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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby Metroid » Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:56 pm

I completely disagree with you on Gangs of New York, that movie is fantastic. The major bumble in that movie was casting Cameron Diaz, she was dreadful. Otherwise the movie is fantastic. I don't recall it being hard to follow but it is a long movie.

Man you are far behind in movie watching, those 4 you still have to watch are all awesome movies. I guarantee all of them will be near the top of your favorite moves list. ;-D
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby Dan Lambskin » Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:01 pm

Metroid wrote:I completely disagree with you on Gangs of New York, that movie is fantastic. The major bumble in that movie was casting Cameron Diaz, she was dreadful. Otherwise the movie is fantastic. I don't recall it being hard to follow but it is a long movie.

Man you are far behind in movie watching, those 4 you still have to watch are all awesome movies. I guarantee all of them will be near the top of your favorite moves list. ;-D


yeah Gangs is great...the only one i have yet to see on that list is Platoon. the rest are all really good

oh...and here's a review of Paranormal Activity meh...i was expecting better...the dude was real annoying but the chick had some nice jubblies so that helped keep me interested during the non scary parts. needed more hijinks. ending was kind of lame
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby The Artful Dodger » Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:26 pm

Funny thing is, I haven't seen Gangs of New York myself because I shudder at the fact of Leonardo di Caprio in the film, as much as I can't stand seeing Tom Cruise on screen. It took me a while to see The Departed, for example, and eventually I did after it won the Best Picture Oscar. I strongly prefer Infernal Affairs over The Departed any day though. I'll probably have to see Gangs of New York, knowing the continuous good reviews it has gotten.

I've seen Casino, Pulp Fiction, Platoon, and Shawshank and they're fantastic. Granted, I think Quentin Tarantino is the master of ripoff films (not a bad thing per se) and I'm not in the same Shawshank Redemption lovefest others tend to be on, but they're all very good films.
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby Metroid » Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:32 am

You have to see Gangs simply for Daniel Day Lewis. I thought Leo was great in it, but I know some people aren't into him so I hear ya there. However Daniel Day Lewis is gold in everything, and Gangs is no exception. Cameron Diaz was just awful though. B-)

Finally got around to watching The Hangover, hilarious, loved it. ;-D

And Shannon got me to watch The Proposal, laughed a few times but meh. :-?
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby bigh0rt » Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:28 pm

Metroid wrote:You have to see Gangs simply for Daniel Day Lewis. I thought Leo was great in it, but I know some people aren't into him so I hear ya there. However Daniel Day Lewis is gold in everything, and Gangs is no exception. Cameron Diaz was just awful though. B-)

Finally got around to watching The Hangover, hilarious, loved it. ;-D

And Shannon got me to watch The Proposal, laughed a few times but meh. :-?

Gangs of New York is a fantastic film, but I may be biased being from there. Daniel Day Lewis as Bill the Butcher is one of the best villains in any movie I've ever seen, and Di Caprio is excellent in it (which, in my opinion, he pretty much typically is in all his roles -- you still hung up on Titanic, Ray?) I agree with Met, though, that Diaz is probably the low point in the movie, and it would have been better served with a variety of alternatives playing her role.
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby joejlitz » Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:00 pm

1) DiCaprio is the Justin Timberlake of movies. Yes, he looks like he should be in a boy band and it feels like you might be gay if you like him. But, he's talented and entertaining and there's no sense in denying it. It's ok to like both of those guys. I'm a big fan of both. And I especially liked DiCaprio and his accent in Blood Diamond, me broo. Magic.

2) Not sure what "master of ripoff films" means, but Pulp was great. First mainstream movie to successfully use the backward/forward in time thing. Plus, this movie was way edgy when it first came out in terms of content. One of QT's best (among Reservoir Dogs and True Romance).

3) Avatar is the first movie in a LONG time that I want to go back to the theater to see. 3-D in IMAX was awesome. 'Nuff said.
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby The Artful Dodger » Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:15 pm

bigh0rt wrote:and Di Caprio is excellent in it (which, in my opinion, he pretty much typically is in all his roles -- you still hung up on Titanic, Ray?)


No, not really, but it's an instinctive dislike to turn the other way about any new picture that he's in. I do admit as a 15 year old when Titanic came out, I cringed at every time I heard some teenybopper girl mope about him practically becoming an icicle. I caved into the Titanic hype when it finally hit video and didn't like it, for the fact it was 2 hours or so of Leo whining and/or exaggerating his role. He's improved from that since, but I really could care less about his films.

joejlitz wrote:2) Not sure what "master of ripoff films" means, but Pulp was great. First mainstream movie to successfully use the backward/forward in time thing. Plus, this movie was way edgy when it first came out in terms of content. One of QT's best (among Reservoir Dogs and True Romance).


I like QT's movies and shoot, he comes from the same hometown as me, but I see him as a guy who can tweak ideas from films he's liked or seen and turn them into something different. I don't think he's great at creating things from scratch. Reservoir Dogs, for example, was a remake of a Hong Kong action film called City on Fire. The latter was a more straightforward action thriller, but a lot of the cues seen in Reservoir Dogs were taken off from City on Fire, like the Mexican standoff at the end.
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby joejlitz » Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:37 am

The Artful Dodger wrote:I like QT's movies and shoot, he comes from the same hometown as me, but I see him as a guy who can tweak ideas from films he's liked or seen and turn them into something different. I don't think he's great at creating things from scratch. Reservoir Dogs, for example, was a remake of a Hong Kong action film called City on Fire. The latter was a more straightforward action thriller, but a lot of the cues seen in Reservoir Dogs were taken off from City on Fire, like the Mexican standoff at the end.

That may be true, but after thousands of years of story-telling, dating back to before Shakespeare, original stories are VERY hard to come by. Almost everything is based off of something previous in one way or another.

Personally, I think QT's best days are behind him. Pulp, Reservoir Dogs, True Romance (if you hadn't seen it, go get it), Natural Born Killers (much like Pulp, this also had very original directing), and From Dusk till Dawn are all my favorites, but I was also much younger then. Kill Bill and some of the newer stuff, I'm not into as much.

I still enjoy his movies, though - best of all the dialogue in them. I just watched Inglourios Basterds last night (however you spell it) and, though some of the conversations were way long - opening scene was over 20 minutes - that is what really makes a movie for me: dialogue. Pulp is a great example of that. Who doesn't remember the Royale with Cheese conversation in the car? Or how about in Reservoir Dogs when Mr. Pink doesn't tip? Anyway, some people love action, car chases, and things blowing up. I love good dialogue.
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby Dan Lambskin » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:59 am

UP it was just alright for me dawg
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby FearandLoathinginATL » Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:32 pm

joejlitz wrote: And I especially liked DiCaprio and his accent in Blood Diamond, me broo. Magic.


I cant stand his accent in that movie. And the writing? Woof. Although honestly I only remember that horrible line Leo says "In America it's bling bling but over here it's bling bang." I shudder everytime I hear that. %-6

I just saw him in Revolutionary Road while I was on vacation. Ultra short synopsis is it's about Leo and Kate Winslet's failing marriage. Leo was good but Winslet stole the show. One her best performances and that's saying a lot. Probably wont be too popular around here as its a sad relationship movie but I think it's definitely worth checking out.

In all this QT talk I see no one has mentioned Four Rooms. Granted, he only wrote/directed a fourth of it, but the scene is his room is one of my all time favorites. This is probably one of Tim Roth's better roles too.
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