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Postby dreaMaker » Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:25 pm

Kung Fu Panda

8.5/10

I adored it!

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Postby dreaMaker » Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:23 pm

The Fall (2006)
7/10
Interesting.
The girl is amazing.

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Postby Damien » Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:46 am

I saw Fanfan la Tulipe (1952) two years ago when it played at Film Forum here in New York. It truly i a delightful movie. Light-hearted, fun and clever, it's a real soufflé, and is sly without (almost miraculously) never becoming coy. It's very funny, very joyful, very exuberant and Gerard Philipe remarkably charming and charismatic.

(For those unfamiliar with the picture, it was directed by Christian-Jaque -- a "Tradition of Quality" filmmaker -- and is a tongue-in-cheek swashbuckler set in 18th century France. Because of its mischievous and saucy tone, I have to believe it was an influence on Tony Richardson and John Osborne when they made Tom Jones -- but it is much, much better thasn that dated and labored comedy.)
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Postby Big Magilla » Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:38 pm

For me it was the right film at the right time. It really does look and sound great on Blu-ray.

Its mournfulness, alas, didn't do anything to make me feel better. That took Fanfan la Tulipe, a total charmer which I finally caught up with on the Criterion DVD 55 years having been amused by the film's title when it was first advertised in U.S. newspapers as Fan-Fan the Tulip which made it seem like something very naughty in my ten year-old world.
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Postby Eric » Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:06 pm

Damien wrote:Am I the only one to think that Dark Knight was neither great nor terrible, simply just fairly mediocre?

I'm about here, though I'd go slightly above "mediocre," because it isn't the pitiable mess that Batman Begins was. Plus this one was far more about urban panic than anything else, which I can dig.

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Postby inky » Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:13 pm

All About Women (Tsui Hark's new film) - 6/10
Quarantine - 3.5/10

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Postby Cinemanolis » Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:36 pm

Journey to the Center of the Earth 5/10
My Mom's New Boyfriend 2/10 (i couldn't avoid it, it was in the airplane)
Waltz with Balshir 8/10

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Postby Sabin » Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:50 pm

Next year I want to put on a Sarah Palin costume with Joker makeup and go as 2008.
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Postby dws1982 » Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:33 pm

Damien wrote:Am I the only one to think that Dark Knight was neither great nor terrible, simply just fairly mediocre?

I think I'm just the only one who hasn't even watched it yet. Will get to it on Blu-Ray I guess.

I don't like superhero movies and I'm not much a fan of anyone involved in the production, and there's thousands of other movies I'd rather watch first. And I think my least favorite thing of the year was all of those nerds (and there were several, especially around Halloween) who dressed up like Heath Ledger's Joker put up pictures on their Facebooks and Myspaces.




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Postby Damien » Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:17 pm

Am I the only one to think that Dark Knight was neither great nor terrible, simply just fairly mediocre?
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Postby Reza » Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:57 pm

Big Magilla wrote:
Reza wrote:
Big Magilla wrote:The Dark Knight, 8/10

Oh wow...what a high rating!

I absolutely loathed the film....it just went on and on and on. Scary that it appears to be a front runner at the Oscars.

Misery loves company. I have been suffering from a bad cold/flu/allergy, whatever, all week. Its mournful tone was perfect for my mood.

Oh shoot....I have been very sick myself these last 2 weeks. Maybe I should have reviewed the film. Who knows I might have placed it as a front runner on my list as well? It's still not too late as my throat is still out and I can feel the flu coming on.

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Postby barrybrooks8 » Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:17 pm

Man On Wire

4/10

There is a difference between a documentary about an interesting subject, and a documentary that is made well. This was boring, and without any surprise.
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Postby Big Magilla » Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:49 am

--Reza wrote:
--Big Magilla wrote:The Dark Knight, 8/10

Oh wow...what a high rating!

I absolutely loathed the film....it just went on and on and on. Scary that it appears to be a front runner at the Oscars.

Misery loves company. I have been suffering from a bad cold/flu/allergy, whatever, all week. Its mournful tone was perfect for my mood.




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Postby Damien » Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:59 am

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--Sabin wrote:Dev Patel is fantastic with what he is given but his character is a total blank slate.

Interesting. I had the complete opposite reaction -- I thought the material was very interesting but think Dev Patel would be a strong candidate for Damien's Mechanical Performance Award.

Actually, I think the main reason the central romance doesn't absolutely soar is the flatness of the two lead actors.

I think he's quite charming, actually.

Sabin hit the nail on the head in terms of why I think Slumdog is merely a good film -- the childhood relationship between the boy and girl isn't strong enough to form a foundation for the obsessive nature it takes throughout the rest of the movie.

I wish Danny Boyle's wonderful Millions received half the attention that Slumdog has.




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Postby Reza » Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:17 am

Big Magilla wrote:The Dark Knight, 8/10

Oh wow...what a high rating!

I absolutely loathed the film....it just went on and on and on. Scary that it appears to be a front runner at the Oscars.


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