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« Reply #60 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.

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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.

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« Reply #61 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

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« Reply #62 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

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« Reply #63 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

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« Reply #64 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"   Grin




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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« Reply #65 on: January 30, 2007, 04:15:28 PM »

Cannibal Holocaust  Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked out of  Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

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

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« Reply #66 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

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« Reply #67 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

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« Reply #68 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.

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« Reply #69 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!  Afro

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« Reply #70 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!  Afro
Family Guy's Peter Griffin's review of Citizen Kane (spoilers)

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

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« Reply #71 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 Espaņa 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.

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« Reply #72 on: February 03, 2007, 11:39:09 PM »

You liked Melville's masterpiece so much and only give 9.5? Huh

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« Reply #73 on: February 04, 2007, 08:39:28 AM »

You liked Melville's masterpiece so much and only give 9.5? Huh

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.

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« Reply #74 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.

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