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Postby FilmFan720 » Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:19 pm

Were the World Mine (Tom Gustafson, 2008)

I am still not sure exactly where to put this. It is an independent musical gay retelling of A Midsummer's Night Dream, focusing on a gay teen who is playing Puck in his all-guy school production of the play and discovers the formula for the play's love potion. It is a lot of fun, and the actors are very good, but in the end something feels off about the whole thing. A worthwhile evening in the theater though.
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Postby flipp525 » Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:16 pm

Reza wrote:
Sabin wrote:I'm going to say that this is my bad

I've heard a number of folks use the term......''this is my bad''.....on this Board.

What does it mean?

my bad
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Postby Reza » Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:57 pm

Sabin wrote:I'm going to say that this is my bad

I've heard a number of folks use the term......''this is my bad''.....on this Board.

What does it mean?

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Postby Sabin » Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:35 pm

4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days (dir. Cristian Mingui) - a respectful 8, now let me drink in peace.

I wrote about it in paragraphs above, but while I am aware that this is probably a great film with a very shrewd sense of set-up/pay-off, and certainly features as great a leading performance as any this year or last, I feel as though I am shortchanged by watching this on the small screen. It is the director's intent to take me through hell and leave me raped, bleeding, behind a gutter, and instead I could pause to grab a beer. I'm going to say that this is my bad, I can only appreciate it from a distance.
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Postby Sabin » Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:41 pm

Quiet City (dir. Aaron Katz) - 5.5

Between In Search of a Midnight Kiss and Quiet City, there is a good movie. If the former could take the behavioral cues from the latter eschewing androcentric man-child bullshit for relatively mature behavior, I think there could be a good movie. I think that Quiet City has some rather sublime moments regulated to silence but it's ultimately totally innocuous and doesn't really go anywhere. Mumblecore has given us Mutual Appreciation and The Puffy Chair and that's about it, but Quiet City is of interest.


A Christmas Tale (dir. Arnaud Desplechin) - 8




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Postby dreaMaker » Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:35 pm

Reza wrote:Tropic Thunder (Ben Stiller, 2008) 2/10

Absurd that Robert Downey and Tom Cruise have been nominated for Globes. It's Razzies all the way!

Absolutely not wrong choices.
They were both fantastic in Tropic Thunder.
However, i really hope noone will take an Oscar nomination.

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Postby Heksagon » Sun Dec 14, 2008 3:44 pm

Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright) 6/10

A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (Woody Allen) 6.5/10
--A disappointment. Ingmar Bergman's original is much better

Ashes and Diamonds (Andrzej Wajda) 9/10
--The first time I saw this film, I didn't like it that much because it was different from what I expected. I was prepared for either an art film or a commercial suspense film, but this film is neither, it's somewhere in between these two. On subsequent viewings I've liked this film a lot more, this was the third time I saw this film.

Mongol (Sergey Bodrov) 6/10

Tais-toi! (Francis Veber) 4.5/10

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Postby Hustler » Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:25 pm

Wow, Rachel Getting Married, Milk. This time of the year I hate myself for living in the south american part. I have to wait till march to see all of these movies.

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Postby Cinemanolis » Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:23 pm

Milk 8/10
Great ensemble. Sean Penn shines in this role. Great performances from James Franco , the unrecognisable Emile Hirsch and Diego Luna. Josh Brolin is good, but nothing impressive. I suppose he gets a lot of votes for his other performance this year in W.


Gran Torino 3/10

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Postby danfrank » Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:51 pm

Rachel Getting Married (2008, Jonathan Demme) 8/10

Finally caught up with this. This had potential to be a truly great movie but for a few script missteps. Demme's direction is outstanding, and this is one of the best examples of ensemble acting I've seen in some time. I hope SAG takes notice for its ensemble award.

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Postby Reza » Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:14 am

Hustler wrote:
Reza wrote:
Hustler wrote:
Reza wrote:Tropic Thunder (Ben Stiller, 2008) 2/10

Absurd that Robert Downey and Tom Cruise have been nominated for Globes. It's Razzies all the way!

Don´t be so cruel with Downey Jr! He was pretty funny in this performance.

Actually I preferred Tom Cruise....or was it because his hairstyle in the film is like mine??

Cruise was an unpredictable surprise. He didn´t look like himself. I tried hard to discovered who was beyond that mask.

Cruise basically does a repeat of his Magnolia & Risky Business performances....this time with a bald head.




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Postby Hustler » Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:10 am

Reza wrote:
Hustler wrote:
Reza wrote:Tropic Thunder (Ben Stiller, 2008) 2/10

Absurd that Robert Downey and Tom Cruise have been nominated for Globes. It's Razzies all the way!

Don´t be so cruel with Downey Jr! He was pretty funny in this performance.

Actually I preferred Tom Cruise....or was it because his hairstyle in the film is like mine??

Cruise was an unpredictable surprise. He didn´t look like himself. I tried hard to discovered who was beyond that mask.

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Postby Reza » Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:59 am

Hustler wrote:
Reza wrote:Tropic Thunder (Ben Stiller, 2008) 2/10

Absurd that Robert Downey and Tom Cruise have been nominated for Globes. It's Razzies all the way!

Don´t be so cruel with Downey Jr! He was pretty funny in this performance.

Actually I preferred Tom Cruise....or was it because his hairstyle in the film is like mine??

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Postby Hustler » Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:42 am

Reza wrote:Tropic Thunder (Ben Stiller, 2008) 2/10

Absurd that Robert Downey and Tom Cruise have been nominated for Globes. It's Razzies all the way!

Don´t be so cruel with Downey Jr! He was pretty funny in this performance.

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Postby Reza » Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:08 am

Tropic Thunder (Ben Stiller, 2008) 2/10

Absurd that Robert Downey and Tom Cruise have been nominated for Globes. It's Razzies all the way!




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