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Postby Penelope » Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:17 pm

Ghost Story (1981; John Irvin) 3/10

Hapless horror film about four old friends (Fred Astaire, John Houseman, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Melvyn Douglas) who are haunted by a decades-old secret. The Peter Straub novel certainly had potential, and the old pros (and the genuinely errie Alice Krige) do what they can, but the inept direction, choppy editing, a ridiculous music score and a terrible performance by Craig Wasson torpedo the project.
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Postby dreaMaker » Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:50 pm

Didn't see any movie today! What a sin! :O

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Postby Cinemanolis » Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:09 pm

Burn After Reading 3/10
What a disapointment!

Blindness 6/10
Wonderful work in the cinematography and editing departments




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Postby Cinemanolis » Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:02 pm

Reza wrote:
Cinemanolis wrote:Up next
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Prick Up Your Ears

What did you think of these films?

Haven't seen Maurice yet.

Prick Up Your Ears 8/10

I loved Gary Oldman's performance. Oldman showed such promise in this and in 'Sid and Nancy', that the rest of his career was a bit of a let-down. Vanessa Redgrave was also great in a role that was nothing important on paper, but she manages to give it importance and weight. As for Alfred Molina, i agree with flipp when he says it was a disgusting and desperate performance. Even though i realise that he did a brilliant job in such a demanding role, it failed to connect with me (which i suppose is good for me). Overall an underrated film with excellent perfomances.

I just saw the video comment from Ebert and Siskel from back then. Siskel was full of praises about Oldman and particularly about Molina and he said that they both deserved the Oscar in that year. Ebert was particularly impressed by Oldman and he said that he felt he was witnessing an actor like Olivier or Richard Burton in the making.

A pity that the film went un-noticed at the oscars, but it is understandable considering its subject matter and the academy voting of that period. By the way, what happened to Oldman's once promising career?

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Postby flipp525 » Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:18 am

Vanessa Redgrave's performance in Prick Up Your Ears is fabulous. Alfred Molina is just vile beyond words. A disgusting and desperate performance. I suppose that was the character, though.
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Postby Reza » Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:03 am

Cinemanolis wrote:Up next
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What did you think of these films?

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Postby OscarGuy » Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:01 am

Well, no...Brooke Bundy plays the key "Mother" role in Elm Street 3, though Nan Martin appears in another key Mother role in the film, but neither are Oscar nominees.

For me, Elm Street 2 was the absolute Nadir of the series. Even the corny Freedy's Dead and the cheapo Elm Street 5 are more inventive and interesting.

FWIW, my rankings are:

1. Elm Street
2. New Nightmare
3. Elm Street 3
4. Elm Street 4
5. Freddy's Dead
6. Elm Street 5
7. Elm Street 2
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Postby flipp525 » Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:05 am

Eric wrote:
flipp525 wrote:A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (Jack Sholder) 2/10

Not even into the gay subtext, eh?

The "2" out of ten was for the barely-clad Robert Rusler and that's about it. Even the gay subtext wasn't saving this one for me. Although, I did enjoy the tradition continued from the original of having a former Best Supporting Actress nominee play a mother role (Ronee Blakely in the first; Hope Lange in the second). Does that trend continue?




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"The mantle of spinsterhood was definitely in her shoulders. She was twenty five and looked it."



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Postby Eric » Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:07 am

flipp525 wrote:A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (Jack Sholder) 2/10

Not even into the gay subtext, eh?

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Postby Damien » Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:21 pm

anonymous wrote:Vittorio De Sica's Shoeshine. A great film. (10/10)

Blechhh!!

2/10 :p
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Postby flipp525 » Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:52 pm

A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (Jack Sholder) 2/10

All That Heaven Allows (Douglas Sirk) 9/10

Iron Man (Jon Favreau) 8/10

Manhattan (Woody Allen) 8/10

Fox and His Friends (Rainer Werner Fassbinder) 9/10




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"The mantle of spinsterhood was definitely in her shoulders. She was twenty five and looked it."



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Postby Big Magilla » Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:23 pm

The Human Comedy (Clarence Brown) 9/10

Sapphire (Basil Dearden) 9/10

The Catholics (Jack Gold) 9/10

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Postby dreaMaker » Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:44 pm

Bad Boys II

5/10

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Postby Cinemanolis » Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:28 pm

Light in the Piazza 4/10
Never Let Me Go 4/10

Princess Bride 6/10
House of Games 4/10
The Whales of August 6/10
Hope and Glory 7/10
The Empire of the Sun 7/10
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne 7/10
Withnail and I 9/10
Ironweed 6/10

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Postby barrybrooks8 » Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:51 pm

Ladies and Gentleman, the Fabulous Stains 6/10

(and if I could squeeze in my recent TV on DVD viewing, 30 Rock Season Two, 9/10)
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