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31  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: February 28, 2009, 11:11:57 PM
She certainly had a powerful screen presence.
32  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Thoughts on the 2009 Oscars on: February 28, 2009, 10:46:55 PM
I am late on this. But despite being entertaining (thanks to Hugh Jackman, Seth Rogen, James Franco and unexpectedly, Janusz Kaminski) the show was really sloppy, and the idea of 5 presenters presenting the acting Oscars was LAME. Just play the fucking clips and show us why these people are even nominated.
33  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: February 28, 2009, 10:43:39 PM
The Philadelpha Story. I give it a  Afro Afro Afro. Funny, even though it's damn old. If it was remade, it will make any Judd Apatow film look like shit. And if only James Stewart was a show stealer. One of my favorite actors, and Cary Grant had great chemistry with Stewart and Hepurn. Kate is a great actress, but something about her is not sexy at all.

White Heat- Another good movie, dated, but James Cagney is always fun to watch.

Julius Ceaser (1953), Marlon Brando was fantastic as usual, sadly he overshadows James Mason's peformance as Brutus. Mason had about 3 times the screentime as Brando. This is the film were Brando showed us he's more than a rebel. He proved himself a master of the art.

Currently watching Laurence Olivier's interpretation of Hamlet. So far it looks good.
34  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: February 22, 2009, 07:16:47 PM
No, that's Coffee and Cigarettes. Cigarettes & Coffee is a completely different film.

What? I never said that  Cheesy
35  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: OSCAR WINNERS CONFIRMED HERE on: February 22, 2009, 07:15:00 PM
Penelope Cruz just won Best Supporting Actress. Letter = debunked.

Damn. I wanted do that!
36  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What do you want to win Best Picture tomorrow? on: February 21, 2009, 08:52:12 PM
Slumdog will win. There really isn't any competiton except for Milk.
37  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: OSCAR WINNERS CONFIRMED HERE on: February 21, 2009, 08:51:07 PM
Defiance wins Best Score? You got to be fucking kidding me.

38  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: February 21, 2009, 11:26:26 AM
I liked it, Brando provided one of the only believable Shakespeare performances ever.

Sir Laurence "Larry" Olivier wrote Shakespeare.
39  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Alfred Hitchcock Discussion Thread on: February 21, 2009, 11:23:19 AM
I've seen Psycho, The Birds, North by North West, Marnie, The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934 version), Rebecca, Rear Window, and Vertigo.

I'm definitley a fan. Rebecca was probably his first masterpiece IMO.
40  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: February 21, 2009, 11:20:04 AM
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
I really can't rate this. Depp's performance is great and gave me laughs, and the overall style is certainly not boring. But ... WTF?

Two words. Terry Gilliam.
41  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: February 13, 2009, 11:36:10 PM
On The Waterfront- Good movie Afro

I always hear that this was one of Brando's greatest performances, and arguably his best. What struck me was how superb the supporting cast was. Eva Marie Saint's charming debut, Lee J. Cobb, Karl Munden and Rod Steiger provided the best supporting cast I have ever seen to such an oustanding lead by Brando.

Last Tango in Paris, another good movie, but flawed. There really was no plot, but Brando pulled his best peformance since On The Waterfront, and his last great peformance before he apparently loses his mind and threw his gift down the drain. Sure he had some impressive peformances, including his final film with De Niro but Last Tango was Brando's swan song to a great talent until he became no more than a "what the fuck is he thinking?" kind of guy. Or simply, before he got fat.
42  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Inglorious Bastards (or "Basterds", however he wants to spell it) (2009) on: February 13, 2009, 11:30:31 PM
If Leone were still alive today. He would have filed a restraining order against QT.
43  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Inglorious Bastards (or "Basterds", however he wants to spell it) (2009) on: February 10, 2009, 07:47:57 PM
Okay, I am totally seeing this.
44  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In America / Re: Why does this movie fair so poorly with audiences? on: February 07, 2009, 05:19:02 PM
The pacing is actually pretty quick in this film. It's nothing like Giu' La Testa where it takes over an hour to get into the story. I believe that was the slowest paced of all of Leone's films. But for 3 hours and 49 minutes the film moves along pretty well.

Noodles character can be difficult to like after his rape of Deborah, but in the closing scene of the film, you can't help but feel for him. The rape was part of the story, and only a wuss would want it cut out. Most directors today are not brave enough to show a rape scene that graphic. And I can't help but feel the scene following it was astonishing. Try watching the train scene just before the Intermission on a 50 " LCD, and Robert De Niro can tell  a story with his facial expression as he see's Deborah for the last time for 35 years.

I know people expect The Godfather when it comes to Once Upon a Time in America, but it's the perfect film for the audience to see following Godfather Part II. That depicted a Sicillian crime family, now lets take a look at another group of gangsters Hollywood rarely depicts. And Leone did that, plus went further than Coppola to make us uncomfortable.
45  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: R.I.P. James Whitmore on: February 07, 2009, 03:37:23 PM
Well yeah, he hasn't done many movies lately. He lived til the age of 87.
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