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Old 03-09-2006, 03:23 PM   #961
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The movie I was talking about was Seven Swords though
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Old 03-11-2006, 04:32 PM   #962
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Lollilove. Excellent and funny mockumentary about a rich married couple that come up with a 'charity' where they make and give lollipops with "uplifting" slogans ("you matter" or "no complaining, hombre" ) on the wrappers to homeless people Jenna Fischer (The Office) co-wrote it and stars as the disconnected wife, awesome stuff.
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[Syriana]

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
I will freely admit to being quite confused by its intricacies! Well done to you if you managed to follow the plot all the way through - I think I got it, but I can't be sure!

Despite that, I agree with Lucien. Syriana was fascinating and thought-provoking, and taut and compelling to boot. It was convoluted but necessarily so - just like the dealings it was outlining. Probably the most 'serious' film I've ever seen in the cinema (usually I won't take the chance), but it was definitely rewarding.

Just pay attention if you go to see it. Don't forget faces and expect to be spoon-fed like I did.
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Old 03-12-2006, 04:17 AM   #964
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Lollilove. Excellent and funny mockumentary about a rich married couple that come up with a 'charity' where they make and give lollipops with "uplifting" slogans ("you matter" or "no complaining, hombre" ) on the wrappers to homeless people Jenna Fischer (The Office) co-wrote it and stars as the disconnected wife, awesome stuff.
Hrm... I can see myself getting the shivers out of the misdirected charity.
Watching characters doing incredible stupid things always give me the feeling of shame. Sometimes I can´t bare to watch the most embarrasing scenes at all. But since I´m pretty bored at the moment I´ll check my closest videorental out. The story sounds funny.

And btw, I think it´s a shame we don´t get the Oscar winning movies to my small hometown until now. It would have been nice to get the chance to see them before the Oscars.
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Old 03-12-2006, 06:43 AM   #965
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Last night I watched Cast a Dealdy Spell and Don't Look Now.

Cast a Deadly Spell is just as good as I remember it (I've seen it before), but Don't Look Now failed to live up to its reputation. It's not exactly a complete failure, but I could hardly say I was impressed. The atmosphere is far from what I expected and the whole thing didn't scare me for a second.

Well, Donald Sutherland's hairdo was a little scary.
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I will freely admit to being quite confused by its intricacies! Well done to you if you managed to follow the plot all the way through - I think I got it, but I can't be sure!
Well I did expect it to be complicated from what I'd read in reviews, so I managed to pay very close attention to every character and small detail from the start
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Despite that, I agree with Lucien. Syriana was fascinating and thought-provoking, and taut and compelling to boot. It was convoluted but necessarily so - just like the dealings it was outlining. Probably the most 'serious' film I've ever seen in the cinema (usually I won't take the chance), but it was definitely rewarding.
Oh it definately was convoluted, on purpose The newspapers made it sound like it made a mess of the storylines, but I think they didn't get how it was sort of integral to the movie's style, since then I've also read some reviews stating something along those lines though. I think the confusing parts are intended to be confusing, in a sort of documentary style (and since the whole film was shot on DV, that makes sense). I knew the oil industry was complicated from what I'd seen in documentaries and read in articles, but you don't really get it until you see this movie, my hat goes off to Clooney for making this and Good Night and Good Luck his pet projects.
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Hrm... I can see myself getting the shivers out of the misdirected charity.
Watching characters doing incredible stupid things always give me the feeling of shame. Sometimes I can´t bare to watch the most embarrasing scenes at all. But since I´m pretty bored at the moment I´ll check my closest videorental out. The story sounds funny.
Oh it's definately worth it - I wouldn't say it makes you feel shameful (as it's scripted) but at times you'll get cramps just by laughing The way they actually think (/act like) they're making a difference in homeless people's lives is hilarious.
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And btw, I think it´s a shame we don´t get the Oscar winning movies to my small hometown until now. It would have been nice to get the chance to see them before the Oscars.
Not even Crash (2004)? Perhaps it just takes some time to dub/subtitle them? Do Swedish cinemas dub movies? Because that takes a whole lot more time than just subtitling. I seriously feel dubbing should be banned in all countries, it's *evil*
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Not even Crash (2004)? Perhaps it just takes some time to dub/subtitle them? Do Swedish cinemas dub movies? Because that takes a whole lot more time than just subtitling. I seriously feel dubbing should be banned in all countries, it's *evil*
I don´t know about Crash, I was thinking about Brokeback Mountain which went up last Friday. I´ll have to find a friend to watch it with, there´s no way I´ll get my husband to join me. It´s just not "his kind of story" he, he.

Luckily we do not, and have never had dubbing in Sweden. That must be devastating for the experience of the movie. I also think of the great opportuity for all kids to hear English (which is the case for most of the films)pronunciation and English expressions. Can you imagine: Do you feel lucky... punk in German??
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I don't like dubbing because being a native English speaker (and having only 4 years of high school German), I love hearing other languages and watching the subtitles to see if I can figure anything out.
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I just remembered a vacation a couple of years ago. We took the night ferry from a Danish island (Bornholm) to Rugen, Germany. It was a German shipping company so everything was in German. We were really tired and decided to watch TV in one of the lounges. It was Magnum with Tom Selleck. We had to leave though because we laughed so hard hearing macho Tom Selleck speaking German. It was so absurd.
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The first time I saw Aliens it was in Hungarian with no subtitles. And I don't even speak Hungarian.
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The first time I saw Aliens it was in Hungarian with no subtitles. And I don't even speak Hungarian.
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It was... Well, an experience I'll remember much longer than watching it in English for the first time.
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I saw Flightplan last night. The twist was great.
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It was Magnum with Tom Selleck. We had to leave though because we laughed so hard hearing macho Tom Selleck speaking German. It was so absurd.
I saw '24' dubbed into French last year. Jack Bauer isn't so tough in French!
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Luckily we do not, and have never had dubbing in Sweden. That must be devastating for the experience of the movie. I also think of the great opportuity for all kids to hear English (which is the case for most of the films)pronunciation and English expressions. Can you imagine: Do you feel lucky... punk in German??
Fühle Sie glücklich, Dreckskerl? Yeah without dubbing kids can actually teach themselves English (that's how I taught myself before we ever got one class of English in schools ), and so many wonderful English expressions get horribly raped in translation.
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I saw Flightplan last night. The twist was great.
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**** DON'T HIGHLIGHT THIS IF YOU PLAN ON SEEING THE MOVIE ****
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I actually thought Jodie Foster's character was simply going crazy throughout the first part of the movie, didn't see it coming at all!

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I saw '24' dubbed into French last year. Jack Bauer isn't so tough in French!
Yeah I saw an episode of the first season a couple of years ago in Paris, damn that sucked immensely "Merde!" just doesn't do Kiefer's "Damnit!" any justice

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Brokeback Mountain

I felt the starting scene to be rather awkward - it felt more like it would be the logical end of the movie and the rest of the movie would be "And this is what happened to get us here...", but apparently, it actually starts that way. Hm. Weird. Or maybe it's just me, but I found the acting very awkward in that first scene.

At any rate, I sat there and dreaded the rest of the movie, thinking maybe it was being overhyped... but it smoothed out well and the pace was nice and slow, and very soon it had me drawn right in.

And of course I cried.

Very recommendable.
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And of course I cried.
That's wot I wanted to hear.
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The first time I saw Aliens it was in Hungarian with no subtitles. And I don't even speak Hungarian.

Thanks for reminding me to look for my old rusty VHS tape.

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Come on! Come on! Come and get it, baby! Come on! Let's go, yeah, come on! Come on! Come and get it you bastards! Come on, you too! Oh, you want some of this? **** you!
Haven't watched it in two years! That's as scary as it gets for me, really.
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Haven't watched it in two years! That's as scary as it gets for me, really.
Spineless WUSS!!! Shameless CRAVEN!! PUSSY!!

Too bad I'm not there to force you to watch Silent Hill when it opens in the cinemas. Oooohoohoohoo!!!
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I say we grease this rat **** son of a bitch right now

I was really excited about Silent Hill when I first read about it on this forum but that was aaaaages ago and I've kind of lost interest a bit. Hopefully I'll get excited again before it comes out, and hopefully it won't suck.
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