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Postby Eric » Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:11 am

Yeah, The Wrestler is some weaksauce.

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Postby Bog » Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:54 am

OH...maybe it's not as popular with critics and awards groups and right on the lips of everyone as those 2 you mention...but I certainly enjoyed it heads and tails above them. I'd argue it is at least as good a film as Button and Slumdog.

You gave The Wrestler an 8.5 Sabin....diffrent strokes

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Postby Sabin » Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:38 pm

Jesus Christ, people!

Stop liking Gran Torino! You're better than this! The Curious Case of Benjamin Button I understand. Slumdog Millionaire I understand. Gran Torino I. Do. Not!
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Postby barrybrooks8 » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:00 pm

Gran Torino 9/10
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Postby Bog » Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:41 pm

Well more referencing the fact that the last 10 movies you've seen you loved or borderline loved...and outside of Wong it isn't as though they were movies you sought out for a personal desire.

Sounds wonderful but incredibly rare.

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Postby Franz Ferdinand » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:24 am

Bog wrote:Wow, Franz, you had a good weekend?

To be fair, I just listed the last ten movies I've seen, and with the holidays just over, it was over the past week or so. I think I've seen a movie per day so far this year though.

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Postby OscarGuy » Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:53 am

But, Barry, I think the reason the costumes are so drab is that the film portrays the negative side of suburban malaise. These characters have strong personalities but are bored with the life they've been forced to live. They want to escape and get away but are trapped. The costuming selections thus emphasize their boredom, accompanying the character's emotional insecurities and lack of flair. I don't know which white dress you're talking about, though.
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Postby Bog » Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:19 am

Wow, Franz, you had a good weekend?

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Postby Damien » Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:17 am

Kung Fu Panda (some cartoonist, 2008)

This design of this cartoon is stunningly gorgeous (at least on Blu-ray) and the animation is anazing, probably the best I've seen. And it's pleasing that, unlike with most goddamn cartoons, there are not coy, strenuously unfunny "comic relief" sidekick/supporting characters. Less good is the title character, both in his design (pandas are actually small, adorable, cuddly creatures, not fat blobs), characterization (no one wants a hero in a movie to have bad hygiene) and voice-over performance (Jack Black is simply not a charming actor, and charm was needed here.) I also hate how cartoons employ big time actors who don't need the money and don't need the work, when they''re are so many talented voice-over specialists available. And I didn't like that the feline characters were presented negatively. That is such bullshit.

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Postby Franz Ferdinand » Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:59 am

2046 (Wong Kar-Wai) 8/10

In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-Wai) 8.5/10

Chungking Express (Wong Kar-Wai) 9/10

Blade Runner (Ridley Scott) 8.5/10

Gran Torino (Clint Eastwood) 7/10

Frost/Nixon (Ron Howard) 8.5/10

The Wrestler (Darren Aronofsky) 8/10

Slumdog Millionaire (Danny Boyle) 8/10

The Third Man (Carol Reed) 8.5/10

Burn After Reading (Coen Brothers) 7.5/10

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Postby barrybrooks8 » Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:08 am

Flipp, Winslet is very good. BUT, I also think she was very good in The Reader, and Little Children, and Eternal Sunshine. She really can do no wrong for me.

Back to the costumes, I guess there was just a drabness to a lot of it. Leo's ties were always boring, Kate's dresses were always faded (except for the white one with the one big buttons along the shoulders). I also thought it was funny (and wimpy) in the beach scene, how all of the guys had on speedo-type swimsuits and Leo had the big shorts on.
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Postby flipp525 » Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:19 am

OscarGuy wrote:I think Kate Winslet is quite good in the film. I can't compare it to The Reader, but there is significant depth in her portrayal. And by depth, I don't just mean simple emotion. Her character has a fierceness of soul tempered by her vulnerability that culminates in one of the closing scenes that is probably one of the strongest images in any film I've seen this year.

I've read the book, so I'm pretty sure I know what you're talking about. Cool, I'm psyched to see it. From the moment, I read the opening scene, I knew that April Wheeler would be a fantastic character for Winslet to sink her teeth into.




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Postby paperboy » Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:11 am

Slumdog Millionaire - 4/10

I wasn't the slightest bit interested in Jamal or the stranger he was in love with.

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Postby OscarGuy » Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:03 am

I think the lack of crispness in costuming is intentional, barry. It plays into the couple's decaying relationship.

I think Kate Winslet is quite good in the film. I can't compare it to The Reader, but there is significant depth in her portrayal. And by depth, I don't just mean simple emotion. Her character has a fierceness of soul tempered by her vulnerability that culminates in one of the closing scenes that is probably one of the strongest images in any film I've seen this year.
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Postby flipp525 » Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:47 pm

barrybrooks8 wrote:Revolutionary Road

8.5/10

Kate Winslet's performance gave it an extra 1.5. Was very disappointed with the costumes (nothing seemed crisp for some reason).

I think I'm seeing it this weekend. Is Kate Winslet's performance as fantastic as I keep hearing?
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