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« #6480 : July 20, 2009, 01:37:06 PM »

Alien

9/10

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« #6481 : July 20, 2009, 05:24:18 PM »

Alien

9/10


Once I saw a DVD with both Alien and Predator on it for a few bucks and I remember thinking how much better a deal that was than buying and watching Alien vs Predator.   :P

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« #6482 : July 20, 2009, 08:13:52 PM »

Borat - 9/10
Mockumentary classic as far as I'm concerned.

Bruno - 8/10
Pretty fuckin funny too.

Les Vampires - 7.5/10
This fucks The Birth of a Nation up the ass. Technically superior in every possible way, and it came out the same year.

The Hangover - 7.5/10
Not a good film by any means (weak plot, uninteresting characters, some MTV-ish editing, yadda yadda yadda) but as far as comedy goes, it gets its job done pretty damn well.

Days of Heaven - 9/10
Third time's the charm - I hated it the first two viewings. Somehow my look upon it has drastically changed.

There's Something About Mary - 6/10
Underwhelming but worth viewing.

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« #6483 : July 20, 2009, 10:42:32 PM »

Finally got around to The Yakuza Papers and a mixed bag of thoughts. From a moral standpoint, crime may have never have been represented as thoughtfully and delicately as seen in this series. The action is realistic but without sacrifing art or style's sake - the only unrealistic aspect of the the action scenes is they carry on longer than in real life, though it fits the movie perfectly. Overall, way too much exposition. While Fukasaku was probably making a point in that many faces appear and vanish in the yakuza, ultimately it isn't very satisfying spending 500 minutes examining characters you know very little about outside of how they handle conflict within their respective crime organizations.

The first and third volumes were by far the worst, but to their defense, they set up the most satisfying of the five: numbers 2 and 4. However, 1 and 3 have serious pacing issues due to the plot overload; its writing is stemmed too much in journalism, although that doesn't cripple the film because Fukasaku was an incredible talent. 5 is neither a proper payoff nor a major disappointment, it's simply satisfying enough, although you tend to realize where things were headed by the tone of the first four movies.

I'd give 1, 3 and 5 a 7/10 while 2 and 4 are high 8s. Overall,  7.5 or something.

To those yet to see a 70s Fukasaku film: I HIGHLY suggest you opt for Yakuza Graveyard, Sympathy for the Underdog, Street Mobster and Cops vs. Thugs. To make it quick, you get every positive quality this series has to provide (outside of the fact that in SFTU the characters are seen as heroic) without any of the aforementioned drawbacks. I need to see more of his work, starting with Graveyard of Honor.

To fans of Carlito's Way: De Palms had to have drawn inspiration from the shots used in action sequences in which the characters stand upright in the frame horizontally - the opening and closing moments of CW.  



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« #6484 : July 20, 2009, 11:04:20 PM »


Days of Heaven - 9/10
Third time's the charm - I hated it the first two viewings. Somehow my look upon it has drastically changed.


About time, fool.

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« #6485 : July 21, 2009, 12:21:19 PM »

Days of Heaven - 9/10
Third time's the charm - I hated it the first two viewings. Somehow my look upon it has drastically changed.
You'll get over that.



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« #6486 : July 21, 2009, 12:38:43 PM »

Aliens- 8/10

Well I wondering now how Alien3 works out and whether I should see it or not.

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« #6487 : July 21, 2009, 01:26:17 PM »

Scarface - 7-8/10 - Very entertaining but not in the same league of class, gravitas or depth as The Godfathers or Scorsese's best mob flicks. I liked the film most of the way but the final shootout was ridiculously out-of-synch with the rest of the film. Nice direction and a fine script, but rather sloppy plot and character development. Al Pacino is great and pretty much carries the film, the rest of the cast is rather non-descript in my opinion. It's been ages since I've seen the Hawks-Muni Scarface so I don't think I can fairly compare the two.



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« #6488 : July 21, 2009, 06:22:03 PM »

Aliens- 8/10

Well I wondering now how Alien3 works out and whether I should see it or not.

See it.  Its uneven but interesting and I like it better than Aliens.

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« #6489 : July 21, 2009, 06:35:21 PM »

Scarface - 7-8/10 - Very entertaining but not in the same league of class, gravitas or depth as The Godfathers or Scorsese's best mob flicks. I liked the film most of the way but the final shootout was ridiculously out-of-synch with the rest of the film. Nice direction and a fine script, but rather sloppy plot and character development. Al Pacino is great and pretty much carries the film, the rest of the cast is rather non-descript in my opinion. It's been ages since I've seen the Hawks-Muni Scarface so I don't think I can fairly compare the two.

True, Pacino carries the movie but I am saddened that Scarface was the point were a great actor became an overdone ham.   :(

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« #6490 : July 21, 2009, 06:39:20 PM »

Watch the original then with Paul Muni & George Raft.  O0


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« #6491 : July 21, 2009, 06:43:15 PM »

Watch the original then with Paul Muni & George Raft.  O0

I never saw the original though I've wanted to.   :-[

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« #6492 : July 21, 2009, 06:45:32 PM »

Netflix possibly.


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« #6493 : July 21, 2009, 06:50:24 PM »

Netflix possibly.

Its on my queue but I have dozens of movies on there.  Someday...

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« #6494 : July 21, 2009, 06:54:52 PM »

Watch the original then with Paul Muni & George Raft.  O0

I saw it on (I think) AMC years ago, back when that channel was good. Liked it but don't remember much aside from Boris Karloff getting machine-gunned at the bowling alley, and the ending. I did like that De Palma's film was dedicated to Hawks but the resemblances are fairly superficial.



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