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post #15451 of 19978
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Originally Posted by mutabor View Post
 

 

You never spoke about the idea behind the film which means that you didn't get what this movie was about. You spoke mostly about appearance of the film and never touched the essence of it. Not a single word why Aronofsky made Noah. Yeas, he did a philosophical treatise and a psychological study which seems is not accessible for many. Blockbuster part was a compromise with a studio.

 

Ah, it just wouldn't be a complete month without you and me tailspinning into a death-spiral of criticisms, assumptions, misunderstandings, and accusations at least once. As I have before, I'll extend the invitation--if you want to continue this conversation we can do so via private messages--because if I'm beginning to find one of our miniature threads wearisome, than I know that everyone else is, as well. If other people are interested in our debates or want to join in, I'm sure we could start a thread elsewhere where we can toothily worry at one another's tastes and ideas endlessly (or at least, to our eventual demises) to the delight of a few participants and spectators. Otherwise, I'm ceasing to talk about Noah any further! Sorry, everyone! Gomennasai! Yuru****e kudasai!

post #15452 of 19978

Yeah, when I raved earlier today on another forum how profound and emotionally moving Noah film was, you appear with your " Noah is a silly and  a dumb fantasy flick".

 

Good timing, sir. :mad: 


Edited by mutabor - 4/6/14 at 4:30pm
post #15453 of 19978
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Originally Posted by mutabor View Post
 

Yeah, when I raved earlier today on another forum how profound and emotionally moving Noah film was, you appear with your " Noah is a silly and  a dumb fantasy flick".

 

Good timing, sir. :mad: 

 

You really need to chillout man. :rolleyes: 


Edited by kkl10 - 4/8/14 at 9:39am
post #15454 of 19978

None but the brave - 6.75/10

 

This one is an old WWII movie starring and directed by Frank Sinatra. It has some of the worst acting i've seen in years   and the scenes looked like they were filmed on a stage and not in an actual jungle. Fake plants and trees everywhere. Frank Sinatra is a pretty good actor, but not much of a director. At one point I thought he must have been drunk when directing the movie...it's just that bad.

 

It has an interesting story at least. A group of Marines get shot down over a small deserted island that's held by the Japanese. Both sides make a truce in order to help each other out. It was pretty believable actually...neither side has any way to contact their HQ. No happy ending here though.

 

There was a guy in the movie who's played by Tommy Sands (I think)...possibly the worst portrayal of a soldier i've seen yet. He was straight out of a GI Joe cartoon or something. Totally "Gung-Ho" or whatever. Not sure if he was supposed to be funny or not. He reminded me of some Jim Carrey character from "In Living Color".

 

I actually got a lot of laughs from reversing and rewatching unintentionally hilarious scenes. Some of the worst dialogue and acting i've seen in a long time. Even the typhoon scenes looked like they had a budget of $200.

 

The only thing that saved this one except for the story was some of the Japanese characters...for the Americans they hired all the worst actors they could find (except for a few).

 

This story though is something you don't see much in movies. Enemies from both sides having a truce for a short time and almost being friends. Last time I saw that was in the movie "Joyeux Noel" or "Into the White". There is also "Hell on the Pacific" (which is ruined by a lousy ending).

 

Haha, there's a scene from "The Burmese Harp" with British and Japanese soldiers singing together. Not likely! Of course the movie is based on a fictional story aimed at children (read it a few times).

 

BTW this movie I'm sorry to say, would have been good on Mystery Science Theater.

 

Probably the highest rating i've ever given to a "bad" movie!

 

 

Fair Game - 9.25/10

 

Really liked this one and  it's very accurate i've read. It's not really some anti-george bush movie or anything like that. I actually didn't know about any of the stuff in this movie and must be living under a rock. I'm really liking Naomi Watts as an actress more and more. She was great in "The Impossible". I think I like Sean Penn in everything too..loved his last movie "This Must be the Place" (previous film of the director of "The Great Beauty".)

post #15455 of 19978
Just watched Frozen (actually on friday) and Currently working on a detail review for this movie while balancing with school life frown.gif .

Spoilers: negative opinions will occur.
post #15456 of 19978

Just ran across some news that Tucker and Dale vs Evil 2 is going to be made. So I figured I would do a quick review of the first one.

 

Tucker and Dale vs Evil 9/10- I believe this movie is incredibly overlooked, as every time I talk to my friends about it they say they have never seen it. Just by looking at the cover it looks like a horrible campy b movie, but its not that at all. Honestly I can not remember laughing at a movie more than I did with Tucker and Dale vs Evil. This movie has some incredibly dark humor to it, but it works incredibly well. It is like the Three Stooges X10. The timing of the events are spot on and really make this movie. Just be aware it is quite bloody/gory. The only thing that really bugged me about the whole thing was the last 15ish min of the movie were pretty weak. Also if you become interested in checking out this movie do not watch the trailer as It shows far too much. 

post #15457 of 19978
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What I really want to know is if you people actually understand my rambling or if you think I'm just full of BS (not asking if you agree, only asking if you understand).

I'm almost convinced that Picnic at Hanging Rock is one of the most misunderstood movies ever made.

 

I understood, and, now I need to watch this again. Something I didn't know, the film is based on the 1967 novel by Joan Leslie. Yes, Yankee Doodle Dandy Joan Leslie. Sergeant York Joan Leslie.

 

Roger Ebert rates this as one of his Great Movies and gives it 4 stars.

 

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-picnic-at-hanging-rock-1975


Edited by fractus2 - 4/7/14 at 7:45am
post #15458 of 19978
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Originally Posted by fractus2 View Post
 

 

I understood, and, now I need to watch this again. Something I didn't know, the film is based on the 1967 novel by Joan Leslie. Yes, Yankee Doodle Dandy Joan Leslie. Sergeant York Joan Leslie.

 

Roger Ebert rates this as one of his Great Movies and gives it 4 stars.

 

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-picnic-at-hanging-rock-1975

 

I think Ebert's review of the film The Proposition makes a good 'companion piece' to his review of Picnic--just as the two films, dissimilar on the surface, would make for a great double feature. 

 

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-proposition-2006

post #15459 of 19978
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Originally Posted by 2015071 View Post

Just watched Frozen (actually on friday) and Currently working on a detail review for this movie while balancing with school life frown.gif .

Spoilers: negative opinions will occur.

 

Just out of curiosity, how old are you? 

post #15460 of 19978
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Originally Posted by metalsonata View Post

 

I think Ebert's review of the film The Proposition makes a good 'companion piece' to his review of Picnic--just as the two films, dissimilar on the surface, would make for a great double feature.

 

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-proposition-2006

 

I could never finish Blood Meridian either. No problems with The Road, or No Country for Old Men.

 

eta: I would think the addition of Celia would make a great triple feature.

 

http://www.secondrundvd.com/release_celia.php


Edited by fractus2 - 4/7/14 at 12:48pm
post #15461 of 19978
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Originally Posted by fractus2 View Post
 

 

I understood, and, now I need to watch this again. Something I didn't know, the film is based on the 1967 novel by Joan Leslie. Yes, Yankee Doodle Dandy Joan Leslie. Sergeant York Joan Leslie.

 

Roger Ebert rates this as one of his Great Movies and gives it 4 stars.

 

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-picnic-at-hanging-rock-1975

 

" ...it exists as an experience. In a sense, the viewer is like the girls who went along on the picnic and returned safely..."

 

I wish he elaborated this a bit more.

Seems to be as close as it gets to a common view between him and me, I couldn't quite go as far in the sexual thematic as he did. I would concede that there is be a sexual component in the nature of suspicion carved by the movie, but nothing more than that. The movie is so conceptually slippery that one can come up with pretty much any idea.

 

After the third view, I'm revaluating Picnic with 8. Enjoyed a little more this time, but not as much as I wished, there's something about this movie that just doesn't flow well enough for me. The fact that Weir took out 7 minutes of the original work is starting to really bug me...

 

 

"The movie is based on a 1967 novel by Joan Leslie..."

 

I'm assuming this was a mistake he failed to notice. The author of the novel was Joan Lindsay... unless I'm missing something.


Edited by kkl10 - 4/7/14 at 1:51pm
post #15462 of 19978
As I remember I didn't particularly like Before Midnight last year ( I watched it because of high ratings). But I also didn't hate it. So I decided to try Before Sunrise wondering if I missed something. I tried two times and it felt so uninteresting that I couldn't continue. I just couldn't make myself to care about two uninteresting protagonists and their bla-bla-bla. 

Edited by mutabor - 4/7/14 at 3:19pm
post #15463 of 19978
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Originally Posted by kkl10 View Post
 

 

" ...it exists as an experience. In a sense, the viewer is like the girls who went along on the picnic and returned safely..."

 

I wish he elaborated this a bit more.

Seems to be as close as it gets to a common view between him and me, I couldn't quite go as far in the sexual thematic as he did. I would concede that there is be a sexual component in the nature of suspicion carved by the movie, but nothing more than that. The movie is so conceptually slippery that one can come up with pretty much any idea.

 

After the third view, I'm revaluating Picnic with 8. Enjoyed a little more this time, but not as much as I wished, there's something about this movie that just doesn't flow well enough for me. The fact that Weir took out 7 minutes of the original work is starting to really bug me...

 

 

"The movie is based on a 1967 novel by Joan Leslie..."

 

I'm assuming this was a mistake he failed to notice. The author of the novel was Joan Lindsay... unless I'm missing something.

 

Ebert was a great critic, but he tended to be fairly unreliable with regards to details, unfortunately. I'd never rely on one of his reviews to summarize plot points accurately, or to get the 'bibliographical' details right. Nonetheless, it was his review of Picnic that first really opened up the film for me. I will say that I certainly find it to be quite sexually thematic--the way the shots linger on the girls, the circumstances that surround the central mystery, and the strong (to me) lesbian undertones. (Granted, I tend to think that every story centered on an all-girls school is about lesbians.)

 

 

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Originally Posted by mutabor View Post
As I remember I didn't particularly like Before Midnight last year ( I watched it because of high ratings). But I also didn't hate it. So I decided to try Before Sunrise. I tried two times and it felt so uninteresting that I couldn't continue. I just couldn't make myself to care about two uninteresting protagonists and their bla-bla-bla. 

 

A legitimate complaint--the success of the first two films depends heavily upon what one thinks of the two central characters, whereas I think the third works even if you ultimately hate the two principals. (In many ways it's a more conventional film, which helps.) I could very easily imagine the first two being a drag if you found both characters insufferable. 

post #15464 of 19978
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Originally Posted by kkl10 View Post
 

"The movie is based on a 1967 novel by Joan Leslie..."

 

I'm assuming this was a mistake he failed to notice. The author of the novel was Joan Lindsay... unless I'm missing something.

 

What does that bloom county cat say? THPPFT!

 

Thanks for clearing that up - I'm glad I got that out of my head!

post #15465 of 19978
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Just out of curiosity, how old are you? 

17. Turning 18 at August.
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