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« on: January 09, 2007, 08:42:06 PM »

I'll most likely be updating this every so often with my little mini-reviews and an out-of-five rating, and I suggest all of you do the same. I enjoy reading such reviews, as well as seeing what you guys think of certain films. I post the last three I watched.

The Conversation - 4.5/5
Second viewing. I liked it on the first, but I guess this truly is one of those movies that gets a hell of a lot better on viewing #2. The movie is simply put, amazing. Hackman is great, as is the plot filled with twist and turns in one of the best mystery/suspense movies - ever. It's mindnumbing to think how good Coppola was in the 70's (The Godfather I + II, Apocalypse Now, The Conversation), and how all of his movies went to average quality afterwards. I highly reccomends this one.

The Seventh Seal
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An odd film at times, but it gives a good message of life and death. The characters are a bit one dementional, as you never really seem to care about them - but overall it's a very good film, being the first one of Bergman's I've seen. I guess I'll have to check out Wild Strawberries and The Virgin Spring in the near future.

The Conformist - 3/5
Personally, I found this to be a complete bore after the first half hour or so. The plot dragged on and on, seemingly making not much progress. I didn't like it, but I'll give it a three becuase it's by no means a poorly made movie, just not my cup of tea. I was expecting something different.

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5 - A classic, or will someday be considered a classic. Simply amazing.
4 - Very, very good - atleast one viewing is necessary.
3 - It's good, but passable.
2 - Don't waste your time on this - a bad movie.
1 - Avoid this at all costs necessary, even if it means suicide.

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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2007, 08:51:03 PM »



The Conformist - 3/5

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Anyways, the last movies I watched (I'm using the same thing as rrpower's scale):

The Leopard: 4 out of 5. I was expecting something magnificent after reading Peacemaker's opinion on it. This was very good, but it didn't blow me away. I thought it was magnificicent up until the scene where Claudia Cardinale* and the nephew are exploring their new "palace." Then I thought the film started to drag, and I had a sudden urge to go fly a kite. When we were rolling into the second hour I was quite exhausted. I would only give this a 3.5 out of 5 but I'm giving it some leeway because Peacemaker said that the last fifty minutes or so saved the film, and made him think  it was great, but my brother was sitting on the couch playing the guitar for most of that scene... singing the same John Lennon song over and over... "Heeeeeey, you got to hiiide your love awaaaaaay!!!"

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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2007, 10:19:08 PM »

Miami ViceSmiley Smiley Smiley 1/2 out of  Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley

I saw this in theaters and was somewhat confused.Must been either the 11:00 showing or that it was too confusing to follow but since i saw it on DVD it makes more sense than ever. Even though theres about 5 minutes of additional minutes those 5 minutes dont go to waste. Even though it could have used action since it is Miami Vice I was happy with what I got.So all in all I give it 3 1/2 out of 5.

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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2007, 07:19:44 AM »

extreme prejudice
a slightly above average 80's action movie. sort of a modern day western. part of the story is a little like a-team, only less funny. I only got it cause power boothe is in it. he's cool.




syriana
about the politics in the dirty business known as oiltrading. a little bit interesting, but got too boring. kind of like real life politics I suppose.




murder by death
this movie gave me a flashback to clue. it's extremely similar in story and style. got some laughs out of peter sellers as a chinaman. overall very silly movie.


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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2007, 08:37:11 AM »

Recently saw the film "Boxing Helena". A dark, strange but compelling drama
with a great soundtrack. You have to see this film. I'd rate it a solid 4.

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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2007, 12:28:54 PM »

the last three movies I saw, specially because it's been such a rollercoaster...

Rocky Balboa... 4(almost a 5), putting the heart and soul back into rocky, I love it, and can't get enough. If you've ever liked any rocky film even for a moment it's a must see.

Poolhall junkies... 1, being such a huge fan of the hustler and the color of money and after hearing all the praise this one gets I'm absolutely floored, deflated, kaput, how could it be so horrible, not only is the main character/director give one of the worst performances of all time(clint's daughter gives him a run for his money as his love interest) but the story is completely void of any interest. The story basically consists of a conflict which is solved because of circumstances that deem the conflict resolved before they even try to resolve it. If uncle mike has so much money he can throw it away on a million to one shot without any worries why do they need to win the money so badly, it makes no sense, it all makes no sense, save yourself the money and buy a still of christopher walken to look at, it's a lot more interesting.

The Proposition... 4, i couldn't love nick cave any more, the guy is a genius and this film has one of the best endings Ive ever seen, specially considering it's basically a western and there is no real shootout. It just all fits so well, and it helps that good people screw themselves over by doing things they thought were right, always a tough angle to put across but always worth it.

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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2007, 03:32:24 PM »


syriana
about the politics in the dirty business known as oiltrading. a little bit interesting, but got too boring. kind of like real life politics I suppose.


Oh God, I hated that movie!

It was soooooooo boring! I liked the plot and the message of the film, but..HOLY CRAP!!!! That movie was about as much fun to watch as grass growing.

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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2007, 04:17:14 PM »

Ryan's Daughter - 8/10 (maybe a 9/10).  Not much to say, except I like it more than "Zhivago".

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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2007, 06:48:38 PM »

The Pride of the Yankees - 4/5
I may be from near Boston, but I sure did love this movie. Gary Cooper gives arguably his best performance in his portrayal of legendary New York Yankees player, Lou Gehrig. It has it's flaws, such as mediocre acting from a lot of the non-main characeters, as well as the rushed beginning (he's just a kid playing baseball at one point, and just twenty minutes later he's in his first game with the New York Yankees). Still, the great aspects of the film and the touching ending overrule the few flaws. This gets my reccomendation.

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5 - A classic, or will someday be considered a classic. Simply amazing.
4 - Very, very good - atleast one viewing is necessary.
3 - It's good, but passable.
2 - Don't waste your time on this - a bad movie.
1 - Avoid this at all costs necessary, even if it means suicide.

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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2007, 06:53:17 PM »

"Domino"--gets a 2 on the RRS.

The quick cuts and camera effects are seizure-inducing.  The rest is just stupid. Didn't finish it.

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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2007, 07:47:36 PM »

8 1/2 - 3/5
In the same case as The Conformist, it's by no means a bad film, but once again - just not my cup of tea. Marcello Mastroianni and the rest of the cast gave great performance, but boy was this movie a bore. I'm not a sucker for the whole surreal theme, so that probably didn't help too much either. The first hour was entertaining, but the rest horribly paced. If you have an interest in the stylization of Itallian films, then check this out - if not, then I personally don't reccomend it. It's praise as one of the greatest films ever made is certainly not deserved. Fellini's Amarcord is much better.

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5 - A classic, or will someday be considered a classic. Simply amazing.
4 - Very, very good - atleast one viewing is necessary.
3 - It's good, but passable.
2 - Don't waste your time on this - a bad movie.
1 - Avoid this at all costs necessary, even if it means suicide.

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« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2007, 09:24:04 PM »

The Good German

Saw this tonight. Seemed right up my alley, a modern film set in the 40's made with the technical limitations of the time and in the style of pure Noir. At the end of the movie I came away bowled over by the look of the film, choice of certain angles, and the acting. Things I think they missed included using the original WB theme from that period over the original WB title they used, the music was too abrasive at times, I guessed this was done to imitate the films of the period but it was sucessful and became annoying nothing like Casablance, Across the Pacific and other great films of the period. Also the acting was of a general high standard but Cate Blanchett who is a great actress seemed to be doing a poor Bergman impersonation through most of it, especially at the (quite good actually) ending. The story was the biggest let down, which is a shame really because all the ingredients were there for a great film but it was let down by the story being overdrawn and actually not that exciting, especially not for a Post-War German spy film (other films to see that show this up are the aforementioned Casablanca which is referenced heavily not only in the great poster art, Hathaways'  House on 92nd Street, and Welles' The Stranger.) Another director (from the period, Billy Wilder, John Huston Antony Mann and Nicolas Ray) would probably have handed this better, hell today a director like Scorsese would have created the suspense up and made an excedingly entertaining film. Don't get me wrong, I did engage with the film at quite a few times and the neo-noir checklist (though maybe this should actually be recorded as a noir) was ticked off well.
    If your a noir fan go see it for the incredible look of the film and most of the performances are above top notch. I came away pleased I saw it but I suggest others to go in with a lower expectation then I did.

The LA Score: 3 out of 5

The film is now showing at the Paris Movie Theater on 49th and 5th.

Much more to come I expect, including James Deans works, 10 films of the great Bette Davis, another 5 from the great Garry Cooper and 5 of the great Capra films (should start going again in a month)

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« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2007, 12:38:46 PM »

Starship Troopers (1997)

I love this movie, its very underrated.
It has pretty good graphics for a movie in that time, The acting was...okay..
It got a 6.7 on IMDB, But i give it an 7.5 Cool

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« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2007, 07:05:32 PM »

Aguirre: The Wrath of God - 4/5
Klaus Kinski portrays army leader Aguirre on his journey through the Andes river in search of El Doraod, the City of Gold. On the way, he and his men are slowly driven to insanity from the vast forrest and river. Kinski is great as Pizarro, and the rest of the cast is very good as well. This being the first Herzog film I've seen, I'm not dissapointed - especially since I'm getting hyped up for Rescue Dawn. Very well written all around, and it also reminded me of Apocalypse Now in a way. The costumes of each character did seem ameturish, looking they came out of a high school play. All and all, though, this one is fantastic.

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5 - A classic, or will someday be considered a classic. Simply amazing.
4 - Very, very good - atleast one viewing is necessary.
3 - It's good, but passable.
2 - Don't waste your time on this - a bad movie.
1 - Avoid this at all costs necessary, even if it means suicide.

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« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2007, 09:03:16 AM »

Pursuit of Happyness

3 on the RRS

I saw it a few weeks ago actually, so I don't have any comments

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