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Postby dreaMaker » Sat Dec 13, 2008 8:58 am

The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)


5.5/10
Keanu Reeves was a good choice, but overall the film isn't that good.

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Postby barrybrooks8 » Fri Dec 12, 2008 9:39 pm

Slumdog Millionaire 8/10
Milk 9/10
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Postby barrybrooks8 » Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:14 am

11th Hour

3/10
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Postby Cinemanolis » Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:23 am

Gomorra - 4/10

I can't get all the fuss about this movie. Il Divo is much better IMO.




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Postby Sabin » Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:25 am

I hate 'Art School Confidential'. How is this the same unapologetically sharp filmmaker as the man behind 'Bad Santa', 'Crumb', and 'Ghost World'.
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Postby danfrank » Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:05 am

The Pride of the Yankees (1942) 6/10
A little flat overall and Gary Cooper doesn't do it for me. Loved the footage filmed in the old ballyards and of course I cried just anticipating the farewell scene.

Art School Confidential (2006) 4/10
Such a disappointment from Zwigoff. Silly. Dumb. Max Minghella has a beautiful face, though.

The Bells of St. Mary's (1945) 9/10
One of the fun things about the holiday season is that they show this movie a lot. Just beautiful. The scene with Ingrid Bergman teaching that kid to box is pure delight.

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Postby Big Magilla » Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:45 am

Mamma Mia! - 7/10

Silly but infectious. Better than it has any right to be considering it has no real plot and is fueled by songs that mostly sound alike although they are put over with gusto by an energized cast, most of whom, Pierce Brosnan excepted, really can sing and dance. The easy on the eyes Greek island locations help as well.
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Postby Penelope » Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:47 am

Milk (2008; Gus Van Sant) 9/10
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Postby Penelope » Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:26 am

I must've missed that. Not that I'll go back to watch it again anytime soon.
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Postby Okri » Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:18 pm

FWIW, of the five captains, there was one female, Captain Fee, in WALL.E.

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Postby abcinyvr » Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:05 pm

Frozen River 6/10
Just caught this before it left town forever. It took me half the film to remember that it was 21 Grams that I remembered Melissa Leo from. She is equally good here. This seemed to me to be very much a Canadian film - don't know where it was filmed. And as a result I felt like I had seen, and enjoyed before.

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Postby abcinyvr » Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:53 pm

Cinemanolis wrote:Fugitive Pieces 6/10
A'difficult' film to sit through, with good performances. Stephen Dillane is such a wonderful actor. I wish we would see him in more films.

Good to know that someone other than me has seen this. I was expecting 6/10 and was incredibly moved and surprised by it. Just about the best film I saw last year.

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Postby Sabin » Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:02 pm

But you have to look at all films a bit more deeper, and here's where the flick falls to pieces--its cloying sentimentality (no wonder the robots love Jerry Herman) and its sexist/patriarchal view of society (Eva doesn't become "enlightened" until she meets a man; 700 years in space and NEVER a woman captain?) is kind of repulsive.

Um, really?
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Postby Cinemanolis » Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:56 pm

Frost/Nixon 8/10

Very good performances. I actually prefered Michael Sheen to Frank Laghella. The supporting cast was impressive too: Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell and Rebecca Hall were all superb. I don't see this film as a Best Picture, or Best Director contender, as i suspect that it won't receive enough No 1,2 or 3 ranks in the ballots of the Academy members. A lot of people will like it, but not enough will love it. Is there any chance Michael Sheen shows up in the Globes nominations tomorrow?




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Postby barrybrooks8 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:04 pm

The Omen (1976)
9.5/10
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