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post #11716 of 16043
Doctor Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

7/10 enjoyable, a bit of a mess.
post #11717 of 16043
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Well I had a very nice surprise tonight...Take this Waltz - 8.6/10
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enjoyed that one as well.great movie.

I've lived where this movie was filmed,perhaps skewering my view.
If I lived anything like the center stage couple,I'd kill myself by lunch hour.
Maybe have a sandwich and realize I was just hungry,after all.
Her dialogue with Rogan was un-freak-ing bearable.

Dang boys,how could you put up with these people?
Yuppies pushing baby strollers worried about Montessori School for the kid,on top of it all.
Oh,should we get a dog,because I'm not ready for a kid.
Grow some balls,husband.

Tried not to succumb to melancholy.
Had a nap,made dinner and returned to watch more on screen mental anguish.
After 45 minutes,I speed framed to the end,annoyed.
Wanted to put Seth in a sleeper hold,grab her by the arm and head to The Drake Hotel for some debauchery,pile driving that “Rise Up” song right out the frame.
Minus that ludicrous table talk drivel the boyfriend spewed out,including his pal too.
Community showers are depressing,this film confirmed it for certain.
Apologize for this being made in Toronto.
Terrible.Take This Waltz (2011) 4/10 and shove it.
People Like Us mops the floor with this.
Edited by 5aces - 11/25/12 at 4:54pm
post #11718 of 16043
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I've lived where this movie was filmed,perhaps skewering my view.
If I lived anything like the center stage couple,I'd kill myself by lunch hour.
Maybe have a sandwich and realize I was just hungry,after all.
Her dialogue with Rogan was un-freak-ing bearable.
Dang boys,how could you put up with these people?
Yuppies pushing baby strollers worried about Montessori School for the kid,on top of it all.
Oh,should we get a dog,because I'm not ready for a kid.
Grow some balls,husband.
Tried not to succumb to melancholy.
Had a nap,made dinner and returned to watch more on screen mental anguish.
Wanted to put Seth in a sleeper hold,grab her by the arm and head to The Drake Hotel for some debauchery,pile driving that “Rise Up” song right out the frame.
Minus that ludicrous table talk drivel the boyfriend spewed out,including his pal too.
Community showers are depressing,this film confirmed it for certain.
Apologize for this being made in Toronto.
Terrible.Take This Waltz (2011) 4/10
People Like Us mops the floor with this.

 

I'm not saying you fall into this category, but when I hear people make a laundry list of mostly insignificant aspects of the film that they found annoying, I often wonder if they really were able to get past those things and focus on the larger themes. Hell, I'm still traumatized from that community shower scene. And at times I found each of the main characters pathetic. But I was fascinated by the dynamics at work among the three of them, and I was very intrigued by the ending. I loved that this film didn't sell out. Sounds like it's just not your type of movie, though lol. 

post #11719 of 16043
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Sounds like it's just not your type of movie, though

Focker,you sound like a reasonable man.
I appreciate the film recommendation,if for no other reason that I am reminded just how fictional dialogue and characters can enrage the hell out of me.
Playing some nice high def music files to cleanse my embittered person.

Themes of marriage,trust and new souls I know only too well,this film made that subject matter intolerable.
One of those pivotal moments where,if we had to debate this in a club,I would withdraw my membership,throw a chair and slam the door on the way out,after I quit the group.
I really hated this movie to the core,yes it did take me there...
post #11720 of 16043
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Focker,you sound like a reasonable man.
I appreciate the film recommendation,if for no other reason that I am reminded just how fictional dialogue and characters can enrage the hell out of me.
Playing some nice high def music files to cleanse my embittered person.
Themes of marriage,trust and new souls I know only too well,this film made that subject matter intolerable.
One of those pivotal moments where,if we had to debate this in a club,I would withdraw my membership,throw a chair and slam the door on the way out,after I quit the group.
I really hated this movie to the core,yes it did take me there...

 

Well...at least you liked my recommendation of Station Agent lol. 

post #11721 of 16043
Total Recall (2012), 8/10 It was very good. Haven't seen the original. Watched the trailer and it seemed more like a comedy than a action movie. I usually don't care for remakes, but I thought this was very well made and different from the original.
post #11722 of 16043
Focker,try take a look at People Like Us (2012)
Post your review,it is in the same vein as TLW.
There must be one movie where you wanted to run down the halls in a dystonic frenzy,screaming to get away.
post #11723 of 16043
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Focker,try take a look at People Like Us (2012)
Post your review,it is in the same vein as TLW.
There must be one movie where you wanted to run down the halls in a dystonic frenzy,screaming to get away.

 

There have been. But for the most part I tend to experience movies a little differently than most people I know. When I watch a movie it's sort of like a piece of driftwood in a river. Instead of standing on the shore observing the water from a distance, I sort of get in the water and let the current take me wherever it's going to go. Then after it's over, I think about where I've been, where I started from, and how I feel about where I ended up. This is different than most of my friends in the sense that many of them not only watch from a distance, but they will try to anticipate where the story is going. Several of my friends take a lot of pride in the fact that they were able to see something coming, they knew who the killer was before they were revealed, they figured out the punch line before the joke was told, etc, etc. That's what they enjoy. My approach isn't better or worse, of course, but typically I'm not really thinking about how the movie pertains to my real life while I'm watching it because I'm trying to literally be in it. I don't know if that makes a lick of sense, but it's similar to my job. My current job is pretty stress free and done mostly by telephone, but I spent my first ten years working on very busy and hectic floors of a couple different hospitals. You either learn to create professional distance or you burn out. One minute I may have been coding a patient on the floor in a pool of blood after they went bad while on the crapper, and the next minute I'm driving home listening to sports radio at 8am, looking forward to getting my 5 hrs of sleep before I head back and do it all over. So the way I watch movies is sort of a variation on that, except in reverse. When I'm watching the movie, it's my own life that I'm distancing myself from so that I can get absorbed into theirs - the people on screen. 

 

I have had People like Us in my Vudu queue for a few weeks, so I'll definitely watch it. I may even fire it up tonight since I dozed off during my Bills game...wow do they suck. 

post #11724 of 16043

Killer Joe (2011) 4/10

 

Had the most disturbing sex act with a piece of fried chicken I've ever seen. Uhg. If you enjoy watching paranoid white trash being paranoid white trash for 2 hours, this is your movie. Only saving grace was Matthew McConaughey in his creepiest, most disturbing performance of all time...

post #11725 of 16043

So you've seen quite a few fried chicken sex acts? I would assume so since this is the most disturbing. :D

 

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Killer Joe (2011) 4/10

 

Had the most disturbing sex act with a piece of fried chicken I've ever seen. Uhg. If you enjoy watching paranoid white trash being paranoid white trash for 2 hours, this is your movie. Only saving grace was Matthew McConaughey in his creepiest, most disturbing performance of all time...

post #11726 of 16043

"Red Tails" [4.0/10]: Dialogue seemed really stiff. Saw it on HBO....

post #11727 of 16043
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So you've seen quite a few fried chicken sex acts? I would assume so since this is the most disturbing. :D

 


No matter how I would have worded that, it just wouldn't have sounded right.... but it was disturbing none-the-less. And I do like to keep my fried chicken and love life separate.

post #11728 of 16043
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No matter how I would have worded that, it just wouldn't have sounded right.... but it was disturbing none-the-less. And I do like to keep my fried chicken and love life separate.

 

LOL

post #11729 of 16043
Skyfall. 6/10.

I certainly think Casino Royale was a better Bond (and Craig) film. I felt as if Casino Royale was innovative and fresh enough to separate itself from the classics, but Skyfall on the other hand seemed a bit heavy handed with the references and went in some directions that seemed very odd to me.
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First and foremost, 007 is supposed to be an enigma. I don't want a childhood backstory about his parents. The whole personal revenge plot between the villian and M played into that strange dynamic as well. And the opening sequence, while cool, seemed to have little reason to exist outside of "being cool". They kill off Bond, when it's obvious he's not going to be gone for long. And they don't even try to build any suspense around it. It's just "Hey, I'm back. // Sorry, I shot you. // Let's go beat the bad guy!". The ending sequence reminded me of some sort of "Home Alone" with High Explosives, which seemed like another odd choice for an 007 action scene. The stakes never felt nearly as high as I usually expect.

Overall I enjoyed the movie because it was shot very well and all the actors deliver great performances. One of my friends said this movie could be titled "The Dark Bond Rises" and I can definitely see the Nolan influences in a few segments. Hats off to Javier Bardem who plays an incredibly gripping villain. Maybe one of the best we've seen in a Bond film.
post #11730 of 16043
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Killer Joe (2011) 4/10

 

Had the most disturbing sex act with a piece of fried chicken I've ever seen. Uhg. If you enjoy watching paranoid white trash being paranoid white trash for 2 hours, this is your movie. Only saving grace was Matthew McConaughey in his creepiest, most disturbing performance of all time...


I guess that was the point of that scene, its supposed to be disturbing. 

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