What ya watched lately? : THE MOVIE THREAD

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  1. KirbyNYC

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    Caught this last night when I got bored of the BCS Championship game.

    Very well done and so different from the sappy sh*t that Twilight has done to the vampire genre.

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    I was skeptical about the casting until they released the character posters. Of all the actresses who were considered for the role of Katniss, Jennifer Lawrence least looks the part, but is probably the only one with the acting chops to carry what they hope will be a billion dollar franchise. Lenny Kravitz is another casting choice who sent the fan forums into a rage, but I can see him pulling it off.
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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIPlqEcfyhg&feature=youtube_gdata_player"]Prometheus Official Trailer #1 - Ridley Scott Alien Movie (2012) HD - YouTube[/ame]
  4. Silva 5

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    I saw the American version, which I liked a lot.

    Haven't seen the original though.

    I'm currently reading "Harbor", which is the latest novel from the guy who wrote the book that "Let the Right One In" is based on.


  5. Boogie_Down

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    Since we recently talked about Black Swan I thought I would watch the movie that it's consistently compared to The Red Shoes (1948). This movie is amazing. It's equal to and probably greater than Black Swan. It's shot in Technicolor and it's stunningly beautiful.

    About half way through the film you get to see most of Red Shoes ballet performed which is the highlight of the film for me.

    For anybody that liked Black Swan or the ballet, check it out if you haven't seen it before.
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    Just watched Offside which is about a young Iranian lass who tries to sneak into a WCQ. It was interesting to say the least.
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    Just saw this with my wife; my mother owned
    a nail/hair salon for over 25 years:

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  8. Silva 5

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    just finished watching Moneyball. Good, fun movie.

    Didn't hurt that I'm an A's fan.
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    I just saw Drive and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and I really enjoyed both of them. Drive seemed to me, in a weird way, to be like a modern-day "Taxi Driver."
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    I thought this was about the Republican Presidential Candicacy race!
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    I regrettably watched War Horse. I can't stand the Oscars but I have to admit that I pay attention to them and get curious about some of the films nominated for best picture. I had a hunch that this movie would be sappy, sentimental, and Disney-esque. I had to see if I was wrong and it turns out that I wasn't. This movie isn't even decent.
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    I love Oscars, film buff here and really like Spielberg, but had no desire to see this film.
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    Just watched True Grit over the weekend. Highly recommend.
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    Which one?

    I saw "A Woman in Berlin" last night. Pretty grim tale about what happened to German women when the Red Army captured Berlin.
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    I love the foreign film section of our local library. Just
    saw the preview on imdb and it reminds me of this book:

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    On a WWII/German film related note, saw this last summer:
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    Fascinating story.
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    The Sophie Scholl movie is good. I think, but can't remember whether I've seen the earlier "The White Rose" which tells the same story.

    Seldom in history do people like Roland Freisler get just what they deserve. The Nazi show-trial judge was killed in an allied bombing raid late in the war.
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    Don't know if I have asked this before, but has
    anyone seen the Colors Trilogy (Blue, White, Red) French films?
    My best friend has been begging me to see them for ages.
    Thanks.
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    The new one or old one? The new one by the Coen brothers is great. The old one is cheesy.
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    I just looked that up. It looks good. I'll check it out as soon as I can.
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    I haven't. It's on my "to watch" list. People swear by the trilogy though. It's highly rated.
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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUiCu-zuAgM"]'True Grit' Trailer HD - YouTube[/ame]

    The new one.
  22. Silva 5

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    I didn't think it was that great.

    I mean, it was good, but I never developed any emotional connection to any of the characters. My overall feeling once it was over was a bit stale.
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    Exactly how I felt and that feeling actually increased as the movie went on which is odd. Overall I was disappointed and couldn't recommend the film.

    Anyone see the Artist? My wife wants to go but I've got some doubts. I actually love many classic silent movies but she has never seen one and I don't know if this film is the best way to introduce her to them since I've heard it lampoons many of the classics in the typical current style. Thoughts?
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    I really liked it and would highly recommend it....especially to folks who like the Coen brothers or westerns. IMO, it ranks right up there with Unforgiven and The Proposition as an entertaining somewhat modern take on the genre.
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    Unforgiven is the best Western of my era and my Dad
    used to watch War and Westerns when I was a kid.
    I was a John Wayne fan in the early 80's, they showed
    old classic films on local Chicago channels.

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