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« #12915 : January 01, 2014, 04:48:11 PM »

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) - 10/10. Martin Fucking Scorsese: can you believe this fucking guy?. His 3 hour film felt like only 90 fucking minutes. Abso-fucking-lutely hilarious. I laughed my fucking ass off all the way through. It's a fucking masterpiece!
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« #12916 : January 01, 2014, 05:58:45 PM »

Operation Daybreak - 8/10 - Day of the Jackal-style thriller about the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich. Exceedingly well-crafted and tense, mixing action with authenticity and nicely measured drama. In particular, I liked the grotesque scene where Heydrich's servants stuff his corpse into military uniform moments after dying. One complaint is that the leads - Timothy Bottoms, Anthony Andrews and Martin Shaw - seem interchangeable; the supporting players register much more strongly.



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« #12917 : January 01, 2014, 09:55:07 PM »

I repeat, everybody should be required to watch a clip of Tony Clifton  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7JcKKej0DI  before watching American Hustle.  ;D ;D ;D ;D

why, cuz he has a big belly, fake hair, and sunglasses? So do a million other people. He sounds nothing like Bale's character


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« #12918 : January 01, 2014, 09:59:36 PM »

The Long Goodbye (1973) - 10/10. Altman's best, due in large part to Leigh Brackett's rock-solid plot construction. The new UK BD looks really good--too good, maybe? Wasn't the purpose of flashing the negative to reduce contrasts and make the colors more pastel-like? Some of the outdoor scenes in this new transfer look very different from all the indoor ones. Has the film always looked like this? Did they flash all the footage, or just some of it? These kinds of questions nag me and keep me from fully enjoying the film.


For me, Altman's best has to be McCabe & Mrs. Miller - not that I've seen all Altman films (far from it), but IMO M&MM is one of the 5 greatest AW's ever made, one of the 20-25 greatest movies of all-time. The Long Goodbye is very good, but not that good; I think I gave it an 8/10 when I saw it.

they definitely wanted the colors to look like the old postcards... if it doesn't look like that on the BRD (which I have not seen), then it be wrong. Have you seen the DVD? Do you think those colors are more accurate?


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« #12919 : January 02, 2014, 01:54:47 AM »


Solitary Man (2009) - 7/10

Nothing new really, but Mic Douglas saves the day (believe it or not).

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« #12920 : January 02, 2014, 03:29:32 AM »

why, cuz he has a big belly, fake hair, and sunglasses? So do a million other people. He sounds nothing like Bale's character

Fuck the sound He LOOKS like him, everytime you see him I think of Clifton, you must have some type of visual deficiency/impairment, it crops up constantly in your Noir reviews.  ;D ;D ;D ;D

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« #12921 : January 02, 2014, 04:45:59 AM »

For me The Long Goodbye is also Altman's best.

And Solitary Man is a beautiful little film.


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« #12922 : January 02, 2014, 07:47:56 AM »

Clifton is the last person in the world that Bale (or his character in AMERICAN HUSTLE) looks like. And if not rating noirs "10/10 on locations alone" means I have a visual deficiency, then that is one deficiency (out of many) that I am proud of  :P

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« #12923 : January 02, 2014, 07:49:23 AM »

The Hoppla: An Expected Bore - CGI, 2012

The year ended not that good as I did what I shouldn't have done. Watched a Peter Jackson film which was not Braindead.
Ok, it wasn't as bad as expected, I only sometimes had to use the fast forward button. It even had some good stuff in it, so Peter Jackson is not the worst director alive, but still one who doesn't really know how to tell a story properly.
Still a ritzy film which tells an overlong story filled with mostly uninteresting characters (all those dwarfs are not that sexy) full of swank images in a too often visually yawning style. It's all too much to let anything breath.
The Gollum part was good and I enjoyed the dwarfs juggling the dishes.
At least it was more entertaining than LotR 1 and King Kong, but far from giving me any excitement. 5/10 (yeah, a bit generous)

The Gollum part is really good (although not the astonishing scenes the Jackson/Serkis fanboys described), and I kind of liked the very cartoonish fight inside the grotto. I guess I'll never have the courage to watch it again. I heard the 2nd installment was better (not that big of a challenge), but I suspect it's only marginally better, and only because there is a dragon (who doesn't like dragons?).

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« #12924 : January 02, 2014, 07:51:03 AM »

Just saw MEAN STREETS again. I am in love with this movie. At the moment, I am more in love with this movie than perhaps even RAGING BULL, GOODFELLAS, or any other Scorsese aside from THE AVIATOR. Although, it must be noted that I have probably seen GOODFELLAS 25 times so maybe it's not as exciting for me now as MEAN STREETS, which I have only seen thrice.

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« #12925 : January 02, 2014, 07:53:54 AM »

At the moment, I am more in love with [MEAN STREETS] than perhaps even RAGING BULL, GOODFELLAS, any other Scorsese aside from THE AVIATOR.

 ;D ;D ;D

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« #12926 : January 02, 2014, 07:55:15 AM »

THE HOUSE ON TELEGRAPH HILL 6/10... I did not love any of the actors; all adequate, nothing more, except maybe the kid. (it's hilarious how they take this Italian babe and expect us to believe she has a Polish accent, but I'll let that go.)


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« #12927 : January 02, 2014, 10:17:26 AM »

;D ;D ;D

No doubt, your forum account has NOT be pirated. There is only one guy on earth that could have written this sentence.

is your problem with my love for The Aviator, Mean Streets, or both?

Anyway, I am not necessarily saying this is my order for greatest Scorsese films. I am just saying that right now, I am insane about Mean Streets. I saw it once a few years ago (on a laptop) and wasn't all that insane about it; I've recently been reading some books about Scorsese, and that reminded me that I need to see Mean Streets properly, on my tv screen. So, I rented the dvd from Netflix and watched it... and loved it so much I watched it again the next day. So right now, I am pretty crazy about it; I'm not necessarily saying this is my long-term view  ;)

anyway, IMO Goodfellas, The Aviator, Raging Bull, and Mean Streets are all 10/10. But not all 10/10's are created equal  ;)

p.s. I use CAPS instead of italics when I am typing on my phone, cuz I don't have italics on my (non-smart)phone

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« #12928 : January 02, 2014, 10:36:17 AM »

It's unusual to love rate both Mean Street and The Aviator over the other Scorsese films. It's the last two I would put together. But I have absolutely no problem with D&D being D&D.
That being said, don't go into a lengthy explanation of your standpoint: I got it. Your sentence is still fun as hell.

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« #12929 : January 02, 2014, 10:49:54 AM »

Here's my (approximate) ratings of the Scorsese films I have seen:


Mean Streets, The Aviator, Goodfellas, Raging Bull: 10/10

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Who's That Knocking at My Door: 9/10

Taxi Driver, The Color of Money: 8.5/10

Casino, The Departed: 8/10

Gangs of New York: 6.5/10

Boxcar Bertha: 4/10


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BY THE WAY, in Mean Streets, I think it was brilliant that Scorsese shows us Amy Robinson's hot naked body before we ever see her face. Cuz there's some great shots of her naked and then you kinda love her.... and it isn't until a few scenes later that you actually get a look (or care to look) at her face and realize she is an ugly girl. If they showed her face right away, you'd hate her, no matter how much of the rest of her body you see later.... But as it is, by the time you see her face, you like her before you even know what she looks like.... I'm sure it's not intended, but I thought this was pretty funny   ;D


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