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« Reply #6645 on: August 14, 2009, 11:31:41 AM »

In a year where Giant robots have testicles and Cobra is rising there is actually a great sci-fi movie that comes out and even though its shot in a documentry way...........IT HAS STEADYCAM.

thats why.

Hell yeah, going to see it right now!

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« Reply #6646 on: August 14, 2009, 11:57:39 AM »

http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/ckozlowski/2009/08/14/review-%E2%80%98district-9%E2%80%99-brilliant-and-stupid/

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« Reply #6647 on: August 14, 2009, 02:12:47 PM »

 Grin Grin Grin Grin

He looks to far into it.

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« Reply #6648 on: August 14, 2009, 02:33:25 PM »

Love in the Afternoon - 4/10 - I hate to say it but this film was pretty damn bad. The film plods and plods, with a nonsense soap opera plot that can't generate the slightest interest; Wilder's writing skills and comedic timing seem to have deserted him completely (the running gag with the lady's dog is the only funny bit, and even that grows old really fast). And was the 126 minute running time really necessary for such a slight story? Audrey Hepburn is beautiful and charming as ever (between this and The Unforgiven I'm really getting back into her - erm, sorry for that Undecided) and she's really the only reason to bother watching (and as much as I love Audrey, not THAT compelling a reason). Gary Cooper is horribly miscast, has a lame character to play (think Humphrey Bogart in Sabrina as a Lothario), and worst of all has ZERO chemistry with Hepburn at all. The movie nearly redeems itself at the end but then cops out for a skull-crushingly stupid "happy ending". Wilder's worst film by a country mile, there isn't even a runner-up. The four might be generous but I'll allow it due to Audrey and basic competency.

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« Reply #6649 on: August 14, 2009, 05:34:41 PM »

Love in the Afternoon - 4/10 -  Wilder's worst film by a country mile, there isn't even a runner-up.
Worse than One, Two, Three? Doubtful. An unfunny comedy, and you don't even get Audrey in that one.

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« Reply #6650 on: August 14, 2009, 06:09:36 PM »

I haven't seen it yet. What do you think of Ace in the Hole?

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« Reply #6651 on: August 14, 2009, 06:10:32 PM »


His complaints against the movie are just stupid. Waaah, they didn't spoon feed me every answer and why should I accept others for being different? Waaah.

District 9 - 8/10

Go see it.


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« Reply #6652 on: August 14, 2009, 06:33:31 PM »

Worse than One, Two, Three? Doubtful. An unfunny comedy, and you don't even get Audrey in that one.

Yeah, I don't understand why 1,2,3 is rated so highly, and this is coming from a Cagney fan.

I've seen many Wilder movies, not LitA though, and I have to say that it's probably the worst but I haven't seen his final movie, which is supposedly really awful.

Groggs, Ace in the Hole is a masterpiece and a big influence for Leone: The belt and suspenders line, the striking of the match on a person and the low angle camera used in For a Few when LVC kills the bandit in the first 10-15 mins. It's one of his big three, along with Sunset Blvd. and Double Indemnity. Avanti is a personal favorite but not nearly as acclaimed as the aforementioned three.

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« Reply #6653 on: August 14, 2009, 10:42:15 PM »

Ace in the Hole is very good, although the ending spoils it a bit. Don't want to say any more, Groggy should watch it without too much advance knowledge.

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« Reply #6654 on: August 15, 2009, 08:42:03 AM »

Yeah, Love in the Afternoon is a weak movie.

Targets (1968) - 8/10

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« Reply #6655 on: August 15, 2009, 10:38:44 AM »

Targets (1968) - 8/10
I like Targets too, but maybe not as much as you. The psycho's story unspools well, and Karloff is used well. Gotta take points off, though, for Bogdanovich giving himself so much screen time.

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« Reply #6656 on: August 15, 2009, 11:02:41 AM »

I also enjoyed Targets very much.

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« Reply #6657 on: August 15, 2009, 11:02:58 AM »

Ace in the Hole is very good, although the ending spoils it a bit. Don't want to say any more, Groggy should watch it without too much advance knowledge.

I can't disagree but this is still a 10/10 because everything else is basically perfect.

And I really like Targets but agree that PB should have never acted in the movie (though my only issue his performance is the scene in which he' supposed to be drunk) but 8/10 sounds about right, maybe even 9.

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« Reply #6658 on: August 15, 2009, 11:34:33 AM »

Paradoxically, the Wendols are the weakest point of the movie; we're let to believe they have supernatural powers (or at least their leader), but in the end it turns out they're only Neanderthals. The assault on their cave(s) is far from satisfactory, end then it gets even worse - the movie doesn't end.

Sorry for the late reply, I wasn't at home and online for a week...
I agree, the Wendols are quite a letdown, but I think it's mostly because in the film we never really learn what they actually are. We only learn they're not supernatural, but we don't get much of an explanation for their behaviour and strength, only enigmatic mentions of their mother and leader. No Neanderthals are mentioned in the film (obviously, as they didn't know anything about them at the time it's set in). So it remains somewhere in between - neither supernatural, nor natural, and it leaves one dissatisfied.
But I like the end, and I think it does end. It doesn't end in a bang, but that's not a bad thing - at least not in my eyes.

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« Reply #6659 on: August 15, 2009, 11:48:31 AM »

Sorry for the late reply, I wasn't at home and online for a week...
I agree, the Wendols are quite a letdown, but I think it's mostly because in the film we never really learn what they actually are. We only learn they're not supernatural, but we don't get much of an explanation for their behaviour and strength, only enigmatic mentions of their mother and leader. No Neanderthals are mentioned in the film (obviously, as they didn't know anything about them at the time it's set in). So it remains somewhere in between - neither supernatural, nor natural, and it leaves one dissatisfied.
But I like the end, and I think it does end. It doesn't end in a bang, but that's not a bad thing - at least not in my eyes.

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Well they say in one of their evening in front of the campfire the Wendols once used to live where they are now, but got pushed off further North as the Homo Sapiens (''the civilized man'') advanced, and in a couple of generation they forgot all about them. Then as the winters went harsher they started to reappear in the warmer places searching for food. So they never called them by that name but it is implied that they share characteristics that are hard to overlook. Also, those blond-haired fellas weren't much civilized themselves. Wink

I've read some articles arguing that something similar really might have happened to the Neanderthals; they got pushed off their lands but some survived for some time in the inaccessible (mostly mountainous) parts of Northern Europe and Northern Asia, and that it was even possible that some of them mixed with the other races.

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