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post #15736 of 19948
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If you enjoy food movies, check out Jiro Dreams of Sushi which was reviewed earlier in this thread. Jiro is the grandmaster of master sushi chefs, his creations are so mouth watering you just wish you had a seat at his chef's table when is creating his master pieces. This movie also takes a interesting look at Jiro's life and his philosophy.

 

I must have zoomed by that subway station many times and didn't even know about the place. One of my favorite documentaries.

 

I just watched Hirokazu Koreeda's Still Walking (2008) 8.2/10, and they had a scene where the mom was made some corn tempura. They separated the kernals from the cob, then I imagine added it to the batter (they didn't show this), and dropped it in the oil and the dad came out only because he heard the stray kernals popping. I can't wait for Netflix dvd to get his Like Father, Like Son (2013).

post #15737 of 19948
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Monuments Men - 7/10

Nowhere near as bad as I expected. I liked this but Clooney made the story as dull as possible. There is really no action or real suspense of any kind. Just pointing that out and I'm ok with this. Maybe one part when the Russians are coming.
None of the characters felt really realistic at all and they're also rather dull with no real personality of any kind. Some of the scenes have this very abrupt end to them that makes no sense. It's as if the director cut them all short for no reason. I guess it adds to the dullness of the movie. Most scenes felt like filler material and served no purpose at all.

The story definitely deserves to be told, but this movie seems to have all the life sucked out of it. Is it Clooney's fault? I think so maybe. Maybe it's his own unique style!!

I will say that it's well made and looks good.

It's very very slow, but never boring though. I would only suggest it for fans of WWII history. It's actually less interesting than a WWII documentary. Not sure how Clooney pulled that off.

Note: 7 isn't bad. I would say good, but nothing special.

Maybe this is actually very accurate to the book. Sometimes that doesn't always make an entertaining movie.

I just wanted to quote this review because I found it interesting. Neither agree not disagree really. Just interesting and makes some great points I would have not focused on.

The Monuments Men

Full disclosure: Saw this on a plane and the screen size may have affected my evaluation.

If I was to use one word to describe this movie, it would be charming. Anything the movie lacks like character depth or action is made up for with boatloads of charm. Great pacing and editing made a movie of this type very watchable. Almost paradoxically, it felt like a character study with little depth and at the same time because of that lack of depth a plot driven movie but with very few surprises. It was neither and it was both. Blanchett was over the top and Clooney made up for it by being too restrained, too smooth maybe, which appears to be his only gear. The supporting cast held up the roof on this one and made for a very endearing watch with some great moments of humor. I found myself a bit surprised that I enjoyed it, whatever it was.

7.5/10
post #15738 of 19948

The Tree of Life

7/10

 

I still have no idea what the hell this movie is about... but it looks very cool, sounds even better and has been enjoyable to watch! Still no idea what's happening... I think it's some kind of meaning of life thing... either way it's a visual and audible treat! 

post #15739 of 19948
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I must have zoomed by that subway station many times and didn't even know about the place. One of my favorite documentaries.

 

I just watched Hirokazu Koreeda's Still Walking (2008) 8.2/10, and they had a scene where the mom was made some corn tempura. They separated the kernals from the cob, then I imagine added it to the batter (they didn't show this), and dropped it in the oil and the dad came out only because he heard the stray kernals popping. I can't wait for Netflix dvd to get his Like Father, Like Son (2013).

 

He's one of my favorite director's but a couple of them have bored me to death. I didn't really get the appeal of "Still Walking" but I can appreciate it more a year after watching it. There's not too much to it and maybe younger people can't relate to the characters in the movie until they're older. The movie sort of reminds me of those Yasujiro Ozu movies where I found them to be a snore fest when I was 16-18. Now I love them.

 

Koreeda's best movies are "I wish", "Nobody Knows" and "Like Father, Like Son".

 

It's a shame that Like Father hasn't gotten a blu-ray release yet. They've had it on cable as a rental for awhile. I found it in a small theater in the middle of nowhere and found it to be my favorite movie of the year. "Railway Man" is probably #2. I'm going to buy "Like Father.." when it comes out on blu-ray. It did get a release in the UK already though.

 

His worst is called "Hanna". Painfully boring for me. I also disliked "After Life" but maybe I need to rewatch that.

 

BTW watch "I Wish" on netflix. It's free with Prime.

post #15740 of 19948
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The Tree of Life

7/10

 

I still have no idea what the hell this movie is about... but it looks very cool, sounds even better and has been enjoyable to watch! Still no idea what's happening... I think it's some kind of meaning of life thing... either way it's a visual and audible treat! 

 

I saw this two times in the theater and liked it but never wanted to ever buy it or watch it again.

 

To me it felt like someone had filmed their dreams or memories of their family despite some of it not making sense. It really doesn't have much storyline obviously.

 

It reminded me of the time we watched all this old film my grandmother took back before I was even born. In it my mom was probably less than 8 years old.

 

The director's next movie is the most boring movie ever made. It's the one with Ben Affleck mumbling things while his wife is dancing around in a field for no reason. I think I gave it a 4/10 or something.

 

Terrence Malick's best movie is "The Thin Red Line" and "The New World" is almost as good but not quite.

 

I can see why some won't like the Thin Red Line but it's in my top 5. I've seen it maybe dozens of times.

post #15741 of 19948

Bridges at Toko-Ri - 7.5/10

 

This one would have ranked higher but the main characters all die at the end. It's as if they took the easy way out and sort of wanted to send us a stupid message. Maybe it's based on what happened in real life? Doubt it.

 

Anyway, this is an old movie about a Korean war pilot who has to go and blow up bridges in North Korea and gets shot down. William Holden plays the main character.

 

The first part involves Mickey Rooney getting in fights in bars over his Japanese girlfriend who doesn't want to date him anymore. I've seen this so much that I'm getting tired of the war movies where all the men hang out in bars and get drunk for way too long. What's that one with Frank Sinatra? I think they got drunk in that one like 30 minutes of the running time. Oh yeah, it's "From Here to Eternity". Overrated melodramatic nonsense.

 

At least this one felt very realistic. My second problem with the movie is that it's very slow..way too slow for the first hour.

 

This movie is from 1953 and doesn't feel like it's aged at all!

post #15742 of 19948
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I saw this two times in the theater and liked it but never wanted to ever buy it or watch it again.

 

To me it felt like someone had filmed their dreams or memories of their family despite some of it not making sense. It really doesn't have much storyline obviously.

 

It reminded me of the time we watched all this old film my grandmother took back before I was even born. In it my mom was probably less than 8 years old.

 

The director's next movie is the most boring movie ever made. It's the one with Ben Affleck mumbling things while his wife is dancing around in a field for no reason. I think I gave it a 4/10 or something.

 

Terrence Malick's best movie is "The Thin Red Line" and "The New World" is almost as good but not quite.

 

I can see why some won't like the Thin Red Line but it's in my top 5. I've seen it maybe dozens of times.

I have seen the Tree of Life two times and it makes a lot of sense to me :)

 

A lot the first sitting and just about all the second sitting.

 

His new movie I haven´t seen. Nothing with Ben Affleck in any significant role can be good

post #15743 of 19948

Edge of Tomorrow: 8.88/10

 

A Tom Cruise sci-fi movie... Be afraid people... (Oblivion)

 

Actually, no. This film is like Inception, giving you mind****ness and action at the same time. The story is fantastic, especially 100x better than Oblivion and 100000000000000000000000000x better than the story of Xenu. It's stylish and funny at the same time, except SPOILERS they hammered the time looping idea too much, especially when the ending of this film comes back to the start. That is too obsessive, and I would rather like to have it end with a "Earth is saved" ending. Still great for a theater visit.

 

(Bad) Neigbo(u)rs: 7.12/10

 

Zac Efron... be afraid people... (high school klfhn venbork bvtjniopf huybudhbgek h7grbdb musical)

 

As a comedy, it is funny, which is what comedy do (learn from this Adam Sandler). Zac Efron is likable, Seth Rogen is likable, and the story is likeable. It's good and genuine, except it lacks character. Most character is too polar to a side. Theirs not a lot of character development in (Bad) Neighbo(u)rs, especially SPOILERS when Zac and Seth talk together as friends is too quick. Why they don't hate each other so quickly? Is it the weed? Tell me something movie. It would be better if they give us emotions and top it up like Ted, which is a comedy with character development. Not bad after all.

 

EXTRA CONTENT!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Oblivion: 4.5/10

 

I find myself watching a set after 120 minutes of staring like a 100 year old pale shining vampire... What a boring pile of ****.

 

Rant: Partying movies.

 

I ******* hate partying movies, especially when the whole movie is about partying. Why the **** would I go to a nearby theater and watch people party when I can just go to a friend party and smoke weed. It's like watching pornography without jerking off. It's BORING!!!!! IT'S LIKE WATCHING A SET!!!!!!!! WHY WOULD I WANT TO WATCH A SET??!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So, please hollywood, stop making partying movies (except something like 21 and 22 jump street, it's not the focus).

post #15744 of 19948

Belle (2013): 8/10

 

A heavily fictionalized story centered around the life of the historical Dido Elizabeth Belle, it is basically what you'd expect from a Austen-esque bodice romance. It does lack the wit of Austen's best material, but it makes up for it with its unique twist on the genre (Dido being the daughter of a slave) and the political/social framework of its story, which is never completely eclipsed by the romance or pretty costumes.

post #15745 of 19948
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I saw this two times in the theater and liked it but never wanted to ever buy it or watch it again.

 

To me it felt like someone had filmed their dreams or memories of their family despite some of it not making sense. It really doesn't have much storyline obviously.

 

It reminded me of the time we watched all this old film my grandmother took back before I was even born. In it my mom was probably less than 8 years old.

 

The director's next movie is the most boring movie ever made. It's the one with Ben Affleck mumbling things while his wife is dancing around in a field for no reason. I think I gave it a 4/10 or something.

 

Terrence Malick's best movie is "The Thin Red Line" and "The New World" is almost as good but not quite.

 

I can see why some won't like the Thin Red Line but it's in my top 5. I've seen it maybe dozens of times.

I'll have to watch The Thin Red Line 

post #15746 of 19948

I loved To the Wonder.  It's every bit as good as The Thin Red Line and The New World.  There are moments in it that recalls his classic Days of Heaven.

post #15747 of 19948
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I loved To the Wonder.  It's every bit as good as The Thin Red Line and The New World.  There are moments in it that recalls his classic Days of Heaven.

Gonna have to look it up :)

post #15748 of 19948
Little man 8.5/10

Very funny movie, if you're a drama guy don't watch it. This movie is only for people with a sense of humor biggrin.gif

On a side note, Marlon Wayan and his brother are in here in my country doing a stand up comedy show, too bad I missed it..
post #15749 of 19948
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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post
 

He's one of my favorite director's but a couple of them have bored me to death. I didn't really get the appeal of "Still Walking" but I can appreciate it more a year after watching it. There's not too much to it and maybe younger people can't relate to the characters in the movie until they're older. The movie sort of reminds me of those Yasujiro Ozu movies where I found them to be a snore fest when I was 16-18. Now I love them.

 

Koreeda's best movies are "I wish", "Nobody Knows" and "Like Father, Like Son".

 

It's a shame that Like Father hasn't gotten a blu-ray release yet. They've had it on cable as a rental for awhile. I found it in a small theater in the middle of nowhere and found it to be my favorite movie of the year. "Railway Man" is probably #2. I'm going to buy "Like Father.." when it comes out on blu-ray. It did get a release in the UK already though.

 

His worst is called "Hanna". Painfully boring for me. I also disliked "After Life" but maybe I need to rewatch that.

 

BTW watch "I Wish" on netflix. It's free with Prime.

 

re: I Wish - added to my queue. I think it's Hana, not to be confused with Joe Wright's superb Hanna (2011). :)

 

I watched Abbas Kiarostami's Like Someone in Love (2014). 8.77/10  This is a May Criterion Collection release and the disc from Netflix looks brand new. Includes one supplement - a making of piece. Do no miss this. AK talks about Jean Luc Godard's view on sex in his films, and many interesting discussions between the director and actor and one question he posed and taped to almost everyone involved (Producer, Assistant Director, etc.) on how a scene should be played, what should be said. The ending blows you away.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I immediately saw a parallel with P.T. Anderson's Punch-Drunk Love, something the Mattress Man (Philip Seymour Hoffman) said: "You think you can be a pervert and not pay for it?".
post #15750 of 19948

OKay, this one is pretty corny, but I really enjoyed it...again, probably a film that others would laugh at me for enjoying, but I can't help it...it's got a great heart and I found the characters to be a lot of fun. 

 

"Schlussmacher" - 8.4/10

 

 

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