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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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Postby Cinemanolis » Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:52 am

What About You? 4/10
Even Vanessa Redgrave, Imelda Staunton and Brenda Freaker can't save this.

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.




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Postby Penelope » Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:22 am

Wall-E (2008; I'm too lazy and uninterested to look up who directed it) 7/10

Admittedly, the visuals are dazzling--you do kind of sit there just kind stunned by gorgeousness of it all--and the overall story arc is interesting. 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.
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Postby Cinemanolis » Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:30 pm

The Dark Knight (2nd viewing) 7/10

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Postby flipp525 » Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:18 pm

Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

9/10

A sweet, nostalgiac film with a terrific sense of its own place and story. Also, very well-paced. Jon Avnet now regrets having toned down the overt lesbianism in Fannie Flagg's novel, but the movie doesn't suffer too much without it. Anchored by Jessica Tandy's Oscar-nominated supporting performance, it showcases a fabulous ensemble of strong actresses including a wonderful Kathy Bates, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker, Cicely Tyson, Grace Zabriskie and Lois Smith. Flagg herself even pops up as a motivational speaker.

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Postby barrybrooks8 » Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:08 pm

I think I would give Hamlet 2 a 4/10.
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Postby Cinemanolis » Tue Dec 09, 2008 2:03 am

Hamlet 2

5/10

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Postby Reza » Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:08 pm

Big Magilla wrote:In the meantime I am going through the Murnau, Borzage and Fox collection on DVD.

It is on my list to buy....rather steep price on Amazon...but I suppose worth buying even though I have on video Sunrise, Seventh Heaven, Street Angel, The River and Lucky Star....all dupes.


Nights in Rodanthe (George C Wolfe, 2008) 6/10

The film is nothing special ofcourse but what a pleasure to see the star power of Gere and especially Lane (how badly she has aged...those frightning closeups of her wrinkles....yet she remains so sexy) going through the motions. It is not unlike the star power of Grant and Bergman in an equal piece of fluff...Indiscreet (1958).




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Postby Big Magilla » Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:26 pm

I'm still fighting a cold, which is keeping me from the serious driving necessary to take in Milk and Slumdog Millionaire which I hope to see in the next couple of days. In the meantime I am going through the Murnau, Borzage and Fox collection on DVD.

I've already seen Sunrise, which gets better with every viewing and remains 10 out of 10, the Murnau, Borzage and Fox documentary, which is 8 or 9 out of 10 for information and what is apparently all that is left of Borzage's The River and have watched part of Borzage's quintessential Lucky Star, which so far is right up there with his more famous Janet Gaynor-Charles Farrell classics, 7th Heaven and Street Angel.

Incidentally the Fox in Murnau, Borzage and Fox is not the studio, but William Fox, the mogul behind behind the studio.


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