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« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2003, 03:31:31 PM »
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Last two movies I rented:

8 1/2:  :)  8)  8)  8) :)   :!:  :(
The Spanish Prisoner: Nice little Mamet caper film. Some of the clues got a little heavyhanded near the end though ("You got your fingerprints all over your new book.") A bunch of plot holes too, but fun nonetheless. :(
Last five films (theater)
-The Da Vinci Code: *
-Thank You For Smoking: ***
-Silent Hill: ***1/2 (high)
-Happy Together: ***1/2
-Slither: **

Last five films (video)
-Solaris: ***1/2
-Cobra Verde: ***1/2
-My Best Fiend: **1/2
-Days of Heaven: ****
-The Thin Red Line: ***

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« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2003, 05:11:49 PM »
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Jackass. And I loved it.
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« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2003, 07:33:49 PM »
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Quote from: cecil b. demented
with bicycle thief, i think he was reffering to this:

Quote from: Pawbloe
Using nonprofessional actors and dubbing will get you nowhere fast.


not the director


Yes, that is correct.

I rented "Blue" last week.  Excellent.

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« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2003, 11:54:03 PM »
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I watched Philadelphia today. Entertaining.

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« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2003, 04:26:26 PM »
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I'm renting episodes of "The Decalogue", really good shit.

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« Reply #20 on: April 17, 2003, 10:52:55 AM »
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I finally rented Rules of Attraction. Didn't like it, but liked it more than I thought I would. Handling of the movie is well done, but sympathy or care where it is asked to be put in place in mostly non existent. Shannyn Sossamon, of however you spell her name, is really hot. I could watch a movie alone for her being in it. Also, the sequence that shows Victor's European trip is amazing, and alone could hold up as a very good short film of sorts. I honestly never had seen a sequence like that before in any movie and this was even more rewarding. It's sad though, because there was talent in the filmmaking, but a need to rely on things that are not really important nor interesting.

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« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2003, 07:02:23 PM »
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8 Women - Enjoyable for most of the time, with its delicate 1950s style comedy that keeps on bringing up cute revelations and good chemistry between the actresses but the revelations end up getting too tiresome and get overtly too dramatic at the end that makes the film numbing and hard to finish.

The Crime of Padre Amaro - Very good film that starts out in a small way and seems to have low expectations but keeps on adding new skins and I got thoroughly involved and by the end of it, very moved.

Rabbit-Proof Fence - Great movie that does what The Quiet American couldn't and that is bring us under the skin of a world, to have direction completely confident in tackling the subject matter. A great experience.

I have rented and watched other movies since last posting here, but only could remember these.

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« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2003, 07:45:24 PM »
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I always wondered why no one ever began a thread that dealt with what people rented and what they thought of them since a lot of the movies watched is from video rentals.


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« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2003, 09:19:04 PM »
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Today was the first time I actually went to a rental house in almost a year.  My policy is, catch it at theatres and/or buy it on DVD.  But today I read some things on Lars Von Triar that interested me so I made a stop to BB and rented Dancer In The Dark, which I have yet to watch.  Also rented Waiting for Guffman, which I hadn't seen and was somewhat underwhelmed with.  The performances were fantastic, but I thought Best In Show was much better.  I even liked A Mighty Wind more.

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« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2003, 10:18:47 PM »
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uhh, i like shannon sossamon as well.  but not the movie "secretary".
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« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2003, 06:46:29 AM »
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last things i rented last time i went, which was......saturday (?).......i rented spinal tap, no cure for cancer (love denis leary), jackass (hehe im ashamed to say i liked it alot), and crimes and misdemeanors....it was a fun night.

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« Reply #26 on: May 21, 2003, 04:02:10 PM »
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Rebecca Miller's movie "Angela" which I had never heard of until recently. It was good, check it out. I also have Touch of Evil and Funny Games here which I haven't watched yet, but I'll watch one or the other tonight.
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« Reply #27 on: May 21, 2003, 04:31:11 PM »
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Rebecca Miller's movie "Angela" which I had never heard of until recently. It was good, check it out. I also have Touch of Evil and Funny Games here which I haven't watched yet, but I'll watch one or the other tonight.


Fuck... Funny Games.. that's flick's good fun... I enjoyed it quite a bit... If your copy has the trailer, don't watch it before you see the movie though.

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« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2003, 06:42:42 PM »
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Rebecca Miller's movie "Angela" which I had never heard of until recently. It was good, check it out. I also have Touch of Evil and Funny Games here which I haven't watched yet, but I'll watch one or the other tonight.


Fuck... Funny Games.. that's flick's good fun... I enjoyed it quite a bit... If your copy has the trailer, don't watch it before you see the movie though.


Isn't Funny Games the same director as The Piano Teacher? Now, I loved Piano Teacher, but I'm afraid to watch Funny Games for the same reason I keep meaning to re-watch Reservoir Dogs but can't quite bring myself to: I have an aversion to really graphic and/or prolonged torture scenes in films. Don't get me wrong: I loved Dogs (years ago when I saw it), The Marathon Man, etc, but... torture scenes make me squeamish, and I feel I need to be forewarned about this Funny Games before I dive in. Doesn't someone break into a family 's home and then basically physically torture them? Am I mistaken on this? And if so, how disturbing is it, on a Reservoir Dogs scale, with, say, Salo being a 10, Dogs being a 7, and Clockwork Orange or Dressed to Kill being a 3 (the more stylized it is, the less disturbing I find it)?

I do plan to see Irreversible, too. I'm not a wimp, but some things are just harder for me to watch than others, and one-on-one cruelty involving physical violence/rape/mutilation tops my list.
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« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2003, 07:06:23 PM »
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yes... same director... he also did a piece on the lumiere and company film...

It's pretty brutal from what I remember... in a kind of unforgiving way too.  It's been a few years since I've seen it, but I'd give it a hmmm... an 8?  Maybe... how much does the emotional torture bothers you?  Because that's a big factor.

 

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