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« #7395 : January 17, 2010, 03:43:46 PM »

What the hell is going on?




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« #7396 : January 17, 2010, 04:35:41 PM »

In a brawl, as Ford well knew, the more the merrier.

Yeah, but heavyweights shouldn't be allowed to fight flyweights.


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« #7397 : January 17, 2010, 05:15:57 PM »

Yeah, but heavyweights shouldn't be allowed to fight flyweights.

Yeah because we're liable to just sit on you.



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« #7398 : January 17, 2010, 09:45:09 PM »

Hancock - 4/10 - A good concept wasted on a mediocre film. One of the examples of a film where a parody of something (in this case superhero flicks) ultimately becomes the object of the ostensible parody. In any case, the superhero genre has already been spoofed to death, so what's the point? A few laughs and Will Smith at his best (and Charlize Theron is kinda hot), otherwise nothing to write home about.



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« #7399 : January 18, 2010, 01:06:46 AM »

Across the Universe - 8/10 - Much contrary to my expectations, given my ambivalence towards musicals AND the Beatles, I liked this movie a good deal. Taymor's direction, visuals and choreography are incredible, the performances and singing generally good, and the end result is much more engrossing than it has any right to be. Lots of fun cameos by the likes of Eddie Izzard, Bono and Salma Hayek (times five) too. The story is pretty slight, the portrayal of the '60s beyond cliche, some songs seem shoe-horned solely for completism's sake, and I could have done without several bits (the whole Prudence character, for one example), but I can't complain about the whole. Don't know how it would hold up to a rewatch but it was very good at least as a one-time viewing.

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« #7400 : January 18, 2010, 05:23:46 AM »

Haarautuvan rakkauden talo (2009) "The House of Branching Love" - 5.5/10
A divorcing couple tries to live in the same house and eventually drive the other one out by bringing new girl- and boyfriends in. A good idea wasted on a mediocre film. I think they really went wrong with bringing in a crime plot and too many characters. I guess they tried to make something like a Ealing comedy but the pace is just too slow for that.

Glenn (2008) - 6.5/10

Juha (1999) - 7/10
"The last silent film of the century" by Aki Kaurismäki. Some times the silence turns into fan-boyism at the cost of story telling (why would a silent film of the 90s have to be like the silent films of the 20s?) but for most of the time the story flows nice and there are some totally great scenes. Worth 78 minutes of your life.


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« #7401 : January 18, 2010, 09:57:59 AM »

What the hell is going on?

Wouldn't YOU like to know?



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« #7402 : January 18, 2010, 03:09:46 PM »

The Friends of Eddie Coyle

The score sucks, but everything else is top notch. It's one of the rare early 70s films that actually benefits from the dated, "Save The Tiger" look of its cinematography. I haven't been this blown away from a movie in a very long time. Mitchum is great and the script developed perfectly. I can not believe how good this was and I'm embarrassed that I just saw it for the first time. wow.

and lol at rrpower for thinking this is boring.



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« #7403 : January 18, 2010, 03:13:33 PM »

The Night of the Generals - 7-8/10 - 2nd viewing. This is a very interesting film; if it had focused solely on the murder investigation and the 20 July plot (presented in a far more ambiguous light than in Valkyrie), it probably would have been a great film. As it is, there's a lot of superfluous nonsense (particularly the Tom Courtenay and Joanne Pettet romance) that probably should have been cut out, and the framing device with Philippe Noiret is kind of lame. Still, it's never boring, the performances except for Omar Sharif are good, and the exploration of moralities private, national and ambiguous is fascinating. It could have been better but what we have is still good.



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« #7404 : January 18, 2010, 04:30:07 PM »

Agreed with Groggy on Hancock. A unique idea, horribly executed with a second half that takes everything good it had going for it and twists it around.

And yea Eddie Coyle was good but much of the time quite boring. I do love the autumn New England setting, however.

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« #7405 : January 18, 2010, 06:29:50 PM »

The Friends of Eddie Coyle

The score sucks, but everything else is top notch. It's one of the rare early 70s films that actually benefits from the dated, "Save The Tiger" look of its cinematography. I haven't been this blown away from a movie in a very long time. Mitchum is great and the script developed perfectly. I can not believe how good this was and I'm embarrassed that I just saw it for the first time. wow.
The score sucks, huh? The Dave Grusin score sucks? The top-notch Dave Grusin score sucks?

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« #7406 : January 18, 2010, 08:39:39 PM »

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

If I could have a theme song, this would be it.



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« #7407 : January 18, 2010, 10:33:58 PM »

The Friends of Eddie Coyle

The score sucks, but everything else is top notch. It's one of the rare early 70s films that actually benefits from the dated, "Save The Tiger" look of its cinematography. I haven't been this blown away from a movie in a very long time. Mitchum is great and the script developed perfectly. I can not believe how good this was and I'm embarrassed that I just saw it for the first time. wow.

and lol at rrpower for thinking this is boring.

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« #7408 : January 19, 2010, 12:53:51 AM »

Across the Universe - 8/10 - Much contrary to my expectations, given my ambivalence towards musicals AND the Beatles, I liked this movie a good deal. Taymor's direction, visuals and choreography are incredible, the performances and singing generally good, and the end result is much more engrossing than it has any right to be. Lots of fun cameos by the likes of Eddie Izzard, Bono and Salma Hayek (times five) too. The story is pretty slight, the portrayal of the '60s beyond cliche, some songs seem shoe-horned solely for completism's sake, and I could have done without several bits (the whole Prudence character, for one example), but I can't complain about the whole. Don't know how it would hold up to a rewatch but it was very good at least as a one-time viewing.


Further proof that the film is for people who hate the Beatles.
As soon as cutesy-poo reference to When I'm Sixty Four (not more than 5 minutes into the film) turned up I had to leave the theatre because I knew it would be painful to sit through the rest.





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« #7409 : January 19, 2010, 12:54:49 AM »

Agreed with Groggy on Hancock.

I agree with both of you.
Half a good movie.
The moment Hancock goes to jail it becomes a generic super hero film.




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