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Postby Duke » Sat May 05, 2007 11:04 pm

Parallax View. Overall, it was okay. The acting was good, the plot was good, but the directing could have used a little work (although there were some great parts).


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Postby Cuddly_Carpy » Sun May 06, 2007 12:14 pm

Meet the Robinsons, very predictable but some good lines :)
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Postby Duke » Sun May 06, 2007 6:54 pm

I watched Children of Men last night. It's excellent. The directing was beautiful, the acting was great. I recommend it most highly.


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--Friedrich Nietzsche




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Postby dukes » Tue May 08, 2007 4:47 pm

We just watched Copying Beethoven. It's set in Vienna in 1824, and involves a young woman engaged as the Maestro's copyist (the copyist will take the scratched up original and transcribe it into a clean sheet that musicians can actually play from). It tells the story of the first performance of the Ninth Symphony, and the days that led up to it.

I don't know how historically accurate the story is, but the portrayal of Beethoven (played by Ed Harris) himself jives with everything I've read about him.

I sometimes play the Ninth. The problem with listening to that particular piece is that it is impossible to listen to something else afterwards - anything else is an anticlimax.
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Postby Duke » Tue May 08, 2007 5:02 pm

dukes wrote:
I sometimes play the Ninth. The problem with listening to that particular piece is that it is impossible to listen to something else afterwards - anything else is an anticlimax.


That's why I always listen to it last thing at night. I work it out to my schedule, sometimes.


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He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.

--Friedrich Nietzsche




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Postby NeuroFreak » Tue May 08, 2007 6:00 pm

I watched Spitfire last night...

I thought a B&W movie would help me sleep, but Katherine Hepburn kept me awake (thought not sure I'd watch the movie again).
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Postby EarthRise » Tue May 08, 2007 7:16 pm

Equilibrium

Matrix-y, mixed with a touch of 1984, to create a lovely dystopian Big Brother society with lots of explody gun action.
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Postby Duke » Tue May 15, 2007 2:48 am

I watched two movies yesterday, American Beauty and The Usual Suspects.

American Beauty is the best Best Picture winner in a decade. It is magnificently directed, gorgeously acted; it's also hilarious, smart, and very, very sharp.

The Usual Suspects was one of the better crime movies, and by better, I'd say maybe top five, top three. The writing was great, I mean great. This movie, like American Beauty, had Kevin Spacey in it (who I am now the biggest fan of), and he won an academy award for this one too. Boy, he deserved it.


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--Friedrich Nietzsche




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Postby farfalla » Tue May 15, 2007 3:16 am

Saw Hot Fuzz. Really funny, great acting, tongue in check take off on all those walls of human flesh police movies. Brought to you by the people who made Shaun of the Dead.

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Postby Duke » Tue May 15, 2007 5:23 am

I loved Shaun of the Dead, and I've been wanting to see Hot Fuzz, but I don't really have access to a movie theater out here, so I'll have to wait until I get home to see it. I've seen the trailers and I've heard that it was good, and I can't wait to see it. :)


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--Mark Twain




He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.

--Friedrich Nietzsche




"If it turns out that there is a God, I don't think that he's evil. But the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever."

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Postby St John the Blasphemist » Tue May 15, 2007 6:13 am

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Postby SeaTizzy » Sat May 19, 2007 3:19 pm

The last movie I saw was this french film called l'enfant (the child), it was a very good. It's a very original film, although I guess one could say the plot is alittle silly.. Bascily this guy named Bruno who is a thief sells his nine day old baby because he needs/wants money (of course their is more to it then that), his character was quite the selfish despicable person until close to the end of the movie. The acting in the film was very good, as was the direction and cinematography.
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Postby Kra » Mon May 28, 2007 9:45 am

Last night I watched "The Fountain" by Darren Aronofsky (he also directed Pi and Requiem For A Dream).
It was probably the best film I've seen in a long time, and i watch quite a lot of movies :)
The whole film had a great atmoshpere, I thought it was an amazing..Highly recommended :mrgreen:

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Postby S'presso » Mon May 28, 2007 4:54 pm

Pirates of the Carribean 3

not bad, still good.
really long though..
and not *quite* as funny.
no eunnich jokes this time :cry:

... a little confusing
and very long

apparently there's some kind of footage at the end of the credits
(which i didnt see due to a pressing need to go to the bathroom)
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Postby Amerigo » Wed May 30, 2007 12:45 pm

...I won't post a poiler I guess, but let's just say the scene was not remotely worth the wait (and didn't involve Jack or Barbosa).


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