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Old 01-05-2010, 02:27 PM   #3721
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My father and I went to see Avatar a second time last Saturday night at 8 PM. We got to the theater (a good one this time), and the entire floor was packed with people who wanted to see Avatar. Naturally the tickets for the 8:30 PM show were sold out. The next showing was 9:50, but I didn't know whether to buy tickets for that - it would late, so I'd need my father's approval, but he was parking the car and I didn't have my cell phone. So I waited two minutes for him, and then they were sold out for the 9:50 showing as well. And more people were still coming, wanting to buy tickets for Avatar. (There was no later showing that night.) I have never seen Israeli theaters that packed.

So we went again tonight, but this time we ordered the tickets a day in advance over the internet. They let you choose the seats that way, and all the good seats in the middle had already been taken so we picked the two that were closest to the middle (though that wasn't saying much). We went there, the room was entirely sold out. (And this is with tickets 150% the price of a 2D movie!) But we saw the movie, and it was awesome.

Sitting there, seeing that world in front of me with all its depth and texture, I wished I could smell it, and feel it. We'll get there someday.
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:14 PM   #3722
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And more people were still coming, wanting to buy tickets for Avatar. (There was no later showing that night.) I have never seen Israeli theaters that packed.
Ohh, same here. I'm trying to watch it about 1 week. I think I'll be, finally, able to watch Avatar tomorrow, 3D I hope.

Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amelie Poulain

Interesting and Unique. Yann Tiersen music fits perfectly to this movie!
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Interesting and Unique. Yann Tiersen music fits perfectly to this movie!
His soundtrack was wonderful for Amelie. So whimsical and appropriate for such a quirky little film!
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Old 01-09-2010, 06:46 AM   #3724
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Memories of Murder
Loved it, now waiting for Mother (Madeo)

btw here's a great review of Paranormal Activity - http://video.ign.com/dor/articles/99...ty_111809.html
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Old 01-10-2010, 02:25 AM   #3725
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Interesting and Unique. Yann Tiersen music fits perfectly to this movie!
One of my favorite movies, just because it is so weird!
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Old 01-11-2010, 04:24 PM   #3726
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Tales from Earthsea

Not Studio Ghibli's best work, far from it. Style over substance all the way.
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Old 01-23-2010, 10:57 AM   #3727
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This one shows us that you can in fact look good and still have a good story, you hear that James Cam?

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I hated that movie. Not for any political reasons- I just thought the animation was hideous. It looked like what might be cutscenes in a cel-shaded game. I wonder whether I might have enjoyed it with actually good animation; I know that the director of it was one of the writers of a TV show I like a lot. ("B'tipul", which was later translated into English as the inferior "In Treatment".)
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I hated that movie. Not for any political reasons- I just thought the animation was hideous. It looked like what might be cutscenes in a cel-shaded game. I wonder whether I might have enjoyed it with actually good animation; I know that the director of it was one of the writers of a TV show I like a lot. ("B'tipul", which was later translated into English as the inferior "In Treatment".)
Have I ever mentioned that you seem to hate everything I love and vice versa?

I loved Waltz with Bashir, for the story as well as the presentation, some scenes were very powerful, sometimes because of this particular animation technique and style.

EDIT: Oh, and In Treatment (HBO) is rather awesome, too - but I admit I haven't seen the original.
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:40 AM   #3730
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Hunger

Finally got it on DVD. This one is probably on my top 10 list of best movies of all time. Michael Fassbender does the performance of a lifetime. Highly recommended.
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Old 01-24-2010, 01:10 PM   #3731
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Have I ever mentioned that you seem to hate everything I love and vice versa?
I searched through the thread a bit to back up what you're saying. There's something to it, but we both liked District 9, Juno and The Sopranos.

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In Treatment is translated from the Hebrew almost word for word, except for taking out references which are clearly Israeli. There are two major differences in quality. First, the American one looks a lot more professional, you know, better directed, better lit, much more impressive sets and props and the like. I think it also had a better soundtrack, though I can't remember. (I do know that they kept the Israeli theme music, though shortened.) As far as production values go it makes the original look downright amateurish. But the acting is where the new show doesn't hold up compared to the original, and since the entire show is just a bunch of people talking, that's crucial. The characters as written are very Israeli. They're direct to the point of rudeness, they're friendly at the expense of professionalism, they question assumptions and have rebellious attitudes. They're ordinary people I might see every day here, and the Israeli cast is so great that it never seems like they're acting. When they gave the same characters to an American cast, something went wrong. My theory is that, not knowing any Israelis well themselves, the actors probably had a hard time getting into the heads of the characters. What seems normal in Israel seems takes some suspension of disbelief if the characters are American. But whether I'm right about the reason or not, the American cast rarely comes close to the quality of the original. I tried watching a few episodes back-to-back between the two versions, and the American actors looked like they didn't know what they were doing by comparison.

I am actually looking forward to the third season of In Treatment, because the Israeli show only had two seasons. That means that they're going to have to write the episodes from scratch, with American characters acting like Americans. I expect that to turn out better.
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(...) story as well as the presentation, some scenes were very powerful, sometimes because of this particular animation technique and style.
Although in the end he kinda "cheated".


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I searched through the thread a bit to back up what you're saying. There's something to it, but we both liked District 9, Juno and The Sopranos.
I believe I disagreed with you on quite a few things in other threads as well (but haven't always been vocal about it). But that's just an observation, you always back up your points and I enjoy reading it.

The soundtrack in In Treatment is indeed fantastic, and I'm sure HBO's production tops anything else out there - but now I'd like to watch a few episodes of the original. Have they ever been subbed or dubbed?
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I very much doubt they've been dubbed. But you can probably find subtitles on the internet somewhere.
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Finally got it on DVD. This one is probably on my top 10 list of best movies of all time. Michael Fassbender does the performance of a lifetime. Highly recommended.
I didn't enjoyed it the first time I watched, but I gave it a second chance, and then I realized how interesting that movie is!

I've just finished watching to Estômago (Estomago: A Gastronomic Story), the opposite of Hunger, hehe. It's one of my favorite brazilian movies. Highly recommended, too!
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I didn't enjoyed it the first time I watched, but I gave it a second chance, and then I realized how interesting that movie is!

I've just finished watching to Estômago (Estomago: A Gastronomic Story), the opposite of Hunger, hehe. It's one of my favorite brazilian movies. Highly recommended, too!
I think I've read something about Estômago but I haven't seen it yet. It's the one where some prisoner starts cooking food in prison, right? The best Brasilian movie I've seem so far is without a doubt Cidade de Deus (haven't seen Cidade Dos Homens yet). But then it must be added that I haven't seen that many, I will check out Estômago.
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I think I've read something about Estômago but I haven't seen it yet. It's the one where some prisoner starts cooking food in prison, right?
Yes, it's exactly that one!

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Cidade de Deus is a good one, I haven't seen Cidade dos Homens either. My favorite brazilian movies:

- O Auto da Compadecida (A dog's will)
- Tropa de Elite (The Elite Squad) If you've enjoyed cidade de Deus, probably will enjoy this one, too.
- Besouro

And Estômago, of course. Tell me your thoughts when you watch it!
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Another friend of mine has also recommended Tropa de Elite so I will definitely see that one.

Have anyone seen 12 meter ohne kopf yet? It should have been released in Germany by now. I'm going to Hamburg next week and I'm thinking about seeing it if it's any good (I will also visit Hamburg Dungeon and the Störtebecker punk club of course ).
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Amadeus - 1984

One of my favorite movies of all time. I think it was the fourth time I've seen it!

The outstanding story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback by Antonio Salieri. Excellent acting, music and costumes. This film was responsible for awakening my interest in classical music. Recommended!
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Being from Lebanon, I really can relate to this movie. It was a tough year, the year of 1982.
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