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post #316 of 456
Not a recent movie, but I really liked 'Ghost World' which stars Thora Birch and Steve Buscemi.

Didn't know it was based on a comic book -surprisingly entertaining.
post #317 of 456
Lord of the Rings - RETURN OF THE KING!
post #318 of 456
Quote:
Originally posted by 10SNE1
If you can picture 'Braveheart' in kimonos, that about sums it up.

Braveheart was a brilliant film, and one of the most honored motion pictures ever made, The Last Samurai isnt even in the same ballpark.


JC
post #319 of 456
I saw Cold Mountain earlier today, and its a very well done film with some fine performances, especially Renee Zellwiger. Not, IMO, a great film, but a very good one, and worth seeing.
Oddly, the photography was very soft, and even a bit grainy at times........it had looked, in trailers, like it might be a film offering great cinematography and visuals, but it disappointed in that regard. Still, it remains recommended.



JC
post #320 of 456
Just came from Lord of The Rings 3, Return of the King. Awesome movie. Some relatively important parts of the 3rd book are missing altogether though, I hope in the x.ed. dvd they'll have more on those parts. Anyway a great great movie no doubt.
post #321 of 456
Quote:
Originally posted by Nightfall
Braveheart was a brilliant film, and one of the most honored motion pictures ever made, The Last Samurai isnt even in the same ballpark.


JC
Not that the guy with a Braveheart avatar isn't coming from a slighly biased point of view...
post #322 of 456
I invested three+ hours last night and watched The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers on DVD. Yes, I know I am far behind in my LOTR movie watching, but investing 3 hours for a movie is a major time investment for me. I thought it was a thoroughly entertaining movie and liked it much more than the first one.
post #323 of 456

Seabiscuit

Finally got around to watching the DVD we bought before Christmas. SWMBO and I are in agreement: the book was much better. Movie had pretty good acting and character development (except for the Biscuit ) and nice production for the most part, but the screenwriting/directing had their own socialistic axe to grind and steered away from many interesting lines in the book (when production might have been difficult) and substantially altered the overall feel of the story. Kind of artistic misinterpretation with oversimplification. Not good. Still, way better than most of what is out there.
post #324 of 456
Quote:
Originally posted by Kirium
Not that the guy with a Braveheart avatar isn't coming from a slighly biased point of view...

Granted, but I WAS telling the truth! <g>



JC
post #325 of 456
Thread Starter 
Watched my Criterion edition of Ikiru with Stephen Prince's commentary. Not cheap these Criterion editions but the commentary is well worth it alone. Disc two has an interview with Kurosawa I'll watch later. Five of the seven Samurai are in this movie. I missed one of them the first few times watching this without commentary. The Yakuza boss plays the martial arts Samurai who has the duel to the death in the field. Kind of funny too that you can tell in one scene, a post-war bar, was run in reverse because the English sign reads a mirror image. Allmovieguide gives it five stars. I wouldn't give it anything over 4 3/4 myself.



edit: Also finally saw LOTR ROTK the other week. Great conclusion to the trilogy, very loud, unmatched battle scenes, but the ending was kind of sappy and too long IMO.
post #326 of 456
Thread Starter 
Gothica, and last night Veronica Guerin.

Gothica was not too bad. The plot became very familiar from about the middle to the end. The end seems like a rip off from another scary movie (re: Bruce Willis).

Veronica Guerin I liked allot. A well told true story with a tidy though predictable conclusion. Some jerks even started laughing out loud when that guy started punching her. Bunch of savages in this town.
post #327 of 456
Cold Mountain and Torque. Cold Mountain was surprisingly excellent, definitely worthy of the praise it got. Renee Zellweger's character "Ruby" was especially cool.

Torque was your stereotypical "Fast and the Furious" type of movie. Its ending was just absolutely horrible.
post #328 of 456
I thought that "Gothika" was a letdown. Actually, every movie that Halle Berry has made lately has been a letdown (except for "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge", perhaps). Seems like the "Monster's Ball" (an the accompanying Oscar) was an anomaly.

As for the last movie/TV show/etc. that I saw, it was a Japanese TV series (by NHK) depicting the life of Musashi Miyamoto (renowned swordsman, sculptor, painter, author, etc.). It was approximately 50 episodes long (I didn't watch them all in a row!) and reasonably well done. The lead, Shinnosuke Ichikawa (a well-known Kabuki actor), did a good job as Musashi.

Now, I'm just waiting for my relatives to mail the next Japanese drama series over. With any luck, it'll be another historial (Samurai-based) series. I'm not too crazy about most of the modern-day Japanese soap operas (Bo-o-o-o-o-ring! ).

D.
post #329 of 456
.....mmmmmbrap.....

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-Ed Bot
post #330 of 456
21 grams, amazing movie, very strong and powerful drama. The acting is simply superb, no wonder Naomi Watts, Vinicio del Toro, and Sean Penn got nominations. Sean for his acting in Mystic River though, but he is also great in this movie. Clint Eastwood was right on when saying in the globe awards receiving Sean Penn's "He is one of those very consistent actors". Vinicio del Toro and Naomi are so amazing too, excellent believable performances.
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