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Old 10-31-2007, 08:16 AM   #2961
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Darjeeling Limited.

Hotel Chevalier was a better view only because it was a new use of the Wes Anderson aesthetic. Darjeeling Limited is touching at times and of course composed with detail, but it's lacking when considering something like Life Aquatic which was such an over-the-top use of his style already.

Hotel Chevalier, on the other hand, is the first time something genuinely intimate has been filmed with Anderson's characteristically sterile camera. The result is a paradoxical love scene, something that should be tender but isn't. But it works, because the scene is awkward in the first place.
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Old 10-31-2007, 11:37 AM   #2962
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Shutter: Now this was one creepy ass ghost flick. Two parts even took me by surprise and that ending was unexpected. Great movie.
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Old 10-31-2007, 02:27 PM   #2963
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The Mummy - A fun movie. I liked the tongue-in-cheek humor.

Magnolia - I had trouble staying interested in this movie. Didn't really care for the characters or their stories.
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Feast: I absolutly loved it. It was fast, gory, and goofy all at once. Best creature feature I've seen in a loooong time.
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Old 11-01-2007, 12:50 AM   #2965
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Ahhhhh...so THAT'S what I did wrong. The make-believe sword just didn't, um, cut it.

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Panthera Said: I've added nancy drew to my list of "movies I'm going to remake if I ever become a movie director". also on the list are Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy - based on the books (since we have a rather good tv-series based on the radio-transcript) and Harry potter as a serial, at least a mini-series of each book.
I know there's more but that's the big ones I can remember now..
The Wizard of Oz also needs to be done properly, with something more closely resembling the tone of the book. Maybe Ozma of Oz too. I heard that someone is in fact doing a film of the Wizard of Oz...I can only hope s/he loves the book and makes a mostly-faithful adaptation.
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Old 11-01-2007, 01:31 AM   #2966
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I never read the books, but there's an animated series about Oz that I remember being really good.
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Oh I almost forgot...yesterday I went to see a Swedish film called "As It Is In Heaven" (Så som i himmelen) about a world renown conductor and musician who retires to his childhood village after a spell of ill health.

I have mixed feelings about it...I enjoyed it as a film and liked the concept and acting- but the movie did seem to border on melodrama.
Melodrama isn't necessarily a BAD thing, but in this case, it made the plot and characters seem a bit simplistic and token, and the events to seem like a contrived list of set ups and problems.
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Old 11-02-2007, 03:50 PM   #2968
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Lilo & Stitch
It's been yonks since I watched a Disney movie. This one was cheap. I quite liked it.
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Old 11-02-2007, 04:53 PM   #2969
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Lilo & Stitch is a good Disney flick, although i liked Emperors New Groove even more.

Saw Premonition recently, the Asian one, not the crappy Sandra Bullock one. It was okay, but instead of going apeshit in the last 5 mins like most Asian horrors, it went apeshit in the last 25. Will have to check out Shutter, sounds pretty good!
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Old 11-02-2007, 06:43 PM   #2970
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The Mummy Returns is a horrible sequel. They added an annoying kid and a dumb past-lives story arc, and Rachel Weisz is no longer charming. They had a good formula with the first movie, but they somehow screwed that up.
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Old 11-02-2007, 07:06 PM   #2971
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Oh man, I couldn't agree more. I want that two hours back!

Seen: The Reckoning. I thought that overall the film was very well done.
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Watched:

2001 Maniacs: It was gory and just plain silly at times. Just ends up being a... "I've seen it" type of movie.
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The Mummy Returns is a horrible sequel. They added an annoying kid and a dumb past-lives story arc, and Rachel Weisz is no longer charming. They had a good formula with the first movie, but they somehow screwed that up.
I completely agree. I really liked Rachael Weisz in the first film, but they took her character in a completely different direction in the second one. This is a classic case of Sequelitis, where they take a fun concept and try to beef it up for the sequel. I would much rather they take the same characters and simply tell a second story, rather than monkey with the essential flavor of the thing.

Yesterday, I saw The Invasion and 3:10 to Yuma in the theater at Cavendish. I thought that the Invasion really fell apart somewhere in the middle. It also was full of predictable situations, and too many panicky car chase sequences. I quite enjoyed 3:10 to Yuma...it had a very old fashioned feel to it, sort of a throwback to the old school Western, though I was slightly puzzled by the ending....
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I mean, Dan wants the honor that comes with marching Ben Wade onto the train. Ben has Dan in a choke hold...so Dan tells him the story of how he just wants to be a hero ONCE in his life so his son can look up to him...so Ben pulls him up and they run off to the train together... so Dan gets the credit for having walked Ben Wade to the 3:10.... But, why is Dan satisfied with this? He only succeeds because Ben Wade lets him. Or is he successful because what he said actually does get Ben Wade onto the train, so in a sense he DID do it, just not through force? Is he doing it for his son's benefit and doesn't care if he really succeeded or not?
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Old 11-03-2007, 01:39 PM   #2974
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Hairspray which was way much better than I expected. I would recommend this to anyone! I thought from the trailers, and the pictures of John Travolta in a female fat suit, that the movie would have the type of humour I can't stand (norbit like), but the humour was actually very warm and the movie was not at all what I expected, even though I'd read what it was about. I just smiled the whole time, and went out of the cinema with a warm, fuzzy feeling inside..

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lace: I really like lilo and stitch. The movie is cute and sad, the second movie is okay, and quite funny, and even the tv-series is fun.
The same can't be said about the emperor's new groove series, but the movie is great! lots of fun, and David Spade is so perfect for his role.
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Watched:

Corpse Bride: Seemed like it might be decent. Then they started singing...

Live Feed: A cheap Hostel cash-in type movie.
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Old 11-04-2007, 11:38 AM   #2976
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Hot Dog...The Movie - there's '80s movies, and then there's '80s movies. I knew that some bad stuff was made during the '80s, but it was hard to believe that something like this existed until I actually saw it. Except for skiers who saw this when it was released, I bet it was forgotten as quickly as a cheap sitcom that gets canceled after a couple shows. I wouldn't have known about this if it weren't for some hardcore skiers.

Now, "ski porn" is a term that gets used for a lot of ski movies today, but Hot Dog actually deserves it. It's all about skiing and sex. That doesn't sound bad, but the story and music get in the way. Overall, I recommend you stay away from this unless you're interested in discovering the lowest common denominator of '80s entertainment.
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Old 11-04-2007, 12:24 PM   #2977
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Die Hard 4.0

Decent popcorn flick for a lazy sunday afternoon. Not as good as the first 2, but still reasonable to watch. DVD version actually reinstates the "Fu**er" in "Yippe Kay Ay Motherf***er" which was missing from the cinema release.
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Old 11-04-2007, 05:29 PM   #2978
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Dnevnoy dozor (Daywatch)

It was great, maybe not as good as Nochnoy dozor but still really good.
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Old 11-08-2007, 03:53 AM   #2979
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Death at a funeral

I know I should be ashamed of myself but I laughed my ass off when I saw the poo hand...

Good British humor, but not for everyone!
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Old 11-08-2007, 03:31 PM   #2980
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Meh... that for me was a real "oh come on, you guys are better than this" moment. I found the rest of the film pretty entertaining. The drugged up fiancée was funny.
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