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post #11746 of 16041
Carnage 3/10

Start interesting but gets nowhere. Pointless comedy
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Carnage 3/10
Start interesting but gets nowhere. Pointless comedy


It 'gets nowhere' because its based on a play.  I liked how a civil conversation devolved into a bloody squabble. Pretty good acting too. Good movie for drama lovers.


Edited by proton007 - 11/26/12 at 7:45pm
post #11748 of 16041
Point Break - 7.75/10

I've seen this dozens of times since I was young and this is probably the worst viewing yet. I had a hard time getting past the first half. Very cheesy with some cringe-worthy dialogue and fairly bad acting.
Eventually it gets better though.

Gary Busey was the best character in the movie. What the heck?!

Should have watched "Speed" instead..well then I'd have to sit through Sandra Bullocks bad acting too..
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Point Break - 7.75/10

I've seen this dozens of times since I was young and this is probably the worst viewing yet. I had a hard time getting past the first half. Very cheesy with some cringe-worthy dialogue and fairly bad acting.
Eventually it gets better though.

Gary Busey was the best character in the movie. What the heck?!

Should have watched "Speed" instead..well then I'd have to sit through Sandra Bullocks bad acting too..

Haha one of the best/horrible movies ever.

Johnny Utah: "You crossed the line. People trusted you and they died. You gotta' go down..."
post #11750 of 16041

So after seeing a couple of "relationship dramas" the last few nights (I can't really classify them as chick flicks...thankfully), I figured I'd change things up and go with a CIA/FBI/Spy flick called "The Double". It's been in my queue for some time now, as the pairing of Topher Grace and Richard Gere seemed interesting to me. Well, the film started off strong enough and held my attention, but then it really just started trying way too damn hard. It's funny cause during the first half hour I was really thinking all the negative reviews were dead wrong...seemed like a really good set-up for a solid film. But just after the half way point I started getting a bit frustrated with it, and ultimately it just sort of fizzles. 

 

The Double - 6.8/10

 

post #11751 of 16041
The ledge(2011)
8/10. Recommended. Arguments were weak but nonetheless good movie.
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It 'gets nowhere' because its based on a play.  I liked how a civil conversation devolved into a bloody squabble. Pretty good acting too. Good movie for drama lovers.

It´s more comedy then drama though . I do enjoy both good dramas and comedys though. Acting is pretty good though perhaps a bit to theatrical. Except Jodie foster that over acts more the longer you get into it.

I am sure the theater act was much better :)

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funny cause during the first half hour I was really thinking all the negative reviews were dead wrong...seemed like a really good set-up for a solid film. But just after the half way point I started getting a bit frustrated with it, and ultimately it just sort of fizzles. 

The Double - 6.8/10

^This exactly
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the pairing of Topher Grace and Richard Gere seemed interesting to me.

I searched for Arbitrage (2012) 7/10 in this thread and was surprised it came up empty.


Rich Gere is what,63 years old now?
He aptly slips into the role of a Bernie Madoff styled schemer.
You should have a mind set for this stuff before tuning in,business movies have a tough time squeezing out the action.
It doesn't have the cache that Michael Douglas (a.k.a Gordon Gekko) brought to Wall Street (1987) with Charlie Sheen.
Bringing a modern look into corporate fraud is a hard sell for a movie and I enjoyed this peek behind the curtains of a rogue tycoon.
Edited by 5aces - 11/27/12 at 12:12pm
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I searched for Arbitrage (2012) 7/10 in this thread and was surprised it came up empty.

Rich Gere is what,63 years old now?
He aptly slips into the role of a Bernie Madoff styled schemer.
You should have a mind set for this stuff before tuning in,business movies have a tough time squeezing out the action.
It doesn't have the cache that Michael Douglas (a.k.a Gordon Gekko) brought to Wall Street (1987) with Charlie Sheen.
Bringing a modern look into corporate fraud is a hard sell for a movie and I enjoyed this peek behind the curtains of a rogue tycoon.

 

Nice, thanks! I'll check that one out...I tend to really enjoy this type of film...I saw Margin Call earlier in the year and really enjoyed that one. Sounds like this one is a winner, too. 

post #11756 of 16041
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^This exactly

 

I'm starting to think that Topher Grace is falling into that category of "solid actors who aren't very good character actors".  I've probably seen five or six of his films now, and he is the same character in each one.

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I'm starting to think that Topher Grace is falling into that category of "solid actors who aren't very good character actors".  I've probably seen five or six of his films now, and he is the same character in each one.

I have seen him in a couple and he does indeed have a type cast actor acting style.

It can be a plus or minus for actors. I feel it only hurts the audience when a casting director sticks one of these types in a roll unsuitable to their range. I think this has been done with denzel a couple of times as we went over earlier.

An actor which this has worked quite well for is Jason Statham. I personally love the guy and have watched just about every thing he is in. Especially when the dialogue includes some of that British scarcasm I really enjoy it and never get tired of the guy. I got tired of Denzel however.

Here is one I liked which was just a bit of a slightly disturbing unconventional plot idea which I thought was well done. Saw it a couple months ago but just remembered I liked this one:

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8.5/10
post #11758 of 16041

Great point about Statham....glad to know you're a fan of his, as well. I was actually going to watch Blitz last night..one of his films that I haven't seen yet. Wish I would have chosen that over The Double!

 

I think my favorite Statham film thus far was Snatch. Brad Pitt was also excellent in that film. It has pretty much everything a guy could ever want in a movie. Not sure women would appreciate it to the same degree....in fact I'm sure they wouldn't lol. 

 

Is Boy Wonder the film that involves a letter to a guy in jail at the end? I wont' say more than that so as not to give anything away....but if that's the same film you're talking about, that's a GREAT suggestion. I saw that earlier in the year when it first came on Netflix streaming and was blown away by it. One of the best endings I've ever seen. 

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Great point about Statham....glad to know you're a fan of his, as well. I was actually going to watch Blitz
Don't expect too much out of that one.
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I think my favorite Statham film thus far was Snatch.

Sir once again we see eye to eye on that one. +1! LOVE that film. Love it.  
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Is Boy Wonder the film that involves a letter to a guy in jail at the end? I wont' say more than that so as not to give anything away....but if that's the same film you're talking about, that's a GREAT suggestion. I saw that earlier in the year when it first came on Netflix streaming and was blown away by it. One of the best endings I've ever seen. 

That's the one. BRILLIANT ending. Brilliant. Purposely am not going into details about that one so people reading will enjoy a truly well engineered story line.


EDIT: @Focker. I was driving on sunset strip near beverly hills and I saw Statham. He was in the car in front of me actually. You will never guess what car he was driving (actually you WILL probably guess).
Edited by Doc-holliday - 11/27/12 at 7:24pm
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Don't expect too much out of that one.
Sir once again we see eye to eye on that one. +1! LOVE that film. Love it.  
That's the one. BRILLIANT ending. Brilliant. Purposely am not going into details about that one so people reading will enjoy a truly well engineered story line.
EDIT: @Focker. I was driving on sunset strip near beverly hills and I saw Statham. He was in the car in front of me actually. You will never guess what car he was driving (actually you WILL probably guess).

 

I totally agree about the ending...I was blown away by it. People should take that suggestion and see that movie for sure!

 

Blitz falls a bit short, eh? 

 

HOpefully he was driving a German/Austrian BEAUTY! Audi? BMW? Mercedes?  I"m guessing black in color? lol

 

I dont' know if you've ever heard of Alki David, but he's a Billionaire living in Bev Hills who runs FilmOn.com and also Battlecam.com. Well, he loves to come on his battlecam site and cast, and one time he had a party in his back yard where several celebs were in attendance. He would take the camera around to Barry Bonds, Wesley Snipes, and...Jason Statham. There is a chat that the observers were able to interact with each of them, and it was just hilarious. Statham was only tolerating it for a few mins, but it was really cool seeing him chilling out with a beer in Alki's back yard lol. 

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