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« #7410 : January 19, 2010, 01:17:45 AM »

Daybreakers 5/10

Fascinating idea but once the film has to tell a story I lost interest.
Would have much rather stay in the first 20 minutes where we explore a world run by Vampires.


The Book Of Eli 5/10

Middle of the ground western masquerading as a post-apocalyptic movie.
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Youth In Revolt  2/10

Let's hope this hipster fad stops soon.





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« #7411 : January 19, 2010, 03:47:37 AM »


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.



I saw ten seconds of the trailer and had to turn off.


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« #7412 : January 19, 2010, 10:17:59 AM »

Further proof that the film is for people who hate the Beatles.

Most of my Beatles-loving friends (and I have quite a few) love it. I enjoyed it more as a film than out of any devotion to the Beatles.

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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.

I did find some of the gratuitous references to Beatles songs annoying (randomly using the chorus from She Loves You in during the All You Need is Love number is another one) and some of the songs seemed ushered in for the sake of completism. Come Together, one of their better songs IMO, was very badly used in the film, inasmuch as it was expended on a marginal supporting character. Others were interesting individual scenes but didn't have much relevance to the plot, eg. the Mr. Kite song and anything involving the Prudence character.

Still, I was entertained, and I enjoyed the visuals and art direction. What more can I say?



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« #7413 : January 19, 2010, 10:29:50 AM »

Youth In Revolt  2/10

Let's hope this hipster fad stops soon.

I think people are starting to see Michael Cera for the wooden no-talent bum that he is. His schtick isn't funny, just aggravating, and hopefully he'll go the way of Jon Heder in a year or two.



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« #7414 : January 19, 2010, 10:31:42 AM »

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

See, I don't even think it's "half" a good movie. It has some okay individual scenes, like Hancock throwing the bully into the stratosphere, but even the early scenes didn't really interest me. It was a good concept completely botched.



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« #7415 : January 19, 2010, 02:02:17 PM »

Most of my Beatles-loving friends (and I have quite a few) love it. I enjoyed it more as a film than out of any devotion to the Beatles.


The only people I've encountered that enjoyed the movie all dislike the Beatles.

I have an obnoxious acquaintance who "hates" The Beatles (I think it's just to play the contrarian) but enjoys all the songs in the film.




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« #7416 : January 19, 2010, 02:53:15 PM »

The only people I've encountered that enjoyed the movie all dislike the Beatles.

Thus perfectly illustrating the fallacy of arguing by anecdote.



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« #7417 : January 19, 2010, 02:56:58 PM »

Der Tiger von Eschnapur (1959) "Tiger of Bengal" - 5/10

Das indische Grabmal (1959) "The Tomb of Love"  - 6.5/10

Two adventure films by Fritz Lang set in India. Basically they're one movie split in two. The first half is a lot talkier, thus the lower rating.  Actually you don't even have to see the first half because there's a short prologue in the second one where you're told everything you need to know. The second movie is surprisingly entertaining.

If you don't have the time to watch the whole thing, do yourself a favour and at least watch the essential: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkrZikzlXXA


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« #7418 : January 19, 2010, 05:28:43 PM »

If you can, read the novel too.

will do.

and FC, I legitimately dislike the beatles and I couldn't make it past 10 mins of that movie. So maybe that's just a coincidence, maybe not though. I dunno.



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« #7419 : January 19, 2010, 08:23:05 PM »

Inherit the Wind - 6-7/10 - I'd read the play long ago and had never seen the movie until tonight. It makes for pretty good drama, but I find it very black-and-white and simplified, historical facts changed willy-nilly for the sake of stacking the deck against the Creationists. The most egregious alteration being the portrayal of Brady as refusing to read Darwin when William Jennings Bryan was actually quite well-read on the subject; now that would have made interesting drama! I'm an Evolutionist as much as the next guy, but the film's portrayal of righteous, tolerant atheists vs. bigoted, small-minded Christians is beyond obnoxious, particularly towards the end of the film when, after two hours of demonizing Brady as a glad-handing thickwit, he's suddenly painted in a sympathetic light. Henry Drummond is next to the protagonist of Ibsen's Enemy of the People as one of the most arrogant, obnoxious "protagonists" I've come across; after his haranguing the town as bigots (fair enough in this context due to the way our writers have staged things), how dare he lecture Gene Kelly's reporter character on tolerance at the end? Can the film be read as a McCarthyist parable about conformity/free speech/et al? Meh, everything was a McCarthy parable in the '50s. As a work of history the film is pretty much worthless; as a dramatic film it works reasonably well due to a great cast, and some interesting direction by Kramer (especially the chilling opening scene). But I don't think I'll bother to see it again.

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« #7420 : January 20, 2010, 04:34:06 AM »

Brief Encounter (1945) - 9.5/10


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« #7421 : January 20, 2010, 10:13:23 AM »

Brief Encounter (1945) - 9.5/10

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« #7422 : January 20, 2010, 10:13:44 AM »

Sunset Blvd. - 9/10 - 2nd viewing.



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« #7423 : January 20, 2010, 11:22:22 AM »

Sunset Blvd. - 9/10 - 2nd viewing.
What is its fault?



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« #7424 : January 20, 2010, 01:45:10 PM »

It's not the greatest film of all time.



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