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« #11625 : March 02, 2013, 06:23:13 PM »

Why are you arguing with Jenkins Drink? You should know by now that way brings madness.



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« #11626 : March 02, 2013, 06:34:47 PM »

Why are you arguing with Jenkins Drink? You should know by now that way brings madness.

I don't argue with anybody. I merely amuse myself by pointing out their folly  ;)

I seem to recall that every time you used to agree with a statement of mine that dj disagreed with, you used to preface it with, "DJ, I generally agree with you over d&d, but in this case I have to disagree...." Have you now come over to the dark side?  ;D


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« #11627 : March 02, 2013, 06:40:03 PM »

In another thread he wants to argue over the meaning of "they." I suspect midterms are coming up and he's in a pedantic mood.



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« #11628 : March 02, 2013, 08:44:48 PM »

Mildred Pierce - 9/10 - 3rd viewing.



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« #11629 : March 03, 2013, 01:56:29 AM »

Vengeance Is Mine (Fukushű suru wa ware ni ari, 1979)
The true story of a famous Japanese mass murderer. I'm not quite sure how to rate this. I had to watch it in two parts (turned out to be a week apart) because frankly otherwise I would have fallen asleep (the running time is 140 min). I'd summarize this as a not very comfortable experience but yet very interesting. There are great scenes - actually almost every scene is brilliant - and the way the murderers motive is never really exposed is really admirable. Imamura's ability to compose images (which in many cases equals scenes) is masterful.

Django Unchained (2012) - 7/10
I was pleasantly surprised. Somehow Tarantino is able to make clearly overlong movies that still keep you entertained for the whole running time. I had fun time watching this but that's it.


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« #11630 : March 03, 2013, 03:23:11 AM »

Bad Taste (1987) - 3/5, not bad for Peter Jackson's first movie.

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« #11631 : March 03, 2013, 04:47:58 AM »

Bad Taste (1987) - 3/5, not bad for Peter Jackson's first movie.

I thought this was a total bore. And badly made.

But all films of Jackson are directed more or less badly. Or at least weak or mediocre. Directed in a way I don't like. Even the highly entertaining Braindead isn't a pleasure for the directing.


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« #11632 : March 03, 2013, 04:56:25 AM »

It was one of those movies where all the effects were so bad they were actually pretty enjoyable to watch.


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« #11633 : March 03, 2013, 05:45:21 AM »

That's true. It was done at least with a lot of enthusiasm.


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« #11634 : March 03, 2013, 05:58:54 AM »

I didn't realise Peter Jackson was that guy playing the scientist until about 15 minutes into it.


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« #11635 : March 03, 2013, 10:07:44 AM »

America America (1963) 7.5/10

Elia Kazan's story of his uncle's harrowing journey from oppression and poverty in a small Turkish village to his dream of immigrating to America. Probably the definitive immigrant movie.
It's always nice to be reminded of how lucky we are to live in freedom and prosperity.


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« #11636 : March 03, 2013, 10:54:35 AM »

Destry Rides Again (1939) - 8/10
It happened to be on and I got hooked. Very good entertainment.


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« #11637 : March 03, 2013, 04:20:01 PM »

America America (1963) 7.5/10

Elia Kazan's story of his uncle's harrowing journey from oppression and poverty in a small Turkish village to his dream of immigrating to America. Probably the definitive immigrant movie.
It's always nice to be reminded of how lucky we are to live in freedom and prosperity.

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« #11638 : March 03, 2013, 04:26:47 PM »

Papillon - 8/10



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« #11639 : March 03, 2013, 04:32:19 PM »

Did you notice Frank Wolff?

not till I saw his name on the credits. Never would have noticed him.

(I guess the poor bastard was never destined to fulfill the dreams of his lifetime  ;))


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