Discussion in 'Community' started by TheEmperorsProtege, Aug 15, 2004.
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Two rewatches: Brick, which I still love, and The Prestige, which I think is really interesting.
Resident Evil: Retribution
Hysteria, a movie set in Victorian England about the invention of the vibrator starring Maggie Gyllenhaal. The parts where they first try it out on a patient has a bit of a steampunk vibe to it, since they're wearing goggles and all.
In the Mood For Love
Very, very good. I have yet to see a Wong Kar Wai film that I didn't enjoy from beginning to end. And they all look so good.
The Woman in Black, very good horror movie
John Dies at the End. It was no John Dies at the End.
The Bourne Legacy
Man Bites Dog for the umpteenth time.
that's a good movie.
Agreed. I am quite a fan.
Lincoln. Fantastic film.
The Apostle (1997, Duvall)
A vehicle clearly built by Duvall for himself, and that's an unfortunate seam to have, but this is Robert Friggin' Duvall, and he can basically do whatever the hell he wants as far as I'm concerned. The good thing is that it's quite well written - to me, it's a much better version of Sling Blade, chiefly because Duvall is more aware that economy can sometimes get you further. That and he's a more seasoned hand than Thornton (who does very good in this film, incidentally). I wouldn't call it a great film, but the dramatic function of a primary character who has a dangerous violent streak but is otherwise a genuine force for good is intriguing. There's also a delightful streak of dark humour that Duvall infuses into the work as well.
Finally got around to watching Skyfall, which I thought was excellent. A great follow-up to Casino Royale after the disappointing Quantum of Solace. I would've liked some more continuation of the Quantum plot line though, but then I'm a bugger for story arcs. This was also Daniel Craig's best outing as Bond, I think. Fantastic actor.
I also watched Resident Evil: Retribution, which was enjoyably terrible. The Resident Evil films are something of a guilty pleasure of mine but the previous one was a load of balls. This one was a bit more of a return to form (well, as good a return to form as you're going to get for a franchise as awful as Resident Evil). The acting, plot, CGI and script are all over the place, but then you don't watch a film like this for any of that. You watch it to see Milla Jovovich in tight clothing shooting zombies. It's like a doner kebab after a heavy night out drinking. You know it's bad for you, you'll regret it and it will most likely make you vomit, but still you get it.
Great movie. Now that I've seen it I can add the trilogy(Days of Being Wild, In the Mood For Love, 2046) to my list of trilogies that did not disappoint list.
I bought and watched 2046 on a Zas recommend. Very good movie but I never sought out the trilogy.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 3D 48 fps.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Trying to watch all the movies i own
As always, I'll post my thoughts in the Bond thread (when I can find the darn thing - natch).
Rock of Ages. Again!
I know I am like one of 6 people on this planet that loves this movie but it just makes me so happy!
Beasts of the Southern Wild. wtf? It has an almost-offensive misrepresentation of a "mandatory evacuation" in the event of a storm. 1. It's usually before, not after, the storm happens that they try to inform people. 2. Despite it being "mandatory," no one can force you to leave. They certainly won't break into your destroyed shack and kidnap you and imprison you in a shelter. I guess the act of terrorism on the levee may have made them do that, but that isn't at all clear and still, an extreme reaction like forced eviction of the entire community seems unlikely. And Aurochs were cattle, not pigs. Suppose that could be chalked up to a little girl's imagination, though.
I wish I had read the reviews that compared the style to Malick. At least it has a plot of sorts, meandering though it is. Unlike Tree of Life, I can actually understand people liking this, though I'm still baffled at the high esteem it has among critics. I'm not a fan of the "artsy" stuff.
Little Miss Sunshine. I haven't seen it in its entirety for a while, so it was a great rewatch.
Me, too. I watched Goldfinger last night.