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Old 07-24-2006, 05:42 PM   #1481
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Old 07-24-2006, 06:17 PM   #1482
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I remember reading about this a while ago. I didn't realise it came out yet. I had a feeling that it would be somewhat hit or miss from story to story. I find that these big well known directors tend to have problems with the short film medium.

There was one a few years ago about New York (I think with Woody Allen, Scorsese and Coppola, which you think would be the greatest thing ever commited to film). Not great. And then there was Three Extremes last year with Chanwook Park (Oldboy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance), Fruit Chan (I'm not sure) and Takashi Miike (over-rated ultra-violent crap). Also not great.

Oh well.

And I just saw Monster House which was good old-fashionned fun.
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Old 07-26-2006, 08:09 PM   #1483
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A Scanner Darkly - it wasn't a terrible movie, but it never really drew me in. The acting wasn't noteworthy, and the rotoscoping was only so-so. Having read the book, it felt like much was missing.
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Old 07-26-2006, 08:38 PM   #1484
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Really? I've been reading that it isn't so good. I really liked the book, so I was rather looking forward to the movie.
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Old 07-27-2006, 03:49 PM   #1485
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Old 07-27-2006, 04:14 PM   #1486
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What's that one like?
I really enjoyed it, had me laughing almost the whole way through. I was confused at the end however. Be warned however, that to me this movie has no gray area. You either love it or you hate it.

Spoiler:
Did Danny help Julian do the hit in Mexico City?
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Old 07-28-2006, 01:12 AM   #1487
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Saw (second seethrough)

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I still can`t help being impressed by the ending. Who saw ( ) that one coming?
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Old 07-28-2006, 08:03 AM   #1488
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The Lake House

Very, very nice. Certainly not unpredictable, but it's not about surprises. Given that, though, I'd say the ending shouldn't be what it is.

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Personally, I find that instead of saving him, she should've been too late to do so. It would have had more emotional impact than saving him did.


Hm. Short review! Oh well. Watch it.
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Old 07-30-2006, 05:08 PM   #1490
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I saw Pirates of the Carribean 2: Dead Man's Chest last night, finally, but more importantly I saw Scoop today.

Pirates 2 was alright, but it started lagging for a while, between the cannibal section (did anyone else think one of them resembled Lemonhead? maybe I was overthinking) and the climax. As I'm sure soem of you guys have pointed out, it did seem to be referencing the Monkey Island games at least to the extent of run-ins with cannibals and a voodoo lady, althought ironically I thought this one lacked the same whimsical near-MI humor of the first movie. It was as though everyone involved suddenly took the series a lot more seriously, even though the fact they didn't in the first was what made it so charming. Here's to a better conclusion.

Scoop, I thought, was amazing. Perhaps the best movie I've seen thus far this year (which is admittedly not as many movies as I'd like). Woody Allen + Scarlett Johansson + London = success, apparently. Although I never found his recent movies as bad as most critics complain about, but Match Point and Scoop are genuinely great movies and probably modern masterpieces in their own right, especially when viewed together. Anyway, Scoop was immensely enjoyable and hilarious, and the cast was perfect and Allen's script was both witty and approachable and unique like most of his movies.

:sigh: I know this movie won't help my lovesickness for Scarlett Jo.
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I remember reading about this a while ago. I didn't realise it came out yet. I had a feeling that it would be somewhat hit or miss from story to story. I find that these big well known directors tend to have problems with the short film medium.
There was this movie called Eros, about three love stories, each directed by a different film-maker. They were Antonioni, Soderbergh, and Wong Kar Wai.
All in all, I loved this movie, all three parts of it, even though Wong Kar Wai 45 minutes jewel kind of eclipsed the other two.


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What's that one like?
I thought it was funny, but I can't remember a thing about this movie only a few months after seeing it, so it probably wasn't that great.
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This movie puzzles me. Why did Harry call Holly to come to Vienna in the first place? When Harry Met Holly, why did Harry run?
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Old 07-31-2006, 12:43 PM   #1493
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I saw Superman Returns about half an hour ago.

I was ecstatic when the intro credits came up on the screen.
Man I really do love that John Williams classic theme music, and Singer made the intro look like the original was, very nice!

I feared that the movie would be too long, as it was over 2.5 hours, but in the end, the movie went by really quickly. It brought a big smile to my face almost continuously throughout the whole movie.

Actors were really good, Brandon Routh was the best, clearly. Kevin Spacey did a good performance also even though his role as Lex Luthor wasn't as big as I had imagined.

Only one that I had some problems with was Kate Bosworth, but even before I saw the movie I thought that she wasn't entirely perfect for the role.

Superman is back and I'm really happy about it. This movie did not fail me.
I had a great and very delightful company at the theater so that certainly helped me to enjoy the movie that I had waited to see for so long.
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and very delightful company at the theater so that certainly helped me to enjoy the movie that I had waited to see for so long.
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Hmm, well I'd prefer not to tell too much.
She is a really, really nice person to be with, she is the same age as me.

And I like her a lot.
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A charming movie, people said its the downfall of pixar? Hardly, its a great family friendly movie.
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I saw this little movie called Brick, basically a highschool film noir. Pretty damn good, I thought. Perhaps I'll write more later.
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In the last two days I've seen Star Trek V: The Undiscovered Country and The Passion of the Christ. Very different (obviously), though I could probably argue that they have a lot in common if I was so inclined.

I may or may not write some comments on the latter film tomorrow; I need to sleep on this one first. As for Star Trek... well, I made some comments in the Thread™. If you really care about what I think, take a look there.
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Pirates of the Carribean 2.

I loved it, but then, how could I not love it. Action, adventure, pirates, Monkey Island-ish, with Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley (it's not that I like her that much as an actress, but she's definetely a cutie).

The child in me can't wait to see the third part. Fun.
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I watched Man with the Screaming Brain a few days ago.

A brand new Bruce Campbell movie that was written, directed and acted by Bruce Campbell. The movie also starred such stars as Bruce's friend Ted Raimi and Stacy Keach.

A really weird B movie, that's guaranteed Bruce Campbell quality.
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