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post #14716 of 19957
21 and Over - great for the typical teenager to watch with friends and stuff, probably a 6 or 7, pretty much like the hangover but with college kids

American Psycho - definitely a 9, first movie in a while to put me in a completely different mindset where it's hard to come back to reality much like having to stop while reading a book or finishing one, and reality seems off and fake compared to the book
post #14717 of 19957
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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom - 7.5/10

 

A little better than the average reviews this has been given. I actually wanted to see this because Idris Elba was playing the role of Mandela. I really liked him in "Pacific Rim".

 

The movie is very slow going at first, but starts getting more interesting when he's in jail.

 

Some dramatic scenes needed to be a little more subtle, but whatever..

 

BTW It was 9:10pm on a Wednesday and I was the only one in the theater! Only one theater was playing this!

 

I think the movie partly suffered from Mandela's demise. A lot of people saw it as cashing in on the event, the feeling is evident in the reviews. Not sure if the release date was deliberate, or was it just coincidence.

post #14718 of 19957

A Separation - 8

Within the high censorship context of Iran and the very limited resources available I can see how this movie might be notable.
It's competent on most technical aspects and it's well written.
But I fail to see anything special about it...
While the argument is interesting and relevant in the islamic context, it seemed to me the developments were too much akin to what can be seen in soap opera stuff, or Telenovelas...
I'm not saying this work is such a thing, however, for a family drama movie it left me wanting on cinematic and emocional nuance, I found little of it.

The lack of physical tenderness in transgender relations, for example, has taken away some depth and nuance in human relations I would expect to encounter in a family drama, here I suppose the islamic context is to blame with all it's omnipresence even in creative circles.
So praise must be given to Asghar Farhadi for still being able to make a movie with some emotional power and, in fact, he might have used this sort of peculiarities to his advantage as depicted in the only scene where there's an act of physical tenderness between a man (senile grandpa) and a woman (young granddaughter):
here the viewer is only able to see part of the womans body while the act itself (kiss or hug the question remains) is
covered in a very interesting way, I found this one of the rare interesting cinematic nuances of the whole movie.
These sort of peculiarities give this work a potentially educational value to anyone who doesn't know the daily life in Iran.
I feel that the greatest value of this work are the difficult moral and social questions it arises as a challenge to the viewer which compel to reflection.

The very first scene of the movie promissed a lot (brilliant!), but in pretty much the whole rest of it I failed to see anything that could demark this work from all other alike dramas that abound so much nowadays, the islamic context added it's own quirks and peculiarities to the social, moral and religious paradigmas depicted here but cinematically it contributed little to nothing, in fact I would say that it subtracted some nuance and depth in human relations... but maybe this was preciselly the intent of the director in order to most realistically portray the true social paradigma of the country... honestly I got the feeling it was more of a limitation than deliberate choice of Asghar Farhadi, in any case, he surelly has tried to use it to his own benefit... within possibilities...

The thing is, the main complain I have of this movie is that it is emotionally dry and very plain as I perceive it...
Those are preciselly the words that first show up in my head to describe it - very realistic but dry and plain in almost every level... and boring to watch despite a few thrills and curiosities here and there...
I actually forced myself to see it a second time to try to figure out what I was missing before writting my thoughts, but no, this is not the sort of movie that keps me interested for more, actually it went down on my estimation in the second view, it wasn't entertaining at all.

In the end I fail to see what's so special about it and hardly understand the high praise from critics.
I don't think it's a bad movie, I think it's a good movie but not excepcional in any way to deserve so much love and kiss.
If not for the few rare interesting scenes and the external factors limiting it's production, I would willingly rate it lower.
I'm curious to see what this director can do in a more open environment, but if The Past is just more of the same I'm affraid I'm not interested.


Edited by kkl10 - 1/9/14 at 12:41pm
post #14719 of 19957
Wolf of Wall Street (2013) 7.2/10

Pretty much on par with American Hustle (2013) 6.9/10, with a lot more glitter,
I enjoyed looking at Margot Robbie, along with the general mayhem and debauchery of W of WS.


Stock fraud keeps the players drenched in narcotics, sex and toys.
Sets a record for the number of times the word F..k is used in a film, so it's that type of show.
An odd, mythical fascination with Lemmon 714 Quaaludes appears, struck a bad memory chord for me involving Mandrax, never cared for the stuff...
post #14720 of 19957
The Golden Teapot - I liked it a bit, probably an 8 or so, I like how it shows how greedy humanity can be sometimes too. :/
post #14721 of 19957

The postman 7/10. Don´t understand quite why it got so bad reception. Not flawless and could have done with some editing or it would get even higher marks.  

post #14722 of 19957

I'm still on quest watching these for the first time on Bluray

 

 

 

Riddick 2004

 

 

5 out of 10

 

 

Riddick 2004 didn't age well as compared to Star Wars. The effects were good for 10 years ago but Vin was cheesy.Amazingly though it started a franchise and created fame for the movie in the series before it.

post #14723 of 19957

Riddick 2004? Strange I haven´t heard of it is it anime or manga or something? I thought Pitch black was the first movie with Riddick then Chronicles of Riddick.

post #14724 of 19957

Cloverfield 2008  2/10   How anyone can like this is beyond me?

 

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post #14725 of 19957
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Riddick 2004? Strange I haven´t heard of it is it anime or manga or something? I thought Pitch black was the first movie with Riddick then Chronicles of Riddick.

You are right I named it wrong.

 

"Amazingly though it started a franchise and created fame for the movie in the series before it."

 

I say the 2004 movie started the franchise only as I felt the first movie was not that famous. Just my opinion. I'm sure that many think the franchise started way more early. I just didn't think Riddick became famous before the 2004 film.

 

But ya, if you played the video games, and saw Pitch Black and saw the animated movie, than ....lol... Riddick was famous. I just don't think mainstream famous.


Edited by Redcarmoose - 1/9/14 at 9:37pm
post #14726 of 19957
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I'm still on quest watching these for the first time on Bluray

 

 

I don't understand what I see here. :-P

post #14727 of 19957
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I'm still on quest watching these for the first time on Bluray

 

 

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

 

Disappointing are, your reviews!

Better than Episode IV-VI, Episode I-III cannot!

post #14728 of 19957
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

 

Disappointing are, your reviews!

Better than Episode IV-VI, Episode I-III cannot!

 

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I don't understand what I see here. :-P

 

 

 

http://realmbeyondsight.blogspot.com/2011/08/lucas-makes-further-changes-to-star.html

 

 

Well yes, and it goes on and on. I know my views may not be the same as other Star Wars fans. My views change from years to years too.

post #14729 of 19957
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Cloverfield 2008  2/10   How anyone can like this is beyond me?

 

 

 

Best HT experience I've ever had

post #14730 of 19957
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Wolf of Wall Street (2013) 7.2/10

Sets a record for the number of times the word F..k is used in a film, so it's that type of show.

 

Is f..k word offensive on big screen and in general ( I do hear it very often in American movies)? Because Russian equivalent and rude swearing in general does sound really offensive and insulting in public media ( in movies, on TV, on big screen etc.). I don't remember even a single Soviet film which has a f..k word in it. 


Edited by mutabor - 1/10/14 at 1:55am
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