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    • CommentTimeMar 4th 2008
    Count me and my wife in the loving Juno camp. Great performances all around and very funny and very human.

    Also would like to second what others have said about Gone, Baby Gone. Yeah Ben can quit acting, but we knew that. What I didn't know was how much I want to see him write and direct more. Great acting all around (except for maybe Casey Affleck's partner, who I felt "meh" about) and a real authentic feel that made all the drama that much more searing and immediate. Loved it.
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    Rented "HARD CANDY" starring the ever so lovely Ellen Page. I loved the simplicity of how this story was protrayed, nice framed shots, the use of little to no music but to enhance certain sounds to trick the mind of knowing what is going on without showing it, The colors used , just the whole premise of the movie really. I bought the DVD from Amzaon durring the closing credits
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    Hard Candy was pretty cool.

    Watched My Own Private Idaho. I really enjoyed it. It was definitely a Gus van Sant movie. Had his name written all over it.
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2008
    Little Children.
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    @AphroditeIX: Yes, Bale is the best actor ever.

    I just saw Hot Fuzz and I guarantee you its better than you think.
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2008
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    Thanks for the explanation Dracko. I feel like a guy who has just had a joke explained to them that everybody else in the room except for me, gets.
    It reminds me of "Blue Velvet".

    Ridley Scott ,"damned by faint praise".

    Justice League ,New Frontier was one of the best mainstream cape movies out recently and their have been quite a few.
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    Just watched Eastern Promises. Not quite the film I was expecting, but better for it. Mortensen was great as Nikolai Luzhin - I loved his laid back approach to the role. Definitely recommended to those who haven't seen it yet.
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    The best part of "Hot Fuzz" for me came after the movie over dinner when a female friend of mine, who generally hates action movies but has a massive crush on Simon Pegg, was saying "Yeah, it seemed like the third act was so extended, the false endings, the...oh fuck...they did all that on purpose didn't they?"

    To make the perfect parody they studied the form and mimicked to a "t".

    Pegg and Wright are just brilliant for that.
      CommentAuthorScott B
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2008
    just saw "Sukiyaki Western Django", Takahi Miike's english language western, great, great fun.

    Saw his "visitor Q" almost two years ago and have yet to fully recover.

    also revisited "Journey to the far side of the sun" a nice reminder of when science fiction was gloriously nihilistic and "The Mist" a great, solid movie, which I felt was very much a homage to the 'everyone is fucked' series of movies from the mid eighties, felt right at home next to Carpenter's 'The Thing' or 'escape from new york'.
    • CommentAuthoredyhdrawde
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2008
    Just saw No Country for Old Men. That it was great. I think I'm one of the few who liked the ending.

    I also watched the Proposition, with Guy Pearce and Paul WInstone. It's an Australian Western. Great movie. Awesome cinematography, soundtrack and great performances, especially from Winstone.
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    My opinion about "There Will be Blood" has drastically changed. It's one of the year's best film, although there's many better movies like No Country for Old Men, Assassination of Jesse James and Sweeney Todd.
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2008
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    I just watched Rambo 4 and actually enjoyed it in a guilty pleasure sort of way. It was worth it just for all the .50 cal gore. Their was a .50 cal sniper rifle which was awesome but when Rambo got ahold of the old school .50 cal antiaircraft gun at close range it was very impressive. I usually hate movies where people use drywall etc for cover from rifles and shotguns but the effect of military weapons was actually quite realistic in this one ,unlike the other interminable Rambo movies.

    All this talk about "there will be blood" makes me want to rewatch "Gangs of New York" and "Last of the Mohicans". Kevin Smith called "Last of the Mohicans" one of the better Batman movies.

    I am really into history so some of the better historical movies especially ones about Victorian England like "The 4 Feathers" (old or new) and "Zulu" (due for a remake)are really getting my attention. Does anyone else have a favourite historical drama?

    The Chinese film Warlord was quite good. Say what you will about the Chinese government ,they make very watchable propaganda films.
    • CommentAuthorsacredchao
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2008
    Watched Diary of the Dead a couple days ago. It was complete ass, save one or two scenes. Wretched diaglogue and acting and stupid characters destroyed what could have been a decent flick.
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2008
    I finally got around to seeing The Prestige recently, and as long as you can maintain your suspension of disbelief (not that hard for me, in a film about magic) then it's a work of art. Pacy feel, great tension, nice time-management, good dialogue. And, of course, both Bale and Jackman were stunningly good in their roles.
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    This thread's gotten stupidly long. We'll devolve to a monthly thread or something...