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Inglourious Basterds. Tarantino further proves himself to be among the finest modern film makers. :yup:
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:24 PM
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Inglourious Basterds. Tarantino further proves himself to be among the finest modern film makers. :yup:
Have to disagree with you on that. He is good at making some great scenes but not entire movies. There is a lot of self-indulgent crap in that film.

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Old 01-03-2011, 11:27 PM
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The best Kevin Smith cameos are on Degrassi when Jason Mewes tries pick up lines on high school girls.
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:28 PM
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I thought the whole point of that movie was self indulgence. :P
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Let me pile onto the love for The King's Speech. For those Pride and Prejudice fans watching, I also spotted the actress who played Lizzie as Logue's wife and the actor who played Mr. Collins as a member of an amateur theatre troupe.

Oh, and it's Anthony Andrews, not Edwards who is an American and would have been terribly poorly cast as a British Prime Minister. It's nice to see Anthony Andrews is getting old enough that people don't see an overripe pretty boy rather than a character actor.
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Oh, and it's Anthony Andrews, not Edwards who is an American and would have been terribly poorly cast as a British Prime Minister. It's nice to see Anthony Andrews is getting old enough that people don't see an overripe pretty boy rather than a character actor.
I thought you were talking about this guy, and I was getting sort of confused.



It's Anderson, not Andrews, though. I guess they're different guys.
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This is Anthony Anderson. Yup, I can totally see him playing the UK PM.

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I can't be the only person who remembers Brideshead Revisited, can I? Anthony Andrews was seriously cute in that, until the end when he was nasty drunk Sebastian.
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A true conosewer would recall him from the superior Danger UXB . . . :snooty:

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Old 01-04-2011, 10:30 PM
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Watched About A Boy on streaming today. Loved it for sappy Hugh Grantness and pre-Tonks. A good movie to watch while doing other things.
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:33 PM
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I saw Monsters the other day, not great but not too bad. Entertaining, certainly.
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Mulebear and I saw True Grit this evening and, despite my reservations (having remembered the John Wayne version), found it engaging and extremely well done. As has been noted, I expect there to be numerous award nominations for this film. Another Coen Brothers gem... :yup:

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Just watched Scott Pilgrim. Awesome. Different. Great. Different. I liked it.
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Got The Asphalt Jungle from the library(!) and demanded that the wife watch it with me. I'd seen it before, but she hadn't. She was properly impressed. A more perfect film is difficult to find. It's a film noir without any of the pitfalls common to the genre, and with a brilliant screenplay. The neonoir screenplay I began as a youngun and will never finish would have been peppered with lines stolen from this film.
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Old 01-06-2011, 01:33 AM
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I downloaded that one from the internets but have not watched it yet. Downloaded a couple of films noir, including The Killing by Stanley Kubrick that I did watch already. Pretty good. Very early with the flashbacks and stuff.

I just came in from seeing Winter's Bone. A kind of thriller (but not with a lot of killing) set in the Ozarks, tribal area you might call it if it was in Asia or Africa. Extended families that stick together against outsiders but are not necessarily very nice against each other.

Best movie I saw in quite a while :thumbup:
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I just came in from seeing Winter's Bone. A kind of thriller (but not with a lot of killing) set in the Ozarks, tribal area you might call it if it was in Asia or Africa. Extended families that stick together against outsiders but are not necessarily very nice against each other.

Best movie I saw in quite a while :thumbup:
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I finally watched another so-called classic this past weekend: Breakfast at Tiffany's. Audrey Hepburn was a treat in it. Now I want to read the book.

Before that I rented Roman Holiday, again with the Audrey Hepburn. I liked her in that one, too.

Gosh, she sure was pretty. And what a clothes horse!

I guess I should rent Funny Face, too. The clips I saw of it on the DVD extras were interesting.
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I adore Audrey. Funny Face is a fab musical. Great costumes, even the little grey dress with black leggings, before she is discovered, I copied.

Two other Audrey flicks I love that people don't often watch, A Shot In The Dark and How To Steal a Million. The first is a suspense thriller, the second a romantic comedy about art forgers and thieves- with Peter O'Toole! :faint:

All of which I posted so I can use one of my favorite Groucho Marx post scripts:
"Have you ever noticed that Peter O'Toole is a double phallic reference?"
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I watched An Education today. It was a fine movie, but not for me. Almost every adult character would have improved by a good switching, imo.

I don't have a lot of patience for people who won't be sensible, which is funny since I so rarely am myself. Feeling old today.
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Rewatched Cronenberg's version of The Fly.

It was years since I last saw it, I'd forgotten most of it.
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What? You forgot the part where he turns into a fly?

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Saw Black Swan over the break. I'd probably say "meh" if it hadn't starred Natalie and Mila. It did, though, so I loved it.
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I'm pretty sure you mean Wait Until Dark, which I watched most of recently. A Shot in the Dark is the second Clouseau movie that breaks my heart by not having a soundtrack album.
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Old 01-07-2011, 02:03 AM
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Yeah, I wondered about that. The first is Audrey as a blind woman with Alan Arkin--and "Geraldine"--and a few "that guys."

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Good science fiction should be about ideas. Great science fiction should be about how those ideas bear on the human condition. Excellent science fiction can apply those ideas to the human condition without falling back on the trappings of the genre.

Never Let Me Go is excellent science fiction. There are no spaceships or lasers. No time machines or robots. Nor will you find weird aliens; malignant, benign, or beneficial. What you will find is an idea that not only bares the center of the human condition, but is the human condition.

Never Let Me Go is brilliant, profound and deeply moving, yet it is also beautifully sad.

The things that are superb about this film are what you would normally hear about the next contender for best picture. Superb directing. Superb acting. Superb story, cinematography, lighting, sets, costumes, and so on. But, at its heart is a sad and disturbing bit of speculative fiction. A meditation on the time we are given to live our lives; regrets, love, acceptance, fear, will... Thrust into a tiny nutshell.

It does not contain epic space battles, prolonged action scenes, nor cinematic special effects. What it does contain is a grand idea worth being told. Worth seeing.



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