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Amelie from Montmartre

 

10/10 as always.

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As an RN, I can say that Doc Holliday is correct that when you have dissection of the abdominal wall you would intense pain and very little strength as it pertained to the use of those muscles. That being said, I did love the movie lol

 

Of course, on the other hand, endorphins and the mind are very powerful, so WhiteCrow's point has some merit. 

 

In the end, it's a Fockin' tie! 


Edited by Focker - 11/18/12 at 12:06pm
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I think my technology point has merit as well, it was in twenty fockin' ninety-four! Who could have imagined the advances we have already achieved back in 1930?

We have no idea of what that surgery machine was doing beneath the surface. Perhaps stem cells, nanotechnology, and some other acceleration discipline we haven't even heard of yet rebuilt the anterior abdominal wall instantly.
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^ I was willing to leave it at a fockin' tie.......


Speaking of focker.... and I am sure it has been mentioned......

But wow Meet the Parents 10/10

DeNiro: "Really Greg..... I have nipples...... can you milk me?" Nuf said.
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LOL!

 

Oh, and by the way, you guys got me to rent Get Smart last night....I started getting tired around 5am, so I'll finish tonight....I have very little recollection of this film, so I guess I was more out of it the first time around than I thought!

 

lmao@the bathroom scene where he stops/starts his "flow" trying to overhear the Russians

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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

As an RN, I can say that Doc Holliday is correct that when you have dissection of the abdominal wall you would intense pain and very little strength as it pertained to the use of those muscles. That being said, I did love the movie lol

 

Of course, on the other hand, endorphins and the mind are very powerful, so WhiteCrow's point has some merit. 

 

In the end, it's a Fockin' tie! 

The drugs of the future are going to kick ass.

 

Just saw Skyfall on an IMAX screen.  Nice transfer and looked nearly as good as if filmed for IMAX. IMAX not only looks good on the screen but the sound  is so loud that all chatter in the theater is nullified. I Hate Chatter. I felt really immersed into the action. Well acted with the best Bond supporting cast.  Skyfall was much more deeply psychological than any of the other Bond films.  Less action than most Bond films but it never seemed to drag.  A serious Cain and Abel theme and I loved the references to the previous Bond films.

Skyfall 8.5/10 

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Man, I watch on average two movies per week, one of which is usually in theaters, write quick rated 'reviews' of them for my friends on Facebook, and I'm just now discovering this thread? May as well start posting to it! Here's what I watched this week:

 

Three Colors: Red (1994)

Rating: 10/10

The anti-romance of Kieslowski's Three Colors trilogy--also the last film he would ever make. The famed director could not have possibly gone out on a better note. Part of what makes Kieslowski such a fascinating director is his ability to explore very abstract themes and philosophical principals without beating his audience over the head with his intentions. Red says fascinating things about the connections between people, fate, and the impact of grey morality in society, but the film is nothing but captivating and beautiful throughout. This is helped greatly by the two principal actors, Jean-Louis Trintignant and the luminescent Irene Jacob, who is one of those actresses who elevates whatever she appears in by simply appearing in it and standing there. 


It is something of a shame that Blue is the first entry in this trilogy--it may number among one of the best films ever made, but it's by far the most difficult film in the trilogy to actually like--it is far easier to admire than to love. I suspect that watching Blue first might actually turn people off from the other two films in the trilogy--if you're interested in Kieslowski, I'd suggest that you start with White or Red. Or, if you love films like Mulholland Dr. or Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, check out The Double Life of Veronique.

 

Skyfall (2012)

Rating:8/10

Even more of a series reboot than Casino Royale--sort of. Casino Royale sought to take the Bond series in brave new, darker direction--Skyfall, on the other hand, hearkens back to the old ways, and is extremely unapologetic about it. That's not to say that there isn't some darkness here--the film's final act, in particular, is a grim one. Still, this is the Bond that (almost) everyone knows and loves, and the filmmakers unabashedly revel in nostalgia almost right from the start. Some of it certainly seems a bit forced, but for those of us who were practically weaned on old Bond films it's a hell of an emotional ride--if you're at all like me, you'll catch yourself grinning ear-to-ear about every five minutes. 


I would argue that Casino Royale is still the superior film--but Quantum of Solace was, unfortunately, perhaps the only logical way to follow Casino Royale up. Those two films sought to modernize Bond and to update him for a new audience, but Quantum of Solace became too mired in its own seriousness for it to be even remotely enjoyable--and that's the whole point of Bond, isn't it? To be enjoyable? With Skyfall, the filmmakers were aware that this was not a direction viable for the continued longevity of the series. Charmingly, the film itself is very 'meta' with regards to this dilemma--references to Bond's age are frequent, and one character even says that 'the old ways are best.' (The character was talking about knives. I don't believe that the filmmakers were.) This is a sentiment with which the filmmakers obviously agree, and long-time Bond fans will find a lot of references to the past here that are very welcome, even if they are aware of the degree to which they are being manipulated. 

Of course, this approach does have its drawbacks--everything that was wrong with 'old' Bond is wrong again here (like the misogynistic attitude, which is expressed in a shockingly cold way during one scene in particular), but the filmmakers at least take pains to ensure that Bond is a character in development here. No other film has ever spent as much time on Bond's 'back-story' as this one does, and while such details are ultimately of little importance to the plot, they do allow for the final act of the film to exude more painful emotional resonances than it otherwise would.

I know that this review is overlong already, but before I end it, I want to bring special attention to the cinematography. This is a *gorgeous* film. Possibly the best looking movie I've seen all year, and it doesn't exactly lack competition. (The Master, for instance.) Yes, it does help that this is a Bond film and much of the shooting takes place in various 'exotic' locations, but the behind-the-camera artistry on display here is truly masterful work. Scenes set in Shanghai and Scotland especially approach visual poetry. For this work we have cinematographer Roger Deakins to thank, whose work you may know from No Country For Old Men, Jarhead, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, In the Valley of Ellah, The Village, and Shawshank Redemption. 

At any rate, check this movie out. It's one of the year's best, and believe me, you'll want to see it on the big screen.

Edited by metalsonata - 11/18/12 at 3:18pm
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Argo 8/10

 

The setting is very accurate. The suspense builds up slowly, but well worth the wait.

 

Ben Affleck, however, seems to be the problem here. His range of emotion is very tiny, maybe because he's a spy here, I'm not sure, he seemed better in "The Town". 

 

On that note, check this out: http://blogcritics.org/culture/article/study-ben-afflecks-two-facial-expressions/

 

 

Quote:
 
...all available evidence indicates the actor has just two facial configurations, one expressing determination and the other expressing confusion.

"He can do a mix of both, too, and look determined yet confused or confused yet determined, but that doesn't really count..."
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Metalsonata: I know what you mean....I had been here a while before I even knew this was here, and now it's my favorite place to talk movies! Welcome aboard! 

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Meet the Parents 10/10

DeNiro: "Really Greg..... I have nipples...... can you milk me?" Nuf said.

Wow, we really do have different taste in movies! I like DeNiro, and gave this a shot a while back. Couldn't get through it in a single sitting, 1.5/10

Stiller's character seemed sympathetic enough, but I found him to be his usual annoying self after a bit. While DeNiro had some isolated one-liners that worked, his character seemed to be poorly developed and executed. Overall I found it to be a complete waste, as all the good slapstick parts and one-liners were spoiled in the previews -- so maybe an extra point or two if you can successfully avoid them before watching. When I finally forced myself to finish it, I found the ending to be entirely predictable.
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Wow, we really do have different taste in movies! I like DeNiro, and gave this a shot a while back. Couldn't get through it in a single sitting, 1.5/10
Stiller's character seemed sympathetic enough, but I found him to be his usual annoying self after a bit. While DeNiro had some isolated one-liners that worked, his character seemed to be poorly developed and executed. Overall I found it to be a complete waste, as all the good slapstick parts and one-liners were spoiled in the previews -- so maybe an extra point or two if you can successfully avoid them before watching. When I finally forced myself to finish it, I found the ending to be entirely predictable.

Well that makes things easy now doesnt it?

Any movie that you like i can safely avoid like the plague and i should be fine.

By the way there are only about 15% of viewers who agree with u on that one.
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Skyfall: 7/10. Maybe I was expecting too much of the mystery element with the main villain of the film, and it's common knowledge not to plug in a computer to your network, especially with a compromised system.
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Originally Posted by grokit View Post

Wow, we really do have different taste in movies! I like DeNiro, and gave this a shot a while back. Couldn't get through it in a single sitting, 1.5/10
Stiller's character seemed sympathetic enough, but I found him to be his usual annoying self after a bit. While DeNiro had some isolated one-liners that worked, his character seemed to be poorly developed and executed. Overall I found it to be a complete waste, as all the good slapstick parts and one-liners were spoiled in the previews -- so maybe an extra point or two if you can successfully avoid them before watching. When I finally forced myself to finish it, I found the ending to be entirely predictable.

Well that makes things easy now doesnt it?

Any movie that you like i can safely avoid like the plague and i should be fine.

By the way there are only about 15% of viewers who agree with u on that one.

I guess that works both ways lol, as only about 16% of viewers give Prometheus 1/5 stars.

Edit: At least Ebert agrees with me (on this one), he gave it a 100% positive review!
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Edited by grokit - 11/18/12 at 8:18pm
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Just got back from Wreck It Ralph. Minus the Skrillex cameo (barf) it was really, really good. Gets a bit brutal, but it was a little more light hearted than I expected. If you played video games in the last 20 years you'll probably enjoy it. Oh, and if you grew up in arcade culture. 

 

9/10

 

EDIT: The closing credits are amazing, too.


Edited by MorbidToaster - 11/18/12 at 10:08pm
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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - 6.5/10

 

Sorry, for some reason I couldn't get into this. It seems like the type of movie I would normally love. All the acting is very good, especially Tom Wilkinson.

The entire movie felt like it went nowhere, but I did like one section of it. Liked all the characters, but not much of what happens in the movie! This is very rare for me..

 

Force 10 from Navarone - 5/10

 

Some of the worst acting i've seen in years! Yes, bad acting from Harrison Ford too!

 

BTW I really want to see "Michael Clayton" again. George Clooney somehow has been a favorite actor lately. He seems very selective with his roles, which is a plus.

Tom Wilkinson is in this one too..

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