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« #7935 : May 12, 2010, 04:52:55 AM »

X-Men (2000) Perfect no-brainer, with unrelenting narrative rhythm and great sets. The special effects are already outdated but it's great fun. 8\10
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« #7936 : May 12, 2010, 06:43:08 AM »

The Day of the Jackal (1973) - 8.5/10
The remake is run-of-the-mill but this is mostly fresh even today. And the rest is just charm that comes with age.

Why not 9/10? ???


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« #7937 : May 12, 2010, 08:09:22 AM »

Did you enjoy the gay rights subtext?

Subtext in Hollywood crap? No, I never make the effort to go that deep. But I appreciated Famka Janssen, both super- and subtextically.


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« #7938 : May 12, 2010, 08:12:54 AM »

X-Men 2 (2003) Too diluted and involuted plot, it doesn't have the fluidity of the first part and nothing you haven't seen before except the great opening scene. 6\10   


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« #7939 : May 12, 2010, 08:15:08 AM »

The Day of the Jackal (1973) - 8.5/10
The remake is run-of-the-mill but this is mostly fresh even today. And the rest is just charm that comes with age.

Why not 9/10? ???

Yeah, why not 9/10?

The film has a bit of fat that probably could have been trimmed (do we need a five minute shot of a motorcycle courier driving a message across Paris?), but that's a very minor complaint considering how entertaining, engrossing and well-structured it is.

I've only seen The Jackal once. I thought it was decent, but not a patch on the original. I did like Willis, though Gere was godawful.



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« #7940 : May 12, 2010, 08:34:27 AM »

X-Men (2000) Perfect no-brainer, with unrelenting narrative rhythm and great sets. The special effects are already outdated but it's great fun. 8\10

But I appreciated Famka Janssen, both super- and subtextically.

X-Men 2 (2003) Too diluted and involuted plot, it doesn't have the fluidity of the first part and nothing you haven't seen before except the great opening scene. 6\10

I have to agree with all three posts. Those two XM flicks were not bad in terms of entertainment. Famke's great as the bitch from House on Haunted Hill, a movie not worth much.




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« #7941 : May 12, 2010, 09:35:27 AM »

Those two XM flicks were not bad in terms of entertainment.

What about n.3? Is it worth the effort?


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« #7942 : May 12, 2010, 10:19:31 AM »

What about n.3? Is it worth the effort?

Didn't see it. I'm waiting for a DVD to wonder my way.

But I do have the feeling it's some sort of pompous HW big issue (and big on special effects) crap as... well, I'll end it here. There's no point in upsetting DJ every day of the week.

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« #7943 : May 12, 2010, 11:30:44 AM »

Bandolero! - 6/10 - 2nd or 3rd viewing. I liked it more than I remembered, which granted isn't saying much. The first forty-five minutes are pretty good, but once they get to Mexico it goes South in more ways than one. Characterization is thin, the plot lazy and trite, the script terrible and the acting so-so (except Welch, who's terrible). Jerry Goldsmith's score is lame, faux-Morricone noodling. The army of bandits showing up out of the blue at the climax is pretty dumb, too. Mostly it has some nice scenery and a few good shootouts to commend it. A decent movie to watch on a day when I don't have class until 6 PM, nothing more.



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« #7944 : May 12, 2010, 12:59:02 PM »

But I do have the feeling it's some sort of pompous HW big issue (and big on special effects) crap as... well, I'll end it here. There's no point in upsetting DJ every day of the week.
Hey, I read the reviews and stayed away. Same with Spidey 3 (although in that case I could figure out even without the reviews that they were trying to cram too much in). Come to think of it, I never saw the second FF film either. My sh*t detector is impeccable, it works even without a line-of-sight reading.



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« #7945 : May 12, 2010, 09:49:29 PM »

Ran - 10/10

Glad I saw this in theaters. Sad to hear that the Blu-Ray is a mess.

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« #7946 : May 12, 2010, 10:42:52 PM »

Broken Arrow (1950) - 9/10 - 2nd viewing. I liked it even more than I remembered. My only big problem is with the ending, which is a bit too happy given what happened to the Apache, but I can live with it.



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« #7947 : May 13, 2010, 10:09:30 AM »

Arsène Lupin (2004) 2\10


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« #7948 : May 13, 2010, 01:55:14 PM »

3:10 To Yuma - 8/10 - 2nd viewing. I had much less of a problem with the ending this time around, maybe because of the remake's atrocious finale.



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« #7949 : May 13, 2010, 05:01:29 PM »

3:10 To Yuma - 8/10 - 2nd viewing. I had much less of a problem with the ending this time around, maybe because of the remake's atrocious finale.
So . . . this is not the remake, I gather? See, if you stick the year on these titles, it makes things easier for your readers.



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