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Old 04-12-2008, 02:15 PM   #3201
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Ocean's Eleven
The Clooney/Pitt/Damon/Roberts/everyone else version.

Somehow I'd managed to avoid seeing any of this trilogy until now, but I picked them all up the other day. The first one is pretty stylish.
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Old 04-12-2008, 11:56 PM   #3202
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The first one is excellent, but honestly don't bother with the sequels. It's like they took everything that was good about Eleven and left it out. To be entirely fair I should say I never actually watched the third one but judging by the trailers it's no better than the pretty atrocious Twelve.
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Ocean's Twelve
WTF? This started off in a fairly promising manner, and then descended into dreadfulness. By the end I was wondering how much more ludicrous the plot could become .
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Old 04-13-2008, 08:50 PM   #3204
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I didn't even bother with Ocean's Twelve, much less Thirteen.
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You know, I never cared for Westerns much, but over the years, there have been some modern Westerns that have been so good.

The Assassination Of Jessie James... Just saw that one. Very good movie.
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Old 04-14-2008, 12:10 AM   #3206
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Ocean's Twelve
WTF? This started off in a fairly promising manner, and then descended into dreadfulness. By the end I was wondering how much more ludicrous the plot could become .
Can't say didn't warn you but I guess my post came too late.

But yes... "The Nightfox", honestly. What I don't get is how they managed to screw it up with basically the same team. Maybe the writers were on strike?
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Michael Clayton. I liked the way the story unfolded and George Clooney was excellent imho.

A Beautiful Mind. Gripping and fascinating on many levels. His genius, the way his illness affected him and also the way his wife stood by him all the way.
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Can't say didn't warn you but I guess my post came too late.
Hehe. Only in the sense that I'd bought the trilogy. Ocean's Thirteen is this evening's film, so I shall see if it's any better than Ocean's Twelve...
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Ocean's Thirteen
Much, much better than Ocean's Twelve. It's a tad more tongue-in-cheek than the first film, but it at least has the decency to remain consistent throughout, to (pretty much) make sense, and to deliver a few surprises.
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Old 04-19-2008, 06:43 AM   #3210
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I have just seen the movie (on dvd) 'Georgia Rule' with Felicity Huffmann, Jane Fonday - and Lindsey Lohan.

I wasn't expecting much, least of all from Lindsay Lohan's acting. But in this movie, she proves that she can both can act and get her act together.

It is rare that a so young actress plays so well, I find.
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In Bruges

Colin Farrel and Brendan Gleeson are two foul-mouthed Irish hitmen who are sent by their boss (Ralph Fiennes) to hide out in the Belgian town of bruges after cocking up a hit on a priest.

This is certainly not a politically correct movie as everything from Midgets (sorry, Dwarfs) to 3 superfat American Tourists are fair game in this laugh out loud black comedy.

The plot might be wafer thin, the characters only bared sketchout and the end a tad ludicrious, but I can't remember when I laughed so hard at a movie.

Bloody F-ing hilarious.

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Poseidon (2006)
Surprisingly entertaining for an utterly silly film.
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Blade Runner

This was better, and much different, than what I was expecting. The story is a bit thin, but the cinematography is stunning, the special effects are and writing are excellent, and the acting is spot-on.
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Poseidon (2006)
Surprisingly entertaining for an utterly silly film.
The Poseidon Adventure (1972) is the original; it has a crazy laundry list of actors and is both more entertaining and sillier than the remake. Really, nothing beats watching a very large Shelley Winters swim underwater like a manatee. Sea cow. Whatever. It's fun.
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I quite liked The Man From Earth.
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Old 04-26-2008, 09:57 PM   #3216
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I liked American Gangster. If you're looking for a gangster movie ( this one's based on 70's New York), I'd recommend this one. Can't go much wrong with Denzel Washington, one of my favourite actors. Can't recall seeing a bad movie starred by him...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0765429/
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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
I'm a bit embarassed to say it, but I actually enjoyed this. It's awfully silly, but it's also a considerable improvement over the second film. I think.
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Old 04-27-2008, 07:59 PM   #3218
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Cloverfield.

An excellent J.J. Abrams project. I was skeptical at first, but ended up totally enjoying it.
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I think the problem with the Pirates sequels is that with 2 and 3 they delivered the theme park ride that everyone was expecting from the 1st. Still some great moments and characters but lacking the nuance of the original.
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Spiderwick Chronicles. I'm a sucker for kids' movies. 8/10
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