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#31 Post by mkaroly » Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:42 am

Lol....I guess that's what's fun about individual tastes! :D

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#32 Post by AndyDursin » Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:53 am

Exactly :)

Actually I don't think CAPRICORN ONE is a "great" flick. Does anyone? It's fun, and it's entertaining, but it's no classic.

Hyams isn't a terrific filmmaker, but he has made several movies I liked, whether it's OUTLAND or THE RELIC. Of course he also made SOUND OF THUNDER and HANOVER STREET also, but at least when he makes a bad movie, it's still watchable, even if it produces unintentional comedy.

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#33 Post by mkaroly » Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:15 pm

I don't think it's a great flick (despite my 8/10 rating). I just thought it was effectively creepy in a 70s way/style. The car going out of control sequence was goofy (my friends and I laughed out loud when we saw it), and the ending is hokey. Gould was stiff. But in the end I was very entertained, and that's why I gave it higher marks. I did like Telly's overacting and the chase scene at the end- it was like a STAR WARS Death Star dogfight only on Tatooine...lol...I kept expecting to hear Ben Kenobi tell Telly to use the Force...lol...

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#34 Post by AndyDursin » Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:56 pm

But I LOVE the hokey ending. I love Goldsmith's score. I love the theatricality of him running into his own funeral, the slo-mo of Brolin and Gould jogging together. Fun stuff :)

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#35 Post by JSWalsh » Wed Dec 24, 2008 1:29 am

mkaroly wrote:Lol....I guess that's what's fun about individual tastes! :D
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#36 Post by Monterey Jack » Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:51 am

Speed Racer: 0/10

Go away, Speed Racer.

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#37 Post by AndyDursin » Wed Dec 24, 2008 9:21 am

Monterey Jack wrote:Speed Racer: 0/10

Go away, Speed Racer.
Movie....awful...so....bad....I.....cannot.....speak.....lol.

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#38 Post by Monterey Jack » Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:03 pm

AndyDursin wrote:
Monterey Jack wrote:Speed Racer: 0/10

Go away, Speed Racer.
Movie....awful...so....bad....I.....cannot.....speak.....lol.
I haven't seen a movie so hyperbolically, hypnotically, intentionally awful since Domino. Not even Giacchino's score made this worth sitting through.

MY EYES! THE GOGGLES DO NOTHING!

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#39 Post by AndyDursin » Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:43 pm

Wretched.

And Cristina Ricci was in it too. Sigh. Well, the "new" Cristina Ricci. lol.

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#40 Post by Jedbu » Sun Dec 28, 2008 5:40 pm

INCREDIBLE HULK (2008) 7.5/10

Liked the way they fast forwarded thru the origin but am a bit confused if the villain is dead at the end or managed to survive to show up in sequel (if ever). :?:
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#41 Post by mkaroly » Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:09 pm

TOKYO CHORUS (1931) - 7/10. I have now watched it three times and it gets better with each viewing. I am in an Ozu mode lately and want to watch several of his films over the next few months. Good early film that is entertaining and funny at times.

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#42 Post by Jedbu » Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:35 am

Rented some movies this week and trying to refresh some favorites and view some recommended titles:

THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS 10/10-Orson Welles' "lost" masterpiece is still stunning even missing 47 minutes of its footage and with a cobbled together last 1/2 hour.

SIMON 7/10-Marshall Brickman's first directorial effort is not always successful but Alan Arkin is just wonderful, especially his "evolution" pantomime after being in a sensory deprivation tank way too long. Not out on DVD or even laserdisc.

THE SECRET OF ROAN INISH 8/10-John Sayles' most lyrical film and not unlike a fairy tale. Gorgeous cinematography by Haskell Wexler.

THE POWER AND THE GLORY 7/10-Preston Sturges' groundbreaking script from 1933 with Spencer Tracy and Colleen Moore; nicely directed by William K. Howard and glad to see it on Fox Movie Channel.
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#43 Post by JSWalsh » Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:51 am

REMEMBER THE NIGHT

A lost gem. Barbara Stanwyck is a thief and Fred MacMurray the prosecutor who gets stuck taking her home to Indiana for Christmas and New Year's. Preston Sturges wrote the script but it's not a comedy, but a low-key drama. Although some of the comedy is corny, this was a real surprise. The depiction of the rural home and Christmas celebration is wonderful, and Stanwyck really shines. I was genuinely surprised by the ending--it's not a copout, as one would expect from a more sentimental picture of this type. I suspect I'll be watching this during the rest of the year.
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#44 Post by JSWalsh » Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:53 am

Was SPEED RACER really that bad?

I was surprised to see it on TIME's 10 Best list.
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#45 Post by JSWalsh » Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:23 am

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

Finally, a movie with Keira Knightley in it that I actually enjoyed. A smooth adaptation with fine photography. Barely noticed the score.
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