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post #13831 of 16368

I can understand why Sasha dropped out.  frown.gif I just wish both sides could have come to a compromise.  After watching Sasha in Hugo, I'm convinced he has the acting chops to bring Freddie to life. 

post #13832 of 16368

Flight of the Navigator - 9/10

 

Watched this twice today. Yes, i'm weird. Actually it's mostly as background noise while I do extremely repetitive robot work.

Love the first 40 minutes or so. Like the music (Alan Silvestri did the music), acting and many of the ideas. Some early scenes are as perfect as it gets IMO. It goes downhill (but still fun to watch) once Max starts being funny and does the mind transfer.

If the entire movie was something serious it could be even better. David's acting was actually better than many adults.

There is quite a few cheesy parts and lame pieces of dialogue.

 

I hate to imagine what a remake would be like. I hope they don't cast the Rock in it or... Johnny Depp. Ugh..

 

BTW I've seen this maybe dozens of times since I was a kid. I was born in 1980.

 

Not sure why, but synthesizer music is almost amusing to listen to. I always like the Tangerine Dream soundtracks from like "Wavelength" and other films.

 

post #13833 of 16368

Holey moley, this movie was odd but funn

Chillerama (2011)

9/10

 

 

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post #13834 of 16368
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Originally Posted by RUMAY408 View Post

I can understand why Sasha dropped out.  frown.gif I just wish both sides could have come to a compromise.  After watching Sasha in Hugo, I'm convinced he has the acting chops to bring Freddie to life. 

 

Hugo was a really nice surprise, both in terms of the film as well as his acting. I never really had much interest in seeing it until last year, and ocne I did I was really moved by it. 

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Hugo was a really nice surprise, both in terms of the film as well as his acting. I never really had much interest in seeing it until last year, and ocne I did I was really moved by it. 

 

I liked the fact that it started as something else, and then changed into something else entirely. Managed to keep me engaged throughout.

post #13836 of 16368
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I liked the fact that it started as something else, and then changed into something else entirely. Managed to keep me engaged throughout.

 

Agree...it caught me by surprise, as well. Had a great heart. 

 

I'm almost tempted to rent it in the 3D version, actually. I can't wait to watch Life of Pi in 3D on my home projector this weekend...been looking forward to that one. Not much for 3D at the theater, but at home I really enjoy it. 

post #13837 of 16368

Shakespeare in Love 6/10. It would be 7/10 if it wasn´t for Ben Affleck. He is such an awful actor feels so out of place always. Easy watch otherwise but nothing special.

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Andrei Rublev ( 1966)

 

Ten days ago I watched my first Tarkovsky film Andrei Rublev. Then I watched his complete filmography in such order: Stalker ( 1979), The Mirror ( 1975), Ivan's Childhood ( 1962), Solaris ( 1972), Nostalghia ( 1983), The Sacrifice ( 1986).

 

I'm glad that I started with Rublev. It was the most enjoyable experience in comparison to all his other films. It was very entertaining, dynamic and it also gave me a very clear understanding of his ideas. I understood what kind a person he was and his influences. And it was pretty easy for me because I noticed that in his Russian films he exploited the same ideas which were developed by Dostoevsky and Leo Tolstoy. The latter is my favorite writer btw.

 

I came to a conclusion that Tarkovsky, like Russian writers Dostoevsky, Tolstoy and Gogol, was not just an artist but a mystic of a highest caliber. Tarkovsky in his films managed to create his personal interpretation of Christianity. He showed what kind of person is a mystic, how he feels and thinks, how he perceives the world and interacts with it. His vision of faith was grand, comprehensive and extremely zealous. 

 

Ivan's Childhood felt like a decent but typical Soviet film about World War II.  Very accessible. Soviet government didn't notice symbolism of crosses and iconography which were on the background and readily funded his second project Andrei Rublev which turned out to be a scandal.

 

Solaris and Stalker are quite similar films. It seems that Tarkovsky wasn't very happy with Solaris. I think that he didn't really like performance of a Lithuanian actor Banionis who he had chosen because of his non-Slavic appearance ( he had to play an English guy Chris Kelvin). Visual effects were not adequate and sci-fi elements overwhelmed and overshadowed his ideas. Stalker was kind of a new attempt where sci-fi would be though necessary but as less as possible. Tarkovsky made writers brothers Strugatsky to rewrite the script many times so that the plot reflected and embraced his ideas better. As always there were many ideas in the film but the central ones were to demonstrate the higher planes of being ( an organism which is more powerful than us but at the same time invisible and incomprehensible) and how humans were inadequate to deal with it except rare people who were like mediators. I found Stalker to be more refined visually but less engaging while Solaris was quite opposite: visually flawed but more emotional.

 

The Mirror reminded me somewhat Andrei Rublev. Both were about real people, Russian people. I would put Nostalghia here too. The Mirror contained a lot of semi-autobiographical memories from childhood while Nostalghia portrayed his later emigration period.  In The Mirror it is not easy to track the director's ideas because they are not obvious. Only the prior knowledge of Leo Tolstoy's story The Death of Ivan Ilyich can help to understand The Mirror. In Nostalghia there appeared preachy staged elements with introduction of Bergman's actor Erland Josephson. This actor brought new ideas which I find difficult to decipher. He plays a lunatic with some intense Apocalyptic message. He plays a similar guy in the last Tarkovsky's film The Sacrifice.

 

The Sacrifice is the most difficult to interpret because I never really understood Apocalyptic ( the Judgement Day) part of Christianity unless that it shows once again how hopeless our world is. Did Tarkovsky identify his upcoming death from cancer with the Judgement Day where he had to make a last effort and break all connections with the world giving completely his soul to the Virgin Mary?


Edited by mutabor - 8/20/13 at 3:54pm
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Shakespeare in Love 6/10. It would be 7/10 if it wasn´t for Ben Affleck. He is such an awful actor feels so out of place always. Easy watch otherwise but nothing special.

 

I still hold a grudge against the Academy for choosing that as best picture back in '99 or whatever it was...both Life is Beautiful (my favorite film of all time) and Saving Private Ryan were on the table, yet they choose this one. 

 

Ben Affleck is literally the luckiest man walking the earth...never has someone with so little talent gotten so far in life lol. (sorry to all the Benny fans...actually I do like him as a director)

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Inception (2010):

 

3/10

 

Greatest movie of all time? Seriously?  It was super boring and i couldn't even make it through half the movie. I had no idea of whats going on whatsoever in the first 10 minutes. The movie just kept dragging on and i couldn't help but close it. Very disappointed seeing all those positive reviews on IMDB. 

 

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Shakespeare in Love 6/10. It would be 7/10 if it wasn´t for Ben Affleck. He is such an awful actor feels so out of place always. Easy watch otherwise but nothing special.

Ben Affleck is not in the movie.... Do you mean Joseph Fiennes?
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Ben Affleck is not in the movie.... Do you mean Joseph Fiennes?

Ben Affleck and Joseph Fiennes are both in the movie...

post #13843 of 16368
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Originally Posted by oqvist View Post

Shakespeare in Love 6/10. It would be 7/10 if it wasn´t for Ben Affleck. He is such an awful actor feels so out of place always. Easy watch otherwise but nothing special.

Strangest Oscar win of all time.  I'm not sure it should have even been nominated.

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Inception (2010):

 

3/10

 

Greatest movie of all time? Seriously?  It was super boring and i couldn't even make it through half the movie. I had no idea of whats going on whatsoever in the first 10 minutes. The movie just kept dragging on and i couldn't help but close it. Very disappointed seeing all those positive reviews on IMDB. 

 

 

I agree it is complex, immersive, and dense.  I loved this movie the 1st time I saw it and I loved it even more after the 6th viewing.  More like a 9.5/10 for me.

post #13844 of 16368

I thought Inception was excellent, as well. 

post #13845 of 16368

Then I guess that makes me the weird one here..

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