the problem have changed: a health issue no longer, now the specter of miscegenation has been raised. But this turns out to be illusory also. Debbie may be one of Scar’s wives, but she is an amazingly chaste one and apparently child-free. So by the end of the film, Debbie, in her right mind and without any dependants, is guilty only of wearing too much makeup and looking cute in an Indian costume. Hmmm, should Ethan gun a girl down just for a lifestyle choice? John Ford, stalwart of our contemporary mores, answers with a resounding “Hell no!” Ford could have taken a swing at the mental health issue, could have met the challenge posed by a white woman with Indian children in white society, two problems documented in the historical record. Instead he let those pass and waited to connect with the softest pitch the screenwriter could deliver.

Without a satisfying armature to comfort me, hundreds of niggling details rise to annoy me. I’ll just mention a couple. On two separate occasions the “community” sings a hymn, and both times it’s “Shall We Gather at the River?” A little bit of research to find out what 19th century American Protestants actually sang would have helped. It’s conceivable that such a hymn could have been used at a funeral, but at a wedding? I guess these hicks only know one hymn.

Then there’s the matter of anachronistic language. One of the Duke’s most dramatic readings, concerning rape and murder, is marred by the following dialogue:  “What do you want me to do? Draw you a picture? Spell it out?” Contrast these howlers with a line taken from, say, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, made eight years earlier: “Mr. Cohill, it is a bitter thing indeed to learn an officer who’s had nine years’ experience . . . should have so little grasp of leadership as to allow himself to be chivvied into a go at fisticuffs while taps still sounds over a brave man’s grave.”One can argue that this language is also anachronistic. It is, nonetheless, appropriate for its subject. In SWAYR, soldiers talk like soldiers, albeit soldiers from 1948 (She Wore a Yellow Ribbon has more in common with war films than Westerns anyway). This is a far cry from what happens in The Searchers, however: pioneer family members sound like they’ve spent their lives growing up in the ‘burbs. (“Laurie…maybe it’s about time you and me started going steady, huh?”) The problem isn’t lack of fidelity, it is blatant lack of fidelity.

Yes the film has great cinematography, great set-pieces, a riveting performance from the Duke. But craftsmanship is not the issue. Even some black velvet paintings and pink flamingos are executed with great craft; technical excellence, however, does not raise such things to the level of art. Kitsch remains kitsch, no matter how well it’s made, and the Searchers is Western kitsch.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Juan Miranda on January 22, 2007, 05:39:09 PM
Jings Dave, you seem to be critisizing this film for mainly being a John Ford film, rather than some seperate entity. He always used the same music including “Shall We Gather at the River?”  as well as the "The Searchers" (dunno what it's actually called) theme in picture after picture for decades (long before he even made THE SEARCHERS), even in orchestrations for his silent movies. This seems to have been more due to a Western convention than any attempt at being historically accurate. I doubt anyone has ever tried to make this case for Ford seriously. His West is clearly a construct of the imagination, and does anybody really care while watching THE SEARCHERS that the Jorgensen ranch obviously can not sustain life, despite the fake pool?

This is as bizarre as saying you think A FISTFULL OF DOLLARS is a bad film because the town is obviously incapable of supporting a sustainable economy. Especially as Ford, more than anyone, more than historical veracity (which seems to be your main beef with THE SEARCHERS here) was Leone's greatest influence. THE SEARCHERS is about something else entierly, embodied by the characters who seem to have some univesiality. That Ford's stock company almost to a man and woman play the same role they do in film after film (Wayne excepted) leads me to believe that you basically don't like any of Ford's movies at all? It seems to me that at it's most base level the film is a re-telling of the Illiad (it even shares the same time span, without dragging out books and videos to double check)). As such it even shares that epic's ambiguous ending (when the door closes, there is no feeling of "closure" or easy happiness for anyone, hence much of the story's power). That THE SEARCHERS so expertly adapted this ancient tale and made it so American is surely remarkable. That Ford's film itself spawned a whole SEARCHERS inspired "movie brats" cycle is even more so, with TAXI DRIVER, HARDCORE, APOCALYPSE NOW and THE DEER HUNTER.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on January 22, 2007, 05:54:00 PM
In fact, I like Ford's earlier pictures, particularly My Darling Clementine, but also Prisoner of Shark Island and Young Mr. Lincoln (not strictly Westerns, granted). True, I'm not a huge fan of his Westerns, but he could still crank out a pretty good one by the time of She Wore a Yellow Ribbon. In the 50s, though, I think Ford became intellectually lazy. He wanted to take on big themes like "racism" but wasn't willing to do the hard thinking required to bring such an ambition off. Better if he had simply done action pictures without larger themes. That is what he was capable of.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Juan Miranda on January 22, 2007, 06:08:07 PM
C'mon Dave! You are talking about an unreconstructed white male alcoholic, gruffly anti-intellectual but fiercely intelligent, possibly traumatised by service in WWII, trying to make balanced films about big subjects like racism. Fifty one years ago!! But you are judging the movie as though it was shot yesterday.

If only I could live so long and be lazy enough to make a film as shite as THE SEARCHERS.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on January 24, 2007, 08:04:03 AM
To each his own. I can think of 1,000 films I'd rather have made before making The Searchers. Again, I don't object to Ford being Ford, I object to Ford not being Ford sufficiently. And in The Searchers he tried marrying a genre form with social commentary, not something he was really capable of doing. I don't say such a thing can never be done, but Ford wasn't the man for the job, at least, not at that point in his career. Other 50s Westerns suffer from a similar affliction (which is why High Noon really bites), so perhaps I shouldn't single out The Searchers. Still, all the fawning over what is essentially an exercise in bad faith gets me. Happily, the zeitgeist changed, and a lion of a filmmaker, who would always stay true to his aesthetic principals, emerged.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on January 24, 2007, 10:08:00 AM
I wasn't the biggest fan of The Searchers either, though there's no true reason why. Anyways...

Hud - 4/5
Paul Newman at his best. Though not quite as good as Cool Hand Luke or Butch Cassidy, this is easily Paul Newman's greatest performance - and his least likable character. His roles in Somebody Up There Likes Me and Hud also remind me quite a bit of James Dean. Newman is quickly going up my list of favorite actors, and I can't wait until I get the opportunity to eventually see The Hustler.

Rrpower's Rating Scale
5 - A masterpiece, or close to it. Simply amazing.
4 - Very, very good - atleast one viewing is necessary.
3 - It's good, but passable.
2 - Don't waste your time on this - a bad movie.
1 - Avoid this at all costs necessary, even if it means suicide.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on January 24, 2007, 05:42:12 PM
DJ, I just rewatched the Searchers myself on Saturday, I think you have to look at it from the perspective of when it was made and the parameters of the Genre. It was definitely different for its time, and John Wayne playing a dark character was similar in shock value then as the Fonda turn in OUATITW was in 1968.

But you do have a lot of valid points, Monument Valley is no place for a homestead, but then again where did it say they were actually  farming, I think they were ranching, didn't the Jorgensens have some cattle stolen and lanced by the Comanche, at least the Ford could have went to West Texas just as easily and maybe have been a little truer to the story local.

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Yet the vengeance angle just seems to evaporate in the hunt for Debbie.
 

I though that the reason he was restrained from the vengeance angle was that the fear that the Comanche would kill Debbie and any captives if he tried to kill them.

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A hint or two in this regard would have gone a long way toward limning Ethan’s character.


I think the hint was the fact stated above.

I do agree with your comments on the handling of the Look character, and like your suggestions. These could actually be good ideas for a remake.

However, the film did show (in the minds eye) some horrendous violence by actually not showing any on the screen, we are left to our own imaginations what horrible fate his sister met after we see her bloody dress and can only imagine what Ethan saw in the root celler, and equally later when he comes out of the canyon without his cavalry coat.

The film also, though just barely, alluded to the attrocities commited by the cavalry in the scene where Ethan &  Martin hear the cavalry bugles then find the massacred village & Look, which was something of a first.

"Gary Owen" is a tune used in a lot of Fords films.

I also noticed (The curse of Leone) the anachronisims with the weaponry, all the revolvers are 1873 Colt Peacemakers, this film started circa 1867. 

You should check out 3 Godfathers when you get a chance, and see what you think of that film.







Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: titoli on January 24, 2007, 08:00:13 PM
Watched Rocky Balboa. I hate the Rocky series: watched the first 30 years ago when it came out and didn't like it, though at the time I had a great admiration for Avildsen. Caught the snippets from the other 4 (or how many they are) and was repulsed by the repetitivity of it all (with the exception of the Living in America clip in number 4, if it is correct). So why I decided to see this? Because I thought, as everybody was saying it was good, that it might be good indeed as the age of the actor had to be compensated by  less formulaic narrative solutions. Well, it isn't: Sly is always the would-be loser, always looking at his right to exhibit timidity (or maybe because he thinks he is more photogenic showing that side of his face). But when after an hour of platitudes you hear the Rocky theme and he starts training, well, you l8ike it. I did, though I would have done gladly without the hound. Also, the match is  probably the more realistic of the series: it is possible that a superchamp, even over 50, may resist against a younger competitor. The punch, in boxing, is what you never lose whatever the age. So I think I'll watch me the training sequence another pair of times.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: titoli on January 24, 2007, 08:01:02 PM
Oh, the vote: 5\10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Amaze on January 25, 2007, 03:31:19 AM
   
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood

about hollywood in the 70's, when the director was the star of the movie and was given practically total freedom over his movie.

I thought it was very interesting, has some old footage from sets and such. a few of the subjects stop by for interviews as well. though I wish some of the bigger players such as scorcese, coppola and spielberg had done so to. worth a watch

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the conversation
a surveillance master working for some shady people suddenly develops a conscience when he suspects his targets might get killed.

it has a decent story and a good gene hackman as the lead, but it just got too tedious and boring.

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the king of comedy
a goofy wannabe comedian decides he has what it takes to be on the jerry langford show. out of his disillusions and daydreams he becomes a dangerous man, posing a greater and greater threat to jerry langford.

I'd been wanting to see this movie for quite some time now. after all, it's de niro and scorcese. and I enjoyed it, rupert pupkin kind of reminded me of travis bickle. a great commentary to the celebrity worshipping that is very prevalent in the u.s. and increasingly so throughout the world.

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lord of the flies(1963)
a bunch of kids are stranded on a remote island somewhere. they must try to survive until help arrives.

I didnt quite catch how they ended up on the island, and neither did the kids it seemed.  it was pretty interesting seeing how the environment made the majority act like wild animals. the acting wasn't great but what can you expect from a bunch of kids. it was passable. worth seeing once.

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silver streak
a man is on his way to chicago, taking the silver streak train. onboard he encounters a pretty young woman. as they are about to get it on, he sees a man hanging outside the window with a bullet in his head. in a flash the body is gone. was it real or was he hallucinating? he must find out.

I had heard this was the best movie gene wilder and richard pryor had made together. and it's not bad, but there wasnt a whole lot of comedy in it and some of it was pretty bad. but as a crime-mystery movie it was pretty cool.

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hit man file
a hit man is working for some shady underground figures to earn a living. but the more he kills the more heat is on him. many people now want him dead.

this was a bad, bad movie. it was like one of those awful action tv-movies from the u.s.
so far I havent seen a single thai movie with a near decent plot. I'm not really sure what the real plot of this movie was.

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Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on January 25, 2007, 01:22:53 PM
In the Heat of the Night

I just saw this film last night and I loved it. Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger really shine in this fantastic movie. What I loved most about it was the character development in the relationship between the two main characters. The ending is truly heart-warming and alone is worth the price of admission.


Perfect score from me. Ten out of ten.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Beebs on January 25, 2007, 07:44:34 PM
Yojimbo - 7/10

I was very impressed. Despite the language barrier I managed to understand the plot and really enjoyed it.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on January 25, 2007, 08:25:42 PM
Night of the Hunter - 3/5
A dark, Hitchcockian film with one very memorable performance. Robert Mitchum was amazing as the mentally insane, child stalking Harry Powell, but the acting aside from this was very subpar. The direction was stunning at times of suspense, really making you feel as if you were there. Still, it's really not too memorable enough to come back to a second time. It's worth a viewing, but I'd suggest many movies to rent before this.

Rrpower's Rating Scale
5 - A masterpiece, or close to it. Simply amazing.
4 - Very, very good - atleast one viewing is necessary.
3 - It's good, but passable.
2 - Don't waste your time on this - a bad movie.
1 - Avoid this at all costs necessary, even if it means suicide.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Amaze on January 26, 2007, 12:52:39 AM
hearts and minds
documentary about the vietnam war.

very powerful stuff. a must see for everyone.

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lord of war
about a ukranian u.s. immigrant that starts running guns for a living.

I had somewhat high expectations of this, even though I don't really like nicholas cage that much. but this was a really goofy, and sometimes downright dumb movie. and the opening sequence which was a good idea, looked awful. the life of a gunrunner makes for an interesting movie, but this one didn't pull it off.

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Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on January 26, 2007, 07:30:31 AM
Night of the Hunter - 3/5
A dark, Hitchcockian film with one very memorable performance. Robert Mitchum was amazing as the mentally insane, child stalking Harry Powell, but the acting aside from this was very subpar. The direction was stunning at times of suspense, really making you feel as if you were there. Still, it's really not too memorable enough to come back to a second time. It's worth a viewing, but I'd suggest many movies to rent before this.

Rrpower's Rating Scale
5 - A masterpiece, or close to it. Simply amazing.
4 - Very, very good - atleast one viewing is necessary.
3 - It's good, but passable.
2 - Don't waste your time on this - a bad movie.
1 - Avoid this at all costs necessary, even if it means suicide.

Interesting review but one I disagree with completly. This is worth at least a 4 in my opinion, a wonderful noir.

It Happened One Night

Continuing through my Capra collection we get to this wonderful early screwball comedy film. The story of a wealthy person roughing it by their own choice or not has been done many times (The best example of this is Preston Sturges wonderful Sullivans Travels) but in this film Capra and screen writer Robert Riskin manages to keep it entertaining and very funny. The performaces by Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert are perfect and highly engaging. A roaring sucess.

LA's Score 4 out of 5   


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Amaze on January 26, 2007, 03:12:44 PM
kelly's heroes
a soldier captures a german officer during WW2. he is told of a stash of gold. he recruits a bunch of weird characters and goes out to get it.

cool movie, great cast. it's kind of like 3 kings in germany, only better. there's even a homage to the dollars-trilogy in there too.

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Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on January 26, 2007, 09:57:47 PM
Joyeux Noel This was entertaining, saw it last night for the first time ****/*****


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Amaze on January 27, 2007, 05:48:12 AM
the lost patrol
a britsh army patrol is crossing some arab desert when their only man with the information about where they are going and why, is killed. from then on it\'s a battle for survival against an unseen enemy.

the first john ford movie I see. thought it was all right for such an old movie. the acting could\'ve been better, but I dont really like the acting in any movies of this period. it was funny seeing boris karloff as a religious nut. worth seeing once.

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Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on January 27, 2007, 08:48:11 AM
The Hustler - 4/5
Talk about luck! Just as I spoke of wanting to see this, it was on TCM the next day. This is Paul Newman's absolute coolest character (well, when he was in his hustling days), and one of his better performances. George C. Scott did his usual good job of playing the villian, and each main character was very interesting, developing throughout the film. You know what? I believe I can now consider Paul Newman to be one of my three favorite actors. I'm now going to view The Verdict, and if I like it, I'll pick up that Newman collection for $20. Hell, even if I don't like it, I'll get it anyways just for The Hustler.

Fargo - 3/5
Good, entertaining, bizzarely done comical crime movie. While I did really enjoy it (as well as the Coen Brother's style of filmmaking), I don't believe it really deserves it's spot on all the Top 100 lists I've seen. I was very close to giving this a four, but it didn't really seem quite worthy of it. Whatever, I do reccomend seeing this for a more different look on the crime genre.

Rrpower's Rating Scale

5 - A masterpiece, or close to it. Simply amazing.
4 - Very, very good - atleast one viewing is necessary.
3 - It's good, but passable.
2 - Don't waste your time on this - a bad movie.
1 - Avoid this at all costs necessary, even if it means suicide.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: geoman-1 on January 27, 2007, 11:07:24 AM
"Midnight Cowboy"   Weak storyline but absolutely incredible acting by D. Hoffman.
The ending was most memorable, with great music.  4.5/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jon1 on January 27, 2007, 11:21:52 AM
Rewatched True Romance....

   
Christian Slater stars as a lovable loser named Clarence. He works in a comic book shop. When goes to see his traditional birthday feature by himself, his boss secretly hires a call girl to meet up with him. She a beautiful blond named Alabama (Patricia Arquette), and Clarence can hardly believe it when she stumbles (literally actually) into his life. Alabama soon admits that while she was paid initially, she's since fallen for him. Clarence proffesses his love back, and they set out to start a new life together. But this leads to the real issue of dealing with Alabama's brutal pimp. When Clarence kills him, it sets off a cross country chase involving drugs, gangsters and the inevitable mayhem.

Now, the first thing I'd like to say is I think that Quentin tarantino is the real star of this film. He wrote the script, and it's got his trademark mix of violence, humour and references to "junk" culture. He only sold the screenplay in order to finance "Reservoir Dogs".

Personally, I enjoyed "True Romance" alot. But it's got some flaws one has to fess up to. It's filled with a number of cliches, stock characters, and plot twists that if you think too much about...don't reall hold water. That said, if you're able to suspend your disbelief a bit, it's a very fun movie. It has a great fairy tale typle feel. It has an AMAZING ensemble cast....You'll see Christopher Walken, Dennis Hopper, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, James Gandolfini, Val Kilmer, brad Pitt and more. Many of them before they broke it big career wise.
Anyway...to wrap this up, I'll recommend it you in this way: If you liked Quentin Tarantino's other films--such as 'Pulp Fiction' and 'Reservoir Dogs'--and if you're willing to suspend your disbelief a bit...You should definitely see it.

3/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jon1 on January 27, 2007, 11:27:16 AM
Rewatched Gangs of New York....

This film follows Amsterdam (Lonardo Dicapro) a young Irishman who is just emerging from 16 years in a Reformatory for juvenile delinquents. He is the son of the late leader of the Dead Rabbits--a gang of Irish immigrants which had in the past challenged the 'Nativist' gang for rule of the streets. Bill the Butcher (Daniel Day Lewis) is the leader of the Nativists and the killer of Amsterdam's father. Given his freedom from the reformatory, Amsterdam quickly works his way into the Nativist's organization, and begins to plot his revenge...

To begin, I really enjoyed this film. I particularly liked Daniel Day Lewis' performance as Bill "the Butcher" Cutting, the leader of the Nativist gang. He is fearsome, brutal and funny.

Now, I think "Gangs" was a very good film. But what really bothers me is that it could have been great. For instance, aside from Bill "the Butcher", most of the other characters are a little bit superficial. Dicaprio's performance as Amsterdam is about average; I never quite believe his motivation all the way. Cameron Diaz's acting was below average....But again, don't get me wrong--this film is epic [in a good way] and very good overrall. It's Scorsese's best since "Goodfellas" in my opinion.

4/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Amaze on January 27, 2007, 06:53:36 PM
blood diamond
a diamond smuggler in africa gets caught up in civil war when he encounters a man with knowledge of a "pink" diamond, who will only tell him where it is if he is reunited with his family and lost son.

real good movie, leonardo di caprio is really getting good at playing these sociopath roles he did last year. hope to see more like this. "jaja"   ;D

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all the president\'s men
2 reporters working for the washington post uncover the details of the watergate scandal. it runs much deeper than they first thought and they end up risking their careers and lives.

at first this seemed like it was gonna be a real bore, but it got pretty interesting. it made all the more so from the fact that this really happened in real life. both hoffman and redford did a great job.

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Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on January 30, 2007, 04:15:28 PM
Cannibal Holocaust  :o :o :o :o :o out of  :o :o :o :o :o

Dr.Strangelove: **** out of *****


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on January 30, 2007, 05:23:53 PM
Mr Deeds Goes To Town

Another great feel good movie from Capra. A simple country man Longfellow Deeds (Gary Cooper) inherits $20 million and moves to New York. Whilst there he finds himself derided by nearly everyone around him except for one lady who he thinks is the real deal (Jean Arthur) When he comes upon a scheme to help all those hit by the depression he finds himself against darker forces from above.
   Cooper proves that he can be funny in this excedingly good comedy. Jean Arthur as ever melts your heart despite her sinister side and the plot its self, whilst not the most substantial, creates enough twists, turns and laugh out loud moments that you cope from a Capra film.

LA's Score 4 out of 5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jon1 on January 30, 2007, 06:19:13 PM
Jackass # 2....Stunts are funny.  Had to fastfoward through a number of what I'll call "gross out" sections such as applying a leach to Steve-O's eye, alot of stuff that was all about male nudity, etc.  Other than that, I enjoyed the straightforward stunts.

2.5/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on January 30, 2007, 09:03:13 PM
Revolver: 5 out of 5

Starring Jason Statham, Ray Liotta, and Andre Benjamin

Plot:Jake Green is a hotshot con artist, and feared in many casino because he has a specific strategy that always seems to lead to triumph. Jake and his brother have a history with a major casino owner called Dorothy Macha, who set a chain of events off that resulted in Jakes brothers wife being killed 7 year previously. Since his release from prison for not Macha in the crime, Jake has won a huge sum of money from his systems, He now hopes to move in and hurt Macha in any way he can to get his revenge. It is revelaed later that he has already taken revenge on the goons who killed his brothers wife.

Summary: Great movie with some great characters like always coming from Guy Ritchie. Also this is probably the best example of what this director can do besides making bad madonna movies and fun gangster movies. This film is such a weird film too watch. It takes you for a rollercoaster with plot twist and physcological twists. For me i understand about 35-40% of what the hell the ending meant. It might have been me not paying attetion or something. If your looking for a guy ritchie movie to watch and forget later then this isnt it. If your looking for a movie where you want to think then this is something you should get.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on February 03, 2007, 04:03:20 PM
Elizabeth (1998) - Really loved this movie the first time I saw it, but a second viewing brought it down a peg for me.  Still pretty good, with excellent performances by Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush.  The many historical inaccuracies I can overlook. - 7/10

I also rented "Citizen Kane" so after tomorrow I will finally be able to say I've seen it!  O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jon1 on February 03, 2007, 04:29:41 PM


I also rented "Citizen Kane" so after tomorrow I will finally be able to say I've seen it!  O0
Family Guy's Peter Griffin's review of Citizen Kane (spoilers)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzJpxJcmAuc


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on February 03, 2007, 11:35:49 PM
Le Cercle Rouge - 9.5/10 - Truly awesome, and better than Le Samourai in my opinion. Similar style with the attention to detail and sparse dialogue. Really great crime thriller, I don't even know what I can say about it. Just watch it... now. The climax is great.

Pan's Labyrinth - 9/10 - Second best film this year, in my opinion (next to Letters from Iwo Jima). Be warned, this movie is disturbing and extremely brutal in its depiction of Fascist Spain (a disturbing and extremely brutal time). What's interesting is the way that this balances out the harsh realities of 40's España with the fantasy realm of the labyrinth (even that fantasy realm can be extremely odd and erie [the toad], maybe even downright scary [the guy with the eyes on his hands]). Captain Vidal is one of the sickest, most extreme villains ever put on film. I would write more... but i won't. Just see Juan Miranda's review.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sanjuro on February 03, 2007, 11:39:09 PM
You liked Melville's masterpiece so much and only give 9.5? ???


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on February 04, 2007, 08:39:28 AM
You liked Melville's masterpiece so much and only give 9.5? ???

Yep, a film only gets a 10 if it's top 25 material. This is like... top 40 material. Might be upgraded to a 10 with repeat viewings.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Tim on February 04, 2007, 01:18:40 PM
  The Hot Rock  8/10:  I caught part of this heist movie this summer on AMC and then found the DVD last weekend at Borders.  Glad I picked this one up.  Robert Redford leads a team of three others, including George Segal, in trying to steal an African diamond called the Sahara Stone.  They end up stealing the diamond but through one misfortune after another, the quartet can't get their hands on it to earn their payment.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sanjuro on February 04, 2007, 01:22:00 PM
Yep, a film only gets a 10 if it's top 25 material. This is like... top 40 material. Might be upgraded to a 10 with repeat viewings.

See it 5 times more.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on February 04, 2007, 03:12:16 PM
After all these years, I've finally gotten around to seeing the 900-pound gorilla of American cinema that is "Citizen Kane".  I don't have any truly insightful comments, it was an excellent movie although, like "Casablanca" and other 40's films, I found it somewhat distant.  Orson Welles was excellent and the whole cast did fine work.  And it was an interesting film above all else, if a little pressed for time.  However, I certainly enjoyed it and no doubt it deserves its place in cinematic history.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on February 04, 2007, 04:38:47 PM
The Departed: 5 out of 5

[Pi]: 3.5 out of 5

Requiem For A Dream: 5 out of 5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: RallyMonkey on February 04, 2007, 05:55:20 PM
Pan's Labyrinth = 96%
Letters From Iwo Jima = 94%

Now, for a review of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

If you've never heard of this little gem, than you are definitely missing out. It stars Hugo Weaving (V for Vendetta, Agent Smith from The Matrix) and Guy Pearce (Memento) as a cross-dressing duo who team up with a transexual (Terrence Stamp) to travel across the outback in their bus Priscilla to get to the location of their new cabaret gig. Making many friends and enemies along the way.

It's extremely well made, and has a nice plot and message to it. The plot seems a bit contrived, but it takes itself surprisingly serious. Even if it doesn't sound interesting, it's worth the rental just to see Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce in drag, and they do some excellent acting.

90%


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jon1 on February 04, 2007, 07:00:13 PM
English Patient--5/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on February 06, 2007, 06:15:07 AM
You Can't Take It With You

The penultimate film from the Premiere Frank Capra Collection DVD boxset released by Sony, You Can't Take It With You is based on the Pulitzer Prize Winning play of the same title. It concerns it's self with a family of people living in New York who are led by the irrascible Grandpa (Lionel Barrymore) whose moto is do whatever you want. After recruiting a bored clark out of an estate agents to live in his house things seem to be going well. The his grandaughter (The ever beautiful and wonderful voiced Jean Arthur) falls in love with AJ Kirby (Jimmy Stewart in one of his earliest roles, on loan from paramount.) However she doesn't come up to the standards of AJ's family the money barons THE Kirbys. After hilarious dinner mixups and an arrest the familys seem more split then ever. It doesn't help either that Grandpa's house is in the way of Mr Kirby completing his biggest deal ever...
   This film is full of wonderful touches, from the joy of the clark realising he can escape from a job he hates to making childhood gadgets, to the beautiful and not overly sickly romance striking up between Jimmy and Jean. Capra seems to play this as a stage play, certain camera angles and movements throughout the film seem to hold the film up as if it was being performed on stage. This film feels slower then Capra's previous successes but not so it crawls and in the end it has one of the most uplifting films I've seen since, well Mr Deeds.

LA's Score 4 out of 5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Amaze on February 06, 2007, 11:56:50 AM
The Sixties: The Years That Shaped a Generation
documentary about the counter-culture decade

this documentary claims to be about the sixties, but it skips all the way up to '68 within 20-30 mins and stays there for over an hour. it covers all sorts of big events like vietnam war, the protests, the shooting of mlk jr. and a lot of the hippie culture. is it politically biased? perhaps. but I still enjoyed a slice of the sixties even with it's narrow focus on the end of the era.

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amistad
a bunch of slaves kill their captors and commands the ship they're on to sail to who knows where. they end up somewhere in the united states and legal action ensues with various factions claiming ownership of the slaves.

I have developed a serious distaste for courtroom dramas and this movie didn't change that. as pompous as anything historical hollywood has pumped out, this is just too much to try to take seriously. I was not surprised to see spielberg's name when the movie ended. it has some decent acting in it though.

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Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on February 06, 2007, 04:12:59 PM
Treasure of the Sierra Madre - 9/10.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on February 06, 2007, 07:46:04 PM
Mr Smith Goes To Washington

Wow, Capra's best movie in my opinion. Taking his excellent use of comedy and drama into the walls of the senate this film keeps you in stitches, tears and suspense. Jimmy Stewart plays Jeff Smith an idealistic young man who is elected senator to cover up the shady dealings of Senator Payne (Claude Raines, you always know its going to be a great movie when his name appears in the credits.). Guided around by his reluctant secretary (Jean Arthur, I think I'm in love...) he finds his naivety is not welcome in the capital as he becomes used and abused by those around him.
    From the early scenes of Smith walking around the great monuments of Washington to the hoarsed voice finale the film keeps you raptured with its great mix of emotions. As often with Capra's movies the hero has to go through hell to get to the right. Stewarts performance is top notch and Jean Arthur plays lovingly as the ice queen who melts.
     I have enjoyed all 5 films in the Capra set but tellingly this is my favourite of the lot and so much so that it has manged to make it into my top 20. I recomend it to all.

LA's Score 5 out of 5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on February 06, 2007, 09:31:04 PM
I was glued to the television set for the past two hours while I watched Ozu's awesome TOKYO STORY. It's a prime example that a film doesn't necessarily need a whole lot of goings-on or action to keep you interested throughout. I didn't think there was one boring moment in this, actually. It's about an elderly couple who travel to Tokyo to meet their children and grandchildren, but are initially received with cold dismissal. Their children even send them to a day-spa in an attempt to get them out of their hair. The only person who actually appreciates their presence is their daughter-in-law, who was married to their son, who died in the war 8 years earlier. I won't spoil the plot any more. I'll just say that this is a fascinating film not to be missed.

9/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on February 06, 2007, 09:44:49 PM
Hard Boiled

5 out of 5

Probably 2 out of 3 on my Top Action Movies.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on February 08, 2007, 07:58:27 PM
Harvey

Having seen this film in excerpts and truncated forms over the years I was very glad to sit down and watching this delightful film. I think everyone knows the story about the man and the 6 foot rabbit but I found this such a heart warming tale, not sentimental enough to make me feel ill (unlike ET where I seem to fall into a minority of people who can't stand that film). And yes, I think that darned white rabbit has had an effect on me.

LA's Score 5 out 5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sanjuro on February 08, 2007, 11:22:22 PM
I was glued to the television set for the past two hours while I watched Ozu's awesome TOKYO STORY. It's a prime example that a film doesn't necessarily need a whole lot of goings-on or action to keep you interested throughout. I didn't think there was one boring moment in this, actually. It's about an elderly couple who travel to Tokyo to meet their children and grandchildren, but are initially received with cold dismissal. Their children even send them to a day-spa in an attempt to get them out of their hair. The only person who actually appreciates their presence is their daughter-in-law, who was married to their son, who died in the war 8 years earlier. I won't spoil the plot any more. I'll just say that this is a fascinating film not to be missed.

9/10

I'm glad you enjoyed this masterpiece by great Yasujiro Ozu. I'd like to congraturate you especially because you are really developing your taste for the subtle pathos of life portrayed in this type of film at your age. If you see more of Ozu films, you can tell his distinctive style of storytelling. Also, you will be surprised at his great sense of humor when he directed children.

You liked this masterpiece so much and you only give 9 out of 10?
 


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on February 09, 2007, 08:24:41 AM
Why not? It's not his best film. Save those 10s for Banshun and Bakushu and The Flavor of Mackeral.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on February 09, 2007, 08:43:13 AM
After all these years, I've finally gotten around to seeing the 900-pound gorilla of American cinema that is "Citizen Kane".  I don't have any truly insightful comments, it was an excellent movie although, like "Casablanca" and other 40's films, I found it somewhat distant.  Orson Welles was excellent and the whole cast did fine work.  And it was an interesting film above all else, if a little pressed for time.  However, I certainly enjoyed it and no doubt it deserves its place in cinematic history.
Jeez, Groggy, talk about damning with faint praise. Any 900-pound gorilla worth his bananas deserves more than this. And so:

Much has been written about this film, but nothing has improved on the review written by Jorge Luis Borges the year Citizen Kane was released.

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A kind of metaphysical detective story, its subject (both psychological and allegorical) is the investigation of a man’s inner self, through the works he has wrought, the words he has spoken, the many lives he has ruined. The same technique was used by Joseph Conrad in Chance (1914) and in that beautiful film The Power and the Glory: a rhapsody of miscellaneous scenes without chronological order. Overwhelmingly, endlessly, Orson Welles shows fragments of the life of the man, Charles Foster Kane, and invites us to combine them and to reconstruct him. Forms of multiplicity and incongruity abound in the film: the first scenes record the treasures amassed by Kane; in one of the last, a poor woman, luxuriant and suffering, plays with an enormous jigsaw puzzle on the floor of a palace that is also a museum. At the end we realize that the fragments are not governed by any secret unity: the detested Charles Foster Kane is a simulacrum, a chaos of appearances. (A possible corollary, foreseen by David Hume, Ernst Mach, and our own Macedonio Ferenandez: no man knows who he is, no man is anyone.) In a story by Chesterton—“The Head of Caesar,” I think—the hero observes that nothing is so frightening as a labyrinth with no center. This film is precisely that labyrinth.

As good as this is, it can stand a bit of tweaking.

Borges needlessly muddies the water with his citations of Hume et al. If “no man is anyone” then there seems to have been no particular reason to make Kane the subject of the film. Any sort of person would have done as well: tinker, tailor, lampshade maker. But surely the point of using Kane was to demonstrate a rich irony: this person most present in his society is, in private life, a complete nullity. Further, we, the audience, best appreciate this irony when able to contrast Kane with others, those who, like ourselves, may not exist as flamboyantly, but who in fact lead incomparably richer lives.

Taking the above caveat into account, Borges’s interpretation of the puzzle montage is substantially correct. Not all men, but Kane in particular is “a chaos of appearances.” Not the film Citizen Kane, but the man Charles Foster Kane is “a labyrinth with no center.” (Borges’s own logic eludes him. If nothing is as frightening as a labyrinth without a center, and this film is such a labyrinth, cinema-goers would run screaming out of every showing.) Citizen Kane, then, does have a center: the revelation concerning Kane’s true (lack of) character.

Thus the film’s technique of fragmentation is the ideal exposition of its theme: Charles Foster Kane, though of many parts, is less than their sum. Such an approach works well for a despised character, but would not do as well for other biographies, a life of Lincoln, for example, or the story of Christ.

This limitation shows up the film’s one great weakness: its central character, we come to learn, is not worth our time. This is worth knowing, of course, but having once learned it, what need have we to return to the character? In fact, students of the film never do. Citizen Kane is today appreciated almost entirely for its formal qualities (which are considerable).

No, we expect more from our masterpieces: grand characters. When we survey the characters of the Western narrative tradition who continue to command our attention, we encounter nothing but great souls: Achilles, Medea, Orlando, Lear. It is not a question of heroes or villains—Macbeth exhibits greatness every bit as much as Henry V does.  Charles Foster Kane, on the other hand, is neither hero nor villain. He’s not even a complete human being, and a non-entity is not, ultimately, a fit subject for contemplation—there is nothing to contemplate.

It is a hard judgment on a work of art that, rather than failing to accomplish its purpose, has succeeded too well. But there it is.

Consider the ironic title, which invites ridicule upon its subject. This is a very different title compared to, say, Oedipus Rex, which, free of irony, informs us that Oedipus remains kingly even as he falls.

And so, Citizen Kane cannot be the greatest film of all time, not even the greatest American film of all time. It was, however, the best American film in the year of its production and should have won the Best Picture Oscar for 1941.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sanjuro on February 09, 2007, 02:29:59 PM
Why not? It's not his best film. Save those 10s for Banshun and Bakushu and The Flavor of Mackeral.

"Tokyo Story" is definitely one of the best Ozu films, if not the best. Banshun and Bakushu are good, but I'd say "Tokyo Story" is better than "Sanma no Aji (The Flavor of Mackeral)". Life depicted in "Tokyo Story" is more full and more rich in emotions. Overall, it's more profound.   


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on February 09, 2007, 04:00:51 PM


You liked this masterpiece so much and you only give 9 out of 10?
 

Still not top 20 material, still not a 10 out of 10.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on February 09, 2007, 06:06:01 PM
A Scanner Darkly 4.5 out of 5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on February 10, 2007, 08:57:47 AM
Good call.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on February 12, 2007, 08:52:33 AM
"Tokyo Story" is definitely one of the best Ozu films, if not the best. Banshun and Bakushu are good, but I'd say "Tokyo Story" is better than "Sanma no Aji (The Flavor of Mackeral)". Life depicted in "Tokyo Story" is more full and more rich in emotions. Overall, it's more profound.   
Now you’ve done it. Whenever I hear the word “profound” I reach for my keypad.

Ozu, I venture, is never profound (at least in his mature period), except in a very narrow sense (which I will get to later). In fact, profundity, or depth, is an antonym of the word most often associated with the man.

Famously, Ozu’s gravestone (which I’ve visited more than once) is inscribed with the kanji for mu, a term meaning not “nothingness,” as some have reported, but “emptiness,” or perhaps “an emptying out.” The key distinction, of course, is that nothingness is forever but emptiness may only be temporary (it follows, and may yet precede, fullness). This would seem an appropriate symbol for a gravestone, especially if a metaphysical statement were being made. Happily, Ozu spared us such sentiments in his films.

Mu, nonetheless, has implications for the filmmaker’s art. I, at any rate, like to think that Ozu employed mu as his dominant creative principle. Is there anything to support this assertion? Let’s go to the tape.

Because it’s in glorious Agfacolor, has an amusing plot, and was, I’ve come to learn, released in Japan on the day I was born (thanks for the present, Ozu-sama!), Equinox Flower is now one of my favorite Ozus. Apart from everything else, the film is known for a red teapot that makes several appearances in the living room of the featured family. It’s been said (by me, anyway) that that pot is another character in the film. And like any good character, it’s unpredictable. Each time we visit the family we’re never quit sure where it will pop up. Will we find it sitting on the tatami? Beside the kotatsu? On the other side of  the room? It is a game Ozu plays with his viewers, moving it about between scenes, but in the end he pulls a fast one, directing the pot to purposely miss its final cue. (The gag works because in addition to the pot a red cushion has also been present throughout; because of the teapot, however, the cushion goes unnoticed until the final scene: the absence of the pot renders the cushion suddenly conspicuous).

The point is, the red pot is just a red pot. Its symbolic function, or its potential to function symbolically, has been emptied out. We are free to enjoy it (or not enjoy it) for exactly what it is rather than for what it means.

Ozu provides the same service for his humanoid characters. We are so used to types in movies that we cannot see a “father” or a “daughter” or a “mother-in-law” without loading them down with preconceptions. Ozu’s idiosyncratic approach to filmmaking has this to recommend it, it requires us to look directly (sometimes literally) at the characters and appreciate them for who they are rather than what. In Ozu, characters matter more than roles. Hence Ozu/Noda’s reliance on conventional plots: Late Spring, Late Autumn, An Autumn Afternoon, for example, tell nearly identical stories. It is the differing characters from one film to the next that sustains our interest.

Characters are everything to Ozu. In fact, it is accurate to say that the stories exist for them rather than the characters for the stories. Even thematic concerns are subordinated to the characters.

Take another example. In Tokyo Story, Noriko (Setsuko Hara) says, late in the film, “Life is disappointing, isn’t it?” It is a mistake to give this perfectly conventional sentiment any great weight as some critics do. This is not the director making a statement; Ozu does not use mouthpieces. This is not even an epiphany for Noriko. It is just something that people say. Or rather, it is just something that people say, and so Noriko, a specifically imagined young Japanese widow talking to her mother-in-law in a Tokyo aparto at a precise moment in 1952, says it. The significance of the expression is not found in the words themselves, which are clichéd and therefore have been emptied out, but in the fact that sympathy has been expressed between two people. This is true stomach-to-stomach communication, as they say in J-land. For the viewer, the important thing is the apprehension of two characters rendered on film with startling verisimilitude, so that they are present much the same way real people are with us in our quotidian world.

Ozu’s profundity is this, that he steadfastly eschews profundity, preferring to recreate and observe living, breathing characters. The forms of drama and narrative are preserved, of course, because character is only revealed in action, but Ozu takes pains to make those forms as transparent as possible. Nothing is allowed to divert our gaze from the marvelous people who inhabit his films, characters who contrast well against threadbare plots and artificial sets with prankish props. In the end, our favorite Ozu films are determined by which characters we most enjoy spending time with. Some enjoy the kindly old couple visiting relatives in Tokyo, but I prefer to spend my 2 hours with either the 27 year old spinster from Kamakura named Noriko (Setsuko Hara) in Late Spring, or the 29 year old spinster from Kamakura named Noriko (Setsuko Hara) in Early Summer.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on February 13, 2007, 04:20:50 PM
Zorba the Greek - we got an early dismissal from school and I got to watch this on TCM this afternoon.  I found it watchable but unremarkable, and about a half-hour too long.  Anthony Quinn was amazing as usual, and Irene Papas was gorgeous, but Alan Bates was really bland and overall the film struggled to hold my interest.  The best scene was the murder of Papas' character by the townspeople - a gripping and very well-done sequence.  I'd give it a 6/10.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on February 14, 2007, 08:23:13 AM
Utamaro o meguru gonin no onna (1946) [Utamaro and his Five Women] Kenji Mizoguchi. A fictional account of Utamaro, Japan's most famous woodblock artist. Highly episodic, it moves along well until the ending, which is somewhat predictable (Utamaro, under sentence not to paint but nonetheless inspired by all he sees about him--Oh, the humanity!--is finally freed from handcuffs to crank out his masterworks). Notable for the first appearance of Kuniyo Tanaka in a Mizoguchi film. Anachronisms abound, but the most risible comes at about the mid-way point: Utamaro and some friends have heard about a Lord who employs a bevy of nude female swimmers to catch fish for him, and the boys head for the beach for an eyeful. Suddenly, the film leaps into the deep end of an Esther Williams picture! Traveling shots actually show the women whipping off their gear in sequence as the camera passes. Oh Kenji, you wonderful old hack! 2/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jon1 on February 14, 2007, 06:51:06 PM
Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese through American Movies.....I'm only about halfway through and already recommend it to all film buffs.  Great stuff.  Clint Eastwood is interviewed.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Amaze on February 18, 2007, 11:46:02 AM
which way is up
a orangepicker loses his job when he accidentally joins a workers union and is forced to go to the city to find a job. there he witnesses a murder and is employed by the company responsible. or something like that.

the only thing that saves this movie is richard pryor and the three roles he portrays in it. the story pretty much stinks or at least it\'s told in a very sloppy way. and the low cost of production is evident all thoughout the movie. still manages to sometimes be funny thanks to richard.

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enemy at the gates
2 snipers, one russian the other german, play a cat and mouse game in stalingrad.

good movie. probably the only one with jude law that I\'ve enjoyed. tho I did find the portrayal of the russians a bit too farfetched.

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idiocracy
a man and a woman is frozen by the military in an experiment. they are forgotten and wake up 500 years later. mankind has regressed into unbelievable stupidity.

meh. annoying and mostly unfunny

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Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jon1 on February 18, 2007, 12:03:57 PM
Harvey

Having seen this film in excerpts and truncated forms over the years I was very glad to sit down and watching this delightful film. I think everyone knows the story about the man and the 6 foot rabbit but I found this such a heart warming tale, not sentimental enough to make me feel ill (unlike ET where I seem to fall into a minority of people who can't stand that film). And yes, I think that darned white rabbit has had an effect on me.

LA's Score 5 out 5
Was Donnie Darko inspired by this?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Tim on February 18, 2007, 08:55:49 PM
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Was Donnie Darko inspired by this?

  Donnie's rabbit has a darker backstory, just by a little.   ;)  I haven't seen all of Harvey, but from what I've seen it's two different things.  But I'm not positive, so I wouldn't be too surprised if someone said the opposite.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Amaze on February 19, 2007, 01:29:33 AM
american movie
a struggling filmmaker tries to finish his movie project named "coven"

if you are ever going to see a documentary about amateur filmmaking, this is it. just excellent stuff. it will either push you to try make one yourself or dissuade you from ever picking up a camera.

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Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos
about the soccer team of new york that made it a big sport in the usa

I thought this was just about the star-packed team, but the movie also details the success and failure of soccer in the united states. worth seeing.

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meet joe black
a man is employed by Death to be his guide to the world as we know it. and all he wants is love  ::)

I can appreciate the message here, but this was a long ass and boring movie.

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Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on February 19, 2007, 09:10:34 AM
american movie
a struggling filmmaker tries to finish his movie project named "coven"

if you are ever going to see a documentary about amateur filmmaking, this is it. just excellent stuff. it will either push you to try make one yourself or dissuade you from ever picking up a camera.
In any case, it should persuade you never to become an alcoholic.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Amaze on February 19, 2007, 11:38:13 AM
yes!  ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on February 19, 2007, 01:40:08 PM
Finding Nemo - 9/10.  What can I say?  I love this movie!  O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Amaze on February 20, 2007, 01:13:32 PM

raging bull
a conflicted boxer reaches the top of his career, then loses everything.

the performances by de niro, pesci and the girl are still as good as ever. but the movie was more serious than I felt like enduring yesterday.

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Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: marmota-b on February 20, 2007, 01:36:17 PM
Finding Nemo - 9/10.  What can I say?  I love this movie!  O0

I don´t. :P


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on February 20, 2007, 01:40:18 PM
Ah come on you gotta love Pixar/Disney films  O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on February 20, 2007, 01:48:09 PM
The last few movies I saw....

Tombstone - 6.5 / 10

Paint Your Wagon - 8 /10 (oh god i just went there)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on February 20, 2007, 04:31:50 PM
Ah come on you gotta love Pixar/Disney films  O0
No, only the good ones (Monsters Inc., The Incredibles). Poor Groggy. The decline continues........


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on February 20, 2007, 05:18:15 PM
What about the Toy Story's, even A Bug's Life has some redeeming qualities  ???


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on February 20, 2007, 05:25:54 PM
If you think "Monsters Inc." is better than "Toy Story", "Toy Story 2", or "Finding Nemo", you need to get your taste examined. ;D

"A Bug's Life" - I liked that one better when I first saw it under the title of "Antz".  :P

And someone mentioned "Enemy at the Gates"?  That was a tough movie to sit through.  Bits of it were very good, but it was too over-the-top, too long, and there was too much "head-explodey" going on.  Joseph Fiennes, Ed Harris, and Ron Perlman were good, the rest -  :-\. (Bob Hoskins was okay as Khruschev but it wasn't a great performance.)  The action scenes and music were too much "generic WWII" for my taste.  Maybe a 5 (or 6 if I'm feeling very generous).


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Tim on February 20, 2007, 07:43:44 PM
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"A Bug's Life" - I liked that one better when I first saw it under the title of "Antz".

  I like A Bug's Life just for its references to The Magnificent Seven.  And I should say that I'm a big fan of Pixar movies, especially Monsters Inc and the Toy Story movies, all three are classics.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jon1 on February 21, 2007, 10:05:47 PM
Hannibal Rising

Disgusting.

This is sort of the classic revenge storyline with a psychotic twist.  A young Hannibal Lecter sets out to take revenge on the starving soldiers who cannibalized his sister on the eastern front of WW2.

Silence of the Lambs did have some graphically violent moments (peeling off the face)....but some of the most chilling, and thrilling moments came from dialogue, great acting and what we couldn't see/didn't know...It's the exact opposite here....we see all the violence, and there are no real surprises.

I also don't really buy the film's explanation of Hannibal getting into cannibalism(which is really the biggest question of the film).  There probably are historical examples of victims adopting the behavior of their victimizer's, but it isn't believable in the context of this movie.

I can just see the Screenwriting committee working on the script for Hannibal Rising....

"How can we get Hannibal to wear that mask from 'Lambs' for the previews?"

"Oh I got it....he'll date a Japanese samurai women!"


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jon1 on February 21, 2007, 10:10:30 PM
Had a pretty serious movie day today....in addition to Hannibal Rising, I also saw:

Maltese Falcon-- 5/5
On the Waterfront-- 5/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on February 21, 2007, 10:37:57 PM
I find "Maltese Falcon" to be quite overrated myself. On the Waterfront, on the other hand, is  one of the best movies ever made.

I recently viewed...

Gone With the Wind - 3/5
The Gold Rush - 4/5
Some Like It Hot - 4/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on February 22, 2007, 04:19:13 PM
I find "Maltese Falcon" to be quite overrated myself.
Truer words were never posted. A lot of people sit around talking in a set-bound production (they did have backlots in those days, after all): generally, a pretty dull movie (and Mary Astor? Okay, I guess, if your taste runs to young boys....)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jon1 on February 22, 2007, 04:21:10 PM
Just watched Casablanca following Maltese Falcon, and half the cast is in both movies.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on February 22, 2007, 04:30:28 PM
Truer words were never posted. A lot of people sit around talking in a set-bound production (they did have backlots in those days, after all): generally, a pretty dull movie (and Mary Astor? Okay, I guess, if your taste runs to young boys....)

That hurt  :'( What do you think of Across The Pacific?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on February 22, 2007, 04:42:00 PM
I don't think you want to know....


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on February 22, 2007, 08:39:31 PM
The Ballad of Cable Hogue 8 / 10 -- I really like this one, with Robards as that lovable little bandit Cable Hogue... "With an LE!" At first i didn't like the slow motion portions, then I realized that Peckinpah probably deliberately did this to contrast all of his other westerns with soooo much slow motion.

Ride The High Country 9 / 10 -- This one's brilliant because of all the little things, like the way the aging Randolph Scott says he needs to read the contract in private because he doesn't want anybody to know he needs reading glasses, and the way Randolph and Joel McCrea pick up their coffee cups off the table before the young bloke smashes down onto the table in the barfight, and the way, when the young fella picks a fight with Randolph, Joel takes his coat, steps aside out of the frame, Randolph lays the kid out in one punch, and Joel steps back into the frame and gives him his coat back; oh, man, it's a hoot. (how many commas were in that review... too many...) Anyways... I think i love this movie... a lot. A LOT.

Pat Garrett And Billy the Kid  7 / 10 -- Funny, i seem to remember liking it more. Maybe that's because I watched the Preview Cut last time and the 2005 cut this time to see which one I found more satisfying.  Maybe i'll watch the 88 Preview Cut in a couple weeks and leave a real review for this.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on February 23, 2007, 05:43:19 AM
Now Voyager

The ultimate ugly duckling story with Bette Davis burying herself in an unidentifiable make-up in the begining playing a daughter smothered heavily by her matriachal mother. On the brink of a nervous breakdown she is brought to the clinic run by Claude Raines who helps her get back on her feet. She's put on a cruise ship and through a wonderfuly edited sequence we see her true beauty. On board she meets a desperatly unhappily married man Paul Henreid whose daughter is suffering a similar fate to Bette's. After a romp around a beautiful island they fall in love but are seperated as she leaves back for Boston. When she returns, everyone is shocked by her new appearance and demanor, most of all her mother...

I think it's the performances that carry this wonderful film along with Bette being more then briliant as usual and the ever likable Claude Raines in good support with Paul Henreid being  a good love interest for the main character. Max Steiner's score is incredible and will stay with you long after. Direction is strong with interesting use of camera angles, tracking shots and pans.

LA's Score 4 out of 5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on February 23, 2007, 11:06:59 AM
Shakespeare in Love - Watched this for the second time in school, and I don't care what Dave Jenkins thinks - it's a good movie, with fine performances and a lot of clever dialogue.  With "Saving Private Ryan" and "Elizabeth" out there, it definitely wasn't Best Picture of 1998, but it's still pretty good. - 7/10

The Caine Mutiny - I read the play a few months back, though I still have to read the novel.  Very interesting storyline; other than the romance garbage with May Wynn, this is an excellent film.  Bogart is exceptional but Jose Ferrer comes very close to stealing the show in his thirty minutes onscreen as the defense attorney. - 8/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: noodles_leone on February 23, 2007, 04:47:31 PM
The 400 Blows - 4/5
Amazing direction, a nice story, and a very good child performance from Jean-Pierre Léaud. The film is shy of a 5/5 score for two reasons. For one, there is a lack of emotional value that I like to have in films. Two, there was not exactly an ending, really. Still, it's a must-see and a must-purchase as well (a fairly cheap Criterion at $20). If you havn't seen it, get to it immediately.

No real ending is not a real flaw for this movie i think, since nowadays there has been around 3 sequels................... The character of antoien doinel was used by truffaut in (in french, sorry) l'amour en fuite, baisers volés and another one that i cannot remember...


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on February 23, 2007, 05:52:48 PM
I knew of these sequals, but I just don't care at all to watch them. It seems like a horrible idea to make a sequal out of such a movie, and I don't even want to know what the character does with the rest of his life. It would kind of ruin the point of the movie and the ending's freeze-frame of his confused face.

Shane - 4/5
This was a good reminder of how much I love westerns, as I havn't seen a good one in awile. The plot was great and interesting, and Shane is now one of my favorite movie characters - if not my favorite. I felt like I was a little kid again, amazed by Shane's skills and charm, just as Joey was. I also absolutely loved the ending showdown and Shane's departure. In fact, I'm willing to give this another viewing sometime soon. This is fairly close to being a 5/5, but I don't like to give out such a rating too easily.

Rrpower's Rating Scale

5 - A masterpiece, or close to it. Simply amazing.
4 - Very, very good - atleast one viewing is necessary.
3 - It's good, but passable.
2 - Don't waste your time on this - a bad movie.
1 - Avoid this at all costs necessary, even if it means suicide.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on February 23, 2007, 08:48:50 PM
The Pink Panther 5/5 with Peter Sellers, David Niven, Claudia Cardinale, Capuchin, and score by Henry Mancini what's not to like?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: marmota-b on February 24, 2007, 02:56:53 AM
Ah come on you gotta love Pixar/Disney films  O0

I'm afraid not. It's not the kind of films I like. I didn't like The Incredibles either. Too much of talking for me and not too much of sense in other things, I guess... I'm a bit allergic about scenes where someone says to someone else something along the lines of "You can do it." Though maybe I would have liked it more, if I was more familiar with superheroes. And if I had been watching it somewhere else than English lesson...
Howewer, my sister, who doesn't like this kind of films as well (she even didn't like Shrek too much, which really surprised me), liked Toy Story 2, so I guess I should give a chance to that one.

Maybe it's because I've grown up on Czech fairy-tales and cartoons, that are quite different. ;)

Oh well, I liked some of the traditional animation Disney films... as I said in "guilty secrets" thread, I liked Brother Bear...




Last films I saw. I don't feel like rating them on a scale, however...

Cock and Bull Story: Tristram Shandy
= one of the best films I saw recently (and that means especially that it delighted me). If you are familiar with Tristram Shandy book by Lawrence Sterne (and like it at least a bit), you shouldn't miss this one. It has that exact perfect amount of absurdity and chaos like the book has. It is about the way an unfilmable book is being filmed... and everybody thinks the book is about something different... Great and funny. With more levels in it. As father said "Nobody but the British could make such film." If you like Monty Pythons, try it, too. ;)

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
Go to the thread about it, I'll hopefully write something there...
http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=4431.0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: geoman-1 on February 24, 2007, 08:38:10 AM
Now Voyager



I think it's the performances that carry this wonderful film along with Bette being more then briliant as usual and the ever likable Claude Raines in good support with Paul Henreid being  a good love interest for the main character. Max Steiner's score is incredible and will stay with you long after. Direction is strong with interesting use of camera angles, tracking shots and pans.

LA's Score 4 out of 5
Totally agree LA.  If you remember, during the theatre scene in Summer of '42, this movie was playing
on the screen. A true classic and great music too.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on February 24, 2007, 09:34:06 AM

The Caine Mutiny - I read the play a few months back, though I still have to read the novel.  Very interesting storyline; other than the romance garbage with May Wynn, this is an excellent film.  Bogart is exceptional but Jose Ferrer comes very close to stealing the show in his thirty minutes onscreen as the defense attorney. - 8/10
This was on  TV yesterday and I caught the second half. I agree about Jose Ferrer: an amazing performance, and it's all in the guy's voice.

However, Shakespeare in Love really sucks, especially if you venerate the Bard as I do.

So Groggy's reviews get a 5/10. >:D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on February 24, 2007, 10:26:28 AM

Ride The High Country 9 / 10 -- This one's brilliant because of all the little things, like the way the aging Randolph Scott says he needs to read the contract in private because he doesn't want anybody to know he needs reading glasses, and the way Randolph and Joel McCrea pick up their coffee cups off the table before the young bloke smashes down onto the table in the barfight, and the way, when the young fella picks a fight with Randolph, Joel takes his coat, steps aside out of the frame, Randolph lays the kid out in one punch, and Joel steps back into the frame and gives him his coat back; oh, man, it's a hoot. (how many commas were in that review... too many...) Anyways... I think i love this movie... a lot. A LOT.

Pat Garrett And Billy the Kid  7 / 10 -- Funny, i seem to remember liking it more. Maybe that's because I watched the Preview Cut last time and the 2005 cut this time to see which one I found more satisfying.  Maybe i'll watch the 88 Preview Cut in a couple weeks and leave a real review for this.


I'm glad to see you gave Ride the High Country such a high rating. One of the greatest westerns IMO.

As for Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, the 1988 version is much better. Believe me.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Juan Miranda on February 24, 2007, 10:32:50 AM

Cock and Bull Story: Tristram Shandy
= one of the best films I saw recently
Fabulous little film that deserves to be better known. Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon's final "dual of the Pacinos" was hilarious stuff. I've only been lucky enough to work on one feature film so far (as boom op and sound assistant), and A COCK AND BULL STORY is the most accurate portrayal of what it's like to work on a movie that I've ever seen, with the chaos, love affairs, exhaustion, compromise and good old British humour to keep the darn thing going.

With a name like "Winterbottom" I guess you have to develop a good sense of humour, but his best film to date was his 2002 production, IN THIS WORLD, an utterly intense study of economic migrants travelling from Pakistan to the UK, via people smugglers. Grim stuff.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: marmota-b on February 24, 2007, 11:22:15 AM
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon's final "dual of the Pacinos" was hilarious stuff.

Yeah, their conversations were perfect.

Or the old battle scene. ;)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on February 24, 2007, 11:29:10 AM
Fabulous little film that deserves to be better known. Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon's final "dual of the Pacinos" was hilarious stuff. I've only been lucky enough to work on one feature film so far (as boom op and sound assistant), and A COCK AND BULL STORY is the most accurate portrayal of what it's like to work on a movie that I've ever seen, with the chaos, love affairs, exhaustion, compromise and good old British humour to keep the darn thing going.

With a name like "Winterbottom" I guess you have to develop a good sense of humour, but his best film to date was his 2002 production, IN THIS WORLD, an utterly intense study of economic migrants travelling from Pakistan to the UK, via people smugglers. Grim stuff.

It's the one film I sorely missed out on seeing at the LFF back on 2005.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on February 25, 2007, 03:43:01 PM
Memento-5 out of 5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on February 25, 2007, 03:57:52 PM
Snakes on a Plane - 1/10.  I don't really have much to say, except if MST3K were brought back, this would be the first movie they would do.  :P


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on February 26, 2007, 07:43:12 AM
Joining the Tristram Shandy discussion: very funny movie. Did you notice all the musical jokes? The Nyman stuff from Draughtsman Contract was amusing, but I almost busted a gut when they launched into Handel's Sarabande (made infamous, or course, by Barry Lyndon). Juan's right about the dueling Pacinos at the end, though: beyond funny.

This is one where you really need the DVD, as it contains some good deleted scenes, also some interesting stuff with Stephen Fry talking to an authority on Sterne. You actually come away from it having learned something.

BTW, Tatana, if you liked this flick you might go for 24 Hour Party People as well. It's another Winterbottom film with Steve Coogan, and although it's funniest if you know something about Factory Records in the late 70s and 80s, anyone can enjoy it. Uses some to the same techniques as TS.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: marmota-b on February 26, 2007, 08:29:07 AM
BTW, Tatana, if you liked this flick you might go for 24 Hour Party People as well. It's another Winterbottom film with Steve Coogan, and although it's funniest if you know something about Factory Records in the late 70s and 80s, anyone can enjoy it. Uses some to the same techniques as TS.

It all depends on whether I can get it into my hands. But thank you for tip. :)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on March 02, 2007, 03:46:39 PM
A recent Mizoguchi retrospective in town, as well as the release on DVD of a spate of films by Mikio Naruse, has enabled me to gorge myself on “white and black” Japanese women’s pictures of the 30s and 50s. Impressions follow.

Akasen chitai [Street of Shame] (1956). Kenji Mizoguchi. The trials and tribulations of women in a mid-50s Tokyo brothel. An ensemble piece with varied characters who have this in common: they’re not responsible for what they do for a living. The culprit is circumstances: economic, social, familial. Occasional good performances, but mostly a lot of whining and preaching. 3/5

Onna ga kaidan wo agaru toki [When a Woman Ascends the Stairs] (1960) Mikio Naruse. In Tohoscope. The trials and tribulations of a Tokyo bar hostess. The hostess (Hideko Takamine) receives three declarations of love in the course of the film but is unable to parlay any into happiness; this offers the female viewer the chance to wallow in the heroine’s suffering; the male viewer, however, has the opportunity to work up to a declaration of his own as Takamine, a real honey, is in almost every scene. (Takamine is the Elizabeth Taylor of Japan: she began as a child star, appeared in a horse movie as a teen (Uma, 1941), and went on to a long and impressive adult career. She looked great in 1960—as did Liz).5/5

Nagareru [Flowing] (1956) Mikio Naruse. Boasting the talents of Kuniyo Tanaka, Isuzu Yamada, Hideko Takamine, Haruko Sugimura, Mariko Okada and others (probably the most impressive cast of Japanese actresses ever to appear in one film), this is about the trials and tribulations of women in a failing geisha house, especially those of the owner (Yamada) and her daughter (Takamine). Good performances abound but the most remarkable must be Tanaka’s as the housemaid. In fact, other characters frequently do remark on the way she handles her duties with grace and unostentatious dignity. She is the still point in the turning household, the equivalent of the enlightened ferryman at the end of Hesse’s Sidhartha. The world is flowing (much like the Sumida river we frequently see), and she’s going with it.5/5

Gion no shimai
[Sisters of the Gion] (1936). Kenji Mizoguchi.The trials and tribulations of two sisters who work as geishas in the Gion quarter of Kyoto. The chief pleasure here being the chance to see Isuzu Yamada when she was young, the film is didactic on a simple theme: women must depend on men but men are undependable. The scheming sister (Yamada) is contrasted with the idealistic sister; both pursue male patronage according to their philosophies of life and both come to grief. The diatribe against geisha, delivered by Yamada in a fit of self-loathing at the end, is a bit much. 2/5

Zangiku monogatari [Story of the Last Chrysanthemums] (1939). Kenji Mizoguchi. Suffering for one’s art takes on greater dimensions in this picture, as the humiliations a struggling kabuki actor undergoes is nothing compared to those endured by his wife. She devotes herself selflessly to her husband and his artistic development, sacrificing, in the end, even her life; the film milks the (not entirely) ironic ending with interminable cross cuts between the two characters (the wife dies at the point the husband achieves his greatest recognition). Barring the final sequence, though, the 140+ minute film skips right along, even when it plops in long excerpts from authentic kabuki productions. 4/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: marmota-b on March 03, 2007, 03:49:24 AM
Kladivo na carodejnice

Czechoslovakian film about witch hunt in the second half of 17th century, that really took place in those times... strong, b-w film from 1969. Very recommended, though it's not a film you would like to see twice, I guess. As I've read 1984 recently, some aspects of it seemed similar to me... torture makes anyone say anything...
What strikes me most about it is the fact it was made in the era of communism. It's full of religious moments (that couldn't be left out, of course.) When I think about it, maybe it was its luck, that it was made in that year. Later such film couldn't be made, because the regime became stricter. And nowadays they would probably add strong love story or something like that...

5/5, though not the best 5/5, some things in it were disturbing me a bit, especially the very begining - still I don't understand what was its meaning there. Maybe, if I read the book, I would know... but I don't want to read it.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: geoman-1 on March 03, 2007, 11:53:02 AM
WIFEMISTRESS (1977)

A fine Italian film. A surreal look into the sexual awakening of an abandoned
women. Score, cinematography is near perfect. 5/5 O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on March 03, 2007, 02:49:57 PM
Major Dundee 4/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on March 03, 2007, 03:07:14 PM
Firecreek an ok western with Fonda in his first bad guy role about a 3.5/5 watchable but could have been way better Jimmy Stewart was a bit miscastm a little to old for the part he played, this is a film that could use a remake.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on March 03, 2007, 03:41:48 PM
Gangs of New York - 7/10.  Finally got to watch this one today.  As someone who is a major Civil War buff (and also knows a fair amount about 19th Century NYC) I found the attention to detail and little factual anecdotes quite interesting.  I loved the inclusion of the various Five Points Gangs, the Old Brewery and Sportsmen's Hall (though in the film it was called "Satan's Circus" or whatever) with the dog/rat fights, the woman gangster who kept people's ears in a jar, the battling fire brigades, P.T. Barnum and Horace Greeley as cameo characters, the Irish immigrants going directly from the docks to the Union Army, the Draft Riots - all these anecdotes/events are historically accurate to some extent and they make for compelling cinema.  However, the film overall didn't impress me.  While Daniel Day-Lewis was good with a wonderful period accent, he didn't captivate me the way that I supposed he would.  Leo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz were good with a lower case "g" - they didn't deliver astonishing performances either.  I liked the relationship between Bill the Butcher and Amsterdam, even if it was cliche, and the film's interweaving of the historical and personal was done in a skillful manner. 


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on March 04, 2007, 04:35:48 PM
All That Jazz. 5/5. Underrated masterpiece.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on March 04, 2007, 04:36:07 PM
All That Jazz. 5/5. Underrated masterpiece.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on March 04, 2007, 09:40:28 PM
Have some catching up to do with this thread:

Drunken Angel -- 5/5  Amazing 1948 Kurosawa film starring Mifune and Simura (big surprise).  The film is full of colorful and brilliant characters, coupled with awesome direction.  It's about a young Yakuza ruffian named Matsunaga (Mifune) who, after having been shot in the hand, visits a doctor (who's an alcoholic) to help him remove the bullet, who figures out that he has Tuberculosis.  Matsunaga is going to have to give up his drinking-and-partying lifestyle that he's become accustomed to.  The film focuses on the doctor-gangster relationship that is usually non-existant in crime films (the doctor is usually basically just there to fix up some guys who got shot in the previous neat-o action sequence).  This is a film NOT to be missed! CRITERION! REMASTER THIS! GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF THE GUTTER! The only NTSC version of this available is the god-awful Hong Kong bootleg that I made the mistake of buying.  The translation is the worst you will ever see.  Luckily a friend helped me out.  O0

Bob Le Flambeur -- 4/5 Very good Melville noir, famous for Le Samourai and Le Cercle Rouge, from the 50s.  Bob is a fascinating character, an ex-heistman (is that a word) who is now an aging gambler.  However, he's been on a losing streak.  He and his apprentice are going to pull off an epic casino job. Very good if your interested in Noir, particularly French ones, it ranks up there with classics like Touchez Pas Aus Grisbi.

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan 4/5 -- This movie is funny, no matter how you dice it.  It just goes for what's funny (except the extremely disturbing hotel wrestling scene with Azemat.... ugh....).  But it's so damn quotable: "Great success."  "You have obviously never met a man with a funny retardation."  "HIGH FIVE!"

Under the Flag of the Rising Sun 5/5 -- This is an amazing movie, directed in the 70's by Kinji Fukasaku (Tora! Tora! Tora!, Battle Royale, The Yakuza Papers); it is both moving and extremely stylized.  The war scenes range from bitterly tragic to utterly psychedelic.  It's about a Japanese woman, whose husband was executed for desertion during WWII.  However, she has reason to believe that there are many flaws in Japan's war records, and she visits the surviving members of his platoon for the real details of how he died.  Then, in horiffic Rashomon-style flashbacks, the four surviving soldiers tell their stories.  Do NOT miss this one.  I'll be watching Fukasaku's Battles Without Honor and Humanity (part I of The Yakuza Papers) very soon.

Scandal -- 4.5/5 Very intriguing though obscure film by Kurosawa starring Mifune and Simura (big surprise).  It's about an artist (Mifune) and a famous singer who are wrongfully accused of having an affair due to a photograph that was taken in the right place at the right time.  He decides to take action and sue the magazine who published this false article, and takes the help of a pathetic lawyer (Simura) whose angelic daughter has Tuberculosis.  It's as powerful today as it was then because to this DAY celebrities lives are being over-exposed in such a way.  It's disgusting, really.





Yep, this was a good last couple weeks when it came to movies.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on March 05, 2007, 08:57:58 AM
Madame de . . . (1953) Max Ophuls. A woman pawns a pair of earrings, a wedding gift from her husband, and they keep coming back to her. Each time the earrings gain significance, until by the end of the film they are literally religious icons. This is a film in which the tragic lovers end up dying for Love—but not necessarily for love of each other. Ophuls, famous for his moving camera, actually gets it to waltz with his characters here. Plot, performances, mise-en-scene: all first-rate. Surely, this is Ophul’s masterpiece. 5/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on March 05, 2007, 04:06:47 PM
I loved this...and I don't think comedians get adequate respect from critics.  Sean Cohen or whatever his name is a MASTER at comedy.  He engineered scenario after scenario that were so hilariously awkward that I could hardly bare watching.  I would like to see some sort of behind the scenes bit to see which parts were staged and which weren't. The Pam Anderson bagging for instance obviously was pre-arranged.

Yeah, Pam and Sacha Cohen had been friends for a long time, but those two were the only ones in on it, everyone elses reaction is for real. 



I know because of this guide to the "story behind each scene."

http://www.salon.com/ent/feature/2006/11/10/guide_to_borat/index.html (http://www.salon.com/ent/feature/2006/11/10/guide_to_borat/index.html)

"I see that moustache and say, 'Oh no, here comes a gat-dang Muslim, what kinda bombs he got strappin'?' "


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on March 05, 2007, 08:47:12 PM
Nighthawks (1981)  3/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Amaze on March 08, 2007, 11:10:45 AM
throne of blood
a samurai kills his way to become lord of a castle. in doing this he fulfills a prophecy that can only end in more bloodshed.

pretty old, but solid stuff from kurosawa. great performances by all parts.

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hard eight
a guy down on his luck is offered help from a stranger to win some money at casinos.

solid acting and a really down to earth story doesnt save this movie. it got too boring.

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jesus camp
documentary about evangelical christian kids going to a summer camp catered to their beliefs.

wow, more fucked up ideological christians brainwashing kids in america. funny and scary at the same time.

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punch drunk love
a guy spending most of his money on pudding with a frequent flier miles promotion, ends up in trouble with a sexphone company while trying to court his new girlfriend.

not bad for a romantic comedy. perhaps a bit cryptic at times.

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Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sanjuro on March 09, 2007, 12:31:10 AM
Silenzio, I'm glad you saw all those good films.

Drunken Angel is a landmark film for both Kurosawa and Mifune. Kurosawa established his style with this, and for Mifune, this is the first collaboration with Kurosawa and the rest is a history. I'm so happy you could finally see with good subtitles O0. 

Bob Le Flambours is a low-kye drama comparing to Melville's much later ones, but still you can enjoy Melville's unique esprit.

Scandal is one of less-talked-about Kurosawa films. Like Drunken Angel, the focus of drama shifts from the main character to the secondary and it's worse in this case. Nevertheless, it's fun to see Mifune's young artist and Shimura's corrupt lawyer. Somehow shimura's character overlaps with his another role in Ikiru.

Under the Flag of Rising Sun - An extremely powerful film. Benefitted from an excellent screeplay by Kaneto Shindo, Fukasaku fully expressed his life-long thoughts on WW II with great imagery. He extends his thoughts to Yakuza Papers. Yakuza Papers really represents Japanese cinema in 70s. Without an exaggeration, this was epoch making in those days. Director Fukasaku, screenplay writer Kazuo Kasahara (lots of unforgettable lines!) and actor Bunta Sugawara became the stars of this series. There are five films all together. To grasp the whole picture, you gotta see all of them.       


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Amaze on March 10, 2007, 06:00:44 PM
the good shepherd
a man gets a chance to be part of the early days of the cia. how much is he willing to sacrifice for it?

not a whole lot of action, but a solid spy-story. but matt damond and angelina jolie didnt seem to age a whole lot in the 20year span of the movie.

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the omega man
charlton heston is the last man on earth after a manmade pleague has wiped out most of the population. he must now battle a small army of halfhumans by himself.

mediocre horror movie. soundtrack wasnt that bad tho.

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little miss sunshine
a little girl and her dysfunctional family travels to california to enter a beauty pageant.

not as funny as I hoped, but it was ok. can someone tell me where I've heard the main theme before?

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Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on March 10, 2007, 06:10:02 PM
Day of the Dead-5/5

This is probably the best zombie movie out of Romero's Orignal Dead triology.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on March 10, 2007, 06:13:11 PM


Under the Flag of Rising Sun - An extremely powerful film. Benefitted from an excellent screeplay by Kaneto Shindo, Fukasaku fully expressed his life-long thoughts on WW II with great imagery. He extends his thoughts to Yakuza Papers. Yakuza Papers really represents Japanese cinema in 70s. Without an exaggeration, this was epoch making in those days. Director Fukasaku, screenplay writer Kazuo Kasahara (lots of unforgettable lines!) and actor Bunta Sugawara became the stars of this series. There are five films all together. To grasp the whole picture, you gotta see all of them.       

Yes. A few days ago, i watched Battles Without Honor and Humanity.  It was quite amazing, I'm psyched for the other four.  I liked how it has showed, so far, that his lifestyle has been quite futile.  All he's really accomplished is eliminating other families and spending time and jail.  Not to say this film is redundant or boring, it is extremely exhilirating and well-made.  The style reminded me of Under The Flag of the Rising Sun a lot.  Great use of title cards and still imagery.  GO FUKASAKU!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sanjuro on March 10, 2007, 06:56:38 PM
I'm glad you've started watching this series. I hope your parents don't stop you from watching this becaue it gets really violent. Even the documentary style hand-held camera is violent. But that helped establish Fukasaku style. He's responsible for destroying esthetic heroic yakuza movie style that was popular before this series. Amazing thing is the whole story is based on a true story and the screenplay writer Kasahara interviewed numerous real-life yakuza in Hiroshima to write the screenplay. 


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on March 10, 2007, 09:01:15 PM
Got to catch up myself:

"I Know Where I'm Going" (1945) chick flic from the 40's but was entertaining, some great Scottish landscapes and good overall feel to it, Katrina Pott's was hot though in a small part. 3/5

"I Bury The Living" (1959) Richard Boone as a cemetery director with a strange power, not a bad little horror flic, plays like a long Twilight Zone episode. 3/5

"Last Train From Gun Hill" (1959) entertaining 3.5/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on March 11, 2007, 08:36:17 PM
Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle- 4 out 5 O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on March 12, 2007, 09:18:17 AM
I Compagni [The Organizer] 1963. Mario Monicelli. Workers in a 19th Century Turin textile factory have trouble organizing to demand better conditions until the arrival of a professional agitator (Marcello Mastroianni). Despite the subject matter, this is a highly entertaining film, an ensemble piece handled with a very light touch. Achieving this level of entertainment, however, required several concessions. First, the characters are all stereotypes: the idealized idealistic intellectual, the young firebrand in need of grounding, the hooker with a heart of gold, the big dumb ox, the cunning-as-rats managers. Also, the terrible factory conditions are so lovingly photographed (in b &w by Giuseppe Rotunno) that one can actually become nostalgic for them. Still, this is a better film than either Germinal (1993) or Matewan (1987); in fact, John Sayles can only wish he could make such a good picture. 4/5

Mafioso (1962). Alberto Lattuada. An efficient Milanese manager returns to Sicily with his family and is recruited by the local mafia don to take care of some family business. At turns funny and chilling, not only is it amazing this was made 10 years before The Godfather, its amazing it came 23 years before Prizzi's Honor. The central character, however, has such little backbone that he just goes with the flow rather than taking any initiative. This causes an eventual slackening of the plot (in fact, the film is missing a third act). Beautifully shot in black and white. 3.5/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on March 12, 2007, 07:57:51 PM
Woot! I have stickies on two different forums now.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on March 12, 2007, 09:52:57 PM
Jesus Camp -- Quite disturbing, like the first part where the kids are dancing in the camoflauge with their faces painted.  And that song... "IN THE NAME OF THE LORD! IN THE NAME OF THE LORD!"  When that lady started talking about how she thought children here should be ready to die for their religion like the children are in the middle east... disturbing stuff.  Religion taken too far, to a radical level.  However, I did find it kind of lame how they kept on showing that radio host who talks about the church.  They kind of glorified him a bit... much.  I was practically throwing milk glasses at the screen and screaming, "Shut up Mr. Director Asshole, this is a documentary about THESE people, not a way to glorify some-one who shares the same opinion as you!" Well made, interesting stuff, but not particularly awesome.   

3.5/5



Elevator to the Gallows -- An awesome French suspense-noir produced in the late fifties.  The premise of the film alone is quite innovative and interesting to watch: it's about an ex-military man who now works in an office and is having an affair with his employer's wife.  He murders his employer which leads to an extremely unpredictable set of occurrences.  This one is not to be missed.  It may have been made in 1957, but this one hasn't aged at all.  Even today the film-making seems very fresh.  Couple all this with a great score by the king of cool himself, Miles Davis, and what you wind up with is a stupendous noir not to be missed. Everybody watch this one!

5/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on March 12, 2007, 10:42:38 PM
"Have a Good Funeral, my friend, Sartana will pay" was the last film i saw a couple of days ago. 
I honestly believe (even though my viewing of westerns has not yet been extensive) that it deserves 4.5 (within the spag western genre) because it's a film that keeps the viewer in tune with the story, it's got interesting camera angles that add to the action.  The plot is not difficult to follow, it's merely Sartana's attempt at finding the hidden gold before his rivals (a banker and a chinese businessman).  With the help of the heiress to the land left by the deceased owner of the gold, Sartana's clever tactics allow him to prevail over his rivals (surprise, surprise).  The card gadgets add the "flare" that seems to be Carnimeo's tendency throughout the series.
Overall, the film deserves more praise than i can give it credit for, i may change my mind later and bump it up to a 5, but for now, with my yet to be experienced taste, a 4.5 seems fair.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on March 12, 2007, 10:52:36 PM
"Have a Good Funeral, my friend, Sartana will pay" was the last film i saw a couple of days ago. 
I honestly believe (even though my viewing of westerns has not yet been extensive) that it deserves 4.5 (within the spag western genre) because it's a film that keeps the viewer in tune with the story, it's got interesting camera angles that add to the action.  The plot is not difficult to follow, it's merely Sartana's attempt at finding the hidden gold before his rivals (a banker and a chinese businessman).  With the help of the heiress to the land left by the deceased owner of the gold, Sartana's clever tactics allow him to prevail over his rivals (surprise, surprise).  The card gadgets add the "flare" that seems to be Carnimeo's tendency throughout the series.
Overall, the film deserves more praise than i can give it credit for, i may change my mind later and bump it up to a 5, but for now, with my yet to be experienced taste, a 4.5 seems fair.

Although the plot is a bit more complicated than what you stated...
nice synopsis Sonny!

It also should be noted that "Have a good funeral..." argueably has the best soundtrack in the whole series!

It may be the least "actiony" of the five official Sartana films but it certainly has the most elaborate action scenes the series has to offer. The lumberjack attack and the coffin wagon chase come to mind.

Sartana is a lot more humorous in this one as well.


I have a sneaky suspicion this was the cheapest of all the Sartana productions judging by the lack of locations.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on March 12, 2007, 11:03:37 PM
"Light the Fuse, Sartana is Coming" was the first film i saw of the Sartana series.  I must say i enjoyed it very much and therefore don't hesistate in giving it a solid 5.
The film has all the elements necessary to make it "worth the while" whether within the spag western genre or within any other.  Already knowing that it existed, i anticipated the organ scene and was thrilled at seeing it even though it didn't last very long (or maybe it just seemed that way), but i found every gunfight scene quite interesting.  It seems to me Sartana was a bit more intriguing in this one than in "Have a Good Funeral..", but then again this might have to do with the fact the Garko's voice actor sucked (i beleieve) in "Have a Good Funeral..".  I loved Alfie, and the fact that Sartana grew so attached to it that he basically went all the way with the sentimental value of an inatimate object and had one made of gold (this made it clear that he got away with the gold).  Throughout this movie, Sartana appears to be more humanistic, and this was one of the main qualities i found in the movie.



Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on March 12, 2007, 11:21:36 PM
"Light the Fuse, Sartana is Coming" was the first film i saw of the Sartana series.  I must say i enjoyed it very much and therefore don't hesistate in giving it a solid 5.
The film has all the elements necessary to make it "worth the while" whether within the spag western genre or within any other.  Already knowing that it existed, i anticipated the organ scene and was thrilled at seeing it even though it didn't last very long (or maybe it just seemed that way), but i found every gunfight scene quite interesting.  It seems to me Sartana was a bit more intriguing in this one than in "Have a Good Funeral..", but then again this might have to do with the fact the Garko's voice actor sucked (i beleieve) in "Have a Good Funeral..".  I loved Alfie, and the fact that Sartana grew so attached to it that he basically went all the way with the sentimental value of an inatimate object and had one made of gold (this made it clear that he got away with the gold).  Throughout this movie, Sartana appears to be more humanistic, and this was one of the main qualities i found in the movie.




Agreed! My favorite Sartana picture. Easily the most re-watchable of the series. Some snooty film experts may not be open minded enough for it's over the top scenarios and cartoonish antics but they can lick a chode.

It's the most sadistic of what is a pretty light hearted franchise (excluding the dark original) with all of it's strange torture scenes that frequent the first 20 minutes.


The  movie is a total gas, not one boring moment throughout the whole film.

You had a problem with Garko's voice dub for "Have a good funeral..." and I agree, much too whiny that one, but the voice actor they got for this one isn't much different (it wouldn't surprise me if it's the same guy).

In fact Garko is usually plagued by dubbers who always sound like they inhaled large amounts of helium before entering the studio to dub their voices.

This is especially evident in some of his earlier and more serious spags like "Vengeance is Mine" and "Cowards don't pray".



Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on March 12, 2007, 11:33:17 PM

Agreed! My favorite Sartana picture. Easily the most re-watchable of the series. Some snooty film experts may not be open minded enough for it's over the top scenarios and cartoonish antics but they can lick a chode.

It's the most sadistic of what is a pretty light hearted franchise (excluding the dark original) with all of it's strange torture scenes that frequent the first 20 minutes.


The  movie is a total gas, not one boring moment throughout the whole film.

You had a problem with Garko's voice dub for "Have a good funeral..." and I agree, much too whiny that one, but the voice actor they got for this one isn't much different (it wouldn't surprise me if it's the same guy).

In fact Garko is usually plagued by dubbers who always sound like they inhaled large amounts of helium before entering the studio to dub their voices.

This is especially evident in some of his earlier and more serious spags like "Vengeance is Mine" and "Cowards don't pray".




Yes, some may call it "over-the-top" mainly because of the "cartooonish" aspect it brings to sme scenes like the organ and "pole-hopping", but (as i told you over the phone), it's probably safe to say that it was MEANT to be unrealistic and therefore cartoonish..
As for the voice dub, i couldn't have put it better. And no, i don't believe it's the same guy, but just to make sure, let's find out (or rather, YOU find out and tell me about it)



Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on March 12, 2007, 11:37:21 PM
(or rather, YOU find out and tell me about it)




Thanks for the moral support.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Amaze on March 13, 2007, 01:12:52 AM
the black dahlia
2 cops hunt the killer of a wannabe starlet.

this movie was boring trash.

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stranger than fiction
a man suddenly hears a narrator describing and ultimately controlling his life.

despite the quirky humour and lack of action, I quite enjoyed it.

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Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on March 13, 2007, 04:09:41 PM
Terms of Endearment - 5/5

If there is one film that would make me cry, this is it. For those who have seen it you would know. The acting in this film is perfect. Debroah Winger, Shirley McClain, and the man, Jack Nicholson were all outstanding. A memorable film for women and men in my opinion.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on March 14, 2007, 04:45:18 PM
Just got done watching the adaptation of "Twelfth Night" with Helena Bonham Carter, Nigel Hawthorne and Ben Kingsley among others, in Shakespeare class.  I'd already seen it, and it's okay but not great. - 6/10 seems fair


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on March 15, 2007, 10:06:06 AM
Well, it's not one of S's best plays, after all (we cannot, for example, enjoy the taunting of Malvolio as the Elizabethans could). That production, though, is one I particularly like; the idea of depicting Feste as a burn-out was inspired, and they do a good job with the songs. More like an 7/10, I'd say.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sanjuro on March 15, 2007, 01:42:14 PM
"The Eel (Unagi)" by late Shohei Imamura

This was quite a surprise. The best Japanese film since I saw "When the Last Sword was Drawn." Imamura is known for his heavy style to portray humanity (especially sexuality). But this is a relatively light-hearted film for Imamura even though the hero has to deal with his past; killing his wife when he caught her cheating on him. The development of the story dosn't take a typical course and it betrays your premonition. I'm very impressed with Koji Yakusho's acting. He's got his soul in it. He was not trained by Tatsuya Nakadai for nothing. The pandemonium in the climax is one of the best scenes in the recent Japanese films.

This is excellent. I give  O0 O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on March 16, 2007, 11:02:38 PM
Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle-5 slyders out of 5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on March 17, 2007, 09:12:48 AM
Yukinojo henge [An Actor's Revenge](1963). Kon Ichikawa. A kabuki actor plots and executes an elaborate revenge on the three people who destroyed his parents. This is such a weird film, because the actor is a man who specializes in female kabuki roles, and he is never out of character. So everywhere he goes he's a guy in drag, which leads to some very strange sword fights. The film is like a John Webster, if, for example, The Duchess of Malfi had been a transvestite. Color and 'scope. Must be seen to be believed. O0 O0 O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sanjuro on March 17, 2007, 12:00:21 PM
I haven't seen Yukinojo Henge. I'm kinda surprised you picked this. It's not much talked about even in Japan. But you triggered my interest. Besides, Ayako Wakao is in this film.  So why not.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on March 17, 2007, 06:12:59 PM
Zodiac - 4/5
A very good movie, and the best I've seen this year. The screenplay, cinematography, and Downey's performance are Oscar-worthy, as is possibly the direction. Gyllenhaal also gave a good performance, and I'd have to disagree with Dominic's (Cinema Fusion writer) points that it lessens towards the latter half of the film. In fact, I think it strengthens. Fincher did a great job of portrayal the Zodiac's period of time, and put a good ending to it as well - I reccomend this one (even over Fincher's overrated Fight Club).

Novecento - 3/5
This X-rated, 315 minute epic is the longest film I've ever seen, but a dissapointent as well. On the downside, it is much longer than it should be (something I've never said about a film before), and just about all of the acting aside from main roles is very weak. The cinematography is amazing at times, yet cheesy-looking at others. What I found was best about the film is De Niro's performance - one of the best in the career. On the bad side of the performance, it seemed like sometimes he was playing Johnny Boy of Mean Streets, other times Travis Bickle, other times Vito Corleone, other times Jake LaMotta, other times Michael Vronsky, and so on. In the end, I don't know what to think of his performance.

Anyways, I find the film to be fairly weak in most areas. This really only gets my reccomendation for die-hard fans of Robert De Niro or Bernardo Bertolucci - but be quick. The DVD was just released two months ago and is already OOP. My message to most people: spend the 5 1/2 hours doing something else.

Borat

It's funny. You should watch it.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: CISCO on March 17, 2007, 07:03:24 PM
 1) the man who would be king
2 ) under construction


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Tim on March 18, 2007, 06:44:31 PM
  Layer Cake: 4 out of 5, British ganster movie that definitely qualifies as a "cool movie."  I don't know how to describe it without giving away some important twists, but it's a really funy movie with a great cast.  James Bond himself, Daniel Craig, plays X, a drug dealer trying to get out of the business, but his employers want him to do two more jobs.  Really entertaining movie overall, and a pretty good surprise ending.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: CISCO on March 19, 2007, 06:12:15 AM
  Layer Cake: 4 out of 5, British ganster movie that definitely qualifies as a "cool movie."  I don't know how to describe it without giving away some important twists, but it's a really funy movie with a great cast.  James Bond himself, Daniel Craig, plays X, a drug dealer trying to get out of the business, but his employers want him to do two more jobs.  Really entertaining movie overall, and a pretty good surprise ending.
liked the original lady killers w/ peter sellars. not to mention sexy beast.
ray winstone did a hell of a great job in the departed as mr. french.

here's a film w/ a simular plot as mentioned above

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068384/




Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on March 19, 2007, 09:42:02 AM
Borat

A humorless peice of $hit


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: CISCO on March 19, 2007, 10:34:51 AM
Borat

A humorless peice of $hit
me ? i'm just not interrested. i have a friend who thinks it's very funny.
cracker, what are your thoughts on this flick ? glad i avoided it.  O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on March 19, 2007, 07:58:03 PM
what are your thoughts on this flick ? glad i avoided it.  O0



I thought it was overhyped.

I couldn't enjoy it because I was spending most of my time trying to figure out what was staged and what wasn't.


The funny moments come from the films suddle segments (which aren't many) but mostly the good jokes take a back seat to the bad ones (which are used over and over again).


I don't expect this film to be liked by anybody over the age of 15.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Tim on March 19, 2007, 09:18:56 PM
Quote
I don't expect this film to be liked by anybody over the age of 15.

  I'm 21, and I liked it.   :-[  O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sanjuro on March 20, 2007, 10:48:59 AM
A friend of mine liked it. She is 67 ;D.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on March 20, 2007, 10:50:08 AM
When it first came out half the kids at my college went.


I suspected as much.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Arizona Colt on March 20, 2007, 03:33:12 PM
Haven't seen it yet but it was a massive success (not that it means it's good mind you) so apparently much of America enjoyed it.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on March 20, 2007, 04:14:10 PM
A friend of mine liked it. She is 67 ;D.

A friend of mine a little younger also enjoyed it greatly. I thought it was humerous in parts. Wouldn't buy the DVD.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on March 20, 2007, 06:10:07 PM
Well i heres a couple of new movies:

DOA:Dead Or Alive (2006): 3 out of 5, basically to me a somewhat Enter the Dragon remake with Women instead of Men

Rocky Balboa (2006): 5 out of 5, I like to call it Rocky 5

Find Me Guilty (2006): 4 out of 5, I think that Vin Diesal was good in this one and does anyone else think that Sidney Lumet is underrated?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on March 21, 2007, 05:15:48 PM
Kiss Me Stupid 1964 dir Billy Wilder. 3.75/5 comedy

I've never seen this beforem it was on TCM, stars Dean Martin, Ray Walston, Felicia Farr, Cliff Osmond, and Kim Novack, and you have to see this film for Kim Novak's portrayal of a Nevada waitress/hooker, I didn't even recognise her in the role that's how good she was, all I've ever seen her in was Vertigo, and Bell Book & Candle, this was an eye opener, I'd like to see some more of her work after this one,.

Basically Walston & Osmond are song writers who waylay Dean Martin (playing singer Deano a slight characture of himself) on a trip in Nevada and try to get him to by one of their songs, mindless entertainment but fun.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on March 21, 2007, 11:33:42 PM

SABATA... a must-see without a doubt

Yes, my first time seeing this wonderful excuse for a spag western.  It's not just Lee van Cleef's character that adds to the film's already well-developed substance, this film is great on its own.

Great camera shots, complete with sudden close ups adding to the suspense of the action

Great characters...!! most of which are quite memorable

Great plot development, and although to me the "surprises" were predictable, they added to the entertainment quality of the film.

Great sets, noticeably of a large budget

Great weapon ingenuity

Great soundtrack

My rating 5/5 or... two thumbs way up...  O0 O0

..it deserves nothing less..


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Banjo on March 22, 2007, 09:45:32 AM
Great review O0

Great newbie ;)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on March 22, 2007, 12:41:05 PM
Great review O0

Great newbie ;)

That's "Great JR MEMBER" thank you 8)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on March 22, 2007, 01:23:46 PM
That's "Great JR MEMBER" thank you 8)

Just a few posts to do before catching up with Firecrackers amount  ;D  O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on March 22, 2007, 02:05:28 PM
Just a few posts to do before catching up with Firecrackers amount  ;D  O0

Yes....almost there ;)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on March 22, 2007, 10:56:04 PM
El Mariachi (1992)

Directed by Robert Rodriguez (From Dusk Till Dawn, Sin City) this movie is about a drug dealer,Azul, trying to get money that is owed to him from the main boss, Moco. So Azul goes on a killing spree with a guitar case with weapons and at the same time a mariachi looking for work goes to the same town where Azul is killing Moco's men.

The acting is allright nothing special but with a budget of $7,000 what do you expect. But besides the acting the cinematography is great for such a low budget movie and so is the directing.Whats also great was some of the homages that RR did with this movie (Example, Guitar Case with Weapons, Django with a Coffin with a Machine Gun)Anywase back to this mini-review or whatever its called.I have to say that the only thing that i didnt like about this movie was the running time. Its only an hour and 15 minutes long but i guess with such a small budget not much can be done. All in all i think that this the probably one of the greatest action movie ever to be shot with such a small budget.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Tim on March 22, 2007, 11:56:21 PM
  Have you seen Desperado, kurugen?  It's basically the same movie as El Mariachi with a bigger budget and Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek in it.  I haven't seen El Mariachi, but I've enjoyed Rodriguez's other movies so I'll give it a try at some point.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on March 23, 2007, 08:28:38 AM
Just saw Suddenly, Last Summer.

Very good movie about insanity and a very strange family. Elizabeth Taylor was very beautiful.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on March 23, 2007, 08:51:30 AM
The plot, however, makes no sense.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on March 23, 2007, 07:42:20 PM
WTC 4/5

I thought it was quite good though I preffered United 93. I found though that the usually great Maggie Gyllenhaul was completely wrong for this film and played the character as a bit unlikable (which in the extras the real person is far from)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on March 23, 2007, 07:46:00 PM
true story though  :o


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Tim on March 23, 2007, 08:14:26 PM
  Comparing the two, I liked United 93 more than WTC.  I found it a better movie overall, and the ending is one of the more moving, shocking final shots I've ever seen.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on March 24, 2007, 10:39:09 AM
  Have you seen Desperado, kurugen?  It's basically the same movie as El Mariachi with a bigger budget and Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek in it.  I haven't seen El Mariachi, but I've enjoyed Rodriguez's other movies so I'll give it a try at some point.

Yeah ive seen Desperado and El Mariachi kinda makes Desperado feel like a more remake than a sequal. El Mariachi is more like a movie that really cant have a sequal because of the ending.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on March 24, 2007, 02:48:42 PM
Heat - 8/10.  Loved it, though IMO certain threads were left hanging in the air (e.g. what happened to Val Kilmer's character?  He just got away?).


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on March 24, 2007, 06:48:52 PM
Heat - 8/10.  Loved it, though IMO certain threads were left hanging in the air (e.g. what happened to Val Kilmer's character?  He just got away?).

I will take a guess and say you saw it on TNT? But yeah Val Kilmer's character did get away because you remember what Neal (De Niro) said "If you see heat coming around the corner drop everything and leave" or something along that line.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on March 25, 2007, 05:22:53 AM
Yes I did see it on TNT. 

I also saw the last hour of "Flags of our Fathers", but to be honest I wasn't impressed with what I saw.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on March 25, 2007, 02:42:39 PM
Blood Diamond (2006)- 4/5 has both the action scenes and the plot balance out evenly


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on March 25, 2007, 04:21:50 PM
The Departed - An excellent film, although I found the ending a bit hard to follow.  Still, another great film by Scorsese, who's definitely working his way up my list of favorite directors. 9/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on March 25, 2007, 04:28:03 PM
The Departed - An excellent film, although I found the ending a bit hard to follow.  Still, another great film by Scorsese, who's definitely working his way up my list of favorite directors. 9/10

I whole-heartedly agree. Marty really did a fantastic job.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Cusser on March 25, 2007, 04:39:42 PM
I just saw the Departed last night, and I'd rate it OK, not sure I would've given it or Scorcese Academy Awards for it.    I do appreciate Scorcese for helping restore GBU, though, so for that, I'd give him the award.   I liked Zodiac better.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on March 25, 2007, 04:47:53 PM
Oh I'm not saying it's best movie, but then, as one who's not seen "Taxi Driver" or most of "Raging Bull" I don't think I could adequately comment anyway.

If nothing else I like Scorsese for having almost the exact film tastes as me - Leone, Peckinpah, Lean, Ford? (Don't forget, he and Spielberg helped restore "Lawrence of Arabia" too, and of course his personal print of OUATITW.)  What's not to like?  ;)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on March 25, 2007, 10:12:05 PM
Oh I'm not saying it's best movie, but then, as one who's not seen "Taxi Driver" or most of "Raging Bull" I don't think I could adequately comment anyway.

If nothing else I like Scorsese for having almost the exact film tastes as me - Leone, Peckinpah, Lean, Ford? (Don't forget, he and Spielberg helped restore "Lawrence of Arabia" too, and of course his personal print of OUATITW.)  What's not to like?  ;)

Scorsese is a big time film historian. He has great taste like most of us here. That's why I respect him even more.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on March 26, 2007, 04:20:23 PM
I also have "On the Waterfront" - I'm hoping I'll have an opportunity to watch it before it has to go back.   O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on March 26, 2007, 04:30:57 PM
Please watch it, getting away from Brando Elia Kazan is one of my favourite directors and this is one of his best.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on March 26, 2007, 05:27:32 PM
Let's put The Departed in its proper context. In the list of Great Scorseses, it ranks below these:

Goodfellas
Casino
New York, New York
King of Comedy
Raging Bull
Age of Innocence
Cape Fear
Taxi Driver
Mean Streets

...and The Departed at #10. An entertaining film, but nothing more than that.



Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on March 26, 2007, 07:50:39 PM
Cinema Paradiso - 10/10.

Keep in mind I give VERY, VERY few films a 10.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on March 26, 2007, 09:47:43 PM
Who's seen Babel?  What did you think

I thought it was great but the only element of the story that let me down

SPOILER!SPOILER!


 was knowing that the lady did survive the gunshot wound at the beginning of the movie


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on March 26, 2007, 10:27:36 PM
Saw these two last night…
the reviews aren't grand mainly because i don't wanna spoil them for anyone.

THE GRAND DUEL: quite an original spaghetti western particularly because it doesn’t share the same trademark qualities as most other westerns of its genre.  It was certainly aimed at appealing to American audiences, and therefore had a nice light atmosphere to it, with an actual hero (Van Cleef) fighting for moral conviction of bringing the villains to justice while protecting another man’s innocence. Great acting on Van Cleef’s part, as always.
I give it a 4/5.

DEATH RIDES A HORSE: also with van Cleef playing a rather heroic character, though more on the vengeful side. In my opinion, his acting stands out much more in this film than on Grand Duel. 
This one had a great plot without much to complain about.  The beginning scenes are excellent.  They foreshadow the rest of the movie quite well, giving the main characters a strong motive for revenge.  This allows the audience to feel more sympathetic toward the protagonist.  It contains well assembled torture scenes, and the final battle scene is well worth the climactic suspense.

very good western and film in general, i'm still debating whther to give it a 4.5 or a solid 5/5 because it lacks nothing significant and is very enjoyable to watch.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on March 27, 2007, 09:59:21 AM


THE GRAND DUEL:   It was certainly aimed at appealing to American audiences, and therefore had a nice light atmosphere to it, with an actual hero (Van Cleef) fighting for moral conviction of bringing the villains to justice while protecting another man’s innocence.


Different for it's "whodunit" plot (which doesn't arise in this genre outside the Sartana films) but not for it's light heartedness.

Not many negative things to say about it except for some terrible music cues (all is forgiven for the brilliant main theme) and a happy ending that is a bit too happy.

It has a strong script and some terminally weird villains.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on March 28, 2007, 10:47:46 PM

Different for it's "whodunit" plot (which doesn't arise in this genre outside the Sartana films) but not for it's light heartedness.

Not many negative things to say about it except for some terrible music cues (all is forgiven for the brilliant main theme) and a happy ending that is a bit too happy.

It has a strong script and some terminally weird villains.

Yes, the whole point of calling it more "lighthearted" than most films of its genre is based on the protagonists's character AND on the "happy ending that is a bit too happy"...

and by "wierd villains" he means... well, nevermind, watch the movie. Don't wanna spoil it.



Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sanjuro on March 29, 2007, 09:51:24 PM
Hey, no smoking in the theater.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Tim on March 29, 2007, 11:18:38 PM
  Rocky Balboa:  4/5  I went into this pretty wary, but I really liked this movie.  Stallone is excellent as the aging heavyweight fighter who gets one more chance in the ring.  Don't let that last sequel scare you away, this was a perfect ending to the Rocky series.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on March 30, 2007, 07:48:21 AM
Martin Scorsese Presents -- The Blues: Feel Like Going Home

This was the first part of a seven-part PBS series of all different feature length films about The Blues.  I thought it was very interesting, and it's great to see some archive footage of Son House, John Lee Hooker, and many others.  Also, the interviews with Robert Johnson's partner were extremely intriguing, as Robert Johnson's life has always been a mystery, with only two known photographs.  The first half was extremely interesting, with a modern bluesman traveling down to the Mississippi Delta to see where (and how) the blues started.  After that, he goes to Africa for the last 30 minutes or so to see how the Blues can trace its influences back there.  Very interesting to watch.

4/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on March 30, 2007, 08:16:32 PM
  Rocky Balboa:  4/5  I went into this pretty wary, but I really liked this movie.  Stallone is excellent as the aging heavyweight fighter who gets one more chance in the ring.  Don't let that last sequel scare you away, this was a perfect ending to the Rocky series.

To me it seems like a remake of rocky but still i agree with what you said and i believe its actually called Rocky 5 not Balboa ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on March 30, 2007, 09:02:37 PM
The Big Country   5/5

Excellent American western that's as big and epic as the title. The film features larger-than-life characters played by larger-than-life actors such as Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Charlton Heston, Chuck Connors, even Burl Ives.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sanjuro on March 30, 2007, 11:33:07 PM
The Big Country   5/5

Excellent American western that's as big and epic as the title. The film features larger-than-life characters played by larger-than-life actors such as Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Charlton Heston, Chuck Connors, even Burl Ives.

Don't you love Jerome Moross's music too? It really conveys the vastness of the wild west landscape.

When you take a close look at this western, you can tell it's really an anti west. The mentality and "stupidity" of old west is denied by a man from east. Remember when Ramon asks Jim (G. Peck) what he thinks of the place? He answers "Hell of a place for a sailor."

I like the fighting scene of Peck and Heston. Juzo Itami copied this scene in his noodle western "Tampopo." If you have not seen it yet, check it out.   


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on March 31, 2007, 06:07:58 AM
On the Waterfront - 9/10.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Tim on March 31, 2007, 09:02:32 AM
Quote
To me it seems like a remake of rocky but still i agree with what you said and i believe its actually called Rocky 5 not Balboa

  Wait a minute, it feels like we're missing a movie..............hhhhhhhhhhhmmmmm.  That'd be fine with me kurugen.  ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on March 31, 2007, 10:08:41 AM
Don't you love Jerome Moross's music too? It really conveys the vastness of the wild west landscape.

When you take a close look at this western, you can tell it's really an anti west. The mentality and "stupidity" of old west is denied by a man from east. Remember when Ramon asks Jim (G. Peck) what he thinks of the place? He answers "Hell of a place for a sailor."

I like the fighting scene of Peck and Heston. Juzo Itami copied this scene in his noodle western "Tampopo." If you have not seen it yet, check it out.   

I remember enjoying the music alot but the score to me wasn't very memorable. I already forgot how it went.

I love all the vast shots of the cattle country and the treeless plains. I really was hoping for the final confontation to be there.


I loved the whole movie, the only thing I found disappointing was the duel between Peck and Chuck Connors. I really wanted Peck to shoot him right between the eyes, but I guess it's better that Burl Ives killed him, it's much more powerful.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on March 31, 2007, 10:50:36 AM
Jackie Brown 5/5

I believe this is Tarantino's best film. Kill Bill is my favorite, but Jackie Brown is his best. I think it's under-appreciated!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on March 31, 2007, 10:58:15 AM
Jackie Brown 5/5

I believe this is Tarantino's best film. Kill Bill is my favorite, but Jackie Brown is his best. I think it's under-appreciated!

I agree. I think the hype over Kill Bill is way too overrated, while Jackie Brown's too underrated.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on March 31, 2007, 12:56:11 PM
I agree. I think the hype over Kill Bill is way too overrated, while Jackie Brown's too underrated.

I only liked Kill Bill after the third or fourth time I watched it, and only because I could jump out of my seat and say "THAT SONG IS FROM THE GRAND DUEL!" or "THAT'S JUST LIKE DEATH RIDES A HORSE!" etc.  Catching spaghetti references makes me happy.


I quite like Jackie Brown, but my favorite QT film is Reservoir Dogs (I think Pulp Fiction really gets a lot lamer in the middle chapter with Bruce Willis).


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on March 31, 2007, 06:08:59 PM
Requiem for a Dream - 7.5/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on April 01, 2007, 08:11:39 AM
The Hellbenders 31/2/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on April 01, 2007, 01:19:12 PM
Rio Bravo

Superb American Western made by Howard Hawks and John Wayne as a reaction to the "commie crap" (  ::) ) known as High Noon.  Whereas everyone but the Sheriff is a coward in High Noon, most everybody's very courageous by the conclusion of Rio Bravo.  This is the best Howard Hawks western I have seen.  It has Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson playing deputies (and they don't pass up the chance to have both of these guys sing.  ;D).  All in all, this film is excellent with some great direction and brilliant performances.  They also mention the "Deguello" song played by the Mexican Army at the Alamo.  You can read about the deguello more here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%88l_Deg%C3%BCello).  Now I know why Morricone named his piece for Fistful of Dollars "El Deguello."  You learn somethign new every day.  All in all, this was an awesome AW, and sould make my top 10.  O0

5/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on April 01, 2007, 01:22:34 PM
I thought Rio Bravo was very good.

The only thing that bothered me was Angie Dickinson's character who seemed tacked-on and slowed the pace of the film in every scene she was in.

Ricky Nelson's acting sucked, but I could live with it.


I actually enjoyed the Rifle, Pony, and Me song that Ricky and Dean sing.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on April 01, 2007, 01:34:37 PM
300 5 out of 5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on April 01, 2007, 01:48:56 PM



I actually enjoyed the Rifle, Pony, and Me song that Ricky and Dean sing.

Yes, me too.  I'm glad they had that little scene in there.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on April 01, 2007, 01:51:18 PM
Yes, me too.  I'm glad they had that little scene in there.

And I know they weren't singing on the set ( it was dubbed in later from a sound studio ) but it seemed like John Wayne enjoyed it too.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on April 01, 2007, 01:55:33 PM
Theres a new SE DVD coming out later this year for all us fans of this great movie  O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on April 01, 2007, 02:02:22 PM
Theres a new SE DVD coming out later this year for all us fans of this great movie  O0

You mean Rio Bravo?



Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on April 01, 2007, 04:03:51 PM
Ten Things I Hate About You - 7/10.

Okay, this isn't the kind of movie I'd usually watch, and God knows why I decided to rent this today.  But I did enjoy it.  I though it was a little too cliche at times, but it was still an interesting twist on Shakespeare.  All I can say is that high school isn't that much like this movie, but that's kind of a given.  ::)  But I enjoyed it well enough, so Dave, eat me and my imaginary "girlfriend".   :P

Now I have to look forward to "Happy Feet", and later this week, the other great teen fantasy, "Red Dawn"!  ;D I am pissed off that I won't get to watch the Alec Guinness-a-thon tomorrow on TCM: "Oliver Twist", "The Swan", "Our Man in Havanna", "Hotel Paradiso", "The Quiller Memorandum", and "Cromwell"?  >:(  Those might all be crappy movies but I still want to see at least some of them!  Maybe I can get sick or something. . .  :'(


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on April 01, 2007, 05:07:58 PM
You mean Rio Bravo?



Yep I announced it a while back in the HTF Chat thread. Looks to be pretty stocked with extras as well.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Tim on April 01, 2007, 10:36:18 PM
  My favorite part of Rio Bravo is when Stumpy is talking about being taken for granted.  Chance kinda mumbles that it's true, and then kisses Walter Brennan on the head!  ;D I love the Duke when he did more comedic things.  He had a talent for it.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on April 01, 2007, 10:39:58 PM
Singing In The Rain (1952) - 4.5 out of 5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on April 02, 2007, 09:45:32 AM


I quite like Jackie Brown, but my favorite QT film is Reservoir Dogs (I think Pulp Fiction really gets a lot lamer in the middle chapter with Bruce Willis).


Yeah the pace bogs down to a crawl in the beginning of the Bruce Willis segment. But After Orange is revealed as the cop in RD I think things get a tad boring also.


I enjoyed Volume 1 of Kill Bill but didn't think much of volume 2. The music cues were misplaced.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on April 02, 2007, 04:22:16 PM
The Quiller Memorandum - Well, Sir Alec was right in referring to this one as "unmemorable".  It had an interesting plot (British and US intelligence agents trying to unravel a neo-Nazi organization in Germany) but it was rushed and ridiculously two-dimensional.  George Segal was very annoying and Guinness was only in it for ten minutes maximum.  I'll give it 5/10.

I'm watching "Cromwell" right now and I probably won't get to watch the whole thing, but what I've watched seems pretty good, even though I've heard bad things about it..


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on April 02, 2007, 07:16:48 PM

Yeah the pace bogs down to a crawl in the beginning of the Bruce Willis segment. But After Orange is revealed as the cop in RD I think things get a tad boring also.


I enjoyed Volume 1 of Kill Bill but didn't think much of volume 2. The music cues were misplaced.

I don't like Bruce Willis, so I already have something against the middle segment.  The best part of his segment is the very beginning with Chris Walken, I love that part.  I should maybe watch the film again.


I think Reservoir Dogs is QTs all around strongest film.  He's taking an old story yet he keeps it very interesting throughout, and his style really shines in this low-budget affair. I'm  going to add City on Fire to my netflix queue to see if he ripped off as much from it as people say he did.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on April 02, 2007, 07:28:29 PM
I'm  going to add City on Fire to my netflix queue to see if he ripped off as much from it as people say he did.


He did but it's a boring mess.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on April 02, 2007, 07:33:09 PM
Plus I saw the dvd only has the english dub, and the reviewers say the dub is terrible.  I don't think I'll bother with it.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on April 02, 2007, 07:34:02 PM
Plus I saw the dvd only has the english dub, and the reviewers say the dub is terrible.  I don't think I'll bother with it.

Don't. It's the dub I sat through.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on April 03, 2007, 09:39:24 AM

I'm watching "Cromwell" right now and I probably won't get to watch the whole thing, but what I've watched seems pretty good, even though I've heard bad things about it..
Guinness is good in it, but Richard Harris never quite connects. What's he on about, anyway? The film never really explains.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on April 03, 2007, 02:49:21 PM
Grapes of Wrath - 5/5


What a great film! So depressing, yet the speech at the end "..we are the people " was so uplifting and optimistic. Henry Fonda does a great job as Tom Joad, an ex-con who's a decent man but will fight if he has to...and pays a terrible price when he fights for freedom.

One of my favorite movies now!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on April 03, 2007, 09:26:49 PM
layercake 5/5  O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on April 04, 2007, 07:11:19 PM

I think Reservoir Dogs is QTs all around strongest film.  He's taking an old story yet he keeps it very interesting throughout, and his style really shines in this low-budget affair.


 O0..In agreement.  And although it's fairly easy to tell it's a low budget film, he does make it ineteresting...i think by making it violent and giving it the "trademark" Tarantino flavor with the brilliant dialog of irrelevant subjects in between bold action and raw violence.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on April 05, 2007, 05:17:45 PM
The thing that got me about RD was that it was a film about storytelling. Everyone in it is constantly telling stories. Then we get to the "center" of the film, where Tim Roth is shown developing, practicing, perfecting his pot-bust story. Finally we flash into the story itself and see it dramatically unfold on screen, and Roth is still telling the story from within the story! Quint knows, it's all about the story, man.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on April 06, 2007, 07:58:11 AM
Muriel, ou le Temps d’un Retour/Muriel, or the Time of Return (1963) Alain Resnais. A widow in Boulogne who lives with her adult stepson, just back from Algeria, is visited by an old flame and his “niece.” This simple plot is made obscure by cryptic dialogue, rapid cutting, and Resnais’ (sometime) eccentric use of montage, which introduces select pieces of film only to immediately repeat them. The technique suggests cubism, but whereas in painting the practice is used to reveal, here it serves to render memory and even perception itself suspect. Musical cues are taken from a haunting piece by George Delerue. The cues are always striking because they often seem inappropriate for the context in which they appear (this is similar to the way Godard uses his cues in Vivre sa vie). Near the end of the film, a minor character sings an old standard, “Déjà”.  In an interview with a Resnais expert on the current R1 DVD, we learn that this song was something of a favorite of Resnais’s. The lyrics, concerned with the swift passage of time (or the fact that the past and present are easily confused), seem to comment directly on the film, which could in fact be called Déjà (or even Déjà vu; the title as it is refers to a woman who doesn’t exist). Material about the Algerian war is also included, making the film seem like a cross between Hiroshima, Mon Amor and Last Year in Marienbad, Resnais’s two previous films. Interesting but unsatisfying. O0 O0 O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on April 07, 2007, 07:40:50 AM
Red Dawn - as a kid growing up this was one of my favorite movies of all time.  After all, as I've said before, what red-blooded American boy doesn't want to go and form a guerilla band to fight off invading Russians?  O0 I watched it yesterday and surprisingly, I enjoyed it.  I do think it's ridiculous, implausible, cheesy, and dated, but it's still a fun escapist action film. I'll give it a 6 or a 7, because I sat through it without laughing too much (other than the opening scene where the Cubans were firing RPGs at school buses).


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on April 07, 2007, 11:29:24 AM
Red Dawn - as a kid growing up this was one of my favorite movies of all time.  After all, as I've said before, what red-blooded American boy doesn't want to go and form a guerilla band to fight off invading Russians?  O0 I watched it yesterday and surprisingly, I enjoyed it.  I do think it's ridiculous, implausible, cheesy, and dated, but it's still a fun escapist action film. I'll give it a 6 or a 7, because I sat through it without laughing too much (other than the opening scene where the Cubans were firing RPGs at school buses).

YES....i'm sure this constitutes as decent entertainment value...


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on April 07, 2007, 04:28:12 PM
A Man for All Seasons - 9/10.  My opinion on this brilliant film and the play on which it is based is already well-covered on this board and elsewhere.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on April 07, 2007, 08:51:23 PM
Bah, I hated Red Dawn.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on April 08, 2007, 05:16:54 AM
I don't blame you - in fact, as I said, I'm really surprised I still liked it.  I guess I was just in the right mood.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on April 08, 2007, 11:53:51 AM
BTW Groggy, I forgot to comment on your new signature.

That's f*cking funny.   ;D    ;D    ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on April 08, 2007, 11:58:18 AM
Bend of the River  -  5/5


I've already seen this movie before, but I haven't watched it in a few years and decided to see it last night. I forgot how good this western is, then again I like all the westerns Anthony Mann has done.

I loved the characters, the beautiful scenery, and the soundtrack which is fantastic and very memorable ( not very common in most 50's westerns ). I think the Naked Spur is the best Mann western followed by Man of the West, but this comes in third.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on April 08, 2007, 03:17:29 PM
BTW Groggy, I forgot to comment on your new signature.

That's f*cking funny.   ;D    ;D    ;D

Glad you like it.  ;)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on April 08, 2007, 03:20:09 PM
Rent - I've come to the horrifying conclusion that I do like musicals after all.  :o Sadly, despite Dave's paranoia, I still don't have a girlfriend (and it's news to me if I'm gay). :'( I have the OBRC and as I've never seen the stage show I thought the music was way too weird for my taste.  But the film was excellent, inasmuch as it actually made sense compared to the insane babbling of the musical soundtrack.  And Rosario Dawson is one hot mama!  >:D Give it a generous 9/10.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on April 09, 2007, 08:40:34 AM
Bend of the River  -  5/5


I've already seen this movie before, but I haven't watched it in a few years and decided to see it last night. I forgot how good this western is, then again I like all the westerns Anthony Mann has done.

I loved the characters, the beautiful scenery, and the soundtrack which is fantastic and very memorable ( not very common in most 50's westerns ). I think the Naked Spur is the best Mann western followed by Man of the West, but this comes in third.
I like the film also, but I think Mann made one mistake with it. When Arthur Kennedy leaves Stewart to die on Mt. Hood, we should have stayed with Stewart rather than go with Kennedy and the wagon train. Yeah, there is some fun stuff with the unseen Stewart spooking the bad guys, but there was better material to be had with Stewart, in what seemed an impossible situation, overcoming the long odds. I really wanted to see Stewart makes his way, step by painful step, to the final showdown.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on April 09, 2007, 11:22:35 AM
I like the film also, but I think Mann made one mistake with it. When Arthur Kennedy leaves Stewart to die on Mt. Hood, we should have stayed with Stewart rather than go with Kennedy and the wagon train. Yeah, there is some fun stuff with the unseen Stewart spooking the bad guys, but there was better material to be had with Stewart, in what seemed an impossible situation, overcoming the long odds. I really wanted to see Stewart makes his way, step by painful step, to the final showdown.

Really? I liked the way Mann did that. IMO, it was one of the best parts of the film. The look on Jimmy's face as he's firing the Winchester down on the wagon train is VERY threatening.

I like it when Stewart plays the gentle, good natured hero in the Mann westerns and then when the villain screws him over he suddenly returns to his sadistic roots and gets all badass.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on April 09, 2007, 01:36:13 PM
Seven Samurai-5/5 way better than the Remake


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sanjuro on April 09, 2007, 02:30:15 PM
kurug3n, I'm glad you finally saw Seven Samurai O0. I agree with you. The original is way better than the remake (though the remake is entertaining).


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on April 09, 2007, 03:16:46 PM
Seven Samurai-5/5 way better than the Remake
You know a possible remake is going to be made? I wonder who will play Kikuchiyo ???

http://imdb.com/title/tt0814315/ (http://imdb.com/title/tt0814315/)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on April 09, 2007, 03:55:17 PM
i highly disliked The Magnificent Seven, but Seven Samurai is very possibly a masterpiece.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sanjuro on April 09, 2007, 03:59:57 PM
i highly disliked The Magnificent Seven, but Seven Samurai is very possibly a masterpiece.

Possibly?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on April 09, 2007, 04:02:56 PM
I'm actually going to say that I'm not the biggest fan of The Magnificent 7. I do love Seven Samurai. Funny but perhaps a bit wierd story. My first ever job 'on set' as it were came about when the phone rang out of the blue whilst I was watching this film and I was asked to be PA to the director. I hold this film in a skewed regard because of this  8)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sanjuro on April 09, 2007, 04:10:44 PM
You know a possible remake is going to be made? I wonder who will play Kikuchiyo ???

http://imdb.com/title/tt0814315/ (http://imdb.com/title/tt0814315/)

In Japan, there's no actor who can play Kikuchiyo better than Toshiro Mifune did. Ken Watanebe can be a good candidate but he might be too old for the role. But no matter who are going to be in the remake, it'll be extremely difficult to surpass the original monumental work. Who can go through the ordeal Kurosawa experienced for that production? Almost unimaginable.  


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sanjuro on April 09, 2007, 04:12:27 PM
I'm actually going to say that I'm not the biggest fan of The Magnificent 7. I do love Seven Samurai. Funny but perhaps a bit wierd story. My first ever job 'on set' as it were came about when the phone rang out of the blue whilst I was watching this film and I was asked to be PA to the director. I hold this film is a skewed regard because of this  8)

You mean PA to Kurosawa?

No sadly (though I've met someone who has been and to Miike) it was another director. I was 16, it was a big job for me. I have worked for and met much bigger directors/editors/producers/actors since then.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on April 09, 2007, 04:13:18 PM
I agree on "The Magnificent Seven".  I've never seen "Seven Samurai" (well, parts of it) but TM7 isn't all that special in my opinion.  It's more of a collection of great scenes than a truly great film.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sanjuro on April 09, 2007, 04:23:42 PM
Well, Magnificent Seven is a fun film. But there's no depth of drama like Seven Samurai. You can see misery, ugliness and goodness of people and smell the sweat of life in Kurosawa's film. Realism of this film has its weight.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sanjuro on April 09, 2007, 04:29:04 PM
How did you answer in my post :o?

Sounds like you had a great career start. You must have plenty of good experinces by now O0. 


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on April 09, 2007, 04:44:01 PM
Whoops sorry about that, clicked Modify instead of quote  :-\ . Yeah I have quite a bit of experience but you always are learning, what I know is probably a drop in the ocean compared to the editors who 'own me' as it were who've been working for 40 + years.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on April 09, 2007, 04:52:47 PM
Whoops sorry about that, clicked Modify instead of quote  :-\ . Yeah I have quite a bit of experience but you always are learning, what I know is probably a drop in the ocean compared to the editors who 'own me' as it were who've been working for 40 + years.

Yeah, but that's how everybody feels. Even those guys who "own you" probably feel the exact same way about another person. Deep down inside, even the best feel like they're lower than others.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on April 09, 2007, 04:56:52 PM
Actually what works usually with the new Computer editing systems (Avid mainly) I teach them the things I know about programs. I've got some lovely signed presents from editors and directors I do treasure those.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on April 09, 2007, 05:06:43 PM
I've got some lovely signed presents from editors and directors I do treasure those.

Really? That's very kind.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on April 09, 2007, 05:22:35 PM
Yeah it was, and I'm still working for them so they must like me  ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on April 11, 2007, 04:16:12 PM
"Cool Hand Luke" - 8/10.

Oh, by the way, the Quiz Team made it to the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP today!  :o


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on April 11, 2007, 04:43:47 PM
Only an 8 for CHL? Pff!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on April 11, 2007, 07:33:56 PM
"Cool Hand Luke" - 8/10.

Oh, by the way, the Quiz Team made it to the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP today!  :o
Congrats! O0

And yeah, CHL rates about an 8, a very good film, but a little obvious at times. The saintly chain gang and the evil bosses is rather pat. And Newman is not really my idea of a messiah. Like him better as a bad boy.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on April 12, 2007, 05:53:27 PM
Shogun's Ninja-2.5 not the greatest not the worst but really an OK sonny chiba movie.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on April 12, 2007, 06:23:23 PM
LA's Triple Play Baseball Reviews:

As many of you know I'm a big baseball fan (Yankees to be exact) and I have always enjoyed the movies based on this great game, Field Of Dreams, Pride Of The Yankees, Bull Durham all are excellent. The last three nights I watched three baseball themed movies and had a great time doing so.

61*

The story of Roger Maris' and Mickey Mantle's historic bid in 61 to beat Babe Ruth's record of 60 homers in a season is expertly reproduced in an engrossing film directed by Billy Crystal. The main focus of the film is publicty shy Maris (played brilliantly by Barry Pepper) dealing with the press and the crowd who favour the great Mantle (Thomas Jane in another expert piece of casting.) Being a big Yankee and Mantle fan this film pushed every one of my baseball buttons. The homers and plays were done in a frentic motion and despite the fact I didn't really learn anything I hadn't read in a Mantle biography the film kept me entertained through out. A small musical sequence seemed out of place in the middle of the film and whilst most CGI shots of Yankee Stadium circa 1961 looked fantastic there were some dodgy Green Screen shots at the begining. Apart from those few nags the film was very well done. It was also great fun to see the renditions of the Yogi, Mel Allen, Phil Rizuto, Whitey Ford and others. Also don 't leave at the end for one of the most surprising but rather emotional short scenes which is a of a a father and son (One of Mantle's sons and Mantle's very young grandson) watching Jane smack a homer into the short porch on right field. Time travel only the movies could do.

LA's score 4 out of 5

The Natural: The Directors Cut

I hadn't seen this film before I picked this up and I tell you when the credits faded in at the end of the movie I was unashamedly emotional. Where Field Of Dreams hit's the heart with Ray meeting up with his father The Natural does it with Roy Hobbs comeback. Robert Redford plays a player in his 40's, whose chance as a great pitcher in the 20's was dashed by a silver bullet. Returning to the majors in the struggling NL Team The New York Knights it takes some convincing of the team and especially the Manager Pop to accept him but during batting practice he impresses Pop enough to have him pinch hit during a game where he hits a homer so hard he literally rips the cover off the ball. The media goes crazy about this old rookie with a bat called 'Wonder Boy'. Roy becomes involved with a true femme fatale (Kim Basinger) who seems to be a bad luck influence but when Roy sees his childhood sweet heart (Glenn Close) he breaks out of the slump.
   The film begins with a newly created opening reel full of parallel action and flashbacks setting up certain key plot points. Not having seen the Theatrical Cut I can't comment on if the DC improves on it or not all I will say is I adore this film. Yes its mushy over sentimental stuff that discards reality half way through but I don't care. This film took a piece of my heart, rather like Field Of Dreams (but I think this is better) so much so that I think this reaches my top 20 fave films. Director Barry Levinson creates some incredible images (especially in the finale) with lots of 'Magic hour' shots.
   I can't say any more at the moment I really did love this film. A period baseball film that was good. Thats all I can ask for. Interesting notes about the DC, it apparently restores 15 minutes of footage but is only 6 mins longer then the theatrical cut. Also if you can get the DVD giftset from best buy which comes with a NY Knights Cap, 'signed' baseball and baseball cards along with the DC DVD.

LA's Score 5 out of 5

The Rookie

A Disney film starring Dennis Quaid as a broken down pitcher who with a bet with his high school basbeall team is coaching goes to a tryout after they see his 98mph fastball. Despite doubts he finds himself being called up to the minor leagues before being brought up to the Majors to play for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. The weakest film of the three, it looks pretty and is full of the Disney schmalz it just takes too long to get going. Quaid is surrounded by good actors of both the child and adult variety and he does a good performace himself (Brian Cox was also in there which was quite a surprise. The thing I couldn't get over is the Devil Rays are reknowned for their poor pitching especially in the bullpen so during the final game the rest of the pitching is decimated until our protagonist enters but we never know the final score of the game (I presume the DRay's lost)

LA's Score 3 out of 5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on April 13, 2007, 04:59:18 PM
The Wind and the Lion - 9/10.  I'll assume my opinion on this film is known around here.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on April 14, 2007, 09:43:53 AM
Zwartboek [Black Book] (2006) Paul Verhoeven. The Dutch love to make films about WWII, and before Verhoeven was the maker of Starship Troopers, Showgirls, and Robocop, he was a Dutch director and he made what is probably the most famous WWII Dutch film, Soldier of Orange (which is, btw, really, really good). Now, after all those years in Hollywood, PV has returned to the land and subject of earlier inspiration to tell the story of a Jewish woman who worked for the Dutch resistance and managed to be one of the few members of her cell to survive the war (supposedly, based on "true events," which probably means a lot of compositing going on). The film has Leanean scope, beginning with a prologue in 50s Israel, then flashing back to the main events in 44 and 45 (there is also a wonderful cut/lap dissolve/bit of digital trickery at the end to take us back to Israel that is worthy of Anne Coates herself--Groggy, take note!). The movie is much pacier than one of Lean's, though; events follow one another with blitzkrieg rapidity. The 145 minute run time passes like it's 90. Another great element is the lead, played by the fetching Carice van Houten. In the 70s and early 80s Verhoeven frequently cast the petite blonde Renee Soutendijk, and van Houten is something of a second coming (she takes her clothes off just as often, too). The plot has so many twists that it leaves most other espionage flicks looking pale by comparison. Indeed, last year American audiences finally got to see Melville's Army of Shadows (1969) for the first time, which was rightly acclaimed. When put up beside PV's new film, however,  Melville's appears highly naive.  O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 (out of 5).


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Arizona Colt on April 14, 2007, 03:38:01 PM
Shogun's Ninja-2.5 not the greatest not the worst but really an OK sonny chiba movie.

Which one did you see kurug3n? Did you see the remastered widescreen subbed edition?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on April 14, 2007, 11:10:13 PM
It says it was supposedly Re-mastered but i couldnt see much of the letters that showed up.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on April 15, 2007, 08:39:30 AM
The Big Combo 3/5 , Film Noir with Cornell Wilde, Richard Conte, Brian Donlevy, Jean Wallace, Lee Van Cleef, Earl Holliman,  dir, by Joseph H. Lewis.  Ok film with LVC in a supporting part. Picked it up cheap at FYE, a good looking DVD from Geneon, no frills, no extras, no chapters.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Arizona Colt on April 16, 2007, 10:53:03 AM
It says it was supposedly Re-mastered but i couldnt see much of the letters that showed up.

If you got the english dubbed one, it has "fake" widescreen. Somebody placed black bars at the top and bottom of a full screen version which cuts off the titles as well as some of the action. The beautiful full wide version (2:35:1) which is subtitled is the way to go. I enjoyed this one much better seeing it this way. A lot of blood in this one. This film is taken from real events although some liberties have been taken. For one, Hattori Hanzo would have only been a small boy during this time period if I am not mistaken.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on April 16, 2007, 06:09:06 PM
If you got the english dubbed one, it has "fake" widescreen. Somebody placed black bars at the top and bottom of a full screen version which cuts off the titles as well as some of the action. The beautiful full wide version (2:35:1) which is subtitled is the way to go. I enjoyed this one much better seeing it this way. A lot of blood in this one. This film is taken from real events although some liberties have been taken. For one, Hattori Hanzo would have only been a small boy during this time period if I am not mistaken.

Yep its the fake one and it was alright and i barely saw any blood except when that girl got shot and the ending where *Spoilers* Chiba got that little sword stabbed into his neck.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Arizona Colt on April 16, 2007, 06:16:43 PM
There's quite a bit of gore in that one especially during the opening massacre. If you want to see some STREETFIGHTER style craziness, check out Chiba's two EXECUTIONER films. The second has more outrageous comedy than anything else, but features some gore at the end. Director Teruo Ishii didn't want to do karate pictures but was forced into it and he set out to make the nuttiest movie he could as well as an even more insane sequel which ended up becoming Chiba's most beloved movie in Japan.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Arizona Colt on April 16, 2007, 06:22:37 PM
KILLING MACHINE is another great Chiba actioner. There's one scene in there that'll make your jaw hit the floor. His Matsutatsu trilogy is good too.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on April 17, 2007, 11:50:13 AM
The last five movies I watched:

Romeo and Julet (Zeffereli, 1968) - 7/10
Not too accurate of a score, considering I watched it in English class with many interuptions and a small TV on the other side of the room - but it's pretty good. I like the way actors used more of a theater acting style to create a more accurate portrayal of the actual play. The famed tragedy toward the end is well filmed, and this gets a recommendation - but only if you read the play first.

Touch of Evil (Welles, 1958) - 9.5/10
Just about a perfect noir, and possibly the best film-noir I've ever seen (commonly known as the last actual film-noir). Touch of Evil includes some of the best cinematography I've seen on film, as well as some of the best direction from Orson Welles. Every noir, neo or film, should be based around this.

The Great Dictator (Chaplin, 1940) - 8/10
Not Chaplin's best (City Lights), but certainly not Chaplin's worst (Modern Times). It's the middle Chaplin for me so far, and still a wonderful movie. It's filled with comedic irony, as a Jewish barber shop owner is mistaken for Adenoid Hynkel - leader of Germany (who is clearly supposed to be Hitler). Both characters, though, are played by Chaplin. This is one of Chaplin's funnier films, but lacks the heart of the others I've seen of his work. A great movie.

The Trial (Welles, 1963) - 8/10
Nobody is posting, so I just have to keep editing! Sometimes this happens with movies: I'm kind of undecided immediately after viewing of how good it is - or whether I even like it or not! Odder, more artistic movies like this need some time to rub in. Now that the 'rubbing' is done, I can say that this is a great movie. While not as good as Citizen Kane or especially Touch of Evil, it's still a great effort from Orson Welles. The last 30-45 minutes really dragged on (probably since I wasn't in much of a mood to watch it the first place). Do I recommend it? Yes, to extremely hardcore film enthusiasts who like to search for meaning and symbolism in such more "artistic" movies.

The Departed (Scorsese, 2006) - 9/10
Much better the second time around, especially since I understood the story much better. Scorsese definately deserved the awards for Best Picture and Best Directed, and I'm glad he did. Damon, Nicholson and DiCaprio were both great as well, and they also were deserving of awards. The Departed is a must-see.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on April 17, 2007, 11:54:57 AM
The last five movies I watched:

Romeo and Julet (Zeffereli, 1968) - 7/10
Not too accurate of a score, considering I watched it in English class with many interuptions and a small TV on the other side of the room - but it's pretty good. I like the way actors used more of a theater acting style to create a more accurate portrayal of the actual play. The famed tragedy toward the end is well filmed, and this gets a recommendation - but only if you read the play first.




The presence of Olivia Hussey helps as well.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on April 17, 2007, 11:56:40 AM
The bitch teacher fast-forwarded through the boobies.

Let's just say she didn't wake up the next morning...or the morning after that.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on April 17, 2007, 11:59:37 AM
The bitch teacher fast-forwarded through the boobies.


That commie bitch!

No worries, it's a quick flash and not much else.



Hussey's presence is enough though.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on April 17, 2007, 01:56:29 PM
Oh come on, the boobies made that film better then Luhrmann's version  ;D

Glad you enjoyed Touch Of Evil rrpower. Great noir (though in my opinion it's not the best, there are others with one that is so sublime and superb that it radiates upon me it's dark foreboading storyline, it's great acting and beautiful cinematography,wanna know what it is? )


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on April 17, 2007, 04:08:49 PM
I had to watch "Romeo and Juliet" under those circumstances too - but I thought it was a very good movie anyway.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on April 17, 2007, 04:29:58 PM
Groggy, I'm halfway through Dr. Zhivago.

Judging from your icon and previous posts - you're quite the Lean fan, eh?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on April 17, 2007, 05:50:51 PM

The presence of Olivia Hussey helps as well.
Agreed. The presence of "A Time For Us" doesn't.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on April 17, 2007, 06:58:33 PM
Oh come on, the boobies made that film better then Luhrmann's version  ;D

Glad you enjoyed Touch Of Evil rrpower. Great noir (though in my opinion it's not the best, there are others with one that is so sublime and superb that it radiates upon me it's dark foreboading storyline, it's great acting and beautiful cinematography,wanna know what it is? )
The Third Man? ???


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on April 18, 2007, 04:19:38 AM
Nope  :)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on April 18, 2007, 07:21:43 AM
Detour?



I have a lot of catching up to do with this thread.

The Yakuza Papers, Volume 3: Proxy War -- The third volume of Kinji Fukasaku's five-volume epic.  Now, you may think that if a film is a five volumes long, it must be very slow paced, well, this is not the case.  In fact, the film is very quick paced, and a lot of it goes by very very fast.  So fast that i was sometimes confused as to what was going on.  To keep the story moving they can't introduce each character slowly, so they often do a freeze frame and flash a subtitle that says "Underboss of the Shozo family" or whatever that man's title is.  It's hard to keep track of all these characters in your head, and with people usually dying left and right, it gets even more confusing.  Still, even if you're not sure what's going on 100 percent of the time, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy it.  So far, all three of these movies have been superb. This film was a very good installment, showing the growing violent interactions between families, essentially having Proxy Wars (hence the title) through smaller gangs, which all leads up to a violent conclusion (which my brother sat in on) which made him say, "I didn't know there were movies in the seventies this violent."  Also, i love the music for this whole series.  Great stuff!

5/5 for the whole series so far.



Blades of Glory -- My friend and i were going to sneak into grindhouse (by paying for a different movie [i.e. Blades of Glory]) and then waltzing into the teatre that's playing grindhouse, but we saw that employees had that place covered, so we had to go to the movie we payed for, Blades of Glory.  Really dumb but it made me laugh out loud, particularly in the final figure skating competition, where Will Farrel / Jon Heder's opponents to a completely tasteless re-enactment of the Marilyn Monroe / JFK relationship.  It is hilarious.  It's made funnier by the fact that you see the two partners in separate scenes for like fifteen minutes prior in the movie, while they're still in full costume.  And, though you recognize Marilyn, you don't realize the dude in a suit is JFK until you actually see the two on screen together.  You'd have to see the scene to realize how funy it is.

3/5 -- Kept my entertained



Reviews that i'll give later today: The Devil's Playground, The Blues Brothers



Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Arizona Colt on April 18, 2007, 10:25:16 AM
Detour?



I have a lot of catching up to do with this thread.

The Yakuza Papers, Volume 3: Proxy War -- The third volume of Kinji Fukasaku's five-volume epic.  Now, you may think that if a film is a five volumes long, it must be very slow paced, well, this is not the case.  In fact, the film is very quick paced, and a lot of it goes by very very fast.  So fast that i was sometimes confused as to what was going on.  To keep the story moving they can't introduce each character slowly, so they often do a freeze frame and flash a subtitle that says "Underboss of the Shozo family" or whatever that man's title is.  It's hard to keep track of all these characters in your head, and with people usually dying left and right, it gets even more confusing.  Still, even if you're not sure what's going on 100 percent of the time, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy it.  So far, all three of these movies have been superb. This film was a very good installment, showing the growing violent interactions between families, essentially having Proxy Wars (hence the title) through smaller gangs, which all leads up to a violent conclusion (which my brother sat in on) which made him say, "I didn't know there were movies in the seventies this violent."  Also, i love the music for this whole series.  Great stuff!

5/5 for the whole series so far.





Many Japanese films are like this where there is a freeze frame and a title appears that reveals who the character is and his or her title.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on April 18, 2007, 11:37:23 AM
Nope:

In A Lonely Place  O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on April 18, 2007, 03:03:12 PM
Many Japanese films are like this where there is a freeze frame and a title appears that reveals who the character is and his or her title.

Aha, well, I certainly don't mind it, I just get confused who's doing what to who at any given moment, y'know.  Sometimes i wonder, "now, why are they killing this guy, again?" 

I'm tempted to get my hands on a copy of this set, because i'm only halfway through it, and am yearning for some repeat viewings of the earlier volumes.  Won't be ables to do it for a few months though (just made a large purchase, and i want to save my money).



I haven't seen Detour nor In a Lonely Place. :(




The Blues Brothers -- Mmmmmm, yes please.  This film is excellent.  I'd seen it before, but only on tv, and this time i was at a friends house (there were like ten other people there as well) and i watched it projected up against a screen, and, let me tell you, I loved it more than ever before.  This movie has everything: I can laugh AND listen to the fine musical talents of John Lee Hooker, Ray Charles, The Blues Brothers Band themselves (good stuff) and more.  One of the best comedies.  Ever.

4.5 / 5




The Devil's Playground -- A documentary about Amish kids, who are, at age sixteen, allowed to go out and be "exposed" to the "english" world  (in what is called the Rumspringa) until they make an official choice of whether to join the Amish church, or stay in the outside world.  When the Amish kids are in the devil's playground, they party, drink, do drugs, have sex, party, do drugs, and party again.  This follows the lives of some of the kids who are (or were) in their Rumspringa.  The film seems to have a low budget, but that's not a problem.  Pretty interesting, but it actually bored me at times even though it's only an hour and twenty minutes long. 

3 / 5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Arizona Colt on April 18, 2007, 03:08:37 PM
Silenzio, have you seen the other version of the BLUES BROTHERS?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on April 18, 2007, 03:19:01 PM
Silenzio, have you seen the other version of the BLUES BROTHERS?

What's the other version?  ???  I know the one i saw had all scenes restored.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on April 18, 2007, 04:28:58 PM
Aha you saw the extended version that Universal recently put out on DVD. From what I heard Universal destroyed a lot of neg regarding other scenes shot by Landis so that he could never put them back.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Arizona Colt on April 19, 2007, 01:39:46 PM
Yes, this Universal disc has both versions on 2 discs plus documentaries and other features.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on April 19, 2007, 06:37:20 PM
Yes, this Universal disc has both versions on 2 discs plus documentaries and other features.

Yup, that's it.  and we decided to watch the extended one (good choice, the movie is great).



Rear Window -- Such an amazing thriller.  Love this, love Stewart, and love the Hitch.  As (i'm sure everybody knows) it's about a wheel-chair bound guy who's staying in his house, and looking at people out the window, yada yada yada, everybody but me had seen this film before, anyway.  Anyhow, Hitch really does know how to weave a story, with subtle yet great direction.  He never zooms in too far to the other rooms, he knows how to pull back and keep a sense of distance and disconnection from all other parties of the apartment building during the whole film, plus jimmy stewart is well.... Jimmy Stewart.  I don't need to tell you guys why this is excellent, you've all seen it!

5 / 5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on April 19, 2007, 06:39:17 PM
Another great film, have you seen Vertigo? In my (and a lot of other peoples) favourite but I have to admit Rear Window is one of his films that reaches 'Hitch perfection'


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on April 19, 2007, 08:48:16 PM
Another great film, have you seen Vertigo? In my (and a lot of other peoples) favourite but I have to admit Rear Window is one of his films that reaches 'Hitch perfection'

Yes, i have seen Vertigo.

I love North by Northwest as well.  I have it video recorded, i should watch it again some time.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on April 19, 2007, 08:53:03 PM
Yes, i have seen Vertigo.

I love North by Northwest as well.  I have it video recorded, i should watch it again some time.

Should watch "Rope".


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on April 19, 2007, 10:01:06 PM
Smokin Aces- 4/5

I like this movie and the ending i think is the only way to end the movie and not the Alternative ending on the DVD.The story is about a guy named Billy "Aces" Isreal being a informat to the FBI and how 7 hitmen are looking to kill him for 1 million dollars.The best group of the whole movie is the Tremor brothers because even though they are Neo-Nazis they somewhat are Leone influenced in this movie.

*A SOMEWHAT SPOILER*

The best scene though was when one of tremor brother walks up to Jack Dupree(Ben Affleck) body and starts to get redemption by having his finger move his mouth and him saying some of the best dialouge in the whole movie ;D and then we have the song from GBU when Tuco and Blondie are going into the POW camp playing in the background.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on April 20, 2007, 06:25:54 AM
I've seen around 20 Hitchcock, and Rear Window is easily his best, followed by Rebecca and Vertigo.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on April 20, 2007, 04:23:30 PM
I've seen around 20 Hitchcock, and Rear Window is easily his best, followed by Rebecca and Vertigo.
My faves are Vertigo, RW, and NxNW. All are masterpieces. RW is perhaps a perfect film that can be appreciated for a million things. Until recently, I hadn’t realized how significant its soundtrack is, but then I got a copy of Sullivan’s Hitchcock’s Music (2006) and it set me straight:

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Rear Window is Hitchcock’s most daring experiment in popular music. Its pop-song surrealism is the forerunner of American Graffiti, Mona Lisa, After Hours, and many other films, but the way the tunes and street sounds drift through the sound track, in and out of windows and the protagonist’s dreams, is unique.

Indeed, Rear Window feels like such a radical experiment, unlike anything in a movie before, that we need to remind ourselves that its roots go back to British Hitchcock—to The 39 Steps, Rich and Strange, even Blackmail. (169)
So Hitchcock may deserve as much credit for the score as Franz Waxman, the credited composer. Indeed, Waxman’s previous work for Hitchcock (Rebecca, Suspicion, The Paradine Case) were lush symphonic scores, very unlike what was produced for Rear Window.

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Rear Window’s cue sheet instantly reveals an astonishing diversity and richness. It lists thirty-nine songs, ballets, “improvisations,” boogies, and “jukeboxes” by a dizzying variety of songwriters. The official composer is Franz Waxman, on his fourth Hitchcock film; the list also includes Leonard Bernstein, Richard Rodgers, Jay Livingston, Johnny Burke, Walter Gross, Schubert, and Mendelssohn.” (170)

Sullivan also mentions that the final cut of the film includes an excerpt not included on the cue sheet, a quote from Waxman’s score from A Place in the Sun (1951). And of course, Waxman wrote the song that we hear gestating throughout the picture until its performance in completed form at the end of the film, “Lisa.” But all this pales beside Sullivan’s most amazing observation:

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Everywhere, the sound track upsets conventions. Lisa’s floating entrance into the movie and into Jeff’s dreams—one of the most ravishing shots in all Hitchcock—is announced not by a lush nocturne but by a faraway singer warming up on the piano, blending with the cries of children playing in the last glow of sunset, a touch of realism that imparts sublime poetry.

Fascinating as the referential songs are—and they clearly appealed to Hitchcock’s love of designs and correspondences—it is these moments of pure poetry that make Rear Window such a haunting and original work of art: the piano boogie-woogie pinging into Lisa’s subconscious as she hums what is to be her theme song; the distant waltz incongruously supporting the doomed dog’s courtyard digging; the Ivesian blending of all the music in a dissonant fabric of crisscrossing songs and city noises. (180)
The reference to Ives is instructive, and suggests what Sullivan doesn’t quite make explicit: the score for Rear Window is nothing short of the film’s sonic totality, including all the background sounds, found music, and dialogue (thus the film’s ideal soundtrack album would have to last the entire length of the movie). Until The Birds, then, this was the most radical “score” ever devised for film.

And this is only one aspect of an amazing film that could easily support its own website….


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on April 20, 2007, 05:30:50 PM
I'm excited that the David Lean version of "Oliver Twist" (with Alec Guinness as Fagin) is on TCM tonight, and I'll do my damndest to watch!  ;)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on April 20, 2007, 07:53:38 PM
Ah, Rear Window's music. There are few soundtracks better. Whenever I hear those jazzy sounds it reminds me of the night I first watched it - expecting to only view about twenty minutes - I stayed wide awake until 2AM.

The next day in school, the first thing I did was get on a computer (since we had been working on a project in science) and look it up on IMDb.

Speaking of which, I just watched Rope and Rear Window back to back...about 15 minutes ago.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on April 20, 2007, 08:32:37 PM
Rear Window is excellent. One of Hitchcock's best.


And I thought the new movie Disturbia, which was based on Rear Window, was pretty good too. What made that movie good was David Morse who does a fantastic job as the villain. It's always fun to see him play the sick bad guy you really want to see die.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on April 20, 2007, 11:23:32 PM
Hot Fuzz- 3/5

Good not Great but the best scene was the Point Blank reference ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on April 21, 2007, 06:28:58 AM
Oliver Twist - 8/10:

Another classic by David Lean. I've never had much use for Dickens, at the risk of sounding like a plebian; I've read several of his works and tried reading others, but have always found them rather dull and meandering.  However, this is a great film adaptation of "Oliver Twist", one which I've yet to read and was little familiar with.

The black-and-white photography, and use of lighting, is brilliant; this is definitely in the same league as "Citizen Kane" and "Sunset Boulevard" as one of the best black-and-white films of all time. You definitely get a great sense of what it must have been like growing up in poverty in 19th Century London.

The cast was brilliant, particularly Robert Newton as Bill Sikes, the lovely Kay Walsh as Nancy, and a young Anthony Newley as the Artful Dodger. Alec Guinness is extremely grotesque as Fagin, and its easy to see why many protested this as an anti-Semitic portrayal (even though he's at least somewhat sympathetic).

Overall, it's a great movie and I'd recommend it to all of you.  Now, let's see if I can track down "Brief Encounter". . .


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on April 21, 2007, 07:41:23 AM
Stranger than Fiction -- 3/5.  I don't feel like writing about it.  :D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Noodles_SlowStir on April 21, 2007, 09:39:46 AM
My faves are Vertigo, RW, and NxNW. All are masterpieces. RW is perhaps a perfect film that can be appreciated for a million things. Until recently, I hadn’t realized how significant its soundtrack is, but then I got a copy of Sullivan’s Hitchcock’s Music (2006) and it set me straight

The reference to Ives is instructive, and suggests what Sullivan doesn’t quite make explicit: the score for Rear Window is nothing short of the film’s sonic totality, including all the background sounds, found music, and dialogue (thus the film’s ideal soundtrack album would have to last the entire length of the movie). Until The Birds, then, this was the most radical “score” ever devised for film.

And this is only one aspect of an amazing film that could easily support its own website….



Makes me want to see Rear Window again.  Thanks for post.  This was really interesting.  Hitchcock's Music sounds like a great read.  Although he had such great score composers,  when I think of Hitchcock, I think of his masterful and innovative approaches visually to his great stories.  Amazing that he was so meticulous about the aural aspect of voyeurism.

I do find it hard to choose between Rear Window and Vertigo.  I definitely agree with you on the three films....I like North By Northwest as well.  He made so many great films.  I sort of had my favorite four.  I always liked Notorious.  Another really great cast and also the very suspenseful party and wine cellar scene. 

Last fall TCM reran some old Dick Cavett show episodes on various film legends.  I caught his show with Alfred Hitchcock.  It was great.   He had such a wicked sense of humor.  Definitely comes through in his work.  The one on Robert Mitchum was really enjoyable as well.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on April 21, 2007, 11:31:42 AM
Whilst my favourite being Vertigo, Rear Window and Notorious I've always had a soft spot for Spellbound (don't hit me)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on April 21, 2007, 04:04:08 PM
Rented two films that I've not seen, but am hoping are very good: "Braveheart" and "Empire of the Sun". Hope I get to watch both of them by Monday.  O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on April 21, 2007, 07:52:02 PM
EotS is amazing, never seen Braveheart.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on April 21, 2007, 09:51:57 PM
Braveheart is alright


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on April 22, 2007, 07:08:40 AM
Braveheart - Got to watch this one last night, and I thought it was good though not very impressive. Well, scratch that, I thought the battle scenes were amazing.  There was a lot to like about it: the battle scenes (we're re-iterating ::)), the cast (particularly Mel Gibson, Patrick McGoohan, and the lovely Sophie Marceau), the cinematography, even the music, but it lacked that special something IMO - it was just a very long, but very entertaining action film. I'm torn between giving it a 7 and an 8/10 - I think it's better than just a seven, but I reserve 8+ typically for truly great films. But I did enjoy it, just didn't think it was a masterpiece.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Arizona Colt on April 22, 2007, 10:25:44 AM
WHAT PRICE HONESTY- 1981                                                8/10

Three young graduates at a police academy (played by Pai Piao, former Venom Sun Chien and Danny Lee) become entangled in severe corruption from within the police force. The criminals the three arrest are later set free and gambling, prostitution and rampant violence continues. With the townsfolk terrified to speak out, the three friends try and stand against the corrupt head constable and the magistrate. One of the friends is murdered attempting to apprehend a vicious killer (Lo Lieh), his wife blames his closest friend for talking him into becoming an officer only to leave her a widow and an orphan. The two remaining partners decide something must be done, but then the constable kidnaps Sun's family and forces him to frame Pai's character. He is subsequently tried and put in jail.

He is brutally tortured then put into a cell with those that he had arrested. These villains take turns urinating on him and beat him senselessly. He is then placed in an isolated cell. His wife comes to see him and tells him the Imperial Envoy will be passing through and she will inform him of what has been going on. Her conversation is overheard and she is hanged by the malicious police. In one of many shocking scenes, the police arrive just before the poor woman expires, but the head constable refuses to take her down instead watching as her neck breaks. The townspeople are in an uproar and threaten to revolt.

Sun's character has a change of heart and goes to see Pai in the cell pretending to still be a traitor. A plan is set into motion to spring him and inform the Envoy upon his arrival. The killer from earlier (Lo Lieh) is released to murder Pai in his cell but he is killed instead. Pai dresses in his clothes to get out. He breaks out during a mass execution of a couple dozen prisoners and Pai escapes on a corpse ridden wagon but not before killing the head torturer.

Pai eventually gets his hands on the nasty head constable and takes the equally vile magistrate hostage. He and Sun head for the dilapidated Temple of Chivalry for the showdown. He plans to hold the magistrate there until the Envoy arrives. He does arrive but is not on the side of good as he impales Pai with a sword and laughs with the Magistrate curious if had received the gifts sent to him. Finally, Sun can take no more and he valiantly cuts down both the Envoy and the Magistrate before being riddled with arrows. He collapses and he and Pai grasp each others bloody hands before finally dying as the film ends.

The movies main theme is corruption in the government and the common people cannot fight against the system although dying for what you believe in is ultimately preferable than living as a slave to a system where the guilty are protected and the innocent are imprisoned for convenience. A very strong movie from director Yuen Ho Chuen who had directed the previous years THE FIGHTING FOOL, a kung fu comedy, the extreme polar opposite of this film. It's a shame he didn't do more serious dramatic works as he apparently only directed these two films for Shaws. This same style of cop thriller would become commonplace years later set mostly in modern times. This film was way ahead of its time. A remake was done in the 90s under the name WHAT PRICE SURVIVAL.

(http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/8383/whatpricehonestylk6.jpg)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on April 22, 2007, 04:22:08 PM
Empire of the Sun - I've wanted to see this film for a long time, because of the story and the fact that it was a film passed on from one of my two favorite directors, David Lean, to my favorite modern director, with the possible exception of Scorsese - Steven Spielberg. I finally got to watch it today, and I found it slightly disappointing.

First of all, the movie was beautifully photographed. Truth be told, I'd have to say it's one of the most beautifully-shot films I'd ever seen.  So many memorable images, the crowd scenes at the beginning, Christian Bale trying to "surrender" in occupied Shanghai, the P-51 attack on the airfield, the stadium filled with discarded junk, Bale seeing the A-Bomb flash on the distant horizon. The Lean influence is definitely there; one scene in particular, where Bale's family is driving to costume party through the slums of Shanghai, is almost identical to a similar scene in "A Passage to India". There was some sentimentality - it wouldn't be Spielberg if it didn't - but it was relatively subdued, by Spielberg standards, and I appreciate that. The battle scenes, though relatively few, were excellent. The acting is good overall, particularly Bale, John Malkovich, and Nigel Havers, even if a lot of the characters don't have much to do.

But I have a big problem with the film, which is that it's a) too long and b) poorly paced. The first hour or so, while very entertaining, goes by very slowly and I was amazed that I wasn't even halfway through the film when we reached the scenes at the internment camp.  I don't think that it was the length, so much as the pace. There was a lot of malingering going on which doesn't add a lot to the movie.

So, "Empire of the Sun" was a good film, but not a great one. I'll give it a 7/10.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on April 23, 2007, 04:59:42 PM
But I have a big problem with the film, which is that it's a) too long and b) poorly paced. The first hour or so, while very entertaining, goes by very slowly and I was amazed that I wasn't even halfway through the film when we reached the scenes at the internment camp.  I don't think that it was the length, so much as the pace. There was a lot of malingering going on which doesn't add a lot to the movie.

So, "Empire of the Sun" was a good film, but not a great one. I'll give it a 7/10.
I guess it depends on what you're expecting from the film. Since this is a movie about a kid interned by the Japanese in WWII China and is based more or less on true events, I expect a certain amount of "malingering." Gives the whole a bit of authenticity.

Where the film really falls down is the music: another wretched effort from John Williams. Probably the single most significant thing that keeps SS from achieving cinematic greatness are those awful scores.........


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on April 23, 2007, 08:54:36 PM

Where the film really falls down is the music: another wretched effort from John Williams. Probably the single most significant thing that keeps SS from achieving cinematic greatness are those awful scores.........

even for the Indie Jones trilogy?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Mr. Pseudonym on April 24, 2007, 08:40:08 AM
The Great Escape. I've been wanting to see it for years and it just slipped my mind every time I went into the video store, and I actually checked it out of the library (that's where I get most of my movies nowadays; it's FREE)!
Anyway, it was fantastic.  I'm sure most everyone here has seen it, so I won't go into the plot.  9/10!  8)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Noodles_SlowStir on April 24, 2007, 01:34:44 PM
I liked Williams' score for The Accidental Tourist.  Looked at his filmography and had forgotten he did Family Plot.  Didn't realize he had worked with Bernard Herrman.  For me with Spielberg, it's more than just the music....


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on April 24, 2007, 04:50:58 PM
Looked at his filmography and had forgotten he did Family Plot
Williams at his best (i.e. unmemorable).


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on April 24, 2007, 04:58:07 PM
I guess it depends on what you're expecting from the film. Since this is a movie about a kid interned by the Japanese in WWII China and is based more or less on true events, I expect a certain amount of "malingering." Gives the whole a bit of authenticity.

Maybe is authentic, but it's still too long. I don't mind that it spent a lot of time in the prison camp, I just think it was a badly paced film.

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Where the film really falls down is the music: another wretched effort from John Williams. Probably the single most significant thing that keeps SS from achieving cinematic greatness are those awful scores.........

I disagree strongly with you. Williams is not the level with Morricone, Jarre, Goldsmith, etc. but he's written some classic themes. I don't really pay much attention to the score in EotS, to be honest.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on April 24, 2007, 09:25:06 PM
In A Lonely Place -- Frickin' awesome Noir that appears to have been cooked to perfection and marinated in awesome sauce.  Bogie (who is the man, as usual) plays a screenwriter who hasn't come up with anything good since "the war."  When he gets an assignment to adapt a novel, he uses it as an excuse to take a lady back to his apartment ("I need to read this book, but I am too tired.  I need you to come summarize it for me." [he knows the lady has already read it]).  When he gets there he finds out she is... really annoying.  He sends her on her merry way.  The next day, the woman is found dead on the side of the road.  Bogie does an awesome job in his part.  He's a generally cynical, sarcastic, but mild man, who seems to have a very volatile personality and proned to fits of pure outrage.  And trust me... when Bogie got mad in this movie (and I mean mad) I could've sworn i felt my heart rate go up significantly.  The best performance I think I've ever seen out of Bogie... Best Noir I've ever seen with Bogie.... and definitely one of the best films I've ever seen with Bogie.  The film has such suspense, and builds up to the great conclusion so well.  I'll tell you, when I watched this movie, it gave me that funny swelling feeling on the inside.  That there is what cinema is all about.  Few other movies have made me do that.

Big 5 out of 5.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on April 25, 2007, 04:21:57 AM
Thankyou Silenzio! I'm over the moon that you liked this film so much. I'm glad I can recomend something thst you like  O0 (After all it's my 4th fave film of all time)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on April 25, 2007, 04:58:45 AM
Wow. Time for a rental. Sounds awesome!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on April 25, 2007, 05:15:13 AM
My piece of film history from In A Lonely Place and one I treasure.

(http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/8903/ialpud0.jpg)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on April 25, 2007, 04:21:14 PM
Certainly, IALP is one of the greats. I've always thought that calling it film noir is somewhat misleading, though. The point of the exercise seems to be to confound expectations; the film appears to be something we're familiar with, but turns out to be something entirely different. Naturally, it uses the trappings of noir to lull the audience and set them up for the final blow, which first-time viewers never see coming. This misdirection is aided by the use of Bogart's iconic image. Similar to the way John Wayne is presented in Red River, or Jimmy Stewart in Vertigo, we are shown a Bogie who is recognizably himself, yet doing things the "real" Bogie would never do. It's as if a "pod" double had taken his place. Wonderfully creepy.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on April 25, 2007, 04:55:23 PM
I have to disagree about calling it a noir 'misleading' and I have yet to read anything to disprove me (but everyone has their own definitions regarding noir so I certainly don't think my opinion is necessarily the right one as I'm sure you'll point out Dave  :) )


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on April 25, 2007, 05:43:28 PM
Well, I don't have much use for the term "film noir" anyway, except as a term of convenience to cover b&w crime films of the 40s and 50s. My point regarding IALP is just that it nods to a genre/style of that period as a means of setting up viewers for a rather startling conclusion. IALP does something so rarely done in movies, it actually surprises its audience, and that is no small achievement.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on April 25, 2007, 05:53:41 PM
I definatly agree with you there  O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on April 27, 2007, 07:12:26 PM
Crippled Avengers-4/5 just awesome


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on April 28, 2007, 12:34:46 AM
Crippled Avengers-4/5 just awesome


Put me down for 5/5 for that one!

check out "Secret Service Of The Imperial Court" next!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on April 28, 2007, 01:22:46 PM
Faster Pussycat Kill Kill 2/5 Russ Meyer flick om TCM last night


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Arizona Colt on April 28, 2007, 01:28:25 PM
If not for the multitude of "capable" female cast members, his movies wouldn't be as interesting to watch. The Charlie's Angels show owes a lot to THE DOLL SQUAD.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on April 29, 2007, 05:24:01 AM
Night at the Museum - 6/10. Not bad, a reasonably entertaining kid's film, which was all it was trying to be. The best part was Mickey Rooney as a foulmouthed security guard.  ;)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Arizona Colt on April 29, 2007, 10:36:51 AM

Put me down for 5/5 for that one!

check out "Secret Service Of The Imperial Court" next!

I sent him some different ones from you, FC although I did send him SECRET SERVICE....


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on April 29, 2007, 10:42:45 AM
Quick one here, saw King Vidor's The Fountainhead (based on Rand's famous book) which was excedingly entertaining. Cooper, the gorgeous Patricia Neal and the ever excellent Ray Massey gave some of their best performances. Who ever new architecture could ever be so fascinating.

LA's score 4 out 5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on April 29, 2007, 03:58:07 PM
Raiders of the Lost Ark - despite what I felt was a rather slow beginning, the film was ultimately a very enjoyable action film. It isn't the best film ever made, or even the best of its kind, but it was a fun way to waste two hours. I'll give it an 8/10.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on April 29, 2007, 07:17:45 PM
Harsh Times-4.9/5

I dont know why but i just love this film but i felt as though it was just missing something i dont know what but something IS missing.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on April 30, 2007, 05:10:19 PM
Quick one here, saw King Vidor's The Fountainhead (based on Rand's famous book) which was excedingly entertaining. Cooper, the gorgeous Patricia Neal and the ever excellent Ray Massey gave some of their best performances. Who ever new architecture could ever be so fascinating.

LA's score 4 out 5
I give it 5/5 for being the most un-PC film ever made. I watch it every Christmas....... ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on May 02, 2007, 02:28:10 PM
The Holy Cylinder (Power, 2007) - 10/10
The greatest film I've ever seen. This sweeping epic directed by Roy Power started as a simple project for his math class - but it ended as a masterpiece, which can arguably rival Citizen Kane and The Godfather. The film is about two men, Adventure Noons and Big Red, who go on a quest for a holy cylinder - containing a bag of marshmellows. Through their quest, they encounter ghostly fairy women, cylinder fortresses, dangerous ponds, mysterious wizards, and dangerous rolling balls of death. In the end, can they achieve the marshmellows needed for the campfire, or will they fall before the horrors of geometry?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on May 02, 2007, 02:34:21 PM
Le Chaton de Trois Points (Johnson, 2006) 11 / 10

How is it that it was this director's debut?  The Three Point Kitten enthralls the audience with its poignant imagery and intricate plot. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76ch_yBiuI4


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Nakadai on May 02, 2007, 02:46:31 PM
Le Cercle Rouge 4.5/5

Another impressive work from Melville, a solid crime story with an explosive albeit abrupt finish.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on May 02, 2007, 02:59:53 PM
Le Chaton de Trois Points (Johnson, 2006) 11 / 10

How is it that it was this director's debut?  The Three Point Kitten enthralls the audience with its poignant imagery and intricate plot. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76ch_yBiuI4
Your debut was a lot better than mine! (Roycky IV)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on May 02, 2007, 03:06:36 PM
Your debut was a lot better than mine! (Roycky IV)

I am embarrassed to admit the only Rocky i've seen was the fifth one... and only for five minutes on television.  it was HILARIOUS.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on May 02, 2007, 05:14:14 PM
Le Cercle Rouge 4.5/5

Another impressive work from Melville, a solid crime story with an explosive albeit abrupt finish.
I very much like the first half of this. However, once we get to the caper, it's all a bit too similar to The Asphalt Jungle, Rififi, Bob le flambeur, and all those caper films from the 60s. Would have preferred to see Le Samurai and Indio take on the French mob........


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Nakadai on May 03, 2007, 03:20:28 AM
Would have preferred to see Le Samurai and Indio take on the French mob........

Part of me would of liked to of seen that myself, but ultimately I felt the bleak bullet to the back was more fitting..

Fellini's 8 1/2 : The film starts off with a bang and refuses to let up, from the prolific suffocation intro to the parading circus of a finale. 5/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on May 03, 2007, 07:25:28 AM
Personally, I love Le Cercle Rouge.  It's one of my all time favorite crime films (but I should see Le Samourai again, as well).

Fellini's 8 1/2 deserves a long overdue repeat viewing from me.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on May 03, 2007, 12:45:32 PM
I disliked 8 1/2.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on May 03, 2007, 04:15:50 PM
8 1/2 feels like it's eight-and-a-half hours long. Bores me to tears.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Arizona Colt on May 03, 2007, 04:17:40 PM
SOLDIER BLUE   8/10

Shocking American western FINALLY gets an uncut US release.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sanjuro on May 03, 2007, 10:16:22 PM
I would give a perfect rating to Le Cercle Rouge. Melville reached the ultimate spriritual state of Haiku world called "Wabi-Sabi (not to be mistaken with wasabi, I'll tell ya ;D) with this film. Melville is one of few (or maybe only one) foreign film makers who understood Asian philosophies (not perfectly but close) and could create his own unique world based on them.   


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on May 04, 2007, 04:22:03 PM
My Fair Lady - rented this one for no particular reason and watched it today, not knowing it was Audrey Hepburn's birthday and that it's on TCM today and tomorrow. It was a pretty good movie, though I think I'd rather see a straight adaptation of "Pygmalion" because the story is interesting while the songs are kind of blech in my opinion. (Is the 1938 version with Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller any good?) Loved Audrey Hepburn, thought Rex Harrison was good though not spectacular, found the sets, costumes, and cinematography ravishingly gorgeous, but didn't really care for the happy ending. I'll give it a 7/10; was queing up for an eight until the last ten minutes.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: marmota-b on May 05, 2007, 02:45:50 AM
found the sets, ... ravishingly gorgeous

Father complained about them, because he wanted to see real London. ;D He quite likes England.

But the costumes really are awesome...
About the songs - I really love some of them, quite enjoy some of them, and almost hate some of them.
First I saw it when my sister wanted to see it because of the linguistic part. O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on May 06, 2007, 11:48:45 AM
Revolver-5/5

Personally one of my top 5 films and my favorite film from Guy Ritchie.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on May 06, 2007, 04:16:41 PM
Yesterday I saw "Rocky Balboa" (7/10) and part of "Best in Show", which I'd already seen (8/10).


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on May 06, 2007, 05:50:11 PM
LA, you changed the thread title back to normal! You bastard!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on May 06, 2007, 07:05:19 PM
hehehehe I thought it be a little too Sycophantic  O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on May 06, 2007, 07:07:41 PM
hehehehe I thought it be a little too Sycophantic  O0

I don't what that means.... so I'll second it with a HOO HA!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Arizona Colt on May 07, 2007, 05:20:29 AM
Rather bluntly it means sucking up to somebody. Which you're doing by seconding the notion! :)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on May 07, 2007, 01:34:10 PM
Hehehehe  O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: As The Palaces Burn on May 07, 2007, 01:47:38 PM
Spiderman 3 - 5/10

Once you've seen the first one you've seen them all. Nice CG, nice attempt at character development (although often cliche) and plenty of superficial humorous moments.

But too much convenience. Like the meteor from space with Venom just happens to land near Peter Parker and parasite itself upon his gimp suit. Also, wierd how the bitter journalist just happens to be at the same church in NY as Peter Parker when he's tearing the Venom off himself to reveal his true identity. Plus too much many pro-patria moments just made me nauseous. At one cruscendo Spidey standing in front of a giant American flag billowing in the wind. It reminded me of the moment in the first film when one extra says "If you take one of us New Yorkers on, you take us all on". Blurgh! Nice...but not exactly subtle.

I found the moral problematic too. if someone does something horrible to you...turn the other cheek? Struck me as exhuding unabashed righteousness. Not that's necassarily a bad thing but it was a subtly issue again.  The ending was a bit vague too. He tells his uncles murderer he forgives him and the Sandman just blows away as if he was Genie from Aladdin. And what about his daughter? Live or die...they didnt wrap her up very well.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: marmota-b on May 07, 2007, 02:54:31 PM
Hostinec U Kamenneho stolu (Stone Table Inn) - Czechoslovakia, 1948
My favourite of our old comedies. It must be because of the book it's based on, by Karel Polacek, he also worked on the screenplay, though he didn't survive WWII and didn't see it filmed. As with many old comedies, some of the acting is a bit... hm... not so convincing, or too much over the top, or whatever, but it isn't so bad. Rudolf Hrusinsky is excellent, as always. I like him as a young man. :D Moreover, it's that sort of comedy you laugh all throughout even if you already know all of the jokes.
I must give it 4/5, because it doesn't reach the levels of some other films, but... as a comedy it's grand.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Noodles_SlowStir on May 07, 2007, 03:25:08 PM
Plus too much many pro-patria moments just made me nauseous. At one cruscendo Spidey standing in front of a giant American flag billowing in the wind. It reminded me of the moment in the first film when one extra says "If you take one of us New Yorkers on, you take us all on". Blurgh! Nice...but not exactly subtle.

Guess I'm going to let a little cynicism slip out.  A lot of times with the summer "blockbusters" it seems this kind of feeling is included in the film because of Memorial Day and Fourth of July holidays.  Sometimes it's even reflected in the marketing strategy....advertisements around the holidays to go and see the film.  Although Superman was....defender of "truth, justice and the American way".....and there is the image of Superman from the television series in front of the wavering flag with his hands on hips.....I noticed the same thing with subsequent Superman summer releases.  In a way, you see the same thing with winter pre-Christmas releases.  They'll include that one scene with Christmas music, shopping or Christmas decorations.  I suppose all designed to invoke a sense of identification from the viewer for the time they're going to the theater to see the film and sometimes for marketing reasons.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on May 08, 2007, 09:52:54 AM
I think I'd rather see a straight adaptation of "Pygmalion" because the story is interesting while the songs are kind of blech in my opinion. (Is the 1938 version with Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller any good?)
Yes!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on May 08, 2007, 04:14:27 PM
The Yakuza Papers, Vol. 4: Police Tactics -- And so the series continues.  Bunta Sugawara is still cool, Fukasaku's direction is still very out there... yada yada yada, i've posted my reviews for the first three volumes.  You guys know what I think about this series.  However, this one is special, there was something about this particular entry to the series that engaged me more.  I was even more interested in this installment than I was in the last three, and I had a much easier time figuring out what was going on.  A lot of things seemed to mesh in this installment, Fukasaku's directing, the acting, and the action.  Fukasaku, as usual, brings a lot of visual flair to the table, with Dutch angles so intense they're almost vertical (and, sometimes, are).  Especially during a certain assassination scene there's one of the best uses of the "blood on the camera" effect I've ever seen (though Saving Private Ryan uses it effectively as well, if i remember correctly). 

**SPOILERS**

I noticed in some of the scenes of the movie where the young bookie, Yazaki, was being introduced to the Yakuza lifestyle by his "brother" Fujita, that Kinji Fukasaku decided to use a similar grainy image effect to those that were used in the final scenes of Deadly Fight in Hiroshima.  Was this intentional?  I think it was.  It certainly gave me some goosebumps.  I knew that nothing but tragedy could come to this character.  If you don't recall, Deadly Fight in Hiroshima was the one where the up-and-coming Yakuza is eventually driven to suicide, so I thought this kid would suffer a similar fate.  Suicide wasn't the case, but he did murder his "brother" Fujita, and was subsequently sentenced to life in prison.  Just an observation.

**SPOILERS END**


I think this and Deadly Fight in Hiroshima have been my favorite installments so far, but that's just my favorite as individual films. I've heard you need to see the whole series and get a big picture of things which makes the later viewings more rewarding.  I'll have to pick up this set eventually.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on May 09, 2007, 10:53:13 AM

Spiderman 3.....  POC

but oh God, where did those HUNDREDS of millions of dollars in production go??
The effects certainly don't show that amount of money. 

It was entertaining, sure, but not in a desireable way...I wasn't crazy about watching it but once i did i was not at all surprised....

I couldn't decide on a rating so I just put POC...piece of crap ;D



Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on May 09, 2007, 02:12:39 PM
I saw Spiderman 3 last Friday and thought it was enjoyable. Nothing great.

I wish they gave Venom more screen time though.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on May 10, 2007, 04:54:40 PM
Myself and some of my friends are trying to organize I trip up to a theater (nearest one's about a half hour's drive) to see the new POTC movie on the 25th (since we get out early that day). I really hope it works out, because my latest movie party didn't come to fruition. . .  :-\


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on May 10, 2007, 05:43:44 PM

I couldn't decide on a rating so I just put POC...piece of crap ;D
Gee, this is a pretty bright bunch of people on this board, I think we all know what POC means. BTW, what's the difference between POC and POTC......... ?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on May 10, 2007, 06:17:27 PM
what's the difference between POC and POTC......... ?

I guess we aren't bright people on this board. The difference is a "T."


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on May 10, 2007, 06:29:13 PM
Beerfest- On a dramatic scale 1/5 on a funny scale 5/5



Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on May 10, 2007, 06:31:06 PM
I guess we aren't bright people on this board. The difference is a "T."
That's "T" for turd. The difference between POC and POTC is one extra turd.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on May 10, 2007, 06:40:08 PM
That's "T" for turd. The difference between POC and POTC is one extra turd.

Ah, the infamous Piece Of Turd Crap.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on May 10, 2007, 07:14:25 PM
What the hell is POTC???


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Nakadai on May 10, 2007, 08:30:02 PM
I'm absolutely horrid when it comes to keeping tabs on the films i've been watching, anyways my most recently viewed was :

The Wild One - 3.5/5  As much as I enjoyed Brando's and even more so Marvin's performances, I couldn't help feeling that the film was a bit dated. Now generally I loathe such terminology, feeling it's a bit of a cop out for a poor attention span and lack of an imaginative spirit. But here it just seemed the only way for me to describe my impression of the film...  Obviously Brando set the bar for what would be emulated countless times afterward; The "young and pained street punk", and for the most part no one (excluding James Dean) has done better since... Sadly though, overall the film just felt a bit hokey to me.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: marmota-b on May 11, 2007, 08:21:39 AM
What the hell is POTC???

I saw it used as abbreviation for Pirates of the Caribbean... as well as I saw SW used for Star Wars. Abbreviations are complicated.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on May 11, 2007, 02:03:19 PM
Pirates of the Caribbean.

Oh yeah!

Forgot about that one.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on May 11, 2007, 05:05:53 PM
Ah, the infamous Piece Of Turd Crap.
Perhaps we could say Piece of Turdy Crap, which would, of course, distinguish it from the liquid kind. >:D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on May 12, 2007, 05:20:37 AM
Yeah, I mean "Pirates of the Caribbean". I'm sorry, though you guys would have recognized it. . .  :-\


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on May 12, 2007, 08:00:37 AM
American History X -- 7 / 10

El Topo -- One of the most bizarre viewing experiences of my life.  I must admit, at first I hated it. Hated, hated, hated.  It wasn't until he got to the second or third "master gunslinger" (whichi think is 40 or so minutes into it) that i really started to get interested.  I wish I had seen a widescreen version instead of pan and scan, but what can you do.  I can't rate this movie.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on May 12, 2007, 02:16:18 PM
Perhaps we could say Piece of Turdy Crap, which would, of course, distinguish it from the liquid kind. >:D


well aside from the fact that the word "turdy" does not exist in the same context as "crappy" does, the brilliant contribution to the unraveling of complicated abbreviations of the english language is great. 
What we can do is switch the order...just to be "grammatically correct".... ;)

Conclusion: Spiderman deserves the rating "Piece of Crappy Turd"


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on May 12, 2007, 02:50:12 PM


I wish they gave Venom more screen time though.

Less of him would have been welcome. He felt like a tacked on gimick to please the fans much like Gwen Stacy was.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on May 12, 2007, 03:15:57 PM
Less of him would have been welcome. He felt like a tacked on gimick to please the fans much like Gwen Stacy was.

That's why he needed more screentime and got him a bit more involved in the plot.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on May 12, 2007, 09:19:32 PM
That's why he needed more screentime and got him a bit more involved in the plot.


Perhaps Harry should have been killed off early on. Like when him and spidey first fight instead of him being knocked out have his head cut off by the bit of web that caught his neck when zooming by on the glider. This would have been unexpected and shocking. It would also Leave enough room for the billions of subplots in the movie to vent a little.

Anything would have been better than Spidey and Goblin Jr. teaming up at the end.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on May 12, 2007, 10:06:58 PM
I watched Cinema Paradiso again. I'll sum it up using faces:

 ;D :( :'( :-* ::) :) :D O0 :o


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on May 13, 2007, 12:00:45 PM
Gandhi - 5/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on May 13, 2007, 12:21:46 PM
Secret Service of the Imperial Court-4/5 that wire fu battle at the end was a little too much


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on May 13, 2007, 02:07:26 PM
Secret Service of the Imperial Court-4/5 that wire fu battle at the end was a little too much

I would have to see the fight with the Eunuch again to see if this was the case. I have to admit at this point in the film I was struggeling to keep awake (had nothing to do with the film, it was 4 am and I was tired).
I do remember the final fight being nothing less than kick ass though.
The best part is when The hero kills 30 men in the forest (carrying his son the whole time) just before the musical sequence.

5/5 for me. Classic stuff!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on May 13, 2007, 03:39:38 PM
Anything would have been better than Spidey and Goblin Jr. teaming up at the end.

I agree, the ending feels so tacked on ( why wouldn't the butler just tell Harry from the beginning?  ::) ).


My friend Pete saw it a second time. It's a good movie but not something I would watch more than once.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on May 13, 2007, 04:24:16 PM
Gandhi - 5/5

I really, really want to see that film. . .  :'(


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: geoman-1 on May 13, 2007, 04:33:43 PM
I watched Cinema Paradiso again. I'll sum it up using faces:

 ;D :( :'( :-* ::) :) :D O0 :o
One of my favorites. A real gem of a movie.
I watched "Night AT The Museum" with my young son last night.
It was wretchedly stupid and poorly done overall. A total waste of my time. :P      1 out of 5 on the rrp scale


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Man with no dame on May 14, 2007, 08:24:12 AM
This is not the last movie I saw, but the last movie I liked seeing. Never saw Shane until a few months ago. Always resisted seeing it because of annoying Brandon DeWilde. When I did see it, it blew me away. Palance, Ladd, Van Heflin and great character turns by Ben Johnson & Elisha Cook made me forget about the kid. You can really see the influences it had on Leone's work here. Never saw Bad Day at Black Rock, next on my list.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Man with no dame on May 14, 2007, 08:40:06 AM
Always concentrated on 60's-70's westerns, never really explored the old classics until past 10 years. Wayne, Ford, Cooper were all considered a little hoaky when I was young. Now I know better.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on May 14, 2007, 02:17:50 PM
I really, really want to see that film. . .  :'(

You really, really have to.

It's a brilliant film. The details of his life are amazing and Ben Kingsley does an excellent job as Mahatma Gandhi ( he looks just like him too ).


And an interesting bit of trivia, John Ratzenberger from Cheers has a very brief cameo in the film ( I spotted him out right away ). For the minute he was on screen his voice was dubbed ( something else that's easy to notice ).


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on May 14, 2007, 04:17:12 PM
Well, look who else is in that film, John Gielgud, Edward Fox, Martin Sheen, Candice Bergen, Roshan Seth, Saed Jaffrey, Trevor Howard, and many, many other fine actors. Plus the subject is of interest to me - I really hope I get to see this one soon.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on May 14, 2007, 05:53:27 PM
Death Hunt--Saw this on AMC last weekend. Really enjoyed it. Marvin and Bronson, together again for the first time. Just a great concept, well executed (by Peter Hunt of On Her Majesty's Secret Service--what is it with this guy and winter sports?). It was fun seeing Angie Dickinson show up to hang with Marvin (especially if you recall their working relationship  viz a viz The Killers and Point Blank). Most of this film is Marvin chasing Bronson in the Yukon, and there's one great moment where Marvin uses his field glasses to check for Bronson up on the ridge line and he sees Bronson with HIS glasses looking back. Hmmm, now where do you suppose Hunt got the idea for that....?  O0 O0 O0 O0 O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on May 15, 2007, 04:42:57 PM
the killing 10/10 kubricks best movie

k i have to poop now


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on May 15, 2007, 05:12:00 PM
kubricks best movie


You are psycho


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on May 15, 2007, 07:20:32 PM
It's certainly not his best directed movie, but it includes an amazing screenplay, the best performances of any of his films, an extremely high entertainment value, and so on.

1. The Killing
2. 2001
3. The Shining
4. A Clockwork Orange
5. Dr. Strangelove
6. Full Metal Jacket

1 and 2 are extremely close. Same with 5 and 6.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on May 15, 2007, 07:37:07 PM
It's certainly not his best directed movie, but it includes an amazing screenplay, the best performances of any of his films, an extremely high entertainment value, and so on.

1. The Killing
2. 2001
3. The Shining
4. A Clockwork Orange
5. Dr. Strangelove
6. Full Metal Jacket

1 and 2 are extremely close. Same with 5 and 6.

Interesting list, but I'd say...

1. 2001 (by far)
2. Clockwork Orange
3. Dr. Strangelove
4. Paths of Glory
5. Barry Lyndon
6. The Killing
7. Full Metal Jacket
8. Spartacus



I haven't seen The Shining nor Eyes Wide Shut.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on May 15, 2007, 07:51:29 PM
You havn't seen The Shining? What the fack is wrong with you?! :o


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on May 15, 2007, 07:56:29 PM
You havn't seen The Shining? What the fack is wrong with you?! :o

Too many films, too little time! (Actually... that's misleading... I have a lot of spare time)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on May 16, 2007, 02:22:19 PM
the killing 10/10 kubricks best movie


You must be joking!

The Killing is an okay movie at best.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on May 16, 2007, 04:10:32 PM
I find The Killing is an example of perfection-to-screen packed with an amazingly well done screenplay and real characters.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: T.H. on May 16, 2007, 04:36:24 PM
The Killing is also my favorite Kubrick movie.  ;D  If I had to rank them:

The Killing
2001
Paths of Glory
Dr. Strangelove
A Clockwork Orange
Barry Lyndon
The Shining
Spartacus
Full Metal Jacket
Eyes Wide Shut
the moon landing

I have not seen Lolita in its entirety, so it's not on here.



Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on May 16, 2007, 05:02:52 PM
the moon landing

 ;D ;D

Eight Diagram Pole Fighter-5/5

my favorite so far out the 3 movies i seen


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on May 16, 2007, 05:15:21 PM
the moon landing
:D :D :D

I'm going to check into watching Lolita and Barry Lyndon soon.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on May 18, 2007, 01:09:36 AM
;D ;D

Eight Diagram Pole Fighter-5/5

my favorite so far out the 3 movies i seen

been meaning to check this out.

Had a sneaky look at the final fight on youtube and it looks very impressive!Just purchased "Legendary weapons of China".


Recently saw an early Shaw Brothers pic called Shadow Whip---3/5.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on May 18, 2007, 01:28:28 PM


I haven't seen The Shining nor Eyes Wide Shut.

You must get to it then.  They're two of his best, I believe.

As for Spartacus being on his "best" list... I don't know, I find it extremely boring...it may have something to do with Kirk Douglas in Roman clothing, taking his role way too seriously (as always..)



Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on May 18, 2007, 04:08:44 PM
I really, really want to see that film. . .  :'(

I stood in Lord Attenborough's car parking space today  O0  ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on May 19, 2007, 05:52:04 AM
You must get to it then.  They're two of his best, I believe.

As for Spartacus being on his "best" list... I don't know, I find it extremely boring...it may have something to do with Kirk Douglas in Roman clothing, taking his role way too seriously (as always..)

"Spartacus" is pretty good to me, though I think it's too long and has some flaws. I don't think it's a truly great film, but it's enjoyable enough. Olivier, Ustinov, Laughton, Herbert Lom, and Woody Strode all steal the film from Douglas though.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Man with no dame on May 19, 2007, 07:22:57 AM
This movie is a great spectacle that always gets ruined, for me, by one bad line: Douglas mortally wounds Tony Curtis in finale and, as he cradles him in his arms, Curtis looks up at Douglas, and in a thick Bronx accent, says "I,ve always loved you, Shparticus." I can't stop laughing after that. In the restored version, deleted scene between Olivier and Curtis in sauna, Olivier says "Do you prefer snails or oysters?" also pretty chucklesome.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on May 19, 2007, 07:34:02 AM
The most damning take is Kubrick’s own. This appears in Michel Ciment’s Kubrick:

Quote
In Spartacus I tried with only limited success to make the film as real as possible but I was up against a pretty dumb script which was rarely faithful to what is known about Spartacus. History tells us he twice led his victorious slave army to the northern borders of Italy, and could quite easily have gotten out of the country. But he didn’t, and instead he led his army back to pillage Roman cities. What the reasons were for this would have been the most interesting question the film might have pondered. Did the intentions of the rebellion change? Did Spartacus lose control of his leaders who by now may have been more interested in the spoils of war than in freedom? In the film, Spartacus was prevented from escape by the silly contrivance of a pirate leader who reneged on a deal to take the slave army away in his ships. If I ever needed any convincing of the limits of persuasion a director can have on a film where someone else is the producer and he is merely the highest paid member of the crew, Spartacus provided proof to last a lifetime. (Kubrick in Ciment 151).

Thus, by his own admission, Kubrick was not the author of Spartacus, although he was the author of all the other films that credit him as director. Nor was Anthony Mann, the director Kubrick replaced, the film’s principal creator. Spartacus, if a single author must be credited, belongs to Kirk Douglas. And the film’s a turkey.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Man with no dame on May 19, 2007, 07:49:18 AM
Wasn't Kubrick the initial director of Brando's western "One Eyed Jacks" but walked from film because of reasons you describe above?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on May 19, 2007, 08:39:41 AM
Fracture ***1/2 not bad thriller, entertaining at least.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: marmota-b on May 19, 2007, 09:55:21 AM
Seven Samurai (finally!!!) - what else than 10/10 could I give to it? I'm very embarassed :-[ for having such a long intermission between watching the first and second part. The film isn't to blame at all.
(I really liked Kikuchiyo. :'()


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on May 19, 2007, 01:44:59 PM
Inherit the Wind  -  5/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Nakadai on May 20, 2007, 04:49:41 AM
Films viewed within the past week:

Sansho the Bailiff - 5/5
Daimajin - 4/5
Sword Devil - 3.5/5
Ong-bak - 3/5
Samurai Wolf - 4/5
La Strada - 4.5/5
Darkness Before Dawn - 4/5
Battle Royal 2 - 2.5/5
Return of the Street Fighter - 4/5
The Yakuza - 4/5
Female Prisoner #701 Scorpion - 4/5
El Topo - 4.5/5








Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on May 20, 2007, 01:09:46 PM
The Deer Hunter - 4/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on May 20, 2007, 01:43:25 PM
The Deer Hunter - 4/5


....

four?


four?



four?





4?


FOUR?!?

4?!?!?!

4?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

(http://homework.uoregon.edu:8080/newcannon/media/explode.gif)

That's one point too low, mister.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on May 20, 2007, 02:05:54 PM
I had to take off a point for that incredibly lame ending. The last ten minutes were so bad.

The rest of the film was excellent.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on May 20, 2007, 02:10:52 PM
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is on TCM right now!  I'll tell you what I think afterwards.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on May 20, 2007, 02:29:01 PM
Please do and please.... like it  O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on May 20, 2007, 02:32:24 PM
I had to take off a point for that incredibly lame ending. The last ten minutes were so bad.

The rest of the film was excellent.
What teh fawk? It was a great ending!

Oh, and I hope you enjoy Mr. Smith, Silenzio. It's a real great movie, and probably the greatest performance of all time from Jimmy Stewart. I'm watching it now too.

On a side note, it's Jimmy's 99th birthday!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on May 20, 2007, 02:40:42 PM
I did not know that, well I just got my Original Vertigo back from the framers, will have a toast to him  O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on May 20, 2007, 03:13:45 PM
I had to take off a point for that incredibly lame ending. The last ten minutes were so bad.

The rest of the film was excellent.
I agree with RRPower that it is a great ending


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on May 20, 2007, 04:46:56 PM
Please do and please.... like it  O0

More than that, I loved it. 



The reasons the movie is great are obvious... i mean, it's Capra and Stewart.... Stewart wasn't the only marvelous actor here either, Jean Arthur was great too!  The reasons I like it are innumerous.  The only thing I felt that brought this film was down was its length... Not long enough!  I wish it would go on, the ending felt a little abrupt.  I would've preferred if it went into a little more detail, I found myself a little disappointed when it faded to black. 

I'll add more of my thoughts later.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on May 20, 2007, 05:02:42 PM
More than that, I loved it. 



The reasons the movie is great are obvious... i mean, it's Capra and Stewart.... Stewart wasn't the only marvelous actor here either, Jean Arthur was great too!  The reasons I like it are innumerous.  The only thing I felt that brought this film was down was its length... Not long enough!  I wish it would go on, the ending felt a little abrupt.  I would've preferred if it went into a little more detail, I found myself a little disappointed when it faded to black. 

I'll add more of my thoughts later.
My thoughts exactly. I believe there was an extra 20 minutes of ending filmed, but it was forced to be cut - I think it's now missing.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on May 20, 2007, 05:15:36 PM
More than that, I loved it. 



The reasons the movie is great are obvious... i mean, it's Capra and Stewart.... Stewart wasn't the only marvelous actor here either, Jean Arthur was great too!  The reasons I like it are innumerous.  The only thing I felt that brought this film was down was its length... Not long enough!  I wish it would go on, the ending felt a little abrupt.  I would've preferred if it went into a little more detail, I found myself a little disappointed when it faded to black. 

I'll add more of my thoughts later.

Glad you loved it, it's my favourite Capra too. Jean Arthur's also excellent in Mr Deeds Goes To Town.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on May 20, 2007, 08:25:31 PM
The only thing I felt that brought this film was down was its length... Not long enough!  I wish it would go on, the ending felt a little abrupt.  I would've preferred if it went into a little more detail, I found myself a little disappointed when it faded to black. 

Totally agree!

There were more scenes filmed including Smith arriving in his home town by train to be greeted by marching bands and a huge crowd of cheering people, etc. but Capra cut the scene due to it's length. The scene no longer exists, but you can see a few seconds of it in the trailer.


One of the best movies ever made.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on May 20, 2007, 08:45:04 PM
The Cranes are Flying - 7/10
Chariots of Fire - 7/10

Two good but extremely boring movies!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on May 20, 2007, 11:21:47 PM
Two good but extremely boring movies!
This is an oxymoron.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: poderator on May 21, 2007, 04:18:20 AM
"Moscow Zero" 1/10 .
Avoid this movie at any cost. This is the worst movie with well known actors (V. Kilmer, V. Gallo and Rade Serbedjija) that I ever saw. DISASTER.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on May 21, 2007, 04:45:18 AM
This is an oxymoron.
I should say that they were both great to start, but I eventually lost a lot of interest as they went on.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: marmota-b on May 21, 2007, 12:21:53 PM
This is an oxymoron.

Doesn't it show some poetic qualities in Roy? :D
(It's just my reaction on the word oxymoron. I learned it when it was used in connection to a romantic poet, who is considered our biggest one... maybe. I don't like him so much.)

And I can quite well imagine there can be a good, but very boring film. Good in artistic qualities, but terribly boring.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on May 21, 2007, 12:36:08 PM
If something is good artistically, it can't be boring. By definition. This is the difference between "artistry" and, say, "craftsmanship" (a table can be well made, yet uninteresting).

Anyway, Mr. rrpower clarified his meaning: both films began interestingly, but turned boring. To my way of looking at things, that means both were boring AND THEREFORE artistic failures, although there were elements at the beginning of both that were artistically successful.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: marmota-b on May 21, 2007, 12:48:15 PM
If something is good artistically, it can't be boring. By definition. This is the difference between "artistry" and, say, "craftsmanship" (a table can be well made, yet uninteresting).

Anyway, Mr. rrpower clarified his meaning: both films began interestingly, but turned boring. To my way of looking at things, that means both were boring AND THEREFORE artistic failures, although there were elements at the beginning of both that were artistically successful.

OK, my mistake. I should go and eat something. ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on May 21, 2007, 04:14:26 PM
Guns of Navarone - I think I've already talked about this one. As the archetype for pretty much every action film of the '60s and '70s, it's worth watching for its brilliant action scenes, cast and cinematography. What can I say? A must-see. 9/10

The Quiet Man - Saw this for the first time yesterday. It was very slow-starting, and there were times when I tuned out of the story. But it does pick up towards the end, and the direction and cinematography were brilliant. This movie, for better or worse, is the epitome of John Ford. - 7/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: franksgrandson on May 21, 2007, 05:42:14 PM
Sat with Daughter tonight and watched Get Carter she is doing a written exam on the movie tommorow.
This is one of British cinema's gems, Cain plays Jack at full throttle and it is one of his finest performances.
The supporting cast is a who's who of the  British sixties.
If you have never seen this movie do so.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on May 22, 2007, 02:56:44 PM
The Quiet Man - Saw this for the first time yesterday. It was very slow-starting, and there were times when I tuned out of the story. But it does pick up towards the end, and the direction and cinematography were brilliant. This movie, for better or worse, is the epitome of John Ford. - 7/10

That's funny, I saw the Quiet Man just last night! Though this is my second viewing.

I saw it for the first time last year.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on May 22, 2007, 03:04:57 PM
In my Ford tastes I've always found The Quiet Man as being one of his worst. Don't get me wrong, I love the mans films (especially The Searchers, Stagecoach, The Informer etc) infact Love is not a strong enough word but this is one I've always found lacking.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on May 22, 2007, 05:42:21 PM
I kind of agree. It was entertaining, but an all-time classic? That's a bit of a reach.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on May 22, 2007, 09:44:49 PM
Guns of Navarone - I think I've already talked about this one. As the archetype for pretty much every action film of the '60s and '70s, it's worth watching for its brilliant action scenes, cast and cinematography. What can I say? A must-see. 9/10


Great film!  When i was still living in Germany in what must have been the second or third grade, i fell very ill and while I was in the hopsital my uncle sent me a bunch of tapes of old war movies, and this was one of them (along with Bridge on the River Kwai  O0 ).  I remember this being one of my favorites...  but that's all I remember about it!  I should watch it again some time.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on May 24, 2007, 10:24:45 AM
Les Triplettes de Belleville, The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
8/10
Amazingly fun film! No Disney stuff, no pastel colors, no songs, no "funny" scenes. But fuzzy and dirty colors, quiet and bizarre humor. Somehow this reminds me of Twin Peaks, Tim Burton, Buster Keaton and Monty Python. Sets are like from a Burton movie and the humor is like from Keaton and Python movies. There is some "inappropriate" humor (that I love) like: when an old woman is changing a broken tire she gives her dog a toffee, and in the next scene she drives into frame and guess what... the dog is fasten where the tire is supposed to be! A wicked movie. This appropriate for children but I think grownups like this too, maybe more. There is not many lines but that is no problem to any Leone fan.
Someone has compared this to Jacques Tati's films but unfortunately I haven't seen any of his films, so I don't know about that.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on May 24, 2007, 04:48:20 PM
A Scanner Darkly- 4/5
Close. The correct score is 5/5.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on May 25, 2007, 04:52:54 PM
Demons- 4/5


POTC3-3/5


Super Inframan-4/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on May 25, 2007, 07:48:10 PM
Children of Paradise -- A big 5 / 5

This film had been built up as being the greatest French Film ever made.  Now, obviously, that means it has a LOT to live up to.  Luckily, it delivers... and then some.  The Nazi occupation at the time of its release in 1945 had a limitation on how long movies could be, so this film was split in two for its theatrical release.  The first part being "The Boulevard of Crime" and the second being "The Man in White."  When I saw The Boulevard of Crime around noon today something about it struck me.  Now, my knowledge of theatre is very limited (and that's putting it lightly) but this film seemed very much like a play.  Something about the smooth poetry and romanticism of the language made me feel like I was watching something in the theatre.  This must've been intentional, as the film is, after all, about the theatre.  Since I seem to have failed to mention the plot of the movie up until this point, I suppose I'll get on that now for people who aren't familiar with it.  The film is set in 1820s Paris, more specifically in the theatre scene of that time, and the characters are all driven by their love for a woman, Garrance.  A mime, a Shakesperian actor, a criminal, and an aristocrat are all motivated by this woman.  Anyhow, the film appropiately starts with a curtain lifting.  The first half had more to do with the human relationships.  I would say there was a double love-triangle going on.... but it's hardly a double triangle... It's more of a Mexican Stand Off.. of love (just watch the movie, you'll see what I mean).  I wasn't all sure what to make of the first half, probably because i didn't know what to expect, but the second half blew my mind.  The second half is much more cinematic, and superbly blends the human drama with a more developed story-line and great direction and set design.  I must say that if this is not the greatest French film, it is certainly up there.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on May 25, 2007, 09:26:33 PM
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End - 8/10. Any further comments I have will be posted in the appropriate thread.

Now I'm going to see "Becket" and "A Doll's House with Claire Bloom, Anthony Hopkins and Ralph Richardson this weekend.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on May 27, 2007, 06:04:09 AM
Becket - I liked this one quite a bit, though I don't think it was an amazing film. I'd give it an 8/10, and Peter O'Toole pretty much makes the movie (though Richard Burton is quite good as well).


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Man with no dame on May 27, 2007, 09:21:12 AM
Tucumcari, here's your chance to get even with me for those Rambo jokes! ;D I usually don't get into lowbrow humor, but Borat cracked me up! I'll have that nude wrestling scene burned into my retinas for years to come. The fat guy in a unithong in special features, hilarious. Funniest breakthru humor since the campfire scene in Blazing Saddles. But where does Cohen go from here?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on May 28, 2007, 07:56:09 AM
A Doll's House - The version with Claire Bloom, Anthony Hopkins, and Denholm Elliot. I really liked the play when we read it in World Lit. at school, and this is a pretty good (if somewhat truncated) adaptation. 7/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on May 29, 2007, 04:10:11 PM
Becket - I liked this one quite a bit, though I don't think it was an amazing film. I'd give it an 8/10, and Peter O'Toole pretty much makes the movie (though Richard Burton is quite good as well).
Love O'Toole, love Burton, but this film doesn't really do it for me. Too many anachronisms; tries to make the the two leads interesting by totally misrepresenting their relationship (i.e. turning them into 20th Century men). Not quite as phony as The Lion in Winter, though....


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on May 29, 2007, 04:27:24 PM
Children of Paradise -- A big 5 / 5

This film had been built up as being the greatest French Film ever made.  Now, obviously, that means it has a LOT to live up to.  Luckily, it delivers... and then some.  The Nazi occupation at the time of its release in 1945 had a limitation on how long movies could be, so this film was split in two for its theatrical release.  The first part being "The Boulevard of Crime" and the second being "The Man in White."  When I saw The Boulevard of Crime around noon today something about it struck me.  Now, my knowledge of theatre is very limited (and that's putting it lightly) but this film seemed very much like a play.  Something about the smooth poetry and romanticism of the language made me feel like I was watching something in the theatre.  This must've been intentional, as the film is, after all, about the theatre.  Since I seem to have failed to mention the plot of the movie up until this point, I suppose I'll get on that now for people who aren't familiar with it.  The film is set in 1820s Paris, more specifically in the theatre scene of that time, and the characters are all driven by their love for a woman, Garrance.  A mime, a Shakesperian actor, a criminal, and an aristocrat are all motivated by this woman.  Anyhow, the film appropiately starts with a curtain lifting.  The first half had more to do with the human relationships.  I would say there was a double love-triangle going on.... but it's hardly a double triangle... It's more of a Mexican Stand Off.. of love (just watch the movie, you'll see what I mean).  I wasn't all sure what to make of the first half, probably because i didn't know what to expect, but the second half blew my mind.  The second half is much more cinematic, and superbly blends the human drama with a more developed story-line and great direction and set design.  I must say that if this is not the greatest French film, it is certainly up there.
This is a good assessment, Silenzio (I particularly like your "Mexican Stand Off" idea), although I've never been able to warm to this film. I watched "The Man in White" again recently and it still didn't do anything for me. Maybe the fault is with me (ya think?). One day I'll give it another chance. BTAIM, this is not the greatest French film ever made, and if you really want theatrical cinema you're better off with something from Ophuls.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on May 29, 2007, 05:40:53 PM
This is a good assessment, Silenzio (I particularly like your "Mexican Stand Off" idea), although I've never been able to warm to this film. I watched "The Man in White" again recently and it still didn't do anything for me. Maybe the fault is with me (ya think?). One day I'll give it another chance. BTAIM, this is not the greatest French film ever made, and if you really want theatrical cinema you're better off with something from Ophuls.

Personally, I loved Man in White.  As I said in my review, I found it much more Cinematic.  I welcomed the injection of humor, as well.

Two more things...

1) What does BTAIM mean?

2) Any recommendations from Ophüls' films?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on May 29, 2007, 06:49:14 PM
Personally, I loved Man in White.  As I said in my review, I found it much more Cinematic.  I welcomed the injection of humor, as well.

Two more things...

1) What does BTAIM mean?

2) Any recommendations from Ophüls' films?
BTAIM=Be that as it may

Ophuls=If we're talking French language films I'd recommend Le Plaisir and Madame de.... (Many like Lola Montes, but I don't find it as interesting).

In English, of course, his most famous is Letter to an Unknown Woman, which is indeed interesting, but loses something without the masochism present in the source material. I saw both The Reckless Moment and Caught recently and didn't think either amounted to much. He did his best work in French.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on June 01, 2007, 10:30:44 AM
Cabin Fever - 5.5/10
One original idea and almost all the cliches there is, though effectively used. Five teenagers go to a forrest, before that they see some odd folks, they drunk at a cottage, some odd folks appear there, blah blah blah... The only original idea is that some flesh eating virus attacks them, which is a great idea, but I'm left with a feeling that the film makers didn't quite trust in their idea so they got "some creepy retarded hicks".

Character development and acting are OK, but at times characters feel irritating. No classic-potential in this movie: too many repetitive ideas and scenes from true classics. But the odd humor lifts my rating up by one. If you're into horror movies, I'm sure you can get at least some entertainment from this movie.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Man with no dame on June 01, 2007, 10:41:02 AM
"some creepy retarded hicks".


  Suh, I take grave umbrage at this remark, hailing from the South. We are not creepy! :D ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on June 01, 2007, 11:26:12 AM
  Suh, I take grave umbrage at this remark, hailing from the South. We are not creepy! :D ;D
That was what the film makers were presumably thinking: that you are creepy (that didn't work in the movie).


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Man with no dame on June 01, 2007, 03:06:01 PM
That was what the film makers were presumably thinking: that you are creepy (that didn't work in the movie).
  By the By, we're not called "hicks" anymore. We prefer the terms "rednecks" or "Bubbas".


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on June 01, 2007, 03:09:56 PM
Guns at Batasi - Watched this on Fox Movie Channel. A semi-interesting but not really exciting film dealing with British soldiers caught up in a native uprising in a newly independent African country. Some good performances, particularly Richard Attenborough and Errol John, with the ubiquitous Percy Herbert, who pops up in pretty much every British war film there is, in an unusually large role and Jack Hawkins giving a phoned-in cameo as his usual "stiff-upper lipped" British officer. The political aspects of the film are torn between being interesting and patronizing, though at least it's not blatantly racist. It's worth a look, but nothing terribly exciting in my opinion. - 6/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on June 01, 2007, 05:25:43 PM
Cabin Fever - 5.5/10
One original idea and almost all the cliches there is, though effectively used. Five teenagers go to a forrest, before that they see some odd folks, they drunk at a cottage, some odd folks appear there, blah blah blah... The only original idea is that some flesh eating virus attacks them, which is a great idea, but I'm left with a feeling that the film makers didn't quite trust in their idea so they got "some creepy retarded hicks".

Character development and acting are OK, but at times characters feel irritating. No  in this movie: too many repetitive ideas and scenes from true classics. But the odd humor lifts my rating up by one. If you're into horror movies, I'm sure you can get at least some entertainment from this movie.

i liked it alot and give it a 7/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on June 01, 2007, 05:28:32 PM
The Hills Run Red  2.5 to 3 out of 5, a big letdown.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on June 02, 2007, 06:19:18 PM
Kurugen, I will say it here and now. Your signature always cracks me up.  O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Man with no dame on June 03, 2007, 04:26:24 AM
Last night + Hannibal Rising = SUCKS!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on June 03, 2007, 08:59:05 AM
i liked it alot and give it a 7/10
I notice now that my review looks more negative than I wished. I liked the movie. Some parts were great, but some weren't, so the final rating is pretty average (though, ABOVE the average ;)). I like horror movies in general (The Shining is one of my favorite films ever) and liked this film too, but I can't understand all the praise it got. It's too unoriginal to remain as a classic, IMO.

I'll watch SAW tonight, and I'll tell how I liked it.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on June 03, 2007, 09:28:23 AM
Broken Arrow 3.5/5
Seraphim Falls 3/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on June 03, 2007, 10:18:31 AM
Heaven's Gate - 3/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Arizona Colt on June 03, 2007, 12:42:24 PM
I notice now that my review looks more negative than I wished. I liked the movie. Some parts were great, but some weren't, so the final rating is pretty average (though, ABOVE the average ;)). I like horror movies in general (The Shining is one of my favorite films ever) and liked this film too, but I can't understand all the praise it got. It's too unoriginal to remain as a classic, IMO.

I'll watch SAW tonight, and I'll tell how I liked it.

It was a fine film, but that was the directors intention was to make CABIN FEVER as an amalgamation of some of his favorite exploitation movies. LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT (the music composed and sung from the star David Hess is used), CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, MOTHERS DAY, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, etc...

The sequel has nearly wrapped.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on June 03, 2007, 12:43:09 PM
SAW 8/10
This is more like it!  O0 Intense, innovative, scary and well-written horror(drama). I see the similarities to Se7en but they are not irritatingly clear. Difficult ethic choice -situations are in danger to fall into ranting, but luckily they never really do. Acting is most of the time excellent, only in few scenes a bit phony. There is some effective gore but it all serves the story.

This goes directly to my top 10 horror movies. I'm not sure whether I should bother with the sequels, they don't sound as good as this one.



Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on June 03, 2007, 12:44:56 PM
I notice now that my review looks more negative than I wished. I liked the movie. Some parts were great, but some weren't, so the final rating is pretty average (though, ABOVE the average ;)). I like horror movies in general (The Shining is one of my favorite films ever) and liked this film too, but I can't understand all the praise it got. It's too unoriginal to remain as a classic, IMO.

I'll watch SAW tonight, and I'll tell how I liked it.

Its either a hate it or love it movie.Personally i love it and when i first saw it i saw it like 3 more times more but thats me.Saw is alright but Saw 2 to me was a let down.

Kurugen, I will say it here and now. Your signature always cracks me up.  O0

thanks O0


Take the Money and Run-4/5

this is on my top 10 of favorite comedys


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Arizona Colt on June 03, 2007, 12:47:29 PM
SAW 8/10
This is more like it!  O0 Intense, innovative, scary and well-written horror(drama). I see the similarities to Se7en but they are not irritatingly clear. Difficult ethic choice -situations are in danger to fall into ranting, but luckily they never really do. Acting is most of the time excellent, only in few scenes a bit phony. There is some effective gore but it all serves the story.

This goes directly to my top 10 horror movies. I'm not sure whether I should bother with the sequels, they don't sound as good as this one.



Actually, the SAW movies take their inspiration from the Italian giallos from the 70s. There are numerous homages or copycat scenes from the works of Argento. DEEP RED and OPERA come to mind.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on June 03, 2007, 12:50:51 PM
its funny how Saw is becoming like the Halloween series with the fourth installment coming this october.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on June 03, 2007, 01:03:07 PM
It was a fine film, but that was the directors intention was to make CABIN FEVER as an amalgamation of some of his favorite exploitation movies. LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT (the music composed and sung from the star David Hess is used), CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, MOTHERS DAY, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, etc...

The sequel has nearly wrapped.
Yea, I am sure it was one of Roth's main goals to make homages to his favorite films, but the film just didn't work that well for me. Many good movies have made a lot references to other films, OUATITW for example. The difference is that I can enjoy OUATITW without noticing the homages ( :-[I have to admit that I really haven't seen even some of the most important classics) whereas I can't enjoy Cabin Fever (as much as OUATITW) because I don't notice the references (even though I want to see those classics). If I saw (all) the homages, my rating could be higher. Though, I noticed the ones to Evil Dead and TCM.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Arizona Colt on June 03, 2007, 01:03:32 PM
There's also a rumored 5th installment.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Arizona Colt on June 03, 2007, 01:05:44 PM
I enjoyed CABIN FEVER, but also like you, I didn't see what the fuss was about. It was fine and all, and it was nice to see a modern 70s style exploitation picture, but it was missing something for me. Maybe if the characters weren't so annoying. Although the quirky characters worked in the films favor.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on June 03, 2007, 01:09:02 PM
Actually, the SAW movies take their inspiration from the Italian giallos from the 70s. There are numerous homages or copycat scenes from the works of Argento. DEEP RED and OPERA come to mind.
I'm sure it does point at those films, but again I haven't seen them :-[. There is just too many must see-movies in this world ;D! The only one I've seen from Argento so far is Suspiria.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Arizona Colt on June 03, 2007, 01:29:24 PM
Definitely check out DEEP RED. BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE is also good. OPERA is probably his last really good movie. PHENOMENON is also good but on different levels. A major plot point borrows from the Roeg film DON'T LOOK NOW and ups the disturbing qualities of it.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on June 03, 2007, 01:51:17 PM
Kurugen, I will say it here and now. Your signature always cracks me up.  O0

Yeah, that's freakin' classic!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on June 03, 2007, 03:56:22 PM
The Yakuza Papers, Volume 5: Final Episode -- 5/5.  A fitting conclusion.



TMNT -- 1/5. For our "Team Day" (a.k.a. Goof-Off Day) at school our teachers took us to the theatre to see this movie.  I wasn't expecting it to be good... but this exceeded my wildest expectations of suck.  Maybe it's because I've never seen the tv show...


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on June 03, 2007, 05:19:40 PM
Children of Men - 8/10

Would be a six without the amazing cinematography. It was a 9 just after the viewing, but after a couple days, it doesn't seem to hold up in my mind.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on June 03, 2007, 05:43:59 PM
The One-2.5/5

it was ok


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on June 03, 2007, 09:17:13 PM
Army of Shadows -- 5/5.  This could just be Melville's finest hour (or, more precisely, two hours and twenty minutes).  Certainly his most moving picture.  I will write more on it later.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on June 03, 2007, 09:43:11 PM
Revolver (2005)

This movie is one of the best or the best movie to have come out in 2005. The movie takes you to so many different levels and the ending just makes you sit in your seat saying "WTF?!?" just happened.

Directed by the great Guy Ritchie (Lock, Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels and Snatch) who once again shows that he is one director that you cant miss. The <myspace>style</myspace> and the way that this movie looks and feels is great because it never goes over the top and it doesnt get cheesy.

The story is basically about Jake Green who is released from prison and figured
out a way to win at poker. He then gets a disease that is slowly killing him until 2 men appear to tell him they can cure him if they do what they tell him to do.

Andre Benjamin (Andre 3000) and Vincent Pastore (The Sopranos) both bring out great performances but Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) is the best person out of the movie acting wise. Doesnt mean that Jason Statham (The Transporter) didnt bring out a great performance as well.

This movie is just perfect for a person who wants a movie that makes them think. The only thing that sucks about this movie is that it hasnt have a legal
release in america so you would have to get illegaly.

So in all i give the movie ***** out ***** (5/5)

*Note: I do not support illegal downloading of movies


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on June 04, 2007, 04:28:45 PM
A Bridge Too Far - An excellent gigantic war epic a la "The Longest Day". Kind of like an old-fashioned war film with more realistic action scenes. Very good performances by Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins, Ryan O'Neal, and others, though a lot of the cast are given essentially cameos (e.g. Robert Redford, who's top-billed for about ten minutes of screen time). Still a marvellous film, if you're in to this kind of movie. - 8/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on June 04, 2007, 04:43:38 PM
I like this film much more than The Longest Day. The fact that operation Market Garden was a failure keeps it from having the whiff of sanctimony that ruins TLD. Also, although Sir Dickie was trying to take an anti-War stance (which doesn't come off, since we know that the Allies went on to fight--much more successfully--another day), what he achieved instead was wonderful illustrations of what Clausewitz termed the "frictions" inherent in warfare. Should be required viewing for all students at the Army War College.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on June 05, 2007, 07:49:40 PM
Detour -- 3.5/5.  Maybe this one had been built up too much... I thought it was pretty good, and a good example of the noir style (all the elements are there), but it really didn't "do it" for me.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on June 06, 2007, 05:57:22 AM
I like this film much more than The Longest Day. The fact that operation Market Garden was a failure keeps it from having the whiff of sanctimony that ruins TLD. Also, although Sir Dickie was trying to take an anti-War stance (which doesn't come off, since we know that the Allies went on to fight--much more successfully--another day), what he achieved instead was wonderful illustrations of what Clausewitz termed the "frictions" inherent in warfare. Should be required viewing for all students at the Army War College.

I just thought the movie was great how you could see the disaster building up, step by step. . . The Allied troops keeping doing improbable things, e.g. constructing the bridge and the amphibious assault in the rubber boats - plus Nijegemen bridge fails to explode - so you think they actually have a chance. But ultimately, the odds are too long for even Allied ingenuity to overcome. I felt really bad for Gene Hackman's character, he knew it was going to be a disaster from the beginning, his troops don't arrive until very late in the day and when they do they're slaughtered.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on June 06, 2007, 07:00:39 AM
Open Range - 7/10
For more: http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=500.0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on June 06, 2007, 05:30:29 PM
In Which We Serve - Watched this one on TCM today, mostly because it was David Lean's first fillm (co-directed with Noel Coward). A pretty good though unspectacular war film IMO. It's main attraction is the presence of several actors who would soon be stars - besides Coward, who was fabulous IMO (essentially playing Louis Mountbatten), John Mills, Bernard Miles, Kay Walsh, Celia Johnson, and a very young Richard Attenborough - plus Juliet Mills as a baby. ;) I'll give it a 7/10.

I'm planning to purchase a movie on Pay-Per-View tomorrow. Which of these would you guys recommend?

- The Last King of Scotland
- Blood Diamond
- Freedom Writers
- The Good Shepherd


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on June 07, 2007, 08:17:06 AM
I felt really bad for Gene Hackman's character, he knew it was going to be a disaster from the beginning, his troops don't arrive until very late in the day and when they do they're slaughtered.
And he also had to deliver his lines in an atrocious accent. You're right, Groggy, the character deserves our pity.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on June 07, 2007, 08:40:55 AM
Detour -- 3.5/5.  Maybe this one had been built up too much... I thought it was pretty good, and a good example of the noir style (all the elements are there), but it really didn't "do it" for me.
There may be more to this film than meets the eye (of first-time viewers, that is). Consider what follows.

Detour (Ulmer, 1945) is rightly considered one of the greatest of films noir. It contains the essential elements of noir: bizarre circumstances, a feckless hero crossing from light into darkness, a femme fatale. The film was also made quickly and for little money, lending an appropriate air of crudeness to the proceedings. This crudeness serves to camouflage, if some are to be believed, a work of considerable sophistication.

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Most critics of Detour have taken Al’s story at face value: He was unlucky in love; he lost the good girl and was savaged by the bad girl; he was an innocent who looked guilty even to himself. But the critic Andrew Britton argues a more intriguing theory in Ian Cameron’s Book of Film Noir. He emphasizes that the narration is addressed directly to us. We’re not hearing what happened, but what Al Roberts wants us to believe happened. It’s a “spurious but flattering account,” he writes, pointing out that Sue the singer hardly fits Al’s description of her, that Al is less in love than in need of her paycheck, and that his cover-up of Haskell’s death is a rationalization for any easy theft. (Ebert 134-136).

Even before Britton’s clever reading, others had questioned Al’s veracity:

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. . . .  Roberts believes that fate controls these circumstances, and that is why he is so afraid. No matter what he does to try to escape his predicament, fate reaches out and produces another fantastic turn of events that makes things even worse.

The existential answer to this mythic dilemma is a realization that one is not simply a pawn in the hands of mysterious, evil forces. Ulmer subtly implies that Roberts ironically controls his own fate by emphasizing the close relationship between his fear and the freakish chain of events that reinforces it. He expects the worst and the worst occurs. Roberts maintains that he only expects the worst because he knows some exterior fate has “put the finger on me,” but how does he know this? It seems just as reasonable to assume that this is just his way of tyrannizing himself. (Selby 29)

Apparently, the author of the Detour entry in Film Noir: An Encyclopedic Reference to the American Style had his doubts about Roberts also. Glenn Erickson expands on ideas found there:

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Critic Blake Lucas correctly pegged Al’s detour from the straight and narrow path as the road he really wants to take. Unlike other noir antagonists who struggle in dark corners, Al’s destiny has a definite self-willed quality.

Al makes two crippling decisions, choices proving that character determines his fate, not the ‘mysterious force’ he whines about at the film’s end. He’s convinced that his vagrant status will prejudice the law against him, but Haskell’s accidental death isn’t all that mysterious. The dead man’s pills should prove that he had an existing heart condition. Al makes the accident appear to be a crime and takes Haskell’s identity, thus guaranteeing a murder charge if he’s caught. These are the acts of a masochist. So thoroughly does Roberts frame himself, the only explanation is that he secretly wants to be a criminal. (Erickson in Silver and Ursini, 27).

As we have seen, there is another explanation possible: Roberts, a social deviant, is relating an ex post facto rationalization for his criminal acts. But let’s return to Erickson.

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Later on Al laments the fact that he can’t hook up with Sue “with a thing like that hanging over my head.” In actuality, that happened as soon as he left his ID on Haskell’s body. Roberts is really that kind of complicated man who professes to have strong goals yet all the while purposely engineers his own failure. In real life these maladjusted types want attention, or for someone else to step in and relieve them of their responsibilities. It’s the urge that keeps a potential high-class musician like Al playing piano in a dive: he can curse his cruel fate while avoiding the feared struggle for success in the competitive world. This allows him to trumpet his superiority while cursing the system that he claims has victimized him. (Erickson in Silver and Ursini 28).
Most critics taking this line do so by demonstrating inconsistencies between the narration and what appears on screen. But as Selby points out, we are not merely dealing with an unreliable narrator. "Such speculations are certainly being encouraged by the film’s ending, where Roberts only imagines his final capture. Through this clever twist, Ulmer forces the viewer to make his own judgment about Roberts’ real fate, which in turn forces him to admit how great his identification has become." (Selby 29)

On this view, it is not only the narration we may question in the final moments, but the visuals as well. Selby doesn’t push this understanding far enough, however. If the final images are coming from the narrator’s imagination, why not the entire film? Why trust anything we see when the whole is being mediated through Roberts’ perspective?

In fact, the plot sounds like a yarn told in the exercise yard by an inmate who has worked it up to demonstrate the injustice of his sentence. He’s innocent, a victim of “fate” and circumstances. Maybe the film is just Roberts’ first run-through before the cops pick him up, a rehearsal to make sure he’s got his facts “straight.”

Detour is, at least for some, a film about being conned. For others, Detour will remain what it purports to be, a true testament of a man driven by circumstances to crime. But then there are always those willing to pay out to panhandlers and snake oil dealers, those who take any tale at face value, however outlandish, those who will not scruple even to accept the words of French critics with a fancy name for a group of films. Detour is for them too.

Works Cited: Ebert's The Great Movies/Selby's Dark City: The Film Noir/Silver and Ursini's Film Noir Reader 4


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on June 07, 2007, 08:45:40 PM
Bound for Glory -- 7/10.  I caught this on TCM (right from around the beginning, I think) and I thought it was darn good.  Though I might be a little biased, as it's about one of my favorite song writers, Woody Guthrie.  The premise of the movie alone is good.  Woody was a very interesting man, and the social turmoil of the Dust Bowl depression area provides a great backdrop (which isn't the right word, because this era really did shape just who Woody Guthrie was) for the film.  David Carradine did a pretty good job with the part of Guthrie.  All in all, this movie had few flaws, but it didn't excell in any areas either.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Leone Admirer on June 08, 2007, 06:23:06 AM
There may be more to this film than meets the eye (of first-time viewers, that is). Consider what follows.

Many, many thanks for that post Dave. Made for great readin'  O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on June 08, 2007, 07:34:00 AM
Yes, that was a great post.  It got me thinking.  I figured that he didn't really get "picked up" at the end, but it never occurred to me that the whole film may walk a tightrope between fact and fiction.




Close Encounters of the Third Kind -- 9/10.  Great film!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on June 09, 2007, 03:23:07 PM
Revenge (1990) 8/10

Directed by Tony Scott

Starring: Kevin Costner, Anthony Quinn, and Madeleine Stowe. Pretty darn good flick. This movie goes to show you that love HURTS, literally. This film shows that Tony Scott is one of the best modern day action directors. Revenge keeps you on the edge of your seat up until the last few, emotionally charged minutes. The ending is quite a downer, but beautiful at the same time. Highly recommended if haven't seen.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on June 11, 2007, 06:49:31 AM
And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself - This was a pretty good film. It wasn't a classic by any means, but for a made-for-cable film it certainly was very well-done. Great battle scenes, and Antonio Banderas was a marvellous Villa. I give it a 7/10.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on June 12, 2007, 08:36:12 AM
Two Mules For Sister Sara (1970) - 8/10

For a longer review look here:
http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=321.45


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on June 15, 2007, 07:14:37 AM
The Last King of Scotland - This was a great movie for one reason, and one reason only: Forest Whitaker. If pretty much any other actor had played Idi Amin in this movie, this film would have been a mediocre-at-best historical/political thriller. While I've no intimate knowledge of Idi myself (beyond what I've read of him), Whitaker created one of the most memorable movie monsters in recent history, if not ever. As much as I love Peter O'Toole, he deserved the Best Actor Oscar. I give it an 8/10.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Man with no dame on June 15, 2007, 07:24:52 AM
Idi Amin was considered a buffoon and minor league despot on the world scene, much like Qadafi in Libya. There were much more massive and gruesome examples of genocide being performed in Cambodia and thru out  Southeast Asia.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on June 15, 2007, 04:19:35 PM
Idi Amin was considered a buffoon and minor league despot on the world scene, much like Qadafi in Libya. There were much more massive and gruesome examples of genocide being performed in Cambodia and thru out  Southeast Asia.

Tell that to the people of Uganda. He might not have been on a level with Pol Pot, Mao, Hitler, or even Saddam, but the fact that he killed 300,000 of his own people for little reason makes him a monster.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Man with no dame on June 15, 2007, 04:26:54 PM
Tell that to the people of Uganda. He might not have been on a level with Pol Pot, Mao, Hitler, or even Saddam, but the fact that he killed 300,000 of his own people for little reason makes him a monster.
  Oh, no doubt, but if your scoring by body count, he was a piker compared to kings and monarchs from hundreds of years ago. I remember all the newspaper stories about him. He was the butt of every talk show host's monologues, that is until the stories about daily feedings to the crocodiles started coming in.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on June 15, 2007, 05:07:39 PM
  Oh, no doubt, but if your scoring by body count, he was a piker compared to kings and monarchs from hundreds of years ago. I remember all the newspaper stories about him. He was the butt of every talk show host's monologues, that is until the stories about daily feedings to the crocodiles started coming in.

Fair enough. He was kind of a clown, I'll say that much - it's hard to take somebody like him seriously.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on June 16, 2007, 02:34:51 PM
war of the worlds(2005)-4/5

it was alright


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Banjo on June 17, 2007, 10:17:09 AM
I've unstickified this great thread,but you can still access it very quickly via the link on the new movie index(under construction) shown below the movie titles. :)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on June 17, 2007, 04:28:49 PM
Glengarry GlenRoss  -  5/5


If you took away the all-star cast and replaced them with ordinary actors, the movie wouldn't even deserve a 3/5. But the performances by Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris, Kevin Spacey were brilliant!!!


And a bit of trivia to Simpsons fans: the annoying, out-on-his-luck character Gil is based on Jack Lemmon's character in this film.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on June 17, 2007, 04:30:39 PM
And a bit of trivia to Simpsons fans: the annoying, out-on-his-luck character Gil is based on Jack Lemmon's character in this film.

Now I know who to blame for the existance of the most annoying TV character ever.  O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on June 17, 2007, 04:33:30 PM
Now I know who to blame for the existance of the most annoying TV character ever.  O0

You should see the movie though. The character in the film was not annoying, infact you sympathize with him.


Gil, on the other hand, just bugs the hell out of me.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on June 17, 2007, 05:55:23 PM
Caught the last half of "Machine Gun Kelly" with Charles Bronson this morning, about a 3/5 of what I saw


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: TheUgly17 on June 18, 2007, 12:39:39 AM
I watched Once Upon a Time in The West agian, and loved it more. 10/10.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on June 18, 2007, 06:11:57 AM
The Queen - Like "The Last King of Scotland", which I watched last week, a movie that's completely performance-driven. Helen Miren and Michael Sheen were both excellent as Elizabeth and Tony Blair, and perhaps because I'm a sucker I have more respect for both of them after watching this film (though to be honest, I've never been crazy about the Royal Family, least of all Diana). It was too dry to be a truly engrossing film, but worth a look nonetheless. - 7/10

Now I have "The Man Who Would Be King" and "Apocalypse Now" to look into.  O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on June 18, 2007, 09:20:46 AM
The Man who would be King is an excellent film, the shock ending is the best part! (won't spoil it  ;) )


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on June 18, 2007, 03:28:27 PM
Now I have "The Man Who Would Be King" and "Apocalypse Now" to look into.  O0
You may want to wait until better versions of TMWWBK become available. The current DVDs on offer do not do justice to Huston's film (which I saw in the theater on its initial run).


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on June 18, 2007, 03:59:52 PM
Hey dudes, I have some internet access right now as I'm putting in some work at the Spokane Community College (done with it now) so I thought I would put you up to date on some recent movies I saw.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner -- 9/10 Superb film!

Red Doors -- 7/10 Seen much better but seen much worse

Waiting for Guffman -- On the scale of hilarity, this is a perfect 10

Star Wars: A New Hope (first time in several years) -- 8/10



I think that's it.  My next view is Blade Runner, which should satisfy LA.  O0



Here's something to remember me by:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Touched_by_His_Noodly_Appendage.jpg


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on June 18, 2007, 04:58:50 PM
The Man Who Would Be King - I view this as a companion piece of sorts to one of my favorites, "The Wind and the Lion" - both made by the same company, in the same year, starring Sean Connery, both involving John Huston, hell they even have the same font on the DVD box.

I thought it was a very good movie, though I didn't like it as much as I hoped. By that I mean, it's not in my top ten. But it was loads of fun to watch, Sean Connery and Michael Caine doing what they do best, be smug smart-aleck assholes who kick ass when they need to. O0 Also, a nice performance by Roshan Seth (one of Victor Bannerjee's friends in "A Passage to India") as their Ghurka (sic) aide, and a neat cameo from Christopher Plummer as Rudyard Kipling. The action scenes are very well-done, the plot and screenplay very clever. "He's not a god, but an Englishman - the next best thing!" 8) - 8/10

PS: What's the name of that damned song that Sean Connery and Michael Caine sing throughout the movie, particularly at the end? I've heard it in about five million movies now - "Major Dundee", "The Wind and the Lion", all over the place - what the hell is it?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on June 18, 2007, 09:55:03 PM
The Fountain-5/5

This is probably Darren Oronofsky's best movie but thats my opinion.The movie takes place over three time periods about searching a way to live forever/cure death.The special effects are some of the greatest and will probably stand the test of time like 2001.There are many interpretations to the movie but the one i see is both how far would you go to try and save someone and would you be ever to live with the death of a loved one.The movie is a classic and should be seen by anyone who like 2001 or any of Oronofsky's earlier work (Requiem for a Dream, [PI])


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on June 19, 2007, 06:16:11 AM
Jurassic Park - This used to be my favorite movie all time (that or its sequel  ::)) as a little kid, and I watched it again last night for the first time on DVD. It's amazing how well the special effects hold up thirteen years later. This movie, along with "Terminator 2", remain the textbook examples of how to use CGI without going into overkill. So many memorable set pieces, I remember the first scene with the T-Rex and all of the Raptor scenes scared the crap out of me as a kid, and I still find the scene where Wayne Knight gets eaten by the Dilophosaurus hard to watch. Also, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, and Bob Peck are able to overcome the confines of their roles and make their characters stand out. It's just a fun movie to watch, nothing more, nothing less - Spielberg at his best. - 9/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on June 19, 2007, 04:16:37 PM
The Swan - Very stuffy, moderately interesting costume drama notable only as Grace Kelly's last movie. Alec Guinness is okay but don't make the mistake of watching the film for him, as I did. - 6/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on June 19, 2007, 04:49:23 PM
Looks like Groggy's going on a movie binge lately.   ;)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on June 19, 2007, 04:54:49 PM
Looks like Groggy's going on a movie binge lately.   ;)

Well, I am going to be a Film Studies major in the fall. . . I'm just doing. . . erm, research!  O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on June 19, 2007, 05:25:33 PM
Well, I am going to be a Film Studies major in the fall. . . I'm just doing. . . erm, research!  O0

Kick-ass!


I'm starting a new movie this week. A comedy about nuclear war! Hope to finish it by the end of summer.

I know that was random, but your film studies major reminded me about that.




Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on June 19, 2007, 05:38:28 PM
Kick-ass!

I'm starting a new movie this week. A comedy about nuclear war! Hope to finish it by the end of summer.

I know that was random, but your film studies major reminded me about that.

 :D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on June 19, 2007, 06:30:54 PM
Well, I am going to be a Film Studies major in the fall. . . I'm just doing. . . erm, research!  O0
I'm very sorry to hear this. You do enough film studies on your own, you don't need a course of instruction as well. You'd be better off (IMHO) to study some other field; then you'd have at least two areas of expertise. Besides, most film studies courses (from what I've heard) are mostly B.S. I've certainly read a lot of film criticism, and I'm unimpressed by most of it.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on June 20, 2007, 06:07:14 AM
I'm very sorry to hear this. You do enough film studies on your own, you don't need a course of instruction as well. You'd be better off (IMHO) to study some other field; then you'd have at least two areas of expertise. Besides, most film studies courses (from what I've heard) are mostly B.S. I've certainly read a lot of film criticism, and I'm unimpressed by most of it.

If I fail as a director/screenwriter, I plan to become a journalist of some sort. I'm considering a double-major in English Writing, though I'm not sure yet. I've given up on my ambition of being President due to becoming disgusted with the American political system over the last two years. :P On the other hand, I could probably become the next Bill O'Reilly, or, even better, becoming an obnoxious sports journalist who gets paid for being a loud moron on "Around the Horn" or one of those other ESPN shows.  Certainly I know as much about sports as those clowns. O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on June 20, 2007, 10:42:45 AM
The Fountain-5/5

This is probably Darren Oronofsky's best movie but thats my opinion.The movie takes place over three time periods about searching a way to live forever/cure death.The special effects are some of the greatest and will probably stand the test of time like 2001.There are many interpretations to the movie but the one i see is both how far would you go to try and save someone and would you be ever to live with the death of a loved one.The movie is a classic and should be seen by anyone who like 2001 or any of Oronofsky's earlier work (Requiem for a Dream, [PI])
I want so much to see this film but I'm afraid I can't. I could see it in Helsinki (about 700km from here) but due to the distance it's unreasonable. I think I have to wait for the DVD, but I have a feeling this is one of those films that you have to see on big screen.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on June 20, 2007, 06:00:03 PM
I want so much to see this film but I'm afraid I can't. I could see it in Helsinki (about 700km from here) but due to the distance it's unreasonable. I think I have to wait for the DVD, but I have a feeling this is one of those films that you have to see on big screen.

If i had not been not so stupid and actually went to go see it in theaters it would have possibly one of the best theater experience ever.I saw this on DVD and i could tell you watch it on the big screen.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on June 20, 2007, 08:36:43 PM
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about 700km from here

Where the heck are you pard, above the Arctic Circle? ;)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on June 21, 2007, 09:34:47 AM
Where the heck are you pard, above the Arctic Circle? ;)
OK, I was exaggerating a little bit here. It's closer to 400km. But that's straight airline; I can't tell you how long it's by road, usually takes 6-7 hours, but by train of course faster.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on June 22, 2007, 03:31:37 PM
A Night at the Opera (1935) - 9/10
My first Marx-brothers movie, and it made me want to see more! (Though, I've heard that this is their best.) I was giggling and howling through the whole movie. One of the funniest parts was the room switching scene with the cop in the apartment. It reminded me of that one scene in A Fish Called Wanda (you know, the one when the lawyer's wife suddenly comes home). What keeps my rating as a 9, instead of 10, is that some singing scenes were a bit irritating and the structure was too ...hmm... episodic. Highly recommended!  O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on June 22, 2007, 03:46:46 PM
A Night at the Opera (1935) - 9/10
My first Marx-brothers movie, and it made me want to see more! (Though, I've heard that this is their best.)
No, the best Marx Brothers movie is Duck Soup, and generally speaking, the stuff they did for Paramount was better than their work for MGM. Thalberg decided the brothers couldn't hold audiences on their own, and so introduced extraneous love stories, songs, entertainments, and, worst of all, coherent plots. The MGM machine robbed the brothers of their spirit of anarchy, a real shame.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on June 22, 2007, 04:12:54 PM
No, the best Marx Brothers movie is Duck Soup, and generally speaking, the stuff they did for Paramount was better than their work for MGM. Thalberg decided the brothers couldn't hold audiences on their own, and so introduced extraneous love stories, songs, entertainments, and, worst of all, coherent plots. The MGM machine robbed the brothers of their spirit of anarchy, a real shame.
OK. I checked also on IMDb and there Duck Soup is much higher than this (Well, it's IMDb, but anyway...). I just heard that this would have the best sides of both, their early days and their later works. But because those things that MGM brought in are exactly what I didn't like in this movie, I'll try to see their earlier rather than later works. Thanks  O0!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on June 23, 2007, 06:07:11 AM
Solaris (2002) - 9/10
This is the kind of scifi I like: slow pace, high tension, ambiguous, much to think about. I haven't seen Tarkovsky's version but after this I want even more to.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on June 23, 2007, 02:10:24 PM
On the Waterfront- 5/5

FINALLY! I saw the whole movie all the way through.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on June 23, 2007, 04:19:04 PM
On the Waterfront- 5/5

FINALLY! I saw the whole movie all the way through.

"On the Waterfront" is an amazing movie, some of the best acting in any film ever. It gets a 9/10 from me.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on June 23, 2007, 06:41:40 PM
On the Waterfront is simply put, perfect. One of the five greatest films ever made.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on June 24, 2007, 10:15:11 AM
One of the five greatest films ever made.

I wouldn't say that...but it's a great film. One of the best.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on June 24, 2007, 03:21:07 PM
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) - 8/10
First of, this is a really good movie, and this is coming from a guy who usually hates romantic comedies. Secondly, I'm in love! :-* With this woman here:
(http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb209/moviesceleton/Audreybat.jpg)
(Sorry Claudia, I thought you were irreplaceable, but I've found a new girl.) She has that something that most today's actresses don't have called charisma. This wasn't my first Hepburn movie. I saw Roman Holiday a while ago, but there she didn't hit me as hard as here. I thought she was pretty there, too, but I think it has something to do with her hair. I love her hair long! In fact, I love everything in her! :-*  :-*  :-*


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on June 24, 2007, 03:58:37 PM
I'm watching the end of "A Man for All Seasons" on TCM right now. . . "Death comes for us all, my Lords. Yes, even for Kings, he comes. . ."  O0

And. . .

"But, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, there are many kinds of silence. . ." My God, I love this movie!

"So, silence can, under the circumstances, speak!"

"Is there a man in this court - is there a man in this country - who does not know Sir Thomas More's opinion of the King's title? But how can this be? Because this silence betokened, nay this silence was not silence at all, but most eloquent denial!"

"The maxim is que tacit consentiere."

"Is that what the world construes from it? Do you pretend that is what you wish the world to construe from it?"

"The world must construe according to its wits - this court must construe according to the law!"

I absolutely need to stop now. . .  ;D Here comes John Hurt.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on June 24, 2007, 04:26:52 PM
Well, I'm hoping to expand my knowledge of Ms. Hepburn soon myself. . . I thought she was absolutely adorable in "My Fair Lady", and I only missed "Roman Holiday" on TCM this afternoon because I was playing with my computer and forgot it was on. :-\ She's a lovely, with genuine talent, beauty, and class - I look forward to seeing more of her. I know my local video store (one of them, at least) has "Breakfast at Tiffany's", I think one has "Roman Holiday" too. O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on June 24, 2007, 06:01:21 PM
Too bad that I didn't catch all of Roman Holiday either. It was on but I didn't pay much attention to it at least for the first half of hour. But as they say, every movie becomes better when you leave the first reel off.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on June 24, 2007, 08:06:33 PM
I'm watching the end of "A Man for All Seasons" on TCM right now. . . "Death comes for us all, my Lords. Yes, even for Kings, he comes. . ."  O0

And. . .

"But, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, there are many kinds of silence. . ." My God, I love this movie!

"So, silence can, under the circumstances, speak!"

"Is there a man in this court - is there a man in this country - who does not know Sir Thomas More's opinion of the King's title? But how can this be? Because this silence betokened, nay this silence was not silence at all, but most eloquent denial!"

"The maxim is que tacit consentiere."

"Is that what the world construes from it? Do you pretend that is what you wish the world to construe from it?"

"The world must construe according to its wits - this court must construe according to the law!"

I absolutely need to stop now. . .  ;D Here comes John Hurt.


Oh my GOD!


A Man for All Seasons is on and you never told us!?! I've been DYING to see that movie!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on June 25, 2007, 06:17:07 AM

Oh my GOD!


A Man for All Seasons is on and you never told us!?! I've been DYING to see that movie!

I didn't think anyone cared. :-\ I'm sure you'd love it though Peacemaker. You can't really go wrong with "Screenplay by Robert Bolt, based on the play by Robert Bolt", I think. And don't get me started on the acting - Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw, Leo McKern, John Hurt, Orson Welles, Susannah York, Nigel Davenport - brilliant!

I have a great affection for the play/movie, because over the past year I've:

- Read it for English Lit. class
- Performed two scenes from it for Drama, and another for Forensics Speech
- Did an analysis of it, along with "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Doctor Zhivago" (and other Bolt plays/films), for my English research paper.

They just came out with the "Special Edition" (although it only has one or two special features from my understanding), so you should be able to get it; I've seen it at a couple book/movie stores for $19.99. The old DVD (which is pretty good, just no special features) is out there too, I got it for like $9.99. And if all else fails, pick up the play somewhere - I got it for $9.50 at a Barnes and Noble - although it has a lot of bits that were cut from the movie.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on June 25, 2007, 06:22:38 AM
Just for fun, since we've been talking about "A Man for All Seasons". . .  ^-^

Here's our Drama class group which performed the Henry VIII scene and the one after it:
(http://a457.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/106/l_423f45d4d8ddf49eb10196e0a54ed140.jpg)

We had to be gender-incorrect, the girl in the red was supposed to be Richard Rich. I of course was Sir Thomas More on the end, there with my cardboard Tudor rose. . . still have it, BTW. ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on June 25, 2007, 09:42:36 AM
I didn't think anyone cared. :-\ I'm sure you'd love it though Peacemaker. You can't really go wrong with "Screenplay by Robert Bolt, based on the play by Robert Bolt", I think. And don't get me started on the acting - Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw, Leo McKern, John Hurt, Orson Welles, Susannah York, Nigel Davenport - brilliant!

I have a great affection for the play/movie, because over the past year I've:

- Read it for English Lit. class
- Performed two scenes from it for Drama, and another for Forensics Speech
- Did an analysis of it, along with "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Doctor Zhivago" (and other Bolt plays/films), for my English research paper.

They just came out with the "Special Edition" (although it only has one or two special features from my understanding), so you should be able to get it; I've seen it at a couple book/movie stores for $19.99. The old DVD (which is pretty good, just no special features) is out there too, I got it for like $9.99. And if all else fails, pick up the play somewhere - I got it for $9.50 at a Barnes and Noble - although it has a lot of bits that were cut from the movie.


Right now I have to save up every penny I get.


Oh well, I'll see it eventually.   O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on June 25, 2007, 10:01:37 AM
I circled 'A Man For All Seasons' (thanks to the recommendation of Groggy) in my little TCM TV guide I get in the mail, but I didn't watch it.

I also circled In A Lonely Place by recommendation of LA. That I will be watching. 1:30PM.

City of God - 8/10
Great movie that definately deserved not only a nomination but a win in 2002...but it sure is overrated.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: marmota-b on June 25, 2007, 10:04:26 AM
I can't resist...

Once Upon A Time In The West - 11/10. ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on June 25, 2007, 01:21:37 PM
Just watched In A Lonely Place. Wonderful character study/noir hybrid - 8/10.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jill on June 25, 2007, 01:27:33 PM
The Wind That Shakes the Barley 9/10

Very good movie. I love irish revolution theme (because of DYS, too)d this is perfect. A great tragedy. Poor Damien. And poor Teddy...  :'(


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on June 25, 2007, 03:32:41 PM
Just watched In A Lonely Place. Wonderful character study/noir hybrid - 8/10.
That's a pretty good way to put it. It's not really like other so-called noir films, although it appears to follow the formula at first. Calling it a character study is apt, but it should also be noted that the film uses Bogart's iconic status to turn audience expectations on their head. The character he plays is never entirely Dixon Steele, he's always Dixon Bogart: hence the power of the ending.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on June 25, 2007, 04:15:09 PM
The Good Shepherd - Watched this one today. It was very well-made, good acting, and an interesting storyline, but something about it just didn't rub me the right way. Dunno what it is. I still give it an 8/10 though.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on June 26, 2007, 06:12:29 PM
Spartacus - Well, I re-watched "Spartacus" today for the second time. The first time, I was slightly disappointed by it, for reasons I'm unsure about. This time, however, I viewed it in light of its many political/sociological facets, and that probably increased my enjoyment of it. The game of political one-upsmanship between Charles Laughton and Laurence Olivier's game was wonderfully complex and intricate, and it was probably the most interesting part of the movie. I think that the final battle scene was simply astonishing, with the manuveuring of the gigantic bodies of Roman Legionaires - are those shots for real? They're definitely among the most amazing shots in movie history.  :o I give it an 8/10.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on June 26, 2007, 08:35:51 PM
Ordinary People - 8/10
I'll start by saying that it's atrocious that this won over Raging Bull, The Elephant Man, and The Shining which wasn't even nominated. I'll continue by saying that regardless, it's a great movie that few ever talk about aside from the fact that it unfairly won Best Picture. Timothy Hutton's performance was great, and while De Niro was better in Raging Bull, I probably wouldn't even mind if Hutton did win the Oscar. I was going to say something else ...but I forgot. I'll conclude my thoughts with a recommendation in seeing the movie if you have not already.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on June 27, 2007, 05:36:30 AM
AFOD with the Frayling commentary 5/5 O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on June 27, 2007, 10:01:46 AM
Even without the commentary, 5/5, no?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on June 27, 2007, 04:15:27 PM
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Even without the commentary, 5/5, no?

Yea pretty much.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on June 27, 2007, 10:43:14 PM
Just watched In A Lonely Place. Wonderful character study/noir hybrid

F*ckin' A, man. F*ckin' A.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on June 27, 2007, 10:52:42 PM
So, for anybody who's interested (i.e. nobody) I do have some internet access on this trip I took...

Singin' In the Rain -- 8/10.  Humor is one thing that rarely ages well, but sometimes these older films really do make me laugh out loud.  Guess Who's Coming to Dinner certainly did, and some of this stuff was classic (while some of it was goofy as well).

"I have more smarts than Calvin Coolidge...  combined!"

"And I caaayn't stan' 'im!"

Anything in their first "talkie" was great as well. "No, no, no!' "Yes, yes, yes!"


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: marmota-b on June 27, 2007, 11:38:54 PM
Humor is one thing that rarely ages well, but sometimes these older films really do make me laugh out loud.

Sometimes more than temporary comedies. ::)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: TheUgly17 on June 28, 2007, 12:33:46 AM
So, for anybody who's interested (i.e. nobody) I do have some internet access on this trip I took...

Singin' In the Rain -- 8/10.  Humor is one thing that rarely ages well, but sometimes these older films really do make me laugh out loud.  Guess Who's Coming to Dinner certainly did, and some of this stuff was classic (while some of it was goofy as well).

"I have more smarts than Calvin Coolidge...  combined!"

"And I caaayn't stan' 'im!"

Anything in their first "talkie" was great as well. "No, no, no!' "Yes, yes, yes!"

Is it wrong that everytime I hear the title of that film I think of Malcom McDowell raping that woman and singing it from ACO?


<_< If it is...I don't want to be right.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on June 28, 2007, 03:12:11 AM
I Vitelloni - 8/10
My first Fellini (I'll see La Dolce Vita and Amarcord soon). This is good character study of a bunch of young men who do nothing but laze all day long. The situation becomes complicated when one of them makes his best friend's sister pregnant. They get married but the man doesn't want to settle down.

IMO, it is easy to see how Scorsese is influenced by Fellini.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on June 28, 2007, 03:51:27 AM
L'Adversaire (2002) (The Adversary) - 8/10
A chilling drama about a man who has lied for 18 years to his family and friends that he works for the UN. Truly he wakes up every morning and drives to some parking lot and waits there whole day just come back home. Said to be based on true event.  O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on June 28, 2007, 08:50:57 AM
I Vitelloni - 8/10
My first Fellini (I'll see La Dolce Vita and Amarcord soon). This is good character study of a bunch of young men who do nothing but laze all day long. The situation becomes complicated when one of them makes his best friend's sister pregnant. They get married but the man doesn't want to settle down.
I found the situations trite, the characters cliched. The conclusion, which puts over the idea that the main character just needs a good beating from his papa before he can do right by everyone, had me snickering.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on June 28, 2007, 04:10:22 PM
The Last Castle-3/5
It was alright


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on June 29, 2007, 11:59:37 AM
I tried to watch The Right Stuff last night, but the DVD that I rented was all scratched up.

After getting half way through the movie it stopped and said unable to read disc. Man, was I pissed!   >:(


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on June 30, 2007, 12:55:35 PM
Ace Ventura When Nature Calls (TV Version)-2.5 out of 5

there were too many jokes that werent used :-\


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on June 30, 2007, 04:04:52 PM
Starman-3/5

it was pretty cool except for the VERY annoying score


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on June 30, 2007, 04:12:46 PM
Ratatouille - Saw this one instead of "Ocean's Thirteen" with said female friends. It was mildly entertaining, though it's definitely in the lower tier of Pixar's work IMO. 7/10.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on June 30, 2007, 05:21:45 PM
Bitter Moon (1992) - 7/10
A drama by Polanski of sexuality and perversions in it.

Two nice Leone bits here. 1) Tonino Delli Colli is the cinematographer. There are no "Leone pictures", though. But that is only a good sign; good cinematographer comforms to the director and his vision. If I had to find some trademark for him I'd say it's the depth he can create to shots. 2) One character is watching OUATIA on TV, the scene where Noodles takes Deborah to the date in the restaurant. Now when I start thinking about it, it may be that some shots are reordered, but I'm not 100% sure about it. And the clip is unusually long. If I recall right, it's a minute or so, though there is some dialogue spoken over it. Anyway, a nice touch IMO. I'm sure that directors show often their favorite movies in situations like this (I would).


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on July 01, 2007, 02:50:15 AM
The Prince Of Pennsylvania (1988)

A movie about nothing that decides to do something (kidnapping plot) the last half-hour.

Keanu Reeves stars in this surprisingly good movie that plays out like an adult John Hughes teen movie.

3.5 out of 5.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on July 01, 2007, 12:42:12 PM
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea-4.5

It was pretty this classic disney film.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on July 02, 2007, 12:16:05 PM
The Big Lebowski - 8.5/10
Very fun movie, funnier than Raising Arizona. And very quoteable; very soon after I started watching this I noticed that I'd better listen to it carefully, instead of just reading the subtitles, because there are many lines that don't translate well. And other bad thing with subtitles is that very often they appear too soon after the previous line. That really disturbs some jokes since very often the timing is crucial to the them; "a line - silence - punchline".



Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on July 02, 2007, 12:25:34 PM
Raising Arizona.



I couldn't bare that one^


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on July 02, 2007, 03:56:12 PM
Basket Case (1982) - 7/10
I didn't catch the first 20 minutes.

Campy? Yes. But also really and honestly good and interesting. David Cronenberg would be great director for a remake, but I think we don't need it. If you're interested in independent cult horror of the 80's, give it a go O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on July 02, 2007, 11:43:23 PM
The Defiant Ones -- 9/10

The African Queen -- 8/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on July 04, 2007, 12:16:33 PM
Henry - Portrait Of A Serial Killer - 7/10
Production values aren't the highest and some music/sound effects are too underlining, but otherwise it's pretty good. The performance by the lead is spine-chilling.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on July 04, 2007, 12:49:32 PM
The Long, Hot Summer - 6.5/10
A decent movie starring two of my favorite actors, Paul Newman and Orson Welles. The plot is nothing different from the ordinary (though still entertaining), and the performances are not all too great aside from Newman. A recommended viewing for fans of Sir Paul, but that's about it.

The Trial
- 8.5/10
I gave this a second viewing after the first giving me a 'what the hell was that?' kind of feeling, and I happened to really like it. This is probably Welles' second best film, and although I have not seen much of anything from Perkins, he gives a very well done performance of his character. You will never see another film at all like this one - it plays exactly like a nightmare, with such strange dreamlike events happening throughout that keep you wondering what's even going on. Welles is shaping up to be one of my absolute favorite directors, even if I've only seen four of his films.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: geoman-1 on July 04, 2007, 12:59:36 PM
The Long, Hot Summer - 6.5/10
A decent movie starring two of my favorite actors, Paul Newman and Orson Welles. The plot is nothing different from the ordinary (though still entertaining), and the performances are not all too great aside from Newman. A recommended viewing for fans of Sir Paul, but that's about it.

Agreed RR, however, the movie is well worth watching just to see Lee Remick. Boy she was so damn
hot back then. BTW, what did you think of the digging scene w/ A. Franciosa. A bit over the top dontchathink?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on July 04, 2007, 01:55:11 PM
Yeah, that Lee Remick is one fine chick ...but I found the ending to be most over the top about the movie. Almost the whole thing is based on hatred, and then that 'happy-sappy' ending just comes out of nowhere in an attempt to leave the viewer with a good feeling. I was not happy, more so disgusted.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on July 04, 2007, 05:34:12 PM
The Warriors-7/10

Great movie O0 with a horrible ending :-\


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on July 04, 2007, 07:56:42 PM
Die Hard - A very fun, enjoyable, if extremely implausible action film. A perfect Fourth of July movie. 8/10  O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on July 04, 2007, 11:19:54 PM
Assault on Precinct 13- 4.5/5

Better than the 06 remake and more brutal (Ice Cream man scene) but i think i missed something i dont know but i think i missed something.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 04, 2007, 11:29:30 PM
Assault on Precinct 13- 4.5/5

Better than the 06 remake and more brutal (Ice Cream man scene) but i think i missed something i dont know but i think i missed something.

The film has a few references to OUATITW, being that John Carpenter is a big Leone fan.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on July 05, 2007, 04:45:58 PM
The film has a few references to OUATITW, being that John Carpenter is a big Leone fan.

Yeah, ive read that this is a psydo-remake of Rio Bravo although i cant comment since i never heard it before.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on July 05, 2007, 05:28:35 PM
I hear what you're saying about the ice cream man scene. Doing sweet little Kim Richards that way is mean!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on July 06, 2007, 09:28:48 PM
Three Westerns & a Noir

Ok saw the Bud Boetticher & Randal Scott Westerns over the last two days.

Seven Men From Now - 4/5 good example of a good Western made on the cheap, Lee Marvin hams it up.

Decision At Sundown - 3/5 this one was town bound and a bit too talky, plenty of recognizeable 50's era & TV character actors in the cast Noah Beery Jr. ( Rocky from the Rockford Files) co stars.

Comanche Station - 4/5 prettty good cowboy & indian Western. Claude Akins is the baddie

The Noir

The Honeynoon Killers 3.5/5 Shirley Stoller & Tony Lo Bianco as con-artist/killers who prey on lonley hearts club females, true story base.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 07, 2007, 10:12:43 AM
Oh crap, I forgot to watch Seven Men from Now!


I've been dying to see that one.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on July 07, 2007, 10:49:06 AM
There's always the DVD (which sports a fine transfer).....


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 07, 2007, 12:59:22 PM
There's always the DVD (which sports a fine transfer).....

Yeah, I was looking at that, but I need money for other things right now.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on July 07, 2007, 08:31:03 PM
Mr. and Mrs. Smith- 3/5

Good action movie


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on July 07, 2007, 09:12:11 PM
Once Upon a Time in the West - 9.5/10

Anyone hear of this? It's pretty good.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on July 08, 2007, 03:33:55 AM
Once Upon a Time in the West - 9.5/10

Anyone hear of this? It's pretty good.
Not 10/10?! What are you doing on this forum?!


 ;D   ;)   ;D   ;)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 08, 2007, 10:12:38 AM
Once Upon a Time in the West - 9.5/10

Anyone hear of this? It's pretty good.

I think I have.


Didn't Stanley Kubrick direct that one?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on July 08, 2007, 12:26:15 PM
Hmm, I'm not too sure.

By the way, I only watched two hours of it last night. Watched the last hour today, and just seeing that final scene for the second or third time forces me to bump it up to a 10/10.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Eric on July 08, 2007, 01:31:12 PM
Jean-Luc "Cinema" Godard's Bande à part, aka A Band of Outsiders.

As with a lot of Godard, it's style over substance...but oh, what style! This is a sort of mini-heist flick, with two young men coercing their mutual love interest (Anna Karina) into letting them rob the house where she lives. Mostly, though, they talk and interact and express personal philosophies and allude to literature and run through the Louvre.

There's a great and famous scene where our heroes dance the Madison (after alluding to Charlie Chaplin in...I'm thinking City Lights?), moving together in step but figuratively alone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6pOXjQLh7Y&mode=related&search=

8 out of 10.

--Eric



Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on July 08, 2007, 09:26:41 PM
Didn't Stanley Kubrick direct that one?
He wished he had.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 08, 2007, 10:01:02 PM
He wished he had.

 ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 08, 2007, 10:01:18 PM
The Color of Money - 4/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on July 08, 2007, 10:03:13 PM
Live Free or Die Hard -- 3/5

The Negotiator -- 4/5

How the West Was Won -- 3.5/5 (Unfortunately I think the Pan-N-Scan butchered it for me... I'll have to watch it on dvd)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 08, 2007, 10:04:46 PM

How the West Was Won -- 3.5/10 (Unfortunately I think the Pan-N-Scan butchered it for me... I'll have to watch it on dvd)

That's a bit harsh.

I think it's more like 6.5 out of 10.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on July 08, 2007, 10:05:29 PM
That's a bit harsh.

I think it's more like 6.5 out of 10.

Sorry, I meant out of five!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 08, 2007, 10:07:48 PM
Sorry, I meant out of five!

Oh. You typed 10.


I think 3.5 out of 5 is very appropriate.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on July 08, 2007, 10:08:18 PM
Oh. You typed 10.


I think 3.5 out of 5 is very appropriate.

Yeah, I modified it now.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on July 08, 2007, 10:11:01 PM
He wished he had.
The Killing > OUATITW

That's right. ;)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 08, 2007, 10:21:19 PM
The Killing > OUATITW

That's right. ;)

























































(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d93/Row-shell/middle-finger.jpg)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on July 09, 2007, 04:56:35 AM
^  ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on July 09, 2007, 10:25:19 AM
The Killing > OUATITW

That's right. ;)

http://noob.ytmnd.com/


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on July 09, 2007, 10:34:40 AM
Haha, I must have made that a couple years ago. Someone brought it up to me in PM.

That's not me, by the way. I'm not that much of a loser.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on July 09, 2007, 12:57:12 PM
The French Connection - 5.5/10
A generic cat-and-mouse detective movie that suffers from an almost inexistent screenplay, carried only by some fairly impressive direction and Hackman's performance. An average movie.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on July 09, 2007, 05:26:38 PM
The French Connection - 5.5/10
A generic cat-and-mouse detective movie that suffers from an almost inexistent screenplay, carried only by some fairly impressive direction and Hackman's performance. An average movie.

I think it's a bit better than that, but I agree - it's not the masterpiece it's made out to be.

Anyway. . .

FAFDM - 7/10. ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on July 10, 2007, 12:26:29 AM
The French Connection - 5.5/10
A generic cat-and-mouse detective movie that suffers from an almost inexistent screenplay, carried only by some fairly impressive direction and Hackman's performance. An average movie.
It merely seems generic because every cop movie and TV show since has followed its precedent-setting techniques. At the time, there had been no movie like it. The apparent lack of a screenplay (actually it has a very good one) was one of the things that set the film apart; here was something that had the appearance of a greater cinematic reality, an action film without the usual concessions to melodrama. We've all been spoiled with too many Law & Order episodes to fully appreciate the film now. Except in one respect: Popeye Doyle is still a fresh and well-imagined character. And one only has to compare this film with the turgid French Connection II to see just how radical Friedkin's vision was.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on July 10, 2007, 06:07:01 AM
The talk that a movie was "fresh" and "innovative" in its day, Dave, hardly makes it better now, thirty-plus years later. Truly great movies hold up very well over time. "Guns of Navarone", for instance, is an excellent movie even those almost every Bond film/modern action movie was based off it to some extent. Perhaps more appropriate, how many movies have been based on/parodied Leone films? And yet, are Leone's films any weaker for that fact? I think not.

I don't hate "The French Connection", but I do dislike the argument that a film should be praised for its innovation over quality. Otherwise we'd still say "Battleship Potemkin" was the greatest film ever made. . .  ::)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on July 10, 2007, 08:19:11 AM
Point taken. But TFC is a special case, I think. It's virtues have been made invisible by the fact that its innovations have become the cultural mainstream. Leone films stand out, on the other hand, because they contrast with the same-iness of movies, then and now. Yes, movies have been "based on/parodied" Leone films, but those films can never be confused with the originals. Leone's works are inimitable.

It's not as though we've moved on from TFC (as we have from Potemkin). TFC is constantly with us, especially on TV. All I'm saying is that things we take for granted need to be re-appreciated in order to get the most out of TFC. A certain amount of "looking with first eyes" is necessary when viewing older films. You can't, for example, get maximum enjoyment (please note the qualification) from Hitchcock unless you try to view his films as his first audiences did. Otherwise its like viewing a Japanese movie without knowing anything about Japan. You can get a lot from a Japanese movie that way, but you miss a lot too.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 10, 2007, 04:22:18 PM
Blade Runner - 2/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on July 10, 2007, 04:24:32 PM
Blade Runner - 2/5
Two? Really? What did you not like about it?

I'd give it a 4/5, some poor acting and cheesy costumes detract from the movie.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - 8/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 10, 2007, 04:28:14 PM
I thought it was boring until the last 15 or 20 minutes.


I actually thought the acting was superb. The special effects and cinematography were good too, I just found it completely uninteresting.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on July 10, 2007, 04:30:49 PM
Blade Runner - 2/5




























































Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 10, 2007, 04:33:30 PM
My own picture response was used against me.    :'(


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on July 10, 2007, 04:34:38 PM
PWNED BY SILENZIO!

I'm giving Blade Runner another viewing soon. I feel the urge to.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 10, 2007, 04:36:38 PM
PWNED BY SILENZIO!

Yeah, but you got pwned by me yesterday!


So technically, Silenzio pwned us both because he pwned the pwner!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on July 10, 2007, 04:37:45 PM
(http://controllercode.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/pwned.jpg)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 10, 2007, 04:39:55 PM
This is me pwning the unexpecting Silenzio!



(http://img41.photobucket.com/albums/v125/fireemblem87/pwned.jpg)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on July 10, 2007, 04:41:53 PM
This pwnage is too much for me.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on July 10, 2007, 04:44:00 PM
(http://www.nyu.edu/classes/siva/archives/fsm_1.jpg)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on July 10, 2007, 07:37:01 PM
I gotta start catching up..

Ghandi - 5/5 superb O0

Schindlers List - 4/5 Great movie but i dont think Spielberg was the right choice to direct

Gallipoli - 3/5 wasn't really that great of a movie


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 11, 2007, 11:41:01 AM
Now everyone is using the middle finger guy who, by the way, was used originally by ME!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on July 11, 2007, 11:48:06 AM
Moderators, could we have a little moderation here, please?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on July 11, 2007, 11:55:16 AM
Nope.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Rojo Ramone on July 11, 2007, 12:14:17 PM
Funny thread!
I'll second the GREATNESS of THE FRENCH CONNECTION.
Hell, even FRENCH CONNECTION II is better than most other action films.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on July 11, 2007, 04:17:09 PM
I watched the unbelievably atrocious "Space Mutiny" courtesy of MST3K today - definitely one of, if not the funniest of the show's Sci-Fi channel episodes.  ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on July 11, 2007, 09:06:23 PM
Transformers- 3.5/5 on an Action scale


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on July 11, 2007, 11:16:52 PM
Now everyone is using the middle finger guy who, by the way, was used originally by ME!

That's what mate it such opportune pwnage* on my part.





As for Transformers... the effects were good, but there were too many parts where I was just chuckling saying "Who wrote this dialogue!"


*Great name for a band.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on July 11, 2007, 11:30:00 PM
Transformers- 3.5/5 on an Action scale

well, for all that money that was spent making it, more of that could've been expected.  Actions scenes were kind of short though, and the transformers morphed way too quickly at times.

And like FC said when we went to see it, too much emphasis on the humans when the titles is TRANSFORMERS and not Humans and Transformers. 

but then again, what can be expected?  modern pop culture demands focus on irrelevant topics.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 12, 2007, 12:46:02 PM
Transformers wasn't that bad. Enjoyable. Great special effects.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jill on July 12, 2007, 02:43:19 PM
Django - 95%
The only thing I didn't liked the killing of the old man. He was so sympathetic  :'(
But the film rocks.
Music... it goes, but I like Il grande duello from Bacalov much better.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 12, 2007, 03:34:11 PM
The Defiant Ones - 5/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on July 12, 2007, 04:15:20 PM
The Philadelphia Story. 7/10.

Woyzeck. 7/10.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on July 12, 2007, 07:40:43 PM
Little Dieter Needs to Fly - 10/10! Masterpiece! Amazing documentary!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jill on July 12, 2007, 08:45:08 PM
Moby Dick (1998)

10/10

Very good job. I liked it better than the Huston version. Patrick Stewart rocks.
(A little funny to saw it after First Contact  ;D)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on July 12, 2007, 08:45:49 PM
Now everyone is using the middle finger guy who, by the way, was used originally by ME!


wrong.

I used the same gimick on the Massacre Time thread a week before mister middle finger man showed up...
http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=2841.15


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on July 12, 2007, 08:48:38 PM
Transformers

It wasn't a waste of my time (few things are) but it was a waste of my money.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 12, 2007, 08:52:05 PM

wrong.

I used the same gimick on the Massacre Time thread a week before mister middle finger man showed up...
http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=2841.15

Yeah, but I was talking about the guy, not the joke.  Still it's not very original...


I thought it was pretty obvious that I lifted the idea from your massacre time post. Oh well.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on July 12, 2007, 08:59:29 PM
Little Dieter Needs to Fly - 10/10! Masterpiece! Amazing documentary!
It's certainly very good. BTW, you may want to visit www.wernerherzog.com and check out the 6-disc DVD boxset of Herzog's documentaries and shorts, 1969-1999. I think it's the only place you can get it. A steal at only 150 Euros! :o


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on July 12, 2007, 09:41:41 PM
Yeah, but I was talking about the guy, not the joke.  Still it's not very original...


I thought it was pretty obvious that I lifted the idea from your massacre time post. Oh well.


My post was tongue and cheek.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 12, 2007, 09:52:31 PM

My post was tongue and cheek.


I'm embarrassed to say I never understood what "tongue and cheek" actually meant.   :-[


I hear it thrown around alot, but I never bothered to ask what it means!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on July 12, 2007, 09:53:24 PM
Yes ...what exactly does tongue and cheek mean?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on July 12, 2007, 10:26:42 PM
It means an ironic or jokey comment. Not serious.

The correct term is "Tongue in cheek". I, mistakenly, always use "tongue and cheek".


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 12, 2007, 10:42:54 PM

The correct term is "Tongue in cheek". I, mistakenly, always use "tongue and cheek".

Thank you!

I learned something new today!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on July 12, 2007, 11:07:51 PM
Some background: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tongue-in-cheek


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on July 13, 2007, 05:26:31 PM
Hollywoodland- 3.5/5

Gives good insight about the George Reeve's Murder/Suicide case and leaves it open up for interpretation (Unlike The Black Dahlia which SOLVES the murder for you although it hasn't REALLY been solved (STOP MAKING FILMS DE PALMA) )


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on July 13, 2007, 06:19:07 PM
OUATIA - 10/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 14, 2007, 11:08:13 AM
Saboteur - 2/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on July 14, 2007, 11:43:40 AM
Saboteur - 2/5
I liked that one - 3/5 for me.

But you're saying Saboteur is just as good as Blade Runner?

BLASPHEMY!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 14, 2007, 12:55:00 PM
I liked that one - 3/5 for me.

But you're saying Saboteur is just as good as Blade Runner?

BLASPHEMY!

Blade Runner was a much better made film, but I found it boring. Hence the low rating.


Saboteur was fun in parts but overall the movie is just ridiculous. Everything, and I do mean everything, that happens feels so tacked on. The climax on the statue of liberty was cool, but not enough to save the movie.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on July 14, 2007, 02:02:49 PM
Casablanca-4.5/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 14, 2007, 02:04:55 PM
Casablanca-4.5/5

Why not a perfect 5!?!

It's one of the greatest films of all time!!!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on July 14, 2007, 02:11:15 PM
Why not a perfect 5!?!

It's one of the greatest films of all time!!!

I just cant give it a 5 man ill give it a 4.9/5 but not a 5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 14, 2007, 02:17:54 PM
I just cant give it a 5 man ill give it a 4.9/5 but not a 5

I'm going to cry...    :'(


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on July 14, 2007, 02:47:55 PM
My Darling Clementine 3.9/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on July 14, 2007, 04:09:37 PM
Today I watched:

OUATITW - 10/10. I frequently forget how amazing this movie is, until I sit down and watch it.

And:

Bring it On: All or Nothing - 5/10. Please don't ask. :-\


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on July 14, 2007, 05:14:51 PM
Blade Runner was a much better made film, but I found it boring. Hence the low rating.

Saboteur was fun in parts but overall the movie is just ridiculous. Everything, and I do mean everything, that happens feels so tacked on. The climax on the statue of liberty was cool, but not enough to save the movie.
Blade Runner: boring (check)
Saboteur:        ridiculous (check)

You've covered these with a single word each. Would that all reviewers could be so succinct.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on July 14, 2007, 10:57:56 PM
The Jungle of Asphalt - 8/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on July 15, 2007, 05:18:49 AM
I watched the MST3K episode of "Manos: The Hands of Fate". That's definitely a classic episode!

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8d/TorgoManos.jpg)

"My name is Torgo. I take care of the place while the master's away."  ;)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on July 15, 2007, 02:44:21 PM
Venus - Well, this movie was a lot better than it could have been, inasmuch as it was basically about an old man leering after a pretty young girl. Peter O'Toole was brilliant, although he essentially played himself. But the movie was very good. - 8/10

I could be watching "Live Free or Die Hard" right now, but I feel way too drained to leave the house today. . .  :-\


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on July 15, 2007, 10:34:56 PM
Treasure Island (1934) 5/5 if you like pirate films this one is a true classic, the cast is outstanding, Wallace Beery (as Long John Silver), Jackie Cooper (Jim Hawkins), Lionel Barrymore  (Billy Bones) , Nigel Bruce, Charles Chic Sale (Ben Gunn), and a great supporting cast.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on July 15, 2007, 10:38:24 PM
Peter O'Toole was brilliant, although he essentially played himself.


He's a perverted old man in reality? :o


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jill on July 16, 2007, 05:14:01 AM
Tepepa - 9/10
Tomas rocks, but -1 for Orson Welles.  :(

Day of Anger - 10/10
Absolutely fine.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on July 16, 2007, 05:56:24 AM

He's a perverted old man in reality? :o

Well it's hard to say his character's perverted, really he just falls in love with a woman who is much younger and thus unavailable to him. Kind of understandable.

O'Toole, I think, was something of a womanizer as a younger man (and I apologize if I'm wrong about that) and that aspect of the character is very well-delineated. Vanessa Redgrave's character could very easily be Sian Phillips or one of his other exes. Certainly the scenes where he's fucking around with his actor friends seem very true to life.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on July 16, 2007, 08:17:43 AM
Tepepa - 9/10
Tomas rocks, but -1 for Orson Welles.  :(

Day of Anger - 10/10
Absolutely fine.

Day of Anger rocks.  I've only watched the first thirty minutes of Tepepa and I have no urge to revisit it at the moment.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on July 16, 2007, 06:05:35 PM
Mackenna's Gold Watched this overly bloated Western on TCM last night another treasure hunt Western a la GBU but boy does it not deliver Dir. by J Lee Thompson and starring Gregory Peck ...  MacKenna  Omar Sharif ...  Colorado  Telly Savalas ...  Sgt. Tibbs  Camilla Sparv ...  Inga Bergmann  Keenan Wynn ...  Sanchez  Julie Newmar ...  Hesh-Ke  Ted Cassidy ...  Hachita  Lee J. Cobb ...  The Editor  Raymond Massey ...  The Preacher  Burgess Meredith ...  The Storekeeper  Anthony Quayle ...  Older Englishman  Edward G. Robinson ...  Old Adams  Eli Wallach ...  Ben Baker

It has great cinematography but that is about all, it just doesn't work, there are no town sets whatsoever to juxtapose the landscapes, its as if they spent all the money on cameos. I was watching to see Eli Wallach. The big stars in 1969 were Peck and Sharif.

One memorable sequence is Julie Newmar's very nude swim quite surprizing & unexpected.

3/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on July 16, 2007, 06:31:08 PM
Funny Girl - 7/10

I don't like many musicals but this one is one of my favorites... I like it better than Hello Dolly.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on July 16, 2007, 07:56:16 PM
Chaplin - 8/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on July 16, 2007, 08:17:43 PM
Cars-2/5

what a stupid movie


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on July 16, 2007, 08:31:58 PM
I didn't care for "Chaplin", and I liked "Cars" a lot, even if it wasn't one of Pixar's best. At least it's better than "Ratatouille", which friends other than my previous ones dragged me to see again tonight.  :'(


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on July 16, 2007, 08:36:46 PM
I didn't care for "Chaplin", and I liked "Cars" a lot, even if it wasn't one of Pixar's best. At least it's better than "Ratatouille", which friends other than my previous ones dragged me to see again tonight.  :'(

Dude just pull the ol'bathroom trick O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on July 16, 2007, 08:44:43 PM
I did spend a good amount of time in the bathroom tonight, though it was genuine - I had chili for lunch and fajitas for dinner.  :-\


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on July 16, 2007, 08:46:40 PM
I did spend a good amount of time in the bathroom tonight, though it was genuine - I had chili for lunch and fajitas for dinner.  :-\

 ;D ;D ;D ;D dangerous combination


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on July 16, 2007, 08:58:10 PM
Yes. . . I almost feel bad for my brothers, there's a good chance of gas tonight. :P I was also upset by the fact that I spelled a lot of my Mike and Ikes on the floor at the very beginning of the film. :'(


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on July 17, 2007, 10:47:24 AM
I Hired a Contract Killer (1990) - 8/10
The plot in nutshell: A man tries to kill himself unsuccessfully, hires a contract killer to do the job, goes to bar where meets a girl, falls in love, doesn't want to die anymore but can't make the killer to change his mind, and so he's pretty fucked...

Aki Kaurismäki has great talent of telling his story with pictures. That may be a problem for some people because there is no more dialogue than what is absolutely needed. Main minus was the ending which was somewhat misguided. Overall a great, noirish little movie.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on July 17, 2007, 03:10:08 PM
The Big Heat - 9/10

One of my favorite noirs and one of the best 30 films I've seen.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on July 17, 2007, 04:20:00 PM
Troy - Mediocre in every sense of the term. Eric Bana, Sean Bean and Peter O'Toole were the only good actors in the whole cast, or at least they were only ones giving good performances. There were occasionally some neat things to look at but the film failed to generate any real interest. 5/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on July 17, 2007, 04:43:26 PM
I Hired a Contract Killer (1990) - 8/10
The plot in nutshell: A man tries to kill himself unsuccessfully, hires a contract killer to do the job, goes to bar where meets a girl, falls in love, doesn't want to die anymore but can't make the killer to change his mind, and so he's pretty fucked...

Aki Kaurismäki has great talent of telling his story with pictures. That may be a problem for some people because there is no more dialogue than what is absolutely needed. Main minus was the ending which was somewhat misguided. Overall a great, noirish little movie.
I guess I saw this in the year of its release, but I know I enjoyed it. Great premise!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 17, 2007, 05:00:41 PM
Chaplin - 8/10

I saw that recently myself.

I loved it. Robert Downey Jr. got Chaplin's look, personality, and subtleties perfectly.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on July 17, 2007, 05:08:13 PM
I remember watching "Chaplin" three or four years back. I liked parts of it, but it tried to cram too much into less than three hours. Downey's performance is brilliant, the film's very well-made, but the supporting cast is weak (generally speaking) and the story moves too fast for its own good.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 17, 2007, 05:11:05 PM
I actually thought the pacing was just right.

Don't forget, they were focusing on Chaplin's life not his films or the making of them.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on July 18, 2007, 12:30:22 PM
Godzilla(1954) - 7/10
I didn't catch the first ten minutes, could somebody tell me what there happened.

OK, the special effects are of course dated, but at times impressive. One of the best things was the score. It's so powerful! Though, a bit too repetitive. Too underlined message was also somewhat irritating, but I understand that it was important for the Japanese at that time.

Deserves it's classic status alongside of King Kong  O0.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on July 19, 2007, 12:59:12 PM
The 39 Steps - 8/10
It was fine.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on July 19, 2007, 10:17:14 PM
Fistful of Dollars-5/5 O0

Kicking Ass movie that i have absolutely no way where to put it in the top 3 of my favorite leone movies. Also that scene where he throws the machete was very awesome O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on July 20, 2007, 06:10:45 AM
Glory - Probably the best movie made about the American Civil War. 9/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jill on July 20, 2007, 10:17:12 AM
Companeros - 11/10
 ;D

I LOVE these two fellows! They are genius!
And hail to Jack Palance.  O0

This is a masterpiece. And very funny. ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on July 20, 2007, 08:10:56 PM
I saw a couple today some with friends

The Great Gatsby 3/5-Not that great

Ali G Indahouse 4/5-(Comedy Scale)-really funny crude jokes

Snatch 8/10- pretty cool movie


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 20, 2007, 08:14:00 PM
The 39 Steps - 4/5   Very fun little Hitchcock thriller.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on July 21, 2007, 06:48:54 PM
Natural Born Killers-7/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on July 21, 2007, 07:33:40 PM
The Stranger. 8.5.

Me likely me noir and me Welles.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on July 21, 2007, 11:39:58 PM
Crank- 9/10 awesome action movie O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jill on July 22, 2007, 03:39:05 AM
Death Rides a Horse - 10

Great. Lee is a God. O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on July 22, 2007, 09:24:17 AM
Death Rides a Horse - 10

Great. Lee is a God. O0

Yup.  That one's an A+...!! Glad you liked it. 

Maybe a notch down from God, van Cleef is the best western actor who ever lived..!!!!!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on July 22, 2007, 09:32:03 AM

You've Got Mail - 9/10

It's a comedy starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks.  I hadn't seen it in so long and I had forgotten how good it is. If you've ever lived in New York or have ever visited and fell in love with the city, this movie will literally make you feel like you're there again.  I do recommend it, even if you don't like the leading actors.  I think it's probably the best role either of them ever did.  Dave Chappelle also stars in it.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on July 22, 2007, 09:35:16 AM
van Cleef is the best western actor who ever lived..!!!!!

 ::)  

He is the most badass, though.




Le Samourai -- Upon a second viewing I have decided that I like it better than Le Cercle Rouge.  I urge all Leone fans to check out Jean Pierre Melville's films.  Something about his pace and style reminds me of Leone.  Mainly Le Samourai, Le Cercle Rouge, and L'Armee Des Ombres.  All amazing films, especially the first and last I mentioned.  O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on July 22, 2007, 09:35:58 AM
Le Samourai is amazing, though I havn't seen the other mentioned films.

Awakenings - 8/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on July 22, 2007, 09:38:14 AM
Le Samourai is amazing, though I havn't seen the other mentioned films.

Awakenings - 8/10

You definitely need to check out Army of Shadows (L'Armee Des Ombres) which was just recently released by Criterion in R1.

I'd agree with you on Awakenings.  De Niro and Williams are great. We had to watch it in my English class to find parallels to the short story Flowers for Algernon.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on July 22, 2007, 09:41:35 AM
Death Rides a Horse - 10

Great. Lee is a God. O0

Have you seen Day of Anger?  I think that's my favorite Van Cleef role in a non-Leone.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on July 22, 2007, 09:41:59 AM
You definitely need to check out Army of Shadows (L'Armee Des Ombres) which was just recently released by Criterion in R1.


I always wanted to see that..!! I didn't know there was already an R1 release.  If it's criterion I bet it
ll be around the range of 40 bucks.



Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on July 22, 2007, 09:43:53 AM
I always wanted to see that..!! I didn't know there was already an R1 release.  If it's criterion I bet it
ll be around the range of 40 bucks.



Army of Shadows is a total masterpiece.  I don't know how much it costs, I get all my dvds from netflix (except the spaghettis).  And is it just me or does the French language make dialogue sound better?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on July 22, 2007, 09:44:45 AM
Have you seen Day of Anger?  I think that's my favorite Van Cleef role in a non-Leone.

What he said.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on July 22, 2007, 09:54:54 AM
You've Got Mail - 9/10

It's a comedy starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks.  I hadn't seen it in so long and I had forgotten how good it is. If you've ever lived in New York or have ever visited and fell in love with the city, this movie will literally make you feel like you're there again.  I do recommend it, even if you don't like the leading actors.  I think it's probably the best role either of them ever did.  Dave Chappelle also stars in it.
You mean that pale remake of The Shop Around the Corner? Lubitsch is spinning in his grave.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on July 22, 2007, 10:17:12 AM
Army of Shadows is a total masterpiece.  I don't know how much it costs, I get all my dvds from netflix (except the spaghettis).  And is it just me or does the French language make dialogue sound better?

It's not just you.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on July 22, 2007, 10:19:59 AM
You mean that pale remake of The Shop Around the Corner? Lubitsch is spinning in his grave.

Have you seen either? I think You've Got Mail is pretty good.  And it's not a lame shot for shot remake.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jill on July 22, 2007, 11:55:01 AM
Have you seen Day of Anger?  I think that's my favorite Van Cleef role in a non-Leone.

Oh, yes, last week, too.  O0 Poor Lee.  :'( He was so great.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on July 22, 2007, 07:20:33 PM
Minority Report-4.5/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on July 22, 2007, 08:29:40 PM
Have you seen either? I think You've Got Mail is pretty good.  And it's not a lame shot for shot remake.
I've seen both. I'll take Jimmy over Tom every time.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on July 22, 2007, 10:49:19 PM
Tom Hanks is a piece of crap actor who can't properly convey emotions.

His facial expressions are funny looking too.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on July 22, 2007, 10:50:56 PM
Tom Hanks is a piece of crap actor who can't properly convey emotions.

NO


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on July 22, 2007, 10:52:07 PM
YES


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on July 22, 2007, 10:54:00 PM
YES


again,

NO


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on July 22, 2007, 10:56:28 PM
again,

(http://upload.moldova.org/movie/actors/t/tom_hanks/thumbnails/tn2_tom_hanks_2.jpg)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on July 22, 2007, 10:57:42 PM
http://noob.ytmnd.com/


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on July 22, 2007, 11:03:18 PM
http://noob.ytmnd.com/

What's even funnier is that YTMND stands for "You're the man now, dog!"


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on July 23, 2007, 01:53:29 PM
Unforgiven - 4.5/5

 O0 Excellent Eastwood film.

haha, I love how blacks weren't discriminated in the film during that time.  ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 23, 2007, 02:57:38 PM
Unforgiven - 4.5/5

 O0 Excellent Eastwood film.

haha, I love how blacks weren't discriminated in the film during that time.  ;D

You never saw it before today?



Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on July 23, 2007, 04:29:55 PM
You never saw it before today?



No. I own it but never got around to watching it till today...

Is that a problem???  ;)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on July 23, 2007, 05:33:49 PM
Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia 5/5  O0

I took this film with me on a recent vist to a high school buddy who lives in East Atlantic Beach, NY.

He's a big movie lover/DVD renter. He usally goes down to Blockbuster and rents whatever looks good. Well to make a long story short he couldn't get over talking about it and how they "never make movies like this anymore". It was almost like he was blind and somebody gave him back his sight, he kept saying that everything is too PC now, and that they would never make scenes like those between Bennie & Elita, especially "the Bennie discovers he gotten the crabs" scene. Also his wife got a kick out of the part where Bennie is trying to turn Elita over (I wont give it away for those who haven't seen it).

I really enjoyed seeing him see the light it was as if he was sleepwalking through life accepting anything that the suits dished out.

cool.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on July 23, 2007, 08:21:30 PM
La Strada - 6.5/10

Not even all that great...

I respect Fellini as an artist, but not an entertainer. La Strada was not good art nor good entertainment. Fairly well made at least.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on July 23, 2007, 09:14:18 PM
Cockfighter with Warren Oates everything you want to know about cockfighting 3.9/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: noodles_leone on July 24, 2007, 08:36:23 AM
again,

(http://upload.moldova.org/movie/actors/t/tom_hanks/thumbnails/tn2_tom_hanks_2.jpg)
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
hey, that's not fair!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on July 24, 2007, 03:34:04 PM
Rebel Without a Cause (1955) - 9.5/10
This would be one of my favorite movies now if the ending wasn't so clichéd. Terrific acting, writing and directing and all, but the ending... I'm sure it was new when the movie first came out, so it's not their fault, but for the last 15 minutes or so I knew how it was going to end. Too bad.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on July 24, 2007, 09:40:33 PM
La Strada.

Boring.

Fellini sucks at entertainment.

He makes me mad.

I don't like him.

Dammit.

Killing myself tonight.

Now.

Right now.

Right away.

I'm dying.

I'm dead.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on July 24, 2007, 10:49:32 PM
La Strada.

Boring.

Fellini sucks at entertainment.

He makes me mad.

I don't like him.

Dammit.

Killing myself tonight.

Now.

Right now.

Right away.

I'm dying.

I'm dead.

This post sorta resembles a poem.  Or some strange form of virtual perforemence art... sadly, I like it.
At least it competes with Fellini's artsiness.  ;)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on July 24, 2007, 10:58:19 PM
This post sorta resembles a poem.  Or some strange form of virtual perforemence art... sadly, I like it.
At least it competes with Fellini's artsiness.  ;)


No there's one main difference.  Rrpower is a n00b whereas Fellini is a God (and this is judging off of the one Fellini film I've seen).


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on July 25, 2007, 04:12:36 PM
Lawrence of Arabia - Guess. 10/10  ;)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 27, 2007, 09:55:24 AM
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three - 5/5


Awesome 70's thriller movie with great actors and, literally, a perfect conclusion.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on July 27, 2007, 02:32:33 PM
The Simpsons Movie - 8.5/10
Basically just a three times longer episode than usually (which means that the plot is pretty much only an excuse for the jokes) but a very funny one. Some of the funniest jokes were already in the trailers, though, but they kept many great ones in secret. The weakest parts are some of the more serious scenes, but overall the pace is nice.

Highly recommended for fans of the series  O0!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on July 27, 2007, 07:35:24 PM
Doctor Zhivago 9/10- obviously Zhivago must mean Idiot since he didn't stay with Tonya.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on July 27, 2007, 08:06:12 PM
I think he's an idiot for not staying with Kinski.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on July 27, 2007, 08:32:39 PM
Fighting Man of The Plains (1949) A Randolph Scott Western that wasn't too bad at all,  it took place after the Civil War and they were actually using Colt Navy's and gunbelts without cartridge loops, impressive that they got it right and the story was ok. 3.5/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on July 27, 2007, 10:36:19 PM
Resk You At Dawn - 9/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on July 27, 2007, 10:45:50 PM
La Dolce Vita -- Awesome film by Fellini, though I found it very challenging while I was watching it.  It's narrative structure is loose but it managed to keep my attention throughout all three hours.  It follows the life of Marcello, a decadent journalist, and is split up into many episodes, which vary in quality, in my opinion.  By far my favorite was the one where Marcello sees his father again.  But after I'd seen the film I started reflecting on it.  There's really something different about this film, I felt like i'd been on a journey with this character, even though this journey had no definite path.  The black-and-white cinematography is outstanding.  I know I'd highly recommend this movie, but I'm not sure at this point what I'd rate it.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on July 27, 2007, 11:59:39 PM
La Dolce Vita -- Awesome film by Fellini, though I found it very challenging while I was watching it.  It's narrative structure is loose but it managed to keep my attention throughout all three hours.  It follows the life of Marcello, a decadent journalist, and is split up into many episodes, which vary in quality, in my opinion.  By far my favorite was the one where Marcello sees his father again.  But after I'd seen the film I started reflecting on it.  There's really something different about this film, I felt like i'd been on a journey with this character, even though this journey had no definite path.  The black-and-white cinematography is outstanding.  I know I'd highly recommend this movie, but I'm not sure at this point what I'd rate it.

Fellini was fond of topics involving the decadence of something, I've noticed.  And yeah, the cinematography of his films never ceases to impress.  But, in my opinion, that's pretty much the best aspect of any of his films.  As far as everything else, including plot structure and dialog, haven't been able to spark my interest tremendously.  They're obviously works of art, but he always took himself and his work too seriously.  That kind of attitude doesn't usually spawn very positive results.



Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on July 28, 2007, 03:50:00 AM
I know I'd highly recommend this movie, but I'm not sure at this point what I'd rate it.
I feel exactly the same  O0.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on July 28, 2007, 06:53:14 AM
Doctor Zhivago 9/10- obviously Zhivago must mean Idiot since he didn't stay with Tonya.

 ;D My sentiments exactly.

I watched "Ryan's Daughter" again, 8/10 for that. Amazingly I can accept Sarah Miles cheating on Robert Mitchum better than Omar Sharif cheating on Geraldine Chaplin. . . I dunno. There's also the great Leo McKern, and Trevor Howard who steals the whole show as the priest.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 28, 2007, 01:57:15 PM
The Seven Samurai - 5/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on July 28, 2007, 02:04:49 PM
The Boondock Saints- 3/5 love the charles bronson bit O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jill on July 28, 2007, 04:57:05 PM
Le Cercle Rouge - 10/9

Almost perfect.
Delon is cold like ice (as always), and Volonté... oh my God, Volonté. *melts* Montand is a little like Bogie and very talented actor. Bourvil is very EVIL. I like him as Thénardier in Les Misérables, and in this, he's excellent too.
Four actors like these...  :-* Yes, this IS a movie. A masterpiece.
Why only 9? Because

SPOILER


Volonté died too fast at the end, the other two not... >:D

SPOILER END


Corey is in love with Vogel.  ;D He gave him the red rose... and hugs him all the time... ;D Hey, Alain, hands off my preciousss!  ;D ;D ;D :P


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on July 29, 2007, 11:57:25 AM
A.I.-5/5 My favorite Spielberg/Kubrick film


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on July 29, 2007, 12:14:53 PM
For A Few Dollars More 10/10 O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on July 29, 2007, 02:58:17 PM
A.I.-5/5 My favorite Spielberg/Kubrick film
Generally very underrated. One of my favorite scifis.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on July 29, 2007, 02:58:54 PM
Hmm, I liked The Proposition a lot too.

M - 6.5/10
A well made film that left me completely uninterested due to the large lack of plot development in the middle segment of the film. I give it credit for it's cinematography, Lorre's great performance for a character that barely spoke a word, and for pretty much starting the noir genre.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 29, 2007, 03:14:08 PM


M - 6.5/10
A well made film that left me completely uninterested due to the large lack of plot development in the middle segment of the film. I give it credit for it's cinematography, Lorre's great performance for a character that barely spoke a word, and for pretty much starting the noir genre.

That's the Fritz Lang movie where Peter Lorre plays a killer, right?


I really want to see that.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on July 29, 2007, 03:41:53 PM
Hmm, I liked The Proposition a lot too.

M - 6.5/10
A well made film that left me completely uninterested due to the large lack of plot development in the middle segment of the film. I give it credit for it's cinematography, Lorre's great performance for a character that barely spoke a word, and for pretty much starting the noir genre.
I respect this more for it's influence than as a movie, too. But the influence has been huge; basically every CSI episode repeats the formula which is seen in the two first acts of this movie.

What really makes this movie IMO are the details (otherwise the story has been copied so many times that it doesn't seem original at all). My rating: 8.5/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on July 29, 2007, 06:32:10 PM
Duck You Sucker in Spanish-5/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 29, 2007, 06:33:07 PM
Duck You Sucker in Spanish-5/5

 ;D

Finally, they would be speaking the correct language!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on July 29, 2007, 06:34:04 PM
;D

Finally, they would be speaking the correct language!
;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 29, 2007, 06:36:57 PM
;D ;D ;D

Well it's true if you think about it.


The whole movie, except flashbacks, take place in Mexico. And even though Mallory came from Ireland, he surely must've learned how to speak Spanish somewhere along the way.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on July 29, 2007, 06:39:33 PM
Well it's true if you think about it.


The whole movie, except flashbacks, take place in Mexico. And even though Mallory came from Ireland, he surely must've learned how to speak Spanish somewhere along the way.

yeah but the people who dub Juan sound more masculine and Sean sounds like he would if he spoke Spanish with a Irish accent  ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 29, 2007, 06:41:28 PM
Sean sounds like he would if he spoke Spanish with a Irish accent  ;D

That should be interesting.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on July 29, 2007, 10:13:23 PM
Thumbsucker -- 5/10

Mediocre.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Whalestoe on July 29, 2007, 11:10:56 PM
^ Agree.

An all right movie, nothing too special though.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on July 29, 2007, 11:17:07 PM
O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on July 30, 2007, 04:33:37 PM
Saw two great films today, Hitchcock's "Rope" (9/10) and Billy Wilder's "Sabrina" (8/10). I think I'm madly in love with Audrey Hepburn now. . . ;D Hopefully I'll get to watch "In the Line of Fire" tomorrow.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on July 30, 2007, 05:58:15 PM
Sabrina's her best film. It's all downhill from there.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: geoman-1 on July 30, 2007, 06:49:21 PM
Saw two great films today, Hitchcock's "Rope" (9/10) and Billy Wilder's "Sabrina" (8/10). I think I'm madly in love with Audrey Hepburn now. . . ;D Hopefully I'll get to watch "In the Line of Fire" tomorrow.
I felt the same after watching Breakfast at Tiffanys. There is something intangible about her
that is so appealing.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on July 31, 2007, 12:52:40 AM
Mystic River-5/5 O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on July 31, 2007, 06:28:08 AM
I felt the same after watching Breakfast at Tiffanys. There is something intangible about her
that is so appealing.

I'll have to check out "Breakfast at Tiffany's" pretty soon - been meaning to for awhile. And I'm really hoping I'll get to see "Roman Holiday" soon - been meaning to see that one for years.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on July 31, 2007, 10:59:02 AM
I predict: Groggy will love Roman Holiday and hate Breakfast at Tiffany's.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on July 31, 2007, 11:31:10 AM
I predict: Groggy will love Roman Holiday and hate Breakfast at Tiffany's.

I hope not. Breakfast at Tiffany's is a great film. A great performance by Hepburn. Did you like it jenkins?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 31, 2007, 02:13:07 PM
Dial M for Murder - 5/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on July 31, 2007, 02:44:01 PM
American Pyscho-5/5 A Chick's Flick to some extent O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on July 31, 2007, 04:26:44 PM
I predict: Groggy will love Roman Holiday and hate Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Don't project yourself onto me, Dave. ::)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on July 31, 2007, 04:36:37 PM
In the Line of Fire - A lot better than it had any right to be. Other than the very formulaic climax and ending, it was a very intense thriller/action film with Clint in top form (and let's not forget the stellar John Malkovich). 8/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: geoman-1 on July 31, 2007, 04:52:24 PM
"Breakfast at Tiffanys"  is a genuine classic. It doesn't have a strong plot, but
with steady performances by George Peppard, Buddy Ebson and the inimitable Ms. Hepburn,
you can't go wrong, not to mention the second to none soundtrack.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on July 31, 2007, 09:46:53 PM
DVD of

"Perfume: the story of a murderer", great film that sort of got passed by 5/5.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on July 31, 2007, 11:26:24 PM
"Breakfast at Tiffanys"  is a genuine classic. It doesn't have a strong plot, but
with steady performances by George Peppard, Buddy Ebson and the inimitable Ms. Hepburn,
you can't go wrong, not to mention the second to none soundtrack.

Your idea of a good soundtrack is "Moon River"? BAT is a dishonest film. The leads are a gigolo and a call girl, but these are clean-cut sex workers who don't ever really have to have sex with anyone. Peppard is smug, Hepburn is actually annoying. We're supposed to root for these pathetic creatures.  I just can't find the will.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on August 01, 2007, 06:19:08 AM
Again, Dave, in re your last post - why are you projecting your own feelings onto me? You know we disagree on pretty much everything (or so it seems). :P


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Noodles_SlowStir on August 01, 2007, 08:47:40 AM
I think the thing in Breakfast At Tiffany's that is most troublesome for me is the Mickey Rooney character.  I cringe everytime I see it.  


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on August 01, 2007, 08:55:45 AM
Yikes! The Mickey Rooney character is so offensive I erased him from my memory. You're right, though, he's the very worst thing in that awful film.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 01, 2007, 10:53:07 AM
The Simpsons Movie - 6/5    ;D


Loved it! Perfect movie for the series! For anyone who grew up with the show like me, you have to see this movie!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on August 01, 2007, 10:57:08 AM
The Simpsons Movie - 6/5    ;D


Loved it! Perfect movie for the series! For anyone who grew up with the show like me, you have to see this movie!

I'll bet you even loved that "Spider pig" thing...  ::)

  ;D

I personally grew up watching the series and thought the movie sucked.  But that's just me, I haven't been very much into the series since about three years ago.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 01, 2007, 11:20:03 AM
I'll bet you even loved that "Spider pig" thing...  ::)

  ;D

I personally grew up watching the series and thought the movie sucked.  But that's just me, I haven't been very much into the series since about three years ago.

I think the new episodes are horrible myself but me and all my friends agree, we thought the movie was awesome!


And the spider pig thing I didn't find too funny. They used it too many times in commercials to the point where the joke got old.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on August 01, 2007, 11:50:54 AM
I think the new episodes are horrible myself but me and all my friends agree, we thought the movie was awesome!


And the spider pig thing I didn't find too funny. They used it too many times in commercials to the point where the joke got old.

haha, I was joking about the Spider pig thing.  It actually wasn't funny at all.  My sister saw the commercial and started cracking up, that's all i found funny about it.  :)

And yeah, the episodes are certainly worse than the movie itself.  I still didn't like it too much, though.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on August 01, 2007, 12:00:12 PM
The Simpsons Movie - 6/5    ;D
Loved it! Perfect movie for the series! For anyone who grew up with the show like me, you have to see this movie!
So for anyone who didn't grow up with the show (and maybe has never seen one) the movie would get a 1/5?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 01, 2007, 02:20:59 PM
So for anyone who didn't grow up with the show (and maybe has never seen one) the movie would get a 1/5?

They would think it's an average animated movie.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: marmota-b on August 01, 2007, 04:20:25 PM
BAT is a dishonest film.

I haven't seen it and haven't read the book, but my former classmate who had said the book was much better in this way.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 01, 2007, 05:28:22 PM
Pale Rider 8/10

Another underrated film. Clint Eastwood stars and direct's in this above average Western.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: geoman-1 on August 01, 2007, 05:33:51 PM
Your idea of a good soundtrack is "Moon River"? BAT is a dishonest film. The leads are a gigolo and a call girl, but these are clean-cut sex workers who don't ever really have to have sex with anyone. Peppard is smug, Hepburn is actually annoying. We're supposed to root for these pathetic creatures.  I just can't find the will.
The movie's charming innocence is still appealing to me. Compared to today's
sex-crazed, nothing-left-to-the-imagination films, I find it to be innocuous, nostalgiac fun.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on August 02, 2007, 01:07:38 PM
Fight Club- 5/5 Awesome O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 02, 2007, 03:27:17 PM
Some Like it Hot  -  5/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Whalestoe on August 02, 2007, 04:00:26 PM
Hackers - 0/5

Holy crap, what a stinker! :o

The Godfather - 5/5

Basically the antithesis of Hackers.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on August 02, 2007, 04:17:06 PM
300 - 4/10. Awful piece of s*** film. If I can find the thread devoted to it I'll expound on my hypothesis.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Whalestoe on August 02, 2007, 04:24:02 PM
http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=4307.0

This one?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on August 02, 2007, 04:30:13 PM
Post duly posted. O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 02, 2007, 04:55:11 PM
300 - 4/10. Awful piece of s*** film. If I can find the thread devoted to it I'll expound on my hypothesis.

I thought it was okay.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on August 02, 2007, 05:55:03 PM
The Bourne Identity-4/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on August 03, 2007, 06:02:35 AM
Night of the Generals - Pretty good thriller, essentially a murder mystery set during World War II. A bit too long, and it's obvious who the killer is early on, but it's still worth a look. Great cast, with Peter O'Toole, Tom Courtenay, Joanna Pettet, Donald Pleasance, Charles Gray (two Blofelds in the same movie!), Christopher Plummer, Harry Andrews, and Philippe Noiret, although our hero is Omar Sharif playing a German. ::) Still a generally entertaining film. 7/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on August 03, 2007, 08:35:02 AM
Rocco & His Brothers - 9.5/10

It is good. I like it.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: marmota-b on August 03, 2007, 08:43:21 AM
Rocco & His Brothers - 9.5/10

It is good. I like it.

I haven't seen it... I remember quite long ago seeing an article about it in a magazine/TV program and wanting to see it... :-\ It's one of those films that keep staying somewhere in the back of my mind. GBU was one, too.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on August 03, 2007, 04:24:11 PM
Zulu - What can I say? A brilliant movie. The "Men of Harlecht" scene chokes me up every time I watch it - one of the most powerful scenes in movie history. 9/10, I'd give it a 10 if it weren't for Jack Hawkins and Ulla Jacobson.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on August 03, 2007, 05:45:44 PM
The Bourne Something-or-other: Plenty of action, yeah, but they've opted for that same jerky camera technique they used in Bourne 2. Bourne 1 is still my fave; you could actually tell what was going on in that one. Still, it's entertaining. Lots of car crashes (why doesn't anyone's airbag ever go off?). Great to see Julia Stiles still in the series. Since Brian Cox got blown away last time, they had to bring in Albert Finney to have someone with sufficient (heh) gravitas to provide Bourne with the final explanation to everything. Turns out Bourne's origin's story is a lot less interesting than Wolverine's. Oh well. This is supposed to wrap up the series, but I don't see why they can't just keep churning 'em out: The Bourne Resurrection, The Bourne Imperium, hey, why not even The Bourne Eschaton? 3/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on August 03, 2007, 06:01:22 PM
The Bourne Something-or-other: Plenty of action, yeah, but they've opted for that same jerky camera technique they used in Bourne 2.


Thanks for the heads up. I'll give it a miss then.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 03, 2007, 06:57:38 PM
Zulu - What can I say? A brilliant movie. The "Men of Harlecht" scene chokes me up every time I watch it - one of the most powerful scenes in movie history. 9/10, I'd give it a 10 if it weren't for Jack Hawkins and Ulla Jacobson.

Great movie.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on August 04, 2007, 12:00:41 AM
The Bourne Ultimatum- 5/5 (Sequal Rating) awesome way to finish the series


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on August 04, 2007, 03:42:54 PM
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - I actually liked this one slightly more the second time I watched it. It's still by far the weakest of the trilogy though. 6/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 04, 2007, 05:05:23 PM
Dick Tracy 7/10

I forgot just how fun this film was. I hadn't seen it years and I decided to bring it out and watch it. It was so ahead of it's time from a technical standpoint. I think it was neat how the city was set up. It's full of great characters who were all played by big stars. Al Pacino steals the show as Big Boy Caprice. A memorable performance.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on August 04, 2007, 09:20:37 PM
Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto  (Swept Away) (1974) 10/10

"Swept Away by an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August"

Dir. Lena Wertmuller. Starring Giancarlo Giannini & Mariangela Melato. If you liked Castaway this is 10 times better and funny. I saw this back in theaters in the late 70's in Missoula Montana's Crystal Theater.

Melato is a rich capitalist bitch married to an industrialist, Giannini one of the communist leaning deck hands on her rented yacht. Tensions rise as she and her husband argue politics within  Giannini's hearing. Melato is constantly insulting the crew complaining that the coffee is warmed over, the pasta is not al dente, the crew has smelly sweatstained T shirts.

Melato insists on going for a late swim in the raft while the yacht cruises around and island. Giannini is chosen to take her to the beach, on the way the rafts motor conks out and they become adrift in a strong current for two days ending up castaway on a deserted island in the Mediterranean Sea.

Tables are turned and Giannini now has the upper hand, a bit of nowadays politically incorrect bitch slapping involved in the transformation as the two dramatically opposites fall in love. If you want to learn a lot of Italian curse words this is where to learn them, this film was a hoot from start to finnish.  Newly restored DVD is beautiful.

Rent it or buy it O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 04, 2007, 10:59:12 PM
Zodiac -- 8/10.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jill on August 05, 2007, 08:55:51 AM
Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto - 8/10

GMV rules. (As always.) A little overplayed, but I think it's only the italian acting style. (And I saw it with Italian sound, of course)
Very absurd, very Kafka-ish...  O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 05, 2007, 10:00:51 AM
Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto - 8/10


I really want to see this one, but I keep on forgetting about it.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jill on August 05, 2007, 11:55:03 AM
Le Samourai 10/10

 :'( Beautiful.
Delon is really an angel!  ;)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on August 05, 2007, 04:04:19 PM
Breakfast at Tiffany's - It was alright, nothing really special except for Audrey of course. The story was kind of convoluted and had some draggy spots (like the whole bit with Buddy Ebsen), and there are other things which really baffled me, i.e. Mickey Rooney playing perhaps the single most offensive stereotype in mainstream film history and Audrey - a Texan - having a mannered English accent (didn't buy their explanation one bit). A passable waste of two hours, nothing more or less. And Dave, please stop projecting your film taste onto me. :P - 7/10

I, Robot - Meh, I got about what I expected out of it. It was a decent shoot-'em-up popcorn action flick, with its good and original ideas smothered in formula. However, Will Smith is always cool. 8) - 6/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on August 05, 2007, 06:36:48 PM
American Pyscho-4/5  O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 05, 2007, 08:24:02 PM

The Magnificent Seven (1960) 9/10
A great American Western I find I like better each and everytime I see it again. Great direction, beautiful cinematography, awesome score, and a cast of legendary actors who shine among one another. I love this film.

The Professionals (1966) 9/10
Another CLASSIC American Western I find doesn't get the respect it deserves. I absolutely love this film. Lee Marvin, Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Woody Strode, Claudia Cardinale, Jack Palance, and Ralph Bellamy all take part in this exciting, hard hitting western which I also find getting better as years past. I consider this up there with some of the best westerns of all time.



Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on August 05, 2007, 10:16:15 PM

The Professionals (1966) 9/10
Another CLASSIC American Western I find doesn't get the respect it deserves. I absolutely love this film. Lee Marvin, Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Woody Strode, Claudia Cardinale, Jack Palance, and Ralph Bellamy all take part in this exciting, hard hitting western which I also find getting better as years past. I consider this up there with some of the best westerns of all time.


I was just looking at this, and I was thinking of renting it from Netflix.. I haven't seen many American westerns and haven't been particularly interested in the ones (or parts of ones) i've seen, but I thought it might be worth a shot.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 05, 2007, 10:18:53 PM
I was just looking at this, and I was thinking of renting it from Netflix.. I haven't seen many American westerns and haven't been particularly interested in the ones (or parts of ones) i've seen, but I thought it might be worth a shot.

I own The Professionals, it's a cool western. You should definitely rent it if you like The Wild Bunch.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 05, 2007, 10:24:54 PM
I was just looking at this, and I was thinking of renting it from Netflix.. I haven't seen many American westerns and haven't been particularly interested in the ones (or parts of ones) i've seen, but I thought it might be worth a shot.

I say if you want to get into American Westerns you should start somewhere else.  In my opinion, the Professionals was a pretty good western, but the best part was the ensemble cast.  If you want revisionist westerns, Peckinpah is your best bet.*  Particularly the Wild Bunch.  And for the more classic ones, you can't go wrong with ford (Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Searchers).  You can branch out from there.



*Screw FC.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on August 05, 2007, 10:28:29 PM
I say if you want to get into American Westerns you should start somewhere else.  In my opinion, the Professionals was a pretty good western, but the best part was the ensemble cast.  If you want revisionist westerns, Peckinpah is your best bet.*  Particularly the Wild Bunch.  And for the more classic ones, you can't go wrong with ford (Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Searchers).  You can branch out from there.

*Screw FC.

Yes, screw FC's closemindedness.. thanks for the advice guys..! I'll put 'em both on the list.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 05, 2007, 10:30:06 PM
I was just looking at this, and I was thinking of renting it from Netflix.. I haven't seen many American westerns and haven't been particularly interested in the ones (or parts of ones) i've seen, but I thought it might be worth a shot.

Sonny, definitely see this when you can. Honestly, it's a fantastic film that gets overlooked, why, I dunno. The acting and the diologue exchanged between these fine actors is memorable! I love the script. If you've seen The Wild Bunch and loved it, you'll be sure to like this. It's a great film.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 05, 2007, 10:32:55 PM
And one more thing, DO NOT refer to Silenzio's post about The Professionals. You could definitely start here if you want to get into American Westerns. It's a fantastic film and I hold it in my highest regards. It's a Western Classic.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 05, 2007, 10:40:00 PM
Oh! Watch The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance! I love that f*ckin movie.

It's my favorite AW.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 05, 2007, 10:41:10 PM
Oh! Watch The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance! I love that f*ckin movie.

It's my favorite AW.

It's a FANTASTIC ONE at that! O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on August 05, 2007, 10:46:05 PM
And one more thing, DO NOT refer to Silenzio's post about The Professionals. You could definitely start here if you want to get into American Westerns. It's a fantastic film and I hold it in my highest regards. It's a Western Classic.

haha.. well it's definitely on my list.  Don't worry.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 05, 2007, 10:46:13 PM
What's not to love about that movie!  It is excellent beyond words....


In fact, I need to see it again, I'm putting it on the netflix list right now.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on August 05, 2007, 10:46:38 PM
Breakfast at Tiffany's - It was alright, nothing really special except for Audrey of course. The story was kind of convoluted and had some draggy spots (like the whole bit with Buddy Ebsen), and there are other things which really baffled me, i.e. Mickey Rooney playing perhaps the single most offensive stereotype in mainstream film history and Audrey - a Texan - having a mannered English accent (didn't buy their explanation one bit). A passable waste of two hours, nothing more or less. And Dave, please stop projecting your film taste onto me. :P - 7/10
Not a projection, a prediction (they are different). You make the case for BAT being a 3/10 film and then give it a 7. Oh well, I thought I was dealing with a rational being . . .


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on August 05, 2007, 10:50:51 PM
I own THE PROFESSIONALS.


It's overrated.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 05, 2007, 10:51:24 PM
I own THE PROFESSIONALS.


It's overrated.

High five!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on August 05, 2007, 10:52:08 PM
I own THE PROFESSIONALS.


Ok cool, i'll borrow it then.



Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 05, 2007, 10:59:27 PM
haha.. well it's definitely on my list.  Don't worry.

Good! O0 Hey, does this mean we're friends again Sonny.  ;)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 05, 2007, 11:08:08 PM
Good! O0 Hey, does this mean we're friends again Sonny.  ;)

Relax, you're friends with everyone.  ;)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 05, 2007, 11:10:52 PM
Don't worry Groggy.  In times like this it's good to keep your chin up and remember that he'll be dead long before you.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 05, 2007, 11:12:08 PM
Relax, you're friends with everyone.  ;)

haha, I'm relaxed Peacemaker.  :) What do you mean though, I'm friends with everyone. haha I would like to think so. Were you being sarcastic buddy?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 05, 2007, 11:16:54 PM
Were you being sarcastic buddy?

No.


Why would I?   


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 05, 2007, 11:19:01 PM
No.


Why would I?   

Oh, I didn't ask that to be rude. I was just messin with ya.  O0

Hey, I'm watching Secondhand Lions right now for the first time. I'm a big Duvall fan as some of you may have picked up on posts in the past and have yet to see this. I will have my rating after.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 05, 2007, 11:21:51 PM
Oh, I didn't ask that to be rude. I was just messin with ya.  O0

I know....


....or do I?


I do...I think.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 05, 2007, 11:23:39 PM
I know....


....or do I?


I do...I think.

haha what do you mean you think? Come on Peacemaker, now I know you're messing around.  O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 05, 2007, 11:39:21 PM
haha what do you mean you think? Come on Peacemaker, now I know you're messing around.  O0

It's my very odd sense of humor.


I find weird or random things funny.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on August 05, 2007, 11:40:31 PM
Hey, I'm watching Secondhand Lions right now for the first time

awesome movie O0 especially the ending ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 05, 2007, 11:40:50 PM
It's my very odd sense of humor.


I find weird or random things funny.

After all, he is a Family Guy fan.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 05, 2007, 11:41:50 PM
Ok cool, i'll borrow it then.



You'll definitely like it.


It has a lot of parallels with Peckinpah's work.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on August 05, 2007, 11:49:27 PM
You'll definitely like it.


It has a lot of parallels with Peckinpah's work.

I've only seen Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia.. and i did like it.  I didn't find it "AWESOME!!" but it deserves a nice rating.

Thanks Peacemaker.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 05, 2007, 11:52:50 PM
I've only seen Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia.. and i did like it. 


I've been dying to see that one! Can't find it anywhere though.




Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on August 05, 2007, 11:57:37 PM
I've been dying to see that one! Can't find it anywhere though.


Really?  As far as I know, it's not too hard to find. In fact, I've even seen it at Best Buy.  However, look for it online.  I think you may have more chances of finding it that way.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 06, 2007, 12:01:01 AM
You should be able to find "Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia" with no problems. If you can't find it in the store than it is available to order. Sonny may not have found it awesome, but the film blows me away. I may be biased because I'm such a huge Sam Peckinpah fan but I think the film is a unique MASTERPIECE. I can see where some people would be turned off by it, it's not for everybody, but you should at least check it out, especially if you're a fan of Sam's other works. They say this was Sam's most personal film.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on August 06, 2007, 06:53:29 AM
Not a projection, a prediction (they are different). You make the case for BAT being a 3/10 film and then give it a 7. Oh well, I thought I was dealing with a rational being . . .

It is a projection, because you're somehow assuming despite all the evidence on these boards to the contrary, that I have similar tastes in film to you.

I enjoyed "Breakfast in Tiffany's", I just didn't think it was a great film. A film can be enjoyable and flawed at the same time, believe it or not.

And what would you know about a rational being, Dave? ::)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on August 06, 2007, 07:42:50 AM
So, now I see how your little mind really works. "DJ says I'll hate X. DJ and I have different tastes. Therefore, when I see X I'll be sure NOT to hate it." I'm so sorry, Groggy, I guess I've completely ruined Roman Holiday for you . . .  :D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 06, 2007, 11:26:58 AM
So, now I see how your little mind really works. "DJ says I'll hate X. DJ and I have different tastes. Therefore, when I see X I'll be sure NOT to hate it." I'm so sorry, Groggy, I guess I've completely ruined Roman Holiday for you . . .  :D


Damn you Dave Jenkins!



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Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jill on August 06, 2007, 02:25:45 PM
Reservoir Dogs (re-watching for the 100th time ;D) 10/10

This is still a f*ckin' great masterpiece.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on August 06, 2007, 03:38:34 PM
Reservoir Dogs (re-watching for the 100th time ;D) 10/10

This is still a f*ckin' great masterpiece.


 O0  I agree, although i've only seen it twice.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on August 06, 2007, 03:40:07 PM
Reservoir Dogs (re-watching for the 100th time ;D) 10/10

This is still a f*ckin' great masterpiece.

have you noticed that after Mr.Pink leaves with the diamonds that you could hear the cops arrest him O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jill on August 06, 2007, 03:44:12 PM
Yeah, I think so...  ;D Poor Mr. Pink...  ;D

Another movie today:

The Working Class Goes To Heaven

Hm... Volonté is always Volonté :) A really brilliant actor. The movie... a little Metropolis feeling. I waited a tragic ending...


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 06, 2007, 04:51:58 PM
After all, he is a Family Guy fan.

And I made STAR OF DAVID: A CHRISTMAS ODYSSEY which is one of the strangest movies ever made!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on August 06, 2007, 05:05:00 PM
Amistad - One of those movies that's more interesting than genuinely good. I think the story is very interesting, the period details were wonderfully accurate, and there were some very compelling moments, particularly any scene on the slave ship(s) and most of the courtroom scenes. However, the movie is long, pretentious, and self-righteous, and thus fails to be a great film. The cast was very dodgy, Matthew McConoughey was okay (if poorly cast), Djmon Honsou was brilliant is Cinque, the lead slave, and the supporting cast was very mixed. While there were good performances by Stellan Skarsgard, Pete Posthelwaite, and Peter Firth, others, i.e. Morgan Freeman and Nigel Hawthorne, had basically cameos, and I just couldn't buy Anthony Hopkins as John Quincy Adams. It was good enough to be worth a look, but nothing special. One of Spielberg's weaker efforts, but not a bad film. 6/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 06, 2007, 05:23:19 PM
Reservoir Dogs (re-watching for the 100th time ;D) 10/10

This is still a f*ckin' great masterpiece.

Best movie of the last fifteen years.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on August 06, 2007, 05:25:20 PM
Best movie of the last fifteen years.

I'd agree... If Pulp Fiction didn't exist.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 06, 2007, 05:28:59 PM
I love Reseroir Dogs and Pulp Fiction but I do not believe for one second that they're the best films in the past 15 years, no way in hell.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 06, 2007, 05:55:20 PM
I'd agree... If Pulp Fiction didn't exist.

Pulp Fiction would be up there near the tops, I'd say.  But unfortunately Bruce Willis has to come and fuck everything up.  I have to watch them both again though, I have them on dvd.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on August 06, 2007, 06:18:38 PM
Really Silenzio? Bruce Willis I think was the only somewhat interested character of the movie with the only part of the plot that I found particularly interesting.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on August 06, 2007, 06:23:21 PM
Pulp Fiction would be up there near the tops, I'd say.  But unfortunately Bruce Willis has to come and fuck everything up.  I have to watch them both again though, I have them on dvd.


I recently viewed Pulp Fiction for the first time in several years and I thought it had some very slow and tedious moments.
Had you asked me 4 years ago about Pulp Fiction I would have told you it was a masterpeice.

Same with the KILL BILL flicks. Loved them when they were released but they have slowly lost my interest since.
Now I don't even care about getting the double (or 4 disc) disc set coming out later this year.
It is the KILL BILL movies that mark the beginning of Tarantino's fall of quality.

DEATH PROOF was one of the most dullest films I have ever seen. The dialogue feels like somebody trying to be like Tarantino then the actual man himself. This became evident during the long discussion David Carradine has with Uma Thurman, about "spider-man", in KILL BILL but the uninspired dialogue was stretched out to extremes in DP.

Jackie Brown is a film I have come to appreciate more with time.

RD is good but I feel that the second half of the film isn't a patch on the first.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 06, 2007, 06:24:25 PM
Really Silenzio? Bruce Willis I think was the only somewhat interested character of the movie with the only part of the plot that I found particularly interesting.

I'm not a big Bruce Willis fan, and the scenes between him and "Fabienne" are quite drawn out and nearly painful.  To me, that segment is the worst of the movie.   The best part is the monolgue with Coolstipher Walken.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on August 06, 2007, 06:24:39 PM
Really Silenzio? Bruce Willis I think was the only somewhat interested character of the movie with the only part of the plot that I found particularly interesting.


I see where Silenzio is coming from. The Willis story is one of the main reason for Pulp Fiction's pacing problems.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on August 06, 2007, 06:25:03 PM
Really Silenzio? Bruce Willis I think was the only somewhat interested character of the movie with the only part of the plot that I found particularly interesting.

 :o

I have no way to "retort"..




Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 06, 2007, 06:26:21 PM
For me, Kill Bill was the opposite.  I thought they were waaay lame when I first saw them, and now the only reason I like them is because I can jump up whenever there's a Spaghetti Western reference.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 06, 2007, 07:08:16 PM
Bruce Willis is a legend. I'm a huge fan. He was one of the best things about Pulp Fiction. Pulp Fiction, however is not the best Tarantino Flick in my mind. I even think Jackie Brown is a more mature, better film.

Kill Bill is Quentin's masterpiece though. Till this day I still think it's genius, and I just love all the spaghetti western homages. Quentin pulled that off preticularly well.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on August 06, 2007, 07:58:18 PM
Kill Bill is Quentin's masterpiece though. Till this day I still think it's genius, and I just love all the spaghetti western homages. Quentin pulled that off preticularly well.

and yet thats all Kill Bill really is just homages to other genres, nothing more nothing less.

Fight Club-5/5 Awesome O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 06, 2007, 08:09:39 PM
and yet thats all Kill Bill really is just homages to other genres, nothing more nothing less.

Fight Club-5/5 Awesome O0

Yeah, and Once Upon a Time in the West is nothing but homages, so what is your point? It's still the best film ever made, a MASTERPIECE!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on August 06, 2007, 08:16:36 PM
Yeah, and Once Upon a Time in the West is nothing but homages, so what is your point? It's still the best film ever made, a MASTERPIECE!

yeah but Leone and Tarintino shouldn't even be in the same sentence when comparing films.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 06, 2007, 08:28:13 PM
yeah but Leone and Tarintino shouldn't even be in the same sentence when comparing films.

Unless, of course, separated by the phrase "Is a million times better than."


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 06, 2007, 08:50:21 PM
yeah but Leone and Tarintino shouldn't even be in the same sentence when comparing films.

True.  ;)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on August 07, 2007, 01:15:33 AM
I will be the first to post for August 7th, 2007 on this thread with:

El Dorado-4/5 My favorite John Wayne film (only one i ever seen ;D)

Tombstone-4/5 Awesome O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: marmota-b on August 07, 2007, 02:52:43 AM
Tucumcari, now there's something I can't agree on with you... I saw just parts of Kill Bill and heard all of it and it was enough for me. Comparing it with OUATITW... Kill Bill doesn't have its own beautiful soundtrack, to name just one thing.

I will be the first to post for August 7th, 2007 on this thread with:

The date I was leaving for the USA was better, when written in European way: 2.7. 2007


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on August 07, 2007, 05:21:38 AM
I will be the first to post for August 7th, 2007 on this thread with:

El Dorado-4/5 My favorite John Wayne film (only one i ever seen ;D)

Tombstone-4/5 Awesome O0

That's cool, I guess. I personally prefer "El Dorado" to "Rio Bravo", and my opinion of "Tombstone" is well-documented around here.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 07, 2007, 10:44:14 AM
That's cool, I guess. I personally prefer "El Dorado" to "Rio Bravo", and my opinion of "Tombstone" is well-documented around here.

Me too. Rio Bravo has terrible pacing problems all because of Angie Dickinson's character. She serves absolutely NO purpose to the movie in anyway and everytime she's on the screen, the flow of the movie comes to a screeching halt. It's as if the screen writers said "Wait a minute, there's no girl in this movie!" and had to tack one on.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on August 07, 2007, 11:03:58 AM
Right. And then El Dorado also has Mitchum.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 07, 2007, 11:04:20 AM
Right. And then El Dorado also has Mitchum.

I thought he was very good.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 07, 2007, 12:19:47 PM
Secondhand Lions (2003) 8/10

A fun little family movie filled with imagination that you hardly see come out of Hollywood anymore. I've been meaning to see this for the past few years but have put it off, why, I dunno?! Robert Duvall and Michael Caine are great as usual, but who surprised me yet again was Haley Joel Osment. Yes, the little actor from "Forrest Gump" and "The Sixth Sense" fame who held his own acting alongside two legends. This film has everything you can imagine from comedy, drama, romance, thrills, and excitment any film fan wishes for. It's nearly two hours of pure escapism. If you're expecting realism, then don't bother watching.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 07, 2007, 01:49:00 PM
The Deer Hunter -- 10/10.  I may have to rewrite my top ten.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 07, 2007, 02:05:10 PM
The Deer Hunter -- 10/10.  I may have to rewrite my top ten.

Yes, The Deer Hunter has that kind of effect on you. Brilliant film.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on August 07, 2007, 02:06:11 PM
The Good, The Bad And the Ugly - 0/10
Pure crap! Avoid this turkey for your life! I am ashaimed of even existing in the same universe as this stinker. If I only knew the director of this garbage, I would chop him to pieces, eat the pieces, vomit, eat the vomit, shit and feed the shit to ducks!



































































And shoot the ducks!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 07, 2007, 02:14:07 PM
The Good, The Bad And the Ugly - 0/10
Pure crap! Avoid this turkey for your life! I am ashaimed of even existing in the same universe as this stinker. If I only knew the director of this garbage, I would chop him to pieces, eat the pieces, vomit, eat the vomit, shit and feed the shit to ducks!





And shoot the ducks!

You must be joking? ???


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on August 07, 2007, 03:53:48 PM
The Deer Hunter -- 10/10.  I may have to rewrite my top ten.
Thank you! You finally saw the greatest film ever made that makes all of Leone's movies look like stinky dog ****!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on August 07, 2007, 03:56:09 PM
Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle-4/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 07, 2007, 04:06:55 PM
Thank you! You finally saw the greatest film ever made that makes all of Leone's movies look like stinky dog ****!

Boy, you couldn't be more wrong if you tried.  :)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 07, 2007, 04:07:45 PM
You must be joking? ???

No, I think he's completely serious.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 07, 2007, 04:56:00 PM
No, I think he's completely serious.

Me too. I think he should be banned.



Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on August 07, 2007, 05:00:58 PM
Boy, you couldn't be more wrong if you tried.  :)
Heheh.

Well, it at least makes Fistful of Dollars look like dog ****. It's only just decent as it is.

F For Fake - 7.5/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on August 07, 2007, 05:30:20 PM
Heheh.

Well, it at least makes Fistful of Dollars look like dog ****. It's only just decent as it is.

The hell it is just decent its way better than GBU!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 07, 2007, 06:22:12 PM
The hell it is just decent its way better than GBU!

GBU stomps FOD's colon!




























It's warm and intelligent conversation like this that makes the SLWB an inviting atmosphere for Leone enthusiasts everywhere.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on August 07, 2007, 06:56:20 PM
I don't know how anyone could prefer FOD over GBU, personally. GBU is better in each and every way, in my opinion.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 07, 2007, 06:59:57 PM
I don't know how anyone could prefer FOD over GBU, personally. GBU is better in each and every way, in my opinion.

GBU is better than FOD for sure, but you can't rip somebody if they think other wise. Just tell them you don't agree with them and leave it at that. It's all a matter of opinion. For A Few Dollars More however is a little masterpiece in it's own right and a lot of people prefer that over GBU.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on August 07, 2007, 07:27:01 PM
I don't know how anyone could prefer FOD over GBU, personally. GBU is better in each and every way, in my opinion.

Its easy the pacing,score,and eastwood's character actually being likable is all why FOD is superior than GBU.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on August 07, 2007, 11:32:42 PM
Hmm, well the pacing and Eastwood's character are definitely a lot better in FoD - but I have to disagree with you on the score (I actually can't stand it), and just about every aspect of GBU in my eyes, is, well ...better.

F For Fake - 7.5/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on August 08, 2007, 12:20:23 PM
City Lights - 10/10

I loved it the first viewing ...but I can easily consider it an absolute masterpiece on the second viewing. It literally is a roller coaster of emotions.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 08, 2007, 12:42:28 PM
City Lights - 10/10

I loved it the first viewing ...but I can easily consider it an absolute masterpiece on the second viewing. It literally is a roller coaster of emotions.

I agree, City Lights is a masterpiece. I actually watched this not to long ago. I'm proud to say I own this great film. It's so ahead of it's time. Chaplin was a true genius.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on August 08, 2007, 03:05:45 PM
Shadows of Time (2004) - 10/10
Great great film. A lifelong epic lovestory set in India. F***ing beatiful. A must-see! O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 08, 2007, 03:59:08 PM
City Lights - 10/10

I loved it the first viewing ...but I can easily consider it an absolute masterpiece on the second viewing. It literally is a roller coaster of emotions.

Plus, who doesn't like a good Chaplin flick?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on August 08, 2007, 04:02:16 PM
CASABLANCA - 10/10

I saw this when I was very young. I was about nine, it came on TCM.  I liked it then, but now it just blew me away... what a great movie.. O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on August 08, 2007, 04:04:12 PM
Plus, who doesn't like a good Chaplin flick?
Everyone I know who refuses to give them a shot because they don't have words.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on August 08, 2007, 04:33:28 PM
Rebecca - 8/10.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 08, 2007, 04:35:29 PM
Everyone I know who refuses to give them a shot because they don't have words.

I remember back in my middle school, I think it was 7th or 8th grade, my social studies teacher showed us The Gold Rush and  most people seemed to like it.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on August 08, 2007, 04:39:17 PM
I remember back in my middle school, I think it was 7th or 8th grade, my social studies teacher showed us The Gold Rush and  most people seemed to like it.
Back in 8th grade of a nearby town (who we now share our high school with) was shown City Lights, and basically everyone hated it. Besides one cool person.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 08, 2007, 04:40:49 PM
Besides one cool person.

The empty seat?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on August 08, 2007, 04:57:58 PM
Rebecca - 8/10.

The book is better. 


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on August 08, 2007, 05:23:41 PM
I believe you Sonny. I also believe the book is longer.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on August 08, 2007, 05:52:58 PM
I believe you Sonny. I also believe the book is longer.

The movie isn't bad. In fact, the first time i saw it I liked it a lot. 

But the book has a lot more suspense and mystery.  It quite accurately makes Rebecca seem like a perpetual presence., even more so than the movie.  At times, you imagine that she could even be a ghost.  I'd recommend reading the book first, but even if you didn't, read the book.  Daphne DuMaurier is a great narrator.  O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 08, 2007, 06:07:21 PM
I love the film Rebecca, but have not read the book. I'm one of those who prefer film to reading a book. The book might have more story in it, but the film is still a masterpiece.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on August 08, 2007, 07:54:37 PM
Rebecca is a fine, fine film.

The Magnificent Ambersons - 7/10
A good movie, but probably my least favorite from Welles so far. The acting is superb, though the movie as a whole is lacking something - most likely being the fifty minutes that studios cut from the movie before along with changing the ending from sad to almost uncomfortably and awkwardly happy. Oh well, it was still an enjoyable experience. I'm glad I bought the VHS over Amazon.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: marmota-b on August 09, 2007, 03:06:20 AM
Everyone I know who refuses to give them a shot because they don't have words.

I haven't seen any yet, but this makes them even more interesting. ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on August 09, 2007, 02:01:30 PM
First Name: Carmen (1983) - 5/10
:P


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Whalestoe on August 09, 2007, 03:44:51 PM
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - 10/10

Escape from Alcatraz - 9/10

Both awesome movies.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on August 09, 2007, 04:23:58 PM
The Sand Pebbles - Don't know why I bothered, since Fox Movie Channel shows it like once a week or so. 8/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: noodles_leone on August 09, 2007, 04:31:41 PM
Crash (Paul Haggis) 8.5/10
Very underated movie. Morever, nobody went to see it because of its only flaw : the title.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on August 09, 2007, 04:39:41 PM
Crash (Paul Haggis) 8.5/10
Very underated movie. Morever, nobody went to see it because of its only flaw : the title.
I haven't seen it but:
1) Underrated?! :o
2) Nobody went to see it?! :o
3) These suckers stole the title from Cronenberg's (pretty good O0) movie.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 09, 2007, 07:22:49 PM
Very underated movie. Morever, nobody went to see it because of its only flaw : the title.

Sounds like you're describing DYS (but that was successful in France, so you wouldn't think that).

I like that you're keeping that boss new signature.  ;D




Footloose -- 2/10.  I watched forty minutes to an hour of it on tv.  God knows why.  I give it one point for Chris Penn and another point for the amazing gymnastics/dance scene in a..... parking garage?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on August 09, 2007, 08:57:14 PM
Once Upon a Time ...the Revolution - 10/10
Wowza! The film's greatness took me off guard. It has the action and excitement of TGTBTU and the heart of OUATITW. I would now rank Leone's films like this:

1. Once Upon a Time in America
2. Once Upon a Time in the West
3. Once Upon a Time ...the Revolution
4. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
5. For A Few Dollars More
6. A Fistful of Dollars


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 09, 2007, 09:01:27 PM
Once Upon a Time ...the Revolution - 10/10
Wowza! The film's greatness took me off guard. It has the action and excitement of TGTBTU and the heart of OUATITW. I would now rank Leone's films like this:

1. Once Upon a Time in America
2. Once Upon a Time in the West
3. Once Upon a Time ...the Revolution
4. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
5. For A Few Dollars More
6. A Fistful of Dollars

If'n you ask me, GBU and DYS are neck and neck, but I give the edge to GBU.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: marmota-b on August 10, 2007, 01:01:20 AM
I'm still a bit prejudiced against DYS, I guess it's because I still didn't forget about the terrible thing they did to it in TV when I saw it for the first time...

Mazaný Filip / Smart Philip - 4/5
Czech whodunnit comedy with Phil Marlowe. I liked it a lot, but there are some scenes that could have been a bit different or shorter, scenes that are silly... that happens when the filmmakers are enjoying themselves while making the film, I guess - it's based on a theatre play from a small theatre which was always a bit special, more like people doing it for their own fun, and the people in the film are often people from that theatre.
However, you can see they were enjoying themselves when making the film. In a way it has the quality of Lemonade Joe (including some quotes from the latter...) - that means, it's enjoyable from the begining to the end. It's obviously a younger film than LJ, child of our time, it has a different feeling, not such a crazy comedy, more serious moments, the whodunnit part can be taken seriously.
I also liked the actors in their parts - most of them, at least. At first, when I saw who was in it (Czech actors that are almost everywhere, because we're such a small country ::)), I thought it couldn't work properly, but it did.

(Which brings me to thinking that Pavel Liška really is a talented actor and might be great in a new SW...)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: noodles_leone on August 10, 2007, 05:15:42 AM
I haven't seen it but:
1) Underrated?! :o
2) Nobody went to see it?! :o
3) These suckers stole the title from Cronenberg's (pretty good O0) movie.

1) Isn't it underrated? they got an award, that's right. But most people who heard of this movie think it's a bad movie. And even some people who saw it...
2) No, nobody went to see it in France and I think in the USA, but i may be wrong for the latest.

Silenzio, I said i would take this signature, i took it. You didn't keep your signature very long...


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on August 10, 2007, 10:35:33 AM

Silenzio, I said i would take this signature, i took it. You didn't keep your signature very long...

He decided not to be so...


politically controversial... ;) 

He's controversial enough on his own.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: noodles_leone on August 10, 2007, 10:41:13 AM
Young people, at my time, were not afraid of beeing politicaly controversial.  ::)










(young people at my time were not half as controversial as Silenzio)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on August 10, 2007, 10:44:09 AM
Young people, at my time, were not afraid of beeing politicaly controversial.  ::)



(young people at my time were not half as controversial as Silenzio)

Remember... he's an American...


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: noodles_leone on August 10, 2007, 10:50:41 AM
Remember... he's an Amercan...

;D

Silenzio too??? my god, where am I...


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on August 10, 2007, 10:54:05 AM

Silenzio too??? my god, where am I...

I know!!! They're EVERYWHERE!!! I feel your pain..  ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 10, 2007, 12:09:12 PM
If'n you ask me, GBU and DYS are neck and neck, but I give the edge to GBU.

GBU is no where near as good as DYS.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 10, 2007, 12:09:59 PM
GBU is no where near as good as DYS.

But neither even come close to holding a candle to OUATIA.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on August 10, 2007, 12:15:46 PM
But neither even come close to holding a candle to OUATIA.

You see what i mean by "controversial"?

I would agree, except OUATIA is just not a western, therefore can barely be compared with the other two.. even if tehy were directed by the same person.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 10, 2007, 12:25:38 PM
GBU is no where near as good as DYS.

Who says?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 10, 2007, 12:27:56 PM
Who says?

Me.    :P


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 10, 2007, 12:29:24 PM
You see what i mean by "controversial"?

I would agree, except OUATIA is just not a western, therefore can barely be compared with the other two.. even if tehy were directed by the same person.

They are both movies.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 10, 2007, 12:32:32 PM
Me.    :P

LOL, it's funny though. When you watch them everytime individually, you think the one you're watching is better than the other. It's really hard to pick between Leone's films. The only film I put a step above all is OUATITW.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on August 10, 2007, 12:46:14 PM
They are both movies.

Very good!! (appluase)

However, as clear as your point is..  ::)

How can you compare two completely different movies, or three in this case?  If you prefer OUATIA to the others is one thing, but to say that it's better is just crazy..!!  :P


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 10, 2007, 12:49:35 PM
Very good!! (appluase)

However, as clear as your point is..  ::)

How can you compare two completely different movies, or three in this case?  If you prefer OUATIA to the others is one thing, but to say that it's better is just crazy..!!  :P

This is true. Sonny is right here.  :)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 10, 2007, 12:53:01 PM
I would say NO.  I can compare them because they're all movies.  No matter what genre.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on August 10, 2007, 12:57:22 PM
Yeah Silenzio, you tell them!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 10, 2007, 12:59:21 PM
All in favor of "OUATIA owns GBU and DYS" say aye.








Aye!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on August 10, 2007, 12:59:47 PM



Aye!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 10, 2007, 01:02:07 PM
Comparing GBU, DYS, and OUATIA is like comparing APPLES to ORANGES. It's a toss up. They're all MASTERPIECES. And Sonny makes a great point about comparing OUATIA to the other two, both being western's and all. It's hard for me to compare to masterpieces that are not of the same genre.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 10, 2007, 01:07:27 PM


Aye!

Wait a minute, what are you "aye"-ing about?  DYS is your favorite.



And we'll have to agree to disagree.... TB....


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on August 10, 2007, 01:08:35 PM


Aye!

Do you wanna keep your eye?  >:(


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 10, 2007, 01:09:28 PM
Wait a minute, what are you "aye"-ing about?  DYS is your favorite.



And we'll have to agree to disagree.... TB....

Yes sir Silenzio.  O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on August 10, 2007, 01:12:23 PM
Aye!

I said on AIM to Tucomari Bound yesterday, "If The Deer Hunter never existed I would think of Cinema Paradiso every time before I orgasmed." If NEITHER of those movies never existed, then it would be OUATIA that I would orgasm over.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on August 10, 2007, 01:14:17 PM
Wait a minute, what are you "aye"-ing about?  DYS is your favorite.


I didn't wanna point that out.. FC obviously just wants to spite me... it worked!!  ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on August 10, 2007, 01:14:31 PM
Wait a minute, what are you "aye"-ing about?  DYS is your favorite.





I know, I was lying. LOL! made you look!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 10, 2007, 01:21:34 PM
Aye!

I said on AIM to Tucomari Bound yesterday, "If The Deer Hunter never existed I would think of Cinema Paradiso every time before I orgasmed." If NEITHER of those movies never existed, then it would be OUATIA that I would orgasm over.

hahahaha I'm still laughing at your comments to me yesterday.  ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Noodles_SlowStir on August 10, 2007, 01:59:22 PM
Aye!

I said on AIM to Tucomari Bound yesterday, "If The Deer Hunter never existed I would think of Cinema Paradiso every time before I orgasmed." If NEITHER of those movies never existed, then it would be OUATIA that I would orgasm over.

Like your signature.  Cool.  Guess I can see a little more why you prefer to wait until the dark for your film viewing.....lol


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on August 10, 2007, 02:08:10 PM
Like your signature.

Why, thank you!

Sudden Terror: The Hijacking of School Bus #17 - 1/10
 :D :D :D ;D ;D ;D

...


...

 :-\


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on August 10, 2007, 03:53:17 PM
Eraserhead – 10/10

One word to describe it?.. Bizzare

I was contemplating giving it a 9/10 because of its slow pacing.  But I guess that was part of its identity.  It made it more original.  Those first ten minutes were the ones I got bored with. I can’t say it ”picked up the pace” after that but the movie became more interesting because of its overall style.  The movie wasn't too long, whcih also gave it more points.

It was visually taunting, but had wonderful cinematography. I also liked the fact that the characters seemed so… disinterested in talking to each other most of the time. Everyone just lived in their own world. 

And those effects were really well-made…the infant looked like a baby t-rex.

The only thing I didn't like about it was the lack of a soundtrack. But overall, it was a good watch.. O0




Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 10, 2007, 03:54:44 PM
What was it about?

I've never even heard of this one.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: noodles_leone on August 10, 2007, 03:55:58 PM
All in favor of "OUATIA owns GBU and DYS" say aye.








Aye!

Aye!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: geoman-1 on August 10, 2007, 04:00:39 PM
Not even at the point of dying... >:(


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on August 10, 2007, 04:09:45 PM
What was it about?

I've never even heard of this one.

It's about this young couple.. or really mainly about the guy.  They had a deformed mutant child that tormented them.  There's very little dialog so you have to rely completely on visuals and the characters' body language. 


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: noodles_leone on August 10, 2007, 04:12:44 PM
It's about this young couple.. or really mainly about the guy.  They had a deformed mutant child that tormented them.  There's very little dialog so you have to rely completely on visuals and the characters' body language. 

I'm not sure this movie is "about" anything. It is more like some abstract work of art (even if there is something you could call a story in it). More an experience (for Lynch and for the audience) than a movie, to me... I cannot think of a mark for that one. This also not the kind of movie you watch every night :)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on August 10, 2007, 04:13:58 PM
This also not the kind of movie you watch every night :)


If it weren't for me she wouldn't have ever seen it.

It's an okay movie. Nothing truly special.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 10, 2007, 04:18:06 PM
It's about this young couple.. or really mainly about the guy.  They had a deformed mutant child that tormented them.  There's very little dialog so you have to rely completely on visuals and the characters' body language. 

Sounds very odd....




....I'd like it.   


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on August 10, 2007, 04:18:50 PM

If it weren't for me she wouldn't have ever seen it.

It's an okay movie. Nothing truly special.

Yes, take the credit for everything i am, do, say... we may as well be married.. ::)

Anyway, yeah the movie's not what i would call a "masterpiece" but was definitely strange enough to earn a nice spot in my memory.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: noodles_leone on August 10, 2007, 04:18:58 PM
Peace, what David Lynch movie(s) have you seen?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 10, 2007, 04:20:50 PM
Yes, take the credit for everything i am, do, say... we may as well be married.. ::)

You guys aren't?


Then you two are living in SIN!!!!!


BURN THEM AT THE STAKE!!!

(http://www.richard.clark32.btinternet.co.uk/burn2.jpg)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on August 10, 2007, 04:25:00 PM
You guys aren't?


Then you two are living in SIN!!!!!


BURN THEM AT THE STAKE!!!

(http://www.richard.clark32.btinternet.co.uk/burn2.jpg)


hey hey... enough with the wise cracks little man...

Your sins have cost your numerous thing I'm sure.  Mine are not nearly as bad as yours...  ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 10, 2007, 04:28:55 PM

Your sins have cost your numerous thing I'm sure.  Mine are not nearly as bad as yours...  ;D



(http://www.workingnet.com/thunderbear/images/villain.jpg)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on August 10, 2007, 10:59:35 PM
Belly-3/5 It would have been 10 times better if it wasn't for the stupid ending


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on August 11, 2007, 06:04:35 AM
Who made you Lord High Executioner Peacemaker? ???


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on August 11, 2007, 07:50:06 AM
Bringing Up Baby (1938) - 8.5/10
What a exhaustingly fast paced comedy!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: marmota-b on August 11, 2007, 10:12:19 AM
"If The Deer Hunter never existed...

I'm waiting to have spare 99 CZK, because the Cheap Books have it on DVD... there must be someone very clever in that company.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 11, 2007, 10:16:58 AM
Who made you Lord High Executioner Peacemaker? ???


This guy:

(http://www.tallarmeniantale.com/pics/TedRoosevelt1917.JPG)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: marmota-b on August 11, 2007, 10:17:45 AM
BURN THEM AT THE STAKE!!!

You should see Kladivo na čarodějnice. :P


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 11, 2007, 10:18:17 AM
You should see Kladivo na čarodějnice. :P

Did you watch OUATIA yet?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: marmota-b on August 11, 2007, 10:21:37 AM
Did you watch OUATIA yet?

 :-[

Didn't find time and mood for it. I should watch it when I'm home alone, but that's in the mornings and watching OUATIA isn't something I would like to do in the morning... but I should one day.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on August 12, 2007, 05:50:59 AM

This guy:

(http://www.tallarmeniantale.com/pics/TedRoosevelt1917.JPG)

Haha! :D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 12, 2007, 10:38:38 AM
Haha! :D

I knew you'd like that.   ;)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 12, 2007, 01:15:10 PM

The Dirty Dozen (1967) 8/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on August 12, 2007, 04:15:19 PM
I watched "A Passage to India" today (10/10 of course), and I also rented some good ones:

- Day of the Jackal
- Vertigo
- Taxi Driver

I've only seen the first of those, and I'll probably watch "Vertigo" tonight, time permitting. Now, I must get back to packing for college.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 12, 2007, 04:18:05 PM
I watched "A Passage to India" today (10/10 of course), and I also rented some good ones:

- Day of the Jackal
- Vertigo
- Taxi Driver

I've only seen the first of those, and I'll probably watch "Vertigo" tonight, time permitting. Now, I must get back to packing for college.

You've never seen Vertigo or Taxi Driver!?!


Both of those movies are masterpieces.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on August 12, 2007, 04:27:07 PM
You've never seen Vertigo or Taxi Driver!?!


Both of those movies are masterpieces.

Maybe that's why I'm watching them now. . . ::) So I don't look like a schmo when I get to film class.

I've been trying to watch some Hitchcock of late, in case you haven't noticed from the films I've recently watched. I'd only seen three Hitchcocks until recently, "The Birds", "Psycho", and a very long time ago (like when I was 12 or 13), "Dial M for Murder".  I thought "Rope" and "Rebecca" were both great films, and if I have enough time before I leave I'll try and watch "North By Northwest" (I have seen parts of it, but never the whole way through) and/or "Rear Window".


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 12, 2007, 06:34:04 PM
Maybe that's why I'm watching them now. . . ::) So I don't look like a schmo when I get to film class.

I've been trying to watch some Hitchcock of late, in case you haven't noticed from the films I've recently watched. I'd only seen three Hitchcocks until recently, "The Birds", "Psycho", and a very long time ago (like when I was 12 or 13), "Dial M for Murder".  I thought "Rope" and "Rebecca" were both great films, and if I have enough time before I leave I'll try and watch "North By Northwest" (I have seen parts of it, but never the whole way through) and/or "Rear Window".

You should try  Vertigo too, that was a great one O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 12, 2007, 08:30:15 PM

The Apostle (1997) 10/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on August 12, 2007, 08:47:22 PM
Days of Heaven - 5/10
Well, it was pretty-looking ...and Morricone's score was good. Outside of that? The acting is pretty bad, I had no emotional connection to the characters, the plot and screenplay lead nowhere and was simply uninteresting, and I just simply did not like it. Richard Gere also pisses me off. I would have probably enjoyed it more if Mellick just took random shots of scenery and out Morricone's score over it.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 12, 2007, 08:56:36 PM
Days of Heaven - 5/10
Well, it was pretty-looking ...and Morricone's score was good. Outside of that? The acting is pretty bad, I had no emotional connection to the characters, the plot and screenplay lead nowhere and was simply uninteresting, and I just simply did not like it. Richard Gere also pisses me off. I would have probably enjoyed it more if Mellick just took random shots of scenery and out Morricone's score over it.

Wow. I have never seen anybody rip "Days of Heaven" like this rr! I had a feeling you wouldn't appreciate it. Maybe you're just to young to fully understand it? I dunno, I think it's a beautiful film.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on August 12, 2007, 09:03:21 PM
I'm young enough to understand that it was a piece of crap!

Now I may have to watch Saving Private Ryan to get the sour taste out of my mouth ... >:D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 12, 2007, 09:08:01 PM
I'm young enough to understand that it was a piece of crap!

Now I may have to watch Saving Private Ryan to get the sour taste out of my mouth ... >:D

hahahaaha oh boy. You are one funny bastard.  O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on August 12, 2007, 11:28:19 PM
Days of Heaven - 5/10
Well, it was pretty-looking ...and Morricone's score was good. Outside of that? The acting is pretty bad, I had no emotional connection to the characters, the plot and screenplay lead nowhere and was simply uninteresting, and I just simply did not like it. Richard Gere also pisses me off. I would have probably enjoyed it more if Mellick just took random shots of scenery and out Morricone's score over it.
I would almost agree, except for one thing: the narration. The important thing is not so much what happens, but how the younger sister responds to and interprets what happens. She is telling the story. In the end, the film is really about her.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on August 13, 2007, 05:49:41 AM
Taxi Driver - The only thing I can really say is that I was surprised that there was a quasi-happy ending. I swear that I heard one of Peter Boyle's speeches on "Everybody Loves Raymond" too - I'll have to investigate. - 9/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on August 13, 2007, 05:50:02 AM
Days of Heaven - 5/10
Well, it was pretty-looking ...and Morricone's score was good. Outside of that? The acting is pretty bad, I had no emotional connection to the characters, the plot and screenplay lead nowhere and was simply uninteresting, and I just simply did not like it. Richard Gere also pisses me off. I would have probably enjoyed it more if Mellick just took random shots of scenery and out Morricone's score over it.
I enjoyed it very much. I'd give it 8-9/10. Some bits were booring and the first half would have needed some tightening, but many scenes, that look like there's nothing happening, still have high tension IMO. And the narration is indeed important.

I'll watch Thin Red Line some time soon.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on August 13, 2007, 05:56:27 AM
Don't worry, rrpower, I know plenty of people who hate Terrence Malik. You're far from alone.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: marmota-b on August 13, 2007, 07:17:42 AM
Django - 4,5/5, I'd say. Watched it again, again was blown away by the story, but there are some scenes that might have been better. Also the cinematography isn't as awesome as Leone's films have, so it isn't full five for me.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on August 13, 2007, 11:13:30 AM
Taxi Driver - The only thing I can really say is that I was surprised that there was a quasi-happy ending. I swear that I heard one of Peter Boyle's speeches on "Everybody Loves Raymond" too - I'll have to investigate. - 9/10
The ending is supposed to be ironic. Travis wound up a hero, but he could just as well have been deemed a serial killer. At the very end, after he lets off Betsy the last time, he sees something in his rear-view mirror, and the soundtrack gives the moment a "sting." For those of us who have heard the Scorsese commentary on the old CC LD, we know Marty intended this to signal the fact that Travis has started ticking again. It's just a matter of time before he goes off again, on Palantine, a member of his entourage, anyone. He's a timebomb.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on August 13, 2007, 11:15:11 AM
Don't worry, rrpower, I know plenty of people who hate Terrence Malik. You're far from alone.
You included?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on August 13, 2007, 11:20:11 AM
I still have faith in Malik - the film was beautiful. Still, like I said, everything outside of that besides the score was quite unimpressive.

Oh, and I loved the ending of Taxi Driver (which is also one of the five greatest movies I've ever seen). There's a bunch of stuff about it I can go into, but I'm sure someone here could do a better job of it. I also don't feel like typing.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 13, 2007, 11:33:44 AM
People who don't like Maclick's films either have a short attention span, or they just don't quite understand his films. All his films are something to marvel at. They are literally poetry in motion. Malick's direction is quite brilliant. He only uses natural light in his scenes which sometimes takes days to shoot certain scenes. He's a perfectionist and a great story teller.

Badlands - 9/10
This film was one of the inspiration's for the Quentin Tarantino written/Tony Scott directed "True Romance." The theme music was took right out of Terrence Malick's "Badlands" which was brilliantly used again in my opinion.

Days Of Heaven - 8/10
Beautifully shot by Malick. One of the most beautiful films visually you will ever see. Undoubably the best film about a love triangle you will ever see. The narration is some of the best you'll ever hea. A real treat to watch, although a bit slow at times.

The Thin Red Line - 10/10
A different kind of war film. This is one of the greatest war films you will ever see. It's a study of how war effects people from within. Terrence Malick takes what Apocalypse Now did and added even more to the pychological aspect of war. Again, it's shot, and narrated beautifully, and acted out wonderfully by the stellar cast. This is not to be missed. A true masterpiece.

The New World - 10/10
One of the most misunderstood films ever. When I say Terrence Malick's films are poetry in motion, this is the film that most fits that statement. This is definitely the best adapation of Pocahontas and John Smith. I also think it's the most accurate. This film is directed geniously by Malick and the performances are outstanding. Colin Farrell and Christian Bale are in usual form but the standout performance is by Q'Orianka Kilcher as Pocahontas. She is amazing.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 13, 2007, 11:36:36 AM
People who don't like Maclick's films either have a short attention span, or they just don't quite understand his films. All his films are something to marvel at. They are literally poetry in motion. Malick's direction is quite brilliant. He only uses natural light in his scenes which sometimes takes days to shoot certain scenes. He's a perfectionist and a great story teller.

Badlands - 9/10
This film was one of the inspiration's for the Quentin Tarantino written/Tony Scott directed "True Romance." The theme music was took right out of Terrence Malick's "Badlands" which was brilliantly used again in my opinion.

Days Of Heaven - 8/10
Beautifully shot by Malick. One of the most beautiful films visually you will ever see. Undoubably the best film about a love triangle you will ever see. The narration is some of the best you'll ever hear in a movie as well. A real treat to watch, although a bit slow at times.

The Thin Red Line - 10/10
A different kind of war film. This is one of the greatest war films you will ever see. It's a study of how war effects people from within. Terrence Malick takes what Apocalypse Now did and added even more to the pychological aspect of war. Again, it's shot, and narrated beautifully, and acted out wonderfully by the stellar cast. This is not to be missed. A true masterpiece.

The New World - 10/10
One of the most misunderstood films ever. When I say Terrence Malick's films are poetry in motion, this is the film that most fits that statement. This is definitely the best adapation of Pocahontas and John Smith. I also think it's the most accurate. This film is directed geniously by Malick and the performances are outstanding. Colin Farrell and Christian Bale are in usual form but the standout performance is by Q'Orianka Kilcher as Pocahontas. She is amazing.

I've only seen The Thin Red Line and The New World, so far The Thin Red Line is my favorite of his films, though The New World was visually stunning really gives you a feel of life at Jamestown.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jill on August 13, 2007, 11:40:29 AM
The Grand Duel 8/10 (I needed that sub... but it was good)

Lee is cool as always. The boy is a little like Kris Kristofferson.  ;D If Tomas played that role, oh...  ::)
White Bad Guy ROCKS!



Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 13, 2007, 02:04:59 PM
Snatch -- 7/10.  Tarantino-Lite.  Ludicrous but also amusing.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 13, 2007, 02:10:36 PM
Snatch -- 7/10.  Tarantino-Lite.  Ludicrous but also amusing.

Highly amusing movie.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 13, 2007, 02:12:02 PM
Highly amusing movie.

Throughout the movie Brad Pitt goes from hard to understand to unintelligible.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on August 13, 2007, 03:08:21 PM

White Bad Guy ROCKS!




which one? The gay one?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on August 13, 2007, 04:30:25 PM
You included?

Haven't seen any one of his movies.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on August 13, 2007, 04:43:01 PM
I watched two moderately interesting films on AMC today, "The Last Hard Men" and "Death Hunt". Similar films in a lot of ways, both being action/manhunt films with very good lead actors and both being a decent waste of two hours.

The Last Hard Men was the better of the two, although it dragged in the early going and most of the supporting actors were terrible. The film contained very graphic violence (almost ridiculously so - there was a scene early on where James Coburn knifed a prison guard in the gut, leading to a huge fountain of blood exploding out his stomach ::)) and the story was a sort of re-working of "The Searchers", with a couple scenes even directly taken (like the fake camp ambush scene). Charlton Heston was wooden as usual but carried his part very well, and James Coburn was fabulous as the psychotic chief villain. That, and Barbara Hershey was also quite attractive. Despite a weak supporting cast and some slow spots, the film has a fantastic climax which redeems most of the film's flaws, so I give it a 7/10.

Death Hunt was just the opposite. The first hour or so, with the development of the Charles Bronson character, was excellent, and the siege of the cabin was very well-done. There were some decent supporting actors too (Carl Weathers, William Sanderson, Angie Dickinson, to name a few). As soon as the cabin was dynamited, however, the film went south in a big way, with a lot of redundant tracking scenes and a LOT of ridiculous, unnecessary bit characters being introduced (the bounty hunters and the RCAF pilot) for little reason it seems other than to bog down the story. And the cop-out ending can be seen coming from a mile away by any sentient being. Worth a look, particularly for fans of Charles Bronson and Lee Marvin, but nothing really special. 6/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 13, 2007, 06:57:32 PM
I stopped watching death hunt after they killed the dog.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jill on August 13, 2007, 07:25:07 PM

which one? The gay one?

Yeah.  ;) He's cool.  ;D That face! That scars!  >:D
Hm, he seems really gay. Who is his lover? The other white?  >:D


Four of the Apocalypse - 9.5/10

Almost perfect. I liked the charakters and the strange story. Not the typical SW, and VERY bloody. Seems like Corbucci married Peckinpah and they created Fulci.  ;D ;D ;D
Tomas Milian is great as always.  O0 Jack Sparrow is only an apigon. Chaco is the man. That mad, drug-addict, sadistic SOB.  ;D I like Tomas as villain.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on August 14, 2007, 01:52:11 AM
Skinwalkers

A nice twist in the not-too-often-made Werewolf movie.
Was expecting crap but was pleasently surprised.
Not a horror movie in the strictest sense. More like an action/horror.

3/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jill on August 14, 2007, 07:25:39 AM
Sabata - 10/10

Lee is GOD.  O0 O0 O0 This charakter is extremely COOL!

And Banjo  ;), now I understand why our Banjo uses this name. He's a real badass!  :P O0 I loved his hair  :P and his special instrument  ;D

Stengel is a strange man. He seems have the same sexual interest like Adam Saxon.  ;D >:D But he is very cool villain.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 14, 2007, 10:35:01 AM
Wow Jill. You've watched a lot of spags the past couple days. You must be having a blast over there! :)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 14, 2007, 10:40:26 AM
Sabata genuinely kicks ass.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 14, 2007, 10:48:48 AM
Sabata genuinely kicks ass.

I'm pissed I have yet to see Sabata. It's really that good Silenzio?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 14, 2007, 11:03:36 AM
I'm pissed I have yet to see Sabata. It's really that good Silenzio?

Yes.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 14, 2007, 11:07:46 AM
http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=1103.msg87980#msg87980

On this thread you can see my ratings on a one to four scale of the spaghettis i've seen.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 14, 2007, 12:04:26 PM
http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=1103.msg87980#msg87980

On this thread you can see my ratings on a one to four scale of the spaghettis i've seen.

Thanks buddy. I've seen most of these films but Sabata is one of the few I haven't yet.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 14, 2007, 12:13:57 PM
Have you seen Django, Kill (or, as I like to call it, the hour and a half festival of blow).


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 14, 2007, 12:20:43 PM
Have you seen Django, Kill (or, as I like to call it, the hour and a half festival of blow).

Nope, that's anther I haven't got my hands on yet. lol "Hour and a half festival of blow?" How come you call it that?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 14, 2007, 12:28:56 PM
The Carpetbaggers - 5/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 14, 2007, 12:33:14 PM
Nope, that's anther I haven't got my hands on yet. lol "Hour and a half festival of blow?" How come you call it that?

Because A) It's an hour and a half long and B) it blows.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 14, 2007, 12:35:11 PM
Because A) It's an hour and a half long and B) it blows.

I thought it made sense.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 14, 2007, 12:36:42 PM
I thought it made sense.

The movie, or what I called it?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 14, 2007, 12:40:12 PM
The movie, or what I called it?

What you called it.

Never saw the movie.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 14, 2007, 12:52:59 PM
What you called it.

Never saw the movie.

Thanks Peacemaker for making me feel like an idiot.  ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 14, 2007, 12:56:49 PM
Thanks Peacemaker for making me feel like an idiot.  ;D


 :-[



I feel like crying....   :'(


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 14, 2007, 12:58:35 PM

 :-[



I feel like crying....   :'(

Me too. Peacemaker just broke my heart and ruined my day.   :( :'(


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 14, 2007, 12:59:44 PM
Me too. Peacemaker just broke my heart and ruined my day.   :( :'(

What a sad day for New Yorkers...


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 14, 2007, 01:01:00 PM
What a sad day for New Yorkers...

Yes, such a sad day. I think we need to watch a spaghetti classic to reverse the mood. What do you think?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 14, 2007, 01:01:01 PM
New York suxxx.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 14, 2007, 01:02:34 PM
New York suxxx.

And what good comes from Idaho besides potatoes?   ::)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 14, 2007, 01:03:15 PM
New York suxxx.

Listen here Idaho. I've had just about enough of you! Now, take yourself into a corner and face the wall and count to 100, and maybe, just maybe I'll let you participate in this convo again.  ;)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 14, 2007, 01:07:47 PM
Listen here Idaho. I've had just about enough of you! Now, take yourself into a corner and face the wall and count to 100, and maybe, just maybe I'll let you participate in this convo again.  ;)

Just try it, easterner, I dare ya.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 14, 2007, 01:12:20 PM
Two of the toughest states in the country: Texas and New York.


Don't f*ck with New Yorkers!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 14, 2007, 01:12:21 PM
Just try it, easterner, I dare ya.

 ;D ;D ;D You kill me man. You are one funny kid.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 14, 2007, 01:14:45 PM


Don't f*ck with New Yorkers!

I find this statement contradictory since I frequently substitute "New Yorker" with "pussy."


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 14, 2007, 01:32:42 PM
I find this statement contradictory since I frequently substitute "New Yorker" with "pussy."

I agree.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 14, 2007, 01:42:20 PM
Bunch of smartasses we have on this board.  ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 14, 2007, 02:49:47 PM
A friend of mine accurately described New York City as the @$$hole of America. It smells, it's full of @$$holes, and it's geographical position makes it look like a sphincter.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on August 14, 2007, 04:13:12 PM
I love New York, but I had to laugh . . .         


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on August 14, 2007, 04:14:22 PM
A friend of mine accurately described New York City as the @$$hole of America. It smells, it's full of @$$holes, and it's geographical position makes it look like a sphincter.


and Florida is America's wang.
So I suppose we're all dicks down here eh?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 14, 2007, 04:29:40 PM

and Florida is America's wang.
So I suppose we're all dicks down here eh?

I'll say so.  ;)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on August 14, 2007, 04:40:31 PM
I'll say so.  ;)

I hear Conneticuit isn't much better...  ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 14, 2007, 05:13:36 PM
I hear Conneticuit isn't much better...  ;D

Yeah it's next to New York...especially western connecticut.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 14, 2007, 11:19:19 PM
Taxi Driver -- 9/10

Excellent film!  Recent Scorsese never left a big impression on me (Goodfellas and Departed = Overrated, Aviator = Lame), but I came back to this film because A) I hadn't seen any early Scorsese and B) Scorsese has such great taste I always want to give him another chance.  This film really was great.  It takes its time and lets us get into the mind of this sociopath.  The shocking finale really leaves an impression, especially the way this character who we know is not straight in the head gets built up as a hero.  But i must say the most shocking part of the finale was during the end credits when I saw that it was Harvey Keitel who played the pimp.  I was like, "What the hell!"


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 14, 2007, 11:22:59 PM
Taxi Driver -- 9/10

Excellent film!  Recent Scorsese never left a big impression on me (Goodfellas and Departed = Overrated, Aviator = Lame), but I came back to this film because A) I hadn't seen any early Scorsese and B) Scorsese has such great taste I always want to give him another chance.  This film really was great.  It takes its time and lets us get into the mind of this sociopath.  The shocking finale really leaves an impression, especially the way this character who we know is not straight in the head gets built up as a hero.  But i must say the most shocking part of the finale was during the end credits when I saw that it was Harvey Keitel who played the pimp.  I was like, "What the hell!"

Yeah that was a great film. I heard De Niro was giving 12 year old Jodie Foster tips on acting, and the two became good friends.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 14, 2007, 11:26:28 PM
Yeah that was a great film. I heard De Niro was giving 12 year old Jodie Foster tips on acting, and the two became good friends.

I just watched the Making Of documentary and she said that one thing she learned from him was that the best way to improvise on a scene was to know it up, down, left, and right.  He would sometimes invite her to diners and they would just sit there, and he wouldn't talk.  But she got comfortable with him, to the point where she got bored with him.  And then they rehearsed the scene over and over and over.  And then he just started throwing in his own stuff...


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 14, 2007, 11:44:04 PM
I just watched the Making Of documentary and she said that one thing she learned from him was that the best way to improvise on a scene was to know it up, down, left, and right.  He would sometimes invite her to diners and they would just sit there, and he wouldn't talk.  But she got comfortable with him, to the point where she got bored with him.  And then they rehearsed the scene over and over and over.  And then he just started throwing in his own stuff...

Yes I remember that. He was teaching her how to improvise right?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on August 14, 2007, 11:49:26 PM
  But i must say the most shocking part of the finale was during the end credits when I saw that it was Harvey Keitel who played the pimp.  I was like, "What the hell!"

You didn't recognise Keitel? :o

Saw this the first time on HBO but never finished it.
Viewed it a second time and loved it.
Viewed it recently and I thought it didn't hold up as well.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on August 15, 2007, 06:44:30 AM
Taxi Driver -- 9/10

Excellent film!  Recent Scorsese never left a big impression on me (Goodfellas and Departed = Overrated, Aviator = Lame), but I came back to this film because A) I hadn't seen any early Scorsese and B) Scorsese has such great taste I always want to give him another chance.  This film really was great.  It takes its time and lets us get into the mind of this sociopath.  The shocking finale really leaves an impression, especially the way this character who we know is not straight in the head gets built up as a hero.  But i must say the most shocking part of the finale was during the end credits when I saw that it was Harvey Keitel who played the pimp.  I was like, "What the hell!"

Pretty much my sentiments, except your complaints about "recent Scorsese" and Harvey Keitel.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 15, 2007, 08:39:07 AM
Pretty much my sentiments, except your complaints about "recent Scorsese" and Harvey Keitel.

Maybe it's because I"ve only seen Harvey Keitel in newer movies (i.e. 90s or later).


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on August 15, 2007, 10:16:17 AM
Taxi Driver -- 9/10

Excellent film!  Recent Scorsese never left a big impression on me (Goodfellas and Departed = Overrated, Aviator = Lame), but I came back to this film because A) I hadn't seen any early Scorsese and B) Scorsese has such great taste I always want to give him another chance.  This film really was great.  It takes its time and lets us get into the mind of this sociopath.  The shocking finale really leaves an impression, especially the way this character who we know is not straight in the head gets built up as a hero.  But i must say the most shocking part of the finale was during the end credits when I saw that it was Harvey Keitel who played the pimp.  I was like, "What the hell!"

Glad you liked it.  O0


p.s. I bet I know what your next Scorsese film of interest will be...  ::)

Raging Bull


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 15, 2007, 10:27:00 AM
Glad you liked it.  O0


p.s. I bet I know what your next Scorsese film of interest will be...  ::)

Raging Bull

You are psychic.

It's on the top of my netflix queue.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on August 15, 2007, 10:32:15 AM
You are psychic.

It's on the top of my netflix queue.

 ;D I knew it!!!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 15, 2007, 10:34:46 AM
Top Five Scorsese Films:

Raging Bull - His Complete Masterpiece. Possibly the greatest American made film of all time.

Taxi Driver -Just an astounding character study and early proof at what kind of direction Marty is capable of.

The Departed - Lame?!?! I do not think so. One of the greatest endings you will ever see.  Another reason why Marty is a genius. A nearly flawed production. Great camera work, superb editing and mind blowing acting. Sheer brilliance. Vintage Scorsese.

Casino - Extremely underrated and is often said to be a rehash of Goodfellas. Not in my eyes. I like this a bit better. I just think it all comes together better than Goodfellas does.

Goodfellas - Yes, a great film, but not the greatest Gangster Film Ever as so many believe.


Honorable Mentions:

Gangs Of New York - Extremely underrated. A great achievement by Marty and contains some of the best set pieces and costumes you will ever see in a film, ever. Daniel Day-Lewis is absolutely riveting as Bill "The Butcher." Clearly one of the best villains of all time.

Mean Streets - The film that put Marty on the map. Great character interaction between De Niro, Kietel, and David Proval. Again, you see early on what potential the young Marty had.

The Age of Innocence - Something a bit different from Marty. A terribly overlooked classic. Again, Daniel Day-Lewis starred a long with Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder, and Alexis Smith.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on August 15, 2007, 10:38:02 AM
Top Five Scorsese Films:
 
The Age of Innocence - Something a bit different from Marty. A terribly overlooked classic. Again, Daniel Day-Lewis starred a long with Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder, and Alexis Smith.

This one seemd very interesting to me before I watched it, but I actually found it considerably boring..


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 15, 2007, 10:38:15 AM

The Departed - Lame?!?!


Didn't say it was lame, said it was overrated.  I'd give it an 8.  Or 8.5.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 15, 2007, 10:44:24 AM
Didn't say it was lame, said it was overrated.  I'd give it an 8.  Or 8.5.

It's ok Silenzio. I enjoy your reviews even when we don't agree. Keep 'em coming. You see, I love "The Departed" for very different reason's than your average movie goer. There's many moron's who like nothing but Gangster films. They all went into this film LOVING it before they even seen it. I have friends who claim they're film lovers but when you ask them what their favorite film they always say "SCARFACE (1983)." They also claim they're huge Pacino fans. So I start asking them questions. Have you seen this Pacino film, have you see that Pacino film, you know the films that defined young Al. They respond with "No" for the most part, clearly showing me they know jack sh*t! Also, I always ask them. Ok, you consider yourself a Gangster Film lover. Have you seen the original "Scarface (1932)" with Paul Muni. They respond with "No" yet again. Then I mention countless Gangster Classics and they haven't seen them, which engrages me some more! For the most part, if someone tells you "SCARFACE" is their favorite film, just kindly turn and walk away. Save yourself the bullshit.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on August 15, 2007, 10:49:58 AM
I can almost guarantee that most tools who claim Scarface to be their favorite film have simply just watched the last scene over and over again.

I finally got Braveheart in the mail, which I still haven't seen. Today will be the day!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 15, 2007, 10:53:33 AM
I can almost guarantee that most tools who claim Scarface to be their favorite film have simply just watched the last scene over and over again.

I finally got Braveheart in the mail, which I still haven't seen. Today will be the day!

HAHAHA this is probably true. They probably all bought "Scarface", put it in the DVD player, and then skipped all the way to the last 15 minutes. As to which they watched that final scene, "SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND" and were in awe at the brilliance they've just witnessed. Therefor when the credits start rolling, they truly believe they've just watched the greatest film ever made and talked themselves into really believing they've watched the whole film. hahaha.

I'm happy you've finally recieved Braveheart! And what time will you be watching one of the greatest EPIC's ever made my friend?!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jill on August 15, 2007, 11:08:10 AM
It's strange - i never liked Braveheart. (Okay, I don't like Gibson.) This is just a bloody action flick in the costume of a historian epic. And overrated. If we talk about Scottish historian movies, Rob Roy found I much better.

About Scorsese: I want to see Raging Bull.  O0
Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, Casino and Mean Streets are really great movies. And don't forget The Last Temptation of Christ, where Harvey Keitel's Judas steals the show.  :P He should have won an Oscar.
And what makes Scorsese today? He stealed an Asian masterpiece, made a remake and won the Oscar...  :( He should won it for the old great works, not for this. He was a very talented director... he should work with Robert De Niro again.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 15, 2007, 11:09:57 AM
It's ok Silenzio. I enjoy your reviews even when we don't agree. Keep 'em coming. You see, I love "The Departed" for very different reason's than your average movie goer. There's many moron's who like nothing but Gangster films. They all went into this film LOVING it before they even seen it. I have friends who claim they're film lovers but when you ask them what their favorite film they always say "SCARFACE (1983)." They also claim they're huge Pacino fans. So I start asking them questions. Have you seen this Pacino film, have you see that Pacino film, you know the films that defined young Al. They respond with "No" for the most part, clearly showing me they know jack sh*t! Also, I always ask them. Ok, you consider yourself a Gangster Film lover. Have you seen the original "Scarface (1932)" with Paul Muni. They respond with "No" yet again. Then I mention countless Gangster Classics and they haven't seen them, which engrages me some more! For the most part, if someone tells you "SCARFACE" is their favorite film, just kindly turn and walk away. Save yourself the bullshit.

The fact that they always have a ton of Scarface posters in stock at Hastings was a tip-off.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 15, 2007, 11:23:08 AM
The fact that they always have a ton of Scarface posters in stock at Hastings was a tip-off.

hahaha exactly. They have those posters all over the place. That definitely goes to show you right there. I loved Al Pacino's performance in there, but the movie as a whole was flawed. It's not as great as some of these people think.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 15, 2007, 11:25:35 AM
It's strange - i never liked Braveheart. (Okay, I don't like Gibson.) This is just a bloody action flick in the costume of a historian epic. And overrated. If we talk about Scottish historian movies, Rob Roy found I much better.

About Scorsese: I want to see Raging Bull.  O0
Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, Casino and Mean Streets are really great movies. And don't forget The Last Temptation of Christ, where Harvey Keitel's Judas steals the show.  :P He should have won an Oscar.
And what makes Scorsese today? He stealed an Asian masterpiece, made a remake and won the Oscar...  :( He should won it for the old great works, not for this. He was a very talented director... he should work with Robert De Niro again.

I'm sorry Jill, but I highly disagree with you about Braveheart. There's so much more to it then a "bloody, action" flick. It's not even an action movie, clearly. You just see the blood and action and you automatically think this. The film is three hours long, but probably 20 minutes of it is action, if that. The film is an Historical Drama, and a GREAT one at that. I commend Mel Gibson for making such a great film.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on August 15, 2007, 11:30:11 AM
It's strange - i never liked Braveheart. (Okay, I don't like Gibson.) This is just a bloody action flick in the costume of a historian epic. And overrated. If we talk about Scottish historian movies, Rob Roy found I much better.

About Scorsese: I want to see Raging Bull.  O0
Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, Casino and Mean Streets are really great movies. And don't forget The Last Temptation of Christ, where Harvey Keitel's Judas steals the show.  :P He should have won an Oscar.
And what makes Scorsese today? He stealed an Asian masterpiece, made a remake and won the Oscar...  :( He should won it for the old great works, not for this. He was a very talented director... he should work with Robert De Niro again.
With The Departed he made a to-be-classic film out of a Hong Kong plot which is filled with MTV-editing and ridiculously underlining score. Of course I'm biased, 'cause I saw The Departed first, though.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 15, 2007, 12:01:42 PM
With The Departed he made a to-be-classic film out of a Hong Kong plot which is filled with MTV-editing and ridiculously underlining score. Of course I'm biased, 'cause I saw The Departed first, though.

I owned the Hong Kong film "Infernal Affairs" before "The Departed" even came out. I like the film, and it's a great foreign production but Marty's "The Departed" is much better in filmmaking terms.

And to call a Martin Scorsese film MTV edited is completely laughable MS. Thelma Schoonmaker has been Marty's editor for years. They're one of the best Director/Editor teams ever. She does wonderful work. She's an academy award winning editor at that. Her editing doesn't resemble any MTV production whatsoever. Watch a Jerry Bruckheimer or Michael Bay production. That's MTV editing for you to the fullest.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 15, 2007, 12:42:18 PM
A friend of mine accurately described New York City as the @$$hole of America. It smells, it's full of @$$holes, and it's geographical position makes it look like a sphincter.



































(http://www.cloakanddagger.de/media/images/MIDDLE%20FINGER/MIDDLE-FINGER-CLICK.jpg)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 15, 2007, 12:48:07 PM


































(http://www.cloakanddagger.de/media/images/MIDDLE%20FINGER/MIDDLE-FINGER-CLICK.jpg)

HAHAHA that's pretty funny.



Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on August 15, 2007, 12:55:36 PM
I owned the Hong Kong film "Infernal Affairs" before "The Departed" even came out. I like the film, and it's a great foreign production but Marty's "The Departed" is much better in filmmaking terms.

And to call a Martin Scorsese film MTV edited is completely laughable MS. Thelma Schoonmaker has been Marty's editor for years. They're one of the best Director/Editor teams ever. She does wonderful work. She's an academy award winning editor at that. Her editing doesn't resemble any MTV production whatsoever. Watch a Jerry Bruckheimer or Michael Bay production. That's MTV editing for you to the fullest.
No, no, no! I meant that Infernal Affairs had MTV-editing and underlining score.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on August 15, 2007, 12:58:09 PM
The Last Sunset (1961) - 7.5-8/10
For a few words more, click here: http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=3855.15


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 15, 2007, 01:24:26 PM


































(http://www.cloakanddagger.de/media/images/MIDDLE%20FINGER/MIDDLE-FINGER-CLICK.jpg)

Just what my friend said. I am sure you are not like that peacemaker.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on August 15, 2007, 02:20:10 PM
Day of the Jackal - 8/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 15, 2007, 02:22:29 PM
Just what my friend said. I am sure you are not like that peacemaker.

That middle finger guy is actually a running gag around here.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 15, 2007, 02:26:39 PM
That middle finger guy is actually a running gag around here.

I like it. And I like running gags...like fake Oscar Wilde quotes on Uncyclopedia.org


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on August 15, 2007, 03:30:41 PM
There's so much more to it then a "bloody, action" flick. It's not even an action movie, clearly.

Heres how the sequance of events follow: First 10 minutes-childhood, Next 30-Romance, Final 140 minutes action  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on August 15, 2007, 09:40:14 PM
Once Upon a Time in America - 10/10
At it's third viewing I really am wondering if this is the greatest movie ever made.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kinski_Maniac on August 15, 2007, 09:43:25 PM
Satyricon

5/5

Wonderful! A true Masterpeice.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kinski_Maniac on August 15, 2007, 10:06:28 PM
Great and shocking ending top it off!




villain kills himself. cop out really. stay away.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 15, 2007, 10:11:23 PM

villain kills himself. cop out really. stay away.

MAN WITH NO DAME. I KNOW IT'S YOU. I'm getting sick and tired of you harrasing me through private messages under different USERNAMES, and then you mysteriously erase them. Enough of your immaturity my friend. If you want to be normal and hang out on this board and be cool like the rest of us, fine, do that, but stop doing what you're doing. What are you trying to prove. Why do you have to spoil a film I suggested to all our USERS here??

And again, stop harrasing me through PRIVATE MESSAGING. I did nothing to you.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on August 15, 2007, 10:12:59 PM
nice signature Kinsky_Maniac  O0

Forty Guns (1957) 3.5/5 rivals Johnny Guitar in wierdness, has a lot of quotes Leone turned to magic, check it out.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kinski_Maniac on August 15, 2007, 10:14:15 PM
MAN WITH NO DAME. I KNOW IT'S YOU. I'm getting sick and tired of you harrasing me through private messages under different USERNAMES, and then you mysteriously erase them. Enough of your immaturity my friend. If you want to be normal and hang out on this board and be cool like the rest of us, fine, do that, but stop doing what you're doing. What are you trying to prove. Why do you have to spoil a film I suggested to all our USERS here??

And again, stop harrasing me through PRIVATE MESSAGING. I did nothing to you.


what are you blabbering about?

and thank you for the civilised answer Mr. joe.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 15, 2007, 10:15:28 PM

what are you blabbering about?

and thank you for the civilised answer Mr. joe.

Grow up.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kinski_Maniac on August 15, 2007, 10:16:09 PM
Grow up.

what messages have i sent you?
none. but i'm about to send one right now. to the moderators.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 15, 2007, 10:17:14 PM
what messages have i sent you?
none. but i'm about to send one right now. to the moderators.

Send one to the moderators. That doesn't scare me. I'm not a problem on these boards. So do what you have to do. You're the one harrasing me.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kinski_Maniac on August 15, 2007, 10:18:11 PM
I'm not a problem on these boards.

maybe so, but you are being one now.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 15, 2007, 10:20:40 PM
maybe so, but you are being one now.

I'm not being a problem. You had to go be a jerk and SPOIL a film I suggested to everyone here that's not seen it. That's just not cool.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kinski_Maniac on August 15, 2007, 10:21:50 PM
I'm not being a problem. You had to go be a jerk and SPOIL a film I suggested to everyone here that's not seen it. That's just not cool.


that i apologise for but i haven't sent you any harassing PMs. that is a slanderous lie and i want an apology.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 15, 2007, 10:24:31 PM

that i apologise for but i haven't sent you any harassing PMs. that is a slanderous lie and i want an apology.

You're not getting anything from me as far as I'm concerned.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kinski_Maniac on August 15, 2007, 10:25:38 PM
You're not getting anything from me as far as I'm concerned.
now i know you are just a troll

you are accusing me of being somebody else with no evidence.
and you are accusing me of sending you harassing PMs without any to show.

how do you plea?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 15, 2007, 10:29:30 PM
now i know you are just a troll

you are accusing me of being somebody else with no evidence.
and you are accusing me of sending you harassing PMs without any to show.

how do you plea?

Leave me alone.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kinski_Maniac on August 15, 2007, 10:29:55 PM
You are a liar.
Be gone liar!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 15, 2007, 10:35:42 PM
IMDB is waiting for you. Go, go before it's to late.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kinski_Maniac on August 15, 2007, 10:36:18 PM
IMDB is waiting for you. Go, go before it's to late.

Go to the corner! Go to the corner you naughty boy!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 15, 2007, 11:19:20 PM
now i know you are just a troll

you are accusing me of being somebody else with no evidence.
and you are accusing me of sending you harassing PMs without any to show.

how do you plea?

In my short time here, I've learned we don't pick on fellow members and call them trolls around here mister.

Now you better git or I will wrassle you, and rollz in zee hey with you...wanna go fool? I'll go Charles Bronson from Death Wish on your hide!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on August 15, 2007, 11:49:22 PM
This insulting language is hurting my feelings.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 15, 2007, 11:51:11 PM
This insulting language is hurting my feelings.

You see that? Now we got him all upset.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 16, 2007, 12:13:51 AM
Because I was so rudely interupted before, I'm going to post my review for "Lawman" again....

Lawman (1971) 8/10

A heavily Spaghetti Western influenced Film starring Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Lee J. Cobb, and a young Robert Duvall. From the opening sequences this film screams Spaghetti Western from it's camera angles. Some people call it a SW ripoff. I don't understand why. It's paying homage to a great sub-genre that spawed some of the greatest films ever made. I don't see anything wrong with that. 

The music in this film is pretty damn good. You can hear it in the beginning as Maddox (Lancaster) rides on his horse towards the town. The gunfights were directed beautifully by Michael Winner who I think is an underrated director who doesn't get talked about much. He has some solid work on his resume. The violence very much resembles that of a spaghetti western or even a Sam Peckinpah film.

If you want to watch a great western that's often overlooked, then give Lawman a shot. It's an underrated classic in my opinion. Great and shocking ending top it off!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on August 16, 2007, 12:16:00 PM
O Brother Where art Thou? - 4/5

Terminator 3:Rise of the Machines - 4/5 Dont see why people seem to hate this movie.Its probably the only film out of the 3 that i watched all the way through on the first time.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 16, 2007, 12:25:44 PM
I just bought Zodac from my uncle for five bucks, I've seen it once and liked it, now I am going to watch it again and review it here.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 16, 2007, 01:21:12 PM
I just bought Zodac from my uncle for five bucks, I've seen it once and liked it, now I am going to watch it again and review it here.

Funny how I'm such a big Fincher fan and I have yet to see Zodiac yet. I think it's because I'm not a Jake Gyllenhal fan. I just don't like the guy. He does nothing for me.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 16, 2007, 01:32:31 PM
Funny how I'm such a big Fincher fan and I have yet to see Zodiac yet. I think it's because I'm not a Jake Gyllenhal fan. I just don't like the guy. He does nothing for me.

Yeah but this has Robert Downy Jr. in a role IMO is worthy of an oscar nomination.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 16, 2007, 02:13:30 PM
Yeah but this has Robert Downy Jr. in a role IMO is worthy of an oscar nomination.

I will see it soon for sure. I look forward to your review.  O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Mw/NNrules on August 16, 2007, 03:33:28 PM
Last film I saw:

Mouth of Madness: 3/5. It was okay, but it had to many loose ends for me. I got this because I really liked The Thing. See that, only see this if you have the time for it.

Pan's Labyrinth: 5/5. I'm not saying it's the best film of 2006, but it's my favorite.

The Thing: 5/5. It's not milestone cinema, but that doesn't mean it's not brilliant. I liked it more than the original, which I find has aged, and isn't as suspenceful. I'm usually against remakes though.

The Devil's Bacbone: 5/5. Sadly underrated. I liked it as much as I liked Pan's Labyrinth.

Looking back, I haven't seen too many films this summer.  :(


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on August 16, 2007, 03:45:49 PM
Last film I saw:

The Devil's Bacbone: 5/5. Sadly underrated. I liked it as much as I liked Pan's Labyrinth.


I want to see this movie so bad man.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Mw/NNrules on August 16, 2007, 03:47:57 PM
From a technical point of view, it's not quite as good as Pan's Labyrinth, but of you liked that you'll like this.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on August 16, 2007, 04:13:57 PM
Vertigo - I was honestly disappointed by this one. It was a fairly uneven movie that had long, draggy portions of borderline boredom. That, and the dream sequences were ridiculously cartoonish. The movie's weak spots were redeemed by a fabulous last half-hour, with a brilliant performance by James Stewart as the increasingly unhinged detective. 7/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 16, 2007, 04:17:43 PM
There were a few parts that dragged, but most of the great movies that I love have a few slow parts. No big deal.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on August 16, 2007, 04:47:53 PM
There were a few parts that dragged, but most of the great movies that I love have a few slow parts. No big deal.

Perhaps, but if I lose interest in a film for stretches of 10-15 minutes at a time, well, it's not working for me.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on August 16, 2007, 05:01:35 PM
Vertigo - I was honestly disappointed by this one. It was a fairly uneven movie that had long, draggy portions of borderline boredom.  7/10
Second that. Have to give it second change before I die, though.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 16, 2007, 05:38:14 PM
Vertigo is brilliant in my opinion. Yes there is some slow parts but those parts didn't bore me. They were very intriguing actually. The whole film caught my attention.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 16, 2007, 08:06:45 PM
Zodiac, one of the best films I've seen all year, though many will not like it because of it's lengh (2hrs and 37 mins) and that all the action occured in the first 30 mins of the film. The film follows four men who spent years trying to solve the unsolven case of the notirious Zodiac killer. The film puts in theory that the case was almost solve, and they got closer to any one else.

Great directing by Fincher, a film different from his previous work. He chronicles the case that extended for 20 years, with outstanding performances by Mark Ruffulo and Robert Downey, Jr. Jake Gyllenhaal also did a good job as a boyscout cartoonist for the San Francisco Chronicle who was obessed with trying to solve the case. Highly reccommended for those who are fans of Fincher or interested in unsolved murder investigations.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on August 16, 2007, 08:55:15 PM
Braveheart - 6/10
Finally, I watched Braveheart. While I liked and enjoyed the movie as a whole, I found there was quite a few flaws. To start, the acting in general seemed fairly poor, aside from Gibson's decent performance in the second half of the film. Then there was also the sappy little love story in the first 40 minutes of the movie; I enjoy my sappy love stories (see: Cinema Paradiso), but this whole ordeal seemed quite out of place and I didn't feel it really added any emotional connection to the characters for me. Then there's those unintentionally funny moments, such as quite a few poorly delivered lines, the scene of Wallus just riding his horse into some guys house and beating the shit out of everyone, and the slow-motion scene at the beginning that drags on for a minute until Wallus just smacks some guy in the face with his weapon. Oh, and apparently all those from England are evil, heartless, crazy, assholes while Scottish are all so nice and friendly when not in battle.

And although it seems like I hate the movie, I really don't ...the cinematography is quite beautiful, the pace was quick and entertaining over the three-hour long epic, the scene of Wallus' death and torture was well executed (no pun intended), and the movie overall was just an enjoyable experience.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 17, 2007, 12:04:32 AM
Braveheart - 6/10
Finally, I watched Braveheart. While I liked and enjoyed the movie as a whole, I found there was quite a few flaws. To start, the acting in general seemed fairly poor, aside from Gibson's decent performance in the second half of the film. Then there was also the sappy little love story in the first 40 minutes of the movie; I enjoy my sappy love stories (see: Cinema Paradiso), but this whole ordeal seemed quite out of place and I didn't feel it really added any emotional connection to the characters for me. Then there's those unintentionally funny moments, such as quite a few poorly delivered lines, the scene of Wallus just riding his horse into some guys house and beating the shit out of everyone, and the slow-motion scene at the beginning that drags on for a minute until Wallus just smacks some guy in the face with his weapon. Oh, and apparently all those from England are evil, heartless, crazy, assholes while Scottish are all so nice and friendly when not in battle.

And although it seems like I hate the movie, I really don't ...the cinematography is quite beautiful, the pace was quick and entertaining over the three-hour long epic, the scene of Wallus' death and torture was well executed (no pun intended), and the movie overall was just an enjoyable experience.

Now rr, you know I love ya kid, but you know I highly disagree with you my friend. You claim that the acting was overall poor in this film? Wow, that could not have been more wrong. Will Mel's accent win any awards? I highly doubt it, but I thought he did a pretty good job since that accent is hard to get down. His acting was especially outstanding the second half of the film. The rest of the cast I can't say enough great things about. They could not have been casted more perfectly.

You talk about the "sappy little love story." Ok, what's so sappy about it? The beginning is crucial to character development. Early on we are introduced to a young William and his family, particularly his father. We see early on some of his father's teachings and how he carried that over as a young man. We are introduced to his uncle, which explains how William is educated. Again, this is important to the story later on. Now, back to the "sappy little lover story" comment. William returns to his village as a young adult wanting to settle down and raise a family. He falls in love. The love story is what is key to the whole movie! A lot of men have a real problem with LOVE STORIES, why, I'll never know. It's part of life and it's a beautiful thing. I'm one man that will admit that and I'm damn proud to do so. Braveheart is a beautiful love story and it's one of the main reason's why I love this film so much. The chemistry between Mel Gibson and Catherine McCormack. They sizzled on screen together! You really believe these two characters are in love. These early scenes are crucial to the film and work so beautifully.

You mention how you don't like the way Wallace rides up to the village after his wife has been murdered, emotionless and such. The reason why he was acting the way he was, is because he wanted himself to appear like he was turning himself in. Doing this, he would catch them off guard when he attacked and that's exactly what happened. I think the scene worked perfectly. Mel's direction was great here. That whole sequence leading up to the attack on the British Army was full of tension. I remember seeing this in the theatre back in 1995 and the whole crowd was on the edge of their seats, not knowing what was going to happen next. You also mention how you don't like how the British were portrayed. Have you read up on your history? They weren't exactly the nicest of people in those days. They wanted to take over the world. Maybe it was a bit dramatized but I don't think it's not to far off.

This film contains one of the best musical scores you will ever hear from James Horner. Brilliant in my opinion and arguably his best. It fits this film PERFECTLY. Mel's direction in my opinion is wonderful. I think the story flows extremely well. The cinematography is beautiful and a marvel to look at.

In closing. Is the story 100% accurate? No not at all. That's Hollywood for you but that doesn't take away from how great the film is. It's all about entertainment and this film this film delivers. It's one of the few films that touched me in more ways than one. It's a MASTERPIECE.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on August 17, 2007, 12:09:58 AM
It's one of the few films that touched me in more ways than one.

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 17, 2007, 12:11:53 AM
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

lol, what's so funny kurug3n?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on August 17, 2007, 12:17:19 AM
read the quote i used O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 17, 2007, 12:21:22 AM
read the quote i used O0

hahaha yeah I did. Still making fun of me I see? Braveheart is an emotionally driven roller coast ride. It touched me, what can I say.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on August 17, 2007, 12:23:50 AM
hahaha yeah I did. Still making fun of me I see?

No, im not making fun of you just using my 16 year old childish mind to work ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 17, 2007, 12:30:48 AM
No, im not making fun of you just using my 16 year old childish mind to work ;D

hahaha, you're one funny kid kurug3n.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on August 17, 2007, 08:43:11 AM
Braveheart is an emotionally driven roller coast ride. It touched me, what can I say.
I felt no emotions. ;)



SPOILERS





The movie should have given me the ability to care when Wallace's wife was killed. I did not care. I should have cared when Wallus himself was killed. Did not care. The movie simply failed to give me a personal connection to any of the characters, Scottish or British.

Although I have yet to learn about the actual story of William Wallace and the war he was in, I do realize that the British were evil bastards in wanting to take over the world. As I mentioned in the AIM conversation last night (this morning), they still had no human emotions at all. Think of the recent film Downfall for example. The director was able to accurately portray the insanity and madness of the Nazis, yet at the same time was able to show their actual emotions - that even those dreaded Nazis have feelings too. Outside of those two random British women, Braveheart was unable to accomplish what Downfall did, and I feel that detracts from the movie as a whole.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 17, 2007, 09:30:59 AM
I felt no emotions. ;)



SPOILERS





The movie should have given me the ability to care when Wallace's wife was killed. I did not care. I should have cared when Wallus himself was killed. Did not care. The movie simply failed to give me a personal connection to any of the characters, Scottish or British.

Although I have yet to learn about the actual story of William Wallace and the war he was in, I do realize that the British were evil bastards in wanting to take over the world. As I mentioned in the AIM conversation last night (this morning), they still had no human emotions at all. Think of the recent film Downfall for example. The director was able to accurately portray the insanity and madness of the Nazis, yet at the same time was able to show their actual emotions - that even those dreaded Nazis have feelings too. Outside of those two random British women, Braveheart was unable to accomplish what Downfall did, and I feel that detracts from the movie as a whole.

You did not feel any emotions rr because you're a cold fish buddy! ;)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Mw/NNrules on August 17, 2007, 09:43:19 AM
Dark Water": 3/5. It was great at first, but the ending had me weirded out. This is the original version. Acting was good all around. The first two thirds I liked more than Ringu, the last one had me gone.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on August 17, 2007, 10:41:31 AM
You did not feel any emotions rr because you're a cold fish buddy! ;)
No, the fault is not with Roy, it's with the film (and yes, I realize you weren't being entirely serious). Braveheart is filmmaking with all the life taken out of it.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 17, 2007, 10:46:04 AM
No, the fault is not with Roy, it's with the film (and yes, I realize you weren't being entirely serious). Braveheart is filmmaking with all the life taken out of it.

Of course I was just kidding with Roy but I do not agree with him or you. Braveheart is full of life and it's in my opinion that you two don't recognize that.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on August 17, 2007, 10:58:09 AM
Days of Heaven - 5/10
Well, it was pretty-looking ...and Morricone's score was good. Outside of that? The acting is pretty bad, I had no emotional connection to the characters, the plot and screenplay lead nowhere and was simply uninteresting, and I just simply did not like it. Richard Gere also pisses me off. I would have probably enjoyed it more if Mellick just took random shots of scenery and out Morricone's score over it.
Interestingly, the house blog over at Criterion reports that the new DVD will have a significantly different transfer than previous home-video releases. The colors are going to be different, they have gone away from the gold-hued look, apparently. Malick was on hand and approved the color corrections. A fuller report here: http://www.criterion.com/blog/2007_08_01_archive.html#6092514835894172533


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 17, 2007, 11:03:15 AM
Interestingly, the house blog over at Criterion reports that the new DVD will have a significantly different transfer than previous home-video releases. The colors are going to be different, they have gone away from the gold-hued look, apparently. Malick was on hand and approved the color corrections. A fuller report here: http://www.criterion.com/blog/2007_08_01_archive.html#6092514835894172533

Grind find jenkins! Thanks for this.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on August 17, 2007, 11:08:25 AM
Hmph, they're gonna have to add more than just a gold hue to make this movie worth watching!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 17, 2007, 11:10:59 AM
Hmph, they're gonna have to add more than just a gold hue to make this movie worth watching!

 ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on August 17, 2007, 11:14:00 AM
Oh, and that Top 50 movies list I was speaking of last night is now up ...on my most recent thread.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 17, 2007, 12:21:49 PM
did you see my review tucumcari?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 17, 2007, 12:28:56 PM
did you see my review tucumcari?

I'll check it out right now.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 17, 2007, 12:30:58 PM
Zodiac, one of the best films I've seen all year, though many will not like it because of it's lengh (2hrs and 37 mins) and that all the action occured in the first 30 mins of the film. The film follows four men who spent years trying to solve the unsolven case of the notirious Zodiac killer. The film puts in theory that the case was almost solve, and they got closer to any one else.

Great directing by Fincher, a film different from his previous work. He chronicles the case that extended for 20 years, with outstanding performances by Mark Ruffulo and Robert Downey, Jr. Jake Gyllenhaal also did a good job as a boyscout cartoonist for the San Francisco Chronicle who was obessed with trying to solve the case. Highly reccommended for those who are fans of Fincher or interested in unsolved murder investigations.


Great review Kevin. I want to see it even more now after reading that. I'm sure this has all the David Fincher trademarks. I love the dark tone's he uses while filming.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 17, 2007, 12:36:06 PM
Great review Kevin. I want to see it even more now after reading that. I'm sure this has all the David Fincher trademarks. I love the dark tone's he uses while filming.

The cinematography was also great, how he worked in the famous San Francisco fog.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 17, 2007, 12:40:07 PM
The cinematography was also great, how he worked in the famous San Francisco fog.

I'll probably pick up the film this weekend. I want to view it soon for sure. There is a few franchises I'd love Fincher to work in because of his directing abilities and particularly his style.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on August 17, 2007, 02:21:39 PM
Hmph, they're gonna have to add more than just a gold hue to make this movie worth watching!
They are *subtracting* the gold hue.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 17, 2007, 02:54:55 PM
I'll probably pick up the film this weekend. I want to view it soon for sure. There is a few franchises I'd love Fincher to work in because of his directing abilities and particularly his style.

Yeah it's also the best film on the Zodiac killer, the others were terrible.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Noodles_SlowStir on August 17, 2007, 04:36:28 PM
Interestingly, the house blog over at Criterion reports that the new DVD will have a significantly different transfer than previous home-video releases. The colors are going to be different, they have gone away from the gold-hued look, apparently. Malick was on hand and approved the color corrections. A fuller report here: http://www.criterion.com/blog/2007_08_01_archive.html#6092514835894172533

Thank you Dave.  That was interesting.  Definitely shows the care and dedication of Criterion.  I'm glad that Malick involved himself to that degree in the decision making process.  I have to check that blog more regularly.   I enjoyed the Days piece and also the Bergman, Antonioni post.  


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on August 18, 2007, 04:27:24 PM
Vertigo - I was honestly disappointed by this one. It was a fairly uneven movie that had long, draggy portions of borderline boredom.
These are the moments when you are supposed to pay more attention to what many feel is the greatest film score ever written. Or simply enjoy the beauty within the frame. Here, try again: http://www.hitchcockwiki.com/hitchcock/wiki/1000_Frames_of_Vertigo_%281958%29


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Whalestoe on August 18, 2007, 04:59:33 PM
Superbad - 10/10

I couldn't stop laughing the whole time. And for about 2 hours after the movie.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on August 18, 2007, 05:15:56 PM
These are the moments when you are supposed to pay more attention to what many feel is the greatest film score ever written. Or simply enjoy the beauty within the frame. Here, try again: http://www.hitchcockwiki.com/hitchcock/wiki/1000_Frames_of_Vertigo_%281958%29

I'm sure that I'll watch it again. However, I didn't think the score was all that great. Just my opinion though.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 18, 2007, 05:56:17 PM
I also forgot to mention there was a clip of Dirty Harry in Zodiac.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on August 18, 2007, 08:32:06 PM
Invasion - 3/5 the original was much better


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Mw/NNrules on August 18, 2007, 08:36:40 PM
Invasion - 3/5 the original was much better
The Invasion got bad reviews from critics. I wish they'd stop remaking films. The original is by no means my favorite movie, but did it NEED a remake? I think not.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on August 18, 2007, 10:52:51 PM
Angels With Dirty Faces - 8/10
A solid classic from director Michael Curtiz, who you may know from his more famous works such as The Adventures of Robin Hood and of course, Casablanca. First off, this is a GREAT story of two childhood friends who later went down completely separate paths (gangster and priest). The acting overall isn't anything spectacular until the last 30 minutes or so of the film, where Cagney's performance, as well as O'Brien's, takes a surprising turn from decent to great. That's all I really have to comment on, but it's a must-see.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Noodles_SlowStir on August 19, 2007, 09:55:48 AM
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The Invasion got bad reviews from critics. I wish they'd stop remaking films. The original is by no means my favorite movie, but did it NEED a remake? I think not.

This is actually the second remake of the film.  The original was made in 1956 and a remake had already been made in 1978.  In approximately 50 years three versions have been made.   I read somewhere there were production and directorial problems on the new film.    

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Angels With Dirty Faces - 8/10
A solid classic from director Michael Curtiz, who you may know from his more famous works such as The Adventures of Robin Hood and of course, Casablanca. First off, this is a GREAT story of two childhood friends who later went down completely separate paths (gangster and priest). The acting overall isn't anything spectacular until the last 30 minutes or so of the film, where Cagney's performance, as well as O'Brien's, takes a surprising turn from decent to great. That's all I really have to comment on, but it's a must-see.

Angels With Dirty Faces is very good.  I agree that it's a must see film.  I guess the last 30 minutes become more intense, but I really thought the performance by Cagney is great throughout the film.  It was a terrific performance.

  


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 19, 2007, 10:00:30 AM
Tomorrow (1972) 8/10

Based on the short story by William Faulkner and widely known as the best-ever screen presentation of Faulkner's work. This is a simple yet powerful story starring Robert Duvall and Olga Bellin about a lonely farmer who takes a pregnant woman and looks after her. After she gives birth, tragedy strikes. The film plays out like you're watching a theatre production and is done to near perfection.

This is regarded by Robert Duvall as one of his favorite roles. It's a personal film to Duvall that many people have not had the pleasure of viewing. It's just a beautiful film. I highly recommend it.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: geoman-1 on August 19, 2007, 10:05:36 AM
Never heard of this film TB. Sounds interesting. I'll have to check it out.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 19, 2007, 10:07:52 AM
Never heard of this film TB. Sounds interesting. I'll have to check it out.

I think it's right up your alley geoman. It's just greatly acted and directed. It's a very poetic piece. Being a huge fan of Robert Duvall, I've wanted to see this for a long time. I finally picked it up last week and viewed it last night.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: geoman-1 on August 19, 2007, 10:10:41 AM
I enjoy these "small", unknown gems as opposed to some of the big blockbuster films.
It's a refreshing change of pace.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 19, 2007, 10:20:28 AM
I enjoy these "small", unknown gems as opposed to some of the big blockbuster films.
It's a refreshing change of pace.

Yeah, this is surely a change of pace. You have the chance to just see wonderful acting without that blockbuster feel. It is truly refreshing. After seeing Duvall in such roles in "Tender Mercies", "The Apostle", and now "Tommorro", I'm convinced he's extremely underrated. He's done some magnificent work.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: geoman-1 on August 19, 2007, 10:26:04 AM
I always liked R. Duvall. To be honest, I haven't seen any of the films you just
mentioned.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 19, 2007, 10:29:58 AM
I always liked R. Duvall. To be honest, I haven't seen any of the films you just
mentioned.

Holy cow geoman, are you in for a treat!!! Rent, or if you can, buy those three films I listed. Trust me! They're amazing. Robert Duvall won an Oscar for best actor for his work in "Tender Mercies" and he was nominated for his role in "The Apostle" which he SHOULD HAVE won. When you see this film, your jaw will drop.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: geoman-1 on August 19, 2007, 10:37:47 AM
 "Ring Of Bright Water"  1969   4.8/5.0

 I watched this years ago. Finally watched this great film a few days ago.
 Again, a small gem of a film with great performances by Bill Travers and
Virginia McKenna, of "Born Free" fame. It is an extremely touching
film with a very disturbing scene towards the end of the film.
I have never thought of otters the same way ever since watching this film.
It is probably geared towards the younger viewers, but I still enjoyed
watching it again after all these years. O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: geoman-1 on August 19, 2007, 10:41:37 AM
Holy cow geoman, are you in for a treat!!! Rent, or if you can, buy those three films I listed. Trust me! They're amazing. Robert Duvall won an Oscar for best actor for his work in "Tender Mercies" and he was nominated for his role in "The Apostle" which he SHOULD HAVE won. When you see this film, your jaw will drop.
I will definitely check them out TB. Thanks for the info.
"Holy Cow Geoman..."  Sounds like something the late, great Phil Rizutto would have said. ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 19, 2007, 10:51:14 AM
I will definitely check them out TB. Thanks for the info.
"Holy Cow Geoman..."  Sounds like something the late, great Phil Rizutto would have said. ;D

awww poor Phil. I've been sick over that all week. I loved the guy!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: geoman-1 on August 19, 2007, 10:56:21 AM
Every time I hear him mentioned I think back to the Seinfeld episode,
with George digging up the Phil Rizutto key chain. The water line bursts and poor
PR goes flying skyward...Hoooooly Cow!...Classic scene ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 19, 2007, 11:04:20 AM
Every time I hear him mentioned I think back to the Seinfeld episode,
with George digging up the Phil Rizutto key chain. The water line bursts and poor
PR goes flying skyward...Hoooooly Cow!...Classic scene ;D

hahahaaha yeah that was pretty funny. HOOOLLYYY COWWW!!!!  ;D Phil was the man. I grew up listening to him broadcast the Yankee Games. I'm a huge Yankees fan so I know a lot about him. I hate that some people don't realize that he was such a great ballplayer as well. It's to bad he's gone! He'll never be forgotten that's for sure.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: geoman-1 on August 19, 2007, 11:22:29 AM
I never realized what a great ballplayer he was until I read his obituary.
He was one heck of a shortstop.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 19, 2007, 11:24:47 AM
I never realized what a great ballplayer he was until I read his obituary.
He was one heck of a shortstop.

Yeah, he was a pretty average hitter, with a solid lifetime average of .272 but he was a GREAT shortstop. One of the greatest defensive players ever and his Hall of Fame Induction was well deserved.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on August 19, 2007, 11:35:52 AM
Space Cowboys- 4/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 19, 2007, 11:53:38 AM
Space Cowboys- 4/5

I love this film. Another Clint gem. It's great seeing all these actors work together.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 19, 2007, 12:06:59 PM
Space Cowboys- 4/5

That is a great film. Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, and James Garner. No cooler cast of old guys around.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 19, 2007, 01:33:45 PM
San Antonio - 4.5/5


This is such a great American western. Errol Flynn is trying to bring down a town boss, but he knows how to wait. The waiting for the right move to take down the bad guy thing reminded me of OUATITW. The characters are so interesting, there's amazing detail ( there's an open market in the middle of busy town square ), the climax of the film has to be one of, if not, the best gun battles ever shown in an American western.

The only problem I had is that the film makers decided to have Errol take down the villain after the awesome climax. Plus, I really hate horse chase scenes, but the film overall is so cool I look past that minor flaw.



Overall, this is one of the coolest AWs I've ever seen. You'll all love it.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 19, 2007, 02:01:01 PM
San Antonio - 4.5/5


This is such a great American western. Errol Flynn is trying to bring down a town boss, but he knows how to wait. The waiting for the right move to take down the bad guy thing reminded me of OUATITW. The characters are so interesting, there's amazing detail ( there's an open market in the middle of busy town square ), the climax of the film has to be one of, if not, the best gun battles ever shown in an American western.

The only problem I had is that the film makers decided to have Errol take down the villain after the awesome climax. Plus, I really hate horse chase scenes, but the film overall is so cool I look past that minor flaw.



Overall, this is one of the coolest AWs I've ever seen. You'll all love it.

Thanks for that review Peacemaker.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 19, 2007, 02:01:43 PM
That is a great film. Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, and James Garner. No cooler cast of old guys around.

I would have loved to see Robert Duvall in this as well.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 19, 2007, 02:08:37 PM
I would have loved to see Robert Duvall in this as well.

I thought he was in it, so I checked on IMDB. One part I loved is when they memorized the eye chart.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 19, 2007, 02:14:30 PM
I thought he was in it, so I checked on IMDB. One part I loved is when they memorized the eye chart.

LOL, that scene is absolutely classic. Donald Sutherland steals that scene. He was hilarious!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 19, 2007, 02:15:53 PM
LOL, that scene is absolutely classic. Donald Sutherland steals that scene. He was hilarious!

And he was the ladies man right?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 19, 2007, 02:21:01 PM
And he was the ladies man right?

Yes, he sure was. He was flirting with the nurse which was pretty funny.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: geoman-1 on August 19, 2007, 02:51:17 PM
Donald Sutherland starred in the '73 film "Don't Look Now" with the inimitable
Julie Christie. Some of the sex scenes were regarded as quite lascivious. Pretty
hard-core even for the early seventies.

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Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on August 19, 2007, 09:31:30 PM
8 1/2 - 8.5/10
It's really an eight out of ten, but I gave it 8.5 just so it would be the same as the movie's title. I liked it a lot more on the second viewing. The editing and direction is superb alongside Mastroianni's performance - an interesting movie to watch, though I know quite a few people (including myself) who hate it on their first viewing.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: geoman-1 on August 20, 2007, 06:33:48 AM
8 1/2 - 8.5/10
It's really an eight out of ten, but I gave it 8.5 just so it would be the same as the movie's title. I liked it a lot more on the second viewing. The editing and direction is superb alongside Mastroianni's performance - an interesting movie to watch, though I know quite a few people (including myself) who hate it on their first viewing.
Mastroianni is on of the greatest Italian actors ever! I like him in "Wifemistress".
Check it out if you get a chance.

WIFEMISTRESS  (1977)    9.9/10.0    Superb story with the vivacious Laura Antonelli in the starring role.  Marcello Mastoianni
gives a rock-solid performance in this dream-like, beautifully filmed movie. Just a perfect film, period.
An incredibly beautiful soundtrack as well. O0   


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jill on August 20, 2007, 07:24:06 AM
Throne of Blood - 10/10

Mifune is the Man.  O0 Kurosawa is the Emperor.

That ending ROCKS. I have read they were professional archers and used real arrows, also it was a dangerous scene...  >:D
Mifune is incredible. O0



Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 20, 2007, 08:47:42 AM
Once Upon a Time in America 10/10

Yes, I was blown away by this incredible masterpiece yet again. I'm still shocked that the OUATIA Board here is not as busy as it should be. This film is mind blowing.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on August 20, 2007, 08:50:15 AM
Throne of Blood - 10/10

Mifune is the Man.  O0 Kurosawa is the Emperor.

That ending ROCKS. I have read they were professional archers and used real arrows, also it was a dangerous scene...  >:D
Mifune is incredible. O0


I have it on my queue on Netflix..  ;D

I was wondering about how good it might be.  O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Mw/NNrules on August 20, 2007, 10:39:35 AM
1408: 3/5. I wrote a review on the topic for it. I don't want to repeat it. If you can't find it check the movie index. It's not under a "number" section, it's in the "F" section.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 20, 2007, 11:41:30 AM
That ending ROCKS. I have read they were professional archers and used real arrows, also it was a dangerous scene...  >:D
Mifune is incredible. O0



Excellent film, with a powerful ending for sure.

Some of the arrows were real, but the ones that were dangerously close they had a small hole in the wall and used a wire from behind to yank them up in there.

That's how I remember it being anyway.  If Sanjuro was here he could give you the details.  :'(


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 20, 2007, 11:45:17 AM
Paper Moon -- 9/10.  A whole lot of excellence.  Bogdanovich's directing style harkens back to ye olden times in the golden age of hollywood.  Tatum O'Neal and Ryan O'Neal are great.  The chemistry between them is awesome (But since they are a father and daughter team I think that much was expected).  The black and white cinematography is very good, and it's just a great, great story.  Recommended to all.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jill on August 20, 2007, 11:55:53 AM
Return of Sabata - 7/10

Funny and quite good. I missed Banjo...  :'( But the indian acrobat rocks.
And Stengel was much better villain as this Irishman.

Lee is Lee.  O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 20, 2007, 02:16:44 PM
Paper Moon -- 9/10.  A whole lot of excellence.  Bogdanovich's directing style harkens back to ye olden times in the golden age of hollywood.  Tatum O'Neal and Ryan O'Neal are great.  The chemistry between them is awesome (But since they are a father and daughter team I think that much was expected).  The black and white cinematography is very good, and it's just a great, great story.  Recommended to all.

Great movie.


Can't stand Bogdanovich though. He is a good director.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 20, 2007, 04:01:41 PM
Raging Bull -- 10/10

I will show my appreciation of this movie through the wonder of song....


Jake sho' is violent
so it would seem
but this movie is
SUPREME! SUPREME!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 20, 2007, 04:03:44 PM
Raging Bull -- 10/10

I will show my appreciation of this movie through the wonder of song....


Jake sho' is violent
so it would seem
but this movie is
SUPREME! SUPREME!

hahaha, I'm glad you liked it Silenzio!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 20, 2007, 05:05:10 PM
It blew my mind and inspired my awe.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 20, 2007, 05:17:48 PM
Raging Bull is a great film.



All the King's Men - 5/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 20, 2007, 05:27:39 PM
Raging Bull is a great film.



All the King's Men - 5/5

I hope you're talking about the original All The King's Men Peacemaker because the remake was horrible.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 20, 2007, 05:57:05 PM
I hope you're talking about the original All The King's Men Peacemaker because the remake was horrible.

It had one heck of a cast though.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on August 20, 2007, 07:01:59 PM
Pusher- 5/5

My favorite drug movie and the ending is just simply great.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jill on August 21, 2007, 10:50:51 AM
Seppuku (1962) - 10/10

A masterpiece. Sad and merciless. Beautiful. Tatsuya Nakadai's performance is brilliant.
The style reminded me more Bergman than Kurosawa. Just look these pics, especially the close-ups...
The ending is at least as shocking as in TGS or TWB... or more, Alfredo Garcia. I feeled the same.
The duel in the wind is awesome... the massacre at the end terrific.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Mw/NNrules on August 21, 2007, 11:49:59 AM
The Bourne Ultimatum: 4/5. The camera was a little shaky at times, but it really was a great movie, otherwise. Definitely better then Spiderman 3, and POTC 3.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 21, 2007, 02:03:08 PM
I hope you're talking about the original All The King's Men Peacemaker because the remake was horrible.

Original of course.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on August 21, 2007, 03:13:07 PM
Seppuku (1962) - 10/10

A masterpiece. Sad and merciless. Beautiful. Tatsuya Nakadai's performance is brilliant.
The style reminded me more Bergman than Kurosawa. Just look these pics, especially the close-ups...
The ending is at least as shocking as in TGS or TWB... or more, Alfredo Garcia. I feeled the same.
The duel in the wind is awesome... the massacre at the end terrific.
Glad you liked this (and thanks for using the correct title). You'll probably like Kobayashi's follow-up, Samurai Rebellion (1967).


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jill on August 22, 2007, 06:37:04 AM
Sanjuro - 8.5/10

Quite good, funny and Mifune is great as always... but this is no art movie. I can't feel the Emperor's touch in it...


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on August 22, 2007, 08:53:28 AM
Sanjuro - 8.5/10

Quite good, funny and Mifune is great as always... but this is no art movie. I can't feel the Emperor's touch in it...


Really..??  :o

It is one of his best.. what do you mean by not being able to find his touch?  Are you talking about camera work, dialog, etc... what do you mean?




Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 22, 2007, 10:56:26 AM
The Longest Day - 5/5


Because of the recent discussion of this movie, I decided to watch it again. I forgot how great it was.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on August 22, 2007, 11:26:50 AM
The Natural - 8.5/10

Real good.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jill on August 22, 2007, 12:52:17 PM
FAFDM, cca. 100th time...

I just understood what's Manco's problem with the sheriff...  ;D

German dvd - beautiful pics! At least you can see all little things...  O0

How can be a movie so great?  ;) Lee just rocks. That smile he has!  >:D

Hm. Volonté used a little too much make-up (just noticed). It seems be a family tradition...  >:D But for his incredible beautiful eyes, it's very good.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jill on August 22, 2007, 01:02:14 PM

Really..??  :o

It is one of his best.. what do you mean by not being able to find his touch?  Are you talking about camera work, dialog, etc... what do you mean?




Of course it's great! Mifune is probably better than in Yojimbo. Nakadai is awesome. But... I just had not that "Kurosawa feeling" what means something mixed from battles in rain, fog, long sequences, and sadness...
But it was really good - almost a comedy. Imagine what if Sophokles wrote a comedy - it would be great, just unusual. 


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Mw/NNrules on August 22, 2007, 01:11:06 PM
The last film I saw:
Ratatouille: 3/5. Honestly, it was okay at first, but near the end, it got boring. I learned that Peter O'toole was in it. That's kind of cool.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 22, 2007, 01:21:43 PM
The last film I saw:
Ratatouille: 3/5. Honestly, it was okay at first, but near the end, it got boring. I learned that Peter O'toole was in it. That's kind of cool.

I heard Peter O'Tool was one of the best parts of the movie. He played the food critic.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 22, 2007, 02:35:46 PM
Dirty Harry -- 7/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Mw/NNrules on August 22, 2007, 03:14:48 PM
I heard Peter O'Tool was one of the best parts of the movie. He played the food critic.
He was! Unfortnately, the animation for that particular character creeped me out.
The 400 Blows: 3/5. I was expecting more, it tried to say too many things. The acting was decent, I'll give you that.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on August 22, 2007, 04:32:28 PM
The last film I saw:
Ratatouille: 3/5. Honestly, it was okay at first, but near the end, it got boring. I learned that Peter O'toole was in it. That's kind of cool.

I felt pretty much the same way - actually, I thought the latter parts of the movie were more interesting than the beginning. As I've said though, I was dragged by friends to see it again, and any things that I liked about it the first viewing were pretty much gone.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Mw/NNrules on August 22, 2007, 05:43:14 PM
I felt pretty much the same way - actually, I thought the latter parts of the movie were more interesting than the beginning. As I've said though, I was dragged by friends to see it again, and any things that I liked about it the first viewing were pretty much gone.
Well, I've only seen it once, but I doubt it's one of those films which gets better, viewing upon viewing.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: marmota-b on August 23, 2007, 01:29:19 AM
The last film I saw:
Ratatouille: 3/5. Honestly, it was okay at first, but near the end, it got boring. I learned that Peter O'toole was in it. That's kind of cool.
I felt pretty much the same way - actually, I thought the latter parts of the movie were more interesting than the beginning.

Same here, Groggy. But I think I might like it on second viewing, as a relax film. I need something like that from time to time. So as a relax film (and what else it actually is?) I liked it a lot.

I liked the short film in the begining. ;D Don't you think there was an OUATITW homage? (No matter if it was intentional or not?)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on August 23, 2007, 10:34:55 AM
Of course it's great! Mifune is probably better than in Yojimbo. Nakadai is awesome. But... I just had not that "Kurosawa feeling" what means something mixed from battles in rain, fog, long sequences, and sadness...
But it was really good - almost a comedy. Imagine what if Sophokles wrote a comedy - it would be great, just unusual. 

 O0  I understand what you mean now.

The weather was something Kurosawa always managed to use to his favor. And yes, Mifune always seems to inspire more interest in the film.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 23, 2007, 11:17:04 AM
Boogie Nights - 10/10

A fascinating look into the world of the Adult Film Industry of the 1970's and 80's. There is more to this film that meets the eye though. When many people hear about "Boogie Nights", the first thing they think of is pornography. However, this is a film that's less about pornography but more about losers and lost souls who are embraced by Adult Filmmaker Jack Horner, played amazingly by Burt Reynolds.

The film is directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, who also happened to direct the MASTERPIECE "Magnolia." If you haven't heard about Paul Thomas Anderson than you had better take notice. He is turning into one of the best directors working in the film industry today. "Boogie Nights" is full of bizarre, quirky, and memorable characters. The film is flat out casted perfectly. Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore, John C. Reilly, Heather Graham, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and William H. Macy. The soundtrack is also great. The music is used perfectly as the backdrop of this story.

If you haven't already, give the film a shot. Trust me, it's not pornography.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 23, 2007, 12:47:38 PM
Boogie Nights - 10/10

A fascinating look into the world of the Adult Film Industry of the 1970's and 80's. There is more to this film that meets the eye though. When many people hear about "Boogie Nights", the first thing they think of is pornography. However, this is a film that's less about pornography but more about losers and lost souls who are embraced by Adult Filmmaker Jack Horner, played amazingly by Burt Reynolds.

The film is directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, who also happened to direct the MASTERPIECE "Magnolia." If you haven't heard about Paul Thomas Anderson than you had better take notice. He is turning into one of the best directors working in the film industry today. "Boogie Nights" is full of bizarre, quirky, and memorable characters. The film is flat out casted perfectly. Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore, John C. Reilly, Heather Graham, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and William H. Macy. The soundtrack is also great. The music is used perfectly as the backdrop of this story.

If you haven't already, give the film a shot. Trust me, it's not pornography.
Yeah that is a pretty good movie, I haven't seen Magnolia though. I hope no one will get Paul Thomas Anderson confused with Paul W.S Anderson. You REALLY don't want to get them mixed up.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 23, 2007, 12:54:28 PM
Yeah that is a pretty good movie, I haven't seen Magnolia though. I hope no one will get Paul Thomas Anderson confused with Paul W.S Anderson. You REALLY don't want to get them mixed up.

I know, some people do confuse the two. I can't stand Paul W.S. Anderson, especially what he did two the most iconic monsters in film history! He basically ruined their image all in one film with that horrid AVP. Hopefully The Strauss Brothers do these two franchises justice with the sequel from what I'm hearing will be a lot better.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Noodles_SlowStir on August 23, 2007, 12:58:15 PM
I remember renting Paul Thomas Anderson's first film, Hard Eight.  I liked it.  Kind of a neo-noir with Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Gwyneth Paltrow and Samuel L. Jackson.  Been a while since I watched it, I'd like to see that one again.  I remember things about it, but not all the scenes.  


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 23, 2007, 01:29:06 PM
I remember renting Paul Thomas Anderson's first film, Hard Eight.  I liked it.  Kind of a neo-noir with Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Gwyneth Paltrow and Samuel L. Jackson.  Been a while since I watched it, I'd like to see that one again.  I remember things about it, but not all the scenes.  

I haven't seen Hard Eight in a long time Noodles, but from what I remember, it's a pretty good film. I'll have to give that a second look sometime soon.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on August 23, 2007, 01:55:28 PM
Stardust - 6.5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on August 23, 2007, 04:45:46 PM
Well, I've only seen it once, but I doubt it's one of those films which gets better, viewing upon viewing.

I was mostly angry because I'd been led to believe that we were going to see "Transformers" or something I hadn't just seen two weeks ago. I mean seriously, plans for the two outings were pretty much identical; we even ate at the same restaurant, for Christ's sakes! (And no, they were different people each time.) That, and I spilled my Mike and Ikes about two minutes into the film - that killed it for me right there. :-\


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on August 23, 2007, 05:40:07 PM
Stardust - 6.5

spending money to see that... tsk tsk.

That's even worse than spending money to see Superbad..


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 23, 2007, 05:49:04 PM
spending money to see that... tsk tsk.

That's even worse than spending money to see Superbad..

What as Robert De Niro come to? I am almost ashamed calling him one of my favorite actors.

Barefoot in the Park- 3.5/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Mw/NNrules on August 23, 2007, 07:10:26 PM
That, and I spilled my Mike and Ikes about two minutes into the film - that killed it for me right there. :-\
Brutal! No seriously, Mike and Ikes are cool.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Mw/NNrules on August 23, 2007, 07:16:19 PM
What as Robert De Niro come to? I am almost ashamed calling him one of my favorite actors.

Barefoot in the Park- 3.5/5
So was it really that bad? Was de Niro good, at all? Was the story too cliche?
And, yeah last film I saw de Niro in was boring ( The Good Shepherd). I saw him and Damon in an interview w/ Hardball's Chris Matthews. He seemed smart, though hard to believe he directed TGS. Unfortunately, they both made their escape before I could get there autographs. >:(.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 23, 2007, 07:40:12 PM
I would like to add that Jane Fonda was hot back in 1967.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 23, 2007, 07:42:53 PM
On Golden Pond-3/5

Henry Fonda's first and only oscar winning role. He was funny. Also when he finally meets Katherine Hepurn she said something like "about time!" and they got on so well she gave him Spencer Tracey's hat which he wore throughout the film.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on August 23, 2007, 07:45:42 PM
Whats a Mike & Ike? ???


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Mw/NNrules on August 23, 2007, 07:52:10 PM
Whats a Mike & Ike? ???
Kind of candy.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on August 23, 2007, 08:11:17 PM
De Niro was great in Stardust.

I'd say it's worth seeing if you've got nothing better to do.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on August 23, 2007, 08:47:14 PM
Whats a Mike & Ike? ???
Like Good & Plenty.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on August 23, 2007, 09:54:32 PM
Like Good & Plenty.

Only fruit flavored. The idiot theater I went to only sells tiny-sized boxes instead of the usual big sized movie ones. ::)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 23, 2007, 10:19:25 PM
Death Sentence -- 5/5.  This movie is tits.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on August 23, 2007, 11:03:32 PM
Death Sentence -- 5/5.  This movie is tits.
Then it can only get a 2. To get a 5 it has to be tits and ass (and something more). ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 24, 2007, 12:07:17 AM
Death Sentence -- 5/5.  This movie is tits.

Did you know that there's a new movie coming out with this same title?


Saw the coming attractions for it a few days ago.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on August 24, 2007, 12:08:39 AM
Did you know that there's a new movie coming out with this same title?


Saw the coming attractions for it a few days ago.


Yes I'm aware. But it ain't got nothing on the the one Silenzio mentioned.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 24, 2007, 12:13:28 AM

Yes I'm aware. But it ain't got nothing on the the one Silenzio mentioned.

Of course.



I really want to see the one Silenzio mentioned.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on August 24, 2007, 12:52:38 AM
AUDITION 7/10

Good movie. Not as graphic or disturbng as some might lead you to believe though.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jill on August 24, 2007, 02:55:37 AM
Last Man Standing 2/10

"Very, very bad." (by Wild)

Why did they make this?  :o


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Arizona Colt on August 24, 2007, 10:19:22 AM
AUDITION 7/10

Good movie. Not as graphic or disturbng as some might lead you to believe though.

You must not have seen the uncut version then.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on August 24, 2007, 01:02:30 PM
You must not have seen the uncut version then.


The youtube member who put it up said it was uncut.

I'm sure the lack of shock came from expecting to know what was going to happen long before I went in.
I had heard so much about the shock finale that it wasn't shocking anymore.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: geoman-1 on August 25, 2007, 12:13:57 PM
Watched OUATITW last night. Did anyone notice the obvious faux fly
as it was "crawling " up the wall prior to being trapped in Jack Elam's
gun barrel. It looked like it was dangling from a string.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: marmota-b on August 25, 2007, 01:03:16 PM
Watched OUATITW last night. Did anyone notice the obvious faux fly
as it was "crawling " up the wall prior to being trapped in Jack Elam's
gun barrel. It looked like it was dangling from a string.

Yes, it looks much more faux than the real one on Jack Elam's face. ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on August 25, 2007, 01:53:04 PM
Watched OUATITW last night. Did anyone notice the obvious faux fly
as it was "crawling " up the wall prior to being trapped in Jack Elam's
gun barrel. It looked like it was dangling from a string.

It's the only shot that the fly was a fake.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on August 26, 2007, 03:31:22 AM
Why couldn't they use a real fly? ???


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on August 26, 2007, 08:51:19 AM
Mother of Mine (2005) - 7.5/10
I was a bit disappointed. The story was nothing surprising. Though, it can be, that the many reviews I had read spoiled it to me, since the plot is rather simple. But one "twist" is very easy to see coming too early. The last twenty minutes are the strongest part, they even gave shivers.

Then to the good sides. Cinematography is very beautiful. I should have seen this in a theater. Härö (the director) has said that he wants to make his films "cinematic", which means ia avoiding medium shots. The score is beautiful, too. Acting is good.

This film also brings up a very important topic which can't be handled this effectively in documents.

Recommended O0


The Color of Money (1986) - 7/10
Enjoyable. The ending was a letdown, IMO.
I have Mean Streets on tape. Review for that one coming soon.


Blazing Saddles (1974) - 6/10
The last 30 minutes were great.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on August 26, 2007, 09:30:29 AM
Kings Row (1942) 3.5/5 for a meller staring Bob Cummings, Ronald Regan, and Ann Sheridan, it wasn't bad. The dark side of small town life.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on August 26, 2007, 09:44:02 AM
Why couldn't they use a real fly? ???

Flies are very difficult actors, I understand. They demand too much pay and they clash with directors all the time. They're little pissant egomaniacs, from what I've heard.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on August 26, 2007, 10:55:06 AM
Why couldn't they use a real fly? ???

They couldn't get the real one to cooperate for that shot.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on August 26, 2007, 12:00:42 PM
Flies are very difficult actors, I understand. They demand too much pay and they clash with directors all the time. They're little pissant egomaniacs, from what I've heard.


 ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 26, 2007, 03:16:42 PM
Why couldn't they use a real fly? ???

The real fly asked for too much money  :D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on August 26, 2007, 03:23:55 PM
They couldn't get the real one to cooperate for that shot.

See? My point exactly. Kevin's also right, he demanded too many sugar cubes for his work. According to Jack Elam, he also wanted billing.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on August 28, 2007, 07:15:42 AM
Mean Streets (1973) - 10/10
Absolutely one of Scorsese's best films. I gotta see it again. Oh my God how energetic it was! O0


Aelita (1924)
Didn't catch all of it and I was pretty tired. All I can say is that it was a strange movie ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 28, 2007, 02:43:45 PM
See? My point exactly. Kevin's also right, he demanded too many sugar cubes for his work. According to Jack Elam, he also wanted billing.

The fly's career went downhill after that, it succumbed to alcoholism and hung himself. This was on E True Hollywood Story.


City Lights (1932) 5/5. Charming film, even when "talkies" were taking over the Cinema, the Tramp proves he is king, and is more loveable ever when America is going through The Great Depression. Touching and hilarious.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: marmota-b on August 28, 2007, 02:46:50 PM
it succumbed to alcoholism

Started eating fermented fruits.

and hung himself

Probably on a spider's net.


What was the last film I saw? ??? I guess it was Der Schatz in Silbersee... but I don't feel like rating it, because I would have to admit that it is pretty bad compared to some other films... ::)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on August 28, 2007, 03:11:04 PM
I think it's his fault for having such a huge ego. :D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jill on August 28, 2007, 06:32:29 PM
The Wild Bunch (again) 10/10

Still f*ckin' great!  O0
"Let's go..."  >:D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on August 28, 2007, 06:34:34 PM
Mean Streets (1973) - 10/10
Absolutely one of Scorsese's best films. I gotta see it again. Oh my God how energetic it was! O0


I have not seen it, but it's certianly known as one of his best..

next on your list Silenzio...!!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 28, 2007, 06:37:20 PM
The Wild Bunch (again) 10/10

Still f*ckin' great!  O0
"Let's go..."  >:D

It will never get old. It stands the test of time. It has arguably the greatest ending ever as well.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 28, 2007, 06:44:47 PM
I've been watching HBO's Mini-Series "Band of Brothers." I'm almost done with it. Pure genius. A masterpiece! 10/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 28, 2007, 06:53:28 PM
I've been watching HBO's Mini-Series "Band of Brothers." I'm almost done with it. Pure genius. A masterpiece! 10/10

I have them all on DVD's, it's a brilliant show. The book is great too.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 28, 2007, 07:10:56 PM
I have them all on DVD's, it's a brilliant show. The book is great too.

It sure is brilliant. I can't wait for HBO's next World War Mini Series "The Pacific" which is currently filming right now. It's also produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg again.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 28, 2007, 07:33:45 PM
It sure is brilliant. I can't wait for HBO's next World War Mini Series "The Pacific" which is currently filming right now. It's also produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg again.

I can't wait to see it, they hardly make films about The Pacific War that are actually good. There hasn't been many great films on the war with Japan. There was The Thin Red Line which was brilliant, The Great Raid which was underrated, Windtalkers was horrible, Flags of Our Fathers I haven't seen, nor Letters from Iwo Jima but I should, other than that I can't think of any more WWII films in the last 10 years about Japan. I heard Flags was a dissapointment though.

Oh and there's Downfall, that was a great film, and I have to see The Live's of Others

They should make a good movie on The Soviet Union, Enemy at the Gates was terrible.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 28, 2007, 07:44:13 PM
I can't wait to see it, they hardly make films about The Pacific War that are actually good. There hasn't been many great films on the war with Japan. There was The Thin Red Line which was brilliant, The Great Raid which was underrated, Windtalkers was horrible, Flags of Our Fathers I haven't seen, nor Letters from Iwo Jima but I should, other than that I can't think of any more WWII films in the last 10 years about Japan. I heard Flags was a dissapointment though.

Oh and there's Downfall, that was a great film, and I have to see The Live's of Others

They should make a good movie on The Soviet Union, Enemy at the Gates was terrible.

I agree and disagree with you about some of the films you mentioned Kevin.

The Thin Red Line - You're absolutely right. This is a brilliant film that's extremely underrated. One of the 10 greatest war films ever made.

The Great Raid - I have not seen.

Windtalkers - Was not that good overall. It was a missed opportunity on some great subject matter that wasn't done right.

Flags of Our Fathers - I disagree with anybody who says this is not a good film. I think it's a masterpiece of the genre.

Letters From Iwo Jima - Brilliant film. A film I thought should have won best picture over The Departed which I also loved. Letters was a step above that film in my humble opinion. We finally see a war film that shows the human side of the Japanese.

Downfall - I own the film. I actually just bought it but have not seen it yet. I've heard great things about this film. I can't wait to watch it.

Enemy at the Gates - I disagree with you here Kevin. I think this is a great film and it contains stand out performances from Jude Law, Ed Harris, and Rachel Weisz. Beautiful cinematraphy as well.





Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 28, 2007, 07:58:33 PM
I agree and disagree with you about some of the films you mentioned Kevin.

The Thin Red Line - You're absolutely right. This is a brilliant film that's extremely underrated. One of the 10 greatest war films ever made.

The Great Raid - I have not seen.

Windtalkers - Was not that good overall. It was a missed opportunity on some great subject matter that wasn't done right.

Flags of Our Fathers - I disagree with anybody who says this is not a good film. I think it's a masterpiece of the genre.

Letters From Iwo Jima - Brilliant film. A film I thought should have won best picture over The Departed which I also loved. Letters was a step above that film in my humble opinion. We finally see a war film that shows the human side of the Japanese.

Downfall - I own the film. I actually just bought it but have not seen it yet. I've heard great things about this film. I can't wait to watch it.

Enemy at the Gates - I disagree with you here Kevin. I think this is a great film and it contains stand out performances from Jude Law, Ed Harris, and Rachel Weisz. Beautiful cinematraphy as well.





I am not saying Enemy at the Gates was a bad film, overall it's a good film, but with aweful history. The Russian military was well supplied, and had enough guns (machine guns PPSH, and Mosin-Nagants) for all it's troops, the opening battle was actually a mirror of The Russian military during World War I when they didn't have enough guns for their troops, one soldier was given a Mosin-Nagant rifle and a clip of ammunition, and the next guy is given a hand grenade and expected to pick up a rifle from a dead soldier. And many veterans were insulted of seeing Russian soldiers dancing before battle, they didn't have time to fool around. It was a good film, but I am a history buff so it was somewhat less enjoyable. Also the James Horner's score sounded like a recycled version of John William's Schindler's List. Not his best.

Flags and Iwo Jima I haven't seen, I'll review them when I see them.

Windtalkers was rediculous. Cage is shown as some kind of Rambo killing 20 Japanese at a time with his Tommy Gun, and the blast radius of grenades were much larger for the enemy and smaller for the Americans. Maybe grenades held grudges against the Japanese? John Woo should never direct a WWII film again.

And I forgot to mention Pearl Harbor, any decent director would apologize for that film and give the audience their money back, but Michael Bay isn't a decent director and even lesser of a man.

You should see The Great Raid, it's a very underrated film.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 28, 2007, 08:09:49 PM
I am not saying Enemy at the Gates was a bad film, overall it's a good film, but with aweful history. The Russian military was well supplied, and had enough guns (machine guns PPSH, and Mosin-Nagants) for all it's troops, the opening battle was actually a mirror of The Russian military during World War I when they didn't have enough guns for their troops, one soldier was given a Mosin-Nagant rifle and a clip of ammunition, and the next guy is given a hand grenade and expected to pick up a rifle from a dead soldier. And many veterans were insulted of seeing Russian soldiers dancing before battle, they didn't have time to fool around. It was a good film, but I am a history buff so it was somewhat less enjoyable. Also the James Horner's score sounded like a recycled version of John William's Schindler's List. Not his best.

Flags and Iwo Jima I haven't seen, I'll review them when I see them.

Windtalkers was rediculous. Cage is shown as some kind of Rambo killing 20 Japanese at a time with his Tommy Gun, and the blast radius of grenades were much larger for the enemy and smaller for the Americans. Maybe grenades held grudges against the Japanese? John Woo should never direct a WWII film again.

And I forgot to mention Pearl Harbor, any decent director would apologize for that film and give the audience their money back, but Michael Bay isn't a decent director and even lesser of a man.

You should see The Great Raid, it's a very underrated film.

Yeah, I'm a history buff myself. That explains why I love the war genre as much as I do. I see what you're saying about "Enemy of the Gates" and I'm not disagreeing with you. You know how Hollywood is, they sometimes change up history for the dramatic effect of the film. I still think it's a solid film none the less.

I will watch "The Great Raid" as soon as I can. I'll give you my review. I know the reason why I haven't seen it yet is because I wasn't happy with the cast.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 28, 2007, 08:22:27 PM
Yeah, I'm a history buff myself. That explains why I love the war genre as much as I do. I see what you're saying about "Enemy of the Gates" and I'm not disagreeing with you. You know how Hollywood is, they sometimes change up history for the dramatic effect of the film. I still think it's a solid film none the less.

I will watch "The Great Raid" as soon as I can. I'll give you my review. I know the reason why I haven't seen it yet is because I wasn't happy with the cast.

Neither was I, but they show some horrific scenes of a Japanese Prison camp.

Also what really annoyed me about Enemy at the Gates is the "human wave" they sent at the Germans in the opening scene.

1. Germans were likely to counter-attack after massacreing a human wave.

2. The Soviets used more useful tactics for a city, they fought street corner by street corner, building by building, organized by small but effective battle groups. They knew the human wave was useless, they learned that in World War I, they weren't that stupid.

The Russians were actually the first to use tactics like these during the 1917 Brusilove Offensive that nearly knocked Austria-Hungary out of the war, but because of the Revolution, they couldn't press on and the Germans have been using the idea since. During World War II it was called Blitzkrieg.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 28, 2007, 08:30:02 PM
Neither was I, but they show some horrific scenes of a Japanese Prison camp.

Also what really annoyed me about Enemy at the Gates is the "human wave" they sent at the Germans in the opening scene.

1. Germans were likely to counter-attack after massacreing a human wave.

2. The Soviets used more useful tactics for a city, they fought street corner by street corner, building by building, organized by small but effective battle groups. They knew the human wave was useless, they learned that in World War I, they weren't that stupid.

The Russians were actually the first to use tactics like these during the 1917 Brusilove Offensive that nearly knocked Austria-Hungary out of the war, but because of the Revolution, they couldn't press on and the Germans have been using the idea since. During World War II it was called Blitzkrieg.

Interesting insight Kevin. Some great stuff there. I remember reading about all this. I have quite a few books on this subject matter and it's great to talk about some of this stuff again.

It makes you wonder if the writer or director did enough research or what was changed was souly for dramatized purpose.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 28, 2007, 09:03:21 PM
Interesting insight Kevin. Some great stuff there. I remember reading about all this. I have quite a few books on this subject matter and it's great to talk about some of this stuff again.

It makes you wonder if the writer or director did enough research or what was changed was souly for dramatized purpose.

Well they changed the story of Vasily Zaitsev around a bit, making him a hero, and his great conflict against the fictional Major Konig. They did some research, but they obviously didn't spend enough time on it.

Germans saluting officers in the open, bad idea. Ed Harris wearing full uniform while sniping, bad idea, Vasily wearing a piercing in his left ear, sends mix messages to Tanya, who in real life was a respective sniper. But having one eye pierced, and in the left ear is not a bad idea. Very popular in Soviet Prisons though.

Also there was a scene with a woman putting on cosmetics that came out around the time the film was made.

But it was a good film, the dramatic story, and the cinematography, I just hope people will read real history after seeing it.  :D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on August 28, 2007, 09:18:28 PM
Full Metal Jacket-5/5 out of the my top 5 vietnam films this is number 2. Nothing can top The Deer Hunter O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 28, 2007, 09:25:35 PM
Well they changed the story of Vasily Zaitsev around a bit, making him a hero, and his great conflict against the fictional Major Konig. They did some research, but they obviously didn't spend enough time on it.

Germans saluting officers in the open, bad idea. Ed Harris wearing full uniform while sniping, bad idea, Vasily wearing a piercing in his left ear, sends mix messages to Tanya, who in real life was a respective sniper. But having one eye pierced, and in the left ear is not a bad idea. Very popular in Soviet Prisons though.

Also there was a scene with a woman putting on cosmetics that came out around the time the film was made.

But it was a good film, the dramatic story, and the cinematography, I just hope people will read real history after seeing it.  :D

That's the problem with a lot of people. They should read up on the period or subject matter the movie took place in after viewing a period piece as this. Some people just look at the film and think everything they've just watched is indeed fact. A lot of times, this isn't just the case.

Some people however, just watch films for entertainment, a lot of people actually and they could care less at what's real and what's not. That's to bad. History is very interesting.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 28, 2007, 09:33:57 PM
That's the problem with a lot of people. They should read up on the period or subject matter the movie took place in after viewing a period piece as this. Some people just look at the film and think everything they've just watched is indeed fact. A lot of times, this isn't just the case.

Some people however, just watch films for entertainment, a lot of people actually and they could care less at what's real and what's not. That's to bad. History is very interesting.

Yeah, it's the common belief that history is boring, and can careless what happens. Reminds me of my 12th grade Goverment class.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on August 28, 2007, 09:37:38 PM
I think "Enemy at the Gates" is mediocre. I liked it the first time I watched it, but once you get past the bullets exploding out the head thing (which comes up - what - five thousand times of the course of the film?) there's not much, is it? Music wasn't great, photography and choreography of battle scenes wasn't special, acting was mixed (good: Harris, Fiennes, Hoskins, Perlman; bad: Law, Weisz), logic was often out the window. Nothing special, a mildly entertaining film. - 5/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on August 28, 2007, 10:03:45 PM
Interesting review for Flags of our Fathers ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_STbRq_PkD0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_STbRq_PkD0)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: marmota-b on August 29, 2007, 12:49:10 AM
Yeah, it's the common belief that history is boring

It obviously isn't the case of my class. ::) About 15 of us (more than a half) graduated in History. ;D (From Grammar school in our country you graduate in four subjects, Czech Language and Literature and one foreign language are compulsory and the other two subjects you can choose. So many people in our class chose History. Me included, of course.)


I haven't seen any of the films you were talking about. :P Except Thin Red Line in cinema with school, and I was maybe 11 at that time and had no interest in war films, so I basicly watched only those non-war scenes. And now I'm biased against it, because we had to go there, no matter if we wanted to see it or not; and I'll probably never watch it again...

And the thing you say about Pearl Harbor is funny. ;D Our History teacher wasn't very keen on it as well. But I haven't seen it either. Maybe because the way I learned about this film wasn't very nice... I went to cinema to another film, saw the trailer before it, and from the trailer I learned that it happened on the day I have birthday. And now the only thing I remember is this and not even the film I went to see actually. :P

But Band of Brothers definitelly belongs to my favourites.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on August 29, 2007, 07:23:10 AM
Full Metal Jacket-5/5 out of the my top 5 vietnam films this is number 2. Nothing can top The Deer Hunter O0
On my list it is number one war movie ever tied with Apocalypse Now. Though, I have many pretty famous war movie classics still to see, like The Deer Hunter, Thin Red Line, Paths of Glory, Casualties of War.... :-[


Giant (1956) - 8.5/10
A very long epic, which in most cases means that there are some bad parts in otherwise good movie, and this one is no exception. But overall a very good film O0


The Thin Blue Line (1988) (I don't know how to rate this)
Visually very simple documentary but in spite of that, or probably because of it, very effective. There is something in real people no actor could ever act out. I'll watch it again sometime. Highly recommended to everyone O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Mw/NNrules on August 29, 2007, 09:06:42 AM
On the Chiller station, I've caught two films.
Twilight Zone: The Movie: 3/5. The first two were okay, but very shallow. The third was by far the stupidest. It was about a child who could use his psychic powers to do anything. Everything was bad, except the last one. Directed by George Miller of Mad Max fame, it was the only one with an even slightly well done story. That's why it gets three out of five.
Gallery (just three episodes presented back to back): 3/5. The only good episode was the first one, which gets 4/5. It was about an artist who's murdered by his selfish nephew, for the inheritance. Good ghost story, even if a little predictable.The next one was horrid. It was about a blind lady who went through surgery to get eleven hours of sight. 2/5. Not even scary. The last one was okay, but still not great. 3/5.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on August 29, 2007, 09:54:55 AM
On the Chiller station, I've caught two films.
Twilight Zone: The Movie: 3/5. The first two were okay, but very shallow. The third was by far the stupidest. It was about a child who could use his psychic powers to do anything. Everything was bad, except the last one. Directed by George Miller of Mad Max fame, it was the only one with an even slightly well done story. That's why it gets three out of five.
Gallery (just three episodes presented back to back): 3/5. The only good episode was the first one, which gets 4/5. It was about an artist who's murdered by his selfish nephew, for the inheritance. Good ghost story, even if a little predictable.The next one was horrid. It was about a blind lady who went through surgery to get eleven hours of sight. 2/5. Not even scary. The last one was okay, but still not great. 3/5.

The Night Gallery (tv) movie isn't bad at all.
The first story is the best and the most original. The blind Joan Crawford short (directed by Speilberg) also has a nice twist (I believe Serling wrote it. It has that TZ feel to it).
The third, about the nazi, is the slowest and the least likable. it helps to give it a few views.

The TZ movie is a bit of a mess.
The intro story with the two guys in a car talking about old tv shows is great as is the 1st segment about a bigot who gets taught a lesson.
Those were the only two original stories from the film.
The last three are remakes of TZ episodes.
"Kick the can" was awful. Even more dull than the original half hour episode.
"It's a good life" is decent. I like the change of the boy holding the family hostage (instead of an entire town like the original) but didn't care for the sunny ending.
"nightmare at 20,000 feet" was the best of the remakes and the best segment in the movie.
It even rivals the original episode with William Shatner.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on August 29, 2007, 01:17:11 PM
Nothing can top The Deer Hunter O0
This statement is 100% fully endorsed by Sir rrpower himself.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 29, 2007, 02:11:33 PM
It obviously isn't the case of my class. ::) About 15 of us (more than a half) graduated in History. ;D (From Grammar school in our country you graduate in four subjects, Czech Language and Literature and one foreign language are compulsory and the other two subjects you can choose. So many people in our class chose History. Me included, of course.)


I haven't seen any of the films you were talking about. :P Except Thin Red Line in cinema with school, and I was maybe 11 at that time and had no interest in war films, so I basicly watched only those non-war scenes. And now I'm biased against it, because we had to go there, no matter if we wanted to see it or not; and I'll probably never watch it again...

And the thing you say about Pearl Harbor is funny. ;D Our History teacher wasn't very keen on it as well. But I haven't seen it either. Maybe because the way I learned about this film wasn't very nice... I went to cinema to another film, saw the trailer before it, and from the trailer I learned that it happened on the day I have birthday. And now the only thing I remember is this and not even the film I went to see actually. :P

But Band of Brothers definitelly belongs to my favourites.

Your class is full of smart people Marmota, you included  O0. and I am glad you love Band of Brothers, it's a brilliant series. If you want to see  a real Pearl Harbor film, try Tora, Tora, Tora.

And if anyone is interested in the Russian front, try Cross of Iron (with James Coburn) or 1993's Stalingrad which back then was probably the most graphic war film of all time. I have seen neither films but I have high hopes for them.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 29, 2007, 02:13:33 PM
This statement is 100% fully endorsed by Sir rrpower himself.

In terms of a full blown Vietnam war film, "Platoon" surely can contend.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 29, 2007, 02:41:56 PM
This statement is 100% fully endorsed by Sir rrpower himself.


Sir?

You mean Madame.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on August 29, 2007, 03:00:10 PM
Damn you, you peacemaking bastard!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: geoman-1 on August 29, 2007, 03:01:14 PM
Damn you, you peacemaking bastard!
;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 29, 2007, 03:02:23 PM
Damn you, you peacemaking bastard!

 ;D rr's on the prowl again.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 29, 2007, 04:30:59 PM
In terms of a full blown Vietnam war film, "Platoon" surely can contend.

Yeah! Or Hamburger Hill.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on August 29, 2007, 05:18:59 PM
Yeah! Or Hamburger Hill.

Hamburger Hill is good but #1 good?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 29, 2007, 08:06:36 PM

3:10 to Yuma (2007) 8/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on August 29, 2007, 09:51:04 PM
Dead Silence-4/5 One of the best horror movies to come out for a LONG time and i barely saw it today :-\ It would have been a 5 had it not been for the CGI tounge.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on August 30, 2007, 12:00:30 AM
It would have been a 5 had it not been for the CGI tounge.

It was better in the theatre.
The CGI tongue was put in for the dvd release.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 30, 2007, 12:08:08 AM
Hamburger Hill is good but #1 good?

I'll have to watch all my Vietnam movies to see.


I also liked We Were Soldiers.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: marmota-b on August 30, 2007, 12:54:15 AM
3:10 to Yuma (2007) 8/10

I envy you. >:( It will take ages until it arrives here, if ever. Because if it does, it will be the first western I see in regular cinema! (Well, I saw Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, but it's not the same, it's not a new film!)

And if anyone is interested in the Russian front, try Cross of Iron (with James Coburn)

I want to see that one, if for nothing else, than for Coburn, because he was great in the films I've seen so far. He's becoming one of my favourite actors. :)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on August 30, 2007, 06:10:59 AM
I rewatched Hombre 10/10, Dir By Martin Ritt with, Paul Newman, Richard Boone, Fredric March, Diane Cilento, Cameron Mitchell,  Martin Balsam, and Frank Silvera, still a great Western & has a real time 3 way shoot out at the end.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: marmota-b on August 30, 2007, 06:18:25 AM
Now, stay on your seats, because I'm going to make a statement... the only problem is I already made it in another thread. But still stay on your seats.

Once Upon A Time In America - 10/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on August 30, 2007, 07:13:12 AM
YESSSSS!  Sorry, Marmota, but i'm jumping for joy right now.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on August 30, 2007, 07:25:33 AM
How do you say it ranks with Leone's other movies, marmota?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on August 30, 2007, 09:04:20 AM
I envy you. >:( It will take ages until it arrives here, if ever. Because if it does, it will be the first western I see in regular cinema!
This is exactly my case, too.

Once Upon A Time In America - 10/10
That's is the one and only acceptable rating for that film. I'm glad you liked it. O0 I'm also interested to hear how you rate it among the other Leones.



Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 30, 2007, 09:14:32 AM
I envy you. >:( It will take ages until it arrives here, if ever. Because if it does, it will be the first western I see in regular cinema! (Well, I saw Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, but it's not the same, it's not a new film!)

I want to see that one, if for nothing else, than for Coburn, because he was great in the films I've seen so far. He's becoming one of my favourite actors. :)

It's ok marmota! You will see it soon enough. Just be patient. I watched it with a great crowd too. Everyone was so into it. It was a fun time.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: marmota-b on August 30, 2007, 10:45:10 AM
OUATIA compared? I don't know. I don't feel like comparing it. It's different.

Still OUATITW is probably my favourite, because it's just so perfect... haha. But I really enjoyed OUATIA, never got bored when watching it. And with such a long film that's a great compliment! I was thinking about making an intermission at some moment, to eat something or so, but I just couldn't stop watching!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 30, 2007, 12:42:08 PM
3:10 to Yuma (1957) 9/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on August 30, 2007, 03:21:24 PM
Roman Holday - Finally got to see this after much waiting thanks to a newfound Pitt friend. O0 What can I say? Audrey, will you marry me? 9/10 :-*


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 30, 2007, 04:58:44 PM
Once Upon A Time In America - 10/10

Finally!   :D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 30, 2007, 07:40:14 PM
Superbad 5/10, I will not take my girlfriend to see this.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 30, 2007, 08:01:30 PM
Roman Holday - Finally got to see this after much waiting thanks to a newfound Pitt friend. O0 What can I say? Audrey, will you marry me? 9/10 :-*

Ahhhh one of my favorite films. It's nice to see you watched this Groggy! I watched this for the first time when I was a little kid and I fell in love with Audrey right then and there. She was really something.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on August 30, 2007, 08:40:07 PM
No question of it. It was such an adorable film.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 30, 2007, 09:23:49 PM
No question of it. It was such an adorable film.

I think this is the first time you and I are in total agreement Groggy! Yes!!!!  :)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 30, 2007, 09:35:35 PM
Roman Holday - Finally got to see this after much waiting thanks to a newfound Pitt friend. O0 What can I say? Audrey, will you marry me? 9/10 :-*

This is the film that introduced me to Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn. I wanted to marry Audrey too.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on August 30, 2007, 09:44:20 PM
Superbad 5/10, I will not take my girlfriend to see this.
DONT TAKE HER TO SEE BALLS OF FURY.

God, what a ****ing piece of horse ****. I gave a more graphic review to TB on AIM, though I can't post it here. Even I can't let poor marmota's eyes see that.

1/10.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on August 30, 2007, 10:24:31 PM
DONT TAKE HER TO SEE BALLS OF FURY.

God, what a ****ing piece of horse ****. I gave a more graphic review to TB on AIM, though I can't post it here. Even I can't let poor marmota's eyes see that.

1/10.


send me a copy please.
The movie did indeed suck.
The only thing worth while is the blind uncle.
And Maggie Q does funny things to my pants.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 30, 2007, 10:27:21 PM
DONT TAKE HER TO SEE BALLS OF FURY.

God, what a ****ing piece of horse ****. I gave a more graphic review to TB on AIM, though I can't post it here. Even I can't let poor marmota's eyes see that.

1/10.

Funny, my friend and I arrived at the threatre half an hour early and we decided to watch some of that to kill time. We saw the part from they arrived to the tournement to the sex slave, and then to the first match. Why is Christopher Walkin trying to destory his career?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 30, 2007, 10:49:15 PM
Dog Day Afternoon - 10/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 30, 2007, 10:50:45 PM
Dog Day Afternoon - 10/10

Loved that movie. Great choice  O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: marmota-b on August 31, 2007, 04:05:09 AM
Finally!   :D

 ;D Yes, it took me a while...


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 31, 2007, 10:50:55 AM
;D Yes, it took me a while...

it will take me awhile longer  :( but I am happy for you  O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jill on August 31, 2007, 11:57:30 AM
Det sjunde inseglet (The Seventh Seal) - 10/10

Finally I've seen it. Really a great movie. Death just rocks.  O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Mw/NNrules on August 31, 2007, 12:03:32 PM
Det sjunde inseglet (The Seventh Seal) - 10/10

Finally I've seen it. Really a great movie. Death just rocks.  O0
I thought it was okay, on my first viewing, but on my second I thought it was great.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: marmota-b on September 01, 2007, 04:34:11 AM
I liked Seventh Seal. On the first viewing. Still haven't got to watch it again, though I've had it at home maybe two years...


Kulový blesk (Ball Lightning) - 5/5
Czech comedy, tragicomedy... Father called it the best film of all times. I disagree, but it's definitelly very close for me. Among comedies with no doubt. Because it's more than just a comedy.

(And it proves that the director of Le Corniaud was wrong, when he said in the interview on DVD that comedy cannot use interesting camera angles and interesting shots, that it has to be mostly the same and that what happens before the camera is most important... I watched this comedy a week before and didn't like it that much as Kulový blesk. Though Kulový blesk is a very different type of comedy, and probably mostly enjoyable for Czechs and assorted nations. But that doesn't make a difference: he was obviously wrong.)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: mal247 on September 01, 2007, 09:29:13 AM
Donnie Brasco 8/10

Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen. Director Mike Newell.

The DVD jacket says "The finest gangster film since 'The Godfather'".  Don't really agree with that but it's an interesting and enjoyable movie.  Approx 2 hours long.  Al Pacino & Michael Madsen great as always - Johnny Depp showing real depth of character pre his pirate days.  Based on the true story of Joe Pistone, an FBI special agent, who infiltrated the mob and lived with them for 6 years.  The director and cast spent time with real gangsters and the FBI agent and the film benefits from this.

Certainly worth watching if you like this genre. 


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 01, 2007, 09:56:02 AM
Donnie Brasco 8/10

Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen. Director Mike Newell.

The DVD jacket says "The finest gangster film since 'The Godfather'".  Don't really agree with that but it's an interesting and enjoyable movie.  Approx 2 hours long.  Al Pacino & Michael Madsen great as always - Johnny Depp showing real depth of character pre his pirate days.  Based on the true story of Joe Pistone, an FBI special agent, who infiltrated the mob and lived with them for 6 years.  The director and cast spent time with real gangsters and the FBI agent and the film benefits from this.

Certainly worth watching if you like this genre. 

I've been a huge fan of this film since it was released. I think it's extremely underrated and Al Pacino was outstanding. He should have took home the best supporting actor award for this.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on September 01, 2007, 11:40:13 AM
HALLOWEEN remake

My review still stands. The added scenes don't help it minus the ending which was an improvement over the horrible "workprint".
1/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 01, 2007, 11:43:29 AM
HALLOWEEN remake

My review still stands. The added scenes don't help it minus the ending which was an improvement over the horrible "workprint".
1/5

Again, it's not as bad as Firecracker says people. It's not good, but not this horrible.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on September 01, 2007, 11:48:14 AM
Again, it's not as bad as Firecracker says people. It's not good, but not this horrible.

you didn't see the "workprint".


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on September 01, 2007, 01:05:54 PM
Actually im happy that zombie made the remake so as I would have a better chance of seeing Death Sentence without getting in trouble O0 and i did see

Death Sentence-4.5/5 People actually screamed when the son and wife were shot


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on September 01, 2007, 01:23:59 PM
Actually im happy that zombie made the remake so as I would have a better chance of seeing Death Sentence without getting in trouble O0 and i did see

Death Sentence-4.5/5 People actually screamed when the son and wife were shot


Yeah this was a great movie.

Don't go see Hallowween, see DEATH SENTENCE instead.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on September 01, 2007, 01:28:58 PM

Yeah this was a great movie.

Don't go see Hallowween, see DEATH SENTENCE instead.

The best scene was when he gets the guns and tries to figure how to use them and messes up while doing it ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on September 01, 2007, 01:46:48 PM
People actually screamed when the son and wife were shot


I'm glad that directors are finally getting the balls to show disturbing things like a child's murder to evoke the audience's rage.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Mw/NNrules on September 01, 2007, 05:43:39 PM

I'm glad that directors are finally getting the balls to show disturbing things like a child's murder to evoke the audience's rage.
Hollywood would be better off like that. Instead they give us mindless fantasy, like POTC 3.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 01, 2007, 06:42:08 PM
Hollywood would be better off like that. Instead they give us mindless fantasy, like POTC 3.

Why would you compare a family film like Pirates to Death Sentence? Two totally different genre's and subject material. Pirates is in no way mindless fantasy. I actually enjoyed that trilogy very much. Depp is great as ususal.

Death Sentence is the modern day Charles Bronson film. If anybody loves revenge films, go see this immedietly.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Mw/NNrules on September 01, 2007, 07:05:26 PM
Why would you compare a family film like Pirates to Death Sentence? Two totally different genre's and subject material. Pirates is in no way mindless fantasy. I actually enjoyed that trilogy very much. Depp is great as ususal.

Death Sentence is the modern day Charles Bronson film. If anybody loves revenge films, go see this immedietly.
Well to each his own. POTC 2, and 3 dissapoint me, even on repeated viewings. And I think the series as a whole is very overrated. But, as I said before, to each his own,


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on September 01, 2007, 07:58:19 PM
3:10 to Yuma (original) - 5/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on September 01, 2007, 09:35:17 PM
Death Sentence is the modern day Charles Bronson film. If anybody loves revenge films, go see this immedietly.

No its not. There's absoultley no way you could compare the Death Wish series to Death Sentence. Probably you can compare Death Wish as its self but really theres no similarity besides the revenge theme.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on September 01, 2007, 11:10:14 PM
The best scene was when he gets the guns and tries to figure how to use them and messes up while doing it ;D

Huh? I don't recall this at all.

You mean when he visits Goodman near the end?


hey, did you happen to find the old judge very familiar? ;)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on September 01, 2007, 11:26:28 PM
Huh? I don't recall this at all.

You mean when he visits Goodman near the end?


hey, did you happen to find the old judge very familiar? ;)

Its after that scene and he takes the guns to his tool shed and tries to figure out what bullets go where and how to load the guns.Its basically just the opposite of every revenge movie where the guy at the end figures out how to use a gun out of nowhere ;D

and yeah "Judge Shaw" what a cool reference.Did you see the face of the saw doll when john goodman gets shot? It was right before that when he yelling at his son.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on September 02, 2007, 12:10:24 AM
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest -- 9/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on September 02, 2007, 12:25:51 AM


and yeah "Judge Shaw" what a cool reference.Did you see the face of the saw doll when john goodman gets shot? It was right before that when he yelling at his son.

No I didn't catch the SAW doll. Probably for the best. I think that is too much.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on September 02, 2007, 09:20:57 AM
Dressed to Kill (1980) - 7/10
Borrows/steals quite a bit from Hitchcock (which of De Palma's films wouldn't :-X ?). The opening was pretty odd. The score has a Morricone-like feeling. I've seen both better and worse films from De Palma.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: mal247 on September 02, 2007, 11:37:01 AM
Death Sentence is the modern day Charles Bronson film. If anybody loves revenge films, go see this immediately. 

I'm looking forward to seeing this soon. I thought Death Wish & Death Sentence were both based on novels by Brian Garfield and the trailers indicate some similarities.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on September 02, 2007, 11:38:20 AM
I'm looking forward to seeing this soon. I thought Death Wish & Death Sentence were both based on novels by Brian Garfield and the trailers indicate some similarities.

Death Wish is a basically a stand alone film while the book Death Sentence is the sequal to Death Wish but instead of a sequal it was made into a standalone film.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on September 02, 2007, 11:50:54 AM
The Cameraman (1928) - 8/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on September 02, 2007, 02:43:54 PM
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest -- 9/10

Did you watch that on AMC yesterday? I love that movie. One of my favorite performances ever.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 02, 2007, 05:37:45 PM

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) 10/10

Just a flat out great adventure story with great acting through out. I really can't stand Humphrey Bogart's character though. He's one of the most greedy, paranoid, self-centered characters you will ever see. Good acting on his part though, even though he's as dry as always.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on September 02, 2007, 05:40:38 PM
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) 10/10

Just a flat out great adventure story with great acting through out. I really can't stand Humphrey Bogart's character though. He's one of the most greedy, paranoid, self-centered characters you will ever see. Good acting on his part though, even though he's as dry as always.

I think the writers and director John Huston want you to hate Bogart's character. I couldn't stand him either, I liked him better in Casablanca. Great ending though.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on September 02, 2007, 05:44:41 PM
Treasure of the Siera Madre is indeed an excellent film. O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 02, 2007, 06:04:00 PM
Treasure of the Siera Madre is indeed an excellent film. O0

Yes sir! ;)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on September 02, 2007, 09:08:57 PM
3:10 to Yuma (remake)  -   6/5



Wow! What a great movie! I loved every second of it. I went with a friend who's never seen a western in his life and he really liked it too. Action scenes were done really well, acting was great (Ben Foster stole the movie for me as the pyscho killer who kicks ass with a gun), and the final scene.....wow. I won't ruin it for you.



This movie I can easily say surpasses the original by a mile.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on September 02, 2007, 09:28:00 PM
Peace, why have you not left reviews for Roycky and The Holy Cylinder, which you also watched?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on September 02, 2007, 09:53:55 PM
The Holy Cylinder - 10/5


Once again, a true masterpiece by the greatest film maker of our time.....Roy Power. The film is an epic adventure to uncover an item shrouded in mystery; The Holy Cylinder! F*ck the Holy Grail! This is ten times more valuable. And only two men are brave enough to carry out the wishes of the all-knowing Wizard and return the Holy Cylinder. Along the way they must defeat evil forces whose sole purpose in life is to create diversions and stand in the way of our heroes.




A cinematic landmark!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on September 02, 2007, 09:56:55 PM
Dead Man's Shoes-5/5 Great film man O0

Straw Dogs-4.9/5 I would give it a 5 but it was a real let down from all the hype ive heard about it. Also i dont really see it as a revenge film but more as a "Who am I?" movie.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on September 02, 2007, 10:34:39 PM
Straw Dogs-4.9/5 I would give it a 5 but it was a real let down from all the hype ive heard about it. Also i dont really see it as a revenge film but more as a "Who am I?" movie.

Correct, Hoffman never even finds out about George's rape. So he has nothing to avenge.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 02, 2007, 10:45:59 PM
3:10 to Yuma (remake)  -   6/5



Wow! What a great movie! I loved every second of it. I went with a friend who's never seen a western in his life and he really liked it too. Action scenes were done really well, acting was great (Ben Foster stole the movie for me as the pyscho killer who kicks ass with a gun), and the final scene.....wow. I won't ruin it for you.



This movie I can easily say surpasses the original by a mile.

I'm happy you loved it Peace!!!! Finally someone here besides myself who has seen it so far. Now I can talk to someone about it! PM me if you're itching to talk about it some more in detail! I'm actually going to see it again this week. I can't wait! I'm glad you mentioned the ending which was a shocker to me, and a great one at that.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on September 02, 2007, 10:54:25 PM
I don't even have to see the remake to tell you that the original is better.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 02, 2007, 10:57:48 PM
Man on Fire (2004) 8/10

A great revenge film. Denzel Washington headlines a stellar cast in Dakota Fanning, Christopher Walken, Mickey Rourke, and Marc Anthony about a former hired assassin who swears vengeance on those who committed kiddnapping on the little girl he was sworn to protect. It's vintage Denzel Washington here in a role the fits him perfectly. Tony Scott directs.

How can you not love a film that has the lines...

"Forgiveness is between them and God. It's my job to arrange the meeting."

"What I do best. I'm gonna kill 'em. Anyone that was involved. Anybody who profited from it. Anybody who opens their eyes at me."

"He'll deliver more justice in a weekend than ten years of your courts and tribunals."

"A man can be an artist... in anything, food, whatever. It depends on how good he is at it. Creasey's art is death. He's about to paint his masterpiece."

This film would have made a great western.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Sonny on September 02, 2007, 11:39:31 PM

Death Sentence 4/5

Excellent thriller.  It's a combination drama/action flick.  I thought it was very well made.
It's too bad it's already bombing..

I blame it all on that shitty Halloween remake.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on September 02, 2007, 11:42:24 PM
I blame it all on that shitty Halloween remake.

me too :'(


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on September 03, 2007, 08:51:43 AM
I don't even have to see the remake to tell you that the original is better.

That's a bit biased.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on September 03, 2007, 08:53:44 AM
I DON'T CARE!


The original was awesome.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on September 03, 2007, 08:55:48 AM
I agree, but the remake was even more awesome.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on September 03, 2007, 08:58:39 AM
Fine!

I gues i'll have to see it.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 03, 2007, 09:05:06 AM
They're both great films. It's just a matter which style of filmmaking you prefer. I think they're both different even though they have the same subject matter.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on September 03, 2007, 01:55:11 PM
Death Sentence 4/5

Excellent thriller.  It's a combination drama/action flick.  I thought it was very well made.
It's too bad it's already bombing..

I blame it all on that shitty Halloween remake.

That and how critics hate it. Especially Roeper. He was brutal.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on September 03, 2007, 09:17:31 PM
Serpico - 4/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on September 03, 2007, 09:27:24 PM
Ok tell me this between the old & new 3:10 to Yuma is the episode between Glen Ford & Fleicia Farr still intact in the new version and does Russel Crow and whoever have the same powerful chemistry, I'm asking this because I think this is one of the highlights on the old version.

The other questions are is the cinematography as good and what about the score?



Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on September 03, 2007, 09:29:31 PM
Saw Point Blank again tonight on TCM great film 5/5
Lee Marvin bad ass & a very cute Angie Dickenson in the altogether. John Boorman Dir.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on September 03, 2007, 09:35:26 PM
Ok tell me this between the old & new 3:10 to Yuma is the episode between Glen Ford & Fleicia Farr still intact in the new version and does Russel Crow and whoever have the same powerful chemistry, I'm asking this because I think this is one of the highlights on the old version.

The other questions are is the cinematography as good and what about the score?



The Emmy character in this one has less of a role but for the most part I would say that the chemistry between them is in tact though not as powerful. They even use the original quote about her feeling too skinny.


Cinematography was pretty good, this is one area where I think the original trumphs. The cinematography in the remake isn't as good, but that's okay. I still feel the new version is much better, and that's saying a lot. Any SW fan will probably prefer the new one.

I also noticed a shot that reminded me of DYS, but I highly doubt they knew about it. There's a shot of the wagon approaching from the angle of the bushes, similar to the opening credits of DYS.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on September 03, 2007, 09:37:08 PM
and the score?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on September 03, 2007, 09:37:57 PM
and the score?

Good.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on September 03, 2007, 09:38:47 PM
TB said the soundtrack was fantastic during the closing credits, but I was so excited talking with my friend about how much I loved it I forgot to stay.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on September 03, 2007, 09:40:14 PM
cool I'll be seeing it on friday. O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 03, 2007, 09:41:50 PM
TB said the soundtrack was fantastic during the closing credits, but I was so excited talking with my friend about how much I loved it I forgot to stay.

Yeah, the music was solid and fit the film perfectly. Nothing to go crazy about, but like Peace said, I did love the closing credits music!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on September 03, 2007, 09:52:00 PM
The Killing - Bleh. Nothing special, a nuts and bolts crime drama so far as I could tell. 6/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on September 03, 2007, 09:53:43 PM
I personally love The Killing. It's style is so fresh and entertaining, the direction perfect, the structure of the story perfect especially for the short running time. It's the Rashomon of noir, Kubrick's best, and one of my favorite films.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on September 03, 2007, 09:56:12 PM
I personally love The Killing. It's style is so fresh and entertaining, the direction perfect, the structure of the story perfect especially for the short running time. It's the Rashomon of noir, Kubrick's best, and one of my favorite films.

Well, I'm glad you enjoyed it dude. I couldn't get into it at all.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on September 03, 2007, 10:17:49 PM
The Killing - Bleh. Nothing special, a nuts and bolts crime drama so far as I could tell. 6/10

I agree.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: marmota-b on September 04, 2007, 02:39:16 AM
Pan's Labyrinth - I still am not sure if I want to give it 9/10 or 10/10... I have a feeling like I had met those ideas used to show Vidal's personality before, plus some scenes were too disturbing for me, and a bit unnecessary or too long ... But it's definitelly one of my strongest cinematic experiences in recent months, anyway.

But one thing I know for sure: I give 0/10 to that person who rated it as "accessible for youth" or how would you translate the Czech rating... Because it means even a 3-years-old can go see it and I really don't think it would be a good idea. I remember how I was disturbed by Walt Disney's Snow White when I was 3!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on September 04, 2007, 02:03:09 PM
Pan's Labyrinth - I still am not sure if I want to give it 9/10 or 10/10... I have a feeling like I had met those ideas used to show Vidal's personality before, plus some scenes were too disturbing for me, and a bit unnecessary or too long ... But it's definitelly one of my strongest cinematic experiences in recent months, anyway.

But one thing I know for sure: I give 0/10 to that person who rated it as "accessible for youth" or how would you translate the Czech rating... Because it means even a 3-years-old can go see it and I really don't think it would be a good idea. I remember how I was disturbed by Walt Disney's Snow White when I was 3!

Finally, someone who agrees with me  O0 I thought they went a little overboard with Captain Vidal's personality. To me it felt like they were trying too hard to make him a bad guy.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Mw/NNrules on September 04, 2007, 02:31:50 PM
Pan's Labyrinth is great, even if some of the characters are one dimensional. While I wouldn't show this to a 3 year old, I know some seventh and eigth graders who've seen (and enjoyed) it. Honestly, I think some people treat anyone from middle or elementary school like they still believe in Santa Clause, The Tooth Fairy, leprechauns and the like. Sure there might be a few kids who'd be scared (some scenes are scary), but most would get over it. All the horror from Pan's Labyrinth is just sudden shocks (from the visuals), nothing more then that. Anyone under ten might be a little more freaked, but kids over ten should be given more freedom then that. It's almost as if some adults don't think kids know about bad words, sex, drugs, violence, and that sort of stuff. However most kids wouldn't want to watch this one. Advertising it as foreign, and an art film might make them think it's boring or something.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on September 04, 2007, 03:50:05 PM
Anna - 1950's Italian melodrama with Silvana Mangano and Raf Vallone. I had to watch it for my film class. I found it quite unwatchable. - 3/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on September 04, 2007, 06:26:42 PM
Hard Candy (2005) 7/10. Disturbing tale of a 14 year old avenging angel, lureing a sex offender who meets girls online into a trap where she tortures him into insanity. It's one messed up movie.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on September 04, 2007, 06:52:56 PM
Sergeant Rutledge half Cavalry/Indian flick half Courtroom Drama entertaining but not outstanding Woody is great 3.5/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: marmota-b on September 05, 2007, 03:14:29 AM
While I wouldn't show this to a 3 year old, I know some seventh and eigth graders who've seen (and enjoyed) it. Honestly, I think some people treat anyone from middle or elementary school like they still believe in Santa Clause, The Tooth Fairy, leprechauns and the like. Sure there might be a few kids who'd be scared (some scenes are scary), but most would get over it. All the horror from Pan's Labyrinth is just sudden shocks (from the visuals), nothing more then that. Anyone under ten might be a little more freaked, but kids over ten should be given more freedom then that. It's almost as if some adults don't think kids know about bad words, sex, drugs, violence, and that sort of stuff. However most kids wouldn't want to watch this one. Advertising it as foreign, and an art film might make them think it's boring or something.

Well, I agree with you on most things, my problem is, there aren't enough rating groups in our country, so, as I wrote, as it is rated now, even a 3-years-old could go see it and it's not the best idea.
If for nothing else, 3-years-olds cannot read subtitles.

But I don't think the horror of Pan's Labyrinth is only the visuals... the scene when Vidal and Ophelia are sitting outside her mother's room, on the bench... there isn't any visual horror, but realising that Ophelia is doomed to stay with Vidal... well, but maybe children wouldn't realise that so strongly, I don't know.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Jill on September 05, 2007, 11:19:41 AM
Battle Royale - 9/10

Very good. I want to read the book now.  O0



Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Mw/NNrules on September 05, 2007, 01:09:53 PM
Well, I agree with you on most things, my problem is, there aren't enough rating groups in our country, so, as I wrote, as it is rated now, even a 3-years-old could go see it and it's not the best idea.
If for nothing else, 3-years-olds cannot read subtitles.

But I don't think the horror of Pan's Labyrinth is only the visuals... the scene when Vidal and Ophelia are sitting outside her mother's room, on the bench... there isn't any visual horror, but realising that Ophelia is doomed to stay with Vidal... well, but maybe children wouldn't realise that so strongly, I don't know.
Yeah. About the three year old thing, it's a funny internet story. On Netflix, yet another dumb person was complaining about subtitles in her review. She said that she read the subs aloud to her four year old. And then, apparently, they got bored. Honestly, how much did they watch? Five minutes? A four year old?  :-\.
I agree about the visuals. Knowing your mother is dying because of your failure.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: marmota-b on September 05, 2007, 02:08:52 PM
On Netflix, yet another dumb person was complaining about subtitles in her review. She said that she read the subs aloud to her four year old. And then, apparently, they got bored. Honestly, how much did they watch? Five minutes? A four year old?  :-\.

 ::)

Of course, it's a pity that some films have only subtitles, so some people just can't watch them. (And I mean seriously can't, like small children.) On the other hand, dubbing often destroys a film...


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Mw/NNrules on September 05, 2007, 02:14:29 PM
::)

Of course, it's a pity that some films have only subtitles, so some people just can't watch them. (And I mean seriously can't, like small children.) On the other hand, dubbing often destroys a film...
Yeah. But I hate it when adults complain, when I can find three kids who don't mind it. I can understand people with reading disabilities not liking it, but it doesn't help that ppl w/o reading disabilities are complaining. Specifically, it doesn't help the American stereotype of people being uneducated slobs.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: marmota-b on September 05, 2007, 02:46:08 PM
Yeah. But I hate it when adults complain, when I can find three kids who don't mind it. I can understand people with reading disabilities not liking it, but it doesn't help that ppl w/o reading disabilities are complaining. Specifically, it doesn't help the American stereotype of people being uneducated slobs.

Most people probably consider films something to relax, so they don't want to bother with reading subtitles... and I think the same problem would be here as well, only that we probably are more used to subtitles, because most films played here are foreign ones. :) But for me it's actually easier to follow a film with subtitles than a dubbed one. ;D


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: moviesceleton on September 05, 2007, 02:57:25 PM
Americans just can't read ::)

Jim Jarmusch doesn't allow his films being dubbed (pretty random, I know...)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Mw/NNrules on September 05, 2007, 02:58:31 PM
Dubbed films I enjoy
The Dollars Trilogy
Any good Godzilla film. The dubbing's hilarious.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: marmota-b on September 05, 2007, 03:13:21 PM
Dubbed films I enjoy
The Dollars Trilogy

I enjoy these dubbed in English. Not in Czech. ::)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Mw/NNrules on September 05, 2007, 03:19:32 PM
Americans just can't read ::)

Jim Jarmusch doesn't allow his films being dubbed (pretty random, I know...)
It's an obvious defense mechanism against stupid ppl.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on September 05, 2007, 03:56:32 PM
Battle Royale - 9/10

Very good. I want to read the book now.  O0



Kinji Fukasaku, AWESOME director.

UNDER THE FLAG OF THE RISING SUN and BATTLES WITHOUT HONOR AND HUMANITY are masterpieces.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on September 05, 2007, 05:02:48 PM
Say Anything 7/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 06, 2007, 09:06:50 AM
Say Anything 7/10

I love this film! One of those 80's classics that will never get old.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on September 06, 2007, 12:05:16 PM
I love this film! One of those 80's classics that will never get old.

Yeah it wasn't a typical 80's film, just a simple romance film. I can't believe the boom box scene took all day to shoot.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 06, 2007, 12:06:54 PM
Yeah it wasn't a typical 80's film, just a simple romance film. I can't believe the boom box scene took all day to shoot.

I know. You would think that scene would only take at most, twenty minutes to shoot and reshoot if possible. I guess John wasn't holding the boom box right? haha


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on September 06, 2007, 12:13:32 PM
I know. You would think that scene would only take at most, twenty minutes to shoot and reshoot if possible. I guess John wasn't holding the boom box right? haha

He was holding it a different time each take. He was trying not to make his character appear weak. One take he was just sitting on the hood of his car with the boom box next to him.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on September 06, 2007, 02:29:30 PM
Battle of Algiers - Wow, what a disturbing film. Further commentary may or may not come later. 9/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on September 06, 2007, 06:19:32 PM
The Grapes of Wrath-10/10. Great portrayal of The Great Depression, and among John Ford's best, one of Henry Fonda's most memerable performances.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on September 06, 2007, 06:47:41 PM
Quote
you really hate it that much huh cigar?


I don't hate it, I just didn't get into it.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on September 06, 2007, 07:09:14 PM
Black Robe - Decent film about Canadian Jesuits living among the Algonquin Indians in 17th Century Canada. Had to watch it for my history class. It was okay. - 7/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on September 06, 2007, 08:19:03 PM
Citizen Kane - 9/10
My third viewing of the film. A technical masterpiece, and almost a personal one as well.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on September 06, 2007, 08:51:32 PM
Quote
Black Robe - Decent film about Canadian Jesuits living among the Algonquin Indians in 17th Century Canada. Had to watch it for my history class. It was okay. - 7/10

I liked this one too, you know a lot of the details of it came right out of the Jesuit Relations.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on September 06, 2007, 09:08:22 PM
So I've heard. If I liked this, would I like "The Mission", you think?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on September 06, 2007, 09:25:00 PM
The Dirty Dozen-5/5 Great movie  O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on September 06, 2007, 10:29:37 PM
Glengarry GlenRoss - 5/5


My second viewing of this fantastic film.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Firecracker on September 06, 2007, 10:53:50 PM
Glengarry GlenRoss - 5/5


My second viewing of this fantastic film.


it truly is.
Reminds me of ROPE although they have no true relation except the action taking place all in one room.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 07, 2007, 08:49:23 AM
Glengarry GlenRoss - 5/5


My second viewing of this fantastic film.

I'm happy you liked it Peacemaker. This film is riveting. Brilliantly acted.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: cigar joe on September 07, 2007, 09:09:44 AM
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So I've heard. If I liked this, would I like "The Mission", you think?

Yes, & its got Morricone to boot!


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 07, 2007, 09:13:12 AM
Yes, & its got Morricone to boot!

A brilliant Morricone score at that.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on September 07, 2007, 09:17:08 AM
Yes, & its got Morricone to boot!

And a script by Robert Bolt. ;)


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Mw/NNrules on September 07, 2007, 02:02:18 PM
The Dirty Dozen-5/5 Great movie  O0
Yeah that's a great one. The first time Roger Ebert saw it, he was surprised by how violent it was. He'd just recently began his career.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on September 07, 2007, 03:17:29 PM
The Lion in Winter - Funny, I feel EXACTLY the same way I did the first time viewing Becket. Excellent script, brilliant actors - BUT, it's just not that interesting. Now I liked Becket a lot more the second time I viewed it, so maybe I'll feel the same way if I watch this film again. But for now, a generous 7/10.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on September 07, 2007, 03:28:37 PM

it truly is.
Reminds me of ROPE although they have no true relation except the action taking place all in one room.


The film is meant to be seen just for the brilliant performances by one of, if not, the greatest acting ensembles in the history of cinema. Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris, Kevin Spacey, they were all great!


It's funny because I was at a house closing a few weeks ago and I had a long talk with a real estate agent, a cool down-to-earth guy with a kick-ass sense of humor, about the film.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on September 07, 2007, 04:14:27 PM
12 Angry Men 8/10


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 07, 2007, 04:16:01 PM

The film is meant to be seen just for the brilliant performances by one of, if not, the greatest acting ensembles in the history of cinema. Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris, Kevin Spacey, they were all great!


It's funny because I was at a house closing a few weeks ago and I had a long talk with a real estate agent, a cool down-to-earth guy with a kick-ass sense of humor, about the film.


Peace, didn't you and I have a talk about this film a couple months back. I mentioned how great it was and you said the acting was brilliant but the plot was thin, something of that effect. I think you like it even more now that you've seen it again, am I right?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on September 07, 2007, 04:34:02 PM
A brilliant Morricone score at that.

I copied the album onto my computer from a CD I got at the library.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 07, 2007, 04:42:21 PM
I copied the album onto my computer from a CD I got at the library.

You've seen the movie though right Kev?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on September 07, 2007, 05:47:41 PM
I copied the album onto my computer from a CD I got at the library.

Yes, I have heard the score. I believe I had "Gabriel's Oboe" on my MP3 player (until I lost it). :'(


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Noodles_SlowStir on September 07, 2007, 05:59:31 PM
The Mission is a great score.  I was just searching You Tube for some of the experimental non cinema Morricone work (couldn't find)...I had to listen to the some of the live versions of his notables.  One was The Mission suite with Gabriel's Oboe and The Mission from that score.  Outstanding.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvBT9sqXnew&mode=related&search=


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on September 07, 2007, 08:16:04 PM
You've seen the movie though right Kev?

Long time ago. I don't remember much of it.

I didn't know 12 Angry Men was remade in 1997 with Jack Lemmon, Tony Danza, and James Gandolfini. I've been trying to watch more Henry Fonda films.

Right now I am watching Sabrina..the original.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on September 07, 2007, 08:24:51 PM
Right now I am watching Sabrina..the original.

Aw, I love that movie. Audrey is totally adorable. :-*


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on September 07, 2007, 08:25:47 PM
Aw, I love that movie. Audrey is totally adorable. :-*

Yeah, and this is one of Bogart's last films. He talks funny.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on September 07, 2007, 08:26:30 PM
Yeah, you know the stories about how he fought with pretty much everyone involved in that movie right?


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on September 07, 2007, 11:45:04 PM
Yeah that's a great one. The first time Roger Ebert saw it, he was surprised by how violent it was. He'd just recently began his career.

Yeah heard about how Robert Aldrich was  supposedly in line to win a oscar for best director but had to leave out the scene where Jim Brown dropping the grenades to blow up the bunker but didnt O0 thats awesome O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Mw/NNrules on September 08, 2007, 08:22:37 AM
Yeah heard about how Robert Aldrich was  supposedly in line to win a oscar for best director but had to leave out the scene where Jim Brown dropping the grenades to blow up the bunker but didnt O0 thats awesome O0
Good thing they kept that in. That was one of the best parts. Besides, I'd like to have an Oscar, but they're overrated.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on September 08, 2007, 10:04:46 AM
Yeah, you know the stories about how he fought with pretty much everyone involved in that movie right?

Yeah I heard he was nicest to Audrey though.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on September 08, 2007, 02:17:20 PM
The Holy Mountain -- 5/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on September 08, 2007, 02:29:54 PM
Yeah I heard he was nicest to Audrey though.

Really? I heard that he and Audrey were at dagger's points. Although I think Bogie apologized and they became friends after the filming was complete, which is good.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: KevinJCBJK on September 08, 2007, 03:11:07 PM
Really? I heard that he and Audrey were at dagger's points. Although I think Bogie apologized and they became friends after the filming was complete, which is good.

Yeah, I think he criticized her for her lack of experience in acting, and what not. But he was still nicer to her than the rest of the cast and crew. He was less meaner is a better way of putting it.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on September 08, 2007, 04:56:21 PM
Payback-3/5 It was ok for a revenge movie blue is ugly after a while O0


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on September 08, 2007, 05:18:23 PM
Peace, didn't you and I have a talk about this film a couple months back. I mentioned how great it was and you said the acting was brilliant but the plot was thin, something of that effect. I think you like it even more now that you've seen it again, am I right?

What I said before was that the plot is very thin and without the fantastic performances the movie wouldn't have been that interesting. But even then I said how much I loved it, nothing's  changed except now I'm thinking about making it my third favorite movie.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: PowerRR on September 08, 2007, 05:31:26 PM
Ed Wood - 9/10
Actually, I didn't finish watching it. I watched most of it and I have seen it fully once before.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on September 08, 2007, 05:41:59 PM
The Lion in Winter - Funny, I feel EXACTLY the same way I did the first time viewing Becket. Excellent script, brilliant actors - BUT, it's just not that interesting. Now I liked Becket a lot more the second time I viewed it, so maybe I'll feel the same way if I watch this film again. But for now, a generous 7/10.
Both Becket and Lion suffer from the same problem: they don't treat their characters like people of their time, but rather as if they were inhabitants of the late 20th Century. By trying to make historical personages "relevant", the writers sacrifice all that makes such characters interesting. I don't need faux Arthur Miller or Chekov versions of the Great Men of history. I want films that are windows on the past.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on September 08, 2007, 06:46:59 PM
I can see the validity of that argument, although I think "Becket" is a much worse offender in that regard. There are many quotable dialogues in both film, but it seems in both cases that they're rather blatant "great lines".

Do you enjoy "A Man for All Seasons" Dave? I don't remember your opinion on that one.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: dave jenkins on September 08, 2007, 07:50:58 PM
I do like AMFAS, even though it could be criticized for doing what I accuse those other films of doing. I guess the difference is that the central problem of AMFAS is a political one rather than a domestic one. Becket's problem has to do with the personal relationship between the two men (the politics is secondary), and Lion is essentially a study of a dysfunctional family (who, it just  happens,  are the country's rulers). But AMFAS explores questions about political duty and personal conscience, universal concerns in our post-Medieval world. So although the film is anachronistic, its subject matter remains both relevant and compelling.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Groggy on September 08, 2007, 08:33:18 PM
Well, I think MOST of the writing in AMFAS (not all of it admittedly) is at least trying to be period. An anachronistic phrase or idiom slips in from time to time but you rarely notice it. I've heard a lot of people criticize Bolt in his plays for reducing political problems to discussions between individuals. I don't agree necessarily, I think that's just as valid a way to discuss political issues as any.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: The Peacemaker on September 08, 2007, 09:54:50 PM
Heat - 4/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 08, 2007, 11:07:44 PM
Heat - 4/5

Heat 4/5?!?!!?!?!?! I think you watched the wrong film bro. Heat's a full fledged MASTERPIECE.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Silenzio on September 08, 2007, 11:08:46 PM
3:10 to Yuma (2007) -- 4/5


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 08, 2007, 11:12:21 PM
Jason and the Argonauts (1963) 9/10

One of the coolest films ever made. A special effects masterpiece of it's time. Definitely up there with the best fantasy/adventure films of all time. Just a fun film to watch.


Title: Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Post by: Kurug3n on September 08, 2007, 11:16:54 PM