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« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2011, 11:59:46 AM »

After the Fox (1966) A good comedy, probably more for strangers than italian audiences. Sellers isn't able to impersonate convincingly an italian (even less roman) character: the most he can do is inadvertedly fall into his famous indi character. Still, when he first meets Mature he gives a great scene, impersonating not so much an italian director but rather a movie producer. Strangely Buzzanca is the only italian main actor to speak english (the italian version is rather different as to soundtrack). The title song of the movie is delicious. 7\10

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« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2011, 01:19:18 PM »

After the Fox (1966) A good comedy, probably more for strangers than italian audiences. Sellers isn't able to impersonate convincingly an italian (even less roman) character: the most he can do is inadvertedly fall into his famous indi character. Still, when he first meets Mature he gives a great scene, impersonating not so much an italian director but rather a movie producer. Strangely Buzzanca is the only italian main actor to speak english (the italian version is rather different as to soundtrack). The title song of the movie is delicious. 7\10

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viJipACkwBw&NR=1 

Its hilarious in spots,  Afro Afro Afro, "more sand, I need more sand in the desert"

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« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2011, 10:59:46 AM »

What's New Pussycat? (1965) Rather unfunny, with the exception of a couple of jokes. Great women (my favourite being uncredited Françoise Hardy) and great songs won't earn it more than 5\10.

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« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2011, 03:29:06 PM »

M:I-2 (2000) It never ends: 2 h when 80' would have been more than enough. I can't say I don't like Cruise as much as Di Caprio or Penn, but he's not an actor. And the girl is not that pretty, just young (How did she get the part?). Some good stunts and some nice views of Sydney earns it a dubious 6\10.

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« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2011, 05:37:59 AM »

M:I-3 (2006) Hailed as a "masterpiece" by an italian critic (Fellini's biographer, btw) in the blurb on the cover of the italian dvd, this is a great action movie, which made me want to watch it again. The action never relents and, just as important, it has continuous changes of scene. 8\10

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« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2011, 02:31:00 PM »

Spiderman 2 (2006) I don't understand why people making Marvel comics movies must think that they are making films. I think that what induces people to read the comics and watch the movies is the over the top action. Yes, Peter Parker may have problems, but in the comic books they occupy a couple of pages, in the movies they steal more than 2\3 of the time. So, of course, you need a smaller budget, but it's hard to repress yawns at Parker talking with aunt, uncle, would-be girlfriend and himself. One would like more of Jameson (at least me) who was more heavily featured in the old animated cartoons. 5\10

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« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2011, 05:12:08 AM »

Crimson Tide (1995) Absurd in every facet, it has though some brilliant dialogues, so it's worth a 6\10.

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« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2011, 07:35:07 PM »

The Roaring Twenties (1939) A romanticized version of the gangster movie, with some good songs, a great (as usual) Cagney and a good Gladys George. Bogart is impeccable in a secondary part. But there are 3 elements which (I haven't checked elsewhere to see if they were) maybe should be noticed:
1) Cagney pays singing lessons to a reluctant would-be fiancée
2) He dubs Bogart as "rosebud" in a dialogue
3) A kid is given a sleigh for a present
Uh? Anyway, 7\10

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« Reply #23 on: October 03, 2011, 07:41:06 PM »

Outland (1981) It is funny to see how state of the art computer technology was applied to a vision of a distant future. Still the movie is good, especially in the last scenes, though one wonders how moronic the second hired killer can be. 7\10

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« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2011, 09:33:16 AM »

Man on Fire (2004) 140' for an action movie are too many, at least 60' are disposable. The plot is quite simplistic but the mexican locales helps vivifying it. I can't see  Washington as convinving in the role, he comes out better as a victim than as a killing machine, Walken is as good as always, same for Giannini. Dakota Fanning is prettier and can act better than Jodie Foster but I can't stand children in this kind of movies anyway. The OST sucks. 6\10

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« Reply #25 on: October 04, 2011, 12:00:10 PM »

The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) This is very good in the first half but rather drops down when action moves to "Paris". 6\10

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« Reply #26 on: October 05, 2011, 08:01:44 AM »

Li'l Abner (1940) Perfect rendition of the cartoon. If you like that you like this. 

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« Reply #27 on: October 08, 2011, 03:20:27 PM »

Spiderman 3 (2006) Only edge it has on the other two is that there's no n.4 in view. 5\10

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« Reply #28 on: October 08, 2011, 04:12:04 PM »

Spiderman 3 (2006) Only edge it has on the other two is that there's no n.4 in view. 5\10

They're rebooting the series.

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« Reply #29 on: October 08, 2011, 05:21:36 PM »

They're rebooting the series.

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