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Old 09-10-2006, 02:32 PM   #1601
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Lawn Dogs

This one goes straight to my favorite movies list. Sam Rockwell is the epitome of cool and Mischa Barton was SO cute when she was a kid.

Lawn Dogs deserves to be at least as well known (and loved) as The Ice Storm.
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Old 09-11-2006, 11:28 AM   #1602
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little MISS SUNSHINE

Oh so wants to be a Wes Anderson movie. Take one disfunctional family (Father worst motivational guru on the planet. Son with vow of silence and a Neitchze fascination, Mother barely holding it together, Gay suicidal brother, Grandad who is snorting coke and a little Ugly Duckling girl who wants to win a beauty pagent) lock them in a van on a cross country drive of enlightenment to a little MISS SUNSHINE pagent.

It was funny and sad at the same time, the performances were spot on, but somehow I wasn't as enamered with the film as critics were suggesting. Good, but not brilliant.

Right at your Door

Superb film that felt more like a documentary. Most of the action centres around the two lead characters and one house.

Terrorists set off 3 "dirty bombs" in LA during rush hour which sends up poisened ash clouds. Husband stuck at home, wife was on the way to work LA is quarantined with people told to seal up their houses, don't let anyone in as anyone exposed could be a fatal carrier. Wife comes back home but is infected. Cue lots of heartfelt conversations and phone calls as nobody knows what is going on. The confusion is told mostly via the constant radio on in the background as the drama unfolds.

The film captures perfectly the confusion and terror following an attack of such magnitude. (or at least what I imagine would happen)

One hell of a twist in the tale at the end.

Excellent.
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Old 09-11-2006, 11:38 AM   #1603
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Right at your Door

Superb film that felt more like a documentary. Most of the action centres around the two lead characters and one house.

Terrorists set off 3 "dirty bombs" in LA during rush hour which sends up poisened ash clouds. Husband stuck at home, wife was on the way to work LA is quarantined with people told to seal up their houses, don't let anyone in as anyone exposed could be a fatal carrier. Wife comes back home but is infected. Cue lots of heartfelt conversations and phone calls as nobody knows what is going on. The confusion is told mostly via the constant radio on in the background as the drama unfolds.

The film captures perfectly the confusion and terror following an attack of such magnitude. (or at least what I imagine would happen)

One hell of a twist in the tale at the end.

Excellent.
Did you see this in theaters, DVD, or tv? Sounds cool!! Now I wanna see it!!
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Old 09-11-2006, 11:49 AM   #1604
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I saw it at the Cinema.
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Old 09-11-2006, 12:10 PM   #1605
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The Quiet Earth

A slow, contemplative SF movie. Sad, too. All right, but not as good as I hoped it would be.
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I don't think Right At Your Door has been released in the states yet. I couldn't find a date when I searched. It was just released Sept. 8 in the UK.
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Old 09-11-2006, 01:18 PM   #1607
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Da-amn. (wants to see it now!!)
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Old 09-11-2006, 02:21 PM   #1608
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You me and dupree - A great film, more grown up humour and some great original stuff. I'm definatly getting this on dvd.
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Edward Scissorhands

It's been literally years since I saw this. Depp is great, as is the direction and music. And I'm a sucker for movies in which the ultimate feeling is one of futility.
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Old 09-13-2006, 07:05 AM   #1610
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Lucky Number Slevin

Surprisingly good actually! The script is smart, funny and well written, direction is fresh and the acting is top notch (Josh Hartnett, Morgan Freeman, Ben Kingsley, Lucy Lui, Bruce Willis)! Seems like Josh Hartnett has finally found a good script, the guy is hilarious in this movie!
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Old 09-14-2006, 03:53 PM   #1611
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The Postman Always Rings Twice, with the exquisite Miss Lana Turner.
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Old 09-14-2006, 04:03 PM   #1612
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Little Miss Sunshine. Funny, and quirky as well.
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Old 09-15-2006, 04:19 PM   #1613
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Finished watching the last season of Millennium. Just like I thought, Carter (or rather the others who did the work for him while he was busy making XFiles S5) killed off most of the main characters and let Frank Black leave the group (which name resembles the title of the series). Only the last few episodes were actually fun watching...

Just saw Taxi Driver for the first time. Loved the overall atmosphere of the movie, supported by the awesome orchestra soundtrack. The shooting scenes maybe went a little over the top, but the nice ending made up for that.

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Old 09-15-2006, 08:42 PM   #1614
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I've been watching a bunch since I got down here and sadly haven't really bothered to post them here. But today I saw Cronenberg's eXistenZ, and it was sufficiently mind-boggling. I really do like him as a director, and have for a while now (I've seen almost all of his movies, but not quite all yet). Anyway, it's a reality-bending virtual reality Matrix-esque trip that in my opinion proves better than The Matrix. There is the standard Cronenbergian animatronic sex organs, this time in the form of living video game "pods" that plug via an umbilical cord into the spine (the orifice being homologous to the anus). Interestingly the "game" plays much like an adventure game; you have little free will and basically you have to say the right thing or do the right thing to get anywhere. But anyway of course there's some doubt over what's real and what's not all the way through it and the ending is satisfying albeit untidy. Not quite a Cronenberg masterpiece or anything, but a good mark in a pretty much stellar oeveur. I hope he does another animatronic, human body-themed movie soon.
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The Untouchables. One of my favourite movies! Robert De Niro is marvellous. And (Stepurhan) how many stories has a hero-accountant!?
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Old 09-16-2006, 01:53 PM   #1617
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The Untouchables is very good...stylish. The Odessa Steps sequence alone is worth it.

I ought to check if Black Dahlia came out here...
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The Untouchables is very good...stylish. The Odessa Steps sequence alone is worth it.
Yeah, that was a great homage to the birth of montage.
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Old 09-17-2006, 02:02 PM   #1619
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One of my teachers tells me that some people belive it a rip-off more than homage. Bullshit! It was so obviously referencing Potemkin, from the cradle to the many shots of sailors walking around. No way in hell such a visually inventive director would need to "rip off" the sequence.

Anyway, I saw Wong Kar-Wai's In the Mood For Love last night. So beautiful. I don't know of any other movie from this decade besides perhaps The New World with such gorgeous photography.
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