moonhead wrote:A Fistful of Dollars The first in the Man with no name series...While not as good as GB&U, this is a great western. Still campy, as it was being shot in Italy/Spain somewhere over there. Only Clint Eastwood was speaking English as the cameras were rolling so the audio/video track looks goofy. Apparently this is a blatant ripoff of a Japanese movie called Yojimbo which is supposed to spectacular in its own right. Fistful of Dollars is well done, Eastwood is a badass, and the music is great. Since i rated GB&U at a 9.4/10...this movie receives a 8.9/10.
I've seen Yojimbo. It is definitely a complete ripoff, but so was The Magnificent Seven. The difference is that The Magnificent Seven wasn't as good as The Seven Samurai, but A Fistful of Dollars is better than Yojimbo. Yojimbo is a really good movie, if you can sit through a black and white film with subtext. But the Clint with knight armor scene alone makes Dollars better. Plus it has the fabled Leone/Morricone combination.
Nilmerf wrote:Once Upon a Time in America I don't think the average person would like this movie as much as I do. For one, it is pushing into the 4 hour territory of length. For two, there are some disturbing scenes. But Sergio Leone and Ennio Morricone are the best director/composer combination in my mind. They trade the spaghetti western genre for a gangster film, and I love the results. Leone crafts a great story that is extremely deep, and Morricone's version of Yesterday by the Beatles really stood out. This is all about Robert De Niro and James Woods's characters. The casting directors did a great job finding young kids that look very much like their eventual characters, including a 14 year old Jennifer Connelly. 9/10
I think this film would have rivaled the Godfather if they didn't release the short verison. That killed the box office and reputation of the film.
Nilmerf wrote:A Bridge Too Far I wouldn't be exaggerating if I said this was the biggest all-star cast ever assembled. Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Gene Hackman, Michael Caine, Robert Redford, James Caan, and many more are a part of this post D-Day WWII movie. I particularly liked Caine as the Irish Lt. Colonel, and Redford as the American Major. For some reason it doesn't really feel like a movie, moreso a documentary. It isn't over-dramatized, it just tells you what happened and has some spectacular visuals. 8/10
I agree with you again great film, 8/10. Another great D-Day film is The Longest Day its cast was the best ever, a must see imo.
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Walk The Line - Actually saw it on an airplane last week so it might have been chopped up a bit. Good movie, good music. I always thought Reese Witherspoon was kind of a lightweight but she did a nice job in this one.
I'm not a huge Johnny Cash fan but they wove the music into the movie very well. I didn't realize JC was as messed-up as he was, the guy had some problems. Overall I'd give it 8/10.
Nilmerf wrote:I saw Wedding Crashers on the weekend with pals, so I had to rent some real movies to make me forget about it.
A Bridge Too Far I wouldn't be exaggerating if I said this was the biggest all-star cast ever assembled. Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Gene Hackman, Michael Caine, Robert Redford, James Caan, and many more are a part of this post D-Day WWII movie. I particularly liked Caine as the Irish Lt. Colonel, and Redford as the American Major. For some reason it doesn't really feel like a movie, moreso a documentary. It isn't over-dramatized, it just tells you what happened and has some spectacular visuals. 8/10.
Saw this movie for the first time 3-5 years ago, can't remember, but the movie was sweet. I saw it again two years ago, it's long but sweet.
Pretty good movie, that's all I care to say about it for now.
And I thought I was a critic! This movie is one of only three that I would give a perfect 10/10 score. The other two would be The Good The Bad and The Ugly, and Casablanca.
no doubt. one of a maximum of 3 movies i can give a 10.0 to as well. the godfather II gets the 10.0 (i think it's a better movie, just a little slower than I). and then 2001: a space odyssey. visually the most awe inspiring piece of film. and a very peculiar story.
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moonhead wrote: 2001: a space odyssey. visually the most awe inspiring piece of film. and a very peculiar story.
Holy cripes, that movie is the biggest yawn fest ever. sure the premise is cool, but the execution . . . boring. I know they're in space but sheesh watching a guy walk around in slow motion for 15 minutes is not exactly awe inspiring in my book. I do like the begining.
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It started off just classic and looked to be a good film, also since it had Knoxville in it i thought it would be worth watching.
It had it's funny parts here an there but soon after the start there wasnt much more too it, i found myself getting up and doing other things while the movie continued....I also thought they stole the story from South Park, but maybe it was the other way.
Anyways it wasnt that funny at all and didnt meet my expectations, commercials led on more than what was there.