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Old 09-14-2008, 06:34 AM   #3321
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Wedding Crashers

This movie was by far the best comedy I've seen in a very, very long time.
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Old 09-14-2008, 07:02 AM   #3322
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The other day I watched the Bollywood style musical Moulin Rogue. Such an emotional, at times overwhelming experience. It's tragic, funny and romantic all at the same time, one hardly keeps up with all the turns.
I loved it!
And the song Come what may has stuck in my mind for good it seems.
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Old 09-14-2008, 12:52 PM   #3323
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I can't stand musicals but I loved Moulin Rouge.
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Old 09-14-2008, 07:29 PM   #3324
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Moulin Rouge is one of my favorite films. Baz has done other good films, but this is one that lays in that space of unique perfectness that will endure as a classic, for me (though it still escapes the top 250 on IMDb).
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Old 09-15-2008, 01:53 AM   #3325
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I didn't enjoy Moulin Rouge, though I like musicals and greatly admired its visual style. I just can't sympathize with a guy in love with a hooker. Also, I found the endless pop songs more tiresome than amusing.

Anyway.

I just watched La Dolce Vita, because Roger Ebert said on his blog it was his favorite movie and that made me curious. For the first forty-five minutes or so I was really bored, and wondered why anyone was impressed. But then I started picking up on what it was saying, and I more or less enjoyed the rest. (The party at the end is an exception- I didn't understand what it was for to begin with, and was confused throughout.) The main character is such an unforgivable schmuck, I enjoyed hating him. Anyway, now that I see the point I'd probably like the beginning much more. But I don't want to see it ever again- I don't know if I could tolerate looking at Marcello for another three hours, knowing that a car's not going to run him over and do the world a favor. Still, a good movie. I'm glad I saw it.
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Old 09-15-2008, 05:36 AM   #3326
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Aargh, Moulin Rouge. Admittedly, I've only ever seen it once, and that was on a coach journey, but I can't help but cringe whenever I see clips of the song 'Come What May'. So, so bad...
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Old 09-20-2008, 02:41 PM   #3327
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The other day I watched the Bollywood style musical Moulin Rogue. Such an emotional, at times overwhelming experience. It's tragic, funny and romantic all at the same time, one hardly keeps up with all the turns.
I loved it!
And the song Come what may has stuck in my mind for good it seems.

I keep meaning to rent that. The costumes in the movie look quite beautiful along with the settings.
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Old 09-20-2008, 04:01 PM   #3328
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I've just seen a bunch of good popcorn movies: Iron Man, Incredible Hulk, Speed Racer. (I read a lot of comics, and have seen barely any anime.)

The Marvel movies were very well-done and surprisingly simple. It's like they've boiled the characters down to the most basic elements which every writer agrees on (mostly elements from the 60's), and just had fun with those. I look forward to the sequels, which are more likely to surprise me a little. Still, lots of fun.

Speed Racer was terrific, though I kept looking over my shoulder to make sure no one saw me with it. It's not at all that it was bad- just embarassingly babyish in its appearance. But halfway through I stopped caring if anyone saw me, because I was having way too much fun. There are a few sequences which had me temporarily confused, and there are these obnoxious sidekicks I'd love to see get grisly deaths, but otherwise it's nonstop fun. I don't know whether I'd recommend it to anyone at all, but I had a great time.
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Old 09-20-2008, 05:15 PM   #3329
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Beautiful, slow-paced movie about a love-story, a real surprise to me. Great soundtrack, too. Loved it.
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Old 09-25-2008, 05:57 AM   #3330
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Re-view for the fifth time: INLAND EMPIRE - look at this in a bad flu evening, and it's the closest experience to an epiphany! A masterpiece!

Last movie seen: Maurice, by James Ivory. Loved the novel, but the film, even if I'm a Ivory's fan, disappointed me.
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Old 09-26-2008, 02:07 PM   #3331
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I recently saw Ober, a Dutch movie about a waiter who has a shitty life. When it gets really bad he visits the guy who writes the story to ask him if there could be just a little bit of fun in his life, please? The author gives in, but he also changes another aspect of the waiter's life, and makes it a bit more shitty in another respect. So the waiter visits him again. This happens a few times more, and also other characters visit the author to complain about the plot and their roles in it. Of course the author gets really annoyed by this, and the end is predictable, unfortunately.
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saw it with my friend dave and my future wife britney and daves' little brother very good movie suspenseful and a great thriller loved it I highly recommened seeing this movie couldn't find one flaw in it at all but still not as good as the dark knight but pretty close.
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:13 AM   #3333
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I recently saw the movie Into the Wild and I can definately recommend it.
It is about a boy who after graduation leaves his family and burns all bridges to go travelling through America.
It is rather sad, but very beautiful, not only the story, but also the landscape shots
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:19 AM   #3334
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I saw that too recently. Very good movie.
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:26 PM   #3335
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I recently saw the movie Into the Wild and I can definately recommend it.
Wonderful movie. It deserved an Oscar: great performance by Hirsch and amazing soundtrack by Eddie Vedder.
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Old 09-30-2008, 06:56 AM   #3337
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After the movie was over I wondered how many real people are like the protagonist, whose name I forgot.
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Christopher McCandless.

And the movie was a pretty much factual retelling of his real story.
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Old 10-04-2008, 12:43 PM   #3339
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This movie always makes me laugh.
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Old 10-04-2008, 02:54 PM   #3340
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I rented Smart People with Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ellen Page...
I saw this one last week, and I totally agree about Ellen Page being teh sexy.

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This movie always makes me laugh.
Me too. I like Brendan Fraser best in comedies, for some odd reason.

Oh, and I finally went and saw The Dark Knight last night... and was terribly underwhelmed. Must be Ron's corrupting influence.
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