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02-20-2013, 05:37 PM
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Kihei, have you had a chance to watch Lore yet? I'm really interested to hear what you think of the film. Let me know if you need any more links.

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02-20-2013, 08:20 PM
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Kihei, have you had a chance to watch Lore yet? I'm really interested to hear what you think of the film. Let me know if you need any more links.
Not yet. Will try to get to it soon.

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02-20-2013, 08:27 PM
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Skyfall: 8.5/10

While I did like Casino Royale, I though Skyfall was much better. Deakins' cinematography was very impressive and the shots in Scotland were phenomenal. I'm not usually much of an action fan, but this is the type of action movie that I can really enjoy.

Argo: 8/10

Very good stuff from Affleck. Solid acting all around and some really intense moments. I was really impressed by how he captured the feel of the period the movie was set in. After seeing this, I was very happy that Arkin was nominated as I thought he was excellent. Also, I remember someone here mentioning how good the editing was and I have to agree, I thought it was great.

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02-21-2013, 01:07 AM
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The Illusionist (animated) - 5/5
I didn't love it as much the first time around, but I saw it again on Netflix in HD and I couldn't have been more satisfied.

Anything else like it?

Also, I know there's a last TV show thread buried SOMEWHERE, but I couldn't find it right away by searching/going through recent pages, so I don't care, I'm doing it here.

Californication: Season 1 - 3.5 or 4
Californication: Season 2 - 3
I loved it initially, and it's still very entertaining at this point, but it felt like it started spinning its wheels a little bit and like something I'll get sick of pretty soon. I'll probably stop after season 3, since people are actually complaining that it gets significantly worse after that.

I'm not a fan of when it becomes obvious a show starts to feel like it's desperately trying to keep you interested while not really having a focused sense of direction. Season 1 felt alot more cohesive.

Mr. D: Season 1 - 2.5 or 3/5
It's far from perfect (sometimes feels like it's trying too hard to follow the brand of humor of popular "clever comedies")-- occasionally a joke will fall completely and awkwardly flat (I get that from alot of Canadian humor personally), but this might be the first Canadian show I've enjoyed period.

Community: first two episodes of Season 4
- 0.5/5
It's just the first two episodes because I'm giving up on the series after that. Really disliked it, felt like nails on a chalkboard and didn't get a second of enjoyment from it.


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02-21-2013, 07:34 AM
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Frailty (2001)
100 min - Crime | Drama | Thriller

Watched it again this morning and still great! 8/10

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The Illusionist (animated) - 5/5
I didn't love it as much the first time around, but I saw it again on Netflix in HD and I couldn't have been more satisfied.

Anything else like it?
Loved it. That scene with him waiting for the rock band to finish their act cracks me up.

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02-21-2013, 08:27 AM
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Sling Blade - 9/10

Pretty awesome stuff from Billy Bob Thornton and a movie that really hits hard. I loved it.

Jeff who lives at home - 6/10

Pretty predictable, ending was a little far fetched, but still somewhat enjoyable to watch..

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02-21-2013, 08:16 PM
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Skyfall 6.5-7/10

Nothing exceptional here except for the cinematography. The story was about as predictable as they come, and had too many plot holes to name. Still an entertaining movie, but hardly the masterpiece, or "Best Bond ever" many set it out to be.

Zero Dark Thirty 6/10

Why tell a 1.5 hour story over 2.5 hours? The script was dull, most of the scenes repetitive and pointless, and the ending predictable (). How Chastain got nominated for an Oscar is beyond me. Hardly a demanding role or overly effective portrayal. Much like with Hurt Locker, I think it's getting more praise for the subject matter than the actual content or execution of the film. Bigalow has come a long way though since K-19:The Widowmaker, which is probably the worst movie I've ever seen.


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Lore (2012), directed by Cate Shortland: A mother and her brood of children are on the run in Germany at the end of the Second World War. The twist is that they are not Jews. Rather the mother is a potential war criminal, and her children look like candidates for Hitler Jugend. It soon falls upon the eldest child, Lore, to find a way to marshall the children overland to Munich, a long ways away. On their travels, they are befriended by a young man who just might be Jewish. It sounds more interesting on paper than it plays in reality. Shortland makes some provacative moves, but she doesn't always know what she wants to do with her movie. Saskia Rosendahl as Lore is lovely and fragile, but her character and the movie around her are emotionally inert. As a result, very little in this movie ever wrings true or feels compelling. So surehanded with a risk-taking young woman in Somersault, Shortland appears baffled by the more reserved Lore. The director spends so much time taking hand-held close ups of the scenery that the movie seems preoccupied with the wrong elements of the film. The final show of spirit by Lore is little more than an easy way to end the movie in a predictably uncontroversial way. Overall, I just got the feeling that Shortland bit off a tad more than she could chew here.

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02-22-2013, 12:59 AM
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Just watched Django Unchained. It was one of the best movies I've watched in a while. i expect nothing less from QT. 10/10

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Lore (2012), directed by Cate Shortland: A mother and her brood of children are on the run in Germany at the end of the Second World War. The twist is that they are not Jews. Rather the mother is a potential war criminal, and her children look like candidates for Hitler Jugend. It soon falls upon the eldest child, Lore, to find a way to marshall the children overland to Munich, a long ways away. On their travels, they are befriended by a young man who just might be Jewish. It sounds more interesting on paper than it plays in reality. Shortland makes some provacative moves, but she doesn't always know what she wants to do with her movie. Saskia Rosendahl as Lore is lovely and fragile, but her character and the movie around her are emotionally inert. As a result, very little in this movie ever wrings true or feels compelling. So surehanded with a risk-taking young woman in Somersault, Shortland appears baffled by the more reserved Lore. The director spends so much time taking hand-held close ups of the scenery that the movie seems preoccupied with the wrong elements of the film. The final show of spirit by Lore is little more than an easy way to end the movie in a predictably uncontroversial way. Overall, I just got the feeling that Shortland bit off a tad more than she could chew here.

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Emotionally inert, that sounds about right. I believe that was my main criticism of Lore. Although overall I was a bit more optimistic than you I think.

I've been catching up on Asian cinema the past few days and every time I do, I come up with a couple of real gems. My favourites this time include Castaway on the Moon (which is basically a Korean version of Cast Away.. I shouldn't make a statement like that because the latter was an awful film imo) a very subtle, creative, colorful, feelgood (kind of), compelling drama with a perfect ending, which will probably end up in my all time favourites list. I also enjoyed Suzhou River very much. It felt like a Wong Kar-wai movie, although I liked it way better than any of his movies. I was surprised how director Ye Lou could take an ugly city like Shanghai, and make it look as magical as it did.

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02-22-2013, 09:29 PM
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Still getting over a breakup so I hate myself for this one...

(500) Days of Summer: 7/10

I liked the non-linear story telling, and the cinematography. There was a lot of background stuff going on with colors and places setting the mood for scenes that I thought was done really well.

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Still getting over a breakup so I hate myself for this one...

(500) Days of Summer: 7/10

I liked the non-linear story telling, and the cinematography. There was a lot of background stuff going on with colors and places setting the mood for scenes that I thought was done really well.
Sorry to hear about your breakup. I'll push you in a cinematic direction I often push people in who have just broken up, and it might not be the snobby direction that many people expect from me. I really love Forgetting Sarah Marshall. I don't care if you've seen it before, that's a movie I love no matter how many times I watch it.

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Lawless - 8/10. One of the best movies of the year IMO.

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Procrastinated by rewatching Blue Velvet today; my personal favorite. I still don't know why the Yellow Man is standing after he's killed. LYNCH!!!

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Sorry to hear about your breakup. I'll push you in a cinematic direction I often push people in who have just broken up, and it might not be the snobby direction that many people expect from me. I really love Forgetting Sarah Marshall. I don't care if you've seen it before, that's a movie I love no matter how many times I watch it.
(500) Days of Summer is at least hopeful. He meets Autumn (Minka Kelly) who is way hotter than Deschanel. Very representative of relationships tho

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Lawless - 8/10. One of the best movies of the year IMO.
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Procrastinated by rewatching Blue Velvet today; my personal favorite. I still don't know why the Yellow Man is standing after he's killed. LYNCH!!!
I wanted to re-watched last week , but I watched "Blood Simple" instead.
Both great movies, btw.

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2LDK (2003)
70 min - Drama | Horror | Thriller 7/10

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(500) Days of Summer: 7/10

I liked the non-linear story telling, and the cinematography. There was a lot of background stuff going on with colors and places setting the mood for scenes that I thought was done really well.
Sorry to hear about the breakup.

A great movie that became even greater after a breakup I had was Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. I liked it before, but it really hit home after that instance.

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Sorry to hear about the breakup.

A great movie that became even greater after a breakup I had was Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. I liked it before, but it really hit home after that instance.
Heh, thanks for the kind words guys. But relative to other people's standards, it was such a long time ago at this point I have no one but myself to blame for not being over it. But thanks anyways.

I've seen both these movies, and I love both of them.

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Side Effects - 10/10

Best movie I've seen in quite some time. Rooney Mara was great in this as was Jude Law.

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Californication: Season 1 - 3.5 or 4
Californication: Season 2 - 3
I loved it initially, and it's still very entertaining at this point, but it felt like it started spinning its wheels a little bit and like something I'll get sick of pretty soon. I'll probably stop after season 3, since people are actually complaining that it gets significantly worse after that.
Agreed. It's a good show but incredibly redundant. Every season has had basically the same concept.

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Lawless - 8/10. One of the best movies of the year IMO.
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May I ask why you guys think it's one of the best movies of the year? Frankly, I thought the script was an absolute mess, squandered potential given the cast.

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Procrastinated by rewatching Blue Velvet today; my personal favorite. I still don't know why the Yellow Man is standing after he's killed. LYNCH!!!
I re-watched Mulholland Dr. recently, as I tend to do every few months. Cinematic perfection.

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