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#31 Old 10-26-2006, 01:07 PM
 
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to Maria Full of Grace. Very moving.

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there is no such thing as a bad zombie movie. :zombie:

yes there is. Zombie Honeymoon. I couldn't even watch the whole thing it was so bad. but that's the only bad one I've seen and I've seen many a zombie movie
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Has anyone seen Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures? This was amazing. And based on a true story.



I recently saw The Happiness of the Katakuris. This is in Japanese and is subtitled but they are so expressive you almost don't need the subtitles. Plus the added bonus of when somehting big happens like a volcano errupting that in any other film would be big budget CGI, they just turn into claymation annimation to do the shot. Then when the expensive shot is done they turn back into real actors again. It's a hoot.



Bad Education is a Spanish film that stars gael garcia bernal and is soooo good. But again, subtitled. We saw that one at the cinema and rented it later as well.



We've just rented Paperhouse. Haven't watched it yet---so will let you now.

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I liked Slither. It was off. Slow in the beginning. But it essentially turned into a zombie movie. And there is no such thing as a bad zombie movie. :zombie:





I just kept wanting to say "FEED ME, SEYMOUR" outloud in a fat voice while watching it. Fat voice, you ask? Yes. Fat voice.



I'd say it was more of a love story than a zombie movie. *cough*

I did feel warm and fuzzy a few times.



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Paperhouse is okay, not great. it gets a little creepy near the end.

I loved Bad Education, Gael Garcia Bernal is one of my favorite actors.
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Running With Scissors is out in theaters today!



I command all of my minions to go see it.
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Has anyone seen Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures? This was amazing. And based on a true story.

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Yes, a marvellous film. But it is fairly old by now.
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Yes, a marvellous film. But it is fairly old by now.



So? If a person hasn't seen it yet, it'll be new to them.

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Tonight I'll be watching, The Tricky Master and God of Gamblers III. Both are Stephen Chow flicks.
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I think I've only been to the theatres twice in the past 8 months in an effort to save money.... but I had to go see my man in The Departed. Very good flick, and involves more thought than your average mafia/crime drama, but the ending was very disappointing. Walk out of the theatre as soon as they get into the elevator of the abandoned building, and pretend the last 15 minutes of the film don't exist.
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Has anyone seen Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures? This was amazing. And based on a true story.

Yeah, it was pretty good. And somewhat disturbing, if I recall correctly!

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Somewhat recently, I watched Silent Hill. Too game-like. Poor acting. A couple of scary scenes.



We borrowed this last night from someone. I agree with your comments.



I felt like I was in the video game. I only played part of the first Silent Hill game, but it still seemed too much like a game.
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I rented Locker (Shibuya Kaidan) to watch tonight. I haven't hear to much about it but it seems pretty cool (if you like Japanese horror)
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Well, the last movie I watched was Gummo, directed by Harmony Korine, who wrote the movie Kids, which some of you might be familiar with.



It's set in Xenia, OH, after a tornado hit the town. It's very postmodern and is a scrapbook of some backwoods people.



I have to warn you.....it has some (hopefully fake) scenes involving violence against cats.....I find it disdainful but then again, you're not supposed to sympathize with these characters.
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I watched The Locker last night, oh boy was it ever scary. and sad

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if you are a fan of the eastern horror genre I reccommend this movie for sure I'm watching the sequel tonight after Elliott's in bed.
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Has anyone seen Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures? This was amazing. And based on a true story.



i've seen it. SO many times. i love it.



and so what if it's a pretty old movie by now? hell, the last movie i saw was the nutty professor - the original one, with jerry lewis. by comparison, heavenly creatures is a baby my mom just signed up for netflix, which is cool since i haven't really seen many movies. between the two of us, we keep it fairly balanced - she always wants to see all these really recent movies, and i keep adding rather old movies and foreign films
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Last night we watched Lars von Trier's "Dancer in the Dark" movie starring Bjork.



Superb acting, interesting storyline, entertaining montages, but all in all very very very sad.
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Last night we watched Lars von Trier's "Dancer in the Dark" movie starring Bjork.



Superb acting, interesting storyline, entertaining montages, but all in all very very very sad.

I love; that movie.
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I also need to give props to Maria Full of Grace. Granted, I haven't seen it in probably a year, but it is really good. There's some blood toward the end, but the other "objectionable" parts of the movie are crucial to the storyline: the main characters are drug mules, smuggling cocaine from Columbia to the US.



I thought this was an amazing movie too... Very powerful. Too bad not many people have seen this...



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Does anyone else have friends who have running lists of movies you need to see? I think I've seen a decent amount, for someone who's not a total movie fanatic. Every time three particular friendsonly two of whom know each other, evenhear I haven't seen a particular flick they liked, they sigh and say, "Skylark, I'm adding it to the list."



My BF does that. He watches pretty much every movie that comes out. He sometimes brings me stacks of dvds to watch and it'll take me weeks to see them all... He gets all incredulous when I haven't seen certain "important" films.

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I forgot to add that I went to see 'Man of the Year' with Robin Williams today.

Loved it... It was a comedy and a drama all rolled into one... A dramady as it were. There are some hilarious lines and great political points.

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Oh, how I would love a good Robin Williams movie. I think there is a comic genius in there somewhere, but he's made some real stinkers in recent years. That said, I haven't yet seen The Night Listener either.



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Last night we watched Lars von Trier's "Dancer in the Dark" movie starring Bjork.



Superb acting, interesting storyline, entertaining montages, but all in all very very very sad.



Hm...one to add to the rental queue.



Our latest picks have been a couple of Brad Anderson flicks (ooh, nice rhyming): The Machinist, and Session 9. I'd actually rented The Machinist before, but in one of those great moves, never got around to watching it before it had to go back to the video store. Definitely my favorite of the two. Great colors (or lack thereof), superb acting, good ending. Session 9 was a little less satisfying. It seemed to drag in parts, while moving way too fast in others. Not horrible, but not on my recommended list, either. I did discover thought that Anderson directed another film which I love Happy Accidents.



oh, and if you want to see a funny Williams performance, try Death to Smoochy. Near as I can tell, I'm the only person I know who likes this movie, but I swear it's funny as hell.

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I cry every time I watch Dancer in the Dark, and I've seen it so many times.
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oh, and if you want to see a funny Williams performance, try Death to Smoochy. Near as I can tell, I'm the only person I know who likes this movie, but I swear it's funny as hell.



everyone i know who has seen it has loved it. i still haven't gotten around to seeing it though. i'll have to add it to the netflix queue
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My take on Robin Williams is that in the dramas he's in, he always plays the same teddybear-esque character, but that character is always so humane that I like it. Good Will Hunting is the best example of this.



re: Session 9, I feel I have to defend it since I recommended it

I liked at least these things about it:

-I really noticed the music. It wasn't standard horror muzak but there were some very creative moves. At one point a guitar twang out of nowhere, and the scariest moments used some weird circus-like piano runs.

-beforehand, I thought David Caruso would suck (dunno why), but I really liked his performance

-the stuff said on the audio reels was truly disturbing

-one thing I noticed was that unlike most horror movies, the scariest scenes happened in broad daylight, even if they were indoors, and yet managed to be pretty creepy. I thought that was a sign of their effectiveness.

-the last line is one of the best endings to any movie I know, hands down.



What I missed was a distinct visual look a la Machinist. I actually thought Machinist was great but didn't like the ending. Overall, I'd actually prefer S9 to Machinist, although they're both good.

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I loved Man of the Year. I might go watch it again tonight, since I have no Halloween parties to attend. Thankfully, I had read a review of it ahead of time, so I knew it was a comedy and a drama, not just a comedy like the trailer appears.



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I got really annoyed with the head honchos of the company-like-Diebold when they didn't just kill off the main female character. It would have made a much more interesting story if they had killed her, and then someone else uncovers all of it. I liked her, but those execs were just so ineffective!




To those who think Robin Williams should play something other than the teddy bear, what roles would you like to see him in? I just can't picture him as Captain Jack Sparrow. There's only one Johnny Depp AFAIK.

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He definitely wasn't a Teddy Bear in One Hour Photo. (shudder)

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Tonight's pick was the new version of Omen, which was just recently released here in the UK. I'm not a big fan of scary movies altogether, but that aside, this was a pretty good movie. I think it's the religious mumbo-jumbo that appeals to me somehow. Apparently I haven't seen the original, so I can't tell if this was better or worse.

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So come on... who's going to see Borat this friday?



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I'll download it this Friday.
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That's interesting. Caruso's performance was one of the weak spots, I thought. Actually, all the acting seemed a bit sub-par to me, they seemed pretty one dimensional.



Much of my disinterest I think, was that I felt that I'd seen it before. Now this could be true of the "twist" in The Machinist as well, but I found the backstory in that tale to be more interesting.



The music was quite good, and I did like the final line, however.



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re: Session 9, I feel I have to defend it since I recommended it

I liked at least these things about it:

-I really noticed the music. It wasn't standard horror muzak but there were some very creative moves. At one point a guitar twang out of nowhere, and the scariest moments used some weird circus-like piano runs.

-beforehand, I thought David Caruso would suck (dunno why), but I really liked his performance

-the stuff said on the audio reels was truly disturbing

-one thing I noticed was that unlike most horror movies, the scariest scenes happened in broad daylight, even if they were indoors, and yet managed to be pretty creepy. I thought that was a sign of their effectiveness.

-the last line is one of the best endings to any movie I know, hands down.



What I missed was a distinct visual look a la Machinist. I actually thought Machinist was great but didn't like the ending. Overall, I'd actually prefer S9 to Machinist, although they're both good.


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