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Thanks..now you make me feel like those of those Amazon reviewers who rate the postal service instead of the product. :normal_smile :

 

 

 

 

LOL...that's why I always read the "1" star reviews first, cause almost invariably there are people who are complete morons and who will downgrade a product based on something that has absolutely nothing to do WITH the product. 

 

Glad Amazon took care of you. I've been a Prime customer for the past 6 or 7 years and I buy almost everything from them...if I had to rate their customer service over that period of time, it would be off the charts. 

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I have been waiting to see this one since I first heard about it. I didnt' get a chance to hit the theaters, so I was eager to give it a go last night. It didn't really offer anything new in terms of the zombie outbreak genre, but I did find it entertaining. I saw the unrated version, so not sure how that differs from the theatrical cut, if at all....but it was "good", not great. 

 

"World War Z" - 7.9/10

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"Life of Pi"  7/10

 

When I read this book, a big budget film adaption was inconceivable - let alone having a film run for two hours.  I must say that Ang Lee is one of the few directors that can extract the raw human emotion and spirit and paint it beautifully on the silver screen.  As usual, my significant other commented, "I don't get it" and I responded "What's there to get?"

 

I expected a counter strike, but amused with her reply,  "I'm going to bed", in which I replied "Sweet dreams."

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Battle Cry (1955) - 4/10

 

Worst war movie I've seen maybe. Would be much better as a book.

No actual battle scenes until the last 10 minutes! That definitely wasn't the reason I disliked it.

 

Basically it's just nothing but scenes of soldiers hanging out in bars, trying to get dates, getting drunk and fighting with each other.

Anything that actually happens during leave. They did go through boot camp but any scene while they're at war is just shots of them walking through a jungle with a voice over!

Except for the last one..

 

Only watched this because it came free with my copy of "Battleground".

 

Reminds me of "From Here to Eternity" but even worse. I also hated that movie.

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Austenland (2013): 4/10

 

A sad, pathetic, annoying romcom that takes the comedy (and honestly, the romance) out of the 'romcom.' Don't judge me, this one was the GF's idea. 

 

Wilde (1997): 7/10

 

Ham-handed direction and a painfully earnest musical score drag it down somewhat, but Wilde is nonetheless a fine portrait of a modern genius born in the wrong time. And one could not ask for a better actor to portray Oscar Wilde than Stephen Fry.

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Come and See ( 1985)

 

Director: Elem Klimov

 

 

I have never watched this film though heard about it. First 15 minutes were difficult, the film felt odd and I couldn't connect with it but I persevered. To summarize my feelings: I would say that it is a revenge film with a lot of anger and even hatred behind.

 

I think that Come and See suffers as art. I noticed some influences from Tarkovsky for example but there was something unconvincing about Come and See of how it was trying to use instruments of directors like Tarkovsky in its naturalistic effort. Tarkovsky despite his cruelty in Ivan Rublev ( infamous horse scene) elevated his art above naturalism and realism. Elem Klimov doesn't elevate the viewer, he puts him down. On the other hand the message Klimov made is very powerful indeed ( the level of hatred is so high it's shocking). Though I had a problem with this message too.

 

Come and See uses language of Tarkovsky and alike in a way which offends art. Not only artistically but also as a message Klimov's effort seems as an antipode to Tarkovsky worldview. Come and See is a statement of revenge and hatred while Tarkovsky's films teach to transcend over animal side of human nature. 

 

Despite that western viewers appreciate Come and See as a great war movie I would advise to counterbalance it with other examples of Russian cinema which are more fine in art and message ( for example, Ivan's Childhood by Tarkovsky, In the Fog by Sergei Loznitsa).

 

Nevertheless I would highly recommend Come and See because of its brutal, cruel, powerful and uncompromising message.


Edited by mutabor - 9/24/13 at 3:02am
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The Great Gatsby

 

6/10

 

Kind of overblown but I guess that is the point. It look so plastic even the houses. Wonder if not the entire movie is shot against a green screen. Got a bit better when I switched to my plasma but still overblown. Horror if every movie from now on is going to satisfy the LCD crowd that is used to overblown colours in cartoons :(

 

Story so so but at least I wasn´t boored.

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Trial on the Road ( 1971, 1985)

 

 

I decided to give this film a try because I used to hear about it. It was shot in 1971 but was not released until 1985 because the theme of perpetrators was not welcomed in Soviet war movies. This film doesn't pretend to be art house. It is accessible with some interesting moments. Three actors of the film had also participated in Tarkovsky's Ivan Rublev. I can't say that the movie brought something original to the table but it was pretty decent.

 

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During the Second World War a Russian soldier, previously forced into collaboration with the Germans, escapes and joins the partisans but first has to prove his reliability. One of a number of films to re-emerge in the mid 80s, having been suppressed for being too challenging. The particular sin of this war film was to suggest that Stalin's policy of automatically shooting POWs on recovery was callous and ignored questions of conscience, treating all soldiers as potential traitors. It also shattered the idea, long upheld, of a united Soviet Union fighting the German devil: here the peasantry would prefer to be left alone by both sides since association with one brings reprisals from the other. 
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Originally Posted by mutabor View Post
 

Trial on the Road ( 1971, 1985)

 

 

I decided to give this film a try because I used to hear about it. It was shot in 1971 but was not released until 1985 because the theme of perpetrators was not welcomed in Soviet war movies. This film doesn't pretend to be art house. It is accessible with some interesting moments. Three actors of the film had also participated in Tarkovsky's Ivan Rublev. I can't say that the movie brought something original to the table but it was pretty decent.

 

Is this on amazon or netflix.?

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After Earth

I give it a 6.8

Gave it a high 6 cause of visual effects and CG.

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Just watched "The Prestige" (2006) by Christopher Nolan a few days ago. Great movie. Definitely one to watch! It was very intriguing and plays with the mind, so you have to pay attention to the small details. 

 

I'd rate it, 8.5/10

 

 

 

Aside from that, I also watched "21 Jump Street" (2012) a few weeks ago, and man, did I get a good kick from it! Very good comedy movie! Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill will definitely keep you entertained with their one liners. 

 

I'd rate it, 9.0/10 

 

That's my two cent. :) 


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Edited by mutabor - 9/24/13 at 2:44am
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Is this on amazon or netflix.?

 

The only link I found on Amazon.

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Riddick 8/10 

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Jarhead - 7.5/10

 

Just solid.

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