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Old 03-03-2006, 10:25 PM   #941
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Capote

Philip Seymour Hoffman is who actors should aspire to. I was so entranced by his performance as Capote. Amazing.
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Old 03-04-2006, 12:07 AM   #942
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I know, what was up with that random scene where some guys find an ancient sword in some ruins then put it back in the box and you never see it again? Unless you left before that
Nah I saw that, if you're talking about the magical sword that reverses gravity or something My god how'd they get Jackie Chan for that movie - I know he's not too picky but that was just awful, Hong Kong cinema at its worst, didn't he read the script and go "WTF?" all the time?

Spun. Great movie, a lot less extravagant than Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas though not as outright hilarious. The acting was awesome though, Jason Schwartzmann (I Love Huckabees), Brittany Murphy, Mickey Rourke, Peter Stormare, John Leguizamo and Mena Suvari were all awesome. The anime bits in between were a nice twist as well.
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Old 03-04-2006, 09:58 AM   #943
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Syriana

Wonderfully complex look at the oil industy from a variety of viewpoints. None of which paint the USA or the oil industry in a flattering light.

From the writer of Traffic. Full of big name stars like George Clooney, Matt Damon and Dr Bashir from Deep Space Nine.

A tale full of corruption, double crosses and assassinations.

Just what will governements and corporations do to control the dwindling supply of oil?

Fascinating stuff.
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Old 03-04-2006, 10:15 AM   #944
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I love how you included Dr. Bashir among "big name stars" but don't actually know his name. *coughcoughalexandersiddigcoughcough*
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Old 03-04-2006, 10:24 AM   #945
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Its Alexander Siddig i think but I was trying to be funny.

Opps didnt see it in the coughs
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Old 03-04-2006, 10:26 AM   #946
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I remember the early seasons of Deep Space Nine, when he was still Siddig El Fadil.
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Old 03-04-2006, 01:24 PM   #947
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Fascinating stuff.
Exactly! Which is why I was surprised to see a lot of negative reviews - a newspaper with usually spot-on reviews said it was convoluted and badly paced, another called it pseudo-realistic and full of plot holes (what? ) etc. etc. I seriously doubt if they even got half of what was going on (which seems to be the major problem for nearly all IMDB user reviews for some reason) but when you do it's very rewarding. And "Dr. Bashir" was awesome
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Watership Down

Again. After ten years or so. Actually, probably more.

I wanted to see if it would still scar me for life if I went and watched it as an adult. It did. Freaky, freaky surreal bits, not sure why people let their kids watch this... I'm sure if someone had warned me back when I saw it the first time, I'd be a better, less twisted person now!...

Seriously, this is way too brutal, it needs a flashing warning sign.

Other than that, fantastic as always, though of course not without flaws - I've never read the book myself, but I suppose I'm going to have to now, lots of questions crop up whilst viewing the movie which, whilst a bit of imagination can fill in those gaps, really got me curious. Of course, having not read it means I don't know if the book answers these things, either but it's worth a shot.

And some of the animation is sloppy, with proportions going haywire. Eh, little tiny flaws all over the place, really, for just about everything; but the whole thing is pretty damn good.
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The book is great, and I found the relevant bits of it more disturbing than the film. I can't remember how much older I was by the time I discovered the film, though!

The Plague Dogs is another great book by the same author, and I see from a quick Googling that there's an animated movie of that, too - described by someone as "as close to an animated horror film as I've seen"!
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The book is great, and I found the relevant bits of it more disturbing than the film. I can't remember how much older I was by the time I discovered the film, though!

The Plague Dogs is another great book by the same author, and I see from a quick Googling that there's an animated movie of that, too - described by someone as "as close to an animated horror film as I've seen"!
The Plague Dogs (the movie) is probably the most mature animation film I've seen yet. Highly recommended for young and old alike, although it might be too much for kids younger than 7 y.o., since it deals with some pretty serious issues and contains blood.
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Near Dark

A great film up to that motel scene where Caleb meets with his family, than it becomes really, really bad. It's as they just threw the script into the air and said: "Aw, screw this, who's got the crack?"

Such a shame.
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Nah I saw that, if you're talking about the magical sword that reverses gravity or something My god how'd they get Jackie Chan for that movie - I know he's not too picky but that was just awful, Hong Kong cinema at its worst, didn't he read the script and go "WTF?" all the time?

Spun. Great movie, a lot less extravagant than Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas though not as outright hilarious. The acting was awesome though, Jason Schwartzmann (I Love Huckabees), Brittany Murphy, Mickey Rourke, Peter Stormare, John Leguizamo and Mena Suvari were all awesome. The anime bits in between were a nice twist as well.
Oh you mean the magnetic sword? no im talking about this sword that never appeared in the movie again after that one pointless scene, they were building it up then the climax just bombed and he put it away....none of the main characters were even in the scene, it was completely random.


....and Jackie Chan was in that?
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Oh you mean the magnetic sword? no im talking about this sword that never appeared in the movie again after that one pointless scene, they were building it up then the climax just bombed and he put it away....none of the main characters were even in the scene, it was completely random.


....and Jackie Chan was in that?
I'm having serious difficulty remember (my brain is probably erasing it due to its high bullcrap coefficient ) but I do remember Jackie Chan being in it. Could be we're talking about different movies - I'm talking about this weird cheesy Chan movie where he's an archeologist and he hears about this ancient myth so he starts investigating and gradually becomes the protagonist in the myth or something. And then there's this sword which is embedded with magic stones that enable the owner to defy gravity or something Somewhere around that point I just stopped watching
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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Very funny, very dark, and I really rooted for Downey Jr. Recommend it to anyone who likes sick comedy.
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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Very funny, very dark, and I really rooted for Downey Jr. Recommend it to anyone who likes sick comedy.
One word: Awesome.
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I'm having serious difficulty remember (my brain is probably erasing it due to its high bullcrap coefficient ) but I do remember Jackie Chan being in it. Could be we're talking about different movies - I'm talking about this weird cheesy Chan movie where he's an archeologist and he hears about this ancient myth so he starts investigating and gradually becomes the protagonist in the myth or something. And then there's this sword which is embedded with magic stones that enable the owner to defy gravity or something Somewhere around that point I just stopped watching
urm...yeah were talking about different movies, this one is just in the cinemas justnow and its subtitled
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urm...yeah were talking about different movies, this one is just in the cinemas justnow and its subtitled
Odd, can't seem to find a newer "The Myth" on IMDB, anyhow, avoid that Jackie Chan movie
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Old 03-07-2006, 05:41 PM   #958
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Twelve Monkeys

Fascinating; a time travel film with a downbeat tone and a mysterious plot. Features Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt, and Terry Gilliam directing.
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North Country

I saw it on my campus movie channel. It was a good movie. I would say Charlize Theron's performance was almost up there with Monster.

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Odd, can't seem to find a newer "The Myth" on IMDB, anyhow, avoid that Jackie Chan movie
The movie I was talking about was Seven Swords though
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