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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11610 on: September 17, 2012, 03:31:51 PM »
Apocalypse Now
First time.  I didn't think I would like it, but I actually did.  I was expecting it to be like Deer Hunter, and I really hate Marlon Brando.  I thought it was more like a dark Saving Private Ryan.....perhaps Killing Col Kurtz?  I also liked the ambiguous and psychedelic ending.  And the Doors are always great.
Another one I haven't watch, even though i should. I just don't care for war movies.

Oh I adore this movie. I can see why IM fell asleep, the pacing is slow(er) than "normal" (if normal can be defined in this case), but I think it actually helps create the atmosphere of the film. I love it. Is it on Blu-ray?

Avoid Redux though, fucking plantation scene is like watching paint dry.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11611 on: September 18, 2012, 09:57:39 AM »
I'll say it. I'm not a fan of Tim Burton. I loved Ed Wood, but everything else...meh. Bring on the hate.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11612 on: September 18, 2012, 10:18:53 AM »
I hate your favorite thing.  What is it?  Mythbusters?  Lassie?  Faces?  I hate it all.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11613 on: September 18, 2012, 10:22:51 AM »
I don't really have any favourite things, I'm quite free, easy and fickle about stuff. However due to that I really don't have a concrete opinion about Burton either.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11614 on: September 18, 2012, 12:48:13 PM »
Punch Drunk Love. One of my top five favourite films. It always makes me so happy.

I haven't seen it yet (I want to watch Boogie Nights and Magnolia first) but Punch Drunk Love is available to rent for 99ยข this week on iTunes.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11615 on: September 18, 2012, 12:53:22 PM »
I love Tim Burton, he's done some bad movies sure, but I enjoy the majority.  Favorite is Ed Wood.

I'm excited for Frankenweenie, bought the Halloween candy bags from Subway.  A dollar each.  Cashier asked me if they were for my kids.

Sure.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11616 on: September 18, 2012, 01:00:56 PM »
My problem with most of Tim Burton's work for the last decade or so is the same as the problems Lucas has.  Its largely unoriginal and uninspired, lazy, and relies too heavily on CGI.  Both Burton and Lucas can make good things if they work their asses off and feel challenged.  There is not a single thing that I can see in Alice in Wonderland that would have been a challenge for Burton.  For a computer animator, yes, but not for Burton.

Pure speculation here, but I also suspect that using the same cast members over and over while getting too close to them is a problem.  Burton has never struck me as a forceful director (I remember him telling a story about being on the set of Batman and Jack Palance nearly making him wet himself while trying to give direction) so I don't imagine its easy for him to drive his wife to a stronger performance, or Johnny Depp for that matter.  Even good actors can need a strong director and if that director is trying too hard to be friends it might make the movie suffer.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11617 on: September 18, 2012, 01:47:48 PM »
I'm not sure if it's the actors fault though, as they've generally been the best part of his films over the past few years.  The problem is that he picks overly familiar material, which runs over the same ground he's covered in the past.  And he seems to have permanently stuck himself with a dark, gothic style that limits him creatively too.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11618 on: September 18, 2012, 01:56:13 PM »
Cracked had some interesting musings on the Depp/Burton partnership:

http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-artists-who-should-probably-just-take-break-while/


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11619 on: September 18, 2012, 02:01:34 PM »
Cracked had some interesting musings on the Depp/Burton partnership:

http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-artists-who-should-probably-just-take-break-while/

Heh.  That article is basically a summing up of the last couple of pages of this thread.  :)


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11620 on: September 18, 2012, 10:56:17 PM »
The Hidden - Michael Nouri and Kyle MacLaughlan hunt down an alien on a rampage that can move between human host bodies.
Holy hell is this movie fucking awesome.       
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11621 on: September 19, 2012, 08:39:28 AM »
The Hidden - Michael Nouri and Kyle MacLaughlan hunt down an alien on a rampage that can move between human host bodies.
Holy hell is this movie fucking awesome.       

Oh yeah, that one had Claudia Christian in it didn't it?

Yep, she does a great job playing one the hosts.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11622 on: September 19, 2012, 03:02:53 PM »
Pretty in Pink

Not my favorite Hughes movie, that would be Some Kind of Wonderful.  But God, I love Jon Cryer.

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A Jon Cryer twofer!  Hadn't seen it in years, still funny.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11623 on: September 19, 2012, 08:45:55 PM »
Piranha DD - This is what you would get if the SyFy channel and Cinemax worked together. A film so utturly lacking in the fun that the original had.
  The only thing this movie has going for it is plenty of nice boobs (it's all in quick shots. Nothing like the epic nude lesbian swimming from the first one), and the main characters weren't quite as annoying as the main teenagers from the first one.
AVOID. Even if you liked the first one, and are only going into this one for the cheeseball and titty factor, totally not worth it.
  Sad to see John Gulager fall so far. I unabashadly love Feast, but it's sequels were progressively far worse and sloppier. And with this movie, I have a bad feeling he is cementing himself to be another Michael Bayish talentless frat boy, who only made something watchable early on because of limitations imposed on him. I would love to be proven wrong on this. But really, when directors get free reign, that is when their true colors come out.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11624 on: September 19, 2012, 09:12:26 PM »
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Alien 3.

The perfect combination, right?

I hadn't seen GPB before, and we just got the Forever Marylin blu ray set. It was really fun. Apparently, it was one of my wife's favourite as a little girl (which is hilarious). It was really fun. I used to dismiss Marylin Monroe, but she made a lot of great movies.

I assumed had seen Alien 3, but somehow, it turns out, it had passed me by. It starts out quite strong, but the last hour of the movie is really repetitive and drags. The CG has not aged well either. BUT, I still enjoyed it well enough. We just have the fourth one to go. (I have seen it before though.)
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